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Titus as Caesar RIC-5329 viewsAR Quinarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V532 (R3), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP P TR P CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Acquired from GB Collection, June 2016.

An extremely rare quinarius struck for Titus Caesar in 73, the year of his joint censorship with Vespasian. What makes this coin notable is the spelling of 'AVGVST' in the reverse legend. More commonly it is spelled as 'AVGVSTI'. Apparently this is the second known specimen, the other specimen is in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, cited by RIC.

For a quinarius, this is in fairly good condition. Well centred with an agreeable portrait.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJun 26, 2016
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115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 327F, Antioch, *E//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #13 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 327F, Antioch, *E//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-AVR-CARINVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F)
revers: VIRTVS-AVG-G, Carinus standing left receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter (or Carus). Star over victory, E in lower centre, XXI in ex.
exerg: *E//XXI, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 4,02g, axes: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 3rd. emiss. date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II-327F,
Q-001
quadransJun 25, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, E//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,5 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, E//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: E//XXI, diameter: 19,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,69g, axis:5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotless series" 4th. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 25, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, S•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,9 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, S•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: S•//XXI, diameter: 20,8-22,8mm, weight: 3,61g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 7th officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 25, 2016
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Augustus moneyer series12 viewsCAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT.
Bare head right.

P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR AAAFF.
Large S C.

RIC 427.

9.92g

Ex Londinium

Much nicer in hand
Jay GT4Jun 25, 2016
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Ebusus, Ibiza, Balearic Islands1 views2nd cent. B.C.
Bronze Semis
8.4 gm, 20 mm
Obv.: Bes standing facing holding mace and snake, palm branch to left
Rev.: Phoenician legend 'YBShM above Phoenician numeral 50 (20+20+10 mark of value)
SNG BM Spain 348
JaimelaiJun 25, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Female and Emperor, #211 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Female and Emperor, #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: Γ//XXI, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 3,94g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925, p-120,
Q-002
quadransJun 25, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, H•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,11 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, H•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: H•//XXI, diameter: 19,5-22mm, weight: 4,02g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 4th officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 25, 2016
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Valerian, AD 253-2601 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 23mm, 3g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 254
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SALVS AVGG; Salus stg. l., holding scepter in l. hand, feeding serpent rising from altar.
Reference: RIC Va 121, p. 47. 16-178-61
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Valerian, AD 253-2600 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 20x24mm, 3.2g, 12h; Asia mint, AD 255-6
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVGG; Two emperors standing facing one another, sacrificing over lighted altar, with the one on the left holding an eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand, and the one on the right holding a parazonium in his left.
Reference: RIC Va 285, p. 60. 16-177-35
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Philip I, AD 244-2490 viewsAR Antoninianus, 27mm, 3.7g, 7h; Rome mint, AD 248
Obv.: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: SAECVLARES AVGG; Lion advancing right // I
Reference: RIC IVc 12, p. 70. 16-176-125
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Gordian III, AD 238-2440 viewsAR Antoninianus, 29mm, 3.5g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 242
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PM TR P IIII COS II PP, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left arm on lyre.
Reference: RIC IVc 88, p. 25. 16-175-39
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Victorinus, AD 269-2711 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 2.9g, 19mm, 6h; Cologne mint.
Obv.: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Rev.: PAX AVG. Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. Star in right field.
Reference: RIC Vb 116 var. (116 has star in left field), p. 397
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Philip II, AD 244-2491 viewsAR Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.7g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 246.
Obv: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENT, Philip II standing left, holding globe and globe and transverse spear.
Ref.: RIC IVc Philip II 216c, p. 95. 16-186-75
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Antoninus Pius, AD 139-1610 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.1g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 144
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP; Laureate bust right.
Rev.: COS III DES IIII, Virtus (or Roma) holding spear reversed and parazonium.
Reference: RIC III 118, p. 41. 16-189-39
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Galerius as Caesar, AD 293-3051 viewsAE Follis, 27mm, 10.3g, 12h; Trier mint, AD 295
Obv.: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES; Laureate head right.
Rev.: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopia; A in left field // TR
Ref.: RIC VI Treveri 158b, p. 180. 16-195-55
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Vabalathus and Aurelian, AD 270-2751 viewsBillon Tetradrachm, 22mm, 9.1g, 12h; Alexandria mint, AD 270
Obv.: AVT K Λ Δ AVPHΛIANOC CEB; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right. L and A in fields (RY 1)
Rev.: I A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN V AVT CP; Laureate, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reference: Emmett 3914, p. 199
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Quintillus, AD 2701 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 18mm, 2.3g, 12h; Mediolanum mint, 270
Obv: IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: FIDES MILIT, Fides standing facing, head left, holding standard in either hand // S
Reference: RIC Va 52, p. 244. 16-192-75
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 927, Tripolis, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, wreath-up//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,13 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 927, Tripolis, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, wreath-up//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers: IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C)
revers: CLEMENTIA-T-EMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle, in upper center field wreath.
exerg: wreath-up//XXI, diameter: 19-21mm, weight: 4,11g, axes: 5h,
mint: Tripolis, date: 280 A.D., 2nd. emiss., ref: RIC V-II 927, p-121,
Q-001
quadransJun 25, 2016
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Postumus, AD 260-2690 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 20mm, 2.8g, 12h; Colonia Agrippina Mint, 268 AD.
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PAX AVG Pax standing front, her head turned to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a transverse scepter in her left.
Reference: RIC Vb 318, p. 363. 16-191-45
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Titus, AD 79-810 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.3g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 80
Obv.: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, laurel wreath on curule chair.
Reference: RIC II Titus 25a, p. 119. 16-184-75
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Julius Caesar, b. 100 BC - d. 44 BC0 viewsAR denarius, 19mm, 3.4g, 9h; Traveling military mint, 49-48 BC
Obv.: Elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent // CAESAR
Rev.: Symbols of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
Reference: Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. 16-188-176
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Caracalla, AD 198-2171 viewsAE30, 15.2g, 6h; Rabbathmoba, Palestine, dated CY 105 = AD 210-211.
Obv.: AVT K M AV ANTUNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PABBAΘ-MUBUN, Ares standing facing on square base decorated with pilasters, and holding sword, spear and round shield. Lighted torch to left and right. Date P-E across fields.
Ref.: Spijkerman 27, Rosenberger 16. 16-190-65
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Maximinus I Thrax, AD 235-2381 viewsAR denarius, 20mm, 3.0g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 235-6
Obv.: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG; Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVG; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch.
Reference: RIC IVb 16, p. 141 16-185-125
Notes: early bust akin to Severus Alexander.
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Florianus, AD 2760 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.5g, 6h; Rome mint, 276
Obv: IMP C FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Rev: FIDES MILIT, Fides standing left, holding vertical scepter and ensign // XXIE
Reference: RIC Va 30, p. 352, 16-193-79
John AnthonyJun 25, 2016
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Cilicia Aigeai 2nd-1st century B.C.0 viewsCilicia Aigeai Æ
After ca. 164 B.C.
22mm 7.04gm
Obv: laureate head Zeus right
Rev: Athena standing head left,
holding Nike and resting hand on shield,
spear in crook of arm, EP to left

Bloesch 224, SNG BN 2308
SNG Levante 1676
sean c2Jun 25, 2016
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MN Fonteius C.F. Denarius2 viewsMn Fonteius C.F.
C. 85 BC
22.4mm 3.813gm
Rome mint
Ob: Mn FONTEI C F (MN and NT monogram)
Laureate head of Vejov right, thunderbolt below,
Roma monogram below chin
Rev: Cupid seated on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above,
thyrsus of Bacchus in ex, all within laurel wreath
RSC l Fonteia 9, Sydenham 724,
BMCRR 2476, Crawford 353/1a,
SRCV l 271
sean c2Jun 25, 2016
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1998 ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1998 DOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6B1 viewsOBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. The coin differs with a Circular legend

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 20.35mm

Weight 2.2gm

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire.

This coin is listed in CLBC as rare, it differs from the normal coin is the circular legend. Other variations of this coin appear in Isaacs attire. This coin brags of a beautiful green Patina and an unusually detailed reverse.
SimonJun 24, 2016
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER3 views222 - 235 AD
AE 23 mm, 7.42 g
O: [IMP C] M AVR [SEV A]LEXAND AVG, Bust draped and cuirassed, laureate, right
R: Demeter resting on a long torch, holding corn-ears (with poppy?)
Thrace, Deultum
cf. Varbanov II:(1) 2248 Demeter holding corn-ears (Jurukova 91) and (2) 2249 Demeter holding corn-ears with poppy.


laneyJun 24, 2016
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Rubrius Dossenus, Denarius0 viewsRubrius Dossenus. AR Denarius

RRC 348/1
87 bc

Av: Veiled head of Juno right; behind, [sceptre and DOS].
Rv:Triumphal chariot right; in exergue, L. RVBRI. [above: victory with wreath]

Unfortunately the coin shows not all of the design - but what is shown looks good....

Ex ArtemideAste, Antiquities 4, 19/20.03.2016, # 88
NorbertJun 24, 2016
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Republic, Sextans9 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
She-wolf suckling twins, in exergue two pellets.
ROMA in right field. Eagle standing right, holding flower in beak. Behind, two pellets
29 mm, 24.22 gr
Ref : RCV # 609, Sydenham # 95, Crawford # 39/3
Potator IIJun 24, 2016
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L. Flaminius Chilo, Denarius 15 viewsRome mint, 109 or 108 BC
Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind head and X below chin
L·FLAMINI/CILO in two lines at exergue. Victory in prancing biga right
19 mm, 3,83 gr
Ref : RCV # 179, RSC Flaminia # 1, Sydenham #540, RBW # 1144, Crawford # 302/1.
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
3 commentsPotator IIJun 24, 2016
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M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Denarius19 viewsRome mint, c. 69 BC
Male head right (Mercury ?) with flowing hair. Behind symbol
M·PLAETORI – CEST·EX·S·C Winged caduceus
18 mm, 3,86 gr
Ref : RCV #344, RSC Plaetoria # 5, Sydenham # 807, RBW # 1453, Crawford # 405/5
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsPotator IIJun 24, 2016
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Trajan Decius, Semis12 viewsRome mint, AD 249-250
IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust right
Mars standing left, holding spear and shield. S|C in field
19 mm, 4,71 gr
Ref : RIC # 128, Cohen # 102

Potator IIJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. VALENTINIAN II. AE4 of Siscia. 0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG. Victory walking left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left; in exergue, BSIS•.
RIC IX : 39a
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.388 - 392. VALENTINIAN II. AE4 of Cyzicus. 0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory advancing left, carrying trophy over right shoulder and dragging captive with left hand; in left field, ; in exergue, SMKB.
RIC IX : 26a
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of Antioch. 0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: VRBS ROMA. Roma seated on cuirass facing left, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left; in right field, ✱; in exergue, ANTB.
RIC IX : 51.
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of SISCIA. 0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Valentinian II advancing right, holding labarum in his left hand and dragging barbarian by the hair in his right; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC IX : 38a
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.395 - 401. HONORIUS. AE3/4 of Alexandria. 0 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI. Honorius, standing facing, head right, holding spear and resting his left hand on shield, being crowned by Victory standing facing left beside him; in exergue, ALE-.
RIC X : 76. Weight 2.2gms.
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.367 - 378. GRATIAN. AE3 of Rome. 0 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Victory walking left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left; in exergue, RSECVNDA.
RIC IX : 24c.
SCARCE
*AlexJun 24, 2016
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Julian II RIC 370 Siscia, 355-360 CE1 viewsObverse: DN IVLIANVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, M to left, DSIS-Zigzag in ex
RIC VIII Siscia 370, 16.9 mm., 2.2 g.
NORMAN KJun 24, 2016
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Magnus Maximus, RIC VIII 26a Arles, 383-388 CE.2 viewsMagnus Maximus AE2
Obverse: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPB, Emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman.
PCOM in ex. Arles mint, 24.1 mm, 4.4 g.
NORMAN KJun 24, 2016
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1787 Colonial Shilling0 viewsNORMAN KJun 24, 2016
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Struck A.D.367 - 375. GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia. 1 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Gratian advancing right, holding standard in his left hand and dragging captive by the hair with his right; in exergue, •SMAQS.
RIC IX : 11c | LRBC : 1017-22.
SCARCE
*AlexJun 23, 2016
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Lesbos, Mytilene. Antoninus Pius AE18 3 viewsObv: ΑVΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝ[ΟС?] / Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev: ΜVΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ / female figure (Tyche?) standing, facing, head, l., holding patera and transverse sceptre
RPC IV, 2627
ancientoneJun 23, 2016
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Mysia - Lampsakos2 viewsAR trihemiobol (1.1g)
c.500-450 BC
O - Janiform female head
R - Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square
Sear 3879
mauseusJun 23, 2016
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RPC-2467-Titus21 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2467 (31 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l.
Acquired from Nova Coins, eBay, June 2016.

Most of Titus' coinage struck at Alexandria occur during his second regnal year. The Homonoia type is by far the most common. The style is crude but very distinctive and quite attractive.

Old cabinet toning with an appealing portrait
3 commentsDavid AthertonJun 23, 2016
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Struck A.D.401 - 403. EUDOXIA. Wife of Arcadius. AE3 of Antioch. 1 viewsObverse: AEL EVDOXIA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Eudoxia facing right; above, hand holding wreath.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated facing right, inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus; in exergue, ANT followed by A or Δ, the exact officina is uncertain.
RIC X : 104
*AlexJun 23, 2016
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Struck A.D.392 - 395. ARCADIUS. AE3 of Constantinopolis. 2 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIUS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius on horseback advancing right, his right hand raised; in exergue, CONSΔ.
RIC IX : 89c
RARE
*AlexJun 23, 2016
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India, Gandhara Janapada - Bent Bar "Shatamana"3 viewsIndia
Gandhara Janapada
Shatamanas - Bent Bar
600-400 B.C.
45mm 11,4g
MatteoJun 23, 2016
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS0 views138 - 161 AD
Æ 25 mm, 7.00 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius right; c/m: bust right within circular incuse
R: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left.
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Laodicea ad Mare.
laneyJun 23, 2016
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036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-486.g, avers, please click on the picture,33 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-486.g, avers, please click on the picture,
avers:- +TEMPORE IO GVBERnATOR, Crowned Bohemian Lion advancing left in circle; border of dots.
revers:-
diameter: mm, weight: 0,00g,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: h-S, by (Pohl).
date: 1447-1450 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-486.g, CNH-2-157A, Huszar-620,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2016
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036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-486.g, revers, please click on the picture,32 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-486.g, revers, please click on the picture,
avers:-
revers:- Rozette MOnETA•REGnI•VnGARIE, Patriarchal cross in circle, mint-mark on each side (•/h-S); border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: 0,00g,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: •/h-S, by (Pohl).
date: 1447-1450 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-486.g, CNH-2-157A, Huszar-620,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2016
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Silver-Drachm of Alexander III, (the great) , 356-323 BCE1 viewsSilver Drachm of Alexander III, (the great), 336-323 BCE
Obverse - Head of Heracles in lion-skin right
Reverse - Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle
16 mm diam. 3.7 g, Macedonia mint
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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KINGS OF THRACE, Lysimachus (Lysimachos) 306-281 BCE. Ae. Uncertain mint. 1 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY.
Lion jumping right, spearhead below.
SNG Copenhagen 1149.
20 mm., 5.9 g.
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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Antiochus IX Kyzikenos1 viewsSeleukid Kings of Syria. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos) Æ18. Uncertain mint, probably in Phoenicia. Struck 112-101 BCE.
Obverse Winged bust of Eros right
Reverse: BASILEOS ANTIOCOU FILOPATOROS Nike advancing left, holding wreath; no controls or date visible. SC 2388; HGC 9, 1254; cf. DCA 300. 5.5g, 20.2mm,
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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Ptolemy IV Philopator 221 - 204 BCE3 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, head left, cornucopia left, EP monogram between legs. 15.1 g, 28.2 mm, ALEXANDRIA MINT, WEISER 93,NOESKA 165; SVORONOS 975 (e, PTOLEMY III) SNG COP 230 (E); BMC PTOLEMIES P. 47, 15-16 (E, PTOLEMY III)

Most references list this type with an E control symbol. Weiser and Noeska identify the E as an EP monogram, the p formed by a small arc in the inside upper corner of the E. The “P” is rarely visible but is clear on this example. Forum - GP42312
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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S.782 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin, probably Kent or East Anglia
S.782
Series Z
O: Haunted-appearing (almost ghostly) face (?Christ)
R: Hound or wolf standing with curled tail

This unusual sceatta was probably produced in Kent or East Anglia, and the bearded face is probably Christ. The reverse is a skinny quadriped, with a curled tail circling through its legs.

