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Attica Aegina AR Obol circa 454-404 BC 10 mm 0.65g 11h3 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Owl standing right head facing,olive sprig behind,all within incuse square.1 commentsGrant HNov 21, 2017
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 435-400 BC 22mm 8.32g 6h2 viewsPegasos with curled wing flying left.Rev Head of Athena wearing Corinthian style helmet left,bow behind,all within shallow incuse square.Grant HNov 21, 2017
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 425-420 BC 28mm 17.15g 4h2 viewsWinged Nike driving biga right,laureal wreath above.Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}river god swimming right.
Rare Jenkins lists three coins with these dies.
Grant HNov 21, 2017
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Phraates II2 viewsEkbatana mint. Struck circa 128-127 BC. Diademed bust left / BAΣIΛ EΩΣ/MEΓ AΛOY downward to right, APΣAKOV/ΘΕΟΠATOPΣ (sic) downward to left, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow. Sellwood 16.1; Shore 41; Sunrise 269.

Published in "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971) by David Sellwood. Plate number 3, identified as 16/1.
ThatParthianGuyNov 21, 2017
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Orodes II3 viewsRhagai mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wearing torque ending in pellet / BΛCIΛEΩC/BΛKIΛEΩH ΛP CΛKOY EVEPΓETOV/ΔIKΛ• •Y EΠIΦΛNOYΣ/ΦIΛEΛΛNI• •C (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; ΓP monogram below bow; quadrate Cs in legend. Sellwood 45.12; cf. Shore 224 (for type); Sunrise –.

Published in "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971) by David Sellwood. Plate number 5, identified as 45/10.
ThatParthianGuyNov 21, 2017
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0117a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, #17 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0117a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
revers: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27,5-30,0mm, weight: 17,8g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 249-251 A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-III-117a, C.53,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 21, 2017
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #29 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
revers: CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5 mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
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4 commentsquadransNov 21, 2017
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RIC 0136 Titus8 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, with statuette of Aequitas and cornucopia; to left modius with corn ears; to right stern of ship
AE/Sestertius (34.43 mm 26.66 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC 136 (C), BMCRE 152, BNF 151
Purchased from lucernae on eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 21, 2017
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EB0493 Geta / Securitas5 viewsGeta, AR Denarius, 202 AD.
Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, draped bust right.
Rev: SECVRIT IMPERII, Securitas seated left, holding globe.
References: RIC IV 20A; RSC 183.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.295 grams.
1 commentsEBNov 21, 2017
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EB0492 Geta / Nobilitas5 viewsGeta, AR Denarius, 199-202 AD
Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Draped bust right.
Rev: NOBILITAS, Nobilitas standing right, holding sceptre in right hand and palladium in extended left hand.
References:RIC IV 13a.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.26 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0490 Caracalla / RIC 5015 viewsCaracalla, Dupondius, 213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Radiate head right.
Rev: P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P S-C, Mars standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and resting left hand on shield, spear leaning against left arm; at feet, left, captive seated.
References: RIC IV 501.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 12.747 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio XVII Denarius2 views"MARCUS ANTONIUS
AR Denarius
OBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XVII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.3g, 17.5mm
Cr 544/32; Sear,
CRI 374; Sydenham 1237; RSC 49
ex. PNP
LegatusNov 21, 2017
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio IV Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG IV, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
Cr 544/17; Syd 1219
2 commentsLegatusNov 21, 2017
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio VIIII Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG VIIII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
CR 544/22; Syd 1226
ex Pegasi Numismatics
2 commentsLegatusNov 21, 2017
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid AthertonNov 21, 2017
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Plinthophoric Drachm,188-170 BC, AR 15.5mm. 3grm2 viewsDrachm,188-170 BC,
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P-O, rose, bud to right in incuse square. ANTIGENES (magistrate), Prow (Symbol left field).
Ref. SNG Keckman 1. 632/633, SNG Cop. 812
Lee SNov 21, 2017
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EB0489 Caracalla / Providentia4 viewsCaracalla, AE As, 210-213 AD.
Obv: [AN]TONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [PRO]VIDENTIAE DEORVM around, S-C across fields, Providentia, draped, standing left, holding wand in right hand over globe and sceptre in left hand.
References: RIC IV 519.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 9.631 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0488 Caracalla / Serapis4 viewsCaracalla, AE As, 213 AD.
Obv: [ANTONINVS PIVS] AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.
Rev: [P M TR P XVI] COS IIII P P S C, Serapis standing left, holding sceptre.
References: RIC IV 505.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 9.619 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0486 Caracalla / MARTIPROP-VG-NATORI5 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 210-213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right.
Rev: MARTIPROP VG NATORI, Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 223, BMCRE 87; RSC 150.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.259 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0487 Caracalla / Concordia5 viewsCaracalla, AR (poss. Fourree) Denarius, 210 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF TR P XIII COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
References: RIC IV 116A.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.147 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0485 Caracalla / RIC IV 885 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 207 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF TR P X COS II, Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 88.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.399 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0484 Caracalla / MARTIPRO-PVGNATORI5 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 210-213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right.
Rev: MARTI PRO - PVGNATORI, Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 223, BMCRE 87; RSC 150.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.729 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0483 Julia Domna / VENVS GENETRIX4 viewsJulia Domna, AR Antoninianus, 216 AD.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust right on a crescent.
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left.
References: RIC IV 388A; RSC 211; Sear 7098.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 4.926 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0482 Julia Domna / Felicitas5 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, 206 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS Felicitas standing, head left, holding short caduceus and long sceptre.
References: RIC IV 551; Sear 6581; RSC 47.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.25 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
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EB0527 Augustus / Bull / VALEAT3 viewsAugustus, AE 28, Celsa, Hispania, L. Baggius and Mn. Flavius Festus, 15-14 BC.
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head right.
Reverse: L BAGGI(O) C V ICEL MNFESTO Bull standing right, II VIR before, with countermark anagram VALEAT.
References: RPC I 273.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 10.222 grams
EBNov 21, 2017
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Akanthos, Macedonia 2 views500 - 470 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.317 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Forepart of lioness right, head turned so the top of the head is seen, floral ornament (acanthus) above, dotted line at truncation, dotted ground line
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
HGC 3, 386; Sear 1363a; Rosen 84; BMC Macedonia p. 33, 10/12; Weber II 1875;
[SNG Cop 7; SNG ANS 18/23; SNG Berry 4; AMNG III/2 13]

Ex Forum GA85066, ex Gorny & Mosch auction 245, part of lot 1906

Different lighting on this shot - bounced off walls on light table.
JaimelaiNov 21, 2017
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Struck A.D.246 - 247. PHILIP I. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. 1 viewsObverse: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVCE. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Elpis standing facing left, holding flower and raising the hem of her dress; across field L - Δ (= regnal year 4 = A.D 246-247).
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 11.41gms | Die Axis: 12
Geissen: 2727 var. | Dattari: 4873 (var)
*AlexNov 20, 2017
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Struck A.D.222. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. 0 viewsObverse: A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞANΔPOC EYCEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Tyche, holding rudder, reclining facing left on garlanded couch; above, L A (= regnal year 1 = A.D 222).
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 11.91gms | Die Axis: 12
Geissen: 2405. | Dattari: 4381
*AlexNov 20, 2017
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EB0481 Julia Domna / Laetitia9 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, ca 198 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
References: RIC 561 (Rome) or RIC 641 (Laodicea).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.44 grams.
2 commentsEBNov 20, 2017
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD3 viewsAE dupond., 15,8gr, 28,9mm;
RIC II, 676;
mint: Rome, axis: 18h;
obv.: radiate draped bust, right; beardless face, short hair; legend around rim: IMP CAES NERV TRAIANO (OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP);
rev.: emperor in soldier’s attire holding 2 trophies; legend around rim: SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUM, and in exergue SC;
dark patina;

ex: Lanz, GER.
SchatzNov 20, 2017
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD;4 viewsAE sest., 27,14gr, 33,57mm;
RIC II, 642, Woytek 590v, Banti 29;
mint: Rome, axis: 6h;
obv.: beardless draped bust , right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NERV TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: Trajan, laureate and in military attire, standing right and holding reversed spear and parazonium; around his feet Mesopotamia sitting left, head right, and Euphrates and Tigris sitting facing each other, holding reeds and leaning against inverted urn from which water flows; black patina;

ex: CNG e-Auction 398, # 522.
SchatzNov 20, 2017
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD6 viewsAE sest., 23,23gr., 32,9mm;
BMC 1046, Coh. 328, RIC 667, MIR 594;
mint: Rome, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless draped bust, right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: king seated on sella castrensis on a dais w/ guard behind him, crowning Parthamaspates w/diadem and presenting him to the kneeling Parthia; legend on top half of rim REX PARTHIS DATUS, and in exergue SC;

ex: Künker Auctions 236-239, #1046; ex: Künker Auction 174, # 780.
1 commentsSchatzNov 20, 2017
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Kushan: Huvishka, ca. 151 - 190 AD5 viewsAE unit, 11,4gr, 25,15mm;
MK 836, ANS Kushan 900, Donum Burns - ; AICR 1211 (this coin illustr.), MACW 3305 (?);
mint: Kapisha (Bagram ?), axis: 12h;
obv.: king, facing, w/necklace, reclining on couch, radiate torso;
rev.: goddess Mao standing left, extending hand in benediction (?) and holding hilt of sword; in short tunic and cape (?), halo (?); tamgha in left field, MAO in right field;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 382; ex: Dr.Wilfried Pieper Collection.
SchatzNov 20, 2017
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Kushan: Huvishka, ca. 151 - 190 AD5 viewsAE unit, 9,83gr., 23,7mm;
MK 911, Donum Burns 375, MACW 3290;
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
obv.: king, riding elephant, right, w/tiara, holding trident and goad, legend of round letters on rim;
rev.: god (Pharro?) standing left, w/halo, holding diadem and scepter, in short tunic; tamgha below diadem; legend on left rim: OΠ9O;

ex: CNG e-Auction, # 385; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
SchatzNov 20, 2017
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Kushan: Kanishka, ca. 127 - 152 AD5 viewsAE unit, 8,53gr, 22,4mm; early series before language change;
MACW 3071, AICR 1191, MK 767, ANS Kushan 403-6, Donum Burns 146-7;
mint: Kapisha (Bagram ?), axis: 12h;
obv.: king w/tiara, standing left, w/long beard in long tunic/coat, holding goad and standard, sacrificing over altar; flame at shoulder; Greek legend : BACIΛEVC ... KOY;
rev.: goddess Nanaia standing right, w/diadem and bun in back of nack, 2 long ribbons in back, holding scepter and box; NANAIA in left field; tamgha in right field; dotted border 6:30 - 15h;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 374; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
SchatzNov 20, 2017
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Indo-Parthians: Pakoros, mid to late 1st cent. AD, Gondopharid Dynasty7 viewsAE unit, 10,26gr, 26mm;
Senior 269 1aT
mint: unknown in Arachiosa, axis: 13h;
obv.: bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons linked at end; large tuft of top hair, large bunch of curls in back of neck, mustache, med.-long beard; 2-stand necklace w/center medallion; padded (?) shoulder armor; around rim Greek legend: BAΣIΛE ... rest barely legible;
rev: winged Nike, standing right, holding out diadem; ‘gi’ in Karoshti to left, ‘pu’ to right; around rim Karoshti legend;
black surfaces on both sides;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 358; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
1 commentsSchatzNov 20, 2017
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EB0480 Septimus Severus / Neptune7 viewsSeptimus Severus, AR Denarius, 209 AD.
Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: PM TRP XVII COS III P P, Neptune standing left, nude but for chlamys draped over left shoulder and right forearm, right hand resting on upper right leg, right foot on rock, long trident vertical in left hand.
References: RIC IV 228, RSC III 529, BMCRE V 3, Hunter III 69, SRCV II 6346.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.123 grams.
1 commentsEBNov 20, 2017
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EB0479 Septimius Severus / ARAB ADIAB6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AR Denarius, 195 AD.
Obv: [L SEP]T SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head right.
Rev: ARAB [ADIAB] COS II PP, Victory walking left holding wreath and trophy.
References: RIC 58.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.072 grams.
EBNov 20, 2017
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Philip Arab1 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AEQVITA (S) AVG
Equity standing left, holding scales with right hand and cornucopia in left arm
- double struck - (RIC - Bland 16 Ňvŕri 7A), 4,74g , Antiochia
PriscusNov 20, 2017
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Philip II.0 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left
Rv. CONCORDIA AVGG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae in left arm
RIC 241(v) Bland 74 Ňvŕri 14A, 4,11g, Antiochia , RR
PriscusNov 20, 2017
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Otacilia Severa0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right
Rv. SAECVLARES AVGG -SC-
Gazelle (or elk) Walking left
RIC 201 15,41g 29mm
PriscusNov 20, 2017
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Philip II.2 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
draped bust right
Rv. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS -SC-
Philip II. ( in military dress) stg. r.. holding transverse spear and globe
RIC 255a 19,71g 29,6mm
PriscusNov 20, 2017
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EB0478 Septimius Severus / Victory & Trophy7 viewsSeptimius Severus, Fourree Denarius, Emisa Mint, 194-195 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAE [L] SEP [SEV] PERT AVG CO[S II], Laureate head right.
Reverse: V[I]C[TOR] AV[G], Victory flying right holding trophy.
References: RIC IV Septimius Severus 423 (non-Fourree).
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.188 grams.
EBNov 20, 2017
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Marcian AV Semissis7 viewsMarcian (450-457). AV Semissis (17mm, 1.98g, 6h). Constantinople. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. R/ Victory seated r. on cuirass, holding shield inscribed XVXXX; star in l. field, Christogram in r.; CONOB. RIC X 514 (R2) Wavy flan, otherwise near VF
3 commentsorfewNov 20, 2017
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EB0477 Septimius Severus / Victory6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AR Denarius, 199 AD.
Obv: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory flying left, holding wreath with both hands over shield set on low base to left.
References: RIC 144b; Sear 6381.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.329 grams.
EBNov 20, 2017
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EB0476 Septimius Severus / RESTITVTOR VRBIS7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AR Denarius, 200-201 AD.
Obv: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right.
Rev: RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Severus in military dress sacrificing over lighted tripod, patera in right hand, sceptre in left.
References: RIC 167a; Sear 6357.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.49 grams.
EBNov 20, 2017
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EB0475 Clodius Albinus / Minerva4 viewsClodius Albinus, AR Denarius, 194-195 AD.
Obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
Rev: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing left, holding olive branch and shield on ground, spear resting against her left arm.
References: RIC 7; RSC 48; BMC 98; Sear 6144.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.037 grams.
EBNov 20, 2017
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Tiberius Claudius Nero – Claudia-65 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Tiberius Claudius Nero serrate denarius. c79 BC, SC Bust of Diana right, bown and quiver before. / Victory in biga right, CXXXVIII below, TI CLAVD TI F AP N in exergue. Claudia 6; Cr383/1; Syd 770; RCV 310Bud StewartNov 20, 2017
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Caius Marcius Censorinus – Marcia-194 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Caius Marcius Censorinus Denarius. 88 BC. Head of Apollo right / Free horse galloping right, C.CENSORI below, NA above, I in ex. Cr346/2; Syd 714; RCV 257Bud StewartNov 20, 2017
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M Lucilius Rufus – Lucilia-15 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC M Lucilius Rufus Denarius. 101 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right within laurel wreath; PV behind / Victory in biga right; RVF above, M LVCILI in exergue. Crawford 324/1; Syd 599; RCV 202Bud StewartNov 20, 2017
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Anonymous (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV- DOC IV 81 views

OBV- Head of Flower

REV – Two B’s back to back decorated with pellets. Pellet in loops of letter to r.

