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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1561 (Estiot), RIC V-I 008, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//PXXT, Concordia standing left, #25 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1561 (Estiot), RIC V-I 008, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//PXXT, Concordia standing left, #2
avers: SEVERI NA AVG, Empress right, diademed, draped, on a lunar crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//PXXT, diameter:22,0-24,0mm, weight: 4,40g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, iss-5 ,off-1 , date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 8, T-1561 (Estiot), C-,
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quadransJun 20, 2018
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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1792 (Estiot), RIC V-I 003, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA AVG G, -/-//ΓXXIR, Emperor and Concordia, #29 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1792 (Estiot), RIC V-I 003, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA AVG G, -/-//ΓXXIR, Emperor and Concordia, #2
avers: SEVERI NA AVG, Empress right, diademed, draped, on a lunar crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCO RDIA AVG G, Empress standing right, holding an unidentified object in left hand, clasping the hand of Emperor standing left, holding short sceptre in left hand. (Emperor and Empress 2)
exergue: -/-//ΓXXIR, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 4,10g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, iss-10, off-3 , date: 274 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 3., T-1792 (Estiot), C-,
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quadransJun 20, 2018
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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3191 (Estiot), RIC V-I 020, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, T/-//XXI, Concordia standing left,8 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3191 (Estiot), RIC V-I 020, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, T/-//XXI, Concordia standing left,
avers: SEVERI NA AVG, Empress right, diademed (high bun), draped, on a lunar crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. "T" in left field. (Concordia 3)
exergue: T/-//XXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axes:5h,
mint: Antioch, iss-6, off-3, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 20, p-318, T-3191 (Estiot), C-,
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quadransJun 20, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 30)2 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE.
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.29 g; 21mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Janiform head with irregular neck truncaction.

Reverse: Jupiter and Victory in fast quadriga, galloping right; ROMA incuse on trapezoidal tablet below.

Reference: Crawford 30/1; Sydenham 64b; BMCRR 95; Gentilehomme I.E.3-4.

Provenance: From an American collection; privately purchased from Tom McKenna in 1980's.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

The Crawford 30 series of quadrigati, to which this example belongs, have a distinct obverse style, notably a thick, single sideburn between the janiform heads with various neck truncation styles ranging from straight – wavy – convex. On the reverse, Victory stands further back, on the backboard of the chariot with more of her garment visible. ROMA legend is always incuse on this series, though tablets range from square to trapezoidal.
1 commentsCarausiusJun 20, 2018
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1826 GEORGE IV AE PENNY0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: . Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 34mm
SPINK: 3823

This portrait of George IV, used on his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1893 VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY1 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1893 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3956

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.
From 1881 heraldic colouring was added to Britannia's shield on the reverse.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1853 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" FARTHING0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3950

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small raised "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1835 William IV AE FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1835. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3848

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1831 William IV AE PENNY0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1831. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 34mm
SPINK: 3845

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is sometimes marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck. This coin, however, is one of those that do not bear Wyon's initials.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1831 William IV AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1831. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3847

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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1828 GEORGE IV AE HALF FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 18mm | Axis 12
SPINK: 3826

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

The half-farthing was first issued in 1828, a year later than the third farthing, for use exclusively in Ceylon. However, it is usually considered to be part of the British coin series as Ceylon used British currency at that time.
*AlexJun 20, 2018
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Tabaristan0 viewsTabaristan
½ Drachm - "Ispahbadh of Tabaristan" Khurshid - 740-760 AD (Tabaristan mint 752/3 AD ) 2 gram

Obverse-Bust right,crescent in right field, breast ornament with 4 pellets.Pellet above crown to right, Name in Pahlavi.
Reverse- Fire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames.
Paul R3Jun 20, 2018
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hj6.28.36.05_22 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
26 mm, 12.54 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.5 (sl different conjoined letters on obverse and reverse)
Charles MJun 20, 2018
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hj6.26.36.230 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV[KOV] M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 10.23 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.23 (sl different conjoined letters in reverse legend)
Charles MJun 20, 2018
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hj6.26.20.052 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT, in lower right field (ΩN), Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
26 mm, 10.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.5
Charles MJun 20, 2018
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hhj8.26.23.032 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTONINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛIT →Π-POC/ICT, Triptolemos nude, chlamys waving behind, riding right in biga drawn by two winged serpents, reins in left hand, raised right hand.
27 mm, 12.98 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.23.3, ex CNG Electronic Auction 422, lot 382 (misattributed but corrected here)
Charles MJun 20, 2018
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Augustus Antioch2 viewsSeleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus 27 BC-AD 14.
Æ (25mm., 11,18g.) Struck ca. 27-23 BC
CAESAR, bare head right / AVGVSTVS in laurel wreath.
RPC 4100.
AjaxJun 20, 2018
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Cypriot onion shaped flask1 viewsCypriot early Bronze Age onion shaped flask, c.2700-1900 BC. Karpasian red and black polished ware from the north eastern peninsular of Cyprus.mauseusJun 19, 2018
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D.733 Rudolph (denier, Orléans)1 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Orléans)

Silver, 1.27 g, 18 mm diameter, die axis 6h

O/ +CRΛTIΛ D-I REX; monogram RDFS (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +ΛVRELIΛNIS CIVITΛ cross pattée

This monogram is clearly an imitation of the tradition KRLS Charles' one. As often in Orléans' coinage, the I after an L in Avrelianis is in the angle of the L.
DrogerJun 19, 2018
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Trajan0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 114-117 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, Laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Genius, naked, standing left, holding patera in right hand and corn-ears downwards in left.
References: RIC II 347, BMCRE 549, RSC 276
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Sabina, Wife of Hadrian1 viewsAR Denarius, Rome Mint, Struck 203 AD
Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Sabina, diademed, draped, right; hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck, hair also piled on top, above diadem.
Reverse: VENERI GE-NETRICI, Venus, draped, standing front, head right, holding apple up in left hand and with right hand, drawing a fold of drapery from left shoulder.
References: RIC 396, RSC 73, BMC 944
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Khusro II AR Drachm. 1 viewsKhusro II AR Drachm.
Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two wings, and star-in-crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; monogram behind head, stars flanking crown, double border, star-in-crescents in margin.

Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; date in Pahlavi to left, mint to right.
SK (SISTAN, Zarang) mint, dated RY 37 (AD 628).

Göbl II/3, Pl. no. 212. 4.14g, 33mm, 2h.Extremely Fine.
Paul R3Jun 19, 2018
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4 Constans1 viewsD N CONSTA-NS P F AVG: Bust of Constans, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
FEL TEMP REPARATIO: Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe, star left
RIC Rome 143
Randygeki(h2)Jun 19, 2018
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03b Domitian as Caesar V922 (1)30 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD
RIC V922 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
Acquired from Marc Walter, May 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 37, 20 October 2015, lot 152.

A rare obverse legend variant of the Pegasus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. Here we have 'CAES' instead of the much more common 'CAESAR'. No reverse die links between the two different obverses have been found, perhaps suggesting the 'CAES' issue came slightly later. Out of 240 Domitian Pegasus denarii on acsearch, only 6 have the 'CAES' obverse. The reverse copies a denarius struck for Augustus (RIC 297). Mattingly speculates it refers to Domitian's poetic aspirations.

Struck in the very finest of styles.
5 commentsDavid AthertonJun 19, 2018
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Roman Empire, Maximianus, First reign, 286-305 AD18 viewsAE Follis, Carthage mint, 2nd officina. Struck 297-298 AD
Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
Reverse: FELIX AD-V-ENT AVGG NN, Africa standing facing, head left, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding signum and tusk; at feet to left, lion with captured bull; H in left field; PKS in exergue.
References: RIC VI 23b, RCV 3630, Van Meter 035
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea, Mother of Severus Alexander Ruling 222-235 AD9 viewsAR Denarius, Struck Early 222 AD, Eastern Mint
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG (unbroken), draped bust right
Reverse: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno diademed standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet
References: RIC IV 343, RSC III 35, BMC 43, Sear 2310
Size: 20.5mm, 2.9g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius, Ruled 161-180 AD9 viewsAE26 As, Rome Mint, Struck 145 AD
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II, Bare head right
Reverse: [No legend], Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield, S-C in field.
References: RIC III (A. Pius) 1264, C 573
Size: 26.22mm, 11.47g
1 commentsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Claudius1 viewsAE18, Syria, Antioch Mint
Obverse: IM•TI•CLA[• CAE]-AV•GER
Reverse: Large S-C within inner solid boarder, laurel wreath surround, fastened with star at top.
Reference: RPC 4280; Wruck 26
Size: 18mm, 7.80g
1 commentsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Hadrian0 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE20, Antioch Mint
Obverse: AYTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large S-C, Γ below, within laurel wreath of eight leaves with no inner border, all within dotted border.
Reference: BMC 426, SNG Cop 245
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Hadrian0 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE20, Antioch Mint
Obverse: AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANA ΔPIANOC CЄB, Laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: S-C, A below, all within laurel-wreath of eight leaves with no inner border, all within dotted border.
Reference: RPC III 3715, McAlee 539(a)
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Augustus0 viewsAE As, Turiaso Mint
Obverse: IMP AVGVSTVS PATER PATRIEA, laureate bust right, legionary Eagle Head countermark.
Reverse: L MARIO L NOVIO MVN TVRIASO, II VIR within wreath.
Reference: RPC 411 mit Gegenstempel 92
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Elagabalus1 viewsAE22, Tripolis, Phoenicia
Dated local year 532, AD 220-221
Obverse: (AYT K M AVR ANTWNINOC), laureate head right.
Reverse: (TRIPOLITWN), Temple of Astarte, consisting of central arch and two wings with four columns; statue of Astarte under arch.
Exergue: [date]
References: BMC 120, Rouvier 1764; Babelon 1964; Mionnet V 456
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Honorius0 viewsAE3 Centenionalis,
Antioch Mint, Struck 395-401 AD
Obverse: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear in right hand and resting left on shield. Victory holding palm-branch in left hand, crowns him.
Exergue: ANTA
Reference: RIC X 72, LRBC II 2793
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Teos, Ionia0 viewsAE10, 3rd Century BC
Obverse: Griffin seated on haunches right, left paw raised.
Reverse: Kantharos, with a bunch of grapes hanging above its mouth. THI-ΩN across lower field.
Reference: BMC XVI Ionia p314
10mm, 1.3g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Aeolis, Temnus0 viewsAE10, 4th-3rd Centuries BC.
Obverse: Bearded, laureate head of Dionysos left.
Reverse: TA to left and right of bunch of grapes on vine with leaves.
References: SNG Cop 246, Plant 1850, BMC 1, Winterthur 2851.
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Rhodes, Island off Caria0 viewsAE10, 350-300 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Rhodos right, wearing earring and necklace.
Reverse: Rose with bud to the right, P-O in field, possible remnants of uncertain symbol left near flan edge crack.
References: SNG Helsinki 384-392 var; SNG Copenhagen 750-751 var; BMC Caria p238-239, 74ff var; SNG von Aulock 2796-2797 var
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Pergamon, Mysia0 viewsAE20, 200-133 BC
Obverse: Bust of Athena right wearing triple crested helmet
Reverse: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOΡOY, trophy of armor, monogram to left and lower right.
References: SNG Cop 393, SNG vA 1374.
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Pella Macedonia Athena Bull Grazing0 viewsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Amisos Pontos Ares Sword0 viewsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Thessaly, Larissa0 viewsAE Tetrachalkon, Struck 356-337 BC
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Reverse: ΛΑΡΙ-Σ-[ΑΙΩΝ], Horse trotting right; E above, grain ear below
References: SNG Cop 138 var; Rogers 273; BCD Thessaly II 387.8; HGC 4, 517.
Size: 19mm, 8.1g​
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Augustus0 viewsRestoration issue by Titus, AE27 As, Rome Mint, Struck 80-81 AD.
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVS-TVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left; above, a star.
Reverse: IMP T CAES AVG RESTITVIT, Eagle perched facing on globe, head right, wings spread, S-C in field.
References: RCV I 2584, RIC II 198/462, Cohen 551, Komnick 34.0
Size: 27mm, 9.98g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Antiochus III Sardes Apollo Tripod0 viewsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Ionia, Smyrna0 viewsAE15, 190-175 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: ZMYNRNAIWN, Two forearms and hands in caestus (Boxing gloves), flanked by two laurel branches.
References: BMC 61-63 Scarce.
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Phrygia Abbaitis Herakles Lionskin1 viewsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Phillip II0 viewsJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Ptolemy VI & Ptolemy VIII0 viewsAlexandriaJustin LJun 19, 2018
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Maximianus0 viewsFirst reign, 286-305 AD
AE Follis, Carthage mint, 2nd officina. Struck 297-298 AD
Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
Reverse: FELIX AD-V-ENT AVGG NN, Africa standing facing, head left, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding signum and tusk; at feet to left, lion with captured bull; H in left field; PKS in exergue.
References: RIC VI 23b, RCV 3630, Van Meter 035
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Elagabalus0 viewsAR Denarius, Rome Mint, Struck 220-222 AD
Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG (no break), Horned, laureate, draped and bearded bust right.
Reverse: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus, in Syrian priestly robes, standing half left, sacrificing holding patera in right hand over lighted altar, a club or cypress in his left hand. A recumbent bull sits behind the altar, star in left field.
References: RIC IV 88b, RSC 61, BMCRE 212
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Drusus Junior0 viewsAE As, Rome Mint, Struck 22-23 AD.
Obverse: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, bare head left.
Reverse: PONTIF TRIBVN POTEST ITER around large SC.
References: RIC I 45 (Tiberius), BMCRE 99, Cohen 2, RCV 1794
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Germanicus1 viewsAE23, Corinthian, Issued by C. Mussius Priscus and C. Heius Pollio, duoviri. Struck 4-5 AD
Obverse: [GERM]ANIC - VS [CAESAR COR], bare head of Germanicus right.
Reverse: C MVSSIO/PRISCO IIVIR/C HEIO POLL/IONE ITER, legend on 4 lines within wreath of parsley.
References: RPC 1142; BCD 356; Amandry XIII
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Augustus0 viewsAE21, Corinthian, Issued by C. Mussius Priscus and C. Heius Pollio, duoviri. Struck 4-5 AD
Obverse: CORINTHI AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right.
Reverse: C MVSSIO/PRISCO IIVIR/C HEIO POLL/IONE ITER, legend on 4 lines within wreath of parsley.
References: RPC 1139, BMC 509
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Domitian2 viewsAE21, Corinthian.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GER, Laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: COL IVL AVG COR, Pegasus flying right.
References: RPC 180, BCD 553, SNG Schweiz II 454
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Roman Republic - Anonymous Denarius - Crawford 1983 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 157-156 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.18 g; 18 mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right with peaked visor and earring of long, single drop; X (mark-of-value = 10 asses), behind.

