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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,08 g
Lettre G au droit pour l'atelier de Poitiers.
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NA, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1620, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 412Bc1
GabalorApr 01, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 3,31 g
Lettre R au droit pour l'atelier de Villeneuve.
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAV, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1617, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 480
GabalorApr 01, 2015
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Languedoc - Guillaume III (950-1037) ou Guillaume IV (1040-1093), Comte de Toulouse, France.0 viewsDenier, argent, 1,27 g.
A/ +VVILELMO, croix.
R/ +TOLOSV CIV, VGO dans le champ.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L475 (avers), L450 revers.
GabalorApr 01, 2015
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RUTENES - Drachme au cheval, -75/-500 viewsArgent, 1,51 g, 15 mm
Av./ Tête à gauche.
Rv./ Cheval à gauche sur un trait de sol, disque dessus.
Réfs : Lopez 2011, type CL-058
GabalorApr 01, 2015
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163 Var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Roma0 viewsits like RIC 163 only seated left.

Reference.
RIC --;


Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS-II[I]
Roma seated Left on cuirass and shield, parazonium in right hand, vertical spear in left
Globe in exergue

3.16 gr
19 mm.
okidokiApr 01, 2015
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Massalia, période préclassique, -440/-4100 viewsObole à la tête casquée
Argent, 0,86 g, 10 mm.
Av./ Tête casquée à gauche, roue à quatre rayons sur le casque.
Rv./ Roue à quatres rayons doubles/triples à gros moyeux central pointé au centre.
Réfs : OBM-2b ; Maurel 277-279
GabalorApr 01, 2015
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Apollonis, Lydia1 viewsÆ16, 3.74g, 12h; Apollonis, 2nd-1st century BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Obv.: AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN; Winged thunderbolt.
Reference: BMC 3, Lindgren III 449.
Notes: ex-Hookmoor, electronic sale, 1/16/15, 37.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Rabbel II, AD 70-106, Brokage1 viewsÆ Unit, 17x15mm, 2.5g, Petra mint, AD 70-106.
Obv.: Jugate portraits of Rabbel II and Gamilat (Queen off flan).
Rev.: Incuse image of Rabbel II.
Reference.: Meshorer 163, SNG ANS 6: 1446.
Notes: ex-Zurquieh, electronic sale, 3/17/15, 34.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2004 Marin-Snow Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2128K ★) 2 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2004 Marin-Snow Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2128K ★) 1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 1928B Woods-Mellon Twenty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2052J)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 1928B Woods-Mellon Twenty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2052J)1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2006 Cabral-Paulson Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1993A ★) 1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2006 Cabral-Paulson Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1993A ★) 1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2003A Cabral-Snow Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1991G ★) 1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 2003A Cabral-Snow Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1991G ★)1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 779, Sestertius of AD 134-138 (Victoria-Nemesis)2 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.0g, Ø32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C, winged Pax (Nemesis) advancing right holding an olive branch and lifting upper front of dress which covers her breast.
RIC 779; Cohen 1374; Strack 704
Ex G.Henzen, Amerongen (1995).

RIC II, p. 327 and Strack III p.132-4, provide historical background for this coin type. The Jewish war from 132-135 was finally subdued after Hadrian sent his best generals, especially Julius Severus. Around 134-5, the Senate orders the bronze types Victoria-Nemesis (at the same time as the denarius type Victoria Augusti) which, according to RIC, implies respect for justice in the hour of triumph.
Charles SApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 1963B Granahan-Barr One Dollar Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1902E) 2 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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United States of America: 1963B Granahan-Barr One Dollar Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1902E) 1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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Gaius Caesar, Phyrigia, Laodikeia3 viewsÆ15, 2.8g, 12h; Laodikeia, Polemon Philopatris, magistrate, AD 5.
Obv.: ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ; Bare head of Gaius Caesar right.
Rev.: ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ; Eagle standing right, head left, between two monograms which expand to ΠOΛE and ΦIΛOΠAT.
Reference: RPC 2900 (This type was formerly attributed to Caligula).
Notes: ex-G-N; ex-Ephesus Numismatics (Baltimore Expo); 3/28/15, 150.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Constantine I, AD 306-3372 viewsÆ Follis, 20mm, 3.29g, 12h; Siscia mint, AD 320.
Obv.: CONST-ANTINVS AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCIT; Standard inscribed VOT; two barbarian captives at sides, S-F / HL // ΔSISstar
Reference: RIC VII Siscia 120 (p.439).
Notes: ex-Sebastian Sonderman, electronic sale, 3/13/15, 86.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Galerius, 305-3113 viewsÆ Follis; 27mm, 9.7g, 12h; Siscia mint, AD 295.
Obv.: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES; Laureate bust right.
Rev.: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Genius holding patera and cornucopiae / B // star SIS.
Reference: RIC VI Siscia 90b (p. 464).
Notes: eBay sale, coin.ages, 3/15/15, 78.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Gallic Empire, Tetricus I, AD 270-2732 viewsÆ Antoninianus, 19x17mm, 2.49g, 1h.
Obv.: [IMP C] TETRICVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: HILARI[TAS]; Hilaritas standing left holding cornucopia and palm.
Reference: RIC 5b 79 (IMP) or 80 (IMP C).
Notes: ex-Braithwell Hoard 2002 (report#180, 67 examples of the type); ex-York, electronic sale, 3/23/15, 42.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy III Euergetes. 246-222 BC.1 viewsÆ Triobol, 34mm, 34.07g, 12h; Alexandreia mint. Series 5. Struck 230-222 BC.
Obv.: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Rev.: Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; filleted cornucopia to left, XP monogram between legs.
Reference: Svoronos 965; Weiser 72; SNG Copenhagen 173-5; Noeske 120-2.
Notes: ex-CNG, ex-Andy Singer (Baltimore Expo), 3/28/15, 150.
John AnthonyApr 01, 2015
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Colonial Currency, South Carolina: Two Dollars, December 23, 1776 (Fr#SC-136a)3 views1 commentsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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Colonial Currency, South Carolina: Two Dollars, December 23, 1776 (Fr#SC-136a)1 viewsSpongeBobApr 01, 2015
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Troas. Abydos0 viewsSear 4015 var. (symbol), B.M.C. Troas 4.35 var. (symbol)

AE 19, struck mid 4th century B.C., 19.55 mm. max, 3.24 g, 0°

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left.

Rev.: Eagle standing right, wings closed, ABY behind, radiate head of Helios (symbol) before.
StkpApr 01, 2015
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Troas. Birytis1 viewsSear 4057; SNG Copenhagen 249;BMC Troas p. 40, 4

AE 11, struck ca. 300 B.C., 10.87 mm. max, 1.39 g, 0°

Obv.: Head of beardless Kabeiros left, wearing pileus; star on each side.

Rev.: B-I / P-Y in fields at sides of club, all within laurel wreath.

Birytis' precise location in the Troad remains unknown. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries.
StkpApr 01, 2015
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Troas. Birytis1 viewsSear 4058; SNG Copenhagen 250; SNG München 19 170; BMC Troas p. 40, 6-7

AE 11, struck ca. 300 B.C., 11.57 mm. max, 1.26 g, 0°

Obv.: Head of bearded Kabeiros left, wearing pileus.

Rev.: B-I / P-Y in fields at sides of club, all within laurel wreath.

Birytis' precise location in the Troad remains unknown. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries.
StkpApr 01, 2015
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Roman Empire / Emperor Severus Alexander Silver Denarius5 viewsRIC IV 120, RSC IV 440, BMCRE V 930, SRCV II 7915, FDC, high relief portrait, light toning, 3.165g, 20.0mm, 0o, Rome mint, 233 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders billowing behind, raising right commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical behind in left; uncirculated, superb!;

Ex FORVM Ancient Coins

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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamMar 31, 2015
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ANTONINUS PIUS--EPIRUS3 viewsAE 16.5 mm; 2.78 g
O: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
R: Α with curved crossbar, within wreath, legend surrounding wreath
Epirus, Nicopolis
Ref: Oikonomidou 25, BMC 25; or Oikonomidou 16-23, 26 and 28-9
laneyMar 31, 2015
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.
2 commentsSchatzMar 31, 2015
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC6 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: Baldwin's Auction 90, David Sellwood Collection.
SchatzMar 31, 2015
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC6 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
2 commentsSchatzMar 31, 2015
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Unknown King 80 - 70 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 15,35gr, 31,4mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30; perhaps the most beautiful of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand, composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
SchatzMar 31, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin's), David Sellwood Collection.

SchatzMar 31, 2015
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Germany, Freiburg im Breisgau: Anonymous (1368-1390) AR Rappenpfennig (Bonhof-1790)5 viewsHead of Raven with crescents flanking on either side
1 commentsSpongeBobMar 31, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC1 viewsAR tdr., 16,03gr, 28,8mm; Sellwood 31.2, Shore 121, Sunrise 307 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, 8-pointed star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; below bow A-like symbol; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛCΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG 75.
SchatzMar 31, 2015
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RIC 792A Domitianus34 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva, winged, flying left, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (18.71 mm 3.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC, BMCRE, RSC, BNF unlisted. Same reverse as RIC 791-792, unpublished bust variant (aegis)
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 31, 2015
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(0177) COMMODUS3 views177 - 192 AD
20 mm max; 3.29 g
O: [ΑV ΚΑΙ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС](or similar), draped bust wearing laurel wreath right;
R: OΥΛΠIAC ΠAΥTAΛI--, snake coiled around altar, head right;
Thrace, Pautalia
cf RPC v.4 8935-8936; Ruzicka, Pautalia 249-250, Cop 698
laneyMar 31, 2015
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PHILIP I4 viewsAR antoninianus. 245 AD. 4,51 grs. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right . IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG / Securitas seated left holding baton . SECURIT ORBIS.
RIC 48b. RSC 215.
benitoMar 31, 2015
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Troisième République - Dupré - 5 francs - 1873 A0 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 25,02 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, la Liberté et l'Egalité debout de face.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1873 A, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-334.9 (27.192.181 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Troisième République - Dupré - 5 francs - 1870 A1 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,62 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, la Liberté et l'Egalité debout de face.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1870 A, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-334.1 (335.609 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Troisième République - Cérès - 5 francs - 1870 K1 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,64 g
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de Cérès à gauche.
Rv./ 5 FRANCS 1870 dans une couronne de feuillages
Réfs : F-332.2 (569.662 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 5 francs - 1867 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,89 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 5 F // 1867, aigle, foudre, légion d'honneur et septres au centre.
Réfs : F.-331.9 (6.511.287 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1838 A0 views5 francs, argent, 25 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1838 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-324-67 (4.804.186 ex.).
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Philip I Arabs 'Felicitas' Antoninianus3 viewsOBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P III COS PP. Felicitas standing left with cornucopia and caduceus

23mm, 4g

RIC:3 SEAR:8944
1 commentsCarsten BMar 31, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1831 MA0 views5 francs, argent, 24,85 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1831 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-320.10.
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1830 D0 views5 francs, argent, 24,68 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête nue de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1830, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-313.3 (367.911 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Louis XVIII - 5 francs - 1815 Toulouse.0 viewsArgent, 24,54 g, 36 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, buste habillé du Roi à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné accosté de 5 et F et de rameaux. 1815 dessous.
Réfs : Le Franc, type 308.23 (632.465 exemplaires)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 5 francs - 1812 Paris.0 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,90 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête de Napoléon laurée à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1812 A, dans une couronne de deux branches de laurier, 5 FRANCS.
Réfs : F.307.30 (31.041.384 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 5 francs - AN 12 Toulouse.0 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,42 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon 1er à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE AN 12, dans une couronne de branches d'olivier, 5 FRANCS.
Réfs : F.302.8 (427.169 ex.).
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Consulat - Bonaparte premier Consul - 5 francs - AN XI, Paris.1 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,47 g.
A/ BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL, tête nue de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE AN XI A, dans une couronne de branche d'olivier, 5 FRANCS.
Réfs : F. 301.1(3.877.151 ex.)
GabalorMar 31, 2015
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Phokaia, Ionia1 views350-300 B.C.
Bronze AE 9
1.05 gm, 9 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph left hair bound in sphendone (or saccos)
Rev.: Griffin head and neck left
Sear 4537 var.;
BMC Ionia p. 216, 91-7;
Lindgren III, A382a var;
[SNG Copenhagen 1033; SNG vA 7957]
JaimelaiMar 31, 2015
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MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 2 views
OBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 18/17mm

Weight 2.4gm

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

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
SimonMar 31, 2015
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ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 2 views
OBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 20/16mm

Weight 4.2gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm


SimonMar 31, 2015
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039 - Victorinus (268-271 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 1093 viewsObv. IMP C PIA V VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left with two standards.

Minted in Treveri, 269-270 AD
2,9g, c 2,0 mm in diam
pierre_p77Mar 30, 2015
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Titus RIC II 012413 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ( 3.46 g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, seat draped; above triangular frame decorated with five or more palmettes (ex CNG, Michael Joffre Collection)

A sharp example from Titus’ pulvinara series. This example has a well formed frame, and the details are quite sharp. Despite its smaller flan, the legend is complete, and the obverse is stellar. In hand the coin is nicer and less grainy than the picture makes it appear.
3 commentsLucas HMar 30, 2015
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RPC-1650-Vespasian42 viewsAR Didrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
RPC 1650 (38 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: AYTO KAI OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC, Head of Titus, laureate, r.
VF

Caesarea, Cappadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. This didrachm, struck in local style, features a portrait of Titus on the reverse and probably is the most common type minted at Caesarea. This reverse emphasised Vespasian's desire to found a dynasty with Titus as his heir and mirrors those minted at Antioch and Alexandria, evidence of how important this message was to the imperial authorities.

A coin in very fine style (similar to denarii struck at Ephesus) and struck on a thick flan with dark toning.
7 commentsDavid AthertonMar 30, 2015
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NUMERIAN AE ANTONINIANUS - PAX AVGG5 viewsNumerian AE Antoninianus. 284 AD. Lyons. IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre. L ? in left field.

Max Dia., 22 mm, 3.85 gr. Rare.
SamMar 30, 2015
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MACEDON, AMPHIPOLIS5 viewsca 148-31 BC
AE 20 X 21.5 mm; 7.80 g
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
R: AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN Lion standing right, grain ear below.
Amphipolis
SNG ANS 121-122 corr. (grain ear not described) Rare
laneyMar 30, 2015
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Macrinus, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Magistrate Statilius Longinus. 4 viewsAVT K M OPELLI CEVH MAKPINOC AV, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from the back /
VP CTATI LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN/PROC ICTP, Aeskepios and Hygeia standing; Aeskepios holding serpent-entwined staff and Hygeia feeding serpent in arms from patera.
Moushmov 1222, 26mm.,9,88g,
Antonivs ProttiMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC4 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 20mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right , on (backless ?) throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (A)VToKPA(ToPoΣ) (Φ)IΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: P. Pavlou, UK.
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 124var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 16;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ ΦIλoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 31.5 type, Shore 122 type, Sunrise 308 type;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, /bow in one hand; seven-line legend: PΛΣIΛEΩΣ HEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ last two lines garbled; small exergual line; very peculiar style;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (T. Ballen Collection)
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC5 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/pellet finial, cuirass w/star (?) on chest; dotted border 7 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛT(oPoΣ) (ΦI)ΛoΠΛT(oPoΣ) EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (ΦIΛ E)ΛΛΗNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seemingly an eight-line pretty garbled legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛ MeΓAΛoV (APΣ)AKoV, next line mostly off flan, ΦIΛoΠATo(PoΣ) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNo(Σ); the top line is most likely a leftover from an earlier, re-used flan or the result of a bad strike;
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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RPC II 1317 Domitianus17 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: ΔHMOC CAPΔIANΩN ΔHMOC ZMYPNAIΩN, Demos of Sardis standing, right, clasping right hand of Demos of Smyrna standing, left
AE26 (26.39 mm 10.76 12h) Struck in Sardes (Lydia)
The coin celebrates the goodwill (OMONOIA in greek) among the cities of Sardes and Smyrna
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 30, 2015
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(06) NERO10 views54-68 AD
struck ca 50-54 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.56 g
O: draped bust right.
R: ΘYATEIPH; double axe.
Lydia, Thyateira
cf RPC I, 2382; SNG Copenhagen 595
laneyMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 31/6 type, Shore 123,124 type, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 13:30;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring?; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 14:30h; style of portrait and die quality suggest a contemporary imitation;
rev>: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP; EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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(0177) COMMODUS--HADRIANOPOLIS7 views177 - 192 AD
(under governor of Thrace Julius Castus)
AE 28 mm; 16.62 g
O: AY KAI Λ AYPH KOMOΔOC draped bust right
R: Cybele riding lion running right
Thrace, Hadrianopolis
Jurukova, Hadrianopolis 124 (V 75/R 124), citing specimens in Munich and Paris

laneyMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 774 viewsAR dr., 4,20gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass, dotted border 9to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC4 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV AVToKPΛTo(P); ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EΠIΦΛKoVΣ(sic) ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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(0217) MACRINUS5 views217 - 218 AD
struck under governor Statius Longinus
AE 26.5 mm; 11.52 g
O: AVT K M OPELLI CEV . MAKR[EINOC AVG] Laureate bust, right
R: VP CTATI LONGINO/V NIKOPOLITWN PR/O ICTRW Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopia and patera (phiale mesomphalos).
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1777 (2 ex., Berlin, München)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3547 corr. (cites AMNG 1777 but writes LONGINOV)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.23.36.12
laneyMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC2 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,9mm; Sellwood 31.8, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis; 12h;
obv. head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoV EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line.
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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Orodes I., 90 - 77 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (three rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem, knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earrings, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h; a remarkably ugly portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPOΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
SchatzMar 30, 2015
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213 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Indulgentia 1 viewsReferentie.
RIC 213 var rare.

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

Rev.INDVLGENTIA AVG PP / in Ex COS III
Indulgentia seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6 h.
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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253 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing2 viewsReference.
RIC 253; C.935

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG VI
Liberalitas standing left with tessera and cornucopiae.

3.03 gr
18.5 mm
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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234 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Felicitas standing1 viewsReference.
RIC 234

Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P
Head bare right.

Rev: FELICI - TAS AVG
Felicitas standing left holding short caduceus and branch

3.0 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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206 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Clementia standing2 viewsReferentie.
RIC 206 var; geen lauweren krans

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bare headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back

Rev: CLEMENTIA AVG COS III P P.
Clementia standing left with patera and sceptre.

3.48 gr
19 mm
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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Trajan RIC 212; Woytek 185b2 viewsTrajan 98.117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 103-104 AD. (3.01g; 18.07mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate bust right, draped far shoulder. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan standing facing, crowned by Victory standing left beside him.
Woytek 185b; RIC 212; RSC 514a

Ex: G&N
PaddyMar 30, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 2 sols0 views2 sols au faisceau, cuivre, 22,81 g, 34 mm.
Atelier de Marseille
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS 1793, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // L'AN 5 DE LA LIBERTE // 2 S.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 37.58
GabalorMar 30, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - Demi écu1 viewsDemi écu au buste habillé, argent, 13,31 g.
Lettre A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LUD XVI D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1791.
Réfs : Révolution, 7-16 var : faux moderne.
GabalorMar 30, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Ecu0 viewsEcu à la vielle tête, argent, 28,98 g
Vachette sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Pau.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NA RE DB (en monogramme), tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1772
Réfs : Droulers 589a (1.311.492 ex.)
GabalorMar 30, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Demi écu0 viewsDemi écu, argent, 13,58 g
N sous l'écu pour Montpellier
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIV à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1647
Réfs : Droulers 475 (55.092 ex.)
GabalorMar 30, 2015
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149 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Hercules2 viewsReference.
RIC 149d; C331

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Hercules seated right on cuirass, holding club and distaff (?)

