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Constantine I Mule1 viewsConstantine I
Ae3
CONSTANTINVS AVG
Laureate head right
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Wreath enclosing VOT X
U/ST
Struck in 322-325
(Ticinum issues do not contain the Caesarum Nostrorum reverse for this series.)
hoovermanFeb 05, 2016
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Barbarous issue of Constantine I1 viewsConstantine I
Ae3
CONSTANTINUS AV
Laureate head right
ILLEGIBLE
Wreath enclosing VOT X
ARLQ
Struck in @321-324 (?)
hoovermanFeb 05, 2016
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1 viewsNerva, 96 – 98
As 97, Æ 10.84 g. Laureate head r. Rev. Fortuna standing l. holing rudder and cornucopiae
. C 68. BMC 130. RIC 83. CBN 116.
imperatorFeb 05, 2016
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JUDAEA, Caesarea Maritima. Hadrian AE 15 Lion0 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3962; Kadman 30; BMC p. 21, 76 and pl. III.9; CNP II p. 102, 30; De Saulcy p. 123, 5corr. (Av.); Lindgren & Kovacs 2415; SNG ANS 773.

Obv. [IMP TR] [HAD]RIANO CA [A]
laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. C I F A C (Colonia Prima Flavia Augusta Caesarea)
Lion walking right; above, serpent

2.47 gr
14-15 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Schulten, Auction, Cologne, 22-23 April 1985, lot 467; ex Frank Sternberg, Auction 33, Zurich, 18-19 September 1997, lot 87, A.K. Collection: Coin ID C011 from Lot no. 559
okidokiFeb 05, 2016
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JUDAEA,Gaza Hadrian AE 26 132-33 AD Io and Tyche standing1 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 4029; De Saulcy 5; BMC 25; Cop. - Lindgren- - ANS.920

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right seen from rear.

Rev. ΕΙW ΓΑΖΑ in ex. Δ ΕΠI Γ P
Io, in long dress, standing r., and City-goddess, in long dress, turreted and holding cornucopia in her l. hand, clasping hands

12.88 gr
26 mm

Note.
Hadrian visited Gaza more than once, and it was upon such a visit in AD 128 that an additional reckoning date, that of the επιδημία (imperial visit), was added. During one of his trips the great temple of Zeus-Marnas may have been founded, as it first appears on the coins of Hadrian.
okidokiFeb 05, 2016
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Barbaric Imitative Tetricus Similar to RIC VII 86 Gallic mint, 270-273 CE0 viewsObverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
14.5 mm., .8 g.
NORMAN KFeb 05, 2016
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Barbaric imitative late roman coin0 viewsLegend not legible but appears to be a coin in the Constantine era.
Obverse has a right facing bust
Reverse has a soldier spearing a fallen horseman
21.8 mm, 4.3 g.
NORMAN KFeb 05, 2016
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ELAGABALUS, Victory Denarius 16 May 218 - March 222 C.E. -Limes Denar Mule with reverse of Alexander Severus 0 viewsReverse / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providence standing left, holding baton above globe at foot & cornucopia. (Alexander Severus)
Obverse / IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
NORMAN KFeb 05, 2016
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Hericlius, SBCV 8722 viewsDN ERACLIO PP AV
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, facing beardless, holding globus cruciger
Large X•X, Cross above, star left, E right
KRTS in ex.
Carthage
AE half follis, 17.5mm, 3.15mm
novacystisFeb 05, 2016
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Justin I, SBCV 1122 viewsDN IVSTINVS PP AVG
Diademed and draped bust right
Large IB, cross between
AΛEZ in ex.
Alexandria
AE 12 nummi, 13.5mm, 1.52g
novacystisFeb 05, 2016
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Maurice Tiberius, SBCV 534 year 52 views[ΠTINOC~] ~TIATAPPIV or similar
Facing bust wearing crown with trifoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa and eagle tupped scepter
Large X•X, Cross above, P below, ANNO left, u right
Theupolis, 586/7
AE half follis, 23mm, 5.34g
novacystisFeb 05, 2016
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Maurice Tiberius, SBCV 5433 viewsDN CONSTANTINVS PP
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right holding cross
Large IB with cross between
AΛEZ in ex.
Alexandria
12 nummi, 15.5mm, 5.79g
novacystisFeb 05, 2016
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Qin/Han Ban Liang1 viewsAE 半两 (ban.liang)
China, Qin/Han Dynasty? Probably 220 BCE - 180 BCE
Diameter: 30 mm Weight: 5.40 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 半两 (half liang), arranged right to left. Square hole centre.

Reverse: Blank.

Cast: Uncertain.

Notes:
- The dating of Ban Liang is not precisely defined. The weight and diamter of the coins are important to dating, but these factors are quite variable.
- Hartill 7.8

Ex Bob Reiss 2015
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Western Han Dynasty Ban Liang1 viewsAE 半两 (ban.liang)
China, Western Han Dynasty, 206 BCE - 25 CE
Diameter: 24 mm Weight: 2.93 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 半两 (half liang), arranged right to left. Square hole centre, thin raised outer rim.

Reverse: Blank.

Cast: Uncertain.

Notes:
- This final issue of Han dynasty Ban Liang are finely cast and date to between 136 and 119 BCE.
- Hartill 7.32

Ex Bob Reiss 2013
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Wang Mang Xiao Quan Zhi Yi1 viewsAE 小泉直一 (xiao.quan.zhi.yi)
China, Xin Dynasty, Emperor Wang Mang 9-23 CE
Diameter: 15 mm Weight: 1.07 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 小泉直一 (small cash value one), arranged from top to bottom, then right to left. Central square hole with border, outer raised rim.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain, possibly the capital Xian.

Notes:
- Issued as part of the ‘six coin reform’ of 9 – 14 CE; the da quan wu shi was the largest denomination, and this coin was the smallest.
- This specimen has traces of lacquer.
- Hartill 9.14

Ex Bob Reiss 2013
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Western Han Dynasty Wu Zhu1 viewsAE五铢 (wu.zhu)
China, Western Han Dynasty, 206 BCE - 25 CE
Diameter: 26 mm Weight: 3.53 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 五铢 (5 zhu), arranged right to left. Bar above centre square hole. Top and bottom strokes of ‘wu’ projecting slightly, raised outer rim.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain.

Notes:
- Probably cast after 113 BCE during the reign of Emperor WuDi, 140-87 BCE, who was the longest reigning Chinese monarch until KangXi (1662 -1722 CE).
- The wu zhu coinage was being heavily counterfeited, so the Han government set up a new coinage authority know as the 上林三官 (shang.lin.san.guan). Older wu zhus were gathered up and these new coins were cast in very fine quality. This successfully reduced the profitability of ‘private mints’.
- This example was lacquered in antiquity.
- Hartill 8.8

Ex Frank S Robinson 2013
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Tang Dynasty Kai Yuan Tong Bao1 viewsAE 开元通宝 (kai.yuan.tong.bao)
China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE
Diameter: 25 mm Weight: 3.47 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 开元通宝 (the inaugural currency), arranged top to bottom, then right to left. Raised rim and centre square hole with border. Small hook on final stroke of yuan.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain.

Notes:
- This coin belongs to the first issue of Kai Yuan, dating between 621 and 718 CE. They are also known as Wu De Kai Yuan, WuDe (武德) being the period title of the emperor Gao Zu.
- Hartill 14.1

Ex Bob Reiss 2013
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Tang Dynasty Qian Yuan Zhong Bao1 viewsAE 乾元重宝 (qian.yuan.zhong.bao)
China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE
Diameter: 24 mm Weight: 3.50 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 乾元重宝 (Qian Yuan (period title) heavy cash), arranged top to bottom, then right to left. Raised rim and centre square hole with border. Small hook on final stroke of yuan.

Reverse: Crescent below hole, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain.

Notes:
- These heavy cash coins were originally issued at around 5 grams but to be worth ten coins. Then an even heavier coin was issued to be worth 50 coins. Counterfeiting was rife, and they were eventually devalued to 1 cash. This coin belongs to that later period and was issued between 759 and 762 CE during the reign of Su Zong. The weight is exactly in line with normal kai yuan tong bao.
- Hartill 14.116

Ex Bob Reiss 2015
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Wang Mang Huo Quan1 viewsAE 货泉 (Huo.Quan)
China, Xin Dynasty, Emperor Wang Mang 9-23 CE
Diameter: 24 mm Weight: 2.87 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 货泉 (commodity cash), arranged right to left. Central square hole with double border, outer raised rim.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain, possibly the capital Xian.

Notes:
- This coin was issued circa 14 CE. It was issued in great quantity, and imitated in later periods.
- Hartill 9.34

Ex Frank S Robinson 2013
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Wang Mang Da Quan Wu Shi1 viewsAE 大泉五十 (Da.Quan.Wu.Shi)
China, Xin Dynasty, Emperor Wang Mang 9-23 CE
Diameter: 27.5 mm Weight: 4.92 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 大泉五十 (large cash fifty), arranged top to bottom, then right to left. Raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain, possibly the capital Xian.

Notes:
- Wang Mang was the only emperor on the Xin (new) dynasty. He was a devoted Confucianist and instituted many radical reforms according to his beliefs. Some had disastrous consequences for the state, despite being quite brilliantly visionary. This coin was part of his first coinage reform, and was an attempt to issue the world’s first fiat currency – this coin had a value of 50 regular coins. The reform was a well intentioned attempt to address the strain on government of minting millions of single value units in copper. These coins are beautifully made and were used and imitated long after Wang Mang’s death, but evidently the average person preferred 50 regular coins.
- Hartill 9.2

Ex IS Wright Adelaide, 2012
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Wang Mang Bu Quan1 viewsAE 布泉 (Bu.Quan)
China, Xin Dynasty, Emperor Wang Mang 9-23 CE
Diameter: 26 mm Weight: 3.35 grams

Obverse: The Hanzi 布泉 (Spade cash), arranged right to left of central square hole. Large 10 mm central square hole around which double border with two spike projections from lower corners. Outer raised rim.

Reverse: Blank, raised rim and raised border around square hole.

Cast: Uncertain, possibly the capital Xian.

Notes:
- This beautiful issue appears to only have lasted 1 year, circa 14 CE. The Hanzi characters are written in the aptly named ‘suspended needle’ script. The casting quality of Wang Mang coinage is generally very high, but these are exceptionally well made.
- This coin appears to be a replacement of the earlier first issue spade coins, which themselves were throwbacks to the Chinese spade coins from centuries past. Wang Mang held a great admiration and nostalgia for the early Zhou period, which he seems to have believed was the ideal Confucianist State.
- Hartill 9.70

Ex ECIN Associates 2015, Ex Frank S Robinson 2002
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Artabanos II AR Drachm2 viewsAR Drachm
Parthia, Artabanos II, 10-38 CE
Diameter: 19-21 mm Weight: 3.57 grams

Obverse: Bust to left, long square cut beard, hair almost straight, ear ring visible.

Reverse: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛNOΔ EVEPΓETOV ΔIXAIOV EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛXOC, Archer enthroned sitting right, mintmark below bow.

Mint: Ekbatana (Hamadan, Iran)

Notes:
- Sellwood type 63.6

Ex Ye Olde Coin Co (South Australia), 2004
PharsalosFeb 05, 2016
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Philip I Antoninianus Felicitas2 viewsAR Antoninianus
Philip I, 244-249 CE
Diameter: 24 mm Weight: 4.50 grams

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Draped, Cuirassed and Radiate bust to right.

Reverse: PM TRP III COS PP
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in her right arm and cornucopiae in her left arm.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- The reverse inscription dates this coin to 246 CE.

Ex Victor’s Imperial Coins, 2015
PharsalosFeb 04, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III4 views238 - 244 AD
AE 26 mm; 8.30 g
O: Laureate draped bust right
R: Nemesis standing left, holding rod and bridle; wheel at feet on left
Thrace, Hadrianopolis; Varbanov (engl.) 4066 (cites Jurukova Hadrianopolis 1987, No. 613)
laneyFeb 04, 2016
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(0217) MACRINUS and DIADUMENIAN2 views217-218 AD
AE pentassarion 26 mm; 10.86 g
O: AYT K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC Confronted heads of laureate Macrinus right and bare-headed Diadumenian left.
R: VΠ AΓPIΠΠOY MAPKIANOΠOLEITΩN Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, scales held out in right hand in front, cornucopia in left arm behind, wheel at feet in front. E in lower left field.
Markianopolis in Moesia Inferior; Hristova/Jekov (2011) 6.24.35.7
1 commentslaneyFeb 04, 2016
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Ancient Greece: Philip II of Macedon (359-336 BCE) AE20 Unit, Uncertain Mint (SNG ANS 850; Mionnet I, 750)3 viewsObv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY, Naked youth on horse prancing right on ground line, spearhead below.
1 commentsSpongeBobFeb 04, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-103var)1 viewsObv.: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right /
Rev.: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet // SARL star.
SpongeBobFeb 04, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Tacitus (275-276 CE) Silvered BI Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V-82)3 viewsObv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; radiate, draped & cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; XXIΓ in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBobFeb 04, 2016
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Bronze ADCANAUNOS, -75/-500 viewsBronze, 2,11 g, 16 mm
A/ Tête à gauche, ADCANAVNOS autour.
R/ Cheval au pas à gauche, volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3868 var. ; DT série 1211
GabalorFeb 04, 2016
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Hungary, Ludwig I, 1342 - 1382 6 viewsObv: MONETA LODOVICI, head of a Saracen facing left, within a circle.

Rev: +REGIS HVGARIE, patriarchal double-barred cross with six pellets, L - S within a circle.

