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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΘΥ-ΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, Athena standing facing, looking left, holding patera and spear; behind, shield.
20 mm, 3.45 gms

RPC Online 4338; SNG München 661-2
Charles MMay 27, 2019
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Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAIS MAR ANTONINVS AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: BVB ΛOV → IЄPAC, Astarte within hexastyle temple being crowned by Nike.
28 mm, 12.97 gms

BMC 48
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AV KAI M AV ANTON..., laureate head right.
Rev: TPIΠO Λ I [TωN] →date off flan, 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.
23 mm, 11.40 gms


BMC 117
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Legend off flan →ΓΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
22 mm, 8.69 gms

BMC 126
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IM] C MAV AN-TONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AVRPIA SIDO COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted lines on roof and body of car.
29 mm, 22.34 gms

BMC 244.
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAESAR - MAV ANTONINVS [AVG]. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: AVRPIA SID COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted line on roof and horizontal and transverse lines on body of car.
29 mm, 18.57 gms

BMC 245. For countermark: Howgego 396
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Domitian RIC-75113 viewsÆ Sestertius, 23.75g
Rome mint, 92-94 AD
RIC 751 (C2). BMC 464.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IOVI VICTORI; S C in exergue; Jupiter std. l., with Victory and sceptre
Acquired from eBay, May 2019. Ex Degani Coin Shop.

Just like the silver and gold, Domitian's aes coinage in the mid 80s settled down to a few predicable reverse types that were annually struck throughout the reign. The Sestertii were dominated by Victory crowning the emperor and the seated Jupiter with Victory, as seen on this coin. 'Jupiter the giver of Victory' was an important propaganda type because of the periodic conflicts on the Northern frontier that flared up form time to time. Domitian did not renew the consulship until 95, so these COS XVI sestertii are imprecisely dated between 92-94, which accounts for their extreme commonness.

A well worn example with a good portrait and fine olive green patina.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMay 26, 2019
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AVR AN-TONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: murex shell in rectangular incuse.
Rev: COLAVRPI AME TR SIDON →IEPEOECISE, Agnostic table with four legs, upon it two prize crowns each with a palm branch, below the table, amphora and five balloting balls.
29 mm, 14.11 gms

BMC 274. Countermark: Howgego 360
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CES MA-V ANTONINVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Rev: SIDCOLMETRO, in left field, AVR/PIA, Kadmon standing left, head right; right foot on prow; right hand raised; sword in sheath at waist; left hand on waist.
23 mm, 9.04 gms

BMC 237
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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bmc396_50 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS [AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
27 mm, 11.76 gms

BMC 396 Countermark: Howgego 65
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus - Herennius as Prince of Youth (RIC 147c)3 viewsAR Antoninianus
Rome 250-251 AD
4.82g

Obv: Radiate and draped bust of Herennius Etruscus as Caesar (R).
Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C

Rev: Herennius, as prince of the youth, standing (L) in military attire, holding baton and transverse spear.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS

RIC 147c; RSC 26

Leu Numismatik Auction 4, Lot 715, 25/05/19

Herennius Etruscus (227-251 AD) was the elder son of Trajan Decius. He became Caesar in 250 and Augustus in 251, the year he and his father were killed by the Goths at the Battle of Abritus; the first time a Roman Emperor was killed in battle against barbarians. The catastrophic battle against the Gothic king Cniva was fought near Abritus in the Roman province of Moesia Inferior (modern Razgrad, Bulgaria).
Optimo PrincipiMay 26, 2019
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bmc393var_20 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.62 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type). Triskeles Auctions, Sale 22, Lot 368.
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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bmc396_40 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 18.13 gms

BMC 396
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Macrinus Denarius - Macrinus Seated Holding Globe (RIC 27a)5 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, March-June 218 AD
2.89g

Obv: Laureate and draped bust of Macrinus (R).
IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG

Rev: Macrinus, togate, seated (L), holding globe and parazonium or sceptre.
P M TR P II COS P P

RIC 27a; BMC 47; RSC 51

Leu Numismatik Auction 4, Lot 680, 25/05/19
Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles Auction 106, Lot 1565, 04/09/18
ex. William Mills Collection of Roman Coins
1 commentsOptimo PrincipiMay 26, 2019
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bmc394_30 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP] CAES MAV ANTO[NINVS], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEPTIM TVRO →COLO, Founder plowing right with 2 oxen, standard in background inscribed LEG/III/GAL, murex shell in right field.
25 mm, 9.85 gms

BMC 394
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEPTIM TVRO →COLO, Founder plowing right with 2 oxen, standard in background inscribed LEG/III/GAL, murex shell in right field.
26 mm, 8.69 gms

BMC 394
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Denarius - Aequitas (RIC 177)7 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 148-149 AD
3.36g

Obv: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius (R).
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XII

Rev: Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
COS IIII

RIC 177; BMC 654; RSC 240

Leu Numismatik Auction 4, Lot 648, 25/05/19
Leu Numismatik Auction 1, Lot 219, 25/10/17
ex. Yves Gunzenreiner Collection
1 commentsOptimo PrincipiMay 26, 2019
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Pirie 225
O: +AEdELREd REX
R: +LEOFdEJN+
Motif: S1a/5c

Ex- eBay
NapMay 26, 2019
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S.865 Aethelred II (Monne)0 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Monne
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
Pirie unlisted
O: +EDELRED REX
R: +MONNE
Motif: S1/3b

Unlisted in Pirie but from the same obverse die as Pirie 241-244 and from a reverse die similar to Pirie 244.

Ex- eBay
NapMay 26, 2019
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)0 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Pirie 173
O: +EDELREd REX
R: +LEOFDEƧN mONET
Motif: 3d/3c

Ex- eBay
NapMay 26, 2019
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-103; Gray-84a; KM#76)1 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Cross in a circle
Quant.GeekMay 26, 2019
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-125; Gray-91b; KM#67)1 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Crowned codfish, horizontal letter A to the right, symbol of Iceland
Quant.GeekMay 26, 2019
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Calabria. Taras circa 455 BC. Nomos AR4 views20mm., 8,11g.
[TAΡAΣ], Taras on dolphin right, both hands extended; pecten and octopus below / Phalanthos seated right on diphros draped with a fleece, holding kantharos in right hand, spindle in left.
very fine
Vlasto 169; SNG ANS -; McClean 549.
1 commentsLeoMay 26, 2019
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-106; Gray-84e; KM#78)1 views Obv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Cross, with J O below cross, blundered version of J C for "Jesus Christ "
Quant.GeekMay 26, 2019
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-120; Gray-88; KM#65)1 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Galloping horsemen to the right, with upraised sword, crescent below
Quant.GeekMay 26, 2019
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German Notgeld: Neuenbürg, Wurttemberg3 viewsCity: Neuenbürg
State: Wurttemberg
Denomination: 50 Pfennig
Obverse: KRIEGS GELD, Naked soldier wearing helmet and holding sword, 1918 in exergue.
Reverse: O. A. BEZIRK NEUENBÜRG + WÜRTT, denomination in circle.
Date: 1918
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 26, 2019
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bmc393var2 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front. Countermark of laureate head in incuse oval.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.48 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type). Triskeles Auctions, Sale 22, Lot 368. Countermark Howgego 65
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TV RI OR VM, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
28 mm, 13.65 gms

BMC 404
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTO[NINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
30 mm, 8.79 gms

BMC 404
Charles MMay 26, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, across fields, PΩ N, Nemesis standing left holding scales and sceptre.
18 mm, 2.90 gms

Varbanov 1789
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, across fields, PΩ N, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch and bow.
20 mm, 4.84 gms

Varbanov 1752
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, in left field P, in right field, (ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
18 mm, 3.99 gms

Varbanov 1780 variant--no altar on reverse
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP across fields, Ω N, Apollo standing left, holding patera and laurel branch.
19 mm, 4.88 gms

Varbanov 1751 variant (bust type)
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛεΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩKOPOV, Apollo, naked, standing left holding patera in right hand and bow and mantle in left.
29 mm, 16.93 gms

Varbanov 1676 variant (patera in right hand instead of branch)
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, club, B2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE16, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, club and B left and right
AE, 2.58g, 16mm
Ref.:apparently unpublished
shanxiMay 25, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AV K MA ANTWIN, radiate head right.
Rev: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 3.45 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type), SNG Cop 214 variant (bust type)
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Ruler: Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: Military Mint Coin: Silver Denarius 5 viewsANTAVG III VIR. R.P.C. - Galley right under oars
Leg XV - Eagle between standards
Mint: Patras ? (32-31 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.20g / 1mm / 12h
References:
RSC 47
Syd 1235
Crawford 544/30
CRI 371
Acquisition/Sale: jerusalemhadaya2012 eBay $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 25, 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"
2 commentsGary W2May 25, 2019
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LIVIA AE Dupondius3 viewsOBVERSE: IVSTITIA, draped bust of Livia as Justitia right, wearing stephane
REVERSE: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST, around large SC
Restoration issue under Titus.
Rome, AD 80-81
9.9g, 27mm
Cohen 9, RIC II 424 (Titus), BMC 289 (Titus), Komnick 15
Modern stamp, 7 over 36 on obverse
1 commentsLegatusMay 25, 2019
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hhj8.26.36.160 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOB[I(OV) POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛI]TΩN ΠPOC → ICTPON, Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm, patera in right hand over flaming altar.
27 mm, 10.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.36.16
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: [AV] K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC I, in left field CTPO/N, Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
27 mm, 12.94 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.6
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠA NOB. POV ΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOC ICT, in lower field, PO N. Emperor riding horse right raising right hand.
27 mm, 10.97 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.8
1 commentsCharles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC [ICTPON], Artemis in short cloak advancing right, bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, hound at her feet.
16 mm, 3.58 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.13.8
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠA NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC →ICTPΩ, Demeter standing left, flaming torch in left hand and grain ears in lowered right hand.
26 mm, 13.25 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.5.2
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC →TPΩ, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in right hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
24 mm, 10.48 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.3
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT M AVP] ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:[VΠ NOBIOV PO]VΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠ[POCICTP], Zeus naked standing facing, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand and left hand resting on sceptre.
27 mm, 13.35 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.6
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC , laureate bust right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV K(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN. Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch.
26 mm, 8.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.3 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MMay 25, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Neptune and Naval Trophy Auction Catalogue13 viewsCahn & Hess auction, Frankfurt, July 17, 1933, Ernst Haeberlin collection, lot 2889

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics
1 commentsTracy AielloMay 25, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Neptune and Naval Trophy11 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: [MAG or MA (ligatured) G]⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Portrait of Neptune facing l., diademed and bearded, trident over l. shoulder. Border of dots.
Rev: [PRAE (AE ligatured) F⦁CLAS⦁ET⦁ORAE (AE ligatured)]⦁MAR (ligatured) IT⦁EX⦁S⦁C⦁; Naval trophy with trident on top and anchor on bottom, prow stem on l. and aplustre on r., at base two representations of Charybdis and two dog heads of Scylla. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.89g; Diameter: 17mm; Die axis: 30º; References, for example: Sear CRI 333; BMCRR v. II Sicily 15, 16, and 17 variant3; Sydenham 1347 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/2a or 2b4.

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]

1Sear CRI, Crawford RRC, Sydenham, and DeRose Evans (1987) all place the minting of this coin type in Sicily, but they do not reference a possible location. Grueber BMCRR suggests Messana.
2This 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.562 proposes 38 - 36 BC and Sydenham, p. 210 adopts the same datation. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 offers a time between late summer 36 and September 36 BC.
3Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily 15, 16, and 17 and Sydenham 1347 only list a reverse legend containing MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is MAR (ligatured) IT.
4It is impossible to see the full obverse legend, so it cannot be determined if MA is ligatured or not. The reverse legend is clearly the first variety of 2a or 2b, a variety not found on 2c.

Provenance: from the collection of W. F. Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland; acquired from Hess AG in Luzern, from the Ernst Haeberlin collection, Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, July 17, 1933, lot 2889.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

Crawford, Michael H. Roman Republican Coinage v. I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 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.” Dans Aere Perennivs, en hommage á Hubert Zehnacker édité par Jacqueline Champeaux et Martine Chassignet. Paris: L’Université Paris - Sorbonne, 2006.
Grueber, H. A. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum v. II. London: 1910.
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.
5 commentsTracy AielloMay 24, 2019
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hj6.26.36.301 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia
16 mm, 1.97 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.30
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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hj6.26.20.06var1 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, serpent entwined staff, head to left
18 mm, 3.13 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.6 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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hj6.26.36.19_51 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠI(OV)ΛANTCEΛEVKOVM(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
25 mm, 9.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.19
Charles MMay 24, 2019
1445.jpg
hj6.28.35.042 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 MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Nemesis holding scales and scepter, wheel at her feet. E in right field
27 mm 11.26 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.4
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-120025 viewsÆ As, 11.19g
Lyon mint, 72 AD
RIC 1200 (C). BMC 820.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: PROVIDENT in exergue; S C in field; Altar
Ex Museum Surplus, May 2019.

Originally, Tiberius struck the Provident altar type for Divus Augustus. The altar depicted is dedicated to Providentia, the personification of the emperor's divine providence. Although the type is commonly described as an altar, Marvin Tameanko has convincingly argued it is actually a sacellum, or small shrine. This popular type was later revived during the Civil War by Galba and Vitellius. Vespasian began striking it early in his reign both at Rome and Lyon. This common example is from the latter mint, struck in 72.

Solid example with a rich dark brown patina.
2 commentsDavid AthertonMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.21.07_22 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left field.
29 mm, 12.81 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.7
Charles MMay 24, 2019
22126.jpg
22126 Caracalla/Marti Pacatori2 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT,
laureate head right.
Rev: MARTI PACATORI,
Mars standing left, holding upright
olive-branch in right hand, transverse spear in left
hand, and resting on shield.
Mint: Rome 19mm 3.16G
RIC IV-1 Rome 222; RSC 149
Blayne WMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.03.050 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 CEΛ-EVK(OV). MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Hera standing left holding patera in extended right hand, left hand resting on staff. E in right field.
28 mm 14.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.3.5 (different obverse legend)
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.20.xx1 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 CEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠO→ΛIT(ΩN), Asklepios standing facing head left, holding serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
27 mm, 13.83 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.20.xx (not in HJ)
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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1423 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Fortuna standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1423 (drapery); Metcalf —

Issue Group 2: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Fortuna standing left wearing Polos, holding rudder in right and cornucopia in left.

10.22 gr
27 mm
6h
okidokiMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.06.02_40 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), bust of Serapis right wearing kalanthos. E in left field.
28 mm 10.76 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.2 (different ligate letters)
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.07.020 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K [M AVP ANT]ΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ [ANT]CEΛEV 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.
26 mm, 10.93 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.2
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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hj6.28.35.080 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 CEΛEV - KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at feet left, E in right field.
28 mm, 12.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.08
Charles MMay 24, 2019
1455.jpg
hj6.28.36.xx1 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓOVC., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Concordia standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos,holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left arm. E in lower left field.
26 mm, 12.71 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.xx (Not in HJ)
Charles MMay 24, 2019
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Trajan, Ephesus0 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ (23mm, 10.25 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia within tetrastyle temple.Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Laureate head right Rev: ΕΦΕ-СΙΩΝ tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports RPC III 2061. BMC 229; SNG von Aulock 1885. good fine, pale green patina,
Ancient AussieMay 24, 2019
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Macrinus, Berytus0 viewsPHOENICIA, Berytus. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Æ 25mm (9.56gm). Laureate head right / COL IVL AVG FEL, B-ER in exergue, Poseidon holding dolphin and trident, right foot on rock, standing left within hexastyle temple. BMC Phoenicia 167; SNG Copenhagen 113.
Ancient AussieMay 24, 2019
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Philip II, Cyrrhus0 viewsSYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Cyrrhus. Philip II. AD 247-249. Æ 29mm (15.88g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Kataibates seated facing below garlands, holding thunderbolt and scepter, eagle at his feet to left, within hexastyle temple with arched pediment; above, bull (Taurus) leaping right. Butcher 21 var. (bull leaping left); SNG Copenhagen 49 corr. (under Philip I, bull not described); BMC 34 corr. (bull described as ram; same rev. die [obv. not illustrated]). VF, brown patina.
Butcher notes that obverse dies of Philip for Cyrrhus are shared with Hierapolis, Zeugma, and Samosata and suggests that the coinage under his reign was struck at Antioch.
Ancient AussieMay 24, 2019
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Trajan Decius, Mesopotamia1 viewsMESOPOTAMIA, Rhasaena. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Æ (27mm, 9.83g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left with wreath in its beak within temple; below, forepart of river-god Chaboras swimming left. Castelin 70; SNG Copenhagen -. Good Fine,
Ancient AussieMay 24, 2019
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Trajan. Syria0 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Seleucia Pieria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ (26mm, 13.06 g, 12h).obv. AVTOKR KAI NER TRAIANOC ARICT CEB GERM DAK Bust, laureate, r. rev. CELEVKEWN - PEIERIAC, in ex. ZEVC / KACIOC (Z mirrored) Laureate head right / Baetyl of Zeus Kasios within shrine seen in perspective; A to lower right. Butcher 52; BMC 36. good Fine.Ancient AussieMay 24, 2019
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RIC 604 Domitian Denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
4 commentsJay GT4May 23, 2019
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MPR 359-360 (UNLISTED WITH VERTICAL CRESCENT)12 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 collection and beastcoins collection)

Very rare and desirable mintmark!


Ex Kunker auction no. 378 lot 1771 = ex Klaus Berthold = Ex BANK LEU (purchsaed in 1978)
2 commentsBarnaba6May 23, 2019
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MPR 1345 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)
Barnaba6May 23, 2019
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3148 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian 126-27 AD Mount Argaeus5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3148; S 239; Stumpf 588;

Issue Secundus Year 11

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΕΠΙ СΕΚΟΥΝΔΟΥ ΕΤ ΙΑ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by wreath

2.86 gr
15 mm
12h
okidokiMay 23, 2019
1282_P_hadrian_RPC2783.jpg
2783 PISIDIA, Conana. Hadrian, Mên standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2783; vA Pisid. II, 782-3

Obv. ΑΥ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΟΝΑΝΕΩΝ
Mên standing l. holding pine-cone on his r. hand, l. resting on staff

3.49 gr
16 mm
12h
okidokiMay 23, 2019
1280_P_Hadrian_RPC2205.jpg
2205 CARIA, Mylasa Hadrian, Stag2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2205; Akarca 62; Cop 430

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, with drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΜΥΛΑϹΕΩΝ
Stag, right

3.86 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiMay 23, 2019
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RIC 0059 Domitianus23 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.28 mm 3.001 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC 59 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from deldor3
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 23, 2019
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Pontos, Amisos Æ210 viewsPontos, Amisos

c. 100 BC

21mm., 7.50g.

Aegis with facing Gorgon in the centre

Partial ethnic visible left [AMI-ΣOY?], Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder with both hands. Monogram to left [ΔA[T]?], monogram to right

References:

AAGV
RLMay 23, 2019
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thyatira0002a1 viewsSemi-autonomous (Time of Elagabalus)
Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath.
Rev: ΘVΑΤЄΙΡΗΝΩΝ. Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond.
17 mm, 3.01 gms

RPC Online 4305, BMC 46
Charles MMay 23, 2019
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Ruler: Valerian I (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGG - Salus standing left, holding sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar; S-C across fields.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (254 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.80g / 26mm / 12h
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
RIC V 173 var. (bust type and obverse legend))
Peus 378, 839
Banti 21 var. (obv. legend)
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #1038 $0.00 05/19

Per Roma, this is a "lightweight" sestertius.

According to CNG- Extremely rare, only one specimen noted by MIR (in the KMH [Vienna]). CNG specimen-Electronic Auction 442, Lot 22.
Gary W2May 22, 2019
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Anonymous Quinarius3 viewsAnonymous quinarius

RRC 44/6
211 bc
1,97 gr

Av: Head of Roma with winged helmet right, behind, mark of value 'V'.
Rv: Dioscuri galloping, right; in linear frame, 'ROMA'.

Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Auktion 46, lot 599, 15 February 2018
NorbertMay 22, 2019
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22125 Caracalla/Dea Caelestis7 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, draped.
INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH
Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, riding lion over waters.
RIC 130a. 3.00g, 17mm, 6h
Ex Roma Numismatics
AD 204
2 commentsBlayne WMay 22, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 112 -111 B.C1 viewsAE 16.58mm (Thickness 2.36mm), weight 2.97g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with eye, (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena Promachos figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, above Phoenician letters taw (T), taw (T), yodh (Y) & mem (M), Aradian era date 148 with beth (B) below.
AradosMay 22, 2019
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Attica, Athens. 87/86 BC. AE18.3 viewsObv: Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Zeus standing, hurling thunderbolt; star between crescents to right.
18mm., 8.7 gm.
1 commentsancientoneMay 22, 2019
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Antiochus IV 175 – 164 B.C.0 viewsAntiochus IV 175 – 164 B.C. Ae 15.1~16.0mm. 2.86g. (Samaria (?) or imatative issue). Obv: Radiate, diademed head of Antiochus IV r., one diadem end falling straight behind, the other falling forward over shoulder, fillet border. Mark of value X behind head. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, goddess, Nicephorus seated left, on high backed throne, holding Nike, bird at feet, dotted border. Control mark under throne. SC 1491.ddwauMay 22, 2019
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Aeolis, Aigai Æ92 viewsAeolis, Aigai.

4th-3rd centuries BC.

9mm., 0.99g.

Laureate head of Apollo right

Head of goat right

References:

AAEV
RLMay 22, 2019
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German Notgeld: Coburg, Saxe-Coburg8 viewsCity: Coburg
State: Saxe-Coburg
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: RESIDENZSTADT COBURG 1917, bust of a negro, facing left, within a beaded circle.
Reverse: KLEINGELDERSATZMARKE * * * a large numeral 10 within a beaded circle.
Date: 1917
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 22, 2019
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German Notgeld: Frankenthal, Pfalz9 viewsCity: Frankenthal
State: Pfalz
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: No legend, a foundry worker pouring metal into a mold; factories in the background.
Reverse: Stadt Frankenthal + Kriegsgeld 1918 +
Date: 1918
Grade: VF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 22, 2019
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German Notgeld: Frankenthal, Pfalz9 viewsCity: Frankenthal
State: Pfalz
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Fürs Vaterland, a woman carrying cannon shell inside a munitions plant.
Reverse: Stadt Frankenthal + Kriegsgeld 1918 +
Date: 1918
Grade: VF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 22, 2019
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German Notgeld: Düren, Rhineland8 viewsCity: Düren
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 25 Pfennig
Obverse: JCH FOER DERE KOHLE UND RETTE MEIN VATERLAND, A miner walking right carrying a lantern and a pickaxe. 1919, in exergue.
Reverse: STADT DÜREN, 25 in center
Date: 1919
Grade: aXF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 22, 2019
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Robert of Anjou (1309 - 1343 A.D.)8 viewsAR Gigliato
O: + ROBЄRTUS DЄI GRA IЄRL ЄT SICIL RЄX. King enthroned holding sceptre in right hand and globus cruciger in left, cross at neck.
R: + ҺOҺOR RЄGIS IUDICIU DILIGIT., cross fleury with lys in each quarter.
3.85g
24.5mm
Naples Mint, Italy
Biaggi 1634 MIR (Varesi) 28
1 commentsMatMay 21, 2019
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Limes 095 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-122 AD Pax1 viewsReference.
Strack 118; RIC 95; Kamp.: 32.90.13; RSC 1147c

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from front

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Pax seated left holding Victory on globe and branch.

2.85 gr
19 mm
6h
okidokiMay 21, 2019
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RPC II 0364 Domitianus20 viewsObv: AYTOK KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ - Laureate head of Domitian right.
Rev: ΠΕΡΥΝΘΙΩΝ - Dionysus standing, left, holding cantharos and thyrsus; panther to left.
AE27 (27.31 mm 8.794 g 6h) Struck in Perinthus (Thrace)
RPC II 364
ex Emporium Hamburg Auction 85 Lot 331
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 21, 2019
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hhj8.26.04.xx4 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIK[OΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP] →ON, Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
28 mm, 12.61 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.xx (not in HHJ)
Charles MMay 21, 2019
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hhj8.26.22.090 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠPOC ICTPO →N, Glykon in 4 elaborate coils, head right.
25 mm, 7.90 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.9
Charles MMay 21, 2019
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Shekel Tyre Civic Year 4 (123/2 BC)6 viewsPHOENICIA. Tyre. AR shekel (29mm, 14.07 gm, 12h). Dated Civic Year 4 (123/2 BC).
O: Laureate head of Melqart right
R: TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over wing; to left, LΔ (date) above club, M and Phoenician bet between legs.
- DCA Tyre 9. DCA 921. ex ClassicalCoins.Com 2005
1 commentsNemonaterMay 21, 2019
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varb17930 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩNE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, River-god Hebrus reclining left, touching prow of galley with his right hand and leaning with his left hand on an overturned urn from which water flows.
18 mm, 4.69 gms

Varbanov 1793
Charles MMay 21, 2019
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Titus RIC-21545 viewsÆ As, 9.73g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 215 (C). BMC 204.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod
Ex eBay, 10 May 2019.