The origin of this design seems to have heavy Roman and Byzantine influences. The obverse bust parallels similar images of Christ found on contemporary Byzantine coins and Christian tokens that pilgrims would have brought back from the Holy Land. The face has a fairly haunted appearance, and is expressionless.

The reverse is a little more tricky. Anna Gannon (Coins, Images, and Tales from the Holy Land, in Studies in Early Medieval Coinage vol 2) suggests that it represents a stag, which would have had a religious meaning. In my opinion, however, even with the primitive art of the time, it's hard to call that a stag, as the small linear "horns" really look more like ears. Other scholars call the creature a hound or wolf, with origins in Celtic imagery (such as the "Norfolk wolf", which is also of East Anglian origin). Alternatively it has been suggested (Charles Wood, private correspondence) that the creature might be a crude copy of the Roman wolf, nursing Romulus and Remus, as appears on many earlier Roman coins. This imagery occurs on a later East Anglian coin, that of Aethelberht II. The East Anglian ruling dynasty in the 7th century was the Wuffingas, a name that probably means "kin of wolves", and the wolf may have been a representation of the dynasty.

This coin probably dates from the early 8th century. The legends are illegible, and could be erroneous copies of Greek, of which the Anglo-Saxons would have presumably known little.

Ex- Charles Wood
NapJun 23, 2016
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(0218) ELAGABALUS2 views218-222
Æ 25mm., 11.74g.
O: AVT K M AV ANTWNINOC Laureate head r. , with slight drapery.
R: ANTIOXЄΩNM()KO Tyche seated l. on rocks, holding grain ears; below, river god Orontes swimming l.;
Δ-Є and S-C across field
Syria, Antioch; cf Butcher 476
laneyJun 23, 2016
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Faustina II AE 21 Brockage, Unknown Provincial Mint 1 viewsFaustina II AE 21 c. 161 CE.
Obverse: FAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Reverse: Incuse of obverse.
21 mm., 6.5 G.
Very nice example of a brockage coin with a near complete incuse of reverse strike.
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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Faustina II AE 21 Brockage, Unknown Provincial Mint 5 viewsFaustina II AE 21 c. 161 CE.
Obverse: FAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Reverse: Incuse of obverse.
21 mm., 6.5 G.
Very nice example of a brockage coin with a near complete incuse of reverse strike.
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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PTOLEMY VI AE 22 MM , 180-176 BCE3 viewsPTOLEMY VI AE 22 Diobol. Struck 180-176 B.C.E.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOY BAEILEWE, two eagles standing left on a thunderbolt ; cornucopia before.
SVORONOS 1426, Sng Cop 315. 21.8 mm., 7.9 g.
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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Constantine II, Siscia RIC VII 2202 viewsConstantine II, 334-335 C.E., AE3
Obverse : CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Laureate bust right, cuirassed
Reverse : GLOR-IA EXERCITVS-ITVS. Two soldiers facing and holding a spear two standards between them.
ESIS in ex. Siscia 18.7 mm., 1.7 g. RIC VII, 220 p. 453
NORMAN KJun 23, 2016
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Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901)5 viewsAR Double Florin
O: Crowned and veiled (Jubilee) bust left.
R: Sceptres divide crowned arms at corners.
22.6g
36mm
KM# 763
MatJun 23, 2016
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)17 viewsAR Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: NEPΩNOΣ KAICAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
R: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to left, H/IP (dates) to right.
Dated year 110 of the Caesarian era; RY 8 (AD 61/62).
27mm
13.4g
RPC I 4182; McAlee 258; Prieur 82.
1 commentsMatJun 23, 2016
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Constantinopolis AE3 RIC VIII 224 Siscia4 viewsObverse : CONSTANTINOPOLIS. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left holding scepter
Reverse : Victory standing on prow holding secpre & resting hand on shield.
Dot BSIS Dot in ex. Siscia mint 17.3 mm., 2.5 g. desert patina
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, RIC VII 86 Antioch 335 CE26 viewsObverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG; rosette-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.
In ex. SMANB , 17x18mm 2.0gm
2 commentsNORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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AEOLIS, AIGAI AE 10 1 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right
REVERSE: Head and neck of a goat, AIΓAE behind
Struck at Aigai, 300-200BC
.9g, 10mm
SNG von Aulock 1593; SNG Copenhagen 1
LegatusJun 22, 2016
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Abbasid Caliphate, al-Mahdi (AD 775-785)1 viewsAR dirhem struck in Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) mint in A.H. 163.

(23.5 mm, 2.96 g, 2 h)

Album 215.1. gVF.


الوسط Central Legend Marginal Legend حول الدائرة
الوجه
Obv. لا اله الا
الله وحده
لا شرك له There is no diety except |
(the one) God alone |
He has no equal In The Name of God. This dirham was struck in Madinat al-Salam in the year three and sixty and one hundred (163)
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بمدينة السلام سنة ثلث و ستين و مئة
الخلف
Rev.
محمد رسول
الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم
الخليفة المهدي
·

Muhammad is the Messenger /
of God, Gods Prayer /
and Salutations upon him PBAH/
The Caliph al-Mahdi
·

Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
Carsten BJun 22, 2016
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Abbasid Caliphate, al-Mansur (AD 754-775)1 viewsAR dirham struck in Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) in AD 772 (AH 155).

(25.4 mm, 2.83 g, 6 h). Anonymous type.

Dated A.H. 155. Album 213.1. VF.


الوسط Central Legend Marginal Legend حول الدائرة
الوجه
Obv. لا اله الا
الله وحده
لا شرك له
¨ There is no diety except |
(the one) God alone |
He has no equal In The Name of God. This dirham was struck in Madinat al-Salam in the year five and fifty and one hundred (155)
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بمدينة السلام سنة خمس و خمسين و مئة
الخلف
Rev.
محمد
رسول
الله
بخ بخ

Muhammad
The Messanger
Of God
(Bakh Bakh)

Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
Carsten BJun 22, 2016
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Caesarea Caduceus2 viewsSemis
Obv.: ΑVΤ KAIC NEP TPAIAN CЄΒ ΓЄΡΜ
Laureate head r.
Rev.: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ - ЄΞ ΥΠΑΤ B
Winged Caduceus

2.41g, 16mm
McAlee 501; Sydenham 230 (Caesarea)
klausklageJun 22, 2016
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RIC - (after RIC 705)1 viewsQuadrans
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: METALLI VLPIANI PAN
Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae.

2.22g, 16mm
RIC -, Woytek 616b (3 known)
klausklageJun 22, 2016
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Annie Galeria Faustina II 3 viewsObverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right hair in bun.
Reverse: Juno seated left holding patera in the right hand and a traverse rod in the left.
26.5 mm., 11.1 g.
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Faustina Junior, Trajanopolis AE 20 2 viewsTrajanopolis. Faustina II AE20. FAVCTEINA CEBAC, draped bust right / TPAIANOPOLEITWN, veiled figure of Hera standing left, holding patera & sceptre, altar at her feet.
Moushmov 5003, 21 mm diam., 8.0 g
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Faustina II, RIC 669 Rome. Wife of Marcus Aurelius2 viewsFaustina jr. Silver Denarius.
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair bound with fillet about forehead.
Reverse: CERES, Crese standard left chest, holding corn ears and short torch.
17-18 mm diam., 2.6 g
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Faustina II RIC 16511 viewsFaustina Junior AE Sestertius
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left holding patera & scepter. Peacock at feet. S C in field
24 mm diam., 11 g
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Sabina RIC II 1023 Rome, Wife of Hadrian 2 viewsSabina RIC II 1023 Rome, Wife of Hadrian
Sabina, AE Dupondius. Rome mint. 12.65 gr. before 137 CE. Struck 128 CE.
Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust right wearing tiaraReverse: Ceresm seated left on basket, holding grain-ears and torch. S C in exergue,
26 mm diam. RIC II 1023 (Hadrian); BMCRE 1900 (Hadrian); Hill 362, Cohen 70.
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Marcia Otacilla Severa, Empress of Rome 244-249 CE4 viewsMarcia Otacilla Severa, wife of Philip the Arab
Otacilia Severa AE30 of Antioch, Syria.
Obverse: MAP WTAKIL CEOVHPAN CEB, diademed & draped bust right on crescent.
Reverse: ANTIOCEWN MHTRO KOLWN D-e S-C, turreted & draped bust of Tyche right, ram leaping right above. BMC 543. 28 mm, 12.77 g
1 commentsNORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Laos: ໓໐ ₭ / 30 ₭ International Book Year, issued January 30, 1972 (Scott-226)1 viewsChildren learning to read, engraved by Jean Miermont (1915-1973)SpongeBobJun 22, 2016
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Faustine I, wife of Antoninus Pius, RIC 1163a Rome2 viewsCopper as, RIC III 1163(a), Van Meter 27/1, Cohen 42, SRCV II 4635, aVF, Rome mint, 12g, 27.6mm, 180°, 141 A.D.;
Obverse: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair piled on top
Reverse: AETERNITAS S C, Providentia standing left holding globe and scepter
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Faustine I, Wife of Antoninus Pius, RIC 1124 Rome3 viewsAE-As. Rome mint 25.8 mm diam. 11.4 g
Faustina, AE sestertius, posthumous, after 141 AD.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Reverse: AVGVSTA, S-C, Vesta, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding Palladium and sceptre. RIC 1124.
NORMAN KJun 22, 2016
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Vespasian / Neptune16 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.29 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck January-June AD 70.
O: Laureate head right, IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
R: Neptune standing left, with right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident, COS ITER TR POT.
- RIC 25 (R)
4 commentsNemonaterJun 22, 2016
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Titus / Neptune15 viewsTitus. As Caesar, AR Denarius (19mm, 3.16 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 73.
O: Laureate bust right, T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS.
R: Neptune standing left, with right foot on globe, nude except for cloak hanging down behind from shoulders, holding acrostolium and scepter, NEP RED.

Unpublished with CENS in the obverse legend. This type, reported by Harry Sneh to the RIC authors, will be 528A in the RIC II Addenda. This coin is the ex-Moonmoth example mentioned in the Gemini X catalog describing lot 637.
3 commentsNemonaterJun 22, 2016
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Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 335 - 330 B.C.30 viewsSilver stater, BCD Peloponnesos 218; SNG Cop 48; Traité III 776; BMC Peloponnesus p. 40, 57; HGC 5 201, gVF, well centered, toned, light marks areas of porosity, 12.150g, 24.7mm, Sikyon mint, c. 335 - 330 B.C.; obverse chimera advancing left on exergue line, right fore-paw raised, wreath above, SE below; reverse dove flying left, N left, all within olive wreath tied on right.

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesos between Corinth and Achaea. Sicyon was known in antiquity for its industries including wood sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors, Thebes, Corinth, Athens and Sparta.

*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
7 commentsSamJun 22, 2016
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Spain, Segobriga - Ampitheater0 viewsSegobriga is a former Roman city near Saelices, in the province of Cuenca in Spain. It is possibly one of the most important archaeological sites of the Spanish Meseta. The name Segóbriga derives from two words: "Sego" meaning victory and "briga" meaning city fortress. The translation would be "City of the Victory" or "Victorious City." The site includes an amphitheatre, theater, the city walls and gates, two thermal buildings or Roman baths, and the Forum. There is also a necropolis, and the circus (Roman race track) is being excavated - its outline can be seen from the top of the hill.

The Amphitheater, 75m long and of an irregular elliptic shape, is the biggest monument of Segóbriga and had capacity for 5,500

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seg%C3%B3briga_Circo_04_JMM.jpg
Joe SermariniJun 22, 2016
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Spain, Segobriga - Theater0 viewsSegóbriga is a former Roman city near Saelices, in the province of Cuenca in Spain. It is possibly one of the most important archaeological sites of the Spanish Meseta. The name Segóbriga derives from two words: "Sego" meaning victory and "briga" meaning city fortress. The translation would be "City of the Victory" or "Victorious City." The site includes an amphitheatre, theater, the city walls and gates, two thermal buildings or Roman baths, and the Forum. There is also a necropolis, and the circus (Roman race track) is being excavated - its outline can be seen from the top of the hill.

Construction of the theater began under the emperor Tiberius and was completed during the Flavian dynasty, circa AD 79. The orchestra had three tiers of seats for VIP's and is preserved together with seats for spectators divided into sections according to their social classes. The upper cavea was built on the city wall on a vault over a street

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Theater_Segobriga.jpg
Photographer: Art Davis
25 September 2011
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 22, 2016
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Spain, Segobriga - Roman baths1 viewsSegóbriga is a former Roman city near Saelices, in the province of Cuenca in Spain. It is possibly one of the most important archaeological sites of the Spanish Meseta. The name Segóbriga derives from two words: "Sego" meaning victory and "briga" meaning city fortress. The translation would be "City of the Victory" or "Victorious City." The site includes an amphitheatre, theater, the city walls and gates, two thermal buildings or Roman baths, and the Forum. There is also a necropolis, and the circus (Roman race track) is being excavated - its outline can be seen from the top of the hill.