Silver Denar, 1342 - 1382

0.42 grams, 13.27 mm, 45°

Huszar 547 (var.)
Matt InglimaFeb 04, 2016
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BCC LR571 viewsLate Roman
Licinius I 308-324CE
Obv:IMP LICINIVS AVG
Laureate bust left in imperial mantle,
holding mappa, globe, and scepter.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standig, head left, Victory
on globe in right hand, scepter in left,
captive at feet. Officina I? in right field.
In ex: SMANT (Antioch)
20 mm. 3.32 gm. Axis:330
Possible reference: RIC VII 27
v-dromeFeb 03, 2016
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0530 - Bendall Type 8c - Demi Silique anonyme au VIe siècle émis à Constantinople (c530)1 viewsA l'avers buste drapé et casqué de Constantinopolis à droite .
Au revers grand K dans un bord perlé.
J. P. C. Kent, "Urbs Roma and Constantinopolis Medallions at the mint of Rome," dans un essai publié en Suisse : Scripta Nummaria Romana, pl. 13, 28.
S. Bendall essaye une tentative de classement et de chronologie. Il accepte la conclusion générale que les plus anciennes, de style très fin, ont été frappée à l'occasion l’inauguration de la nouvelle capitale de l'empire le 11 mai 330, sur cette première série, le buste de Rome représente une femme probablement de la famille de Constantin. Bendall analyse aussi les variations de style et suggère que d'autres émissions ont eu lieu aux anniversaires de la fondation de Constantinople, en 430 et 530, et que d'autre variantes auraient été émises à d'autres événements du règne de Justinien I pour célébré la reconquête de l'Italie.
Atelier : Constantinople (Istanbul en Turquie) - Ref : Bendall Type 8c - Sommer 7.109 (Maurice), Tolstoï 28, 612 - Rare
0,80 g / 13-15 mm - Etat presque Extremely Fine
1 commentséRIC_FRFeb 03, 2016
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Fraction - cheval/volute, argent, -100/-50. 0 viewsArgent, 0,52 g, 10 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche.
R/ Cheval au galop, volute dessus.
Réfs : DT ... ; Depeyrot ... ; Dicomon ...
GabalorFeb 03, 2016
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Fraction - Tête casquée (?) / cheval, argent, -100/-500 viewsArgent, 0,48 g, 10 mm.
A/ Tête à droite casquée (?), grènetis.
R/ Cheval à droite
Réfs : Dicomon ARV... ; DT ... ; Depeyrot ...
GabalorFeb 03, 2016
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AR-No.ZTR 121/N´1-C (MW)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 139-138 B.C

AE 16.65mm (Thickness 2.33mm), weight 3.20g, die axis = 1h (30 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 121 below.
AradosFeb 03, 2016
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Diocletian RIC VI 64a Rome, 296-297 CE1 views
AE Follis
Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modiuson head, naked, except for chlamys over left shoulderholding patera and cornucopiae.,
R in left field, A in ex. 26.6 mm., 4.8 g.
Ref: RIC VI Rome 64a
NORMAN KFeb 03, 2016
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Licinius I, Nicomedia RIC VI-015.S1 viewsAE Folles
Nicomedia mint, 313-317 A.D.
23mm, 4.40g
RIC VII-15, RCVv.4-15216

Obverse:
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
IOVI CONSERVATORI
N and S in right field
SMN in exergue
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe in right hand; eagle holding wreath to left.
Will JFeb 03, 2016
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Septimius Severus 193-211 A.D0 viewsSeptimius Severus Decapolis, Petra in Syria. A.D. 193-211. Ae 23mm. 7.47gm. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, countermark (Howgego 801) in right field (.Δ.) in circular punch. Rev: Tyche seated left on rock, holding small stele and trophy.
Spijkerman 27; Rosenberger 22.
ddwauFeb 03, 2016
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3688 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118 AD Eagle standing3 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3688; Prieur 156; McAlee 533

ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β
Eagle with wings spread standing facing on leg and thigh of animal, head left.

13.26 gr
mm
h
okidokiFeb 03, 2016
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2763 CILICIA, Syedra. Hadrian Æ 17. Demeter standing1 viewsReference. Rare
RPC 3, 2763; Ziegler 109; SNG Pfälzer 1162-4;

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΥΕΔΡΕωΝ
Demeter seated left, holding ears of corn downwards in her right. hand and lighted torch in left

9.18 gr
mm
h
okidokiFeb 03, 2016
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Antiochus VII/Hyrcanus I, 132-130 B.C.0 viewsAntiochus VII/Hyrcanus I, 132-130 BC, bronze prutah of 14 mm, 1.56 grams. Struck as a transitional issue at the mint of Jerusalem, 132-130 BC.
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Seleucid anchor.
Reverse: Lily of Jerusalem.
Reference: Hendin 1131.
ddwauFeb 03, 2016
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I0 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVSPP AVG or similar/incomplete. Did., dr. and cur bust r.
Rev: Large E, B officinae to right
Mint: Constantinople
Date: After reduction of 542-565 CE
SBC 171DO 97a-d
14/9mm 1.46g
wileycFeb 03, 2016
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 20360 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 1.50gm
dhc
wileycFeb 03, 2016
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 20360 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm .92gm
dhc
wileycFeb 03, 2016
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 20360 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.85gm
dhc
wileycFeb 03, 2016
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 6.62 g, 12h)
Galley
TAP/COC
Rostovtsev, “ΔΩPEA CITOY TAPCΩ,” in NC 1900, p. 103; Rostovtsev –

Despite the Greek legend naming Tarsus, the fabric of this piece confirms that it is from the city of Rome.
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 6.63 g, 12h)
Griffin standing right, raising front paw
LST
Rostovtsev –

Remarkably, Rostovtsev does not record any tesserae with a griffin.
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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0 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.73 g, 12h)
Head of a young athlete right; (AV) to left, II to right
Apollo standing left, holding branch, resting left arm on tripod
Rostovtsev 843, pl. VIII, 53 corr. (obv. legend); Rostovtsev & Prou 532; Munich 179-80; Ruggerio 1408; BM 28-31, 33
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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1 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.34 gm 2 h) Dated year 4 of an uncertain era
Bust of Horus right, wearing stylized pschent crown, being crowned by Victory flying left; LΔ (date) to lower right
Nilus recling left on crocodile, holding reeds and cornucopia, being crowned by Victory flying right
Milne –; Dattari (Savio) 11642; Köln –
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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2 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Lauphilos, boularches of the Boule
PB Tessera (21mm, 5.16 g)
ΛAOVΦIΛ•-•BOVΛAP Δ[A]
Tyche-Dikaiosyne standing left holding cornucopia and scales
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç –

Ex Tom Vossen Collection; Münzzentrum 161 (11 January 2012), lot 316; Münzzentrum 159 (4 May 2011), lot 359
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (23mm, 5.71 g, 12 h)
Basket
Two strigils; N P flanking
Rostovtsev –

Ex Agora 34 (9 June 2015), lot 151
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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0 viewsROME. M. Arrius Vestinus.
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.08 g, 12 h)
Amphora; grain ear to right
M · AR/ VES
Rostovtsev p. 140, note = Ficorini II, pl. XVII, 10

Ex Agora 34 (9 June 2015), lot 149
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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2 viewsROME. M. Arrius Vestinus.
PB Tessera (22mm, 5.14 g, 12h)
Victory flying left, holding wreath and palm frond
M · AR/ VES
Rostovtsev 1135 = Kircheriano 527 var. (no horizontal line)

Ex Agora 34 (9 June 2015), lot 148
ArdatirionFeb 03, 2016
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ROMAN, Emperor Claudius II Gothicus ( AD 268-270 )6 viewsAE Antoninianus , with a superb portrait.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right 
Reverse: FIDES MILIT, Fides ( goddess of trust )standing left holding two Legionary ensigns. S in Exergue.
Mediolanum ( Milan ) mint AD 268-270.
Weight: 3.4 gr. Diameter: 18 mm.
Reference: RIC VI 149 Mediolanum.
3 commentsSamFeb 02, 2016
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LYSIMACHUS KING OF THRACIA AR Drachm1 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Heracles right wearing lionskin headdress
REVERSE: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand & sceptre in left, lion forepart & crescent before, pentagram under throne.
Struck at Colophon, Thrace 301-297 BC
4.17g, 18mm
Price L1842
LegatusFeb 02, 2016
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ROMAN EMPIRE / Emperor Claudius II Gothicus ( AD 268-270 ) 1 viewsAE Antoninianus , with a superb portrait.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right
Reverse: FIDES MILIT, Fides ( goddess of trust ) standing left holding two Legionary ensigns. S in Exergue.
Mediolanum ( Milan ) mint AD 268-270.
Weight: 3.4 gr. Diameter: 18 mm.
Reference: RIC VI 149 Mediolanum.
SamFeb 02, 2016
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AR-No.AEBG 184/PΠΔD12-B (MV)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 76-75 B.C

AE 19.80mm (Thickness 2.70mm), weight 5.66g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, BC over ΔN above, Aradian era date 184 (PΠΔ ) & Phoenician letter daleph (D) with monogram below.
AradosFeb 02, 2016
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Valentinian I (364 - 375 A.D.)5 views Æ3
O:DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
R: RESTITVTOR REIP, Valentinian standing front, head right, holding Victory and standard with X on banner. Mintmark SMKB
20mm
3.38g
Cyzicus
RIC 10a, B
MatFeb 02, 2016
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Constantine I, Cyzicus RIC VII-135.E1 viewsAE3
Cyzicus mint, 336-337 A.D.
16mm, 1.35g
RIC VII-135, RCVv.4-16373

Obverse:
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rosette-diadem , draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLOR.IA EXERCITVS
SMKE
Two soldiers, helmeted, standing facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shield resting on ground; between them, one standard.
Will JFeb 02, 2016
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Commodus Sestertius Roma w/Victory12 viewsObv.
M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT
Radiate head right

Rev.
PM TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P
S C
Roma standing left holding Victory & sceptre

RIC 461

29mm
2 commentsancientdaveFeb 02, 2016
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Titus Sestertius Spes19 viewsObv.
IMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P P P COS VIII
Radiate head right

Rev.
SC
Greek archaic statue of Spes (Elpis) walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt

RIC 168

34mm 25.50g
5 commentsancientdaveFeb 02, 2016
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Domitian-RIC-68537 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 685 (C2), BMC 158, RSC 257
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
VF

Late in 89 Domitian was voted a double triumph over the Chatti and the Dacians. This common denarius struck between mid September and 31 December records Domitian's 21st imperial acclamation, the culmination of the two campaigns. This large issue was likely struck for a donative paid out to the troops.

A conventional third period portrait in good style.
David AthertonFeb 02, 2016
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Trebonianus Gallus, RIC IV-082 Antioch3 viewsAR Antoninianus
Antioch mint, 251-252 A.D.
21mm, 2.87g
RIC IV-82, RSCv.4-34e, RCVv.3-9628

Obverse:
IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
... below

Reverse:
FELICITAS PVBL
Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae.
... in exergue
Will JFeb 02, 2016
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Illyria, Apollonia, (200-30 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Ceka 115, SNG Cop 381, 11 viewsIllyria, Apollonia, (200-30 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Ceka 115, SNG Cop 381,
avers: TIMHN above, Cow standing left, looking back at calf which it suckles, Monogram belove (ΠANK).
revers: AΠOΛ-ΔAMO-ΦΩN-TOΣ, Square containing double stellate pattern.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 2,89g, axis: 11h,
mint: Illyria, Apollonia, date: 51 B.C., ref: Ceka-115, SNG-Cop-381,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2016
RIC-100_Traianus_AR-Den_IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P_COS-V-PP_SPQR-OPTIMO-PRINC_DANVVIVS_RIC-100_19x19_Sc_107AD_Q-001_7h_17-18,5mm_2,85g-s.jpg
027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,19 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,
avers: IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P, Laureate head right, draped (Aegis?) bust left shoulder.
revers: COS-V-P-P-SPQR-OPTIMO-PRINC/DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, right hand on prow of ship, reeds over arm.
exerg: -/-//DANVVIVS, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight:2,85g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-II-100-p-251, RSC 136, BMC 395,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2016
RIC-431_Ant_Pius_DIVVS_ANTONINVS_CONSECRAIO_RIC-431(Marc-Avr)_RSC-155_BMC-48_Rome-161-AD_19,5x39_Q-001_0h_18-19mm_2,75g-s.jpg
035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0431 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Eagle on altar,21 views035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0431 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Eagle on altar,
avers: DIVVS ANTONINVS, Bare-headed bust right.
revers: CONSECRAIO, Eagle standing right on altar, head turned left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,75g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: Consecration issue, struck after Pius' death in 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-(Marcus Aurelius)-431-p-247, RSC-155, BMC-48,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 01, 2016
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8 viewsTrajan Æ Dupondius. Rome, circa AD 103-111.
Radiate bust right, Aegis/
Victory standing right fastening shield inscribed VIC DAC on palm. RIC 531
3 commentsimperatorFeb 01, 2016
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Domitian Cistophorus20 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII
laureate head of Domitian to right

CA PIT across field, RESTIT in exergue
tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus, containing statues of the Capitoline Triad, Jupiter seated left between standing figures of Juno and Minerva

Ephesus or more likely Rome for circulation in the East
A.D. 82

Rare
10.83g

S.2715, BMC 251, RSC 23, RPC 864

From the MS collection
Ex-G&M auction 147 lot 1813 March 2006
Ex-Calgary Coin
4 commentsJay GT4Feb 01, 2016
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AR-No.ZTR 120/N´1-C (MU)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 140-139 B.C

AE 15.25mm (Thickness 3.21mm), weight 3.63g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 120 below.
AradosFeb 01, 2016
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Gens Tituria, denario (89 a.C.), R/ Ratto delle Sabine4 viewsL. Titurius Sabinus, Denario, 89 a.C., Roma,
AR, 3,90 gr, 19 mm. qBB
D/ SABIN; testa di Tito Tazio rivolta a destra; davanti, un ramo di palma.
R/ L TITVRI (in ex); il ratto delle Sabine: due soldati romani rapiscono due donne sabine.
Cr. 344/1b
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dall' 1 febbraio 2016, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino al gennaio 2016)
1 commentspaoloFeb 01, 2016
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S.964 Imitation of Alfred3 viewsViking penny imitating Alfred, king of Wessex 871-899
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: unknown (probably East Anglia)
S. 964

Viking imitation of the well-known 'Londonia' type struck for King Alfred. Alfred was the only king of England to carry the moniker 'the great', due to his success in saving his kingdom and people from destruction at the hands of the Vikings.

This type copies the official penny of Alfred featuring the monogram of the city of London, which copies earlier monograms seen on Roman, Gothic, and Frankish coins. The original is believed to have been struck to commemorate the retaking of London from the Danes, ca. 886. This imitation presumably dates from a few years later.

Alfred struck a peace treaty with Guthrum, warlord of the Danes, probably after retaking London. This established a boundary for Danish territory and brought some peace to England for a period. Presumably trade between the two peoples began, and the Danes started minting coins imitating the contemporary issues from Wessex.

This particular coin is almost certainly a Viking imitation due to the crude style and low weight (1.2g). It was double struck about 10 degrees off, and as such the imagery is a little muddled, but still quite readable.

Ex- Downies
NapFeb 01, 2016
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AE follis Constans II SB 10080 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between KWN and CTAN star above officina A below M, U in exergue as regnal yr. (15)
Mint Constantinople
Date: 655/6 CE
Sear 1008 DO 75-6
20mm 2.9
wileycFeb 01, 2016
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MR-No.ZDCT 148/YMB12-B (MT)2 viewsPhoenicia, Marathos 111-110 B.C

AE 20.76mm (Thickness 3.42mm), weight 7.56g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus right, laureate border of dots.

