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Akanthos, Macedon Obol1 viewsAR Obol
Size: 9 mm Weight: .60grams

Akanthos, Macedon
470 – 390 BCE

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.

Reverse: Seven-stringed lyre, around which AKANΘION

Notes:
- Akanthos was a colony of the Aegean Island of Andros.
- Situated on the Chalkidike peninsula, Akanthos was an important and powerful city. The city was never willing to join the Chalkidian League, 430 – 348 BCE, a federation based on Akanthos’ rival Olynthos. The Chalkidian league’s famous lyre coinage is well known, and bears the name of magistrates rather than city epithets. Yet the use of the lyre on this coin, along with the inscription AKANΘION, indicates there was at one time some significant cooperative arrangement between Akanthos and the Chalkidian League. The generally quoted period of issue, 470-390, seems too early.

Ex eBay USA, 2004
PharsalosMay 03, 2016
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Athens, Attica1 views400/390-294 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.34 gm, 6.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet and round ear ring, eye in profile
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed, olive leaf behind; A Θ E to right
HGC 1682;
Sear 2531 var.;
[SNG Cop 59]
[Svoronos pl. 17, 52–56]
JaimelaiMay 03, 2016
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United States of America: 1934 Julian-Morgenthau $10 Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2004K)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 03, 2016
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United States of America: 1934 Julian-Morgenthau $10 Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2004K)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 03, 2016
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Georgia: Queen T'amar (1184-1213) AE dirham (Lang-10; Pakhomov-56)2 viewsQueen Tamar, 1184-1213 AD Fals (Dirham) 1187, on irregular cast flan of two connected round shapes, each with an impression of the dies, one counter mark. Lang 10 Pakhomov 56
SpongeBobMay 03, 2016
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1 viewsGeorgia Georgia and Armenia as part of the Iranian state
Husayn, 1105-1135 H./1694-1722 AD Abbasi of oblong shape 1129 H., Tiflîs, mint and date in central cartouche. Album 2677
SpongeBobMay 03, 2016
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1 viewsGeorgia Georgia and Armenia as part of the Iranian state
Nâdir Shâh Afshâr, 1148-1160 H./1735-1747 AD Rupee 1152 H. Tiflîs. Album 2744 Lang 89
SpongeBobMay 03, 2016
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Trajan sestertius Mesopotamia sesterce Trajan Mesopotamie2 views- Sesterce, Trajan, 116 (Bronze) RIC 642

Avers : Buste lauré de Trajan à droite avec l’égide sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (O*4).
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M [TR P COS VI P P

Revers : Trajan debout de face, tourné à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant le parazonium de la main droite et une haste de la main gauche entre l’Euphrate et le Tigre allongés de chaque côté, tenant chacun un roseau et appuyé sur une urne ; devant Trajan, l’Arménie assise sur le sol.
ARME-NIA ET MESOPOTA[MIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE]/ S|C .
bgautMay 02, 2016
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Columbia, South Carolina: The State of South Carolina $5 Mar. 2, 1872 (Criswell-1)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Columbia, South Carolina: The State of South Carolina $5 Mar. 2, 1872 (Criswell-1)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Columbia, South Carolina: The State of South Carolina $10 Mar. 2, 1872 (Criswell-2)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Columbia, South Carolina: The State of South Carolina $10 Mar. 2, 1872 (Criswell-2)1 viewsSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Philip IV (the Fair): Gros tournois with long O2 viewsPhilip IV, king of France (1285-1314)
Gros tournois with long O (1290-1295)

Silver (958 ‰), 3.96 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 11h
O: inner circle: +PHILIPPVS REX around a cross pattée, outer circle: BHDICTV:SIT:HOmE:DnI:nRI:IhV.XPI
R: inner circle: +TVR0NVS CIVIS, around a châtel tournois, outer circle: a circlet of 12 lis

The only difference between this emission and the previous one is the 0 in TVR0NVS, which is now long instead of round.
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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Louis VIII (the Lion) or IX (Saint Louis): denier tournois1 viewsLouis VIII, king of France (1223-1226) or Louis IX, king of France (1226-1270)
Denier tournois (1223-1250)

Billon, 0.81 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 4h30
O: +LVDOVICVS REX. around a cross pattée
R: +TVRONVS CIVI, around a châtel tournois

Tournois means ``of Tours'' (Tours is a french city). Two main different units coexisted in France: livre (pound) parisi and livre tournois. The livre parisis was used first but the livre tournois became later the most common unit of account.

The question of the attribution of this denier to Louis VIII or to the first part of Louis IX's reign is difficult. Indeed, Louis VIII only ruled for 3 years and both the father and the son have the same name...
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 9b0 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |P
MSL in ex
London
RIC VII 79 CT 8.07.023 (S)
3.2g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 9a0 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
S | P
MSL in ex
London
RIC VII 67 CT 8.07.009 (RR)
3.0g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 9c0 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 97
3.4g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Sear 1900 (with Mardin c/m 9)5 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class J Follis, weight 5.66g, diameter 30mm (overstruck, with several undertypes). On the obverse, Mardin countermark type 9, the word Shams [= ‘sun’, part of an honorific], attributed to the Inalid ruler of Amid, Shams al-Muluk [‘Sun of Kings’] Jamal al-din Mahmud (1151 – 1183 CE).Abu GalyonMay 02, 2016
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Tarsos, Cilicia c. 164-27 B.C.0 viewsTarsos, Cilicia, c. 164-27 B.C. Ae 19.1~20.1 mm. 6.70 g. Obv: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right, within dotted border. Rev: TAΡΣEΩN, Monument of Sandan: Sandan standing right on a horned and winged lion, holding grain ear and bipennis within triangular structure on a garlanded altar. Monogram in left field. SNG Cop 340.ddwauMay 02, 2016
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1 views1891 Promissory Note - John Deckman
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Payable for $100.00 one year after date of issue
SpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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1 views1891 Promissory Note - John Deckman
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Payable for $100.00 one year after date of issue
SpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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2 viewsMassachusetts Treasury Loan Certificate £15 June 1, 1780 MA-8
This certificate is listed as MA-8 in Anderson's The Price of Liberty. It bears the Sword in Hand vignette encircled by a rattlesnake. Anderson rates this piece as a low R7, indicating only 7 to 12 examples are known.
SpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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0 viewsSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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New York, New York: Promissory Note for $600 Feb. 1, 1792 2 viewsPayable 60 days after date of issue by Thurlow James HamiltonSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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New York, New York: Promissory Note for $600 Feb. 1, 1792 2 viewsPayable 60 days after date of issue by Thurlow James HamiltonSpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Wiscasset, Massachusetts: Promissory Note for $42.34 Nov 13, 18101 viewsPayable at Boothbay, Massachusetts "in forty days with interest"

SpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Wiscasset, Massachusetts: Promissory Note for $42.34 Nov 13, 18101 viewsPayable at Boothbay, Massachusetts "in forty days with interest"SpongeBobMay 02, 2016
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Alexander I Balas 150-145 B.C.0 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC. Ae 17.1~17.9mm. 6.51g. Obv: Head of Alexander I right, as Alexander the Great, wearing lionskin headdress, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left.ddwauMay 02, 2016
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Redwulf (Coenred)1 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria (844)
Moneyer: Coenred
1.29 g, 11-12 mm diameter

O: +REDVVLF REX
R: +COENED
Motif: 5d/1
Same dies as EMC number 2009.0215

Coenred was a moneyer of kings Aethelred II and Redwulf, as well as for archibishop Wigmund. His coins for Aethelred II and Redwulf are scarcer than for Wigmund.
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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1002.17 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Isis standing holding sistrum1 viewsReference.
Emmett 1002.17; RPC 3, Köln 1078 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 765-6 var. (same); K&G 32.547; Milne -; SNG Hunterian 1078 var. (same); BMC 756.

Obv. AVT KAIC TPAIAN • AΔPIANOC CЄB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. L IZ (date= year 17) in exergue.
Isis Pharia standing right, holding sistrum and billowing sail, before Pharos of Alexandria.

21.08 gr
34 mm
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okidokiMay 02, 2016
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licinius 92 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |F
MLN in ex
London
RIC VII 48 CT 8.05.016 (S)
3.2g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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licinius 42 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur, cuir)
Rev SECVRITAS AVGG
(Securitas, legs crossed, right hand on head, left arm leaning on column)
* |
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 275 CT 7.13.007 (R)
4.2g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 51 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
S | F
PLN
RIC VII 3 CT 8.02.005 (CC)
3.3g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 61 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
S | F
MLL in ex
RIC VII 23 CT 8.03.003 (S)
2.9g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 72 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
S |P
MLN in ex
RIC VII 60 CT 8.06.014 (S)
2.5g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Licinius 82 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS PF AVG AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
S |F
MSL in ex
London
RIC VII 31 CT 8.04.003 (C)
3.2g

NoviomagusMay 02, 2016
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Redwulf (Brother)2 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria (844)
Moneyer: Brother
1.04 g, 11-12 mm diameter

O: +REDVL RE
R: +BROƉER
Motif: 1/1

Monne already struck coins for Eanred, and Aethelred II before Redwulf's usurpation. However he didn't coin after... had he been fired by Aethelred II after his return ?
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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Eudes (Toulouse)1 viewsEudes, king of Franks (888-898)
Silver denier (Toulouse)

O: +ODDO REX FR-C around a cross
R: +TOLOSA CIVI around a monogram OD/DO

1.45 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 6h

Eudes was not a Carolingian. As count of Paris, he obtained successfull results against the Viking attacks. He was the chosen by frankish noblemen to be king. The legitim heir Charles III the Simple was then too young to rule.

This type of coinage is a very Carolingian one. Eudes made his own monograms. This one is very simple with 2D's and 2 O's (Oddo, which is Eudes in latin).
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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Charles the Bald [Charles II] (Melle)1 viewsCharles the Bald, king of Franks (840-877)
Silver denier (10th century)

1.15 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O: +CARLVS REX R around a cross pattée (S retrograd)
R: MET/./ALO

Not really a type that can be attributed to Charles the Bald... this type is an immobilization and was struck from the middle of the 10th century to the end of the 11th century ! Minting was then totally in the hands of of the counts of Poitou et out of control of the royal administration.
The obverse is similar to previous coinage, but often with a retrograd S. The mint name is in the field on the obverse, but had never been used by Charles the Bald (METALO instead of METALLVUM).
DrogerMay 02, 2016
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PHILIP II AE191 viewsOBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol - spearhead (facing down) - underneath
Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
5.6g, 19mm
SNG ANS #850-851; Sear 6698v
LegatusMay 01, 2016
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PHILIP II AE18 1 viewsOBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol - bull or cow head facing right - underneath.
Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
5.5g, 18mm
SNG ANS #850-851; Le Rider #24; Sear 6698v
LegatusMay 01, 2016
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PHILIP II AE161 viewsOBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol - retrograde P - underneath.
Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
5.7g, 16mm
SNG ANS #850-851; Le Rider #24; Sear 6698v
LegatusMay 01, 2016
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PHILIP II AE17 1 viewsOBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol -bucranium (skull of an ox) - underneath.
Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
6g, 17mm
SNG ANS #850-851; Le Rider #24; Sear 6698v
LegatusMay 01, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - Barbarous2 viewsBarbarous Imitation Denarius
Obv:- SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right
Rev:- VICT AG VG ??I, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Minted in barbarous imitation. A.D.
maridvnvmMay 01, 2016
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Philip IV (the Fair): Gros tournois with round O3 viewsPhilip IV, king of France (1285-1314)
Gros tournois with round O (1280-1290)

Silver (958 ‰), 4.07 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 12h
O: inner circle: +PHILIPPVS REX around a cross pattée, outer circle: BHDICTV:SIT:HOmE:DnI:nRI:IhV.XPI
R: inner circle: +TVRONVS.CIVIS, around a châtel tournois, outer circle: a circlet of 12 lis

This type was struck during 1280-1285 (end of Philipp III's reign) and 1285-1290 (beginning of Philip IV's reign). The only difference with the Gros tournois of the first part of Philip III's reign is PHILIPPVS, spelled with 2 P intead of 1.
DrogerMay 01, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -2 viewsDenarius
Obv:- L SEPT SEV PE-RET AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:- FORTVN R-EDVCV (sic), Fortuna (Hilaritas), standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC -. RIC -. RSC -. 0 examples in RD.
maridvnvmMay 01, 2016
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 802, MAΓ, -/-//--, Forepart of bull right,22 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 802, MAΓ, -/-//--, Forepart of bull right,
avers:- Laureate head of Apollo left.
revers:- MAΓ-on top, Forepart of bull right, part of maeander pattern in left field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 1,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, date: c.350 - 190 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 802, SNG München 593, BMC 17,
Q-001
quadransMay 01, 2016
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.360-325 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 286, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, 28 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.360-325 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 286, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right,
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior on horseback galloping right, holding couched spear; M beneath horse.
exerg: -/-//M, diameter: 18,5-19,2mm, weight: 5,32g, axes: 2h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: 360-325 B.C., ref: Rogers 286, BMC-85,
Q-001
quadransMay 01, 2016
Caria_Mylasa_AR-Hemiobol_Lion_Scorpion_SNG-v-Aulock_7803,SNG-Cop_379_c-450-400-BC_Q-001_6h_8-8,3mm_0,55g-s.jpg
Caria, Mylasa, (450-400 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG von Aulock 7803, -/-//--, Scorpion,25 viewsCaria, Mylasa, (450-400 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG von Aulock 7803, -/-//--, Scorpion,
avers: Facing forepart of lion with legs left and right.
revers: Scorpion in incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 8-8,3mm, weight: 0,55g, axes: 6h,
mint: Caria, Mylasa, date: 450-400 B.C.,
ref: SNG Kayhan 934; SNG Keckman 917; SNG Cop 379 (Uncertain of Asia Minor); SNG von Aulock 7803.
Q-001
quadransMay 01, 2016
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BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Tetrastyle temple female figure2 viewsReference. very rare
RPC 3, 990 var. (facing female, in pediment star); Rec 60 same

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane.

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Tetrastyle temple on podium of two steps, with star in pediment; within, draped female figure (Empress?) stands facing Left, resting with r. hand on long sceptre, holding patera in l. hand

8.95 gr
23.50 mm
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okidokiMay 01, 2016
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Licinius 22 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 209c CT 7.05.006 (CC)
4.4g

NoviomagusMay 01, 2016
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Constantine 9e3 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P AVG
(L,laur, helm, cuir spear over r shoulder, shield on l arm)
Rev COMITI AAVGGNN
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 177 CT 7.03.036 (S)
3.9g

NoviomagusMay 01, 2016
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Licinius 34 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(L. elaborate cuirass, resembling drapery)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 210 var CT 7.05.008.(2) (R)
4.6g

NoviomagusMay 01, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 3472 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides (Bonus Eventus - RIC) standing left holding basket of fruit and corn ears
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 347, BMCRE 321, RSC 66
maridvnvmMay 01, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 477a (R2)3 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERET AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 477a (R2 citing Reyka Denvia). BMCRE page 112 also citing RD.
maridvnvmMay 01, 2016
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Unidentified roman coin reverse 0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Unidentified roman coin reverse with campgate0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Unknown Greek coin obverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Unknown Greek coin reverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Alexander III tetradrachm Price 3623 2 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Alexander III, 336 – 323 Babylon Tetradrachm circa 325-323, AR 21mm., 17.05g. Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; in left field, sickle(?) ; below throne, monogram and in exergue, M. Price 3623. Good Very Fine/Very Fine.
Of course that descript is wrong 3623 is lifetime issue of Alexander. Naville auc 22 lot 64 £150 + markup
chance vMay 01, 2016
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Roman coin, unresearched, unusual coin - Obverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman coin, unresearched, unusual coin - Reverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 1311 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, crowbar.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, mason's level
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 131. Babelon 31 BMCRR unlisted. CNR 1/032
maridvnvmMay 01, 2016
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Greek coin double head obverse close up0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Greek coin double head obverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Greek coin double head reverse close up0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Greek coin double head reverse0 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Claudius Gothicus Obverse1 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Claudius Gothicus monogrammed Reverse?2 viewsSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman bronze Augustus from Corbuda - Obverse1 viewsObv. PRP.CAES. Bust left

Diameter: 15mm

Weight: 2.1g

Small flan, full and dark patina.
SIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman bronze Augustus from Corbuda - Obverse1 viewsClose up of Obverse legend

SIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman bronze Augustus from Corbuda - Reverse1 viewsRev. No legend. Sacrificial tools.