2.9 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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131 Hadrian Denarius 119-22 AD Hadrian with officier and Libertas5 viewsReference.
Scarce
RIC 131b; C 911

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, and over back of neck (rarely seen)

Rev. P M TR P COS III / LIBERAL AVG (III In Ex.)
Emperor seated left on sella curulis on platform; behind, officer; before, Liberalitas with tessera; in front on steps, citizen.

2.75 gr
18 mm

extra.
A tessera (plural: tesserae, diminutive tessella) is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube
1 commentsokidokiMar 30, 2015
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222 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Tranquillitas standing3 viewsReference.
RIC 222; RSC 1440b.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bare head right.

Rev. TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III P P.
Tranquillitas standing left, holding sceptre, resting left elbow on column.

3.28 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 30, 2015
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Hadrianus Sestertius, Roma 121-22 AD Ceres standing7 viewsReference.
RIC 610c; C 1075

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

Rev. P M TR P COS III, S C across field.
Ceres standing, facing, head left, holding grain ears and torch.

26,13 gr
34 mm
6 h

From the Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
2 commentsokidokiMar 30, 2015
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Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 128-32 AD Hilaritas2 viewsReference.
RIC 970;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. HILA-RI-TAS P R, COS III in exergue, S C across field
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, holding long palm branch and cornucopiae; to either side, small child standing facing her.

25.56 gr
32 mm
6 h

Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
1 commentsokidokiMar 30, 2015
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Roman Empire Imperial Vespasian Denarius NGC CH AU* Toned RIC 5462 viewsVespasian Denarius, RIC 546 (RIC [1962] 65), RSC 387, BMC 98
Vespasian Denarius. 73 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding scepter & branch. RSC 387.
Shannon RMar 30, 2015
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Roman Empire Imperial Vespasian Denarius NGC CH AU* Toned RIC 5461 viewsVespasian Denarius, RIC 546 (RIC [1962] 65), RSC 387, BMC 98
Vespasian Denarius. 73 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding scepter & branch. RSC 387.
Shannon RMar 30, 2015
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Roman Empire Imperial Vespasian Denarius NGC CH AU* Toned RIC 5462 viewsVespasian Denarius, RIC 546 (RIC [1962] 65), RSC 387, BMC 98
Vespasian Denarius. 73 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding scepter & branch. RSC 387.
Shannon RMar 30, 2015
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Jeton, brass, 1.84 g., 26.36 mm max.., 0°, undated.1 viewsMinted by Hans Schultes II (master 1586 - 1603) at Nuremberg

Mitchiner 1388-89, Neumann 32159, cf Barnard 82

Obv: Three crowns and three lilies surrounding a rose and 6 dots, (rose) HANS : SCHULTES: NORNB

Rev: Imperial orb within tressure and 6 dots, (rose) HANS : SCHULTES: NORN:
StkpMar 30, 2015
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SICILY, Himera. Circa 410 BC. 2 viewsObverse : Head of nymph left;
Reverse : Six pellets (mark of value) within wreath. gVF, dark green patina. (15mm, 2.82 g ).

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamMar 30, 2015
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. William I, "the Bad" (1154-1166)1 viewsTravaini 302; Spahr 99; MEC Italy III 401-409

AE Follaro, struck 1155/56 A.D. Messina mint. 1.10 g., 14.56 mm. max, 0°, scyphate.

Obv: REX / •W•, in center, duriba Masini sanat 550 (= coined in Messina in the year 550) around edge, in Kufic script.

Rev: Bust of Madonna with Child; pellet between them, [M]P / [Θ]Y to left.
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. William II, "the Good" (1166-1189)0 viewsTravaini 371; Spahr 118; Biaggi 1232; MEC Italy III 401-409

AE Follaro, second coinage. Messina mint. 2.28 g., 13.73 mm. max. 0°

Obv: Head of lion facing slightly left.

Rev: al-malik / Ghulyālim / al-thānī (= King William the Second) in Kufic script.
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. William II, "the Good" (1166-1189)0 viewsTravaini 368; Spahr 119; Biaggi 1233; MEC Italy III 401-409

AE Follaro, first coinage. Messina mint. 1.29 g., 16.83 mm. max, 0°

Obv: ◦ / REX W / SCDS in center, + OPER[ATA IN VR]BE MESSANE around edge.

Rev: al-malik / Ghulyālim / al-thānī (= King William the Second) center, duriba bi-amr al-malik al-mu’azzam al-musta’izz bi-llah (= coined by order of the magnificent king who is eager to be exalted by God) around border, in Kufic script
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Urbs Roma Nicomedia2 viewsRIC VII Nicomedia 195

Nicomedia mint, third officina, struck under Constantine I, 330-335 A.D.

AE3, 2.05 g., 18.80 mm., 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, three vertical dots between, SMNΓ in exergue.

RIC rarity r1.
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)1 viewsRIC V S-207, Göbl 731b, Sear 10236, Van Meter 100

BI Antoninianus, 3.53 g., 21.87 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, sixth officina, tenth emission, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267-268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: IOVI CONS AVG, goat standing right. ς (stigma) in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Jupiter invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Long Beach Jewish Educational Center 3 viewsAE token, 32 mm.

Obv: LONG BEACH JEWISH EDUCATIONAL CENTER / HELP US BUILD, around edge, OUR FOUNDATION, below, building in center.

Rev.: CONTRIBUTION / • / HE THAT / GIVETH / KNOWETH NO WANT / CHARITY / LUCK PIECE/ • / DOLLAR OR MORE

Ref.: None known.
StkpMar 30, 2015
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #14894 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
325-280 BC
AR Litra (11mm, 0.64g, 12h).
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin leaping right; small dolphin left above, |-HP(?) below.
Vlasto 1489 (this coin); HN Italy 979.
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex MNS

“The part of the small denominations, which owing to their small size, have always been ignored by the collectors, show such a sequence of small works of art, and so complete, that every museum would be pleased to have it in its cabinet. For many numismatists some of these tiny pieces, will be a real revelation.”
~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)
EnodiaMar 29, 2015
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #218 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #2
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- PMTRP-XIII-COS-III-P-P, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 205 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 197, p-117, C-470,
Q-002
quadransMar 29, 2015
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Q. Caecilius Metellus - Caecilia-436 viewsQ. Caecilius Metellus Pius (Imperator). 81 BC. Denarius. (3.91 gm) Spanish mint. Diademed head of Pietas right; stork before / Elephant walking left; Q. C. M. P. I. in ex. Crawford 374/1; Syd 750; SRCV 301; Caecilia-43Bud StewartMar 29, 2015
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060 Iulia Soaemias (?-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 355, Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus seated left, #218 views060 Iulia Soaemias (?-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 355, Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus seated left, #2
Mother of Elagabalus.
avers:-IVLIA-SOAEMIAS-AVG, Draped bust right.
revers:-VENVS-CAELESTIS, Venus seated left, holding patera (or apple?) and sceptre; at her feet a child reaching up to her.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 220 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-243, p-, C-14,
Q-002
quadransMar 29, 2015
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Thrace, Philippopolis. Commodus AE20. Emperor on horseback.4 viewsObv: laureate head of Commodus (short beard), r.
Rev: male figure (emperor?) on horseback, r., holding spear.
20mm., 5.1g.
ancientoneMar 29, 2015
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 115A, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, Scarce !21 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 115A, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, Scarce !
avers: L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-X, Laurate bust right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-V-COS-II-P-P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,49g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 197-198 A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-I-115A, p-104, RSC-, Scarce !
Q-001
quadransMar 29, 2015
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Nero Historical Ori., Sestertius - The Lost Arch - 21 viewsThe Lost Arch of Nero. This arch is undoubtedly the one that Tacitus says was voted to Nero for Corbulo's victory in Armenia in 58, and that he further reports was being constructed "in the middle of the Capitoline Hill" in 62, despite a successful invasion of Armenia by the Parthians in that year. No traces of the arch have ever been found. The arch was completely destroyed either shortly after Nero's death with the damnatio memoriae Nero received when the senate proclaimed him an enemy of the state, or in one of the two fires that consumed the Capitoline hill in 69 and 80

Orichalcum Sestertius, RIC I 392, BMCRE I 329, BnF II 77, Cohen I 307, Mac Dowall WCN 410, Choice gVF, superb portrait, excellent detail in arch ornamentation, 25.245g, 34.8mm, 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, c. 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, laureate head right, globe at point of bust; reverse triumphal arch; surmounted by statue of Nero in a facing quadriga, led by Pax on left and Victory on right, and flanked below by two soldiers; front ornamented with statue of Mars in a niche and bas-reliefs of small figures; garland hanging in arch;



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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
7 commentsSamMar 29, 2015
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128 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Libertas standing7 viewsReference.
RIC 128 BMC 290 Anm.Coh. 907.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN-HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, (and across back of neck)

Rev. PM-TRP-COS-III LIB | PVB across fields
Libertas standing facing, head left, pileus in right hand, scepter in left.

3.30 gr
1 commentsokidokiMar 29, 2015
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0252, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XIX COS IIII, Pax standing left,26 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0252, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XIX COS IIII, Pax standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-IMP-II, Bare head right.
revers:- TR-POT-XIX-COS-IIII, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 156 A.D., ref: RIC-III-252-p-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 29, 2015
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Judaea, Judah Aristobulus I, TJC U9 var.4 viewsJudah Aristobulus I (Jehudah), 104-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.19g, 14.98mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in Paleo-Hebrew in 5 lines within laurel-wreath:
יהוד / הכהןגד / ולוחבר / היהד / ימ
from r. to l.:
YHWD / H KHN GD / WL W (Ch)BR / HYHD / YM
= Yehudah Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehudah High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 465; AJC type Ja9 var; TJC group U9 var. (has in 5th line only M, but here it is MY!)
VF+, nice sand patina

This type has no article before the title! and it has GDWL instead of GDL!
JochenMar 29, 2015
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,22 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Roma seated left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-138, p-224, C-481, Sear-,
Q-001
quadransMar 29, 2015
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017 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia4 viewsReference.
RIC 17; C 251.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. P M TR P COS DES II
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes standing on cippus, cornucopiae under chair.
in ex. CONCORD

2.87 gr
20 mm
h 7
1 commentsokidokiMar 29, 2015
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117 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Clementia standing4 viewsReference.
RIC 117; RSC 214

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate head right.

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Clementia standing left, holding patera over altar & scepter leaning on column, CLEM in ex.

2.60 gr
18 x 20 mm
okidokiMar 29, 2015
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AR Litra21 viewsTaras, Calabria
325-280 BC
AR Litra (11mm, 0.64g, 12h).
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin leaping right; small dolphin left above, |-HP(?) below.
Vlasto 1489 (this coin); HN Italy 979.
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex MNS

“... The part of the small denominations, which owing to their small size, have always been ignored by the collectors, show such a sequence of small works of art, and so complete, that every museum would be pleased to have it in its cabinet. For many numismatists some of these tiny pieces, will be a real revelation.”
~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)

EnodiaMar 29, 2015
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Valerian I BI Antoninianus6 viewsValerian I Billon Antoninianus. 2.6g, 23mm

OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped bust right.

REV: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory standing left resting on shield and holding palm.

REF: RIC 128C, Cohen 224
1 commentsGil-galadMar 29, 2015
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Trajan RIC 364 7 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 116 AD. (3.23g, 18.73mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: PM TR P COS VI P P SPQR/PRO VID, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and pointing at globe below.
RIC 364; RSC 315; BMCRE 607

Ex: Romadrome
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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Trajan RIC 645 9 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. Orichalcum Semis. Struck at Rome for circulation in Syria, 116 AD. (4.27 g, 19.64 mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM, radiate bust right, folds of cloak on front shoulder and behind neck Rev: DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P around oak wreath, large SC within. BMCRE 1100. Cohen 123 var. RIC 645 var.

Ex: Romadrome

The reverse is mighty fine on this coin!
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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Lead Seal, #132,39 viewsLead Seal, #132,
avers:
revers:-
size : 15x20x5,3mm,
weight: 11,36g,
Q-132
quadransMar 28, 2015
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AE-Bug, #14,42 viewsAE-Bug, #14,
size: 18x22mm,
weight: 5,15g,
Q-014
quadransMar 28, 2015
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B 003 Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0320, Ravenna, AR-1/2-Siliqua, Chi-Ro on globe, star both side, 42 viewsB 003 Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0320, Ravenna, AR-1/2-Siliqua, Chi-Ro on globe, star both side,
avers: DN-IVSTINI-ANVS-P-P-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: Monogram (Chi-Ro) on globe, at sides, stars. Around, laurel wreath.
exe: */*//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,72g, axis:6h,
mint: Ravenna, date: 552-564A.D., ref: SB 0320, p-84,
Q-001
quadransMar 28, 2015
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Nilus sestertius16 views1 commentsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Galleae denarius4 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Germania denarius3 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Hispania denarius5 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Italia denarius4 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Mauretania sestertius9 views2 commentsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Bithyniae sestertius8 views1 commentsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Asia denarius3 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Brittania dupondius4 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Cappodocia As4 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Ciliciae or Phrygiae Sestertius5 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Achaea sestertius9 views1 commentsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Aegyptos denaius5 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Africa denarius3 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Alexandria denarius3 viewsRobert R8Mar 28, 2015
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Trajan RIC 702; Woytek 602b6 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. Æ Quadrans. Rome Mint. (3.28g, 15,53mm) Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, Diademed bust of Hercules right with lion-skin on neck. Rev: Boar walking right, SC in ex.
Woytek 602b; RIC 702

Ex: Frank S Robinson Auction
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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A111 -20 - MAXIMIANO (1er. Reinado 286 - 305 D.C.)3 viewsCuarto Follis post-reforma 19 mm 2.05 gr.
M.AVRELIVS VALERIVS MAXIMIANVS – Emperador asociado por Diocleciano para que gobierne como “Augusto de Occidente”, hasta 305 D.C. cuando abdica.

Anv: "IMP C MA VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI" – Genio vistiendo Modius en la cabeza, estante a izq., portando patera en mano der. y cornucopia en izq."SIS" en exergo.

Acuñada: 305 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI #146 Pag.471 – Cohen VI #185 Pag.511 - Sear RCTV IV #13307A Pag.165
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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Sear 01753 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 16-nummi, weight 5.73g, diameter 26mm. Mint of Thessalonica.Abu GalyonMar 28, 2015
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A111 -03 - MAXIMIANO (1er. Reinado 286 - 305 D.C.)5 viewsAntoniniano Pre-reforma 22 mm 3.1 gr.
M.AVRELIVS VALERIVS MAXIMIANVS – Emperador asociado por Diocleciano para que gobierne como “Augusto de Occidente”, hasta 305 D.C. cuando abdica.

Anv: "IMP C MA VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG" - Busto con corona radiada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CON-S-ERVAT" – Júpiter estante de frente, viendo a der., portando rayo en mano der. y largo cetro vertical en izq. "TXXIT" en exergo.

Acuñada: 292 - 293 D.C.
Ceca: Ticino (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #559 Pag.284 – Cohen VI #332 Pag.525 - Sear RCTV IV #13140 Pag.148 - Hunter iv p.clxxxviii
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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A111 -10 - MAXIMIANO (286 - 305 D.C.)4 viewsAE Fracción radiada (post-reforma) 19 x 20 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" - Emperador de pié a derecha con vestimentas militares, portando en la mano izquierda un Parazonium, recibiendo una Victoriola de mano de Júpiter desnudo con su manto colgando de su hombro izquierdo y portando un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. "Δ" en el campo central, "ALE" en exergo.

Acuñada 294 - 297 D.C.
Ceca: Alejandría (Off. 4ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Alexandria) #46b Pag.667 - Cohen Vol.VI #54 Pag.499 - DVM #45 Pag.278 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7087.g Pag.58 - Sear '88 #3639 - Sear RCTV IV #13317 Pag.167
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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Philip I Roman7 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus
Rome mint 244-249 AD.
Obverse: IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: AEQVITASAVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopia in left
RIC IV: 27b
Size:22mm,3.81g
Matthew C5Mar 28, 2015
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077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,42 views077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,
avers:- Helmeted head of Roma right, ITX behind,
revers: - She-Wolf left, above ROMA, in exergo P.SATRIE/NVS.
exerg: -/-//P.SATRIE/NVS, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,81g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 77 B.C., ref: Crawford-388/1b, Sydenham 781a, Satriena 1,
Q-001
quadransMar 28, 2015
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A111 -16 - MAXIMIANO (286 - 305 D.C.)4 viewsAE Fracción radiada (post-reforma) 20 x 18 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C [MA]XIMIANVS PF AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VOT / · / XX" - Leyenda en dos líneas dentro de una guirnalda de hojas. "ε" en el campo central.

Acuñada 297 - 298 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Roma) #78 (C) Pag.359 - Cohen Vol.VI #676 Pag.562 - DVM #46 var Pag.278 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7088a Pag.58 - Sear RCTV IV #13323 Pag.167
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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A111 -14 - MAXIMIANO (286 - 305 D.C.)4 viewsAE Fracción radiada (post-reforma) 21 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" - Emperador de pié a derecha con vestimentas militares, portando en la mano izquierda un Parazonium, recibiendo una Victoriola de mano de Júpiter desnudo con su manto colgando de su hombro izquierdo y portando un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. "KΕ" en el campo central.

Acuñada 295 - 299 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off. 5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Cyzicus) #15b Pag.581 - Cohen Vol.VI #54 var. Pag.499 - DVM #45 Pag.278 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7087e Pag.58 - Sear RCTV IV #13315 Pag.166
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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A111 -12 - MAXIMIANO (286 - 305 D.C.)6 viewsAE Fracción radiada (post-reforma) 19 x 20 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCORDIA MILITVM" - Emperador de pié a derecha con vestimentas militares, portando en la mano izquierda un Parazonium, recibiendo una Victoriola de mano de Júpiter desnudo con su manto colgando de su hombro izquierdo y portando un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. "KA" en el campo central.

Acuñada 295 - 297 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzicus (Off. 1ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Cyzicus) #15b (C2) Pag.581 - Cohen Vol.VI #54 Pag.499 - DVM #45 Pag.278 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7087e Pag.58 - Sear RCTV IV #13315 Pag.166
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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A111 -01 - MAXIMIANO (1er. Reinado 286 - 305 D.C.)3 viewsAntoniniano Pre-reforma 20 mm 4.3 gr.
M.AVRELIVS VALERIVS MAXIMIANVS – Emperador asociado por Diocleciano para que gobierne como “Augusto de Occidente”, hasta 305 D.C. cuando abdica.