Reverse: The Dioscuri galloping right holding spears; two stars above; ROMA below in linear frame.

References: Crawford 198/1; BMCRR (Italy) 390; Brinkman 43

This is the last variety of fully anonymous denarii struck by the Roman Republic, and it is often mistaken for the earlier and more common Crawford 53/2. Both types depict Roma in a peaked-visor helmet. The most obvious differences are that the rider's cape on Cr. 198 is longer at the top than the bottom - looking almost wing-like - and the horse's tail extends straight-out on Cr. 198. The variety is rarely so well centered as this specimen which clearly shows that the ROMA legend is within a three-sided frame (most examples showing only two sides of the frame).
1 commentsCarausiusJun 19, 2018
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hj6.28.22.091 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI-T(ΩN), E in exergue, serpent with several elaborate coils, head right.
27 mm, 11.21 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.9 (sl different ligate letters on reverse)
Charles MJun 19, 2018
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Caligula (Gaius)0 viewsAE21, Corinthian, Issued by P. Vipsanius Agrippa and M. Bellius Proculus, duoviri. Struck 37-38 AD
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST, bare head of Caligula left.
Reverse: P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA IIVIR, Pegasus flying right, COR below.
References: RPC 1173 (left), BCD Corinth 407, Amandry group XVII pp. 186-189, British Museum (Corinth) 531-533
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Augustus1 viewsAE21, Corinthian, Struck by Tiberius, Issued by L. Arrius Peregrinus and L. Furius Labeo, duoviri. Struck 32-33 AD
Obverse: LARRIO PEREGRINO IIVIR, radiate head of Augustus left.
Reverse: LFVRIOLABEONE IIVIR, COR, hexastyle temple, GENT IVLI on pediment.
References: RPC 1151; BCD 379; BMC 520
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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hj6.28.20.2var21 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEV K(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Asklepios standing forward facing left, holding serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
26 mm, 11.01 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.20.2 variant (reverse legend sl different)
Charles MJun 19, 2018
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hhj8.26.36.050 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC, in left field ICT/P, in right field N, Concordia standing left wearing kalathos, holding cornucopia in left arm and patera in right hand.
25 mm, 11.78 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.36.5
Charles MJun 19, 2018
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Severus Alexander1 viewsAR Denarius, Struck AD 231, Rome mint.
Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, anchor in left.
Ref: RIC IV 252
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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hhj8.18.14.110 viewsCaracalla
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

Obv: AV.K.M.AVPH. ANTΩ(NE)INOC-c, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠoΛITΩN →ΠPOC I, Herakles nude standing right, lion skin over left arm with apples in left hand, right hand resting on club. (Magistrate: Aurelius Gallus)
24 mm, 10.43 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.18.14.11
Charles MJun 19, 2018
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Elagabalus0 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE20, Antioch Mint
Obverse: IMP C MAVR ANTONINVS [AVG], laureate bust right, three dots at top of laurel.
Reverse: ΔE across field, star below, all within wreath of 10 elements fastened at top with garland.
Reference: BMC 447-50, McAlee 799
Size: 20mm, 4.64g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Elagabalus0 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE19, Antioch Mint
Obverse: IMP C MAV[R ANT]ONINVS AVG, laureate bust right, three dots at top of laurel.
Reverse: ΔE across field, star below, all within wreath of 10 elements fastened at top with garland.
Reference: BMC 447-50, McAlee 799
Size: 19mm, 6.94g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Geta1 viewsPautalia, Thrace, AE, 209-211 AD
Obverse: P CEPTI - GETAC K, draped bust right.
Reverse: PAVTALIWTWN, Braided basket filled with grapes.
References: Ruzicka 847; Varbanov 5348; Unlisted in WoodWinds
Size: 18mm, 4.62g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Faustina II0 viewsPautalia, Thrace, AE20, 147-153 AD
Obverse: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, hair knotted behind head.
Reverse: OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Tyche, kalathos on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
References: BMC 142,12, Ruzicka 139; Moushmov 4114; Varbanov 4490
Size: 22.3mm, 7.17g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius0 viewsAE24 Dupondius, Struck 170-171 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, radiate head right.
Reverse: COS III, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak flying behind, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand, S-C in field.
References: RIC III (M. Aurelius) 994, Cohen 129
Size: 24mm, 14.03g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Lucius Verus1 viewsAE27 Dupondius, Struck 163-164 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing right, holding spear in right hand and leaning left arm on shield on ground, S-C in field.
References: RIC III (M. Aurelius) 1388/1387, BMC 1123
Size: 27mm, 11.17g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Commodus0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 183 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS, Laureate head right.
Reverse: TR P VIII (dot) IMP VI COS IIII PP, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe and long scepter.
References: RIC III 65; BMC 112, RSC 905
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Julia Domna0 viewsAE As, Rome Mint, Struck 198 AD
Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in waved horizontal ridges, looped plait on neck.
Reverse: HIL-A-RITAS S-C, Hilaritas standing left holding a long branch & cornucopiae.
References: RIC 877, SRCV 6641,
Cohen 74, BMC 786
Size: 26mm, 9.63g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Macrinus0 viewsAE15, Mesopatamia, Nisibis
Obverse: KAIC MAKPEIN, bust laureate head right.
Reverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right.
References: Lindgren & Kovacs 2598A
Size: 15mm, 3.44g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Elagabalus0 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE19, Antioch Mint
Obverse: AYT KAI M AVP ANTWNEINOC, radiate bust right.
Reverse: S-C within wreath, ΔE above, small eagle standing right with wings spread below.
Reference: BMC 426, SNG Cop 245
Size: 19mm, 7.20g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius2 viewsAE26 As, Rome Mint, Struck 145 AD
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II, Bare head right
Reverse: [No legend], Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield, S-C in field.
References: RIC III (A. Pius) 1264, C 573
Size: 26.22mm, 11.47g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Geta0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck early 209 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, Bare headed, partly bearded, draped bust right.
Reverse: PONTIF COS II, Genius, naked standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding corn ears.
References: BMC p.274, 584; RIC 59a; RSC 114; Sear 7187
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius1 viewsObverse: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, Laureate bust to right.
Reverse: TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III, Aequitas standing forward with head left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
References: RIC III 359
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Lucilla0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 164-169 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in a bun
Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX (victorious Venus), Venus standing half left, right breast bare, Victory in right hand, left hand on grounded shield
References: RIC 786, Sear 5492, RSC 89
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Bruttia Crispina0 viewsAE As, Struck 180-182 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, hair knotted in a bun in back.
Reverse: LAETITIA S-C, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath & rudder on globe.
References: RIC 683; BMC 435; Cohen 28
Size: 25mm, 11.80g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Commodus0 viewsAE As, Struck 181 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: (M) COMMODVS ANTONINVS (AVG), Laureate head right.
Reverse: (FEL AVG TR) P VI (IMP) IIII COS III P P, Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding small caduceus in right hand and scepter in left hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 320; BMC 112, RSC 905
Size: 26mm, 10.06g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Julia Maesa0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 218-220 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: IVLIA MAESA AVG, diademed, draped bust right
Reverse: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter
Reference: RIC 254, RSC 16,
BMC 67, Sear 7750
Size: 20mm, 2.8g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Septimius Severus0 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 197 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right
Reverse: M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left,
(typical small flan)
References: RIC IV 104; BMCRE 229; RSC 442, Sear'88 #1773
Size: 17mm, 2.35g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Julia Domna1 viewsWife of Sept. Severus, Empress 193-217 AD, AR Denarius, Rome Mint, Struck 203 AD
Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bareheaded bust right, draped
Reverse: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, veiled, both hands
raised, palms up; at left, an altar
References: RIC 574, RSC 156, BMC 69
Size: 20mm, 2.96g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Julia Mamaea2 viewsMother of Severus Alexander Ruling 222-235 AD
AR Denarius, Struck Early 222 AD, Eastern Mint
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG (unbroken), draped bust right
Reverse: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno diademed standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet
References: RIC IV 343, RSC III 35,
BMC 43, Sear 2310
Size: 20.5mm, 2.9g
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Caracalla1 viewsAR Denarius, Struck 201 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right
Reverse: VICT PART MAX, Victory advancing left, holding palm and wreath
References: RIC IV 144b; BMCRE 296; RSC 658.
Justin LJun 19, 2018
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Bronze Key8 viewsRoman Empire
circa 3rd-4th century AD
2 commentsEnodiaJun 19, 2018
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hhj8.18.32.011 viewsCaracalla
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

Obv: AV.K.M.AVP. ANTΩ[NINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: VΠA OOV TEPTVΛ ΛOV NIKOΠ →ΠPOCI, River god reclining left, holding bunch of grain ears in raised right hand, water flowing below. (Magistrate: Ovinius Tertullus)
25 mm, 11.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.18.32.1
Charles MJun 18, 2018
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hhj8.26.04.101 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPH ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:[VΠ NOBIOV] POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOCICT, Athena standing left, patera in right hand feeding snake coiled around olive tree, her shield behind her.
26 mm, 9.43 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.10
Charles MJun 18, 2018
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hhj8.26.22.120 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AV T M AVP] ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠA NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC →ICTPO, in right field N, Glykon nimbate, head left, in several elaborate coils.
28 mm, 11.36 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.12
Charles MJun 18, 2018
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633 viewsAE double sestertius
Trier Mint
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP COS II PP SC
Emperor standing left holding globe and spear
Bastien 63
1 commentsmauseusJun 18, 2018
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890 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF IN AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC 89
mauseusJun 18, 2018
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Hadrianus1 viewsHadrian, denarius.
Travel series issue.
3,01 g.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev. NILVS, Nilus reclining right on urn, holding cornucopiae, hippopotamus standing left, crocodile left below.
RIC II 310; RSC 991.
MarsmanJun 18, 2018
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1902 EDWARD VII AR FLORIN0 viewsObverse: EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: . Bare head of Edward VII facing right.
Reverse: ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS. Britannia standing on galley, facing right, left hand gripping top of shield, right hand holding trident; 1902 on galley in exergue.
Diameter 28.5mm
SPINK: 3981

Edward VII's portrait was designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), this is marked by a small "De S" below the King's neck.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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1902 EDWARD VII AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: . Bare head of Edward VII facing right.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident; in exergue, 1902.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3991

Edward VII's portrait was designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), this is marked by a small "De S" below the King's neck.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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1901 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1901 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3962

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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1876 "H" VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY1 viewsObv: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:FID:DEF: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Rev: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1876, small H below, in exergue.
SPINK: 3957

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.

On 1st April 1850 the auction was announced of equipment from the defunct Soho Mint, created by Matthew Boulton around 1788. At the auction, on 29th April, Ralph Heaton II bought Boulton's four steam-powered screw presses and six planchet presses for making blanks from strip metal. These were installed at Heaton's Bath Street works, and his Birmingham Mint began to strike trade tokens for use in Australia. In 1851 copper planchets were made for the Royal Mint to make into pennies, halfpennies, farthings, half-farthings and quarter-farthings.
In 1853 the Royal Mint was overwhelmed with producing silver and gold coins and so Ralph Heaton and Sons won their first contract to strike finished coins for Britain, these coins had no mintmark to identify them as from Birmingham.
In 1860 the firm bought a 1-acre plot on Icknield Street and constructed a three storey red brick factory. Completed in 1862 and employing 300 staff, it was at this time the largest private mint in the world.
From 1874 the Birmingham Mint began striking bronze pennies, halfpennies and farthings for the Royal Mint. This time though, the Birmingham Mint issues are distinguished by an H (for Heaton) mintmark below the date on the reverse. Victorian British coins bearing the H mintmark were produced in 1874, 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1882.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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1905 EDWARD VII AE FARTHING0 viewsObverse: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: . Bare head of Edward VII facing right.
Reverse: FARTHING. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident; in exergue, 1905.
SPINK: 3992

Edward VII's portrait was designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), this is marked by a small "De S" below the King's neck.
All Edward VII farthings were darkened artificially at the mint to avoid confusion with half sovereigns. An acid gas, sodium thiosulphate was used to react with the surface of the farthings after they had been struck, permanently altering their appearance chemically by turning them black. This coin still retains it's original black appearance.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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1896 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" FARTHING0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: FARTHING. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1896 in exergue.
SPINK: 3963

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexJun 18, 2018
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Class = H [006]1 views5.13 g
23.0 mm
Attributed to MICHAEL VII DUCAS (1071-1078)
SEAR 1880
cmcdon0923Jun 18, 2018
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Class = G [004]1 views6.82 grams
24.54 mm
Attributed to ROMANUS IV (1068-1071)
SEAR 1867
overstruck on an earlier follis of Constantine X - SB 1854
cmcdon0923Jun 18, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Incuse Nomos4 views8,03 g; 24 mm; 11 h
Phalanthos riding dolphin right, extending left arm, holding dolphin with right hand; crowning Nike to left; shell below
Rv. Incuse of obverse, but ethnic in relief.
HNItaly 826; Vlasto 68. The first issue of Tarentine coinage. Very rare. Lightly toned and in fine archaic style, extremely fine. According to Vlasto, it is the last type of the Tarentine incuse series.