Roman Baths: The monumental baths were not only for hygienic reasons but also for social and business purposes.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seg%C3%B3briga_Termas_JMM.jpg
Joe SermariniJun 22, 2016
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Provinicial Nero & Agrippina, Ionia Smyrna, Struck 54-59 CE2 viewsIONIA. Smyrna. Nero (54-68). Ae. Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate.
Obverse: NEPΩNA ΣEBAΣTON AΓPIΠΠINAN ΣEBAΣTHN
Confronted busts of Agrippina Junior, diademed and draped, at left and Nero, laureate, at right.
Reverse: AY ΓEΣΣIOΣ ΦIΛOΠATPIΣ / ΖMYP
Nemesis standing right, holding out fold of dress; & caduceus; serpent at feet to right.
SNG Cop 1352, SGI 646, RPC 2479.
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS3 views193 - 211 AD
Struck 196-198 AD, under governor Statilius Barbarus
AE 27 mm, 12.31 g
O: AV KAI CE CEVHPOC ΠE Laureate, draped, curiassed bust right
R: HΓE CTA BAPBAPOV ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN Emperor riding a galloping horse right with transverse spear and flowing mantle
Thrace,Philippopolis; cf Varbanov 1193 (same dies; said to be unpublished, in collection of O. Gavrailov)
laneyJun 21, 2016
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RIC - (after RIC 432)0 viewsDupondius, 101-102
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Rad. r.
Rev: TR POT COS IIII P P
Roma seated l. on pile of arms, holding wreath

12.72g, 26mm

Woytek 109a, Bildvariante 2 (3 specimen), RIC -
klausklageJun 21, 2016
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Laos: ໗໐ ₭ / 70 ₭ International Book Year, issued January 30, 1972 (Scott-227)2 viewsScribe writing on palm leaves, engraved by Roger Fenneteaux (1913-2000)SpongeBobJun 21, 2016
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Laos: ໑໒໕ ₭ / 125 ₭ International Book Year, issued January 30, 1972 (Scott-C87)2 viewsFather teaching children to read palm leaf book, engraved by Claude Jumelet (1946- )SpongeBobJun 21, 2016
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Maximinus II RIC 207c Siscia3 viewsMaximinus II follis, 311 CE
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate bust right.
Reverse: GENIO AV-GVSTI , Genius standing left, modius on headn naked but for chlamys over shoulder, holding patera and cornucopia.
SIS in ex. Siscia mint. 25.3 mm., 6.9 g.
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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Severus II, RIC VI 26a Heracles3 viewsSeverus II AE follis
Obverse: FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES, laureate bust right
Reverse: GENIO POPLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with chalmys, cornucopia & pouring liquid from patera.
HTB in ex. Heraclea mint, 27.8 mm., 9.1 g.
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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Severus II, RIC VI 76 Aquileia3 viewsSeverus II AE follis
Obverse: IMP SEVERVS PF AVG, laureate bust right
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM AVGG ET CAESS NN, Fides standing facing, head left, holding two standards.
Mintmark AQP, Aquileia 28.2 mm., 10.1 g.
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS, FOLLIS RIC 30a Aquilia, 300 CE 3 viewsObverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right.
Reverse: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Monet standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
AQT in ex., 27.92mm., 9.4 g,
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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Constantius I, as Caesar, AE Follis, Lugdunum (Lyons) mint, 301-303 CE.2 viewsConstantius I, as Caesar, AE Follis, Lugdunum (Lyons) mint, 301-303 CE.
Obverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, with modius on head,
chalmys over shoulder, holding patera & cornucopiae, sacrificing over
altar to left, A to right, PLG in exergue.
27.68 mm., 10.3 g.
NORMAN KJun 21, 2016
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497 Hadrian, Cistophorus Aezani 128 AD Zeus Aezani standing2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 1390; Metcalf, Cistophori pag. 60, 49 Taf. 15, 220 ff; RIC II 497 note; RSC 275b

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Jupiter (Zeus Aezani) naked to waist, standing left, holding eagle and scepter.

9.20 gr
26,5 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJun 20, 2016
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Vespasian-RIC-143439 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
RIC 1434 (R), BMC 459 var., RSC 293 var., RPC 835 (14 spec.) var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Bust of woman, draped, wearing crown of towers, r.; EPHE in l. field
Acquired from Künker, June 2016. Ex Nudelman Numismatica Auction 10, 13 June 2011, lot 46.

RIC, alone among the major references, assigns a separate catalogue number to this rare variant with the mint mark behind the reverse bust. It's much more common to find the mint mark below bust. This variant seems to have been struck at a ratio of 1:10 compared with the common variety. A reverse type not struck at Rome.

Fantastic portraits in superb Ephesian style.
8 commentsDavid AthertonJun 20, 2016
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M. Herennius, Denarius1 viewsM. Herennius, AR Denarius

RRC 308/1b
108 - 107 bc

Av: Head of Pietas r., wearing diadem; behind PIETAS downwards;
Rv: Naked youth (one of the Catanean brothers, Amphinomus or Anapias) running right, carrying his father on his left shoulder; On l. M.HERENNI, Control mark P

Pietas in action on the reverse: The brothers from the town of Katane are said to have rescued their parents from the eruption of Aetna

Ex ArtemideAste, Antiquities 4, 19/20.03.2016 #59
NorbertJun 20, 2016
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Constantius II Silvered campgate, RIC 203 Siscia3 viewsConstantius II AE3, 326-327 CE
Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with two turrits & star above, dot DISIS in ex. Siscia mint
19 mm., 2.7 g.
NORMAN KJun 20, 2016
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Constantine I, RIC VII 86 Antioch 335 CE6 viewsObverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG; rosette-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.
In ex. SMANB , 17x18mm  2.0gm. Nice desert patina
NORMAN KJun 20, 2016
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RIC 0425 Domitianus11 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.27 mm 3.147 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D (1st issue)
RIC 425 (R), RSC 194, BMCRE 88, BNF unlisted
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 20, 2016
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RIC 0439 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her left feet
AR/Denarius (20.21 mm 3.250 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 439 (R), RSC 202, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 98
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 20, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III--Odessos3 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.71 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right vis-a-vis draped bust of Serapis left, wearing Kalathos and holding cornucopia.
R: Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; E in right field.
Moesia Inferior, Odessos mint; Varbanov 4462 var.
laneyJun 20, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III2 views238 - 244 AD
AE 28 mm, 10.65 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, facing bust of Serapis.
R: Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; E in right field
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; cf Varbanov 1954 var.
laneyJun 20, 2016
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(0218) ELAGABALUS--Byblus2 views218 - 222 AD
AE 20 mm, 5.7 g
O: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Astarte, holding aphlaston and rudder, standing left within tetrastyle temple.
Phoenicia, Byblus; BMC 57; SNG Copenhagen 147.
laneyJun 20, 2016
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Aemilian, AE25, Viminacium, Moesia. July or August - October 253 CE4 viewsObverse: IMP C EMIL EMILIANO AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right,
seen from the back.
Reverse: PMS C-OL VIM, Moesia standing half left, arms outstretched
over a lion and a bull. Date AN XIV in ex.
25 mm diam., 8 g
NORMAN KJun 20, 2016
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Trajan, Silver Denarius, RIC 128 Rome5 viewsObverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laurel bust of Trajan right, drape over the left shoulder.
Reverse: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC. Victoria Standing left, holding a Crown in the right hand and a palm in the left.
RIC.128 - BMC/RE.328 - St.1128 - H1/471
17.9 mm., 3.4 g.
1 commentsNORMAN KJun 20, 2016
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4083 Arabia, Decapolis, Bostra Hadrian Æ 22 117-138 AD Arabia5 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 4083; Spijkerman 2, Kindler 16, BMC Arabia 3.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΡΑΒΙΑ
Bust of Arabia, r., wearing turreted crown and mantle blown out by the wind; in each arm, she holds a small figure of seated children

8.38 gr
22 mm
h
2 commentsokidokiJun 20, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Cynewulf)3 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Cynewulf
1.14 g, 13 mm diameter, die axis 2h ?

O: EΛNERED Rx (N and E ligaturated) (outward)
R: CΨNVVΓF
Motif: 4/4

Cynewulf was an early moneyer of Eanred. He also coined for archibishop Eanbald II.
DrogerJun 20, 2016
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Sear 11030 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 4.72g, diameter 23 x 20mm. Mint of Syracuse.Abu GalyonJun 19, 2016
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MACEDON, AMPHIPOLIS AE191 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus left
REVERSE: Two rampant goats
Struck at Amphipolis 187-168 BC
6.6g, 19mm
SNG ANS 118
LegatusJun 19, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, H//XXI, Female and Emperor, 43 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, H//XXI, Female and Emperor,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-OR-BIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: H//XXI, diameter: 21,7-22,4mm, weight: 3,42g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 19, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925var., Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, -/-//XXI, Female and Emperor, (No officina letter over XXI !)39 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925var., Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, -/-//XXI, Female and Emperor, (No officina letter over XXI !)
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//XXI, diameter: 20,4-21,7mm, weight: 3,74g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925var., p-120, (No officina letter over XXI ! Not in RIC ?)
Q-001
quadransJun 19, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos I Monophthalmos, 320 - 306 B.C., In the Name and Types of Alexander the Great.6 viewsSilver drachm, Hersh 29, Hersh Near East 2.1d, Price-, Müller Alexander -, SNG Cop -, SNG München -, SNG Alpha Bank -, gVF, dark toning, well centered, 4.000g, 18.2mm, 0o, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, struck under Menander, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, head of ram left on left; very rare.

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

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
1 commentsSamJun 19, 2016
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C. Titinius, Denarius1 viewsC. Titinius. AR Denarius

RRC 226/1b
141 bc

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, XVI.
Rv: Rev. Victory in biga right; below horses, C. TITINI; in exergue, ROMA.

I love these horses. In the context of the traditional depiction of biga on the republican denarii this must have been quite a revolution.
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Ex ArtemideAste, Antiquities 4, 19/20.03.2016
NorbertJun 19, 2016
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Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 B.C.)9 viewsPtolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC). Ae 18 to 21mm. 7 to 11g. Obv: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia before.1 commentsddwauJun 19, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great 359-336 BCE6 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 934, nice VF, Macedonian mint, 6.328g, 17.4mm, 0°, c. 359 - 336 B.C.E.
Obverse: head Apollo right wearing taenia.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, young male rider atop horse prancing to right, LO monogram below. 18.0 mm, 7.01 g.
Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.
NORMAN KJun 19, 2016
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Maximinus I AE Sestertius RIC 38, 235-238 CE2 viewsObverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing and holding scepter and branch. S C in field.
31.1 mm., 14.3 g.
NORMAN KJun 19, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,51 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: Γ•//XXI, diameter: 20,0-24,3mm, weight: 4,16g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 3rd. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 19, 2016
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MER RIC No: 41152 viewsMint: Tripolis Issue 2
Datation: January – June 276
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
Reverse: CLEMENTIA T EMP
Emperor in military dress stg. r., holding short eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter stg. l., holding long sceptre in l. hand
Exergue: *//KA
TacitusJun 18, 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida $50 Oct. 10, 1861 (Criswell-3B)3 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida $50 Oct. 10, 1861 (Criswell-3B)1 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Domitian/Minerva 92 AD15 viewsDomitian AR denarius, Rome mint, 92 AD
O: Laureate head of Domitian right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI.
R: Minerva left with thunderbolt, spear and shield, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
- RIC 737 (R2), BMC (Specimen acquired 1977), RSC -
3 commentsNemonaterJun 18, 2016
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Domitian/Minerva 86 AD13 viewsDomitian AR Denarius, Rome mint, 86 AD
O: Laureate head of Domitian right; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V.
R: Minerva right with spear and shield; IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P.
- RIC 425 (R), BMC 88, RSC 194
3 commentsNemonaterJun 18, 2016
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana: $2 Feb. 24, 1862 (Criswell-6)3 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana: $2 Feb. 24, 1862 (Criswell-6)4 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $4 Jan. 1, 1864 (Criswell-27)2 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $4 Jan. 1, 1864 (Criswell-27)2 viewsSpongeBobJun 18, 2016
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Ephesus, Ionia1 views280-258 BC
AE19 (19mm, 4.51g)
O: Bee with spread wings, E - Φ to either side, all within wreath.
R: Stag grazing right, quiver above; ΕΥΠΟΛΙΣ in ex.
cf SNG Cop 268; cf SNG München 60; Sear 4406
ex Kölner Münzkabinett 


EnodiaJun 18, 2016
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AR-No.TPSC 49/TB 12-B (NR)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 211-210 B.C

AE 14.51mm (Thickness 3.53mm), weight 3.67g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) & beth (B) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 49 below.
AradosJun 18, 2016
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Gallienus RIC 159 Rome4 viewsGallienus (253-268), Antoninianus, Rome, AD 261-262 , Obverse:GALLIENVS AVG,radiate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding cornucopiae right and scales left.. RIC V, 159; RSC 24; RCV 2966.
21.1 m., 4.1 g.
NORMAN KJun 18, 2016
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L. Thorius Balbus. Denarius. 1 viewsL. Thorius Balbus AR Denarius.

RRC 316/1
105 BC. (?)

Av: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin, ISMR (Juno Sispes Mater Regina) behind
Rv: Bull charging right, C above, THORIVS below, BALBUS in ex.

This moneyer was a native of Lanuvium and Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. Juno was worshipped at this city as the protectress of women, especially in pregnancy. The rushing bull is a type parlant of the moneyer's name.

ex Asta del Titano M3, lot#138
1 commentsNorbertJun 18, 2016
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AR-No.TPAS 18-93/AP3-C (NQ)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C

AE 18.85mm (Thickness 1.75mm), weight 3.06g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Club & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 18-93.
AradosJun 17, 2016
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Geta Silver Denarius, RIC 34b Rome3 viewsObverse: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed draped bust right.
Reverse: PONTIF COS, Minerva standing left, right hand on shield and holding a spear.
Rome mint, Struck 207 CE, 18.5 mm diam. 2.5 g
RIC 34b, RSC 104, SR 7186
NORMAN KJun 17, 2016
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Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.2 viewsBillon centenionalis, reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, unknown mintMatt PJun 17, 2016
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Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.2 viewsBillon centenionalis, obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, unknown mintMatt PJun 17, 2016
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LEG IX5 viewsMarcus Antonius. Denarius mint moving with M. Antony circa 32-31, AR 17mm., 3.54g. ANT AVG – III·VIR·R·P·C Galley r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow. Rev.
LEG – IX Aquila between two standards. Crawford 544/23.
From the J.P. Rosen collection and from the E.E. Clain-Setfanelli collection.
1 commentsAldoJun 17, 2016
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LEG XVIII LYBICAE9 viewsMarcus Antonius. Denarius mint moving with M. Antony circa 32-31, AR 18mm., 3.61g. ANT AVG – III·VIR·R·P·C Galley r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow. Rev.
LEG·XVIII·LYBICAE Aquila between two standards. Crawford 544/11.

From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
5 commentsAldoJun 17, 2016
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LEG XIX3 viewsMarcus Antonius. Denarius mint moving with M. Antony circa 32-31, AR 17mm., 3.78g. ANT AVG – III·VIR·R·P·C Galley r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow. Rev.
LEG – XIX Aquila between two standards. Crawford 544/35.
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
AldoJun 17, 2016
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Aelia Flaccilla (RIC 62, Coin #715)3 viewsRIC 62 (Scarce), AE Maiorina, Antioch, 383-386 AD.
OBV: AEL FLACCILLA AVG; Draped bust right with an elaborate head dress, necklace and mantle.
REV: SALVS REIPVBLICAE (ANTE); Aelia Flaccilla standing facing, head right, arms folded on breast.
SIZE: 23.9mm, 5.68g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 17, 2016
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3147A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian AE 120-21 AD Club in wreath3 viewsReference.
RPC 3147A; Pudill in GN 285, 2016 148

Issue Year 5

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET E
Club in wreath

1.84 gr
12 mm
6h
okidokiJun 17, 2016
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CRIMEA, GOLDEN HORDE, JUJID (with Genoese countermark)1 viewsAnonymous AE-Pul

Obverse: Inscription
Kaffa Genoese trading colony "Christogram" countermark

Reverse: Ornament (pentagram?)

Mint: Uncertain (Bulghar?)