Anv: "IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG" - Busto con corona radiada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "HERCVLI PACIFERO" – Hércules desnudo de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y garrote y piel de león en la izquierda. "Δ" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada: 287 - 288 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum – Hoy Lyon Francia

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #371 (C) Pag.263 – Cohen VI #282 Pag.520 - DVM #23 Pag.278 - Sear RCTV IV #13131 Pag.147 - Hunter iv #27 - Bastien #135
mdelvalleMar 28, 2015
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118 B.C., L. Pomponius Cn. f., L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 282/4, Rome, Gallic warrior in biga right, L.LIC.CN.DOM,43 views118 B.C., L. Pomponius Cn. f., L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 282/4, Rome, Gallic warrior in biga right, L.LIC.CN.DOM,
avers:- L.POMPONI.CNF, Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind.
revers: - Gallic warrior (Bituitus?) driving galloping biga right, hurling spear and holding shield and carnyx, in ex. L.LIC.CN.DOM.
exerg: -/-//L.LIC.CN.DOM, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 3,74g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 118 B.C., ref: Crawford 282/4, Sydneham-522a, Pomponia 7a,
Q-001
quadransMar 28, 2015
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15 Faustina I RIC 11053 viewsFaustina I 138-140 AD. AE Sestertius. Rome Mint. Posthumous commemorative of 141-161 AD. (24.18g, 32.58mm) Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas standing left holding phoenix on globe and holding up skirt.
RIC 1105

Ex: Incitatus Coins, Vcoins
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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18 Commodus RIC 615 viewsCommodus 177-192 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 183 AD. (2.99g, 18.65mm) Obv: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS, Laureate head right. Rev: TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.
RIC 61; RSC 906; BMCRE 108

Ex: Romadrome
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Rebublic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM., (L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and associates, Narbo118)39 views118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Rebublic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM.,
(L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and associates, Narbo118)
avers:- C·MA –L – LE – C ·F Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X.
revers: - Bearded warrior (Bituitus?) fast biga right, holding shield, carnyx and reins and hurling spear; in exergue, L·LIC·CN·DOM.
exerg: -/-//L·LIC·CN·DOM., diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 118 B.C., ref: Crawford 282/3, Sydneham-524,
Q-001
quadransMar 28, 2015
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21 Septimus Severus RIC 2214 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 208 AD. (3.17g, 19mm) Obv: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right. Rev: P M TR P XVI COS III P P, Salus seated left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar left.
RIC 221; RSC 517

Ex: V-coin Auction; Beast Coins
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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14 Hadrian RIC 1012 viewsHadrian 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 123 AD. (3.48g, 18.45mm) Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate head right. Rev: P M TR P COS III, Victory flying right with trophy.
RIC 101; RSC 1132; BMC 215

Ex: Incitatus Coins, Vcoins
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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Trajan RIC 041; Woytek 85a5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 100 AD. (3.50g,19mm,6h) Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate head right. Rev: P M TR P COS III P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm.
Woytek 85a; RIC 41; RSC 223

Ex: Roma Numismatics

The average weight of the Trajan denarius was 3.41 grams, so pretty good weight of 3.5 grams.
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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199-170 B.C., Anonymus AR-Denarius, Crawford 171/1, Rome, Uncertain mint, R6!!!,43 views199-170 B.C., Anonymus AR-Denarius, Crawford 171/1, Rome, Uncertain mint, R6!!!,
avers:- Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind, border of dots.
revers:- Dioscuri galopping right, "D" below horses, ROMA in linear frame below.
exerg: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 8-9h,
mint: Rome, Uncertain mint, date: 199-170 B.C., ref: Crawford-171/1, Sydenham-285, very Rare (R6),
Q-001
quadransMar 28, 2015
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Trajan RIC 627; Woytek 483v5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AE Sestertius. Rome Mint. 112-114 AD. (27.03 g, 33 mm) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TRP COS VI P P, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI S C Fortuna seated left, rudder in right, cornucopia in left.
Woytek 483v; RIC 627
PaddyMar 28, 2015
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CONSTANTINE I, RIC VII 79 Lugdunum mint.4 views

Struck 320 AD.
Obverse: CONS-TANTINVS AVG, cuirassed bust right, wearing high crested helmet
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR in two lines over altar; P(two captives seated back to back)L.
RIC VII 79; Bastien 19. VF, well centered, Green/brown patina.Æ Follis (18mm – 3.1 g).
NORMAN KMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;3 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 33.5, Shore 117, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags running to the right on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; ear?, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEO ΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: N. Menzel, Germany.
SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: B. Murphy.
SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 18h; easily the ugliest of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

Ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC;2 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;4 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
SchatzMar 28, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;5 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, Sellwood 33.2, Shore 111, Sunrise 303 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/ double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;
SchatzMar 27, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;4 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 19mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOY NIKATOPOΣ

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMar 27, 2015
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Constantius II, 317-361 AD5 viewsAE3, 17mm, 2.33g, 12h; Heraclea mint, 348-351.
Obv.: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier right & looking left, spears a fallen long-haired horseman who reaches back towards the soldier // SMHB.
Reference: RIC VIII Heraclea 65, Rare.
Notes: ex-N&N Numismatics, electronic sale, 3/5/15, 35.
John AnthonyMar 27, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;3 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 18,3mm; Sellwood 33.3var., Shore 112, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ? or, as seller assumes, a mint in Sakastan, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 - 17h; the only younger looking portrait of this ruler that I have come across;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): (BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV) APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ

ex: Pars Coins.
SchatzMar 27, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;4 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 33.1, Shore 110, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; long beard, mustache; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ NIKΛToPoΣ; exergual line;
SchatzMar 27, 2015
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC;4 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, Sellwood 33 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana?, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, horn as side decoration, long ear flap, stags on crest erased), diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; beaded border 11 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Amphora Coins
SchatzMar 27, 2015
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Arabia, Esbus, Elagabal, Spijkerman 37 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 22, 9.49g, 22.34mm, 210°
mint of Esbus
obv. AVT M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. tetrastyle temple with central arch and side-wings with flat roofs; in the center Tyche as City-Goddes with short chiton and turreted, stg. half left, r. foot set on unknown object (head of bull?), holding in raised l. hand long sceptre and in extended r. hand unknown object (bust of emperor?)
l. and r. on the flat roofs A - V (Aurelia)
in ex. ECBOVC
ref. Spijkerman 3; Rosenberger IV, 3; Sofaer Collection 4; BMC Arabia p.29, 3
very rare, F+, dark green patina with sand incrustations which strengthen the contour
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Note: The obv. legend is a mix of Greek and Latin expressions: After AVT (Greek for Imperator) follows the name of the emperor in Latin.

Aurelia Esbus was situated near today's Amman/Jordan and is mentioned several times in the Bible under the name Heshbon. Originally it was a city of the Moabites which was conquered by the Israelites. In the Roman Empire it wa known for its excellent springs.

Esbus has minted only under Elagabal. There are known only 6 types with no more than 3 obv. dies (Catalog of the BM).
1 commentsJochenMar 27, 2015
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119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Quinar, Ticinum, RIC V-II Not in !!!, -/-//--, VICTORIA AVG G, Victoria walking right, Very Rare !!!60 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Quinar, Ticinum, RIC V-II Not in !!!, -/-//--, VICTORIA AVG G, Victoria walking right, Very Rare !!!
avers: IMP-DIOCLETIANVS-AVG, Cuirassed bust with laurel wreath to the right.
revers: VICTORIA-AVG-G, Victoria walking with wreath and palm branch to the right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:15,5mm, weight:1,17(2,34)g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, date: 293-295 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in , p-, Very Rare !!!,
Q-001
quadransMar 27, 2015
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Gratian5 viewsAE4, 14mm, 0.91g, 12h; Heraclea mint, AD 378-383.
Obv.: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG; diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in wreath // SMHB.
Reference.: RIC IX Heraclea 20a (p. 196), Scarce.
Notes: eBay sale, 3/12/15, philip914, 33.
John AnthonyMar 27, 2015
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066 B.C., Q. Pomponius Músa, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 410/7c, Rome, Terpsichore standing right, Q. POMPONI MVSA, #252 views066 B.C., Q. Pomponius Músa, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 410/7c, Rome, Terpsichore standing right, Q. POMPONI MVSA, #2
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, turtle.
revers: Q. POMPONI MVSA, Terpsichore (Muse of Dance) standing right, holding plectrum and lyre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,58g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 66B.C., ref: Crawford-410/7c, Sydneham-820, Pomponia 18,
Q-002
quadransMar 27, 2015
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-070, #0449 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-070, #04
avers:- Four N's and four lines around cross; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with three dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,6mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-070, CHN-1-132, Huszar-123,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-004
quadransMar 27, 2015
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #0345 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #03
avers:- X-CALMAN, Three long crosses with dots in the middle and at the bottom; border of dots.
revers:- + LADISLAVS-RE (X/+), Cross in circle with wedges in the angles; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,7 mm, weight: 0,39 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-030, CHN-1-034, Huszar-094,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
quadransMar 27, 2015
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #0446 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #04
avers:- X-CALMAN, Three long crosses with dots in the middle and at the bottom; border of dots.
revers:- + LADISLAVS-RE (X/+), Cross in circle with wedges in the angles; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,5 mm, weight: 0,31 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-030, CHN-1-034, Huszar-094,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-004
quadransMar 27, 2015
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7 viewsLucania, Thourioi

AR Nomos (22.2mm, 7.60g)
c. 385- 360 BCE
Colin E. Pitchfork collection

O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla scanning horizon
R: ΘOΥΡIΩN, Bull butting right
SalaethusMar 27, 2015
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Roman Republic / Caius Postumius Denarius. 74 BC.15 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana right, bow & quiver over shoulder. (Profile of huntress Diana)
Reverse : Hound running right full speed, C POSTVMI and AT Monogram in ex.

3.94g , 19mm . Ch XF.


Ref: RRC 394/1

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamMar 27, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 92/'D12-C (KE)4 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 168-167 B.C

AE 16.58mm (Thickness 2.68mm), weight 3.89g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters daleph (D) and ayin (‘) above, Aradian era date 92 below.
AradosMar 27, 2015
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CONSTANTIUS II (337-361). Maiorina. Rome.3 viewsReference.
RIC 102.

Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / R S.
Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley.

5.02 g.
22 mm.
okidokiMar 27, 2015
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(0177) COMMODUS--AUGUSTA TRAIANA7 views177 - 192 AD
struck 191-192 AD
AE 29.5 mm; 15.36 g
Magistrate: L. Aemilius Iustus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae)
O: Laureate bust right
R: ΗΓΕ Λ ΑΙΜ ΙΟVСΤ ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС City gate with 3 towers
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
cf RPC online 10823, citing a Freeman & Sear sale of 2005, without picture.
Note: (from C. Clay, 3.21.2015) "Governor Aem. Justus is rare at this mint, yours may be just the second specimen recorded. Not known to Varbanov, or to Stein in his 1926 monograph on Thracian officials. Apparently not in Schoenert-Geiss's Augusta Traiana corpus, or Varbanov would have known it from there."
laneyMar 27, 2015
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-069, #0658 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-069, #06
avers:- Four dots and four crescents containing crosses around cross; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; lines below cross, U at the bottom; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,19 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-069, CHN-1-126, Huszar-148,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-006
1 commentsquadransMar 27, 2015
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Constantine I RIC VII 192 Arles5 viewsConstantine I AE3 "Two Victories" AD 306-337 AE3
nearly full silver remaining
Obverse: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG - Helmeted laureate bust right, cuirassed
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP - Two Victories facing and inscribing VOT PR on shield placed on altar which has a oblong vertical diamond with dotin center Exe: TARL Arles mint AD 318-319 = RIC VII, 192 rare, page 2.9 g
NORMAN KMar 27, 2015
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Probus (276-282 AD). AE silvered Antoninianus Antioch (Antakya).5 viewsProbus Antoninianus, Antioch

Reference.
RIC V, 2, 920.(pag. 119)

Obv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG,
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP / B•,
emperor standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
Ex. XXI.

4.52 gr
21 mm
okidokiMar 27, 2015
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Crispus AE3 CAMP PLAN, RIC 69 Thessalonica6 viewsObverse: IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRT EXERC, Sol, raising right hand and holding globe in left, standing half-left in center of plan of Roman camp;
Mintmark TS dot epsilon
RIC VII, Thessalonica 69, rated R4

The true meaning of this reverse type has never been fully deciphered, the latest theory being that the X shaped pattern represents Constantine's vision before the battle of the Milvianbridge. This does not seem likely since the type is known on coins of Licinius, a pagan and Constantine's enemy.
NORMAN KMar 27, 2015
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Maximianus, AE Post-Reform Radiate Fraction, 295-299, Group I, Cyzicus, Officina 54 viewsReference.
RIC VI, 15b (C2)

Obv. IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Rev. CONCORDIA MI_LITVM
Emperor standing right in military dress, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left hand
KE in lower middle field

2.75 gr
20x22 mm
okidokiMar 27, 2015
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Nerva, RIC 108, Sestertius of AD 98 (clasped hands)24 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.2g, Ø 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 98, Jan. 1 to 28 (Nerva's death).
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P II, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMP II COS IIII P P around S C in field, Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.
RIC 108 (ref. B.M.; scarce; error in rev. legend: COS III should be COS IIII); Cohen unlisted; BMCRE III p.27 ‡ (contradicts the B.M. ref. of RIC 108: it is not in B.M.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 27 (1 spec.).
Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd (2009); ex Ex Künker 2007.

Even though the BMCRE note seems to invalidate the RIC 108 record, the correct source of RIC 108 could be one of the numerous articles by Gnecchi on unpublished pieces in the Gnecchi collection (=Museo delle Terme, Rome), which is the reference for the single specimen listed in Banti 27 (Curtis Clay, personal communication, who also reports another specimen from the same dies: NAC K, 30 March 2000, lot 1719). This type with the COS IIII reverse legend is extremely rare with a total of only two other known specimens. The indication "Scarce" at RIC 108 is misleading.

This type, more common with rev. legend CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM (=harmony with the army), was issued in an effort to secure the good will of the praetorians (who nevertheless remained hostile).
Charles SMar 27, 2015
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PROBUS Antoninianus. Rome. 278 AD5 viewsReference.
RIC 207

PROBUS (276-282). Antoninianus. Rome.

Obv: IMP PROBVS AVG.
Radiate and mantled bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter.

Rev: SOLI INVICTO / R(pellet in crescent)E.
Sol driving quadriga left, raising hand and holding reins, globe and whip.

4.24 gr
25 mm.
okidokiMar 27, 2015
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Philip II of Macedonia6 viewsAE18, 5g, 6h; Uncertain mint, 359-336 BC.
Obv.: Head of Apollo left, hair bound with taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY; Naked youth on horseback prancing left. M(?) below.
Reference: SG 6698 cf.
Notes: eBay sale, ajscoinshop, 3/19/15, 23.
2 commentsJohn AnthonyMar 27, 2015
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Philipp II of Macedonia4 viewsAE20, 6.5 gr, 12h; Uncertain mint, 359-336 BC.
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY, Naked youth on horse prancing right on ground line, spearhead below.
Reference: SNG ANS 850; Mionnet I, 750.
Notes: ex-Gitbud Naumann, electronic sale, 3/20/15, 66.
John AnthonyMar 27, 2015
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6 viewsKingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos (305-281 BC)
AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.590g)
Lysimachia mint, struck c. 297-281 BC

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

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

cf. Thompson 13 (monogram to outer left)
SalaethusMar 26, 2015
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8 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Philip III Arrhidaeus, 323-317 BC
AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.10g)
Babylon mint, 323-317 BC

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

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

Price 181
SalaethusMar 26, 2015
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7 viewsLucania, Metapontion
AR Nomos (21mm, 7.7g)
c. 330-290 BC

O: Head of Demeter left, wreathed with barley

R: Barley ear with leaf to left
SalaethusMar 26, 2015
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6 viewsLucania, Thourioi
AR Nomos (20mm, 7.85g)
c. 350-330 BC

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

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

SNG ANS 1078, SNG München 1199
SalaethusMar 26, 2015
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6 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.10g)
Early to mid 4th century BC

O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair floating freely, wearing ampyx inscribed [ΓΕΥ], pendant earring and necklace; head flanked by dolphins downwards; border of dots.

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

Lorber, Early, 16.1(c)


Lorber notes that the dolphins hark back to the Kimonean facing head types at Syracuse, which influenced this coinage at Larissa. Also, she notes that they serve as an allusion to the myth of Larissa's accidental drowning while playing ball by the banks of the Peneos.
SalaethusMar 26, 2015
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Seleukos I Nikator 4 viewsObverse: Head of Apollo right.
Reveverse: BASILEWS SELEUKOU above and beneath humped bull butting
right, theta and pentalpha above.
BMC 71; SNG Spaer 140; Houghton 149-2

Contributed by Trionfo-Jerusalem, June 2011.

NORMAN KMar 26, 2015
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119 - Victorinus - RIC 0575 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVG Pietas standing left, with her right hand sacrificing over a small altar and, in her left, holding a box of incense
Minted in Treveri mint.
Reference:– AGK (corr.) 18a. Elmer 741. RIC 57
maridvnvmMar 26, 2015
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119 - Victorinus - RIC 0675 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms
Minted in Southern mint.
Reference:– RIC 67. AGK 21c
maridvnvmMar 26, 2015
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119 - Victorinus - RIC 1145 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– INVICTVS, Sol running left, holding whip, right hand raised, chlamys in two folds. Star in left field
Minted in Treveri mint.
Reference:– Cohen 49, RIC 114, Elmer 653.
maridvnvmMar 26, 2015
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119 - Victorinus - RIC 1095 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding two standards
Minted in Treveri mint.
Reference:– AGK 5b; RIC 109
maridvnvmMar 26, 2015
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Troisième République - Dupré - 5 francs - 1874 A2 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 25,03 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, la Liberté et l'Egalité debout de face.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1874 A, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-334.12 (7.883.975 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Troisième République - Dupré - 5 francs - 1872 A2 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 25 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, la Liberté et l'Egalité debout de face.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1872 A, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-334.7 (56.844 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Troisième République - Cérès - 5 francs - 1870 A2 viewsArgent, 37 mm, 24,89 g
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de Cérès à gauche.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / 5 FRANCS 1870 dans une couronne de feuillages
Réfs : F-333.1 (1.185.100 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Second Empire - Louis Napoléon Bonaparte - 5 francs - 1852 A2 views5 francs, argent, 24,79 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, tête nue de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE // 5 FRANCS 1831, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-329.1(16.096.228 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Deuxième république - Dupré - 5 francs - 1849 Bordeaux.2 views5 francs, argent, 37 mm, 24,66 g.
A/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / 1849 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.326.7 (470.483 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1843 W2 views5 francs, argent, 24,93 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1843 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-324-103 (7.879.747 ex.).
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1831 W2 views5 francs, argent, 25,11 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1831 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-320.13
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1831 K2 views5 francs, argent, 24,67 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête nue de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1831, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-315.20 (1.522.571 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1831 M2 views5 francs, argent, 24,70 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête nue de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1831, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-315.22 (1.336.526 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 5 francs - 1830 A2 views5 francs, argent, 24,64 g, 37 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête nue de Louis Philippe à droite.
R/ 5 FRANCS 1830, dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-313.1 (2.420.032 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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077 - Severus Alexander Sestertius - RIC 6387 viewsAe Sestertius
Obv:- IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust
Rev:- MARS VLTOR SC, Mars standing left holding spear, shield, with standard resting against his right arm
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 638
maridvnvmMar 26, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 2 sols2 views2 sols au faisceau, cuivre, 22,21 g, 33 mm.
Atelier de Limoges
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS 1792, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // L'AN 4 DE LA LIBERTE // 2 S.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 37.27
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 2 sols3 views2 sols au faisceau, cuivre, 24,03 g, 34 mm.
Atelier de Lille, second semestre
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS 1791, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // L'AN 3 DE LA LIBERTE // 2 S.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 37.16
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Ecu2 viewsEcu au buste habillé, argent, 28,82 g.
Lettre Q sous l'écu pour Perpignan.
A/ LUD XVI D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1781
Réfs : Droulers 616 (1.006.597 ex.)
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Ecu3 viewsEcu à la vielle tête, argent, 29,14 g
Lettre D sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lyon.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1772
Réfs : Droulers 589
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Demi écu3 viewsDemi écu, argent, 13,46 g
9 sous l'écu pour Rennes
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIV à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1694
Réfs : Droulers 412
GabalorMar 26, 2015
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PTOLEMY VI AE20, SNG Cop 315, Two Eagles5 viewsOBVERSE: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
REVERSE: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before
Struck at CYPRUS 180-176 BC
6.11g, 20mm
LegatusMar 26, 2015
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Nerva, RIC 52, Sestertius of AD 96 (Annona & Ceres)8 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.3g, Ø 32mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 96.
Obv.: NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVST around, S C in ex., Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae, facing Ceres seated left, holding corn-ears and torch, modius on garlanded altar between them, prow of ship in background..
RIC 52 (scarce); BMCRE p14,† (listed but not in B.M.); Cohen 12; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 2 (2 spec.; same obv. die as illustrated spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 3041
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1996).
Charles SMar 26, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 652, Sestertius of AD 141-143 (Temple of Venus and Roma)13 viewsÆ sestertius (24.06g, 33, 12h). Rome mint struck AD 141-143.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
VENERI FELICI (around) S C (in ex.) decastyle temple on podium of four steps; cult figure (Venus) seated front in the center in space between columns; in pediment three standing figures in the center flanked by reclining figures; on roof, seated figure in the center flanked by two smaller kneeling figures; on angles, Victories standing front, holding wreaths in both hands.
RIC 652 (rare); Cohen 1074 (12 fr.); BMCRE 1324 var. (but no figure in space between columns); Strack 865 (3 specimens); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4257; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:23;
ex Nomisma auct. 46 (2012)

