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hj6.28.21.02_30 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩNEINOC. AVΓ. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛANT CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
26 mm, 11.03 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.2
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.28.08.011 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Dionysos standing left pouring from kantharos and holding thyrsos in left arm. E in right field.
25 mm, 11.69 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.8.1 (sl different obverse legend)
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.28.08.021 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Dionysos standing left pouring from kantharos and holding thyrsos in left arm. E in left field.
27 mm, 11.54 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.8.2
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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5641 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 126-27 AD Demeter standing1 viewsReference.
Emmett 830.11; Köln 940; Dattari 1341; Milne 1175; RPC III,5641

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. AUT KAI TRAI AΔRIA CEB
laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Rev. LENΔ-EKA-TOV
Demeter standing right, holding long torch and grain ears with poppies.

9.12 gr
25 mm
okidokiAug 17, 2018
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5314 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Demeter standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5314; Emmett 830.6 (unknown year); Dattari 1330; Milne --

issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Demeter standing facing, head r., holding ears of corn and torch.

13.10 gr
27 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiAug 17, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Considius Paetus, AR Sestertius0 viewsRome. The Imperators.
C. Considius Paetus, 46 BCE.
AR Sestertius (0.89g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: C·CONSIDIVS; winged bust of Cupid facing right.

Reverse: Two filleted cornucopiae on globe.

References: Crawford 465/8a; Sydenham 997 (R6); Banti 31/3 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 4097; Considia 10.

Provenance: Ex Professor Hildebrecht Hommel Collection [Dr. Busso Peus Auction 422 (26 Apr 2018), Lot 192]; Kress Auction 137 (1966), Lot 254.
CarausiusAug 17, 2018
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hj6.26.35.240 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
25 mm, 10.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.24 (no ligate letters in this coin)
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.26.20.05_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT, in lower right field (ΩN), Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
25 mm, 8.63 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.5
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.26.05.141 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANT[ΩNEINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ →N, serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
17 mm, 2.73 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.14
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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0 viewsAntonivs ProttiAug 17, 2018
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Urbs Roma Thessalonika0 viewsRIC VII Thessalonika 187 var. (shoulder mark)

Thessalonica mint, fifth officina, struck under Constantine I, 330-333 A.D.

AE4, 1.44 g., 16.82 mm. max., 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, wreath on shoulder, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, SMTSE in exergue.

RIC rarity R4
StkpAug 17, 2018
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Urbs Roma Rome0 viewsRIC VII Rome 331

Rome mint, fourth officina, struck under Constantine I, 330 A.D.

AE3, 2.53 g., 17.29 mm. max., 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, RFQ in exergue.

RIC rarity C1
StkpAug 17, 2018
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Urbs Roma Antioch0 viewsRIC VII Antioch 91 var. (obverse type and officina)

Thessalonica mint, fifth officina, struck under Constantine I, 335-337 A.D.

AE3, 2.64 g., 17.06 mm. max., 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, SMANΔ in exergue.

RIC rarity R3
StkpAug 17, 2018
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Urbs Roma Cyzicus0 viewsRIC VII Cyzicus 90

Cyzicus mint, third officina, struck under Constantine I, 330-333 A.D.

AE3, 2.31 g., 18.56 mm. max., 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, SMKΓ in exergue.

RIC rarity R5
StkpAug 17, 2018
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Thrace, Chersonesos. 386-338 BC. AR (Silver) HemiDrachm.1 viewsObverse : Forepart of lion right, head left.
Reverse :Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and X in one sunken quarter, lizard in the other.
Ref; BMC 51; Weber 2431; McClean 4123.
Ch VF , Max Dia 12 MM, 1.83 Gr.
SamAug 16, 2018
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651 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right2 viewsReference.
RIC 651; C. 980; Strack 596; BMC/RE.1317

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III S C NEP RED
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left

27.03 gr
35 mm
6h
okidokiAug 16, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘the Great’. (Circa 324/323 BC)4 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 17.15 g

Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon (Appointed satraps of Babylonia from 328-323 BC)

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied beneath chin

Reverse: [Α]ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander), Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, left leg drawn back, his feet resting on a low foot rest, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings, sickle in left field, below throne, monogram above M.

Price 3622.

This coin was minted in or near the time (323 BC) and place (Babylon) of Alexander's (likely) assassination.
1 commentsNathan PAug 16, 2018
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Vespasian RIC 29 (2)29 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, January - June 70 AD
RIC 29 (C3). BMC 26. RSC 94h.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Pax, draped, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand and winged caduceus in l.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2018.

This seated Pax is by far the most common type of the 'COS ITER' issue. It may even have been struck well after June 70, evidenced by the vast quantities that have survived and the classic Vespasianic portrait many of them display (Vespasian arrived in Rome c. October 70). COS ITER in the reverse legend is sometimes unusually spaced dependent on where Pax's branch is positioned - here the break occurs between the 'T' and 'E'. Most examples do not have such a break.

An early fine style portrait with true Vespasianic features. Unobtrusive flan flaw.
4 commentsDavid AthertonAug 16, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Tiberius as Caesar 27BC-14AD - As, (10-11 AD)3 viewsRoman Imperial, Tiberius as Caesar 27BC-14AD - As, (10-11 AD)

TI CAESAR AVGVSTV F IMPERAT Tiberius head bare right.

PONTIF EX TRIBVN POTESTATE XII around large SC.

Sear 1755; RIC 469; C27
Gil-galadAug 16, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Divus Constantine I AE3 (347-8 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Divus Constantine I AE3 (347-8 AD)

DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Veiled bust right.

VN-MR, Emperor veiled standing right. Mintmark SMALΔ

RIC VIII Alexandria 32
Gil-galadAug 16, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Geta as Caesar (203-208 AD) AE As or Dupondius3 viewsRoman Imperial, Geta as Caesar (203-208 AD) AE As or Dupondius

GETA CAES PONT COS, Barehead, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VOTA PVBLICA, SC, Geta, veiled, standing left by tripod altar, holding patera.

RIC IV-1 133
Gil-galadAug 16, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Crispus as Caesar AE Follis, (323 AD), Trier mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Crispus as Caesar AE Follis, (323 AD), Trier mint

IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, Bust laureate r. in consular robes and holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VOTIS XX, globe on altar, three stars above. Mintmark dot STR crescent.

RIC VII Trier 405
Gil-galadAug 16, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Elagabalus AE Denarius (220-222 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Elagabalus AE Denarius (220-222 AD)

IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.

P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Providentia standing left holding cornucopiae, and wand; globe at feet; * in left field.

RIC 42 var Rome; C. 189b
Gil-galadAug 15, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Valens AE3 (367-378 AD)2 viewsRoman Imperial, Valens AE3 (367-378 AD)

DN VALENS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left holding wreath and palm. Mintmark SMHA.

RIC IX Heraclea 5b; Cohen 47.
Gil-galadAug 15, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Caligula (37-41 AD) AE Quadrans, Rome mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Caligula (37-41 AD) AE Quadrans, Rome mint

S-C, C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRO NAV G C Pileus between S C.

RCC, PON M TR P III P P COS DES III around RCC.

RIC Rome 52.
Gil-galadAug 15, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Macedon, Philippi, AE 19mm (Semis)2 viewsRoman Provincial, Macedon, Philippi, AE 19mm (Semis).

VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm

COHOR PRAE PHIL, Three military standards.

SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32.
Gil-galadAug 15, 2018
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Constantine I AE Follis.1 viewsObv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SOLI INV-I-CT COM DN, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, right hand raised.
Mintmark: RS.
ancientoneAug 15, 2018
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BCC LR641 viewsLate Roman
Constantine I 309-337 CE
Obv:CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rosette-diademed draped and
cuirassed bust right.
Rev:GLORIA EXERCITVS
Two soldiers standing facing
inward, holding spears, shields,
and two standards between them.
Mint mark: SMANA
AE 17mm 2.06gm. Axis:150
RIC VII 86 Antioch
v-dromeAug 15, 2018
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Sicily, Syracuse. Timoleon (Circa 344-338 BC)7 viewsÆ Hemidrachm (24.5mm, 15.84 g).

Timoleontic Symmachy coinage. First series.

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios right; ZΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ (Zeus Eleutherios - deliverer of freedom)

Reverse: Upright thunderbolt; barley grain to right; ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ (Syracos)

Castrizio Series I, 1β; CNS 71; HGC 2, 1440.

Timoleon was born to an aristocratic family in Corinth in 411 BC. Little is known of his early life, but in 368 BC he fought as a common soldier in the war between Corinth and Argos. Then, still in the mid-360s BC, Timoleon dramatically murdered his brother, the power-mad and unpopular Timophanes, ending his tyranny at Corinth.

Timoleon isn’t heard from again until two decades later when he was chosen to lead an expedition to Syracuse (Corinth’s former colony) in 344 BC against the dual threat of the tyrant Dionysius II and possible invasion from Carthage. With a force consisting of 700 mercenaries and ten ships, Timoleon arrived at Tauromenium in 344 BC and promptly defeated the tyrant of Leontini, Hicetas, in a battle at Adranum. Once further reinforcements arrived Timoleon then led an attack on Syracuse itself. He was supported by several Sicilian cities tired of Dionysius’ oppressive reign over the region. The campaign was a success and Dionysius II was forced to live in exile back at Corinth.

Timoleon was not allowed to enjoy his success for long, though, as an army from Carthage chose this moment of political instability to invade Sicily yet again in 341 BC. Timoleon engaged the enemy near the river Crimisus (or Krimisos) in the west of the island and, by attacking first when their force was divided by the river and for a second time during a violent thunderstorm, managed to defeat the Carthaginians despite having a much smaller army at his disposal (6,000 against 70,000 according to Plutarch). Although defeated and having lost over 12,000 men, the Carthaginians could still field a sizeable army and cause trouble. The result was a bargain between Timoleon and the Carthaginians in 338 BCE which divided the island into two spheres of influence. He would keep to the eastern half of the island if they stayed in the western part.

Timoleon then proceeded to systematically take over the government of the various tyrannies in his domain, gave cities a greater level of autonomy, and established a new constitution at Syracuse. Shortly thereafter he died peacefully of old age in the mid-330s BC after earlier retiring voluntarily from public office when his eyesight failed. He was buried in the agora of Syracuse and the following inscription was made to commemorate his deeds: ‘He overthrew the tyrants, subdued the barbarians, repopulated the largest of the devastated cities, and then restored their laws to the people of Sicily’ (Plutarch, 187).
2 commentsNathan PAug 14, 2018
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B 005 Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,17 viewsB 005 Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 14, 2018
B_004_Justinian_I__(527-565_A_D_),_AE-Dekanummia,_D_N_IVSTINIANVS_AV(G),_Big_I_l_ANNO,_r_XXXI,_NIK,_SB-205,_p-68,_Nikomedia,_Q-001,_6h,_15,5mm,_2,30g-s.jpg
B 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia,15 viewsB 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS A(VG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large I, "A/N/N/O" to left, cross above, regnal year "X/X/X/I" to right, in exergue, mintmark NIK.
exergue: ANNO/XXXI//NIK, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,3g, axis:6h,
mint: Nikomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0205, p-68
Q-001
quadransAug 14, 2018
B_004_Justinian_I__(527-565_A_D_),_AE-16nummi,_D_N_IVSTINIANVS_P_P_AVG,_Big,_AISP_Chi-Ro_above,_TES,_SB-178,_p-64,_Thessalonica,_Q-001,_6h,_20-23,5mm,_5,94g-s.jpg
B 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica, 20 viewsB 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large AISP, Chi-Ro above the large I, in exergue, mintmark TES.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 20-23,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0178, p-64
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 14, 2018
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VITELLIUS (69). Denarius. Rome.11 viewsObv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P. Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA P R. Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and cradling cornucopia.
RIC 73.
Weight: 3.4 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.
3 commentsCanaanAug 14, 2018
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B 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0158, +//*/+//Γ/CON, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis,9 viewsB 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0158, +//*/+//Γ/CON, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large M, Star to left, cross above, and cross to right, officina letter "Γ" below, mintmark CON.
exergue: +//*/+//Γ/CON, diameter: 29,5-32mm, weight: 13,34g, axis: 7h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0158, p-59,
Q-001
quadransAug 14, 2018
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B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0078, */*//THESSOB, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Thessalonica, 18 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0078, */*//THESSOB, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large M, Star to left, cross above, star to right.
exergue: */*//THESSOB, diameter: 31,0mm, weight: 6g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0078,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 14, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Claudius I (41-54 AD), Lycian League, AE4 viewsRoman Provincial, LYCIA, Lycian League. Claudius. AD 41-54. Æ 31

Bare head left.

Cult statue of Artemis Eleuthera in distyle temple.

RPC 3342; Troxell C9
Gil-galadAug 14, 2018
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,15 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0-8,0 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
Q-001
quadransAug 14, 2018
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus5 viewsClaudius II Gothicus. 268–270 AD.

Rome. AD 268-AD 270.

21mm., 2.77g.

IMP CLAVDIVS AVG. Bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, right or head of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, right.

PAX AVGVSTI. Pax, draped, standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and sceptre in left hand. Mintmark unread, either A/-//- or H/-//-

References: RIC V Claudius Gothicus 81
RLAug 14, 2018
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Maximian Antoninianus8 viewsMaximianus Herculeus, Augustus 286-305, 307-308, and 310 AD.

Lugdunum, 287-288AD.

23mm., 4.40g.

IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG. Bust of Maximian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

HERCVLI PACIFERO. Hercules, standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and club with lion's skin in left hand. Mintmark B/-//SML.

References: RIC V Diocletian 371
RLAug 14, 2018
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Henry VI AR Penny8 viewsHenry VI AR Penny (17mm, 0.84g). Calais mint; im: initial cross V. Struck circa 1422-1430.
Obv:+ henRICVS ReX crowned facing bust; annulets to left and right of neck,
Rev:(saltire stops), long cross pattée; quarters triple pellets; triple pellets around central annulet in first and third
SCBC 1844.F+ toned.
Ex: Geoffery Bell Auctions August 12. 2018
1 commentsorfewAug 14, 2018
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William I Penny8 viewsWilliam I silver penny, PAX Issue, Spink 1257,
obverse reads:- +PILLELM REX [`MR` ligulate],
reverse reads:- +EDRIC ON LUND
Ex: Ancient Numismatic Enterprises
Purchased at the RCNA August 8, 2018 Toronto
1 commentsorfewAug 14, 2018
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Republican AR Denarius12 viewsL. Mussidius Longus. 42 BC. AR denarius, Rome mint.
Obv: Diademed and veiled head of Concordia right; CONCORDIA upwards behind
Rev: Shrine of Venus Cloacina: Circular platform surmounted by two statues of the goddess, each resting right hand on cippus, the platform inscribed CLOACIN and ornamented with trellis-pattern balustrade, flight of steps and portico on left; L • MVSSIDIVS • LONGVS around above.
Crawford 494/42a; CRI 188; Sydenham 1093; Kestner 3753-4; BMCRR Rome 4242-3; Mussidia 6b.
Ex: Ancient Numismatic Enterprises
Purchased at the RCNA August 8, 2018 Toronto
3 commentsorfewAug 14, 2018
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Vespasian AR denarius2 viewsVespasian AR Denarius. Rome mint, circa 21 December AD 69 - early AD 70.
RIC 2; Cohen 226; BMC 35; Hendin 1479.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: Judea seated right on ground in attitude of mourning, trophy set on shields behind her; IVDAEA in exergue.
Ex: Charles Euston
Purchased at the RCNA August 8, 2018 Toronto
1 commentsorfewAug 14, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Lydia. Attaleia . Pseudo-autonomous issue . Time of Commodus to Severus Alexander, 177-235 BC Bronze Æ 223 viewsRoman Provincial, Lydia. Attaleia . Pseudo-autonomous issue . Time of Commodus to Severus Alexander, 177-235 BC Bronze Æ 22

IЄP CVNKΛHTOC, Draped youthful bust of the Senate right, wearing ivy wreath.

ATTAΛЄATΩN, Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread.

RPC IV online 2812.
Gil-galadAug 14, 2018
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Trajan. Macedon, Amphipolis. Æ 214 viewsRoman Provincial, Trajan (98-117 AD). Macedon, Amphipolis. Æ 21

KAICAR - CIBACTOC, Emperor standing left., raising hand in salute, holding spear and holding Aquilla tipped staff.

ΑΜΦΙΠΟ-Λ-IT-ΩN, Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, on bull running right.

Lindgren II 977, BMC 98, SNG Cop 101, ANS 178
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Maximinus I Thrax AE, Nicomedia, Bithynia4 viewsRoman Provincial, Maximinus I Thrax AE, Nicomedia, Bithynia

IOY OVH MAΞIMEINOC AYΓ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

NIKO I MΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Seated left.

No reference.
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Tranquillina, AE21 of Sardes, Lydia, (241-244 AD)2 viewsRoman Provincial, Tranquillina, AE21 of Sardes, Lydia, (241-244 AD)

ΦOYΡ TΡANKYΛΛEINA CA, Draped bust right.

CAΡΔIANΩN B NEΩKOΡΩN, Demeter or Kore standing left, holding three grain-ears and long torch.

Leypold I, 1237; SNG Munich 541; RPC VII 242.2.12
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Caria, Rhodes. Pseudo-autonomous. Ae15 (1st century AD).1 viewsObv: Radiate and draped bust of Helios right.
Rev: POΔIΩN. Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch.
BMC 389 var. (with acrostolium; ethnikon).
1.97 gm. 15 mm.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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Campania, Cales. After 268 BC. AE19.1 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: CALENO, cock standing right, star behind.
SNGCop 322.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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SIKYONIA, Sikyon. 300-200 BC. AE Chalkon1 viewsObv: Dove l.
Rev: SI in wreath.
2.32 gm.
BCD.317.5.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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Aurelian AE Antoninianus. 2 viewsObv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Aurelian standing right clasping hands with Concordia who stands left.
Mintmark star P
Siscia Mint.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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IONIA. Phokaia. Ae (Circa 300 BC). Head of griffin.1 viewsObv: Female head (Aphrodite?) left, with hair in sphendone.
Rev: Head of griffin left.
1.9 g. 11 mm.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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Nikopolis ad Istrum. Elagabalus AE17 (Assarion)2 viewsObv: AVT M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: NIKOPWLITWN PPOC ICTPΩN, naked figure of Hermes standing left, holding caduceus and purse, drapery over left arm.
ancientoneAug 13, 2018
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Titus Denarius. 80 AD. Dolphin coiled around anchor.2 viewsObv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head left
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, dolphin coiled around an anchor.
3.2 gm.
1 commentsancientoneAug 13, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Commodus AE As, (175-176 AD)2 viewsRoman Imperial, Commodus AE As, (175-176 AD), 6.6g, 24mm

Overse: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM, Bare-headed, draped bust right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial implements: knife, aspergillum, ewer, lituus and simpulum; SC in exergue.

Reference: RIC 1538; Cohen 404 (Struck under Marcus Aurelius); Sear 5561.
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Trajan (98 AD) AE, Year 13 viewsRoman Provincial Alexandria, Egypt, Trajan (98 AD) AE, Year 1

AYT KAIC NEΡ TΡAIAN CEB ΓEΡM, Laureate head right.

L-A, Eagle standing right, wings closed.

No reference
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Diadumenian AE 19 of Antioch, Syria. (217-218 AD)3 viewsRoman Provincial, Diadumenian AE 19 of Antioch, Syria. (217-218 AD)

KAI M O ΔIA ANTΩNINOC, Radiate head right.

S•C, ΔƐ, Large wreath, eagle below.

Pending. No reference.
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Elagabalus (218-222 AD) AE20 of Antioch, Syria. 3 viewsRoman Provincial, Elagabalus (218-222 AD) AE20 of Antioch, Syria.

IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate bust right

large ΔЄ, star beneath, all within laurel wreath.

BMC 449, SGI 3098
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Claudius I (41-54 AD) AE Diolbol, Year 24 viewsRoman Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Claudius I (41-54 AD) AE Diolbol, Year 2

Obverse: Laureate head right.

Reverse: AYTOKPA, LB, Bundle of six grain ears.

Reference: Pending. No reference book.

Owned: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadAug 13, 2018
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm 18.5 mm 17.10g 9h typical oblong flan from folding.1 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right with profile eye and pi-style palmette.Owl standing right head facing olive sprig and crescent behind.Grant HAug 13, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius Denarius2 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Caesar 139-161 AD, Augustus 161-180 AD.

Rome. AD 140 - AD 144

18mm., 3.00g.

AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS. Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right

IVVENTAS. Juventas, draped, standing left, with right hand dropping incense on candelabrum and holding patera in lowered left

References: RIC III Antoninus Pius 423A (denarius)

AADU
1 commentsRLAug 13, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius Denarius3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Caesar 139-161 AD, Augustus 161-180 AD.

Rome, AD 170 - AD 171

18.5mm., 3.2g.

M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV. Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right

COS III. Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on low seat, holding thunderbolt, nearly horizontal, in right hand and vertical sceptre in left hand

References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 227

AAAB
RLAug 13, 2018
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Commodus Denarius3 viewsCommodus, Caesar 172-179, Augustus 179-192 AD.

Rome. AD 183

17mm., 2,67g.

