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Anonimous - Quadrans0 viewsJose CMay 30, 2017
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RPC-2405-Vespasian5 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 11.86g
Alexandria mint, 69 AD
RPC 2405 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., date LA before neck
Rev: ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ; laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus, r.
Acquired from Heritage Auctions (eBay), May 2017.

Struck in July/August 69, this is the rarest tetradrachm type for Vespasian's regnal year one at Alexandria. The reverse featuring Titus Caesar is no doubt a nod both to his importance as Vespasian's heir and his new role as supreme commander of the legions suppressing the Jewish Revolt.

Worn, but in good Alexandrian style with the portraits still intact.
David AthertonMay 30, 2017
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Thessaly, Larissa. Circa 350's BC. AR Drachm0 viewsObv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair above ampyx combed straight back.
Rev: Horse standing right.
ancientoneMay 30, 2017
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Mysia, Pergamum. Septimius Severus AE18.2 viewsObv: AVT KAI CEBHPOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPΓAMHNΩN B, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent entwined staff. SNG Cop 496; BMC 310
ancientoneMay 30, 2017
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Italian States. Aquileia, Patriarchate.0 viewsBernardi 67a, CNI VI p. 36, 1.

AR denaro (nominal weight .72 gr. in 1402 and .71 gr. in 1403, but actually ranging from .54-.68 gr.; nominal fineness .528 in 1402 and .521 in 1403); .66 gr., 17.43 mm. max., 0◦.

Struck 1402-1403 under Patriarch Antonio II Panciera (1402-1411).

Obv: + AnTOnIVS * PATRIARCA, shield with Patriarch's coat of arms; diagonal band in top compartment over star below.

Rev: * AQV ☼ ILE ☼ GEn ☼ SIS, eagle facing right with wings spread.

Bernardi rarity C.
StkpMay 30, 2017
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Italian States. Aquileia, Patriarchate.0 viewsBernardi 65a, CNI VI p. 35, 1.

AR denaro (nominal weight .83 gr. in 1398 and .73 gr. in 1401, but actually ranging from .53-.86 gr.; nominal fineness .542); .61 gr., 17.64 mm. max., 0◦.

Struck 1398-1401 under Patriarch Antonio I Gaetani (1395-1402).

Obv: + AnTOnIVS P -- ATRhA, ancient helmet surmounted by a rampant eagle's head, facing right, flanked by letters A-n, over slightly-inclined shield with Patriarch's coat of arms (two diagonal bands).
Rev: * AQV ☼ ILE ☼ GEn ☼ SIS, eagle facing right with wings spread.

Bernardi rarity C.
StkpMay 30, 2017
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Italian States. Aquileia, Patriarchate.0 viewsBernardi 64b, CNI VI p. 36, 10.

AR denaro (nominal weight .83 gr. in 1398 and .73 gr. in 1401, but actually ranging from .67-.87 gr.; nominal fineness .542); .75 gr., 18.53 mm. max., 0◦.

Struck 1398-1401 under Patriarch Antonio I Gaetani (1395-1402).

Obv: + AnTOnIVS ☼ PATRIARChA [AR lignate], shield with Patriarch's coat of arms (two diagonal bands).

Rev: AQV -- ILE -- GEn -- SIS, voided long cross with five-petal roses in the quarters, small cross above the cross.

Bernardi rarity R2.
StkpMay 30, 2017
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Yeshivah Rabbi Akibah Eiger (New York, New York)0 viewsAE token, 34.98 mm. max., 180◦, undated.

Obv: HELP US CARRY ON, along solid border above two boys standing right, facing and shaking hands, in center, YESHIVAH RABBI / AKIBAH EIGER / 9-11 MONTGOMERY m above building in center, and 9-11 MONTGOMERY STREET / NEW YORK CITY in four rows along solid border below.

Rev: LET THIS TOKEN BE AN EVER PLEASANT REMINDER TO YOU, along solid border, building in center.

Ref: None known.

Note: Rabbi Akibah Eiger (1761-1837) was born in Eisenstadt (then Hungary) and served as the rabbi of Märkisch Friedland, West Prussia (1791- 1815) and Poznań, Poland (1817-1837). He was a leading Talmudic scholar and an opponent of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) Movement.
Nothing is known about the school that bears his name.
StkpMay 30, 2017
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Levon I. 1198-1219. AE tank 0 viewsObv: Crowned head facing slightly right.
Rev: Patriarchal cross with two stars.
Armenian Kingdom, Cilician Armenia. Levon I. 1198-1219.
AE tank, 30 mm, 7.1 g.
ancientoneMay 30, 2017
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EB00092 viewsTarentum, CALABRIA , AR diobol
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: Herakles strangling lion
EBMay 29, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Philetairos, Athena, bow, palm branch1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE13, after 282 B.C.
Pergamene Kingdom, Philetairos
Obv.: head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with a griffin
Rev.: ΦIΛE/TAIΡOΥ, bow, palm branch below
AE, 13mm, 2.07g
Ref.: SNG STOCKHOLM 2087?
shanxiMay 29, 2017
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S.854 Alchred with Archbishop Ecgberht2 viewsSceat of Alchred, king of Northumbria 765-774 with Ecgberht, archbishop of York
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 854
O: +AL.hHRDh (retrograde)
R: EGBERhT AR

A rare coin produced in the last year of Ecgberht's life. Ecgberht produced coins with Eadberht, Aethelwald Moll, and Alchred. He was a contemporary of Venerable Bede.

Ex- Silbury Coins, EMC 2014.0360
NapMay 29, 2017
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Severus Alexander Denarius Victoria 4 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, placing right hand on a shield,
holding palm in left, seated captive under the shield.
References: RIC IV 257; RSC 558a; Sear 7292. Rarity: R1.
18mm, 2.9 grams.
CanaanMay 29, 2017
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Chersonese, Thrace, AR hemidrachm, Ca. 400-338 BC. 2 viewsObv. Forepart of lion rearing right, head reverted and roaring.
Rev. Quadripartite incuse square, pellet and grape bunch in opposing lowered quadrants.
References: McClean 4079.
12mm, 2.4 grams.
CanaanMay 29, 2017
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RIC 3, p.276, 792 - Lucilla, VOTA PVBLICA round wreath8 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, Wreath surrounded by legend, in centre, a dot
Ag, 18mm, 2.98g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 792
2 commentsshanxiMay 29, 2017
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Parthia - Vonones II (8-12 AD)5 viewsMetal/Size: AR 21; Weight: 3.82 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 8-12 AD; Obverse: Helmeted bust facing, wearing diadem; helmet with horn; at each side of bust are six-pointed stars; Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow; monogram below Greek inscription. References: Sellwood #67.1; Shore #368.1 commentsmuseumguyMay 29, 2017
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)3 viewsMetal/Size: 17.7 mm; Weight: 3.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon Mint: Ecbatana Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King facing left with long beard and wearing diadem. Possible "M" behind head. Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. ("Great King Arsaces the Noble"). References: Sellwood #26.28.1 commentsmuseumguyMay 28, 2017
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7 viewsQuant.GeekMay 28, 2017
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6 views2 commentsQuant.GeekMay 28, 2017
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1541 MYSIA, Parium Hadrian Ae 20 Capricorn2 viewsreference.
RPC III, 1541;
Issue Coins with ethnic (CGIP, then CGIHP)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN AVG
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. COS III C G I P TRIB P
Capricorn with cornucopia, right

3.87 gr
20 mm
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okidokiMay 28, 2017
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Ancient Rome: Wax Tablet Silver Stylus (ca. 1st -3rd century CE)7 viewsThis would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors.1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 28, 2017
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18 Commodus1 viewsPaddyMay 28, 2017
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51 Constantius I Chlorus RIC 055a2 viewsConstantius I Caesar 293-305. Æ Follis. Antioch Mint. 300-301 AD. (26mm,12.29g,7h) Obv: F L VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right. Rev: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia; K-Γ/V//ANT.
RIC 55a
1 commentsPaddyMay 28, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria.2 viewsObverse: ΘEW KAPW CEB. Laureate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: AΦIEPOCIC. Round, burning and garlanded altar on base, star in upper left field.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 7.1gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 4777 | Emmett 3995

This coin is an undated posthumous type bearing the legend AΦIEPOCIC, one of the most interesting features of the Alexandrian coinage of Marcus Aurelius Carus.
*AlexMay 28, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria.0 viewsObverse: ΘEW KAPW CEB. Laureate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: AΦIEPOCIC. Eagle standing facing on rod, head right, wings open.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 7.96gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 4776

This coin is an undated posthumous type bearing the legend AΦIEPOCIC, one of the most interesting features of the Alexandrian coinage of Marcus Aurelius Carus.
*AlexMay 28, 2017
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Trajan RIC 1612 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 106-107 AD. (2.94g, 19mm, 1h) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars standing right, holding spear and shield.
Woytek 218f; RIC 161

Ex: Roma Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
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15 Faustina RIC 3564 viewsDiva Faustina I. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. After 141 AD. (3.27g; 18mm) Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AVGVSTA, Ceres veiled standing left, holding torch and sceptre.
RIC 356; Cohen 96. BMC 399

Ex: Naville Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
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15 Antoninus Pius RIC 1812 viewsANTONINUS PIUS 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 148-149 AD. (3.22g; 18.42mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Salus standing facing, head left, holding patera & rudder on globe, feeding a serpent entwined around altar.
RIC 181; RSC 281; BMC 670

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
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14 Hadrian RIC 2651 viewsHadrian 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 136 AD. (3.41g; 18.19mm) Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right. Rev: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on chair, holding palladium and spear; shield beside chair.
RIC 265; RSC 1312
PaddyMay 28, 2017
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Celtic2 viewsGALLIC CELTS?, billon Tdrm. , circa 150 BC,
Obverse: barbarized head (ear replaced by 8) right
Reverse: stylized fragmented horse right
References: SG 110, De la Tour, pl. XXVII
EBMay 28, 2017
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Sinking of the RMS Lusitania Medallion, 19157 viewsObv: KEINE BANNWARE “No Contraband,” a depiction of the sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania. Cannons and an airplane can be seen on her deck. Exergue: DER GROSSDAMPFER = LUSITANIA = DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENKT 5 MAI 1915 ”The liner Lusitania sunk by a German submarine 5 May 1915” (the actual date of the sinking was May 5th)

Rev: GESCHÄFT ÜBER ALLES. ”Business above all,” A crowd of men, one reading a newspaper, standing clamoring to buy tickets from Death at the window of a ticket office. CUN[ARD] LINIE above ticket window, CUNARD to the right of window, FARHKARTEN AUSGABE ”Ticket Office” below. Exergue: K. G.

Designer: Karl Goetz

Note: This medallion is a British copy made for propaganda purposes. It is estimated that over 300,000 copies were produced and sold for 1 shilling each. It came in a presentation box, and included propagandist literature.

Cast iron, Diameter: 55.24 mm, Axis: 0⁰
Matt InglimaMay 28, 2017
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Maximinus I (235 - 238 A.D.)9 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
EGYPT, Alexandria
O:  AYTO MAΞIMINOC EVC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Athena standing facing, head left, holding shield and spear; L Δ (date) across field. Dated RY 4 (237/8 AD)
9.4g
24mm
Köln 2580 var. (obv. legend); Dattari 4567; K&G 65.57; Emmett 3274.4
2 commentsMatMay 28, 2017
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James A. Garfield Memorial3 viewsObv: Bust of Garfield facing left.

Rev: J. A. GARFIELD BORN NOV. 19, 1831 DIED SEPT. 19, 1881 within a laurel wreath
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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George Washington Cabinet Token3 viewsObv: PATER PATRIAE, bust of George Washington facing right.

Rev: A MEMORIAL OF THE WASHINGTON CABINET MAY 1859 within a laurel wreath
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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Lincoln Mourning Medal3 viewsObv: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right.

Rev: A scroll, before a broken column that is flanked by two American flags.

Engravers: Anthony C. Paquet and William Barber (whose initial "B" is visible on the truncation of Lincoln's neck).

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: c. 1865 (20th Century restrike), Bronze, Diameter: 18.36 mm
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant Medal4 viewsObv: Bust of Lincoln facing right

Rev: Bust of Grant facing right.
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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Lincoln Trail Souvenir Token 19694 viewsObv: LINCOLN HERITAGE TRAIL, beardless head of Abraham Lincoln facing right.

Rev: KENTUCKY * INDIANA * ILLINOIS 1969, a depiction of Lincoln riding the legal circuit in the Midwest, a log cabin with split-rail fence in background.
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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Caria (Miletos/Mylasa/Uncertain City?)5 views420-390 B.C.
Silver Tetartemorion
0.19 gm, 5 mm
Obv: Head of roaring lion facing right
Rev.: Bird standing left within incuse square, pellets above right and below left

SNG Kayhan 947/8 (probably Mylasa)
SNG Keckman 924 (Uncertain Carian Mint)
Rosen 407/8 (var. - Asia Minor Uncertain Mint)
RJO (2d) AR Lydo-Milesian 1/96 Stater (0.15 g) · Right-facing Group (525-500 B.C. Miletos Mint)
JaimelaiMay 27, 2017
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1893 Columbian Exposition "Discovery of America" Medal7 viewsObv: SIGNING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - JULY 4TH 1776, a scene of the Signing taking place in Independence Hall; a banner inscribed: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION;" an eagle, with spread wings, atop a shield; to the left is a portrait of COLUMBUS, to the right is a portrait of WASHINGTON; CHICAGO below.

Rev: DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, a scene of Columbus's landing; a banner inscribed: "OCTOBER 1492;" a scene of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth; DEC. 1620; LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS.

Designed by Charles Reinsch; Struck by S. D. Childs & Co., Chicago.