Minted: 14th Century (?) cm - 1420 - 1475

Wt.: 1.78g

Ref: Lunardi -; Zeno #167674 ff; Retowski -
jimbomarJun 17, 2016
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Antoninius Pius, RIC II 967, 138-161 CE4 views
Antoninius Pius AE Sestertius
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right.
Reverse: TR POT XX COS III S C, Securitas seated on chair formed by two cornucopia, holding sceptre and resting left arm on the top of one of the cornucopia.
30.5 mm., 21.7 g.
NORMAN KJun 17, 2016
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Trajan 98-117 CE., Alexandria Egypt2 viewsAE Dichalkon 13 mm., 1.9 g Dated RY 7(103/104 CE)
Obverse: Laureate head right.
Reverse: Elephant walking right: LZ (date) above. Koln 460; LZ (date) above. Koln 460: Dattari (Savio) 1203; K&G
NORMAN KJun 17, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) BI antoninianus, Ticinum (RIC-492)12 viewsObv: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus left, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left
Rev: PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter
1 commentsSpongeBobJun 17, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Aurelian (270-275) BI antoninianus, Cyzicus (RIC-369)7 viewsObv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right
Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS; Victory standing right, holding palm and presenting wreath to Emperor, who stands left and holds spear
SpongeBobJun 17, 2016
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Ionia - Miletos1 viewsAR 1/64 stater
550-500 BC
O - Facing lion mask within dotted border
R - Two concentric squares of pellets around central pellet
RJO 59
mauseusJun 16, 2016
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Gaius Caligila 37-41 CE, AE As 3 viewsObverse : C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left.
Reverse : VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left on ornate chair holding patera and sceptre.
RIC I 38, 26.4 mm diam., 7.7 g
NORMAN KJun 16, 2016
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Divus Augustus AE As, RIC 81 [tib],3 viewsDivus Augustus Æ As. Struck under Tiberius, circa 31-37 CE.
Obvwesw: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left.
Reverse: / S-C either side of large altar, PROVIDENT in ex.
27.1 mm., 6.0 g. RIC 81 [tib], Cohen 228 [aug], BMC 146
NORMAN KJun 16, 2016
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Roman Bronze Eagle8 viewsAn ancient Roman bronze eagle statuette, dating to the 1st-2nd century C.E.
Length: 2.5 in.
weight: ~300g

Broken at the legs and the tip of the beak.
1 commentsSalaethusJun 16, 2016
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA6 views(0193) JULIA DOMNA
(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
b. ca. 170, d. 217
Struck 193 - 217 AD
AE 14 mm, 1.98 g
O: IOVLIA CEV CEBACTH, Draped bust right.
R: NIKAIEWN, garlanded, lighted altar.
Nicaea, Bithynia; cf. RecGen 392, SGI 2314
laneyJun 16, 2016
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CILICIA, ANEMURIUM3 viewsPseudo-autonomous issue.
ca. 27 BC - 98 AD
Æ 18 mm, 4.19 g.
O: Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis.
R: Poseidon standing facing, head left, holding dolphin and trident.
Cilicia, Anemurium; SNG France 693; SNG Levante 488.
1 commentslaneyJun 16, 2016
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(0198) CARACALLA5 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211-217 AD
AE 28 mm, 11.60 g
O: Confronting busts of Caracalla and his mother Julia Domna
R: Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrifcing from patera over flaming altar
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG 677 v.
laneyJun 16, 2016
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AR-No.ZTR 76/N´12-C (NP)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 184-183 B.C

AE 16.70mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 3.59g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 76 below.
AradosJun 16, 2016
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)17 viewsAR Hemidrachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea
O: ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤ, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
R: Nike advancing right with shouldered palm branch in left and wreath in raised right hand; legend to right.ΕΤ Δ. (Dated RY 4, 120 -121 A.D.)
13.2mm
1.7g
RPC 3, 3074; BMC 140f; Sydenham 255, Metcalf Conspectus 86a

Magnified 5x
2 commentsMatJun 16, 2016
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium0 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS P F AV
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: COL G I H PAR
Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder
20 mm, 5.06 gr, 3 h
Robinson, NC 1 (1921), 10, 9 var. (obv. legend)
Vladimir PJun 16, 2016
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CRIMEA, KAFFA GENOESE TRADING COLONY (1420 - 1475) AR bi-lingual asper0 views
Obverse: Arms of Genoa within Rhombus of dots, Latin inscription (DVX) (M)D CA(R) around

Reverse: Giray Tamga symbol within Rhombus of dots, Arabic inscription naming Khan Hajji Ginay of the Crimean Khanate as overlord around

Mint: Kaffa

Minted: 1425-1473

Ref: Retowski 205 - 219; ME5336
jimbomarJun 16, 2016
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AR bi-lingual asper0 viewsCRIMEA, KAFFA GENOESE TRADING COLONY (1420 - 1475)

jimbomarJun 16, 2016
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Domitian RIC-43914 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 439 (R), BMC p. 319 ‡, RSC 202
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
Acquired from Romae Aeternae, June 2016.

The second denarius issue of 86 records Domitian's 12th imperial acclamation. TR P V indicates it was struck before mid September. A fairly rare issue.

Obverse scratches, but I think the fine portrait redeems the coin.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJun 16, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Philippicus (711-713) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1455; MIB-21; DOC-9)6 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger and eagle-tipped scepter
Rev: Large M; cross above, date across field; Γ / CON
SpongeBobJun 16, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1680; DOC 29c; Anastasi 555 bis)6 viewsObv: ΘΟ FILOS; Theophilus facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding in right hand cross potent on base
Rev: +ΙΧΗLSCOS; Two busts facing, Michael on left, bearded, Constantine on right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross; Above heads, ✶

Requires Athena Ruby for proper rendering of legends
SpongeBobJun 16, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1922; DOC-35)6 viewsObv: IC XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: +ΕΙ ΔΕC; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
SpongeBobJun 16, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) AE trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2373; DOC 811; LPC 212.14; PCPC 246; Lianta-687)3 viewsObv: St. Demetrius standing
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger; two stars to left, Manus Dei to upper right
SpongeBobJun 16, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) AE assarion (Sear-2487; DOC 929; LPC 240.11; PCPC 261; Lianta-839)2 viewsObv: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds sword across knees
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus wearing stemma, holding lis and cruciform scepter; stars in field
SpongeBobJun 15, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) AE trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2486; DOC 927-928; LPC 236.6; PCPC 271; Lianta-836)2 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Demetrius
Rev: Andronicus standing holding patriarchal cross in each hand
SpongeBobJun 15, 2016
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Caria - Mylassa0 viewsAR tetartemorion
c. 420-390 BC
O - Forepart of lion left with head turned back right
R - Bird right with two pellets in incuse square
SNG Turkey I 944-6
mauseusJun 15, 2016
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Troas - Gargara0 viewsAR Tetartemorion
c.4th Cent. BC
O - Female head left
R - ΓAP, hydria
Probably unpublished
mauseusJun 15, 2016
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BCC J292 viewsJudaea - Procurators
Nero - Porcius Festus
AE Prutah 59-62 C.E.
Obv:NEP/WNO/C
within wreath.
Rev:Date LE KAICAPOC
(year five = 58/59CE) around
palm branch.
16.0mm. 1.54gm. Axis:330
Hendin III 653 (1351).
v-dromeJun 15, 2016
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Anonymous Didrachm / Quadrigatus5 viewsAnonymous. Silver Didrachm (6.80g, 22.5mm), ca. 225-214 BC. Uncertain mint.

RRC 28/3 or similar (Is there any resource to further discuss the anonymous quadrigati?)

O: Laureate head of Janus (Dioscuri?), two annulets atop head.
R: ROMA incuse on solid tablet in exergue, Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt and holding scepter, in galloping quadriga right driven by Victory.

ex Asta del Titano M3, lot#91
3 commentsNorbertJun 15, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III5 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.98 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, facing bust of Serapis.
R: Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; E in right field
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; cf Varbanov 1954 var.
laneyJun 15, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III3 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27.5 mm, 10.68 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of Serapis left.
R: Athena, helmeted, standing left, holding spear and resting right hand on shield' E in left field, W/N in right
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; cf Moushmov 785, Varbanov 1957
laneyJun 15, 2016
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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3193 (Estiot), RIC V-I 020, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Q/-//XXI, Concordia standing left,63 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3193 (Estiot), RIC V-I 020, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Q/-//XXI, Concordia standing left,
avers:- SEVERI-NA-AVG, Empress right, diademed, draped, on a lunar crescent. (E2)
revers:- CONCORDIAE-MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. "VI" in left field. (Concordia 3)
exerg: Q/-//XXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axes:5h,
mint: Antioch, iss-6, off-4, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-20, p-318, T-3193 (Estiot), C-,
Q-001
quadransJun 15, 2016
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1862 AE Lepton of Greek Ionian Islands as British Protectorate under Victoria1 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ•. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1862• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield at her side, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 16.5mm | Weight: 1.75gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 34

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when, in 1809, the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante). Britain immediately captured Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took possession of Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*AlexJun 15, 2016
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Philip I. RIC 28c Rome4 views
Silver Antoninian of Philippus I, 244-249 CE
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over
a modius left and cornucopiae.
Rome mint: 246 CE (5th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IViii, 28c, page 71 - Cohen 25
21.3 mm., 3.9 g.
NORMAN KJun 15, 2016
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Probus RIC 731 Siscia3 viewsProbus RIC 731 Alfoldi type 57, bust type F
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG.
Reverse: RESTSTVT O-RBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre. H in lower center field
Mintmark: XXI Siscia. 21.6 mm., 3.8 g.
NORMAN KJun 15, 2016
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Greek, Elymais, Kamnaskires IV3 viewsAR obol
c. 63/2 – 54/3 BC
8 mm., 0.59 gm.
Uncertain mint
Obv. Diademed male bust left, short beard, uncertain mintmark
Rev: Belos or Zeus seated left on throne, holding a small Nike in outstretched right hand and scepter in left hand
Van’t Haaff 8.2.3-1a (this coin, page 71 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Robert L3Jun 15, 2016
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Kamnaskires IV1 viewsAR obol, c. 63/2 – 54/3 BC
Van't Haaff 8.2.3-1a (this coin)
Robert L3Jun 15, 2016
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XV2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right/ LEG XV, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/30. 16mm, 3.23gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XVI2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right/ LEG XVI, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/14. 16mm, 3.56gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XVIII2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right/ LEG XVIII, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/33. 18mm, 3.69gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG VII4 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG VII, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/20. 18mm, 3.82g1 commentsAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG VIII1 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG VIII, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/21. 19mm, 3.76gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XI1 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG XI, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/25. 17mm, 3.45gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XII ANTIQVAE3 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG XII ANTIQVAE, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/9. 18mm, 3.33gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XIII2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG VIII, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/27. 19mm, 3.58gAldoJun 14, 2016
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CHORTIVM PRAETORIARVM5 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / CHORTIVM PRAETORIARVM, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/8. 17mm, 3.63g2 commentsAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG II2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right/ LEG II, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/14. 17mm, 3.14g
AldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG III1 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG III, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/15. 18mm, 3.69g
AldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG V1 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG V, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/18. 17mm, 3.49g
AldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG VI1 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG VI, legionary aquila between two standards. Cr544/19. 18mm, 3.80g
AldoJun 14, 2016
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CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM6 viewsMark Antony. 32-31 BC. AR Denarius. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right / CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards. Cr544/12. 18mm, 3.24g2 commentsAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG IV2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG IV, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/17. 15mm, 3.33gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG VIIII2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right/ LEG VIIII, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/22. 18mm, 2.74gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XII2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG XII, aquila and two legionary standards.. Cr544/26 29mm, 3.38gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XVII2 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG XVII, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/32. 19mm, 3.81gAldoJun 14, 2016
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LEG XX8 viewsMark Antony AR Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / LEG XX, Aquila between two standards - Cr544/35. 19mm, 3.75g1 commentsAldoJun 14, 2016
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332 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus helmet behind4 viewsReference.
Strack 210; Rome RIC 332; C. 338

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

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

3.2 gr
17 mm
h
okidokiJun 14, 2016
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AR-No.TPFA 112/NL12-D (NO)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 148-147 B.C

AE 13.34mm (Thickness 2.40mm), weight 2.09g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).

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

Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters nun (N) & Lamedh (L) in left field, Aradian era date 112 right.
AradosJun 14, 2016
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RIC 2694 viewsDenarius, 112 – 114
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Mars, nude, walking r. with spear and trophy.

3.14g, 20mm
Woytek 423v
1 commentsklausklageJun 14, 2016
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Dium Macedonia1 viewsObv: Laureate head of Trajan right
Rev: COL IVL AVG DIENSIS D-D
Athena standing left, holding phiale and scepter; serpents at feet

Chremidi, p. 179, No. 1 and Tab, 4, No. 9. Varbanov 3402
7.31g, 22mm
klausklageJun 14, 2016
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA6 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
b. ca. 170, d. 217
struck ca. 193 - 211
AE 21.5 mm 5.16 g
IOVLIA DOMNA C, draped bust right
ODHCEITWN, Demeter, standing right, holding long torch
facing Persephone, standing left, holding two corn ears and torch.
Thrace, Odessos; Varbanov 4358; AMNG 2272.
laneyJun 14, 2016
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Sear 10004 viewsConstans II ( 641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 4.38g, diameter 25 x 19mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina; struck in 644/5 [= regnal year IIII]. Abu GalyonJun 14, 2016
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Gordus Iulia, Lydia0 viewsAe. Poplius, magistrate
Obv: ΠΛωTЄINA CЄBACTH
Draped bust right
Rev: ЄΠI ΠOΠΛIOY ΓOPΔHNω
Zeus seated left on chair, holding patera and sceptre.

SNG München 189; BMC 18
2.89g, 16mm
klausklageJun 14, 2016
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Philadelphia, Lydia0 viewsObv: CEBACTH ΠΛΩTEINA
Draped bust right
Rev: ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN within wreath

SNG Copenhagen 382

2.14g, 17mm
klausklageJun 14, 2016
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M SERGIUS SILUS ROMAN REPUBLIC AR Denarius2 viewsOBVERSE: EX S C ROMA *, head of Roma right
REVERSE: horseman galloping left with sword & severed head held aloft, Q below horses leg, M SERGI below, SILVS in ex.
Struck at Rome 116 BC
3.66g, 18mm
Syd 534, Cr286/1, Sergia 1
1 commentsLegatusJun 13, 2016
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Syracuse, Sicily (Reign of Pyrrhus)6 views278-276 BC
Æ24 (24mm 11.98g)
O: Veiled head of Phthia left, wearing oak wreath; ΦΘΙΑΣ to left, Athena Parthenos facing behind, all within dotted border.
R: Thunderbolt; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΠΥΡΡΟΥ below, all within dotted border.
SNG ANS 835v (obverse symbol); Calciati II pg. 328, 184 Ds; Sear 1215v (obverse symbol)
Rare
ex Praefectus Coins