Diameter: 15mm

Weight: 2.1g

Small flan, full and dark patina.
SIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman Silver Siliqua Obverse 1 viewsRoman Silver Siliqua Obverse - heavily clipped and unidentifiedSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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Roman Silver Siliqua Reverse0 viewsRoman Silver Siliqua Reverse - heavily clipped and unidentifiedSIMON C2May 01, 2016
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L.IULIUS2 viewsAR denarius. 103 BC 3,87 grs. Helmeted head of Mars left, CAESAR behind / Venus Genetrix in biga of Cupids left, holding sceptre and reins. S above, lyre below. In exergue L · IVLI · L · F
Cr. 320/1. RSC Julia 4.
benitoMay 01, 2016
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos tetradrachm Price 37131 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Early posthumous issue of "Babylon," ca. 317-311. Head of Heracles right in lion-skin, paws tied before neck / Zeus enthroned left, legs draped, holding eagle and scepter, monogram enclosed in crown before, KΛ under strut. Price 3713. Attractively toned. NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style Heritage weekly 231610 lot 62001 $822.5 including markup.chance vMay 01, 2016
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Charles the Bald [Charles II] (Class 2, Courcessin)1 viewsCharles the Bald, king of Franks (840-877)
Silver denier (Class 2, 864-875)

1.43 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O: +GRATIA D-I REX around a carolingian monogram
R: +I.CVRTISASONIEH around a cross pattée

In 864, Charles the Bald promulgated the edict of Pîtres, huge reform whose aim was to protect the kingdom from Viking raids. It also reinforced royal authority on minting, and created a new type of deniers . The new coins could be only struck at 10 mints. Many more mints carried on... This limitation had never been applied, more than 110 mints struck the new coinage. However it seems that several mints shared dies... Maybe only 10 main mints produced dies and partially outsourced coinage production ?
On the obverse in written GRATIA D-I REX (GDR) around a carolingian monogram. The alliance with Roman Church goes on... The reverse already existed for Class 1, with the mint name around a cross pattée.
Class 2 of Charles' coinage is made of these GDR deniers.

The precise localization of the mint in Normandie (north of France) is still not clear. Courti(s) Sasonien(sis) comes from some groups of Saxons settled in northern part of Gaul.
DrogerMay 01, 2016
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Justin I solidus1 viewsThe pig farmer who would be emperor...sounds like gladiator a lil bit.
Justin I AV Solidus. Constantinople, AD 518-527. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield with horseman device on left shoulder, spear across right shoulder / VICTORIA AVGGG Δ, angel standing facing holding long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; star in right field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 56; DOC 2; MIBE 3. 4.46g, 21mm, 5h.Extremely Fine. Roma Numismatics esale 26 lot 1052 £280 + markup.
chance vMay 01, 2016
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Trajan/Hadrian Mule Denarius - Equestrian Statue9 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, late 117 CE
2.97g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian (R)
IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
RIC 9-13 (Hadrian)

Rev: Equestrian statue of Trajan (equus Traiani of Trajan's forum) depicting the emperor on horseback left carrying spear and Victory.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
RIC 291 (Trajan)

Unusually, this mule uses an obverse and a reverse of different emperors, also utilising one of the more scarce and interesting of Trajan's reverse types: although several reverse variants show Trajan on horseback, those dating to his sixth consulship in AD 112 are likely to depict the equestrian statue of the Emperor that once stood in his forum in Rome, which was dedicated in this year.
1 commentsKained but AbleMay 01, 2016
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Charles the Bald [Charles II] (Class 2, Quentovic)1 views Charles the Bald, king of Franks (840-877)
Silver denier (Class 2, 864-875)

1.64 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 6h

O: +GRATIA D-I REX around a carolingian monogram
R: +QVENTOVVCI around a cross pattée with 2 globules

This is another typical example of Class 2 (GDR type).
Qventovic was a former port close to English Channel in the northern part of France. It was a prominent trading place until it was abandoned, probably in the 11th century.
DrogerMay 01, 2016
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Egypt, Memphis or Aswan (?), Satrap Sabakes, 335-333 BC, AR Tetradrachm5 viewsHead of Athena right with punch mark X on cheek.
Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive spray to left, crescent above a stylized thunderbolt (Sabakes symbol) and Aramaic legend SWYN (Aswan) to right, punch mark X on owl.

Nicolet-Pierre 6, D4/R-; SNG Copenhagen 3; Van Alfen Type I, O4/R-; Mitchiner 10a; Sear GCV 6232. Van Alfen (AJN 14 2002) countermark 3 on obv. & rev.

(24 mm, 16.91 g, 9h).
From LWHT Col.; HJB 166, 15 October 2009, 176.

Sabakes, to whom the issue of this coin type is attributed, was the penultimate Persian Satrap of Egypt. In 333 BC he led a contingent from Egypt to join the Persian army facing Alexander the Great at Issos, where he perished in battle. It is likely that this coin was struck under his governorship, perhaps for use as payment in preparations for the expeditionary force in support of Darius III. Counter marks are commonly present on these coins and most of the surviving examples are worn, indicating an extended period of circulation. This is consistent with the fact that the next coinage to be struck in Egypt was almost a decade later, shortly after the death of Alexander the Great.
2 commentsn.igmaMay 01, 2016
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Sicily, Kamarina, (420-410 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-53-, No-16, -/Γ//•••, Owl standing right,30 viewsSicily, Kamarina, (420-410 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-53-, No-16, -/Γ//•••, Owl standing right,
avers: Head of Gorgon Faceing,
revers: KAMA, Owl standing right, clutching lizard in talons; Γ to right, three pellets below.
exerg: -/Γ//•••, diameter: 16-18 mm, weight: 4,08 g, axes: 10h,
mint: Sicily, Kamarina, date: 420-410 B.C.,
ref: Westermark and Jenkins 189/4 = Virzi 783,Calciati III pg. 53, 16; BMC Sicily pg. 39, 36;
SNG Copenhagen 166 var. (B on reverse); SNG Morcom 547 var.; Laffaille 154 var.,
Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 122.
Triton V Sale, 15 Jan 2002, lot 172.
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 01, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I, ca. 171-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm3 viewsDiademed and draped bust of a mature Eukratides right, wearing a crested helmet decorated with ear and horn of a bull.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eukratides the Great) Dioskouroi on horseback charging right, carrying spears and palm branches, ΦΛΩ monogram beneath hooves right.

Bopearachchi Series. 6 O; SNG ANS 9, 467; Mitchiner 177a; Qunduz 135-136; HGC 12, 131; Sear GCV 7570 var. (monogram).

(32 mm, 15.81 g, 12h).
HJB 151, Nov. 2006, 221; ex- Coin Galleries 21 Nov. 1974, 371.

The epithet MEΓAΛOY (Great) indicates that this coin was struck at the apogee of Eukratides power, following the complete conquest of the Baktria.
n.igmaMay 01, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I, ca. 171-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm 6 viewsDiademed bust of a youthful Eukratides right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eukratides) Dioskouroi on horseback charging right, carrying spears and palm branches, PK monogram to lower right.

Bopearachchi Series1B; SNG ANS 9, 431; Mitchiner 168(f); Qunduz 108-114; HGC 12, 130; Sear GCV 7568.

(32 mm, 16.75 g, 12h).
From LWHT Col.; CNG 73, 13 Sep. 2006, 535.

Eukratides I came to power in a revolt against the Euthydemid dynasty commencing around 171 BC and continuing for a decade. He extended his dominion to include all of Baktria and its realms both north and south of the Hindu Kush. Around 145 BC, Eukratides was murdered by his one of his own sons, probably Plato. By this time Baktria was weakened by the protracted struggle for power. The demise of Eukratides provided a catalyst for Scythian nomads to cross the Oxus, eventually to overrun Baktria. The city of Ai Khanoum appears to have been amongst the first to fall to invaders. This is evidenced by the fact that no coins later than those of Eukratides have been found in the excavations at Ai Khanoum. Within a decade Baktria had fragmented, overrun by Scythian nomads from the north, with the possible exception of a small Greek enclave in the eastern foothills of the Hindu Kush and the associated valley passes that led to the south and the Kabul Valley. A small remnant Greek civilization remained for another century to the south of the Hindu Kush before being overrun.
2 commentsn.igmaMay 01, 2016
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Viminacium Moushmov 36, VIII, Philip I1 viewsObverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Reverse: PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull and lion. ANVIII in ex. = year 8.
28.7mm., 16.9 g.
Viminacium Moushmov 36,VIII
NORMAN KMay 01, 2016
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A117-16 - MAJENCIO (306 - 312 D.C.)2 viewsAE Follis 25 mm 7.1 gr.
Hijo de Maximiano, causó la crisis del sistema de la Tetrarquía, siendo proclamado “Principe”, luego César, y mas tarde Augusto, e invitando él mismo a su padre a reasumir el Imperio. Fue derrocado por las fuerzas conjuntas de Constantino I y Licinio.

Anv: "IMP C M[A]XENTIVS PF AVG " – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETE-RNITAS - [AVG] N” – Los Dioscuri (Castor y Pollux) desnudos de pié uno frente al otro, portando cetros largos verticales, sobre sus hombros un manto corto (Chlamys) y reteniendo a sus caballos por los frenos. "MOSTP" en exergo.

Acuñada 309 – 312 D.C.
Ceca: Ostia – (Ostia Antica, viejo puerto de Roma) -Italia
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Ostia) 35 Pag.404 - DVM #14 Pag.284 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7656.a. Pag.89 – Cohen Vol.VII #5 Pag.166 - Sear '88 #3776
mdelvalleApr 30, 2016
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A117-12 - MAJENCIO (306 - 312 D.C.)1 viewsAE Follis 24 mm 6.1 gr.
Hijo de Maximiano, causó la crisis del sistema de la Tetrarquía, siendo proclamado “Principe”, luego César, y mas tarde Augusto, e invitando él mismo a su padre a reasumir el Imperio. Fue derrocado por las fuerzas conjuntas de Constantino I y Licinio.

Anv: "MAXENTIVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONSERV VRB SVAE" - Roma sentada de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando un globo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y largo cetro vertical en izquierda, dentro de un templo hexástilo (6 columnas). "P T" en exergo.

Acuñada Otoño 307 - primavera 308 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Ticinum) #95 Pag.294 - Cohen Vol.VII #28 Pag.168 - DVM #18 var Pag.284 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7653.a. Pag.89
mdelvalleApr 30, 2016
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A117-13 - MAJENCIO (306 - 312 D.C.)2 viewsAE Follis 24 mm 6,1 gr.

Anv: "IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG " – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONSERV VRB SVAE" - Roma sentada de frente, viendo a izq., portando globo en mano derecha y largo cetro vertical en izquierda, dentro de un templo hexástilo (6 columnas). "RBQ" en exergo.

Acuñada 308 - 310 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Roma) #210 Pag.378 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.168 - DVM #19 Pag.284 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7653.c. Pag.89 - Sear '88 #3779
mdelvalleApr 30, 2016
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535b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 117 AD Concordia5 viewsReference.
RIC cf535b; BMC cf1104; Strack cf502; Banti 145 ( 1 example)

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER,
Laureate, heroically nude bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front

Rev DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P, CONCORDIA and S C in field
Concordia seated left on throne, cornucopia at side, holding patera and resting elbow on statuette of Spes standing left set on low basis.

24.78 gr
35mm
h


When he became emperor following the death of Trajan in 117 AD, questions immediately arose regarding the validity of Hadrian's succesion. Although it is clear from Hadrian's early career and marriage to Sabina (Trajan's grand-niece) that the emperor brought his young kinsman within the imperial court, Trajan, unlike Nerva before, made no move to adopt Hadrian formally, instead possibly preferring others. This fact prompted Hadrian, in the early days of his reign to emphasize his legitimacy to the succession. Hadrian declared Trajan divus and ordered his ashes installed in the Column of his newly complete Forum. Trajan's name and titles were incorporated into the new imperial nomenclature, a privilege reserved solely for legitimate heirs. At the same time, coins were struck to associate the new reign with the previous administration and declare a peaceful transferral of power. The legend of our sestertius, DAC PARTHICO (in the dedicatory dative), clearly refers to Trajan, while the Concordia reverse type (to date, uncommon with the addition of Spes), emphasized by the inclusion of CONCORDIA in the exergue, demonstrated Hadrian's potential willingness for the time to continue Trajan's policies, thereby insuring continued political harmony, something which disintegrated as Hadrian's reign progressed.
1 commentsokidokiApr 30, 2016
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 187, Thessalonica1 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. O on wolfs shoulder, 2 stars above.
Mintmark SMTS epsilon, 16.1 mm., 2.5 g.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187
Note: This variation with O on wolf' shoulder
NORMAN KApr 30, 2016
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L RUBRIUS DOSSENUS 2 viewsAR Denarius. 87 BC. 4,00 grs. Head of Jupiter right, with sceptre over shoulder DOSSEN / Triumphal quadriga right. Above, Victory with wreath. L. RVBRI in exergue.
Cr.348/1. Syd.705
Ex Ritter.
benitoApr 30, 2016
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TI VETURIUS0 viewsAR denarius. 137 BC. 3,91 grs. Helmeted and draped bust of Mars righ. Behind, denomination mark X and TI•VET (ligate) downwards / Two soldiers face each other, one bearded and without armour, one bearded and in armour. Each holds a spear in left hand and with sword in right hand touches pig held by figure kneeling between them. Above, ROMA.
Cr. 234/1. RSC Veturia 1
Roma Numismatics XI. Lot 555.
benitoApr 30, 2016
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Constantine 9f1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(L.radiate helm.cuir spear over r shoulder, shield on l arm)
Rev CONCORD MILIT
(Concordia holding standard in each hand)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC - CT 7.04.34 (RR)
3.7g

NoviomagusApr 30, 2016
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Philip III (the Bold): Gros tournois 3 viewsPhilip III, king of France (1270-1285)
Gros tournois (1270-1280)

Silver (958 ‰), 4.04 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 1h30
O: inner circle: +PHILIPVS.REX around a cross pattée, outer circle: BHDICTV:SIT:HOmE:DnI:nRI:IhV.XPI
R: inner circle: +TVRONV.S.CIVIS, around a châtel tournois, outer circle: a circlet of 12 lis

This type exactly continued the Gros tournois of Saint Louis, Philip's father.
DrogerApr 30, 2016
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Charles the Bald [Charles II] (Class 1e,Orléans)2 viewsCharles the Bald, king of Franks (840-877)
Silver denier (Class 1e, 840-864)

1.64 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 8h

O: +CARLVS REX FR around a cross pattée
R: +XPISTIANA RELIGIO around a temple

This other example of Class 1 is the continuation of Louis the Pious' temple denier. Usually, XPISTIANA RELIGIO is most often replaced by the mint name.
Although this is not the case for this specimen, the mint attribution is very clear. It is Orléans, because of the exaggerated S of XPISTIANA and the first I of RELIGIO is in the angle of the L.
DrogerApr 30, 2016
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1/2 Unica trade weight0 viewsInverse S
lead weight beveled edges
14 by 19 by 3 mm
14.8g
wileycApr 30, 2016
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Commodus AE 27 - Tarsus0 viewsTarsus
Cilicia
Commodus
AVT KAI AVP […]
Draped bust right, wearing demiourgic crown; star in right
OIKOVMЄ AΔP KOM TA[…] B NЄΩ[…]
Prize crown inscribed KOMOΔЄ
Bronze
27 mm
12.72 gr
6 h
SNG Tahberer 1469; Gorny & Mosch Auc. 142 (10/2005), lot 2031 (same dies)
Vladimir PApr 30, 2016
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Constantine I AE Follis.3 viewsObv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, right hand raised.
Mintmark: RS.
RIC VII Rome 57
ancientoneApr 30, 2016
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Vespasian Hemidrachm11 viewsCAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 1.7 g, 12h). O: Laureate head right, AVTOKP KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA around.
R: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond.
-Metcalf, Caesarea 17; Sydenham, Caesarea 94; RPC II 1659.
1 commentsNemonaterApr 30, 2016
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Osberht (Eanwulf) 3 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria (849-867)
Moneyer: Eanwulf
1.09 g, 12 mm diameter

O: .OSBERC.HE (outward) around a cross
R: +EANV.L'E (outward) around a cross pattée
Motif: 1/1

Eanwulf only struck coins for kings Aethelred II (2ond period ?) and Osberht.
DrogerApr 29, 2016
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 824 viewsÆ Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet and a beard
Minted in Constantinople (G | _ // CONSA*).
References:- RIC VIII Constantinople 82
1 commentsmaridvnvmApr 29, 2016
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 722 viewsÆ Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and has a beard
Minted in Alexandria (G | _ // ALEG).
References:- RIC VIII Alexandria 72
maridvnvmApr 29, 2016
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VII Rome 329 2 viewsAE3
Obv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Rome (// RFT). A.D. 330
Reference:– RIC VII Rome 329
maridvnvmApr 29, 2016
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Shekel Tyre CY 159, 33-34CE10 viewsShekel Tyre CY 159, 33-34CE
PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (14.29 g g, 12h). Dated CY 159 (AD 33/4).
O: Bust of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath.
R: Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over right wing; to left, PNΘ (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician letter between legs; TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY around.
- Rouvier 2107 var. (monogram); RPC 4663; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 204 var. (monogram & letter between legs); HGC 10, 357; DCA 920.