Reverse: Double Cornucopia tied with Taenia, Yodh (Y), Mem (M) & Beth (B) left with Nun below, Marathenian (=Aradian) era date 148 on the right read upwards with Beth (B) below.
1 commentsAradosJan 31, 2016
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Menander I (ca. 160-145 BCE) chalkous (AE)3 viewsObv.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Elephant's head left) Rev.: Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (Herakles' club) Field: Monogram(s) Weight: 3.15 g. Diameter: 15 mm. Reference: Mitchiner 240, HGCS 12/197Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Orodes I (ca. 90-80 BCE) drachm (AR)8 viewsObv.: Bearded bust left wearing tiara with eight-pointed star, pellet ended torque Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand) Weight: 4.17 g. Diameter: 21.84 mm. Reference: Sellwood 31.62 commentsNick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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BCC LR566 viewsLate Roman
Constantine I 306-337 CE
Obv:CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
Laural and rosette diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing inward, holding spears, shields,
and two standards between them.
(edit) In ex. RFP
16.5mm 2.13gm. Axis:315
Reference: RIC VII Rome 327
2 commentsv-dromeJan 31, 2016
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Soter Megas (ca. 55-105 CE) drachm (AE)4 viewsObv.: Diademed bust right, holding sceptre, seven rays Rev.: [ΒΑCΙΛΕΥC ΒΑCΙΛΕΥWΝ CWΤΗΡ ΜΕΓΑC] (King mounted on horse right, holding whip or dagger) Field: Tamgha Weight: 2.2 g. Diameter: 11 mm. Reference: Mitchiner 2928Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Shapur II (309-397 CE) drachm (AR)5 viewsObv.: Pahlavi legend (Crowned bust right) Rev.: Fire altar flanked by attendants, bust right in flames Weight: 4.04 g. Diameter: 22 mm. Reference: SNS III Type Ib1/3a; Göbl Type Ia/6a Provenance: Ex CNG e-auction 362, ex Prof. dr. Andreas Urs Sommer (Gorny & Mosch 204, 5 March 2012), lot 1647.Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Zoilos II (ca. 55-35 BCE) drachm (AR)2 viewsObv.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΖΟΙΛΟΥ (Diademed and draped bust right) Rev. Maharajasa tratarasa Jhoilasa (Athena Promachos advancing left, hurling thunderbolt and holding shield) Field: Monogram(s) Weight: 2.28 g. Diameter: 16.5 mm. Reference: Bopearachchi 363, HGCS 12/465Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Kanishka I (ca. 127-150 CE) tetradrachm (AE)3 viewsObv.: þAO KANηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left) Rev.: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders) Field: Tamgha Weight: 16.27 g. Diameter: 26.1 mm. Reference: Göbl 774, MAC 30791 commentsNick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Kanishka I (ca. 127-150 CE) drachm (AE)1 viewsObv.: þAO K[ANHþKI] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left) Rev.: OηþO (Two-armed ithyphallic Oesho (Shiva?) standing facing, head turned to left, nimbate, holding various attributes) Weight: 4.77 g. Diameter: 17.8 mm. Reference: Mitchiner 3168Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Kanishka I (ca. 127-150 CE) drachm (AE)6 viewsObv.: [þAO KA]ΝηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left) Rev.: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders) Field: Tamgha Weight: 4.40 g. Diameter: 18.28 mm.Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Huvishka (ca. 158-195 CE) tetradrachm (AE)1 viewsObv.: [þAONA]NOþ OOηþK[E KOþANO] (Huvishka facing, diademed, seated cross-legged on cushions, with sceptre in raised left hand, right arm on hip) Rev.: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders) Field: Tamgha Weight: 12.7 g. Diameter: 23.84 mm. Reference: Mitchiner 3249Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Azes I (ca. 58-12 BCE) tetradrachm (AR)5 viewsObv.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY (King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Karoshti letter (ka) in field) Rev.: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (Athena standing right, holding shield and spear, making benediction gesture) Field: Monograms Weight: 9.81 g. Diameter: 24 mm. Reference: HGCS 12/637Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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AR-No.ZTR 106/´L 12-C (MS)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 154-153 B.C

AE 16.47mm (Thickness 2.00mm), weight 3.00g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters aleph (´) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 106 below.
AradosJan 31, 2016
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Antimachos I (174-165 BCE) obol (AR)3 viewsObv.: Diademed and draped bust right, wearing kausia Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Θ[ΕΟΥ] ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ (Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and filleted palm) Field: Monogram Weight: 0.7 g. Diameter: 11 mm. Reference: Bopearachchi 4B, HGCS 12/111 Provenance: Ex CNG e-auction 362, ex Brian Kritt1 commentsNick.vdwJan 31, 2016
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Apollodotos I (180-160 BCE) hemiobol (AE)3 viewsObv.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ (Apollo standing facing, holding arrow and resting bow on ground) Rev.: Maharajasa Apaladatasa tratarasa (Tripod) Field: Monogram(s) Weight: 8.4 g. Diameter: 22.3 mm. Reference: Mitchiner 209, HGCS 12/120Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
Arab_governors_of_Tabaristan_(ca__775_CE)_half_dirham_(AR).jpg
Arab governors of Tabaristan (ca. 775 CE) half dirham (AR)3 viewsObv.: Arabic-Kufic legend (Crowned bust of Khosrau II right) Rev.: Fire altar flanked by attendants, date and mint Weight: 1.97 g. Diameter: 24.12 mm.Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
Eukratides_I_(ca__171-145_BCE)_obol_(AR).jpg
Eukratides I (ca. 171-145 BCE) obol (AR)2 viewsObv.: Diademed bust of king right Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ (Two pilei surmounted by stars and two palm branches) Field: Monogram Weight: 0.64 g. Diameter: 11.48 mm. Reference: HGCS 12/138Nick.vdwJan 31, 2016
Alexander_III_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(The_Great,_323_-_317_B_C_),_Price_0405v,_AE-15,_33x16,5mm_Maced_sh_-thun__E-mon_B-A_dot-in_cr__c-334-310-BC_Q-001_8h_14,5-16mm_5,78g-s.jpg
Alexander III., Macedonia, Kings, (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0405var., AE-15, Macedonian mint, Macedonian helmet,27 viewsAlexander III., Macedonia, Kings, (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0405var., AE-15, Macedonian mint, Macedonian helmet,
avers: Macedonian shield with thunderbolt on boss.
revers: B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet, dot in crescent below, >E monogram at upper right.
exerg: -/B/>E/A//• in crescent, diameter: 14,5-16mm, weight:4,38g, axes:8h,
mint: Macedonian mint, date: c. 334-310 B.C., ref: Price 405var., SNG Alpha Bank 829var.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 31, 2016
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Alexander III., Macedonia, Kings, (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0386, AE-18, Macedonian mint, Bow in case and club, trident,33 viewsAlexander III., Macedonia, Kings, (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0386, AE-18, Macedonian mint, Bow in case and club, trident,
avers: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
revers: B A between bow in case and club, trident head right below.
exerg: B/A//Trident, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight:5,78g, axes:4h,
mint: Macedonian mint, date: c. 325-310 B.C., ref: Price 386, SNG Alpha Bank 796,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 31, 2016
RPC4_5727.jpg
Sillyum, Pamphylia. AE154 viewsObv: helmeted head of Ares, r.
Rev: bearded male figure (Zeus or Dionysus?) seated, l., holding uncertain object (patera?) and long sceptre, СΙΛΛVƐ ΩΝ

14.6 - 15.4 mm, 2.7 g

RPC4 - 5727 (temp), Antonine era.

Pekka KJan 31, 2016
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RIC 0534 Domitianus3 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : FIDEI PVBLICAE / S C (in fied), Fides standing right, with corn ears and plate of fruits
AE/Dupondius (29.03 mm 12.83 g 6h) Struck in Rome 87 A.D.
RIC 534 (R3), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 31, 2016
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Orodes IV2 viewsAE drachm, c. 2nd half of 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-1c
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 31, 2016
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Prince A3 viewsAE drachm, late 2nd to early 3rd century AD
Van’t Haaff 19.1.1-1A
1 commentsRobert L3Jan 31, 2016
Van__t_Haaff_16_1_1-1_Orodes_III_drachm.jpg
Orodes III2 viewsAE drachm, 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1
Robert L3Jan 31, 2016
Van__t_Haaff_14_6_1-3_Phraates_drachm.jpg
Phraates2 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 14.6.1-3
Robert L3Jan 31, 2016
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Claudius as CONSTANTIAE 7 viewsClaudius (41-54 AD). AE As (28 mm, 11.74 g), Roma (Rome), 50-54 AD.
Obv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Rev. AVGVSTI / S - C, Constantia, helmeted and in military attire, standing left and holding long spear.
1 commentsimperatorJan 31, 2016
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7 viewsDomitian AE Dupondius. Rome Mint 87 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Radiate bust right with aegis.
Reverse: FIDEI PUBLICAE - S C, Fides standing right with corn ears and basket of fruits. RIC: 534 Rare.
1 commentsimperatorJan 31, 2016
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6 viewsTRAJAN (98-117). Dupondius. Rome.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TPAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P.
Radiate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: FELICITAS AVGVST / S - C.
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
1 commentsimperatorJan 31, 2016
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Marc Antony AR Denarius10 viewsAthens, 32 BC. M. Junius Silanus, quaestor proconsul. 3.42g, 20 mm
Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III V R P C, bare head of Marc Antony right
Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III in two lines. Crawford 542/2; CRI 347; Sydenham 1209; RSC 2.
Ex: Manfred Swan Collection, Ex: Calgary Coin
2 commentsorfewJan 30, 2016
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Aegina, Attica3 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
1 commentsJaimelaiJan 30, 2016
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Aegina, Attica4 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
1 commentsJaimelaiJan 30, 2016
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297 Hadrian, AR Denarius, 134-138 AD, Undetermined Eastern Mint10 viewsReference.
cf RIC II, 297

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. AEGYPTOS
Egypt reclining left, sistrum in right hand, left arm resting on modius filled with grain ears, ibis at feet

2.73 gr
18 mm
8h.
1 commentsokidokiJan 30, 2016
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Byzantine Empire: Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII (977-989 CE) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1810; DOC 17)3 viewsObv: Cross crosslet, with X at intersection, on base, globus, and four steps. In field left, facing bust of Basil, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In field right, facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia. Triple linear border
Rev: with ornament above and beneath. Triple linear border
1 commentsSpongeBobJan 30, 2016
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Sear 00211 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 14.98g., diameter 34mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu GalyonJan 30, 2016
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Crusaders: Tancred, Regent (1101-1112) Æ Follis, Antioch (Metcalf, Crusades-81; CCS-5)1 viewsObv: IC XC (Ιησούς Χριστός; Jesus Christ); Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, nimbate, wearing tunic and cloak, holding Gospels
Rev: Cross pattée with pellet at end of each bar; TA NK P H in quarters; fleuronné at base
SpongeBobJan 30, 2016
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Umayyad Caliphate, Arab-Byzantine: Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan (661-680 CE) Æ Fals, Damascus (Album-3511.1; SICA I, 577; DOCAB-57; Walker 4-5)2 viewsObv: Emperor seated on throne, facing, wearing long robe and crown with cross; in right hand he holds a cross-tipped scepter, sloping over right shoulder; in left a globus cruciger; in field right, downwards ΛЄO; to left, bird above T
Rev: Large m; cross above; below, pseudo-Ω with central pellet; X/X/II to left, AИO to right; ΔAM in exergue
SpongeBobJan 30, 2016
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Commodus (RIC 1588, Coin #708)1 viewsRIC 1588 (Common), Orichalcum Sestertius, Rome, 181 - 182 AD.
Minted under Marcus Aurelius
OBV: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III; Laureate head right.
REV: LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS P P S C; Libertas standing left holding pileus and rod.
SIZE: 29.0mm, 24.32g
MaynardGeeJan 30, 2016
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3 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius.
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre.
Minted in Rome in A.D. 196
RIC 85. RSC 429
imperatorJan 30, 2016
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TEMPLE, Maxentius.8 viewsMAXENTIUS (307-312). Follis. Aquileia.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE / AQ S.
Roma seated left on shield, holding spear and presenting globe to Maxentius standing right, holding spear; all within tetrastyle temple with Victories as acroteria and she-wolf suckling the twins in pediment.
RIC 113.
.
2 commentsimperatorJan 30, 2016
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Diocletian14 viewsIMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Genius standing left holding patera and Cornucopiae SF in fields PTR in ex.

Trier 294 AD

9.74g

29 mm

RIC 582
EF
1 commentsJay GT4Jan 29, 2016
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Galerius16 viewsIMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
laureate head right

SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
R wreath S in ex.
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

9.32g
30 mm
EF
Scarce
Rome 306 AD
Rome RIC VI 132b
See notes below

This is the Wildwinds example! Thanks Dane.

Notes: RIC lists these types as being produced in two periods,
the second period (coins are identical in all respects) being struck in Autumn 306, and also listed as RIC 158a and
159a.
2 commentsJay GT4Jan 29, 2016
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3281 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian AE 25 Zeus2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3281; SNG Cop 359; Levante SNG 1002

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ ΟΛΥΝΔΙΟС (sic)
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, star below chin.

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗС ΤΑΡСΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩС
Zeus seated, left, holding Nike on his extended right hand, left resting on sceptre.

12.45 gr
25 mm
okidokiJan 29, 2016
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Julian II14 viewsDN FL C IVLIANVS P F AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right

SECVRITAS REIPVB
bull standing right; palm branch-TESA-palm branch in ex.

8.37g

Thessalonica
360-363 A.D.

RIC 225

New Photo
Jay GT4Jan 29, 2016
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)3 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.12 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded, mustachioed bust of king left, wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Hair in five rows. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, holding bow and wearing bashlyk - monogram below. Legend possibly: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, God-like, Friend of the Greeks. Reference: Sellwood #40.3; Shore #190.1 commentsmuseumguyJan 29, 2016
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Parthia - Pacorus II (77/78-105 AD)2 viewsMetal/Size: AR23; Weight: 3.2 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Ecbatana; Date: 77/78-105 AD; Obverse: Bust of Pacorus left with short, pointed beard rounded on sides, moustache and wearing tiara and crown with four-banded diadem with double loop and three ribbons. A temple lock is present below diadem. Tiara has six hooks on top with a double-hook in center. King wears earring and a necklace which shows only top two bands. There is a dotted border showing 20 full beads-rest are faded out or off flan. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and holding bow. 7 line retrograde legend: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNOV ΔIXΛIOV IVIIΓITO(V) IΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛHNOC. Mint symbol of Ecbatana. References: Sellwood 77.8 (Gotarzes I); Shore #399 (Gotarzes I); Sunrise #434.1 commentsmuseumguyJan 29, 2016
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PHOENICIA Dora Hadrian AE 25 117-18 AD? Doros2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3919; Sofaer 34; Rouvier 773, Meshorer 37

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΚΑΙС
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΔΩΡ ΙƐΡ ΑСΥΛ ΑΥΤ ΝΑΥΑΡ
Laureate head of Doros, right, below chin, aphlaston below, ΠP (year 180)

12.80 gr
25 mm
okidokiJan 29, 2016
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1015.02 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 117-18 AD Nilus 2 viewsReference.
Emmett 1015.2; RPC 3, 5023; Dattari 1798v, Milne 859; Köln 760 var.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΝΟС (sic) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. LB (year 2)
Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, left holding reed and cornucopia.

23.96 gr
35 mm
1 commentsokidokiJan 29, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 389 var1 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SP(sic) SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– INVICTO IMP, Trophy with captured arms below
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 – A.D. 195
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC 389 var (S). RSC 232.var
maridvnvmJan 29, 2016
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Roman Empire, Titus1 viewsThis coin was found near to the Roman town of Chesterton Just off the Foss Way England
I was working there in a field when cleaning out a ditch
I do not know much about it
Other than I think it is the same as one you have on your web page
Titus Silver coin ,14.5mm dai, Titus head , victory on the back
I was told that it could be a rare coin , by a friend ?