White metal; Diameter: 58.44 mm

HK-157 (WM), Eglit 36 (WM)
Matt InglimaMay 27, 2017
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S.779 Anglo-Saxon sceat8 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.779
Series C1
O: Radiate bust right, APA in runes
R: Degenerated standard with TOTII

The quality of the artistry during the primary phase decreased as time progressed. The reverse "standard" is derived from old Roman coins.

Ex- Copperbark Ltd, DNW 12 Nov 2015 (lot 8), Julian Birch, Patrick Finn FPL 17 (27)
1 commentsNapMay 27, 2017
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S.777 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.777
Series BI
O: Diademed head right within serpent circle, pellets in front of face
R: Bird on cross

Possibly a contemporary imitation of a series B sceat, though many "official" types are extroardinarily blundered.

Ex- Leodis Hammered Coins, EMC 2013.0096
NapMay 27, 2017
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Gaul, Massalia, Marseille. Æ12.3 views Obv: MAC / Laureate head of Apollo r.
Rev: NM / Capricorn r. with trident between forelegs.
After 49BC.
ancientoneMay 27, 2017
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Vologases III5 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.11-12
1 commentsRobert L3May 26, 2017
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Vologases III2 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.10

Ex-Parthicus Collection
Robert L3May 26, 2017
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Vologases III1 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.11-12

Ex-Parthicus Collection
Robert L3May 26, 2017
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Vologases II1 viewstetradrachm, 77 – 80 AD
Sellwood 72.2v

Ex-Parthicus Collection
Robert L3May 26, 2017
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MER RIC: 3443 variant1 viewsMint: Ticinum, 2nd Officina
Date: 265 AD
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
Reverse: FELICIT TEMP
Felicitas stg. l., holding short-handled caduceus in r. hand and long sceptre in l. hand
Exergue: –/–//V
TacitusMay 26, 2017
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4099 ARABIA, Decapolis. Petra. Hadrian Æ 28 Tyche3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4099; Spijkerman 2; Sofaer pl. 155,3; BMC 1

Issue Petra metropolis

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust (with gorgoneion) of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.

12.56 gr
28 mm
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1 commentsokidokiMay 26, 2017
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RPC II 2731 Domitianus9 viewsObv: AYT KAIC ΘEO YIOC ΔOMIT CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev: L IE, Emperor in quadriga, right, with branch and sceptre
AE/Hemidrachm (29.73 mm 13.686 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 95-96 A.D.
RPC 2731 - Dattari-Savio 458 (this coin)
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 31 Lot 193 From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
FlaviusDomitianusMay 26, 2017
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RPC II 2547 Domitianus12 viewsObv: AVT ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right
Rev: L H (across field), Canopus jar of Osiris to right
BIL/Tetradrachm (25.23 mm 8.554 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 88-89 A.D.
RPC 2547, Dattari-Savio 436-437, SNG France 4 914
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 31 Lot 191 From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 26, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 1 X•XI IN EXERGUE UNPUBLISHED AND EXTREMELY RARE!6 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A (OR H)//X•XI (SIC!)
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 921 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH X•XI MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 977
NOTE: UNPUBLISHED AND APPARENTLY ONLY THE SECOND KNOWN SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE (THE OTHER FROM OFFICINA "H" BEING IN P. GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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PROBUS RIC 858 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG OFFICINA 47 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 858 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH KA•Δ• MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 979
EXTREMELY RARE
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 1804 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RZ
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 12h
RIC:
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 180 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 967
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 4715 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONS PROB AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥B
WEIGHT 3.47g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 173
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 471 (172 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 926
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 4893 views OBVERSE: PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RAA
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 223
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 489 (84 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 935
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED AEQVITI SERIES (LETTER "A")
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 4784 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RZ
WEIGHT 3.33g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 155
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 478 (175 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 953
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 3745 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗE
WEIGHT 4.04g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 185
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 374 (50 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 925
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 3756 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗE
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 202
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 375 (28 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 924
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 4353 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R(WREATH)Z
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 435 (22 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 934
Barnaba6May 26, 2017
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MPR 3725 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗΔ
WEIGHT 3.32g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 372 (80 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 961
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MPR 4724 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥Γ
WEIGHT 3.23g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 200
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 472 (173 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 927
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MPR 152 VAR. UNLISTED WITH VIRTVS AVG LEGEND EXTREMELY RARE6 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 226 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 152 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ABBREVIATED LEGEND VIRTVS AVG)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 921
NOTE: UNPUBLISHED COIN. SECOND KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN P.GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
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MPR 150 RARE3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 4.30g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 166
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 150 (4 EX.)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 9 ex. (INCLUDING SPECIMENS WITH DECORATED SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 976
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MPR 290 EXTREMELY RARE !!!3 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*ζ
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 163
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 290 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 956
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MPR 313 VERY RARE3 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Δ
WEIGHT 3.50g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 165
J. GUILLEMAIN, MPR 313 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 947
NOTE: REGULAR WREATH TIES
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MPR 269 RARE3 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*Γ
WEIGHT 3.21g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 196
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 269 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO.900
NOTE: SHIELD DECORATED WITH EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS
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MPR 127 VERY RARE3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F9
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RГ
WEIGHT 3.53g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 191 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 127 (2 EX.)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 6 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 909
NOTE: RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE !
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MPR 241 EXTREMELY RARE !!!3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Rζ
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 190 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 241 (1 EX.)
S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 4 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 908
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MPR 316 VAR. UNPUBLISHED AND EXTREMELY RARE7 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*B
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-25mm
RIC: 238 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ABBREVIATED VIRTVS AVG LEGEND)
MPR 316 VAR. (UNLISTED FOR OFFICINA B)
COLLECTION NO. 931
NOTE: COMPLETELY UNPUBLISHED COIN, second known specimen to me, the other being in U. Neumann' collection.
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MPR 1213 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RB
WEIGHT 4.57g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 204
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 2009: 121 (18 EX.)
S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN 2006: 26 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 930
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MPR 455 RARE2 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RГ
WEIGHT 4.12g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 455 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 906
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MPR 010 RR3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 673
MPR 010 (3 EX.)
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 9 EX.
COLLECTION NO.: 974
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MPR 084 RR3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R
WEIGHT 3.97g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 243
J.Guillemain, MPR 084 (6 ex.)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006 (8 ex.)
Collection no. 910
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MPR 083 RRR3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC: 161
J.Guillemain, MPR 083 (1 ex.)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006 (4 ex.)
Collection no. 907
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BASTIEN 3533 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.78g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22,5 mm
RIC: 109
BASTIEN: 353 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 905
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BASTIEN 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST) - EXTREMELY RARE !!!7 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.42g / AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 23-24,5mm
RIC: 74
BASTIEN: 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST)
COLLECTION NO: 944
NOTE: THIS COIN IS COMPLETELY UNPUBLISHED !!!
EX REYSSOUZE HOARD
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BASTIEN 3453 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II?
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 22-24mm
RIC: 73
BASTIEN: 345 (10 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 945
EX REYSSOUZE HOARD
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BASTIEN 3444 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: COMES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 4.67g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 67
BASTIEN: 344 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 949
RARE
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BASTIEN 242C 5 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS 6h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC: 85 VAR. (OFFICINA III UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 242C (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 940
NOTE: Gorgoneion on schield
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BASTIEN 242a 3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 85 VAR. (OFFICINA III UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 242a (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 949
NOTE: Gorgoneion on schield
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PROBUS RIC 9283 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA T_EMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 23mm
RIC 928
COLLECTION NO. 913
RARE
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 1 EMMISSION RRR2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ//KA
EMMISSION: 1
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 920 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 912
Attribution based on S. Estiot, L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus in Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.
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PROBUS RIC 911 OFFICINA 23 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: CM//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.55g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 911
COLLECTION NO. 964
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PROBUS RIC 905 B4 BUST RARE !!!4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: B4 (Radiate cuirassed bust right seen from back)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 905 VAR. (B4 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 973
NOTE: VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE !!!
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PROBUS RIC 911 VAR. NO MINTMARK RRR3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.40g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 911 VAR. 911 VAR. (NO MINTMARK UNLISTED IN RIC)
COLLECTION NO. 902
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE VARIETY WITHOUT ANY MINTMARK
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PROBUS RIC 913 CM//XXI3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: CM//XXI
WEIGHT 4.67g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 957
NOTE: SHIELD DECORATED WITH EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS
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PROBUS RIC 905 OFFICINA 1 XXI*3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI*
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 905
COLLECTION NO. 963
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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA 33 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXIMC
WEIGHT: 3,51 / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 958
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PROBUS RIC 880 A2 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 4 IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG 4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1 TYPE)
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21,5-24mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 914
EXTREMELY RARE
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PROBUS RIC 839 VAR. OFFICINA 23 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 839 VAR. (IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 951
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PROBUS RIC 838 H2 BUST OFFICINA 42 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.97g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 838
COLLECTION NO. 955
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PROBUS RIC 862 H2 BUST OFFICINA 23 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.77g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC 862
COLLECTION NO. 932
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PROBUS RIC 887 E1 BUST OFFICINA 23 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 4.41g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 887
COLLECTION NO. 959
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PROBUS RIC 333 A BUST 4 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC: 333
COLLECTION NO. 911
RARE BUST TYPE FOR TICINUM
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PROBUS RIC 4913 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q/-//SXXI
WEIGHT 3.26g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 23mm
RIC 491
COLLECTION NO. 933
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "Q")
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PROBUS RIC 5162 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX A_VGVSTI
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VXXI
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 7h / DIAMTERE: 23-25mm
RIC: 516
COLLECTION NO. 954
THIS COINS IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "T")
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PROBUS RIC 5082 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: I/-//QXXI
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 508
COLLECTION NO. 936
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("I")
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PROBUS RIC 525 *3 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */I//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22
RIC: 525
COLLECTION NO. 962
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("I")
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PROBUS RIC 4013 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT SAEC
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.36g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 401
COLLECTION NO. 960
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PROBUS RIC 366 E2 BUST RARE4 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT: / AXIS: / DIAMETER: mm
RIC: 366
COLLECTION NO. 978
RARE BUST TYPE
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!!7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM to my knowledge.
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F19 BUST FIDES TO RIGHT RRR 6 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-2Emm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F19 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 948
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE VARIANT WHERE FIDES IS STANDING RIGHT INSTEAD OF LEFT. APPARENTLY ONLY ONE REVERSE DIE EXISTS OF THIS VARIANT. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE IN THE WORLD KNOWN TO ME.
EX M.VOSPER'S COLLECTION
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ALFOLDI 096.0342 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/V//XXI
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 812
ALFOLDI 096.034
COLLECTION NO. 722
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Anglo-Saxon gilt cruciform brooch fragment0 viewsmauseusMay 26, 2017
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ALFOLDI 057.0322 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//XXIP
WEIGHT 4.77g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 733
ALFOLDI 057.032
COLLECTION NO. 952
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ALFOLDI 057.0884 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.55g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 731 VAR. (MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 057.088
COLLECTION NO. 928
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ALFOLDI 042.0583 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20,5-22mm
RIC 713
ALFOLDI 042.058
COLLECTION NO. 938
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Victorinus - South Petherton Hoard (UK)9 viewsVictorinus
AE antoninianus. 3.45g

IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. V-star across fields. RIC 118, Cohen 79; Sear 11175.

Provenance: Discovered in South Petherton, Somerset, on 13th November, 2013.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 26, 2017
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Ptolemy Keraunos, King or Macedon, 281-279 B.C.E.2 viewsBronze AE 20, 18 x 21 mm diam. & 7.3 grams,
(BMC Macedonia p. 15, 61, SNG Cop 255, Paroreia mint.)
See PtolemyBronze.com for additional info. for case for I.D.
as Ptolemy Issue.
Obverse - laureate head of Zeus Dodonaios right.
Reverse - eagle standing right on thunderbolt, uncertain
monogram or symbol upper right, TTAP monogram right.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Cassander (Kassander), c. 319 - 297 B.C.E.3 viewsGB82382. Bronze AE 17, SNG Alpha Bank 881 - 882, VF,
Macedonian mint, weight 4.072g, maximum diameter
17.3mm, die axis 270o, 305 - 297 B.C.; obverse head
of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress
tied at neck; reverse KAΣΣAN/∆POY, lion reclining right,
Λ right; green patina; scarce
Antipater's son but not his heir, Kassander seized power.
He had no intention of surrendering rule to Alexander's
son, who was to be king when he came of age. In
311 B.C., Kassander had Alexander's young son and
the boy's mother, Roxane, murdered. In 305 B.C.,
he declared himself king of Macedonia.
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ALFOLDI 010.0016 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: AETERNITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.34g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 23-24mm
RIC 639
ALFOLDI 010.001
COLLECTION NO. 923
VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE!
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ALFOLDI 002.001 VERY RARE !!!7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: ABVNDANTIA AVG N
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC 623
ALFOLDI 002.001
COLLECTION NO. 920
EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE !!!
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ALFOLDI 101.0103 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.53g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC 821
ALFOLDI 101.010
COLLECTION NO. 929
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ALFOLDI 033.0022 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS SAECVLI
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
RIC 689
ALFOLDI 033.002
COLLECTION NO. 972
RARE
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ALFOLDI 026.169 RR2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC 657
ALFOLDI 026.169
COLLECTION NO. 965
VERY RARE
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ALFOLDI 042.107 VAR. = UNLISTED IN ALFOLDI = RRR3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VI//XXI
WEIGHT 3.20g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 712 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 042/- (UNLISTED FOR OFFICINA VI WITH F5 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 915
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ALFOLDI 048.0013 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: P M TRI P COS III P P
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIQ
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 616
ALFOLDI 048.001
COLLECTION NO. 943
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
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ALFOLDI 017.0043 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//KA
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC 646
ALFOLDI 017.004 (10 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 975
RARE
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
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ALFOLDI 076.0343 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 4.21g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 770
ALFOLDI 076.034
COLLECTION NO. 919
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
75~1.jpg
ALFOLDI 096.0733 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/S//XXI
WEIGHT 4.29g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC 811 VAR. (BUST A2 UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 096.073
COLLECTION NO. 922
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
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ALFOLDI 096.1223 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 4.47g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 816
ALFOLDI 096.122
COLLECTION NO. 950
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
73~1.jpg
ALFOLDI 101.019 RRR4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-23mm
RIC 821
ALFOLDI 101.019
COLLECTION NO. 946
VERY RARE
Barnaba6May 25, 2017
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M. VOLTEIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS VOLTEIA AR Denarius0 viewsOBVERSE: Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin
REVERSE: Erymathian Boar right, M VOLTEI M F in ex
Rome 78BC
3.76g, 18mm
Syd 775, Cr385/2, Volteia 2
LegatusMay 25, 2017
850_P_Hadrian_RPC1005.jpg
1005 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 26 Octastyle temple1 viewsReference
RPC III, 1005/2; vA 285

