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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull heads1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE17, 310-282 BC
Obv.: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑ, Confronted bull heads.
AE, 4.83g, 16.6mm
Ref.: SNG France 1577 ff.
shanxiNov 24, 2014
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, snake, Omphalos2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE 20, 200-133 BC
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around omphalos, X and monogram
AE, 6.38g, 19.9mm
Ref.: SNG France 1803 var (monogram)
shanxiNov 24, 2014
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Aurelian Antoninianus Coin1 viewsThis type refers to Aurelian's defeat of Zenobia's Palmyrene Empire in the east. The captives wear Parthian caps and are typically attributed as Persians. The real captives were more likely Palmyreans. Typical of Roman propaganda, Zenobia's Sasanian supporters are depicted to glorify Aurelian's victory and mask that this was an internal revolt and civil war.

RS52117. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 151, gVF, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, weight 4.178g, maximum diameter 24.1mm, die axis 180o, 270 - 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse ORIENS AVG, Sol advancing left, raising right hand, globe in left, two bound captives at feet, TXXT in exergue; near full circles strike, extensive silvering remaining
Colby SNov 24, 2014
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Lakedaimon / Sparta c. 35-31 B.C.2 viewsLakedaimon / Sparta, Lakedaimonian coinage of the 40s and 30s B.C. (c. 35-31B.C.). Dupondius Ae 24.8~27.0mm. 8.16 g. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo to right (counterstamp, bearded head), dotted border. Rev: Artemis standing left, holding right hand out over the head of dog seated left and resting her left on a spear; L - A to left and right above, below two monograms; all within laurel wreath. BMC 57. Grunauer XIX, 2, 8.3.ddwauNov 24, 2014
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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 C.E. Laodikeia ad Mare, Syria2 viewsRP59685. Bronze AE 27, SNG Cop 345; BMC Galatia p. 253, 42, aVF, Laodicea ad Mare mint, weight 10.37g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, 114 - 115 C.E.
Obverse: AYTOKP NER TRAIANOC APICT KAIC CEB ΓEP ∆AK, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOYΛIEWNTWN KAI ΛAO∆IKEWN BΞP, turreted bust of Tyche right, IOY below chin
In 114, Trajan defeated the Parthians and overran Armenia and northern Mesopotamia. In 115, he captured the Parthian capital Ctesiphon.


NORMAN KNov 24, 2014
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2 viewsNeapolis, Campania
AR Nomos or Didrachm
c. 275-250 BCE

O: Head of Nymph Parthenope left, hair bound with taenia, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace

R: Man-headed bull walking right, head facing; above, Nike flying right, crowning bull with wreath; IΣ below
SalaethusNov 24, 2014
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2 viewsSpongeBobNov 24, 2014
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Normans in Sicily: Roger II (1105-1154) AE Doppio Follaro (Biaggi-1215; Spahr-50)2 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing between CE and SS (in retrograde)
Rev: Roger on throne with cross; R (in retrograde) and II in right field
SpongeBobNov 24, 2014
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B 003 Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,10 viewsB 003 Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,
avers:- DN-IVSTINI-ANVS-P-P-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Large AISP, Chi-Ro above the large I, in exergo, mintmark TES.
exe: -/-//TES, diameter: 20-23,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0178, p-64
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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Septimius Severus - [RIC IV 184, BMCRE 383, RSC 372]11 viewsSilver denarius, 3.38g, 18.98mm, 195 degree, Rome mint, 202 A.D.

Obv. - SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right

Rev. - PART MAX P M TR P X, two captives, bound, seated back to back, left and right of central trophy
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Purchased from eBay
renegade3220Nov 23, 2014
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46 Aurelianus RIC 2792 viewsAURELIANUS 270-275 AD. AE Antoninianus. Serdica mint. 274 AD. (4,87g; 23.24mm) Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right. Rev: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, foot on bound captive, raising hand and holding globe; second bound captive seated right on other side, head reverted, T.
RIC 279, MIR 259d

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins

PaddyNov 23, 2014
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Roman Republic, C. SAX (C. Saxula?), 169 - 157 B.C.E.4 viewsRR69332. Bronze as, Crawford 173/1, Sydenham 360, BMCRR Rome 642, SRCV I 698, aVF, Rome mint, weight 23.425g, maximum diameter 33.4mm, die axis 270o, 169 - 157 B.C.E.
Obverse: laureate bearded head of Janus, I (mark of value) above;
Reverse: galley prow right, C SAX (AX lIGATE) above, I (mark or value) right, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Colection











NORMAN KNov 23, 2014
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B 008 Phocas (602-610 A.D.), SB 657, -/NIKOB, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nicomedia, Year I, 11 viewsB 008 Phocas (602-610 A.D.), SB 657, -/NIKOB, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nicomedia, Year I,
avers:- Om-FO(CA INPER AV or similar) but instead of this have confused overstrucked text, Phocas on left, holding cross on globe and Leontia, nimbate, on right, holding sceptre topped by cross, standing, cross between their heads .
revers:- "m" ANNO/I, Large m, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year (I) to right; (no letter below), mintmark NIKOB,
exergo: NIKOB, diameter: 29,5mm, weight:12,84g, axis:6h,
mint:Nicomedia, date: 602? A.D., ref: Sear 657, p-147; DOC 53b; MIBE 68
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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6 viewsRoman Imperatorial
Julius Caesar, 46-45 BC
AR denarius (18mm, 3.79g)
Military mint moving with Caesar in Spain

O: Head of Venus right, wearing stephane; Cupid behind shoulder

R: Trophy of Gallic arms between two seated captives: female resting her head in hand to left, bearded male with hands tied behind back on right; CAESAR in exergue

Crawford 468/1
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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Julia Domna - [RIC V-I 576, RSC 168, Sear (1998) 1848 (not in new Sear for the Rome mint issue)]10 viewsSilver denarius, 3.43g, 18.88mm, 180 degree, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 196-211 A.D.

Obv. - IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Rev. - PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, veiled & right hand on her breast, left arm at side
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Purchased from eBay
renegade3220Nov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Laodicea ad Mare - Hilaritas - No.318 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Laodicea ad Mare
Av.: PLAVTILLAE - AVGVSTAE / draped bust right (Hill: Eii)
Rev.: HIL - A - RITAS / Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
3,26 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 371, Coh. 14
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Diana Lucifera - No.143 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
205 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Lii)
Rev.: DIANA - LVCIFERA / Diana standing left, bow on back, holding torch with both hand
3,55 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 366, Coh. 13, Hill 702

The last and rarest denarii issue for Plautilla in early 205, before she was exiled.
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordia Felix - No. 82 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Eii Var.)
Rev.: CONCORDIA - FELIX / Plautilla and Caracalla standing facing each other, clasping hands
3,03 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 365b, Coh. 12, Hill 586
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordia Felix - No. 92 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Lii)
Rev.: CONCORDIA - FELIX / Plautilla and Caracalla standing facing each other, clasping hands
3,03 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 365a, Coh. 12, Hill -
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Pietas - No.101 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
203 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Li)
Rev.: PIETAS - AVGG / Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child
3,11 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 367, Coh. 16, Hill 607
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Pietas - No.111 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
203 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Lii)
Rev.: PIETAS - AVGG / Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child
3,10 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 367, Coh. 16, Hill 608
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Venus Victrix - No.123 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
204 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Lii)
Rev.: VENVS - VICTRIX / Plautilla as Venus Victrix standing left, holding apple and palm frond, resting arm on shield set on ground; to left, Cupid standing left, holding helmet
2,90 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 369, Coh. 25, Hill 661
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Madurai Nayaka: Anonymous () AE Kasu (MCSI-819)2 viewsObv: Venkateshwara standing facing beneath arch
Rev: Bird standing right; Right: Kannada legend - Sri; Above: Kannada legend - Vira
SpongeBobNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordiae Aeternae - No.13 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE / draped bust right (Hill: Ei)
Rev.: CONCORDIA - AETERNAE / Plautilla and Caracalla standing facing each other, clasping hands
3,26 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 361, Coh. 10, Hill 575A
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Propago Imperi - No.22 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE / draped bust right (Hill: Ei)
Rev.: PROPAGO IMPERI / Plautilla and Caracalla standing facing each other, clasping hands.
3,11 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 362, Coh. 21, Hill 575B
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordia - No.41 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE / draped bust right (Hill: Eii)
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGG / Concordia standing left with patera and sceptre
3,20 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 359, Coh. 2, Hill 582
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordia - No.51 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Eii)
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGG / Concordia standing left with patera and sceptre
3,32 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 363a, Coh. 1, Hill 583
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Concordia - No.73 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Eii Var.)
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGG / Concordia standing left with patera and sceptre
2,91 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 363a, Coh. 1, Hill 585

Ex. Collection Prof. J.E.Seaver, Kansas
nummis durensisNov 23, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 128 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (C in left field)4 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SPES AVG, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (C in left field) Emission 9, Officina 3. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 700. Bastien 404. RIC 128 Bust type F
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 23, 2014
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125 - Aurelian - RIC 357 Bust Type F3 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARS INVICTVS, Mars, naked, holding spear, standing right receiving globe from Sol, standing left holding whip in left hand
Minted in Cyzicus mint, 10th emission, officina 3; start to mid 275 CE. (G // XXI).
Reference:– RIC 357 Bust Type F. La Venera 10718. Estiot RIC temp #3076, citing 12 examples.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 23, 2014
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Elagabalus, AE26, Markianopolis, AMNG I 8563 viewsAE26
Obv:- AVT K M AVP ANTW(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev:– VΠ Ι(ΟV)Λ ANT CEΛΕVK(OV) Μ(ΑΡ)ΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Homonoia standing left, holding patera & cornucopia
Minted in Markianopolis, under Julius Antoninus Seleucus
Reference:– AMNG I page 259, 856. Not in Varbanov (engl.). Hristova(Jekov) (2014) No. 6.26.36.25 (same dies). Not in Pfeiffer 2013

Iulius Antonius Seleucus was legatus Augusti pro praetore governor of the province and supreme commander of the Roman legions.
maridvnvmNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #117 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-IIII-COS-P-P, Maximinus standing left, right hand raised, holding spear in left; two standards behind to the left, one right.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29-30mm, weight: 19,40g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-40, p-, C-71, BMC 221,
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 058, Rome, AE-Sestertius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #117 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 058, Rome, AE-Sestertius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with olive branch.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-31mm, weight: 15,68g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-58, p-, C-34, BMCRE 7,
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 043, Rome, AE-Sestertius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #119 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 043, Rome, AE-Sestertius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, standard in each hand.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5mm, weight: 19,2g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-44, p-, C-13, BMC 263,
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 064, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #116 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 064, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: -/-//SC, diameter: 28-32mm, weight: 19,03g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-64, p-, C-88, BMCRE 100,
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #217 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #2
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 29-30,5mm, weight: 24,15g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-85, p-, C-92
Q-002
quadransNov 23, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 090, Rome, AE-Sestertius, VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory standing left, #118 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 090, Rome, AE-Sestertius, VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory standing left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- VICTORIA-GERMANICA, Victory standing left with wreath and palm, captive seated before.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29-30mm, weight: 18,08g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-90, p-, C-109, BMC-191,
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2014
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7 viewsTemnos, Aeolis
AR tetradrachm (38mm, 16.86g)
c. 188-170 BC
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms above knee, oinochoe beneath vine tendril at feet
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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5 viewsThourioi, Lucania
AR nomos (20mm, 7.85g)
c. 350-330 BC

O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla; Φ on neckguard

R: ΘOΥΡIΩN, Bull butting right; ΘE above, two tunny-fish in exergue

SNG ANS 1078, SNG München 1199
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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AR Diobol13 viewsTaras, Calabria
302-228 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.05g, 10h)
O: Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; club above amphora to left, ΕΥP between legs.
Vlasto 1438; Cote 597; SNG Cop 1004; HN Italy 1062;
Very Scarce
From the Frank James collection. ex Roma Numismatics

Facing heads do not occur often on Tarentine coinage, and the Athena with triple-crested helmet motif has always captivated me. so i am very happy to add this scarce type to my collection.
1 commentsEnodiaNov 23, 2014
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6 viewsCorinth, Corinthia
AR stater (20mm, 8.31g)
c. 375-300 BC

O: Pegasos flying left

R: Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet; Δ–I across field; to right, Zeus seated right, hurling thunderbolt

Pegasi 450; BCD Corinth 131
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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Kings of Macedon - Perdikkas II2 views451-413 B.C.
Silver Heavy Tetrobol
2.16 gm, 15.5 mm
Obv: Horseman prancing right, wearing kausia (or petasos) and chalmys, and holding two spears; border of dots surrounding.
Rev: Forepart of lion right within incuse square; kerykeion (caduceus) above.
Sear 1491
BMC Macedonia p.161, 24;
BMC Reg. No. 1949,0411.263 (same dies?)
[SNG ANS 56]
[Raymond 203]
JaimelaiNov 23, 2014
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9 viewsTaras, Calabria
AR Didrachm
c. 330-302 BCE (Period V)

O: Naked warrior in crested helmet riding horse right, spearing downward with right hand, shield and two extra spears in left; ΔΑΙ below.

R: Naked ephebe riding dolphin left, holding trident over right shoulder, shield decorated with hippocamp in left; ΦΙ to left, ΤΑΡΑΣ to right, murex shell below.

Vlasto 594; Cote 239; Evans V, B5; Fischer-Bossert 1022a; HN Italy 935; SNG ANS 991.
2 commentsSalaethusNov 23, 2014
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9 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Philip III Arrhidaeus, 323-317 BC
AR tetradrachm (27mm, 17.10g)
Babylon mint, 323-317 BC

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M before, ΛΥ below throne

Price 181
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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9 viewsKings of Thrace. Lysimachos (305-281 BC)
AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.590g)
Lysimachia mint, struck c. 297-281 BC

O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon

R: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left; lion's head in exergue.

cf. Thompson 13 (monogram to outer left)
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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9 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.10g)
Early to mid 4th century BC

O: Obv: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair floating freely, [ΓΕΥ] on ampyx, head flanked by dolphins; dentate border.

R: ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ in exergue, horse with bucranium brand crouching right, foreleg raised, tail lowered, AΙ in small letters below its belly.

Lorber, Early, 16.1(c)
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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7 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
In the name of Alexander III
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram below throne

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
SalaethusNov 23, 2014
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SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Æ Litra 4 views21 mm , 8,7 g circa 295 BC.
SWTEIRA, head of Artemis Soteria right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder / AGAQOKLEOS BASILEOS, winged thunderbolt.
2 commentsAntonivs ProttiNov 23, 2014
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AR Didrachm10 viewsTaras, Calabria
380-345 BC (Period III - The Age of Archytas)
AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.37g, 11h)
O: Naked youth crowning horse standing right; kerykeion before, Λ below, all within linear border.
R: Taras seated sideways on dolphin left, resting his left hand on its tail; H (signature) on body of dolphin, P below, TAPAΣ to left, all within linear border.
Vlasto 352; Evans III, A2; Cote 121v; Fischer-Bossert 442 d
Sear 341v
Rare
From the Frank James Collection; ex Forvm Ancient Coins; ex Roma Numismatics.

A noted general, inventor, mathematician and philosopher, Archytas was a friend of Plato and likely responsible for saving the latter from death at the hands of Dionysius II of Syracuse.

While not one of the more exciting designs from the Taras mint, this coin, signed by ’HP’, is still nicely rendered and actually quite rare. Fischer-Bossert sites only 7 known examples. I do not know if this specimen is one of those.
2 commentsEnodiaNov 23, 2014
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RIC 672 viewsDenarius, 101-102
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r.
Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P
Victory standing l. by altar, holding wreath and palm.

2.97g, 18mm
klausklageNov 22, 2014
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Julius Caesar - [Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49; Kestner 3515-20; BMCRR Gaul 27-30; RBW 1557]19 viewsSilver denarius, 3.88g, 18.40mm, 90 degree, military mint traveling with Caesar, April-August 49 B.C.

Obv. - Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent, CAESAR in exergue

Rev. - Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex

An old tone with a slight rainbow highlight when presented in sunlight. Suspected graffiti in upper left reverse field forming a "X".
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Purchased from VCoins seller Ephesus Numismatics (Tom Wood) at the 2013 BRNA Dalton, GA coin show
4 commentsrenegade3220Nov 22, 2014
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Phliasia, Phlious, ca. 400-350 BC, Æ Chalkous 4 viewsBull butting left, head lowered and turned to face viewer.
Large Φ with two pellets.

HGC 5, 177; BCD Peloponnesos 129; Weber 3882 (this coin); MacIsaac Issue 2, G.

(14 mm, 1.60 g, 3h).
CNG Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX, 1, April 2014, 834574; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex- Virgil M. Brand Collection (Part 7, Sotheby’s, 25 October 1984), lot 306 (part of); ex- Sir Hermann Weber Collection, no. 3882 purchased from W.C. Thieme, Leipzig, 1888.

Provenance Notes:
Sir Hermann David Weber (1823-1918) was a German physician who had a very distinguished lifetime career in medicine in England, including that of being a doctor to the royal family. Collecting from the late 1870’s, he amassed one of the largest private collections of ancient Greek coins of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It consisted of over 8,500 coins in total. Weber purchased this humble Phlious chalkous in 1888 from the dealer W.C. Thieme, Leipzig. Spink and Son purchased the collection from the executors of Weber’s estate, with the condition that the firm undertake the publication of the collection. This was duly completed by the mid-1920’s in a four-volume work that remained a standard reference for ancient Greek coinage throughout much of the twentieth century. Spink and Son dispersed the Weber collection, from whence this coin found its way into the collection of the prominent American collector Virgil M Brand.

Virgil M. Brand (1862-1926), born into a wealthy American brewing family in Chicago, developed an interest in coin collecting in 1889 and amassed one of the greatest private collections of all time, consisting of 386,000 ancient and modern coins including 68,000 gold coins. Each coin in the collection was documented by an entry in what became a thirty-volume set of descriptive ledgers. A lifetime bachelor and somewhat eccentric character, Brand chose to live modestly in a small apartment above his brewery in Chicago, shunning ostentation and devoting his time to the pursuit of his collecting, reading and local charity. He spent over $3 million on coins during his life. The collection was housed in cigar boxes that were packed into leather satchels, hidden behind his book collection. Virgil M. Brand died intestate and amongst various probate disputes his two brothers began to sell off the most prominent pieces from the collection in the 1930’s. Eventually, Jane Brand Allen, a niece of Virgil M. Brand, inherited the remains of the collection. These coins were sold in a series of auctions conducted by Sotheby’s, Bowers and Merena and Spink and Son during the 1980’s.

