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rsc092a1 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, star in left field
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 92a, RIC 107
Charles MApr 26, 2018
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1754 GEORGE II "Old Head" AE Farthing0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1754.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3722

This portrait of George II was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775). Tanner started engraving the designs for the copper coinage in 1740 and became Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint on the death of John Croker in 1741.
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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1675 CHARLES II AE FARTHING1 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; 1675 in exergue.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.2gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3394

This portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The copper coinage of King Charles II, beginning in 1672, was the first modern coinage to show Britannia. The representation was adapted from a figure of Britannia on a sestertius of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, who reigned from A.D.138 to 161. Frances Teresa Stewart, who became Duchess of Richmond, is reputed to have been the model for this figure. Charles II was infatuated with her despite her refusal to be his mistress. It has also been said that the model may have been Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, who was one of King Charles II's lady associates.
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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1735 GEORGE II "Young Head" AE Farthing0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1735.
Weakly struck reverse.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.8gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 3720

This portrait of George II was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1957, RIC V-I 192, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILI, -/T//--, Concordia standing left,14 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1957, RIC V-I 192, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILI, -/T//--, Concordia standing left,
avers: IMP C M AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust left, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1l.)
reverse: CONCORDIA MILI, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/T//--, diameter: 21,0-22,7mm, weight: 4,72g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, iss-1, off-4, date: 270 A.D., ref: T-1957 (Estiot), RIC V-I 192, LV 6015-20,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 25, 2018
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2281, RIC V-I 254, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/V, Sol walking left,18 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2281, RIC V-I 254, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/V, Sol walking left,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left, on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress seated right, head turned left. (Sol 2g)
exergue: */-/V, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,49g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-7, ph-2, off-5, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-2281 (Estiot), RIC V-I 254,
Q-001
quadransApr 25, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 190-189 B.C1 viewsAE 16.06mm (Thickness 2.76mm), weight 3.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters mem (M) and yodh (Y), Aradian era date 70 below.
AradosApr 25, 2018
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Struck A.D.395 - 401. HONORIUS. AE3/4 of Alexandria0 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI. Honorius, standing facing, head right, holding spear and resting his left hand on shield, being crowned by Victory standing facing left beside him; in exergue, ALE-.
Weight 2.2gms
RIC X : 76
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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Struck A.D.408 - 423. THEODOSIUS II. AE3 0f Cyzicus0 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing right; star behind head.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Two emperors standing facing, each holding a spear and shield; in exergue, SMKA.
RIC X : 404
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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Struck A.D.450 - 457. MARCIAN. AE4 of Constantinopolis1 viewsObverse: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Monogram of Marcianus surrounded by laurel-wreath, cross above; in exergue, CON.
RIC X : 545
*AlexApr 25, 2018
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CHALCIDICE, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian Ć 22 laurel wreath3 viewsReference.
RPC III, -; Butcher SNG Milan -; SNG Hunterian -; BMC Galatia -; SNG München -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ-ΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on far shoulder

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ / no letter
All within laurel-wreath

12 gr
22 mm
h
okidokiApr 25, 2018
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Price 35815 viewsOne of the old Babylon style mintmarks. CNG 419 lot 39. Ex Gorny Mosch 156 lot 1273 (March 2007). From the collection of Colin Pitchfork who was the oft Pres of the Australian Numismatic Society and who was consultant for Noble for 3 decades.2 commentsChance VandalApr 25, 2018
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Domitian RIC-788A22 viewsAR Denarius, 3.18g
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 788A. BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Bust of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. with aegis
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Ex Dionysos Numismatik (eBay), 27 March 2018.

An extremely rare Domitian aegis portrait from 95/96, possibly the second known example with this reverse type. Domitian's aegis portraits on denarii were more commonly struck in 84 and 85, exceptionally so afterwards. The Rome mint was experimenting with new reverse designs and portrait types for the denarius issues during the last year of the reign. Perhaps the reintroduction of the aegis may have been part of this new programme? Of course we shall never know - Domitian's assassination in September 96 cut short any experimentation with his coinage. This rare variant only came to light recently and has been added to the RIC II.1 Addenda as RIC 788A.

Bold portrait and fine style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonApr 25, 2018
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #124 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow of ship, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5 mm, weight: 3,19g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, RSC 368, BMC 166,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransApr 25, 2018
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Elagabalus AE 17 - Marcianopolis0 viewsMarcianopolis
Moesia Inferior
Elagabalus
Obv.: AYT K M AYP ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right
Rev.: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Ithyphallic Priapus standing facing
17 mm, 1.58 gr, 12 h
AMNG I/1 267, 908 (Pl. XVI, 36); Varbanov I 1418
Vladimir PApr 25, 2018
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Elagabalus AE 16 - Nicopolis ad Istrum0 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum
Moesia Inferior
Elagabalus
Obv.: AYT K M AYP ANTΩNINOC
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: NIKOΠOΛITΩΝ ΠPOC ICTPON
Statue of Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff, within tetrastyle temple
16 mm, 3.06 gr, 1 h
Varbanov I 3868
Vladimir PApr 25, 2018
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hj6.26.08.110 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIA-NOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes
16 mm, 3.13 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.11 (last 2 letters on reverse legend not ligated on this coin)
Charles MApr 25, 2018
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hj6.28.04.040 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT] K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ, in right field N, Athena standing left holding patera and staff. E in left lower field.
26 mm, 12.05 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.4.4
Charles MApr 25, 2018
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, BMC (Lycia) 35, AE-22, ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing left,16 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, BMC (Lycia) 35, AE-22, ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing left,
avers: IVLIA AV GVSTA, Draped bust of Julia Domna right.
reverse: ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing front, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,40g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: BMC Lycia etc. pg 181, 35,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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Pisidia, Antioch, 050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), BMC (Lycia) 35, AE-22, ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing left,20 viewsPisidia, Antioch, 050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), BMC (Lycia) 35, AE-22, ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing left,
avers: IVLIA AV GVSTA, Draped bust of Julia Domna right.
reverse: ANTIOCH ENI COL CAE, Genius of Antioch standing front, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,40g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: BMC Lycia etc. pg 181, 35,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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Galerius, Follis, GENIO IMPERATORIS0 viewsAE Follis
Galerius
Caesar: 293 - 305AD
Augustus: 305 - 311AD
Issued: 308 - 310AD
25.0mm 5.60gr 0h
O: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: GENIO IMP-ERATORIS; Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. Not, divergent hair ties on bust.
Exergue: K, left field; B over P, right field; ALE, below line.
Alexandria Mint
RIC VI Alexandria 101a; Sear 14524; Aorta: 471: B18, O17, R39, T45, M1.
numis-kimel 282859359701
3/6/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Seleukos I Nikator, AE15, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΣ0 viewsAE15
Seleukos I Nikator
King: 312 - 280BC
16.5 x 15.0mm 3.20gr 5h
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Medusa, right, snakes in hair; dotted border.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΣ; Humped bull, butting head right and pawing ground.
Exergue: Monogram ΣI, between hind legs.
Sardis Mint
Houghton SC 6.1; SNG Spaer 67; Newell, WSM, 1357; BMC 65.
Time Machine/Mark Reid Chicago Coin Expo
4/18/18 4/24/18

Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Provincial, Sala, Lydia, AE21,CAΛΗΝΩΝ1 viewsAE21
Roman Provincial Sala, Lydia
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170 - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
22.5 x 21.5mm 4.20gr 6h
O: IOVΛΙΑ CεΒΑCT; Draped bust, right; beaded border.
R: CAΛΗΝ-ΩΝ; Dionysus, standing right, cross-legged beside column; left hand resting on column, holding kantharos; right hand holds grapes.
BMC Lydia 46; SNG Cop 445.
Rarcoa Chicago Coin Expo
4/18/18 4/24/18
1 commentsNicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Trajan, Denarius, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC2 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan
Caesar: 97 - 98AD
Augustus: 98 - 117AD
Issued: 106 - 111AD
20.5 x 19.0mm 3.26gr 7h
O: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P; Laureate head, right.
R: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC; Dacian seated left, mourning, on round shield, between two oblong shields, to left and right, two curved swords and two spears.
Exergue: DAC CAP
Rome Mint
RIC 98; Cohen 120 (2 Fr.); BM 390; Woytek MIR 283bC.
Aorta: 257: B5, O45, R14, T16, M2.
hjbancientcoins 401517621498
4/11/18 4/24/18
1 commentsNicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Provincial, Hadrianeia, Mysia, AE18, AΔΡΙΑΝΕΩΝ0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial Hadrianeia, Mysia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
18.5mm 3.50gr 6h
O: AVK Λ Cε CεVHPOC Π; Laureate bust, right.
R: AΔΡΙΑ-ΝΕΩΝ; Asklepios, in himlaton, standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff.
Von Fritze Mysia, p. 161, #463; SNG BN Paris 1041, var.
estatebureau Inv. # RM 1919 232719044004
4/11/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC I1 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 200AD
19.0 x 17.0mm 3.00gr 7h
O: AVK Λ CεVHPOC; Laureate bust, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC I; Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak.
AMNG I 1411 var.; Hristova & Jekov 8.14.1.30-34, closest to 31.
Rarity: R2
Ex. Glen Schinke, CICF, 3/31/1995
Augustus Coins/Warren Esty
4/8/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Provincial, Hadrianeia, Mysia, AE18, AΔΡΙΑΝΕΩΝ0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial Hadrianeia, Mysia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
18.5mm 3.70gr 0h
O: AVK Λ Cε CεVHPOC Π; Laureate bust, right.
R: AΔΡΙ-ΑΝΕΩΝ; Asklepios, in himaton, standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff.
Von Fritze, Mysia: p. 161, #463.; SNG BN Paris 1041
estatebureau Inv. # RM1920 312265221936
4/10/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #0123 views080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #01
avers: ЄΡЄN ЄTΡOYCKIΛΛA, Draped bust right.
reverse: ЄΠ AΡTЄMA MAΓNHTΩN CIΠYΛOY CTΡ, Tetrastyle temple with open pediment, Tyche standing left within, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Magistrate Artema.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 7,95g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: Leypold I 1049, BMC 91, Paris 715
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, 080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #0116 viewsLydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, 080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #01
avers: ЄΡЄN ЄTΡOYCKIΛΛA, Draped bust right.
reverse: ЄΠ AΡTЄMA MAΓNHTΩN CIΠYΛOY CTΡ, Tetrastyle temple with open pediment, Tyche standing left within, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Magistrate Artema.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 7,95g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: Leypold I 1049, BMC 91, Paris 715
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 326 - 327AD
18.5mm 3.10gr 6h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; City gate with two turrets, star above, 7 layers of brick, doors closed.
Exergue: (Dot)ASIS(Dot)
Siscia Mint
RIC VII Siscia 200; Sear 16252; Rarity: C3
Aorta: 1523: B59, O4, R148, T12, M16.
imp.philippus.avg 222907110238
4/8/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Constans, Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO0 viewsAE Follis
Constans
Caesar: 333 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 350AD
Issued: 348 - 350AD
19.5 x 18.5mm 2.50gr 0h
O: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Constans standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum with Chi Rho on banner; Victory steering to right.
Exergue: BSIS(Backwards R; denoted as Symbol 2 on Dane's spreadsheets)
RIC VIII Siscia 244; Rarity: C3
Aorta: 635: B5, O10, R5, T6, M12.
imp.philippus.avg 222907008441
4/8/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP1 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 318 - 319AD
18.5 x 18.0mm 3.20gr 1h
O: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG; Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust, right, tear drop ear piece.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories standing facing each other, holding together shield reading VOT/PR on altar with garland and one dot within.
Exergue: ASIS
Siscia Mint
RIC VII Siscia 53 var. (altar) Rarity: R1
Aorta: 1198: B43, O59, R221, T235, M16
imp.philippus.avg 222907008441
4/8/18 4/24/18
Nicholas ZApr 24, 2018
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Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, 005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left, 24 viewsPhrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, 005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left,
avers: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left with eagle and staff, left and right pilei with star
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 6,14 g, axes: 11h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, date: 35-36 A.D., ref: RPC I. 2901, SNG Cop 550, BMC Phrygia p. 301, 138 (Augustus !),
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left, 28 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left,
avers: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left with eagle and staff, left and right pilei with star
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 6,14 g, axes: 11h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, date: 35-36 A.D., ref: RPC I. 2901, SNG Cop 550, BMC Phrygia p. 301, 138 (Augustus !),
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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Struck A.D.408 - 423. HONORIUS. AE3 of Cyzicus0 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right; behind head, star.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Two emperors standing facing, each holding a spear and shield; in exergue, SMKA.
RIC X : 403
*AlexApr 24, 2018
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Struck A.D.383 - 408. ARCADIUS. AE4 of Constantinopolis0 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: VOT V in two lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, CONΓ✱.
RIC IX : 62b
*AlexApr 24, 2018
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. ARCADIUS. AE3 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius advancing right, holding labarum in his left hand and dragging captive by the hair in his right hand; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 38c
*AlexApr 24, 2018
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Struck A.D.392 - 395. ARCADIUS. AE2 of Heraclea0 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius standing facing, head turned to right, holding standard in his right hand and globe in his left; in exergue, SMHB.
RIC IX : 27b
*AlexApr 24, 2018
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B 005 Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0375, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Monogram (Sear 8.), Big Є left and B right side, #124 viewsB 005 Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0375, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Monogram (Sear 8.), Big Є left and B right side, #1
avers: Monogram (Sear 8.).
reverse: Big Є left and B right side.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 15mm, weight: 1,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: ref: SB-363, p- , DOC 60,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2018
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03 Constantius II5 views2,34 g / 15 mm
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, clutching, AN epsilon I
Antioch Antioch 188
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 24, 2018
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07 Constantius Gallus2 viewsDN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMKS in ex
Cyzikus 97
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 24, 2018
Aeolis,_Kyme,_AR-7,_Hemiobol,_Eagle-s_head_left,_KY,__Quadrapartite_incuse_square,_SNGCop_31-32_,_ca_480-450_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_7mm,_0,46g-s.jpg
Aeolis, Kyme, (c. 480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Cop 031,32, Quadripartite incuse square, 25 viewsAeolis, Kyme, (c. 480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Cop 031,32, Quadripartite incuse square,
avers: Eagle's head left, retrograde K before Y below.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square divided by raised lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,3mm, weight: 0,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aeolis, Kyme, date: c. 480-450 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 31,32, BMC 60,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 24, 2018
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hj6.28.36.06_30 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
28 mm, 12.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.6 (sl different conjoined letters on reverse)
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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hhj8.26.38.210 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠ NOBIOV POV-ΦOV [NIKOΠOΛIT]ΩN →ΠPOC I, Tyche holding cornucopia in left arm, right hand on rudder set on globe.
26 mm, 14.20 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.38.21
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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hhj8.26.01.120 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC, in left field ICT, in right field PO/N, Eagle facing, head left with wreath in beak.
27 mm, 12.17 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.12
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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rsc246a1 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, bearded but no horn.
Rev: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabalus standing right sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding rod raised, star in right field.
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 246a, RIC 131
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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asmcalee784a11 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KAI MAP AV ANTΩNεINOC, legend begins upper right, laureate head left, no drapery at neck.
Rev. Small S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
19 mm, 5.11 gms

McAlee 784(a)
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANTΩN(...), radiate head right, sl drapery at neck
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ram running right below, ε below ram, all in laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19mm, 6.58 gms

McAlee 791(a)
Charles MApr 24, 2018
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Aeolis, Grynion, (c. 4th. century B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 205,206, -/-//--, ΓYP/NH, Mussel-shell, Scarce! #136 viewsAeolis, Grynion, (c. 4th. century B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 205,206, -/-//--, ΓYP/NH, Mussel-shell, Scarce! #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo, 3/4 facing left.
reverse: ΓYP/NH, Mussel-shell.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-11,0 mm, weight: 2,04g, axes: 6h,
mint: Aeolis, Grynion, date: c. 4th. century B.C., ref: SNG Cop 205,206, SNG Ashm 1447–8,
Q-001
quadransApr 23, 2018
Ionia,_Phokaia,_AR-Diobol,_Head_of_archaic_nymph_left,_Quadripartite_incuse_square,_SNG_Cop__389-394_c__late_6th_cent_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_9-9,5mm,_1,27g-s.jpg
Ionia, Phokaia, (c. late 6th. century B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater (AR-Diobol), SNG Cop 389-394, Quadripartite incuse square, #145 viewsIonia, Phokaia, (c. late 6th. century B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater (AR-Diobol), SNG Cop 389-394, Quadripartite incuse square, #1
avers: Archaic female head right with eye seen in full, wearing a helmet or close-fitting cap (cecryphalos), earring and necklace.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square divided by raised lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9-9,5 mm, weight: 1,27g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Phokaia, date: c. late 6th. century B.C., ref: SNG Cop 389-394, SNGvA 1813, SNG Kayhan 522, Jenkins 19, Traité II-I 531-532,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 23, 2018
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3148 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian 126-27 AD Mount Argaeus 2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3148; S 239; Stumpf 588;

Issue Secundus Year 11

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

Rev. ΕΠΙ СΕΚΟΥΝΔΟΥ ΕΤ ΙΑ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by wreath

3.03 gr
14 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiApr 23, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 164-163 B.C2 viewsAE 16.22mm (Thickness 2.59mm), weight 3.48g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 96 below.
AradosApr 23, 2018
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS0 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 161 - 162 AD
AE Dupondius, 25 mm 9.90 g
O: Radiate of M. Aurelius head right.
R: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI COS III, Aurelius and Verus facing each other, clasping hands.
cf: RIC 828
laneyApr 23, 2018
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Caracalla Silver Denarius RIC 1504 viewsCaracalla Silver Denarius 196-217 CE
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
Reverse: Caracalla veiled, standing left, holding patera over tripod altar sacrificing
Rome mint 206 CE, RIC 150
20 mm., 4.4g
NORMAN KApr 23, 2018
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Vespasian, Silver Denarius RIC 5453 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius. 73 CE
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding sceptre and branch. RIC 545, RSC 387b.
3.3g., 20 mm
2 commentsNORMAN KApr 23, 2018
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hhj8.26.53.061 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M [AVP ANTΩNINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP[OC ICTPO] →N, lion walking right
17 mm, 3.34 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.53.6
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINO-C, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes, stem slanted to left
17 mm, 2.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.3
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINO-C, laureate head right.
Rev: NI/KOΠ/OΛIT(ΩN)/ΠPOC IC/TPON, legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath.
17 mm, 2.49 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.26
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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hhj8.26.06.081 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINO[C], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [NIKO]ΠOΛITΩ-N ΠPOC [ICTPON], bust of Serapis right draped and wearing kalathos.
17 mm, 2.71 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.8
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K AVPH ANTΩNINO-C, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩ-N ΠPOC ICTP[ON], bust of Serapis right draped and wearing kalathos.
16 mm, 2.47 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.7
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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hhj8.26.01.211 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I, in left field CT, in right field PO/N, Eagle facing, head left with wreath in beak.
28 mm, 12.03 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.21
Charles MApr 23, 2018
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Seleucid - Demetrios I (162-150 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR16; Weight: 4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Antioch-on-the Orantes; Date: 152-151 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios right. Reverse: Cornucopiae - "BASILEWS DHMHTRIOY SWTHPOS" (King Demetrios, Savior), monograms and "AIP" = year 161 = 152/1 BCE. Symbols and or monograms to right. References: SC #1642.3d; Hoover #806.museumguyApr 22, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius Legio XVII Classicae 1 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XVII Classicae, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.3g, 16.5mm
Cr 544/32; Sear,
RRC 1238. Cr 544/10, RSC 50
LegatusApr 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Ć Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)2 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
Quant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Ć Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)3 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him

Quant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Ć Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)1 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
Quant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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hhj8.26.08.221 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛ-ITΩN ΠPOC ICTPΩ, bunch of grapes
16 mm, 2.52 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.22
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I. →CTPON, city gate open enclosed by two towers.
20 mm, 4.72 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.8
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π, in left and right fields, PO-C I/CT-PO/N, Eagle facing, head left with wreath in beak.
25 mm, 12.62 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.14
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩN] →(ΠP)OC/ICTP, in left field O, in right field N, Glykon in 5 elaborate coils, head right.
25 mm, 12.88 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.4
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT[ΩNINOC], radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠNOBIOV POVΦOV N[IKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCIC]TP, in left field ON, Tyche wearing kalathos holding cornucopia in left arm, right hand on rudder set on globe.
25 mm, 11.98 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.38.2
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩN[INOC], radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV [NIKO]ΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I, in left field CTP, in right field ON, Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
28 mm, 13.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.9 variant (different bust type and different division of letters in field)
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 192-190 B.C2 viewsAE 16.82mm (Thickness 3.26mm), weight 4.02g, die axis = 11h (350 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘), Aradian era date 68-69 below.
AradosApr 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-1071) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1866; DOC III 8)3 viewsObv: IC XC over NI KA in field; Bust of Christ, facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with nine dots on cover, from beneath
Rev: C-R / P-Δ; Latin cross with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm

Overstruck on Anonymous Class D follis of Constantine IX (Sear 1836).
Quant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPH] ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠA NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC →in right field ICT/PON, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in lowered left hand, patera in right hand over flaming altar.
27 mm, 13.80 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.7.9
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC (...), laureate head right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs. Interesting wing structure---consists of interlocking circles.
24 mm, 11.98 gms

Prieur 277
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC (...), laureate head right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs. Strange looking eagle.
25 mm, 13.24 gms

Prieur 277 (Prieur's description does not match his illustration for this coin.)
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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5 viewsQuant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1761; DOC 26)4 viewsObv: + COҺST ЬASIL ROM; Bust of Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross; in left hand, globus cruciger; in right hand, akakia
Rev: + COҺST / ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines
Quant.GeekApr 22, 2018
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Roman Republic (Anonymous, "DIPILVS") - As1 views32mm / 39,03g / +- 208 BC

Obv. : Head of Janus
Rev. : ROMA, Galley prow to right

NOTE : this as has the cognomen "DIPILVS" engraved on obverse, right to Janus head. The same cognomen was found on a graffito in Pompei dated 78BC.
ChoucasApr 22, 2018
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Treveri - Silver denarius0 views12mm / 1,8g / 80 to 50 BC

Obv. : Seated man, one arm up, the other down
Rev. : Horse to left, ring between its legs

DT#201

Note : the Treveri were a celtic (Belgica) tribe, located near current Trier, Germany.
ChoucasApr 22, 2018
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Maximinus2 viewsDenarius / 21mm / 2,35g / 235

Obv. : IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev. : PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providence standing left with cornucopiae & wand pointed at globe at foot

RIC 13, RSC 77
ChoucasApr 22, 2018
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635 MACEDONIA Koinon Hadrian AE 21 Macedonian shield1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 635; AMNG 256-7, Varbanov 3028

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

Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ
Macedonian shield

5.9 gr
21 mm
okidokiApr 22, 2018
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asmcalee792_2var0 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: legend illegible, laureate head right
Rev: Δε above S·C, ram running right below, thigh of animal below ram, all in laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
18mm, 3.43 gms

McAlee 792 variant (wreath ornament)
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOB (...) NIKOΠOΛITΩN (...)(some letters appear to be in field), Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
26 mm, 13.12 gms

Cf. Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.7
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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hj6.28.09.010 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT ࢐ΩN, Nike standing facing, head left, leaning on column on left arm with palm branch, wreath in right hand. E in left field.
28 mm, 11.07 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.9.1
Charles MApr 22, 2018
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3539, RIC V-I 082, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/Γ//XXI, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #147 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3539, RIC V-I 082, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/Γ//XXI, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand,(Aequitas 1).
exergue: -/Γ//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,92g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, off-3, iss-3, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC V-I. 82., T-(Estiot)-3539, C-,
Q-001
quadransApr 21, 2018
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Valerian3 viewsAntoninianus / 21mm / 2,8g / 256-257

Obv. : IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev. : APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, left hand resting on lyre set on rock

RIC 72, Rome mint
ChoucasApr 21, 2018
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hj6.28.07.052 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Apollo, naked, standing facing, head right, with arm over his head, holding bow, serpent climbing tree to right, E to left.
28 mm, 13.39 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.5
Charles MApr 21, 2018
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Calabria, Tarentum. Time of Hannibal, c. 212-209 BC. Nomos6 views3.98gg. (5h). Obv: Naked youth on horseback right, holding reins and carrying filleted palm; ΣΩKAN - NAΣ below. Rx: Taras astride dolphin left, holding aphlaston in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm; eagle standing with wings spread behind; TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 984. HN Italy 1082. SNG ANS 1272. Perfectly struck; Mint State.

Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Berk 130, 6 January 2003, lot 81.
3 commentsLeoApr 21, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)3 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 21, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)1 viewsvan't Haaff 17.1.1-1; de Morgan 52-53; BMC plate XLII, 5-6; Sear GICV 5912-5913; Alram 488-489

AE drachm, 3.19 g., 15.74 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing broad diadem band, with large hair tufts on top of and on side of head, flowing backward; to left Aramaic legend (wrwd MLK = King Orodes); pellet border.

Rev: Bust of female (Queen Ulfan) left, hair tied above, with long braid falling behind; to left incomplete Aramaic legend (wip'n = Ulfan); pellet border.
StkpApr 21, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)3 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 21, 2018
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Honorius2 viewsMaiorina / 5,69g / 25.5mm / 393-423

Obv. : DN HONORIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev. : GLORIA ROMANORVM / SMHA, emperor standing front, looking right, holding standard with X on the banner, and globe, star in right field.

RIC IX 27, Heraclea mint
ChoucasApr 21, 2018
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3 viewsSpain, Bolskan (Osca), 150 - 100 BC
Silver Denarius, 18mm, 3.78 grams
Obverse: Bearded male head right, BON in Iberian legend behind.
Reverse: Horseman rearing right holding spear, BOLSKAN in Iberian below.
SNGCop324 // SNG BM710 // Burgos1501
Ex. Ken Dorney
Rob DApr 21, 2018
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4 viewsEtenna, Pisidia. AE15. 1st C. BC. Two male figures, naked, chlamys over shoulders, each holding bipennis (double axe) and sickle or crooked knives, running side-by-side / Female figure advancing right, grappling with snake which is rearing up, attacking her. Overturned amphora to left. Von Aulock, Pisidia II, 433; SNG BN Paris 1533. Rob DApr 21, 2018
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4 viewsRR L. Papius AR Serrate Denarius 79 BC Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, half fish behind / Griffin right, fish below.
Ex. Calgary Coin
Ex Jay GT4
Ex ANE
1 commentsRob DApr 21, 2018
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4 viewsSicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 B.C. Ć litra (22 mm, 9.72 g, 9 h). Ca. 306/4-289 B.C. ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, head of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, winged thunderbolt. BAR issue 33; CNS 142; SNG ANS 708Rob DApr 21, 2018
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2 viewsAnonymous
AR Denarius 3.4g
Helmeted head of Roma r./ Diana in biga, ROMA in ex.
RSC 5
Ex. Brian Bucklin
Rob DApr 21, 2018
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2 viewsA. Postumius A. f. Sp. n. Albinus AR Serrate Denarius. Rome, 81 BC.
20mm, 3.8 g
Veiled head of Hispania right, HISPAN behind / Togate figure standing left, raising hand; legionary eagle to left; fasces with axe to right. Crawford 372/2; RSC Postumia 8.
Rob DApr 21, 2018
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3 viewsRoman Republic AR serrate denarius 3.91 g, 20 mm
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus
Rome mint, 81 BC
Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; bucranium above / Priest and bull with lighted altar between them
Rob DApr 21, 2018
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7 viewsJULIUS CAESAR. Denarius (48-47 BC) 3.66 g 17 mm. Military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa.
Obv: Diademed head of Venus right.
Rev: CAESAR.
Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder.
Crawford 458/1; CRI 55.
1 commentsRob DApr 21, 2018
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2 viewsJulius Caesar. 49-48 B.C. AR denarius (18.2 mm, 3.32 g, 7 h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. CAESAR, elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf’s head), and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49Rob DApr 21, 2018
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3 viewsIllyria, Dyrrhachion. Ca. 250-200 B.C. AR drachm (18.6 mm, 3.32 g, 9 h). Esefron and Asklepio, magistrates. EXEΦPΩN, Cow standing right with suckling calf; club to left, grain ear to right, bunch of grapes below / ΔYP AΣ KΛA ΠOY, double stellate pattern. Ceka 193; Mc Clean 5060; Maier 145Rob DApr 21, 2018
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2 viewsIllyria, Dyrrhachion as Roman Protectorate. 3rd-2nd century B.C. AR drachm (18.77 mm, 3.36 g, 8 h). Kthtos / Amyntas, struck after 229 B.C. magistrate / moneyer. KTHTOΣ, cow standing right, looking back at calf she suckles; to right, cornucopiae; in exergue, rudder / ΔYP / A / MY[N / TA], legend around the 4 sides of double square containing two stellate patterns . BMC 34; MS 186; Maier 107Rob DApr 21, 2018
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THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.90 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right; T/IΠ to left / Φ-A-P-Σ, head of horse right within incuse circle. Lavva 124 (V58/R71); BCD Thessaly I –; cf. BCD Thessaly II 668.3; HGC 4, 633. VF.

Ex. BCD Collection
Rob DApr 21, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Antestius, 146 BCE2 viewsRome, The Republic.
C. Antestius, 146 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.07g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; C ANTESTI behind; X (mark-of-value) below chin.

Rev: Dioscuri galloping right with couched spears; puppy below, with front feet raised; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 219/1e; Sydenham 411; BMCRR 860; Antestia 1.

Provenance: Ex Artemide Auction 2 (1996), Lot 411.

The moneyer is unknown. Grueber suggests he may have been the son of C. Antestius Labeo, who was a Senator and ambassador to Macedonia circa 167 BCE. Crawford disputes this assertion.
CarausiusApr 21, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Cn. Baebius Tampilus, 194-190 BCE2 viewsRome, The Republic.
Cn. Baebius Tampilus, 194-190 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.02g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, facing right; X value mark behind.

Rev: Dioscuri riding right with couched spears; TAMP monogram above; ROMA in linear frame below.

References: Crawford 133/2b; Sydenham 334; Banti 1/2 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 557-8; Baebia 1.

Provenance: Ex Stoeklin Collection [Nomos 14 (17 May 2017) Lot 220]; ex E.J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 345].

The identity of the moneyer is not entirely clear, as there are several family member possibilities, based on prosopographical evidence. There are two sub-varieties of this denarius, one with the monogram above the Dioscuri as this coin, and the other with the monogram below the horses. Both types are scarce.
CarausiusApr 21, 2018
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hj6.26.20.062 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, serpent entwined staff, head to left
17 mm, 2.39 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.6
Charles MApr 21, 2018
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5 viewsQuant.GeekApr 21, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1721; DOC III 8b)8 viewsObv: + ЬASILIOSSCOҺST' AЧGG; Two busts facing, Basil to left, bearded, Constantine to right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding between them by their right hands a labarum ornamented with ⁛ and streamers
Rev: + ЬASIL / SCOҺSTAҺ / TIҺOSЄҺΘO / ЬASILSЄISR / OMAOҺ in five lines
Quant.GeekApr 21, 2018
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hj6.26.10.012 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC , laureate head right.
Rev: [VΠ] I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN. Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus
27 mm, 9.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.1
Charles MApr 21, 2018
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Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)12 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate bust right
R: ΔHMAΡX EX IΣ YΠAT Σ, Eagle standing facing on club, wings spread, head left, palm branch right. Struck 110 -111 A.D.
13.94g
25mm
McAlee 439; Prieur 1504 (Tyre).
4 commentsMatApr 21, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Leo III the Isaurian (717-741) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1516; DOC 39)5 viewsObv: LЄON S CON; Two busts facing, Leo on left, bearded, and Constantine, usually slightly smaller, on right. Each wears chlamys with conspicuous tablion and crown with cross, and holds akaka in right
Rev: Large M; X/X/X - N/N/N across field, cross above, A below
Quant.GeekApr 21, 2018
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Andronicus III, AE assarion. Constantinople. 1328-1341 AD.4 viewsAndronicus III, AE assarion. Constantinople. 1328-1341 AD. ANDPONIKOC, Andronicus, standing, holding sceptre / Cross with v-shaped leaves on ends. Sear 2481. DOC 912. LBC 831.BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Sicily Gela AR Tetardrachm circa 465-450 BC 17.22 G 11H2 viewsCharioteer in quadriga {only two horses are shown}moving slowly left,behind Ionic capital,marking the turningpoint of the race,in exergue sea monster left{Ketos}.Dotted border.Rev forepart of man-headed bull,the river god Gelas swimming to right.
ex Gemini XIV 4-18-18,ex Berk 153 lot 100 3-13-07.
NGC AU 3/4, 4625018-016
Grant HApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 89, RSC 2611 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M TR P V COS II P P, Apollo, bare to waist, seated left with branch, resting elbow on lyre. RSC 261.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8648
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 6, RSC 3811 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-239 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear. RIC 6, RSC 381.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8668
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 95, RSC 4041 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right leaning on club set on rock. RSC 404.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8670
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III Denarius.2 viewsGordian III Denarius. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand. RIC 130, RSC 340.BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 143, RSC 971 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FORT REDUX, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel beneath. RSC 97.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8612
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus1 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, his radiate and cuirassed bust right .
MARS PROPVG, Mars hastening right, holding shield & spear. RIC 145, RSC 155.
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 86.2 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right .
LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing right with wreath & anchor. RSC 121.
BritanikusApr 20, 2018
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651 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 20 Artemis standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 651; BMC 102; Lindgren 984; SNG ANS -

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Hadrian helmeted standing front, head l., r. hand raised, holding parazonium in l.

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand and branch in l.

3.63 gr
20 mm
6h
okidokiApr 20, 2018
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hhj8.26.05.032 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠA NOBIOV POVΦ(OV) NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC →ICTPON, Demeter standing left, flaming torch in left hand and grain ears in lowered right hand.
26 mm, 13.32 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.5.3
Charles MApr 20, 2018
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hhj8.26.08.01var3 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVTK M. AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠA NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Dionysos standing left, naked except for boots, pouring wine from kantheros and holding thyrsos. .
26 mm, 15.43 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.1 variant (different obverse and reverse legends)
Charles MApr 20, 2018
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CAMPANIA, Hyrianoi. Circa 405-400 BC6 viewsFourrée Nomos (20.5mm, 6.33 g)

Obverse: Head of Athena wearing crested helmet decorated with olive-wreath and owl.

Reverse: Man-faced bull standing r. on exergual line, YDINA (retrograde) above. YDINA is in Oscan script and means "Urina", another name for Hyria.

For prototype, cf. HN Italy 539.

The city, named both Nola (new city) and Hyria (which Nola likely arose from), was situated in the midst of the plain lying to the east of Mount Vesuvius, 21 miles south of Capua. While Neapolis was the focus of minting in this general area, Neapolitan designs were adopted by several new series of coins, some of them bearing legends in Oscan script referring to communities that are otherwise unknown (such as the Hyrianoi). Complex die linking between these different series indicate, at the very least, close cooperation in minting. Didrachms sharing motives (Athena/man headed bull), but with legends referring to different issuing communities on the reverse, testify to the integration into a common material culture in Campania in the late fifth to early fourth century. The die sharing and use of legends in Oscan script allow for an interpretation of these issues as indigenous coinages struck in the Campanian mileu.

The influence of Athens on Hyria can be seen not only in the great number of Greek vases and other articles discovered at the old city but by the adoption of the head of Pallas with the Athenian owl as their obverse type.

This particular coin is an ancient forgery, which were quite common in Magna Graecia and typically of much higher quality than fourrees produced elsewhere. In ON THE FORGERIES OF PUBLIC MONEY [J. Y. Akerman
The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, Vol. 6 (APRIL, 1843–JANUARY, 1844), pp. 57-82] it is noted that ancient forgeries tend "to be most abundantly found to belong to the most luxurious, populous, and wealthy cities of Magna Graecia...Nor is it surprising that the luxury and vice of those celebrated cities should have led to crime; and among crimes, to the forging of money, as furnishing the means for the more easy gratification of those sensual indulgences, which were universally enjoyed by the rich in those dissipated and wealthy cities. Many of the coins of the places in question having been originally very thickly coated, or cased with silver (called by the French, fourrees), pass even now among collectors without suspicion."
1 commentsNathan PApr 20, 2018
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rsc300_a3 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to left.
18 mm, 1.90 gms

RSC 300a variant (star in left field)
Charles MApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III Silver Antoninianus, Pax, 238 AD, RIC 310 viewsGordian III Silver Antoninianus, RIC 3, 22mm, 4.19g June - Dec, 238 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing front, head left, holding olive branch & scepter.
2 commentsBritanikusApr 20, 2018
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Gordian III Denarius, RIC 113, RSC 12010 viewsGordian III AR Denarius. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing facing with wreath & rudder.1 commentsBritanikusApr 20, 2018
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rsc038a3 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing front, head right, holding standard & vexillum.
19 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC 38a, RIC 73
Charles MApr 20, 2018
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rsc300_24 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to left.
18 mm, 2.38 gms

RSC 300, RIC 161
Charles MApr 20, 2018
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Half rupee (deb)2 viewsPeriod III ?

Bhutan

1835 - 1910 AD
Pericles J2Apr 20, 2018
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rsc0902 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 90, RIC 106
Charles MApr 19, 2018
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3153 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 134-34 AD Wreath4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3153; S 286 corr.; Marthaler 66 corr.

Issue Year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙϹ[ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ] СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum

Rev. ΚΑΙС / ΤωΝ ΠΡ / ΑΡΓΑΙω / ΕΤ ΙΘ
All within wreath

9.52 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiApr 19, 2018
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rsc1464 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, leaning on column, legs crossed, holding wand over globe at her feet, and cornucopia.
22 mm, 5.67 gms

RSC 146, RIC 22
1 commentsCharles MApr 19, 2018
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rsc3003 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to right.
18 mm, 2.20 gms

RSC 300, RIC 161
Charles MApr 19, 2018
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Odessos, Thrace6 views3rd-2nd Cent. B.C.
Bronze AE 19
4.10 gm, 19 mm
Obv: Female head right wearing tainia, boarder of dots
Rev: River god Odessos (or Great god Darzalas) reclining left on plinth inscribed O∆HΣITΩN, right arm on knee, resting on left with arm on two cushions; upside down amphora above; monogram below
Lindgren 811B;
HGC 3.2 1594;
Sear 1680 var;
BMC Thrace p. 137, 1;
SNG Black Sea 294/5;
[SNG Cop 669 var]
[AMNG I 2178]
1 commentsJaimelaiApr 18, 2018
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028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #0256 views028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #02
avers: King enthroned, facing, in a circle, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: +•M•REGIS KARVLI•, Anjou-Hungarian shield in a circle of dots, lily above, stylized bird on each side; border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,40g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1330-1332 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-400, CNH-2-012, Huszar-475, Pohl-30,
Q-002
quadransApr 18, 2018
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020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC Titus 0357, RIC (1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, SC, Large shield version! #173 views020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC Titus 0357, RIC (1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, SC, Large shield version! #1
avers: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: No legend, Shield reading SC held by two capricornii, globe below. Large shield version!
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 2,98g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 80-81 A.D., ref: RIC (Titus) 0357, RIC (1962) (Titus) 0063 p-123, RSC 497, BMC 129, BM-129, Paris 101,
Q-001
5 commentsquadransApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 7.04.0343 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(L.radiate helm.cuir spear over r shoulder, shield on l arm)
Rev CONCORD MILIT
(Concordia holding standard in each hand)
| *
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 7.04.034 (RR)
3.7g
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Galerius 5.02.0014 viewsGalerius Maximian
Obv IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg left, right hand holding patera, left cornucopiae)
No mintmark
London
RIC VI 78
CT 5.02.001 (R)
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 9.01.0041 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
(L, high crested helmet, cuir, spear across right shoulder)
Rev VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (Two victories facing one another, together holding vota shield, inscribed VOT/PR in two lines, resting on column)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 156 CT 9.01.004 (S)
2.4g
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 8.08.0122 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R .laur draped, cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 90 CT 8.08.012 (C)
3.2g
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 7.12.0081 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P AVG
(L, laur, helm, cuir, right hand holding spear forwards, shield on left arm)
Rev ROMAE RESTITVTAE
(Roma seated, holding branch and globe)
* |
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 274 CT 7.12.008 (R)
3.4g
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 7.11.0042 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(L.laur.cuir)
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
(Prince , holding transverse spear in right hand, globe in left)
* |
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 7.11.004 (RRR)
4.9g
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Constantine 7.11.0141 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(L,laur, helm, cuir spear over r shoulder, shield on l arm)
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
(Prince , holding transverse spear in right hand, globe in left)
* |
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 7.11.014 (R)
NoviomagusApr 18, 2018
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Ć Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)10 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
3 commentsQuant.GeekApr 18, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2206; Bendall, Notes 13/III; DOC 21)7 viewsObv: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, panelled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds scepter cruciger.; left hand holds globus cruciger
Rev: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back, wearing tunic (breastplate?) and sagion; right hand holds sword; left hand holds sheath, held horizontally across knees; Lily above cushions of throne, on both sides
Quant.GeekApr 18, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE3 of Siscia3 viewsObverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, her left leg bare and her head turned left. She is holding a globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 27d
SCARCE
*AlexApr 18, 2018
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Struck A.D.367 - 375. VALENS. AE3 of SISCIA1 viewsObverse: D N VALENS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens facing right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand; in left field, ✱ over K; in right field, Q; in exergue, ASISCR.
Weight 2.8gms.
RIC IX : 15b
*AlexApr 18, 2018
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Struck A.D.383 - 388. MAGNUS MAXIMUS. AE2 of Lugdunum (Lyons)2 viewsObverse: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnus Maximus facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Magnus Maximus standing facing left, holding Victory on globe in his left hand and reaching out with his right hand to raise kneeling turreted female figure facing right. In right field, P; in exergue, LVGP.
RIC IX : 32 5.0gms
SCARCE
*AlexApr 18, 2018
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Struck A.D.401 - 403. ARCADIUS. AE3/4 of Antioch3 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and diademed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over right shoulder and shield bearing cross in his left.
Reverse: CONCORDI-A AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right; in exergue, ANTΓ.
RIC X : 97
SCARCE
Ex Harlan J Berk
*AlexApr 18, 2018
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Struck A.D.393 - 423. HONORIUS. AE3/4 of Cyzicus1 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust of Honorius holding spear and shield.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory and sceptre; in exergue, SMKΓ.
RIC X : 95
SCARCE
*AlexApr 18, 2018
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Sear 08494 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) Follis, weight 5.80g, diameter 23mm. Mint in Cyprus, officina Γ, probably struck in regnal year 17 ( [X] / U / I [I] = 626/7 CE). With Heraclian monogram (monogram 23) above the large M.Abu GalyonApr 18, 2018
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0103, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left,46 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0103, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left,
avers: M ANTONINVS AVG IMP II, Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: TR P XVIII COS III, Minerva standing left, branch and spear, resting on shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 163-164 A.D., ref: RIC III 103, p-, RSC 847,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransApr 18, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, 32 BCE7 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 32 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.72g; 18mm).
Athens Mint.

Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III III V R P C. Bare head of Antony facing right.

Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III, in two lines.

References: Crawford 542/2; HCRI 347; Sydenham 1209.

Provenance: Ex Andrew McCabe Collection [CNG eSale 385 (26 Oct 2016) Lot 470]; CNG 49 (17 Mar 1999), Lot 1316; Reinhold Faelten Collection [Stack's (20 Jan 1938) Lot 1495].

