Classical Numismatics Discussion Members' Gallery
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register.

Members' Gallery Home | Member Collections | Last Added | Last Comments | Most Viewed | Top Rated | My Favorities | Search Galleries
Last additions
20200223_001248.jpg
Pacorus II c.a 78-105 A.D.1 viewsAR Dibol
Indeterminate mint (Persis)
"New Parthian Coin Types" 1989
Type 6 (pl. 42, 8)
Ex. Cyrus Coins
William T2Feb 23, 2020
20200223_001306.jpg
Mithradates II ca. 121-91 B.C 1 viewsAE Tetrachalkous
Rhagae Mint
Sellwood 24.36
Ex. Pars Coins
William T2Feb 23, 2020
20200223_001222.jpg
1 viewsWilliam T2Feb 23, 2020
Vlasto_809~0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 280-272 BC.0 views21mm, 6.51 g, 4h

Reduced standard. Nude youth dismounting from horse rearing left; EY to right, ZΩΠY below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos and filleted palm frond, riding dolphin left; ΘI to left; to right, crested Corinthian helmet left. Vlasto 809 = Walcher de Molthein 114 (same obv. die); HN Italy –. Old cabinet tone, die break on obverse. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 36.
LeoFeb 23, 2020
Vlasto_27~0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320-315 BC. AV Sixth Stater – Diobol0 views9.5mm, 1.41 g, 11h
Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath; [ΣA] and dolphin to left, TAPAΣ to right
Herakles, raising club overhead in right hand, preparing to strike the Nemean lion as it attacks him from the right; bow and quiver to left, |-H below.
Fischer-Bossert G14 (V11/R14); Vlasto 27; HN Italy 951; SNG ANS 1034; SNG BN 1492–3; SNG Copenhagen 834; SNG Lloyd 186; Boston MFA 73 = Warren 36; Hunterian 20; Jameson 161; McClean 599 (all from the same dies). Good VF.

Apollo was worshipped as the patron of colonists at Tarentum, and he was also the patron of the revered Pythagorean religious order at Tarentum, which existed until the late fourth century. The reverse motif of Herakles fighting the Nemean lion was also used on contemporary silver diobols of Tarentum and its colony Herakleia, though the silver issues usually chose the "tondo" scene of a crouched Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion with a stranglehold (a design also used on the Syracusan gold 100 litrae issue of Dionysios I).
LeoFeb 23, 2020
normal_Vlasto_155~0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 470-465 BC.0 viewsSilver, 16 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h
TAPAS (retrograde) Forepart of hippocamp to right; below, scallop shell.
Rev. Diademed head of Satyra to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back; behind neck A.
HN III 839. Vlasto 155.
Very rare early variety; toned. Very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica M, 20 March 2002, 2033.
LeoFeb 23, 2020
Vlasto_394~0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 350-345 BC.0 views22mm, 7.85 g, 5h
Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding shield, on horse galloping left / Phalanthos, nude, holding dart and trident, riding dolphin right; ΦI below. Fischer-Bossert Group 44, 639 var. (V248/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 394 (same obv. die); HN Italy 870. Deep old iridescent tone, struck with worn obverse die. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
LeoFeb 23, 2020
Vlasto_475_0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 385-380 BC.0 views22mm, 7.88 g, 12h
Nude youth on horse leaping right; A to lower left, P to lower right / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; X below, Ω above tail. Fischer-Bossert Group 31c, 471b (V199/R356) = Vlasto 475 = M.P. Vlasto, “Monnaies rares ou inédites de Tarente de ma collection” in RBN 1899, p. 150, 7 and pl. VI, 7 (this coin); HN Italy 880; Winterthur 225 (same dies). Old collection tone, minor flan flaws, small die break on reverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection, 475.
LeoFeb 23, 2020
Vlasto_759~0.jpg
Greek, Italy, Calabria, Taras AR Nomos. 280-272 BC0 views20.5mm, 6.46 g, 2h
Reduced standard. Nude youth, crowing horse he rides right; to left, crowing Nike above ΣI; ΘE below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos and trident, riding dolphin left; ΛY to right. Vlasto 759; HN Italy 1009. Toned, deposits, cleaning scratches in fields on obverse. EF. Very rare, only the Vlasto example in CoinArchives.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
LeoFeb 23, 2020
2011.jpg
womenjuliapaulanisibis0010 viewsJulia Paula
Nisibis, Mesopotamia

Obv: Draped bust right.
Obv: Bust of city goddess draped and veiled
18 mm, 3.32 grams

Lindgren II 2599
Charles MFeb 23, 2020
1785__Numismatik_Naumann,_Auction_80_#3.jpg
bmc10_20 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...TⲰNƐI..., Radiate head right.
Rev: KAPKM..., crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets; between horns, star of six points.
17 mm, 2.93 gms

Lindgren II 2560
Charles MFeb 23, 2020
2058__Savoca_Coins_London,_Monthly_London_Auction_4,_lot_537.jpg
bmc14_var10 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: AV...NƐ..., radiate head right.
Rev: ...Λ...OⲰΠ..., Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet, palm branch (?) above pellets.
15 mm, 2.51 gms

BMC 14a; Lindgren 2563
Charles MFeb 23, 2020
JUD_Imitative_Group_S.jpg
Imitative Judaean Prutah1 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 480; Hendin (5th ed.) 1161; Meshorer TJC Group S; Meshorer AJC H.
AE Prutah; 1.82 g., 15.37 mm.

Obv.: Bungled paleo-Hebrew legend iwithin wreath:

Rev.: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons.
StkpFeb 23, 2020
Aurelian.jpg
Aurelian RIC V-I Cyzicus 3482 viewsAE 21.94mm 3.4g 270-275 AD
OBV :: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG;Radiate and cuirassed bust right
REV :: RESTITVT ORBIS; Emperor holding spear, receiving laurel
EX :: A
REF :: RIC V-I Cyzicus 348
from uncleaned lot 2019
JohnnyFeb 23, 2020
BCC_CM41_Elagabalus_Tyche.jpg
BCC CM411 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Elagabalus 218-222 CE
Obv: [IM C M] AV? [ANTON]
Very young, laureate, draped?
bust right. Inscription blundered.
Rev:[--FL AV - CAES in exergue]
AE 17.5mm. 7.03gm. Axis:210
Kadman 81, Rare
Surface find, 1974

There are potentially other city
identifications, but I think this
is, by far, the most likely. Any
other ideas are welcome.
v-dromeFeb 22, 2020
IMGP3699Art2tdrcombo~0.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 13,79gr, 25, 4mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; dotted border 4:30 to 6h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT; in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 4 lines of legend visible: from the left side: ΛPCΛKO(Y) right side: (B)ΛCIΛC(ΩN) in exergue: CYCPΓCT(OY) to be read from the inside, (A)PTCMIC(IOY); dated April 23 AD.
SchatzFeb 22, 2020
IMGP1226Pak2tdr_combo.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD0 viewsBI tdr., 12,74g, 24mm;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 62.1, Sh. 331, Sunrise 410;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/broad diadem; long hair in waves, long beard; earring, necklace;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, receiving palm frond from standing Tyche; between them small figure offering diadem; date: ΔΛT to left and right of palm frond; most of the legend off flan, top line (B)ACIΛE(ΩC).
SchatzFeb 22, 2020
IMGP3701Art2tdrcombo~0.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 12,65gr, 31,1mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long curly beard; earring, 3 or 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; in left field ΔΛT;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT(22/23 AD); in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: from the left side: (Λ)PCΛKO(Y) (BΛCIΛ)CΩ(C) BΛCIΛCΩ(N) CYCP(ΓCTOY) to be read from the inside, month name illegible.
SchatzFeb 22, 2020
IMGP3703Art2tdrcombo~0.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 63.2.; Shore 331, Sunrise 411var. (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem, loop and broad ribbon to the left and right of head; medium-long hair, long mustache, medium-long square-cut beard; 2-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; beaded border 6:30 to 10:30h;
rev.: king, left, on horseback w/outstretched right arm, facing goddess, right, w/outstretched arm; 4-line legend visible: (B)ΛCIΛCΩ(C) ΛPCΛKO(Y) in exergue ΔIKΛIOY, no month, CΠIΦΛNO(YC) to be read from the inside; exergual line; the letters Λ and H behind king, monogramm 10 between horse’s legs.
SchatzFeb 22, 2020
IMGP0095Art2tdrcombo2~0.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 12,68gr., 26,31mm;
Sellw. 63.4, Shore 335, Sunrise 411var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/3-strand diadem and 2 broad ribbons; long wavy hair, droopy mustache,med.-long beard cut square at end; double necklace; cuirass; dotted border 4 - 7h;
rev.:on the right side king on horseback, left, facing goddess w/palm branch in right hand, long scepter or lance in left hand, between heads T, behind king’s head Λ, above horse’s tail N = year 27 AD, month symbol 52 for Holoos (July); a 4-line legend is visible: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) ΛPCΛK(OY), under hte exergual line (ΔIKΛIOY) (EΠ)IΦΛNOYC.
SchatzFeb 22, 2020
Caligula_Germanico.JPG
Caligula, AE As, Germanicus, Rome, 37-38 dC.1 viewsCaligula, AE As, Germanicus, Rome, 37-38 dC.

Anv: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N, Bare head of Germanicus, left.
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, around large SC
RIC I 35

Diameter: 28mm.
Weight: 13.4g
Jose PolancoFeb 22, 2020
galba_sestertius.png
Galba (68-69 AD)2 viewsDenomination: AE Sestertius
Date: 68 AD
Obv: SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG TR P, laureate head right.
Rev: EX S C OB CIVES SER in four lines within wreath.
Diameter: 35mm
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC I 434
Ex: Calgary Coin
RomancollectorFeb 22, 2020
Vespasian_sestertius.png
Vespasian (69-79 AD)2 viewsDenomination: AE Sestertius
Date: 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTA, SC in exergue, Salus seated left holding patera and sceptre.
Diameter: 33mm
Weight: 25.13 grams
Mint: Rome
RIC II 245
Ex: CNG
RomancollectorFeb 22, 2020
Vespasian_as.png
Vespasian (69-79 AD)2 viewsDenomination: AE As
Date: 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS, winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae.
Diameter: 27mm
Weight: 13.17 grams
Mint: Rome
RIC II 756
Ex: CNG
RomancollectorFeb 22, 2020
thumb00114.jpg
Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 22 mm 8.61g 9h Pegasi 1381 viewsPegasos flying left/Head of Athena to left wearing Corinthian helmet,behind yard arm with mast.
from an old swissa collection formed in the 1970s.
Grant HFeb 22, 2020
1475.jpg
ALFOLDI 015.0141 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 644 corr.
ALFOLDI: 015.014 (2 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 1475

Note: Greek mintmarks were predominant in the first emmission at Siscia. Therefore the latin letter "P" marking the first officina is very rare in this emmission.

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 429 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1476.jpg
ALFOLDI 051.0011 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDE AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/ζ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23 mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 716
ALFOLDI: 051.001 (3 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 1476

Note: scarce bust type (much scarcer than the popular A2 variant with emperor's bust seen from rear), especially during the first emmission at Siscia.

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 432 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1477.jpg
ALFOLDI 063.230 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG (Salvs seated)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-23 mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC: 751
ALFOLDI 063.23 (3 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 1477

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 467 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1473.jpg
PROBUS RIC 359 H2 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS SEC
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.06g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-24 mm
MINT: Ticinum
RIC: 359
COLLECTION NO. 1473

Note: star in left field (rare mark present only during the 3rd emmission at Ticinum)

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 341 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1474.jpg
PROBUS RIC 330 B BUST 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT 4.29g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
MINT: Ticinum
RIC: 330
COLLECTION NO. 1474

Note: Concord Milit reverse was struck in the first officina (PXXT mark). The mark of sixth officina (VIXXT) is very rare for this reverse.

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 373 = ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex H.J. Berk, Chicago MBS 84 (1994) lot 684.
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1480.jpg
PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H4 BUST OFFICINA 4 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H4 = Radiate bust right in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.65g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23 mm
RIC 861 VAR. (H4 bust unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1480

Scarce and desirable bust type (much scarcer than the popular variant with consular robe and scipio to left)

6th known specimen

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 509 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1479.jpg
ALFOLDI 017.0071 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.20g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-22 mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC: 646
ALFOLDI 017.007 (3 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 1479

Note: rare greek mark "KA" (Siscia predominantly used the "XXI" reformed antoninianii mark).

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 509 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
1478.jpg
ALFOLDI 076 / - (unlisted)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 4.10g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23 mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 770
ALFOLDI 076 / - (unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1478

Note: scarce bust type (much scarcer than the popular A2 variant with emperor's bust seen from rear).

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 46 lot 487 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 22, 2020
Sear_0014_[4]_Punch.jpg
Sear 00141 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 10.72g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople. Punch-mark on reverse, to the right of the large M: thick crescent = Metcalf’s “Type a”. Abu GalyonFeb 22, 2020
GI_141f_img.jpg
Diocletian, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Year 1, Eusebia1 viewsObv:– A K L OVAL DIOKLHTIANOC CEB, Laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– None, Eusebia standing sacrificing over altar, holding perfume box
Minted in Alexandria (LA). Year 1. A.D. 284-285
Reference:– Milne 4752. Emmett 4052(1) R1. Curtis 1994. BMC 2509v. Dattari 5691

6.66g. 20.37 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 22, 2020
GI_132ay_img~0.jpg
Probus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Year 3, Tyche2 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– Fortuna/Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Alexandria, Egypt. Year 3. (L Γ in left field)
Milne 4558. Curtis 1892, Emmett 3994(3) R1. BMC 2423

8.73g. 19.81 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 22, 2020
IMG_0002~0.JPG
Kyzikos, Mysia3 views525 – 475 B.C.
Silver tetartemorion
0.20 gm, 7.0 mm
Obv.: Forepart of boar right, tunny to left
Rev.: Head of roaring lion left in incuse square
BMC Mysia p.35, 120v; Sear 3851v;
SNG Keckman 150v.

ex-Forum Auctions
1 commentsJaimelaiFeb 22, 2020
Thessaly_Pharsalos_Fouree.jpg
Thessaly Pharsalos Fouree1 viewsThessaly, Pharsalus, Silver Plated hemidrachm;  425 BC, 14mm, 1.7g, BMC 11
OBV: Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet ornamented with Scylla throwing rock
REV: Horse's head right.
SRukkeFeb 22, 2020
2006c.jpg
bmc74var21 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.
18 mm, 3.28 gms

BMC 74 variant (bust type and orientation of reverse bust)
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
1828.jpg
bmc76a_21 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...NƐINO... Laureate head left.
Rev: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.
16 mm, 3.32 gms

BMC 76 variant (bust type)
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
1962__Gorny___Mosch_Auction_265_lot_1172.jpg
bmc770 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K M ...OC CƐB, laureate draped cuirassed bust left, shield on left shoulder, right hand raised.
Rev: ...KO ΔƐCCHNⲰN, City goddess seated left on rock dropping something (incense) on altar before her, stars in left and right field. Below, river god swimming.
23 mm, 6.83 gms

BMC 77 variant (bust type); Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung, Auction 265, Lot 1172.

This and the next coin may be Severus Alexander.
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
1905__Ares_Numismatics,_Web_Auction_3__lot_610.jpg
bmc57_21 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K M..., laureate head right.
Rev: City goddess seated left on rock, holding branch over flaming altar. Below, river god swimming left.
25 mm, 10.34 gms

BMC---, Babelon/Kurth 58 variant (bust type)

Acquired from Ares Numismatics Web Auction 3, lot 610.
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
2030c.jpg
bmc---120 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ..MA ANTWNƐINOC CƐ, laureate draped cuirassed bust left, shield on left shoulder.
Rev: ...PAVAN-KƐΔƐCCA, City goddess seated left on rock, holding fruit in right hand. Small Nike flying right to crown her. Below, river god swimming left.
23 mm, 10.97 gms

BMC---, Babelon/Kurth---; BMC 66 (for reverse type)
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
200c.jpg
bmc660 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate draped cuirassed bust left, shield on left shoulder.
Rev: City goddess seated left on rock, dropping incense on altar before her. Below, river god swimming right.
23 mm, 8.65 gms

BMC 66.
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
1847.jpg
bmc611 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...K MA AN..., laureate draped cuirassed bust left, seen from behind. Countermark of eagle left, head right, wings open.
Rev: MAP AVP..., City goddess seated left on rock, holding fruit; in field behind her, cornucopia filled with fruit. Below, river god swimming right.
26 mm, 13.13 gms

BMC 61. Countermark: Howgego 320.
Charles MFeb 22, 2020
32208_0.jpg
Crawford 42/1, ROMAN REPUBLIC, AR Didrachm - Quadrigatus - VERY RARE3 viewsRome. The Republic.
Corn-Ear Series, 214-212 BCE.
AR Didrachm-Quadrigatus (6.83g; 20mm).
Unknown Sicilian Mint.

Obverse: Laureate Janiform head of the Dioscuri.

Reverse: Jupiter and Victory in fast quadriga galloping right; corn ear below; ROMA in linear frame in exergue.

References: Crawford 42/1; RBW 138 (this coin); Sydenham 66 (R8); BMCRR 108; Hersh 9a (O-6; R-4); Morgantina B Hoard 91 (this coin).

Provenance: Ex Naville Numismatics 47 (3 Mar 2019) Lot 352; RBW Collection [NAC 61 (2011) Lot 141]; privately purchased from Munzen und Medaillen in August 1981.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-212 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

The Crawford 42 series of quadrigati, to which this example belongs, is the rarest of all the quadrigati series. In his study of the 42 series quadrigati, Charles Hersh could only locate 33 examples of the type. Based on the corn-ear control symbol, the series was likely struck somewhere in Sicily, perhaps during Rome’s Second Punic War offensive against Syracuse, from 214-212 BCE. While Crawford puts this series last in order of his various quadrigati series, it is likely they were produced near the same time as the debased, lightweight quadrigati that ended the Crawford 28 series. The coins are generally of debased style and metal, thought their weight is good, and in this regard they are similar to Crawford 31 quadrigati. Stylistically, the series 42 quadrigati typically display well-defined, separated “J”-shaped sideburns, with horizontal hairs, on the Janiform head. Neck truncations range from open C curve (as on this example) to straight and V truncations. On the reverse, Jupiter's thunderbolt is entirely within the line border, angle of the horses is on the low-side, and ROMA is always in relief in a linear frame. The type usually has a corn-ear on the reverse beneath the quadriga; however, “anonymous” versions of this series, without corn-ears but stylistically identical to the corn-eared coins, are known.
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 22, 2020
210_4.jpg
Tranquillina pergaia with side omonia ae270 viewsCABEI TPANKYΛΛEINAN CEB

Diademed and draped bust on the right in a crescent

ΠEPΓAI – ΩN – CIΔHTΩN // OMONIA

Artemis standing on the right holding a vertical torch in the left hand and extending the right hand to Apollo standing on the left holding a vertical lance in the left hand

27mm, 10.61g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
20180501_230613~2.jpg
gordian Perge medallion0 viewsAYT KAI MAP ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CE

radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from behind

ΠEP | ΓAI | AC APTEMIΔOC || ACVΛOY

Artemis, standing on the right, in a bige pulled by 2 deer, taking an arrow in his quiver with his right hand and a bow with his left hand

32 mm ; 18,23 g.
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
179_1.JPG
Gordian Side Ae180 viewsAV K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CE

laurate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from front

CIΔ – HTΩN

Agnostic personification standing on the left, holding a vote over an urn in the right hand and a palm in the left hand

18mm, 4.40g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
182_3.jpg
Gordian Side Ae250 viewsAV K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC

laurate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from back

CIΔ – HTΩ – N

Agnostic urn containing 2 palms, placed on a table under which are the letters IEPOC in 2 lines

26mm, 9.82g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
190_2.jpg
gordian side Ae 300 viewsAVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB

laurate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from front

CI – Δ – H – TΩN

Athena standing on the right holding a vertical lance in the left hand facing Apollo standing on the left holding a scepter in the left hand; between them, a grenade

30mm, 13.75g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
204_1.jpg
Tranquillina pamphylia, sillyon, Ae 250 viewsCABEI TPANKYΛΛEINAN CE

diademed and draped bust on the right in a crescent

CIΛΛ – Y – EΩN

Hygiea standing on the right, holding a snake with both hands facing Asclepios standing on the left, holding a stick with his right hand around which wraps a snake

25mm, 10.72g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
1470.jpg
PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 3 dotted obverse legend! 1 viewsOBVERSE: •IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.24g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
MINT: Antiochia
RIC 921 VAR. (Unlisted with dot before obverse legend)
Collection no. 1470

Note: Unpublished and probably unique!

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1736 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 21, 2020
1469.jpg
PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. B BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG OFFICINA 42 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.08g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 23-24 mm
MINT: Serdica
RIC 867 VAR. (Unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1469

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1695 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 21, 2020
1488.jpg
PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 1st EMMISSION 3rd OFFICINA2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//KA
WEIGHT: 3,22 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20 mm
EMMISSION: 1
MINT: 4th unspecified oriental mint
RIC 920 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1488

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

Only eight specimens of this type are cited in the above article.

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1739 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 21, 2020
1472.jpg
PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 2nd EMMISSION 6th OFFICINA1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ᴗ//XXIζ
WEIGHT: 3,57 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
EMMISSION: 2
MINT: 4th unspecified oriental mint
RIC 922 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1472

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

This variant is not listed in the above article. Unicum!

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1744 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 21, 2020
Divus_Augustus_-_Dupondius_-_RIC_I[Gaius]56.jpg
001 - Divus Augustus - Dupondius struck under Gaius [Caligula]3 viewsA) DIVVS AVGVSTVS SC
Radiate head of Divus Augustus left
R) CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ ORDIN PQR
Laureated Augustus, dressed with toga sitting on an curlue chair left, holding branch, leaning against side

Weight: 14,5g; Ø: 29mm; Reference: RIC I[GAIVS]/56
Mint: Rome
Gerhard MFeb 21, 2020
1471.jpg
PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 2nd EMMISSION 5th OFFICINA1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: •//XXIE
WEIGHT: 4,03 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
EMMISSION: 2
MINT: 4th unspecified oriental mint
RIC 922 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1471

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

This variant is not listed in the above article. Unicum!

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1740 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Feb 21, 2020
1992c.jpg
nisibis0010 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nisibis, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head right resting on eagle flying right.
Obv: City goddess seated left on rocks.
16 mm, 5.86 grams

Lindgren II 2598; Castelin Plate 1, Coin A.
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2002c.jpg
castelin191 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...NINOC..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ...AI-NHⲰ..., female figure reclining left, holding palm and resting left elbow on overturned urn from which water flows; Γ to left.
18 mm, 6.77 gms

Castelin 19
1 commentsCharles MFeb 21, 2020
2001c.jpg
castelin211 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTΩNIN..., radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ...HƐAI..., female figure reclining left, holding palm and resting left elbow on overturned urn from which water flows; Γ to left.
20 mm, 6.47 gms

Castelin 21
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2008c.jpg
castelin231 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTΩИI..., Laureate head right.
Rev: Centaur galloping right holding bow, Δ below.
17 mm, 4.35 gms

Castelin 23; Lindgren II 2614.
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2003c.jpg
castelin04_var30 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: Vexillum with unclear symbols in fields.
14 mm, 2.80 gms

Castelin 8 variant (bust type)
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2004c.jpg
castelin04_var21 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: … ANTWN..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: Vexillum with unclear symbols in fields.
15 mm, 4.62 gms

Castelin 8 variant (bust type)
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2005c.jpg
bmc03_20 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Inscription illegible, laureate head right, supported on back of eagle with wings spread
Rev: Vexillum, in left field, C/S, in right field, III/P.
15 mm, 3.00 gms

Castelin 1, BMC 3
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2040__Ares_Numismatics,_Web_Auction_5,_lot_522.jpg
castelin14_50 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate draped bust right, umbrella shaped object in right field.
Rev: Sagittarius running right, discharging bow to left, behind two vexilla, in left field turreted bust of Tyche right.
20 mm, 7.71 gms

Castelin 14
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2007c.jpg
castelin14_42 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate draped bust right, umbrella shaped object in right field.
Rev: Sagittarius running right, discharging bow to right, behind two vexilla, in left field turreted bust of Tyche right.
21 mm, 5.09 gms

Castelin 14 variant (direction of bow discharge)
1 commentsCharles MFeb 21, 2020
1835__Leu_Numismatik,_Auction_9,_#4.jpg
castelin14_33 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate draped bust right, umbrella shaped object in right field.
Rev: Sagittarius running right, discharging bow to left, behind two vexilla, in left field turreted bust of Tyche right.
19 mm, 5.17 gms

Castelin 14

Acquired from Leu Numismatik Auction 9, lot 916.
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2103.jpg
bmcxxx-71 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: ... M AV AN-TONINV[S A]VG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear. Circular countermark of head of Hercules, right.
Rev: TVR-IO–RVM, Hercules standing left, placing right hand on trophy and holding club in left hand and lion skin draped over left arm, being crowned by Nike on column; murex shell to inner left.
25 mm, 10.98 gms

BMC---; SNG Cop---; Rouvier---; Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE), Auction 20, Lot 902; Cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Triton XX, Lot 469 (different bust type and no lion skin). Countermark: Howgego 15 (countermark of Tyre frequently found on coins of Elagabalus)
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
139_2.JPG
Gordian Aspendos AE19 temple2 viewsAV K M AN ΓOP…
laurate head right

ACΠ – ENΔ – IΩN
Double temple containing in each portico a cult statue

19mm, 4.01g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
143_2.JPG
Gordian Aspendos Ae253 viewsAYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB

laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from front

ACΠ | E | NΔIΩN

Agnostic personification, standing left, holding a ballot over an urn with the right hand. and a palm with the left hand

25mm, 7.19g

référence SNG France 3, 191 (same dies)

leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
anniversaire_2020.jpg
Gordian Magydos Ae 38 Tyche1 viewsΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟΣ

laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind over a globe

ΜΑΓΥΔΕΩΝ

Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia

38mm, 27.53g

Only the second coin known for Magydos under Gordian III
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
170_2.JPG
Gordian, Pergaia, Arthemis, Ae273 viewsAY KAI MAP ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CE

laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind over a globe

ΠEPΓA – I – ΩN

Arthemis standing right holding bow and arrow

27mm, 7.41g
leseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
171_4.jpg
Gordien, Pergaia, Victoria Ae272 viewsAY KAI MAP ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CE

laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind over a globe

ΠEP | ΓAI | ΩN

Victory, standing left, on a globe, holding a crown with his right hand. and a palm of the hand g. ; wings spread in the back.

