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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 080/081, Titus, Nilus1 viewsTitus
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: AVTOK TITOV KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEBA, laureate head right
Rev.: [NIΛOΣ], bust of Nilus with lotus flower, LΓ=year 3 (80/81).
Billon, 13.36g, 21x23.7mm
Ref.: Geißen 324 var., Dattari 425
shanxiOct 21, 2014
Faustina_II_13.jpg
Faustina II, Denar, Spes 1 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 16.8mm
Ref.: RIC 497
shanxiOct 21, 2014
caracalla_trophy_.jpg
Caracalla RIC 63 Rome 0 views
AR 18, 3.1 grams
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate an draped bust right
REV:PART MAX PONT TRP V. 2 captives kneeling either side of trophy
EX: none
Minted ROME
REF: RIC 63; RSC 178
JohnnyOct 21, 2014
RPC1970d.jpg
RPC-1970-Vespasian9 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1970 (9 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPATΩP KAICAP CεBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
F

Vespasian was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria Egypt on 1 July 69 and the legions in Antioch followed suit a week or so later. "At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck" according to Tacitus in 'The Histories' - and here is one of those coins. Struck between mid July and 1 October of 69 this early tetradrachm was probably minted to help finance Vespasian's rise to the purple. These issues are found in hoards all over Judaea, indicating they were also used to pay the legions stationed there involved with crushing the ongoing Jewish revolt. This coin even now has some of the Judaean dirt still clinging to it.

Struck in good 'Antioch' style the coin is better in hand than my feeble attempt at photography would otherwise indicate.


2 commentsDavid AthertonOct 21, 2014
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Persian Empire, Artaxerxes I to Xerxes II 1/4 Siglos7 viewsPERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes I to Xerxes II (Circa 455-420 BC). 1/4 Siglos. 8mm 1.32g.

O: Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow.
R: Incuse punch.

Carradice Type IV.
NemonaterOct 21, 2014
KneelingKing.jpg
Persian Empire, Lydia, Darius I 1/6 Siglos8 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. AR Sixth Siglos (7mm, 0.84 g).

O: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow
R: Incuse punch.

Cf. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); BMC Arabia –; Klein 758; Winzer 1.8 (Darios I).
NemonaterOct 21, 2014
PersianKing.jpg
Yehud Persian King / Falcon7 viewsJUDAEA, Achaemenid Province, Yehud, Persian Period. Circa 375-332 BCE. AR Half Gerah or Hemiobol (7mm, 0.28 g)

O: Bearded Persian Great King, head right, wearing crown.
R: Falcon with wings spread and head right.
NemonaterOct 20, 2014
virtvs_postvmi_30_61g.JPG
VIRTVS POSTVMI - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
30,61g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS POSTVMI
SC
Bastien 22
Cohen 450
RIC 185
Elmer 206
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs_16_96g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
16.96g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
SC
Bastien 54
de Witte ...
Cohen 422
RIC 179
Elmer 273
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs_17_79g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
17.79g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
SC
Bastien 54
de Witte ...
Cohen 422
RIC 179
Elmer 273
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs_25_14g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
25.14g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
SC
Bastien 52
de Witte 353 avec points
Cohen 423
RIC 180
Elmer 267
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs__25_15g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
25.15g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
SC
Bastien 54
de Witte ...
Cohen 422
RIC 179
Elmer 273
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs_pius_13_34g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier irrégulier
13.34g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
non référencé dans le Bastien.
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_34_49g.JPG
VICTORIAE AVG - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier offciel
34.49g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIAE AVG
SC
Bastien 39
de Witte 324
Cohen 407
RIC 166
Elmer 263
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_avg_sc_12_02g.JPG
VICTORIAE AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
alier offciel
12.02g
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
VICTORIAE AVG
SC
Bastien 36
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer 258
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_pius_12_02g.JPG
VICTORIAE AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
12.02g
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
VICTORIAE AVG
SC
Bastien 36
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer 258
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtus_17_24g.JPG
VIRTVS AVG1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier II
17,24g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
Bastien 289
graveur 3A
de Witte 347
Cohen 415
RIC 237
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
virtvs_13_62g.jpg
VIRTVS AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier irrégulier
13.62g
monnaie coulée
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
SC
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_bis_17_71g.JPG
VICTORIA AVG1 viewsDoble sesterce
atelier officiel
17.71g
casqué et radié.
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 127
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer 255
PYLOct 20, 2014
AGRIPPA-1-ROMAN~0.jpg
Agrippa, RIC I-58 Rome2 viewsAE As
Rome mint, 37-41 A.D.
29mm, 10.50
RIC I-58, RCVv.1-1812

Obverse:
M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Head left, wearing rostral crown.

Reverse:
S-C
Neptune standing left, cloaked, right holding small dolphin, left vertical trident.
Will JOct 20, 2014
victoria_pius_18_14g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
18.14g
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
SC
Bastien 92
de Witte ...
Cohen 387 sans SC
RIC 172
Elmer 248
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_13_07g.jpg
VICTORIAE AVG - SC1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier II
13.07g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIAE AVG
SC
graveur 1
Bastien 152
de Witte 324
Cohen 407
RIC 166
Elmer 263
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_18_69g.JPG
VICTORIAE AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
18.69g
IMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
VICTORIAE AVG
SC
Bastien 37
de Witte 321 sans point
Cohen 409
RIC 167
Elmer 257
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoriae_20_81g.JPG
VICTORIAE AVG2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
20.81g
IMP C POSTVMVS.P.F.AVG
VICTORIAE
AVG
Bastien 45
de Witte 323 sans point
Cohen 410
RIC 167
Elmer 257 avec SC
PYLOct 20, 2014
Pb_Seal_Anonymous.jpg
Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (ca. 11-12th Century)2 viewsObv: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ with beard and nimbus cruciger, wearing pallium and colobium, raising hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels inside border
Rev: M-Q to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised inside border
SpongeBobOct 20, 2014
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1 viewsSpongeBobOct 20, 2014
victoria_15_65g.JPG
VICTORIA AVG2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
15,65g
IMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 99
de Witte ...
Cohen 383
RIC 170
Elmer 247
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_17_07g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
17,07g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 100
de Witte ...
Cohen 383
RIC 170
Elmer 247
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_17_71g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
17.71g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 102
de Witte 319
Cohen 379
RIC 169
Elmer 253
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_17_98g.JPG
VICTORIA AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
17.98g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
SC
Bastien 121
de Witte ...
Cohen 385
RIC 170
Elmer 252 sans SC
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_23_94g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
23.94g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 33
de Witte 320
Cohen 393
RIC 174
Elmer 198
PYLOct 20, 2014
Julia_Domna_-_Petra.jpg
Julia Domna - AE3 viewsPetra
193 - 217 AD
draped bust right
IOVΛIA_CEBACTA
Tyche of Petra, holding baetyl and trophy, seated left on rock outcropping within distyle temple; pellet in pediment.
AΔΡI_ΠETΡA_MHT
Spijkerman 38, Rosenberger 23, var. (legend: IOVΛIA_ΔOMNA CEB)
12,47g
ex Lucernae

probably unlisted with legend IOVΛIA_CEBACTA
Johny SYSELOct 20, 2014
Akragas~0.jpg
Akragas - AR didrachm1 views480 - 470 BC
sea eagle
AK / AЯ
crab
Jenkins, Gela, Group IV; SNG ANS 954-5.
ex Dr. Ernst von Ferrari-Kellerhof
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELOct 20, 2014
salus_21_47g.JPG
SALVS AVG1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier II
21.47g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
SALVS AVG
graveur 1
Bastien 149
de Witte 273
Cohen 340
RIC 161
Elmer 204
PYLOct 20, 2014
spes_pertuae.JPG
IPEI PERPETVAE1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier II
13.47g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
IPEI PERPETVAE
Bastien 285
de Witte 298
graveur 3
PYLOct 20, 2014
vcto_8_22g.jpg
VCTORI AVG1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier irrégulier
8,22g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVI
VCTO RIAVG
Bastien 379
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_10_68g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
10,68g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
SC
Bastien 121
de Witte ...
Cohen 385
RIC 170
Elmer 252 sans SC
PYLOct 20, 2014
victoria_14_25g.jpg
VICTORIA AVG1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
14,25g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 100
même coin d'avers que le Bastien 100q
de Witte ...
Cohen 383
RIC 170
Elmer 247
PYLOct 20, 2014
pmtrpcosiipp_19_38g.jpg
P M TR P COS II P P - SC1 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier officiel
19.38g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
P M TR P COS II P P
SC
Bastien 63
de Witte 205
Cohen 246
RIC 106
Elmer 213
PYLOct 20, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or fourré, 0,84 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite. Tranche de cou perlée. Devant deux croix avec un point entre les deux.
R/ GAVALETANO (V et A liés), calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé, dessous BAN.
Réfs : Prou n° 2102 ; D'Amécourt et De Moret, p. 117, pl. V, n° 19 ; Belfort n° 763 ; Mirmand 2006, n° 170.
GabalorOct 20, 2014
profectio_augusti_17_41g.JPG
PROFECTIO AVGVSTI - SC2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
17.41g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
PROFECTIO AVGVSTI
SC
Bastien 19
de Witte ...
Cohen 292
RIC 155 (corrigé)
Elmer196
PYLOct 20, 2014
restitutor_galliap_4_62g.JPG
RESTITVTOR GALLIAP1 viewsdouble-sesterce à la légende courte
atelier II
4.62g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
RESTITVTOR GALLIAP
Bastien 352
de Witte ...
Cohen 315
RIC 224
graveur 18
PYLOct 20, 2014
restitutor_galliar_22_44g.JPG
RESTITVTOR GALLIAR1 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
RESTITVTOR GALLIAR
Bastien 26
de Witte 260
Cohen 322
RIC 159
Elmer .
PYLOct 20, 2014
salu_militum_26_52g.jpg
SALV MILITVM - SC2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
26,52g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
SALV MILITVM
S C
monnaie présentant la particularité d'une surfrappe du revers (plutôt bien réussi).
un mixte entre SALVS AVGVSTI et FIDES MILITVM
on voit à droite le début de la légende SALV(sic) et le serpent sortant de son panier.
La surfrappe est assez raccord, le listel n'a pas l'aire d'être interrompu, le SC à l'exergue est bien positionné, les pieds de la Fidélité se trouvent au même niveau que le panier...
Monnaie très mystérieuse
PYLOct 20, 2014
moneta_7_45g.JPG
MONETA VG1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier II
7.45g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
MONETA VG
la monnaie est pliée
Bastien 305
graveur 10
de Witte ...
Cohen 202
RIC 212
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
pmtrpcisiipp_21_55g.jpg
P M TR P COS II P P1 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
21.55g
IMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
P M TR P COS II P P
Bastien 65
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC 107
Elmer 207 (avec SC)
rare avec une titulature ponctuée
PYLOct 20, 2014
pmtrpcosiipp_15_01g.JPG
P M TR P COS II P P - SC1 viewsdouble sesterce
la monnaie est coulée
15,01g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
P M TR P COS II P P
SC
Faux imitant un Bastien 63
Faux imitant un de Witte 202
Faux imitant un Cohen 246
Faux imitant un RIC 106
Faux imitant un Elmer 213
PYLOct 20, 2014
pmtrpcosiipp_16_14g.JPG
P M TR P COS II P P - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
VIRTVS POSTVMI AVG
P M TR P COS II P P
SC
16.14g
Bastien 108
de Witte 210
Cohen 257
RIC 108
Elmer 211
PYLOct 20, 2014
pmtrpcosiipp_16_90g.JPG
P M TR P COS II P P 1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
16,90g
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
P M TR P COS II P P
Bastien 117
Cohen 255
RIC 107
Elmer 212
PYLOct 20, 2014
laetitia_8_25g.JPG
LAETITIA1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier II ?
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
LAETITITA
8.25g
je ne sais pas s'il y a AVG en exergue
je n'ai pas de référence à donner pour celle-ci
à cause de l'enseigne (ou du mât) je n'ai rien trouvé dans ma doc
PYLOct 20, 2014
laetitia_9_50g.JPG
LAETITIA AVG1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
9.50g
VIRTVS POSTVMI AVG
LAETITIA
AVG
Bastien 114
de Witte ...
Cohen 182
RIC 145
Elmer 240
PYLOct 20, 2014
laetitia_19_53g.jpg
LAETITIA AVG1 viewsDouble Sesterce
atelier officiel
19.53g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
LAETITIA
AVG
Bastien 87
de Witte ...
Cohen 177
RIC 143
Elmer 243
PYLOct 20, 2014
laetitia_20_85g.jpg
LAETITIA AVG - SC2 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier officiel
20.85g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
LAETITIA AVG
SC
Bastien 81
de Witte 136a
Cohen 179
RIC 143
Elmer 243
PYLOct 20, 2014
laetitia_23_01g.jpg
LAETITIA AVG - SC2 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
23.01g
IMP C POSTVMVS.P.F.AVG
LAETITIA AVG
SC
inédit - pas référencé dans le Bastien
cet avers à la titulature pointés associé à ce revers avec SC en exergue n'a pas été relevé par Dr. P. Bastien
PYLOct 20, 2014
herc_deusoniensi_5_72g.JPG
HERC DEVSONIENSI1 viewsIMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
HERC DEVSIONENSI
bronze très réduit 5,72g
Le premier N de deusoniensi est rétrograde
Bastien. 231
graveur 10
de Witte 90
Cohen 99
RIC 134
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
herc_deusoniensi_8_15g.JPG
HERC DEVSONIENSI1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier II
8.15g
graveur 3
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
HERC DEVSONIENSI
Bastien 166
de Witte (80)
Cohen (94)
RIC (131)
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
herc_deusoniensi_10_31g.JPG
HERC DEVSONIENSI1 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
10.31g
VIRTVS POSTVMI AVG
HERC DEVSONIENSI
Bastien 113
de Witte 83
Cohen 97
RIC 133
Elmer 220
PYLOct 20, 2014
herc_pacifero_12_71g.JPG
HERC PACIFERO1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier II
12.71g
ASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG titulature incomplète
HERC PACIFERO
Bastien 294
de Witte 105
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
herculi_magusano_23_60g.JPG
HERCVLI MAGVSANO1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
HERCVLI MAGVSANO
23.60g
Bastien 105
de Witte 90
Cohen 130
RIC 139
Elmer 293
PYLOct 20, 2014
fides_militum_16_17g_2.jpg
FIDES MILITVM1 viewssesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
FIDES MILITVM
16,17g
Bastien 72
de Witte 58
Cohen 72
RIC 128
Elmer 228
PYLOct 20, 2014
fides_militum_12_37g.jpg
FIDES MILITVM2 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
12.37g
IMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
FIDES MILITVM
Bastien 73
de Witte ...
Cohen 69
RIC 124
Elmer 227
PYLOct 20, 2014
fides_militum_17_07g.JPG
FIDES MILITVM1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
FIDES MILITVM
17,07g
Bastien 74
de Witte ...
Cohen 69
RIC 124
Elmer 227
PYLOct 20, 2014
fides_militum_19_92g.JPG
FIDES MILITVM1 viewsDouble sesterce
atelier officiel
19.92g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
FIDES MILITVM
Bastien 77
de Witte 56
Cohen 74
RIC 123
Elmer 233
PYLOct 20, 2014
germanicus_max_v_9_82g.JPG
GERMANICVS MAX V1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier II
9.82g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
GERMANICVS MAX V
Bastien 302
de Witte 66
Cohen 86
RIC 198
Elmer ...
PYLOct 20, 2014
adventvs_8_27g.jpg
ADVENTVS AVG - SC1 viewsDouble Sesterce
Atelier II
8,27g
graveur 15B
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
ADVENTVS AVG
SC
Les S du revers sont rétrogrades.
Bastien 322
de Witte ...
Cohen 3
RIC 191
PYLOct 20, 2014
felicitas_17_75g.JPG
FELICITAS AVG0 viewsDouble Sesterce
atelier II
17.75g
graveur 3
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
FELICITAS
AVG
Bastien 165
de Witte 39
Cohen 47
RIC 118
Elmer 200
PYLOct 20, 2014
felicitas_18_03g.JPG
FELICITAS AVG1 viewsDouble Sesterce
atelier II
18.03g
graveur 3
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
FELICITAS
AVG
Bastien 165
de Witte 39
Cohen 47
RIC 118
Elmer 200
PYLOct 20, 2014
felicitas_25_04g.jpg
FELICITAS AVG - SC1 viewsSesterce
atelier officiel
25.04g
2e semestre 260
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
FELICITAS AVG
SC
Bastien 13
de Witte 42
Cohen 50
RIC 120
Elmer 194
PYLOct 20, 2014
felicitas_publicat_34_38g.JPG
FELICITAS PVBLICAT1 viewsdouble sesterce
atelier officiel
34.38g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
FELICITAS PVBLICAT (sic)
SC dans les champs
Bastien 23b
de Witte 44a
Cohen 53
RIC 122 sans SC
Elmer 201 sans SC
PYLOct 20, 2014
Vespasian_RIC_II_43.jpg
Vespasian RIC II 00432 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 71 A.D. July-Dec. (2.98g, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: AVGVR (above) TRI POT (below); Priestly implements. RIC II 43, BMC 50, RSC 43.

Despite the irregular flan shape, this is a well preserved specimen of Vespasian’s earlier coinage. At this point in his coinage, the portrait is unmistakably and consistently that of Vespasian as with this example.
Lucas HOct 20, 2014
Domitian_RIC_II_686.jpg
Domitian RIC II 06862 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint 89, 14 Sept.-31 Dec.. (3.31g,, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2). RIC II 686.

Another common Domitian in decent condition with full and legible legends. During this time, Domitian was rapidly accumulating Imperatorial titles indicating intense military activity. Domitian did not take the Consulship in 89 A.D., and with IMP XXI and TR P VIIII this issue came at the end of 89 A.D.

Lucas HOct 20, 2014
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Domitian RIC II 07321 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 91, 1 Jan.- 13 Sept. A.D. (4.45g, , 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XI, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva stg. l. with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3). RIC II 732.

