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hhj8.26.04.09var_20 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I, in left field CTP, in right field ON, Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
26 mm, 13.14 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.9 variant (different bust type and different division of letters in field) (same as preceding coin)
Charles MJul 17, 2019
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hhj8.26.34.031 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟVΦΟV ΝΙ[ΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡOC ICTP], in field, O-N. Emperor in military attire standing left with right foot on bound captive, sword in right hand and left hand resting on spear; behind him Nike standing left crowning him with wreath and holding palm branch in left arm.
25 mm, 11.74 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.3
Charles MJul 17, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVK M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟVΦΟV - ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡOC I, in left field, CTP, in right field, ON. Serapis wearing kalanthos standing left, holding scepter transversely in left arm and raising right hand in greeting.
24 mm, 10.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.6
Charles MJul 17, 2019
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RIC 6721 viewsSestertius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS – S C
Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

22.45g, 33mm
Woytek 534v (108 specimen)
klausklageJul 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 231-230 B.C2 viewsAE 21.11mm (Thickness 2.18mm), weight 5.15g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, beading.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena Promachos figurehead fighting left, above AP Monogram, Palm Tree and Phoenician letter aleph (´), Aradian era date 29.
AradosJul 16, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-113719 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.51g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1137 (R). BMC p. 198 note ‡.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: S P Q R / •P•P• / OB CIVES / SERVATOS within oak wreath
Ex Leu Web Auction 8, 29-30 June 2019, lot 1008.

During the great bronze issue of 71 a sestertius reverse type was struck at both Rome and Lyon (Lugdunum) which commemorates the Senate awarding the corona civica to Vespasian. The corona civica was originally a military honour bestowed upon a Roman who had saved a fellow citizen's life in battle. It was one of the greatest public honours. In the imperial era the honour developed from a coveted military decoration into an imperial emblem granted by the Senate to the emperor. The wreath was made of oak leaves and is sometimes called a corona quercea after the common name for the oak. Artistically it is sometimes depicted with acorns scattered amongst the leaves. Plutarch believed the oak was chosen for this highest of honours for several reasons. The tree was easily found throughout the countryside and was quite convenient for fashioning a wreath when the need arose. Also, the oak is sacred to Jupiter and Juno and thus was an appropriate symbolic honour given to one who has saved the life of a fellow Roman citizen, or indeed the state. Finally, the early settlers of Rome, the Arcadians, were nicknamed 'acorn-eaters' in an oracle of Apollo.

The Wreath was awarded to Vespasian by the Senate for rescuing the Roman people from civil war and bringing about peace. The legend within the wreath S P Q R / P P / OB CIVES / SERVATOS translates as: 'The Senate and the Roman People / Father of the Nation / For Having Saved the Citizens'. This rare Lugdunese specimen commemorating the award was struck during the first bronze issue at that mint.

Cleaned surfaces with brass toning.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJul 16, 2019
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Lycian League, Masikytes2 viewsLycian League, Masikytes. c. 40-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.70 gm). Laureate head of Apollo r. / Kithara (lyre), M-A across fields, serpent coiled around omphalos to l., all within incuse square.  EF.  CNG EA 447 #118. Ex-Dr. Erik Miller Coll. RPC I #3303; Troxell, Lycian, Period IV, Series 3 #97; McClean 8875.
In Greek myths, Apollo slayed the great serpent Python so that he could establish his oracular temple at Delphi. An omphalos marked the spot where he slayed Python and is depicted on ancient coins as an omphalos stone with a serpent wound around it.
1 commentsChristian TJul 16, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn4 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: KUNST - BRUNNEN, a depiction of Centaur Fountain at Bahnhofsplatz, FÜRTH in exergue.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJul 16, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn4 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: WASSER SPEIER, a view of the Triton Fountain in Nuremberg, erected 1689 by Johann Leonhard Bromig.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJul 16, 2019
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German Notgeld: Thale am Harz, Saxony3 viewsCity: Thale am Harz
State: Saxony
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Large numeral 10 between two oak branches, PFENNIG below, date: 1921 above.
Reverse: A stag, facing left, resting on a plaque inscribed: THALE a. HARZ.
Date: 1921
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJul 16, 2019
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Parthia - Vologases I (51-78 AD)3 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 51-78 AD; Obverse: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 5 waves, med.-long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; wart on forehead; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h. Reverse: Archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛCIΛEΛC OΛCIΛEΛN ΛIIΛI ΛIXVΛ EΠIΦΛHO ΦIΛEΛΛ. References: Sellwood 70.13; Shore #373.museumguyJul 15, 2019
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Sicily Syracuse circa 304-289 BC AR Stater22mm 8.42g Pegasi II 18 3 viewsPegasos flying left with both wings shown mintmark for Leukas below?/Head of Athena right,wearing Corinthian helmet.
very rare Calciati list one coin with this revers die,but without the control mark?
Grant HJul 15, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull, thunderbolt4 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE15, Circa 270-225 BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev: ΠΕΡΓA, Bull’s head right; thunderbolt below.
AE, 3.06g, 15mm
Ref.: Westermark, Bronze 5; SNG France 1568-9; SNG Copenhagen -
shanxiJul 15, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 196-190 B.C3 viewsAE 21.30mm (Thickness 2.84mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding wreath (palm branch) and sceptre, in left field Nun (N) Aleph (´), in right field Aradian era date 64-69.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Julius, AR Denarius - Crawford 323/11 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Julius, 101 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.0g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, facing right; corn ear behind

Reverse: Victory in biga galloping right; L.IVLI below.

References: Crawford 323/1; Sydenham 585; BMCRR 1676; Julia 3.

Provenance: Ex Collection of a World War II Veteran; acquired July 1963 from Richard M. Muniz.

The moneyer was likely not a Caesar, though a member of the same Julia gens. Comparatively, just a few years earlier, in 103 BCE, an L. Julius Caesar struck coins with a prominent “CAESAR” inscription. The corn ear on the obverse may refer to a corn distribution, the purchase of which might have been the purpose of the coins.
CarausiusJul 15, 2019
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BCC J421 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria,
and Idumaea.
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:[HPω]
Prow of galley, to left
Rev:EΘN, with wreath around.
13.5mm. 1.34gm. Axis:180
Hendin III 506
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 15, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, AR Denarius - Crawford 495/2d12 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Octavian, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.70g; 20mm).
Military Mint in Italy.

Obverse: LEPIDVS· PONT· MAX· III· V· R· P· C; bare head of Lepidus facing right.

Reverse: C· CAESAR· IMP· III· VIR· R ·P· C; bare head of Octavian facing right.

References: Crawford 495/2d; HCRI 140a; Sydenham 1323var (rev legend); Aemilia 35var (rev legend); BMCRR (Africa) 29-31var (rev legend); Banti & Simonetti 7 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Leu Numismatik Auction 8 (30 Jun 2019) Lot 949; Leu 7 (9 May 1973) Lot 317; Joseph Martini Collection [R.Ratto (24 Feb 1930) Lot 1334]; R. Ratto FPL (1927) Lot 629; Dr. Bonazzi Collection [R.Ratto (23 Jan 1924) Lot 1352].

This reverse die differs from most of this denarius issue in that the inscription begins with the initial “C” for Octavian's first name (Caius), while the remainder of the issue begins, simply, "CAESAR." The coins appear to celebrate the formation of the Second Triumvirate, although it is unclear why Lepidus did not also strike coins with Antony’s portrait.
1 commentsCarausiusJul 15, 2019
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BCC J411 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω
Prow of galley, to left
Rev:EΘN, with wreath around.
15 x 13mm. 1.14gm. Axis:0
Hendin III 506
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 15, 2019
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Petillius Capitolinus, 43 BC0 viewsPetillius Capitolinus, 43 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.69 g, 2 h), Rome. PETILLIVS - CAPITOLINVS Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings spread and head to right. Rev. S - F Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with figures on the roof and the architrave; between central four columns, garlands hanging. Babelon (Petillia) 3. Crawford 487/2b. RBW 1706. Sydenham 1151. Banker's marks on the obverse and a scrape on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.


The reverse legend S - F on this coin probably stand for sacris faciundis and is likely connected to the cult practiced in the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, the most important sanctuary in Rome.
Ancient AussieJul 15, 2019
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Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: M. Barbatius Pollio Coin: Silver Denarius 3 viewsM ANT IMP AVG III VIR R P C M BARBAT Q P, - Bare head of Mark Antony right
CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C - Bare head of Octavian right.
Mint: Ephesus (41 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.00g / 19mm / 12h
References:
RSC 8
Crawford 517/2
CRI 243
Sydenham 1181
Acquisition/Sale: imperatorcoins-and-estatesales eBay $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 14, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

(Coin broken probably from crystallization and repaired.)
2 commentsGary W2Jul 15, 2019
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hj6.27.36.010 viewsElagabalus and Julia Soaemais
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛI COVAIMIC., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Soaemais on right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field.
28 mm, 12.95 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.27.36.1
Charles MJul 15, 2019
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varb1796var10 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Tripod with serpent entwined around central leg, head to right.
19 mm, 4.05 gms

Varbanov 1796 variant (bust type)
Charles MJul 15, 2019
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Julia Domna (Augusta) Coin: Silver Denarius 1 viewsIVLIA AVGVSTA, - Bust of Julia Domna, hair waved and coiled at back, draped, right
FORTVNAE FELICI - Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding cornucopiae in right hand and rudder set on globe in left hand; before her, child standing
Mint: Rome (207-209 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.04g / 18mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 554 (Septimius)
BMCRE 29 (Septimius)
RSC 57
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet Savoca 4th Blue #869 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 14, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 14, 2019
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Severina (Augusta) Coin: Billon Antoninianus 1 viewsSEVERINA AVG - Diademed bust right, draped & on a crescent
CONCORDIAE MILITVM - Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns, mintmark: SXXT.
Exergue: SXXT.


Mint: Ticinum (275 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.91g / 22mm / 6h
References:
RIC 8, S
Cohen 7
BN 662
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1743 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 14, 2019
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC VI Alexandria 33a1 viewsObv:- FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; Laureate head right
Rev:- GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI; Genius of the Roman People standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and pouring libation from patera
Minted in Alexandria (XX | E/I //ALE). A.D. 301
Ref:- RIC VI Alexandria 33a

10.35g, 27.21mm, 180o

Slight double strike on reverse
maridvnvmJul 14, 2019
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC VI Cyzicus 11a1 viewsAE Follis
Obv:- FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head of Constantius right.
Rev:= GENIO AVGG ET CAESARVM NN, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia, KB in exergue.
Ref:- RIC VI Cyzicus 11a

10.01g, 27.82mm, 180o
maridvnvmJul 14, 2019
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 1 viewsIMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV - Bust of Apollo, draped, right; branch right
S C - Raven perched right on laurel branch
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (90-91 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.48g / 17mm / 12h
References:
RIC II 715
Cohen 527
BMC 453
Paris 484
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet Savoca 4th Blue #700 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 14, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 14, 2019
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Gordian III (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 1 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
IOVIS STATOR - Jupiter standing front, head right, holding thunderbolt & scepter.
Mint: Rome (240 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.86g / 19mm / 6h
References:
RIC IV 112
RSC 113
Sear 8674
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 4th Blue Auction #990 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 14, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 14, 2019
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Hadrian Sestertius3 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate head with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI S C, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
Mint: Rome, 119-120 AD.

32/33mm 25.76g

RIC 586c; C. 974; BMC 1196
kcJul 14, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius3 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT COS III S C, She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
Mint: Rome, 140 AD.

31mm 23.94g

RIC 648; Strack 895; Banti 439; BMCRE 1318

Ex Old French Collection

The she-wolf suckling the twins refers to the foundation myth of Rome and celebrates the 900th anniversary of the capital during the reign of Antoninus Pius.
1 commentskcJul 14, 2019
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Gordianus Pius Sestertius2 viewsObv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P S C, Apollo seated on throne to left, holding laurel branch in his right hand.
Mint: Rome, 242 AD.

29mm 19.85g

Cohen 262; RIC 303a

Ex VCoins, Athena Numismatics, June 2019.
kcJul 14, 2019
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Domitian Sestertius5 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, laureate head right.
Rev. IOVI VICTORI S C, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and Long scepter.
Mint: Rome, 95-96 AD.

32mm 27.34g

RIC 412; BMCRE 474; Cohen 316

Domitian's full title at the time of his death was "Imperator Caesar divi Vespasiani filius Domitianus Augustus Germanicus, Pontifex maximus, Tribuniciae potestatis XVI, Imperator XXIII, Consul XVII, Censor perpetuus, Pater patriae" as shown on this sestertius.
The Flavian dynasty ended with Domitian. His successor was the long-time senator Nerva. He was a transitional candidate on the one hand from the Flavian circle and so wearable for the Praetorians and especially the Senate, on the other hand, he was expected as a childless, older man no long reign. However, his position was endangered, as Domitian had been very popular with the army and the people.
When the emperors represented Jupiter the Victorius on their coins, they either intend to ascribe the glory of their victories to him, or rather to designate themselves under the form and attributes of Jupiter Victor, as though they had conquered the enemy under his auspices.
1 commentskcJul 14, 2019
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Price 36362 viewsBabylon. Artemis to the left. Monogram under the throne. M under the monogram.Chance VandalJul 14, 2019
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The relief of the imperial triumph (Titus driving a quadriga) Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy1 viewsThe relief of the imperial triumph Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy. The Triumphal Arch of Titus, erected in c. 81 CE by Domitian to commemorate his brother Titus' campaigns in the Jewish War (70-71 CE).

On 14 April 70 A.D. Titus surrounded Jerusalem. He allowed pilgrims to enter to celebrate Passover but this was a trap to put pressure on supplies of food and water; he refused to allow them to leave. On 10 May he began his assault on the walls. The third wall fell on 25 May. The second wall fell on 30 May. On 20 July Titus stormed the Temple Mount. On 4 August 70 A.D., Titus destroyed the Temple. The Jewish fast of Tisha B'Av mourns the Fall of Jerusalem annually on this date. Upon his arrival in Rome in 71, Titus was awarded a triumph. As depicted in relief of the imperial triumph on the Arch of Titus in Rome, Titus rode into the city in a quadriga, enthusiastically saluted by the Roman populace and preceded by a lavish parade containing treasures and captives from the war. Josephus describes a procession with large amounts of gold and silver carried along the route, followed by elaborate re-enactments of the war, Jewish prisoners, and finally the treasures taken from the Temple of Jerusalem, including the Menorah and the Pentateuch. He was accompanied by Vespasian and Domitian. Simon Bar Giora was executed in the Forum, after which the procession closed with religious sacrifices at the Temple of Jupiter.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arch_Titus,_relief_triumph,_Forum_Romanum,_Rome,_Italy.jpg
Date 22 August 2013 for photograph
Author Jebulon
Joe SermariniJul 13, 2019
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Roman, Domitian, AR Denarius6 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93.
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
2 commentsorfewJul 13, 2019
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Pisidia, Antioch, 051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), AE-22, -/-//--, ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, #110 viewsPisidia, Antioch, 051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), AE-22, -/-//--, ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS A, Laureate, bust right.
reverse: ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: 6,13g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), BMC 41 var. (legends),
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quadransJul 13, 2019
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), AE-22, -/-//--, ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, #110 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), AE-22, -/-//--, ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS A, Laureate, bust right.
reverse: ANTIOCH GEN COL C, Tyche or female genius of the city standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: 6,13g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: SNG Cop 44 var. (legends), BMC 41 var. (legends),
Q-001
quadransJul 13, 2019
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Trajan Sestertius17 viewsObv. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT COS II S C, Pax seated left, holding olive branch and scepter.
Mint: Rome, 98-99 AD.

34/35mm 24.52g

RIC 390

Ex ebay, July 2019

Under Nerva Trajan received the governorship in Germani superior in 97 AD. This was perhaps part of a plan to prevent the imminent usurpation by Nigrinus, since three legions and numerous auxiliary units were stationed in Upper Germany, a total of about 35,000 men in the year 96/97. The local governor thus commanded the Italy nearest large army which he could use against the emperor or even for his protection. During the turmoil of the year 97, when apparently two groups fought for power, Trajan remained in his province. In October 97 he received the news that he had been adopted by Nerva. Through his adoption Trajan became a partner in the reign, breaking down any resistance to Nerva. Trajan was made a successor by receiving the central imperial powers (imperium proconsulare and tribunicia potestas), the first name or title Caesar and the nickname Germanicus. The year 98 Trajan began together with Nerva as a full consul. The news of Nerva's death on January 28, 98 received Trajan in Cologne. Despite the death of his predecessor Trajan remained on the Rhine and returned only two years later to Rome. The year 98 Trajan spent with inspection trips to the Rhine and Danube. Major military events did not take place during his stay on the Rhine. The two-year-old enterprise served above all to secure peace on the northern borders of the empire. During this time, the construction of roads on the right side of the Rhine area was promoted, the infrastructure of the upstate strengthened and defenses were expanded.
The two-year inspection trip was also intended to ensure the loyalty of the border troops and the provincial residents. It was often assumed that the real purpose of troop inspections was to prepare for a war against the Dacians. But the sources do not say anything about what binds the actual ambition of the Rhine and Danube tour with the first Dacian war. In the autumn of 99 Trajan returned to Rome. Although it did not come to a German war, the two-year enterprise was proclaimed and celebrated as a victory for securing the peace at the northern borders of the empire in Rome which is shown on the reverse of this sestertius with the depiction of Pax.
kcJul 13, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, snake, omphalos, c/m owl8 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE 21, 200-133 BC
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around omphalos, without monogram, countermark owl

AE, 10.6g, 20.5mm
Ref.: SNG France 1815 (with countermark)
1 commentsshanxiJul 13, 2019
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c/m owl, Pergamon2 viewsc/m owl, Pergamon

click to see the coin
shanxiJul 13, 2019
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Troas, Alexandria, 090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #115 viewsTroas, Alexandria, 090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #1
avers: IMP LICIN GALLIENVS, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, carrying wineskin over the shoulder, raising a right hand holding a cup.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:5,80g, axes: 1h,
mint: Troas, Alexandria, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: Bellinger A460, BMC 182; SNG München 139,
Q-001
quadransJul 13, 2019
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090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Troas, Alexandria, BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #110 views090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Troas, Alexandria, BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #1
avers: IMP LICIN GALLIENVS, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, carrying wineskin over the shoulder, raising a right hand holding a cup.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:5,80g, axes: 1h,
mint: Troas, Alexandria, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: Bellinger A460, BMC 182; SNG München 139,
Q-001
quadransJul 13, 2019
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Farnese Hercules3 viewsThe Farnese Hercules is one of the most famous ancient sculptures. It is a colossal copy made after a smaller Lysippos original, and intended to adorn the Baths of Caracalla. The sculpture was discovered and removed from the baths in 1546, entering the famous collection of Alessandro Farnese. It now resides in the museum of Naples.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farnese_Hercules
Joe SermariniJul 13, 2019
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Titus RIC-49826 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.38g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 498 (C). BMC 309. RPC 501.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Munthandel G. Henzen, June 2019.

A mystery mint struck coins for Titus sometime between 80-81. The style (heavily seriffed letters, large portraits, and massive reverse figures), unique obverse legends (DIVI VESP F for Titus), and uncommon fabric (flat, almost convex flans) all suggest a mint other than Rome. Attributing exactly where these coins were struck has historically been a moving target - Mattingly in BMCRE thought Lugdunum, H.A. Cahn believed somewhere in Bithynia. More recent scholarship has looked towards Thrace as a possible location for production based on the Balkan distribution pattern of found specimens. Although the region of mintage has been narrowed down, the city itself remains elusive. RPC has suggested possibly Perinthus. Presumably a shortage of bronze coins in the region during Titus' reign prompted a localised imperial issue. The striking of imperial bronze outside of Rome was an exceptional step at the time considering the last imperial branch mint at Lugdunum had shuttered late in Vespasian's reign. The issue consisted of sestertii, dupondii, asses, and semisses which copied types struck at Rome. This sestertius with its massive portrait and large reverse figure is quite typical for this elusive mint. The reverse copies a common Pax type struck contemporaneously at Rome.

Good style with dark brown patina.
3 commentsDavid AthertonJul 13, 2019
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Artemis, Galatia, Amyntas2 viewsGalatia, Amyntas
Kings of Galatia
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, Є to left, ς to right (meaning unknown)
AE, 22mm, 7.09g

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJul 13, 2019
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Asia Minor, Galatia, Amyntas, Artemis, stag3 viewsGalatia, Amyntas
Kings of Galatia
37-25 BC
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, Є to left, ς to right (meaning unknown)
Rev.: Stag standing right; B above; monogram in exergue
AE, 22mm, 7.09g
Ref.: RPC I 3506 (Series II)
shanxiJul 13, 2019
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Seleucid - Alexander 1 Balas (152-145 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.23 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orontes; Date: 150-145 BCE (Denomination B); Obverse: Head of Alexander I in Boiotian helmet. Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROY - Nike standing left holding wreath and palm branch - grain ear to left - monograms to left and /or in exergue. References: SC #1790; HGC #899, Vol. 9, Pg. 180.museumguyJul 13, 2019
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Seleucid - Antiochus I (280-261BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE15; Weight: 2.02 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orontes; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus left. Reverse: BASI ANTI to right and left - Apollo seated right on omphalos, holding bow in both hands - R to left, Q to right (???). References: SC #352; SNG Spaer #215; Newell WSM #963; Houghton, CSE #13.museumguyJul 13, 2019
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S.835 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
S.835
Type 30a
Abramson 105-40
O: Facing bust, possibly Wodan/Odin
R: Two figures wearing hats and clothes and holding staves to the side. Female figure left, male right

This type, which features an obverse similar to the series X continental (Ribe) type, has two figures on the reverse. Both characters seem to be wearing hats, one with some sort of sunburst above it (possibly representing a halo) The figures seem to be representing a man and woman, which can be noted with crude anatomical features

Ex- TimeLines
1 commentsNapJul 12, 2019
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 1431, Ephesus, AR-Denarius, PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, #124 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 1431, Ephesus, AR-Denarius, PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, holding wreath extended in right hand and palm over the left shoulder. EPHE lower right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,41 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ephesus, date: 71 A.D., ref: RIC² 1431, RPC II 833, BMC 457, RSC 276,
Q-001
5 commentsquadransJul 12, 2019
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RIC 0731 Vespasianus31 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS, Laureate head left
Rev: S-C, in field; Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (29.72 mm 10.17 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
RIC 731 (C), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 722
purchased on eBay from alora
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 12, 2019
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RIC 1235 Vespasianus33 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, laureate head right
Rev: PROVIDENT / S C (in exergue), Great altar with six panels
AE/As (27.78 mm 9.950 g 6h) Struck in Lugdunum 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1235 (C), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from alora
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 12, 2019
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Crusaders . Principality of Antioch, Late Anonymous 1250-1268 AE 6 viewsCrusaders . Principality of Antioch, Late Anonymous 1250-1268 AE
15.4 mm , 0.32 g.
A-N-T-V counterclockwise in the angles of a long cross pattée
blundered A-N-T-I in the angles of a long cross pattée
Seltman, NC 1966, p. 61, 2 var.; CCS 132 var.
Ex Slocum Collection, Sotheby's, London, Auction of March 6th, 1997, lot 164 ; ex collection of Alex G. Malloy ; Forum Ancient Coins,April 2013 ; Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 160 .
1 commentsVladislav DJul 12, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 114-113 B.C0 viewsAE 16.85mm (Thickness 2.42mm), weight 3.73g, 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 letter beth (B) in right field, Aradian era date 146 with Phoenician letters mem (M), yodh (Y), taw (T) ? & sadhe (TS) ? below.
AradosJul 12, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius 88 CE First Issue19 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome, AD 88. First Issue
3.25g, 19mm, 6h.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN PM TR P VII, laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right with spear and shield. RIC 573 (R2)
Ex: Roma Numismatics E-Sale 59 July 11, 2019 Lot 799
2 commentsorfewJul 12, 2019
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1977a MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.73 views
OBV Small neat letters

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

Size 18.88

Weight 2.89gm

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

DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

Ex forum coin!
SimonJul 12, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous Post Semi-Libral AE Uncia - Crawford 41/107 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous (Post Semi-libral Series), 215-212 BCE.
AE Uncia (7.87g; 24mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; pellet (mark-of-value) behind.

Reverse: Prow facing right; ROMA above; pellet (mark-of-value) below.

References: Crawford 41/10; McCabe Group A1; RBW 135.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma E-Live Auction 10 (18 Jun 2019) Lot 12.

This series is the second of the “prow” struck bronze series. It is most easily recognized by the left side of the prow device which has a clearly delineated edge, while on later series the left side of the prow appears to extend off the side of the coin. The series was issued during the Second Punic War and reflects the continued reduction in weight standard of the Roman bronze coinage during the conflict; this issue having occurred on the heels of the “semi-libral reduction” of 217-215 BCE. It would soon be followed by further weight reductions.
2 commentsCarausiusJul 11, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Marius, AE As - Crawford 148/13 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Marius, 189-180 BCE.
AE As (31.17g; 32mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Janus; I (mark of value) above.