26.5mm, 7.10g

pédigrée Naville Numismatics 53 lot 207 = collection E.E. Clain-Stefanelli

7 exemplaires known (Athene, Londres, Cambridge, Mihalka, V. Aulock, Naville 34 and this one)
1 commentsleseulluniqueFeb 21, 2020
T212a.jpg
Titus RIC-21225 viewsÆ Dupondius, 11.40g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, radiate, bearded, r.
Rev: VESTA in exergue; S C in field; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre
RIC 212 (C). BMC 200. BNC 203.
Ex eBay, 9 February 2020.

It's not unusual at the start of a reign for the Rome mint to strike coin types that conjure up feelings of familiarity and continuance. Vesta is certainly one of those types and Titus' moneyers made full use of her propaganda value. She frequently appears on the bronze coinage with her message of religious piety and security. Her main attribute here is the palladium - a wooden cult image of Pallas Athena which oversees the safety and well being of Rome.

Great style and good metal.
3 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 21, 2020
RomaMonogramSemis.jpg
Crawford 84/5, ROMAN REPUBLIC, Roma Monogram Series, AE Semis1 viewsRome, The Republic.
ROMA Monogram Series, 211-210 BCE.
AE Semis (16.09g; 28mm).
Mint in Southeast Italy.

Obverse: Laureate head of Saturn facing right; S (mark-of-value) behind.

Reverse: Ship's prow facing right; S (mark-of-value) above: ROMA below; ROMA in monogram to right.

References: Crawford 84/5; Sydenham 190a; BMCRR (Italy) 193; RBW 344.

Provenance: Ex Triskeles 5 (27 June 2013), Lot 110; RBW Collection (not in prior sales); Sternberg XXVI (16 November 1992), Lot 227.

Several 19th century researchers thought that the monogram could represent a family name, such as Romilia or Romanillus. Today, it is generally accepted as a monogram for Roma.
CarausiusFeb 21, 2020
2106c.jpg
misc0051 viewsElagabalus
Coin Weight of Laodicea as Mare, Seleucis

Obv: Laureate head of Elagabalus right
Rev: Tyche within distyle temple
12 mm, 2.14 grams

For coin: BMC 101, SNG Cop 374.
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
2105c.jpg
laodicea002a0 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑYT Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΛΑΟΔΙΚƐΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, winged Tyche Pantheia standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding ears of corn, cornucopia and rudder.
24 mm, 5.85 gms

RPC Online 5512; BMC 243-245; SNG Cop 597
Charles MFeb 21, 2020
db_file_img_151178_544x262.jpg
Crawford 390/2, ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Lucretius Trio, AR Denarius4 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Lucretius Trio, 74 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.89g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Neptune with trident over left shoulder; control-mark V, behind.

Reverse: Winged boy riding bridled dolphin to right; L·LVCRETI TRIO below.

References: Crawford 390/2; Sydenham 784; BMCRR 3247-70; Lucretia 3.

Provenance: Ex Roma Numismatics XII (29 Sep 2016) Lot 530; CNG Triton XVII, Lot 532; Archer M. Huntington (d. 1955) Collection, ANS 1001.1.24776.

L. Lucretius Trio is not known to history. His coins were attributed to 76 BCE by Crawford, but Hersh and Walker down-dated the issue to 74 BCE in their analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (ANS Museum Notes 1984). Michael Harlan proposed an even later date of 72 BCE.

The coin’s design has received various interpretations over the years. Grueber thought it referred to a naval victory by one of the moneyer’s ancestors. The use of Neptune, wearing a victor’s wreath, is clear. Crawford thought the reverse may depict Palaemon, a child sea-god who came to sailors in distress. Palaemon’s mother was Leucothia, whose name bears slight resemblance to Lucretius. Harlan believes the reverse depicts a winged Cupid gleefully playing on a dolphin, and that the coin alludes to naval victories by Lucullus over Mithridates in 73 BCE (remember, Harlan proposed 72 BCE for the issue date). Whichever interpretation is correct, it’s a charming design somewhat reminiscent of 3rd century didrachms of Taras.

The obverse dies bear control-marks, each specific to a single die.
CarausiusFeb 21, 2020
rjb_2020_02_01a.jpg
249a0 viewsHerennia Etruscilla
AE 17mm
Nicaea in Bithynia
RPC IX 283 (1 example)
mauseusFeb 20, 2020
Sear_0111_[16].jpg
Sear 01112 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.04g, diameter 14mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonFeb 20, 2020
Divus_Augustus-As-Altar-RIC_[Tib]_81.jpg
001 - Divus Augustus - As struck under Tiberius1 viewsA) DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiated head of Divus Augustus left
R) PROVIDENT SC
Altar with double panelled closed door, uncertain ornaments on top

Weight: 9,6g ; Ø: 30mm
Reference: RIC I [TIB]/81
Struck: 22-30, Mint: ROME

Gerhard MFeb 20, 2020
012_Claudius_I__(41-54_A_D_),_AE-18,_Ionia,_Ephesos,_Claudius,Agrippina,_KOYCI_NIOC,_OT-D,_RPC_I_2624,_49-50,_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18-19,mm,_4,38g-s~0.jpg
Ionia, Ephesos, R., 012 Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #115 viewsIonia, Ephesos, R., 012 Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #1
avers: No legends, Jugate busts of Claudius and Agrippina (the Younger) right.
reverse: Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T monogram left, ∆ right, EΦE below.
exergue: O/T/Δ//EΦE, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 4,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: City: Ephesus, Region: Ionia, Province: Asia, Conventus of Ephesus,
date: 41-54 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2624, SNG Cop 373-374, BMC 205-206, Weber 5872,
Q-001
quadransFeb 20, 2020
012_Claudius_I__(41-54_A_D_),_AE-18,_Ionia,_Ephesos,_Claudius,Agrippina,_KOYCI_NIOC,_OT-D,_RPC_I_2624,_49-50,_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18-19,mm,_4,38g-s.jpg
012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #119 views012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #1
avers: No legends, Jugate busts of Claudius and Agrippina (the Younger) right.
reverse: Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T monogram left, ∆ right, EΦE below.
exergue: O/T/Δ//EΦE, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 4,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: City: Ephesus, Region: Ionia, Province: Asia, Conventus of Ephesus,
date: 41-54 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2624, SNG Cop 373-374, BMC 205-206, Weber 5872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 20, 2020
D468sm.jpg
Domitian RIC-46833 viewsÆ Sestertius, 22.60g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: S C in field; Domitian standing l., with parazonium and spear; to l., river-god (Rhenus) reclining
RIC 468 (C). BMC 377. BNC 399.
Ex eBay, 9 February 2020. Ex Künker, eLive Auction 57, 12 December 2019, lot 97.

In late 82 or early 83 Domitian conducted a census of Gaul as a smoke screen in order to make preparations to invade the Germanic Chatti lands across the Rhine. Not much is known of what the actual war consisted of - perhaps some road building, punitive raids against Chatti strongholds, and minor skirmishing. No large battles, à la Mons Graupius, have come down to us, prompting Tacitus' assertion 'that in recent times, the Germans were more triumphed over than conquered'. Even the date of the conflict is in dispute - although Domitian did rack up four salutations between June 83 and September 84, several of which must be attributed to the Chattan Campaign. Domitian celebrated a triumph over the Chatti in 83, after which he claimed the title 'Germanicus'.

Beginning in 85 Domitian struck a fairly impressive issue of sestertii, M. Grant hyperbolically called it the most 'ambitious' of any one reign or year. The series is the first major aes issue of Domitian's reign and is dominated by panoramic types commemorating his military victory over the Germanic tribe the Chatti. One of the more interesting types carried over into 86 features a triumphant Domitian standing over the reclining river-god Rhenus. It is a more poetic type than those showing captives or war trophies, although, even here Domitian is resting his foot on the river-god's knee symbolising Rome's domination over Germania.

Fine style and good metal.
2 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 20, 2020
BCC_J44_Domitian_Rudder.jpg
BCC J442 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:DOMITIANVS
CAESAR DIVI F AV
Laur. head of Domitian rt.
Rev:Rudder, no inscription.
13.5x11.0mm 1.74g. Axis:0
Judaea Capta Series
Hendin III 754 very rare
v-dromeFeb 20, 2020
mtib.jpg
Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 A.D. )5 viewsÆ Follis
O:  D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: Large M, ANNO left and date right, cross above, Γ below, CON in exergue.  Dated RY 9 (590/1)
Constantinople mint
11.86g
32.6mm
SBCV 494

Ex.  Ed Waddell (11/1981)
2 commentsMatFeb 20, 2020
3_standards.jpg
Maximinus II RIC VI, Rome 350b3 viewsMaximinus II

AE 3.9g 24.5 mm 312-313 AD
OBV::IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REV::S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Legionary eagle facing left, between
two standards,

Mintmark RT

RIC VI, Rome 350b.
JohnnyFeb 19, 2020
Augustus_-_AE24_-_IONIA_-_EPHESUS-RIC_486.jpg
001 - Augustus - AE 24 - ASIA2 viewsA) CAESAR
Bare head right
R) AVGVSTVS
Wearth around legend

Weight: 10,1g Ø: 24 mm
References: RIC I/ 486; RPC online: Volume: I / 2235
Struck: 25 B.C. untercertain Asian mint
Gerhard MFeb 19, 2020
s-l1600.jpg
LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM3 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
Draped buste right seen from behind

LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM
Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopia

24.05g, 32mm

Second specimen known

sames dies than the specimen of Copenhagen

Same reverse dies than Balbinus https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1887943 (Kunker auction 248, N°7565)
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
sesterce.jpg
PIETAS AVGG sestertius 4 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
draped buste right seen from behind

PIETAS AVGG simpulum, knife, patera, capis, lituus and aspergilum

18.73g, 31mm
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
patere.jpg
PIETAS AVGG denaris 6 items2 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
draped buste right seen from behind

PIETAS AVGG simpulum, knife, patera, capis, lituus and aspergilum

2.58g, 21mm.

realy rare with the patera, only 9 specimen known from 4 reverse dies!
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
sans_patere.jpg
PIETAS AVGG denaris 5 items2 viewsobv: M ANT GORDIANVS CAES
draped bust right seen from behind

PIETAS AVGG simpulum, knife, capis, lituus and aspergilum

2.61g, 20mm

Common
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
dolphin.jpg
Olbia Dolphin coin2 viewsAE 1.3g, 27.98 mm length 5th century BC
Nicely shaped dolphin coin with eyes either side, no lettering
Olbia
JohnnyFeb 19, 2020
Matthias_II_1617.jpg
Matthias II 1617 AD3 viewsMatthias II 1617 AD
AR 0.3g 13mm
OBV :: PATRO.HUNG.1617. ; Madonna and child
REV :: MAT.D.G.RO.I.S.A.GE.HV.B.R ; Coat of Arms in center, K in left field, B in right filed
REF :: Huszar 1141

Uncleaned lot 2007
JohnnyFeb 19, 2020
griechische-munzen-griechisches-mutterland-korinth-5732786-S.jpg
Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 8.49g Pegasi 1385 viewsPegasos flying left/Head of Athena left behind mast with yard arm.Grant HFeb 19, 2020
cherr.jpg
Chersonesos, Thrace2 views515-493 B.C.
Silver hemiobol
0.30 gm, 7.0 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back left.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square in mill-sail pattern
BMC Thrace pg. 182, 3;
Rosen 135 (obol);
Weber 2403;
HGC 3.2 1436

ex-Forum Auctions
JaimelaiFeb 19, 2020
Augustus_-_Quinar_-_RIC_276.jpg
001 - Augustus - Quinarius1 viewsA) CAESAR IMP VII
Bare head of Octavianus right
R) ASIA RECAPTA
Victory stands on Cista Mystica left, holding wearth and palmbranch

Weight:1,5g; Ø: 13mm
Reference: RIC I/ 276; Struck: 28 B.C.; Mint: Rome or BRUNDISIUM
Gerhard MFeb 19, 2020
2095__Heritage_Auctions_Auction_#61151,_lot_97088.jpg
emmett2946.51 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC ЄVCЄB, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: L-Є in exergue, Nilus reclining left, holding cornucopia supported by genius, reed in his right hand; obelisk with two attendants; three genii around reed.
22 mm, 12.72 gms

Emmett 2946.5

Ex Morris Collection. Acquired from Heritage Auction #61151, lot 97088.
Charles MFeb 19, 2020
2087__Themis_Numismatics,_Auction_5,_lot_424.jpg
caes001_32 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ[ΡΗΛ]ΙΟϹ ΑΝΤⲰΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒΑϹ, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear. Round countermark of Helios radiate head right.
Rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ ΚΑΙ[ϹΑΡ]ΙΑϹ → ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ/ƐT Β; Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by three figures; below, two prize urns with small temple between.
34 mm, 23.55 gms

RPC Online VI 6658. Countermark: Howgego 12

From Themis Numismatics Auction 5, lot 424.
Charles MFeb 19, 2020
2099__Naville_Numismatics_Live_Auction_55,_lot_194_(1).jpg
apamea002a0 viewsElagabalus
Apamea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑV-P ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ, laureate cuirassed bust right seen from front.
Rev: ƐΠΙ Λ ΜΑ ϹƐΥ ΓΡA ΤΟ Β ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ; Athena standing facing, looking left, holding patera and spear.
26 mm, 6.11 gms

RPC Online 5698; SNG von Aulock 3500 (as Caracalla)

Acquired from Naville Numismatics Live Auction 55, lot 194.
Charles MFeb 19, 2020
2098__Naville_Numismatics_Live_Auction_55,_lot_194_(2).jpg
varb17315 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: MH/TPOΠOΛE/ΩC ΦIΛIΠΠO/ΠOΛEΩC NE/ΩKOPOV, legend in five lines within laurel wreath.
29 mm, 14.38 gms

Varbanov 1731
1 commentsCharles MFeb 19, 2020
Untitledaaa.jpg
Claudius Gothicus RIC V-1, 205 Antioch var2 viewsAE 19.3-20.15mm 3.6g 268-270 AD
OBV:: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate and draped bust right seen from rear
REV:: DIANAE VICTR; Diana, standing right, bow and drawing arrow, stag before her
EX:: H ( Antioch)
REF:: RIC V-1, 205 Antioch var; Cohen 64; Markl. NZ 16, p. 457
JohnnyFeb 19, 2020
1598_Lion_Daalder_Zeeland.jpg
1598 Lion Daalder1 viewsNetherlands: Zeeland
1598 Lion Daalder “Swimming Lion”
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/lion rampant in waves; MO.NO.ARG.1598.ORDIN.ZEL
Rev: Rampant lion in waves facing left; DOMINE.DNO.SERVA.NOS.PERIMVS; mintmark: castle
26.71 grams; 41.0 mm
Davenport: 8870
Delmonte: 838
cmcdon0923Feb 19, 2020
1604_Lion_Daalder_WestFriesland.jpg
1604 Lion Daalder3 viewsNetherlands: West Friesland
1604 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/provincial coat of arms; date flanking arms; MO.NO.ORD.WEST FRI.VALOR.HOL
Rev: Rampant facing left; DEVS.FORTITVDO.ET.SPES.NOSTRA; mintmark: flower
26.97 grams; 41.0 mm
Davenport: 4867
Delmonte: 835
cmcdon0923Feb 19, 2020
1605_Lion_Daalder_Holland.jpg
1605 Lion Daalder1 viewsNetherlands: Holland
1605 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/rampant lion; MO.NO.ARG.1605.ORDIN.HOL
Rev: Rampant facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR; mintmark: rosette
27.25 grams; 39.5 mm
Davenport: 4856
Delmonte: 831
cmcdon0923Feb 19, 2020
22128.jpg
22128 L. Thorius Balbus/Bull2 views22128 L. Thorius Balbus/Bull
AR denarius, c. 105 BC,
Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress;
I•S•M•R downwards behind
Rev: Bull charging right, O above, L•THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue
Mint Rome 19.8mm 3.9g
Crawford 316/1; RSC Thoria 1.
Blayne WFeb 19, 2020
22129.jpg
22129 C Poblicius Roma/Hercules2 views22129 C Poblicius Roma/Hercules
C. Poblicius Q.f. 80 BC.
AR Serrate Denarius
Obv: ROMA behind bust
Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; H above
Rev: C•POBLICI•Q[•F] upwards to right.
Hercules strangling the Nemean lion, club at his feet, bow and arrow in quiver on left; H on left.
Mint: Rome 19.0mm 3.8g
Crawford 380/1; Sydenham 768; Poblicia 9.
Blayne WFeb 19, 2020
22178.jpg
22178 Hadrian/Hermes w Ibis4 viewsHadrian Æ Obol of Alexandria, Egypt. Dated RY 11 = AD 126/7.
Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹЄΒ,
laureate head right
Rev: EPMO to left, L IA (date) to right
Draped bust of Thot-Hermes right, wearing taenia and hem-hem crown; Ibis standing right in front.
Mint: Alexandria, Egypt 18.5mm 4.7g.
RPC 6286; Dattari (Savio) 10926-9; Emmett 1275.
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 19, 2020
Allectus_ric128.png
Allectus AE Quinarius RIC12811 viewsAllectus AE Quinarius. Camulodunum mint. IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, galley rowing left. Mintmark QC. RIC 128; Sear 13874 and 13877. simmurrayFeb 18, 2020
Sear_0133_[3].jpg
Sear 01334 viewsJustin I and Justinian I (joint reign: 4 April 527 – 1 August 527) Pentanummium, weight 1.81g, diameter 12mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonFeb 18, 2020
227_1.jpg
11. Kleopatra VII Thea Neotera. 51-30 BC. AR Tetradrachm 5 viewsKleopatra VII Thea Neotera. 51-30 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.21 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Dated RY 7 (46/5 BC). Diademed bust of Ptolemy I(?) right, wearing aegis / Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt, palm frond over shoulder; LZ (date) over headdress of Isis to left, ΠΑ to right. Svoronos 1821; SNG Copenhagen –; DCA 70 corr. (date is reported). Tan surfaces, area of weak strike, some porosity. VF. Rare date, only four noted by Svoronos, one in CoinArchives.
1 commentsLordBestFeb 18, 2020
D_72_#3.jpg
RIC 0072 (3)9 viewsDomitian AR denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
18 mm 3.16 g
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG PM; Head laureate right
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat draped above winged thunderbolt.
RIC 72 (R2).
Lazooro on Delcampe January 11, 2019
2 commentsorfewFeb 18, 2020
Sicily_Syracuse_Arethusa_and_Octopus.JPG
Sicily Syracuse Arethusa and Octopus2 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Tetras, 13mm, 2.5g, Second Democracy, 466-405 BC, SNG Cop 663
OBV: Arethusa Right, [SYPA] before, Dolphin behind
REV: Octopus, 3 pellets,
SRukkeFeb 18, 2020
Screen_Shot_2020-02-17_at_12_17_59_PM.png
RIC 05966 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Struck 88 CE (Third Issue)
(18.71mm 3.14 grams)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII - LVD SAEC FEC, Herald walking left, wearing feathered cap, holding wand and shield
(18.71mm 3.14 grams)
RIC II 596 Rome
Ex FLAN Numismatics with tag. Ex Madroosi collection
Purchased from Marc Breitsprecher Feb 17, 2020
2 commentsorfewFeb 18, 2020
T_50_new.jpg
RIC 005040 viewsTitus (Caesar, 69-79). AR Denarius
(18mm, 3.26g, 6h). Rome, AD 79.
Obv: Laureate head l.
Rev: Jewish captive kneeling r. before trophy.
RIC II 50; RSC 297.
Ex: Bertolami Fine arts E Live Auction 38 Lot 610 December 11, 2016
Ex: Artemide Aste E Live Auction 11 Lot 362 January 26, 2020
5 commentsorfewFeb 18, 2020
Caracalla_Quadriga_RIC_499b.JPG
Caracalla Quadriga RIC 499b4 viewsCaracalla, Sestertius, Rome, 213 AD, RIC 499b, 30mm, 19.05g,
OBV: M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate, draped cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P XVI IMP II COS IIII P P, S C, Caracalla in quadriga right, crowned by Victory S-C each side
RARE
1 commentsSRukkeFeb 17, 2020
Sear_0498.jpg
Sear 04982 viewsMaurice Tiberius (582 – 602 CE) Decanummium, weight 3.11g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Constantinople, second officina.Abu GalyonFeb 17, 2020
DSC_0009.JPG
PONTUS. Amisus. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 85-65 BC). AE (20mm, 8.01 gm, 11h).2 viewsPONTUS. Amisus. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 85-65 BC). AE (20mm, 8.01 gm, 11h). AU. Laureate head of Zeus right / AMIΣOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings spread; ΓΘΔ monogram in left field. HGC 7, 245. SNG Black Sea 1220-1231.Mark R1Feb 17, 2020
nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_47_17(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.47.17 (rev. only)1 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 2.69g, 16.49mm, 180°
obv. M AV K - ANTWNIN -O C
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Tripod, central foot entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1507 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. Varbanov #3003 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.47.17 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.1.13 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green patina

JochenFeb 17, 2020
Augustus_-_AE22_-_MACEDONIA_-_Caesar_Augustus_SEAR_151.jpg
001 - Augustus - AE 22 - MACEDONIA3 viewsA) ΘEOΣ
Laureated (crowned?) head of IULIUS CAESAR right
R) ΘЄΣΣAΛONIKEΩN
Bare head of AUGUSTUS right

Weight:6,9g; Ø: 22mm
References: SEAR 151; Varbanov III/Seite 468/4154
Mint: THESSALONIKA, Province: MACEDONIA
Gerhard MFeb 17, 2020
Nerón_Securitas.JPG
Nero, AE As, Securitas Augusti, 66 AD2 viewsNero Æ Dupondius. Lugdunum, 66 AD.

Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head right, globe at point of bust
Rev: SECURITAS AVGVSTI, S C in exergue, Securitas seated right, holding sceptre; garlanded altar and torch before.
RIC I 518

Diameter: 28mm.
Weight: 12.1g.
Jose PolancoFeb 17, 2020
Sicily_Syracuse_Athena_and_Hippocampus.JPG
Sicily Syracuse Athena and Hippocampus1 viewsSicily Syracuse, 400-380 BC, AE22mm 8.9g, SNG ANS 447, Calciatti 42, SNG Copenhagen 722,
OBV: Helmeted Head of Athena Facing Left (other details non visible)
REV: Hippocampus left
SRukkeFeb 17, 2020
BCC_MA42_Belt_Plate.jpg
BCC MA425 viewsBronze Belt Plate
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 2nd - 3rd Century CE
Part of an openwork bronze
belt-plate fitting for a
military belt or harness.
34.0 x 16.5mm. Weight:2.37gm.
Surface find, 1973
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
1 commentsv-dromeFeb 17, 2020
JUD_John_Hyrcanus_I_Group_E.jpg
John Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan) (135-104 B.C.E.)1 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 464; Hendin (5th ed.) 1139; Meshorer TJC Group E No. --; Meshorer AJC L.

AE Prutah; beveled flan with cornucopia on beveled side .2.18 g., 14.07 mm., 180°

Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew legend in five lines within wreath:

YHW-
(HH)NN HK-
HN [GD]L W(HH)BR
YH[W]DY-
M

יהו
חנןהכ
הןליחבר
יהדי
ם

Yehochanan h’Kohen [Gado]l v’Hever Yehdim = Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews

Rev.: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons.