Another common Domitian in decent condition with full and legible legends. This issue only has denarii with a single bust type and the four standard Minerva reverses reflecting some of the monotony of Domitian’s coinage.
Lucas HOct 20, 2014
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Great Mongols: Chingiz Khan (1206-1227) AE Jital, Ghazna (Album-1969)3 viewsObv: الاعظم خاقان العادل
Rev: الناصر لدين الله أمير المؤمنين‎
SpongeBobOct 20, 2014
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Galeria Valeria, daughter of Diocletian, wife of co-Emporer Galeria, Cyzicus mint, Turkey 308-309 AD2 viewsBust: Right facing, diademed, no crescent.
Obverse: GALVALERIAAVG
Reverse: VENERIVICTRICI
Type: Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.

Mint = MKV = Cyzicus. Turkey.

Mark = triangle
308 -309 AD. (according to Aorta)

She doesn't come across as a great beauty in other busts, but I think she's rather beautiful in this version. She has a sad expression in her eyes, as if she can see what's coming for her...
BanjaxedOct 20, 2014
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Herennia Etruscilla Sestertius0 viewsObverse bust: Herennia Etruscilla, Diademed and draped. Appears to be some ancient damage to rear of head, patina over this. Possibly by the mint for correction of weight?
Obverse legend HE[RETRV]SCILLAAVG
Reverse Type: Moesia centre, left facing, Bull to left, lion to right.
Reverse legend: PMS C-OLVIM
Exe: AN XII

250=251 AD
Likely to be: Pick ref 137
Tentative Attribution courtesy of Helvetica's magnificent Moesia spreadsheet.

BanjaxedOct 20, 2014
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Abbasid Governors, Transoxiana: Hamza (ca. 770s-790) Cast AE Fals, Kharashket (Nastich p. 48, fig. 45)1 viewsOne of 12 known specimens from a find reportedly centered on Kanka / Kharashket near Tashkent in modern Uzbekistan. All of them are were crudely cast and hence attribution is based on known information. The only publication that mentions these coins is Nastich.

Obv: In margin, لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول; within center circle, الله (There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah)
Rev: In margin, بسم الله كما أمر به معبد الا أمير; within central circle, حمزة (In the name of Allah from that ordered by the amir Hamza); outer circle.

The full name of Hamza is not known with certainty but Nastich believes the most likely candidate is Hamza b. 'Amr who is cited on a fals of Samarqand dated AH 153. A less likely possibility is Hamza b. Malik (fl. c. AH 176-177).
SpongeBobOct 20, 2014
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Vespasian - AE sestertius13 viewsRoma
71 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III
Roma standing left, holding spear and Victory
ROMA
S C
RIC II 190
27,35g
4 commentsJohny SYSELOct 19, 2014
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Segesta - AR didrachm2 views460-440 BC
Hound standing left
Head of the nymph Segesta right, swastika behind,
SNG ANS 621 (Without Swastika); McClean 2543 (Without Swastika)
ex Roma Numismatics
ex Savoca coins
Johny SYSELOct 19, 2014
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Kaunos - AR stater3 views450 - 430 BC
Iris? running left holding kerykeion and wreath
Baetyl, granulated patterns resembling birds on either side
Dewing 2359 (same dies); Konuk, "The Early Coinage of Kaunos" in Studies Price 94 (O36/R35); Troxell, "Winged Carians" in Essays Thompson p. 260, 26
ex CNG
ex Forum Ancient Coins
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 19, 2014
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Augustus - AE as5 viewsNemausus
10 BC - 10 AD
Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath
IMP / DIVI F
Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind
COL_NEM
RIC1 158; Walker & Higgs 2001 306; RPC1 524 (type)
ex Aurea numismatika
Johny SYSELOct 19, 2014
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Augustus - AE as6 viewsBilbilis
2 BC - 14 AD
L. Cor. Calidus and L. Semp. Rutilus, duoviri.
Laureate head right
AVGVSTVS· DIVI· F PATER· PATRIAE·
Name and titles of the duoviri around wreath.
(MVN)·(AV)GVSTA·BILBILIS / L·COR·C(AL)IDO·L·SEMP.R(VT)ILO
II·VIR
RPC I 129, 395; Alvarez Burgos 164, 1294; SNG München 22; SNG Copenhagen 617
ex ibercoins auction
ex Lucernae
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 19, 2014
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SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm. Circa 350-330/20 BC 1 views SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm.
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev. Dove flying right, uncertain monogram above tail feathers.
Lee SOct 19, 2014
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3 viewsLycian League; Tetrobol
paul1888Oct 19, 2014
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2e Emission - Trèves - (mi 269)1 viewsIMP C MARIVS P F AVG
CONCORD MILIT
PYLOct 19, 2014
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3e Emission - Cologne - (mi 269)1 viewsIMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG
VIRTVS AVG
PYLOct 19, 2014
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2e Emission - Trèves - (mi 269)1 viewsIMP C MARIVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
PYLOct 19, 2014
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Claudius, RIC I-084 Rome3 viewsAE Quadrans
Rome mint, 41 A.D.
15mm, 3.31g
RIC I-84, RCVv.1-1863

Obverse:
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG
Three legged modius

Reverse
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT
S-C
legend around S-C
Will JOct 19, 2014
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Galerius, Ticinum RIC VI-032b3 viewsAE Folles
Ticinum mint, 296-297 A.D.
29mm, 10.42g
RIC VI-32b, RCVv.414358

Obverse:
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
* in left field
P T in exergue
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera, left cornucopiae.
Will JOct 19, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2013) 8.25.20.03 #26 viewsDiadumenian,AD 217-218
AE 27, 10.91g, 26.65mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANOC
Bare head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKO - POLITWN PROC ICTRW
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in arm pit, l. hand at hip
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1805
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3670
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.25.20.3
about VF, dark green patina
3 commentsJochenOct 19, 2014
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Topalov 12 - Silver Drachm2 views540-535/525 B.C.
3.51 gm., 13.5 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika with arms bent left, dolphins with heads pointed outward in-between each arm
Topalov Apollonia p. 566, 12, p.250-3, 1-16
SNG Stancomb 30

Topalov Type 12: “Upright Anchor – Swastika: First Intermediate Issues” (540-535/525 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or view from above) right between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Schematic view of a swastika in sectors concave with arms bent to the left. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ heads point from the center of the swastika outwards.

JaimelaiOct 19, 2014
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Domitian RIC-73337 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 733 (C3), BMC 194, RSC 271
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
VF

Here is a very common denarius struck between 1 January - 13 September 92 at a time of extremely high mint activity. The issue is the largest of the reign according to hoard finds (See Carradice, Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian 1983). Domitian was campaigning against the Suebi and Sarmatians during 92, perhaps accounting for such an extraordinary output of coins.

The coin is in very fine style and struck on a tight flan. A most beautiful piece in hand.
3 commentsDavid AthertonOct 18, 2014
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Postumus - RIC 572 viewsRIC 57 Postumus AR Antoninianus.
Lyons mint, 262 AD.
C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Mars walking right with trophy & transverse spear.
RSC 273a; Sear5 10974.
xoklengOct 18, 2014
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Postumus - RIC 542 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus.
Lyons mint, 260 AD.
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
P M TR P COS II P P, Postumus standing left with globe and spear.
RIC 54, Cohen 243; Sear 10971.
xoklengOct 18, 2014
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Pontic Kingdom, Amisos4 viewsAE21, 6.95g, 12h; 85-65 BC.
Obv.: Aegis with gorgon head at center.
Rev.: Nike advancing right with palm branch; monograms in r. and l. field; AMI-ΣOY.
Reference: SNG Stancomb 688.
John AnthonyOct 18, 2014
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S.860 Eanred (Alfheard)2 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Alfheard
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: +EAHRED R
R: ALFHEARD

Alfheard is a possible moneyer for Eanred. It is not clear if Alfheard is a distinct moneyer or whether it is an aberrant spelling of Heardwulf (frequently written as 'HEARDVVLF' or 'HERRDVVLF'. It is also possible that the name is Wulfheard. There are coins that depict a reverse of '+ALFHEARD' which raises the suspicion that Alfheard is a distinct individual. However, the style of their dies are quite similar.

Regardless, 'Alfheard' coins are fairly rare

Ex- Halls Hammered Coins
NapOct 18, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2013) 8.25.36.19 #22 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 16, 2.94g, 16.06mm, 0°
obv. K M OPPEL - ANTWNINOC
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand
patera.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1878 (1 ex., Bukarest)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3603
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.25.36.19
F+, black green patina
JochenOct 18, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Monne)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Monne
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDILRED
R: +MONNE

Ex- OldCoinGallery
NapOct 18, 2014
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S.872 Osberht (Aethelhelm?)3 viewsIrregular styca of Osberht, king of Northumbria 849-867
Moneyer: Aethelhelm?
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
Pirie 2219
O: BOSBCRH (retrograde)
R: +EDVLHV (retrograde)

Nonsense reverse legend. Probably a blundered form of Aethelhelm. Same die as Pirie 2219, also shares obverse die with my coin of Osberht, with the moneyer Eardwulf

A die match can be found in Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
NapOct 18, 2014
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Abbasid Governors: Anonymous (753-754 AD) AE Fals, al-Basra (Album-303; Nützel-2069 )8 viewsObv: Within triple margin, annulets o ooo x3, la ilah illa / Allah wahdahu la / sherikh lahu ("There is no god but Allah alone. There are no others with Him")
Rev: Within circle, Muhammad / rassul / Allah ("Muhammad is the apostle of Allah"); in margin, bism Allah zarb haza al-fils bi'l-Basra sanat sitt wa thelatin wa mi'at ("In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Basra [in the] year six and thirty and [one] hundred"); double outer circle with annulets ooooo
SpongeBobOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - consécration de Victorin par Tetricus Ier - (fin 271)3 viewsHybride
DIVO VICTORINO PIO
SALVS AVG
1 commentsPYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 4e Emission - (fin 270 - début 271)2 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Victoire courante à gauche et tenant levé une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche
PYLOct 18, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Eanred)4 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Eanred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +AEILRED R
R: +EANRED
Motif: 4/6f
NapOct 18, 2014
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Barbaric imitation of Tetricus I / II . AE1mm.1 viewsObv. Radiate bust right. Blundered legend.
Rev. Figure standing. Blundered legend.

UK detector find.
Lee SOct 18, 2014
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Barbaric imitation of Tetricus I / II . AE11mm.1 viewsObv. Radiate bust right.
Rev. Figure standing, border of dots.

UK detector find.
Lee SOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 5e Emission - (début et fin 271)2 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
PROVIDENTIA AVG
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Barbaric imitation of Tetricus I "IMP TETRICVS P F AVG" , C.271-274. AE15mm1 viewsObv. Radiate bust right. Blundered legend.
Rev. Victory standing left holding wreath & palm. Blundered legend
Lee SOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 2e Emission - (fin 269 - mi 270)2 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
Tête radiée et buste cuirassé à gauche
SALVS AVG
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 2e Emission - (fin 269 - mi 270)2 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
SALVS AVG
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 1er Emission - (fin 269)2 viewsIMP C PI VICTORINVS AVG
SALVS AVG
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 2e Emission - (fin 269 - mi 270)2 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
Tête radiée et buste cuirassé à gauche
SALVS AVG
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - consécration de Victorin par Tetricus Ier - (fin 271)1 viewsDIVO VICTORINO PIO
tête radiée et buste cuirassé avec un pan du paludamentum sur l'épaule gauche
CONSACRATIO
Aigle debout sur un globe et tenant une couronne
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - consécration de Victorin par Tetricus Ier - (fin 271)0 viewsDIVO VICTORINO PIO
tête radiée et buste nu à droite
CONSACRATIO
Aigle debout sur un globe et tenant une couronne
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Trèves - 2e Emission - (fin 269)1 viewsIMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG
FIDES MILITVM
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Cologne - 4e Emission - (fin 270 - début 271)1 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
FORT REDVX
La Fortune assise à gauche, portant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche
PYLOct 18, 2014
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Trèves - 3e Emission - 1er Phase - (270)0 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
INVICTVS
une étoile à 8 branches dans le champ gauche
le manteau de Sol est représenté par deux traits
PYLOct 18, 2014
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S.872 Osberht (Eardwulf)4 viewsIrregular styca of Osberht, king of Northumbria 849-867
Moneyer: Eardwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
Pirie 2215
O: BOSBCRH (retrograde)
R: +EARDVVLF

Most likely an irregular coin circa 855, which depicts a blundered spelling of Osberht, along with the name of a prolific moneyer (Eardwulf) from the reign of Aethelred II. Die match to Pirie 2215. The obverse is also used to strike stycas in the name of Aethelhelm, Wulfred, and other nonsensical letter combinations.
NapOct 18, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2013) 8.36.46.12 (rev.only)2 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26,10.46g, 26.04mm, 15°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT.K.M.ANT - W.GORDIANOC.AVG (AVG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MO - DECTOV - NIKOP - OLEITWN P (WN ligate)
in ex. PROC ICTRON
Tetrastyle temple with crenulated columns, within statue of Tyche, wearing kalathos,
holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder; in pediment shield and
spear
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2092 (1 ex., München)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4250 (doesn't mention AMNG)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.36.46.12 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.36.35.2 (same die)
scarce, F+, some roughness

Note: The omega on obv. is written as W, the one on rev. as Ω!
JochenOct 18, 2014
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Antoninus Pius, Alexandria, Nike Inscribing Shield 142-143 AD2 viewsObv: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, Rev: Nike standing inscribing shield on short column. BMC 1069

Nike is missing her head, poor dear.
BanjaxedOct 18, 2014
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Koinion of Macedonia - Alexander and Bucephalus1 viewsSimilar to the example provided in a discussion on the portraiture of Alexander on coinage at:
http://rg.ancients.info/alexander/portrait.html
That is described as:
"Koinon of Macedonia bronze (AE-26) from Beroea, Macedonia, c. 222-235 AD, Sear Greek Imperial 4808v."
Although in this version, Alexander seems to be charging forward with a raised hand or sword. It is Koinion of Macedonia, it is Alexander and it is Bucephalus, but I don't know the precise mint nor year. Let's call it 3rd century.
BanjaxedOct 18, 2014
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Pontus, Gorgon and Nike AE201 viewsObverse; Gorgon's head in Ageis. Reverse; Nike advancing right, fern over left shoulder. 1st to 2nd century BC. Mithradaties VI, Kabiera mint.BanjaxedOct 18, 2014
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Thessalian League AE 1 viewsThessaly , AE bronze, 199-146 BC. Apollo right. Reverse Athena standing right , brandishing a spear and holding a shield. Attributed by Forvm member.BanjaxedOct 18, 2014
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Trebonianus Gallus Annona RIC 312 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, Antoninianus, Rome, 251 - 253 AD, RIC IVc page 162 31, Cohen 17
OBV: IMP CAES C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right,
REV: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing right, holding rudder upright
and corn ears, left foot on prow

Listed as RARE
RomanorvmOct 18, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2013) 8.17.01.06 corr.2 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-211
AE 17, 1.97g, 16.75mm, 180°
obv. IO DM - CEBACT
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NIKOPO.PROC ICT
Eagle with half open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1481 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.17.1.6 corr.:
Writes IO DOM, but depicted coins are very worn
coll. Hoeft

The legend IO DM is very unusual but clearly readable.
JochenOct 17, 2014
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IONIA, KOLOPHON AR Hemiobol 4 viewsCirca 450-410 BC. (0,30 g. - 5-7 mm)
Vs: Head Apollo right.
Rs: Quadripartite incuse square.
Antonivs ProttiOct 17, 2014
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MACEDONIA, TRAGILOS4 viewsCirca 450-400 BC. Ae ( 0,70 g. - 9 mm)
Vs: Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos.
Rs: TPAI, Legend in corners of four-part incuse square.
SNG ANS 904. _2201
Antonivs ProttiOct 17, 2014
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CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS bronze Obol5 viewsCirca 275-250 BC. (6,20 g. - 19 mm)
Vs: ΝΕΑΠΟΛΙΩΝ, Laureate head of Apollo left.
Rs: Man-headed bull standing right; above, Nike flying right. _2273
Antonivs ProttiOct 17, 2014
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AINOS, THRACE AR Diobol 4 viewsCirca 427-424 BC. (1,16 g. - 11 mm)
Vs: Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos.
Rs: Goat standing right, ivy leaf to right. _8637
Antonivs ProttiOct 17, 2014
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CORINTHIA, CORINTH AR Drachm 4 viewsCirca 350-300 BC. (2,50 g. - 14-15 mm)
Vs: Pegasos flying left.
Rs: Head of Aphrodite. _6743
Antonivs ProttiOct 17, 2014
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Sicily, Syracuse , Agathocles, 317 - 289 B.C.15 viewsBronze litra, Calciati II p. 277, 142; SNG ANS 708 ff.; SNG Cop 779; SGCV I 1200, VF, rough areas, encrustation, Syracuse mint, weight 9.243g, maximum diameter 21.2mm, die axis 30o, 304 - 289 B.C.; obverse ΣΩTEIPA, draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ, winged thunderbolt;
Ex FORVM 2010; Ex FORVM 2014.

With an army of mercenaries, through deceit, and after banishing or murdering some 10,000 citizens, Agathocles made himself master of Syracuse and later most of Sicily. Machiavelli wrote of him, "It cannot be called prowess to kill fellow-citizens, to betray friends, to be treacherous, pitiless, and irreligious" and cited him as an example of "those who by their crimes come to be princes." According to the historian Justin, very early in life Agathocles parlayed his remarkable beauty into a career as a prostitute, first for men, and later, after puberty, for women, and then made a living by robbery before becoming a soldier and marrying a rich widow.