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1005/

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Radiate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Reverse design octastyle temple on podium of two steps; in pediment, clipeus

11.89 gr
26 mm
6h

Note
Pegasi Numismatics 2017, Auction 36 lot 316 2017 From Hoffman collection
CNG 2011, Auction lot 232 From the Deyo Collection.
CNG 2004, MBS 66, lot 1064
GM 1997, Auction 81, lot 477
Lanz 1995, Auction 74, lot 513
okidokiMay 25, 2017
849_P_Hadrian_Emmett906_9.jpg
906.9 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Ammon standing0 viewsReference very rare
RPC III, 5477; Emmett 906.9; Köln 873; DS 7497

Issue ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ, ΕΤ Θ or L ΕΝ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Ammon standing facing, head l., holding patera and sceptre; to l., ram

12.70 gr
mm
h
okidokiMay 25, 2017
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Skotoussa, Mid 4th century BC.0 viewsTHESSALY, Skotoussa. Mid 4th century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm. 8.07g.) Obv: Head of nymph facing slightly right. Rev:ΣΚ[ΟΤΟΥΣΣΑΙ / ΩΝ], grape bunch on vine branch. Rogers 543; BCD Thessaly I 1340; BCD Thessaly II 750; HGC 4, 605.ddwauMay 25, 2017
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Iberia, Obulco. 1st Century B.C.E.2 viewsObverse - Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse - Bull advancing right, head facing; crescent above
ACIP 2264; SNG BM Spain 1473-5
21 mm., 4.9 g.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Kings of Macedon. Perseus (179-168 BCE)2 viewsObverse - Head of the hero Perseus right, wearing
winged Phyrgian helmet.
Reverse - Eagle standing left on thunderbolt,
head right, with wing spread and star below
B - A / TT - E

SNG Alpha Bank 1139-1142
18 mm, 5.5 g
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece 400 - 350 BCE0 viewsBronze Dichalkon
4 g, 17.9 mm, Krannon mint
Obverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right.
Reverse: KP-A (or similar), Horseman galloping right,
wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below.
Rogers 179ff,BCD Thessaly 1081.1; SNG Cop 39-40
Thessaly p. 17,7; SCGV 2075 (various ethnic arrangements)
Ex. BCD collection with his handwritten round tag noting,
“Dec. 94 ex Larissa environs...”

The city of Krannon was situated near the source of the river
Onchestus, named for the son of Poseidon. It was the home
of the powerful family of the Scopadae.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes.0 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes.
175-164 BCE Æ 17 (17.0mm, 4.0 g, 12 h).
Ake-Ptolemaïs mint, Struck 175-ca.173/2 B.C.E.
Obverse: Diademed, veiled and draped bust of
Laodike IV right; monogram behind
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, head of elephant
left; prow to lower right; monogram above
elephant's trunk.
SC 1477.2; HGC 9, 686; SNG Spaer 1102.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Castulo Ancient Celtic Spain , 2nd- 1st Century BCE2 views21.9 mm., 6.0 g. AE Semis
Obverse - Bull standing right; crescent above
Reverse - Diademed male head right
SNG BM Spain 1346-1353 var.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Birytis, Troas, 4th century B.C.E. Greek Asia Minor4 viewsBronze AE 18 , SNG Cop 247, SNG von aulock 1502
Obverse - Head of Kabeiros left wearing cap, two stars above
Reverse - B-I/P-Y at sides of a club, all in wreath
Birytis mint 18mm., 5.0 g.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
0525174.jpg
Castulo AB-728 B.C.E.+4 viewsSemis. Castulo anv.
Obverse - NC. VOS S.F.T. Male head right
Reverse - CN FVL CNF Bull right. Under Iberian legend
23 mm., 8.8 g.
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
0525171.jpg
Perseus, King of Macedonia3 viewsPerseus, King of Macedonia, 179-168 BC. AE 19mm; 5.4g.

Obverse: Head of the hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet
with griffin's head, harpa to right.
Reverse: B-A across upper fields, eagle standing facing on thunderbolt,
head right. EP monogram to right, ΔI and GH monograms below.

SNG Copenhagen 1279
NORMAN KMay 25, 2017
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius27 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
6 commentskcMay 25, 2017
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Diadumenian AE 21 - Parium0 viewsParium
Mysia
Diadumenian
Obv.: M OPE DIADVMENIANVS CA
Bareheaded, draped bust right
Rev.: C G I H PA
Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over altar
21 mm, 4.99 gr, 6 h
Unpublished in standard references; Gorny & Mosch auc. 245 (III/2017), lot 1490 (same dies)
Vladimir PMay 25, 2017
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Alexander Lifetime Issue AR Tetradrachm8 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III ‘the Great' (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm
(26mm, 17.00g, 9h). Amphipolis, c. 332-326 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; janiform head in l. field.
Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3. Some roughness, VF
Saint Paul Antiques Auction 2 Lot 10, March 18, 2017.
2 commentsorfewMay 25, 2017
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MER RIC 39670 viewsMint: Serdicia 4th officina
Datation: early - Jun 276
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from front
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR (the foresight of the gods)
Providentia standing right holding two standards, facing Sol standing half left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left hand
Exergue: KA·∆ in

very rare variant (2 specimens Venera 2404)
TacitusMay 24, 2017
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (13mm, 2.40 g)
Lion advancing right
MAL
Rostovtsew 613

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.57 g, 12h). Saturnalia issue
Palm frond; IO S(AT) across fields
Wreath
Rostowzew 504; Rostowzew & Prou 100

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00006x00~3.jpg
0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 4.04 g)
Juno(?) standing left, holding patera and scepter
CVV/QQQ
Rostovtsew 2586

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
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0 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.57 g)
Figure standing right, playing auloi
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç 133

Ex Naumann 52 (3 April 2017), lot 306
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00005x00~4.jpg
0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 6.88 g, 12h)
Meta Sudans
CAL
Rostovtsew 711; Rostovtsew & Prou 152a

Ex London Ancient Coins 60 (14 February 2017), lot 319
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
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0 viewsROME. "Trajan"
PB Tessera (24mm, 6.12 g)
Two figures in galley left
TRA
Rostovtsew 63

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00002x00~8.jpg
0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.66 g)
Trophy
Aeneas standing left, carrying Anchises and palladium
Rostovtsew 118

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00003x00~8.jpg
0 viewsROME. "Domitian"
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.14 g)
Figure driving biga right, holding whip in raised hand
DOMI
Rostovtsew 734; Ruggiero 1325-8

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00002x00~7.jpg
0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 5.72 g)
Palm frond; wreath to left, S to right
Ampulla atop strigil
Rostovtsew 899, pl. X, 23

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
00003x00~7.jpg
0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.01 g)
Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond
Trophy
Rostovtsew 131

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionMay 24, 2017
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Pegasus - Apollo, Sicily, Syracuse Bronze3 viewsCirca 274-216 BCE
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Reverse: Pegasus flying left; below, D
SNG ANS 647, Calciati 85,
19.8 mm., 4.8g
NORMAN KMay 24, 2017
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Alexander The Great Type 2 bronze, four chalkoi, 336-323 BCE4 viewsAE 16, 3.5 g, Western Asia Minor, c 336-323 BCE
Obverse - Heracles bust right
Reverse - gorytos (case for bow and quiver) with a club above
Mint mark E
NORMAN KMay 24, 2017
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093 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Victory Eastern mint4 viewsReference
Strack *43; RIC cf345

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

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

2.53 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidokiMay 24, 2017
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ANONYMOUS. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, Quadrans Circa 81-161 AD Eagle1 viewsReference
RIC II, 216, 4. C. VIII, 269, 16. Mazzini V, pl. LXXVIII, 16

Obv.
Draped and bearded bust of Jupiter right

Rev. S-C
Eagle with spread wings standing r., head turned l.

2.23 gr
mm
h
okidokiMay 24, 2017
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Roman Republic, C. SAX (C. Saxula?), 169 - 157 BCE1 viewsRR69332. Bronze as, Crawford 173/1, Sydenham 360,
BMCRR Rome 642, SRCV I 698, aVF, Rome mint,
weight 23.425g, maximum diameter 33.4mm, die axis 270o,
169 - 157 BCE.;
Obverse laureate bearded head of Janus, I (mark of value) above;
Reverse galley prow right, C SAX (AX ligate) above, I (mark of value)
right, ROMA below;
from the Andrew McCabe Collection
NORMAN KMay 24, 2017
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Seleukid Kingdom Alexander I Bales 150 – 145 BCE2 views
Obverse: Head of Alexander The Great as Herakles right, wearing
Nemean lion scalp headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left arrow in
right, resting left on bow, cornucopia outer left, ^h monogram in ex.
5.39 g, 18 mm. Antioch mint. Houghton-Lorber II 1795(1)b;
SNG Spaer 1452; BMC Seleucid p. 55, 48; HGC 9 901 (R1),
SNG Cop -, F, centration dimples
NORMAN KMay 24, 2017
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 336 – 320 BC at Miletus, Caria.0 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Bow in Gorytos (a case for bow and quiver) above, club and compound ΠΥΡ monogram below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 5.79gms | Die Axis: 3

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but, although Price supposes this coin to be a lifetime issue, Thompson proposes the posthumous date of 321 – 320 BC (Thompson series VI) based on the ΠΥΡ control mark.

It is difficult to interpret the die orientation in these issues because not only is it unclear what the Ancient Greeks would have considered “up” with respect to the reverse design but modern scholars are ambiguous on the subject as well. I have, however, assumed that the modern conventional orientation is with the name reading horizontally, and therefore have described my example as having a 3 o’clock orientation, the “top” of the reverse being aligned with the back of Herakles’ head on the obverse.

The ancient Greek city of Miletus in Caria, Asia Minor, on what is now the west coast of Turkey, was the intellectual and commercial centre of the Greek world in the century before Athens rose to prominence. However, the city was weakened by internal divisions when Alexander the Great seized it in a great battle around 334 BC. This ushered in a new era of trade and prosperity and Lysimachus, who ruled Miletus after Alexander's death, made generous donations to the city. Miletus has been called the birthplace of the modern world.
*AlexMay 24, 2017
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint, possibly Amphipolis, Macedonia.0 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8
RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
Le Rider and Troxell stress the existence of only two principal mints in Macedonia during Alexander the Great's lifetime, those were probably Pella and Amphipolis.
*AlexMay 24, 2017
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.0 viewsObverse: No legend. Young male head wearing a taenia (diadem), who is sometimes identified as Apollo, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Horse prancing right; mint-mark, below horse, torch.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 4.25gms | Die Axis: 7
Price:338
SCARCE

This coin is a Type 4 (horse type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). This likely was one of Alexander's standard bronze denominations, half the value of his Herakles/weapons bronzes, though not seen as frequently. This specimen features a torch as a mint mark, this mint-mark was included with 34 other mint marks by Price in his work.
*AlexMay 24, 2017
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Ancient Spain Malaka, 270-200 BCE2 viewsObverse - Male head left wearing pointed hat with mitral wreath and quequ
Reverse - Sixteen-rayed star; central pellet
Sextans 13 mm diam. 2.2 g 270-200 BCE
NORMAN KMay 24, 2017
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Uranopolis , Macedon. c. 300 B.C.0 viewsUranopolis , Macedon. Ae 15.8mm. 3.78g. c. 300 B.C. Obv: Star of eight rays. Rev: ΟΥΡΑΝΙΔΩΠΟΛΕΩΣ, Aphrodite Urania seated left on globe, holding sceptre.
SNG ANS 914-18.
ddwauMay 24, 2017
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 325 – 310 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.1 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Reverse: A quiver (arrow case) placed on top of a bow and below it a club, large B A between; mint-mark, below the club, is a laurel branch.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 7
Price: 385 | Sear: 6742

