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160 - Constantine the Great - AE Folis - RIC VI Lugdunum 304 2 viewsObv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from rear)
Rev:- MARTI CO-NSERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (F | T / PLC). Sping A.D. 310-311
Reference:– Bastien XI 531 (34 examples of which 29 with this reverse legend break). RIC VI Lugdunum 304 (C)

24.30 mm. 3.98 gms. 45 degrees.
maridvnvmFeb 28, 2015
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Trajan 'Spes' Denarius0 viewsOBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP
REV: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Spes standing left, holding flower & raising hem of skirt

20mm 2,7g

SEAR:3127 RIC:127
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Trajan 'Divus Pater' Denarius1 viewsMinted AD 145 in Rome

OBV: IMP TRAINANVS AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
REV: DIVVS PATER TRAIAN, Trajan's father seated left with patera & scepter

19mm 2,7g

RIC:252 SEAR:3323
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Trajan 'Victory' Denarius1 viewsMinted 107-108 in Rome

OBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
REV: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palmbranch

19mm 2,6g

RIC:128
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia0 viewsUnattributedCarsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia0 viewsUnattributedCarsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Hetoum II (1289-1303) - Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia0 viewsÆ Kardez

OBV: Crowned bust facing, undeciphered legend
REV: Patriarchal cross, undeciphered legend

24mm 3g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Antoninus Pius 'Annona' Denarius1 viewsMinted AD 151-152 in Rome

OBV: ANTONINVSAVG [PIVS PP IMP II]
REV: TR POT [XIX?] COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius set on prow to right

19mm 2,3g

Sear:4123 RIC:249
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius 'Consecration' Denarius0 viewsMinted 180AD in Rome

OBV: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS
REV: CONSECRATIO, Funeryl pyre with girlands & emperor in quadriga

17mm 2,5g

Sear:5979 RIC:279
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Hetoum I (1226-1270) - Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia1 viewsDenomination: Æ Tank

OBV: 'Hetoum, king of Armenians" in Armenian, King enthroned, facing holding staff & cross
REV: "Struck in the city of Ayas" in Armenian, Latin cross, lines in each quadrant

28mm 5,6g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Smpad (1296-1298) - Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia0 viewsOBV: King riding right, holding scepter
REV: Criss, in each angle a bird/lily

Legends not transcribed

18mm 1,6g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Levon III (1301-1307) - Armenian Kingdon of Cilicia0 viewsOBV: King seated, in oriental fashion
REV: Latin cross

Legends not transcribed

20mm 3,1g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Levon III (1301-1307) - Armenian Kingdon of Cilicia0 viewsOBV: King seated, in oriental fashion
REV: Latin cross

Legends not transcribed

20mm 2,4g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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Levon III (1301-1307) - Armenian Kingdon of Cilicia1 viewsOBV: King seated, in oriental fashion
REV: Latin cross

Legends not transcribed

20mm 2,6g
Carsten BFeb 28, 2015
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3) The Tyrannicides: Brutus4 viewsGold stater, BMCRR II p. 474, 48; RPC I 1701A (Thracian Kings); BMC Thrace p. 208, 1 (same); SNG Cop 123 (Scythian Dynasts), military mint, weight 8.39g, 44 - 42 B.C.; obverse Roman consul L. Junius Brutus (traditional founder of the Republic) in center, accompanied by two lictors, KOΣΩN in ex, BR (Brutus) monogram left; reverse eagle standing left on scepter, wings open, raising wreath in right talon; ex CNG Store

From the Elwood Rafn Collection.

1 commentsSosiusFeb 28, 2015
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ISLAMIC, IFRIQIYA, HAFSIDS, AH 700/ 1300 A.D.4 viewsSquare AR Dirham
O: la ilah illa Allah / al-amr kolluhu li-'llah / la quwat illa billah ("There is no god but Allah. All power belongs to Allah. There is no strength except in Allah"), lines of inscription separated by double linear border.
R: Allah rabbuna / Muhammad rassuluna / al-Mahdi imamuna ("Allah is our Lord. Muhammad is our Prophet. The Mahdi is our imam"); lines of inscription separated by double linear border; outer beaded border both sides.
1.33g
15x14mm
Hohertz 74; Album 514
MatFeb 28, 2015
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Domitian AE23 Macedonia 7 viewsObv.
AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB
Laureate head right

Rev.
KOINON MAKEDONWN
Macedonian Shield
3 commentsancientdaveFeb 28, 2015
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Tiberius As SC 25 viewsObv.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII
Bare head left

Rev.
PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXIIII
SC
ancientdaveFeb 28, 2015
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Tiberius Denarius Livia Seated6 viewsObv.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right, holding reversed spear & branch

ancientdaveFeb 28, 2015
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Vespasian Antioch As SC6 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG
Laureate head left

Rev.
SC surrounded by wreath

1 commentsancientdaveFeb 28, 2015
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S.867 Redwulf (Brother)0 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Brother
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
O: +REDVLF RE
R: +BRODER

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapFeb 27, 2015
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 0182 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bare headed, draped bust right
Rev:– PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Geta standing left holding branch and spear, trophy behind
Minted in Rome. A.D. 200
Reference:– RIC 18. RSC 157
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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087 - Gordian III denarius - RIC 0812 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– P M TR P III COS P P, Gordian riding left on horseback.
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 81. RSC 234
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 1152 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P V COS II P P, Sol, radiate, standing left, right hand raised, holding whip in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 197-198
Reference:– RIC IV 115
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 120c3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate head right
Rev:– VICT AVGG COS II P P, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Minted in Rome. A.D. 197-198
Reference:– RIC 120c, RSC 694
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 350G3 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– ROMAE AE-TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left.
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC IV 350G; BMCRE 323; RSC 615
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4812 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– BMCRE 445. RIC 481. RSC 288
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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Reigns of Valerian and Gallienus. AE23, Alexandria, Troas4 viewsAE23
Obv:– CO-L TROA, turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind;
Rev:– CO AVG TRO, eagle, with open wings, standing right on forepart of a bull
Minted in Alexandria, Troas, c. 253 - 268 A.D. reigns of Valerian and Gallienus

22.38 mm. 5.22 gms.
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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066 - Caracalla AE31 - Amasia, Pontos, Burning altar 3 viewsAE31
Obv: AU KAI M AUR ANTWNINOS, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ADR SEU AN AMASIAS MH NE P P / ET - CH, Burning altar with tree to left
Minted in Amaseia/Amasia, Pontos, 208-209 AD

15.08 gms, 30.95 mm
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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120 - Tetricus I - RIC 080 (Heavy)2 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP TETRICVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HILARITAS AVGG, Hilaritas standing left, holding long branch and cornucopiae
Minted in Mainz or Trier mint 273-274AD
Reference:– RIC 80. Elmer 789. AGK (corr) 4c. Kamp 102.19

19.90 mm, 4.28 gms
maridvnvmFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 523, Dupondius of c.AD 66 (Victory)4 viewsÆ Dupondius (15.2g, Ø28mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck c.AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESARAVG PM MAX TR P P P, laureate head right, globe
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (field), Victoria walkingholding palm branch.
RIC 523; BMC 356; Cohen 344
ex G.Henzen (1997)
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 450, Dupondius of c.AD 65 (Victory)5 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.1g, Ø31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck c.AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head left (globe)
Rev.: VICTORIA - AV-GVSTI (around) S C (field), Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch.
RIC 450; BMCRE 352
ex D. Ruskin (1998).
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 450, Dupondius of c.AD 65 (Victory)4 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø30mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head left (globe)
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (field), Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch.
RIC 450; BMCRE 352
ex Holleman (1996)
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 410, Dupondius of c.AD 65 (Victory)4 viewsÆ Dupondius (12.7g, Ø28mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck c.AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, laureate head left (globe)
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGUSTI (around) II (ex.) S C (field), Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch.
RIC 410; Cohen 341
ex G.Henzen (1996)
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 379, Dupondius of c.AD 64 (Victory)3 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø30mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck c.AD 64
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, radiate head right (w. globe)
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (field) II (ex.), Victoria walking left holding wreath and palm.
RIC 379
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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Nero, RIC 204, Dupondius of c.AD 64 (Victory)3 viewsÆ Dupondius (12.8g, Ø28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck c.AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (field) II (ex.), Victory walking right.
RIC 204
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995)
Charles SFeb 27, 2015
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RIC 0098 Domitianus8 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev : TR POT COS VIII P P, Minerva standing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (18.19 mm 3.18 g 6h) Struck in Rome 82 A.D.
RIC 98 (C), RSC 592, BMCRE 24, BNF 34
ex ACR Auctions E-Auction 23 Lot 568
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 27, 2015
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Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Salus4 viewsReference.
RIC 98; C 1151

Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: P M TR P COS III.
Salus seated left with patera, feeding serpent rising from altar.

3.31 gr
okidokiFeb 27, 2015
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Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Pietas standing5 viewsReference.
RIC 96, SRCV II 3524 var; C 1115
Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate bare-chest bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Pietas standing facing, head left, raising both hands

3.61 gr
okidokiFeb 27, 2015
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S.856 Aethelred I (Tidwulf)4 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Tidwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
O: +AEDILRED Π
R: +TIDVVLF

Tidwulf was a rare moneyer for Aethelred I. He is not known to have struck coins for any other rulers, although his name is sometimes imitated on the later irregular stycas.

Ex- Davissons Auction 34 (lot 94), Dr. Cedric S. Raine
NapFeb 27, 2015
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Crusaders. Lordship Beirut. Raymond of Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise8 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Beirut. Raymond de Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise
Obverse: T.V.R.R.I.S.; tower of David, annulet each side of the tower
Reverse: + D.A.V.I.T.; eight pointed star

weight 0.69g – diameter 15 mm

Ref.: Schlumberger Pl. III, 26 (attributed to the kingdom of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan); Malloy et al. 2; Metcalf 206 f. ; Sabine, NC (1978), Type 2
Ex goancient
Vladislav DFeb 27, 2015
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S.872 Redwulf (Herreth)2 viewsrregular styca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Herreth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: +RED+HLV
R: +HERRED
NapFeb 27, 2015
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Lysimachos, Kings Of Thrace. 305-281 BC. AE 15mm3 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, above and beneath forepart of lion leaping right over spear-head; dot in delta monogram, caduceus and spear-head behind.
SNG Tuebingen 969; Lindgren I, 907; Weber 2731.
ancientoneFeb 27, 2015
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Temnus, Aeolis. AE 18mm2 viewsObv. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Rev. D/H, T/A to left and right of Athena standing left,
holding Nike and bunch of grapes, shield on ground behind
her.

BMC 10.
ancientoneFeb 27, 2015
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County of Tripoli, Raymond II 1137-1152 Æ Pougeoise2 viewsCounty of Tripoli, Raymond II 1137-1152 Æ Pougeoise
15.9 mm ; 0.968 g .
Obverse: + RAMVNDVS, crescent and eight-pointed star, pellet between each ray .
Reverse: cross with ornament in each corner .
CCS 5
Ex FORUM ; Ex Malloy
Vladislav DFeb 27, 2015
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise6 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 14-17 mm ; 0,5 g
Obverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.
Reverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon pommeté .
CCS 35 .
Very Rare .
Vladislav DFeb 27, 2015
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Topalov 35 - Bronze One-Sided Arrowhead Denomination 1 - Late Type2 views5th Century B.C.
Cast Arrowhead Proto-money
0.79 gm, 22x7 mm
Obverse: Cast convex surface having the contour of an arrowhead with a uniformly thick bulging rib. The letter A above the rib.
Reverse: Flat surface of an arrow-head without any images and inscriptions.
Topalov Apollonia p.153-54, 34-36; p.736, version 2

Topalov Type 35. Bronze denomination 1(?) one-sided arrow-head coin late type (5th c. B.C.)
Obverse: Cast convex surface of the contour of an arrow-head with a uniformly thick bulging rib. The letter A (above or below the rib).
Reverse: Flat surface of the contour of an arrow-head.
JaimelaiFeb 27, 2015
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Roman Empire / Emperor Caracalla -  Aesculapius { God of Medicine }AR Denarius7 viewsObverse : ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; 
Reverse : P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Aesculapius { God of Medicine }standing facing holding snake-wreathed wand, globe right on ground.

Rome mint. 3.27 gr / 19.8 mm. XF.

RIC 251




4 commentsSamFeb 26, 2015
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BCC LT444 viewsTessera of uncertain alloy
Roman, 1st Century CE
Obv: ....VG
Imperial bust, right.
Rev: Inscription in three lines
VEN?/..M/...S
The tessera has a void with some kind
of white crystalline mineralization between
the obverse and reverse sides.
Dia. 20mm. Wt:1.74gm. Axis:180
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1 commentsv-dromeFeb 26, 2015
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1820 - 320 reis R2 viewsFeatures KM # 324.2
Country Brazil
Years 1818-1821
Value 320 Réis (320)
Metal Silver (.917)
Weight 8.96 g
Shape Round
xoklengFeb 26, 2015
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Numerian, Billion Antoninianus 1 viewsAD 283 - 284 Lyons Mint
3.35 grams
Obv. - IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, holding spear
Rev. - MARS V-ICTOR, Mars walking right, holding trophy & spear, C to right
Similar to RIC 388
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
Mint State Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5: Silvering - (This coin has more silvering than the photo indicates)
My total cost was $173
Richard M10Feb 26, 2015
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48 - Villefort et Vialas, Lozère, France1 viewsJeton de nécessité des mines de Villefort et Vialas, Lozère
Laiton, 28 mm
A/ MINES DE VILLEFORT & VIALAS
R/ 2 FRANCS
NMC 1.4
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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90 - Territoire de Belfort, France.1 viewsCoopérative Alimentaire, Beaucourt, Territoire de Belfort
Laiton nickelé 27 mm
A/ COOPERATIVE ALIMENTAIRE - BEAUCOURT // UN POUR TOUS - TOUS POUR UN, contremarque "EXPOSITION"
R/ COOPERATION // 20 c
Réfs : Elie 10.6
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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13 - Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhône, France1 viewsCasino de Cassis, Bouches du Rhône
Nickel, 23 mm
A/ CASINO DE CASSIS // 2
R/ CASINO DE CASSIS // 2
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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42 - Estivareilles, Loire, France.0 viewsCharet négociant, Estivareilles, Loire
Zinc nickelé, 21 mm
A/ CHARET E. - NEGOCIANT - ESTIVAREILLES (LOIRE)
R/ 75 c
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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69 - Lyon, Rhône, France0 viewsTaverne du Lion d'Argent, Lyon, Rhône
Maillechort, 26 mm
A/ TAVERNE DU LION D'ARGENT - L. ROUX // 40 C
R/ - -
Réfs : Elie T15.3
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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43 - Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France.0 viewsCafé Miramand, le Puy, Haute Loire
Laiton, 25 mm
A/ CAFE MIRAMAND LE PUY
R/ BON POUR 25 c EN CONSOMATION
Réfs : Elie 45.1
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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31 - Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France0 viewsGrand Café de la Comédie, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Laiton, 31 mm
A/ GRAND CAFE DE LA COMEDIE - TOULOUSE // 5 c
R/ 5 c
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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59 - Aniche, Nord, France0 viewsJeton de 30 sols des mines d'Aniche, Nord
cuivre, 30 mm
A/ M D 1820
R/ 30 S
Refs : NMC 1.2
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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Campgate: Costanzo II, zecca di Londinium2 viewsConstantius II, AE3, Londinium mint
AE, 3,61 gr, mm..., R2
D/ FLA CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with two turrets & star above. PLON in ex
RIC VII 297 of London
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 26 febbraio 2015, numero catalogo XXX), ex Saúl Roll collection (Boston MA, Usa, fino al 2015)
Note: obverse legend hardly visible, probably due to clogged dies.
paoloFeb 26, 2015
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S.872 Herreth (Herreth)2 viewsIrregular styca in the name of "Herreth"
Most likely struck during the time of King Eanred
Moneyer: Herreth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: X HERREÐ
R: X HERREÐ

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 26, 2015
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S.869 Osberht (Eanwulf)2 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria 849-867
Moneyer: Eanwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 869

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapFeb 26, 2015
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S.865 Aethelred II (Wulfsige)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Wulfsige
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDLIRED RE
R: +VVLFSIC

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapFeb 26, 2015
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S.862 Eanred (Aldates)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Aldates
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED RE
R: +ALDATES

Aldates is possibly a variation of the moneyer 'Gadutels' or even 'Badigils'. Or they may have all been separate moneyers. Aldates is not known to have coined for any other rulers.

Ex- eBay
NapFeb 26, 2015
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S.862 Eanred (Wulfred)2 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Wulfred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED RE
R: +VVLFRED

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapFeb 26, 2015
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S.862 Eanred (Wihtred)2 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Wihtred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED REX
R: +DIHTRR (retrograde)

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapFeb 26, 2015
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32 - Auch, Gers, France0 viewsVille d'Auch, Gers
Aluminium, 27,5 mm
A/ AUGUSTA AUSCORUM
R/ VILLE D'AUCH / 10 C / 1917
Réfs : Elie 10.3
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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Aethelred of Mercia (?)3 viewsSceatta, possibly of Aethelred of Mercia (674-705)
S.780
Abramson 92-10
Moneyer: unknown (or Aethelred)
Mint: unknown
O: Degenerate head (porcupine)
R: Aethiliraed (runic in two lines)
NapFeb 26, 2015
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34 - Béziers, Hérault0 viewsSociété du Grand Café Glacier, Beziers, Hérault
Aluminium, 25 mm
A/ SOCIETE DU GRAND CAFE GLACIER / 1921 / BEZIERS
R/ BON POUR 25 CENT
Réfs : Elie 55.3
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
278~0.JPG
11 - Montolieu, Aude, France0 viewsFrançois Ratie (épicerie, mercerie), Montolieu, Aude
Laiton, 21 mm
A/ FRANCOIS RATIE / MONTOLIEU
R/ 5 C
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
Portus_Claaudii-2.jpg
Portus Claudii10 viewsÆ sestertius (22.54g, maximum Ø34.24mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head of Nero right, globe below tip of bust.
Rev.: PORT AVG (below) S C (above), aerial view of the harbour of Ostia, showing pier, breakwaters, lighthouse surmounted by the statue of Neptune, seven ships, and the figure of Tiber reclining left in foreground, holding rudder and dolphin.
Mac Dowall (The western Coinages of Nero, ANS SSN 161) 476; RIC 586 (R2); BMCRE 323 var. (different obv. legend); Cohen 253 var. (emperor's head to left); CBN 74 var. (different obv. legend); Sear (RCV) 1953var.

Rome's original harbour was Ostia, situated at the mouth of the Tiber. It could not easily handle large sea-going vessels such as those of the grain fleet. Therefore, Claudius initiated the construction of a new all-weather harboru at Portus, about 4 km north of Ostia. The project was completed under Nero who renamed the harbour "Portus Augusti".

It was a huge project enclosing an area of 69 hectares, with two long curving moles projecting into the sea, and an artificial island, bearing a lighthouse, in the centre of the space between the moles. The foundation of this lighthouse was provided by filling with concrete and sinking one of the massive ships that Caligula had used to transport an obelisk from Egypt for the Circus Maximus. These giant ships had a length of around 100m and displaced a minimum of 7400 tons. The harbour opened directly to the sea on the northwest and communicated with the Tiber by a channel on the southeast. However, it was very exposed to the weather and under Trajan was superseded by a new land-locked inner basin linked to the Tiber by a canal.
Charles SFeb 26, 2015
269~0.JPG
42 - St-Maurice-en-Gourgeois, Loire, France1 viewsCafé de la place, Berger Faure, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, Loire
Zinc nickelé, 24 mm
A/ CAFE DE LA PLACE / BERGER FAURE / St MAURICE EN GOURGOIS
R/ BON POUR 12 c 1/2 EN CONSOMMATION
Réfs : Elie 20.1
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
Portus_Traiani-2.jpg
Portus Trajani11 viewsPortus Trajani
Æ Sestertius (26.66g, Ø35mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 104-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate draped bust of Trajan facing right.
Rev.: (PORTVM TRAIANI around, S C in ex.), Basin of Trajan's harbour (Portus Traiani), near Ostia, surrounded by warehouses, ships in centre.
RIC 471 (R2); Cohen 305; BMC 770A; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 104:59
ex Jean Elsen Auction 95; ex coll. A. Senden: "L'architecture des monnaies Romaines".