M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS. Head of Commodus, laureate, right

TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; at feet, globe

References: RIC III Commodus 60c

AAFB
RLAug 13, 2018
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44/7 Sestertius0 viewsDenomination: Sestertius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 2-bar splayed visor, IIS mark of value behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 1.07 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/7
Provenance: Titano auction 44, Lot 55, June 18, 2013
Comments: Group 1 sestertius with streaming cape.
Steve B5Aug 13, 2018
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bmc404_30 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [T VRI O] RVM, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
27 mm, 14.00 gms

BMC 404
Charles MAug 13, 2018
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44/7 Sestertius group 30 viewsDenomination: Sestertius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 2-bar splayed visor, unbound hair, IIS mark of value behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 1.14 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/7
Provenance: Varesi Asta 59, April 28, 2011
Comments: Group 3 sestertius with unbound hair and extended horse tail
Steve B5Aug 12, 2018
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44/7 Sestertius - Group 21 viewsDenomination: Sestertius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 2-bar splayed visor, IIS mark of value behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 1.02 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/7
Provenance: CNG eSale 79, lot 211, May 16, 2012
Comments: A little sestertius gem that has much more of a metallic surface character than apparent in the photo, is a slightly anomalous variation. The obverse is clearly group 2, with bound hair, but the reverse is a rare variation with tail slightly extended.
Steve B5Aug 12, 2018
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44/7 Sestertius1 viewsDenomination: Sestertius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 2-bar splayed visor, IIS mark of value behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with flag style cape. Horse’s tail hangs down. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 1.09 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/7
Provenance: Roma Numismatics, November 2, 2016, lot 2038
Comments: Early Sestertius. Group 1, with splayed visor and horse tail extended. Broad head
Steve B5Aug 12, 2018
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44/7 Sestertius group 11 viewsDenomination: Sestertius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 2-bar splayed visor, IIS mark of value behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with flag style cape. Horse’s tail hangs down. ROMA in relief.
Weight: .95 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/7
Provenance: Artemide Asta XL, June 3 2014, lot 2038
Comments: Early Sestertius. Group 1, with splayed visor and horse tail extended. Narrow head.
Steve B5Aug 12, 2018
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44/6 Quinarius - Dot Variety2 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 3-bar splayed visor, V mark of value behind. Dot under neck.
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail hangs down. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 2.22 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/6
Provenance: CNG, eSale 279 lot 209
Comments: Early Quinarius. Group 2, with splayed visor and horse tail hanging downward. Three bar visor. This is the “dot” variety, with dot below the truncation. See P. Debernardi, “The Orzivecchi Hoard and the Beginnings of the Denarius.” NC, 2014 pp. 75-89.
Steve B5Aug 12, 2018
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Gallienus - AE antoninianus0 viewsRome
265-267 AD
9th emission
radiate head right
GALLIENVS AVG
Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia
ABVNDANTIA AVG
B
Göbl MIR 574a, RIC V S157, RSC IV 5a, SRCV III 10164

from uncleaned
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Claudius and Agrippina II - Ephesos2 viewsKousinios magistrate
c. 49-50 AD
conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right
stag right
KOVΣI / NIOΣ
(TO) _ / Δ
EΦE
RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia p. 73, 205; Weber 2875; SNG München -; SNGvA -,
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Elagabalus - AR antoninianus2 viewsRome
218 AD
draped and cuirassed radiate bust right from behind
IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm VICTOR ANTONINI AVG
RSC III 289a, BMCRE V 36, RIC IV 156, cf. SRCV II 7500 (obv legend, no cuirass)
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Caracalla - AR denarius0 viewsRome
211 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS PIVS__AVG BRIT
Fortuna standing left, elbow on column, holding rudder and cornucopiae; wheel at her feet is missing (engraver's error)
FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P
RIC IV 189, RSC III 84 - missing wheel
2,74g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Septimius Severus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
197 AD
laureate head right
L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VIIII
Septimius Severus holding spear, riding a horse right
PROFE_CTIO AVG
RIC IV 106, RSC III 580
2,85g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Gens Calpurnia, denarius (90 BC)2 viewsL. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Denario 90 a.C., Roma
AG, 3.12 gr, 17 mm, qBB
D/ Testa laureata di Apollo; di fronte, A.
R/ L PISO FRVGI; un cavaliere al galoppo con ramo di palma; sopra, punto M punto.
Crawford 340/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 12 agosto 2018, numero catalogo XXX), ex Tinia Numismatica (Follonica Italia, fino al 12 agosto 2018)
paoloAug 12, 2018
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Septimius Severus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
199 AD
laureate head right
L SEPT SEV AVG IMP__XI PART MAX
Mars standing right resting on shield set on top of a captive and holding spear in left hand
MARTI__VI_CTORI
RIC IV 134, RSC III 321a, BMCRE V 133
3,58 g
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Elagabalus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
221-222 AD
laureate, horned, draped bust right
IMP ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG
Elagabalus standing right, holding patera and club or cypress branch, sacrificing over lit altar
SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB
*
RIC IV 131, RSC III 246, BMCRE V 225, SRCV II 7542
2,75g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
396_Constantine_Sol_Invictus_Rome.jpg
Constantin I - AE follis2 viewsRome
314-315 AD
laureate draped cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Sol standing left, raising his right hand and holding globe in his left hand
SOLI INV_I_CTO COMITI
R over X left; F right
R T
RIC VII Rome 27
3,07g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
395_Caracalla_Venus.jpg
Caracalla - AR denarius0 viewsRome
216 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet
VENVS VICTRIX
SRCV II 6890, RIC IV 311b, RSC III 606, BMCRE V 82 ff.
1,99g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
394_Constantine_I_Jupiter_Siscia.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsSiscia
313 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding Victory with wreath on globe, and long scepter ;
eagle left, head turned back, wreath in beak
IOVI CONS_ERVATO_RI AVGG NN
A
SIS
RIC VI Siscia 234c
2,94 g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
318_Licinius_Jupiter_Cyzicus.jpg
Licinius - AE follis2 viewsCyzicus
313-315 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
A
SMK
RIC VII Cyzicus 4
3,47g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
317_Constantine_Heraclea.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsHeraclea
early 313 AD
laureate head right
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
B
SMHT
RIC VI Heraclea 75
2,89g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
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Aquilia Severa - AE silver plated denarius0 viewscontemporary forgery

official - Rome 221 AD
draped bust right
IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG
Concordia standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopiae; * left
CONCORDIA
official - RIC IV 225, RSC III 2a, BMCRE V 185
1,66 g 19-17 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1293_Augustus_Calagurris~0.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Calagurris3 viewsAE as
14-37 AD
laureate head right
TI AVGVS DIVI AVGVSTI F IMP CAESAR
bull right
L·F(VL)·SPARSO / L·S(AT)VRNINO
M·C·I II / VIR
RPC I 448
ex Aurea
1 commentsJohny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1272_Crispina_Philippopolis.jpg
Crispina - Philippopolis0 views178-182 AD
draped bust right
KPICΠEINA__CEBACTH
Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond
ΦIΛIΠΠ_OΠO_ΛEITΩN
RPC IV online -; Varbanov 1153; Mouchmov 5233
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1172_Nero_Acmoneia.jpg
Nero - Acmoneia0 viewsL. Servinius Capito, magistrate, and his wife, Iulia Severa
c. 65 AD
laureate bust right wearing aegis, crescent above, winged caduceus below; countermark: Asklepios standing right, holding serpent-encircled staff
NEPWNA CEBACTON AKMONEIC
Zeus seated left, holding phiale and long scepter; owl below
CEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOC KAI IOYΛIAC CEOYHPAC
EPI AΠX TO Γ
BMC Phrygia 43, SNG Cop 29, RPC I 3176; c/m: Howgego 241 (12 pcs)
4,4g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1148_Quintillus~0.jpg
Quintillus - AE antoninianus0 viewsRome
end 270 AD
Issue 1
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG
Virtus standing half left helmet and cloak, holding spear, resting hand on shield
VIRT_VS AVG
B
Normanby 1149, RIC1st 35
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1132
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1139_Constantine_I_Heraclea.jpg
Constantine I -silvered (follis)1 viewsHeraclea
317 AD
laureate bust left wearing imperial mantle, holding mappa and scepter
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Camp gate with 3 turrets, 6 layers
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
MHTB
RIC VII Heraclea 16; SRCV 16032
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1135_Gordian_III_Soloi.jpg
Gordian III - Soloi-Pompeiopolis0 views240-241 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right with slight drapery
AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB
Π_Π
Athena standing left, holding inverted spear and resting hand on shield
ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN ςT
(AT)_ς
SNG France 1249; SNG Levante 893
16,8g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1132_Caracalla_Laodicea.jpg
Caracalla - Laodicea ad Lycus, Phrygia0 viewsAE 36
Lucius Aelius Pigres asiarch
211-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT·KAI M·AYP'AN·_TΩNEINOC·CEB
Agnostic table with prize urn and palm on top; knives at sides; kantharos under table
EΠI Λ AIΛ ΠI_ΓPHTOC ACIAP
ΛAOΔIKEΩN / NEΩKOPΩN
27,1g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1041_Trebonianus_Gallus_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum.jpg
Trebonianus Gallus - Seleucia ad Calycadnum1 views251-253 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AV K ΓAI OVAI TR_E_BΩ ΓAΛΛOC
draped bust of Apollo right, branch in front of the Apollo, confronting draped bust of Artemis left, cornucopia behind the Artemis
KEΩN TΩN ΠPOC KAΛV / KAΔ / N / Ω
CEΛEV
Ziegler, Münzen 514; SNG BN 1049; SNG Levante 783
26,1g
ex Ritter
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1091_Julia_Mamaea_Alexandria.jpg
Julia Mamaea Alexandria1 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 233 - 28 Aug 234 AD
diademed and draped bust right
IOYΛ* MAMAIA CEB__MHTE CEB K CTP
Elpis standing left, wearing chiton, holding flower and her dress; palm branch left
L IΓ
Geißen: --, Milne 3141 var., Dattari: 4484 var.
13,9g
ex Dionysos

Legend looks more like IOY A MAMAIA ... but I haven't ever seen this legend documented only IOYΛ MAMAIA ...
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1103_Philip_I_Samosata.jpg
Philip I - Samosata0 viewsAE sestertius
244-249 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB
City goddess left seated on rocks, holding grain ears, facing eagle standing on her right hand,
below pegasos left
ΦΛ CAMOCATEWN METPOΠ KOM
BMC Galatia pg. 122, 47; SNG Copenhagen -.
20,8g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1104_Gallienus_Sillyum.jpg
Gallienus and Salonina - Sillyum0 views10 assarion
253-268 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left , confronting laureate and draped bust of Salonina right
AV K ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC
I
Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia
CIΛΛ_V_EΩN
obverse: SNG RIGHETTI 1320; SNG v. Aulock 4890; Lane S. 148, 44
reverse: SNG PFALZ 4 958 SNG France 1013; SNG von Aulock 4892; BMC 18 S169,22
20,5g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1027_Domna_Pautalia.jpg
Julia Domna - Pautalia0 viewstooled

194-211 AD
draped bust right
IOVΛIA_ΔOMNA CEB
lit altar between two torches with entwined snakes
ΠΑVΤΑΛIΩTΩN
Ruzicka, Pautalia 498; Gorny & Mosch, Auction 122,1737
7,9g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
1013_56-6_sextans_Herdonia.jpg
Rome - AE sextans1 viewsmint in southeast Italy (Herdonia?)
211-208 BC
draped bust of Mercury right wearing winged petasos
●●
prow of galley right, fighting platform with club
ROMA
●●
Crawford 056/06, McCabe F1.Sx.2 Luceria-style (die-match)
3,8g
ex Naumann

scarce
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
978_Valerian_Ant-Sam.jpg
Valerian - BI antoninianus1 viewsAntioch / Samosata
255-256 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
turreted woman standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian standing half left, wearing military dress, holding scepter
RESTITVT ORI_ENTIS
1st emission
RIC 286var (Büste), RSC 188var (dito), MIR 1677e.
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
961_Licinius_Thessalonica.jpg
Licinius - AE follis1 viewsThessalonica
308-311 AD
laureate head right
VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, chalmys over shoulder, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera
GENIO A_VGVSTI
*_A
•SM•TS•
RIC VI Thessalonica 30b
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
960_Constantine_I_Ticinum.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsTicinum
314-315 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Sol standing half left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
*
P•T
RIC VII Ticinum 20
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
899_Maximinus_II_Cyzicus.jpg
Maximinus II - AE follis1 viewsCyzicus
306 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia
GENIO AVGG ET__CAESARVM NN

RIC VI Cyzicus 20b / 24a
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
898_Galerius_Antioch.jpg
Galerius - AE follis1 viewsAntioch
299-300 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Γ
ANT
RIC VI Antioch 53b
ex Gitbud Naumann
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893_Augustus_Philippi.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Philippi1 views27 BC - 14 AD
head right
AVG
2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG Cop 282, BMC Macedonia 86
4,4g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
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888_semis_56G1.jpg
Rome - AE semis0 views211-206 BC
laureate head of Saturn right
S
prow of galley right
S
ROMA
Crawford 056/03, McCabe G1
18,6g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
887_as_85H.jpg
Rome - AE as0 viewsmint in southeast Italy (Venusia?)
211-210 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
I
H
ROMA
Crawford 085/02 H, Alb. 287, Syd. 175
31,7g
ex Gitbbud and Naumann

rare
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
883_Alexander_Severus_Alexandria.jpg
Alexander Severus - Alexandria0 viewsBI tetradrachm
struck by Elagabalus
222 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
MAP AVP AΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC KAICAP
head of Zeus-Ammon right wearing Isis crown
L_E
Emmet 3086; Dattari 4249
14,6g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
881_Trajn_Stobi.jpg
Trajan - Stobi0 viewsAE 22
100 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M TR P COS III
Asklepios standing in tetrastyle temple half right, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; round shield in pediment
MVNI_CIPI S_TO_BENSIVM
Josifovski Stobi 56 (V8/R?); Varbanov III 3820, BMC Macedonia p. 104, 3; SNG Cop -, SNG ANS -, Lindgren -,
6,8g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
873_Philip_I_Philadelphos.jpg
Philip I Philadelphos - AR tetradrachm2 viewsAntioch
88/87 - 76/75 BC
diademed head right
Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right crowning him with wreath, long scepter vertical in left
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΦIΛIΠΠOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOY
N
Houghton-Lorber II 2463(2)i, Newell SMA 441, SNG Spaer 2803; HGC 9, 1319
ex Rauch
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871_Probus_Tripolis.jpg
Probus - silvered antoninianus0 viewsTripolis
276 AD
1st emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG,
Probus standing right, eagle tipped scepter in left, with right receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, long scepter vertical in left, crescent in center
CLEMENTIA TEMP
KA
RIC V 928
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
870_Diocletian_Tripolis.jpg
Diocletian - silvered antoninianus0 viewsTripolis
284 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Diocletian right receiving Victory on globe, holding parazonium; Jupiter left giving Victory on globe, holding long scepter
IOVI CONSERVATOR_I AVG
TR
XXI•
RIC V 328
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
867_Antoninus_Pius_Clementia.jpg
Antoninus Pius - AR denarius0 viewsRome
140-143 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Clementia standing left, holding patera and scepter
CLEMEN_TIA AVG
RIC 64, RSC 124, BMC 194
ex Gitbud and Naumann
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867_Antoninus_Pius_Annona.jpg
Antoninus Pius - AR denarius0 viewsRome
152-153 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG P_IVS P P TR P XVI
Annona standing left, hand on modius, holding grain ears, modius situated on prow
COS__IIII
RIC III 221, RSC II 290, BMCRE IV 786

This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people.
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
859_Tacitus_Salus.jpg
Tacitus - silvered antoninianus1 viewsRome
early - VI 276 AD
Issue 3
radiate head right, traces of drapery to front and rear of truncation
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Salus standing half left, holding patera and scepter, feeding snake rising from altar
SALVS AVG
XXIΔ
LV 817-60; RIC 1st 93 corr.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3550
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
858_Antoninus_Pius_Victory.jpg
Antoninus Pius - AR denarius0 viewsRome
143-144 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm
IMPE_RA_TO_R II
RIC III 111, RSC II 437, SRCV II 4087
ex Gitbud and Naumann
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853_Galerius_Carthage.jpg
Galerius - AE post-reform radiate1 viewsCarthage
303 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C
VOT / X / F K
within wreath
RIC VI Carthage 36
ex Lucernae

scarce
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
852_Lycia_Perikles.jpg
Perikles - AR 1/3 stater0 viewsLycian Dynasts
380-360 BC
Lycia (Limyra was the capital of Perikles' possessions)
lionskin facing
triskeles, laureate bust of Apollo facing
ΠEP_IKΛE (in lycian script)
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG v. Aulock -. Extremely Rare, SNG Keckman II 495; Traité II 494
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
845_T__Cloulius.jpg
T. Cloulius - fouré denarius1 views(or Cloelius)
unofficial mint (official Rome)
²129 BC date of official issue
¹128 BC date of official issue
helmet head of Roma, wreath left
ROMA
Victory in biga right, horses rearing, grain ear below
T·CLOVLI
official - SRCV I 136, ¹Crawford 260/1, Sydenham 516, RSC I Cloulia 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
2,7g
Absence of value mark is very unusual in this period (if it isn't hidden in wheel).
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
835_P__Porcius_Laeca.jpg
P. Porcius Laeca - AR denarius1 viewsRome
²107 BC
¹110-109 BC
helmeted head of Roma right
ROMA / P L(AE)CA
X
magistrate standing left in military dress with hand raised, citizen in toga before him, attendant behind magistrate with rod in right and two rods in left
PROVOCO
¹Crawford 301/1, SRCV I 178, Sydenham 571a, RSC I Porcia 4
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Rauch

Reverse commemorates the second Lex Porcia (Lex de Porcia de tergo civium) proposed by M. Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder), the junior consul in 195 BC which extended the right to provocatio (appeal) against flogging.
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
803_Annius_Luscus_and_Fabius_Hispaniensis.jpg
C. Annius T.f. T.n. Luscus and L. Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis - AR denarius1 views²Transalpine Gaul
¹north Italy
¹²82-81 BC
diademed draped bust of Anna Parenna right; caduceus left, scales right, dagger below
C·ANNI·T·F·T·N_·_PRO·COS·EX·S·C·
Victory in quadriga right, holding palm branch and reins
Q .
L·FABI·L·F·HISP
¹Crawford 366/1a, SRCV I 289, Sydenham 748, RSC I Annia 2
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,7g
ex Gitbud and Naumann

Moneyer apparently used Anna Parenna as a pun to his name Annius. It is the only known depiction of Anna Parenna whose identity is very complicated.

"An older myth tells that Anna Perenna was an old woman from the city of Bollivae in Latium. The myth tells that Anna Perenna brought bread and cakes to the Plebeians who wanted to separate from Rome because of their unequal status as Plebeians in 494 BC and so she saved them from starving. This is why she was popular on the common people and considered as goddes after her death.

A later tradition from the time of the myth of Aeneas made Anna the sister of Dido. After Dido has committed suicide and Carthage was conquered she had to fly. A heavy storm throw her to the coast of Latium at Laurentum where Aeneas was the ruler. Aeneas and his companion went to the beach and he recognized her and took her to his palace. In a dream Anna was warned to be alarmed at the traps that Lavinia, Aeneas' wife, would set for her so she fled from the palace. While she was wandering she met Numicius, the god of a nearby stream who carried her off to his bed. The servants of Aeneas searched for Anna and followed her tracks to the river bank a shape rose from the water and revealed to them that Anna had become a water nymph, whose new name, Perenna, signified eternity. Aeneas' servants in their joy scattered among the fields and passed the day in feasting and festivities, which became established as an annual celebration of the festival of Anna Perenna. There is another opinion too that she committed suicide by drowning in the river Numicius because of her desperation.

In another myth she was an old woman again. Mars was fallen in love to Minerva, sworn virgin. Mars asked Anna Perenna for interceding on his behalf. But instead of this - knowing about the impossibility of his wishes - she dressed herself like Minerva and came to Mars veiled. When he tried to kiss her she lifted her veil, break out in laughter and mocked Mars. Minerva's main festival, the Quinquatrus, was celebrated 4 days after the festival of Anna Perenna so this could be reason of this story." from Jochen's coins of mythological interest.
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
799_Tetricus_II_Pietas.jpg
Tetricus II - BI antoninianus0 viewsColonia Agrippina
273 - spring 274 AD
6th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
C P E TETRICVS CAES
sacrificial implements: sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus
PIETAS AVGG
RIC V 255, SRCV III 11286
ex Gitbud & Naumann
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797_Tetricus_II_Spes_Publica.jpg
Tetricus II - BI antoninianus0 viewsTrier
273 - sprng 274 AD
4th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Spes advancing left, extending flower in right, raising skirt drapery with left
SPES__P_VBLICA
RIC V 272; AGK 10; Cohen 97
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
789_Tralleis.jpg
Tralleis - AR cistophoric tetradrachm0 views133-126 BC
cista mystica with snake, all in ivy wreath
coiled snakes, flanking ornamented bow-case; Dionysos on the right, holding thyrsos and grapes
TPAΛ
ΠTOΛ
SNG Cop 662-663var (Datum), BMC 332.44
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
14570q00.jpg
PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Mid 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm2 viewsGB14570. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); BMC Arabia 28 p. 268, 71 ff. (Orodes II), VF, weight 3.397g, maximum diameter 14.9mm, obverse long bearded diademed bust facing, bunches of hair at sides and on top; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with double crossbar; reverse irregular dashesJoe SermariniAug 12, 2018
87419q00.jpg
PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Prince B, 3rd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm1 viewsGB87419. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 20.1, 1-1A, (type a); SGICV 5921; BMC Arabia p. 287, 2 ff. (Uncertain Kings), aVF, highlighting earthen deposits, tight flan, weight 3.133g, maximum diameter 14.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 180 - 220 B.C.; obverse forked bearded bust left, diadem with 2 bands, hair tuft on top tied with a ribbon ends flowing, hair tuft at back of head, anchor with pellet in crescent above to right; reverse Athena standing facing, her helmeted head right, spear in right hand, resting left on grounded shieldJoe SermariniAug 12, 2018
87423q00.jpg
PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm3 viewsGB87423. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2, e.; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III), BMC Arabia p. 268, 74 ff. (Kamnaskires), VF, dark patina with highlighting earthen deposits, weight 3.610g, maximum diameter 16.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse long bearded cuirassed bust facing, large tufts of upward-oriented hair at sides, wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor; reverse irregular dashesJoe SermariniAug 12, 2018
87420q00.jpg
PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm3 viewsGB87420. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.6.1-3; BMC Arabia p. 272, 1 ff.; SGICV 5899, aVF, dark green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, tight flan, small edge cracks, weight 3.550g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 0o, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.; obverse ΦPA, bearded bust left wearing tiara with pellet in crescent; pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar right; reverse BACIΛEVC ΠPAATHC (blundered), Artemis standing right, not radiate, drawing arrow from quiver with right, bow in leftJoe SermariniAug 12, 2018
778_Augustus_Nemausus.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Nemausus0 viewsAE dupondius
9-3 BC
Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath
IMP / DIVI F
Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind
COL_NEM
RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tübingen 152, SRCV I 1730
13,1g
ex Aurea numismatika
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
87421q00.jpg
PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm4 viewsGB87421. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.4.2-1A, b.; SGICV 5906 ff.; BMC Arabia p. 276, 44, VF, dark blue-green patina with highlighting buff earthen deposits, edge cracks, weight 3.259g, maximum diameter 15.2mm, die axis 0o, 2nd Century A.D.; obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with anchor; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse parallel dashesJoe SermariniAug 12, 2018
776_C__Minucius_Augurinus.jpg
C. Minucius C.f. Augurinus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
²134 BC
¹135 BC
helmeted head of Roma right
ROMA
X
Ionic column surmounted by statue; at base, two stalks of grain; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus standing right,
holding patera, foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus.
C·A_VG
¹Crawford 242/1, SRCV I 119, Sydenham 463, RSC I Minucia 3,
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,7g
ex Aurea Numismatika

Reverse depicts a commemorative bronze column - Columna Minucia which was erected before gate - Porta Trigemina in memory of L. Minucius Augurinus who as Praefectus Annonae supplied Rome with grain during famine in 439 BC. On the right there is Marcus Minucius Faestus who was elected Augur as the first plebeian in 300 BC.
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
744_Hadrian_Aeternitas.jpg
Hadrian - AR denarius0 viewsRome
119-122 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN__HADRIANVS AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding heads of Sol and Luna
P M TR P__COS III
RIC 81, RSC 1114
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
733_Faustina_II_Philippopolis2.jpg
Faustina II - Philippopolis0 viewsAE tetrasarion
161-176 AD
draped bust right
ΦAVCTEINA__CEBACTH
veiled Demeter standing half left, holding torch in each hand
ΦIΛIΠΠO_Π_OΛEITΩN
Varbanov 886 (R5)
9,6g
ex aurea
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
728_Maximianus_Siscia.jpg
Maximianus - AE 1/2 follis1 viewsstruck by Constantine I
Siscia
318-319 AD
veiled laureate head right
DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP
emperor seated left on curule chair, holding short scepter, raising right hand
REQVIES OPTIM_ORVM MERITORVM
SIS
RIC VII Siscia 41
1,16g
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
720_Nero_Alexandria_Tiberius2.jpg
Nero and Tiberius - Alexandria0 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 AD
radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis
ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑΥ
L IΓ
laureate head of Tiberius right
TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP
RPC I 5295; Kampmann 14.101; Dattari 185; Geissen 187; BMC Alexandria p. 15, 114; Milne 256
12,44g
ex Dionysos Numismatic
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
717_Faustina_Pautalia.jpg
Faustina II - Pautalia0 viewsAE 22
161-175 AD
draped bust right
ΦAYCTEINA__CEBACTH
Hera standing left holding patera and scepter
OYΛΠIAC ΠA_YTAΛIAC
Ruzicka 68 var. (obv. legend break)
6,10g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
695_Philip_III.jpg
Philip II - AR tetrobol1 viewsstruck by Philip III in the name of Philip II
Amphipolis
323-315 BC
head of Apollo wearing tainia right
horseman riding right
ΦIΛIΠΠOY
M in wreath
Le Rider pl. 45, 33; SNG ANS 625-7; SNG Alpha Bank 300
2,52g

ex Helios numismatik
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683_Licinius_Siscia.jpg
Licinius I - AE follis1 viewsSiscia
313-315 AD
laureate head right
IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding Victory with wreath on globe, and long scepter ;
eagle left, head turned back, wreath in beak
IOVI CON_SERVATORI
B
SIS
RIC VII Siscia 11
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
674_Mamaea_Felicitas.jpg
Julia Mamaea - AE sestertius0 viewsRome
230 AD
draped bust right
IVLIA MAMA_EA AVGVSTA
Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopiae
FELICI_TAS PVBLICA
S C
RIC IV Sev. Alex. 679; Cohen 26, BMC 661
19,84g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
662_Numerian_Antioch.jpg
Numerian - BI antoninianus1 viewsAntioch
II 283 AD
2nd emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M NVMERIANVS NOB C
Numerian standing right, holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long scepter
VIRTVS AV_GGG
*
ς
XXI
RIC V-2, 378
3,32 g

doublestrike
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660_Maximinus_II_Alexandria.jpg
Maximinus II Daia - AE follis1 viewsAlexandria
312-313 AD
laureate head right
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, holding head od Serapis and cornucopia
GENIO_AVGVSTI
star between heads / N left / branch at feet / Δ right
ALE
RIC VI Alexandria 160b
4,37g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
634_Oiniadai.jpg
Oiniadai - AE 220 views219-211 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
ΠPI
head of the river-god Achelous right
OINIAΔAN
(APK)
BMC 189, 8; SNG Cop. 402; Winterthur I, 1853
5,97g

ex Kamil Polak münzhandlung
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
625_Maxentius_Ostia.jpg
Maxentius - AE follis2 viewsOstia
309-312 AD
laureate head right
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Castor and Pollux, each with star above cap, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on scepter with outer arm, holding bridled horse with inner hand
AETE_RNITAS__AVG N
MOSTS
RIC 35; Cohen 5; Sear 14975
6,25g
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
423_Maximian_Aquileia.jpg
Maximianus - AE silvered follis1 viewsabdication follis