On the obverse, behind Antony’s ear, a small letter P, likely an engraver’s signature, is hidden within the hair line. This coin was struck in Athens in 32 BCE, while Antony and Cleopatra lived extravagantly among the Greeks. The coin’s inscription refers to a designated third consulship that Antony was supposed to share with Octavian in 31 BCE. Around the time this coin was minted, Antony notified his wife, Octavia (Octavian’s sister), in Rome that he was divorcing her. Octavian was outraged. Cleopatra’s growing influence over Antony was soon used by Octavian as progaganda to unite Italy and the West against Antony. Thus, the designated third consulship referenced on this coin never occurred, as the designated consuls went to war instead, ending with Antony’s naval defeat at Actium in September 31 BCE.
3 commentsCarausiusApr 18, 2018
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Coinage of Uncertain Rulers (1204-1261) BI Trachy, Thessalonica? (CLBC 16.3)5 viewsObv: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Full-length figure of senior ruler on left, with short rounded beard, and of junior ruler on right, beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both rulers wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, and hold scepters
Quant.GeekApr 18, 2018
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Parthia - Vologases IV (147-191 AD)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE 15; Weight: 2.6 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 147-191 AD; Obverse: Bust left, long beard, wearing a tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and a curved neck flap in front, date in front of head. Reverse: Nike seated left on column, with palm to her right; no discernible dates or monograms. Reference: Sellwood 84.155.museumguyApr 17, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 887, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Δ•, Emperor riding left,50 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 887, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Δ•, Emperor riding left,
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated.
reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//KA•Δ•, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,87g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica-4th-em., date: 280-281 A.D., ref: RIC-887, p-114,
Q-001
quadransApr 17, 2018
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024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, Scarce!, #152 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, Scarce!, #1
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, leaning on column and feeding snake.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian) p-43, C 384, BMC 265,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 17, 2018
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024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, Scarce!, #163 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, Scarce!, #1
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 2,89g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian) p-43, C 378, BMC 262,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 17, 2018
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RPC II 1656 Domitianus34 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOY YOC, Laureate head right
Rev: EYΘHNIA CEBACTH ET / Θ, Euthenia seated right, holding two corn-ears in right head
AR/Drachm (17.33 mm 3.462 gr 12h) Struck in Caesarea Eusebia (Cappadocia) 76-77 A.D.
RPC II 1656, Metcalf 15
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 64 lot 348
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 17, 2018
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RIC 1088 Domitianus34 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta veiled seated left, with Palladium and sceptre
AR/Denarius (17.75 mm 3.619 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1088 (R3 Vespasian), RSC- BMCRE-BNF unlisted, Mazzini 379 (same obverse die)
ex Savoca 6th Blue Auction Part 2 Lot 801
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 17, 2018
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RIC 0591 Domitianus33 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.24 mm 3.181 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 591 (R2), RSC 242, BMCRE 129, BNF 119
ex Savoca 6th Blue Auction Part 2 Lot 841
FlaviusDomitianusApr 17, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-136854 viewsAR Denarius, 3.60g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
RIC 1368 (R2). BMC 419. RSC 221.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IMPER below; Vespasian riding l., r. hand raised
Ex Künker 304, 19 March 2018, lot 1085.

Fascinating coins often come out of civil war. In late October 69 the Second Battle of Cremona was fought between the legions of Vitellius and Vespasian. It resulted in the utter defeat of the Vitellian side and their slow retreat towards Rome. Not long afterwards the Spanish legions went openly for Vespasian, which up until that point had only been neutrally friendly toward him. Coins were quickly struck for Vespasian in the newly won province. Most of these are attributed to Tarraco and an unknown Spanish mint. Intriguingly, a small military issue was contemporaneously struck at an uncertain mint somewhere in the western empire - Mattingly thought perhaps Aquileia. The issue contains some stylistic affinities with the Spanish series, but more importantly, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish coins. It is very likely these early military denarii were also struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian.

Here we have an extremely rare denarius from that uncertain military issue showing Vespasian in military dress riding left in the act of addressing his troops. Clearly, this is a propaganda type that was produced to help consolidate the legions in a newly won province. The type occurs no where else and is unique to the series. The portrait bears no resemblance to Vespasian, which is further evidence of the coin's early mintage, perhaps pre-dating the other Spanish issues.

Struck in high relief on a large flan.
7 commentsDavid AthertonApr 17, 2018
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2984, RIC V-I 349corr., Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, -/-//*Δ, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor, #150 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2984, RIC V-I 349corr., Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, -/-//*Δ, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor, #1
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
reverse: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in the left hand, between them, small male figure kneeling (or seating on the ground) to right raising arms. (Emperor and Woman 1a)
exergue: -/-//*Δ, diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, iss-7, off-4, date: 272-273 A.D., ref: T-2984 (Estiot), RIC V-I 349corr.,
Q-001
quadransApr 17, 2018
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2043; DOC IV, Type W B.23; CLBC 11.22.1)7 viewsObv: IC / X / NI / K in field; Cross on base.
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, lamellar body armor with pterges, and orarion; holds in right hand long spear, and in left, globus cruciger; Sometimes with short illegible legend to right - MAIO

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Quant.GeekApr 17, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekApr 17, 2018
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BCC LT714 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 1st-4th Century CE
Obv: Standing winged? figure
right, left hand raised, head
off-flan. Uncertain object, at feet.
Rev: Uncertain or blank.
10.5 x 9 x 1mm. Weight: 0.69gm.
Axis:?
v-dromeApr 17, 2018
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Indo-Scythian - Azilises I (57-35 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR 17 mm; Weight: 1.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint in the Paropamisadai or Western Gandhara Region; Date: 57-35 BCE; Obverse: Armored Scythian king on horseback right with lowered spear. Kharoshthi letter to right - "King of Kings Azilises the Great". Reverse: In Kharoshthi (Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayalishasa) - "of Great King, King of Kings Azilises the Great" - Goddess standing left holding lotus and filleted palm branch - monogram to left - Kharoshthi letter to left and/or right. References: Hoover #568, p. 215; ISCH 2 #59.1, 59.2 and 59.5 2, 52T and 56T.museumguyApr 16, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Follis, Constantinople, RY 13 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; date across field, cross above, Δ below; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 16, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 848, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C/A2, *//KAΓ, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left, Rare! #161 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 848, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C/A2, *//KAΓ, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS INVICTVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. (C/A2)
reverse: PRO VIDEN D EOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised, left holding the globe.
exergue: *//KAΓ, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 3,76g, axes:6h,
mint: Serdica 2nd. emission, 3rd. off., date: 276-277, A.D., ref: RIC V-II 848, p-110, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 16, 2018
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H-156 Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-156, CNH I.-146, U-079, #0256 viewsH-156 Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-156, CNH I.-146, U-079, #02
avers: Line crossed by three lines, dot between two crosses above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Four wedges and four dots around dot; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,7 mm, weight: 0,22g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-156, CNH I.-146, Unger-079,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadransApr 16, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Ć Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint in Greece (Sear 1932; DOC IV 45)5 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; A-A across upper field, K-Φ across lower
Rev: AΛЄZ; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding scepter and globus cruciger


Quant.GeekApr 16, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Ć Half Follis, Carthage (Sear 1057; DOC II 138; MIB 196a-b)3 viewsObv: CONSTAN TINVSPP AVG; Bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; in right hand, globus cruciger
Rev: Large cross; X on either side; in exergue, CRTς
Quant.GeekApr 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.367 - 375. VALENTINIAN I. AE3 of SISCIA3 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I facing right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand; in left field, R over R; in right field, F; in exergue, ΓSISCΣ•.
Weight 2.4gms.
RIC IX : 15a
*AlexApr 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.364 - 367. VALENS. AE3 of THESSALONICA4 viewsObverse: D N VALENS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens facing right; • above head.
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIP. Valens standing facing, head right, holding labarum in his right hand and Victory in his left; in exergue, TESΔ.
RIC IX : 17b.
RARE
1 comments*AlexApr 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.364 - 367. VALENS AE3 of ARELATE2 viewsObverse: D N VALENS P F AVG. Pear-diademed draped and cuirassed bust of Valens facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; in left field, OF; in right field, I (1st Officina); in exergue, CONST.
RIC IX : 7d
*AlexApr 16, 2018
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Constantius II Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman10 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 21 mm, Weight: 6.32 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier (described also as Constantius II or the personification of Virtus) to right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman to left. Horseman tumbles over neck of horse, facing forwards with arms outstretched.

Mint: ANΘ, Γ in field to left: Antioch

Notes:
-This issue was minted circa 351-354 CE.

Ex David L. Tranbarger 2018, Ex Triskeles Auction 22 2017, Lot 554 (the Maple Leaf Collection)
3 commentsPharsalosApr 16, 2018
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H-136 Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-136, CNH I.-269, U-055, #0259 viewsH-136 Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-136, CNH I.-269, U-055, #02
avers: Facing bust, holding cross and branch; border of dots.
reverse: Incuse of the avers.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,7 mm, weight: 0,14 g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-136, CNH I.-269, Unger-055, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadransApr 16, 2018
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hhj8.26.01.264 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP(ON), eagle standing frontal on wreath, head to right.
22 mm, 8.05 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.26
Charles MApr 16, 2018
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hhj8.26.08.184 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, bunch of grapes
17 mm, 2.88 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.18
Charles MApr 16, 2018
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rsc2803 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left with long caduceus & cornucopia.
22 mm, 5.48 gms

RSC 280, RIC 150
Charles MApr 16, 2018
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rsc1541 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P III COS III P P, Sol, radiate, advancing left raising right hand & holding whip, star to left.
18 mm, 3.41 gms

RSC 154, RIC 28
Charles MApr 16, 2018
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BCC LT704 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 1st-4th Century CE
Obv: Horned animal (humpbacked
bull?), or bust? (rotated right 90 deg.)
Rev: Crab? in incuse circle, broken or
partially off-flan.
9 x 7.5 x 1.5mm. Weight: 0.47gm.
Axis:330? cf. Hamburger #21
and #22 (obv), and BCC LT47 (obv).
v-dromeApr 16, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 449 VAR. 19 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (emperor on horse spearing knealing enemy)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 23-25mm
RIC: 449 VAR. (QXXT MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1194

Ex. S. Luethi collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type in combination with a scarce and desirable consular obverse legend. A coin of the highest numismatic interest!

The only specimen of this type known to me (I know of another similar specimen from officina QXXT from E.Raes collection but with a different placement of the enemy)
2 commentsBarnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 548 VAR. HELMETED BUST WITHOUT WEAPONS !!!14 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: C = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust right without weapons
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E/-//-
WEIGHT: 2.74g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 19,5-22mm
RIC: 548 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH C BUST AND -/E//- MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1210

Extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.

The only example of this type known to me. Possibly an unicum!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 426 E1 BUST9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Mars walking right holding trophy)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 2.91g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC: 426 VAR. (E1 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1220

Note: very rare (long P F AVG) obverse legend for this emission! / shield decorated with two rows of soldiers

The only example of this type known to me!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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BASTIEN 396 VAR. (DOTTED LEGEND) - UNLISTED IN BASTIEN !!!9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B/-
WEIGHT 2.93g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 129 VAR. (A BUST UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: unlisted (unlisted also in supplements no. I and no. II) !!!
COLLECTION NO: 1217

Note: unpublished variety, possibly an unicum!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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MPR 0098 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: LAETITIA FVND
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIB
WEIGHT 3.32g
RIC: 153 VAR. (A2 BUST UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 009 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1216
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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MPR 181 VAR. = UNLISTED WITH F9 BUST AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE !!!14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: F9 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RZ
WEIGHT 2.51g
RIC: 243 VAR. (F9 BUST UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 181 VAR. (unlisted with F9 bust)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: unlisted
COLLECTION NO. 1212

Scarce reverse type in combination with a rare and desirable bust type!

Note: completely unpublished (for officina Z) and possibly unique !!!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 922 OFFICINA 7 RETROGRADE Z8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: RETROGRADE Z//XXI
WEIGHT 3.20g
RIC 922 var. (UNLISTED WITH RETROGRADE Z)
COLLECTION NO. 1218

Note: unpublished variant with retrograde Z in center field. The only example of this type known to me. Possibly an unicum!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 2 IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!) UNIQUE ! 8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1219

NOTE: unpublished and atypical obverse legend - most likely an engraver's error. This is the only example of this legend known to me. Probably unique !
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. E1 BUST IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG17 viewsOBVERSE: IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 4.60g / DIAMETER: 22m
RIC 862 VAR. (IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1222

Very rare obverse legend without "C" before M AVR PROBVS P AVG

Only second specimen of this type known to me (the other coming from auction Emporium 49, lot 691 - the latter information courtesy of Ph. Gysen).
1 commentsBarnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 884 VAR. E1 BUST VIR 2 OFFICINA 4 PERPETVO IMP C PROBO AVG RRR15 viewsOBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP C PROBO AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding shield and spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.82g / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 884 VAR. (KAΔ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1223

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

The only specimen of this type known to me
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H7 BUST OFFICINA 1 RRR 16 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H7 = Radiate bust right in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata) without scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 861 VAR. (H7 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1206
Note: very rare and desirable bust type !
6th specimen of this type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. B BUST OFFICINA 3 PIVS F AVG13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Г•
WEIGHT 4.10 g
RIC 880 VAR. (PIVS F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1211
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. H2 BUST VIR-2 OFFICINA 211 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-2)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB•
WEIGHT 3.99g
RIC 880 VAR. (H2 BUST UNLISTED AND KAB• MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1213

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

The only example of this type known to me! Possibly unique!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 839 VAR. E1 BUST OFFICINA 312 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 4.03 g
RIC: 839 VAR. (KA•Γ• MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1214

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN PH. GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 882 A2 BUST OFFICINA 122 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 882
COLLECTION NO. 1215

7th specimen of this type known to me.
2 commentsBarnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) Ć Medium Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC 11.25.2)5 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger.
Quant.GeekApr 15, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)5 viewsObv: A to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
Quant.GeekApr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA "S" RRR (after cleaning)8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//S
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 862 VAR. (MINTMARK "S" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 260
7th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. I5 BUST RRR (after cleaning)10 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: I5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (BUST I5 UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 706
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE !!!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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ALFOLDI 089.006 (after cleaning)7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIAE AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIQ
WEIGHT 2.80g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 796 VAR. (XXIQ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 089.006
COLLECTION NO. 639
RARE
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096.166 (after cleaning)11 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F8 VAR. (radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left with shield only and no spear, seen from rear)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 816 VAR. (THIS BUST IS UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 096.166 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1054
NOTE: extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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ALFOLDI 099 / - UNLISTED IN ALFOLDI WITH E1 BUST UNICUM !!! (after cleaning)7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (ADVENTVS TYPE - SIC!)
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT 2.95g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE FOR SISCIA
ALFOLDI 099 / - UNLISTED WITH E1 BUST AND XXIS MINTMARK
COLLECTION NO. 1038

NOTE: extremely rare reverse type for Siscia. Although this reverse type is listed in Alfoldi under no. 99, Alfoldi does not list a coin with this reverse and E1 bust neither with XXIS mintmark.
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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ALFOLDI 091.003 VIRTVS AVGVSTI F5 BUST (after cleaning)6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: F5 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.65g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 805 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 091.003
COLLECTION NO. 638
EXTREMELY RARE COIN
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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ALFOLDI 009.032 RR (after cleaning)10 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIB
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 634
ALFOLDI 009.032
COLLECTION NO. 838
NOTE: HORSEMAN ON SHIELD
RARE
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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BASTIEN 242a (after cleaning)10 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 85 VAR. (OFFICINA III UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 242a (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 949
NOTE: Gorgoneion on schield
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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MPR 151 VAR. (GORGONEION ON SHIELD) - EXTREMELY RARE (after cleaning)7 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 196
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 151 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 1023
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE VARIANT WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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MPR 150 VAR. (UNLISTED IN MPR) GORGONEION ON SHIELD (after cleaning) 7 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.16g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-25mm
RIC: 166 VAR. (GORGONEION ON SCHIELD UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: MPR 150 VAR. = UNLISTED WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD !!!
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 9 ex. (SHIELD DECORATIONS NOT COUNTED)
COLLECTION NO.378
NOTE: VERY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER VARIETY WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD !!!
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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MPR 143 (after cleaning)5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F9
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.55g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC: 191 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 143 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1028
NOTE: RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE
Barnaba6Apr 15, 2018
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Struck A.D.367 - 375. GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia3 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Gratian advancing right, holding standard in his left hand and dragging captive by the hair with his right; in exergue, •SMAQS.
RIC IX : 11c | LRBC : 1017-22.
SCARCE
*AlexApr 15, 2018
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Struck A.D.367 - 375. VALENTINIAN I. AE3 of SISCIA4 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; in left field, Q; in right field, R over K; in exergue, BSISCV.
RIC IX : 14a
*AlexApr 15, 2018
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Struck A.D.364. VALENTINIAN I. AE3 of SIRMIUM2 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I facing right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT X in laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIRM.
RIC IX : 8
SCARCE
*AlexApr 15, 2018
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Struck A.D.364. VALENTINIAN I. AE3 of SIRMIUM5 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I facing right.
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIP. Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding standard in his right hand and Victory in his left; in exergue, ASIRM.
RIC IX : 6a.
SCARCE
1 comments*AlexApr 15, 2018
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Elagabalus AE 26 - Edessa3 viewsEdessa
Mesopotamia
Elagabalus
Obv.: [AYT K MA ANTΩ]NЄINOC [CЄB]
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: MAP A[YP A KO] ЄΔЄCCA
Tyche seated left on rocks, holding fruits; above, Nike flying right, crowning Tyche with wreath; below, river-god swimming left.
26 mm, 11.59 gr, 12 h
BMC Greek (Arabia) 101, 64 var. (bust type); Cf. CNG Elec. Auc. 315 (11/2013), lot 280 (same type)
Vladimir PApr 15, 2018
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moushmov6702 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: Demeter standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in right field
26mm 9.70 gms

Moushmov 670, Varbanov 1682
Charles MApr 15, 2018
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hj6.28.10.06var4 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH [ANTΩNEIN]OC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEV-KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hermes standing left holding purse and caduceus, cock at feet. E in right field.
27 mm, 10.26 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.10.6 variant (different obverse legend, E in right field on reverse with different string of letters in exergue)

This is same obverse die as my coin varb1625.
Charles MApr 15, 2018
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hj6.28.05.034 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Demeter standing left holding corn ears and staff. E in left field
27mm 12.69 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.5.3 ( no reverse legend break and different string of letters in exergue)
Charles MApr 15, 2018
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BCC LT695 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 1st-4th Century CE
Obv: Uncertain, or blank?
Rev: Pegasus advancing right.
11 x 10 x 2mm. Weight: 1.21gm.
Axis:? cf. Hamburger #2 (rev)
and #46 (rev), also, BCC LT43
(obv), and BCC LT63 (rev).
v-dromeApr 15, 2018
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L. C. Memmius L. f. Galeria (87 B.C)18 viewsAR Denarius
O:  Head of Saturn left; EX•S•C below; control letter beneath chin.
R: Venus driving biga right, cupid above; L•C•MEMIES•L•F•GAL in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.68g
18mm
Crawford 313/1b; Sydenham 574; Memmia 2
4 commentsMatApr 15, 2018
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Struck A.D.363 - 364. JOVIAN. AE3 of Siscia3 viewsObverse: D N IOVIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovian facing right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT X in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC VIII : 424.
RARE
*AlexApr 14, 2018
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Struck A.D.363 - 364. JOVIAN. AE3 of Constantinopolis3 viewsObverse: D N IOVIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovian facing left.
Reverse: VOT V within laurel-wreath; in exergue, CONSPΓ.
RIC VIII : 178.
SCARCE
*AlexApr 14, 2018
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1673 CHARLES II AE HALFPENNY4 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; 1673 in exergue.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 10.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3393

This portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The copper coinage of King Charles II, beginning in 1672, was the first modern coinage to show Britannia. The representation was adapted from a figure of Britannia on a sestertius of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, who reigned from A.D.138 to 161. Frances Teresa Stewart, who became Duchess of Richmond, is reputed to have been the model for this figure. Charles II was infatuated with her despite her refusal to be his mistress. It has also been said that the model may have been Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, who was one of King Charles II's lady associates.
*AlexApr 14, 2018
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Aurelian5 viewsAurelianus / 3,61g / 21mm / 274

Obv. : IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev. : ORIENS AVG | XXIS, Sol standing left, right hand raised holding globe, two captives at feet.

RIC 279
ChoucasApr 14, 2018
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Thessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #172 viewsThessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre. (C)
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone, Christogram (ChiRho) above.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 1.69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 059c1, p-,
Q-001
quadransApr 14, 2018
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #178 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre. (C)
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone, Christogram (ChiRho) above.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 1.69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 059c1, p-,
Q-001
quadransApr 14, 2018
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083p Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 05-05-03, -/-//ANXII, AE-Sestertius, PMS COL VII, Female figure standing, facing left, #0180 views083p Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 05-05-03, -/-//ANXII, AE-Sestertius, PMS COL VII, Female figure standing, facing left, #01
avers: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, Laureate draped bust right.
reverse: PMS COL VII, Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XII.
exergue: -/-//ANXII, diameter: 25,5-26,0mm, weight:11,45g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 250-251 A.D., ref: PM 05-05-03, Pick-, Mus-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 14, 2018
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Moesia, Viminacium, 083p Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-05-03, -/-//ANXII, AE-Sestertius, PMS COL VII, Female figure standing, facing left, #0176 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 083p Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-05-03, -/-//ANXII, AE-Sestertius, PMS COL VII, Female figure standing, facing left, #01
avers: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, Laureate draped bust right.
reverse: PMS COL VII, Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XII.
exergue: -/-//ANXII, diameter: 25,5-26,0mm, weight:11,45g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 250-251 A.D., ref: PM 05-05-03, Pick-, Mus-,
Q-001
quadransApr 14, 2018
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 325, Göbl 0375a, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/VI//--, VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, #179 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 325, Göbl 0375a, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/VI//--, VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, resting the right hand on shield at feet left and holding in left hand."VI" in the right field.
exergue: -/VI//--, diameter: 19,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 261 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 325, p-, Göbl 0375a, Sear -,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 14, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2300)12 viewsObv: Large ornate cross; stars in quarters
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding labarum, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, holding between them a model of Thessalonica; star above
Quant.GeekApr 14, 2018
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11 viewsQuant.GeekApr 14, 2018
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #175 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, (D2).
reverse: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 19,0-20,5 mm, weight: 3,70 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Mediolanum, iss-3, off-3, date: 269-270 A.D., ref: T-0085, RIC V-I 151,
Q-001
quadransApr 14, 2018
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10 Reis5 viewsBrazilian Empire

1869 AD

Obverse: PETRUS II D.G.C IMP. ET PERP. BRAS. DEF. 1869
Head of Pedro II facing right, emperor of Brazil between 1831 and 1889

Reverse: Crowned shield.
Pericles J2Apr 13, 2018
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Terina, Bruttium34 viewsTEPINAION
Head of nymph right; triskeles behind

Nike seated left on plinth, holding kerykeion.