By this means the coin came into the collection of BCD the pre-eminent collector of mainland Greek coins during the last half of the twentieth century. BCD disposed of the coins of the Peloponnesos from his collection in 2006 at which time this coin passed into the inventory of the Classical Numismatic Group from whom it was purchased after its listing in the first edition of the newly revived Classical Numismatic Review produced by the company in April 2014.
2 commentsn.igmaNov 22, 2014
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Augustus Antiocha ad Orontes3 viewsAR tetradrachm (26mm-14.5g)
obv. laureate head right
rev. Tyche of Antioch seated right, holding
palm branch, river-god Orontes swimming at her feet.
HGNov 22, 2014
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Claudius AE As, 41 AD; bare head left; S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm; die axis 180 degrees2 viewsThis is my first Roman coin. I acquired it about a year ago at a renaissance fair, where I spent WAY too long (never long enough!) oogling the various ancient coins this vendor had set in jewelry himself. After a half an hour discussion about the merits of various emperors, I picked out this as the piece I had to have, not only because it has Minerva on it, but because as a history buff, I very much appreciate that Claudius had a career writing history before he became emperor. Plus, the guy gave me $30 off for my lively discussion. I was told it was an As from approximately 41 AD, and using that, along with knowing it was Claudius and Minerva, I narrowed it down to "Ref Claudius AE As, RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149" (Thank you, Wild Winds!). I wear it a couple of times a week, and over the last year, I can tell the oils on my skin are wearing down the patina, but I'm quite okay with that. Minerva has been gaining detail the more I wear it, and I appreciate that. Anyways, enough of my ramblings, and my apologies for the iPhone pictures. If there's anything I've gotten wrong with the attribution, please correct me. I'm a stickler for details on everything. EvaJupiterSkiesNov 22, 2014
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RPC II 2456 Vespasianus20 viewsObv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY L ENAT, Laureate head of Vespasian right
Rev: AYTOKPATOPOΣ TITOY KAIΣAPOΣ, Laureate head of Titus right
AE/Drachm (33.84 mm 18.35g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 76-77 A.D.
RPC 2456, Dattari 352, K&G 20.65
ex CNG Electronic Auction 338 Lo 222, CNG Electronic Auction 290 lot 307 From the R.D. Frederick Collection
FlaviusDomitianusNov 22, 2014
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Roman Empire, Maximinus18 viewsAR denarius. 236 AD. 3,28 grs. Laureate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP MAXIMINUS PIUS AVG. / Salus enthroned left, feeding serpent rising from altar. SALVS AVGVSTI.
C. 85. RSC 85. RIC 14.
benitoNov 22, 2014
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3 viewsGordian III. A.D. 238-244. AR antoninianus. Antioch, A.D. 238/9. Superb EF, spectacular portrait nicely centered on a large flan with nearly full borders and excellent metalpaul1888Nov 22, 2014
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III THE GREAT4 views336 - 323 BC
AE 15 X 16 mm; 3.72 g
O: diademed head of Apollo right
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, horse prancing right; control mark below
Macedonian mint
laneyNov 22, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #111 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MI-LITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,
Q-001
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_PAX-AVGVSTI_RIC_12,_RSC_31a,_BMC_68_Q-002_6h_19,5-20mm_3,10ga-s~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #217 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Q-002
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_SALVS-AVGVSTI_RIC_14,_RSC_85a,_BMC_99_Q-004_6h_19,5mm_3,05g-s~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #425 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #4
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-14, p-, RSC-85a, BMC-99,
Q-004
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_VICTORIA-AVG_RIC-IV-16_C-99_Rome-235-6-AD_001_Q-001_6h_20mm_3,19ga-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 016, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right, #111 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 016, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORI-A-AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exerg: , diameter: 20mm, weight: 3,19g, axis:- 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235-236 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-16, p-, C-99
Q-001
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P_RIC-IV-3_C-55_Rome-235-AD_001_Q-001_axis-6h_18-19mm_3,07g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #113 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Emperor standing front, head left, between two standards, raising right hand and holding long sceptre.
exerg: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,07g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-03, p-, C-55
Q-001
quadransNov 22, 2014
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Q.POMPONIUS MUSA2 viewsAR denarius. 56 BC. 4,03 grs. Laureate head of Apollo right. Scroll behind / Clio, the Muse of History, standing left, left elbow on pedestal, holding an open scroll. Q. POMPONI MVSA.
Crawford 410/3. RSC Pomponia 11.
I. Gault Collection. Ex A. Lynn Collection (Freeman & Sear MBS 17, 15 December 2009), lot 150.
benitoNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #319 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #3
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: (RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,) ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!!
Q-003
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_FIDES-MILITVM_RIC_7A,_RSC_7a(anc-barb-imitation-fouree)_Q-003_6h_18,5-19mm_2,66ga-s~0.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #317 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #3
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: (RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,) ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!!
Q-003
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_SALVS-AVGVSTI_RIC_14,_RSC_85a,_BMC_99_Q-004_6h_19,5mm_3,05g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #417 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #4
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-14, p-, RSC-85a, BMC-99,
Q-004
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_SALVS-AVGVSTI_RIC_14,_RSC_85a,_BMC_99_Q-003_6h_19,5-20,5mm_2,98g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #317 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #3
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-14, p-, RSC-85a, BMC-99,
Q-003
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_PAX-AVGVSTI_RIC_12,_RSC_31a,_BMC_68_Q-005_1h_19mm_3,60ga-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #519 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #5
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-A-VGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Q-005
quadransNov 22, 2014
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Abbasid Governors, Transoxiana: Hamza (ca. 770s-790) Cast AE Fals, Kharashket (Nastich p. 48, fig. 45)5 viewsOne of 12 known specimens from a find reportedly centered on Kanka / Kharashket near Tashkent in modern Uzbekistan. All of them are were crudely cast and hence attribution is based on known information. The only publication that mentions these coins is Nastich.

Obv: In margin, لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول; within center circle, الله (There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah)
Rev: In margin, بسم الله كما أمر به معبد الا أمير; within central circle, حمزة (In the name of Allah from that ordered by the amir Hamza); outer circle.

The full name of Hamza is not known with certainty but Nastich believes the most likely candidate is Hamza b. 'Amr who is cited on a fals of Samarqand dated AH 153. A less likely possibility is Hamza b. Malik (fl. c. AH 176-177).

Reference

Nastich, Vladimir N., A Survey of the Abbasid Copper Coinage of Transoxiana, Nastich, 2012
Nastich, Vladimir N., Early Islamic Copper Coinage of Transoxiana - A Generic Survey Focused on Newly Discovered Coin Types, 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, 2012
SpongeBobNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #421 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #4
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-A-VGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-21mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Q-004
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_FIDES-MILITVM_RIC_7A,_RSC_7a(anc-barb-imitation-fouree)_Q-003_6h_18,5-19mm_2,66ga-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #322 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!! #3
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: (RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,) ancient barbar imitation, fouree !!!
Q-003
1 commentsquadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P_RIC-IV-3_C-55_Rome-235-AD_002_Q-002_7h_18,5-19mm_2,83g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #216 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Emperor standing front, head left, between two standards, raising right hand and holding long sceptre.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 2,83g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-03, p-, C-55
Q-002
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_FIDES-MILITVM_RIC_7A,_RSC_7a,_Q-002_7h_19,5-20,5mm_2,55g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #218 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,
Q-002
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_LIBERALITAS-AVG_RIC_10,_RSC_19,_BMC_45_Q-001_5h_18,5-19,5mm_2,09g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 010, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #118 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 010, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae..
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-10, p-, RSC-19, BMC-45,
Q-001
quadransNov 22, 2014
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_SALVS-AVGVSTI_RIC_14,_RSC_85a,_BMC_99_Q-002_5h_19,5mm_3,15g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #217 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-14, p-, RSC-85a, BMC-99,
Q-002
quadransNov 22, 2014
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VOLUSIAN5 viewsAR antoninianus. 251-252 AD. 4,52 grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG / Juno seated slightly left within distyle temple. IVNONI MARTIALI.
RIC 172. RSC 43.
1 commentsbenitoNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #319 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #3
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
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quadransNov 22, 2014
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Trajan RIC 100; Woytek 277b5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 107-108 AD. (3,36g; 18mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: DANVVIVS, the Danube reclining on rocks, right hand on prow of ship, reeds over arm.
Woytek 277b; RIC 100; RSC 136

Ex: Pecunem; Solidus Numismatik
PaddyNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 013, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia satanding left, #213 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 013, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia satanding left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, early portrait resembling Severus Alexander.
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG , Providentia standing left, with cornucopiae and wand pointed at globe at foot.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 235-236 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-13, p-141,
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quadransNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #217 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
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quadransNov 22, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #113 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-21mm, weight: 2,12g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-14, p-, RSC-85a, BMC-99,
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quadransNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II AE Half Tetarteron S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.62 viewsOBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16.81

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm

SimonNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II Metropolitan Tetarteron S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.12 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

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

Size 20.14mm

Weight 4.5.gm

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

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm

Nice example, even with the pitting.
SimonNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II Metropolitan Tetarteron S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.21 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

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

Size 17.71mm

Weight 4.2gm

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

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm

Beautiful unique coin design that no other emperor duplicated.
SimonNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II AE Tetarteron S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.31 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 4.1gm

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

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm
SimonNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II AE Half Tetarteron S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.51 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.38

Weight 1.7mm

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

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
SimonNov 22, 2014
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JOHN II AE Half Tetarteron S-1954V DOC NL CLBC NL1 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 19mm

Weight 2.6 gm

Several examples of this coin have been identified, the only variation is the l. hand is raised much higher than normal. However it is of mixed consensus to this being a new variation.
SimonNov 22, 2014
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Bronze quadrans, 81-161 AD, obv diademed and draped bust of Venus, rev dov stand right, S-C flanking across field1 viewsMy first auction win! I'm very much all about deity, and am definitely planning to collect for the Greek and Roman deities if I can. Some near and dear to my heart, from preliminary scanning, I think will be hard to find (Hephaestus/Vulcan, I'm looking at you beautiful), but I'm happily determined. As to this particular coin, I cannot be happier to be starting out with Venus as my first coin, and first forum coin to boot!EvaJupiterSkiesNov 22, 2014
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Bronze coin, 3.024g, 18.1mm, 0 degrees, unattributed2 viewsMy first forum purchase. This coin, for whatever reason, I find pleasing. Pretty sure it's Constantius II, with a Fel Temp Reparatio, soldier spearing fallen horseman reverse. Now if I can nail down a mint, I will be very pleased. Might have to wait till it actually gets here to see if I can make out anything for that. EvaJupiterSkiesNov 22, 2014
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MAXIMIANUS AE Post Reform Radiate RIC 36b, VOTA1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, radiate bust right
REVERSE: / VOT dot XX S in three lines within laurel wreath
2.33 g, 19.50 mm

Struck at Ticinum, 299 AD
LegatusNov 22, 2014
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GRATIAN AE2 RIC IX 20a, S, REPARATIO REIPVB2 viewsOBVERSE: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left. Mintmark SCON
5.7 grs. 23 mm

Struck at Arles 379-83 AD
LegatusNov 22, 2014
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Thracia, Tomis, in the name of Lysimachos, AMNG I/2, 24805 viewsLysimachos, kingdom of Thracia
AV - Stater, 8.30g, 20mm, 0°
Tomis, 44-42 BC
obv. head of deified Alexander r., diademed and with horn of Ammon, behind dot and
monogram(?)
rev. BASILEW[S] l., LYSIMAXOY r.
in between Athena Nikophoros sitting l., in extended r. hand holding Nike, crowning the
name of the ruler, l. elbow leaning on shield, spear leaning behind, QEM in l. field,
TO in field below throne; under throne trident to l., dolphin above and below
ref. AMNG I/2, 2480, pl. XXI,6 (crude style, portrait is reminiscent of Pharnakes II); SNG Copenhagen 1091; De
Callatay p.141 (D4/R1); Müller 273
EF, mint state
pedigree:
ex Harlan J.Berk

Imitation of a gold stater of Lysimachos (323-281 BC), struck to pay the Thracian mercenaries of Brutus, the assassin of Julius Caesar, for his campaign against Octavian and Marcus Antonius. The style more crude than the original. There is an alternative interpretation: Issued under Mithridates VI, 88-87 BC.
JochenNov 21, 2014
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Mysia, Parium. c.350 - 300 B.C. AR Hemidrachm. 1 viewsObv. Gorgoneion
Rev, Bull standing left, looking back; above, monogram; below, P I and vine-leaf.
12,5mm.,2.04g.
Antonivs ProttiNov 21, 2014
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Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus 3 viewsAR denarius. 75 BC. 3,95 grs. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; pileus and MAXSVMVS behind / Roma, holding staff and sword, foot on wolf's head, and Venus, holding staff, standing facing; Cupid alighting on the shoulder of Venus; rudder standing on prow on either side, K to left, CN. N to right.
C EGNATIVS CN F below.
Crawford 391/3. RSC Egnatia 3.
benitoNov 21, 2014
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ANONYMOUS4 viewsAR denarius. Uncertain mint. Staff and feather series.206-200 BC. 3,61 grs. 7 h. Helmeted head of Roma right,curl on left shoulder.. Staff before,mark of value (X) behind / The Dioscuri riding right,feather below. In exergue ROMA.
Craw. 130/1a. RSC 20 ee.
Romanumismatic E-sale 8.Lot 494. Ex A.McCabe collection. Ex RBW collection (Spinks)
benitoNov 21, 2014
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Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) Struck 164 - 169 C.E.4 viewsObverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB. Draped bust right.
Reverse - PIETAS. Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left. SC in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows an inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
1 commentsNORMAN KNov 21, 2014
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Faustina II, RIC 669 Rome. Wife of Marcus Aurelius3 viewsFaustina jr. Silver Denarius.
Obverse - FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right, hair bound with fillet about forehead.
Reverse - CERES - Crese standard left chest, holding corn ears and short torch.
17-18 mm diam., 2.6 g
NORMAN KNov 21, 2014
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Faustina Junior, Trajanopolis AE 201 viewsTrajanopolis. Faustina II AE20. FAVCTEINA CEBAC, draped bust right / TPAIANOPOLEITWN, veiled figure of Hera standing left, holding patera & sceptre, altar at her feet.
Moushmov 5003, 21 mm diam., 8.0 g
NORMAN KNov 21, 2014
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PERGAMENE KINGDOM - Philetairos (282-263 BC)8 viewsAR tetradrachm (30mm, 17.21 gm, 12 h). Pergamum, 266-263 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦIΛETAIPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding shield in right hand, left elbow resting on sphinx seated right; spear diagonally in background, ivy leaf above knee, bow to outer right, A on throne. Westermark grp. II; SNG BN 1604-5 (Eumenes I). A few light deposits and minor marks, flan flaw on jaw, otherwise sharply struck and well centered. Extremely fine.

Westermark attributed this issue to Eumenes I. However, a more recent analysis of hoard evidence has indicated that this coinage is actually struck during the lifetime of Philetairos, near the end of his reign, following the limited issue of tetradrachms bearing the portrait of Seleukos I. See A. Davesne, G. Le Rider, Gülnar II. Le trésor de Meydancikkale (Paris, 1989), pp. 334-9.
2 commentsRobertBohnNov 21, 2014
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Vespasian denarius COS VII30 viewsDenarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 76 AD.
3.41 grs and 17 mm.
Obs. : bare head of Vespasian left. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev. : Pax seated left with branch. PON MAX TR P COS VII.
RIC 853.
Rarity : R2.
A very rare coin and a very decent condition. Well centered.
6 commentslabienusNov 21, 2014
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Gela, Sicily. AE Tetras10 viewsTetras, bronze, about 420-405. AE 3.26 g.
Obv: Head of the youthful, horned head of river god Gelas r.; in field l., grain of corn.
Rev: GELAS / Bull with lowered head l., above, olive leaf, in exergue, three pellets.
2 commentsancientoneNov 21, 2014
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Argolis, Epidauros, ca. 300-250 BC, Æ Chalkous2 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right.
E within laurel wreath. HGC 5, 740; BCD Peloponnesos 1245-1248; SNG Copenhagen 120; BMC 20.

(11 mm, 1.62 g, 8h).
Gorny & Mosch 225, 15 Oct. 2014, 1495; ex- Munzen u. Medaillen AG Basel 303, Sept. 1969, 316.

One of the finest known examples of this diminutive bronze.
n.igmaNov 21, 2014
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Argolis, Epidauros ca. 250-240 BC, AR Hemidrachm 4 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left, E behind.
EΠ monogram within wreath.
HGC 5, 729; Requier Monnayage Series 3 [2], 183 (this coin) dies D1/R3; BCD Peloponnesos 1242 (same dies).

(15 mm, 1.98 g, 10h).
Gorny & Mosch 225, 15 Oct. 2014, 1494; ex- Kricheldorf 39, Feb. 1987, 62; ex-1979/80 Epidauros Hoard (CH VII, 69).

Struck on the reduced weight standard introduced around 250 BC. From the same dies as the following example (Requier 202) on which the E of the obverse has been re-cut to a Θ.
n.igmaNov 21, 2014
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Gouvernement de Vichy - 50 centimes "Francisque" de L. Bazor1 viewsAluminium, 18 mm, 0,80 g
Monnaie en frappe médaille
Av./ ETAT FRANCAIS, Francisque accostée de deux épis de blé.
Rv./ TRAVAIL FAMILLE PATRIE, 50 CENTIMES, 1942, rameaux de chêne.
Réfs : F-195.2 var.
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Quatrième République - Essai de la 100 francs Bazor1 viewsCupro-nickel, 24 mm, 5,96 g
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, buste de Marianne à droite tenant un flambeau.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 100 FRANCS, ESSAI, 1954, bouquet d'épis et de branches d'olivier.
Réfs : F-450.1
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Cinquième République - 10 francs, Génie de la Bastille2 viewsBronze-aluminium, nickel, 6,50 g
Monnaie fautée
Av./ R / F, génie ailé tenant un flambeau.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 10 F
Réfs : F-375-3
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Troisième République - 1 franc de Domard au grand 11 viewsBronze Aluminium, 23 mm, 3,98 g.
Semble être du à la fracture du coin
Av./ COMMERCE INDUSTRIE, Mercure assis à gauche.
Rv./ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE FRANCE // BON POUR 1 FRANC
Réfs : F. 218.3
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Troisième République - Essai de 5 centimes, type Merley en Maillechort0 viewsMaillechort, 2,49 g, 19,5 mm, flan à 16 pans.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1887, tête de la République à droite.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE // 5 CENTIMES A // ESSAI
Réfs : Gad. 162
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Deuxième république - 1 centime, atelier de Paris, France1 viewsBronze, 18 mm, 1,97 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République coiffée du bonnet frygien à gauche.
R/ UN CENTIME 1848
Réfs : F.-101.1
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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Louis-Philippe Roi de France (1830-1848), atelier de Lille.0 views1/4 de franc, argent, 15 mm, 1,27 g.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 1/4 FRANC 1833, dans une couronne de feuillages, nouée à la base.
Réfs : F.-166.36 (141.190 ex.).
GabalorNov 21, 2014
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ALEXIUS PB Tetarteron S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.11 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

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

Size 16.59mm

Weight 4.4 gm

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

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm
SimonNov 21, 2014
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ALEXIUS PB Tetarteron S-Unlisted DOC 42 CLBC 2.5.11 viewsOBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels( open) in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbate cross.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of a traditional type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. Cr.