Titus produced a sizeable bronze issue in 80-81. He did not renew the consulship in 81, so it is difficult to pin down a precise date. Owing to the issue's large size it is likely many of the coins did indeed spill over into 81. Here we see a common Aequitas type from that large issue which was originally struck under Vespasian, who in turn copied it from Galba. Aequitas likely represents fairness in issuing out the corn dole.

Honest wear with a dark olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid AthertonMay 20, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.47.04 (rev. only)0 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.34g
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LI PROC ICTRO
Altar on which a snake is coing upwards, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1249 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 2018):
rev. No. 8.10.47.4 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.38.6 (same die)
F+, some roughness
JochenMay 20, 2019
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German Notgeld: Düren, Rhineland15 viewsCity: Düren
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: No inscription; bust of helmeted soldier facing left.
Reverse: 10 / STADT DÜREN / 1918
Date: 1918
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2019
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German Notgeld: Düren, Rhineland12 viewsCity: Düren
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: No inscription; bust of helmeted soldier facing left, SD below chin.
Reverse: 10 / STADT DÜREN / 1918
Date: 1918
Grade: VF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2019
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German Notgeld: Neuenbürg, Wurttemberg11 viewsCity: Neuenbürg
State: Wurttemberg
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: KRIEGS GELD, Naked soldier wearing helmet and holding sword, 1918 in exergue.
Reverse: O. A. BEZIRK NEUENBÜRG + WÜRTT, denomination in circle.
Date: 1918
Grade: VF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2019
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German Notgeld: Neuenbürg, Wurttemberg11 viewsCity: Neuenbürg
State: Wurttemberg
Denomination: 50 Pfennig
Obverse: KRIEGS GELD, Naked soldier wearing helmet and holding sword, 1918 in exergue.
Reverse: O. A. BEZIRK NEUENBÜRG + WÜRTT, denomination in circle.
Date: 1918
Grade: Fine
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2019
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German Notgeld: Aachen, Rhineland11 viewsCity: Aachen
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 1 Ocher Grosche
Obverse: Bust of older woman facing left, AACHEN on shoulder
Reverse: Large numeral 1 split by legend: ÖCHER / GROSCHE, 1920
Date: 1920
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2019
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S.834 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
"Saltire stanard" type
S.834
O: Saltire in beaded standard, flanked by crosses
R: Standard with surrounding and central anulets

Ex- K Chapman
NapMay 20, 2019
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S.802C Anglo-Saxon sceat1 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: ?York
Series J
Type 72
S.802C
Abramson 19-10
O: Two facing heads with a central cross
R: Bird looking back at serpent

Ex- K Chapman
NapMay 20, 2019
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S.830 Anglo-Saxon sceat3 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series K/R mule
S.830
Abramson 42-10
O: Coiled serpent
R: Standard

Ex- K Chapman, S Elden
NapMay 20, 2019
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S.833 Anglo-Saxon sceat1 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series R/saltire mule
S.833
Abramson 13-55
O: Bust right with runic letters
R: Saltire standard with surrounding crosses

Ex- K Chapman, Dr. JDR, P Finn
NapMay 20, 2019
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Germe, Mysia

Obv: AYTOKΡ • K • M • AY-Ρ ANTΩNEI[N]-OC CEB, laureate, and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
Rev: CT[Ρ] ΦONT • AΛ-EΞA[NΔΡOY] →ΓEΡMHN, ΩN in field, the three nymphs standing facing, two holding water jugs and one holding ear of barley.
34 mm, 17.07 gms

RPC Online 3832; Ehling 178; Imhoof-Blumer, Rivergods, p.193, 521.
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΚΥΖΙΚΗ - ΝƐOΚΟ, lighted torch around which a serpent is coiled, head right.
21 mm, 5.14 gms

RPC Online 3728; BMC 254; Winterthur 2571
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: [AY KAI M AVP AN - TΩΝЄINOC CЄ] or similar, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: KV / ZIKH / NEΩK / OPΩ, ethnic in four lines within laurel-wreath.
28 mm, 10.30 gms

Agora Auctions, Sale 70, Lot 138 (this coin); Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., Auction 119, Lot 496
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΚΥΖΙΚΗ - ΝƐOΚΟ, lighted torch around which a serpent is coiled, head right.
22 mm, 4.53 gms

RPC Online 3728; BMC 254; Winterthur 2571
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Ruler: Philip I (Augustus) Coin: Silver Antoninianus 1 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SAECVLARES AVGG - Stag walking right; U in exergue.
Exergue: U


Mint: Rome (248 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 4.08g / 23.5mm / 1h
References:
RIC IV 19
RSC 182
Cohen 182
Acquisition/Sale: ancientcoins.market eBay $0.00
Notes: May 19, 19 - (9th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IViii, 19,
page 70

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games Issue.

From CNG: Continuing the tradition of Claudius and Antoninus Pius before him, the celebration of the Secular Games at the end of every century since the founding of Rome culminated during the reign of Philip I, as the city celebrated her 1,000th anniversary in AD 248. The legends on these issues almost exclusively read SAECVLARES AVGG, and feature a similar iconography from previous games, such as the she-wolf suckling the twins, the various wild beasts paraded through the amphitheater, and a cippus inscribed for the preservation of the memory of these events.

From Wikipedia: The Saecular Games (Latin: Ludi saeculares, originally Ludi Terentini) was a Roman religious celebration involving sacrifices and theatrical performances, held in ancient Rome for three days and nights to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next. A saeculum, supposedly the longest possible length of human life, was considered as either 100 or 110 years in length.

According to Roman mythology, the Secular Games began when a Sabine man called Valesius prayed for a cure for his children's illness and was supernaturally instructed to sacrifice on the Campus Martius to Dis Pater and Proserpina, deities of the underworld. Some ancient authors traced official celebrations of the Games as far back as 509 BC, but the only clearly attested celebrations under the Roman Republic took place in 249 and in the 140s BC. They involved sacrifices to the underworld gods over three consecutive nights.

The Games were revived in 17 BC by Rome's first emperor Augustus, with the nocturnal sacrifices on the Campus Martius now transferred to the Moerae (fates), the Ilythiae (goddesses of childbirth), and Terra Mater ("Mother Earth"). The Games of 17 BC also introduced day-time sacrifices to Roman deities on the Capitoline and Palatine hills. Certain sacrifices were unusually specified to be performed by married women. Each sacrifice was followed by theatrical performances. Later emperors held celebrations in AD 88 and 204, after intervals of roughly 110 years. However, they were also held by Claudius in AD 47 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Rome's foundation, which led to a second cycle of Games in 148 and 248. The Games were abandoned under later Christian emperors.
Gary W2May 20, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩ-Ν →ΝƐOΚΟ, galley sailing right, with five rowers.
25 mm, 8.75 gms

RPC Online 3725; SNG France 799-800
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G I H - P A, Genius standing facing, looking left, holding cornucopia and patera over lighted altar.
22 mm, 5.66 gms

RPC Online 3857; SNG Çanakkale 215
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL A, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G - H P A (sic), Genius standing facing, looking left, holding cornucopia and patera over lighted altar.
23 mm, 5.74 gms

RPC Online 3857; SNG Çanakkale 215
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL A, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G I H P, capricorn holding globe, right; above, cornucopia.
22 mm, 5.87 gms

RPC Online 3860
Charles MMay 20, 2019
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1 viewsQuant.GeekMay 19, 2019
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1 viewsQuant.GeekMay 19, 2019
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MER RIC 38942 viewsObv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONSERVAT MILIT / KA.
Mars, holding spear and standing right, presenting globus to Tacitus standing left, holding sceptre; A below.

RIC V online 3894.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.28 g.
Diameter: 22 mm.
TacitusMay 19, 2019
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1839 LYDIA, Apollonis. Hadrian, Artemis and Apollo standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1839; Winterthur 3686

Magistrate Gab. Longeinos

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΓΑΒ ΛΟΝΓΕΙΝΟΥ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔ
Artemis standing r., drawing arrow from quiver with her r. hand and holding bow in her l. facing Apollo standing l., naked but for chlamys over his l. arm

10.69 gr
26 mm
6h
okidokiMay 19, 2019
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Ruler: Hadrian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsIMP CAES DIVI TRA PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
PONT MAX TR POT COS S C FORT RED - Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Exergue: FORTRED SC



Mint: Rome (117 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 24.86g / 1mm / 6h
References:
RIC II Hadrian 541a
Provenances:
Marcantica
Acquisition/Sale: Marcantica VCoins $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 19, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2May 19, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G - I H P A, Genius standing facing, looking left, holding cornucopia and patera over lighted altar.
23 mm, 6.77 gms

RPC Online 3857 variant (obverse legend); SNG von Aulock 1340 (as Caracalla)
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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parium002a1 viewsElagabalus
Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL A, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G I H - P A, Genius standing facing, looking left, holding cornucopia and patera over lighted altar.
23 mm, 6.36 gms

RPC Online 3857; SNG Çanakkale 215
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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968 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian with Roma and Senate12 viewsReference.
RIC 968; Banti 193; BMC 1364; C. 352; Hill 388; Strack 632

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

Rev. COS III / S C
Genius of the Senate, togate on the left, and Hadrian, togate on the right, standing facing each other, clasping their right hands; behind them, Roma standing right, holding spear in her left hand and resting her right on the others' clasped hands.

25.00 gr
mm
h

Note.
The Romans often staged events in which the emperor was accompanied by actors dressed to personify symbolic personalities such as Annona, Liberalitas, Roma, et al. Here we see the emperor clasping the hand of the Senate in the presence of Roma, who stands behind them confirming their cooperative spirit by resting her hand on theirs.

This reverse type, representing "Concordia Senatus," likely commemorates the conferring of the title pater patriae upon Hadrian by the Senate in 128 AD.
1 commentsokidokiMay 19, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL A, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G I H P, capricorn holding globe, right; above, cornucopia.
22 mm, 5.36 gms

RPC Online 3860
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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M. Antony leg. denarius28 viewsMark Antony denarius. Circa 32-31 BC. Eastern military moving mint.
3.85 grs.
Chortis Speculatorum type.
Cr. 544/12.
9 commentslabienusMay 19, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate head right.
Rev: ΠƐΡΓ-ΑΙΩΝ, Nike advancing left holding palm branch and wreath.
20 mm, 5.36 gms

RPC Online 6125 variant (bust type); Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner, Auction 32, Lot 34288
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear. Countermark of eagle, wings spread, head left, in incuse circle.
Rev: ΠƐΡΓ-Α-ΙΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
24 mm, 9.09 gms

RPC Online 6126; SNG France 467; SNG Pfalz 356-61; Lindgren 1114 and A648a. Countermark: Howgego 334.
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΠƐΡ-Γ-ΑΙΩΝ, 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.
24 mm, 8.41 gms

RPC Online 6117; SNG France 462-4, 468; BMC 41
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΠƐΡΓΑ-Ι-ΩΝ, Artemis standing facing, looking right, holding bow and arrow.
19 mm, 4.18 gms

RPC Online 6135; BMC 43
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Perge, Pamphylia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΠƐΡΓ-Α-ΙΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
18 mm, 5.93 gms

RPC Online 6129
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL AVG TRO →A, horse grazing right.
25 mm, 7.92 gms

RPC Online---; SNG Cop---; Bellinger A315
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: [AV] M AV ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL AL-[EX]AN AVG, cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on basis, right, holding bow and patera over lighted tripod.
24 mm, 7.40 gms

RPC Online 3960; Bellinger A313; CNG 88, lot 889
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: AV C M AV ANTONINVS..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEX →AVG, she-wolf right, suckling twins.
23 mm, 6.30 gms

RPC Online 3965; SNG Glasgow 1259 (as Caracalla); SNG Çanakkale 314
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: AV M AV ANTONINVS ΓIVS (sic), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AVG TR →OALEX, she-wolf right, suckling twins.
22 mm, 7.24 gms

RPC Online 3954
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: AV M AV ANTONINVS PIVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: CO-L AVG TROALEX, eagle flying right carrying bull's head in talons.
23 mm, 6.84 gms

SNG Cop 152 variant (legends); Bellinger A285 (as Caracalla); Savoca Numismatik , Live Online Auction 14, Lot 440
Charles MMay 19, 2019
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Nerva, 96 - 98 AD9 viewsObv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP COS III PP, laureate head of Nerva facing right.

Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing left, holding a pileus and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, Sept. - Dec. 96 AD

3.3 grams, 16.8 mm, 180°

RIC II 19, RSC 113, S3034, VM 11/2
Matt InglimaMay 18, 2019
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Ruler: Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III - Laureate head right
ROMAE AETERNAE S-C - Decastyle temple with statues on roof and in pediment.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (141-143 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.21g / 32mm / 12h
References:
RIC III 622
Cohen 699
BMC 1279
BMCRE 1281
Provenances:
Münzhandlung André Cichos
Acquisition/Sale: Münzhandlung André Cichos MA-Shops $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 18, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

From CNG: The great temple of Venus and Rome, actually two temples that were back to back, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum, was designed by Hadrian himself. Construction began in 121 AD and and remained unfinished on Hadrian's death in 138 AD. Construction was finally completed in 141 AD under Antoninus Pius, the event celebrated by this coin. The temple would be destroyed by fire in 307 and later rebuilt by Maxentius, the remains of which can still be seen in Rome today.
Gary W2May 18, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-35135 viewsÆ Quadrans, 2.54g
Rome Mint, 71 AD
RIC 351 (R). BMC 618.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Palm tree
Rev: P M TR PPP COS III; S C in field; Vexillum
Acquired from numis-kimel, eBay, May 2019.

During Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71 the Rome mint produced a series of quadrantes. Their rarity today is likely a result of them being of low value and typically not hoarded. Mimicking the larger bronze, the Jewish War victory was celebrated on them as well. Because of the small flan size brevity is called for: a palm representing Judaea on the obverse, and a Vexillum symbolising military victory on the reverse - straight and to the point! Ironically, despite their rarity today, more of the plebeian population would have seen these quadrantes than their more famous 'Judaea Capta' silver cousins.

Struck with full legends and sporting a fetching 'Tiber' patina.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMay 18, 2019
CÁC_II__18_11_1_2_-a2_07_--(new)_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-097,_CNH_I_-083,_U-049,_Q-001,_7h,_9,8mm,_0,23g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.11.1.2./a2.07./after 8 before 9., (New Sigla!), Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-097, CNH I.-083, U-049, #0118 viewsCÁC II. 18.11.1.2./a2.07./after 8 before 9., (New Sigla!), Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-097, CNH I.-083, U-049, #01
avers: Horizontally oriented crosses within crescents above and below the line.
reverse: Lines instead of a legend, cross with wedges.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,8mm, weight: 0,23g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-097, CNH I.-083, Unger-049,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.11.1.2./a2.07./after 8 before 9., New type of Sigla, not recorded!
Q-001
quadransMay 17, 2019
089_BC,_Rep_,_AR-Den_,_L_Titurius_L_f__Sabinus,_SABIN,_head_r_,_L_TITVRI,_Victory_biga_r_,_Scorp__r_,_Crfw_-344-3,_Syd-700,_Tituria_6_,_Q-001,_0h,_18-19mm,_3,59g-s.jpg
089 B.C. L.Titurius L.f. Sabinus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 344/3, Rome, Victory in Biga right, L•TITVRI below and Scorpion, #119 views089 B.C. L.Titurius L.f. Sabinus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 344/3, Rome, Victory in Biga right, L•TITVRI below and Scorpion, #1
avers: Bearded head of King Tatius right, SABIN behind.
reverse: Victory in Biga right, bearing wreath, L•TITVRI below, Scorpion as control mark in exergue, border of dots.
exergue: L•TITVRI//Scorpion, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,70g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 089 B.C., ref: Syd-700, Crawford-344/3, Tituria 6.,
Q-001
quadransMay 17, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 190-189 B.C1 viewsAE 14.95mm (Thickness 2.76mm), weight 3.31g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters aleph (´) and yodh (Y), Aradian era date 70 below.
AradosMay 17, 2019
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Koinon of Macedonia, Time of Elagabalus

Obv: AΛЄΞANΔ[ΡOY], head of Alexander right, with long hair.
Rev: KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN ΔIC NЄΩK, Alexander III 'the Great' (or Elagabalus) riding horse right, cape flowing behind.
27 mm, 9.79 gms

AMNG 565 variant (reverse legend)
Charles MMay 17, 2019
115-114_BC,_Rep_,_AR-Den_,_M_Cipius_Helm__head_of_Roma_r__M_CIPI_M__F_,_Victory_in_biga_r_,_ROMA,_Crawford-289-1,_Syd-546,_Rome,_Q-001,_10h,_16,5mm,_3,84g-s.jpg
115-114 B.C., M.Cipius (115-114 B.C.), AR-Denarius, Crawford 289/1, Rome, Victory in biga right, #1,24 views115-114 B.C., M.Cipius (115-114 B.C.), AR-Denarius, Crawford 289/1, Rome, Victory in biga right, #1,
avers: Helmeted head of Roma right, behind X, M.CIPI.M.F, border of dots.
reverse: Victory in biga right, holding palm branch; below, rudder.
exergue: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,84g, axis: 10h,
mint: Rome, date: 115-114 B.C., ref: Crawford-289/1, Sydenham-546,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 16, 2019
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115-114 B.C., M.Cipius (115-114 B.C.), AR-Denarius, Crawford 289/1, Rome, Victory in biga right, #2,19 views115-114 B.C., M.Cipius (115-114 B.C.), AR-Denarius, Crawford 289/1, Rome, Victory in biga right, #2,
avers: Helmeted head of Roma right, behind X, M.CIPI.M.F, border of dots.
reverse: Victory in biga right, holding palm branch; below, rudder.
exergue: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 15,5-16,2mm, weight: 3,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 115-114 B.C., ref: Crawford-289/1, Sydenham-546,
Q-002
quadransMay 16, 2019
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RIC 11 viewsDenarius, 98-99
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r.
Rev: P M TR P COS II P P
Abundantia seated l., holding sceptre, on chair with crossed cornuacopiae as arms; fold of drapery over lap.

3.52g, 19mm
Woytek 48a (33 specimen)
klausklageMay 16, 2019
143_BC,_Rep_,_AR-Den,_Anonymus,_Helm__head_of_Rome_r__X_behind,_Biga_of_stags_r__crescent,_below_ROMA,_Crawford-222-1,_Syd-438,_Rome,_Q-001,_0h,_16-17,5mm,_3,80g-s.jpg
143 B.C., Anonymous, AR-Denarius, Crawford 222/1, Rome, Biga of stags galloping right, #120 views143 B.C., Anonymous, AR-Denarius, Crawford 222/1, Rome, Biga of stags galloping right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma right, behind X, border of dots.
reverse: Biga of stags galloping right, crescent below, in exergue ROMA.
exergue: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 16,0-17,5mm, weight: 3,80g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 143 B.C., ref: Crawford-222/1, Sydenham-438,
Q-001
quadransMay 16, 2019
Kalman_(1095-1116),__CÁC_I__11_5_-c1_3-51,_H-034,_C1-042,_U-030,_Q-001,_7h,_10,5mm,_0,46g-s.jpg
11.05. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.05./c1.03./51., H-034, CNH I.-042, U-030, #0124 views11.05. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.05./c1.03./51., H-034, CNH I.-042, U-030, #01
avers: +CAL MAN, Three long crosses with dots in the middle and at the bottom; border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5 mm, weight: 0,46 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-034, CNH I.-042, Unger-030,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.05./c1.03./51.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados, (c.138.7-44.3 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, BMC 273, Nike advancing left, #1 39 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, (c.138.7-44.3 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, BMC 273, Nike advancing left, #1
avers: Veiled, draped, and turreted bust of Tyche right.
reverse: APAΔIΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; in left field, ςЧP (date) above Aramaic H above AΣ; all within wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight:14,88g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: c. 196 = 64/3 B.C., ref: BMC 273, SNG Cop-, Duyrat 3964 (D91/R650), Rouvier 327, HGC10-72,
Q-001
8 commentsquadransMay 16, 2019
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Constans, AE4, VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, (Palm), ΓSIS1 viewsAE4
Constans
Caesar: 333 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 350AD
Issued: 347 - 348AD
16.0mm 1.40gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; Diademed (rosettes), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN; Two Victories standing facing each other, each holding a wreath and a palm.
Exergue: (Palm), above line; ΓSIS, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC VIII Siscia 195, Γ; Aorta: 1378: B16, O8, R40, T46, M12.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 273801763008
4/12/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Constantius II, AE3, PROVIDENTIAE CAES (dot), NS0 viewsAE3
Constantius II
Caesar: 324 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 361AD
Issued: 326 - 327AD
21.0 x 19.5mm 2.30gr 6h
O: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, left.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAES (dot); City gate with two turrets, star above, seven layers of bricks, doors closed.
Exergue: NS, below line.
Nicomedia Mint
Sear 17649; RIC VII Nicomedia 147; Aorta: 2327: B42, O25, R41, T2, M12.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 283447423000
4/12/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE26, ΥΦΛ ΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ 0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate Flavius Ulpianus
210 - 211AD
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 210 - 211AD
26.0mm 11.42gr 7h
O: ΑγΚ Λ CεΠ CεVΗΡΟC ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ; Septimius Severus, laureate, draped and cuirassed facing right, confronted by bust of Julia Domna, draped, facing left.
R: ΥΦΛ ΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Tyche standing left, with modius on head, rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left hand.
Exergue: ε, upper left field.
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 601; Varbanov 868; Moushmov 411.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 2nd Blue Auction, Lot 593.
5/3/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Hadrianopolis, Thrace, AE17, ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛεΙΤΟΝ1 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
17.0mm 3.19gr 2h
O: ΑγΚ Λ CεΠ CεVΗΡΟC Π (HP ligate); Laureate head, right.
R: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛεΙΤΟΝ; Bunch of grapes.
Hadrianopolis, Thrace Mint
SNG Cop -; BMC -.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 2nd Blue Auction, Lot 645
5/3/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, IOVI STATORI, Z, XXI1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
24.5 x 22.5mm 3.90gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI S-TATORI; Jupiter standing left, holding scepter in right hand, thunderbolt in left hand.
Exergue: Z, right field; XXI, below line.
Rome Mint
RIC V-2 Roma 152 var. (officina in right field, not in exergue); Aorta: 1440: B72, O25, R69, T30, M4.
numismaxrarecoin/John Middleton 303102648107
5/8/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Philomelion, Phrygia, AE21, ΦΙΛΟΜΗΑ εΠΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΥ0 viewsAE21
Roman Provincial: Philomelion, Phrygia
Magistrate: Hadrianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
21.0mm 4.79gr 6h
O: ΑγΚ ΛΟΥ CεΠ CεVΗΡΟC ΠC; Laureate bust, right.
R: ΦΙΛΟΜΗΑ εΠΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΥ; Tyche, standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Philomelion, Phrygia Mint
SNG München 434; SNG von Aulock 3922.
Ex. Savoca Auctions, 9th Blue Auction, Lot 951, 8/25/18.
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 19th Blue Auction, Lot 854
4/25/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Tyre, Koinon, Phoenicia, A26, KΟΙΝΟΝ ΦΟΙΝΙΚC0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Tyre, Koinon, Phoenicia
Civic Issue, Time of Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 196AD
26.0mm 12.01gr 1h
O: TYPΟY MHTPΟ ΠΟΛΕΩC; Laureate head of Melkart, right.
R: KΟΙΝΟΝ ΦΟΙΝΙΚC; Octastyle temple.
Exergue: AKT (Date: regnal year 321 = 196AD)
AUB 201.-2; Rouvier 2246; BMC 362.
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 19th Blue Auction, Lot 1036
4/20/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, T, KA0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
22.5 x 21.5mm 2.90gr 5h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter to right holding scepter.
Exergue: T, above line; KA, below line.
Tripolis Mint
RIC V-2 Tripolis 927, T; Aorta: B87, O38, R13, T95.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 273764502193
4/13/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Constans, AE4, VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, HR, ΓSIS0 viewsAE4
Constans
Caesar: 333 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 350AD
Issued: 347 - 348AD
16.0mm 1.70gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; Diademed (rosettes), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN; Two Victories, standing facing each other, each holding a wreath and a palm.
Exergue: HR (ligate), above line; ΓSIS, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC VIII Siscia 192, Γ; Aorta: 1381: B16, O8, R40, T46, M12.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 273801758517
4/12/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Constantine II, AE3, GLORIA EXERCITVS, R (Wreath) S0 viewsAE3
Constantine II
Caesar: 317 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 340AD
Issued: 333 - 335AD
17.0mm 2.70gr 6h
O: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
R: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers, standing on either side of two standards, each holding a spear and resting hand on a shield.
Exergue: R (Wreath) S
Rome Mint
Sear 17331; RIC VII Rome 351; Aorta: 695: B29, O7, R27, T73, M11.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 273801761869
4/12/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE26, ΥΠ ΑγΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ 0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate: Aurelius Gallus
201 - 203AD
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 201 - 203AD
26.0mm 11.80gr 0h
O: Αγ Κ Λ CεΠΤ CεVΗΡΟC Π; Laureate head, right.
R: ΥΠ ΑγΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICT; River god Istros, reclining left on overturned urn, resting arm on prow of galley, holding water plants.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
SNG Cop -; BMC -; Moushmov 993.
shaker303/Charles Hubbard 192881086048
4/12/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, PAX AVG, VI, XXI1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
25.0 x 22.5mm 3.30gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PAX AVG; Pax, standing left, holding branch in outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand.
Siscia Mint
Exergue: VI, right field; XXI, below line.
RIC V-2 Siscia 706, VI; Aorta: 1694: B72, O63, R87, T52, M6.
master-numismatics 153393291318
3/3/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Anonymous, AE15, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ0 viewsAE15
Anonymous
133 - 1BC
15.0mm 3.50gr 6h
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Apollo, right.
R: ΣΑΡΔΙ, above club; ΑΝΩΝ, below club; Club within wreath.
MTP monogram at top of club.
Lewis 1001; BMC 12
xago/Marcos Xagoraris/Aristos Ancients 233191937205
4/14/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE16, NIKΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC I0 viewsAE16
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
16.0mm 2.98gr 7h
O: Aγ Λ CεVHPOC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC I; Snake coiled around altar.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov -; Moushmov -; Refer to Varbanov 2458; See Savoca Blue 14, Lot 303, 4/23/17.
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 19th Blue Auction, Lot 600
4/20/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Provincial, Akrasos, Lydia, AE20, ΑΚΡΑCIΩΤΩΝ1 viewsAE20
Roman Provincial: Akrasos, Lydia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
20.0mm 3.51gr 6h
O: Αγ ΚΑΙ CεΟVHPO; laureate head, right.
R: ΑΚΡΑ-CIΩΤΩΝ; Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff in left hand.
Akrasos, Lydia Mint
Kraft 65-14
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 19th Blue Auction, Lot 776
4/20/19 5/14/19
Nicholas ZMay 15, 2019
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Segesta - Denomination D/E5 viewsSegesta
Denomination D/E
Obv. Laureate Head of Zeus right
Rev. EΓ. Hound springing right. Crescent above
Struck early second century BC.
0.97 Gr.
CNS I, p.303, nos. 51-51/1; HGC 2, No. 1204
nummis durensisMay 14, 2019
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S.2492 Mary I5 viewsGroat of Mary I (1553-1558)
First issue (1553-1554)
Mintmark: Pomegranate
O: MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI
R: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA

Mary, daughter of Henry VIII by his first wife Catherine of Aragon, is a controversial figure in English history because of her religious persecutions against Protestants. She gets the moniker "Bloody Mary" because under her watch several hundred Protestants were burned at the stake. Mary's husband, Philip II of Spain, was also unpopular in England. Mary died childless and her sister Elizabeth undid pretty much all of her political and religious changes.