Reverse: Prow facing right; Q.MARI above; I (mark of value) to right; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 148/1; Sydenham 367 (R7); BMCRR 822; Maria 1.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma E-Live Auction 10 (18 Jun 2019) Lot 22; Bombarda Collection; NAC 9 (16 Apr 1996) Lot 587.

This is a particularly fine example of this scarce type. Not much is known of the moneyer beyond his coins. He is likely NOT an ancestor of Gaius Marius who would later serve seven consulships and challenge Sulla.
1 commentsCarausiusJul 11, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Litra - Crawford 27/21 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 230-226 BCE.
AE Litra (3.58g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Mars head facing right, beardless with Corinthian helmet; club behind.

Reverse: Horse rearing to right; club above; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 27/2; Sydenham 23a; BMCRR (Rom-Camp) 53.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma E-Live Auction 10 (18 Jun 2019) Lot 7; Numismatica Gino Marchesi.

This is one of the last series of struck bronzes issued by the Roman Republic before the introduction of standard "prow" types on the aes grave circa 225 BCE. Unlike many prior struck bronze issues, this coin is related to a contemporaneous issue of silver didrachms which bears the same devices and club symbol.
CarausiusJul 11, 2019
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BCC J404 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω∆OY
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:EΘNAPXOY
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
18 x 16mm. 2.68gm. Axis:315
Hendin III 505
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 11, 2019
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RIC 791 Domitian denarius32 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
5 commentsJay GT4Jul 11, 2019
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Macrinus (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 2 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG - Laureate and cuirassed bust right
PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P - Jupiter, nude, standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Mint: Rome (217 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.75g / 20mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 15
RSC III 55b
BMC V 31
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 59 #887 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 11, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 11, 2019
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Nero (Caesar) Coin: Silver Denarius 3 viewsNERONI CLAVDIO DRVSO GERM COS DESIGN - Bare-headed and draped bust right
EQVESTER OR-DO PRINCIPI IVVENT - Legend in four lines on shield.
Mint: Rome (51 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.99g / 19mm / 6h
References:
RIC 79 (Claudius)
von Kaenel Type 53
BMCRE 93 (Claudius)
RSC 97
BN 96–7 (Claudius, Lugdunum)
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 59 #771 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 11, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jul 11, 2019
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SPHINX COLLAGE b5 viewsTop row: Ionia, Chios; Ionia, Chios; Ionia, Chios
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Troas, Gergis; Ionia, Chios; Egypt, Alexandria (A. Pius); Sicily, Himera
1 commentslaneyJul 11, 2019
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Roman Empire, Constantine the Great, eyes raised to heaven16 viewsConstantinus I 306-337
Follis, Constantinopolis, 328-329 AD.
Ob: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Upside-Down Head with Rose Diadem.
Rv: CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE / A (in the left field) / CONS (in the section), sitting Victoria to the left, holding tree branch in the outstretched right, in the left palm branch, prisoner at her feet, before her tropaion.
3.28 gr 18.5 mm
RIC 29
Ex Lanz 2018
XLiJul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 029.00117 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.75g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 680
ALFOLDI 029.001 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1403

NOTE: Very rare and sought-after variant of the Felicitas Avg reverse with Felicitas holding a short caduceus and a long sceptre - Alfoldi type no. 29 (by far the rarest of the 4 Felicitas variants described by Alfoldi).
2 commentsBarnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 057.07014 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 731
ALFOLDI 057.070 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1404

NOTE: Rare bust type
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 085.00215 viewsOBVERSE: IMP[erator] PROBVS INV[ictvs] AVG[vstvs]
REVERSE: SPES AVG[vsti] N[ostri]
BUST TYPE: E2 VAR.= Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed and draped bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion), seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXI
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 790
ALFOLDI 085.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1405

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = EX JACQUIER auction 45 lot 1517

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable bust type with a very interesting shield decorated with Gorgoneion in combination with a rare reverse type struck only during the 2nd emmission at Siscia.
3 commentsBarnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 022.059 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH PARMA SHIELD)10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1= Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and (Parma) shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VII//XXI
WEIGHT 3.84g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 662
ALFOLDI 022.059 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH PARMA SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 1406

NOTE: Rare and desirable shield type (Parma) in combination with a very rare obverse legend IMP C PROBVS P AVG (without the usual F[elix] before AVG). Unlisted in ALFOLDI.

The only example of this exact type known to me. Possibly unique!
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 061.0229 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 737
ALFOLDI 061.022 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1397

Note: shield decorated with Pegasus
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.06212 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: F5 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 5.08g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 709 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIV MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 041.062 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1401

Note: scarce bust type
1 commentsBarnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 338 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH CONCOR MILIT LEGEND)9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CONCOR MILIT (sic!)
BUST TYPE: A2 (radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seem from back)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 338 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH CONCOR MILIT LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1396

NOTE: Exceedingly rare spelling variant of this otherwise popular reverse type (CONCOR MILIT instead of the usual CONCORD MILIT) in combination with a very rare (for Ticinum) obverse legend IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG.

The only specimen of this exact type known to me. Possibly unique!
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 3118 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (spread quadriga)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R*B
WEIGHT 4.04g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 207
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009:311 (7 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1400
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 861 H2 BUST OFFICINA 112 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 4.03g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 861
COLLECTION NO. 1402

Note: Superbe strike and quality of details, especially on reverse. Virtually as struck and stunning!
2 commentsBarnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 359-360 (UNLISTED WITH VERTICAL CRESCENT)10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R(Vertical crescent to left)B
WEIGHT 4.55g
RIC: 202 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH VERTICAL CRESCENT)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR: unlisted!
COLLECTION NO. 1398

NOTE: Only 3rd example known to me (the other being in Uwe Neumann and beastcoins collections respectively)

Very rare and desirable mintmark!

Ex Kunker auction no. 378 lot 1771 = ex Klaus Berthold = Ex BANK LEU (purchsaed in 1978)
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 1347 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RΓ
WEIGHT 4.03g
RIC: 241
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 134 (2 ex. in La Venera Hoard)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 2 ex. in La Venera Hoard
COLLECTION NO. 1399

NOTE: ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER TWO BEING IN LA VENERA HOARD)
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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BASTIEN 3926 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -B//-
WEIGHT 4.92g / AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 123
BASTIEN: 392 (29 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1121
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 042.058 AFTER CLEANING4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20,5-22mm
RIC 713
ALFOLDI 042.058
COLLECTION NO. 938
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 060.003 AFTER CLEANING12 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 4.21g / AXIS: 2h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC 739
ALFOLDI 060.003
COLLECTION NO. 1080
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 017 / - UNLISTED AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE! new photo after cleaning6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//KA
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 646 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
ALFOLDI 017 / - (unlisted!)
COLLECTION NO. 1238

The only example of this totally unpublished type known to me; possibly unique!
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.119 AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Q//XXI
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20,5-21mm
RIC 704
ALFOLDI 041.119
COLLECTION NO. 626
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 057.078 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 731
ALFOLDI 057.078
COLLECTION NO. 627
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 057.0941 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXI•P•
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS:12h / WIDTH 21-24mm
RIC 731 VAR. (MINTMARK WITHOUT STAR IN FIELD UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 057.094
COLLECTION NO. 630
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 026.044 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.36g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026.044
COLLECTION NO. 154
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 101.0341 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.48g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 820
ALFOLDI 101.034
COLLECTION NO. 396
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.127 RR AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: F8 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIV
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 708 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 041.127
COLLECTION NO. 397
VERY RARE COIN
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG / CONCORDIA MILITVM RRR after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH CONCORDIA MILITVM REVERSE
COLLECTION NO. 707
NOTE: extremely rare reverse type for Serdica!
This is only the 2nd known specimen in the world! (information from P.Gysen + my own database)
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. E1 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG OFFICINA 1 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•A•
WEIGHT 4.49 / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-24mm
RIC 867 VAR. (E1 BUST AND KAA UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 901
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG OFFICINA 2 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.41g
RIC 867 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH INVIC INSTEAD OF INVICT AND KAB MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1011
VERY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND !!!
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 8482 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS INVICTVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA�Γ�
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 848
COLLECTION NO. 1084
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 884 VAR. E1 BUST VIR 2 OFFICINA 4 PERPETVO IMP C PROBO AVG RRR after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP C PROBO AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding shield and spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.82g / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 884 VAR. (KAΔ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1223

NOTE: SCARCER VARIETY OF THE VIRTVS PROBI AVG LEGEND WHERE THE ENEMY'S LEGS ARE STRETCHED (INSTEAD OF KNEALING, AS USUAL) AND THERE IS NO EXERGUAL LINE (VIR-2 IN PH. GYSEN'S CLASSIFICATION).

The only specimen of this type known to me
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 855 VAR. A2 BUST OFFICINA 24 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 7h
RIC: 855 VAR. (A2 BUST AND KAB MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 055
6th KNOWN SPECIMEN (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 841 IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/*/-//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 4.53g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 841
COLLECTION NO. 083
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 845 A2 BUST OFFICINA 21 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 4.50g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 24mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 399
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 163 RR1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F9 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Rζ
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 161 VAR. (MINTMARK Rζ UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 163 (3 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 6 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 564
NOTE: RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 241 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Rζ
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 190 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 241 (1 EX.)
S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 4 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 908
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 0091 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: LAETITIA FVND
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIB
WEIGHT 3.32g
RIC: 153 VAR. (A2 BUST UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 009 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1216
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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MPR 011 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIB IN EXERGUE AND A BUST) UNICUM new photo1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIB
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 673 VAR. (A BUST UNLISTED; RIC ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTES THIS COIN TO SISCIA)
GUILLEMAN MPR: UNLISTED
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): UNLISTED
Collection no. 1306

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

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Unpublished unicum !!!
Barnaba6Jul 11, 2019
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hj6.28.07.02_20 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) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT, in left field, (ΩN), Apollo (Bonus Eventus?), naked, standing facing, head right, patera in right hand, thunderbolt in left hand, reverse E to left.
27 mm, 10.58 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.2
Charles MJul 11, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius11 viewsVespasian AR Denarius 77-78
Obv: Laureate head left: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Rev: CERES stg l with corn ears poppy and sceptre; CERES AVGVST
Ric 970, BMC Page 425 add note to no. 300 left facing variant Colchester, RSC 54a (Colchester)
Purchased from Ebay July 2019
1 commentsorfewJul 11, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 529 VAR. AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS IIII
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/I//VIXXI
WEIGHT: 4.44g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC: 529 VAR. (IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS IIII UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1192

Ex S. Luethi collection

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (SEE SECOND LETTER "I" IN RIGHT FIELD)
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 531 var. AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 531 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1225
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 405 new photo AFTER CLEANING6 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR SECV[LI]
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24
RIC: 405
COLLECTION NO. 1285

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type!

The only specimen of this exact type known to me!
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 383 VAR. F8 BUST AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIFERO
BUST TYPE: F8 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.21g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23 mm
RIC 383 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1378

Ex M. Vosper collection

Scarce and desirable bust type!

ONLY 2nd SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACR TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING E-bay, aps89herv; 06.01.2017)
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 443 new photo after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate, bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT: 4.05g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 443
COLLECTION NO. 1109
Ex S. Luethi collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 315 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONSERVAT
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TTI(cinum)
WEIGHT: 3.54g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
RIC: 315
COLLECTION NO. 1149

scarce and desirable reverse struck during the very brief first emission at Ticinum. Variant with dressed Jupiter (the other being nude Jupiter)

Ex S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 313 CONCORDIA EXERCI new photo after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA EXERCI
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VITI
WEIGHT: 4.31g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 313
COLLECTION NO. 1150

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type struck only during the very brief first emission at Ticinum. The bust is still that of Florian and not yet Probus.

This is only the third specimen (for the Concordia Exerci variant) in my Probus database (the other two being in U. Neumann's collection and Rogiet hoard no. 641). I have additional 4 examples of the Concordia Exercit variant in my database.

Ex S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 501 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 501
COLLECTION NO. 1177
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "V")

Scarce and desirable obverse legend. This is the hardest reverse to find with INVICTI obverse legend among all the eqviti series coins with INVICTI in the obverse legend
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 363 RRR AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 4.09g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 363
COLLECTION NO. 715
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE COIN WITH THE LONG P F LEGEND
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 563 new photo after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 563
COLLECTION NO. 774
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 537 SOL IN TEMPLE RRR new photo2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//BXXI
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 537
COLLECTION NO. 841
NOTE: VERY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER REVERSE TYPE
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 376 E1 BUST AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 866
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius 86 CE First Issue14 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome, AD 86. First Issue
3.38g, 20mm, 5h
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right
Rev: IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, holding spear and shield.
RIC 425 (R) BMC 88, RSC 194
Roma Numismatics E-Sale 57. Thursday 30th May 2019 Lot 861
1 commentsorfewJul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 476 VAR. AEQVIT SERIES new photo after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 476 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS AVG LEGEND AND B BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 497
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "T"
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 401 VAR. after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR SAEC
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 401 VAR. (FULL REVERSE RESTITVTOR LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 505
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 472 AEQVIT SERIES RRR AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//QXXI
WEIGHT 4.81g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 21-24mm
RIC 472
COLLECTION NO. 506
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "V"
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 437 after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm (20mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 437
COLLECTION NO. 531
NOTE: SHIELD WITH ONLY ONE DOT IN THE CENTER
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 547 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//EXXI
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 547
COLLECTION NO. 581
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 552 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//BXXI
WEIGHT 3.92g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 552
COLLECTION NO. 398
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST new photo after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. F8 BUST RR after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.34g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 436
10TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 333 H2 BUST AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 21-23mm (21mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 333
COLLECTION NO. 486
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 480 after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE:IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E/-//PXXI
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC: 480
COLLECTION NO. 152
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("E")
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 493 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q/-//SXXI
WEIGHT 3.43g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 493
COLLECTION NO. 363
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("Q")
NOTE: DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 567 new photo after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Γ
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 567
COLLECTION NO. 387
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 541 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//ΔXXI
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 541
COLLECTION NO. 388
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 317 AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PERPETVITATE AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QTI
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 11h
RIC: 317
COLLECTION NO. 262

Ex Gianni collection; ex. S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6Jul 10, 2019
Bithynia,_Kios,_cc_350-300_BC,_AR_Hemidrachm,_Laureate_head_of_Apollo_right,_MI_#923;H-TO_#931;,_Prow_of_galley_left__BMC_6,_SNGCop_370,_Q-001,_11h,_12,5-13,5mm,_2,25g-s.jpg
Bithynia, Kios, (cc. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 370, ΔΙΑΣ, Prow of galley left, #116 viewsBithynia, Kios, (cc. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 370, ΔΙΑΣ, Prow of galley left, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
reverse: MIΛH-TOΣ, Prow of galley left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 11h,
mint: Bithynia, Kios, date: cc. 350-300 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 370, BMC 6, RecGen 3.14
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 10, 2019
BCC_J39_Archelaus.jpg
BCC J392 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω∆[OY]
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:EΘNAPXOY
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
15.5mm. 1.28gm. Axis:330
Broken, worn. Hendin III 505
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 10, 2019
Larissa1.jpg
Thessaly, Larissa (Circa 356-342 BC)5 viewsAR Drachm

18mm, 5.83g

Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace

Reverse: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down.

BCD Thessaly 1154-7; SNG Copenhagen 120.
Nathan PJul 10, 2019
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hj6.28.04.012 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT. K. M.] AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓO[VC], laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛ-E-VKOV. MAPKIANO →ΠOΛITΩN, Athena standing left holding owl in extended right hand, left hand resting on spear, shield on ground at left. E in right field.
28 mm 12.54 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.4.1
Charles MJul 10, 2019
1665.jpg
hj6.28.05.04_21 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. CEΛE-V-KOV. MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Demeter standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in right field
30 mm, 17.49 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.5.4 (different reverse legend break)
Charles MJul 10, 2019
365~0.jpg
MPR 027 AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.78g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 151
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 027 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 365
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
474.jpg
MPR 016 after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: AEQVITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-23mm
RIC: 150
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 16 (6 EX.)
Collection no. 474
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
495~0.jpg
MPR 459 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 4.35g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 459 (10 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 495
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 856 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH I8 BUST TYPE) new photo8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: I8 var. = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left, with parazonium placed on left shoulder and holding victoriola (victory on globe) in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: M[oneta]S[erdicensis]//KAB
WEIGHT 4.11 / AXIS: / DIAMETER: mm
RIC: UNLISTED (856 VAR.)
COLLECTION NO. 1358

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 6th specimen of this type known to me
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 882 A2 BUST OFFICINA 1 new photo after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 882
COLLECTION NO. 1215

7th specimen of this type known to me.
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
583.jpg
BASTIEN 420 after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -Ɔ//-
WEIGHT 2.73g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 128 VAR. (MINTMARK)
BASTIEN: 420 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 583
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
868.jpg
BASTIEN 393 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B/-
WEIGHT 4.42g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC: 124
BASTIEN: 393 (14 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 868
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
189~0.jpg
BASTIEN 209 (after cleaning)3 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 4.84g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 106
BASTIEN: 209 (14 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 189
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
192~0.jpg
BASTIEN 169 (after cleaning)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.00g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 21-24mm
RIC: 45
BASTIEN: 169 (24 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 192
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
405.jpg
BASTIEN 430 (after cleaning)2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -D//-
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 118
BASTIEN: 430 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 405
Barnaba6Jul 09, 2019
Boeotia,_Federal_Coinage,_AR-Hemidr_,_c378-338_BC_,_Boeotian_shield,_BO-I_#937;,_kantharos,_thunderbolt_above,_BMC-31,_Q-002,_11h,_12-13mm,_2,46g-s.jpg
Boeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #219 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #2
avers: Boeotian shield,
reverse: Kantharos, club above.
exergue: BO/IΩ//--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 2,46 g, axes: 11h,
mint: Boeotia, Federal Coinage, date: c.378-338 B.C., ref: BMC 31,
Q-002
quadransJul 09, 2019
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Roman Empire, Hostilian, Antoninianus29 viewsRoman Imperial,Hostilian (251)
Antoninianus,Rome.
Obv: IMP CAE C VAL HOS MES QVINTVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS AVGG. Securitas standing facing, with head right and legs crossed, extending hand over head and leaning upon column to right.
RIC 191a.
XLiJul 09, 2019
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Q. Pomponius Musa, Denarius 0 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa, Denarius

RRC: 410/1
66 bc
3,71 gr

AV: Diademed head of Apollo right, his hair falling in ringlets, large circlet on his forehead, presumably attached to the diadem; Q POMPONI behind, MVSA before.
RV: Hercules standing right wearing lionskin and playing lyre; HERCVLES before, MVSARVM behind.

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 404, 18.04.2018
Reported as: Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection.'
NorbertJul 09, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VICTORIAE BRIT0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 210 - 211AD
19.0mm 3.20gr 0h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT; Laureate head, right.
R: VICTORI-AE BRIT; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
Rome Mint
RIC IV-1 Rome 332; Sear 6382; BMC 51; Hill 1137; RSC 727.
Aorta: 870: B3, O82, R361, T225, M4.
Numismatik Zottl/Matthias Zottl e-Live Auction 2, Lot 337.
6/28/19 7/8/19
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
9380_9381.jpg
Septimius Severus, Denarius, BONA SPES0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 194 - 195AD
18.0mm 3.20gr 1h
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PER[T AVG COS II]; Laureate head, right.
R: BONA SPES; Spes, advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Emesa Mint
RIC IV-1 Emesa 364; BMC 340; Sear 6266; RSC 58.
Aorta: 340: B3, O20, R41, T198, M2.
Ex. Doug Smith Collection
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 149, Lot 4
6/22/19 7/8/19
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE27, ΝεΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ 0 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 201 -203AD
Magistrate: Aurelius Gallus
27.0mm 11.68gr 8h
O: AYK Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΥΠΑ ΑΥΡ ΓΑΛΛOΥ ΝεΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Tyche, standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left hand.
Exergue: ΠΡΟCI
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1310 var. (NEIKO)
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 21st Blue Auction, Lot 616.
6/22/19 7/8/19
Featured on Wildwinds, June, 2019.
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
9106_9107.jpg
Probus, Antoninianus, FIDES MILIT, XXIε0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
23.5 x 22.0mm 3.70gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: FIDES MI-LIT; Fides standing left, holding scepter in right hand, transverse standard in left hand.
Exergue: XXIε
Rome Mint; Emission 1.
RIC V-2 Rome 151, XXIε; Cohen 248; Sear 8350; cf. Pink, pg. 55.
Aorta: 1433: B72, O25, R50, T18, M4.
special7/ATX Stamp & Coin 143286103884
6/8/19 7/8/19
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICT1 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.5 x 17.5mm 1.91gr 1h
O: AY KA[I] CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICT; Laurel wreath, star in center.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2485
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 21st Blue Auction, Lot 613
6/22/19 7/8/19
Featured on Wildwinds, June, 2019.
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
9194_9195.jpg
Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC 0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
18.0 x 17.0mm 2.99gr 0h
O: AY K CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC; Lion advancing, right.
Exergue: [ICTPO]
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
VF
Moushmov 972; AMNG I 1404; Varbanov 2324.
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 21st Blue, Lot 620.
6/22/19 7/8/19
Featured on Wildwinds, June, 2019.
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
9190_9191.jpg
Provincial, Caesarea, Cappadocia, Drachm, MHTPO KAICAPI0 viewsAR Drachm
Roman Provincial: Caesarea-Eusebia, Cappadocia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207AD
19.5 x 18.5mm 2.28gr 0h
O: AY KAI Λ CεΠΤΙ CεΟΥΗΡΟC; Laureate bust right; beaded border.
R: MHTPO KAICAPI; Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by star; beaded border.
Exergue: εΤΙε (Regnal year = 15)
VF
Sydenham 400; BMC 228; Mionnet IV-; Mionnet Supp. II, -; Sydenham Sale -.
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 21st Blue, Lot 859.
6/22/19 7/8/19
Featured on Wildwinds, June, 2019.
Nicholas ZJul 09, 2019
1616.jpg
hj6.28.22.xx1 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAIC-A AVΓO, 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 (radiate) right. E in upper right field.
28 mm, 14.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.xx Obverse legend not in HJ
Charles MJul 09, 2019
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Sikyon, Sikyonia7 views330-280 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm (or Triobol)
2.67 gm, 16.3 mm
Obv.: Chimaera standing left, right forepaw raised; ΣI beneath
Rev.: Dove flying left; ΔI in field to right.
HGC 5, 213; SNGuk_0300_2338;
BMC 112 var. (initials); Sear 2767 var. (intials);
[SNG Copenhagen 61; BCD Peloponnesos 299]

NGC certified (94282063-009 Ch VF), but removed from holder.
4 commentsJaimelaiJul 09, 2019
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hj6.26.38.111 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.22 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.11
Charles MJul 09, 2019
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hj6.26.36.xx_30 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIAN(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛI →T(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
25 mm, 10.69 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.xx Not in HJ
Charles MJul 09, 2019
1663.jpg
hj6.26.36.xx_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 10.05 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.xx No final "N" in reverse legend.
Charles MJul 09, 2019
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THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. AR Drachm2 viewsTHRACE, Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.77 g). Bull standing left on dolphin left; monogram to lower left / Quadripartite incuse square with stippled quarters. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion, Period II.2, Obv. Group VII; SNG BM Black Sea 8–11 var. (obv. control mark).Mark R1Jul 09, 2019
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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. 3 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.23 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 169 (144/3 BC). Radiate and diademed head right / Apollo, testing arrow and resting hand on bow, seated left on omphalos; Φ between Apollo’s feet, [Θ]ΞP (date) and ΣT[A] in exergue. SC 2002.1a; HGC 9, 1036a; DCA 182. Beautifully toned and lustrous.1 commentsMark R1Jul 09, 2019
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC.6 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 6.48 g, 9h). Warrior on horseback right, holding shield and spear; DI above; APO[LL/WNIOS] in two lines below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, head facing with flowing chlamys around left arm, holding trident in right hand; crowning Nike to left; waves below. Vlasto 894-898; HN Italy 1038. Lustrous2 commentsMark R1Jul 09, 2019
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm4 viewsKINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26 mm, 12.62 g, 8h). Lustrous EF. Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear. Paeonian Hoard 434. Superb EF with unusually well struck up types. Irregular flan (not clipped or cut1 commentsMark R1Jul 09, 2019
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hj6.26.10.020 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI. ANTΩN[INOC], laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
27 mm, 11.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.2
Charles MJul 08, 2019
1631.jpg
hj6.26.20.01_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
26 mm, 11.07 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.1
Charles MJul 08, 2019
1655c.jpg
hj6.26.38.xx0 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
28 mm, 10.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.xx (Not in HJ)
Charles MJul 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, Herennius Etruscus 249-250AD29 viewsHerennius Etruscus 249-250AD
Silver Antoninianus
Clasped Hands reverse
Click for larger image,you could see the fingernail~
20mm, 3.87g
Ex silbury 2019
1 commentsXLiJul 08, 2019
1657c.jpg
hj6.26.36.23_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
27 mm, 9.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.23 (sl different ligate letters in reverse legend)
Charles MJul 08, 2019
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Titus RIC-22048 viewsÆ As, 9.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 220 (R). BMC p. 266 note.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: AETERNIT AVGVST; S C in field; Aeternitas stg. r., l. foot on globe, with sceptre and cornucopiae
Acquired from eBay, June 2019.