I got this great piece from an auction last fall and it was the most important acquisition for me.
This Taras incuse stater is more compact and thicker than Kaulonia and Sybaris incuse staters. It was double (or triple) striked and the details were hard to detect. We can found slight trace on the Taras’s head and his left hand. I believe this is the reason that the pattern looks very sharp while the high points (such as dolphin’s eyes and tail ) are flat.
LeoJun 18, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Incuse Nomos2 views8,03 g; 24 mm; 11 h
Phalanthos riding dolphin right, extending left arm, holding dolphin with right hand; crowning Nike to left; shell below
Rv. Incuse of obverse, but ethnic in relief.
HNItaly 826; Vlasto 68. The first issue of Tarentine coinage. Very rare. Lightly toned and in fine archaic style, extremely fine.

I got this great piece from an auction last fall and it is the most important acquisition for me. According to Vlasto, it is the last type of the Tarentine incuse series.
This Taras incuse stater is more compact and thicker than Kaulonia and Sybaris incuse stater. It was dibble (or triple) striked and the details were hard to detect. We can found slight trace on the Taras’s head and his left hand. I believe this is the reason that the pattern looks very sharp while the high points (such as dolphin’s eyes and tail ) are flat.

Dating from the late sixth century, this nomos shows Phalantus naked, riding a dolphin, expressing a motif destined for popular success in the coins of Taras: the dolphin brings Phalantus safe and sound across the sea (also evidenced by the presence of a pecten in the lower field of the coin), and conveys him to Italy, according to the dictate of the Delphic oracle. We learn from the Periegesis of Greece of Pausania (II cent. A.D.) that statues of Taras, Phalantus, and Phalantus’ dolphin (cf. Paus. X 13) were among the votive offerings (anathemata) presented to Delphi by the Tarantines with a fifth of the spoils taken from the Peucetii and the Iapygians. The reverse has the same representation as the obverse, in incuse, using a well-known technique of early coinage that was deployed at many other Southern Italian cities besides Taras
LeoJun 18, 2018
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045 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Pietas standing4 viewsReference.
Strack 39; RIC 45; C. 1027

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate,draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. P M TR P COS II / PIE-TAS (in fields),
Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand.

3.37 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJun 18, 2018
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5581 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Eirene3 viewsReference.
Emmett 838.10 ;Milne 1123; RPC III, 5581

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΔΕ = year 10

Obv. AVT KAI TΡI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right seen from behind.

Rev. LΔ-EKATOV RY 10
Eirene standing left, holding grain-ears and caduceus.

11.47 gr
26 mm
1 commentsokidokiJun 18, 2018
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Geta, Denarius.RIC 38b2 viewsGeta, as Caesar, AR Denarius. Rome, AD 203-208.( Minted AD 205 )
Ob- GETA CAES PONT COS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev- VOTA PVBLICA, Geta standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod & holding roll.
RIC 38b. 3.57g, 14mm, 7h.
Paul R3Jun 18, 2018
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1726 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian AE 29 118 AD Zeus standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1726;

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ(ΙΑ) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗ ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝΟС, ΤΟ Β (in field, l.)
Zeus naked standing facing, his r. hand on his hip from which falls a drapery, holding thunderbolt in his l. hand; at his feet, r., eagle standing facing, head l., a wreath in its beak

17.06 gr
29 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJun 18, 2018
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RIC 686M Domitianus8 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (18.59 mm 3.228 g 6h) Struck in Rome 89 A.D. (?)
RIC-RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted apparently a mule between an obverse of 89 (TRP VIIII) and a reverse of 88-89 (IMP XIX), possibly engraver's error.
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 66 Lot 472
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 18, 2018
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Class = H [005]3 views5.49 g
22.0 mm
Attributed to MICHAEL VII DUCAS (1071-1078)
SEAR 1880
cmcdon0923Jun 17, 2018
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1936 GEORGE V AE FARTHING2 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: . Bare head of George V facing left.
Reverse: FARTHING. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident; 1936 in exergue.
SPINK: 4061

George V's portrait was designed by Bertram Mackennal (1863 - 1931), this is marked by a small "BM" on the King's neck.

Numismatic note
On January 20th 1936, King George V died, his death hastened by his physician who administered a lethal injection to him. George V was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII, but in December Edward signed an instrument of abdication and his brother, Prince Albert, became King, reigning as King George VI.
No coins were issued for Edward VIII, the types bearing the portrait of George V continued to be struck throughout 1936 and up until the coronation of George VI in 1937.
*AlexJun 17, 2018
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Struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius. DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome1 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Altar-enclosure, with double panelled door and horns visible above.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 441 | VM : 137/3 | Sear : 5196
*AlexJun 17, 2018
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Struck A.D.161 under Marcus Aurelius. DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome1 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Building of four storeys surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a quadriga. Unbarred A in consecratio.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 438

The reverse of this coin depicts the Ustrinum Antonini Pii, the building where the body of Antoninus Pius lay. Its remains were discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio. Located just south of the Column of Antoninus Pius, it consisted of three concentric rectangle enclosures. The innermost rectangle measured 13 meters wide, the second 23 meters and the outermost 30 meters. This monument, commonly misleadingly described as a pyre on his coinage, was the monumental building in which the body was placed. It was built prior to A.D.141 and was also used for the funerals of Faustina I, Lucius Verus and Faustina II. Antoninus Pius was ultimately buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian (now the Castel St.Angelo).
2 comments*AlexJun 17, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE3 of Siscia1 viewsObverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, her left leg bare and her head turned left. She is holding a globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 27d
SCARCE
*AlexJun 17, 2018
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Struck A.D.383 - 408. ARCADIUS. AE4 of Constantinopolis0 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: VOT V in two lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, CONΓ✱.
RIC IX : 62b
*AlexJun 17, 2018
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Valérien II - PIETAS AVGG3 viewsVALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVGG
Instruments pontificaux
Lituus, Secespita, Gutus, Simpulum, Aspergillum
Cologne - 1ere Émission - septembre 256
Bourdel 221
Göbl 908e
Eauze 1525
Elmer 64-66
PYLJun 17, 2018
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS1 viewsCONSTANTINOPOLIS
James b4Jun 17, 2018
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VRBS ROMA 1 viewsVRBS ROMA James b4Jun 17, 2018
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03 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,4 g / 24.1 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 17, 2018
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04 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching, reaching backwards; LXXII left /Chi-Rho in centr, AQT in ex Aquileia 195Randygeki(h2)Jun 17, 2018
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1 jital - Kabul Shahi1 viewsSamanta Deva

850 - 970 AD

Obverse : Horseman holding spear, riding horse to right.

Reverse : Reclined bull. Samanta Deva in nagari.
Pericles J2Jun 17, 2018
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Class = H [004]2 views5.84 g
23.0 mm
Attributed to MICHAEL VII DUCAS (1071-1078)
SEAR 1880
cmcdon0923Jun 17, 2018
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hj6.26.48.30 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: [MAPK]IANOΠOΛITΩN, crescent moon with 4 stars
14 mm, 2.91 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.48.3
Charles MJun 17, 2018
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rsc0301 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding ragle and standard, another standard before her.
17 mm, 2.41 gms

RSC 30, RIC 68
Charles MJun 17, 2018
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rsc0921 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, star in right field
20 mm, 2.95 gms

RSC 92, RIC 107
Charles MJun 17, 2018
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rsc2550 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake held in her arms.
23 mm, 3.50 gms

RSC 255, RIC 138
Charles MJun 17, 2018
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10 views1 commentsancientoneJun 16, 2018
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4 viewsancientoneJun 16, 2018
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Ming Dynasty4 viewsTai Zu Emperor

1368 - 1398 CE

Obverse: Hong Wu Tong Bao

Reverse: Plain

Tai Zu is the founder of the Ming dynasty

Kublai Khan had conquered China and established the Yuan Dynasty in 1279. Kublai Khan died in 1291. He had no able successors, and the weakness and tyranny of the next five Yuan emperors roused the people to revolt. One of these factions was led by Zhu Yuanzhang, the son of a peasant family. He had risen through the ranks after joining as a common soldier, by distinguishing himself in battle, and succeeded to command the rebel troops on the death of his predecessor. He declared himself emperor Ming Taizu (T`ai Tsu) in 1368, and set about conquering the rest of China. By 1387 the conquest of China was complete.
2 commentsPericles J2Jun 16, 2018
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Domitian Denarius - Eagle Grasping Thunderbolt (RIC 144)13 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 82-83 AD
3.59g

Obv: Laureate head (R), IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M

Rev: Eagle standing facing, with open wings, head turned L, grasping thunderbolt in its talons.
IVPPITER CONSERVATOR

RIC 144, BMC 52, C. 320

From the Ernst Ploil collection, Vienna
NAC Auction 101 (Ploil) 24 October 2017, lot 228
ex Lanz sale 102, 2001, 522.
3 commentsKained but AbleJun 16, 2018
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1862 VICTORIA AE Lepton1 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ•. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1862• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield at her side, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 16.5mm | Weight: 1.75gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 34

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

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

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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BRITISH OVERSEAS TRADE. 1902 EDWARD VII AR DOLLAR1 viewsObverse: • ONE DOLLAR •. Britannia standing on shore, facing left, left hand gripping top of shield, right hand holding trident; ship in full sail sailing left behind her; 1902 in exergue.
Reverse: Arabesque design with a Chinese labyrinth, one of the many variations of the Chinese character "shou" for longevity, in the centre, and the denomination in two languages, Chinese and Jawi Malay, the two main languages of the intended areas of circulation.
Diameter: 39mm | Weight: 26.9gms.

The dies were originally designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), who was later responsible for Edward VII's portrait on the British coinage as well as the reverse of that king's iconic florin which has a passing resemblance to the portrayal of Britannia on this coin.

British Trade Dollars were a direct result of the Opium Wars which began when China tried to stop Britain from selling opium to its citizens. The loser, China, had to open up a number of ports to British trade and residence, as well as ceding Hong Kong to Britain. In the decades that followed, merchants and adventurers flocked to these areas, and international trade flourished. Foreign banks were established and silver coins from all over the world began arriving to pay for tea, silk and Chinese porcelain to be shipped abroad. With the extension of British trading interests throughout the East, it became necessary to produce a special Dollar so as to remove the reliance of a British Colony upon the various foreign coins then in circulation. These .900 fine silver British Trade Dollars began being minted in 1895 and were readily accepted as a medium of exchange throughout the area. They continued being minted up until 1935 when production ceased, but coins struck in 1934 and 1935 are very rare because they were not released into circulation and were mostly melted down. The coin was officially demonetised on August 1st, 1937.
To keep up with demand these coins were minted in Bombay (now Mumbai) and Calcutta (now Kolkata) in India as well as at the Royal Mint in London. The London minted coins have no mint-mark but those struck at Bombay have the mint-mark “B” in the centre prong of Britannia's trident and those minted at Calcutta are marked with a small “C” in the ground between Britannia's left foot and the base of her shield. This coin is a product of the Bombay mint.
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius. DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome1 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONIN'S. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Seated statue of Antoninus Pius holding branch and sceptre, facing left.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 442 | VM : 137/1 | Sear : 5194
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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Struck A.D. 66 - 67 under Nero. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. AR Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria1 viewsObverse: NERΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER AY. Radiate bust of Nero facing left, wearing aegis; before LIΓ = regnal year 13 = A.D.66-67.
Reverse: ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Radiate head of Augustus facing right.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.5gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 636 | Emmett : 113
Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou (London)
1 comments*AlexJun 16, 2018
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LINK1 views*AlexJun 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius. DIVA FAUSTINA JUNIOR. Commemorative denarius of Rome0 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Altar-enclosure with closed doors.
Diameter: 19mm
RIC III : 746

Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.150 or thereabouts under Antoninus Pius. DIVA FAUSTINA SENIOR. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome0 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust of Faustina, hair waved and coiled on top of her head, facing right.
Reverse: AED DIV FAVSTINAE. Hexastyle temple of Diva Faustina containing seated statue of Faustina I, trellis-work fencing in the foreground in front of steps.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 343
SCARCE

Construction of the temple shown on the reverse of this coin began in the year following the death of the Empress in A.D.141. It was probably completed about A.D.150, the date assigned to this issue by Philip V. Hill in "The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types".
The temple was later rededicated to Divus Antoninus and Diva Faustina and the shell of the building survives to this day in the Roman Forum, enclosing the Church of S. Lorenzo in Miranda.
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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1 Karshapana3 viewsMaurya Empire

Chandragupta emperor (322 - 297 BCE)

322 - 185 BCE

Length: 8x9mm
Pericles J2Jun 16, 2018
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1675 CHARLES II AE FARTHING0 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; 1675 in exergue.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.2gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3394

This portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The copper coinage of King Charles II, beginning in 1672, was the first modern coinage to show Britannia. The representation was adapted from a figure of Britannia on a sestertius of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, who reigned from A.D.138 to 161. Frances Teresa Stewart, who became Duchess of Richmond, is reputed to have been the model for this figure. Charles II was infatuated with her despite her refusal to be his mistress. It has also been said that the model may have been Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, who was another one of King Charles II's lady associates.
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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1673 CHARLES II AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; 1673 in exergue.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 10.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3393

This portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The copper coinage of King Charles II, beginning in 1672, was the first modern coinage to show Britannia. The representation was adapted from a figure of Britannia on a sestertius of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, who reigned from A.D.138 to 161. Frances Teresa Stewart, who became Duchess of Richmond, is reputed to have been the model for this figure. Charles II was infatuated with her despite her refusal to be his mistress. It has also been said that the model may have been Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, who was another one of King Charles II's lady associates.