1 commentsEnodiaJun 13, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, B//XXI, Female and Emperor, 67 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, B//XXI, Female and Emperor,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: B//XXI, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 4,02g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 13, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Female and Emperor, #168 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Female and Emperor, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: Γ//XXI, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 4,96g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 13, 2016
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MACEDON, AMPHILPOLIS3 viewsCa. 410-357 B.C.
Æ 10.5 mm, 1.13 g
O: Diademed male head (perhaps Apollo), right
R: A-M/Φ-I, race torch.
Macedon, Amphipolis mint; cf. SNG ANS 88
laneyJun 13, 2016
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(0161) LUCIUS VERUS--MT. ARGAEUS4 views161-169
AE 20.5 mm, 7.09 g
O: ΑΥΤΟΚP ΟΥΗΡΟС СƐ[Β] laureate bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right
R: [ΚΑΙСΑΡƐωΝ Τ] ΠΡ ΑΡΓΑΙω ƐΤΟΒ Mount Argaios with tall conical top
Cappadocia, Caesaria; cf RPC 4 6870 (temp); SNG I 2240
laneyJun 13, 2016
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IONIA, SMYRNA7 views1st - 2nd Century BC.
Æ 17 mm, 4.25 g
magistrate
O: Turreted head of Tyche right.
R: ΣMΥΡNAIΩN Aphrodite Stratonikis standing facing, holding Nike with outstretched hand resting on short column; AΠΟΛΛΩNIΔΣ (magistrate's name) left; monogram in left field.
Ionia, Smyrna; cf. BMC 20
laneyJun 13, 2016
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Titurius L.f. Sabinus – Tituria-13 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 B.C. AR denarius (18 mm, 3.59 g, 7 h). Rome. Head of the Sabine king, Tatius, right; in right field, (TA) monogram (for Tatius) / L • TITVRI, two soldiers, facing each other, each carrying off a Sabine woman in his arms. Crawford 344/1a; Sydenham 698; Tituria 1; RCV 247.Bud StewartJun 12, 2016
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Vespasian / Titus Didrachm46 viewsVespasian AR Didrachm, Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
O: Laureate head of Vespasian right, AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC. (Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus)
R: Laureate head of Titus right, AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC. (The Son of Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus)
- RPC 1650
6 commentsNemonaterJun 12, 2016
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VBERITAS AVG4 viewsTrajanus Decius antoninianus
Antiochia mint
very rare
1 commentsTibsiJun 12, 2016
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PAX AVGVS8 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
TibsiJun 12, 2016
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VICTORIA AVG3 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
TibsiJun 12, 2016
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PAX AVGVSTI9 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
...GORIANVS... (instead of ...GORDIANVS...)
unique
TibsiJun 12, 2016
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ROMAE AETERNAE1 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
TibsiJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-117; KM#75)8 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: The Wendish Lindorm (Crowned Dragon)
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-109.jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-109; KM#81)4 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Norse lion left, E
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-118(1).jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-118; Gray-87a; KM#71)2 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Nettle leaf, solid center, with O at lower right, symbol of Holstein
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Syracuse, Reign of Pyrrhus2 views278-276 BC
Æ24 (24mm 11.98g)
O: Veiled head of Phthia left, wearing oak wreath; ΦΘΙΑΣ to left, Athena Parthenos facing behind, all within dotted border.
R: Thunderbolt; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΠΥΡΡΟΥ below, all within dotted border.
SNG ANS 835v (obverse symbol); Calciati II pg. 328, 184 Ds; Sear 1215v (obverse symbol)
Rare
ex Praefectus Coins

Phthia of Epirus was a Thessalian queen, daughter of Menon of Pharsalus and mother of Pyrrhus.
A rare coin not listed in HGC 2, SNG Cop, SNG Morcom, etc.
EnodiaJun 12, 2016
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Marc Antony Legionary Denarius Legion XII Antiquae11 viewsMark Antony. Denarius, 3.4g.. Mint moving with Antony, 32-31 BC.
Obv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C Galley right.
Rev: LEG XII ANTIQVAE Legionary eagle between two standards.
Crawford 544/9. Sydenham 1231. Sear, Imperators 363
2 commentsorfewJun 12, 2016
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841 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Africa OSTROGOTHS. Uncertain king. Follis circa VI cent.2 viewsReference. very rare
RIC 841; C 147. BMC 1714. MEC I, 66 for countermark.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate and draped bust right; in front XLII.

Rev. AFRICA
Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-trunk, holding scorpion and cornucopia; in front, basket of corn.

12.22 gr
26 mm
h

From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
okidokiJun 12, 2016
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1015.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 121-22 AD Nilus 1 viewsReference. very rare
Dattari 1801; Emmett 1015.6; RPC 3, 5358

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Nilus reclining left on hippopotamus, holding reed in right and cornucopia in left hand.

23.30 gr
35 mm
h

From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
okidokiJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-113; Gray-82; KM#85)3 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Gothic lion to left, nine hearts below (emblem of Jutland)
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-125(1).jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-125; Gray-91b; KM#67)3 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Crowned codfish, horizontal letter A to the right, symbol of Iceland
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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3 viewsSpongeBobJun 12, 2016
Ionia,_Smyrna,_AE-23_Apollo-r__SMYRNAIWN_ME_AK_H_Homer_seated_left_cc_100BC_Q-001_0h_23,5mm_12,11g-s.jpg
Ionia, Smyrna, (c.75-50 B.C.), AE-23, SNG Cop 1211, Homer seated left, Very Rare!89 viewsIonia, Smyrna, (c.75-50 B.C.), AE-23, SNG Cop 1211, Homer seated left, Very Rare!
avers:- No legend, laureate head of Apollo right.
revers:- ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ/MEΓAKΛHΣ, Homer seated left, holding book and resting chin on hand. Magistrate Megakles. Star in the field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 12,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date:c. 75-50B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1211, Milne 379, BMC Ionia ???, Very Rare !
Q-001
J.G. Milne,"The Autonmous Coinage of Smyrna, Section III," Numismatic Chronicle, 1928, p. 145 for this variety. The whole article is pp. 131-171 and Plates VII-VIII. In the description do not forget the star in the field. This is one of the latest of Smyrna's autonomous issues." by djmacdo . Thanks.
2 commentsquadransJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-111; Gray-81b; KM#84)4 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Uncrowned Slesvig lion, letter I below
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-116; Gray-86a; KM#89)3 viewsObv: Crowned F3
Rev: Swan right, with worm in beak and letter S at lower left

SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-126.jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-126; Gray-91c; KM#68)4 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Crowned codfish, horizontal letter N to the right, symbol of Iceland
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV (1588-1648) Pb Cash (UBJ-8; Gray-4; KM#9)3 viewsObv: DAN/NISB/ORG in three lines
Rev: IVP/TER in two lines; Named for the ship Jupiter, which left Copenhagen in 1623
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-96; Gray-73b; KM#87)7 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Lotus with 4 petals, with lines radiating between the petals
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV (1588-1648) Pb Cash (UBJ-10; Gray-21; KM#11)4 viewsObv: DAN/NISB/ORG in three lines
Rev: VOC monogram with D entwined at the base
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-118.jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-118; Gray-87a; KM#71)7 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Nettle leaf, solid center, with O at lower right, symbol of Holstein
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-125(2).jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-125; Gray-91b; KM#67)7 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Crowned codfish, horizontal letter A to the right, symbol of Iceland
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
UBJ-123(1).jpg
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-123; Gray-90b; KM#73)4 views Obv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Lamb to left, with flag, lowercase letter "b" below, symbol of Gotland, which was part of Denmark
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-141; Gray-73d; KM#88)3 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Lotus, with numbers "76 ", perhaps intended for 1667 with the 6 and 7 reversed
SpongeBobJun 12, 2016
Commagene,_Kings,_Antiochos_IV__Epiphanes__A_D__38-72__BA_I_E___ME__ANTIOXO__E_I_KOMMA-_HNON_Q-001_0h_27,5-28mm_12,8ga-s.jpg
Commagene, Kings, Antiochos IV. Epiphanes, (38-72 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-28, KOMMA-ΓHNON, Scorpion, R!84 viewsCommagene, Kings, Antiochos IV. Epiphanes, (38-72 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-28, KOMMA-ΓHNON, Scorpion, R!
avers: - BAΣIΛEΩΣ ME ANTIOXOΣ EΠI, Diademed and draped bust right, anchor countermark on the neck.
revers: - KOMMA-ΓHNON, Scorpion within wreath.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:27,5-28mm, weight:12,8g, axis:0h,
mint: Commagene, Kings, date:38-72A.D., ref: RPC 3854, BMC 6-7, SNG Cop 1, Sear Greek Imperial Coins 5507,
Q-001
quadransJun 12, 2016
002_Rhoemetalkes-I_AE-17_BASILEWS-ROIMHTALKOY_KAISAROS-SEBASTOY_SNGCop-1192_BMC-7-9_Moushmov-5782_Jurukova-200_11-BC-12-AD_Q-003_7h_16,7-17,6mm_3,67g-s~0.jpg
002p Augustus (11 B.C.-12 A.D.), Thrace, Kings, Rhoemetalkes I., RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, AE-17, #370 views002p Augustus (11 B.C.-12 A.D.), Thrace, Kings, Rhoemetalkes I., RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, AE-17, #3
avers: BAΣIΛEΩΣ-ΡOIMHTAΛKOY, Bare head of Augustus right.
revers: KAIΣAΡOΣ-ΣEBAΣTOY, Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes-II right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,6mm, weight: 3,67g, axes: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, date: 11 B.C-12 A.D., ref: RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, Moushmov-5782, Jurukova-200,
Q-003
quadransJun 12, 2016
002_Rhoemetalkes-I_AE-17_BASILEWS-ROIMHTALKOY_KAISAROS-SEBASTOY_SNGCop-1192_BMC-7-9_Moushmov-5782_Jurukova-200_11-BC-12-AD_Q-003_7h_16,7-17,6mm_3,67g-s.jpg
Thrace, Kings, 002 Rhoemetalkes-I. (King of Thrace), with Augustus (Circa 11 BC-AD 12), RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, AE-17, #382 viewsThrace, Kings, 002 Rhoemetalkes-I. (King of Thrace), with Augustus (Circa 11 BC-AD 12), RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, AE-17, #3
avers: BAΣIΛEΩΣ-ΡOIMHTAΛKOY, Bare head of Augustus right.
revers: KAIΣAΡOΣ-ΣEBAΣTOY, Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes-II right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,6mm, weight: 3,67g, axes: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, date: 11 B.C-12 A.D., ref: RPC I-1718, SNGCop-1192, BMC-7-9, Moushmov-5782, Jurukova-200,
Q-003
quadransJun 12, 2016
Sicily,_Syracuse,_Second_Democracy__466-405_B_C_AE-12-onkia_Head_of_Arethusa_r_SYPA_Octopus_Str-_440-430_BC_Sear-Greek-C-1184_CNS_9;_SNG_ANS_382_Q-001_0h_12mm_1,87g-s.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy, (466-405 B.C.), SNG ANS 382var., AE onkia, Octopus, Rare!79 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy, (466-405 B.C.), SNG ANS 382var., AE onkia, Octopus, Rare!
avers:- ΣYP(reversP)A, Head of Arethusa right, wearing necklace, hair in koymbos, dolphins before and behind the neck.
revers:- Octopus.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 10-11,5mm, weight: 1,86g, axes: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy, date: 440-430 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 382var., Rare!
Q-001
quadransJun 12, 2016
MYSIA,_Kyzikos,_002_Augustus_(27_BC-14_AD),AE-16_Bare_head_right_K-Y_Z-I,Torch_within_wreath,_RPC-I-2244,_BMC-210_R__Q-001_1h_15-16mm_2,59g-s~0.jpg
002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, RPC I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare ! 70 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, RPC I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare !
avers:- No legend, bare head right, border of dots.
revers:- K-Y Z-I in two lines to left and right of torch, all within wreath of corn-ears.
exe: K-Y/Z-I//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 1h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus, date: 63 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2244, SNG Tübingen 2277, BMC 210, SNG France 621, SNG von Aulock 7368,
Q-001
quadransJun 12, 2016
MYSIA,_Kyzikos,_002_Augustus_(27_BC-14_AD),AE-16_Bare_head_right_K-Y_Z-I,Torch_within_wreath,_RPC-I-2244,_BMC-210_R__Q-001_1h_15-16mm_2,59g-s.jpg
Mysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-16, RPC I 2244, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare ! 79 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-16, RPC I 2244, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare !
avers:- No legend, bare head right, border of dots.
revers:- K-Y Z-I in two lines to left and right of torch, all within wreath of corn-ears.
exe: K-Y/Z-I//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 1h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus, date: 63 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2244, SNG Tübingen 2277, BMC 210, SNG France 621, SNG von Aulock 7368,
Q-001
quadransJun 12, 2016
Anonymus,Interregnum,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(_336-323_B_C_),_Price_2072,_AE-14-half_u_Miletos_or_Mylasa_mint_Maced_-shield_Helmet_grain_ear-K_Q-001_8h_13,5-13,7mm_4,2g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, Anonymus, (336- 323 B.C.), Price 2072, AE-14 (half unit), Macedonia, Miletos or Mylasa mint, Macedonian helmet,90 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Anonymus, (336- 323 B.C.), Price 2072, AE-14 (half unit), Macedonia, Miletos or Mylasa mint, Macedonian helmet,
avers: Macedonian shield with dot in three circles in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents.
revers: Macedonian helmet (no B-A), corn-ear at lower left, K at lower right.
exerg: corn-ear/K//--, diameter: 13,5-13,7mm, weight:4,2g, axes:0h,
mint: Macedonia, Miletos or Mylasa mint, date: c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price 2072,
Q-001
quadransJun 12, 2016
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Galba, (68-69 A.D.)28 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
EGYPT, Alexandria
O: ΛOYK ΛIB ΣOYΛΠ ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEBA AYT Bust of Emperor right.
R: : EIPHNH, veiled bust of Eirene (Pax) right, caduceus over shoulder. LA = 1 year, 68 A.D.
22mm
10.21g
Köln 219; Milne 309; RPC 5328; Geissen 219; Dattari 302. Emmett 171.1.
3 commentsMatJun 12, 2016
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M. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus, Denarius3 viewsM. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus AR Denarius
RRC 405/3b
69 bc

av:Female Bust (of Proserpina?/Ceres?) right, hair gathered up in net; simpulum behind
rv:Winged caduceus; M•PLAETORI before; CEST•EX•S•C behind

Cestianus, a friend of Cicero, issued coins again only two years later, this time as 'AED CUR'.


ex Roma Numismatics Ltd, E-Sale 21 31 October 2015, lot 616
1 commentsNorbertJun 11, 2016
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2958 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian Æ 135-36 AD Perseus standing2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2958;

Issue Year 20

Obv AYTO KAI TP ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ Τ ΙΕΡ ΑС, ΕΤ - Κ (in field)
Perseus standing facing, holding head of Medusa and harpa.

3.30 gr
16 mm
h
okidokiJun 11, 2016
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1997 ELIZABETH II DECIMAL CuNi FIFTY PENCE0 viewsObverse: ELIZABETH II D.G.REG.F.D.1997. Diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right.
Reverse: FIFTY PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, left hand holding laurel branch, right holding trident and resting on shield; recumbent lion behind at her feet; 50 in exergue.
Proof issue struck from polished dies with frosted highlights.
Diameter 27.3mm | Weight 8.0gms
SPINK: 4351 PROOF (Small module)

This "Third Portrait" of Elizabeth II was Raphael Maklouf's first coin design and it was used on the coinage from 1985 to 1997 inclusive. Raphael Maklouf was born in Jerusalem in 1937 and came to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. The Royal diadem which the Queen is shown wearing on this coin is the one she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
*AlexJun 11, 2016
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Baduila - Rome - 10 nummi4 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 10 Nummi (3.84 g), minted in Rome ca 549-552. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet and Ostrogothic garment, DN BADV-ILA REX. Reverse: DN B/ADV/ILA/REX. Metlich 97a.1 commentsJanJun 11, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -1 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 2.58g

A mix up with the reverse legend and reverse type. The reverse legend should match with the Fides type instead of Spes. Bartosz Awianowicz has the opposite error with a BONA SPES reverse legend and a Fides reverse type.
maridvnvmJun 11, 2016
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AR-No.TPSC 49/T‘ 12-B (NN)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 211-210 B.C

AE 14.06mm (Thickness 2.51mm), weight 2.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) & ayin (‘) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 49 below.
AradosJun 11, 2016
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Roman Empire, Otho, Denarius CERES AVG 8 viewsSH79667. Silver denarius, Muona Otho 10b; Butcher-Ponting-Muona 6; ANSCD 1958.217.1; BnF III 1; RIC I 1 (7 spec. known, all minted with the same die-pair), Nice VF, the best portrait and most attractive of the seven known specimens, light rose toning, a few light marks and spots of porosity, Rome mint, weight 3.273g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, 9 Mar - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; obverse IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TRP, bare head right; reverse CERES AVG, Ceres standing left, grain-ears raised in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection

This is the rarest Otho denarius type and one of the rarest 1st century Roman denarii. Only two museums, Paris and ANS, hold examples. A further specimen was found in archeological context in Denmark in 1990s. Besides these, four additional specimens are known. This coin has the best portrait and is clearly the most attractive of the seven known. Jyrki Muona obtained it in 2002 at the NYINC from Glenn Woods.