Size 17.19

Weight 3.7

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

DOC lists 12 examples with weights from 3.17gm to 7.07
SimonNov 21, 2014
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.111 viewsOBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. Currently it is only the second specimen known of. The other is in the Archeology Museum of Istanbul.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerable lighter.
SimonNov 21, 2014
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ALEXIUS AE HALF Tetarteron S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.101 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

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

Size 16.67mm

Weight 2.9gm

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

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm
SimonNov 21, 2014
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Faustina II RIC 16511 viewsFaustina Junior AE Sestertius
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left holding patera & scepter. Peacock at feet.
S C in field
24 mm diam., 11 g
NORMAN KNov 20, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #131 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,
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quadransNov 20, 2014
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #131 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-A-VGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Q-001
quadransNov 20, 2014
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BCC MA132 viewsBronze Handle
Late Hellenistic or Roman
Zoomorphic cast bronze
handle in the form of a lion
or gryphon paw.
Length: 5.15cm. wt: 12.89gm.
v-dromeNov 20, 2014
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Henri V Prétendant (1820-1883), essai du 1/2 franc.0 viewsEssai, argent, 18 mm, 2,42 g.
A/ HENRI V ROI DE FRANCE, buste d'Henri V à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné entre deux branches de laurier, 1/2 F, 1833.
Tranche lisse
Réfs : Gadoury 404
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Premier Empire, calendrier Révolutionnaire Napoléon Empereur, quart de franc, AN 13, Paris.3 viewsArgent, 15 mm, 1,24 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REP. FRA. AN 13 A, dans une couronne de branche d'olivier, QUART.
Réfs : F. 158.8 (128.363 ex.)
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Premier Empire, Napoléon Empereur, essai du quart de franc à la lampe par Gengembre, AN XII, Paris.0 viewsBronze, 15 mm, 1,38 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon à droite.
R/ PROCEDE DE PH. GENGEMBRE // .XII. Lampe antique.
Réfs : Gad. 345.
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Directoire, 5 centimes petit module de Dupré AN 4 A, France.1 viewsCuivre, 23 mm, 5,15 g.
Atelier de Paris
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ 5 CENTIMES // L'AN 4 A.
Réfs : F.113.1
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Consulat, essai de Pierre-Joseph Lorthior (1733-1813) du 2 décimes, AN 8, Paris.0 viewsBillon, 20 mm, 2,40 g
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, buste de Minerve casqué à gauche.
R/ En trois lignes, 2 // DECIMES // L'AN 8, corne d'abondance et caducée entrecroisés, au-dessous A.
Réfs : Brandon 80
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Louis XVI//Constitution (1791-1793), atelier de Toulouse, France.0 views15 sols, argent, 4,98 g, 22 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1791, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ REGNE DE LA LOI // 15 SOLS // L'AN 3 DE LA LIBERTE, génie gravant la Constitution.
Point sous le U de LOUIS pour le second semestre.
M au revers pour l'atelier de Toulouse
Réfs : Révolution, R. 40-13
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788), pour l'atelier de Paris0 viewsLouis d'or à la tête nue, or, 7,65 g.
Lettre A sous les écus pour Paris, 1er semestre.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ CHRS REGN VINC IMPER 1786
Réfs : Droulers 615 (4 081 749 ex.)
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier de Montpellier0 viewsLiard à la vieille tête, cuivre, 2,93 g.
Lettre N sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Montpellier.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1769
Réfs : Droulers 608 (atelier absent pour cette date)
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Ardennes, Principauté d'Arches-Charleville, Charles II de Gonzagues (1637-1659)0 viewsDenier tournois, cuivre, 1,41 g
Av./ CHARLES II D DE MAN, tête à droite.
Rv./ + DENIER TOVRNOIS 1653, A sous deux lis
Réfs : CGKL 638,2a1
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.0 viewsDenier tournois, cuivre, 1,45 g
Av./ GAST PATR R VSFR PR DOM A, buste drapé à droite.
Rv./ + DENIER TOVRNOIS 1649
Réfs : CGKL 756B
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,89 g
Av./ + GASTON VSV D LA SOV DOM G, buste drapé à droite.
Rv./ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1642, trois lis sous un lambel.
Réfs : CGKL 752a3
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Comtat Venaissin, Avignon, Urbain VIII (1623-1644), Avignon.1 viewsDouble tournois
Cuivre, 2 g
Av./ VRBANVS VIII PONT MAX, tête du Pape à droite.
Rv./ ANT CAR BAR LE AVE 1640
Réfs : CGKL 770e2
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) pour l'atelier de Paris0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3 g.
Lettre A sous le buste pour Paris.
A/ HENRI IIII R DE FRAN ET NAV, buste d'Henri IIII à droite.
R/ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1604
Réfs : CGKL 222a2
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Henri III de Navarre, II de Béarn (1572-1589) Royaume de Navarre et seigneurie de Béarn, France.0 viewsDemi teston, argent, 4,51 g.
A/ HENRICVS II D G REX NAVARRE, buste à droite.
R/ GRATIA DEI SVM QVD SVM 1575, écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de Navarre, au 2 de Béarn, au 3 de Bourbon, accosté de deux H couronnés.
Réfs : PA 3473
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) pour l'atelier de Poitiers.1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,66 g.
Lettre G sous le buste pour Poitiers.
A/ HENRI III R D FR ET POL, buste d'Henri III à droite.
R/ +DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1586
Réfs : CGKL 96e1
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) pour l'atelier d' Aix en Provence.0 viewsDouzain aux deux H, 1er type, argent (billon), 2,16 g.
& sous la pointe de l'écu pour l'atelier d'Aix.
A/ HENRICVS III D G FRAN ET POL REX, écu de France couronné, accosté de deux H.
R/ SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICT 1577, croix cantonnée de quatre couronnes.
Réfs : Sb 4398 (310.284 ex.).
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Louis XII Roi de France (1498-1514), Pour Amiens.1 viewsEcu d'or au porc-épic, 3,33 g
Point sous la 17ème lettre, atelier d'Amiens.
A/ + LVDOVICVS DEI GRA FRANCORVM REX C, écu de France couronné, soutenu par deux porcs-épics.
R/ + XPS VINCIT XPS REGNAT XPS IMPERAT, croix cantonnée de deux L et de deux porcs-épics.
Réfs : Duplessy 655.
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Bretagne, duché, François II (1458-1488) atelier de Nantes.0 viewsGros à l'écu, argent, 3,53 g
A/ + FRANCISCVS BRITORVM DVX N, écu à six mouchetures d'hermines.
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM, croix feuillue, cantonnée de quatre points, avec N en coeur.
Réfs : Boudeau 135 ; Poey d'Avant 1271
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Lorraine, cité de Metz, vers 1450, France.0 viewsGros, argent, 2,82 g.
A/ S STEPh P PROTO M, St Etienne à genoux à gauche, accosté de deux écussons messins.
R/ GRO / SSV / S M / ETE // BNDICTV SIT NOME DNI NRI IhV XPI, croix coupant la première légende, cantonnée d'étoiles.
Réfs : Boudeau 1659.
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Bourgogne, duché, Jean sans Peur (1404-1419), Auxonne, France.0 viewsGrand blanc, argent, 2,78 g.
A/ + IOHANES DVX BVRGVNDIE, écu aux armes de Bourgogne.
R/ + SIT NOME DNI BENEDICTV, croix cantonnée de lis et de lions.
Réfs : Poey d'Avant 5723 ; Boudeau 1224.
GabalorNov 20, 2014
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Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - early 141, wife of Antoninus Pius4 viewsCopper as, RIC III 1163(a), Van Meter 27/1, Cohen 42, SRCV II 4635, aVF, Rome mint, 12g, 27.6mm, 180°, 141 A.D.;
Obverse: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair piled on top
Reverse: AETERNITAS S C, Providentia standing left holding globe and scepter
NORMAN KNov 20, 2014
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Julia Domna (194 - 217 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: VENUS FELIX (Venus the Fortunate), Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple in right hand and drawing drapery from shoulder.
Rome Mint, 196 - 211 A.D.
3.4g
18mm
RIC IV 580, BMCRE V 85, RSC III 198
4 commentsMatNov 20, 2014
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-287, D-379, Alexandria, LΓ, Isis bust right,28 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-287, D-379, Alexandria, LΓ, Isis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LΓ, Isis bust right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 70-71 A.D., ref: Geissen-287, Dattari-379, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.29-p-69, RPC-2430, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 20, 2014
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-278, D-365, Alexandria, PΩMH, Roma standing left,29 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-278, D-365, Alexandria, PΩMH, Roma standing left,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right, LB before.
revers:- PΩMH, Roma standing left, holding spear and shield.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LB) 2 = 69-70 A.D., ref: Geissen-278, Dattari-365, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.15-p-68, RPC-2413, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS Tetarteron S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.91 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21.40

Weight 4.9

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm

This example appears much larger and heavier than anything else listed.
SimonNov 20, 2014
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-287, D-379, Alexandria, LΓ, Isis bust right,32 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-287, D-379, Alexandria, LΓ, Isis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LΓ, Isis bust right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 70-71 A.D., ref: Geissen-287, Dattari-379, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.29-p-69, RPC-2430, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 20, 2014
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-278, D-365, Alexandria, PΩMH, Roma standing left,28 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-278, D-365, Alexandria, PΩMH, Roma standing left,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right, LB before.
revers:- PΩMH, Roma standing left, holding spear and shield.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LB) 2 = 69-70 A.D., ref: Geissen-278, Dattari-365, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.15-p-68, RPC-2413, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS AE Half Tetarteron S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.82 viewsOBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.
REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.81mm

Weight 2.0gm
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm
SimonNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.71 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.
REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.
Size 18/21mm
Weight3.3gn

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm
I have another example in my collection that has a weight of 6.2 gm and 25mm
SimonNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.61 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.75

Weight 3.6mm

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

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m
This coin has been clearly overstruck over an earlier follis. DOC also notes 3 out the five examples are also overstruck. I believe this issue was created quickly when a shortage of the new coinage occurred. It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue.






SimonNov 20, 2014
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Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius, died 141 CE RIC 11242 views AE-As. Rome mint 25.8 mm diam. 11.4 g
Faustina, AE sestertius, posthumous, after 141 AD.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Reverse: AVGVSTA, S-C, Vesta, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding Palladium and sceptre. RIC 1124.
NORMAN KNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.51 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 4.2

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

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

My example has more detail than normally seen, most of these coins have no faces recognizable on either side.
SimonNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 1 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.
REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size17.02

Weight 4.6

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

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm. My example is running heavy at 4.6gm
SimonNov 20, 2014
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Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 180 AD9 viewsObv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, laureate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius facing right, seen from behind.

Rev: IMP VI COS III, German captive seated right at foot of trophy of captured arms, two swords at his feet.

Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, Dec. 173 - June 174 AD

3.2 grams, 19.4 mm, 0°

RIC III 291, RSC 298a
2 commentsSPQR MattNov 20, 2014
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Amisos, Pontos4 viewsObv: Aegis with facing head of Gorgon in center.

Rev: AMI−ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm frond across shoulders behind, monograms lower right.

Bronze AE 22, Amisos Mint, c. 85 - 65 BC

7.2 grams, 21.1 mm, 0°

GCV 3642, SNG Stancomb 688 ff
SPQR MattNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.31 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 16.6mm

Weight 3.0 gm

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

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
SimonNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.21 viewsBust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

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

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

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

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

This is a difficult coin to obtain, I have only seen two in the last 15 years
SimonNov 20, 2014
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Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt3 viewsBB71185. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4774, Curtis 1976, Geissen 3217, SNG Cop 979, BMC Alexandria 2494 var (obverse legend), Emmett 4045, F, Alexandria mint, weight 7.885g, maximum diameter 20.5mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 285 - 28 Aug 286 A.D.; obverse A K Γ OYAΛ ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Eirene standing left, olive-branch in right hand, long transverse scepter in left, L - B (year 2) flanking across field; SOLD

NORMAN KNov 20, 2014
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Sabina RIC II 1023 Rome, Wife of Hadrian5 viewsSabina, AE Dupondius. Rome mint. 12.65 gr. before 137 CE. Struck 128 CE.
Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust right wearing tiara.
Reverse: Ceresm seated left on basket, holding grain-ears and torch. S C in exergue,
26 mm diam. RIC II 1023 (Hadrian); BMCRE 1900 (Hadrian); Hill 362, Cohen 70.
NORMAN KNov 20, 2014
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.11 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18mm
Weight 3.8gm

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

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
SimonNov 20, 2014
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S.856 Aethelred I (Hnifula)3 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Hnifula
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Abramson 84-10
O: +EDILRED
R: +HNIFVLA
Motif: 1/1a

Hnifula is the rarest of Aethelred's five/six moneyers (depending on whether one considers Eanbald a moneyer or the Archbishop).

The name Hnifula is a little obscure in its origin; it certainly is not a common Anglo-Saxon name. It sounds similar to Hunlaf, a later moneyer, but is probably not the same individual. The name might be related to the Old English word 'hnifol', a word that means forehead.

There are two coins of Hnifula documented in the EMC, a third in the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg (SCBI 50: 35), and a fourth in the British Museum, from the Hexham hoard (BMC 429). This example is not one of those four. It is from the same dies as BMC 429.

Ex- A.G.&S. Gillis
NapNov 20, 2014
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Ptolemy III - AE 5/2 obol5 viewsAlexandria
246-235 BC
laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right
eagle with spread wings standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia on shoulder
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
Λ
Svoronos 1167, SEAR 8025
31,01g
ex Gitbud & Naumann
1 commentsJohny SYSELNov 20, 2014
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16 viewsKierion, Thessaly
AR trihemiobol (14mm, 1.30g)
350-325 B.C.E.

O: Laureate head of Zeus, facing right

R: KIEPIE-IΩИ, The nymph Arne kneeling right, head left, playing with astragaloi; Φ to right

BCD Thessaly II 104.1 (same dies); Pozzi 2727 (same dies)

1 commentsSalaethusNov 19, 2014
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Livia and Augustus, Colonial Romula (Seville) Minted by Tiberus2 viewsAugustus and Livia, minted by Tiberius, 14 Aug 19 - 16 Mar 37 A.D.
This coin associates Livia with globe and crescent symbols and refers to her as Augusta Genetrix Orbis, Sacred Mother of the World. This extraordinary title was never official and is not used on any other coin type for any empress.
5474. Orichalcum dupondius, RPC I 73, Alverez Burgos 1587, aF, Colonia Romula mint, 25.1g, 33.4mm, 180°, obverse PERM DIVI AVG COL ROM, Augustus radiate head right, star above, thunderbolt right; reverse IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS, Livia head left on globe, crescent above;
NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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Urbain V (1362-1370), monnaie frappé à Rome, Italie0 viewsBolognino, argent, 1,20 g.
A/ V R B PP QNTS, buste d'Urbain V de face.
R/ + S PET EPAL, U R B I dans le champ.
Réfs : A. G. Berman 199
Urbain V est natif de mon département, d'où cette monnaie dans ma collection.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Comtat Venaissin, Avignon, Urbain V (1362-1370), France.1 viewsFlorin, or, 3,47 g
A/ + S IOHANNES B, Saint Jean-Baptiste debout de face tenant un sceptre.
R/ SANT PETRII, grand lis dans le champ.
Réfs : A. G. Berman 201
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Comté de Provence, Robert d'Anjou (1309-1343),France.0 viewsSol coronat, argent, 2,14 g, frappé vers 1339 en Avignon ou St Rémy
A/ + R IE R ET SICIL REX, couronne dans le champ.
R/ COM / ESP / VIN / CIE, croix cantonnée de lis coupant la légende.
Réfs : Boudeau 833 ; Poey d'Avant 3988.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Languedoc - Comté de Rodez, Henri II (1274-1304), France.1 viewsDenier, argent, 0,79 g.
A/ + HENR' COMES, croix cantonnée d'un anneau pointé en 2.
R/ + RODES CIVIS, + D A S dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L340 (légende du centre inversée).
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Evêché de Viviers, anonyme (fin XIIème - fin XIIIème), France.0 viewsPetit denier, argent, 0,53 g
A/ + EPISCOPVS, crosse dans le champ.
R/ VI VA RII, croix coupant la légende au bas.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, type L550 (cette monnaie)
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Comté de Provence, Charles Ier d'Anjou (1246-1285),France.0 viewsObole, argent, 0,50 g, Avignon.
A/ + K I SICIL REX, couronne dans le champ.
R/ + COM PVINCI, croix.
Réfs : Poey d'Avant 3969
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Languedoc - Evéché de Cahors, monnaie anonyme, XIIe - XIIIe siècle, France.1 viewsObole, argent, 0,41 g
A/ + CIVITAS, crosse croisetée, accostée de deux croisettes et d'un Λ .
R/ + CATVRSIS, croix.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, type L100
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Laodikeia ad Mare, Syria2 viewsRP59685. Bronze AE 27, SNG Cop 345; BMC Galatia p. 253, 42, aVF, Laodicea ad Mare mint, weight 10.37g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, 114 - 115 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP NER TRAIANOC APICT KAIC CEB ΓEP ∆AK, laureate head right; reverse IOYΛIEWNTWN KAI ΛAO∆IKEWN BΞP, turreted bust of Tyche right, IOY below chin
NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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Roman Republic, C. SAX (C. Saxula?), 169 - 157 B.C.5 viewsRoman Republic, C. SAX (C. Saxula?), 169 - 157 B.C.

RR69332. Bronze as, Crawford 173/1, Sydenham 360, BMCRR Rome 642, SRCV I 698, aVF, Rome mint, weight 23.425g, maximum diameter 33.4mm, die axis 270o, 169 - 157 B.C.; obverse laureate bearded head of Janus, I (mark of value) above; reverse galley prow right, C SAX (AX ligate) above, I (mark of value) right, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection

NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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Provence - Comté de Forcalquier, Guillaume V (1209-1220)0 viewsObole, argent, 0,41 g.
Av./ + VVLIELMVS, COME au centre.
Rv./ + PROENCIE, croix
Réfs : DM 2 var.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Dauphiné, Comté d'Embrun, Bertrand II d'Embrun (1150-1208)0 viewsDenier, argent, 0,78 g.
A/ + BERTRAND', croix.
R/ + COMES EDNE, étoile à huit branches.
Réfs : Boudeau 1017 ; Poey d'Avant 4660.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Marquisat de Provence, Raimond VI (1156-1222), Raimond VII (1197-1249), France.0 viewsDenier, argent, 0,78 g.
A/ + R COMES, étoile à six branches, cantonnée d'un point en haut et en bas, sous une lunule.
R/ D V X M, croix coupant la légende.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type L219, Caron 323.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Roger II Trencavel (...-1194), Vicomte de Béziers, France.0 viewsDenier, argent, 0,63 g.
A/ + ROGVICE CO, R barré dans le champ.
R/ + BITERI CIVI, coix cantonnée d'un o en 2.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type L64 ; Poey d'Avant, type 3831.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Marquisat de Provence, Raimond V (1134-1194), France.0 viewsObole, argent, 0,38 g.
A/ + R:COMES:PALACI, croix.
R/ + DVX MARCh' PV, croissant et étoile à huit branches dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type 203 ; Poey d'Avant, type 3731.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Seigneurie d'Anduze, Sauve et Roquefeuil, monnayage anonyme des XIIème et XIIIème siècles, France.0 viewsDenier, argent, 0,70 g.
A/ + DE ANDVSIA, B dans le champ.
R/ + DE SALVE, croix nélée.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type L25 ; Poey d'Avant 3855.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Comté de Rodez, Hugues II (1135-1208), Hugues III (...-1196), France.0 viewsObole, argent, 0,41 g.
A/ + VGO COMES, croix.
R/ + RODES CIVI, +DAS dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type 327 ; Poey d'Avant, type 3881.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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Languedoc - Alphonse Ier Jourdain, Comte de Toulouse (1103-1148), France.0 viewsObole, argent, 0,51 g.
A/ +ANFOS COMES, croix cantonnée de deux crosses en 2 et 3.
R/ +TOLOSA CIVI, PAX dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L502, PA 3686.
GabalorNov 19, 2014
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AR-No.ZTR 117/N`12-C (JJ)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 143-142 B.C

AE 16.54mm (Thickness 2.44mm), weight 3.26g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and ayin (`) above, Aradian era date 117 below.
AradosNov 19, 2014
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Sear 08832 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) Countermarked follis for use in Sicily; weight: 8.86g, diameter: 29mm. Class 2 type countermarks on obverse and reverse imposed on a Class 5 Constantinopolitan follis (Sear 0810) of regnal year 20 (= 629/30 CE). Abu GalyonNov 19, 2014
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Imperial China, Eastern Zhou: State of Zhào (350-250 BC) Æ Half Jin Pointed Foot Spade (Hartill 3.145)4 viewsObv: Ci Shi Ban (Chi clan half [jin]) in early zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) characters
Rev: San (Thirteen) in early zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) characters
SpongeBobNov 19, 2014
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LYDIA, THYATEIRA3 views2nd Century BC
AE 15 mm; 4.01 g
O: laureate head of Apollo right
R: QUATEI RH NWN, above and to lower left and right of double headed ax.
Thyateira, Lydia BMC 7; Sear GCV 4743
laneyNov 19, 2014
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Theodora, Augustus 293-307 CE4 views
AE 4, posthumous issue
Obverse: FL MAX THEO DORAE AVG, laureate and draped bust right
Reverse: PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing, facing, holding a child to her breast.
Mint: Trier, struck between 337-340 CE 15 mm diam., 2.08 g
RIC VIII Trier 65
NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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TROAS, SIGEION3 viewsca 355-334 BC
AE 11 mm; 1.88 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right
R: Owl standing right, head facing; crescent to left.
Sigeion; cf. SNG Muenchen 308-310; SNG Copenhagen 495
laneyNov 19, 2014
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THRACIAN KINGDOM - Lysimachus (305-281 BC)6 viewsAR tetradrachm (27mm, 17.16 gm, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis, 286/5-282/1 BC. Head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛYΣΙΜΑΧΟY, Athena enthroned left, supporting Nike on extended right hand and resting left elbow on shield propped against throne, HP monogram in inner left field, second monogram in exergue. Thompson 248. Müller 353. Well struck from dies of excellent style in sound metal and beautifully toned. NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5.