1 commentsSamOct 17, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.35.02 corr. #2 (plate coin)4 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16, 3.09g, 15.82mm, 180°
obv. AV - T KAI M AV - RH KOMODO[C]
Bust, bearded, laureate, r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LEI PROC ICT (beginning upper r.)
Female figure in long clothes and mantle, veiled(?), stg. frontal, looking r., r. hand in puff of
her garment, in her l. hand the bridle.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1246 (1 ex. in Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2518 (1 ex.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.35.2 corr. (plate coin)
writes AVT M AV - RH
rare, about VF/good F, black-green patina

Pick: The figure is of very bad work, referring to the lettering from the same die-cutter as the big bronze coins. Wether the bridle-like item is hold by her l. hand or stands free beside her is unclear; but it seems to be meant Nemesis.
JochenOct 17, 2014
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Caliphate of Mu’awiya7 viewsMu’awiya (660 – 680 CE). Bilingual series, mint of Damascus. Fals, weight 5.31g, diameter 19mm.

Obverse: Emperor standing, crowned, holding long cross and globus cruciger; to left stylised bird (falcon?) on T-shaped perch; to right downwards ΔΑΜΑCKΟC

Reverse: Large M with rho-cross above; below ∩ over line; to right downwards ḍarb; in exergue dimashq; to left downwards jā’iz (“legal issue of Damascus”)

References: Foss p.46 (type C) and Goodwin [2005], p.37 (number 22).
Abu GalyonOct 17, 2014
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Lucius Verus, Fortuna 5 viewsLucius Verus
AR Denar, Rome Mint
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, Laureate head right.
Rev: FORT RED TR P VIII IMP V / COS III, Fortuna seated left with rudder and cornucopia.
Ag, 2.96g, 16.7x17.6mm
Ref.: RIC III 586, RSC 111
shanxiOct 17, 2014
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Septimius Severus RIC 2286 viewsDenarius (18mm-3.2g)
obv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG
laureate head right
rev. PM TRP XVII COS III PP
Neptune standing left, foot on rock,holding trident
RIC 228
minted in Rom 209 AD
1 commentsHGOct 17, 2014
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Septimius Severus Pontos, Sebastopolis-Herakleopolis4 viewsAE 28 (11,3g)
obv. AV KAI L CEPTI - CEOVHROC - AVG
draped, cuirassed, laureate bust right
rev. CEBAC - TO - HR - AKLEO / ET HC
tetrastyle temple with two-stage base and triagonal pediment decorated with wreath with ribbons
HGOct 17, 2014
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Magnentius Trier4 viewsAE (22mm-4.5g)
obv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
Chi-Rho, flanked by A-W
probably minted in Trier
HGOct 17, 2014
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Nero Poppaea Alexandria9 viewsBillon Tetradrachm (23mm-13.4g)
obv. NEΡΩ KΛAΥ KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEΡ AΥ
radiate head right
rev. ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH
draped bust of Poppaea right, date L IA right (year 11)
Milne 216
2 commentsHGOct 17, 2014
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Rome, Colosseum, Flavian Amphitheatre11 viewsHere's yet another pic of the famous Roman landmark, only this time, I used the "Pano" feature on my iPhone, allowing the entire northern half to be viewed. Mark ZOct 16, 2014
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S.870 Wigmund (Aethelhelm)5 viewsStyca of Wigmund, archbishop of York 837-854
Moneyer: Aethelhelm
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 870
O: +VIGMVND
R: +EDELHELM
Motif: 1/1
NapOct 16, 2014
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S.870 Wigmund (Aethelhelm)5 viewsStyca of Wigmund, archbishop of York 837-854
Moneyer: Aethelhelm
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 870
O: +VIGMVND
R: +EDELHELM
NapOct 16, 2014
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S.862 Eanred (Brother)3 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Brother
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 862
O: +EANRED REX
R: +BRODER

Brother is one of the most prolific of moneyers. He coined for Eanred, Aethelred II, and Redwulf
NapOct 16, 2014
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus7 viewsM. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 B.C. AR denarius (18.8 mm, 3.75 g, 3 h). Rome mint. M SCAVRV above, AED CVR in exergue, EX - SC on either side, REX ARETAS in exergue, King Aretas kneeling beside camel right, offering olive branch / P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR above, C·HVPSAE COS/PREIVER in exergue, CAPTV on right, Jupiter driving quadriga left. Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; RSC Aemilia 8. Fine. ecoliOct 16, 2014
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Faustina II. 6 viewsFaustina II. Augusta, A.D. 147-175. AR denarius (17.8 mm, 3.25 g, 6 h). Rome mint, A.D. 154-157. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right, wearing stephane / SAECVLI FELICIT, two children (Commodus and Annius Verus) on draped throne. RIC 710; RSC 190. VF. fecoliOct 16, 2014
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4 viewsSpongeBobOct 16, 2014
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Diocletianus3 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rv: Sol advancing l., Holding Whip and raising Hand.
Leg: CONSERVAT AVG
Ex: TXXIT
Ticinum
RIC 206
Julianus of PannoniaOct 16, 2014
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Diocletianus5 viewsAntoninianus
OV: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P AVG
RV: Jupiter advancing right, hurling thunderbolt and holding sceptre.
Leg IOVI VICTORI
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC B. (1ex.)
Julianus of PannoniaOct 16, 2014
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Trajanus Decius, Genius5 viewsTrajanus Decius
Sestertius, 249-251
Obv.: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI / S - C. Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; standard behind.
AE, 14.69g, 30.5mm
Ref.: RIC 117a, Cohen 53, Kankelfitz 17
shanxiOct 16, 2014
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Johannes, RIC X, 19162 viewsJohannes, AD 423-425, usurper
AE 4, 11mm
Rome, 2nd officina, 423-425
obv. [DN JOHANN - ES PF AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. [SALVS REI - PVBLICE]
Victory advancing l., holding trophy over r. shoulder and dragging captive
in l. field Chi-Rho and S
ref. RIC X, 1916; LRBC 833
scarce, F+, dark green patina
JochenOct 16, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.38.022 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 24, 5.9g
obv. [A]VT KAI M AVR - H KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. [N]EIKOPOLITWN - PROC IC[TRON]
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended
r. hand the rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1239 var. (different legends)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf.#2179 (for the type only)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.38.2
scarce, S+, dark green patina

Note: Unusual Omega on rev.
JochenOct 16, 2014
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Constantius Chlorus5 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to r.
Leg: CONSTANTIVS NOB C
RV: Securitas stg. left, leaning on column.
Leg: SECVRIT AVGG
Ex: A
Lugdunum
B.649 pl. XLVI (16 ex.) RIC.-
Julianus of PannoniaOct 16, 2014
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S.847B Eadberht4 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847B
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Die match to Beowulf 105 (not the same coin)
NapOct 16, 2014
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S.871 Wulfhere (Wulfred)4 viewsStyca of Wulfhere, archbishop of York 854-900
Moneyer: Wulfred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 871
O: +VLFHERE ABED
R: +VVLFRED (retrograde)
NapOct 16, 2014
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S.865 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)4 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDELRED REX
R: +LEOFDEJN
NapOct 16, 2014
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S.852 Eadberht with Archbishop Ecgberht2 viewsSceat of Ecgberht, archbishop of York with Eadberht, king of Northumbria, 737-758
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 852
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: ECGBERhT AR
Motif: 1/standing figure
NapOct 16, 2014
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Bruttium, Kaulonia AR 1/3 Nomos3 viewsObv: Apollo, naked, advancing right, holding a branch in uplifted right hand; stag on tablet in right field, looking backwards.
Rev: Stag standing right.
Circa 450-445 BC.
2.4g., 13mm.
ancientoneOct 16, 2014
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Justin II & Sophia (565 - 578 A.D.)13 viewsÆ Follis
O: D N VSTI NVS P P AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively.
R: Large M; A/N/N/O to left, Chi-Rho above, (date) to right; B//CON
Constantinople Mint, Year 10
29mm
14g
DOC I 38; SB 360
1 commentsMatOct 15, 2014
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Tiberius II Constantine, (578 - 582 A.D.)13 viewsÆ Half Follis
O: Nimbate figures of Tiberius II, holding globus cruciger, and Anastasia, holding scepter, seated facing on double throne.
Large K; cross above, date across field; TES. DOC 25 var. (form of date)
Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 7 (AD 580/1).
19mm
5.82g
MIBE 65; SB 439
1 commentsMatOct 15, 2014
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Syracuse, Reign of Agathokles25 views317-289 BC
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.14g)
O: Wreathed head of Kore (Persephone) right, wearing pendant earring and necklace; KOPAΣ behind.
R: Nike standing right, inscribing trophy; triskeles to lower left, [ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΟΣ] behind, all within dotted border.
Struck between 313–295 BC.
SNG ANS 670-76; SNG Cop 766ff; Sear 972v
ex Museum Surplus

“Kore, the Girl, is so intimately associated with her mother Demeter that they are often referred to simply as the Two Goddesses or even as Demeteres. Kore’s own enigmatic name is Persephone, or Phersephone, and in Attic Pherrephatta. In Homer she is mentioned alone and also in conjunction with her husband, Hades-Aidoneus, the personification of the underworld; her Homeric epithets are venerable, agaue, and awesome, epaine. Her two aspects, girl-like daughter of the Corn Goddess and Mistress of the Dead, are linked in the myth which, though ignored in heroic epic, is responsible almost exclusively for defining the picture of Demeter. The earliest extended version is the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, but Hesiod already alludes to it in the Theogony as an ancient and well known story, and aspects of the later tradition seem to preserve very ancient material.”
~ Walter Burkert (Greek Religion, 1985)

Persephone
I saw a tender maiden plucking flowers
Once, long ago, in the bright morning hours;
And then from heaven I saw a sudden cloud
Fall swift and dark, and heard her cry aloud.
Again I looked, but from my open door
My anxious eyes espied the maid no more;
The cloud had vanished, bearing her away
To underlands beyond the smiling day.
(From a fragment by Sappho)
1 commentsEnodiaOct 15, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.04.02 var. (rev. only)3 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16(?), 2.24g
obv. AV KAI - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC ICTR
Athena in long double chiton, stg. frontal, head r., holding in lowered l. hand shield set on
ground and resting with raised r. hand on inverted spear which is entwined by a snake
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.10.4.2 var. (different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.47.5 (same die)
very rare, about VF, dark-green patina
JochenOct 15, 2014
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Campgate: Crispus, zecca di Tessalonica III officina5 viewsCrispus (326- 328 AD), campgate, Thessalonica mint, III officina
AE, 18mm 3.2gm, BB
D/ IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust.
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, camp gate or city gate. in ex. SMTSΓ
RIC VII Thessalonica 155
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma Italia, dal 15/10/2014, numero catalogo XXX), ex Victor Clark collection (Nashville TN Usa, fino al 2014)
paoloOct 15, 2014
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1294-1320) AE Assarion (Sear-2436)5 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate. Legend inside two borders;
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divistion, and loros; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
SpongeBobOct 15, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, THEODOSIUS I. AE3 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.379 - 383. 0 viewsObverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, her left leg bare and her head turned left. She is holding a globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 27d
SCARCE
*AlexOct 15, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALENTINIAN II AE2 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.378 - 383.0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Valentinian II standing facing left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with right; in exergue, ✱BSISC.
RIC IX : 26b.
*AlexOct 15, 2014
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Claudius II Gothicus13 viewsAntoninianus
OV: radiate anc cuirassed bust l. Holding spear over right shoulder.
Leg: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG
RV: Pax stg. l., holding olive branch and long transverse sceptre.
Leg: PAX EXERC
Ex: T
Milan
RIC 159 var. / RIC temp #18
Julianus of PannoniaOct 15, 2014
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1/3 denar3 views7mm by 6mm by 3mm
three pellets one side
single pellet surrounded by Islamic Script
1.44g (1/3 dinar)
wileycOct 15, 2014
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AE half follis Justin I, SB691 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large K long cross to r., star above and below, Officina letter "delta" to r.
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 69, DO 15
Date: 518-527 AD
24mm 8.27gm
wileycOct 15, 2014
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Phrygia, Laodicia ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous AE17. Zeus Aesis/goat2 views
Obv: ZEYC ACEIC, draped bust of Zeus right, wearing taenia.
Rev: LAODIKEWN, goat standing right.
2.41g, 17mm.
ancientoneOct 15, 2014
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Troas, Ilium(Troy). Augustus Æ16. Athena Ilias 2 viewsObv: Head of Augustus l., bare.
Rev: ILI Head of Athena Ilias l., helmeted, beneath DHMHT.

Ilium was founded on the site of Troy by Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople and declined gradually during the Byzantine era.
ancientoneOct 15, 2014
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Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id (1870-1888) AE Pysa (KM#1)9 viewsObv: Scales with date in between; ١٢٩٩ (1299 AH)
Rev: Arabic Legend in 5 lines; اللة سلطان سعيد بن برغش بن سلطان حڢظی (Sultan Sa'id ibn Barghash ibn Sultan, May Allah save him)
SpongeBobOct 14, 2014
RIC_597_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0597 Domitianus41 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head left
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Herald advancing left, with wand and shield
AR/Denarius (19.26 mm 3.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 597 (R2), BMCRE, RSC, BNF unlisted
ex Rauch Auction 95 lot 597
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusOct 14, 2014
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Chutus of Banavasi: Mulananda (ca. 78-175 CE) Pb Unit (MCSI-34)5 viewsObv: Eight-arched hill, river below. Brahmi legend around: Rajno Mulanamdasa
Rev: Railed tree within 12-compartment railing, nandipada symbol at right
SpongeBobOct 14, 2014
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Abbasid Governors, Transoxiana: Ma'bad b. Khalil & al-Mahdi Muhammad (765 AD) AE Fals, Bukhara (Album-320; Nastich p. 20, fig. 16)9 viewsObv: Within a beaded circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); below ✶; in margin, separated by three annulets at intervals, ◉ بسم الله ضرب ◉ ببخارا فی سنة ◉ ثمان و اربعين و مئة (In the name of Allah, [this coin] was struck of Bukhara in the year eight and forty and [one] hundred)
Rev: Within beaded circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah), below Bukhara tamgha; in margin, أمر به معبد في ولية ألمهدى ولي عهد المسلمين محمد بن أمير ألمؤمنين (Ordered by the amir Ma’bad in the service of al-Mahdi, crown prince of the Muslims, Muhammad son of the commander of the faithful)
SpongeBobOct 14, 2014
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Commodus - Gadara 179-180 A.D.7 viewsSyria; Arabia, Gadara (Decapolis)
Obv: AYT KΛ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟΝ Laureate head of Commodus (lightly bearded), r.
Rev: ΓΑΔΑΡ ΓΜC Turreted Tyche standing with foot on prow, r., holding long sceptre and cornucopia, r.; to r., Nike standing on column, l., crowning Tyche
References: RPC 6688, 10 (this coin); SNG ANS 1319-20; Spijkerman 65v
Æ 24mm (7.76g), 12h
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/6688/
John N2Oct 14, 2014
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Kolchis, Black Sea3 views430 -300 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm
2.23 gm, 11.9 mm
Obv.: Archaic style female head (Artemis Dali) right
Rev.: Head of bull right within linear circle
SNG BM 1013-18;
BMC 13, p.4, 1-5;
Sear 3628;
[SNG Copenhagen 98]
JaimelaiOct 14, 2014
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TR-No.B-TGVA/ƎPA12 (IX)3 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre 2nd Century B.C - 1st Century A.D. (Barbaric)

AE 14.67mm (Thickness 2.21mm), weight 2.26g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Turreted & veiled head of Tyche right.

Reverse: Galley left with prow terminating in volute and aphlaston at stern, date & ƎPA above.
AradosOct 13, 2014
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AS-No.TSSG 176/ϛOP12-C (IW)6 viewsJudaea, Ascalon 72-73 A.D (Southern Koile Syria)

AE 16.01mm (Thickness 2.93mm), weight 3.91g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Veiled and Turreted head of Tyche, countermark X (The Tenth Legion).

Reverse: War galley right with oars, cruciform standard at stern, AΣ above deck, date ϛOP (176) in top field with line above.
AradosOct 13, 2014
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Maximin Daia1 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C
GENIO POP ROM
S A
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule3 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG
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C Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule2 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POP ROM
S A
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule2 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P FEL AVG
M SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
BTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsIMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POP ROM
S A
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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MONETA SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
ATR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsIMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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H
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C Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN
S F
IITR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère2 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL CAES
MONETA SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
ATR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
Galere_16_bis.JPG
Galère3 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
MONETA . S . AVGG ET CAESS NN
S F
ITR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
M SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
ATR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
C Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B *
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
Galere_13.jpg
Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
Galere_1.jpg
Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A *
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
Galere_2.jpg
Galère1 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
IITR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère2 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
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PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsMAXIMIANVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Galère1 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMIANVS N C
MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
BTR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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Dioclétien2 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
PYLOct 13, 2014
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FORTVNAE REDVCI CAESS NN
A *
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B *
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
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B *
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN
S F
ITR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
FORTVNAE REDVCI CAESS NN
*
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Dioclétien1 viewsD N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
S F
PTR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS PAVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
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Dioclétien2 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
M SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
ATR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B *
TR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
ITR
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Dioclétien1 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
S A
PTR
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Constantin Ier2 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
S A
PTR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTINVS N C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
S A
PTR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
GENIO POP ROM
S A
PTR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
S A
PTR
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Constantin Ier1 viewsCONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI CONSERVATORI
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RIC 1329 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP V P P COS II DESIG III, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter
AE/As (27.33 mm 9.03 g 6h) Struck in Tarraco (Spain) (?) 70 A.D. Group 2b
RIC 1329 (R2)
ex CGB
FlaviusDomitianusOct 13, 2014
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS N C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
FORTVNAE REDVCI AVGG NN
*
BTR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
FORTVNAE REDVCI CAESS NN
B *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS N C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
MONETA SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
ATR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Constance Ier Chlore3 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Constance Ier Chlore3 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS N C
MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN
*
BTR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
B Γ
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsIMP CONSTANTIVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsFL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore4 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A *
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
IITR
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Constance Ier Chlore2 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOBIL C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
IITR
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Constance Ier Chlore1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB C
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
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Constance Ier Chlore6 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
C Γ
TR
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O - La série des follis au H - O2 viewsCette émission de follis ayant un H sous le buste a été frappé à Trèves au temps de la première Tétrarchie (de 293 à 305 apJC).
Dioclétien et Maximien Hercule sont les Augustes, Constance Ier Chlore et Galère sont les Césars.
Dioclétien a la préséance sur Maximien Hercule. Il se mettra sous la protection de Jupiter et Maximien se mettra sous la tutelle de Hercule.
L'Empire est divisé en deux, Dioclétien prendra l'Orient avec Galère, ce seront les empereurs joviens.
Maximien Hercule et Constance Chlore prendront l'Occident, ce seront les empereurs herculéens.
Chacun aura un territoire réservé.