Aeternitas, the personification of eternity, as a coin type was first introduced during the reign of Vespasian and would be periodically struck until the 4th century. This As featuring Aeternitas was struck during Titus' second and largest bronze issue in 80-81. Mattingly in BMCRE II speculates the type here refers to the consecration of Vespasian - 'Aeternitas holds sceptre and cornucopiae, the attributes of majesty and prosperity, while the globe under her foot shows that the application is world-wide. Stress is laid more on the great future than on the great past of the Flavian line.' A most fitting interpretation for a coin that declares 'The eternity of the Augustus'.

Honest wear with greenish-brown patina.
3 commentsDavid AthertonJul 08, 2019
1653c.jpg
hj6.26.35.050 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre, wheel at her feet.
28 mm, 10.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.5
Charles MJul 08, 2019
Antiochus_I_Soter~0.jpg
Seleucid - Antiochus I Soter (280-261BCE)2 viewsMetal/Size: AE17; Weight: 4.40 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus right. Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (King Antiochus) - Apollo seated left on omphalos holding arrow and leaning on bow; monogram to left. Reference: Hoover #169; Sear #6878; SC #415 or #416.museumguyJul 07, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa11 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, round curl to the l. of the head1; earring on the r. (?), wearing wire necklace (?). Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (parallel with the lower part of the hind legs), preparing to roll, ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 346 BC2; Weight: 6.05g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 130º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; SNG COP 121.

Notes:
1On p. 10 of Lorber Hoard Catharine Lorber observes that on later Phase L-III head types the round curl to the left of the head “...tends to evolve into a long wavy lock scarcely different from the others above and below it.” Therefore, perhaps this coin falls earlier in Phase L-III.
2This is the date range given in Lorber Hoard, p. 11. She states that the Third Sacred War must have been the historical context for the intensive Phase L-III drachm production.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: ex. Pegasi Auction, A22, lot 117

Photo credits: Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

Sources

HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.
4 commentsTracy AielloJul 07, 2019
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Senate, River God Hermos3 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 24
Pseudo-autonomous. AD 238-244.
Obv.: ΙƐΡΑ ϹΥΝΚΛΗΤΟϹ; veiled bust of the Senate right
Rev.: KΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ ƐΡΜΟϹ; river god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting on water-urn
AE, 24 mm, 5.92g
Ref.: SNG von Aulock #7700
shanxiJul 07, 2019
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0736 THRACE, Bizya, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Tyche standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 736; Jurukova 165

Obv. ΔΙΟΝΥСω ΚΤΙСΤΗ
Dionysos seated right on throne, holding grape bunch and a single grape; vine to left

Rev. ΒΙΖΥΗΝΩΝ.
River-god and Tyche; to left, river-god reclining right, resting right arm on water-urn, holding reed in left hand; to right, Tyche standing facing, head left, wearing long garment and kalathos, holding cantharus in right hand and two ears of corn in left hand.

6.59 gr
22 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJul 07, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Titius, AE As - Crawford 341/4d3 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Titius, 90 BCE.
AE As (14.45g; 27mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Janus.

Reverse: Prow facing right; Q.TITI above; * (control) to right.

References: Crawford 341/4d; Sydenham 694b (R4); Banti 8 (R7); Titia 4.

Provenance: Ex Naville 50 (23 Jun 2019) Lot 386.

This coin has a few problems, but it is exceptional in several other respects that help overcome those problems. First, it is extremely fine, showing practically no actual wear with only a few areas of flatness due to strike and flan production flaws. Republican struck bronzes in EF are extremely rare. Second, it has an exceptional patina. Third, it bears a star control mark before the prow, making it one of the rarer varieties of Titius asses – Rarity 4 in Sydenham and Rarity 7 in Banti.
CarausiusJul 07, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, AR Denarius - Crawford 488/211 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius. 43 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.19g; 19mm).
Military mint in Cisalpine Gaul.

Obverse: M.A[NTON IMP RPC]; Antony's bare, bearded head facing right; lituus behind.

Reverse: CAESAR DIC; Laureate head of Julius Caesar facing right; jug behind.

References: Crawford 488/2; HCRI 123; Sydenham 1166; BMCRR (Gaul) 55; Antonia 5-6.

Provenance: Ex Roma E-Live Auction 1 (25-6 Jul 2018) Lot 531; Bernard Poindessault Collection [Oger-Blanchet (17 Nov 2017) Lot 148]; Edouard Schott Collection [E. Bourgey (21 Mar 1972) Lot 337].

This is one of Antony’s earliest issues following the creation of the Second Triumvirate with Octavian and Lepidus. The titulature "RPC" (tip of "C" just barely visible beneath Antony’s portrait on this specimen) reflects the new status. Antony is depicted with a slight beard of mourning, as is Octavian on his coins until the defeat of the Tyrannicides at Philippi the following year. Both Antony and Caesar have symbols of the augurate behind their portraits, as both were members of the college of augurs, and this served to highlight their common bond. The somewhat comical portrait style is reflective of the military mint, with limited die engraver talent.
1 commentsCarausiusJul 07, 2019
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Domitian RIC-11039 viewsÆ As, 10.56g
Rome mint, 82 AD
RIC 110 (C3). BMC 281.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P; S C in field; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield
Acquired from Holding History, eBay, June 2019.

Early in Domitian's reign Minerva figured prominently on the aes coinage. This As from early 82 featuring his patron deity with spear and shield would later be adopted by the denarius issues after the overhaul of the mint later in the year. It would become one of the standard four Minerva types for that denomination.

Fetching olive green patina.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJul 07, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion V Denarius10 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 19mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG V; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/18; HCRI 354; Sydenham 1221; BMCRR (East) 196; Banti 75 (this coin); Antonia 110.

Provenance: Ex Kress 109 (24-25 Oct 1958), Lot 749.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Thirty-seven examples of the LEG V variety appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii, making it one of the most common varieties of the series. However, an example with a verifiable old provenance, such as this coin, is quite rare.
2 commentsCarausiusJul 07, 2019
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Vespasian / Shield Within Wreath RIC 139323 viewsVespasian; 69-79 AD, Ephesus, c. 69-70 AD, Denarius, 2.80g.
O: IMP CAES - VESPAS AVG Head laureate r.; on neck rectangular countermark IMP VES with IMP and VE ligate (Howgego-839).
R: AVG on round shield within oak wreath; rectangular countermark IMP VES with IMP and VE ligate.

Extremely rare, apparently the second recorded specimen, the first having appeared in Schenk-Behrens 76, 26 Nov. 1998, lot 186, as reported but not illustrated by RIC-1393.

The attribution of this reverse type to Ephesus, suggested by the use on later marked coins of that mint of a simplified version of the same type, AVG within oak wreath but without the shield, is confirmed by the countermark of Vespasian on this specimen, since the few Flavian denarii known to have been marked with that countermark are all coins of the Ephesus mint.
5 commentsNemonaterJul 07, 2019
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1362 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Cybele seated2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1362; Metcalf 33

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Cybele seated l. holding patera in r. and resting l. arm on tympanum; at feet, lion looking l., r. forepaw raised.

10.46 gr
27 mm
6h
okidokiJul 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, XXIVI2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 278AD
22.0 x 20.0mm 2.97gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS P-F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, carrying shield and spear over right shoulder.
R: VIRTVS P-ROBI AVG; Mars advancing right, holding long spear and trophy.
Exergue: XXIVI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 810, XXIVI; Sear 12071; Alfoldi 96, #216.
Aorta: B65, 038, R195, T41, M6.
fvrivs.rvfvs/Jeremy Mancevice 273832257126
6/19/19 7/6/19
1 commentsNicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, XXIV1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
25.0 x 23.0mm 3.86gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, mantled bust right, holding eagle-tipped scepter.
R: SOLI INVICTO; Sol driving quadriga left, whip in raised right hand.
Exergue: XXIV
Siscia Mint
Not in RIC
Sear 12042; Alfoldi 76, #157.
Aorta: B55, O38, R155, T135, M6.
fvrivs.rvfvs/Jeremy Mancevice 352641478257
6/19/19 7/6/19
1 commentsNicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE15, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡΟΝ0 viewsAE15
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
15.0mm 2.80gr 8h
O: AΥ ΚΑΙ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC [ΙCΤΡΟΝ]; Vase with two handles.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2495; Tachella 58 in RN 1903; Obverse legend variety of Brunsmid 52 in AMNG Additions (NZ 35).
tiberius/Barry & Darling/Kevin Barry 323830388921
6/16/19 7/6/19
Featured on Wildwinds, June, 2019.
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Sardes, Lydia, AE16, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ1 viewsAE16
Greek Provincial
Sardes, Lydia
Civic Issue
133 - 131BC
16.0mm 4.00gr 7h
O: NO LEGEND; Apollo head right, beaded border.
R: ΣΑΡΔΙ, above club; ΑΝΩΝ, below club.
Sardes, Lydia Mint
Monogram: ΛΛΔ
SNG Cop 470; BMC 10
shtil42-4/Stiliyana Atanasova 303183306833
6/16/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, RESTITVTORI VRBIS0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 200 - 201AD
17.0mm 2.57gr 7h
O: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: RESTITVTORI VRBIS; Severus, in military dress, standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod altar and holding spear.
Rome Mint
VF
RIC IV-1 Rome 168a; RSC 612; BMC 203.
Aorta: 734: B3, O78, R281, T184, M4.
Roma Numismatics E-Sale 57; Lot 957.
6/18/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Constantine I, Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, (Dot)/STMSΓ1 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 326 - 328AD
19.5 x 18.0mm 2.60gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; Campmate with two turrets, star above, six layers of brick, doors closed.
Exergue: (Dot), right field; SMTSΓ, below line.
Thessalonica Mint
Rarity: C3
RIC VII Thessalonica 153, Γ; Sear 16254.
Aorta: 1538: B59, O4, R148, T12, M17.
rfbookman/Ron Sloan 183840823390
6/18/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, MARTI PACIFERO0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197 - 198AD
16.0mm 3.18gr 0h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X; Laureate head, right.
R: MARTI PACIFERO; Mars standing left, stepping on helmet, holding branch and spear.
Rome Mint
RIC IV-1 Rome 113; Sear 6311; RSC 315.
Aorta: 679: B3, O59, R194, T113, M4.
Savoca Auctions London/Philipp Eckhert 3rd Blue Auction, Lot 1098
6/9/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, FIDES MILIT, VIXXT1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 278AD
23.0 x 21.5mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: FIDE-S M-ILIT; Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand.
Exergue: VIXXT, below line.
Ticinum Mint
Emission 4
RIC V-2 Ticinum 365.
Aorta: 1664: B72, O63, R50, T20, M7.
ancient-treasures/Plamen Arsoff 202690585278
6/10/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Provincial, Phocaea, Ionia, AE30, εΠΙ CΤΡ ΜΑΥΡ εΥΤΧΟΥ1 viewsAE30
Roman Provincial: Phocaea, Ionia
Julia Domna
Born: ca. 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Magistrate: M. Aur. Eutuchos
Issued:
O: IOΥ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒACTH; Draped bust, right.
R: εΠΙ CΤΡ ΜΑΥΡ εΥΤΧΟΥ
Exergue: ΦΩΚΑΙ, below line.
Phocaea, Ionia Mint
With original tag.
SNG Lewis 1437; SNG von Aulock 2145 var. (CTR M?); BMC 146 var. (ΦΩΚΑE [sic] and two lions at feet).
About VF
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 20th Blue Auction, Lot 943
5/18/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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Provincial, Elaia, Aiolis, AE17, εΛΑΙΤΩΝ1 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Elaia, Aiolis
Julia Domna
Born: ca. 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued:
17.0mm 2.68gr 6h
O: IOΥ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒ; Draped bust, right.
R: εΛΑ-ΙΤΩΝ; Asklepios, standing right, holding serpent-entwined staff.
Elaia, Aiolis Mint
Fine
With original tag: "ex. Numismatica XIX, Lot Nr. 572 Hollschek Slg., m2a 45,- Schu 11105."
Lindgren 331; SNG von Aulock 1617; Mionnet 215; BMC -.
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 20th Blue Auction, Lot 878.
5/18/19 7/6/19
Nicholas ZJul 06, 2019
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P. Furius Crassipes, Denarius0 viewsP. Furius Crassipes, Denarius

RRC: 356/1a
84 bc
4,58 gr


AV: Head of Cybele right wearing turreted crown, AED CVR and deformed foot behind
RV: Curule chair inscribed P FOVRIVS; in exergue, CRASSIPE[S]

Ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 383, 18.04.2018
Reported as: 'Ex Berk 180, 16 August 2012, lot 457 ("Ex Kay Coin Company, 1960s"). '
NorbertJul 06, 2019
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L. Censorinus, Denarius 0 viewsL. Censorinus, Denarius

RRC: 360/1b
82 bc
3,45 gr

AV: Diademed, veiled bust of Venus right, L CENSORIN behind
RV: Venus in biga right, holding goad and reins; C LIMETA (TA ligate) below horses, P CREPV[SI] in exergue; control number LXXII (?) above.

Ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 384, 18.04.2018
Reported as 'Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Acquired in October 1998.'
NorbertJul 06, 2019
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Hugh IV 1324-1359 AR gros3 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Hugh IV 1324-1359 AR gros
4.57 gr
HVGVE - REI DE , enthroned king holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter in right over shoulder .
+IERVSAL'M E D' CHIPR cross of Jerusalem .
Metc. 752, Schlumb. VI, 24 var., CCS 67.
Plugged.
Ex G. Toderi, Florence, Listino 1, March 1972, Nr. 406.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 353
Vladislav DJul 06, 2019
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise .5 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 0.63 g
Obverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.
Reverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon

CCS 35 .
Ex Byzantium Coins, Wolfgang Leimenstoll, Gundelfingen, April 2011.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 67
Vladislav DJul 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, XXIV1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
21.5mm 3.30gr 6h
O: IMP PROBVS PF AVG; Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder in right hand and shield with dots in design in left hand.
R: SALVS AVG; Salus, standing right, feeding snake in right hand from patera in left.
Exergue: XXIV, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 748, XXIV; Alfoldi 65 #48 var. (V not listed in XXI variants).
Aorta: B15, O79, R141, T19, M6.
master-numismatics/Marisa Andresevic 153393291318
3/3/19 7/5/19
1 commentsNicholas ZJul 05, 2019
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Provincial, Anchialus, Thrace, AE17, ΑΓΧΙΑΛεΩΝ1 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
17.0mm 4.09gr 7h
O: AYT [K CεΠ CεΥΗΡΟC]; Laureate head, right.
R: [ΑΓΧΙΑ]-ΛεΩΝ; Homonoia, standing left, holding patera in right hand, sacrificing over altar, holding cornucopia in left hand.
Anchialus, Thrace Mint
Varbanov 171
martichworldcoins7/Martina Boneva 223500602395
5/8/19 7/5/19
Nicholas ZJul 05, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, V, XXI1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
21.5 x 20.5mm 3.30gr 0h
O: IMP PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand, shield in left.
R: SALVS AVG; Salus standing right, feeding snake in right hand from patera in left.
Exergue: V, right field; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 748, V; Alfoldi 65, #42.
Aorta: B63, O79, R141, T119, M6.
Casey Williams 133047431445
5/17/19 7/5/19
Nicholas ZJul 05, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, AFRICA0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202 - 210AD
19.6mm 1.90gr 6h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: AFRICA; Africa, reclining left, wearing elephant skin headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of corn ears at feet.
Rome Mint
RIC IV-1 Rome 254; Cohen 31.
Aorta: 749: B3, O81, R16, T2, M4.
Naville Numismatics/Mattia Torre Auction 49, Lot 496.
5/12/19 7/5/19
Nicholas ZJul 05, 2019
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Provincial, Tomis, Thrace, AE25, MHTP ΠΟΝ ΤΟΜεΩC1 viewsAE25
Roman Provincial: Tomis, Thrace
Julia Domna
Born: ca. 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued:
25.0mm 10.88gr 1h
O: IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ Cε; Draped bust, left.
R: MHTP ΠΟΝ ΤΟΜεΩC; Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm in raised right hand.
Exergue: (Retrograde Γ), left field.
Tomis, Thrace Mint
Varbanov 4857; AMNG I 2811; Moushmov 1906 var. (rev. leg).
With sales tag: "BMC-; Behrendt 2812."
Fine
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 20th Blue Auction, Lot 766
5/18/19 7/5/19
Nicholas ZJul 05, 2019
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S.1326 Matilda4 viewsPenny of Matilda, queen of England (disputed) 1139-1148
Mint: Cardiff
Moneyer: Bricmer
S.1326
N.936
O: [MATI]LLIS IMP
R: [+BRIC]MER:CAIE[RDI]

This coin, cracked and somewhat crudely repaired by the Cardiff Museum, is from the famous Coed-y-Wenallt hoard found in 1980. This hoard tripled the number of coins of Matilda known up to that time. THe best of the hoard went to museums. Some of the coins were sold by Spink in 1982, many ended up in institutional collections. A good number of them were cracked and repaired by the museum.

Matilda was ultimately unsuccessful in her invasion and war against Stephen, but her son would become king Henry II and one of the most successful English monarchs.

Ex- DNW 3 Jul 2019 (lot 431), M Lessen, P Withers, Seaby Coins, Spink Auction 20 (lot 26), Coed-y-Wenallt hoard
NapJul 05, 2019
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S.2155 Edward V6 viewsGroat of Edward V, king of England 1483
Mint: London
Mintmark: boar's head 1 over sun and rose 1/sun and rose 1
S.2155

This issue was probably struck under Richard III but before Edward's death in the tower. The coin's obverse depicts the boar's head mint-mark, which replaced the halved sun-and-rose, which was in use probably from the end of Edward IV's reign until Richard. The sun and rose groats in the name of Edward cannot conclusively be attributed to either Edward IV or Edward V. On the other hand, coins with the boar's head are presumably from Richard's time, since the boar's head was Richard's symbol.

This leads to a confusing coinage of 1483, where major events occurred during a period of 3 months. Edward IV died on April 9. His eldest son Edward was styled Edward V, though never had a coronation. The 12 year-old Edward unfortunately became a political pawn, and his uncle Richard, unsatisfied with his role as Lord Protector, managed to have Edward and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury declared illegitamate and marginalized. Uncle Richard became King Richard III on June 26. Edward and his brother were prisoners in the tower, and it is likely that they were murdered that year, though nobody really knows when they died. Bones purporting to be the two princes were found in the 17th century, but have never been analyzed by modern DNA testing.

So we are left with a coin in the name of Edward, but depicting Richard III's badge. The Edward could be Edward IV, and there are plenty of situations of coinage continuing in the name of the recently deceased king (coins of Richard I in the name of Henry II, coins of Edward I in the name of Henry III, and Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII). It could also be Edward V, since Richard was trying, at least initially, to appear to be ruling in Edward V's name as Lord Protector. It can possibly be considered that ths coin was struck by Richard in Edward V's name before the demise of the young king, perhaps during Richard's protectorate. Or it could be a posthumous issue as it seems to be contemporaneous with other coins in the name of Richard himself.

My take is that the Edward written on the coin is most likely to be Edward V, making this one of the very few coins that come from that reign.

Ex- DNW 3 Jul 2019 (lot 802), M Lessen, Spink, SNC Jan/Feb 1926 (lot 49003)
1 commentsNapJul 05, 2019
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S.1678 Richard II5 viewsGroat of Richard II (1377-1399)
Mint: London
S.1678
N.1320a
Type I

This coin belongs to the first phase of Richard II groats, sharing style and obverse inscription with the late coins of his grandfather Edward III.

Ex- DNW 3 Jul 2019 (lot 624), M Lessen, Spink, Stacks 29 Apr 1987 (lot 1741), JL Dresser, R Carlyon-Britton, Glendining 20 Apr 1944 (lot 1375), Lord Grantley, Sotheby 19 Jul 1917 (lot 188 [part]), B Roth
NapJul 05, 2019
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Seleucid - Demetrios I Soter (162-150 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE21; Weight: 7.68 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Tyre; Date: 154-153 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head right with bead surround. Reverse: BASILEOS DHMHTRIOY/TYRION (King Demetrios/Belonging to Tyre) - stern of Phoenician galley left - Seleucid era date LONP (154-153 BCE). References: Sear #6995.museumguyJul 05, 2019
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Seleucid - Seleucus II Callinicus (246-225 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE18; Weight: 6.33 grams; Denomination: Denomination B; Mint: ΔEΛ Mint; Date: 246-225 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding a wreath and resting a hand on an anchor which may or may not be on a shield - "BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ". References: SC #715.1; HGC, Vol. 9, #324-325.museumguyJul 05, 2019
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EB0423 Hadrian / Fides1 viewsHadrian, Dupondius, 125-128 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, radiate bust right.
Rev: COS III S-C, Fides standing right holding wheat ears & platter of fruits.
References: RIC 656, BMC 1322.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 10.654 grams.
EBJul 05, 2019
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Artemis, Ionia, Ephesus2 viewsEphesos (Circa 50-27 BC)
Jason, magistrate
Obv.: Ε - Φ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder and holding bow; hound at her feet.
AE, 10.88 g, 25 mm.

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJul 05, 2019
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos AE257 viewsEphesos (Circa 50-27 BC)
Jason, magistrate
Obv.: Ε - Φ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder and holding bow; hound at her feet
Rev.: ΙΑΣΩΝ, Cock standing right with palm over wing within laurel wreath.
AE, 10.88 g, 25 mm.
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 344
shanxiJul 05, 2019
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Thessalonica 153 1 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows blocks.
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSE in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
maridvnvmJul 05, 2019
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RRC 198/1 Anonymous Denarius2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 157-156 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear, star above each head; ROMA in three lined frame.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.07g.
Reference: Crawford 198/1
Provenance: Naville Numismatics Live Auction 50. June 23, 2019

Perhaps the latest of the early anonymous issues with Roma and the dioscuri. The earliest hoard recorded containing this issue was the Masera hoard, RRCH 162.

The rider’s cape is similar to the “streaming” style, except the upper corner of the cape extends further to the left than the lower corner. This is a key distinguishing feature of this variety.

This issue is almost always seen with a two line frame around the ROMA legend. This is one of a few dies with a three line frame.

Well centered and VF
Steve B5Jul 04, 2019
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C. Servilius M.f., Denarius 4 viewsC. Servilius M.f., Denarius

RRC: 239/1
136 bc
3,94 gr

AV: Helmeted head of Roma right, wreath behind, mark of value and ROMA below
RV: The Dioscuri galloping in opposite directions, looking back at each other; C SERVEILI M F in exergue

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 353, 18.04.2018
reported as Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Berk 164, 21 May 2009, lot 263.
1 commentsNorbertJul 04, 2019
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German Notgeld: Private Issue B. H. Mayer5 viewsCity: Pforzheim
State: Baden
Denomination: 5 Pfennig
Obverse: GUT FÜR 5 PFENNIG, within olive branch.
Reverse: KRIEGS NOTGELD, BHM monogram PHORZHEIM in left field; B.H. MAYER HOF-KUNST PR'A'CE - ANSTALT in right field; two men working a screw driven coin press, two crests above olive branches in exergue.
Date: No Date (c. WWI)
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJul 04, 2019
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German Notgeld: Private Issue B. H. Mayer5 viewsCity: Pforzheim
State: Baden
Denomination: 2 Pfennig
Obverse: GUT FÜR 2 PFENNIG, within olive branch.
Reverse: KRIEGS NOTGELD, BHM monogram PHORZHEIM in left field; B.H. MAYER HOF-KUNST PR'A'CE - ANSTALT in right field; two men working a screw driven coin press, two crests above olive branches in exergue.
Date: No Date (c. WWI)
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJul 04, 2019
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BCC J387 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HP[ω∆OY]
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:EΘNAPXOY
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
18mm. 2.71gm. Axis:180
Hendin III 505
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
1 commentsv-dromeJul 03, 2019
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise7 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise
0.69 g.
Building surmounted by a cross.
Arrow between pellets.
Metc. -, Schlumb. V, 6, MPS p. 156, 6.