Terina, Bruttium. 300 BC

2.04g

Holloway & Jenkins 107; HN Italy 2641

Ex-CNG 396 lot 29; Ex-Aegean

Also called 1/3 Nomos
3 commentsJay GT4Apr 13, 2018
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1166, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #172 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1166, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, Z in right field. (7th officina). (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/Z//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-7, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 20, RIC-Temp-1166,
Q-001
quadransApr 13, 2018
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #277 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: IMP QVINTILLVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 2,80g, axis:0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-1, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 83, RIC-Temp-1265,
Q-002
quadransApr 13, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS INVICTI AVG; Emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy, shield beneath.
Ex: - SXXT (without exergual line)
Ticinum
RIC 453
Julianus of PannoniaApr 13, 2018
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Sicily Gela AR Hexas-Dionkion 3mm 0.09g circa 480-470 BC very rare Jenkins list one coin in the British Museum10 viewsHorse head right.Rev two dots mark of value.Grant HApr 13, 2018
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Sicily Gela AR Hexas-Dionkion circa 480-475 0.11g8 viewsBridled horse head right.Rev two pellets mark of value.Grant HApr 13, 2018
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Sicily Gela AR Hexas-Dionkion 3mm 0.09g circa 480-470 BC very rare Jenkins list one coin in the British Museum5 viewsHorse head right.Rev two dots,mark of valueGrant HApr 13, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: IMP C PROBVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
Rv: CONSERVAT AVG; Sol stg. In hexastyle temple, raising right hand and holding whip.
Ex: BXXI
Ticinum
RIC 537
Julianus of PannoniaApr 13, 2018
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
VIRTVS AVGVSTI; Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
Ex: Rϛ
Rome
RIC 240
Julianus of PannoniaApr 13, 2018
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. (Circa 332-302 BC)9 viewsAR Nomos (21 mm, 7.76 g)

Obverse: Warrior, preparing to cast spear held in right hand, holding two spears and shield in left, on horse rearing right; ΣA below

Reverse: Taras, holding kantharos in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm, astride dolphin left; AP to left, TAPAΣ (Taras) to right; below, small dolphin left.

Vlasto 614-20; HN Italy 937.
2 commentsNathan PApr 13, 2018
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hj6.26.35.013 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev: Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and scepter, no wheel at feet.
25 mm, 7.55 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.01
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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hj6.26.03.13_24 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
26 mm, 8.32 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.13
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1172, RIC V-I 009, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS, -/H//--, Bust-D2, Apollo standing left, #174 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1172, RIC V-I 009, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS, -/H//--, Bust-D2, Apollo standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: APOLLINI CONS, Apollo standing left, holding the olive branch in right hand and lyre which rests on a rock in left hand, H in right field. (8th officina). (Apollo 2).
exergue: -/H//--, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-8, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 009, RIC-Temp-1172, Sear 11434.
Q-001
quadransApr 13, 2018
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hj6.26.03.07var2 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and scepter.
26 mm, 8.47 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.7 variant (different bust style and sl. different reverse legend)
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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asmcalee812_22 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. KO, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
24 mm, 11.88 gms

McAlee 812
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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Lucania, Velia. Ca. 340-334 B.C.7 viewsAR nomos (22 mm, 7.24 g, 2 h).

Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; between neck guard and crest, Θ

Reverse: YEΛHTΩN (of Elea), lion prowling right; below, X.

Williams 262 (O151/R207); SNG ANS 1293 (same dies); HN Italy 1284.


Velia was the Roman name of an ancient city of Magna Graecia on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was founded by Greeks from Phocaea as Hyele around 538–535 BC. According to Herodotus, in 545 BC Ionian Greeks fled Phocaea, in modern Turkey, which was being besieged by the Persians under Cyrus the Great. They settled in Corsica until they were attacked by a force of Etruscans and Carthaginians. The surviving 6000 took to the sea once more, first stopping in Reggio Calabria, where they were probably joined by the poet/philosopher Xenophanes, who was at the time at Messina, and then moved north along the coast and founded the town of Hyele, later renamed Ele and then, eventually, Elea.

Elea was not conquered by the Lucanians, but eventually joined Rome in 273 BC and was included in ancient Lucania.
1 commentsNathan PApr 13, 2018
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asmcalee8123 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
24 mm, 12.60 gms

McAlee 812
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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981..Jayasimha ( legend variant ) 1128-1154/55 viewsJayasimha ( legend variant ) 1128-1154/5
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated 'Sri Ja' (above) 'ya' (below) 'Sim' (ha) right
Reverse- King facing
Paul R3Apr 13, 2018
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61..Kshemagupta 950-957/8 AD (Utpala dynasty)9 viewsKshemagupta 950-957/8 AD
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Di' to left 'kshema' to right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Gupta' bottom right
1 commentsPaul R3Apr 13, 2018
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8 viewsQuant.GeekApr 13, 2018
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moushmov6132 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Asklepios standing left holding serpent entwined staff. Magistrate Ant. Seleucus
26 mm, 9.30 gms

Moushmov 613
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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rsc1493 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel under seat
19 mm, 2.20 gms

RSC 149, RIC 19
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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hj6.26.03.133 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate head right
Rev: VΠ [CEP]Γ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
27 mm, 9.8 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.13
Charles MApr 13, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2091; DOC IV, Type C.37; Lianta 224-25)9 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field. Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Large cross on either side in field.
Rev: O/ΔϪ/KA/C; IC XC in upper and right field. Full-length figure of emperor on left, crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled chlamys; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia. Christ holds Gospel in left hand.
Dim: 30mm, 4.20g

Quant.GeekApr 12, 2018
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Neapolis Campania Didrachm36 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT4Apr 12, 2018
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RIC 530 Domitianus22 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian riding right with shield, striking with spear at falling German
AE/Sestertius (35.27 mm 26.31 g 6h) Struck n Rome 87 A.D.
RIC 530 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from onesilverkitten
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 12, 2018
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297 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Egypt18 viewsReference.
RIC 297; Strack 294; C. 99

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right; draped left shoulder.

Rev. AEGYPTOS
Egypt reclining left, sistrum in right hand, left arm resting on basket, ibis on low column at feet.

3.46 gr
19 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, auction 160 lot 2326
5 commentsokidokiApr 12, 2018
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rsc0395 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing front, head right, holding standard and vexillum.
23 mm, 4.50 gms

RSC 39, RIC 72
Charles MApr 12, 2018
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hj6.26.36.153 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ IO(V)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 11.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.15
Charles MApr 12, 2018
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Byzantine empire / Emperor Constans II. AD 641-66811 viewsConstans II. AD 641-668. AV Solidus (19.6mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 651/2-654. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set upon three steps; S//CONOB. DOC 19f; MIB 23; SB 956. Choice EF, edge filed in a couple of places. SamApr 12, 2018
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Vitellius (69 A.D.)20 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΩΛΟΥ ΟΥΙΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΑΥΤ, laureate head right.
R: Nike advancing left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm frond with her left; LA (date) to left.
26mm
12.1g
RPC 5372; Köln 260-2; Dattari 340; K&G 19.1. Emmett 196.1
6 commentsMatApr 12, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2220; DOC IV, Type V B.35; CLBC 14.14.3; Lianta 424)5 viewsObv: Wing to left or to right
Rev: Winged, beardless bust of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and collar-piece; holds in right hand sword resting over shoulder or jeweled scepter, and in left, anexikakia; surmounting the crenellated walls of a city
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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5 viewsQuant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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7 viewsQuant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2285; Bendall-Donald C.25; PCPC 48; Lianta 566)6 viewsObv: O/A/ΓI/O to left, NI/KO/ΛA/S to right. Bust of St. Nicholas, bearded and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments (sticharion, felonion and omophorion); left hand holds Gospel
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄ/C/ΠΟ/ΤI to left, ΟΠ/Α/Λ... to right. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 25 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2274; DOC V, 86-90; Bendall-Donald C.15; PCPC 36; Lianta 539-40)5 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Full-length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, standing three quarters; B B in field
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠΤ to left, Ο/Π/ΑΛ/ЄΛ to right, or variation; Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)8 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2180; DOC IV, Type D.6; Lianta 356-58)4 viewsObv: X/AP X/M; Half-length figure of St. Michael nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder; left hand holds sheath.
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄC - Ο ΛΓIOC KOCT; Full-length figure of ruler on left, and of St. Constantine; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which, three steps. Ruler wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds palm-frond. Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds palm-frond.
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2130; DOC IV, Type H.10; Lianta 257-58)4 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field. Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans. Star in field on either side.
Rev: IШ ΔΠOΔK ⒶΔIMT in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; right hand holds sword, point resting on ground. Saint wears divitision and chlamys; left hand on sword, point resting on ground.

Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2132; DOC IV, Type J.12; Lianta 460-61)5 viewsObv: Ο ΛΓΙΟ ΔHMHT in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield.
Rev: Ш OΔK in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds globus cruciger.



Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2104; DOC IV, Type P 50; Lianta 252-53)4 viewsObv: Ο AΓΙΟC ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of St. Theodore nimbate, wearing tunic and breastplate; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield.
Rev: IШ ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds patriarchal cross on globe, which he holds by the shaft.
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2264; DOC V 64-5; PCPC 25; Donald-Bendall C.7)6 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, three quarters left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1782; DOC 8)13 viewsObv: 🞢ҺICIFRb ASILЄVRШ; Crowned bust of Nicephorus II facing, bearded, wearing robe with V-shaped opening and crown with cross and pendilia; in right hand, cross scepter; in left, globus surmounted by trefoil
Rev: 🞢ҺICHF / ЄҺΘЄШbA / SILЄVRШ / MAIШҺ in four lines
Dim: 23.5mm, 6.03g, 6h



Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1783; DOC 7)5 viewsObv: 🞢ҺICIFRb ASILЄVRШ; Crowned bust of Nicephorus II facing, bearded, wearing robe with V-shaped opening and crown with cross and pendilia; in right hand, cross scepter; in left, globus surmounted by trefoil
Rev: 🞢ҺICHF / ЄҺΘЄШbA / SILЄVRШ / MAIШҺ in four lines
Dim: 27.7mm, 8.86g, 6h
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) Ć Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2040; DOC 20)7 viewsObv: MP ΘV H AΓIOCOPITICA in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Virgin Hagiosoritissa nimbate, orans; Manus Dei in upper right field
Rev: O AΓIOC ΠЄTPOC O AΓIOC ΠAVΛOC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of St. Peter, on left, and St. Paul, on right, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, embracing each other; St. Peter has short beard, St. Paul has a long one
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Hacksilber3 viewsHacksilber cut fragment, cf. Gitler Hacksilber 18 (Samaria, late 4th c. B.C.); Meshorer-Qedar 1991 pl. 41, 235 (same); Ingot Hoard pl. 3, 22 (Egypt), F, chisel cut on two sides from a small disk (dump), weight 2.523 grams, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, c. 6th - 4th Century (or earlier) B.C.

Similar cut fragments from disc ingots are found across the Levant, Holy Land, and the entire Mediterranean. Reputedly this piece was found in Israel. A typed old dealer or collector tag, hand marked "1998" in pen, notes:

"Israelite, AR cut fragment of an ingot, 9th to 6th century BCE, irregular form, showing two chisel cuts at edge. Porous. Cf. Meshorer, Samaria for a similar hoard. 100 Found in a recent hoard of similar pieces.“

ex. FORVM Ancient Coins (description & photo)
cmcdon0923Apr 11, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Anonymous (ca. 1246) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.32.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVII, 15)5 viewsObv: Lys
Rev: Patriarchal cross, seven rings or globules
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2134; DOC IV, Type L 14; Lianta 464-65)6 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand
Rev: IШ - ΛΔ; Half-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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hj6.28.36.7_22 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC. AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CE-ΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in right field.
26 mm, 8.23 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.7(different obverse legend and different string of letters in exergue)
Charles MApr 11, 2018
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC 11.23.3.A)7 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospel in left hand and bless with right hand in front of chest. Asterisk above cushion on throne, on both sides.
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor with stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger.

Note that Marchev-Waachter only recorded one specimen in a private collection. There were no legends on that coin, but clearly there is some, "corrupt" legend on the coin. It might be overstruck on an unknown host. The obverse of the coin needs to be further examined to determine if it is indeed the obverse of 11.23.3.
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2049; DOC IV, Type C B.35; Grierson 1272; CLBC 11.25.3; Lianta 125-26)5 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: ΗΑΓΙΑЄΛЄΝΗ ΘΚΟΤΑΝΤ; Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger

Note, that due to the smaller flan and die size, legends are either not present or illegible.
Quant.GeekApr 11, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 18 var. - Silver Quarter Obol3 views519/512 – 480/478 B.C.
0.22 gm, 5 mm
Obv.: Anchor with A to left
Rev: Swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 570, 18 var.; p. 266, 1

Topalov Type 18: Quarter obols (?) Upright Anchor – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish (519/512-480/478 B.C.)
Obv: Upright anchor with relatively big flukes and stock. A group of dots under the stock (probably one l. and one r.).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika (with arms bent to the right) in a concave square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector

Topalov, Stavri. Apollonia Pontica. Contribution to the Study of the Coin Minting of the City 6th-1st c. B.C.
JaimelaiApr 11, 2018
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Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V 163-130 BC, Drachm10 viewsCappadocian Kingdom
Ariarathes V
Drachm 4.02g
Year GA = 130-129 BC. Young head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena standing left holding Nike & spear, resting hand on shield on ground to right. FAP monogram in left field, IH monogram in right field, date ΓA in ex.
HGC 7, 811
Dented flan
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 10, 2018
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Constantine 7.06.0023 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
(Prince in military dress holding a standard in each hand)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 215 CT 7.06.002 (S)
4.2g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.07.010 (2)3 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |P
MSN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 8.07.010 (2) (R)
3.0g
(We will never know if MSN was a deliberate mint mark for the London mint, or whether it was an engraver's error. Only 7 coins are known with this mint mark, which would suggest an error. However, there are examples with both a Constantine and Licinius obverse, which might suggest that the use of the MSN mint mark was deliberate. In all, 4 obverse dies are known for this issue and 2 reverse dies. See "A New London Mint mark for Constantine the Greatďż˝ : Numismatic Circular, July 2009, pp.106 (Lee Toone). CT has a further comment on this mint mark on page 64.

This coin has the same reverse die as the Licinius example in my collection. This gives a glimpse into the working practices of the mint. It suggests that reverse dies were mixed and matched and weren�t exclusively used for the coins of only one emperor.)
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.03.0072 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |F
MLL in ex
London
RIC VII 27 CT 8.03.007 (C)
3.4g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.04.0022 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM (Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
S | F
MSL
RIC VII 30 CT 8.04.002 (R)
London
3.3g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.03.0082 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |F
MLL in ex
London
RIC VII 28 CT 8.03.008 (R)
3.5g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Vespasian from Tarraco or uncertain Spanish mint. 46 viewsDenarius for Vespasian from a Spanish mint. Circa 69-70 AD.
3.44 grs & 17 mm.
Obs. : laureate head left. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev. : Libertas stg left with pileus & rod. LIBERTAS PVBLICA.
RIC 1339 (R2).
See very precise description in David's own exemplar.
8 commentslabienusApr 10, 2018
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Struck A.D.351 - 355. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE3 of Sirmium2 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM. Victory walking left, holding wreath in each hand; in exergue, SIRM.
RIC VIII : 25.
RARE
*AlexApr 10, 2018
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Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Tetradrachm, Eagle facing, head right.6 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial Alexandria, Egypt
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277 - 278AD (Regnal Year 3)
20.0mm 7.28gr 0h
O: AK M AVP ΠΡΟΒΟC CεB; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Eagle standing facing, head right, wreath in beak.
Exergue: L, left field; Γ, right field. (Regnal Year 3)
Alexandria, Egypt Mint
Emmett 3985; Köln 3131; Milne 4566.
agathetyche 142741280572
4/5/18 4/10/18
1 commentsNicholas ZApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 9.05.000.52 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev BEAT TRANQLITAS
(Globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, above 3 stars)
PLON
NOt in RIC
CT 9.05.000.5
2.9g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.05.0023 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l, right hand holding a patera, left cornucopiae)
S | F
MLN in ex
RIC VII 37
CT 8.05.002(S)
London
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 8.06.0072 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AG
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol, standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding a globe)
S | P
MLN in ex
Not in RIC
CT 8.06.007 (S)
London
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Constantine 5.03.0156 viewsConstantine
Obv FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev ROMAE AETER
(Roma std facing, in hexastyle temple, right hand holding small Victory, left hand leaning on sceptre)
PLN
RIC VI 99
CT 5.03.015 (RR)
London 6.4g
NoviomagusApr 10, 2018
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Sear 20033 viewsIsaac II Angelus (1185 – 1195 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.40g, diameter 25mm.Abu GalyonApr 10, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding corn ears and cornucopia. E in right field.
29 mm, 16.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.2 Variant (different obverse legend, different conjoined letters and legend break on reverse)
Charles MApr 10, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛI COVAIMIC., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Soaemais on right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV KOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
28 mm, 11.81 gms

Hristova-Jekov ---, Varbanov ---, Pfeiffer ---, Moushmov ---
Charles MApr 10, 2018
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Vespasian AR Denarius5 viewsVespasian AR Denarius 70 AD, Ephesus
3.03g
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.
RIC 1421 (R), BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.
Ex-Flavian Logic Ancient Numismatics (1999), Ex-Ancient Numismatic Enterprises
1 commentsorfewApr 10, 2018
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Gordian III AR tetradrachm of Roman Syria. AD 240. 8 viewsGordian III AR tetradrachm of Roman Syria. AD 240
Obverse: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: DHMARC ES OVCIAC, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, SC in ex.
28.49 mm., 11.7 g
2 commentsNORMAN KApr 10, 2018
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Antoninus Pius, AE 22 of Hieropolis, Syria.5 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE 22of Hieropolis, Syria
Obverse: AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO and B in three lines within wreath.
BMC 13; Paris 1670 ; Butcher 15.
21.9 mm., 9.0 g
1 commentsNORMAN KApr 10, 2018
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BCC LT679 viewsCast Lead Token
Late 2nd Cent. BCE?
Obv: Head of Zeus Ammon to right.
Rev: Eagle standing left. In field: B?-A
Possibly related in design to a small
bronze coin of Ptolemy IX, reference:
Svoronos 1733, but considerably
larger in weight and diameter.
PB17mm 4.01gm. Axis:0
Reportedly found near Caesarea
Maritima, ca. 1971.
Rare
v-dromeApr 09, 2018
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Taras, Calabria23 views302-281 BC (Period VI)
AR Didrachm (20.5mm, 7.88g)
Arethon magistrate.
O: Naked boy of androgynous aspect crowning horse standing right, left foreleg raised; ΣA above, APE/ΘΩN (magistrate) in two lines below.
R: Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding tripod in extended right hand; TAPAΣ around to right, CAΣ below.
Vlasto 666; Evans VI, A-1; Cote 321; McGill II, 59; SNG France 1869; HN Italy 957; SNG Cop 862; SNG ANS 1046-50
ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Struck between the time of Kleonymos and the coming of Pyrrhus, Period VI represents the first appearance of the full length magistrate signatues on Tarentine coinage, in this case one Arethon.
This type (along with Vlasto 836) is possibly the most common didrachm in the entire series. Still, this specimen is very well centered with a full tripod showing on the flan, and has some nice golden highlights which i find quite appealing.
4 commentsEnodiaApr 09, 2018
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Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula30 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT4Apr 09, 2018
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Greek, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450 -440 BC 25mm 1723g 9h.Jenkins the coinage of Gela 342.415 viewsQuadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer,above Nike flying right to crown the horses,in exergue palmettte with tendrils.Rev forepart of man-headed bull,the river god Gelas right.
ex Nomos auc 14 lot 50 5-17-17,ex The Stoecklin collection bought from bank Leu.ex Munzen und Medaillen auc x 22 june 1951 lot 192,ex V.J.E.Ryan sold by Glendinings November 24th 1950 lot 1499a.
3 commentsGrant HApr 09, 2018
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Allectus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
PAX AVG; S¦A; Pax stg. left holding transverse scepter and branch.
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 28
Julianus of PannoniaApr 09, 2018
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Maximianus 5.03.0114 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv D N MAXIMIANO PFS AVG
(R. laur cuir)
Rev MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
(Mars, helmeted, standing r, right hand leaning spear, left on shield)
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 5.03.011 (RR)
5.8g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Licinius 8.08.0233 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P AVG (R.laur.cuir draped)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI (Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN
Not in RIC CT 8.08.023 (R)
Londinium
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine 7.08.001(2)3 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left, spread chlamys)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 234 (var) CT 7.08.001(2)
4.1g
(This is the more unusual reverse type of this coin)
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Tacitus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
TEMPORVM FELICITAS; A|A; Felicitas stg. left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC.65 - B.78 pl. IX (82 ex.)
Julianus of PannoniaApr 09, 2018
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Tacitus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
SPES PVBLICA; Spes advancing left, holding Flower and raising skirt.
Ex: XXIE
Rome
RIC 94
Julianus of PannoniaApr 09, 2018
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Sicily Gela AR Hexas-Dionkion 3mm 0.09g circa 480-470 BC very rare Jenkins list one coin in the British Museum6 viewsBridle horse head to right in circle of dots.Rev Two pellets {mark of value} in linear circle.2 commentsGrant HApr 09, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
IOVI STATORI; Jupiter facing, holding sceptre and thunderbolt; Z in right Field.
Ex: XXI
Rome
RIC 152
Julianus of PannoniaApr 09, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG ; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to left.
VIRTVTI AVGG; Hercules to right, wrestling with the Nemean Lion; club behind.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 458; B.219 pl. XV (7ex)
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaApr 09, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 238-237 B.C3 viewsAE 16.44mm (Thickness 1.92mm), weight 2.93g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 22.
AradosApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.02.0112 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
(L .laur, draped, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 198 CT 9.02.011 (C)
3.4g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.02.0193 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES
(R.rad, draped, cuir,)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 190 CT 9.02.019 (C)
2.8g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 8.09.0064 viewsConstantine II
Obv FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVNNC
(R .laur, draped, cuir, seen from back)
Rev CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S | P
PLN in ex
Not in RIC CT 8.09.006 (R)
3.2g
1 commentsNoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.06.0292 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev BEAT TRANQLITAS
(Globe on altar, above three stars)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 258 CT 9.06.029 (S)
2.6g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.04.0252 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
(L radiate, draped, cuir,)
Rev BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
(Globe on altar, above three stars)
P | A
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 216 CT 9.04.025 (CC)
3.0g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Demetrios III Eukairos 97/6 - 88/7 B.C.4 viewsDemetrios III Eukairos 97/6 - 88/7 B.C. Ar 27.2~28.5mm. 16.04g. Tetradrachm. Damaskus, Obv: Diademed head of Demetrius III right with fringe of curly beard at jawline, diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border. Rev: ΒACΙΛEΩC ΔHMHTPIOV ΘEOV / ΦIΛOΠΛTOPOC CΩTHPOC, Cult image of Atargatis standing facing with arms extended, holding flower in left hand, barley stalk rising from each shoulder; to outer left, ΔI above N; laurel wreath border. SC 2450.4: Babelon 1567. 1 commentsddwauApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.01.0402 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
(R .rad, draped, cuir, seen from back)
Rev VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (Two victories standing facing one another, shield held above altar, wreath on altar)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 182 corr CT 9.01.040 (R)
3.3g
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Constantine II 9.01.0372 viewsConstantine II
Obv FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVNNC
(R .laur, draped, cuir, seen from back)
Rev VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
(Two victories facing one another, together holding vota shield, inscribed VOT/PR in two lines, resting on altar inscribed with a wreath)
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 9.01.037 (R)
NoviomagusApr 09, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2095; DOC IV, 41)6 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: IШ OΔϪKAC in two columnar groups, Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger; Star often on sagion to left or right (or both)
Quant.GeekApr 09, 2018
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RIC 3, p.275, 775 - Lucilla, Pietas7 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar, AD 166-169
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: PIETAS, Pietas standing left, raising hand over altar and holding box
Ag, 18mm, 3.06g
Ref.: RIC 775
shanxiApr 09, 2018
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Lycaonia AE15 Zeus - Perseus2 viewsLycaonia. Iconium.
Obv.: Zeus, right.
Rev.: Perseus holding Medusa's head (and harpa).
Attrib.: SNG von Aulock, Heft XII, Lykaonien ???
Diam.: 15.5 mm. Weight: 4.2 gr.
Philologus_1Apr 09, 2018
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Hartill 16.210, Schjoth 5458 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.46 g., 24.16 mm.