This commemorates the completion in AD 141 of the celebrated double-temple of Venus and Roma designed by Hadrian and begun two decades before. The two sanctuaries were placed back to back and the complex formed the largest temple in Rome. A parallel issue depicts the other element of the structure, the temple of Roma.
Charles SMar 26, 2015
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Sear 00254 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Half-Follis (large module), weight 7.87g, diameter 26mm. Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu GalyonMar 26, 2015
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Maximinus II Follis RIC 233b,h Sisica5 viewsMaximinus II Follis "Iovi Cons Siscia" Maximinus Daza CE 305-131 AE Follis
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; at feet left, and eagle with wreath in its beak. B over H in right field
Exe: SIS H Siscia mint: 313 CE = RIC VI, 233b
NORMAN KMar 26, 2015
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Maximinus II, AE follis. Siscia. 311 CE.3 viewsObverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO AV-GVSTI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked
but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Crescent-a across fields.
Mintmark SIS.
RIC VI Siscia 207a
NORMAN KMar 26, 2015
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4 viewsObverse - CRIPVSNOBCAESverslaflammeMar 26, 2015
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4 viewsObverse - IMPAVRELIANVSAVG
Reverse - RESTITVTOREX - ERCITI
verslaflammeMar 26, 2015
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6 viewsBarbarian imitation...1 commentsverslaflammeMar 26, 2015
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Trajan, 98 - 117 AD10 viewsObv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate, draped bust of Trajan facing right.

Rev: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR, radiate, draped bust of Sol facing right.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 117 AD

2.9 grams, 19.6 mm, 225°

RIC II 326, RSC 189a, S3140, VM 19
Matt InglimaMar 26, 2015
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Lucius Verus (161 - 169 A.D.)17 viewsCaesarea, Cappadocia
AR Didrachm
O: AYTOKR OYHPOC CEBACTOC Bare-headed and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: YPA TOS B ,Mt. Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing left.
Struck 161-166 A.D. (as COS II)
Caesarea, Cappadocia Mint
6.3g
20mm
Metcalf, Caesarea 131d; Sydenham, Caesarea
3 commentsMatMar 26, 2015
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Gallienus - Pegasus Left4 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG , Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG , Pegasus springing left
Exergue:- A
Provenance:- Previously in the collection of the Baron Louis Chaurand
nogoodnicksleftMar 25, 2015
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Roman Arrow tip14 viewsBronze Roman arrow tip

40 mm x 7 mm

5.09g

1-3rd century AD
1 commentsJay GT4Mar 25, 2015
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Roman Key Ring24 viewsRoman bronze key ring

ring 24 mm, height 33 mm

13.72g

2nd century AD

A Roman Signifer (standard bearer) was also the cohorts banker. He kept records of what the soldiers deposited with him for safe keeping and he had the key to the strong box. Not only did the soldiers protect the Signifer to prevent the standard from being captured (which would be a disgrace) but also so that they could get their money back!

There is no way to know if this was an actual Signifer key as many other professions would have items locked away.
3 commentsJay GT4Mar 25, 2015
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Cilicia. Nagidos AR Stater11 viewsCirca 400-385/4 BC. (24mm, 10.76 g, 11h). Casabonne Type 6; Lederer 23; SNG France 25 (same dies); SNG Levante –. Obverse: Aphrodite seated left, holding phiale, left arm around the shoulders of Eros, who stands left behind her, with his arms extended. Reverse: Dionysos standing left, holding grape bunches on vine and thyrsos; Π in exergue. Superb EF, lightly toned, a touch of die wear on obverse.

Ex CNG Inventory 93935 (c. Jan 1990-Jan 1993). Ex CNG Electronic Auction 347, Lot 252.
1 commentsJason TMar 25, 2015
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Gallienus - Capreolus5 viewsObverse:- [GA]LLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- IVNONICONSAVG, Combination of Goat/Stag Left
Exergue:- Delta
RIC 224 GOBL 725b CUNETIO Not listed

Gallienus mule with reverse of Salonina

Provenance :- Purchased from Harlan J Berk
nogoodnicksleftMar 25, 2015
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Trebonianus Gallus, 250-251 CE4 viewsObverse: IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG, LAUREATE, DRAPED & CUIRASSED BUST RIGHT.
OBVERSE: PMS COL VIM, Moesis standing facing, head left holding hands over a bull and lion.
ANXII in ex. Year 250-251 26 mm diam., 9.5 g
NORMAN KMar 25, 2015
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Philip Arab12 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVG
Liberalitas stg. left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC 37A, 4,73g , Rom , RR+
PriscusMar 25, 2015
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Aemilian antoninianus with the Apol Conservat reverse17 viewsAemilian antonininus. Rome mint. 253 AD.
3.49 grs and 19 mm.
Obs. : Radiate and draped bust right. Around : IMP CAES AEMILIANVS PF AVG.
Rev. : Apollo naked facing left holding a branch of laurels in his right hand and leaning with his left hand on his lyra set on a rock . Around : APOL CONSERVAT.
Cohen 5 var.
Fairly rare.
2 commentslabienusMar 25, 2015
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Aemilian antoninianus Ercul Victori reverse23 viewsAemilian antoninianus. Rome mint. 253 AD.
2.48 grs and 20 mm.
Obs. : Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Around : IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Rev. : Hercules standing right leaning on club, holding bow, lion's skin over left arm. Around : ERCVL VICTORI.
RIC 3b.
Quite scarce. Splendid patina.
1 commentslabienusMar 25, 2015
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Maximianus Herculeus antoninianus from Lvgdvnvm31 viewsMaximianus Herculeus antoninianus. Lvgdvnvm mint. 286 AD.
4.72 grs and 21 mm.
Obs. : Radiate, drapped and cuirassed bust looking right. Around : IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Rev. : Jupiter standing left, holding a thunderbolt and an hasta. C retrograd in the field. Around : IOVI CONSERVATORI.
RIC 388. Bastien 64.
3 commentslabienusMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1933 Julian-Woodin Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1700)9 viewsNOTE: Adding this note for reference purposes only as this is not in my collection. It is a rare note with a printing of only 216,000 notes. It sold in a recent Heritage Auction for a whopping $35,250! It is the only note that is missing in my Small Note Silver Certificate collection.SpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1933 Julian-Woodin Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1700)6 viewsNOTE: Adding this note for reference purposes only as this is not in my collection. It is a rare note with a printing of only 216,000 notes. It sold in a recent Heritage Auction for a whopping $35,250! It is the only note that is missing in my Small Note Silver Certificate collection.SpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1934C Julian-Snyder Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1704)6 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1934C Julian-Snyder Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1704)5 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1953 Priest-Humphrey Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1706)6 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1953 Priest-Humphrey Ten Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1706)5 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1963 Granahan-Dillon Five Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1536)6 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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United States of America: 1963 Granahan-Dillon Five Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1536)5 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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Colonial Currency, New York: £3 February 16, 1771 (Fr#NY-165)7 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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Colonial Currency, New York: £3 February 16, 1771 (Fr#NY-165)4 viewsSpongeBobMar 25, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 129-30 AD Athena standing4 viewsReference.
Emmett 925.14; Milne 1286; Dattari 1632

Obv. AVT KAIC TPAINA∆PIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L I Δ (Year 14)
Athena standing left, Nike in extended right, resting left on shield.

35 mm
1 commentsokidokiMar 24, 2015
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Trajan RIC 245; Woytek 396b4 viewsTrajan. AD 98-117. AR Denarius . Rome mint. 112-113 AD. ((18mm, 3.47g, 6h) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate bust right, draped left shoulder. Rev: Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of canes; to left, small camel standing left, ARAB ADQ in ex. Woytek 396b; RIC 245; RSC 26

Ex: Athena, Vcoins
PaddyMar 24, 2015
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Odessos, Thrace, Autonomous coinage, (270-250 B.C.), Mushmov 1530, AE 17, River god, OΔHΣI, 78 viewsOdessos, Thrace, Autonomous coinage, (270-250 B.C.), Mushmov 1530, AE 17, River god, OΔHΣI,
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: AP monogram in left OΔHΣI below, River god, radiate, reclining left, holding patera and cornucopiae, leaning arm on overturned urn.
exerg: AP/-//OΔHΣI, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,81g, axes:0h,
mint: Odessos, Thrace, date: c.270-250 B.C., ref: Mushmov-1530,
Q-001
quadransMar 24, 2015
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Sear 03614 viewsJustin II (565 – 578 CE) Half-follis, weight 6.45g, diameter 23mm. Mint of Constantinople, third officina, struck in 570/1 [= regnal year six]. Abu GalyonMar 24, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing.5 viewsReference.
Very Rare R5
Emmett 820.6; Curtis 363

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, Crescent in front.

Rev.L Ϛ (Greek_Stigma S ) Year 6
Athena standing facing head Left, with spear left hand and shield right hand resting on shield set on ground

12.83 gr
24 mm
1 commentsokidokiMar 24, 2015
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21 Clodius Albinus RIC 5c4 viewsClodius Albinus, as Caesar. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 193-195 AD. (3.08g, 17mm, 5h) Obv: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right. Rev: FORT REDVCI COS II, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae, wheel under seat.
RIC 5c.

Ex: Roma Numismatics
PaddyMar 24, 2015
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15 Antoninus Pius RIC 2035 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 151-152 AD. (3.10g, 18.65mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, Laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Vesta standing left, simpulum in right, palladium in left.
RIC 203; RSC 196

Ex: Romadrome
PaddyMar 24, 2015
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Trajan Provincial10 viewsTrajan AR Tridrachm of Cappadocia. Caesarea. Dated COS III = 100 AD. (9.48g; 23.28mm) Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB GEPM, Laureate head right. Rev: DHMARC EX UPAT G, Roma seated left on a cuirass, arms piled up behind, holding Nike & parazonium.
Syd 179

Ex: Incitatus, Vcoins
PaddyMar 24, 2015
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Trajan RIC 189; Woytek 220f10 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 106-107 AD. (2.67g, 17.79mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right. Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax seated left with branch, Parthian kneeling before, hands outstretched.
Woytek 220f; RIC 189

Ex: AncientForvm Members' Auction

(Coin Note: Without Scepter)
PaddyMar 24, 2015
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T7 var.6 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.23g, 15.83mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
[ינתן] / הכהןה / גדלהחב / [מ / ריהד]
from r. to l.:
= [YNTN] / H KHN H / GDL H (Ch)B / [R YHD / M]
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver [of the Jews]
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate, beneath remains of the lily and the underlying Paleo-Hebrew legend:
נתןהמל
from r. to l.:
= NTN - H ML
= [Yeho]natan Ha Mal[ik]
= Yehonatan the king
ref.: Hendin 478; AJC Ia4; TJC T7 var. (Here we have clearly "Ha Chaver", not "We Chaver" as usually!)
rare so nice, S+

This type is an overstrike of TJC group N (lily).
JochenMar 24, 2015
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Titus 'Throne' Denarius2 viewsMinted AD 80 in Rome

OBV: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
REV: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Pulvinar (throne) of Jupiter and Juno: square seat, draped and surmounted by horizontal winged thunderbolt.

2,63gr

RIC 119. RSC 316.
Carsten BMar 24, 2015
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Augustus, AE, Homonoia of Sardes and Pergamon. 31 BC-14 AD1 viewsObv: SEBASTOU. Bare head right.
Rev: SARDIANWN KAI PERGAMHNWN - MOU - SAI - OS, Demos, naked to waist, standing right, holding sceptre in left hand, offering right hand to Demos of Pergamon (or emperor) who is standing left in short tunic and mantle, holding transverse sceptre.

RPC 2988
Carsten BMar 24, 2015
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Gallienus 'Soldier' Antoninianus2 viewsMinted in Antioch

OBV: GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left holding spear and resting right hand on shield.

3,32gr.

RIC 667
Carsten BMar 24, 2015
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Salonina 'Juno' Antoninianus1 viewsBillon-Antoninian of Salonina, 257-258 AD, Rome mint.

OBV: dra. bust right

REV: Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre

2,95gr.
Carsten BMar 24, 2015
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Severus Alexander 'Mars' Denarius2 viewsMinted May to Dec AD 222 in Rome

OBV: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
REV: P M TR P COS P P - Mars standing left, holding olive branch and spear.

2,62gr.

RIC:7
Carsten BMar 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1004, Sestertius of AD 159 (Temple of Divus Augustus)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.23g, Ø30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST (around) COS IIII (in ex.) S C (in field), Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus with statues of Augustus and Livia. The temple stands on a podium of three steps. Both statues in the centre, standing on a base, have the right arms raised. There are statues to the left near the foot of the steps and other statues of soldiers on pedestals at each side of the top step. The statuary on the roof can be identified as Augustus in quadriga flanked by Romulus on the right and Aeneas carrying Anchises on the left. Unidentified statuary in the pediment.

RIC 1004 (S); BMCRE 2063; Cohen 805; Strack 1167; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 406; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4235.
ex Triton VI (2003)

The second Temple of Divus Augustus, commenced under Tiberius and dedicated by Caligula in August AD 37, suffered during the great fire of 80 which began on the Capitoline Hill and spread into the Forum and onto the Palatine. It was possibly restored or rebuilt under Domitian, although it is not mentioned in the Chronographia, and it certainly received further restoration under Antoninus Pius in 158. The temple under Antoninus was Corinthian octastyle and contained the seated figures of Divus Augustus and Livia within, generally drawn on the coinage at an elevated level to suggest perspective.
Charles SMar 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1003A, Sestertius of AD 158-159 (Temple of Divus Augustus) 5 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.4g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 158-159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: TEMPL DIVI AVG REST (around) COS IIII (ex.) S C (field), Octastyle temple of with statues of Divus Augustus and Livia. Both statues in the centre, standing on a base, have the right arms raised. There are statues to the left near the foot of the steps and other statues of soldiers on pedestals at each side of the top step. In the roof is a quadriga in the centre, and statues at each corner; further statues in the pediment.
RIC 1003A (S); BMCRE 2063 var. (rev. legend TEMPLVM DIV); Cohen 797; Strack 1168; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 404 (2 specimens); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4235 var. (different rev. legend); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 132:88a
ex D. Ruskin, Oxford, 1995 ("found in Reigate (Surrey), 1864")

Coin issued on the occasion of the restoration of the temple of Divus Ausustus and Diva Augusta (Livia) in AD 158. he temple was probably situated in the valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. No trace has survived.
Charles SMar 24, 2015
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Armenia - Levon IV silver Takvorin3 viewsSis mint 1320 - 1342
Obverse, crowned equestrian king, advancing right. Sceptre with fleur de lis
field mark to rear of king.
Reverse; Lion advancing right. Cross in background.

My attribution is based on what I think is this same coin on page 55 of David Rucksers' work at
http://www.numismatas.com/Forum/Pdf/David%20Ruckser/Coins%20of%20Cilician%20Armenia.pdf

BanjaxedMar 24, 2015
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17 viewsObv : AYTOKP KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIA, Laureate head of Vespasian, right, with aegis
Rev : ETOYΣ Γ IEPOY, Eagle standing, left, with wreath in beak on palm branch; club in left field
AR/Tetradrachm (24,59 mm 13.95 g 12h) Struck in 70-71 in Uncertain mint: Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis)?
RPC 1965, Prieur 129
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 24, 2015
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196_Julia_Domna_As_RIC_872_14 viewsJulia Domna (ca. 170 – 217 AD)
AE As/Dupondius, Rome, 196 – 209
IVLIA AVGVSTA;
Draped bust right
FECVNDITAS, SC in exergue;
Terra, reclining left, right hand on globe, cup in left, leaning on basket, in front, four seasons
8,84 gr, 25 mm
RIC IVa, 872; BMC V, 784 (Pl. 47, 7); C. 37
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2013) 8.36.01.14 (rev. only)2 viewsGordianus III, AD 238-244
AE 27, 12.71g, 27.21mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTW - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - [NIKOPOLEITWN PRO] / C ICTRON (OV, WN and PR ligate)
Eagle, with half open wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2099 var. (has last N of ICTRON in field)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.36.1.14 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.36.1.15 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenMar 24, 2015
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195_Septimius_Severus_As_RIC_685_14 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE As, Rome, 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII;
Laureate head right
PM TR P III COS II P P, S-C;
Minerva standing left, holding spear and round shield
9,65 gr, 26 mm
RIC IVa, 685; BMC V, 550A; C. 392
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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195_Septimius_Severus_Dupondius_RIC_697_14 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE Dupondius, Rome, 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V;
Radiate head right
ROMAE AETERNAE, S-C;
Roma seated left, on shield, holding Victory and spear
13,25 gr, 25 mm
RIC IVa, 697; BMC V, 565 (Pl. 24, 4); C. 617
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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195_Septimius_Severus_Dupondius_RIC_cf699_13 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE Dupondius, Rome, 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V;
Radiate head right
APOLLINI AVGVSTO, S-C;
Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre
13,2 gr, 26 mm
Cf. RIC IVa, 699 (not listed as Dupondius); BMC V, p. 140*; C. 46
Ex Albrecht Marquis Kubinsky von Hohenkubin Collection, formed circa early 1900s
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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196_Caracalla_As_RIC_403var_14 viewsCaracalla (198 – 217 AD)
AE As, Rome, 196 – 197
M AVR ANTONINVS CAES;
Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
SECVRITAS PERPETVA, S-C;
Minerva standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear
9,77 gr, 25 mm
RIC IVa, 403 var. (draped only); BMC V, 614A var. (draped only); C. 565 var. (draped only)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 108, lot 355; Ex Aureo & Calico, Auction 258, lot 3247
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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196_Caracalla_As_RIC_404_13 viewsCaracalla (198 – 217 AD)
AE As/Dupondius, Rome, 196 – 197
M AVR ANTONINVS CAES;
Bareheaded and draped bust right
SEVERI AVG PII FIL, SC in exergue;
Lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum and sprinkler
5,99 gr, 23 mm
RIC IVa, 404; BMC V, 615; C. 586
ga77Mar 24, 2015
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Trajan (RIC 67, Coin #673)3 viewsRIC 67 (C), AR Denarius, Rome, 101-102 AD.
OBV: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM; Laureate head right, drapery over left shoulder.
REV: P M TR P COS IIII P P; Victory standing left by altar, holding wreath and palm.
SIZE: 18.4mm 3.06g
MaynardGeeMar 24, 2015
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Delmatius (RIC 112, Coin #672)3 viewsRIC 112 (S), AE3, Antioch, 335 - 337 AD.
OBV: FL IVL DELMATIVS NOB C (SMANI); Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS ; Two soldiers standing facing with one standard between them.
SIZE: 16.8mm 1.78g
MaynardGeeMar 24, 2015
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Southern Arabia, Qataban4 viewsAR Hemidrachm, 11mm, 1.98g, 11h; Timna: 350-320/00 BC.
Obv.: Head of Athena right, Γ on cheek, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing; [olive sprig] and crescent behind, Royal Qatabanian monogram, composed of South Arabian letters h and l, and ÅQE to right.
Reference: Munro-Hay p. 71, 1.0aii, pl. 48, 30-32; HGC 10, 711.
Notes: ex-Athena Numismatics, electronic sale, 12/9/2014, 137. VF, Extremely Rare.
John AnthonyMar 24, 2015
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Hadrian As Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna standing6 viewsReference.
RIC812f