Bought from V. C. Vecchi & Sons, London, in Oct. 1977.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 34
Vladislav DJul 03, 2019
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise7 viewsCrusaders . Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise
0.55 g.
Arrow between pellets.
Six- pointed star with pellets at the ends of the rays.
Metc. p. 90, 5, Schlumb. V, 5, MPS p. 157, 7.
Ex Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, Auction XI, New York, Dec, 8, 1977, lot 485.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 33
Vladislav DJul 03, 2019
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BCC J374 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω∆OY
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:[EΘNAPXOY]
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
17.5mm. 2.40gm. Axis:150
Hendin III 505
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 03, 2019
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3803 SELEUCIS Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Tyche13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3803.5; Prieur 1107; Adra 1555-7

Issue Year 168

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΙΟΥΛΙΕⲰΝ ΤⲰΝ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕⲰΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Tyche, r.; in field, r., ΗΞΡ

13.55 gr
25.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased privately from Joselito Eechtout, May 2013.
3 commentsokidokiJul 03, 2019
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Macedonia, Terone, Tetrobol, 424-422 BC7 viewsMacedonia, Terone, Tetrobol, 424-422 BC, , Silver, HGC:3.1-696
Oinochoe
Quadripartite incuse square
T - E
CARACTERISTICS
COIN CONDITION COMMENTS high relief
PATINA dark patina
PATINA ancient patina
FLAN well-centered flan
COMPOSITION Silver
DIAMETER 15
DENOMINATION Tetrobol
YEAR 424-422 BC
GREECE PROVINCE Macedonia
HGC 3.1-696
GREEK COIN THEME Terone
1 commentsMark R1Jul 03, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 19.5 mm 8.53g 1h Pegasi 13216 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left,stylis behind.
ex Dr Erik Miller collection.purchased from C.J Martin 18 June 1974,Sotheby 15 May 1974 lot 31
2 commentsGrant HJul 03, 2019
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Victoriatus 'VB' 1 viewsRRC: 95/1a
211-208 bc
2,62 gr

AV: Laureate head of Jupiter right
RV: Victory standing right, crowning trophy, VB monogram between, ROMA in exergue

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 336, 18.04.2018
NorbertJul 03, 2019
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RIC 0674 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19668 mm 3.344 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D. (6th issue)
RIC 674 (R), RSC 254c - BMCRE 157 - BNF unlisted
Purchased from Münzhandlung Ritter
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 03, 2019
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RIC 0677 Domitianus19 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev : IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius (19.11 mm 3.39 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.(6th issue)
RIC 677 (R), RSC - BMCRE - BNF unlisted
Purchased on eBay from Manuel Guerrero in 2013
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 03, 2019
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #3388 views20mm, 7.93 g, 2h
Youth on horse galloping right; tiny Λ below / Phalanthos, holding torch, riding dolphin left.

Fischer-Bossert Group 26, 361.2 (V164/R283) = Vlasto 338 (this coin); HN Italy 850. Old collection tone, small edge test cut, a few marks on edge, struck from worn dies. VF.

Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection.
1 commentsLeoJul 03, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 400-390 BC. AR Nomos9 views20mm, 7.93 g, 2h
Youth on horse galloping right; tiny Λ below / Phalanthos, holding torch, riding dolphin left.

Fischer-Bossert Group 26, 361.2 (V164/R283) = Vlasto 338 (this coin); HN Italy 850. Old collection tone, small edge test cut, a few marks on edge, struck from worn dies. VF.

Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection.
1 commentsLeoJul 03, 2019
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ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patra c. 86 B.C.2 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 B.C. AR Triobol – Hemidrachm (14.2mm, 2.30 g,). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Achaian League monogram; above, AP monogram; ΞE and ΠA flanking; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. Benner 47; BCD Peloponnesos 508.6; HGC 5, 55.ddwauJul 03, 2019
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Mysia, Parion, Hemidrachm, Variety, , Silver, SNG France:--8 viewsCoin, Mysia, Parion, 4th century BC, Hemidrachm, , Silver, SNG France:--
Bull standing left, head reverted; pellet between hind legs
Facing gorgoneion
rare variety with pellet between hind legs
CARACTERISTICS
COIN RARITY rare variety
COMPOSITION Silver
GREECE PROVINCE Mysia
DIAMETER 12.5
DENOMINATION Hemidrachm
GREEK COIN THEME Parion
1 commentsMark R1Jul 02, 2019
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Cistophorus, Pergamon, , Silver, SNG von Aulock:7472 92-88 BC7 viewsBasket (cista mystica) from which snake coils, around, ivy wreath with fruits
Two snakes coiled around a bow case, between the snake heads, ΑΠ ΠΡΥ as monogram in wreath, to left, monogram of ΠΕΡΓ, to right, thyrsos entwined by a serpent
CHARACTERISTICS
COMPOSITION Silver
MINT NAME Pergamon
DENOMINATION Cistophorus
YEAR 92-88 BC
SNG VON AULOCK 7472
Mark R1Jul 02, 2019
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Acarnania, Leucas, Stater, Leukas, EF(40-45), Silver, Pozzi:1317v12 viewsCOIN CONDITION EF(40-45)
MAIN CATEGORY Coins
COMPOSITION Silver
WEIGHT (GRAMS) 7.90
DENOMINATION Stater
GREECE PROVINCE Akarnania
GREEK COIN THEME Leucas
POZZI 1317v
MINT NAME Leukas
2 commentsMark R1Jul 02, 2019
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BCC LS306 viewsLead Seal
Caesarea Maritima
Late 6th - Early 7th Century CE
Obv: Facing portrait, nimbate,
Mother and Child. Cross to left.
Rev: Block monogram with Greek letters:
A, C, K, Ι, O, Υ,
ISAAKIOS (Isaac, a Hebrew name)
16 x 14.5mm. 5.39gm. Axis:0
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJul 02, 2019
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Ramo Secco 3 viewsAnonymous, Ramo Secco

RRC -
400-300 b.c.
619 gr

Heavy Metal. For all I can tell this might be any pice of old scrap - sold as part of a 'Ramo Secco' bar (Thurlow/Vecchi AS 1)by
HD Rauch, Auct 106, no 133
NorbertJul 02, 2019
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07.03.0112 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(L.laur.trabeate)
Rev COMITI AVGGNN
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 159 (cor) CT 7.03.011 (R)
NoviomagusJul 02, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 290-281 BC. Stater10 viewsSilver, 21 mm, 7.95 g, 3 h
ΣA Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding whip.
Rev. TAPAΣ / ⊢H Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos; behind, caduceus.
Fischer-Bossert 803-805 (V402/R816). HN III 947. Vlasto 665 (same obverse die).
A particularly elegant coin. Reverse struck slightly off-center. Extremely fine.
2 commentsLeoJul 02, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol6 viewsSilver, 11.5 mm, 1.13 g, 3 h
Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing.
Rev. Herakles kneeling to left with his head and body turned to right, holding his club in his right hand and the Nemean lion with his left; in the exergue, E. Cf.
HN III 976 & Vlasto 1364.
A toned example with an interesting depiction of Herakles's struggle with the lion. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
LeoJul 02, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. Drachm9 viewsSilver, 16 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h
TAPAS (retrograde) Forepart of hippocamp to right; below, scallop shell.
Rev. Diademed head of Satyra to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back; behind neck A.
HN III 839. Vlasto 155.
Very rare early variety; toned. Very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica M, 20 March 2002, 2033.
LeoJul 02, 2019
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RIC 0144 Titus13 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, Laureate head leftt
Rev: FELICIT PVBLIC / S C (in field), Felicitas standing left holding sceptre and cornucopia
AE/Sestertius (32.31 mm 22.58 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 2)
RIC 144 (C2), BMCRE 158-9, BNF 154
Purchased on eBay from Münzhandlung Ritter
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 02, 2019
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC)4 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 16.92 gm, 3h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, under Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, dated Regnal Year 35 of Azemilkos (315/4 BC). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; ?O (Phoenician for Azemilkos) to right of ||||| - // (date) in left field. Price 3291 (Ake).

For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake (Price) to Tyre, see A. Lemaire, "Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d'Akko dans la deuxième moitié du IV siècle avant J.-C.," RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.
Mark R1Jul 02, 2019
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Nero, 54 - 68 AD15 viewsObv: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TRP IMP PP, radiate head of Nero facing right.

Rev: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, cloak draped around waist, sacrificing from patera in right hand over a flaming altar on left, holding a cornucopia in left hand, S - C flanking across field, I (mark of value) in exergue.

Orichalcum As, Rome mint, 64 AD

7.657 grams, 25.2 mm, 150°

RIC I 215, S1977 (var.)

Ex: FORVM
1 commentsMatt InglimaJul 02, 2019
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Thessaly, Pharsalos, (cc. 480-440 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 217, ΦAP, Horse's head right, #126 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos, (cc. 480-440 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 217, ΦAP, Horse's head right, #1
avers: No legend, Head of Athena right in close-fitting crested helmet ornamented with serpents.
reverse: ΦAP, Horse's head right, within incuse.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,67g, axes: 2h,
mint: Thessaly, Pharsalos, date: cc. 480-440 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 217, BMC 1,
Q-001
quadransJul 01, 2019
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Trajan Quadrans She-wolf2 viewsImitating Trajan RIC 691
Quadrans
Obv: Laur. r.
Rev: She-wolf walking r.

2.41g, 15mm
klausklageJul 01, 2019
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RIC 125 viewsDenarius, 98-99
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r.
Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS II
Concordia seated l., holding patera and double cornucopiae; before her, an altar.

3.22g, 18mm
Woytek 20a (115 specimen)
klausklageJul 01, 2019
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 454-449 BC)10 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 17.20 g

This is a transitional Owl tetradrachm that bridges the early classical owls (minted from 478-454) with the subsequent mass classical (standardized) coinage, which really got going in the early 440s BC to finance Pericles' building projects like the Parthenon and then later the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) vs. Sparta. The 454 date is critical in that it was the year that Athens moved the treasury of the Delian league (confederation of Greek states led by Athens to defend against the Persian threat) from Delos to Athens.

This coin shares many attributes of Starr V early classical coinage (465-454 BC). On the obverse, the olive leaves on Athena's helmet connect to her diadem with small stems (which disappear in the mass coinage). In addition, the palmette leaves on Athena's helmet are smaller, less decorative, and more realistic. Finally, Athena is smiling (she starts to frown as the war with Sparta goes badly) and is more beautifully depicted than in the more hastily produced mass coinage.

On the reverse, like with the Starr V coins, the incuse is quite noticeable and the AOE (short for AOENAION, or "Of the Athenians") is written in smaller letters (they are much bigger in the mass coinage). Also, the owl is stouter, has smaller eyes, and his head is at an angle rather than parallel to the ground like all later issues.

The only difference between the Starr V owls and this example is in the owl's tail - in Starr V it ends with three small feathers. On this coin and all subsequent coinage the owl's tail ends in a single prong. Given all the other similarities to Starr V it is likely this coin was minted soon after the Treasury's move from Delos to Athens - perhaps 454/453.
2 commentsNathan PJul 01, 2019
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1454 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Roma seated6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1454; Metcalf 103

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on chair and shield holding Victory in extended right and vertical spear in upraised left

10.35 gr
26 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJul 01, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-123529 viewsÆ As, 9.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1235 (C). BMC 846 var.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: PROVIDENT in exergue; S C in field; Garlanded Altar
Acquired from Kölner, June 2019.

Late in Vespasian's reign the mint at Lyon (ancient Lugdunum) struck a fairly large issue of bronze at a time when the mint at Rome was winding down its own bronze production. Presumably this late issue was produced to address a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Many of the types were recycled from earlier issues from both Rome and Lyon. The common PROVIDENT altar type was sometimes struck at Lyon with a decorative garland, as seen on this example. Although this variant is not rare, surprisingly it is missing from the BM collection. Although the type is commonly described as an altar, Marvin Tameanko has convincingly argued it is actually a sacellum, or small shrine. Originally, Tiberius struck the Provident altar type for Divus Augustus. It was later revived during the recent Civil War and was struck by both Galba and Vitellius.

Provenanced to an old 'South German collection from the 1920s to the 1950s'. Nice old cabinet tone.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJul 01, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius39 viewsDomitian, 81-96. Denarius 85 CE Fourth Issue
(Silver, 20 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), Rome.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII Laureate head of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.
Rev. IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P Minerva standing front, head to left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and a spear in her left; behind her, shield.
BMC 79. Cohen 178 var. (without aegis). RIC 336 (R2).
Leu Numismatic E-Auction 8 Lot 1038 June 30, 2019.
4 commentsorfewJul 01, 2019
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RPC - Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Faustina II, Demeter15 viewsFaustina Junior
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE25
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II right.
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, veiled Demeter standing, facing, head, l., holding two ears of corn and long torch
Ae, 7.87g, 25 mm
Ref.: RPC Vol. 4, № 9375 (temporary)
1 commentsshanxiJun 30, 2019
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Limes 303 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Germania standing7 viewscf RIC 302:

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head right

Rev: GERMANIA.
Germania standing, head left, holding spear and resting hand on shield.

2.53 gr
19 mm
h
okidokiJun 30, 2019
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Mn. Cordius Rufus, Denarius10 viewsMn. Cordius Rufus, Denarius

RRC 463/1a
46 bc
3,62 gr

Av: Jugate heads of the dioskuri.
Rv: Venus standing left, holding scales and sceptre.

Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Auktion 46, lot 677.
Reported as ex L. Schulman, Auktion 24 (2000), Nr. 1435.
2 commentsNorbertJun 30, 2019
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bithyniumoo1a5 viewsElagabalus
Bithynium Claudiopolis, Bithynia

Obv: M AVPH ANTΩ-NI-NOC AVΓOV, laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right .
Rev: BIΘV-NEI-Ω-N →AΔPIANΩ / N, side elevation of octastyle temple in perspective, shield in pediment.
29 mm, 12.41 gms

RPC Online 3652 variant (reverse legend laid out differently)
Charles MJun 30, 2019
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Modern depictions of Artemis/Diana, 1586-1635, Nuremberg5 viewsNuremberg, Counter Token/Jeton

by Hans Krauwinckel, Nuremberg, AD 1586-1635
Obv.: APOLLO DIANA /in ex. H . K . - Apollo with harp to left. Diana with dog, spear, arrow and quiver to right.

for obverse, reverse and details click here
shanxiJun 30, 2019
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Nuremberg, 1586-1635, Counter Token, Diana Apollo, Meleagros Atlante7 viewsCounter Token/Jeton
by Hans Krauwinckel, Nuremberg, AD 1586-1635
Obv.: APOLLO DIANA /in ex. H . K . - Apollo with harp to left. Diana with dog, spear, arrow and quiver to right.
Rev.: MELIAGER - Meleagros, left, giving Atlante, to the right, head of a killed boar.
AE, 4.63g, 27mm
Ref.: Stalzer Pl. 35, 307.
shanxiJun 30, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #133 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #1
avers: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane and veil, falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front
reverse: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left, APAΔIΩN belove.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:10,69g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: EOT=year 375, 116-117 A.D.,
ref: BMC Phoenicia 374
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
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027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Phoenicia, Arados, BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #142 views027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Phoenicia, Arados, BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #1
avers: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane and veil, falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front
reverse: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left, APAΔIΩN belove.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:10,69g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: EOT=year 375, 116-117 A.D.,
ref: BMC Phoenicia 374
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 30, 2019
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bmc388_35 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MA[V AN-TONI]NVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
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.
29 mm, 15.80 gms

BMC 388
Charles MJun 30, 2019
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Tomis, Moesia Inferior

Obv: [AVT KAI M AVP] ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTPOΠ ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and sceptre, wheel at her feet. Δ in left field.
25 mm, 9.10 gms

Varbanov 5235
Charles MJun 30, 2019
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Iberic Spain, Sekaisa. 5 viewsIberic Spain, Sekaisa. AE23, early 1st century BC.
Obverse..Youthful male head right between two dolphins.
Reverse..Celtiberian legend SEKAISA beneath horseman galloping right, holding spear.
Ripolles 1569; Burgos (1987), 699. Villaronga 39;
Paul R3Jun 30, 2019
014p_Nero_(54-68_A_D_),_AE-16,_Lydia,_Maeonia,_Menekrates,_strategos_,_Nero_r_,_RPC_3011,_Q-001,_0h,_16-16,5mm,_3,09g-s~0.jpg
Lydia, Maeonia, 014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 3015, AE-16, Mên (Lunus), standing left, #140 viewsLydia, Maeonia, 014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 3015, AE-16, Mên (Lunus), standing left, #1
avers: NЄPΩИ KAIΣAP, Laureate head right.
reverse: MAIONΩN MENEKPATOYΣ / ЄΠ TI KΛ, Mên (Lunus), standing left, holding pine cone and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-16,5mm, weight: 3,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lydia, Maeonia, date: 65 A.D., ref: RPC 3015, BMC 35,
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
014p_Nero_(54-68_A_D_),_AE-16,_Lydia,_Maeonia,_Menekrates,_strategos_,_Nero_r_,_RPC_3015,_Q-001,_0h,_16-16,5mm,_3,09g-s.jpg
014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Lydia, Maeonia, RPC 3015, AE-16, Mên (Lunus), standing left, #142 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Lydia, Maeonia, RPC 3015, AE-16, Mên (Lunus), standing left, #1
avers: NЄPΩИ KAIΣAP, Laureate head right.
reverse: MAIONΩN MENEKPATOYΣ / ЄΠ TI KΛ, Mên (Lunus), standing left, holding pine cone and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-16,5mm, weight: 3,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lydia, Maeonia, date: 65 A.D., ref: RPC 3015, BMC 35,
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
Pisidia,_Antioch,_049p_Septimius_Severus_(193-211_A_D_),_AE-22___Imitatio,_Q-001,_0h,_22,0mm,_5,25g-s~0.jpg
049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,44 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,
avers: IMP CAES SEP SEV PER A, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên (Lunus), wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap, crescent on the left shoulder, standing slightly right, left foot resting on bucranium, holding Nike with the trophy in left hand and spear in right, rooster at foot left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: SNG BN 1117-8, Krzyźanowska obv. die XIX.
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJun 30, 2019
Cilicia,_Tarsos,_Tiribazos_(Satrap_of_Lydia,_388-380_B_C_),_Baaltars_seated_r_,_Male_standing_r_,SNG_Levante_67,_AR-Obol,_Q-001,_0h,_10mm,_0,58g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Tarsos, Tiribazos (Satrap of Lydia, 388-380 B.C.), SNG Levante 67, AR-Obol, Baal of Tarsos(?) advancing right, #139 viewsCilicia, Tarsos, Tiribazos (Satrap of Lydia, 388-380 B.C.), SNG Levante 67, AR-Obol, Baal of Tarsos(?) advancing right, #1
avers: Baal(tars) of Tarsos seated right, holding eagle and resting on lotus-tipped scepter, monogram to left.
reverse: Baal of Tarsos(?) advancing right, holding scepter and eagle, an Aramaic legend to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0mm, weight: 0,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cilicia, Tarsos, Tiribazos (Satrap of Lydia), date: 388-380 B.C., ref: SNG Levante 67, Göktürk 19-20, SNG BN -,
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
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Drachm of Valkash 484 - 488 C.E.3 viewsSassanian Drachm of Valkash 484 - 488 C.E.
Obverse: Bust of King Valkash to right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder, flames on right
Reverse: Fire altar with ribbons and head of Valkash to right on shaft, flanked by two attendants, star and crescent flanking flames.
Mint LYH Rev-Ardashir Khuzistan.
Paul R3Jun 30, 2019
Himyar,_Arabia,_Southern,___MDN_BYN_(cc__100-120_AD),_AR-Unit,_Raidan,_SNG_ANS_1595-1601,_Q-001,_3h,_14,5mm,_1,18g-s.jpg
Himyar, Arabia, Southern, 'MDN BYN (cc. 100-120 A.D.), SNG ANS 1595-1601, AR-Unit, Raidan, #149 viewsHimyar, Arabia, Southern, 'MDN BYN (cc. 100-120 A.D.), SNG ANS 1595-1601, AR-Unit, Raidan, #1
avers: Male head right within pelleted torc, monogram to left.
reverse: Small head right, an oblong symbol to left, ‘sceptre’ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 1,18g, axes: 3h,
mint: Himyar, Arabia, Southern, date: cc. 100-120 A.D.,
ref: SNG ANS 1595-1601,
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
Seljuks,_Rum,_Ghiyath_al-Din_Kay_Khusraw_I_bin_Qilich_Arslan_(Second_reign,_AH_601-608_,1204-1211_AD)__AE-Fals,_Album_1207,_ICV_1329__Q-001,_9h,_18-19mm,_2,88g-s.jpg
Seljuks, Rum, Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw I bin Qilich Arslan (Second reign, AH 601-608 / 1204-1211 A.D.), Album 1207, AE-Fals, Islamic legends, #145 viewsSeljuks, Rum, Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw I bin Qilich Arslan (Second reign, AH 601-608 / 1204-1211 A.D.), Album 1207, AE-Fals, Islamic legends, #1
avers: Warrior, head facing and holding sword, on horse rearing right; star to left, right and below.
reverse: Islamic legends.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19.0mm, weight: 2,88g, axes: 9h,
mint: Seljuks, Rum, date: Second reign, AH 601-608 / 1204-1211 A.D.,
ref: Album 1207, ICV 1329.
Q-001
quadransJun 30, 2019
1650c.jpg
stobi001a4 viewsElagabalus
Stobi, Macedonia

Obv: M AVREL ANTONI, laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICIP STOBEN, Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm.
22 mm, 4.70 gms

Varbanov 4124 variant (different obverse legend)
Charles MJun 30, 2019
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S.790G Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsContinental sceat
Mint: probably northern France or Frisia
Series E
S.790G
Type G5
Abramson 89-40
O: Degenerate bust right, insect-like, letters XAZA
R: Degenerate standard

Ex- eBay, A Hunt
NapJun 30, 2019
series-g-2.jpg
S.800 Anglo-Saxon sceat6 viewsAnglo-Saxon secondary phase sceat, ca. early 8th century
Series G, type 3a
S.800
O: Diademed bust right
R: Standard with 4 saltires

Ex- eBay, A Hunt, M Vosper
NapJun 30, 2019
aethelred-1-cutheard-3.jpg
S.856 Æthelred I (Cutheard)6 viewsSceat of Æthelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Cutheard
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Phase Ia
O: +AEDILRED R (retrograde)
R: +CVDHE.AR.D
Motif: 1/1

Ex- eBay, A Hunt
NapJun 30, 2019
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hhj8.26.01.133 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC, in left field PO/CT, in right field O/N, Eagle with open wings facing, head left with wreath in beak.
25 mm, 8.77 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.13
Charles MJun 30, 2019
1668.jpg
hhj8.26.47.06xx3 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC, in upper field, ICTPON, Eagle with open wings standing facing, head left with wreath in beak, standards on both sides of eagle.
27 mm, 12.12 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.47.xx (Not in HHJ)
Charles MJun 30, 2019
1654c.jpg
hhj8.26.03.074 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC TPON, Hera standing facing, resting on sceptre and holding patera in right hand.
17 mm, 2.60 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.3.7
Charles MJun 30, 2019
1672.jpg
hhj8.26.31.013 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO →CICTPON, Kybele riding side saddle on lion right, scepter in raised right hand.
25 mm, 8.88 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.31.1
Charles MJun 30, 2019
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Kingdom of Jerusalem . Baldwin III - Amalric 1143-1174 Cut AV Fragment9 viewsKingdom of Jerusalem, Baldwin III - Amalric (AD 1143-1174)
Cut AV Fragment. 0.35g, 9mm.
[..]L(?)•[..] in outer circle, top of cross in tressure within inner circle
(annulet)IS(?) in outer circle, pyramid with lined outer frame within inner circle.
Metcalf LE 240ff; J.D. Brady: "A Firm Attribution of Latin Gold Coinage to Twelfth Century Jerusalem" ANSMN 23 (1978), type I; CCS p.67, types 1-3.
Ex Spink Auction 342, 30 October 2018,
Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd E-Sale 56 9 May 2019
Vladislav DJun 30, 2019
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County of Tripoli. Bohemond IV or V. 1187-1252. AV Bezant7 viewsCounty of Tripoli. Bohémond IV or V. 1187-1252. AV Bezant struck in the name of the Fatamid caliph, al-Mustansir
21.6mm, 3.0g
Obv.: name and titles of al-Mustansir in pseudo-Kufic script in four lines across field, • B • above, “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Quran 9.33) in pseudo-Kufic script in outer margin .
Rev.: “Ali” and Shahada in pseudo-Kufic script in four lines across field; • T • above; bismillah, mint formula, and AH date in pseudo-Kufic scrip tin outer margin, cross in center .
CCS 8 ; Metcalf 488 .
Ex Harlan Berk .
Vladislav DJun 30, 2019
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Turkey, İncealiler - Termessos ad Oenoanda8 viewsOenoanda in the upper valley of the Xanthus River, was a colony of Termessos Major, and was also called Termessos Minor. The ruins of the city lie west of the modern village İncealiler in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, Turkey, which partly overlies the ancient site. An extensive inscription of Diogenes of Oenoanda has been identified from over 300 scattered fragments, apparently from the stoa, varying in size from a few letters to passages of several sentences covering more than one block. The inscription sets out Epicurus' teachings on physics, epistemology, and ethics. It was originally about 25,000 words long and filled 260 square meters of wall. The stoa was dismantled in the second half of the third century A.D. to make room for a defensive wall; previously the site had been undefended.

