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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex.0 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Dalton & Hamer: 15 | Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6

Though little is known about the issuer of this token, it appears to have been the company of Dally and Son who were drapers (wholesale clothiers) in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross (below), which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.

*AlexJul 28, 2014
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Sear 18131 viewsAnonymous Class A2 follis, weight 13.87g , diameter 34mm. Type 50 ornamentation.Abu GalyonJul 28, 2014
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Domitian RIC-5079 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 87 AD
RIC 507 (C), BMC 103, RSC 218
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear amd shield; to r., owl (M2)
VF+

The first denarius issue of 87 continued in the same style and format as those of 86 (an unadorned, idealised portrait with the four basic Minervas on the reverse), setting a tone the rest of the reign for the denarii. These issues were quite small compared with what was to come over the next nine years. This coin from the first issue has a very idealised portrait in the Flavian baroque style. Icy cool with an expression of "critical disdain" as C. H. V. Sutherland put it in his book "Roman Coins".

Struck on a large flan and well centered.
1 commentsDavid AthertonJul 28, 2014
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1812 AE Non-local Halfpenny Token. Issued from Stockton on Tees, Yorkshire.0 viewsObverse: ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY •. Bust of Horatio Nelson facing left.
Reverse: BRITISH NAVAL HALPPENNY (sic). Three masted ship, probably H.M.S. Victory, sailing right, 1812 in panel below.
Edge: Centre Grained.
Withers: 1590 | Davis: 150 (Yorkshire) | Diameter 30mm | Die Axis 6

The dies for this token were, according to some sources, engraved by Thomas Wyon. Though the manufacturer of the token is unknown, it was most likely struck in Birmingham.

Issued from Stockton on Tees, this token seems to have been struck to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar which took place in 1805, and in which Nelson was killed. The issuer is uncertain but it was probably Robert Christopher and Thomas Jennett.
Robert Christopher & Thomas Jennett were booksellers and printers in Stockton, they were also the Stockton agents for the Sun Fire Office.
Jennett was Christopher's apprentice and on the completion of his indentures, he was taken into partnership. Matching the high standards of his companion, Jennett became well known and much respected, growing to be a man of power and influence. He became a magistrate and was mayor of Stockton three times.

*AlexJul 28, 2014
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Thessalian League1 views196-146 B.C.
Silver Stater (Double Victoriatus)
5.45 gm, 23 mm
Obv: Head of Zeus right wearing oak wreath, [EΠI ANΔPO] ΣΘENOYΣ (struck under Strategos Androsthenes) to left
Rev: Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, with shield on her left arm, AΡ-IΣ above spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides; TO/HΣ-KΛ (Aristokles magistrate) across center field
BMC Thessaly II, 837.3;
Sear 2231 var.;
BMC 7, 1-35 var.;
[SNG Copenhagen 280; McClean 4862]
JaimelaiJul 28, 2014
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Dolphin from Olbia0 viewschuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Roman Republic Denarius0 viewsA Roman Republic Denarius minted in 89 BC.chuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Billion Tetradrachm of Nero0 viewschuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Billion Tetradrachm of Nero0 viewsA Billion Tetradrachm of Nero, possibly Milne 226?chuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Silver Denarius of Julia Domna2 viewschuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Silver Denarius of Septimius Severus1 viewschuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Silver Indo-Scythian Coin of Azes I0 viewschuy1530Jul 28, 2014
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Lucilla Venus RIC 7844 viewsLucilla, Denarius, Rome, 165 - 169, 20.5mm, 2.73g, Sear 5491, RSC 70, RIC 784
OBV: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
REV: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre
RomanorvmJul 27, 2014
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Augustus Æ Quadrans - RIC 4201 viewsAugustus Æ Quadrans. 9 BC. LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS, clasped hands holding caduceus / III VIR A A A F F around large S C. RIC 420, Cohen 338Holding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Augustus Moneyer issue0 viewsAugustus Moneyer issue - To be identifiedHolding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Tiberius, Altar of Lyon1 viewsTiberius AE As. Lugdunum, 14-16 A.D. TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, Laureate bust right / ROM ET AVG, Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with corona civica between laurels and two male figures, columns on each side with Victories on top raising wreaths. RIC I 245, Cohen 37, BMCRE I 585, CBN 1769Holding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Countermark: Bust of Hercules1 viewsAgrippa AE As. Countermark: Bust of HercluesHolding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Countermarks: S, AVG, TI•CA 1 viewsAugustus AE As. Countermarks: S (devalued to a semis), AVG, TI•CA Holding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Countermarks: S, AAC, TI•CA2 viewsAugustus AE As. Countermarks: S (devalued to a semis), AAC, TI•CA Holding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Countermarks: DVA, Helmet, Dolphin1 viewsAugustus AE As. Bust right, Countermarks: DVA, Helmet / Countermarks: DolphinHolding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Countermark: Wreath and Bust0 viewsRoman AE As. Countermarks: Wreath and BustHolding_HistoryJul 27, 2014
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Lugdunum, RIC VIII 218, 153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #16 viewsLugdunum, RIC VIII 218, 153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1
avers: - FL-CL-IVLIA-NVS-PP-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: - No legend, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in four line, in wreath.
exerg: -/-//LVG, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 360-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 218, p-,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2014
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Thessalonica, RIC IX 62a.2, 159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,6 viewsThessalonica, RIC IX 62a.2, 159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, A in the left field.
exergo: A/-//TES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 384-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-62a.2, p-188,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2014
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153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, RIC VIII 218, Lugdunum, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #16 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AR-Siliqua, RIC VIII 218, Lugdunum, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in wreath, LVG, #1
avers: - FL-CL-IVLIA-NVS-PP-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: - No legend, VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in four line, in wreath.
exerg: -/-//LVG, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 360-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 218, p-,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2014
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AR-No.TPAP 128/N´G1-B (HN)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 132-131 B.C

AE 19.59mm (Thickness 3.18mm), weight 6.77g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Poseiden 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 128 with gimel (G) below.
AradosJul 27, 2014
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70 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), AE-4, Nummus, RIC X 545, Constantinople, Monogram, type:2, #26 views70 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), AE-4, Nummus, RIC X 545, Constantinople, Monogram, type:2, #2
avers:- DN-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above, monogram type:2,
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC-X-545,
Q-002
quadransJul 27, 2014
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159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,6 views159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, A in the left field.
exergo: A/-//TES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 384-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-62a.2, p-188,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2014
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RUTENES - Bronze MVNATIVS-ATTALV, -50/-401 viewsBronze, 2,17 g, 16 mm.
Av./ Tête à droite, MVNATIVS devant.
Rv./ Animal à droite sur une ligne, ATTALV dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-4797 ; Lopez, L-120 ; LT 4797 ; Depeyrot, 219.
GabalorJul 27, 2014
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Basse et moyenne Vallée du Rhône - Potin au long cou, -90/-400 viewsPotin, 2,67 g, 18 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche.
Rv./ Animal à droite sur un trait.
Réfs : Dicomon, PTM-214.
GabalorJul 27, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Goutrens au torque -100/-500 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,19 g, 14 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche, chevelure formée de S.
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un cercle perlé et pointé en 1 et 4, d'un torque perlé en 2 et d'une hache évidée en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-183 ; Lopez, L018 ; Depeyrot, type 183 ; BnF 3472-3516 ; LT 3467-3484 ; Savès 259-268.
GabalorJul 27, 2014
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NEDENES - Obole MA / bucrâne, -300/-2000 viewsObole, argent, 0,71 g, 11 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche de bon style
Rv./ Roue à trois rayons en T, bouletée au centre, cantonnée en 1 d'un bucrane, de M en 2 et de A en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, IBL-163 ; Depeyrot, 163.
GabalorJul 27, 2014
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LINK1 views*AlexJul 27, 2014
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1791 AE Halfpenny Token. Hull, Yorkshire.1 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS TERTIUS REX •. Equestrian statue of King William III facing right; in exergue, MDCLXXXIX.
Reverse: HULL HALFPENNY. Coat of Arms of Hull (a shield bearing three crowns vertically) between sprigs of oak, 1791 above.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF IONATHAN GARTON & Co • X •.
Dalton & Hamer: 19 | Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6

This token was issued by Jonathan Garton who was a linen draper with a business in the market place in Hull.
There is slight die damage, a common feature of 18th century tokens, which can be seen at the front of the horse on the obverse.

The “three crowns” have been used as Hull’s coat of arms since the early 1400s. A depiction of the shield in stained glass in St Mary’s Church Lowgate dates from the reign of Richard III (1483-85) and is among the earliest versions to survive.

The equestrian statue of William III (below) is one of Hull's key landmarks, it has been standing in the centre of the city square since 1734.