Cette phase particulière prend place durant la 3e émission de l'atelier de Trèves après sa réouverture par Dioclétien en 294.
Carl-Friedrich Zschucke situe cette 3e émission entre les années 295 et 297.
Tandis que pour le Roman Imperial Coins (RIC), elle se situerait entre 296 et 297.
Cette 3e émission se caractérise, par la lettre Gamma dans le champ droit au revers, qui dans le système de numération grecque vaut 3.

Durant cette 3e émission, trois officines frappèrent monnaies.
Il semble que la seconde officine soit la plus prolifique, les follis à la marque B sont les plus fréquents.
vient ensuite la première officine (A), alors que les monnaies de la troisième officine (C) semble beaucoup plus rares, on peut en déduire que cette officine a fermé durant la 3e émission, car aucune monnaie par la suite ne portera cette marque.

Le revers représente le Génie du Peuple Romain (GENIO POPVLI ROMANI)
Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche nu, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule, tenant de la main gauche une corne d'abondance et de la main droite une patère .
Dans le champ gauche une lettre (A ou B ou C) pour l'officine.
Dans le champ droit la lettre grecque Gamma pour l'émission.
A l'exergue les lettres TR pour l'atelier de Trèves.

L'avers représente le buste nu et la tête laurée à droite de l'empereur ou du césar, avec la lettre H en exergue.

à noter la petite variante pour le buste de Constance pour la première officine, les deux pans du ruban qui tient la couronne pendent vers le bas, alors que sur les autres bustes, un pan pointe vers le bas et l'autre pointe vers le haut.

Signification de la lettre H :

Vincent Drost - Trésors Monétaires 23. a écrit:
Les bustes nus présentant la lettre H sous le buste sont l’apanage de cette seule émission et ne concernent à Larré que Maximien et Constance. Il s’agit là d’une référence explicite à la lignée herculéenne à laquelle se rattachent ces deux tétrarques. Dans quelques cas, la lettre H se retrouve toutefois sous les bustes de Dioclétien et de Galère. Ceci doit être interprété,comme dans le cas des exemples « d’échanges » de types de revers représentant Jupiter et Hercule entre Joviens et Herculéens abondamment illustrés dans le monnayage d’or de Trèves, comme un symbole fort de la parfaite union tétrarchique. Rappelons en outre qu’à Lyon, des monnaies divisionnaires associent, peu de temps avant la mise en œuvre de la réforme de 294, les bustes de Dioclétien et de Constance ou ceux de Maximien et de Galère
. De même, une autre monnaie divisionnaire lyonnaise au nom de Galère, un Jovien pourtant, présente un revers montrant Hercule enfant étranglant les serpents, accompagné de la légende PRIMV(M) AVSP(ICIVM)

Références :
RIC 171a - IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG - officine A,B,C
RIC 171b - IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG - officine A,B,C
RIC 214a - CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES - officine A,B,C
RIC 214b - MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES - officine A,B
ZSCHUCKE 29a - IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
ZSCHUCKE 29b - IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
ZSCHUCKE 29c - CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
ZSCHUCKE 29d - MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES

PYLOct 13, 2014
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As for Vespasian from (probably) Tarraco48 viewsAs for Vespasian. Probably Tarraco mint. 70 AD.
14.7 grs.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P. Laureate head right.
Reverse : IMP V P P COS II DESIG III. Aequitas standing left, holding scales & scepter.
RIC 1329.
Rarity : R2
Fairly unusual portrait of Vespasian with quite curly hair.
3 commentslabienusOct 13, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.38.04 #2 (plate coin)2 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 5.53g, 22.79mm, 210°
obv. AVT KAI M AVR - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NE - IKOPOLE -ITWN PROC ICTR
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended
r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1239 (3 ex., Berlin, Paris, Sofia)
This ex. like #2 from Paris
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2179 var. (different depiction)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.38.4 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
JochenOct 13, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.54.12 corr.1 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.45g, 25.72mm, 0°
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. NI / KOPOL / ITWN PR / C ICTR / ON (O of PROC missed)
Legend in 5 lines in Laurel wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2014 (2 ex., St.Petersburg, Sofia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3848 (cites AMNG 2015 in error)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.54.12 corr. (writes AVRH)
F+, brown patina

Legend error!
JochenOct 13, 2014
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Mule (Lucilla obverse, Faustina Jr. reverse) - As - not in RIC1 viewsObv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust r.
Rev: LAETITIA S C, Laetitia standing r., holding scepter and wreath.
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 10,01 g
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC: -, Cohen: -, possible mule sources: obverse e.g. RIC 1770 (Marcus Aurelius - Lucilla), reverse: RIC 1657 (Marcus Aurelius - Faustina Jr.)
Provenance: Roma Numismatics sale, Sep, 2010
Windwinds reference (this coin): http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/lucilla/RIC_1770cf.txt

Wildwinds citation (from the text accompanying Roma numismatics sale):
"Lucilla, AE As. 9.97g; 26mm. 164-166 AD. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right. Rev: unclear legend, Venus standing right, holding apple and sceptre, S-C across fields. cf. RIC 1770; Cohen 80. This is the only Lucilla coin in RIC which has a deity standing right holding a sceptre (there is a Diana holding a torch with both hands). The legend seems to contain ..IT or AT.. and ends in A, but there are no coins in RIC which have such a legend. This coin is almost identical to one sold by Noble Coins Australia with the same description, though that one was a dupondius)"

Note by Johny SYSEL: "It could be mule combining Lucilla obverse with Faustna II reverse. But definitely there is Laetitia on reverse not Venus."

Note by Curtis Clay: "I think Johny S is right: a mule with a LAETITIA reverse die meant for Faustina II. Rome mint mules are rare. This one might help to establish the chronology of Lucilla's and Faustina's respective coinages."
vs1969Oct 13, 2014
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Mule (Lucilla obverse, Faustina Jr. reverse) - As - not in RIC7 viewsObv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust r.
Rev: LAETITIA S C, Laetitia standing r., holding scepter and wreath.
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 10,01 g
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC: -, Cohen: -, possible mule sources: obverse e.g. RIC 1770 (Marcus Aurelius - Lucilla), reverse: RIC 1657 (Marcus Aurelius - Faustina Jr.)
Provenance: Roma Numismatics, Sep. 2010
Wildwinds reference (this coin): http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/lucilla/RIC_1770cf.txt

Wildwinds citation (from the text accompanying Roma numismatics sale):
"Lucilla, AE As. 9.97g; 26mm. 164-166 AD. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right. Rev: unclear legend, Venus standing right, holding apple and sceptre, S-C across fields. cf. RIC 1770; Cohen 80. This is the only Lucilla coin in RIC which has a deity standing right holding a sceptre (there is a Diana holding a torch with both hands). The legend seems to contain ..IT or AT.. and ends in A, but there are no coins in RIC which have such a legend. This coin is almost identical to one sold by Noble Coins Australia with the same description, though that one was a dupondius)"

Note by Johny SYSEL: "It could be mule combining Lucilla obverse with Faustna II reverse. But definitely there is Laetitia on reverse not Venus."

Note by Curtis Clay: "I think Johny S is right: a mule with a LAETITIA reverse die meant for Faustina II. Rome mint mules are rare. This one might help to establish the chronology of Lucilla's and Faustina's respective coinages."
vs1969Oct 12, 2014
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Constantinus I- RIC VII, 881 viewsConstantine I
Tessalonica
CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate bust right
DN CONSTANTINI AVG around VOT XX (no wreath),
TSGVI in ex.
Sear 16201.
xoklengOct 12, 2014
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Tiberius, Nero and Drusus RPC 1812 viewsTiberius, Nero and Drusus,
Carthago Nova, Spain,
TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS P M, bare head of Tiberius left
NE[RO ET DRVSVS C]AESARES QVINQ C V I N C,
confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Nero and Drusus.
RPC 179; Burgos 460.
xoklengOct 12, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 129 var - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (B in exe)4 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– TEMPOR FELICIT, Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (B in exe) Emission 9, Officina 1. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 727. Bastien 439. RIC 129 var. Bust type F

This is the ONLY coin from emission 9 to have the Officina mark in exe rather than in the left or right fields.

Updated image.
maridvnvmOct 12, 2014
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Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.1 viewsConstantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
Bronze AE 3 , 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 1.364g , 18.6mm
Obverse : CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right .
Reverse : GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing facing, flanking a standard in center, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, ASIS in exergue .
RIC VII Siscia 252, LRBC 754
From the Butte College Foundation, Ex Lindgren , Ex FORUM .
Vladislav DOct 12, 2014
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Coiner's Reverse Dies48 viewsRev. VICTORIA AVG, Victoria advancing right, Holding wreath and palm branch.
Mint: Rome?, 235-244 AD.

43mm x 25mm 181.3g
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Rev. PAX AVGVSTI, Pax Standing left, holding branch and transverse scepter.
Mint: Rome?, 235-244 AD.

44mm x 21.5mm 144.03g


The finder stated that he found both coiner's dies together. These dies are for antoninianii
because of their Diameters and probably they were produced under Maximinus Thrax or
Gordianus Pius since both types appear in that time.
It would be interesting to know why the dies got lost. Maybe during the fight with an enemy?
In any way it is very exciting.
kcOct 12, 2014
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Sear 08604 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 10.01g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Alexandria. Coins from the Alexandria mint are usually struck on thick flans, but at 5mm depth this example is at the extreme. Abu GalyonOct 12, 2014
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Arados -- 328-323 BC4 views16.03 g, 26 mm, 90°
Arados Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 3325

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΣAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC1 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΣAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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L Marcius Philippus Denarius -- 56 BC8 views2 commentsHydroOct 12, 2014
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Philip I Antoninianus1 viewsHydroOct 12, 2014
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Trajan Decius Antoninianus0 viewsHydroOct 12, 2014
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Kalatis Hemidrachm in the Style of Alexander III -- Early 3rd-Late 2nd Century BC1 views2.74 g, 14 mm, 90°
Minted in Kallistis
Silver Hemidrachm; Black Deposits
In the Style of Alexander the Great
AMNG I 202; SNG BM Black Sea 203-204

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: KAΛΛA (KALLA), Grain Ear, Club, and Bow in Bowcase. Σ to Right.

The fortress-city of Kallatis was founded in Thrace at the end of the 6th Century BC by colonists from Heraclea Pontica. Kallatis began minting silver coinage circa 350 BC. In the year 28 BC, Kallatis was conquered by Licinius Crassus of Rome and made a part of the province of Moesia. The style on both the obverse and reverse are common of Alexander the Great's fractional drachm, bearing Herakles and his weapons. Kallatis claimed descent from Herakles through their mother city, Heraclea Pontica, which was founded by Megara, who claim Herakles as their founder.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC2 views16.95 g, 30 mm, 100°
Phocis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 834; Muller 750

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΣAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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A nice coin, but a past owner was way too harsh in chemically cleaning this. On the obverse, the lower jaw of the lion and Herakle's cheek contains a thin line of what I believe to be black chemical burn.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Amyntas III Diobol -- 393-369 BC0 views1.161 g, 10.5 mm, 0°
Pella Mint
Silver Diobol; Grainy, Edge Chips
Minted During the Reign of Amyntas III
SNG ANS 94; SNG Alpha Bank 200; AMNG III 3

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AMYNTA, Within Linear Square, Eagle Stands Left, Head Looking Back Right

Amyntas III, son of Arrhidaeus and father of Philip II, was king of Macedon in 393 BC, and again from 392 to 370 BC. In 393, he was driven out by the Illyrians, but in the following year, with the aid of the Thessalians, he recovered his kingdom. He is historically considered the founder of the unified Macedonian state. Through his youngest son, Philip II, he was paternal grandfather to Alexander the Great.
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FORVM purchase; how could I resist a nice coin of Alexander the Great's grandfather?
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Philip III/Alexander IV Drachm -- 323-317 BC0 views3.955 g, 15.4 mm, 0°
Sardes Mint
Silver Drachm
Minted During the Reign of Philip III or Alexander IV; In the Style of Alexander III
Price P103 (Philip) or 2626 (Alexander)

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Legend Off Flan. Bee Head Over TI in Left Field.

Philip III Arrhidaeus was the mentally deficient, bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, and therefore the half-brother of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson through Alexander III and Princess Roxanna of Bactria. Alexander IV was poisoned by the regent of Macedonia, Cassander, in 311 BC at age 12 when defenders of the Argead Dynasty began to declare that a regent was no longer needed and Alexander should be placed on the throne.
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Another great FORVM purchase of mine.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Philip III 1/5 Tetradrachm in Style of Philip II -- 323-326 BC1 views2.46 g, 14 mm, 150°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver 1/5 Tetradrachm; Toned, Scratches on Reverse
Minted During the Reign of Philip III; In the Style of Philip II
Le Rider (Plate 44, 4); SNG ANS 575

Obverse: Head of Apollo Right, Wearing Taenia.
Reverse: FILIPPOU (Fillipou),Youth on Horseback Right, Monogram Below.

Philip II (382–336 BC) became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born. Philip III Arrhidaeus was the half-brother of Alexander the Great and the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Seleukos I Nikator as Satrap for Philip III Tetradrachm -- 320-315 BC7 views16.94 g, 27 mm, 300°
2nd Babylonian Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Philip III; Under Seleukos
Price 140

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: βΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ FILIPPOU (Of King Philip), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Philip III Arrhidaeus was the mentally deficient, bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, and therefore the half-brother of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson. Seleukos served under Alexander III as an infantry general. Following, Alexander's death, he served as Commander of the Companions in Babylon under Perdiccas and Satrap of of Babylon under Antipater. During the renewed Wars of the Diadochi, Seleukos founded the Seleucid Empire in 312 BC.
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Either my #1 or #2 favorite coin. Slight evidence of it having been cleaned a bit harshly by a past owner, but I still love how it ended up. Slightly impaired surface, but an amazing strike.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Dikaia, Thrace Drachm -- 492-475 BC3 views3.17 g, 15.80 mm, 180°
Minted in Dikaia, Thrace
Silver Drachm
Schönert-Geiss Bisanthe 28 (V1/R1), SNG Cop 552 (Same Dies), Traité II 1795 (Different Dies, Selymbria)

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: Shallow Incuse Square Containing Rooster Standing Right Within Dotted, Square Border

Dikaia was located in Thrace, in the region between the river Nestos and the river Hebros. It was founded by settlers from Eretria. Dikaia has also been known as “Dikaia Beside Abdera” to differentiate it from Dikaia in Macedonia. Eponymous mythical founder was Dikaios, son of Poseidon. Coins from Dikaia circulated as far as Egypt in ancient times, a testament to its large commercial activities. Another testimony to this is the large sums it paid in taxes to Athens in the 5th century BC; combined with Abdera, this amount reached 75 talents each year. Mentions of the city in the works of Strabo, Skylac, and Pliny indicate that it survived until Roman times. Dikaia has now been identified as the small archaeological site of Katsamakia.
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A FORVM purchase of mine. Purchased primarily for the archaic style Head of Herakles on the obverse, I've come to love this coin among my favorites.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Kabyle Thrace Tetradrachm -- 230-218 BC2 views16.62 g, 29 mm, 30°
Minted in Kabyle
Silver Tetradrachm; Lightly Toned, Struck from Worn Dies, Minor Porosity
In the Name and Style of Alexander the Great; Celtic Design
Price 882; Draganov 874-875 (Variation); Peykov F2010

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: βΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ AΛEΣAN∆POY (Of King Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Artemis Phosphoros (Lightbringer) Standing Left, Holding Torches.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. Kabyle was an ancient Thracian city in modern South Eastern Bulgaria which was conquered by Philip II in 341 BC. Following the Celtic Invasion of Thrace, the royal Odrysian power was replaced by city rule. Kavaros was a Gallic King of Thrace, the only of them to strike coins.
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My #1 or #2 favorite. I love the look that results from the worn dies often used on this style and the addition of Artemis. The flan has a slight bend that's apparent on the left side of the reverse, but I think it gives the coin more character rather than taking away from anything. The reverse also has a slight toning that I've heard referred to as "classic coin cabinet toning" or "gunmetal toning" that makes it look great. In hand, the overall presentation of this coin is just amazing in my opinion.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm -- Magnesia -- 297-282 BC1 views16.34 g, 30.29 mm, 0°
Minted in Magnesia
Silver Tetradrachm; Rough
Price 6813-6816; Thompson 116

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: βΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her.

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm - Rare LAX Monogram -- 297-240 BC1 views15.98 g, 29.30 mm, 0°
Uncertain Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough,
Müller Lysimachus 559; Otherwise Unpublished; Very Rare

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: βΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her. LAX monogram

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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A great win from one of FORVM's eBay auctions.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Athenian Classical Tetradrachm -- 454-404 BC0 views16.99 g, 22 mm, 270°
Athens Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Near VF, toned, test cut on reverse, minor deposits and light scratches.
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Obverse: Classical Bust of Athena.
Reverse: AOE; Owl, Crescent, and Olive Sprig Within Incuse Square.

Owls were the first widely used international coin. They popularized the practice of putting a head on the obverse of a coin and an animal on the reverse. Athena was goddess of both wisdom and warfare and was the patron goddess of Athens. The owl is Athena's attribute or mascot. According to mythology, Athena at times took the very form of her owl. The owl species depicted on Athenian Owls is the Athena Noctua, also called the Little Owl or Minerva Owl.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Corinthian Stater -- 375-300 BC1 views8.44 g, 21 mm, 180°
Silver Stater; Toned, Rough Surfaces
Pegasi I 400; BCD Corinth –

Obverse: Pegasos Flying Left.
Reverse: Head of Athena in Corinthian Helmet Left; A Before, Astralogos Behind.