Coins of Mary take two flavors- in just her name prior to her marriage to Philip, and after 1554 with Philip's name. This coin belongs to the earlier issue. These coins frequently demonstrate large scratches across the queen's face, done intentionally as Mary was not liked in her time. This particular example is remarkable free of surface marks.

Ex- Heritage auction 3073 (lot 31062), Spink 11039 (lot 345), F Brady, Seaby, R Carlyon-Britton, WC Boyd
1 commentsNapMay 14, 2019
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BCC G2913 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-3rd cent.CE
Draped bust of Apollo? left.
Red-Brown jasper in a
modern setting.
Profile type: F1, Flat top,
flat bottom, upright oval.
11.5 x 9.0 x 2.0mm. (including mounting)
cf. Hamburger #16, but without laurel branch.
cf. Hendler Collection #12 and #13.
Surface find, 1976, Setting created, 1983.
Comments or corrections are welcome.
(click for larger pic)
1 commentsv-dromeMay 14, 2019
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6040 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Isis as mother2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6040.13; Dattari-Savio Pl. 96, 7874 (this coin); Emmett 998.19

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Temple (Greco-Egyptian) with two columns enclosing Isis, crowned with disc, horns and plumes, seated r.; on knee, Harpocrates, crowned with pschent, raising hand and holding club

20.22 gr
33 mm
12h
okidokiMay 13, 2019
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5142 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Dikaiosyne standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5142.9; Dattari-Savio Suppl. 18, 11 (this coin); Emmett 833.3

Issue L Γ = year 3

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Γ
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

13.18 gr
23 mm
12h
okidokiMay 13, 2019
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5049 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Dikaiosyne standing2 viewsReference
RPC III, 5049.2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 65, 1346 (this coin); Emmett 833.2

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ (sic)
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Β
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

12.34 gr
22 mm
12h
okidokiMay 13, 2019
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Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus (Circa 278-275 BC)9 viewsAE 23mm, 11.43 g

Obverse: Head of Heracles l., wearing lion's headdress; in r. field, cornucopiae.

Rev. Athena Promachos standing r., holding spear and shield; in l. field, thunderbolt.

SNG Copenhagen 811. Calciati 177.

Pyrrhus was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians (west coast of Greece) and later became king of Epirus. One of the greatest military commanders of the ancient world, Pyrrhus took a large army to southern Italy at the behest of the Greek colony of Tarentum in their war against Rome. With his superior cavalry, deadly phalanx, and 20 elephants, Pyrrhus defeated the Romans in a succession of battles but at great cost. After a victory at Apulia (279 BC) where Pyrrhus lost 3,500 men including many officers, he famously commented that, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." It is from this semi-legendary event that the term Pyrrhic victory originates.

In 278 BC, the Greek cities in Sicily asked Pyrrhus to help drive out Carthage, which along with Rome was one of the two great powers of the Western Mediterranean. While successful, his request for manpower and money from the Sicilians for a fleet to blockade Carthage’s final stronghold was met with resistance, forcing Pyrrhus to proclaim a military dictatorship of Sicily and install military garrisons in Sicilian cities. These actions were deeply unpopular and with Sicily growing increasingly hostile to Pyrrhus, he abandoned Sicily and returned to Italy to fight another inconclusive battle against the Romans. Pyrrhus soon ended his campaign in Italy and returned to Epirus.

In 274 BC he captured the Macedonian throne in a battle against Antigonus Gonatus II. But two years later while storming the city of Argos, Pyrrhus was killed in a confused battle at night in the narrow city streets. While fighting an Argive soldier, the soldier's mother, who was watching from a rooftop, threw a tile which knocked Pyrrhus from his horse and broke part of his spine, paralyzing him. His death was assured after a soldier beheaded his motionless body.

Athena Promachos ("Athena who fights in the front line") was a colossal bronze statue of Athena. Erected around 456 BC in Athens, the Athena Promachos likely memorialized the Persian Wars. The very first specific archaistic Athena Promachos coin image was depicted on coins that were issued by Alexander the Great in 326 BC. Ten years later, the Athena Promachos appeared on coins issued by Ptolemy in Alexandria. Pyrrhus' alliance with Ptolemy (I and II) and admiration of Alexander the Great (they were second cousins) undoubtedly inspired the design of this coin with Heracles on obverse (like Alexander's coins) and Athena Promachos on the reverse.
2 commentsNathan PMay 13, 2019
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5959 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing with olive-branch9 viewsReference.
Emmett 918.19; RPC III, 5959.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 76, 1624 (this coin). Dattari 1624 and Pl. X (this rev. illustrated).

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. L ENNEAK Δ
Asclepius standing facing head right, holding long serpent-staff, holding olive-branch

25.18 gr
33.5 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiMay 13, 2019
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Galba AR Denarius29 viewsGalba, 68-69 Denarius Tarraco (?) April to late 68, AR
19mm., 3.33g.
Obv: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG PM TR P; Laureate head r.
Rev. SPQR / OB / C-S within oak wreath.
C 288. RIC 62.(R2)
From the M.J. Collection.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 49 Lot 439 May 12, 2019.
3 commentsorfewMay 13, 2019
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RIC 0737 Domitianus6 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.05 mm 3.296 g 6h) Struck in Rome 92 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 737 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted
ex Jesus Vico Online Auction 5 Lot 113
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 13, 2019
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koinon001a3 viewsElagabalus
Koinon of Macedonia

Obv: AV KЄ MA AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN, Alexander III 'the Great' (or Elagabalus) riding horse right, cape flowing behind.
25 mm, 12.29 gms

Varbanov---; Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann), Auction 56, Lot 308.
Charles MMay 13, 2019
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Lucania - Sybaris6 viewsAR obol
c.530-510 BC
O - Bull left, head turned back
R - Incuse bull right, head turned back
1 commentsmauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_16.jpg
Lucania - Sybaris2 viewsAR hemiobol
c.530-510 BC
O - Bull left, head turned back
R - MV
mauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_10.jpg
Baktria0 viewsAR obol
c.295-285 BC
O - Kalathos
R - Double bodied owl with single head in shallow incuse square
Bopearachchi, Sophytes 10; SNG ANS 11; CNG 100, lot 1630
mauseusMay 12, 2019
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2696 PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian, Artemis3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2696; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 316

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum seen from rear

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟС ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑС
Artemis standing r., quiver at l. shoulder, holding bow in her r. hand

7.15 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiMay 12, 2019
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Thrace - Maroneia0 viewsAR triobol
c.398-385 BC
O - forepart of a horse eft
R - Bunch of grapes and vine within square
mauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_12.jpg
Bruttium - Kroton5 viewsAR obol
c.530-510 BC
O - Tripod altar
R - Incuse tripod altar
1 commentsmauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_13.jpg
Lucania - Metapontion3 viewsAR obol
c.530-510 BC
O - Ear of barley
R - Incuse ear of barley
mauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_14.jpg
Lucania - Metapontion3 viewsAR obol
c.530-510 BC
O - Ear of barley
R - Incuse ear of barley
mauseusMay 12, 2019
rjb_2019_05_09.jpg
Ionia - Ephesos1 viewsAR hemitetartemorion (0.13g)
6th cent BC
O - Bee, narrow wings
R - Incuse quadripartite square
mauseusMay 12, 2019
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Phraates IV (38 - 2 B.C.)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and torque with no end visible; all within pelleted border.
R: BACILE[WS] BACILEWN ARSAKO[U] EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIFANOU[S] FILELLHN[OS], Phraates seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a palm and holding cornucopiae; year between throne legs, [month in exergue]
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint.
30mm
15g
Sellwood 51
5 commentsMatMay 12, 2019
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6098 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 135-36 AD Harpokrates4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6098; Dattari-Savio Pl. 83, 7668 (this coin); Emmett 977.20

Issue L K = year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. L Κ
Harpocrates of Mendes standing facing, head l., raising finger to lips and holding club surmounted by hawk; to l., Ram, wearing crown composed of two uraei and disk

20.93 gr
33 mm
12h
okidokiMay 12, 2019
414_Himera2.jpg
Himera - AE hemilitron0 views420-409 BC
head of nymph left
•••••• / IM_E
wreath, 6 • inside
SNG Cop 320; Calciati I p. 43, 35; SGCV I 1110; SNG ANS 186
3,85g
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
athens.jpg
Achaea. Attica, Athens. AE224 viewsObv: Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev: AΘHNAIΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear in right hand and shield in left.
Kroll 318
ancientoneMay 12, 2019
1447_Alexander_III_Temnos.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm2 viewsTemnos
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠA) E
Price 1676; Müller 956
16,20g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1445_Julia_Domna_Emesa.jpg
Julia Domna - Emesa1 viewsAR tetradrachm
215 AD
diademed and bust right
·IOYΛIA·_AYΓOYCTA
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, bust of Shamash between legs
·ΔHMAPX···EΞ OYCIAC
Γ
Prieur 1021
13,6g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1444_Septimius_Severus_Caracalla_Samos.jpg
Septimius Severus and Caracalla - Samos4 views198-211 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right from behind facing laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus left from behind
AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AV KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVHPOC
Septimus Severus on horse prancing right, wearing cuirass and chalmys, is about to spear fallen enemy
CA_M_I_Ω_N
BMC Greek (Ionia) 258.p376
25,00g
1 commentsJohny SYSELMay 12, 2019
571c.jpg
varb3290var0 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛ-ЄITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera; fish swimming left in exergue.
25 mm, 8.12 gms

Varbanov 3290 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MMay 12, 2019
1443_C_Postumius.jpg
C. Postumius - AR denarius0 viewsRome
²73 BC
¹74 BC
draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder
hound bounding right, hunting spear below
C·POSTVMI / (TA)
¹Crawford 394/1a, RSC I Postumia 9, Sydenham 785, SRCV I 330
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Jesus Vico
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1442_M_Servilius_Cf.jpg
M. Servilius C.f. (Vatia) - AR denarius0 viewsRome
²97 BC
¹100 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
E
Two dismounted horsmen fighting duel with their horses behind, each holding sword and shield
M·SERVEILI·C·F
L
¹Crawford 327/1, BMCRR Rome I 1660, Sydenham 602, RSC I Servilia 13, SRCV I 206
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Jesus Vico

Reverse depicts moneyer's ancestor Marcus Servilius Pulex Geminus, consul 202 BC, veteran of the second punic war who according to Livy won every of the 23 duels which he fought.
Moneyer is probably brother P. Servilius C.f. M.n. Vatia Isauricus, consul 79 BC.
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1441_C_Servilius_Mf.jpg
C. Servilius M.f. - AR denarius1 viewsRome
²137 BC
¹136 BC
helmet head of Roma right
wreath left
(XVI) ROMA
the Dioscuri riding in opposite directions, heads turned confronting, each with star above his head and holding a spear
C·SERVEILI·M·F
¹Crawford 239/1, Sydenham 525, RSC I Servilia 1, BMCRR Italy 540, SRCV I 116
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Jesus Vico

It's the first issue with ROMA on obverse also Dioscuri are riding unconventionally from each other.
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1440_Alexander_III_Mytilene.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm0 viewsMytilene
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; lyre left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
monogram / Δ
Price 1718
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1439_Selinus.jpg
Selinos - AR Litra1 viewsc. 530-500 BC
selinos leaf
selinos leaf within incuse circle
SNG ANS 687; SNG München 879
0,60g
ex Roma
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1438_Morgantina.jpg
Morgantina - AR litra1 views339-317 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
MOPΓANTINΩN
warrior on horseman left, brandishing spear, holding reins
SNG ANS 465 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 472; HGC 2, 900.
0,80g
ex Roma
ex Nomos
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1437_Motya.jpg
Motya - AR litra4 viewsc. 400-397 BC
head of Nymph facing, slightly right, wearing necklace
crab, fish above
'alep waw tet mem
Jenkins, Punic, pl. 23, 6; Campana 24a; HGC 2, 937
0,70g
ex Roma
1 commentsJohny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1436_Herennia_Etruscila.jpg
Herennia Etruscilla - Antioch1 viewsAR tetradrachm
249-251 AD
diademed and draped bust on crescent righ
EPENNIA ETPOYCKIΛΛA CEB
···
eagle standing right on palm, wreath in beak
ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC
S C
Prieur: 610, CP 912
11,8g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1435_Caracalla_Magnesia.jpg
Caracalla - Magnesia ad Maeander0 viewsPhiloumenus, grammateus
198-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
???AP M AVP ANTΩNINOC
Artemis Leucophryene facing within tetrastyle temple, small Nike on both sides
EΠI ΓPA AV_P Φ_IΛO_VMENOV B
MAΓNHTΩN
SNG Cop. -. Schultz 188
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1434_Panormus.jpg
Panormos - AE2 viewsQ. Mallius
c. 241-30 BC (208-180 BC)
laureate head of Zeus left
warrior standing half-left, extending hand, holding grounded shield and spear
Q / (MAL)
(ΠAP)
CNS I, 9.
7,70g
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1433_Iatos.jpg
Iaitos - AE semis?1 viewsc. 241-30 BC
helmeted head of warrior righ
warrior standing half-left, with grounded spear and shield
IAITI_NΩN
CNS I pg. 383, 4; SNG ANS -
3,40g
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1127_Tanagra_hemidrachm.jpg
Tanagra - AR hemidrachm1 views457-448 BC
Boiotian shield
forepart of horse right within incuse square
T_A
Dewing 1498 (same rev. die)
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1432_Kephalodion.jpg
Kephaloidion - AE1 viewsc. 344-280 BC
head of Herakles righ wearing lion's skin
pegasos flying right
KEΦA
CNS 5/4; SNG ANS -.
1,4g
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1431_Aesernia.jpg
Aesernia, Samnium - AE1 viewsc. 263-240 BC
head of Vulcan left wearing laureate pileus, tongs behind
VOLCANOM
Jupiter in biga right holding thunderbolt and reins
AISERNINO
HNItaly 430 SNG Copenhagen 256-257 SNG ANS 118
6,90g
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1343_Alexander_III_Perge.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm1 viewsPerge
200 - 199 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle;
AΛEΞANΔPOY
KB
Price 2936
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1304_Hadrian_Gaza~0.jpg
Hadrian - Gaza0 views132-133 AD
laureate head right
A KA TR__AΔPIAN CE
Herakles facing, head left, holding club and lion skin
ΓAZA__Δ EΠI Γ_YP
Mem
Yashin 323; Rosenberger 54, BMC 49, Volume III, № 4031
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
1034_Kaunos.jpg
Kaunos - AE1 views390 - 370 BC
head of Apollo facing
sphinx standing left
(upside down) Δ _ Γ
Klein 526; H. Troxell, Winged Carians, Essays Thompson p. 261, 30; K. Konuk, The Early Coinage of Kaunos, Studies Price p. 214, 117
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
656_Marathos_Cleopatra_I.jpg
Marathos - AE1 views187-186 BC
veiled bust of Cleopatra I (wife of Ptolemy V) right
prow left
MRTS (aramaic script)
III¯NNN (73)
BMC Phoenicia p. 122, 15 -18 and SNG Cop 158
3,71 g
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
262_Cherronesos.jpg
Cherronesos - AR hemidrachm1 views400-350 BC
forepart of lion right, head turned back
quatripartite incuse square, grain ear in one section,
X· in other
McClean 4103 var (dot over E)
2,21g
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSELMay 12, 2019
G_350_Arados_fac.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados, Zeus, Galley4 viewsPhoenicia, Arados
Æ 16
Dated year 115 (145-144 BC)
Obv.: Bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.
Rev.: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun and aleph above, Aradian era date 115 below.
AE, 16mm. 4.02g
Ref.: Duyrat 2005 Pg.61, No.2046-2070; HGC10 Pg24, No.88; BMC Phoenicia Pg.18, No.131-133.

shanxiMay 12, 2019
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edessa001a_20 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
26 mm, 9.78 gms

Varbanov 3632
Charles MMay 12, 2019
945.jpg
edessa001a1 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
26 mm, 10.74 gms

Varbanov 3632
Charles MMay 12, 2019
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pella001a_20 viewsElagabalus
Pella, Macedonia

Obv: [IMP C M] AVR ANTON[INVS], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL VI AVS PЄLLA, Pan, naked, seated left on rock, right hand raised to head.
25 mm, 9.00 gms

Varbanov 3732; Moushmov 6476
Charles MMay 12, 2019
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pella001a1 viewsElagabalus
Pella, Macedonia

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVS PЄLLA, Pan, naked, seated left on rock, right hand raised to head.
25 mm, 10.30 gms

Varbanov 3732; Moushmov 6476
Charles MMay 12, 2019
eanred-wulfheard-2.jpg
S.862 Eanred (Wulfheard)2 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Wulfheard (or Heardwulf)
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANHED HEX
R: +VVLFEHRRD
Motif: 1/1

Wulfheard (or Heardwulf) is a somewhat scarce moneyer for Eanred

Ex- eBay
NapMay 12, 2019
aethelred-ii-leofthegn-12.jpg
S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)4 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Pirie 225
O: +AEdELREd REX
R: +LEOFdEJN+
Motif: S1a/5c

Ex- eBay
NapMay 12, 2019
redwulf-cuthberht-2.jpg
S.867 Redwulf (Cuthberht)1 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Cuthberht
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
O: +REDVLF REX
R: +CVDBEREhT
Motif: 1/1

Ex- eBay
NapMay 12, 2019
aethelred-ii-eanred-4.jpg
S.865 Eanred and Aethelred II1 viewsPossible joint issue between Eanred and Aethelred II. king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: unknown (or Eanred)
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +AEILRED R
R: +EANRED R
Motif: 5/5

Possible joint issue between Eanred and Aethelred II, father and son, though it could also be a coin of Aethelred II by moneyer Eanred with the die cutter just putting a "R" on both sides.

Ex- eBay
NapMay 12, 2019
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Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter AR Drachm. EF+. Bust to left holding spear.8 viewsObverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed heroic bust of Menander I to left, seen from behind, wearing aegis over shoulder and brandishing spear.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis over arm, hurling thunderbolt; monogram to right; Karosthi inscription around.

Issued by the mythic king Menander I, the most poweful ruler of the indo-greek kingdom of Baktria and the first western ruler to be converted to Buda´s faith.

EF+ condition, practically uncircullated, conserving absolutely full details in both sides, very bold relief relief and high quality silver.

Bopearachchi 7B. Circa 155-130 b.C. 2,4 g - 16,5 mm
2 commentsMark R1May 11, 2019
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sngcop385_40 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: AVT K M - ANTΩNINOC, radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: [PE−Φ]−A−N[EΩN], turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
23mm 7.34 gms

SNG Cop 385, SNG München 962; Lindgren-Kovacs 2115 var. (radiate head, AVT K - ANT...); cf. BMC Galatia p. 267, 1 (Caracalla).
Charles MMay 11, 2019
801.jpg
sngcop385_31 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: AVT K ANTΩ..., radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [PEΦ−A−NE−ΩN], turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
22 mm, 7.62 gms

SNG Cop 385, SNG München 962; Lindgren-Kovacs 2115 var. (radiate head); BMC Galatia p. 267, 2 corr. (Caracalla).
Charles MMay 11, 2019
RI_136x_img.jpg
136 - Numerian - RIC 416 - Bust Type F5 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVGG, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus
Minted in Rome (//KAD). A.D. 283 - A.D. 284
Reference:– RIC 416 (C).

4.13g, 21.99mm, 180o
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 11, 2019
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emesa002a_30 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVΓO K MA ANTΩNINOC (all 3 N's are reversed), laureate head right.
Rev: [MHTP]OKOЄΛA, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head and tail left, wreath in beak; Є between legs.
20 mm, 4.80 gms

BMC 18 variant (reversed N's)
Charles MMay 11, 2019
Faustina_I_R685_fac.jpg
RIC 3, p.069, 343 - Faustina I, Temple6 viewsFaustina Senior
Denarius
Obv.: DIVA - FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Rev.: AED DIV FAVSTINAE, front of temple of Diva Faustina with six columns, in the center statue of Faustina.
Ag, 3,28g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC 343 [S], CRE 126 [C]
1 commentsshanxiMay 11, 2019
RI_076e_img.jpg
076 - Julia Maesa denarius - RIC 26610 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back
Rev:– PIETAS AVG Pietas standing facing, her head turned to left, raising both hands in prayer; at her feet to left, altar
Minted in Rome. A.D. 218-220
Reference– Cohen 34a. RIC 266

3.88g, 20.04mm, 180o
2 commentsmaridvnvmMay 11, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, NUMERIAN. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.284 - 285 under Carinus1 viewsObverse: DIVO NVMERIANO. Radiate head of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing, head left; in exergue, KAA.
RIC V ii : 424
RARE

Though mis-rated as common by Cohen and RIC, antoninianii of Divus Numerian are in fact quite rare: there were only 15 of his antoninianii of all types in the Venera hoard, as compared to 25 antoninianii of the 'very rare' Divus Nigrinian. - source HJB
*AlexMay 11, 2019
Julian-2_Bull_HERACLB~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIAN II, AE1 Heraclea. Follis struck A.D.361 - 3630 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II facing right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB. Bull standing facing right; above, two stars; in exergue, •HERACL•B.
RIC VIII : 103 | LRBC : 1910 | VM : 25.
SCARCE
*AlexMay 11, 2019
series-j-2.jpg
S.802 Anglo-Saxon sceat11 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: ?York
Series J
Type 85
S.802
Abramson 18-20
O: Bust right
R: Large bird on cross

Ex- Silbury Coins
4 commentsNapMay 11, 2019
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S.812 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series Q/R mule
Type 73
S.812
O: Degenerated bust right, MR (runic) retrograde
R: Quadruped right, forked tail

Ex- CNG, Sotheby's April 22-23 1999 (lot ), L.R. Stack
1 commentsNapMay 11, 2019
RI_064uc_img.jpg
064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O3 - RIC -2 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SEP SEV - PER AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONA SPES, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 – A.D. 195
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC -

A nice example from this unusual obverse legend variant

1.80g, 16.87mm, 0o
maridvnvmMay 11, 2019
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L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Denarius 17 viewsRome mint, 90 BC
Laureate head of Apollo right, Δ below chin
Naked horseman galloping right, holding whip; above swan. L.PISO.FRUGI / ROMA at exergue
3,93 gr - 18,8 mm
Ref : RCV # 235, RSC # 12b, RRC # 340/1-Calpurnia 12b-symbol 166
Ex. Naville Numismatics
5 commentsPotator IIMay 11, 2019
RIC_478A_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0478A Domitianus32 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : FIDEI PVBLICAE / S C, Fides standing left, with plate of fruits and corn ears
AE/Dupondius (27.62 mm 10.845 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished; it took 478A (R3) in the RIC 2.1 A&C; second known example
Purchased on eBay from Lanz
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 11, 2019
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emesa003a_20 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Sacred stone of Elagabal in hexastyle temple.
20 mm, 10.44 gms

BMC 17; Lindgren-Kovacs 2045
Charles MMay 11, 2019
1450c.jpg
emesa003a1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Sacred stone of Elagabal in hexastyle temple, in exergue,ΘΛ.
25 mm, 10.95 gms

BMC 17; Lindgren-Kovacs 2045
Charles MMay 11, 2019
866.jpg
emesa002a_20 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVΓO K..., laureate head right.
Rev: [MHT]POKOЄM, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head and tail left, wreath in beak; Є between legs.
15 mm, 5.28 gms

BMC 18
Charles MMay 11, 2019
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emesa002b_20 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVT K ANTΩ..., laureate head right.
Rev: MH-T-POK..., eagle standing facing, wings spread, head and tail left, wreath in beak; Є in left field.
17 mm, 5.48 gms

BMC 19 variant (bust type)
Charles MMay 11, 2019
710c.jpg
emesa002b0 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVT M ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTPOK-ЄMICΩN, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head and tail left, wreath in beak; Є in left field.
18 mm, 4.41 gms

BMC 19 variant (bust type)
Charles MMay 11, 2019
386c.jpg
emesa002a0 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVΓO K MA ANTΩNINOC (all 3 N's are reversed), laureate head right.
Rev: MHTPOKOЄΛA, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head and tail left, wreath in beak; Є between legs.
18 mm, 4.25 gms

BMC 18 variant (reversed N's)
Charles MMay 11, 2019
Mer_Ric_3539.jpg
MER RIC №: 35392 viewsMint: Rome
3rd Officina, issue 3,
Datation: Early 276

Billon antoninianus, RIC V-1 82, BnF XII 1604, Hunter IV 3, Venèra 549 - 561, Gloucester 690, Maravielle 708, Navis-Mühlen 142,

Weight: 3.342 g,
Diameter: 22.6 mm
Die axis: 0o,

Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG (equity of the emperor), Aequitas standing slightly left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, Γ in right field,
Exergue: XXI
TacitusMay 11, 2019
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6 viewsDIOCLETIAN.. Ae follis. Lyons.. 285-ca.310 A.D.

IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG: Laureate bust left

GENIO POPVLI ROMANI: Genius standing left holding patera over altar, - / * in field, PLG in exergue.
2 commentspaul1888May 10, 2019
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emesa001g0 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AVT MAV ANT..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTP-[OKOЄMI]CΩN around, ΠVΘIA above, HΛIA below, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
24 mm, 7.97 gms

BMC---; Lindgren---; acsearch.com---
Charles MMay 10, 2019
997c.jpg
emesa001d_21 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: IM C M A ANTΩNINOC, Radiate head right.
Rev: MHTPOKOΛЄMICΩN around, HΛIA above →ΠVΘIA/Є, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
23 mm, 8.21 gms

BMC 21 variant (Є in exergue); Lindgren-Kovacs 2047; Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Electronic Auction 325, Lot 428
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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emesa001f1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: MHTPO-KOЄMIC around, HΛЄIA/TVΘIA below, Agnostic urn with single palm frond emerging, between two Є's.
24 mm, 8.04 gms

BMC---; Lindgren---; acsearch.com---
Charles MMay 10, 2019
546c.jpg
emesa001e1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: ...ANTΩNIN (all 3 N's are reversed), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTP-OKOЄMI[CΩN] around, HΛIA above →ΠVΘIA/ЄЄ, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
21 mm, 5.11 gms

BMC 21 variant (bust type and ЄЄ in exergue); Lindgren-Kovacs 2047 variant (bust type and Lindgren only has one "Є" in exergue)
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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emesa001d1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: MHTP-[OKOΛЄMICΩN] around, HΛIA above →ΠVΘIA/Є, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
18 mm, 3.61 gms

BMC 21 variant (Є in exergue); Lindgren-Kovacs 2047; Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Electronic Auction 325, Lot 428
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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emesa001c1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: … M ...ANTW..., radiate head right.
Rev: [MHTP-OKOΛЄMICΩN around, HΛIA above] →ΠVΘIA, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
22 mm, 7.79 gms

BMC 21; Lindgren-Kovacs 2048
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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emesa001b1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: ..ANTONVS, radiate head right.
Rev: [MHTP-OKOΛЄMICΩN] around, HΛIA above →AIΘVΠ, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
19 mm, 7.32 gms

BMC 21 variant (different obverse and reverse legends); Lindgren-Kovacs 2047 variant (same)
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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Constans bust left1 viewsSlightly enhanced obverse fragment of http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155168Yurii PMay 10, 2019
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emesa001a1 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: AV K MAV ANTΩNIN, radiate head right.
Rev: MHTP-OKOЄMIC[ΩN] around, HΛIA above →ΠVΘIA/ЄЄ, Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
22 mm, 10.43 gms

BMC 21 variant (ЄЄ in exergue); Lindgren-Kovacs 2047 variant (Lindgren only has one "Є" in exergue); Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Electronic Auction 191, Lot 105 (this coin); Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Electronic Auction 195, Lot 179
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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CONSTANS PF AVG / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE4 follis, 346-348 2 viewsCONSTAN - S PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left, the laurel leaves are denoted as longish shapes / GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS, two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing front, heads turned toward each another, each holding inverted spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, a standard, device on banner large dot, with 3 badges. Mintmark AQS in exergue, palm branch "upright" in both left and right fields.

Ӕ4, 15.5mm, 1.10g, die axis 6h (coin alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

RIC VIII Aquileia 22: ID straightforward thanks to unusual obverse and palm branches in the fields, even if the mintmark were unclear.

P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor. Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army" AQuileia mint, S = officina #2.

CONSTANS, * c. 323 † February 350 (aged ~27) in Vicus Helena, southwestern Gaul (Elne, southern France)
‡ 25 December 333 – 337 (as Caesar in Constantinople under his father); 337 – 340 (joint emperor with Constantius II and Constantine II, over Italia and Africa); 340 – 350 (after defeating Constantine II, Western Emperor, together with Constantius II in the East).

More biographical info in http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147486
Yurii PMay 10, 2019
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rsc149_31 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel under seat
17 mm, 1.80 gms

RSC 149, RIC 19
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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rsc289_32 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath and palm over left shoulder.
19 mm, 3.40 gms

RSC 289, RIC 156
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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rsc289_21 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath and palm over left shoulder.
19 mm, 3.30 gms

RSC 289, RIC 156
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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hhj8.26.08.070 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M. AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Dionysos standing left, naked except for boots, holding bunch of grapes in right hand and holding thyrsus with left hand.
18 mm, 2.38 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.7
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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hhj8.26.46.17_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT[ΩNIN]OC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:NIKOΠOΛIT-ΩN ΠPOCI, →C(TPON), statue of Asklepios with snake entwined staff within tetrastyle temple.
17 mm, 2.14 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.17
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-23835 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.68g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 238 (C). BMC 552.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: MARS VICTOR; S C in field; Mars, armoured, adv. l., with Victory and trophy
Ex CNG E443, 1 May 2019, lot 530.

A sestertius struck in Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71. The reverse features the first Mars type coined for the new emperor, copied from one previously struck for Vitellius. Mars is seen here in full military dress instead of the heroic nude he is normally depicted as on the contemporary denarii. This MARS VICTOR type pays proper respect to the god of war for granting Flavian success in the recently concluded Jewish War (an open display of celebration for defeating Vitellius would be taboo on the coinage). The portraits from this aes issue can be quite extraordinary. C.H.V. Sutherland in his book Roman Coins writes: 'Vespasian's aes, however, and not merely the sestertii, developed a full magnificence of portraiture ... The beauty of this work lay in it's realism, strong in authority and yet delicate in execution ...' (p. 189). Perhaps, a portrait such as this is what Sutherland had in mind when he wrote that passage.

The minor porosity does not detract from the superb veristic portrait and beautiful dark brown patina.
5 commentsDavid AthertonMay 10, 2019
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Vespasian 'O' mint denarius2 views
Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.) silver denarius.
Unknown ‘o’ mint Ephesus?, (‘O’ beneath bust in obverse.
76 A.D.
19mm., 3,00g
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: FIDES PVBL, hands clasped over caduceus. two poppies and two corn-ears.
Ric 1475
Catawiki auction May 7, 2019 Sold by Lucernae
1 commentsorfewMay 10, 2019
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Titus AR Denarius6 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 after July 1
18 mm 3.16 g
Obv: Head laureate l; IMP TITUS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Rev: Venus stg r leaning on column, with helmet and spear; TR P VIII IMP XIIII COS VII PP
RIC 35 (R) BMC--
Purchase from Silbury Coins April 23, 2019
Submitted to wildwinds
1 commentsorfewMay 10, 2019
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Antioch Pisidia, Volusian (251-253 AD) AE232 viewsRoman Provincial, Antioch Pisidia, Volusian (251-253 AD) AE23

Obverse: IMP C V IMP CA LVSSIANO AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.

Reverse: ANTIOC-HIO CLA, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, between two standards. SR in exergue.

Reference: Lindgren 1250,; BMC 133

Ex: VCoins - Sphinx Numismatics - Youssef Mishriki
Gil-galadMay 10, 2019
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hj6.26.47.010 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIA-NOΠOΛITΩN, serpent entwined tripod, head to left.
17 mm, 2.95 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.47.1 (different reverse legend break)
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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hj6.26.54.020 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M [AVP] ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAP/KIANO/ΠOΛEI/TΩN, legend in four lines.
17 mm, 2.25 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.54.2
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos AR Tetradrachm21 viewsCirca 261-246 B.C. 16.87gms, 28mm, 11h. Obverse: diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Reverse: weary Herakles seated left on rock, lion skin draped over rock, holding club set on ground, cup to outer left, AP monogram below royal title. Secondary monograms in exergue. Side mint. SC 505.2. Slight smoothing on obverse field. Otherwise, extremely fine. Rare.

Please click image for better resolution.

Ex Roma Numismatics. Ex private French collection.

This is an example of a rare coin of Antiochos II depicting Herakles on the reverse. Most of Antiochos' coins show a sitting effeminate, smooth-bodied Apollo on an omphalos. This coin is a rare departure on the iconography of the reverse side showing an exceptionally elegant but masculine demigod-hero Herakles rendered artistically celebrating strength, self-sacrifice, heroism and ideal male beauty. Truly a sculptural art in miniature.
3 commentsJason TMay 10, 2019
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RIC 0117 Vespasianus54 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right, with aegis, globe below neck
Rev: S C (across field), Tetrastyle temple of Isis with semi-circular pediment. Between the columns an inner shrine with the statue of Isis; two other statues on right and left side; on pedment Isis on dog running right.
AE/Sestertius (35.56 mm 26.14 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 117 (R2), BMCRE 780, BNF unpublished
ex Artemide Auction LI lot 269
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 10, 2019
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hj6.26.20.100 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent entwined staff, head to right
17 mm, 2.21 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.10
Charles MMay 10, 2019
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CONSTANTIUS II, AE33 viewsOBVERSE: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on prow of ship piloted by Victory, holding globe with phoenix. BSIS SYM2 in ex.
Struck at Siscia 348-350 AD
2.20g, 18 mm
RIC VIII 205"
1 commentsLegatusMay 09, 2019
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APAMEIA, PHRYGIA AE233 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus right
REVERSE: APAME to the right, cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis standing facing, magistrate HRAKLEI EGLO to left
Struck at Pergamon 133-27 BC
8.38g, 22mm
SNGCop 183.1; BMC Phrygia p. 77, 48
1 commentsLegatusMay 09, 2019
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SICILY, SYRACUSE, HIERON II AE191 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Persephone left, wreathed with corn, wearing earring and necklace, poppy head behind head
REVERSE: Bull butting left; above, club above IA; IE in exergue
Struck at Syracuse, Sicily 275-265 BC
5.71g; 19mm
BMC. Sicily, p 219, 624"
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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CARTHAGE/SICILY-PUNIC Æ172 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Tanit left, wreathed with corn
REVERSE: Horse right, palm behind
Struck at Zeugitana, Carthage or Siculo-Punic, 3d-4th Century BC
3.5g, 17mm
Weber 8509v"
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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IONIA, MILETOS AE17, Lindgren 513, Lion3 viewsOBV: Head of Apollo right
REV: Lion right, head reverted, star above

Minted at Miletos, 350-300 BC
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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THRACE, PANTIKAPAION AE201 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Pan left
REVERSE: Roaring lion's head left; fish below.
Struck at Pantikapaion 400-300BC
5.0g, 20mm
SNG BMC Black Sea 883
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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CONSTANTIVS PF AVG (the 2nd) / VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, AE4 follis, Siscia, 347-348 2 viewsCONSTANTI - VS PF AVG, pearl-diademed with rosettes, draped and cuirassed bust right/ VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, two winged Victories facing each other, each holding wreath and palm branch; between them: a palm branch upright. Mintmark ЄSIS in exergue.

Ӕ4, 15-16mm, 1.39g, die axis 6h (coin alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

RIC VIII Siscia 194. Palm branch upright between the victories is a very specific feature, that immediately narrows the search down, and together with ЄSIS mintmark it gives RIC 194 type.

P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor, VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN = victoriae dominorum augustorum que nostrorum = victories of our lords and emperors (lit. ...which (are) ours), triumphal wreath and palm branch were common attributes of Victories; officina #5 (epsilon) of SIScia mint (Sisak, Croatia).

CONSTANTIVS II, * 317 in Sirmium, Pannonia (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) † 3 November 361 (aged 44) in Mopsuestia, Cilicia (near Adana, southern Turkey) ‡ 13 November 324 – 22 May 337: Caesar under his father, Constantine I; 337 – 340: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constantine II and Constans; 340 – 350: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constans; 350 – 3 November 361: mostly (see below) sole Augustus of the Roman Empire.

More biographical info in http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147501
Yurii PMay 09, 2019
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GRATIAN AE2 RIC IX 26a, REPARATIO REIPVB1 viewsOBV: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed
REV: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing front, head left, raising kneeling female on left, and holding Victory on a globe. BSISC in ex.
4.7g, 22mm

Minted at Siscia, 379-83 AD
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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AURELIAN Antoninianus, RIC 63f, Sol1 viewsOBV: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
REV: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left with hand raised, foot on one of two bound captives, XXIP in ex.
3.4g, 23mm

Minted at Serdica, 274 AD
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus) Antoninianus RIC 193, Uberitas1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VBERITAS AVG, Uberitas standing left holding cornucopiae and purse
Struck at Siscia, 268-69 AD
3.1g, 20mm
RIC 193"
LegatusMay 09, 2019
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Byzantine, JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 3 Constantinople Third Coinage Variation B SBCV-1940 15 viewsOBV IC XC in upper field.

Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: , holds gospels in l. Pellet in each limb of the cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. , crowned by Virgin. Emperor wears stemma, divitision. Collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l., anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 30.57mm

Weight 4.3gm

DOC lists 5 examples of type B with weights from 4.22gm to 4.43gm and sizes from 30 mm to 31mm
1 commentsSimonMay 09, 2019
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Ruler: Nerva (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS 3 viewsIMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P - Laureate head right
CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM - Clasped hands; SC in exergue.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (97 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.30g / 28mm / 6h
References:
RIC II 79
BMCRE 121
Cohen 21
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #824 $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2May 09, 2019
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Ruler: Hadrian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P - Laureate head right
FELICITAS AVG - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae; wheel set on ground to left.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (134-138 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.99g / 32mm / 6h
References:
RIC II 749
BMCRE 1492
Cohen 609
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #866 $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2May 09, 2019
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DN CONSTANS PF AVG / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE4 follis, Constantinople, 346-348 2 viewsDN CONSTA - NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette-diademed head only, right / GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS, two soldiers facing each other, holding spears and shields, with one standard between them, device on banner large "o"? Mintmark CONSS (or CONSI?) in exergue.

AE4, 15.5mm, 1.35g, die axis 6h (coin alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

RIC VIII Constantinople 45? Obverse legend crystal clear, reverse not so much, but seems no trailing dot, definitely pearls, rosettes – unclear, a pity, because in this type they are special "square pearl rosettes with a pearl in the centre"; device is most probably "o", weird shape due to damage (but I would not completely disregard "star" or "chi-rho" possibility); CONSS almost certain, but CONSI may be possible. This most probably narrows the type down to RIC 45. But if we allow CONSI, it allows for another, more exotic possibility of * device on banner (RIC 54).

DN = Dominus Noster = Our Lord, P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor. Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army" CONStantinopolis, S = officina #6.

CONSTANS, * c. 323 † February 350 (aged ~27) in Vicus Helena, southwestern Gaul (Elne, southern France)
‡ 25 December 333 – 337 (as Caesar in Constantinople under his father); 337 – 340 (joint emperor with Constantius II and Constantine II, over Italia and Africa); 340 – 350 (after defeating Constantine II, Western Emperor, together with Constantius II in the East).

More biographical info in http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147486
Yurii PMay 09, 2019
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Abakainon - Hemilitra1 viewsAbakainon
Hemilitra
Silver
420 - 400 BC.
Av.: Female head right, wearing sphendone
Rev.: Boar standing right, AB above
0,27 Gr.
SNG Cop - ,SNG ANS - , HGC 2 - ,Ex Rauch 165
nummis durensisMay 09, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.47.07 (rev. only)1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 3.79g, 19.23mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODO
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Tripod, left and central foot entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristov/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.47.7 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.8.2 (same die)
F+
JochenMay 09, 2019
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Julian of Pannonia17 viewsJulian of Pannonia, Usurper (284-285).
BI Antoninianus, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS TEMPORVM. Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and sceptre; in field, S-B; in exergue, XXI.
RIC 2., C. 1 (Fr. 150). BI. g. 3.14 RRR. Very rare.

Notes from the seller (Artemide LI, Lot 322):
"A superb example. Deep brown patina. Minor areas of weakness, otherwise about EF/Good VF."
4 commentsMark ZMay 09, 2019
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1699 8 Reales3 views1699 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: F (Tomas Fernandez de Ocana)
24.00 grams
Sedwick type: P42
1 commentscmcdon0923May 09, 2019
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1641 Lion Daalder2 viewsNetherlands: Gelderland
1641 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/ lion rampant; MO.ARG.PRO.CO.FO.BELG.GEL
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1641.
26.88 grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport:
Delmonte:
1 commentscmcdon0923May 08, 2019
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1695 8 Reales2 views1695 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
27.64 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923May 08, 2019
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1698 4 Reales1 views1698 4 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: F (Tomas Fernandez de Ocana)
13.21 grams
Sedwick type: P42
cmcdon0923May 08, 2019
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1687 8 Reales3 views1687 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
27.92 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923May 08, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.48.17 var. (rev. only)3 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 17, 2.92g, 17.22mm, 30°
obv. AV K M AV - ANTWNI
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Crescent with 4 stars: 1 star in the cavity, the other 3 in an arc above
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jerkov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.48.17 var. (different depiction of stars)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.53.7 corr. (same die, writes ANTWNIN)
About VF, dark green patina

1 commentsJochenMay 08, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.47.13 (for Severus, rev. only)1 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 16, 2.23g, 15.62mm, 0°
obv. [AV K M A] - ANTWN[I?]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI[T] - PROC ICT.
Altar with basket (cista mystica?) from which a snake is coiling up
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.14.47.31 corr. (for Severus, same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.46.14
probably unpublished
extremely rare, F+, dark green patina

This type was described as "altar, on which snake is coiling, head l." This new coin has far the best preserved rev. I have seen. And now my suspicion that the old description is not correct is proven. It can't be a snake alone because there are structures above the altar not compatible with a snake. So I think it is a basket or a similar container set on the altar in which the snake is coiling up.

This type was until now only known for Severus. Another example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
JochenMay 08, 2019
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Thrace. PANTIKAPAION. Ae 21. 310-303 B.C.7 viewsObverse: Bearded head of Satyr (or Pan) right.

Reverse: Forepart of griffin left, sturgeon below.

Weight: 6.91 grams.

Diameter: 21.69 mm.
2 commentsMark R1May 08, 2019
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1425A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Fortuna standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1417; for rev.; Cf. RPC III 1408-9: RPC --; Metcalf--; RIC--

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. FORTVNA AVGVST
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.

10.57 gr
30 mm
12h
4 commentsokidokiMay 08, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.02 var. (rev. only)1 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 13.79g, 25.78mm, 0°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K M [AVR] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVI TERTVL - LOV NIKO PROC I[C?]
Homonoia stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1527 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.36.2 (with altar, different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.36.1
possibly unpublished
F, dark green patina, central corrosion
JochenMay 08, 2019
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Indo-Greeks. AZES II. AR tetradrachm. 58-20 B.C.. Extremely Fine2 viewsObverse: King on horseback right.

Reverse: Athena Pallas standing right.

Weight:9.51 grams.

Diameter: 23.62 mm.
Mark R1May 08, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.48.27 (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.90g, 18.11mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR.
Crescent with 1 clumpy star in the cavity
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1436 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.48.27
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.14.17
F+

The obv. seems to be scarce.
JochenMay 08, 2019
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Bruttium. The Bretti. . Ae double didrachm... 208-203 B.C..8 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Ares left.

Reverse: Athena advancing right holding spear and shield, lyre in right field.

Weight: 14.32 grams.

Diameter: 25.47 mm.
3 commentsMark R1May 08, 2019
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Sicily. HIMERA.. Ae hemilitron.. 420-408 B.C. 1 viewsObverse: Head of nymph Himera left wearing sphendone, six pellets before.

Reverse: Six pellets within laurel wreath.

Weight: 4.23 grams.

Diameter: 15.44 mm.

Choice EF
Mark R1May 08, 2019
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Lucania, Metapontion (Circa 540-510 BC).13 viewsAR Nomos

28 mm, 7.82 g

Obv: META.
Barley ear.
Rev: Incuse barley ear.

Noe Class VI; HN Italy 1479.

Metaponion's neighbor, Sybaris, given its preeminence in the region, was most likely the originator of the incuse fabric. It seems to have been a spontaneous invention and to have been evolved without any evolutionary development. Of interest is that these coins have seldom or never been found in hoards unearthed outside Italy. This carries the suggestion that the consideration of preventing the export of money and, consequently, of restricting its circulation to South Italy must have been prominent in the minds of those responsible for originating the form. These incuse pieces are also rarely found overstruck and are significantly more difficult to counterfeit.
4 commentsNathan PMay 08, 2019
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BCC a2 MA356 viewsBronze Scale Indicator
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date 1st-3rd Cent. CE?
or possibly much later. This piece
is part of a precision equal-arm
(or two-pan) scale. The left arm
of the indicator needle, where the
second pan would be attached, is
broken off. 7.0cm. x 5.7cm.
Surface find, 1977. Many thanks
to Lionel Holland, author of "Weights
and Weight-Like Objects from Caesarea
Maritima", Hadera, 2009, for the information.
(click for larger pic)

For a discussion on this interesting
object please see the Forum topic:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=92325.0
Any other comments or ideas are welcome.
v-dromeMay 08, 2019
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0 viewsQuant.GeekMay 08, 2019
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2 viewsQuant.GeekMay 08, 2019
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Seleukid Empire: Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII (126-121 BCE) Æ Unit, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2264b; HGC 9, 1192; CSE 320; SNG Spaer 2463)2 viewsObv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right
Rev: BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ - ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; Tiller on basis; to inner left, IE above AЧP (date); aphlaston on below
Dim: 16 mm, 3.52 g, 7 h
Quant.GeekMay 08, 2019
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos I Soter (281-261 BCE) Æ Half Chalkous, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 342; HGC 9, 196)1 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central boss and six double crescents around
Rev: BA AN; Forepart of a war elephant to right; upright jawbone to left, club to right; ME monogram to the lower left field
Dim: 10.5 mm, 1.53 g, 3 h
Quant.GeekMay 08, 2019
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DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG (the 2nd) / SPES REIPVBLICAE AE3/4 follis, Sirmium, 355-361 2 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right/ SPES [REI - PVBLICAE], emperor helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand. -S- in the left field, [dot in the right field? all other examples of this type have it, but here it is difficult to say] Mintmark BSIRM in exergue.

AE3/4, 16mm, 1.43g, die axis 1h (slightly turned medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

Seems RIC VIII Sirmium 86 (mint mark BSIRM and –S- in the left field are enough to narrow the search down even with unclear legends), but other similar types are 80 (with clear fields and the most common) and 82, 88, 90 (no idea what they are, cannot find examples or descriptions). Mint years are probably late, 355-361, because issued together with caesar Julian coins (Julian became caesar in 355).