Perhaps the most desirable date in the 191 year series due to it's connection to the most, or depending on religious beliefs, one of the most, influential persons to have ever lived. It is impossible to successfully argue that Jesus Christ is simply a figment of religious imagination.

The first-century Jewish historian Josephus referred to the stoning of “James, the brother of Jesus who was called the Christ.” (The Jewish Antiquities, Josephus, Book XX, sec. 200) A direct and very favorable reference to Jesus, found in Book XVIII, sections 63, 64, has been challenged by some who claim that it must have been either added later or embellished by Christians; but it is acknowledged that the vocabulary and the style are basically those of Josephus, and the passage is found in all available manuscripts.

It is also a fact that he was executed by Pilate. Tacitus, a Roman historian who lived during the latter part of the first century C.E., wrote: “Christus [Latin for “Christ”], from whom the name [Christian] had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus.”—The Complete Works of Tacitus (New York, 1942), “The Annals,” Book 15, par. 44.

The most widely accepted year for Jesus execution is 33 C.E.
NemonaterApr 29, 2016
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734 Hadrian Quadrans, Roma 132-34 AD Winged Caduceus3 viewsReference. very rare.
Strack 495b; RIC 734; C. 506;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head, draped bust right

Rev. COS III P P
Winged Caduceus

2.55 gr
16mm
h
okidokiApr 29, 2016
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Constantine 9c1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVGGNN
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 153 CT 7.03.006 (CC)
4.1g

NoviomagusApr 29, 2016
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Constantine 9d1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVGGNN
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left, spread chlamys)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC - CT 7.03.006 (2)
(An unusual variant of the common RIC VI 153.)

NoviomagusApr 29, 2016
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119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, Aquilea, RIC VI 031a, -/V//AQP, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left,33 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, Aquilea, RIC VI 031a, -/V//AQP, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left,
avers:- IMP-DIOCLETIANVS-PF-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- SACRA-MONET-AVGG-ET-CAESS-NOSTR, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergo: -/V//AQP, diameter: 26-27mm, weight: 7,73g, axis: 6h,
mint: Aquilea, date:301 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-31a, p-,
Q-001
quadransApr 29, 2016
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Claudius AR Denarius8 viewsClaudius, with Nero as Caesar. 41-54 AD. AR Denarius. Struck 50-54 AD.
(17mm, 2.78 g, 6h)
Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius right
Rev: NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PRINC IVVENT Draped bust of Nero Left
RIC I 83 (R2) ; RSC 5.
Ex: CNG e-auctions 356, Lot: 469. Closing Jul 29, 2015
Ex: Holding History Coins Agora Auctions Lot 07-158 April 21, 2016
1 commentsorfewApr 29, 2016
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Sear 18132 viewsAnonymous Class A2 follis, weight 20.1g, diameter 34mm. Type 6 ornamentation.Abu GalyonApr 29, 2016
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005 Claudius AR Denarius4 viewsClaudius AR Denarius. 41-54 AD. Rome mint (18 mm 3.62 gr). Struck 46-47 AD.
Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI, laureate head right
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left of curule chair, hand raised to face. RIC 32 (R2), RSC 8 BMC 31. Ex: AU Capital Management LLC
1 commentsorfewApr 29, 2016
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001 Julius Caesar AR Denarius2 viewsDivus Julius Caesar Denarius. 40 BC. Q Voconius Vitulus, quaestor. 3.36 g
Obv:Laureate head right
Rev: Q•VOCONIVS above, S-C to sides, VITVLVS•Q / DESIG below, bull-calf advancing left.
Crawford 526/4, Sydenham 1133. Ex: Frank Robinson.
orfewApr 29, 2016
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002 Augustus AR Quinarius3 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Quinarius, Brundisium or Roma 29-27 BC, AR 1.63 g. Obv: CAESAR IMP VII, Bare head
Rev: ASIA RECEPTA Victory standing l. on cista mistica, holding wreath and palm branch; on either side, snake.
BMC 647. RIC 276. CBN 900
orfewApr 29, 2016
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Tiberius AR Denarius6 viewsTiberius. AD 14-37. AR Denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 15-16 3.42 g.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT XVII, Tiberius, holding branch and scepter, driving triumphal quadriga right, IMP VII in exergue.
RIC I 4 (R2); Lyon 122; RSC 48
Ex: Marc Walter Ancient Coins
orfewApr 29, 2016
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Vespasian AR Denarius4 viewsVespasian AR Denarius. Rome, AD 76.
3.16g, 18mm
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left
Rev: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding sceptre.
RIC 850 (R2).
orfewApr 29, 2016
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-02-01, -/-//AN •I•, AE-Dupondius, #536 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-02-01, -/-//AN •I•, AE-Dupondius, #5
avers:- IMP-CAES-MANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-O-L-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side.
exergo: -/-//AN •I•, diameter: 24-24,3mm, weight: 5,55g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 239-240 A.D., ref: Pick-073, PM-1-02-1,
Q-005
quadransApr 29, 2016
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 461, Siscia, -/-//SMSXXIΓ, Bust-A, VOTA PVBLICA, Numerian and Carinus standing, Scarce!35 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 461, Siscia, -/-//SMSXXIΓ, Bust-A, VOTA PVBLICA, Numerian and Carinus standing, Scarce!
avers:- IMP-C-NVMERIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped, bust right, seen from behind. (A)
revers:- VOTA-PVBLICA, Numerian and Carinus standing, facing each other, each sacrificing over altar and holding a standard.
exerg: -/-//SMSXXIΓ, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, 6th emission,3rd. off, date: 284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 461A, p-200, C-122, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 29, 2016
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 379 var.1 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA, helmeter and mantled busr of Roma left.
Reverse: no legend, she wolf standing left, head right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Two stars above with dot in wreath between them.
Mintmark PCONST, Arles mint. 17.65mm., 2.6 g.
RIC VII Arles 379 var; Rivera p. 10. Very rare (R4)
NORMAN KApr 29, 2016
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Byzantine AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted N and dotted cross right up and dotted rosette left down, #3332 viewsByzantine AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted N and dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette(?) right up #33
type: Byzantine AE weight, There is a coin weight to 1 Nomisma = 4 Scripula (underweight).
The lettering N with rosette = No is clearly Greek, cross with 4 points stylized 4 scripula.
size: 13,1x12,8x4mm,
weight: 3,4g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-033
quadransApr 29, 2016
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Geta AE 22 - Gythium1 viewsGythium
Laconia
Geta as Caesar
ΛΟY CEΠ ΓE[TAC K]
Draped and cuirassed bust right
[ΓY]ΘEA[TΩΝ]
Hermes standing left, holding purse and kerykeion
Bronze
22 mm
4.05 g
2 h
Unlisted for this obv-rev combination. BCD Peloponnesos 974.4 (for Caracalla)
Vladimir PApr 29, 2016
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Redwulf (Cuthberht)5 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria (844)
Moneyer: Cuthberht
1.03 g, 12 mm diameter

O: +REDVLF REX
R: +CVDBEREhτ
Motif: 1/1
Same dies as EMC number 1996.0135

Cuthberht is a rare moneyer. He only minted for Redwulf. His specific features are a lower case h and a T that is very close to a greek τ.
DrogerApr 28, 2016
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SICILY: The Kersini3 viewsSICILY, the Kersini, ae unit, 7.73g. Herakles/Acheloios Halyklos. MSP I, 41.

One of six known.
MolinariApr 28, 2016
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3828 PHOENICIA, Tripolis Hadrian AE 25 117 AD Astarte standing.7 viewsReference,
RPC 3, 3828; Rouvier 1694; BMC 45

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on shoulder

Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ ΗΚΥ (HKY Date Issue Year 428=117 AD)
Turreted Astarte standing with foot on prow, r., holding long stylis, raising dress with l. hand

11.74 gr
25mm
12h

ex.
Auctiones eAuction 47, Lot 85 2016
CNG 247, Lot: 252. 2011
1 commentsokidokiApr 28, 2016
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Osberht (Ethelhelm)6 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria (849-867)
Moneyer: Ethelhelm
1.09 g, 12 mm diameter

O: +OI∾ERT X (retrograd) around a pellet cross
R: +EDELHELM (outward) around a pellet cross
Motif: 3/3

Ethelhelm only struck coins for king Osberht and archibishop Wigmund.
DrogerApr 28, 2016
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Charles the Bald [Charles II] (Class 1d, Melle)4 viewsCharles the Bald, king of Franks (840-877)
Silver denier (Class 1d, 840-864)

1.35 g, 20.5 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O: +CARLVS REX FR around a cross pattée
R: +METVLLO around a carolingian monogram

The KRLS monogram was first introduced by Charles' great father, Charles the Great (Charlemagne). Louis the Pious never used a monogram, contrary to most carolingian rulers, in particular his father Charlemagne and his son Charles the Bald. The monogram contains all the letters of Karolvs : the consonants ate clearly
written at the edges and are bound by a lozenge. The vowels are at the center of the monogram: A (using the upper part of the lozenge and an inside little v), O as the whole lozenge and V as the down part of the lozenge).

This is the second most common carolingian coin. It belongs to Class 1 of Charles the Bald's coinage. This class is made of totally different types of coins, which may reflect the state of the kingdom after 3 years of civil war and the division of the Empire.

Charlemagne minted exactly similar coins (Class 3). The question of the attribution to Charles the Great or the Bald has of course been widely discussed on grounds of style, weight, composition... These studies didn't lead to a clear conclusion. These coins are typically attributed to Charles the Bald because of the number of minted coins.

DrogerApr 28, 2016
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Louis IX (Saint Louis): denier tournois5 viewsLouis IX, king of France (1226-1270)
Denier tournois (1250-1270)

Billon (229 ‰), 0.95 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 1h30
O: +LVDOVICVS.REX around a cross pattée
R: +TVRONVS.CIVIS, around a châtel tournois

The difference between the deniers tournois of the first and second part of Saint Louis' reign is the absence or presence of an S at the end of CIVI(S) on the reverse.
DrogerApr 28, 2016
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Domitian RIC-6872 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 687 (C2), BMC 160, RSC 256
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
aVF

A fairly common denarius struck at a time of increased military activity along the Danube. Imperial acclamations were being awarded to Domitian at a fast pace culminating in a double triumph the Senate voted Domitian over the chatti and Dacians at the end of the year.

Engraved in decent style and in good metal. Denarii of this period were struck at 90% fineness.
David AthertonApr 28, 2016
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Edward I, Bristol mint, class 3g1 viewsmauseusApr 27, 2016
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Edward I, Bristol mint, class 3cd2 viewsmauseusApr 27, 2016
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Philip Arab2 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. SALVS AVG
Salus stg. l., feeding snake coiled round altar an holding rudder
RIC 187a 17,55g 30mm
PriscusApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 9b1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVVGG
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 146a CT 7.02.001 (R)
4.9g

NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 9a1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev ADVENTVS AVG
(Prince riding left, left hand holding spear, horse pawing captive)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 133 CT 7.01.003 (R)
3.6g

NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Licinius 15 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVVGG
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
* | *
T | F
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 6.03.002 (RRR)
3.9g
All issues with the T*/F* bronze mark are very rare.
(CT plate coin)
NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Philip Arab2 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. PM TRP V COS III PP -SC-
Philip seated l. on curulr chair, holding globe in r. hand and short sceptre in l.
RIC 154a 16,35g 29,5mm
PriscusApr 27, 2016
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Philip Arab1 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. PAX AETERNA
Pax running left, holding branch and transverse sceptre
RIC 185b, 9,23g 25,5mm (As)
PriscusApr 27, 2016
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Osberht (Monne)7 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria (849-867)
Moneyer: Monne
1.25 g, 12 mm diameter

O: OSB[RC]HT REX (outward) around a besant at the center of a beaded circle
R: +:M⁖ONNE (outward) around a cross pattée
Motif: 5/1

Although Monne is believed not to have been minting during Aethelred II's second reign, he had been a moneyer of his successor... if he is only one person.
DrogerApr 27, 2016
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Aethelred II (Monne)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (841-844)
Moneyer: Monne
1.25 g, 12 mm diameter

O: +EDILRED X around a besant
R: +MOИNE⁖ (retrograd) around a cross pattée
Motif: 4/1

Monne is a very common moneyer : he coined successively for Eanred, Aethelred II, Redwulf and Osberht (typically from at least 830 to 860). One can imagine that there were several Monnes, who may have been related.
DrogerApr 27, 2016
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/5–1396) AR Groš (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.14.2)1 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction, IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace; right-facing head under throne
SpongeBobApr 27, 2016
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Sear 1944 (?)3 viewsJohn II Comnenus (1118 – 1143 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.16g, diameter 18mm, clipped.

This identification is not certain, but I can’t think of a more reasonable suggestion. The distinctive feature here is the plain halo surrounding the bust of Christ rather than the standard nimbus cruciger. In spite of that peculiarity, this looks more like an official rather than imitative issue, perhaps with an incomplete or blundered obverse die.
Abu GalyonApr 27, 2016
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Galerius 41 viewsGalerius Maximian (as Augustus)
Obv IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 84 & 86 CT 5.03.001 (RR)
(When Maximian Galerius was Caesar, it was easy to distinguish him from Maximian Herculius, as he was given the rank of Caesar on coins and Maximian Herculius was referred to as Augustus. During this time (perhaps towards the end of 307 AD) they were both Augustus. Maximianus Galerius is afforded a more modest legend of IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, whereas Maximian Herculius is given the grander legend of DN MAXIMIANO PFS AVG.)
NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 81 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T|F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 121a CT 6.02.010 (CC)
4.6g

NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 71 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F IN AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T|F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 120 CT 6.02.009 (R)
4.5g

NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 91 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, globe under arm)
T|F
PLN in ex
london
Not in RIC (variant of RIC VI 121a) CT 6.02.010 (2)
4.4g
(RIC VI 121a is the commonest of all the London mint coins, but this variant is quite rare. In my experience, you only see 1 or 2 for sale a year)
NoviomagusApr 27, 2016
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Athens, Attica4 views454 - 404 B.C.
Silver Triobol
2.11 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested
Attic helmet and round ear ring
Rev.: Owl standing facing, on either side olive branches with two pairs of leaves;
A / Ε - Θ around
Kroll 12;
HGC 1641;
Sear 2528;
BMC 11, p.9, 82-89
JaimelaiApr 27, 2016
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Marcus Aurelius AE 31 - Parium1 viewsParium
Mysia
Marc Aurelius
IMP CAES M AVRE[…]
Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust right
C G I H P
Demeter standing right, holding long torch with both hands
Bronze
31 mm
14.13 gr
12 h
Apparently unpublished. SNG France 1479 (similar, but lower denomination)
Vladimir PApr 27, 2016
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Caracalla AE 26 - Tabala1 viewsTabala
Lydia
Caracalla
[…] ANTΩNЄINOC
Laureate bust right, wearing paludamentum and cuirass
ЄΠ[…] IЄPЄΩC TΑΒΑΛЄΩΝ («Ω» depicted as «M»)
Radiate axe-bearing horseman, right
Bronze
26 mm
7.76 gr
6 h
Mionnet IV, p.145, 824 var.; Paris 1380 (same dies)
Vladimir PApr 27, 2016
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Charles VI "The Mad”, (1380 - 1422 A.D.)10 viewsAR Blanc Guénar
O: + KAROLVS: FRANCORV: REX; Shield of arms.
R: + SIT: nOmE: DnI: BENEDICTV; Cross with two crowns and two lis.
2.9g
29mm
DuP 377
1 commentsMatApr 27, 2016
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Constantine 21 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 103 CT 5.04.003 (C)
7g
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Constantine 31 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev MARTI PATRI PROPVG
(Mars advancing holding spear and shield)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 108 CT 5.04.008 (C)
6.3g
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Constantine 41 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
(Prince holding a standard in each hand)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 111 CT 5.04.011 (S)
7.5g

NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Constantine 51 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 113 CT 6.01.004 (R)
4.1g

NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Constantine 61 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.draped,cuir)
Rev MARTI CONSERVATORI
(Mars leaning on reversed spear, right hand on shield)
T|F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 119 CT 6.02.006 (R)
4.1g
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Louis the Pious - Temple denier (Class 3)3 viewsLouis the Pious, king of Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Silver denier (Class 3, 822-840)

1.56 g, 20.5 mm diameter, die axis 3 h

O: +LVDOVVICVS IMP around a cross with 4 pellets
R: +XPISTIANA RELIGIO around a temple

The XPISTIANA should be read ``χρISTIANA'', nice mix of greek and latin letters.