Aquileia
305-306 AD
laureate bust dressed in imperial mantle right holding olive-branch and mappa
D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG
Quies standing left extending hand against Providentia who is holding scepter and branch
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
S · F
AQS
RIC VI Aquileia 63b
11,27g

rare
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
409_Licinius_Cyzicus.jpg
Licinius - AE follis2 viewsCyzicus
313-315 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
Δ
SMK
RIC VII Cyzicus 4
3,61g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
390_Galerius_Siscia.jpg
Galerius - AE follis1 viewsSiscia
309-311 AD
laureate head right
IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, wearing chalmys, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera
GENIO A_VGVSTI
crescent _A
SIS
RIC VI Siscia 198a/207a
5,84g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
389_Diocletian_Jupiter.jpg
Diocletian - AE antoninianus1 viewsRome
285-286 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP DIOCLE_TIANVS AVG
Jupiter standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding thunderbolt and long scepter
IOVI CONSER_VAT AVGG
XXIΓ
RIC V-2 162 Rome
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
382_Antoninus_Pius_Emesa.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Emesa0 viewsAE 22
140-141 AD
draped laureate bust right from behind
AVT KAI TI AIΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EV
eagle standing right on baetyl (the sacred stone) of Elagabal
EMI_CHNΩN
Γ
BMC 4; SNG Copenhagen 309
6,31g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
377_Licinius_Rome.jpg
Licinius I - AE follis3 viewsRome
312-313 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust right
IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Sol standing right, head left, raising his right hand, globe in his left hand
SOLI INV_IC_TO COMITI
RQ
RIC VI Rome 336c - new legend break (only IN-VI-CTO or INV-I-CTO are listed)
3,80g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
371_Philip_I_Deultum.jpg
Philip I - Deultum0 views244-249 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Marsyas raight raising arm and holding wine-skin
COL FL PA_C DEVLT
SNG Bulgaria 1638-9; Youroukova 446
6,84g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
368_Domitian_Philippopolis.jpg
Domitian - Philippopolis0 views88-89 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Ares standung left holding spear and shield
ΦIΛIΠΠO_ΠOΛEITΩN
RPC II 353; Varbanov III 618
6,40g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
366_Augustus_Amphipolis_.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Amphipolis0 views31-27 BC
bare head right
ΚΑΙΣΑΡ / ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ
Artemis Tauropulos riding bull right
AMΦΙΠOΛEΙΤΩΝ
RPC I 1626; SNG ANS 164 - 165; SNG Cop 89 - 91; SNG Tübingen 994; BMC Macedonia p. 52, 73
10,38g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
365_Maximinus_II_Heraclea.jpg
Maximinus II Daia - AE follis2 viewsHeraclea
308-309 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia
GENIO CA_ESARIS
·HTΔ·
RIC VI Heraclea 36
7,97g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
337_Probus_Pax.jpg
Probus - AE antoninianus0 viewsSiscia
277 AD
4th emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter
PA_X A_VG
V
XXI
RIC 706; Alföldi type 41, n° 21
3,43g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
330_Licinius_I_Heraclea.jpg
Licinius - AE follis1 viewsHeraclea
315-316 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG
HTA
RIC VII Heraclea 13
3,86g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
329_Numerian_Rome.jpg
Numerian - AE antoninianus0 viewsRome
VIII 283 AD
3rd emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C NVMERIANVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI__VI_CTORI
KAB
RIC V-2, 409
3,56g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
320_Constantine_I_Rome.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsRome
312-313 AD
laureate, draped bust right from back
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Sol standing right, head left, raising his right hand, globe in his left hand
SOLI INVI_CTO COMITI
RT
RIC VI Rome 335a (unlisted legend break INVI_CTO)
4,07g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
319_Licinius_Jupiter_Cyzicus.jpg
Licinius - AE follis3 viewsCyzicus
313-315 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
A
SMK
RIC VII Cyzicus 4
2,86g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
316_Caracalla_antoninianus.jpg
Caracalla - AR antoninianus1 viewsRome
213-217 AD
radiate and draped bust right, from behind
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet
VENVS VICTRIX
RIC IV 311d
5,71 g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
302_Constantine_I_Rome.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsRome
314-315 AD
laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Sol standing right, head left, raising his right hand
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
R over X / F
R S
RIC VII Rome 27
3,10g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
300_Probus_Lugdunum.jpg
Probus - AE antoninianus0 viewsLugdunum
VII - VIII 281 AD
7th emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Minerva standing left, holding olive branch and spear
COMITI__PROBI AVG
I
RIC 69; Bastien 316
3,01g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
299_Probus_Ticinum.jpg
Probus - silvered antoninianus0 viewsTicinum
278 AD
4th emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Probus standing right holding eagle-tipped scepter in left, receiving globe form Jupiter standing left holding long scepter vertical behind in left,
IOVI CON_SERVAT
VXXT
RIC V-2 387 Ticinum
3,21g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
298_Faustina_II_Fecund_Augustae.jpg
Faustina II - AE as0 viewsRome
161-175 AD
diademed and draped bust right
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Faustina II facing, holding 2 children, 2 children at her feet
FECVND__AVGVSTAE
S C
RIC 1636, Cohen 97, BMC 977
8,58g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
283_Ariarathes_V.jpg
Ariarathes V - AR drachm0 viewsEusebeia
131-130 BC
diademed head right
Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣ[E!]BOYΣ
(AY) left; (ΠAΦI) in the middle; (ΔI) right
ΛΓ - year 33
Simonetta 13 (var)

middle E in EYΣEBOYΣ is missing,
usually there is ΓΛ in exergue
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
281_Vespasian_Victory.jpg
Vespasian - AR denarius0 viewsRome
72 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Victory advancing right with palm, placing wreath on a standard
VICTORIA__AVGVSTI
RIC II, part 1, 362; RSC II 618; BMCRE II 74; BnF III 60; Hendin 771; SRCV I 2317
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
270_Claudius_II_altar_imit.jpg
Imitation of Claudius II0 viewsbarbaric imitation

official issue:
after 270 AD
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO?
garlanded altar with flames above, plain front
CONSECRATIO
RIC V-1, 261 Rome
0,89g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
269_Claudius_II_altar_unof.jpg
Claudius II - AE antoninianus0 viewsprobably unofficial
Siscia
270 AD
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO
altar divided into four sections, · in each section
CON5-CRATIO
RIC V-1, 261
1,22g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
268_Claudius_II_altar.jpg
Claudius II - AE antoninianus0 viewsRome
c. end 270 - early 271 AD
Issue 1
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO
Altar, with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square
CONSECRATIO
Normanby 1110; RIC1st 261
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1275
1,37g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
267_Claudius_II_altar.jpg
Claudius II - AE antoninianus0 viewsRome
c. end 270 - early 271 AD
Issue 1
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO
Altar, with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square
CONSECRATIO
Normanby 1110; RIC1st 261
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1275
1,60g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
253_Tacitus_Aequitas.jpg
Tacitus - AE antoninianus (silvered)0 viewsRome
early 276 – VI 276 AD
Issue 3
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
AEQVITAS AVG
Γ
XXI
RIC V (1) 82
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3541
2,85g 23-21mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
252_Tacitus_Siscia.jpg
Tacitus - AE antoninianus (remains of silvering)0 viewsSiscia
early 276 AD
Issue 3, Phase 2
radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
IMP C M CL TACITVS P AVG
Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM
XXIS
La Venera 2119-20
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3687
3,05 g 21,5 mm

rare
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
251_Trebonianus_Uberitas.jpg
Trebonianus Gallus - AR antoninianus0 viewsAntioch
251-253 AD
radiate, cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG
IIV
Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia
VBERITAS AVG
IIV
RIC 92, Cohen 125
3,98 g 21-20 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
246_Thessalonica_Dionysos_goat.jpg
Thessalonica - AE 220 views187-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣAΛ_O / N_IKH_Σ
(ΔH) / (ΓK)
Sear #1466;
6,48g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
135_Galerius_Heraclea.jpg
Galerius - AE follis1 viewsHeraclea
308-309 AD
laureate head right
IMP GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia
GENIO IMP_E_RATORIS
·HTA·
RIC VI Heraclea 37a
8,43 g 25 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
127_Diocletian_Cyzicus.jpg
Diocletian - AE follis1 viewsCyzicus
297-299 AD
laureate head right
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI

RIC VI Cyzicus 12a
9,66 g 27,5-27 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
112_Valerian_Dacia2.jpg
Valerian - Dacia1 viewsAE 25
253-254 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG
Dacia holding branch and scepter standing half-left between lion and eagle
PROVIN_CIA DACIA
AN VIII
Pick-Martin Ref.: 7.56.(1/2)
10,48 g 26,5-26 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
35_Pella.jpg
Pella - AE 170 views187-168/167 BC
laureated head of Apollo right
lyre
ΠΕΛΛΗΣ / (?) AKΦ
BMC 11; SNG ANS 587
3,61g 18-16 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
65_Mithradates_III.jpg
Mithradates III - AR drachm0 viewsSelwood's Orodes I
Ecbatana
87-79 BC
bearded bust with tiara
archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Δ above foot
Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I); Shore 123 (Orodos I); SGCV II 7389 (Orodos I); BMC Parthia p. 42, 4 (Sinatruces); Sunrise 308 var. (legend arrangement)
4,017g 20-19,5 mm
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
69_Dyrrhachion.jpg
Dyrrhachion - AR drachm1 viewsRoman Protectorate
92-48 BC
cow standing right, calf standing left, ivy-wreath, tripod right
ΦIΛΩTAΣ
(AΓ)
double stellate pattern within double linear square
ΔYP_KΛEI_TOPI_OY
Ceka 454
3,29g
Johny SYSELAug 12, 2018
B_036_Leo_VI__(the_Wise)_(886-912_A_D_),_AE-Follis,_LEON_bASILEVS_ROM_LEON_EN_QEO_BA_SILEVS_R_OMEON_SB_1729,_Constantinopolis_DOC-8_AD_Q-001_6h_25,5-26mm_6,08gx-s~0.jpg
B 036 Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #123 viewsB 036 Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: LEON bAS ILEVS ROM, Leo, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
reverse: + / LEOn/ En QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26mm, weight: 6,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1729,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_038_Constantine-VII__Porphyrogenitus_(913-959_A_D_),_SB_1761,_AE-Follis,_Constantinopolis,-Q-002_6h_24-25mm_6,15g-s~0.jpg
B 038 Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!17 viewsB 038 Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!
avers: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
reverse: + / CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exergue: , diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 6,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1761,
Q-002
quadransAug 12, 2018
Aur_Black_Sml.png
Aurelian Antoninianus2 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD.

Mediolanum. AD 270 - AD 275

22mm., 3.35g.

IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Bust of Aurelian, radiate, draped, right

VICTORIA AVG. Victory, winged, draped, walking right, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand

References: RIC V Aurelian 143
RLAug 12, 2018
B_002_Iustin_I__(518-527_A_D_),__AE-Pentanummia_(DN-IVSTI)NVS-P-AV_Large-E_with_CON_(vertically)-and-Gamma_SB-74-p-46-Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_11-12mm_2,34g-s~0.jpg
B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #130 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: (D N IVSTI)NVS P AV(G) (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, right CON (vertically) and off. Γ right.
exergue: Є/CON/Γ//--, diameter:11-12mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0074, p-46,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_002_Justin_I__(518-527_A_D_),__AE-Pentanummia_DN-IVSTINVS-P-AVG_Christogram-Large-N-left-and-E-right-two_pellets-beneath_SB-93-p-49-Nicomedia_Q-001_6h_13mm_2,01ga-s.jpg
B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia, 29 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P AVG (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Chrisogram, N left E right.
exergue: N/E//••, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0093, p-49,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_059_Imitation-Barbar_Anonim-Follis_SB--p-_Q-001,_6h,_24,5-26,5mm,_9,04g-s.jpg
B 059 Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation), 28 viewsB 059 Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation),
(Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.)
averse: +ЄMMΔ VOHΛI instead of +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings", all S are "revers" !!!
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,6mm, weight: 9,04g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ancient (Barbar) Imitation., date: ??? A.D., ref: SB ???,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_060_Alexius-I__Comnenus_(1081-1118_A_D_),_-Tetarteron_AE-20_pos-reform_ALZI-DECP_IC-XC_1081-1118-AD_SB-1929_Grierson-1055_Thessalonica_Q-002_h_17,5-20mm_g-sa.jpg
B 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #130 viewsB 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #1
avers: +AΛZI ΔECΠ, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jewelled chlamys, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe (left picture).
reverse: IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand ( right picture).
exergue: IC/XC//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm,weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 1092-1118 A.D., postreform, ref: SB-1929, Grierson-1055,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_060_Alexius-I__Comnenus_(1081-1118_A_D_),_TW_KOMHN,_C-F-AL-D,_SB_1931,_AE-Tetarteron,_Thessalonica_Q-002_6h_19,0-21,5mm_3,75g-s~0.jpg
B 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross, #127 viewsB 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross, #1
avers: TW KOMHN, Crowned facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe.
reverse: Jewelled cross with globe at each end, X in centre, on two steps, C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in the corners, clockwise from top left.
exergue: C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, diameter: 19,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1931,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
B_059_Anonim_Follis,_SB_1812var,_(Basil_II__and_Constantine_VIII__cc989_AD),_A2,_F41,_SB-1812var_,_Q-001,_6h,_25-26,5mm,11,31g-s.jpg
B 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1812var., AE-Follis, Class A2/F41type, (Basil II. and Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #134 viewsB 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1812var., AE-Follis, Class A2/F41type, (Basil II. and Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #1
Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.
averse: +EMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, ust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings".
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 10,30g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences., date: cc989 A.D., ref:SB 1813, Class A2/F41type,
Q-001
quadransAug 12, 2018
44-6-A2-MnM-May-2014.jpg
44/6 Quinarius group 2 3 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 3-bar splayed visor, V mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail hangs down. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 2.21 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/6
Provenance: M&M Gmbh, Auction 40, Lot 485
Comments: Early Quinarius. Group 2, with splayed visor and horse tail hanging downward. Three bar visor
3 commentsSteve B5Aug 12, 2018
24__UncertainEarlyArsacidKings_VH_10_4_2-1B_smaller_b.jpg
Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings10 viewsAR drachm, late 1st century BC to early 2nd century AD
Van''t Haaff 10.4.2-1B
2 commentsRobert L3Aug 12, 2018
21__Kamnaskires-Orodes_VH_12_2-1-1B-D.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes9 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 12.2.1-1B-D
Robert L3Aug 12, 2018
22__Prince_A_VH_type_19_1.jpg
Prince A6 viewsAE drachm, late 2nd to early 3rd century AD
Van’t Haaff 19.1
1 commentsRobert L3Aug 12, 2018
76.jpg
bmc4080 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONIN[VS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: [T VRI ORV M], Nude male figure in left field moving left, behind four stags galloping right, star above, murex shell below.
27 mm, 10.07 gms

BMC 408
Charles MAug 12, 2018
258.jpg
bmc404_21 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
26 mm, 10.24 gms

BMC 404
Charles MAug 12, 2018
367c.jpg
bmc4101 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TVRIORVM, Dido in galley, cornucopia in left arm, right arm extended, sailor in bow, helmsman at stern; stern ornamented with shield; in exergue 2 murex shells and palm branch.
27 mm, 10.86 gms

BMC 410
Charles MAug 12, 2018
44-6-Gr1-3bar-2_13gmSmall.jpg
44/6 Quinarius group 1 4 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with 3-bar splayed visor, V mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail extended. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 2.13 gms
Reference: Crawford 44/6
Provenance: Gert Boersema, April 17, 2012
Comments: Early Quinarius. Group 1, with splayed visor and horse tail extended. Three bar visor
1 commentsSteve B5Aug 11, 2018
voltet.jpg
Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)9 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
AR Tetradrachm
O:  AYTOK K G AFIN GAL OYEND OYOLOYCCIANOC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; three pellets below.
R: DHMAPX EXOUCIAC, eagle standing facing, head turned left, wreath in beak; Γ between legs.
12.36g
24mm
Prieur 698

Scarce
2 commentsMatAug 11, 2018
B_059_Anonim-Follis,_SB_1813,_AE-Follis,_Class_A2,_(Constantine_VIII__(976-1025_A_D_)),SB-1818-p-350_Q-001,_0h,_28mm,_10_30g-s.jpg
B 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #168 viewsB 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #1
Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.
averse: +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings".
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 10,30g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences., date: 976-1025 CE, ref:SB 1813, Class A2/F39type,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 11, 2018
B_059_Anonim-Follis,_SB_1880,_AE-Follis,_Class_H,_(Michael_VII__(_First_Crusade_)_(1081-1092_A_D_)),_Constantinopolis,_Q-001,_5h,_23-24mm,_5,49g-s.jpg
B 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1880, AE-Follis, Class H, (Michael VII. ( First Crusade ?) (1081-1092 A.D.)), Constantinopolis, #143 viewsB 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1880, AE-Follis, Class H, (Michael VII. ( First Crusade ?) (1081-1092 A.D.)), Constantinopolis, #1
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, with globulae and two pelletsat each extremity, in lower field on either side, floral ornament.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23-24,5mm, weight: 5,49g, axis: 5h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1081-1092 A.D., ref:SB 1880, p-379,
Q-001
quadransAug 11, 2018
B_059_Anonim-Follis,_SB_1867var,_AE-Follis,_Class_G,_(Romanus_IV__(1068-1071_A_D_)),_Constantinopolis,_Q-001,_6h,_20,5-22,5mm,_4,09g-s.jpg
B 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1867var, AE-Follis, Class G, MP/QV//--, (Romanus IV. (1068-1071 A.D.)), Constantinopolis,46 viewsB 059 Anonymous Follis, SB 1867var, AE-Follis, Class G, MP/QV//--, (Romanus IV. (1068-1071 A.D.)), Constantinopolis,
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of large pellets.
reverse: MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large pellets.
exergue: MP/QV//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1068-1071 A.D., ref:SB 1867var???, p-379,
Q-001
quadransAug 11, 2018
44-5-D1-2.jpg
Denarius Group 63 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail hangs downward. ROMA in relief.
Weight: 3.97 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: LHS Numismatics, August 16, 2006
Comments: Early Denarius. Group 6, with splayed visor. The latest issues of the Cr. 44/5 groups. No sestertii are known for this variety. Sibling to the early anchor symbol series with griffon tufts on the helmet.
1 commentsSteve B5Aug 11, 2018
67c.jpg
bmc388_21 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, indistinct countermark.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.02 gms

BMC 388
Charles MAug 11, 2018
44-5-NAC51.jpg
Denarius Group 63 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with solid splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail hangs downward. ROMA relief.
Weight: 4.37 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: NAC 51, March 5, 2009
Comments: Early Denarius. Group 6, with splayed visor. The latest issues of the Cr. 44/5 groups. No sestertii are known for this variety. Sibling to the early prow symbol series without griffon tufts on the helmet.
Steve B5Aug 11, 2018
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Denarius Group 22 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with three line splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. Horse’s tail hangs downward. ROMA in semi-incuse frame.
Weight: 4.41 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: Varesi Auction, April 28, 2011
Comments: Among the earliest denarii. Group 2, with splayed visor. The major characteristics of this variety are the reverse horse’s tail is hanging down. The obverse visor is typically very long, extending far from Roma’s forehead.
Steve B5Aug 11, 2018
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Denarius Group 43 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with three line splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with unique wavy cape. ROMA in semi-incuse frame.
Weight: 4.43 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: NAC 61, October 5, 2011
Comments: Among the earliest denarii. Group 4, with splayed visor, Unique reverse. There are 3 reverses commonly found for this obverse variety, one with flag cape and one with a wavy cape, and one with streaming cape. Reverse die links are know for these common reverses to groups 1, and 3; however this is an unusual variation not fitting into any of those 3 standard reverse styles.
1 commentsSteve B5Aug 11, 2018
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Severus Alexander AE 21 - Caesarea-Eusebia0 viewsCaesarea-Eusebia
Cappadocia
Severus Alexander
Obv.: AY K CЄOYH AΛЄΞANΔ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: MHTP KAIC ЄT ς
Three grain ears tied together
21 mm, 5.75 gr, 5 h
RPC Online V.6, № 6830.3 (this coin)
Vladimir PAug 11, 2018
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Commodus AE 17 - Nicopolis ad Istrum0 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum
Moesia Inferior
Commodus
Obv.: […] AΥ ΚΟΔΟC (sic)
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: NЄIKO ΠPOCC IC
Tyche enthroned left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel below throne
17 mm, 2.61 gr, 7 h
Varbanov-; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.10.38.21 (this coin)
Vladimir PAug 11, 2018
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Maximian Antoninianus1 viewsMaximianus Herculeus, Augustus 286-305, 307-308, and 310 AD.

Lugdunum, AD 285.

22mm., 3.44g.

IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Bust of Maximian, radiate, draped, right, or bust of Maximian, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right

VIRTVS AVGG, Jupiter, standing right, holding sceptre in right hand and clasping hand of Hercules; Hercules, standing left, holding club and lion's skin. MintMark: D

References: RIC V Diocletian 432
RLAug 11, 2018
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Carus Antoninianus2 viewsCarus, 282-283 AD

Rome, 282-283 AD

21mm., 4.00g.

IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Bust of Carus, radiate, cuirassed, right

IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter, standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand. MintMark: -/-//BKA

References: RIC V Carus 38
RLAug 11, 2018
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bmc393_41 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 11.19 gms

BMC 393

Cuts on this coin are very straight as if done with a sharp edge weapon--perhaps to make change??
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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bmc393_30 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 11.77 gms

BMC 393
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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asmcalee810a50 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANTΩNINO(…). Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. K, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
26 mm, 10.24 gms

McAlee 810(a)
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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asmcalee8061 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT K M AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MH KOΛΩ, Tyche seated right on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; above, ram leaping right, head forward; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse left field.
32 mm, 15.80 gms

McAlee 806
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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ric3200 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII. COS. III. P. P., S.C. across field, Sol radiate advancing left with right hand raised and holding whip in left, star in right field.
25 mm, 9.17 gms

RIC 320
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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rsc1341 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Sol, radiate, standing facing, head left, raising right hand & holding whip.
19 mm, 2.68 gms

RSC 134, RIC 17
Charles MAug 11, 2018
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Celtic, Danube Region, Uncertain Tribe. Imitating Type of Alexander III of Macedon2 viewsCCCBM I 215; Göbl, OTA Table 43, Type 577-578; Sammlung Lanz 896-897

AR drachm; struck in the Danube region circa second to first centuries B.C.; 3.24 g., 18.48 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Rev: Stylized Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; amphora in inner left field.
1 commentsStkpAug 11, 2018
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Denarius Group 1 (Not in Crawford Plates)2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with three line splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with wavy cape. ROMA in semi-incuse frame.
Weight: 4.46 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: Peus Auction, November 1, 2017
Comments: Among the earliest denarii. Group 1, but with three line visor, Reverse C. There are 3 reverses for this variety, one with flag cape and one with a wavy cape, and one with streaming cape. This is the wavy cape variety.