Obv: Yuan Feng tong bao (seal script; regular characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
StkpApr 09, 2018
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Hartill 16.212, Schjoth 5455 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.41 g., 24.15 mm.

Obv: Yuan Feng tong bao (seal script; small characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
StkpApr 09, 2018
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hj6.26.36.082 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ [TITIANOV] MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
23 mm, 8.59 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.8
Charles MApr 09, 2018
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hj6.26.04.13 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Athena standing left, right hand on shield at feet, spear in left hand.
25 mm, 6.93 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.4.1
Charles MApr 09, 2018
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hj6.26.36.243 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 9.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.24 (sl different conjoined letters in reverse legend)
Charles MApr 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Ć Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 45; DOC 44; MIB 54)5 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to right N
Quant.GeekApr 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 75; DOC 21b)6 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AV; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large chi-rho, B to left, Є to right
Quant.GeekApr 09, 2018
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hj6.26.09.32 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K ]M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: [VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK] (OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nike standing left holding wreath and palm.
26 mm, 8.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.09.3 (conjoined letters on reverse sl different)
Charles MApr 09, 2018
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Faustina Jr. (147 - 175 A.D.)17 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Draped bust right
R:Isis Pharia standing right, holding sistrum and billowing sail; L I Z (Year 17) across field.
Stuck 153-154 A.D.
12g
23mm
Dattari (Savio) 3250; K&G 38.86; Emmett 1949.17.

Ex. Roma Numismatics E-Sale 16; Lot 306. Feb. 28, 2015
Ex. Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung Auction 247; Lot 4627. March 10, 2017
4 commentsMatApr 09, 2018
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hj6.28.36.06_23 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEI[NOC AVΓ] IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
26 mm, 10.07 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.6
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.20.23 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEV K(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Asklepios standing forward facing left, holding serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
26 mm, 13.77 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.20.2
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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Julia Domna, Denarius, VESTA3 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born circa 170 AD - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 211 - 217AD
19.0mm 3.09gr 1h
O: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; Draped bust, right.
R: VESTA; Vesta, veiled, seated left on backless throne, holding simpulum in her right hand and scepter in her left.
Rome Mint
RIC Caracalla 391; Cohen 226; BMC 31.
Aorta: 215: B6, O6, R103, T129, M4.
Toned VF
Ex. W.F. Stoecklin Collection, Amriswil, Switzerland; purchased prior to 1975.
Nomos AG Auction: Obolos 9, Lot 344.
3/25/18 4/8/18
Nicholas ZApr 08, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, PM TR P COS PP3 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0 x 21.0mm 3.78gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PM TR P COS PP; Probus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter, standard on either side.
Exergue: XXIε
Rome Mint; First emission, fifth officina.
RIC V-2 Rome 607
Aorta: B72, O25, R101, T86, M4.
nice-currency/Cory Williams 183145480198
3/31/18 4/8/18
Nicholas ZApr 08, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP3 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 318 - 319AD
20.5 x 18.0mm 3.10gr 6h
O: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two victories standing, facing each other, placing shield inscribed with VOT/PR on altar decorated with a star.
Exergue: TT
Ticinum Mint
RIC VII Ticinum 82; Rarity R1
Aorta: 1192: B43, O55, R221, T235, M18.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 401511196369 Inv. #M2250
4/1/18 4/8/18
Nicholas ZApr 08, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICTPO5 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
19.0 x 17.0mm 2.60gr 7h
O: AV KAI Λ Cε CεVHPOC; Laureate bust, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICTPO; Bearded head of Herakles, left.
Nikopolis ad Istrum Mint
Beastcoins 252; AMNG I 1; Unlisted with Herakles head left.
RRR
legion_ii/S. Kraychev 173226623589
4/1/18 4/8/18
Nicholas ZApr 08, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Ć Follis, Cyzicus, RY 1 (Sear 839; DOC 167a; MIB 184)7 viewsObv: dN hRACLI PERP AVG; Helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, holding cross and shield
Rev: Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O - I across fields; A below, KYZ in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.21.2_22 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩNE[INOC. AVΓ. IO]VΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
26 mm, 10.67 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.2
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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6 viewsQuant.GeekApr 08, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.1.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVI, 4-6)12 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them cross within circle, surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in right hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Quant.GeekApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.20.32 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVPH. ΛIOC. ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAIE(sic)A. laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ [I(OV)Λ ANT ]CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ →N, Asklepios standing facing head left, holding serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
26 mm, 11.76 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.20.3
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.36.064 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
27 mm, 13.15 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.6 (sl different conjoined letters on reverse)
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.38.33 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ [IOVΛIAMAI]CA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. E in left field beneath arm.
28 mm, 12.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.38.3
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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LICINIUS II, Follis, 317 - 3245 viewsObv. LICINIVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right

Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT V
Mintmark QA

RIC VII Arles 231

Hugo LApr 08, 2018
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POSTUMUS, Antoninianus, 2695 viewsObv. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS V
Victory half naked, standing right, right hand raised to head, holding long vertical palm-branch in left hand

RIC 288.
Hugo LApr 08, 2018
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VICTORINUS, Antoninianus, 268 - 2705 viewsObv/ IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Rev/ SALVS AVG
Salus standing right feeding serpent in arms

RIC 67
Hugo LApr 08, 2018
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Crispus 9.01.0273 viewsCrispus
Obv FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
(R .laur, draped, cuir)
Rev VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
(Two victories standing facing one another, shield held above altar, wreath on altar)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 174 CT 9.01.027 (C)
Londinium 2.8g
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Licinius 8.08.0203 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 97 CT 8.08.020
3.4g
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Licinius 6.03.0023 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVVGG
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
* | *
T | F
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 6.03.002 (RRR)
3.9g
All issues with the T*/F* bronze mark are very rare.
(CT plate coin)
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Crispus 9.02.0173 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(R, Helmeted, draped, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 187 CT 9.02.017 (S)
3.1g
(Striking error – additional V and X. Possibly done deliberately to cover a large flan.)
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Crispus 9.02.0042 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 194 CT 9.02.004 (S)
3.0g
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Crispus 9.06.0172 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(L, spear pointing forward, shield on left arm)
Rev BEAT TRANQLITAS
(Globe on altar, above three stars)
F | B
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 250 CT 9.06.017 (C)
3.3g
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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764 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia6 viewsReference.
RIC 764; Banti 464;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG VI S C
Justitia, draped, seated left, holding palm in right hand and sceptre in left

26.06 gr
32 mm
6h
okidokiApr 08, 2018
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Postumus4 viewsAntoninianus / 21mm / 3,18g / 253-265

Obv. : IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev. : FELICI-TAS AVG, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae

RIC V-II 58, RSC 39a
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Trajan Decius4 viewsAntoninianus / 22mm / 3,36g / 249-251

Obv. : IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev. : PANNONIAE, the two Pannioniae standing half-left, looking in opposite directions, each holding standard

RIC IV 21b, RSC 86
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Trebonianus Gallus3 viewsAntoninianus / 21mm / 3g

Obv. : IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLUS AVG, radiate and draped bust right.
Rev. : LIBERTAS AVGG, Libertas standing left, leaning on column, holding pileus and sceptre.

RIC 39, RSC 67
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Volusian3 viewsAntoninianus / 21mm / 4,27 / 251-253

Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: PAX AVGG - Pax standing left holding olive branch and transverse sceptre.

RIC IV-iii 179
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Tetricus I3 viewsAE Antoninianus 271 - 274 AD

Obverse: IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate draped bust right.

Reverse: SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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varb16255 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K [M AVPH ANTΩNEI]NOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Hades-Serapis enthroned left holding scepter, right hand extended towards 3 headed dog, Kerberos.
26 mm, 10.72 gms

Varbanov 1625
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine3 viewsAE Follis 610 - 641 AD

Obverse: Heraclius, crowned holding long cross on left and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, and wearing chlamys, with short beard and holding cross on globe.

Reverse: Large M.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Arab-Byzantine3 views Imitation Follis of Constans II

650-680 AD

Obverse: Constans, crowned and wearing chlamys, beardless, standing facing, holding long cross and cross on globe.

Reverse: Large m (lower case), cross above.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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RIC.27b Honorius (Siliquad Vot X Mvlt XV)3 viewsHonorius, western roman emperor (393-423)
Siliqua : Virtus exerciti (388-402, Milan mint)

silver, 16 mm diameter, 1.47 g, die axis: 7 h

A/ D N HONORI-VS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VOT / X / MVLT / XVL, MDPS in exergue; in wreath

RIC.IX 27b(R4) or RIC.X 1225(R3)
DrogerApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.54.18 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT[ K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC] AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: .ΠV./ IOVΛ AN/ TΩNINOV CEΛ/ EV.KOV.MAPK/ IANOΠOΛIT/ ΩN, legend in six lines inside laurel wreath. Wreath closed at bottom with E.
24 mm, 9.18 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.54.1
1 commentsCharles MApr 08, 2018
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Constantius II2 views355 - 361 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICE
Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Constantius II2 views355 - 361 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICE
Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear.
Left: -s-
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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RIC.66 Postumus: Herc Devsoniensi (Felicitas Avg)3 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Felicitas Avg (3rd emission, 1st phase, 263-265, Trčves)

Billon (150 ‰), 4.09 g, diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 7 h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEV-SONIENSI; Hercules standing left in temple of four columns, leaning on club and holding lion's skin


EG.40
DrogerApr 08, 2018
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3472 CHALCIDICE, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian Ć 22 laurel wreath K E5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3472; Butcher 16; SNG Milan 6; SNG Hunterian 2712; BMC Galatia -; SNG München -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ-ΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on far shoulder

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ / Κ-Ε
All within laurel-wreath

14.70 gr
22 mm
12h
okidokiApr 08, 2018
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RIC.161 Tetricus I: antoninianus (Victoria Avg)3 viewsTetricus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (271-274)
Antoninianus: Victoria Avg (3rd emission, 271-272, Trčves)

Billon, 2.89 g, diameter 17 mm, die axis 7 h

A/ [I]MP C TETRICVS P [F AVG]; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ VICTO[-R-I-]A AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm

EG.263
DrogerApr 08, 2018
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158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IX 045a Є, Θ|Φ/K //ANTЄ, AE-3, CONCORDIA AVG G G, Roma, helmeted, seated facing, Scarce, #1109 views158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IX 045a Є, Θ|Φ/K //ANTЄ, AE-3, CONCORDIA AVG G G, Roma, helmeted, seated facing, Scarce, #1
avers: D N GRATIA NVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONCOR DIA AVG G G, Roma, helmeted, seated facing, head left, holding globe and spear, the lower part of which is hidden by the robe, left leg bare.
exergue: Θ|Φ/K //ANTЄ, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: 378-383 A.D., ref: RIC IX 045a Є,
Q-001
quadransApr 08, 2018
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Claudius II5 viewsAntoninianus / 20mm / 2,83g

Obv. : DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate head right
Rev. : CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing facing, head right

Rome mint, RIC V-I 266

Note : this was issued by Aurelian during the year after Claudius's death (270).
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Tetricus4 viewsAntoninianus / 20mm / 1,79g / 272-273

Obv: IMP TETRICVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two standards.

RIC 71
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Victorinus3 viewsAntoninianus / 20mm / 2,77g

Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providence standing left, holding cornucopia, globe at feet.

RIC V-2 61
ChoucasApr 08, 2018
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Roman coin4 viewsArcadius AE4 ???

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG ???

Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM ???
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Severus 4.02.0183 viewsSeverus
Obv SEVERVS NOBILISSIM C
(R. laur, draped, cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mintmark
Not in RIC CT 4.02.018 (RR)
Londinium
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Constantine 8.01.0052 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG
(R.laur, draped, cuir)
Rev MARTI CONSERVATORI
(Mars stg right, right hand on reversed spear, left on shield)
*|
PLN
RIC VI 253
CT 8.01.005(R)
Londinium
NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Constantine 9.01.0052 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS AG
Rev Victoriae Laetae Princ Perp (shield held above column)
PLN
Not in RIC
CT 9.01.005 (RR)
Londinium

NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
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Licinius 8.08.0242 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS AVG (R.laur.cuir draped)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI (Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN
Not in RIC CT 8.08.024 (RR)
Londinium

NoviomagusApr 08, 2018
Ptolemy.jpg
Ptolemy VI Philometor3 views186 - 145 BC

Obverse: Head of Ptolemy right.

Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunder bolt.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Blanca (Reyes Católicos)2 views1506 - 1566 AD

Obverse: FERNANDVS ET ELISABET
Crowned monogram of Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Reverse: REX ET REGINA CAST LEGION
Crowned monogram of Isabella I of Castile.

Mintmark: S (Sevilla)
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Maravedis2 viewsUnknown

Mintmark: C (Caneda)
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Maravedis3 viewsUnknown

MIntmark: C (Caneda)
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Valentinian II ?7 viewsAE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG ?
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG
Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head left, holding globe and spear, lower part of spear hidden by robe, right leg bare
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
City_Commemorative,_Nicomedia,_RIC_VII_195,_AE-3,_VRBS_ROMA,_SMNS,_Sear_16521,_330-335_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_16-16,5mm,_2,39g-s.jpg
137 Commemorative, (330-335 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 195, AE-3, -/-//SMNS, She-wolf left, #1,104 views137 Commemorative, (330-335 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 195, AE-3, -/-//SMNS, She-wolf left, #1,
avers: VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left.
reverse: She-wolf and twins, 2 stars above with three dots vertically placed between them.
exergue: -/-//SMNS, diameter: 16,0-16,5 mm, weight: 2,39 g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC VII 195, Sear 16521,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 08, 2018
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Arcadius2 viewsAE4

395 - 401 AD

Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI
Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Theodosius I2 viewsAE2 RIC IX

379 - 383 AD

Obverse: DN THEODO SIVS PF AVG

Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB
Emperor standing holding victory on globe and raising kneeling woman
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.20.2var3 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Asklepios standing forward facing left, holding serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
26 mm, 10.05 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.20.2 variant (reverse legend sl different)
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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Evagoras II2 views361 - 351 BC

Salamis, Cyprus

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left

Reverse: Prow left?
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.22.53 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, serpent with 4 coils, head right. E in upper left field.
24 mm, 11.04 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.5
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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hj6.28.35.2var2 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH. ANTΩNEINOC. IOVΛIA. MAICA AVΓOC laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛE-V KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at feet left, E in right field.
26 mm, 10.75 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.2 variant (obverse and reverse legends)
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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Constantius II3 viewsAE2

350 - 355 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him with upraised hand.

Mintmark: ANB (Antioch)
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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Constantius II3 views337 - 361 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed head right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him upraised hand.
Pericles J2Apr 08, 2018
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hj6.26.20.08var3 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent entwined staff, head to left
16 mm, 2.85 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.8 variant(obverse legend)
Charles MApr 08, 2018
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hj6.26.21.122 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: (...)ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Telesphorus standing facing
16 mm, 2.01 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.12
Charles MApr 08, 2018
Sear-2041-52.jpg
Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2041/2052; DOC IV, Type U 21; Lianta 84-88)9 viewsObv: O AΓIOC NIKOAΛOC in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of St. Nicholas, bearded and nimbate, orans, wearing episcopal vestments, of which omophorion is visible
Rev: ΛΓIOC IШ O ΠPOΔPOMOC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. John the Baptist, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and cloak; right hand holds patriarchal cross on long shaft; left hand outstretched?

The severity of clipping during the Latin Occupation of Constantinople can be seen from this particular specimen. It is either Sear 2041 or Sear 2052 as the size of the module can not be determined.
Quant.GeekApr 08, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Anonymous (ca. 1246) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.32.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVII, 15)9 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Patriarchal cross
Quant.GeekApr 08, 2018
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C. Porcius Cato – Porcia-13 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC C. Porcius Cato. 123 B.C. AR denarius (18.42 mm, 3.81 g, 8 h). Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind / C•CATO / ROMA, Victory driving biga right. Crawford 274/1; Sydenham 417; RSC Porcia 1; RCV 149Bud StewartApr 07, 2018
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hj6.26.01.104 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, wreath in beak.
27 mm, 10.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.10 (obverse and reverse die match)
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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hj6.26.21.07var4 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHAI ANTΩNEINOC A(VΓ), laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIAN(OV)-MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hygeia standing right feeding snake from patera.
26 mm, 10.55 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.7 variant (different obverse and reverse legends)
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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hj6.26.38.073 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠI(OV)ΛANTCEΛEVKOVMAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
26 mm, 10.61 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.7
Charles MApr 07, 2018
Sear-2057(1).jpg
Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) BI Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2057; DOC IV, Type C B.26; Grierson 1264; CLBC 11.25.1; Lianta 124)5 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: ΗΑΓΙΑЄΛЄΝΗ ΘΚΟΤΑΝΤ; Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
Sear-2214(1).jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2214; DOC IV, Type O B.28; CLBC 14.18.3; Lianta 411-13)7 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Virgin seated upon throne without back; holds head of Christ on breast
Rev: ΔЄCΠΟΤIC - IШANNIC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
11_Seleucids,_Alexander_I__Balas,_(150-145_BC),_AE_17,_Head_of_Alexander_r_,Galley_r_,_SNG-Is-1525,_Sear,_Q-001,_1h,_17,0mm,_3,85g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 11 Alexander I. Balas, (150-145 B.C.), SC 1814.2, AE-17, Serrate, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Galley left, #1109 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 11 Alexander I. Balas, (150-145 B.C.), SC 1814.2, AE-17, Serrate, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Galley left, #1
avers: Bust of Alexander right.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Galley left, Horizontal Anchor to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 1h,
mint: Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I. Balas, date: 150-145 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 1814.2, HGC 9, 925, Babelon 852, p-108, plate XVII number 22.,
Q-001
quadransApr 07, 2018
MaximianusRadShieldSpearHercInv.jpg
Maximianus Herculius7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield.
HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG; Hercules stg. left, suporting on club with lionskin and holding globe with victory; S in left field
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC --
Julianus of PannoniaApr 07, 2018
Consecratio2.jpg
Antoninus Pius2 viewsDenarius / 19mm / 2,99g

Obv. : DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right

Rev. : CONSECRATIO
Funeral pyre (rogus)

Rome mint
RIC III 438
ChoucasApr 07, 2018
ProbusBranchScepterPax.jpg
Probus10 viewsAE- Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle tripped scepter, and branch or flowers
PAX AVGVSTI ; Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre./ T in right field
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 712var.
Note: This interesting bust type probably celebrates the second consulate of Probus in A.D 278.
The branch in his hand could be a symbol for his consulship or the symbol of peace.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaApr 07, 2018
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Bruto, denario (54 a.C.)4 viewsRoma, M. Iunius Brutus, denario (54 a.C.)
Ag, 3.70 gr, 18 mm, qBB
D/ LIBERTAS; testa della Libertas.
R/ BRVTVS; il console L. Iunius Brutus tra due littori con fascio; davanti a loro l'accensus.
Crawford 433/1; Varesi 702.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 7 aprile 2018, numero catalogo XXX); ex asta "Cesare" di Varesi-Tinia del 7 aprile 2018, lotto 472.
paoloApr 07, 2018
1067_P_Hadrian_RPC1505.JPG
1505 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Hadrian Emperor on horse4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1505/6; SNG France 643; BMC -; SNG Cop. -; SNG v. Aulock 7369 var

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡΑ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΚΥ/ΖΙ
Emperor in military dress with r. hand raised, on horse r.