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG.COS III. P P
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back

Rev. FORTVNA AVG in Field S-C
Fortuna standing l., holding patera and cornucopiae

11.27 gr.
26 mm.
1 commentsokidokiMar 23, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 5 francs - 1868 Strasbourg.2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,94 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 5 F // 1868, aigle, foudre, légion d'honneur et septres au centre.
Réfs : F.-331.12 (11.399.447 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Deuxième république - Cérès - 5 francs - 1849 Strasbourg.2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,89 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 5 FRANCS 1849 dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-327.3 (915.883 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Charles X - 5 francs - 1828 Paris2 viewsArgent, 24,91 g, 36 mm
Av./ CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE, tête nue de Charles X à gauche.
Rv./ 5 F, en accostement d'un écu de France sommé d'une couronne, entouré de deux branches de laurier nouées à leur base par un ruban, 1828 dessous.
Réfs : F-311.14 (8.800.342 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Charles X - 5 francs - 1827 Lyon2 viewsArgent, 25,02 g, 36 mm
Av./ CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE, tête nue de Charles X à gauche.
Rv./ 5 F, en accostement d'un écu de France sommé d'une couronne, entouré de deux branches de laurier nouées à leur base par un ruban, 1827 dessous.
Réfs : F-311.4 (1.650.505 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Savoie - Italie - Charles Félix, duc de Savoie, prince du Piémont, roi de Chypre et de Jérusalem, roi de Sardaigne, marquis de Monferrat et duc de Gênes3 views5 lires, argent, 24,96 g, 37 mm
Atelier de Turin.
Av./ CAR FELIX D G REX SAR CYP ET HIER, 1830, Tête à droite.
Rv./ DVX SAB GENVAE ET MONTISF PRINC PED L 5, Écu couronné entouré du collier de l'Ordre de l’Annonciade et de rameaux de chêne.
Réfs : Mont70 - P79 a - M71
Cette belle monnaie contient un petit bout de Savoie rattaché à la France en 1860, d'où sa présence dans les féodales, même si s'en ai pas une.
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Savoie - Italie - Victor Emmanuel, duc de Savoie, prince du Piémont, roi de Chypre et de Jérusalem, roi de Sardaigne, marquis de Monferrat et duc de Gênes2 views5 lires, argent, 24,94 g, 37 mm
Atelier de Turin.
Av./ VIC EM D G REX SAR CYP ET IER, 1818, Tête à droite.
Rv./ DVX SAB IANVAE ET MONTISF PRINC PED L 5, Écu couronné entouré du collier de l'Ordre de l’Annonciade.
Réfs : P. 12
Cette belle monnaie contient un petit bout de Savoie rattaché à la France en 1860, d'où sa présence dans les féodales, même si s'en ai pas une.
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 francs - L'AN 10 Marseille2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,33 g.
A/ UNION ET FORCE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / L'AN 10 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.288.59 (39.266 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 francs - L'AN 8/6 Bordeaux2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,47 g.
A/ UNION ET FORCE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / L'AN 8/6 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.288.37 (74.040 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 francs - L'AN 7 Bayonne1 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,65 g.
A/ UNION ET FORCE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / L'AN 7 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.296.4 (418.807 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 francs - L'AN 6/5 Lille2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,57 g.
A/ UNION ET FORCE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / L'AN 5/6 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.294.16 (69.614 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 francs - L'AN 5/4 Bordeaux2 viewsArgent, 36 mm, 24,26 g.
A/ UNION ET FORCE, Hercule, debout de face avec la léonté, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche et l'Égalité debout à droite.
R/ RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 5 / FRANCS / L'AN 5/4 dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban.
Réfs : F.291.6 (227.802 ex.)
GabalorMar 23, 2015
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SYRIA, SELEUCIS & PIERIA, ANTIOCH5 viewsca 28-29 BC
AE 20 mm; 8.51 g
Civic Issue
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: ANTIOXEWN / MHTROPOLEWS to right, AVTONOMOV to left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; headdress of Isis before
cf McAlee 70c; RPC I 4216 ff; SNG COP 85 var. (symbol)
laneyMar 23, 2015
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PHRYGIA, Akmoneia AE 20 Kybele7 viewsReference. Rare
BMC PHRYGIA, 54 (pag. 12); Sr GIC 1190

Obv.: AΔPIANOC KAICAP
laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder.

Rev. AKMO NEΩN
Kybele wearing polos chitos and peplos, enthroned right, holding in left tympanum, and in right sceptre; beside her, Lion right.

4.29 gr
20 mm
1 commentsokidokiMar 23, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius - RIC 598 left hd. variety47 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.6g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing left.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598var. (head right); BMCRE 1929 var. (idem,; footnote); Cohen 62 var. (idem); Strack 822 var. (idem); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 36 (same obv. and rev. dies)
ex G. Henzen

The references for RIC, Cohen and Strack are all for the variant with head right. BMCRE 1229 footnote mentions a variant with laureate head l. (Münzhandlung Basel, 22 March, 1937, lot 736), which turns out to be a different specimen struck from the same obverse die. Banti 36 illustrates this variant with same die pair and reports 2 other specimens.
1 commentsCharles SMar 23, 2015
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P147 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.26g, 12.64mm, 150°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברוה / יהדימ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR W H / YHDYM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver We Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 73; AJC Ea16; TJC P14
F+, legend clearly readable
1 commentsJochenMar 23, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 767a, Sestertius of AD 145-147 (Slow quadriga)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.2g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, draped laureate bust right.
Rev.: COS IIII / S C (in two lines in ex.), Emperor in slow quadriga left, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
RIC 767a; BMCRE 1669; Cohen 320; Strack 974; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4168
ex D. Ruskin (1998)
Charles SMar 23, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.53.08 var. (rev only)3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 4.31g, 18.89mm, 45°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PR - OC ICT
Lion walking r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1405 (1 ex., Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2388 (same dies)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.53.8 var. (has NIKOPOLI PR - OC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.53.9
F+/about VF, black green patina, oval flan
1 commentsJochenMar 23, 2015
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Hadrian AS Roma 125-28 AD gehelmde Minerva4 viewsReference.
RIC 664d ;C.298 var

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III S-C in field.
Minerva, helmeted, draped, advancing right, levelling javelin in in right hand and holding round shield in left

9.53 gr
27 mm
okidokiMar 23, 2015
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Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Dacia5 viewsReference. Scarce
RIC850;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back.

Rev. in ex. DACIA S-C in field
Dacia seated left on rock, holding vexillum and curved sword (Falx); r. foot rests on globe?

11.52 gr
26 mm

At the time of the Dacian wars researchers have estimated that only ten percent of Spanish and Gallic warriors had access to swords, usually the nobility. By contrast Dacia had rich resources of iron and were prolific metal workers. It is clear that a large percentage of Dacians owned swords, greatly reducing Rome's military advantage.[7]
Marcus Cornelius Fronto described the large gaping wounds that a falx inflicted, and experiments have shown that a blow from a falx easily penetrated the Romans' lorica segmentata, incapacitating the majority of victims.
1 commentsokidokiMar 23, 2015
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6 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.49 g, 12h)
Apollo standing facing, holding lyre
Clasped hands within wreath
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 382 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
1 commentsArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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5 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.54 g, 12h)
Head of Sol right
Head of horse right, flail behind
Rostovtsev 757. fig. 64 = Scholz 619 (this coin, illustrated); München 166; Milan 134; Kircheriano 1017; BM 413-6

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00042x00.jpg
4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.39 g, 12h)
Mors (Thanatos) standing right, extinguishing torch held in both hands
TER
Rostovtsev -
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.84 g)
Amor standing left, holding an ucnertain object
Wreath
Rostovtsev 2006.1, pl. VIII, 24 = Scholz 368 (this coin, illustrated)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00033x00~0.jpg
4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (14mm, 3.58 g, 12h)
Galley
Anchor
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 577 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00034x00~1.jpg
3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 1.82 g, 12h)
DHS
PR PR
Rostovtsev 3443 = Scholz 1715 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00035x00~0.jpg
3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.99 g, 12h)
Palm frond and cornucopia
Clasped hands
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 1126 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00036x00~1.jpg
4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.72 g, 12h)
Apollo standing left, holding branch, resting left arm on tripod
TCE
Rostovtsev 2035 = Scholz 1784 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00026x00~2.jpg
5 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.80 g, 12h)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Modius with three grain ears
Rostovtzev 358.72 = Scholz 461 (this coin); Milan 52; München 67-70; BM 1330-3, 1335-8, 1340-1

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
00027x00~0.jpg
3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 5.05 g, 12h)
LIC
(MA)(NV)
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 1540 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.38 g, 12h)
Dog standing right
Poppy
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 994 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.99 g, 12h)
G P R F in circle within wreath
Palm frond
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 1858 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.65 g, 12h)
Rudder
TI
Rostovtsev 2444; Scholz 1794 (this coin); München 438

Ex Trau Collection
ArdatirionMar 23, 2015
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Elagabalus Denarius, Stars to Left and Right, Clashed Die7 viewsElagabalus 218-222 Denarius (3,29 g), Rome mint, struck 221.
O: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, with “horn” above forehead
R: P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar and holding club; eradicated star to right, star to left, framed in clashed die bust outline.
NemonaterMar 23, 2015
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Kallatis, Thrace6 views281-200 B.C.
Silver Octobol
4.79 gm, 18.7 mm
Obv: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev: KAΛΛATI, grain ear over club above, bow in quiver below
Sear 1659 var.,
BMC 3, p.21, 1 var.
SNG BM 202
[SNG Cop 176]
JaimelaiMar 23, 2015
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0267, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, 93 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0267, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS AVG, Salus standing right,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers: SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake rising from altar out of patera.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,82g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 137 A.D., ref: RIC II 267 p-368, RSC-1335,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 22, 2015
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Trebonianus Gallus . AD 251-253. Æ Sestertius9 viewsLaureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Statue of Juno seated facing, holding sceptre within round-domed, distyle temple. Rome mint, 5th officina. 2nd emission, AD 251-252 RIC IV 110a C 50 ; Banti 14. VF, green patina. 25 mm, 10.90 gr . Very rare.


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamMar 22, 2015
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Gallienus - Hippocamp Left 4 viewsObverse:- GALL[IENVSAV]G, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPT[VNOCONSAV]G, Hippocamp left
Exergue:- N
RIC ??? GOBL 742b CUNETIO Not Listed
nogoodnicksleftMar 22, 2015
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Hadrian As Roma 134-38 AD hadrian & Fortuna 4 viewsReverence.
RIC 813; C792

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

Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI / SC in exergue.
Hadrian, standing right, holding Roll and Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on
globe, clasping hands.

10.2 gr
25.7mm
okidokiMar 22, 2015
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Gallienus - Griffin Left6 viewsObverse:- [GALLIE]NVSAV[G], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAV[G], Griffin left
Exergue:- Delta
nogoodnicksleftMar 22, 2015
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Gallienus - Antelope Left7 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Antelope left
Exergue:- Gamma
RIC 181 GOBL 716b(1) CUNETIO 1344
nogoodnicksleftMar 22, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XI Left8 viewsObverse:- GAL[LIENVS]AVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAE[CONSAVG], Gazelle left
Exergue:- XI
RIC 181 GOBL 746 CUNETIO 1403
nogoodnicksleftMar 22, 2015
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Probvs6 viewstrialverslaflammeMar 22, 2015
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Jeton or Token used like a pendant,(Nikopolis ad Istrum, (1/4 assarion ???), Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage ???, HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers) Very Rare !!!85 viewsJeton or Token used like a pendant,(Nikopolis ad Istrum, (1/4 assarion ???), Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage ???, HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers) Very Rare !!!
avers:- Emperor riding right.
revers:-Crescent moon and three stars.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,79g, axis: 1h,
mint:(Nikopolis ad Istrum, Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage, date: A.D., ref: (Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov) HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers, ???)
Q-001
quadransMar 22, 2015
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Athena and her owl 16 viewsIn Greek mythology, a Little Owl baby (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, or Minerva, her syncretic incarnation in Roman mythology. Because of such association, the bird often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or the "owl of Minerva" has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.
The reasons behind the association of Athena and the owl are lost in time. Some mythographers, such as David Kinsley and Martin P. Nilsson suggest that she may descend from a Minoan palace goddess associated with birds and Marija Gimbutas claim to trace Athena's origins as an Old European bird and snake goddess.
On the other hand, Cynthia Berger theorizes about the appeal of some characteristics of owls such as their ability to see in the dark to be used as symbol of wisdom while others, such as William Geoffrey Arnott, propose a simple association between founding myths of Athens and the significant number of Little Owls in the region (a fact noted since antiquity by Aristophanes in The Birds and Lysistrata).
In any case, the city of Athens seems to have adopted the owl as proof of allegiance to its patron virgin goddess, which according to a popular etiological myth reproduced on the West pediment of the Parthenon, secured the favor of its citizens by providing them with a more enticing gift than Poséidon.
Owls were commonly reproduced by Athenians in vases, weights and prize amphoras for the Panathenaic Games. The owl of Athena even became the common obverse of the Athenian tetradrachms after 510 BC and according to Philochorus, the Athenian tetradrachm was known as glaux throughout the ancient world and "owl" in present day numismatics. They were not, however, used exclusively by them to represent Athena and were even used for motivation during battles by other Greek cities, such as in the victory of Agathocles of Syracuse over the Carthaginians in 310 B.C. in which owls flying through the ranks were interpreted as Athena’s blessing or in the Battle of Salamis, chronicled in Plutarch's biography of Themistocles.
(Source: Wikipédia)
moneta romanaMar 22, 2015
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Sear 20233 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.57g, diameter 23mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type C’; Marchev & Wachter suggest that this type was “probably struck soon after 1220.” (CLBC Latin Kingdom 11.3.1).Abu GalyonMar 22, 2015
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AE-Jeton ???,70 viewsAE-Jeton ???,
avers:
revers:,
exerg: , diameter:16 mm, weight: 2,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: ??? , date: ??? , ref: ??? ,
Q-001
quadransMar 22, 2015
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Byzantion Cross, AE #0190 viewsByzantion Cross, AE #01
type:Cross
size: 37x25mm,
weight: 8,64g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantium,
Q-001
quadransMar 22, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 607, Sestertius of AD 142 (Jupiter Stator)10 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,67g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: IOVI STATORI (around) S C (field), Jupiter, naked, standing front, holding long sceptre and thunderbolt.
RIC 607 (rare); BMCRE 1247 var. (hd. left; note: variant with hd. right not in B.M.); Cohen 460; Strack 835 (3 spec. for hd. r.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 188 (3 spec.)
Ex CNG 91

According to Strack, this type was issued to thank Jupiter Stator for his help in the victory by Quintus Lollius Urbicus over the Brigantes in Britannia in 142.
Charles SMar 22, 2015
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Ae-20 of Augustus, 27 BC-14AD., Philippi mint in Macedonia. 3 viewsReference.
BMC 23; Sear 32; RPC I 1651;SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305

Obv. VIC-AVG
Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and Palm

Rev. COHOR-PRAEPHIL
Three Legionary standards

5.61 gr.
20 mm

Extra:
Commemorates the battle of Philippi, 42 B.C., in which Octavian and Antony defeated the Republican tyrannicides Brutus and Cassius,
okidokiMar 22, 2015
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German States, Regensburg, Ferdinand III. (1637-1657 A.D.), Regensburg, AR-Kreuzer, 1643, 82 viewsGerman States, Regensburg, Ferdinand III. (1637-1657 A.D.), Regensburg, AR-Kreuzer, 1643,
Coins of theDiocese and Empire City Regensburg,
avers: Regensburg arms in oval baroque frame, date (1643) divided by ornament above.
revers: Double-headed imperial eagle, orb on breast.
exe:-/-//-, diameter: m, weight: g, axis: h,
mint:Regensburg, date: 1643 A.D., ref: Beckenb. 6613, KM-93,
mintmaster: Hans Siegmund Federer.
Q-001
quadransMar 22, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrianus Drachm 131-32 AD Tyche4 viewsReference.
Emmett 1063.16; Köln, Alexandria 1062; Dattari 1867; BMC.786; Milne 1327

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

Rev. LIς LIS year 16
Tyche reclining left on lectisternium leaning on her elbow and holding rudder.