Due to the vulnarability of Portus Claudii, witness the events of 62 AD when a violent storm destroyed some 200 ships in the port, Trajan built a second one farther inland behind the port of Claudius. The work was carried out in the years 100-112 AD, and included improvements of the Claudian harbour. It was a hexagonal basin enclosing an area of 39 hectares, and communicating by canals with the harbour of Claudius, with the Tiber directly, and with the sea. The capacity of the harbour was much enlarged, and many new warehouses were built around it, remains of which may still be seen: The fineness of the brickwork of which they are built is remarkable. The sides of the hexagonal basin were over 350 m, the maximum diameter more than 700 m., and 5m deep. The bottom was covered with stones, at the north end gradually sloping upwards, to reach a depth of only one meter at the edge of the basin.

The basin could contain more than 100 ships that did not moor alongside the quays, but at a straight angle. It was surrounded by a few wide treads (total width c. 6 m.). On the quays was a wall, with five narrow doorways (1.80) on each side of the hexagon. The doorways are too narrow for wagons. Apparently the goods were unloaded and carried by slaves. This can also be seen on several reliefs and mosaics. The wall facilitated the control of the flow of goods, for the Customs Service and the levying of import duties (the portorium).

The hexagon may have been designed by Apollodorus of Damascus, the architect of Trajan's Market in Rome. No other harbours are known with this shape, suggesting that it was chosen not only for practical purposes, but also for aesthetic reasons.

Portus was the main port of ancient Rome for more than 500 years and provided a conduit for everything from glass, ceramics, marble and slaves to wild animals caught in Africa and shipped to Rome for spectacles in the Colosseum.
Charles SFeb 26, 2015
262~0.JPG
Côte Française des Somalis, Djibouti2 viewsCôte Française des Somalis, Djibouti, Chambre de Commerce.
Laiton, 21 mm
A/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE / DJIBOUTI / 1921
R/ 50 Cmes
Réfs : Elie 10.8
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
253.JPG
54 - Saulnes, Merthe-et-Moselle, France1 viewsCoopérative, Saulnes, Meurthe-et-Moselle
Laiton, 26 mm
A/ UNION COOPERATIVE / SAULNES
R/ FLÛTE
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
244~0.JPG
12 - Viviez, Aveyron, France0 viewsBoulangerie Coopérative, Viviez, Aveyron
Laiton, 27 mm
A/ BOULANGERIE COOPERATIVE / VIVIEZ // 4 Kos
R/ 1931 / 250
Réfs : Elie 10.4
GabalorFeb 26, 2015
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A104-04 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 18 mm 4.0 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV-GG" – Emperador de pié a la izquierda vestido militarmente, recibiendo Victoriola (Victoria sobre globo) de Júpiter (ó Carus) de pié a la derecha portando en su la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "Γ" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta.Emisión Mar/Jul.283 D.C.
Ceca: Coele Syria – Antioquía – Hoy Antakya –Turquía (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #466 P.202, Sear RCTV III #12256 P.504, Cohen VI #108 P.380, DVM #21 P.264, Hunter #44 Pink p.56 serie 4
mdelvalleFeb 26, 2015
RIC_447_Antoniniano_Numeriano.jpg
A104-02 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 20 mm 3.5 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROVIDENT AVGG" - Providentia de pié a izquierda portando dos espigas de maiz con la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre un Modius y cornucopia en izquierda. "VXXI" en exergo.
Representación NO habitual de la Providentia con los atributos de la Annona o de la Abundantia.

Acuñada 4ta.Emisión Ago.283 - Ene.284 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.5ta.) - Pavia Italia

Referencias: RIC Vb #447 (C) P.199, Sear RCTV III #12253 P.504, Cohen VI #83 P.377, DVM #17 P.264, Hunter #36, Pink p.39 serie 4, Maravielle #1731, La Venèra. IV/1283
mdelvalleFeb 26, 2015
RIC_161_Incierto_Antoniniano_Carino.jpg
A103-30 - CARINO Como Cesar de Caro (Oct.282 - Mar.283 D.C.)1 viewsCopia bárbara
AE Minimus 15 mm 1.6 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro

Anv: "M A[VR CARINVS NOB CAES]" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[PRIN]CIPI IVVENT[VT]" - El Principe con vestimenta militar de pié a izquierda, portando globo en mano derecha y largo cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada: Posterior a 282 D.C.
Ceca: Incierta

Referencias Similar RIC Vb #161 P.158, Cohen VI #91 P.393, DVM #14 P.265
mdelvalleFeb 26, 2015
RIC_238_Antoniniano_Carino.jpg
A103-12 - CARINO (Mar.283 - Set.285 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.4 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro, acuñada como Co-Augusto con su hermano menor Numeriano.

Anv: "IMP [C M A]VR CARINVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AEQVITAS AV[GG]" – Aequitas (La Equidad) de pié a izquierda, portando balanza en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en la izquierda . "KAZ" en exergo.

Acuñada Set.283 - Nov.284 D.C.
Ceca: Roma Italia (Off.7ma.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #238 (C) P.169, Cohen VI #8 P.384, Sear RCTV '88 #3462, DVM #3 P.265, La Venèra. IV/3291 (7ex.)
mdelvalleFeb 26, 2015
RIC_314A_Antoniniano_Carino.jpg
A103-10 - CARINO (Mar.283 - Set.285 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 23 mm 3.0 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto con su hermano menor Numeriano.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV[GG]" - Emperador (Carino) a derecha, portando largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda, recibiendo de Júpiter/Numeriano a izquierda, portando cetro corto en mano izquierda, Victoriola (Palladium) con mano derecha. Ambos con vestimenta militar."B" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 5ta.Emisión 283 - 284 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #314a (R) P.177, Sear RCTV III #13362 var (Antioquia) P.516, Sear RCTV'88 #3477 var, Cohen VI #184 P.402, DVM #25 P.265, La Venera IV/4321, Hunter #46-8
mdelvalleFeb 26, 2015
RIC_264_Antoniniano_Carino.jpg
A103-08 - CARINO (Mar.283 - Set.285 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 25 x 20 mm 3.5 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro, acuñada como Augusto solo.

Anv: "IMP CARINVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PIETA-S AVG" – Mercurio de pié desnudo a izquierda, vistiendo petaso sobre la cabeza, portando bolsa en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y caduceo en el izquierdo, del que además cuelga su manto . "KAΔ" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta.Emisión 284-285 D.C.
Ceca: Roma Italia (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #264 (C) P.171, Cohen VI #72 P.391, La Venera IV/3877, Sear RCTV III #12351 P.515, Hunter #31, Pink pp.38-9 series 5-6
mdelvalleFeb 25, 2015
RIC_158_Antoniniano_Carino.jpg
A103-05 - CARINO Como Cesar de Caro (Oct.282 - Mar.283 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 mm 3.7 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro

Anv: "M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PRINCIPI IVVENTVT" - El Principe con vestimenta militar de pié a izquierda, portando una insignia militar en mano derecha y largo cetro vertical en izquierda. "εKA" en exergo.

Acuñada Dic.282-Mar.283 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #158 P.158, Sear RCTV III #12303 P.510, Sear RCTV '88 #3454, Cohen VI #103 P.394, DVM #15 Pag.265, Hunter #5, Pink pp.31-2 series 1-2b, La Venèra. IV/1840 (27 ex.)
mdelvalleFeb 25, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.32.04 var. #23 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 11.48g, 28.18mm, 60°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI M AR AVRH - KO[MODOC]
Laureate head r.
rev. HG - EM KAIKI CERBEILI NEIK[o]P PROC IC - T
River god, bearded, nude to hips, leaning l., holding water plants in r. hand and resting
with l. arm on urn from which water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var.
b) this variant not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.32.4 var. (has PROC IC)
F+, brown green patina
JochenFeb 25, 2015
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Matidia, niece of Trajan, mother of Sabina11 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.51g, Ø35mm, 6h), Rome mint. Struck AD 113-117.
MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped diademed bust of Matidia facing right.
PIETAS AVGST (around) S C (in ex.), Pietas standing left, placing her hands on the heads of two children.
RIC (Trajan) 761 [R3]; Cohen 11 (350 Fr.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 107:112
ex Ibercoins, Madrid

Matidia was the daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana and thus niece of Trajan, born about AD 68. She assumed the title of Augusta upon the death of her mother in 112. On reverse, Matidia, as Pietas, with her daughters Matidia the younger and Sabina, future wife of Hadrian. After her death in 119, a temple was dedicated to her on the forum of Trajan.
3 commentsCharles SFeb 25, 2015
mt_gerizim.jpg
(0218) ELAGABALUS3 views218-222 AD
AE 21.5 mm max; 9.99 g.
O: Laureate bust right.
R: Mount Gerizim with colonnade and steps leading to temple.
Samaria, Neapolis
laneyFeb 25, 2015
187~1.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Liard0 viewsLiard, cuivre, 3,55 g, 22 mm
D au revers pour Lyon
A/ L XIIII ROY DE FR ET DE NAV 1695, buste de Louis XIV à droite.
R/ LIARD DE FRANCE, trois lis dessous
Réfs : C2G-194b1
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
172~1.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 1/12 d'écu0 views1/12 d'écu au buste adolescent, argent, 2,27 g
A sous l'écu pour Paris
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1662, écu de France couronné.
Réfs : Droulers 330 (5.045.932 ex.)
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
159~2.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Quart d'écu0 viewsQuart d'écu, argent, 6,70 g
A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1643, écu de France couronné.
Réfs : Droulers 296 (666.682 ex.).
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
146~5.JPG
Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.1 viewsDenier tournois, cuivre, 0,88 g
Av./ GAST PATR R VSFR PR DOM A, buste drapé à droite.
Rv./ + DENIER TOVRNOIS 1649
Réfs : CGKL 756A
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
129.JPG
Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3,10 g
Av./ + GASTON VSVE DE LA SOV DOMB G, buste au col fraisé à droite.
Rv./ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1636 B, trois lis sous un lambel.
Réfs : CGKL 736g1
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
Trajse33-1.jpg
Trajan, RIC 569, Sestertius of AD 103-111 (Dacia bridge)4 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.1g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 103-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan right.
Re.: S·P·Q·R·OPTIMO PRINCIPI [around] S C [in ex.] Single-span bridge with tower at each end, below a boat.
RIC 569; BMCRE 848; Cohen 542; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 100:21
ex CNG, 2001

According to RIC the bridge represented on the reverse is the ancient Pons Sublicus.
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
TRAJSE55.jpg
Trajan, RIC 624, Sestertius of AD 112-114 (Felicitas)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.9g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 112-114.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI P Plaureate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: FELICITAS AVGVST [around] S C [ex.] Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC 624; Cohen 142 (4 Fr.)
ex Jesu Vico S.A., Auction 140 (2014)
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
TRAJSE52-3.jpg
Trajan, RIC 556, Sestertius of AD 106-1114 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.50g, Ø32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 106-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan with aegis, facing right.
Rev.: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI [around,] S C [ex.] The Danube river god standing left, cloak billowing behind, holding reed and forcing Dacia to the ground with his knee.
RIC 558 [scarce]; Cohen 525 (fr.25); BMCRE 793 (note); Foss (Roman Historical Coins): 100/23
ex Gitbud & Naumann Auction 23 lot 777 (2014)

Historical background: In 106 A.D., Trajan besieged Sarmizegetusa, the Dacian capital. With the aid of a Dacian traitor, the Romans found and destroyed water pipes supplying the city. Running out of water and food the city fell and was burned to the ground. Decebalus fled but, followed by the Roman cavalry, committed suicide rather than face capture. The river-god on the reverse is usually described as Tiber, however, the reverse likely personifies the impact of the Roman destruction of the Dacian's water supply. Dacia's own water supply has betrayed her, knocked her to the ground, and is choking her.
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 81, for Divus Augustus, As of AD 22-30 (Altar) 3 viewsÆ As (10,0g, Ø 29mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 22-30.
Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate portrait of Augustus left.
Rev.: PROVIDENT (ex.), S C left & right of ornamented altar enclosure with double panelled door.
RIC (Tiberius) 81; Cohen (Augustus) 228
ex. D.Ruskin (1994)
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
TibeAs08-2.jpg
Tiberius, RIC 82, for Divus Augustus, As of AD 34-37 (Eagle on globe) 4 viewsÆ As (__g, Ø__mm, 12h) Rome mint, struck AD 34-37.
Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate portrait of Augustus left.
Rev.: S C left & right of eagle standing on globe, head right, wings half spread.
RIC (Tiberius) 82; BMCRE 155; Cohen (Augustus) 247
ex. J.Jencek, 2000
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
118~3.JPG
Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3,11 g
Lettre R au droit pour l'atelier de Villeneuve.
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAV, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1626, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 488
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
109~4.JPG
Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3,43 g
Lettre & au droit pour l'atelier d'Aix
A/ LOYS XIII R D FRAN ET NAVA REX, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 161Z, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 258b1
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
097~2.JPG
Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Douzain1 viewsDouzain, argent (billon), 1,79 g.
Atelier de Clermont Ferrand
A/ HENRICVS IIII D G FRAN ET NAV REX, écu de France couronné et accosté de deux H couronnés.
R/ SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICT 1594, croix cantonnée de deux lis et de deux couronnes.
Réfs : Sb 4436
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
086~2.JPG
Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Douzain1 viewsDouzain du premier type, argent (billon), 2,27 g.
Clef en fin de légende au revers pour l'atelier de Barcelonnette
A/ HENRICVS IIII D G FRAN ET NAV REX, écu de France couronné et accosté de deux H.
R/ SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICT 1593, croix cantonnée de quatre couronnes.
Réfs : Sb 4418
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
071~7.JPG
Charles X, Cardinal de Bourbon (1589-1590) - Douzain1 viewsDouzain, argent, 1,81 g.
P sous l'écu pour Dijon
A/ CAROLVS X D G FRANCORVM REX, écu de France couronné, accosté de deux C.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM, croix fleurdelisée, cantonnée de couronnes
Réfs : Sb-4412
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 44, As of AD 22 (large S C) 5 viewsÆ As (10.8g, Ø30mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 22.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, bare head of Tiberius left.
Rev.: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXIIII round large S C.
RIC 44; BMCRE 91; Cohen 19.
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
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Augustus, RIC 347, Dupondius of 19-4 BC (oak wreath) 4 viewsÆ Dupondius (10.7g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck 19-4 BC.
Obv.: AVGVSTVS / TRIBVNIC / POTEST, with tall T in AVGVSTVS, in three lines in oak wreath
Rev.: P STOLO III VIR A A A F F round large S C
RIC 347 (R2)
ex Medierranean Coins (2001)
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
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Augustus, RIC 237, for Tiberius, As of AD 10-14 (Altar of Lyons) 4 viewsÆ As (10.2g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 10-14.
Obv.: TI CAESAR AVGVST F·IMPERAT V, bare head of Tiberius left
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lyons decorated with the corona civica between laurel branches flanked by stylized male figures; left and right of the altar, Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC (Augustus) 237; Cohen (Tiberius) 31; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 56/1
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994)
Dedication of the altar in Ludugnum (Lyon) presided over by Tiberius together with Augustus in 10 BC.
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
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Augustus, RIC 245, for Tiberius, As of AD 10-14 (Altar of Lugdunum) 3 viewsÆ As (8.5g, Ø24mm, 4h) Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 10-14.
Obv.: TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, laureate head of Tiberius right.
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lyons decorated with the corona civica between laurel branches flanked by stylized male figures; left and right of the altar, Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC (Augustus) 245; Cohen (Tiberius) 37; BMCRE 585; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 56/1
ex G.Henzen, 1995
Dedication of the altar in Ludugnum (Lyon) presided over by Tiberius together with Augustus in 10 BC.
Charles SFeb 25, 2015
061~5.JPG
Charles X, Cardinal de Bourbon (1589-1590) - Huitième d'écu1 viewsHuitième d'écu, argent, 4,75 g.
T sous l'écu pour Nantes
A/ CAROLVS X D G FRANC REX 1593, croix fleurdelisée.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM, écu de France couronné, accosté de V et III.
Réfs : Sb-4672
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
047~4.JPG
Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,39 g.
Lettre B sous le buste pour Rouen.
A/ HENRI III R DE FRAN ET POL, buste d'Henri III à droite.
R/ +DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1589
Réfs : CGKL 112D2a2
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
032.JPG
Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) - Double sol1 viewsDouble sol parisis, H à midi à l'avers pour l'atelier de la Rochelle.
Billon, 4,06 g, 24 mm.
Av./ + HENRICVS III D G FRA ET POL REX, H couronné entouré de trois lis.
Rv./ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1586, croix fleurdelisée.
Réfs : Sb-4472
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
021~3.JPG
Henri II, roi de France (1547-1559) - Douzain1 viewsDouzain, argent, 2,20 g.
O sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Moulin
A/ HENRICVS Z DEI G FRACOR AC REX, écu de France couronné, accosté de deux croissants couronnés.
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM 1555, croix fleurdelisée, cantonnée de deux H et de deux couronnes.
Réfs : Duplessy 997
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
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François Ier Roi de France (1515-1547) - Ecu d'or 0 viewsEcu d'or au soleil du Dauphiné, 3,33 g
Point sous la première lettre pour Crémieu
A/ + FRANCISCVS DEI GRATIA FRANCORV REX, Champ écartelé surmonté d'un soleil, aux 1 et 4 de France, aux 2 et 3 de Dauphiné .
R/ + XPS VINCIT XPS RENAT XPS IMPERAT , croix fleurdelisée.
Réfs : Duplessy 782
GabalorFeb 25, 2015
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Phokaia, Ionia2 views521-478 B.C.
Silver Hemihekta (trihemiobol/diobol)
1.37 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph left wearing sakkos and earring
Rev.: Irregular quadripartite incuse punch
SNG Kayhan 522-26;
Rosen 596-97
JaimelaiFeb 25, 2015
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Vespasian, 69 - 79 AD7 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian facing right.

Rev: COS VIII, Mars standing left, naked except for a helmet and chlamys, holding a spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 77 - 78 AD

3.4 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC IIi 937, RSC 125, S2288, VM 24/1
2 commentsMatt InglimaFeb 25, 2015
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Philip II2 viewsPhilip II AE16 Hd of Apollo / young male horseback left. Obverse: Head of Apollo right wearing taenia. Reverse: young male riding horse prancing to left, monogram below.Neal AFeb 25, 2015
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Scythian Arrowheads0 viewsScythian arrowheads, 700-300 BCNeal AFeb 25, 2015
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A102-20 - CARO ( Set. 282 - Jul. 283 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 x 22 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "DIVO CARO" - Busto radiado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONSECRATIO" - Águila parada de frente con sus alas extendidas, mirando hacia la izquierda. "KAA" en exergo.

Acuñada 284 - 285 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #47 P.140, Sear RCTV III #12395 P.520, Sear RCTV '88 #3371, Cohen VI #15 P.352, DVM #19 P.263, Hunter #1, Pink pp.38-9 series 5-6
mdelvalleFeb 25, 2015
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A102-05 - CARO ( Set. 282 - Jul. 283 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 x 22 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "RESTITVT ORBIS" - Pax/Orbis Terrarum de pié a derecha presenta una corona al Emperador con hábito militar, portando globo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda, de pié a izquierda. "*/P" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión 282 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.1ra.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Vb #106 P.147, Sear RCTV III #12179 P.495, Sear RCTV '88 #3405, Cohen VI #71 P.358/9, DVM #12 P.263, Hunter #21, Pink p.41
mdelvalleFeb 25, 2015
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A101-19 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. Visto desde detrás.
Rev: "CLEMENTIA TEMP" - Emperador de pié a la izquierda, viendo a derecha, vestido militarmente y portando un cetro con águila/rama de olivo en el extremo superior, recibiendo globo de Júpiter de pié desnudo con su manto volando detrás, a la derecha portando en la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "S" en campo centro y "XXI*" en exergo.