Size 18.11

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists only one example, no weight 21mm
SimonNov 20, 2017
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Theodore II (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV- DOC IV 132 views

OBV- Lys. Pellet in Upper and lower field, to either side.

REV- Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and Chalmys; holds in r hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. anexikakia.

Size 18.57

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 2 examples sized 17mm and 21mm and only one weight .95gm
SimonNov 19, 2017
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1979s MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 2 views
OBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.33mm

Weight 2.59 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is good Very fine, a near perfect example, lightly circulated. I believe this to be a perfect example.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.
SimonNov 19, 2017
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Theodore Ducas AE Tetarteron SBCV-2170 DOC IV 12 Var. B 3 viewsOBV- Inscription in 5 lines

REV- Half length figure of emperor on l. and st Demetrius beardless and nimbate. Between them a patriarchal cross-crosslet, on a long shaft decorated with crescent and pellet, the base of the shaft ending in three steps.

Size 23.4mm

Weight 4.8gm

Doc lists 7 examples with weights from 2.63gm to 5.50gm and sized at 23mm with one variation at 17mm
SimonNov 19, 2017
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Cn. Carbo – Papiria-75 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Cn Carbo Denarius. 121 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind / Jupiter in galloping quadriga right brandishing a thunderbolt, CARB below, ROMA in ex. Crawford 279/1; Syd 415; RCV154Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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C. Cassius – Cassia-15 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC C Cassius Denarius. 126 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right; urn and X behind / Liberty in quadriga right; C. CASSI below, ROMA in exergue. Cr266/1; Syd 502; RCV 142Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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T. Cloelius - Cloulia-15 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC T Cloelius AR Denarius. 128 BC. ROMA, helmeted head of Roma right, wreath behind / Victory in biga right; grain ear below, T CLOVLI in ex. Cr260/1; Syd 516; RCV 136Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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EB0474 Crispina / Juno Lucina5 viewsCrispina, AE As, 178-191 AD.
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev: IVNO LVCINA, S-C across field, Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter.
References: RIC III Commodus 680; Cohen 24; BMC 433.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 12.931 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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Sear 18132 viewsAnonymous Class A2 follis, weight 13.92g , diameter 35mm. Type 50 ornamentation.Abu GalyonNov 19, 2017
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1724 GEORGE I AE Halfpenny1 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George I facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1724.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 8.7gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3660

This portrait of George I was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
*AlexNov 19, 2017
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M. Aburius Mf Geminus - Aburia-64 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC M Aburius Mf Geminus Denarius. 132 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right; GEM behind, XVI monogram below chin / Sol in galloping quadriga right; M ABVRI below horses, ROMA in exergue. Cr250/1; Syd 487; RCV 127Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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EB0473 Crispina / Salus4 viewsCrispina (wife of Commodus), AE Sestertius, 180-183 AD.
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVS S-C, Salus seated left, feeding serpent coiled around altar from patera held in right hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 672A, Cohen 33, BMC 420.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 24.72 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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1696 WILLIAM III AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: GVLIELMVS•TERTIVS•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of William III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1696.
Centre of reverse weakly struck.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 10.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3554

This portrait of William III was designed under John (Jan) Roettier (1631-c.1700) and his sons, Norbert and James. The Roettiers were medallists from a family whose members had distinguished themselves in the art for nearly two centuries. John was born in Antwerp, the eldest son, he learned the art of medal engraving and stone cutting from his father, Philip Roettiers who was a medallist and goldsmith. At an early age John was an assistant at the Antwerp Mint, but left in 1661 to go to London at the invitation of Charles II. In 1670 he became Chief engraver at the royal Mint, London, and remained at that post until 1698. Norbert Roettiers (1665-1727) was the third son of John Roettiers, with whom he apprenticed. In 1690 he was appointed Assistant Engraver at the Royal Mint, together with his brother James. James, however, was removed from his office at the mint in consequence of the theft of dies from the Tower of London and he died in 1698 after falling from his horse.

Numismatic note
In 1696, the year that this coin was minted, the Parliament of England passed the Recoinage Act because by the late 17th century English currency was in severe disarray. The hand-struck silver coins from prior to 1662 had been clipped around the edges, their value so reduced that they were no longer a viable tender and the machine struck silver coins produced after 1662, though protected from clipping by an engraved, milled edge, were instead extensively forged. By 1696 not only did forged coins constitute circa 10% of the nation's coinage but, because the currency's value as silver bullion in Paris and Amsterdam was greater than it's face value in London, vast quantities of coins were being melted and shipped abroad. To cope with the work of recoinage, branch mints were established at Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Norwich, and York, old coins were taken back by weight rather than face value, the act requiring all “Receivers and Collectors of the Publick Taxes to take hammer'd Silver Money at five shillings and eight Pence an Ounce”.
*AlexNov 19, 2017
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1694 WILLIAM & MARY AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: GVLIELMVS•ET•MARIA•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of William III, jugate with Queen Mary, facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1694.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 11.1gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3452

This portrait of the conjoined busts of William III and Mary was originally designed by George Bower (1664 - 1689).
*AlexNov 19, 2017
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EB0472 Crispina / Juno4 viewsCrispina, AR Denarius, 178-182 AD.
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at her feet.
References: RIC III Commodus 283, RSC 21, BMC 41.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.244 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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L. Antestius Gragulus - Antestia-95 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L Antestius Gragulus Denarius. 136 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right / Jupiter in galloping quadriga, L ANTES below. Syd 451; Cr238/1; Syd 451; RCV 115Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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Q. Marcius Libo - Marcia-14 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Q Marcius Libo Denarius. 148 BC. Roma right, LIBO behind / Dioscuri galloping right, Q MARC below horses. Marcia 1; Syd 396; Crawford 215/1; RCV 90Bud StewartNov 19, 2017
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Roman Empire, Magnentius2 views1 commentsXLiNov 19, 2017
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1699 WILLIAM III FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GVLIELMVS•TERTIVS•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of William III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•1699. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.3gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3558

This portrait of William III was designed under John (Jan) Roettier (1631-c.1700) and his sons, Norbert and James. The Roettiers were medallists from a family whose members had distinguished themselves in the art for nearly two centuries. John was born in Antwerp, the eldest son, he learned the art of medal engraving and stone cutting from his father, Philip Roettiers who was a medallist and goldsmith. At an early age John was an assistant at the Antwerp Mint, but left in 1661 to go to London at the invitation of Charles II. In 1670 he became Chief engraver at the royal Mint, London, and remained at that post until 1698. Norbert Roettiers (1665-1727) was the third son of John Roettiers, with whom he apprenticed. In 1690 he was appointed Assistant Engraver at the Royal Mint, together with his brother James. James, however, was removed from his office at the mint in consequence of the theft of dies from the Tower of London and he died in 1698 after falling from his horse.
*AlexNov 19, 2017
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972 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 134-38 AD Salus seated0 viewsReference.
RIC 972; C. 367;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, right

Rev. COS III S C
Salus, draped, seated left on throne, feeding out of patera in extended right hand snake coiling up from altar and resting left arm on throne

13.11 gr
mm
h
okidokiNov 19, 2017
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5816 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol AE 131-32 AD Tyche standing1 viewsReference.
Emmett 1144.16; D1852; RPC III, 5816; Köln 1061

Issue L IϚ = year 16

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

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

8.37 gr
mm
h

Note.
1960 Boutin, Paris
okidokiNov 19, 2017
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 08625 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet
Minted in Nicomedia (Gamma | _ // Dot SMN Gamma).
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 86
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 19, 2017
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5681 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 126-27 AD Double cornucopiae1 viewsReference.
Emmett 1149.11; Kampmann-Ganschow 32.436; Dattari 1915; Milne 1236; RPC III, 5681

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ[Σ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ]ΝΟΣ
Laureate bust right

Rev. L IA
Double cornucopia

5.38 gr
mm
h
okidokiNov 19, 2017
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EB0471 Commodus / Victory5 viewsCommodus, AE AS, 178 AD.
Obv: L AVREL COM[MODVS AVG], Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, right.
Rev: TR P III [IMP II] COS P P S-C, Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm, sloped over left shoulder, in left hand.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1597.
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 8.723 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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EB0470 Commodus / Libertas5 viewsCommodus, AE Sestertius, 181 AD.
Obv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, Head of Commodus, laureate, right.
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P S-C, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in extended right hand and rod in left hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 311a.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 21.7 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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EB0469 Commodus / Providentia4 viewsCommodus, AR Denarius, 183 AD.
Obv: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS: Head of Commodus, laureate, right.
Rev: TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P: Providentia, draped, standing left, holding wand in right hand over globe, set on ground, and sceptre in left hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 65; S. 1532.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.611 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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EB0468 Commodus / Liberalitas5 viewsCommodus, AE Sestertius, 190 AD.
Obv: M COMMOD ANT [P FELI]X AVG BRI[T P P]: Head of Commodus, laureate, right.
Rev: [LIBERAL] AVG VII [P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI] S-C: Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding abacus in extended right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 563.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 19.715 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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EB0467 Lucillia / Venus4 viewsLucillia (wife of Lucius Verus), AR Denarius, 165-169 AD.
Obv: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right.
Rev: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple & scepter.
References: RIC III 784, RSC 70, BMC 322.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.86 grams.
EBNov 19, 2017
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Lucania Sybaris drachm21 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
3 commentsJay GT4Nov 18, 2017
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT4Nov 18, 2017
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RIC 741 Domitian denarius 21 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP
Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear;shield at her left side

Rome September 14, 92 AD-September 13, 93 AD

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
2 commentsJay GT4Nov 18, 2017
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Tarsos, Cilicia, 360-334 BC. AR Hemiobol 0 viewsObv: Baaltars seated left on throne, holding grain-ear and bunch of grapes.
Rev: Forepart of wolf right, front left paw raised, crescent above.
9 mm, 0.5 gr.
BMC 86.
ancientoneNov 18, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.10.36 (plate coin)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193--211
AE 16, 3.26g, 15.64mm, 180°
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICT
Cock advancing r., stepping on snake which is erecting in front of him
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1416, pl. XX, 7 (1 ex., Bukarest)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No. 8.14.10.36 (this coin)
extremely rare (R9), EF, dark green patina

Pick writes: "An unusual type!" The rev is known from a coin of Caracalla HrHJ (2017) No. 8.18.10.22, extremely rare too.
1 commentsJochenNov 18, 2017
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Timur AR Tanka2 viewsISLAMIC, Persia (Post-Mongol). Timurids. Timur (Tamerlane). AH 771-807 / AD 1370-1405. AR Tanka (28mm, 5.81 g, 10h). Citing Chagatai khan Mahmud. Bidlis mint. Undated, circa AH 795-807 / AD 1393-1405. Central Kufic legend: la ilah illa Allah, | Muhammad | [rasuluallah] (There is no deity except God, | Muhammad | [is the messenger of God]); between the lines, Naskh legend: dariba | Bidlis (struck [at] | Bidlis); marginal Naskh legend, counterclockwise from top: Abu Bakr | ['Umar] | ['Uthman] | 'Ali / Naskh legend: al-sultan | Mahmud Khan, | amir (three annulets) Timur | Kurkan khallada | Allah mulkahu (Sultan | Mahmud Khan | amir (three annulets) Timur | Kurkan may God perpetuate his reign). SICA 9, –; Album 2386; Zeno 40460 (this coin). VF, toned, flat strike. Very rare.
From the BRN Collection.
For the beginning of date of this issue at Bidlis, see Diler, Mints, p. 256, n. 4343.
EX: CNG 409, Lot: 851 November 8, 2107.
orfewNov 18, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.48.04-07 var.1 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 16, 2.97g, 16.26mm, 210°
obv. [AV K M A] - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC IC
Clumpsy crescent with 6-pointed star in the cavity
ref. a) nicht in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1615
obv. AMNG I/1, 1614
b) Varbanov 2938
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.18.48.4-7 var. (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.48.6 (same die)
S+, rev. with double struck r.
JochenNov 18, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2017) 8.22.09.02 (rev. only)1 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 27, 13.71g, 27.27mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - N - IKOPOLIT / PROC I
Nike, advancing tiptoed l., holding palm branch in l. arm and in extended r. hand wreath
ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 1666 var. (has N - IKOPOLI)
b) Varbanov 3296 (= AMNG 1666)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.22.9.2 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.22.1.5 (same die)
F+, dark green patina

JochenNov 18, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2017) 8.36.10.05 corr.0 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 12.64g, 27.88mm, 150°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG (VG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC IC (WN and PR ligate)
Hermes, nude, wearing boots, chlamys over l. shoulder, holding kerykeion in l. arm and in
extended r. hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 2058 var. (has ICT)
obv. AMNG I/1, 2057
b) Varbanov 4135 var. (AVG not ligate)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No. 8.36.10.5 corr. (same dies, but writes AVG and ICT)
F+, dark green patina

JochenNov 18, 2017
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Roman Empire, Constantius II4 viewsCa. 348-350 AD.
SMNS
RIC 82
2 commentsXLiNov 18, 2017
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EB0465 Lucillia / Venus6 viewsLucillia AE As, 164-169 AD.
Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev: VENVS S-C, Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand and sceptre in left hand.
References: RIC III 1766; Cohen 75.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 10.336 grams.
Ex: B.A.Seaby Ltd.
EBNov 18, 2017
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Taras, Calabria9 views380-334 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.24g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; A above.
Vlasto 1315; HN Italy 976
From the D. Alighieri collection. ex CNG

I acquired this coin mainly for the provenance, but also because, despite the fact that the Vlasto catalog claims it to be "of barbarous style", I think the fully crested portrait of Athena is quite pretty.