This coin is a subtype of the quiver type (Type 1B), with the inscription now reading B A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = KING ALEXANDER). Price believed this coin type was minted both during and after Alexander's lifetime.
1 comments*AlexMay 24, 2017
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AE Sestertius, RIC 3, p.346, 1663 - Faustina II, Cybele2 viewsFaustina II
Sestertius, AD 161-175
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev.: MATRI MAGNAE / S - C, Cybele, holding drum, seated right between two lions.
AE, 26.24g, 32 mm
Ref.: RIC 1663
Ex Lanz Numismatik
Ex Künker
Ex Collection Pudill
shanxiMay 24, 2017
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Elagabalus Sestertius - Victory - RIC 3772 viewsObv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG., laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA ANTONINI AVG., Victory advancing r., holding wreath and palm branch
Weight: 22g, 29mm
Mint: Rome
Date: 219-220AD
Ref: RIC IV 377, C. 297, Sear RCV 7582
1 commentsCanaanMay 24, 2017
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Triemiobolo di ISTROS (IV secolo a.C., Moesia Inferiore)2 viewsIstros, Moesia inferiore, triemiobolo (IV secolo a.C.)
AR, 1.34 gr, 10 mm., qSpl
D/ Due facce.
R/ IΣTPIH; aquila sopra delfino, AΠ in ex
SNG BM Black Sea 239
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 24 maggio 2017, numero catalogo 278), ec collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto Italia fino al maggio 2017)
paoloMay 24, 2017
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR P XV COS III PP3 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207AD
18.0mm 3.0gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XV COS III PP; Victory, standing right, foot on globe, inscribing shield set on palm tree.
Rome Mint
RIC 211; RSC 489; Sear 5 #6340; BMC 534.
Aorta: 813: B3, O81, R255, T241, M4.
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Nicholas ZMay 24, 2017
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Probus, Antoninianus, PAX AVG1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
21.0mm 3.70gr
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PAX AVG; Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter.
Exergue: S, right field; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC 706, S; Emission 7, Officina 2.
Aorta: 1692: B72, O63, R87, T52, M6.
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Nicholas ZMay 24, 2017
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Kyme, Aiolis, Unit, KY1 viewsAE Unit
Kyme, Aiolis
Issued: 250 - 190BC
15.5 x 14.5mm 3.10gr
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Kyme, right, hair bound in tainia.
R: KY; Forepart of bridled horse, prancing right.
Exergue: Small one handled vase, behind horse; [ARI]STOMAYO[Y] (Magistrate name), below.
SNG Cop 90; SNG Stockholm 2205; SNG Leipzig 1124.
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Pergamon, Mysia, Unit, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ0 viewsAE Unit
Pergamon, Mysia
Issued: 200 - 133BC
17.0mm 3.10gr
O: ΑΘΗΝΛΣ; Helmeted head of Athena, right, decorated with star.
R: ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ; Owl standing facing on palm branch, wings open.
BMC 190ff; SNG Cop 382ff; Sear Greek 3962.
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Nicholas ZMay 24, 2017
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Hadrian, Tetradrachm, Nilus1 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Hadrian
Augustus: 117 - 138AD
Issued: 134/5AD (Year 19)
22.9mm 9.79gr
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEB; Laureate head, left.
R: NO LEGEND; Bust of Nilus, right wearing tainia, slight drapery.
Exergue: L εN NεΑΚΔ (date, Year 19), around; cornucopia, behind.
Alexandria, Egypt, Mint
Koln 1147; Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19; Milne 1454var; BMC 644.
bronzemat
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1 commentsNicholas ZMay 24, 2017
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One nomisma weight0 viewslarge N
two dots, one above and one below
13 by 14mm
4.16g
wileycMay 24, 2017
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1 Nomisma weight0 viewsLarge N
14 by 18mm
6.35g
Overweight for a one Nomisma weight typically around 4.55
wileycMay 24, 2017
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Antiochus III - AE0 viewsSardes
222-187 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
elephant left; anchor up side down to the left
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
Houghton-Lorber I 979, cf. SNG Spaer 615 ff., Newell WSM 1114
Johny SYSELMay 23, 2017
Elaia.jpg
Elaia - AE0 viewsc. 340-275 BC
head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet
grain kernel within olive wreath
SNG von Aulock 1605 var. (ethnic)
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 23, 2017
Lycia_pegasos.jpg
Lycia - AR 1/6 stater1 viewsuncertain dynast
c. 480/470 - 430 BC
Pegasos left
•
triskeles within dot circle
Cf. Falghera 73 (stater, square incuse); SNG Copenhagen Supp. –; SNG von Aulock 8469 (tetrobol, square incuse); BMC 123 var. (Pegasos right, no pellet)
ex Roma Numismatics
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, 22 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right,
avers:- DN MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, holding shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed foe before the horse.
exerg: A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,66g, axis: 7h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 267, C-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 23, 2017
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Syria, Antioch: Philip II (244-249 CE) AR Tetradrachm, RY 3 (Prieur 392)7 viewsObv: MAP IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC KЄCAP; bareheaded and draped bust right, seen from behind
Rev: ΔHMAPX ЄΞOYCIAC YΠATO Γ; eagle, wings displayed, standing facing, head right, holding wreath in beak; ANTIOXIA / S C in exergue
Quant.GeekMay 23, 2017
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Köln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)13 viewsObv: NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ AV; radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis; LI∆ to left
Rev: ΠΟΣEIΔWN IΣΘMIΟΣ; bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder; trident behind, star to right
3 commentsQuant.GeekMay 23, 2017
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, patera, cornucopia2 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Magistrate: Ti. Iulius Ferox
AD 116/17
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev: [ΑΝΘΥΠΑ]ΤΩ ΦΕΡΟΚΙ, Tyche standing l., holding patera in r. hand and cornucopia in l.
AE, 9.07g, 24mm
Ref.: RPC Online, Vol 3, 1850
shanxiMay 23, 2017
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Adaeus, Macedonian King, c. 200 BCE4 viewsObverse - Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse - ADAIOU to right of tripod; HR monogram and E in left field
SNG Black Sea.
Silver 17 mm, 4.5 g
NORMAN KMay 23, 2017
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Philip V. 221-179 B.C.2 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 B.C. Ae 20.3mm. 7.93g. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: B A above, Φ - below, (monograms left and right), two goats kneeling right.ddwauMay 23, 2017
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Philip V - 221 - 179 B.C.0 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V (221-179 B.C). Ae 23.4mm. 11.76g. Uncertain mint in Macedon. Obv: Radiate head of Helios right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Winged thunderbolt within oak wreath; monogram above.ddwauMay 23, 2017
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator , 312-280 BCE2 viewsObverse: Head of Apollo right.
Reverse: BASILEWS SELEUKOU above and beneath humped bull butting
right, theta and pentalpha above. 5.8 g, 19.85 mm
BMC 71; SNG Spaer 140; Houghton 149-2
Wildwinds example
Contributed by Trionfo-Jerusalem, June 2011.
NORMAN KMay 23, 2017
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus I Sorter, 280 – 261 BCE2 viewsGB83409. Bronze AE 21, Houghton-Lorber I 336, SNG Spaer 179,
Newell WSM 933, gVF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint,
weight 6.194g, maximum diameter 20.7mm, die axis 135o,
first series, 280 - 278 B.C.E.
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right, wavy hair down the
back of neck
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, tripod lebes, anchor right
below, monograms left and right; fine style.
From Forum Sales
NORMAN KMay 23, 2017
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LYSIMACHUS (Lysimachos) 305-281 BCE, With Countermark of KALLATIS7 viewsMint, Thrace
Obverse: Head of Athena attic helmet.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ – ΛΥΣIMAXOΥ, lion running jumping right, spearhead below
Nice smooth, deep-green patina. SNG COP 1149-1151, McClean 4499. s.sch.4.80g/22mm
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 23, 2017
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter, 367-283 BCE2 viewsBronze Obol, Svoronos 377, SNG Cop -, Cyprus, Kition mint,
8.8g, 21.4mm, 0°, obverse head of Alexander right,
wearing elephant skin headdress;
reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ,
eagle standing left, thunderbolt in talons, EY, KI and X monogram left;
NORMAN KMay 23, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Apollo, bull’s head, pine cone2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE10, 350-310 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: Confronted bull’s heads; Pine cone above, ΠΕΡΓA below.
AE, 0.81g, 9.5mm
Ref.: ?
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Constantius II14 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 23, 2017
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4 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II, AE 3, Constantinople, 348-50 AD. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing right on globe, star right.

RIC VIII Cyzicus 89
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 23, 2017
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Constantius II5 viewsConstantius II. AE 23mm. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, bust right, A behind / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, III in left field, helmeted soldier left, spearing falling horseman. Mintmark Gama SIS.
LRBC 1202. Siscia RIC VIII 332
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 23, 2017
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Constantius II (337-361), Nummus, Constantinople, c. AD 337-361 AE.3 viewsObv. [D N] CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.,
Rev. SPES REI - PV[BLICE], emperor hlemeted, in military dress, standing facing, head l., holding globe and spear, CONSS in exergue.
References: RIC VIII Constantinople 146, workshop #6.
18mm, 2.58 grams.
2 commentsCanaanMay 23, 2017
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Julian II, AE, Rome.3 viewsObv. DN CL IVL-IANVS NC, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SPES REI-PVBLICE: Emperor helmeted, in military dress standing left holding globe and spear.
Mintmark: R wreath Epsilon (R2) or R wreath S (Scarce).
References: RIC VIII Rome 319 or RIC VIII Rome 321.
14mm and 1.93 grams.
2 commentsCanaanMay 23, 2017
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Abraham Lincoln Medal8 viewsObv: 1809 * ABRAHAM * LINCOLN * 1865, portrait of a young, beardless Lincoln, facing, head turned right. Artist's name H. ZEARING in field above left shoulder.

Rev: A shield with lance heads separated with circles in borders; WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE - WITH CHARITY FOR ALL - WITH FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT AS GOD GIVES VS TO SEE THE RIGHT LET VS STRIVE ON * * * LET VS HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT AND IN THAT FAITH LET VS TO THE END DARE TO DO OVR DVTY AS WE VNDERSTAND IT. (Excerpts from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on March 4th, 1865 and the Cooper Union Speech on February 27, 1860)

Engraver: Henry H. Zearing

Medal was made for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Bronze, Diameter: 45.4 mm, Axis: 0°

References: King 504, Eglit 85
Matt InglimaMay 23, 2017
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1893 Columbian Exposition Medal5 viewsObv: COLUMBUS 1492 - 1892, bust of Christopher Columbus, facing, head turned slightly to the right.

Rev: FATHER - SAVIOUR - DEFENDER, conjoined bust of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant facing left.

Diameter: 25.5 mm, Axis: 0°
Matt InglimaMay 23, 2017
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Springfield, Illinois Railway Token - Lincoln Tomb4 viewsObv: LINCOLN MONUMENT, front view of Abraham Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Illinois.

Rev: SPRINGFIELD CITY RY. CO., large numeral 5 in center.

This token was used to travel by horse-drawn rail car from downtown Springfield to Lincoln's Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The use of these tokens was discontinued after 1893 when the railway company merged with another.

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Matt InglimaMay 23, 2017
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Sextus Pompey AR Denarius1 viewsSextus Pompey, AR Denarius Uncertain mint in Sicily, (Catania?) 
37-36 BC
(3.25g 18.30 mm)
Obv: MAG PIVS IMP ITER 
Bare head of Pompey Magnus right; capis behind, lituus before 
Rev: PRAEF above, CLAS ET ORAE MARIT EX S C in two lines in exergue.
Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in right hand, resting right foot on prow, between the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders,
Crawford 511/3a; Sydenham 1344; Sear 334; RRC 511/3a; BMCRR Sicily 7; Pompeia 27.
orfewMay 23, 2017
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Hadrian AR Denarius0 viewsHadrian, AR Denarius AD 135
(18.15 mm 3.39 g)
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. bust of Hadrian right with light drapery on far shoulder
Rev: AET AVG (in field) P M TR P COS DES III
Aeternitas standing left holding heads of Sol and Luna
Sear 3458 Ric 48
orfewMay 23, 2017
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)12 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMatMay 23, 2017
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 29 viewsConstantine I. Follis. Constantinople (328-9)
Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped bust right
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, looking right, holding palm branch in each hand, trophy in background, captive seated left at foot.
Officina letter B in left field. Mintmark CONS star.
RIC VII 38 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfewMay 23, 2017
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)31 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
6 commentsDavid AthertonMay 23, 2017
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Another Test Shot11 viewsJay, stop bidding on coins I'm bidding on!!!2 commentsNemonaterMay 22, 2017
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus8 viewsColony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and
Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to
right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN KMay 22, 2017
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Marcus Aurelius, Rome mint 161-180 CE2 viewsCopper AS, Sear RCV III 5063, Ric III 976, Cohen 206 F
Obverse - M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, laureate head right.
Reverse - FORT RED COS III S C, Fortuna seated left, rudder
in right, cornucopia in left, irregular flan
22.5 x 26 mm diam., 11.1 g
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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 CE. Laodikeia ad Mare, Syria3 viewsRP59685. Bronze AE 27, SNG Cop 345; BMC Galatia p. 253, 42, aVF, Laodicea ad Mare mint, weight 10.37g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, 114 - 115 CE.
Obverse: AYTOKP NER TRAIANOC APICT KAIC CEB ΓEP ∆AK, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOYΛIEWNTWN KAI ΛAOͧ, ;IKEWN BΞP,. turreted bust of Tyche right, IOY below chin;
in 114 CE Trajan defeated the Parthians and overran Armenia and northern Mesopotamia. In 115, he captured the Parthian capital Ctesiphon
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 22, 2017
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D.725 Charles the Bald [Charles II] (class 1c, Orléans)1 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier with a gate (Orléans, class 1c, 840-864)

Silver, 1.26 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O: +CΛRLVS REX FR; cross pattée with four pellets
R: ++ΛVRE-LI-ΛINS; city gate with two pellets on sides