By Ansgar Bovet - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18861664
Joe SermariniJun 29, 2019
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BCC J366 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria,
and Idumaea. Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:[HPω∆OY] Bunch of grapes,
vine leaf to left.
Rev:[EΘNAPXOY] Tall military
helmet, facing, w/ crest and
cheek straps. Caduceus, below left.
Irregular, crude type, very rare
15mm. 1.15gm. Axis:0
cf. Hendin III 505, TJC: 73e, 73f
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJun 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.01.155 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC →ICTPΩ, Eagle facing, wings open, head left with wreath in beak.
26 mm, 10.23 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.15 variant (slightly different obverse legend and "Ω" for last "O" on reverse)
Charles MJun 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.06.043 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟV-Φ-ΟV Ν-ΙΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡ, in left field, OC/ΙC, in right field, TP/ON. Serapis wearing kalanthos standing frontal, holding scepter transversely in left arm and raising right hand in greeting.
27 mm, 12.91 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.4
Charles MJun 29, 2019
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1935 AEOLIS, Cyme Sabina Isis7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1935; Mu SNG 546

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

Rev. ΚΥΜΑΙωΝ (retrograde)
Isis standing l., holding Harpocrate on her r. arm and resting with her l. hand on sceptre

4.13 gr
18 mm
12h
okidokiJun 29, 2019
1656c.jpg
hhj8.26.47.03_24 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OCIC, in left field TP, in right field O/N, Eagle with closed wings standing on base facing, head right with wreath in beak, standards on both sides of eagle.
27 mm, 11.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.47.3
Charles MJun 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.46.064 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOC, in upper field ICTPO/N, City gate with 2 towers.
26 mm, 12.45 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.6
Charles MJun 29, 2019
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Akarnaia Leukas AR circa 375-350 BC 22mm 8.22 g 11h Pegasi 627 viewsPegasos flying left./Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthian helmet,behind grapes on vine.Grant HJun 29, 2019
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Septimius Severus, denarius8 viewsSeptimius Severus, denarius.
Rome mint.
Obv. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory advancing left, holding open wreath in both hands over shield set on low base.
RIC 144b
2.80 g, 15 mm.
1 commentsMarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Akarnaia Leukas AR circa 320-280 BC 23mm 8.36g 2h Pegasi 13810 viewsPegasos flying left./Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthian helmet,behind mast with yard-arm.Grant HJun 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.38.xx3 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ NOBIOV POV-ΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩN] →ΠPOCIC/TPON, Tyche holding cornucopia in left arm, right hand on rudder set on globe.
27 mm, 14.29 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.38.xx (Not in HHJ)
Charles MJun 29, 2019
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Nero Billon Tetradrachm11 viewsNero Billon Tetradrachm.
Alexandria. Year 13 = 66/67 AD.
12,77 g.
Obv. NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEΡ AV, radiate bust of Nero left wearing aegis
Rev. LIΓ to left / ΔIOΣ OΛYMΠIOY, laureate head of Zeus Olympius right.
RPC I 5297
2 commentsMarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Hadrian, denarius4 viewsHadrian, denarius.
Rome mint, 134-138 AD.
3.26g., 19mm.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, laureate head right.
Rev. GERMANIA, Germania standing facing, head right, holding spear and shield set on ground.
RIC II 302.

MarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Trajan, denarius8 viewsTrajan, denarius.
Rome mint.
3.12 g. 19 mm.
Obv. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right.
Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, VIA TRAIANA, personification of via Traiana reclining left on rocks with wheel and branch; VIA TRAIANA in exergue.
RIC 266.
1 commentsMarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Domitian, denarius5 viewsDomitian, denarius.
Rome, 88 A.D.
3.14 g. 19 mm.
Obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, laureate head right.
Rev. IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing spear and shield; at her feet, owl standing right.
RIC II 576
MarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Fonteius, denarius4 viewsC Fonteius denarius.
114-113 BC.
3.71g, 19mm
Obv. Janiform head of the Dioscuri, control letter left, * right
Rev. C FONT, galley with pilot and three oarsman, ROMA in ex.
Cr290/1, Syd 555.
MarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Otho, denarius10 viewsOtho, denarius
Rome mint.
2,89 g. 19 mm.
Obv. IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
Rev. SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre.
RIC 8
Broken and repaired.
1 commentsMarsmanJun 29, 2019
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Caligula, denarius11 viewsCaligula, denarius.
37-8 AD, Lugdunum.
3.62g.
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT / laureate head of Caligula right.
Rev. GERMANICVS CAES P C CAES AVG GERM / bare head of Germanicus right.
RIC 18.
1 commentsMarsmanJun 29, 2019
107_Severina_(270-275_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3103,_D-5506,_Alexandria,_ETOVC_-_S_(RY_6),_K_G_107_1,_274-275AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,5-21mm,_7,37g-s~1.jpg
107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-3103, D-5506, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing left, #131 views107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-3103, D-5506, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: OVΛΠ CЄVHPINA CЄB, Diademed and draped bust right.
reverse: ЄTOYC-S, Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in its beak.
exergue: -/S//--, diameter: 19,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,94, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 274-275 A.D., Year 6. S, ref: Geissen-3103, Dattari-5506, Kapmann-Ganschow-107.1-p335,
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
107_Severina_(270-275_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3103,_D-5506,_Alexandria,_ETOVC_-_S_(RY_6),_K_G_107_1,_274-275AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,0-21mm,_6,94g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), G-3103, D-5506, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing left, #137 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), G-3103, D-5506, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: OVΛΠ CЄVHPINA CЄB, Diademed and draped bust right.
reverse: ЄTOYC-S, Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in its beak.
exergue: -/S//--, diameter: 19,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,94, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 274-275 A.D., Year 6. S, ref: Geissen-3103, Dattari-5506, Kapmann-Ganschow-107.1-p335,
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
107_Severina_(270-275_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3103,_D-5506,_Alexandria,_ETOVC_-_S_(RY_6),_K_G_107_1,_274-275AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,5-21mm,_7,37g-s~0.jpg
107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-3102, D-5504, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing right, #142 views107p Severina (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-3102, D-5504, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing right, #1
avers: OVΛΠ CЄVHPINA CЄB, Diademed and draped bust right.
reverse: ЄTOYC-S, Eagle standing right, palm across the shoulder, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/S//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 8,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 274-275 A.D., Year 6. S, ref: Geissen-3102, Dattari-5504, Kapmann-Ganschow-107.2-p335,
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
107_Severina_(270-275_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3102,_D-5504,_Alexandria,_ETOVC_-_S_(RY_6),_K_G_107_1,_274-275AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,5-21mm,_7,37g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), G-3102, D-5504, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing right, #139 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), G-3102, D-5504, Bi-Tetradrachm, -/S//--, ЄTOYC, Eagle standing right, #1
avers: OVΛΠ CЄVHPINA CЄB, Diademed and draped bust right.
reverse: ЄTOYC-S, Eagle standing right, palm across the shoulder, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/S//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 8,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 274-275 A.D., Year 6. S, ref: Geissen-3102, Dattari-5504, Kapmann-Ganschow-107.2-p335,
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
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Titus RIC 16A49 viewsAR Denarius, 2.83g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 16A (R3). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 58, 20 June 2019, lot 1078.

A unique First issue Annona paired with a Second issue obverse legend. The Annona reverse was a carry-over type struck for Titus as Caesar under Vespasian just before his death and was likely issued in the first few days of Titus' reign as a stop-gap until new reverse designs could be created. It is by far the rarest type from the First issue. The obverse legend changed in the second issue from the First issue's IMP T CAESAR to IMP TITVS CAES, this would be the standard obverse legend on the denarii for the remainder of the reign. The appearance of the Annona type with the new obverse legend is possibly a mule using an old First issue reverse die with a new Second issue obverse. There is a slight possibility that it was an intentional strike, but the fact that no other Second issue Annona specimens have surfaced is a strong indication it is accidental.

I informed Ian Carradice of the piece and he has assigned it RIC 16A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda with the note: 'Perhaps a mule, with rev die from the previous issue'.

Good Roman style.
6 commentsDavid AthertonJun 29, 2019
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Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm4 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm
Obv: Bearded bust facing left. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor with irregular dashes.
van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
Attributed by BobL
Paul R3Jun 29, 2019
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Pisidia, Antioch, 049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,39 viewsPisidia, Antioch, 049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,
avers: IMP CAES SEP SEV PER A, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên (Lunus), wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap, crescent on the left shoulder, standing slightly right, left foot resting on bucranium, holding Nike with the trophy in left hand and spear in right, rooster at foot left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: SNG BN 1117-8, Krzyźanowska obv. die XIX.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 29, 2019
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Caria, Uncertain, (cc. 480-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Forepart of bull left, Rare!52 viewsCaria, Uncertain, (cc. 480-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Forepart of bull left, Rare!
avers: Confronted foreparts of two bulls, with horns locked.
reverse: Forepart of bull left, "+" to lower left, all within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11.2mm, weight: 1,67g, axes: 7h,
mint: Caria, Uncertain, date: cc. 480-450 B.C.,
ref: SNG Kayhan -, SNG Keckman -, Rosen -, Rare!
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
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RIC 0223 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMAN COS X, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: MONETA AVGVST / S-C in field; Moneta standing left, with scales and cornucopia
AE/As (27.39 mm 11.408 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (b type)
RIC 223 (R2, no picture), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Savoca 21st Blue Auction Lot 841
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 29, 2019
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Caria, Myndos, (cc. 400-300 B.C.), SNG Cop 1022, AE-11, MY, Dolphin right, #156 viewsCaria, Myndos, (cc. 400-300 B.C.), SNG Cop 1022, AE-11, MY, Dolphin right, #1
avers: Laureate head of Poseidon right.
reverse: MY above (partly off flan), dolphin right, trident below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5-11,0mm, weight: 1,32g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Myndos, date: cc. 400-300 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1022, SNG Muenchen 335, SNG von Aulock 2114,
Q-001
quadransJun 29, 2019
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Justinian I (527 - 565 A.D.)22 viewsÆ Follis
O: DN ISTINI-ANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and a shield.
R: Large M, cross above, ANNO left, regnal year XXXI right, G ( = officina 3 ) below, THEUP in ex.
Theoupolis - Antiochia 
18.64g
32mm
SB 220
2 commentsMatJun 29, 2019
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5 viewsPhrygia, Apameia Æ20. 133-148 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAMEΩN downwards to right, AΠOΛΛ downwards to left. SNG Copenhagen -, cf. BMC 63 (unlisted magistrate). 7.78g, 20mm, 12h.Pericles J2Jun 29, 2019
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ric3586 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTI, S.C. across fields, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre, star in left field.
30 mm, 19.33 gms

RIC 358
Charles MJun 28, 2019
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RIC 539 variant Domitian denarius36 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
3 commentsJay GT4Jun 28, 2019
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RIC 364 Vespasian denarius41 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT4Jun 28, 2019
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German Notgeld: Laufen, Bavaria14 viewsCity: Laufen
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: 1918 RVPERTIWINKEL, an archbishop in a cloud, wearing a mitre and pectoral cross; holding a crozier in right hand and a vessel in his left.
Reverse: BEZIRKSAMT LAVFEN, numeral 10 within a shield.
Date: 1918
Grade: XF
Catalog #: L267.12
Matt InglimaJun 28, 2019
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Seleucid - Syria-Seleucid Rule (312-63 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 7.73 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Seleucia and Pieria; Date: 147-146 BCE. Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt, [Σ]EΛEYKEΩN TΩN EM ΠIEPIAI THΣ IEPAΣ above and below; all within laurel wreath - On the bottom of the reverse you can see the Seleucid era date ϚΞΡ = 166 corresponding to 147/6 BC. References: HGC, Vol.9, #1396, p. 296; BMC Galatia, pp. 151-152; SNG Cop. #392v.museumguyJun 27, 2019
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Aeolis, Kyme, (After ca. 190 B.C.), AE-15, BMC 096, Two figures in quadriga right, #151 viewsAeolis, Kyme, (After ca. 190 B.C.), AE-15, BMC 096, Two figures in quadriga right, #1
avers: K-Y across fields, Artemis standing right, holding a torch and clasping hands with figure standing left, holding a transverse spear.
reverse: Two figures in quadriga right, one holding a long transverse spear.
exergue: K/Y//--(in avers), diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 4,52g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aeolis, Kyme, date: After ca. 190 B.C., ref: BMC 096, SNG Cop 113, SNG von Aulock 1644,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 27, 2019
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Aeolis, Temnos, Pseudo-autonomous issue, (c. 253-268 A.D.), AE-19, SNG Cop 274, THMNEITΩN, Tyche standing left, #126 viewsAeolis, Temnos, Pseudo-autonomous issue, (c. 253-268 A.D.), AE-19, SNG Cop 274, THMNEITΩN, Tyche standing left, #1
avers: TH MNOC, Turreted draped bust of Temnos right.
reverse: THMNEITΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 4,66g, axes: 6h,
mint: Aeolis, Temnos, date: c. 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 274, BMC 18, SNG v.A. 1677,
Q-001
quadransJun 27, 2019
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Domitian RIC-28160 viewsÆ Sestertius, 26.14g
Rome mint, 85 AD
RIC 281 (R). BMC 301.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI; Bust of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: S C in exergue; Domitian stg. r., clasping hands over altar with officer stg. l.; behind officer, one soldier with standard and one soldier at r. with spear and shield
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, June 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 182. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), acquired from the Heynen Collection; inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

In 85 Domitian struck a fairly impressive issue of sestertii, M. Grant hyperbolically called it the most 'ambitious' of any one reign or year. The series is the first major aes issue of Domitian's reign and is dominated by panoramic types commemorating his greatest military victory over the Germanic tribe the Chatti. The Germanic triumph received a certain amount of ridicule from ancient writers who thought the whole thing was a sham (Dio goes so far as to say Domitian raided the palace's furniture stores for his fake spoils!), no doubt the numismatic propaganda for the victory was likely viewed in the same manner by contemporary senatorial elites. This rare sestertius depicts a rather ambiguous scene showing Domitian, the much larger figure on the left, clasping hands with a legate over an altar while two legionaries stand by. What exactly is going on here is a mystery. Mattingly in BMCRE II believed it to be 'the taking of the sacramentum, the military oath'. Others have postulated the scene shows Domitian greeting Agricola upon his return from Britannia. The Agricola connection is highly unlikely. The type is struck for several more years, so it cannot be referring to one single 'event'. It's an intriguing scene in the context of the Germania Capta series, perhaps depicting a post victory ceremony. Whatever the meaning, the reverse strongly underscores Domitian's bond with the military.

This wonderful old cabinet toned piece is from the collection of the German portrait painter Fritz Reusing.

3 commentsDavid AthertonJun 27, 2019
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Kamarina - Onkiai20 viewsKamarina
Onkiai
Obv. Gorgoneion facing
Rev. KAMA. Owl standing right, clutching lizard in talons. Value mark . (dot) in exergue
Struck ca. 420 - 410 BC.
0.95 Gr.
CNS III, 47, 2-3; HGC 2, 552
3 commentsnummis durensisJun 27, 2019
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5294 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 120-21 AD Nike advancing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5294.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 86, 7726 (this coin) and Pl. XXXXVI (this rev. Illustrated).); Emmett 1007.5

Issue L E = year 5

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

Rev. L Ε
Trophy with standing captive; to r., Nike advancing l. holding wreath and palm-branch; between, kneeling captive

17.51 gr
34 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiJun 27, 2019
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RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, AD 153/154, Faustina II, Nilus15 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Æ Drachm
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΙΝΑ СƐΒΑС(С)ΤΗ (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.. Nilus, with crocodile beside him, reclining, l., holding reed and cornucopia; (below, water plants)
L IZ= year 17 of Antoninus Pius (153/154).
Æ, 22.11g, 34mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 14755 (temporary)
1 commentsshanxiJun 27, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 153/154, Faustina II, Nilus17 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Æ Drachm
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΙΝΑ СƐΒΑС(С)ΤΗ (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.. Nilus, with crocodile beside him, reclining, l., holding reed and cornucopia; (below, water plants)
L IZ= year 17 of Antoninus Pius (153/154).
Æ, 22.11g, 34mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 14755 (temporary)
2 commentsshanxiJun 27, 2019
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Philip II (Augustus) Coin: Silver Antoninianus 13 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SAECVLARES AVGG - Goat walking left, III in exergue.
Exergue: III


Mint: Rome (248 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.00g / 1mm / 12h
References:
RIC 224
RSC 72.
Provenances:
Agora Auctions
Acquisition/Sale: Agora Auctions Internet Numismatic Sale #86 #168 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games Issue
1 commentsGary W2Jun 26, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans25 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Three-legged modius
PON M TR P IMP COS II around large S • C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome ( 1-4 January AD 42)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.95g / 17mm / 6h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC I 88
von Kaenel Type 65
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1017 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The modius was a roman unit for grain corresponding to 8.7 liters (2.3 gallons).

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD-Common
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD -Common
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD-Rare
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD-Rare
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD-This Coin- R3
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD- R3
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD- Common
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD- Scarce

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.

Per CNG: Very rare. Struck 1-4 January AD 42.
3 commentsGary W2Jun 26, 2019
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hj6.26.10.048 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI. ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIAN[OΠOΛITΩN], Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
27 mm, 8.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.4
Charles MJun 26, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ/ IOVΛ ANT/CEΛEVKOV/MAPKIANO/ΠOΛITΩN, legend in five lines within laurel wreath.
26 mm, 9.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.54.xx
Charles MJun 26, 2019
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Seleucid - Antiochus III (The Great) (222-187 BCE)5 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 3.88 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Sardes (Sart, Turkey); Date: 222-187 BCE; Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing right. Reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY: Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting elbow on tall tripod - monogram to left. References: SC #983; HGC #518, p. 109.museumguyJun 25, 2019
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Seleucid - Demetrios II (146-139 BCE)3 viewsMetal/Size: AE23; Weight: 11.92 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint 94 in Northern Syria; Date: 144/143 BCE (Second Reign); Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Winged Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike and grounded shield with spear in crook of arm; monogram to inner left. Seleucid era date (IEP) 146/5 BCE or HEP (145-4 BCE) or OEP (144/3 BCE) in exergue - symbols and monograms to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ (of King Demetrios God victorious, Brother Loving) Reference: HGC #9, 993; SC #1919.museumguyJun 25, 2019
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9.02.008.55 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOB CAES
(L, helmeted, draped and cuir, seen from behind)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 9.02.008.5 (RRR)
3.2g
ex Victors Imperial Coins
NoviomagusJun 25, 2019
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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander, Bimetallic Medaillon65 viewsObv. IMP CAES M AVREL SEV ALEXANDER PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind.
Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P V COS II P P, Alexander on quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped scepter and olive branch, crowned by Victory.
Mint: Rome, 226 AD.

38mm 41.44g

Cohen 481?


Curtis Clay

"A spectacular acquisition!

I know of two other specimens of this medallion:

(1) In ANS, ex Newell Coll.; ex Naville X, 1926, 1765; ex Hirsch 29, 1910, Herzfelder Coll., 1221; ex Sotheby, 29 June 1893, Hermann Weber Coll., 230; doubtless ex Northwick Sale, 1860, 333 (description only). Published by Toynbee, Roman Medallions, p. 85, note 103 and Fagerlie, ANS Medallions, Museum Notes 15, 1969, p. 82.

From the same dies as yours, 55.14g, and also bimetallic according to the Naville X catalogue, though Fagerlie fails to mention this fact and it's not clear one way or the other from the photographs.

(2) In Paris according to Gnecchi no. 21, 50.0g, not illustrated, no mention of bimetallic, but personal examination would be needed to be sure!"
3 commentskcJun 25, 2019
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Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #142 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field above the monogram, beneath the throne head right wearing a Phrygian cap.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Abydos mint, date: 299/298- 297/296 B.C.,
ref: Price L19, Thompson 67, Müller 17,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJun 25, 2019
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Avar belt strap end - Griffin scene13 viewsA bronze Avar belt strap end depicting two griffins and a deer, dating to approximately the 8th century CE.

Height: 1 1/2 in
Length: 4 in
1 commentsSalaethusJun 25, 2019
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Septimius Severus Imitative7 viewsSilver Denarius - Imitative
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Septimius Severus

Uncertain mint, ~193 - 211 A.D
Imitative, blundered legends, aVF


Obverse: LH Right, "IMP CAE L SEP SEV PER ? AVG COS I?"
Reverse: "VORTVNAE REDVCI". Fortuna seated right.

Perhaps imitating Emesa-minted RIC 379 or RIC 386

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins Members Auctions - memmi

MyID: 046A

Image Credit: Memmi
TenthGenJun 24, 2019
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Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #152 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field, A beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,7mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, date: 305 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L29,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 24, 2019
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-110121 viewsAfter the desrtruction of the city by the Carthaginians in 406BC,the striking in new issues in Akragas virtually ceased until the citys refoundation by Timoleon,circa 339 BC.the sole exception was the bronze River god/Eagle on Ionic column issue[CNS 89}
Information from CNGCOINS.COM
1 commentsGrant HJun 24, 2019
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Augustus AR Denarius16 views
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD Denarius
Lugdunum circa 13-14,
18mm., 3.56g.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev. Tiberius in triumphal quadriga r., holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre.
RSC 301. RIC 224.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 439 June 23, 2019
2 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius11 viewsVespasian, 69-79 Denarius circa 73,
AR 19.5mm., 3.25g.
Obv: Laureate head r. ; IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Rev:. Vespasian seated r. on curule chair, with feet on footstool, holding scepter and olive branch; PONTIF MAXIM
RIC 546. C 387.
Ex: E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 467 June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian. Antoninianus of Cyzicus. Struck 284 - 305AD9 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

In my gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156037

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter holding sceptre. KΓ between

Cyzicus

RIC VI Cyzicus 16A

3.60g
Harry GJun 24, 2019
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Galba Sestertius25 viewsObv. IMP SER SVLP CAESAVG TR P, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right and rod in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 68 AD.

35mm 26.67g

RIC 309; BMC 71


Ex Swiss Collection, purchased in 2018.

Though reigning scarcely seven months, Servius Sulpicius Galba has the honor of inspiring Rome's portrait artists to reach heights never again equaled or surpassed. Achieving the throne at age 70, Galba was a wizened Roman aristocrat whose sagging, craggy countenance could not have been more different than that of his predecessor, the bloated and dissolute Nero. Indeed, Galba seems to have deliberately promoted himself as a steely martinet who would restore Rome to proper Republican austerity. His coinage pairs his aged, scowling portrait with reverses touting traditional Roman virtues, here depicting Libertas, a concept that embodies both freedom and responsibility. Rome's mint masters rose brilliantly to the challenge, producing astoundingly lifelike and sculptural portraits such as the present example. But Galba's austerity program proved to be a major miscalculation, as Rome was not yet ready for such bitter medicine (NAC)
2 commentskcJun 24, 2019
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bmc72_37 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...MAP AVP AN, radiate head left.
Rev: KOΛωMA..., turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
17 mm, 3.50 gms

BMC 72, Babelon/Kurth 43
Charles MJun 24, 2019
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Parthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #252 viewsParthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #2
avers: King head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon, mustache, short beard; earring(???), cuirass, dotted border 8 to 14h.
reverse: Archer, right, on the throne, w/bow in the right hand. 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ/ MEΓAΛoY/ APΣAKoY /AVToKPAToPoΣ /ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ /EΠIΦANoYΣ /ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ, exergual line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-20,0mm, weight: 4,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ekbatana (???), date: (???) B.C., ref: Sellwood 31-6, (???)
Q-002
2 commentsquadransJun 24, 2019
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Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Roma seated left Eastern Mint18 viewsReference.
RIC -; BMC -; Strack *-- cf (Taf. XIX, 40 und XX, 14).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on curule chair holding Victory and sceptre

2.82 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
Same obverse die as http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149088
3 commentsokidokiJun 24, 2019
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Seleucid - Antiochus III (The Great) (222-187 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AE18; Weight: 5.08 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Military Mint in Coele-Syria; Date: 202-187 BCE; Obverse: Macedonian shield with gorgan in central boss. Reverse: Elephant walking right, anchor above, monogram below; counter marked horse head in center of elephant - BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ (King Antiochus) below, control mark under belly. References: SC #1089; HGC #9, 490.1 commentsmuseumguyJun 23, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius50 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 88 -89 CE
19mm., 2,93g.
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII
Rev:Minerva stg. L with spear; IMP XVIII COS XIII CENS PPP
RIC 666 (R2) BMC—RSC--
Purchased from Savoca auctions June 23, 2019
2 commentsorfewJun 23, 2019
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Crusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #152 viewsCrusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #1
avers: ✠ F•ROGIERIUS•D•PINIBUS•DI•GRA•M•, The Grand Master kneeling before the cross, no symbols.
reverse: ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms of the order at the ends.
diameter: 27,0mm, weight: 3,8g, axis: 11h,
mint: St.John, Order, Rhodes, mint mark:-,
date:1355-1365 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., Schlumb. IX, 20 var., Beckenb. 1001 var.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia The Commercial Agora17 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia the Commercial Agora

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. The well-preserved city walls provide an entrance to the site through the Hellenistic main gate (Megale Pyle) of the ancient city, although this gate from the 2nd century BC is badly damaged. Next comes the colonnaded street, whose marble columns are no longer extant; all that remains are a few broken stubs near the old Roman baths. The street leads to the public bath, restored as a museum displaying statues and sarcophagi from the Roman period. Next is the square agora with the remains of the round Tyche and Fortuna temple (2nd century BC), peripteral with twelve columns, in the middle. In later times it was used as a trading center where pirates sold slaves. The remains of the theater, which was used for gladiator fights and later as a church, and the monumental gate date back to the 2nd century. The early Roman Temple of Dionysus is near the theater. The fountain gracing the entrance is restored. At the left side are the remains of a Byzantine Basilica. A public bath has also been restored. The remaining ruins of Side include three temples, an aqueduct, and a nymphaeum.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Commercial_agora_panorama_2.jpg
Author, Date: Dosserman, 20 February 2015
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Severus Alexander (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 6 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
P M TR P III COS P P - Mars, helmeted, in military attire standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and spear reversed in left hand
Mint: Rome (224 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.12g / 19mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 37
RSC 251
Cohen 251
SEAR RCV II (2002), #7898v, page 647
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1546 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: Military Mint Coin: Silver Denarius 5 viewsANTAVG III VIR. R.P.C. - Galley right under oars
Leg II - Eagle between standards
Mint: Patras ? (32-31 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.09g / 16mm / 12h
References:
RSC 27
Cr544/14
Syd 1216
Sear'88 #414
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #986 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

"ANT AVG | III VIR R P C"
("Antonius Augur | Triumvir rei publicae constituendae")
trans. "Antony Augustus (military title), Triumvirate for the Restoration of the Republic"

ANCIENT MARITIME VESSELS ON COINS
2nd-1st Century BC:
The Roman Quinquereme

Although the Romans included triremes in their fleet, their typical warship (Latin navis longa) was a heavily armed quadreme or a quinquereme (lots 600-606), adapted from Magna Graecian and Syracusan prototypes. More comfortable with infantry tactics, they included a novel device known as the corvus, or “raven.” Located at the bow, the corvus was an iron hook attached to a retractable bridge attached to a pole-and-pulley system. Upon ramming their opponent, the bridge was dropped, and the corvus imbedded itself into the deck of the opposing ship. As a result, the now-locked ships allowed the Roman soldiers stationed on the quinquereme to board the other ship and fight as if the battle were on land.