Otho minted three separate issues. The first and second issues followed Galba's standard of 90% silver. Otho's third issue was debased to 80% silver. All coins of the third issue share the reverse legend PONT MAX, perhaps to make it easy to distinguish the debased coins. One might think our rare coin is simply a reverse legend error for Otho's third issue, PONT MAX Ceres type. However, as Butcher et al. have shown, this is not the case. If CERES AVG was a simple reverse legend error, the flan would be 80% silver. This CERES AVG type was struck on second issue 90% silver flans, probably during planning for the third issue, and perhaps only for testing. The type was apparently not distributed, and was withdrawn, and melted when it was decided to debase the coinage and use the PONT MAX legend. It appears a small number were released, most likely by mistake.
2 commentsJoe SermariniJun 11, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PEVR (sic) AVG COS I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONA SPES, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt.
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -, RSC -
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 10, 2016
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Anonymus Sestertius 1 viewsAnonymous Sestertius
RRC 44/7
211 bc

Av: Helmeted head of Roma; IIS behind
Rv: Dioscuri to r., below ROMA in linear frame

Ex Gert Boersema (NL) via MA-Shops; 27.10.1015
NorbertJun 10, 2016
aigeai_tyche_horsehead.jpg
CILICIA, AIGEAI2 viewsca 130 - 77 BC
AE 18 X 20 mm; 5.77 g
O: Turreted head of Tyche right.
R: Head of horse left; monogram to right.
Cilicia, Aigeai mint
laneyJun 10, 2016
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(0247) PHILIP II3 views247-249 AD
AE 24.4 mm; 11.24 g
O: MAΡ IOYΛI [ΦIΛIΠ]ΠOC (or similar), bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: [ΘECCAΛ]ONIKEΩN NE[ΩK], Nike walking left, holding apples and palm branch, prize urn containing one palm branch at her feet. Thessalonica, Macedonia; cf Varbanov 4738 var
laneyJun 10, 2016
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1060 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Triptolemos in chariot9 viewsReference.
Emmett 1060.18; RPC 3, 5920; Köln 1143

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Triptolemos in chariot, right, pulled by two winged serpents.

25.62 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidokiJun 10, 2016
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(0196) CARACALLA3 views196 - 217 AD
AE 25 mm; 8.65 g
O: AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right
R: UP AUR GALLOU NIKOPOLIT PROCI, eagle standing on altar between two military standards, wreath in its beak. .
Nikopolis ad Istrum (Magistrate Aurelius Gallus); Moushmov 1116
laneyJun 09, 2016
hadrian_eagle_alex_diobol.jpg
(0117) HADRIAN3 views117 - 138 AD
Dated Year 19 = 134/5 AD
Æ diobol 24.5 mm, 8.35 g
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEB, laureate and draped bust right
R: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left.
Egypt, Alexandria; Milne -, Emmett 1122 (scarce)
laneyJun 09, 2016
Heraclius_2C_M_BCC_B2.jpg
BCC b23 viewsByzantine - Caesarea Maritima
Base coin - Constantinople mint
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE follis 40 nummia
Obv: Traces of image.
REV: Large M, below, gamma. in ex. CON
Countermarks of Heraclian monograms
type 1f (var.) and type 2c, (Schulze et. al.)
23x28mm. 4.65gm.
v-dromeJun 09, 2016
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S.872 Eanred?/Herreth6 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Herreth
1.07 g, 13 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +DIHVOEDE
R: +HERREƉ
Motif: 1/1

This is an irregular issue: the obverse has an aberrant legend.
The Ɖ (back barred D) is quite rare for stycas. It only appears on HERREƉ and is often associated to an obverse blundered legend, as here.
DrogerJun 09, 2016
054_Macrinus_(217-218_A_D_),AE-27-Pentassarion__AV_K_OPPE_CEV-_Hera_and_Peacock_Markianopolis-Moesia_Inf_HrJ_(2014)-not_in_217-18-AD-Q-001_6h_26,7-27,7mm_12,24ga-s~0.jpg
054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 06.24.03.???, AE-27, Pentassarion, Hera and peacock,89 views054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 06.24.03.???, AE-27, Pentassarion, Hera and peacock,
avers:- AV K OΠΠ CEVH MAKPEINOC • M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAI •, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus facing bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian.
revers:- VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIA NOΠOΛEITΩN•, Hera in long garment and mantle, standing left, holding patera in outstretched right hand and
resting with raised left hand on scepter, Peacock at foot in left down, E in right field.
exe: -/-//E, diameter: 26,7-27,7mm, weight:12,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 217-218 A.D., ref: HrJ (2014) Not in this variation, Varbanov (2005) Not in -,
Q-001
quadransJun 09, 2016
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AE-25, G-300, D-401, Alexandria, LS, Serapis bust right,88 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AE-25, G-300, D-401, Alexandria, LS, Serapis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LS, Serapis bust right.
exe: -/-//LS, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LS) 6 = 73-74 A.D., ref: Geissen-300, Dattari-401, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.45-p-70, RPC-2441, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransJun 09, 2016
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072p Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Mesembria, Varb-4200, AE-25, MECAMBPIANΩN, Homonia standing left,78 views072p Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Mesembria, Varb-4200, AE-25, MECAMBPIANΩN, Homonia standing left,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANT-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-ΑVΓ-CΕB-ΤRANKVΛΛINA, Laurate, draped and cuirassed. bust of Gordian-III right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
revers:- MECA MB PIANΩN, Homonia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia.
exe: E/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 9,97g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Mesembria, date: ?, ref: Varb-4584v-"A"legend" avers ! R3!
Q-001
quadransJun 09, 2016
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Indo Greek, Menander Soter 1, 160-145 BC, AR drachm4 views Obv. Diademed, bare-headed bust of king left, seen from behind, holding spear in right hand,
     discontinuous Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / MENANΔPOY
Rev. Seen from behind, Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding horizontal shield
     on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand,
     monogram at right,
     discontinuous Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / menamdrasa
MAW 1789 VOL2#224e
1 commentsSkylerJun 09, 2016
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IndoParthen Gondophares-Sases AD35 AE Drachm Pathenkot 0 viewsObv. King mounted with whip right. Greek legend “BACIΛEWC BACIΛEWN MEΓAΛOY VNΔOΦEPPOY”.

Rev. Zeus standing right holding long scepter. Kharosthi legend “Maharajasa mahatasa tratarasa Devavratasa Guduvharasa Sasasa”
senior 246.7


SkylerJun 09, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Wulfheard)2 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Wulfheard
0.80 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 10h30?

O: EAHRED REX
R: ΛLFHEΛRD
Motif: 1/1

Wulfheard only struck coins for king Eanred. His name is sometimes written Alfheard, as on this particular coin. Most often, the initial cross is absent, so the name can also be read as Heardwulf or Heardalf. There are some stycas with an initial cross +VVLFHEΛRD (or +ΛLFHEΛRD) and other
with +HEΛRDVVLF. As the style of all these stycas is quite similar, it is supposed that the position of the initial cross may be wrong and a single moneyer corresponds to all these names.
DrogerJun 08, 2016
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Thrace, Perinthos, (c.1st.cent. B.C.), Moushmov 4377, AE-16, Autonomous issue, ΠEΡIN ΘIΩN, Club of Herakles,115 viewsThrace, Perinthos, (c.1st.cent. B.C.), Moushmov 4377, AE-16, Autonomous issue, ΠEΡIN ΘIΩN, Club of Herakles,
avers:- No legends, Bearded head of Herakles right.
revers:- ΠEΡIN ΘIΩN, Club of Herakles.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,3mm, weight: 2,89g, axes:0h,
mint: Thrace, Perinthos, date: c.1st.cent. B.C., ref: Moushmov 4377,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 08, 2016
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Maximianus 1aa2 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP MAXIMINANVS PF AVG
(R. laur)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l, holding patera and cornucopiae)
LON in ex
London
RIC - CT 1.01.005 (R)
9.8g
(This coin is the fourth example mentioned in the footnote of CT)
NoviomagusJun 08, 2016
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Egypt, Alexandria, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AE-25, G-300, D-401, LS, Serapis bust right,99 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), AE-25, G-300, D-401, LS, Serapis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LS, Serapis bust right.
exe: -/-//LS, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Year (LS) 6 = 73-74 A.D., ref: Geissen-300, Dattari-401, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.45-p-70, RPC-2441, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadransJun 08, 2016
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Ionia, Ephesos, (c.4th.-3rd.cent.B.C.), AE-11, BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, Bee with straight wings, E-Φ,101 viewsIonia, Ephesos, (c.4th.-3rd.cent.B.C.), AE-11, BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, Bee with straight wings, E-Φ,
avers:- Turreted head of Tyche left.
revers:- Bee with straight wings E-Φ left and right.
exerg: E/Φ//--, diameter: 10,3-10.6mm, weight: 1,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date:c.4th.-3rd. centuries B.C., ref: BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, SNG Cop 256, SNGvA 1839,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 08, 2016
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Orbiana Denarius, 225-227 AD1 viewsOrbiana Denarius, 225-227 AD, 2.4g, 17.0mm

OBV: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, Diademed & draped bust right

REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & double cornucopiae.

REF: RIC 319 var, RSC 1.
Gil-galadJun 08, 2016
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Thrace, Mesembria, 072 Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Varb-4200, AE-25, MECAMBPIANΩN, Homonia standing left,83 viewsThrace, Mesembria, 072 Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Varb-4200, AE-25, MECAMBPIANΩN, Homonia standing left,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANT-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-ΑVΓ-CΕB-ΤRANKVΛΛINA, Laurate, draped and cuirassed. bust of Gordian-III right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
revers:- MECA MB PIANΩN, Homonia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia.
exe: E/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 9,97g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Mesembria, date: ?, ref: Varb-4584v-"A"legend" avers ! R3!
Q-001
quadransJun 07, 2016
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Moesia, Markianopolis, 054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.24.03.07, AE-27, Pentassarion, VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIA NOΠOΛEITΩN•, Hera and peacock,94 viewsMoesia, Markianopolis, 054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.24.03.07, AE-27, Pentassarion, VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIA NOΠOΛEITΩN•, Hera and peacock,
avers:- AV K OΠΠ CEVH MAKPEINOC • M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAI •, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus facing bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian.
revers:- VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIA NOΠOΛEITΩN•, Hera in long garment and mantle, standing left, holding patera in outstretched right hand and
resting with raised left hand on scepter, Peacock at foot in left down, E in right field.
exe: -/-//E, diameter: 26,7-27,7mm, weight:12,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 217-218 A.D., ref: HrJ (2014) 06.24.03.07, Pfeiffer (2013) 226, 12 (294), Varbanov (2005) Not in -,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 07, 2016
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(0247) PHILIP II (as Caesar)3 views244-247 AD Caesar
247 - 249 Augustus
Æ 8 Assaria 30mm, 18.72g.
O: Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; Δ-E/S-C across fields; above, ram leaping right, head left;
Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch
laneyJun 07, 2016
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Domitian Dupondius21 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, radiate bust with aegis right.
Rev. S C, Mars hurries left, Holding Victory in right Hand, trophy and parazonium in left Hand.
Mint: Rome, 85 AD.

27 mm 14.32g

RIC 292, BMC 308

6 commentskcJun 07, 2016
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RIC 8 replica7 viewsCast replica based on real dies, offered as a giftto ?businesspeople and including "authentication" for the replica's quality by an offical source.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RIC 8 replica6 viewsThis box contained the three replicas: Galba, Otho, Vitellius-jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Z//XXI, Female and Emperor, #166 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925, Antioch, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-C, Z//XXI, Female and Emperor, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: Z//XXI, diameter: 20,7-21,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 925, p-120,
Q-001
quadransJun 07, 2016
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Third_RIC 221 viewsjmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RPC53701 viewsObol, long obverse legend. RPC lists one coin.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RIC 22 Modern fake1 viewsI have chosen to call this a Modern fake, although I believe it to be from the late 1800s. Faks with the sam obverse or an obverse very similar to this exist both in gold and silver. There are other examples in my gallery as well.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RIC 8 Ancient counterfeit3 viewsThis type with a smile never seen in a genuine coin is known from many collections. e.g. Paris.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RIC 16 Ancient counterfeit1 viewsConsidering how uncommon this type is as a genuine Rome mint product, the plated ones are really surprisingly frequent.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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RIC 16 Ancient counterfeit3 viewsYet another counterfeit of this type. Plated and if intact, this would be quite convincing even today.jmuonaJun 07, 2016
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(0253) VALERIAN I3 views253-260 AD
Dated CY 272 (253/4 AD)
AE Triassarion 22 mm; 9.43 g.
O: AVT K OV A ΛЄPIANOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian right.
R: ANA(retrograde Z)APBOV MHT ЄT BOC, draped bust of Selene right, set on crescent; Г/Г to left; A/M/K to right.
Kilikia, Anazarbos mint
ref: Ziegler 815 (Vs2/Rs10); SNG France 2147; SNG Levante 1527; SNG von Aulock 5515
laneyJun 07, 2016
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(0253) GALLIENUS6 views253 - 268 AD
Æ 21 mm., 9.05 g.
O: AYT K GALLHNOC CEB Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: IEROP KACTABAL Tyche seated left on rock, holding corn-ears; river god Pyramos swimming left below; D in right field
Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala; SNG Levante 1599, SNG France 2247

laneyJun 07, 2016
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Louis IV (Angoulême)2 viewsLouis d'Outremer, king of Franks (936-954)
Denier (10th-12th century)

Silver, 0.81 g, 18.5 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +LODOICVS; cross pattée
R: +EGOLISSIME; 4 rings around a small cross pattée

This type of coin was immobilized from the end of the 10th century till the 13th century by the counts of Angoulême.
DrogerJun 07, 2016
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S.865 Aethelred II (Alghere)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (841-844)
Moneyer: Alghere
1.18 g, 13 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O: +AEDILRE℞
R: +Al.DHERE
Motif: 1/1

Alghere started his career under Aethelred II's reign and also stroke coins for the usurper Redwulf. As other moneyers, his career stopped then when Aethelred II came back.
The ℞ at the end of the king's name is a typical feature of Alghere.
DrogerJun 07, 2016
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Hugues de France: denier (Orléans)1 viewsHugues de France (1007-1025)
Denier (Orléans)

Billon, 1.28 g, diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 12h
O: +D-I DEXTRA BE; city gate with an H on the left, a V below, a G on the right and a O on the top
R: +AVRELIANIS CIVITAS; cross pattée

Hugues was the elder son of Robert II (the Pious), second capetian king of France (996-1031). Hugues was crowned as an associate king in 1017. However, he never ruled as he died before his father. No other son of a king of France was called Hugues.

The obverse legend is a Christian one: dei dextra benedictus (blessed on God's right). As usual for Orléans mint, the I after the L in Avrelianis is in the angle.
DrogerJun 07, 2016
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, altar 5 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ, draped bust of Artemis Persica r., quiver over shoulder; bow and arrow to right.
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩN, legend starting at 1 o'clock, lighted altar
AE, 2.24g, 15.1mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1856
Ex Numismatik Naumann
shanxiJun 07, 2016
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, altar 4 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ, draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with bow and quiver at l. shoulder.
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩN, legend starting at 7 o'clock, lighted altar
AE, 2.74g, 15.6mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1855
Ex Numismatik Naumann
shanxiJun 07, 2016
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RPC-1502-Domitian27 viewsAR Drachm
Rome mint for Lycia, 95 AD
RPC 1502 (5 spec.)
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Lyre, to r., branch
Acquired from Den of Antiquity, eBay, May 2016.