I have no wish to sell it but I would appreciate and help on the history
As to being a rare coin , then I am a luck person .
Roger Chamley
roger cJan 29, 2016
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VETRANIO EMPEROR, CAPTIVE AT FEET4 viewsBronze AE 2, RIC VIII 296, diameter 18.5 mm 2.1 g, Siscia mint, 350 C.E.
Obverse: DN VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGSTORVM, emperor, standing right, holding spear and globe, at feet seated captive, ASIS in ex
NORMAN KJan 29, 2016
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1198 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-26 AD Caps of the Dioscouri2 viewsReference.
Emmett 1198.10; RPC 3, 5635; Milne 1172

Obv.
laureate head of Hadrian.

Rev. L ΔΕ (year 10)
Piloi stars above (Caps of the Dioscouri)

1.42 gr
12 mm
okidokiJan 29, 2016
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Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)0 viewsSear 7472, Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276-278

AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint, 3.54 g., 17.69 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bare headed bust with medium-long hair in five waves wearing broad three-layered diadem and three ribbons, moustache, long beard bent back at the tip and wart on forehead facing left, eagle offering diadem in upper right field.

Rev: Beardless archer (Arsakes I) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; monogram 26 below bow [mintmark ?]; seven-line Greek inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ (above) ΑΡΣΑΚ[ΟΥ] (to right) ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ (below) ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ] (to left) (= Of the King of Kings, Arsakes [founder of the Arsacid Dynasty]).

Son of Orodes II, Phraates was appointed successor to the throne in 37 B.C., after the death of his brother Pacorus I. He soon murdered his father and all his thirty brothers.
StkpJan 29, 2016
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Julia Domna1 viewsTom RJan 28, 2016
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Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 669 (C3); BMCRE II 153; BnF III 147; RSC II 2515 viewsSilver denarius
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded shield at feet behind.
2.85 g., 18.7 mm, Rome mint
1 commentsNORMAN KJan 28, 2016
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361 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Indulgentia6 viewsReference.
Strack 198; RIC 361c; C. 845

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVG in ex. COS III.
Indulgentia, draped, seated left on throne, holding out right hand and holding transverse sceptre in left.

3.13 gr
18 mm
7h

Provenance
Agora Wien
NUMISMATA, International Coin Fair, Vienna 2010
okidokiJan 28, 2016
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1er Emission - 2e Phase - (mi 260-261) - Trèves - SALVS PROVINCIARVM1 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
SALVS PROVINCIARVM
variante divinité fluviale sans cornes
EG 8
CUNETIO 2371
RIC 87
ELMER (123)
AGK 87c
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
PYLJan 28, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.46.15 corr. (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.64g, 17.36mm, 15°
obv. AV KAI C - CEVHRO
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I.
Tetrastyle temple with trigonal pediment, within tree entwined by snake(?)
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1402 (temple without cult statue)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2493 (for the rev. type only)
c) not in Hristova/Jekov/Hoeft (2015):
rev. Nr. 8.14.46.15 corr. (writes Asklepios and NIKOPOLIT PROC ICT.)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.16.15 (same die)
F+, very rare, dark green Patina

The statue within the temple doesn't look like Asklepios. It can well be a tree entwined by snake as on Varbanov 2493.
JochenJan 28, 2016
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Constantius II, RIC VII 145, Aquileia, 337-361 CE3 viewsObverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse:GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
Mintmark: dot AQP, Aquileia 15.5 mm., 1.6 g.
RIC VII Aquileia 145
NORMAN KJan 28, 2016
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Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Augustus (27 BC–AD 14)? Most likely unpublished.3 viewsLydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Augustus (27 BC–AD 14)? Æ 14.86mm, 3.16 g, 12h
Obverse: ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΣΙΠΥΛΟΥ, turreted head of Tyche right.
Reverse: ΚΙ[Λ] – ΑΣ, Zeus standing left, bare to waist (or nude?) with chlamys over left arm, holding long scepter with right hand, while facing Hermes to left where the latter stands and faces right, wearing cloak, holding caduceus in right(?) hand, and the same scepter with his left(?).
References: None found.
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (on eBay), 12-10-2015.
1 commentsMark FoxJan 28, 2016
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Lead trade weight0 viewsno mark
25 by 18 by 8 mm
32.67g
wileycJan 28, 2016
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Lead trade weight0 viewsNo marking
21 by 18 by 9mm
38.8g
wileycJan 28, 2016
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Lead trade weight0 viewsunmarked all sides
10 by 16 by 11mm
39.12
wileycJan 28, 2016
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Constantine the Great (Follis)5 viewsObverse:Laureate head facing right
Reverse:Campgate with 2 turrets and star above

Size: Approx. 18.5mm
Material: Bronze I presume but it might be copper
1 commentsDave M2Jan 28, 2016
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Thrace, Chersonesos8 viewsObv: Forepart of lion right, looking back, paws raised.

Rev: No legend, quadripartite incuse square, alternate depressions deeper, one containing a caduceus, the other a swastika (?).

Silver Hemidrachm, Chersonesos mint, 400 - 350 BC

2.21 grams, 13.8 mm, 0°

GCV 1602 (var.)
Matt InglimaJan 28, 2016
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Claudius II (268 - 270 A.D.)11 viewsÆ Antoninianus
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: SALVS AVG, Isis Faria standing facing, head left, holding sistrum and basket; Є
Antioch mint
22mm
3.37g
RIC 217
1 commentsMatJan 28, 2016
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Constantine the Great4 viewsObverse:Laureate head facing right
Reverse:GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, flanking a standard in center, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield

Coin Size: approx 15mm
Material: Bronze
Dave M2Jan 28, 2016
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Domitian RIC 9958 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 82 AD
RIC 99 (R), BMC 25, RSC 592a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Minerva stg. l., with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield
aEF

A rare coin that is part of the first issue of 82, but the last to be struck on the old standard. After this issue Domitian would increase the fineness and weight of the denarius as part of a coinage reform. Minerva and Victory did not become one of the standard Minerva types that were struck year after year until the end of the reign. It made its last appearance in this issue and is the scarcest type of the series.

Struck with new dies in superb veristic style. A really beautiful denarius showcasing the fine technical and artistic craftsmanship of the Rome mint.
6 commentsDavid AthertonJan 28, 2016
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Nero Roma sestertius12 viewsNero, 54 - 68 na Christus, sestertius,

AE sestertius, Rome Mint, 35mm, 25.9g
Rev Roma Victory and parazonium

Double strike
1 commentsimperatorJan 27, 2016
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888 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian standing vis-à-vis Italia13 viewsReference.
RIC 888c, Banti 34; Strack

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P:
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, left.

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG ITALIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, on left, standing right, holding roll in left hand and raising right to Italia, standing left, facing him, on right, sacrificing over altar in center with right hand and holding cornucopiae in left; bull next to altar

23.00 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiJan 27, 2016
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Securitas Cldcf dup2 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: SECVRITAS PERPETVA, SC in exergue
Securitas draped, seated left on throne, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and resting head on left hand, left arm resting on top of throne, elbow bent; in front left, lighted and garlanded altar
BMC 145, RIC 611
Weight, 23.486g; die axis, 12h.
The obverse of this coin appears to be a die match to my other specimen
mix_valJan 27, 2016
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168 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VII Rome 236 3 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right
Rev:– CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT / • / V
Minted in Rome (//RS).
Reference:– RIC VII Rome 236 (C1)
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 27, 2016
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Sisica 3512 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching backwards
Minted in Siscia (// ASIS),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 351
maridvnvmJan 27, 2016
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157 - Licinius II - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 160 1 viewsAE3
Obv:– VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, chlamys spread across both shoulders
Minted in Arles (//T Star in Crescent A.)
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 160 (R3)
maridvnvmJan 27, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 432 var3 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SPE (sic) SEV - PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III IMP V COS II, captive seated right with peaked cap, hands bound behind, quiver and shields behind, curved sword in ex
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 195
Reference:– RIC 432 var (obv legend). RSC 660 var (same)
maridvnvmJan 27, 2016
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146 - Maximianus - Follis - RIC VI Rome 194b 3 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing, head left, shield at side, holding globe and sceptre in hexastyle temple with knobs as acroteria
Minted in Rome (//R*S). A.D. 305 to A.D. 306
Reference:– RIC VI Rome 194b (S)
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 27, 2016
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Constantine I, AD 306-3370 viewsAE Follis, Cyzicus mint, AD 317.
Obv.: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SOLI INVI-CTO COMITI; Sol radiate, standing left, raising right hand, globe in left, chlamys across left shoulder; star in left field // ΓSIS
Reference: RIC VII Siscia 33, r2 (p. 428)
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Maximian, AD 286-3051 viewsBillon antoninianus, 4.8g, 23mm, 12h; Cyzicus mint.
Obv.: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG; radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right from behind.
Rev.: CONCORDIA MI-LITVM;
Reference: Not in RIC, in the family of Vb 602-607
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Julia Mamaea, c. AD 180 - 235 0 viewsAR denarius, 20mm, 2.4g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG; Draped bust of Julia Mamaea right
Rev: IVNO CONSERVATRIX; Juno standing, draped and veiled, looking left, holding patera and long scepter, with peacock at left her feet.
Reference: RIC IVb 343, p. 98
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Trajan, AD 98-1171 viewsAR denarius, 3.3g, 19m, 6h; Rome mint, AD 114-117.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC; Laureate bust right.
Rev.: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI PP SPQR; Fortuna seated left holding a rudder and cornucopia // FORT RED
Reference: RIC II Trajan 315, p. 266
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Nero, AD 54-688 viewsAE as, 9.1g, 27mm, 6h; Rome mint, Issue V, c. AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM; laureate head left.
Rev.: PACE PR VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT; Temple of Janus with closed doors; S-C
Reference: RIC I Nero 348, p. 171
1 commentsJohn AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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M. ATILI SARAN, c. 148 BC1 viewsAE As, 31mm, 23.95g.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Janus.
Reverse: ROMA|I|M.ATILI, prow r.
Reference: Crawford 214/2a.
Notes: Ex - RBW, Ex - Hendin, sold Aleg 1/24/16
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Anonymous, 217-215 BC1 viewsAE Quartuncia, 15.2mm, 2.56g.
Obv.: Head of Saturn right.
Rev.: ROMA - Prow, right .
Reference: Crawford 38/8.
Notes: Ex - RBW, Ex - Hendin, sold Aleg 1/24/16
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Furius Purpurio, ca 169-158 BC2 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.03g.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma to right.
Rev.: PVR beneath Diana (or Luna) in biga to right, murex shell above // ROMA
Reference: Crawford 187/1.
Notes: Ex - RBW, originally purchased from Peuss 322, 11/1/1983, in lot 69 for about $26.50. Ex - Goodman Collection, Ex - David Hendin, sold ACG 1/24/16.
1 commentsJohn AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Claudius, AD 41-542 viewsAE Dupondius, 11.2g, 27mm, 6h; Rome mint, c. AD 41-50
Obv.: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP; bare head left.
Rev.: CERES AVGVSTA; Ceres, veiled and draped, seated left on ornamental throne, right holding two corn ears, left long torch // SC
Reference: RIC I Claudius 94, p. 127
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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Philip I “The Arab” AD 244-2491 viewsAE30, 13.7g, 6h; Zeugma in Commagene.
Obv.: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΑΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ; Laureate draped bust right, from behind.
Rev.: ΖΕΥΓΜ-ΑΤΕΩΝ; Tetrastyle temple with peribolos enclosing the sacred grove of trees, statue of seated Zeus within temple, capricorn left in exergue.
Reference: BMC 29
John AnthonyJan 27, 2016
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RIC VII Lyon 1131 viewsConstantine I
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CONSTANTINUS AVG
Laureate bust right
VIRTVS EXERCIT
Two captives at foot of banner inscrbed VOT X X
C/R//PLG
Struck in 321
hoovermanJan 27, 2016
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RIC VII Lyon 1132 viewsConstantine I
Ae3
CONSTANTINUS AVG
Laureate bust right
VIRTVS EXERCIT
Two captives at foot of banner inscrbed VOT X X
C/R//PLG
Struck in 321
hoovermanJan 27, 2016
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Troas, Kebren0 viewsSear 4071; SNG Copenhagen 263-265; SNG von Aulock 1550-1551 & 7623-7624; SNG Ashmolean 1108–1110

AE unit, struck ca. 387-310 B.C.; 1.04 g., 10.19 mm. max, 180°

Obv.: Head of ram right.

Rev.: K-E, laureate head of Apollo right.
StkpJan 27, 2016
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Thrace, Mesembria (Nesebar, Bulgaria)1 viewsSear 1675 var. (size); Karayotov pl. I, 11 var. (size); SNG BM Black Sea 272 var. (size); SNG Stancomb 225 var. (size); SNG Copenhagen 654 var. (size)

AE unit, struck ca. 450-350 B.C.; 1.29 g., 10.80 mm. max, 180°

Obv.: Crested Corinthian helmet facing.

Rev.: M-E-S-A, wheel with four spokes.
StkpJan 27, 2016
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Kingdom of Elymais. Phraates (early to mid 2nd Century A,D.)0 viewsSear GICV 5901, van't Haaff 14.4.1-1A, BMC Arabia p. 278, 58 ff., de Morgan 40

AE drachm, 2.44 g., 14.46 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with single crossbar.

Rev: double band diadem, flanked by a pellet within crescent at each side.
StkpJan 27, 2016
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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos (323-281 B.C.)0 viewsSear 6822; Müller pl. XLII, 14; SNG Copenhagen 1168-1169.

AE unit, Kallatis (now Mangalia, Romania) mint, ca. 297-281 B.C. or Lysimacheia (now Eksemil, Turkey) mint, 1.15 g., 14.13 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Rev.: BAΣI / ΛYΣI in two lines within a wreath of grain.

Lysimachus, one of Alexander the Great's personal bodyguards, was appointed strategos in Thrace and the Chersonesos after Alexander's death. In 309 B.C. he founded his capital Lysimacheia and in 306 B.C. he followed the example of Antigonus in taking the title of king, ruling Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 B.C. he was killed in battle against Seleucus.
StkpJan 27, 2016
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RPC-1948-Vespasian30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch mint, 70-71 AD
RPC 1948 (3 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; in r. field, lituus
Rev: ETOYΣ Γ IEPOY; Eagle standing l., on club; in l. field, palm branch
aVF

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for circulation in Syria and they can be distinguished from the Antioch issues by style. This RPC Group 3 tetradrachm is in typical 'Alexandrian' style and features a lituus on the obverse. All the Tetradrachms from Groups 3 are quite scarce, but those with the additional symbol are very rare.

Struck in good 'Alexandrian' style with a pleasing portrait.

3 commentsDavid AthertonJan 27, 2016
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Severus Alexander Brockage Coin 222-235 CE6 viewsSeverus Alexander Bronze Brockage Coin.
Obverse has laureate head right.
Reverse has an incuse of the obverse.
18 mm., 2.44 g.
NORMAN KJan 27, 2016
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Augustus denarius24 viewsCAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head of Augustus right

C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius stg. facing, shields and spears between them


Lugdunum 2 BC-4 AD

3.76g

Sear 1597

ex-Holding History
Encrustations cleaned from behind Augustus head

Children of Marcus Agrippa and Augustus daughter Julia.
2 commentsJay GT4Jan 27, 2016
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Augustus denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head of Augustus right

C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius stg. facing, shields and spears between them


Lugdunum 2 BC-4 AD

3.72g

Sear 1597

ex-Nilus

Children of Marcus Agrippa and Augustus daughter Julia.