With the end of the Third Punic War (146 BC), and no longer faced with a major threat in the west, the Romans mothballed their fleet. It would be periodically re-commissioned to deal with pirates, though, as in 67 BC when the Senate enjoined Pompey to put down the Cilician pirates. When his son, Sextus Pompeius, amassed a powerful fleet to contest Octavian in the period immediately following the assassination of Caesar, he issued a denarius recalling both the memory of his father’s accomplishment, and his own naval power (lot 604). Antony’s silver legionary denarii and bronze fleet coinage, struck prior to Actium and used to pay his Roman and Egyptian forces (lots 605 and 606), also attest to the important role of the Roman navy in this period. While the purpose for the striking of a later restitution issue of the legionary type under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus is a subject of speculation (lots 629 and 630), it does show that the Romans retained the same ship design over the next two centuries.

The wars between Octavian and Antony fundamentally changed the role of naval warfare for the Romans. Agrippa’s naval victories against Sextus Pompey at Naulochus in 36 BC and the combined fleets of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, demonstrate the decisively integral role that such naval engagements had become. By the founding of the Empire, Rome had definitively established itself as the supreme naval power in the Mediterranean.

Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: Military Mint Coin: Silver Denarius 7 viewsANTAVG III VIR. R.P.C. - Galley right under oars
Leg III - Eagle between standards
Mint: Patras ? (32-31 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.11g / 17mm / 12h
References:
RSC 28
Cr544/15
Syd 1216
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #978 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

"ANT AVG | III VIR R P C"
("Antonius Augur | Triumvir rei publicae constituendae")
trans. "Antony Augustus (military title), Triumvirate for the Restoration of the Republic"

ANCIENT MARITIME VESSELS ON COINS
2nd-1st Century BC:
The Roman Quinquereme

Although the Romans included triremes in their fleet, their typical warship (Latin navis longa) was a heavily armed quadreme or a quinquereme (lots 600-606), adapted from Magna Graecian and Syracusan prototypes. More comfortable with infantry tactics, they included a novel device known as the corvus, or “raven.” Located at the bow, the corvus was an iron hook attached to a retractable bridge attached to a pole-and-pulley system. Upon ramming their opponent, the bridge was dropped, and the corvus imbedded itself into the deck of the opposing ship. As a result, the now-locked ships allowed the Roman soldiers stationed on the quinquereme to board the other ship and fight as if the battle were on land.

With the end of the Third Punic War (146 BC), and no longer faced with a major threat in the west, the Romans mothballed their fleet. It would be periodically re-commissioned to deal with pirates, though, as in 67 BC when the Senate enjoined Pompey to put down the Cilician pirates. When his son, Sextus Pompeius, amassed a powerful fleet to contest Octavian in the period immediately following the assassination of Caesar, he issued a denarius recalling both the memory of his father’s accomplishment, and his own naval power (lot 604). Antony’s silver legionary denarii and bronze fleet coinage, struck prior to Actium and used to pay his Roman and Egyptian forces (lots 605 and 606), also attest to the important role of the Roman navy in this period. While the purpose for the striking of a later restitution issue of the legionary type under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus is a subject of speculation (lots 629 and 630), it does show that the Romans retained the same ship design over the next two centuries.

The wars between Octavian and Antony fundamentally changed the role of naval warfare for the Romans. Agrippa’s naval victories against Sextus Pompey at Naulochus in 36 BC and the combined fleets of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, demonstrate the decisively integral role that such naval engagements had become. By the founding of the Empire, Rome had definitively established itself as the supreme naval power in the Mediterranean.

Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 5 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Three-legged modius
PON M TR P IMP COS II around large S • C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome ( 1-4 January AD 42)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.95g / 17mm / 6h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC I 88
von Kaenel Type 65
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1017 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The modius was a roman unit for grain corresponding to 8.7 liters (2.3 gallons).

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD-This Coin
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.

Per CNG: Very rare. Struck 1-4 January AD 42.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Severina (Augusta) Coin: Billon Antoninianus 8 viewsSEVERINA AVG - Diademed bust right, draped & on a crescent
CONCORDIAE MILITVM - Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns, mintmark: SXXT.
Exergue:


Mint: Ticinum (275 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.91g / 22mm / 6h
References:
RIC 8, S
Cohen 7
BN 662
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1743 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Ticinum mint, 2nd officina. 5th emission of Aurelian, September-November AD 275.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Maximinus I Thrax (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 6 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
PROVIDENTIA AVG - Providence standing left with cornucopiae & wand pointed at globe at foot.
Mint: Rome (235-236 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.06g / 21mm / 6h
References:
RIC 13
RSC 77
BMC 15
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1600 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD Exterior12 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia theater 2nd century AD, exterior. The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_TH_au.JPG

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD panorama13 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia, theater 2nd century AD, panorama

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Theatre_panorama.jpg

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Marc Antony LEGIO ? - IMPVES Countermark9 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO ? IMPVES Countermark

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC. Countermarked 74-79 AD at Ephesus.
Coin fair to poor. Countermark aVF.
18.7 mm / 2.873 g

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / III VIR*R*P*C"
Reverse: "LEG ?", aquila between two legionary standards. Countermark "IMPVES" (IMP ligate, VE ligate)

Ex: Forum Ancient Coins (2019)
Ex: L.O.H.

cf Crawford 544/14, BMCRR II East 190. RSC I 27 ff. Countermark Howgego 839 (Vespasian).

MyID: 059A.

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsTenthGenJun 23, 2019
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Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Restoration LEGIO VI8 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

LEGIO VI

Rome mint, 165 - 166 A.D.
VF, toned, shallow scratches, small edge split
18.6 mm / 3.329 g / 0°

Rare

Obverse: "ANTONINVS AVGVR III VIR R P C", War galley, four oarsmen visible, rowing left over waves.
Reverse: "ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST", Aquila in center between two legionary standards, "LEG VI" in center above exergue.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2019 RS89767-165
Ex Collection of a Texas Wine Doctor
Ex CNG e-auction 401 (2017) lot 539.

BMCRE IV p 456, 501, RIC III 248, 443, RSC I Antony 83

MyID: 058A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsTenthGenJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Temple of Apollo 16 viewsThe ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Side, Antalya, Turkey.

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. The well-preserved city walls provide an entrance to the site through the Hellenistic main gate (Megale Pyle) of the ancient city, although this gate from the 2nd century BC is badly damaged. Next comes the colonnaded street, whose marble columns are no longer extant; all that remains are a few broken stubs near the old Roman baths. The street leads to the public bath, restored as a museum displaying statues and sarcophagi from the Roman period. Next is the square agora with the remains of the round Tyche and Fortuna temple (2nd century BC), peripteral with twelve columns, in the middle. In later times it was used as a trading center where pirates sold slaves. The remains of the theater, which was used for gladiator fights and later as a church, and the monumental gate date back to the 2nd century. The early Roman Temple of Dionysus is near the theater. The fountain gracing the entrance is restored. At the left side are the remains of a Byzantine Basilica. A public bath has also been restored. The remaining ruins of Side include three temples, an aqueduct, and a nymphaeum.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunrise_apollo_side.jpg
Photo by Saffron Blaze, via http://www.mackenzie.co
Date: 21 October 2011
Authorization: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 350-300 BC 25mm 8.38g Pegasi 649 viewsPegasos flying left./Helmeted head of Athena left,behind wreath of olive leaves.Grant HJun 23, 2019
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Temnos, Aeolis, AE124 viewsTemnos, Aeolis, AE12, 3rd-1st century BC. Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / T-A, bunch of grapes on vine. SNG Cop 256; Lindgren I 415; SNG Stockholm 2221; BMC 5.Pericles J2Jun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3126,_D-5552,_Alexandria,_Eagle_left,_L-B,_across_the_field,_KG_112_5,_year_2_276-7AD,_Q-001,_11h,_18,5-20,3mm,_6,91g-s~0.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1 51 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-B, across the field.
exergue: L/B//--, diameter: 18,5-20,3mm, weight: 6,91g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., L-B Year 2., ref: Geissen-3126, Dattari-5552, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.5,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3126,_D-5552,_Alexandria,_Eagle_left,_L-B,_across_the_field,_KG_112_5,_year_2_276-7AD,_Q-001,_11h,_18,5-20,3mm,_6,91g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1 51 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-B, across the field.
exergue: L/B//--, diameter: 18,5-20,3mm, weight: 6,91g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., L-B Year 2., ref: Geissen-3126, Dattari-5552, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.5,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3148,_D-5540,_K-G_112_28,_Alexandria,_Nike,_E-L_right__(year_5),_279-80_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,3-18,0mm,_7,15g-s~0.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, -/LЄ//--, Nike flying right, #151 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, -/LЄ//--, Nike flying right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike, in long chiton, flying right carrying palm and wreath, LЄ in the right field.
exergue: -/LЄ//--, size: 17,3-18,0mm, weight: 7,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3148, Dattari-5540, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.28,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3148,_D-5540,_K-G_112_28,_Alexandria,_Nike,_E-L_right__(year_5),_279-80_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,3-18,0mm,_7,15g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, -/LЄ//--, Nike flying right, #152 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, -/LЄ//--, Nike flying right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike, in long chiton, flying right carrying palm and wreath, LЄ in the right field.
exergue: -/LЄ//--, size: 17,3-18,0mm, weight: 7,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3148, Dattari-5540, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.28,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-29452 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.01g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 294 (C). BMC 231.
Obv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 177. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

An exquisite sestertius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus featuring his patron deity Minerva. DIVI AVG VESP F tells us the coin was struck after Vespasian's deification. The date of Vespasian's consecratio is dated by the epigraphic evidence sometime between September 8, 79 - May 29, 80, so this sestertius could not have been struck much earlier than June 80. The Minerva reverse was one of the more common types struck during this second bronze issue for Domitian Caesar under Titus.

Although fine portraits can occasionally be seen in silver, it is on the larger canvas of the bronze where the full flower of Roman imperial portraiture can be seen. This sestertius has one of the finest portraits of Domitian I've come across. A superb example of the imperial engraver's art.
6 commentsDavid AthertonJun 23, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos20 viewsSilver, 22 mm, 7.82 g, 9 h
Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing with spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ.
Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident with his left; to left, K; below, dolphin.
HN Italy 937. Vlasto 607.
1 commentsLeoJun 23, 2019
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Anonymous Ӕ Uncia. Rome, 211 BC.3 viewsObv.Helmeted head of Roma right; pellet behind.
Rev.Prow right; ROMA above; pellet in exergue.
References: Crawford 56/7; BMCRR Rome 268.
4.4g, 19mm.
CanaanJun 23, 2019
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PHOENICIA, Sidon. Mazaios (Mazday). Satrap of Eber Nari, 353-333 BC. AR Sixteenth Shekel 4 viewsObv.Phoenician galley left, waves below.
Rev.Persian king or hero, holding dagger in right hand,standing right, fighting lion standing left.
References: HGC 10, 265.
0.95mm and 0.65 grams.
CanaanJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Temple of Tyche on the commercial agora18 viewsThere are two agoras: a commercial one and one, called "State agora." On the commercial one there is a round temple, well-restored, that was dedicated to Tyche. The agora is over 8000 square meters, surrounded by columns, with shops, exedras and latrines and washing places. On it inconceivable numbers of slaves must have been traded, for during part of its history Side was a major center for pirates who stationed their fleet here. In the center stood a temple for the protective goddess of the city, Tyche. The present construction dates from the 2nd century A.D., it was in use in Byzantine times.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Tyche_temple_on_agora_6140.jpg

Author, Date: Dosserman, 20 February 2015

Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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5 viewsPtolemy AE22 8.53g. Governer? Likeness of Marc AntonyDavid C13Jun 23, 2019
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4 viewsRoman looking AE20 with Pietas reverse. Uncertain late Roman imitative coin. 4.65g.
David C13Jun 23, 2019
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5 viewsPtolemy AE16 (3.71g.)
David C13Jun 23, 2019
Phrygia,_Eumeneia,_005_Tiberius_(14-37_AD),_Tiberius_r_,_Bull_r_,_BMC_35,_RPC_3144,_Q-001,_6h,_16-17mm,_5,72g-s~0.jpg
Phrygia, Eumeneia, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.52 viewsPhrygia, Eumeneia, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 5,72 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Phrygia, Eumeneia, date: 35-36 A.D.,
ref: RPC I. 3144, BMC Phrygia 35,
Q-001
quadransJun 22, 2019
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Eumeneia, RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.60 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Eumeneia, RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 5,72 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Phrygia, Eumeneia, date: 35-36 A.D.,
ref: RPC I. 3144, BMC Phrygia 35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 22, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa28 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly r., wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and wire necklace. Border of dots.
Rev: reverse horse crouching l., l. foreleg raised, preparing to roll and lie down. ΛAPI above horse and ΣAIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 380 - 365 BC1; Weight: 5.812g; Diameter: 20.8mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: BCD Thessaly I 1149; BCD Thessaly II 283; McClean 4623; HGC 4 441; Lorber - Shahar, Middle Series 1 Type A (O1/R42

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I.
2Unfortunately this website no longer functions and it will not be brought back up (Catharine Lorber, personal communication, September 7, 2018).
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website no longer functions.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
3 commentsTracy AielloJun 22, 2019
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)6 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 2.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Bust facing, pointed beard, wearing a tiara with earflaps; at right inscription (?). Reverse: Tyche left seated on a column; in front, a palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #79.50.museumguyJun 22, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD14 viewsThe great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Theatre_4192.jpg

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 22, 2019
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rsc070a_25 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath & rudder on a globe.
19 mm, 2.74 gms

RSC 70a, RIC 95
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Sardes, Lydia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΤΡΙϹ →ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, lion advancing, left, raising paw; before, fly; above, star.
25 mm, 8.30 gms

RPC Online 4493, BMC 172
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate head right.
Rev: ΚΥΖΙ-ΚΗΝΩN, lighted torch around which a serpent is coiled, head right.
22 mm, 7.10 gms

RPC Online---
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Anazarbos, Cilicia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ. laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: ΑΝΑΖΑΡ up left, ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ down right, ΑΜΚ above, three agonistic crowns on a three-legged table, Γ-Β between legs.
29 mm, 11.20 gms

SNG Levante 1429; SNG Leypold 2240; RPC VI online 7282
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NIK-A-I-EΩN, front view of hexastyle temple, with round object in pediment.
25 mm, 4.76 gms

RPC Online 3130; CNG EA 332, lot 180 (RPC Online calls for a star in pediment--however at least one of their example coins shows a round object in pediment--possibly a wreath or globe, as seen on this coin.)
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius76 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. S C, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak around waist, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

34mm 25.46g

RIC 113

Ex Portuguese Collection, purchased 2019.
Ex A. E. Cahn, Auction 75, 30th May 1932, lot 1017.

Curtis Clay
This example: no. 102d (A139/P184) in Kraays unpublished die catalogue (Cahn 75, 1017).
Other examples of the same dies: BMC 570, Hall 1189, Fitzwilliam 59.

The reverse type of Mars advancing (and likely an image of Mars Ultor) is common to all three Flavians. The representation of Mars is different from the Augustan types but likely has a similar inference – here being that of avenging the rebellion of the Jews. Even so the connection to earlier Augustan issues was probably well recognized at the time. (NAC)
4 commentskcJun 22, 2019
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Baktria, Kings, Menander I Soter (cc. 165/155–130 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Bop 13B, AY/-//--, Athena Alkidemos standing left, #153 viewsBaktria, Kings, Menander I Soter (cc. 165/155–130 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Bop 13B, AY/-//--, Athena Alkidemos standing left, #1
avers: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ, diademed, draped bust of Menander right.
reverse: Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, viewed from behind, standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand & holding shield on extended left arm, AY monogram in left field.
exergue: AY/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 2,26g, axes: 0h,
mint: Baktria, Kings, Menander I Soter, date: cc. 165/155–130 B.C.,
ref: Bop 13B,
Q-001
quadransJun 22, 2019
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1947 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-19476 views JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-1947
OBV Christ Bearded and Nimbate , wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon a throne without back: r. hand raised in benediction , holds gospels in l.

REV Half length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin , holding between them Partriarcghal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upeer left field.

Size 29mm

Weight 4.5gm

Thicker metal than Constantinople issue, very difficult to differentiate between the same issue from different mints.
SimonJun 22, 2019
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Pergamon, Mysia (133 - 67 B.C)25 viewsAR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
O:  Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake emerges, all within wreath of ivy with berries.
R: Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; above, ME, prytaneis monogram, and A (controls), (Pergamon monogram) to left, serpent-entwined thyrsos to right.
11.36g
26mm
Kleiner, Hoard 40; SNG BN 1744

Ex. Glenn Schinke, March 1995
4 commentsMatJun 22, 2019
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BCC LS1410 viewsLead Seal
6th Century CE
Obv: Facing portrait, nimbate,
Mother and Child. Possible symbols
to left and right (cross?)
Rev: Cruciform monogram with Greek letters:
θ, E, Λ, Ρ, I, O, Υ,
Eleutheriou
20.5 x 19mm. 7.85gm. Axis:0
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJun 22, 2019
Arcadia,_Tegea,_cc__450-400_BC_,_AR_Tetartemorion,_Helmeted_head_of_Athena_left,__Letter_T_within_shallow_incuse_square__Traite_976__Q-001,_4h,_5mm,_0,27g-s.jpg
Arcadia, Tegea, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Tetartemorion, Traite 976, -/-//--, Letter T, Scarce!59 viewsArcadia, Tegea, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Tetartemorion, Traite 976, -/-//--, Letter T, Scarce!
avers: Helmeted head of Athena left.
reverse: Letter T, a small dot on the top, within shallow incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 5,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 4h,
mint: Arcadia, Tegea, date: cc. 5th. century B.C.,
ref: Traite 976, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 21, 2019
Caria,_Uncertain,_cc__5th_century_BC_,_AR-Hemiobol,_Confronted_foreparts_of_two_bulls,_Incuse_punch,_SNG_Keckman_-,_Rosen_-,_Q-001,_0h,_7mm,_0,56g-s.jpg
Caria, Uncertain, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Incuse punch, Rare!60 viewsCaria, Uncertain, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Incuse punch, Rare!
avers: Confronted foreparts of two bulls.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0mm, weight: 0,56g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Uncertain, date: cc. 5th. century B.C.,
ref: SNG Kayhan -, SNG Keckman -, Rosen -, Rare!
Q-001
quadransJun 21, 2019
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I made this.43 viewsI thought I would post this here since my coin collecting led me to do it. This is a coin for Takeda Hamono who is a 60-year-old blacksmith from Niimi Japan. He makes fantastic knives by hand with his family. He had this design made for him to use on stickers and some other things and he was kind enough to allow me to use it. This is the first prototype and it's not quite complete. It's going to take a bath in acid next (it's made with carbon steel) to give it a black finish and then we're burnishing it to make the design pop. The mint that did this for us is Shire Post. 1 commentsMark R1Jun 21, 2019
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ARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). 19 viewsARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). NGC MS 4/5 - 3/5. Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet with upturned cheek flap; Λ behind / Κ-Λ-H, horse galloping right, trailing rein. BCD Peloponnesos 1420-1. 2 commentsMark R1Jun 21, 2019
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RIC 0555 Domitianus69 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius - 20.86 mm 3.560 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st group)
RIC 555 (R2) - RSC 66 - BMCRE unlisted - BNF 113
ex Rauch Auction 108 Lot 160
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 21, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus - RESTITVT ORBIS16 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
RESTITVT ORBIS
Aurelian standing left on right, holding scepter, being crowned by Orbis to left. K•A•B• in exergue.

RIC Vi 298f, C 197
1 commentsHarry GJun 21, 2019
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-11019 viewsHorned head of river-god left,wearing taenia/Eagle standing left on Ionic column,head reverted,in left field crab,in right field value mark.Grant HJun 21, 2019
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nicaea002b5 viewsElagabalus
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: [Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤ]ΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: NI left, KA/I right, →EΩN, front view of hexastyle temple, with globe in pediment.
22 mm, 4.60 gms

Cf. RPC Online 3113; CNG 378, lot 310
Charles MJun 21, 2019
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05 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Arles. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear falling horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark PARL
RIC Arles 103 variant?
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 20, 2019
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Indo-Scythian Kings, Azes II, (35 B.C.-5 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, Mitchiner (MIG) VI, Azes II (G) Type 848h, Athena holding spear and shield, #174 viewsIndo-Scythian Kings, Azes II, (35 B.C.-5 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, Mitchiner (MIG) VI, Azes II (G) Type 848h, Athena holding spear and shield, #1
avers: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY (Greek legend "of the Great King of Kings Azes"), Azes II. in military dress, on a horse, holding whip and spear.
reverse: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, monogram at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa rajadirasa mahatasa / ayasa.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0-25,0mm, weight: 9,67g, axes: 3h,
mint: Azes II, date: 35 B.C.-5 A.D., ref: Mitchiner (MIG) VI, Azes II (G) Type 848h. Taxila Sirsukh B., Chapter 18, page 552, the 21st coin.
Q-001
4 commentsquadransJun 20, 2019
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PAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h)28 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h). About VF. Ca. 430-400 BC. Pomegranate, beaded border / Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, all within shallow incuse square. SNG France 628-9. SNG von Aulock 4765. 3 commentsMark R1Jun 20, 2019
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CILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU10 viewsCILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU 3/5 - 5/5, die shift. Side-view of fortified city walls with three crenelated towers, soldiers (?) on patrol between towers / Forepart of bull kneeling right, ankh to lower right. BMC -. SNG France 2 -. SNG Levante -. Casabonne -.

The attribution to Tarsus is based on the style and fabric of the flan, as well as the ankh symbol on the reverse. This symbol was clearly important to the people of Tarsus as the Great King is sometimes depicted carrying it upward by the shaft (cf. SNG France 2, 209); or displayed by itself as on the obol issue cf. SNG France 2, 207; or sometime as a device decorating the fields as on the previous lot in this sale. Another connecting theme is seen on satrapal Tarsus staters of the 4th century BC with lion and bull above crenelated city walls.
Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF9 viewsPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF. Ecbatana, ca. 120/19-109 BC. Diademed, draped bust of Mithradates II left, wearing long pointed beard / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ EΠIΦANOYΣ, archer in Parthian dress (Arsaces I) enthroned right, holding bow outward, cloak ends in pellet under throne; Δ in outer left field. Sunrise -. Shore 78. Sellwood 26.2.