One of the richest and greatest of the Ancient Greek Poleis, Corinthia gained its wealth from the control of the Isthmus connecting Peloponnese and Central Greece. It was the mother city many important colonies, including Syracuse, Corcyra, and Leukos, which led to them minting similar coinage. Pegasos, the mythical flying horse captured by Bellerophon, the founder of Corinth, adorns the obverse while Athena in the distinct Corinthian style helmet adorns the reverse. In Corinth's origin myth, Athena provided Bellerophon with the bridle to capture Pegasos.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Darius I-Xerxes II Siglos --485-420 BC0 views5.54 g, 14 mm
Silver Siglos; Bright Surfaces
Minted sometime between reigns of Darius I and Xerxes II
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (plate XII 16-26); BMC Arabia plate XXV, 17

Obverse: Persian King or Hero in Kneeling-Running Stance Right, Holding Spear and Bow.
Reverse: Rectangular Incuse Punch.

Cyrus the Great conquered the Lydian kingdom of Kroisos in 546 BC. The Persian Empire first struck coins with Lydian types until 510, when the Daric and Siglos were introduced, each bearing the same obverse design that earned the coinage its nickname, “Archers”. The gold Daric (8.3 g) and the silver Siglos (5.3 g) continued the Lydian weight standard, circulating mostly in Asia Minor. Over nearly two centuries their archaic types hardly changed; as they bear no legends, attribution by reign can be difficult. After Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire in 330 BC, Persians used Greek coins - first Alexander's imperial coinage, and then the royal Seleukid coinage that succeeded it.
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Not exactly a Greek coin, but the Persian Wars are incredibly significant in Greek history and inspired me to add this Siglos to my collection.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Ptolemy I Soter as Satrap Tetradrachm -- 311-305 BC1 views13.92 g, 28 mm, 0°
Alexandria Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough, Edge Chip, Scratches
Minted during reign of Ptolemy I as Satrap
Svoronos 146; SNG Copenhagen 18

Obverse: Head of Alexander III Right with Horn of Ammon, Clad in Elephant's Skin and Aegis.
Reverse: AΛEΣAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Athena Alkidemos (Defender of the People) Advancing Right, Brandishing Spear and Shield; Eagle on Thunderbolt.

Ptolemy I Soter (Savior) (c. 367-283 BC) was a close boyhood friend and later trusted bodyguard and general of Alexander the Great. On Alexander's death, Ptolemy received Egypt as his inheritance. He ruled for 18 years as 'Satrap' of Egypt, but in 305 BC took the title of Pharaoh. He ruled for a further 20 years before dying peacefully in bed, the only of the Diadochi to do so (305-283 BC). He succeeded in creating a stable and prosperous kingdom which his dynasty ruled for 293 years. Most knowledge of Alexander the Great comes from works based on his lost account.
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The design of these tetradrachms are quite possibly my favorite, but based on their common price I despaired over my chances of ever owning one. Luckily, I was able to find one in rough, but still beautiful, condition for much less than the common price tag.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm -- 305-285 BC0 views13.70 g, 26 mm, 180°
Alexandria Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Edge Chip
Minted during reign of Ptolemy I as Pharaoh
SNG Copenhagen 49

Obverse: Diademed Head of Ptolemy I Soter Right, Wearing Aegis.
Reverse: ΠTOλEMAlOY (Of Ptolemy), Eagle Standing on Thunderbolt, Facing Left.

Ptolemy I Soter (Savior) (c. 367-283 BC) was a close boyhood friend and later trusted bodyguard and general of Alexander the Great. On Alexander's death, Ptolemy received Egypt as his inheritance. He ruled for 18 years as 'Satrap' of Egypt, but in 305 BC took the title of Pharaoh. He ruled for a further 20 years before dying peacefully in bed, the only of the Diadochi to do so (305-283 BC). He succeeded in creating a stable and prosperous kingdom which his dynasty ruled for 293 years. Most knowledge of Alexander the Great comes from works based on his lost account.
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Purchased from FORVM member, Kallisto. Thank you very much, love the coin.
HydroOct 12, 2014
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Caracalla, Aiolis, Kyme, AE3710 views37 mm, 21.93 g
obv: AY K M AVR ANTΩNEINOC; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: EΠI CTPA ΦΛA ΠAVCEPΩTOC KVMAIΩN; Hygieia on the left, facing Asklepios on the right
(SNG AUL 1652(1) / KRAFT SYSTEM S111,9AB(1); SLG MC CLEAN 7927(2) / SLG RHOUSOPOULOS 3547(2))
ex Divus Numismatik
1 commentsareichOct 11, 2014
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PHILIP II, Pentassarion, Moushmov 858, Aesklepios2 viewsOBVERSE: M IOVLIOC FILIPPOC, KAICAP below, confronted draped busts of Philip II & Serapis
REVERSE: MARKIANOPOLEITWN, Aesklepios standing right, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; E in right field
9.8g, 27mm

Struck at Markianopolis, 247-249 AD
LegatusOct 11, 2014
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Faustina II AE26, Moushmov 2789, Demeter 5 viewsOBVERSE: FAVCTEINA NEA CEBACTH, draped bust right
REVERSE: AGCILAEWN, Demeter seated left holding corn ears & long torch
9.6g, 26mm

Struck at Anchialus, Thrace, 147-175 AD
LegatusOct 11, 2014
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius54 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948
9 commentskcOct 11, 2014
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)22 viewsAugusta Traiana, Thrace
Æ18
O: AV KAI M AVPH ANTONEINO, Cuirassed bust right.
R: AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, River-god reclining left, resting on inverted vase from which water flows.
18mm
4g
RPC 10330
1 commentsMatOct 11, 2014
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Philippus_I_Antoninian_SPES_FELICITATIS_ORBIS1 viewsAntiochia
RIC 73 (r!)
Numis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Valerianus_I_Antoninian_CONCORDIAE_EXERCITI1 viewsGöbl 802d (R, only 2 coins known)Numis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Constans_Follis_VICTORIAE_DD_AVGG_Q_NN1 viewsRom, 347 n. Chr.
RIC 73 (r!)
Numis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Constantius_I_Follis_GENIO_POPVLI_ROMANI4 viewsAntiochia, 300/301 n. Chr.
RIC 55a (c2)
1 commentsNumis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Constantius_I_Follis_GENIO_POPVLI_ROMANI2 viewsSiscia, 300 n. Chr. RIC 121 (R!)Numis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Domitian_Denar_IMP_XXII_COS_XVI_CENS_P_P_P5 views1 commentsNumis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Hadrian_Denar_COS_III5 viewsNumis-StudentOct 10, 2014
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Maximinus Thrax Sestertius31 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. FIDES MILITVM S C, Fides standing left, standard in each hand.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

31mm 20.29g

RIC 78
1 commentskcOct 10, 2014
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Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes, Artemis1 viewsOrodes I ?
Kingdom of Elymais
Æ Drachm, AD 100-150
Obv.: Cuirassed bust of Orodes with long beard left , wearing tiara ornamented with pellet and crescent. Anchor behind bust.
Rev.: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis left
AE, 3.02g, 13.1x14.7mm
Ref.: Sear 5893
shanxiOct 10, 2014
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Bronze/Iron age oil lamp0 views6cm/7cm lip
5.5cm tall
75.5g
wileycOct 10, 2014
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Bronze/Iron age oil lamp1 views9.5cm/6.3cm
wileycOct 10, 2014
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Bronze coin weight ?0 views7mm/7mm/4mm
indented
scattered pellets no pattern
1.82 g
1/3 Tremissis
wileycOct 10, 2014
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Coin weight? 3 views11mm/9mm/1mm
scattered pattern lines
1.22g
1/3 tremissis
wileycOct 10, 2014
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Licinius I6 viewsAE Follis, 21mm, 3.18g Siscia mint: 315-316.
Obv.:IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG; Laureate head right.
Reverse.: IOVI CON-SERVATORI; Jupiter standing facing, head left, nude but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left; Γ in right field; • SIS • in exergue
Reference: RIC VII, 17.
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2013.
1 commentsJohn AnthonyOct 10, 2014
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Domitian RIC II 076110 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint 93, 14 Sept.-94, 13 Sept. (3.40g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield (M1). RIC II 761, BMC 214, RSC 283b.

This is a common denarius of Domitian’s reign in acceptable condition with complete legends if a bit worn. The lettering behind Domitian’s head is remarkably sharp and was probably saved from some wear by the head itself.
1 commentsLucas HOct 09, 2014
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Ticinum 0876 viewsObv:- IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG, Laureate helmeted cuirassed bust right
Rev:- VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT PR over Altar. Star on Altar
Minted in Ticinum, (//ST). A.D. 319
Reference:- RIC VII Ticinum 87 (Rated R4)
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 09, 2014
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Julia Domna, Augusta 196 - 211 A.D. AR denarius. 17-19mm.1 viewsObv. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev. Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, right hand on breast, left arm resting on chair.
Ref. RIC IV 576, RSC III 168, BMCRE V 72 note.
Lee SOct 09, 2014
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Faustina II, Denar, CONSECRATIO, peacock5 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing right, tail and wings closed
Ag, 3.25g, 16.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 744, RSC II 71, BMCRE 714
Ex FORVM
shanxiOct 09, 2014
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Vespasian, Vesta8 viewsVespasian
AR-Denar, Rome AD 72/73
Obv.: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head of Vespasian to right
Rev.: VES-TA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and scepter
Ag, 2.99g, 16.1x18mm
Ref.: RIC 50
Ex Dionysos Numismatik
2 commentsshanxiOct 09, 2014
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Greek - Kassander Bronze AE 1819 viewsGreek Bronze AE 18, Pella or Amphipolis mint, 305 - 297 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse "BASILEWS KASSANDROU", horseman riding right, right arm raised, diagonal thunderbolt below horse, "L" right3 commentsNeal AOct 09, 2014
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Domitian RIC 9848 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 82 AD
RIC 98 (C), BMC 24, RSC 592
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
aVF

This denarius was struck in the early 82, prior to Domitian's overhaul of the mint later that same year when the fineness of the denarius was increased and the reverse types changed over to new designs. The type of Minverva advancing right was issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus and continued to be struck for him as Augustus. This reverse design survived the mint reorganisation and became one of the four standard Minerva types used on his denarii from 83 until the end of the reign.

Struck on a tight flan in good early style.

3 commentsDavid AthertonOct 09, 2014
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Euboia, Chalkis, Nymph, Eagle7 viewsEuboia, Chalkis
AR Drachm, circa 338-308 BC
Obv.: Head of the nymph Chalkis right
Rev.: Eagle flying, carrying serpent; ΛA and trident right, X above
Ag, 3.53g, 15.4x16.4mm
Ref.: Picard, Chalcis, Emission 10
Ex BCD Collection
Ex William P. Wallace Collection
shanxiOct 08, 2014
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 154/155, Faustina II, Nilus4 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.. Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges a Genius; crocodile below
L IH= year 18 of Antoninus Pius (154/155).
Billon, 13.54g, 23x24mm
Ref.: Dattari 3258, Milne -, Curtis -, BMC -
ex John Aiello Collection
shanxiOct 08, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.01.162 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.14g, 16.61mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LITWN
Zeus, in himation, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1347 var. (different legend break on rev.)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.1.16 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina, slightly double struck on obv.
JochenOct 08, 2014
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Galeria Valeria, Venus5 viewsGaleria Valeria
Æ Follis, Heraclea, circa AD 308-310
Obv.: GAL VALERIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev.: VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, holding apple and raising drapery over shoulder; in ex HTB.
Æ, 5.88g, 25.9 mm
Ref.: RIC 43
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxiOct 08, 2014
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Sear 00195 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 16.62g, diameter 35mm. Mint of Constantinople, second officina. Sometimes (quite visibly on this example) there is a star on the shoulder of the emperor’s cloak. Abu GalyonOct 08, 2014
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Valens, 28 March 364 - 9 August 378 A.D.2 viewsValens, 28 March 364 - 9 August 378 A.D.
Copper AE 3, Rome mint, 1.871g , 17.2mm, 367 - 378 A.D
Obverse : D N VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right .
Reverse : SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, wreath in right, palm frond in left, SM ivy leaf R[...] in ex .
RIC IX Rome 24b and 28a.
Ex FORUM .
Vladislav DOct 08, 2014
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Bronze AE 3/4. 8th officina ( unlisted), Antioch mint . 1.287g, 15.36mm, 9 Sep 337 - late 347 A.D
Obverse: CONSTANTIVS AVG, pearl-diademed head right .
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing facing, flanking a standard in center, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, SMANH in ex.
RIC VIII Antioch 56
From the Butte College Foundation, Ex Lindgren , Ex FORUM .
Vladislav DOct 08, 2014
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Julian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.1 viewsJulian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
11th officina, Antioch mint. 1.964g ,15.0mm . die axis 315o, as Caesar 355 - Feb 360 A.D.
Obverse: D N IVLIANVS NOB CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right .
Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, ANAI in exergue .
RIC VIII Antioch 189
From the Butte College Foundation, Ex Lindgren , Ex FORUM
Vladislav DOct 08, 2014
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Mylasa, Caria18 views450-400 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.58 gm, 8 mm
Obv: Forepart of lion facing, seen from above.
Rev: Scorpion within incuse square.
SNG Kayhan 934-8;
Rosen 403;
SNG Keckman 917-918 var.
2 commentsJaimelaiOct 08, 2014
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Rhodes. AE18.6mm . 88-43 BC. 4.341 g.4 viewsObv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. Full blown five petaled rose. uncertain magistrates name. border of dots.
Ref. SNG Keckman 747-756. BMC Caria p. 263 357 - 361
Ex. Forvm ancient coins, Ex. Ancient Imports
Lee SOct 07, 2014
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Half Shekel, Tyre LA (Year 1)52 views6.43 g Tyre Mint 126/125 BCE

O: Head of Herakles (Melqart)
R: Eagle standing left; ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ "Of Tyre the Holy and City of Refuge." around; Date LA to left; Monogram FP to right.

BMC Phoenicia page 250 #213 lists one Year 1 half shekel with M monogram. DCA lists this date as R3, the highest rarity rating.
Unique with with FP monogram. Glossy, dark chocolate find patina.

Shekels and Half Shekels of Tyre began being issued as autonomous silver coins in 126/125 BCE after gaining freedom from Seleucid domination that year. Although similar in style to the Seleucid coinage, the most obvious change was the King's bust being replaced with the city's chief God Melqart.

They have become highly desired due to their being the money of choice for payments to the Jerusalem Temple. The half shekel was the required yearly tribute to the temple for every Jewish male over the age of 20.

Ed Cohen notes in Dated Coins of Antiquity, that the minting of Tyre shekels or, more specifically, half shekels, ended at the onset of the Jewish Revolt in 65/66 and the minting of the Jewish Revolt shekels then begins. This, along with other compelling evidence, has led many, including me, to believe the later "KP" shekels were struck south of Tyre.
4 commentsNemonaterOct 07, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 10.8.38.05-7 var., probably unpublished3 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 6.55g, 21.94g, 345°
obv. [AVT] KAI.AVRH. - KOMODOC
youthful head, laureate, r.
rev. [NEIKO]POLITWN - PROC ICTR[ON?]
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. ANNG I/1,1239 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2178/9 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.10.28.5-7 (for the type only)
obv. not listed
probably unpublished
F-F+, sandy deposits, excentric flan, rude lettering
JochenOct 07, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.38.4 (plate coin)5 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 5.5g, 23.23mm, 225°
obv. AVT KAI M AVR - H KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NE - IKOPOLE - ITWN PROC ICTR
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1239 (3 ex., Berlin, Paris, Sofia)
like #2 from Paris
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2179 var. (different legend breaks on rev.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.38.4 (plate coin)
F+, dark green patina, some patina damage on both sides
JochenOct 07, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.07.02 (temp.)4 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 6.83g, 22.15mm, 105°
obv.: [M ANTW]NEIN - OC KOMOD[OC]
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev.: NEIK[OPOLI - PR]OC ICTR.
Apollo Sauroktonos, nude, with crossed legs stg. r., resting with l. hand on tree stump, on
which lizard is creeping upwards, and holding in r. hand twig; l. behind him bow and
quiver
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.1.9 (same die)
d) cf. Gorny&Mosch, Auktion 212, Lot 2321 corr. (Heavily tooled and then misinterpreted as Artemis!)
extremely rare (2 ex. known), F+, dark green patina, corroded

The dot behind ICTR could well be a part of the tree stump too! Although corroded a beautiful and interesting example of the coinage of Nikopolis at the time of Commodus!
JochenOct 07, 2014
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!21 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 7 layer of stones.
exergo: -/-//HTE, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Heraclea, 5th. off., date: 316-317 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-15, p544, R2!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 07, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,21 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-PVBLIC, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/*//TXXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 10th. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-499, p-71,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
quadransOct 07, 2014
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Gallienus5 viewsGallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D
Silver antoninianus, Göbl MIR 872m, RSC IV 310 (Lugdunum), RIC V J18 (Lugdunum), SRCV III 10225, VF, weak reverse strike, 3.077g, 23.3mm, 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 257 - 258 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm in left; reverse GERMANICVS MAX V, two captives seated back-to-back at the foot of a trophy, their arms tied behind their backs; scarce;

1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Oct 06, 2014
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RPC-2412-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 2412 (37 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., date LB before neck
Rev: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm
aVF

Struck during Vespasian's second regnal year in Alexandria (29 August 69 to 28 August 70), this early tetradrachm is in surprisingly good Alexandrian style. Most of these early tetradrachms were struck in a some what crude style, happily this one was not! The reverse design of Nike is a continuation of a type previously minted for Vitellius at Alexandria.

In good condition and fairly well centered.