Acuñada: 1ra. Emisión 276 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off.2da.) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Vb #905 (C) P.117, Sear RCTV III #11960 var P.471, Cohen VI #87 P.264, DVM #10 P.261
mdelvalleFeb 25, 2015
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A101-25 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 22 mm 3.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. Visto desde detrás.
Rev: "CLEMENTIA T-EMP" - Emperador de pié a la izquierda, viendo a derecha, vestido militarmente y portando un cetro con águila/rama de olivo en el extremo superior, recibiendo globo de Júpiter de pié a la derecha portando en la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "Media luna" en campo centro y "KA" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión 276 D.C.
Ceca: Tripolis (Off.2da.) - Libano

Referencias: RIC Vb #928C (C) P.121 Plate.V #16, Hunter 349-350, Cohen Vol.VI #87 Pag.264, DVM #10 P.261
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-21 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 21 mm 4.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. Visto desde detrás.
Rev: "CLEMENTIA TEMP" - Emperador de pié a la izquierda, viendo a derecha, vestido militarmente y portando un cetro, recibiendo Victoriola (Victoria sobre un globo) de Júpiter de pié a la derecha portando en la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "Z" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 2da. Emisión 280 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía (Off.7ma.) – Hoy Antakya –Turquía

Referencias: RIC Vb #922 (C) P.121 Plate.V #16, Sear RCTV III #11961 P.472, Cohen VI #99 P.264/5, DVM #10 P.261, Hunter #327, Pink p.40 series 2
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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Vespasian Denarius Eagle on Cippus13 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Rev.
COS VII
Eagle standing on Cippus, head to left

20mm 3.08g

Minted 76 A.D.

RIC II 99a RSC 121
4 commentsancientdaveFeb 24, 2015
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Hadrian Quinarius Victory Seated11 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev.
P M TR P COS III
Victory seated left holding wreath and palm

14mm 1.25g

RIC 108c RSC 1139
ancientdaveFeb 24, 2015
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A101-13 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PAX AVG" - Pax (La Paz) de pié a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano del brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro transversal en la izquierda. "XXI" en exergo y "VI" en el campo derecho.

Acuñada 7ma. Emisión 280 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.6ta.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #706F (C) P.92, Sear RCTV III #12000 P.476, Sear RCTV '88 #3359 var, Cohen VI #401 P.295, DVM #30 P.261, Hunter #247, Pink p.53 series 7
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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Germany, Third Reich: 1940A 10 Reichspfenning, Military Occupation Coinage (KM#99)1 viewsObv: Large swastika pierced by center hole, date below
Rev: Eagle head above center hole, denomination below
SpongeBobFeb 24, 2015
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A101-12 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PAX AVG" - Pax (La Paz) de pié a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano del brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro transversal en la izquierda. "XXI" en exergo y "T" en el campo derecho.

Acuñada 7ma. Emisión 280 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.3ra.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #706F (C) P.92, Sear RCTV III #12000 P.476, Sear RCTV '88 #3359 var, Cohen VI #401 P.295, DVM #30 P.261, Hunter #247, Pink p.53 series 7
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-20 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado con manto imperial y cetro con águila, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "SOLI INVICTO" - Sol radiado de frente sobre una cuadriga encabritada, lavantando su mano derecha y portando un látigo en la izquierda. "C M / XXIT" en exergo sin línea de tierra.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión 280 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off.3ra.) - Balkiz Turquía

Referencias: RIC Vb #911H (C) P.118, Sear RCTV III #12041 P.481, Sear RCTV '88 #3371, Cohen VI #682 P.320, DVM #48 P.262, Hunter #316, Pink p.44 series 3
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-18 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 mm 4.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. Visto desde detrás.
Rev: "CLEMENTIA TEMP" - Emperador de pié a la izquierda, viendo a derecha, vestido militarmente y portando un cetro con águila/rama de olivo en el extremo superior, recibiendo globo de Júpiter de pié desnudo con su manto volando detrás, a la derecha portando en la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "S" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada: 1ra. Emisión 276 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off.2da.) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Vb #905 (C) P.117, Sear RCTV III #11960 P.471, Cohen VI #87 P.264, DVM #10 P.261, Hunter p.cliii, Pink p.40 Series 2
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-16 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con yelmo, coraza, lanza y escudo, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "VIRTV-S PR-OBI AVG" - Virtus/Marte desnudo con casco militar y manto flotando sobre el hombro izquierdo, marcha a derecha, portando un trofeo sobre el hombro y con mano izquierda, y una lanza tranversal en mano derecha. "XXIV" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 277 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.5ta.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #810G (C) P.105, Sear RCTV III #12071 var (Busto) P.483, Cohen VI #902 P.342, DVM #59 P.262, Alföldi type 96, n° 236
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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Umayyad Caliphate: al-Walid I (705-715 CE) Æ Fals, Balkh Mint (Album-A197; SNAT 450-454)1 viewsSpongeBobFeb 24, 2015
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39 - Lons le Saunier, Jura0 viewsSociété Coopérative des Agents de la Cie P.L.M (fondée en 1886), Lons-Le-Saunier, Jura
Laiton, 16 mm
A/ SOCIETE COOPERATIVE / LONS-LE-SAUNIER // DES AGENTS DE LA CIE P.L.M.
R/ 5 c
Réfs : Elie 15.1
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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09 - Laroque d'Olmes, Ariège0 viewsMairie de Laroques-D'Olmes, Ariège
Aluminium, 21 mm
A/ MAIRIE DE LAROQUE-D'OLMES (ARIEGE)
R/ 10 c
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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42 - St Etienne, Loire0 viewsMaison de Commission, Fruits et Primeurs, J.B. Fanget, Saint-Etienne, Loire
Aluminium ovoïde, 20 x 28 mm
A/ MAISON DE COMMISSION J.B FANGET FRUITS ET PRIMEURS St ETIENNE
R/ 10 Fr
Réfs : Elie M30.2
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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59 - Roubaix, Nord0 viewsBureau d'Aide Sociale, Roubaix, Nord
Aluminium, 30 mm
R/ BUREAU D'AIDE SOCIALE / ROUBAIX / UN PAIN
Réfs : Elie 35.1
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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12 - Millau, Aveyron0 viewsBoulangerie syndicale des tanneurs et corroyeurs, Millau, Aveyron
Laiton, 22 mm
A/ BOULANGERIE SYNDICALE / TANNEURS ET CORROYEURS
R/ MILLAU / PAIN 1 K / N°6
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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34 - Béziers, Hérault0 viewsSyndicat des Limonadiers, Beziers, Hérault
Laiton, 30 mm
A/ SYNDICAT DES LIMONADIERS BEZIERS / 10 c
R/ 10 c
Réfs : Elie 75.2
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 83, for Divus Augustus, As of AD 34-37 (thunderbolt) 8 viewsÆ As (10.7g, Ø29mm, 7h) Rome mint, struck AD 34-37.
Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate portrait of Augustus left.
Rev.: S C left & right of winged thunderbolt.
RIC (Tiberius) 83; BMCRE 158; Cohen 249
ex. M.R. Vosper (2000)
2 commentsCharles SFeb 24, 2015
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33 - Bordeaux, Gironde0 viewsLouvre, F.E.L., restaurant, 21 cours de l'Intendance à Bordeaux, Gironde
Laiton, 21,5 mm
A/ LOUVRE / F.E.L / BORDEAUX / F.E.L // 5
R/ LOUVRE / F.E.L / BORDEAUX / F.E.L // 5
Réfs : Elie 145.1
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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74 - Annecy, Haute Savoie1 viewsEpicerie Cadet, Annecy, Haute-Savoie
Aluminium, 26 mm
A/ EPICERIE CADET ANNECY
R/ 25 c
Réfs : Elie20.3
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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48 - Saint-Alban, Lozère1 viewsAsile, Saint Alban sur Limagnole, Lozère
Aluminium, 30 mm
A/ ASILE DE St ALBAN
R/ 2 F
Réfs : Elie 10.3
GabalorFeb 24, 2015
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 43, for Germanicus, As of AD 39-406 viewsÆ As (11.9g, Ø 28mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38
Obv.: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, bare head of Germanicus left.
Rev.: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG PM TR P III P P round large S·C.
RIC (Gaius) 43 (R2) (but incorrect legends: see note below); BMCRE p.156 n.‡; not in Cohen
Ex G.Henzen (1996)

Germanicus adopted by Tiberius, father of Caligula, lived 15BC-19AD.

Note: Both obverse and reverse legends are wrong in the revised edition of RIC Vol1 (1984) no. 83. The obverse is quoted as "GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGvst F DIVI AVG N"; the reverse as "C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG PM TR Pot III P P": the parts in lower case are incorrect and should be deleted. The 1923 issue of RIC, no. 46 had these legends correct.
1 commentsCharles SFeb 24, 2015
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ALEXANDRIA TROAS1 views3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
AE 16 mm; 4.74 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right;
R: AΛEΞAN, horse grazing to left, monogram below
laneyFeb 24, 2015
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 34, for Nero & Drusus, Dupondius of AD 37-384 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø28.5mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.
Obv.: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus riding right, cloaks flying.
Rev.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT round large S·C.
RIC 34 BMCRE 44; Cohen 1; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 61:10b

This type celebrates the memory of Caligula's family: bringing back the ashes of his brothers Nero and Drusus.
Charles SFeb 24, 2015
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RPC-2414_Vespasian34 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 2414 (19 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., date LB before neck
Rev: ALEΞANΔPEIA; Alexandria standing, l., with wreath and sceptre
F

An interesting reverse type struck in year 2 of Vespasian's reign. The personification of Alexandria (or Alexander the Great?) is seen here offering a victor's wreath, presumably to Vespasian, and holding a sceptre. It's an important propaganda type when you consider Vespasian was still consolidating his power base at the time this coin was issued. The portrait seen here is very much like the 'Alexandrian' style Syrian tetradrachms of RPC groups 1-3, strong evidence that the Alexandria mint struck them.

Somewhat corroded and worn, this tetradrachm still has a lot of eye appeal in hand.
1 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 24, 2015
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ARCADIUS AE4 RIC IX 65c, Victory1 viewsOBVERSE: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped bust right
REVERSE: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder in right, dragging captive with left, chi-rho left field, TESΓ in ex
1.23g, 12mm

Struck at Thessalonica, 388-393 AD
LegatusFeb 24, 2015
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THRACE, PANTIKAPAION AE14, Anokhin 112, Forepart of Pegasos0 viewsOBVERSE: Bearded head of Pan right
REVERSE: P-A-N, forepart of Pegasus right with curled wing
2.5g, 14mm

Struck at Pantikapaion 400-300 BC
LegatusFeb 24, 2015
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A101-30 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "VIRTVS PROBI AVG", Busto radiado, acoraz. y portando lanza y escudo, viendo a izq.
Rev: "PROVIDENT AVG", Providencia estante a izq., portando globo en mano der. y largo cetro transversal en izq. "BXXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión, 2da.Fase 279 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.2da.) - Pavia Italia

Referencias: RIC Vb #553 Pag.75 - Cohen Vol.VI #486 Pag.302 - DVM # 37 var. (ley.anv.) Pag.261
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-05 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con manto imperial y cetro coronado con águila.
Rev: "ROMAE AETER" - Roma sentada en un templo de seis columnas, portando Victoriola en mano derecha y largo cetro vertical en izquierda. "R rayo Δ" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión 281 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (4ta.Off.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.Vb #184 (C) Pag.37 - Cohen Vol.VI #535 Pag.308
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-11 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COME-S AVG" - Minerva estante a izq., portando una rama de olivo en mano derecha y lanza y escudo, apoyado en el piso, en izq. "I" en exergo.

Acuñada 8va. Emisión 281 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum - Lyon Francia

Referencias: RIC Vb#65 Pag.26 - Sear RCTV III #11962 var. Pag.472 - Cohen VI #105 var. (Busto) Pag.265 - DVM #11 Pag.261
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-06 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)3 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 21 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: "PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIA GERM" - Trofeo constituido por una coraza, dos escudos y varias lanzas, flanqueado por dos prisioneros sentados con sus manos atadas a la espalda. "R Relámpago A" en exergo.
Acuñación recordando la victoria sobre los Germanos en las Galias 278 D.C.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión 281 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #223F Pag.41 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3375 - Cohen Vol.VI #766 Pag.330 - DVM #52/1 Pag.262
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-04 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 22 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ROMAE AETERNAE" - Roma sentada en un templo de seis columnas, portando Victoriola en mano derecha ylargo cetro vertical en izquierda. "R" en exergo.

Acuñada 2da. Emisión 277 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #190F (C) Pag.38 - Cohen Vol.VI #558 Pag.310
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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A101-02 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 25 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP PROBVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ADVENTVS AVG" - Emperador montado sobre un caballo, hacia la izquierda, saluda con su mano derecha levantada y portando cetro en brazo izquierdo. A los piés del caballo adelante, un prisionero sentado con sus manos atados a la espalda. "R creciente Δ" en exergo.
El caballo hacia la izquierda y leyenda "Adventus" nos indican que se celebraba la llegada a Roma del emperador. La leyenda "Profectio" con el caballo hacia la derecha, nos indicaría la partida de Roma del personaje.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 279 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: RIC Va III #157F (C) P.35, Sear RCTV III #11953 P.471, Cohen VI #37 P.260, DVM #6 P.261, Hunter #41
mdelvalleFeb 24, 2015
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TROAS, BIRYTIS4 viewsc. 350 - 250 B.C.
AE 18.4 mm max.; 5.31 g
O: Beardless head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus, star on each side;
R: B-I/P-Y in fields at sides of club, all within laurel wreath
Birytis mint, SGCV II 4056, SNG Cop 247
laneyFeb 23, 2015
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Hadrian AS Roma 119-22 AD Victory standing.9 viewsReference.
RIC 572 var.

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

Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS III in field S-C
Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm

9.8 gr
25x26 mm
2 commentsokidokiFeb 23, 2015
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Roman Belt Buckle8 viewsRoman military belt buckle

Bronze kidney shaped loop with iron pin, attached heart shaped plate, two rivet holes

Early 4th century

38mm x 41mm

11.17g
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 23, 2015
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Roman Empire, Claudius II Ric 149 var34 viewsClaudius II Ric 149 var1 commentsSégusiavesFeb 23, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 2 francs - 1856 Lyon.0 viewsArgent, 27 mm, 9,65 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 2 FRANCS // 1856, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-262.8 (288.694 ex.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Deuxième république - Dupré - 1 centime - 1850 Paris.1 viewsBronze, 18 mm, 1,96 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République coiffée du bonnet frygien à gauche.
R/ UN CENTIME 1850
Réfs : F.-101.5
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Deuxième république - Cérès - 20 centimes - 1850 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 15 mm, 0,97 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 20 CENT 1850 dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-146.3
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 50 centimes - 1846 Paris.0 views50 centimes, argent, 18 mm, 2,42 g.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 50 CENT 1846, dans une couronne de feuillages, nouée à la base.
Réfs : F.-183.7 (3.309.973 ex.).
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVIII - 1 franc - 1821 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 4,72 g, 23 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné accosté de 1 et F et de rameaux. 1821 dessous.
Réfs : Le Franc, type 206.36 (99.834 exemplaires)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 10 centimes - 1809 Paris0 viewsBillon, 19 mm, 1,91 g.
A/ N couronné, couronne de feuillages.
R/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 10 CENT / 1809 A.
Réfs : F.130.2 (7.527.115 ex.).
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - Demi franc - 1811 Marseille0 viewsArgent, 18 mm, 2,43 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1811 MA, dans une couronne de deux branches de laurier, DEMI FRANC.
Réfs : F.178.32 (68.874 ex.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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ALEXANDRIA TROAS3 views198 - 268 AD
AE 22.44 mm 6.9 g
O: CO-L TRO
TURRETED HEAD OF ALEXANDRIA TROAS RIGHT; VEXILLUM BEHIND
R: COL AVG/TRO SHE-WOLF RIGHT, SUCKLING ROMULUS AND REMUS
BMC 60
laneyFeb 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 1 centime - AN 6, Paris1 viewsBronze, 15 mm, 1,75 g.
Variante 53/36 perles
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ En trois lignes, UN // CENTIME // L'AN 6.
Réfs : F.100.4
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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ALEXANDRIA TROAS4 views3rd Century AD
AE 22 mm, 5.94 g
O: COL-ALEX TRO Turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind
R: COL AVG/TRO Horse feeding right
Bellinger A486 var.
laneyFeb 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 2 décimes - AN 4 Paris.0 viewsCuivre, 32 mm, 14,98 g.
Atelier de Paris
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ 2 DECIMES // L'AN 4 A.
Réfs : F.145.1
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 6 deniers0 views6 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 6,06 g.
BB sous le buste pour Strasbourg
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 6 D // 1792 4 DE LA LIB
Réfs : Révolution, R-33.1
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 12 deniers1 views12 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 11,58 g.
D sous le buste pour Lyon, Point sous de U de LOUIS pour le second semestre.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 12 D // 1792 4 DE LA LIB
Réfs : Révolution, R-34.43
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - Liard0 viewsLiard, cuivre, 2,76 g.
Lettre H sous l'écu pour la Rochelle.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1791.
Réfs : Droulers 627
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Demi sol1 viewsDemi sol à l'écu, cuivre, 6,10 g.
Lettre & sous l'écu pour Aix en Provence.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1779
Réfs : Droulers 626 (fr. imp.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Augustus, RIC 233, As of AD 9-14 (Altar of Lugdunum) 6 viewsÆ As (10.7g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 9-14.
Obv.: CAESAR AVGVSTVS·DIVI F·PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lugdunum decorated with the corona civica between laurels flanked by stylized male figures; left and right of the altar, Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC 233; Cohen 237; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 53/92
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995)
Dedication of the altar of Lugdunum (at present Lyons) and creation of the community of the Gauls in 10 BC
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Sol0 viewsSol à l'écu, cuivre, 11,05 g.
Lettre AA sous l'écu pour Metz.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1782
Réfs : Droulers 624.
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Liard0 viewsLiard à la vieille tête, cuivre, 2,79 g.
Lettre AA sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Metz.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1770
Réfs : Droulers 608 (fr. imp.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Demi sol1 viewsDemi sol à la vielle tête, cuivre, 4,90 g.
Lettre M sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Toulouse.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1771
Réfs : Droulers 607 (peu d'ex.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Liard2 viewsLiard, cuivre ou bronze, 3,26 g
& au revers pour Aix en Provence
A/ L XIIII ROY DE FR ET DE NAV 1699, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ LIARD DE FRANCE, & entre trois lis.
Réfs : Droulers 480 ; C2G-172b1
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 4 sols1 views4 sols, argent, 1,34 g, 19 mm
G sous les deux L couronnés pour Poitiers
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX 1692, buste de Louis XIV à droite.
R/ DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM G
Réfs : Droulers 460 (n. r.)
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Augustus, RIC 230, As of 15-10 BC (Altar of Lyons)3 viewsÆ As (11.4g, Ø27mm, 11h) Lugdunum mint. Struck 15-10 BC.
Obv.: CAESAR PONT MAX, laureate head right
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lyons decorated with the corona civica between laurels; l. and r. Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC 230; BMC 550
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
Trajan_RIC_177_var.jpg
RIC 177 var.1 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., dr.and cuirassed.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Fortuna seated l. holding rudder and cornucopiae.

3.01g, 18mm
Woytek 191 f (5 known)
klausklageFeb 23, 2015
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L Licinius Crassus & Cn Domitius Ahenobarbus Denarius Serratus. 118 BC3 viewsReference.
Sear 158; Cr. 282/4; Albert 1049

Obv. L POM-P-ONI CNF
Helmeted head of Roma right; 'X' (Mark of value) behind

Rev. naked Celtic warrior, brandishing a spear & holding a shield & carnyx, driving a racing biga right,
[L LI]C CN DOM in exergue.

3.11 gr

Lucius Licinius Crassus (140 BC – 91 BC) was a Roman consul.
okidokiFeb 23, 2015
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Claudius, RIC 101, for Germanicus, Dupondius of AD 41-50 5 viewsÆ Dupondius (16.4g, Ø 31,5mm, 6h). Rome mint, struck AD 41-50.
Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS, head of Augustus facing left between S C.
Rev.: DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia seated left holding corn ears with poppy and a long torch
RIC (Claudius) 101 (R2); Cohen (Octave Auguste) 93; BMCRE 224
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 58, As of AD 35-363 viewsÆ As (10.2g, Ø 28.5mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 35-36.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, bare head of Tiberius left.
Rev,: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXVII (round) S C (in field), rudder placed vertically across banded globe, small globe at base of rudder.
RIC 58 (R2); BMCRE 117
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 64, As of AD 36-37 4 viewsÆ As (13.9g, Ø 28mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 36-37.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, bare head of Tiberius left
Rev,: PONTIF·MAX·TR·POT·XXXIIX (round) S C (in field), rudder before banded large globe, small globe left at the base of the rudder.
RIC 64 (scarce); BMCRE 135
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
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Thrace Mesembria AR Diobol 450-3503 viewsReference.
Sear 1673; BMC 3.132.2; SNG Cop. 652

Obv.: no legend
Facing Corinthian helmet

Rev: META.
Four spoked wheel.