On May 17th this year, Louis Joliet, a trader, and Jaques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, began exploring the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes in America. A month later, on June 17th, they reached the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and descended to Arkansas.
On August 8th a Dutch fleet of 23 ships under the command of Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge demanded the surrender of New York and on the following day captured it from the British (the city was recaptured by the British though in 1674).
*AlexJun 16, 2018
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BCC LT 823 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Late Roman 1st-4th cent.
Obv: Cult statue of Artemis?,
facing, stags? to right and left.
Rev: Blank.
9 x 8 x 0.75mm. 0.36gm.
cf. Hamburger, "Surface Finds from
Caesarea Maritima - Tesserae
Excavations at Caesarea Maritima
1975, 1976, 1979 - Final Report, Levine,
Netzer. #15 and #16
cf. BCC LT25, LT26, LT35, LT72, and LT81
v-dromeJun 16, 2018
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BCC LT812 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Late Roman 1st-4th cent.
Obv: Cult statue of Artemis?,
facing, stags? to right and left.
Rev: Blank.
11x8.5x1mm. 0.66gm.
cf. Hamburger, "Surface Finds from
Caesarea Maritima - Tesserae Excavations
at Caesarea Maritima 1975, 1976,
1979 - Final Report, Levine, Netzer.
#15 and #16
cf. BCC LT25, LT26, LT35, LT72,
and LT82.
This collection of very small lead
pieces from Caesarea, a corpus of
around ninety objects, includes six
very similar tesserae which display
the image of an Eastern-style mummiform
diety. This is possibly the Artemis of Ephesus,
a fragmentary statue of which was found
at Caesarea in the 1960's.
v-dromeJun 16, 2018
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Hendin-522 / 12130 viewsHerod Antipas - 1/4 denomination (year 37 = 33/34 AD)
3.00 grams
ex. CNG
cmcdon0923Jun 15, 2018
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Hendin-521 / 12120 viewsHerod Antipas - 1/2 denomination (year 37 = 33/34 AD)
5.17 grams
ex. CNG
cmcdon0923Jun 15, 2018
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1804 GEORGE III AR BANK OF ENGLAND DOLLAR 0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BANK OF ENGLAND 1804. Britannia, seated left, holding a branch and spear, her left arm resting on a shield which in turn rests on a cornucopia, a beehive is in the background to the left; all within a garter inscribed FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR. The garter is surmounted by a castellated "crown" of five circular stone turrets.
On this coin there are enough traces of the host coin discernible on the reverse, near the edge between 'BANK' and 'OF', and on the obverse below the bust to make an accurate identification of the undertype possible. It was overstruck on a Spanish Colonial 8 Reales minted at Potosi in Bolivia which bore the date 1806.
Spink 3768; Obverse die A, Reverse die 2
Diameter: 41mm | Weight: 26.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 3768

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by C. H. K. in raised letters on the truncation at the king's shoulder. The reverse, which was also designed by Kuchler has the raised initial K in the triangular space between the shield, cornucopia, and Britannia's dress. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

Note on George III Bank of England Silver Dollars
Although George III reigned for sixty years from 1760 to 1820, the only crowns issued were in the last three years of his reign, apart from these Bank of England dollars issued as an emergency measure.
There had been a persistent shortage of silver coins throughout most of George's reign, and the Bank of England attempted to alleviate this by counter-marking Spanish colonial 8-Reale pieces (the “pieces of eight” of pirate legend) with a punch bearing the head of George III. When this counter-mark was enthusiastically counterfeited, the bank resorted to counter-stamping the entire coin. Most survivors were struck on Mexican or Peruvian 8-Reale pieces, though a few have been found to be struck on issues from Spain proper. Although these Bank of England dollars are all dated 1804, they were issued every year until 1811, and occasionally the dates of Spanish 8 Reales minted after 1804 can be discerned on them. In 1811, to take account of the increase in the value of silver, the Bank of England dollar coins were revalued at 5s6d and they stayed at this value until they were withdrawn from circulation in 1817, by which time a massive silver re-coinage was being undertaken.
*AlexJun 15, 2018
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1888 VICTORIA AR GROAT (FOURPENCE)0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: FOUR PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; 1888 in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3930

This "Jubilee head" portrait of Queen Victoria was designed by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834 – 1890), this is marked by the initials “J.E.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexJun 15, 2018
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1676 Charles II AR "Pattern Farthing"0 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II with long hair facing left, 1676 below.
Reverse: QVATVOR•MARIA VINDICO•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; BRITANNIA in exergue. No pellet between MARIA and VINDICO.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 5.9gms | Die Axis: 12h
Peck : 492
PATTERN OR MEDALET - RARE

This periwigged portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The legend, "Quatuor Maria Vindico," means "I claim the four seas," which Peck explains was "intended to give prominence to the king's pride and interest in the navy." The reason this legend never appeared on circulating coinage was probably because the legend was thought to be too provocative to the King of France.

It was Montagu who called this a Roettier pattern farthing of Charles II which, until the discovery in 1903 of 89 specimens in the cabinet of the Marquis of Ailsbury, had hitherto been considered the rarest of the “pattern farthings” of this type.
Peck, however, rejected Montagu's idea that these were patterns and wrote that it was much more likely that they were official medalets. In support of this view it should be noted that not only was this issue struck on a broader flan than usual, it was produced some four years after the issue of regular farthings had begun. It is perhaps also significant that this issue is unknown in copper and that it's die orientation is 12h (medallic orientation), against the 6h orientation which is the norm for the regular farthing coinage of the period. Incidentally, the silver value of this "farthing" would have been equivalent to one shilling and sixpence, that is 72 times the face value of a farthing at the time.
*AlexJun 15, 2018
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1839 VICTORIA AR GROAT (FOURPENCE)0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: FOUR PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; 1839 in exergue.
Diameter 16mm.
SPINK: 3913

This "young head" portrait of Queen Victoria was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

There are visible indications that this coin was struck from clashed dies.
*AlexJun 15, 2018
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PMTRP VIIII Sol Whip Dlsd1 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped left shoulder
Reverse: P M TR P VII_II_COS III P P, S C left and right in field
Sol radiate, naked but for cloak over shoulders, standing front, head left, raising right hand and holding whip in left
BMC 628-9, RIC 502
Weight, 10.82 g; die axis, .
mix_valJun 15, 2018
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BITHYNIA. Kalchedon (340 - 320 B.C)12 viewsAR Siglos
O: KAΛX Bull standing left on ear of corn.
R: Mill-sail incuse
5.35g
19mm
SNG BM 112
MatJun 15, 2018
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ric357var0 viewsElagabalus
AE Dupondius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, radiate draped bust right, horned.
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, S.C. across fields, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and cornucopia, star in left field.
24 mm, 7.20 gms

RIC 357 variant (horned)
Charles MJun 15, 2018
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ric2951 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIF. MAX. TR. P. II. COS. II. P. P., S.C. in exergue, Roma seated left, in right hand, Victory, and holding scepter in left hand, shield on ground by her side.
25 mm, 10.68 gms

RIC 295
Charles MJun 15, 2018
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ric325var2 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, horned.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII. COS III. P. P., S.C. across fields, Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over lighted altar, cypress branch in left arm, star in right field.
25 mm, 9.80 gms

RIC 325 variant (horned), Numismatik Naumann Auction #, lot 492
Charles MJun 15, 2018
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Constantine Nicomedia A2 viewsConstantine I AE follis. 324-325 AD. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right / PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets and star above, no door. Mintmark SMNA. RIC VII 90AjaxJun 15, 2018
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1853 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" PENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 34mm
SPINK: 3948

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1734 GEORGE II "Young Head" AE Halfpenny0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1734.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 10.2gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3717

This portrait of George II was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1774 GEORGE III AE Farthing0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.III.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, shield at her side, and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1774.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.9gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3775

This portrait of George III was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775).
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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Poseidonia, Lucania12 views350-290 BC
AE 16 (16x13mm, 3.80g)
O: Poseidon, nude, advancing left, Brandishing trident over head.
R: Bull butting right, waves below; dolphin right in ex.
HN Italy 1167; SNG IV Fitzwilliam 566
Rare
ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Poseidonia was founded shortly before 600 BC by colonists from Sybaris, and archeological evidence shows that they, like the Sybarites, enjoyed fine living.
The archaic style of the obverse remained even into the classical era, however this coin is quite rare in that Poseidon is facing left, rather than to the right as on almost all other examples from this city. The bull on the reverse, typical of the coins of Sybaris, honored the mother colony.
Poseidonia came under Roman control in 273 after the defeat of Pyhrrus, at which time the name was changed to Paestum.
1 commentsEnodiaJun 14, 2018
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Italy, Rome, The Colum of Marcus Aurelius with Detail Memorializing the "Miracle in the Rain"4 viewsThe Column of Marcus Aurelius in Piazza Colonna. The five horizontal slits (visible in the middle photo) allow light into the internal stairway. The photo on the right shows detail memorializing the "Miracle in the Rain."

On June 11, 173, during the Marcomannic Wars (166–180), the Roman army in Moravia was outnumbered and surrounded by the Quadi, suffering from the extreme heat, out of water, and on the verge of defeat. Dio writes, "many clouds gathered and a mighty rain, not without divine interposition, burst upon them...when the rain poured down, at first all turned their faces upwards and received the water in their mouths; then some held out their shields and some their helmets to catch it, and they not only took deep draughts themselves but also gave their horses to drink...while those on the one side were being drenched and drinking, the others [the Quadi] were being consumed by fire [lightning] and dying." The Romans were soon victorious. Marcus was saluted imperator for the seventh time and the "miracle of the rain" was memorialized on Marcus Aurelius' column.

Photos by Adrian Pingstone released to the public domain.
Joe SermariniJun 14, 2018
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73 Constantius II 2 viewsConstantius II. As Caesar, A.D. 324-337. AE 3 (17.98 mm, 2.16 g, 5 h). Arles, A.D. 324-325. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / CONSTAN/TIVS/ CAESAR, in three lines; star above; SMANTA/• below. RIC 60; LRBC 1327. VF, red highlights. Ex Agora Auctions 74SosiusJun 14, 2018
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Struck A.D.350. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE2 Maiorina of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right. Behind head, A; below chin, star.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM. Constantius II standing facing left, star above head, holding labarum in each hand. In left field, A; in exergue, •ASIS•.
RIC VIII : 284.
SCARCE
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1713 Anne AE Pattern Farthing0 viewsObverse: ANNA DEI GRATIA. Draped bust of Anne facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA • 1713 •. Britannia seated facing left, left arm holding spear and resting on shield, raised right hand holding olive-branch; exergue blank.
Diameter: 22mm on thick flan. | Weight: 5.1gms. | Die axis: 6h
PATTERN - EXTREMELY RARE

All of Anne's farthings are patterns, no farthings were issued for general circulation during her reign. The portrait of Anne on this example was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.

Although Anne farthings are generally very rare, there are at least six distinct pattern varieties known to exist and there is one variety, dated 1714, of which, according to Peck, between 300 and 500 coins may have been produced. The fact that such a large number of these farthings were released in the last year of Anne's reign may be because the type was about to be produced in larger quantities for circulation at the time of Anne's death on the 1st of August.
All the other farthing varieties are certainly patterns, and were never struck as currency for circulation.

This particular coin is of good weight and metal and it appears to be a die match for another Anne pattern farthing, in this instance struck in silver, which was sold at the 12th September 2011 Heritage Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction. It was Lot 27289 and, for comparison purposes, I have illustrated it below.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1822 GEORGE IV AE FARTHING1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA. Laureate and draped bust of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, her right hand holding olive branch and resting on shield, her left holding trident; at her feet, a lion. In exergue, 1822.
Diameter 22mm | UNC with lustre
SPINK: 3822

The first copper coinage of George IV consisted of farthings only, they were the work of Benedetto Pistrucci (1783 - 1855). This first series of coinage, of which the farthings formed a part, was distasteful to the king because they represented his face as puffed and bloated, his neck undoubtedly thick, and his hair harsh and wiry. The upshot was that Pistrucci was replaced as Master of the Mint by William Wyon and in 1825 the whole series of George IV's coinage was completely redesigned.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1826 GEORGE IV AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm | Weight 9.32gms
SPINK: 3824

This portrait of George IV, used on his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1835 William IV AE THIRD FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1835. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3850

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

This coin was produced exclusively for use in Malta, but it is considered to be part of the British coinage as at that time Malta was considered more as a part of Britain than a colony. Because the cost of living was lower in Malta than in Britain it was not considered necessary to introduce the third-farthing coin into Britain itself.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1836 WILLIAM IV AR GROAT (FOURPENCE)0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: FOUR PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; 1836 in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3837

The portrait of William IV used on his coinage was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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1844 VICTORIA COPPER THIRD FARTHING1 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID : DEF : Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3952

This portrait of Queen Victoria was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

This coin was produced exclusively for use in Malta, but it is considered to be part of the British coinage as at that time Malta was considered more as a part of Britain than a colony. Because the cost of living was lower in Malta than in Britain it was not considered necessary to introduce the third-farthing coin into Britain itself.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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GREEK, Calabria, Taras (c. 344-340 B.C.), Silver Stater.7 views8.03g., 2h
Naked youth on a horse pacing right, crowning the horse with a wreath held in his extended right hand, K(KAA?) and an upright club below the horse, rev. TAP-A-Σ, Phalanthos riding on a dolphin left, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, and a trident and a shield in his left, Ω below dolphin's tail, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert, Group 49, 685 (V260/R532); Vlasto 509 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 173 (these dies); SNG ANS 960; HN Italy 887. An exceptional example, well-struck from fresh dies and perfectly centred on a flan of good metal, extremely fine and most attractive.
From Sovereign Rarities (2018)

The "K" or "KAL" engraver was one of the finest Greek masters working in the 4th century. His work though rare, can also be found on coins from Heraklea, Metapontion, and Thouroi.
3 commentsLeoJun 14, 2018
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1827 GEORGE IV AE THIRD FARTHING1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1827 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3827

This portrait of George IV, used on all his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings and fractions facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.