DN = Dominus Noster = Our Lord, P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor, SPES REIPVBLICAE = The hope of the Republic, officina #2 (beta) of SIRMium mint (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia).

CONSTANTIVS II, * 317 in Sirmium, Pannonia (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) † 3 November 361 (aged 44) in Mopsuestia, Cilicia (near Adana, southern Turkey) ‡ 13 November 324 – 22 May 337: Caesar under his father, Constantine I; 337 – 340: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constantine II and Constans; 340 – 350: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constans; 350 – 3 November 361: mostly (see below) sole Augustus of the Roman Empire.

More biographical info in http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147501
Yurii PMay 07, 2019
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2450 LYDIA, Blaundus Sabina, Demeter standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 92; BMC 73; SNG München 90; Waddington 4920.

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

Rev, ΒΛΑΥΝΔƐΩΝ
Demeter veiled standing l., holding ears of corn and poppy-head in her r. hand, resting with l. on sceptre

5.47 gr
21 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiMay 07, 2019
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Gallienus Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS AVG7 viewsGallienus Antoninianus

Obverse:
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
APOLLINI CONS AVG
Centaur walking right, drawing bow

RIC 163(s)
1 commentsHarry GMay 07, 2019
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Titus under Vespasian Fourée Denarius7 viewsTitus under Vespasian Fourée Denarius

Obverse:
T CAES IMP VESP POИ TR POT CENS
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
NEP RED
Neptune standing left, resting foot on globe, holding acrostolium and scepter
1 commentsHarry GMay 07, 2019
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Ruler: Philip I (Augustus) Coin: Silver Antoninianus 8 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SAECVLARES AVGG - Lion walking right; I (officina 1) in exergue.
Exergue: I


Mint: Rome (248 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.45g / 24.4mm / 7h
References:
RIC IV 12
RSC 173
Provenances:
From the D. Thomas Collection.
Agora Auctions
Acquisition/Sale: Agora Auctions Internet 85 #120 $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games Issue.

From CNG: Continuing the tradition of Claudius and Antoninus Pius before him, the celebration of the Secular Games at the end of every century since the founding of Rome culminated during the reign of Philip I, as the city celebrated her 1,000th anniversary in AD 248. The legends on these issues almost exclusively read SAECVLARES AVGG, and feature a similar iconography from previous games, such as the she-wolf suckling the twins, the various wild beasts paraded through the amphitheater, and a cippus inscribed for the preservation of the memory of these events.

From Wikipedia: The Saecular Games (Latin: Ludi saeculares, originally Ludi Terentini) was a Roman religious celebration involving sacrifices and theatrical performances, held in ancient Rome for three days and nights to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next. A saeculum, supposedly the longest possible length of human life, was considered as either 100 or 110 years in length.

According to Roman mythology, the Secular Games began when a Sabine man called Valesius prayed for a cure for his children's illness and was supernaturally instructed to sacrifice on the Campus Martius to Dis Pater and Proserpina, deities of the underworld. Some ancient authors traced official celebrations of the Games as far back as 509 BC, but the only clearly attested celebrations under the Roman Republic took place in 249 and in the 140s BC. They involved sacrifices to the underworld gods over three consecutive nights.

The Games were revived in 17 BC by Rome's first emperor Augustus, with the nocturnal sacrifices on the Campus Martius now transferred to the Moerae (fates), the Ilythiae (goddesses of childbirth), and Terra Mater ("Mother Earth"). The Games of 17 BC also introduced day-time sacrifices to Roman deities on the Capitoline and Palatine hills. Certain sacrifices were unusually specified to be performed by married women. Each sacrifice was followed by theatrical performances. Later emperors held celebrations in AD 88 and 204, after intervals of roughly 110 years. However, they were also held by Claudius in AD 47 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Rome's foundation, which led to a second cycle of Games in 148 and 248. The Games were abandoned under later Christian emperors.

2 commentsGary W2May 07, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Michael I Rhangabe (811-813) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1616; DOC 3)3 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFV/LACtЄ ЄC Θ'/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.16 g
1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 07, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1628; DOC 4)6 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps
Rev: LЄOҺ / S COҺSTAҺ/TIҺЄ Є CΘЄЧ/ ЬASILIS RO/mAIOҺ in five lines
Dim: 2.13 g
1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 07, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Michael II the Amorian (820-829) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1641; DOC 6)2 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFI/LЄ ЄC ΘЄЧ/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.07 g
Quant.GeekMay 07, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I (913-959) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1754; DOC 18)2 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRI-STЧS ҺICA; Cross crosslet set upon three steps; globus below
Rev: ROmAҺO / COҺSTAҺt / CЄ XPISTOF / ЄҺ XШ ЄV SЄ / Ь' ЬASIL R'; Legend in five lines
Dim: 2.70 g
Quant.GeekMay 07, 2019
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2621 PHRYGIA, Palaeobeudus. Hadrian, Mên standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2621; vA, Phryg. I, 851-3; BMC 2

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev. ΠΑΛΑΙΟΒΕΥΔΗΝΩΝ
Mên standing l., wearing short chiton and cloak, with crescent behind shoulders, holding pine-cone in his r. hand, resting with l. on spear

5.40 gr
23 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiMay 07, 2019
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neapolis1163 viewsElagabalus
Neapolis, Samaria

Obv: ...ANTWN.... Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦΛ NEAC ΠOΛEWC. bust of Serapis right.
16 mm, 5.06 gms

Sofaer 116, Rosenberger 47
Charles MMay 07, 2019
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neapolis094_52 viewsElagabalus
Neapolis, Samaria

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: View of Mt. Gerizim; below in front, a colonnade with two arched entrances; the left one leads to a stairway on left, flanked by a series of shrines or altars on the slope; the stairway leads to a temple seen in three-quarter view; another flanked by trees leads from the colonnade to an altar on top of the hill to the right. In exergue, uncertain letters.
23 mm, 11.44 gms

Sofaer 94, Rosenberger 39
Charles MMay 07, 2019
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hhj8.26.04.030 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate head right.
Rev:[VΠ NO]BIOV POV-Φ-OV NIKOΠOΛI →TΩN ΠPOC [→ICTPΩ], Athena seated left on throne with left hand resting on spear, right hand holding small Nike, shield on ground beside her.
26 mm, 9.93 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.3
Charles MMay 07, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 128.9.3./A-B, Ɔ/-//--, SPES AVG, AE-Ant., Spes standing left, #145 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 128.9.3./A-B, Ɔ/-//--, SPES AVG, AE-Ant., Spes standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B)
reverse: SPES AVG, Spes walking left, holding a flower and raising robe.(A)
exergue: Ɔ/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,5 mm, weight: 3,26g, axis:6h,
mint: Lugdunum, 9th.em., 3rd. off., "retrograde C" in left field, date: 01.-08.282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 128.9.3./A-B, Bastien 407,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 06, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 118.9.4./A-A2, D/-//--, PAX AVG, AE-Ant., Pax standing left, #145 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 118.9.4./A-A2, D/-//--, PAX AVG, AE-Ant., Pax standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (A2
reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and scepter. In left field D.(A)
exergue: D/-//--, diameter: 20,5-22,0 mm, weight: 3,92g, axis:5h,
mint: Lugdunum, 9th.em., 4th.off., "D" in left field, date: 01.-08. 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 123.9.2./A-A2, Bastien 422,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 06, 2019
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Mn. Acilius Glabrio - Salus with Valetudo holding Snake (Crawf. 442/1a)22 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 49 BC
3.72g

Obv: Laureate head of Salus (R), SALVTIS upward in field.

Rev: Valetudo standing (L), resting l. arm on column and holding snake in r. hand
MN·ACILIVS – III·VIR·VALETV

Crawford 442/1a; Acilia 8; Syd. 922

NAC Auction 114 - Part 1, 06/05/2019, Lot 475
ex. NAC 73, Student and his Mentor part II, 18/11/2013, Lot 176
ex. Nicolas Collection, Etienne-Paul Nicolas (1904-1981), Leu 17, 03/05/1977, Nicolas, Lot 648.
8 commentsOptimo PrincipiMay 06, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.32.03 corr.1 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.44g, 27.31mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Agrippa
obv. M OPELL[I DI] - ADOVMENIANOC K
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP A[GRIPPA NIKO]POLITWN / PROC ICT
River god, nude to hips, chlamys hanging down from l. shoulder, std. l. on rock(?), resting
with r. arm on prora behind, holding long branch in l. arm and resting with l. hand on
urn(?)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1807, pl. XVIII, 4 (1 ex., trade)
b) Varbanov 3645 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.32.3 corr. (writes PROC ICTR / W)
d) Megaw NIC4.38e
coll. Hoeft

The depiction is not clear. Instead of a rock and an urn it could well be a kind of kline (you see the feet) and a misunderstood back rest. There is no water flowing from it and the left arm floats over it without contact (Pick).
JochenMay 06, 2019
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Ambrakia Epirus circa 360-340 BC 22 mm 8.67g9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,dolphin left above,cock right below.1 commentsGrant HMay 06, 2019
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 770 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 24, 8.16g, 24.41mm, 180°
obv, BOVLH
Bust of Boule, draped and laureate, r.
rev. [IE]RAPOLEITWN
Apollo Lairbenos, on horse walking r., holding reins with l. hand and in r. hand double-axe (labrys)
ref. BMC 240, 77; SNG von Aulock 3638; SNG Copenhagen 432
F+, blunt black patina, perforated at 5h, flan break at 7h
JochenMay 06, 2019
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1617 MYSIA, Hadriani ad Olympum Hadrian, Asclepius standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1617; von Fritze 511/2

Obv. AΥT KΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑN ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС CЄB.
Laureate, draped bust right with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΟΛVΝΠΩ.
Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff.

21.07 gr
31 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiMay 06, 2019
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Julianus (Julian) II Apostata AE36 viewsJulianus II Apostata. 355-363 AD.

Antioch. 361-363.

20mm, 2.44g

D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG. Bust of Julian, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, left, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand

VOT/X/MVLT/XX within a wreath. MintMark: -/-//(palm branch left)ANTA(palm branch right)

References: RIC VIII Antioch 220

AAEI
1 commentsRLMay 06, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.22.01 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.25g, 16.67mm, 15°
obv. AV - L C - CEVHROC
Laureare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI PROC IC
Snake in 4 Coils erecting r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1419 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.22.11 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.58 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenMay 06, 2019
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Julianus (Julian) II Apostata AE13 viewsJulianus II Apostata. 355-363 AD.

Heraclea. 361-363 AD.

29mm., 7.67g.

D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG. Bust of Julian, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

SECVRITAS REI PVB. Bull, standing right, head facing; above, two stars. MintMark: -/-//HERACLA

References: RIC VIII Heraclea 102

AAFE
RLMay 06, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.05.14 var. (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.79g, 16.20x17.71mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICT
Cista mystica, decorated with big star, lid half-open, snake emerging l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.5.14 var. (has ICTRO)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.6.14 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenMay 06, 2019
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Valentinian I AE32 viewsValentinian I. 364-375 AD.

Siscia. 364-367 AD.

18mm., 2.43g.

D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG. Bust of Valentinian I, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right

GLORIA RO-MANORVM. Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left

References: RIC IX Siscia 5A

AAGZ
RLMay 06, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.52.5 #30 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 15, 2.44g, 14.92mm, 0°
obv. A KE M - [ANTWNIN]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [NIKOPOLI.]PROC ICT
Basket with fruits (apples?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.52.5 #3
F/F+, brown patina, excentric
JochenMay 06, 2019
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hierapolis0001a1 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 198-268 (Includes time of Elagabalus)
Hierapolis, Phrygia

Obv: IЄΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right.
Rev:IЄΡAΠOΛЄITΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN around, A/KTI/A in the center of a laurel wreath.
28 mm, 8.62 gms

BMC 89; SNG Cop 444
Charles MMay 06, 2019
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laodicea001a0 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑYT Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right.
Rev: ΛΑΟΔΙΚƐΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ ΔΟΓΜΑΤΙ, in field beginning upper left, ϹΥΝΚΛΗ-ΤΟΥ, clasped hands.
32 mm, 15.31 gms

RPC Online 5501; BMC 238; SNG Cop 595
Charles MMay 06, 2019
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hieropolis001a0 viewsElagabalus
Hieropolis, Phrygia

Obv: [Α Κ Μ ΑΥΡ Α]ΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate bust of Elagabalus, right, wearing decorated cuirass and aegis.
Rev: ΙƐΡΑΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ ΝƐ-ΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, head left., wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
30 mm, 13.03 gms

RPC Online 5443; Johnston, Hierapolis 22-3
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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cibyra001a3 viewsElagabalus
Cibyra, Phrygia

Obv: [ΑΥ Κ Μ] ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, radiate draped bust right
Rev: ΚΙΒΥΡΑΤΩΝ, in left field ΚΑΙϹΑ/ΡΕ/ΩΝ, river-god Indos reclining, left, holding reed and resting on vase from which water flows; in left field, wicker basket.
23 mm, 4.87 gms

RPC Online 5408, BMC 63
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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Constans4 viewsOne of two Constans bronzes I picked up recently in Bremen.
Centenionalis, Heraclea.
Kampmann 146.57.2. 4.93g
Alex FMay 05, 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, 8.69 gms

RPC Online 4493, BMC 172
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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Maximinus I Thrax (Augustus) Coin: VF Brass Sestertius 7 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus seated left, feeding serpent rising from altar; SC in exergue.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (235-236 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.85g / 30mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 64
Cohen 88
Acquisition/Sale: rzeczplita eBay $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection.
Gary W2May 05, 2019
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samosata002a_22 viewsElagabalus
Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTWNINOC CЄB, Laureate head right.
Rev: CAMOC-ATЄΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
27 mm, 8.68 gms

Butcher 29a, BMC 42
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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Titus RIC-50338 viewsÆ Dupondius, 12.49g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 503 (R). BMC 314. RPC 507.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ROMA; S C in exergue; Roma std. l. on cuirass, with wreath and parazonium
Acquired from eBay, April 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. Only one reverse is known for the dupondius, the Roma type seen on this coin.

Beautifully toned with an extraordinarily decadent portrait.
8 commentsDavid AthertonMay 05, 2019
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4999 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Nike left5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4999; Emmett 872.2; Birmingham (Barber RE 0166); Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 1409 var

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Β
Nike advancing, l., holding wreath and palm-branch

10.75 gr
25 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiMay 05, 2019
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Galerius RIC VI 17b3 viewsGalerius Maximian
Obv C VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C
(R. laur)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
RIC VI 17b
Lugdunum
(These coins were probably minted by Constantius to equip himself with sufficient folles to serve the needs of his forces during the invasion of Britannia in AD 296 - RIC Volume VI page 231.)
NoviomagusMay 05, 2019
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Arados (Price 3318; HGC 3.1, 947b)4 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, Σ in left field, AP monogram below throne
Dim: 14 mm, 1.97 g
Quant.GeekMay 05, 2019
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AD 112-117 - PLOTINA4 viewsPlotina

Pompeia Plotina Claudia Phoebe Piso was a Roman Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Trajan.

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiMay 05, 2019
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RIC 2, p.298, 730 - Plotina, Vesta8 viewsPlotina
Augusta
AR Denarius
Obv.: PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI, Draped bust right.
Rev.: CAES AVG GERMA DAC COS VI PP, Vesta seated left on throne, holding palladium and sceptre.
Ag, 3.57g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC II 730 [R3], CRE 15 [R2]
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 76. Lot 414
1 commentsshanxiMay 05, 2019
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 695 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAE4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed bust right
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, a peacock.
Ag, 3.30g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 695, CRE 193 [S]
shanxiMay 05, 2019
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Generic Emperor of Late Diocletian Era2 viewsEnlarged bust from http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155064

Although taken from a coin bearing the name of Galerius, this is in fact a "generic good emperor" portrait, that has nothing to do with the actual likeness of Galerius. To emphasize the universality of his tetrarchy, Diocletian minted the same portraits on all coins all over the empire, were they issued in his name, his co-Augustus Maximian, or their two junior co-emperors, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus.
Yurii PMay 05, 2019
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Galerius Concordia Militum Ӕ post-reform radiate fraction (295 - 299), Cyzicus mint1 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped (?) and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MI-LITVM + KB in lower centre, Prince (the left figure) standing right in military dress, holding parazonium or baton of imperium, receiving small Victory with a wreath and palm branch on globe from naked Jupiter (the right figure) standing left holding tall scepter.

Ӕ, 20mm, 2.36g, die axis 6h, base metal seems red, high copper content.

Galerius ruled as Caesar from 293 to 305, but most sources give minting years for this type of coin as 295-299.

RIC VI Cyzicus 19b (18b?), Sear 3713. 19b has cuirassed and draped bust, 18b -- only cuirassed. I think the edge of the military cape on the shoulder means it is draped in this case, but distinction seems very vague to me. Looking at coins identified as 18b and 19b I cannot see any clear pattern, it seems that many are confused in this respect just like myself.

GALerius VALerius MAXIMIANUS NOBilitas CAESar (in this era the title of "junior" emperor while Augustus was a "senior" one), CONCORDIA MILITVM = [Dedicated to] harmony with the soldiers, K = Kysikos (Cyzicus) mint, B = officina Beta (workshop #2). The figure to the right is naked except for a cape, so it is a god, the sceptre points to him being Jupiter, the ruler of gods. Jupiter is also typically associated with Victory, he was often depicted with Victory in the right hand and sceptre in the left. The line across his head probably designates a wreath, also a common feature of Jupiter. Victory holds her common attributes, the triumphal wreath and a palm branch, the orb she stands on represents the world (thus meaning dominion over it). Round Earth was a firmly established concept in Roman times. The left figure, the prince (Galerius in this case) is identified by his full battle dress and the hand-held short elongated shape, which is either the ivory baton of imperium (the high command) or, more likely, a parazonium, a long triangular dagger, typically cradled in the bearer's left arm. A Roman parazonium blade tended to be leaf shape and approximately 15"-19" long. It was a ceremonial weapon, a mark of high rank, used to rally the troops.

GALERIUS, * c. 250, near Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) or in a Dacian place later called Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad, Serbia) † late Apr or early May 311 (aged ~60), Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) ‡ 1 Mar or 21 May 293 – 1 May 305 (as Eastern Caesar, under Diocletian), 1 May 305 – late Apr or early May 311 (as Eastern Augustus with many co-emperors).

Galerius was born of humble parentage and had a distinguished military career. On March 1, 293, he was nominated as Caesar by Diocletian, the supreme ruler of the empire, to help him govern the East. Galerius divorced his wife and married Diocletian’s daughter, Valeria. After ruling from Egypt from 293 to 295, Galerius assumed command of defensive operations against the Sasanians in 297. After being defeated, he then won a decisive victory that increased his influence with Diocletian. Galerius next proceeded to the Balkans and won numerous victories in the region. A staunch pagan, he persuaded the emperor to initiate the persecution of the Christians at Nicomedia in 303.

When Diocletian abdicated on May 1, 305, Galerius became Augustus of the East, ruling the Balkans and Anatolia. Since Galerius had arranged the appointment of two of his favourites, Maximinus (his nephew) and Flavius Valerius Severus, to be Caesars in both East and West, he was in effect the supreme ruler. When Constantius Chlorus died in 306, Galerius insisted that Severus govern the West as Augustus, but he grudgingly conceded the subordinate title of caesar to Chlorus’s son, Constantine, who was correctly suspected of Christian sympathies. Galerius’s supremacy was, however, short-lived. Severus was soon overthrown (306) and killed by Maxentius (son of the former emperor Maximian). Galerius invaded Italy but was forced to retreat. In 308 he induced Diocletian and Maximian to meet him at Carnuntum on the Danube and to declare Maxentius a usurper. On November 11, Galerius proclaimed as Augustus of the West his friend Licinius, who had effective control only in the region of the Danube.

A ruthless ruler, Galerius imposed the poll tax on the urban population and maintained the persecution of the Christians. In the winter of 310–311, however, he became incapacitated with a horrible disease. Fearing, perhaps, that his illness was the vengeance of the Christian God, he issued on April 30, 311, an edict grudgingly granting toleration. Shortly afterward he died. He was succeeded by his nephew Maximinus Daia.

Diocletian's money reform of 293.

Trying to fight the runaway inflation that he did not understand and to return people's faith in Roman coins, Diocletian did a complete overhaul of the Roman monetary system. He introduced a new theoretical base monetary unit called the denarius communis or d.c. (only rarely represented by actual coins, one example being old pre-Aurelian antoniniani still in circulation, valued now at 1 d. c., another – minted only on a small scale 1.5g coin with the reverse legend VTILITAS PVBLICA, "for public use"). Then he started minting new types of coins including a gold aureus of new purity and weight standard (1/60 pound of pure gold), a quality silver coin, argenteus, roughly similar to the early imperial denarius in size and weight, a new billon coin, of a copper alloy but with a small fraction of silver mostly in the form of coating, roughly similar to the old antoninianus when it was just introduced, however bearing now a laureate rather than a radiate bust. This type of coin is now commonly referred to as a follis or a nummus. Finally, a new radiate bronze coin, now referred to as a "radiate fraction" or a radiatus was introduced, similar to the early imperial aes in value, but much smaller in weight and size. There were also rare issues of ½ and ¼ nummus coins, mostly in connection to some celebration. Interestingly, the obverses of these new coins were chosen to represent some identical "generic" image of a "good emperor" independent of the actual likeness of the August or Caesar in whose name they were issued, thus affirming the unity of all the tetrarchy rulers. Very roughly one may think of a new radiatus as a price of one loaf of bread, a new argenteus as a very good daily wage, and a new aureus as a price of a good horse. An approximate relationship between these units was as follows: 1 aureus ≈ 20 argentei ≈ 1000 d.c. (some scholars prefer 25 argentei and 1250 d.c.); 1 argenteus ≈ 5 nummi ≈ 50 d.c.; 1 nummus ≈ 5 radiati ≈ 10 d.c.; 1 radiatus ≈ 2 d.c. Of course we know that this reform was ineffective and inflation continued, so all these values were constantly shifting due to changing markets. Diocletian himself stopped minting argenteus in c. 305, and Constantine in his monetary reforms only re-established a new and highly successful gold standard, solidus (1/72 pound of pure gold, surprisingly actually first introduced also by Diocletian in 301, but only as a pilot version). As for billon and bronze coins, "folles" or "nummi", they were minted in all shapes and sizes all over the 4th century, often horribly debased by inflation, and their values at each point can only be guessed. It seems that in later times up to 1000 small bronze coins were sealed in a leather pouch to produce a reasonable unit of payment, thus giving rise to the name follis (lit. "bag" in Latin), which is now anachronistically applied to many billon and bronze coins of the late 3d and 4th century.
Yurii PMay 05, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 116-117 A.D5 viewsAE 26.72mm (Thickness 3.65mm), weight 12.86g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan right. [AYTOKPNEP TRAIANOΣAPIΣ] TKAIΣΣEBΓEP∆AKΠAP.

Reverse: Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes, Phoenician letter beth (B) in right field, Aradian era date 375 (∆OT) above Tyche´s outstretched right hand. ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
2 commentsAradosMay 05, 2019
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AE3 Imitative 5 viewsImitative of coin in the style of Constans, Constantius Gallus or Constantius II

17mm., 2.16g.

Bust, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

Inscription not read [perhaps some variation on FEL TEMP REPARATIO]. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, spearing fallen horseman; horseman turning face to soldier, extending left arm

References:

AAFQ
2 commentsRLMay 05, 2019
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Constantius II AE37 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Unknown Mint. 348-351 AD.

18mm., 2.13g.

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG. Type: Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe. Star in right field.

References: RIC VIII

AAGI
1 commentsRLMay 05, 2019
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Constantius II AE43 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Unknown Mint. 347-348 AD.

15mm., 1.27g.

CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG. Bust of Constantius II, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

VICTORIAE [or VICTORAE] DD AVGGQ NN. Two Victories, winged, draped, facing each other, each holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand

References: RIC VIII

AAFL
RLMay 05, 2019
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Constantius 1.01.0083 viewsConstantius
Obv FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
(R. laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l holding patera and cornucopiae)
LON
London
RIC VI 4a CT 1.01.008 (R)
9.4g
Ex Silbury Coins
These early coins from the London mint are stylistically similar to coins minted in France at the time, and suggest that engravers came over with Constantius when Britannia was invaded in 296.
NoviomagusMay 05, 2019
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Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)13 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right seen half from the back.
R: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
Rome Mint
4.57g
23mm
RIC IV-I 311v, RSC 608a-c
5 commentsMatMay 05, 2019
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magnesia001a1 viewsElagabalus
Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΜΑΓΝ-[ΗΤΩΝ], cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, with supports, being crowned by two Nikai flying on both sides.
22 mm, 4.40 gms

RPC Online 5102
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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metropolis001a2 viewsElagabalus
Metropolis, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ [Κ Μ ΑΥΡ] ΑΝΤΩ[ΝƐΙΝΟС], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ EN IΩNI, in left field A, military figure standing facing, looking left, wearing helmet and resting on spear and shield behind.
22 mm, 5.70 gms

RPC Online 4825 variant (reverse legend)
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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ephesus004a1 viewsElagabalus
Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ →ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩ to right Ν, in field Δ, galley sailing, right, with aplustre on stern, standard on prow, with helmsman and four rowers.
21 mm, 3.09 gms

RPC Online 4928; Karwiese 673-5
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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ephesus003a1 viewsElagabalus
Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС ΑΥΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩ →Ν, boar running right pierced by spear.
17 mm, 2.17 gms

RPC Online 4949; Karwiese 666
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΠΡΩ[Τ-ΩΝ] ΑСΙΑС →ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ, Artemis on left advancing right, seizing stag by the horns, and placing knee on its back.
21 mm, 4.44 gms

RPC Online 4921; Karwiese 648
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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ephesus001a3 viewsElagabalus
Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ ΠΡΩ-ΤΩΝ ΑСΙΑС, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; at feet, dog running right.
30mm, 10.81 gms

RPC Online 4892; Karwiese 642.1
Charles MMay 05, 2019
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4 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
HALFPENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3A1; Corteau 277; Breton 871

The first obverse die for the series. This obverse would be extensively reused, eventually rusting, being polished and re-engraved, and develop the diagnostic die break before the nose.
ArdatirionMay 05, 2019
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2 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
HALFPENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 (over 1382) below
Charlton NS-3C; Corteau 281; Breton 871

This reverse die was initially engraved with the anachronistic date 1382, but was quickly caught and corrected, leaving only a handful of that extremely rare variety known today.
ArdatirionMay 05, 2019
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7 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
HALFPENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3D1; Corteau 282; Breton 871
ArdatirionMay 04, 2019
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5 viewsUNITED STATES, Hard Times. Political issues.
CU Token (28.5mm, 8.53 g, 12h). Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1838.
AM I NOT A WOMAN & A SISTER, hained female slave kneeling right, raising arms in supplication; * 1838 * below UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY/ 1838 within wreath
Rulau HT 81; Low 54

Ex Album 33 (17 January 2019), lot 2542

June 1900 saw a brief flurry of journalistic interest in the "Am I Not A Woman & A Sister" tokens. A specimen had been found in a garden in Indiana, apparently in one of the many towns that claim a connection to the Underground Railroad, and received a glowing and fanciful write up in the local newspaper. The paper claimed that it was a "Talisman of Slavery," and used as a token to ensure safe passage along the escaped slave's route, and that it was a very rare piece. The following week a newspaper in Maine recorded that a local collector had another example, again drawing a purported connection to the Underground Railroad. Astutely, the July 1900 edition of the American Journal of Numismatics pointed out that, while an isolated use like this was possible, it was not what the tokens were originally intended for.
ArdatirionMay 04, 2019
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6 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 1/A; Colver & Harley 1; KM Tn 2

The first regular strike in the sequence.
ArdatirionMay 04, 2019
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philadelphia0001a0 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 198-268 (Includes time of Elagabalus)
Philadelphia, Lydia

Obv: ΔHMOC, unbearded bust of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: [ΦΛ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ-E]ΩN →NEΩKOΡ/Ω, N above, lion walking right.
23 mm, 6.99 gms

BMC 41; Weber 6883; Mionnet IV 547, Kurth, Demos 396.
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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sardes0001a_20 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 218-222 (Time of Elagabalus)
Sardis, Lydia

Obv: CAΡΔIC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
Rev: CAΡΔIANΩN B NЄΩKOΡΩN, Cult image of Kore facing, closely draped, wearing kalathos, between corn ears on the left and a poppy on the right.
19 mm, 3.20 gms

BMC 90-91; SNG Cop 513; SNG Hunterian 1978; SNG Munich 503
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople, RY 14 (Sear 167; DOC 78)2 viewsObv: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large I; cross above, A/N/N/O X/II/II across fields; CON in exergue
Dim: 22 mm, 5.31 g
Quant.GeekMay 04, 2019
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sardes0001a0 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 218-222 (Time of Elagabalus)
Sardis, Lydia

Obv: CAΡΔIC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
Rev: CAΡΔIANΩN B NЄΩKOΡΩN, Cult image of Kore facing, closely draped, wearing kalathos, between corn ears on the left and a poppy on the right.
18 mm, 2.96 gms

BMC 90-91; SNG Cop 513; SNG Hunterian 1978; SNG Munich 503
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Saitta, Lydia

Obv: AV K MAV ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΠICOCXA-ΡIKΛЄ OVC AP X A T B CAI →TTHNΩΝ, tetrastyle temple with statue of Aphrodite, naked, standing within under central arch, looking left.
29 mm, 8.51 gms

BMC 50-51; SNG Leypold I, 1168; Waddington 5184; SNG Paris 1076.
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1880A)6 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 25 mm, 4.95 g
Quant.GeekMay 04, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1879)3 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, six-pointed stars above lateral arms of cross; IC XC beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 29 mm, 6.34 g
Quant.GeekMay 04, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)3 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
Dim: 23 mm, 5.24 g
Quant.GeekMay 04, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)2 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
Dim: 27 mm, 5.42 g
Quant.GeekMay 04, 2019
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thyatira0001a2 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 222-235 (Time of Elagabalus-Severus Alexander)
Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ΘYATƐIΡA, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right. Countermark "A" in incused oval.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙΡΗ →ΝΩΝ, river-god Lykos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on an overturned urn.
21 mm, 3.96 gms

BMC 54; SNG von Aulock 3215; Mionnet IV, 872; SNG Munich 602; SNG Turkey 5, 490; SNG Turkey 7, 423. Countermark: Howgego 660
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINO, laureate head right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, Demeter standing facing, looking left, holding corn ears and long torch.
19 mm, 3.51 gms

RPC Online 4339; SNG Leypold 1299
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙΡ-ΗΝΩΝ, Athena standing facing, looking left, holding patera and spear; behind, shield.
20 mm, 3.35 gms

RPC Online 4314; BMC 101 (as Caracalla)
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: AVT K M ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤ-Ɛ-ΙΡΗΝ-ΩΝ, agnostic crown (urn?) with two palm branches.
27 mm, 7.31 gms

RPC Online 4323; BMC 115-6; SNG Cop 617
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑ-ΤƐΙΡ-ΗΝΩΝ, Athena standing facing, looking left, holding patera and spear; behind, shield.
18 mm, 2.83 gms

RPC Online 4314; BMC 101 (as Caracalla)
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, Demeter standing facing, looking left, holding corn ears and long torch.
20 mm, 4.05 gms

RPC Online 4315
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, prize vase with two palm branches.
20 mm, 3.29 gms

RPC Online 4343; SNG Cop 621; SNG München 666; SNG Leypold 1305
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤ-Ɛ-ΙΡΗΝ-ΩΝ, agnostic crown (urn?) with two palm branches.
19 mm, 3.11 gms

RPC Online 4337; SNG Cop 620; SNG München 665
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-Ρ-ΗΝΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
19 mm, 2.78 gms

RPC Online 4345
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄ[INO]C, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐ-ΙΡΗΝΩ →Ν, prize wreath over a table with five globes and two palm branches; under the table, jug.
25 mm, 7.06 gms

RPC Online 4327; SNG Cop 616; SNG München 669
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: AVT KAI MAV ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
25 mm, 6.48 gms

RPC Online 4334 variant (bust type)
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 219-218 B.C6 viewsAE 11.72mm (Thickness 1.99mm), weight 1.26g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

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

Reverse: Palm Tree with fruit, from right to left in middle field Aradian era date 41, Phoenician letters qoph (Q) in right field.
2 commentsAradosMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ, Demeter standing facing, looking left, holding corn ears and long torch.
20 mm, 3.27 gms

RPC Online 4315
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐΙ-Ρ-ΗΝΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking left, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia and rudder.
20 mm, 4.23 gms

RPC Online 4345
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑ-Τ-ƐΙΡΗΝ-ΩΝ, agnostic crown (urn?) with two palm branches.
19 mm, 2.91 gms

RPC Online 4337; SNG Cop 620; SNG München 665
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΘΥΑ-ΤƐΙΡ-ΗΝΩΝ, Athena standing facing, looking left, holding patera and spear; behind, shield.
21 mm, 3.52 gms

RPC Online 4338; SNG München 661-2
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤ-Ɛ-ΙΡΗΝ-ΩΝ, agnostic crown (urn?) with two palm branches.
19 mm, 3.15 gms

RPC Online 4340; CNG EA 345, lot 418
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Antioch, Pisidia

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONI AV, Laureate head right.
Rev: ANT-IOCH G-ENI COL CAES, Tyche standing left holding branch and cornucopia.

SNG France 1176
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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Antioch, Pisidia

Obv: PIVS AVG ANT[ONINVS], Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANT-IOCH G-EN COL CA, Tyche standing left holding branch and cornucopia.

SNG France 1178
Charles MMay 04, 2019
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RIC 377 Vespasian Dupondius38 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT4May 03, 2019
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2017 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2017 DOC 8 CLBC 8.4.5.A 4 views
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on r. shoulder and in l. hand shield.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger with patriarchal cross.

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.

Size 14/17.5 mm

Weight 1.7gm

Very Rare Coin.

DOC lists 7 examples weights 1.18gm to 2.47gm and sizes from 13mm to 17mm ( DOC com bines S-2017 and S-2018 as one coin.)
SimonMay 03, 2019
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1994 ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1994 DOC 7CLBC 6.3.6A 3 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction. Holds gospels in l.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and saigon; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. ?

Size 20mm

Weight 2.39gm


DOC list 2 examples with a weight of 2.67 gm and sized at 19mm and 21mm
SimonMay 03, 2019
115_Carinus,_Siscia,_RIC_V-II_314F,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_CARINVS_P_F_AVG,_IOVI_CONSER,_B,_SMSXXI,_6th__em_,_284_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_21-23mm,_3,57g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 314F, Siscia, B//SMSXXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor, and Jupiter, #159 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 314F, Siscia, B//SMSXXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor, and Jupiter, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F)
reverse: IOVI CONSER, Carinus standing right receiving Globe from Jupiter standing left.
exergue: B//SMSXXI, diameter: 21,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 6th. em., date: 284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 314F,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 03, 2019
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Roman Severus Alexander Sestertius3 viewsSeverus Alexander. Æ Sestertius. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust
right, drapery on left shoulder / PROVIDENTIA AVG, S-C across field, Providentia
standing front, holding cornucopiae and two corn ears over modius.

RIC IV 642; BMCRE 882; Cohen 503.
TanitMay 03, 2019
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imitation 267 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
cf RIC. 267d; cf Strack 264; cf C 1336

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. SALVS AVG
Salus standing right, holding patera and feeding serpent rising from altar.

3.10 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiMay 03, 2019
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Constantius Gallus AE33 viewsConstantius Gallus. 352-354 AD.

Unknown mint.

18 mm., 2.17 g.

D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bust of Constantius Gallus, bareheaded, draped, cuirassed, right

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman facing soldier, extending left arm

References: RIC VIII

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RLMay 03, 2019
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Constantius II AE23 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Sisica. 351-355 AD.

20mm., 5.34g.

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG. Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right; A behind bust

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman facing soldier, extending left arm. MintMark: I/-//ASIS•S•

References: RIC VIII Siscia 346

AAEB
1 commentsRLMay 03, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #147 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and lifting fold of dress, LB in the left field.
exergue: LB/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 7,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., LB Year 2., ref: Geissen-3128, Dattari-5533, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.8,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 03, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #143 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and lifting fold of dress, LB in the left field.
exergue: LB/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 7,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., LB Year 2., ref: Geissen-3128, Dattari-5533, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.8,
Q-001
quadransMay 03, 2019
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011 Gaius (Caligula) (37-41 A.D.), RIC I 052, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT around R C C, #159 views011 Gaius (Caligula) (37-41 A.D.), RIC I 052, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT around R C C, #1
avers: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG around pileus flanked by large S C.
reverse: PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT around R C C.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,11g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 40-41, ref: RIC I 52, BMC 64, C 7,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 03, 2019
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Thrace - Thasos2 viewsAR 1/8th stater or diobol
500-480 BC
O - Satyr running right
R - Incuse quadripartite square
SNG Cop 191
mauseusMay 02, 2019
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Thrace - Ainos3 viewsAR Diobol
440-412 BC
O - Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos
R - AINI, goat standing to right
mauseusMay 02, 2019
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Thrace - Dikaia4 viewsAR Trihemiobol
480-450 BC
O - Cockerel
R - Head of Herakles in incuse square
Klein 90
mauseusMay 02, 2019
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BCC CG146 viewsCeramic Fragment
Uncertain Date
Pottery fragment with incised
designs including leaves and
column? The clay is fairly coarse,
slightly orange on the outside
and gray on the inside. Unglazed.
From the beach south of
Caesarea Maritima, 1974.
9.2 cm. x 5.7 x 0.65 cm.
Any ideas welcome.
(Click for larger pic)
v-dromeMay 02, 2019
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Siscia, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), RIC VII 200, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #156 viewsSiscia, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), RIC VII 200, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate head right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, 6 layers, Campgate with two turrets star above.
exergue: -/-//•ΓSIS•, diameter: 18,0-21,0mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 326-327 A.D., ref: RIC VII 200, p-449, 2nd.-off.,
Q-001
quadransMay 01, 2019
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 200, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #157 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 200, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate head right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, 6 layers, Campgate with two turrets star above.
exergue: -/-//•ΓSIS•, diameter: 18,0-21,0mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 326-327 A.D., ref: RIC VII 200, p-449, 2nd.-off.,
Q-001
quadransMay 01, 2019
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1172 viewsHadrian 117-38 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS"
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder
Rev "COS III EXPED AVG SC"
Emperor on horseback left
Rome mint
RIC 645
mauseusMay 01, 2019
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770 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "LEG VIII AVG"
Bull standing right
London mint
-/-//ML
RIC 77
mauseusMay 01, 2019
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179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Roma, RIC X 1357P, P/-//RM, AE-4, Nummus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory walking left, Rare! #172 views179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Roma, RIC X 1357P, P/-//RM, AE-4, Nummus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory walking left, Rare! #1
avers: D N HONORIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG G, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch, P in the left field.
exergue: P/-//RM, diameter: 11,0-11,3 mm, weight: 1,11g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 410-423 A.D., ref: RIC X Roma 1357P, Sear 21048, Late Roman Coins 732, C 39, LRBC 828-30, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 01, 2019
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Anonymous victoriatus1 viewsAnonymous victoriatus

RRC 44/1
211 bc
2,94 gr

Av:Laureate head of Jupiter right
Rv:Victory standing right, crowning trophy; ROMA in exergue

Steve Brinkmann group A / Greaves on trophy but no skirt or base.

Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Auktion 46, lot 598, 15 February 2018
(reportedly ex Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH, Aukt. 2 (1998), 415. )
NorbertMay 01, 2019
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422 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “HILARITAS AVGGG”
Hilaritas standing left holding branch and cornucopia
London mint
S/P//MLXXI
RIC 42
mauseusMay 01, 2019
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606cf2 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "FELICITA AV"
Galley left
London mint?
-/-/SRS
RIC - (cf 606ff)
mauseusMay 01, 2019
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Hormizd IV. A.D. 579-590. AR drachm3 viewsSasanian Kingdom. Hormizd IV. A.D. 579-590. AR drachm (31 mm, 3.56 g, 8 h).
WYHC (uncertain site)Fars or Central Iraq.. RY 12. Last year of reign 590AD
Obverse..Crowned bust of Hormizd IV right, crescent on forehead, stars flanking crown .
Reverse..Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames. Göbl Type I/1.
Paul R3May 01, 2019
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Maximinus Thrax Denarius. AD 235-2380 viewsMaximinus I Denarius. AD 235-238...3.18gr
Obverse..IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Reverse..FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
RIC 7A Minted AD 235-236
Paul R3May 01, 2019
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 160/59 BC12 viewsObv: Athena right in tri-form helmet
Rev:Owl standing on amphora
2 Magistrates monograms beside each a single palm.
Symbol: 2 Palms
Thompson #5 16.97 Gm 32 mm
All surrounded by an olive wreath
3 commentscicerokidMay 01, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 171-170 B.C2 viewsAE 20.88mm (Thickness 3.16mm), weight 7.34g, die axis = 11h (350 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 shin (SH) in right field, in left field yodh (Y). Aradian era date 89 below.
1 commentsAradosMay 01, 2019
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III Euergetes 246-222 B.C. AE20, Tyre mint3 viewsAncient Greek, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy III Euergetes 246-222 B.C. AE20, Tyre mint, Struck ca. 242/1-222 B.C.

Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club to left.

Reference: Svoronos 709; SNG Copenhagen 496

Ex: Musa Ali - VCoins - Holyland Ancient Coin Corporation
Gil-galadApr 30, 2019
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Salus Publica Cldc 21 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEX[ANDER AVG]
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: [SA]LVS_P[VBLICA] S[C] in exergue
Salus draped seated left on throne, feeding from patera in right hand, snake coiling up from altar, resting left arm , elbow bent, on side of throne
BMC 83 (front portrait), RIC 608
Weight, 19.33g; die axis, 12h
mix_valApr 30, 2019
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5 viewsgordian III on horseRonaldApr 30, 2019
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/56 viewsBOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/5. Kalli(machus?), magistrate, ca. 363-338 BC. Boeotian shield / Amphora; KA-ΛΛI across fields; all within concave circle. BCD Boiotia 555.3 commentsMark R1Apr 30, 2019
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44446 viewsÆ As, 10.20g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 444 (R). BMC 642.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C below; Hands clasped over caduceus and corn ears
Acquired from Gert Boersema, April 2019.

The clasped hands type had been introduced during Vespasian's great bronze issues of 71. It perhaps symbolises good faith in the corn supply (corn ears), trade (caduceus), and agricultural abundance. From the moment coins were issued in Titus Caesar's name in 72 he shared many of the reverses struck for his father, such as this clasped hands type. It must have contained a very important message for the regime since it was also produced in silver.

A fine early style portrait of the young prince with a dark greenish-grey patina.
7 commentsDavid AthertonApr 30, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus. Rome mint. AD 274-275.9 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / ORIENS AVG, Sol walking left, holding globe and raising right hand, foot on one of two captives at foot. Mintmark T.

Nice Sharp Coin Full Silvering
1 commentsBritanikusApr 30, 2019
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Trajan Decius AR Antoninianus.2 viewsIMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius, polos on head, standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; standard in right field. RIC 16c, RSC 49. Sear 9374.

Genius of the Illyrian Legions
BritanikusApr 30, 2019
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2155a Anonymous3 (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2155 DOC IV 7 Type E 11 viewsOBV ICXC Cross decorated with pellets.

REV Two B's back to Back . Pellets in the loops on r.

Size 17mm

Weight. 2.78gm

Doc lists 8 examples from weights 1.81 to 2.55gm , Sizes from 16mm to 21mm
1 commentsSimonApr 30, 2019
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Aurelian Unpublished7 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. ORIENS AVG. Sol advancing left, holding whip and extending hand at feet to left and right, bound captives. S in left field, XXIV in exergue. Summer 275 AD. 3.49g. Unpublished variant RIC 255 "S" in field. This is the Wildwinds example! EF with almost full silvering left. This is a real beauty, even better in hand. Ex-Canadian Coin Ex-Savuto Collection.
Mark R1Apr 29, 2019
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2952 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 117-18 AD Tyche seated on throne3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2952; SNG Leypold 2821

Issue Year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕωΝ ΤΗС ΙΕΡΑС ΑСΥΛΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ
Tyche seated l., holding ears of corn and bunch of grapes in her r. hand; below, river-god l.; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Β

10.15 gr
25 mm
12h
okidokiApr 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.54.042 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠ/ΝΟΒΙΟV/ΡΟVΦΟV/ΝΙΚΟΠΟ/ΛIΤΩΝΠ/ΡOC ΙCT/PON. Legend in seven lines within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
26 mm, 12.07 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.4
Charles MApr 29, 2019
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hhj8.26.52.025 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, basket of fruit
17 mm, 2.39 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.52.2
1 commentsCharles MApr 29, 2019
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)29 viewsAntioch, Syria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate head right.
R: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B=Year 2 ( 69-70 AD)
11.37g
25mm
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)., Cf. Prieur 107-107A

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.
8 commentsMatApr 28, 2019
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Probus14 viewsDetail of bust I81 commentsJulianus of PannoniaApr 28, 2019
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rsc113b2 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, lureate draped bust right
Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right holding spear transversely and trophy over shoulder.
19 mm, 1.99 gms

RSC 113b, RIC 123
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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rsc---53 viewsElagabalus
AE Limes Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing front, head right, holding standard & vexillum.
18 mm, 1.75 gms

RSC---, RIC---
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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rsc---40 viewsElagabalus
AE Limes Denarius

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL. AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm branch over shoulder.
18 mm, 3.15 gms

RSC ---, RIC---. Also not found under Caracalla.
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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syd5271 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia

Obv: ...ANTWNI.., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, indistinct counter mark.
Rev: ...KAPI ..., Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTΔ
26 mm, 9.16 gms

Sydenham 527
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.3-2-1A, Orodes III, Anchor5 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Slender Bust to left. 1 Crossbar on Anchor
Rev.: Anchor & Dashes
Æ, 3.20g, 15mm
Ref.: Van't Haaff Type 16.3 Subtype 2-1A
1 commentsshanxiApr 28, 2019
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nicaea100c1 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝ-ΤΩΝ-ΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla.
Rev: NI-KAI-EΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia.
15 mm, 2.26 gms

Rec Gen 457 (as Caracalla)

This portrait really looks like Elagabalus. Notice the large eyes, prominent cheeks and weak chin.
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea100b_21 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝΤOΝ-ΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla.
Rev: NIKA-IIΩN (sic), Cista mystica from which serpent is rising left.
15 mm, 2.08 gms

Rec Gen 443 (as Caracalla)
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea100a_21 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝΤ-Ω-Ν-Ι-ΝΟϹ ΑΥΓO, radiate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla.
Rev: NIKA-IEΩN, prize urn with two palm fronds.
15 mm, 1.66 gms

Rec Gen 489 (as Caracalla) variant (bust type)
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea100b4 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝΤΩ(ΝЄ)-ΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla.
Rev: NIKA-IIΩN (sic), Cista mystica from which serpent is rising left.
16 mm, 1.98 gms

Rec Gen 443 (as Caracalla)
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea100a1 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝΤΩΝEΙ-ΝΟϹ ΑΥΓO, laureate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla.
Rev: NIKA-IEΩN, prize urn with two palm fronds.
13 mm, 1.97 gms

Rec Gen 489 (as Caracalla)

This and the next several coins are generally attributed to Caracalla. However the portraits resemble the busts of Elagabalus and Waddington (Rec Gen) does have this obverse legend with at least one coin of Elagabalus.
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea005a0 viewsElagabalus
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡH ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKA-IEΩN, Asclepius standing, facing, looking left, resting on serpent entwined staff.
22 mm, 6.33 gms

RPC Online 3117; CNG EA 369, lot 418; Hirsch 293, lot 2890; Nomos Obolos 5, lot 692
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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nicaea004a1 viewsElagabalus
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩ-ΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKA-IEΩN, Emperor(?) riding an elephant, r., holding reins and whip(?)
24 mm, 4.90 gms

Rec Gen 564, SNG von Aulock 7044
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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HERC DEVSONIENSI0 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier officiel
10,9g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
HERC DEVSONIENS
PYLApr 28, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 222/223, Severus Alexander, Eagle5 viewsSeverus Alexander
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: A KAI MAP AYP CEY AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev.: LB (year 2 = 222/223), Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak
Billon, 14.22g, 23mm
Ref.: Dattari 4407 var. (legend)
Ex Art Institute of Chicago
1 commentsshanxiApr 28, 2019
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119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 263v., AE-Antoninianus, -/Γ//•XXI•BI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Diocletian, and Jupiter, Scarce! #152 views119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 263v., AE-Antoninianus, -/Γ//•XXI•BI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Diocletian, and Jupiter, Scarce! #1
avers: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR AV•(?)G G, Diocletian and Jupiter, each holding a sceptre, standing facing each other by an altar.
exergue: -/Γ//•XXI•BI•, diameter: 22,0-24,0 mm, weight: 3,68 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-90 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 263v., p-247, Scarce!
Q-001
3 commentsquadransApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Griffin16 viewsAe

IMP C GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust right

APOLLINI CONS AVG
Griffin walking left L in exergue

Delta below

RIC 165
4 commentsRobin AyersApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Centaur8 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

APOLLINI CONS AVG,
Centaur walking right, drawing bow

Officina letter Z below

RIC 163
1 commentsRobin AyersApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Hippocamp19 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

NEPTVNO CONS AVG,
hippocamp springing right

mintmark N

RIC 245, RSC 667; Sear 10292
5 commentsRobin AyersApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Stag11 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

DIANAE CONS AVG,
Stag walking left

officina mark X below

Cohen 160; Goebl 0744b; Sear 10201
Robin AyersApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Pegasus8 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

SOLI CONS AVG,
Pegasus springing right, heavenward

Mintmark H

RIC V-1, Rome 283; Cohen 979; Sear 10362
Robin AyersApr 28, 2019
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Gallienus, Goat9 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

IOVI CONS AVG,
goat standing or walking right

ς in ex.