20.10 gr
34 mm
okidokiMar 22, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 580, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Cappadocia)12 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.1g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: CAPPADOCIA (around) COS II (ex.) S C (field), Cappadocia, wearing towered headdress, short tunic and short cloak, standing left, holding crown and vexillum, Mons Argaeus at left of her feet.
RIC 580 (R); BMC 1185; Cohen 120 (fr.25); Strack 783; Banti 51 (3 spec.)
ex GAA Inc. ("s*p*q*r", eBay, 2008)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Charles SMar 22, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 622c, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Temple of Venus & Roma)8 viewsÆ Sestertius (29,1g, Ø 33mm, 10h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head left.
Rev.: ROMAE AETERNAE (around) S C (ex.), decastyle temple on podium of four steps with statues on roof and in pediment.
RIC 622(c) (scarce); BMCRE 1345v. (hd. r.); Cohen 702 (12 fr.); Strack 848 (2 spec. for left-headed var.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 335 (1 spec. w/o illustration); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4212v. (hd. r.)
Ex Guy BRAUN collection (France, 2015).
very rare left headed variety

The temple of Roma, designed by Hadrian in 121 and completed by Antoninus Pius in 141, facing the forum, was built back to back with the temple of Venus, which faced the Flavian Amphitheater. The building containing the two temples was referred to as the Temple of Venus and Roma ("Templum Veneris et Romae"). The remains are still visible and show that both temples consisted of ten colums. The coins suggest many decorative details.
Charles SMar 22, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 623, Sestertius of AD 141-144 (Temple of Venus and Roma)17 viewsÆ sestertius (25.11g, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 141-144.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
ROMAE AETERNAE (around) S C (ex.) ornamented dekastyle temple with the statue of Roma inside; tympanum adorned with high relief statues; quadriga (suggested) at top and statues at each side.
RIC 623 (scarce); Cohen 703 (12 Fr.); BMCRE 1279; Strack 849; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III) 336 (4 spec.); Sear(Roman Coins and their Values II) 4212 var. (rev. no figure of Roma); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:24a
ex CNG EAuction 52 (2002)

The temple of Roma was designed by Hadrian (himself) in AD 121 and completed by Antoninus Pius in 141. It stood facing the forum, and was built back to back with the temple of Venus, which faced the Flavian Amphitheater. The building with the two temples was referred to as the Temple of Venus and Roma ("Templum Veneris et Romae"). Hadrian had to have the colossal statue of Nero (Colossus) removed in order to make room for the temples, which were built on the site of the vestibule of Nero's golden house. (He had the Colossus placed near the entrance to the amphitheater, and this provided the nickname, "Colosseum".) The ruins show that both temples consisted of ten colums, and the coins suggest many decorative details.
1 commentsCharles SMar 21, 2015
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Nerva, RIC 86, Sestertius of AD 97 (Libertas)9 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.0g, Ø 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: LIBERTAS PVBLICA (around) S C (field), Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus right, and scepter left.
RIC 86; Cohen 14 (5 fr.); BMCRE III 112; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 33 (13 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 3050
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994)
1 commentsCharles SMar 21, 2015
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Judaea, Porcius Festus, Procurator under Nero4 viewsAE Prutah, 17mm, 2.9g, 12h; Jerusalem, AD 58/59.
Obv.: Inscription within wreath, tied with an X: NEP/WNO/C.
Rev.: KAIC-APOC, LE; Palm branch.
Reference: Hendin 1351.
Notes: ex-Zuzim, electronic sale 3/16/15, 46.
John AnthonyMar 21, 2015
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Judaea, Antonius Felix, Procurator under Claudius6 viewsAE Prutah, 19mm, 3.4g, 5h; Jerusalem, AD 54.
Obv.: TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP ΓEPM (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Germanicus); Two crossed palm branches / L IΔ (year 14)
Rev.: Inscription in wreath IOY/ ΛIA AΓ/ PIΠΠI/ NA (Julia Agrippina).
Reference: Hendin 1347.
Notes: ex-Zuzim, electronic sale 3/16/15, 46.
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMar 21, 2015
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MYSIA, KYZIKOS3 viewsca. 500-450 BC.
AR Hemiobol 9.5 mm, 0.33g
O: Forepart of boar left, K on shoulder, tunny behind
R: Head of roaring lion left; small head of female lion (sometimes also described as a panther) facing to upper left; all within incuse square.
Mysia, Kyzikos mint; SNG France 386; BMC p. 35, 119; Sear 3850
laneyMar 21, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 51910 viewsObv:– L S-EPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– VOTIS DECENNALIBVS, Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left sacrificing over tripod
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 202
Reference:– RIC IV 519; BMCRE 680; RSC 796. 2 exampled in RD so relatively scarce.

D of DECENNALIBVS corrected from E
2 commentsmaridvnvmMar 21, 2015
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L PHILIPPUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS MARCIA AR Denarius, Cr293/16 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Philip V of Macedon right, wearing diademed royal Macedonian helmet with goat horns; monogram of Roma behind, F below chin
REVERSE: L. PHILIPPVS on tablet below statue of equestrian, carrying laurel-branch; flower below horse; mark of value in exergue
Rome 113-112 BC
3.8g, 20mm
1 commentsLegatusMar 21, 2015
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Elagabalus silver victoria3 viewsBust: laureate, draped bust right.
Obverse: IMP ANTONINUS PIUS AUG
Reverse: VICTORIA AUG
Type: Victory standing left, holding opened wreath, shield on either side by feet.
Star in left field.
Minted in: Rome.
From: 218 – 222
BanjaxedMar 21, 2015
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ANCIENT FORGERY -Dilver - Caracalla - Nobilitas12 viewsBearded Caracalla looking - apparently - clearly not ancient.
Obverse legend (probably intended as): ANTONINIVSPIVSAVG
Reverse legend (most likely): NOBILITAS
Reverse (again, probably): Nobilitas standing right, holding scepter and palladium, shield to right
(as per Aorta)

Above reflects the best, most likely attribution that I had but it did seem odd that the only attribution that I could come up with was for a 'Quinarius' as it's about the same size as my not-a-quinarius Elagabalus silver coin. I posted it in good faith thinking I'd done a good job to ID it given its condition. Below you can read the comments from other Forum members who told me it was most likely an ancient forgery.

It looks like that rather than go with a recognised, common coin that would stand out against the real thing, the forgers took a chance with a design known to be on the quinarius, but not on the denari. I suppose that they figured that folks would just assume that the mint was making denari with the same features as the quinarius (beared Caracalla, NOBILITAS etc) and not ask too many questions. OR, NOBILITAS was just the shortest reverse legend and the easiest picture to replicate. Why knows? A relic of the otherwise unpublished seedy underbelly of Rome... I like it. Hope you do to.
5 commentsBanjaxedMar 21, 2015
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Arcadian, VOT V Heraclea1 viewsObverse legend: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
12-13 mm

RIC IX Heraclea 18b
BanjaxedMar 21, 2015
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Troisième République - Cérès - 1 franc - 1872 K1 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,94 g
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de Cérès à gauche.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / 1 FRANC 1872 dans une couronne de feuillages
Réfs : F-216.3 (1.251.748 ex.)
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Troisième République - Cérès - 2 francs - 1872 K1 viewsArgent, 27 mm, 9,62 g
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de Cérès à gauche.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / 2 FRANCS 1872 dans une couronne de feuillages
Réfs : F-265.9 (1.467.429 ex.)
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 20 centimes - 1867 Strasbourg.1 viewsArgent, 16 mm, 0,99 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 20 CENT // 1867, couronne.
Réfs : F.-150.2 (3.114.264 ex.)
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 50 centimes - 1867 Paris.1 viewsArgent, 18 mm, 2,38 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 50 CENT // 1867, couronne.
Réfs : F.-188.11 (14.528.438 ex.)
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 1 franc - 1866 Bordeaux.1 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,89 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 1 F // 1866, aigle, foudre, légion d'honneur et septres au centre.
Réfs : F.-215.3
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 5 francs - 1854 Paris.2 viewsOr, 14 mm, 1,60 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête de Napoléon à droite.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS. Dans une couronne de feuillages, 5 FRANCS 1854.
Tranche cannelée
Réfs : F.-500.2
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Deuxième république - Dupré - 1 centime - 1849 Paris.1 viewsBronze, 18 mm, 1,99 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République coiffée du bonnet frygien à gauche.
R/ UN CENTIME 1849
Réfs : F.-101.2
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 25 centimes - 1847 Paris.2 views25 centimes, argent, 1,24 g, 15 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 25 CENT 1847 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-167.10 (2.999.520 ex.).
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 1 franc - 1846 Lille.2 views1 francs, argent, 4,65 g, 23 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 1 FRANC 1846 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-210.113 (73.520 ex.).
GabalorMar 21, 2015
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Huszár 495, Pohl 52-12, Unger 393k, Réthy II 181 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, .94 g., 14.73 mm., 270°

Obv: REG[IS • KA]ROLI, Crowned half-length portrait facing with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: [+ • M • RE]GIS • hVNGARIE, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies, S-T (privy marks)

Issued in 1338 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) at Schmöllnitz (formerly Szomolnok, Hungary), now Smolnik, Slovakia by Frichko (per Pohl) with a nominal weight of 0.6687 g. (per Pohl).
Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5.
StkpMar 21, 2015
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Huszár 495, Pohl 52-8, Unger 393f, Réthy II 182 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, .59 g., 15.41 mm., 180°

Obv: REGIS • KAROLI, Crowned half-length portrait facing with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies, B-V (privy marks) to left and right engraved over V-B

Issued in 1338 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) at Buda (now Budapest) by Nicolaus Szatmári (per Pohl) with a nominal weight of 0.6687 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5.
StkpMar 21, 2015
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Huszár 495, Pohl 52-9, Unger 393h, Réthy II 181 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, .63 g., 15.31 mm., 180°

Obv: REGIS • KAROLI, Crowned half-length portrait facing with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: [+ • M • ]REGIS • hVNGARIE, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies, C-R (privy marks)

Issued in 1338 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) at Kremnitz (Körmöcbánya in Hun.), now/Kremnica, Slovakia by Fridericus Kratzer (per Pohl) with a nominal weight of 0.6687 g. (per Pohl).
Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5.
StkpMar 21, 2015
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Annie Galeria Faustina II 4 viewsObverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right hair in bun.
Reverse: Juno seated left holding patera in the right hand and a traverse rod in the left.
NORMAN KMar 21, 2015
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Vespasian, 69 - 79 AD21 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head of Vespasian facing right.

Rev: No legend, a palm tree with two bunches of fruit; on left, Vespasian standing right in military dress, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, left foot on helmet; on right, Judaea, as a mourning captive, is seated right on ground.

Note: Part of the "Judaea Capta" series.

Silver Denarius, Antioch mint, 72 AD

3.09 grams, 16.7 mm, 0°

RIC IIi 1558, RSC 645, S2278, VM 7
1 commentsMatt InglimaMar 21, 2015
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Louis XVIII - 1/2 de franc - 1824 Paris.2 viewsArgent, 2,38 g, 18 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné accosté de 1/2 et F et de rameaux. 1824 dessous.
Réfs : Le Franc, type 179-43 (613.070 exemplaires)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 10 centimes - 1808 Toulouse2 viewsBillon, 19 mm, 1,89 g.
A/ N couronné, couronne de feuillages.
R/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 10 CENT / 1808 M.
Réfs : F.130.7 (859.842 ex.).
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 1 centime - AN 8, Paris2 viewsBronze, 15 mm, 2,53 g.
53/50 perles
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ En trois lignes, UN // CENTIME // L'AN 8.
Réfs : F.100.10
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 centimes - AN 8/6 Bordeaux.2 viewsCuivre, 27 mm, 10,34 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ CINQ CENTIMES // L'AN 8 sur 6 K, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.115.64 (--- ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 centimes - AN 5 Lille.2 viewsCuivre, 27 mm, 10,67 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ CINQ CENTIMES // L'AN 5 W, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.115.14 (2.138.498 ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - Décime - AN 5 Paris.3 viewsCuivre, 32 mm, 18,19 g, modification du 2 décimes.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ UN DECIME // L'AN 5 A, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.127.3 (--- ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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332 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Roma6 viewsReference.
RIC 332

Obv.HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind, helmet behind the shield

3.20 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiMar 20, 2015
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264 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Roma4 viewsReference.
RIC 264; C 1304

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. ROMA FELIX
Roma seated left on curule chair with branch and sceptre.

18 mm
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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265 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-238 AD Roma4 viewsReference.
RIC 265;

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

Rev. ROMAE AE—TERNAE
helmeted Roma seated left, holding Palladium and grounded spear, shield alongside.

3.21 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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359 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Clementia Standing6 viewsReference.
RIC 359 var ( with slight drapery on left shoulder.); cf C. 216

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P.
Laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: CLEMENTIA AVG / COS III.
Clementia draped, standing left with patera and sceptre.

3.20 gr
17 mm.
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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Savoie - Duché de Savoie, Victo Amédée III (1773-1796)3 views5 sols (soldi), cuivre, 5,12 g
Av./ VICT AMED D G REX SARD, buste habillé et cuirassé à droite de Victor-Amédée, 1794 .
Rv./ MAURITIUS - PAT TOT DIT, Saint Maurice, debout, la tête tournée à droite, cuirassé et casqué, tenant un drapeau de sa main droite, SOL 5 dessous.
Réfs : Biaggi 855
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Monnaie de confiance - 2 sol de Clemanson & Cie, Lyon, France.1 views2 sol, métal de cloche, 13,65 g, 32 mm.
A/ CLEMANSON ET CP NES PLACE CONFORT A LYON, faisceau surmonté d'une pique et d'un bonnet phrygien entouré de six drapeaux, d'un fût de canon et d'un tambour ; au-dessous, en deux lignes : L AN IV DE LA / LIBERTE’. .
R/ VIVRE LIBRE OU MOURIR, au centre en dix lignes : MEDAILLE- / DE CONFIANCE- / DE 2 S- / A ECHANGER CONTRE / DES ASSIGNAT ET- / MANDAT DE TOUTE / VALEUR- / M.DCC.XCII.
Réfs : Brandon 228
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 3 deniers1 views3 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 2,99 g, 22 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1792 I, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 3 D // L'AN 4 DE LA LIBERTE
Réfs : Révolution, R-30.3
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 109/LN1-C (KD)4 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 151-150 B.C

AE 17.63mm (Thickness 1.84mm), weight 2.21g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 109 below.
AradosMar 20, 2015
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339 Hadrian Denarius Roma 128-32 AD Aequitas standing4 viewsReference.
RIC 339. C 382. BMC 1035.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Aequitas standing l. holding scales and cornucopiae.

3.41 gr
18.5 mm.
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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First Jewish War, AD 66-703 viewsAE Prutah, 17mm, 3g, 6h; Jerusalem, AD 68/9.
Obv.: שנת שלוש (Year Three); Amphora with broad, fringed rim and two handles.
Rev.: חרות ציונ (Freedom of Zion); Grape leaf on vine.
Reference: Hendin 1363.
Notes: ex-Zuzim, electronic sale 3/16/15, 46.
John AnthonyMar 20, 2015
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338 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Abundantia4 viewsReference.
RIC 338; BMCRE 488; RSC 380a

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left, holding a hook and cornucopia; at feet, a modius with corn-ears around it.

3.15 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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343 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Pudicitia4 viewsReference.
RIC 343c; C395

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
laureate bust right.

Rev. COS III
Pudicitia, veiled, seated left.

3.31 gr
18 mm
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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345 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Victory6 viewsReference.
RIC 345c

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P.
Laureate head right.

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

2.92 gr.
18 mm.
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 12 deniers1 views12 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 13,74 g.
D pointé sous le buste pour Dijon.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 12 D // 1792 4 DE LA LIB
Réfs : Révolution, R-34.46
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - sol1 viewsSol à l'écu, cuivre, 10,93 g.
Lettre M sous l'écu pour Toulouse.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1791
Réfs : Droulers 624 (assez peu d'ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Savoie - Duché de Savoie, Victo Amédée III (1773-1796)1 viewsDeux deniers, cuivre, 1,55 g
Av./ VIC AM D G R SAR CY P ET IER D SAB ET MF PP, croix évidée.
Rv./ Nœud sous une couronne sommée d’une croix de saint Maurice, accosté de deux roses, 1783
Réfs : Biaggi 859
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Demi sol1 viewsDemi sol à l'écu, cuivre, 5,48 g.
Lettre & sous l'écu pour Aix en Provence (arc).
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1782
Réfs : Droulers 626 (peu d'ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Sol1 viewsSol à l'écu, cuivre, 12,11 g.
Lettre M sous l'écu pour Toulouse.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1784
Réfs : Droulers 624 (fr. imp.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - 1/10 d'écu1 views1/10 d'écu au buste habillé, argent, 2,92 g.
Lettre A sous l'écu pour Paris, point sous D de LUD pour le second semestre.
A/ LUD XVI D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1779.
Réfs : Droulers 620 (111.350 ex.)
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Dombes, Marie de Bourbon Montpensier (1608-1626), France.1 viewsLiard, billon, 0,81 g
Av./ + M P DOMBAR D MONTISP, M couronnée entre trois lis posés 2 et 1 .
Rv./ + DNS ADIVTOR MEVS 1613, croix de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit .
Réfs : PA-5172
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Principauté de Sedan, Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne (1594-1623), France.1 viewsLiard, type 4, cuivre, 4,25 g.
A/ HENR DE LA TOVR D BVLLIONAEVS 1613, buste à droite.
R/ SVP PRINCEPS SEDANENSIS, écu écartelé de la Tour d'Auvergne, d'Auvergne, de Turenne, de Bouillon et Boulogne couronné.
Réfs : PA 6324
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois1 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,37 g
Lettre G au droit pour l'atelier de Poitiers
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAVA, tête de Louis XIII laurée à droite.
R/ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS 1619, trois lis.
Réfs : CGKL 412ca
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Douzain1 viewsDouzain Huguenot, billon, 2,52 g
Lettre N sous l'écu pour Montpellier
A/ +LVDOVICVS XIII D FRA ET N REX, écu de France couronné accosté de deux L.
R/ +SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDIC..., croix cantonnée de deux lis et de deux couronnes.
Réfs : Droulers 111 H/D
GabalorMar 20, 2015
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Anonymous. Circa 215-212 BC. Æ Uncia3 viewsAnonymous (post-semilibral), Uncia,Roma, 215-212 BC, AE,

Reference.
Crawford 41/10; Sydenham 108.

Post Semi-Libral standard. Rome mint.

Obv. no legend

Helmeted head of Roma right ; behind, • (mark of value)

Rev. ROMA
Prow of galley right; • (mark of value) below.

5.71 gr
20 mm

Note. Andrew McCabe
They are always overstruck on captured Sicilian or Carthaginian coin, which explains the mashed up areas eg behind the head.
okidokiMar 20, 2015
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Athena. Classical Beauty Fifth century BC18 viewsc 431/ 415 BC
"Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll, on Athen tetradrachm

I consider this coin as historical to the extent that athenian owl tetradrachm was the first widely used international coinage.

Here, all the coin :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=21343&pos=0
1 commentsmoneta romanaMar 20, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 838, Sestertius of AD 132 (Aegyptos)12 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.46g, Ø32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 132.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS IIII P P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: AEGYPTOS around S C in ex., Aegyptos, draped, reclining left, holding sistrum in right hand and resting elbow on basket of fruit; ibis standing right on low column at her feet.
RIC 838; BMCRE 1695; Cohen 112 (8 fr.); Strack 707
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale 132, lot 715 (2005).
Charles SMar 20, 2015
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(06) NERO4 views54 - 68 AD
struck 67-68 AD
AR Tetradrachm 24.5 mm X 28 mm; 13.65 g
O: NEPΩN KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate bust right wearing aegis;
R: ETOYC [...], eagle standing left holding wreath in beak, palm left
Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint; Prieur 92, RPC I 4192, Wruck 48
laneyMar 20, 2015
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN as Caesar4 views217 - 218 AD
AR tetradrachm 24.5 mm max; 11.92 g
O: AVT K M OPEL ANTONEINOC Radiate draped bust of Diadumenian right
R: DMARX CZVPATOC eagle facing, wings spread, heid right, lion walking between legs;
Cyrrhestica, Syria; cf Prieur 947; Bellinger 108. Rare
laneyMar 20, 2015
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis19 viewsThe first pieces of this rather grand monument were discovered near the banks of the River Strymon in 1912 by Greek soldiers during the Second Balkan War. Further finds were made in 1916 and in 1930-32 during the creation of Lake Kerkini. The Lion was restored (and partly reconstructed) in 1937.

The sculpted Lion itself is 5.3m tall, on its base it stands over 8m high. It is plausibly dated to the late 4th century BCE. Recent work on the Kasta Tomb, which is about 4km distant, has revealed further fragments also apparently belonging to the Lion and it may be the case that the Lion originally surmounted that tomb and was only later moved to its present location.