1 commentsEnodiaNov 18, 2017
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EB0463 Lucius Verus / Victory and trophy5 viewsLucius Verus, AE As, 165-166 AD.
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, Laureate head right.
Rev: TR P VI IMP III COS II S-C, Victory, winged, draped, standing left, setting right hand on trophy, at base of which is a shield.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1448.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 12.355 grams.
EBNov 18, 2017
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Artabanos III, AE Chalkous3 viewsAE Chalkous
Parthia, Artabanos III, 10-38 CE
Diameter: 12 mm Weight: 1.45 grams Die axis: 12h

Obverse: Diademed bust to left.

Reverse: King on horseback to right.

Mint: Ekbatana (Hamadan, Iran)

Notes:
- Charles Deetz was an American geographer
- Sellwood type 63.21, Shore 575
- NGC certification number 4372348-009

Ex Pars Coins 2017, Ex Stack's November 1946 (Sale of the Charles H. Deetz Collection), lot 249
PharsalosNov 18, 2017
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Crusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Ć Follis Third type .1 viewsCrusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Ć Follis Third type .
21 mm/3.83g
Obverse : OA ΓΕWΡ St. George, nimbate, on horseback right, spearing dragon below .
Reverse : POTSE/ ΠPIΓKΠ/OC ANT/IOK in four lines , cross above .
Metcalf 95-101 ; CCS 9
CCS 9 ; Metcalf 95-101 ; Schlumberger Pl. II, 12
Vladislav DNov 17, 2017
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EB0462 Lucius Verus / Aequitas4 viewsLucius Verus, AR Denarius, 167-168 AD.
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARM PAR[TH MAX], laureate head right.
Rev: TR P VIII IMP [V COS III], Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 595, RSC 318.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.264 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, MONET AVG1 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197AD
18.5mm 3.21gr
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII; Laureate head, right.
R: MONET AVG; Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 484a; RSC 332; BMC 448-9.
Aorta: 641: B3, O57, R206, T126, M3.
Heritage Auctions Auction 231745; Lot 62089
11/9/17 11/17/17
Nicholas ZNov 17, 2017
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EB0461 Lucius Verus / Providentia4 viewsLucius Verus, AR Denarius, 161-162 AD.
Obv: IMP L VERVS AVG, bare head right.
Rev: PROV DIOR TRP III COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopiae.
References: RIC III 483; BMCRE 207; RSC 154.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.266 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0460 Lucius Verus / Providentia5 viewsLucius Verus, AR Denarius, 161-162 AD.
Obv: IMP L VERVS AVG, bare head right.
Rev: PROV DIOR TRP III COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopiae.
References: RIC III 483; BMCRE 207; RSC 154.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.279 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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270 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Salus seated left3 viewsReference
RIC 270; C. 1342; Strack 267

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head, bust right, drapery on left shoulder and over back

Rev. SALVS AVG
Salus, draped, seated left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over lighted altar

3.20 gr
mm
h
okidokiNov 17, 2017
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1929k ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 1 views

OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.99mm

Weight 4.8 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
SimonNov 17, 2017
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I8 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I
Date: C, 309 AD
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine standing facing, head right, holding spear and globe; T-F//PTR
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 6.69g
Ref: RIC VI 841a
3 commentsXLiNov 17, 2017
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EB0459 Faustina II / Venus and Mars5 viewsFaustina II, AE Dupondius or As, 161-176 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: VENERI VICTRICI S-C, Venus standing right, grasping right arm of Mars standing facing, head left, holding shield.
References: RIC 1680, Cohen 241, BMC 999.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 11.911 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0458 Faustina II / Salus4 viewsFaustina II AE As.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG[VSTA], Draped bust right.
Rev: [??] S-C, Possibly Salus seated left feeding from patera in right hand snake coiled round altar.
References:
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 9.445 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0457 Faustina II / Laetika5 viewsFaustina II, AE As or dupondius, 161-176 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, diademed? wearing a double circlet of pearls?.
Rev: LAETIKA S-C Laetika standing left, holding wreath and sceptre.
References: RIC III, 1655,6,8; Cohen 151.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 13.111 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0456 Faustina II / Juno3 viewsFaustina II, AE As, 161-176 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, hair elaborately waved and fastened in a low chignon, right.
Rev: IVNO S-C, Juno, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand; at left, peacock.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1647.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 12.897 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0455 Faustina II / Peacock5 viewsFaustina II, AE Sestertius, 176-180 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, down cheek, curls, right.
Rev: [CONSECRATIO] S-C: Peacock, with tail spread, standing front, head and body inclined left.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1703.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 14.832 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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1919a ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 2 views
OBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

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

Size 16.57

Weight 2.8gm

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

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

Another beautiful example, much lighter.
SimonNov 17, 2017
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EB0454 Faustina II Diva / Aeternitas4 viewsFaustina II, Commemorative, AE Sestertius, 176-180 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, veiled, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, down cheek, curls, right.
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, raising veil with right hand and holding long torch in left hand.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1691.
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 24 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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EB0453 Faustina II / Venus4 viewsFaustina II, AR Denarius, 145-161 AD.
Obv: FVSTINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, bare-headed, with hair waived and coiled on back of head, draped, right.
Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL: Venus, draped. standing left, holding Victory on right hand and resting left on round shield set on helmet on ground.
References: RIC III 495A.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.19 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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1934C ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 1 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum onlong shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 16.34mm

Weight 3.00gm

This coin and S-1933 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm

This example is a good very fine, my best example.
SimonNov 17, 2017
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EB0452 Marcus Aurelius / Fortuna2 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE As, 169-170 AD.
Obv: [M ANTON]INVS AVG [TR P XXIIII] Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right.
Rev: FORT RED COS III, SC in exergue, Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.
References: RIC III 976.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 8.988 grams.
EBNov 17, 2017
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1921c ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043 1 viewsBust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 15.63mm

Weight 4.0gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

This is one of the most difficult of Alexius coins to obtain. This is only the third example I have seen in twenty years, not in great condition but is a great rarity.
SimonNov 17, 2017
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981 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD
AR quinarius
Obv "IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC"
Laureate, draped and bust right
Rev "PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR"
Victory walking right holding wreath and palm branch
Rome mint
RIC 351var, King 42 (4 ex), Strack 231
mauseusNov 16, 2017
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CALABRIA, Tarentum, c. 385-380 BC. AR Nomos (Contemporary Imitation)7 views21mm, 7.47g, 9h
Nude youth on horseback l., crowning horse with wreath; pellet to l., A below. R/ Phalanthos riding dolphin l., holding kantharos. Cf. Vlasto 413-4; cf. HNItaly 875; SNG Fitzwilliam 257; Fisher-Bossert N 71. Corrosions, VF
1 commentsLeoNov 16, 2017
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Struck A.D.393 - 423. HONORIUS. AE3 of Cyzicus. 2 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust of Honorius holding spear and shield.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory and sceptre; in exergue, SMKΓ.
RIC X : 95
SCARCE
1 comments*AlexNov 16, 2017
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1697 WILLIAM III FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GVLIELMVS•TERTIVS•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of William III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1697.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3557

This portrait of William III was designed under John (Jan) Roettier (1631-c.1700) and his sons, Norbert and James. The Roettiers were medallists from a family whose members had distinguished themselves in the art for nearly two centuries. John was born in Antwerp, the eldest son, he learned the art of medal engraving and stone cutting from his father, Philip Roettiers who was a medallist and goldsmith. At an early age John was an assistant at the Antwerp Mint, but left in 1661 to go to London at the invitation of Charles II. In 1670 he became Chief engraver at the royal Mint, London, and remained at that post until 1698. Norbert Roettiers (1665-1727) was the third son of John Roettiers, with whom he apprenticed. In 1690 he was appointed Assistant Engraver at the Royal Mint, together with his brother James. James, however, was removed from his office at the mint in consequence of the theft of dies from the Tower of London and he died in 1698 after falling from his horse.
*AlexNov 16, 2017
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Price 36544 viewsAlexander lifetime. Kylix to the left. Monogram under the throne. M under the monogram. Heidelberger Munzhandlung 73 lot 54. Nov 15 2017. Incorrectly attributed as a Price 3620 which is the bee to the left.1 commentsChance VandalNov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 836 VAR. 1st OFFICINA1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 3.28g / WIDTH 23mm
RIC 836 VAR. (KAA mintmark unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1102
NOTE: Shield decorated with Emperor on horse surrounded by soldiers

Same obverse die as my coin no. 53 with Virtvs Probi Avg reverse (also from officina "A")

Extremely rare; only the 3rd known specimen to me
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 865 VAR. B BUST PIVS F AVG1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-// KA•Γ•
WEIGHT: 5.21g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 23-24mm
RIC: 865 VAR. (PIVS F AVG LEGEND AND B BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1110
Ex S. Luethi collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. "A" OFFICINA RRR2 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//A
WEIGHT 4.92g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 837 VAR. (MINTMARK "A" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1106
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED AND VERY RARE GREEK LETTER EMMISSION WHICH WAS STRUCK SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PINK'S LATIN LETTER 3rd EMMISSION.

This coin was struk from the same pair of dies as my coin no. 541

Only the 7th known specimen, including my coin no. 541 which is the sixth known (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN + MY OWN DATATBASE)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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ALFOLDI 096.0091 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/T//XXI
WEIGHT: 3.36g / AXIS: 1h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 815 VAR. (OFFICINA T UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI: 096.009 (2 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1114
Ex Gianni collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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ALFOLDI 096.0510 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/T//XXI
WEIGHT: 4.03g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5mm
RIC: 812
ALFOLDI: 096.051 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1118
Ex Gianni collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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ALFOLDI 007.001 ADVENTVS AVGVSTI1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Δ //XXI
WEIGHT: 3.61g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20,5-22mm
RIC: 631
ALFOLDI: 007.001 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1104
Ex Gianni collection; ex. Agora 64 lot 258; ex BLACKMOOR HOARD
Rare and desirable reverse type
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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ALFOLDI 023.008 1 viewsOBVERSE: PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILIT
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P //XXI
WEIGHT: 3.53g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 668
ALFOLDI: 023.008 (4 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1115
Ex Gianni collection
Scarce and desirable obverse legend (the shortest obverse legend in the coinage of Probus)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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ALFOLDI 025.0020 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P //XXI
WEIGHT: 4.30g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 653
ALFOLDI: 025.002 (5 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1105
Ex Gianni collection
Very rare variant of an otherwise popular reverse type for Siscia where Concordia is on the left and Emperor is on the right instead of the other way around as usual (i.e. Emperor on the left and Concordia on the right)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 366 E1 BUST FLORET ON SHIELD0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT: 4.73g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 366
COLLECTION NO. 1116
Ex Gianni collection
NOTE: Shield decorated with floret (a scarce and desirable shield decoration)
Rare
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PROBUS RIC 349 A BUST1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT: 4.16g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22,5-24mm
RIC: 349
COLLECTION NO. 1117
Ex Gianni collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 347 VAR. A BUST2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT: 5.33g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 347 VAR. (A bust unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1103
Ex Gianni collection; ex. Auctiones 42 lot 90; ex. S. Luethi collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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MPR 240 F5 BUST RRR1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//Rζ
WEIGHT: 2.90g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-24mm
RIC: 197 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 240 (only 1 ex. cited in La Venera hoard)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: only 1 ex. cited in La Venera hoard
COLLECTION NO. 1113
Ex Gianni collection
Apparently only the second known specimen in the world!
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5510 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B/-//-
WEIGHT: 3.52g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC: 551
COLLECTION NO. 1112
Ex S. Luethi collection
This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 547 VAR. 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E/-//-
WEIGHT: 3.98g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20mm
RIC: 547 VAR. (E/-//- MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1119
Ex Gianni collection
This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 4430 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate, bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT: 4.05g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 443
COLLECTION NO. 1109
Ex S. Luethi collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 428 VAR. F3 BUST 2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F3 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT: 2.73g / AXIS: 7h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 428 VAR. (F3 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1111
Extremely rare and desirable bust type! This is only the second specimen of this type known to me (the other coming from NAVIS-MUHLEN hoard no. 358)
Ex S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 348 A2 BUST CONSERVA AVG0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVA AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT: 4.05g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 348
COLLECTION NO. 1107
Very rare variant (CONSERVA AVG instead of the usual CONSERVAT AVG) of this otherwise popular reverse minted at Ticinum
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Ć Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 83; DOC 28b; MIB 35; Berk 65)3 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; Bust of Emperor facing right, diademed in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter; NIKM in exergue
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PROBUS RIC 9271 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TE-MP•
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ᴗ//KA
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 24-25mm
RIC 927
COLLECTION NO. 266
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PROBUS RIC 9272 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//KA
WEIGHT 4.62g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC 927
COLLECTION NO. 19
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PROBUS RIC 9270 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA T-EMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//XXI
WEIGHT 4.53g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 927
COLLECTION NO. 428
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 5TH OFFICINA0 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E•//XXI
EMMISSION: 3
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20,5mm
RIC 922
COLLECTION NO. 448
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.
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 6TH OFFICINA0 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ•//XXI
EMMISSION: 3
WEIGHT 3.86g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 922
COLLECTION NO. 705
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.
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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA 40 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 623
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA E1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E//XXIMC
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS:11h
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 15
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PROBUS RIC 904 OFFICINA 5 CHARRIOT ON SHIELD - UNPUBLISHED AND UNIQUE !!! (NEW PHOTO)1 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//E
WEIGHT 4.27g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC 904
COLLECTION NO. 734
NOTE: EMPEROR IN CHARRIOT+ SOLDIERS ON SHIELD - TOTALLY UNPUBLISHED SHIELD DECORATION !!!
UNIQUE !!!
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 904 OFFICINA 11 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//A
WEIGHT 5.63g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC 904
COLLECTION NO. 269
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE+SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 904 OFFICINA 50 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//E
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC 904
COLLECTION NO. 16
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
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PROBUS RIC 9050 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXI
WEIGHT 3.26g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH:20-21
RIC 905
COLLECTION NO. 574
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PROBUS RIC 904 OFFICINA 42 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Δ
WEIGHT 4.01g / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 904
COLLECTION NO. 730
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
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PROBUS RIC 885 VAR. IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG RRR1 views OBVERSE: IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC 885 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG LEGEND AND A2 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 168
4th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN + MY OWN DATABASE
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PROBUS RIC 884 VAR. E1 BUST VIR 2 OFFICINA 2 PERPETVO IMP PROBO AVG RRR1 views OBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP PROBO AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.16g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 884 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH PERPETVO IMP PROBO AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 77
NOTE: SCARCER VARIETY OF THE VIRTVS PROBI AVG LEGEND WHERE THE CAPTIF'S LEGS ARE STRETCHED AND THERE IS NO EXERGUAL LINE
7th KNOWN SPECIMEN
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 864 E1 BUST OFFICINA 11 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.65g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC 864
COLLECTION NO. 1081
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 858 VAR. IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG OFFICINA 12 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAA
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 858 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 507
5th KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN + MY OWN DATABASE)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 855 VAR. B BUST OFFICINA 4 OFFICINA 41 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.02g / AXIS: 7h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 855 VAR. (B BUST AND KAΔ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 354
10th KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 851 VAR. A2 BUST OFFICINA 30 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 851 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 445
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG / VIRT PROBI AVG - UNICUM !!! (new photo)1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRT PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 4.18g / AXIS: 4h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH VIRT PROBI AVG REVERSE LEGEND
COLLECTION NO. 1069
NOTE: extremely rare and desirable abbreviated VIRT PROBI AVG reverse legend (instead of the full VIRTVS PROBI AVG legend). This legend was first published by Ph. Gysen in 2000 in the article: Nouvelles données concernant l'atelier de Serdica sous le rčgne de Probus.