1.31 gr
okidokiFeb 23, 2015
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Dombes, Marie de Bourbon Montpensier (1608-1626), France.0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,89 g
Av./ + MARIE SOVVER DE DOMBES, buste à gauche.
Rv./ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1627, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 728a1
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,91 g
Lettre A au droit pour l'atelier de Paris
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAVA, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1613, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 386a2
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,66 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 1607
Réfs : CGKL 222a3
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Demi franc1 viewsDemi franc, argent, 5,18 g.
D sous le buste pour Lyon
A/ HENRICVS IIII D G FRAN ET NAVA REX, buste du Roi à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1599, croix feuillue avec un H au centre.
Réfs : Dup. 1212a
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 35, for Germanicus, As of AD 37-384 viewsÆ As (10.4g, Ø 28mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38
Obv.: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N, bare head of Germanicus left.
Rev.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT round large S·C.
RIC 35; Cohen 1
Charles SFeb 23, 2015
299_P_Hadrian_BMC_.jpg
Arabia, Decapolis. Petra. Hadrian Tyche2 viewsReference.
Spijkerman 7; Rosenberger 7; Sofaer 7; SNG ANS 1366

Obv. AVTOKPATWP KAICAP TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. AΔPIANH ΠETPA MHTPOΠOΛIC.
Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right

7.71 gr
21 mm
okidokiFeb 23, 2015
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0200 - Semis Augustus 2-1 BC5 viewsObv/ AVGVSTVS DIVI F, laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ C VAR RVF SEX IVL POL II VIR Q, simpulum, aspergillum, axe and apex.

AE, 22.5 mm, 6.50 g
Mint: Carthago Nova.
APRH/168 [12-33 dies] – RPC I/168
ex-Herrero, auction december 2014, lot 41.
dafnisFeb 23, 2015
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0201 - As Augustus 7-8 AC5 viewsObv/ AVGVSTVS DIVI F, laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ (M POSTV)M ALBIN L PORC CAPIT II VIR Q, priest standing facing front, holding simpulum and branch.

AE, 28.0 mm, 10.98 g
Mint: Carthago Nova.
APRH/170 [7-20 dies] – RPC I/170
ex-Soler y Llach, auction 84, lot 32
dafnisFeb 23, 2015
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Campgate: Crispus, zecca di Londinium, (324-325 d.C.)2 viewsCrispus as Caesar, (317-326 AD). Londinum mint
Æ Follis, 3,63 gr., 20 mm.
D/ FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, star above; PLON in ex
RIC VII 295
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 23 febbraio 2015, numero catalogo XXX); ex Antonio Hinojosa Pareja collection (Alcalá la Real, España, fino al 2015)
paoloFeb 23, 2015
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Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) - Quart d'écu0 viewsQuart d'écu, argent, 9,66 g.
Lettre E sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Tours.
A/ HENRICVS III D G FRAN ET POL REX, écu de France couronné accosté de II et II.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM, croix.
Réfs : Sb 4666
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Navarre - Antoine de Bourbon et Jeanne d'Albret (1555-1562)0 viewsLiard, billon, 0,42 g
Av./ + A ET IOA D G RR NA D D B, champ écartelé, au 1 un A, aux 2 et 3 une vache, au 4 un I.
Rv./ + G D SVMVS Q D SVMVS, croix dans un quadrilobe tréflé.
Réfs : PA-3425
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Henri II, roi de France (1547-1559) - Douzain0 viewsDouzain, argent, 2,21 g.
A sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Paris
A/ HENRICVS 2 DEI G FRACOR REX, écu de France couronné, accosté de deux croissants couronnés.
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM 1556, croix fleurdelisée, cantonnée de deux H et de deux couronnes.
Réfs : Duplessy 997
GabalorFeb 23, 2015
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Mithradates II, 123 - 88 BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.14; Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; dotted border 10 to 16h; in right field composite monogram;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIλEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY;

ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 69.
SchatzFeb 23, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 1 viewsAr dr., 3,86 gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 25.1, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque; dotted border 9:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Σ)ΩTHR(OΣ), exergual line;
very rare 4th line: ΣΩTHP is the Greek word for 'saviour';

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
SchatzFeb 23, 2015
RIC_112_Antoniniano_Probo.jpg
A101-10 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 x 17 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS PF AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG" – Marte/Soldado (El Valor) con casco y vestimenta militar de pié a izquierda, portando Victoriola (Victoria sobre un globo) en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y lanza en la izquierda, con la cual además se apoya en un escudo. "IIII" en exergo.

Acuñada 278 - 279 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum (Off.4ta.) – Lyon Francia

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #112 Pag.30 - Cohen Vol.VI #816 Pag.334 – B. #298 pl.XXXIV (52 ejemplares) – Rome #2/82 - DVM #55 Pag.262
mdelvalleFeb 23, 2015
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A100-01 - FLORIANO (Abril - Jul. 276 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP FLORIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" - Victoria de pié a derecha, portando una hoja de palma en mano izquierda, ofrenda, con la mano del brazo derecho extendido, una corona al Emperador con vestimentas militares, de pié a izquierda y portando un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. "P" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Jul./Ago. 276 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off.1ra.) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Va #116 (S) P.360, RIC2 Temp.#4526, Sear RCTV III #11853 P.458, Cohen VI #15 P.16/7, DVM #6 P.260, BNC Paris #1979 #1977/8, CBN #1979, Hunter #20
mdelvalleFeb 23, 2015
RIC_116_Doble_Antoniniano_Floriano.jpg
A100-02 - FLORIANO (Abril - Jul. 276 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP FLORIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" - Victoria de pié a derecha, portando una hoja de palma en mano izquierda, ofrenda, con la mano del brazo derecho extendido, una corona al Emperador con vestimentas militares, de pié a izquierda y portando un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. "S" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Jul./Ago. 276 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off.2da.) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Va #116 (S) P.360, RIC2 Temp.#4529, Sear RCTV III #11853 P.458, Cohen VI #15 P.16/7, DVM #6 P.260, La Venera. 2936/9, BNC Paris #1979 #1977/81, CBN #1979, Hunter #20
mdelvalleFeb 23, 2015
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99-02 - TACITO (Nov./275 - Jul./276 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 20 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SALVS AVG" - Salus (La Salud) sentada a izquierda, vestida, portando una Patera en la mano del brazo derecha, con la que alimenta a una serpiente enrollada en un altar. Con la mano izquierda acaricia la serpiente. "T" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Nov./Dic. 275 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.3ra.) - Pavia Italia.

Referencias: RIC Va #158 var P.342, RIC2 Temp.#3368, Cohen VI #124 P.233, SEar RCTV III #11809 P.453, Sear RCTV '88 #3311 var., DVM #14 P.259, La Venera.1307/28, BNC #1653/4
mdelvalleFeb 23, 2015
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154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC-VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #116 views154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC-VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #1
avers:- DN-IOVIA-NVS-PF-AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VICTORIA-ROMANORVM, Jovian standing front, head right, holding Victory and labarum.
exergo: -/-//TESΓ, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 6,32g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 363-64 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-234, p-, Scarce !
Q-001
quadransFeb 22, 2015
IMGP1107Mith2combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 123 - 88 BC0 viewsAR dr., 4,09 gr, 21mm; Sellwood 24.15, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; cuirass; complete dotted border, in right field monograms AP and ΛP, stacked;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming rectangle: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oY) in guide lines;

ex: B. Kritt
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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97-04 - SEVERINA (Augusta 274 - 275 D.C.)3 viewsEsposa de Aureliano, lo acompañaba en sus campañas.

Vellón Antoniniano 23 mm 3.70 gr.
Totalmente plateado

Anv: "SEVERINA AVG" - Busto con diadema, vestido, viendo a derecha, sobre una medialuna (L15).
Rev: "CONCORDIAE MILITVM" – Concordia de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando un estandarte militar en cada mano. "XXI" en exergo y "P" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada: Sexta Emisión, Inicio a Setiembre 275 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía (Off. 1ra.)

Referencias: RIC Va #20 (C) P.318, RIC2 Temp.#3187, Sear RCTV III @11706 var.(Ley.anv.), Sear RCTV (1988) #3285 var., Cohen VI #7 P.210 (2f), DVM #4 P.258, Göbl#383-a1, BNC #1347/9, Hunter #32
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
IMGP1718Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 123 - 88 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 22,1mm; Sellwood 24.16, Shore72, Sunrise --,
mint: Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 16h; traces of monograms in right field (removed?);
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,/w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓAΛoY AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oY) in guide lines;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection)
ex: Peus Auction 388 (ex: Sammlung R. Gonella).
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
RIC_6_Denario_Severina.jpg
97-02 - SEVERINA (Augusta 274 - 275 D.C.)2 viewsEsposa de Aureliano, lo acompañaba en sus campañas.

AE Denario o Medio Antoniniano 19 mm 1.70 gr.

Anv: "SEVERI - NA AVG" - Busto con diadema, vestido, viendo a derecha (L5).
Rev: "VEN - V - S - FELIX" – Venus de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando una figura (Cupido?) en manoderecha extendida y un largo cetro vertical en la izquierda. "Γ" en exergo.

Acuñada: 11ava. Emisión, Inicio a Setiembre 275 D.C.
Ceca: Roma Italia (Off. 3ra.)

Referencias: RIC Va #6 P.316, RIC2 Temp.#1857, Sear RCTV '88 #3287, Sear RCTV III #11710 P.440, Cohen VI #14 P.211 (3f), DVM #6 P.258, Göbl#141 t3, CBN #266, Hunter #1, La Venera 1504/6
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 2 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 23,6mm; Sellwood 24.18, Shore--, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; warring, torque w/ pellet finial; Cuirass; dotted border 4 to 13:30h; composite monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square in guidelines: BAΣIΛE&(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY AI(sic)ΣAKoY EΠΦANo(Y); behind archer's back monogram resembling A;

ex: CNG EAuction 196.

SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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96-26 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 x 24 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SAECVLI FELICITAS" - Emperador laureado con vestimenta militar, de pié de frente viendo a derecha, portando una lanza transversal en mano derecha y globo en la mano del brazo izquierdo extendido.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Fin 271 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Va #352 (C) P.305, RIC2 Temp.#2925, Sear RCTV III #11605 P.429, Cohen VI #223 P.200, Göbl#316 a0, CBN #1137, Hunter p.cxvii, La Venera. 10093/105, BNC Paris #1137/49, Normanby #1284
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 2 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 24.20var., Shore 75, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, 3-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10:30 to 14h; in right field composite monogram 15;
rev.: archer, right, on ophalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square, guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY; monogram 15 behind archer's back, monogram 10 in exergue;

ex: Jean Elsen, Belgium.
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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96-30 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 20 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y acoraz., viendo a derecha.
Rev: "RESTITVT[·]ORBIS" - Pax/Orbis Terrarum de pié a derecha presenta una corona al Emperador,con hábito militar y portando lanza en mano izquierda, de pié a izquierda. "A" en exergo.

Acuñada 2da. Emisión Otoño 272 - Inicio 273 D.C.
Ceca: Incierta Ceca Balcánica (Off.1ra.).

Referencias: RIC Va #399 P.310, RIC2 Temp.#2514, Cohen VI #192 P.196, DVM #23a P.258, La Venera 9360/9479, BNC #977/80
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
RIC_345_Doble_Antoniniano_Aureliano.jpg
96-22 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 20 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GENIVS EXERCITI" – Genio desnudo, vistiendo Modius en la cabeza, de pié a izquierda, portando una Patera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y una cornucopia en izquierda. Detrás de Él un estandarte militar .

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Fin 271 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (1ra.Off) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Va #345 P.304, RIC2 Temp.#2923, Sear RCTV III #11540 P.423, Cohen VI #100 P.186, CBN #1113, MIR #315, Hunter #121corr., Göbl#315 a0, La Venera 10080/90, BNC Paris #1115/31
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-25 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIA[NVS AVG]" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CO]NCORD MILIT" – Emperador laureado y con vestimenta militar a la izquierda, vuelto a la derecha, portando un cetro en mano derecha extiende la izquierda para recibir un Globo que le presenta Júpiter, desnudo, con su manto cayendo desde su hombro izquierdo y portando un largo cetro vertical en la mano izquierda. "*C*" en exergo..

Acuñada 2do. Período, 5ta.Emisión Temprano-verano 272 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (2da.Off) - Balkiz Turquía.

Referencias: RIC Va #342 (S) P.303, Sear RCTV III #11514 P.420, Cohen VI #23 Pag.182/3, DVM #7 P.257, Göbl#322 ac, CBN #1157, MIR #322, La Venera #10168/207, BNCParis #1157/9
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-20 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 22 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ORI-ENS AVG]" – Sol radiado desnudo con su manto sobre el hombro izquierdo, caminando hacia la izquierda, levantando su brazo derecho extendido y sosteniendo un globo en la mano izquierda. A ambos lados dos prisioneros sentados y con sus manos atadas. El sol apoya su pié derecho en las ataduras del prisionero ubicado a su derecha. "XXIT" en exergo.

Acuñada 7ma. Emisión Jun/Sept. 274 D.C.
Ceca: Serdica (Off. 3ra.) – Sofia Bulgaria

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte I #279 Pag.296 - Cohen Vol.VI #145 Pag.190/1 - Göbl#256 k3 - La Venera. II.1/9974 (1 ex) - DVM #14 P.257
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-05 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha. En el pecho del Emperador, sobre su coraza puede verse claramente grabada a SOL (corona radiada, conduciendo la cuadriga con la mano izquierda y levantando la izquierda). Existe 1 ejemplar http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coinview/2620/-1942304456?q=Aurelianus+antoniniani+IOVI+CONSER+Serdica&page=2&mod=result&x=0&y=0&hpp=50&from=quick&ancre=type-specimen.
Rev: "IOVI CON-SER", Emperador laureado y con vestimenta militar a la izquierda, vuelto a la derecha, portando un cetro en mano derecha extiende la izquierda para recibir un Globo que le presenta Júpiter, desnudo, con su manto cayendo desde su hombro izquierdo y portando un largo cetro vertical en la mano izquierda. "S" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta. Emision (Finales del 273 al principio del 274 D.C.)
Ceca: Serdica (Off. 2da.)

Referencias: RIC Va #260 (C) P.279, Sear2 Temp.#2620, Sear RCTV III #11542 P.423, Sear RCTV '88 #3260, Cohen VI #105 P.187, DVM #12 P.257, CBN #1005, MIR #243m, BNC Paris p.395, Göbl #243m, La Venera 9867
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-19a - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)3 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "V*" en exergo.

Acuñada 7ma. Emisión Fase 2 Primavera 274 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 5ta.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #244 P.292, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #60 Pag.182/3, DVM #7 P.257, Göbl#214 a5, La Venera 7941/64, BNC #850/1
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-19 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "·" en campo centro y "XXIVI" en exergo.

Acuñada 9na. Emisión Fase 1 Otoño 274 a Primavera 275 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 6ta.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #244 (C) P.292, RIC2 Temp.#2389, Sear RCTV III #11523 P.421, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #60 P.182/3, DVM #7 P.257, Göbl#229 c6, La Venera 8623/54, BNC Paris #926, Hunter #89, CBN #926, MIR #229
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-17 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 18 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, acoraz. y vestido con paludamentum, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[PA]X AVGVST[I]" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "*" en campo izquierdo y "T" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión Otoño 271 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 3ra.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #232 (C) P.290, Sear RCTV III #11581 P.426, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen Vol.VI #169 P.193, Göbl#190 c4, CBN #849, MIR #216/7, Hunter p.cxiii, La Venera 6359/62, BNC Paris #754
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-15 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsVellón Antoniniano 21 mm 3.0 gr.
Totalmente plateado

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: " F[ORT]VNA REDVX" - Fortuna sentada a izquierda sobre una rueda, portando un timón en mano derecha y cornucopia en Izquierda.. "*?" en exergo. No se lee la letra de Officina

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Primavera-verano 271 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #220 (C) P.289, Sear RCTV '88 #3259 var - Cohen VI #95 var P.186, DVM #10 P.257
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-13 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 22 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "*T" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión Otoño 272 – Inicios 274 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 3ra.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #216 P.288, RIC Va #216 P.288, RIC2 Temp.#2206, Sear RCTV III #11522 var P.421, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #61 P.183, DVM #7 P.257, Göbl#213 I3, La Venera. 7440/510, BNC #819/822
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-12 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 22 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORD[IA MI]LITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "*P" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión Otoño 272 – Inicios 274 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 1ra.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #216 P.288, RIC2 Temp.#2173, Sear RCTV III #11522 P.421, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #61 var P.183, DVM #7 P.257, Göbl#213 I1, La Venera. 7150/94, BNC #808/9
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Tiberius, RIC 82, for Divus Augustus, As of AD 34-37 (Eagle on globe)16 viewsÆ As (10,80g, Ø 29mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 34-37.
Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate portrait of Augustus left.
Rev.: S C left & right of eagle standing on globe, head right, wings half spread.
RIC (Tiberius) 82; BMCRE 155; Cohen 247
ex. G.Henzen (2015)
1 commentsCharles SFeb 22, 2015
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132 - Probus - RIC 059 - Bust Type G4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, horseman on shield
Rev:– ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 59 Bust type G. Cohen 5. Bastien 248
maridvnvmFeb 22, 2015
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M. Atilius Serranus Denarius 148 BC3 viewsReference.
Albert 840 Cr. 214/1 Sear 92

Obv. Helmeted head of Roma r., behind, SARAN (upwards) and below chin, X.

Rev. The Dioscuri galloping r.; below horses, M·ATIL and ROMA in partial tablet.

3.89 gr

Note.
The master of the mint is a son of the praetor of 152 v. Chr. These embossing brings the first significant change in the Denarius inprint by the indicium moves forward and is replaced by the Mint master marks
okidokiFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC or Mithradates I, 178-138 BC3 viewscontemporary imitation AR dr., 3,61gr, 20mm;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache and medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; complete dotted border; double strike;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in left hand; 4-line fantasy legend forming share; exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show.
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 1 viewsAR dr., 3,36gr, 18mm; Sellwood 24.10; Shore 69; Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/ griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩZ (retrograde) (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV (E)ΠIΦΛNoY (N and Y inverted); exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 90)
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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M. FURIUS L. F. PHILUS. Denarius (120 BC). Rome. 2 viewsReference.
Crawford 281/1; Albert 1043; Sear 156

Obv: M FOVRI L F.
Head of Janus.

Rev: ROMA / PHLI.
Roma standing left, holding sceptre and crowning trophy of Gallic arms and carnyxes.

3.49 gr
fields with hard cleaning marks.
okidokiFeb 22, 2015
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Roman Republic, Lucius. Scribonius Libo, c. 62 B.C2 viewsReference.
Sear 367; Cr. 416/1

Obv: Diademed head of Bonus Eventus right (bankers mark X)

Rev: The Puteal Scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer.

3.82 gr

Note from FORVM.
The ruins of the Puteal Scribonianum were discovered in the Forum in 1950's.
The reverse is either a play on Scribonius' name or the origin of his family name and the Scribonianum were related.
Perhaps he was also a music lover explaining the lyres. The same type was also minted with an anvil or tongs in place of the hammer. Sear indicates the tools are symbolic of the moneyer's position. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David Sear. Crawford believes the lyres may be purely decorative and the tools, symbols of Vulcan, recall that the Puteal was located on a spot that was struck by lightning. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawfor
okidokiFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 2 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 24.11, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis:12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 2-turn torque w/pellet finial; weak die;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoV; guide lines for letters;

ex: Freeman & Sear 18, ex: A. Lynn Collection.
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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Roman Republic, P Furius Crassipes Denarius. 83 BC.1 viewsReference.
Sear 275 Cr. 356/1

Obv. AED CVR
turretted head of city goddess right

Rev.
Curile chair inscribed P FOVRIUS, CRASSIPES in ex.

3.57 gr
okidokiFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 1 viewsAR dr., 4,58gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ horse or griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; unfinished looking die: no upper lip, no back of neck;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoV AIΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY (N and Y inverted);
exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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Lucius Verus (RIC 1141, Coin #671)2 viewsRIC 1141 (C), AE Dupondius, Rome, 163 - 164 AD.
OBV: L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS; Radiate head right.
REV: VICT AVG TR P IIII IMP II COS II; Victory standing right, holding trophy in both hands, Armenian captive seated at foot.
SIZE: 26.5mm 11.38g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius (RIC 1006, Coin #670)2 viewsRIC 1006 (S), AE Sestertius, Rome, 1701 - 171 AD.
OBV: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV; Laureate head right.
REV: PRIMI DECANNALES COS III S C; Legend within wreath.
SIZE: 32.5mm 27.36g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Commodus (RIC 362, Coin #669)2 viewsRIC 362 (S), AE Sestertius, Rome, 183 AD.
OBV: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS; Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII S C; Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopiae.
SIZE: 30.2mm 24.28g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Mithradates II, 123 - 88 BC0 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/griffin or horse finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY; exergual line;
iridescent "rainbow" tone;

ex: Coin India
SchatzFeb 22, 2015
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96-11 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 x 24 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "S*" en exergo.