This variety is die-linked to group 3 and group 4 (plus group 1 with two bar helmet visor.)
Steve B5Aug 11, 2018
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Denarius Group 33 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with three line splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with streaming cape. ROMA in semi-incuse frame.
Weight: 4.44 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: Numismatica Tintina Auction, July 27, 2010
Comments: Among the earliest denarii. Group 3, With three line visor, unbound hair, and sharply bent wing, pointing downward on Roma’s helmet. Reverse b. There are three reverses for this variety, one with flag cape and one with a wavy cape, and one with streaming cape. This is the streaming cape variety.

This variety is die-linked to group 1 and group 4.
1 commentsSteve B5Aug 11, 2018
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Denarius Group 11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with Two line splayed visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. with flag cape. ROMA in semi-incuse frame.
Weight: 4.2 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/5
Provenance: Thesaurus Auction, November 11, 2012
Comments: Among the earliest denarii. Group 1, With two line visor. Reverse a. There are two reverses for this variety, one with flag cape and one with a wavy cape. This is the flag cape variety.

This variety is die-linked to groups 3 and 4
Steve B5Aug 11, 2018
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BCC IC63 viewsUmayyad Period - AE Fals
Anonymous of Tabariya
Undated ca. 740-750 CE.
Obv:Lion crouching left, Inscription around
محمد رسول الله "Mohammed rasul Allah"
Rev:Inscription: لا إله إلى الله واحد
”La ilah illa Allah wahadu”
in three lines.
15.5mm. 2.98gm. Axis:150
v-dromeAug 10, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, THRACE, Odessus Hadrian Theos Megas reclining6 viewsReference.
RPC III,---; AMNG -, Varbanov -

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΕ ΓΕΡ - ΔΑ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΟΔΗССΕΙΤΩΝ
Theos Megas reclining l., holding cornucopia in his r. hand

3.13 gr
15 mm
1 commentsokidokiAug 10, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 213, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust F-B, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #181 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 213, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust F-B, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1
avers: IMP PROB VS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F-B)
reverse: VICTO RIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 2,31g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th. emission of Rome, 6th.off., date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 213, p-40, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 10, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS1 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 321AD
20.0 x 18.5mm 2.80gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Helmeted, cuirassed bust, right.
R: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS; Altar with VOT/IS/XX within; globe atop, three stars above.
Exergue: PTR
Trier Mint
Rarity: C3
RIC VII Trier 303
Aorta: 958: B28, O4, R12, T6, M19.
ancientcoinmarket/GAC Auctions 323183207049
4/8/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG1 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 317 - 318AD
18.0mm 3.00gr 7h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, VOT/(Dot)/XX, within.
Exergue: Crescent, within wreath; XX, below wreath.
Rarity: C3
RIC VII Ticinum 167, T; Sear 16215.
Aorta: 1410: B59, O4, R46, T300, M18.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 163010447922
4/29/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE26, νI φΑνCTINIANOY MAPKIANOΠΟΛITΩN0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Consular Legate: Julius Faustinianus
Issued: 207 - 210AD
26.0mm 7.80gr 7h
O: Aν Λ CεΠTI CενΗΡΟC; Bare head, right.
R: νI φΑνCTINIANOY MAPKIANOΠΟΛITΩN; Hominoia standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, drapery over left arm.
Hristov & Jekov 6.14.36.1-3; Varbanov 776; AMNG I 568.
nikafinds/Daniela Petrova 222948254264
5/3/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Pautalia, Thrace, AE30, OνΛ ΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙΑC0 viewsAE30
Roman Provincial: Pautalia, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
30.0mm 13.7gr 2h
O: AνK Λ CεΠTI CενΗΡΟC ΠεΡ; Laureate head, right. Beaded border.
R: OνΛ ΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙΑC; Homonoia, modius on head, standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand. Beaded border.
Varbanov 4772 var. (no reverse altar)
silverdenar 112967218457
5/6/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE26, νI φΑνCTINIANOY MAPKIANOΠΟΛ0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Consular Legate: Julius Faustinianus
Issued: 207 - 210AD
26.0mm 9.40gr 7h
O: AνK Λ CεΠT CενΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: νI φΑνCTINIANOY MAPKIANOΠΟΛ; Apollo standing facing, head right, holding a bow in left hand, right hand on head, snake coiled around tree before.
Hristov & Jekov 6.14.7.11.var. (obv. legend); SNG Munchen 265; Moushmov 368; AMNG I 562 var. (obv. legend).
dragons.treasure_88 253664751925
6/12/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE26, νφΛ ΟνΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ 0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 210 - 211AD
26.0mm 10.19gr 2h
O: [AVT Λ CεΠ] CεΟνΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: νφΛ ΟνΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩ; Homonoia standing left, wearing kalathos on head, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left hand.
Pick 580; Moushmov 385; Varbanov 833.
xago/Marcos Xagorares 232759150754
5/21/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE26, νφΛ ΟνΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ 2 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior.
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 210 - 211AD
Consular Legate: Flavius Ulpianus
26.0 x 25.0mm 8.10gr 7h
O: AνK Λ CεΠT CενΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: νφΛ ΟνΛΠΙΑ-ΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑ-ΝΟΠΟΛ; Kybele seated, right arm outstretched, holding patera, left arm resting on drum. Lions at either side at feet.
Hristov & Jekov 6.14.31.14 var. (rev. legend); Varbanov 827 var. (rev. legend); AMNG I 579 var. (rev. legend).
nikafinds/Daniela Petrova 222948254264
5/3/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Pontus, Neocaesarea, AE31, KOINΠΟ ΝεΟΚΑΙΜHTPO3 viewsAE31
Roman Provincial: Pontus, Neocaesarea
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209 - 210AD (Regnal Year 16)
31.5mm 13.18gr 6h
O: AνK Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗ[ΡΟC]; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: KOIN ΠΟ ΝεΟ ΚΑΙ ΜHTPO; Tetrastyle temple with pellet in pediment, banners between outside columns, diety or banner in center; flourish at top of pediment; no flourishes on columns.
Exergue: ETPMR (ligate)
Rare
VF
SNG von Aulock 100; BMC 4; RG 147 var. (rev. legend); Waddington Rec. Gen. 13.
Naville Numismatics Auction 40, Lot 150.
5/27/18 8/8/18
2 commentsNicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Diocletian, Follis, NO LEGEND, Wreath, VOT/XX/FK1 viewsAE Follis
Diocletian
Augustus: 284 - 305AD
Issued: 303AD
21.5 x 20.0mm 2.80gr 11h
O: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Wreath, badge at top; VOT/XX/FK within.
Carthage Mint
Rarity: C
RIC VI Carthage 37a
Aorta: 1471: B50, O35, R188, T191, M4.
champoldfart 222990840986
5/30/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Provincial, Tyana, Cappadocia, AE28, TYANεΩΝ ΤΡΤ ΙεΡ ΚΑCY KAY4 viewsAE28
Roman Provincial: Tyana, Cappadocia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 195 - 196AD (Regnal Year 4)
28.0mm 15.3gr 7h
O: AY K Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: [TYANεΩΝ ΤΡΤ ΙεΡ Κ]ΑCY KAY; Zebu bull, standing right.
SNG von Aulock 6542
Numismatik Naumann Auction 66, Lot 327
6/2/18 8/8/18
3 commentsNicholas ZAug 10, 2018
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Class = A1 [005]0 views4.72 grams
21.0 mm
Attributed to JOHN I, TZIMISCES (969-976) SEAR 1793
no visible traces of overstriking
cmcdon0923Aug 10, 2018
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090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I --, Göbl 383x., Roma, S/-//--, IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right, 84 views090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I --, Göbl 383x., Roma, S/-//--, IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right,
avers: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, cloak flying right. S in left field.
exergue: S/-//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: 1h,
mint: Roma, date: A.D., ref: RIC V-I --, p-, Göbl 383,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 10, 2018
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Emperor Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.5 views Silver denarius, RIC IV 115, RSC IV 243, Hunter III 33, SRCV III 8680, Choice aMS, about as struck, light rose tone on luster, full circles centering, nice portrait, sharp reverse detail, radiating flow lines, Rome mint, weight 2.861g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, 241 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P III COS II P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for 3 years, consul 2 times, father of the country), Gordian standing right, wearing military garb, transverse spear in right hand, globe in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection (purchased from Alan Walker at NYINC early 2000's.

Gordian looks rather smug on the obverse and stands proud with the world in his hands on the reverse.

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.

*Superb
2 commentsSamAug 10, 2018
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 19 mm 8.46g3 viewsPegasos flying right with pointed wings.Rev head of Athena to left wearing pearl necklace and Corinthian helmet,with leather neck guard,in right field grapes on vine above amphora.Grant HAug 09, 2018
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Emperor Philip I the Syrian, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.6 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC IV 75A (R); RSC IV 130, SRCV III 8945, Hunter III -, EF, superb strike with sharp dies, nice metal, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 4.966g, maximum diameter 22.4mm, die axis 0o, 247 - 248 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P IIII COS P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for four years, consul, father of the country), Felicitas standing left, long caduceus in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex dear friend Barry Murphy.

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.
*Incredible art


Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
1 commentsSamAug 09, 2018
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Taras didrachm15 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
3 commentsJay GT4Aug 09, 2018
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Caesar elephant denarius15 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston
5 commentsJay GT4Aug 09, 2018
Crusaders,_Athens,_Guy_II__of_La_Roche_(1287_-_1308),_GVI_DVX_ATENES,_ThEBANI_CIVIS,_Q-001,11h,_17-18,5mm,_0,68g-s.jpg
Crusaders, Athens, Guy II. de la Roche, (1287-1308), AR-denar, Athens, ᵞ+ᵞThЄBΛNI:CIVIS, Châtel tournois, #171 viewsCrusaders, Athens, Guy II. de la Roche, (1287-1308), AR-denar, Athens, ᵞ+ᵞThЄBΛNI:CIVIS, Châtel tournois, #1
avers: :+:GVI•DVX•ΛTЄNЄS, Cross pattée.
reverse: ᵞ+ᵞThЄBΛNI:CIVIS, Châtel tournois.
diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis: 11h,
mint: Athens, mint mark: ,
date:1287-1308 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, Malloy CCS 94var.,
Q-001
"Guy II de la Roche (1280 – 5 October 1308) was the Duke of Athens from 1287, the last duke of his family. He succeeded as a
minor on the death of his father, William I, at a time when the duchy of Athens had exceeded the Principality of Achaea in wealth,
power, and importance."
quadransAug 09, 2018
Crusaders,_Achaia,_Karl_II__(1285_-_1289),_Clarentza_mint,_K_R_PRINC_ACh_,_DE_CLARENTIA,_Q-001,_7h,_17,5-18,5mm,_0,97g-s.jpg
Crusaders, Achaia, Charles II. of Anjou (1285–1289 A.D.), AR-denar, Achaia, ͓̽+͓̽DЄ͓̽CLΛRЄNTIΛ, Châtel tournois, #178 viewsCrusaders, Achaia, Charles II. of Anjou (1285–1289 A.D.), AR-denar, Achaia, ͓̽+͓̽DЄ͓̽CLΛRЄNTIΛ, Châtel tournois, #1
avers: +•K•R•PRINC'ΛCh•, Cross pattée, the legend flanked by •, and has unbarred Λ's.
reverse: ͓̽+͓̽DЄ͓̽CLΛRЄNTIΛ, Châtel tournois.
diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 0,97g, axis: 7h,
mint: Clarentza, mint mark: ,
date:1285-1289 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades,; Malloy CCS 12,
Q-001
"Charles II, known as "the Lame" (French le Boiteux, Italian lo Zoppo; 1254 – 5 May 1309), was King of Naples and Sicily, titular
King of Jerusalem, and Prince of Salerno.
He was the son of Charles I of Anjou, who had conquered the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily in the 1260s. His mother was Beatrice of Provence."
quadransAug 09, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 317 - 318AD
18.0mm 3.25gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, VOT/(Dot)/XX, within.
Exergue: Crescent, within; TT, below line.
Ticinum Mint
Rarity: C3
RIC VII Ticinum 167, T; Sear 16215.
Aorta: 1410: B59, O4, R46, T300, M15.
cichosgladiator/Andres Cichos 372278749679
4/22/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 320 - 324AD
19.0mm 2.83gr 0h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, badge at tope, star within, VOT/(Dot)/XX, within wreath.
Exergue: TSΓVI
Thessalonica Mint
RIC VII Thessalonica 117
Aorta: 1404: B59, O4, R46, T300, M17.
balbinusnumismatica2009/Peter Poros 183239145172
5/28/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
1131_P_Hadrian_RPC770.jpg
0765A THRACE, Odessus Hadrian Theos Megas reclining5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 765A; AMNG -, Varbanov -

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΕ ΓΕΡ - ΔΑ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΟΔΗССΕΙΤΩΝ
Theos Megas reclining l., holding cornucopia in his r. hand

3.13 gr
15 mm
6h
okidokiAug 09, 2018
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Constantine II, Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine II
Caesar: 317 - 337AD
Augustus: May 22, 337 - April, 340AD
Issued: 319 - 320AD
18.0mm 3.30gr 6h
O: DN CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP; Two Victories standing facing each other, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar.
Exergue: Two captives, back to back.
Lyons Mint
Rarity: R2
RIC VII Lyons 76
Aorta: 1116: B36, O16, R73, T79, M9.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 163010420579
4/29/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6758_6759.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 317 - 320AD
19.4mm 3.12gr 6h
O: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Diademed (pearls), mantled bust left, holding mappa in right hand, scepter on globe in left hand.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG; Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left.
Exergue: Palm, left field; Z, right field; SMN, below line.
Nicomedia Mint
RIC VII Nicomedia 23, Z
Aorta: 3069: B82, O53, R103, T150, M11.
balbinusnumismatica2009/Peter Poros 183232292257
5/28/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6450_6451.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 324AD
20.0 x 19.0mm 3.70gr 1h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; City gate with two turrets, star above; six layers of brick, doors closed.
Exergue: PLG
Lyons Mint
Rarity: S
RIC VII Lyons 225; Sear 16241.
Aorta: 1501: B59, O4, R148, T12, M10.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 273151384050
4/11/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6786_6787.jpg
Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, NIKOΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC IC0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.5mm 3.70gr 7h
O: Aν ΚΑΙ Cε CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right. Dotted border.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC IC; Athena standing left, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding spear. Dotted border.
Rare
Single specimen in Vienna hoard.
Varbanov 2249; Moushmov 910; AMNG I 1365.
rzeczplita 112995709700
6/4/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6804_6805.jpg
Provincial, Hieropolis, Cyrrhestica, AE22, ΘεΑC CΥΡΙ ACIεΡΟΠΟ0 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Hieropolis, Cyrrhestica
Antoninus Pius
Caesar: 138AD
Augustus: 138 - 161AD
22.0mm 9.99gr 2h
O: [AVTO KAI TIT AIL AΔΡΙ ΑΝΤ] ωΝεΙΝΟC CεΒ; Laureate head, right.
R: ΘεΑC CΥΡΙ ACIεΡΟΠΟ; Legend broken into two lines; 'B' below, all within a laurel wreath.
Paris 1620; Hieropolis BMC 13; Butcher 15.
Kairos Numismatik Auction 5, Lot 250.
6/9/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6808_6809.jpg
Plakia, Mysia, AE10, ΠΛΑΚΙΑ1 viewsAE10
Plakia, Mysia
Circa 4th Century BC
10.0mm 1.46gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Turreted head of Cybele, right.
R: ΠΛΑΚΙΑ; Lion standing below, devouring prey. Grain ear, right.
SNG BN 2378-82; SNG von Aulock 1432; SNG Cop 545.
Kairos Numismatik Auction 5, Lot 168.
6/9/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6810_6811.jpg
Provincial, Zeugma, Commagene, AE21, ΖεΥΓΜ-ΑεΩΝ0 viewsAE21
Roman Provincial: Zeugma, Commagene
Antoninus Pius
Caesar: 138AD
Augustus: 138 - 161AD
21.0mm 9.46gr 2h
O: ANTΩΝ-ΙΝΟC CεΒενε; Laureate head, right.
R: ΖεΥΓΜ-ΑεΩΝ; Tetrastyle temple on a hill, retrograde Z below; all within a laurel wreath.
SNG München 423; Butcher 20.
Kairos Numismatik Auction 5, Lot 149.
6/9/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6812_6813.jpg
Antiochus II Theos, AE16, BAΣΙΛεΩε ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ0 viewsAE16
Antiochus II Theos
King: 261 - 246BC
16.0mm 4.40gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Laureate head of Apollo, right.
R: BAΣΙΛεΩε ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; Tripod, anchor below.
Control Mark: ε, left field.
Newell 1380
Kairos Numismatik Auction 5, Lot 192
6/9/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
nicopol-cybel.jpg
Septimius Severus AE 27 - Nicopolis ad Istrum0 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum
Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Obv.: AYT Λ CЄΠT CЄYHPOC Π
Laureate head right
Rev.: [Υ ΦΛ OΥΛΠI]AN NIKOΠOΛITΩ ΠPOC ICT
Cybele holding tympanum and scepter, riding right on leaping lion
27 mm, 12.33 gr, 2 h
Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.14.31.6 (same dies)
Vladimir PAug 09, 2018
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Sosius Syria 2 Obverse1 views
Obv: PRINCEPS FELIX ; Bare head of Sosius, rt.
Rev: COLONIA IVLIA ILVR ; Two monograms to the left, yoke of two humped oxen
38-34 BC
RPC 4083 ; SNG Levante 597
jimbomarAug 09, 2018
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Sosius Syria 2 Reverse1 viewsObv: PRINCEPS FELIX ; Bare head of Sosius, rt.
Rev: COLONIA IVLIA ILVR ; Two monograms to the left, yoke of two humped oxen
38- 34 BC
RPC 4083 ; SNG Levante 597
jimbomarAug 09, 2018
1130_P_Hadrian_RPC3869.jpg
3869 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian, 117 AD Europa on bull1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3869; Rouvier 1473, BMC 224, Abou Diwan 1535-8

Issue Year 227

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΣΕΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΘΕΑΣ
Europa on bull galloping r.; in r. field, ZΚΣ

10.14 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection
okidokiAug 09, 2018
6784_6785.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP1 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 319AD
19.0 x 18.0mm 2.92gr 1h
O: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories standing facing each other, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR set upon altar with oval in rectangle decoration on front. Dot in center and four corners.
Exergue: PARL
Arles Mint
Rarity: R5
RIC VII Arles 193, P
Aorta: 1172: B43, O55, R221, T225, M4.
rzeczplita 113005694977
6/4/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6446_6447.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 324 - 325AD
18.5 x 17.0mm 3.30gr 8h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; City gate with two turrets, star above; six layers of bricks, doors closed.
EXERGUE: STR
Trier Mint
Rarity: C3
RIC VII Trier 449; Sear 16238.
Aorta: 1547: B59, O4, R148, T12, M19.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 282904449347
4/11/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6603_6604.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 326 - 328AD
20.0mm 3.30gr 0h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Diademed (pearls) bust, right.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; City gate with two turrets, star above; dots in top layer, seven layers total, doors closed.
Exergue: (Dot), right field; SMTSΓ, below line.
Thessalonica Mint
RIC 153, Γ var. (Bust type)
Aorta: B10, O34, R148, T12, M17.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 401528826687
5/13/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6452_6453.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, SARMATIA DEVICTA0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 323 - 324AD
20.0 x 18.5mm 2.40gr 7h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory standing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
Exergue: PTR (crescent), below line.
Trier Mint
RIC VII Trier 435, P, crescent.
Rated C3
Aorta: 1562: B59, O4, R168, T276, M19.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 282919001828
4/11/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6448_6449.jpg
Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 318 - 319AD
18.0mm 3.22gr 7h
O: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories, standing facing each other, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar with cross decoration.
Exergue: PT
Ticinum Mint
Rarity: R4
RIC VII Ticinum 86
Aorta: 1187: B43, O55, R221, T235, M18.
samhan_53024/Pau Bulgarian 112957352898
4/23/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 319AD
18.0mm 2.80gr 0h
O: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust, right. Tear drop shaped ear piece.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR set on altar.
Exergue: SARL
Arles Mint
Rarity: R3
RIC VII Arles 191, S
Aorta: 1161: B43, O53, R221, T235, M4.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 163020821144
5/13/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6433_6434~0.jpg
Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE25, νΠ ΑνΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ 0 viewsAE25
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Consular Legate: Aurelius Gallus
Issued:
25.5 x 24.0mm 8.82gr 0h
O: Aν K Λ Cε [CενΗΡΟC Π]; Laureate head, right.
R: νΠ ΑνΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤ; Eagle standing left on garlanded altar, head right, wreath in beak, standards surmounted by wreaths on either side.
Exergue: ΠΡΟCIC
Moushmov 981 var (rev. legend)
sunnytimee 152961702705
4/1/8 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE23, ANTIOCH GENI COL CAE1 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
23.0mm 6.58gr 0h
O: IMP CA SEP SEVERVS; Laureate head, right.
R: ANT-IOCH G-ENI COL CAE; Genius wearing modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopia.
SNG Cop 30; Krzyznowska 39
Kairos Numismatic Auction 5, Lot 340
6/9/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6521_6522-1.jpg
Provincial, Edessa, Mesopotamia, AE23, ABΓΑΡΟC Λ [B] ACIΛΛενC0 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Edessa, Mesopotamia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
23.5 x 20.5mm 5.96gr = 92 grains 6h
O: ΛΛΤΟ Λ CεΟΛΗΡΟC (A's shaped like lambdas, V's inverted.); Laureate, bearded head, right.
R: ABΓΑΡΟC Λ [B] ACIΛΛενC; Bust of Abgar VIII, bearded, right, wearing diademed tiara with hook shard ornaments; scepter before. Mantle fastened on shoulder, decorated with crescent and two or three stars.
BMC Mesopotamia 25 (p. 95); RPC 8977; SNG Righetti 2575ff
Kairos Numismatic Auction 4, Lot 395
4/28/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6444_6445.jpg
Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE22, ANTIOCH FORTVNA COLON (IA?)0 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
22.0mm 5.11gr 7h
O: L SEP SE-V PERT AVG; Radiate head, right.
R: ANTIOCH F-ORTVNA COLON (IA?); Tech standing left, holding branch and cornucopia.
SNG France 1120
arkadyn/Arkadiy Nakhimovsky 371963381292
4/20/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
6627_6628.jpg
Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE21, MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ0 viewsAE21
Roman Provincial: Markianoplis, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
21.0mm 6.52gr 8h
O: AνΚ Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: MAPKIANO-ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Varbanov 739
arkadyn/Arkady Nakhimovsky 232578907010
5/17/18 8/8/18
Nicholas ZAug 09, 2018
Max_II_Daia_black_small.png
Maximinus II Daia AE226 viewsMaximinus II Daia: Caesar 305-308; Filius Augustorum 308-309; Augustus 309-313 AD.

Antioch, AD 308

24mm., 6.38g.

GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES - Head laureate right

VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS - Virtus advancing right holding transverse spear in right and shield in left, trophy over shoulder, crescent and S in right field. ANT.