The gate motif goes back to Roman times and was used by early Carolingians (and Capetians later).
There is a small misprint on the reverse : +ΛVRE-LI-ΛINS instead +ΛVRE-LI-ΛNIS
DrogerMay 22, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Hygeia , Snake, Omphalos17 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE15, ca 133-27 BC
Obv.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔΟΥ, draped bust of Hygeia right
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ, snake coiled around omphalos
AE, 3.21g, 15mm
Ref.: SNG France 1938-1940; BMC 163; SNG Cop. 380
shanxiMay 22, 2017
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Apollo kitharoidos, Vatican Museum, a 2nd-century AD colossal marble statue by an unknown Roman sculptor.4 viewsAn Apollo Citharoedus is a statue or other image of Apollo with a Kithara (lyre). Among the best-known examples is this Apollo Citharoedus of the Vatican Museums, a 2nd-century AD colossal marble statue by an unknown Roman sculptor. Apollo is shown crowned with laurel and wearing the long, flowing robe of the Ionic bard. The statue was found in 1774, with seven statues of the Muses, in the ruins of Gaius Cassius Longinus' villa near Tivoli, Italy. The sculptures are preserved in the Hall of the Muses, in the Museo Pio-Clementino of the Vatican Museums. Joe SermariniMay 22, 2017
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Flavian coin with two countermarks.7 viewsInteresting Flavian coin most likely Vespasian, with two countermarks:
Larger c/m Howgego 133. Punch c. 9x7 mm.
Smaller Howgego 135. Punch c. 6.5x5 mm.
Both are recorded on Flavian coins from Antioch and Judaea,
but not on one and same coin.
The reverse has no details at all.
22mm and 6.67 grams.
2 commentsCanaanMay 22, 2017
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Alexander III6 viewsTHRACE, Lysimachos (unknown mint), 323 - 281 BC, Tetradrachm,
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great with Ammon horn right,
Rev. Athena enthroned left, holding Nike (monogram over crescent), resting elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, Muller 395, 16.92 grams
1 commentsEBMay 22, 2017
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Vespasian. AD 69-79. Renaissance Medal5 viewsRenaissance Medal, Paduan (after Cavino, ca. 1500-1570). Vespasian. AD 69-79.
Bronze Sestertius (30mm. 13.02g). Laureate head of Vespasian right. Reverse: Aerial view of
the Flavian Ampitheater (Colosseum) between meta sudans and portico. Cf. Klawans p.
62, 2 (Vespasian) and p. 66, 1 (Titus); Lawrence -.
1 commentsddwauMay 22, 2017
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Pakoros II13 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L3May 22, 2017
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MYSIA: Kyzikos11 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinariMay 22, 2017
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Benjamin Franklin4 viewsObv: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN above a bust of Benjamin Franklin facing right; 1706 1790 with crossing branches underneath.

Rev: PHILOSOPHY - LITERATURE - SCIENCE - PATRIOTISM, a depiction of four muses standing, placing olive branches on a memorial inscribed "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN."

Engraver: John R. Sinnock

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: 1932 (or later restrike), Bronze, Diameter: 76 mm
Matt InglimaMay 21, 2017
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Ephesos1 viewsObv: Laur. r.
Rev: Coresus r. clasping the hand of Androclus l.; Androclus was the mythical founder of Ephesus, Coresus the personification of a nearby mountain.

4.68g, 19mm
RPC III, 2049
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109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,33 views109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,
avers:- Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet with griffin crest, mark of value X under chin, ROMA behind .
revers: - Victory in biga right, holding wreath, L. FLAMINI/CILO below.
exerg:-/-//CILO, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 4h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-302-1, Syd-540, Flaminia-1.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 21, 2017
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,36 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 21, 2017
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.38 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type G, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with rider right, soldiers carrying shields in foreground. (1,G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PR-OBI-AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy.
exergo: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd emission of Siscia, 277, date: 277 A.D.,
ref: RIC-V-II-818, p-106, Alföldi type 98 No-49,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 21, 2017
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Constantin Ier - 7783 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
S A
PTR
RIC 778 (troisième Tétrarchie - automne 307/fin 308)
1 commentsPYLMay 21, 2017
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Dioclétien - 544a1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN
S F
IITR
RIC 544a (première Tétrarchie - 8e émission - 302/303)
ZSCHUCKE 312a (10e émission - 302/303)
PYLMay 21, 2017
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Galère - 146b1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
TR
RIC 146b (première Tétrarchie - 1ere émission - 294)
ZSCHUCKE 1d (1ere émission - 294/295)
PYLMay 21, 2017
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Dioclétien - 171a1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
RIC 171a (première Tétrarchie - 3e émission - 296/297)
ZSCHUCKE 29a (3e émission - 295/297)
PYLMay 21, 2017
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Augustus silver denarius RIC 4310 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 43; RSC II 43; BMCRE II 50;
BnF III 36; Hunter I 21, weight 3.3 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm,
Rome mint, Jul - Dec 71 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head right.
Reverse simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus, AVGVR above, TRI POT below
Roman emperor Vespasian was most famous for building the Flavian
Amphitheater, also known as the Colosseum. Like many Roman emperors,
Vespasian rose in prominence because of his military skills and work ethics.
Following his ten year rule, he left behind a record of restored order,
stability and good government. He was succeeded by his son Titus in 79 CE,
who had been sent to quell the Jewish revolt of 66-70 CE.
2 commentsNORMAN KMay 21, 2017
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Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end3 viewsZoomorphic strap end, Ainsbrook/"Arsny" recorded find1 commentsmauseusMay 21, 2017
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Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end2 viewsMythical creature zoomorphic strap end. Yorkshire detector find1 commentsmauseusMay 21, 2017
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Trajan RIC 344; Woytek 519h4 viewsTRAJAN 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Winter 114 - start of 116 AD. (3.33g; 19mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Woytek 519h; RIC 344

Ex: Numismatik Naumann
PaddyMay 20, 2017
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Trajan RIC 271; Woytek 422v5 viewsTRAJAN 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Spring 113 - Summer 114 AD. (3.48g; 20mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Woytek 422v; RIC 271

Ex: Numismatik Naumann
PaddyMay 20, 2017
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)0 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: DIVO PIO, cult statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding a branch and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 162 AD

3.46 grams, 19.2 mm, 180°

RIC III M. Aurelius 442, RSC 352, S5194

Ex: FORVM
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2017
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Thasos, Thrace0 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling left, on left knee, nude but for cloak tied at waist and flying behind, cantharus in right hand, grasshopper control symbol lower left.

Rev: ΘAΣ−IΩN, amphora within incuse square.

Silver Trihemiobol; Thasos mint; c. 411 - 355 B.C.

0.824 grams, 11.4mm, 270°

GCV 1755, BMC Thrace p. 221, 57 var. (control: barley kernel), SNG Cop 1032 var. (same)

Ex: FORVM
Matt InglimaMay 20, 2017
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36 Volusian RIC 1676 viewsVolusian 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus. Rome Mint. (21.79mm) Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLUSIANO AVG, Radiate draped bust right. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concord standing left with double cornucopiae.
RIC 167; RSC 20
PaddyMay 20, 2017
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC2 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
daverinoMay 20, 2017
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus 15 views Colony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN KMay 20, 2017
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GREEK, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos15 views(22.5mm, 7.74 g, 1h).
Youth on horse galloping right; EY to left, NIKOΔAMO[Σ] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; ZOP and gazelle below. Vlasto 704; cf. HN Italy 970/958. Near EF, deep iridescent tone, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan.
3 commentsLeoMay 20, 2017
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm13 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
2 commentsLeoMay 20, 2017
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Calabria, Taras AR Nomos. c. 430-425 BC2 viewsNude horseman galloping l. / Dolphin rider r., l. hand extended; shell below. Vlasto 286 Fischer-Bossert 219 b (dieses Expl.) ; SNG ANS 864; 7.70 g.LeoMay 20, 2017
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CALABRIA (Apulia), Taras, c. 470-465 BC. AR Drachm6 views(14mm, 3.20g, 3h).

Forepart of hippocamp r.; pecten below. R/ Diademed head of Satyra r. Vlasto 157-9; HNItaly 839; SNG ANS 846. Rare, Good Fine
1 commentsLeoMay 20, 2017
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos1 views(22.5mm, 7.74 g, 1h).
Youth on horse galloping right; EY to left, NIKOΔAMO[Σ] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; ZOP and gazelle below. Vlasto 704; cf. HN Italy 970/958. Near EF, deep iridescent tone, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan.
LeoMay 20, 2017
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm3 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
LeoMay 20, 2017
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Dioclétien1 viewsDIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
buste radié à droite, vue de 3/4 arrière, drapé et cuirassé
CLARITAS AVGG
Sol radié debout à gauche, vêtu d'une chlamyde, main droite levée saluant l'Ouest et tenant un globe, à ses pieds à gauche, un captif assis (la nuit ?), mains liées derrière le dos, tête retournée vers le dieu.
D
PTR
Estiot-Zanchi 36
RIC 231/117
Cahn 66
1ere émission de l'atelier de Trèves (mi-fin 293)
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
buste radié à droite, drapé et cuirassé.
CLARITAS AVGG
Sol radié debout à gauche, vêtu d'une chlamyde, main droite levée saluant l'Ouest et tenant de l'autre main un globe, à ses pieds à gauche, un captif assis (la nuit ?), mains liées derrière le dos, tête retournée vers le dieu.
PTR
Estiot-Zanchi 72
RIC ...
Cahn 15
2e émission de l'atelier de Trèves (début 294)
PYLMay 20, 2017
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RIC 2950 viewsLicinius Ier
officine P
19mm
2,73g
variante sans casque mais avec une couronne de laurier
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 8e Emission - (mi-fin 273 - début 274) - SPES AVGG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES AVGG
EG 316
Cunetio 2655
RIC 270
Elmer 793
AGK 9c
de Witte 75
Cohen 90
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 8e Emission - (mi-fin 273 - début 274) - SPES AVGG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES AVGG
EG 315
Cunetio 2654
RIC 270
Elmer 796
AGK 9b
de Witte ...
Cohen 88
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - SPES PVBLICA0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES PVBLICA
EG 274
Cunetio 2608
RIC 272
Elmer 769
AGK 10
de Witte 81
Cohen 97
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 2721 viewsdenier
1,67 g
C P ES TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENTVT
Cohen ...
Elmer...
Schulte...
J.-P. Garnier, Monnayage d’or de Tétricus II: un aureus et un ”billon” nouveaux, BSFN 2004/8, S. 206-209, Abb. 4 (cet exemplaire)
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - PRINC IVVENT0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENT
EG ...
Cunetio ...
RIC 260
Elmer ...
AGK 8
Normanby 1531
de Witte 58
Cohen 65
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - PRINC IVVENT0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENT
EG 273
Cunetio 2619
RIC 115 var
Elmer 781
AGK 6
de Witte 57
Cohen 64
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - PRINC IVVENT0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENT
EG 273
Cunetio 2619
RIC 115 var
Elmer 781
AGK 6
de Witte 57
Cohen 64
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 7e Emission - (fin 272 - début-mi 273) - SPES AVGG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES AVGG
EG 313
Cunetio 2647
RIC 270
Elmer 791
AGK 9a
de Witte 73
Cohen 88
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 7e Emission - (fin 272 - début-mi 273) - SPES AVGG1 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES AVGG
EG 313
Cunetio 2647
RIC 270
Elmer 791
AGK 9a
de Witte 73
Cohen 88
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 6e Emission - (mi-fin 272 - début 273) - PIETAS AVGG0 viewsC P E TETRICVS CAES
PIETAS AVGG
-le manche du Simpulum est à droite
-le Praefericulum n'est pas cannelé et il est tourné vers la droite
EG 305
Cunetio 2588
RIC 255
Elmer ...
AGK 4
de Witte 55
Cohen 48
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 6e Emission - (mi-fin 272 - début 273) - PIETAS AVGG0 viewsC P E TETRICVS CAES
PIETAS AVGG
-le manche du Simpulum est à droite
-le Praefericulum n'est pas cannelé et il est tourné vers la gauche
EG 305
Cunetio 2588
RIC 255
Elmer ...
AGK 4
de Witte 55
Cohen 48
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 6e Emission - (mi-fin 272 - début 273) - PIETAS AVGG0 viewsC P E TETRICVS CAES
PIETAS AVGG
-le manche du Simpulum est à gauche
-le Praefericulum n'est pas cannelé et il est tourné vers la droite
EG 305
Cunetio 2588
RIC 255
Elmer ...
AGK 4
de Witte 55
Cohen 48
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 6e Emission - (mi-fin 272 - début 273) - PIETAS AVGVSTOR0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PIETAS AVGVSTOR
EG 310
Cunetio 2597
RIC 258
Elmer 778
AGK 5b
de Witte 52
Cohen 59
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 6e Emission - (mi-fin 272 - début 273) - PIETAS AVGVSTOR0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PIETAS AVGVSTOR
EG 310
Cunetio 2597
RIC 258
Elmer 778
AGK 5b
de Witte 52
Cohen 59
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - COMES AVG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
COMES AVG
EG 271
Cunetio ...
RIC 224
Elmer ...
AGK 1
de Witte 5
Cohen 5
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - COMES AVG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
COMES AVG
EG 271
Cunetio ...
RIC 224
Elmer ...
AGK 1
de Witte 5
Cohen 5
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Cologne - 8e Emission - (mi-fin 273 - début 274) - NOBILITAS AVGG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
NOBILITAS AVGG
EG 318
Cunetio 2656
RIC 244
Elmer cf 795
AGK 2
de Witte 34
Cohen 29
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - PAX AVG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PAX AVG
EG 272
Cunetio ...
RIC 248
Elmer ...
AGK 3
de Witte 39
Cohen 34
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274) - PAX AVG0 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PAX AVG
EG 272
Cunetio ...
RIC 248
Elmer ...
AGK 3
de Witte 39
Cohen 34
PYLMay 20, 2017
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LAETITIA AVG0 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
14,60g
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
LAETITIA
AVG
C'est étonnant bien qu'il s'agisse d'une titulature peu commune puisqu'elle emploie en toute lettre PIVS, elle n'est pas référencé dans le Bastien car il n'a rencontré que des titulatures ponctués : IMP C POSTVMVS . PIVS . F . AVG, or comme pour la série des bustes exceptionnels, on ne connait que très peu de coins d'avers pour cette série à la titulature exceptionnelle.
Sinon proche du Bastien 83.
PYLMay 20, 2017
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, RIC III 966 ,3 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II,
Laureate head right
Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, Providentia standing,
pointing with right hand at globe. S C in field.
Rome mint.
30.75MM.,. 23.9g
156-157 C.E.
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 20, 2017
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Augustus, Carteia Spain, Tyche & Neptune4 viewsAugustus 27 B.C.E. - 14 C.E.
AE Semis, RPC I 122, Villaranoga 71
Obverse - CARTEIA, Turrited bust of Tyche right
Reverse - DD, Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident
21.2 mm., 4.6 g.
NORMAN KMay 20, 2017
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2 viewsQuant.GeekMay 20, 2017
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1 viewsQuant.GeekMay 20, 2017
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2 viewsQuant.GeekMay 20, 2017
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1 viewsQuant.GeekMay 19, 2017
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0 viewsQuant.GeekMay 19, 2017
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109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,47 views109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,
avers:- Radiate head of Sol right, X below chin. Border of dots.
revers: - Luna in biga right, crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. MN•AQVIL/ROMA below (MN ligate). Border of dots.
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-303-1, Syd-557, Aquillia-1.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 19, 2017
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Brockage coin of Constantius II 5 viewsObverse: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC, pearl diademed,
draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: incuse of obverse
16.77 mm., 2.3g
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 19, 2017
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Julian II, AE4. AD 355-360 3 viewsObv: DN IVLIANVS-NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPES REI-PVBLICE, Emperor helmeted, in military dress standing left, holding globe and spear.
ancientoneMay 19, 2017
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276 Hadrian Denarius Fourre 134-38 AD Tellus standing8 views
Reference.
Strack 275; RIC 276; RSC 1427

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

Rev. TELLVS STABIL.
Tellus standing left, holding plow and rake; two grain ears to right.