This coin was produced in 1827 exclusively for use in Malta, but it is considered to be part of the British coinage as at that time Malta was considered more as a part of Britain than a colony. The grano, a coin dating from before British rule, was valued at a twelfth of a penny so the decision was made to coin the equivalent in a British denomination. Because the cost of living was lower in Malta than in Britain it was not considered necessary to introduce the third-farthing coin into Britain itself.
*AlexJun 14, 2018
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07b Domitian as Caesar V108542 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC V1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018.

A rare left portrait variant of the common Salus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin.

Good style and well centred.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJun 14, 2018
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Seleukos II Kallinikos3 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.39 g, 12h). Sardes mint. Struck circa 246-245/2 BC. Diademed head right, with curly sideburn / Apollo standing left, testing arrow and leaning on tall tripod; monograms to inner left and inner right. SC 654.4; HGC 9, 303g1 commentsAjaxJun 14, 2018
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Antiochos VII0 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VII. 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.52 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Athena standing half-left, holding Nike, shield, and spear; monogram and A to left, F right; all within wreath. SNG Spaer 1865; Newell, SMA 292.AjaxJun 14, 2018
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Diocletian5 viewsDiocletian, Post abdication Follis, Aquileia, AD 305-306. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive-branch and mappa / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies, standing left, holding branch and sceptre. S-F across outer fields. Mintmark AQP. RIC VI Aquileia 64a AjaxJun 14, 2018
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Philip I0 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / PM TR P II COS PP, Philip seated left on curule chair holding globe & scepter. RIC 2b, RSC 120.AjaxJun 14, 2018
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Septimius Severus1 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius. 207 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / VOTA SVSCEPTA XX, emperor standing sacrificing from patera over altar left. RIC 308, RSC 791. AjaxJun 14, 2018
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ric3420 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, horned.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI, S.C. in exergue, Elagabalus on horseback riding left, raising right hand and holding scepter.
25.5 mm, 8.10 gms

RIC 342
Charles MJun 14, 2018
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Septimius Severus2 viewsSeptimius Severus. A.D. 193-211. AR denarius (19.48 mm, 3.30 g, 11 h). Laodicea miint, struck A.D. 197. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head of Septimius Severus right / P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing facing, head left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae. RIC 493; RSC 442AjaxJun 14, 2018
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Septimius Severus1 viewsSeptimius Severus. A.D. 193-211. AR denarius (17.97 mm, 3.39 g, 7 h). Rome, A.D. 200. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right / P M TR P VIII COS II P P, Victory flying left, holding open wreath over shield set on low base. RIC 150; RSC 454AjaxJun 14, 2018
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Macedonia, Koinon of Thessalonica. Nero AE244 viewsObv: NEΡΩN KAICAΡ, young bare head left.
Rev: ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN around Macedonian shield.
1 commentsancientoneJun 14, 2018
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Septimius Severus1 viewsSeptimius Severus. A.D. 193-211. AR denarius (19 mm, 3.14 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 204. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius Severus right / INDVLGEN-TIA AV-GG, IN CARTH in exergue, Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and scepter, riding lion leaping right over water gushing from rocks below. RIC 266; BMC 335; RSC 222AjaxJun 14, 2018
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rsc0442 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Legionary eagle between two standards, two shields at base of each of them.
17 mm, 2.74 gms

RSC 44, RIC 78
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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hj6.28.21.03_20 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ.ANT. CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left field.
28 mm, 13.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.3
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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hj6.28.39.012 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛANT CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Liberalis standing left holding cornucopia in left arm and abacus in raised right hand. E in right field
28 mm 14.35 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.39.1
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Felicitas standing4 viewsReference
RIC 50a; C. 598; Strack 47

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

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

2.99 gr
mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJun 13, 2018
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse5 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 19
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev.: Horse advancing right; KY above, jug below raised leg; ΠΥΘΙΩΝ magistrate in ex
AE, 19 mm, 7.36g
Ref.: SNG LEWIS 0876
1 commentsshanxiJun 13, 2018
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Otacilia Severa4 viewsOtacilia Severa, Antoninianus
22-23 mm; 4.05g;
Obv. OTACIL SEVERA AVG Draped bust on crescent to right.
Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG Hippopotamus standing to right; in exergue IIII.
RIC IV, III p. 82, 116b
Ex stock Florange Paris 1961.
MarsmanJun 13, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Philetairos, Athena, bow, arrowhead2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE12, after 282 B.C.
Pergamene Kingdom, Philetairos
Obv.: head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with a griffin
Rev.: ΦIΛE/TAIΡOΥ, bow, arrowhead within
AE, 13mm, 2.06g
Ref.:
shanxiJun 13, 2018
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S. 846 Aldfrith1 viewsSceat of Aldfrith, king of Northumbria 685-705
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S.846
N. 176
O: +ALdFRIduS
R: Fantastic animal left

Aldfrith was the first king of Northumbria to issue coins in his name, and the second English monarch to put his name on coinage (after Eadbald of Kent). His coins depict an animal of crude style, probably is supposed to be a dragon. It is different than the animals on mid 8th century Northumbrian coins of Eadberht, Alchred, Æthelred I, and Ælfwald I.

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

Venerable Bede speaks highly of Aldfrith as a wise ruler. For whatever reason, Northumbrian inscribed coinage would stop after Aldfrith's reign and not start again for another 50 years until Eadberht.

Ex- eBay
NapJun 13, 2018
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S.847B Eadberht3 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847B
Booth type B
Chapman D4
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left
Motif: 1a/fantastic animal

Variety with a number of pellets below the fantastic creature

Ex- A.G.&S. Gillis
NapJun 13, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 26472 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//P
MINT: SERDICA
EMMISSION: 6.2
WEIGHT:
AXIS:
RIC TEMP: 2647 (17 EX.)
Barnaba6Jun 13, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 13. Geta, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.13.05 var (rev. only)0 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 20, 2.82g, 19.75mm, 195°
obv. LOV AV KAICAR GETAC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, bare-headed. r.
rev. NIKOPOL - PROC ICTR
Artemis, in short hunting cloak, advancing r., holding bow in extended l. hand and drawing
with r. hand arrow from quiver over r. shoulder
ref. a) no Artemis for Geta in AMNG
b) no Artemis for Geta in Varbanov
c) no Artemis for Geta in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.13.5 var. (for Severus, has NIKOPOLI)
obv. e.g. No. 8.22.8.7 (same die)
probably unpublished
F+, dark green patina
JochenJun 13, 2018
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Lysimachos Tetradrachm 6 viewsLysimachos, Portrait of Alexander the Great, Kingdon of Thrace, Silver tetradrachm, 297 - 281 B.C., 16.581g, 29.7mm, die axis 0o,
Marinescu Issue 27 (unpublished thesis), Thompson -, Müller -, SNG Cop -, Mektepini -, Meydancikkale -, gVF,
OBV: Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
REV: Athena enthroned left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, Nike crowning name in right hand, left arm rests on shield, transverse spear against right side,
BASILEWS (king) downward on right, LYSIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, monogram inner left
well centered and struck, light toning, bumps scratches, some porosity, small edge chip, western Anatolia, uncertain mint,
EX: Forum Ancient Coins
RARE
1 commentsSRukkeJun 13, 2018
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hhj8.26.14.070 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH [ANT]ΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP, in left upper field O, in right upper field N, Herakles nude standing left, lion skin over left arm resting on hip, right hand on club on ground.
27 mm, 9.50 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.14.7
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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asmcalee779c11 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AV. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
17 mm, 3.83 gms

McAlee 779(c)
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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hj6.26.35.06_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVKOV MAP[KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)], Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre, wheel at her feet.
25 mm, 8.20 gms

Cf. Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.6
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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hj6.26.36.32var1 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopia
17 mm, 2.88 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.32 variant (different reverse legend break)
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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hj6.26.05.121 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
16 mm, 1.79 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.12
Charles MJun 13, 2018
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Carausius1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
LAETIT AVG; Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; S P in fields.
Ex: C
Camolodunum
RIC 258
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
IOVI CONS PROB AVG; Jupiter standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Ex: R (Thunderbolt) B
Rome
RIC 175
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
MARTI PACIF; Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Billowing cloak behind shield.
Ex: R Q Γ
Rome
RIC 177
This coin is part of the AEQVITI series of Rome. (Q)
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind
SALVS AVG; Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar.
Ex: XXIΔ
RIC 744
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVG; Emperor standing right, holding spear and globe.
Ex: XXIς
Rome
RIC 801
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
CLEMENTIA TEMP; Clementia standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding sceptre.
Ex: XXIZ
Rome
RIC 642
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Galerius1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
MAXIMIANVS NOB C; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
ORIENS AVGG; Sol stg. left raising arm and holding globe, at feet two prisoners.
Ex: B
Lugdunum
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Carausius4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
MARTI PACIF; Mars stg. holding spear, shield and branch; S P in fields.
Ex: C
Camolodunum
RIC 28
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus3 viewsAE Abschlag (Aureus test strike)
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Laureated and cuirassed bust to right.
TRI POT COS; Emperor in quadriga left, holding branch.
Ex: P P
Lugdunum
RIC - ; Bastien 175
Note: One example from the same dies known by Bastien; As Aureus RIC V, 1
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Victory standing right on globe, holding palm and crowning Hercules to right, standing right, holding club and lion skin
Ex: XXIT
Ticinum
RIC 565
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Domitianus11 viewsAE-Sestertius
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM .COS XI CENS POT PP; Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
Domitian standing right, clasping hands with general over altar; two soldiers behind;
Ex: SC
Rome
RIC 288
33 mm, 22.94 g
3 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, with spear.
VIRTVS AVG; Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 437
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
SOLI INVICTO; Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding globe in left.
Ex: KAA
Serdica
RIC 862var.
Note: Ex. Martin Griffiths's Probus Collection
Julianus of PannoniaJun 12, 2018
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Olbia, Throne of Zeus, Thunderbolt 1 viewsKilikia, Olbia
Æ 22
Pseudo-autonomous (Late 1st century BC).
Obv.: Empty throne of Zeus Olbios facing slightly right; EP to left
Rev.: OΛBEΩN. Winged thunderbolt; Z above.
Æ, 7.50g, 22mm
Ref.: RPC I 3723; Ziegler -; SNG BN 839; SNG Levante 645.
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 20.1.1987)
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 63, lot 375
shanxiJun 12, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, humped bull (Zebu)2 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Obv: ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ , draped bust of Artemis Persica right, quiver at shoulder, holding bow and arrow at breasr.,
Rev.: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, humped bull (Zebu) standing right
AE, 2.72g, 15mm
Ref.: RPC III 1861
shanxiJun 12, 2018
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RIC 1102 Domitianus63 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS VI, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, S-C in left field; Domitian on horseback, raising right hand and holding sceptre
AE/Dupondius (27.91 mm 12.869 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A D
RIC 1102 (R2, Vespasian), BMCRE unlisted - BNF 795 (same dies)
ex Naville Live Auction 40 Lot 662 (Ex NAC sale O, 05/2004, lot 1960, NAC Auction 72, 05/2013, lot 1556)
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 12, 2018
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Moesia Superior, Viminacium, AD 239-40, Gordianus III1 viewsGordianus III
Moesia Superior, Viminacium
AD 239-40
Obv.: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: P M S COL V M (missing I), Moesia standing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side; AN • I • in exergue.
AE, 22 mm, 5.79 g
Ref.: Varbanov I 104
shanxiJun 12, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Philetairos, Athena, thyrsos, Δ 1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE14, 282 - 133 BC
Obv.: head of Athena right in crested helmet
Rev.: filleted thyrsos, "Δ" monogram on left below fillet, ΦIΛETAIΡ[OΥ] downward on right
AE, 3.93g, 14.0mm
Ref.:
shanxiJun 12, 2018
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Dharmasoka deva AD 1208-1209 5 viewsSeated king, SRI DHA RMMA SI KA DE VA in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields, 20mm, Mitchiner NIS 842 - 844Paul R3Jun 12, 2018
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S.1122 Eadwig (Eanwulf)5 viewsPenny of Eadwig, king of England 955-959
Moneyer: Eanwulf
Mint: unknown (possibly Lincoln)
S. 1122
HT1, NE IV
O: +EADVVI REX
R: EAEN oLF M

Coins of Eadwig are somewhat scarce due to his short reign. For whatever reason, portrait coins are almost non-existant; a single unique example is known. There are a few mint signed coins of Eadwig but the majority are just presumed to be from certain regions. This one is called "NE IV" type, a subtype of the HT1 (horizontal trefoil) type, from a Northeast mint, which is probably Lincoln.