References: RIC VI Antioch 100
RLAug 09, 2018
CommodusCastorSest.jpg
Commodus12 viewsAE-Sestertius
L AVREL COMMODVS AVG GERM SARM; Laureate and draped bust to right.
TRP II IMP II COS PP; Castor standing left, holding spear and placing hand on head of horse standing left behind him.
Ex: S C
Rome
RIC 1579 (M. Aurelius)
Julianus of PannoniaAug 08, 2018
ClaudiusHorseGlobeHercules.jpg
Claudius II Gothicus23 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS CLAVDI AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding Horse on reins and globe.
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; Hercules standing right, leaning on club and holding lion skin; M / C in fields.
Ex: -
Cyzicus
RIC temp #903
Julianus of PannoniaAug 08, 2018
CarausiusLegBullML.jpg
Carausius27 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
LEG (VII CLA); Bull stg. right.
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 75
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaAug 08, 2018
1129_P_Hadrian_RPC3914.jpg
3914 Phoenicia, Acco-Ptolemaïs. Hadrian Tyche 25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3914; Kadman 105; Sofaer 139-41

Obv. IMP CAES TRAI HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. COL PTOL
Tyche with two ears of corn seated r. on rocks; below, river god

8.14 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection
okidokiAug 08, 2018
Lion_of_Amphipolis.jpg
Greece, Amphipolis, Lion of Amphipolis - Via Egnatia, west side of the Strymonas river30 viewsAmphipolis is best known for being a magnificent ancient Greek polis (city), and later a Roman city, whose impressive remains can still be seen. It is famous in history for events such as the battle between the Spartans and Athenians in 422 B.C., and also as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. Alexander's three finest admirals, Nearchus, Androsthenes and Laomedon, resided in this city and it is also the place where, after Alexander's death, his wife Roxane and their small son Alexander IV were exiled and later murdered. Excavations in and around the city have revealed important buildings, ancient walls and tombs. The finds are displayed at the archaeological museum of Amphipolis. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed. The unique and beautiful "Lion of Amphipolis" monument nearby is a popular destination for visitors.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Loewe_von_Amphipolis.jpg
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Date 16 June 2018
Author Neptuul
Joe SermariniAug 08, 2018
Crusaders,_Athens,_William_I___de_la_Roche,_1280-1287_,_G_DVX_ATENES,_ThEBE_CIVIS,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5-19mm,_0,95g-s.jpg
Crusaders, Athens, William I. (Guy I.?) de la Roche, (1280-1287), AR-denar, Athens, :+:ThЄBЄ֍CIVIS, Châtel tournois, #191 viewsCrusaders, Athens, William I. (Guy I.?) de la Roche, (1280-1287), AR-denar, Athens, :+:ThЄBЄ֍CIVIS, Châtel tournois, #1
avers: :+:G•DVX֍ΛTЄNЄS, Cross pattée.
reverse: :+:ThЄBЄ֍CIVIS, Châtel tournois.
diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 0,95g, axis: 6h,
mint: Athens, mint mark: ,
date:1280-1287 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, 271 - 274; Taf. 41., Malloy CCS 89c., Scarce variation !
Q-001
"William I. (Guy I.?) de la Roche (died 1287) succeeded his brother, John I, as Duke of Athens in 1280. He was the first official "duke" of Athens; previous dukes had actually been "lords.""
quadransAug 08, 2018
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Vespasian RIC-980 (3)45 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 980 (C). BMC 217 corr. RSC 219.
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
Rev: IMP XIX across field; Modius, standing on three legs, containing one ear of corn upright, then two ears of corn bending r. and l. with poppy in between and two ears of corn hanging over the sides
Acquired from Münzen & Medaillen, July 2018. 'From an old Swiss collection'.

A rare variant of the modius type with poppies in between the corn ears. The variants with poppies tend to have longer corn ears than the common examples without them. The poppy in the Roman world was often a symbol of abundance and fertility, so it is quite fitting to see them symbolically stored in a modius alongside corn ears. NB: BMC 217 has the poppies on either side of the upright corn ear.

Well centred on a ragged flan.
2 commentsDavid AthertonAug 08, 2018
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Domitian as Caesar6 viewsDomitian. As Caesar, AD 69-81. AR Denarius (18 mm, 2.8 gm.) Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 79.
Laureate head right / PRINCEPS IVVENTTVTIS, clasped hands before legionary eagle.
RIC II 1081 (Vespasian).
1 commentsAjaxAug 08, 2018
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Thrace, Chersonesos1 viewsThrace, Chersonesos AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 2.41g.) ca. 386 to 338 BC.
Forepart of a lion right, looking back to the left. / Quadripartite square with two depressed quadrants, with a pellet in each quadrant.
SNG COP 824.
AjaxAug 08, 2018
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bmc4141 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTON(…), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TVRI ORVM, Prize crown, palm branch from upper opening, crown inscribed (illegible), B and murex shell below.
26 mm, 14.80 gms

BMC 414
Charles MAug 08, 2018
369c.jpg
bmc4121 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right--no legible legend
Rev: TVRI ORVM, Quadriga advancing left, Emperor in car with right hand raised, scepter in left arm, murex shell and palm branch in exergue.
27 mm, 8.78 gms

BMC 412
Charles MAug 08, 2018
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bmc3942 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN[TONINVS], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEPTIM TVRO →COLO, Founder plowing right with 2 oxen, standard in background inscribed LEG/III/GAL, murex shell in right field.
29 mm, 17.95 gms

BMC 394
Charles MAug 08, 2018
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hj6.28.03.02var0 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hera standing left holding patera in right hand and staff in left. E in right field.
26 mm 12.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.3.2 variant (position of E)
Charles MAug 08, 2018
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hj6.26.35.080 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛ EVKOV MAPKIANO →Π[OΛIT(ΩN)], Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at her feet.
26 mm, 9.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.8
Charles MAug 08, 2018
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Taras, Calabria7 views4th-3rd century BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.13g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles kneeling right, wrestling the Nemean lion; crab above, club behind.
HN Italy 976; Vlasto ----; Cote ---; SNG France ----; McGill ---
Scarce
ex Pavlos S. Pavlou

A scarce variety with the crab control mark, unlisted in most major references.
2 commentsEnodiaAug 08, 2018
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Bruttium Uncia23 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

8.30g

Scheu 13; SNG ANS 44; HN Italy 1978

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT4Aug 07, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 480, Ticinum, CONCORD MILIT, Bust H2, E/-//PXXI, Concordia standing left, #191 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 480, Ticinum, CONCORD MILIT, Bust H2, E/-//PXXI, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H2)
reverse: CONC ORD MILIT, Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns.
exergue: E/-//PXXI, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, 1st. off. date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 480, p-69,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series (E) of Ticinum.
1 commentsquadransAug 07, 2018
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Calabria, Taras; c. 332-302 BC, Stater4 views7.70g. Vlasto-585, HN Italy-934. Obv: Youth on horseback r., stabbing downward with spear held in r. hand, two spears and round shield held behind him; ΣA below. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin l., holding distaff, prow below.Some porosity in reverse field. VF1 commentsLeoAug 07, 2018
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Calabria, Taras; c. 332-302 BC, Stater6 views7.88g. Vlasto-651, HN Italy-941. Obv: Youth on horseback r. crowning horse. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin l., holding palm branch; helmet behind.. Choice VF2 commentsLeoAug 07, 2018
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Calabria, Taras; c. 302-281 BC, Stater3 views7.73g. Vlasto-699, HN Italy-968. Obv: Youth on horseback galloping l., holding small shield behind him, EY behind, NIKOTTAΣ below. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin l. hurling javelin, trident on shoulder; ΛY behind, hippocamp below.1 commentsLeoAug 07, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 215, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, R! #1,108 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 215, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, R! #1,
avers: PROBV S P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G-E1)
reverse: VICTO RIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 20,0-23,5mm, weight: 2,61g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 6th. off., date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 215, p-40, C-741, Rare!
Q-001
quadransAug 07, 2018
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, with the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, view from Palatine Hill, May 2005.12 viewsTemple of Antoninus and Faustina, with the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, view from Palatine Hill, May 2005. The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is an ancient Roman temple in Rome, adapted as a Roman Catholic church, Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda. It is in the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra, opposite the Regia. The temple was begun by Antoninus Pius in 141 and was initially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161 AD, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina at the instigation of his successor, Marcus Aurelius. The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 metres high. The rich bas-reliefs of the frieze under the cornice, of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Antoninus_and_Faustina Photograph released to the public domain.
1 commentsJoe SermariniAug 07, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0023.0051, -/-//XXIVI, Bust C-A2, RIC V-II 666, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILIT, Emperor clasping the hand of Concordia, #173 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0023.0051, -/-//XXIVI, Bust C-A2, RIC V-II 666, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILIT, Emperor clasping the hand of Concordia, #1
avers: IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. (C-A2).
reverse: CONCORDIA MILIT, Emperor standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia.
exergue: -/-//XXIVI, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 4,11g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 6th. emission, 6th. off., date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 666, p-89, C-161-169, Alföldi 0023.0051,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 07, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R*ς, Emperor riding left, C, #185 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R*ς, Emperor riding left, C, #1
avers: IMP PRO BVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G-E1)
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding scepter, at foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R*ς, diameter: 23,0-24,5mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 278 A.D., 3rd.emission, 6th off. ref: RIC V-II 157, p-35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 07, 2018
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093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 036, Samosata, SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress and Spes,73 views093 Saloninus (258-260 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 036, Samosata, SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress and Spes,
avers: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Saloninus right.
reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Prince in military dress standing right, holding scepter and receiving a flower from Spes, walking left, lifting hem of skirt, star between.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 5h,
mint: Samosata, date: 256-260 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 36, p-, C-41,
Q-001
quadransAug 07, 2018
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Provincial, Serdica, Thrace, AE18, CεΡΔΩΝ1 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Serdica, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
18.5mm 4.03gr 7h
O: AV K Λ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: CεΡΔΩΝ; Eagle standing left on a thunderbolt, head right.
Ruzicka 52; Varbanov 1924; Minnet I 366, corre. (obv. description)
cody111111/Joseph Sinski 302796683529
7/13/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
23.0mm 3.80gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Probus standing left on right, holding spear, receiving wreath from Victory, left.
Exergue: V, above line; XXIMC, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 908, V; Sear 11968.
Aorta: 2018: B87, O25, R30, T81, M2.
ancientcoinmarket 323297159097
6/21/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
22.5mm 3.63gr 11h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield; shield decorated with Probus mounted on horse, spearing fallen enemy on right arm.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding left, holding scepter, right hand raised, captive below.
Exergue: CMXXI
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 913
Aorta: B15, O38, R195, T56, M3.
legio_x_hispana/Andrey Georgiev 401557446634
7/4/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR P XVIII COS III PP0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: January - June, 210AD
20.0mm 3.28gr 0h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XVIII COS III PP; Neptune naked except for cloak over shoulder and right arm, standing left, holding trident in left hand, right foot on globe, right hand on right knee.
Rome Mint
VF
RIC 241; RSC 542; BMCRE 26
Aorta: B3, O82, R260, T129, M4.
ancient_treasures 202350272988
7/1/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, SOLI INVICTO COMITI0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: January - March, 316AD
20.0mm 4.00gr 6h
O: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI; Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left.
Exergue: T over (Star), left field; F, right field; QARL, below line.
Scarce
Arles Mint
RIC VII Arles 80; Sear 16076
Aorta: 2887; B78, O59, R186, T224, M4.
VQL2013/Luis Vaz 183305757469
7/6/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONSERVAT AVG0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
23.0mm 3.70gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONSERVAT AVG; Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip.
Exergue: XXIB
Rome Mint
RIC V-2 Rome 613, XXIB; Cohen 203.
Aorta: 1423: B72, O25, R33, T127, M4.
VQL2013/Luis Vaz 183311608265
7/6/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
21.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.
Exergue: Z (Dot), above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
RIC V-2 Antioch 920, Z (Dot); Sear 11960 var. (obv. legend);
Aorta: 2132: B87, O38, R13, T95, M1.
ancientcoinmarket 323305199416
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Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Provincial, Petra, Arabia, AE24, AΔΡΙ ΠεΓΡΟC ΜεΤ1 viewsAE24
Roman Provincial: Petra, Arabia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
24.0mm 7.58gr 11h
O: AV Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗΡΟC Cε; Laureate, draped bust, right.
R: AΔΡΙ ΠεΓΡΟC ΜεΤ; Tyche seated left in distyle temple, holding a small scale and trophy.
SNG ANS 1369 ?; Spijkerman 20; Rozenberger 20.
Zuzimarts 192600518882
7/23/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Potin Tetradrachm, NO LEGEND3 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial: Alexandria, Egypt
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 277AD
21.0 x 19.5mm 7.60gr 0h
O: AK M AVP ΠΡΟBOC CεB; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak.
Alexandria, Egypt
Exergue: L, left field; A, right field.
BMC 2425; Sear 3290; Milne ?; Emmett ?; Dattari ?; Koln ?
lovethatcoinguy 372380272448
7/31/18 8/6/18
2 commentsNicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE22, ANTIOCH COLONIA1 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
22.0mm 5.21gr 6h
O: IMP [T] S-εV; Laureate head, right.
R: ANTIOCH COLONIA; Men standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and Victory; cock standing right at feet.
Antioch, Pisidia
SNG BnF 1119 var. (Head laureate, cock to right)
St. Paul Antiques Auction 17, Lot 394.
6/30/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE16, NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTPO3 viewsAE16
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
16.0mm 2.56gr 2h
O: AV KAI CεΠ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTPO; Grape cluster.
Moushmov 930; AMNG I 1430; Varbanov 2551 var. (obv. and rev. legends)
viktorbak/Viktor Bakman 323309218478
6/26/18 8/6/18
1 commentsNicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS3 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: ?
22.5mm 4.10gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped bust, seen from the back, right.
R: RESTITVT ORBIS; Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath.
Exergue: (Star) above T, above line; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 733 var.
Aorta: B93, O63, R119, T78, M6.
blue6hen/David Osborn 332715339083
7/16/18 8/6/18
Nicholas ZAug 07, 2018
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bmc393_21 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 15.96 gms

BMC 393
1 commentsCharles MAug 07, 2018
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varb1781_20 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOP(ΩN), Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
18 mm, 4.32 gms

Varbanov 1781
Charles MAug 07, 2018
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varb17480 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, Apolloa standing left holding branch and bow.
18 mm, 3.74 gms

Varbanov 1748
Charles MAug 07, 2018
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varb17470 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera.
18 mm, 3.96 gms

Varbanov 1747
Charles MAug 07, 2018
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Philip II Antoninianus2 viewsPhilip II, Caesar 244-247 AD, Augustus 247-249 AD.

Rome, AD 244 - AD 246

24mm., 3.55g.

M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, Bust of Philip II, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right

IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter, nude, standing front, holding thunderbolt in right hand and sceptre in left hand

References: RIC IV Philip I 213
RLAug 07, 2018
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Taras, Calabria11 views473-450 BC
AR Drachm (Half Nomos) (16mm, 3.53g)
O: Forepart of hippocamp with pointed wings right; TAPAΣ (retrograde) counterclockwise behind, scallop shell below.
R: Head of nymph Satyra right; TA clockwise behind, all within incuse circle.
Vlasto 157-59; Cote 60; HN Italy 839; SNG France 1610; SNG ANS 846
Rare
ex Savoca Coins

A rare early drachm, sometimes referred to as a 'half nomos'. The hippocamp could be seen as a Pegasus, but that device was unknown in Tarentine coinage while the hippocamp was quite common, and the scallop shell certainly gives credence to that idea.
Alfred Hands places this type much earlier, perhaps as early as 520 BC, while Ratto (the Cote catalog) suggests that the nymph is actually the obverse due to the retrograde ethnic.

1 commentsEnodiaAug 06, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 175-174 B.C3 viewsAE 19.68mm (Thickness 2.45mm), weight 5.04g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters ayin (`) and yodh (Y) in right field, in left field lamedh (L) ?, Aradian era date 85 below with letters mem (M) & beth (B) left.
AradosAug 06, 2018
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 79/8 BC5 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
30 mm 16.60 gm Thompson issue 86 Thompson catalogue: Obs 1217 Rev: 1216
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
on which month mark K control [] below
2 magistrates : NESTOR MNASEAS
RF symbol : Stag
All surrounded by an olive wreath
1 commentscicerokidAug 06, 2018
Crusaders,_Achaia,_Florent_of_Hainaut_(1289–1297),_Clarentza_mint,_FLORENS_P_ACh,_DE_CLARENCIA,_Q-001,_9h,_17-18mm,_0,77g-s.jpg
Crusaders, Achaia, Florent of Hainaut (1289–1297 A.D.), AR-denar, Achaia, +DЄCLΛRЄNCIΛᴮ. Châtel tournois, #187 viewsCrusaders, Achaia, Florent of Hainaut (1289–1297 A.D.), AR-denar, Achaia, +DЄCLΛRЄNCIΛᴮ. Châtel tournois, #1
avers: +ꭝFLORЄNS•P•ΛChᴮ. Cross pattée, the legend flanked by small B and a fleur-de-lis, and has unbarred Λ's.
reverse: +DЄCLΛRЄNCIΛᴮ. Châtel tournois.
diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 0,77g, axis: 9h,
mint: Clarentza, mint mark: ,
date:1289-1297 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, 953-7; Malloy CCS 13c! Scarce!
Q-001
"Florent of Hainaut (also Floris or Florence; Hainaut, also spelled "Hainault") (c.1255 – 23 January 1297) was Prince of Achaea
from 1289 to his death, in right of his wife, Isabella of Villehardouin. He was the son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.
From his father he received the stadholdership (government) of Zeeland."
quadransAug 06, 2018
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AE Sestertius, RIC 3, p.345, 1635 - Faustina II, Fecunditas, Children4 viewsFaustina II
Sestertius
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTAE / S - C, Fecunditas standing facing, head left, holding two infants; girls standing to left and right.
Ref.: RIC III 1635, C96
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 65, lot641
shanxiAug 06, 2018
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L Titurius L.f. Sabinus3 viewsL Titurius L.f. Sabinus Denarius. 89 BC. (18mm, 3.83g.)
Head of Taitus facing right, SABIN behind, A PV before / two Roman soldiers, each holding a woman in his arms, L.TITVRI in ex.
Cr344/1c, Syd 698b
1 commentsAjaxAug 06, 2018
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062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 558, Rome, AE-Sestertius, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,106 views062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 558, Rome, AE-Sestertius, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, protecting Alexander at foot left. S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 28,0-30,5mm, weight: 20,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 231 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 558, C. 74, BMC 692.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransAug 06, 2018
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2793 PISIDIA, Sagalassus Hadrian ae 22 Zeus seated 9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2793 var. no eagle at feet; SNG France 1766

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΑΓΑΛΑССΕωΝ
Zeus seated l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre.

8.26 gr
22 mm
h
okidokiAug 06, 2018
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ALFOLDI 028.0014 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.84g / WIDTH 20mm
RIC 675
ALFOLDI 028.001 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1267
Barnaba6Aug 06, 2018
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0717 THRACE, Perinthus. Sabina Hera standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III 717 var. (no altar).

Obv. СΑΒΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust right.

Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ
Hera standing left, holding sceptre and patera over lighted altar to left.

4.6 gr
20 mm
h

Note.
Hera was the wife and older sister of Zeus. She was as goddess of women and marriage. Juno was her equivalent in Roman mythology.
okidokiAug 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 3247 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBO INVICTO AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD AVG
BUST TYPE: F1 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.81g / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 324
COLLECTION NO. 1268
Note: very rare obverse legend (INVICTO), especially at Ticinum (similar pompous legends with INVICTVS, PIVS, PERPETVO, DEO ET DOMINO etc. were - for the most part - struck only at Serdica); shield decorated with Gorgoneion.

Only the 6th specimen of this type known to me.
3 commentsBarnaba6Aug 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F19 BUST FIDES TO LEFT4 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F19 = Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding aegis and spear, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 4.10g / DIAMETER: 20mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F19 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1269

NOTE: Scarce and desirable bust type.

REVERSE VARIANT WITH FIDES STANDING LEFT; SEE ALSO MY SPECIMEN NO. 948 WITH MUCH RARER VARIANT OF FIDES STANDING RIGHT (ONLY ONE REVERSE DIE OF THE FIDES STANDING TO RIGHT VARIANT EXISTS).
2 commentsBarnaba6Aug 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H4 BUST OFFICINA 2 ("S")3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H4 = Radiate bust right in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//S
WEIGHT 3.56g / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 862 VAR. (H4 BUST AND "S" MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1266

Scarce and desirable bust type; This coin was struct at Serdica during the brief and scarce 3rd emmission (phase B with latin mintmarks).

NOTE: only 8th specimen of this type known to me
Barnaba6Aug 06, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 25231 views OBVERSE: IMP C D AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVATOR AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SERD
MINT: SERDICA
EMMISSION: 1.1
RIC TEMP: 2523 (20 EX.)
NOTE: Scarce and desirable exergue designation (SERD) struct at Serdica only during the brief first emmission (shortly after establishing the mint at Serdica by Aurelian)
Barnaba6Aug 06, 2018
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S.1158 Cnut (pointed helmet penny, London)2 viewsCnut, king of England (1016-1035)
Pointed helmet penny (moneyer: Edwerd, mint: London)

A/ +CNVT: - RECX A: around central circle enclosing bust in pointed helmet left holding scepter
R/ +ELEDERD ON LV(ND): around central circle enclosing quarters of short voided cross with circles in centre

silver, 1.04 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 7h

Peck marks are very common on these pennies. A large part of them was minted in order to pay the danegeld (tax raised to pay tribute to Vikings to save a land from their raids). These peck marks are supposed to have been made by Danes when checking the penny was in good silver.

1 commentsDrogerAug 06, 2018
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1324 Hadrian, Cistophorus MYSIA Pergamum mint Asclepius standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1324; Metcalf 3

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head, draped bust right, wearing paludamentum


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

10.64 gr
28 mm
h
2 commentsokidokiAug 06, 2018
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S.1148 Aethelred II (crux penny, Winchester)2 viewsAethelred II, king of the English (978-1013 and 1014-1016)
Crux penny (moneyer: Brithmaer, mint: Winchester)

A/ +ΛEDELRED REX ΛNGLR X (AE and NG ligated) around central circle enclosing diademed & draped bust left holding a scepter
R/ BYRTHMΛER M-O PIN (AR ligated) around central circle containing voided cross with pellet center, C R V X in angles

silver, 1.65 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 1h
1 commentsDrogerAug 06, 2018
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Lucius Verus Denarius3 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD.

Rome, AD 166

18.9mm., 3.1g.

L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX: Head of Lucius Verus, laureate, right

TR P VI IMP IIII COS II PAX: Pax, draped, standing left, holding olive-branch downwards in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 561

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RLAug 06, 2018
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RIC.67a1 Valentinian II (AE4, Salvs Reipvblicae)2 viewsValentinian II, western roman emperor (375-392)
Nummus AE4: Salvs Reipvblicae (383-392, Antioche, 1st officine)

bronze, 12 mm diameter, 1.51 g, die axis: 6 h,

A/ D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / ANTA in exergue, chrisme in the field, Victory advancing left, holding trophy on
shoulder with right hand and dragging captive with left one
DrogerAug 06, 2018
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RIC.28a Gratian (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)2 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Maiorina AE2: Reparatio Reipvb (378-383, Lyon)

bronze, 22 mm diameter, 4.56 g, die axis: 12 h

A/ D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO - REIPVB / LVG? in exergue; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand
DrogerAug 06, 2018
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RIC.5b.vii Valens (AE3, Gloria Romanorvm)2 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Nummus AE3 : Gloria Romanorvm (364-367, Siscia, 2ond officine)

bronze, 19 mm diameter, 1.84 g, die axis: 7h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA RO-MANORVM / DBSISC in exergue / *A in the field on the right; emperor advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
DrogerAug 06, 2018
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Antoninus Pius Denarius2 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD.

Rome, AD 119 - AD 122

18 mm., 2.75g.