This is the most common carolingian coin (Class 3 of Louis' coinage).
The obverse is the same as Class 2. However, the reverse is a signature of the alliance between the Carolongians and the Roman Church, which began with Louis' father (Charles the Great) and the systematic introduction of a cross on coins. Louis carried on...

There is no indication of the mint name on this coinage. This fact is generally interpreted as a reinforcement of the imperial autority. Many people tried to localize the precise location of mints. Coupland proposed an attribution, using stylistic similarities to other coins of well known mints. Some cases are easy to attribute but not this one...

DrogerApr 26, 2016
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Louis IX (Saint Louis): Gros tournois6 viewsLouis IX, king of France (1226-1270)
Gros tournois (1266-1270)

Silver (958 ‰), 3.94 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 12h
O: inner circle: +LVDOVICVS REX around a cross pattée, outer circle: BHDICTV:SIT:HOmE:DnI:nRI:IhV.XPI
R: inner circle: +TVRONVS CIVIS, around a châtel tournois, outer circle: a circlet of 12 lis

The full transcription of the obverse is: benedictvm sit nomen domini nostri dei Jesu Christi, which means ``blessed is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ'' (XPI is in fact a mix of greek and latin letters: χρI[STI]). This choice of religious legend is not surprising for a king as pious as Louis IX.

The value of the denier had become too small for use in commerce. So Louis IX introduced the Gros Tournois in 1266, with a value of 12 deniers tournois (12 is the number of lis, and also of letters of the obverse and reverse legends !). Gros means ``big'' or``thick'', and tournois ``of Tours'' (Tours is a french city). The inner part of a Gros tournois is similar to a denier tournois. An outer circle has been added with the christian legend on the obverse and 12 lis on the reverse.

Gros tournois were struck in France and entire Europe during one century.
DrogerApr 26, 2016
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Louis the Pious (Melle, Class 2)4 viewsLouis the Pious, king of Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Silver obol (Class 2, 819-822)

0.74 g, 17 mm diameter, die axis 9 h

O: LVDO/VVIC
R: +METALLVM around a cross

As the value of a denier was quite important (a sheep typically cost 10 deniers during Charles the Great's reign), a smaller coin was needed. Clearly speaking, an obol is a half-denier. The carolingian coinage is typically one of silver deniers and obols. Obols and deniers were usually produced by pairs of the same kind.

Contrary to the related denier, the name of the ruler is here in the field and the mint name surrounds a cross pattée.
The absence of the imperial title made think that the coin had been struck when Louis was king of Aquitaine (before the death of Charles the Great). However there are similar obols with mints located out of Aquitain. The absence of the imperial title (as well as an abbreviated name Lvdovvic instead of Hlvdovvicvs) may be due to a lack of space.
DrogerApr 26, 2016
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Maximinus 52 viewsMaximinus Daia
Obv IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
| *
PLN in ex
RIC VI 209b CT 7.05.011 (CC)
4.1g
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Maximinus 41 viewsMaximinus Daia
Obv IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG
(R.laur. cuir)
Rev COMITI AAVVGG
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 146b CT 7.02.006 (R)
4.4g
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Severus Alexander, Caesar 221-222 A.D. Augustus 222-235 A.D.1 viewsBithynia, Nicaea. Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Ae 19.0~20.3mm. 4.03g. Obv: M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, three legionary standards.ddwauApr 26, 2016
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Maximianus 13 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP MAXIMINANVS PF AVG
(R. laur)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l, holding patera and cornucopiae)
LON in ex
London
RIC - CT 1.01.005 (R)
9.8g
(This coin is the fourth example mentioned in the footnote of CT)
NoviomagusApr 26, 2016
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Louis the Louis (Melle, Class 2)5 views Louis the Pious, king of Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Silver obol (Class 2, 819-822)

0.78 g, 15.5 mm diameter, die axis 2 h

O: +HLVDOVVICVS MP around a cross
R: +METALLVM around a cross

The obol of this type is simply a size reduced version but identical to the related denier.

DrogerApr 26, 2016
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Faustina Sr. RIC-1124 2 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA / AVGVSTA SC
Vesta standing l., holding palladium and sceptre.
Orichalcum Sestertius.
19.9g, 30.9mm
RIC 1124
Old collection label in Latin.
Ex. SNY auction 399.
Pekka KApr 26, 2016
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Constantine 11 viewsConstantine
Obv FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
(R. laur. DR. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 89B CT 5.01.008 (C)
6g
NoviomagusApr 25, 2016
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Diocletian 43 viewsDiocletian
Obv DN DIOCLETIANO PFS AVG
(R. laur in imperial mantle, holding an olive branch in right hand, mappa in left)
Rev QVIES AVGG
(Quies holding branch downwards, leaning on sceptre)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 98 CT 5.01.010 (S)
7.2g
NoviomagusApr 25, 2016
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Maximianus 70 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv D N MAXIMIANO PFS AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 90 CT 5.01.003 (C)
7.3g
NoviomagusApr 25, 2016
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Maximianus 81 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv D N MAXIMIANO PFS AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 90 CT 5.01.003 (C)
7.2g
NoviomagusApr 25, 2016
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Maximinus 32 viewsMaximinus Daia
Obv GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C
(R. laur. dr. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 89a CT 5.01.005 (S)
8.1g
NoviomagusApr 25, 2016
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Domitian RIC 2839 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 28 (R2), BMC p. 433, RSC 56a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
VF

The Minerva on this denarius is distinctively quite flamboyant and was struck in the Autumn of 81 soon after Domitian became emperor. This is one of the earliest appearances of Minerva for Domitian as Augustus and it copies the same type coined for him as Caesar under Titus the previous year. The reverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin.

A rare coin in lovely style and well centred.
7 commentsDavid AthertonApr 25, 2016
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Gens Flaminia, denarius, Roma (109-108 B.C.)4 viewsGens Flaminia, monetiere L. Flaminius Chilo, Roma (109-108 a.C.), denario
AR, 3,62 gr, 18 mm
D/ ROMA; testa di Roma con elmo attico alato; davanti X
R/ L FLAMINI / CILO; una Vittoria su biga, con ghirlanda
Crawford 302/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, numero catalogo XXX, dal 24 aprile 2016), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino all'aprile 2016)
paoloApr 25, 2016
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Mars walking right Bldcf dup1 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXAN_DER PIUS AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: MARS_V_LTOR, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak behind, walking right, holding transverse spear upright in right hand and shield on left arm
BMC 845, RIC 637
Weight, 14.190 g; die axis, 6h.
mix_valApr 25, 2016
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PMTRP VI Alex sacrif Cld dup1 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: P M TR P VI_COS II P P, SC left and right, low in field
Severus Alexander, laureate, togate, standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over lighted tripod left and holding scroll in left hand at side
BMC 439 (unbroken obv legend), RIC 470
Weight, 9.380 g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valApr 25, 2016
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PMTRP VII trophy and spear Cld2 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P VII_C_O_S II P P, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, naked except for cloak floating out left and right, holding spear pointed transversely up in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand
BMC 457*, RIC 473
Weight, 10.408g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valApr 25, 2016
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Redwulf (Monne)6 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria (844)
Moneyer: Monne
1.04 g, 12 mm diameter

O: +REDVLE RE
R: +M[ON]NE
Motif: 1/3
Same dies as EMC number 1995.0115

Monne already struck coins for Aethelred II before Redwulf's usurpation.
DrogerApr 25, 2016
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BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 34 Octastyle temple and Prow2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 1017; Rec 38; Rec. Gén. 41.

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

Rev. KΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; figure in the pediment, below stairs forepart prow.

22.76 gr
34 mm
h
okidokiApr 25, 2016
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Cr. 494/23, Republic, 42 BC, P. Clodius M. f. Turrinus 6 viewsP. Clodius M. f. Turrinus
AR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome
Obv.: Laureate bust of Apollo right; lyre behind
Rev.: P•CLODIVS right; M•F• left, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand;
AR, 3,78 g, 20 mm.
Ref.: Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/23, Babelon Clodia 14
Old collection label
Ex Lanz Numismatik
1 commentsshanxiApr 25, 2016
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Louis the Pious (Melle, Class 2)5 viewsLouis the Pious, king of Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Silver denier (Class 2, 819-822)

1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 6 h

O: +HLVDOVVICVS IMP
R: +METALLVM

The obsverse is similar to the previous one. The difference is that the mint name is around a cross pattée on the reverse. This type is scarer than the one with the mint name in the field. The presence of both types in a hoard shows that both date from the beginning of Louis' reign et belong to the same Class 2.
Grierson and Blackburn suggest that this difference is due to a misunderstanding of the mint instructions.
DrogerApr 25, 2016
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Louis the Pious (Melle, Class 2)8 viewsLouis the Pious, king of Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Silver denier (Class 2, 819-822)

1.48 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3 h

O: +HLVDOVVICVS IMP
R: META/./LLVM

Louis' deniers correspond to his father's (Charles the Great) ``novus denarius'', whose weight is supposed to be near 1.7 g with a certain variability.

This denier is typical of Class 2 of Louis' coinage (819-822).
A circular inscription of the name of the ruler surrounds a cross pattée on the observe. The quite surprising Hlvdovvicvs initially comes from the germanic name Chlodowig ("Clovis"). This one was first transcribed to latin as Chlodowicvs. The initial C then disappeared, which explains the H at the beginning. The w(=vv) finally became a standard v, which gave Lvdovicvs (Louis). The imperial title imp is also given.

The reverse consists of the mint name, in field. The mint name may be split in 2 or 3 lines.
DrogerApr 25, 2016
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Hadrian Fourée Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & FelIcitas4 viewsReference.
cf RIC 237a

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head right.

Rev: FELICITAS AVG.
Hadrian and Felicitas clasping hands.

2.86 gr
17 mm
h
okidokiApr 25, 2016
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Constans RIC 19 Nicomedia1 viewsConstans AE 3/4
Obverse: CONSTAN TIVS AVG, rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears in one hand and resting the other hand on shield with one standard between them.
SMN episilon in ex. Nicomedia mint 14.75 mm., 1.1 g
NORMAN KApr 25, 2016
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Macrinus AE 27 - Nicopolis ad Istrum0 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum
Moesia Inferior
Macrinus
AV K OΠΠEΛ CEVH MAKPINOC
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
VΠ Π ΦOV ΠONTIANOV NE[IKOΠOΛITΩN] ΠPOC ICTPΩ
Hermes, nude chlamys over left shoulder, standing left, holding purse and kerykeion
Bronze
27 mm
12.08 gr
7 h
Varbanov -; Hristova/Jekov -; Hristova & Jekov, Nikopolis Addenda I #183 (same dies)
Vladimir PApr 25, 2016
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Caria0 viewsAE 37mm
Antiochia ad Maeandrum, Caria
Obv: ΑΥ Κ Π ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟΣ
Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ
Bridge spanning the Maeandrus river; gateway to bridge to left, surmounted by stork standing right; on parapet, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia
SNG von Aulock 2430
mauseusApr 24, 2016
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SICILY - Abakainon0 viewsAR Litra
c. 420-400 BC
O - Facing head of nymph
R - [ABA]
Sow standing to left, piglet before
SNG ANS 1293
mauseusApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 821, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F left, -/-//XXIV, Trophy between two captives.56 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 821, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F left, -/-//XXIV, Trophy between two captives.
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust left. (F left),
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Trophy between two captives. Both captives looking left The left captive's hands tied and held behind the back, the right captive's hands tied and held in the lap.
exerg: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 22-22,7mm, weight: 3,89g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia,7th. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 821, p-, Alf-101, No-20,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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173 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Genius standing Eastern mint2 viewsReference.
RIC -; Strack-; BMCRE pg. 379, 22, pl. 69, 20 (same dies)

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

Rev. COS III
Genius standing left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, holding cornucopia in left arm.

2.57 gr
17 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, Γ//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #151 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, Γ//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #1
avers:- IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: Γ//XXIMC, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,80g, axis: 1h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-913, p118,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, P//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #152 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, P//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #1
avers: IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, shield are decorated by dots. (G)
revers: VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: P//XXIMC, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-913, p118,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, CM//XXIQ, Sol left in spred quadriga, #249 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, CM//XXIQ, Sol left in spred quadriga, #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-INVICT-O, Sol left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand. No exergual line.
exergo: CM//XXIQ, diameter: 22,5-23mm, weight: 4,31g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p-118, 4th. emission,
Q-002
quadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//Γ, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, #249 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//Γ, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-N-VICT-O, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand. (No exergual line )
exergo: -/-//Γ, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,92g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p118, 2nd emission,
Q-002
quadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//Γ, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, #150 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//Γ, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-N-VICT-O, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand. (No exergual line )
exergo: -/-//Γ, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p118, 2nd emission,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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Maximinus 14 viewsMaximinus Daia
Obv MAXIMINVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES
(R. laur. dr. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 60 CT 4.03.024 (S)
9.5g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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7 viewsLesbos, Mytilene. Antoninus Pius1 commentsancientoneApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//Δ, Emperor riding left,51 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//Δ, Emperor riding left,
avers:- VIRTVSP-ROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with rider right.
revers:- ADVENT-VS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//Δ, diameter: 22-23,5mm, weight: 4,12g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-904, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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Maximinus 24 viewsMaximinus Daia
Obv MAXIMINVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES
(R. laur. dr. cuir from front)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l. holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 60 CT 4.03.024 (S)
9.5g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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Severus 11 viewsObv SEVERUS NOBILISSIMVS C
(R. laur. dr. cuir from front)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 58a CT 4.02.017 (R)
10.1g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG,, Bust-G, CM//XXIQ, Emperor riding left,55 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG,, Bust-G, CM//XXIQ, Emperor riding left,
avers: IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-PF-AVG-(G), Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a rider right.
revers: VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: CM//XXIQ, diameter: 21,7-22,4mm, weight: 3,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC).
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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168 - Constantine II - AE3/4 - RIC VII Arles 395 3 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing single standard between them
Minted in Arles (Chi-Rho in Banner // PCONST). A.D. 336
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 395 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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168 - Constantine II - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 3543 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (Dot in centre field / Crescent // SCONST). A.D. 331
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 354 (R4)
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Rome 3272 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Rome (// RFP). A.D. 330
Reference:– RIC VII Rome 327
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Rome 327 3 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Rome (// RFP). A.D. 330
Reference:– RIC VII Rome 327
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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168 - Constantine II - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 371 2 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (Laurel wreath / Dot in centre field // PCONST). A.D. 336
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 371 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//Δ, Emperor riding left,51 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//Δ, Emperor riding left,
avers:- VIRTVSP-ROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with soldiers with shield walking left.
revers:- ADVENT-VS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//Δ, diameter: 22,5-23mm, weight: 4,07g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-904, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 24, 2016
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Galerius 30 viewsGalerius Maximian
Obv MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
(R. laur. dr.cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 33 CT 3.01.031 (C)
9.4g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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Maximianus 40 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
(R. laur. dr. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 25 CT 3.01.013 (S)
10.5g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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Constantius 42 viewsConstantius (as Augustus)
Obv IMP CONSTANTIVS P FEL AVG
(R. laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 49a CT 4.02.008 (S)
9.3g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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AR-No.TPAP /QBB12-B (NF)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 168-167 B.C