This type features a distinctly shaped letter He (H) in the first two lines and a simplified yet also distinct form of that letter in subsequent lines. Some letters are crude/illegible. On some dies the word “high” (GDL) is missing. This coin is missing the first two letters in that word, and another letter is missing. Several other letters on the the far are obscure.
StkpFeb 17, 2020
ap1~0.jpg
Apollonia Pontica Topalov 18 var. - Silver Quarter Obol0 views519/512 – 480/478 B.C.
0.14 gm, 5.0 mm
Obv.: Upright Anchor with wide flukes, A to right
Rev: Schematic swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish/crayfish claws) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 570, 18 var. (no A) ;
HGC 3, 1326 var. (no A), hemiobol;
SNG Bulgaria (Ruse) II, 98 var. (no A) (tetartemorion)
ex-Forum Auction

Topalov Type 18: Quarterobols (as per the system of Aegina) – “Upright Anchor – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish” (519/512-480/478 B.C.)
Obv: Upright anchor with relatively big flukes and stock. A group of dots under the stock (probably one l. and one r.).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika (with arms bent to the right) in a concave square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector

JaimelaiFeb 17, 2020
ap1.jpg
Apollonia Pontica Topalov 13 - Silver Half Obol3 views540/535 – 530 B.C.
0.37 gm, 7.0 mm
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a loop eye, with dots below left
Rev: Feathered swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish/crayfish claws) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 568, 13; p. 258, 4;
HGC 3, 1325 (obol);
SNG Bulgaria (Ruse) II, 77 (tritartemorion)
ex-Forum Auctions

Topalov Type 13: Half obols (?) Upright Anchor – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish (540/535-530 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin stock. A group of dots under stock (probably four?).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika in concave sectors forming a square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector.
JaimelaiFeb 16, 2020
GI_064n_img.jpg
064 - Septimius Severus - Marcianopolis - AE26- Varbanov 7624 viewsObv:- AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:- V K ΓЄNTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN., Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
Minted in Marcianopolis, Moesa Inferior; Consul Cosconius Gentianus
Reference:- Varbanov 762.

11.80g. 25.85 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2020
RICa_0974,_RIC_II(1962)_--(Vesp_),_022_Titus,_AR-Den_T_CAESAR_VESPASIANVS,CERES_AVGVST,_Rome,_78-9,_AD,_Q-001_6h,_17,5-18,8mm,_3,31g-s.jpg
022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC² 0974 (Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, #118 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC² 0974 (Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, #1
avers: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, holding poppy and two corn-ears in the extended right hand and long vertical scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,8mm, weight: 3,31g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 78-79 A.D., ref: RIC² 0974(Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian) p-36, BMC 321, RSC 31, BNC 282,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2020
RICc_0742,_---_Domitian,_AR-Den,_IMP_CAES_DOMIT_AVG_GERM_P_M_TR_P_XII,_IMP_XXII_COS_XVI_CENS_P_P_P,_Roma,_93,_AD,_Q-001,_6h,18,3-18,8mm,2,94g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0742, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #120 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0742, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1
avers: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding a spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-18,8mm, weight: 2,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 95 A.D., ref: RIC 0742, BMC 207, RSC 278, BNC 186,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2020
Augustus_-_AE26_-_HISPANIA_VLTERIOR_-_BAETIS.jpg
001 - Augustus - AE 26 - LUSITANIA2 viewsA) CAESAR AVC TRIBVNIC POTEST
Bare head right
R) P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI
Wearth of pearls around three lined legend

Weight: 9,5g; Ø: 26mm; Reference: compare.:Dembski 312,
Not listed in RPC I online
Mint: COLONIA AVGVSTA EMERITA; Province: LVSITANIA
Gerhard MFeb 16, 2020
2097__Agora_Auctions_sale_95,_lot_110.jpg
alex004b20 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Troas

Obv: ANTONIN-VS PIVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEX →AVG, horse grazing right.
23 mm, 6.57 gms

RPC Online 3962; SNG Cop---.
Charles MFeb 16, 2020
ZomboDroid_23112019115039_jpg_thumb.png
Elagabalus Alexandria, Troas1 viewsObv: AV M AV ANTONINVS ΓIVS (sic), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AVG TR →OALEX, she-wolf right, suckling twins.
RPC Online 3954
CanaanFeb 16, 2020
20200216_164105.jpg
Phocas. 602-610. Æ Half Follis – 20 Nummi, Carthage mint. Dated IY 6 (602/3)0 viewsObv.Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa.
Rev. Cross potent between two pellets, F-O/C-A across field; ·XX·.
DOC 113; MIBE 97; SB 685. Near VF, brown surfaces.
CanaanFeb 16, 2020
Sicily,_Tauromenion,_AE-12__Campanian_mercenaries__c__354-344_BC__Campanian_helmet,_TA_Monogram_in_laurel_wreath,_CNS_II,_2__Q-001,_10h,_12-13,8mm,1,53g-s.jpg
Sicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, (354-344 B.C.), CNS 2, AE-12, TA Monogram in a laurel wreath, #118 viewsSicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, (354-344 B.C.), CNS 2, AE-12, TA Monogram in a laurel wreath, #1
avers: Campanian helmet right, ornamented with a griffin.
reverse: TA Monogram in laurel wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-13,8mm, weight: 1,53g, axes: 10h,
mint: Sicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, date: 354-344 B.C.,
ref: Castrizio Series I, 2., CNS 2., HGC 2, 1608., Campana (Kampanoi) 3.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2020
Caria,_Mylasa,_AE-13,_Horse,_Trident,_MY,_SNG-v-Aulock_2619,_SNG_Keckman_226_,_c-210-30_BC,_Q-001,_6h,_12-13mm,_1,48g-s.jpg
Caria, Mylasa, (210-30 B.C.), AE-13, SNG von Aulock 2619, M/Y//--, Ornamented trident with head downwards, #122 viewsCaria, Mylasa, (210-30 B.C.), AE-13, SNG von Aulock 2619, M/Y//--, Ornamented trident with head downwards, #1
avers: Horse trotting right, front left foreleg raised.
revers: M-Y, Ornamented trident with head downwards.
exergue: M/Y//--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 1,48g, axes: 6h,
mint: Caria, Mylasa, date: 210-30 B.C.,
ref: SNG Keckman 226; SNG Cop 422, SNG von Aulock 2619, Akarca Mylasa 34-35, Mionnet VI 352, Weber 6528, BMC 11, Waddington 2452, Sear 4911,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2020
Vlasto_846.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. 272-240 BC. AR Nomos5 views20mm, 6.49g, 10h
Philotas and Di-, magistrates. Youth on horseback l., crowning horse.
R/ Dolphin rider l., holding kantharos and distaff; cock to r.
Vlasto 846; HNItaly 1024. Small lack of metal on rev., Good VF
1 commentsLeoFeb 16, 2020
Augustus_-_AE22_-_HISPANIA_CITERIOR-TVRIASV_-_RPC_406.jpg
001 - Augustus - AE 22 - HISPANIA CITERIOR4 viewsA) IMP AVGVSTVS PP
Laureated head right
R) Oak wreath containing MVN
In exergue: TVRIASO

Weight:: 7,2g; Ø: 22mm; Reference: RPC I / 406
Struck: around 2 B.C. Mint: TURIASO; Region: HISPANIA;
Province: TARRACONENSIS
Gerhard MFeb 16, 2020
RI_132yr_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 862 - Bust Type G (Serdica) (KAB)4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust l., holding spear and shield
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
Reference:– RIC 862 Bust type G

3.78g. 23.25 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
RI_132yp_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 067 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (I)4 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– COMES AVG, Minerva standing left, holding olive-branch and spear and resting left hand on shield
Mint – Lugdunum (I in exe) Emission 8, Officina 1. Autumn – End 281 A.D.
Reference:– Cohen 103, Bastien 344 (4 examples cited). RIC 67 Bust type F
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
RI_160gv_img.jpg
160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Ticinum 0082 viewsAE3
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left and raising right
Minted in Ticinum (* | _ / TT). A.D. 313 - 314
Reference(s) – RIC VII Ticinum 8 (R2)

3.04g. 20.47 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
RI_160gu_img.jpg
160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Siscia 050 1 viewsAE3
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, High crested helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding shield and spear
Rev:– VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT / P R above altar (Type 7m)
Minted in Siscia (// ESIS*). A.D. 318-319
Reference(s) – RIC VII Siscia 50 (R2)

2.43g. 20.23 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
1648_Lion_Daalder_Zwolle.jpg
1648 Lion Daalder2 viewsNetherlands: Zwolle
1648 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/St. George holding shield, slaying basilisk; MO. ARG.CIVITA.ZWOL.AL.IMP.
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; DA.PACEM.DOMINE.DIEBVS.NOST.1648;
27.03 grams; 42.0 mm
Davenport: 4885
Delmonte: 866b
cmcdon0923Feb 15, 2020
1424Hadrian_Limes.jpg
Contemporary Counterfeit Hadrian Roma (contemporary cast)6 viewsReverence.
RIC --
obverse Hadrian 130-138 AD
Reverse RIC 488 Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar

Bust D2

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust

Rev. TR POT III COS II
Providentia standing left, resting on column, pointing at globe and holding sceptre

2.66 gr
17.20 mm
12h
okidokiFeb 15, 2020
david-ii-2a.jpg
S.5125 David II4 viewsGroat of David II of Scotland (1329-1371)
Mint: Edinburgh
Third (light) coinage
S. 5125

David II, son of Robert the Bruce, spent much of his reign either in captivity in England or in exile in France. Even so, he produced a fairly robust coinage. Unlike his father, whose coinage included only the penny and its fractions, David introduced the silver groat and halfgroat, as well as the gold noble

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 15, 2020
james-ii-1.jpg
S.5233 James II4 viewsGroat of James II, king of Scotland 1437-1460
Mint: Edinburgh
Mintmark: crown
Second coinage
Type II
S. 5233

James II became king at a young age after his father's assassination. His first silver groat coinage copies his father's but a second coinage from 1451-1460 is of higher weight and different style.

The first 5 James' met untimely ends. James II was blown up by a cannon during a siege
NapFeb 15, 2020
henry-viii-groat-3.jpg
S.6474 Henry VIII3 viewsGroat of Henry VIII, king of England and Ireland (1509-1547)
Mint: London
1st harp issue
S.6474
With Katherine Howard

Henry VIII produced his Irish coinage in London, for export to Ireland, where they circulated. The coinage was debased silver, and by the later issues there was very little silver at all. This early issue is 0.852 fineness.

Interestingly, several of Henry's famous wives are noted on his Irish coins- Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Katherine Howard, whom are noted with the letters A, I, and K respectively. This coin has an K to the right of the reverse harp, for Katherine.

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-ao9OYRhycBhx.jpg
Brandenburg/Preußen. Friedrich II. 6 Gröscher. 1755 E. 1 viewsKönigsberg mint. Kluge 225.1; Old. 206 c. NGC MS 61.Russel KFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-bucHsSDriQ.jpg
Brandenburg/Preußen. Friedrich II. 6 Gröscher. 1753 E. 1 viewsKönigsberg mint. Olding 201. NGC AU 58.


Russel KFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-xLen6XrO6bbYRD5v.jpg
Russia. Nicholas II. 5 Roubles. 1902-AP. NGC MS 65.1 viewsRussel KFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-VYRWEGiGMavijSDT_(1).jpg
Taman Goths. BI Denarius. Circa 3rd to 4th Century AD.1 viewsMIGRATION PERIOD, Taman Peninsula. Goths. (2,44 g.) Stage 2. Schematized head right / Mars advancing right, holding spear; O X across field. Cf. Sergeev 380 (for type).Russel KFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-b3ZbQZwbf1ZFjxv.jpg
Taman Goths. BI Denarius. Circa 3rd to 4th Century AD.2 viewsMIGRATION PERIOD, Taman Peninsula. Goths. (2,56 g.) Stage 3. Schematized head right / Mars advancing right, holding spear; +s and Xs across field. Cf. Sergeev 330 and 340-1 (for type).Russel KFeb 15, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-lNIAPWkXq9J2.jpg
Taman Goths. AR Denarius. Circa 3rd to 4th Century AD.2 views(2.35g.) Abstract male head, radiate, facing right. Rev. Degraded depiction of Mars, carrying a transverse trophy, double X and O in field (cf Kazamanova Vestnik Drevneel Istorii I (1961), Group I; Faltin “ Taman Imitations – Coins of the Unknown People ” Celator 20, 7 (July 2006), pp.22-26; also The New York Sale XXVIII, lot 1090). Debased metal, extremely fine, a choice example. Very rare.Russel KFeb 15, 2020
RI_168bo_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 52 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTAN-TINVS PF AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing, one standard between them
Minted in Ncomedia (//SMND). 9th September A.D. 337 - Spring A.D, 340
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 5 (C)

1.16g. 18.17 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
RI_132yq_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 922 - Bust Type C (Antioch) (D Dot / XXI)4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre
Minted in Antioch (Delta Dot in centre field, XXI in exe) Emission 2 Officina 4. A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 922 Bust type C
maridvnvmFeb 15, 2020
I__Lipot,_XVkr_,_Pozsony,_1676,_H-1441,_U-1068a,_HH-PRE,76_1_1-1_3_var__Q-001,_0h,_30,5-31mm,_5,86g-s.jpg
050 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), H 1441, U-1068a, AR-XV Kreuzer, Pozsony, Madonna and the child in the Mandorla, 1676, #0119 views050 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), H 1441, U-1068a, AR-XV Kreuzer, Pozsony, Madonna and the child in the Mandorla, 1676, #01
avers: LEOPOLDVS•D(ei)•G(ratia)•R(omanorvm)•I(mperator)• [XV, as value sign] •S(emper)•A(vgvstvs)•G(ermaniae)•H(ungariae)•B(ohemiae)•REX, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, above "lying S-shaped" decoration, below in value sign: XV.
reverse: • 16-76 ♦PATRONA♦ [coat of arms] HVNGARIAE• (AE is ligated), Sitting the crowned Madonna with the child in her left arm, in the Mandorla and flame wreath. Below it is the crowned Hungarian coat of arms, the Bratislava coat of arms on the left side, and the right side is the coat of arms CG.
diameter: 30,5-31,0mm, weight: 5,86g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, Pozsony, (today Slovakia: Bratislava/Pressburg),
mintmark: Crowned Hungarian coat of arms, the Bratislava coat of arms on the left side, and the right side is the coat of arms CG (mintmaster: Georg Cetto).
date: 1676 A.D.,
ref: Huszár 1441, Unger 1068a, Höllhuber PRE 76.1.var.
Q-001
quadransFeb 15, 2020
Caesar,_AR-Den,_CAESAR,_elephant_r_,_Syd-1014,_Crawf_443-1,_C-49,_Gaul-mint,_49-48-BC,_Q-002,_4h,_18,5-19mm,_3,93g-s.jpg
001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint traveling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, #334 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint traveling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, #3
avers: CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on a serpent.
reverse: Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exergue: -/-//CAESAR, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,93g, axes: 4h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydenham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-003
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
4 commentsquadransFeb 15, 2020
Augustus-AE30-BILBILIS-Demski22_schwarz.jpg
001 - Augustus - AE 30 - HISPANIA CITERIOR 3 viewsA) AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureated head right
R) MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS L COR CALIDO L SEMP RVTILO
Legend around an oak wreath, in the middle: II VIR

Weight: 13.2g; Ø: 30 mm; References: RPC I/395; Dembski 25
Struck: around 2 B.C.; Mint: MVNICIPIVM AVGVSTA BILBILIS
Region: HISPANIA CITERIOR; Province: Tarraconensis;
Magistrate: L Cor Calidus (duovir); L Semp Rutilus (duovir)
Gerhard MFeb 15, 2020
BCC_LR58_Constantine_IVN.jpg
BCC LR582 viewsLate Roman
Constantine II 317-340 CE
Obv:CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate and cuir. bust rt.
Rev:GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
Two soldiers standing, spears,
shields, and one standard
between them. In ex.: (dot)AQP
AE 16mm 1.69gm. Axis:180
RIC VII before Aquileia 144
v-dromeFeb 15, 2020
Augustus-Tetradrachme-ANTIOCHIA-Tyche-RPC4151_(2).jpg
001 - Augustus - AR Tetradrachm8 viewsA) KAIΣAPOΣ ΣE BAΣTOY
Laureated head right

R) ΕΤΟΥΣ ςΚ ΝΙΚΗΣ
Right in field monogram ΥΠΑ und dating IB
among written as monogram AYT
Tyche of Antioch seated, r., with palm branch; before river god Orontes

Weight:: 15,0g; Ø: 26 mm
References:: MC ALEE: 180; RPC 4151; PRIEUR: 50
Struck: in the 26th year of the reign of Augustus = 5 B.C. ( IB = COS XII)
Mint: ANTIOCHIA AD ORONTEM; Povince: SYRIA

Anotation: The coin was struck under the govenor
"PVBLIVS QVINTILLIVS VARVS"
The reverse shows us the picture of a monument which was made by Eutyichides, a pupil of Lysippos
This monument was shown in the town Antiochia.
1 commentsGerhard MFeb 14, 2020
BCC_LR71_Galerius_Virtvti.jpg
BCC LR714 viewsLate Roman - Caesarea Maritima
Galerius 305-311 CE
Obv:GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI EXERCITVS
Mars in military dress, adv. to right,
holding spear, shield, and trophy.
In field: Δ \\\\ star, In ex: MKV
AE 25mm 6.20gm. Axis:180
RIC VI 59 Cyzicus Mint
v-dromeFeb 14, 2020
PCW-IS681LG.jpg
ISLAMIC, Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575 (Tim Wilkes plate coin)14 viewsTim Wilkes plate coin, Islamic Coins And Their Values, illustrated on page 123 as #1243.

Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575. (1170-1180 AD).
15.72 gm; 31 mm

Obverse: Helmeted male head left
Reverse: Kalima around.

Reference: S&S Type 61; Album 1861.2. Icv 1243 (this coin illustrated), Zeno #67807 (this coin)

Ex-CNG, Sale 84, lot #1688.
Ex-VAuction, Pars Coins Sale 5, lot #269
4 commentsIstinpolinFeb 14, 2020
DSC_0007~0.JPG
EUBOEA. Euboean League. Ca. 304-290 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 3.57 gm, 11h). 9 viewsEUBOEA. Euboean League. Ca. 304-290 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 3.57 gm, 11h). VF. Head of the nymph Euboea left / EY, filleted head of bull right; cantharus to right. BCD Euboia 22. SNG Copenhagen -.3 commentsMark R1Feb 14, 2020
Augustus-Drachme-MASYCITES-LYCIA-2Lyren_und_Ähre_schwarz.jpg
001 - Augustus - AR Drachm - Lycian League 7 viewsA) Λ Y
Bare head right
R) M A
Two lyres, in the middel ear of corn (?)

Weight: 3,28g; Ø: 20 mm; Reference: SEAR 97
Struck: around 27 - 20 B.C., Mint: MASICYTVS; Coinage of the Lycian League;
Region: Lycia; Province: Lycia-Pamphylia
3 commentsGerhard MFeb 14, 2020
Trajan_RIC_38.jpg
RIC 383 viewsDenarius, 100
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r.
Rev: P M TR P COS III P P
Pax standing l. holding branch and cornucopiae.

3.54g, 19mm
Woytek 75a (53 specimen)
1 commentsklausklageFeb 14, 2020
Trajan_RIC_143_var.jpg
RIC 143 var.1 viewsDenar, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. l.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Arabia standing l. holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; at her feet, a camel walking l.

3.42g, 18mm
Woytek 285j (2 specimen, this coin depicted)
klausklageFeb 14, 2020
RSC_TOC_v2.pdf
RSC Table of Contents.5 viewsRoman Silver Coins (RSC) by Seaby, Sear, Loosley, and King.
Volumes I-V | Table of Contents (and ONLY the Table of Contents).
AnaximanderFeb 14, 2020
V245.jpg
Vespasian RIC-24535 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.02g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTA; S C in exergue; Salus std. l. with patera and sceptre
RIC 245 (C2). BMC 574. BNC 533.
Acquired from Golden Rule Enterprises Coins, February 2020.

A fairly common sestertius Salus type from the great bronze issue of 71. According to Mattingly in BMCRE II this Salus type may perhaps represents 'the salvation conferred by the imperial system', presumably after the upheavals of the Civil War. Salus here symbolises the health and welfare of the Roman state, not the person of the emperor himself.

Superb portrait in good metal.

5 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 14, 2020
4-7NZU7.jpg
Crawford 463/2, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, M. Cordius Rufus, AR Denarius18 viewsRome, Moneyer Issues of the Imperatorial Period.
M. Cordius Rufus, 46 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.55g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Crested Corinthian helmet facing right, with owl perched on crest; RVFVS behind.

Reverse: MN·CORDIVS; aegis with head of Medusa.

Reference: Crawford 463/2; HCRI 64; Sydenham 978; BMCRR 4042; Cordia 4.

Provenance: Ex Jack Frazer Collection [Triton XXIII (14 Jan 2020) Lot 603]; CNG 64 (24 Sep 2003) Lot 827.

Caesar celebrated multiple triumphs in 46 BCE, and the large output by the moneyers Carisius and M. Cordius Rufus may have been to pay the largesse owed to the legionaries. The coinage of this year often alludes to Caesar, rather than the moneyer’s family. On this coin, we see references to Minerva (the helmet, owl and aegis being among her attributes), the Roman goddess of strategic warfare, which likely related to Caesar’s military triumphs.

M. Cordius Rufus is not generally known beyond his coinage. However, his name appears on an inscription found at Tusculum, identifying Manius Cordius Rufus as praetor, proconsul, aedilis lustrando Monti Sacro. It is possible that his family originated in Tusculum, a city in the Alban Hills, sixteen miles southeast of Rome.
4 commentsCarausiusFeb 14, 2020
2072__Zeus_Numismatics,_Prime_Auction_3,_lot_459.jpg
caes004a7 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ ΑΝ..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from rear, with spear and shield.
Rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ...; agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar inscribed ƐΤ Γ.
25 mm, 13.82 gms

RPC Online VI 6697

From Zeus Numismatics Prime Auction 3, lot 459. This coin is now used as an example coin in RPC Online.
1 commentsCharles MFeb 13, 2020
nd_Lion__Daalder_Campen.jpg
n.d. Lion Daalder3 viewsNetherlands: Campen
n. d. Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/rampant lion; MON. ARG.R.P.IMP.CAMP.VA.HOL.
Rev: Rampant lion facing left, holding city arms; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.; mintmark:
xx.xx grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport: 8882
Delmonte: 861
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
1663_Lion__Daalder_Deventer.jpg
1663 Lion Daalder1 viewsNetherlands: Daventer
1663 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/rampant lion; MO. ARG.CIVIT.IMP.IMPER.DAVENT.
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1663.; mintmark: moor’s head, dividing date
xx.xx grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport: 4875
Delmonte: 858
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
1648_Lion_Daalder_Gelderland.jpg
1648 Lion Daalder3 viewsNetherlands: Gelderland
1648 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his right, above shield w/rampant lion; MO. ARG.PRO.CON.FOE.BEL.GEL
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1648.; mintmark: fleur de lis, dividing date
xx.xx grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport: 4850
Delmonte: 825
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
1647_Lion__Daalder_Gelderland.JPG
1647 Lion Daalder4 viewsNetherlands: Gelderland
1647 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his right, above shield w/rampant lion; MO. ARG.PRO.CON.FOE.BEL.GEL
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1647.
xx.xx grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport: 4850
Delmonte: 825
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
Untitled~5.jpg
Claudius Gothicus RIC V-1 Rome 38 var1 viewsClaudius Gothicus 268-270 AD
AE 21.89 mm 3.7g
OBV::IMP CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate head right
REV :: FIDES MILITVM; Fides standing left holding spear and standard. Epsilon in right field.
EX :: none
REF :: RIC V-1 Rome 38 var (field mark), Rome, Märkl NZ 16, p. 394; Leicester Excavations 8 in NC 1940; Cunetio hoard

Hybrid with Gallienus reverse

From uncleaned lot 10/2018
JohnnyFeb 13, 2020
1641_Lion__Daalder_Utrecht.JPG
1641 Lion Daalder5 viewsNetherlands: Utrecht
1641 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/rampant lion; MO. ARG.PRO.CO.FOE.BELG.TRA
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1641.
xx.xx grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport: 4863
Delmonte: 845
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
henry-iii-simon-1.jpg
S.1356 Henry III7 viewsPenny of Henry III, king of England 1216-1272
Moneyer: Simon
Mint: Canterbury
Short cross
Class 7c
S. 1356
O: hENRICVS REX
R: +SIMVN ON CANTE

Ex- Noble Auction 122 (lot 2772), M Freehill, S Mitchell
1 commentsNapFeb 13, 2020
1640_Lion__Daalder_Gelderland.jpg
1640 Lion Daalder2 viewsNetherlands: Gelderland
1640 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/rampant lion; MO. ARG.PRO.CON.FOE.BELG.GEL
Rev: Rampant facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1640.
27.25 grams; 39.5 mm
Davenport: 4849
Delmonte: 825
cmcdon0923Feb 13, 2020
Augustus-Quadrans-RIC_I_227_Adler-LVGD.jpg
001 - Augustus - Quadrans3 viewsA) IMP CAESAR
Laureated head right
R) AVGVSTVS
Eagle stands frontally with wings spread, turning its head to the left

Weight: 2,5g; Ø: 19mm; References: RIC I/227;
CNR VI/page 55/845ff:Struck: 15 - 10 B.C.; Mint: LVGDVNVM (?)
Gerhard MFeb 13, 2020
224_1.jpg
01. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm 10 viewsPtolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.95 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Sidon mint. Dated RY 18 of Abdalonymos, king of Sidon (316/5 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Σ (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price 3504; Newell, Dated 50 (obv. die XXVI); DCA 878. Heavily smoothed, cleaning scratches and banker’s mark on reverse. VF.
3 commentsLordBestFeb 13, 2020
cnut-1.jpg
S.993 Cnut9 viewsViking penny in the name of Cnut ca. 895-900
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: probably York
S.993
O: CR TE N XV
R: +CVNNETTI

The letters of the name Cnut are arranged on the cross in the way one would make the sign of the cross- up, down, left, right. What is unusual is that the patriarchal cross is upside down. Flipping the orientation would mean the legend would start at the bottom, which is equally unusual.