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right

COS III, Vesta, veiled, draped, standing left, with patera in right hand sacrificing over lighted altar, left, and holding palladium in left

References: RIC III Antoninus Pius 229B

AADT
RLAug 06, 2018
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, New Style Tetradrachm9 viewsAttica. Athens
New Style Tetradrachm
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing right on amphora, Dioscuri left, holding sceptre and patera, A - ΘE flanking owl's head, MIKIΩN EYPYKΛEI ΣΩKRATHΣ magistrates, ME below amphora, E on amphora. All within wreath
Ref.: Thompson 483 a,b
Ex Pegasi Numismatics, 1999
shanxiAug 06, 2018
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Gens Fonteia, denarius (114-113 a.C.) 3 viewsC. Fonteius, denario, 114-113 a.C., Roma,
AR, 3.60 gr, 21 mm, qBB
D/ Testa laureata di Giano; a sinistra, M; a destra, una X barrata.
R/ C FONT (legato); ROMA; galea con rostro, cinque remi, due torri, tre rematori e un gubernator al timone.
Crawford 290/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 6 agosto 2018, numero catalogo XXX), ex Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino al luglio 2018)
qBB
1 commentspaoloAug 06, 2018
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Venice Giovanni Soranzo2 viewsItaly, Venice. Giovanni Soranzo AD 1312-1328.AR.Grosso. (1.92g, 20.6mm, 6h)

IC-XC, Christ enthroned holding book of gospels / IO SVPANTIO- D/V/X - •S• M• VENETI , on right Saint Mark standing left handing banner to Doge.
Ref: CNI VII pg.59.19
AjaxAug 06, 2018
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Augustus Philippi2 viewsMacedon, Philippi. Augustus, 27 BC-AD. AE (18mm, 5.25g). AVG, bare head right / Two priests plowing with oxen right. RPC 1656; SNG Cop 282. AjaxAug 06, 2018
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Julia Domna1 viewsJulia Domna, AR denarius. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / FORTVNAE FELICI, Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe, child standing before her. RIC 554AjaxAug 05, 2018
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Lucilla1 viewsLucilla. Augusta, AD 164-182. Æ Sestertius (28mm, 22.32 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, circa AD 164-166/7. Draped bust right / Ceres, holding torch and grain ears, seated right on cista mystica. RIC III 1728 (Aurelius) var.
From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind.
AjaxAug 05, 2018
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Pisidia, Selge 3 viewsPisidia, Selge, 325 - 250 BC
Silver Stater, 20mm, 10.03 grams
Two wrestlers grappling, K between them / Slinger in throwing stance right, clockwise triskeles and downward facing club to right.
SNG BM1940
AjaxAug 05, 2018
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RIC.14a.xxv Valentinian I (AE4, Gloria Romanorvm)1 viewsValentinian I, western roman emperor (364-375)
AE4: Gloria Romanorvm (367-375, Siscia, 2ond officine)

bronze, 18 mm diameter, 2.00 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA RO-MANORVM / BSISCS in exergue / Q|*RO in the field; emperor advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.27d1 Valentinian I (siliqua, Vrbs Roma)2 viewsValentinian I, western roman emperor (364-375)
Siliqua : Vrbs Roma (367-375, Trèves)

silver, 17 mm diameter, 1.79 g, die axis: 7 h

A/ D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ VRBS - ROMA / TRPS• in exergue, Roma seating head left holding globe and spear
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.373 Rome commemorative (AE4, Vrbs Roma, Arles, wreath)4 viewsRome commemorative
AE4 (332-333, Arles mint, 1st officine)

bronze, 18 mm diameter, 1.97 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ VRBS ROMA; helmeted and mantled bust of ROMA, left
R/ She-wolf with twins, two stars above and a wreath between, PCONST in exergue

Ferrando II 962 (C3)
1 commentsDrogerAug 05, 2018
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1445 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated13 viewsReference
RPC III, 1445; Metcalf 95

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head r., with draped l. shoulder

Rev. COS III
Roma seated l. on cuirass and shield holding Victory in extended r. and vertical spear in l.

10.66 gr
26 mm
h
4 commentsokidokiAug 05, 2018
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RIC.351 Rome commemorative (AE4, Vrbs Roma, Arles)1 viewsRome commemorative
AE4 (330-331, Arles mint, 2ond officine)

bronze, 17 mm diameter, 2.30 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ VRBS ROMA; helmeted and mantled bust of ROMA, left
R/ She-wolf with twins, two stars above, [S]CONST* in exergue

Ferrando II 958 (C3)
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.322 Constantine II (AE3, Virtvs Caess)2 viewsConstantine II, caesar (317-337), western emperor (337-340)
AE3 : Providentiae Caess (328-329, Arles mint, 3rd officine)

bronze, 19mm diameter, 3.14 g, die axis: 12h

A/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS - CAESS / TCONST in exergue, S | F in the field; gateway wide wide open doors, four turrets and a star above
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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Julia Domna (mother of Caracalla) AR Denarius.3 viewsRome, AD 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding simpulum and scepter. RIC 391 (Caracalla); RSC 226. 2.50g, 19mm, 6h. Good Very Fine. Flan crack at 4h.1 commentsChris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Faustina II (wife of M. Aurelius) AR Denarius.1 viewsRome, AD 161-164. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right / SAECVLI FELICIT, pulvinar on which are seated Antoninus and Commodus. RIC 712 (Aurelius); RSC 191. 3.27g, 16mm, 6h. Very Fine.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Plautilla (wife of Caracalla) AR Denarius.0 viewsRome, AD 202-205. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right, holding scepter and child. RIC 367 (Caracalla). 3.50g, 19mm, 6h.Very Fine.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Galeria Valeria (wife of Galerius) 0 viewsSemi-Cleaned Follis. Will update after I have it cleaned.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Julia Mamaea (mother of S. Alexander) AR Denarius.0 viewsRome, AD 222-235. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right / IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Diademed and veiled figure of Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, peacock standing left. RIC 343 (Alexander); BMCRE 43 (same); RSC 35. 2.10g, 20mm, 6h. Good Very Fine. Toned, an attractive example.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Herennia Etruscilla (wife of T. Decius) AR Antoninianus.0 viewsRome, AD 250. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / FECVNDITAS AVGG, Fecunditas standing left extending right hand above child at her feet and holding cornucopia. RIC 56. 3.76g, 23mm, 6h. Very Fine.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Aelia Flaccilla (wife of Theodosius I) Æ Centenionalis. 0 viewsAntioch, AD 383-388. AEL FLACCILLA AVG, draped bust right, with elaborate head-dress, necklace and mantle / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Empress standing facing, head right, with arms folded; ANTЄ in exergue. RIC 62. 5.56g, 22mm, 11h. Very Fine.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Julia Paula (wife of Elagabalus) AR Denarius.0 viewsRome, AD 219-220. IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right / CONCORDIA, Elagabalus and Julia Paula standing facing each other, clasping hands. RIC 214 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 318 (same); RSC 12. 2.69g, 21mm, 12h. Near Extremely Fine. Lightly toned.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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Lucilla (daughter of M. Aurelius) AR Denarius.0 viewsRome, AD 164-169. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right / VOTA PVBLICA in three lines within wreath with jewel at apex. RIC 791 (Aurelius); RSC 98. 2.84g, 19mm, 6h. Very Fine.Chris C2Aug 05, 2018
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RIC.255 Tetricus II: antoninianus (Pietas Avgg)1 viewsTetricus II, Gallic caesar (usurper) (272-274)
Antoninianus : Pietas Avgg (6th emission, 272-273, Cologne)

Billon, 2.30 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 6h

A/ C P E TETRICVS CAES; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left
R/ PIETAS AVGG; pontifical instruments variously arranged (vase handle on the left)

EG.305
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.148 Tetricus I: antoninianus (Virtvs Avgg)1 viewsTetricus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (271-274)
Antoninianus: Virtvs Avgg (5th emission, 274, Trèves)

Billon, 2.92 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 7h

A/ IM[P C T]ETRI[C]VS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS AVGG, Mars standing left, holding spear and leaning on shield

EG.281
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.115var Tetricus I: antoninianus (Princ Ivvent)1 viewsTetricus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (271-274)
Antoninianus: Princ Ivvent (5th emission, 274, Trèves)

Billon, 3.02 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 1h

A/ IMP C TETRIC[VS P F AVG]; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ [PRINC] IV-VENT; Tetricus II standing left holding baton and scepter

EG.279
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.75 Victorinus, antoninianus (Victoria Avg)1 viewsVictorinus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (269-271)
Antoninianus: Victoria Avg (3rd emission, mid-end 270, Cologne)

Billon (20 ‰), 2.71 g, diameter 18mm, die axis 7h

A/ IMP C [VICTO]RINVS P F AVG; radiate and cuirassed bust left
R/ [VI]CTO-R-[I]-A AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm

EG.245
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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RIC.87 Postumus: antoninianus (Salvs Provinciarvm)1 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Salvs Provinciarvm (1st emission, 2ond phase, 260-261, Trèves)

Billon (200 ‰), 3.23 g, diameter 21 mm, die axis 1h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS PROVINCIARVM; the horned Rhine god recumbent left, right hand on vessel and left hand holding a scepter or a reed

EG.9
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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D.1155 Louis II the Stammerer (denier, Visé)1 viewsLouis II the Stammerer, king of the Franks (877-879)
Denier (Tours)

Silver, 0,79 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 8h

O/ +HLVDOVVICVS REX; KRLS monogram of Charles (legend beginning at 10h)
R/ +IN VICO VIOSΛTO; croix pattée

The KRLS (Karolus) monogram appears on this coinage of Louis II. One can imagine that there hadn't been much time to think about a new monogram just after Charles II's death.

Louis II was physically quite weak and died 2 years after his father Charles II. His reign was consequently very short.
DrogerAug 05, 2018
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Maximinus II, AE Follis, Aquileia mint, (305-306 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Maximinus II, AE Follis, Aquileia mint, (305-306 AD)

Obverse: MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding sceptre over right shoulder and decorated shield on left arm.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN, Prince on horseback, shield on left arm, galloping right and spearing kneeling enemy, second enemy prostrate on ground. Mintmark AQ

Reference: RIC 68b; Sear IV 14778
Gil-galadAug 05, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Julian II AE 1, Antioch mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Julian II AE 1, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above. Mintmark palm branch-ANTA-palm branch.

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 216; LRBC 2640.
Gil-galadAug 04, 2018
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Galerius AE Follis, (311 AD) Cyzicus mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Galerius AE Follis, (311 AD), Cyzicus mint

Obverse: GAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.

Reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, B to left, three dots vertically in right field. Mintmark MKV.

Reference: RIC VI Cyzicus 65
Gil-galadAug 04, 2018
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Constantius II (337-361) AE3, Antioch mint2 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (337-361) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is diademed, bearded, clutching horse's neck. Mintmark: ANI

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 187A
Gil-galadAug 04, 2018
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Constantius II (337-361) AE2, Siscia mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (337-361) AE2, Siscia mint

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, large A left.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius II standing left on galley, holding labarum and Phoenix on globe, piloted by Victory, III field mark left. Mintmark BSIS

Reference: RIC VIII Siscia 327
Gil-galadAug 04, 2018
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4 viewsDiocletian Bronze Radiate
This coin, purchased in the Tiergarten Market, was part of a piece of jewelry at some point (at least I believe so, given the hole drilled in it)
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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2 viewsReverse of Diocletian RadiateAlex FAug 04, 2018
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3 viewsNummus (?) of Theodosius
I purchased this in Aachen at a more generic coin store. The owner had a box of coins from all over and different periods mixed together. This was one of a few roman coins in there... he did not seem to know what this coin actually was.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Theodosius NummusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsAntoninian of Postmus
Purchased in Bremen.
I suppose this may have a higher silver content than the traditional (billon) antoninians of the time since Postumus controlled for a time the silver mines in Spain (unless I am mistaken).
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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2 viewsReverse of Postumus AntoninianAlex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsAntoninian of Gallienus
Purchased in Bremen, Germany
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsReverse of Gallienus antoninianAlex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsDenarius of Antoninus Pius.
Berlin.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Antoninus Pius DenariusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsNummus of Constantine the Great.
Purchased in Stockholm. The second roman coin I ever purchased. I was thrilled at the time. With time I learned how common bronze coins of Constantine and his sons are...
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Constantine NummusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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5 viewsMaximianus.
Purchased in Tiergarten Antique market.
I had my doubts about this one, as I had purchased it for 8 Euros, and was afraid that a coin (even a bronze one of maximianus) cannot go for so little when in such good condition. I took it to a few numismatic shops and asked the opinions of people there (including the guy in Paris I got the Commodus Sestertius from). They told me they believe it's real. I was told in Paris that the coin's edges have been tooled - that it was likely part of a piece of jewelry at some point, which diminishes it's value - hence the low price. Another numismatician offered to buy it off me for 15 Euros (double what I paid). I kept the coin.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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2 viewsMaximianus ReverseAlex FAug 04, 2018
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3 viewsDenarius with Geta as Cesar.
Berlin.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Geta DenariusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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2 viewsAurelianus Antoninian
While I doubt this is the most valuable coin I have, it's my most expensive purchase ever. The reason for it is that I bought this in 2012 in a numismatic store in... Oslo. God that country is expensive!
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsReverse of Aurelianus AntoninianAlex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsObverse of a Greek Provincial Coin of Nero (Bronze I think).
NEPWN KAICAΡ.
Purchased in Berlin
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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0 viewsReverse of Nero Greek Provincial Coin
CIΔ-HT ? Side?
I believe this is Athena advancing with a spear.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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6 viewsObverse of Alexander Severus Denarius.
Purchased in a Berlin Numismatic Shop.
2 commentsAlex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Alexander Severus DenariusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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4 viewsObverse of Trajan Denarius.
This piece was purchased in Cologne. We were rushing to get to the ships that cruise up the Rhine - I asked my company to give me 10 minutes when I noticed we had just walked past a numismatic shop... I think I was in there for longer... we _almost_ missed the ship.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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2 viewsReverse of Trajan DenariusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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5 viewsObverse of Commodus Sestertius.
I got this this spring in Paris while attending a conference. I had a few hours to kill around 'Bourse' and visited to coin shops there. Of the few stores I went in, this one had the grumpiest owner/clerk. The guy was inspecting some coins of his very carefully as I rang the bell, and seemed annoyed that me, a customer, had wondered in and disturbed him, that he had to buzz the door open. He was eager to get back to his coins... I liked that and it made me like the store even more.
Alex FAug 04, 2018
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3 viewsReverse of Commodus SestertiusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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5 viewsPhilipus Sestertius. This is the first roman coin I ever purchased. I was in Brussels in Spring 2011, and I was going through the antique stores on Rue de Midi. My last name is Filip, so it felt natural that the first ancient coin I buy should be of Philip. I saw this and was immediately hooked.Alex FAug 04, 2018
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1 viewsReverse of Philip SestertiusAlex FAug 04, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C1 viewsAE 16.19mm (Thickness 2.33mm), weight 3.90g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Club & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 18-93.
AradosAug 04, 2018
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
ae 3
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Delta I in ex RIC 187A
Randygeki(h2)Aug 04, 2018
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16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15. unofficial mint, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01110 views16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15. unofficial mint, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: Illegible legend instead of "REX BELA REX STS", Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5 mm, weight: 2,7g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15. unofficial mint, unknown sigla in exergue right site, lying retrograde "S".
Q-001
quadransAug 03, 2018
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16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.a1.07/008, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01102 views16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.a1.07/008, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0 mm, weight: 2,79g, axis:9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15.a1.7/8,
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quadransAug 03, 2018
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Fulvia23 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT4Aug 03, 2018
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16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.k3.1/258, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01109 views16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.k3.1/258, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 2,33g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15.k3.1/258,
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16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.d1c1.1/334, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01103 views16.15 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15.d1c1.1/334, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15.d1c1.1/334,
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quadransAug 03, 2018
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Cyzicus, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), RIC VII 034A, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKA•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #181 viewsCyzicus, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), RIC VII 034A, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKA•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate, bust right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, 8 layers, Campgate, no door, with two turrets star above.
exergue: -/-//SMKA•, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis:11h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 325-326 A.D., ref: RIC VII 034A, p-648,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 034A, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKA•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #193 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 034A, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKA•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate, bust right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, 8 layers, Campgate, no door, with two turrets star above.
exergue: -/-//SMKA•, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis:11h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 325-326 A.D., ref: RIC VII 034A, p-648,
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1 commentsquadransAug 03, 2018
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16.17.45 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-23, CÁC I. 16.17.32v., H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01116 views16.17.45 Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-23, CÁC I. 16.17.32v., H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, a similar legend in lines in a circle of dots, a border of dots.
reverse: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, a similar legend in lines in a circle of dots, a border of dots. (with IOI).
exergue:-/-//IOI, diameter: 22,5-23,0 mm, weight: 1,83g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.17.32v.,
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119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 255, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Diocletian and Jupiter standing facing each other, #1116 views119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 255, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Diocletian and Jupiter standing facing each other, #1
avers: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (Consular bust), holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right holding spear and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, A between them.
exergue: A//XXI, diameter: 22-23 mm, weight: 3,48 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 288 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 255, p-247, C-479,
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hj6.26.48.60 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, crescent moon with 4 stars
15 mm, 2.39 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.48.6
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hhj8.26.34.080 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠA NOB. POV ΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOC ICT, in lower field, PO N. Emperor riding horse right raising right hand.
26 mm, 12.40 gms

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hhj8.26.05.050 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Cista mystica with open lid, snake emerging right.
20 mm, 3.00 gms

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hhj8.26.46.040 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC], laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OC IC, in upper field TPON, City gate with 2 towers, over central building a third tower.
26 mm, 11.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.4
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Phoenicia, Arados 166-165 B.C1 viewsAE 15.88mm (Thickness 2.19mm), weight 3.12g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters shin (SH) & yodh (Y) above, Aradian era date 94 below.
AradosAug 02, 2018
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Exile of the June Insurgents1 viewsSilvered Cast Lead Medal (40mm, 22.05 g, 12h).
RÉPUBLIQUE (inverted and retrograde) DES HONNÈTES GENS (Republic of honest people.
1848/ ÉTAT DE/ SIÈGE/ TRANSPORTATION/ DES INSURGES/ DE JUIN (1848 state of siege. Transportation of the June Insurgents), within border of longbones with skulls at cardinal points
1848/ ÉTAT DE/ SIÈGE/ MISÉRE (Wretched state of siege)

Ex Mors in Nummis (HJR) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 424, 11 July 2018), lot 641

Musée Carnavalet ND7926

Ex Mors in Nummis (HJR) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 424, 11 July 2018), lot 641
ArdatirionAug 02, 2018
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Les journés de Juin – The "Saint-Barthélemy" of June 18480 viewsCast Tin Medal (58mm, 28.42 g, 12h)
Massacre scene: military firing squad about to shoot insurgent with wife and child pleading at side; in foreground, soldier about to stab insurgent; to left one soldier dragging insurgent off; burning buildings in background
La/ St Barthélemy de juine 1848, ou la/ terreur blanche./ les royalistes se vengent de la révolution de fevrier;/ ils tuent et transportent/ les républicains/ sans le juger (The St. Barthélemy of June 1848, or the white terror. The Royalists take revenge for the February revolution; they kill and transport the Republicans without a trial.), all within border of alternating sabers and skull and crossbones

Musée Carnavalet ND3750

Ex Mors in Nummis (HJR) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 425, 25 July 2018), lot 750
ArdatirionAug 02, 2018
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The Manifestation of 1848 and the Imprisonment of Blanqui2 viewsCast Tin Medal (47mm, 18.73 g, 12h)
UNIVERSELLE RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE SOCIALISTE UNE ET INDIVISIBLE (Universal Democratic Socialist Republic, One and Indivisible)/
Bust of Blanqui facing slightly right; liberty cap to left, carpenter's square to right; LE CITOYEN BLANQUI CALOMNIE/ 15 MAI 1848/ PRISONNIERS AU DONJON DE/ VINCENNES DE PAR LES/ REPUBLICAINS/ DU/ NATIONAL (False accusations against Citizen Blanqui, imprisoned in the dungeon of Vincennes by the nation's Republicans)
LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ VIVRE LIBRE OU MOURIR! (Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity - Live free or die!)
BOURGEOIS./AVEC L´ÉTAT DE SIÈGE/VOUS AUREZ L´ORDRE COMME/A VARSOVIE ET MILAN./L´HERBE ENTRE LES PAVÉS. LES/CANONS REMPLACERONT LES/CAMIONS PUIS LA/ BANQUE (skull-and-crossbones) ROUTE (Bourgeois, with the state of siege you will have orders as at Warsaw and Milan. The grass between the cobblestones, the cannons will replace the carriages then the road bank.)

Musée Carnavalet ND8752

Ex Mors in Nummis (HJR) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 423, 27 June 2018), lot 511
ArdatirionAug 02, 2018
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Louis Auguste Blanqui and La Republique Rouge3 viewsCast Tin Medal (17.95 g, 12h)
RÉPUBLIQUE ROUGE/ VIVE BLANQUI OU LA MORT! (Long live Blanqui or death!)
Flag on pole surmounted by skull-and-crossbones wearing Liberty Cap decorated with lis; torch to left, halberd to right
AUX MAUX/ VIOLENTS ·/LES VIOLENTS/ REMÈDES :/LA GUILLOTINE/ SERA BIENTOT/ NÉCESSAIRE (To violent maladies, violent remedies: the guillotine will soon me necessary.)

Musée Carnavalet ND8632

Ex Mors in Nummis (HJR) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 424, 11 July 2018), lot 624
ArdatirionAug 02, 2018
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Hadrian Denarius2 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD.

Rome, AD 119 - AD 122

19mm., 2.74g.

IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left

P M TR P COS III LIB PVB, Libertas seated left, holding branch in right hand and sceptre in left

References: RIC II Hadrian 127d

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Nerva As1 viewsNerva. 96-97 AD.

Rome, AD 97.

26mm., 10.54g.

IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Head of Nerva, laureate, right

LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and short sceptre, pointing up slightly to right, in left hand

References: RIC II Nerva 86 (as)

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Trajan Denarius10 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD.

Rome, AD 103 - AD 111

18mm., 2.94g.

IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Bust of Trajan, laureate, right (sometimes draped on left shoulder)

COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Victory, naked to hips, standing left, holding up wreath in right hand and palm in left

References: RIC II Trajan 128

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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AR Sestertius22 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 212-208 BCE
AR Sestertius (1.0g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; IIS (mark of value) behind.

Reverse: Dioscuri galloping right with spears; two stars above; ROMA below in linear frame.

Provenance: Ex Volteia Collection [CNG 102 (18 May 2016), Lot 777]; ex August Voirol Collection [Munzen und Medaillen 38 (6-7 Dec 1968), Lot 105].

The IIS mark of value denotes that the coin is worth 2 asses + a semis, or 2.5 asses. This quarter-denarius denomination was part of the introduction of the denarius coinage following the Roman sack of Syracuse. The subsequent reduction in the weight standard and size of the bronze coinage eliminated the need for this tiny silver denomination, and it was soon discontinued. However, the denomination would be resurrected during the Imperatorial era.
2 commentsCarausiusAug 02, 2018
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bmc3932 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.78 gms

BMC 393
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bmc4042 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN[TONINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
28 mm, 13.68 gms

BMC 404
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rsc246b0 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front. No beard or horn.
Rev: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabalus standing right sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding branch raised, star in right field.
19 mm, 2.84 gms

RSC 246b, RIC 131
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hj6.28.05.03_20 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Demeter standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in right field
28 mm 15.20 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.5.3
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)7 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-1A var. e-g; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 1.78 g., 12.50 mm. max., 0°

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

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

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan.
1 commentsStkpAug 02, 2018
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Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.) 5 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1 var. g; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.61 g., 15.73 mm. max.

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpAug 02, 2018
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Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.) 6 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1 var. c-e; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.78 g., 15.74 mm. max.

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpAug 02, 2018
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Antiochos I Soter (281 - 261 B.C.)16 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE
AR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed head right
R: Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monograms to outer left and right. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY within.
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint
29mm
16.78g
SC 379
2 commentsMatAug 02, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Amphipolis. Philip II. 359-336 BC. (Circa 315-294 BC - Kassander)2 viewsTetradrachm

24 mm, 14.62 g

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (FILIPPOU, "of Philip"). Youth, holding palm frond, riding horse right. Controls: Below horse, Λ above torch; dolphin right below raised foreleg.

SNG ANS 807; HGC 3.1, 988
Nathan PAug 01, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.07.03 (plate coin)2 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.79g, 17.43mm, 180°
obv. AVT K - AI KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Apollo, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding in in lowered r. hand olive branch
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.7.3 (this coin)
F+/VF, black green patina

JochenAug 01, 2018
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RPC-1651-Vespasian (2)33 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.93g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
RPC 1651 var. (19 spec.).
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMЄTIANOC KAICAP CЄBA YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, July 2018.

A 'local' style Cappadocian didrachm with an unusual reverse legend variant. Here we have 'ΔOMЄTIANOC' instead of 'ΔOMITIANOC', and 'CЄBA' instead of 'CЄB'. The odd spelling of Domitian's name with an 'Є' occurs only a handful of times on extremely rare bronze provincial coins. To my knowledge this variant legend is confined to just one reverse die. Nemonator has a die match in his Forvm gallery. RPC have not assigned it a separate catalogue number, but it is noted in the 2017 Addenda.

The reverse features Domitian 'son of the Augustus' togate as consul, holding an olive branch in a suggestion of peace. An interesting provincial dynastic type.