Ex- StacksBowers
1 commentsNapJun 12, 2018
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2 Constantius II13 viewsConstantius II AE2. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEB in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 11, 2018
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01 Constantius Gallus4 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ALEA / Gama left
Alexandria 74
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 11, 2018
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Campania, Phistelia, BMC 4/64 viewsCampania, Phistelia, 325-275 BC
AR - Obol, 0.51g, 11.22mm, 270°
obv. Head oy young male slightly r.
rev. Barley-grain, above Dolphin r., below mussel
below legend in Oscan FISTVLIS (read from inward from r. to l.)
ref. BMC I, p.12, 4/6; Sambon p.332, 831; Sear 336; Camapana, agg. Fistelia 4a; HN Italy 613
scarce, about EF, toned

Phistelia was one of the Samnite cities destroyed by Sulla and is today only known by its coins. Because of the dolphins and mussels depicted on its coins it is suggested that it was situated near the sea.
1 commentsJochenJun 11, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, Tyche standing2 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of the Severans (193-235)
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Countermark "head of Artemis with quiver" ?
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
AE, 4.96g, 20.9mm
Ref.: BMC 21
shanxiJun 11, 2018
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RPC - Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, Faustina II, Amazon Myrina2 viewsFaustina II
Aeolis, Myrina
AD 161-165
Magistrate: M. Oul. Aristophanes
Obv.: Φ[ΑVСΤΙΝΑ] СƐΒΑСΤΗ, Draped bust of Faustina II right
Rev.: [ƐΠΙ Μ] οVΛ ΑΡΙС[ΤοΦΑ] ΜVΡΙΝ[ΑΙΩΝ], Amazon Myrina seated left, holding patera, parazonium and spear
AE, 4.66g, 19mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 357, SNG München 593-4
shanxiJun 11, 2018
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. Roger II (Count 1105-1130; King 1130-1154)1 viewsD'Andrea-Contreras 227, Travaini 192; Spahr 77; Biaggi 1217-1222; MEC Italy XIV 180-182

AE Follaro, fourth period (initial phase), from 1129 or 1130 perhaps to 1138. most presumably Messina mint. 1.76 g., 14.14 mm. max, 90°

Obv: King seated on throne, P/O/Γ/E/P/I/O/C -- A/N/A/Σ [=Roger -- King/ANAΣ is the Greek form of the Latin Rex and the Arabic Malik]

Rev: Cross potent, IC-XC-NI-KA (=Jesus Christ Conquors) in quadrants.
StkpJun 10, 2018
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. William I, "the Bad" (1154-1166)1 viewsD'Andrea-Contreras 336-337b, Travaini 301; Spahr 96-98; MEC Italy XIV 291-292

AR Kharruba or fraction of dirhem, 553-554 A.H. = 1158/59-1159/60 A.D., Palermo mint. 0.58 g., 13.19 mm. max.

Obv: al-malik / Ghulyālim / al- mu‘azzam (= King William the Magnificent) in three lines of Kufic script, lily to center.

Rev: Star; mint formula and AH date in Kufic script in outer margin.
StkpJun 10, 2018
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. Tancred of Hauteville (1189-1194)1 viewsD'Andrea-Contreras 404, Travaini 301; Spahr 137; MEC Italy XIV 444-445

AR 1/4 tercenarius or possibly half denaro, 1st period (Tancred alone), Palermo mint. 0.23 g., 10.9 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Tanqrir / malik / Siqilliyyah (= Tancred King of Sicily) in three lines of Kufic script.

Rev: TACD•/REX•SI/CILIE• (TA ligate).
StkpJun 10, 2018
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. Roger I "Bosso" (the Great Count, 1085-1101)1 viewsD'Andrea-Contreras 112, Travaini 145; Spahr 16.

Billon kharruba, uncertain mint. 11 g., 7.95 mm. max.

Obv: Pseudo kufic symbols, possibly Allah / • six-point star • / Malik (=king) in kufic script, in three lines.

Rev: six-point star / of believers is kufic script / Greek letter tau, in three lines.

The tau has been interpreted variously, some scholars seeing in it a reference to Tancred or Tancracina, a traditional name for the island, but a cross seems to be the most plausible explanation. Although this tupe of cross had ancient precedents, it was not normally in use at this period but may have been adopted in the hope of minimizing the repulsion that wouldbe felt by a largely Muslim population at the use of a Christian symbol.
StkpJun 10, 2018
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001 Julius Caesar AR Lifetime Denarius58 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius, 44 BC.
(19.00 mm 3.68 g)
Obv:. Laureate head right; before, CAESAR IMP; behind, star of eight rays.
Rev: P. SEPVLLIVS MACER. Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre (resting on star?).
Cr. 480/5b RSC 41 BMC 4165 Syd 1071Sear (2000) 1412
A very elegant portrait. Perfectly struck on broad flan. Areas of flatness and scratch on obverse, otherwise about VF.
Ex: Artemide Asti E-Auction 43 E, June 9, 2018.
6 commentsorfewJun 10, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael III "the Drunkard" (842-867) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1693; DOC 8)6 viewsObv: +miҺAЄL IMPЄRAT'; Crowned facing bust of Michael, holding patriarchal cross on globus and akakia
Rev: +ЬASIL-IЧS REX ✳; Crowned facing bust of Basil, holding patriarchal cross on globus and akakia
Dim: 25mm, 6.06g
Quant.GeekJun 10, 2018
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5716 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 127-28 AD Nilus reclining left on crocodile5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5716; Köln 990; Emmett 1014.12

Issue L ΔWΔƐΚΑΤΟΥ = year 12

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

Rev. L ΔWΔƐΚ(Α)
Nilus reclining, l., holding cornucopia and reed; below, crocodile; above ΙϚ

25.76 gr
36 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJun 10, 2018
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395a Sabina Denarius Roma 128-136 AD Juno standing5 viewsReference.
RIC 395a; Strack 379; C. 43; BMC 940

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Bust of Sabina, diademed, draped, right; hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck, hair also piled on top, above diadem

Rev. IVNONI REGINAE
Juno, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left

3.18 gr
18 mm
h
okidokiJun 10, 2018
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Gens Titia, quinarius (90 a.C.)3 viewsQ. Titius, quinario, Roma 90 a.C.
AR, 1.65 gr, 14 mm, MB+
D/ Busto drappeggiato della Vittoria.
R/ Q TITI; Pegaso in atto di spiccare il volo.
Crawford 341/3
paoloJun 10, 2018
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Maximinus II Daia5 viewsSize and weight: 24x25mm; 6.9g.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right. Divergent wreath ties with pointed ends.
Reverse: GENIO CA-ESARIS
Genius standing facing, head left, wearing modius on head, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand holding out a patera from which liquid flows, left arm holding a cornucopia behind.
Field Marks: K in left field, Δ over P in right field.
Exergue: ALE
Reference: RIC VI Alexandria 99a.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 10, 2018
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Constantine I CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE2 viewsConstantine I CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE CONS
S in left field
James b4Jun 10, 2018
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Germanicus5 viewsGermanicus. Died AD 19. Æ As (28.5mm, 9.74 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 42-43. Bare head right / Legend around large S • C. RIC I 106 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 79.

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind.
2 commentsAjaxJun 10, 2018
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L. Mussidius Longus4 viewsAR Denarius (17 mm, 3.79 g), Rome 42 BC.
Obv. CONCORDIA, Diademed and veiled bust of Concordia to right; [below chin, crescent.]
Rev. L·MVSSIDIVS·LONGVS, Shrine of Venus Cloacina, the platform inscribed CLOACIN.
Sear Imperators 188b; Craw. 494/42c.
1 commentsAjaxJun 10, 2018
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Ionia, Miletos. 520-450 BC.5 viewsObv: Forepart of a roaring lion left, head turned back to right.
Rev: Stellate pattern within incuse square.
Diobol AR 8mm.
1 commentsancientoneJun 10, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 1175 viewsAE2
Obv:– CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading small figure from hut beneath tree
Minted in Thessalonica; (//TESE).
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 117 (S)

2.75 gms. 21.51 mm. 180 degrees.
maridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 1493 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (A| _//RS).
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 149 (R)

4.41 gms. 23.53 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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D.1041 Louis III (denier, Tours)6 viewsLouis III, king of the Franks (879-882)
Denier (Tours)

Silver, 1.78 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +IIISIRICORDIΛ DI REX; Louis' monogram (legend beginning at 3h)
R/ +HTVR◊NES CIVITAS; croix pattée

Louis III became king of West Francia at 16 after his father Louis II died quite young. As he was the only living son of Charles II, Louis II had inherited the full kingdom of West Francia from his father. At opposite, when Louis II died, his sons Louis III and Carloman II divided the kingdom into a northern part for Louis III and a southern part for his brother Carloman II. During his reign, Louis III (in alliance with his brother) achieved military successes, especially against Vikings. However, Louis III's reign didn't last long. Louis III died inadvertently at 19 while chasing a girl on his horse. He hit violently the lintel of a door with his head.
Louis III's coinage is hard to distinguish from Louis II's. Both bear the same name et both reigns were very short. Three kinds of coins can be found:
* coins with legend LVDOVICS REX and a KRLS monogram : these coins have been found for northern and southern mints and are consequently given for Louis II;
* coins with a LVDOVICVS monogram ; they have only been found for the northern mints, and are consequently supposed to be Louis III's;
* coins of Toulouse with LV/DO, imitating the ones of Charles emperor with CA/RL. The attribution to Louis II seems to be straightforward due to the southern position.
The legend of the coin is different from the traditional Gratia di Rex, but still shows a religious origin. However its success remained very limited, with some scare coins of Louis III and Eudes.
3 commentsDrogerJun 09, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1324 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANH). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132

6.11 gms. 25.18 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1253 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 125 (C)

3.94 gms. 23.08 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 114 var 3 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (/A | _ / RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 114 var (Unlisted officina, listed for RQ, which is R)

5.60 gms. 24.11 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 068 corr 2 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Cyzicus; (_ | * // SMKS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 68 corr (R)

4.84 gms.23.93 mm. 0 degrees.

1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Anemurium, Gallienus, Artemis2 viewsGallienus
Cilicia, Anemurium
Æ 25mm
Dated RY 3 (AD 255/6)
Obv.: AV K ΠOY ΛΙKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ЄT Γ ANЄMOVPIЄωN. Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; to left, stag standing left.
AE, 25mm, 6.99 g
Ref.: Ziegler 234-5 var. (obv. legend); SNG BN -; SNG Levante 522.
ex Harlan J. Berk
ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection
ex Numismatik Naumann
shanxiJun 09, 2018
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA d2 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
VICT GERMANICA
La Victoire debout à gauche, tenant une couronne et une palme
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 387a
Göbl 891i
Eauze 1509
Elmer 89
PYLJun 09, 2018
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Gallien - VIRTVS AVGG4 viewsGALLIENVS·P·F·AVG
VIRTVS AVGG
Gallien tenant haste et enseigne
Cologne - 2e Émission - phase a - printemps 257
Bourdel 295
Göbl 882l
Eauze 1489
Elmer 54
1 commentsPYLJun 09, 2018
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Gallien - IOVI VICTORI2 viewsIMP GALLIENVS P AVG
IOVI VICTORI
Jupiter nu debout à gauche sur un cippe, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; sur le cippe est inscrit en deux lignes : IMP/ C E S ("Imperator Cum Exercito Suo”, L'empereur avec son armée)
Cologne - 1ere Émission - phase b - septembre 256
Bourdel 205
Göbl 870d
Eauze 1466
Elmer 24
PYLJun 09, 2018
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148 - Galerius - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 827 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (divergent ties)
Rev:– VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Mars advancing right, in military dress, holding transverse spear, shield and trophy.
Minted in Alexandria (X | S / K // ALE). A.D. 308-310
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 82
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 0961 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman falls forwards on his hands and knees. He is wearing a cap
Minted in Aquileia; (_ | *//AQS dot). 348 A.D. - 350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Aquileia 96 (S)
maridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 2425 viewsObv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– –, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Lugdunum. PLG in exe.
Reference:– RIC Lugdunum 242 (R2).
1 commentsmaridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)4 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (•PLC). A.D. 332
Reference:– Bastien XIII 233 (59 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)
maridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Antioch 0811 viewsObv:- CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Rosette, diademed head right
Rev:- PROVIDENTIAE AVGG Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, Dot in archway
Minted in Antioch. SMANTA in exe. A.D. 327-328
Reference:- RIC VII Antioch 81 (R4)

Partially silvered
2.40g. 20mm.
maridvnvmJun 09, 2018
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varb52312 viewsElagabalus
Tomis, Moesia Inferior

Obv: M AVPH ANTΩNINOC AVΓO, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTPOΠ ΠONTOY TOMEOC, Artemis advancing right holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, hound at her side. Δ in right field.
27 mm, 10.50 gms

Varbanov 5231 (slightly different obverse legend)
Charles MJun 09, 2018
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Valens Gloria Romanorum3 viewsValens

Gloria Romanorvm

AE 1,5 g, 17,96 mm.
Flamur HJun 08, 2018
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Constantine I Providentiae2 viewsConstantine I, AE3, 326-328, Thessalonica, Officina 4
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Laureate head right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom row empty blocks
Pellet in right field
SMTSD in exergue
RIC VII, 153
17,3 mm, 2,1 g.
Flamur HJun 08, 2018
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D.750 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Palace Mint)1 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Palace Mint, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +PΛLΛTINΛ MONE; cross pattée