AE 19.26mm (Thickness 3.75mm), weight 7.43g, die axis = 11h (330 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm branch behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on galley prow left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, wreath in his right hand and trident in left, Phoenician letters qoph (Q) and beth (B) in field, qoph (Q) far top, Aradain era date 92 below.
AradosApr 24, 2016
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Constantius 31 viewsConstantius (as Augustus)
Obv IMP CONSTANTIVS PIVS F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 48 CT 4.02.004 (S)
9.4g
NoviomagusApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 348, Ticinum, CONSERVAT AVG, Bust-C, -/-//TXXT, Sol standing left, #147 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 348, Ticinum, CONSERVAT AVG, Bust-C, -/-//TXXT, Sol standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C)
revers:- CONSERVAT-AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
exerg: -/-//TXXT, diameter: 23-23,5mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ticinium, 4th emission of Ticinum, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-348, p-55,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, -/-//R-crescent-A, Trophy between two captives, #1,47 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, -/-//R-crescent-A, Trophy between two captives, #1,
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (6,F)
revers:- VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-crescent-A, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 222, p-41, C-768,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 161, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-C, -/-//R Z, Emperor riding left, #148 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 161, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-C, -/-//R Z, Emperor riding left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front. (C var.)
revers:- A-DVENT-V-S-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//R Z, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,70g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 277-A.D., 2nd. emission, 7th off. ref: RIC-V-II-161, p-35,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Trier 897 (Half Follis)2 viewsHalf Follis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CONSERV, Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (// PTR). A.D. 310 - 311
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 897 (S)
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI London 251 2 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CO-NSERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in London (* | _ // PLN). Late A.D. 312- May A.D. 313
Reference:– RIC VI London 251 (Rated S with CON-S, noted rarely occurring with CO-NS. This seems to be supported by a spot check of other coins of this issue)
maridvnvmApr 24, 2016
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3529, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-B1, Providentia left, #141 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3529, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-B1, Providentia left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-C-L-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia stg. l., holding baton in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., globe, (Pr2).
exerg: -/-//XXIA, diameter: 21,6mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, issue-2., off-1., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-92, T-(Estiot)-3529,
Q-001
quadransApr 24, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 3753 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (laurel wreath with dot in it's centre / Dot in centre field// PCONST). A.D. 333 - 334
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 375 (R3)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 3453 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (* // PCONST). A.D. 330 - 331
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 345 (C2)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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Phoenicia, Arados, ( 144-143 B.C.), AE-15, Galley left,53 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, ( 144-143 B.C.), AE-15, Galley left,
avers:- Bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.
revers:- Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician control letters nun (N) ? and aleph (') ? above, Aradain era date 116 below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 15-15,5mm, weight:3,28g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: 144-143 B.C., ref: Duyrat 2005 No.2077-2099 (2082 !) on page 62.
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 23, 2016
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Constantius II, RIC 91E Rome0 viewsConstantius II AE 3
Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS PF AVG, rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears in one hand and resting the other hand on shield with one standard between them.
episilon SIS crescent, Siscia mint, 16.75 mm., 1.9 g.
NORMAN KApr 23, 2016
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Aq Qoyunlu: Rustam (1492-1497) AR light tanka, Amul, ND (Album-2534.1)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 23, 2016
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Samos, Ionia2 views6th-5th century B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.25 gm, 7 mm
Obv: Head of bull right.
Rev: Head of roaring lion right within incuse square.
BMC Ionia p. 352, 27 (trihemiobol);
HGC 6, 1182 (trihemiobol)

same coin in black
JaimelaiApr 23, 2016
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Samos, Ionia6 views6th-5th century B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.25 gm, 7 mm
Obv: Head of bull right.
Rev: Head of roaring lion right within incuse square.
BMC Ionia p. 352, 27 (trihemiobol);
HGC 6, 1182 (trihemiobol)
1 commentsJaimelaiApr 23, 2016
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Byzantine AE weight, 1 Tremissis, Capital H with line border, #3447 viewsByzantine AE weight, 1 Tremissis, Capital H with line border, #34
type: Byzantine AE weight, "Capital H stands for the greek number 8. 8 means 8 keration which is equal to 1 tremissis "
size: 9,7x9,4x2,1mm,
weight: 1,31g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
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quadransApr 23, 2016
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Constantius 20 viewsConstantius
Obv CONSTANTIVS NOB C
(R. laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 16 CT 2.01.013 (C)
9.8g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Diocletian 22 viewsDiocletian
Obv IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
(R. laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC 23a CT 3.01.002 (S)
9.1g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Maximianus 31 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
(R.laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 23b CT 3.01.012 (C)
10.6g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Majorian (RIC X 2641)1 viewsMAJORIAN (420-461), Western Roman Emporer (457-461). Æ nummus (1.69 g, 14 mm), Mediolanum mint. Obverse: D N IVL MAIORANVS P F A(VG), pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm branch, VICTORIA (AVGGG), (MD). RIC X 2641.JanApr 23, 2016
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 101b 1 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO IMPE-RATORIS, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Alexandria (K | S/ P // ALE). A.D. 308-310
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 101b (Rated C for IMP-ER but noted as occurring rarely for IMPE-R)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Alexandria 101 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle with wreath at foot left
Minted in Alexandria (_ | Wreath over Delta over N / ALE). A.D. 314
Reference(s) – RIC VII Alexandria 10 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Nicomedia 71b 1 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera, from which liquid is flowing, sacrificing over lighted altar
Minted in Nicomedia (_ | E // SMN).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Nicomedia 71b (Rated C)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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1828 GEORGE IV AE HALF FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 18mm | Axis 12
SPINK: 3826

This portrait of George IV, used on all his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

The half-farthing was first issued in 1828, a year later than the third farthing, for use exclusively in Ceylon. However, it is usually considered to be part of the British coin series as Ceylon used British currency at that time.
*AlexApr 23, 2016
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Lugdunum 1452 viewsCentenionalis
Obv:– D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:– VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X , chi-rho in upper centre
Mint – Lugdunum (SP/RPLG). August A.D. 352 to end A.D. 352
Reference(s) – Cohen 69. Bastien 194 (8). RIC VIII Lugdunum 145 (C)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Lugdunum 126 1 viewsCentenionalis
Obv:– D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:– VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X
Mint – Lugdunum (SV//RPLG). Beginning A.D. 351 to August A.D. 352
Reference(s) – Cohen 68. Bastien 174 (12). RIC VIII Lugdunum 126 (C)
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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100 - Trebonianus Gallus - Antoninianus - RIC 79 var 1 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev– ADVNTVS (sic) AVS(sic), Trebonianus Gallus riding on horse left, holding hand high in salute and scepter
Minted in Antioch.
Reference(s) – RIC 79 var (reverse legend).

Rare with these reverse legend errors. Possibly the fourth known example all from the same reverse die.

Ex Private British collection, was purchased from English dealer Peter Mimms in 1976
maridvnvmApr 23, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.05.05 (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 19-211
AE 19, 2.91g, 19.47mm, 330°
obv. AV L C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC IC
Demeter, in long garment, stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on long burning torch and
holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1353 var, (has AV L CE)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2259 (cites AMNG 1353, but has only AV L C)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. No. 8.14.5.5 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.22.10 (same die)
F+, dark green patina

Different obv. than HrHJ (2015) 8.14.5.5: Here the AV is located below the bust!
JochenApr 23, 2016
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201 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Star Crescent globes4 viewsReference.
RIC 201 error coin

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

Rev. COS III
Star with 6 rays within crescent resting on double globe.

3.2 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiApr 23, 2016
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Constantius 10 viewsConstantius
Obv FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 14a CT 2.01.010 (C)
10.8g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Galerius 10 viewsGalerius Maximian
Obv C VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
RIC VI 14b CT 2.01.014 (R)
9.7g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Galerius 24 viewsGalerius Maximian
Obv MAXIMIANVS NOB C
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 15 CT 2.01.015 (C)
8.5g
NoviomagusApr 23, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)4 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles
SpongeBobApr 23, 2016
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AR-No.TPAP 130/N´12-B (NE)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C

AE 22.32mm (Thickness 2.91mm), weight 7.41g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, S shaped ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130 below.
AradosApr 23, 2016
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4 viewsancientoneApr 23, 2016
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4 views18mm.,3.3gm.ancientoneApr 23, 2016
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2 viewsancientoneApr 23, 2016
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1 viewsancientoneApr 23, 2016
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Terre Haute, Indiana: Commercial Exchange Bank $1 Aug. 3, 1858 (Wolka#797-1)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 23, 2016
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Terre Haute, Indiana: Commercial Exchange Bank $1 Aug. 3, 1858 (Wolka#797-1)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 23, 2016
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Faustina Sr AE Sestertius1 viewsOBV: Draped bust facing right, DIVA FAVSTINA
REV: Juno holding patera and scepter; IVNO, S-C
RIC 1145, 20.25 grams
A classic Roman profile
daverinoApr 23, 2016
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Richard II, York mint, class 20 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward III, York mint0 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, London mint, class 10 (farthing)0 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, London mint, class 10 (farthing)0 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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William of Hinault, Bishop of Cambrai, Cambrai mint, Mayhew 87-901 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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John the Blind, Luxembourg mint, Mayhew 2652 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Gaucher de Chatillon, Yves mint, Mayhew 237-93 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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William of Namur, Namur mint, Mayhew 3611 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Robert of Bethune, Alost mint, Mayhew 2191 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, London mint, class 3c2 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, London mint, class 9b2 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, Canterbury mint, class 9b1 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, London mint, class 10d0 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Edward I, Durham mint, class 4b (?), Bishop Bec1 viewsmauseusApr 22, 2016
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Vespasian Nemesis27 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PONTIF MAXIM
Nemesis advancing right holding caduceus over snake

Rome 73 AD

2.94g

RIC 544, BMC 97, RSC 385.

Rare

Ex-Indalo

The reverse is copied from a denarius of Claudius
6 commentsJay GT4Apr 22, 2016
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Vespasian AR Denarius8 viewsVespasian A.D. 69-79. AR denarius (19.3 mm, 2.82 g, 6 h).
Rome mint, struck A.D. 77-78.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: COS VIII, prow of galley right, star above.
RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.
Agora Auctions Lot 53-176 April 5, 2016
Ex: Agora Auctions
2 commentsorfewApr 22, 2016
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Hadrian. 128-29 AD ae 15 Laurel-branch4 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3744; CRS 280a; McAlee 129(c)

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177 Date Γ

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, right.

Rev. ΕΤΟ(ΥС) ΖΟΡ
Laurel-branch: Γ (in field, r.)

3.49 gr
mm
h
okidokiApr 22, 2016
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132 - Probus - RIC 862 - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KAB)8 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
Reference:– RIC 862 Bust type H
A lovely example with a good strike and fully silvered.
3 commentsmaridvnvmApr 22, 2016
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010 Vespasian AR Denarius12 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.39 g, 6h).
Rome mint. Struck AD 74.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AUG Laureate head right
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM Vespasian seated right, holding scepter and branch.
RIC II 685 (R); BMCRE pg. 27 ; RSC 386.
Ex: J. Eric Engstrom Collection
Ex: CNG E-auction 373, Lot 366
4 commentsorfewApr 22, 2016
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Julius Caesar63 viewsJulius Caesar. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius (18.07 mm, 3.87 g). Military mint traveling with Caesar.
O: Elephant right, trampling on serpent
R: Emblems of the pontificate - Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
- Crawford 443/1; Sear (History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators) 9; Sydenham 1006; BMCRR (Gaul) 27; Cohen/RSC 49; Babelon (Voconia) 1; Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values I) 1399.
5 commentsNemonaterApr 21, 2016
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Roman Provincial: Valerian I (253-260) Potin Tetradrachm, Alexandria (Milne-3945)2 viewsObv.: AK Π L I OVALEPIANOC EVEVC; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal date L-Δ across fields (Year 4).
SpongeBobApr 21, 2016
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0923.14 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 129-30 AD Athena standing6 viewsReference. R5
Emmett 923.14; RPC 3, 5738; Köln 1007

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

Rev. LΙ Δ (L IΔ = year 14)
Athena standing facing, head l., holding owl and shield

26.60 gr
35 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiApr 21, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Herreth)3 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Herreth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: X EANREd (retrograde)
R: X HERRED

Ex- RP Coins
NapApr 21, 2016
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S. 846 Adlfrith6 viewsSceat of Aldfrith, king of Northumbria 685-705
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S.846
N. 176
O: +ALdFRIduS
R: Fantastic animal left

Aldfrith was the first king of Northumbria to issue coins in his name. His coins depict an animal of crude style, probably is supposed to be a dragon. It is different than the animals on mid 8th century Northumbrian coins of Eadberht, Alchred, Aethelred I, and Aelfwald.

Due to this difference, for a while the coins were attributed to a king of Lindsey of the same name, who flourished in the late 8th century. However the archaeologic evidence, coin composition, and distribution of metal detecting finds argues against this idea. Most experts consider this coin struck for Northumbria's Aldfrith.

Ex- eBay
NapApr 21, 2016
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Cr. 342/3a, Republic, 90 BC, C. Vibius C.f. Pansa, Ceres, Pig2 viewsC. Vibius C.f. Pansa
AR Denarius, 90 BC, Rome
Obv.: PANSA, Laureate head of Apollo right, symbol below chin
Rev.: C VIBIVS C F, Ceres walking right, holding two torches, pig in front
Ag, 17.5mm, 3.99g
Ref.: Cr. 342/3a, Sear 241
Ex Münzhandlung Sonntag, Auction 22, #28
shanxiApr 21, 2016
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Ayyubids: Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar. al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa (1210-1220)Æ Dirhem, Mayyafariqin Mint, AH 612 (Album-859.1; Whelan type I, 272-3; Balog-851; SICA 6, 1145) 4 viewsObv: Male seated facing, holding globus; name and titles of al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa and mint formula in outer margin; AH date to left and right of figure

Obverse Field: ﺳﻨﺔ ﺛﻨﺎ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ
Obverse Margin: ﺿﺮﺏ ﻣﻴﺎﻓﺮﻗﻴﻦ ; ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﺷﺮﻑ ﻣﻈﻔﺮﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺍﻟﻔﺘﺢ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ

Rev: Name and titles of Abbasid caliph within within linear and pelleted trilobe; name of Ayyubid overlord in outer margins

Reverse Field: ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺻﺮﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ
Reverse Margin: ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﺩﻝ ﺳﻴﻒ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻮﺏ
SpongeBobApr 21, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Decanummium, Rome (Sear-308; DOC-331; MIBE-228)2 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; stars to left and right
SpongeBobApr 21, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Eanred (810-841) BI Styca Phase Ib, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-860; Pirie, Guide 3.6c)8 viewsObv: +EANRED REX around central cross pattée
Rev: +EADVINI around central cross pattée
SpongeBobApr 21, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Æthelred II, 1st reign (ca. 841-850) Æ Styca Phase II, Group A, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-866; Pirie, Guide 3.10d)5 viewsObv: +EDELRED REX around central six-limbed cross
Rev: +LEOFDEτИ around central cross pattée with pellets in quarters
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Æthelred II (ca. 841-850) Æ Styca Phase II, Group A, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-865; Pirie, Guide 3.10g var)4 viewsObv: +EDIΓRED REX around central cross pattée
Rev: +ΓEOFτИ around central cross pattée

SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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House of Lancaster: Henry VI (1422-1461) 1st Reign, AR Groat, Calais Mint (North-1424; SCBC-1836)9 viewsObv: HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANC; Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches; lis at lower cusps; annulets flanking neck
Rev: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM; VILLA CALISIE; Long cross pattée with trefoil of pellets in each quarter; annulets in second and third trefoils



SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Eanred (810-841) BI Styca Phase Ib, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-860; Pirie, Guide 3.6a)4 viewsObv: EANREDREX around central cross pattée
Rev: +DAEGBERCT around central cross pattée
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Eanred (810-841) Æ Styca Phase II, Group C, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-862; Pirie, Guide 3.20f)3 viewsObv: +EANRED REX around central cross pattée
Rev: +MONNE around central cross pattée
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Æthelred II, 1st reign (ca. 841-850) Æ Styca Phase II, Group Cii, Eoferwic (York) Mint (SCBC-865; Pirie, Guide 3.26n)4 viewsObv: +EDIΓRED RE–X around central cross pattée
Rev: +VEИDEΓBERH around central pellet-in-annulet
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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AR-No.TPAS 18-93/AP3-C (ND)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C

AE 17.83mm (Thickness 2.49mm), weight 4.13g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Club & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 18-93.
AradosApr 20, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)5 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Terre Haute, Indiana: Commercial Exchange Bank $2 Aug. 3, 1858 (Wolka#797-3)3 viewsPayable at the Keokuk Exchange Bank of Keokuk, IA, this $2 was an issue of this enigmatic Terre Haute institution that was printed by W.L. OrmsbySpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland: United States Insurance Company of Baltimore $2000 Jan. 13, 18342 viewsStyled as an insurance policy, this $2000 certificate was actually a post note redeemable just under six months after issue. Ceres, Plenty, and Navigation appear on this example as well as a dog lying by a safe representing Fidelity
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland: United States Insurance Company of Baltimore $2000 Jan. 13, 18341 viewsStyled as an insurance policy, this $2000 certificate was actually a post note redeemable just under six months after issue. Ceres, Plenty, and Navigation appear on this example as well as a dog lying by a safe representing Fidelity
SpongeBobApr 20, 2016
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull heads, ivy leave2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE10
Obv.: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓ, Confronted bull heads, ivy leave above
AE, 0.98g, 10mm
Ref.: -
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
shanxiApr 20, 2016
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Dauphiné, Charles VII (1422-1440), Dauphins de Viennois, France.0 viewsPetit blanc, argent, 1,14 g
A/ + KAROLVS FRAN REX, croix.
R/ + DALPhS VIENENCIS, dauphin à gauche, lis dessus
Réfs : Poey d'Avant 4967
GabalorApr 20, 2016
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Demi sol - Double frappe ou refrappe0 viewsDemi sol à l'écu, cuivre, 5,12 g, 26 mm.
Lettre N sous l'écu pour Montpellier.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1790
Réfs : Droulers 613 (250 000 ex.)
GabalorApr 20, 2016
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TITUS, as Caesar SEMIS 76-77 CE, ROME (ANTIOCH MINT) 1 viewsObverse: T. CAESAR IMP. PONT., laureate head of Titus right.
Reverse: SC within laurel wreath. BMC 236. RPC 2015
Roman bronze coin, 20.4mm, 6.4 g.
struck at the Antioch mint. The Latin legend and the letters "SC (Senatus Consulto) indicate that this was intended to be Roman currency, though struck at a provincial mint. BMC Galatia 236.
NORMAN KApr 20, 2016
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Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.12 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 773; BMCRE II 226; BnF III 203; RSC II 286; Hunter I -; cf. SRCV I 2736 (TR P XII), VF, well centered, toned, reverse center a little weak, Rome mint, weight 3.310g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, 1 Jan - 13 Sep 95 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII, laureate head right; reverse IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, inverted spear vertical before her in her right hand, her left hand on hip.