Richly toned in fine 'local' style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonAug 01, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 111-110 B.C7 viewsAR 12.65mm (Thickness 1.56mm), weight 1.57g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, BC (Greek), G (gimel - Phoenicia) monogram above, Aradian era date ΘMP (149) below, border of dots.
2 commentsAradosJul 31, 2018
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A···ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, no Δ ε, star between legs.
27 mm, 14.36 gms

Prieur 250, McAlee 760
Charles MJul 31, 2018
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hj6.28.10.031 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINO[C AVΓ]IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. I(OV)Λ. ANT. CEΛEV-KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hermes standing left holding purse and caduceus. E in right field.
26 mm, 8.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.10.3
Charles MJul 31, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.1
Charles MJul 31, 2018
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus. Antioch, AD 253-255.3 viewsObv. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. References: RIC 87; MIR 36, 73c; RSC 53.
CanaanJul 30, 2018
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Eastern Europe. Celtic Imitation of Philip II of Macedon (Circa 200-100 BC)8 viewsTetradrachm AR (Mit liegendem achter or "lazy eight" type)

21 mm, 9.99 g

Mint in Serbia.

Obverse: Celticized head of Zeus, right, "S" ornament in hair

Reverse: Horseman, riding left.

Dembski 1095; OTA 147.
2 commentsNathan PJul 30, 2018
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KINGS of PARTHIA. Gotarzes II. 40-51 AD. Billon Tetradrachm. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Seleukid Era 357 (September, 46 AD).14 viewsObv. Diademed bust left, long pointed beard, lock of hair on brow.
Rev. Gotarzes seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a diadem and holding cornucopiae; year above, month in exergue.
Sellwood 65.7; Shore 359; BMC Parthia pg. 162, 7; MACW -.
25mm, 11.22 grams.
2 commentsCanaanJul 30, 2018
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 14.14 gms

BMC 396
1 commentsCharles MJul 30, 2018
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.34 gms

BMC 396
Charles MJul 30, 2018
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
28 mm, 25.01 gms

BMC 388
Charles MJul 30, 2018
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 14.06 gms

BMC 396
Charles MJul 30, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 04 - Bronze Two-Sided Arrowhead Coin Intermediate Type Denomination 43 views6th Century B.C.
3.54 gm, 33 mm
Obv.: Cast convex surface having the contour of an arrowhead, the body of the arrowhead having a thick, bulging rib thinner towards the tip.
Reverse as obverse
Topalov Apollonia p.143-4 11-12; p.731
SNG BMC 218

Topalov Type 4. Two-sided Arrowhead coin intermediate type Bronze Denomination 4(?) (6th c. B.C.) Obverse: Cast convex surface having the contour of an arrow-head, the body of the arrow-head having a thick bulging rib thinner towards the tip. The contour is usually outlined by a slightly bulging continuous line.
Reverse: Cast convex surface having the contour of an arrow-head, the body of the arrow-head having a thick bulging rib thinner towards the tip. The contour is usually outlined by a slightly bulging continuous line.
JaimelaiJul 30, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL LAO METROPOICOS, Marsyas advancing left, extending right arm and holding wineskin over left shoulder; Δ Є across field.
27 mm, 18.40 gms

BMC ---, similar to CNG Electronic Auction 354, lot 392 and Lindgren Coll. I, 2095 (bust type)
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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BCC LT835 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date
Obv: Six-Pointed Star
Rev: Uncertain Traces of
Image, or Blank.
14.5 x 13 x 1.25mm 1.21gm.
v-dromeJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LADICEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
19 mm, 5.00 gms

BMC 105 variant (bust type)
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONIN, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
18 mm, 4.10 gms

BMC 108
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: LADI-CEON, Turreted bust of Tyche right within di-style temple.
16 mm, 2.77 gms

BMC 100
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate head right.
Rev: LADICEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
18 mm, 5.34 gms

BMC 105
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Kings of Syria, Seleukos II, Antioch, 246-225. 3 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Nike standing left.
References: SC 713; HGC 323. 8.29g, 20mm, 12h.
Rare. Green patina, VF
CanaanJul 29, 2018
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Ptolemy V. 204 - 180 BC3 viewsObv: Head of Cleopatra I as Isis.
Rev: Eagle standing on thunderbolt with one open wing.
Svoronos 1237.
SNG Copenhagen 253.
15mm and 2.97 grams
CanaanJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Turreted bust of Tyche right within di-style temple.
18 mm, 3.51 gms

BMC 101
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Turreted bust of Tyche right within di-style temple.
16 mm, 3.91 gms

BMC 101
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Turreted bust of Tyche right within di-style temple.
19 mm, 4.67 gms

BMC 101
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Turreted bust of Tyche right within di-style temple.
20 mm, 4.35 gms

BMC 101
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. (…)MAP AVP ANTΩNεINOC, laureate head right.
Rev. S·C inverted, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath with 11 elements fastened at top with star.
21 mm, 4.10 gms.

McAlee 782(a) variant (inverted SC)
Charles MJul 29, 2018
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Northern Song Dynasty2 viewsEmperor Huizong

1100–1125 CE

Obverse: Xuan He Tong Bao

Reverse: Blank
Pericles J2Jul 29, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, crescent with 2 stars.
15 mm, 2.93 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.48.1
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVPH ANTΩNEI[NOC IOV]ΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Demeter standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in right field
26 mm 10.24 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.5.4
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Dionysis standing facing, head left, holding bunch of grapes and sceptre.
25 mm, 9.64 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.08.01
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
25 mm, 9.34 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.3
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) [MAPKIANOΠOΛIT]ΩN, Nike standing left holding wreath and palm.
25 mm, 7.56 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.09.3
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPHΛI] ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK (OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nike standing left holding wreath and palm.
25 mm, 10.26 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.09.3
Charles MJul 28, 2018
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Trajan, As Rome, 98AD. Pietas.3 viewsObv. IMP [NERVA] CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M. Laureate head of Trajan on the right.
Rev. Pietas, veiled and draped standing on the left, sacrificing above an altar.
Ref. RIC.393 Rated: R3
CanaanJul 28, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 189-188 B.C6 viewsAE 15.90mm (Thickness 2.54mm), weight 2.92g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 71 below.
2 commentsAradosJul 28, 2018
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Nero (54-68 AD). AE As, 66-68 AD, Lugdunum.2 viewsObv. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, Bare head right, globe at point of bust.
Rev. Victory flying left, holding in both hands shield inscribed S P Q R.
References: RIC 544
CanaanJul 28, 2018
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Orodes II13 viewstetradrachm, 57 - 38 BC
Sellwood 48.4
2 commentsRobert L3Jul 27, 2018
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Domitian Dupondius4 viewsDomitian. Caesar under Vespasian 69-79 AD; Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD.

28 mm., 10.77g.

Rome. 85-96AD

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM [COS ... CENS POT P P]: Bust of Domitian, radiate, right, possibly with aegis

VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C: Virtus standing right, resting foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium

References: similar to RIC 374

AAFD
RLJul 27, 2018
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Domitian Denarius2 viewsDomitian. Caesar under Vespasian 69-79 AD; Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD.

18 mm., 2,66 g.

Struck 81AD, Rome

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M: Head of Domitian, laureate, right

TR P COS VII DES VIII P P: Wreath above curule chair

References: RIC 48; Sear 2747

AAEX
RLJul 27, 2018
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Titus Denarius4 viewsTitus, Caesar 69-79 AD, Augustus 79-81 AD.

Rome, 77-78 AD, under Vespasian

17mm., 2.86g.

T CAESAR VESPA[SIANVS], Head of Titus, laureate, right

[ANNONA AVG], Annona, draped, seated left on throne, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, holding the ties in her hands

References: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 972

AAHC
RLJul 27, 2018
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06 Constantius II10 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, PDC/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO,bearded, bare-headed, reaching. CONSI

Constantinople
RIC 127.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jul 27, 2018
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AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle and standard, another standard before her.
22 mm, 4.13 gms

RSC 31, RIC 70
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing front, head left holding thunderbolt and scepter, eagle at feet to left, 2 standards to right.
20 mm, 3.47 gms

RSC 67, RIC 89
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Edward VI (1547 - 1553 A.D.)19 viewsAR Shilling
O:  (tun) ЄDWΛRD’· VI : D’· S’ ΛGl’: FRΛ’· Z : hIB’· RЄX :, crowned and mantled bust facing slightly left; rose to left, XII to right.
R:  (tun) POSVI DЄVM ·’ : ΛDIVTOR Є’· MEV·’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
5.7g
32mm
North 1937; SCBC 2482
4 commentsMatJul 26, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 215-214 B.C4 viewsAE 19.90mm (Thickness 3.46mm), weight 6.90g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters daleph (D) & ‘ (ayin) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 45 below.
AradosJul 26, 2018
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Vespasian Denarius3 viewsVespasian 69-79 AD

16 mm., 3,14g.

Rome mint, struck A.D. 71.

IMP CAES VESP AVG PM, laureate head right

TRI POT II COS III P P , Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus.

References: RIC 41; BMCRE 61; RSC 566

AAGF
RLJul 26, 2018
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: [AVT K M AVP] ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOPΩN, Dikaiosyne standing left, holding bunch of scales and cornucopia.
19 mm, 4.1 gms

Varbanov 1774
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, with horn, bearded.
Rev: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Elagabalus standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding branch, star left.
19 mm, 2.35 gms

RSC 196b, RIC 46
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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asmcalee816_32 viewsAntioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANTΩ(…). Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. (…), Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
24 mm, 11.08 gms

McAlee 816
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVTO. KAI. MAP. AV ANTΩNε(…). Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MHT(…) , Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. Star in reverse left field.
31 mm, 18.53 gms

McAlee 807(b)
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVTO KAI MAP AV(...)NOC Cε. Laureate head right.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN (...), Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. Crescent in reverse left field.
32 mm, 24.79 gms

McAlee 802(b)


Note: Portrait looks like Caracalla but this type was not struck under Caracalla.
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVTO KI MAP AVPHΛI. ANTΩNεINOC CεB. Laureate head right, bearded.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MH KO, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. Crescent in reverse left field.
32 mm, 20.28 gms

McAlee 802(b) variant (beard)
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
25 mm, 15.16 gms

McAlee 810(a)
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera and cornucopia. No altar.
25 mm, 9.86 gms

Varbanov 4400
Charles MJul 26, 2018
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Galba AR Denarius22 viewsGalba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius
(17mm, 3.51 g, 6h).
Spanish mint (Tarraco?).
Struck circa April-late AD 68.
Obv: GALBA IMP Laureate bust right, [globe at point of bust]
Rev: VIRTVS, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand, cradling parazonium with left arm.
RIC I 31; RSC 333a. Fine, toned
Ex: CNG 417, Lot 427 March 28, 2018
Ex: CNG 425, Lot: 403. July 25, 2018

It certainly pays to do one's research. I saw this in an online auction and I was interested in it. First, it has one of those interesting small head portraits.

From Sutherland "Supplementum Galbianum" (1984)

"There was, curiously,
a noticeable tendency towards much smaller and more compact portrait-
heads, seen for example in RIC I', nos. 14, 20, 23a, 28a, 29, 29a, 30, 30a,
31 (PL. I. 15) and 32."

Second, it is attributed to a Spanish mint. third it has an interesting die link.

From Sutherland (1984)
RIC F, no. 29a (B.M. (1935), rev. S P Q R on shield in wreath) shares an obv.
die with no. 31 (Oxford, rev. Virtus).

Most importantly I just liked it. When I researched the coin before the hammer fell I found out that this coin was the only example in CoinArchives. However it was listed twice. Today's auction was listed as upcoming, but the same coin was also listed in a another sale from March 2018. There were no examples on WildWinds or Acsearch and only the Brtish museum example on OCRE.

All things considered; the rarity, the Virtus reverse (that is 3 I have now) and the interesting portrait, made this coin a must have.
So now I will be on the lookout for Galba denarii minted in Narbo or otherwise in Gaul, and well as those minted in Carthage.
orfewJul 25, 2018
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Struck c.1726 - 1741, Louis XV (1715 - 1774), Gilt AE (Brass) Jeton4 viewsObverse: LUD•XV•D•G•FR•ET•N•REX. Laureate, draped and cuirassed juvenile bust of Louis XV facing left.
Reverse: VIS ANIMI CUM CORPORE CRESCIT. Apollo standing facing, head right, right hand on hip, bow in left hand, his right foot trampling the dragon that he has just defeated. Die flaw obscuring Apollo's face and in the left field of the reverse. Exergue, blank.

Struck at Nuremburg, Germany.
Die engraver: Although it is known that Michael Leykauff (Leichkauff or Leikauf)
was mint-master at Nuremburg from 1724 until he retired in 1768 the actual engraver of this jeton (which dates from around 1726 to 1741) is uncertain.
Dimensions: 23.78mm | Weight: 4.8gms | Die Axis: 6
Ref. Feuardent: 13230

This jeton was issued while Louis was still young. Louis reigned from the age of 5 under the regency of his uncle Philippe, son of Louis XIV's younger brother, also Philippe. The regency ran from 1715 until 1723, the year Louis attained his majority and which was also the year of Philippe's death.
The reverse inscription, which translates as “The strength of the mind grows with the body” is an almost exact quote from Lucretius' work “On the nature of things” which was popular in France at this time.
1 comments*AlexJul 25, 2018
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Struck c.1650, Louis XIV (1643 – 1715), AE (Copper) Jeton1 viewsObverse: LVD•XIIII•D•G•FR•ET•NAV•REX. Laureate and draped youthful bust of Louis XIV facing right.
Reverse: IVSTIS•SPES•PACIS•IN ARMIS. Pax, helmeted, seated on a pile of arms, holding an olive branch in her outstretched right hand and a narrow cornucopia in her left.

Struck at unverified mint, probably Monnaie de Louvre, Paris, France
Die engraver: Jean Varin
Dimensions: 27.94mm | Weight: 6.8gms | Die Axis: 12
Ref. Feuardent: 12482 var.

Jean Varin (6 February 1604 Liège – 26 August 1672 Paris) was a French sculptor and engraver who made important innovations in the process of minting coins. He moved to Paris in 1625 or 1626 where, after demonstrating his talent as an engraver, he obtained the support of Cardinal Richelieu and in 1629 he was assigned as a “Conducteur de la Monnaie du Moulin”. In 1647 he was appointed head of the French mint, and became “engraver of the king's seal” and a member of the Academy of painting and sculpture. Varin brought back the use of the screw press in the mint, initially using it to produce a gold coin, the Louis d'or, which featured his youthful portrait of the King which is similar to that on this jeton.

This jeton, likely struck between 1650 and 1653, commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Münster between France and the Holy Roman Empire on 15 May 1648 which ended the Thirty Years War. France, to the detriment of the Holy Roman Empire, retained control of the bishoprics of Metz, Toul and Verdun near Lorraine as well as receiving the city of Pignerol near the Spanish Duchy of Milan and the cities of the Décapole in Alsace, excluding Strasbourg.
*AlexJul 25, 2018
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Greek, S.Hurter.Lions and lionesses Eagles and a few heads,Essays in honour of Charles Hersh group I,3 this coin9 viewsCaria Uncertain Mid 5th century BC,AR Obol7.5 mm 0.69g 6h Head and foreleg of lion left.Rev eagle flying right within incuse square.Grant HJul 25, 2018
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Greek, S.Hurter.Lions and lionesses Eagles and a few heads,Essays in honour of Charles Hersh group II,22 this coin8 viewsCaria Uncertain mid 5th century BC,AR Obol 7.5 mm 0.71 g2h,Head and foreleg of lion right.Rev facing head of lion.Grant HJul 25, 2018
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1799 GEORGE III AE FARTHING1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX 1799. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. 1 . FARTHING, small tudor rose and thistle at either side, in exergue. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident, small ship in left background; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 24mm
SPINK: 3779

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810). Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
*AlexJul 25, 2018
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Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria1 viewsObverse: ΘEW KAPW CEB. Laureate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: AΦIEPOCIC. Eagle standing facing on rod, head right, wings open.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 7.96gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 4776

This coin is an undated posthumous type bearing the legend AΦIEPOCIC, one of the most interesting features of the Alexandrian coinage of Marcus Aurelius Carus.

Carus died in mysterious circumstances during his Persian campaign against the Sassanids, it was claimed that during a violent dust storm he had been killed by a stroke of lightning. Carus was succeeded by his eldest son Carinus, who had been left in Rome and Numerian, Carinus' younger brother, who had accompanied Carus on the Persian campaign and had been proclaimed emperor by the troops when Carus was killed.
*AlexJul 25, 2018
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Domitia RIC 84757 viewsAR Cistophorus
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD (Domitian)
RIC 847 (R). BMC 256. RSC 19. RPC 870 (8 spec.).
Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA; Bust of Domitia, draped r., hair massed in front and in long plait behind
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Ex CNG E424, 11 July 2018, lot 471.

A brief issue of cistophori were struck for Domitia as Augusta under Domitian in 82. Venus leaning on column was the sole reverse type chosen for her rare cistophori. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary Rome mint denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. At 80% silver fineness these early cistophori were likely struck before Domitian's major coinage reform of 82 when the denarius was raised to nearly 100% fineness.

Domitia Longina was the daughter of the famed Roman general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo who was commanded to commit suicide by Nero for alleged treason. Domitian courted and married Domitia soon after Vespasian's accession, despite her already being the wife of Aelius Lamia. It was a good match - distancing the Flavians from the reign of Nero and uniting them to a beloved general's family. Soon after Domitian become emperor, Suetonius tells us he briefly divorced Domitia because of an adulterous affair she had with the actor Paris. Dio claims Domitian actually considered executing her but was persuaded from doing so by the praetorian prefect Ursus. He soon reunited with her after a brief separation alleging the people demanded it. Where this coin fits into that time frame is hard to tell. We don't know exactly when the divorce occurred or how long it lasted. However, it is likely this coin was struck after their reconciliation and can be seen as symbolically strengthening Domitia's position at court.

Struck in fine early style.
9 commentsDavid AthertonJul 25, 2018
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16 Constantius II barbarous imitation Overstrike7 viewsConstantius II barbarous imitation Overstrike
1.80g, 18mm
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Blundered legend pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
Blundered legend soldier spearing Horseman
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jul 25, 2018
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07 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Delta in ex.


Cyzikus 96
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jul 25, 2018
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Zheng He Zhong Bao2 viewsHuizong emperor

1111 - 1118 CE

Obverse: Zheng He Zhong Bao

Reverse: Blanck

Mintage: Zhenghe
Pericles J2Jul 25, 2018
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RIC 0922 Domitianus33 viewsObv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right
AE/Denarius - 20.33 mm 2.953 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 76-77 A.D.
RIC 922 Vespasian (R2) - RSC-BMCRE-BNF unpublished
ex Savoca 8th Blue Auction lot 967
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 24, 2018
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varb52184 viewsElagabalus
Tomis, Moesia Inferior

Obv: [AVTO] KAI M AVPH ANTΩNINOC AVΓO, laureate cuirassed bust right with shield.
Rev: MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEOC, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at her feet. Δ in left field.
27 mm, 13.08 gms

Varbanov 5218 variant (bust type and wheel)
Charles MJul 24, 2018
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Nero Tetradrachm5 viewsNero, Caesar 50-54, Augustus 54-68 AD

Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Dated Year 12 (AD 65-66)

24mm., 13.07g.

NERW KLAY KAIS SEB GER, radiate head right, aegis on chest

AVTO-KPA (Autokrator in Greek meaning Imperator in Latin, i.e. Emperor), draped bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant skin headdress; date LIB to right.

References (vendors): RPC 5289; Milne 238; Dattari 204; Geissen 172; Sear 2004, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, BMC 163

AADW
1 commentsRLJul 24, 2018
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Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah2 viewsDelhi Sultanate

AH 716 - 720 (1316 - 1320 CE)

Obverse: qutb al-dunya wa'l din (in center)
Abu'l muzaffar khalifat Allah (around)

Reverse: Sikandar althani yamin al-khilafa nasir amir al-mu'minin

Mintage: AH 718 - 720 (1318 - 1320 CE)
Pericles J2Jul 24, 2018
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Probus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted an cuirassed bust to right, holding spear and shield; shield decorated with horseman riding right.
SALVS AVG; Salus stg. right feeding snake from patera; V in left field.
Ex: TXXI
Ticinum
RIC 501
Note: Part of the equiti series of Ticinum (V)
Julianus of PannoniaJul 23, 2018
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Carausius8 viewsAE-Antoniniaus
IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
ORIENS AVG; Radiate Sol walking left, holding whip and raising hand. S / P in Fields.
Ex: C
Camulodunum
RIC 293
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJul 23, 2018
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CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C (the 2nd) / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE3 follis (317-337 A.D.) 7 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers facing each other, holding spears and shields, with one standard between them, devices on banners not very clear, but probably dots or "o". Mintmark: Epsilon SIS in exergue.

AE3, 18-19mm, 1.65g, die axis 2 (turned medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

IVN = IVNIOR = Junior, NOB C = Nobilitas Caesar, Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army", officina Epsilon (workshop #5), SIScia mint (now Sisak, Croatia).

Siscia mint combined with two standards and IVN NOB C variety points to only two types, RIC VII Siscia 220 and RIC VII Siscia 236, both of Constantine II, with possible officinas A, delta, gamma and epsilon. So even though the name is not very clear and theoretically the officina letter may be B rather than E, we can be sure that it is Constantine and that officina is E. Type 236 should have dots before and after the
mintmark, and it doesn't seem the case here, so this must be RIC VII Siscia 220, officina epsilon. Minting dates according to some sources: 330-335 AD.

Flavius Claudius Constantinus Augustus, born January/February 316, was the elder son if Constantine the Great and his second wife Fausta. Constantine II was born in Arles (south of modern France) and raised a Christian. On 1 March 317, he was made Caesar. A child general: in 323, at the age of seven, he took part in his father's campaign against the Sarmatians. At age ten, he became commander of Gaul, following the death of Crispus. An inscription dating to 330 records the title of Alamannicus, so it is probable that his generals won a victory over the Alamanni. His military career continued when Constantine I made him field commander during the 332 campaign against the Goths.

Following the death of his father in 337, Constantine II initially became augustus jointly with his brothers Constantius II and Constans, with the Empire divided between them and their cousins, the Caesars Dalmatius and Hannibalianus. This arrangement barely survived Constantine I’s death, as his sons arranged the slaughter of most of the rest of the family by the army. As a result, the three brothers gathered together in Pannonia and there, on 9 September 337, divided the Roman world between themselves. Constantine, proclaimed Augustus by the troops received Gaul, Britannia and Hispania. He was soon involved in the struggle between factions rupturing the unity of the Christian Church. The Western portion of the Empire, under the influence of the Popes in Rome, favored Catholicism (Nicean Orthodoxy) over Arianism, and through their intercession they convinced Constantine to free Athanasius, allowing him to return to Alexandria. This action aggravated Constantius II, who was a committed supporter of Arianism.

Constantine was initially the guardian of his younger brother Constans, whose portion of the empire was Italia, Africa and Illyricum. Constantine soon complained that he had not received the amount of territory that was his due as the eldest son. Annoyed that Constans had received Thrace and Macedonia after the death of Dalmatius, Constantine demanded that Constans hand over the African provinces, to which he agreed in order to maintain a fragile peace. Soon, however, they began quarreling over which parts of the African provinces belonged to Carthage, and thus to Constantine, and which belonged to Italy, and therefore to Constans. Further complications arose when Constans came of age and Constantine, who had grown accustomed to dominating his younger brother, would not relinquish the guardianship. In 340 Constantine marched into Italy at the head of his troops. Constans, at that time in Dacia, detached and sent a select and disciplined body of his Illyrian troops, stating that he would follow them in person with the remainder of his forces. Constantine was engaged in military operations and was killed in an ambush outside Aquileia. Constans then took control of his deceased brother's realm.
Yurii PJul 23, 2018
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Sosius Syria Obverse4 viewsPRINCEPS FELIX ; Bare head of Sosius, rt.

Uncertain mint in Cilicia or Syria
jimbomarJul 23, 2018
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Sosius Syria Reverse2 views
Rev: COLONIA IVLIA ILVR ; Two monograms to the left, yoke of two humped oxen

RPC 4083 ; SNG Levante 597
jimbomarJul 23, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O9 - RIC - 3 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding long scepter & cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -. BMCRE -. RSC -.
maridvnvmJul 23, 2018
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Claudius Quadrans3 viewsClaudius 41-54 AD

16mm / 2.98g.