17.04 gr
30 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum, Auktion 59, 1986, Los 1066
okidokiApr 07, 2018
Domitien.jpg
Domitian6 viewsAs / 10,00g / 29mm

CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS V
S C

Spes on reverse

Lugdunum mint
RIC II# 791a
1 commentsHenri VApr 07, 2018
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Crispus3 viewsIVL CRIS-PVS NOB C
CAESARVM NOSTRORUM / VOT.X / ΓSIS

Siscia, 1st officina
RIC VII 181
Henri VApr 07, 2018
1065_P_Hadrian_RPC3217.JPG
3217 CILICIA, Coropissus. Hadrian 130-31 AD Tyche standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3217; SNG France 763-764; SNG Levante 584, Suppl. 153 ; SNG Pfalz -;

Issue Regnal year 13

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΙΓ
Laureate bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from front, r.

Rev. ΚΟΡΟΠΙССΕωΝ ΚΗΤ ΜΗΤΡΟ
Tyche standing, l., resting with her r. hand on rudder and holding cornucopia in l.

9.61 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum, Auktion 56, Los 352
okidokiApr 07, 2018
neron.jpg
Nero4 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P
VICTORIA AVGVSTI / S C

Lugdunum mint
RIC I 523
Henri VApr 07, 2018
Constantius.jpg
Constantius II3 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
FEL TEMP REPARATIO / ●M● / SMKA
Kyzikos, 1st officina.
RIC VIII 115

Henri VApr 07, 2018
Sear-2210(1).jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2210; DOC IV, Type L B.25a; Grierson 1223; CLBC 14.13.3; Lianta 401-404; Bendall, Notes 20/III)7 viewsObv: Head of cherub nimbate, with wings
Rev: IШ - OAΓOC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of beardless, nimbate saint (Demetrius?) in military dress; between them cross, surmounted by globule on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds anexikakia; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sword resting over shoulder
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
CLBC-14_1_4(1).jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.1.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVI, 4-6) 10 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them cross within circle, surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in right hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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prieurx1_122 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: ΛYT K M A···ANTWN CO (sic), laureate head right.
Re: ΛHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOΛ (sic), Eagle to front, head and tail right, εΔ above to left and right, ε backwards, star between legs.
25 mm, 11.50 gms

Prieur ---, McAlee 759 (variant--botched obverse and reverse legends, eagle head and tail right)
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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prieur272_13 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINO(...), laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Re: (...)TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
24 mm, 10.31 gms

Prieur 272
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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prieurx1_22 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AVT. K. M. A. ANTW(...), laureate head right.
Re: legend ends TOΛ, Eagle head and tail right, Δε above to left and right, star between legs.
24 mm, 11.30 gms

Prieur ---, McAlee 775A

Appears to have little if any silver content
Charles MApr 07, 2018
Seleucia,_Seleukos_III__Keraunos,_(226-223_B_C_),_AE-16,_Head_of_Artemis_r_,_Apollo_seated_l_,_SC_922_1,_SNGIs_509,_Q-001,_1h,_15-16mm,_4,36g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 05 Seleukos III. Keraunos, (226-223 B.C.), SC 922.1, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left, #1115 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 05 Seleukos III. Keraunos, (226-223 B.C.), SC 922.1, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left, #1
avers: Bust of Artemis right, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding the arrow and resting on a bow, CE over Λ to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-16,0mm, weight: 4,36g, axes: 1h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos III. Keraunos, date: 226-223 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 922.1, SNG Israel 509,
Q-001
"Seleukos or Seleucus III. Ceraunos or Keraunos (The Thunderer), King of the Seleukid Empire of Syria, 225-223 B.C."
quadransApr 07, 2018
460.jpg
asmcalee799_92 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. IMP. C. M. AVR. ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Δ ε, star below, all within laurel wreath with 10 elements fastened at top with garland composed of dots.
19 mm, 4.57 gms

McAlee 799
Charles MApr 07, 2018
Sear-2205.jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2205; DOC IV, Type G B.20; CLBC 14.8.3)6 viewsObv: Eagle with wings outstretched; head turned to left
Rev: Busts of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross-crosslet on long shaft, at the base of which, steps; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds spear
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
Antiochus_XII~0.jpg
Antiochus XII 87/6–84/3 B.C.4 viewsAntiochus XII 87/6–84/3 B.C. Damascus mint 2nd issue Ae 20.7~21.1mm. 7.92g. Obv: Beardless diademed bust of Antiochus XII r., dotted border. Rev: ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟV ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVC ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟC ΚΑΛΛΙΝΙΚΟV – Tyche standing l. with palm branch in right hand and cornucopia in left, dotted border. Reference: SC 2, 2476; SNG Israel I, Nos. 2900–2902. SPAER 2897 ddwauApr 07, 2018
RI_064tm_img.jpg
064 - Septimius Severus barbarous imitation denarius6 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMV (sic) CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- LEG II ADIVT / TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards
Barbarous imitation of coins minted in Rome. A.D. 193
Reference:- cf RIC 5
1 commentsmaridvnvmApr 07, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 2.58g

A mix up with the reverse legend and reverse type. The reverse legend should match with the Fides type instead of Spes. Bartosz Awianowicz has the opposite error with a BONA SPES reverse legend and a Fides reverse type.
maridvnvmApr 07, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.14.3; Lianta 405; Metcalf 1973, No. 117)8 viewsObv: Full-length figure of angelic being with four wings, beardless and nimbate, with outstretched arms, holding short spear in each hand; wears tunic and cloak
Rev: IШΛNIC - OAΓAM; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, on right, holding between them cross, surmounted by globule, on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand anexikakia. Saint wears chiton, body armor with pteryges, and sagion, holds short spear, in left hand, resting over shoulder
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
Phoenicia,_Tyre,_AE-20,_Tyche_right,_Phoenician_galley,_SNG_Cop_344,_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,5-20,5m,6,70g-s.jpg
Phoenicia, Tyre, (Year 291 (165/166 A.D.), AE-20, Pseudo-autonomous issue struck during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (???), SNG Cop 344, Galley left,104 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre, (Year 291 (165/166 A.D.), AE-20, Pseudo-autonomous issue struck during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (???), SNG Cop 344, Galley left,
avers: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, palm behind, murex shell before.
reverse: ΑϞС (???) (date:Year 291 (165/166 A.D.), TYP(ligate)IEPAΣ MHTPOΠO-ΛEѠΣ in four lines above galley, 'of Tyre' (in Phoenician) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight:6,70g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Tyre, date: Year 291 (161/180 A.D.), ref: SNG Cop 344, Rouvier 2200., Babilon 2178, BMC 315ff,
Q-001
quadransApr 07, 2018
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1/16 Stater, Karia uncertain (Kaunos?)9 views1/16 Stater, Karia uncertain (Kaunos?)
aka Tritartemorion

490 - 470 BC

Female deity (Iris?) with curled wings,
Griffin standing l. in incuse square.

0.58 gr, 8.6 mm

cf SNGKeckman 817 for type & 821 for weight
see also AsiaMinorCoins #3960
Konuk 57 (O1,R1)
2 commentsPekka KApr 07, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.5.4.A)8 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type. Saint wears chiton, body armor with pteryges, and sagion; Emperor holds shaft with left hand, the Saint with both hands
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.5.4.A)6 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type. Saint wears chiton, body armor with pteryges, and sagion; Emperor holds shaft with left hand, the Saint with both hands
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Sicily, Kamarina, (420-405 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, -/-//•••, KAMA, Owl standing left,121 viewsSicily, Kamarina, (420-405 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, -/-//•••, KAMA, Owl standing left,
avers: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with the wing, border of dots.
reverse: KAMA, owl standing left, head facing, grasping lizard in talon, in exergue, three pellets.
exergue: -/-//•••, diameter: 14,0-14,5 mm, weight: 3,03 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Kamarina, date: 420-405 B.C., ref: Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, SNG ANS 1229, SNG Cop 169.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransApr 07, 2018
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right
RESTITVT SAEC; Emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre, crowned by Victory holding palm.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 401
Julianus of PannoniaApr 07, 2018
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Aurelianus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right; Cuirass decorated with: Emperor standing left, holding spear, raising kneeling female
IOVI CONSER; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, both holding sceptre.
Ex: S
Serdica
RIC 129
Julianus of PannoniaApr 07, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG; Radiate and draped bust left with club and lion’s skin
HERCVLI PACIFERO; Hercules standing left holding branch, club and lion’s skin; B in left field.
Ex: SML
Lugdunum
RIC 380; B 127 pl. VIII (3 ex.)
Julianus of PannoniaApr 07, 2018
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Nabataean Kingdom, Arabia, Aretas II-III (c. 120+ BC), AE18, Damascus mint6 viewsAncient Greek, Nabataean Kingdom, Arabia, Aretas II-III (c. 120+ BC), AE18, Damascus mint, 18mm, 4.1g

Obverse: No legend, Corinthian helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: No legend, Nike standing left holding wreath, crescent over Λ field mark left.

Reference: Meshorer 1

Ex: Charachmoba Gym
Gil-galadApr 07, 2018
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asmcalee777c72 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT·K·M·AVP·C·AN(...)&epsilon, laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 4.49 gms

McAlee 777(c)
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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asmcalee783c53 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KAI MAP AVP ANTΩNINOC Cε, laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Small S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
20 mm, 7.37 gms

McAlee 783(c)
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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Moroccan Falus3 viewsMoulay 'Abd al-Rahman ?

1822-1859 AD ?

Obverse: The Seal of Solomon

Reverse: 1271


Date is AH 1271, or 1855 AD?
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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asmcalee782b43 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KA. M.(...) ANTΩNεINOC Cε , laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
17 mm, 4.27 gms.

McAlee 782(b)

Notice elaborate and detailed wreath elements compared to all the other coins.
Charles MApr 07, 2018
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Silver Dirham3 viewsGhaznavid Empire

Farrukh-Zad of Ghazna
(Jamal ad-Dawlah Abu Shuja Farrukh-Zad)

1053 - 4 April 1059 AD

Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Gallienus2 viewsAE Antoninianus

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right

Reverse: FELICIT AVG
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Gallienus2 views260 - 268 AD

Obverser: GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right

Reverse: VBERITAS AVG
Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopiae; epsilon in right field
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Constantius II4 views337 - 361 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, cuirased bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATION
Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, who is reaching backwards.

Mintmark: R wreath T
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Islamic Empire, Umayyad, Palestine, Anonymous (738+ AD, 120+ AH), AE Fals, Baysan mint7 viewsIslamic Empire, Umayyad, Palestine, Anonymous (738+ AD, 120+ AH), AE Fals, Baysan mint

Obverse: محمد رسول الله , Arabic text surrounding fish pointing left, within looped square, all within linear circle border. "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."


Reverse: لا إله إلا الله وحده , Arabic text on three lines, within looped square, all within linear circle border. "There is no God but Allah alone."

Reference: Album 165, SNAT 4a #274-276

Ex: Charachmoba Gym
Gil-galadApr 07, 2018
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7 viewsQuant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear-29; DOC 26c; MIBE 39)4 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVC or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; to right Γ
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Decanummium, Ravenna, RY 37 (Sear-326; MIBE 229a (Rome); Ranieri 393)4 views Obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield
Rev: Large I; A/N/N/O - XX/XV/II across field; all within wreath
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Constantius II2 viewsAE3 337 - 361 AD

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS
Two soldiers holding spears and shields with two narrow standards between them.
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Constantius II4 viewsAE4 337 - 341 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN TIVS AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped head right

Reverse: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS
Two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.

Mintmark: SMANAI (Antioch)
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Constantius II2 viewsAE4 337 - 341 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN TIVS AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped head right

Reverse: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS
Two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.

Mintmark: SMANAI (Antioch)
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Constantius II2 viewsAE2 348 - 351 AD, RIC VIII

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare-handed and reaching backwards.

Mintmark: CONSB (Constantinople)
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Yuan Dynasty3 viewsYuan Rebel Zhang Shicheng

1354 - 1367 AD

Obverse: Tian You Tong Bao

Reverse: Er(2) in seal script
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Celtic2 viewsSpain - Castulo

2nd - 1st Century BC

Obverse: Male head right

Reverse: Bull standing right; Crescent moon above
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 26; DOC 19c; MIBE 34a)2 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CON-CORD; Large I between pellets
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Decanummium, Nicomedia, RY 32 (Sear 205; DOC 157; MIBE 118)3 viewsObv: DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large I; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, X/X/X/II to right; NIK in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Claudius II (Gothicus)2 views268 - 270 AD

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate, draped bust right.

Reverse: SALVS AVG
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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Constantine II2 viewsBillon centenionalis, RIC VII
Lugdunum(Lyon, France)
319 - 320 AD

Obverse: D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOBC

Reverse: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two victories standing confronted, holding shield inscribed VOT P R over altar. Two captives seated back to back in exergue.
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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City Commemorative3 viewsAE Follis 330 - 333 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN TINOPOLI
Laureate, helmeted and mantled bust left, holding scepter.

Reverse: No legend.
Victory standing front left foot on prow, holding scepter and resting left hand shield.
Pericles J2Apr 07, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekApr 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Follis, Constantinople, RY 15 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)6 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; X/Ч across field, cross above, Є below; CON in exergue

This particular coin is the so-called Plague Coin of Justinian. It depicts a deformed face of Justinian when he was recovering from the plague. See the following reference paper for more information:

Pottier, H., L'empereur Justinien survivant ŕ la peste bubonique (542), Mélanges Cécile Morrisson, Paris, 2010, p. 685-691
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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6 Maravedis2 viewsSpanish Empire

VI Maravedis

1641 - 1642 AD

Mintmark - C (Caneda)
Pericles J2Apr 06, 2018
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asmcalee778b22 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. K. M. AVP. C. ANTΩNINOC C, Laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, S reversed, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 3.34 gms

McAlee 778(b)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee810a22 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. KO, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
25 mm, 11.80 gms

McAlee 810(a)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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Roman Imperial: Theodosius II (402-450) Ć Nummus, Antioch (RIC 453; LRBC 2810)5 viewsObv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II right
Rev: Cross within wreath; ANTA in exergue
Dim: 12 mm, 1.04 g, 5 h
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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4 viewsNortheast Gaul, Bellovaci. Ca. 50-20 B.C. Ć (15 mm, 2.25 g, 9 h). Stylized head left / Horizontal line with three lines extending below it; above, chevron-S. Delestrée & Tache 535; Scheers 711Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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4 viewsNorthwest Gaul, Carnutes. Ca. 100-52 B.C. Ć (16 mm, 3.49 g, 7 h). Female bust left / Eagle and eaglette flying left. Delestrée & Tache 2588Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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3 viewsNorthwest Gaul, Carnutes. Ca. 100-52 B.C. Ć (16 mm, 3.12 g, 9 h). Head right / Two eagles flying right; in field, pentagram and cross with pellet in each quarter; serpent to right. Depeyrot 25; Delestrée & Tache 2582Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) Ć3, Heraclea (RIC 106; LRBC 1909)5 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG; Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Julian II left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX; legend in four lines within wreath; HERACL·A in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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3 viewsTheodosius I. A.D. 379-395. Ć nummus (13 mm, 1.3412 g, 12 h). Heraclea, A.D. 388-392. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius I right / SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head right, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive; SMHB. RIC 26b.2. Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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3 viewsDivus Victorinus. Died A.D. 271. Ć antoninianus (21 mm, 2.99 g, 12 h). Colonia Agrippinensis, under Tetricus I, late A.D. 271. [DI]VO VICTORINO PIO, radiate and cuirassed bust of Victorinus right / CONSA[C]RATIO, eagle standing right on globe, head left, holding wreath in beak. Cf. RIC 85 (bust); cf. Mairat 416 (bust); AGK 1b. Brown patina with a few hard green depositsQuant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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6 viewsVictorinus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, A.D. 269-271. Ć antoninianus (20 mm, 3.09 g, 7 h). Treveri, A.D. 269. IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Victorinus right / PA-X AVG, Pax standing facing, head left, holding branch and scepter; V-*. RIC 117; Mairat 244; AGK 12c. Brown patina. Nice full flan with complete legendsQuant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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4 viewsPostumus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, A.D. 260-269. BI antoninianus (20 mm, 3.04 g, 7 h). Treveri, A.D. 266. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus right / FIDES [E]XERCITVS, four military standards. RIC 303; Mairat 120; AGK 20; RSC 65. Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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3 viewsPostumus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, A.D. 260-269. BI antoninianus (21 mm, 2.30 g, 1 h). Treveri, A.D. 261. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus right / P M TR P CO-S II P P, emperor standing facing, head left, holding globe and spear. RIC 54; Mairat 27-31; AGK 60; RSC 243aQuant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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4 viewsSouthern Gaul, Volcae-Tectosages. 1st century B.C. AR drachm (12 mm, 2.39 g). Head left with wild hair and Negroid features / Cross with one ring and three pellets in angles, crescents enclosing each quadrant. LT 2986Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP PROBVS AVG; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
SOLI INVICTO; RV: Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip.
Ex: R*B
RIC 202
Julianus of PannoniaApr 06, 2018
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Probus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
CLEMENTIA TEMP; Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
Ex: KAΓ
Serdica
RIC 841
Julianus of PannoniaApr 06, 2018
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Rhodes, Caria. 305-275 BC8 viewsAR Didrachm

18 mm, 6.41 g

Obverse: Helios head in three-quarter view on the right.
Reverse: rose blossom with shoot and bud on the right side; in the field left bunch of grapes over E.

Ashton S. 104, 157; HGC 6, 1435.

This coin was minted either during or in the years following one of the most notable sieges of antiquity, when, in the midst of the Successor Wars, Demetrius Poliorcetes, son of Antigonus I, besieged Rhodes in an attempt to make it abandon its neutrality and close relationship with Ptolemy I.

The citizens of Rhodes were successful in resisting Demetrius; after one year he abandoned the siege and signed a peace agreement (304 BC) which Demetrius presented as a victory because Rhodes agreed to remain neutral in his war with Ptolemy (Egypt).

Several years later the Helepolis (Demetrius' famed siege tower), which had been abandoned, had its metal plating melted down and - along with the money from selling the remains of the siege engines and equipment left behind by Demetrius - was used to erect a statue of their sun god, Helios, now known as the Colossus of Rhodes, to commemorate their heroic resistance.
1 commentsNathan PApr 06, 2018
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Cimmerian Bosporos. Panticapaeum. Ca. 325-310 BC4 viewsAE17 (4.07 gm)

Obverse: Head of bearded satyr left

Reverse: Π-A-N, head of bull left.

MacDonald 67. Anokhin 132.


Panticapaeum (Ancient Greek: Παντικάπαιον, translit. Pantikápaion, Russian: Пантикапей, translit. Pantikapei) was an ancient Greek city on the eastern shore of Crimea, which the Greeks called Taurica. The city was built on Mount Mithridat, a hill on the western side of the Cimmerian Bosporus. It was founded by Milesians in the late 7th or early 6th century BC.

This area eventually came to be ruled by the Spartocids, a Hellenized Thracian dynasty that ruled the Hellenistic Kingdom of Bosporus between the years 438–108 BC. They had usurped the former dynasty, the Archaeanactids, a Greek dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom who were tyrants of Panticapaeum from 480 - 438 BC that were usurped from the Bosporan throne by Spartokos I in 438 BC, whom the dynasty is named after.

Spartokos I is often thought to have been a Thracian mercenary who was hired by the Archaeanactids, and that he usurped the Archaeanactids becoming "king" of the Bosporan Kingdom, then only a few cities, such as Panticapaeum. Spartokos was succeeded by his son, Satyros I, who would go on to conquer many cities around Panticapaeum such as Nymphaeum and Kimmerikon. Satyros's son, Leukon I, would go to conquer and expand the kingdom beyond boundaries his father ever thought of.

Ultimately, the Bosporan Kingdom entered into a decline due to numerous attacks from nomadic Scythian tribes in the subsequent centuries leading up to its fall.
Nathan PApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee782c33 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (..)AV · ANTΩNINOC (...), laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
21 mm, 5.62 gms

McAlee 782(c)

Note unusual positioning of obverse legend--obverse die match for my coin asmcalee782b1
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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(05) CLAUDIUS--QUADRANS (Hand) 2 views41 - 54 AD
AE 16 mm 3.04 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S dot C
laneyApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee786var22 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. legend obscured, laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star, wreath with 11 elements.
18 mm, 6.52 gms

McAlee 786 variant (bust orientation and wreath ornament)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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(0238) GORDIAN III4 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27.5 mm, 10.22 g
O: Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Serapis
R: Herakles standing facing, nude, holding club, lion's skin and Apples of the Hesperides. T/W in right field; E in left field.
Moesia, Markianopolis; cf Pick 1151; Varbanov 1987
laneyApr 06, 2018
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(0238) GORDIAN III3 viewsGORDIAN III (with Tranquillina)
238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.47 g
O: AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC AVG CE (VG ligate); TRANKVK / LEINA in 2 liines in exe, WN legate. Confronted busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina
R:.VP TERTVLLIANOV MARKIANOPO LIT; in right field WN; E in left field. Serapis standing, in kalathos, left hand extended upward, scepter in left hand.
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG I/1 1174. Rare
laneyApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee781b13 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AV·K·M·AV (...), radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed seen from front
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top by diamond
18 mm, 2.85 gms

McAlee Supplement #1 781(b)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee791b23 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K. M. AV. ANT(...), radiate head right, sl drapery at neck
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ram running right below, ε below ram, all in laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
19 mm, 4.20 gms

McAlee 791(b)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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L. Papius Denarius Serratus - Juno Sospita with Griffin (Crawf. 384/1)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 79 BC
3.93g

Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin; symbol (stick with strap?) behind

Rev: Griffin springing right; symbol (bowling ninepin?) below; L• PAPI in exergue.