New Photo

Sold to Calgary Coin Jan 2016
Jay GT4Jan 26, 2016
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Trajan Denarius - Arabia iii (RIC 244)4 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 112 CE

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R)

Rev: ARABIA standing (L) holding olive branch and cinnamon, Camel at her feet. ARAB(IA) ADQ(UISTA) in exergue.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

"Arabia Acquired" rather than "conquered".

After the death of client king Rabel II Soter in 106AD, the Roman emperor Trajan faced practically no resistance and conquered the Nabataean kingdom on 22 March 106. It became the Roman province of Arabia Petraea, with Bosra becoming its provincial capital.


RIC II 245 RSC 26
3 commentsKained but AbleJan 26, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 629, Siscia, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/-//XXIT, Emperor riding left, 36 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 629, Siscia, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/-//XXIT, Emperor riding left,
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holdig spear and shield.
revers: ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left hand raised, left holding sceptre.
exe: -/-//XXIT, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, 5th emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC-629, p-85, Alf-5, No-80,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJan 26, 2016
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Illuminated Qur'an Manuscript: Early Qajar Persia (AH 1263/1846-47 AD), Scribed by Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir1 viewsA leaf from a large Koran, Qajar Iran, AH 1263 (1846-7 AD) on fine paper (345 x 200 mm.) There are fifteen lines of black naskh script, gold rosettes between verses, sura headings in red on illuminated panels, large polychrome medallions in borders, borders ruled in gold, red Persian interlinear translation, colophon signed by the scribe Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir, Persian translation dated 1263.

Passages from Surah Al-Infitar (The Cleaving) Verses 82:2 to 82:19 and Surah Al-Mutaffifin (The Defrauding) Verses 83:1 onward...
SpongeBobJan 26, 2016
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(0117) HADRIAN3 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 126/7
AE obol 18.5 mm; 4.33 g
O: Laureate bust of Hadrian right
R: Panther standing right, head inverted to left; date above.
Egypt, Alexandria; cf. Geissen 974. Kampmann-Ganschow 134, 32.443
laneyJan 26, 2016
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Illuminated Qur'an Manuscript: Early Qajar Persia (AH 1263/1846-47 AD), Scribed by Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir1 viewsA leaf from a large Koran, Qajar Iran, AH 1263 (1846-7 AD) on fine paper (345 x 200 mm.) There are fifteen lines of black naskh script, gold rosettes between verses, sura headings in red on illuminated panels, large polychrome medallions in borders, borders ruled in gold, red Persian interlinear translation, colophon signed by the scribe Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir, Persian translation dated 1263.

Passages from the Surah Az-Zukhruf (The Ornaments of Gold). Verses 43:23 onward...
SpongeBobJan 26, 2016
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RIC 0475 Domitianus40 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C, Victory standing right, inscribing DE GER on shield set on trophy; to right Germania seated right
AE/Sestertius (34.66 mm 27.53 mm 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 475 (R), BMCRE 375, BNF unlisted
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland Auction 175 lot 565
8 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 26, 2016
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RIC 0585 Domitianus31 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius (20.71 mm 3.404 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 585 (R2), RSC 233a, BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 26, 2016
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RIC 0584 Domitianus3 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius (18.82 mm 3.185 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 584 (C3, BMCRE 122, BNF 117
ex iNumis V.S.O. 14 lot 207
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 26, 2016
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RIC VII Trier 430 S3 viewsConstantine II
Ae3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate head right
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Wreath enclosing VOT X
STR
Struck 323-324
hoovermanJan 26, 2016
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RIC VII Lyon 2252 viewsConstantine I
Ae3
CONSTANTINVS AVG
Laureate head right
PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate
PLG
Struck 324-325
hoovermanJan 26, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 453 var reverse legend detail3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP - II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas), standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 453 var. (Scarce), RSC 157

This coin varies from the standard RIC 453 in a couple of ways. The obverse legend carries the PERTE instead of PERET. The reverse legend is missing the E from REDVC.

Detail of a section of the reverse legend.
maridvnvmJan 26, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 453 var1 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP - II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas), standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 453 var. (Scarce), RSC 157

This coin varies from the standard RIC 453 in a couple of ways. The obverse legend carries the PERTE instead of PERET. The reverse legend is missing the E from REDVC.

The lines visible on the field of the coin may signify some filing applied to a possibly rusty die or even smotthing down burrs from a freshly made die.
maridvnvmJan 26, 2016
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Pergamon Tyche1 viewsObv: Laur r., dr.
Rev: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ
Tyche standing l., holding patera and cornucopiae, monogram

4,0g, 18mm

SNG Cop. 473
klausklageJan 26, 2016
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unknown medieval 10 viewsTom RJan 26, 2016
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Indo-Scythian 21 viewsTom RJan 26, 2016
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Indo-Scythian 10 viewsTom RJan 26, 2016
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Nic 89 Delta 2 views19mm, 4.42g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 87 B1 views22mm, 6.13g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 86 Delta1 views22mm, 5.54g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 86 A1 views20x22mm, 4.02g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 84 S2 views22mm, 6.05g, 12 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 84 Epsilon2 views21mm, 4.19g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 84 Delta2 views21x23mm, 4.62g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 84 B2 views22mm, 5.38g, 12 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 72 B2 views21mm, 4.13g, 6 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Nic 71 Gamma3 views21mm, 3.26g, 5 O'clockagordJan 26, 2016
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Faustina Sr.3 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA SR D. 141, DENARIUS
3.09g

Head of Faustina Sr right "DIVA FAVSTINA"

Aeternitas standing left raising right hand and holding a scepter in her left "AETERNITAS"

RSC II 26
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 25, 2016
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Nic 70 B3 views21mm, 3.33g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Nic 67 Delta3 views21mm, 5.30g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Nic 63 A3 views22mm, 4.65g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Nic 60 B var-PDC2 views22mm, 4.06g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Nic 60 A var-PDC2 views22mm, 4.61g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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PMTRP IIII Iovi seated2 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: P M TR P IIII_COS PP, SC exergue
Jupiter naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding victory on extended right hand and sceptre in left
BMC 244, RIC 423
Weight, 9.046g; die axis, 6h.
mix_valJan 25, 2016
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RPC-1660-Vespasian21 viewsAR Hemidrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, undated
RPC 1660 (4 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKP KAICAP OYЄCΠAIANOC CЄBA; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: No legend; Nike seated on globe, r., holding wreath in both hands
aVF

All the hemidrachms from Caesarea were struck in 'local style' and originate from that mint, as opposed to those coins in 'Roman style' which were struck in Rome and shipped to Caesarea. Although undated they probably were minted in regnal year 9 (76/77). Two reverse types were struck for the hemidrachms - Nike advancing right and Nike on globe, the latter being the rarer of the two.

Fairly well centered and decently struck in good 'local' style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonJan 25, 2016
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RIC VII Trier 441 P5 viewsConstantine II
Ae3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate head right
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Wreath enclosing VOT X
PTR crescent
Struck 323-324
hoovermanJan 25, 2016
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RIC VII Trier 3904 viewsConstantine I
Ae3
CONSTANTINVS AVG
laureate, mantled bust right, holding eagle tipped sceptre
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS,
Globe set on altar inscribed VO-TIS-XX; three stars above
Dot PTR crescent
Struck in 323
hoovermanJan 25, 2016
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Athens, Attica5 views454 - 404 B.C.
Silver Triobol
1.95 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet and round ear ring
Rev.: Owl standing facing, on either side olive branches with two pairs of leaves; A / Ε - Θ around
Kroll 12; HGC 1641; Sear 2528; BMC 11, p.9, 82-89
JaimelaiJan 25, 2016
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Valentinian I, RIC VII 5a Siscia, 364-376 CE3 viewsValentinian I AE3
Obverse: DN VALENTINIAN VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress advancing right, head left, holding labarum and dragging captive behind.
Right field- star over A
D Gamma SISC in ex. 18.8 mm., 1.8 g.
NORMAN KJan 25, 2016
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Cons 149 Theta 2 views18mm, 2.64g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 149 IA2 views16mm, 1.89g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 141 IA R-E var-Constantius2 views17mm, 2.17g, 12 O'clock
For the mark CONSAdot, Field mark dotMdot RIC does not list a FH3 for Constantius, only Julian. FH4 is listed for both.
agordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 138 I E-P2 views17mm, 2.44g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 137 Delta R-E2 views17mm, 2.50g, 5 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 135 I R-E2 views17mm, 2.54g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 135 Gamma E-P2 views18mm, 1.73g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 135 B P-R2 views18mm, 2.53g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 135 A P-R2 views16x18mm, 2.27g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 134 Gamma var-ROSDC2 views19mm, 2.10g, 12 O'clock
Cons 134 is the only Vot XXXX issue that I have been able to find from any time in the Roman empire.
agordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 127 A P-R3 views16mm, 2.64g, 12 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 127 B R-E2 views17mm, 2.83g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 127 IA E-P2 views18mm, 2.61g, 6 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 127 IA R-E3 views17mm, 1.78g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Cons 127 S R-E3 views18mm, 2.36g, 12 O'clockagordJan 25, 2016
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Germany and Holy Roman Emperor HEINRICH III 1039-1056A.D. AR Pfennig 9 viewsGermany and Holy Roman Emperor HEINRICH III 1039-1056A.D. AR Pfennig
Royal mint at the city of Speyer.
+SCA MARIA Half-length portrait of Mary with hands raised , in front of her the head of the Christ Child.
+SPIRA CIVITAS Church, in CH / ON
Dannenberg 838
Vladislav DJan 24, 2016
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ENGLAND, NORMAN, Stephen (1135-1154), Silver Penny, Watford type .8 viewsENGLAND, NORMAN, Stephen (1135-1154), Silver Penny, Watford type .
Mint and moneyer uncertain . 1.0 gr
Crowned and diademed bust of king right, holding sceptre in his right hand .
Cross moline, with a fleur each angle .
North 873; SCBC 1278
Vladislav DJan 24, 2016
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Cons 123 Gamma E-P2 views16x18mm, 2.33g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 123 H R-E2 views17.5mm, 2.56g, 12 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 123 I R-E2 views17.5mm, 1.55g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 124 A R-E2 views17mm, 2.85g, 12 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 124 IA E-P2 views17mm, 2.72g, 12 O'clock
This officina not listed in RIC
agordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 122 A P-R2 views18mm, 2.22g, 12 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 122 B R-E3 views18mm, 2.36g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 122 Delta P-R2 views18mm, 2.91g, 12 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 122 I R-E2 views18mm, 1.88g, 5 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 122 Z No rev break2 views18mm, 2.27g, 1 O'clock
The unbroken reverse legend is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 24, 2016
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Taras, Calabria17 views235-212 BC (Period IX - The Roman Alliance II)
AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.21g)
Xenokrathes magistrate.
O: Bearded strategos on horse parading left, wearing short tunic and chlamys, raising right hand, short sword in scabbard under left arm; monogram and pileus above, Ξ ENO - KP ATHC in two lines below.
R: Taras wearing leafy crown, astride dolphin left, naked but for chlamys raised in left hand and draping over right thigh, trident over right shoulder; waves and cuttlefish below, [Τ]ΑΡΑΣ to left, monogram to right.
Vlasto 958; Evans IX, G1; Cote 579; HN Italy 1058
ex Roma Numismatics

An interesting piece from the last days of Tarentine independence.
Evans divides the Horsemen of the post-Pyrrhic era into Period VIII (272-235 BC) and Period IX, which he terminates at 228 BC with the alleged closing of the mint, but which hoard evidence suggests should be extended to the Punic occupation of 212.
The coins of the former category are of a decidedly inferior style compared to those of the previous century, but Period IX reveals something of a renaissance, and many of these coins are of fine style. Surely this is befitting the final truly Tarentine issues.

The Vlasto catalog describes the obverse figure as “Single Dioskuros…”. likely due to the pileus in the field above (almost off-flan here). However this mounted nobleman must certainly be the model for the less impressive Punic issues of Period X.
The obverse die is peculiar for its use of the ‘lunar E’ in the magistrate’s name, which was not typical at Taras.
3 commentsEnodiaJan 24, 2016
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(02) AUGUSTUS4 views27 BC - 14 AD
struck 10 - 14 AD
AE Dupondius 28 mm max, 11.87 g
O: IMP DIVI F P P, laureate heads of Agrippa wearing rostral crown left, and Augustus right, back-to-back;
R: COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm tree, wreath with long ties above, two palms fronds below
Nemausus mint; cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SRCV 1731
laneyJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 H R-E var-ROSDC2 views18mm, 2.57g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 I R-E2 views18mm, 2.03g, 11 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 IA E-P2 views17.5x19mm, 2.31g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 IA R-E2 views19mm, 3.18g, 12 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 Theta E-P2 views17mm, 2.47g, 12 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 Z R-E2 views17mm, 2.32g, 5 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 S P-R2 views19mm, 2.99g, 6 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 S E-P2 views19mm, 2.69g, 6 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 H R-E2 views17mm, 2.01g, 12 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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Cons 121 Epsilon R-E3 views18mm, 2.17g, 5 O'clockagordJan 24, 2016
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RIC 0169 Vespasianus70 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate bust left
Rev: IVDEA CAPTA / SC, (in exergue); to left Vespasian standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium; to right, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right on cuirass; palm tree between.
AE/Sestertius (34.16 mm 23.02 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 169 (R3 this coin), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex ACR Auctions E-Auction 32 lot 741, ex Nomisma Auction 14 11/1999 lot 273
9 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 24, 2016
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AE follis Constantine V SB 1569 2 viewsObverse: Constantine V, bearded on l., and Leo IV beardless on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, between heads a cross
Reverse: Leo III bearded standing wearing crown and loros and holding crown and chlamys and holding cross potent to left.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 741-775 CE
SB 1569 DO 19
13 mm 1.64gm
wileycJan 24, 2016
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AE follis Constantine V SB 1569 1 viewsObverse: Constantine V, bearded on l., and Leo IV beardless on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, between heads a cross
Reverse: Leo III bearded standing wearing crown and loros and holding crown and chlamys and holding cross potent to left.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 741-775 CE
SB 1569 DO 19
17mm 2.91gm
wileycJan 24, 2016
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AE follis Constantine V SB 1569 0 viewsObverse: Constantine V, bearded on l., and Leo IV beardless on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia, between heads a cross
Reverse: Leo III bearded standing wearing crown and loros and holding crown and chlamys and holding cross potent to left.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 741-775 CE
SB 1569 DO 19
16 mm 2.06gm
wileycJan 24, 2016
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Normans in Sicily: William I (1154-1166) AR Ducale, Palermo (Spahr-94; MEC-290; MIR-435)7 viewsObv: IC XC; Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing
Rev: R DVX FI LI VS EIVS; King William, on right, and his son, Duke Roger, on left, both standing facing and holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the King also holds globus cruciger, while his son holds his sword by the hilt