*AlexJul 27, 2014
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AR-No.TBSS 73/YM12-D (HM)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 187-186 B.C

AE 16.53mm (Thickness 3.05mm), weight 4.27g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm branch over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Stern of galley left rising in a curve with standard, Phoenician letters yodh (Y) and mem (M) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 73 below.
AradosJul 27, 2014
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062 Koinon of Macedonia, AE-27, 7 views062 Koinon of Macedonia, AE-27,
avers:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ??? , Helmeted Head of Alexander-III right.
revers:- ΚΟΙΝΟΝ-ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ-Β-ΝΕΩ(Κ) ???, Alexander riding right, bearing spear, on his horse Bucephalus, star below.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Koinon of Macedonia, date: Dated to the time of Severus Alexander, ref:
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quadransJul 27, 2014
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. J. Lackington, London, Middlesex.0 viewsObverse: J. LACKINGTON ✤. Three-quarter facing bust of J.Lackington left, 1794 below.
Reverse: HALFPENNY OF LACKINGTON • ALLEN & Co ★ / CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD • in a double line of text around Fame, portrayed as a winged female figure facing right, head left, holding a laurel-wreath and blowing a trumpet.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE TEMPLE OF THE MUSES ★ / ★ / ★.
Dalton & Hamer: 353 | Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6

This token was manufactured by William Lutwyche in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Roger Dixon.
It was issued by James Lackington who was a bookseller with a large business at his premises known as “The Temple of the Muses”, No 32 Finsbury Place South, Finsbury Square, London. This token marked the sale of a 25% interest in his company to Robert Allen.


*AlexJul 27, 2014
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Trajan RIC 392; Woytek 28a14 viewsTRAJAN 98-117 AD. AE As. Rome mint. February 98 - Fall 98 AD. (28mm, 11.0g) Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, Laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS II, Pietas standing left bylighted altar, right hand raised, SC in fields.
Woytek 28a; RIC 392; Cohen 613 .

Ex: Incitatus Coins

There is some smoothing in the fields, but acceptable to me. The head of Trajan on this coin is quite exceptional in my opinion.
1 commentsPaddyJul 27, 2014
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Sear 08045 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) Follis, weight 11.45g, diameter 31mm. Mint of Constantinople, officina Δ, struck in 610/11 CE (= regnal year 1). Abu GalyonJul 27, 2014
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1792 AE Halfpenny Token. Rochdale, Lancashire.1 viewsObverse: No legend. View of a male weaver, seated facing right, working in his loom.
Reverse: ROCHDALE HALFPENNY. Coat of Arms of the Clothworker's Company with a Ram Crest above and 1792 below.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF IOHN KERSHAW • X •.
Diameter 30mm | D&H: 143 | Die Axis 6

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon.
It was issued by John Kershaw who appears to have been a mercer and draper with a business in Rochdale, and who is also thought to have been connected with a woollen factory in the town.

The Clothworkers' arms were granted in 1530 by Thomas Benolt, Clarenceux King of Arms, two years after the foundation of the Company. It consists of a shield with a chevron containing five teasel heads between two habicks above and a teasel plant beneath. The habicks and the teasel represent essential tools for the clothworkers' craft. The habicks were the hooks used to attach the fabric to the forms on which it was stretched for teaselling. The teasels were used to raise the nap of the fabric prior to shearing.


*AlexJul 27, 2014
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1792 AE Halfpenny Token. Yarmouth, Norfolk.0 viewsObverse: LET YARMOUTH FLOURISH :. Coat of Arms of Yarmouth over crossed sprigs of oak. Small incuse rosette countermark in field to right of shield. The Coat of Arms combines three lion's heads from the Royal Arms with the tails of three silver herrings, believed to come from the original arms of Yarmouth.
Reverse: YARMOUTH HALFPENNY. Three masted ship sailing right; 1792, in panel below.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE GLASS WAREHOUSE OF W. ABSOLON • X •.
Diameter 29mm | D&H: 52 | Die Axis 6

This token was issued by William Absolon (1751 – 1815), a British ceramist who, from 1784, sold English and foreign china and glass but also later offered gilding, enameling and painting services at his shop, No 4, at the lower end of Market Row in Yarmouth.
Absolon bought in wares from the Wedgewood, Davenport, Turner and Staffordshire factories, which he then decorated. He painted dessert services with botanical subjects with the Latin name of the plant inscribed on the plate or dish and also his mark; Absolon Yarm and No 25. He also decorated Turner Ware and Cream Ware Jugs adding mottoes, such as; a Trifle from Yarmouth, or Success to the Trade. Absolon died in 1815 and although his business continued, the quality declined. Today, his work attracts high prices at auction.

*AlexJul 27, 2014
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010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-019, #019 views010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-019, #01
avers:- +LADISLAVS-RE, Crowned bust facing in circle of dots;.
revers:- +LADISLAVS-RE +, Cross in circle; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-019, CHN-1-027, Huszar-023,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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quadransJul 27, 2014
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LINK0 views*AlexJul 27, 2014
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007 Salamon., (Solomon ), King of Hungary, (1063-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-009, + PANONIA TERA, #018 views007 Salamon., (Solomon ), King of Hungary, (1063-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-009, + PANONIA TERA, #01
avers:- + S-ALOM-ONI-RE-X,
revers:- + PANONIA TERA, .
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Unger-009, CNH-1-020, Huszar-015,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2014
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CARAUSIUS Antoninianus, RIC 899, Pax 2 viewsOBV: IMP C M CARAVSIVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right
REV: PAX AVG (AVGG?), Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse scepter
2.4g, 17/19mm

Minted at Uncertain British or Continental mint, 287-293 AD
LegatusJul 27, 2014
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Trieros/Thrakien Hemiobol, ca. 450-420 v. Chr.6 viewsVs: jugendlicher männnlicher Kopf (des Apollon?) nach links.
Rs: T - P - H - I, Lorbeerzweig in Quadratum Incusum.
0,37 g., 9 mm
SNG Copenhagen 822; SNG Leake 1792 _3737
1 commentsAntonivs ProttiJul 27, 2014
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120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, Rome, RIC VII Not in !!!, -/-//XXIZ, PRIMIS-X•MVLTIS-XX,14 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, Rome, RIC VII Not in !!!, -/-//XXIZ, PRIMIS-X•MVLTIS-XX,
avers:- IMP-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H).
revers:- PRIMIS-X•MVLTIS-XX, .
exerg: -/-//XXIZ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-II- Not in !!!, p-,
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quadransJul 27, 2014
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-I 261c, Rome, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis/Pluto seated left, #116 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-I 261c, Rome, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis/Pluto seated left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate cuirassed bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Serapis/Pluto seated left wearing polos, holding scepter, and reaching toward three-headed dog Cerberus seated to left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date: 216 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-261c, RSC-299a, BMC-124
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quadransJul 27, 2014
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-I 260v, Rome, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, #216 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-I 260v, Rome, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate cuirassed bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Jupiter seated left holding Victory and sceptre at his feet eagle.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-260v, p-249, Hill-1519, RSC-277b
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quadransJul 27, 2014
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Roman Empire, Faustina II25 viewsAR denarius. 161-175 AD. 3.60 gr. Draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Fecunditas standing front,head right,resting on sceptre and holding infant in left hand FECVNDITAS. RIC 677. Cohen 99. 1 commentsbenitoJul 27, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 804, Siscia, VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Bust-F, -/-//XXIVI, Emperor standing left, 21 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 804, Siscia, VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Bust-F, -/-//XXIVI, Emperor standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- VIRTVS-AVGVSTI, Emperor standing left, crowning trophy; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//XXIVI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, 5th emission of Siscia, 278, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-804, p-, Alföldi type 91, n° 5;
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 26, 2014
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C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus – Vibia-1623 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus. 48 B.C. AR denarius (19 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h). Rome. Head of youthful Bacchus (or Liber) right, wreathed with ivy / C • VIBIVS • C • F • C • N, Ceres advancing right, holding torch in each hand; in right field, plow. Crawford 449/2; HCRI 21; Sydenham 946; Vibia 16; SRVC 421Bud StewartJul 26, 2014
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Aegina turtle stater8 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC. Turtle: two uncertain countermarks / Incuse square with small skew device. HGC 6, 433. 11.96g, 19mm.Very Fine. Roma Numismatics esale 10 lot 203 75£ + markup1 commentschance vJul 26, 2014
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Mysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater.8 viewsMysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater. Circa 550-500 BC. Dolphin left; tunny fish to left below / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 53; Greenwell 157; SNG von Aulock -; SNG France -; BMC 11-2; Boston MFA -; Jameson -. 1.31g, 7mm.Very Fine. A very rare type only known as hektes and hemihektes, of which two denominations the hemihekte is more difficult to find. Roma Numismatics esale 10 lot 359 200£ + markup..The very rare descript is true . None of this denomination on cng archives. The only hekte of this type sold on cng went for 3500 in 2011!chance vJul 26, 2014
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 1813 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Elagabalus standing holding a patera over an altar and a branch. Star in left field
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222
Reference– BMC 341. RIC 181. RSC III 196
maridvnvmJul 26, 2014
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 1462 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing half-left, sacraficing over a patera over an altar and holds a branch. Star in left field
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222 onwards
Reference– BMC 232. RIC 146. RSC III 276.