2.95 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiMay 19, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2017) 8.26.38.02 var. (rev. only)0 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 12.04g, 25.36mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
in l. field one below the other CTO(sic!) / N
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos(?), stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.26.38.2 var. (different legend breaks)
obv e.g. No. 8.26.1.6 (same die, even with the same die break behind head!)
F
JochenMay 19, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.35.09 var. (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.76g, 16.83mm, 195°
obv. AV L CE - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTRW
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm rod and
in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1393 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.35.9 var. (has ICTR)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.4.18 (same die)
F+, about black patina
JochenMay 19, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.01.44 var. (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.77g, 17.69mm, 90°
obv. AV K - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI PROC ICTR
Eagle with closed wings stg. l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1410 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.1.44 var. (has ICTRW)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.3.15 (same die)
F+, schwarzgrüne patina
JochenMay 19, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.21.32.01 (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 25, 10.50g, 25.13mm, 30°
obv. [AV K L CE] - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALL[OV NIKOPOL PR]OC I. (beginning upper right!)
Youthful river god, nude to hips, leaning l., holding in extended r. hand plant and resting with l.
elbow on overturned vase from which water flows l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft
rev. No. 8.21.32.1 (same die, for Domna)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.32 (same die)
F, dark green Patin, very worn

Another example for an parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
JochenMay 19, 2017
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Titus RIC-124A41 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

A rare variant of the common seat with triangular frame 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens of the 3 and 9 palmettes variants show a lituus - with this coin we can now see the 5 palmettes variant does as well.

*Update - This type with lituus has been assigned its own unique RIC number - 124A.*

This denarius was struck possibly to commemorate the religious ceremonies connected to the opening games of the Colosseum.

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMay 19, 2017
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS AR Antoninianus 2 viewsOBVERSE: Q HER MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate and draped bust of Herennius right
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVGG, Clasped hands
Struck at Rome, 250/1 AD
3.53g, 21mm
RIC138
1 commentsLegatusMay 19, 2017
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT4May 18, 2017
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Fatimid: al-Mustansir (427-487 AH / 1036-1094 CE) AV Dinar, Misr, 453AH (Nicol 1932; Album 719A)11 viewsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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8 viewsGAUL: Anonymous, circa 80-52 BC, AE15, cf. D&T 2638 (for style), stylized Alexandrian head right // YLLYCCV (?) around sylized eagle standing left; pentagram and pellets-in-annulets to right1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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3715 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian. Æ Semis A below.4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3715; CRS 253; McAlee 539(a)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. S • C
In laurel wreath; beneath: A

7.69 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiMay 18, 2017
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048 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Aeternitas standing10 viewsReference.
RIC 48; C. 219;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG:
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III AET AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding the faces of the Sun and Moon

3.51 gr
19 mm
12 h
2 commentsokidokiMay 18, 2017
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC 25mm 17.37g 1h Jenkins Gela 384.7 [O78/R158] this coin.11 viewsCharioteer holding Kenton in left hand and reins in both,driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flyingright crowning horseswith open wreath held in both hands.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right the river god [Gelas swimming.
Ex CNG Triton 16 lot 209.
1 commentsGrant HMay 18, 2017
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Bithynia, Nicaea. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. Æ assarion 0 viewsObv. AVT NEP TPAIANOC KAICAP ΓEP, laureate head right.
Rev. ΔIOC, altar with double doors.
References: Hunter 8; Lindgren I 132.
CanaanMay 18, 2017
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Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Denarius. Rome mint. Struck AD 204. 2 viewsObv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right.
Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH Dea Caelestis riding a lion right, holding a thunderbolt in her right hand and a scepter in her left; below, water gushing out from rocks.
References: Cohen 222. RIC 266.
18mm, 2.01 grams.
CanaanMay 18, 2017
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Provincial. Valence. Anonymous Bishops.0 views12th century. AR Denier
+S APOLLINARIS, cross with annulet
+VRBS VALENTIAI, angel with spread wings, resembling an eagle
12c
19mm
1.20g
ex arthur Spelzman
cng 3/17
wileycMay 18, 2017
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7 viewsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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8 viewsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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6 viewsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Odessus (Price 1181a; Muller 419)7 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, monogram to left, monogram below throne
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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15 views1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2017
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Vologases IV8 viewstetradrachm, 147 - 191 AD
(struck 155 AD)
Sellwood 84.18-19

Ex-Parthicus Collection
1 commentsRobert L3May 18, 2017
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Vologases IV7 viewstetradrachm, 147 - 191 AD
(struck October 172 AD)
Sellwood 84.47

Ex-Parthicus Collection
1 commentsRobert L3May 18, 2017
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FTR Huts8 viewsAlexandria
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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3 Constans10 viewsCoin Type: Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Constantinople, officina 1; 348-351 CE
Size and Weight: 20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO
Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs.
Exergue: CONSA

Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 86; LRBC 2012
BW Ref: 115 024 080

Ex Moonmoth
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450-440 BC 25 mm 1723 g 9h Jenkins group 4 [O66/R133,342. 4?,SNG ANS 63,SNG Lockett 771,Gulbenkian 197,Dewing 603,5 viewsQuadriga driven slowly to right by bearded charioteer,above Nike flying right to crown the horses,in exergue palmette with tendrils.Rev Forepart of man-headed bull to right,within compass drawn circle around edge of die.1 commentsGrant HMay 17, 2017
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RIC 0213 Titus15 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Radiate head left
Rev: VESTA / S C, Vesta seated left, with Palladium and sceptre
AE/Dupondius (28.93 mm 11.963 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 213 (C), BMCRE 201-2, BNF 204-5
ex Nomisma Online Auction 18 Lot 63
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 17, 2017
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THESSALY: Metropolis8 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, large bronze trichalkon, early third century B.C. Apollo / Acheloios Pamisos. MSP I, 498. Probably the finest known.2 commentsMolinariMay 17, 2017
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Brockage coin of Claudius, Rome RIC 84 2 viewsClaudius AE Quadrins 14.5 mm diam. 3.3 g Brockage coin
Obverse - TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around modius
Reverse - mirror image of obverse, correct coin would read - PON M TR IMP COS IT around large S C
Brockage caused by coin from previous strike remaining in the die when this coin was struck
NORMAN KMay 17, 2017
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Brockage Coin of Severus Alexander 222-235 CE4 viewsSeverus Alexander Bronze Brockage Coin.
Obverse has laureate head right.
Reverse has an incuse of the obverse.
18 mm., 2.44 g.
NORMAN KMay 17, 2017
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RIC 0854 Domitianus46 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 17, 2017
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Elaia (Aeolis)0 viewsObv.: Laur. r.
Rev.: Kalathos with ears

2.21g, 16mm
RPC 1883
klausklageMay 17, 2017
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officina 1; 348-350 CE 4.13g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right.
PLG in ex
VIII Lyons 85; LRBC 178
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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Constantius Gallus7 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,
hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC)
SMN[?]

Nicomedia 97 var
C
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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Caracalla11 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217. Bronze (AR; 18-19mm; 3.40g; 12h) ancient forgery, regular style. ANTONINVS PIVS – AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. INDVLG FECVNDAE Indulgentia, veilded, towered, draped, seated left on curule chair, extending right hand and holding secptre, pointing upwards to right, in left.

cf. BMCRE V p. 370, 74 and pl. 55.3; cf. C. 104.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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Septimius Severus9 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

Caesarea
Syd 387a
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 17, 2017
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Ayyubids. Al-Nasir Yusuf I (Saladin)15 viewsAyyubids. Al-Nasir Yusuf I (Saladin), (564-589 AH/1169-1193 AD) AV Dinar. Al-
Iskandariya mint, 585 AH = 1189 AD.
(4.33g, 19mm, 2h).
"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the
Merciful, was struck this dinar in al-Iskandariya in the year 5 and 80 and 500" in outer
margin; citing the Abbasid caliph "Abu l-Ábbas al-Nasir li-din Allah, commander of the
faithful" in inner margin; "al-Imam/Ahmad" in two lines across field / Kalima and Qur`an
9:33 in outer margin; title "`alin al-Malik ghaya Salah al-Din" in inner margin;
"Yusuf/bin Ayyub" in two lines across field. Album 785.2; Balog 58.
Ex: Roma Numismatics Auction 35 Lot 1360 May 3, 2017

1 commentsorfewMay 17, 2017
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Sulayman I Qanuni 14 viewsOTTOMAN EMPIRE. Sulayman I Qanuni (AH 926-974 / 1520-1566 AD). GOLD Sultani. Misr (Cairo) mint. Dated AH 926 (1520/1 AD). 
Obv: Titles of the Sultan above mint formula ("duribe fi Misir") and accession date (AH 926), Legend: "Sultan Suleyman Sah bin Sultan Selim Sah azze nasruhu duribe fi Misir sene [926]"
Rev: Inscriptions in four lines within border of pellets. Decorative ornaments (dots) in fields. 
Legend: "Daribun nadri sahib-ul-izzi ven-nasri fil-berri vel-bahr"
Pere 181; Album 1317. 
Condition: Very fine.
Weight: 3.38 g.
Diameter: 20 mm.
Ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 53 May 6, 2017 Lot 1007
orfewMay 17, 2017
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O:  IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, raising right arm and holding globe in left hand.
Antioch Mint
5.43g
22mm
RIC IV, Part III, 213
3 commentsMatMay 17, 2017
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Cr 458/14 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. 47-46 BC, mint in Africa. Diademed head of Venus right / CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Cr458/1, Syd 1013. 1 commentsAldoMay 16, 2017
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Cr 452/22 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. Traveling military mint, 48-47 BC. Laureate head of Pietas right, LII behind (resembling TII) (= 52, Julius' age in 48 BC) / CAESAR, trophy of Gallic arms, axe surmounted by an animal's head on right. Crawford 452/2; Sear 11; Sydenham 1009.

Ex- Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsAldoMay 16, 2017
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Julius Caesar CR 480/143 viewsJulius Caesar - Denarius - Feb-Mar 44BC
Ref – Crawford 480/14
Size/g – 18mm, 3.92g

Description - CAESAR -DICTPERPETVO, wreathed and veiled head of Caesar right / P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre set on star in left.
AldoMay 16, 2017
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LEG XXIII8 viewsMark Anthony – Denarius - 32-31BC
Ref – Crawford 544/39
Size/g – 19mm, 3.64g

ANT AVG III VIR RPC, praetorian galley right thyrsos behind prow / LEG XXIII, eagle between standards.

Ex. E E Clain-Stefanelli Collection
4 commentsAldoMay 16, 2017
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RIC.28a Gratian (siliqua, Virtvs Romanorvm)3 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Siliqua: Virtvs Romanorvm (378-383, Aquilee mint)

silver, 18 mm diameter, 1.82 g, die axis: 1 h

A/ D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM/AQPS in exergue; Roma seating head left holding globe and spear
1 commentsDrogerMay 16, 2017
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing12 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 3.45g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688
3 commentsshanxiMay 16, 2017
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TROAS, BIRYTIS AE122 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Kaiberos left wearing pileus
REVERSE: Club of Herakles, BI PY to either side, all within laurel wreath
Struck at Birytis, Troas 3d century BC
1.14g, 12mm
D&T220 // Depeyrot NC VII, 33 //SNG Cop 250// DeLaTour8145
1 commentsLegatusMay 16, 2017
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Valens AV Solidus7 viewsValens, 364-378 Solidus Nicomedia circa 364-367, AV
(20.5mm., 3.93g.)
Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. In exergue, SMNS.
RIC 2b. Dep. 13/2.
2 commentsorfewMay 16, 2017
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Syria, Laodicea ad Mare. Elagabalus AE18. 7 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Turreted bust of Tyche in distyle arched shrine.
BMC 101, Lindgren I 2100A .
2 commentsancientoneMay 15, 2017
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Phoenicia, Arados 149-148 B.C1 viewsAE 15.73mm (Thickness 2.90mm), weight 3.81g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and lamedh (L) above, Aradian era date 111 below.
Martin RoweMay 15, 2017
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1087.21 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Demeter standing2 viewsReference
RPC 6229.4 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio pl. 79, 7603 (this coin); Emmett 1078.21

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. L ΚΑ
Demeter standing facing, head l., holding ears of corn and long torch.