Acuñada 6ta. Emisión Otoño 272 – Inicios 274 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 2da.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #216 (C) P.288, RIC2 Temp.#2193, Sear RCTV III #11522 var. (Exergo, Milan) P.421, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #63 Pag.183, DVM #7 P.257 – Göbl#213 m2 - La Venera. 7339/7427, BNC #816/7
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-10 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 20 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA AVG" - Concordia vestida sentada a izquierda, portando una Patera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y doble cornucopia en izquierda. "*T" en exergo.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Primavera/invierno 271 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 3ra.) - Sisak Croacia.

Referencias: RIC Va #213 (C) P.288, RIC2 Temp.#2055, Sear RCTV III #11517 P.421 (Milan), Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #32 P.180, CBN #734, MIR #2021, DVM #6 var P.257, Hunter p.cxiii, Göbl#202 l3, La Venera 6241/54, BNC #735/7
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-09 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano (Cospel recortado perimetralmente ó acuñado en cospel de denario) 18 mm 1.4 gr.

Anv: "IM[P C AVREL]IANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ORIE[NS AVG]" – Sol radiado desnudo con su manto sobre el hombro izquierdo, caminando hacia la izquierda, levantando su brazo derecho extendido y sosteniendo un globo en la mano izquierda. A ambos lados dos prisioneros sentados y con sus manos atadas. El sol apoya su pié derecho en las ataduras del prisionero ubicado a su derecha. "QXXT" en exergo.

Acuñada 2da. Emisión Jun/Sept. 274 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off. 4ta.) - Pavia Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #151 (C) P.281, RIC2 Temp.#1535, Cohen VI #153 P.191, Göbl#72 a4, La Venera. 5065/5165, DVM #14 var.P.257, BNC #597/9, Hunter #62
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-08 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 24 x 21 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: ""RES[T]ITVT O-RBIS" - Mujer (Pax?) de pié a derecha presenta una corona al Emperador de pié a der. viendo a izquierda, laureado con hábito militar y portando lanza en mano izquierda. "P" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión Fin 272 - Comienzo 274 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 1ra.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #139 (C) P.280, RIC2 Temp #1493, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #192 P.196, DVM #23a P.258, La Venera. 3705/3801, BNC #495/499
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP II COS, Mars standing right, resting on spear and shield
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -. cf. RIN (Rivista Italiana di Nvmismatica Vol. XCVI (1994/1995)
maridvnvmFeb 22, 2015
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96-06 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ORIENS AVG" - Sol radiado y desnudo, su manto sobre hombro izquierdo, de pié a derecha, levanta su mano derecha portando un globo en izquierda. A sus piés un prisionero sentado con sus manos atadas a la espalda. "S" en exergo.

Acuñada 5ta. Emisión - Período 1ro.- Primavera de 274 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 2da.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #135 (C) P.280, RIC2 Temp #1509, Cohen VI #142 P.190, DVM #15 P.257, Göbl#67 a2, La Venera. 4611/37, BNC #544/5
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-04 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FORTVNA REDVX" - Fortuna sentada a izquierda, portando un timón en la mamo de su brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en izquierda. Debajo de su silla una rueda. "Q" en exergo.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Otoño 271 - Otoño 272 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 4ta.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #128 (C) P.279, RIC 2 Temp.#1473, Sear RCTV III #11539 P.423, Sear RCTV '88 #3259, Cohen VI #95 P.186, DVM #10 P.257, Göbl#66 c4, La Venera 2061/2125, CBN #477, MIR #16, Hunter p.cx
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-11 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" – Emperador laureado y con toga de pié a derecha, le da su mano a Concordia/Severina vestida de pié a izquierda. "S" en exergo.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Otoño 271 – Otoño 272 D.C.
Ceca: Milan (Off. 2ra.)

Referencias: RIC Va #120 (C) P.278, Sear RCTV III #11522 P.421, Sear RCTV '88 #3265, Cohen VI #61 P.183, DVM #7 P.257, CBN #455, MIR#48, Hunter #39, Göbl#60 c2, La Venera 2426/2623, BNC Paris #455/462
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-02 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)3 viewsDenario de vellón 19 mm, 2.70 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELI-ANVS AVG", busto laureado y vistiendo coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIA AVG", Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando corona de laureles en mano der. y hoja de Palma en izquierda. "Γ" = 2da.Off. en exergo.

Acuñada: 11ava. Emisión inicio a sep. de 275 D.C.
Ceca: Roma 3ra.Off.

Referencias: RIC Va #73 (C) P.273, RIC2 Temp #1856, Cohen VI #256 P.203, Sear RCTV III #11643 P.432, CBN #240,259,265,283, MIR #139f, Hunter p.cix, BNC Paris #265
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-01 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)2 viewsDenario de vellón 18x19 mm, 2.40 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELI-ANVS AVG", busto laureado y vistiendo coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIA AVG", Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando corona de laureles en mano der. y hoja de Palma en izquierda. "B" = 2da.Off. en campo izquierdo, "VSV" en exergo. Mattingly uno de los autores del RIC lo interpreta como la abreviación de "usualis" lo que marcaría a estas monedas como la norma de unidad monetaria de cuenta, es decir como un denario.

Acuñada: 10ma. Emisión Finales de 274 D.C.
Ceca: Roma 2da.Off.

Referencias: RIC Va #71 (S) P.273, RIC2 Temp #1798, Cohen VI #250 P.203, Sear Vol.III #11640 P.432, CBN #185, MIR #135f, BNC Paris #71
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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96-03 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 4.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ORIENS AVG" - Sol radiado y desnudo, su manto sobre hombro izquierdo, avanzando hacia derecha y portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un arco en la izquierda, pisa con su pié izquierdo un cautivo que levanta su mano. "XXIR" en exergo y "Γ" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 11ava.Emisión Inicio - sep. 275 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 3ra.)

Referencias: RIC Va #64 (C) P.272, RIC2 Temp #1817, Sear RCTV '88 #3262, Sear RCTV III #11569 P.425, Cohen VI #159 P.192, DVM #18 P.257, Göbl#130 f1 - La Venera 1167/1203, CBN #188/217, BNC Paris #192/4
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Constans (RIC 195, Coin #255)1 viewsRIC 195 (C2), AE3, Siscia, 347-348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Rosette-diademdd, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN (epsilon SIS); Two Victories standing facing one another holding a wreath and palm branch. Upright palm branch between.
SIZE: 16.1mm 1.60g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 112, Coin #171)1 viewsRIC 112 (R4), AE3, Heraclea, 330-335 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C; Laureate & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (SMHB); Two soldiers flanking two standards.
SIZE: 18.9mm 2.30g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 236, Coin #155)1 viewsRIC 236 (C3), AE3, Siscia, 330-335 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (dot epsilon SIS dot); Two soldiers standing front, heads turned inward, 2 standards between them, each holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
SIZE: 19.1mm 2.78g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 80, Coin #153)1 viewsRIC 80 (R4), AE3, Cyzicus, 337-348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (SMK delta); Two soldiers standing front, heads turned inward, two standards between them, each holding a spear & shield.
SIZE: 18.3mm 3.00g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 262, Coin #116)2 viewsRIC 262 (R2), AE3, Siscia, 337-348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Luareated & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (epsilon SIS star); Two soldiers standing to either side of one standard.
SIZE: 17.7mm 1.88g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 227, Coin #514)2 viewsRIC 227 (R4), AE3, Arles, 320 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate head right.
REV: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (AR); VOT/V in wreath.
SIZE: 18.4mm 3.18g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 253, Coin #505)1 viewsRIC 253 (R3), AE4, Siscia, 337 - 348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (epsilon SIS); Two soldiers with spears and shields standing, one standard between them.
SIZE: 16.2mm 1.28g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 188, Coin #499)1 viewsRIC 188 (R3), AE3, Lyons, 322 - 323 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
REV: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS (PLG); Altar inscribed with VO/TIS/XX surmounted by globe, three stars above. C - R in fields.
SIZE: 19.0mm 2.80g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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Constantine II (RIC 77, Coin #299)1 viewsRIC 77 (C1), AE3, Heraclea, 325-326 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (SMH gamma); Campgate with two turrets, star above.
SIZE: 19.2mm 2.94g
MaynardGeeFeb 22, 2015
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95-02 - QUINTILO (Set. a Dic. 270 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP QVINTILLVS AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FIDES MILIT" - Fortuna de pié de frente con su cabeza hacia la izquierda, portando un timón apoyado sobre un globo en mano derecha y cornucopia en la izquierda.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Fin de Ago.- Nov. 270 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.2da.)

Referencias: RIC Va #52 (C) P.244, RIC2 Temp #1116, Sear RCTV III #11438 P.410, Cohen VI #25 Pag.167, DVM #6 P.256, MRK#105/12, Hunter #25, La Venera #10284/305
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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95-04 - QUINTILO (Set. a Dic. 270 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "[I]MP C [M AV]R CL QVINTILLV[S AVG]" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FORT[VNA RED]VX" - Fortuna de pié de frente con su cabeza hacia la izquierda, portando un timón apoyado sobre un globo en mano derecha y cornucopia en la izquierda.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. - Dic. 270 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.7ma.)

Referencias: RIC Va #20 P.241, Sear RCTV III #11441 P.410, Cohen VI #32 P.168, DVM #9 P.256, Nor.#1176, Hunter #9
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-60 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsALEJANDRIA - Egipto
Vellón Tetradracma 19 mm 9.7 gr.

Anv: ”AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB”, Busto laureado y vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "L - Γ" =Año de acuñación =3, en ambos campos, Águila estante a der. con una guirnalda en su pico y hoja de palma detrás.

Acuñada: Ago - Sep. 270 D.C.

Referencias: Dattari #5413, Milne #4291, Geissen #3047, Curtis #1687, BMC Alexandria #2336 P.303, Sear RCTV #11458 P.412
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-46 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)1 viewsANTIGUA FALSIFICACIÓN ó ACUÑACIÓN NO OFICIAL
AE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 14 x 13 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "[DIVO CLAVDIO]" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CONSE]CRATIO" - Aguila parada de frente con su cabeza hacia la derecha y sus alas extendidas.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.
También se acuñaron en forma irregular en Las Galias e Hispania.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Sim.RIC Va #266 P.234, Sim.Sear RCTV III #11459 P.412 y Nota P.413, Sim.Cohen VI #41 P.134, Sim.DVM #44/2 P.256
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-45 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)1 viewsANTIGUA FALSIFICACIÓN ó ACUÑACIÓN NO OFICIAL
AE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 14 x 13 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "[DIVO CLAVDIO]", Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CON]SEC[RATIO]", Aguila parada de frente con su cabeza hacia la derecha y sus alas extendidas

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.
También se acuñaron en forma irregular en Las Galias e Hispania.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Sim.RIC Va #266 P.234, Sim.Sear RCTV III #11459 P.412 y Nota P.413, Sim.Cohen VI #41 P.134, Sim.DVM #44/2 P.256
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-40 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)1 viewsANTIGUA FALSIFICACIÓN ó ACUÑACIÓN NO OFICIAL
AE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 14 mm 1.7 gr.

Anv: "[DI]VO CL[AVDIO]" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FIDES [MILITVM]" - Fides (La Fidelidad) de pié de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando un estandarte militar en mano derecha y una lanza en la izquierda.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.
También se acuñaron en Las Galias e Hispania.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Sim. RIC Va #273 Pag.235 - Cohen Vol.VI #94 Pag.139 - Sear RCTV III Nota Pag.413
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-36 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)1 viewsAE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 15 x 16 mm 1.2 gr.

ANTIGUA FALSIFICACIÓN ó ACUÑACIÓN NO OFICIAL
AE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 15 mm 1.2 gr.

Anv: "DIV[O CLAVDIO]" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CONSEC]RATIO" - Altar llameante decorado con cuatro cajones y un punto en cada cajon.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.
También se acuñaron en Las Galias e Hispania.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Sim. RIC Va #261 P.233, Sim. Sear RCTV '88 #3228, Sim. Sear RCTV III #11462 P.412, Sim.Cohen VI #50 P.135 (Nota), Sim.DVM #44/1 Pag.256
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-35 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsANTIGUA FALSIFICACIÓN ó ACUÑACIÓN NO OFICIAL
AE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 17 mm 2.0 gr.

Anv: "DIVO CLAVDIO" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CONSECRATIO]" - Altar llameante decorado.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.
También se acuñaron en Las Galias e Hispania.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Sim. RIC Va #261 P.233, Sim. Sear RCTV '88 #3228, Sim. Sear RCTV III #11462 P.412, Sim.Cohen VI #50 P.135 (Nota), Sim.DVM #44/1 Pag.256
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-15 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)1 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP CLAVDIVS AVG", Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VBERITAS AVG", Uberitas estante a izq., portando bolsa/ubre en mano der. y cornucopia en izq..

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión inicio - Ago. 270 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia

Referencias: RIC Va #193 (C) P.227, RIC2 Temp #761, Cohen VI #286 P.158, Alföldi 4 /28, Sear RCTV III #11376 P.404, Hunter #72, La Venera #9813/54, Cunetio #2311, Normanby #1102
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-13 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CLAVDIV]S CAES AVG", Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha. Visto por detrás.
Rev: "[AE]QVITAS AVG", Aequitas (La Equidad) estante a izq., portando balanza en mano der. y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión 1ra.Fase Final 268 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off. 1ra.??)

Referencias: RIC Va #178var. (C) (Busto, leyenda y off.) P.226, RIC2 temp #566, DVM #3var. (Ley.) P.255, La Venera #9413, Alföldi 1964 #51553/5 p.16, Cunetio #2270
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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3 viewsROME. The Two Lucii
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.12 g, 12 h)
DVO
LL
Rostovtsev 1358 = Scholz 1422 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionFeb 22, 2015
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94-07 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 21 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CLAVD[IVS AV]G", Cabeza radiada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS [AVG]", Virtus (La Virtud) estante a izq., portando rama de olivo en mano der.y lanza en izq., a su der. escudo apoyado en tierra.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Final 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Va #109 (C) P.219, RIC2 temp #204, Cohen VI #313 P.160, DVM #39 P.255, Sear RCTV III #11383 P.404, Hunter #24, ES #69, La Venera #6794/6807, Cunetio #1969
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-08 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "[IMP] C CLAVDIVS [AVG]", Busto radiado y acoraz., viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[AEQVIT]AS AVG]", Aequitas (La Equidad) estante a izq., portando balanza en mano der. y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Fin 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 6ta.)

Referencias: RIC Va #14 (C) P.212, RIC2 temp #219, Cohen VI #9 P.131, DVM #3 P.255, Nor.#656, La Venera #7089/7161, Cunetio #1976/80, MRK #10412
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-09 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 12.5 x 19 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CL]AVDIVS [AVG]" - Cabeza radiada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FIDE[S MILITVM]", Fides (La Fidelidad) estante a izq., portando estandarte militar (Vexilum) en mano der. y largo cetro vert. en izq..

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión med. 270 - Ago. 270 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Va #38 (C) P.214, RIC2 temp #471, Cohen VI #91 P.139, Nor.#940, Sear RCTV III #11336 P.401, Hunter #42, La Venera #7406/18, Cunetio #1990-92, Normanby #669
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-03 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 12.5 x 19 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C C[LAVDIVS A]VG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "MARS [VLTOR]" - Marte avanzando a der., cargando trofeo de armas en hombro izq. y portando lanza en der.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Inicios 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 8va.)

Referencias: RIC Va #66 (C) P.216, RIC2 temp #242, Cohen VI #155 P.145, DVM #22 P.255, Nor.#669, Sear RCTV III #11350 P.402, La Venera #7406/18, Cunetio #1990-92, Normanby #669
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Faustina Jr. (146 - 175 A.D.)15 viewsEgypt Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH; draped bust right, hair in knot.
R: Tyche seated left on throne; L-Δ in fields, Regnal year 4 Struck 163/164 A.D.
Alexandria Mint
11.5g
24mm
Emmett 2285(4), R1; Milne 2491

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
MatFeb 22, 2015
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94-17 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 17 mm 4.1 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CLA]VDIVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y vestido, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FELIC TEMPO" - Felicitas (La Felicidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando un Caduceo en mano derecha y un largo cetro vertical en izquierda. "T" en exergo.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Inicios 269 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 3ra.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #145 (C) P.223, Sear RCTV III #11330 P.400, Cohen VI #74 P.138, DVM #9 var (Ley.) P.255, Nor.#1012, Hunter #52
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-05 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 x 19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG" - Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PAX AVG" - Pax (La Paz), estante a izq. a izq., portando una rama de olivo en mano de der. y cetro largo vert. en izq. "P" en exergo.

Acuñada 1da. Emisión 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 1ra.)

Referencias: RIC Va #156 Pag.223 (C), Cohen VI #200 Pag.149, DVM #25 Pag.255 - Nor.#1031
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-23 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 21 x 20 mm 4.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "··" debajo del busto.
Rev: "VICTORIAE GOTHIC" - Trofeo compuesto por una armadura (Cuerpo), un caso (Cabeza), dos escudos y dos lanzas cruzadas (Brazos). A sus piés un cautivo sentado a cada lado con sus brazos atados a la espalda. "SP[QR]" en exergo.
La acuñación refiere a la gran victoria sobre los Godos en los Balcanes en 269 D.C.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión mediados 269 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (2do.Período Off.2da) - Balkiz Turquía

Referencias: RIC Va #252 (R) P.233, Cohen VI #308 P.160 (20 fr), Alföldi 4/31, DVM #37 P.255, Sear RCTV III #11381 P.404, Hunter #87
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-12 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP CLAVDIVS AVG" - Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TEMPORVM FELI" - Felicitas (La Felicidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando un largo Caduceo en mano derecha y una cornucopia en izquierda.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión finales 269 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia

Referencias: RIC Va #192 (C) P.227, Cohen VI #285 P.158, Alföldi 4 /34, Sear RCTV III #11375 P.404, Hunter pl.lxxxii
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-04 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)2 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 19 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CLAV[DIVS AVG]" - Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIC[TO]RIA AVG" - Victoria vestida, de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando una corona de laureles en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y una hoja de palma en izquierda. "A" en campo izq.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Inicios 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 1ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte I #104 Pag.219 (C) - Sear RCTV (1988) #3222 - Sear RCTV III #11378 Pag.404 - Cohen Vol.VI #293 Pag.158 - DVM #35 Pag.255 - Nor.#616 - Hunter #23
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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94-02 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)3 viewsAE Antoniniano 12.5 x 19 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG" - Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERT AVG" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda portando Pileus en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y largo cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Inicios 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 10 ma.)

Referencias: RIC Va #62 (C) P.216, Cohen VI #152 P.145, DVM #21 P.255, Nor.#684, Sear RCTV III #11349 P.402
mdelvalleFeb 22, 2015
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Alexius III, Sear 26288 viewsAεv - retrograde NI
St. Eugenius seated on horse advancing right and holding long Cross, two dots right, lis below
A/Λε, solar device to upper right
Alexius seated on horse advancing right and holding lis-topped scepter, retrograde N right, lis below
AR asper of Trebizond
23.5mm, 2.02g
novacystisFeb 21, 2015
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 44, Sestertius of AD 399 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.5g, Ø 35.5mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 39.
Obv.: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON P M TR P III P P around, PIETAS in ex., Pietas, veiled and draped, seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on small statue on pedestal.
Rev.: DIVO AVG / S C (in two lines in field left & right of the temple), Hexastyle guirlanded temple, surmounted with quadriga and statues, before which Gaius, veiled and togate, standing left, sacrifices with patera over garlanded altar; at left, an attendant leading bull to altar; at right, another attendant holding patera.
RIC 44 (R); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values I) 1802; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 60:2a
ex G.Henzen (1999).