2 commentsDavid AthertonOct 06, 2014
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SI-No.ZECT /12 (IV)3 viewsPhoenicia, Sidon 285-246 B.C (Ptolemy II Philadelphos)

AE 25.01mm (Thickness 3.45mm), weight 11.26g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.

Reverse: BAΣIΛΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings displayed; double cornucopia to left.
AradosOct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,22 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,42g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-6, off-4, date: 272-73-A.D., ref: RIC-V-216-p-, T-2206 (Estiot),
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,26 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #126 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #1
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: S//XXIVI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,60g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, iss-8, off-6, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-2342 (Estiot), RIC V-I 244,
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XIV21 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right, mast with banners at prow

LEG XIV
Legionary eagle between two standards


Patrae mint 32-31BC

3.25g

Ex-Aegean
Jay GT4Oct 06, 2014
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Vespasian Denarius32 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

PON MAX TR P COS V
Winged caduceus.

Rome 74 AD
3.32g

RIC 703; BMC 138; RSC 362

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT4Oct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-3011, RIC V-I 361, Cyzicus, -/-//CB, ORIENS AVG, Sol and captive, R!23 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-3011, RIC V-I 361, Cyzicus, -/-//CB, ORIENS AVG, Sol and captive, R!
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- ORIE-N-S-AVG, Sol standig left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left. (Sol 2c)
exerg: -/-//CB, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, iss-8 ph-3, off-2, date: 273-274 A.D., ref: T-3011 (Estiot), RIC V-I 361, R,
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2216, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*Q, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,22 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2216, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*Q, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//*Q, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,42g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-6, off-4, date: 272-73-A.D., ref: RIC-V-216-p-, T-2216 (Estiot),
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,35 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,42g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-6, off-4, date: 272-73-A.D., ref: RIC-V-216-p-, T-2206 (Estiot),
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 06, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,30 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 06, 2014
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1790, RIC V-I 063, Rome, -/-/AXXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, #122 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1790, RIC V-I 063, Rome, -/-/AXXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- ORIENS-AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand; at feet, on each side, a bound and seated captive, both head turned back; the captive on the left is in oriental dress, the captive on the right is bearded and in Gallic costume. (Sol 2e)
exerg: -/-/AXXIR, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, iss-10, ph-, off-1, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1790 (Estiot), RIC V-I 63, p-,
Q-001
quadransOct 06, 2014
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Postumus Double Sestertius3 viewscoming soon.... Thomas R4Oct 06, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.13 cf. (unpublished)1 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 18, 2.89g, 17.83mm, 45°
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT - RO (from upper r.)
Bunch of grapes at twig
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2035 var. (ICTRO without break)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #3809 (cites AMNG 2035, but has bust, draped and cuirassed)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. No. 8.26.8.13 (for the type only)
obv. not listed
very rare, F, rev. excentric

The legend break ICT - RO I have never seen before!
JochenOct 06, 2014
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Aigai (?) AE112 viewsHermes r. / Goat l.
9.7 - 11.1 mm, 1.26 g
Pekka KOct 06, 2014
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Kolophon (?) AE82 viewsApollo r. / Horseman r.
7.1 - 7.9 mm, 0.46 g
Comp SNGTüb 2908
Pekka KOct 06, 2014
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Carinus, priestly implements7 viewsCarinus
Antoninianus, Rome mint
Obv.: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, draped and cuirassed radiate bust right
Rev.: PIETAS AVGG, sprinkler, simpulum, jug, patera, knife and lituus, KAZ in ex
4.20g, 21.3x23.3mm
RIC 155, C 74
Ex Helios-Numismatik
1 commentsshanxiOct 06, 2014
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AR Drachm. Struck 323 – 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.3 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.

Leonnatos was a Macedonian officer under Alexander the Great and one of the diadochi, rival generals, family and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for the control of Alexander's empire after his death in 323 BC.
Leonnatos was the same age as Alexander and was very close to him. After Alexander died, Leonnatos was made satrap of Phrygia and Alexander's sister, Cleopatra, offered him her hand in marriage. When the Athenians heard that Alexander had died, they revolted against Macedonia. Leonnatos led an army of 20,000 infantry and 1,500 cavalry to relieve the new regent, Antipater, probably with the ambition of usurping Antipater's power since a victory over the Athenians would have enhanced Leonnatos' own claim to the throne. However, in 322 BC, Leonnatus was killed in battle against the Athenians and his marriage to Cleopatra never took place.
Philip III Arrhidaeus was the king of Macedonia after the death of Alexander the Great, from 323 BC until his own death in 317 BC. He was a son of King Philip II of Macedonia and a half-brother of Alexander. Named Arrhidaeus at birth, he assumed the name Philip when he ascended the throne.
As Arrhidaeus grew older it became apparent that he had mild learning difficulties. Alexander was very fond of him, and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to ensure he would not be used as a pawn in a challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon, Arrhidaeus was proclaimed king by the Macedonian army in Asia, but he was a mere figurehead, and a pawn of the powerful generals, one after the other.
Antigonos I Monophthalmus (Antigonos the One-eyed) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great. As part of the division of the provinces after Alexander's death, Antigonos received Pamphylia and Lycia from Perdiccas, regent of the empire, but he incurred the enmity of Perdiccas by refusing to assist Eumenes to obtain possession of Paphlagonia and Cappadocia, the provinces which had been allotted to him. Leonnatos had left with his army for Greece, leaving Antigonos to deal with Cappadocia, a task he apparently couldn't complete alone and Perdiccas seems to have viewed this as a direct affront to his authority. Perdiccas then went with the royal army to conquer the area himself and from there he turned west towards Phrygia in order to confront Antigonos. Antigonos, however, escaped to Greece where, in 321 BC, he obtained the favour of Antipater, regent of Macedonia.
When Perdiccas died later that same year, a new attempt at division of the empire took place and Antigonos found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of the other generals which included Antipater, Antigonos, Ptolemy and Craterus. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia, and a new army that was marching to his relief was routed by Antigonos.
In 319 BC Antipater died, and Polyperchon was given the regentship, but Antigonos and the other dynasts refused to recognize him since it undermined their own ambitions. Antigonos' old adversary, Eumenes, who had been given authority over anyone within the empire by Polyperchon, raised an army and built a fleet in Cilicia and Phoenicia, and soon after formed a coalition with the satraps of the eastern provinces. Antigonos fought against him in two great battles and, though both were inconclusive, in the aftermath of the second battle Antigonos managed to capture the family and possessions of the Silvershields, an elite regiment within Eumenes' army. The Silvershields negotiated the release of their families by handing over Eumenes to Antigonos in return. Antigonos had Eumenes executed resulting in him now being in possession of the empire's Asian territories, stretching from the eastern satrapies to Syria and Asia Minor in the west.
1 comments*AlexOct 06, 2014
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 325 – 310 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.1 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Reverse: A quiver (arrow case) placed on top of a bow and below it a club, large B A between; mint-mark, below the club, is a laurel branch.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 7
Price:385 | Sear: 6742

This coin is a subtype of the quiver type (Type 1B), with the inscription now reading B A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = KING ALEXANDER). Price believed this coin type was minted both during and after Alexander's lifetime.

*AlexOct 06, 2014
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint, possibly Amphipolis, Macedonia.1 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8
RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
Le Rider and Troxell stress the existence of only two principal mints in Macedonia during Alexander the Great's lifetime, those were probably Pella and Amphipolis.

*AlexOct 06, 2014
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Carus, Carus and Carinus3 viewsCarus
Antoninian, Antiochia
Obv.: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VIRTVS AVGG / XXI, Carus and Carinus standing with scepter, holding victory on globe, star above, Γ below
4.28g, 21.1mm
Ref.: RIC 125
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxiOct 06, 2014
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Numerian, Pax 3 viewsNumerianus
Antoninian, Lugdunum Mint
Obv.: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: PAX AVGG, Pax left, holding olive branch and sceptre, A in right field
3.25g, 21.4x23.8mm
Ref.: Bastien 534, Not in RIC
shanxiOct 06, 2014
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Probus Cyzicus5 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.97 g; 23 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Γ in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
2 commentsgordian_guyOct 06, 2014
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2014.246.78 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.88 g; 22 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; B in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
2 commentsgordian_guyOct 06, 2014
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Alexander III the Great hemidrachm Babylon9 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). Hemidrachm. Babylon.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Controls: monograms in left field and below throne.
Price 3605.Very fine 1.88 g.13 mm.
Pecunem 23 lot 209 €40 + markup.
Not the greatest condition but I already have the Price 3602 (tetradrachm) and Price 3604 (drachm) from the same end of lifetime Babylon series with the monogram under throne and M in the side field. This denomination doesn't seem to auction very often.
chance vOct 06, 2014
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Darius 520-505 bc Achaemenid persian10 viewsPERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I (Circa 520-505 BC). Siglos.
Obv: Half-length bust of Persian king or hero right, holding bow and arrows.
Rev: Incuse punch. Carradice Type I.Very fine. 5.24 g 15 mm.
Pecunem 23 lot 489 €375 + markup.
chance vOct 06, 2014
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AK-No.JDSC 2nd/TΩN1-D (IU)3 viewsPhoenicia, Ake-Ptolemais 2nd Century B.C

AE 16.04mm (Thickness 1.96mm), weight 2.74g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination D.


Obverse: Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi right wearing laurel wreaths, star above each head.

Reverse: Cornucopia containing fruit, ANTIOXEΩN / TΩN right, monogram far left, ENΠTOΛEMAIΔI downwards in left field.
AradosOct 05, 2014
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Heraclea, RIC VII 015, 132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//HTE, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!34 viewsHeraclea, RIC VII 015, 132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, -/-//HTE, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 7 layer of stones.
exergo: -/-//HTE, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Heraclea, 5th. off., date: 316-317 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-15, p544, R2!!
Q-001
quadransOct 05, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!32 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 7 layer of stones.
exergo: -/-//HTE, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Heraclea, 5th. off., date: 316-317 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-15, p544, R2!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 05, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #158 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #1
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: S//XXIVI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,60g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, iss-8, off-6, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-2342 (Estiot), RIC V-I 244,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 05, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2013) 8.0.53.02 (plate coin)7 viewsAE 13, 1.09g, 13.42mm, 180°
2nd - 3rd century AD
obv. [NEIKOPOL] - EITWN
Laureate head r. (Nike?)
rev. PR[O]C IC
Lion leaping r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.0.53.2 (this coin)
scarce, about VF, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenOct 05, 2014
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #225 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #2
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; at feet, left, a peacock.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,49g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-559, p-168, RSC-082, BMC-038,
Q-002
quadransOct 05, 2014
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 051, Rome (Viminacium), VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #328 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 051, Rome (Viminacium), VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #3
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-G, Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 0h,
mint: RIC: Rome - undated (AD 244-247), Eddy: Viminacium - undated (AD 246-247), ref: RIC-IV-III-051, p-, C-169,
Q-003
quadransOct 05, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.52.02 (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.09g, 17.31mm, 30°
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT POC(sic!) ICTR
Bust of Serapis, draped and wearing kalathos r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1 1350 var. (rev. like AMNG 1349, ex. #2, Berlin under Caracalla, inexactly)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.6.12
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.52.2 (same die!)
scarce, VF, dark green patina
JochenOct 05, 2014
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Roman Republic, anonymous, Crawford 14/2 (Museum's imitation)1 viewsAes Grave (Semis), 111g, 53.87mm, 330°
Rome, 280-276 BC
obv. helmeted head of Mars l.
beneath lying S
rev. Head of Venus l.
beneath lying S
ref. Crawford 14/2; Thurlow-Vecchi 2; Haeberlin pl. 38, 9-10 (for the original!)
From the Museum Andreasstift Worms, facsimile but lighter than than the original which weighs 160-170g.
JochenOct 05, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,35 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-PVBLIC, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/*//TXXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 10th. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-499, p-71,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
1 commentsquadransOct 05, 2014
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Aitna, Sicily22 views210-150 BC (Roman rule)
AE Hexas (16.5mm, 3.89g)
O: Head of Persephone right, wreathed in grain.
R: Filleted cornucopia; two pellets in upper right, AITNAI−ΩN upward to left.
Calciati III, 152, 11; SNG ANS 1165; SNG München 26; Sear 1019v (pellets to left); BMC 5, 8
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Demeter and Persephone
"…As Queen of Death, that worship which is Fear,
Henceforth, as having risen from out the dead,
Shalt ever send thy life along with mine…"
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
1 commentsEnodiaOct 05, 2014
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Gordian III4 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P , Gordian, togate, standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit altar, and holding baton.
Size: 22.9 mm, 3.46 g, 12 h.
Mint: Rome, 240 AD
Id: RIC 54; RSC 212
Notes: Ex Dave Surber collection
icksterOct 05, 2014
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Valerian II (256 - 258 A.D.)14 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust right.
R: IOVI CRESCENNI, Infant Jupiter seated facing on goat (Amalthea) standing right,his right hand raised.
Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint
4.6g
23mm
RIC 3 RSC 26
1 commentsMatOct 05, 2014
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Constantine II AE3 Follis RIC VII 173, Prince6 viewsOBV: FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, the prince in military dress standing right, holding globe and spear, F-T across fields, mintmark BTR
2.9g, 20mm

Struck at Trier, 317-8 AD
1 commentsLegatusOct 04, 2014
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 343, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Felicitas standing front, head left,26 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 343, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Felicitas standing front, head left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-DAC, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-S-P-Q-R, Felicitas standing front, head left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight:3,28g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 115-116 A.D., ref: RIC-343, p-268, C-278,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 271, Rome, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left,30 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 271, Rome, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left,
avers:- IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- S•P•Q•R-OPTIMO-PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19,4mm, weight:3,22g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 112-114 A.D., ref: RIC-II-271-p-263, RSC-404,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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Sear 08133 viewsHeraclius (610 -641 CE) Half-follis, weight 7.16g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople, first officina, struck in 612/13 CE [= regnal year III]. Abu GalyonOct 04, 2014
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Campgate: Crispus, follis (324-325 d.C.), zecca di Cyzicus III officina5 viewsCrispus, campgate follis (324-325 d.C.), Cyzicus mint III officina
Æ 19 mm 2.8 gr. R1
D/ FL IVL NOB CAES CRISPVS, busto laureato, corazzato e drappeggiato a sx
R: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate sei livelli, due torrette, stella sopra, SMKgamma in ex.
RIC VII Cyzicus 25
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 4 ottobre 2014, numero catalogo XXX), ex Stefan Bieniek-Binetti collection (Berlin, D., fino al 2014)
1 commentspaoloOct 04, 2014
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 064, Rome, CLEMENTIA-AVG, Clementia standing, Barbar !!!24 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 064, Rome, CLEMENTIA-AVG, Clementia standing, Barbar !!!
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-PP-TR-P-COS-III, Laureate head right.
revers:- CL(E)MN-EN-TIA-AVG, Clementia standing holding patera and scepter.
exrg: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 2,52g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:140-144 A.D., ref: RIC-III-64-p-34, C-124, (Barbar !!!)
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 04, 2014
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),29 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),
avers: -IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-D, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: -P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-SPR-Q-PT, PRO-VID,Providentia standing left, raising hand over globe and holding scepter; PRO VID across fields.
exergo:-/-//--, diameter:20mm, weight:3,02g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 117 A.D., ref:RIC-II-365var.???,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),26 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),
avers: - IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers: -PARTHIC-DIVI-TRAIANA-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-II-P-P, PIE-TAS, Pietas standing left, raising hand; PIE TAS across fields.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:18mm, weight:2,83g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:117 A.D., ref:RIC-13var.,???,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #228 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #2
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 5h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-002
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
1 commentsquadransOct 04, 2014
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #231 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #2
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 5h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-002
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
quadransOct 04, 2014
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040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Obulus, U-650b, Madonna and child, #0124 views040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Obulus, U-650b, Madonna and child, #01
avers:- Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Inside of the central shield, Polish eagle with outstretched wings.
revers:- Nimbate and Crowned Madonna sits with child on his right arm.
diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 0,40g, axis: 2h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), mint mark: K- H, by (Pohl)
date: 1498-1501 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-650b, CNH-2-281, Huszar-815,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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033 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464a, Scarce!, #0127 views033 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464a, Scarce!, #01
avers:- K-•-+onR; border of dots.
revers:- ; border of dots.
diameter: 14mm, weight: 0,50g, axis:8h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-+onR (Pohl),
date:1439-1440 A.D., ref: Unger-464a, CNH-2-137, Huszar-595,
Q-001
quadransOct 04, 2014
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033 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464a, Scarce!, #0226 views033 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464a, Scarce!, #02
avers:- K-•-+onR; border of dots.
revers:- ; border of dots.
diameter: 14,4mm, weight: 0,56g, axis:4-5h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-+onR (Pohl),
date:1439-1440 A.D., ref: Unger-464a, CNH-2-137, Huszar-595,
Q-002
quadransOct 04, 2014
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Caracalla, sestertius of AD 210, two emperors crowned by Victories7 viewsObv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust of Caracalla facing right.
Rev.: CONCORDIAE AVGG (around) S C (in ex.), Caracalla and Geta clasping hands above tripod altar, both holding spears, each crowned by Victory.
RIC -; Cohen -
ex Henzen (1995, "found during dredging in Lagliari harbour, Sardinia" ).
The reverse has been badly double struck but the representation can clearly be seen.

This type is not listed in RIC nor Cohen. Cohen reports a medallion of Caracalla with the same reverse representation. The same reverse is listed in RIC, Cohen and BMC but only for Geta and Septimius Severus. Another related type is listed in RIC 459 (R2) and Cohen 28: Caracalla and Geta clasping hands and holding spears, being crowned by Apollo and Hercules, minted A.D. 210.