Crawford 384/1; RSC Papia 1 (symbols 44); Grueber type 96

Roma Numismatics Auction XV, 380
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction VI, 765.
3 commentsKained but AbleApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee781_22 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: legend obscured, radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed seen from front
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top by star
16 mm, 3.82 gms

McAlee 781
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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2539 PHRYGIA, Ancyra Hadrian Ae 26 Zeus standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2539; Aulock 3432; BMC 62, 22

Magistrate Mčnodôros (archon)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΜΗΝΟΔΩ ΑΡΧ ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ
Zeus naked standing facing, head l., holding anchor in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

10.71 gr
26 mm
h
okidokiApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Ć Follis, Cyzicus, RY 13 (Sear 372; DOC 121d var; MIBE 502)4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, with feet on footstool, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter, cross between their heads
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, X/III to right, B below; KYZ in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Follis, Constantinople, RY 18 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)4 views Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; date across field, cross above, B below; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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asmcalee777c3 5 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)K. M. A. C. C. ANTΩNINO(...) Laureate head right .
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
18 mm, 4.65 gms

McAlee 777(c)
Charles MApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)5 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 160; DOC 30; MIBE 83) 4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars, cross above; beneath, B; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Ć Follis, Nicomedia, RY 29 (Sear 201; DOC 135b; MIBE 113a)5 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M, above, cross; to left A/N/N/O; to right X/X/Ч/II/II;below A; NIKO in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Ć Half Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 202; DOC 112; MIBE 109)4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large K; to left, large cross dividing N and I; to right B
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
Sear-160.jpg
Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 160; DOC 30; MIBE 83) 4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars, cross above; beneath, B; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 158; DOC 28; MIBE 84) 4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between star and a cross, cross above; beneath, B; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class A2-31 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1813) - Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025)6 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
Quant.GeekApr 06, 2018
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Pamphylia, Aspendos Circa 380-325 BC4 viewsAR Stater

24 mm, 11.08 g

Obv: Two wrestlers grappling. Control: KI.

Rev: EΣTFEΔIIYΣ.
Slinger in throwing stance right. Triskeles right in field; countermark.


SNG France 104; SNG von Aulock 4557.

Aspendos was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor, located about 40 km east of the modern city of Antalya, Turkey. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 16 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea; it shared a border with, and was hostile to, Side. The wide range of its coinage throughout the ancient world indicates that, in the 5th century BC, Aspendos had become the most important city in Pamphylia. At that time, according to Thucydides, the Eurymedon River was navigable as far as Aspendos, and the city derived great wealth from a trade in salt, oil and wool.

There are two stories associated with Aspendos that I found interesting. In 389 BC Thrasybulus of Athens, in an effort to regain some of the prestige that city had lost in the Peloponnesian Wars, anchored off the coast of Aspendos in an effort to secure its surrender. Hoping to avoid a new war, the people of Aspendos collected money among themselves and gave it to the commander, entreating him to retreat without causing any damage. Even though he took the money, he had his men trample all the crops in the fields. Enraged, the Aspendians stabbed and killed Thrasybulus in his tent.

Many years later when Alexander the Great marched into Aspendos in 333 BC after capturing Perge, the citizens sent envoys asking him not to garrison soldiers there. He agreed, provided he would be given the taxes and horses that they had formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king. After reaching this agreement Alexander went to Side, leaving a garrison there on the city's surrender. Going back through Sillyon, he learned that the Aspendians had failed to ratify the agreement their envoys had proposed and were preparing to defend themselves. Alexander marched to the city immediately. When they saw Alexander returning with his troops, the Aspendians, who had retreated to their acropolis, again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to very harsh terms; a Macedonian garrison would remain in the city and 100 gold talents as well as 4,000 horses would be given in tax annually.
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’ (336-323 BC)4 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26 mm, 16.77 g

Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon. Pella Mint. Circa 323-317 BC

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, thunderbolt in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.

Price 232
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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Moesia, Istros. 340/30-313 BC8 viewsAR Drachm

6.19 g

Obverse: Two facing male heads; the right inverted

Reverse: IΣTPIH, sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin left with talons; H behind, Δ below.

AMNG I 431. SNG BM Black Sea 245.

Istros was a Greek colony near the mouths of the Danube (known as Ister in Ancient Greek), on the western coast of the Black Sea. Established by Milesian settlers in order to facilitate trade with the native Getae, Scymnus of Chios (ca 110 BC), dated its founding to 630 BC, while Eusebius of Caesarea set it during the time of the 33rd Olympic Games (657 – 656 BC). During the archaic and classical periods, when Istros flourished, it was situated near fertile arable land. It served as a port of trade soon after its establishment, with fishing and agriculture as additional sources of income.
2 commentsNathan PApr 05, 2018
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(07) GALBA5 viewsGALBA
69 AD
AE Dupondius
29.5 mm 11.73 g
O: IMP SER GALBA AVG TR P, laureate head right
R: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter
laneyApr 05, 2018
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54 viewsThis "Otho" with "VÍCTORIA PR" reverse is an ingenious fabrication created by the famous forger "Tardani". He had obviously realized that there were a few VICTORIA OTHONIS dies recut from Galba's VICTORIA PR dies and created this fictitious but possible coin with copies of real dies. I used to have this coin and another with the same dies is in the Berlin coin cabinet. Both are overweight, around 3.9 gr. It took some time to find a Galba minted with this particular reverse die but finally I succeeded. The final proof is seen in this coin, there are a few regions were the die has broken, ie before the die ever could have been used for an Otho coin. The coin is quite convincing because of the dies, but the surfaces were a bit strange and the legends unusual in profile.jmuonaApr 05, 2018
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MYSIA, PERGAMON6 viewsEarly 2nd century BC (time of Hadrian-Trajan)
Pseudo-Autonomous Issue
AE 16.6 mm, 2.93 g
O: Draped bust of young Senate right
R: Turretted, draped bust of Roma, right
laneyApr 05, 2018
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PHOENICIA, SIDON5 viewsLate 1st Century BC
AE 15 mm, 3.75 g
O: Turretted, veiled head of Tyche right
R: ΣI∆ΩNOΣ/ΘEAΣ, war galley left, Punic script below
Phoenicia, Sidon mint
laneyApr 05, 2018
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Vardanes I (40-47 AD)6 viewsVardanes I (40-47 AD)
AE Chalkous 11mm/1.8gr..
Obverse- Bust left with short beard, wearing diadem and spiral torque; hair in three distinct waves with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets.
Reverse- Monogram ΜΤΘ; legend as dashes
Mint- Mithradatkart-Near modern Askabad in Turkmenistan.
Ref- Sellwood 64 type variant (ΜΤΘ monogram) This is quite a rare type
1 commentsPaul R3Apr 05, 2018
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Gordian III sestertius-obverse3 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Mint: Rome (240 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.00g / 30mm / 360
References:
RIC 298a
Cohen 111
Sear 8710
Acquisition/Sale: del550 eBay $0.00 03/18
Gary W2Apr 05, 2018
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Gordian III sestertius-reverse3 viewsIOVI STATORI S/C - Youthful Jupiter, naked, standing front, looking right, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Mint: Rome (240 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.00g / 30mm / 360
References:
RIC 298a
Cohen 111
Sear 8710
Acquisition/Sale: del550 eBay $0.00 03/18
Gary W2Apr 05, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius as Caesar sestertius-obverse3 viewsAVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F - Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right

Mint: Rome (145 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.60g / 30.9mm / 360
References:
RIC III 1248 (Antoninus Pius)
Banti 299
Acquisition/Sale: erie-antiques eBay $0.00 03/18
Gary W2Apr 05, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius as Caesar sestertius-reverse3 viewsTR POT COS II S C - Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing, right, holding vertical spear in right hand and resting left hand on round shield set on ground.
Mint: Rome (145 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.60g / 30.9mm / 360
References:
RIC III 1248 (Antoninus Pius)
Banti 299
Acquisition/Sale: erie-antiques eBay $0.00 03/18

The spot on the left is not corrosion but very hard encrustation.
Gary W2Apr 05, 2018
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius-Antoninus Pius standing left3 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P - Laureate head right
COS IIII - Antoninus Pius standing left, wearing radiate nimbus and military attire, holding olive branch and spear.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (145-161 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.49g / 30mm / 360
References:
RIC 765
Banti 116
Cohen 318
Acquisition/Sale: Numismatic Sale #73 Agora Auctions Numismatic Sale #73 $0.00 03/18
Gary W2Apr 05, 2018
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Alexandria. Ptolemy I Soter 305-282 BC4 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26 mm, 12.59 g

Diademed head right, wearing aegis, small Δ behind ear / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, to left, P above monogram (both barely visible).

Svoronos 256; SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske 29.
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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Skythia, Olbia. 260-250 BC5 viewsAE 19, 7.30 g

Obv: Horned head of Borysthenes left.
Rev: OΛBIO.
Axe and bow in quiver; API to left.

SNG BM Black Sea 530

Olbia was founded in the 7th century BC by colonists from Miletus. Its harbor was one of the main emporia on the Black Sea for the export of cereals, fish, and slaves to Greece, and for the import of Attic goods to Scythia.

During the reign of Alexander the Great, Olbia was attacked by the Zopyrion, who had been made a governor either of Thrace or of Pontus by Alexander. For this purpose, he collected a force of thirty thousand men.They marched along the Black Sea coast and besieged Olbia. But the Olbians "gave freedom to their slaves, granted the rights of citizenship to foreigners, changed promissory notes and thus managed to survive the siege". They also made an alliance with the Scythians. Zopyrion, lacking resources to continue the siege, decided to retreat. On his way back, Scythians destroyed his army by constant raids. Defeat was probably accomplished beyond the Danube by Getae and Triballi avenging Alexander's devastation of their lands in 335 BC. Zopyrion perished with his troops in the winter at the end of 331 BC.
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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5 viewsAncient Greek
SPAIN
Bolskan. Circa 150-100 BC
AR denarius
Bearded male head right / Horseman riding right, holding spear
4.05 g, 17-18 mm, silver
ACIP 1417; SNG BM Spain 710
[Ex Kallman Collection, purchased from Malter Galleries, March 1971]
paul1888Apr 05, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III 'The Great'. 336-323 BC3 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25.5 mm, 17.24 g

Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; wreath in left field; below throne, monogram above M. Price 3655.

This coin was minted in or near the time (323 BC) and place (Babylon) of Alexander's (likely) assassination.
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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Argolis. Argos 480-430 BC2 viewsTriobol AR

14 mm, 2.95 g

Forepart of wolf at bay left / Large A, two small incuse squares above, pellet below, all within shallow incuse square.

BCD Peloponnesos 1022-4; HGC 5, 663
Nathan PApr 05, 2018
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S.792 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsContinental sceat
Mint: probably northern France or Frisia
Series D
S.792
O: Bust right
R: Cross with pellets, illegible letters surounding

Ex- eBay
NapApr 05, 2018
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S.803D Anglo-Saxon sceat7 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: Kent
Series K
S.803D
O: Bust right holding cross
R: Wolf-headed serpent right

Ex- eBay, Baldwins, Patrick Finn
NapApr 05, 2018
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S.828 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
S.828
Series K/N
O: Standing figure, cross and floral device
R: Monster right

Ex- eBay, Baldwins, Patrick Finn
NapApr 04, 2018
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BCC LT688 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 1st-3rd Century CE
Obv: Gorgon/Medusa facing.
Rev: Hephaistos seated right,
holding tongs over anvil, hammer?
above, deformed feet, below.
10 x 9 x 1.5mm. Weight: 1.02gm.
Axis:0 (12h)
Identical to BCC LT38 except
for Axis:(90), it appears to be
from the same stamp, or from
a mold created from the same
stamp. Surface find, Caesarea
Maritima, 1977.
v-dromeApr 04, 2018
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Ionia, Smyrna, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,107 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,
avers: NEΡΩNA CEBACTON, Laureate head right.
reverse: NEIKHN ΠOΠΠAIA ZMYΡ, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 62-65 A.D., ref: RPC 2486, Klose 31.,
Q-001
quadransApr 04, 2018
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,109 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,
avers: NEΡΩNA CEBACTON, Laureate head right.
reverse: NEIKHN ΠOΠΠAIA ZMYΡ, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 62-65 A.D., ref: RPC 2486, Klose 31.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 04, 2018
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H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #02125 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #02
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negativ pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0-14,0mm, weight: 0,25g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadransApr 04, 2018
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BCC LT386 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 3rd Century CE
Obv: Gorgoneian head, facing.
Rev: Hephaistos seated right,
holding tongs over anvil,
hammer above, deformed feet, below.
10.0 x 8.75mm. 0.78gm. Axis:90
Identical to BCC LT68 except for
axis. Probably from the same
stamp or mold.
v-dromeApr 04, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 465-450 BC 13mm 0.67g 10h10 viewsHorse on lead advancing right, wreath above.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right river god Gelas.Grant HApr 04, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra & Tetdradrachma circa 465-450 BC9 viewsTwo coins from Gela with same style man-headed bull no doubt by the same die engraver2 commentsGrant HApr 04, 2018
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Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles 317-289 BC7 viewsAE 21, 8.90 g

Obverse: ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ (Soteira - "the saving goddess); head of Artemis right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder

Reverse: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ (By the King Agathokles); winged thunderbolt. Calciati II pg. 277, 142; SNG ANS 708.

The son of a potter who had moved to Syracuse in about 343 BC, Agathokles learned his father's trade, but afterwards entered the army. In 333 BC he married the widow of his patron Damas, a distinguished and wealthy citizen. He was twice banished for attempting to overthrow the oligarchical party in Syracuse.

In 317 BC he returned with an army of mercenaries under a solemn oath to observe the democratic constitution which was established after they took the city. Having banished or murdered some 10,000 citizens, and thus made himself master of Syracuse, he created a strong army and fleet and subdued the greater part of Sicily.

War with Carthage followed. In 311 BC Agathocles was defeated in the Battle of the Himera River and besieged in Syracuse. In 310 BC he made a desperate effort to break through the blockade and attack the enemy in Africa. After several victories he was at last completely defeated (307 BC) and fled secretly to Sicily.

After concluding peace with Carthage in 306 BC, Agathocles styled himself king of Sicily in 304 BC, and established his rule over the Greek cities of the island more firmly than ever. A peace treaty with Carthage left him in control of Sicily east of the Halycus River. Even in his old age he displayed the same restless energy, and is said to have been contemplating a fresh attack on Carthage at the time of his death.

His last years were plagued by ill-health and the turbulence of his grandson Archagathus, at whose instigation he is said to have been poisoned; according to others, he died a natural death. He was a born leader of mercenaries, and, although he did not shrink from cruelty to gain his ends, he afterwards showed himself a mild and popular "tyrant." Agathocles restored the Syracusan democracy on his death bed and did not want his sons to succeed him as king.
Nathan PApr 04, 2018
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Sicily, Syracuse. Hiketas II. 287-278 BC12 viewsAE 22, 10.11 g

Wreathed head of Persephone left / Female driving biga right; star above. Cf. CNS II 123; cf. SNG ANS 771

Hiketas (Greek: Ἱκέτας or Ἱκέτης) was tyrant of Syracuse, during the interval between the reign of Agathokles and that of Pyrrhus. After the death of Agathokles (289 BC), his supposed assassin, Maenon, put to death Archagathus, the grandson of Agathocles; and assuming the command of the army directed his arms against Syracuse. Hereupon Hicetas was sent against him by the Syracusans, with a considerable army: but after the war had continued for some time, without any decisive result, Maenon, by calling in the aid of the Carthaginians, obtained the superiority, and the Syracusans were compelled to conclude an ignominious peace. Soon after ensued the revolution which led to the expulsion of the Campanian mercenaries (originally hired by Agathokles), afterwards known as the Mamertines: and it must have been shortly after this that Hiketas established himself in the supreme power, as we are told by Diodorus that he ruled nine years. He was at length expelled from Syracuse by Thynion, an event which took place not long before the arrival of Pyrrhus in Sicily, and must therefore be referred either to 279 or 278 BC.
2 commentsNathan PApr 04, 2018
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Aiolis, Kyme. ca 2nd century B.C. 4 viewsAE 16, 3.74 g

Artemis standing right, holding long torch, clasping hands with the Amazon Kyme, standing left, holding short transverse scepter / Two figures, Apollo and Kyme, in crested helmets and military garb, Apollo holding lance or long spear, standing in slow quadriga right. Grose:7908; SNG von Aulock 7698; SNG München 512; SNG Copenhagen 113.

Kyme was an Aeolian city in Aeolis (Asia Minor) close to the kingdom of Lydia. The Aeolians regarded Kyme as the largest and most important of their twelve cities, which were located on the coastline of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Little is known about the foundation of the city to supplement the traditional founding legend. According to legend, it was founded by the Amazon Kyme.
Nathan PApr 04, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG3 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 320 - 321AD
19.0mm 2.00gr 0h
O: CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, VOT/(Dot)/XX, within.
Exergue: RερωσP
Rome Mint
Rarity R3
"ερωσ," is transliterated as "eros" which translated into Latin is "amor," or "love" when translated again into English. More importantly, "Amor" is "Roma" spelled backwards. Romans had an interest in palindromes and this was the unutterable secret name of Rome, hidden in ligate Greek on their coins.
RIC VII Rome 225
Aorta: 1358: B59, O4, R46, T300, M13.
Doug Smith
3/28/18 4/4/18
Nicholas ZApr 04, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΠΡΟC5 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
17.0 x 16.5mm 3.40gr 1h
O: AV [K Λ] CεVHPOC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛ-ΠΡΟC; Serapis, draped bust facing right, modius on head.
Hristov & Jekov 8.14.6.9; Varbanov 2404 var. (obv. legend); Moushmov 927 (smaller head, unbroken legend); AMNG 1349.
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3/20/18 4/4/18
Nicholas ZApr 04, 2018
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Provincial, Heliopolis, Coele-Syria, AE25, COL HEL8 viewsAE25
Roman Provincial
Heliopolis, Coele-Syria
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 196 - 198AD
25.0 x 22.5mm 8.16gr 0h
O: [IMP] L SEPT SE-V PERT AV[G]; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: COL HEL; Turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche, facing left, palm branch and cornucopiae behind.
BMC 1; SNG Cop 428; Samaya 80 var. (obv. legend).
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Nicholas ZApr 04, 2018
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Valens, AE3, GLORIA ROMANORVM3 viewsAE3
Valens
Augustus: March 28, 364 - August 9, 378AD
Issued: February 25, 364 - August 24, 367AD
18.5mm 2.50gr 0h
O: DN VALEN-S PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM; Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
Exergue: SMKΔ
RIC IX Cyzicus 8b
Aorta: 508: B4, O7, R8, T15, M6.
ancientcoinmarket (GAC Auctions) 323130572975
3/19/18 4/4/18
Nicholas ZApr 04, 2018
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Arcadius, AE3, CONCORDIA AVGGG3 viewsAE3
Arcadius
Augustus: January 19, 383 - May 1, 408AD
Issued: August 9, 378 - August 25, 383AD
18.5 x 17.5mm 1.90gr 7h
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed small bust, right.
R: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter and globe; prow under right foot.
Exergue: (Palm branch), angled left, left field; ligate HN, right field; SMNA, below.
Nicomedia Mint
Rated R4
RIC IX Nicomedia 31c
ancientcoinmarket (GAC Auctions) 323130564919
3/19/18 4/04/18
Nicholas ZApr 04, 2018
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Mughal India, 1602 AD., month: Aban, Akbar I, Lahore mint, half Rupee, KM 66.3.5 viewsObverse (left depiction):
green: Allahu (“Allah is“)
blue: Akbar ((the) “greatest“)
red: Jalajahu (“his glory is“)
brown: Jallah (“eminent“)

Reverse (right depiction)
green: Ilahi (“Divine“)
Brown: ۴٨ (“47“)
red: Zarb (“struck at“)
Yellow: Lahore (city, mint location), Urdu: لاہور (“Lāhaur“)
Blue: آبان - month “Aban“
1 commentsArminiusApr 04, 2018
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Licinius II Caesar, Arelate mint, 317-318 AD., Ć3, RIC 126. 2 viewsLicinius II Caesar, Arelate (Arles) mint, officina 3, 317-318 AD.,
Ć3 / Follis / Nummus ? (ř 18-20 mm / 3,31 g), bronze, axis about medal alignment ↑↑ (ca. 340°),
Obv.: VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES , his laureate, draped bust r. - son buste lauré et drapé ŕ droite.
Rev.: IOVI CONSER - VATORI / R – S / T ARL , Jupiter standing half-naked left, holding a thunderbolt and leaning on a long scepter, his coat spread behind him, R - S in the fields, T ARL in the exergue - Jupiter ŕ demi-nu debout ŕ gauche tenant un foudre et un sceptre long, son manteau déployé derričre lui, R/S dans le champ, T ARL ŕ l’exergue.
RIC VII, p. 246, no. 126 (R4) ; Ferrando I 551 ; Ferrando II 714 (R2) ; missing on www.nummus-bible-database.com .
ArminiusApr 04, 2018
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Gallienus, Siscia mint, 260-268 AD., Ć Antoninianus, unlisted.3 viewsGallienus, Siscia mint, officina 2, 260-268 AD.,
Ć Antoninianus (ř 19-20 mm / 4,53 g), bronze, axis medal alignment ↑↑ (ca. 0°),
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG , his radiate head r., one ribbon behind, one forward over shoulder, typical Siscia portrait style.
Rev.: PROVI AVG / II , Providentia standing left, her r. holding baton pointing down at globe at foot, her left holding cornucopiae, officina symbol II in left field.
unlisted (would be Goebl system no. 1476A b) ; RIC V, I, p. 182, no. 580K var. (RIC lists no reverse mark II in left field) .