RIC 207, RSC 341
Robin AyersApr 28, 2019
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nicaea003a0 viewsElagabalus
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΥΡ K ΑΝΤΩΝ..., laureate head right.
Rev: Eagle standing facing head left with wreath in beak, wings spread.
15 mm, 2.96 gms

Rec Gen 565
Charles MApr 28, 2019
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed half length bust to right, raising right hand and holding victory on globe in left.
MARS VICTOR; Helmeted Mars with spear walking right, holding trophy over shoulder.
Ex: II
Lugdunum
RIC - ; B222 pl. XXVII; 3ex.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaApr 27, 2019
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Nerva Aequitas Ӕ As (c. 97 A.D.)3 viewsIMP NERVA CAES [AVG P M TR P ? COS ? P P], laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST + S - C across fields, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

Ӕ, oval 25+ to 28mm, 10.23g, die axis 7.5h, base metal seems yellow, orichalcum? Can it be a dupontius?

Mint: Rome. Regnal period is end 96 – Jan 98 AD, so 97 is the most probable minting year.

End of the obverse legend is missing, so TR P and COS numbers are unknown. Thus three types are possible:

TR P COS II --> RIC II 51, Sear 3060 var
TR P COS III --> RIC II 77, Cohen 7, BMC 127, Sear 3060
TR P II COS III --> RIC II 94, Cohen 10

IMPerator NERVA CAESar AVGustus Pontifex Maximus (the high priest, starting with Augustus the emperor was always the head of state religion) TRibunitia Potestas (Tribunal power, the function of the tribune of the people, originally an important republican official, was "hijacked" by Augustus when he was building the imperial structure of power and subsequently became another emperor's title, renewed every year and thus very useful for dating coins, no number means first year of reign, II second), COnSul (under the Empire, the office of Consul remained of some importance and was held by the Emperor with some frequency) II or III (Nerva started his 3d consulship in 97, so II would mean minting year of 96, he also became a consul for 98, but since he died in January, COS IIII is very rare), Pater Patriae (Father of his Country, the title was held by most Augusti but usually not at the very beginning of the reign, in this case it was probably assumed immediately because of Nerva's old age). Aequitas = justice, equality, conformity, symmetry. Nemesis was originally understood as honest distributor of fortune, neither bad nor good, but in due proportion. Later it gained aspects of justice and divine retribution, but in Nemesis-Aequitas her qualities of honest dealing is emphasized. Aequitas Augusti symbolizes honesty, equality and justice of the emperor towards his subjects. The scales here mean honest measure rather than justice, and the cornucopia is self explanatory. SC = [Ex] Senatus Consulto (Senatus is genitive, Consulto is ablative of Consultum) = by decree of the Senate, i. e. the authority of the Senate approved minting of this coin (necessary to justify issue of copper alloy coins for which the intrinsic value was not obvious). As or assarius – the basic Roman bronze coin, reintroduced and firmly established for centuries by Augustus (often minted of pure red copper).

On the obverse to the right of the neck there is a mysterious symbol (looks like a special field mint mark in LRB, but these were not used before 4th century I think), which is too far in to be a distorted letter of the legend.

NERVA, *8 Nov 30 (or 35) AD (Narni, central Italy) † 27 Jan 98 AD (aged 67 or 62) Gardens of Sallust, Rome ‡ 18 Sep 96 – 27 Jan 98 (effectively abdicated in autumn 97 naming Trajan as his successor)

Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born in the village of Narni, 50 kilometers north of Rome. Ancient sources report the date as either 30 or 35. He had at least one attested sister, named Cocceia, who married Lucius Salvius Titianus Otho, the brother of the earlier Emperor Otho. Like Vespasian, the founder of the Flavian dynasty, Nerva was a member of the Italian nobility rather than one of the elite of Rome. Nevertheless, the Cocceii were among the most esteemed and prominent political families of the late Republic and early Empire, attaining consulships in each successive generation. The direct ancestors of Nerva on his father's side, all named Marcus Cocceius Nerva, were associated with imperial circles from the time of Augustus.

Not much of Nerva's early life or career is recorded, but it appears he did not pursue the usual administrative or military career. He was praetor-elect in the year 65 and, like his ancestors, moved in imperial circles as a skilled diplomat and strategist. He received many high honors during the reign of Nero and Flavians, including two ordinary (!) consulships of 71 and 90, usually for services that remained unclear, so probably of highly delicate and clandestine nature, e. g. he played a prominent role of uncovering at least two major conspiracies against the ruling emperors. During 69, the transitional Year of the Four Emperors he was nowhere to be seen, but then emerged on the winning Flavian side, which was quite a feat for a former Neronian loyalist and a relative of one of the defeated emperors, Otho. It is also known that Nerva had excellent literary abilities praised by his contemporaries.

On 18 September, 96, Domitian was assassinated in a palace conspiracy organised by court officials. The same day the Senate proclaimed Nerva emperor in somewhat obscure circumstances. Modern historians believe Nerva was proclaimed Emperor solely on the initiative of the Senate, within hours after the news of the assassination broke, to avoid the inevitable civil unrest, and neither him nor the Senate has anything to do with the conspiracy. The change of government was welcome particularly to the senators, who had been harshly persecuted during Domitian's reign. As an immediate gesture of goodwill towards his supporters, Nerva publicly swore that no senators would be put to death as long as he remained in office. He called an end to trials based on treason, released those who had been imprisoned under these charges, and granted amnesty to many who had been exiled. All properties which had been confiscated by Domitian were returned to their respective families. Nerva also sought to involve the Senate in his government, but this was not entirely successful.

Nerva had to introduce a number of measures to gain support among the Roman populace. As was custom by this time, a change of emperor was expected to bring with it a generous payment of gifts and money to the people and the army. This was followed by a string of economic reforms intended to alleviate the burden of taxation from the most needy Romans. Furthermore, numerous taxes were remitted and privileges granted to Roman provinces. Before long, Nerva's expenses strained the economy of Rome and necessitated the formation of a special commission of economy to drastically reduce expenditures. The most superfluous religious sacrifices, games and horse races were abolished, while new income was generated from Domitian's former possessions. Because he reigned only briefly, Nerva's public works were few, instead completing projects which had been initiated under Flavian rule. This included extensive repairs to the Roman road system and the expansion of the aqueducts. The only major landmarks constructed under Nerva were a granary, known as the Horrea Nervae, and a small Imperial Forum begun by Domitian, which linked the Forum of Augustus to the Temple of Peace.

Despite Nerva's measures to remain popular with the Senate and the Roman people, support for Domitian remained strong in the army, which led to problems. Upon his accession, he had ordered a halt to treason trials, but at the same time allowed the prosecution of informers by the Senate to continue. This measure led to chaos, as everyone acted in his own interests while trying to settle scores with personal enemies.

The situation was further aggravated by the absence of a clear successor, made more pressing because of Nerva's old age and sickness. In October 97 these tensions came to a head when the Praetorian Guard laid siege to the Imperial Palace and took Nerva hostage. He was forced to submit to their demands, agreeing to hand over those responsible for Domitian's death. Nerva was unharmed in this assault, but his authority was damaged beyond repair. He realized that his position was no longer tenable without the support of an heir who had the approval of both the army and the people. Shortly thereafter, he announced the adoption of Trajan as his successor, and with this decision all but abdicated.

On 1 January, 98, at the start of his fourth consulship, Nerva suffered a stroke during a private audience. Shortly thereafter he was struck by a fever and died. His largest legacies were avoiding the civil war after the fall of Flavians and establishing a new dynasty that ruled almost until the end of the 2nd century and achieved "the golden age" of the Roman empire.
Yurii PApr 27, 2019
Rhodes,_Caria,_AR_Hemidrachm_,_Three-quarter_facing_head_of_Helios,_Rose,_Magistrate_Artemon,_SNG_Kecckman_654-656,_ca_150-125_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_13,5-14,8mm,_1,09g-s.jpg
Rhodes, Caria, ( 150-125 B.C.), SNG Kecckman 654-656, AR-Hemidrachm, AΡTEMΩN, Rose with bud right, Magistrate Artemon, #172 viewsRhodes, Caria, ( 150-125 B.C.), SNG Kecckman 654-656, AR-Hemidrachm, AΡTEMΩN, Rose with bud right, Magistrate Artemon, #1
avers: No legend, Three-quarter facing radiate head of Helios, head turned slightly right.
reverse: AΡTEMΩN (Magistrate Artemon), Rose with bud right in the incuse square, club (?) to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-14,8mm, weight: 1,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rhodes, Islands off Caria, Magistrate Artemon, date: 150-125 B.C.,
ref: SNG Keckman 654-656., SNG Copenhagen 842,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 27, 2019
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M. Lucilius Rufus, Denarius0 viewsM. Lucilius Rufus, Denarius

RRC: 324/1
101 b.c.
3,96 gr


Av: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, PV; all within wreath.
Rv: Victory in biga right; above, RVF; in exergue, M.LVCILI.

Ex H D Rauch, Auction 105, Lot 208, 18.November 2017
NorbertApr 27, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.101 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.07g, 16.81mm, 210°
obv. AVT M AVRH - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEI - KOPOL - PROC CIC
Zeus in Himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.10
very rare (R8), F+, dark green patina

JochenApr 27, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.21 corr.1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.44g, 18.05mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI M A - YMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKO - PROC CICT
Tyche, wearing kalathos, enthroned l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r.
hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.21 corr. (same die, different obv. legend)
rare, about VF, black-green patina

What immediately catches the eye is the clear Y at the beginning of the second part of the legend. This only occurs with the legends for Commodus at A - YR and the A at the end of the first legend part fits well. In the name KOMODOC the KO is missing and the M is only a stunted letter.
JochenApr 27, 2019
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JovianAE follis, 363-364 AD. Heraclea2 views20 mm., 2.90g., 2400E

Emperor 363-364 AD. Elected Roman Emperor by the army upon the death of Julian II, Jovian reestablished Christianity as the official religion of the Empire.

Jovian AE3 Follis. 363-364 AD. DN IOVIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left / VOT V . within wreath, mintmark HERACA. RIC VIII Heraclea 108; Sear 19218.
Antonivs ProttiApr 27, 2019
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Aelia Flaccilla AE4. Constantinopla.2 views13 mm., 1.06g _2200E

Aelia Flacilla AE 22mm. 378-388 AD. Draped bust right, in elaborate headdress, necklace, & mantle / Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column. Mintmark CONA. RIC IX Constantinople 55; Sear 20611.
Antonivs ProttiApr 27, 2019
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M. Antonius, Denarius1 viewsM. Antonius, Denarius

RRC: 554/19
32 b.c.
3,35 gr

Av: Ship r., with sceptre tied fillet on prow; above, ANT AVG; below, III VIR R P C
Rv: Aquila between two standards; below, LEG - VI

Ex Bertolami, Auct 37, lot 449, 19/20.07.2017
(reportedly ex Schulten, Auction of 31 March 1981, lot 205. and wrongly attrbuted as Leg IV)
NorbertApr 27, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 243/244, Gordianus III, Eagle3 viewsGordianus III
Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
Obv.: A K M ANT Γ-OPΔIANOC ЄV , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right
Rev.: Eagle with wings displayed standing facing with wreath, head turned to right; date L - Z = year 7, 243-244
Billon, 11.83g, 22mm
Ref.: Emmett 3402
1 commentsshanxiApr 27, 2019
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093 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Victory Eastern mint1 viewsReference
Strack *43

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P.
Laureate head right; draped left shoulder.

Rev: COS III.
Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm.

gr
20 mm
h
okidokiApr 27, 2019
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Carthage, Tanit, Horse, O to right9 viewsCarthage
Circa 300-264 BC. Æ 18
Obv: Wreathed head of Tanit left
Rev.: Horse’s head right; O to right.
Æ, 5.25g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 151
3 commentsshanxiApr 27, 2019
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094 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Victory Eastern mint6 viewsReference
Strack *43; RIC cf345

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right; draped left shoulder.

Rev: COS III
Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm

3.00 gr
17 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiApr 27, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sardeis, Herakles, Apollo1 viewsLydia, Sardeis
AE 17
Magistrate Polemon
Obv.: Laureate head of Herakles right
Rev.: Apollo standing left, holding raven in right hand, olive branch in left; ΠOΛEMΩN to left, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ to right.
AE, 16.9mm, 7.89g
Ref.: Laffaille 510?
shanxiApr 27, 2019
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RIC - (before RIC 285)3 viewsQuinarius, 112-114
Obv.: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev.: FORTVNA AVG
Fortuna seated l., holding rudder and cornucopiae.

1.11g, 15mm
Woytek 443 (1 specimen)
1 commentsklausklageApr 27, 2019
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Constans AE34 viewsConstans. 337-350 AD.

Nicomedia. 337-340 AD.

15mm., 1.66g.

D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG. Head of Constans, rosette-diademed, right

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, facing front, heads toward each other, each holding inverted spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, a standard. MintMark: -/-//SMNA.

References: RIC VIII Nicomedia 14

AAGS
RLApr 27, 2019
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Constantius II AE35 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Arelate. 337-340 AD.

17mm., 1.42g.

CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG. Bust of Constantius II, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

GLORI-A EXER-CITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, facing front, heads toward each other, each holding inverted spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, a standard. MintMark: I//PARL

References: RIC VIII Arelate 35

AAFO
RLApr 27, 2019
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Constantine II AE follis11 viewsConstantine II. 337 - 340 AD.

Trier. 333-334 AD.

17mm., 1.97g.

CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Bust of Constantine II, laureate, cuirassed, right

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing facing each other, each holding spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards. MintMark: (palm branch)//TRP

References: RIC VII Treveri 556

AAEA
2 commentsRLApr 27, 2019
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Constantius II AE35 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Constantinople. 337-340 AD.

15 mm., 1.45g.


D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG. Head of Constantius II, rosette-diademed, right

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, facing front, heads toward each other, each holding inverted spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, a standard. MintMark: -/-//CONSA

References: RIC VIII Constantinople 27 or 43

AAAL
RLApr 27, 2019
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3 viewsCommemorative Series 330-354 Follis URBS ROMA She-wolf Romulus RemusBritanikusApr 27, 2019
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Constantine II AE follis6 viewsConstantine II. 337 - 340 AD.

Alexandria. 333-335 AD.

19mm., 2.84g.

CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Bust of Constantine II, laureate, cuirassed, right

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing facing each other, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards. MintMark: -/-//SMALA. OfficinaMark: A.

References: RIC VII Alexandria 59

AAAU
RLApr 27, 2019
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Thrace , Mesambria 175-125Bc. NGC CH VF 5/5 4/52 viewsTetradrachm 16.38gm.
Types of Alexander III .Obv Heracles Rev. Zeus
BritanikusApr 27, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Cyzicus 6623 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor in military dress stg. l. on galley going l., holding phoenix on globe and standard; in the stern sits Victory steering ship.
In exergue SMKepsilon
3 commentsagordApr 27, 2019
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10 viewsVespasian, 69-79
Denarius 79, AR 3.52 g. Laureate head r. Rev. Capricorn l; below, globe. C 554. RIC 1058.
Ex CNG 42, 1997 lot 860; Triton VI, January 14, 2003 lot 836, Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Auction 92, May 23, 2016 lot 2140, Heritage Auction 3060, 1/16/2018 lot 33400, CNG Web Store (841947); NGC certification 4244139-018
4 commentspaul1888Apr 27, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ[ΟϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ], laureate draped bust right.
Rev: NI left, KAI right, →EΩN, front view of hexastyle temple, with globe in pediment.
21 mm, 5.10 gms

RPC Online 3118; CNG 88, lot 850; CNG EA 245, lot 258
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia (barbarous imitation)

Obv: ANTONINVS, radiate head right.
Rev: Botched legend, three military standards.
19 mm, 3.57 gms

Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Macrinus denarius - RIC 673 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 217-218 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: IMP CM OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG;Laureate, draped bust r.;
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM; Fides standing, Holding two standards

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.58 gm.
Reference: RIC 67 (RIC IV Part 2.)
Provenance: Tom McKenna, purchased March 5, 1986

Light toning, fully centered and about EF
1 commentsSteve B5Apr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝ-ΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NIK up left, AIE down right, N/Ω between standards, three military standards, circular tops with rays.
22 mm, 4.15 gms

No matches found. Similar coin listed on Wildwinds. Rauch E Auction 82, lot 426, is a coin of Severus Alexander with almost identical reverse.
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NI/KA/IE/(ΩN), three military standards. Legend divided between the standards.
23 mm, 5.75 gms

RPC Online 3128, SNG Leypold 170, SNG Cop 513
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝ-ΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NI/KA/IE/(ΩN), three military standards. Legend divided between the standards.
22 mm, 6.07 gms

RPC Online 3128, SNG Leypold 170, SNG Cop 513
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NI/KA/IE/(ΩN), three military standards. Legend divided between the standards.
23 mm, 4.28 gms

RPC Online 3128, SNG Leypold 170, SNG Cop 513
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤ-ΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NI/KA/IE/(ΩN), three military standards, the middle standard surmounted by eagle with spread wings, head right with wreath in beak; outer 2 standards surmounted by capricorns. Legend divided between the standards.
23 mm, 4.50 gms

Cf. BMC 92 (BMC doesn't mention the capricorns), Very similar coin listed on Wildwinds.
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTNЄINOC C, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: KoΛ ANT AVP ЄΔЄC, City goddess seated left on rock holding fruit, cornucopia in upper left field. Below, river god swimming right, head left.
24 mm, 14.96 gms

BMC 62, CNG., Electronic Auction 205, Lot 340
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea1 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea

Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow.
AE, 5.46g, 21mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here

shanxiApr 26, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, Artemis5 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of the Severans (193-235)
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow.
AE, 5.46g, 21mm
Ref.: Imhoof-Blumer, LS, 37
shanxiApr 26, 2019
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Antiochus III 223-187 B.C.0 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus III 223-187 B.C. (Ae 16.7~17.2mm. 3.93g., 17.4~17.6mm. 4.01g.) Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ below, Elephant advancing right,anchor above, dotted border; SC 1089; HGC 9, 490.ddwauApr 26, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: ...MAV ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: ZЄVΓ[MATЄ]ΩN (the Z is reversed), Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides.
27 mm, 11.57 gms

Butcher 30, BMC 21-22
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTΩNINOC CЄ, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: ZЄVΓMA-TЄΩN (the Z is reversed), Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides, Capricorn right in exergue.
35 mm, 22.10 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 31
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: ZЄVΓMA-TЄΩN (the Z is reversed), Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides, Capricorn right in exergue.
32 mm, 16.60 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 31
Charles MApr 26, 2019
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Maxentius, 306-312 AD. AE Follis, Ostia, AD 309. R1 Rare2 viewsIMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right /
AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, each with a star above their caps, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre and holding horse's bridle; she-wolf with twins between them.
Mintmark: MOSTΓ
RIC VI Ostia 16; Cohen 10.
25mm.,6.36g., _4600E
Antonivs ProttiApr 25, 2019
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Maxentius AE Follis. 308-310 AD. Rome mint1 viewsLaureate head right /
Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre, shield at side; knobs as acroteria and wreath in pediment.
Mintmark: RBQ.
25.5mm.,6.68 g, _2600E
Antonivs ProttiApr 25, 2019
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Sicily Syracuse circa 485-466 BC AR Tetradrachm 23mm 16.86g 6h Boehringer 117 {V53/R42}6 viewsDeinomenid Tyranny Gelon,Charioteer holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga right,Nike flying above right crowning the horses./Head of Arethusa right,wearing oearl diadem and necklace,four dolphins around.Grant HApr 25, 2019
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Obol5 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Obol, Circa 356-342 BC
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing plain necklace
Rev: Horse grazing right; ΛAPIΣ-AIΩN above and below.
Ag, 10mm, 0.84g
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 328
shanxiApr 25, 2019
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Roman Medal 4 viewsScipio the African, (236-183 BC), with Hannibal (247-183) by Valerio Belli circa 1520

Bronze 41 mm.

Obverse: SCIPIO ΛFRICΛNVS, bareheaded bust of Scipio Africanus left
Reverse: ΛNIBΛL PVNICVS, bareheaded bust of Hannibal left.

References: Johnson & Martini 795
TanitApr 25, 2019
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Dichalkon6 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
Dichalkon Æ
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa right, her hair rolled up, wearing a triple pendant earring resembling a bunch of grapes, all within border of dots
Rev: ΛΑΡI- above, -ΣAIΩN in exergue, horse standing right, preparing to lie down.
Ag, 4.04g, 18mm
Ref.:
2 commentsshanxiApr 25, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: AVT KAI MAP KAV ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB, Laureate head right.
Rev: ZЄVΓMA-[TЄΩN] (the Z is reversed), Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides, Capricorn right in exergue.
33 mm, 18.48 gms

Butcher 29a, BMC 23
Charles MApr 25, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: ZЄVΓMA-[TЄΩN], Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides, Capricorn right in exergue.
31 mm, 22.22 gms

Butcher 29a, BMC 23
Charles MApr 25, 2019
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Zeugma, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTΩNINOC CЄ, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: ZЄVΓMA-TЄΩN (the Z is reversed), Tetrastyle temple on rocky hill, buildings at base and colonnades or steps up the sides, Capricorn right in exergue.
34 mm, 14.03 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 31
Charles MApr 25, 2019
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Justin II AD 565-578. Nikomedia Pentanummium Æ 15mm1 viewsObv. Monogram of Justin II
Rev. Large Є, N to right.
Sear 371; DOC 116.


CanaanApr 24, 2019
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s -420s BC. AR Tetradrachm.3 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette.

Rev: ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square.
Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
F, test cuts.
26mm // 16,65g.
CanaanApr 24, 2019
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3290, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, -/-//CA, Bust-D1, Spes walking left, Rare variant! #159 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3290, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, -/-//CA, Bust-D1, Spes walking left, Rare variant! #1
avers: IMP•CL•TACITVS•AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding a flower in the right hand and raising skirt with the left hand. (Spes 1).
exergue: -/-//CA, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,65g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, 3rd.issue, 3rd.off., date: 276 AD., ref: RIC V-I 61., T-(Estiot)-3290, Bastien 63.corr., C-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 24, 2019
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Marathos, Phoenicia. 2nd century B.C. AE 23. 1 viewsObv. Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II right.
Rev. mrth (in phoenician script)to right of Marathos, standing left, leaning on column, holding aphlaston, date in left field
23mm , 12.98Grams.
BMC 3ff.

23mm , 12.98Grams
CanaanApr 24, 2019
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Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, Semi-autonomous, AE19. 65-66 AD6 viewsObv. Turreted head of Tyche right.
Rev. Lighted garlanded altar, date ET HP
19mm , 5.64Grams.
BMC 76. 
1 commentsCanaanApr 24, 2019
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Sear 06752 viewsPhocas (602 – 610 CE) Decanummium, weight 2.34g., diameter 18mm. Mint of Antioch, struck in 607/8 CE (= regnal year 6).Abu GalyonApr 24, 2019
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #168 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #1
avers: AYTOKP KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,9-13,9mm, weight: 1,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 1659, Sydenham 94, Metcalf 17, SGI 735,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 24, 2019
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #161 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #1
avers: AYTOKP KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,9-13,9mm, weight: 1,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 1659, Sydenham 94, Metcalf 17, SGI 735,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-98981 viewsÆ Sestertius, 21.45g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 989 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN COS VIII; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVGVST; S C in field; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
Ex eBay, 13 April 2019.

The bronze issue of 77-78 struck at Rome was quite small, all the sestertii from it are considered rare. The 'IMP CAESAR' left facing obverse portrait with Annona reverse is listed in RIC as unique with one specimen cited from the Paris collection. None are listed in the RIC II Addenda. This then is the second known specimen, a double die match with the Paris coin.