Domitian struck Lycian drachms in 95, the first Lycian silver issued since the time of Claudius. They are in fine Rome mint style with a six o'clock die axis and therefore are most likely products of that mint. Surprisingly, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's analysis of the series show these drachms were struck with Greek silver at 80% fineness - a different metal and fineness than contemporary Roman denarii. Lycian drachms were of similar size to the denarius and they circulated quite widely throughout the empire.

A good Rome style portrait. Much better in hand.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJun 07, 2016
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Claudius AR Denarius9 viewsClaudius, with Nero as Caesar. 41-54 AD. AR Denarius. Struck 50-54 AD.
(17mm, 2.78 g, 6h)
Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TRIB POT P P Laureate head of Claudius right
Rev: NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PRINC IVVENT Draped bust of Nero Left
RIC I 83 (R2) ; RSC 5.
Ex: CNG e-auctions 356, Lot: 469. Closing Jul 29, 2015
Ex: Holding History Coins Agora Auctions Lot 07-158 April 21, 2016

2 commentsorfewJun 06, 2016
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (841-844)
Moneyer: Leofthegn
0.66 g, 10 mm diameter, die axis ?

O: [+EDI]L.RED REX (retrograde)
R: [+LEOFDGN] ?
Motif: abs/3b?

The motif on the obverse is interesting and quite rare. Unfortunately, the global condition is poor.
DrogerJun 06, 2016
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S.870 Wigmund (Aethelweard)0 viewsStyca of Wigmund, archbishop of York (837-854)
Moneyer: Aethelweard
1.13 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +VIGMVND IVEP (retrograde)
R: +EDILVEARD
Motif: 1/1

Aethelweard was an episcopal moneyer. He struck coins for archibihops Eanbald II and Wigmund.
DrogerJun 06, 2016
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903.5 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Zeus Prow before7 viewsReference.
Emmett 903.5; Dattari 1504; RPC 3, 5273

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent
Rev. L E = year 5
Draped bust of Zeus, right, with taenia prow before.

13.21 gr
25 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiJun 06, 2016
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S.860 Eanred (Herreth)5 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Herreth
0.79 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 6h

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

Another styca Eanred/Herred with other dies and a different preservation.
DrogerJun 06, 2016
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S.865 Aethelred II (Wendelberht)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (841-844)
Moneyer: Wendelberht
0.86 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O: +EDILRED RE
R: +vENDELBERHT
Motif: 1/1

Wendelberht struck for Aethelred II and the usurper Redwulf... but he didn't strike coins after Aethelred II's return.
The bar on the H (at the end of vENDELBERHT) is a typical feature of Wendelberht.
DrogerJun 06, 2016
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 164, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//H, APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking left, #282 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 164, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//H, APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking left, #2
avers:-GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
revers:-APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking left, holding globe and trophy.
exerg: -/-//H, diameter: 18,6-21,0 mm, weight: 2,94g, axes:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 254-268 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 164, p-145, C-73-74,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransJun 06, 2016
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(0198) CARACALLA4 views198 - 217 AD
AE 28 mm, 11.55 g
O: Laureate & cuirassed bust right
R: Cybele, holding drum & sceptre, riding on lion running right
Thrace, Serdica
Hristova and Jekov Serdica 12.18.31.2; Varbanov 2242
laneyJun 06, 2016
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191 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Eagle standing head left2 viewsReference.
RIC 191; C. 430 Strack 184.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned left.

3.04 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiJun 06, 2016
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 230, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//B, LIBERO P CONS AVG, Panther left, #379 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 230, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//B, LIBERO P CONS AVG, Panther left, #3
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, radiate head right.
revers:- LIBERO-P-CONS-AVG, panther walking left, right legs forwards.
exergo: -/-//B, diameter: 18,4-19,7mm, weight: 2,39g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-230, p-151,
Q-003
quadransJun 06, 2016
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(05) CLAUDIUS (MINERVA)2 views41-54 AD
AE As 25 mm; 7.62 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP P P Bare head of Claudius facing left.
R: S C, Minerva standing, holding a shield and brandishing a spear.
RIC 116
laneyJun 06, 2016
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(05) CLAUDIUS (MINERVA)4 views41-54 AD
AE As 26 mm; 10.90
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP Bare head of Claudius facing left.
R: S C, Minerva standing, holding a shield and brandishing a spear.
RIC 100
laneyJun 06, 2016
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138 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Salus standing8 viewsReference.
RIC 138; Strack 81;

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

Rev. P M TR P COS III in feild SAL AVG
Salus standing left, feeding serpent, who is wrapped round an altar, out of patera with right hand and holding sceptre. (sometimes a spear)

2.89 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiJun 06, 2016
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 207, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//ς, SOLI CONS AVG, Goat right, #284 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 207, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//ς, SOLI CONS AVG, Goat right, #2
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiate head right.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-AVG, Goat standing or walking right,
exergo:-/-//ς , diameter: 19-21mm, weight: 3,01g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 260-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-207, p-, RSC-341, Sear(2005)Vol.III.-10236,
Q-002
quadransJun 06, 2016
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 179, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//XI, DIANAE CONS AVG, Gazelle walking right,85 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, Gobl 747b, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//XI, DIANAE CONS AVG, Gazelle walking right,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, radiate head right.
revers:- DIANAE-CONS-AVG, Gazelle walking right, officina mark XI below.
exergo: -/-//XI, diameter: 18-20,5mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-179, p-146, Gobl (747b) and Cunetio (1401),
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 06, 2016
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Augustus Denarius - Butting Bull (RIC 167a)15 viewsAR Denarius
Lugdunum, 15-13 BC
3.77g

Obv: Bare head of Augustus (R)
AVGVSTVS DIVI F

Rev: Bull butting (R)
IMP X in exergue

RIC 167a BMC 451

In 15 BC Augustus was acclaimed Imperator for the tenth time on behalf of Drusus and Tiberius' victories in Raetia.

Ex. Baldwin's Auction 65, 4 May 2010, lot 1166
Ex. Alfred Franklin Collection
Ex. Baldwin's Auction 99. 6 May 2016, lot 276
5 commentsKained but AbleJun 06, 2016
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025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Thyateira, RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod, 78 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Thyateira, RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod,
avers:- ΔOMITIA CЄBACTH, Draped bust right.
revers:- ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,7mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Thyateira, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: RPC II. 945,
Q-001
quadransJun 06, 2016
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Lydia, Thyateira, 025 Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod, 86 viewsLydia, Thyateira, 025 Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod,
avers:- ΔOMITIA CЄBACTH, Draped bust right.
revers:- ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,7mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Thyateira, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: RPC II. 945,
Q-001
quadransJun 06, 2016
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 6 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica right, with quiver at left shoulder, bow and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙ-СΑΡΕΩΝ, forepart of stag kneeling right
AE, 2.99g, 17.4mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1863 var (legend division)
shanxiJun 06, 2016
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RPC II 0676 Domitianus20 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPM, Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: ΣEBAΣTE ΟMONOIA, Eirene (?) standing left, holding branch and cornucopia.
AE34 (34.07 mm 26.30 g 5h) Struck in Prusias ad Hypium (Bithynia) ?
RPC 676 (published in S3 Supplement page 72)
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 06, 2016
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Owl with closed wings2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE12
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, Owl standing slightly right
AE, 0.85g, 11.7mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 381-2, var (size, no wreath)
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 1988
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection
Ex Pecunem Auction 42, Lot 195
shanxiJun 06, 2016
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AR-No.ZTR 111/QH12-C (NM)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 149-148 B.C

AE 16.66mm (Thickness 2.33mm), weight 2.89g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician control letters qoth (Q) and heth (H) above, uncertain Aradain era date 111 below.
AradosJun 06, 2016
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Constantine 9sa0 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R, head laur)
Rev PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
(Camp gate with 2 turrets)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 293 CT 10.02.001 (CC)
3.1g

NoviomagusJun 05, 2016
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Constantine II 9sa0 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
(R, bust laur, draped, cuir, seen from back)
Rev PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
(Camp gate with 2 turrets)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 296 CT 10.02.004 (CC)
2.6g
Ex Killingholme Hoard
NoviomagusJun 05, 2016
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Crispus 9sa0 viewsCrispus
Obv FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
(R, bust laur, draped, cuir)
Rev PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
(Camp gate with 2 turrets)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 295 CT 10.02.003 (C)
3.1g

NoviomagusJun 05, 2016
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Constantius II c0 viewsConstantius II
Obv FLA CONSTANTIVS NOB C
(R, bust laur, draped, cuir)
Rev PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
(Camp gate with 2 turrets)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 297 CT 10.02.005 (C)
2.9g
(Listed on PAS scheme)
NoviomagusJun 05, 2016
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Constantius II b0 viewsConstantius II
Obv FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
(L, bust laur, draped, cuir)
Rev PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
(Camp gate with 2 turrets)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 298 CT 10.02.008 (C)
3.0g

NoviomagusJun 05, 2016
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70 Hadrian Denarius 119-22 AD Minerva standing eastern mint7 viewsReference. very rare
Strack *70; RIC--; C.--; BMCRE--

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Minerva standing right holding inverted spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield.

2.94 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiJun 05, 2016
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182 - Valentinian II - AE4 - Barbarous imitation of SALVS REIPBLICAE4 viewsAE4
Obv:– D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IIII IIIIIIIIIIII. Victory advancing left, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive behind her. PT monogram in left field

Barbarous imitation of SALVS REIPBLICAE?
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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AR-No.TPFA 112/NL12-D (NL)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 148-147 B.C

AE 12.05mm (Thickness 1.84mm), weight 2.23g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).

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

Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters nun (N) & Lamedh (L) in left field, Aradian era date 112 right.
AradosJun 05, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 406(a)3 viewsDenarius
Obv:– I-M-P CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MART VICTOR, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-194
Reference(s) – RIC 406(a) (S). RSC -
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– M-ONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC -.
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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055p Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.25.36.15, AE-17, NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left,114 views055p Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.25.36.15, AE-17, NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left,
avers:- K M OΠΠΕΛ ANTONINOC, Bare head right,draped.
revers:- NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and sacrificing from patera in right hand over burning altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,4mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 218 A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) 8.25.36.15,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 055 Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), HrHJ (2012) 08.25.36.15, AE-17, NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left,81 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 055 Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), HrHJ (2012) 08.25.36.15, AE-17, NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left,
avers:- K M OΠΠΕΛ ANTONINOC, Bare head right,draped.
revers:- NIKOΠO ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and sacrificing from patera in right hand over burning altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,4mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 218 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.25.36.15,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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160 - Constantine the Great (as Caesar) - AE3 - RIC VII Rome 3273 viewsFollis
Obv:– FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left by lighted altar, modius on head, loins draped, holding patera and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (_|N// PLC). Spring A.D. 307
Reference:– RIC VI Lyons 211 (S). Bastien 399 (19)
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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Ulpia Severina RIC VI 018 Cyzicus4 viewsSeverina AE Antoninianus. Cyzicus mint. 274-275 C.E.
Obverse: SEVERINA AVG, Diademed & draped bust right on crescent
Reverse: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding two standards, mintmark XXI. 22.4mm., 3.95 g. Upilia Severina: wife of Aurelian, entitled Augustus in 275 CE. Ruled in her own right in 275 CE, between Aurelians death and the accession of Tacitus.
NORMAN KJun 05, 2016
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Commagene, Samosata, BMC 17-18 (?), AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,72 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Commagene, Samosata, BMC 17-18 (?), AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,
avers: - AΔΡΙΑNOC CEBACTOC, Laureate head right.
revers: - C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:15-16,7mm, weight:2,50g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:117-138 A.D., ref: BMC 17-18 (?),
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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Commagene, Samosata, 032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus, Rare !86 viewsCommagene, Samosata, 032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus, Rare !
avers: - AΔΡΙΑNOC CEBACTOC, Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right, with paludamentum, seen from rear.
revers: - C - A / E - T / N-H. (C-A / Є-T / Θ-N. CA = Samosata, ЄT = ЄTOYΣ ("in the year of"), and NH = 50+8), Winged caduceus.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:15-16,7mm, weight:2,50g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:117-138 A.D., ref: RPC 3, 3414; BMC - cf 17 - 19; SNG Copenhagen cf. 18. Rare!
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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SALONIA, BILLION ANTONINIANUS 254- 268 C.E. 4 viewsObverse: CORN SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind
Reverse: VESTA AETERNA, Vesta, veiled, standing left, palladium in right. scepter in left, large flan
25.1 mm., 3.1 g
NORMAN KJun 05, 2016
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055p Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.25.54.07, AE-17, NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line,77 views055p Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.25.54.07, AE-17, NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line,
avers:- K-M-OΠΠΕΛ-ANTONINOC, Bare head right.
revers:- NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,7mm, weight: 3,50g, axis:1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 218 A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) 8.25.54.07,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
051_Caracalla_AE-18_AV-K-M-AVPH-ANTWNINOC_NIKOPOLITWN-PROC-I_Nikopolis_HHJ-(2012)_8_18_21_03_p-202_Q-001_4h_17,0-19,2mm_2,71g-s~0.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.21. 03, AE-17, Telesphoros standing,64 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.21. 03, AE-17, Telesphoros standing,
avers:- AV-K-M-AVPH-ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing faceing.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,2mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 4h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) HHJ-8.18.21.03, p-202,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 2601 viewsObv:– IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint – Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) – Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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C Piso L. F. Frugi Denarius, Calpurnia 115 viewsDenarius
Obv:– Laureate head of Apollo right, Fractional mark (two vertical pellets) behind bust and (four pellets) in front?
Rev:– Horseman galloping right, holding palm; L PISO FRVGI below, N Pellet above
Minted in Rome 90-89 B.C.
Reference(s) – Crawford 340/1, RSC I Calpurnia 11
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 055 Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), HrHJ (2012) 08.25.54.07, AE-17, NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line,75 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 055 Diadumenian (217-218 A.D. Caesar, 218 A.D. Augustus), HrHJ (2012) 08.25.54.07, AE-17, NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line,
avers:- K-M-OΠΠΕΛ-ANTONINOC, Bare head right.
revers:- NIKO/•POΛI•/TΩN-ΠR/C-ICTR, Legend in 4 line.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,7mm, weight: 3,50g, axis:1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 218 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.25.54.07,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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141 - Diocletian - Follis - RIC VI Ticinum 56a 2 viewsFollis
Obv:- D N DIOCLETIANO BEATISSIMO SEN AVG, Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, with olive branch and mappa
Rev:- PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia and Quies standing, extending hands to each other
Minted in Ticinum (_ | Pellet // TT). c. A.D. 305
Reference(s) – Cohen 422. RIC VI Ticinum 56a
maridvnvmJun 05, 2016
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.21. 03, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Telesphoros standing,78 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.21. 03, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Telesphoros standing,
avers:- AV-K-M-AVPH-ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing faceing.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,2mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 4h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 8.18.21.03, p-202,
Q-001
quadransJun 05, 2016
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Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603 A.D.)11 viewsAR Schilling
O: ELIZABETH : D : G : ANG : FR : ET : HIB : REGI, Crowned bust of Elizabeth left; bust 6B.
R: POSVI DEV: ADIVTORVM • MEV:, Long cross over shield.
Second Issue, 1560-1561.
32mm
5.5g
Mint mark: Martlet.
Spink 2555.
4 commentsMatJun 05, 2016
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Dy.227 Philip IV (the Fair): double parisis, 1st emission2 viewsPhilip IV, king of France (1285-1314)
Double parisis, 1st emission (1295-1303)

Billon (480 ‰), 1.28 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 11h
O: +PhILIPPVS REX; leafy cross
R: +mOnETA DVPLEX: REGA/LIS under a fleur-de-lis

Philip had to face with extensive financial liabilities. He found money expelling Jews, Lombard bankers, arresting Templars and confiscating their properties. He also debased the French coinage and minted quite a large number of successive types and emissions of coins, with varying silver proportions.
DrogerJun 04, 2016
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Dy.262C Philip VI (of Valois): Gros à la couronne, 4th emission2 viewsPhilip VI, king of France (1328-1350)
Gros à la couronne, 4th emission (04/06/1340)

White billon (479 ‰), 2.16 g, diameter 24 mm, die axis 3h
O: inner circle: PhI-LIP-PVS-REX; legend interrupted by a cross pattée and 4 ringlets at its boundaries; outer circle: BnDICTV:SIT:nOmЄ:DNI:nRI:DEI
R: inner circle: +FRANCORVm; châtel tournois under a crown and 2 fleurs-de-lis, with a ring inside; a circlet of 10 fleur-de-lis and a small cross

The silver content goes on lowering.
The ring in the chatel is characteristic of the 4th emission.
DrogerJun 04, 2016
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Gallienus AE 20 - Antiochia ad Cragum2 viewsAntiochia ad Cragum
Cilicia
Gallienus
Obv.: [illegible]
Laureate, draped bust right
Rev.: [ANT]IOΧЄΩN TH[C ΠA]PAΛIOV
Prize crown inscribed ΘЄMIC holding two palm branches
20 mm, 4.63 gr, 4 h
Levante, NC 151, Pl. 38, 43
Vladimir PJun 04, 2016
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Constantine I RIC VII 5 Siscia5 viewsConstantine I, AE follis 313-315 CE.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CON SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left with Victory & scepter, eagle at foot with wreath in beak. A to the right.
SIS in ex. Siscia mint, 20.7 mm., 3.1 g.
NORMAN KJun 04, 2016
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29. Eadmund.1 viewsPenny, 939-946.
Obverse: +EADMVND REX / Small cross.
Reverse: HVNSI / + + + / GE MO
Moneyer: Hunsige.
1.22 gm., 22 mm.
North #689; Seaby #1105.