Remanants of star in right field. The die having been re-engraved to place the star correctly in front of the emperor.
maridvnvmJul 26, 2014
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 0883 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing holding a patera over an altar and a club. Star in left field. Bull behind the altar
Minted in Rome. A.D. 220-222
Reference– BMC 209-210. RIC 88. RSC III 61b
maridvnvmJul 26, 2014
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 1774 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Elagabalus standing holding a patera over an altar and a branch. Star in left field
Minted in Rome. A.D. 221
Reference– BMC 339. RIC 177. RSC III 196

Remanants of star in right field. The die having been re-engraved to place the star correctly in front of the emperor.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJul 26, 2014
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 875 viewsElagabalus Denarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing holding patera over an altar and branch. Star in right field. Horn on ground to his left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222
Reference– BMC 209 note. RIC 87 (where it is rated Common citing Cohen). RSC III 58. Cohen 58 (illustrated with star in right field) valued at 50 Fr. No examples in RD.
ex Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG Sale 42, Lot 379, 20th November 2007, ex Barry Feirstein Collection, previously privately purchased from Harlan J. Berk.
Described as Lightly toned and good extremely fine by NAC.
21 mm. 3.11 gms. 0 degrees.

The coin would certainly seem to be scarcer than the "Common" rating given in RIC would imply. No examples in RD, only one example on acsearch (this coin). No examples on Wildwinds (the RIC 87 there would appear to be in error).
1 commentsmaridvnvmJul 26, 2014
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BCC g175 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-4th cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Herdsman kneeling to left milking
goat. Palm branch, above, and
bush? before goat. Convex on
front and back faces, with beveled edge.
Chipped, somewhat eroded on the face,
back highly polished.
Translucent Red /White Carnelian
Gem size: 14x11.5 mm. 0.91gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from Caesarea Maritima",
Atiqot English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #148-#150.
v-dromeJul 26, 2014
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Sear 02445 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Pentanummium, weight 1.34g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonJul 25, 2014
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Pawn Stars Viking Coin7 viewsPawn Stars Viking Coin
"Pawn Stars" televison show episode "Colts and Vikings" broadcast July 24, 2014.
1 commentsWilliamBoydJul 25, 2014
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Trajan RIC 507 (bust); Woytek 201cB17 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. Æ Dupondius. Rome Mint. ca. 104/5-107 AD. (26mm, 10.58g, 6 h) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Radiate bust of Trajan right, wearing aegis. Obv: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Pax standing facing, head left, using torch to set fire to pile of arms, and holding cornucopiae.
Cf. RIC 507 (bust); Woytek 201cB; cf. BMC 892 (bust); BN 225

Ex: Triskeles Auction
3 commentsPaddyJul 25, 2014
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435bis6 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG"
Emperor standing left holding globe and vertical sceptre
Colchester mint
S/P//C
RIC -
Another example of this reverse noted in the Ashmolean Museum collection
1 commentsmauseusJul 25, 2014
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Trajan RIC 428; Woytek 96b15 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. Æ Dupondius. Rome Mint. January 100 - Fall 102 AD. (27mm, 12.72g, 5 h) Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, Laureate bust of Trajan right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Obv: TR POT COS IIII P P, S C in exergue, Abundantia seated left on chair made from of two crossed cornuacopiae, holding scepter.
Woytek 96b; RIC 428; BMC 749

Ex: Triskeles Auction
1 commentsPaddyJul 25, 2014
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Antiochus VII Euergetes-Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C.0 viewsAntiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 B.C. Ar. drachm, 16.0~16.6mm. 3.95g. Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus VII l. fillet border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - EYEPΓETOY, Nike walking l. holding wreath. Houghton 268-271.ddwauJul 25, 2014
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Amphipolis, Makedonien5 views420 - 357 v. Chr. Bronze, AE
Vs: Kopf eines jungen Mannes mit Diadem nach rechts
Rs: Fackel, um diese A - M - F - I angeordnet
1,1 g, 10 mm. SNG Cop. 48 _2467
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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RHODES, CARIA5 viewsCirca 300-250 BC. Æ (1,18 g. - 10 mm)
Vs: Head of Nymph right.
Rs: Rose. _2785
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. AR Litra5 viewsCirca 445-435 BC.
10x11 mm , 0,7 g
Facing lion’s head / Ethnic ; symbol below ; all within olive wreath . _8103
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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AINOS 7 viewsAR Diobol, ca. 455/4 - 453/452.
Vs: Kopf des Hermes mit Petasos rechts.
Rs: I - A. Kerykeion, das Ganze in vertieftem Quadrat.
1,21 gr 10 mm
Selten
May, Ainos group XV, 75-84; SNG Copenhagen 389. _6478
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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CARIA, MYLASA8 views450-400 BC Hemiobol Silver (0,54 g. - 7 mm) Milesian standard.
Vs: Forepart of Lion facing.
Rs: Scorpion.
SNG Kayhan 934-8 , SNG von Aulock 7803 v. _8560
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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Messembria, Thrace8 viewsSilber, Diobol, ca. 450-350 v.Ch
Vs: Frontaler korinthischer Helm
Rs: M-E-T-A in vierspeichigem Rad umgeben von Strahlenkranz
Erhaltung: Raue Oberfläche, sonst fast vorzüglich
1,19 gr, 12 mm
SNG Cop 652 f.; Barclay V. Head, Historia Numorum, S.2387
The Helmet is a Symbol of the sun-god Ares; the radiate wheel is also the midday sun (cf. the meaning of Messembria). _6545
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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BCC LS215 viewsLead Seal - Early Byzantine
6th-7th century CE
Obv:Facing portrait, Mother
and Child, nimbate.
Rev: Very complex block monogram
possibly reading "of John, apo eparchon
(or apo hypaton)”, but there are
other possible solutions.
21.5 x 19mm. 6.47gm. Axis:0
v-dromeJul 25, 2014
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35. Valerian I.5 viewsAntoninianus, 255-56 AD, either the Antioch mint or a mint in Samaosata.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Valerian.
Reverse: PIETA AVGG / Emperors (Valerian & Galienus) standing face to face, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and parazonium, sacrificing on lighted altar.
4.55 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #284; Gobl #1676e
CallimachusJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, VOT/X type, #4528 viewsBarbarous Imitation, VOT/X type, #45
avers:- Confused legends, Pearl diademed bust left,
revers:- Confused legends, VOT/+ beetween two palm branch in wreath,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-045
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, Q-046,29 viewsBarbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, Q-046,
avers:- Confusing text - IMP-...AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- Confusing text- .II ..C-, (VIRTVS or MARS ???).
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-046
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, SALVS type, #0129 viewsBarbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, SALVS type, #01
avers:- - C-TERICVS-AVG-, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- Confusing text- ..II-I-E-II-VG.., Salus standing right, feeding serpent rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), AE-17, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-8.26.8.6, Bunch of grapes,30 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), AE-17, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-8.26.8.6, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVT-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 2,11g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-8.26.8.6 p-393
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-Η (Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #131 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-H, (Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo:-/-//KA•Γ•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes:h
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-877 (Bust-H Not in RIC), p-113,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), AE-26, Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , Nike standing left,31 views051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), AE-26, Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , Nike standing left,
avers:- , M-AVR-E-ANTONINV, Laureate head of the Caracalla right.
revers:- MVNICIPI-S-TOBEN, Nike (Victory) in long hiton walking, turned left, in her lifted right hand holding a wreath, and her left hand one palm branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 296, Varbanov ,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Mithradates Odessos tetradrachm 3rd war (c 74-63 BC).Coin comparison2 viewsCoin is group 3

D5 R7a
cicerokidJul 24, 2014
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Trajan RIC 121; Woytek 280b 17 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca. 108-109 AD. (3.23g; 18.36g) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laureate bust right, draped far shoulder. Rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left holding cauduceus and cornucopia.
Woytek 280b; RIC 121; RSC 81

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins
PaddyJul 24, 2014
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Trajan RIC 219; Woytek 189aA5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, AD ca 103-107 AD. (2.87g,18mm, 6h) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR PCOS V P P, Laureate bust right. Obv: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Dacia seated right in a mournful attitude on a shield, with a curved sword below. Woytek 189aA; RIC 219; RSC 529

Ex: Roma Numismatics
PaddyJul 24, 2014
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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 5114 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. December 161-December 162 AD. (17mm, 3,38g) Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia.
RIC 51; RSC 518

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins
2 commentsPaddyJul 24, 2014
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Trajan RIC 275; Woytek 421v16 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Early 113 - summer 114 AD. (3.08g; 20.70; 18.31mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate draped bust right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Genius standing front, looking left, holding patera and ears of corn.
Woytek 421v; RIC 275; RSC 398

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins

Woytek: "mit Lorbeerkranz (2) in Paludament von der Seite gesehen n.r."
1 commentsPaddyJul 24, 2014
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Gordianus III, Felicitas 9 viewsGordian III
AR-Antoninianus
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left holding a long caduceus and cornucopia
Ag, 4.71g, 23mm
Ref.: RIC 140, RSC 71
shanxiJul 24, 2014
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11 viewsRoman Empire, Caracalla 198-217, Denarius

3.32g

"IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG" Laureate, draped bust of Caracalla right.

"SECVRIT ORBIS" Securitas seated on a throne with cornucopiae and scepter.