Currently only 23 specimens of this reverse legend are known (information from Ph. Gysen). My specimen is however the only one from officina delta and the only one to have the scarce IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG obverse legend. Therefore it is a true unicum and of the highest numismatic interest!
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 838 E1 BUST OFFICINA 10 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/*/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 4.06g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 23,5mm
RIC: 838
COLLECTION NO. 594
9th KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 837 E1 BUST OFFICINA 40 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAΔ
WEIGHT 5.05g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 837
COLLECTION NO. 595
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
13th KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN + MY OWN DATATBASE)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 841 VAR. BONO IMP M AVR PROBO INVIC AVG RRR0 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP M AVR PROBO INVIC AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/*/-//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 841 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH BONO IMP M AVR PROBO INVIC AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 674
This is only the 2nd known specimen in the world! (information from P.Gysen + my own database)
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 845 A2 BUST OFFICINA 20 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 4.50g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 24mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 399
Barnaba6Nov 16, 2017
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RPC-1666-Domitian28 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
4 commentsDavid AthertonNov 16, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5720 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//ζ XXI
WEIGHT 3.74g / AXIS:12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 572
COLLECTION NO. 658
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 571 VAR. RRR0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLI
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 571 VAR. (MINTMARK IN LEFT FIELD UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 678
EXTREMELY RARE COIN !!!
5th SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD KNOWN TO ME
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5690 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//ΓXXI
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH mm
RIC: 569
COLLECTION NO. 291
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5670 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//ΓXXI
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 567
COLLECTION NO. 214
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5671 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Γ
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 567
COLLECTION NO. 387
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!! (New photo)3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM.
2 commentsBarnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 5310 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 531
COLLECTION NO. 153
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 522 RRR0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/I//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.39g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 522
COLLECTION NO. 810
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (SECOND "I")
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. I5 BUST RRR5 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: I5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (BUST I5 UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 706
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE !!!
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 459 RRR4 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VOTIS X ET XX FEL
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.14g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 459
COLLECTION NO. 134
6th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. F5 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 138
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. F19 BUST 0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.50g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (F19 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 451
RARE AND SOUGH-AFTER BUST TYPE
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 410 VAR. RRR3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 410 var. (B bust unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 725
Very rare and sough-after reverse type for Ticinum!
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 4320 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH:
RIC: 432
COLLECTION NO. 137
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 4261 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 23mm
RIC: 426
COLLECTION NO. 768
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 4370 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm (20mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 437
COLLECTION NO. 561
NOTE: SHIELD WITH ONLY ONE DOT IN THE CENTER
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 388 F19 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONSERVAT
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.66g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-24mm
RIC: 388
COLLECTION NO. 723
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 388 E1 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONSE_RVAT
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 388
COLLECTION NO. 829
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 388 E1 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS P_ROBI AVG
REVERSE: IOVI C_ONS_ERVAT
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 4.05g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 388
COLLECTION NO. 100
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3880 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONSERVAT
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.29g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 388
COLLECTION NO. 248
EX U.N. COLLECTION
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 383 RRR 12 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELDS ON SHIELD1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIFERO
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-25mm
RIC: 383
COLLECTION NO. 384
NOTE: 4TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD; ALL COME FROM THE SAME OBVERSE DIE (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
12 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELD ON SHIELD
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 376 VAR. E8 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 376 VAR. (E8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 458
NOTE: VERY RARE BUST TYPE
7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 376 F19 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.22g / AXIS: 5h
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 147
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3750 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.05g / AXIS: 5h
RIC: 375
COLLECTION NO. 26
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3750 viewsOBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.31g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 375
COLLECTION NO. 561
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST 0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F5 BUST RR0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.84g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 348
EX S.L. COLLECTION
7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT + MY OWN DATABASE)
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3660 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.86g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: 366
COLLECTION NO. 612
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3641 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.94g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: 364
COLLECTION NO. 228
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 361 RR 12 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELDS ON SHIELD0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FELICITA•S • S•EC
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 5h
RIC: 361
COLLECTION NO. 39
NOTE: 8TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
12 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELDS ON SHIELD
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3610 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS SEC
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.84g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC: 361
COLLECTION NO. 198
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3590 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS SEC
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.42g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22,5mm
RIC: 359
COLLECTION NO. 229
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3520 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 4.28g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 352
COLLECTION NO. 278
NOTE: EX S.L. COLLECTION
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3520 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 4.65g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: 352
COLLECTION NO. 199
NOTE: DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 351 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELDS ON SHIELD0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm (20mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 351
COLLECTION NO. 721
NOTE: 10 SOLDIERS WITH SHIELDS ON SHIELD (RARE)
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 319 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//STI
WEIGHT 3.79g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 319
COLLECTION NO. 379
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 3230 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-23mm
RIC: 323
COLLECTION NO. 233
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 347 VAR. E1 BUST RRR0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.64g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 347 VAR. (E BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 508
6TH KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 333 H2 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 21-23mm (21mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 333
COLLECTION NO. 486
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 348 VAR. EXTREMELY RARE AND UNLISTED BUST TYPE !!!1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left holding spear and shield (bust type unlisted in BASTIEN's bust classification)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT 4.62g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 348 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THIS BUST TYPE)
COLLECTION NO. 509
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE UNLISTED IN RIC AND BASTIEN'S BUST CLASSIFICATION !!!
Barnaba6Nov 15, 2017
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Hadrian Denarius 128-32 AD Spes standing Eastern mint12 viewsReference. rare.
cfRIC 181; cfBMC 417; cfC. 390; cfStrack *15

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS - III
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, raising skirt with left

3.27 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidokiNov 15, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (Circa 1400s ) Billon denier.3 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (Circa 1400s ) Billon denier.
+CONVENTO RODI (or variant ) castle
+OSPITALIS IERVSLEM ( or variant ) Cross
Schlumberger Pl.XII , 1-5.
Vladislav DNov 15, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (1319-1360) Billon denier. 3 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (1319-1360) Billon denier.
+•CIVIS•RODI Genoese style gateway , pellet right.
+MAGR•hOSPITAL Cross
CCS 9. Schlumberger Pl.X , 3
Vladislav DNov 15, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (Circa 1400s ) Billon denier. 2 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Anonymous (Circa 1400s ) Billon denier.
14 mm. / 0.4 g.
+CONVENTO RODI (or variant ) castle
+OSPITALIS IERVSLEM ( or variant ) Cross
Schlumberger Pl.XII , 1-5.
Vladislav DNov 15, 2017
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075c Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Ocean reclining5 viewsReference.
RIC 75c; Strack 104; C.1110

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Ocean reclining left, holding anchor in right hand and resting left arm on dolphin

3.33 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidokiNov 15, 2017
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EB0451 Marcus Aurelius / Salus2 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Dupondius, 169-171 AD.
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P (XX???), radiate head right
Rev: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus standing left, holding sceptre and feeding serpent rising from altar, S-C across fields.
References: RIC 965,966,982,1010.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 12.343 grams.
EBNov 15, 2017
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EB0450 Marcus Aurelius / DECENN3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 170-171 AD.
Obv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right
Rev: VOTA SOL DECENN II S-C, emperor standing left, sacrificing over tripod altar, bull at feet, COS III in ex.
References: RIC 1014.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 22.4 grams.
EBNov 15, 2017
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EB0449 Marcus Aurelius / DECENNALIVM3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 170-171 AD.
Obv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV: Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right
Rev: VOTA SOLVTA DECENNALIVM S-C, COS III in exergue, Marcus Aurelius, veiled, togate, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over a tripod; at his feet, a bull.
References: RIC III 1016.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 24.89 grams.
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EB0448 Marcus Aurelius / Legend in wreath2 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 170-171 AD.
Obv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right.
Rev: PRIMI-DECEN-NALES-COS III-S C in five lines within laurel wreath.
References: RIC 1006, Cohen 497.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 23.4 grams.
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EB0445 Faustina I / Juno4 viewsFaustina I, AE Sestertius, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, diademed & draped bust right.
Rev: IVNO S-C, Juno standing left, holding patera & long scepter.
References: RIC 1143.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 25.64 grams.
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EB0444 Faustina I / Aeternitas2 viewsFaustina I, AE Sestertius, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix and sceptre.
References: RIC 1103(a,b).
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 22.77 grams.
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03 Constantius II3 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark AN gamma I.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
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03 Constantius II4 views23mm, 4.3g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANAI.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II,
22x23mm, 5.8g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN epsilon in ex Antioch 132
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Alexius III (1195 - 1203 A.D.)9 viewsBillon Trachy
O: IC-XC, + KE HQEI Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll & raising hand in benediction.
R: [ALEZIW ECP TW KWCTANTI] Alexius & St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara, globe cross between.
Constantinople mint
3.29g
30mm
Sear 2013
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Constantine IV, King of Armenia *Gosdantin IV* (1365-1373 A.D.)9 viewsAR Takvorin
O: +ԿՈՍՏԸ(ԱՆԴԻՆ) (ԹԱԳԱ)ՈՐ ՀՈՑ, King riding right holding cross sceptre, below horse s
R.+ՉԻՆԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ , lion right, right paw raised, cross in back, below s.
Sis (now Kozan, Turkey) mint,
18mm
1.98g
Bed.2106
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)11 viewsAR Denarius
O: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R:TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath with her right hand, cradling trophy with her left arm.
Rome mint. Struck 180 A.D.
3.14g
19mm
RIC III 411 var. (bust type); BMCRE 808; MIR 18, 463-4/37; RSC 975a.

Scarce
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Galerius10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT; Galerius stg. right, holding spear and globe.
Ex: XXIT
Ticinum
RIC 715
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Crusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Ć Follis5 viewsCrusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Ć Follis second type .
Obverse : MH - OV.
The Virgin standing facing, orans.
Reverse : Legend in five lines.
KE BOH / ΘEITWCW / ΔOVλWP / OTSEPI / W.
CCS 8 ; Metcalf 89-94 ; Schlumberger Pl. II, 11
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CRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Ć Follis5 viewsCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Ć Follis
Ć Follis. 8.23 g. Heavy issue .
Obverse : armed warrior standing left holding sword and shield .
Reverse : True Cross on two-stepped base , large pellet in each upper angle , three pellets and sprig in each lower angle .