Nobody knows what or who the monument commemorates; perhaps ongoing work on the Kasta Tomb will illuminate matters. A quite similar, somewhat smaller, statue, the “The Lion of Chaeronea”, honours the Sacred Band of Thebes, which was wiped out at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. But while several ancient sources (including Pausanias and Strabo) mention the Chaeronea lion and the circumstances of its construction, there is no ancient record of the Amphipolis lion.
1 commentsAbu GalyonMar 20, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol Nilus8 viewsReference.
Emmett 1140.21; BMC 781 pag. 92
R5

Obv. AUT KAIC - TRA ADRIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped cuirassed bust right seen from behind.

Rev. LKA (year 21) 136-37 AD
Bust Nilus right with lotus crown and curnucopiae right.

10.36 gr
25 mm
2 commentsokidokiMar 20, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Thessalonica 1534 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows blocks.
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSE in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
maridvnvmMar 20, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Heraclea 0824 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XXX in two lines within wreath
Minted in Heraclea (//SMHG dot)
Reference:- RIC VII Heraclea 082
maridvnvmMar 20, 2015
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Constantine IV, SBCV 11955 viewsNo legend
facing bust wearing chlamys
Large M, figures of Heraclius and Tiberius to sides, monogram 35 above
AE follis, 18mm, 6.20g
Carthage mint
novacystisMar 20, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 1676 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX crescent in three lines within wreath, dot in centre
Minted in Ticinum (//ST)
RIC VII Ticinum 167
maridvnvmMar 20, 2015
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 12810 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, chopper.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, scissors
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 128 Babelon 26. BMCRR -. CNR: -.
2 commentsmaridvnvmMar 20, 2015
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3253, RIC V-I 045, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, PAX PVBLICA, -/-//--, Bust-D1, Pax standing left, #1107 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3253, RIC V-I 045, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, PAX PVBLICA, -/-//--, Bust-D1, Pax standing left, #1
avers: IMP-C-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1)
revers: PAX-PVBLICA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. (Pax 1.)
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,60g, axes: 1h,
mint: Lugdunum, 1st. issue, date: 275AD., ref: RIC-45., T-(Estiot)-33253, C-, LV 1068-79,
Q-001
quadransMar 20, 2015
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Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #180 viewsThessalonica, RIC VII 036, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
quadransMar 20, 2015
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #185 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
quadransMar 20, 2015
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Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #180 viewsThessalonica, RIC VII 036, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
quadransMar 20, 2015
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #181 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
quadransMar 20, 2015
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Odessos, Thrace11 views3rd-2nd Cent. B.C.
Bronze AE 14
3.19 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Diademed head of Apollo right
Rev: River god reclining left on plinth inscribed O∆HΣITΩN, right arm on knee, resting on left with arm on one cushion; upside down amphora above
Sear 1680 var,
BMC Thrace p. 137, 2 var;
Lindgren 811B var;
[SNG Cop 669 var]
JaimelaiMar 20, 2015
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Lucilla RIC 1752 Rome6 viewsAE Dupondius.
Obverse: LVCILLA AVGVSTA: Draped bust right.
Reverse: IVNO REGINA, jUNO STANDING LEFT HOLDING PATERA & SCEPTRE, PEACOCK AT FEET. S / C across field.
25 mm, 10 g. Rome mint.
NORMAN KMar 20, 2015
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Constantine II RIC VII 163 Sisica4 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT V within laurel wreath
HSIS star in Ex, Sisica Mint
18 mm, 2.7 g
NORMAN KMar 19, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 786, Sestertius of AD 134-138 (Salus)11 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,3g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: SALVS AVG (around) S C (field), Salus standing left holding staff, feeding out of patera a snake coiled around an altar.
RIC 786; Cohen 1333
Ex Holleman (Netherlands 1999).
2 commentsCharles SMar 19, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 897, Sestertius of AD 134-138 (Mauretania)9 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,54g, 33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, laureate head right.
Rev.: ADVENTVI AVG MAVRETANIAE (around) S C (ex.), Hadrian standing right raising right hand; opposite Mauretania in short tunic standing left, holding patera and vexillum; between them an altar, bull behind.
RIC 897; BMCRE 1664; Cohen 64; Strack 758
Ex Leipziger Münzh. 70. Auktion 12/2010, Lot 663; ex Auktion Hirsch 16/372.
1 commentsCharles SMar 19, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 761(f), Sestertius of AD 134 (Fortuna redux)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.7g, Ø 31mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: FORTVNAE REDVCI (around) S C (ex.), Hadrian standing right holding scroll in left hand, clasping right hands with Fortuna, draped, standing left , holding cornucopiae in left hand.
RIC 761(f); BMCRE 1515; Cohen 793; Strack 646; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 118/106

One of the issues marking Hadrian's return to Rome and end of his travels in AD 133
Charles SMar 19, 2015
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Judaea, Herod Agrippa7 viewsAE Prutah, 17mm, 2.7g, 5h; Jerusalem, 41/42 AD.
Obv.: BACIΛEWC AΓPIПA; fringed, umbrella-like canopy.
Rev.: Three ears of barley and two leaves; date L-ς (year 6).
Reference: Hendin 1244.
Notes: ex-Zuzim, electronic sale 3/16/15, 46.
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMar 19, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 223, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, #191 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 223, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, #1
avers: PRO-BVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers: VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-thuderbolt-A, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 223, p-41, C-,
Q-001
quadransMar 19, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877var. Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-H, (Tis officina "KAA" and Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KAA, Emperor riding right, Rare, #195 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877var. Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-H, (Tis officina "KAA" and Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KAA, Emperor riding right, Rare, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo:-/-//KAA, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 4,05g, axes:0h
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-877var. (Tis officina "KAA" and Bust-H Not in RIC), p-113,
Q-001
quadransMar 19, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 435var, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-left with spear and shield, -/-//QXXT, Soldier standing left, 98 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 435var, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-left with spear and shield, -/-//QXXT, Soldier standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- VIRTVS-AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
exerg: -/-//QXXT, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 2nd. emission, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-435var, p-64,
Q-001
quadransMar 19, 2015
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RPC-1661-Titus27 viewsAR Hemidrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, undated
RPC 1661 (8 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPATWP TITOC KAICAP CεBA; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: No legend; Nike standing, r., with wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
VF

The only silver issue struck by Titus as Augustus at Caesarea during his brief reign were these tiny hemidrachms with the standard Nike reverse. Vespasian also issued this type.

Struck a bit off-center, but with all the major devices present and in a pleasing style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMar 19, 2015
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Constantius II, AE4 (BI Nummus)2 viewsAD 337-361
1.72 grams
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C - Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT X within wreath, STR in ex.
RIC VII Siscia 254, rated R2
Purchased from Heritage Auctions
NGC Ch MS: Strike 5/5: Surface 5/5
My cost $172
Richard M10Mar 19, 2015
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Hippocampus8 viewsSicily, Syracuse?

A nice surprise from an uncleaned lot.
I like the detail that remains on the hippocamp, and the eye slits on Athena's hoplite helmet.
2 commentsBanjaxedMar 18, 2015
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Athen Owl Tetradrachm 25 views Circa 431/415 BC
25,5mm / 17,16 grms ; die axes 9h
Obverse: "Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ / Owl, olive twig, and crescent moon.
S. #2526.

to see details :

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-119358
3 commentsmoneta romanaMar 18, 2015
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Struck A.D.211 under Caracalla and Geta. DIVUS SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. 8 viewsObverse: DIVO SEVERO PIO. Bare head of Septimius Severus facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing on globe, head facing left.
Diameter: 19.5mm | Weight: 2.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC IV i : 191c (Caracalla) | RCV II : 7051 | RSC : 84
SCARCE

At the beginning of February, while on campaign in Britain, Septimius Severus fell ill and died at York (Eboracum). He had reigned for 18 years and was deified by the Senate. His sons, Caracalla and Geta, succeeded their father as joint Roman Emperors, but on December 19th Geta was murdered by his older brother leaving Caracalla the sole ruler of the Empire.
3 comments*AlexMar 18, 2015
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Thessalian League Stater -- 196-146 BC14 views6.13 g, 23 mm, 330°
Minted in Thessaly (Likely Larisssa)
Silver Stater
During the Time of the Strategoi Simios and the Magistrate Pole-
BCD Thessaly II 822 (Same Dies)

Obverse: Head of Zeus Wearing Laurel Wreath Right; ΣΙΜΙΟΥ to left.
Reverse: Athena Itonia Right, Star to Upper Right; Π-Ο/Λ-Ε Across Central Field; ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ at Sides.

The land of Thessaly is ancient and was known as Aeolia during Mycenaean times. In mythology, the great heroes Achilles and Jason are said to be from Thessaly as are the centaurs, Lapiths, and Myrmidons. Philip II was appointed Archon of Thessaly and the land was afterwords closely associated with Macedonia. Following the Roman victory in the Second Macedonian War (197 BC), all of Greece was declared "free". The Thessalian League, a loose connection of Thessalian poleis, was revived and a federal council, the synedrion, was created which annually changed officers, strategoi. The seat of the league was in the largest Thessalian city, Larissa. The League continued to exist even after Thessaly became part of the new Roman province of Macedonia in 146 BCE. The names appearing on these issues are of the Strategoi of the League (Obverse) and Magistrates (Reverse).
2 commentsHydroMar 18, 2015
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC22 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
4 commentsHydroMar 18, 2015
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Anastasius I, SBCV 18A8 views[DNANASTA]SIVSPPAVG
Diademed draped bust right
Large M, star left, crescent facing out right, Cross above, E below
CON in ex.
AE follis, small module
Constantinople mint, 24mm, 8.71g
novacystisMar 17, 2015
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Licinius I, AE3, BI Nummus6 viewsAD 308 - 324
3.52 grams
Obv.: IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, holding globe & raising right hand, R left, T right, R*T in ex.Rome, RIC 23
This coin was purchased from HA
NGC MS - Strike 4/5 - Surface 4/5
My cost was $64
Richard M10Mar 17, 2015
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Heraclius, Sear 85311 viewsddNNhhERAC
Facing busts of Heraclius, left, with beard and Heraclius Constantine, right, both wearing chlamys and crowns with crosses
Large IB with Cross potent on two steps between,
AΛΕZ in ex.
12 nummi
Alexandria mint, 17mm, 4.35g
1 commentsnovacystisMar 17, 2015
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LUCILLA Sestertius, RIC 1779, Vesta7 viewsOBVERSE: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
REVERSE: VESTA, S-C, Vesta standing left, holding palladium and sacrificing with simpulum over lighted altar to left
Struck at Rome, 161-161 AD
30.4 mm, 21.89g
1 commentsLegatusMar 17, 2015
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Leo V “The Armenian,” AE18 Follis. Syracuse Mint.5 viewsAD 813-820
3.13 grams
Obv.: LEON, crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing loros, holding cross potent; Λ to r.Rev.: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe; cross to right.
SB 1637
Purchased on eBay
NGC Ch XF: Strike: 4/5: Surface: 4/5
Cost $42
Richard M10Mar 17, 2015
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Gordian III, Caesarea, Cappadocia, AR Drachm, Year 5 (AD241/2)8 viewsAD 238-244
3.40 grams
Obv. AV KAI M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate head r.
Rev. MHTPO KAICA BNE, Mount Argaeus flanked by pellets, surmounted by star.
Sear #3777v
Purchased on eBay
NGC AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5
Cost $93
2 commentsRichard M10Mar 17, 2015
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Geta, Antiochia, Pisidia, AE 233 viewsAD 209-211
5.72 grams
Obv. PO SEPT GETA SC, Bare-headed & draped bust right.
Rev. ANTIOCH GEN COL CA S, Genius of the colony standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
type similar to BMC 23
Purchased on eBay
NGC VF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5
Cost $105

The primary reason I purchased this coin is the “S” on the end of the reverse legend. I just have not been able to find a similar specimen. I am not saying it is rare or worthy of any additional attention. My inability to find another specimen most likely is due to my poor computer and web surfing skills. The BFNI in front of the @ sign in my e-mail address summarizes my approach to working with my computer – (B)rute – (F)orce – a(n)d – (I)gnorance. I would appreciate any info those of you out there can provide me on this variety.
Richard M10Mar 17, 2015
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TI. Claudius TI.F. AP.N. Nero, AR Denarius Serratus5 views79 BC
3.86 grams
Obv.: Diad. and dr. bust of Diana r., bow and quiver over shoulder, S.C. before.
Rev.: Victory in a briga r. holding palm, TI CLAVD TI F/AP N, Control No. XXXXII
Sear #310
Purchased from eBay
NGC Ch MS Strike: 5/5: Surface 5/5
Cost $104
This is a coin that almost did not end up in my collection. I came across this coin about 2 or 3 days before its auction was going to end on eBay. At that time it had not received a bid and had a starting price of $99.99 + $4 S&H. As far as I was concerned this coin was worth more than its asking price so why no bids? I have bad eyes (as well as kidneys and other health problems due to diabetes) so I studied the heck out of the two photos to see if could find the problems that kept bidders away from this coin. I just could not see the problem(s). I have heard evaluators on the Antique Road Show start with “••• were there any dealers at this auction when you purchased this?” The response would be yes. That would be followed up by “did any of them bid on this item?” The answer would be no. This would be followed by “didn’t this cause you to wonder why they did not bid?” Followed by silence. I had this same conversation a couple of times with a good friend of my who owns a coin shop in Rockville, MD when I brought him in a great find I made at a local auction only to be told I had a counterfeit. For the remaining days I kept coming back to see if this coin had received a bid. Then the final hour then the final minute. I entered a bid with 5 seconds to go and won. When the coin showed up I went over it with the strongest glass I have and found nothing. That was followed by the long wait to get it back from NGC to see if I was right or wrong.
Richard M10Mar 17, 2015
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Germany, Third Reich: 1938A 10 Reichspfennig (KM#92)9 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below
SpongeBobMar 17, 2015
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Theodosius I9 viewsAE3, 17mm, 2.7g, 12h; Siscia mint fourth period: AD 378-383
Obv.: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG; Daidemed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe and reversed spear, her left leg bare // BSISC.
Reference: RIC IX Siscia 27d (p.151) Scarce.
Notes: eBay sale, 4/8/15, 28.
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMar 17, 2015
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Severus Alexander / RIC 292/93.6 viewsDenarius, 222 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: PIETAS AVG / Pietas, veiled, standing, raising right hand over altar, and holding incense box.
2.99 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #292 / 293; Sear #7889.
CallimachusMar 17, 2015
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Gordian III Moesia Superiour ANI Sesterces2 viewsViminacium Mint. AD 239 Bull and Lion series.
Spirit of Moesia standing flanked by a bull (representing the VII legio) and the lion (representing the IIII Legio)
BanjaxedMar 17, 2015
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RPC II 1954 Vespasianus18 viewsObv: AYTOKPA OYEΣΠAΣIANOC KAIΣAP CEBACTOC, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY B, Eagle with wreath in beak standing, left, on club; in left field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (28.73 mm 14.65 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D. (4th group)
RPC 1954, Prieur 122
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 17, 2015
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115 and U-115v Hybrid, H-73a, CP-16, #01127 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115 and U-115v Hybrid, H-73a, CP-16, #01
avers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, similar legend in lines in circle of dots, border of dots.(Avers "legends" are C1-103, but the semi cufic legends in middle like C1-101)
revers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, similar legend in lines in circle of dots, border of dots. (with JOJ).(Revers are like C1-101)
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22,5 mm, weight: 1,93g, axis: 8h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-115_CNH-1-101-103(Hybrid)-CP-16_Huszar-073a, and Unger-115v, Toth-Kiss sigla-variation: new type,
Q-001
quadransMar 17, 2015
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byzantine weight 8 Siliquae=1 Tremissis3 views10 by 8 by 2mm
dotted N on one side
1.39g
Weber;Tafel 18
wileycMar 17, 2015
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byzantine weight 8 Siliquae=1 Tremissis1 viewsplain all sides
8 by 7 by 2mm
0.98 g corroded
Weber: Tafel 18
wileycMar 17, 2015
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis1 viewsplain all sides
10 by 10 by 3mm
2.86g
Weber; Tafel 15.16
wileycMar 17, 2015
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis2 viewsDotted B one side
15 by 9 by 2 mm
2.67g
Weber; Tafel 15.16
wileycMar 17, 2015
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis1 viewsunclear marking one side
15 by 10 by 1 mm
1.99g
Weber; Tafel 15
wileycMar 17, 2015
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Parion9 viewsDrachm, 3/4 drachm or hemidrachm - Medusa from Parion!1 commentsJaimelaiMar 16, 2015
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Seuthes III Bronze Head (Reproduction)11 viewsThe bronze head of Seuthes III was found ritually buried outside his tomb at Kazanlak. The photo is of a reproduction made to look as the head would have looked new. The actual bronze head is in remarkable similar condition with a slightly rougher greener patina and the eyes are plain green bronze.1 commentsJoe SermariniMar 16, 2015
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RPC-2403-Vespasian49 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint, 69 AD
RPC 2403 (9 spec.)
Obv: AYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PΩMH; Roma standing l., with spear and shield
VF

The first coins struck for Vespasian anywhere in the empire are those dated "Year 1" (LA) from Alexandria Egypt. The two legions stationed there under the Prefect Tiberius Julius Alexander were the first to declare him emperor. According to Tacitus - "The first move to convey imperial status to Vespasian took place at Alexandria. This was due to the eagerness of Tiberius Alexander, who caused his legions to swear allegiance to the new emperor on 1 July" (Hist 2.79). The year 1 coins were struck between 1 July and 28 August. The obverse legend of these first coins lack the title Augustus (sebastos). However, those dated Year 2 (29 August 69 - 28 August 70) include the title, which is strong evidence that Vespasian did not immediately adopt it during the first two months of his reign. Vespasian did not arrive in Alexandria until December, so the Alexandrian die engravers probably had no idea of the new emperor's appearance. Vespasian's portrait on this coin is far removed from the more traditional bald, "straining" appearance we are used to. It is interesting to note this tetradrachm was struck nearly 6 months before the senate in Rome recognised Vespasian as emperor and the first imperial coins in his name were struck there.

Roma had previously been featured on the Alexandrian coinage of Galba, although as a bust and not the standing figure seen here.

A hefty coin in hand with an unusually "pinched" portrait and interesting reverse.
6 commentsDavid AthertonMar 16, 2015
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139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSA, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, #1135 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSA, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, #1
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right, with two-row necklace.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMTSA, diameter:19- 20mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-159, p-519,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 16, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,132 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S-OLI-INVIC-T-O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 7h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC-V-II-862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 16, 2015
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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3084 (Estiot), RIC V-I 018, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXI, Concordia standing left, #7133 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3084 (Estiot), RIC V-I 018, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXI, Concordia standing left, #7
avers:- SEVERINA-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
revers:- CONCORD-IAE-M-ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. (Concordia3)
exerg: -/-//XXI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,47g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, Issue 10, ph-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-18, T-3084 (Estiot), C-7,
Q-007
1 commentsquadransMar 16, 2015
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian. Æ As S C Θ3 viewsReference.
McAlee 536f

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC Θ ΤΡΠΥΙΘΝEΡΥΙωΤΡΑΑΔΡΙΑΝΟCCΕBΑC
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right

Rev. Large S C
below, Θ; all within wreath.