RSC III 571b
1 commentspaul1888Jul 24, 2014
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AR Stater of Tarsos, Cilicia in the name of the Satrap Mazaios 361-334BC4 viewsOBVERSE: Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, holding eagle, corn-ear with bunch of grapes in right hand and lotus-headed scepter in left; Aramaic legend to right Baal Tarz.
REVERSE: Lion on the back of a kneeling bull which it attacks with teeth and claws., above is Aramaic legend Mazdai all within circles of dots.
Sear 5650 B.M.C. 21.171,21

Mazaios was the Satrap of Cilicia under the Persian monarchs. He made the wise decision of allying himself with Alexander when he showed up on the frontier of his territory. Alexander could be very generous to local rulers when they saw things his way and Mazaios was given a position in the new order. The coin is particularly interesting because the mage of Baal is clearly the prototype for 'Zeus Aetophoros' on the subsequent Alexandrine coinage.
Most test cuts are probably done by striking with a sharp chisel. The very deep and shaped cut here must have been done with some kind of highly levered tool like a modern bolt cutter.
Weight 10.8 grams
daverinoJul 24, 2014
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010 - Gallienus2 viewsAntoninian, Mediolanum, 258-259 A.D.

IMP GALLIENVS AVG,
radiate bust right

SALVS AVG MP in ex,
Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent on staff

RIC V(a) 511b
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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Commodus Bimetallic Medaillon with Reference63 viewsObv. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT. Laureate portrait bust, draped, cuirassed, right; dotted border
Rev. MINER VICT P M TR P XIIII IMP VIII / COS V P P. Minerva, helmeted, wearing chiton and himation, standing l., holding spear in the left hand
and Victoria on the right hand; at feet left, oval shield; to right, trophy and shields at ground
Mint: Rome, 189 AD.

41mm - 69.91g

Gnecchi II, p. 57, no. 48; MIR p. 18, no. 1132 (issue 59/60).

Brüder Egger, XXXIX, 15. Januar 1912, lot 1057 = 700 Östereichische Kronen


The coin Comes from the collection of the German King Wilhelm II and this Medaillon was sorted out.
The King had another one like this that was in better condition and had a heavier weight than mine (41mm, 72.09g).
Today the second
of his examples is laying in the Museum in Budapest, Hungary.
6 commentskcJul 23, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -10/-149 viewsDupondius, bronze, 12,93 g, 26,5 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F/ P-P, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffe de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste laure à droite .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile enchaîné à un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne ; sous le crocodile, deux palmettes .
Réfs : LT.2837 ; RIC.160 ; RPC.525
2 commentsGabalorJul 23, 2014
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LANGUEDOC - Drachme Languedocienne à la croix, -225/-1503 viewsDrachme, argent, 3,50 g, 16 mm.
Av./ Tête à droite
Rv./ : Croix cantonnée d'un point en 1,2, et4, d'une hache pleine en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-55 ; LT3056 ; Savès 205.
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Petit bronze à l'urne renversée, -40/-302 viewsBronze, 1,83 g, 13 mm.
Av./ Tête casquée à droite.
Rv./ Urne renversée entre deux palmes, dessous NEM COL, couronne de feuillage autour.
Réfs : Dicomon, NIM-2725 ; LT 2725 ; BnF 2725-2728 ; Depeyrot, type 145.
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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Massalia, période classique, -380/-3362 viewsQuart d'obole au coléoptère
Argent, 0,14 g, 7,5 mm
Av./ Coléoptère.
Rv./ Croissant pointé.
Réfs : Dicomon OBP-34 ; Maurel 308
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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Massalia, période Hellenistique, -90/-507 viewsDrachme AM//MAΣΣA//AΔH
Argent, 2,72 g, 17 mm
Av./ Tête d'Artémis diadémée à droite, arc et carquois derrière, AM devant.
Rv./ Lion passant à droite, MAΣΣA dessus et AΔH en exergue
Réfs : Dicomon DRM-55-69
2 commentsGabalorJul 23, 2014
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Openwork-Belt-decoration #0128 viewsOpenwork-Belt-decoration #01
type:AE-Belt-decorationt
size: 34mm,
weight: 11,35g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 23, 2014
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Clothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #0131 viewsClothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #01
type:AE-Clip Enamelled and Gold plated
size: 37x34mm,
weight: 21,11g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 23, 2014
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8.5 Magnia Urbica5 viewsMagnia Urbica. Augusta, AD 283-285. Antoninianus (21mm, 2.17 g, 12h). Ticinum mint. 5th emission, August AD 283. Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter; shield at side; SXXIT. RIC V 347; Pink VI/2 p. 29. Good VF, green patina with partial silvering, earthen highlights.1 commentsSosiusJul 23, 2014
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,37 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,
avers:- IMP-GALLIENVS-P-F-AVG-GERM, Radiated, draped bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-V-COS-IIII-P-P, Emperor, veiled, seated left in curule chair, holding globe in right hand and short scepter in left.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,35g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome ???, date: 257-259 ??? A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), p-, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 23, 2014
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Drusus Sestertius42 viewsObv. ---, Crossed cornucopiae surmounted by heads of T. Gemellus and Germanicus, caduceus between.
Rev. DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N PONT TR PONT II, S C in the middle.
Mint: Rome, 22-23 A.D.

34mm 26.65g

RIC 42 (Tiberius)




8 commentskcJul 23, 2014
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Alexander III the Great drachm Babylon11 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.02 g, 8h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, monogram below throne. Price 3604. VF, slightly spotty tone. CNG auc 331 lot 18 $240+ $36 markup. I have the matching tetradrachm which is Price 3602.
chance vJul 23, 2014
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Gallienus - Capricorn5 viewsObverse:- [G]ALLIENVS AVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNO CONS AVG, Capricorn right
Exergue:- Stigma
2 commentsnogoodnicksleftJul 23, 2014
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Gallienus - Tigress30 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVS[AVG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINI CO[NS AVG], Tigress left
Exergue:- B
Provenance :- Purchased from Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid sale 191 Lot 270.
nogoodnicksleftJul 23, 2014
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020 - Julia Domna2 viewsAS, Rome, 196-211 A.D.

IVLIA AVGVSTA,
draped bust right

HILARITAS S-C
Hilaritas standing left with cornucopiae and palm branch

RIC IVa 877
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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047 - Faustina4 viewsAs, Rome, 161-175 A.D.

FAVSTINA AVGVSTA,
draped bust r., hair knotted behind

SAECVLI FELICIT S-C,
Pulvinar on which are Commodus and Antoninus

RIC III 1666
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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013 - Domitian4 viewsAS, Rome, 80-81 A.D.

CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII,
laureate head left

S-C Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at feet behind, S - C

RIC II 169(b)
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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7 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Rome, AD 248. Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the founding of Rome. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins; II in exergue. RIC 15. 4.64g, 24mm, 6h1 commentspaul1888Jul 23, 2014
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Italian States, Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge 1382-1400, Grosso, Type Three, Full Weight, 1394-1399, Venice Mint6 views Obv. ANTO . VENERIO-. S . M . VENETI .
St. Mark and the Doge standing facing, holding pendant flag between them, D / V / X in center field
* | * across fields
Rev. . + . TIBI . LAVS-. 7 . GLORIA .Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding book of Gospels
Plain Edge
22mm
1.90g
1 commentsSkylerJul 22, 2014
Lead_Token_BCC_Lt39.jpg
BCC LT395 viewsLead Token
Obv: Figure standing left, right hand
extended, left hand on hip, cape? flowing
behind.
Rev: Animal (horse or hind?) facing altar or
fountain. Semi-circular flower design with
five tear-drop shaped petals, above.
Diameter: 14mm. Thickness: 3.0mm
Weight: 3.30gm. Axis: 0
v-dromeJul 22, 2014
AE-Bug_Q-012_11x13,5mm_1,95g-s.jpg
AE-Bug, #12,33 viewsAE-Bug, #12,
size: 11-13,5mm,
weight: 1,95g,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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Nicomedes 1V Philopator tetradrachm 88/7 BC6 viewsObv: Diademed head of Nicomedes 11 right
Rev: Zeus Stratios standing in Himeiton holding wreath in LH and Sceptre in other.
Eagle on thunderbolt under Left arm, below monogram, below ΙΣ date Bithynian-Pontic era 210 = 88/7 BC
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ NIKOMHΔOY
16.19g 34.4 mm
cicerokidJul 22, 2014
Probus_AE-Ant-Silvered_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG(H)_SO-LI-N-VICT-O_B_RIC-V-II-911-p118_Cyzicus_276-AD__Q-001_6h_22mm_3,73g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, 36 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga,
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: -/-//B, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p118, 2nd emission,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 22, 2014
038_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_as_King_(1453-1457)_Denar_U-523a_C2-182_H-664_Q-001_14mm_0,31g-s.jpg
038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-523a/1455 A.D., #0136 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-523a/1455 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•DEI•G, Patriarchal Cross, K-P, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-P (Pohl),
date:1455 A.D., ref: Unger-523a, CNH-2-182, Huszar-664,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453)_Denar_U-505b_C2-183_H-654_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-505b/1447-1450 A.D., #0137 views037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-505b/1447-1450 A.D., #01
avers:- rozette-mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•G, Patriarchal Cross, K-Pover+, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•CETERA, Crowned Bohemian Lion advancing left, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-Pover+ (Pohl),
date:1447-1450 A.D., ref: Unger-505b, CNH-2-183, Huszar-654,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
038_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_as_King_(1453-1457)_Denar_U-525b_C2-186_H-668_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525b/1457 A.D., #0133 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525b/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, B-P, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: B-P (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525b, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
038_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_as_King_(1453-1457)_Denar_U-525e_C2-186_H-668_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0134 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, h-O, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: h-O (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525e, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #0130 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #01
avers:- mOnETA-ALBERTI, Patriarchal Cross, C-K, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- + REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C•, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: 16mm, weight: 0,63g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: C-K (Pohl),
date:1438 A.D., ref: Unger-459a, CNH-2-134, Huszar-591,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453)_Denar_U-500_C2-193_H-649_Q-001_h_mm_ga-s~0.jpg
037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-500b/1442-1444 A.D., #0128 views037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-500b/1442-1444 A.D., #01
avers:- + mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•GRA, Hngarian Shield ...C-G, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ETCETERA, ..., circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: C-G (Pohl),
date:1442-1444 A.D., ref: Unger-500b, CNH-2-193, Huszar-649,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
038_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_as_King_(1453-1457)_Denar_U-522a_C2-179_H-662_Q-001_19mm_0,99g-s.jpg
038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-522a/1453-54 A.D., #0131 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-522a/1453-54 A.D., #01
avers:- +LADISLAVS•DEI•GRA•REX-rozette, Patriarchal Cross, A-B, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- S•LADISL-AVS•REX, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: 19mm, weight: 0,99g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: A-B (Pohl),
date:1453-1454 A.D., ref: Unger-522a, CNH-2-179, Huszar-662,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(C)_CONCORD-MILIT_P_XXI_RIC-650var(Not_in_RIC-C-Bust)_7th-em_Siscia_Alf-26-No-not_in-_280-AD_Q-001_0h_mm_g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust-C, Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination !!!), Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-C, P//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Rare !!!,27 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust-C, Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination !!!), Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-C, P//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia.
exerg: P//XXI, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 2,90g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust -C), Alföldi type 26 No Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination!!!, Rare !!!,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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Sear 0182var6 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 16-nummi, weight 5.73g, diameter 21mm. Mint of Thessalonica.