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

In 95 A.D., Domitian had several senators and ex-consuls executed out of paranoid fears that they were plotting to kill him. Manius Acilius Glabrio belonged to one of the noblest families of Rome and had been consul in 91 (conjointly with Trajan, who would later become emperor). Domitian ordered him to descend into the Colosseum arena to fight a huge lion. Glabrio slew the animal, exciting the crowd, but Domitian still banished him and later put him to death on some false pretext. After his death, his body was brought to Rome, and buried on the Via Salaria, in the catacomb of Priscilla. Xiphilinus, speaking of the executions of 95 A.D., says that some members of the imperial family and other persons of importance were condemned for atheism; they had embraced the Christian faith.
SamApr 20, 2016
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Gela, Sicily, c. 430 - 425 B.C.10 viewsSilver litra, Jenkins Gela, group VI, 401 - 453; SNG Cop 275; BMC Sicily p. 71, 52; HGC 2 374 (R1), aF, dark toning, scratches, corrosion, flan cracks, Gela mint, weight 0.563g, maximum diameter 13.3mm, die axis 45o, c. 430 - 425 B.C.; obverse bearded cavalryman charging left on horseback, helmeted, armed with shield and couched spear; reverse CEΛAΣ, forepart of a man-faced bull (river god) swimming right; from a Northern Florida collector.

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

Gela, named after the river Gela, was founded around 688 BC by colonists from Rhodos (Rhodes) and Crete, 45 years after the founding of Syracuse. In 424 B.C., the Congress of Gela established a platform of "Sicily for the Sicilians" and formed a league that pushed back the Athenian attempt to conquer the island.
1 commentsSamApr 20, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue Bronze unit.6 viewsBronze unit, Price 280, SNG Cop 1038, SNG Alpha Bank 717, Drama Hoard 110, Müller Alexander -, VF, centered, patina missing on some high points, a little rough, uncertain Macedonian mint, weight 5.926g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 135o, c. 328 - c. 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, ∆ above quiver right laying on bow above inscription, club left over trident head right below inscription.

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

Lifetime Issue.
SamApr 20, 2016
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Maximianus 93 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv D N MAXIMIANO PFS AVG
(R. laur cuir)
Rev MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
(Mars, helmeted, standing r, right hand leaning spear, left on shield)
PLN in ex
London
RIC - CT 5.03.011 (RR)
5.8g
NoviomagusApr 20, 2016
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Diocletian 13 viewsDiocletian
Obv IMP C DIOCLETAINVS PF AVG
(R. laur cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 6a CT 2.01.003 (C)
9.2g
NoviomagusApr 20, 2016
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Maximianus 23 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
(R, laur, cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 6b CT 2.01.007 (C)
11.1g
1 commentsNoviomagusApr 20, 2016
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Judean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa I, 37-44 CE2 viewsBronze Prutah, Hendin 1244, Meshorer TJC 120
Jurusalem mint, 41-42 CE.
Obverse: AGRIPA BACILEOC (king Agrippa) umbrella-like canopy with fringes.
Reverse: Three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L-s (year 6)
17.0 mm., 2.12 g.
NORMAN KApr 20, 2016
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Hadrian, RIC II 759, Rome, 117-138 CE2 viewsOrichaicum Sestertius
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Reverse: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Rome mint 31 mm., 24.7 g.
NORMAN KApr 20, 2016
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Acinipo, grapes and wheat2 viewsAs. ACINIPO
Obverse: L. FOLCE AEDILE, around bunch of grapes, star top left.
Reverse: ACINIPO, two pins on right & border points.
24.54mm., 7.7 g.
VILL-393.12. I-59. V 105.1. MBC Very scarce
Acinipo was a city created for retired soldiers from the Roman legions about 20 kilometers from Ronda, near Seville, southern Spain. The Acinipo ruins include a Roman theater still in use today. c 45 BCE
NORMAN KApr 19, 2016
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Augustus & Agrippa RIC 158, 9-3 BCE2 viewsObverse: IMP DIVI F, above and below heads. Augustus to right and Agrippa to the left.
Reverse: COL NEM, palm behind chained crocodile. At top wreath with long ties
24.84 mm., 8.6 g.
Nemasus (Nimes) Roman city in southern France named after an ancient god. In 27 BCE Augustus settled veterans from his Egyptian campaign in the city and gave it the rights of a colonia. As a result of this the coins of Nemausus showed an Egyptian crocodile and a palm tree.
NORMAN KApr 19, 2016
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Diocletian 31 viewsD N DIALETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
(R. laur in imperial mantle r. holding olive branch l. mappa)
Rev PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
(Providentia r. extending hand to Quies who is holding a branch and leaning on a sceptre)
No mintmark
London
RIC VI 77a CT 4.01.002 (C)
8.6g
(These coins were issued when Diocletian and Maximian Herculius retired in 305 AD. The reverse legend means "Divine Providence and Tranquility for our Emperors" and is the Roman equivalent of saying "All the best for your retirement."
NoviomagusApr 19, 2016
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Maximianus 64 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
(R. laur, in imperial mantle r. holding olive branch l. mappa)
Rev PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
(Providentia r. extending hand to Quies who is holding a branch and leaning on a sceptre)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 77b CT 4.01.004 (C)
10.8g
(These coins were issued when Diocletian and Maximian Herculius retired in 305 AD. The reverse legend means "Divine Providence and Tranquility for our Emperors" and is the Roman equivalent of saying "All the best for your retirement."
NoviomagusApr 19, 2016
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Maximianus 53 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv DN MAXIMIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG
(R.laur, in imperial mantle r.holding olive branch l.mappa)
Rev PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
(Providentia r. extending hand to Quies who is holding a branch and leaning on a sceptre)
No mintmark
London
RIC VI 76b CT 4.01.003 (R)
9.8g
(These coins were issued when Diocletian and Maximian Herculius retired in 305 AD. The reverse legend means "Divine Providence and Tranquility for our Emperors" and is the Roman equivalent of saying "All the best for your retirement."
With London coins, the BAEATISSIMO obverse legend is much rarer than the FELICISSIMO one.
NoviomagusApr 19, 2016
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Augustus (Octavian) Patricia (Corodoba) Spain RPC 129, 27 BCE-14CE1 viewsObverse: PERM CAES AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: COLONIA PATRICIA in two lines in oak wreath
25 mm.,m 8.6 g. minted 19-2 BCE
NORMAN KApr 19, 2016
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Augustus ( Octavian) Colonial Patricia, Spain 27 BCE-14 CE2 viewsObverse: PER ACE AVG, head of Octavian to the left.
Reverse: COLO PATR, Aspergilo (holy water sprinkler), prefericulo (peripheral ring), lituo (curved stick used for worship) and patera (shallow bowl).
14 mm., 2.0 g., AB 1566
NORMAN KApr 19, 2016
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Domitian RIC-43538 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 435 (R), BMC 93, RSC 201b
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
aVF
Acquired from Dionysos, eBay, April 2016.

This denarius is part of the third issue of 86. At the time Domitian was waging a war against the Dacians and the imperial salutations were being awarded at a fast pace, this coin records his 12th acclamation. The denarii from these issues tend to be in fine style and quite scarce.

Nicely centred with a noble portrait.
2 commentsDavid AthertonApr 19, 2016
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S. 804 Anglo-Saxon Sceat2 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin, approximately 730-760
Mint: ?London ?East Anglia
Series L, type 12
S.804
Abramson 23-10
O: Diademed draped bust, above head "CNOONN"
R: Helmeted figure with two crosses, likely standing in a boat

This unusual sceatta has mostly been found in East Anglia, suggesting its manufacture was in that region. The inscription is probably meant to read "LVNDONIA" and is possibly copied from other coins that read "DE LVNDONIA". The moneyer was likely illiterate as the majority of these coins appear blundered.

The figure on the back, holding the two crosses, and standing on what appears to be a (very small) boat, may be a missionary teaching Christianity to other peoples somewhere across the North Sea or English Channel. The reverse appears on other sceats, such as coins of series K.

Ex- Silbury Coins
NapApr 18, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Galerius, as Caesar (305-311 CE) BI Follis, Lugdunum (RIC-166b)2 viewsObv: MAXIMIANVS NOB C; Laureate, cuirassed bust left, seen from front
Rev: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI; Genius standing left before phallus, shoulder draped, holding patera and cornucopiae; PLC in exurge, officina B in right field
SpongeBobApr 18, 2016
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Trajan, RIC 535, Sestertius of AD 104-10721 viewsÆ Sestertius (28,58g, Ø 34mm, 6h). Rome, AD 104-107.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate 3/4 frontal left, paludament & balteus.
Rev.: , Trajan, in military dress, cloak floating behind, on horse prancing right, riding over Dacian fallen in front of horse.
RIC 535 (scarce); Strack 360; Banti 218; MIR 203q+
5 commentsCharles SApr 18, 2016
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Herennia Etruscilla (249 - 253 A.D.)14 viewsÆ Sestertius
O: HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right.
R: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia seated left, hand raised to pull veil from face & holding scepter, SC in ex.
Rome Mint
28mm
16.6g
RIC IV 136b (Trajan Decius); Hunter 16; Cohen 22.
1 commentsMatApr 18, 2016
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Castulo AB-728 B.C.E.+ 1 viewsSemis. Castulo anv.
Obverse - NC. VOS S.F.T. Male head right
Reverse - CN FVL CNF Bull right. Under Iberian legend
22 mm diam
NORMAN KApr 17, 2016
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(VII)2500 viewsCrispus
CRISPVS NOBIL C
Laureate, cuirassed bust left holding forward spear and shield
BEAT TRANQLITAS VOTIS XX
Altar
F/B//PLON
RIC (VII) 250
mauseusApr 17, 2016
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Vespasians Judea Captive Silver Denarius11 viewsVespasian AR Denarius. 69-70 CE. RIC II 2
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Obverse: Captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind.
IVDAEA IN EX.
Notice the Bankers mark on the neck of Vespasian. 18.2 mm., 2.9 g.
2 commentsNORMAN KApr 17, 2016
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Maximianus, Siscia RIC VI-085b(Γ)4 viewsAE Folles
Siscia mint, 295-296 A.D.
28mm, 11.77g
RIC VI-85b, RCVv.4-13257

Obverse:
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Γ in right field
*SIS in exergue
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera, left cornucopiae.
Will JApr 17, 2016
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Constantine II, Thessalonica RIC VII-184(B)1 viewsAE3
Thessalonica mint, 330-333 A.D.
19mm, 2.58g
RIC VIII-184, RCVv.5-17335

Obverse:
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA EXERCITVS
SMTSB
Two soldiers, helmeted, standing looking at one another, reversed spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield resting on ground; between them, two standards.
Will JApr 17, 2016
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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...11 viewsA NEW HOARD

The coin was allegedly found on the desert planet Tatooine among the ruins of Mos Eisley inside a ruined structure that appears to have been a cantina. Also inside was found the skeletal remains of a humanoid who scientists have named “Greedo” and appears to have been shot first, perhaps by a smuggler or some other scoundrel.

The obverse of the coin is a portrait of a helmeted head facing. Archeologists have named him “Darth Vader”, who at one time may have been a ruler or a “Lord” of some kind.

The reverse has the words “STAR WARS”, with the moneyer's mark below, which appears to be some sort of advertisement or propaganda and might suggest that the people of this particular “Empire” were a war like society...
2 commentsWill JApr 17, 2016
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AR-No.ATRCG 297/ΣϘZ12 (NC)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 38-39 A.D

AE 22.33mm (Thickness 2.65mm), weight 7.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter gimel (G) below rudder in left field, Aradian era date 297 (ΣϘZ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
AradosApr 17, 2016
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PB Tesserae2 viewsAcre
Pb Tesserae
Anonymous Issue

Obverse: Latin or Greek Inscription
Reverse: Arabic Inscription
Mint: Acre
Minted: 13th century
Notes: aVF
jimbomarApr 17, 2016
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PB Tesserae2 viewsReversejimbomarApr 17, 2016
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Baldwin Obole0 viewsObversejimbomarApr 17, 2016
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Baldwin Obole0 viewsBALDWIN III (1143-63)

Bi Obole

Obverse: BALdVINUS REX, Cross Patee , (+) cross type x with annulet ends, tower top tapers, fish tail serifs
Reverse: +de IERVSALEM, Tower of David
Mint: Jerusalem
Minted:  1143-63
Notes: Holed, clipped
jimbomarApr 17, 2016
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Julianus II AE3 361-363 AD Sirmium mint1 viewsObverse: DN FL CL IULI-ANVS PF AVG; Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Reverse: VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines enclose by wreath, ASIRM in Exergue

RIC 108
daverinoApr 17, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.10 viewsSilver drachm, ADM I series I, 85 (same dies); Price 2090; Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München -, VF, well centered, light bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.241g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 0o, 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY ( of Alexander ), Zeus enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, feet on footstool, right leg forward, ∆H monogram left.
*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.
2 commentsSamApr 16, 2016
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol4 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.25 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
JaimelaiApr 16, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, Æ Dichalkon 4 viewsHead of Heracles right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY above and below horse prancing right.

SNG ANS 9, 146-165; Kritt AK-1; Mitchiner 87; HGC 12, 53.
Ai Khanoum 225-208/6 BC.

(24 mm, ca. 8 g, 6h).

The fabric of this coin, characterized by its thick flan and beveled obverse edge, plus the 6 o’clock die axis, indicate that it is a product of the mint at Ai Khanoum. This coin type was the most abundant in the Ai Khanoum excavations with 48 examples recorded. The issue preceded the invasion of Baktria and the capture of Ai Khanoum by Antiochos III in 208-206 BC. Subsequent Euthydemid bronze coinage was restricted to the mint at Baktra/Balkh, typified by a coin fabric consisting of a thin flan.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 16, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 3 viewsDiademed youthful head right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rocks, holding club set on rocks; monogram lower right field.

Kritt A1; Bopearachchi 5B; SNG ANS 9,125; HGC 12, 40; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz 10-11.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 230 BC.

(28 mm, 16.38 g, 6h).
CNG eAuction 170, 8 Aug. 2007, 138.

Euthydemos I overthrew Diodotos II around 230 BC. This coin is amongst the first issued by Euthydemos. The inverted die axes convention with which it was struck is a characteristic of Mint “A” (Ai Khanoum) in the preceding Diodotid era. This was changed to parallel die axes convention in the early years of the reign of Euthydemos. Late in Euthydemos reign, Antiochos III the Great, sought to reimpose Seleukid authority over Baktria. Euthydemos withstood a two year siege by Antiochos at the fortress city of Baktra in 208-206 BC at the conclusion of which Antiochos was forced to recognize an independent Baktria. Demetrios, the son of Euthydemos, succeeded the latter around 200 BC and extended the kingdom south into the Kabul Valley and northwest Pakistan. However, the Euthydemid dynasty was destroyed by Eukratides I who progressively deposed the successors of Demetrios I.