This issue commemorates the investiture of William as King of Sicily and Roger as Duke of Puglia by Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne)
2 commentsSpongeBobJan 24, 2016
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Nicephorus I w/Stauracius AE follis1 viewsObverse: Bust of Nicephorus facing, with short beard, wearing crown and
loros, and holding cross potent; to l., N; to r., I/K/H.
Reverse: Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys,
and holding globe cross; to l., C; to r., T/A/V
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 803-811 CE
19mm/15mm; 2.53g
SBVC 1612;DOC 11
wileycJan 24, 2016
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Nicephorus I w/Stauracius AE follis3 viewsObverse: Bust of Nicephorus facing, with short beard, wearing crown and
loros, and holding cross potent; to l., N; to r., I/K/H.
Reverse: Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys,
and holding globe cross; to l., C; to r., T/A/V
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 803-811 CE
20mm/15mm; 2.76g
SBVC 1612;DOC 11
wileycJan 24, 2016
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Clipped Bulgarian imitative of Alexius III2 viewsObv: IC XC in field, bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion scroll in left hand
Rev: Full length figures of emperor on left and St. Constantine on r, globus cruciger? between them. Emperor wears six jeweled loros, saint wears it appears a six jeweled loros. it is this combination that defines it as a likely imitative and not official coinage.
Mint: Unk mint in Bulgaria
Date: 1200-1210 CE
21mm; 1.79g
Henry type C; CLBC 10.3.2
wileycJan 24, 2016
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Trajan Aureus11 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, laureate bust right with aegis
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback right, hurling spear at fallen Dacian
Woytek 202cB, RIC 209, BMC 245 note, Strack 80, Calico 1109
circa 104/105-107 AD, 7.14g
3 commentsSchwamiJan 24, 2016
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Normans in Sicily: William II (1166-1189) AR 1/3 Apuliense, Palermo (Spahr-112; MEC 397-8; MIR 440)2 viewsObv: Palm tree with dates between •W• Rx and two pellets
Rev: +TERCI APVLIENSIS:I, in center, Arabic legend - الملك غليليم الثاني (al-malik Ghulyalim al-thani, with pellet on Gh as diacritic sign)
SpongeBobJan 23, 2016
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Cons 121 Delta R-E1 views17mm, 2.19g, 12 O'clockagordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 121 Delta P-R1 views16x18mm, 2.14g, 12 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 121 B PE_ER1 views19mm, 2.15g, 6 O'clock
The second E in RE-EPARATIO is lightly engraved, as if the engraver noticed his error part way through.
agordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 121 B P-R1 views19mm, 2.45g, 6 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 121 A P-R2 views19mm, 2.51g, 12 O'clock
The reverse break FEL TEMP - REPARATIO is not listed in RIC until #135, after Gallus had been replaced by Julian.
agordJan 23, 2016
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Domitian Cistophoric Tetradrachm Domitia46 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII
Laureate head right

Rev.
DOMITIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust of Domitia right

Minted in Rome for circulation in Asia 82 A.D.

26mm 10.55 g

RIC II 845 RPC II 866 RSC 2
7 commentsancientdaveJan 23, 2016
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Gallien - GERMANICVS MAX V0 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
GERMANICVS MAX V
Un trophée avec deux captifs attachés dans l'attitude de la tristesse
PYLJan 23, 2016
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1er Emission - 2e Phase - (mi 260-261) - Trèves - VICTORIA AVG1 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
VICTORIA AVG
style réaliste de la Victoire
EG 12
CUNETIO 2376
RIC 89
ELMER 125
AGK 97c
de Witte 307
Cohen 377
PYLJan 23, 2016
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Valérien II - CONSACRATIO1 viewsDIVO VALERIANO CAES
CONSACRATIO
Valérien II chevauchant un aigle
PYLJan 23, 2016
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Gallien - FIDES MILITVM3 viewsIMP GALLIENVS PIVS AVG
FIDES MILITVM
L'aigle légionnaire sur un globe tenant une couronne dans son bec, il est entre deux vexillum.
PYLJan 23, 2016
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA b0 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
VICT GERMANICA
La Victoire marchant à gauche, elle piétine un captif, elle tient une couronne et une palme.
PYLJan 23, 2016
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Cons 120 B R-E1 views17mm, 1.94g, 12 O'clock
This officina not listed in RIC
agordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 119 Theta R-E1 views17x19mm, 1.71g, 1 O'clock
The officina mark on this coin appears to be a Theta, engraved over a B. The only officina listed in RIC for 119 is B.
agordJan 23, 2016
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SYRIA, Commagene. Samosata. Hadrian 119-20 AD AE Wreath.2 viewsReference. unpubl.?
RPC -; BMC Galatia -; Sear -; SNG Cop -;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС ΕΤ Δ
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev.
ΦΛΑ / СΑΜΟ / ΜΗΤΡΟ / ΚΟΜ in wreath.

4.60 gr
20 mm
okidokiJan 23, 2016
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Cons 119 B R-E1 views16mm, 2.44g, 6 O'clockagordJan 23, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.47.25 cf. unpublished?2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.34g, 16.74mm, 180°
obv. [A]V KAI - CE[VHROC]
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Club, entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
cf. No. 8.14.47.25 (very similar, but different legends, and torch on rev.)
possibly unpublished
scarce, F+, dark green Patina, flan damage lower right
JochenJan 23, 2016
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Cons 116 A E-P1 views19x21mm, 3.57g, 12 O'clockagordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 116 S R-E2 views20mm, 3.81g, 12 O'clockagordJan 23, 2016
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Cons 118 E E-P2 views18mm, 2.26g, 11 O'clockagordJan 23, 2016
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.05.10 corr. 2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.77g, 16.93mm, 0°
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Cista mystica with open lid, snake emerging l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.5.10 corr. (same dies, writes AV KAI C and ICT, but
depicted coin very worn)
F+, dark green patina
JochenJan 23, 2016
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd platform2 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBE_RALITAS AVGUSTI IIII, SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated plaform and behind him an officer, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 567, RIC 579
Weight, 11.736g; die axis, 2h.
mix_valJan 23, 2016
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd2 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTI IIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563, RIC 577
Weight, 11.652g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valJan 23, 2016
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 444b2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONA SPES, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 444b
maridvnvmJan 23, 2016
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Trajan, RIC 567, Sestertius of AD 107 (Trajan ploughing)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (22,55g, Ø 33mm, 6h). Rome, AD 107.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI around, S C in ex., Trajan as priest, veiled, togate, ploughing right with two oxen (or cow and ox).
RIC 567 (R); BMC 829; Cohen 539 (fr.40); Strack 384; Banti 257 (4 spec.); Roman Historical Coins 102/45; MIR 14: 310
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015.

The ritual act of founding by drawing the sulcus primigenius (original furrow): Trajan as city founder
Charles SJan 23, 2016
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Faustina Junior, RIC (M. Aurelius) 1717, Sestertius of AD 176-180 (biga)10 viewsÆ Sestertius (28,76g, Ø 32mm, 12h). Rome, AD 176-180.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right, hair knotted behind.
Rev.: SIDERIBVS RECEPTA around, S | C, Faustina, with veil flying behind head, in biga right.
RIC Marcus Aurelius 1717 (R); BMC 1591; Cohen 217 (25 fr.); Banti 123 (5 spec.)
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015

"Received amongst the stars".
1 commentsCharles SJan 23, 2016
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1141, sestertius of AD 145 (carpentum) 4 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,53g, Ø 31mm, 12h). Rome, AD 145.
Obv.: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right with hair waived & coiled on top head.
Rev.: EX S C in ex., ornamented carpentum drawn right by two mules.
RIC Antoninus Pius 1141 (R2); Cohen 199 (40 fr.); Strack 683 (P (carpentum w. 5 statues)); Banti 66 (2 spec.)
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015.
Portrait tooled
Charles SJan 23, 2016
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Domitian, RIC 717, for Julia Titi, Sestertius of AD 92-94 (Carpentum)4 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,63g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome, AD 92-94.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P around large S·C, .
Rev.: DIVAE IVLIAE AVG DIVI TITI F around, SPQR in ex, Carpentum right drawn by two mules right; the tilt rests on standing figures at each corner, three corners showing; draperies or guirlands on the side of the body of the carpentum; six spokes in wheel.
RIC Domitian 717; BMC 458; Cohen (Julia) 9 (15fr); Roman Historical Coins 93/40
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015.

Issued in honour of the consecration of Julia Titi, daughter of Titus, in AD 91.
Charles SJan 23, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom. Antigonas II Gonatus (277-239 B.C.)0 viewsSear 6787, SNG Alpha Bank SNG 995 ff., SNG Copenhagen 1216 ff, Forrer/Weber 2196

AE unit; 3.61 g., 16.58 mm. max, 90°

Obv.: Head of young Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion's skin.

Rev.: Naked youth on horse facing right, B-A in upper field, ANTI monogram beneath horse, control symbol or monogram to right.

This type was struck in the name of Alexander III the Great (B - A for BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY), using his obverse type (Herakles) and Philip II's reverse type (horse and rider).
StkpJan 23, 2016
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Alexandria, Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD. Æ Dichalkon 3 viewsObv: Anepigraphic; laureate head right.
Rev: Large I within wreath.
12mm. and 1.1gm.
RPC I 5262.

ancientoneJan 23, 2016
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Cilicia, Uncertain Hemiobol5 viewsCilicia, uncertain mint. AR Hemiobol 4th C. BC. 0.31g, 7mm.
O: Female figure seated r. on the ground playing with astragali.
R: Archer kneeling r., drawing bow, Amphora to right.
- Troxell-Kagan, pg. 277, 6; Klein 641.
NemonaterJan 22, 2016
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Barbaric Imitative Tetricus Similar to RIC VII 86 Gallic mint, 270-273 CE3 viewsObverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
14.5 mm., .8 g.
NORMAN KJan 22, 2016
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ROMAN EMPIRE / Emperor Gordian III , AD ( 238 – 244 )4 viewsSilver Denarius, Gordian in military dress.

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: P M TR P III COS P P
Gordian standing right, in military dress, holding transverse spear and globe.

Mint : Rome, 8th Emission, 240 A.D., RIC 115.
2.96 grams,20.5 millimeters
The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. 4, Part 3,, #115.
SamJan 22, 2016
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Aurelianus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate, half-length bust left, holding globe and sceptre.
Leg: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Rv: Emperor and Concordia clasping hands.
Leg: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Ex: P*
RIC: 218 var. / RIC Temp# n°2188
Note: The RIC temp website notes, that the revers has been tooled in the Mintmark area.
In Hand its clearly visible that there are traces of smoothing but no tooling.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 22, 2016
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Probus12 viewsAE - Abschlag
Ov: Radiate, cuirassed bust to left, holding Parazonium and globe surmounted by victory.
Leg: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG
Rv: Probus standing left on platform, with praetorian prefect, addressing two soldiers,
each holding ensign and shield.
Leg: ADLOCVTIO AVG
Ex: SIS
Siscia
RIC ----
24,5mm; 5.85gr.
Note: Apparently an “Abschlag” (off strike) of an unpublished AV Binio (Double Aureus, see RIC 581 but with SIS in exergue).
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 22, 2016
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59 Constantius I Chlorus RIC 59a3 viewsConstantius I Chlorus (293-305 AD as Caesar)305-306 AD. AE Large Follis. Antioch Mint. 304-305 AD. (28mm, 11.02g) Obv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right. Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopia.
RIC 59a

Ex: Holding History, Agora Auction
1 commentsPaddyJan 22, 2016
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Coela, Thrace2 viewsObv.: COMMODOS AVG
laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev: AIL MONVCIP CVILA (?)
prow, r., above, two ears of corn; before, dolphin
3.49g, 17mm
RPC IV 8366
klausklageJan 22, 2016
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FAUSTINA II2 views147 - 175 AD
Struck ca 161-175 AD
AE 17.5 mm; 4.45 g
O: Draped bust of Faustina Jr. to right
R: Cult Statue of Artemis Ephesia, stag on either side
Phrygia, Ancyra (Ankyra); Cop 142
laneyJan 22, 2016
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(03) TIBERIUS (as Caesar)4 viewsTiberius
12 - 14 AD
AE Semis 20 mm; 3.46 g
O: [T]I CAESAR AVGVST [F IMPERAT VII], laureate head right
R: ROM ET AVG below front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum.
Lugdunum mint; ref. Cohen 38.
laneyJan 22, 2016
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AR Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IMP II, Laureate bust right
REVERSE: BONA SPES, Spes advancing left holding flower and lifting skirt
Struck at Laodicea, 194 AD
3.1g, 18mm
RIC 4a, SS 444, p. 151
Ex Doug Smith collection, #892
LegatusJan 22, 2016
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Q TITIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS TITIA AR Denarius2 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right, wearing winged diadem
REVERSE: Pegasus springing right, Q TITI on base
Struck at Rome 90 BC
3.8g, 18mm
Cr341/1, Syd 691; Titia 1
LegatusJan 22, 2016
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EPHESOS, IONIA AE113 viewsOBVERSE: E-F, bee
REVERSE: Forepart of stag recumbent right, head left
Sturck at Ephesos, ca 387-289 BC
11mm, 1.63 g
SNGCop 244
LegatusJan 22, 2016
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LYDIA, SARDES4 views2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 18.5 mm; 4.77 g
O: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath.
R: ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ. Horned panther standing left, head facing, holding broken spear in mouth; monogram below.
Lydia, Sardes (Sardeis) mint; cf SNG von Aulock 3127; SNG Copenhagen 465 .
laneyJan 22, 2016
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Confederate States of America: £100 1863 Erlanger Bond (Ball-156; Criswell-116)5 viewsThis is one of the fabled bonds of the Confederacy, as it was floated overseas in London and the Continent with the backing of the Erlanger financial empire. The text is in both English and French. These cotton bonds are very popular with collectors, and this is an example of the lowest denomination issued. In the 1960s, a relative of the Erlanger family burned the remaining bonds in the family's possession, thus adding greatly to their scarcity. SpongeBobJan 22, 2016
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Confederate States of America: £100 1863 Erlanger Bond (Ball-156; Criswell-116)2 viewsThis is one of the fabled bonds of the Confederacy, as it was floated overseas in London and the Continent with the backing of the Erlanger financial empire. The text is in both English and French. These cotton bonds are very popular with collectors, and this is an example of the lowest denomination issued. In the 1960s, a relative of the Erlanger family burned the remaining bonds in the family's possession, thus adding greatly to their scarcity. SpongeBobJan 22, 2016
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 542, Sestertius of AD 139 (Liberalitas)20 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,57g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT COS II around, LIBERALITAS / [AVG] in ex., S | C, Antoninus seated left on platform on the right; before him man seated left, distributing to citizen right, mounting steps of platform; beside him, official standing, holding counting board.
RIC 542 (R2) (but hd. laureate, not bare); BMC 1143 variant of rev. (note); Cohen 482 (50 fr.) (var.: head laureate, not bare; Cohen reading PM in error in obv. legend); Strack 816; Banti 204 (1 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 124:4b
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015

Issued on the occasion of the first largesse of Antoninus Pius at his accession.
4 commentsCharles SJan 22, 2016
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Claudius, RIC 103, for Agrippina Junior, Sestertius of AD 50-545 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25,70g, Ø 34mm, 6h, Thracien mint, AD 50-54
Obv.: AGRIPPINA AVG GERMANICI F CAESARIS AVG, Agrippina Jr. draped bust right, hair in long plait.
Rev.: no legend, Carpentum left, drawn by two mules.
RIC (Claudius) 103 (R3); BMC p.195*; Cohen unlisted; RCV 1910
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015
Charles SJan 22, 2016
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Gordian III AE28 of Hadrianopolis, Thrace.5 viewsRev River God,. 27,5mm.,9,43g,
Antonivs ProttiJan 22, 2016
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Licinius I; folis argenté, Cyzicus3 viewsLicinius I AE Follis. AD 317-320.
IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate draped bust left holding mappa, orb & sceptre
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left with Victory on a globe & sceptre, wreath left, S right,
Marque d´atelier: SMK, 18,5mm.,2,60g,
Antonivs ProttiJan 22, 2016
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Licinius I Follis. AD 321-324.Heraclea3 viewsD N VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right /IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe & eagle tipped sceptre, eagle with wreath in beak & captive at feet, XII Mu to right. Mintmark: SMHGama
20 mm.,3.98g.
Antonivs ProttiJan 22, 2016
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Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD13 viewsObv: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate bust of Septimius Severus facing right.