Not the world’s most beautiful coin, but an example of quite a rare variant, defined by the symbols IωCT above the mark of value and first published by S Bendall in a brief note for the June 1993 Numismatic Chronicle. The new edition of MIBE lists it as variety N169i. Stylistically, the condensed form of the A and the thick and neatly seriffed S link the reverse to the varieties Sear 180-182.
Abu GalyonJul 22, 2014
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.4 viewsAlexander II, Zabinas ("the Bought One") 128-122 B.C. Ae 17.0~18.6mm. 6.21g. Antioch, 129-128 B.C. Obv: Diademed bust r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Dionysos standing in short chiton, holding thyrsus and kantharos. Monogram (off flan) left field, IΣI with cornucopia below. Date ΔΠΡ = year 184 S.E. Houghton-Lorber II, 453, 2229.1d. SNG Spaer 2379, Houghton 301.1 commentsddwauJul 22, 2014
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Cnut4 viewsPenny of Cnut, king of Denmark 1018-1035, England 1016-1035, and Norway 1028-1035
Moneyer: Brunman
Mint: London
S. 1159
O: +CNVT REX A
R: +BRVNMAN ON LV

Ex- Harlan J. Berk
1 commentsNapJul 22, 2014
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Antiochus VII (138-129 BC) AR Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint3 viewsObverse: His diademed and draped bust right;
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY to right and left of eagle standing left on prow; IE at upper left above Tyre monogram and club; A vC over AOP in right field. Monogram between eagle legs.
Weight 13.0 grams. Diameter 27 mm

I love the beautiful atmospheric style of these Seleukid Tetradrachms. I wish I could afford more of them!
daverinoJul 22, 2014
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,35 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentumD1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: A//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight:4,22g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-1., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-191corr., T-(Estiot)-3899, C-, LV 2194-5
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
Constans_AE-3-Follis_CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG_VICTOR-IA-AVG-G_Chi-Ro_csillag-Gamma-SIS-csillag_RIC-VIII-122_Siscia_AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s~0.jpg
Siscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!28 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-G, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ΓSIS*, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 1,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!29 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ASIS*, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
Constans_AE-3-Follis_CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG_VICTOR-IA-AVG-G_Chi-Ro_csillag-Gamma-SIS-csillag_RIC-VIII-122_Siscia_AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!31 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ΓSIS*, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 1,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
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RIC 0497 Domitianus17 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in field; Victory flying left, with shield inscribed SPQR
AE/As (29.63 mm 10.31 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
RIC 497 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
ex CGB Fr Monnaies 40 brm_330103, ex Varesi 49 lot 745
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 21, 2014
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Roman Republic.Furius Purpurio. 169-158 BC. Æ Semis 10 viewsRoman Republic.Furius Purpurio. 169-158 BC. Æ Semis
24mm, 14.04 g, 6h. Rome mint .
Obverse : Laureate head of Saturn right; S (mark of value) to left .
Reverse : Prow right; P(VR) above, S (mark of value) to right .
Crawford 187/3; Sydenham 359a
Ex RBW Collection. Ex Goodman Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 43 (24 September 24, 1997), lot 1478. Ex CNG 330 lot 249 .
Vladislav DJul 21, 2014
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Constantine RIC VII Rome 1949 viewsAE (3.1g - 19mm)
obv. CONSTANTINVS AVG
Helmeted and cuirassed bust to right
rev. ROMA AETERNAE / P R
Helmeted Roma seated on shield to right inscribing another shield with XV
ex. RS
mint Rome 320AD
RIC VII Rome 194
1 commentsHGJul 21, 2014
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Domitian RIC-72217 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
RIC 722 (C2), BMC 182, RSC 263
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
aVF

Domitian did not assume the consulship in 91, so this coin is dated by the tribunician title from mid-September 90 to mid-September 91. The basic four Minerva reverse types dominate this series.

A common coin in fair style. The coins from this issue certainly vary widely in quality!
David AthertonJul 21, 2014
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BCC g1614 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-4th cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Victory advancing left,
holding wreath and palm branch.
Transparent Red Carnelian
Gem size: 7x9 mm. 0.18gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from Caesarea Maritima",
Atiqot English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #58 and #61.
(click on photo for higher resolution)
1 commentsv-dromeJul 21, 2014
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Titus Sestertius59 viewsTitus Æ Sestertius. Uncertain Mint in Thrace, AD 80-81. IMP T CAES DIVI VES P F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right / IVD CAP and S C across fields, Palm tree; to left, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated left on shields and helmet; to right, Jew standing right, head left, hands bound behind back, helmet and shield before. RIC II -; H.A. Cahn, 'An Imperial Mint in Bithynia,' INJ 8 (1984-5), 3 var. (Jew's head right); RPC II 503 var. (same); cf. BMCRE 169; Hendin -. 24.25g, 34mm, 7h. Very Fine. An apparently unpublished variety. Very Rare.7 commentskcJul 21, 2014
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Nymphaeum of Perge13 viewsThe monumental fountain or nymphaeum of Perga consists of a wide pool, and behind it a two-storeyed richly worked facade. From its inscription, it is apparent that the structure was dedicated to Artemis Pergaia, Septimius Severus, his wife Julia Domna, and their sons. An inscription belonging to the facade, various facade fragments, and marble statues of Septimius Severus and his wife, all found in excavations of the nymphaeum, are now in the Antalya Museum.1 commentsJoe SermariniJul 21, 2014
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BCC L105 viewsVotive Lead Mirror
Late Roman?
Caesarea Maritima
Lead framed mirror with green
glass fragment. There is a small cup-shaped
opening, of uncertain function, at the bottom
of the otherwise flat handle.
8.8cm. x 3.6cm. wt: 22.61gm.
Diameter of mirror 1.6cm.