The reverse image of a “weary Herakles” on the Euthydemos series of tetradrachms is noteworthy for its antecedents in the Lydian issues of Antiochus II. The ancient historian Polybius noted that Euthydemos came from Magnesia. However, which of three possible cities or regions called Magnesia remains uncertain. Based on the similarity of the reverse image of Euthydemos’ silver coins with those of the Lydian types, it is inferred that he may have come from Magnesia ad Sipylum in Lydia where he could have been exposed to the” weary Herakles” issues prior to his migration to Baktria. Such being the case, Euthydemos could not have been born much later than 270 BC, in which case he would have been in his seventies at the time of his death. The aged portrait we see on this coin tends to confirm this inference.
n.igmaApr 16, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 7 viewsDiademed head of a relatively youthful Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field, letter A in exergue.

Bopearachchi Series 5C; SNG ANS 9, 137 (same reverse die); Kritt, A8; HGC 12, 40.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 225-220/215 BC.

(29 mm, 16.7 g, 12h).
CNG 782054; ex- Semon Lipcer Coll.; ex- CNG 63, May 2003, 923.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 16, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 2 viewsDiademed head of the mature Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field. Die shift in lower field with some minor scratches.

Bopearachchi Series 5B; SNG ANS 9, 131; Kritt A14; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz12-14; HGC 12, 40; Sear 7514.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 215-208 BC.

(29 mm, 16.96 g, 12h).
Pars Coins.

This depiction of Euthydemos on the obverse of this coin has a portrait quality. It probably closely approximates the features of the ruler in middle age.
n.igmaApr 16, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 4 viewsDiademed head of an elderly Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on thigh, PK monogram in inner right field.

SNG ANS 9, 141-142; Kritt B17; Mitchiner 94a; Qunduz 19-20; HGC 12, 43; Sear GCV 7516.
Mint “B” – Baktra ca. 206-200 BC.

(26 mm, 15.92 g, 12h).
Realms Ancient Coins; ex- CNG.

The coinage portraits of Euthydemos range from youthful to elderly, reflecting the thirty year duration of his reign, which is inferred to have ended as early as 200 BC by recent workers (Kritt), or as late as 190 BC by earlier workers (Mitchiner). This portrayal probably represents the king in his sixties or seventies, after the invasion of Baktria by Antiochos III. The late life portrayal of Euthydemos is considered to be amongst the finest Hellenistic numismatic art. It shows a world weary, perhaps dissolute figure, for who the exercise of power has become as much a burden as a benefit. The Euthydemos series extending from youth to late life is almost unique in it’s true to life representation of the physical process of aging; the vitality and optimism of youth gradually replaced by the weariness of age, all captured in the progression of the portraits of Euthydemos.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 16, 2016
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Vologases III2 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.16
Robert L3Apr 15, 2016
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Sear 20502 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE). Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.54g, diameter 22mm.Abu GalyonApr 15, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2015) 8.36.35.05 #11 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 29, 11.04g, 28.92mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTR (WN and PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other O / N
Nemesis in long garment and mantle, stg. l., holding in l. arm short staff and drawing with r. hand
garment to her chin; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2072 (1 ex., Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4213
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.36.35.5 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina

This type is known with ligate AVG, AVG without ligation and ligation of only VG.
JochenApr 15, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 3 viewsDiademed head of the Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY (of King Antiochos). Zeus striding left, hurling thunderbolt in right hand, aegis over extended left arm; eagle standing in lower inner left, monogram in left field above eagle.

SC 628 (b); Holt A2 (Holt A2 example 2 = this coin); Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64c; Kritt, Dynastic Transitions Type A2 (Plate 1, page 19); HGC 9, 243. Mint “A”- Ai Khanoum ca. 255-250 BC.

(29 mm, 16.92 g, 6h).
Eukratides Ancient Numismatics: ex- William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Kovacs (1997)

The Kingdom of Baktria was created from the Seleukid province of Bactro-Sogdiana when the satrap Diodotos I began to act independently of the Seleukid king, Antiochos II around 256 BC. The first step towards independence came with the issue of coinage depicting Diodotos I, rather than the Seleukid king, Antiochos II. On their reverse the coins bear the image of a striding Zeus, rather than the Seleukid patron god Apollo. Yet the coinage maintains the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY indicating nominal servitude to the Seleukid king. This legend remained unchanged despite the accession to the throne of Seleukos III in 246 BC. In effect, this denies any allegiance to the latter king, while at the same time attesting to the legitimacy of Diodotos’ claim to the throne via his initial appointment under Antiochos II. Following the death of Diodotos I around 240 BC his son, Diodotos II, adopted the title of king, altering the legend of the coinage to that of ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIOΔITOY, an unequivocal statement of independence.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 15, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos II, ca. 240-230 BC, AR Tetradrachm 2 viewsPosthumous diademed idealised head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIOΔITOY (of King Diodotos). Zeus striding left, hurling thunderbolt in right hand, aegis over extended left arm; eagle standing at his feet.

Holt B2 (Holt B2 example 3 = this coin); Kritt B2; Bopearachchi 6A; SNG ANS 9, 87; Qunduz 8; HGC 12, 21. Struck ca. 230 BC at Mint "B" - Baktra.

(25 mm, 16.42 g, 6h).
CNG 778209; ex -CNG e-Auction 124, October 2005, 139 (incorrectly attributed as Holt B1); ex- Munz und Medaillen Fixed Price List 332 (1972).

The coin was struck shortly before Euthydemos overthrew Diodotos II. The idealised posthumous image of Diodotos I on the obverse was a statement of the legitimacy of the right of Diodotos II to the throne of Baktria, as the lineal successor to Diodotos I. This B2 issue is distinguished from the preceding B1 type by the absence of a wreath beneath the extended arm of Zeus on the reverse. Holt suggested that the removal of the wreath from coinage followed Diodotos II’s treaty with the Parthians. The wreath is believed to have been instituted as a celebration of Diodotos I victory over Arsaces in the previous decade and thus potentially perceived as an insult to the Parthians on consummation of the treaty.
n.igmaApr 15, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos II, ca. 240-230 BC, Æ Double Unit1 viewsHead of Hermes right, wearing petasos.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIOΔITOY (of King Diodotos). Athena facing, spear in right hand, shield in left.

HGC 12, 25; Bopearachchi Serie 12A; SNG ANS 9, 102; Mitchiner 79a; Holt H1; Kritt H1; Sear 7505. Ai Khanoum mint.

(20 mm, 7.12 g, 6h).
CNG eAuction 158, 14 Feb. 2007, 63.
n.igmaApr 15, 2016
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Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 185-170 BC, Copper-Nickel Dichalkon 5 viewsHead of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath, thyrsos over left shoulder
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ (of King Agathokles) Panther standing right with bell around neck, touching vine with raised paw, monogram ΦI to left

HGC 12, 94; Bopearachchi Series 5B; SNG ANS 9, 236; Mitchiner 147b (this coin illustrated); Sear GCV 7557 var.

(21 mm, 8.8 g, 12h).
Ancient Numismatic Enterprise; ex Duplicates of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Agathokles, Euthydemos II, and Pantaleon minted copper-nickel coins in the period ca. 185-170 BC, the first such alloy coins to be produced. Nickel was not used again in coin production until the 19th century. The nickel content in these coins is variable in the range 7.5% to 20.2%. It is probable that locally available, rich deposits of copper-nickel ore were mined and smelted to produce the coinage. The short period of time in which such coins were minted suggests that the source of nickel rich copper was rapidly depleted. The silver appearance of the coinage probably enhanced its perceived value at a time when the Euthydemid Dynasty was struggling for survival against the usurper Eukratides. It may have even been considered a substitute for silver at a time when the latter was in short supply due to the conflict with Eukratides.
n.igmaApr 15, 2016
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Jefferson City, Missouri: $3 Jan. 1, 1862 (Criswell-9)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2016
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Jefferson City, Missouri: $3 Jan. 1, 1862 (Criswell-9)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2016
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Jackson, Mississippi: State of Mississippi Cotton Pledged $2.50 Nov. 1, 1862 (Criswell-27)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2016
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Jackson, Mississippi: State of Mississippi Cotton Pledged $2.50 Nov. 1, 1862 (Criswell-27)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2016
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Terre Haute, Indiana: Commercial Exchange Bank $2 Aug. 3, 1858 (Wolka#797-3)4 viewsPayable at the Keokuk Exchange Bank of Keokuk, IA, this $2 was an issue of this enigmatic Terre Haute institution that was printed by W.L. OrmsbySpongeBobApr 15, 2016
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831a Hadrian AS, Roma 134-38 AD S•C within wreath.3 viewsReference.
RIC 831a

Obv.HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Hadrian Laureate bust right

Rev. S-C within wreath.
Wreath

9.42 gr
26 mm
7h
okidokiApr 14, 2016
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537 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis7 viewsReference.
RIC 537b; C.524; Strack 500

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P in ex.S C
Divus Trajan and Hadrian Togate, standing vis-à-vis, holding globe between them, and each holding a volumen.

14.40 gr
27.30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiApr 14, 2016
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AE 1.5 Kharshapani of Pushkalavati ca 160 BC1 viewsObverse: Elephant walking right with ghadya above
Reverse: Lion walking left in Incuse 'square' with ghadya before and swastika above.
11.2 grams, about 19x19mm

Pushkalavati was located near present day Peshawar in Pakistan, on the border area with ancient Bactria (Afghanistan)
daverinoApr 14, 2016
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RIC 0333 Domitianus9 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: CERES AVGVST, S-C in field; Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 12.702 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (3rd Group)
RIC 333 (R, Titus), BMCRE - BNF unlisted
ex Künker elive Auction 39 lot 228
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 14, 2016
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Zeugitania, Carthage0 viewsAE15, 1.8g, 3h; c. 400-350 BC
Obv.: Head of Tanit left, wreathed in grain.
Rev.: Horse standing right, palm tree in background, three pellets before.
Reference: SNG Cop 119; Aleg.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Constantine I, AD 306-3370 viewsAE follis, 22mm, 2.9g, 12h; Rome mint
Obv.: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, 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, R over X on left, F on right, R S in exergue.
Reference: RIC VII Rome 27
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Constantine I, AD 306-3371 viewsAE follis, 18mm, 2.8g, 6h; Heraclea mint, 327-329.
Obv.: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG Laureate head right
Rev.: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG - VOT XXX within Wreath // dot SMHB
Reference: RIC VII Heraclea 90
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Caracalla, AD 198-2170 viewsAE31, 16g, 12h; Serdica.
Obv.: AVT K M AVR SEVH ANTΩNEINOC Laureate head right.
Rev.: OVΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC; Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera in right hand and palm-branch in left.
Reference: Varbanov III, 2170; jwt.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Thessalian League1 viewsÆ Trichalkon, 20mm, 5.3g, 12h; Second half of 2nd Century BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: ΘEΣΣA / ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; ΘΡA in right field above, owl in left.
Reference: Rogers 20; jwt.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BC2 viewsAE lepton, 2.7g, 16mm; Jerusalem mint.
Obv.: Hebrew script between Star rays (YHNTN HMLK) = “Yehonatan the king," surrounded by royal diadem.
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ; anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat.
Reference: Meshorer Group K; Hendin 1150; CN
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Vespasian, AD 69-794 viewsAR denarius, 3.4g, 19mm, 6h; Rome mint, c. 76.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Laureate head right.
Rev.: IOVIS CVSTOS; Jupiter standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding sceptre.
Reference: RIC 849
1 commentsJohn AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Tarsos, Cilicia2 viewsAE22, 5.7g, 12h; late 2nd - mid 1st centuries BC
Obv.: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; countermark: radiate head of Helios within oval punch.
Rev.: ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ; Statue of Sandan standing right on horned and winged animal, on a garlanded base and within a pyramidal pyre surmounted by an eagle, ∆P upper left
Reference: cf. SNG BnF 1307 ff.; SNG Levante 933 ff.; SNG Cop 333 ff.; CN
1 commentsJohn AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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Macedon, Akanthos1 viewsAR tetrobol, 2.4g, 15mm; 424-380 BC.
Obv.: Forepart of bull kneeling left, head turned back; acanthus flower above.
Rev.: Shallow quadripartite incuse square.
Reference: SNG ANS 34; rz.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2016
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RIC 1054 Domitianus9 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS V, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: S-C in field; Spes advancing left, with flower
AE/As (27.89 mm 9.682 g 6h) Struck in Rome 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1054 (R2, Vespasian), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 14, 2016
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Damaskos 14 viewsHead of Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on a backless throne; in left field forepart of ram right; beneath throne two pellets above strut, ΔA below.

Price 3204. Damaskos 327- 325 BC.

(25 mm, 17.01 g, 11h).

The Alexander mint at Damaskos (Damascus) opened for a brief period in the mid 320’s. The reason and purpose behind its brief operation have not been established. However, its coinage was the fourth most abundant in the Demanhur Hoard with all Damaskos issues represented. The reverse of the Damaskos iissues, bearing a portrayal of Zeus seated with parallel legs and a legend absent the royal title suggests that the mint closed before the death of Alexander III the Great
3 commentsn.igmaApr 14, 2016
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Vespasian RIC-79347 viewsAR Quinarius
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 793 (R), BMC 288 var., 614a var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
VF
Acquired from CGB, April 2016.

Vespasian revived the quinarius after a long hiatus going back to the time of Augustus. Striking this denomination was quite in keeping with the antiquarian flavour of the Rome mint during the reign. The largest issue of quinarii, of which this coin is part of, was minted in 75. Keeping to tradition, Vespasian employed two Victory types (advancing and seated) for the reverses. They are all quite rare. Dating this undated issue is a little tricky. The quinarii struck before 75 have AVGVSTI in the reverse legend, while those struck after 75 use the shorter AVGVST. This undated issue employs both forms, therefore it fits neatly to 75.

This example is in exceedingly fine condition and style for the series.
9 commentsDavid AthertonApr 14, 2016
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Ostrogoths: Theoderic (493-518) AR Quarter-Siliqua, i.n.o Anastasius I, Ravenna (MEC-120; Metlich-44a)6 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right
Rev: INVICTA ROMA, monogram

Size: 11mm
Wgt: 0.79g

SpongeBobApr 14, 2016
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Vandals: Anonymous (440-490) AR Siliqua, i.n.o Honorius, Africa (RIC X 3801; MEC 1-3; BMC 6-9)2 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius right
Rev: [VRBS] ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and inverted spear; RVPS in exergue

Size: 15mm
Wgt: 1.65
SpongeBobApr 14, 2016
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Ostrogoths: Theoderic (493-518) AR Half-siliqua, i.n.o Anastasius I, Ravenna (Metlich-43a; MIBE-V77; MEC-117)3 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Star within wreath

Size: 12mm
Wgt: 1.27g
SpongeBobApr 14, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.12 viewsSilver drachm, ADM I series I; Price 2090; Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München -, gVF, toning on obverse, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.260g, maximum diameter 16.3mm, die axis 0o, 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, feet on footstool, right leg forward, ∆H monogram left.

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

Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.
SamApr 13, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.8 viewsSilver drachm, Hersh 29, Hersh Near East 2.1d, Price-, Müller Alexander -, SNG Cop -, SNG München -, SNG Alpha Bank -, gVF, dark toning, well centered, 4.000g, 18.2mm, 0o, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, struck under Menander, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, head of ram left on left; very rare.