A classic severe portrait (B. Levick called them 'straining' portraits) combined with a beautiful dark olive green patina.
7 commentsDavid AthertonApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTW...CЄB, Laureate head right.
Rev: Two veiled, turreted, draped busts of city goddesses facing each other, eagle with spread wings in upper field between them.
20 mm, 5.51 gms

Butcher 27a, BMC 36
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Two veiled, turreted, draped busts of city goddesses facing each other, eagle with spread wings in upper field between them.
21 mm, 5.40 gms

Butcher 27a, BMC 36
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT KI MAV ANTWNINOC, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΦCAMOCATЄWNMHTPKOM, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle perched on right arm with corn ears in right hand, left hand on rocks, River god swimming to front below. Legend begins upper right.
27 mm, 11.82 gms

Butcher 26a, Lindgren-Kovacs 1901
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTWNINOC, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦΛCAMOCATЄWNMHTPKOM, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle perched on right arm with corn ears in right hand, left hand on rocks, River god swimming to front below. Legend begins upper right.
26 mm, 18.20 gms

Butcher 26b, BMC 35 (as Caracalla in error)
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT KAI MAP A CЄ ANTΩNЄINOC, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left. Legend begins at 12 o'clock.
Rev: CAMO-CATЄΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
26 mm, 11.80 gms

Butcher 30c, BMC 40
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT KAI MAP AY CЄ [AN]TΩNЄINOC, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left. Legend begins upper right.
Rev: CAMO-CA[TЄΩN], Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
26 mm, 10.60 gms

Butcher 30c, BMC 40
Charles MApr 24, 2019
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040 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.e, P-208-05, C/S//--, #0168 views040 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.e, P-208-05, C/S//--, #01
avers: ✠mONЄTA•mAThIЄ•DG(?)(right to left), Two-part Hungarian shield (Hungarian stripes, Krown and the lion of Hunyadi) in a circle, border of dots.
reverse: •RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ•(left to right), Patriarchal cross on the crown in a circle, mint-mark on each side (C-S), the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: C/S//--, were struck by Stephan Kowách (by Pohl), diameter: 16,0-17,7mm, weight: 0,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Kosice, Slovakia), date: 1464 A.D., ref: Huszár-708, CNH-2-219, Unger-557.e, Pohl 208-05,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 23, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: ...T K MAV AN..., Laureate head right.
Rev: CAMO-CATεΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
27 mm, 11.82 gms

Butcher 30a, BMC 41 variant (bust type)
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT KI MAP AVPH ANTΩNεINOC CεB, Laureate head right.
Rev: CAMOC-ATεΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
32 mm, 18.90 gms

Butcher 29a, BMC 42
1 commentsCharles MApr 22, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT KAI MAP K AVPΛI ANTΩNεINOC Cε, Laureate head right.
Rev: CAMOC-ATεΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
34 mm, 22.46 gms

Butcher 29a, BMC 42
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv:...MAV ANTΩ..., Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: CAMOC-ATεΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
33 mm, 17.90 gms

Butcher 29c, BMC 42 variant (bust type), Hunter 28 (per Butcher)
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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022. H-417 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-417, CNH I.-367, U-252, AR-Obulus, Rare! #0173 views022. H-417 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-417, CNH I.-367, U-252, AR-Obulus, Rare! #01
avers: Crowned bust facing, holding orb and scepter with lily, circle on left, Line border.
reverse: Agnus Dei advancing left, with a cross with a flag, line border.
exergue/mintmark: -/-//--, diameter: 9,0-9,3mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-417, CNH I.-367, Unger-252, Rare!
Q-001
quadransApr 22, 2019
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Gabala

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΓABA-Δ-[εΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia.
21 mm, 6.00 gms

SNG Cop 317, SNG München 840, BMC---
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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Roman Augustus Denarius9 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius. Rome mint. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. Struck 19 BC.

Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right

Reverse: P•PETRON•TVRPILIAN•III•VIR, Pegasus walking right

banker’s mark on reverse.

RIC I 297; RSC 491.
2 commentsTanitApr 22, 2019
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Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, 051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, #163 viewsPhrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, 051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, #1
avers: •M•AV•AN TωNЄIN, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
reverse: AΔPIA•AP X•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche in a long robe and with Kalathos standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 5,52g, axis:6h,
mint: Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Magistrate Poteitos., date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: BMC 4 (? Radiate !), SNG Cop 407(? Radiate!).
Q-001
Ex: "Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE), Auction 22, Lot-1283, 24.05.2007"
quadransApr 22, 2019
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, Rare! #178 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, Rare! #1
avers: •M•AV•AN TωNЄIN, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
reverse: AΔPIA•AP X•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche in a long robe and with Kalathos standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 5,52g, axis:6h,
mint: Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Magistrate Poteitos., date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: BMC 4 (? Radiate !), SNG Cop 407(? Radiate!).
Q-001
Ex: "Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE), Auction 22, Lot-1283, 24.05.2007"
1 commentsquadransApr 22, 2019
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Parthia, Andragoras, ca. 245-238 BC, AR Didrachm11 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.; bunch of grapes behind.
Owl standing r., head facing, crescent, olive spray (largely off-flan) and bunch of grapes (mostly off-flan) behind, AΘE to r.

Taylor Birds of a Feather 2.3, 96 (dies a7/p12) ; HGC 12, 4 (Baktria); H. Nicolet-Pierre & M. Amandry, RN 1994, 24-28 (Baktria); SNG ANS 9, 5 (Baktria).

(19 mm, 7.94 g, 6h).

Roma Numismatics XVII (28 Mar. 2019), lot 587; ex 'Andragoras-Sophytes' Hoard.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 22, 2019
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Constans AE24. 337-350 AD.2 viewsD N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory s left field. Mintmark RS. BritanikusApr 22, 2019
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Leucas (Balanea-Leucas)

Obv: AVT K MA AN-T..., laureate head right.
Rev: Emperor driving quadriga, facing.
26 mm, 19.37 gms

Lindgren-Kovacs 2188 variant (bust type)
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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Leucas (Balanea-Leucas)

Obv: AVT K MA AN-TWNεINOC Cε. laureate head right.
Rev: Emperor driving quadriga, facing.
25 mm, 14.05 gms

Lindgren-Kovacs 2188 variant (bust type)
Charles MApr 22, 2019
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Divus Galerius1 viewsDivus Galerius

A.D. 311, 23x25mm 4.5gm
DIVO MAXIMIANO; veiled head right.
MEM DIVI M-AXIMIANI; Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors. B in right field.
In ex. •SM•TS•
RIC VI Thessalonica 48
Posthumous issue struck under Licinius
Ancient AussieApr 22, 2019
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Trajan Decius Antoninianus 5 viewsIMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG , VICTORIA AVG
RIC29c , Sear 9387

From Old Collection placed in Gold Bezel around 1937
BritanikusApr 22, 2019
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Gordian III Denarius.1 views
Gordian III Denarius. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand. RIC 130, RSC 340.
BritanikusApr 22, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius36 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfewApr 21, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius26 views
Domitian as Caesar Denarius 75 CE
18mm., 3,21g.
Obv: Head leaureate r; CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III
Rev: Spes stg l with flower; PRINCEPS IVVENTVT
RIC 788 [Vespasian] BMC 156
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1143
1 commentsorfewApr 21, 2019
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Seleucia Pieria

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ΔAMA[CKOΥ IεΡAC KAIεNΔOCOΥ] outside wreath, CEBA/CMIA in two lines within wreath..
23 mm, 8.38 gms

Rosenberger 29, Lindgren-Kovacs 2144, BMC21

Smaller denomination than most of these coins.
Charles MApr 21, 2019
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Æ15 / Overlapping Shields28 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
6 commentsMark R1Apr 21, 2019
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Constantine I (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Follis 7 viewsIMP CONSTANTINUS PF AVG - Bust laureate, cuirassed right
SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI - Sol standing left raising right and holding globe in left
Mint: Ticinum (313AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 0.00g / 22mm / 180
Acquisition/Sale: martyschmitt Ebay $0.00 7/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
3 commentsGary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Lucius Verus (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 2 viewsIMP L VERVS AVG - Bare head right
PROV DEOR TR P III COS II - Providentia, draped, standing left, holding globe on extended right hand and cornucopiae in left hand
Mint: Rome (162-163AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.78g / 18mm / 360
References:
RIC III, Marcus Aurelius 491
Sear 5354
RSC 156
Acquisition/Sale: world-coin Ebay $0.00 12/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Nerva (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius1 viewsIMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P - Laureate head right
LIBERTAS PVBLICA - Libertas standing left, holding pileus in right hand and sceptre in left. SC
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Mint: Rome (97AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 24.39g / 34mm / 180
References:
RIC 86
C. 114
BMC 112
BN 100
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 39 #638 $0.00 8/26/17
Notes: Jan 4, 19 -The Gary R. Wilson Collection

"Nerva maintained that he had liberated Rome from the tyranny of Domitian and restored a constitutionally-based regime." -- David Van Meter
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Faustina II (Augusta) Coin: Wife of Marcus Aurelius- Silver Denarius 2 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA PIA - Draped bust right
CONSECRATIO - Pietas standing left, sacrificing from patera over a lighted altar and holding a sceptre.
Mint: Rome (175 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.85g / 17mm / 360
References:
RIC III 741
RSC 65
Acquisition/Sale: world-coin eBay $0.00 04/18
Notes: Feb 4, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Faustina II (Augusta) Coin: Wife of Marcus Aurelius- Brass Sestertius 2 viewsFAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right
AVGVSTI PII FIL, S-C - Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
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Mint: Rome (c.145-146 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 29.20g / 32mm / 12h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC III 1390v-As
Acquisition/Sale: indalocolecciones eBay $0.00 02/19

Lifetime portrait struck under her father Antoninus Pius.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Faustina Jr. (Augusta) Coin: Wife of Marcus Aurelius- Silver Denarius 2 viewsFAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right, wearing diadem.
IVNONI REGINAE - Juno standing left, holding a patera & scepter, peacock before.
Mint: Rome (139-141AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.53g / 16mm / 180
References:
RIC 695
RSC 140
Acquisition/Sale: world-coin Ebay $0.00 12/17
Notes: Jan 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

A scarce lifetime issue.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Faustina I (Augusta) Coin: Wife of Antoninus Pius- Brass Sestertius 2 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head.
CERES - Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and long, vertical torch; S-C across fields.
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Mint: Rome (after 141 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.65g / 32mm / 12h
References:
RIC 1128
Sear 4621
Acquisition/Sale: indalocolecciones eBay $0.00 12/18
Notes: Jan 1, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Ceres a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #166 views074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: PROV INC IA D ACIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed V in right, on left standard inscribed XIII and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergue: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 14,20g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D.,
ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-22,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 21, 2019
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Dacia, Dacia, 074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #153 viewsDacia, Dacia, 074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: PROV INC IA D ACIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed V in right, on left standard inscribed XIII and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergue: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 14,20g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D.,
ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-22,
Q-001
quadransApr 21, 2019
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Caligula (Agrippa) (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As 1 viewsM AGRIPPA L F COS III - Head of Agrippa, left, wearing rostral crown
S C - Neptune stg. l. holding dolphin and trident
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Mint: Rome (37-41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 10.00g / 27mm / 180
Rarity: Common
References:
BMC 161
RIC 1 58
Acquisition/Sale: servuscoins Ebay $0.00 8/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Agrippa, Military Commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Great-grandfather of Nero
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a boyhood friend of Augustus and a renowned military commander on land and sea, winning the famous battle of Actium against the forces of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Declared Augustus' successor, Agrippa's brilliant career ended when he predeceased Augustus in 12 B.C. He was married to Augustus' daughter Julia; father of Gaius and Lucius Caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia and Agrippina Senior; grandfather of Caligula, and great-grandfather of Nero.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Geta (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS 1 viewsP SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
FORT RED TR P III COS II - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder & cornucopia, wheel under chair, S C in ex.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (211 AD )
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.30g / 24.4mm / 360
References:
RIC 175a
Cohen 53
BMC 273cf
Acquisition/Sale: imporatorcoins-and-estatesales eBay $0.00 05/18
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Philip I (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P II COS P P S-C - Philip seated left, holding globe and parazonium.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (245 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 15.30g / 28mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 148a
Banti 30
Cohen 121
Acquisition/Sale: snakerus4z5r eBay $0.00 03/19
Notes: Mar 29, 19 - 1st officina. 4th emission

The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Gallienus (Augustus) Coin: Bronze/Silver Antoninianus3 viewsGALLIENVS AVG - Radiate and draped bust right
PIETAS AVG - Gallienus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, sacrificing at flaming tripod altar. VIIC dot
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Mint: Antioch (259 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.00g / 1mm / 180
References:
RIC 618
Goebl 1645
Cohen 788
Sear 10311
Acquisition/Sale: estetebureau eBay $0.00 04/18
Notes: Jan 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Trajan Decius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG - Laureate & cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVG S-C - Victory advancing left with wreath & palm branch.
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Mint: Rome (249-250 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 13.61g / 29mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 126d
Cohen 117
Sear 9410
Provenances:
Bertolami Fine Arts
Acquisition/Sale: Bertolami Fine Arts Internet E-Live Auction 61 #606 $0.00 09/18
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Volusian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FELICITAS PVBLICA S-C - Felicitas standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus and sceptre.
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Mint: Rome (251-253 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.79g / 28mm / 360
References:
RIC 251a
Cohen 35
Sear 9786
Acquisition/Sale: Triskeles Auctions VAuctions 329 #557 $0.00 04/18
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

From Wikipedia:
Volusian, was a Roman Emperor from 251 to 253. His father, Trebonianus Gallus, became Roman Emperor after being elected in the field by the legion, following the deaths of the previous co-emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus. Trebonianus Gallus raised Hostilian, the son of Decius, to augustus, making him his co-emperor in June 251. Volusianus was elevated to caesar in the same month. After the death, or murder, of Hostilian in November 251, Volusianus was raised to augustus, co-ruling with his father. The short reign of Trebonianus Gallus and Volusianus was notable for the outbreak of a plague, which is said by some to be the reason for Hostilian's death, the invasion of the Sasanian Empire, and the raids of the Goths. Volusianus was killed alongside his father in August 253, by his own soldiers, who were terrified of the forces of the usurper Aemilian which were marching towards Rome.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Licinius II (Caesar) Coin: Bronze Follis 1 viewsDN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C - Laureate and draped bust left, holding globe, mappa and sceptre
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre. Left field: wreath angled Dot over G in right field. Mintmark SMN.
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Mint: Nicomedia (317-320AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.20g / 18mm / 180
References:
RIC VII 33, Γ (var.)
Sear 15419
Acquisition/Sale: sjbcoins Ebay $0.00 12/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Trebonianus Gallus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LIBERTAS AVG-G, S C - Libertas standing left, holding pileus in extended right hand and long sceptre in left hand.
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Mint: Rome (251-253 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.50g / 30mm / 12h
References:
RIC 114a
Hunter 31
Cohen 64
Acquisition/Sale: taterthecat Ebay $0.00 10/18
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Gordian III (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG N SC - Laetitia standing left, with wreath and anchor
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Mint: Rome (238-244AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 17.70g / 30mm / 360
References:
RIC 300a
Cohen 122
Sear 8712
Acquisition/Sale: beeker1 Ebay $0.00 12/17
Notes: Jan 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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ulian II (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Double Maiorina2 viewsD N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG - Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian right
SECVRITAS REIPVB - Apis bull standing right, two stars above horns
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Mint: Sirmium (361-363AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 7.95g / 28mm / 360
References:
RIC VIII 106
Acquisition/Sale: xcelatorx Ebay $0.00 7/17
Notes: Oct 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

While the coinage of Julian is most remarkable for its depiction of the Apis bull, historians are uncertain of what the emperor actually intended to portray through this coinage. Was it an effort to link the emperor to the mysterious power of the bull common amongst the Egyptians? Was it an attempt to portray the ritual sacrifice of bulls that Julian re-instated after decades of Christian-sympathizing rule? Or was it something else, perhaps a representation of the astrological sign Taurus? The chronicler Ammianus Marcellinus is the primary source on Julian's reign and unfortunately never commented on the coinage, whilst mostly praising Julian's actions, personality, and character. [1]

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The Apis bull was an important sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians. As with the other sacred beasts Apis' importance increased over the centuries. During colonization of the conquered Egypt, Greek and Roman authors had much to say about Apis, the markings by which the black calf was recognized, the manner of his conception by a ray from heaven, his house at Memphis (with a court for his deportment), the mode of prognostication from his actions, his death, the mourning at his death, his costly burial, and the rejoicings throughout the country when a new Apis was found. Auguste Mariette's excavation of the Serapeum of Saqqara revealed the tombs of more than sixty animals, ranging from the time of Amenhotep III to that of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Originally, each animal was buried in a separate tomb with a chapel built above it.

According to Arrian, Apis was one of the Egyptian deities Alexander the Great propitiated by offering a sacrifice during his seizure of Ancient Egypt from the Persians. After Alexander's death, his general Ptolemy I Soter made efforts to integrate Egyptian religion with that of the new Hellenic rulers. Ptolemy's policy was to find a deity that might win the reverence of both groups, despite the curses of the Egyptian religious leaders against the deities of the previous foreign rulers (i.e. Set, lauded by the Hyksos). Without success, Alexander had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but that deity was more prominent in Upper Egypt and not for those in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. Since the Greeks had little respect for animal-headed deities, a Greek statue was created as an idol and proclaimed as an anthropomorphic equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and later was said to represent Osiris fully, rather than just his Ka.

The earliest mention of a Serapis is in the authentic death scene of Alexander, from the royal diaries. Here, Serapis has a temple at Babylon, and is of such importance that he alone is named as being consulted on behalf of the dying Alexander. The presence of this temple in Babylon radically altered perceptions of the mythologies of this era, although it has been discovered that the unconnected Babylonian deity Ea was entitled Serapsi, meaning king of the deep, and it is Serapsi who is referred to in the diaries, not Serapis. The significance of this Serapsi in the Hellenic psyche, however, due to its involvement in Alexander's death, also may have contributed to the choice of Osiris-Apis as the chief Ptolemaic deity during their occupation of Ancient Egypt.

According to Plutarch, Ptolemy stole the statue from Sinope, having been instructed in a dream by the Unknown God to bring the statue to Alexandria, where the statue was pronounced to be "Serapis" by two religious experts. Among those experts was one of the Eumolpidae, the ancient family from which the hierophant of the Eleusinian Mysteries traditionally had been chosen since before any historical records. The other expert supposedly was the scholarly Egyptian priest Manetho, which increased acceptability from both the Egyptians and the Greeks.

Plutarch may not be correct, however, as some Egyptologists assert that the Sinope in Plutarch's report is the hill of Sinopeion, a name given to the site of an existing Serapeum at Memphis. Also, according to Tacitus, Serapis (i.e. Apis explicitly identified as Osiris in full) had been the tutelary deity of the village of Rhacotis, before it suddenly expanded into the great capital of "Alexandria".

Being introduced by the Greeks, understandably, the statue depicted a fully human figure resembling Hades or Pluto, both being kings of the Greek underworld. The figure was enthroned with the modius, which is a basket or a grain-measure, on his head, a Greek symbol for the land of the dead. He also held a sceptre, indicating rulership, and Cerberus, gatekeeper of the underworld, rested at his feet. It also had what appeared to be a serpent at its base, fitting the Egyptian symbol of sovereignty, the uraeus.

With his (i.e., Osiris') wife, Isis, and their son (at this point in history) Horus (in the form of Harpocrates), Serapis won an important place in the Greek world, reaching Ancient Rome, with Anubis being identified as Cerberus. The cult survived until 385, when Christians destroyed the Serapeum of Alexandria, and subsequently, the cult was forbidden by the Edict of Thessalonica.[2]

[1] Lewis, Will. Taking the Bull by the Horns, Ancient World Magazine, March 16, 2018
[2] The Apis Bull, Wikipedia online encyclopedia
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Julian II (Caesar) Coin: Silver Siliqua 1 viewsDN IVLANV-S NOB CAES - Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VOTIS V MVLTIS X - Four lines within wreath with large central jewel. Mintmark TCON
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Mint: Arelate (Arles) mint, (355-360 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.52g / 19mm / 6h
References:
RIC VIII 264
RSC 154b
Acquisition/Sale: macvanderstein Ebay $0.00 09/18
Notes: Sep 23, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Vitellius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As 2 viewsA VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN - Laureate head left
FIDES EXERCITVVM. S.C. - clasped hands
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Mint: Tarraco (January-June AD 69)
Wt./Size/Axis: 8.00g / 27mm / 180
References:
RIC I, 42
Acquisition/Sale: Lucernae Catawiki/internet $0.00 10/17
Notes: Jan 1, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Fides Exercitvvm means "the loyalty of the armies".
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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damascus0010 viewsElagabalus
Seleucia Pieria

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ΔAMACKOΥ IεΡAC KAIεNΔO[COΥ] outside wreath, CEBA/CMIA in two lines within wreath..
28 mm, 14.98 gms

Rosenberger 29, Lindgren-Kovacs 2144, BMC21
Charles MApr 21, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, crescent moon with three stars.
17 mm, 2.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.48.xx This obverse legend not in HJ.
Charles MApr 21, 2019
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Caracalla (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsM AVREL ANTON INVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head of right
PONTIF TR P XIII COS III - Caracalla and Geta standing facing one another, sacrificing over altar, veiled Concordia standing in background.
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Mint: Rome (210AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.89g / 32.71mm / 180
Rarity: Very Rare
References:
RIC452a
Provenances:
Marc Breitsprecher
Acquisition/Sale: Ancient Imports Internet $0.00 8/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Caracalla (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 5 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Laureate head right
INDVLGENTIAE AVG - Indulgentia seated left, patera in extended right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, feet on small stool
Mint: Rome (213 - 217 A.D)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.09g / 20.2mm / 360
References:
RIC IV 300 (S)
RSC III 103
BMCRE V p. 444, 68
Hunter p. 87, 48
SRCV II 6808
Provenances:
Forvm Ancient Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Forvm Ancient Coins Internet $0.00 11/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Indulgentia is the personification of clemency, leniency, grace, or favor. This coin may refer to some specific permission or clemency given, or some privilege bestowed by the emperor.
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Caracalla (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 1 viewsM AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder
PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM S C - Providentia standing left holding wand over globe
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Mint: Rome (210-213AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.00g / 31mm / 360
References:
RIC 511b.1
Acquisition/Sale: taterthecat Ebay $0.00 7/17
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Caracalla (Caesar) Coin: Silver Denarius 1 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate draped bust right
VICT PART PONT TR P IIII - Two captives, seated r. and l., mourning, at foot of trophy.
Mint: Rome (201-210 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.29g / 17mm / 180
References:
RIC 54a
RSC 175a
Acquisition/Sale: world-coin eBay $0.00 04/18
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Septimius Severus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 0 viewsL SEPT SEV PE RT AVG IMP IIII - laureate and cuirassed bust right
ANNONA AVG COS II P P - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, cornucopia in left.
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Mint: Rome (194AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 20.34g / 32.23mm / 360
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC IV 677c
Sear 6405
Cohen 33
Acquisition/Sale: wcnonline Ebay $0.00 10/17
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - See CNG Coin Shop #968670

Per CNG:"Only two known to Banti with this bust type."

The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Septimius Severus (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 0 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head right
P M TR P XIIII COS III P P - Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar, holding grain ears.
Mint: Rome (206 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.86g / 18mm / 180
References:
RIC 201
RSC 475
BMCRE 493 and pl. 40.7
Sear'88 #1776
Acquisition/Sale: world-coin eBay $0.00 04/18
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Elagabalus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 2 viewsIMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG TR P COS - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
PM TR P IIII COS III PP SC - Providentia standing left, holding rod over globe and cornucopiae; in left field, star.
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Mint: Rome (221 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 17.78g / 30mm / 12h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 321
C. 191
Provenances:
Artemide Aste
Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Aste Internet Asta Numismatica 44E #415 $0.00 09/18
Notes: Sep 16, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Elagabalus (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 2 viewsIMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, horned, draped bust right.
INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG - Elagabalus, in Syrian priestly robes, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod, holding club in left hand; behind tripod, bull lying down; in field, star
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Mint: Rome (220-222 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.77g / 18.6mm / 12h
References:
RIC 88b
RSC 61
BMC 212
Provenances:
Ex. Richard Weigel
Acquisition/Sale: ancientgalleonllc eBay $0.00 01/19
Notes: Feb 20, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per Curtis Clay: "The star apparently stood for his sun god, to whom the emperor was depicted sacrificing, and therefore it should have been placed before him...".
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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Augustus (Augustus Caesar) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsOB CIVIS SERVATOS - OB above, SERVATOS below, CIVIS within oak wreath between two laurel branches
C • ASINIVS • C • F • GALLVS • III • VIR • A • A • A • F • F •, large S • C. - Legend surrounding large S C
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Mint: Rome (16 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.70g / 35mm / 7h
References:
RIC I 370
BMCRE 157 = BMCRR Rome 4594
BN 372-6
Cohen 367
Sear5 1644
Acquisition/Sale: cutiepagirl Ebay $0.00 09/18
Notes: Sep 7, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

From CNG:
During the reign of Augustus a number of curious coins were produced, usually termed trial pieces or patterns. They tend to be of very much heavier weight than usual (the present piece is between 45-50% heavier than normal coins of this type), or struck on much larger flans (such as a quadrans struck on the flan of a dupondius). Exactly why they were struck is uncertain, but it is probable that they served as presentation pieces, either for officials or for friends and family of the moneyer’s. In that sense they were probably not overvalued for circulation (which the medallions of the 2nd and later centuries certainly were) but simply were impressive coins designed to be used by select people. This is quite an fine example of one of those Augustan issues - a remarkably medallic looking example of this type is in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (CM-RI.58.R) - and one can imagine how the possessor of such a coin would carefully save it for a special purchase.
Gary W2Apr 21, 2019
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4 viewsGAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Dupondius (26mm, 13.19 g,). Struck AD 10-14. Heads of Agrippa, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus, laureate, back to back / Crocodile right, chained to palm frond with wreath at top; two palm fronds at base. RPC I 525; RIC I 159; SNG Copenhagen 700-1.BritanikusApr 21, 2019