From the Mayflower Collection. Ex NFA MBS 10 (June 1986), lot 165.
RobertBohnNov 19, 2014
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ALEXANDRIA TROAS5 views2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 16 X 18 mm; 4.57 g
O: facing bust of Apollo;
R: A−ΛE/ΞA−N, lyre, NAT monogram below, star lower right, all within wreath
Alexandria Troas; BMC Troas p. 12, 31; SNG Cop. 92
1 commentslaneyNov 19, 2014
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THRACE. Kardia c. 350-309 B.C.8 viewsTHRACE. Kardia. Ae 12.2~12.7mm. 2.43g. (Circa 350-309 BC). Obv: Lion head right. Rev: KAP-ΔIA. Barley corn within linear square. SNG Copenhagen 870.
1 commentsddwauNov 19, 2014
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Severina, Rome XXIR, RIC V1 Rome 33 viewsAE Antoninianus
Obverse: SEVERINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right, on crescent
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Severina standing right, clasping hand of Emperor, standing left.
Mintmark : digamma XXIB, 22 mm diam. 3.4 g
NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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Sinope, Paphlagonia9 views125-100 B.C.
Bronze AE21
8.30 gm, 21 mm
Obv: Bust of Artemis right wearing stephane, bow and quiver over shoulder.
Rev: ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ to either side of tripod with lebes
Sear 3712;
BMC 13, p.100, 51;
SNG Vol: IX 1524 British Museum
HGC 7, 417;
[SNG Cop 313]
2 commentsJaimelaiNov 19, 2014
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ULPIA SEVERINA AE Antoninianus RIC VI 0185 views
ULPIA SEVERINA AE Antoninianus RIC V-I-018


Severina AE Antoninianus. Cyzicus mint. 274-275 C.E.
Obverse - SEVERINA AVG, Diademed & draped bust right on crescent
Reverse - CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding two standards, mintmark XXI
21mm dia.
NORMAN KNov 19, 2014
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Pre-Kushana Yaudheya: Unknown? Six-headed Karthikeya / Shashthi Drachm (Pieper-1113var)2 viewsObv: Six-headed Karthikeya holding spear in his r. hand, his l. on his hip; Unknown circular Brahmni legend to the left
Rev: Female deity (Shashthi) standing above wavy line, ten-arched hill with nandipada on top on r., railed tree on l.

Note: The difference between Pieper-1113 is that on the Rev., the female deity is similar to Pieper-1114 as there are rays around Shashthi's head
SpongeBobNov 18, 2014
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Julia Augusta (Livia) Augustus 14-29 CE6 viewsGB71021. Bronze AE 16, Karbach Augusta 19,6; RPC I 4007; SNG BnF 1891; SNG Cop 69; SNGvA 5531 - 5532, F, Cilicia, Augusta mint, weight 3.549g, maximum diameter 15.9mm, die axis 0o, 20 - 29 A.D; obverse draped bust right; reverse capricorn left, holding globe, six-rayed star above, AYΓOYCTA/NΩN below;1 commentsNORMAN KNov 18, 2014
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Julia Augustus (Livia) Augustus 14-29 CE7 viewsGB71021. Bronze AE 16, Karbach Augusta 19,6; RPC I 4007; SNG BnF 1891; SNG Cop 69; SNGvA 5531 - 5532, F, Cilicia, Augusta mint, weight 3.549g, maximum diameter 15.9mm, die axis 0o, 20 - 29 A.D; obverse draped bust right; reverse capricorn left, holding globe, six-rayed star above, AYΓOYCTA/NΩN below;NORMAN KNov 18, 2014
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Claudius II3 viewsClaudius II
Æ Antoninianus
Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint

IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVG, Pax walking left, extending olive-branch in right hand, long transverse scepter in left, T in ex

RIC V 157, SRCV 3215, Cohen 202
Randygeki(h2)Nov 18, 2014
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Claudius II2 viewsClaudius II
Æ Antoninianus

Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 2nd officina, 2nd emission, (mid 269 – spring 270 A.D.)

Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped bust of Claudius II right
Rev: FIDES MILIT, S in ex , Fides standing left holding standards in each hand
RIC 149
Randygeki(h2)Nov 18, 2014
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Thrace, Philippopolis. Marcus Aurelius AE30. Q. Tullius Maximus Magistrate 7 viewsObv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ / bare head of Marcus Aurelius, r.
Rev: ΗΓΕ ΤΟΥΛ ΜΑZIΜΟΥ ΑΠΟΔ ΥΠΑ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙ / Zeus seated, l., holding patera and long scepter.
Magistrate Quintus Tullius Maximus, Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae.
30mm., 17.4g.
1 commentsancientoneNov 18, 2014
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B 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia, 47 viewsB 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia,
avers:-DN-IVSTI-NVS-P-AVG (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Large Chrisogram, N left E right.
exe: N/E//••, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0093, p-49,
Q-001
quadransNov 18, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2055, RIC V-I 213var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left,45 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2055, RIC V-I 213var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDI-A-AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and double cornucopiae in left hand. (Concordia1)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 3,54g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-3, off-3, date: 271 A.D., ref: T-2055 (Estiot), RIC V-I 213var,
Q-001
quadransNov 18, 2014
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Elagabalus / RIC 190.3 viewsDenarius, 218-219 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: HILARITAS AVG / Hilaritas standing, holding wreath and long palm branch; small child standing on either side.
3.13 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #190; Sear #7517.

This coin has the correct obverse legend and the correct reverse type for RIC #190. I have listed the other Hilaritas coins in this collection as varieties of RIC 190 because they are not listed separately.
CallimachusNov 18, 2014
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Nero Protocontorniate26 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Laureate head right

PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT SC
Temple of Janus with doors closed

Rome 65 AD

9.22g

SEAR 1974

Edges hammered in antiquity (1st-3rd century) to create a "proto-contorniate"

Better in Hand!


Ex-Tater's

From Numiswiki protocontorniate:

A protocontorniate is a normal, large-module bronze coin, typically a sestertius, which at some point was later altered by hammering the edges of the coin so that it could serve some other use. A common assumption is that protocontorniates functioned as game counters since the rim created through hammering could protect the designs. Andreas Alföldi believed protocontorniates to be forerunners of the contorniates of the fourth and fifth centuries. He argued that protocontorniates were New Year’s gifts and that the older coins were actually hammered in the fourth century before the contorniates proper came into being.
1 commentsJay GT4Nov 18, 2014
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Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, (200 - 80 B.C.)11 viewsAR Drachm
O: APIΣTΩN (moneyer), cow left, head turned, suckling calf right.
R: double stellate pattern within double linear square with sides curved inward.
3.2g
17.5mm
1 commentsMatNov 18, 2014
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Syria, Antioch, Philip II, Eagle6 viewsPhilippus II.
Syria, Antiochia
Billon tetradrachm
Obv.: AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠATO Δ. Eagle standing head left, holding wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA SC
Ref.: McAlee 1045, Prieur 466
Billon, 11.79g, 25.9mm
1 commentsshanxiNov 18, 2014
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RIC 292 variante6 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
3,26g
19mm
manque pour l’officine
1 commentsPYLNov 18, 2014
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Elis, Olympia, 90th Olympiad, 420 BC, AR Hemidrachm 2 viewsEagle attacking hare right.
Winged thunderbolt.

HGC 5, 428 (variant F-A) (R2); BCD Olympia 60 var. (same obverse die, reverse with F-A); BCD Olympia 331.3 (this coin); Seltman pl. VIII/15; Sear 2878 variant (F-A on reverse).
Olympia, Zeus mint.

(17 mm, 2.68 g, 9h).
Kirk Davis Catalogue 50, Fall 2006, 59; ex- BCD Collection: Leu Numismatik AG 90, 10 May 2004, 331.3.
n.igmaNov 18, 2014
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Elis, Olympia, 134th-143rd Olympiad, 244-208 BC, AR Drachm 7 viewsEagle flying right, with both wings above its body, grasping hare with talons and tearing at it with beak.
F-A either side of thunderbolt with wings below and volutes above.

Schwabacher NumChron 1939 Group III; BCD Olympia 243 (same dies); HGC 5, 509 (S); Seltman pl. VIII/34. Struck from a worn and rusty obverse die.

(18 mm, 4.73 g, 12h).
ex-Freeman & Sear.
1 commentsn.igmaNov 18, 2014
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Elis, Olympia, 113th -115th Olympiad ca. 328-320 BC, AR Hemidrachm 3 viewsHead of the nymph Olympia right.
Eagle standing right with open wings, F in right field.

BCD Olympia 336.10 (this coin) – previously unrecorded type. HGC 5, 454 - same obverse die with unrecorded reverse type (reverse variant – eagle standing left head reverted, F in left field); Seltman -.
Olympia, Hera mint.

(15 mm, 2.82 g, 6h).
ex- CNG e-Auction 144, 26 July 2006, 108; ex- CNG e-Auction 115, 25 May 2005, 66; ex- BCD collection: Leu Numismatik AG 90, 10 May 2004, 336.10 ; ex- Professor Athanasios Rhousopooulos (1823-1898) Collection.

This is a unique and unrecorded example of the last output of the Hera mint in the Olympia. Although from the same obverse die as HGC 5, 454 the reverse iconography involving a right facing eagle and right field ethnic is unrecorded by Hoover (Handbook of Greek Coinage) or Seltman (Temple Coins).
n.igmaNov 18, 2014
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6, Youroukova & Penchev-39)6 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
SpongeBobNov 17, 2014
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Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III, BMC 1593 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 19, 5.46g, 19.31mm, 330°
struck AD 242-244
obv. AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. ABGAROC - BACILEVC
bearded bust of Aelius Septimius Abgar XI. Phraates, draped and wearing Parthian tiara, diademed, r.
ref. BMC 159; SNG Copenhagen 227
about VF, dark green patina with sandy encrustations

Abgar was king of the kingdom of Osrhoene at the Upper Euphrat in Mesopotamia, situated between the Roman and the Parthian empire. The inhabitants, the Orrhoei, were relatives of the Nabataeans. Their capital city was Edessa. This name has been given to the city by Seleukos I Nikator referring to the capital of Makedonia.
JochenNov 17, 2014
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NUMIDIA4 views203-148 or 148-118 BC
Massinissa or Micipsa, Kings of Numidia
AE 27 mm 14.72 g
Obv: laureate bearded head left, within beaded border.
Rev: horse galloping left, wearing bridle and rein, pellet below.
laneyNov 17, 2014
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Julia Domna - SAECVL FELICIT in ancient bezel15 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Emesa(?)
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: SAECVL FELICIT / crescent moon and seven stars
3,58 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 629, Coh. 173

In poor condition, but a mysterious denarius timepiece in an ancient bezel.

3 commentsnummis durensisNov 17, 2014
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Phoenicia, Tyre, Trajan, Tyche, River God13 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD.
Phoenicia, Tyre
AR Tetradrachm
Dated year 18 (113/4 AD).
Obv.: AΥTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, Laureate head right; club and eagle below
Rev.: ΔHMAΡC EΞ IH ΥΠATϚ , Tyche seated right on rocks, holding grain ears and poppies, river-god Orontes swimming right below.
Ag, 23.3mm, 14.28 g
Prieur 1501.
2 commentsshanxiNov 17, 2014
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GREEK12 viewsAR drachm. Apollonia Pontica ( Thrace ). Late 5th-4th centuries BC. 2,46 grs. Facing gorgoneion / Upright anchor. A (right) and crayfish (left) flanking.
SNG Cop 454.
2 commentsbenitoNov 17, 2014
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Macedonia, Thessalonika, Julia Domna, Nike, Cabeiros9 viewsJulia Domna
Macedonia, Thessalonika
AE 26
Obv.: IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟMΝA CE, Draped bust right
Rev.: ΘΕCCAΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ, Nike advancing left, holding Cabeirus and palm.
AE, 11.02g, 26.4mm
Ref.: BMC 92
Ex Gitbud & Naumann
1 commentsshanxiNov 17, 2014
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Elis, Civic Issue, ca. 30’s BC, Æ 2 Assaria7 viewsHead of Hera wearing stephane right.
F-Eagle with wings closed standing right on thunderbolt, MY monogram to right.

BCD Peloponnesos 695 (this coin); HGC 5, 544 (this coin) (S); BCD Olympia 307-313; SNG Copenhagen (Phliasia) 429; Wroth p. 335, 6.

(24.5 mm, 13.32 g, 1h).
One of the best examples of the type known - Alan Walker in the LHS 96 catalogue noted that this coin is ‘Very well struck and of unusually good style for this normally fairly dreadful issue.’
Edward J. Waddell, June 2011; ex- BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 695; ex- B. Kritt collection - acquired from Kritt in 1987 for $1,800 per BCD note in LHS 96 catalogue.

Warren connects this issue with the presence of Marc Antony in Elis and sees the eagle standing on a thunderbolt as being a reference to the standard Ptolemaic reverse type (the eagle at Olympia never seems to grasp the thunderbolt of Zeus) and thus an allusion to Cleopatra.
n.igmaNov 17, 2014
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB19641 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
wileycNov 17, 2014
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 163, yr 261 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XXIGI (28), officina letter below B , mintmark CON.
Date: 552/3 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
30mm, 16.98g
wileycNov 17, 2014
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AE follis Justin II SB 360 yr 61 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between their heads
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to l., unusual chi rho above, regal yr G (6) to rt, CON in exergue.
Date: 570/1 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 360
25mm 14.06g
wileycNov 17, 2014
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Thessaly, Krannon, 400-344 BC, Æ Dichalkon6 viewsLaureate head of Poseidon right.
KP-A Rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing right.

Rogers 179; SNG Copenhagen 39-40; BCD Thessaly 1081.2 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II (Triton XV) 117.7 (this coin).

(17 mm, 5.28 g, 1h).
Barry P. Murphy; ex- BCD Collection: Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 117.7.
n.igmaNov 17, 2014
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Elis, Olympia, 83rd-85th Olympiads, 448-440 BC, AR Stater 6 views Eagle flying right, grasping a snake with its talons and its beak; two countermarks (crab and mule's leg).
F-A Thunderbolt with volutes and wings.

Seltman 76 (same dies AS/βς Seltman pl. III); BCD Olympia 372.1 (this coin); HGC 5, 306 (R2). Zeus Mint 448-440 BC (83rd-85th Olympiads).

(24 mm, 11.71 g, 2h).
Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid Sale 175, 7 July 2011, 144; ex- BCD Collection: Leu Numismatik AG 90, 10 May 2004, 327.1.

Although the tip of the beak of the eagle is off-flan, it remains a portrayal with a great deal of elegance. Seltman’s obverse die AS was used to strike 8 emissions – Seltman 75-82. This is the fourth known example of Seltman 76 and the only one outside a museum collection.
n.igmaNov 17, 2014
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Elis, Olympia, 97th-100th Olympiad, 392-380 BC, AR Hemidrachm 8 viewsHead of Eagle right; ΠO (Polykaon) below.
Thunderbolt with volutes above and wings below; F-A across field; all within olive wreath.

HGC 5, 433 (R2); BCD Olympia 95; Seltman, Temple pl. VIII, 20. Zeus Mint.

(15 mm, 2.58 g, 1h).
Classical Numismatic Group, August 2009; ex- BCD Collection (not in previous sales); ex- Dr. J. S. Wilkinson Collection: Malter 49, 15 November 1992, 627.
2 commentsn.igmaNov 17, 2014
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Antiochus III3 viewsAttribution to follow.John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Hadrian, Akko-Ptolemais3 viewsAttribution to follow.John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis2 viewsAttribution to follow.John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Constantine I Memorial Issue3 viewsAttribution to follow.John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Licinius I2 viewsAttribution to followJohn AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Constans4 viewsAttribution to follow.1 commentsJohn AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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VRBS ROMA Commemorative2 viewsAE3, 2.1g, 17.6mm, 12h; Siscia mint: AD 334-5
Obv.: VRBS ROMA; helmeted bust of Roma left, wearing imperial mantle.
Rev.: Romulus and Remus suckling from she-wolf, two stars above // dot ΓSIS dot
Reference: RIC VII Siscia 240 (p. 456)
John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Theodora 3 viewsAE4, 15mm, 1g, 11h; Trier mint: 337-340
Obv.: FL MAX THEO DORAE AVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev.: PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas holding child // TRS palm.
Reference: RIC VIII Trier 91 (p. 144)
John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Licinius II2 viewsAE Follis, 19mm, 3.05g, Heraclea mint: 321-4
Obv.: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in left hand over left shoulder, shield in right.
Rev.: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI; Jupiter standing left, chalmys across left shoulder, leaning on eagle-tipped scepter and holding Victory on globe with right hand; eagle with wreath to left, to right, captive / X / III // SMHB
John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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Constantius II, 317-361 AD1 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.4g, 12h; Heraclea mint: 326
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
Rev.: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; Camp-gate with two turrets, no doors; 6 stone layers; star above // SMH epsilon dot
Reference: RIC VII Heraclea 84
John AnthonyNov 17, 2014
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AE follis Constans II SB 10020 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long staff with Chi-rio on top.
Reverse: Large M, ANA above, to L. regnal yr III, with crosses above and below. NEOG to r. in exergue officina letter E.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 642/3 CE
Sear 1002 DO 62
20/25 mm 5.38gm
wileycNov 17, 2014
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 511a0 viewsObv: DN TIb CONSTANT PP AV or someother combination blundered, Crowned, cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield;
Rev: Large M between ANNO (blundered) and regnal yr (III), cross above, NIKO below (N is blundered).
Mint: Nicomedia
Yr:584/5 CE
Sb 511a
26mm, 11.46g
wileycNov 17, 2014
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Aelia Flaccilla (379 - 386 A.D.)17 viewsÆ2
O: AEL FLACCILLA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right.
R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Empress standing with hands folded on her chest. SMKr" in exergue.
Cyzicus mint
5.5g
RIC IX 24; LRBC 2567
4 commentsMatNov 16, 2014
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Folles, Class C, Attributed to Michael IV (Sear-1825)3 viewsObv: EMMA NOVHL around, IC-XC to right and left of Christ, with nimbate cross behind head, three-quarter length figure standing, raising right hand, holding book of gospels in left
Rev: IC-XC/NI-KA in the angles of a jeweled cross with dot at each end
SpongeBobNov 16, 2014
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Italy, Brescia, Federico II. di Svevia, (1186-1254 A.D.), municipality, AR-Denaro scodellato, Biaggi 412., #151 viewsItaly, Brescia, Federico II. di Svevia, (1186-1254 A.D.), municipality, AR-Denaro scodellato, Biaggi 412., #1
avers:- + FRIDERICVS, in the centre: Ω/P•R/I, in the circle.
revers:- + BRI•SIA, cross in the circle.
diameter: 16mm, weight: 0,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Brescia, Italy, municipality, mint mark: ,
date: 1186-1254 A.D., ref: Biaggi 412. ,
Q-001
quadransNov 16, 2014
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Italy, Florence ???, AR-Denarius, Biaggi ???., #155 viewsItaly, Florence ???, AR-Denarius, Biaggi ???., #1
avers:- + FLORENTINVS, cross and four dots in the circle,
revers:- + DOMINVS QVE (or SALVE), stylized flower in the circle,
diameter: 13,5-24,5mm, weight: 0,46g, axis: 9h,
mint: Florence, Italy, mint mark: ,
date: ??? A.D., ref: Biaggi ???. ,
Q-001
Maybe "issue struck during the siege of Florence in 1529-30."
quadransNov 16, 2014
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Abbasid Governors, Cilicia: Thamal al-Dulafi (ca. 923-933) AE Fals, ND, Tarsus (Album-300; SICA-2, 1633)3 viewsObv: Within double dotted circle, ثمل (Thamal)
Rev: Within double dotted circle, stylized star

References:

Stern, S. M., The Coins of Thamal and of Other Governors of Tarsus, Journal of the American Oriental Society (1960): 217-25
SpongeBobNov 16, 2014
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Philip Arab3 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rv. AEQVITAS AVG
Equity standing left, holding scales with right hand and cornucopia in left arm
RIC - Bland 15 Òvàri 8A, 4,15g , Antiochia RR
PriscusNov 16, 2014
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 012b, Rome, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #351 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 012b, Rome, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #3
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
revers:- DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding draco standard or vertical staff surmounted by ass's head.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 0h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC IV-III 12b, RSC 16,
Q-003
quadransNov 16, 2014
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Augustus As, Caetra1 viewsObverse: IMP AVG DIVI F. Bust of Augustus. Palm branch in the left field and caduceus in the right.
Reverse: Iberian shield, called caetra.
Mint: Northwestern Hispania (Lucus?). Minted around the time of the Cantabrian campaign.