Rev: VICTOR AVG, Victory advancing right, holding a trophy in both hands.

Silver Denarius, Emesa mint, 194 AD

3.2 grams, 17.4 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 423, RSC III 696, S -, VM 154/1
1 commentsMatt InglimaJan 22, 2016
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Roman Imperial: Carinus (283-285 CE) BIL Antoninianus, Ticinum (RIC-295; Cohen-24; Sear-12343)8 viewsObv: IMP CARINVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rev: FELICIT PVBLICA; Felicitas standing left, resting left arm on column, holding caduceus; TXXI in exergue
SpongeBobJan 22, 2016
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(0117) HADRIAN5 views117-138 AD
Æ quadrans 19 mm, 2.93 g
Struck ca. 122-125.
O: Eagle standing left, head right
R: Winged thunderbolt, SC below
Rome, RIC 624
laneyJan 22, 2016
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cons 116 Z E-P2 views19.5x22mm, 4.14g, 6 O'clockagordJan 21, 2016
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Cons 116 IA E-P2 views4.81g, 19x21mm, 6 O'clockagordJan 21, 2016
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Cons 116 B R-E2 views20mm, 3.25g, 6 O'clockagordJan 21, 2016
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Cons 114 A R-E2 views20mm, 3.61g, 12 O'clockagordJan 21, 2016
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RIC 0203 Titus9 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Radiate head of Titus, right
Rev: SALVS AVG / S C (in exergue); Salus seated left, with patera
AE/Dupondius (28.30 mm 14.33 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 203 (C), BMCRE 196, BNF 197
ex ACR Auctions E-Auction 32 lot 755
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 21, 2016
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Sear 0217 var3 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Follis, weight 14.00g, diameter 31mm. Mint of Antioch, first officina. This type is listed only in MIBE where Hahn notes it as a variant of his type 131 [= Sear 0127].

The mintmark ANTOΛS is a nonsense, but it clearly reflects the period (following a second earthquake in November 528) when the city was for a time renamed Theupolis.

One explanation (due to Spaer) is that ANTOΛS arises from an incomplete recutting of an older die marked ANTIX [Sear 0213], to read ΘVΠOΛS [Sear 0217], on which the die-cutter began at the end of the mint signature and broke off in the middle.
Abu GalyonJan 21, 2016
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Septimius Severus Denarius, RIC 411a, Emesa7 views
Septimius Severus Denarius. Emesa mint, 194-195 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.
Reverse: MONET AVG, moneta standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
18.5 mm., 3.2 g., RIC 411a, RSC 330. BMC 380
NORMAN KJan 21, 2016
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Methymna, Lesbos7 views500/480-460 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.32 gm, 5 mm
Obv: Facing head of Silenos.
Rev: Rough quadripartite incuse square.
CNG E-348, lot 268; CNG 94, lot 484; CNG 86, lot 621; CNG E-321, lot 99; Gorny & Mosch 176, lot 1279; G. Hirsch 256, lot 159 = Hauck & Aufhäuser 14, lot 75;
Otherwise unpublished in standard references.
JaimelaiJan 21, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.)1 viewsSear 6739 var.; Price 301 Plate CXLVI; Müller 1614; SNG Alpha Bank 720

AE unit/4 chalkoi=hemidrachm, 6.17 g., 18.39 min. max., 0°

Struck ca. 336-323 B.C. by Alexander (lifetime issue) at an uncertain Macedonian mint.

Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.

Rev.: Bow and quiver above [A]ΛEΞAN∆POY, club below, K at bottom.
StkpJan 21, 2016
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Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.)0 viewsSear 6739 var.; Price 3427 Plate CXLIX; Müller 1376, SNG Copenhagen 1051

AE unit/4 chalkoi=hemidrachm, 6.02 g., 20.90 min. max., 0°

Struck ca. 330-320 B.C. (partial lifetime issue) at the Byblos, Phoenicia, mint (per Newell).

Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.

Rev.: Bow in bow-case/gorytos above AΛEΞAN∆PO[Y], club below, AR monogram at bottom.
StkpJan 21, 2016
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Isaac II Angelus (1185-95 A.D.)3 viewsBillon Aspron Trachy
O: MP ThV, The Virgin seated on a throne, facing. She holds a nimbate head of the infant Christ facing.
R: I/CAA/KI/OC DEC/PO/TH/C, Isaac standing facing, holding a cruciform scepter and akakia.
Constantinople mint, 1185 - 1195 A.D.
4.93g
SB 2003, BMC 19-31.
MatJan 21, 2016
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BCC LS272 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Cruciform monogram w/Greek letters
incl. : Θ?, Ε, Ο, Υ, C?,
with unknown letter or letters at bottom.
Rev: Cruciform monogram w/Greek letters
incl.: Γ, Ε, Ο, Υ, C?, W?, or others.
Max. Dia.: 19mm. 7.79gm. Axis:0
v-dromeJan 20, 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida: $1 Jan. 1, 1864 (Criswell-41)5 viewsIssued as part of an emission to partially fund relief for the families of the state's troops.
SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida: $1 Jan. 1, 1864 (Criswell-41)2 viewsIssued as part of an emission to partially fund relief for the families of the state's troops.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $5 Apr. 6, 1864 (Criswell-26)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $5 Apr. 6, 1864 (Criswell-26)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Augusta, Georgia: Augusta Insurance & Banking Co. $1 Oct. 15, 1861 (GA-35-G6a)4 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Augusta, Georgia: Augusta Insurance & Banking Co. $1 Oct. 15, 1861 (GA-35-G6a)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $10 Mar. 20, 1865 (Criswell-33A)3 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $10 Mar. 20, 1865 (Criswell-33A)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $50 Apr. 6, 1864 (Criswell-22)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Milledgeville, Georgia: $50 Apr. 6, 1864 (Criswell-22)2 viewsSpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Constantine II, AE3, Thessalonica, RIC VII, 157, 326-328 CE4 views

Constantine II, AE3, 326-328, Thessalonica, Officina 4
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Reverse: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMTSD in exergue
19.5mm, 2.7g
RIC VII, 157 nearly full silvering
NORMAN KJan 20, 2016
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Roman Empire, Constantine II, AE3, Thessalonica, RIC VII, 157 , 326-328 CE3 viewsConstantine II, AE3, 326-328, Thessalonica, Officina 4
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Reverse: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMTSD in exergue
19.5mm, 2.7g
RIC VII, 157 nearly full silvering
NORMAN KJan 20, 2016
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Aurelianus0 viewsFranz-Josef MJan 20, 2016
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Valentinianus Securitas1 viewsFranz-Josef MJan 20, 2016
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Viminacium Trebonianus Gallus2 viewsPMS COL VIMFranz-Josef MJan 20, 2016
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Trebonianus Gallus antoninianus1 viewsObverse: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right two pellets below.
Reverse: SAECVLLVM NOVVM, Roma seated facing on throne within hexastyle temple, holding sceptre, VII in exergue
Carsten BJan 20, 2016
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Brandon, Mississippi: Mississippi & Alabama Rail Road Company $5 Jan. 2, 1837 (Kraus-10110)1 viewsPayable at the Girard Bank In Philadelphia, some 1100 miles distant from Brandon, this note appropriately enough bears two portraits of Stephen Girard as well as a vignette of Moneta that would eventually appear on T14 $50 Confederate Treasury Notes nearly 25 years later.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Brandon, Mississippi: Mississippi & Alabama Rail Road Company $5 Jan. 2, 1837 (Kraus-10110)1 viewsPayable at the Girard Bank In Philadelphia, some 1100 miles distant from Brandon, this note appropriately enough bears two portraits of Stephen Girard as well as a vignette of Moneta that would eventually appear on T14 $50 Confederate Treasury Notes nearly 25 years later. SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Shreveport, Louisiana: $5 Mar. 10, 1863 (Criswell-14)2 viewsOne of the few Southern notes with an overtly patriotic vignette, this $5 depicts the South striking down the North and its eagle. The vignette is similar to, but not the same as, Duncan's vignette on the CSA $2 Treasury Note.
SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Shreveport, Louisiana: $5 Mar. 10, 1863 (Criswell-14)2 viewsOne of the few Southern notes with an overtly patriotic vignette, this $5 depicts the South striking down the North and its eagle. The vignette is similar to, but not the same as, Duncan's vignette on the CSA $2 Treasury Note.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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SPAIN, BAETICA, ABDERA4 views2nd Cenbury BC
AE 25 mm; 12.6 g
O: Tetrastyle temple.
R: Two tunny fish, Punic legend between them.

laneyJan 20, 2016
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, PROBUS. AE TETRADRACHM of Alexandria. Struck A.D.278 - 279. (Eirene)47 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eirene standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre
Minted in Alexandria Egypt. Delta over L in left field. Year 4. A.D. 278-279
Milne 4578. Emmett 3986(4) R1. Curtis 1880. BMC 2415. Köln 3139. Dattari 5530.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 20, 2016
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Valentinianus0 viewsVOT MULT XXFranz-Josef MJan 20, 2016
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Brandon, Mississippi: Mississippi & Alabama Rail Road Company $100 Jan. 1, 1838 (Kraus-10159)1 viewsAn early train is flanked by twin portraits of John Marshall and vignettes depicting Justice. This variety has a delicate orange back design.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Brandon, Mississippi: Mississippi & Alabama Rail Road Company $100 Jan. 1, 1838 (Kraus-10159)2 viewsAn early train is flanked by twin portraits of John Marshall and vignettes depicting Justice. This variety has a delicate orange back design.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Hadrian Denarius/foureé eastern mint Roma seated6 viewsReference
cf RIC 77

Mint?

needs more cleaning.


Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Roma, helmeted, seated left on cuirass, Victory in right hand, spear in left.

2.90 gr
18 mm
okidokiJan 20, 2016
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Newark, Ohio: Columbus & Lake Erie Rail Road Co. $50 Oct. 1, 1850 Bond (Wolka 1927-01)3 viewsThis attractive bond was the product of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, Cincinnati and the central vignette includes the train engine Bellville. The railroad was organized in 1845. Seven years later, it reached Newark. The next year, 1853, the name was changed to the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Rail Road. In 1869, the B&O Rail Road purchased the route. The $50 bond is the only denomination listed in the Wolka reference and it was assigned a rarity rating of R-5, indicating 11 to 25 known. This bond has several stamped and manuscript interest payment endorsements.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Newark, Ohio: Columbus & Lake Erie Rail Road Co. $50 Oct. 1, 1850 Bond (Wolka 1927-01)2 viewsThis attractive bond was the product of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, Cincinnati and the central vignette includes the train engine Bellville. The railroad was organized in 1845. Seven years later, it reached Newark. The next year, 1853, the name was changed to the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Rail Road. In 1869, the B&O Rail Road purchased the route. The $50 bond is the only denomination listed in the Wolka reference and it was assigned a rarity rating of R-5, indicating 11 to 25 known. This bond has several stamped and manuscript interest payment endorsements.SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Macon, Mississippi: $2 May 1, 1864 (Criswell-43A)2 viewsAfter the fall of Jackson in May 1863, the seat of state government for a time resided in Macon, MS from which this $2 was issued. This variety has the Paterson imprint. SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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Macon, Mississippi: $2 May 1, 1864 (Criswell-43A)3 viewsAfter the fall of Jackson in May 1863, the seat of state government for a time resided in Macon, MS from which this $2 was issued. This variety has the Paterson imprint. SpongeBobJan 20, 2016
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RIC_387_Domitianus17 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: S C (across field) - Mars advancing left, with Victory and trophy
AE/As - mm 28,67 g 10,27 die axis 6 - Struck in Rome 85 a.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 387, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 375
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 20, 2016
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Nerva, AE dupondius, 97 CE Rome. 5 viewsObverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P, radiate head right.
Reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, S-C, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
RIC 101; Cohen 120, 27.4 mm., 12.5 g.
NORMAN KJan 20, 2016
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Vespasian As Aequitas 218 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS
Laureate head right

Rev.
AEQVITAS AVGVST
SC
Aequitas standing left with scales & staff
5 commentsancientdaveJan 20, 2016
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Julia Mamaea, AE Sestertius RIC IV 6794 views
Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. Æ Sestertius
Struck 228 CE.
Obverse: IVLIAMAMA EAAVGVSTA, Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left. S C below
RIC IV 679 (Severus); Cohen 26. 31.1 mm., 21.4 g.
NORMAN KJan 20, 2016
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133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC VII 094, C//TT, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield, VOT/PR, R4!!!42 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC VII 094, C//TT, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield, VOT/PR, R4!!!
avers: LICINIVS-IVN-NOB-C, 6a, B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT PR over altar with C inscribed, T T in exergue.
exergo: C//TT, diameter:19-20mm, weight:2,34g, axis:1h,
mint: Ticinum, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-094, p-373, R4!!!
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quadransJan 19, 2016
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(0238) GORDIAN III3 views238 - 244 AD
(Sabinius Modestus)
AE 27 mm; 11.4 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Serapis standing left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left
Nikopolis ad Istrum
laneyJan 19, 2016
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS4 views193 - 211 AD
AE 26 mm; 9.5 g
O: AVK L CEP CEVHROC laureate draped bust right
R: Y FL OYLPIANRIANOY MARKIANOPOLITWN eagle standing head right with wreath in beak
Markianopolis, Moushmov 389
laneyJan 19, 2016
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(0268) VICTORINUS5 views268 - 270 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.1 g
O: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia
laneyJan 19, 2016
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022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-236, Revers Brockage, #0148 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-236, Revers Brockage, #01
avers: Negative picture of the bird.
revers: Bird winged, head turning right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5 mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: -h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-236_CNH-1-247_Huszar-314,
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quadransJan 19, 2016
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BCC L121 viewsLead Amulet
Uncertain Date
2nd-5th Century CE?
Lead Amulet with mirror image Greek inscriptions
Obverse: CΑΒΑW (Lord of Hosts)
Rev: ΡΕΦΑΕΛ (Archangel Raphael)
2.3cm. 2.23 gm. Axis:0
v-dromeJan 19, 2016
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Romae Aeternae Dl5 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right,
Reverse: ROMAE_AE_TERNAE, SC in exergue
Roma helmeted, draped to feet, seated left on low seat, holding Victory in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; round shield in front of seat.
BMC 520* Cohen 521 (slight drapery on left shoulder) RIC 604
Weight, 12.372g; die axis, 1h.
mix_valJan 19, 2016
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BCC LSR53 viewsLead Seal
Uncertain Date
1st -4th Century CE?
Small lead seal with Greek inscription.
Obverse: ΑΝΓΙΠ
Rev: ΑΤΡΟΥ
13X10mm. 2.43 gm. Axis:0
v-dromeJan 19, 2016
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Julian II RIC 370 Siscia, 355-360 CE4 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, 20.2 mm., 2.4 g.
NORMAN KJan 19, 2016
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Julian II RIC 378 Siscia, 355-360 CE3 viewsJulian II, AE 18mm, Siscia.
Obverse: DN IVLIAN-VS NOB C, 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
DSISL in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 378, 18.3 mm., 2.1 g.
NORMAN KJan 19, 2016
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Julian II RIC 370 Siscia, 355-360 CE5 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 KJan 19, 2016
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 177, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//R Q Γ, Mars walking left, #153 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 177, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//R Q Γ, Mars walking left, #1
avers: PROBV-S-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers: MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Billowing cloak behind shield.
exergo: -/-//R Q Γ, diameter: 19,5-21mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 7th emission of Rome, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-177, p-36, C-350,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 18, 2016
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RPC-1961-Vespasian34 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1961 (5 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICA OYЄCΠACIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY B; Eagle with wreath in beak on club to l.; in l. field, palm branch; crescent between eagle's legs
aVF

The 69-70 time period saw large issues of tetradrachms minted at Antioch, most likely due to the massive military operations in Judaea involved with crushing the Jewish revolt. Titus Caesar mounted the siege of Jerusalem during the spring and summer of 70 when this coin was probably struck. Both Antioch and Alexandria struck coins for circulation in Syria. This tetradrachm is in very fine 'Antiochene' style and is likely a product of that mint. The crescent between the eagle's legs is a trademark of the RPC group 5 tetradrachms from Antioch.