v-dromeJul 21, 2014
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(0117) HADRIAN7 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 138 AD
BILLON TETRADRACHM 12.78 g
O: HEAD OF HADRIAN, RIGHT
R: AGATHADAEMON SERPENT ERECT, RIGHT, WEARING SKHENT AND SUPPORTING A WINGED CADUCEUS IN ITS FOLD
MILNE 946 (year 4)
ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN EGYPT
(ex Aegean Numismatics)
laneyJul 20, 2014
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Byzantium lead-seal #03143 viewsByzantium lead-seal #031
type: lead-seal
avers:
revers:open-winged eagle, monogramm in the middle name as "John"
size: 21,4x20,5mm,
weight: 9,51g,
date: cc. 6th century A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-031
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Roman lead-seal, Three bust and dolphin in the middle and another dolphin in right down, #04540 viewsRoman lead-seal, Three bust and dolphin in the middle and another dolphin in right down, #045
type: lead-seal
size: innere circle: 19mm,
weight: 12,40g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-045
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Roman lead-seal, Leda and the Swan #04644 viewsRoman lead-seal, Leda and the Swan #046
type: lead-seal
size: 18mm, innere circle:14mm,
weight: 14,86g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-046
1 commentsquadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0139 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #01
type: Bottle
size: height:104mm, widest diameter:44mm, smallest diameter:16mm,
weight: 61,63g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0237 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #02
type: Bottle
size: height:107mm, widest diameter:26,5mm, smallest diameter:12mm,
weight: 21,42g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-002
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0340 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #03
type: Bottle
size: height:80mm, widest diameter:28mm, smallest diameter:12,5mm,
weight: 18,79g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
quadransJul 20, 2014
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RUTENES - Bronze TATINOS, -50/-401 viewsBronze, 3,32 g, 19 mm
Av./ Tête barbue à droite, diadème ou ruban dans les cheveux.
Rv./ Cavalier à droite sur une ligne de terre tenant un torque, fleuron sous le cheval. TATINOS entre deux lignes en exergue.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-4383 ; Lopez 118 var. ; LT4383 ; BnF 4382-4391 ; Depeyrot, type 217.
GabalorJul 20, 2014
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RUTENES - Obole à l'oiseau, -100/-500 viewsObole, argent, 0,39 g, 9 mm.
Av./ Tête de face, grènetis.
Rv./ Oiseau à droite.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-210 ; Lopez 079 ; Depeyrot, type 210.
GabalorJul 20, 2014
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Titus denarius from the Antioch mint37 viewsDenarius for Titus (under Vespasian). Antioch mint. Group 5. 72-73 AD.
3.13 grs and 17 mm.
Observe : laureate head right, bust draped. Around : T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT.
Reverse : Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae. Around : CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
RIC 1560 (under Vesp.).
Rarity : R2
6 commentslabienusJul 20, 2014
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Masikytes, Apollo, Lyre4 viewsMasikytes
Asia Minor, Lykian League
Ar Hemidrachm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: M-A, Lyre; tripod to right; all within incuse square.
Ag, 1.62g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC 3310, Troxell Period IV, Series 6
Ex G&M, auction 220, Lot 1388
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 289
shanxiJul 20, 2014
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Mithradates Odessos coins from de Callatay4 viewsGroup 3 coins from Odessos showing the changes in the Herekles image. cicerokidJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.03.02 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17
obv. AV L CEP - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Hera in double chiton stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013)
rev. No. 8.14.3.10
obv. not listed
unpublished?
very rare, F+, dark green patina

AV L CEP is a very rare obv. legend. Varbanov has it listed only for a coin with Priapos on rev. (#2425)

JochenJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.7.-, probably unpublished1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193 - 211
AE 17
obv. AV KAI CE. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN - PROC ICTRO
Apollo, nude, stg. l., holding branch in lowered l. hand and in extended r. hand unknown
object (another twig?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.7.4 (same die)
probably unpublished
very rare, about VF/F+, green brown patina
JochenJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2013) 8.17.08.03 (rev. only)1 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193 - 211
AE 17
obv. IOVLIA DOMNA CEBA (without break)
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and
holding in extended r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2837
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.17.8.3 (different die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.17.53.1 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green patina
JochenJul 20, 2014
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Klazomenai, Ionia10 views480-400 B.C.
Silver Diobol
1.02 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Forepart of winged boar right
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square with K in upper right quarter
Sear 3503; BMC 14;
SNG Kayhan 336; SNG Keckman 237–8 corr. (K not noted);
[SNG Copenhagen 10–1]

THE HUS KLAZOMENAIOS was a gigantic winged sow which terrorized the Greek town of Klazomenai in Ionia, Asia Minor
2 commentsJaimelaiJul 20, 2014
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Cilicia, Laertes. Trajan Æ21. Demeter seated5 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Demeter seated left, holding poppy and grain ears in right hand, scepter in left.
SNG France 589-90; SNG Levante 371.
1 commentsancientoneJul 20, 2014
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Ionia - Uncertain7 viewsElectrum 1/24th stater
625-600 BC
O - Raised swastika
R - Incuse square quadripartite
SNG Turkey I 702
mauseusJul 20, 2014
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792 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//CL
RIC 79
mauseusJul 19, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in consular robe holding eagle-tipped scepter in left
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Mint – Cyzicus (CM / XXI) Emission 3, Officina 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust Type H
maridvnvmJul 19, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 185 - Bust Type H4 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre
Minted in Rome (R Dotted Crescent B) Emission 4 Officina 2. A.D. 279
Reference:– RIC 185 Bust type H
maridvnvmJul 19, 2014
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TECTOSAGES (?) - Drachme du type "négroïde", -175/-1002 viewsDrachme, argent, 3,37 g, 15 mm.
Av./ Tête à droite
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un point et d'une lunule en 1, 2, et 4, et d'un anneau avec une lunule en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-248a ; Depeyrot, type 248 ; BnF 2975 ; Savès 361-362
GabalorJul 19, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -10/-1412 viewsDupondius, bronze, 12,54 g, 26 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F/ P-P, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffe de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste laure à droite .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile enchaîné à un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne ; sous le crocodile, deux palmettes .
Réfs : LT.2837 ; RIC.160 ; RPC.525
3 commentsGabalorJul 19, 2014
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FAUSTINA II9 viewsAR denarius. 161-175 AD. 3.60 gr. Draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Fecunditas standing front,head right,resting on sceptre and holding infant in left hand FECVNDITAS. RIC 677. Cohen 99. benitoJul 19, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Vishnu Dashavatara3 viewsThe Vishnu Dashavatara is the ten reincarnations of Vishnu. This particular leaf of a multi-leaf manuscript illustrates the forthcoming tenth reincarnation, Kalki. This will eventually lead to the end of the world. Hence, it is the Indian version of the Armageddon. Vishnu is depicted riding a white horse and holding a sword to vanquish evil in the world.

The manuscript is shaped in the form of a fish to point back to Vishnu's first reincarnation, Matsya who saved the world from the Great Deluge, the Indian version of Noah.
SpongeBobJul 19, 2014
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 677 (Marc.Aur), Rome, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #138 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 677 (Marc.Aur), Rome, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
Q-001
quadransJul 19, 2014
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #136 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, showing Strack's coiffure a, with band of pearls in hair.
revers: VE-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder, dolphin coiled around rudder.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 517c, (Marcus Aurelius), Strack 495. BMCRE 1067. Cohen 266.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 19, 2014
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Antioch ad Orontem 128 - 129 A.D.2 viewsCivic dichalkon, Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, Ae 15.6~15.9mm. 3.31g. Dated Year 177 Caesarean era. (AD 128-129). Obv: ANTIOXEWN MHTPOΠOΛE, laureate head of Apollo left. Rev: ETOYC ZOP A, six string lyre, star above. Butcher 274; McAlee 128 (a).ddwauJul 19, 2014
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21 Septimus Severus RIC 2219 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 208 AD. (3.17g, 19mm) Obv: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right. Rev: P M TR P XVI COS III P P, Salus seated left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar left.
RIC 221; RSC 517

Ex: V-coin Auction; Beast Coins
1 commentsPaddyJul 19, 2014
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Trajan RIC 041; Woytek 85a7 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 100 AD. (3.50g,19mm,6h) Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate head right. Rev: P M TR P COS III P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm.
Woytek 85a; RIC 41; RSC 223

Ex: Roma Numismatics

The average weight of the Trajan denarius was 3.41 grams, so pretty good weight of 3.5 grams.
1 commentsPaddyJul 19, 2014
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Bruttium, Terina AR Drachm3 views420-400 BC
Obv.: Head of nymph right, hair rolled around ampyx. TEPI behind.
Rev.: Nike seated left on wreathed cippus, holding wreath, bird resting on her hand.
Holloway-Jenkins Group F, 97; SNG ANS 858; HN Italy 2634.
MinosJul 19, 2014
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Nero Protocontorniate31 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Laureate head right

PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT SC
Temple of Janus with doors closed

Rome 65 AD

9.22g

SEAR 1974

Edges hammered in antiquity (1st-3rd century) to create a "proto-contorniate"

Better in Hand!


Ex-Tater's

From Numiswiki protocontorniate:

A protocontorniate is a normal, large-module bronze coin, typically a sestertius, which at some point was later altered by hammering the edges of the coin so that it could serve some other use. A common assumption is that protocontorniates functioned as game counters since the rim created through hammering could protect the designs. Andreas Alföldi believed protocontorniates to be forerunners of the contorniates of the fourth and fifth centuries. He argued that protocontorniates were New Year’s gifts and that the older coins were actually hammered in the fourth century before the contorniates proper came into being.
1 commentsJay GT4Jul 19, 2014
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Tabaristan3 viewsUmar, ca. AD 771-78

AR hemidrachm (2.04 gm)

Obv. - Crowned bust right

Rev. - Fire altar flanked by attendants.

Tabaristan also known as Tapuria was the name of the former historic region in the southern coasts of Caspian Sea roughly in the location of the northern and southern slopes of Elburz range in Iran. The region roughly corresponded to the modern Iranian provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan, northern Semnan, and a little part of Turkmenistan.

'Umar, also spelled Omar, (`Umar ibn Al-Khattab, Umar Son of Al-Khattab) was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs (guardians) in history. He was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was an expert Islamic jurist and is best known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the title Al-Faruq ("the one who distinguishes between right and wrong"). He is sometimes referred to as Umar I by historians of Islam, since a later Umayyad caliph, Umar II, also bore that name.

Under Umar, the Rashidun Caliphate expanded at an unprecedented rate, ruling the whole Sasanian Empire and more than two thirds of the Byzantine Empire. His attacks against the Sassanid Persian Empire resulted in the conquest of Persia in fewer than two years. It was Umar, according to Jewish tradition, who set aside the Christian ban on Jews and allowed them into Jerusalem and to worship.