Weight: 9,78 g. Diameter: 25 mm. Axis: 0º.

Reference: RPC I 4.
ManuelNov 16, 2014
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Claudius As, Minerva, Spain5 viewsObverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP. Bust of Claudius.
Reverse: Minerva wielding spear. S-C (Senatus Consulto).
Mint: Military mint in Spain.

Weight: 8,9 g. Diameter: 27 mm. Axis: 275º.

Reference: RIC I 100; Cohen 84v; BMC 149.
ManuelNov 16, 2014
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Faustina II As, Fecunditas5 viewsObverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Faustina the Younger, draped, looking right.
Reverse: FECVNDITAS. The empress standing, holding a scepter and an infant. S-C.
Mint: Rome, 161-175.

Weight: 20,5 g. Diameter: 29 mm. Axis: 0º.

Reference: RIC III 1638; BMC 905; Sear 5274.
1 commentsManuelNov 16, 2014
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P. Crepusis Denarius, 82 BC3 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo. Control symbols left and right.
Reverse: Galloping horse and knight. P·CREPVSI in exergue. Control marks (unreadable) to the left.
Mint: Rome, 82 B.C.

Weight: 3,67 g. Diameter: 17 mm. Axis: 0º.

Reference: Sear RCV 283.
1 commentsManuelNov 16, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 240, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Jupiter standing left, 52 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 240, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laurate bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-III-P-P, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; two boys at his feet, one left, one right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 2,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 210 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I-240, p-, C-540, BMCRE-25,
Q-001
quadransNov 16, 2014
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S.862 Eanred (Gadutels)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Gadutels
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED RE
R: +GADVJEIS
Motif: 1/1

The moneyer Gadutels was not known to have coined for any other monarch. It has been suggested that the names 'Aldates' and 'Gadutels' or 'Ladutels' are variants of the same name. It has also been suggested that 'Badigils' is also a variant of this name, but this is not universally accepted.

Ex- A.G.&S. Gillis
NapNov 16, 2014
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Julian VOT X MVLT XX, Siscia2 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted bust of Julian, with spear and shield, looking left.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX withing wreath.
Mint: Siscia, 362-363 AD.

Diameter: 18,5 mm. Axis: 0º.

Reference: RIC VIII 415.
ManuelNov 16, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Wihtred)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Wihtred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDILRED REX
R: +VIHTRED
Motif: 1/1

Wihtred is a less common moneyer for Aethelred II. He also minted coins for Eanred. Wihtred's reverses are occasionally known to have his name spelled out in runic letters.

Ex- York Coins, CNG Auction 90 (lot 2361 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.862 Eanred (Wilheah)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Wilheah
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED REX
R: +VILHEAH
Motif: 6/6

Wilheah was one of Eanred's early moneyers. Most of his coins are silver sceats, but some, like this one, were copper stycas. Wilheah was not known to have coined for any other monarchs.

Ex- York Coins, CNG eAuction 324 (lot 755 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.867 Redwulf (Monne)2 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Monne
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
O: +REDVLF RE (retrograde)
R: +MONNE (retrograde)
Motif: 1/3

Monne is one of the most prolific moneyers of stycas. Monne coined for Eanred, Aethelred II, Redwulf, and Osberht. Due to the considerable time period that encompasses (late 830s to early 860s), it would not be unreasonable to consider that there was more than one 'Monne,' perhaps even a father and son. The name Monne is also found in blundered form on many of the irregular stycas c.850.

Ex- UKDFD: 22280
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)1 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Pirie unlisted
Leofthegn's "Special" motif: Large 'A' in center of obverse
O: +EDELRED REX
R: +LEOFDEJN
Motif: Alpha/1b

Pirie's 'Coins of the Kingdom of Northumbria' does not specifically list this die variety, however she does recognize its existence in a footnote, stating that it is a pairing of two depicted dies, the obverse of Pirie 178-181 and the reverse of Pirie 182 and 197. Pirie also lists a styca of the same dies as this coin as being in the Charles Winn collection (and probably dating back to the Bolton Percy Hoard) but this coin does not appear to be the same specimen.

Ex- CNG eAuction 324 (lot 631), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 074, Rome, AR-Denarius, ADVENTVI AVG FELICISSIMO, Septimius on horseback right, 63 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 074, Rome, AR-Denarius, ADVENTVI AVG FELICISSIMO, Septimius on horseback right,
avers:- L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VIII, Laurate bust right.
revers:- ADVENTVI-AVG-FELICISSIMO, Septimius on horseback right, right hand extended.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-197A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-I-074, p-, RSC-6, BMCRE-V-151
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 16, 2014
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S.862 Eanred (Heardwulf)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Heardwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: EANRED REX
R: HERRDVVLF
Motif: 1/1

Heardwulf, or possibly Wulfheard, was a moneyer only for Eanred. He is not known to have coined for any other monarchs. His coins are copper stycas.

Ex- York Coins, CNG eAuction 324 (lot 755 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 203, Rome, COS-IIII, Vesta standing left, #252 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 203, Rome, COS-IIII, Vesta standing left, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-PP-TR P-XV, Laureate bearded head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and palladium.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-203-p-51, RSC-196, BMC-717,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransNov 16, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
Pirie 231, Phase II Group Ai
O: +EDELRED R
R: +LEOFDEJN
Motif: 1/6b

Ah, Leothegn, the most creative of the Northumbrian moneyers. He minted coin in great number, and was the most prolific moneyer of Aethelred II's first reign. He is not known to have coined for any other monarchs. Leofthegn is known for his "special motifs," select obverse and reverse designs that differ from the standard plain cross or group of pellets. Presumably he was given some artistic freedom by the king, which other moneyers seemed not to have. His various special designs include alpha, omega, saltire, swastika, bullseye circles, asterisk, and a remarkable design featuring a dismally drawn "hound" creature on the reverse. The hound, though not beautiful by the art standard of any generation, was nonetheless the first animal design to be found on Northumbrian coins since the time of Alchred almost a century earlier.

This coin is one of Leofthegn's more "boring" designs, featuring a bullseye of concentric circles on the reverse.

Ex- York Coins, CNG Auction 90 (lot 2361 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
Pirie 236, Phase II Group A
O: +EDELRED R
R: +LEOFDEJN
Motif: 1/6c

Leofthegn is a very common moneyer of Aethelred II, behind only Eardwulf, Monne, Eanred, and possibly Forthred in terms of number of known specimens. His use of unusual central motifs make him stand out amongst the other coiners of his time.

Ex- CNG eAuction 324 (lot 640), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.860 Eanred (Eadwine)1 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Eadwine
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
Pirie unlisted, Phase Ib
O: +EAИRED REX
R: +EADVI.ИI
Motif: 1a/1

Eadwine, or Eadvini, was one of Eanred's earlier moneyers, and his coins are usually made of good silver. Early moneyers of Eanred are somewhat more scarce than the later ones. Eadwine is not known to have coined for Eanred's predecessors or successors, but he did coin for Archbishop Eanbald II. Blundered versions of his name also appear on some irregular stycas of the later c.850 period.

This coin is unlisted in Pirie, but is struck with the same reverse die as Pirie 76-77.

Ex- CNG eAuction 324 (lot 618), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.867 Redwulf (Hwaetnoth)2 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Hwaetnoth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
Pirie 385
Abramson 4-10/22a
O:+REDVVLF REX
R: +HVAETNDD
Motif: 1/1

Hwaetnoth is a rare moneyer for Redwulf. He is not known to have struck coins for any other monarchs.

Ex- York Coins, CNG Auction 90 (lot 2360 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-044, #0751 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-044, #07
avers:- MBRE,
revers:- LADISLAVS-RE +/X, (sometimes Lines instead of a legend), cross with wedges.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,2mm, weight: 0,37g, axis:8h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-044, CHN-1-057, Huszar-049,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-007
quadransNov 16, 2014
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #0651 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #06
avers:- GEISA-REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
revers:- Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,25 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-054, CHN-1-063, Huszar-055,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-006
quadransNov 16, 2014
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AR-No.ZTR 115/N´12-C (JI)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 145-144 B.C

AE 15.63mm (Thickness 2.50mm), weight 3.11g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 115 below.
AradosNov 16, 2014
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001a Mark Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf -544/17, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,53 views001a Mark Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf -544/17, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-IV, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 7h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/17, Sydneham-1219, RSC-30,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 16, 2014
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AR-No.ZTR 111/QH12-C (JH)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 149-148 B.C

AE 15.25mm (Thickness 3.16mm), weight 3.75g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters qoph (Q) and heth (H) above, Aradian era date 111 below.
AradosNov 16, 2014
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AR-No.TPAS 22/AP1-C (JG)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 240-239 B.C

AE 17.11mm (Thickness 1.65mm), weight 3.29g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 20.
AradosNov 16, 2014
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S.862 Eanred (Daegberct)3 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Daegberct
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
Pirie unlisted, Phase Ib
O: +EANRED REX
R: +DAEGBERCT
Motif: 1/1

Daegberct was one of Eanred's earlier moneyers. His coins are scarce, and mostly a silver billon composition. This particular coin however is a copper styca, suggesting that Daegberct may have coined for some time. He is not known to have coined for Eanred's predecessors or successors.

This coin is very similar to Pirie 65-66, it looks like it was struck with the same obverse die, but the reverse is different than either of those coins.

Ex- York Coins, CNG eAuction 324 (lot 755 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.860 Eanred (Daegberct)2 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Daegberct
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
Pirie unlisted, Phase Ib
O: EANRED REX
R: DAEGBERCT
Motif: 1/1

Daegberct was one of Eanred's earlier moneyers. His coins are scarce, and mostly a silver billon composition, as is this one. He is not known to have coined for Eanred's predecessors or successors.

Ex- Roman Lode Coins
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.867 Redwulf (Cuthberht)4 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Cuthberht
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
Abramson 4-20/6
O: +REDVLF REX
R: +CVDBEREhT
Motif: 1/1

Cuthberht is a rare moneyer who only struck coins for Redwulf. His design is unusual for the lower case 'h' in the spelling of his name, one of the few lower case letters to be found on any Northumbrian inscriptions.

Ex- eBay
NapNov 16, 2014
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S.849 Alchred4 viewsSceat of Alchred, king of Northumbria 765-774
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 849
Abramson 71-15
O: +AΓCHRED
R: Fantastic animal facing right, cross below
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Alchred, or Alhred is a little known monarch of Northumbria. He was probably related, either directly or through marriage to King Eadberht, who was tonsured in 758. Alchred succeeded Aethelwald Moll, who took power after killing Eadberht's son Oswulf. According to the chronicle, he was deposed in 774 and succeeded by Aethelwald's son, Aethelred I.

Ex- Keith Chapman
NapNov 16, 2014
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AR-No.ZTR 106/NL 12-C (JF)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 154-153 B.C

AE 15.73mm (Thickness 2.81mm), weight 3.81g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 106 below.
AradosNov 16, 2014
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S.872 Hoaud? (Hwaetred)3 viewsIrregular styca in the name of "Hoaud"
Moneyer: Hwaetred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: [+HO]AVD RE
R: +HVAET[RD] (retrograde)
Motif: 1/1

A slightly chipped coin of King Hoaud, the king that most likely never was. This is an irregular styca which for many years was thought to be of an otherwise unknown king, Hoaud or Huath or some variation. The name itself does not seem to be Anglo-Saxon. Most likely this is a contemporary imitation of coins minted in the 850s, which does not, by die analysis, fit into the main body of die-linked coins of Osberht. This suggests it may have been produced elsewhere, though this may be dangerously speculative.

D.C. Axe, in his article "Dating the so-called Hoaud stycas", determines that these coins are consistent with the metallic composition of coins made in the 850s, probably during the civil war between Osberht and Aella, which ended with the attack of the Viking "Great Heathen Army," an event (probably 867) that closed the chapter on Northumbrian independence and styca coinage. There is no figure named "Hoaud" and the lettering is probably nonsensical, as are many of the coins produced at this time. However, during the 19th century, numismatists ran with the idea that 'Hoaud' was one of the kings of this early petty kingdom, and his stycas were evidence of this.

The moneyer, Hwaetred, coined for Eanred early in his reign, which was a good 40 years before this coin was produced. Hwaetred did not strike coins for any of Eanred's successors, suggesting he was no longer in the coining business by 850. Hwaetred's coins are all good silver, unlike this issue which has negligible silver content. So the moneyer was imitative, as was the obverse, making the existence of King Hoaud quite unlikely.

Still, because of the history, this issue is quite collectible. Including museum specimens, there are probably less than 20 of these coins in existence, and when they sell, as with two specimens sold through CNG, they sell for far more than other irregular stycas of the same period.

Ex- eBay
NapNov 16, 2014
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146 - Maximianus Herculius - Follis - RIC VI London 17b3 viewsObv:- IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in London, A.D. 298-300
Reference:- RIC VI London 17b
28mm, 8.3 grams
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 16, 2014
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Julia Domna - Venus Victrix / VENER VICTOR6 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Laodicea ad Mare(?) - old style
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - VICTOR / Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting elbow on column
2,97 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 633, Coh. 189, SEV-472 Emesa (Barry P. Murphy)

Not in according with Barry P. Murphy I would take this issue to "Laodicea ad Mare"
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 16, 2014
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Julia Domna - Venus Victrix / VENER VICT3 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
195 A.D.
Laodicea ad Mare(?) - old style
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - VICT / Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, sceptre in left
2,52 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 630, Coh. 188a
nummis durensisNov 16, 2014
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Julia Domna - Venus Victrix / VENERI VICTR4 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Emesa(?)
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - I - V - ICTR / Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting elbow on column
2,75 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 632, Coh. 194
nummis durensisNov 16, 2014
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Julia Domna - Venus Victrix / VENER VICT4 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 or 195 A.D.
Emesa(?)
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - VICT / Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting elbow on column
3, 08 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC -, Coh. -
nummis durensisNov 16, 2014
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AE Justinian I, SB 2160 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, or AVGS Diad., draped and cuir. bust facing right.
Reverse: Large M between stars, cross above, B officina, exergue +THEU(circle over P) +.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date: 527-567 CE
SB 216
30mm, 12.34g
wileycNov 16, 2014
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Kolophon, Ionia4 views525-500 B.C.
Silver Persic Standard Hemiobol
0.41 gm, 7 mm
Obv.: Archaic style head of Apollo left
Rev.: Rough incuse quadripartite square punch
SNG Kayhan 342;
[SNG Von Aulock 1808]
JaimelaiNov 16, 2014
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Macrinus, Wolf and Twins2 viewsAe 28mm; 12.39
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

[IMP C MOP] SEV-MA[CRINOS P AVG]
Laureate bust right

ROMAE/FEL
She-wolf suckling twins

SGI 2954; BMC 97
Robin AyersNov 16, 2014
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Philip I, Tyche2 viewsAe 28mm; 18.36g
Antioch, Syria

AYTOK KAI IOULI FILLIPPOC CEB
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

ANTIOCEWN-MHTROKOLWN
Turreted, eiled bust of Tyche of Antioch, D-E/S-C across fields, ram leaping right above

BMC 526; McAlee 990
Robin AyersNov 16, 2014
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Philip I, Tyche2 viewsAe 30mm; 14.86g
Antioch, Syria

AYTOK KAI IOULI FILLIPPOC CEB
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

ANTIOCEWN-MHTROKOLWN
Turreted, eiled bust of Tyche of Antioch, D-E/S-C across fields, ram leaping right above

BMC 526; McAlee 990
Robin AyersNov 16, 2014
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Vespasian Cyprus49 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm, 28 mm 12.94, Uncertain Cypriot mint, struck 75-76 A.D.

O: Laureate head left, AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP
R: Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short sceptre; eagle on left arm. ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV H

RPC 1801, Prieur 1561, BMC 21
4 commentsNemonaterNov 16, 2014
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Caracalla, Hadrianopolis9 viewsAe 27mm; 12.29g
Hadrianopolis

AVT K M AVR CEV-ANTWNEINOC
Laureate head right

ADRIANO-POLEITWN
naked figure of Apollo or Bonus Eventus standing left holding patera and branch, lit
altar at feet to left

Moushmov 2610; Varbanov 3614
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Antonia, Dupondius12 viewsAe Dupondius; 25-26mm; 9.25g

ANTONIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

[TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP]
S-C across fields
Claudius togate, standing left with simpulum

official? poss. RIC 92 or 104
2 commentsRobin AyersNov 15, 2014
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France, Melgueil, Bishop of Maguelonne, AR-Denarius, Rob.4336.61 viewsFrance, Melgueil, Bishop of Maguelonne, AR-Denarius, Rob.4336.
avers:-Two mitres, bar.
revers:- Four annulets.
diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 0,81g, axis:h,
mint: France, mint mark: - ,
date: XII-XIII Century, A.D., ref: B.753. Rob.4336. D.1578.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
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Julia Domna, unofficial5 viewsJulia Domna
Ar unofficial Denarius; 22mm; 2.18g

IVLIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

INDVLGENTIA AVGG
Dea Caelestis riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt & scepter; below, water gushing from rocks left

IN CARTH in exergue

Julia Domna obverse, paired with Reverse used by both Caracalla and Septimius Severus
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Caracalla, Sol Fouree9 viewsBase denarius; 18-19mm; 2.17g

ANTONINVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate, and draped bust right

RECTOR-ORBIS
Caracalla as Sol, standing front, head left, holding globe and reversed spear

imitates RIC 141; RSC 546
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Julia Domna, Venus12 viewsAr denarius; 1.98g; 17mm
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

VENER-VICT
Venus standing left holding apple in right hand and scepter in left

RIC 630; RSC 188a
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
Kolophon.jpg
Ionia_Kolophon_Tetartemorion7 viewsNumis-StudentNov 15, 2014
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Vandals_Minimus2 viewsMinimus, imitating a coin of Theodosius IINumis-StudentNov 15, 2014
miniwinzling.jpg
Kilikia_Tetartemorion9 viewsNumis-StudentNov 15, 2014
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Macedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1 40 viewsMacedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛE/N/-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1
Avers:- Helmeted head of Athena right,
Revers: - ΠΕΛΛE above and N/ -ΗΣ below, bull grazing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19-21mm, weight: 6,16g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 168-158 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 266, Moushmov 6453; BMC 76.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
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Macedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #241 viewsMacedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #2
Avers:- Helmeted head of Athena right,
Revers: - ΠΕΛΛ above and -ΗΣ below, bull grazing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 168-158 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 266, Moushmov 6453; BMC 76.,
Q-002
quadransNov 15, 2014
Thessalonikca-Macedonia_Q-050_1h_20-21,5mm_6,90g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Thessalonica, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 370, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΣ ,Two Centaurs,37 viewsMacedonia, Thessalonica, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 370, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΣ ,Two Centaurs,
avers:- Head of Janus, bearded.
revers:- Two Centaurs prancing, each holding branch, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΣ, below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20-21,5mm, weight:6,90g, axes:1h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 805, SNG Copenhagen 370, Moushmov 6633,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
Thessalonica-Macedonia_Q-002_h_22-25mm_7,29g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Thessalonica, #133 viewsMacedonia, Thessalonica, #1
avers:-,
revers:-,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:22-25mm, weight:7,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: B.C., ref: ,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-19,36 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-19,
avers:-,
revers:-,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:18-20mm, weight:9,59g, axes: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Cop-70, ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Prow right,36 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Cop-70, ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Prow right,
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus (Herakles) right.
revers:- "AMΦIΠO" above prow right, monograms to either side "Π inside ο" over S in left, "Δγ" over ?? in right, down "ΛΙΤΩΝ".
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 12,59g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: SNG Cop-70,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
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Trajan Denarius - Victory on Prow (RIC 59)11 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, c.100 CE

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANVS AVG GERM

Rev: VICTORY standing (R) on prow of ship,
holding laurel wreath and palm
P M TR P COS IIII P P

RIC 59 RSC 241
3 commentsKained but AbleNov 15, 2014
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #235 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #2
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 6,15g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
Macedon_Amphipolis_AE18-Horse-Bust_of_Poseidon_right-Horse_prancing_right_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop_64_Q-002_3h_17mm_5,24ga-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #334 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #3
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,24g, axes: 9 h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-003
quadransNov 15, 2014
Macedon_Amphipolis_AE18-Horse-Bust_of_Poseidon_right-Horse_prancing_right_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop_64_Q-003_h_17mm_g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #230 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #2
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,82g, axes:4 h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-002
quadransNov 15, 2014
Macedon_Amphipolis_AE-20_Diademed_head_of_Artemis_Tauropolis_Two_goats_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop__Sear-1394_Q-002_h_mm_g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #232 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #2
avers:- Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- Two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend AMΦIΠOLIT-ΩN, in the fields.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-21,5mm, weight: 8,02g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: Sear #1394,
Q-002
quadransNov 15, 2014
Macedon_Amphipolis_AE21-Horse-Bust_of_Poseidon_right-Horse_prancing_right_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop_64_Q-0x2_h_21mm_gx-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #130 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-21, #1
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 5,48g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
135b.jpg
Trajan Drachm - Club of Hercules8 viewsAR Drachm
Cappadocia, 112 CE

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)

Rev: CLUB of HERCULES.