Explanation of the legend: obverse: CAIVS CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI PRONEPOS AVGVSTVS PONTIFEX MAXIMVS TRIBVNICIA POTESTATE III PATER PATRIAE : Gaius Caesar, great-grandson of Divine Augustus, emperor, High Priest, with tribunician power for the third time, father of the fatherland. reverse: DIVO AVGVSTO SENATVS CONSVLTO: to Divine Augustus by decree of the Senate.
This architectural type commemorates the dedication of the temple to Divus Augustus in August, 37 AD. There were two temples in Rome honoring Augustus, one on the Palatine, the other of uncertain location, possibly behind the Basilica Julia in the depression between the Palatine and the Capitoline Hills. The latter, built under Tiberius, was the one dedicated by Caligula in 37 AD.
Charles SFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 3 viewsAR dr., 4,29gr, 21,4mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: P(sic)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (A)PΣAKY(sic) EΠIΦAN .. ; exergual line.
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 4 viewsfouree dr., 3,29g; Sellwood 24.9 type, Shore 69 type;
mint: ??, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/pellett finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN..;
contemporary official forgery?

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 1 viewsAR dr., 3,54gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekabatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30; curiously sloppy obv. compared with rev.;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (AP)ΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY;

ex: H. Hass, Germany;
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC 0 viewsAR dr., 4,47gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69 Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY; exergual line;
unusually heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC, 2 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border; striking resemblance to portraits on tdrs;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend starting on the left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line;

ex: W.Derfler, Germany.
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--ALEXANDER II ZABINAS4 views128 - 123 BC
AE 21 mm; 7.34 g
O:Radiate and diademed head of Zabinas right; R:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with fillet, A inner left, Π inner right
Antioch mint
laneyFeb 21, 2015
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PHOENICIA, TYRE4 views1st - 2nd Century AD
AE 19 mm; 6.01 g
O: Veiled turreted head of Tyche right, palm behind
R: IEΡAΣ / MHTΡOΠO / ΛEΩΣ above galley left; Phoenician script beneath
Phoenicia, Tyre mint
laneyFeb 21, 2015
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Crispus as Caesar, RIC VII 23 Heraclea, 317 CE1 viewsCrispus, Caesar. 317 CE AE Follis 3.1 g, 18 mm
Obverse: DN FLIVL CRISPVS SNOB CAES, Laureate bust left with mappa, globe and sceptre.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with three turrets above
dot MHTF in ex. Heeaclea mint
NORMAN KFeb 21, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 618 38 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.83g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM (around) S C (in field), winged thunderbolt with six lightnings.
RIC 618; Coh.684; BMC 1266 note (six barbs instead of four); Strack 845; Banti 321 (same rev. die as illustrated, 2 spec.)
ex CNG eAuction 202 (2009); ex White Mountain Collection
3 commentsCharles SFeb 21, 2015
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012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-037, #0144 views012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-037, #01
avers: ˇ - ˇ on wedges amongst three crosses, TE on each side; border of dots.
revers:Illegible, legend-like marks; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,5 mm, weight: 0,35 g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-037, CHN-1-053, Huszar-047,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla-
Q-001
quadransFeb 21, 2015
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012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-037, #0243 views012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-037, #02
avers: ˇ - ˇ on wedges amongst three crosses, TE on each side; border of dots.
revers:Illegible, legend-like marks; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,0 mm, weight: 0,30 g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-037, CHN-1-053, Huszar-047,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla-
Q-002
quadransFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC, (Assar: Arsakes X. 122-121 BC)9 viewsAR tdr., 16,01gr, 29,9mm; Sellwood 23.2, Shore --, Sunrise 280;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair in 5 waves, very short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; reel-and-pellet border 10 to 7h;
rev.: goddess (Demeter?) left, on throne, w/winged goddess offering diadem on outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOΣ 2 symbols below exergual line: TV and composite monogram;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (The New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC7 viewsAR tdr., 16,28gr, 29.9mm; Sellwood 24.3, Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 11:30
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ in right field, palm branch;
older type, not from the latest hoard;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
1 commentsSchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 15,9gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 24.4, Shore 67, Sunrise 284;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons, short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field, below exergual line: TV;

ex: B. Kritt.
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 15,5gr, 31,7mm; Sellwood 24.5, Shore 68, Sunrise 282;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
onv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; cuirass or tunic w/ornamental border; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, behind back compound monogram #9, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓ&ALambda;OY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field; exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 521, As of AD 103-111 (Victoria with branch and palm)2 viewsÆ As (10,33g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head of Trajan facing right (aegis).
Rev.: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around), S C (in field), advancing left, with branch and palm.
RIC 521; Cohen 436.
ex KÜnker auction 153 (2009)
Charles SFeb 21, 2015
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC1 viewsAR tdr., 15,64gr, 30,5mm; Sellwood 24.3var. (no palm branch), Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓALOY APΣAKOY EΠΦANOY(Σ); below exergual line: TV;

ex: ArtCoins Roma, Auction 6.
SchatzFeb 21, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 563, Dupondius of AD 106-111 (Dacia mourning)3 viewsÆ Dupondius (10.5g, Ø 25mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 106-111.
Obv.: IIMP CAES NERVAE TRAIA NO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, radiate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around), S C (in ex.), Dacia seated left, mourning, on shield and arms, before trophy.
RIC 563; Cohen 533
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1993)
Charles SFeb 21, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 675, As of AD 116-117 (Victory) 6 viewsÆ As (11.7g, Ø 25-27mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 116-117.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER , DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right
laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: SENATVS POPVLVSQUE ROMANVS (around), S C (in field), Victory holding wreath and palm branch advancing right.
RIC 675; Cohen 355
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1996)
1 commentsCharles SFeb 21, 2015
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S.856 Aethelred I (Ceolbald)2 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Ceolbald
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Abramson 80-100
O: +.A.E.D.I.L.R.E.D. ℞
R: +CEOLBĀLD
Motif: 7/5

Ceolbald was Aethelred I's most prolific moneyer. His coins feature some interesting designs in the central motifs, like the ℞ on this issue. The obverse is also unusual for the presence of periods between each letter of Aethelred's name. Cannot find a die match for this coin.

Ceolbald is not known to have coined for Aethelred's successors and it is believed that after his services were no longer needed in Northumbria, he packed up and moved to Mercia, where he coined for Coenwulf. Ceolbald is a known moneyer for Coenwulf and it is not beyond the realm of possibility that this was indeed the same person.

Ex- Mauseus Coins, UKDFD 40443
NapFeb 21, 2015
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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
NapFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 94, Coin #316)2 viewsRIC 94 (C), AE3, Siscia, 346 - 348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (gamma SIS cresent); Two soldiers flanking labarum (chi-rho standard).
SIZE: 17.3mm 1.52g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 195, Coin #238)1 viewsRIC 195 (C2), AE3, Siscia, 347-348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN (ASIS); Two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches. Upright palm branch in center.
SIZE: 16.5mm 1.78g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 120, Coin #80)1 viewsRIC 120 (C), AE3, Thessalonica, 348-350 AD.
OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (TESB); Constans standing left on galley, holding phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory.
SIZE: 18.2mm 2.62g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 64, Coin #645)1 viewsRIC 64 (R), AE4, Cyzicus, 347 - 348 AD.
OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Pearl diademed head right.
REV: VOT XX MVLT XXX (star SMK delta); Text within wreath.
SIZE: 15.7mm 1.88g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 45, Coin #616)1 viewsRIC 45 (C3), AE3, Constantinople,
OBV: D N CONSTANS PF AVG; Pearl diadem with rosettes, head right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (CONSI), Two soldiers standing facing with one standard between them.
SIZE: 16.0mm 1.64g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 238, Coin #571)1 viewsRIC 238 (R1), AE3, Siscia, 333 - 335 AD.
OBV: FL CONSTANS BEA C; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (dot delta SIS dot); Two soldiers standing facing oen another with two standards between them.
SIZE: 19.1mm 1.60g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 87, Coin #530)1 viewsRIC 87 (S), AE3, Siscia, 346-348 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (delta SIS); Two soldiers with spears and shields standing, labarum (chi-rho Christogram standard) between them.
SIZE: 17.4mm 1.58g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 79, Coin #524)1 viewsRIC 79 (C), AE2, Cyzicus, 348 - 350 AD.
OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (star SMK gamma); Constans walking right, looking back, leading barbarian from hut under tree and holding spear.
SIZE: 21.1mm 2.82g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 111, Coin #348)1 viewsRIC 111 (C1), AE3, Antioch, 335 - 337 AD.
OBV: F L IVL CONSTANS NOB C; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (SMANH); Two soldiers standing facing one another with one standard between them.
SIZE: 16.4mm 1.62g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 103, Coin #290)1 viewsRIC 103 (C2), AE3, Siscia, 337-340 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (dot gamma SIS dot); Two soldiers flanking a standard decorated with Chi-Rho.
SIZE: 16.9mm 1.70g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 88, Coin #186)1 viewsRIC 88 (C), AE2, Constantinople, 348-351 AD.
OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Pearl diasdemed, draped & cuirassed bust left. Holding globe.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (CONSI star); Soldier dragging young barbarian from hut tree.
SIZE: 23.3mm 3.16g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 92, Coin #175)1 viewsRIC 92 (C), AE3, Rome, 337 -350 AD.
OBV: CONSTANS P F AVG; Laureate, rosette-diademed, draped &cuirassed bust right.
REV: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN (R upright palm leaf epsilon); Two Victories facing each other holding wreaths.
SIZE: 15.5mm 1.70g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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Constans (RIC 130, Coin #172)1 viewsRIC 130 (R2), AE2, Rome, 350 AD.
OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Laureate, rosette-diademed, draped &cuirassed bust right.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Constans standing left in Galley, labarum in left, Phoenix on globe in right, at stern Victory steering. Epsilon in left field.
SIZE: 22.8mm 4.32g
MaynardGeeFeb 21, 2015
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-029, #0356 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-029, #03
avers:- CALMAN-REX, crossleted cross in circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- LADISLAVS-REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,45g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-029, CHN-1-046, Huszar-038,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
quadransFeb 21, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 591, As of AD 103-111 (Victory) 2 viewsÆ As (11.4g, Ø 28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 98-99.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate head of Trajan right; aegis on chest.
Rev.: S P Q R OPTIMO PRICIPI (around), S C (in field), Victory advancing left, with branch and palm.
RIC 591; Cohen 436
ex Künker auction 153 (2003)
Charles SFeb 21, 2015
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Artabanos I., 127-124 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59; Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III. 126 to 122 BC);
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard, mustache; earring w/2-pearl pendant, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial (?); dotted border 9 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ(OY); exergual line;

ex: CNG Sale 63.
SchatzFeb 20, 2015
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Artabanos I., 127-124 BC;1 viewsAR dr., 3,09gr, 20mm; Sellwood 20.2, Shore 60, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair in waves, medium-long beard; earring, multi-layer torque; dotted border 10 to 16h;
rev. archer, right, on omphalos, w/ bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format w/ dividing lines in between; BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (&Phi)ΛΛΛEΛΦo(Y) for: ΦIΛAΔEΛΦoY; exergual line;
plenty of horn silver on rev., apparently horn silver was removed from obv., thus the low weight;

ex: CNG EAuction 216, part of 6 coin lot.

SchatzFeb 20, 2015
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012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-041, #0259 views012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-041, #02
avers:- Cross with dots and crosses within crescents in the angles; border of dots.
revers:-Lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,2 mm, weight: 0,31 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-041, CHN-1-076, Huszar-092,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla-
Q-002
quadransFeb 20, 2015
II_Geza_(1141-1162_AD)_U-060_C1-149_H-159_Q-006_2h_13,5mm_0,29g-s.jpg
014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #0664 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #06
avers:- Cross with crosses at the ends, line between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,5 mm, weight: 0,29 g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-060, CHN-1-149, Huszar-159,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-006
quadransFeb 20, 2015
Julia-Domna_AR-Den_IVLIA-AVGVSTA_PIETAS-PVBLICA_Laodicea-RIC-IV-I-643_p-170_RSC-156_203-AD_Q-001_0h_18,5-19,5mm_3,10g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 643, Laodicea, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #162 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 643, Laodicea, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- PIETAS-PVBLICA, Pietas standing front, head left, raising hands in prayer over lighted altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, Syria, date: 203 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-643, p-
Q-001
quadransFeb 20, 2015
Elagabalus_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-M-AVR-ANTONINVS-AVG_VICTOR-ANTONINI-AVG_RIC-IV-II-156,_RSC-289_Rome-218-AD_Q-001_6h_18,5-19,5mm_2,66g-s.jpg
056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 156, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, 59 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 156, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right,
avers: IMP-CAES-M-AVR-ANTONINVS-AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VICTOR-ANTONINI-AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath and palm over left shoulder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,66g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 218 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-156, p- , RSC-289,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 20, 2015
Ant_Pius-AE-Dup_ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XXI_COS-IIII_S-C_RIC-989_C_Rome_157-8-AD_Q-001_11h_25,5mm_11,07g-s.jpg
035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0989, Rome, AE-Dupondius, COS IIII, S-C, Emperor standing left, Scarce!69 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0989, Rome, AE-Dupondius, COS IIII, S-C, Emperor standing left, Scarce!
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XXI, Radiate head right.
revers:-COS-IIII, Emperor (Antoninus?) standing left in shrine, holding branch and standard.
exe: -/-//SC, diameter: 25,5mm, weight: 11,07g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 157-158 A.D., ref: RIC-III-989-p-, C-, Scarce!
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 20, 2015
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great19 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Unpublished variety; cf. Meydancikkale 2691 (no palm), Müller 114 (same), Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -, Choice VF, 16.618g, 29.9mm, 0o, Thrace, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 283 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Athena enthroned left, Nike crowning king's name in extended right, rests left arm on round shield behind, transverse spear against far side, palm frond (or apluster?) outer left, enthroned cult image of Hermes Perpheraios inner left;possibly unique.

According to myth, the cult image of Hermes Perpheraios was carved by Epeios before he made the Trojan Horse. After Achilles insulted him, the river-god Scamander sided with Troy. The swollen Scamander flooded the Greek camp at its mouth and washed their cult image out to sea. Scamander also was said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times. Later the statue was caught by fishermen from Ainos. They wore themselves out trying to cut it up for firewood, making only a little wound-like mark. They tried to burn it whole, but the flames just went around. Giving up, they threw it back in the sea. After they caught it in their nets a second time they realized it was sacred, received it into the city, and honored it like the gods.


EX; FORVM Ancient Coins Shop.

*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.



From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamFeb 20, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 129-30 AD Helios6 viewsReference.
Emmett 852.14; Köln 1002; Dattari 1384; Milne 1280; Curtis 429.

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L-IΔ date across field. year 14
Radiate draped bust of Helios right.

13.28 gr
24/25 mm
2 commentsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 132-33 AD Nilus2 viewsReference.
Emmett 876.17; Köln 1063; Dattari (Savio) 1434 corr.

Obv. AVTKAICTPAIAN AΔPIANOCCEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. LIZ (Year 17)
Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, on back of crocodile right

12.10 gr
24 mm
1h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
184_P_Hadrian__Emmett833_10.jpg
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Dikaiosyne1 viewsReference.
emmett 833.10; Milne 1116

Obv. AVTKAI ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.

Rev. L-ΔE KATOV
Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

12.65
25 mm
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
181_P_Hadrian__Emmett872.jpg
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Nike1 viewsvery Rare
Reference.
Emmett 872.9; Milne 1090;

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.

Rev. ETE-N-A-T (Volgens Emmett ET ENAT)
Nike flying/advancing left, holding laurel wreath in right hand, palm front in left.

11.93 gr
24 mm
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
151_P_Hadrian__Emmett_866_r5.jpg
EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Isis1 viewsReference.
Emmett 866.4; Dattari 1396; Kampmann & Ganschow 32.116.;Köln--; Milne 937

Obv. AΥT KAI TΡAI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. L-Δ year 4
Draped bust of Isis right Radiate?, wearing her horned solar crown met Agis?

12.87 gr
23 mm
12 h.
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 128-29 AD Hands Clasped4 viewsReference.
Emmett 848.13; Dattari 1525; Milne 1274

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back, with Paludamentum.

Rev. PATHR PATRIDOC (nobele vader)
Hands clasped, L IΓ=Jear 13=(128/129).

13.08 gr
25 mm

note.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bust of Septimius Severus wearing a paludamentum
In Republican and Imperial Rome, the paludamentum was a cloak or cape fastened at one shoulder, worn by military commanders (e.g. the legionary Legatus) and rather less often by their troops. As supreme commander of the whole Roman army, Roman emperors were often portrayed wearing it in their statues (e.g. the Prima Porta Augustus) and on their coinage. After the reign of Augustus, the paludamentum was restricted to the Emperor.[citation needed] Children would also wear it sometimes, when there was bad weather and they needed protection.
The paludamentum was generally crimson, scarlet, or purple in colour,[1] or sometimes white.[2] It was fastened at the shoulder with a clasp, called a fibula, whose form and size varied through time. Putting on the paludamentum was a ceremonial act on setting out for war.[3]
2 commentsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Alexandria1 viewsReference.
Emmett 805.10; Milne 1158

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI ΑΔΡΙΑ CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right seen from behind.

Rev. L.ΔE KATOV (YEAR 10)
Bust of Alexandria right with elephant headdress.

6.75 gr
24 mm
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
183_P_Hadrian__Emmett824_9.jpg
EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Athena standing1 viewsReference.
Emmett 824.9; Milne 1084

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.

Rev. ET-ENAT
Athena standing facing head right, with spear left hand and shield right hand resting on shield set on ground

12.57 gr
25 mm
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Faustina I (RIC 1163, Coin #668)2 viewsRIC 1163 (S), AE AS, Rome, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA; Draped bust right, hair piled on top.
Rev: AETERNITAS S C; Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, long scepter vertical in left.
Size: 26.6mm 10.44g
MaynardGeeFeb 20, 2015
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LYDIA, Nakrasa Hadrian AE 16 Demos1 viewsReferentie.
BMC Lydia (pag.168),19; SNG COPENHAGEN 300; SNG VON AULOCK 3037

Obv.: AV TP AΔPIANO,
laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev.: NAKPA-CITΩΝ, (NAKRA - CITWN)
Young draped bust of Demos right.
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124BC.,2 viewsAR dr., 3.6gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 19.2, Shore 58 (this coin), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekabatana or Rhagai(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; cap like hair in 5 waves, long pointed beard; earring, 3-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 17h, test cut at 8h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(OΣ);

ex: Fred Shore (plate coin 58 from Shore, Parthian Coins & History).
SchatzFeb 20, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124BC.,2 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, side lock (?), medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; eastern portrait (?); dotted border 9 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
SchatzFeb 20, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124BC.,3 viewsAR dr., 3,32gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --; PDC 5889 (this coin)
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard, side lock(?); earring, necklace; strange, eastern(?) portrait; dotted border 8 to 14;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(O)Σ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII, (ex: T. Ballen Collection);
SchatzFeb 20, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 2 francs - 1856 Strasbourg.1 viewsArgent, 27 mm, 9,54 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 2 FRANCS // 1856, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-262.7 (693.113 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Deuxième république - Cérès - 1 franc - 1849 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,91 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 1 FRANC 1849 dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-211.1 (1.328.135 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XVIII - 2 de francs - 1824 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 9,61 g, 27 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné accosté de 2 et F et de rameaux. 1824 dessous.
Réfs : Le Franc, type 257.51 (283.714 exemplaires)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 10 centimes - 1808 Paris0 viewsBillon, 19 mm, 2,12 g.
A/ N couronné, couronne de feuillages.
R/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 10 CENT / 1808 A.
Réfs : F.130.2 (6.267.644 ex.).
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Trident Drietandfibula ref. Hattatt 3e-4e eeuw na Chr.12 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - Demi franc - 1812 Paris1 viewsArgent, 18 mm, 2,46 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1812 A, dans une couronne de deux branches de laurier, DEMI FRANC.
Réfs : F.178.37 (1.719.834 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Trident Drietandfibula ref. Hattatt 3e-4e eeuw na Chr.23 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Consulat - Bonaparte premier Consul - 1 franc - AN 12, Toulouse.0 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,92 g.
A/ BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL, tête nue de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE AN 12 M, dans une couronne de branche d'olivier, 1 FRANC.
Réfs : F. 200.16 (285.304ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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P-shaped_fibula_Type_Trident_(drietand)_ref__D__Bondoc_3e-4e_eeuw_na_Chr__12 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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P-shaped_fibula_Type_Trident_(drietand)_ref__D__Bondoc_3e-4e_eeuw_na_Chr__44 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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P-shaped_fibula_Type_Trident_(drietand)_ref__D__Bondoc_3e-4e_eeuw_na_Chr__31 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
P-shaped_fibula_Type_Trident_(drietand)_ref__D__Bondoc_3e-4e_eeuw_na_Chr__2.JPG
P-shaped_fibula_Type_Trident_(drietand)_ref__D__Bondoc_3e-4e_eeuw_na_Chr__22 viewsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Roman Republic Coinage of the family Pinaria3 viewsPinarius Natta Denarius. 155 BC.