CCS 7 ; Slocum 11 ; Porteous, NC 1975 Class 3 ;
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CRUSADER STATES, County of Edessa, Baldwin II, Second reign (1108-1118). 4 viewsCRUSADER STATES, County of Edessa, Baldwin II, Second reign (1108-1118).
Small Module AE follis 22 mm / 3.1 g.
Baldwin standing left, wearing conical helmet and chain-armor, holding long cross in right hand and resting left hand on shield.
B-H-Δ-N, around small cross.
Cf. Metcalf, Crusades 113-114; Schlumberger pl. I, 10; CCS 11.
Overstruck on an earlier issue of Baldwin II CCS 9
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MPR 4850 views OBVERSE: PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥E
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: 11h
RIC: 170
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 485 (217 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 124
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MPR 4754 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥E
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH:
RIC: 169 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 475 (168 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 127
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MPR 4761 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥ζ
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH:21-22mm
RIC: 213
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 476 (92 EX.)
COLLECTION NO.406
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MPR 477 VAR. IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!) APPARENTLY UNIQUE!!! new photo3 views OBVERSE: IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥ζ
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 214 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 477 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP PR•BVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 779
APPARENTLY UNIQUE
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MPR 4780 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RZ
WEIGHT 3.83g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH: 20-21mm
RIC: 155
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 478 (175 EX.)
COLLECTION NO.48
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MPR 4840 views OBVERSE: PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥Δ
WEIGHT 4.28g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 187
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 484 (250 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 125
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MPR 4701 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥A
WEIGHT 4.08g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 220
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 470 (158 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 7
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MPR 4710 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONS PROB AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥B
WEIGHT 3.47g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 173
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 471 (172 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 926
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MPR 4720 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥Γ
WEIGHT 3.36g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 200
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 472 (173 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 254
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MPR 4720 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥Γ
WEIGHT 3.92g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21,5-22mm
RIC: 200
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 472 (173 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1067
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MPR 449 0 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RA
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH:21-23mm
RIC: 222 var. (RA mintmark unlisted)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 449 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1077
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MPR 455 0 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RГ
WEIGHT 4.12g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 455 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 906
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MPR 4570 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΓ
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20mm
RIC: 156
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 457 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 496
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MPR 4590 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 4.35g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 459 (10 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 495
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MPR 4420 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(WREATH)Γ
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 200
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 442 (34 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 493
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MPR 4410 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONS PROB AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(wreath)B
WEIGHT 3.84g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC: 173
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 441 (20 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 347
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MPR 4390 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(wreath)A
WEIGHT 3.74g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 220
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 439 (28 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 329
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MPR 4350 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(WREATH)Z
WEIGHT 3.56g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 435 (22 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 410
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1945 JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 3 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

I have this coin in the best of type gallery. Beautiful example.
SimonNov 14, 2017
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MPR 3410 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Z
WEIGHT 3.27g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 341 (34 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 513
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MPR 3240 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*A
WEIGHT 2.70g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20mm
RIC: 222
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 324 (28 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 557
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MPR 4280 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(WREATH)E
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 202 VAR. (MINTMARK)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 428 (9 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 584
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MPR 4310 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(WREATH)ζ
WEIGHT 3.39g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 431 (19 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 720
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MPR 4210 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(wreath)Γ
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH mm
RIC: 185
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 421 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 129
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MPR 3740 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗE
WEIGHT 4.04g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 185
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 374 (50 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 925
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MPR 313 VERY RARE0 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Δ
WEIGHT 3.50g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 165
J. GUILLEMAIN, MPR 313 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 947
NOTE: REGULAR WREATH TIES
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MPR 274 VAR. (UNLISTED IN MPR)0 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Δ
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: 190 VAR. (MINTMARK)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: MPR 274 VAR. (REGULAR WREATH TIES INSTEAD OF DIVERGENT WREATH TIES) = UNLISTED !!!
COLLECTION NO. 381
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MPR 2730 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Δ
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: h / WIDTH 25mm
RIC: 160
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 273 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 719
NOTE: DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
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MPR 2080 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΓ
WEIGHT 4.26g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 165
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 208 (10 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 15 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 589
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MPR 2030 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΓ
WEIGHT 4.48g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 194
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 203 (9 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 12 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 344
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MPR 169 RRR0 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Rζ
WEIGHT 4.23g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 166
J.Guillemain, MPR 169 (1 ex.)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006 (6 ex.)
Collection no. 812
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MPR 168 RRR1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Rζ
WEIGHT 3.70g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-24mm
RIC: 240 var. (Rζ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
J.Guillemain, MPR 168 (1 ex.)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006 (3 ex.)
Collection no. 820
ex. M.V. collection
6th known specimen
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MPR 152 VAR. UNLISTED WITH VIRTVS AVG LEGEND EXTREMELY RARE0 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 226 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 152 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ABBREVIATED LEGEND VIRTVS AVG)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 921
NOTE: UNPUBLISHED COIN. SECOND KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN P.GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
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MPR 150 RARE0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 4.30g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 166
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 150 (4 EX.)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 9 ex. (INCLUDING SPECIMENS WITH DECORATED SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 976
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MPR 0360 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIZ
WEIGHT 4.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 19-21mm
RIC: 642 (SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 036 (36 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 518
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MPR 0300 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIζ
WEIGHT 3.77g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 801 (SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 030 (70 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 155
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MPR 0010 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENTIA AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIA
WEIGHT 3.32g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH:23-24mm
RIC: 726 (SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 1 (85 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 183
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THRACE, Philippopolis. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Ć 20mm 2 viewsObv. AVT KAI ΛAVPH KOMOΔOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. font face=symbol>FILIPPO-POLETWN , Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus.
References: Mouchmov 5226; BMC Thrace -; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov 1043.
20mm, 3.5 grams.
CanaanNov 14, 2017
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RPC-1503-Domitian24 viewsAR Drachm, 3.22g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
RPC 1503 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Two lyres with owl perched on top
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

A small issue of drachms were struck by Domitian for Lycia in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. These drachms were produced alongside Domitian's Roman style cistophori from the same year. Both issues share the same Macedonian silver content of 80% fineness. The drachms weighed about one third of a cistophorus and likely were valued accordingly. It is not known if the two denominations circulated together or separately. Because of the drachms similar weight and appearance with contemporary denarii, they appear in denarius hoards all over the empire and seemed to have circulated with them. Interestingly, this drachm has the traditional Lycian lyres along with Athena's owl, perhaps an appropriate nod to Domitian's favourite deity.

Old cabinet toning and fine late style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonNov 14, 2017
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EB0443 Antoninus Pius / Genius COS IIII1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 160-161 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XXIIII COS IIII S-C, Genius standing left sacrificing over altar from patera and holding sceptre.
References: RIC 1052; Sear 4320; Cohen 1052.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 9.237 grams.
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EB0442 Antoninus Pius / Annona COS IIII1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 153-154 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII, laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG COS IIII S-C, Annona standing front, looking right, between a modius containing corn-ears and poppies on an altar or cippus to left and a basket of fruit to right, holding branch in left hand.
References: RIC 921; BMCRE 1952; Cohen 45.
Diameter: 28.6mm, Weight: 10.481 grams.
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Cilician Armenia. Levon I, the Great (1199-1219)1 viewsNercessian 288 var. (rev. legend), Bedoukian 276

AR tram (average weight nearly 3.0 grams; average purity 90%) 3.20 g., 22.98 mm. max., 270°

Obv: + ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (= Lewon Tagawor Hayots = Levon, King of Armenians), King wearing a crown and a royal mantel, holding a cross in the right hand and fleur-de-lis in the left, seated on a throne ornamented with lion heads, feet resting on a footstool, his left foot turned outward.

Rev.: + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾ (= Karogowt eambn astowtzoy = By the will of God), cross between two lions, rampant, regardant.

The common tram of Levon I was struck during his entire reign, and probably for several years after his death until the coronation of Hetoum I as king (in 1226). The sequence of issue is unknown and all classification systems are artificial.
StkpNov 14, 2017
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EB0441 Antoninus Pius / Salus3 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, 139 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P, radiate head right.
Rev: COS II S-C, Salus standing left by altar, holding rudder on globe and feeding serpent rising from the altar.
References: RIC 551 note; Riv. Ital. 1911, p. 190.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 14.367 grams.
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EB0440 Antoninus Pius / Annona standing left1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, 157-158 AD
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, radiate head right.
Rev: TR POT XXI COS IIII, S-C, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and rudder on prow.
References: RIC III 993.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 11.118 grams.
EBNov 14, 2017
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BASTIEN 3940 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -B//-
WEIGHT 4.24g / AXIS 12h
RIC: 124
BASTIEN: 394 (21 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 61
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BASTIEN 4210 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Ɔ//-
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC: 128 VAR. (-/Ɔ//- MINTMARK UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 421 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1050
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BASTIEN 4240 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: D-//-
WEIGHT 4.00 g / AXIS 8h
RIC: 119
BASTIEN: 424 (41 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 69
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BASTIEN 3340 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PROBI AVG (HERCULES)
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 4.27 g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 71 VAR. (B BUST UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 334 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1064
NOTE: SCARCE AND VERY DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE WITH HERCVLES AS PROBVS' COMES INSTEAD OF (MUCH MORE COMMON) MINERVA
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BASTIEN 3530 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.78g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22,5 mm
RIC: 109
BASTIEN: 353 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 905
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BASTIEN 365 RRR0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 20mm
RIC: 91
BASTIEN: 365 (1 EX.) - RRR!!!
COLLECTION NO: 440
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BASTIEN 3741 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: COMES AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A-//-
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 116
BASTIEN: 374 (27 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 255
Barnaba6Nov 13, 2017
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BASTIEN 382 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B-//-
WEIGHT 4.29g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 117 VAR. (MINTMARK)
BASTIEN: 382 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 586
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BASTIEN 314 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.47g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 314 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 349
Barnaba6Nov 13, 2017
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BASTIEN 3150 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.64 g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 315 (43 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 63
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BASTIEN 3200 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: MARTI VICTORI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 2.98g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 89
BASTIEN: 320 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 207
NOTE: EX S.L. COLLECTION
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BASTIEN 326 RR0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SPES PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 4.07g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 100 VAR. (BUST A UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 326 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 647
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BASTIEN 328 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SPES P-ROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 23mm
RIC: 100
BASTIEN: 328 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 356
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BASTIEN 179 OR 166 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 4.26g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 23mm
RIC: 37
BASTIEN: 179 (14 ex.) OR 166 (23 ex.)
COLLECTION NO: 726

NOTE: BASTIEN'S DIVISION BETWEEN LUGDUNUM'S II AND III EMMISSION UNDER PROBUS IS DEBATABLE AND THE SOLE CRITERION OF THE DIVISION BETWEEN THOSE TWO EMMISSION (STYLE OF THE EMPEROR'S PORTRAIT) SEEMS OBSCURE, AT LEAST TO ME.
Barnaba6Nov 13, 2017
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BASTIEN 182 OR 172 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: LAETITIA AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 4.14g / AXIS 1h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 31
BASTIEN: 182 (29 ex.) OR 172 (28 ex.)
COLLECTION NO: 336
NOTE: BASTIEN'S DIVISION BETWEEN LUGDUNUM'S II AND III EMMISSION UNDER PROBUS IS DEBATABLE AND THE SOLE CRITERION OF THE DIVISION BETWEEN THOSE TWO EMMISSION (STYLE OF THE EMPEROR'S PORTRAIT) SEEMS OBSCURE, AT LEAST TO ME.
Barnaba6Nov 13, 2017
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BASTIEN 2120 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.70g / AXIS 1h / WIDTH:21-22 mm
RIC: 106
BASTIEN: 212 (9 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 188
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BASTIEN 249 0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ABVNDANTIA AVG
BUST TYPE: F9
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 3.27g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 59
BASTIEN: 249 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 302
NOTE: RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE
Barnaba6Nov 13, 2017
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BASTIEN 2870 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 4.56g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21-24mm
RIC: 84
BASTIEN 287 (25 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 742
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Alexandria, Galba, Billon-Tetradrachme, year2, AD 68-695 viewsObv.: ΣEPOYI ΓAΛBA AYTO KAIΣ ΣEBA, Laureate head right LB=year2
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPEA, Draped bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant's skin; simpulum before.
Billon, 23mm, 12.7 grams
Köln 226; Dattari 301; Milne 348; Emmett 170; RPC I 5341
1 commentsCanaanNov 13, 2017
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Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 130-31 AD 3 viewsObverse: Laurete draped cuirassed right . 
AYT KAI TPAI AΔΡΙΑ CEB
Reverse: Hadrian standing left holding scepter receiving ears of corn from Alexandria who stands right, facing him, holding vexillum. Regnal year L IE ( 15th) in field
References: Dattari 1267; BMCG 669; Cologne 1026; Milne 1294.
Weight: 9.1 gr
Diameter: 23 mm
1 commentsCanaanNov 13, 2017
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EB0438 Antoninus Pius / Annona1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 140-144 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG S-C. Annona standing right, holding cornupiae and two grain-ears over modius, prow at right.
References: RIC 597.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 27.35 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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EB0437 Antoninus Pius / Genius of the Senate1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 142 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev: GENIO SENATVS S-C, Genius of the Senate standing left, holding branch and sceptre.
References: RIC 605; Sear 4177; Cohen 400.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 23.73 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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EB0436 Antoninus Pius / Concordia2 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 140-144 AD.
Obv: ANONINVS AVG PI-VS P P [TR P COS III], laureate head right.
Rev: [CONCORDIA] EXERCITVVM, Concordia standing left, holding Victory and military standard.
References: RIC 600a; BMC 1232; Sear 4157.
Diameter: 34mm, Weight: 26.25 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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RIC 0126 Titus19 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 13, 2017
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EB0435 Antoninus Pius / sacrificing over altar3 viewsAntoninus Pius, AR Denarius.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, laureate head right.
Rev: VOTA SUSCEPTA DEC III, COS IIII below, Antoninus standing left sacrificing over tripod altar.
References: RIC 293 note 2; RSC 1115.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.22 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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EB0434 Antoninus Pius / Tranquillitas0 viewsAntoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 151-152 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII, TRANQ below, Tranquillitas standing right with rudder and corn ears.
References: RIC 218; RSC 826.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.983 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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EB0432 Aelius Caesar / Felicitas1 viewsAelius Caesar, AR Denarius, 137-138 AD.
Obv: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
Rev: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 430, RSC 50, BMC 969.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.091 grams.
EBNov 13, 2017
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Akanthos, Macedonia2 views500 - 470 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.317 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Forepart of lioness right, head turned so the top of the head is seen, floral ornament (acanthus) above, dotted line at truncation, dotted ground line
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
HGC 3, 386; Sear 1363a; Rosen 84; BMC Macedonia p. 33, 10/12; Weber II 1875;
[SNG Cop 7; SNG ANS 18/23; SNG Berry 4; AMNG III/2 13]

Ex Forum GA85066, ex Gorny & Mosch auction 245, part of lot 1906
JaimelaiNov 12, 2017
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S.779 Anglo-Saxon sceat3 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.779
Series C1
O: Radiate bust right, APA in runes
R: Degenerated standard with TOTII

The quality of the artistry during the primary phase decreased as time progressed. The reverse "standard" is derived from old Roman coins.