17.74 gr
30 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
Extremely rare, only two specimens known and both from the Dattari collection.
okidokiMay 15, 2017
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1135.14 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 129-30 AD Harpocrates standing4 viewsReference
RPC 5754/11 (this coin). Dattari- Savio Pl. 89, 7676 (this coin); Emmett 1135.14; Köln --

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΔ
Harpocrates standing facing, head l., raising finger to lips and holding hawk-tipped club; behind, ram

7.86 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
1 commentsokidokiMay 15, 2017
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Fouree Mars1 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GER
Laur. r., dr. and cuirassed
Rev: COS VI P P [SPQR OPTI]MO PPIN (sic)
Mars walking l., holding Victory and trophy.

3.20g, 18mm
klausklageMay 15, 2017
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Test Test Test9 viewsTest Test Test1 commentsNemonaterMay 15, 2017
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Pisidia, Termessos Major. Æ3011 viewsObv: TEΡMHCCEΩN AVTONOMWN Θ, laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: TΩN MEIZONΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Θ in left field.
AD 238-268.
3 commentsancientoneMay 15, 2017
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France (Feudal): Strasbourg (Municipality of Strasbourg)2 viewsRoberts 9069, Boudeau 1334

Billon kreuzer (= 2 deniers), 15th to 16th centuries; .66 g., 18.80 mm. max., 90°

Obv: + DEO * GLORIA (= thanks to God), surrounding inner circle enclosing fleur-de-lis.

Rev: + ARGENTINA (=Argentoratum = Latin for Strasbourg), surrounding inner circle enclosing fleur-de-lis.
StkpMay 15, 2017
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)0 viewsSRCV 10185 , RIC V S-470 var., Göbl 1391a, Van Meter 27 var.

BI Antoninianus, 1.71 g., 17.67 mm. max., 0°

Mediolanum mint, 3rd officina, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 264-265 A.D.

Obv: [GALLIENV]S AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: BON [EVEN AVG], Bonus Eventus, nude, standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar, corn ears in left. MT in exergue.

Bonus Eventus, the god of good outcomes, was originally worshiped by the Romans as a deity especially presiding over agriculture and successful harvests. During the Imperial era, he was associated with other types of success. RIC describes the figure as Genius.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpMay 15, 2017
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Huszár 598, Pohl 135-5, Unger 469e, Réthy II 449A, Frynas H.30.2.0 viewsHungary. Wladislaus/Ulászló I (1440-1444)

Billon denar, .45 g., 14.02 mm. max., 0°.

Obv: MWL[ADI]S[-L]AI[REGI]S, Patriarchal cross, retrograde D/retrogradeC–n (privy mark) in fields.

Rev: Central cross surrounded by three shields bearing (in clockwise order) Lithuanian rider, Árpádian stripes and Polish eagle, all within border.

Type struck in 1440 (per Huszár) or 1440-1441 (per Pohl, Unger, Gyöngyössy & Frynas). Privy mark struck in Kronstadt/Brassó (Corona in Middle Ages; now Braşov, Romania) in 1440 (per Pohl).

“Owing to inner strife and disordered general conditions, the coins [of this period] were usually minted with extremely low precious metal content; moreover, poor mintages were often struck with negligently engraved dies. As a result of the hurried, superficial minting, it was sometimes doubtful whether a faulty coin had been issued officially, or was a forgery” (Huszár 1963).

Huszár/Pohl 4, Unger value 20 DM, Frynas rarity N.
StkpMay 15, 2017
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, #242 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, #2
avers:- M AVP CEV AΛEΞANΔROC AVΓ (AVΓ in ligature), Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- ΝΙ-ΚΑ-ΙΕ-ΩN, Between three legionary standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 4,63g, axis: 7h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: , ref: Kemppinen S402, BMC 103var. ,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransMay 14, 2017
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC ???, AE-21, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #139 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC ???, AE-21, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #1
avers:- M-AVP-CEV-AΛEΞANΔROC-AVΓ, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.,
revers:- NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,65mm, weight: 4,65g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC ???,
Q-001
quadransMay 14, 2017
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818.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing5 viewsReference.
Emmett 818.11; Milne 1179; RPC 5311.4 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 64, 1290 (this coin).

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.

Rev. L Ϛ
Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield to right

13..05 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
2 commentsokidokiMay 14, 2017
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1149.13 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 128-29 AD Double cornucopiae2 viewsReference.
Emmett 1149.13; Dattari 1245. RPC III, 5733; Köln 1000

Issue L IΓ = year 13

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L IΓ
Double cornucopia

4.68 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiMay 14, 2017
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RIC.10a1(var) Valentinian I (AE4, Restitvtor Reip)1 viewsValentinian I, western roman emperor (364-375)
Quarter maiorina (?) AE4 : Restitvtor Reip (364-365, Cyzicus mint)

bronze, 17 mm diameter, 1.98 g, die axis: 6 h,

A/ D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ RESTITVTOR REIP / SMK. in exergue; emperor standing facing left, holding l. standard and r. Victroy on a globe

Divisonal emission ?
DrogerMay 14, 2017
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S.860 Eanred (Hwaetred)2 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Hwaetred
1.11 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O: +EANRED REX
R: +HVATRED
Motif: 1/1

Hwaetred was an early moneyer of king Eanred.
DrogerMay 14, 2017
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Phoenicia, Arados 142-141 B.C1 viewsAE 16.34mm (Thickness 2.30mm), weight 3.43g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 118 below.
Martin RoweMay 14, 2017
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5 views1 commentsancientoneMay 14, 2017
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Aelius Denarius A.D. 136-138, RIC 428var, RSC 14b7 viewsL AELIVS CAESAR TR P COS II, bare head right / CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEndedMay 14, 2017
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Tiberius Denarius RIC 30 4 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right on throne, holding long sceptre and olive branch, chair legs ornamented, single line below.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight: 3.62 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEndedMay 14, 2017
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Attica, Athens. Circa 449-404 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, SNG Cop 315 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight: 17.14 g

Two test cuts.
TheEmpireNeverEndedMay 14, 2017
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NORTHEAST GAUL, REMI AE Potin Unit3 viewsOBVERSE: Figure seated facing with legs crossed holding torque and plait of hair
REVERSE: Boar standing right with snake-like ornament above, star below
Struck at unknown Mint, 100-50 BC
21mm, 6.12g
D&T220 // Depeyrot NC VII, 33 // BMC447-9 // DeLaTour8145
1 commentsLegatusMay 14, 2017
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151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 107c 7 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (parallel wreath ties with rounded ends)
Rev:– GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (K | S / P // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 107c (Common)
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 99a2 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (K | S / P // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 99a (Common)
maridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 71 4 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (P / D | R // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 71 (Common - this has one of the listed mintmark arrangements)
maridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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16 views1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 13, 2017
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 199 var 10 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia; (//ASIS Sym4),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 199 var (unlisted from this Officina in RIC)
2 commentsmaridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9, C AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.42 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9, C AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC (ΩN ligate), Laureate head right.
revers: MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 2,70g, axis:h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date:218 A.D.,
ref: a) AMNG I/1, ???
b) Varbanov (engl.) Not in,
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9,
d) Pfeiffer (2013) ???
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 13, 2017
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056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.43 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC (NE ligate) , Laureate head right.
revers: MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
exe: -/-//N, diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 218 A.D.,
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Jekov (2014):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 6.26.53.2
d) not in Pfeiffer (2013)
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 13, 2017
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Trier 2349 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234 (C2)
3 commentsmaridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding long scepter & cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -. BMCRE -. RSC -.
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 13, 2017
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1931A AEOLIS, Cyme Hadrian Ae 24 River-god Ermos7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1931A; BMC 132var. bust

Issue Without name of strategos

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right seen from rear (var.)

Rev. ΑΙΟΛΕΩΝ ΚΥΜΑΙωΝ, ΕΡΜΟС (in ex.)
River-god Ermos wearing himation over lower limbs reclining l., holding reed in r. hand, l. arm on urn from which water flows

7.70 gr
24 mm
12h
okidokiMay 13, 2017
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Caracalla AE 23 - Gythium2 viewsGythium
Laconia
Caracalla
Obv.: […]TΩΝEIN[…]
Draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: [ΓYΘE]ATΩΝ
Dionysos standing facing, holding kantharos and thyrsos over shoulder; panther at feet
23 mm, 5.74 gr, 3 h
Apparently unpublished. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 981 (for rev. type)
Vladimir PMay 13, 2017
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Roman Imperial: Constantius I, as Caesar (293-305 CE) Æ Follis, Carthage (RIC 24a)10 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; Head laureate facing right
Rev: FELIX A - DV - ENT AVGG NN; Africa in elephant-skin headdress standing left holding vexillum and tusk, lion attacking bull at feet, PKT in exergue, H in left field

The H in field indicate that Constantius was a Herculian rather than Jovian Caesar.
1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 13, 2017
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GREEK, PERIKLES, DYNASTS of LYCIA, AR Stater circa 380-360 BC 22.5 mm 9.81 g 7 h,6 viewsOlcay&Morkholm,The coin hoard from Podalia,NC 1971 399 [A1/P3] this coin,L.Mildenberg,Mithrapata and Perikles,Proceedings of the 8th International Numismatic Congress,Rome 1961 21 [A14/R16] reverse of this coin Illustrated/Head of Perikles facing slightly left,wearing laurel wreath,drapery around neck,to right dolphin downward.Rev warrior nude but for crested Corinthian helmet,in fighting attitude right,holding sword aloft in right hand,shield on left arm,VEHNTEZ[= Phellos] in Lycian]to left,triskeles.PERIKLE [in Lycian] whelk shell?to right,all within shallow incuse square.From the J.Eric Engstrom collection,ex Gorny&Mosch 199,lot 514 10-10-11,ex CNG esale 164 lot 80,ex Kirk Davis FPL 17 lot 61 ,in commerce 1958 per Podalia.Grant HMay 12, 2017
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Samaria, Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius AE24.8 viewsObv: IMP C C M Q TRA DECIVS AVG,radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL P F AVG FC CAES MET P S P, eagle standing right, head left, supporting wreath with head of Tyche in center .
Kadman 129
1 commentsancientoneMay 12, 2017
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius47 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskcMay 12, 2017
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90 BC Calpurnius Piso23 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right

L PISO FRVGI
Naked horseman galloping to the right holding palm-branch
CXXXI ? in exergue

Rome 90 BC

3.71g

Sear 235

"This extraordinarily large and complex issue represents one of the principal war coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation. The control-Marks are legion and consist of letters, mumerals and symbols in a multitude of combinations on the obverse and reverse" SEAR Millenium Edition
3 commentsJay GT4May 12, 2017
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Juba I of Numidia denarius20 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, sceptre over shoulder

Neo-punic inscription, octastyle temple

Utica, Mauretania
60-46 BC

3.34g
Mazard 85

Double stuck

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT4May 12, 2017
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Trajan's column denarius17 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP
Laureate head of Trajan right

SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Trajan's column with eagles on its base

Rome 115 AD

RSC 558

3.16g

Ex-Aegean

New Photo
1 commentsJay GT4May 12, 2017
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Roman Empire, Magnentius18 views3 commentsXLiMay 12, 2017
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochenMay 12, 2017
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Carausius, usurper in Britain, AD 287–2931 viewsBillon antoninianus, 4.7g, 24mm, 6h; London mint?
Obv.: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Carausius r.
Rev.: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter, S—P across field.
Reference: RIC Vb 475, p. 504 / 17-148-125
John AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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PISIDIA, Antioch. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. 3 viewsÆ35, 25.8g, 6h.
Obv.: IVLIA A-GVSTA; Draped bust r.
Rev.: COL CES ANTIOCH; Mên standing facing, head right, left foot on bucranium, leaning on low cippus, holding sceptre and Nike; to left, cock standing left; S R across fields.
Reference: Krzyzanowska XXI/48; SNG France 1121 / 17-147-150
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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Divus Antoninus Pius (Marcus Aurelius, 161-180)3 viewsÆ Sestertius, 34mm, 23.1g, 12h; Rome, post AD 161.
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS; Bare head right.
Rev.: DIVO - PIO; Column surmounted by statue of Antoninus Pius; / S - C.
Reference: RIC III 1269, p. 315 / 17-146-181
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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Vitellius, AD 692 viewsAR Denarius, 20mm, 3.1g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P; Laureate head right.
Rev.: PONT MAXIM; Vesta, veiled, seated on throne right, holding patera and scepter.
Reference: RIC I 107, p. 273 / 17-145-450
John AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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GAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. 6 viewsÆ Dupondius, 26mm, 12.3g, 2h; Nemausus mint. Struck circa AD 10-14.
Obv.: Heads of Agrippa left and Augustus right, back to back, that of Agrippa wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, that of Augustus laureate.
Rev.: COL NEM; Crocodile right chained to palm-branch; wreath with long ties above.
Reference: RPC I 525; RIC I 159 / 17-144-225
2 commentsJohn AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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MYSIA, Pergamon.4 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 29mm 12.5, 12h; Cistophoric standard, c. 104-98 BC.
Obv.: Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath.
Rev.: Bow case with serpents; above, KP above prytaneis monogram, civic monogram to left, serpent-entwined staff to right.
Reference: Kleiner, Hoard 36; SNG France 1740 (same obv. die); SNG Cop 433 / 17-143-175
1 commentsJohn AnthonyMay 12, 2017
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Fouree Genius3 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P
Genius standing l., holding patera

2.57g, 18mm
1 commentsklausklageMay 12, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.38.09 var.1 viewsCaracalla, 198-217
AE 27, 12.60g, 27.06mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWN[INOC]
laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / PROC
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/!, 1579 var. (has NIKOPOLI PROC I)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No. 8.18.38.9 var. (has NIKOPOLIT PROC I)
F, dark green patina
JochenMay 12, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2013) 6.10.38.03 #20 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 24, 5.35g, 24.43mm, 330°
obv. AV.K.L.AVR - KOMODOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLEITWN
Tyche Euposia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder; on lower part of the cornucopiae infant Ploutos is seated l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 var. (different legend break on rev., Ploutos not mentioned!)
b) Varbanov 709 (same dies, Ploutos not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) 6.10.38.3 #2
d) Pfeiffer (2013) 6 var. (has only POLEITW without N, but probably a blocked die)
about VF, nice green patina
JochenMay 12, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.48.17 (rev. only) 0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.48g, 18.48mm, 180°
obv. AV K A(sic!) - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTRW
Crescent with 1 star in the cavity
ref.: a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.48.17
obv. not listed
F+, dark green patina

All the time I was convinced, that AV K A doesn't make sense and should be read AV K L. But here it is clearly AV K A, not AV K L. I think it's an error of the die cutter.