A sestertius of Caracalla with the same reverse was in the Santamaria sale of 1938 but was overlooked for inclusion in RIC. It was purchased by Curtis Clay in 1967 and is in the British Museum since 1993. Thus this coin is the second specimen known of this type for Caracalla.
Curtis Clay noted that the obv. and rev. dies of this specimen are both different from the Santamaria-BM specimen. The rev. die was entirely new to him and unknown in combination with a Geta obv. either; the obv. die of this coin is known with TR P XIII (thus dating this coin to AD 210): three emps. sacrificing rev. dies, one being BMC pl. 62.1. (That BM coin has been tooled, and the tribunician number altered to XIIII.).
Charles SOct 04, 2014
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THRACE, APOLLONIA PONTIKA3 views450 - 400 BC
Silver drachm, 13.7 mm max.; 3.246 g
O: Facing Gorgoneion, protruding tongue, human hair, wearing taenia, in shallow round incuse
R: Inverted anchor, large flukes, A left, crayfish right
Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint ;Topalov Apollonia p. 382, 5; SNG BM 159; Pozzi 2563; SNG Stancomb -; SNG Cop -
(ex Forum)
laneyOct 04, 2014
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Trier 518 (imitation)9 viewsConstantine I, the Great, AD 306-337 (imitation)
AE 15, 1.59g, 15.32mm, 0°
c. 330-335
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS MAX AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, with rosette-diadem, r.
rev. GLOR - EXE - R CIT
2 soldiers, confronting, 2 standards between them
in ex. TRP
ref. RIC VII, Trier 518 (for the original)
VF, brown patina
JochenOct 04, 2014
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Gordian III, AR Double Denarius4 viewsAD 238 - 244
3.78 grams
Obv.: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left, holding reversed spear and right hand resting on shield
RIC 6, Cohen 381
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
NGC - AU: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5
My total cost for this coin was $65
Richard M10Oct 04, 2014
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Herennius Etruscus, AR Denarius4 viewsAD 251
3.83 grams
Obv.: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev.: PIETAS AVGVSTORVM - Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, (shield?), and lituus
RIC 143v Scarce, Cohen 14 - There are four varieties listed in Wildwinds and it appears these varieties are differentiated by the order and style of the Priestly implements, as best I can determine this is a RIC 143v
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
NGC - Ch XF: Strike 4/5: Surface 5/5
My cost for this coin was $66
Richard M10Oct 04, 2014
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Lucius Verus, AR Denarius4 viewsAD 161-169
3.42 grams
Obv. L VERVS AVG ARM: Laureate head of Lucius Verus right
Rev. TR P VIII V COSIII: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 590
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
NGC - Ch XF: Strike 4/5: Surface 4/5
My cost $179
Richard M10Oct 04, 2014
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Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius3 viewsAD 161-180
3.16 grams
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bare head right
Rev.: P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III, Emperor standing right with spear, leaning on shield.
RIC 91
NGC - XF: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5
My total cost for this coin was $173
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
Richard M10Oct 04, 2014
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Trebonianus Gallus, Double-Denarius3 viewsAD 251-253
3.58 grams
Obv.: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed
Rev.: FELICITAS PVBL, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopia
RIC 82(S), RSC 34
I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
NGC - Ch AU: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5
My cost for this coin was $66
Richard M10Oct 04, 2014
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1ae2 Fulvia3 viewsFirst wife of Marc Antony

ca 83-40 BC

AR Quinarius
Bust of Victory right with the likeness of Fulvia, III VIR R P C
Lion right between A and XLI; ANTONI above, IMP in ex

RSC 3, Syd 1163, Cr489/6

Fulvia was the first Roman non-mythological woman to appear on Roman coins. She gained access to power through her marriage to three of the most promising men of her generation, Publius Clodius Pulcher, Gaius Scribonius Curio, and Marcus Antonius. All three husbands were politically active populares, tribunes, and supporters of Julius Caesar. Fulvia married Mark Antony in 47 or 46 BC, a few years after Curio's death, although Cicero suggested that Fulvia and Antony had had a relationship since 58 BC. According to him, while Fulvia and Antony were married, Antony once left a military post to sneak back into Rome during the night and personally deliver a love letter to Fulvia describing his love for her and how he had stopped seeing the famous actress Cytheris. Cicero also suggested that Antony married Fulvia for her money. At the time of their marriage, Antony was an established politician. He had already been tribune in 49 BC, commanded armies under Caesar and was Master of the Horse in 47 BC. As a couple, they were a formidable political force in Rome, and had two sons together, Marcus Antonius Antyllus and Iullus Antonius.

Suetonius wrote, "[Antony] took a wife, Fulvia, the widow of Clodius the demagogue, a woman not born for spinning or housewifery, nor one that could be content with ruling a private husband, but prepared to govern a first magistrate, or give orders to a commander-in-chief. So that Cleopatra had great obligations to her for having taught Antony to be so good a servant, he coming to her hands tame and broken into entire obedience to the commands of a mistress. He used to play all sorts of sportive, boyish tricks, to keep Fulvia in good-humour. As, for example, when Caesar, after his victory in Spain, was on his return, Antony, among the rest, went out to meet him; and, a rumour being spread that Caesar was killed and the enemy marching into Italy, he returned to Rome, and, disguising himself, came to her by night muffled up as a servant that brought letters from Antony. She, with great impatience, before received the letter, asks if Antony were well, and instead of an answer he gives her the letter; and, as she was opening it, took her about the neck and kissed her."

After Julius Caesar was assassinated, Antony became the most powerful man in Rome. Fulvia was heavily involved in the political aftermath. After Caesar's death, the senate realized his popularity and declared that they would pass all of Caesar's planned laws. Antony had attained possession of Caesar's papers, and with the ability to produce papers in support of any law, Fulvia and Antony made a fortune and gained immense power. She allegedly accompanied Antony to his military camp at Brundisium in 44 BC. Appian wrote that in December 44 and again in 41 BC, while Antony was abroad and Cicero campaigned for Antony to be declared an enemy of the state, Fulvia attempted to block such declarations by soliciting support on Antony's behalf.

Antony formed the second triumvirate with Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus on 43 BC and began to conduct proscriptions. To solidify the political alliance, Fulvia's daughter Clodia was married to the young Octavian. Appian and Cassius Dio describe Fulvia as being involved in the violent proscriptions, which were used to destroy enemies and gain badly needed funds to secure control of Rome. Antony pursued his political enemies, chief among them being Cicero, who had openly criticized him for abusing his powers as consul after Caesar's assassination. Though many ancient sources wrote that Fulvia was happy to take revenge against Cicero for Antony's and Clodius' sake, Cassius Dio is the only ancient source that describes the joy with which she pierced the tongue of the dead Cicero with her golden hairpins, as a final revenge against Cicero's power of speech.

In 42 BC, Antony and Octavian left Rome to pursue Julius Caesar's assassins, Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. Fulvia was left behind as the most powerful woman in Rome. According to Cassius Dio, Fulvia controlled the politics of Rome. Dio wrote that "the following year Publius Servilius and Lucius Antonius nominally became consuls, but in reality it was Antonius and Fulvia. She, the mother-in‑law of Octavian and wife of Antony, had no respect for Lepidus because of his slothfulness, and managed affairs herself, so that neither the senate nor the people transacted any business contrary to her pleasure."

Shortly afterwards, the triumvirs then distributed the provinces among them. Lepidus took the west and Antony went to Egypt, where he met Cleopatra VII. When Octavian returned to Rome in 41 BC to disperse land to Caesar's veterans, he divorced Fulvia's daughter and accused Fulvia of aiming at supreme power. Fulvia allied with her brother-in-law Lucius Antonius and publicly endorsed Mark Antony in opposition to Octavian.

In 41 BC, tensions between Octavian and Fulvia escalated to war in Italy. Together with Lucius Antonius, she raised eight legions in Italy to fight for Antony's rights against Octavian, an event known as the Perusine War. Fulvia fled to Greece with her children. Appian writes that she met Antony in Athens, and he was upset with her involvement in the war. Antony then sailed back to Rome to deal with Octavian, and Fulvia died of an unknown illness in exile in Sicyon, near Corinth, Achaea.
BlindadoOct 04, 2014
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Vespasian, AR Denarius2 viewsAD 69-79
3.56 grams
Obv. IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right.
Rev. SALVS AVG, Salus seated left, holding patera.
RIC 513
Purchased from Heritage Auctions
NGC VF Strike:5/5 Surface: 4/5
Cost $167
Richard M10Oct 03, 2014
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Elagabalus 5 Assaria Varbanov 1648 var, Serapis4 viewsOBVERSE: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabal right, facing draped bust of Julia Maesa left
REVERSE: YΠ IOYΛ ANT CEΛEYKOY MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN. Bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos; E in right field
11.15g, 27mm

Struck at Marcianopolis, 218-222 AD
LegatusOct 03, 2014
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BCC MA83 viewsBronze Buckle
Uncertain date.
Slightly asymmetrical design
with high curving tongue.
Black and brown patina.
AE26 x 25 mm. wt.8.12gm.
v-dromeOct 03, 2014
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian VII (1766-1808) AR 2 Royaliner (UBJ-271; KM#171)5 viewsObv: Crowned C7 monogram
Rev: Arms divides date, value above
SpongeBobOct 03, 2014
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Plan of Pondichéry in 17414 viewsFrom Antoine François Prévost's Histoire générale des Voyages, 1746-1759, Paris with maps and views by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
SpongeBobOct 03, 2014
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French India, Pondichéry: Anonymous (ca. 1760) AR Fanon (KM#44)4 viewsObv: Pearled Crown
Rev: 5 fleur-de-lis
SpongeBobOct 03, 2014
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L. Titurius5 viewsL. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 BC. AR Denarius (4.27 gm). Head of the Sabine king Tatius / Two soldiers, each carrying a Sabine woman. Tituria.2. Cr.344/1b. Toned aVF.

The Rape is supposed to have occurred in the early history of Rome, shortly after its founding by Romulus and his mostly male followers. Seeking wives in order to found families, the Romans negotiated unsuccessfully with the Sabines, who populated the area. Fearing the emergence of a rival society, the Sabines refused to allow their women to marry the Romans. Consequently, the Romans planned to abduct Sabine women, during a festival of Neptune Equester and proclaimed the festival among Rome's neighbours. According to Livy, many people from Rome's neighbours including folk from the Caeninenses, Crustumini, and Antemnates, and many of the Sabines attended. At the festival Romulus gave a signal, at which the Romans grabbed the Sabine women and fought off the Sabine men. The indignant abductees were soon implored by Romulus to accept Roman husbands.
ecoliOct 03, 2014
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La France et ses colonies: Atlas illustré cent cartes dressées d'après les cartes de Cassini, du Dépot de la guerre, des Ponts-et-chaussées et de la Marine Texte redigé d'après les documents officiels Par Ernest Poirée5 viewsMap of French India by Alexandre Aimé Vuillemin and Ernest Poirée, Published by Migeon, Paris, 1852SpongeBobOct 03, 2014
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ROMAN BATHS, BATH, ENGLAND (2)11 viewsThis is a Photochrome print of the Roman Baths, Bath, England taken sometime between 1895 and 1905.
It shows the new Victorian embellishments added to the Baths since their discovery in the 1880's and which, for the most part, are the works that visitors to the site see today.
The familiar green hue of the pool seen by modern visitors is caused by algae, resulting from the water's exposure to the open air. In Roman times the pool was roofed over and its waters, while perhaps not crystal clear, would almost certainly not have been green.

Photochrome prints are coloured images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.
*AlexOct 03, 2014
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TROAS, GERGIS8 viewsca. 320 - 270 BC
AE 11.2 mm max., 1.745 g
O: Head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right;
R: ΓEP, Sphinx with curved wings seated right
Gergis mint; SGCV II 4098; SNG Cop 337; SNGvA 1516; BMC Troas p. 55, 3
(ex Forum)
laneyOct 03, 2014
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THRACE, APOLLONIA PONTIKA5 views450 - 400 BC
Silver drachm, 13.7 mm max.; 3.246 g
O: Facing Gorgoneion, protruding tongue, human hair, wearing taenia, in shallow round incuse
R: Inverted anchor, large flukes, A left, crayfish right
Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint ;Topalov Apollonia p. 382, 5; SNG BM 159; Pozzi 2563; SNG Stancomb -; SNG Cop -
(ex Forum)
laneyOct 03, 2014
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Commodus, RIC 308c, Sestertius of AD 181 (Jupiter)15 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.9g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 181.
Obv.: M·COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head of Commodus facing right.
Rev.: IVPPITER CONSERVATOR·TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P (around) S C (across field), Jupiter naked standing l. holding thunderbolt and long sceptre holding cloak over Commodus, togate, standing l. holding a branch and a sceptre.
RIC 308c (scarce); Cohen 273 (12fr).
ex Jesus Vico S.A. (2012)
1 commentsCharles SOct 03, 2014
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AS-No.DTAD 189/ΘΠP12 (IT)6 viewsJudaea, Ascalon 85-86 A.D (Southern Koile Syria)

AE 23.03mm (Thickness 4.36mm), weight 13.11g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Laureate head of Domitian right, CEBAC in right field and TOC left.

Reverse: Tyche standing left on prow holding standard and aphlaston, in left field ACKAΛΩ and incense altar, dove and era date ΘΠP (189) in right field with horizontal line above.
AradosOct 03, 2014
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Vespasian denarius COS V50 viewsDenarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 74 AD.
3.51 grs and 19 mm.
Observe : laureate head of Vespasian right. Around : IMP CAESAR VESP AVG;
Reverse : COS V across field. Two laurel trees upright.
RIC 681.
Rarity : R.
An unusually (for the Rome mint) elegant portrait of Vespasian (aureus die ??) and a quite scarce denarius.
10 commentslabienusOct 03, 2014
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AR Half Shekel 24 viewsTaras, Calabria
Circa 212-209 BC (Period X - The Punic Occupation)
AR Half-Shekel (Reduced Nomos) (22mm, 3.94g).
O: Warrior on horseback right, holding filleted palm frond in right hand, rein in left; ΣΩKAN-NA below.
R: Phalanthos on dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, trident in left; eagle with open wings standing left behind, TAPAΣ below.
Vlasto 984-86; Cote 605-06; SNG ANS 1272; HN Italy 1082; SNG Ashmolean 420-1; Sear 383v (drachm)
ex CNG

Popular history suggests that the Romans shut down the Tarentine mint circa 228 BC. No further coins were produced (at least in silver) until Hannibal captured the city in 212, at which time these “reduced nomoi” were struck for the approximately three years of occupation using the Punic standard.
While the earlier horseman/dolphin rider types were renewed at this time, the artistic quality was greatly diminished.
Also, the magistrate names differed greatly from the earlier coins and were likely not even Hellenic. One theory is that the names were those of the local indigenous peoples (Messapians, etc), although I believe they were more likely Carthaginian and probably those of Hannibal’s own administrators.
What a shame that the last emissions from this once great city should be so debased.
4 commentsEnodiaOct 03, 2014
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Pre-Roman or Greek AR-Fibula, Hattatt 190 (???) variation,29 viewsPre-Roman or Greek AR-Fibula, Hattatt 190 (???) variation,
type: Pre-Roman or Greek fibula variation,
size: 41x22mm, weight: 8,01g, date: 175-275 A.D. and/or 200-250 A.D.,
ref: Hattatt 190 (???) variation, distribution: ???,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 03, 2014
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SATRAPS OF CARIA, Pixodaros.13 viewsCirca 341/0-336/5 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.94g, 12h). Pixodarus 11-47 (unlisted dies); Konuk, Identities 30; SNG Copenhagen 596-7. Obverse: Head of Apollo/Helios facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery around neck. Reverse: Zeus Labraundos standing right. ΠIΞOΔAPO[Y] to right field. Good VF, toned, minor die rust.

Ex-CNG.

The Pixodaros Affair
Pixodaros was a satrap of Caria in south-western Asia Minor, the youngest brother of Maussolos, and a member of the Hecatomnid Dynasty who remained loyal to the Persian King. When Persia was in turmoil after the eunuch Bagoas murdered Artaxerxes III, in the midst of the confusion, Pixodaros decided in 337 B.C. to offer his eldest daughter’s hand in marriage to Phillip II’s son Arridaios as a diplomatic move. The pact was accepted. According to Plutarch, Phillip II’s wife Olympias and a number of Alexander’s friends conspired to convince Alexander that Philip intended to marry Arridaios to Pixodaros’ daughter as a prelude to giving him the Macedonian throne. Alexander felt that his father had left him out and decided to act on his own. He sent his friend, the famous tragic actor Thessalos, to Caria to tell Pixodaros that not only was Arridaios an illegitimate son of the Macedonian king but feeble-minded as well. To make sure that the marriage did not go ahead, Alexander offered to marry Pixodaros’ daughter himself. Pixodaros, of course, could not have asked for a better deal. When Philip found it out he was enraged and went to Alexander’s quarters and scolded his son for wanting to marry the daughter of a man “who was no more than the slave of a barbarian king”. The whole affair concluded with Philip canceling the Macedonian-Carian alliance and ordering Thessalos to be brought back to Macedon in chains, and exiled four of Alexander’s friends Erygius, Harpalos, Nearchos, and Ptolemy. Pixodaros died some time before the landing of Alexander in Asia Minor in 334 BC. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Orontobates, a Persian, who married the princess who was once supposed to have married Arridaios.