Ex- Copperbark Ltd, DNW 12 Nov 2015 (lot 8), Julian Birch, Patrick Finn FPL 17 (27)
NapNov 12, 2017
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Horse8 viewsGrant HNov 12, 2017
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Horse2 viewsGrant HNov 12, 2017
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Horse4 viewsGrant HNov 12, 2017
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S.777 Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.777
Series BI
O: Diademed head right within serpent circle, pellets in front of face
R: Bird on cross

Series B sceattas likely originated in Kent and over time migrated up to East Anglia.

Possibly a contemporary imitation of a series B sceat, though many "official" types are extroardinarily blundered.

Ex- Leodis Hammered Coins, EMC 2013.0096
1 commentsNapNov 12, 2017
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Owl4 viewsGrant HNov 12, 2017
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S.783 Anglo-Saxon sceat2 viewsSceatta, in the name of "Vernus"
Monarch: unknown
Mint: unknown (probably East Anglia)
S.783
O: Degenerate head, "VERNVS" surrounding
R: Standard with angular symbols

The "Vernus" sceattas are an enigmatic group with strong influence from continental Merovingian coins, and most likely originate in East Anglia. Whether the word Vernus has anything to do with spring-time, is of course unclear, but it seems unlikely to be a proper name so perhaps it beckons to a pre-Christian spring ritual.

This type seems to have produced for a while, and later degenrated into illegible circumscription and an unrecognizable face.

It is unclear when exactly these coins were produced, but it was probably during the primary phase, ~680-710.

Ex- Charles Wood
NapNov 12, 2017
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PROBUS RESTITVT ORBIS 2ND OFFICINA VERY RARE1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
EMMISSION: 4
WEIGHT: / AXIS:/ DIAMETER:
RIC 925 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1108

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 5 specimens of this type are cited in the above article
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 2ND OFFICINA 3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B•//XXI
EMMISSION: 3
WEIGHT: / AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC 922
COLLECTION NO. 1101

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.
Barnaba6Nov 12, 2017
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S.860 Eanred (Tidwine)3 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Tidwine
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
Pirie unlisted
Phase Ia
O: +EANRED REX
R: TIDVNI
Motif: 5/1b

Tidwine is a rare moneyer who coined for Eanred early in his reign. His coins are silver sceats. He is not known to have coined for any other monarchs.

Ex- Spink, Lord Stewartby
NapNov 12, 2017
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BASTIEN 155 (NEW PHOTO)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 2.88g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 56
BASTIEN: 155 (13 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 339
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BASTIEN 164 ORIES AVG (SIC!) NEW PHOTO2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 44
BASTIEN: 164 (48 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 193
NOTE: ERRONEOUS REVERSE LEGEND: ORIES AVG INSTEAD OF ORIENS AVG
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BASTIEN 166 OR 179 (NEW PHOTO)2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 5.05g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 21-24mm
RIC: 37
BASTIEN: 166 (23 ex.) OR 179 (14 ex.)
COLLECTION NO: 52

NOTE: BASTIEN'S DIVISION BETWEEN LUGDUNUM'S II AND III EMMISSION UNDER PROBUS IS DEBATABLE AND THE SOLE CRITERION OF THE DIVISION BETWEEN THOSE TWO EMMISSION (STYLE OF THE EMPEROR'S PORTRAIT) SEEMS OBSCURE, AT LEAST TO ME.
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BASTIEN 169 (NEW PHOTO)2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.00g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 21-24mm
RIC: 45
BASTIEN: 169 (24 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 192
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S.813A Anglo-Saxon sceat3 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.813A
Series R10
O: Bust on pyramidal neck, name Wigrćd (in runes) to right
R: Standard with angular symbols

The name Wigrćd is probably that of a moneyer, rather than a king or civic official. Other moneyers include Epa and Tilbeorht, the former of which is fairly common, and the latter, along with Wigrćd is quite uncommon.

Ex- eBay, Silbury Coins
NapNov 12, 2017
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S.804 Anglo-Saxon sceat9 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin, approximately 730-760
Mint: ?London ?East Anglia
Series L, type 12
S.804
Abramson 23-10
O: Diademed draped bust, above head "CNOONN"
R: Helmeted figure with two crosses, likely standing in a boat

This unusual sceatta has mostly been found in East Anglia, suggesting its manufacture was in that region. The inscription is probably meant to read "LVNDONIA" and is possibly copied from other coins that read "DE LVNDONIA". The moneyer was likely illiterate as the majority of these coins appear blundered.

The figure on the back, holding the two crosses, and standing on what appears to be a (very small) boat, may be a missionary teaching Christianity to other peoples somewhere across the North Sea or English Channel. The reverse appears on other sceats, such as coins of series K.

Ex- Silbury Coins
2 commentsNapNov 12, 2017
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EB0431 Sabina / Venus2 viewsSabina, AE Sestertius, 136-137 AD
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA [HADRIANI AVG P P], draped bust right, hair in plait.
Rev: [VENERI GE]NERETICI S-C, Venus standing right, drawing out fold of drapery & holding apple.
References: RIC 1035; Cohen 74; BMC 1883
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 21.37 grams.
1 commentsEBNov 12, 2017
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50 OWLS2 viewsFormation of 50 OwlscicerokidNov 12, 2017
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Sicily, Syracuse, c. 435-415 BC. Ć Tetras8 views16mm, 3.57g, 9h
Head of Arethusa r.; dolphin behind. R/ Octopus; three pellets around. CNS II, 1; SNG ANS 376ff.; HGC 2, 1428. Dark green patina, VF - Good VF
1 commentsLeoNov 12, 2017
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Lucania, Paestum, c. 218-201 BC. Ć Quadrans5 views16mm, 3.65g, 9h
Head of Poseidon r.; three pellets behind. R/ Dolphin r.; three pellets above, palm below. Crawford 6/2; HNItaly 1197. Green patina, VF
LeoNov 12, 2017
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Lucania, Velia, c. 440/35-400 BC. AR Didrachm8 views20mm, 7.58g, 11h
Head of Athena l., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin, palmette on neck guard. R/ Lion attacking stag r. Williams 139; HNItaly 1270. VF
LeoNov 12, 2017
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Calabria, Tarentum, c. 480-470 BC. AR Hexas2 views4mm, 0.13g
Cockle shell. R/ Wheel of four spokes. Vlasto 1118; HNItaly 836. Rare, Good VF
LeoNov 12, 2017
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EB0429 Hadrian / Pax1 viewsHadrian, AE AS, 121-122. AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right.
Rev: P M TR P COS III S-C, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 616c or other var; Cohen 1141,1142 or var.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 9.716 grams.
EBNov 12, 2017
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The 3 "Roma's"0 viewsYou might think that the three coins are the same symbol but no. The first left is seated Roma, the next is seated Roma being crowned with a wreath by Nike ( sadly only the hand and crown are visible the rest being off-flan),and the next is a seated female figure too. However she is seated Aetolia. The coin is an imitation of seated Roma in all aspects but they have substituted their own local personification.
Could this be a subtle mocking of Roman power leaving the 2 magistrates names and presumably they were-pro-Roman?
cicerokidNov 12, 2017
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EB0428 Hadrian / Hilaritas1 viewsHadrian, AE Sestertius, 128-132 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate bust right.
Rev: HILARITAS P R S-C, COS III in ex, Hilaritas standing facing holding palm & cornucopia, two small children flanking her.
References: RIC 970, Cohen 819, BMC 1372.
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 24.64 grams.
EBNov 12, 2017
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EB0427 Hadrian / Concordia2 viewsHadrian, AR Denarius, 117 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS, Concordia seated left, holding patera, cornucopiae beneath throne, CONCORD in ex.
References: RIC 9c; BMC 18; RSC 248.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.128 grams.
EBNov 12, 2017
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EB0426 Hadrian / Galley0 viewsHadrian, AE AS, 124-128 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Rev: COS III, galley with rowers & pilot right, SC below.
References: RIC 673, Cohen 446, BMC 1342.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 10.699 grams.
EBNov 12, 2017
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EB0425 Hadrian / Diana0 viewsHadrian, AE Sestertius, 136 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev: S-C, Diana standing facing, head left, holding arrow & bow.
References: RIC 777; Cohen 1364.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 23.2 grams.
EBNov 12, 2017
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roman lead trade weight?0 viewsplain all sides
14 by 16 by 4mm
17.12g
wileycNov 12, 2017
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Roman lead trade weight?0 viewsPlain all sides
11 by 11 by 3mm
5.46g
wileycNov 12, 2017
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Roman Empire , CORINTHIA, Corinth. Nero. AD 54-68.4 viewsCORINTHIA, Corinth. Nero. AD 54-68. Ć 21 (7.61 g). Ti. Claudius Optatus and C. Julius Polyaenus, duovirs. Struck AD 57-58 or 58-59. Bare head right / Bellerophon advancing left, holding shield and seizing by bridle Pegasus standing left. aVG, green patina.SamNov 11, 2017
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Sear 01652 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Half-follis, weight 8.71g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople, fourth officina, struck in 559/60 CE (= regnal year 33). Neither Hahn nor DOC lists the Δ officina for this year. Abu GalyonNov 11, 2017
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Septimius Severus, AE17, Nikopolis ad Istrum3 viewsAD 193 - 211
Diameter 16.48-16.72mm
Weight 3.54 grams

Obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHPOC, Laureate head right
Rev. [NIKO]ΠΟΛ - ΙΤΩΝ, Zeus seated left holding Patera & Sceptre

The following attribution was taken from the Member's Gallery titled Jochen/Provincials/: Nikopolis ad Istrum
a) AMNC 1/1, 1347
b) Not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.1.19

I like most collectors (if not all) am proud of the items in my collection. I can not express how disappointed I am in my photos of this coin. In hand the obverse of this coin is stunning with a rich deep green patina and bold details. To some extent there appears to be luster under the patina. The coin's reverse is also nicely struck but the nice green patina is not uniform in that there are small areas of brown, also unlike the obverse the reverse is slightly off center.

My cost $25 plus an S&H fee of $9!!!!
Richard M10Nov 11, 2017
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1ap_2 Messalina3 viewsThird wife of Claudius, married in 38 (?)

AE 20, Knossos mint

Bare head of Claudius left, CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS

Draped bust of Messalina right, VALERIA MESSALINA [CAPITONE CYTHERONTE IIVIR] or [CYTHERO CAPITONE] (end of legend off flan)

According to Suetonius: [Claudius] was betrothed twice at an early age: to Aemilia Lepida, great-granddaughter of Augustus, and to Livia Medullina, who also had the surname of Camilla and was descended from the ancient family of Camillus the dictator. He put away the former before their marriage, because her parents had offended Augustus; the latter was taken ill and died on the very day which had been set for the wedding. He then married Plautia Urgulanilla, whose father had been honoured with a triumph, and later Aelia Paetina, daughter of an ex-consul. He divorced both these, Paetina for trivial offences, but Urgulanilla because of scandalous lewdness and the suspicion of murder. Then he married Valeria Messalina, daughter of his cousin Messala Barbatus. But when he learned that besides other shameful and wicked deeds she had actually married Gaius Silius, and that a formal contract had been signed in the presence of witnesses, he put her to death and declared before the assembled praetorian guard that inasmuch as his marriages did not turn out well, he would remain a widower, and if he did not keep his word, he would not refuse death at their hands. . . . [He later married Agrippina Jr.]

He had children by three of his wives: by Urgulanilla, Drusus and Claudia; by Paetina, Antonia; by Messalina, Octavia and a son, at first called Germanicus and later Britannicus. . . .

But it is beyond all belief, that at the marriage which Messalina had contracted with her paramour Silius he signed the contract for the dowry with his own hand, being induced to do so on the ground that the marriage was a feigned one, designed to avert and turn upon another a danger which was inferred from certain portents to threaten the emperor himself. . . .

He was so terror-stricken by unfounded reports of conspiracies that he had tried to abdicate. When, as I have mentioned before, a man with a dagger was caught near him as he was sacrificing, he summoned the senate in haste by criers and loudly and tearfully bewailed his lot, saying that there was no safety for him anywhere; and for a long time he would not appear in public. His ardent love for Messalina too was cooled, not so much by her unseemly and insulting conduct, as through fear of danger, since he believed that her paramour Silius aspired to the throne. . . .

Appius Silanus met his downfall. When Messalina and Narcissus had put their heads together to destroy him, they agreed on their parts and the latter rushed into his patron's bed-chamber before daybreak in pretended consternation, declaring that he had dreamed that Appius had made an attack on the emperor. Then Messalina, with assumed surprise, declared that she had had the same dream for several successive nights. A little later, as had been arranged, Appius, who had received orders the day before to come at that time, was reported to be forcing his way in, and as if were proof positive of the truth of the dream, his immediate accusation and death were ordered. . . .


1 commentsBlindadoNov 11, 2017
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1af Lepidus_21 viewsQuinarius

M LEP IMP, simpulum, aspergillum, axe (surmounted by wolf's head) & ape

M ANT IMP, lituus, capis (jug) and raven

Military mint with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus & Antony in Transalpine Gaul, 44-42 BC

Cr489/3, Syd 1158a

Lepidus was a member of the Second Triumvirate.

According to Plutarch's Life of Pompey: Sulla, however, was annoyed at seeing to what a height of reputation and power Pompey was advancing, but being ashamed to obstruct his career, he kept quiet. Only, when in spite of him and against his wishes Pompey made Lepidus consul, by canvassing for him and making the people zealously support him through their goodwill towards himself, seeing Pompey going off through the forum with a throng, Sulla said: "I see, young man, that you rejoice in your victory; and surely it was a generous and noble thing for Lepidus, the worst of men, to be proclaimed consul by a larger vote than Catulus, the best of men, because you influenced the people to take this course. Now, however, it is time for you to be wide awake and watchful of your interests; you have made your adversary stronger than yourself." But Sulla showed most clearly that he was not well-disposed to Pompey by the will which he wrote. For whereas he bequeathed gifts to other friends, and made some of them guardians of his son, he omitted all mention of Pompey. And yet Pompey bore this with great composure, and loyally, insomuch that when Lepidus and sundry others tried to prevent the body of Sulla from being buried in the Campus Martius, or even from receiving public burial honours, he came to the rescue, and gave to the interment alike honour and security.