This Cnut is different from the more famous 11th century Viking invader who was crowned king of England. While much is known of the later Cnut, absolutely nothing is known of this ruler. His coinage is the only record left of his existence.

The reverse legend "Cunnetti" remains obscure in its meaning. Some have suggested "the kingdom of Cnut"

Ex- S.Liu, K.Stephens
3 commentsNapFeb 13, 2020
james-v-1a.jpg
S.5378 James V5 viewsGroat of James V, king of Scotland 1513-1542
Mint: Edinburgh
Second coinage
Class III
S. 5378
O: +IACOBVS 5 DEI GRA REX SCOTRV
R: OPPI DV E DINB VRGH

James V spent nearly his whole life as king, as his father died when he was less than 2 years old. James himself would not live a long life, dying at age 30 of an illness following the disastrous Battle of Solway Moss against England. His newborn daughter Mary born just before James's death was his only legitimate heir and would become queen.

Ex- HistoryInCoins
NapFeb 13, 2020
henry-viii-groat-2a.jpg
S.6472 Henry VIII7 viewsGroat of Henry VIII, king of England and Ireland (1509-1547)
Mint: London
1st harp issue
S.6472
With Anne Boleyn

Henry VIII produced his Irish coinage in London, for export to Ireland, where they circulated. The coinage was debased silver, and by the later issues there was very little silver at all. This early issue is 0.852 fineness.

Interestingly, several of Henry's famous wives are noted on his Irish coins- Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Katherine Howard, whom are noted with the letters A, I, and K respectively. This coin has an A to the right of the reverse harp, for Anne.

Ex- AMR Coins
NapFeb 13, 2020
w9.jpg
2224 John Comnenus -Ducas (1237-1244) Half tetarteron7 viewsOBV IC XC in field Cross potent on three steps.

REV + :Greek_Iota:W / / :Greek_Omicron:C / :Greek_Lambda:C

Size

Weight
1 commentsSimonFeb 13, 2020
D706bb.jpg
Domitian RIC-70610 viewsÆ Dupondius, 10.34g
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, radiate, bearded, r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; S C in field; Virtus stg. r., foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
RIC 706 (C2). BMC 446. BNC -.
Acquired from eBay, February 2020.

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

Well struck and in good condition.
2 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 13, 2020
Quadrans.jpg
Æ Aes Grave (cast) Quadrans35 viewsHead of young Hercules left, wearing lion skin; ••• (mark of value) to right; all on a raised disk

Prow of galley right; ••• (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk.

Rome, Circa 225-217 BC.

Libral standard

40mm; 58.73g

Crawford 35/4; ICC 80; HN Italy 340; RBW 88

aVF for type,

Ex-Canadian Coin

Not as rough in hand.
8 commentsJay GT4Feb 12, 2020
Augustus-Dupondius-RIC347_schwarz.jpg
001 - Augustus - Dupondius8 viewsA) AVGVSTVS TRIBVNC POTEST
Three lined legend surrounded by waerh
R) P STOLO III VIR AAA FF around SC

Weight: 10,37g; Ø: 26mm; Reference: RIC I/347
Struck: 17 B.C., Minte: ROME
2 commentsGerhard MFeb 12, 2020
Augustus-Denar-KranzRostien-RIC473_grün.jpg
001 - Augustus - Denarius3 viewsA) AVGVSTVS
Bare head right
R) no legend
Laurel wearth with coronae rostatae, in the middle ribbons

Weight: 3,6g; Ø: 17mm; Reference: RIC I/473
Struck: around 21.B.C.; Mint: North Pelopponese
Gerhard MFeb 12, 2020
BCC_LR70_Constantius.jpg
BCC LR704 viewsLate Roman
Constantius II 337-361CE
Obv:DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, and
cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev:FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor standing left, holding
labarum with chi-rho. Two
bound captives at foot,
Γ in field. In ex: CONSA star
AE 22mm 3.39gm. Axis:180
RIC VIII 89 Constantinople
v-dromeFeb 12, 2020
39367_0.jpg
Zangids. Qutb al-Din Mawdud. AE Dircham. Circa AH 561 = AD 1166.7 viewsAl-Mawsil(?) (12,0 g. 27mm.) Draped bust facing slightly l.; two winged creatures above, date across fields. Rev. Names and titles of Mawdud, including Tughril Tekin Atabeg "Falcon Prince ", in four lines across field and around. Album 1858. Butak 70.2 commentsRussel KFeb 12, 2020
39260_0.jpg
Geta as Caesar. AR Denarius. Circa AD 200-202.3 viewsLaodicea mint. (3,32 g. 19mm.) Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Minerva standing l., holding spear and shield. C 84. RIC 98.Russel KFeb 12, 2020
39238_0.jpg
Julia Domna. AR Denarius. Circa AD 196-211.2 viewsRome mint. (3,09 g. 19mm.) Draped bust r. Rev. Fortuna standing l., holding cornucopia and resting arm on reversed rudder. RIC 552 (misdescribed). C 55.

Russel KFeb 12, 2020
38808_0.jpg
Peroz. Sasanian Kings. AR Drachm. Circa AD 477-484.2 views(4,09 g. 27mm.) Bust of Peroz r., wearing crown with two wings, frontal crescent, and korymbos set on crescent, ribbon over each shoulder. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SNS type III/1.
Russel KFeb 12, 2020
EM_104_AS_Titus.jpg
Titus: 79 - 81 AD4 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 80-81 AD
Obv: Laureate bust left. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII
Rev: Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. SC either side.
10.15 grams; 26.2 mm
1 commentscmcdon0923Feb 12, 2020
2092c.jpg
ric3001 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius, Rome

Obv: [IMP CA]ES M AVR ANTONINVS [PIVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [P. M. TR. P. III. COS III. P. P.], S.C. across fields, Sol radiate walking left raising right hand and holding whip in left hand; star in right field.
29 mm, 19.21 gms

RIC 300
Charles MFeb 12, 2020
BeFunky-collage_(27)be117118.jpg
Boehringer 117 118 obverse 53, 543 viewsGrant HFeb 11, 2020
BeFunky-collage_(25)b117b118.jpg
Boehringer 117 and 118 Rev 42 same die 2 viewsThis reverse die was first used on Boehringer 63 in his group VIa fifty eight die pairings earlierGrant HFeb 11, 2020
1423_P_Hadrian_RPC3736_Pseudo.jpg
3736 SYRIA, Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian Trichalkon. 128-29 AD Altar Γ7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3736; BMC 107; CRS 265; McAlee 124(c)

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗϹ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕⲰϹ
Turreted and veiled head of the Tyche of Antioch, r.

Rev. ΕΤ ΖΟΡ
Lighted garlanded altar; Γ (beneath)

4.82 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 11, 2020
Augustus-Denar-sub-CuriaIulia-RIC266_grün.jpg
001 - Augustus - Fourée Denarius4 viewsA) No legend
Bare head of Octavianus right
R) Curia Iulia sourrounded by a colonade base, on apex of the pediment there you can see Vicotry standing on globe, at the angles two figures(warriors) are standing

Weight:: 2,7g; Ø:19mm; Reference: RIC I/266; CNR Volume V/page:154ff/531ff
Struck: 29 - 27 BC; Mint Rome
Anotation: Normally there is the inscription " IMP CAESAR " on the archittave at the Fourée piece it is missing
Gerhard MFeb 11, 2020
38618_0.jpg
England. Charles I. AR Penny. Circa 1625-1644.1 views(0,42g. 12mm.) SCBC 2845ff.
Russel KFeb 11, 2020
38558_0.jpg
Galerius as Caesar. AE 1 Large Follis. Circa AD 297-298.1 viewsRome mint. (10,81g. 30mm.) Laureate head r. Rev. Genius standing l., modius on head, naked except for chlamys over l. shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. C 56. RIC 73b.Russel KFeb 11, 2020
38514_0.jpg
Julia Mamaea. AR Denarius. Circa AD 222-225.1 viewsRome mint. (2,62g. 18mm.) Draped and diademed bust r. Rev. Juno seated l., holding flower and infant. C 32. RIC 341.

From and old Canedian Collection.
Russel KFeb 11, 2020
38497_0.jpg
Caracalla. AR Tetradrachm. Circa AD 215-217.3 viewsEmesa mint. (13,45g. 26.1mm.) Laureate head r. Rev. Eagle standing facing, head and tail l., with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Shamash l; A beneath eagle's head. Prieur 95.

Very rare.
Russel KFeb 11, 2020
37814_0.jpg
Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Circa BC 330-320.4 viewsByblos mint. (16,91g. 23mm.) Head of Heracles r., wearing lion-skin headdress. Rev. Zeus seated l., holding eagle and sceptre; in l. field, monogram. Price 3424.

Lifetime issue.
Russel KFeb 11, 2020
Maximinus_I_RIC_5_or_7_Fouree.jpg
Maximinus I RIC 5 or RIC 7 fouree1 viewsMaximinus I, Fouree, 20.9mm, 3.19g,
OBV: [IMP] M[A]XIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right
REV: [FIDE]S MILITVM, Emperor or soldier standing left with standard in each hand

This fouree appears to be a combination of RIC 5 and RIC 7.
SRukkeFeb 11, 2020
Heraclius_and_Heraclonas_overstrike_of_Phocas_and_Leontia_(Small).png
Heraclius and Heraclonas overstrike of Phocas and Leontia2 viewsHeraclius & Heraclonas (610 - 646 AD), overstrike of an earlier coin of Phocas & Leontia (602 - 610 AD).
Heraclius & Heraclonas, Follis, 9.43g, 31mm,
SRukkeFeb 11, 2020
PompeyParty.jpg
Crawford 511/3, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Sextus Pompey, AR Denarius22 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Sextus Pompey, Summer 42-40 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.82g; 20mm).
Sicilian Mint (Catana?).

Obverse: MAG·PIVS·IMP·ITER; bare head of Pompey the Great, facing right, flanked by jug and lituus.

Reverse: PRAEF/CLAS·ET·ORAE/MARIT·EX·S·C; Neptune standing left with foot on prow and holding aplustre, between the Catanaean brothers, each carrying a parent on their shoulders.

References: Crawford 511/3a; HCRI 334; Sydenham 1344 (R4); BMCRR (Sicily) 7; Pompeia 27.

Provenance: Ex Phil Peck ("Morris") Collection [Heritage 61151(26 Jan 2020) Lot 97155]; Professor Angelo Signorelli Collection [P&P Santamaria (4 Jun 1952) Lot 732].

Sextus Pompey was younger son of Pompey the Great. After Caesar's assassination, in 43 BCE, Sextus was honored by the Senate with the title "Commander of the Fleet and Sea Coasts" (Praefectus Classis et Orae Maritimae), which title is abbreviated on the reverse of this coin. Near the same time, Cicero recommended him for augurship; however, Sextus would not actually received augurship until after the Pact of Misenum in 39 BCE. Instead, shortly following the Senate’s designation of Sextus as Commander, the Second Triumvirate was formed and they placed Sextus' name on their proscription list. Sextus soon occupied Sicily with his fleet where he provided haven to other Romans proscribed by the Triumvirs. He retained control of Sicily from 42 to 36 BCE. In 42 BCE, Octavian sent Salvidienus Rufus to dislodge Sextus, but Rufus was defeated. It was likely between this defeat of Rufus and the Pact of Misenum with the Triumvirs (39 BCE) that Sextus struck much of his coinage, including this type.

Piety, or devotion, was an important character trait to the Romans on multiple levels including devotion to parents and family; devotion to the state; and devotion to the gods. The surname “Pius” was adopted by Sextus in recognition of his dutiful continuation of the struggle of his father in support of the Republic, and this notion of piety is strongly depicted on Sextus’ coinage. The obverse of this coin shows Pompey the Great, reflecting Sextus’ devotion to his father’s memory. Pompey’s head is flanked by symbols of the augurate, perhaps alluding to both Sextus’ claim to the augurate following Cicero’s recommendation and Sextus’ devotion to the gods. The rough seas around Sicily were beneficial to Sextus and particularly rough on his enemies, thus Neptune is prominently displayed at the center of the reverse. The reverse also depicts the Catanean brothers of Sicilian myth, Amphinomus and Anapias, helping their elderly parents escape the deadly lava flow of Mount Etna. Representing devoted children, the Catanean brothers may be allegorical references to Sextus’ surname “Pius”, or an indication of the Sicilian city (Catana) in which this issue may have been struck, or both.

This is a particularly complete example of this difficult type which frequently comes off-struck or on small flans.

8 commentsCarausiusFeb 11, 2020
BCC_MA41_composite.jpg
BCC MA416 viewsBronze  Pendant or Weight
Caesarea Maritima
Late Hellenistic or Roman?
Cast bronze object with
foliform (acanthus or oakleaf?)
decoration and suspension loop.
Traces of gilded surface remain.
Possible sliding weight for a
steelyard? Ht:27mm. Max
Dia. 17mm. Wt. 10.19gm.
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeFeb 11, 2020
BCC_MA40_Bronze_Casket_Foot.jpg
BCC MA408 viewsBronze Foot for Small Casket or Box
Caesarea Maritima
Roman, Uncertain Date
Cast, incised Bronze Foot with
stylized lion's paw. The slightly
flattened ball sat on the ground
and the box rested on the flat
lip below the pointed end, which
ran up the side of the container.
The method of attachment is
uncertain, but possibly related
to the grooves on the front of the
object. Lgth: 24mm. Wt: 5.87 gm.
Surface find, Caesarea M., 1977.
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
2 commentsv-dromeFeb 11, 2020
Commodus~0.jpg
Commodus denariius23 viewsM COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
laureate head right
OPTIME MAXIME
Juppiter sanding left holding thunderbolt and scepter
CVPP

Rome 149 AD
3.49g

RIC 192; Cohen 387; Sear 5664

Beautifully toned and even nicer in hand

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT4Feb 10, 2020
Augustus-Denar-sub-SIGNISRECEP-Mars-RIC82a_green.jpg
001 - Augustus - Fourée Denarius4 viewsA) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Bare head right
R) SIGNIS RECEPTIS
Mars wearing helmet and a cloak standing frontal, head turned to right,
holding aquila and a labarum over his shoulder

Weight: 2,9g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: RIC I/82a; Struck: 19 - 18 B.C.; .
Mint: COLONIA CAESAR AUGUSTA(?) / HISPANIA
1 commentsGerhard MFeb 10, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-Xq7riuhnyDoe8htJ.jpg
Trajan. AR Denarius. Circa AD 112-115.1 viewsRome mint. (3,2 g. 19 mm.) IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen 404. RIC 271.Russel KFeb 10, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-qMSiPJYw7jDn8gL.jpg
Trajan. AR Denarius. Circa AD 114-117.3 viewsRome mint. (3,2 g. 18 mm.) IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate and draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Genius standing facing, nude, head left, holding patera in right hand and ears of corn in left. RIC 347. Russel KFeb 10, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-6hKMmu3BAcBbRmN.jpg
Trajan. AR Denarius. Circa AD 108-109.4 viewsRome mint. (3,3 g. 19 mm.) IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Roma seated left, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left. BMC 276. Cohen 69 var. (no drapery). RIC 116. Woytek 281b.1 commentsRussel KFeb 10, 2020
1421_P_Hadrian_RPC6153.jpg
6153 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Athena standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6153; Dattari-Savio Pl. 76, 1631 (this coin).; Emmett 924.21

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΚΑ
Athena standing facing, head l., holding ears of corn and shield

27.00 gr
34.50 mm
12h
okidokiFeb 10, 2020
1422_P_Hadrian_RPC5013_5.jpg
5013 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Tyche standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5013/5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1488; Emmett 901.2

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Β
Tyche standing facing, head l., holding rudder and cornucopia

11.93 gr
25 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 10, 2020
1420Hadrian_RICIII293.jpg
0293 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-23 AD Pudicitia standing11 viewsReference.
Strack 77; RIC II, 135a; C 1209; RIC III, 293

Bust A1

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head

Rev. P M TR P - COS - III in field PV-DIC
Pudicitia, veiled, standing front, holding right hand to breast.

3.00 gr
20 mm
6h
3 commentsokidokiFeb 10, 2020
Vespasian_Pax_RIC_II_41.jpg
Vespasian Pax RIC II 411 viewsVespasian, Rome, 69 - 79 AD, 18.09mm, 3.18g, RIC II, 41, page 19 - Cohen 566,
OBV: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head right
REV: TRI POT II COS III P P, Pax seated left with cauduceus & branch.
SRukkeFeb 10, 2020
Antiochus_I~6.jpg
Antiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C.1 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C. Ae 13.8~14.7mm. 1.95g. Obv: Smyrna or Sardes mint. Helmeted bust of Athena facing. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath & palm; monogram in outer left field. SC I 315, SNGIs 233, Newell, WSM 1369, SNG Cop 77.1 commentsddwauFeb 10, 2020
Philip_I_The_Arab_Pax_RIC_IVc_44b.jpg
Philip I The Arab Pax RIC IVc 40b0 viewsPhilip I The Arab, Antoninianus, Rome, 244 AD, 3.35g, 23.62g, RIC Ivc 40b, RSC 103,
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
REV: PAX AETERN, Pax standing left with branch & scepter.
(3rd Issue, 5th Officina)
SRukkeFeb 10, 2020
Philip_I_The_Arab_RIC_IVc_44b.jpg
Philip I The Arab Roma RIC IVc 44b0 viewsPhilip I the Arab, antoninianus 247 AD, Rome, 22.91mm, 3.04g, RIC IVc 44b, RSC 169
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma sitting left, holding Victory & scepter.
SRukkeFeb 10, 2020
BCC_M109_Kappa_Lambda.jpeg
BCC M1095 viewsCaesarea Minima
Uncertain Emperor.
Uncertain Mint
Obv:Laur. head right, within
border of dots.
Rev: [...?] K Λ starting on the
right side at 4 o'clock. Standing
female? figure (Tyche?) to right,
arm outstretched. (The type bears
a slight resemblance to an AE20 of
Hadrian from the mint of Tiberias).
cf. BCC M110, BCC RGP2
10.5x9mm. 0.60gm. Axis:120
Surface find Caesaera Maritima
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeFeb 09, 2020
Gordian_III_Diana_RIC_IVc_127.jpg
Gordian III Diana RIC IVc 1270 viewsGordian III, Denarius, Rome, AD 241 (7th Issue, 1st Officina), RIC IVc 127, Cohen 69, 19.88mm, 2.78g
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
REV: DIANA LVCIFERA - Diana standing right holding torch.
Cohen states this was the last issue of the Denarii produced for mass circulation.
This was a special issue of six (RIC 115, 127, 129-131) struck marking the marriage of Gordian III to
Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
Darkly toned example.
RARE
SRukkeFeb 09, 2020
Gordian_III_Liberalitas_RIC_67.jpg
Gordian III Liberalitas RIC IVc 670 viewsGordian III, 240 AD, Rome, 22.26mm, 2.98g, RIC Ivc 67, Cohen 142
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopia.
(6th Issue, 4th Officina)
SRukkeFeb 09, 2020
1419_P_Hadrian_RPC--.jpg
2508A PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Hadrian, Demos of Aezani clasping hands with Demos of Cadi3 viewsReference.
RPC III, --;

Magistrate M. (?) Ati. Metrogenes (epim(eletès) (?))

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

Rev. ΕΠΙΜ ΑΤ ΜΗΤΡΟΓΕΝΟΥϹ ΑΙΖΑΝΕΙΤΩN
Demos of Aezani standing r., holding sceptre, clasping hands with Demos of Cadi standing l., holding sceptre

6.50 gr
23 mm
6h
okidokiFeb 09, 2020
Caracalla_Trophy_RIC_IVa_13b.jpg
Caracalla Trophy RIC IVa 13b0 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, AR Denarius, 196-198 AD, 16.66mm, 3.10g, RIC 13b; Sear (1988) 1893; RSC 505.
OBV: M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caracalla standing left, holding baton and sceptre; trophy to right.
SRukkeFeb 09, 2020
irregular-1.jpg
S.872 Hwaetred (Monne)3 viewsIrregular styca in the name of two moneyers- Hwaetred and Monne
Most likely struck during the time of King Æthelred II or Osberht
Moneyer: Hwaetred and Monne
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: IH[V]AETRET
R: +MONNE (retrograde)

An irregular reflective styca, imitating two moneyers and of uncertain date

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 09, 2020
hoaud-hwaetred-2.jpg
S.872 Hoaud? (Hwætred)1 viewsIrregular styca in the name of "Hoaud"
Moneyer: Hwætred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: +HVOLHEA (retrograde)
R: +HVAETRD (retrograde)
Motif: 1/1

This coin fits into the die chain series of the coins in the name of "Hoaud", though the legend is obviously nonsensical.

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 09, 2020
irregular-herred-1.jpg
S.872 Irregular styca1 viewsIrregular styca
Moneyer: Henred?
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: ENAREX+
R: +HENRÆÐ

This irregular styca bears resemblance to the East Anglian "REX ANG" type of Aethelstan I, though without the central 'A". It could also be a degenerated form of Eanred.

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 09, 2020
hoaud-hwaetred-3.jpg
S.872 Hoaud? (Hwætred)1 viewsIrregular styca in the name of "Hoaud"
Moneyer: Hwætred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: +HOAVD RE
R: +HVAETRD (retrograde)
Motif: 1/1

Ex- J Simpson
NapFeb 09, 2020
RI_160gt_img.jpg
160 - Constantine the Great - AE Folis - RIC VI Lugdunum 3042 viewsObv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from rear)
Rev:- MARTI CO-NSERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (F | T / PLC). Sping A.D. 310-311
Reference:– Bastien XI 531 (34 examples of which 29 with this reverse legend break). RIC VI Lugdunum 304 (C)

24.52 mm. 3.20 gms. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 09, 2020
RI_160gs_img.jpg
160 - Constantine the Great (as Caesar) - Follis - RIC VI Carthage 611 viewsFollis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE, Carthago standing facing, head left, within hexastyle temple, holding fruit in both hands
Minted in Carthage (// PKD). circa summer A.D. 307.
Reference(s) – RIC VI Carthage 61

6.04g. 23.96 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 09, 2020
RI_151x_img.jpg
151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 164b3 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding head of Sol
Minted in Antioch (* | B / ANT). A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Antioch 164b (C2)

4.89g. 21.21 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 09, 2020
RI_148aj_img.jpg
148 - Galerius - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 148a2 viewsObv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera
Minted in Antioch (K | D / V // ANT). A.D. 300-301
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 55b (C)

11.36g. 27.54 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 09, 2020
00205Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;fffff.jpg
Gordian III. AR Denarius. Circa AD 240.5 viewsRome mint. 6th officina. 7th emission (). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Gordian riding horse left, holding spear and raising hand. RIC 81; RSC 234.1 commentsRussel KFeb 09, 2020
00205Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;gfgfg.jpg
Maximinus I Thrax. AR Denarius. Circa AD 235 - 236.2 viewsRome mint. (). IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Maximinus I right / SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus enthroned left, feeding from patera snake coiled around altar. RIC 14. RSC 85.Russel KFeb 09, 2020
00205Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;ffgfg.jpg
Elagabalus. AR Denarius. Circa AD 221.1 viewsRome mint. (). Obv: Bust r. with "horn" and beard on chin. Rx: P M TR P IIII COS III P P Emperor wearing Syrian priestly dress, sacrificing l. at lighted and garlanded altar, holding club in l. hand, star in field l. RIC 46.Russel KFeb 09, 2020
ggfg.jpg
Severus Alexander. AR Denarius. Сirca AD 222.1 viewsRome mint. ().Obv. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. P M TR P COS P P, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.

First year issue.