Reference.
Pinaria 2, Cr200/1, Syd 382. Sear 77

Obv. Roma right, X behind

Rev. Victory in biga, NAT below, ROMA in ex.

3.32 gr
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Commodus Denarius2 viewsMinted AD 192 in Rome

OBV: L AEL AVREL C[OMM AVG P FEL] - Laureate head right.
REV: LIB AVG PM TRPXVII COS [VII PP] - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and holding scepter: star in right field.

18mm 2,8g
RIC241
Carsten BFeb 20, 2015
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Faustina I Major Denarius6 viewsSOLD

OBV: DIVA FAVSTINA
REV: AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum & palladium

18mm, 2,6g

RIC:368 SEAR:4587
Carsten BFeb 20, 2015
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Faustina I Major Denarius2 viewsMinted in Rome after AD 147

OBV: DIVA FAVSTINA
REV: AVGVSTA, Pietas standing left with right hand over altar and holding box in left

17mm 2,5g

RIC:373 SEAR:4589
Carsten BFeb 20, 2015
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Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Salus standing1 viewsreference.
RIC 268. C. 1329. Hill 576.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
laureate head right.

Rev. SALVS AVG
Salus standing facing left, holding scepter and sacrificing out of patera over altar.

3.06 gr
okidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Vespasian 'Winged Caduceus' Denarius24 viewsMinted AD 74 in Rome

OBV: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
REV: PO[..] TRP COS V, Winged Caduceus

20mm 2,5g

RIC 75
Carsten BFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Liard0 viewsLiard à la vieille tête, cuivre, 2,89 g.
Lettre x sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Besançon.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1770
Réfs : Droulers 608 (fr. imp.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Demi sol d'aix0 viewsDemi sol d'Aix, bronze, 5,84 g.
Type spécial pour Aix
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARR REX 1769
Réfs : Droulers 604.
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Sol0 viewsSol à la vielle tête, cuivre, 11,10 g.
Lettre W sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lille.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1772
Réfs : Droulers 606 (fr. imp.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - 1/10 d'écu0 views1/10 d'écu au bandeau, argent, 2,83 g.
A sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Paris
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1757
Réfs : Droulers 587 (78 850 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Liard0 viewsLiard, cuivre, 2,55 g
B au revers pour le Pont de l'Arche
A/ L XIIII ROY DE FR ET DE NA 1655, buste de Louis XIV couronné à droite.
R/ LIARD DE FRANCE B, trois lis dessous
Réfs : C2G-30
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 6 deniers0 viewsSix deniers dit "dardenne", bronze, 5,46 g
N au droit pour Montpellier
A/ LOVIS XIIII ROY DE FRANCE ET DE NAV, trois double L couronnés, formant un triangle fleurdelisé en angle.
R/ SIX DENIERS DE FRANCE 1711.
Réfs : Droulers 482 (8.652.042 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 26 Octastyle temple7 viewsReference.
SNG Von Aulock 285; BMC 25

Obv : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB
radiate head right

Rev : KOI-NON BEIΘYNIAC
Octastyle temple faÇade set on podium of three steps; in pediment Shield, pellet between columns

12.50 gr
26 mm
2 commentsokidokiFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 5 sols0 views5 sols aux insignes, argent, 1,33 g.
BB au revers pour Strasbourg
A/ L XIIII D G FR ET NA REX 1704, buste de Louis XIIII à droite
R/ DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM.
Réfs : Droulers 514 (22 810 880 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
025~2.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 1/12 d'écu0 views1/12 d'écu, argent, 2,08 g
D sous l'écu pour Lyon.
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1702, écu de France couronné
Réfs : Droulers 433
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 1/12 d'écu0 views1/12 d'écu à la mèche courte, argent, 2,16 g
A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1644, écu de France couronné
Réfs : Droulers 297 (1.913 150 ex.)
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
004~0.JPG
Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Quart d'écu0 viewsQuart d'écu, argent, 9,24 g
H sous l'écu pour la Rochelle.
A/ LVDOVICVS XIIII D G FRAN ET NA REX 1644, croix fleurdelisée.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM H, écu de France couronné, accosté de II et II
Réfs : Droulers 280
GabalorFeb 20, 2015
Kroisos_50.jpg
Sardes, Lydia2 viewsTime of Kroisos
560-546 B.C.
Silver Hemihekte (1/12 Stater)
0.86 gm, 8 mm
Obv.: Confronted foreparts of lion and bull.
Rev: Incuse square punch.
SNG Kayhan 1020/21;
Rosen 668;
BMC Lydia, p. 8, 53;
Sear 3422
JaimelaiFeb 20, 2015
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Uncertain AE14. Griffin3 viewsObv: Laureate head right, border of dots.
Rev: Griffin seated right, left paw raised.
11mm., 0.5g,

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=96847
ancientoneFeb 20, 2015
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Temple of Vesta in the Forum Romanum in Rome.1 viewsTemple of Vesta in the Forum Romanum in Rome. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Vesta. All temples to Vesta were round, and had entrances facing east to symbolize connection between Vesta’s fire and the sun as sources of life. The Temple of Vesta represents the site of ancient cult activity as far back as 7th century BCE. Numa Pompilius is believed to have built this temple along with the original Regia and House of the Vestal Virgins in its original form. Around the Temple stood The Sacred Grove, in which also there was a graveyard for the priests and virgins. It was one of the earliest structures located in the Roman Forum although its present reincarnation is the result of subsequent rebuilding. Instead of a cult statue in the cella there was a hearth which held the sacred flame. The temple was the storehouse for the legal wills and documents of Roman Senators and cult objects such as the Palladium. The Palladium was a statue of Athena (Roman Minerva) believed to have been brought by Aeneas from Troy; the statue was felt to be one of the Pignora Imperii, or pledges of imperium, of Ancient Rome. According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, the Romans believed that the Sacred fire of Vesta was closely tied to the fortunes of the city and viewed its extinction as a portent of disaster. The sacred flame was put out in 394 by Theodosius I after he won the Battle of the Frigidus, defeating Eugenius and Arbogast. The Temple of Vesta remained reasonably intact until the Renaissance. However, in 1549 the building was completely demolished and its marble reused in churches and papal palaces. The section standing today was reconstructed in the 1930s during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini.

By Wknight94, 26 April 2008. Source:
Joe SermariniFeb 19, 2015
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Roman AE-Key, Ring #0272 viewsRoman AE-Key, Ring #02
size: 48x22mm,
weight: 16,09g,
distribution: Rome
date:
ref:
Q-002
2 commentsquadransFeb 19, 2015
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Zoomorphic Plate Roman Fibula, Bird pigeon or pheasant fibula, Fibula #20164 viewsZoomorphic Plate Roman Fibula, Bird pigeon or pheasant fibula, Fibula #201
type:Zoomorphic Plate Bird pigeon or pheasant, fibula,
size: 37x23x2mm, weight: 9,37g, date: 100-250 A.D.,
ref: , distribution:
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 19, 2015
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Small Bronze Age pottery, #154 viewsSmall Bronze Age pottery, #1
size: 63x45mm,
weight: 50,59g
distribution: north Balkans,
date: Bronze Age,
Q-001
quadransFeb 19, 2015
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Roman black glass beads, #456 viewsRoman black glass beads, #4
Used as necklace or bracelet,
size: 23x21 mm,
weight:4,20g
distribution:Rome
Q-004
quadransFeb 19, 2015
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, Hendin 474 #42 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.23g, 14.49mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines in laurel wreath, from r. to l.:
YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / YH[R] (sic!)
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[dim]
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long
stalk
ref. GBC4 474; AJC I group Fa27; TJC group Q27
about VF, nice inscription, black patina with earthen deposits
Pedigree:
ex coll. Schöttle/Stuttgart (acquired 1968)

The last R (at the wrong place!) is missed, but there is enough space for it.
1 commentsJochenFeb 19, 2015
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Artabanos I., 127 -124 BC;5 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 20.54mm; Sellwood 21.4var., Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.,
16,22gr, 20,54mm, undated issue;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h
obv.: bare-headed, w/diadem, knot and 2 wide ribbons; short, cap like hair, medium long beard; earring, torque ending in griffin(?); cuirass; complete barbell border;
rev.: Demeter (?) on throne, left, holding winged goddess on left outstretched arm, cornucopia in right arm; Nereid as left rear seat leg; 2 line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛΩΣ APΣAKOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms, in left outside field horse's head;

ex: CNG 63.
SchatzFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 550, Dupondius of AD 103-111 (Trajan crowned by Victory)4 viewsÆ Dupondius (6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 103-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, radiate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around) S C (in ex.), Trajan crowened by Victory, both standing.
RIC 550; Cohen 518
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127 -124 BC;3 viewsAR dr., 3,67gr, 19,15mm; Sellwood --; Shore 65, Sunrise --;
mint: unknow eastern, perhaps Areia or Traxiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem w/ ribbon; hair style resembling knitted cap, medium long, pointed beard; necklace or torque, no earring visible; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos, 4-line legend composed of dots in 2+2 format, illegible;

ex: Peus Auction 384/385
SchatzFeb 19, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 20/1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and broad ribbon; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring, torque; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOUY
ΦIΛAΔELΦOY; exergual line;
SchatzFeb 19, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC,1 viewsAR dr., 3,59gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 20/1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 14:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons, pellet on center ribbon; short, cap like hair, medium long, pointed beard; earring, multiple turn torque; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY
(ΦIΛ)AΔEΛ(ΦOY);

ex: Classical Coins, Goleta, CA
SchatzFeb 19, 2015
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Artabanos I. 127-124BC.,2 viewsAR dr., 3,39gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 20.1; Shore 59; Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; cap like short hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring with 3-pearl pendant, multiple-turn torque w/pellet finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4 line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY,
ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY;
AU condition;

Ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 70, ex: Peus Auction 370/371;
SchatzFeb 19, 2015
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Sear 20241 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.63g, diameter 21mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type D’, usually attributed to the third decade of the 13th century. Sear lists only one size, but Marchev & Wachter divide the type into large, medium and small modules. This specimen (die diameter approximately 18mm) falls into the medium class (CLBC Latin Kingdom 11.4.2). Abu GalyonFeb 19, 2015
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Vespasian Denarius82 viewsSOLD

OBV: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right
REV: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding sceptre and branch

20mm 2,7g

RIC 65

Found along the Olbia river in the Ukraine
Carsten BFeb 19, 2015
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SEVERUS ALEXANDER?--SAMARIA, CAESAREA MARITIMA4 views222-235 AD
AE 21.5 mm; 10.96 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Eagle with wreath held in wings, [SPQR] within
Samaria, Caesarea Maritime mint
laneyFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 393, As of AD 98-99 (Pietas)4 viewsÆ As (11.4g, Ø 28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 98-99.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: TR POT COS II (around), S C (in field), Pietas standing left, by lighted altar right hand raised; left hand on breast.
RIC 393; Cohen 612
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994)
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 434, As of AD 101-102 (Victory with shield)3 viewsÆ As (11.4g, Ø 26mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 101-102.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: TR POT COS IIII P P (around), S C (in field), Victory advancing left, holding shield insribed SPQR.
RIC 434; Cohen 640
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 492, Dupondius of AD 103-111 (Annona)3 viewsÆ Dupondius (12.4g, Ø 27-28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate head of Trajan facing right; draped left shoulder with aegis.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around), S C (in ex.), Annona standing left right corn ears left cornucopiae, modius at feet, ship's prow behind.
RIC 492; Cohen 470
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 510, As of AD 106-111 (Pax with Dacian supplicating)5 viewsÆ As (11.5g, Ø29mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 106-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate head of Trajan facing right; with aegis.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around), S C (in ex.), Pax seeted left with olive branch, at her feet a Dacian kneeling, supplicating.
RIC 510 var. (no sceptre); Cohen 420 var. (idem); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 101:37
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1997)
Issued to mark the triumph over the Dacians in AD 106
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 676, Dupondius of AD 116 (Trajan between trophies)4 viewsÆ Dupondius (14.3g, Ø27mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 116.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP, radiate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: SENATVS POPVLVSQUE ROMANVS (around) S C (in ex.), Trajan standing between two trophies.
RIC 676; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 3219
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1997)
Charles SFeb 19, 2015
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Theodosius I AE3. 379-395 AD5 viewsTheodosius I AE3. 379-395 AD.

OBV: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

REV: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, looking half right, holding scepter, left hand on knee. Mintmark ANTB

REF: Pending
Gil-galadFeb 19, 2015
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SELEUKIS AND PIERIA, APAMEIA6 views1st Century BC
AE 21 mm max. 7.0 g
O: Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right.
R: Nike advancing l., holding palm and wreath; B in left field
Seleukis and Pieria. Apameia, cf. SNG Copenhagen 298-9
laneyFeb 18, 2015
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Nerva (96 -98 A.D.)28 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea
AR Didrachm
O AVTOKPAT NEPOYAC KAICAP CEBACTOC YΠATΔ, Laurate head right.
R: CEBACTOY TYXH, Tyche standing left holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
Cappadocia, Caesarea 97 A.D.
20mm
6.7g
Sydenham 150, SNG von Aulock 6380

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
5 commentsMatFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian Quadrans Eagle & Thunderbolt24 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings open, head to left

Rev.
PM TR P COS III
SC
Winged thunderbolt

Struck in Rome 121-122 A.D.
RIC II 625, Cohen 1167

18mm 2.52 g
5 commentsancientdaveFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian Semis Lyre 222 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev.
COS III
SC
Lyre
2 commentsancientdaveFeb 18, 2015
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,9 viewsAR tdr., 15.95gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
3 commentsSchatzFeb 18, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 4 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 30,06mm; Sellwood 17.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 268;
Mint: Seleukia; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, on outstretched right arm winged goddess offering diadem, in left arm cornucopia w/grapes off the top; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; below exergual line composite monogram, in left field outside legend second composite monogram;

ex: The New York Sale (Baldwin's).
SchatzFeb 18, 2015
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34 - Montpelier, Hérault, France.0 viewsJeton Quercy (quercy Antoine, épicerie "Aux Halles de Paris",6 Place de l'Observatoire).
5 centimes, laiton, 21 mm
A/ JETON QUERCY / 5c / 1914-16
R/ 5 C
Réfs : Elie 315.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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44 - Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France.0 views1k 500, laiton, 27 mm
A/ EMPLOYES DU CHEMIN DE FER D'ORLEANS // BOULANGERIE COOPERATIVE
R/ NANTES 1 k 500 174
Réfs : Elie 10.2a
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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06 - Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France1 views5 francs, aluminium, 25 mm
A/ FRUITS6PRIMEURS // NICE // Fçois VIALE
R/ 5 F
Réfs : Elie 203.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 7 viewsAR tdr., 16,14gr, 28,62mm; Sellwood 17.1., Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel-and-pellets border 8 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, w/cornucopia in left arm, on outstretched right arm winged goddess w/diadem; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (N)IKHΦOPOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin"s)
SchatzFeb 18, 2015
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75 - Paris, Seine, France0 views25 centimes, aluminium, 23 mm
A/ PRISON St LAZARE
R/ 25
Réfs : Elie P245.4
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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30 - La Grand Combe, Gard, France0 viewsJeton de chauffage, aluminium, 39 mm
A/ HOUILLERES DU BASSIN DES CEVENNES // GROUPE CENTRE
R/ BON POUR 1 SAC DE BOIS
Réfs : NMC 1.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 5 viewsAR tdr., 16,07gr, 29mm; Sellwood 17.1, Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, Axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel -and-pellet border 16:30 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, holding cornucopia in left arm, Nike (?) w/wreath on right extended arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; 2 composite monograms below exergual line;

ex: CNG EAuction 150, ex: R. Winokur Collection; ex: CNG 54.
SchatzFeb 18, 2015
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13 - Marseille, Bouches du Rhône, France0 views5 centimes, cuivre, 19 mm
A/ LADOUANIERE COOPERATIVE MARSEILLE
R/ 5 C
Réfs : - - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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80 - Amiens, Somme, France.0 views25 centimes, aluminium, 30 mm
A/ 1921
R/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE // AMIENS // 25 C
Réfs : Elie 10.5
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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44 - Coueron, Loire-Atlantique, France1 views5 centimes, cuivre, 19 mm
A/ USINES DE COUERON
R/ 5 C
Réfs : Elie 20.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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42 - Dancé, Loire, France.0 views25 centimes, aluminium, 23 mm
A/ CAFE MEANDRE DANCE (LOIRE)
R/ BON POUR 25 C EN CONSOMMATION
Réfs : - - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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TROAS, ASSOS5 views400 - 241 BC
AE 11.5 mm; 1.51 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena, right
R: AΣΣI, griffin seated left, club beneath
Troas, Assos; cf SNG Cop. 237 var.
laneyFeb 18, 2015
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75 - Paris, France.1 viewsComptoir d'Escompte de Paris, jeton de présence
Laiton, 38 mm
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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11 - Aude, Carcassonne, Union Philanthropique, Fourneaux Démocratiques (créés en 1892).0 views5 centimes, laiton.
Av./ UNION PHILANTHROPIQUE // FOURNEAUX DEMOCRATIQUES // 5 CENTIMES
Rv./ VILLE DE CARCASSONNE // 1er JANVIER 1892 // 5 CENTIMES
Réfs : Elie-10.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Julian II 'The Philosopher' (as Augustus)7 views361-363 AD
AE3 (19mm, 2.65g)
O: Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding shield and spear; DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG.
R: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath; BSISC· below.
Siscia mint
RIC VIII 421; Sear 4074v
ex Munzen Sann

“Are you not aware that all offerings whether great or small that are brought to the gods with have equal value, whereas without piety, I will not say hecatombs, but, by the gods, even the Olympian sacrifice of a thousand oxen is merely empty expenditure and nothing else?”
~ Julian
1 commentsEnodiaFeb 18, 2015
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Legionary apron strap end16 viewsRoman Legionary apron strap end with suspension loop

Rivet still in place were it would have been fastened to leather apron

Mid 1st century-2nd century
65mm x 10mm; loop 13mm
9.29g

Ex-Noble
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 18, 2015
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84 - Avignon, Vaucluse, Hôpital Psychiatrique de Montdevergues. France0 views20 francs, laiton, 36 mm
Av./ HOPITAL PSYCHIATRIQUE DE MONTDEVERGUES // VAUCLUSE // 20 F // CANTINE
Rv./ 20 F
Réfs : Elie-50.4
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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54 - Longwy, Meurthe et Moselle, Aciéries de Longwy, Hôtel Economat. France0 views1 franc, laiton, 25 mm
Av./ ACIERIES DE LONGWY // HOTEL ECONOMAT
Rv./ UN FRANC // 1 // 1883
Réfs : Elie-10.4
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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30 - Nîmes, Gard, Conférence de St Vincent de Paul. France0 views1 kilo de pain, laiton, 22 mm
Av./ CONFERENCE DE St VINCENT DE PAUL
Rv./ CONFERENCE DE St VINCENT NÎMES + 1 KILOG DE PAIN
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Guyane Française, Office Colonial Pénitentiaire.0 views1 franc, laiton, 28 mm
Double perforation, contremarque wagon de mines.
Av./ RESERVE A LA MAIN D'OEUVRE PENITENTIAIRE // O.C.P.
Rv./ 1 F
Réfs : - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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66 - Perpignan, Pyrénées Orientale, France.1 views25 centimes, aluminium, 25 mm
Av./ PERPIGNAN, 1929
Rv./ CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DES COMMERCANTS // 25 CENT.
Réfs : Elie, 10.14
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Great Britain, George III, 1760 - 1820, Modified Into a "Secret" Box4 viewsBronze penny, SCBC 3777, VF, altered into a screw top box, screws worn, Soho mint, weight 20.008g, maximum diameter 35.4mm, die axis 0o, 1797; obverse GEORGIUS III D G REX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse BRITANNIA 1797, Britannia seated left on rocks, olive-branch in right hand, trident in left, Union shield at side, tiny SOHO on rock below, sailing ship on water at a distance on left, diving whale right, waves in exergue.

In 1797, at the Soho Mint, James Watt and Matthew Boulton used their steam powered presses to strike 450 tons of the new "cartwheel" pennies, at 1 ounce of copper per coin. The penny was found to be too heavy for regular use and was only struck for that single year.

Similar boxes made from American silver dollars are sometimes called "Opium Dollars."