Choice AU - Strike 5/5 – Surface 4/5

Purchased form Heritage Auctions

My cost $76 (bid $56 + buyer’s premium + S&H)
Richard M10Jul 18, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata11 viewsThe Mahabharat, Book 6: Bhishma Parva; Canto 120-122

This illustrates the death of Bhishma. He felled in battle by a reluctant, ashamed and tearful Arjuna pierced by innumerable arrows. As Bhishma fell, his whole body was held above the ground by the shafts of Arjuna's arrows which protruded from his back, and through his arms and legs. He asked Arjuna to give him a pillow fit for a warrior. Arjuna then removed three arrows from his quiver and placed them underneath Bhishma's head, pointed side upwards. To quench the war veteran's thirst, Arjuna shot an arrow into the earth, and a jet stream of water rose up and into Bhishma's mouth.
1 commentsSpongeBobJul 18, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No., MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩΝ, Snake climbing up, New type!39 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No., MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩΝ, Snake climbing up,
avers:- AYΛ-CEΠ-CEVHPO(C), Laureate, bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO-ΠOLIΤΩ, Snake climbing up a tripod altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. ,
Q-001
"Not in Hristova/Jekov (2014), not in Pfeiffer 2013. Seems to be a completely new type!" by Jochen Thank you Jochen.
quadransJul 18, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, Jurakova 219, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left,38 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, Jurakova 219, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left,
avers:- KA-CEΠ-CEVH(POC), Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, date: A.D., ref:Jurakova 219 ,
Q-001
quadransJul 18, 2014
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AE-18, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, 36 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AE-18, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right,
avers:- P-CEΠ-ΓETAC-K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, hound running at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 4,29g, axis: 7h,
mint: Augusta Traiana, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov (Engl)-1281, Moushmov-3085,
Q-001
quadransJul 18, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Magalas -100/-501 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,92 g, 14 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche, coiffure en blocs de traits.
Rv./ Croix cantonnée d'un S perlé en 1, d'une tête en 2, d'une hache en 3, et d'un "M" en 4.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-265 ; Lopez, L074 ; Depeyrot, type 265.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Goutrens au torque -100/-501 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,20 g, 14 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche, chevelure formée de S.
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un cercle perlé et pointé en 1 et 4, d'un torque perlé en 2 et d'une hache évidée en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-183 ; Lopez, L018 ; Depeyrot, type 183 ; BnF 3472-3516 ; LT 3467-3484 ; Savès 259-268.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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NITIOBROGES - Obole à la croix -120/-501 viewsObole, argent, 0,23 g, 6 mm
Av./ Tête à gauche de style "négroïde"
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un globule et lunule en 1, de points liés en 2, d'un S en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, OCR-250
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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VOLQUES ARECOMIQUES - Drachme du type "à la tête négroïde", -125/-502 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,61 g, 16 mm.
Av. : Tête à gauche, chevelure bordée de S en partie supérieure.
Rv. : Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée en 1, 2 et 4 d'un point et d'un croissant, et en 3 d'un anneau et d'un croissant.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-249c ; BnF, 2986-3004 ; Depeyrot, type 249 ; LT 2986 ; Savès 75.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrianus Denarius69 viewsObv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev. FELICITATI AVGVSTI, galley to left.
Mint: Rome, 134-138 A.D.

20mm 3.59g

RIC 240

5 commentskcJul 18, 2014
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Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, (165 - 80 B.C)18 viewsÆ 27
O: Male Head right.
R: Helmeted sphinx walking right, star before, KASTILO in Iberic script below exergual line.
Castulo mint
19.4g
27mm
Villaronga p. 335, 38; SNG BM Spain 1323 ff.; SNG Spain II 243 ff.; SNG Cop 205; Burgos 543


After a local princess named Himilce married Hannibal, Castulo allied with Carthage. In 213 B.C., Castulo was the site of Hasdrubal Barca's crushing victory over the Roman army with a force of roughly 40,000 Carthaginian troops plus local Iberian mercenaries. Soon after the Romans made a pact with the residents and the city became a foederati (ally) of Rome.
MatJul 18, 2014
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Leo I7 views1 commentsCyrille PJul 18, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata9 viewsIn this particular leaf of a multi-leaf manuscript, Krishna is addressing Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra War in the Mahābhārata. Hence, this is a scene from the Bhagavad Gita. It was inscribed using tools like the following:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-106934
SpongeBobJul 18, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.4.29 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 12.0g
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
rev. VPA OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC IC (from upper right)
Athena in long double chiton and helmeted, stg. l., holding in lowered l. hand
spear and shield set on ground and in extended r. hand patera over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.4.2 (R6)
scarce, about EF/VF, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenJul 17, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.13.-, unpublished?7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 22, 6.07g, 21.73mm, 210°
obv. AV K.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - WN PROC ICTR
Artemis in short hunting cloak and boots, advancing l., holding bow in lowered l. hand and
in extended r. hand unknown object; at her feet the hound leaping l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov 2498/9
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
obv. No. 8.14.35.6 (Nemesis, same die)
probably unpublished
very rare, F+, corroded

A type with Artemis advancing l. is not listed for the Severans at all; this type doesn't appear until
Elagabal HrHJ (2013) 8.26.1.6-7
JochenJul 17, 2014
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Elagabalus aka Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus aka Varius Avitus Bassianus56 viewsElagabalus denarius
O: Laureate bust of Elagabalus, draped, horn. "IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG"
R: Elagabalus standing left holding patera over altar. Club in left hand, star in right field."SACRED DEI SOLIS ELAGAB" - RSC 252

This is the rare, initial, SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGABAL type, with the emperor sacrificing left not right, and with the star erroneously behind him rather than before him. The star apparently stood for his sun god, to whom the emperor was depicted sacrificing, and therefore it should have been placed before him, above his patera and the altar.

We know that the star behind the emperor was wrong, because on quite a few dies of all four emperor-sacrificing types the star was eradicated from behind the emperor and re-engraved in front of him. Note that on the obverse Elagabalus is still unbearded, confirming the early date (c. summer 221).

The normal type, emperor sacrificing right, star before him, was represented by 181 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard, compared to 3 specimens for this early variety. (Thanks to CClay for these details.)

At the age of fourteen, Elagabalus became high priest of the sun-god Elagabalus at Emesa in Syria. The cult was represented by a sacred stone, and in AD 219 when he moved from Emesa to Rome, he took the stone, probably a meteorite, with him. During his reign, Elagabalus devoted his efforts to the promotion of his cult god, building a lavish temple to house the stone. The reverse type and legend promote his position as high priest of the sun-god Elagabalus.
4 commentsNemonaterJul 16, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Goutrens au torque -100/-504 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,24 g, 16 mm
Av : Tête à gauche avec double frappe.
Rv : Croix bouletée, cantonnée d'un cercle perlé et pointé en 1 et 4, d'un torque en 2 et d'une hache évidée en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-183
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NEDENES - Obole MA / bucrâne, -250/-1501 viewsObole, argent, 0,54 g, 10 mm
Av : Tête à droite
Rv : Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée des lettre M et A dans les cantons inférieurs et d'un bucrâne de face dans la partie supérieure.
Réfs : Dicomon, IBL-163c.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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SOTIATES - Drachme du type "dy Causé" -150/-751 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,72 g, 14 mm.
Av : Tête bouclée à gauche
Rv : Croix cantonnée d'un S en 1, d'un cercle en 2, d'un globule en 3, d'un cercle pointé avec excroissances bouletée en 4, avec une lunule pour tous.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-214 ; Depeyrot, type 214, BnF 3016-3020, Savès 239.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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CADURQUES - Drachme du type de "Cuzance" -75/-253 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,23 g, 15 mm
A/ : Fruste
R/ : Croix bouletée au centre cantonnée de rouelles et lunules pointées
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-120; Depeyrot, type 120
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Massalia, période préclassique, -440/-4101 viewsObole à la tête casquée
Argent, 0,70 g, 9,5 mm.
Av./ Tête casquée à droite, rouelle sur le casque à double bandeau.
Rv./ Roue à quatre rayons finissant en fourche à trois brins.
Réfs : OBM-2j ; Maurel 250-269
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Massalia ou gréco-Provençale, période archaïque, -500/-4600 viewsHémi-obole à la tête de bélier à gauche
Argent, 0,65 g, 10 mm
Av./ Tête de bélier à gauche
Rv./ Carré creux irrégulier
réfs : OBA-Qd ; Maurel 47/48/49/174 var.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121 - 96 B.C.1 viewsAntiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121 - 96 B.C. Ae 15.6~16.5mm. 3.15g. Obv: Bust of Artemis r. quiver behind shoulder, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙ-ΦΑΝΟΥ, to left and right, Apollo standing l. holding arrow and resting l. hand on bow. Houghton 328.ddwauJul 16, 2014
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Sear 12096 viewsConstantine IV Pogonatus (668 – 685 CE) Follis, weight 1.64g, diameter 23mm. Mint of Syracuse. Traces of at least two undertypes; very thin flan. Abu GalyonJul 16, 2014
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Pamphylia, Aspendos, wrestlers, slinger 7 viewsAspendos, Pamphylia
Stater, 420-370 BC
Obv.: Two wrestlers grappling, AK in-between
Rev.: EΣTFEΔIIYΣ, slinger in throwing stance right, in right field triskeles, all within square dotted border
Ag, 10.93g, 23mm
Ref.: SNG France 84, Aulock4561
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 292
shanxiJul 16, 2014
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Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios, rose, winged thunderbold1 viewsRhodes, 304-166 BC
Asia Minor, Caria
AR Drachm, magistrate Stasion
Obv.: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: ΣΤΑΣIΩΝ, P - O, Rose with bud right, winged thunderbolt in field left.
Ag, 2.75g, 14mm
Ref.: "Neue Beiträge zur antiken Münzkunde aus schweizerischen öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen", p. 63, no. 59, RSN 30 (1945) p. 1-103. (1 specimen cited).
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 269
shanxiJul 16, 2014
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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'.17 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm
early posthumous issue , 17.11 gr . Amphipolis mint. Struck under Polyperchon or Kassander (for Philip III), circa 318-317 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / BASI-LEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; branch in left field, P below throne. Price 124 . NGC AU.