RIC 2.
Russel KFeb 09, 2020
00184Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;.jpg
Elagabalus. AR Denarius. Circa AD 220.1 viewsRome mint. Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Bust laureate, draped r. Rx: P M TR P - III COS - III P P Sol advancing l. raising r. hand and holding whip in l., star in l. field.
BM-179, C-154, RIC 28.
Russel KFeb 09, 2020
00178Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;fdfdfd.jpg
Severus Alexander. AR Denarius. Сirca AD 222-228.2 viewsRome mint. () IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing facing, head left, holding spear and branch. RIC 160. Russel KFeb 09, 2020
00178Q00__#1086;_#1073;_#1088;_#1072;_#1073;_#1086;_#1090;_#1072;_#1085;_#1086;.jpg
Elagabalus. AR Denarius. Circa AD 220-221.1 viewsRome mint. () Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Bust laureate, draped right. Rx: LIBERTAS AVG Libertas standing left holding cap and scepter, star combined with globe in field right. BM 220. Cohen 92. RIC 107.

The star in field on Elagabalus' coins was certainly intended to represent the sun, specifically the emperor's sun god. The addition of a globe to the star on this and some other coins was probably meant to indicate this fact: this heavenly body had perceptible breadth and was not a mere point of light like an ordinary star .
Russel KFeb 09, 2020
Virtvs~1.jpg
Constantine I RIC VII Ticinum 1141 views3.0g 18 mm 307-337 AD
OBV :: CONST-ANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCIT. Standard with VOT XX inscribed in 2 lines. 2 bound captives sitting either side
EX :: PT ( Ticinum )
REF :: RIC VII Ticinum 114
from uncleaned lot 11/07
JohnnyFeb 08, 2020
Sear_Roman_TOC_1-5.pdf
SRCV Table of Contents.13 viewsSear's Roman Coins and their Values
Volumes I-V | Millennium Edition| Table of Contents (and ONLY the Table of Contents).
AnaximanderFeb 08, 2020
Segobriga.JPG
Caligula, AE provincial As, Segobriga3 viewsAE provincial As of Segobriga Calígula, 37 – 41 dC.

Obv: C CAESAR GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head left.
Rev: SEGO BRIGA, in two lines within oak wreath.
RPC 476

Diameter: 27mm.
Weight: 11g.
Jose PolancoFeb 08, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-eoVvXJb7v0WP.jpg
Trajan. AR Denarius. Circa AD 114-1174 viewsRome mint. IMP TRAIAN OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / COS VI P P S P Q R, Genius standing left, holding patera and corn ears. RIC 303. NGC XF.Russel KFeb 08, 2020
caria.jpg
CARIA, Knidos (3rd Century B.C.)15 viewsAR Tetrobol
Telesippos, Magistrate
O: Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane; quiver over shoulder.
R: NIIN/TEEI Ornate tripod lebes.
2.45g
14mm
Cf. SNG Copenhagen 275ff SNG Hel-192
4 commentsMatFeb 08, 2020
JUD_Alexander_Jannaeus_Group_R.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan) (103-76 B.C.E.)6 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 475; Hendin (5th ed.) 1146; Meshorer TJC Group R; Meshorer AJC Group G.

AE Prutah; beveled flan with legend on beveled side; .2.30 g., 14.24 mm., 0°

Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew legend in four lines within wreath:

YHWNT-
N KHN GD-
L W(HH)BR HY-
HWDYM

יהונת
ן כהן גד
ל וחבר הי
הודים

Yehonatan Kohen Gadol v’Hever h’Yehudim = Yehohanan [the] High Priest and the Council of the Jews
Rev.: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons.

Meshorer wrote of the cursive style on this type, "The letters appear is if they were written with pen and ink. They are schematic, elongated, oblique, and very small. Some are so minute as to be little more than points. Although small, the shapes of the letters are simple and quite legible. The inscription is mostly complete and contains no errors."
StkpFeb 08, 2020
Untitled~4.jpg
Constans RIC VIII Cyzicus 222 viewsAE 1.7g, 15mm 346-348 AD
OBV :: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; Laureate head right
REV :: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; 2 soldiers standing either side of single standard.
EX :: SMKE dot ( Cyzicus )
REF :: RIC VIII Cyzicus 22
from uncleaned lot 2010
JohnnyFeb 08, 2020
Augustus_-_Denar_RIC_I_207.jpg
001 - Augustus - Denarius3 viewsA) CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureated head right
R) C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius und Lucius waering toga, standing behind shields each holds a spear over them simpulum and lituus

Weight: 3,6g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: RIC I/ 207; Struck: 7-6 B.C.;
Mint: LUDUNUM
Gerhard MFeb 08, 2020
001_-_Augustus_-_Denar_-_Komet.jpg
001 - Augustus - Denarius7 viewsA) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Laureated head right
R) DIVVS IVLIVS
Comet with 6 beams, the tail shows upward

Weight: 3,3g; Ø:20mm; Reference: RIC I/37a
Struck: 19-18 B.C., Mint: CAESAR AVGVSTA (?)/HISPANIA ; almost VF

1 commentsGerhard MFeb 08, 2020
nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_23_39_3(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.39.03 (rev. only)0 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.12g, 27.24mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELLI CE - VH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP CTATI LONGINOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRO
Liberalitas, diademed, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in r. hand counting
board
Ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1779 var. (obv. with legend break CEVH - MAKRINOC)
b) Varbanov 3548 var. (= AMNG 1779)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.23.39.1 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.39.3
scarce, F, corroded

Although the coin is in a very bad condition, the crucial parts of the legend are clearly visible.
JochenFeb 08, 2020
V753.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC 75336 viewsÆ As, 8.02g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; S C in field; Victory stg. r. on prow, with wreath and palm
RIC 753 (R). BMC p. 163 †. BNC 734.
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, January 2020.

A rare variant of the common Victory on prow struck in 74. Missing from the BM's collection. This Victory type was a fairly popular generic design with the prow possibly lending a nautical theme, perhaps alluding to a successful ongoing Flavian naval policy. It was sparingly struck for this issue.

Well centred on good metal.
2 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 08, 2020
St_pierre-et-miquelon-1948.jpg
KM 12 viewsvrtsprbFeb 08, 2020
701_3417284_a_c.jpg
KM 23.11 viewsvrtsprbFeb 08, 2020
indochina-10centimes-1939.jpg
KM 21.x1 viewsvrtsprbFeb 08, 2020
1848-centime-Dupre-c.jpg
KM 754-bis1 viewsvrtsprbFeb 08, 2020
Constantin_RIC_64_Ant_-2.jpg
Constantin RIC 64 Ant.4 viewsFollis, 337-347
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS P T AVGG
Constantin veiled.
Rev: IVST VEN MEM - SMANA
Aequitas (Justitia?) dr., standing l., holding balance in r. hand.
15mm, 1.34g
klausklageFeb 07, 2020
RIMG0365-n.jpg
001 - Augustus - Denarius5 viewsA) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Bare head left
R) OB CIVIS / SERVATOS
Oak wearth

Weight:3,1g; Ø: 21mm; Reference: RIC I/40b; Struck: 19v.Chr.-18 B.C;
Mint: COLONIA CAESAR AUGUSTA(?) / HISPANIA

Gerhard MFeb 07, 2020
1878__IMG_0659a.jpg
countermarkmisc0065 viewsCountermark applied at Tripolis, Phoenica, Imperator Galba

Obv: No detail of original coin remaining. Countermark: (IMP)·GA in rectangular incuse
Rev: No original detail remaining.
24 mm, 5.10 gms

Howgego 591
Charles MFeb 07, 2020
Augustus_-_Aureus_-_IMP_X_ACT.jpg
001 - Augustus - Aureus11 viewsA) DIVI F AVGVSTVS
Bare head right
R) IMP X
In exergue: ACT
Apollo Citharoedus standing left, holding lyra and plectrum, wearing long drapea

Weight:7,86g; Ø: 19mm; Reference:: RIC I/170; Struck: 15-13 B.C.,Mint: LUGDUNUM;Condition: nearly very fine
The coin has an antique hole, which was filled in modern days
2 commentsGerhard MFeb 07, 2020
2076.jpg
countermarkmisc0051 viewsCountermark

Obv: No detail of original coin remaining. Countermark TAP (conjoined)
Rev: No original detail remaining.
25 mm, 5.96 gms

Not in Howgego.
Charles MFeb 07, 2020
2075.jpg
countermarkmisc0041 viewsCountermark applied at Ephesus

Obv: No detail of original coin remaining. Countermark of Artemis, the huntress right within a circle of dots; Ɛ-Φ across fields.
Rev: No original detail remaining.
26 mm, 6.75 gms

Howgego 231
Charles MFeb 07, 2020
2082.jpg
esbusspijk003_21 viewsElagabalus
Esbus

Obv: [AVTCMAVRAN]TONINVS.... Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [A V], [ε]CBOVC in exergue. Tyche standing left within tetrastyle temple, with central arch and flat roof to wings, right foot on small figure, resting on scepter in left hand and holding uncertain object in right hand.
22 mm, 8.99 gms

Spijkerman 3; Sofaer 4
Charles MFeb 07, 2020
2081.jpg
ric3042 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. III. COS. III. P. P., S.C. in exergue, Elagabalus laureate seated left in curule chair, holding globe and sceptre. star in left field.
32 mm, 20.57 gms

RIC 304
Charles MFeb 07, 2020
henry-vii-2a.jpg
S.2254 Henry VII11 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Profile issue
3rd period
Tentative issue
S. 2254
O: hЄnRIC+VII+DI+GRΛ+RЄX+AGI’+Z+F'+
R: POSVI DЄV Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV

The tentative groat, so called as the portrait of Henry is supposedly close to life, represents an important development in English coinage, the abandonment of the old medieval style facing bust in favor of more modern Renaissance-inspired portraiture.

Ex- DNW, M Lessen, Baldwins
3 commentsNapFeb 07, 2020
RPC2015.jpg
RPC-2015-Titus as Caesar35 viewsÆ Semis, 7.40g
Antioch mint, undated (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP PONT; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S • C in laurel wreath
RPC 2015 (12 spec.).
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, January 2020.

An undated issue of leaded bronze coins with Latin legends were struck at Antioch sometime between 76 and 78. They can be distinguished from an earlier Rome mint issue with similar designs by the local style and 12 o'clock die axis. Production of the series likely commenced soon after the Rome issue had run its course. This semis struck for Titus Caesar is one of the more common types.

Good style and nicely centred.
3 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 07, 2020
Northumbria_802.JPG
5 views*AlexFeb 06, 2020
22155.jpg
22155 SELEUKID KINGDOM/Elephant Serrated10 views22155/ SELEUKID KINGDOM/Elephant

Antiochos VI Dionysos
Seleukid Kingdom,
145-142BC, AE22 Serrated unit.
Obv: Radiate head of Antiochus right, wreathed with ivy.

Rev: BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOUS DIONUSOU, elephant walking left;
ΣTA over cornucopiae in right field.

CSE 248; SNG Spaer 1772; Hoover HGC 1043; Houghton SC 2006a; Sear 7081.
Blayne WFeb 06, 2020
22154.jpg
22154 Antoninus Pius/ Mt Argaeus3 views22154 Antoninus Pius/ Mt Argaeus
Antoninus Pius, AE22
Obv: AYT K ANTwNEINOC CEBACT,
laureate head right.
Rev: KAICAREWN T PR (ARGAIw) around, ET KB below,
Mount Argaios with a tall pyramidal top (baetyl?) on its summit.
Caesarea, Cappadocia
22mm 8.6g
cf Syd. 315-316; BMC 160 and SNG von Aulock 6428 (obv legend with CEBA only)
Coin listed on Wildwinds

Blayne WFeb 06, 2020
22153.jpg
22153 2 views22153 Trajan/ Mt Argaeus
Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE
Obv: AY KAI NEΡ TΡAINOC CEB ΓEΡ
Laureate head of Trajan right
Rev: EΠI OMO
Mt. Argaeus, wreath above
date ET Iς in exergue
Cappadocia, Caesarea.
16 mm 3.1g
Cf. RPC III 3132
Blayne WFeb 06, 2020
22152.jpg
22152 Julia Maesa/Mt Argaeus3 views22152 Julia Maesa/Mt Argaeus
Julia Maesa (Augusta, 218-224/5).
Obv: IOVΛIA MAICA CЄBACTH.
Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: MHTPOΠ KAICAPIA.
Agalma of Mt. Argaeus, with three statues, set upon altar inscribed ЄT B.
CAPPADOCIA. Caesarea.
27mm 11.6 g
Cf. Sydenham 529-30.
Blayne WFeb 06, 2020
22151.jpg
22151 Lucious Verus/Mt Argeus3 views22151 Lucius Verus/Mt. Argaeus
Obv: AVTOKRA OYHROC CEBACTOC,
laureate head right.
KAICAREWN T P ARGAIW,
Mount Argaeus with tall conical top.
Date ?TB below.
Cappadocia. 161–169 AD
23mm 7.9g
Sydenham 360; BMC 198-200
Ex Themis Auctions
Blayne WFeb 06, 2020
9021_41_73_1.jpg
Attica, Athens. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 454-404 BC.5 views(17.18g, 27mm, 5h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace / Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31.1 commentsRussel KFeb 05, 2020
810_-_841_EANRED_AE_Styca.JPG
810 - 841, EANRED, Anglo-Saxon king of Northumbria, AE Styca, Struck at York, England10 viewsObverse: + EANRED REX around small cross pattée. Cross pattée in legend.
Reverse: + FORDRED around small cross patoncé. Cross pattée in legend. Moneyer: Fordred.
Grey patina with slight silver sheen
Diameter: 12mm | Weight: 0.9gms | Die Axis: 12
SPINK: 862

Eanred's reign saw the first appearance of the styca, a new style of small coin which replaced the earlier sceat. The first stycas were of low silver content but later coins became effectively brass. Produced in York, large numbers have survived and several moneyers are named on the surviving coins, suggesting that they were minted in significant quantities. Higham estimates that hundreds of thousands of stycas were in circulation. The distribution of the coin finds suggests that their principal use was in external trade and that, apart from being used for the payment of taxes, coins were likely little used by the great majority of Northumbrians in their daily lives.

Eanred was king of Northumbria in the early ninth century.but very little is known for certain about him. Roger of Wendover, a 13th century English chronicler, states that Eanred reigned from 810 until 840, but the twelfth-century History of the Church of Durham records a reign of 33 years. Given the turbulence of Northumbrian history in this period, a reign of this length suggests a figure of some significance. Eanred was the son of King Eardwulf, who was deposed by an otherwise unknown Ælfwald in 806. According to the History of the Church of Durham, Ælfwald ruled for two years before Eanred succeeded. However Frankish sources claim that, after being expelled from England, Eardwulf was received by Charlemagne and then the pope, and that their envoys escorted him back to Northumbria and secured his restoration to power. The precise nature of the succession of Eanred is therefore unclear but all the sources agree that Eanred was eventually succeeded by his son, Æthelred.

The Kingdom of Northumbria was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now Northern England and South-east Scotland. The name derives from the Old English Norþan-hymbre meaning "the people or province north of the Humber", Northumbria started to consolidate into one kingdom in the early seventh century when the two earlier territories of Deira and Bernicia united. At its height, the kingdom extended from the Humber Estuary in the south to the Firth of Forth (now in Scotland) in the north.
Northumbria ceased to be an independent kingdom in the mid-tenth century.
1 comments*AlexFeb 05, 2020
841_-849_AETHELRED_II_AE_Styca.JPG
841 – 849, ÆTHELRED II, Anglo-Saxon king of Northumbria, AE Styca, Struck 841 – 844 at York, England11 viewsObverse: + EDILRED REX around large Greek cross, small Greek cross in legend.
Reverse: + EANRED around small Greek cross. Small Greek cross in legend. Moneyer: Eanred.
Issue: First Reign, Phase II, Group Cii
Diameter: 13mm | Weight: 0.9gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 865 | Pirie: 1374 (same dies)

The new styca coinage, small brass coins containing very little silver and much zinc, introduced in Eanred's reign, continued in Æthelred's. Large numbers of Æthelred's styca coins have been found, they too were minted in York by a number of different moneyers.

Æthelred II was king of Northumbria in the middle of the ninth century, but, as with his father, his dates are uncertain. Relatively little is known of Æthelred's reign from the surviving documentary record. He appears to have been expelled in favour of Rædwulf, whose reign is confirmed by the evidence of coinage. However, Rædwulf was killed that same year fighting against the Vikings and Æthelred was restored to power. Æthelred was assassinated a few years later, but no further details are known of his murder. Æthelred II was succeeded by Osberht.
N. J. Higham, reader of history at Manchester University and author of several books on the Anglo-Saxons dates Æthelred II's reign as from 840 until his death in 848, with an interruption in 844 when Rædwulf briefly usurped the throne. Barbara Yorke, Emeritus professor of Medieval history at the University of Winchester agrees, but dates his death slightly later to 848 or 849.

The Kingdom of Northumbria was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now Northern England and South-east Scotland. The name derives from the Old English Norþan-hymbre meaning "the people or province north of the Humber", Northumbria started to consolidate into one kingdom in the early seventh century when the two earlier territories of Deira and Bernicia united. At its height, the kingdom extended from the Humber Estuary in the south to the Firth of Forth (now in Scotland) in the north.
Northumbria ceased to be an independent kingdom in the mid-tenth century.
1 comments*AlexFeb 05, 2020
nikopolis_ant_pius_HrHJ(2018)_8_6_5_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 06. Antoninus Pius, HrHJ (2018) No. 8.06.05.- unpublished4 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 20, 4.46g, 20.1mm, 210°
struck under governor M. Antonius Zeno
obv. AVT AI ADRI ANTWNEINOC
Bare head r.
rev. HGE ZHNWNOC NEIKOPOLEI
Demeter, in long garment, unveiled, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on long
torch and holding in lowered r. hand poppy and grain ears
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. no Demeter listed for Antoninus Pius
obv. e.g. No. 8.6.30.1 (same die)
unpublished
extremely rare (unique?), VF, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenFeb 05, 2020
Faustina_2.jpg
Roman Faustina Jr Sestertius3 viewsDiva Faustina II Sestertius
176 AD

Obv.: DIVAE FAVSTIN AVG MATR CASTROR, veiled and dr. bust of Faustina Jr. r.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO S C, pyramidal crematorium of four storeys, with garlanded base, the door on second level, the apex surmounted by empress in biga.

RIC 748
TanitFeb 05, 2020
marcus1.jpg
Roman Marcus Aurelius Sestertius6 viewsMarcus Aurelius Sestertius
166 AD

Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX , Head of Marcus Aurelius, right, laureate.
Rev.: CONG AVG IIII TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III S-C , Both emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus seated left on curule chairs placed on platform; to left, Liberalitas holding abacus and cornucopia, distributing coins to citizen climbing steps before.

RIC III 946
TanitFeb 05, 2020
faustina_1~0.jpg
Roman Faustina Jr Sestertius3 viewsDiva Faustina II Sestertius
AD 176

Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, veiled and draped bust of Faustina Jr. r.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO S C , Faustina holding sceptre and with starry veil billowing out around hd. and shoulders, seated on the back of eagle soaring heavenwards to l.

RIC 1701
TanitFeb 05, 2020
2073__Numismatik_Naumann,_Auction_85,_lot_222.jpg
hhj8.26.07.078 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT·K·M·AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPΩ, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in lowered left hand, patera in right hand..
27 mm, 10.97 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.7.7

Acquired from Numismatik Naumann Auction 85, lot 222.
2 commentsCharles MFeb 05, 2020
james-iv-1a.jpg
S.5342 James IV12 viewsGroat of James IV, king of Scotland 1488-1513
Mint: Edinburgh
Light coinage
Series III
S. 5342
O: IACOBVS DEI GRA REX SCOTTORVM IIII
R: *SALVVM *FACPPL VVM*TV VM*DNW* *VILL A*EDE NBEO VRGE*

James IV went back to the older medieval style of groat. His silver coinage is relatively rare compared to a reasonably long reign, though the debased billon coinage is relatively common.

Ex- DNW, M Lessen, Glendining 18 Jun 1975 (lot 187)
2 commentsNapFeb 05, 2020
hiberno-norse-1.jpg
S.6187 Hiberno-Norse5 viewsHiberno-Norse penny ca. 1095-1100
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: unknown
Phase VI
S.6187

Very degraded example with the obverse in imitation of Aethelred II. The phase VI coins are from the time of Domnall mac Taidc.

Ex- DNW, Spine Auction 23 (lot 122), SN Lane, Seaby, Glendining 18-19 June 1957 (lot 500 [part]), RC Lockett
NapFeb 05, 2020
beornwulf-eadgar-1a.jpg
S.930 Beornwulf (Eadgar)7 viewsPenny of Beornwulf, king of Mercia 823-826
Moneyer: Eadgar
Mint: East Anglia, possible Ipswich
Group III
S. 930
N. 396
O: +DEORVVLF RE
R: EAD +.+ GAR

Another little known king of Mercia, Beornwulf was another in succession of short lived kings of Mercia following the death of Coenwulf. His defeat at the battle of Ellendun spelled the end of Mercian dominance over southern England. The minor kingdoms of Sussex and Essex switched their loyalty to Wessex, and East Anglia declared its independence. It was during the suppression of the East Angles that Beornwulf was killed in battle. The most dominant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the 8th century, by the end of the 9th century Mercia itself would be little more than a territory of Wessex

Ex- Spink 19007 (lot 34)
NapFeb 05, 2020
22099.jpg
22099 Constantius II/Campgate3 views22099 Constantius II/Campgate
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
laureate, draped, cuirassed left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star 0 door
SMH? in Exergue
Mint: Heraclea 18.6mm 2.4 g
RIC VII Heraclea 78 or 84

Blayne WFeb 04, 2020
22106.jpg
22106 Constantine I/Campgate2 views22106 Constantine I/Campgate
Obv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG
laureate, draped, globe and sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
6 levels, 3 turrets, 1 star 0 door
SMHB in Exergue Dot in Right field
Mint : Heraclea 18.6mm 2.3g
RIC VII Heraclea 28; Sear 16033
Blayne WFeb 04, 2020
22118a.jpg
22118 Crispus/Campgate3 views22118 Crispus/Campgate
Obv: CRISPVS-NOB CAES
laureate, draped, cuirassed right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star 0 doors
SMH Gamma in Exergue
Mint : Heraclea 18.7mm 2.8g
RIC VII Heraclea 75
R4
Blayne WFeb 04, 2020
2071__Zeus_Numismatics,_Prime_Auction_3,_lot_350.jpg
sardes004a4 viewsElagabalus
Sardes, Lydia

Obv: AY KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNƐINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ƐΠI T-Φ-Λ ΦΡONTΩNOC AΡ →CAΡΔIANΩN/B NƐΩKOP/ΩN; Triptolemos, naked but for chlamys, in running attitude right on a car drawn by two winged serpents, holding kalathos in left hand and scattering seed with right hand, two poppies in right field.
31 mm, 17.50 gms

Waddington 5265; SNG Paris 1287; Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger, Auction 423, Lot 153; Savoca Numismatik , 19th Silver Auction, Lot 208.