25 mm
17.02 gr
1 h.
okidokiMar 16, 2015
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrianus. Æ As S C Єς2 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen 209; McAlee 536c

Obv. AVTOKAICTPAI AΔPIANOCCEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev. S • C
below, Єς; all within laurel wreath

14.28 gr
27 mm
12 h
okidokiMar 16, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS, FOLLIS RIC 30a Aquileia, c300 CE8 viewsObverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right.
Reverse: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Monet standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
AQT in ex. 9.4 g, 26 mm
NORMAN KMar 16, 2015
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Islamic weight; 1/3 denar (1 denar of 4.47g) 1 viewsBronze discoid, barrel weight
7 by 4mm
central dot both sides
1.49g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Byzantine coin weight 1 Tremissis= 8 siliguae2 viewsPlain both sides
9 by 9 by 2 mm
1.6g
Weber; Tafel 18-1.2-44.2
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Islamic weight; 1 Mitqal1 viewsBronze discoid, barrel weight
one central dot each side
10 by 5 mm
4.13 g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Islamic weight; 1 Mitqal3 viewsBronze discoid barrel weight
One central dot
10 mm by 6mm
4.20 g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis4 viewsfaint IB on one side
10 by 10 by 3mm
2.16 g
Weber 1.1-67.1, Hendin 363-365
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).1 viewscross with dots in each quarter
16mm 2.03g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).1 viewsclover leaf
blank on one side
17mm, 3.39 g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).1 viewsworn on neck

cross with two concentric circles on ends
half circle with concentric circles on end, and in arch
Date: end of 9th through tenth century
Knjaz St. Boris I obliges all the Bulgarians to bring Christian symbols after the conversion to Christianity (865 AD).
3mm/16mm 5.16g

21mm 3.09g
wileycMar 16, 2015
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1 shekel Hematite Babylonian/Syrian weight2 viewsSphendonoid flat base
24mm/9mm
8.3 g
Hendin; 23
wileycMar 16, 2015
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Lead Roman trade weight 1 views1 Sextans/2 oz
30mm/7mm
55g.
wileycMar 16, 2015
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CONSTANTIUS I CHLORiS, FOLLIS RIC 30a Aquilia, c300 CE6 viewsObverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right.
Reverse: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Monet standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
AQT in ex. 9.4 g, 36 mm
NORMAN KMar 16, 2015
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Parion, Mysia9 views480 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm
(Parion Archaic type)
3.05 gm, 12.5 mm
Obv.: Gorgon facing, surrounded by snakes
Rev.: cruciform incuse square: pellet in center of cross within incuse square
Pockmarked from fire damage?
Sear 3918;
BMC Mysia p. 95, 10
2 commentsJaimelaiMar 16, 2015
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Huszár 722var., Pohl 223-2, Unger 567c, Réthy II 232, Kaplan Subtype B 5 viewsHungary. Matthias "Corvinus" (Mátyás Hunyadi in Hun.) (1458-1490). AR denar, .58 g., 16.04 mm. max.,180°

Obv: + M • MATHIE • R • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), raven with ring in escutcheon.

Rev: PATRO — VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—P/thin rosette (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck in 1487-1490 (per Pohl) or 1489-1490 (per Huszár & Unger), with an average fineness of approximately .500 silver, and an average weight of .59023 g. This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Peter Schaider, oberkammergraf (per Pohl), in 1489 (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. This type has three subtypes. Subtype B comprises around 30% of the coins of this emission.

Subtype B coins do not have pellets to the sides of the shield. It is depicted in Huszár.
StkpMar 16, 2015
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Huszár 722, Pohl 223-4 var., Unger 567d var., Réthy II 232, Kaplan Subtype C 8 viewsHungary. Matthias "Corvinus" (Mátyás Hunyadi in Hun.) (1458-1490). AR denar, .54 g., 15.74 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + M • MATHIE • R • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), raven with ring in escutcheon, annulets to sides.

Rev: PATRON — VNGARIE, Crowned nimbate Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—•/¢ (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck in 1487-1490 (per Pohl) or 1489-1490 (per Huszár & Unger), with an average fineness of approximately .500 silver, and an average weight of .59023 g. This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Casper Stek for Peter Schaider, oberkammergraf (per Pohl), in 1487 (per Poh) or 1490 (per Unger).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. This type has three subtypes. Subtype C only appear with this privy mark, and comprise a small fraction of the coins of this emission. This is an unrecorded mintmark variety due to the pellet above the ¢.

Subtype C coins have annulets to the sides of the shield. It is depicted in Huszár.
1 commentsStkpMar 16, 2015
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05-01 - Cn.DOMITIUS L.f. AHENOBARBUS (42 - 36 A.C.)6 views Gneo Domicio Enobarbo bisabuelo de Nerón, político y militar .
AR Denarius 18x21 mm 3.8 gr

Anv: Cabeza masculina barbada viendo a derecha - "AHENOBAR" delante del busto.
Rev: Trofeo militar con 2 lanzas y escudo, sobre una proa de galera. "CN·DOMITIVS·IMP".

Acuñada en el 41 A.C.
Ceca móvil militar probablemente en la región de los mares Adriático ó Jónico.

Referencias: Sear RCTV I #1456 Pag.279, Craw RRC #519/2, Syd CRR #1177, BMCRR (East)#94, RSC I Domitia 21 Pag.45, Sear CRI #339, Babelon I Domitia 21 Pag.467, Catalli #841, Albert #1648
mdelvalleMar 15, 2015
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TR-No.B-TGVA/ƎPA12 (KC)3 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre 2nd Century B.C - 1st Century A.D. (Barbaric)

AE 12.06mm (Thickness 1.51mm), weight 0.76g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Turreted & veiled head of Tyche right.

Reverse: Galley left with prow terminating in volute and aphlaston at stern, date & ƎPA above.
AradosMar 15, 2015
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P196 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.58g, 13.8mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / יהמ
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / Y / YHM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea21; TJC P19
about VF/F, sand patina, detailed inscription
1 commentsJochenMar 15, 2015
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Diocletian antoninianus from Lvgdvnvm67 viewsDiocletian antoninianus. Lvgdvnvm mint. 286 AD.
3.62 grs and 21 mm.
Obs. : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. : IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left.
RIC 47
7 commentslabienusMar 15, 2015
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Campania, Neapolis, ca. 320-300 BC, AR Didrachm 6 viewsHead of the Siren Parthenope right, hair bound by band, wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; pileos behind.
Man-faced bull standing right with head facing while being crowned by Nike flying right above; K below.

HN Italy 579.

(19 mm, 7.23 g, 10h).
Classical Numismatic Group e-Auction 167, 27 June 2007, 7; from the Charles Gillet collection, ex-Stacks, 15 November 1989, 90.
n.igmaMar 15, 2015
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-3, Unger 646b, Réthy II 278A, dated 1506 5 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, .41 g., 15.48 mm. max., 180°

Obv: 1506 * WLADISLAI * R * VNGARI *, shield w/ Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion, & Polish eagle in escutcheon in center.

Rev: * PATRONA * --* VNGARIE *, Crowned Madonna w/ infant Jesus to her right, K-H flanking.

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger) or 1490-1498 (per Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Hans Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
StkpMar 15, 2015
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A, dated 1515 6 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, .56 g., 15.88 mm. max., 270°

Obv: 1515 * WLADISLAI * R * VNGARI *, shield w/ Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion, & Polish eagle in escutcheon in center

Rev: * PATRONA * --* VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna w/ infant Jesus to her right, K-G flanking.

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger) or 1490-1498 (per Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Georg Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
1 commentsStkpMar 15, 2015
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Huszár 841, Pohl 255-38, Unger 673u, Réthy II 306A, dated 1527 8 viewsHungary. Louis II (Lajos II in Hun.) (1516-1526). AR denar, ): .64 g., 15.83 mm. max., 180°

Obv: 1527 * LVDOVICVS ◦ R ◦ VNGAR *, shield w/ Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion, & Polish eagle in escutcheon in center.

Rev: PATRONA * --* VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna w/ infant Jesus to her right, L-K flanking.

The type was struck 1516-1527 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (Körmöcbánya, in Hun., now Kremnica, Slovakia) and was a posthumous issue of Louis II (per Pohl). Louis II died on August 29, 1526 when he drowned while fleeing from the Turks after the carnage of the battle of Mohács.

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 3.
1 commentsStkpMar 15, 2015
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Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 85 BC, AR Hemidrachm - in the style of the Achaian League 4 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Central AX monogram; pilei of the Dioskouri flanking, ΛAI monogram above and ΩΠMY monogram below, all within laurel wreath.

HGC 5, 643 (S); Clerk 319; BCD Peloponnesos 865.4; SNG Cop 320.

(13 mm, 2.36 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group, August 2007; from BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex-Johan Christian Holm (Denmark) 1976.

Although this coin is in the style of the Achaian League style, it was issued at a time when Sparta was not a member of the League. It is believed that the issue of this coin type was a “voluntary” contribution to the Roman campaign when Sulla was fighting Mithradates VI. This issue was struck the style of the coinage of the League, which was more acceptable to the Greek mercenaries who received it as pay while engaged by Rome. Sparta also issued autonomous silver coinage (example below) around the same time and for the following thirty years.
n.igmaMar 15, 2015
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Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 80-50 BC, AR Triobol 3 viewsLaureate head of bearded Herakles right.
Amphora entwined by snake between pilei of the Dioscouri; Λ-A and KA-PEY below; all within laurel wreath.

HGC 5, 612; BCD Peloponnesos 881-882; Grunauer VIII, series 23, 124; SNG Lockett 2492.

(18 mm, 2.34 g, 9h).
Classical Numismatic Group, August 2007; from BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex-Schulten 135, 20 October 1988, 344.
n.igmaMar 15, 2015
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Sicily, Syracuse, Hiketas II, 287-278 BC, Æ 21 5 viewsWreathed head of Kore right; ΣYPA in right field.
Charioteer in biga galloping right, star above, ΠX in exergue.

SNG ANS 763 var. (torch symbol on obverse; X in exergue of reverse).

(21 mm, 9.41 g, 5h).
Classical Numismatic Group electronic Auction 167, 27 June 2007, 37; from the Charles Gillet collection; ex-Stacks 23 May 1990, 262.
n.igmaMar 15, 2015
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L. Appuleius Saturninus 4 viewsL. Appuleius Saturninus
AR denarius
Rome 104 B.C. Helmeted Roma head left bankers mark on check / Saturn in galloping quadriga right, pellet omega below, L.SATVRN in exergue. Cr. 317/3. ?
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Mar 15, 2015
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)24 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ, Radiate and cuirassed bust left seen from the front.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing right, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines below.
Antioch Mint, Stuck Year 3 246/247 A.D.
11.7g
26mm
Prieur 360
5 commentsMatMar 15, 2015
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Lugdunum, RIC VIII 218, 153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1125 viewsLugdunum, RIC VIII 218, 153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1
avers: - FL-CL-IVLIA-NVS-PP-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: - No legend, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in four line, in wreath.
exerg: -/-//LVG, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,03g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 360-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 218, p-,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2015
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153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VIII 218, AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1149 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VIII 218, AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1
avers: FL-CL-IVLIA-NVS-PP-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: No legend, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in four line, in wreath.
exerg: -/-//LVG, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,03g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 360-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 218, p-,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2015
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153b Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 320-322var ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #1147 views153b Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 320-322var ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #1
avers:- confusing text, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- confusing text, Bull standing right, two stars above,
exergo: -/-//???, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: 7h,
mint: Arles (Barbar), date: ???, ref: RIC VIII 320-322var ???,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2015
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Constans, 333-337 AD6 viewsAE3, 17mm, 1.8g, 12h; Siscia mint: 347-348.
Obv.: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN; Two Victories standing, facing one another, each holding wreath and palm // ΓSIS.
Reference: RIC VIII Siscia 183 (p. 363).
Notes: ex-coin.ages, eBay sale, 3/4/15, 33.
John AnthonyMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 859, Sestertius of AD 134-13817 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,65g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, draped bare-headed bust left.
Rev.: MAVRETANIA around, S C in field, Mauretania, in short tunic, standing in front of a horse pacing left, holding it by the reins and holding a javelin pointing downwards in left hand.
RIC 859 (S); BMCRE 1763; Cohen 957; Strack 721
Ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 176, lot 2287 (march 2009).

Mauretania (modern Morocco and NW Algeria) was home to the Numidians or Mauri (the "Moors"), the ancestors of today's Berber people. Since the annexation of Mauretania by Claudius in AD 44, light cavalry (equites Maurorum or Numidarum) were recruited into the regular Auxilia. These dreaded Mauri horsemen had been involved in many Roman wars, and from the Second Punic War until the 3rd century AD, the bulk of Rome's light cavalry (apart from mounted archers from Syria) consisted of Mauri horsemen. On Trajan's Column, they are depicted with long hair in dreadlocks, riding small horses bare-back and unbridled, with a simple braided rope round their mount's neck for control. They wear no body or head armour, carrying only a small, round leather shield. Their weaponry consisted of several short javelins. Numidian cavalry would harass the enemy by hit-and-run attacks, riding up and loosing volleys of javelins, then scattering faster than any opposing cavalry could pursue.
1 commentsCharles SMar 14, 2015
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.09.118., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC, Nikae advancing left,120 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.09.118., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC, Nikae advancing left,
avers:- AVK-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKO-ΠOΛIT, Nikae advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-16,5mm, weight: 2,73g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.09.18., p-76, PB-, HM-,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2015
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.09.118., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC, Nikae advancing left,134 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.09.118., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC, Nikae advancing left,
avers:- AVK-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKO-ΠOΛIT, Nikae advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-16,5mm, weight: 2,73g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.09.18., p-76, PB-, HM-,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2015
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Roman AE-Key, #03134 viewsRoman AE-Key, #03
size:59x19 mm,
weight: 33,81g,
distribution: Roma,
date:
ref:
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 14, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 114/N‘12-C (KB)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 146-145 B.C

AE 15.78mm (Thickness 2.36mm), weight 3.25g, 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) & ayin (‘) above , Aradian era date 114 below.
AradosMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 634, Sestertius of AD 125-128 (Neptune)9 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,3g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 125-128.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right (drapery on left shoulder).
Rev.: COS III (around) S C (field), Neptune standing left, holding trident and dolphin right foot on prow.
RIC 634; Cohen 311; Strack 603.
Ex G.Henzen (1998)

Return to Rome in AD 126 after travels to Greece and Sicily, with sacrifice of thanks to Neptune, who safely brought Hadrian back across the sea.
1 commentsCharles SMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 636, Sestertius of AD 125-128 (Roma)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (30.7g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 125-128.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: COS III (around) S C (ex.), Roma seated left holding Victory & cornucopiae, shields behind.
RIC 636; Cohen 342
Ex D.Ruskin (1994).
Charles SMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 650, Sestertius of AD 126-128 (Neptune)11 viewsObv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; drapery on lleft shoulder
Rev.: COS III (around) NEP RED / S C (in two lines in field), Neptune standing right holding trident and dolphin; left foot on ships' prow.
RIC 650; Cohen 981; Strack 595; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values, II) 3612 var. ; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 116/67
Ex G.Henzen (1995)

Return to Rome in AD 126 after travels to Greece and Sicily, with sacrifice of thanks to Neptune, NEPtunus REDux, who safely brought Hadrian back across the sea.
1 commentsCharles SMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 710c, Sestertius of AD 132-134 (Justitia)11 viewsObv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare headed draped bust right.
Rev.: IVSTITIA AGG COS III P P around, S C in ex., Justitia seated left holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 710c; Cohen 885; Strack 818.
Ex Künker Auktion 153
Charles SMar 14, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 710f, Sestertius of AD 130 (Justitia)14 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.7g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 130.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, draped, bare-headed bust left.
Rev.: IVSTITIA AVG COS III P P (around) S C (ex.), Justitia seated l, holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 710 f ; BMCRE 1425; Cohen 887; Strack 818.
Ex G.Henzen (1997).
Charles SMar 14, 2015
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Parion, Mysia6 views480 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm
(Parion Archaic type)
2.27 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Gorgon facing, surrounded by snakes
Rev.: cruciform incuse square: pellet in center of cross within incuse square
Sear 3918;
BMC Mysia p. 95, 10
JaimelaiMar 14, 2015
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161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), AE-1, RIC IX 55, Constantinopolis, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right,132 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), AE-1, RIC IX 55, Constantinopolis, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right,
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL-FLAC-CILLA-AVG, Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle.
revers:- SALVS-REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column.
exe: -/-//CONΓ , diameter: 22mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 55, p-229,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 13, 2015
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Ancient Greece, Judaea: Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE) Æ Prutah (Hendin-1150)13 viewsObv: Paleo-Hebrew inscription (Yehonatan the King) among the rays of an eight-pointed star, all within a diadem.
Rev: Greek inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander) around an inverted anchor.
1 commentsSpongeBobMar 13, 2015
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Augustus Quinarius12 viewsAugustus AR Quinarius, 13mm, 1.69g, Emerita mint, P. Carisius, legatus pro praetor, c. 25-23 BC.
O: AVGVST, Bare head l.
R: P CARISI LEG, Victory standing r., placing wreath on a trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass; dagger and sword at base of trophy. - RIC I 1b; RSC 387.
NemonaterMar 13, 2015
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-32-01, AE-Dupondius, #1143 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-32-01, AE-Dupondius, #1
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side.
exergo:AN IIII, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., ref: Pick-084, PM-1-32-1,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 13, 2015
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Licinius II8 viewsAe Follis, 19mm, 3.5g, 12h; Heraclea mint: AD 317.
Obv.: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laureate, draped, small bust left, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right.
Rev.: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; campgate with three turrets // MHTΔ.
Reference: RIC VII Heraclea 19.
Notes: ex-Victor Clark, electronic sale, 3/8/15, 70.
2 commentsJohn AnthonyMar 13, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI London 121a6 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left and raising right
Minted in London (T | F / PLN) A.D. Autumn A.D. 310
Reference(s) – RIC VI London 121a

4.46 gms. 22mm
maridvnvmMar 13, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI London 121a4 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left and raising right
Minted in London (T | F / PLN) A.D. Autumn A.D. 310
Reference(s) – RIC VI London 121a

2.84 gms. 23-26mm
maridvnvmMar 13, 2015
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q22 #25 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.01g, 15.55mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכ / דולוח / ריה / מ
from r. to l. YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / R YHW / M
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[d]im
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. Hendin 474; AJC Fa22; TJC Q22
VF/F+, patina damage on rev.
pedigree:
ex coll. Ira Ettinger
JochenMar 13, 2015
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119 - Victorinus - RIC 0785 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Mars (soldier) standing right holding shield and spear
Reference:– RIC 78

4.93 gms
maridvnvmMar 13, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 631b, Sestertius of AD 125-128 (Diana) 8 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.8g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 125-128.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: COS III (around) S C (field), Diana standing right holding bow and arrow.
RIC 631b; Cohen 316; Strack 600
Charles SMar 13, 2015
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RPC-2414-Vespasian17 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 2414 (19 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., date LB before neck
Rev: ALEΞANΔPEIA; Alexandria standing, l., with wreath and sceptre
aVF

An interesting reverse type struck in year 2 of Vespasian's reign. The personification of Alexandria (or Alexander the Great?) is seen here offering a victor's wreath, presumably to Vespasian, and holding a sceptre. It's an important propaganda type when you consider Vespasian was still consolidating his power base at the time this coin was issued.

Deeply toned and struck in a typical "Alexandrian" style. A most wonderful piece in hand.
6 commentsDavid AthertonMar 12, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Liard1 viewsLiard à l'écu, cuivre, 3,02 g.
A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1780.
Réfs : Droulers 627 (assez peu d'exemplaires)
GabalorMar 12, 2015
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