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


Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
SamApr 13, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.32.10 var. (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 11.34g
stuck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV.NIKOPOLIT PROC IC
River god, leaning l., looking r., holding big branch in r. hand and resting with l. arm on
overturned urn from which water flows l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015)
rev. No. 8.14.32.10 var. (has NIKOPOLI)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.4.5 (same die)
possibly unpublished
rare, F+, dark green patina
JochenApr 13, 2016
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RIC 0098A Domitianus72 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, , Minerva standing left, with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield
AU/Aureus (19.39 mm 6.919 g 6h) Struck in Rome 82 A.D (1st issue)
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished; one example in the Trier Hoard (#1856 of the catalog, found 1993)
ex Emporium Hamburg eAuction 526 lot 15
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 13, 2016
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Germany, Berlin, The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis, Pergamon Museum Berlin2 viewsThe monumental gateway, which stood at the northeast corner of the sanctuary, was built by Eumenes II in the early 2nd century BC. The two-storey building, had a porch of four Doric columns (tetrastyle) on the ground floor, above which was a dedicatory inscription by Eumenes to Athena Nikephoros. The upper storey was a balcony with four Ionic columns and fronted by a military frieze depicting armour and weapons. The Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros, on the southwest corner of the walled citadel on the Acropolis, was one of Pergamon's oldest religious centres, used for the worship of Athena and Nike. The cult of Athena at Pergamon had associations with the city's mythical founder Telephos, the son of Herakles and Auge, who was a priestess of Athena. The Attalid rulers of Pergamon claimed to be descendants of Telephos, and thus of Herakles and Auge.Joe SermariniApr 13, 2016
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119 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Felicitas standing3 viewsReference.
RIC 119b;

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

Rev. P M TR P COS III in field FEL AVG
Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

3.46 gr
19 mm
6 h

Prov.: Sammlung Nüssler , Berlin, erworben Künker Liste 112/95, Nr. 129
okidokiApr 13, 2016
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Constantine II, Caesar 317-337 A.D. Augustus 337-340 A.D.1 viewsConstantine II, as Caesar, Ae 19mm. 3.45g. 321 A.D. Rome mint. Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Rev: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT dot X within wreath. Mintmark RT. RIC VII 243.ddwauApr 13, 2016
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The Zangid Atabegs of Aleppo: Nur al-din Mahmud ibn Zangi (1146-1174) AE Dirham ()1 viewsObv: Within circle of small beads, two Byzantine-style standing figures facing forwards supporting a labarum (standard) resting on three steps
Downwards on left: downwards left of the standard: al-‘adil, downwards right of the standard: nur al-din, to the right: ING
“the Just, Light of the Faith”
Margin

malik …
“King …”
Reverse

Within a circle of small beads, figure of Christ standing, facing forward, holding book in left hand and with right hand on hip, with blundered imitations of Greek legends to left and right
Downwards on right: mahmud downwards on left: malik al-umara’
“Mahmud, King of the Princes”
SpongeBobApr 13, 2016
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Antony & Octavia tetradrachm26 viewsM ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Conjoined heads of Antony and Octavia right, Antony wearing an ivy wreath

VIR RPC
Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus on cista mystica flanked by two interlaced snakes

Ephesus, summer-autumn 39 BC

11.22g

Imperators 263, RPC 2202, Babelon Antonia 61, Syndenham 1198, BMCRR east 135

Punch mark on the obverse protrudes onto the reverse

Ex-Numisantique

This series of Cistophori from Asia commemorates the marriage of Antony and Octavia and celebrate's Antony's divine status in the east as the "New Dionysus" which was bestowed on him when he arrived in Ephesus in 41 BC. Antony's titulature of "Imperator and Consul designate for the second and third times" fixes the period of issue to the latter part of 39 BC after the Pact of Misenum in July and before Antony's second Imperatorial acclamation in the winter of 39-38BC
5 commentsJay GT4Apr 12, 2016
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Vespasian, RIC 362 ("C"), 72-73 CE10 viewsI uploaded it only because you asked for it ;) The reverse looks actually a bit better "in hand", there's Victory easily seen, standard next to it and some letters of the legend can be recognized.

Obverse: laureate head right
Legend: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII

Reverse: Victory advancing right with palm, placing wreath on a standard set in the ground.
Legend: VICTORIA AVGVSTI

Yes, it's Vespasian, yes, it's a denarius, yes, it is nearly 2000 years old and yes, I still love it despite its condition. But it doesn't change the fact that... it's dead, Jim.
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 300a ("C"), 159-160 CE4 viewsObverse: laureate head right
Legend: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII

Reverse: Fortuna standing facing, head right, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Legend: FORTVNA COS IIII
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 283a ("S"), 157-158 CE2 viewsObverse: laureate head right
Legend: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P

Reverse: Antoninus standing left, over tripod altar in sacrifice.
Legend: VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III, COS IIII in ex.

It again seems this one is a bit rarer than other Antoninus Pius' coins.
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Caracalla, antoninianus, RIC 261c ("R"), 215 CE2 viewsMy first and only so far antoninianus. It's not only worn but also cut, but it seems it's quite rare (RIC gives it an "R") and I believe it's among the first antoniniani ever minted - it was minted in 215 - the year when these coins were introduced.

Obverse: radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Legend: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Serapis/Pluto seated left wearing polos, holding scepter, & reaching toward three-headed dog Cerberus seated to left.
Legend: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Persian siglos, Darius I/Xerxes I, 505-480 BCE4 viewsMy first ancient coin, bought on stationary auction in 2012.

Obverse: kneeling king holding a bow, at least that's what the description said. Personally I see there a spear, but I believe the seller.

Reverse: incusum.
1 commentsAquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 175 ("C")4 viewsObverse: laureate head, right
Legend: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII

Reverse: Annona standing facing, head left, with grain-ears over modius and anchor.
Legend: COS IIII

1 commentsAquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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L. Papius, 79 BCE5 viewsObverse: head of Juno Sospita right, control mark behind (column base?)

Reverse: griphon running right, control mark below (Corinthian style capitol?). L PAPI in ex.
1 commentsAquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Marcus Junius Brutus, 54 BCE4 viewsObverse: head of Liberty right
Legend: LIBERTAS

Reverse: accensus, two lictors and consul L. Junius Brutus, all walking left, BRVTVS in ex.
1 commentsAquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Trajan, RIC 50 ("C"), 101-102 CE1 viewsObverse: laureate head right
Legend: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Reverse: Hercules standing on altar, holding club and lion skin.
Legend: P M TR P COS IIII P P
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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My very first Roman coin - Commodus, RIC 129 ("C"), 186 CE3 viewsObverse: laureate head right.
Legend: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding Victory and caduceus.
Legend: FEL AVG P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P
AquilaSPQRApr 12, 2016
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Tiberius: 14 - 37AD2 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 15-16 AD
Obv. - bare head right; TI.CAESAR.DIVI.AVG.F.AVGVST.IMP.VII
Rev. - Livia seated right, S C ; PONTIF.MAXIM.TRIBVN.POTEST.XVII
10.40 grams
1 commentscmcdon0923Apr 12, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)8 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
Size: 34.5mm
Wgt: 15.60g
SpongeBobApr 12, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)4 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
SpongeBobApr 12, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2005) 8.14.35.1-3 cf.1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.63g
struck under Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / .PROC I.
Nemesis-Aequitas, diademed, in long garment and mantle, stg frontal, head l., holding
rod in l. arm and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.35 (same die)
possibly unpublished
very rare, F+, dark green patina

This rev. depiction without wheel was known only for small types: HrHJ (2015) 8.14.35.8-12
JochenApr 11, 2016
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India, Gandhara Janapada0 viewsIndia, Gandhara Janapada
500 - 400 B.C.
1/8 Shatamana
Rajgor #?
12.31mm 1,46g
MatteoApr 11, 2016
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India, Gandhara Janapada0 viewsIndia, Gandhara Janapada
500 - 400 B.C.
1/8 Shatamana
Rajgor #?
14.30mm 1,41g.
MatteoApr 11, 2016
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India, Kushan Empire - Vima Kadphises0 viewsKushan Empire, Vima Kadphises
100-127/8 A.D.

Obv: Vima Kadphises, standing head facing left, sacrificing with right hand over altar and holding left hand on hilt; to left, filleted trident, tamgha and club to right. Circular legend around in Greek "BACILEUC BACILEwN OOHMO MEGAC OOHM KADFICHC"

Rev: ithyphallic 3-headed Siva standing facing, head left, holding trident in right hand and resting left arm on bull Nandi behind, who is standing with head facing right ; Buddhist Triratana (“Three Jewels”) to left. Circular legend around in Kharosthi script “Maharajasa rajadhirajasa sarvaloga isvarasa mahisvarasa Vima Kathphshasa tratarasa”

Reference: Göbl 762
MatteoApr 11, 2016
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818 var. Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Libertas standing4 viewsReference.
BMC 1605 ( plate 90 nr 13); Strack 676; RIC 818var. ;C. 947var

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

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S - C in field.
Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus and vindicta (rod)

10.56 gr
25 mm
6h
okidokiApr 11, 2016
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Gordian III AE 28 - Marcianopolis1 viewsMarсianopolis
Moesia Inferior
Gordian III
[…]NOC AVΓ
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian right facing draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus
VΠ MHNOΦIΛOV […]ΛITΩN
Nemesis-Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding rod and scales, wheel at feet; E in right field
Bronze
28 mm
14.24 gr
1 h
Varbanov I 2002 (same dies); Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.37.35.11 (same dies)
Vladimir PApr 11, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2015) 8.23.38.04-08 cf.1 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 12.25g, 28.13mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [AVT K M O]PELIOC - CEVH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP CTA LONOGIN(sic!) - OV NIKOPOLITWN (NO ligate)
in l. and r. field PR - OC
in ex. ICTRON
Tyche, diademed, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand scales; without wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. cf. No. 8.23.38.4-8 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.4.7 (same die)
very rare, F, black green patina

What has had the die cutter in mind when he cuts LONOGIN? Accidentally I got recently a coin of Elagabal from Nikopolis [HrHJ (2015) 8.26.7.9. corr.] with the same NO in ligation, but here in ANTWNINOC it has made sense. Nevertheless it is only the second time I have seen this strange NO where the O is added like a half moon to the preceding N.
JochenApr 11, 2016
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Domitian as Caesar RIC T9731 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC T97 (C), BMC T84, RSC 386
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
aVF
Acquired from Lanz, eBay, 28 March 2016.

The Salus feeding snake type was struck for Domitian Caesar under both Vespasian as COS VI and Titus as COS VII. AVG F in the obverse legend indicates this denarius was coined before Vespasian's deification, after which DIVI F was used. This Salus type was unique to Domitan Caesar and was discontinued in the following DIVI F issue when a whole new slate of reverse designs were employed.

Not as commonly found as the COS VI version.


6 commentsDavid AthertonApr 11, 2016
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TROAS, Pionia Hadrian AE 17. River-God0 viewsReference
cf RPC 3, 1667 (my coin does not have a cornucopia)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. [ΠΙΟ]ΝΙΤΩΝ
River-god reclining l., holding reed in his r. hand, l. arm resting on vase from which water runs

2.54 gr
17 mm
h
okidokiApr 11, 2016
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylon I ca. 308-307 BC6 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, MI in left KΛ beneath throne.

Price -; SC -. Previously undocumented type best placed immediately following Price 3771 in the Babylon I sequence.

(29 mm, 17.1 g, 9h)
Naville 21, 20 March 2016, 96.

The mint controls and style place this coin as an issue of Babylon, struck immediately after the conclusion of the Babylonian War in 308 BC. This was associated with the removal of the wreathed mint control monogram of Antigonos from coinage bearing the left field MI control. The KΛ control beneath the throne was previously used on Babylon I issues (Price 3711-3713) struck in the final stage of Seleukos first satrapy, or shortly thereafter. This coin therefore represents the last of MI mint control issues and would be best placed immediately following Price 3771, the earliest issue of Babylon I under the control of Seleukos following the Babylonian War.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 11, 2016
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Uncertain Mint 410 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ reading up on left, ΣEΛΓYKOY (misspelled with Γ rather than E) reading down on right, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, ΣΕ monogram to left, circled ΜΗY monogram beneath throne.

SC 60.2; HGC 9, 12d (R2-3); WSM 1342 (same obverse die).

Uncertain Mint 4 in Cappadocia, Eastern Syria, or Northern Mesopotamia 301-281 BC.

(26 mm, 17.15 g, 5h).
Naville 21, 20 March 2016, 97.

Seleucid Coins (p. 33) notes the declining competence exhibited by reverse dies in the series to which this coin belongs. This is a characteristic along with the mint controls, shared with some of the later issues Uncertain Mints 6A/1, perhaps pointing to the mobile military nature of the mint and resultant variable access to skilled engravers. The misspelled legend fits with this observation.
3 commentsn.igmaApr 11, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Alfheard?)5 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Alfheard (or Wulfheard
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: EAHRED REX
R: +ALFHEARD
Motif: 1/1

Ex - English Coin Auctions 2015 (lot 28)
NapApr 10, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Aethelheah)5 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Aethelheah
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: +EANRED RE
R: +EDILECH
Motif: 5/5

Aethelheah, considered the normalized name of "Edilech", was an early moneyer for Eanred. His career seems to have been quite short, as his coins are the rarest of all moneyers in the styca series. He has some connection to Cynwulf, another early moneyer of Eanred, as coins exist that share an obverse die.

Ex- Spink Auction 16019 (lot 64), Lord Stewartby
NapApr 10, 2016
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Larissa, Thessaly20 viewsCirca 356-342 BC
AR Drachm (21mm, 5.83g)
O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and plain necklace.
R: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down; ΛΑΡΙΣ−ΑΙΩΝ above and below.
Lorber L-III; BCD Thessaly II, 319; SNG Cop 120-121
ex Praefectus Coins

In my opinion one of the most beautiful coin types of all time, this design from Thessaly was an homage to the Syracusan master engraver Kimon and his artistic tetradrachm featuring a similar nymph, Arethusa. The nymph is depicted in her natural element of water, with her hair ‘floating’ about her face.
Facing head coins represent some of the greatest achievements in Greek numismatic art, and this type upholds that claim most admirably.
3 commentsEnodiaApr 10, 2016
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S.853 Aethelwald Moll with Archbishop Ecgberht10 viewsSceat of Aethelwald Moll, king of Northumbria 759-765 with Ecgberht, Archbishop of York
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 853
Pirie: unlisted
N. 192.5
O: +EDILhpLd
R: ECGBERhT A[R]
Motif: 1/1

Aethelwald, also called Moll, was a nobleman who ascended the throne after the murder of King Oswulf, which he may have orchestrated. He was deposed after some years, and went to a monastery. His son Aethelred I would later become king in Northumbria.

Despite a rule of 6 years, coins in Aethelwald's name are excessively rare. Until quite recently, this coin was the only one known. It depicts the name of Aethelwald, with the archbishop's name on the reverse. Due to the odd spelling of Aethelwald's name, there has been some controversy as to whether the name is supposed to be a variant of Alchred, Aethelwald's successor who also struck coins with Archbishop Ecgberht. Most experts (including Abramson, Booth, Lyon, and Stewart) now accept this as belonging to the former monarch.

There are 5 coins of Aethelwald Moll known. Two others, like this one, were struck with Archbishop Ecgberht. The other two are inscribed with Aethelwald and his son Aethelred. The ancient chip makes the coin easily identifiable.

This particular coin carries a long provenance, and has been depicted in multiple publications on Northumbrian coins, dating back to the 1840s. It is pictured in Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 3 (1841), Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 9 (1869), Sceattas in England and the Continent (1984), and Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 151 (1991).

Ex- Spink Auction 16019 (lot 58), Lord Stewartby, Spink Auction 1 1978 (lot 89), C.J. Firth, Glendining January 27-28 1944 (lot 798), Lord Grantley, Sotheby June 28-July 1 1909 (lot 131), E.W. Rashleigh, J.C.S. Rashleigh, Sotheby July 1858 (lot 85[part]), T.F. Dymock
NapApr 10, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (348- 350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-102var)4 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet ; SARL ✶ in exergue
SpongeBobApr 10, 2016
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Rhoemetalces I, with Pythodoris, Augustus, and Livia (Late 1st century BC - AD)11 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Sapaian
Æ 27
O: Heads of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, conjoined right; to right, capricorn right, holding globe.
R: Diademed head of Rhoemetalces and draped bust of Pythodoris, conjoined right.
27mm
13.8g
Youroukova 182-4, 186; RPC I 1708
1 commentsMatApr 10, 2016
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Constantin Ier0 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
RIC 666a (seconde Tétrarchie - mai 305/début 307)
PYLApr 10, 2016
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P M TR P IIII COS III P P2 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier II
16,84g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
P M TR P IIII COS III P P
Bastien 178 graveur 3B
de Witte ...
Cohen 274
RIC 114
Elmer ....
PYLApr 10, 2016
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6 views1 commentsancientoneApr 10, 2016
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Philip II AE 18 - Bizya0 viewsBizya
Thrace
Philip II as Caesar
M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAP
Bare head right
BI[Z]VHNΩN
Athlete standing in extended pose left, dropping distance marker before his jump, left arm raised behind him
Bronze
18 mm
3.26 gr
12 h
Varbanov II 1596 var.; Jurukova, Bizye 160 var. (obv. and rev. legend)
Vladimir PApr 10, 2016
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