Acquired from Zeus Numismatics Prime Auction 3, lot 350.
1 commentsCharles MFeb 04, 2020
2067__Savoca_Coins,__28th_Blue_Auction,_lot_836_(1).jpg
perge004b1 viewsElagabalus
Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΠƐΡΓ-ΑΙΩΝ, Nike advancing left holding palm branch and wreath.
24 mm, 9.54 gms

RPC Online 6125

Acquired from Savoca Coins 28th Blue Auction, lot 836.
Charles MFeb 04, 2020
Philip_I_Horseback_RIC_IVc_26.jpg
Philip I Horseback RIC IVc 260 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus, Rome, 244 - 247 AD, 21mm, 3.2g, RIC IVc 26 
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Bust of Philip the Arab, radiate, cuirassed, left 
REV: ADVENTVS AVGG, Philip the Arab, on horseback, left, raising right hand and holding spear in left hand
SRukkeFeb 04, 2020
IMGP1346Art2_tdr_combo.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD2 viewsAR tdr., 14,11gr, 26, 76mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-strand diadem and 2 loops; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 8-13:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: BACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩN ΛPCΛK(OY) CYCPΓET(OY) (ΔIKAIOY) (...) (C)ΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC).
SchatzFeb 03, 2020
DSC_0004~0.JPG
PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates III (ca. 87-80 BC). AR drachm (19mm, 1h). 5 viewsPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates III (ca. 87-80 BC). AR drachm (19mm, 1h). NGC Choice XF. Ecbatana mint. Diademed bust of Mithradates III left, wearing tiara decorated with star / BAΣIΛEΩΣ-MEΓAΛOY-APΣAKOY-ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ-AYTOKPATOΣ-EΠΙΦANOΣ-ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, Archer (Arsaces I) seated right on throne, holding bow outward. Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I).1 commentsMark R1Feb 03, 2020
IMGP3693Art2tdrcombo~0.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD3 viewsBI tdr., 14,74gr, 26, 4mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 3-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) (BACIΛCΩN) (ΛPCΛKOY) (CYCPΓETOY) ΔIKAIOY CTOYC (C)ΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC.
SchatzFeb 03, 2020
IMGP3697Art2tdrcombo.jpg
Parthia -- Artabanos II, 10 - 38 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 14,54gr, 26mm; Sellwood 61.1var.; Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 2-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm BCT; exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) BACIΛC(ΩN) (A)PCAKO(Y) CYCPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAIOY (...)OYC(..) (CΠI)ΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC).
SchatzFeb 03, 2020
IMGP3691Von1tdrcombo~0.jpg
Parthia -- Vonones I., 8 - 12 AD1 viewsBI tdr., 13,81gr, 27,92mm; Sellwood 60.4, Shore 328, Sunrise 406;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border; traces of circular inscription on rim (BACIΛE.. on left, ..ΩNHC on right side);
rev.: winged goddess walking left w/diadem in left hand; below year ΓΚΤ (10 AD), month probably AΠEΛΛAIOV= November; 7-line legend: CΛCIΛ CACIΛE EVEIΓCTo ΔIKΛIo (the bottom line to be read from the inside) month ΠCIΛΛ EΠIΦΛN(reversed)OYC (ΦI)ΛHΛΛ(H)NO(C); signs of overstrike on rev.
SchatzFeb 03, 2020
IMGP0226Or3tdrcombo.jpg
Parthia -- Orodes III., 6 - 8 AD2 viewsBI tdr., 14,58gr, 27,25mm; Sellwood 59.1, Shore 327, Sunrise 405;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, lock on temple, mustache, long tapered beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 10h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, w/bow in right hand and spear or staff in left; 7-line legend: (B)ACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩ(N) APCAK(OY) CVCPΓCTOV (Δ)IKAIO(V) (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), (CΠI)ΦΛNOY(C) (ΦIΛCΛΛHNOΣ off flan); the year ZIT (5 AD) and the month off flan;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), # 306, (Baldwin’s), ex: The David Sellwood Collection
SchatzFeb 03, 2020
Vespasian_ric_939_vico.jpg
RIC 0939B10 views
Vespasian Denarius AR Denarius,
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 939 (R). BMC 203. RSC 129.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, fastened with belt round waist, standing l., holding spear slanting upwards l. in r. hand and trophy on l. shoulder in l. Corn-ear upright in ground r.
Ex: Jesus Vico Online auction 7 Lot 81 January 23, 2020
2 commentsorfewFeb 03, 2020
Titus_RIC_858.png
RIC 08585 viewsTitus as Caesar AR denarius 76 CE
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; head laureate right
Rev: COS V; Bull standing right
RIC 858 [VESP]
Purchased from Brian Bucklan Bargain bin ancients January 23, 2020
orfewFeb 03, 2020
Titus_RIC_3.png
RIC 00031 viewsTitus. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.25 gm; 6h).
Struck 79 AD June 24 - July 4
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate. head right.
Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres stg. l., holding grain ears with poppy and scepter.
RIC 3
Akropolis coins coin #289 purchased Jan 30 2020.
orfewFeb 03, 2020
Vespasian_ric_25.jpg
RIC 00251 viewsVespasian AR denarius 70 CE
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Laureate head right
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Neptune standing left foot on prow, with Dolphin and trident
RIC 25 (R) BMC 14, RSC 90
Purchased from Monetarium on Ma-Shops January 13, 2020
orfewFeb 03, 2020
2066__Savoca_Coins,__28th_Blue_Auction,_lot_836_(2).jpg
varb1787silver7 viewsElagabalus
AR
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦI/ΛIΠΠO/ΠOΛEITΩN/ NEΩKO/PΩN; legend in five lines within laurel wreath.
18 mm, 4.47 gms

Varbanov 1787 silver (not silvered)
1 commentsCharles MFeb 03, 2020
Allectus_Galley_RIC_Vb_55.jpg
Allectus Galley RIC Vb 551 viewsAllectus, Quinarius, London, 294 - 296 AD, 20mm, 2.29g, RIC Vb 55,
OBV: IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Galley sailing left, five oarsman.
SRukkeFeb 03, 2020
1418_P_Hadrian_RICIII_3092_eastern.jpg
3092 Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD Galley right Eastern Mint13 viewsReference
RIC III, 3092; Strack *55;Cohen 445

Bust A1

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III
Galley with five oarsmen to right; at stern, arched cabin under a curved aplustre.

3.11 gr
18 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 02, 2020
Crawford39Semuncia.jpg
Crawford 39/5, ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Reduction AE Semuncia8 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BCE.
AE Struck Semuncia (6.03g; 20mm).
Uncertain Italian Mint.

Obverse: Turreted, draped female bust right.

Reverse: Rider on horseback holding whip and galloping right; ROMA below.

Reference: Crawford 39/5; Sydenham 97 (R4); BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 136-138.

Provenance: Ex CB Collection (private purchase); SC Collection (bought from Richard Pearlman Dec 2015); Numismatic Fine Arts 17 (May 1976); Prof. Bonacini Collection [Rinaldi & Figlio FPL 1 (1942) Lot 4]; Sir Arthur Evans Collection [Ars Classica XVII (3 Oct 1934), Lot 1013]; Martini Collection [R. Ratto (24 Feb 1930) Lot 74].

This coin is part of a short-lived, semi-libral series, struck collateral to the standard prow types (Crawford 38) in 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ½ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. The Series 39 types appear quite propagandistic in the context of the Second Punic War. On the obverse of this coin, we have a female bust wearing a turreted crown, a device previously unseen on Roman coinage though frequently seen on eastern Greek coinage. The head may represent Roma, but more likely represents Cybele who protects people and cities during wartime. Cybele’s cult officially appeared in Rome circa 205-204 BCE. The reverse alludes to the cavalry’s importance in the war effort. The coin type would not be repeated in Roman bronze coinage; however a similar type AE Biunx (with horseman carrying spear rather than whip) was produced in Capua from 216-211 BCE, after the Capuans allied with Hannibal. While Crawford, relying on Rudy Thomsen’s analysis, attributes this series to the Rome mint, I believe the types and fabric of the coins are inconsistent with the contemporaneous, Crawford 38 prow types which are also attributed to Rome.
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 02, 2020
049_Septimius_Severus,_Emesa,_RIC_IV-I_373var_,_AR-Den,_IMP_CAEL__SEP_SEV_PERT_AVG_COS_II,_FELE_CIT_TEM_POR,_194-5,_AD_Q-001,_6h,_17-17,3mm,_2,85g-s.jpg
049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373var., Emesa (Antioch), AR-Denarius, FELECITAS TEMPOR(Sic!!!), Stalk of grain, Scarce! #135 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373var., Emesa (Antioch), AR-Denarius, FELECITAS TEMPOR(Sic!!!), Stalk of grain, Scarce! #1
avers: IMP CAEL•SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate bust right.
reverse: FELECITAS TEMPOR (Sic!!!, legends error or variation!), Stalk of grain between crossed cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-17,3mm, weight: 2,85g, axis: 6h,
mint: Emesa (Antioch), date: 194-95 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 373var., p-141, BMCRE 347, RSC 142b,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 02, 2020
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_1_27cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.27 cf. unpublished7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 25, 9.88g, 25.49mm, 210°
struck under govenor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AVT KAI L CEPT[I] - CEVHROC PER
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP OVINI.TERTVLLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR
Eagle with closed wings on palm branch stg. r., head with laurel wreath in beak turned
l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. not listed
cf. No. 8.14.1.27 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.9.12 (same die)
unpublished
rare, VF+, black green patina

Never seen an eagle on palm branch for Nikopolis!
1 commentsJochenFeb 02, 2020
LuciusAntonyCombined.jpg
Crawford 517/5, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, AR Denarius12 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marc Antony and M. Nerva, 41 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.69g; 20mm).
Ephesus mint.

Obverse: M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR· R·P·CM·NERVAPROQ·P; bare head of Marc Antony, facing right.

Reverse: L·ANTONIVS – COS; bare head of Lucius Antony, facing right.

References: Crawford 517/5a; HCRI 246; Sydenham 1185; BMCRR (East) 107; Antonia 48; Banti & Simonetti 3 (this coin illustrated)

Provenance: Ex Private Japanese Collection [Heritage 3081 (12 Jan 2020) Lot 30157]; Heritage 3030 (5 Jan 2014) Lot 23911; Stack's (14 Jun 1971) Lot 332; Valentine John Eustace Ryan (d. 1947) Collection [Glendining (2 Apr 1952) Lot 1932].

This coin was struck in Ephesus by Marc Antony and the pro quaestor M. Cocceius Nerva (ancestor of the Emperor Nerva) during the year of Lucius Antony’s consulship. Lucius Antony was Marc Antony’s younger brother and supporter. During Lucius’ time as consul, Octavian was in the process of allotting confiscated land throughout Italy to army veterans. In response to the unpopular policy, Lucius Antony conspired with Marc Antony’s wife, Fulvia, to defend cities and landowners against Octavian’s confiscations. Lucius and Fulvia expected Marc Antony’s Gallic colleagues to support their efforts, but such support never materialized. As a result, Octavian besieged them at Perusia, where they were hunkering-down, and they eventually capitulated. Octavian pardoned them, rather than risk incurring Marc Antony’s wrath. Lucius was made governor of Spain where he eventually died.

The portraiture of the brothers Antony on this coin are quite distinct, and likely veristic; Lucius being depicted with a bald pate and a more aquiline nose compared to his elder brother.

4 commentsCarausiusFeb 02, 2020
cassiusaplustrecombined.jpg
Crawford 505/2, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Cassius and M. Servilius, AR Denarius8 viewsRome, The Imperators.
C. Cassius and M. Servilius, Summer 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 19mm).
Military mint travelling with Brutus and Cassius (likely Sardis).

Obverse: C·CASSI·IMP; laureate head of Libertas, facing right.

Reverse: M·SERVILIVS - LEG; aplustre with branches terminating in flowers.

References: Crawford 505/2; HCRI 225; Sydenham 1312 (R7); BMCRR (East) 83; Cassia 21; Servilia 42.

Provenance: Stack's (17 Jan 2020) Lot 20084; Edward J. Waddell e-Sale (1990s) Lot 42; R. Ratto FPL IX (1933) Lot 1057; Valerio Traverso Collection [M. Baranowsky (25 Feb 1931), Lot 1270]; R. Ratto FPL (1927) Lot 625; Johann Horsky Collection [A. Hess (30 Apr 1917) Lot 2600].

This rare type comprised part of the final series of coins struck in the name of Cassius, lead conspirator against Julius Caesar, probably at Sardis in Summer, 42 BCE. It celebrates Cassius’ victory over the fleet of Rhodes in the waters off Kos. The aplustre, an ornamental stern of a Roman galley, is symbolic of Cassius’ naval victory, and the floriate branches (roses) may refer to Rhodes. Shortly after his victory over the Rhodians, Cassius met-up with his co-conspirator Brutus in Sardis, where this coin was likely struck. Within just a few months of producing this coin, Cassius’ troops were defeated by Antony at Philippi and he committed suicide on his own birthday, 3 October 42 BCE. Marcus Servilius struck this final coinage on behalf of Cassius. Servilius was tribune in 44 BCE and was respected by Cicero. After Caesar’s assassination, he served in the east as a Legate under both Cassius and Brutus, and he struck coins for both men. He was likely related to Brutus, whose mother’s name was Servilia. Legates were staff members of military commanders, on whose recommendation they were appointed by the Senate. Legates often served as deputies for their commanders, but practically exercised no independent authority. For example, a Legate had no independent authority to strike coinage, and did so based solely on the imperium of the commander for whom he served – thus we see the names of both the Legate and his commander on this coin.
2 commentsCarausiusFeb 02, 2020
Lucilla_Venus_RIC_III_1163.JPG
Lucilla Venus RIC III 11636 viewsLucilla, AE Sesterius, Rome, 22.2g, 30 mm, Rome, 164 - 169 AD, RIC 1763, Cohen 72, BMC 1167,
OBV: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right, hair in bun
REV: VENVS S-C, Venus standing left holding apple & scepter
wife of Lucius Varius
Scarce
1 commentsSRukkeFeb 02, 2020
tiberius_concordia.jpg
Tiberius Æ Sestertius.(33mm, 25.5gm) Rome, AD 35-36.3 viewsTiberius Æ Sestertius.(33mm, 25.5gm) Rome, AD 35-36. The Temple of Concordia: Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre, above altar within hexastyle façade set on podium; entrance flanked by statues of Hercules and Mercury; pediment decorated with statues of Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, and Victories in acroteria; wings of transverse cella with windows behind; pediments decorated with statues / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVII around large S•C. RIC 61; C. 69; BMC 116; BN 100. NGC graded Choice Fine. Stack's Jan NYINC, lot 22114.
Ancient AussieFeb 02, 2020
Augusto_As_CP.JPG
Augustus Provincial AE As, Colonia Patricia5 viewsAugustus, AE As, Colonia Patricia

Obv: PERM CAES AVG, bare bust left.
Rev: COLONIA PATRICIA, within oak wreath.
RPC I-129

Weight: 11,6g.
Diameter: 22mm.
Jose PolancoFeb 01, 2020
1417_P_Hadrian_RPC3146.jpg
3146 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 117-18 AD Wreath3 viewsReference.
RPC III 3146; Syd. 285 ; Marthaler 66

Issue Year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΑΙϹ/ Τ ΠΡ Τ/ ΑΡΓΑΙⲰ / ΕΤ Β
Wreath

4.64 gr
22 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 01, 2020
GI_089c_img.jpg
089 - Philip 'sestertius' - Viminacium, Moesia Superior, year XI7 viewsObv:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & curiassed bust right
Rev:- P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing left between bull & lion, AN XI in exergue.
Struck at Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Year 11 (July A.D. 249 - August A.D. 249)
References:- Pick 106 - Martin 2.18.1 - Varbanov - (Verg. 160)

13.96g. 27.40 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
Justin_1a_img.jpg
Justin I, AE Pentanummium1 viewsAE Pentanummium
Obv:- DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- Delta (officina letter) to left, Epsilon (value mark) to right
Minted in Constantinople? A.D. 512-518

1.66g. 14.01 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
RI_188f_img.jpg
188 - Arcadius - RIC IX Antioch 1362 viewsAE4
Obv:– DN ARCADIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and curassed bust right
Rev:– CONCOR-DIA AVGGG, cross
Minted in Antioch (ANTA). A.D. 404-406
Reference(s) – RIC X 136 (Rated S)

0.86g. 10.27 mm. 0 degrees.
maridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
RI_188g_img.jpg
188 - Arcadius - RIC IX Antioch 70a2 viewsAE4
Obv:– DN ARCADIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and curassed bust right
Rev:– SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive; Christogram in left field
Minted in Antioch (ANTΓ in exe).
RIC IX Antioch 70a

1.19 gms. 13.96 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
DSC_0001~0.JPG
Aegina. Ca. 525-480 BC. AR stater (20mm)12 viewsSARONIC ISLANDS. Aegina. Ca. 525-480 BC. AR stater (20mm). NGC Choice Fine. Sea turtle, viewed from above, head turned sideways, with thin collar and row of five dots down center of shell / Large "skew pattern" incuse with five sunken compartments. HGC 6, 433. Meadows Group IIc.3 commentsMark R1Feb 01, 2020
nabesil.jpg
Rabbel II, with Gamilat (70 - 106 A.D.)11 viewsNabataean Kingdom
AR Drachm
O:  Laureate and draped bust of Rabbel II right; date in legend
R: Veiled and draped bust of Gamilat right
Petra mint
3.07g
16mm
Meshorer, Nabataea 147–61; DCA 985
3 commentsMatFeb 01, 2020
RI_146dy_img.jpg
146 - Maximianus - Follis - RIC VI Serdica 15b 4 viewsFollis
Obv:– D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate bust right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
Rev:– PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch upward in right hand, vertical sceptre in left
Minted in Serdica (S | A | F // •SM•SD•). A.D. 305-306
Reference:- RIC VI Serdica 15b

8.40 gms. 29.19 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
RI_141cw_img.jpg
141 - Maximianus Herculius - RIC VI Trier 171a 5 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right; H beneath
Rev:– GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Trier (B - G // TR). c. A.D. 296-297
Reference(s) – RIC VI Trier 171a (Rated S citing Paris)

9.15 gms. 26.71 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
RI_087ao_img.jpg
087 - Gordian III, Antoninianus - RIC 2004 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev:– ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma, helmeted and seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear
Minted in Antioch

4.16 gms. 23.25 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 01, 2020
Domitian_ric_597_Heritage~0.jpg
Roman Empire, Domitian RIC 597 8 viewsDomitian, as Augustus (AD 81-96). AR denarius
(19mm, 3.54 gm, 6h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5.
Rome, 3rd issue, AD 88.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head of Domitian left
Rev: COS XIIII-LVD SAEC / FEC, herald advancing left, wearing feathered cap, wand outward in right hand, round shield in left.
RIC II.1 597 (This coin). Extremely rare with left facing portrait.
Ex: Harlan Berk Vcoins 2005 cc50283.
2020 January 26 Ancient Coin Selections from the Morris Collection, Part III World Coins Monthly Online Auction #61151 Lot #97225.

Carradice, I. A. & Buttrey, T. V. (2007) Roman Imperial Coinage. Description of this coin on page 306. This coin pictured in plate number 128.
2 commentsorfewFeb 01, 2020
V1578.jpg
09f Domitian as Caesar RIC 157834 viewsÆ As, 4.57g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in laurel wreath
RIC 1578 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. RPC 2003 (0 Spec.).
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, January 2020.

An extremely rare orichalcum As struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian in 74 AD. Traditionally the issue has been attributed to various Eastern mints, however, recent scholarship has shown that it was produced in Rome. Style, die axis, metal, and circulation pattern all point to a Western coinage, despite the 'Eastern' flavour of the reverse designs. T. Buttrey in the RIC II.1 Addenda wrote: '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'. This particular As featuring a right facing portrait is rarer than the much more common left facing portrait. Missing from both the BM and Paris collections.

Beautiful patina and fine style.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJan 31, 2020
GI_122i_img.jpg
122 - Claudius II Gothicus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Eagle, Milne 42021 viewsObv:– AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eagle standing right, looking left, holding wreath in beak
Minted in Alexandria, L - G (year 3). A.D. 270/271
Reference:– Milne 4287, Dattari 5413. Emmett 3878 (Year 1 - R1). Curtis 1695

9.08 gms. 21.69 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 31, 2020
GI_122f_img.jpg
122 - Claudius II Gothicus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Eagle, Milne ????1 viewsObv:– AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm
Minted in Alexandria, L - B (year 2). A.D. 269/270
Reference:– Milne ? Cannot find matching placement, Dattari 5401. Emmett 3889 (Year 2 - R2). Curtis - (no match for letter placing)

10.82 gms. 22.32 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 31, 2020
Tiberio_Livia.JPG
Tiberius, AE As, Livia on Throne, Rome, 15-16 AD1 viewsTiberius, AE As, Rome, 15-16 AD.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VII, bare head left.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XVII S C, Livia seated right holding patera & scepter.
RIC I 34

Diameter: 26mm
Weight: 10.2g
Jose PolancoJan 31, 2020
2064.jpg
hypaepa002a0 viewsElagabalus
Hypaepa, Lydia

Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚAI MΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΥΠΑΙΠΗΝΩΝ; Tyche standing facing, head left wearing kalanthos, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left.
25 mm, 5.45 gms

RPC Online---; BMC---; Zeitschrift für Numismatik, volume 12 (1885), Löbbecke page 377, 2; also found on Wildwinds.
Charles MJan 31, 2020
RI_077bg_img.jpg
077 - Severus Alexander - Denarius, RIC -4 views
Severus Alexander Denarius
Obv:- IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- SALVS PVBLICA, Salus seated, feeding serpent rising from altar
Minted in Antioch
References - RIC -. BMCRE -. RSC -.
3.11 g. 20.11 mm. 0 degrees.

Attributed to Antioch rather than Rome based on the style and lettering. The As also lack the horizontal bars. RIC 178 has the correct description for this coin, but it is from Rome. RIC 298 is Antioch but has the shorter obverse legend IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG and a star in the left field on the reverse.
maridvnvmJan 31, 2020
lucillacd2.jpg
Lucilla, CLASHED DIE2 viewslUCILLA (wife of Lucius Verus) Struck 164 - 169 C.E.
Obverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB. Draped bust right.
Reverse - PIETAS. Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left. SC in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows an inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
NORMAN KJan 31, 2020
aa.jpg
THRACE. Byzantium. Ca. late 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (35mm, 11h).6 viewsTHRACE. Byzantium. Ca. late 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (35mm, 11h). NGC VF. Name and types of Lysimachus of Thrace. Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, wearing horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning royal name, left arm leaning on large grounded shield, transverse spear in background; MT monogram in inner left field, BY under seat, filleted trident left below ground line. Müller 168.
1 commentsMark R1Jan 31, 2020
lead_coin_strike.jpg
BCC L16x7 viewsCaesarea Maritima
Lead Planchet with obverse strike
2nd - 3rd cent CE?
Obv: Laureate bust right, remnants of inscription
Rev: Blank
30x33mm. 18.79gm.
Surface find, 1972
1 commentsv-dromeJan 31, 2020
1416Hadrian_RICIII979.jpg
0979 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 128-29 AD Fortuna14 viewsReference.
Strack 628; RIC II, 969; C 727; RIC III, 979; Banti 396

Bust C2

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, draped bust, seen from side

Rev. COS III, FORT RED in exergue. S-C across fields.
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder.

28.50 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
Hadrian’s famous “Travel Series” of coins can be stretched to include issues that celebrate the “Fortunate return” (FORTVNA REDVX) from one of his many imperial journeys, as with this sestertius.
2 commentsokidokiJan 31, 2020
Clodius.jpeg
P. Clodius M.F. Turrinus1 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Republic

P. Clodius M.F. Turrinus

Rome mint. 42 BC.
Good fine, banker's mark
20.0 mm / 3.57 g / 270°

Obverse: LH of Apollo right, lyre behind.
Reverse: "P CLODIVS" right, "M F" on left. Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand.

Ex HNE (2016)

Syd 1117. Cr 494/23. RSC Claudia 15. Sear 492. 42 BC.

MyID: 034B
TenthGenJan 31, 2020
Cn_Lentulus_Clodianus.jpeg
Cn. Lentulus Clodianus1 viewsSilver Quinarius
Roman Republic

Cn. Lentulus Clodianus

Rome mint. 88 BC.
Graffiti on obverse, 2 bankers marks on reverse.
15.0 mm / 1.76 g / 180°

Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter right.
Reverse: "CN*LENT", Victory standing right, crowning trophy.

Ex Barry & Darling (2017)

Crawford 345/2, Syd 703. Cornelia 51.

MyID: 044A
TenthGenJan 31, 2020
L_Procilius.jpeg
L. Procilius2 viewsSilver Denarius Serratus
Roman Republic

L. Procilius

Rome mint. 80 BC.
Toned
3.20 g / 18 mm / 90°

Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, SC behind.
Reverse: Juno Sospita in biga right, holding shield and hurling spear, snake below. "L PROCILI F" in ex.

Ex AGB "S-307" (2019)

Procilia-2. Cr379/2. Syd 772.

MyID: 053A
TenthGenJan 31, 2020
Caesar_Aeneas.jpeg
Julius Caesar2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Julius Caesar

Africa Mint. 47-46 BC.
Fine, banker's marks. A bit grainy.
18.5 mm / 3.24 g / 180°

Obverse: Diademed head of Venus right.
Reverse: "CAESAR", Aeneas advancing left, carrying Anchises and Palladium.

Ex Forvm Members Auction 2016

Crawford 458/1, Syd 1013. RSC 12.

MyID: 036A
TenthGenJan 31, 2020
L_Mussidius_Longus.jpeg
L. Mussidius Longus3 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Republic

L. Mussidius Longus

Rome mint. 42 BC.
Good fine, banker's marks. Light golden toning.
20.0 mm / 3.33 g / 90°

Obverse: Diademed, veiled bust of Concordia right, "CONCORDIA".
Reverse: "L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS", Two clasped hands holding caduceus.

Ex Forvm Members Auction 2016

Mussidia 5. Sear 493. Crawford 494/41.

MyID: 035A
TenthGenJan 31, 2020
aethelstan-abba-1.jpg
S.1093 Æthelstan (Abba)9 viewsPenny of Æthelstan, king of Wessex, 924-939
Moneyer: Abba
Mint: Chester
S. 1093
O: ÆÐELSTAN RE TO BR LE
R: +ABBA MOIN LEGECF

A historically important coin, this piece proclaims Aethelstan king of all Britain, a claim that could only be made after the conquest of Viking York. As such, this made Aethelstan the first king of England.