A lovely coin in excellent style.
7 commentsDavid AthertonJan 18, 2016
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9212 viewsAntoninianus
Milan
Issue 1
VICTORIA AVGG
G 921
mauseusJan 18, 2016
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111cf1 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PFI AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing left holding baton and cornucopia, globe at feet
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC - (cf 111); Burnett 167
mauseusJan 18, 2016
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Ragusa (Dubrovnik), Republic of Ragusa (1422-1438 A.D.) AR-Denar, Reschetar 964,58 viewsRagusa (Dubrovnik), Republic of Ragusa (1422-1438 A.D.) AR-Denar, Reschetar 964,
avers: •S•BLASIV-S•RAGVSII•, St. Blasius with Nimbus and Mitra en face standing, Crosier with the left holding, where the rights blessing.
revers: IE-XE, Christ with Nimbus en face standing in Mandorla, holding the Gospel in his left hand, where the rights blessing.
diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 1,41g, axis: 4h,
mint mark: , mint: Ragusa (Dubrovnik), date: 1422-1438 A.D.,
ref: Reschetar 964,
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quadransJan 18, 2016
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Azes II3 viewsFranz-Josef MJan 18, 2016
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Menander0 viewsFranz-Josef MJan 18, 2016
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Maximianus0 viewsAv.: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Rv.: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI / XXI
Franz-Josef MJan 18, 2016
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115, #0860 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-115, #08
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: 22,5 mm, weight: 1,58g, axis: 10h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-115_CNH-1-101_Huszar-073, Toth-Kiss sigla-variation-113,
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quadransJan 18, 2016
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Hadrian Ar Denarius15 viewsObv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare-headed bust left;
Rev: TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III P P, Tranquillitas standing left, long scepter in right hand, resting left elbow on column;
RSC II 1443c, BMCRE III 579, RIC II 222 var. (bust), Hunter II 197 var. (same), SRCV II -, gF, nice portrait, porous, small edge cracks, Rome, 2.999g, 17.8mm, 180o, 132 - 134 A.D
ex Hanseatische Munzenhandlung Bremen, ex Künker, ex Forvm Ancient Coins.
1 commentsorfewJan 18, 2016
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-114, #0353 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-114, #03
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with cross on the top. Line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, border of dots.
revers: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 10h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-114_CNH-1-098_Huszar-072, Toth-Kiss sigla-variation-,
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quadransJan 18, 2016
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-114, #0255 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AE-Coin, U-114, #02
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding sceptre with lily and orb, column between the thrones with cross on the top. Line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, border of dots.
revers: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and sceptre with lily, cross on each side of her head, border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 27,0 mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-114_CNH-1-098_Huszar-072, Toth-Kiss sigla-variation-,
Q-002
quadransJan 18, 2016
lic171.jpg
Licinius I AE Follis, RIC 13 Nicomedia, 313-317 CE3 views
Obverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and eagle-tipped sceptre; eagle with wreath at foot left.
Officina letter B in right field.
Mintmark SMNT. Nicomedia 23.2 mm., 2.8 g.
NORMAN KJan 18, 2016
Safavid_Quran_Manuscript_A001.JPG
Illuminated Qur'an Manuscript: Safavid Persia (ca. 1575 AD) Anonymous Scribe6 viewsA leaf from an illuminated Safavid Koran, Persia, circa 1575 A.D., Arabic manuscript on paper, (155 x 90 mm.) There are twelve lines of text to the page in black strong hand of Naskhi script with full vowels and diacritical signs, gold ruled borders, sura headings in white ornamental ruja' script on a gold ground within illuminated panels, blue centered gold roundels mark the 5th and 10th verses and marginal annotations in gold and red and poly-chromed marginal medallions. Verso: twelve lines of text to the page in black strong hand of Naskhi script with full vowels and diacritical signs, gold ruled borders, sura headings in white ornamental ruja' script on a gold ground within illuminated panels, blue centered gold roundels mark the 5th and 10th verses and marginal annotations in gold and red and poly-chromed marginal medallions.
SpongeBobJan 17, 2016
titus_quadrans.jpg
(11) TITUS6 views79-81 AD
AD Quadrans 16 mm max. 2.70 g
O: IMP T VESP AVG COS VIII. Modius
R: SC in wreath
RIC II 136
laneyJan 17, 2016
Kalman_(1095-1116)_U-027_C1-041_H-033_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-027, #0157 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-027, #01
avers: CALMAN-RE+, Four cross in, circle of dots, border of dots.
revers: LADISLAVS-REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 0,45g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-027, CHN-1-041, Huszar-033,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
THRACE,_ISTROS.jpg
THRACE, ISTROS AR Drachm2 viewsOBVERSE: Facing male heads, the left inverted (Polydeuces Castor and Pollucs (AKA Dioskuri)
REVERSE: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; ISTRIH above, Q between wing and tail, K beneath dolphin
Struck at Istros, 400-300BC
5.3g, 19mm
AMNG 434
LegatusJan 17, 2016
Karolus-III(VI)_POLTURA_1715_U2-1202_H-1631_J_N__P-H_Q-001_0h_18-19,5mm_0,90ga-s.jpg
052 Károly III., (Carolus IV. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1711-1740 A.D.), AR-Poltura, U2-1202, /1715, #0162 views052 Károly III., (Carolus IV. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1711-1740 A.D.), AR-Poltura, U2-1202, /1715, #01
avers: CAROLUS•VI•D:G:R:I:S:A:G:H:H:B:R•, Emperor bust right,
revers: P-H/POLTURA/*1715*/*,Madonna and Child,
diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 0,90g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, mint mark: -,
date: 1715 A.D., ref: Unger-2 1202/1715, Huszar 1631,
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
Eumeneia_(Phrygia)_BMC25_(336)_Nr61.jpg
Philip Arab3 viewsAv. AVT K IOVΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC AVΓ
Bust r, laur., in cuirass and paludamentum
Rv. ЄΠΙΦΛA ΛΙΛΙ KOVAPXIЄ in Ex. ЄVMЄNЄΩN AXAIΩN
Temple-front of four columns, the lower drums of which are spiral, the cornice of the Pediment is adorned with numerous antefiza and with acroleria at the angles, within central arched intercolumniation statue of Tyche l., with rudder and cornucopiae
BMC 25 336 Nr.61, 36mm 24,33g, -City Eumeneia-
PriscusJan 17, 2016
RIC_173_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-PROBVS-PF-AVG-(F)_IOVI-CONS-PROB-AVG_R-thunderbolt-B_RIC-173_C-306_Rome-6th-em_281-AD_Q-001_0h_20,5-21,5mm_3,77g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 173, Rome, IOVI CONS PROB AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R thuderbolt B, Jupiter standing left, Scarce, #164 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 173, Rome, IOVI CONS PROB AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R thuderbolt B, Jupiter standing left, Scarce, #1
avers: IMP-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers: IOVI-CONS-PROB-AVG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergo: -/-//R thuderbolt B, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,77g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-173, p-36, C-306, Scarce,
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
RIC_173_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(F)_IOVI-CONS-PROB-AVG_R-thunderbolt-B_RIC-173_C-306_Rome-6th-emission_281_Q-003_7h_20,5-21mm_3,41ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 173, Rome, IOVI CONS PROB AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R thuderbolt B, Jupiter standing left, Scarce, #359 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 173, Rome, IOVI CONS PROB AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R thuderbolt B, Jupiter standing left, Scarce, #3
avers: IMP-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers: IOVI-CONS-PROB-AVG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergo: -/-//R thuderbolt B, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 3,41g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-173, p-36, C-306, Scarce,
Q-003
quadransJan 17, 2016
JUD_Valerius_Gratus_H_645.jpg
Judaea. Valerius Gratus (15-26 A.D.), procurator under Tiberius2 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 645 (5th ed.) 1338, Meshorer TJC 327, Meshorer AJC II, Supp. V, 17

AE Prutah, dated year 4 (17 A.D.), 2.53 g., 16.05 mm. max., 0°.

Obv: TIB/ KAI/ CAP (Tiberius Caesar) in three lines within wreath.

Rev: Palm branch curved to the right, flanked by [IO]Y—ΛIA and [L]—Δ (date).
StkpJan 17, 2016
RIC_Urbs_RIC_VII_Cyzicus_106.png
Urbs Roma Cyzicus1 viewsRIC VII Cyzicus 106

Cyzicus mint, second officina, struck under Constantine I, 332-335 A.D.

AE3, 1.68 g., 18.90 mm., 180°

Obv: VRBS [R]OMA, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, •SMKS in exergue.

RIC rarity r5
StkpJan 17, 2016
RIC_Urbs_RIC_VII_Rome_338_var.jpg
Urbs Roma Rome1 viewsRIC VII Rome 338 var. (star)

Rome mint, fourth officina, struck under Constantine I, 330-331 A.D.

AE3, 2.01 g., 19.85 mm., 180°

Obv: VRBS RO[M]A, helmeted plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, RBQ in exergue, flower on wolf's shoulder formed by circle of six dots with dot in center.

RIC rarity S
StkpJan 17, 2016
T-2817_106_Aurelianus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-P-AVG_(B1)_RESTITVT-OR-BIS_(EW1)_star_KA_Delta__RIC-V-I-296_T-2817_Serdica_iss-8_ph-2_off-4_274-5-AD_Q-001_5h_21,4-22mm_4,45g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2817, RIC V-I 296, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, *//KA•Δ•, Female and Emperor,62 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2817, RIC V-I 296, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, *//KA•Δ•, Female and Emperor,
avers: IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-P-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right, (B1).
revers: RESTITVT-ORBIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in left hand, (Emperor and Woman 1).
exerg: *//KA•Δ•, diameter: 21,4-22mm, weight: 4,45g, axes: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-4, ph-2, iss-8, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: T-2817 (Estiot), RIC V-I 296,
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
CARIA_Halikarnassos.jpg
CARIA, Halikarnassos.5 viewsCirca 395-377 BC. AR Hemiobol (7 mm, 0.53 gr ).
Ram's head right / Man's head (possibly Apollo ) right , Carian letters behind neck , A to right.
Choice g VF ( An exceptional example )

SNG München-. ( Under Study )
SamJan 17, 2016
max171.jpg
Maximinus II, AE Quarter Follis, RIC VI, 171b Siscia, 305-306 CE4 viewsMaximinus II, AE Quarter Follis, 305-306, Group II, Class V, Siscia
Obverse: MAXIMINVS NOB C, Laureate head right
Reverse: GENIO POP_VLI ROMANI, Genius with modius on head, standing facing, head left, chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SIS in exergue Siscia mint, 18.8mm, 2.8g RIC VI, 171b
NORMAN KJan 17, 2016
Qajar_Quran_Manuscript_B001.JPG
Illuminated Qur'an Manuscript: Early Qajar Persia (AH 1263/1846-47 AD), Scribed by Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir9 viewsA leaf from a large Koran, Qajar Iran, AH 1263 (1846-7 AD) on fine paper (345 x 200 mm.) There are fifteen lines of black naskh script, gold rosettes between verses, sura headings in red on illuminated panels, large polychrome medallions in borders, borders ruled in gold, red Persian interlinear translation, colophon signed by the scribe Muhammad 'Ali ibn Muhammad Baqir, Persian translation dated 1263.

Passages from the Surah Az-Zukhruf (The Ornaments of Gold). Verses 43:23 onward...



SpongeBobJan 17, 2016
arcadius53.jpg
Arcadius, AE2, RIC IX 53b Constantinople 383-395 CE & 395-408 CE5 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear, crowned by hand of god above.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard in left hand and resting right hand on shield, captive at feet to the left.
CONR* in ex. Constantinople mint 23.9 mm., 6.1 g.
NORMAN KJan 17, 2016
Julia-Domna_AR-Antoninianvs_IVLIA-PIA-FELIX-AVG_VENVS-GENETRIX_Roma-RIC-IV-389A(Caracalla)_C-211_Q-002_1h_21-22mm_4,51g.jpg
050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 389A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, Scarce!56 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 389A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, Scarce!
avers: IVLIA-PIA-FELIX-AVG, Diademed and draped bust right on crescent.
revers: VENVS-GENETRIX, Venus seated left, holding sceptre and apple, Cupid standing right before.
exe: , diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,80g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 216 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-389A (Caracalla), p-274, C-204, (Caracalla), Scarce!
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
MR.jpg
AR-No.ZTR 104/LN12-C (MR)1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados - 156-155 B.C

AE 15.79mm (Thickness 3.10mm), weight 4.01g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of Galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 104 below.
AradosJan 17, 2016
T-3605_Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-C-M-CLA-TACITVS-AVG-(D1)_AEQVITAS-AVG-(Aeqv-1)_P_RIC-181_T-3605_iss-1_off-1_Siscia-275-AD_Q-001_6h_22-23,2mm_3,51g-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3605, RIC V-I 181, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/-//P, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #153 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3605, RIC V-I 181, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/-//P, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-CLA-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers: AEQVITAS-AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Aeqv-1).
exerg: -/-//P, diameter: 22-23,2mm, weight: 3,51g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, off-1., iss-1., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-181, T-(Estiot)-3605, C-,
Q-001
quadransJan 17, 2016
RIC_905_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG_CLEMENTIA-TEMP_T_XXI_Bust-C_RIC-905_p-117_Cyzicus-1st-em_276-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5mm_4,04g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
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: T//XXI, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 4,04g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st. emission, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 905, p-117,
Q-001
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