DrogerJun 08, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.10.08 var.1 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 29, 13.25mm
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - N - IKOPOLI / PROC I
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. arm, holding kerykeion in l. arm and in extended r. hand
purse
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
cf. No. 8.18.10.8 (has OVLPIA - N NIKOPOLIT)
S+, dark green patina
JochenJun 08, 2018
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Vorderösterreich / Anterior Austria, 1804, VI Kreutzer, Coat of Arms of Freiburg im Breisgau, Bregenz and Burgau 2 viewsFRANZ II
Anterior Austria
VI Kreutzer
1804
Obv.: VORD OEST SCHEID MÜNZ, VI KREÜTZER; branches, H
Rev.: Coat of Arms of Freiburg im Breisgau, Bregenz and Burgau
Ref.: Jl. 37, Her. 906
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1734, 5 Kreuzer, Coat of arms2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
5 Kreuzer
1734
Obv.: ​MON NOV FRIBURG BRIS, Coat of arms
Rev.: GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, coat of arms
AR, 1.4g, 20.4mm
Ref.:
Ex Münzhandlung Olding
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1732, 1 Kreuzer, Raven, Coat of Arms 4 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
1 Kreuzer
1732
Obv.: ​MON . NOVA . FRI. BRIS, Head of raven, 1732 (changed from 1722)
Rev.: DEO GLORIA IN EXCEL, coat of arms
AR, 0.81g, 15.5mm
Ref.: Berst. 283
Ex Münzhandlung Harald Möller, auction 66, lot 296
shanxiJun 08, 2018
FR_006_fac.jpg
Freiburg im Breisgau, 18th cent., 1 Kreuzer, Raven, Coat of Arms1 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
1 Kreuzer
16th cent.
Obv.: ​MO FRIBVRG [...] BRISG, Head of raven, 1 K
Rev.: GLORIA IN EXCELSIOR, coat of arms
Billon, 0.56g, 15.2mm
Ref.: Münzen und Medaillen, Nr. 55 var.
Ex Künker
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1712, 1 Kreuzer, Raven, Coat of Arms 2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
1 Kreuzer
1712
Obv.: MON : FRIBVRG : BRISG : 1712, Head of raven, :1:
Rev.: DEO GLORIA IN [….]L, coat of arms
AR, 0.67g, 15.2mm
Ref.: Münzen und Medaillen No. 57
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1723, 2 Kreuzer, Raven, Eagle2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
2 Kreuzer
1723
Obv.: ​MON FRI BRI 1723 , Head of Raven,2 K
Rev.: DA PAC DO IN DIE NO, eagle
AR, 17.1mm
Ref.: Berstett 271
Ex nsw-leipzig
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1720, 2 Kreuzer, Raven, Eagle 2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
2 Kreuzer
1720
Obv.: ​MON. FRI. […]BRI 1720, Head of Raven, 2K in ex
Rev.: DA PAC. DO. IN DIE. NO, eagle
Billon, 0.94g, 17.81mm
Ref.:
Ex Numismatik Lanz
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1720, 2 Kreuzer, Raven, Eagle2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
2 Kreuzer
1720
Obv.: ​MON. FRI. / IN BRISG., Head of Raven, 1720, 2K in ex
Rev.: DA PAC. DO. IN DIE. NO, eagle
AR, 18 mm, 0,97g
Ref.: Berstett 268, Schön 24, Udo Becker, Freiburger Münzen, Seite 31
Ex Numismatik Lanz
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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varb32900 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: {AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C], (no legend legible), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar.
22 mm, 6.46 gms

Cf. Varbanov 3290
Charles MJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1368-1390, AR Brakteat, Raven, Circle2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD 1368-1390
Obv.: ​Head of raven left, circle to left
Rev.: -
AR, 0.31g, 18mm
Ref.:
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1713, 2 Kreuzer, Raven, Eagle1 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
2 Kreuzer
1713
Obv.: ​MON. FRIBVRG / IN BRISGO LAE, Head of Raven, :2:, 1713
Rev.: DA PACEM DOM IN DIEB NOS, eagle
AR, 0.83g, 17.35mm
Ref.: Berstett 256, Udo Becker, Freiburger Münzen, page 31, Freibuger Münzen und Medaillen, No. 60
Ex Künker
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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varb3292_21 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar.
21 mm, 5.70 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles MJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1726, 3 Kreuzer, Raven, Coat of Arms2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
3 Kreuzer
Obv.: MONETA [NOVA] FRIBVRG BRIS, 1726 Head of raven, 3 K
Rev.: DA PACEM DOM IN E IM DIEB VS[NO], coat of arms
AR, 1.01g, 17.41mm
Ref.: Berstett 273
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1733, 5 Kreuzer, Coat of arms2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
5 Kreuzer
1733
Obv.: ​MON NOVA FRIBURG BRIS, Coat of arms of Freiburg
Rev.: GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, coat of arms of Austria
AR, 1.61g, 21.5mm
Ref.: Berstett 286
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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varb32921 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar.
22 mm, 6.50 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles MJun 08, 2018
FR_010_fac.jpg
Freiburg im Breisgau, 1735, 10 Kreuzer, Coat of arms2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
10 Kreuzer
1735
Obv.: ​GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, X KREVZER 1735
Rev.: FRIBVRGENS BRIS MONETA NO, coat of arms of Freiburg and Austria
AR, 2.72g, 22.6mm
Ref.: Münzen und Medaillen Nr. 67, 25 Jahre Freiburger Münzsammelverein Abb 80/81, Berstett 285, Rommel 85
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 18th cent., Raven, Coat of arms2 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
1 Kreuzer
18th cent. AD
Obv.: ​MON : FRIBVRG : IN BRISG, Raven, 1K
Rev.: GLORIA IN EXCELS DEO, coat of arms
AR, 0.64g, 14.1mm
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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varb4443var0 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Kabeiros standing facing, head left, holding rhyton and hammer.
25mm 8.42 gms

Varbanov 4443 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 08, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 063/064, Nero, Serapis1 viewsNero
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: NEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP, radiate head right
Rev.: AY[T]O KPA, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia and calathus; L I (date) before.
Billon, 11.7g, 23mm
Ref.: RPC I 5274
Ex Naville Numismatics, auction 39, Lot 260
shanxiJun 08, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 141/142, Antoninus Pius, Faustina3 viewsAntoninus Pius
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС СƐΒ ƐVС(Ɛ)Β, laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev.: ΦΑVСΤΙΝΑ ΘƐΑ L Ɛ, empress (Faustina I) standing, l., dropping incense on lighted altar, holding long sceptre
Billon, 12.76g, 23.5mm
Ref.: Milne 1697, RPC Online 13473. Dattari-Savio Pl. 105, 8033 (this coin).
Ex Dattari Collection
Ex Naville Numismatics, auction 39, Lot 357
1 commentsshanxiJun 08, 2018
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Constans Phoenix1 viewsanother picture this time focusing on the scarsJames b4Jun 08, 2018
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crispus vot v 2 viewsCrispus CRISPVS NOB CAES LDC left
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
VOT V
dot AQS dot
Aquileia
RIC VII Aquileia 88 r2
James b4Jun 08, 2018
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Constans Phoenix0 viewsA coin with old scratches that now have a nice patina over themJames b4Jun 08, 2018
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Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)15 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
AR Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAISAR DOMITIANOS SEB GERM, laureate head right; aegis at point of bust.
R: ETOUS NEOV IEROV H, eagle standing facing right on thunderbolt; palm in right field. RY 8 (88/9 AD)
14.77g
26mm
Prieur 145; RPC II 1978; Wruck 108
8 commentsMatJun 08, 2018
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12 Caesars Tray15 viewsUpdated 12 Caesars Tray2 commentsMatJun 08, 2018
106_Aurelianus_(270-275_A_D_),_T-2511,_RIC_V-I_407,_IMP_AVRELIANVS_AVG,_VIRT(·)MILITVM,_Gamma,_Uncertain_Balkan_mint,_iss-2__ph-1,_off-3,_272-3AD,_Q-001,_h,_22-23,5mm,_g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2511, RIC V-I 407, Uncertain Balkan mint, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//Γ, VIRT•MILITVM, Emperor and soldier, #138 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2511, RIC V-I 407, Uncertain Balkan mint, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//Γ, VIRT•MILITVM, Emperor and soldier, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: VIRT•MILI T VM, Soldier standing right, holding spear (or long sceptre) in right hand and globe in left hand, facing Emperor in military dress standing left holding Victory in right hand and transversal spear (or long sceptre) in left hand. (Emperor and soldier 1)
exergue: -/-//Γ, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Uncertain Balkan mint, off-3, iss-2, Ph 1, date: 272-273 A.D., ref: T-2511 (Estiot), RIC V-I 407,
Q-001
quadransJun 07, 2018
036_Janos_Hunyadi_,_Gubernator_of_Hungary,_(1446-1453_A_D_),_Huszar-622,_AR-Obulus,_Q-002,_h,_13,5mm,_g-s.jpg
036 János Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-Obulus, Huszár-622, Patriarchal cross, B-I, #0244 views036 János Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-Obulus, Huszár-622, Patriarchal cross, B-I, #02
avers: Bohemian Lion with crown advancing left in circle, line border.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, in circle, mint-mark on each side (B-I), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/I//-- were strucked by Iohannes Münczer (by Pohl), diameter: 13,5mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1447-1450 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-622, CNH-2-158A, Pohl-178-1, Unger-490b,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransJun 07, 2018
052_Károly_III_,_(Carolus_VI__of_Habsburg),_King_of_Hungary,_(1711-1740_A_D_),_AR-den,_1733_AD,_K-B,_Huszar-1641,_Q-001,_h,_26,5mm,_g-s.jpg
052 Károly III., (Carolus VI. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1711-1740 A.D.), AR-Denar, Huszár-1641, 1733, K-B, #0147 views052 Károly III., (Carolus VI. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1711-1740 A.D.), AR-Denar, Huszár-1641, 1733, K-B, #01
avers: +CAR•VI•D•G•R•I•S•A•G•H•H•B•R•, Crowned Hungarian shield, mint-mark (K-B) on each side.
reverse: PATRONA•HUNGA•1733, Madonna seated facing, holding infant Jesus in her left arm.
diameter: 26,0-26,5mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint mark: K/B//--, mint: Hungary, Körmöczbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), date: 1733 A.D., ref: Huszár 1641/1733, Unger-2 1208/1733,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 07, 2018
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD5 viewsAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 74.3, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca.85) AD); Sinisi Type I, p.104
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: November (?) 80 AD
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 6 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (PTA)BAN(OY) ΔIKΛIOY (A)ΠE (ΛAIOY?) EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD); exergual line;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2013, cf. Plate 50, Artabanos III Type I/1(1), #844A.
1 commentsSchatzJun 07, 2018
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD1 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a; also in: Parthia.com.
SchatzJun 07, 2018
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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD3 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLK’ or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ‘Greek’ originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p.92, 11.1.1-1c; also in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais;
SchatzJun 07, 2018
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Pisidia, Selge. Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. 5 viewsObv: KAICAP ADRIANO / laureate, draped bust of Hadrian right.
Rev: CЄΛ - ΓЄΩΝ / ethnic divided to left and right by bow and winged thunderbolt.
AE20
2 commentsancientoneJun 07, 2018
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hj6.26.21.06var1 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: [VΠ CEPΓ] TITIAN(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hygeia standing right feeding snake from patera.
27 mm, 9.67 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.6 variant (different obverse and reverse legends)
Charles MJun 07, 2018
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rsc001b3 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing half left empties the contents of a cornucopia to the ground to the left using both hands, star in left field..
18 mm, 3.00 gms

RSC 1b, RIC 56
Charles MJun 07, 2018
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hhj8.26.46.171 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:NIKOΠOΛIT-ΩN ΠPOCI, →C(TPON), statue of Asklepios with snake entwined staff within tetrastyle temple.
16 mm, 2.08 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.17
Charles MJun 07, 2018
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Domitian as Caesar / Pegasus29 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus pawing ground right
- RIC V922 (R2). BMC - . RSC -

A rare obverse legend variant with CAES rather than Caesar, struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian.
6 commentsNemonaterJun 07, 2018
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hhj8.26.46.124 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OCIC, in left field above roof, CTP, in right field above roof, O/N. statue of Artemis with bow and hound at her feet within tetrastyle temple.
25 mm, 14.22 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.12
Charles MJun 07, 2018
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC 354)14 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 116 AD
3.21g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust (R)

Rev: VIRTUS standing (R) with bare left breast and foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR

RIC 354, RSC 274var, Woytek 524f, citing only six specimens.

Acquired by a collector from Rino Barzan, Turin in October 1966

Naville Numismatics Auction 40
3 commentsKained but AbleJun 06, 2018
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L. Sempronius Pitio Denarius - Dioscuri Galloping (Syd 402)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 148 BC
3.75g

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma (R), behind, PITIO and below chin, X

Rev: The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollox, galloping (R) below horses,
L.SEMP and below ROMA in partial tablet.