More common as a didrachm. Rare to see this type as a drachm.

Syd 218 (?)
4 commentsKained but AbleNov 15, 2014
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(0360) JULIAN II (The Apostate)4 views360-363 AD
AE 17 mm max., 2.75 g
O: Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, M in left field
laneyNov 15, 2014
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Gotarzes I2 viewsdrachm, 95 - 87 BC
Sellwood 33.4
Robert L3Nov 15, 2014
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Phoenicia, Arados 144-143 B.C. AE 16mm.0 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 144-143 B.C.
Obv. Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.
Rev. Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and ayin (') above, Aradian era date 116 below.
Lee SNov 15, 2014
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Barbaric imitative of Tetricus I PAX AVG Antoninianus. C 270-273AD. AE17mm. 1 viewsBarbaric imitative of Tetricus I PAX AVG Antoninianus. C 270-273AD
Obv. Blundered legend. Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Blundered legend, Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre.
Lee SNov 15, 2014
Caracalla_-_Venus_2.jpg
Caracalla - AR antoninianus6 viewsRome
213-217 AD
radiate and draped bust right, seen half from back
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet
VENVS VICTRIX
RIC 311d, RSC 608c, BMC 80cf; Sear5 6784
5,71g
1 commentsJohny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Magnentius.jpg
Magnentius - AE nummus6 viewsRome
351-352
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N MAGNEN_TIVS P F AVG
B
two Victories holding shield inscribed
VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES
VOT / V / MVLT / X
*
RP
RIC VIII Rome 216
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Magnus_Maximus.jpg
Magnus Maximus - AE 22 viewsArelatum
383-388
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N MAG MAXI_MVS P F AVG
emperor standing facing, head left, in left Victory on a globe crowns him, with right raising turreted woman
REPARATIO_REIPVB
PCON
RIC IX Arles 26a
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Constantinopolis.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 31 viewsThessalonica
330-333 AD
helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Roma left
VRBS_ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
crescent on shoulder
SMTSE
RIC VII Thessalonica 187
2,15g
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
032Macedon_Amphipolis_AE18-Horse-Bust_of_Poseidon_right-Horse_prancing_right_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop_64_Q-002_11h_17-18mm_5,48ga-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #131 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-17, #1
avers:- Head of Poseidon right,
revers:- AMΦIΠO/ΛIΤΩN, horse prancing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 5,48g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: ,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
Constantinus_I_-_Siscia.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis9 viewsSiscia
321-324
laureate head right
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
legend within wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
VOT / XX
ASIS wreath
RIC VII Siscia 177
3,38g
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Macedon_Amphipolis_AE-20_Diademed_head_of_Artemis_Tauropolis_Two_goats_187-31-BC_SNG_Cop__Sear-1394_Q-001_0h_19-20mm_6,13ga-s.jpg
Macedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #132 viewsMacedonia, Amphipolis, (c.187-31 B.C.), AE-20, Sear #1394, AMΦIΠOLITΩN, two goats, #1
avers:- Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder.
revers:- Two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend AMΦIΠOLIT-ΩN, in the fields.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 6,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis, date: c.187-31 B.C., ref: Sear #1394,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
Constantinus_I_-_Ticinum.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsTicinum
320-321
laureate head right
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
legend within wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
VOT / · / XX
ST
RIC VII Ticinum 140
3,13g
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Constantius_II.jpg
Constantius II - AE 21 viewsConstantinopolis
351-355 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
soldier spearing falling horseman (phrygian helmet)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
·S· / *
CONSA
Constantinople 116
3,39g
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Decius_-_Dacia.jpg
Decius - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
249-251 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
Dacia standing left holding staff topped with an wolf's head
D_A_CIA
S C
RIC 112, Cohen 18.
14,23g
Johny SYSELNov 15, 2014
Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG-(B1)_PROVIDE-AVG-(Prov1)_Q_RIC-152_T-3434_iss-2_off-4_Ticinum_276-AD_Q-001_5h_22,5mm_4,28ga-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Rome, T-3434, RIC V-I 152, -/-//Q, PROVIDE AVG, Bust-B1, Providentia left,31 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Rome, T-3434, RIC V-I 152, -/-//Q, PROVIDE AVG, Bust-B1, Providentia left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- PROVIDE-AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand, (Prov1).
exerg: -/-//Q, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,28g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, issue-2., off-4., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-152, T-(Estiot)-3434,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 15, 2014
VIM_Gordianus-III_AE-21_Dup_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-IIII_241_Pick-90_PM-1-43-1_Mus-x_242-243-AD_Q-001_1h_23-24mm_10,83g-s~0.jpg
072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-43-01, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #0127 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-43-01, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #01
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, holding hare by its hind legs and standard, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo:-/-//AN IIII, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 10,83g, axis:1 h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., ref: Pick-090, PM-1-43-1, Rare!!!, #01
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
VIM_Gordianus-III_AE-21_Dup_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-IIII_241_Pick-90_PM-1-43-1_Mus-x_242-243-AD_Q-001_1h_23-24mm_10,83g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-43-01, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #0130 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-43-01, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #01
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, holding hare by its hind legs and standard, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo:-/-//AN IIII, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 10,83g, axis:1 h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., ref: Pick-090, PM-1-43-1, Rare!!!, #01
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_48_24corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.48.24 corr.2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.71g, 17.74mm, 45°
obv. AV L CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC ICTRO.
Crescent with dot in centre, 1 star outside the moon
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.48.24 corr. (writes AV K CE)
scarce, about VF, dark green patina
JochenNov 15, 2014
Commodus_AR-Den_COMM-ANT-P-FEL-AVG-BRIT_P-M-TR-P-XIII-dot-IMP-VIII-COS-V-P-P_RIC-III-169_p-384_C-_Rome_188_AD_S_Q-001_7h_17,5mm_2,13g-s.jpg
041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), AR-denarius, RIC III 169, Rome, P M TR P XIII•IMP VIII COS V P P, Salus seated left, Scarce !28 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), AR-denarius, RIC III 169, Rome, P M TR P XIII•IMP VIII COS V P P, Salus seated left, Scarce !
avers:- COMM-ANT-P-FEL-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIII-•-IMP-VIII-COS-V-P-P, Salus seated left, holding patera and feeding snake rising from altar using it.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,13g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 188 A.D., ref: RIC-III-169, p-384, Scarce !,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
Marc_Aurelius_AR-Den_AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F_TR-POT-XII-COS-II_RIC-III-47x-Ant-Pius-C-_Rome-156-57-AD_Q-001_7h_16,5-17mm_3,18ga-s.jpg
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III 475a.var (Ant. Pius), Rome, T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, #127 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III 475a.var (Ant. Pius), Rome, T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, #1
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XII-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-158 A.D., ref: RIC-III-475a.var (note !) (Ant. Pius), p-89, Strack A333,
Q-001
quadransNov 15, 2014
venus_vitrix_I_fac.jpg
Julia Domna - Venus Victrix6 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - VIC / Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting elbow on column
2,54 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. -
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 15, 2014
venus_vitrix_II_fac.jpg
Julia Domna - Venus Victrix with Avers-Legend Error5 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
early in 194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLA(sic!) DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENER - VIC / Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm, resting elbow on column
1,80 Gr., 6 h die axis (!)
RIC - , Coh. -

Possible the first issue of Alexandria denarii for Julia with the Avers-Legend Error "IVLA" and 6 h die axis.
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 15, 2014
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Galba (A.D. 68 - 69)12 viewsOrichalcum Sestertius, A.D. 68, Rome, 36mm, 25.24g, 180°, RIC I, 309, holed and filled.
Obv: IMP SER SVLP GALBA CAES AVG TR P. Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA. Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter; S C in field.
Marti VltoriNov 15, 2014
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Julia Domna - Bonus Eventus I3 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: BONI - EVENTVS / Bonus Eventus standing left, holding plate of fruit in right hand, grain ears in left
3,09 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 608, Coh. 10
nummis durensisNov 15, 2014
bonus_eventus_II_fac.jpg
Julia Domna - Bonus Eventus II3 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: BONI E - VENTVS / Bonus Eventus standing left, holding plate of fruit in right hand, grain ears in left
2,96 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 608, Coh. 10

Another example of the Bonus Eventus with different Reverse-Legend splitting.
nummis durensisNov 15, 2014
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Julia Domna - Moneta3 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: MONETA - AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
3,05 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 610 , Coh. 143 (=144)
nummis durensisNov 15, 2014
venus_felix_I_fac.jpg
Julia Domna - Venus Felix with legend IVLIA AVGVSTA4 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
195 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS - FELIX / Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, fold of drapery in left
2,85 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. - , Bickford-Smith Pl. I, 10

The last and most common issue for Julia in Alexandria.
nummis durensisNov 15, 2014
venus_felix_II_fac.jpg
Julia Domna - Venus Felix with legend IVLIA DOMNA AVG3 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
early in 195 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS - FELIX / Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, fold of drapery in left
2,78 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. -

The early and rarer Venus Felix with the old Av-Legend IVLIA DOMNA AVG
nummis durensisNov 15, 2014
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Trajan, she-wolf10 viewsAe Quadrans; 15-16mm; 2.47g

IMP CAES NERVA TRIAN AVG
Laureate bust right

She-wolf walking right

SC in exergue

RIC II 692; BMCRE 1060;
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Justinian I, 527-565 AD5 viewsAe 39mm; 21.15g

DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG
helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe
and shield, 2nd cross to right

Large M, cross above, L below;
A/N/N/O in left field, X/II/II in right field;
CON in exergue

DOC 39a; holed
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
1-2014-11-14_coinsnov20148.jpg
Julia Domna, Stobi11 viewsAe 24mm; 6.25g
Stobi, Macedonia

IVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust right

MVNIC-S-TOBE
Nike/Nemesis standing right holding wreath and palm

Josif (V63, R67), Kuzmanovic 393
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Constantine I, Trier7 viewsAe 18mm; 3.27g

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar

STR in exergue

RIC VII Trier 213 (319AD)
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
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Caracalla, Mars Fouree6 viewsAe base denarius; 2.49g; 18mm

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Laureate head right

MARTI PROPVGNATROI
Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy

base denarius of RIC 223; RSC 150; MC 87
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
2-2014-11-14_coinsnov20145.JPG
Julia Domna, Diana6 viewsAr denarius; 17mm; 3.62g

IVLIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

DIANA-LVCIFERA
Diana standing left, holding torch, crescent behind shoulders

RIC 548; RSC 27; Sear 1835
Robin AyersNov 15, 2014
2-2014-11-14_coinsnov20144.JPG
Julia Domna, Nicaea8 viewsAe 15mm; 1.50g

IOVLIA CEBACTI
draped bust right

NIK AIEWN
basket with single palm frond

1 commentsRobin AyersNov 15, 2014
2-2014-11-14_coinsnov20143.JPG
Julia Domna, Nikopolis6 viewsAe 16mm; 3.01g
Nikopolis ad Istrum

IOVLIA-DOMNA
draped bust right

NIKOPOLIT-PROCICTR
Peacock standing facing, tail spread
Varbanov 2865
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 14, 2014
Zeugitana,_Carthage,_Second_Punic_War,_BI_1_1_2_Shekel_(Lorber_Gp_4).jpg
Zeugitana, Carthage, Second Punic War, struck ca. 210-205 BC, BI Tridrachm7 viewsHead of Tanit left, wreathed with corn, wearing necklace and triple drop pendant ear-ring.
Horse standing right, palm tree behind.

Lorber Group 4, 132 (same dies); MAA 44; SNG Copenhagen 190.

(25 mm, 9.78 g, 12h).
ex- Harlan J Berk Limited Buy or Bid Sale 150, 127; ex- Commerce 1995 Hoard.
1 commentsn.igmaNov 14, 2014
Zeugitana_Carthage,_Billon_Tridrachm_213-210_BC.jpg
Zeugitana, Carthage, Second Punic War, struck ca. 210-205 BC, BI Tridrachm5 viewsHead of Tanit left, wreathed with corn, wearing single drop pendant ear-ring.
Horse standing right, palm tree behind.

Lorber Group 3, 88 (this coin); MAA 44; SNG Copenhagen 190.
Thick hoard patina intact.

(26 mm, 10.68 g, 12h).
ex- J Jencek Ancient Coins & Antiquities, August 2006; ex- Harlan J. Berk; ex- Commerce 1995 Hoard.
n.igmaNov 14, 2014
Zeugitana,_Carthage_Second_Punic_War,_BI_1_1_2_Shekel.jpg
Zeugitana, Carthage, Second Punic War,struck ca. 215-210 BC, BI Tridrachm 4 viewsYouthful head of Tanit left, wreathed with corn, wearing single drop pendant earring.
Horse standing right, palm tree behind.

Lorber Group 2, 23 (this coin); MAA 79; SNG Copenhagen 351.

(25 mm, 11.93 g, 12h).
ex- Harlan J Berk, August 2006; ex- Commerce 1995 Hoard.
n.igmaNov 14, 2014
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Julia Mamaea, Tomis8 viewsAe 23mm; 5.98g
Tomis, Thrace

IOVLIA- [MAMAI AVG]
draped bust right

MHTRO PONTOY TOMEWC
Nike/Nemesis advancing left with wreath and palm
Gamma in left field

AMNG 3297 (Thank you Lars and Gordian Guy for the ID)
Robin AyersNov 14, 2014
julian_fel_11_res.jpg
(0360) JULIAN II (The Apostate)7 views360-363 AD
AE 18 mm; 2.29 g
O: D N IVLIAN-VS NOB C, bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, M in left field
Siscia mint
laneyNov 14, 2014
theod_11_res.jpg
(0379) THEODOSIUS I7 views379 - 395 AD
AE 8 mm; 1.16 g
O: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, trophy in right over shoulder, dragging captive with left, christogram left, CONSA in ex
Constantinople mint;
laneyNov 14, 2014
valentinian_gloria_sisc_11resb.jpg
(364) VALENTINIAN I5 views364 - 375 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.63 g
O: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive with right, labarum (chi-rho standard) in left hand
Siscia mint
laneyNov 14, 2014
arcadi_glor_11_res.jpg
(383) ARCADIUS6 views383 - 408
struck 392-395 AD
AE 22.5 mm max; 5.01 g
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head right holding labarum & globe; star to right; SMHA in ex.
Heraclea mint; RIC IX 27b
laneyNov 14, 2014
constans_galley_11_res.jpg
(0333) CONSTANS7 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
struck 348-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.89 g
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding labarum and phoenix on globe, Victory seated at the helm, THESΓ in ex
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 109
laneyNov 14, 2014
constans_glor_ex_asis_res.jpg
(0333) CONSTANS7 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
struck 337 - 340 A.D.
AE 16 mm; 1.33 g
O: CONSTAN - S P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and leaning on shields flanking standard decorated with Chi-Rho, ASIS and dotted crescent in exe
Siscia mint; RIC VIII 99
laneyNov 14, 2014
consta_II_glor_ex_smhg_res.jpg
(0324) CONSTANTIUS II9 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16 mm; 1.31 g
O: CONSTAN-TIVS AVG Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS Two helmeted soldiers standing facing, single standard between; SMHG in exe
Heraclea mint; RIC VIII 19

laneyNov 14, 2014
constans_vic_bsis_res.jpg
(0333) CONSTANS5 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16.5 mm; 1.72 g
O: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches; upright palm branch between; BSIS in exe
Siscia mint; cf. RIC VIII Siscia 195
laneyNov 14, 2014
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Sabina, Juno13 viewsAr denarius; 18.3mm; 2.98g

SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
diademed and draped bust left

IVNONI REGINAE
Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter

RIC 401b (Hadrian); RSC 37a (Rome mint, Rare)
Robin AyersNov 14, 2014
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG_RESTITVT-O-RBIS_star_XXIP_Bust-F_RIC-733_p-96_Alf-57-No-_Siscia-5th-emiss_-278AD_Q-001_11h_22,5mm_4,59ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIQ, Emperor and Orbis, 34 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIQ, Emperor and Orbis,
avers:-IMP-C-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F).
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath.
exerg: *//XXIQ, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,59g, axes: 11h,
mint: Siscia, 5th emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 733, p-96, Alf: 57, No-??
Q-001
quadransNov 14, 2014
maxsumus.jpg
Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus3 viewsAR denarius. 75 BC. 3,95 grs. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; pileus and MAXSVMVS behind / Roma, holding staff and sword, foot on wolf's head, and Venus, holding staff, standing facing; Cupid alighting on the shoulder of Venus; rudder standing on prow on either side, K to left, CN. N to right.
C EGNATIVS CN F below.
Crawford 391/3. RSC Egnatia 3.
benitoNov 14, 2014
Septimius-Severus_AR-Den_L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VIII_FORTVNAE-R-EDVCI_RIC-IV-I-78a_p-_RSC-188_BMCRE-V-161_Rome-196-197_AD_Q-001_7h_17,5mm_3,04g-s.jpg
049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 078a, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna seated left,40 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 078a, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VIII, Laurate bust right.
revers:- FORTVNAE-R-EDVCI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia, wheel under seat.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-197A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-I-078a, p-, RSC-188, BMCRE-V-161
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 14, 2014
Sesterce_hadrien2.jpg
Sestertius Hadrian Sesterce Hadrien4 viewsSesterce, Hadrien, 117-138 (Bronze) RIC 075, Sear 3618
Avers : Buste d’Hadrien cuirassé à droite.
Revers : La Clémence. P M TR P COS III SC
bgautNov 14, 2014
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Trajan RIC 492; Woytek 323b-23 viewsTRAJAN (98-117). AE Sestertius. Rome Mint. Second half 107-110 AD. (26.17g; 33mm) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. Modius left, prow right.
Woytek 323b; RIC 492

Ex: Pecunem
PaddyNov 14, 2014
volusian.jpg
Volusian2 viewsAR Antoninianus, 4.12g, 23mm; Mediolanum mint: 251-253.
Obv.: IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: FELICITAS PVBL, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae.
Reference: RIC IV(c) 205 (p. 181).
John AnthonyNov 14, 2014
Rep_Roma.jpg
200/1 Pinarius Natta5 viewsPinarius Natta. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 149 BC. (4.01g, 18mm, 12h) Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind. Rev: Victory driving biga right, NAT below, ROMA in linear frame.
Crawford 200/1; Sydenham 382; BMC 756

Ex: Roma Numismatics; From the Andrew Mccabe Collection

A most excellent coin. Nice crisp strike and really appealing tone.
PaddyNov 14, 2014
1671_-_Nantes.JPG
1671 - mairie de Nantes1 viewscuivre
7,36g
26mm
mairie de Jacques Charette, sieur de Montbert
* IACQVES. CHARETTE. SENECHAL. ET. MAIRE. DE. NANTE
D'argent au lion de sable, armé et lampassé de gueules, accompagné de trois canettes de sable, becquées et pattées de gueules en pointe
Ecu des armes de Charette surmonté d'une couronne comtale, entouré de palmes
OCVLI. OMNIVM. IN. TE. SPERANT. DOMINE.
"Les yeux de tous espèrent en Toi, Seigneur"
1671
Le vaisseau Nantais voguant à droite. Au chef chargé de cinq hermines
PYLNov 14, 2014
1689_-_Nantes.JPG
1689 - mairie de Nantes1 viewscuivre (nettoyé)
8,37g
27mm
mairie de Paul du Broussay Cassard
IN. VTROQVE. VINCIT.
"Sans venin"
.1689.
D'argent au lion de sable, surmonté de deux abeilles de même.
Ecu des armes du Maire timbré de la couronne comtale
DE. LA. MAIRERIE. DE. Mr. DU. BROUSSAY. CASSARD. IVGE. Cr.
Ecu des armes de la ville de Nantes : vaisseau Nantais voguant à gauche. Au chef chargé de 5 hermines.Surmonté d'une couronne comtale, le tout entouré de la cordelière
PYLNov 14, 2014
Vespasian_RIC_42.jpg
Vespasian denarius AVGVR PON MAX37 viewsDenarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. H2 71 AD.
3.45 grs and 18 mm.
Obs. : laureate head right. IMP CAES VESP AVG PM.
Rev. : priestly instruments. AVGVR (above) PON MAX (below).
RIC 42.
Rarity : R.
Not an absolute rarity but much rarer than the classic RIC 43 with the AVGVR TRI POT rev.
6 commentslabienusNov 14, 2014
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, Japanese Victory over Singapore (Scheuch-1881a)3 viewsObv: Lion facing left beneath a coconut tree; German legend around EINNAHME VON SINGAPORE . 11 FEBRUARY 1942 (The Capture of Singapore - 11 Febrary 1942)
Rev: Wreath circling a Japanese battle flag; German legend around GROSSOSTASIEN VON FREMDHERRCHAFT BEFREIT (Greater East Asia Freed of Foreign Dominion)
SpongeBobNov 14, 2014
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Claudius II, Juno9 viewsAntoninianus; 19.5-21mm; 3.46g

IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate draped bust right

IVNO REGINA
Juno standing left holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet
B in exergue

RIC 212; Cohen 133; Sear 5-11343
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 14, 2014
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Roman Empire, Delmatius RIC VII 1554 viewsObverse: FL DELMATIVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers facing, a standard between, with spear in outer hand and inner hand on shield.
SMHT in ex. Heraclea mint. rare 3
14 mm diam.1.4 g
NORMAN KNov 14, 2014
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast Hemidrachm from Naxos7 viewsObv:- Head of the river god Assinos to left
Rev:- Silenos, nude, seated on rocks, head to left, holding kantharos and thyrsos
Naxos, Sicily

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 14, 2014
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast Didrachm? from Akragas3 viewsObv:- Sea eagle standing left; AkRA beneath
Rev:- Crab.
Akragas. Sicily. 5th Century B.C.