Thanks to Frank from Portimao confirming the reference
ArminiusApr 04, 2018
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Struck A.D.351. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE Centenionalis of Siscia2 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right; behind bust, H.
Reverse: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS. Constantius Gallus standing facing left, holding labarum in his right hand and spear in his left, being crowned by Victory standing behind him. In left field, III; in exergue, ASIS•.
RIC VIII : 308
RARE
*AlexApr 04, 2018
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Struck A.D.351 - 354. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE Majorina or Centenionalis of Siscia4 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right; behind bust, A.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Constantius Gallus standing facing left on galley, holding Victory in his right hand and labarum in his left; Victory at helm, star in field above her head. In left field, III; in exergue, BSIS.
Weight 4.1gms.
RIC VIII : 329
1 comments*AlexApr 04, 2018
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Struck A.D.350 - 353. MAGNENTIUS. AE CENTENIONALIS of Treveri (Trier)2 viewsObverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius facing right; behind bust, A.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Magnentius in military dress galloping right, shield on his left arm, spear in his right, spearing barbarian kneeling facing left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, oval shield and broken spear; in exergue, TRS.
RIC VIII : 271
*AlexApr 04, 2018
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Nomos (Circa 302-280 BC)10 viewsAR Nomos

21 mm, 7.78 g

Obv: Youth, holding shield, on horse rearing left; ΣΛ to right, ΦΙΛΩΝ below.
Rev: TAPAΣ.
Phalanthos, holding crowning Nike, riding dolphin left; waves below.

Vlasto 684-5; HN Italy 964.

In Greek mythology, Phalanthos (Φάλανθος) is a divine hero, the leader of the Spartan Partheniae and the founder of Taranto. In Ancient Greece, the Partheniae or Parthenians were a lower ranking Spartiate population which, according to tradition, left Laconia to go to Magna Graecia and founded Taras, modern Taranto, in the current region of Apulia, in southern Italy. In Greek mythology, Phalanthos is a divine hero, and the leader of the Spartan Partheniae.

At least three distinct traditions carry the origins of the Parthenians. The oldest is that of Antiochus of Syracuse, according to which the Spartiates, during the first Messenian war (end of the 8th century BC), had rejected like cowards those who had not fought, along with their descendants:

"Antiochus says that, during the Messenian war, those Lacedemonians which did not take part with the mission shall be declared as slaves and called Helots; as for the children born during the mission, we shall call them Parthenians and deny them of all legal rights."

The Parthenians were therefore the first tresantes ("trembling"), a category which gathers the cowards and thus excludes themselves from the community of the Homoioi, the Peers. Thereafter, Parthenians plotted against the Peers and, discovered, would have been driven out of Sparta, from which they departed for Italy and founded Taras, whose date is traditionally fixed in 706 BC - which archaeology does not deny.

In the second tradition, according to Ephorus (4th century BC), the Spartiates swore during the Messenian War, not to return home as long as they had not attained victory. The war prolonged and Sparta's demography being threatened, the Spartiates let the young Spartans who had not sworn the oath return home. These were ordered to copulate with all the girls available. The children who were born from these unions were named Parthenians. Their mothers, since they were compelled by the state to procreate, were legally considered unmolested and fit to marry once the war was over.

Lastly, a third tradition, made the Parthenians bastards who had resulted from the unions of Spartan women and their slaves, always during the Messenian war. The same tradition is told to explain the origins of Locri, also in Magna Graecia.
Nathan PApr 04, 2018
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Mesopotamia, Mazakes 330-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm 3 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
Owl standing left, olive spray and crescent behind, Aramaic legend [MZ]DK to right.
Le Rider, Alexander p. 214-219, pl. 7,15; Van Alfen, Owls Group IV(Babylon); Mitchiner 12(d) (Babylon).
(20 mm, 16.6 g, 10h)
Naville Numismatics 38 (12 March 2018), Lot 144.

The Persian satrap Mazakes voluntarily surrendered Egypt to Alexander the Great in November 332 BC. Based on the numismatic evidence it is believed he was rewarded for this action with a satrapy in Mesopotamia (northern Iraq) accompanied by the right to strike coinage in the form of imitative Athenian 'owls' for local use.
n.igmaApr 04, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-140947 viewsAR Denarius, 2.59g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1409 (R2). BMC 442. RSC 66. RPC 818 (2 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, horizontal Φ
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2018.

The Ceres reverse type was consistently struck at Ephesus from 69 through 74. This scarce Group 3 example features an imperfectly struck Φ mintmark. The elaborate high back throne Ceres is seated upon distinguishes it from the Rome mint version of the type.

Struck in typical fine Ephesian style.
7 commentsDavid AthertonApr 04, 2018
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SICILY, Leontini7 viewsSICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. AR Litra (9mm, 0.55 g, 4h). Facing lion’s scalp / Barley grain. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 19; SNG ANS 215; HGC 2, 687. VF, toned, minor roughness. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection.1 commentsecoliApr 04, 2018
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DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uvug. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.72 g, 1h). Forepart of winged man-headed bull right / Laureate male head right within dotted square border; all within incuse square. Falghera II 90-3; SNG von Aulock 4119; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 4301. VF, toned, some light porosity, struck from a worn obverse die.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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IONIA, Teos3 viewsIONIA, Teos. Circa 450-425 BC. AR Hemitritemorion (6mm, 0.14 g). Forepart of griffin right / Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke Group Cb7-3, 103 (this coin); Balcer -; SNG Copenhagen -; MACW 77. Near VF, toned, some porosity. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 206 (November-December 1999), no. 69P.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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IONIA, Phokaia2 views
IONIA, Phokaia. Late 6th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (8mm, 0.12 g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 7938 (head right); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 339 var. (same); Rosen 603 (same). VF, toned, porous. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 263 (31 August 2011), lot 106.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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MYSIA, Parion2 viewsMYSIA, Parion. 5th century BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 3.36 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Linear pattern within incuse square. SNG France 1347. VF, toned, light porosity.ecoliApr 04, 2018
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PHOKIS, Federal Coinage2 views PHOKIS, Federal Coinage. Circa 445-420 BC. AR Triobol (13mm, 2.60 g, 2h). Facing bucranium / Head of Artemis right within incuse square. Williams - (O-/R151); BCD Lokris 260.1 (same dies). VF, light porosity.ecoliApr 04, 2018
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AKARNANIA, Leukas2 viewsAKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.96 g, 6h). Pegasos flying left / Pegasos standing left. Cf. BCD Akarnania 182-3 and 184.3; cf. BCD Corinth 44-6; SNG Copenhagen -. Fine, some porosity. Very rare.ecoliApr 04, 2018
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Macedon, Akanthos2 views
MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 470-390 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39 g). Bull’s head right / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 51. Good Fine, slightly pitted.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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Kings of Macedon (323-310 BC)6 viewsAR Tetradrachm

27 mm, 16.89 g

Philip III – Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Circa 323-310 BC. In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in Mesopotamia (Carrhae?). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, star between two crescents above ΔIO (DIO). Price 3787

CNG has the date for Price 3787 at 323-317/316, which would have been the start of the Successor Wars following Alexander the Great's death. Carrhae is in southern Turkey on the Syrian border. Perdiccas, Antigonus Monophthalmus, and Eumenes all visited the city, but eventually it became part of the realm of Seleucus I Nicator, of the Seleucid Empire, and capital of a province called Osrhoene (the Greek rendering of the old name Urhai). There are only 3 other examples of this coin on acsearch.com (one of which is the Price 3787 Wildwinds example).
Nathan PApr 03, 2018
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Thrace, Thasos3 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.37 g). Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes, 9; HGC 6, 337. VF, darkly toned, some light porosity.ecoliApr 03, 2018
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Ionia, Kolophon;2 viewsIONIA, Kolophon. Circa 530/25-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.17 g). Archaic head of Apollo left / Incuse square punch. SNG Kayhan 343; SNG Copenhagen -. Near VF, toned and porous.ecoliApr 03, 2018
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Caria, Mylasa2 viewsCARIA, Mylasa(?). Circa 420-390 BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.18 g, 9h). Forepart of lion left, head right / Bird standing right; pellet to upper left and lower right; all within incuse square. SNG Keckman 922–3; SNG Kayhan 944–6; SNG von Aulock 1818; SNG Copenhagen –; Klein 432 (Miletos; this coin). VF, toned, porosity, obverse poorly struck. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 258 (October-December 2011), no. 62.ecoliApr 03, 2018
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Boeotia, Thebes 379-368 BC9 viewsAR Stater

22 mm, 11.44 g

BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 379-368 BC. AR Stater. Boeotian shield / Amphora; ΠO-ΘI (Pothi - magistrate) across field. Hepworth 81; BCD Boiotia 515; HGC 4, 1331

Thebes was the largest city of the ancient region of Boeotia and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy. It was a major rival of ancient Athens, and sided with the Persians during the 480 BC invasion under Xerxes and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war (431-404 BC). Following the war, the Thebans, having learned that Sparta intended to protect the states that Thebes desired to annex, broke off the alliance. In 404 BC, they had urged the complete destruction of Athens; yet, in 403 BC, they secretly supported the restoration of its democracy in order to find in it a counterpoise against Sparta. A few years later, influenced perhaps in part by Persian gold, they formed the nucleus of the league against Sparta. The result of the war was especially disastrous to Thebes, as the general settlement of 387 BC stipulated the complete autonomy of all Greek towns and so withdrew the other Boeotians from its political control. Its power was further curtailed in 382 BC, when a Spartan force occupied its citadel by a treacherous coup-de-main. Three years later, the Spartan garrison was expelled and a democratic constitution was set up in place of the traditional oligarchy. In the consequent wars with Sparta, the Theban army, trained and led by Epaminondas and Pelopidas, proved itself formidable. Years of desultory fighting, in which Thebes established its control over all Boeotia, culminated in 371 BC in a remarkable victory over the Spartans at Leuctra.

Ultimately, Thebes (and Athens) were defeated by the rising power of Macedonia, led by Phillip II, at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. Phillip was later assassinated, most likely by a conspiracy involving his son, Alexander the Great, in 336 BC. Thebes then unwisely revolted against Alexander who besieged and completely destroyed the city in 335 BC killing and/or selling into slavery every single citizen excluding leaders of the pro-Macedonian party.
Nathan PApr 03, 2018
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Attica, Athens3 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 25-19 BC. Ć (17mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Sphinx seated right, wearing modius; all within olive wreath. Kroll 153; SNG Copenhagen 303; Svoronos pl. 80, 18-21.
ecoliApr 03, 2018
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Thrace, Thasos3 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27 g). Head of a nymph left / Dolphin leaping left within incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 13; SNG Copenhagen 1035; HGC 6, 341. VF, light porosity, deposit on reverse.ecoliApr 03, 2018
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Metapontion, Lucania (330-290 BC)10 viewsAR Nomos

7.85g, 19mm

Obv: Head of Demeter left, wearing grain wreath.
Rev: META. Barley grain, with ear to left; above leaf, griffin springing right; ΛY below leaf.

Johnston Class C6; HN Italy 1589.

Throughout the extensive series of staters that Metapontum issued, the ear of barley, to which the city-state owed its wealth, features prominently. Perhaps of most interest however, is the head of Demeter, the goddess of corn, which usually appears on the obverse of the staters. The head of Demeter is consistently represented as a young woman, often engraved in exquisite beauty to a very high degree of artistry.
1 commentsNathan PApr 03, 2018
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THRACE, ODESSOS4 viewslate 3rd-2nd centuries B.C.
AE 15 mm, 2.44 g
O:Laureate head of Apollo right
R: The Great God reclining left on plinth inscribed OΔHΣITΩN
Thrace, Odessos
laneyApr 03, 2018
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Metapontion, Lucania (400-340 BC)7 viewsAR Nomos

19mm, 7.48g

Head of Leucippus with Corinthian helmet, behind grape / barley ear with side leaf and META to right. Johnston A4.3 (av., Stgl.), HN Italy 1553. Metapontion traced its founding to the 7th century BC, when an Achaean adventurer named Leucippus and his followers put down roots on a fertile plain on the instep of the Italian boot. The city so flourished that its people were said to have dedicated a "golden harvest," probably a golden sheaf of barley, at the great temple of Delphi.

Metapontion was among the first cities of Magna Graecia to issue coinage, and indeed long preceded its later rival Tarentum in this respect. The choice of the barley ear as the civic emblem is unusual in that the other cities of Magna Graecia all struck coinage displaying types relating to their foundation myths or principal cults. Metapontion's choice may well reflect a significant economic reliance on its major export.
Nathan PApr 03, 2018
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Thurium, Lucania (400-350 BC)11 viewsAR Nomos

20 mm, 7.45g

Obverse: Head of Athena with Attic helmet, on the helmet boiler Scylla

Reverse: Bull, in section fish.

SNG ANS 1034 (av., Stgl.), HN Italy 1787.

Located on a fertile plain on the Gulf of Taranto near the site of Sybaris, Thurium was founded by Achaeans late in the 8th Century B.C. At its peak, Sybaris had amassed a population nearly equal to that of Athens, had a six-mile defensive wall, and according to Strabo had as many as 25 cities and four native peoples under its authority. However, the thriving settlement was destroyed by Croton in 510 B.C.

After two attempts to establish a new foundation on the ruined site that had been thwarted by Croton, a fresh attempt was made in the period 446 to 444/3 B.C. This remarkable undertaking was originally conceived by descendants of the Sybarites, but when the Crotonites opposed that enterprise as well, help was sought from Athens. Pericles came to their aid by sending colonists whom he had gathered from throughout Greece to participate in what he envisioned as a Panhellenic experiment in colonization. With financial and military support from Athens, the colonists set up their city, drawing on the talents of Protagoras of Abdera for its civil laws, Lampon of Athens for its sacred laws and Hippodamus of Miletus for its city-plan. Even the historian Herodotus is counted among the talented participants.

As Thurium began to flourish its colonists from Greece soon ejected their co-founding Sybarites (who established another city on the river Traeis) and eventually distanced themselves even from their benefactor Athens. The city continued to prosper even after it came under Roman control following the defeat of Tarentum in 272. During the Second Punic War, Thurium was still a regional power and it held out as a Roman ally until the spring of 212, when resisting the Carthaginians became impossible. It was the last Greek city to fall to Hannibal, yet it also was the last city outside of Bruttium to remain in his camp. This was not appreciated by the Romans who consequently added its land to their ager publicus and, in 194 or 193, by which time the site was largely abandoned, founded in its place the Latin colony of Copia.

Thurian coinage is substantial, and is renowned for the fine artistry of its dies. The head of Athena as an obverse type clearly is inspired by the coinage of Athens. The standing bull on the city’s early coins likely was derived from the old badge of Sybaris, yet the charging version of that animal may refer to the local spring Thuria, from which the new foundation took its name. On this example the bowl of Athena’s helmet is decorated with Scylla, whose serpent-tail is visible. The bull, as on all Thurian issues of this era, is fully animated with its tail lashing as it charges forth to engage some unseen foe.
2 commentsNathan PApr 03, 2018
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(04) CALIGULA 5 views37-41 AD
AE 20 mm, 6.85 g
(Aristarchos, magistrate)
O: Laureate head right
R: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter.
PHRYGIA, Aezanis. RPC I 3079; SNG Copenhagen 76.
laneyApr 03, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Antioch2 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right, holding spear in his right hand and shield in his left.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORIVM. Theodosius, his head turned right and right hand raised, standing facing left on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm. In left field, wreath; at top right, cross; in exergue, eagle on globe ANTΓ.
RIC IX : 40d.
SCARCE
*AlexApr 03, 2018
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Struck A.D.367 - 378. GRATIAN. AE3 of Rome2 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Victory walking left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left; in exergue, RSECVNDA.
RIC IX : 24c.
SCARCE
*AlexApr 03, 2018
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Struck A.D.357 - 361. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE4 of Cyzicus2 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right.
Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICE. Constantius II standing facing left, holding globe and spear; in left field, uncertain symbol; in exergue, SMKB.
RIC VIII : 119 or 121
SCARCE
*AlexApr 03, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 883 H2 BUST OFFICINA 26 viewsOBVERSE: IMP M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-2)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 5.00g
RIC 883 (H2 BUST AND KAB MINTMARK UNLISETD)
COLLECTION NO. 1221

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

Very rare obverse legend without "C" before M AVR PROBVS P AVG

Only 3rd ex. known to me (the others being in Ph. Gysen'c coll. and H.D.RAUCH auction 97 lot 754)
Barnaba6Apr 03, 2018
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Samaria. Lead seal. Approximately 4th-3rd century BC.15 viewsFigure in a long robe standing on the right and her standing naked figure (Ana?), Standing on the left, flanking Thymiaterion, all in temple vignette.
Typical of the motifs of Sami coins and seals is the adaptation of existing coin paintings and iconography, which dates back to the 4th century AD. v. In the Levant were in circulation. This lead seal probably imitates a late Persian depiction of a satrap and the deity Ana, as can also be found on the Tarsus Stateren (see SNG Levante 83).
15mm // 11,83g.
Ex. Lanz Numismatics.
3 commentsCanaanApr 03, 2018
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Michael IV, 12 April 1034 - 10 December 1041 A.D. Bronze anonymous follis, class C3 viewsObv. + EMMANOVHL, three-quarter length figure of Christ standing facing, wearubf a nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels in left hand, IC-XC
Rev. Jeweled Cross with pellet at each extremity in angle
IC-XC/ NI-KA SBCV 1825.
32mm and 13.07 grams.
CanaanApr 03, 2018
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Manuel I AE Trachy S-1966 DOC 13 3 viewsObv. Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion. Seated upon a throne without back, holds gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
Rev. Full length figure of the Emperor bearded on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. gl cr. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
30mm and 4.32 grams
CanaanApr 03, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 19 - Silver Half Obol5 views519/512 – 480/478 B.C.
0.34 gm, 6.7 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, dots below
Rev: Swastika with arms bent right, two dolphin/fish in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 572, 19

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor, A – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish (519/512-480/478 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with relatively big flukes and stock. A group of dots under stock. The letter A under the left or the right fluke and above the stock.
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika (with arms bent left or right) in concave square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector.
JaimelaiApr 03, 2018
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Pherai, Thessaly20 viewsLate 4th century BC
AE14 (14mm, 2.59g)
O: Wreathed head of Hekate right; torch before.
R: Lion's head fountain right, spouting water; fish below, ΦEPAIOYN around to right.
Rogers 514; HGC4, 568; BCD Thessaly II, 691.1
From the BCD collection. ex Ken Dorney

5 commentsEnodiaApr 03, 2018
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Tulunid: Muhammad ibn Musa ibn Tulun (279 AH; 892-93 AD) Ć Fals, NM, ND (Album 669; Grabar 59; Lavoix 1666; Miles, Tarsus 21; Shamma p. 99, 8)6 viewsObv: لا اله الا / الله محمد / رسول الله / فرد (There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah; "excellent")
Rev: مما امر به / الامير محمد / بن موسى (Which was ordered by Amir Mohammed bin Musa)
Quant.GeekApr 02, 2018
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_AR-Den,_U-450-g,_C2-124A,_H-578,_mOn_SIG-ISmVnDI,_REGIS_VnGARIE_ET_C_,_Q-001,_5h,_16mm,_0_53g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, U-450-g., C2-124A, H-578, #01122 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, U-450-g., C2-124A, H-578, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side n-*.
reverse: +•REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: n/*//--, diameter:15,0-16,0mm, weight: 0,53g, axis:5h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (today Romania : Baia Mare), date: after 1430 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-450-g., CNH-2-124A, Huszar-578, Pohl-118-18,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 02, 2018
Caria,_Kaunos,_309-189_BC,_AE10,Diademed_head_of_Alexander_the_great_r_,_K-AY,Double_cornucopia,_SNG_Keckman_76,_Q-001,_0h,_10mm,_1,31g-s.jpg
Caria, Kaunos, (309-189 B.C.), SNG Keckman 076, AE-10, K/AY//--, Double cornucopia,108 viewsCaria, Kaunos, (309-189 B.C.), SNG Keckman 076, AE-10, K/AY//--, Double cornucopia,
avers: Diademed head of Alexander the great right.
reverse: Double cornucopia between "K-AY"
exergue: K/AY//--, diameter: 10,0mm, weight: 1,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Kaunos, date: 309-189 B.C., ref: SNG Keckman 076,
Q-001
quadransApr 02, 2018
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(04) CALIGULA8 views37-41 AD.
Struck 37-38 AD
AE21 (6.69 g)
Obv. C CAESAR AVG, Bare head to right.
Rev. P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA IIV CO, Pegasus flying to right.
Achaea, Corinth. RPC 1172; BCD Korinth 402.
laneyApr 02, 2018
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(07) GALBA5 views68-69 AD
AE22 (7.16 g), Antioch, Syria.
Obv. IMP SER GALBA CAE AVG, Laureate head to right.
Rev. S C within large wreath.
Antioch, Syria. McAlee 314 (same dies); RPC I 4315var (obv. legend)
From the Richard McAlee Collection
Rare, only the second known to McAlee. Very fine.

laneyApr 02, 2018
Seleucia,_Cleopatra_Thea___Antiochus_VIII,_125-121_BC_,_AE18__Radiate_head_r_,_Owl_on_amphora,_SNGCop_376,_SNGIs_2441ff_,_Q-001,_0h,_16,5-18,5mm,_5,53g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 19 Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII., (125-121 B.C.), SNG Cop 376, AE-18, Owl standing facing on amphora,118 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 19 Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII., (125-121 B.C.), SNG Cop 376, AE-18, Owl standing facing on amphora,
avers: Radiate head of (Sol)Antiochos right.
reverse: BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPAΣ KAI BAΣILEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Owl standing facing on amphora.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,5mm, weight: 5,53 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII, date: 125-121 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 376, SNG Israel 2441ff.,
Q-001
quadransApr 02, 2018
050_Iulia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_Lydia,_Saitta,_AE-17,_IOY_#923;IA_CEBAC,_CAITTHNWN,_Leypold_I,_1163,_Lindgren_III_511_,_193-217AD,Q-001,_6h,_17,5mm,_2,71g-s.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,108 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,
avers: IOYΛIA CEBAC, Draped bust right.
reverse: CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Saitta, date: 193-217 A.D., ref: Leypold I, 1163, Lindgren III 511,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 02, 2018