JochenMay 12, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.48.- unpublished0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.72g, 16.37mm, 225°
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT[WN PRO]C I
Crescent with 3 stars in an arc above the moon
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.20.10 (same die)
unpublished
F+, dark green patina

An unusual depiction. But there are no traces of a 4th star in the cavity.
JochenMay 12, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.01.35 var. (rev. only)0 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 20, 7.4g
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1588 var. (wreath not mentioned)
b) Varbanov 3023 var. (= AMNG 1588)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017)
rev. cf. No.8.18.1.35 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.36.10 (same die)
F+, brown green patina
JochenMay 12, 2017
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CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT (307-337). Commemorative series. Follis. Kyzikos.3 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and mantled bust left.
Rev: SMKS. Lupa Romana standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; above, two stars.
References: RIC 90. R2
16mm and 2.47 grams.
CanaanMay 12, 2017
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DIVUS CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS (Died 270). Antoninianus Imitation0 viewsObv: DIVO CLAVDIO. Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO. Altar.
15mm and 1.74 grams.
CanaanMay 12, 2017
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Mamluk, Al Ashraf Sayf al din Qaitbay, 1468-1496. Dirham.3 viewsHalab mint, 14mm and 0.7 grams. The name of Qaytbay in a circle.CanaanMay 12, 2017
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BC), Æ Half Prutah4 viewsObv. anchor. Rev. star.
References: TJC group L.
13mm and 1.06 grams
CanaanMay 12, 2017
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820.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing.7 viewsReference.
Very Rare R5
Emmett 820.6; Curtis 363; RPC 3, 5310/6

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Athena standing facing head Left, with spear left hand and shield right hand resting on shield set on ground

12.83 gr
24 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiMay 12, 2017
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Samaria, Caesarea Maritima. Volusian.6 views A.D. 251-253. AE22. IMP C C VOLVSSINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. COL P F AVG F C CAES METR P R S PAL,emperor on horseback galloping right, holding spear. Kadman 228; Rosenberger 187;1 commentsancientoneMay 12, 2017
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Tetricus II AE Antoninianus4 viewsObv: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SPES AVGG, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe.
ancientoneMay 12, 2017
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Bithynia, Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius AE27.9 viewsObv: AVT K M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTR NEWKO NEIKOMH, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, two corn-ears at neck.
1 commentsancientoneMay 12, 2017
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Valentinian I, RIC IX 15(a)vii Siscia 5 viewsVALENTINIAN I, AE3 CE. 364-375
Obverse: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing lert, holding wreath andpalm. Star over R over O in left field, M over dot in right field
Mintmark gammaSISC, RIC IX Siscia 15a,type xxi, 18.3 mm, 1.9 g.
NORMAN KMay 12, 2017
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Valentinian I, RIC 10 Antioch8 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
ANTA in ex. Antioch mint
16 mm diam., 1.9 g
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 12, 2017
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Valentinian I RIC 10a Antioch2 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG Pearl diademed bustright, draped and cuirassred.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
ANT dot in ex. mint of Antioch
RIC-10(a)1,S-4102v, 15.6mm, 2.3g.
NORMAN KMay 12, 2017
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LICINIUS I, RIC 116 Ticinum1 viewsObverse: IMP LI - CINIVS AVG, draped, helmeted and battleship military gear, bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS - EXERCIT / VOT / XX , in two lines between two captives sitting back to back; the left appearance of sadness and the right has its hands tied in the back.
RIC116, ST in ex. Ticinum mint, 19.8 mm., 3.1 g.
NORMAN KMay 11, 2017
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Licinius II, junior RIC VII 41 Thessalonica3 viewsLicinius II, AE 3, 318-319 CE.
Obverse: IMP LICINVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT V, TSA below, all in wreath
Some silvering remaining
Thessalonica mint, 17.4 mm., 2.3 g.
NORMAN KMay 11, 2017
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Taras, Calabria11 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.18g, 2h).
O: Youth on horseback left, crowning horse; cornucopia in field to right, |-APEAC (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand and upright trident in left; POΛY behind, ΤΑΡΑΣ below..
Vlasto 822; Evans VIII, A4; Cote 456; HN Italy 997; cf Sear 374
From the W. H. Guertin Collection; ex CNG

The symbolism of the cornucopia has many origins in ancient lore, from the story of Zeus and Amaltheia to that of Herakles and the river-god Acheloos. Dionysus is also associated with the “horn of plenty”.
All of these deities were venerated at Taras, so the appearance of the cornucopia on this coin may be connected to any of the three, although the kantharos in Taras‘ extended right hand on the reverse makes the cult of Dionysus quite compelling.
George Brauer Jr. (‘Taras: Its History and Coinage’) suggests that the cornucopia can represent “the fruits of war”, and while the city of Taras was constantly fighting one battle or another during its long history, I believe the commonly seen Nike would be a more appropriate symbol of a military victory, and the passive nature of this particular type, with Taras holding his trident in a decidedly non-threatening posture, also seems to argue against this idea. In addition the fact that the city had just been subdued by Rome would apparently put Brauer’s theory to rest, at least in this case.
Of course the answer may be as simple as a local celebration of a particularly prosperous year, or a thank you to Demeter for an abundant harvest. We may never know for certain, but this kind of speculation can be half the fun of collecting!
4 commentsEnodiaMay 11, 2017
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Philip I - Epiphaneia1 views244 - 245 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M IOV_ΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB
Tyche facing, head turned left, holding rudder and cornucopia
EΠIΦA_NEΩN·AIT
SNG Levante 1826 (same obverse die); SNG France 2403 (same obverse die); SNG von Aulock -; L&K A1491B (same dies)
1 commentsJohny SYSELMay 11, 2017
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Marco Antonio, quinario (43-42 a.C.)5 viewsMarco Antonio, quinario, coniato in Gallia Trans-Cisalpina (43-42 a.C.)
AR, 1.79 gr, 13 mm, BB
D/ M ANT (legato) IMP, lituo, brocca e corvo.
R/ Vittoria che incorona un trofeo
Crawford 489/4
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 11 maggio 2017, numero catalogo 277), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto, fino al maggio 2017)
2 commentspaoloMay 11, 2017
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3) The Tyrannicides: Brutus6 viewsBrutus 42 BC, Fourree Denarius
Roman Imperatorial, Brutus 42 BC, Fourree Denarius, 2.47g: Obv: Veiled and draped bust of Libertas right. "L.SESTI PRO Q" Rev: Tripod flanked by an axe and simpulum. "Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO CO". RSC 11. L Sestius Pro-Quaestor
Ex Aegean Numismatics Auction, 5/11/17
1 commentsSosiusMay 11, 2017
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Mysia, Kyzikos 450-400 BC, Hemiobol0 views
Mysia, Kyzikos 450-400 BC, Hemiobol, .35g: Obv: Head of Attis left wearing a Phrygian cap Rev: Head of a bull facing "KY-Z-I". SNG Von Aulock 7336

Ex Aegean Numismatics - Auction 5/11/17
SosiusMay 11, 2017
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Bactria7 viewsBactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm
Bactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm, 2.46g: Obv: Helmeted head of Menander right "BASILEWS SWTHPOS MENANDPOY" Rev: Athena left brandishing a spear and shield. Monogram to left.. Bop 16E.
Ex Aegean Numismatics auction, 5/11/17
2 commentsSosiusMay 11, 2017
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Constantius II Gold solidus31 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

4 commentsJay GT4May 11, 2017
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4 Caligula0 viewsGaius Caligula. A.D. 37-41. AE quadrans. Rome mint, struck A.D. 41. Rare. Unlisted in RIC 2nd Edition. From the RJM Collection.
Gaius Caligula. A.D. 37-41. AE quadrans (17.79 mm, 3.20 g, 7 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 41. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG , legend around large S - C; Pileus or "Liberty Cap" between / PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT, legend around large RCC. RIC I unlisted; RIC I (1st edition) 41; BMCRE 79-80; BN 126-7. VF, rough, brown surfaces. Rare. Unlisted in RIC 2nd Edition.

From the RJM Collection.

Rare last year of issue, when Gaius was consol for the fourth time

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
SosiusMay 11, 2017
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11 Titus5 viewsTitus. A.D. 79-81. AE as. Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. From the RJM Collection.
Titus. A.D. 79-81. AE as (10.14 g, 5 h). Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod. RIC 214. VF, green and red-brown patina, some roughness.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
2 commentsSosiusMay 11, 2017
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Romanus III or Michael IV, AD 1028 - 10410 viewsÆ anonymous follis, class B, 30x26mm, 11.5g, 6h.
Obv.: EMMANOVHL; facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands.
Rev.: cross on three steps with pellet at each extremity, in fields IS - XS / BAS-ILE / BAS-ILE (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)
Reference: SBCV 1823
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11.5 Julia Titi6 viewsJulia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. From the RJM Collection.
Julia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius (27.82 mm, 10.08 g, 5 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia right, hair drawn-up in bun / Vesta seated left holding palladium and scepter; S - C // VESTA. RIC 398 (Titus); BN (Titus) 270, 271; BMC (Titus) 256, 257. Fine, green patina, cleaning marks.

From the RJM Collection.

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15 Hadrian4 viewsHadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 119.
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius (35.51 mm, 26.94 g, 7 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIA-NVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate, bare-chested "heroic" bust right, drapery on left shoulder / PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM S - C, Hadrian, togate, standing facing, head left, right hand receiving scepter borne by eagle descending from sky on left and scroll (?) in left hand. RIC 589; BMC 1203. good VF/VF, fantastic sensitive portrait on heroic bust, green patina with spots of red, particularly on reverse. Ex Agora Auctions 5/9/2017
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AD 1295-13200 viewsAR Basilikon, 22mm, 2.1g, 6h; Mint of Constantinople.
Obv.: IC XC KVREI BOHΘH, Christ enthroned, right hand raised in benediction, large dot either side.
Rev.: ΑVΤΩΚΡΑΤΟ - PΕC PWΜΑION; Andronicus standing left and Michael standing right; holding between them a labarum.
Reference: DOC V part 1.Class VIII.(f) 528-534
From the H8Modern Collection / 17-142-115
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ITALY, Normans in Calabria. Roger I. 1072-1101.1 viewsÆ Trifollaro, 29x25mm, 8.2g, 11; Mileto, c. 1098-1101.
Obv.: ROC ERIVS COME +S . Knight with triangular shield and conical helmet, holding flag on long pole, on horse standing left.
Rev.: + MARIA MATER DИI . Enthroned nimbate Virgin holding on lap Christ child, nimbate and in swaddling clothes right.
Reference: CNI XVIII pg. 287, 15; Biaggi 1583; MEC 14, 93; Sambon 876 / 17-141-151
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Constantine I, AD 306-337.1 viewsÆ Follis, 20mm, 2.8g, 1h; Lugdunum mint, AD 316.
Obv.: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI; Sol standing right, looking left, chalmys spread, holding globe / A - S // PLG
Reference: Not in RIC, compare to VII 62 with different obverse legend.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus0 viewsAR Denarius, 18mm, 3.8g, 6h; Rome, 58 BC.
Obv.: M SCAVR AED CVR, kneeling figure right (King Aretas of Nabataea), holding olive branch and reins of camel beside him; EX on left; SC on right; REX ARETAS in exergue.
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; scorpion below horses; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue.
Reference: Babelon Aemilia 8 and Plautia 8; Sydenham 913; Crawford 422/1b.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus4 viewsAR Denarius, 4.0g, 20mm, 6h; Spanish Mint, 74 BC.
Obv.: Diademed, draped and bearded bust of the Genius of the Roman People facing right, scepter over shoulder, "G P R" above.
Rev.: Globe between wreathed scepter and rudder, "EX - S C" in field, "CN LEN Q" below.
Reference: Crawford 393/1a; Sydenham 752.
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PONTOS, Amisos0 viewsÆ24, 12.2g, 1h; Struck under Mithradates VI, c. 85-65 BC.
Obv.: Head of Mithradates VI as Perseus right, wearing diadem and Phrygian helmet.
Rev.: Pegasos grazing left; ΑΜΙΣΟΥ, monogram in exergue.
Reference: Malloy 33b; HGC 7, 239 / 17-140-55
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