Soon after the death of Sulla, his prophecies were fulfilled, and Lepidus tried to assume Sulla's powers. He took no circuitous route and used no pretence, but appeared at once in arms, stirring up anew and gathering about himself the remnants of faction, long enfeebled, which had escaped the hand of Sulla. His colleague, Catulus, to whom the incorrupt and sounder element in the senate and people attached themselves, was the great Roman of the time in the estimate set upon his wisdom and justice, but was thought better adapted for political than military leadership. The situation itself, therefore, demanded Pompey, who was not long in deciding what course to take. He took the side of the nobility, and was appointed commander of an army against Lepidus, who had already stirred up a large part of Italy and was employing Brutus to hold Cisalpine Gaul with an army.

Other opponents against whom Pompey came were easily mastered by him, but at Mutina, in Gaul, he lay a long while besieging Brutus. Meanwhile, Lepidus had made a hasty rush upon Rome, and sitting down before it, was demanding a second consulship, and terrifying the citizens with a vast throng of followers. But their fear was dissipated by a letter brought from Pompey, announcing that he had brought the war to a close without a battle. For Brutus, whether he himself betrayed his army, or whether his army changed sides and betrayed him, put himself in the hands of Pompey, and receiving an escort of horsemen, retired to a little town upon the Po. Here, after a single day had passed, he was slain by Geminius, who was sent by Pompey to do the deed. And Pompey was much blamed for this. For as soon as the army of Brutus changed sides, he wrote to the senate that Brutus had surrendered to him of his own accord; then he sent another letter denouncing the man after he had been put to death. The Brutus who, with Cassius, killed Caesar, was a son of this Brutus, a man who was like his father neither in his wars nor in his death, as is written in his Life. As for Lepidus, moreover, as soon as he was expelled from Italy, he made his way over to Sardinia. There he fell sick and died of despondency, which was due, as we are told, not to the loss of his cause, but to his coming accidentally upon a writing from which he discovered that his wife was an adulteress.
BlindadoNov 11, 2017
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Carausius4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
LEG II PARTH; Centaur advancing left, holding rudder and globe
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 62
Julianus of PannoniaNov 11, 2017
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1bz Elagabalus_20 views218-222

Denarius

Laureate, horned & draped bust rightt, IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit tripod altar, holding branch, star in field left, SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG

RIC 146

The Historia Augusta, in the life of Caracalla, notes: Bassianus lived for forty-three years and ruled for six. . . . He left a son, who afterward received, like his father, the name Antoninus Marcus Antoninus Elagabalus; for such a hold had the name of the Antonines that it could not be removed from the thoughts of the people, because it had taken root in the hearts of all, even as had the name of Augustus.

In the life of Macrinus is recorded: Now there was a certain woman of the city of Emesa, called [Julia] Maesa or Varia; she was the sister of Julia, the wife of [Septimius] Severus Pertinax the African, and after the death of Antoninus Bassianus she had been expelled from her home in the palace through the arrogance of Macrinus. . . . This woman had two daughters, [Julia Soaemias] and [Julia] Mamaea, the elder of whom was the mother of Elagabalus; he assumed the names Bassianus and Antoninus, for the Phoenicians give the name Elagabalus to the Sun. Elagabalus, moreover, was notable for his beauty and stature and for the priesthood which he held, and he was well known to all who frequented the temple, and particularly to the soldiers. To these, Maesa, or Varia as she was also called, declared that this Bassianus was the son of Antoninus, and this was gradually made known to all the soldiers. Maesa herself, furthermore, was very rich (whence also Elagabalus was most wasteful of money), and through her promises to the soldiers the legions were persuaded to desert Macrinus. . . .

Finally, when he received the imperial power, he took the name Antoninus and was the last of the Antonines to rule the Roman Empire. . . . He was wholly under the control of his mother [Soaemias], so much so, in fact, that he did no public business without her consent, although she lived like a harlot and practised all manner of lewdness in the palace. For that matter, her amour with Antoninus Caracalla was so notorious that Varius, or rather Elagabalus, was commonly supposed to be his son. . . . In short, when Elagabalus' message was read in the senate, at once good wishes were uttered for Antoninus and curses on Macrinus and his son, and, in accordance with the general wish and the eager belief of all in his paternity, Antoninus was hailed as emperor. . . .

After he had spent the winter in Nicomedia, [218-219] living in a depraved manner and indulging in unnatural vice with men, the soldiers soon began to regret that they had conspired against Macrinus to make this man emperor, and they turned their thoughts toward his cousin Alexander, who on the murder of Macrinus had been hailed by the senate as Caesar. . . . Among the base actions of his life of depravity he gave orders that Alexander, whom he had formally adopted, be removed from his presence, saying that he regretted the adoption. Then he commanded the senate to take away from Alexander the name of Caesar. But when this was announced to the senate, there was a profound silence. For Alexander was an excellent youth, as was afterwards shown by the character of his rule, even though, because he was chaste, he was displeasing to his adoptive father he was also, as some declare, his cousin. Besides, he was loved by the soldiers and acceptable to the senate and the equestrian order. Yet the Emperor's madness went the length of an attempt to carry out the basest design; for he despatched assassins to kill Alexander. . . . The soldiers, however, and particularly the members of the guard, either because they knew what evils were in store for Elagabalus, or because they foresaw his hatred for themselves, formed a conspiracy to set the state free. First they attacked the accomplices in his plan of murdering Alexander. . . . Next they fell upon Elagabalus himself and slew him in a latrine in which he had taken refuge.
BlindadoNov 11, 2017
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50 Parliament of Owls3 viewsFrom c 164 BC to 82 BC, The Athenian New Style silver coinage of tetradrachms.
Includes 3 imitations and 1 pseudo-Athenian New Style coin of Marcus Lucullus treasurer and moneyer of L C Sulla. How can anyone say they are not interesting beats me.
cicerokidNov 11, 2017
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6358 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Bipennis7 viewsReference.
Emmett 1283.11; RPC III, 6358

Issue Oxyrhynchite

Obv.
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΟΞΥΡ, L ΙΑ
Bipennis

1.85 gr
14 mm
12h
okidokiNov 11, 2017
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ancient lead weight ? Roman trade weight1 viewsplain all sides
25 by 20 by 7mm
42.51g
wileycNov 11, 2017
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ancient lead weight ? Roman trade weight1 viewspossible swan imprint one side
20 by 15 by 5mm
21.04g
wileycNov 11, 2017
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Bronze weight1 viewsUnknown/faint imprint
10 by 9 by 7mm
5.77g

wileycNov 11, 2017
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ancient lead weight ? Roman trade weight1 viewsplain both sides
15 by 13 by 5 mm
12.04g
wileycNov 11, 2017
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ancient lead weight ? Roman trade weight1 viewsplain all sides
10 by 9 by 9 mm
11.14g
wileycNov 11, 2017
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ancient lead weight ? Roman trade weight1 viewsplain all sides
9 by 6 by 7 mm
5.08g
wileycNov 11, 2017
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Roman Empire , EGYPT, Alexandria. Aelius.5 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. Ć Drachm (33.85mm, 23.2g).
Bareheaded and draped bust right / Homonoia enthroned left, holding patera; cornucopia at side of throne. aVG, attractive red patina.
SamNov 11, 2017
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51. Valerian II.1 viewsAntoninianus, 256 - 258 AD, Cologne mint.
Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI / The infant Jupier siting on a goat.
3.16 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #10731.

In all of Roman coinage, this coin of Valerian II is the only coin which has this reverse legend and type.

According to legend, the infant Zeus (Jupiter, Jove) was hidden in the cave of Dicte on Crete where he was suckled by a goat. He was hidden from his father Cronus, who intended to eat him just as he had swallowed all of Zeus' other siblings, to escape the prophesy that he would be succeeded by his son.
CallimachusNov 11, 2017
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 0475 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Amiens. (// AMB)
Reference:– RIC VIII Amiens 47 (S)

3.53g. 22.15 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 10, 2017
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 0826 viewsĆ Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and bearded
Minted in Constantinople (G | _ // CONSIA*).
References:- RIC VIII Constantinople 82 (Rare reverse legend break)

4.91g. 23.68 mm. 180 degrees.

Attractive golden toning
2 commentsmaridvnvmNov 10, 2017
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1ec_2 Constantine the Great1 views307-337

Follis

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand, captive to left. Mintmark RQ.

RIC VII 52

According to Zonaras: Constans, in the eleventh year of his reign since he had been proclaimed Caesar, having ruled gently and mildly, came to the end of his life while residing in Britain, having, because of his goodness, bequeathed grief for himself among those he ruled, first having appointed successor the elder of his own sons, namely Constantine the Great, whom he begat by his first wife. He also had by his second wife, Herculius’ daughter Theodora, other sons, Constantinus, Hannibalianus, and Constantius. Constantine the Great was preferred over them, since they were judged by their father to be unsuited for sovereignty. . . . Constantine, when he was still a lad, was actually given by his father as a hostage to Gallerius, in order that, serving as a hostage, at the same time he be trained in the exercise of the soldierly art.

Eutropius summarizes: CONSTANTINE, being a man of great energy, bent upon effecting whatever he had settled in his mind, and aspiring to the sovereignty of the whole world, proceeded to make war on Licinius, although he had formed a connexion with him by marriage,5 for his sister Constantia was married to Licinius. And first of all be overthrew him, by a sudden attack, at Cibalae in Pannonia, where he was making vast preparations for war; and after becoming master of Dardania, Maesia, and Macedonia, took possession also of several other provinces.

There were then various contests between them, and peace made and broken. At last Licinius, defeated in a battle at Nicomedia by sea and land, surrendered himself, and, in violation of an oath taken by Constantine, was put to death, after being divested of the purple, at Thessalonica.

At this time the Roman empire fell under the sway of one emperor and three Caesars, a state of things which had never existed before; the sons of Constantine ruling over Gaul, the east, and Italy. But the pride of prosperity caused Constantine greatly to depart from his former agreeable mildness of temper. Falling first upon his own relatives, he put to death his son, an excellent man; his sister's son, a youth of amiable disposition; soon afterwards his wife, and subsequently many of his friends.

He was a man, who, in the beginning of his reign, might have been compared to the best princes; in the latter part of it, only to those of a middling character. Innumerable good qualities of mind and body were apparent in him; he was exceedingly ambitious of military glory, and had great success in his wars; a success, however, not more than proportioned to his exertions. After he had terminated the Civil war, he also overthrew the Goths on various occasions, granting them at last peace, and leaving on the minds of the barbarians a strong remembrance of his kindness. He was attached to the arts of peace and to liberal studies, and was ambitious of honourable popularity, which he, indeed, sought by every kind of liberality and obligingness. Though he was slow, from suspicion, to serve some of his friends,6 yet he was exceedingly generous towards others, neglecting no opportunity to add to their riches and honours.

He enacted many laws, some good and equitable, but most of them superfluous, and some severe. He was the first that endeavoured to raise the city named after him to such a height as to make it a rival to Rome. As he was preparing for war against the Parthians, who were then disturbing Mesopotamia, he died in the Villa Publica, at Nicomedia, in the thirty-first year of his reign, and the sixty-sixth of his age.

Zosimus described Constantine's conversion to Christianity: For he put to death his son Crispus, stiled (as I mentioned) Caesar, on suspicion of debauching his mother-in-law Fausta, without any regard to the ties of nature. And when his own mother Helena expressed much sorrow for this atrocity, lamenting the young man's death with great bitterness, Constantine under pretence of comforting her, applied a remedy worse than the disease. For causing a bath to be heated to an extraordinary degree, he shut up Fausta in it, and a short time after took her out dead. Of which his conscience accusing him, as also of violating his oath, he went to the priests to be purified from his crimes. But they told him, that there was no kind of lustration that was sufficient to clear him of such enormities. A Spaniard, named Aegyptius, very familiar with the court-ladies, being at Rome, happened to fall into converse with Constantine, and assured him, that the Christian doctrine would teach him how to cleanse himself from all his offences, and that they who received it were immediately absolved from all their sins. Constantine had no sooner heard this than he easily believed what was told him, and forsaking the rites of his country, received those which Aegyptius offered him ; and for the first instance of his impiety, suspected the truth of divination.
BlindadoNov 10, 2017
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1ct_2 Herennia Etruscilla2 viewsWife of Trajan Decius

AR Antoninianus

Diademed and draped bust right on crescent, HER ESTRVSCILLA AVG
Pudicitia seated left holding tranverse scepter, PVDICITIA AVG

RIC 59b
BlindadoNov 10, 2017
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RIC 25212 viewsAureus, 134-138
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Head, bare, r.
Rev: IVSTITIA AVG
Iustitia seated l., holding patera and sceptre.

18mm, 7.15g
1 commentsklausklageNov 10, 2017
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0774 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (// ALED),
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 77 (C2)

4.64g. 21.17 mm. 0 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 10, 2017
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 1342 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, aplustre.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, prow
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 134. Babelon -. BMCRR 47.