Didrachm?? Coin diameter is 23mm

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
maridvnvmNov 14, 2014
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2 viewsSpongeBobNov 14, 2014
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast Stater from Elis5 viewsObv:- Eagle's head left, below poplar leaf
Rev:- winged thunderbolt
Elis. Olympia. 93rd Olympiad, c. 408 BC. Stater

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
maridvnvmNov 14, 2014
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Elagabalus - galley7 viewsElagabalus
Denarius
218/219 A.D.
Antioch
Av.: ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG / laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Rev.: FELICITAS TEMP / galley right, containing eight rowers and 'pilot', between them "???"
3,22 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 188 Var., Coh. 27 Var.
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 14, 2014
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast dupondius of Livia7 viewsObv:- SALVS AVGVSTA, Draped bust of Livia-Salus r., hair knotted behind
Rev:- TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII, round S C.
References (for original coin) :- Cohen 5. RIC 47

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
1 commentsmaridvnvmNov 14, 2014
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast sestertius of Macrinus7 viewsObv:- IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia standing left. holding baton over globe and cornucopia
References (for original coin) :- Cohen 110 (30f.) RIC 195 b

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
maridvnvmNov 14, 2014
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1938 Invasion of the Sudetenland (Scheuch-1862w)8 viewsObv: Handshake, above and below swastikas
Rev: Map of Greater Germany
SpongeBobNov 14, 2014
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1940 Invasion of France and Benelux (Scheuch-1869var)5 viewsObv: Eagle standing left on pedestal, which bears inscription WIEDER ZUVORGEKOMMEN (We are coming again); around, ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DE 10. MAI 1940 (In memory of 10 May 1940)
Rev: Norse ship, sailing left, with swastika on the mainsail; around, DENN WIR FAHREN GEGEN ENGELLAND (Then we will sail against England)
SpongeBobNov 14, 2014
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1941 Campaign in Africa (Scheuch-1879v)7 viewsObv: Panzer facing left in the desert
Rev: Helmet on sword and oak leaves
SpongeBobNov 14, 2014
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Septimius Severus - Roma7 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SE - P SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: ROMAE AE - TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left
3,62 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 350g , Coh. 615
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 14, 2014
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Septimius Severus - Moneta3 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: MONETA - AVG / Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
2,78 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 350a , Coh. 338a
nummis durensisNov 14, 2014
fidei_fac.jpg
Septimius Severus - Fides4 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: FIDEI LEG - TR P COS II / Fides standing left, holding Victory in right hand, standard in left
3,55 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 349 , Coh. 146
nummis durensisNov 14, 2014
aequitas_fac.jpg
Septimius Severus - Aequitas7 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SE - P SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: AEQVI - TAS II / Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
2,53 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 344 , Coh. 18, Bickford-Smith Pl. I, 6
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 14, 2014
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Julia Domna - Reverse of Caracalla12 viewsJulia Domna
denarius
irregular mint
Av.: IVLIA - AVGSTA(sic!) / draped bust right
Rev.: PONTIF TR P XII COS III / Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae (RIC 111 Caracalla)
2,70 Gr., 6 h die axis
2 commentsnummis durensisNov 14, 2014
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Maximinus_I_Denar_VICTORIA AVG6 viewsNumis-StudentNov 14, 2014
Hadrian_moneta.jpg
Hadrian_Dupondius_MONETA_AVGVSTI_S-C1 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III / MONETA AVGVSTI S-C

RIC 600b
Numis-StudentNov 14, 2014
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_36_11_2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.36.111 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTRO
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1395
obv. not listed
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.36.11
rare, F/F+, dark green patina, somewhat patchy
JochenNov 14, 2014
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_47_25var_2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.47.25 var.1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.34g, 17.16mm, 15°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC (?)
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Torch, entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.47.25 var. (has ICTRO)
F+, dark green patina, a bit rough
JochenNov 14, 2014
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RIC 265 imitation1 viewsConstantin II
officine P
2,27g
16mm
PYLNov 14, 2014
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RIC 270 imitation1 viewsCrispus
officine S
2,75g
17mm
PYLNov 14, 2014
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Syria, Antioch, Otacilia Severa, Eagle5 viewsOtacilia Severa
Syria, Antiochia
Billon tetradrachm
Obv.: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOVHPAN CEB, Diademed and draped bust on crescent left
Rev.: ΔHMAPX EΞOVCIAC VΠATOΓ, Eagle standing facing, head right, holding wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA SC
Billon, 11.67g, 26.2mm
Ref.: Prieur 381
shanxiNov 14, 2014
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Punic Spain, Carthago Nova, Second Punic War, struck ca. 209 BC, Æ25 6 viewsBare male head left (Scipio Africanus?).
Horse standing right, palm tree behind.

Burgos 425; Villaronga CHN Class XI, 282; SNG BM Spain 127-128; Robinson 7(p); Muller III, 13, 4; Sear GCV 6575.

(25 mm, 11.6 g, 12h).
ex- Freeman & Sear.

The coins of Robinson’s Series 7 are of two styles, one Punic in character, the other more Roman in character. Robinson suggested that the latter represents the coinage of Carthago Nova after its capture by Scipio in 209 BC, and that the head on the obverse is a portrait of Scipio himself, while the heads of Punic type basically reflect the features of Hannibal. Villaronga simply calls both male heads.
n.igmaNov 14, 2014
Sicily,_Akragas,_Punic_Occupation,_213-211_BC,_AR_Quarter_Shekel_-_CNG_823169.jpg
Sicily, Akragas, Punic Occupation, 213-211 BC, AR (or EL?) 1/4 Shekel 6 viewsHead of Triptolemos right, wearing barley wreath.
Horse galloping right, Punic letters H and T below.

Walker p. 284-7 (dies unlisted); Burnett 148-149 (same rev. die); Visona 56; SNG Copenhagen 379-380; Sear 6603 ( Hiempsal II, Numidian Kingdom).

(15 mm, 1.71 g, 10h).
ex- Classical Numismatic Group.


This coin type is unrecorded in electrum although this appears to be the metal of the flan, imparting a light golden hue to the coin suggesting around 15% gold content. If so this is the only known example of this coin type struck on electrum.
n.igmaNov 14, 2014
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AE Follis Justin II SB 3722 viewsObverse:DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped with cross, sometimes with cross between their heads.
Reverse:Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, officina letter A below, regnal year to right (GIII) 13.
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 573/4 CE
Sear 372
18mm, 10.60g
caw
wileycNov 14, 2014
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Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsLugdunum
316
laureate and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVI_CTO COMITI
A_S
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 53
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELNov 14, 2014
Maximianus_-_Alexandria.jpg
Maximianus - billon tetradrachm1 viewsAlexandria
29 Aug 291 - 28 Aug 292
laureate draped and cuirased bust right
MAΞIMI_ANOC CEB
Nikewith wreath and palm branch advancing right
L_* / Z
Milne 5031, Curtis 2101, Geissen 3319, SNG Cop 1048, BMC 2580
7,09g
Johny SYSELNov 14, 2014
Carinus_-_Alexandria.jpg
Carinus - billon tetradrachm1 viewsAlexandria
29 Aug 283 - 28 Aug 284
laureate cuirassed bust right
A K M A KA_PINOC CEB
eagle standing between two standards, head right, holding wreath
L B / *
Milne 4728, Curtis 1915, Geissen 3175, Dattari 5597, BMC 2461, Emmett 4005
7,73g

scarce
Johny SYSELNov 14, 2014
Probus_-_Ticinum.jpg
Probus - silvered antoninianus1 viewsTicinum
278 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Probus standing right holding eagle-tipped scepter in left, receiving globe form Jupiter standing left holding long scepter vertical behind in left,
IOVI CON_SERVAT
VXXT
RIC V-2 387 Ticinum
3,21g
Johny SYSELNov 14, 2014
Aurelianus_2641a~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian - silvered antoninianus3 viewsSerdica
spring 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress standing left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress standing right, head turned left
ORI_ENS AVG
P
LV 9899-909; RIC 278
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2641
Johny SYSELNov 14, 2014
pergam_boar_res.jpg
MYSIA, PERGAMON (BOAR)3 views440 BC - 350 BC
AE 10 mm 0.98 g
OBV: FEMALE HEAD (or APHRODITE? or APOLLO?) R
REV: PER[G]
HEAD OF BOAR, R
SQUIGGLE (SNAIL?) ABOVE SNOUT
MYSIA, PERGAMON
SLG WEBER 5158(1)
laneyNov 13, 2014
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CONSTANTINE II AE Follis RIC VII 253, Soldiers and Standard2 viewsOBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them. Mintmark epsilon SIS
1.8g, 16mm

Struck at Siscia 337-348 AD
LegatusNov 13, 2014
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Julia Maesa, Thessalonica7 viewsAe 23mm; 6.63g
Thessalonica, Macedonia

IOVLIA MAICA AVGOVCTA
draped bust right

QESSA LONIKEWN
Nike advancing left holding branch and small cabeirus

Varbanov ed. inglese n. 4467
Moushmov 6777
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
1-2014-11-13_coinsnov20147.jpg
Aquilia Severa, Thessalonica9 viewsAe 25mm; 10.11g
Thessalonica, Macedonia

IOVLIA AKVLIA CEV HPA CEB
diademed draped bust right

QECCALONIKEWN
Nike advancing left with branch and cabeirus

SNG cop-., SNG ANS 869, Moushmov 6776
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Caracalla, Stobi10 viewsAe 22-23mm; 6.57g
Stobi, Macedonia

AVG PIVS MAX ANTONINVS
Radiate head right

MVNICI STOBENS
Nike standing right holding wreath and palm

Josif-
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
1-2014-11-13_coinsnov20145.jpg
Caracalla, Stobi7 viewsAe 22mm; 4.72g
Stobi, Macedonia

M AVRE-ANTONI/NV
Laureate head right

OBEN- NVMICIP/ST
Apollo standing, nude, head left, holding raven aloft and laurel branch behind

Gaebler AMNG II Pl. xxi/29
Josifovski 533-534 (V11,R12) blundered reverse legend, NVM instead of MNV and in is reversed
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
1-2014-11-13_coinsnov20144.jpg
Julia Domna, Cappadocia10 viewsAr Drachm; 17-18mm; 2.9g
Cappadocia, Caesarea

IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACTH
draped bust right

MHTPO-KAICAP
Mount Argaeus, surrmounted by star
ETK in exergue (year 20)

Syd 454 ADD (not in sydenham)
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
152~0.JPG
Essai de la 20 francs Turin - 19290 viewsBronze-aluminium, 35 mm
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête à droite.
R/ Entre deux épis de blé, 20 FRANCS / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, dessous ESSAI
Réfs : Gad. 852
GabalorNov 13, 2014
146~0.JPG
Troisième République - 5 francs, atelier de Bordeaux2 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,75 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, la Liberté et l'Egalité debout de face.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1872 K, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-334.8 (20 994 ex.) - Gad. 754a
GabalorNov 13, 2014
140.JPG
Deuxième république - Concours de 1848, Paris - Concours de Gayrard0 views5 francs, étain, 37 mm, 17,55 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE 1848, dans une couronne de feuillages 5 FRANCS.
Réfs : Gadoury 698
GabalorNov 13, 2014
132.JPG
Louis-Philippe Roi de France (1830-1848), atelier de Paris.2 views5 francs, argent, 25,05 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1832 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-324-1 (7.798.334 ex.).
GabalorNov 13, 2014
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Louis XVIII, 10 cent. du siege d'Anvers, 1814.0 viewsBronze, 34 mm, 27,43 g.
A/ ANVERS 1814, deux L liés au centre dans une couronne de deux branches d'olivier.
R/ MONNAIE OBSIDIONALE, 10 CENT. au centre.
Réfs : Gad. 194a.
GabalorNov 13, 2014
115~1.JPG
Monneron de 5 sols à l'Hercule, 1792, France.2 views5 sols, cuivre, 26,96 g, 40 mm.
A/ LES FRANCAIS UNIS SONT INVINCIBLE // L'AN IV DE LA LIBERTE, Hercule brisant un faisceau de licteur.
R/ REVOLUTION FRANCAISE 1792 // MEDAILLE QUI SE VEND 5 SOLS A PARIS CHEZ MONNERON (PATENTE)
Tranche : LA CONFIANCE AUGMENTE LA VALEUR (en creux)
Réfs : Brandon 226
GabalorNov 13, 2014
119~0.JPG
Convention (1793-1795), ESSAI du décime de Bernier, France.0 viewsEssai du décime, bronze, 20,90 g, 35 mm.
A/ LA LOI DES FRANCOIS // REPUBLIQUE, la République assise tanant la Convention.
R/ ESSAI AN II sous un oeil, dans une couronne de feuillage.
Tranche : lisse
Réfs : Brandon 73b
GabalorNov 13, 2014
105~2.JPG
Convention (1792-1795), atelier de Limoges, France1 views2 sols à la table de loi non daté, cuivre, 25,44 g, 34 mm.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCOISE // L'AN II, table des droits de l'Homme sous un oeil avec LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI, grappe de raisin à gauche, épi de blé à droite.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE // 2 S // I, balance sommée d'un bonnet phrygien dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 76-2.
GabalorNov 13, 2014
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Constitution (1791-1793), atelier de Montpellier, France.0 viewsEcu au génie, argent, 29,14 g, 39 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1792, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ REGNE DE LA LOI // L'AN 5 DE LA LIBERTE, génie gravant la Constitution.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 46-39
GabalorNov 13, 2014
082~2.JPG
Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788), pour l'atelier de Paris0 viewsDemi écu au buste habillé, argent, 14,61 g.
Lettre A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LUD XVI D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1792.
Réfs : Droulers 618 (92.000 ex.)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
073.JPG
Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788), pour l'atelier de Paris0 viewsEcu au buste habillé, argent, 29,01 g.
Pré-série du second semestre sans point
A/ LUD XVI D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1774
Réfs : Droulers 616 (estimation de 50.000 ex au plus)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
060~2.JPG
Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier de Perpignan0 viewsDemi écu au bandeau, argent, 14,67 g
Lettre Q sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Perpignan.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1771.
Réfs : Droulers 585 (absente)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
054~4.JPG
Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier de Paris0 viewsEcu au bandeau, argent, 29,21 g
Lettre A sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Paris, point sous le D pour le second semestre.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1764
Réfs : Droulres 584 (253.980 ex dont 10.375 du premier semestre)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
046~0.JPG
Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier de Paris1 viewsEssai uniface de l'écu aux 8 L, étain sur papier, 3,09 g, 40 mm.
A/ SIT NOMEN DOM BENEDICT 1724.
R/ manuscrit : "1724 Essai etain", signature N. Röettiers (graveur).
Réfs : N.R.
GabalorNov 13, 2014
041~6.JPG
Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier de Paris1 viewsEcu de France-Navarre, argent, 24,33 g.
A/ LVD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1718, écu de France-Navarre couronné.
Réfs : Droulers 558 (7.443.000 ex.)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
034~0.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715), pour l'atelier d'Aix en Provence0 viewsEcu, argent, 27,08 g
& sous lécu pour Aix
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIV lauré à droite
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1652
Réfs : Droulers 298 (24.555 ex.)
GabalorNov 13, 2014
023~0.JPG
Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) pour l'atelier de Toulouse.0 viewsFranc au col fraisé, argent, 13,43 g.
Lettre M sous le buste pour l'atelier de Toulouse. S en fin de légende du revers pour le maitre Louis de Saporta (1585-1590). Etoile en fin de légende au revers pour le graveur Jean Calmetes (1584-1586)
A/ HENRICVS III D G FRANC ET POL REX 1585, buste d'Henri III, lauré, à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM S, croix feuillue centrée d'un H
Réfs : Duplessy 1130a ; Sb 4720
GabalorNov 13, 2014
0140.JPG
NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -28/-27.1 viewsDupondius, bronze, 19,98 g, 29 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffé de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste tête nue à droite.
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile devant un palmier.
Réfs : LT.2878
GabalorNov 13, 2014
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Massalia, période classique, -380/-3361 viewsHémiobole à la tête de satyre
Argent, 0,26 g, 8 mm
Av./ Tête de satyre à droite
Rv./ Petite corne
Réfs : Dicomon OBP-32
GabalorNov 13, 2014
002~1.JPG
Massalia ou gréco-Provençale, période archaïque, -500/-460 0 viewsHémi-obole à la tête de bélier à gauche
Argent, 0,65 g, 10 mm
Av./ Tête de bélier à gauche
Rv./ Carré creux irrégulier
réfs : OBA-Qd ; Maurel 47/48/49/174 var.
GabalorNov 13, 2014
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Sear 11093 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 4.84g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Syracuse. Uncertain undertype, probably an earlier Constantinopolitan issue of Constans II.Abu GalyonNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Stobi8 viewsAe 24mm; 7.35g
Stobi, Macedonia

AVGVSTA IVLIA
draped bust right

MVNICIP-STOBENS
Nike left with wreath and palm

Josif- V107, R unlisted
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Nikopolis13 viewsAe 17-19mm; 2.50g

AVKAICECEVHROC
Laureate head right

DOMNA NIKOPOLIT ROCI
draped bust of Julia Domna right

Moushmov 1025 var (reverse legend)
Varbanov 2824 car (reverse legend)
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Septimius Severus - Apollo6 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
195 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: APOLLINI - AVGVSTO / Apollo standing left, holding patera in right hand, lyre in left
2,75 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 345 , Coh. 42a, Bickford-Smith Pl. I, 9
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 13, 2014
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Septimius Severus - Bonus Eventus II5 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP S - EV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: BONI - EVENTVS / Bonus Eventus standing left, holding plate of fruit in right hand, grain ears in left
3,07 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 347 , Coh. 66