Ex- Heritage 3082 (lot 33949), CNG 103 (lot 1165)
2 commentsNapJan 31, 2020
GI_122h_img.jpg
122 - Claudius II Gothicus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Eagle, Milne 42022 viewsObv:– AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eagle standing right, looking left, holding wreath in beak
Minted in Alexandria, LA in right field (year 1). A.D. 268/269
Reference:– Milne 4202, Dattari 5414. Emmett 3878 (Year 1 - R1). Curtis 1675

9.43 gms. 21.18 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 30, 2020
1495.jpg
PROBUS RIC 925 9th officina another specimen13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: EΔ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.42g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
MINT: Antiochia
REFERENCE: RIC V.2 925
COLLECTION NO. 1495

Provenance: Jesus Vico Room Auction no. 147 lot 134 (group lot) = Ex Giovanni Dattari collection
2 commentsBarnaba6Jan 30, 2020
1496.jpg
PROBUS EMMISSION 1 OFFICINA 2 TEMP RIC 928 4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP•
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ᴗ//KA
WEIGHT 4.07g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
MINT: Tripolis
RIC 928
EMMISSION: 1 (276 A.D.)
OFFICINA: 2
COLLECTION NO. 1496

Provenance: Jesus Vico Room Auction no. 147 lot 134 (group lot) = Ex Giovanni Dattari collection
Barnaba6Jan 30, 2020
GI_125e_img.jpg
125 - Aurelian, Billon Tetradrachm - Milne 43014 viewsObv:– A K Λ ∆OM AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right (seen from the front)
Rev– Eagle standing right, wreath in beak, palm frond behind
Minted in Egypt, Alexandria. L - A (year 1) across fields; Year 1 of Aurelian, 270 A.D.
Reference:– Milne 4301. Curtis 1734 (noted as a rare variety), BMC Alexandria 2367

8.67 gms. 20.36 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 30, 2020
1416_P_Hadrian_RPC633.jpg
633 MACEDONIA Koinon of Macedonia Hadrian 129-38 AD Winged thunderbolt5 viewsReference
RPC III, 633; AMNG —, Varbanov 3030-1

Obv. AΔRIANOC KAICAP
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, right.

Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN
Winged thunderbolt.

14.47 gr
27 mm
5h
2 commentsokidokiJan 30, 2020
1409Hadrian_RIC2318_fouree.jpg
Fouree 2318 Hadrian Denarius Roma 130-38 AD Modius3 viewsReference.
RIC II, 230; C.172; Strack 227, 228; RIC III, 2318

Bust A1+

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVG COS III P P
Bare head

Rev. ANNONA AVG
Modius with grain-ears and poppy.

2.68 gr
17 mm
6h
okidokiJan 30, 2020
Augustus_Half_Dup.jpg
Augustus and Agrippa8 viewsBronze cut half dupondius (As)
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Augustus and Agrippa.

Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul. 16-15 BC.
Dark patina, light marks and earthen deposits. aVF.
5.860 g / 25.6 mm / 0°

Obverse: Head of Augustus right, "IMP DIVI F". (Agrippa cut away)
Reverse: "COL NEM", Crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath above, two palm fronds below. (Partially cut away)

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2019 (#88233)

cf. RIC I 155, RPC I 523, SNG Cop 698, Cohen I 7, SRCV I 1729

MyID: 054A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsTenthGenJan 30, 2020
Cn__Cornelius_Lentulus.jpg
Cn. Cornelius Lentulus3 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Republic

Cn. Cornelius Lentulus

Rome mint. 88 BC.
Fine, well centered on tight flan. Toned. Light marks.
3.691 g / 17.8 mm / 270°

Obverse: Bust of Mars right in Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Victory in biga right, wreath in right hand, reins in left. "CN LENTVL" in exergue.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2019 (RR88013 ; 2DL109)
Ex Roma Numismatics.

Crawford 345/1, Sydenham 702, RSC I Cornelia 50, BMCRR I Rome 2440, Russo RBW 1312, SRCV I 254

MyID: 067B

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
TenthGenJan 30, 2020
Janus.jpg
Janus, Bronze As3 viewsBronze As
Roman Republic

Unofficial? mint. c 157-145 BC.
Fair, Dark patina, red encrustations, porosity
18.37 g / 31.7 mm / 90°

Obverse: Laureate head of bearded Janus. "I" mark of value above.
Reverse: "ROMA" below war galley prow. "I" mark of value right.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2019 (RR88013 ; 2DL109 tag)

cf. RBW Collection 848, Crawford 197 - 198B/b1, Sydenham -. 157-145 BC. Unofficial mint?

MyID: 067A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
TenthGenJan 30, 2020
L__Appuleius_Saturninus.jpg
L. Appuleius Saturninus2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Republic

L. Appuleius Saturninus

Rome mint. 104 BC.
Fine. Toned. Banker's marks. Porosity. Edge Crack.
18.5 mm / 3.322 g / 180°

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma left.
Reverse: "L SATVRN", Saturn in a quadriga galloping right. "K" below.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2017 (RR86461-893)

SRCV I 193. Crawford 317/3b. Sydenham 578a. RSC I Appuleia 1.

MyID: 048A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
TenthGenJan 30, 2020
V1574.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC-157434 viewsÆ Semis, 3.31g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T•CAES•IMP•TR•POT; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANTIOCHIA; Bust of city-goddess, r.
RIC 1574 (C). BMC -. BNC -. RPC 1997 (10 spec.).
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, January 2020.

Traditionally, the issue this rather interesting semis 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 citations in RPC II are drawn almost entirely from Western collections, and total: Western - 108, Eastern - 4.

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 (while admitting that they are not Eastern, see on the semis the bust of the city-goddess accompanied by the Latin legend ANTIOCHIA, in imitation of the type actually struck there with the Greek legend ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ – SNG Cop Antioch 99-103, 112, etc. ).
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 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.'

I think it quite extraordinary that the Rome mint would produce a coin blatantly featuring a provincial city-goddess that was intended for circulation in the West. Vespasian's fondness for the region that elevated him to the purple must have been strong indeed! The heavy use of dots in the obverse legend is a curiosity as well.

Good style and well centred.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJan 30, 2020
Vlasto_233~0.jpg
Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #23312 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Nomos

20.5mm, 7.21 g, 4h
Taras, nude, riding dolphin left, holding akrostolion; below, fish left / Taras, as Oikistes, seated left, holding strigil with lekythos and distaff downward, at which cat, to left, jumps. Fischer-Bossert Group 17, 255h (V120/R191) = Vlasto 233 = Walcher von Molthein 115 (this coin); Vlasto, Taras, Type 47B; HN Italy 844; Jameson 104 (same dies). Old cabinet tone, scattered marks. Near VF. Very rare, only 13 noted by Fischer-Bossert, no additional pieces in CoinArchives.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michael Pandely Vlasto Collection; Léopold Walcher de Molthein Collection (Cahn 9, 25 February 1901), lot 2598.
1 commentsLeoJan 30, 2020
Vlasto_475~0.jpg
Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #4757 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 385-380 BC. AR Nomos

22mm, 7.88 g, 12h
Nude youth on horse leaping right; A to lower left, P to lower right / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; X below, Ω above tail. Fischer-Bossert Group 31c, 471b (V199/R356) = Vlasto 475 = M.P. Vlasto, “Monnaies rares ou inédites de Tarente de ma collection” in RBN 1899, p. 150, 7 and pl. VI, 7 (this coin); HN Italy 880; Winterthur 225 (same dies). Old collection tone, minor flan flaws, small die break on reverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection, 475.
LeoJan 30, 2020
CÁC_II__20_01_1_1_-g1_01_-17_,_Anonymous_III__(Béla_III_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1172-1196_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-138,_CNH_I_-117,_U-097,Q-001,_10h,_11,2-11,4mm,_0,17g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.01.1.1./g1.01./17., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-138, CNH I.-117, U-097, Rare! #0155 viewsCÁC II. 20.01.1.1./g1.01./17., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-138, CNH I.-117, U-097, Rare! #01
avers: Cross with double arches at the ends, (U's and crosses in the angles, a border of dots.
reverse: Imitation of kufic legend, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2-11,4 mm, weight: 0,17g, axis:10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-138, CNH I.-117, Unger-097,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.01.1.1./g1.01./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_809.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos11 views21mm, 6.51 g, 4h

Reduced standard. Nude youth dismounting from horse rearing left; EY to right, ZΩΠY below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos and filleted palm frond, riding dolphin left; ΘI to left; to right, crested Corinthian helmet left. Vlasto 809 = Walcher de Molthein 114 (same obv. die); HN Italy –. Old cabinet tone, die break on obverse. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 36.
1 commentsLeoJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_233.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Nomos11 views20.5mm, 7.21 g, 4h
Taras, nude, riding dolphin left, holding akrostolion; below, fish left / Taras, as Oikistes, seated left, holding strigil with lekythos and distaff downward, at which cat, to left, jumps. Fischer-Bossert Group 17, 255h (V120/R191) = Vlasto 233 = Walcher von Molthein 115 (this coin); Vlasto, Taras, Type 47B; HN Italy 844; Jameson 104 (same dies). Old cabinet tone, scattered marks. Near VF. Very rare, only 13 noted by Fischer-Bossert, no additional pieces in CoinArchives.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michael Pandely Vlasto Collection; Léopold Walcher de Molthein Collection (Cahn 9, 25 February 1901), lot 2598.
1 commentsLeoJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_315.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Nomos8 views21.5mm, 7.73 g, 6h
Taras, nude, extending hand and holding spear, riding dolphin right / Nude youth, holding shield, riding horse left. Fischer-Bossert Group 20, 296 (V133/R228); Vlasto 315 (same dies); HN Italy 847. Old collection tone, with a deep blue iridescence around the devices, light porosity, edge marks from prior bezel. VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
LeoJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_394.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 350-345 BC. AR Nomos12 views22mm, 7.85 g, 5h
Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding shield, on horse galloping left / Phalanthos, nude, holding dart and trident, riding dolphin right; ΦI below. Fischer-Bossert Group 44, 639 var. (V248/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 394 (same obv. die); HN Italy 870. Deep old iridescent tone, struck with worn obverse die. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
1 commentsLeoJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_475.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 385-380 BC. AR Nomos9 views22mm, 7.88 g, 12h
Nude youth on horse leaping right; A to lower left, P to lower right / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; X below, Ω above tail. Fischer-Bossert Group 31c, 471b (V199/R356) = Vlasto 475 = M.P. Vlasto, “Monnaies rares ou inédites de Tarente de ma collection” in RBN 1899, p. 150, 7 and pl. VI, 7 (this coin); HN Italy 880; Winterthur 225 (same dies). Old collection tone, minor flan flaws, small die break on reverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection, 475.
1 commentsLeoJan 29, 2020
Vlasto_759.jpg
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos14 views20.5mm, 6.46 g, 2h
Reduced standard. Nude youth, crowing horse he rides right; to left, crowing Nike above ΣI; ΘE below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos and trident, riding dolphin left; ΛY to right. Vlasto 759; HN Italy 1009. Toned, deposits, cleaning scratches in fields on obverse. EF. Very rare, only the Vlasto example in CoinArchives.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
2 commentsLeoJan 29, 2020
176_1.jpg
Epeiros Ambrakia Stater circa 360-338 BC 21.5 mm 8.54g 1h Pegasi 98/36 viewsPegasos standing right,below Bellerophon squatting right,examining hoof of Pegasos/Helmeted head of Athena right,A to left.
Ravel colts 147 {A61/P95} very rare
From the Mathew Curtis collection.
1 commentsGrant HJan 29, 2020
91_1.jpg
Sicily Syracuse AR Tetradrachm circa 478-475 BC 23mm 16.92g 8 h Boehringer 11714 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning horses/Head of Arethusa right wearing tainia,four dolphins around.
ex Weise collection
2 commentsGrant HJan 29, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-qs0hKaCMHXU0n.jpg
Crusader Imitation of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il. AR dirham. Circa 1243 - 1244.1 views
Bates Type VI.
Russel KJan 29, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-PRggkGX99j7rp.jpg
Crusader Imitation of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il. AR dirham. Circa 1249 - 1251.1 viewsBates Type I.B.var.Russel KJan 29, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-o2iwMrRgu9vGB.jpg
Crusader Imitation of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il. AR dirham. Circa 1249 - 1251.0 viewsBates Type I.B.2.Russel KJan 29, 2020
1414Hadrian_RICIII1136.jpg
1136 Hadrian Denarius Roma 129-30 AD Tranquillitas standing10 viewsReference.
RIC II, 222; RSC 1440b; Strack 353; RIC III, 1136

Bust D2+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bare head, draped and cuirassed bust, viewed from back

Rev. TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III P P.
Tranquillitas standing left, holding sceptre, resting left elbow on column.

3.19 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiJan 29, 2020
AR_Dirham22.jpg
Crusader Imitation of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il. AR dirham. Dated 644AH.1 viewsBates Type I.D.1
Russel KJan 29, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-qqaatcJ1oHD0kh.jpg
Imitation Dirhams. Mid to late 13th century. AR Dirham. Dated 1244.1 viewsUncertain mint in Levant. (18mm, 2.52 g.) Copying a Damascus mint issue in the name of the Ayyubid al-Salih Isma’il and the ‘Abbasid caliph al-Mustansir. (in Arabic), though possibly struck later. Legend in blundered Arabic citing al-Salih Isma’il; [mint formula] and partial date in outer margin / Legend in blundered Arabic citing al-Mustansir; partial pseudo-mint formula and date in outer margin. Bates Type 2 and 1 ; Metcalf, Crusades 238-9;Russel KJan 29, 2020
Domitian_ric_597_Heritage.jpg
RIC 059757 viewsDomitian, as Augustus (AD 81-96). AR denarius
(19mm, 3.54 gm, 6h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5.
Rome, 3rd issue, AD 88.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head of Domitian left
Rev: COS XIIII-LVD SAEC / FEC, herald advancing left, wearing feathered cap, wand outward in right hand, round shield in left.
RIC II.1 597 (This coin). Extremely rare with left facing portrait.
2020 January 26 Ancient Coin Selections from the Morris Collection, Part III World Coins Monthly Online Auction #61151 Lot #97225.

5 commentsorfewJan 29, 2020
JUD_John_Hyrcanus_I_Group_F.jpg
Judaea. John Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan) (135-104 B.C.E.)6 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 456; Hendin (5th ed.) 1133; Meshorer TJC Group G No. --.

AE Prutah; .66 g., 11.45 mm., 0°

Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew legend in four lines within wreath:

YHW(HH)N[N]
HKHN HG[D]-
L W(HH)BR HY-
HWDYM

יהוחנן
הכהן הגד
ל וחבר הי
הודים

Yehochanan h’Kohen h’Gadol v’Hever h’Yehudim = Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews.

Rev.: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons.
2 commentsStkpJan 29, 2020
Lycia,_Mithrapata.png
DYNASTS OF LYKIA, MITARAPATA, AR Diobol4 viewsOBV: Facing lion's scalp
REV: Triskeles, Lycian script around; all within incuse square (possible arrow in field)
Struck at Lycia, 425 BC - 360 BC
1.25g; 14mm
Müseler VI, 86-90 var
1 commentsLegatusJan 28, 2020
Commodus_Salus_Bacchus.jpg
Commodus10 viewsSestertius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Commodus

Rome mint, 177-192 AD.
23.36 g / 29 mm / 180°

Obverse: "M COMMODVS ANTON AVG…" LH Right.
Reverse: "...MT…" "S-C". Salus seated left on ornamented throne holding patera to snake with tree and column supporting figure of Bacchus.

RIC 439 vs 450 vs other?

MyID: 065B
1 commentsTenthGenJan 28, 2020
Antoninus_Temple.jpg
Antoninus Pius2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Antoninus Pius

Rome mint, 158-159 AD.
2.43 g / 17.5 mm / 180°

Obverse: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII", Laureate head right.
Reverse: "AED DIVI AVG REST" "COS IIII" below, octostyle temple of Divus Augustus and Livia with statues inside. (Rev text looks more like ADE)

RIC 284.

MyID: 065D
TenthGenJan 28, 2020
Hadrian_Roma.jpg
Hadrian 2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Hadrian

Rome mint, ~136 A.D.
2.70 g / 18.0 mm / 180°

Obverse: "HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP" BH Right. (Text mostly legible)
Reverse: "[ROMAE AE]TERNAE". Roma seated left on chair, holding palladium and spear. Behind chair, a shield.

RIC 265. Sear 3537.

MyID: 065C
TenthGenJan 28, 2020
s7.jpg
1977D MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 17 views

OBV Small neat letters Monogram Sear 57

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.26mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.
3 commentsSimonJan 28, 2020
Lesbos_Diobol.jpg
The Island of Lesbos27 viewsCity of Mytilene - Apollo and Aphrodite

Obv: laureate head of Apollo facing r.
Rev: head of Aphrodite facing r., circular earing, hair rolled, coiled snake r. (control symbol) in the lower r., MY (off flan).
Denomination: silver diobol; Mint: Mytilene; Date: 400 - 350 BC; Weight: 1.292g; Diameter: 12.4mm; Die axis: 0º; References, for example: BMC Troas, p. 185, 8 - 14 var., coiled snake control symbol not listed; SNG Cop vol. 21, 368 var., amphora control symbol; SNGvA vol. 5, 1744 var. stars for control symbol; SNGvA vol. 16, 7749 and 7750 var., amphora and cicada for control symbol; SNG Ashmolean 1544 var., cicada for control symbol.
Also see Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 460 January 29, 2020, Lot 238 for an example with coiled snake control symbol and intact legend.

Provenance: Ex Forum Ancient Coin January 22, 2020, from the Maxwell Hunt Collection.

Photo Credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BMC Troas: Wroth, Warwick. A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum. Greek Coins of Troas, Aeolis, and Lesbos. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1894.
SNG Ashmolean: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Vol. V, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Part IX Bosporus - Aeolis. The British Museum Press, 2007.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Aeolis - Lesbos, Vol. 21. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1945.
SNGvA: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Deutschland, Sammlung v. Aulock. 5 Heft. Troas - Aeolis - Lesbos: Nr. 1439 - 1767. Berlin: Verlag Gebr. Mann, 1959.
SNGvA: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Deutschland, Sammlung v. Aulock. Nachträge II. 16 Heft. Mysien - Troas - Aeolis - Lesbos: Nr. 7191 - 7758. Berlin, Verlag Gebr. Mann, 1967.
3 commentsTracy AielloJan 28, 2020
Meta~0.jpg
Lucania, Metapontom stater34 viewsHead of Demeter right hair bound with fillet, wearing earring. Punch mark on ear.

METAΠON (retrograde) Ear of barely with leaf to right; on which palmette.

circa 400-340

6.09g

Noe 485b. Jameson 287. SNG Lloyd 365. SNG ANS 367. Historia Numorum Italy 1540.

An extremely rare variety, only two specimens cited by Noe

This example has the reverse ethnic in retrograde and low weight. Ancient counterfeit?

Ex-Calgary coin.
4 commentsJay GT4Jan 27, 2020
DomitianRIC164.jpg
RIC 016434 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR POT II COS VIIII DES X PP
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right

Rome, March 83- 13 September, 83AD

2.55g

RIC 164 (R2)

Ex-Savoca 27th Blue Auction, Lot 1220

This issue sees the first appearance of the four standard Minerva reverse types. The coin is deeply toned with a very thin flan, which may explain the low weight. No signs of broken plating although that may still be a possibility.
5 commentsJay GT4Jan 27, 2020
1994c.jpg
seleucia001_23 viewsElagabalus
Seleucia Pieria

Obv: [AVT K MA] ANTΩNƐINOC. laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: CƐΛƐVKƐIACΠIAIPIAC, Thunderbolt on draped throne, star in field above.
25 mm, 11.07 gms

Butcher 87 (discussion on page 424.)
Charles MJan 27, 2020
2313Hadrian_RICIII2313.jpg
2313 Hadrian Denarius Roma 130-38 AD Aequitas standing6 viewsReference.
RIC II, 228; RIC III, 2312; Strack 226

Bust A1+/L

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head

Rev. AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter

3.13 gr
18 mm
h
okidokiJan 26, 2020
David_II_Groat.JPG
1329 – 1371, David II, AR Groat struck 1367 - 1371 at Edinburgh, Scotland12 viewsObverse: + DAVID DEI GRA REX SCOTORVM. Crowned bust of David II facing left, sceptre topped with a lis and with a star at its base before, within double tressure of six arches broken at the king's neck, small trefoils in spandrels, surrounded by beaded inner circle. Mintmark, cross pattée in legend and two small crosses in spaces between words. The whole within beaded outer circle.
Reverse: + DnS PTECTOR MS ┼ LIBATOR MS (God is my protector and redeemer) / VILLA EDINBURGh. Long cross pattée dividing two concentric legends separated by two beaded circles into quarters, pierced mullet in each quarter of inner circle. Mintmark, cross pattée in outer legend. The whole within beaded outer circle.
Diameter: 28mm | Weight: 3.55gms | Die Axis: 6 | Class D, third (light) coinage
SPINK: 5125

David Bruce, Robert the Bruce's only surviving son, was King of Scotland for nearly 42 years, from 1329 until his death in 1371. David was born in 1324 when Bruce was aged 50 and at the age of four he was married to Joan, the seven year old sister of Edward III of England at a time when Robert the Bruce was trying to forge better relations with England. However David was only five years old when, in 1329, his father died, he was crowned as King David II at Scone on 24 November 1331, holding a small sceptre that had been specially made for him.
Edward Balliol, son of John Balliol, supported by a number of nobles who had been disinherited by Robert the Bruce, soon started a rebellion. In August 1332 at the Battle of Dupplin Moor, near Perth, Balliol defeated David's Regent, the Earl of Mar, and in September Balliol was crowned at Scone. He was soon deposed by the supporters of David II but, in 1333, after the Scottish army led by Archibald, Lord of Douglas, attacked Balliol and lost at the Battle of Halidon Hill, Balliol was restored to power. But this Scottish game of thrones continued for several more years, Balliol was deposed again in 1334 only to be restored in 1335. The young King David was driven into exile in France, but returned from there in 1341, and finally deposed Edward Balliol for the last time.
In 1346, responding to an appeal for help from France, David II invaded England. But, at the Battle of Neville's Cross, he was captured and remained a prisoner at the English court until 1357 when he was returned to Scotland on the promise of payment of a large ransom.
David II ruled with authority and trade increased during his rule. He continued to pursue the goal of a final peace with England and, at the time of his death, the Scottish monarchy was stronger, and the kingdom and the royal finances more prosperous than might have seemed possible.
David II died unexpectedly, in Edinburgh Castle, on 22 February 1371. He was buried in Holyrood Abbey. David II left no children and he was succeeded by his nephew, Robert II, the son of David's half-sister, Marjorie Bruce.
1 comments*AlexJan 26, 2020
Holyrood_Abbey,_Edinburgh.JPG
3 views*AlexJan 26, 2020
Untitled~3.jpg
Constans Ric VIII Thessalonica 100 var5 viewsAE 16.26-16.76 mm 1.4 Grams 347-348 AD
OBV :: CONSTANS-PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV::VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN; 2 victories standing, facing holding wreaths. Dot in center
EX:: SMTS gamma
REF:: RIC VIII 100 Var
From uncleaned lot 04/2019

JohnnyJan 26, 2020
305–311_Galerius.jpg
Galerius Valerius Maximinus, 305–3113 viewsÆ Nummus, Antioch
Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right

Rev: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing facing, head left, holding radiate head of Sol right and cornucopiae; star-Є across fields, ANT in exergue.

RIC 164b
(4.67g, 20.0 mm)
VacolonyJan 26, 2020
209-211_Geta.jpg
Geta, 209-2112 viewsSilver Denarius of Rome

Obv. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right

Rev. PROVID DEORVM, Providentia standing left, Holding wand over globe and sceptre.

RIC 51; BMCRE 458; RSC 170
(3.50g, 20mm)
1 commentsVacolonyJan 26, 2020
177-192_Commodus.jpg
Commodus, 177-1923 viewsSilver Denarius of Rome 181.

Obv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG Laureate head of Commodus to right.

Rev: LIB AVG IIII TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P Liberalitas standing front, head to left, holding counting-board in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left.

BMC 53, Cohen 307, RIC 22
(19 mm, 3.22 g)
VacolonyJan 26, 2020
161-192_Lucius_Verus.jpg
Lucius Verus, 161-1691 views(Silver Denarius of Rome, March-December 161)

Obv: IMP LAVREL VERVS AVG Bare head of Lucius Verus to Right.

Rev: PROV DEOR TR P COS II Providentia standing front, head to left, holding globe in her right hand and cornucopia in her left.

BMC 35. Cohen 144. RIC 463.
(17.0 mm, 3.28 g)
VacolonyJan 26, 2020
Untitled~2.jpg
Constantine II RIC VII Ticinum 1722 viewsAE 17.76-18.1 mm 2.9g
322-325 AD
OBV:: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV::DOMINOR dot NOSTROR dot CAESS ; Vot X crescent inscribed within wreath.
EX: PT ( Ticinum)
REF:: RIC VII Ticinum 172; Sear 17208
From uncleaned lot 04/2019
JohnnyJan 26, 2020
Philip_I_AR_Antoninianus_Aequitas_Superb~0.jpg
Roman Empire, Philip I AR Antoninianus Aequitas - Superb Strike and Art - 15 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus.
Rome Mint: AD 244-249.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
References: RIC 27b.
Size: 24 MM, 3.02 Gr.
Very Slight double strike on obverse, otherwise a complete strike ( FDC ).

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamJan 26, 2020
Philip_I_AR_Antoninianus_Aequitas_Superb.jpg
Philip I AR Antoninianus Aequitas - Superb Strike and Art - 12 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus
Rome Mint 244-249 AD
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
References: RIC 27b.
Size: 24 MM, 3.02 Gr
Very Slight double strike on obverse, otherwise a complete strike ( FDC ).