Ex H. Schulman, private sale (June 1965).
Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h)10 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h). VF. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, holding reins in right hand and kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing to left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. BMC -. SNG France 2, 46. Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater 19 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater (19mm, 10.79 gm). Choice VF, Fine Style. Ca. 465-430 BC. Helmeted nude hoplite advancing right, spear forward in right hand, oval shield in left / Triskeles clockwise within incuse square. cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 429 (26 September 2018), lot 167, otherwise unpublished. Fine style for the series. 2 commentsMark R1Jun 20, 2019
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35 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome, AD 113-114. IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / COS VI P P SPQR, Trajan's column surmounted by statue of the emperor; at base, two eagles. RIC 307; BMCRE 522; RSC 115. 3.53g, 20mm, 6h.
Of all of the truly monumental buildings and commemorative structures which the emperor Trajan built, only one, the Columna Traiani, has survived in a reasonable state of completeness. Indeed, it appears almost identical in person as it does on coins, except that the statue of Trajan that originally surmounted it was replaced in 1588 with a statue of St. Paul. When completed, the column occupied a prominent place between two libraries, the Basilica Ulpia and the Temple of Trajan and Plotina. The column was massive: it was over 12 feet in diameter at its base, and rose to a height of nearly 130 feet. Its core was comprised of 34 blocks of Carrara white marble that were made hollow so as to accommodate a circular staircase of 185 steps. The most remarkable feature of the column, however, was its ornamentation, for the friezes on its exterior are some of the most inspiring works of art ever produced. Monumental in scope and execution, they record Trajan’s two Dacian campaigns, from 101-3 and 104-6. All told, there are more than 2,500 individually sculpted figures distributed among more than 150 scenes. The emperor himself is represented no less than fifty times – not a surprise considering his penchant for commemorative architecture and his pride in having added Dacia to the provinces of the empire. “ Source: NAC”

Ex Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
4 commentspaul1888Jun 20, 2019
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PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Obol16 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right with profile eye.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; [all within incuse square].
Gitler & Tal IX.1O.
(9.5mm, 0.85g). Nice brown toning
1 commentsCanaanJun 20, 2019
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RIC 554 Titus63 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT4Jun 19, 2019
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29. Trebonianus Gallus.40 viewsAntoninianus, ca 252 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gallus.
Reverse: APOLL SALVTARI / Apollo standing, holding branch and a lyre set on a rock.
3.82 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #32; Sear #9627.

In his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire, author Kyle Harper suggests the plague described by Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, was not a localized plague of some sort, but was one and the same with the plague that ravaged the Roman Empire during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus and several of his successors.

The plague was first reported in Alexandria in 249 AD, and by 251 AD it had made its way to Rome where the boy emperor Hostilian died from it. Harper says (p, 138), “The Plague of Cyprian is in the background of imperial history from ca. AD 249 to AD 262, possibly with even later effects around AD 270.”

Harper also presents a case that the plague was either pandemic influenza (similar to that of 1918) or a viral hemorrhagic fever (similar to the Ebola virus of today).

Coins with the reverse legend APOLL SALVTARI (“Apollo the Healer”) exist on coins of Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Aemilian, and Valerian I. This reverse type is certainly to be interpreted as an appeal to Apollo for deliverance from the plague that was spreading through the Empire at this time.
3 commentsCallimachusJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-113266 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.45g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1132 (R). BMC 799.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: CAESAR AVG F DES IMP AVG F COS DES II; S C in exergue; Titus and Domitian stg. front, each with spear and parazonium
Acquired from Romae Aeternae, June 2019.

An iconic dynastic sestertius struck during Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71. The type was struck both at Rome and Lyon (ancient Lugdunum) and announced Vespasian's intention to found a dynasty. Mattingly in BMCRE II calls it a 'famous' type placing the figures on the reverse as Titus on the left and Domitian on the right. While that is a conventional numismatic placement for the two Caesares, here we see the figure on the left holding a parazonium an attribute of an imperator, which of the two could only be Titus. Conversely, the figure on the left is holding something smaller (a roll?) that does not appear to be a parazonium, despite the above RIC description. The reverse legend corresponds for this placement of the figures with the first half of the legend CAES AVG F DES for Domitian on the left, the second half IMP AVG F COS DES II for Titus on the right. The legend has caused confusion over the years with some numismatists creating the phantom title Designatus Imperator for Titus. The title COS is implied for Domitian after DES in the legend, a kind of numismatic shorthand if you will. Gunnar Seelentag attempted to clear up the matter up in Numismatic Chronicle, Vol 167 (2007), but doubts remain. Curtis Clay has proposed that the traditional view of Titus on the left and Domitian on the right is correct, pointing out that both are holding a parazonium, theorising Titus' is hidden behind his body with only the handle showing. His arguments in full can be read here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=44488.0 The reverse type itself is fairly rare with only a handful of specimens coming to market each decade, this Lugdunese specimen is much scarcer than those from Rome. Flavian dynastic types are far more common in silver.

Fantastic style with old cabinet toning. Same reverse die as Gemini IX, lot 414.

NB: Special thanks to Curtis Clay for additional numismatic information.
7 commentsDavid AthertonJun 19, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados. Ca. 176 - 116 B.C.10 viewsPhoenicia, Arados. Ca. 176 - 116 B.C. Ae 19.0~19.6mm. 6.77g. Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; palm over shoulder. Rev: Poseidon reclining left on prow, crowning Athena on bow with wreath and holding trident. Duyrat Series 7; SNG Cop 62-7ddwauJun 19, 2019
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Antiochus I Soter 281 - 261 B.C.13 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C. Ae 18.2mm. 5.96g. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central tondo. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, horned elephant r., dotted border. Controls: M(arc dot)E and club (upper field), jawbone in ex. SC 339.4ddwauJun 19, 2019
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Gratian (RIC 27f, Coin #764)10 viewsRIC 27f (Scarce), AR Siliqua, Trier, 367 - 375 AD
OBV: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: VRBS ROMA (TRPS), Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on a globe and an inverted sceptre.
SIZE: 19.1mm, 1.88g
(Much less common than the TRPS● mintmark)
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Julian II (RIC 295, Coin #765)13 viewsRIC 295, AR Siliqua, Arles, 360 - 363 AD
OBV: D N IVLIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: VOTIS V MVLTIS X (TCON), Four lines of text in a wreath.
SIZE: 17.8mm, 1.76g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 246, Coin #766)8 viewsRIC 246, AR Denarius, Rome, 214 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Genius of the Senate standing facing, head left, branch in right hand, short scepter in left.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.30g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Diocletian (RIC 325, Coin #767)9 viewsRIC 325, Silvered Antoninianus, Antioch, 285 AD
OBV: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (●XXI), Diocletian standing left holding parazonium; facing
Jupiter presenting Victory on a globe offering wreath, and holding long scepter vertical behind in left.
SIZE: 21.7mm, 4.22g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 130a, Coin #768)9 viewsRIC 130a, AR Denarius, Rome, 201 - 206 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate and draped bust right, from behind.
REV: INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis riding lion right over water gushing from rock, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left hand.
SIZE: 18.4mm, 2.20g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 238a, Coin #769)10 viewsRIC 238a (Scarce), AR Denarius, Rome, 214 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, branch in right hand, resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.24g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Lucius Verus (RIC 491, Coin #770)9 viewsRIC 491, AR Denarius, Rome, 162 - 163 AD
OBV: IMP L VERVS AVG, Bare head right.
REV: PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing half left, globe in extended right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
SIZE: 18.7mm, 3.18g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Severus Alexander (RIC 239, Coin #771)12 viewsRIC 239, AR Denarius, Rome, 232 AD
OBV: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI PROPVGNATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding eagle and preparing to hurl thunderbolt.
SIZE: 19.7mm, 2.82g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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L. Mussidius Longus (RSC I Mussidia 6b, Coin #772)11 viewsRSC I Mussidia 6b, AR Denarius, Rome, 42 BC
OBV: CONCORDIA, Diademed and veiled bust of Concordia.
REV: L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Shrine of Venus Cloacina: circular platform with trellis-pattern balustrade and inscribed CLOACIN, surmounted by two statues of the Venus Cloacina, each resting right hand on cippus, Venus on the left holds a flower in left, stairs to left.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.98g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Carinus (RIC V-2 212, Coin #773)9 viewsRIC V-2 212, Silvered Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 283 AD
OBV: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front.
REV: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing slightly left, scales in right hand, scepter in left hand, A (1st officina) right.
SIZE: 22.4mm, 2.56g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Constantius Gallus (RIC 87, Coin #774)19 viewsRIC 87, AE2, Nicomedia, 351 - 355 AD
OBV: D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (●SMNE), Soldier spearing fallen horseman.
SIZE: 22.9mm, 6.00g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Probus (RIC 157, Coin #775)15 viewsRIC 157, Silvered Antoninianus, Rom, 276 - 282 AD
OBV: IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: ADVENTVS AVG (R * S), Probus on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long
scepter in left hand, bound captive seated left in front of horse below raised right foreleg.
SIZE: 23.4mm, 3.86g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Trajan Decius (RIC 2b, Coin #776)6 viewsRIC 2b (Scarce), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 249 AD
OBV: IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: DACIA, Dacia standing half left, wearing robe reaching feet, staff topped with a ass's head in right hand.
SIZE: 23.5mm, 3.46g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Maxentius (RIC 210, Coin #777)8 viewsRIC 210, AE Follis, Rome, 308 - 310 AD
OBV: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: CONSERV VRB SVAE (RBT), Roma seated facing in ornate hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, spear in left hand, shield at side to right, wreath in pediment, knobs as acroteria.
SIZE: 25.3mm, 5.84g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Postumus (RIC V-2 58, Coin #778)5 viewsRIC V-2 58, Billon Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 265 - 268 AD
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing half left, long grounded caduceus in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
SIZE: 22.2mm, 3.62g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Licinius I (RIC 18, Coin #779)7 viewsRIC 18 (R1), Billon Follis, Alexandria, 316 - 317 A.D
OBV: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (ALE), Jupiter standing left, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe offering wreath in right hand, long scepter in left hand, eagle with wreath in beak at feet left, K left, wreath / X / B right.
SIZE: 20.8mm, 3.64g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian (RIC 75, Coin #780)16 viewsRIC 75, AR Denarius, Rome, 74 AD
OBV: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: TR P COS V PON MAX, Winged caduceus.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.18g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Galerius (RIC 105a, Coin #781)7 viewsRIC 105a, AE Follis, Alexandria, 308 - 310 AD
OBV: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: GENIO IMPERATORIS (ALE), Genius standing left, cornucopia in left hand, pouring libations from patera in right, K left, delta / P right.
SIZE: 26.4mm, 6.30g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Geta (RIC 38b, Coin #782)6 viewsRIC 38b, AR Denarius, Rome, 205 AD
OBV: GETA CAES PONT COS, Draped bust right, from behind.
REV: VOTA PVBLICA, Geta, togate, sacrificing left over lit altar from patera in right, scroll in left.
SIZE: 19.1mm, 3.60g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Licinius I (RIC 52, Coin #783)6 viewsRIC 52 (R1), AE Follis, Heraclea, 321 - 324 AD
OBV: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI (SMHA), Jupiter standing left holding scepter and Victory,
eagle standing left, head upturned, with wreath in beak. To right, bound and seated captive, head left.
SIZE: 19.5mm, 3.62g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Aurelian (RIC 298, Coin #784)6 viewsRIC 298, Silvered Antoninianus, Serdica, 275 AD
OBV: IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
REV: RESTITVT ORBIS (KAB), Woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor; Star in lower center.
SIZE: 23.1mm, 3.56g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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L. Julius Bursio (RSC Julia 5b, Coin #785)8 viewsRSC Julia 5b, AR Denarius, Rome, 85 BC
OBV: Laureate head of Neptune right; trident and control mark behind.
REV: L IVLI BVRSIO, Victory driving a quadriga right, holding wreath palm.
SIZE: 20.4mm, 4.02g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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C. Postumius (RSC Postumia 9, Coin #786)9 viewsRSC Postumia 9, AR Denarius, Rome, 74 BC
OBV: Draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver at her shoulder.
REV: C POSTVMI, Hound running right, spear below.
SIZE: 18.6mm, 3.68g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Leo VI (SBCV 1729, Coin #787)7 viewsMacedonian Dynasty, SBCV 1729, AE Follis, Constantinople, 870 - 920 AD
OBV: + LEOn bASILVS Rom, Bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand.
REV: + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, Inscription in four lines.
SIZE: 26.2mm, 8.22g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D. Drachm12 viewsPhraates bronze drachm, weight 3.6gr..15 mm diameter
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 on shoulder with right hand, bow in left.
Vant Haaff 14.6.1-3;
Attributed by BobL..
Paul R3Jun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Hemidrachm13 viewsSICILY
Syracuse
Struck under Timoleon and the Third Democracy
Ca. 343 - 317 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (Corinthian Standard)
Av.: Female head left; Lion head to her right - EY below
Rev.: Forepart Pegasus flying left - ΣYPAKOΣIΩN around
1,11 Gr.
SNG ANS 5, no. 1185
HGC Vol. 2, 1406 (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Litra11 viewsSyracuse
Litra
415 - 405 BC
Av.: (ΣYPAKOΣION). Head of Arethousa right, wearing pearl tainia
Rev.: Octopus
0,66 Gr.,
SGN ANS 5, nos. 282-283, 286
HGC 2 - 1379 Var. (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Litra15 viewsSyracuse
Litra
415 - 405 BC
Av.: (ΣYPAKOΣION). Head of Arethousa right, wearing sphendone
Rev.: Octopus
0,60 Gr.,
SGN ANS 5, nos. 282-283, 286
HGC 2 - 1379 (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Piakos - Onkia12 viewsPiakos
Onkia
AE (12 - 14 mm)
420 - 40 BC.
Av.: (ΓIAK )/ Horned head of river god left, wreathed with reeds. (Value mark ...)
Rev.: Hound at bay right, Oak Spray above.
1,12 Gr.
CNS III, p. 199, no. 3
HGC 2 - 1102 (R1)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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hhj8.26.46.12_29 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OCIC, in left field above roof, CTP, in right field above roof, O/N. statue of Artemis with bow and hound at her feet within tetrastyle temple.
26 mm, 12.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.12
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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bmc19611 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
29 mm, 15.70 gms


BMC 196
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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bmc11512 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TPIΠO Λ I TωN →BΛΦ, lighted altar, approached by steps, of Zeus Hagios centered within a structure with four columns on tall bases; within impediment a facing bust; on left Sol radiate, raised right hand; on left Luna with crescent on head holding torch.
28 mm, 15.10 gms


BMC 115; SNG Cop 292
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COLIVL AVGFEL→BE R, Temple with four columns, pellet in pediment, steps leading up to it; within figure of Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, dolphin in right hand and left hand on trident.
25 mm, 11.80 gms

BMC 220-223: SNG Cop 121
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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balanea0019 viewsElagabalus
Balanea (as Leucas-Claudia), Coele-Syria

Obv: AVT K MA ANTΩN[ЄINOC C]Є, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΛЄVK Δ[IΩN], Sol, standing in facing quadriga, holding scepter and globe, date in exergue not legible.
27 mm, 14.87 gms

Lindgren-Kovacs 2188 (Note: Lindgren's description calls for a radiate bust but the plate coin shows a laureate bust.)
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa37 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of he head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring represented by three pellets in a vertical line, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll, small plant (control mark) below. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.869g; Diameter: 18.3mm; Die axis: 0 º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 30, 61; BCD Thessaly I 1156; BCD Thessaly II 323 var. [same obv. die, but no trident (control mark) below the horse pointing to the left].

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.

3 commentsTracy AielloJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius26 viewsVespasian AR Denarius (70 CE Jan-June)
Weight: 2.95 g 17.5 mm
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian right
Rev: COS ITER TR POT, Pax seated left, holding olive branch and caduceus
RIC 29
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numismatics on Vcoins June 16, 2019
2 commentsorfewJun 18, 2019
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Thessaly, Pharkadon - Thessalos, Horse21 viewsThessaly, Pharkadon
Hemidrachm, circa 440-400 BC
Obv.: Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of forepart of bull right
Rev.: Φ A P/K AΔ O around from upper left (K retrograde), forepart of bridled horse right; all within incuse square
Ag, 2.70g, 16mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 603
1 commentsshanxiJun 18, 2019
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 740 - Faustina II, Aeternitas 13 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe surmounted by phoenix, and leaning on column.
Ag, 2.79g, 17.5mm
Ref.: RIC 740, CRE 157 [R2]
shanxiJun 18, 2019
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German Notgeld: Arzberg, Bavaria (Private Issue)17 viewsCity: Arzberg (Private Issue)
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: MITGLIEDER KAUFT IN EURER – GENOSSENSCHAFT, two clasped hands.
Reverse: KONS. – VER. FUR ARZBERG & UMGEBUNG – 10 Pfg., in center.
Date: No Date
Grade: XF
Catalog #: Funck 31.2
Matt InglimaJun 18, 2019
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26 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.82 g, 7h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; star of eight rays to left / Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching with wand held in right hand globe set on base. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22.

From the Fay Beth Wedig Collection.
2 commentspaul1888Jun 18, 2019
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Trajan Denarius Annona19 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan 98-117 CE
Diameter: 19 mm, Weight: 3.56 grams, Die axis: 7h

Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
Laureate bust to right, with medusa aegis

Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Annona standing left, holding grain ears in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left, modius to left, stern of galley to right.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Dates between 103 and 111 CE

Ex Silbury Coins
1 commentsPharsalosJun 18, 2019
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Bruttium Kroton AR Nomos / Tripod25 viewsAttribution: SNG ANS 264
Date: 480-430 BC
Obverse: Tripod with legs terminating in lions feet
Reverse: Incuse of obverse
Size: 19.07mm
Weight: 7.94 grams
Description: A nice nomos with sharp detail
2 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Argolis. Argos AR Hemidrachm / Wolf25 viewsAttribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1177
Date: 90-40BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left
Reverse: Large A, eagle standing right below
Size: 13.66 mm
Weight: 1.91 grams
Description: VF off center strike
3 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Lucania. Metapontum AR Nomos / Barley Ear18 viewsAttribution: HN Italy 1589
Date: 340-330 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Demeter left
Reverse: META, Ear of barley with leaf to left, Griffin above leaf
Size: 18.72 mm
Weight: 7.16 grams
Description: VF.
1 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)53 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm 
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to right. Year 6.
23mm
13.11g
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. 
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head. 
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero). 

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
8 commentsMatJun 17, 2019
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Unknown Sasanian Ar Drachm7 viewsUnknown ruler

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; two star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

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RLJun 17, 2019
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Khusro II Ar drachm8 viewsKhusro II. 590 - 628 AD.

Ram-Hormazd. Regnal Year: [??].

31mm., 3.93g.

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; one star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

AAAF
RLJun 17, 2019
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Khusro II Ar drachm8 viewsKhusro II. 590 - 628 AD.

Atrapatan. Regnal Year: [31. 620/621.??]

32mm., 3.98g.

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; one star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

AAAG
RLJun 17, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum. Ca. 280-228 B.C. AR litra32 views10.8 mm, .59 g, 11 h
Cockle-shell / Dolphin right; elephant below.
HN Italy -; SNG ANS -; Vlasto -.
Nice VF. Apparently unpublished control mark. "
4 commentsLeoJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld, Aachen, Rhineland14 viewsCity: Aachen
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 2 Mark
Obverse: STAD . AACHEN – 1920 – in center, 2 MARK
Reverse: ALFRED RETHEL 1816 – 1859, head of German painter Alfred Rethel facing, three-quarters to right.
Date: 1920
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Private Issue, Anton Knable 13 viewsCity: Stadtamhof
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: ANTON KNABLE – STADTAMHOFF – 1917, numeral 10 in center.
Reverse: No legend, Mercury seated, looking left, holding caduceus, a shield with the initials “AK,” an anchor below.
Date: 1917
Grade: About Very Fine
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Coblenz, Rhineland16 viewsCity: Coblenz
State: Rhineland
Denomination: ½ Mark
Obverse: STAD – COBLENZ – 1921 on each side of a triangle, ½ Mark within triangle.
Reverse: GÖRRES, bust of German writer Johann Joseph von Görres facing right.
Date: 1921
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn14 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: PETER HEN-LEIN, Statue of watchmaker Peter Heinlein, standing, looking at a pocket watch.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn13 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: WENZEL JAMNITZER, bust of goldsmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, facing right.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn13 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: PETER VISCHER, bust of sculptor Peter Vischer, facing three-quarters to right.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Weilburg, Hesse-Nassau14 viewsCity: Weilburg
State: Hesse-Nassau
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Weilburg – 1917 ✠, head of town mayor wearing steel helmet and facing right; artist name: W. O. PRACK.
Reverse: 10 Pf divided by oak tree with Coat of Arm at bottom of tree, Kleingeld – Ersatzmarke
Date: 1917
Grade: VF
Catalog #: L564.3
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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hj6.26.53.48 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, lion walking left.
16 mm, 2.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.4
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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bmc59_27 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ...KO ЄΔЄCCA, City goddess seated left on rock, holding corn ears over lighted altar. Below, river god swimming left.
24 mm, 7.22 gms

BMC 59, Babelon/Kurth 56
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: AV [M AV ANTO]NINVS ΓIVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AL-EX AVG, cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on basis, right, holding bow and patera over lighted tripod.
22 mm, 6.60 gms

RPC Online 3960
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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misc0046 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT KAI MAV ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate head of Elagabalus right.
Rev: Reversed incused image of obverse.
19 mm, 2.29 gms

No exact attribution possible.
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Trajan Denarius - Wheel9 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus Sol Invictus Globe - Serdica7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Commodus Provincial AE Nikopolis Greece River God5 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Constantius I Bronze Follis - Genius7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Diocletian AE Tetradrachm - Alexandria Egypt7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Lucius Verus Sestertius Chariot - Tourist Fake7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)8 viewsSean Connery holding coinWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Maximinus Thrax Provincial AE Deultum7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius Dacia8 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius Dacia - Strack Plate IX No. 7866 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Istanbul Yedikule Street8 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Istanbul Yedikule Towers5 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)7 viewsAlexander Tet
WilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Byzantine John II Hyperpyron Christ6 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Byzantine Justinian Follis7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Byzantine Justinian Solidus - Victory7 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Istanbul Hagia Sophia Cat6 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Istanbul Yedikule Entrance5 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ[ΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ], radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear. Countermark: "AK" in rectangular incuse.
Rev: ΠƐΡ-Γ-[Α]ΙΩΝ, front view of a distyle temple, within which cult statue of Pergaean Artemis, facing between crescent, to left, and star, to right; on either side of the statue, pilaster surmounted by eagle; in pediment, eagle.
23 mm, 7.19 gms

RPC Online 6117; SNG France 462-4, 468; BMC 41. Countermark: Howgego 513.
Charles MJun 16, 2019
Lydia,_Kings,_Sardes,_Cyrus_to_Darios_I_(Circa_550-539-520_BC),_AR-Siglos,_Confronted_Lion_and_Bull,_Berk_22,_BMC-,_Q-001,_0h,_12-16mm,_5,20g-s.jpg
Lydia, Kings, Sardes, Cyrus to Darius I., (cc. 550/539-520 B.C.), Berk 22, AR-Siglos, Incuse punch, #169 viewsLydia, Kings, Sardes, Cyrus to Darius I., (cc. 550/539-520 B.C.), Berk 22, AR-Siglos, Incuse punch, #1
avers: Confronted heads of a lion right and a bull left.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-16,0mm, weight: 5,20g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lydia, Kings, Sardes, date: time of Cyrus to Darius I., cc.550/539-520 B.C.,
ref: Berk 22, Traité I 409-11, SNG Kayhan I 1024-6,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 16, 2019
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Maximinus II (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Follis 8 viewsMAXIMINVS PF AVG - Laureate head right
IOVI CONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, wreath in left field, A in right field, dot SM dot TS dot in ex.
Exergue: dot SM dot TS dot


Mint: Thessalonica (312AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.73g / 23mm / 360
References:
RIC VI 50a, B
Acquisition/Sale: servuscoins Ebay $0.00 11/17
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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Hadrian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius10 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG - Laureate draped bust right
PONT MAX TR POT COS III S-C - Hadrian seated left on platform, extending hand to woman before him with child in arms and another to left, LIBERTAS RESTITVTA in ex.
Exergue: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA




Mint: Rome (119-122 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 24.12g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: R2
References:
RIC II 568
Cohen 949
BMC 1160
Banti 515
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 34th Silver Auction #406 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450-440 BC26mm 16.95 g 2h Jenkins 369 O 73/R 1489 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses./Forepart of man-headed bull right.within shallow incuse circle.Grant HJun 16, 2019
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Titus as Caesar RIC-62761 viewsÆ As, 10.28g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 627 (R). BMC p. 153 note.
Obv: T CAES IMP PON TR P COS II CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 164. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), acquired from O. Helbing of Munich, 1929; inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

Pax in various guises and types was struck repeatedly throughout Vespasian's reign for both himself and Titus Caesar. This variant with Pax leaning on a column was a perennial favourite. Pax's popularity on the coinage can perhaps be explained by Vespasian's construction of the Temple of Peace which was completed in 75.

Nice old cabinet toning.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJun 16, 2019
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Gadara

Obv: ...ANTW..., Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: Right upward, IAAΓ, left downward KCVP, in exergue,ΠOMΓAΔ, Zeus seated left on throne within hexastyle temple. AΠC in pediment.
25 mm, 13.98 gms

Spijkerman 76
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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samosata001c_37 viewsElagabalus
Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: CAMO-CATЄΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
32 mm, 16.33 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 22
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩKO, in left field, P, in right field, (OV), Hermes standing left holding purse and caduceus.
30 mm, 17.65 gms

Varbanov 1695
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Hermaios AE tetradrachm (imitation?)10 viewsHermaios. c. 90 - 70 BC.