[TI CL]AVDIVS C[AESAR AVG] around modius

[PON M T]R P IMP [COS DES] around S.C

References: RIC 84 (provincial variant)

"Irregular flan, sloppy lettering, legend sometimes beginning before or after 12 o'clock: these are characteristics of provincial mint, probably Spanish, quadrantes of Claudius, which are not recognized in most standard catalogs, though they are quite common."

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=116196.msg705401#msg705401

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RLJul 23, 2018
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Claudius As3 viewsClaudius 41-54 AD

28mm./9.7g.

[TI CLA]VDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR [IMP], bare head left

S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm

References:

AACR
RLJul 23, 2018
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Claudius As4 viewsClaudius 41-54 AD

28mm./12.8g.

Struck circa 41-50 AD.

TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left

CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.

References: RIC 95, Cohen 14, BMC 140

AACQ
1 commentsRLJul 23, 2018
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varb1796var1 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Tripod with serpent entwined around central leg.
19 mm, 4.00 gms

Varbanov 1796 variant (bust type)
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb17701 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO →PΩN, Bonus Eventus naked standing left holding patera and olive branch.
21 mm, 3.20 gms

Varbanov 1770
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb1780var_21 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO →PΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
19 mm, 4.90 gms

Varbanov 1780 variant--different obverse legend and on reverse, no altar and letters in exergue.
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb17981 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO →PΩN, prize urn inscribed ΠYΘIA, containing two palms.
23 mm, 6.92 gms

Varbanov 1798
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb16992 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛεΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛE %#x2192;ΩC NEΩKO, in center field, P(OV), 2 warriors facing, naked except for helmets, clasping right hands, warrior on right holding a shield.
27 mm, 12.68 gms

Varbanov 1464
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb4445_var41 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
27 mm 9.80 gms

Varbanov 4445 variant (bust type), Touratsoglou 67, CNG Electronic Auction 276, lot 284
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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varb4444_var32 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
26 mm 10.38 gms

Varbanov 4444 variant (bust style), Touratsoglou 111
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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2 Gani2 viewsAla al-din Muhammad Shah
Delhi Sultanate

1296 - 1316 CE (AH 695 - 716)

Obverse: Arabic Muhammad Shah(Center).
Nagari inscription(Margin)

Reverse: Al-sultan / Al-'azam 'Ala al - D - / - unya wa al-din
Pericles J2Jul 23, 2018
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varb4445_var32 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
25mm 7.38 gms

Varbanov 4445 variant (bust type), Touratsoglou 67, CNG Electronic Auction 276, lot 284
Charles MJul 23, 2018
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Cha Bu Wu Bai2 viewsXin Dynasty
Emperor Wang Mang

7 - 23 CE
AE 500 Cash
Part of "Ten spades" series cast from 10 - 14 CE

Obverse: Cha Bu Wu Bai (Servant Spade) Five Hundred.

Reverse: Blank

Length: 42mm
(Harthill 9.24)
Pericles J2Jul 23, 2018
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Vabalathus11 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VABALATHVS V C R IM D R; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus to right.
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.
Ex: Є
Antiochia
RIC 381; RIC temp # 3107
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJul 22, 2018
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1 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
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COMES AVG
PYLJul 22, 2018
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Turkey, Istanbul, Hagia Sophia at Night17 viewsSimonJul 22, 2018
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Turkey, Istanbul, Hagia Sophia , picture from 2nd Floor14 views1 commentsSimonJul 22, 2018
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GAIUS CALIGULA As1 viewsGAIUS CALIGULA 37-41 AD.

29mm., 11.19g.

Struck 39-40 AD.

C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P III P P, bare head left

VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre.

References: RIC 47; Cohen 28.

OR

C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P, bare head left

VESTA, S C across field, Vesta seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre.

References: RIC I 54; BMCRE 73; Cohen 29.

AAGG
RLJul 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2389; DOC V.820; LPC 222.28; PCPC 248)5 viewsObv: Lattice pattern; 8 pointed star at center
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding large patriarchal cross at left and akakia at right
Dim: 19mm, 1.31 g
Quant.GeekJul 21, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O1 - RIC -9 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -, RSC -
2 commentsmaridvnvmJul 21, 2018
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Carausius13 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI; Jugate, radiate and cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian and Carausius to left.
PAX AVGGG; Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and vertical sceptre; S/P in fields.
Ex: C
Camulodunum
RIC V,II; 1
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJul 21, 2018
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Probus9 viewsAE-Quinarius
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, with spear and shield.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. left, holding wreath and palm, between two captives.
Ex: -
Ticinum
RIC -; King 10A
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJul 21, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius7 viewsAE-Quinarius
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVTI AVGG; Herakles wrestling Antaeus; he lifts Antaeus up into the air by the waist while Antaeus tries to break his grip.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC-; B.47corr; King 22
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJul 21, 2018
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hj6.28.06.011 viewsObv: AVT. K. M. AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Hades Serapis standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in right field
27mm 9.41 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.1
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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hj6.28.21.011 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩNEINOC. AVΓ. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV KOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
27 mm, 10.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.1
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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hj6.28.22.024 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, serpent with 2 coils, head right. E in upper right field (very faint).
26 mm, 10.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.2
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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hj6.26.47.5_31 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent entwined tripod, head to right
17 mm, 3.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.47.5
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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hj6.26.05.11_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
16 mm, 2.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.11
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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hj6.26.21.051 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ, laureate head right
Rev: VΠI)OV)Λ. ANT.CEΛEVKOV MAPK[IANOΠOΛITΩN], Hygeia standing right feeding snake from patera.
28 mm, 12.06 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.5
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
24 mm, 7.95 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.22
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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CARACALLA Æ SESTERTIUS PISIDIA, ANTIOCHIA 24.7 GR & 32 MM3 viewsPISIDIA, Antiochia. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ . Laureate head right / Nike flying left, holding wreath and palm frond. Cf. SNG France 1139/1138 (same obv. die/rev. type); SNG von Aulock 4937.Antonivs ProttiJul 21, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVTK M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, no wheel at her feet.
27 mm, 9.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.11 (sl different obverse legend)
Charles MJul 21, 2018
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Tiberius Provincial As of Emerita Augusta5 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD Emerita Augusta

27mm., 15.19g.

[TI CAESAR] AVG PONT M[AX IMP], laureate head right

Camp/City gate with two portals

References: RPC I 43; RPC lists only 3 coins, 4th on supp.2.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=116172.msg705248#msg705248

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RLJul 21, 2018
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-86, Unger 451j or νν, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.86 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .22 g., 9.55 mm. max,, 0°

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S—V—R above and flanking.

Rev: Cross with four crowns, monogram between the upper arms.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although the terminated in 1410 per Engel), this privy mark was struck by Ulrich Kamerer (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Frynas rarity C.
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Marcianopolis

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

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.5 (different obverse legend)
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: ...ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed right
Rev: Crescent moon with three stars.
16 mm, 3.25 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.48.2 variant (bust type). Very crude lettering and style--probably barbarous imitation.
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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hj6.28.06.022 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP AVΓ ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), bust of Serapis right wearing kalanthos. E in left field.
27mm 9.22 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.2 (different ligate letters)
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding corn ears and cornucopia.
27 mm, 11.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.20
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC , laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN. Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus
27 mm, 9.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.1
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
17 mm, 2.29 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.11
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOV[ΛI COVAIMIC], laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Soaemais on right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIAN[OΠOΛIT(ΩN)], Athena standing front, head left, holding patera in right hand and left hand on shield resting on ground. E in lower left field.
25 mm, 10.91 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.27.4.1,
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long torch
18 mm, 2.61 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.09 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
25 mm, 10.47 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.10
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH. ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ. TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
26 mm, 10.08 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.6 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠP →OC ICTPO ↓ N, Glykon in 4 elaborate coils, head right.
26 mm, 10.61 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.7
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Maximus3 viewsMaximus, AE Sestertius (22.03g), MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right / PRICIPI IVVENTVTIS S-C, Maximus standing left with baton & spear, standards behind. RIC 13, Cohen 14, BMC 213.MolinariJul 20, 2018
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Trebonianus Gallus4 viewsTrebonianus Gallus AE Sestertius (15.30g). AD 251. IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS-DECENNA-LIBVS-SC in four lines within laurel wreath. RIC 127a; Cohen 137; Sear 9683.MolinariJul 20, 2018
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Valerian I3 viewsValerian I, AE sestertius, (17.71g), IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Laureate, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, S-C, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC 177; Sear 10022.MolinariJul 20, 2018
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Volusian5 viewsVOLUSIAN. 251-253 AD. Æ Sestertius (18.09g). IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CONCORDIA AVGG, S C across fields, Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC IV 249a; Hunter 34; Cohen 21; Sear 9784.MolinariJul 20, 2018
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Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: AV K M AVPH ΛI …, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Indistinct countermark.
Rev: MHTPOΠ) KAICAP..., Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTε
26 mm, 13.19 gms

Sydenham 527e
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left holding wreath in right hand and palm over left shoulder.
18 mm, 2.65 gms

RSC 304, RIC 162
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. A. ANTΩNεINOC, Radiate bust of Elagabalus right, draped and cuirassed seen from behind.
Rev: S·C, K above, A below, all in plain circle surrounded by laurel wreath of eight elements. Wreath fastened at top with garland.
17 mm, 2.60 gms

McAlee 798
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. MAP. AVPHΛ ANTΩNεINOC Cε. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MHTPO , Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field.Crescent in reverse field.
32 mm, 12.48 gms

McAlee 807(c)
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. MAV. ANTΩNεINOC C. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MHOΠ KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
34 mm, 15.35 gms

McAlee 803(a)
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT [K M A] ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head left, legend begins upper right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
24 mm, 14.27 gms

Prieur 268, McAlee 769
Charles MJul 20, 2018
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DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles (Circa 380-360 BC)7 viewsTetrobol. Uncertain mint, possibly Limyra.

18 mm, 2.80 g

Obv: Facing scalp of lion.
Rev: 𐊓𐊁𐊕-𐊆𐊋-𐊍𐊁 ("Perikle" in Lycian), Triskeles ("three legs" in Greek) within incuse circle.

Müseler VIII.47-51; SNG von Aulock 4254-5.

Lycia initially fought for the Persians in the Persian Wars, but on the defeat of the Achaemenid Empire by the Greeks, it became intermittently a free agent. After a brief membership in the Athenian Empire, it seceded and became independent (its treaty with Athens had omitted the usual non-secession clause), was under the Persians again, revolted again (the Revolt of the Satraps), was conquered by Mausolus of Caria, returned to the Persians, and went under Macedonian hegemony at the defeat of the Persians by Alexander the Great.

Pericles, who ruled from 380 BC to about 360 BC, was ruler during the Revolt of the Satraps. The Satraps’ revolt was a rebellion in the Achaemenid Empire of several satraps against the authority of the Great King Artaxerxes II Mnemon. During the Revolt of the Satraps, Pericles declared himself king of Lycia and drove out the Xanthian ruler Arttum̃para. Pericles is regarded as the last king of Lycia. After the revolt failed, the land once again reverted to the empire.

Struck during the reign of Pericles (Perikle), c. 380-361/2 BC, this issue may be connected to Perikles' conquests in Lycia and Caria and/or the satrapal revolt of 362/1. It was, however, struck in great haste and with little quality control: the vast majority of the surviving examples were struck from worn or broken dies and are often poorly centered on small flans.
Nathan PJul 20, 2018
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Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α Κ Γ ΟVΙΒ ΤΡЄΒ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ЄVϹЄΒ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: LΓ (year 3) (252/3), Eagle standing right, with wreath in beak; palm frond over shoulder.
11.4g
23mm
Emmett 3667; Milne 3858.

Ex Baldwins, 2003
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Alpha Bank2 viewsThis is an exact copy of a Tetradrachm from the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.The Athenian Owl the Tetradrachm of the city of Athens is the best known coin of antiquity.This coin exceeded the boundaries of the issuing authority and was widely used in international trade for a long period of time.Grant HJul 19, 2018
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Alpha Bank2 viewsThis is an exact copy of a didrachm from the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.The rendering of figures en face on ancient coins is rare.The horse on the reverse is connected with the glorious Thessalian cavalry,which was praised by the ancient authors as the best in Greece.Grant HJul 19, 2018
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Alpha Bank4 viewsThis is an exact copy of a stater from Aegina in the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.During the 6th century BC Aegina became a great maritime and commercial power.It is considerd as the first city in Greece which struk coins.The reverse of these first Greek coins has become since 1972 the Alpha Bank logo.Grant HJul 19, 2018
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Alpha Bank3 viewsThis is an exact copy of a tetradrchm from the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.Philip II father of Alexander the Great,is the first Macedonian king who was awarded the title of Olympic Victor,and indeed thrice over,thanks to his swift and able horses which he depicted on his coins.At the Olympic games of 356 BC he won the horse racing contest.Grant HJul 19, 2018
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Alpha Bank5 viewsThis is an exact copy of a Tetradrachm from the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.This Tetradrachm of Lysimachus bear the most popular portrait of Alexander the Great.Grant HJul 19, 2018
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Cyrenaica Cyrene AR Didrachm 300-290 BC 7.73g11 viewsHorned head of Carneius.Rev Silphlum plant.1 commentsGrant HJul 19, 2018
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1999 ELIZABETH II DECIMAL CuNi FIFTY PENCE1 viewsObverse: ELIZABETH.II.D.G.REG.F.D.1999. Head of Elizabeth II wearing tiara facing right.
Reverse: FIFTY PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, left hand holding laurel branch, right holding trident and resting on shield; recumbent lion behind at her feet; 50 in exergue.
Proof issue struck from polished dies with frosted highlights.
Diameter 27.3mm | Weight 8.0gms
SPINK: 4610 PROOF

This portrait was designed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, it appeared on all UK and Commonwealth coinage from 1998 until it was superseded by a new portrait in 2015. The tiara which the Queen is shown wearing on this coin was given to her as a wedding present by her grandmother, Queen Mary.

This decimal 50 pence was the last British coin to depict the traditional Britannia which had featured on British coinage for more than 300 years, having begun on a farthing under Charles II in 1672. Britannia made her last appearance in 2008 after Gordon Brown personally approved changing the design as one of his last acts as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
*AlexJul 19, 2018
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Roman Empire, MAXIMIANUS. Commemorative Follis of Ostia. Struck A.D.310 - 312 under Maxentius7 viewsObverse: IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO MAXIMIANO PATRI. Veiled head of Maximianus facing right.
Reverse: AETERNA MEMORIA. Temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, right door ajar; in exergue, MOSTS.
Weight: 5.2gms
RIC VI : 26
RARE

The temple depicted on the reverse of this coin is in all probability the Temple of Divus Romulus begun by Maxentius around A.D.311 but left unfinished on his death in A.D.312.
*AlexJul 19, 2018
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Struck A.D.310 - 312 under Maxentius. DIVUS MAXIMIANUS. Commemorative Follis of Ostia1 viewsObverse: IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO MAXIMIANO PATRI. Veiled head of Maximianus facing right.
Reverse: AETERNA MEMORIA. Shrine or temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, right door ajar; in exergue, MOSTS.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 5.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 26
RARE

The temple depicted on the reverse of this coin is in all probability the Temple of Divus Romulus begun by Maxentius around A.D.311 but left unfinished on his death in A.D.312. The original bronze doors of the Temple of Divus Romulus still survive and are pictured below. They are set between two porphyry columns that support a reused marble architrave and open into a rotunda fifty Roman feet in diameter covered by a cupola which is accessible from the rear through the Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano. The temple was converted into a vestibule for the church early in the 6th century.
*AlexJul 19, 2018
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19 Constantius Gallus10 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ALEA / Gama left
Alexandria 74
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jul 19, 2018
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Herrenius Etruscus7 viewsHerennius Etruscus Æ Sestertius, 18.83g. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, bare-headed draped bust right / PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S-C, Herennius standing left, holding rod and spear. Cohen 28, Sear 9534, RIC 171a.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Maximinus I Thrax6 viewsMaximinus I Thrax (the Thracian), AE Sestertius, 20.39g. 236-238 AD. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, cuirassed, draped bust right / SALVS AVGVSTI S-C, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar. RIC 85; Cohen 92; BMCRE 175-176; Banti 24; Sear 8338.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Otacillia Severa3 viewsOtacilia Severa Æ Sestertius. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / PIETAS AVGVSTAE S-C, Pietas standing, raising right hand holding corn ears, incense box in left hand. RIC 208a, Cohen 46.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Philip I9 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. Æ Sestertius (18.02g). Rome mint, 10th emission, AD 248. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLVM NOVVM, octastyle temple with statue of Roma seated facing within; S C in exergue. Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. RIC IV 164 corr. (rev. legend); Banti 52.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Philip I3 viewsPhilip I AE Sestertius (18.68g), RIC 150a, Cohen 138 - Philip I AE Sestertius. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M TR P IIII COS II P P S C, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 150a, Cohen 138, Sear 9005.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Mariniana7 viewsDiva Mariniana, wife of Valerian I, Æ Sestertius, 14.50g. Rome mint. DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled, diademed & draped bust right / CONSECRATIO S-C, peacock standing facing, head left, feathers in full display. RIC 9, Sear 10073.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Orbiana8 viewsOrbiana, AE sestertius (18.27g). AD 225-227. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S-C, Concord seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 655, Cohen 4, Sear 8193, BMC 293.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Postumus4 viewsPostumus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, AD 260-269. Æ Sestertius (11.87g). Treveri (Trier) mint. 1st bronze emission, 2nd phase, mid AD 260. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, IMP POSTVMVS P F AVG / Galley left, LAETITIA AVG. RIC V 144; Mairat –; Bastien 7; Banti 23.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Postumus5 viewsPostumus AE Double Sestertius (30.11g). IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing facing, head left, holding two standards. RIC 123, Cohen 74, Sear 11040.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Trajan Decius2 viewsTrajan Decius AE Sestertius (15.50g), RIC 117a, Cohen 53 - Trajan Decius AE Sestertius. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right / GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI S-C, Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae, standard behind. Cohen 53, Sear 9404.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Aemilian6 viewsAemilian, AE Sestertius, 13.03g, AD 253. Rome mint. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG / Aemilian standing left, holding spear and patera over lighted altar to left; signum between him and altar, PM TR P I PP S-C. RIC IV 47a.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Gordian III4 viewsGordian III (16.48g)MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Herrenia Etruscilla3 views Herennia Etruscilla AE Sestertius (17.15g). HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / PVDICITIA AVG, SC below, Pudicitia seated left drawing out veil & holding sceptre. RIC 136b, Cohen 22, Sear 9505.1 commentsMolinariJul 19, 2018
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Philip II5 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, Æ Sestertius, 17.22g. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, draped bust right / PRINCIPI IVVENT S-C, Philip II standing left with globe & spear. RIC 256a, Cohen 49, Sear 9249.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Hostilian4 viewsHostilian, AE Sestertius (16.02g) as Caesar, Æ Sestertius. C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, draped bust right / PRINC IVVENT S C, Apollo seated left holding branch, arm on lyre. RIC 214, Cohen 27, S 9573.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Julia Mamaea4 views Julia Mamaea Æ Sestertius, 17.72g. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA Diademed & draped bust right / FELICITAS PVBLICA S-C, Felicity standing half-left, arm on column, holding caduceus. Cohen 21.RIC 676, Cohen 21, BMC 487.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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Gallienus 6 viewsGallienus AE Sestertius, 18.68g. Rome Mint, joint reign with Valerian I. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGG S-C, Soldier standing left, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. RIC 248. Cohen 1295. Sear5 10495.MolinariJul 19, 2018
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. (Circa 335-315 BC)11 viewsAR Tetradrachm

23.5mm, 12.78 g

Astibos or Damastion mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Warrior on horse rearing right, thrusting spear held in his right hand at enemy below who defends with shield on his left arm. ΠΑΤΡΑΟΥ (PATRAOS)

Paeonian Hoard 479 (same dies); Peykov E2160 (same obv. die as illustration); NRBM Paeonia 40 (same obv. die); HGC 3, 148.

Phiip II of Macedon (359-336 BC) reduced the Paeonian kingdom to a semi-autonomous, subordinate status, which led to a process of gradual and formal Hellenization of the Paeonians, who, during Philip's reign, began to issue coins with Greek legends like the Macedonian ones. Paeonia was most likely still a subordinated kingdom at the beginning of Patraos' reign (340/35 - 315 BC), and at the time of Alexander’s Eastern campaign, the Paeonians were part of the Macedonian army with their light cavalry. In fact, at the battle of Gaugamela (331 BC), Ariston, the leader of the Paeonian cavalry and possibly the brother off Patraos was especially distinguishable, defeating Satropates, the commander of the Persian horseman. It is this victory that was likely the inspiration for the reverse iconography of Patraos tetradrachms.

Interestingly, though, on most of the coins the "Persian" horseman is represented as defending himself with a Macedonian shield, the appearance of which, obviously contains a certain message. There is no direct historical explanation, but the literary sources reveal that after the death of Alexander of Macedon in 323 BC, Antipater was positioned in Europe, being appointed strategus autocrator in charge of all Macedonians, Hellenes, Illyrians, Triballi, Agrianes and the people of Epirus. Notably, the Paeonians are not mentioned in this list, probably because Paeonia had regained its autonomy. Thus, the insertion of the Macedonian shield on the reverse was likely announcing the liberation of Paeonia from Macedonian sovereignty.

With regard to the coin iconography, it is notable that the cult of Apollo was predominant on Paeonian coins. Hesiod identified Paeon as an individual deity: "Unless Phoebus Apollo should save him from death, or Paean himself who knows the remedies for all things." In time, Paeon (more usually spelled Paean) became an epithet of Apollo, in his capacity as a god capable of bringing disease and therefore propitiated as a god of healing.

As discussed by Wayne Sayles in "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World," the obverse of this coin is minted in archaizing style, "with the frontal almond eye common to the art of a century earlier." This type was produced with both the archaic eye and the modern profile eye. "The contrast is not one of stylistic transition, but rather of artistic intention. In fact, the archaizing version seems to have been issued toward the end of the series."
Nathan PJul 18, 2018
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Diocletian AE Antoninianus, (285-286 AD), Rome mint4 viewsRoman Imperial, Diocletian AE Antoninianus, (285-286 AD), Rome mint

Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Mintmark XXIΓ

Reference: RIC V-2 162 Rome

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadJul 18, 2018
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Constantine 6.03.0016 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVVGG
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
* | *
T | F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 128 CT 6.03.001 (RR)
4.1g
(Chitry Hoard 112)
All issues with the T*/F* bronze mark are very rare.
(The 2017 Revue Numismatique (pages 249 - 261) contains an article about these T*/F* or SOTF (Stars over TF) coins. It lists 29 known examples and 6 have a COMITI AAVVGG reverse. 5 are of Constantine, and one example is of Licinius. The other reverses represented by this bronze mark are GENIO POP ROM (16 known examples), MARTI CONSERVATORI (3 known examples) and SOLI INVICTO COMITI (3 known examples).)
NoviomagusJul 18, 2018
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Diocletian AE Antoninianus, (287 AD), Rome mint2 viewsRoman Imperial, Diocletian AE Antoninianus, (287 AD), Rome mint

Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, eagle at foot left. Mintmark XXIƐ.

Reference: RIC V-2 165

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadJul 18, 2018
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1997 ELIZABETH II DECIMAL CuNi SMALL FIFTY PENCE2 viewsObverse: ELIZABETH II D.G.REG.F.D.1997. Diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right.
Reverse: FIFTY PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, left hand holding laurel branch, right holding trident and resting on shield; recumbent lion behind at her feet; 50 in exergue.
Proof issue struck from polished dies with frosted highlights.
Diameter 27.3mm | Weight 8.0gms
SPINK: 4351 PROOF (Small module)

This "Third Portrait" of Elizabeth II was Raphael Maklouf's first coin design and it was used on the coinage from 1985 to 1997 inclusive. Raphael Maklouf was born in Jerusalem in 1937 and came to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. The Royal diadem which the Queen is shown wearing on this coin is the one she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
*AlexJul 18, 2018
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse 5 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 16
ca. 250-200 BC
Lesbios, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right
Rev.: KY, forepart of horse right, single handled vase to left, ΛΕΣΒΙΟΣ below.
AE, 16 mm, 5.04g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 90; BMC p. 109, 57