Perhaps of interest on this coin is the up-side-down A instead of a V in the king's name.
CallimachusJun 04, 2016
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Ae4 Constantine I - Alexandria - RIC. 35 - 1st officina2 views
Ae4 Constantin Ier - 1,65 g - 15mm

A/ DV CONSTANTI-NVS P T AVGG, buste voilé à droite,

R/ VN MR dans le champ, Piété debout à droite, SMALA• à l’exergue – Alexandrie - 1 ère officine - RIC.35 (C) - 347/348
Al.cofribas NJun 03, 2016
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Ae4 Constantine I - Cyzique - RIC. 541 views
Ae4 Constantin Ier - 1,44 g - 15 mm

A/ D V CONSTANTI-NVS P T AVGG, buste voilé à droite,

R/ VN MR dans le champ, Piété (?) debout à droite, point SMKH à l’exergue – Cyzique – 347/348 – RIC. 54 - 8 ème officine
Al.cofribas NJun 03, 2016
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Ae4 Constantine I - Arelate - RIC. 423 views
Ae4 Constantin I - 1,25 g - 14 mm

A/ DIVO CONS-TANTINO [P], buste voilé à droite,

R/ Anépigraphe, L’empereur dans un attelage allant vers la droite, main divine au-dessus de lui, X dans le champ, SCON à l’exergue – Arles – 339/340 – Ferrando II 2032 – RIC.42
Al.cofribas NJun 03, 2016
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Ae4 Constantine I - Antioche - RIC. 0 [Cf. RIC. 64 - Third officina]2 viewsAe4 Constantin Ier - 1,27 g - 14 mm

A/ DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, buste voilé à droite,

R/ IVST – VEN MEM, Equité debout à gauche tenant une balance et un rouleau, SMAN gamma à l’exergue – Antioche – 342/347 – Cf. RIC.64 (S) - 3 ème officine : manque au RIC pour l'officine
Al.cofribas NJun 03, 2016
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Ae4 Constantine I - Alexandrie - RIC.0 [Cf. RIC. 41 - 2nd officina]4 views
Ae4 Constantin Ier - 1,44 g - 15 mm

A/ DV CONST[AN]TI - NVS P T AVGG, buste voilé à droite,

R/ VN MR dans le champ, Piété (?) debout à droite, SMALB étoile à l’exergue – Alexandrie - RIC.41 var. seule la 3 ème officine est renseignée dans le RIC
2 commentsAl.cofribas NJun 03, 2016
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC-IX 007.8var., AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/-//*SMHA, Procopius standing, R2!!70 views157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC-IX 007.8var., AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/-//*SMHA, Procopius standing, R2!!
avers:- DN-PROCOPIVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
revers:- REPARATI-O-FEL-TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield, and christogram up in right field.
exe: -/-//*SMHA, diameter: 17,9-19,5mm, weight: 2,35g, axis: 0h,
mint: Heraclea,, date: 364-367A.D., ref: RIC IX-7.8var!, p-193, R2!!
Q-001
quadransJun 03, 2016
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115, #0977 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115, #09
avers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, similar legend in lines in circle of dots, border of dots.
revers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, similar legend in lines in circle of dots, border of dots. (with IOI).
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 23,5 mm, weight: 2,06g, axis: 10h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-115_CNH-1-101_Huszar-073, Toth-Kiss sigla-variation-,
Q-009
quadransJun 03, 2016
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AR-No.TPSC 70/T‘12-C (NK)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 206-205 B.C

AE 15.01mm (Thickness 2.96mm), weight 3.55g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘), Aradian era date 70 below.
AradosJun 03, 2016
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RIC 0209 Domitianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG GER COS X, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVST / S C, (in exergue); Altar
AE/As (28.77 mm 10.144 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 207 (R), BMCRE 286A (same dies), BNF unlisted
ex MPO Auctions - Heritage Auctions Europe Auction 50 lot 361
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 03, 2016
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Constans, AD 333-3370 viewsAE16, 1.8g, 6h; Siscia mint, 347-348.
Obv.: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN; Two Victories standing, facing one another, each holding wreath and palm, palm frond between // ASIS.
Reference: RIC VIII Siscia 194, p. 363.
John AnthonyJun 03, 2016
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35 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint8 viewsReference.
Strack *35; BMCR pag. 379 nr 14; C. 296 Vienna.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust right.

Rev. COS III
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at side right.

3.20 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJun 03, 2016
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Constantine 9rb1 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AG
(R head laur)
Rev SAMARTIA DEVICTA
(Victory holding trophy in right hand, branch in left hand, trampling captives)
PLONU in ex
London
RIC VII 290 CT 10.01.003 (C)
2.7g

NoviomagusJun 02, 2016
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Constantine 9ra0 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R head laur)
Rev SAMARTIA DEVICTA
(Victory holding trophy in right hand, branch in left hand, trampling captives)
PLONU in ex
London
RIC VII 289 CT 10.01.002 (C)
2.9g

NoviomagusJun 02, 2016
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Constantine II 9ra0 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
(R, head laur)
Rev CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
(Laurel wreath enclosing VOT X)
PLONU in ex
London
RIC VII 292 CT 10.01.007 (CC)
3.2g

NoviomagusJun 02, 2016
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Crispus 9ra0 viewsCrispus
Obv IVL CRISPVS NOB C
(R, head laur)
Rev CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
(Laurel wreath enclosing VOT X)
PLONU in ex
London
RIC VII 291 CT 10.01.005 (CC)
2.5g

NoviomagusJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.3 viewsFragments of old painted wall. very little is left of this type of structures.
The largest floor mosaics are in the Archelogical Museum in Sevilla but many fine ones were at the orginal site in May, 2002.
jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsBust of Trajanus, copy at the ticket booth in Italica, original in Archelogical Museum, Sevilla.
Trajanus was born in this city. May, 2002.
jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsDetail of the floor of the house of Birds. Athene noctua - the typical Minerva owl. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.3 viewsDetail of the floor of house of Birds. Cannot figure out the species... May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.0 viewsFloor map of the house of Birds. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.3 viewsSection of the floor of the house of Birds. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.7 viewsDetail of the floor of the house of Planetarium. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Dy.262B Philip VI (of Valois): Gros à la couronne, 3rd emission4 viewsPhilip VI, king of France (1328-1350)
Gros à la couronne, 3rd emission (01/29/1340)

Silver (559 ‰), 2.33 g, diameter 24 mm, die axis 3h
O: inner circle: PhI-LIP-PVS-REX; legend interrupted by a cross pattée; outer circle: BnDICTV:SIT:NOmЄ:DNI:nRI:DEI
R: inner circle: +FRANCORVm; châtel tournois under a crown, with 2x inside and a ringlet below; outer circle: a circlet of 11 fleur-de-lis

Of course, the silver percentage is lower than for the previous emission.
The 2 x in the chatel (quite hard to distinguish !) and the ringlet below are characteristic of the 3rd emission.
DrogerJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.4 viewsCrocodile and the playful youngster... Detail of the floor of the house of Neptunus. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsDetail showing Neptunus himself. Floor of the house of Neptunus. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsItalica is famous for its Mosaic floors. This is from the house of Neptunus. Who knows, perhaps Trajanus was born at this very Place? May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsCopies of statues found at the site have been placed around the ruins. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsThe copy of the statue of Venus is placed close to the entrance. The original, now in the Archelogical Museum in Sevilla, was found in Italica.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsTABULA GLADIATORIA made easier to read - if you know your Latin. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsThe corridor gladiators used to enter the theatre. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.2 viewsPartially opened site. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.1 viewsMay, 2002. Large areas were still unstudied at the time.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica, entrance to amphitheatre2 viewsMay, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica, amphitheatre.1 viewsView from higher up. Originally it seated 25.000 people and was the 3rd largest in the Empire. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica, amphitheatre.3 viewsView from the areana. jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica, Amphitheatre from outside0 viewsjmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Spain, Santiponce, Italica.4 viewsTABULA GLADIATORIA. The original one on the wall of the gladiator's tunnel to the theatre. May, 2002.jmuonaJun 02, 2016
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Roman Provincial, Hadrian, CILICIA, Aegeae. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Head of Alexander1 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3338; Prieur 715A (this coin); SNG France 2326; SNG Levante –

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ
Head of Alexander with taenia, r.; below, goat, l., head turned back.

10.05 gr
25 mm
12h
okidokiJun 02, 2016
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Anastasius (491-518)9 viewsÆ Follis, "Small Module"
O: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R:Large M, cross above, CON in ex.
Constantinople Mint
25mm
12.65g
Sear 14 DO 16
MatJun 02, 2016
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BCC J283 viewsJudaea - Procurators
Nero - Porcius Festus
AE Prutah 59-62 C.E.
Obv:NEP/WNO/C
within wreath.
Rev:Date LE KAICAPOC
(year five = 58/59CE) around palm branch.
16.5x18mm. 2.77gm. Axis:0
Hendin III 653 (1351).
v-dromeJun 01, 2016
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3338 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Head of Alexander6 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3338; Prieur 715A (this coin); SNG France 2326; SNG Levante –

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ
Head of Alexander with taenia, r.; below, goat, l., head turned back.

10.05 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
CNG eAuction 375 2016, estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Cederlind 159 (31 May 2011), lot 136; Gorny & Mosch 156 (5 March 2007), lot 1802.
2 commentsokidokiJun 01, 2016
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3335 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Amaltheia standing2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3335; SNG Levante 1714 = SNG von Aulock 5450; SNG France 2328; Prieur 716

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ [ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ]
Amaltheia standing facing, head r., holding cornucopia in r. hand and infant Zeus presenting her with wreath in l.; at her feet, r., goat kneeling, head turned back.

9.97 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
CNG eAuction 375 2016 estate Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Cederlind 165 (1 August 2012), no. 155; Gorny & Mosch 200 (10 October 2011), lot 2223.
1 commentsokidokiJun 01, 2016
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #12354 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.15g, 2h)
O: Head of Athena right, helmet decorated with hippocamp.
R: Naked Herakles seated left on dead lion right, holding cup in right hand and club in left.
Vlasto 1235 (this coin); HN Italy 910
Very rare
From the AG Collection.; ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; ex Vecchi 17; ex CNG

This coin is extremely rare, and Vlasto cites only this single die combination. While I am sure it isn’t unique I could find no other specimen of this type listed anywhere.
1 commentsEnodiaJun 01, 2016
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Sear 10073 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 3.75g, diameter 23mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina, struck in 652/3 [= regnal year XII].Abu GalyonJun 01, 2016
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Roman empire, Constantius II, AE3 RIC VIII 243 Siscia, 248-250 CE5 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor holding labarum and phoenix, standing on galley piloted by Victory.

Mintmark BSIS [symbol 2] 18.8 mm., 2.1g.
NORMAN KJun 01, 2016
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Constantius II, AE3 RIC VIII 243 Siscia, 248-250 CE6 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor holding labarum and phoenix, standing on galley piloted by Victory.

Mintmark BSIS [symbol 2] 18.8 mm., 2.1g.
NORMAN KJun 01, 2016
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Anchialus)5 views193 - 211 AD
AE 27 mm; 12.0 g
O: AV K L CEPT CEVHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right
R: OULPIANW-N AGXIALEWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak.
Thrace, Anchialus mint
cf. Varbanov 710; AMNG II 479; SNG Copenhagen 434
1 commentslaneyJun 01, 2016
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Dy.262A1 Philip VI (of Valois): Gros à la couronne, 2ond emission4 viewsPhilip VI, king of France (1328-1350)
Gros à la couronne, 2ond emission (10/31/1338)

Silver (639 ‰), 2.44 g, diameter 23 mm, die axis 12h
O: inner circle: (ringlet)PhI-LIP-PVS-REX; legend interrupted by a cross pattée; outer circle: BnDICTV:SIT:nOmЄ:DNI:nRI:DEI
R: inner circle: +FRANCORVm(T); châtel tournois under a crown, with 3 bullets inside and a star below; outer circle: a circlet of 11 fleur-de-lis
(slightly double struck) reverse

Philip VI is the first non direct capetian king. He was the cousin of the 3 previous kings.
The Gros tournois hadn't changed since its creation by Saint Louis. During Philip VI's reign, 3 new types of Gros were struck, with lighter weight and less silver. These monetary difficulties may be related to the premisses of the One Hundred Years' war and French military defeats.

The 3 bullets in the chatel and the star below are characteristic of the 2ond emission.
DrogerJun 01, 2016
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Dy.204 Philip III (the Bold): denier tournois 2 viewsPhilip III, king of France (1270-1285)
Denier tournois (1270-1280)

Billon (299 ‰), 0.85 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 11h
O: inner circle: +PhILIPVS.REX; cross pattée
R: inner circle: +TVRONVS.CIVIS.; châtel tournois

Another example of this type, quite hard to find in a very good state.
DrogerJun 01, 2016
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Dy.223 Philip IV (the Fair): denier tournois with round O 2 viewsPhilip IV, king of France (1285-1314)
Gros tournois with round O (1280-1290)

Billon (299 ‰), 1.00 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 4h
O: inner circle: +PhILIPPVS REX; cross pattée
R: inner circle: +TVRONVS CIVIS; châtel tournois

This type was struck during 1280-1285 (end of Philipp III's reign) and 1285-1290 (beginning of Philip IV's reign). The only difference with the denier tournois of the first part of Philip III's reign is PHILIPPVS, spelled with 2 P intead of 1.
DrogerJun 01, 2016
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RPC II 1947v Vespasianus12 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: ETOYΣ IEPOY / Γ, Eagle standing, left, on club; in left field, palm branch (Γ reingraved over B)
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.22 g 14.76 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 70-71 A.D.
RPC II 1947 - Prieur 113A (1 example mentioned in the book)
ex CGB E-auction 163 lot 99794
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 01, 2016
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