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
1 commentsSamJan 26, 2020
AAK_4.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados 211-210 B.C2 viewsAE 15.01mm (Thickness 2.36mm), weight 2.76g, die axis = 10h (300 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) & ayin (‘), on either side of AP, Aradian era date 49 below.
AradosJan 26, 2020
Antony_Leg__XI.jpg
Marc Antony LEG XI6 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO XI

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC.
2.91 g / 17.5 mm

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / III VIR*R*P*C" (Partially obscured)
Reverse: "LEG XI", aquila between two legionary standards.

Ex YY

Crawford 544/25, Syd 1229

MyID: 062A
TenthGenJan 26, 2020
Antony_XVIII_Lybicae.jpg
Marc Antony LEG XVIII LYBICAE3 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO XVIII LYBICAE

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC.

3.30 g / 17.0 mm / 90°

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / [III VIR*R*P*C]"
Reverse: "LEG XVIII LYBICAE", aquila between two legionary standards. (Partially off flan)

Rare

Cr544/11

MyID: 063C
1 commentsTenthGenJan 26, 2020
Severus_Leg_XIIII.jpg
Septimius Severus LEG XIIII GEM M V3 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial

Septimius Severus LEGIO XIIII GEMINA MARTIA VICTRIX

Rome Mint. 193 AD.
17 mm / 3.21 g / 180°

Obverse: LH Right, "Sept Sev[...]".
Reverse: "LEG XIIII GEM M V / TR P COS", Eagle with opened wings between two standards with capricorns.

Ex MD (2017)
Ex RvL Collection

BMCRE V p. 22, 19 and pl. 5.13; C 272; Hill 43. RIC 14.

MyID: 049A
TenthGenJan 26, 2020
Severus_Leg_XXX.jpg
Septimius Severus LEG XXX VLP2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial

Septimius Severus LEGIO XXX VLPIA

Rome Mint. 193 AD.
2.00 g / 16 mm / 0°

Obverse: "[IMP CAE L] SEP SEV PERT AVG", LH right.
Reverse: "LEG XXX [VLP] ; TR P COS", Legionary eagle between two standards.

Ex MW Ancients

RSC 278.

MyID: 066A
TenthGenJan 26, 2020
Severus_AE_Leg_XIIII.jpg
Septimius Severus LEG XIIII GEM M V Sestertius3 viewsBronze Sestertius
Roman Imperial

Septimius Severus LEGIO XIIII GEMINA MARTIA VICTRIX Sestertius

Rome Mint. 193 AD.
21.64 g / 28 mm / 180°

Obverse: "[IMP CAES L SEPT SEV PERT AVG]", LH Right.
Reverse: "[LEG XIIII GEM M V]" off flan, "S-C". Legionary eagle between two standards. "TR P COS" in ex, partially obscured.

Ex Nilus Coins

Cohen 275. RIC 652.
Reverse die match to Wildwinds example!

MyID: 065A
TenthGenJan 26, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-QGFv0k21g0.jpg
CRUSADERS, Antioch. Tancred. Regent, 1101-03, 1104-12. Æ Follis 3 views(4,0 g. 21mm.) First type. Facing bust of St. Peter, holding cross-tipped scepter / Legend in four lines. Metcalf, Crusades 62; CCS 3a.Russel KJan 26, 2020
Faustina_II_Spes_RIC_479.jpg
Faustina II Spes RIC 4792 viewsFaustina II, Denarius, Rome mint, 145 - 161 AD, 17.18mm, 2.72g, RIC 497, RSC 24, BMC 1106, Sear 4702,
OBV: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
REV: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower & raising hem of robe
SRukkeJan 26, 2020
B_50.jpg
Olbia, Skythia3 views300 – 275 B.C.
Bronze
9.56 gm, 22 mm
Obv.: Horned and bearded head of river god Borysthenes left.
Rev.: Axe and bow in gorytos, ΟΛΒΙΟ upwards to right, MOI to left

SNG BM Black Sea 506 (same rev. die);
cf. HGC 3.2, 1887;
Sear 1685; BMC 3, 10;
[Frolova & Abramzon 1025 var.]

from the William Stancomb Collection

1 commentsJaimelaiJan 26, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-wKC9PLWl0qs8bwy.jpg
Crusader States, Principality of Antioch. Tancred. As regent. AE follis. 1104-1112 AD.1 views(22.29 mm, 3.19 g.). Second type. [KE BOHΘH TΩ ΔOVΛΩ TANKPI], bearded and turbaned bust of Tancred facing in chain mail, holding sword / Cross pommetée, fleuronnée at base; IC-XC/ NI-KA across field and in quadrants of cross. Metcalf 44; Schlumberger Pl II, 7.Russel KJan 26, 2020
AE_Hilt_2c.jpg
AE Hilt #213 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
24.8cm x 7.9cm (9.75” x 3.125”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 8, Fig. 63 (also illustrated on page 82)

Ex- private East Coast, USA collection

Description:
Distinctive Luristani bifurcated “double-ear” pommel, square cross-section through grip, with two lattice-patterned bands enclosing a horizontally-oriented linear band which comprise the hand guard; oxidized remnants of the original iron blade are still visible below the guard
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Hilt_1.jpg
AE Hilt #114 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
11.1cm (4.4”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), plate 7, #58, 60 (for similar pommel)
Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran), 392 and 397a (for similar pommel)

Description:
Double disk pommel, cylindrical grip, iron core, bronze exterior, incised with decorative patterns
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Sword_2.jpg
AE Sword #29 viewsNorthwestern Iran
2nd millennium BC
54.5cm (21 ½”)

Cf. Malloy 55 (for similar guard)
Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran), 397i (similar guard)
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum) Plate 7, # 61 (for similar guard); Fig. 8, #63 (for similar blade)

Ex- private collection, Essex, UK

Description:
Long tapering shape, heavy guards with sides protecting top of blade, handle lost
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
BCC_LT86_Overstrike.jpg
BCC LT867 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Stamped twice on a single
piece of lead, with one ident-
ical image overriding the other
on each side.
Obv: Head? right (helmeted Athena?)
Rev: Standing figure (Fortuna?) to
left holding cornucopia? and
rudder?
Pb 21.5x17mm diagonally.
Weight: 3.84gm.

(click for larger pic)
v-dromeJan 26, 2020
AE_Spearhead_17.jpg
AE Spearhead #17 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsWestern Asia (probably Luristan)
1200-800 BC
33cm (13”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 39
Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 64

Ex- Marcel Gibrat Collection

Description:
Rounded shoulders, straight sides tapering toward point, pronounced midrib, medium length tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Spearhead_16.jpg
AE Spearhead #16 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsNorthwestern Iran
2nd millennium BC
24.8cm (9.75”)

Cf. Petrie (Tools and Weapons), Plate XXXVI, Fig.133

Ex- private Danish collection

Description:
High, round shoulders, central midrib, flat broken tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Spearhead_15.jpg
AE Spearhead #1510 viewsNorthwestern Iran
Late Persian Bronze Age
(Mid-2nd millennium BC)
24.5cm (9.6”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. XI, Fig. 139
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 41 (type also illustrated on page 67)

Ex- Johan Dæhnfeldt Collection

Description:
Triangular socketed blade, pronounced midrib, high shoulders
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Spearhead_14.jpg
AE Spearhead #14 (or dagger blade?)7 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
23.37cm (9.2”)

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Pl. 5, Fig. 41 (for a similarly shaped – but socketed – blade)

Ex- Marcel Gibrat Collection

Description:
Nearly squared shoulders, slightly concave edges, long tang with rivet hole
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Dagger_6.jpg
AE Dagger #57 viewsNorthwestern Iran (possibly Marlik)
1200-800 BC
31.5cm (12.4”)

Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Pl. V, Fig. 55

Ex- Danish private collection

Description:
Triangular blade, very broad at base, with diamond-shaped cross-section, flanged hilt with no wood or ivory remaining
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Arrowhead_14.jpg
AE Arrowhead #148 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
95.3mm

Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), Plate 8, # 73 (also illustrated on page 85, Fig. 17, # 73)

Description:
Lanceolate or elongated deltoid-shaped, bilobate ribbed head, long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Arrowhead_13.jpg
AE Arrowhead #136 viewsWestern Asia
1200-800 BC
47mm

Cf. Piller (Untersuchungen zur relative Chronologie der Nekropole von Marlik), Table XVI, Type 4 (page 293)

Description:
Bilobate ribbed head, short stem and tang, one blade chipped
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Arrowhead_12.jpg
AE Arrowhead #124 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
70mm (length); 33mm (width)

Cf. Muscarella (Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fig. 404

Description:
Wide, bilobate winged tip, ribbed, long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
AE_Arrowhead_11.jpg
AE Arrowhead #119 viewsNorthwestern Iran
1200-800 BC
77mm

Cf. Mahboubian (Art of Ancient Iran: Copper and Bronze), 390 (see 2nd arrowhead in horizontal row)
Cf. Negahban (Weapons from Marlik), Fig. 72 (page 85)
Cf. Malloy (Weapons: Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities), Fig. 94

Description:
Deltoid shaped bilobate blade with long tang
Robert L3Jan 26, 2020
GI_122g_img.jpg
122 - Claudius II Gothicus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Eagle, Milne 42911 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Obv:– AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eagle standing right, looking left, holding wreath in beak
Minted in Alexandria, L in left field, B in right field (year 2). A.D. 269/270
Reference:– Milne 4265, SNG Cop 850, Geissen 3027, BMC 2332, Dattari 5415

9.86 gms. 22.47 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 26, 2020
Pieper-834.jpg
2 viewsQuant.GeekJan 25, 2020
Pieper-662.jpg
4 viewsQuant.GeekJan 25, 2020
35289063_1.jpg
1 viewsQuant.GeekJan 25, 2020
Pieper-340.jpg
Ujjain: Anonymous (1st Century BCE) Æ Unit (Pieper 340)8 viewsObv: bull facing right, Indradhvaja between 2 taurines above, railed tree right
Rev: Ujjain symbol
Dim: 17 mm, 3.52g
Quant.GeekJan 25, 2020
GI_125d_img.jpg
125 - Aurelian, Billon Tetradrachm - Milne 43012 viewsObv:– A K Λ ∆OM AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right (seen from the front)
Rev– Eagle standing right, wreath in beak, palm frond behind
Minted in Egypt, Alexandria. L - A (year 1) across fields; Year 1 of Aurelian, 270 A.D.
Reference:– Milne 4301. Curtis 1734 (noted as a rare variety), BMC Alexandria 2367

7.96 gms. 21.44 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 25, 2020
1927c.jpg
iuliagordus002a2 viewsElagabalus
Iulia Gordus, Lydia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ Α ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ; laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ·ƐΠI AY ΙΟΥΛIA-NOYAP … IOYΛ·ΓΟ, in upper left field, ΡΔ/Ω; in upper right field, (HN)/N; cult statue of Kore facing, head left.
29 mm, 11.87 gms

RPC Online --- (but obverse die match for RPC Online 4418); SNG Cop---;
Charles MJan 25, 2020
Athenian_Tetradrachm.jpg
Athens7 viewsAthenian Old Style Tetradrachm

Obv: head of Athena facing r., crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves and floral scroll, hair across forehead in parallel curves, almond shaped eye, round earing, wire necklace.
Rev: owl standing r. with erect posture, tail feathers as a single prong, head facing forward, a crescent and then an olive sprig to the l., A☉E at 90º and downward to the r., all within incuse square.
Denomination: silver tetradrachm; Mint: Athens; Date: 454 - 404 BC;1 Weight: 17.2g; Diameter: 24mm; Die axis: 270º; References, for example: BMC vol. 11, 62; SNG Cop vol. 14, 31; SGCV I 2526; Kroll 8; SNG München issue 14, 49; HGC 4 1597.

Notes:
1This is the date range given in HGC 4. SGCV I gives 449 - 413 BC.

NGC rates this coin as About Uncirculated with a 5/5 strike and a 4/5 surface. I intend to someday free it from its encapsulation.

This coin is part of an enormous issue apparently begun in order to pay for work necessary to rebuild the city’s temples. Subsequent decades saw huge quantities of tetradrachms minted in order to finance the building of the Parthenon and other such massive projects, and later decades saw such minting in order to pay for the Peloponnesian War. (SGCV I, p. 236).

Provenance: Ex Forum Ancient Coins January 12, 2018; Ex Heritage Auction 231723 June 8, 2017, lot 62016.

Photo Credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BMC 11: Head, Barclay V. A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum. Atica - Megaris - Aegina. London: Longmans & Co., 1888.
HGC 4: HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Kroll: Kroll, John H. and Walker, Alan S. “The Athenian Agora. Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, vol. XXVI: The Greek Coins”. New Jersey: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1993.
SGCV I: Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values, Vol. I, Europe: Coins of Spain, Gaul, Italy, Sicily, the Balkan lands, Greece, the Cyclades and Crete; also the Cletic issues of Western and Central Europe. London: Seaby, 1978.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Attica - Aegina, Vol. 14. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1944.
SNG München: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Deutschland, Staatliche Münzsammlung München. 14 Heft. Attika, Megaris, Ägina: Nr. 1 - 601. München: Hirmer Verlag, 2002.
1 commentsTracy AielloJan 25, 2020
Faustina_II_Pietas_RIC_1379.jpg
Faustina II Pietas RIC 13793 viewsFAUSTINA  II, AE Sestertius. ROME mint, 154-156 AD, 24.15g, 32mm, RIC 1379, BMC 2177, Cohen 173, Sear 4715.
OBV: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust right
REV: PIETAS, S-C, Pietas standing left, holding flower and cornucopiae, child at foot left.
SRukkeJan 25, 2020
2032c.jpg
bmc1890 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COL [IVLA VG]FEL→BER, Poseidon advancing right, holding trident and grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe kneeling left, head right, holding small amphora.
26 mm, 12.07 gms


BMC 189
Charles MJan 25, 2020
1993c.jpg
bmcxxx23 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTⲰNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠOΛI [TⲰN] →A[ΛΦ], Astarte standing between the Dioscuri.
27mm, 16.75 gms

Rouvier 1747; BMC--(pg 219 for reverse type as Caracalla)
Charles MJan 25, 2020
imgonline-com-ua-2to1-BCgAVYhWZNC.jpg
Lysimachos. KINGS OF THRACE. AR Drachm. Circa 299/8-297/6 BC.6 viewsLampsakos mint. (19 mm, 4.18 g, 9 h), in the types of Alexander III, Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, forepart of pegasus left above forepart of a lion left; below throne, torch. Müller 24. Price L11. Thompson 35. Russel KJan 25, 2020
22098.jpg
22098 Constantine I/Campgate2 views22098 Constantine I/Campgate
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Laureate head only
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
6 levels 2 turrets 1 star no door
SMKA Dot
Mint: Cyzicus 18.9 mm 2.8 g
RIC VII Cyzicus 34; Sear 16262

Blayne WJan 25, 2020
22130.jpg
22130 Constantine II/Campgate2 views22130 Constantine II/Campgate
Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
laureate, cuirassed left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star no doors
Mint: Cyzicus 18.5mm 3.1g
SMKB in Exergue
RIC VII Cyzicus 63 var (officina)
Rated R4
Blayne WJan 25, 2020
22134.jpg
22134 Constantine II/Campgate1 views22134 Constantine II/Campgate
Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
laureate, draped, cuirassed left
REV: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star no doors
Mint: Cyzicus 19.8mm 2.8g
Dot SMK Delta Dot in Exergue
RIC VII Cyzicus 47; Sear 17252
Rated R1
Blayne WJan 25, 2020
22135.jpg
22135 Constantius II/Campgate1 views22135 Constantius II/Campgate
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
laureate, draped, cuirassed left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
8 levels 2 turrets 1 star no door
SMK Epsilon in Exergue
Mint: Cyzicus 18.9 mm 2.9g
RIC VII Cyzicus 27; Sear 17651
Rated R5

Blayne WJan 25, 2020
1999_Naville_Numismatics_Live_Auction_54,_lot_335.jpg
dattari41311 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: Rev. Nilus seated left, head right, on rocks, holding out concuopia and reed; in field, L-Γ.
24 mm, 11.20 gms

RPC Online 10056 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 224, 4131 (this coin).


From the Dattari Collection. Acquired from Naville Numismatics Auction 54, lot 335.
Charles MJan 25, 2020
1413Hadrian_RICIII1234.jpg
1234 Hadrian AS Roma 129-30 AD Justitia3 viewsReference.
RIC II, 727; C 886; Strack 818; RIC III, 1234 (same die pair)

Bust A2+/L Aegis

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head, draped with Aegis

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG COS III P P S C
Justitia seated left, holding patera and vertical sceptre.

11.72 gr
27 mm
6h
okidokiJan 25, 2020
Neron_Jano.JPG
Nero, AE As, Temple of Janus, 65 AD4 viewsNero, AE As, Rome, 65 AD

Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
Rev: PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S C, Temple of Janus with garland hung across closed double doors to left and latticed windows to right.
RIC I 349

Diameter: 27 mm.
Weight: 9.6g
Jose PolancoJan 25, 2020
22102.jpg
22102 Constantius II/Campgate4 views22102 Constantius II/Campgate
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
laureate, draped, cuirassed left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
5 levels 2 Turrets 1 star no door
MN Delta in Exergue
Mint: Nicomedia 18.0mm 3.6g
RIC VII Nicomedia 124; Sear 17648
Blayne WJan 25, 2020
22101.jpg
22101 Constantine I/Campgate4 views22101 Constantine I/Campgate
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Triple Pearl No rosette facing Right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
6 levels 2 Turrets 1 star no door
SMNA in Exergue
Mint: Nicomedia 18.9 mm 2.6g
RIC VII Nicomedia 153; Sear 16260
S
1 commentsBlayne WJan 25, 2020
22094.jpg
22094 Constantine I/Campgate4 views22094 Constantine I/Campgate
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Triple Pearl No rosette facing Right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
9-10 levels 2 Turrets 1 star
SMN epsilon
Mint: Nicomedia 18.2 mm 3.0g
RIC VII Nicomedia 153; Sear 16260
Blayne WJan 25, 2020
1930__Naville_Numismatics_Auction_53,_lot_347.jpg
dattari41005 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: [A KAICAP MA] AVP ANTWNINOC [EV CEB], laureate head right.
Rev: Alexandria standing facing, head right, turreted, holding small Sarapis bust in right hand; in field, L-B. .
24 mm, 12.00 gms

RPC Online 10021 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 224, 4100 (this coin).

From the Dattari Collection. Acquired from Naville Numismatics Auction 53, lot 347. Catalog notation: "Very rare, apparently unique."
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1931__Naville_Numismatics_Auction_53,_lot_348.jpg
dattari41283 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC [EV CEB], laureate draped bust right.
Rev: Nike in galloping biga right; in field, L-Ɛ.
23 mm, 11.86 gms

RPC Online 10153 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 224, 4128 (this coin). Geissen 2346 (this coin cited).

From the Dattari Collection. Acquired from Naville Numismatics Auction 53, lot 348.
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1883__Artemide_Kunstauktionen,_e-Live_Auction_9.jpg
emmett2921.43 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, wings open, wreath in beak.
23 mm, 15.00 gms

Emmett 2921.4

From Artemide eLive Auction 9, lot 475
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1913c.jpg
emmett2937.4_21 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, Concordia standing left holding double cornucopia in left arm, right hand raised.
24 mm, 11.94 gms

Emmett 2937.4
Charles MJan 24, 2020
T-3660,_Tacitus,_Siscia,_RIC_188var_,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_CL_TACITVS_P_AVG,(D1),_ROMAE_AETERNAE(Roma_2c),_iss-2,_off-V,_275-6_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22,5mm,_3,98g-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3660, RIC V-I 188var., Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ROMAE AETERNAE, -/-//V, Bust-D1, Roma seated left, Rare! #158 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3660, RIC V-I 188var., Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ROMAE AETERNAE, -/-//V, Bust-D1, Roma seated left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left, shield leaning against the throne, holding Victory in r. hand and long scepter in the left hand. (Roma 2c).
exergue: -/-//V, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,98g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.issue, 5th.off., date: 275-276 AD., ref: RIC V-I 188var.,T-(Estiot)-3660, C-, BNC p.369, LV -, Rare!
Q-001
quadransJan 24, 2020
s-l1600.jpg
Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 400-330 BC 20.4 mm 8.50g Pegasi 1194 viewsPegasos flying left/Head of Athena left,behind horse head.
very rare
Grant HJan 24, 2020
T-4281,_111_Florianus,__Siscia,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AN_FLORIANVS_P_AVG,_FELICITAS_SECVLI,_P,_RIC_V-I_62,_iss-1,_off-1,_276-AD,_Q-001,_0h,_20,5-22,5mm,_3,66g-s.jpg
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4281, RIC V-I 062, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FELICITAS SECVLI, -/-//P, Bust-D2, Felicitas standing left, Scarce #157 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4281, RIC V-I 062, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FELICITAS SECVLI, -/-//P, Bust-D2, Felicitas standing left, Scarce #1
avers: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, D2.
reverse: FELICITAS SECVLI, Felicitas standing left, holding patera over the small altar in the right hand and long-handled caduceus in the left hand, (Felicitas 6).
exergue: -/-//P, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,66g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 1st.issue, 1st.off., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 062, T-(Estiot)-4281, Scarce !
Q-001
quadransJan 24, 2020
Kyzikos.jpg
Greek - Mysia, Kyzikos2 viewsObverse: Butting bull right on exergue line. Reverse: Flaming torch, KYZI/KHNΩN in two flanking downward lines starting on the right, monograms (controls) flanking the bottom of the torch. References: BMC Mysia p. 39, #163; SNG Cop. #79 ff var.museumguyJan 24, 2020
Rhodes.jpg
Greek - Caria, Rhodes1 viewsMetal/Size: AR15; Weight: 2.2 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhodes; Date: 88-84 BCE; Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right. Reverse: Rose, hand holding grain ear to left "NIKHΦOPOΣ" (Nikophoros) above "P-O" - all in incuse square. Reference: SNG Keckman #676; BMC Car., PL XL 1-11.museumguyJan 24, 2020
1940__Savoca_Coins_7th_Blue_Auction__lot_713.jpg
medabaspijk0121 viewsElagabalus
Medaba

Obv:AVTO KƐ CAP AИTOИIИOC, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ΔOVC A [P HC], →MHΔC; Tetrastyle temple with pellet in pediment; baetyl within temple resting on two slabs of stone and supporting 3 cake-like objects; two steps in front of temple.
18 mm, 7.63 gms

Spijkerman 12

From Savoca Coins, 7th Blue Auction, lot 713.
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1926.png
neapolis094_62 viewsElagabalus
Neapolis, Samaria

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Countermark "A".
Rev: Type as preceding coin.
20 mm, 9.92 gms

Sofaer 94, Rosenberger 39. Countermark: Howgego 666.
Charles MJan 24, 2020
2028__Savoca_Coins,_27th_Blue_Auction_lot_1190.jpg
rabbathspijk037_20 viewsElagabalus
Rabbathmoba

Obv: AVT KAI CAP ANTWNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Poseidon standing left, with right foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident with left.
20 mm, 8.16 gms

Spijkerman 37, Sofaer 20, Rosenberger IV 25, Savoca Coins 27th Blue Auction, Lot 1190 (this coin), SNG ANS 1420
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1995c.jpg
antipatris001_30 viewsElagabalus
Antipatris, Samaria

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: Tyche kneeling left, holding small bust and scepter, within tetrastyle temple; below, in exergue ANT[IΠ].
15 mm, 7.71 gms

Sofaer 4
Charles MJan 24, 2020
Septimius_Severus_LEG_XXII.jpg
Septimius Severus - Legio XXII Primigenia1 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
193 A.D.
Rome
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: LEG XXII PRI, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards
3,13 Gr.
RIC 16
nummis durensisJan 24, 2020
1868_(2).jpg
neapolis1150 viewsElagabalus
Neapolis, Samaria

Obv: Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Bust of Serapis right.
19 mm, 6.32 gms

Sofaer 115, Rosenberger 47
Charles MJan 24, 2020
1411Hadrian_RICIII1365.jpg
1365 Hadrian AS Roma 129-30 AD Hadrian on Horseback8 viewsReference.
RIC III, 1365; Strack 831; RIC II, 717; C. 495

Bust D2

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head, draped and cuirassed bust, viewed from back

Rev. COS III PP S-C
Hadrian riding right, holding spear.

10.41 gr
29.50 mm
6h

Note.
Forvm coin
1 commentsokidokiJan 24, 2020
1412Hadrian_RICIII750.jpg
3756 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Tyche of Antioch10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3756; RIC II 680; BMCRE 1350; cf. Cohen 401; McAlee 544; Strack 622; RIC III, 750

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks, l., holding in her r. hand ears of wheat and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Orontes swimming l., looking r.; In field, l. And r., S C

6.53 gr
23.1 mm
6h

Note.
Forvm coin
2 commentsokidokiJan 24, 2020
s-l1600.jpg
IBERIA, Iliberri. 10 viewsIBERIA, Iliberri. Mid 2nd century BC. Æ As, 28mm, 15.1g.1 commentsMolinariJan 24, 2020
108164 files on 241 page(s) 1