Ex dabigkahuna ( Mr. Larry Rice )


From Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamJul 16, 2014
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Roman Empire, Constantius II AE2 Silvered Fel Temp Reparatio Scarce RIC VIII Thessalonica 12933 viewsConstantius II
As sole Augustus, 350 – 361 A.D.

Coin: AE Centenionalis, Silvered

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right. A behind bust.
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Legionary, spearing a fallen horseman, who sits upon the ground, arms raised up, is beardless and wears a Phrygian helmet. A in the left field.

Weight: 5.06 g
Diameter: 23 x 22.6 x 1.5 mm
Die axis: 190°
Mintmark: TSΔ (Thessalonica), struck in 350 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII Thessalonica 129
Rated Scarce
MasisJul 15, 2014
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Caracalla, Hierapolis, Cyrrhestica, Syria.6 viewsSYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Hierapolis. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ (26mm, 13.14 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Atargatis seated right holding poppy, lions flanking throne. Butcher 53. Fine, black patina, earthen deposits.

ex- CNG eAuction 330, Lot 174 60/100
ecoliJul 15, 2014
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Seleukeia ad Kalykadnon, Athena, Nike10 viewsSeleukeia ad Kalykadnon
Asia Minor, Cilicia
AE24, 150-50 BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, mongram behind
Rev: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ,
Nike advancing left, holding branch; AΘΗ over monogram to left.
AE, 8.32 g, 24mm
Ref.: SNG France 895; SNG Levante 680
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 309
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Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse3 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Hemidrachm, 460–440 BC
Obv.: Thessalos to right, naked but for chlamys and petasos flying behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping right that lifts him from the ground
Rev.: Bridled horse galloping left, its rein trailing below, Λ - ΑΡΙ in front and above, sandal of Jason below, all within incuse square.
Ag, 3.0g, 16-18mm
Ref.: Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa, AJN 20, 2008, 137 Nr. 18.
Ex collection of Dr. Robert Friedinger-Pranter
shanxiJul 15, 2014
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Archbishop of Canterbury, Aethelheard 3 viewsStruck c.793-805AD Kent, Canterbury mint. AR Penny 1.28g Aethelheard with Coenwulf as King, 'ep' type. Obv initial cross of 5 pellets 'AEDILHEARD AR' around, 'EP' inside inner beaded circle; Rev initial cross of 5 pellets 'COENVVLF REX' around, Mercian uncel 'M' inside inner beaded circle. S.886A, N.232, CSE.C22.1 cf m and n.

There are 45 recorded coins of Aethelheard at the SCBI/EMC, some with King Offa but the majority (with 23 coins of the 'EP' & tribach type) with Coenwulf as King. This example is not listed in Naismith's work but is confirmed as a coin sold by AH Baldwin & Sons in 1995 and again in 2013 (Winter List).

Æthelhard (also Ethelhard, Æthilheard, Aethelheard or Ethelheard; died 12 May 805) was a Bishop of Winchester then an Archbishop of Canterbury in medieval England. Appointed by King Offa of Mercia, Æthelhard had difficulties with both the Kentish monarchs and with a rival archiepiscopate in southern England, and was deposed around 796 by King Eadberht III Præn of Kent. By 803, Æthelhard, along with the Mercian King Coenwulf, had secured the demotion of the rival archbishopric, once more making Canterbury the only archbishopric south of the Humber in Britain. Æthelhard died in 805, and was considered a saint until his cult was suppressed after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Nothing is known of Æthelhard's family background or early life, however it is assumed that he was a native of Mercia. He first appears in the historical record as abbot of a monastery at Louth, Lincolnshire before being named to the diocese of Winchester. He was consecrated Bishop of Winchester sometime after 759 and before 778.

Æthelhard was translated from the see of Winchester to the see of Canterbury in 792 and was enthroned as archbishop on 21 July 793. Æthelhard owed his appointment to King Offa of Mercia, and the enthronement was presided over by the then-senior bishop of the land: Hygberht, the Archbishop of Lichfield. King Offa consulted Alcuin of York over proper procedure, as the archbishopric of Lichfield was a new creation.

Around 796, Æthelhard was deposed by King Eadberht III Præn of Kent because Æthelhard had been appointed by Offa. Offa had died in 796, and Eadberht seized control of Kent, forcing Æthelhard to flee to the court of Offa's son Ecgfrith of Mercia. Ecgfrith himself died before 796, and a distant relative Coenwulf took the throne. Alcuin encouraged Æthelhard to return to Canterbury, and suggested a compromise over the status of Lichfield, which had been established by Offa in rivalry to Canterbury. Alcuin's plan would have allowed Hygberht to retain archiepiscopal status during his lifetime, but it would be a purely ceremonial rank. In this proposal, Canterbury would regain its status as the only archbishopric south of the Humber and Æthelhard would return to Canterbury. However, Æthelhard was unable to do this while Eadberht was still in power. Alcuin had previously stated that Lichfield had been elevated because of a "lust for power", presumably by Offa, and not through any consideration of the merits of the plan.

Although Alcuin had scorn for Æthelhard for fleeing Canterbury, the papacy saw it differently. Pope Leo III praised Æthelhard for fleeing and refusing to submit to Eadberht, whom Leo compared to the later Roman emperor Julian the Apostate. There are indications, though, that the Kentish community considered electing another archbishop while Æthelhard was in exile.

Because Lichfield had been established by the papacy, any change in its status required papal assent. Coenwulf's first embassy to Leo III in 797 about demoting Lichfield did not succeed, mainly because Leo seems to have resented the implied criticism of his predecessor Hadrian I, who had approved the elevation of Lichfield. Coenwulf's embassy bore a letter to the pope that asked for papal advice on how to resolve the problems surrounding Lichfield and Canterbury. The letter reminded the papacy of Pope Gregory the Great's old scheme to have two metropolitans in Britain, one in the north and one in the south, with the southern one being based in London. The letter implied that Coenwulf was asking for Æthelhard's metropolitan see to be moved to London. The same embassy carried a letter from Æthelhard also, which has not survived. The pope, however, did not agree with the embassy. The papal reply to Coenwulf stated that the southern archbishopric must remain at Canterbury, as well as excommunicated Eadberht and authorised his expulsion from Kent if he persisted in keeping Æthelhard from Canterbury.

In 798 Coenwulf invaded Kent and captured Eadberht, whom he blinded and imprisoned. Æthelhard was restored to Canterbury, where he set about restoring the see's possessions. He also managed to secure professions of obedience from a number of southern bishops, including Eadwulf of Lindsey and Tidferth of Dummoc. But, Hygberht was still being called archbishop in 799. Because Pope Leo was involved in disputes in Rome during 799 and 800, and was unable to spare attention for English affairs, no papal decisions could be made on the dispute.

Æthelhard resolved to go to Rome and consult with the pope about the decline in power of the see of Canterbury. The archbishop went to Rome along with Bishop Cyneberht of Winchester, and carried two letters from Coenwulf to the pope. After some discussions, Leo sided with Canterbury and demoted Lichfield back down to a bishopric. Besides these papal actions, there are indications that the cathedral clergy of Canterbury never recognised the elevation of Lichfield. Æthelhard returned to England in 803, and convened the Council of Clovesho, which decreed that no archiepiscopal see besides Canterbury should ever been established in the southern part of Britain. Hygberht attended the council, but as an abbot, which makes it apparent that he had resigned his see before the council met. At that same council, Æthelhard also presented a papal decision that asserted the freedom of churches from secular authority. While at the council, Æthelhard once more proclaimed that the papacy had been deceived into elevating Lichfield, and that it was a "tyranical power" that had been behind the effort. Æthelhard presided over at least eleven synods, and possibly one more.

Æthelhard died on 12 May 805 and was buried in Canterbury. He was later revered as a saint, with a feast day of 12 May, but his cult was suppressed by Archbishop Lanfranc in the late 11th century and never was revived. Source Wikipedia, see for citations & references which are extensive.
AlexBJul 15, 2014
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Vespasian RIC 3599 viewsOBV: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII, laureate head right
REV: TRI - POT, Vesta seated left, simpulum in right hand
Size: 17mm, 3.26gm
Mint: Roam 72-73 AD
ID: RIC 359 (many thanks to David for the updated ID)
2 commentsicksterJul 15, 2014
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