Valentine's Day present from my wife!

PURCHASED FROM FORVM
SosiusFeb 18, 2015
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Caracalla RIC IV 1007 viewsAR Denarius(19mm-3.3g)
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
laureate bust right, from behind
rev. PONTIF TR P XI COS III
Mars standing right in combative attitude, spear in right, decorated shield on left
Rome mint AD 208
RIC IV 100
1 commentsHGFeb 18, 2015
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13 - Marseille, France0 views4 francs, laiton, 35 mm.
A/ J. ETCHEPARE - 4 Fs - MARSEILLE
Réfs : Elie 285.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Monaco, café Monaco1 views1 franc, laiton, 21 mm.
A/ CAFE MONACO // MONACO
R/ 1 F
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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12 - Rignac, Aveyron, France0 views4 Kgs de pain, laiton, 23 mm
A/ BOULANGERIE ROUMEGOUS RIGNAC AVEYRON
R/ BON POUR 4 Kgs DE PAIN
Réfs : - - -
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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71 - Le Grand Moloy, Saint Léger du Bois, Saône et Loire, France.0 views1 franc, laiton, 23 mm
A/ MINES DE HOUILLE DU GRAND MOLOY / UN FRANC
R/ ALBERT QUEULAIN 1 FRANC
Réfs : Numismatique des mines et carrières (A.C.J.M.) - 1.1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Alger (ancienne colonie française)1 viewsJeton de maison de tolérance.

Laiton, 29 mm.
A/ AU CHABANAIS - MAISON - DE SOCIETE - TENUE PAR - Mme ARTHEMISE - 22, Rue du Chêne - ALGER
R/ ENGLISH SPOKEN - MAN SPRICHT DEUTSCH, étoile et croissant au centre.
Réfs : Paynat - 10 T1
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian Denarius9 viewsMinted AD 135 in Rome

OBV: HADRIANVS [AVG COS III PP]
REV: Victoria-Nemesis walking right, drawing out fold of drapery from neck, pointing downwards with branch held in left

18mm 3g

RIC:282 Sear:3547

Found along the Olbia river in the Ukraine
2 commentsCarsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian Denarius3 viewsMinted AD 133 in Rome

OBV: HADRIANVS [AV]G COS III PP
REV: TELLVS STABIL Tellus standing left, holdng plough handle and rake

17mm 3g

RIC:276 Sear:3543
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian 'Salus' Denarius70 viewsSOLD

Minted AD 134-138 in Rome

OBV: [HADRIAN]VS AVG COS III P P
REV: SALVS AVG, Salus standing facing left, holding scepter and sacrificing out of patera over altar

18mm 2,8g

RIC269

Found along the Olbia river in the Ukraine
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Anonymous Follis - Reign of Basil II & Constantine VIII3 viewsA.D. 976-1025

Class A (Probably A2) anonymous follis

OBV: Bust of Jesus Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands, [the cover ornamented with central pellet in border of dots]
REV: +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE, four dots below

29mm 12,5g
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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John Casimir Solidus - 16624 viewsOBV: IOAN.CAS.REX, T.L.B below, portrait of king right
REV: 1662(Year).SOLI.MAG.DVC.LIT, Horseman brandishing sword

16mm 1,4g

A very nice example of a very common coin
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Václav III/Václav IV Premyslid Prague Groschen 1 viewsMinted Prague(?) in either 1305-1306 OR 1378-1419

OBV: WENCEZLISVE TERTIUS Outerobv: DEI GRATIA REX BOEHME

REV: +GROSSI PRAGENSIS+

Not sure if Väclav III or IV - the latter styled himself as Vaclav Tertius as well.

26mm 2,6g

Saur 390

Found near Cherkassy, in the Ukraine
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Sigismund III 3 polker1 viewsMinted 1624

OBV: SIGIS 3 DG REX PMDI - mark value 3 beneath crowned arms
REV: MONE NOREG POLO Orb with 24 inside

19mm 1,1g

Found in the Ukraine
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Saturn/Prow of Galley - AE Semis4 viewsCast 157-155 BC

OBV: Head of saturn right, [S behind]
REV: Prow of galley, [S in front], Roma below

22mm 10,4g

Sear 847
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Carus Antoninianus0 viewsStill mostly uncleaned, good silvering on reverseCarsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus0 viewsCarsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus0 viewsCarsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Gallienus Antoninianus1 viewsCarsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Lucilla Denarius2 viewsMinted AD 164-166

OBV: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
REV: CONCORDIA, seated left, holding patera & resting left arm on statue of spes

19mm 3g

RIC758
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Olbia Dolphin1 views4th or 5th century BC

Dorsal fin, no eye

25mm 1,1g
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Olbia Dolphin1 views4th or 5th century BC

Dorsal fin, eye, long thin tail

28mm 1,1g
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Olbia Dolphin1 views4th or 5th Century BC

No dorsal fin, protruding eyes

20mm 1g
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Olbia Dolphin1 views4th or 5th century BC

Eyes and fin

20mm 0,9g
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Antoninus Pius Denarius78 viewsSOLD

OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII - Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right
REV: COS IIII - Fortuna, draped, standing right, holding rudder set on globe, vertical in right hand and cornucopiae, with point turned from body, in left

17mm 2,6g

RIC 232
Carsten BFeb 18, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 545, Dupondius of AD 117 (safe journey)6 viewsÆ dupondius (11.6g, 26mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 117.
Obv.: IMP CAES DIVI TRA PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG radiate bust of Hadrianus right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS (around), FORT RED / S C (in two lines in ex.), Fortune seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
RIC 545
ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 1996)

FORTuna REDux, is the personification of the safe and successful return of the Roman emperor departing for travel.
Charles SFeb 18, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 385, Dupondius of AD 98-99 (Abundantia)7 viewsÆ Dupondius (14.3g, Ø29mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 98-99.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: TR POT COS II (around) S C (in ex.), Abundantia holding a sceptre, seated left, on a chair formed by two cornucopiae.
RIC 385; Cohen 595; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 3225
Charles SFeb 18, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 2 sols0 views2 sols, cuivre, 23,49 g.
Variété sans lettre d'atelier
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1793, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 2 S // L'AN 5 DE LA REPUBLIQUE.
Réfs : Révolution, R-37.65 var.
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Monneron à l'effigie de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, France.1 viewsMonneron, bronze, non daté (1791) 24,63 g, 35 mm.
A/ J JACQUES ROUSSEAU NE A GENEVE EN 1712, buste de J.J. Rousseau à gauche.
R/ CONTRAT SOCIAL LIV 3 CHAP 1 // LA PUISSANCE LEGISLATIVE APPARTIENT AU PEUPLE ET NE PEUT APPARTENIR QU'A LUI
Tranche : SE VEND A PARIS CHEZ MONNERON PATENTE
Graveur : Dumarest F.
Réfs : Brandon 216
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Charles X - Quart de franc - 1829 Paris.2 views1/4 franc, argent, 15 mm, 1,25 g.
A/ CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE, tête de Charles X à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné entre deux branches de laurier, 1/4 F., 1830 A.
Réfs : F.-164.39 (659.290 ex.).
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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Deuxième république - Concours de 1848, Paris - Concours de Domard.1 views10 centimes, cuivre, 30 mm, 10,45 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE 1848, dans une couronne de feuillages 10 CENTS.
Réfs : Gadoury 224 R/b
GabalorFeb 18, 2015
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L. Sulla and L. Manlius Toruatus2 viewsL. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.89 g, 7h). Military mint moving with Sulla. Helmeted head of Roma right / Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and reins, being crowned by Victory flying left. Crawford 367/5; Sydenham 757 or 757a; Manlia 4 or 5. Near VF, toned, a few light scratches on the obverse.

From the Elwood Rafn Collection.

As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year, he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this denarius was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla's claim to be acting in Rome's best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire: the celebration of a triumph at Rome.
ecoliFeb 18, 2015
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3 viewsSpongeBobFeb 18, 2015
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Vespasian / Aequitas As33 viewsVespasian AE/As, 27 mm 10.05, Rome mint struck 73 AD
O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS, Laureate head left
R: AEQVITAS AVGVST / S - C, Aequitas standing left, scales in right, cornucopia in left
-RIC 588 (R), BMCRE unlisted, BNF unlisted

Thanks to Curtis Clay for pointing out that, "I think we can believe RIC that there aren't a great many of this variety around. BMC 662 has the same coin with portrait right, but had to quote portrait left from Cohen 9. And that variety wasn't in Paris either, so Cohen had to cite it from Vienna."
1 commentsNemonaterFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 1 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr , 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.17, Shore 54, Sunrise --;
mint: Saramana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard, mustache, enormous eyebrow, no discernible jewelry; dotted border 8 to 13h; in right field inside border the letters Σ?A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,W/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPo:; no guide lines, but exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV)
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 4 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
m/Users/gkgreenwald/Pictures/iPhoto Libraryint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV), Sellwood 1980 ed. plate coin.
1 commentsSchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 0 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.12, Shore 52, Sunrise --;
mint: Apamea-Rhagai ?; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls, 1row on cheek; earring, necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 13 to 19h; in right field inside border the letters AΠA;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right ? hand; 2+2 lines legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEOΠAToPo(Σ); guide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin Auction 90)
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Louis-Philippe Roi de France (1830-1848), atelier de Paris.0 views20 francs, or, 6,38 g, 21 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête nue de Louis Philippe à gauche.
R/ 20 FRANCS 1831, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-524-2 (2.158.727 ex.).
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Troisième République - Essai de Rude pour la 5 centimes.0 viewsAluminium, 19 mm, 1,06 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1909, tête de la république à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE // 5 CENTIMES // ESSAI
Réfs : Gad. 166
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,22 g
Av./ + GASTON VSV D LA SOV DOM , buste drapé à droite.
Rv./ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1640, trois lis sous un lambel.
Réfs : CGKL 750a1
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Comtat Venaissin, Avignon, Urbain VIII (1623-1644), Avignon.1 viewsLiard, billon, 0,52 g
Av./ VRBANVS VIII PON M, V sous une tiare entre trois abeilles.
Rv./ ANT CARD BARARI LE AVE, croix
Réfs : PA-4438
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,69 g
Lettre X au droit pour l'atelier d'Amiens
A/ LOVIS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAVA, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1615, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 264
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 1 viewsAR dr., 3,46gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 16.11, Shore 50, Sunrise --;
mint: Tambrax; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; earring, necklace w/opposing pellet finials; in right field letters TAM;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛO(Y) APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;


SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3,49 g.
Lettre D sous le buste pour Lyon.
A/ HENRI IIII R DE FRAN ET NAVAR, buste d'Henri IIII à droite.
R/ + DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1610
Réfs : CGKL 204a1
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,67 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 1599
Réfs : CGKL 222b4
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Henri IV, Roi de France (1589-1610) - Demi franc0 viewsDemi franc du second type, argent, 6,94 g.
F sous le buste pour Angers
A/ HENRICVS IIII D G FRAN ET NAVA REX, buste du Roi lauré à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1598, croix feuillue avec un H au centre.
Réfs : Sb 4740
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 1 viewsAR dr.,4,08gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.9, Shore 49var., Sunrise --;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair longer in the neck, short beard; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 10 to 18; inside border the letters: NICAK;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ guide lines and exergual line;

ex: Peus Auction 386/387.
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Charles X, Cardinal de Bourbon (1589-1590) - Quart d'écu0 viewsQuart d'écu, argent, 8,47 g.
A sous l'écu pour Paris
A/ CAROLVS X D G FRANC REX 1590, croix fleurdelisée.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM, écu de France couronné, accosté de II et II.
Réfs : Sb-4670
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Domitian (RIC II 820, Coin #666)3 viewsRIC II 820 (R2), AR Denarius, Rome, 14 - 18 Sept 96 AD.
OBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Laureate head right.
REV: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, inverted spear vertical before her in right, left hand on hip.
SIZE: 19.1mm 3.06g
1 commentsMaynardGeeFeb 17, 2015
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Faustina II (RIC 686, Coin #667)2 viewsRIC 686 (C), AR Denarius, Rome, 161 - 175 AD.
OBV: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.
REV: HILARITAS; Hilaritas standing left holding palm branch and cornucopia.
SIZE: 17.7mm 3.36g
MaynardGeeFeb 17, 2015
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Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) - Liard0 viewsLiard du premier type, Z sous le dauphin pour Grenoble.
Billon, 1,16 g, 16 mm
Av./ + HENRICVS III D G F P REX L Z, dauphin couronné.
Rv./ SIT NO D BENEDICT 1579, croix fleurdelisée.
Réfs : Sb-4314
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Henri III, Roi de France (1574-1589) - Double sol0 viewsDouble sol parisis, second type, N à midi au revers pour l'atelier de Montpellier.
Billon, 4,23 g, 27 mm.
Av./ + HENRICVS III D G FRA ET P REX 1581 , H couronné entouré de trois lis.
Rv./ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM N, croix fleurdelisée.
Réfs : Sb-4472
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Hadrian Semis or Quadrans AE minted Caesarea? 125-28 AD Zeus 1 viewsReference.
RIC -; C 278; BMC -; Strack 445b; Sydenham 289

Obv. HADRIANVS – AVGVSTVS.
laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Horned and bearded head of Zeus-Ammon right.

2.66 gr
17 mm
okidokiFeb 17, 2015
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Trajan, RIC 386, Dupondius of AD 98-99 (Abundantia)7 viewsÆ Dupondius (11.7g, Ø28mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 98-99.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate head of Trajan right.
Rev.: TR POT COS II (around) S C (in ex.), Abundantia seated left on a chair formed by two cornucopiae, holding a sceptre.
RIC 386; Cohen 595 var. (obv. legend IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN ...); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 3225
Charles SFeb 17, 2015
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Bronze CALLEDU a l'X, -90/-50 0 viewsBronze, 1,63 g, 16 mm.
A/ Tête à droite, torque au cou, CALLIIDV derrière.
R/ Cheval galopant à droite, X dessus, deus lignes de demi cercles entrelassées et bouletées dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3932
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/bucrane/volute, -100/-500 viewsArgent, 2,33 g, 14 mm.
A/ Tête à droite, grènetis
R/ Cheval galopant à droite, bucrane dessous, volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3812 ; BnF 3812-3813 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 164 ; DT 3545/3546
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue , -100/-500 viewsArgent, 2,27 g, 13 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, coiffure à grosses mèches.
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, roue dessous
Réfs : DT 3514 var. (roue ornée)
GabalorFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 1 viewsAR dr., 3,61gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 16.6, Shore 45, Sunrise 271;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed,left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h; letters NI in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ, exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 2 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 16.5, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace with opposing pellet ends; dotted border 11 to 16h; in right field monogram combined of letters R and A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend, 2+2 on sides: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (A)PΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: Hagen Hass, Germany.
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 2 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.3, Shore 43, Sunrise 270;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short hair long in the neck, short curly beard, earring, 3-layer necklace (?); dotted border 8 to 14h, in right field letter A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩSigma; MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EoΠAToPo(Σ); exergual line;
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 0 viewsAR dr., 3,56gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood16.1, Shore 41 Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard, short hair long in the neck; earring, necklace (?); dotted border 13 to 19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3 lines of legend visible: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) - ΘEOΠATOPOΣ off flan;
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Phraates II., 138-127BC, 0 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 16.1, Shore 42, Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair w/end roll deep into neck, earring; cleaning scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2 lines of legend on either side of archer: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛO(Y) APΣAKOY (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ

ex: CNG 66 (ex: R. Bement, Jr collection)
SchatzFeb 17, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.10.061 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 17, 2.75g, 16.77mm, 15°
obv. [AVT K M AVR] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. arm, stg. l., holding kerykeion in l. arm and in extended r. hand purse
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2021 (2 ex., Paris, Rollin)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 340
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.10.6
F, grey green patina
JochenFeb 17, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.10.21 var. (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 2.63g, 18.05x21.08mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC IC
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in
extended r. hand purse
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1373 var. (has ICTR)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2361
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.10.21 var. (has NIKOPOLI - T)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.23 (same die)
F+, flan excentric
JochenFeb 17, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.01.19 corr.3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 2.75g, 19.11mm, 30°
obv. [AV K]AI CE. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - IT[WN]
Zeus enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1347 (4 ex., Berlin, Bukarest, in trade)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. .14.1.19 corr. (writes NEIKOPOL)
F/F+, dark green patina, some patina damage
JochenFeb 17, 2015
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RPC-1942-Vespasian34 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1942 (12 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l., with drapery on far shoulder
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in l. field, star; in r. field, B
VF

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates these Alexandrian style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were temporarily striking coins in Antioch. At any rate, there was a massive output of silver from Antioch just prior to and after the siege of Jerusalem and apparently the Antioch mint was supplemented by the only other major mint in the region to meet demands. Titus was put in charge of the siege by Vespasian, which is most likely why he figured prominently in the region's coinage. These coins are found in hoards all over Judaea, indicating they were used for military pay.

I'm quite attracted to this coin's almost crude 'Alexandrian' style. A lovely big and chunky piece in hand.
5 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 17, 2015
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Diocletianus - RIC C.1691 viewsLyon.xoklengFeb 17, 2015
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,2 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 16mm; Sellwood 13.6, Shore --, Sunrise 263;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair; medium long beard; torque or necklace; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 13h;
rev.: Zeus (?), left, on throne, eagle on left arm, sceptre in right hand; 3-line legend staring on the right side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line, exergual monogram off flan;

ex: Peus Auction 404/405.
SchatzFeb 16, 2015
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,3 viewsAR tdr., 15,47gr, 16,6mm; Sellwood 13.2, Shore 35, Sunrise 260;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium long hair, medium long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 16h;
rev.: Herakles, left, w/club and lion skin, standing, holding cup; 4-line legend, two on each side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue composite symbol;

ex: CNG 66
1 commentsSchatzFeb 16, 2015
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,1 viewsAR obol, 0,63gr, 0,8mm; Sellwood 12.5, Shore 31;
mint: Ekbatana axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 1 ribbon; medium long hair, long beard; reel and pellet border 11 to 17h;
rev.: head, right, in bashlyk w/wide chin straps; prominent shoulder pad; visible legend: (BA)CIΛEΩ(C) MEΓA ... ;

ex: Hagen Hass, Germany
SchatzFeb 16, 2015
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,3 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood12.3, Shore 29, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 5h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; medium long hair, long pointed beard; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 3-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(OY) APΣAKoY;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
SchatzFeb 16, 2015
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Kings of Macedonia, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Sidon 333/2 BC 1 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, Aramaic letter Alaph indicating year 1 (333/2 BC) beneath throne, Phoenician letter Sadhe (the ethnic of Sidon) to left (off flan).

Price 3467 (same dies as 3467c); Newell Sidon 8, dies II/γ. The first Alexander tetradrachm emission from
Sidon mint 333/2 BC.
Nominally struck under Abdalonymos 333/2 -312/11 BC.

(24 mm, 16.39 g, 12h).

This coin is from the first emission of the mint at Sidon struck immediately after the city surrendered to Alexander the Great in December 333. This is a certainty, because it is the dated to Year 1 of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian dominion, the only coinage in his realm to be so dated. Year 1 of Alexander’s reign over the Old Persian Empire followed the defeat of the Persian King Darius at the Battle of Issos in November 333 BC. The Macedonian year commenced in October of our calendar year. Thus the Phoenician date (letter Alaph) of year 1 on this coin represents the period from Alexander’s appearance in the city in late 333 BC until October 332 BC.

Newell and Price catalogued eleven examples of this coin emission from two obverse and three reverse dies. To this can be added the previously unrecorded dies of the previous coin. The obverse die from which this coin was struck, together with the engraver of the die, were transferred to the city of Tyre immediately on conquest of the latter to commence the production of Alexander’s coinage in that city. The following coin is an example of next obverse die engraved at Tyre by the same engraver. The depiction of Herakles by this engraver is very distinctive, to the extent that his handiwork, as documented by Newell, can be used to track the further movement of the engraver from Tyre to the city of Tarsos in 329 BC.
n.igmaFeb 16, 2015
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Faustina II Minor Juno Denarius89 viewsSOLD

OBV: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
REV: IVNO REGINAE Juno standing left, holding patera & sceptre, peacock at feet

18mm 2,5g

RIC:696

Found along the Olbia river in the Ukraine
Carsten BFeb 16, 2015
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Faustina I Major 'Diva' Denarius4 viewsOBV: DIVA FAVSTINA
REV: AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum & palladium

17mm, 3,1g

RIC:368 SEAR:4587
Carsten BFeb 16, 2015
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