25mm., 9.17g.

Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY (Basileos Soteros Hermaiou ... of King Hermaios, the Saviour)

Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand and bestowing blessing with right hand, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / heramayasa

References:

AAGW
RLJun 16, 2019
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Azes AR Drachm11 viewsAzes. Circa 58-12 BC.

15mm., 2.05g.

BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOΥ / AZOΥ. Azes right on horseback, holding spear; So in Kharosthi to right

Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, raising hand; monograms to left and right

References:

AADS
RLJun 16, 2019
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Zoilos II AR Drachm12 viewsZoilos II. 50-35 BC.

17mm., 1.64g.

BASILEWS SWTHROS ZWILOU, diademed and draped bust right

Kharoshthi legend around, Athena advancing left, holding aegis on horizontal shield; ODIKL monogram to right; kharoshthi letter "ri" to left

References: [Whitehead 535; BMC 4; Sear Greece 7708.]

AADH
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma13 viewsMenander. 165/155-130 BC.

18mm., 2.45g.

BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, bust of king Menander, viewed from behind, head left, wearing diadem and aegis, and thrusting spear held in right hand

Athena standing left., brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field.

References: MIG 224b

AADG
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma12 viewsMenander. 165/155-130 BC.

16.5mm., 2.34g.

Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear

Athena Alkidemos advancing left, monogram to right

References: Bopearachchi Série 16l; SNG ANS 879-92 (vendors); MIG 218c; Bop 145ff.

AAAD
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma12 viewsMenander. 165/155 -130 BC.

17mm., 2.31g.

BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROY, diademed, draped bust right

Kharosthi legend, Pallas Athena standing left, holding aegis in left arm and hurling thunderbolt with right; HA monogram in right field.

References: BMC 3; Whitehead 407.

AAAC
RLJun 16, 2019
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Yahudeya AE tetradrachm 10 viewsc. 190-250 AD.

25mm., 10.54g.

Kartikeya standing facing, holding a spear and akimbo, peocock near left foot. Legend: [Yagudeya ganesyaja tri]

Goddess Devasena walking to left with raised right hand, left hand on hip with conch left and 3 symbols right

References: http://murugan.org/research/suresh.htm

AAHE
RLJun 16, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 10 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Three-legged modius
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (41 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.21g / 17mm / 6h
References:
RIC I 84
BMCRE 179
Cohen 70
von Kaenel Type 63
Acquisition/Sale: holding_history eBay $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The modius was a roman unit for grain corresponding to 8.7 liters (2.3 gallons).

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD -This Coin
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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varb4400_26 viewsElagabalus
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, 7.70 gms

Varbanov 4400
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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emesa001c_28 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: MHTP..., Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
21 mm, 4.00 gms

BMC 21; Lindgren-Kovacs 2048
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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bmc599 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNЄINOC CЄB, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ...ЄΔЄCCA, City goddess seated left on rock, holding corn ears. Below, river god swimming right.
25 mm, 8.20 gms

BMC 59, Babelon/Kurth 56
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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S.807B Anglo-Saxon sceat12 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series O
S.807B
Type 40
O: Standing figure holding two crosses
R: Monster right

Ex- eBay
NapJun 15, 2019
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bmcxxx-49 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front..
Rev: SEP TYR..., Temple of the Phoenician Koinon seen in perspective from the right; murex shell below..
21 mm, 7.70 gms

BMC---; SNG Cop 368; Rouvier 2384
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius with As 90 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI S C, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

32/33mm 26.61g

Cohen- RIC II¹- (cf. 422) RIC II²- (cf. 73) BMC- Sear- (cf. 2323

Ex Münzhandel Henzen, MA-Shops, 2019.

This is an extremely rare Sestertius of Vespasian which obverse was strucked with a die of an As.
A similar piece with the same As die but reverse type "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" is in the Mazzini collection, listed under no. 255.
This coin is uncommonly sharp for example looking at the SC.
It is an interesting coin, I will be pleased for additional informations.

Thank you to Curtis Clay for the excellent following write-up:

"Not a trial strike or a mint error in my opinion, but an intentional sestertius obv. die, though why the portrait and legend were cut in middle-bronze size is anyone's guess!

The mint of Rome may have begun its bronze coin production of 71 with two short issues, of which this was the second, before settling on its main first obv. legend of the year,

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III.

The latest obv. legend on bronzes of the preceding year, 70 AD:

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS II DES III on sestertii (only 1 die), the same but CAES VESPASIAN and COS II D III on middle bronzes (also only 1 die, with bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r.). RIC 32-38. The middle bronzes of this issue might be dupondii or asses or both, since Vespasian had not yet restored the radiate crown as a denominational mark for his dupondii, as we will soon see. Kraay, a very competent practical numismatist, considered them asses; Carradice and Buttrey suggest dupondii, though without being able to assure us that at least one example is definitely in yellow orichalcum rather than red copper. Hopefully renewed examination of the few surviving specimens, or new specimens that are clearly either yellow or red, will eventually clarify the question.

My proposed first short issue of bronze coins in 71: with obv. legend omitting COS III, just

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P, RIC 50-65. Three such obv. dies are known on sestertii. The middle bronzes all have laureate busts, and at least one type definitely occurs both as a yellow dupondius and as a red As (RIC 64 with note), showing that by the beginning of 71 Vespasian had not yet reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii.

The second short issue of early in 71, to which KC's new acquisition belongs: obv. legend

IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III on sestertii (only 1 die, with portrait and legend in middle-bronze size, RIC 137-140 and KC's new piece).

On middle bronzes two slight variants of the same legend were used,

(a) CAES not CAESAR on the one known dupondius, RIC 141, Kraay plaster cast in Oxford, with Head radiate r. on obv., so Vespasian had now reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii, proving that this short issue was later than the other one that omits COS III.

(b) CAES not CAESAR as on the dupondius, but also T P instead of TR POT, Head laureate r., apparently an As, RIC 31, a unique coin in Oxford, formerly in my collection, ex Lanz Graz IV, 1974, Hohenkubin middle bronzes, lot 134. The obv. legend might appear to end just COS II, and Buttrey accepted this reading in RIC, though I had informed him that I believed it was just a slightly tooled COS III.

Coming at last to the point, the sestertius obv. die with middle-bronze-size portrait and legend cannot originally have been cut as an As obv. die, because the one certain As of this issue has a variant, slightly shorter, obv. legend, and because in that case no sestertius obv. dies at all would have been engraved for use in this short issue. I also suspect that the broad ring of empty space outside the dotted border on this obv. die, shown clearly by RIC pl. 20, 137, suggests that it was always meant to be a sestertius not a middle-bronze die.

The Fortuna Redux rev. die of KC's new coin had earlier been used in the COS II DES III issue of late 70 AD, RIC pl. 15, 33, giving some support to my suggestion that this second small issue of bronzes in 71 was probably produced quite early in the year. The same rev. die, as Kraay observed, was also used a little later with an obv. die of the main VESPASIANVS issue of 71, Paris pl. XLIV, 486. But it is not certain, of course, that these two small issues of bronze coins were produced one after the other early in 71, before the main VESPASIANVS issue had started, as I have here suggested. Perhaps they were instead produced early in 71 indeed, but as isolated experiments alongside the main VESPASIANVS issue."

Thanks to Alberto "FlaviusDomitianus"

"Your coin is apparently unpublished and belongs to a small issue of Sestertii described in RIC 2.1 page 69:

"(d) Variant group of sestertii with small (as) die ending VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT COS III - Pl. 20".

As noted by Carradice and Buttrey the obverse die has not be found on any As.

They are numbered from 137 to 141; since your reverse would be the first one in alfabetical order, it would probably get number 136A.

This small series is also discussed in the introduction (page 23)."

5 commentskcJun 15, 2019
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27 Anonymous issues. Time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius. Rome Quadrans 117-161 AD34 viewsReference.
RIC 27; C. 39

Obv.
Griffin seated right

Rev. S-C
Tripod.

2.49 gr
15 mm
9h
2 commentsokidokiJun 15, 2019
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 1939 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, horse's head.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, donkey's head
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 193. Babelon unlisted. BMCRR unlisted. CNR unknown
maridvnvmJun 15, 2019
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Herennia Etruscilla (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertius9 viewsHERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG - Diademed and draped bust right.
PVDICITIA AVG, SC in exergue - Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from head with right hand and long transverse sceptre in left.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (250 AD )
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.74g / 28mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 136b (Decius)
Banti 8
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #1255 $0.00 06/19

Wife of Trajan Decius

Rome mint, 6th officina. 3rd emission of Trajan Decius, AD 250.
Gary W2Jun 15, 2019
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Huvishka Æ Tetradrachm11 viewsHuvishka. Circa AD 152-192.

26mm., 15.8g.

Huvishka reclining left on couch

Mao standing left, extending right hand, placing left on hilt of sword; tamgha to left

References:

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Kanishka I AE drachm9 viewsKanishka I. c. 127–150 AD

18mm., 4.6g.

Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left, Bactrian legend around: [þAO KA ... NηþKI (King Kanishka)?]

Solar deity Mithra standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, radiate nimbus around head, Bactrian legend right: [MIþAO?], tamgha at left

References:

AADL
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKINOΠOΛITΩN, Telesphorus standing facing
16 mm, 2.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.13
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and staff
17 mm, 3.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.18
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩN Π]POC I →CTPΩ, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in right hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
28 mm, 13.20 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.8
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: M AVRANTONINVS PIVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEX →AVG, horse grazing right.
23 mm, 7.40 gms

RPC Online---; SNG Cop---.
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Pompey the Great and Neptune with Catanaean Brothers27 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]

Obv: [MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER]; portrait of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus r.; behind jug; before lituus. Border of dots.
Rev: above, [PRAE (AE ligatured) F]; in exergue, CLAS⦁ET⦁[ORAE (AE ligatured)⦁MAR (ligatured) IT⦁EX⦁S⦁C]; Neptune standing l., wearing diadem, aplustre in r. hand, cloak over l. arm, r. foot on prow,; on either side a Catanaean brother bearing one of his parents on his shoulders1. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location2; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC3; Weight: 3.68g; Diameter: 17mm; Die axis: 30º; References, for example: Sear CRI 334; BMCRR v. II Sicily 7, 8, 9, and 10; Sydenham 1344; Crawford RRC 511/3a.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁ET⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁EX⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily appears a bit hesitant in his pronouncement that the representation of the Catanaean brothers in fact refers to Sextus’ title Pius (p. 561), but Sear CRI appears to have no such hesitation when he states “...the type illustrates the theme of ‘Pietas’ in connection with the assumption of the name Pius.” (p.203). DeRose Evans (1987) goes further (pp. 115 - 116), arguing that Sextus chose the Catanaean brothers (“...he consciously identifies himself with the south Italian heroes”) as a way to deliberately contrast his Pietas with that of Octavian’s.
2Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily tentatively suggests Catana as a possible location and Sear CRI follows suit.
3This is the date range argued for in Estiot 2006 (p. 145). Estiot recommends returning to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC, p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily, p.560 proposes 42 - 38 BC and Sydenham, p. 210 follows suit. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 offers a time between late summer 36 and September 36 BC.

Provenance: From the collection of W. F. Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, acquired from Hess AG in Luzern prior to 1975. Ex Dr. Jacob Hirsch 33, 17 November 1913, lot 1058

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

BMCRR: Grueber, H. A. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum v. II. London: 1910.
Crawford, Michael H. Roman Republican Coinage v. I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019 reprint with the 1982 corrections.
DeRose Evans, Jane. "The Sicilian Coinage of Sextus Pompeius (Crawford 511)" in Museum Notes (American Numismatic Society), vol. 32 (1987): 97 - 157.
Estiot, Sylviane. “Sex. Pompée, La Sicile et La Monnaie: Problèmes de Datation.” In Aere Perennivs, en hommage á Hubert Zehnacker, édité par Jacqueline Champeaux et Martine Chassignet. Paris: L’Université Paris - Sorbonne, 2006.
Sear, David R. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49 - 27 BC. London: Spink, 1998.
Sydenham, Edward A. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. New York: Arno Press, 1975, rev. ed.
2 commentsTracy AielloJun 14, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Pompey the Great and Neptune with Catanaean Brothers Hirsch Auction Catalogue13 viewsDr. Jacob Hirsch 33, 17 November 1913, lot 1058

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics
Tracy AielloJun 14, 2019
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BCC J3512 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria, and Idumaea
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω∆OY
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:[EΘNAPXOY]
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
17mm. 2.33gm. Axis:90
Hendin III 505
v-dromeJun 14, 2019
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Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: ...ANTWNINO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [IЄ PAC] → BYBΛOV, Astarte within hexastyle temple being crowned by Nike.
29 mm, 14.50 gms

BMC 51
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: Φ[IΛIΠΠ]OΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Tripod with serpent entwined around central leg, head to right.
20 mm, 4.55 gms

Varbanov 1797 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Vologases III (Sellwood; Shore)/Pacorus I (Assar)37 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust left, wearing longer pointed, beard.
R: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛNO(V) ΛIXΛIOV (E)ΠIΦΛͶOVC (ΦI)ΛIΛΛHX(OC), Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Ekbatana mint
3.75g
20mm
Sellwood 78.5 (Vologases III); Sunrise –; Shore 415 (Vologases III).
2 commentsMatJun 14, 2019
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Roman Empire, Commodus, Bronze Medallion103 viewsObv. M AUREL COMMODUS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P / TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Pomona seated right, holding corn ears and poppy in left hand, right hand raised to grapevine, below which two children in tub, and a third at feet of goddess.
Mint: Rome, 183 AD.

40mm 65.92g

Ex Tradart Sale 21, 15th February 2018, Lot 139.
Ex Ars Classica XVIII, Lucerne 1938, Lot 292.
Ex Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Auction 18, 27th May 1907, Lot 1031.
Ex Collection Dr. Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer.

Pomona, a goddess among the Romans, presiding over fruit -trees. Her worship was of long standing at Rome, where there was a Flamen Pomonalis who sacrificed to her every year for the preservation of the fruit. She lived in the time of Procas, king of Alba, devoted to the culture of gardens, to which she confined herself and shunning all society with the male deities.
Vertumnus, under various shapes, tried to win her hand, sometimes he came as a reaper, sometimes as a haymaker, another time as a ploughman or a wine-dresser, a soldier and a fisherman, but to equally little purpose. At length, under the guise of an old woman, he won the confidence of the goddess. And, by enlarging on the evils of a single life and the blessings of the wedded state, by launching out into the praises of Vertumnus, and relating a tale of the punishment of female cruelty to a lover, he moved the heart of Pomona; whereupon, resuming his real form, he obtained the hand of the no longer reluctant nymph.

Felicitas Temporum ("Prosperity of the Times"), reflecting a Golden Age ideology, was among the innovative virtues that began to appear during the reigns of Trajan and Antoninus Pius. Septimius Severus, whose reign followed the exceedingly brief tenure of Pertinax and unsatisfactory conditions under Commodus, used coinage to express his efforts toward restoring the Pax Romana, with themes such as Felicitas Temporum and Felicitas Saeculi, "Prosperity of the Age" (saeculum), prevalent in the years 200 to 202. Some Imperial coins use these phrases with images of women and children in the emperor's family.
6 commentskcJun 14, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius21 viewsVespasian AR Denarius 20 Dec 69 CE to early 70 CE
18 mm 3.25 g
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P; laureate head of Vespasian r
Rev: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVEN; Titus and Domitian seated left on curule chairs, each holding a branch
RIC 1124 (R)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numismatics on Vcoins June 14, 2019

1 commentsorfewJun 14, 2019
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Diocletian Antoninianus28 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter holding sceptre. KΓ between

Cyzicus

RIC VI Cyzicus 16A

3.60g
2 commentsHarry GJun 14, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia
17 mm, 2.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.30
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M [AVP] ANT(ΩNE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long torch
18 mm, 2.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.10
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (legend faint but legible), laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠP →OC ICTPO ↓ N, Glykon in 4 elaborate coils, head right.
27 mm, 11.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.7
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NI/IKOΠ/OΛITΩN/ΠPOC IC/TPΩ, legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath.
27 mm, 13.15 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.18
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Hadrian Sestertius70 viewsObv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, draped bust right.
Rev. DACIA S C, Dacia seated left on rock, holding vexillum in right hand, curved sword in left.
Mint: Rome, 134-138 AD.

32/33mm 23.71g

RIC 849

Ex Kölner Münzkabinett, MA-Shops 2019
Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung, Auction 76, 14th May 2018, lot 202.
Ex Thierry Parsy, Paris Auction 13/14th February 2018, lot 148.
Ex Collection Note (1910-1982)

This sestertius belongs to Hadrian's much-beloved travel series of coins depicting the provinces and cities he visited on his several tours throughout the empire. Earlier in his reign, Hadrian had reorganized the Dacian territories so recently conquered by his predecessor, Trajan, giving up to the Roxolani Sarmatians to rule as a client kingdom on behalf of Rome much of the Dacian territory that had been added to Moesia Inferior. Trajan's sweeping conquests along the Danube frontier as well as in the East had greatly extended Rome's borders, but Hadrian correctly saw the impractical nature of the additional strain this imposed on the Empire and quickly shored them.
4 commentskcJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Litra - Crawford 16/1a26 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 275-270 BCE.
AE Litra (9.89g; 22mm).
Southern Italian Mint.

Obverse: Nymph’s head, facing right, wearing diadem.

Reverse: Lion walking right, head facing; ROMANO in exergue.

References: Crawford 16/1a; Syd 5; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 23-27; RBW 10; HN1 276.

Provenance: NAC 114 (7 May 2019) Lot 1241; Hoskier Collection [Hess (15 Feb 1934) Lot 543].

This is one of the larger issues of early Roman struck bronzes. Hoard evidence suggests a mint south of Rome. Fabric and style also support a South Italian mint, as the flan, which appears to have been cast with hemispheric molds that leave characteristic edge sprues, is typical of Neapolitan coins of similar age. The lion on the reverse is sometimes shown with a spear in its mouth and sometimes not. There is no spear evident on this coin. There does not seem to be any direct connection between this issue and contemporaneous silver issues. Connections to contemporaneous silver would be evidenced on later struck bronze coins by common devices and symbols (i.e. club and sickle series).
1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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06g. Constantine as Caesar: Treveri follis.30 viewsFollis, Summer 307, Treveri mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. S in left field; A in right field.
Mint mark: PTR
7.75 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #719b; PBCC #122; Sear #15520.
1 commentsCallimachusJun 14, 2019
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06f. Constantine as Caesar: Lugdunum follis.22 viewsFollis, Spring 307, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS N C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. Lighted altar at left. N in right field.
Mint mark: PLG
6.86 gm., 34.5 mm.
RIC #213b; PBCC #246; Sear #15525.
CallimachusJun 14, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K..., Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MAKAV...Ω..ЄΔЄCCA, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 3.50 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L Series, AE As - Crawford 97/22a21 viewsRome, The Republic.
L Series. 211-208 BCE.
AE As (27.67g; 37mm).
Luceria Mint.

Obverse: Janus head; --- (mark of values) above; L below.

Reverse: Prow to right; ROMA below; I (mark of value) above.

References: Crawford 97/22a; RBW 417-419.

Provenance: Ex Ambrose Collection [Roma X (9 Sept 2015), Lot 659]; Bombarda Collection [Tkalec AG (8 Sept 2008), Lot 236].

Possibly over-struck, though the under-type is not attributable.

1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMP C W AVP ANTWNI, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLONI in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen fore feet.
19 mm, 6.50 gms

Spijkerman 56 variant (bust type), SNG ANS 1373
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Half-Litra - Crawford 26/422 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 234-231 BCE.
AE Half Litra (1.58g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Roma in Phrygian helmet, facing right.

Reverse: Dog prancing toward right; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 26/4; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 44-48.

Provenance: Ex NAC 84 (20 May 2015), Lot 765; purchased privately from Or Gestion Numismatique (Paris) in 2009.
1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, M. Arrius Secundus, AR Denarius - Crawford 513/233 viewsRome, The Imperators.
M. Arrius Secundus. 41 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.82g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: M. ARRIVS - SECVNDVS; bare head, with slight beard, facing right.

Reverse: Victory honors - wreath, spear and phalera.

References: Crawford 513/2; HCRI 319; Sydenham 1084; BMCRR 4210; Arria 2.

Provenance: Nomisma 59 (14 May 2019) Lot 134; Munzen und Medaillen XIX (5-6 Jun 1959) Lot 172; Munzhandlung Basel 10 (15 Mar 1938) Lot 486.

M. Arrius Secundus was likely son of Quintus Arrius, who had a victory in the Servile War against one of Spartacus’ lieutenants, but subsequently lost a battle to Spartacus himself. He was the only member of his gens to strike coins, and not much else is known about him.

The slightly-bearded, obverse portrait, while probably depicting the moneyer’s father, Quintus Arrius, also bears a striking resemblance to contemporaneous portraits of Octavian. However, without any inscription naming Caesar, a positive identification of the portrait remains debated by scholars. David Sear suggests that the portrait is deliberately ambiguous, as the political and military climate was very risky and the moneyer likely wanted plausible deniability that the portrait was Octavian. The reverse shows awards of victory granted to the moneyer’s father for his Servile War victory: a laurel wreath, golden spear and phalera (a military decoration attached to a harness and worn over a cuirass).
2 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Cassius, AR Denarius - Crawford 500/125 viewsRome, The Imperators.
C. Cassius Longinus. 44-42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.38g; 20mm).
Military Mint in Smyrna.

Obverse: C. CASSI – IMP; tripod with cauldron and laurel fillets.

Reverse: LENTVLVS SPINT; jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 500/1; HCRI 219; Sydenham 1308; BMCRR (East) 79; Cassia 14.

Provenance: Nomisma 59 (14 May 2019) Lot 121; P&P Santamaria (4 May 1961) Lot 168.

This coin was struck for Cassius, one of the chief assassins of Julius Caesar, when Brutus and Cassius met in Smyrna, circa early 42 BCE. The tripod obverse type was borrowed from a slightly earlier Aureus produced for Cassius by his legate, M. Aquinus. The tripod may reference Cassius’ membership in one of the sacred colleges. Cassius was elected to the augurate in 57 BCE, to which the implements on the reverse of this coin certainly allude. The coin was produced on Cassius’ behalf by P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, who also produced coins for Brutus at the same time. For more information on Spinther, see my example of his Brutus denarius at: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-145289

Until the discovery of a large, mint-state, hoard in the early 2000’s, this was one of the rarest types in the Roman Republican series. While recent hoard examples of the type are scarce, old provenanced examples, like this, remain extremely rare.
2 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Double Litra - Crawford 17/1a15 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. Before 269 BCE.
AE Double Litra (5.7g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Goddess in crested Corinthian helmet, facing left.

Reverse: Bridled horse head on base, facing right; ROMANO behind.

References: Crawford 17/1a; Sydenham 3; BMCRR (Rom-Camp) 6-7.

Provenance: Ex Dan Clark Collection (active 1980s-1990s).

This is one of the larger issues of early Roman struck bronzes. There does not seem to be any direct connection between this issue and contemporaneous silver issues. Connections to contemporaneous silver would be evidenced on later struck bronze coins by common devices and symbols (i.e. club and sickle series).
CarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Litra - Crawford 25/312 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 241-235 BCE.
AE Litra (2.67g; 15mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Beardless head of Mars in crested Corinthian helmet, facing right.

Reverse: Bridled horse head facing right; sickle behind; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 25/3; Sydenham 26; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 64-67.

Provenance: Ex Volteia Collection.

This series is the first Roman coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this issue to contemporaneous Roman silver didrachms also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
CarausiusJun 14, 2019
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Pautalia, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC. laureate head right.
Rev: OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTAΛIAC. serpent with four coils, radiate, nimbate head right.
28 mm, 14.00 gms

Varbanov 5489 variant (bust type and obverse legend); Varbanov 5205 (as Caracalla)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Aelia Capitolina, Judaea

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: The stone of Emesa, surmounted by eagle, carried on quadriga facing.
24 mm, 8.96 gms

Sofaer 120
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Aelia Capitolina, Judaea

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ...AELIA..., The stone of Emesa, surmounted by eagle, carried on quadriga facing.
23 mm, 11.04 gms

Sofaer 120
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa29 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of the head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.920g; Diameter: 19.2mm; Die axis: 135º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, pl. 3, 27 (same dies); BCD Thessaly I 11582; BCD Thessaly II 316; HGC 4 4543.

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
2The coin referenced in this auction catalogue is actually a silver stater, but in discussing the coin the catalogue states that the earliest Larissian staters “...bear the normal types of a drachm….”
3The picture of the coin in this reference does not show the foreleg raised and bent, but the entry does reference BCD Thessaly II, lots 312 - 320, which matches one of the references here.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, with his tag noting "Thz. G/ni ex Thess., Apr. 94, SFr. 100.-"

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Ce