3.81g. 19.07 mm. 180 degrees.
maridvnvmNov 10, 2017
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 90/89 BC0 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
30.5 mm 15.67 gm corroded Thompson issue (new) 76
Thompson catalogue: 1128a
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
on which month mark Γ control ΠΡ below
3 magistrates : KOINTOS KLEAS DIONYSI
RF symbol : Roma & Nike
All surrounded by an olive wreath
cicerokidNov 10, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Emery d'Amboise (1503-1512) AR denier.7 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Emery d'Amboise (1503-1512) AR denier.
0.5 g.
E.....DAMBOISE•MA Arms of the House of Amboise
E.....DEI.....V St. John the Baptist standing facing ,holding the symbolic lamb with his right hand and a long cross in left .
Schlumberger Pl.XI - 10
Extremely Rare .
Vladislav DNov 10, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Emery d'Amboise (1503-1512) AR denier.5 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Emery d'Amboise (1503-1512) AR denier.
0.6 g.
EMERIC....AMBO... Arms of the House of Amboise
ECCE•AG....DEIECC..V.. St. John the Baptist standing facing ,holding the symbolic lamb with his right hand and a long cross in left .
Schlumberger Pl.XI - 10
Extremely Rare .
Vladislav DNov 10, 2017
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Pierre d'Amboise (1476-1503) AR denier. 4 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John . Pierre d'Amboise (1476-1503) AR denier.
Cross
St. John the Baptist standing facing
Schlumberger Pl. X - 24
Vladislav DNov 10, 2017
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EB0420 Trajan / Arabia6 viewsTrajan, AR drachm, 113-114 AD.
Obv: AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIAN CEB ΓEΡM, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: ΔHMAΡX [EX IC (or IZ)] YΠAT ς, Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks, camel to left.
References: Sydenham 184-185 (under Caesarea).
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.082 grams.
1 commentsEBNov 10, 2017
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EB0419 Trajan / Pax1 viewsTrajan, AE Sestertius, 98-99 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT COS II PP, Pax seated left holding branch and sceptre, SC below.
References: RIC 383.
Diameter: 34mm, Weight: 24.8 grams.
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EB0418 Trajan / wreath0 viewsTrajan, AE Semis, 116 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM, radiate draped bust right.
Rev: DAC PARTHICO PM TRPOT XX COS VI PP around SC within oak wreath.
References: RIC 645.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.148 grams.
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EB0417 Trajan / Mars1 viewsTrajan, AR Denarius, 108 AD.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, laureate head right.
Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Mars walking left carrying Victory and trophy.
References: RIC 114; Sear 3119; RSC 63.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.255 grams.
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John. Philibert of Naillac (1396-1421). Gigliato.7 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John. Philibert of Naillac (1396-1421). Gigliato.
Obv: •+• FR·FILIBERTUS·DE·NEILACO·mRI·OS Grand Master kneeling left before cross potent on three steps. M beneath cross . Coat-of-arms behind.
Rev: •+• OSPITAL·S·IOAnES·IhRLm Cross fleurée; each bar ending in shield with arms of the Order of St. John.
Metcalf, Crusades 1219. CCS 27
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Julia Domna, Denarius, FORTVNAE FELICI3 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born circa 170AD - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 196 - 211AD
19.0 x 17.5mm
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: FORTVNAE FELICI; Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder on globe, child at her feet, left.
Rome Mint
RIC 554; Sear (1988 edition) 1838?, (2000 edition) 6584 var; RSC 57; BMC 29.
Aorta: 89: B6, O2, R41, T43, M4.
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064 - Septimius Severus, denarius, Ancient imitation? 2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

I will freely admit that I bought this coin hoping that it would be a scarce Laodicea type combined with a hybrid reverse of Pertinax. Having discussed the coin with Curtis Clay he is of the opinion that :-
"I think I would consider the coin to be an ancient imitation.
The style is not right for the IMP II series.
That exact rev. type of Pertinax is known on authentic Alexandrian denarii of SS, but there with the obv. legend is that of 193 (probably the coin BMC and RIC refer to as hybrid), and again the coin is in different style."

I am still happy with my purchase and it is still an interesting coin. Perhaps one day I will be able to find out some more about it.
maridvnvmNov 09, 2017
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EB0416 Trajan / Victory0 viewsTrajan, AE As, 98-99 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right.
Rev: T R POT COS II PP S-C, Victory walking left, holding palm-branch and shield inscribed SPQR.
References: RIC 402; Cohen 617.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 10.801 grams.
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1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28.50 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidokiNov 09, 2017
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EB0415 Trajan / Riding, spearing Dacian0 viewsTrajan, AE As, 103-111 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P, laureate head right.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, SC in exergue, Trajan riding right spearing Dacian enemy.
References: RIC 543, Cohen 509.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 10.944 grams.
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EB0414 Trajan / Roma, Dacian0 viewsTrajan, AE Sestertius, 103-111 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Roma standing left with Victory and spear, Dacian kneeling at foot.
References: RIC 485-6.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 23.76 grams.
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EB0413 Nerva / priestly implements0 viewsNerva, AR Denarius, 97 AD
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT, laureate head right.
Rev: COS III PATER PATRAE, ladle, sprinkler, jug and lituus.
References: RIC 24; RSC 48.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 2.672 grams.
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066 - Caracalla AE27 - Bithynia, Creteia-Flaviopolis 4 viewsObv:- AV K M AVR ANTONINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- KRHEVT-EIWN FLOVIOPOL-ITWN, Eagle standing facing, head right, wings open, standing on garlanded altar decorated with bucranium between a pair of legionary standards
Minted in Bithynia, Creteia-Flaviopolis
References:- RG -. SNG Aulock -.

8.47 gms. 28.96mm x 26.35mm. 180 degree orientation.
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TROAS. Alexandria. Caracalla (AD 198-217). Ae24. 2 viewsObv: M AVREL ANTONINVS IOV, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COL ALEXAND AVG, Eagle flying right, holding forepart of bull in talons right

Bellinger -. SNG Cop -.
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TROAS. Alexandria. Ae27. Maximinus Thrax 1 viewsObv:- IMP MAXIMIMVS(retrograde), PIA, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- A in upper left, V in upper right, TROAS in exe, Horse facing right, grazing, tree behind

Bellinger A364, the rev. is type 40, horse r. with tree
maridvnvmNov 09, 2017
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Reigns of Valerian and Gallienus. AE23, Alexandria, Troas 3 viewsAE23
Obv:– CO-L TROA, turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind;
Rev:– CO AVG TRO, eagle, with open wings, standing right on forepart of a bull
Minted in Alexandria, Troas, c. 253 - 268 A.D. reigns of Valerian and Gallienus

22.38 mm. 5.22 gms.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 09, 2017
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 3354 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (LXXII | _ // *ASIS crescent),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 335 (C).
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 09, 2017
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 079 var. 8 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (Dot S Dot | _ // ALEA),
Reference:– cf RIC VIII Alexandria 79 (C2) where soldier wears peaked cap
2 commentsmaridvnvmNov 09, 2017
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Heraclius, AE Follis. Constantinople. 610-641 AD.1 viewsObv. dN hRACLIVS PeRP AVG, crowned and cuirassed or plumed-helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, bearded, holding cross on globe and shield.
Rev. Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, III to right, officina letter below; mintmark CON.
References: SB 804, MIB 158.
28mm, 10.5 grams.
CanaanNov 09, 2017
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Justin I. 518-527. Ć Follis . Constantinople mint, 2nd officina. Struck 518-522.1 viewsObv. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Large M; cross above, stars flanking; B//CON.
References: DOC 8b; MIBE 11; SB 62.
32mm, 17.95 grams.
CanaanNov 09, 2017
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DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
bare-headed, reaching,LXXII left, wreath in center
AQP in ex
Aquileia 198
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14 Constantius II4 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Nov 09, 2017
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Quintillus Antoninianus1 viewsQuintillus, 270 Antoninianus circa 270, Ć
(17.5mm., 2.67g.)
Obv: Radiate and draped bust r.
Rev. Concordia standing l., sacrificing over altar and holding double cornucopiae.
C 17. RIC 13.
AbouExtremely Fine
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
orfewNov 09, 2017
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County of Tripoli, Raymond II (1137-1152), Second Crusade period (c.1147-1149), Ć Pougeoise4 viewsCounty of Tripoli, Raymond II (1137-1152), Second Crusade period (c.1147-1149), Ć Pougeoise
1.2 grams
+RAIMVNDVS COMES small cross with pellet in angles .
+CIVITAS TIIPOLIS cross over horse or Pascal lamb .
Sabine 168-172 . CCS 4
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Principality of Tmutarakan . Prince Mstislav Vladimirovich Chrabriy 990-1024 . Ć Imitation Miliaresion .6 viewsPrincipality of Tmutarakan . Prince Mstislav Vladimirovich Chrabriy 990-1024 . Ć Imitation Miliaresion .
Obverse : Cross crosslet with each limb terminated by a pellet; X at center of cross; two facing busts on either side of cross, both crowned, each with unidentifiable style of dress; row of square pellets in imitation of legend above cross
Reverse : ? [ Five rows of irregular square pellets in imitation of legend ]
Base metal imitation of AR miliaresia of Basil II & Constantine VIII (976-1025 CE) – cf. SBC 1810 for prototype
Golenko 4-5 (for type)
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Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .7 viewsCrusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .
0.6 Gr.
Obverse : G P ACCAIE . Short cross pattee .
Reverse : + CORINTI . Genoese gateway .
CCS 1 ; Schl. XII,10. Metcalf 881-883
Extremely rare
1 commentsVladislav DNov 08, 2017
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Henry VII (1485 - 1509 A.D.) 12 viewsAR Groat
O: hENRIC DI GRA REX AGL Z FRA, Crowned facing bust in tressure of arches; crown of two arches, outer jeweled (crown 4).
R:POSVI DEV ADIVTOR MEV CIVITAS LONDON, Long cross; trefoils in quarters, cross end 8, saltire stops, ‘coded’ stops 20/10.
London mint; mm:anchor (upright). Struck 1499-1502.
Class IIIc
25mm
3.03g
Cf. SCBI 23 (Ashmolean), 363; North 1705c; SCBC 2199.

Double Struck Obverse
1 commentsMatNov 08, 2017
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Julia Domna (194 - 217 A.D)10 viewsJulia Domna (194 - 217 A.D)
AR Denarius
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.
R: MATER DEVM; Cybele seated left between two lions, wearing towered crown, branch in right hand, scepter in left hand, resting left arm on drum.
Rome Mint 205 A.D.
19mm
3.01g
Reference: RIC IVa 564, p. 169.
1 commentsMatNov 08, 2017
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class A1 Follis (ca. 969-976 CE), Attributed to John I Tzimisces, Constantinople (Sear 1793; DOC A1.6-10)4 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: + IҺSЧS/XRISTЧS/ЬASILЄЧ/ЬASILЄ in four lines below

Overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII and Romanus I (SB 1760), itself overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII and Zoe.
Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208-1222) Ć Trachy (Sear-2061)2 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC O ΘЄOΔШPOC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, division, collar-piece and panelled loros of simple type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; left hand holds spear resting over shoulder
Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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CALABRIA, Taras, Nomos, ca 450 - 440 BC4 views8.00g
Obv: Phalantos with arms outstretched on dolphin n. R. Including shell.
Rev: Beardless man in a hip coat sits on a stool, holding a spindle in his right and resting his left hand on the edge of the chair. The whole in a laurel wreath.
Vlasto 178 (stgl.); Fischer-Bossert 138b (this copy).
Fine toned and rare.
Ex Peus Nachf., Frankfurt, Auction 277, 1971, 3. Bought at Leu, Zurich, on 14.8.1972.
LeoNov 08, 2017
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philoxenos (325-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Miletos (Price 2085; ADM I Series I)6 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, monogram below throne

Wanted a cool coin that has a test cut :-P
Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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3 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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2 viewsSICILY, Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. Ć (23mm, 11.04 g, 2h). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion-skin / Athena Promachos advancing right, holding thunderbolt and shield; trident head to left. B&S Type 5; BAR Issue 52; CNS 177 Ds 69 Rs 109 corr. (no club); HGC 2, 1451Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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2 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.30 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Magnesia mint. Struck circa 318-301 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, owl standing right, head facing; monogram below throne. Price 1965Quant.GeekNov 08, 2017
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EB0412 Nerva / Concordia Ↄ S2 viewsNerva, AE As, 96 AD.
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG [P M TR P COS II P P], laureate head right
Rev: [CONCORDIA] EXERCITVVM, clasped hands , upside-down SC above (engravers error).
References: RIC 53, Cohen 17.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 11.072 grams, Axis 11h.
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Heraclius, with Martina and Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. Ć Follis2 viewsContemporary imitation of a Constantinople mint issue dated RY 10 (620/1), 4th “officina”.
Obv. Heraclius, in center, flanked by Martina, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger;
Rev. Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O X across field; Δ//CON.
References: Cf. DOC 89-91; cf. MIB 161; cf. SB 806.
23mm, 5.23 grams
CanaanNov 08, 2017
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Heraclius, with Martina and Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. Ć Follis1 viewsContemporary imitation of a Constantinople mint issue dated RY 8 (618/9), 4th “officina”.
Obv. Heraclius, in center, flanked by Martina, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger;
Rev. Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O u across field; Δ//CON.
References: Cf. DOC 89-91; cf. MIB 161; cf. SB 806.
25mm, 9.25 grams
CanaanNov 08, 2017
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24 MM. 4.61 G
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R-EPARATIO
beared?, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONS epsilon / Γ left / · centre
Constantinople 107
Rare (rev. break)
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EB0411 Nerva / Equity0 viewsNerva, AE As, 97 AD.
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P II COS III P P, laureate head right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST S-C, Equity standing left with scales and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 94; Cohen 10.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 11.467 grams.
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EB0410 Domitian / Ara Salutis Augusti0 viewsDomitian, AE As, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
Rev: SALVTI AVGVSTI above and beneath facade of the altar-enclosure of the Ara Salutis Augusti with detailed double-paneled door and horns above, S-C across fields.
References: RIC 305; BMCRE 316-317; Cohen 417.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 11.727 grams.
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EB0409 Domitian / Fortuna0 viewsDomitian, AE As, 88-89 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 648; Cohen 129.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 10.711 grams.
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EB0408 Domitian / Victory erecting trophy0 viewsDomitian, AE As, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI, Victory standing left, holding palm & erecting trophy set on tree, S-C either side of trunk.
References: RIC 389; Cohen 640.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 11.204 grams.
EBNov 08, 2017
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Phoenician Cubical weight one shekel0 viewsBronze inverted truncated pyramid
10 by 9 by 6mm
5.11g
One Shekel
wileycNov 08, 2017
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