Another Bonus Eventus, but with different Avers-legend splitting
nummis durensisNov 13, 2014
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Septimius Severus - Bonus Eventus I6 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: BONI - EVENTVS / Bonus Eventus standing left, holding plate of fruit in right hand, grain ears in left
2,04 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 347 , Coh. 66
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 13, 2014
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Diocletian, Concordia Militvm8 viewsAntoninianus; 3.64g; 21mm

IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Radiate draped bust right

CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor standing right accepting Victory on a globe from Jupiter

r over XXI(dot) in exergue

RIC 306
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Cybele13 viewsAr denarius; 2.87g; 18.5mm

IVLIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

MATER-DEVM
Cybele, towered, standing left, holding
branch and drum, lion at feet left

RIC 566; RSC 128; BMC 49; Sear 6594
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Philippus I. - Legion mint series4 views...TibsiNov 13, 2014
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Gordianus III. - Military series 4 views...TibsiNov 13, 2014
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Salonina, Juno4 viewsSalonina
Augusta, 254-268
Antoninianus, Antiochia
Obv.: SALONINA AVG, Draped bust right, set on crescent.
Rev.: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left with patera and sceptre
Billon, 3.48g, 22.2mm
Ref.: RIC 29
shanxiNov 13, 2014
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Constantius_I_Antoninian_CONCORDIA_MILITVM3 viewsNumis-StudentNov 13, 2014
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Constantius_I_Follis_SACRA_MON_VRB_AVGG_ET_CAESS_NN4 viewsRom 302-303 n. Chr.
RIC 104a (c)
Numis-StudentNov 13, 2014
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Leo_Nummus_Verina4 viewsConstantinopel
RIC 714 (c2)
Numis-StudentNov 13, 2014
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Julia Maesa, Odessos11 viewsAe 18mm; 2.80g
Odessos, Thrace

IOVLIA MAICA CE
draped bust right

ODHCEITWN
Heracles naked, standing right, holding club and lion skin

Moushmov 1625 (var) Heracles right vs. left
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Thessalonica13 viewsAe 24mm; 6.59g
Thessalonica, Macedonia

IOVLIA DOMNA CE
draped bust right

OECCALONIKEWN
Distyle temple with figure of Hephaestus within; holding tongs and hammer

Moushmov 6747

1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Nikopolis9 viewsAe 27-28mm; 10.73g
Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate Tertullus

IOVLIA DO-MNA CEBACT
draped bust right

VPAOOVINITERTVLLOVNIKOPOLITWN
Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopia
in Exergue: EPICTRW

AMNG 1451; Varbanov 2903; Moushmov 1058
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Septimius Severus, Mars8 viewsAr denarius; 2.94g; 16-17mm

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V
Laureate head right

PM TR P III COS II PP
Mars advancing right with trophy over shoulder and spear

RIC 60; RSC 396
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Julia Domna, Laetitia11 viewsAr denarius; 18-21mm; 4.50g

IVLIA (dot) AVGVSTA
draped bust right

LAETITIA
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder

RIC 641; RSC 101; BMC 604
1 commentsRobin AyersNov 13, 2014
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Caracalla, Stobi11 viewsAe 22mm; 5.70g
Stobi, Macedonia

MAVREL-ANTONI/NVS
Laureate head right

MVNICIP-ST-OBENS
Nike advancing right with wreath and palm

Josif (V11, R?)
Robin AyersNov 13, 2014
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MODERN AV COINS AND MEDALS (with 1 medieval AV histamenon)8 viewsHere are my unslabbed AV coins (my slabbed coins not pictured here) before I switched to a full time Greek coin collector. I guess most of us at some point collected modern coins before switching to ancients (or still collecting them). Most of them are collectibles. Of special note is the 20 Francs minted in 1849 in Paris. It is AU 58 grade and scarce first year issue (bottom second from left). Most offered in the market are dated 1850-1851 and are more common. Two are medals from Mexico (Hidalgo Year struck on 10-pesos gold planchet) and San Marino (Pope Leo I) have no official number of pieces minted. I suppose they are scarce. Prussia and Greece coins are one-year types. USSR Chervonetz is a 1976 restrike (1,000,000 pieces struck and considered bullion by many). Albania 20 Franga Ari has only 2,000 pieces minted in Rome.Jason TNov 13, 2014
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (REVERSE)22 viewsTHE LESS OFTEN DISPLAYED SIDE OF MY COINS.
Please click on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
1 commentsJason TNov 13, 2014
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (OBVERSE)17 viewsClick on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
1 commentsJason TNov 13, 2014
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Probus - billon tetradrachm5 viewsAlexandria
277-278
laureate and cuirassed bust right
A K M AVP ΠPO_BOC CEB
eagle facing holding wreath, head left
L / Γ
Milne 4566; Köln 3131; Dattari 5560; BMC Greek (Alexandria) 2433, p.315
ex Aurea numismatika
1 commentsJohny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus1 viewsSerdica
early 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left; at feet to left a bound and captive in oriental dress.
ORIE_NS AVG
P
LV 9885-9; RIC 276
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2634
Johny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus1 viewsRoma
summer – autumn 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left, rigt foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress standing left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress standing right, head turned left
ORI_E_NS AVG
BXXI
RIC V-1, 062 Rome
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1762
3,21g
Johny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus3 viewsSerdica
spring 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress standing left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress standing right, head turned left
ORI_ENS AVG
P
LV 9899-909; RIC 278
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2641
1 commentsJohny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus0 viewsCyzicus
early – summer 275
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Victory standing right, holding wreath and palm, facing Emperor in military dress standing left, right hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in left hand
Δ
XXI
LV 10784-93; RIC 369
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3097
Johny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus1 viewsTicinum
June – September 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress standing left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress right, head turned left
SOLI_INVICTO
*
QXXT
LV 5293-332; RIC 154
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1536
Johny SYSELNov 12, 2014
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Valerius Gratus Hybrid II7 viewsValerius Gratus, Roman Prefect under Tiberius, 15 - 26 AD, AE Prutah 17 mm 1.56 gm.
Unlisted Hybrid of Hendin 1332 obverse and 1333 reverse.
O: KAI CAP (Rather than "IOY ΛIA") within wreath.
R: Palm branch flanked by date, L B, (Year 2) 15 AD
(Hendin 1333d is KAI CAP retrograde within wreath.)

Extremely rare. Three known, two are in my collection and one on Forvm, all from the same dies.
NemonaterNov 12, 2014
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Siscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!37 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/BSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p-438,
Q-001
quadransNov 12, 2014
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 113, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, R3!!!43 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 113, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, R3!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAES (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/BSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes:h,
mint: Siscia, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p-438, R3!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 12, 2014
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774), pour l'atelier d'Aix en Provence0 views1/10 d'écu aux branches d'olivier, argent, 2,86 g.
& sous l'écu pour l'atelier d'Aix
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1736.
Réfs : Droulers 580 ; L4L 483
GabalorNov 12, 2014
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715), pour l'atelier d'Aix en Provence1 views10 sols aux insignes, argent, 3,06 g.
A au revers pour Paris
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX 1705, buste de Louis XIIII à droite
R/ DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM.
Réfs : Droulers 463 ; L4L 334
GabalorNov 12, 2014
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Principauté de Château-Regnault, François de Bourbon-Conti (1605-1614), France.0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,23 g
A/ F DE BOVRBON P DE CONTI, buste à droite, collerette en "dents de scie".
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 662a1
GabalorNov 12, 2014
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643), pour l'atelier de Lyon.0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,86 g
Lettre D au droit pour l'atelier de Lyon
A/ LOVIS XIII R D FRAN ET NAVA, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1634, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 352B
GabalorNov 12, 2014
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136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 008, AE-2 Follis, */-//PT, SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol radiate, head left, R2!!47 views136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 008, AE-2 Follis, */-//PT, SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol radiate, head left, R2!!
avers:-IMP-CONSTANTINVS-PF-AVG (1, B5), Laurate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI-INVIC-TO-COMITI, Sol radiate, head left, rising right hand, chlamys over left shoulder, and hanging behind, across the right shoulder, holding up globe left hand.
exerg: */-//PT, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Ticinum, 1st.-off., date: 313-A.D., ref:RIC-VII-8, p-361, R2!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 12, 2014
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Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #135 viewsThessalonica, RIC VIII 133, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
exergo: A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 354-355 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-133, p-414,
Q-001
quadransNov 12, 2014
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Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, 132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/Λ//SMHB, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #236 viewsHeraclea, RIC VII 048var, 132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/Λ//SMHB, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #2
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, (2,J1 r.), Laureate, draped bust right(left are RIC error), holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVG-G, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: -/Λ//SMHB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off., date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
Q-002
quadransNov 12, 2014
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147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #140 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
exergo: A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 354-355 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-133, p-414,
Q-001
quadransNov 12, 2014
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #242 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #2
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, (2,J1 r.), Laureate, draped bust right(left are RIC error), holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVG-G, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: -/Λ//SMHB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off., date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
Q-002
quadransNov 12, 2014
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Trajan, Abundantia15 viewsAe Dupondius; 12.49g; 26-27mm

IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANA AVG GERM PM
Radiate head right

TR POT - COS II PP
SC in exergue
Abundantia seated left on chair made of crossed cornucopia

Woytek 49a
2 commentsRobin AyersNov 12, 2014
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Septimius Severus Minerva w/o shield I6 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Emesa(?)
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP SE - V PERT AVG COS I / laureate head right
Rev.: MINE - R VICT / Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip
2,84 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. -

Poor but rare...
2 commentsnummis durensisNov 12, 2014
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Septimius Severus Minerva w/o shield II6 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
194 A.D.
Emesa(?)
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP SE - V PERT AVG COS II / laureate head right
Rev.: MINER - VICTR / Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip
2,38 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. -
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 12, 2014
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565-578 AD, Justin II and Sophia7 viewsAe half follis; 20mm; 5.16g

DN IVSTINVS PP AVG
Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross
on globe, Sophia holding scepter

ANNO in left field, cross/Large K, II/III
TES in exergue

SB366, MIB 70
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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565-578 AD, Justin II & Sophia7 viewsAe Follis; 28-29mm; 11.87g

DNIVSTI-NVS PP AVG
Justin & Sophia, seated facing on double throne

ANNO in left field, cross/Large M/I, U in right field
NIKO in exergue

SB369; Nicomedia mint
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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Julia Domna, Stobi 11 viewsAe 23mm; 4.83g
Stobi, Macedonia

AVGVSTA-IVLIA
draped bust right

MVNICIP-STOBEN
Apollo hodling raven aloft, laurel branch behind

Josif (V107, R2)
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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Republic Denarius, L. FLAMINIUS CHILO20 viewsAr 3.48g; 18-20mm

ROMA
helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin

L. FLAMINI
CILO
Victory driving bega right, holding reigns and wreath

crawford 302/1
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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RPC II 1821 Vespasianus17 viewsObv: OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC, Laureate head right
Rev: KOINON KIΠPIΩN ETOYC H, Temple of Aphrodite Paphia in which conical xoanon; semi-circular forecourt.
AE26 (26.29 mm 10.74 g 6h) Struck in Cyprus 75-76 A.D.
RPC 1821
ex Künker eLive Auction 31 lot 209
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 12, 2014
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RPC II 2416 Vespasianus11 viewsObv: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙΣΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ / LB, Laureate head of Vespasian right, date LB in front
Rev: Τ ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ, Laureate head of Titus right
BIL/Tetradrachm (24.30 mm 11.51 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 69-70 A.D.
RPC 2416, SNG France 4 750, Dattari 345
ex Künker eLive Auction 31 lot 211
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 12, 2014
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Crispina, Ceres 9 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: CERES Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and torch
Ag, 2.84g, 16.8x18mm
Ref.: RIC 276, BMC Commodus 33, Kamp. 42.5
1 commentsshanxiNov 12, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.06 var. (rev. only)3 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 16, 1.98g, 16.27mm, 225°
obv. A[VT] K M AVR ANTWNINOC
laureate head r.
rev. [NIKO]POLI - TWN PROC
Dionysos, nude, stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in
extended r. hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3801 (this coin)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. No. 8.26.8.6 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. Nikopolis Addenda III, #177 (same die)
F, dark green patina
JochenNov 12, 2014
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Sear 19662 viewsManuel I Comnenus (1143 – 1180 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.86g, diameter 29mm.Abu GalyonNov 12, 2014
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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 20461 viewsObverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
20mm. 104g
wileycNov 12, 2014
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AE follis Alexios I SB 19003 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raises r. hand in benediction
Reverse: Cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity, beneath , large crescent around, four globules each surrounded by pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Pre reform First Crusade, 1081-1092 CE
Sear 1900 H. 2.18-19 Class J anonymous folles
25mm 6.99gm
wileycNov 12, 2014
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Plautilla, Concordia11 viewsAr Denarius; 18mm; 3.18g

PLAVTILLA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right, hair coiled on neck, ear showing

CONCORDIA-AVGG
Concordia standing left holding patera in right hand; staff in left

RIC 363
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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Julia Domna, Perinthos11 viewsPerinthos, Thrace
Ae 24mm; 5.58g

IOVLIA-DOMNA CEB
draped bust right

PERINQIWN-NEWKORWN
Concordia standing, holding patera n right hand over burning altar, cornucopia in left

Moushmov 4529; cf BMC Thrace.152.34; cf Mionnet Supp 11.415.1270
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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LEVON I (1198-1219 A.D.)12 viewsAr Tram Armenia
O: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԵՈՐ ՀԱՅՈ:   Levon enthroned facing, holding cross and lis-tipped scepter; throne decorated with lions .
R:  +ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ: Two lions rampant back-to-back, each with head reverted; between, long cross pattée.
Mint: uncertain, 1198-1219 AD
21 mm
2.9 gm
Bedoukian 498
2 commentsMatNov 12, 2014
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Julia Domna, Nikopolis11 viewsAe 26-27mm; 9.32g
Nikopolis ad Istrum; Magistrate Aurelius Gallus

QE(dot)A(dot) DOMNA CEBACTH
Draped bust right

VP(dot) L(dot) AVP GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN
Tyche standing head left wearing kalathos, rudder under right hand and corncopia in left arm

(dot) PROCI (dot) in exergue

HHJ (2013) 8.17.38.2
Robin AyersNov 12, 2014
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Kalachuri: Ratna Deva II (1126-1140) AR Pana (Singh Type II-B)3 viewsObv: Goddess Lakshmi seated facing
Rev: Devanagari legend Ratna/Deva in two lines

Reference:

Singh, K., Classification of Ratna Deva's Silver Coins, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 220, p. 35
SpongeBobNov 11, 2014
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Hiranyaka: Anonyous (ca. 3rd-4th century AD) Pb Unit (MCSI-134)2 viewsObv: Horse standing right facing pellet (solar symbol?)
Rev: Tree-in-railing left and six-arched hill right, with river below
SpongeBobNov 11, 2014
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Chutus of Banavasi: Mulananda (ca. 78-175 CE) Pb Unit (MACW-4971)5 viewsObv: 8-arched hill with river symbol below and Brahmi legend Rajno Mulanamdasa (narrow la variety)
Rev: Tree in simple railing with 4 compartments, with nandipada and swastika at left
SpongeBobNov 11, 2014
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François Ier Roi de France (1515-1547), pour Grenoble.1 viewsDouzain à la croisette, argent, 2,44 g
Fleur et L en fin de légende pour l'atelier de Grenoble, maitrise de Loys Proust (1540-1542).
A/ + FRANCISCVS D FRANCOR REX L, écu de France couronné dans un polylobe, Z sous l'écu
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM L, croix dans un quadrilobe.
Réfs : Duplessy 927 ; Sb 4368, 30960 ex.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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François Ier Roi de France (1515-1547), pour Dijon.1 viewsDemi teston, argent, 4,67 g.
Coquille en fin de légende au droit pour l'atelier de Dijon.
A/ + FRNCISCVS DEI GRA FRANCORE, tête couronnée à droite.
R/ NO NOBIS DNE SED NOI TVO DA G, écu de France couronné accosté de deux F couronnés.
Réfs : Duplessy 811 var.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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Languedoc - Comté de Rodez, Hugues II (1135-1208), Hugues III (...-1196), France.1 viewsDenier, argent, 0,60 g.
A/ +VGO COMES, croix.
R/ +RODES CIVI, +DAS dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc 2011, type L326 ; Poey d'Avant 3880.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
Gallienus_AE-Ant_GALLIENVS-AVG_MARTI-PACIFERO_A_RIC-V-I-236A_C-614_Gobl-570a_Rome_-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-24,5mm_6,47ga-s.jpg
090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 236A, Rome, Sole reign, MARTI PACIFERO, Mars left, (Very heavy, double thickness !!!)61 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 236A, Rome, Sole reign, MARTI PACIFERO, Mars left, (Very heavy, double thickness !!!)
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiated bust right.
revers:- MARTI-PACIFERO, Mars standing left holding shield on ground in let and olive branch in right, spear behind, H in left field.
exerg: A/-//--, diameter: 21,5-24,5mm, weight: 6,47g!!!, axes: 0h, thickness:2,5mm,
mint: Rome, date: 253-268-A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-236A, p-151, C-614, Gobl-570a
Q-001
3 commentsquadransNov 11, 2014
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 236H, Rome, Sole reign, MARTI PACIFERO, Mars left,49 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 236H, Rome, Sole reign, MARTI PACIFERO, Mars left,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiated bust right.
revers:- MARTI-PACIFERO, Mars standing left holding shield on ground in let and olive branch in right, spear behind, H in left field.
exerg: H/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,83g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 253-268-A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-236H, p-151,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 11, 2014
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Seigneurie de Béarn, Centulle IV, Centulle V, ... (1058 - XVème siècle), France.1 viewsObole, argent, 0,41 g.
A/ CENTULLO COM, croix cantonnée d'un point en 1 et 2.
R/ +ONOR FORCAS, PAX dans le champ.
Réfs : PA 3235.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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Languedoc - Alphonse Ier Jourdain, Comte de Toulouse (1103-1148), France.1 viewsDenier, argent, 1,11 g.
A/ +ANFOS COMES, croix cantonnée de deux crosses en 2 et 3.
R/ +TOLOSA CIVI, PAX dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L501, PA 3685 var.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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Languedoc - Roger Ier de Carcassonne, dit "Roger le Vieux" (957-1012)1 viewsObole, argent, 0,69 g.
A/ +CIPVI + TATIS, +OIO dans la champ.
R/ +CARCASON, croix.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L132.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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Pour Charles II, atelier de Melle, France.1 viewsObole, 0,82 g, frappe vers 840-864.
A/ Monogramme carolin
R/ +METVLO, croix
Réfs : Num. Carolingien 1993, type 622. Monnaie présente dans les trésors d'Angers, de Brioux, de St-Cyr-en-Talmandois, de Marçay et de Cuerdale.
GabalorNov 11, 2014
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Follis, Class J, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)4 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
SpongeBobNov 11, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian - silvered antoninianus5 viewsSerdica
early 273 – early 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG
Emperor in military dress standing right, holding short sceptre in left hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand
IOVI CON_SER
S
BNC p.394; RIC1st 264 var.; die match: Vienna (75004, Rohde)
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2623

RARE obverse legend
Johny SYSELNov 11, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, #356 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, #3
avers:-IMP-PROB-VS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:-FIDES-M-ILITVM, Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt E, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,07g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th emision of Rome, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 169, p-36,
Q-003
1 commentsquadransNov 11, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus1 viewsSerdica
early 273 – early 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG
Emperor in military dress standing right, holding short sceptre in left hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand
IOVI CON_SER
S
BNC p.394; RIC1st 264 var.; die match: Vienna (75004, Rohde)
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2623

RARE obverse legend
Johny SYSELNov 11, 2014
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus2 viewsSerdica
early 273 – early 274
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Emperor in military dress standing right, holding short sceptre in left hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand
IOVI_CON_SER
P
LV 9802-24; RIC 260
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2601
Johny SYSELNov 11, 2014
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Tetricus II - AE antoninianus1 viewsTrier
273-274
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Spes advancing left, extending flower in right, raising skirt drapery with left
SPES AVGG
Cunetio hoard 2647, Elmer 791, Appleshaw hoard 468, Kirkby hoard 117
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELNov 11, 2014
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