2 commentsJason TOct 03, 2014
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L. Cassius Longinus – Cassia-1015 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C. Silver denarius, weight 3.856 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 63 B.C.; obverse veiled bust of Vesta left, C (control letter) before, kylix behind; reverse LONGIN•III•V (downward on right), voter standing left, dropping tablet (ballot) inscribed V into a cista BMCRE I Rome 3930 (same C control letter), Crawford 413/1; Sydenham 935; RSC I Cassia 10; SRCV 3641 commentsBud StewartOct 02, 2014
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-051, #0229 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-051, #02
avers:- Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
revers:- Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,8mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-051, CHN-1-069, Huszar-082, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadransOct 02, 2014
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-051, #0325 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-051, #03
avers:- Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
revers:- Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 0,32g, axis:11h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-051, CHN-1-069, Huszar-082, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
quadransOct 02, 2014
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #0425 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #04
avers:- Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,3mm, weight: 0,19g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-067, CHN-1-160, Huszar-180,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-004
quadransOct 02, 2014
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Ivan Šišman AE Trachy 6 viewsIvan Šišman (1371-1395) AE Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.15.18-20)
(variant 1)
stormbassOct 02, 2014
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #0222 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #02
avers:- .
revers:- .
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 0,18g, axis:11h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034A, CP-002, Huszar-042,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadransOct 02, 2014
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M. HERENNIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS HERENNIA AR Denarius, Cr308/1b9 viewsOBVERSE: PIETAS, diademed head of Pietas right
REVERSE: M•HERENNI, Amphinomus carrying his father right, control letter in right field (Dot over sideways D)
3.89, 18/19mm

Struck at Rome 109-108 BC
1 commentsLegatusOct 02, 2014
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Diocletianus, Emperor with Jupiter4 viewsDiocletianus
AE 21
Obv.: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, and receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre; HΔ between.
AE, 3.02g, 20.5mm
Ref.: Kankelfitz 5, RIC VI, p.531, 13
shanxiOct 02, 2014
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Diocletianus, Genius 6 viewsDiocletianus
Æ Follis, Heraclea mint
Obv.: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev.: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI / Genius standing front, head left, wearing modius on head, chlamys over shoulder, holding patera (from which liquor flows) and cornucopiae
AE, 11.69g, 26.8mm
Ref.: RIC VI, Heraclea S. 531, 17a
shanxiOct 02, 2014
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SICILY: Katane16 viewsSICILY, Katane. Circa 405-402 BC. Æ Litra. OBV: Wreathed head of Arethusa left; two dolphins swimming before. REV: Man-headed bull standing right. Calciati III pg. 94, 3.3 commentsMolinariOct 02, 2014
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Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis, Gordianus III, Serapis, City Gate 6 viewsGordianus III
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis
Obv.: Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ, Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Serapis
Rev.: ΥΠ MHNΟΦΙΛΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, City gate with two towers, E =denomination mark
AE, 14.29g, 27.3mm
Moushmov 792, Hristova & Jekov 6.37.46.4.
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxiOct 02, 2014
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Nero, RIC 388, Sestertius of AD 65 (Nero addressing soldiers)27 viewsÆ sestertius (31.35g, Ø37mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero facing left with globe at tip of bust.
Rev.: ADLOCVT COH (in ex.), S C (across field), Nero, standing left on low platform, praetorian prefect behind, Nero raising his right hand, addressing three soldiers, the first two holding standards; in the background, a pillared building (the praetorian camp).
RIC 388; BMCRE 303 var. (head right); Cohen 2 (30 Fr.) var. (head right); Sear 2000 (RCV I) 1951v.
ex Triton IV lot 475 (dec. 2000)
1 commentsCharles SOct 01, 2014
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Aelius, RIC II, (Hadrian) 4304 viewsAelius, Caesar 136-138
AR - denarius, 3.36g, 18.6mm, 180°
Rome, AD 137
obv. L AELIVS - CAESAR
Bare head r.
rev. TR POT - COS III
Felicitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in raised r. hand caduceus
ref. RIC II, (Hadrian) 430; C. 50; BMRC II, 969; SRCV II, 3973
scarce, VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
JochenOct 01, 2014
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_1_-_new.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.01.- var.6 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 12.27g, 26.89mm, 195°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. [AVT KAI] MAR AVRH ... KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO PRO - [C I] HGEMO KAIKI CEBEILIA(?)
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera; at his feet the eagle
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 1232 (for the type only)
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2148 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.10.1.- var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.32.7 (same die, even with the 3 dots behind AVRH!)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
JochenOct 01, 2014
nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_22_48_1corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2013) 8.22.48.01 corr.3 viewsGeta, as Caesar, AD 198-212
AE 18, 2.81g, 18.16mm, 0°
obv. [L AVR] K - GETAC
bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR
big 8-pointed star with dot in the center and dots at the points
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1649
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3230 (cites AMNG)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.22.48.1 corr. (outer coin):
rev. No. 8.22.48.1 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.21.47.11
G/F+, patchy green patina
JochenOct 01, 2014
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_38_1corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.38.01 corr.3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 29, 13.90g, 29.15mm, 30°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. AV KAI L CE - CEVHROC PER
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VPA POL AVCPIK - OC.NIKOPO PROC ICT
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.38.1 corr. (writes "AVSPEK" and "seen
from behind")
scarce, F+, some patina damage
JochenOct 01, 2014
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_47_25var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.47.25 var.3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.34g, 17.16mm, 15°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC (?)
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Torch, entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.47.25 var. (has ICTRO)
F, stripped
JochenOct 01, 2014
sb1874_20mm175g.jpg
Michael VII, Ducus Miliaresion3 viewsObverse: EN TOVTW NIKATE MIXAHL S MARIA, cross crosslet on globus resting on
three steps, x at center of cross, pellet within crescent on shaft;
in field to left, facing bust of Michael, bearded, wearing crown and
jeweled chlamys; to right, facing bust of Maria, wearing crown and
loros; triple border
Reverse: MIXAHL KAI MARIA PICTOI RACILEIC PWMAIWN in
five lines; -+- above and below; triple border.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1071-1078 CE
SB 1874, DO 6
20mm, 1.75g (clipped)
wileycOct 01, 2014
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).5 viewsworn on neck
simple cross on one side
cross with two concentric circles on other side
Date: end of 9th through tenth century
Knjaz St. Boris I obliges all the Bulgarians to bring Christian symbols after the conversion to Christianity (865 AD).
3mm/16mm 5.16g

20mm by 15mm, 7.58g
wileycOct 01, 2014
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Bronze weight3 views20mm by 19mm, 1mm thick
plain both sides
5.42
wileycOct 01, 2014
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Bronze coin weight3 viewstwo lines one side
7mm by 9mm by 3mm
1.63 g
1/3 Tremissis
wileycOct 01, 2014
2014-246-6_AE21KorykosCityGoddesHermes-Forum.jpg
2014.246.68 viewsCorycus (c. 150-50 BC)

AE21; 7.58 g; 12h
Obverse: Turreted head of City Goddess right. ΑΝ, behind
Reverse: ΔΙ/ΝΙ/ΑΝ, in three lines in left field magistrates initials; ΚΩΡΥΚΙΩΤΩΝ, downward in right field; Hermes, nude except for chlamys fastened around neck and hanging over left arm, and wearing petasos, and winged sandals, standing left; pater in extended right hand; caduceus in left.
Ref: cf SNG France 1086-1093;
gordian_guyOct 01, 2014
2014-246-5_AE23KelenderisCityGoddessApollo-Forum.jpg
2014.246.58 viewsKelenderis (2nd - 1st Century BC)

AE23; 7.29 g; 12h
Obverse: Turreted head of City Goddess right; ΙΣ, behind.
Reverse: ΚΕΛΕΝΔΕΡΙΤΩΝ, downward in right field; ΛΕ, in left field, uncertain Monogram left field(?); Apollo, nude, standing left, holding laurel branch in extended right hand; left elbow leaning on column surmounted by tripod.
Ref: cf SNG France 727-728, for similar types.
gordian_guyOct 01, 2014
2014-246-4_AE22ElaiousaSebasteHeadZeusNike-Forum.jpg
2014.246.47 viewsElaiousa-Sebaste (c. 150-50 BC)

AE22; 7.90 g; 12h;
Obverse: Head of Zeus right; ΑΡ behind.
Reverse: ΕΛΑ-ΙΟΥΣΙΩΝ downward in left field; Monogram off left edge of flan; Nike advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand.
Ref: cf SNG France 1151;
gordian_guyOct 01, 2014
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Sumerian Cuneiform (Back)7 viewsSpongeBobSep 30, 2014
Sumerian_Cuneiform_(Obverse).jpg
Sumerian Cuneiform (Front)5 viewsSpongeBobSep 30, 2014
Vespasian_AR-Den_IMP-CAESAR-VESPASIANVS-AVG_IVDAEA_RIC-II-15_RIC-new-2_RSC-226_Rome_69-70-AD_Q-001_7h_16,5-18,5mm_2,81gx-s.jpg
020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 015, RIC-New 2, Rome, IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, #136 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 015, RIC-New 2, Rome, IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAESAR-VESPASIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,6-18,5mm, weight: 2,81g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 69-70 A.D., ref: RIC-II-15, p-, RIC-new-2, RSC-226, BMC-35,
Q-001
quadransSep 30, 2014
Istvan-III_U-81_C1-119_H-140_Q-002_h_mm_g-s.jpg
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #0132 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #01
avers:- .
revers:-
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-081, CHN-1-119, Huszar-140,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransSep 30, 2014
sphinx_amphora_ae_res_b.jpg
IONIA, CHIOS6 views2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
AE 10.5 mm 1.02 g
O: SPHINX SEATED L
R: AMPHORA
laneySep 30, 2014
Celtic-Tetradrachm_Kugelwange-type_Laur-Zeus-head-right_Horse-trotting-left-circle-above_Göbl-_Q-001_2h_22,5-26,5mm_6,40g-s.jpg
Celtic AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type, Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, #730 viewsCeltic AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type, Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, #7
avers:- Laurate Zeus head right.
revers:- Horse-trotting-left, circle and dot in over the horse.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5-26,5mm, weight: 6,40g, axis: 2h,
mint: Kugelwange-type, date: 3rd. and 2nd. century B.C., ref: Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, p-89,
Q-007
quadransSep 30, 2014
claudius_nilus_res~0.jpg
(05) CLAUDIUS7 views41 - 54 AD
struck 50 - 51 AD
AE Diobol 24.5 mm, 5.44 g
O: Diademed head right
R: Nilus bust right; cornucopia behind, small Genius standing before
Year 11
Alexandria mint
cf BMC Alexandria 81, RPC I 5174
laneySep 30, 2014
RIC_11_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0011 Domitianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG PONT, Laureate head right
Rev: P P COS VII DES VIII, Curule chair; above, wreath
AR/Denarius (18.86 mm 3.38 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (4th Group)
RIC 11 (R2), BMCRE, RSC, BNF unlisted - Possibly the 4th known example of the type
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusSep 30, 2014
RIC_94_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0094 Domitianus12 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.33 mm 3.20 g 6h) Struck in Rome 82 A.D.
RIC 94 (R), RSC 598 , BMCRE 32
ex CGB E-Auction 75 lot 36793
FlaviusDomitianusSep 30, 2014
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ROMAN BATHS, BATH, ENGLAND (1)17 viewsThese celebrated Roman Baths were unknown until, in 1880, sewer workers uncovered the first glimpse of Roman structures under the Georgian Spa. This led to the discovery of the Roman Baths and their treasures.

The walls, columns and parapet that surround the Great Bath today were built in the Victorian period, and the "Roman" statues that gaze down upon the pool from the upper walkway are also Victorian.

This photograph was taken in the 19th century not long after the Baths were discovered and before the Victorian structures we see today were built.
*AlexSep 30, 2014
Licinius_II_-_RIC_272__P.jpg
RIC 2724 viewsLicinius II
officine P
2,66g
20mm
PYLSep 30, 2014
Licinius_II_-_RIC_272_S.jpg
RIC 2726 viewsLicinius II
officine S
3,67g
20mm
1 commentsPYLSep 30, 2014
Licinius_II_-_RIC_287__P.jpg
RIC 2874 viewsLicinius II
officine P
3,04g
20mm
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Licinius_II_-_RIC_298__P.jpg
RIC 2983 viewsLicinius II
officine P
2,70g
20mm
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RIC ???4 viewsLicinius II
officine P
3,33g
19mm
manque avec ce type de buste
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Licinius_II_-_RIC_256_var_S.jpg
RIC 256 variante4 viewsLicinius II
officine S
3,14g
21mm
manque au RIC avec cette étoile à droite,
habituellement située à gauche
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RIC 2634 viewsLicinius II
officine S
2,24g
20mm
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RIC 2643 viewsLicinius II
officine P
2,91g
20mm
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RIC 2643 viewsLicinius II
officine S
2,94g
19mm
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RIC 2643 viewsLicinius II
officine S
3,27g
19mm
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RIC 2595 viewsLicinius Ier
officine S
2,65g
20mm
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RIC 2673 viewsLicinius Ier
officine P
3,34g
20mm
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Licinius_Ier_-_RIC_267_S.jpg
RIC 2673 viewsLicinius Ier
officine S
2,97g
19mm
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Licinius_Ier_-_RIC_282__P.jpg
RIC 2823 viewsLicinius Ier
officine P
3,31g
20mm
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Licinius_II_-_RIC_256_S.jpg
RIC 2564 viewsLicinius II
officine S
1,87g
21mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_285_S.jpg
RIC 2854 viewsCrispus
officine S
2,88g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_296__P.jpg
RIC 2963 viewsCrispus
officine P
2,36g
20mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_296_S.jpg
RIC 2963 viewsCrispus
officine S
3,12g
20mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_297_S.JPG
RIC 2973 viewsCrispus
officine S
3,36g
20mm
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Licinius_Ier_-_RIC_259__P.jpg
RIC 2593 viewsLicinius Ier
officine P
3,94g
20mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_269_S.jpg
RIC 269 3 viewsCrispus
officine S
3,65g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_269_S_imitation.jpg
RIC 269 imitation3 viewsCrispus
officine S
3,35g
18mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_270__P.JPG
RIC 2703 viewsCrispus
officine P
2,20g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_270_S.jpg
RIC 2703 viewsCrispus
officine S
2,58g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_284__P.jpg
RIC 2844 viewsCrispus
officine P
2,40g
20mm
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_289_P_imitation.jpg
RIC 289 imitation3 viewsConstantin II
officine P
2,96g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_251_S.jpg
RIC 2513 viewsCrispus
officine S
2,54g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_261_S.jpg
RIC 2613 viewsCrispus
officine S
2,91g
19mm
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Crispus_-_RIC_269__P.jpg
RIC 2694 viewsCrispus
officine P
2,75g
19mm
variante avec un point avant la lettre P
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Crispus_-_RIC_269_P.jpg
RIC 2694 viewsCrispus
officine P
3,08g
19mm
variante sans point avant la lettre P
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_253__P.jpg
RIC 2533 viewsConstantin II
officine P
3,39g
21mm
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_265_S.jpg
RIC 2653 viewsConstantin II
officine S
2,46g
19-20mm
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_274_P_imitation.jpg
RIC 274 imitation3 viewsConstantin II
officine P
1,94g
17mm
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_274_S.jpg
RIC 2743 viewsConstantin II
officine S
2,75g
19mm
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Constantin_II_-_RIC_277_S.jpg
RIC 277 variante5 viewsConstantin II
officine S
2,75g
19mm
manque pour l’officine S avec un buste uniquement cuirassé
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RIC 281 variante4 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,03g
19mm
manque pour cette césure d’avers
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_291__P.jpg
RIC 2914 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
3,51g
20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_291_S.jpg
RIC 2913 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,92g
19mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_292_S.jpg
RIC 2923 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,35g
20mm
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RIC 2933 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,45g
19mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_266_S.jpg
RIC 2663 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
3,27g
20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_279__P.jpg
RIC 2793 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
3,61g
20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_279_S.jpg
RIC 2793 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
3,10g
18-20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_280__P.jpg
RIC 2804 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,75g
19mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_280_S.jpg
RIC 2803 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,10g
20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_258__P_var.jpg
RIC 2584 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,42g
19mm
variante avec point avant le P
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_258_P.jpg
RIC 2584 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,92g
20mm
variante sans point avant le P
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_258_S.jpg
RIC 2584 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,75g
18-20mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_266__P.jpg
RIC 2664 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
3,13g
20mm
variante avec un point avant le P
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_266_P.jpg
RIC 2664 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,81g
19mm
variante sans le point avant le P
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_249__P.jpg
RIC 2494 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,53g
21mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_249__P_var.jpg
RIC 2495 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
2,62g
19mm
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_249_S.jpg
RIC 2495 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
3,53g
20mm
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RIC 254 variante4 viewsConstantin Ier
officine S
2,85g
20mm
manque pour l’officine
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Constantin_Ier_-_RIC_258__P.jpg
RIC 2584 viewsConstantin Ier
officine P
3,86g
20mm
variante dans le traitement des boucliers au revers
deux boucliers au lieu de quatre
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niko.jpg
Kings of Macedon: Alexander III, 356-323 BCE2 viewsAE Half Unit: 17mm, 2.23g, 12h;vSalamis Mint, circa 323-315 BCE, Struck under Nikokreon.
Obv.: Gorgoneion in center of Macedonian shield
Rev.: Macedonian helmet, B-A/caduceus-N
Reference: Price 3162
John AnthonySep 29, 2014
philipin.jpg
Kings of Macedon, Philip II (359-336 BC)3 viewsAE16, 5.7g, 12h.
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia.
Rev.: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; youth on horseback left, N below.
John AnthonySep 29, 2014
Louis_XVI_-_Nantes.JPG
Nantes1 viewsargent
Procureurs de la ville et comté de Nantes
LVD. XVI. REX CHRISTIANISS.
"Louis XVI roi très chrétien"
Tête à droite de Louis XVI non signée
PROCUREURS DE LA VILLE ET COMTE DE NANTES
Écu ovale aux armes de Nantes (vaisseau Nantais voguant à à gauche au chef semé de mouchetures d'hermines. Timbré d' une couronne murale à hauts créneaux), entourée de la cordelièresur un cartouche entouré de la cordelière
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1743_-_Nantes.JPG
1743 - mairie de Nantes2 viewsargent
seconde mairie de René Darquistade, seigneur de la Maillardière
DE LA SECONDE MAIRIE DE Mr. DARQUISTADE
Ecu ovale sur un cartouche, des armes du Maire ( D' argent au chevron de gueules, accompagné de trois trèfles de sinople 2.1.), timbré d'une couronne de marquis
PATRIO CLAVUM SUSCEPIT AMORE
"Il prit le gouvernail par amour de la Patrie"
1743
Les armes de la ville de Nantes : vaisseau Nantais voguant à gauche. Au chef chargé d' hermines. Surmonté d'une couronne comtale, le tout entouré de la cordelière
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