Sydenham 402, Crawford 216/1, RBW 926

Naville Numismatics Auction 40
2 commentsKained but AbleJun 06, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 198-197 B.C2 viewsAE 14.95mm (Thickness 2.58mm), weight 3.78g, 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 daleph (D) and ayin (‘) above, Aradian era date 62 below.
AradosJun 06, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Dynasts of Lykia, Trbbenimi, scalp of lion, triskeles7 viewsTrbbenimi
Asia Minor, Dynasts of Lykia
AR Tetrobol
Obv.: Facing scalp of lion.
Rev.: Triskeles within incuse circle, TRBBÊNEME (in Lycian) around
Ag, 3.12g, 17mm
Ref.: Müseler VIII.25-7; SNG von Aulock 4215
2 commentsshanxiJun 06, 2018
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BCC LT808 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE
Obv: Club? To right "A"
To left, uncertain letter?
Rev: Blank or uncertain.
10.5 x 9 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 1.31gm. Axis:?
cf. Hamburger #92 with
Heracles.
v-dromeJun 06, 2018
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RIC 2, p.257, 191 - Trajan, Spes7 viewsTrajan
AR-Denar
Obv: MP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
AR
Ref.: RIC 191
1 commentsshanxiJun 06, 2018
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03b Domitian as Caesar V922 (2)48 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD
RIC V922 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
Acquired from Kölner, May 2018.

My second example of the 'CAES' Pegasus variant, engraved in a different style.

Worn with scratches, but nicely toned.
7 commentsDavid AthertonJun 06, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 741 - Faustina II, CONSECRATIO, Pietas2 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, Pietas standing right, sacrificing on altar, and holding scepter
Ag, 3.38g, 18.1mm
Ref.: RIC III 741 [S], CRE 204 [R]
Ex Karl-Ludwig Grabow, Berlin
Ex Künker
shanxiJun 06, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 722 - Faustina II, Venus, VENERI AVGVSTAE3 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: VENERI AVGVSTAE, Venus seated left, holding Victory and spear.
Ag, 3.49g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 722 [R], CRE 237 [R2] var.
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
shanxiJun 06, 2018
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Helena AE3 2 viewsHelena AE3 (19mm, 3.30g). Struck 326-327 AD
Obv- FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev- SECVRITAS REI PVBLICE, Securitas standing left, holding olive branch in extended right hand.raising hem of robe with left hand. Mintmark dot ΓSIS dot. RIC VII Siscia 204; Sear 16609.
Paul R3Jun 06, 2018
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hhj8.26.36.151 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOB[I(OV) POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛI]TΩN ΠPOC → ICTPON, Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm, patera in right hand over flaming altar.
25 mm, 10.33 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.36.15
Charles MJun 06, 2018
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varb4393var20 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHC·CEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
25 mm, 10.97 gms

Varbanov 4393 variant (different obverse legend--NE is ligate-- this obverse legend not in Varbanov).
Charles MJun 06, 2018
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CONSTANTINE CAMPGATE ANTIOCH SMANTA1 viewsConstantine I
CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
ROSDC
PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
SMTSA Thessalonica
RIC VII Thessalonica 154
C3

James b4Jun 06, 2018
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Licinius II RIC VII 114 r30 viewsLicinius II LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES
LDC left CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
VOT V star
TS epsilon VI Thessalonica
RIC VII 114 r3
James b4Jun 05, 2018
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Phraatakes, 2-4 AD3 viewsBI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 58.12
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Phraatakes and Musa, 2-4 AD1 views
BI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 5812, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1971, # 58/9.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD6 views
AR tdr., 13,44gr, 25,8mm; Sellwood 75.4, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); 1 line of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) ΠΛKO(POV) (EΠIΦANOVC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); exergual line; year between the heads and month in exergue unreadable;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 60, # 1114.
1 commentsSchatzJun 05, 2018
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD 1 views
AR diobol, 1,26gr, 11,8mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, plate 42, Type 3, Shore 390 (this coin), Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, all w/dotted line in between; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots above and 1 below the crest, mustache, long beard; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border (row of dots between 2 lines); dotted border 13:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, CNG 1993, p.150, #390.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Dy.016 Henry I: denier (Paris, 1st type)1 viewsHenry I, king of the Franks (1031-1060)
Denier (Paris, 1st type)

Silver, 1.23 g, diameter 21 mm, die axis 10h
O/ HΛNIRICVS REX ; Alpha et Omega hung in the field
R/ PΛISIVS CIVTAS around a cross pattée
DrogerJun 05, 2018
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Dy.243 Charles IV (the Fair): maille blanche, 1st emission2 viewsCharles IV, king of France (1322-1328)
Maille blanche, 1st emission (03/02/1324)

Silver (798 ‰), 1.82 g, diameter 22 mm, die axis 2h
O: inner circle: +kAROLVS(diamond)REX; cross pattée; outer circle: BHDICTV⋮SIT#8942nOmЄ⋮DHI⋮nRI
R: inner circle: +FRANChORVm*; châtel tournois; outer circle: a circlet of 10 fleur-de-lis

The h of FRANChORVm is characteristic of the first emission.

Charles was the younger and third son of former king Philip the Fair. He was consequently not supposed to rule. However, as his two brothers successively died without any living son, he became king in 1322. Six years later, he also died without a male heir. So ended up the capetian senior line in 1328.
The legend began then... Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, had cursed King Philip the Fair and his descendants from his execution pyr in 1314. Was the curse finally efficient ?
Charles'cousin, his nearest parent, became then king of France as Philip VI.
DrogerJun 05, 2018
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD4 views
AR dr., 3,53gr, 20.9mm; Sellwood 72.9, Shore 389 (this coin), Sunrise -; Sinisi II.1.4.a, # 1321, (Vologases I), pp. 112, 113;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, mustache, medium-long straight pointed beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the 3 Aramaic letters for mwl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 4 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛ invertedE(ΛC) OΛIIΛ inverted E Λ(Ͷ) ΠOIXVHOΛO XIVIVVHX;
the style deviates completely from the two former coins, the metal is not silver, it has a distinct bronze sheen. Sinisi lists it under ‘Uncertain Coins and Forgeries’. This coin may be a contemporary imitation;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins and History, CNG 1993, p. 150, # 389.
1 commentsSchatzJun 05, 2018
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC, (Mithradates III)2 views
AR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

in: David Sellwood The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 31.1 and 1971, # 31/4; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; also in: Michael Mitchiner, The Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins, 1971 p. 112, #531.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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198 Sabina Denarius Roma 128-136 AD Tellus eastern mint14 viewsReference.
unpublished strack--
obverse of Sabina reverse Hadrian
Obv. RIC 390; Rev. RIC 276

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. TELLVS STABIL
Tellus standing left, holding plough-handle and rake, two corn ears behind.

2.73 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 233, lot 2366 2015
1 commentsokidokiJun 05, 2018
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC 2 views
BI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, #45.6, and 1971, #45/5); also in: Parthia.com.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC (Mithradates IV)1 views
BI tdr., 15,02gr, mm; Sellwood 44.1, Shore - , Sunrise 355 (Mithradates IV);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (M)EΓAΛOV APΣAKOV KAI KTIΣT(OV); exergual line; KTIΣTOΣ meaning: founder - S. 44.1 is the only coin using this epithet (to my knowledge);

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, #44.1
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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5779 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 130-31 AD Hadrian and Alexandra standing2 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 75, 1611 (this coin). RPC 5779.1 (this coin cited); Emmett 964.15;

Issue L IE = year 15

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

Rev. L ΙΕ
Alexandria, head bowed, standing, r.; to r., Emperor (Hadrian), laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing facing, head l., holding sceptre

24gr
35 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics 29, lot 389 2017
okidokiJun 05, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left field (very faint).
25 mm, 11.01 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.7
Charles MJun 05, 2018
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hj6.28.14.012 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)[INOC AVΓ ]IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I[(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV ]MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →(ΩN), Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club resting on ground in right hand and lion skin in left. E in left field (very faint).
26 mm, 9.42 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.14.1
Charles MJun 05, 2018
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hj6.26.08.11_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC], laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIA-NOΠOΛIT(ΩN), cluster of grapes
16 mm, 1.79 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.11
Charles MJun 05, 2018
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hj6.26.36.321 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANO-ΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopia
17 mm, 2.45 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.32
Charles MJun 05, 2018
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Price 3578 (1)5 viewsM to the left. Φ under the throne. One of the early Babylon issues. Upgrade from my other 3578.Chance VandalJun 05, 2018
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Boeotia, Thebes. (Circa 425-400 BC.)13 viewsAR Stater

23mm, 12.32 g

Obverse: Boeotian shield

Reverse: Amphora, ivy leaf hanging from right handle; Θ-E across lower field (short for ΘEBAIΩN or "Belonging to the People of Thebes"); all within concave circle.

BCD Boiotia 391; HGC 4, 1325.
Nathan PJun 05, 2018
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Unknown King, ca. 80 - 70 BC (Arsakes XVI.)4 viewsAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium h-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

in: Numismatic Art of Persia, The Sunrise Collection, CNG 2011, p.182, #312.

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
1 commentsSchatzJun 05, 2018
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC,4 views
AR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
mint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin #16.13.
1 commentsSchatzJun 05, 2018
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC2 views
AR dr., 3.6gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 19.2, Shore 58 (this coin), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; cap like hair in 5 waves, long pointed beard; earring, 3-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 17h, test cut at 8h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(OΣ);

in: Fred Shore, Parthian Coins & History, CNG 1993, p. 97, #58.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC4 viewsAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin # 1.1.
SchatzJun 05, 2018
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Abdera, Thrace Tetrobol5 viewsAR Tetrobol
Size: 16mm, Weight: 2.87 grams, Die Axis: 3h

Abdera, Thrace
411 - 375 BCE

Obverse: Griffin to left, forelegs raised.

Reverse: Wreathed bust of Dionysos to left, MOΛΠAΓOPHΣ around, all within linear frame and shallow incuse square.

Notes:
- Abdera was was repopulated by citizens from Teos circa 544 BCE, who brought with them the griffin symbol. The griffin on coins from Teos face right, and on coins from Abdera, left.
- The worship of Dionysos appears to have been important in Abdera, and may have been reinforced by the pre-existence of the cult among the native Thracian population.
- The magistrate's name Molpagores also appears on staters of Abdera, where the punning reverse type is a dancing woman performing the 'molpe' (dancing and singing).

Ex Harlan J. Berk, 2018
PharsalosJun 05, 2018
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Crispus Vot V RIC VII Aquileia 68 Nice Desert Patina2 viewsCrispus CRISPVS NOB CAES L
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT V
AQT Aquileia
RIC VII Aquileia 68
r3 usually 18-19 mm
1 commentsJames b4Jun 05, 2018
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Lysimacheia, Thrace13 views309-220 BC
AE 21 (21mm, 8.14g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter right.
R: Nike standing left, holding wreath; ΛYΣIMA[XEΩN] around to left.
SNG Cop 905; Sear 1621; BMC 3, 6
ex Romae Aeternae Numismatics

1 commentsEnodiaJun 05, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 214-210 B.C3 viewsAE 14.26mm (Thickness 2.94mm), weight 2.89g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters daleph (D) & ? ( ), on either side of AP, Aradian era date 46-49 below.
AradosJun 04, 2018
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L ROSCIUS FABATUS; GENS ROSCIA AR Serrate Denarius 4 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin, L ROSCI below, amphora or capis to left
REVERSE: Girl standing right feeding serpent before, sea shell(?) to left, FABATI in ex.
Rome 59 BC
3.7g, 18mm
Cr 412/1; Syd 915
1 commentsLegatusJun 04, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 744 var. - Faustina II, CONSECRATIO, peacock 5 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing right with head turned left, tail and wings closed
Ag, 3.48g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 744 var., CRE 202 [C]

for the same type, but peacock with head turned right, click here
shanxiJun 04, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 744 - Faustina II, CONSECRATIO, peacock5 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing right with head turned right, tail and wings closed
Ag, 3.25g, 16.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 744, RSC II 71, BMCRE 714, CRE 201 [R]
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins Shop

for the same type, but peacock with head turned left, click here
shanxiJun 04, 2018
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Roman Imperators, Julius Caesar, denarius, Alföldi Caesar, type III, 115 (this coin, not in plates)10 viewsSH82705. Silver denarius, Alföldi Caesar, type III, 115 (this coin); BMCRR Rome 4147 (also I); Crawford 480/3; RSC I 34; Sydenham 1056; Sear Imperators 100; RBW 1678 (H) , gVF, toned, banker’s mark on obverse, areas of flat strike, attractive deep old cabinet toning, with hints of iridescence around the devices, Rome mint, weight 3.607g, maximum diameter 21.8mm, die axis 30o, moneyer M. Mettius, Jan - Feb 44 B.C.; obverse CAESAR·IMP, wreathed head of Caesar right, cymbium (boat shaped cup used as a wine ladle) and lituus (augural wand) behind; reverse M METTIVS, Venus standing left, Victory in her extended right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, resting left elbow on shield which rests on globe, I (control letter) in lower left field; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 23 (9 Jan 2016), lot 376; ex Andrew McCabe Collection; ex CNG e-auction 237 (21 July 2010), lot 344; ex Professor L Fontana Collection; rare.2 commentsJoe SermariniJun 04, 2018
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Lucius Aelius Caesar16 viewsAelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.15 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 137.
O: L AELIVS CAESAR, Bare head left
R: TR POT COS II around, PIE-TAS across, Pietas standing right, dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar to right and holding acerrum.
-RIC II 439c (Hadrian); RSC 36a.

"The life of Ceionius Commodus, also called Aelius Verus, adopted by Hadrian after his journey through the world, when he was burdened by old age and weakened by cruel disease, contains nothing worthy of note except that he was the first to receive only the name of Caesar." - Historia Augusta
5 commentsNemonaterJun 04, 2018
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Byzantine Trachy2 viewsUnknown

Weight: 2,2g
Length: 24mm
Pericles J2Jun 03, 2018
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Byzantine Trachy4 viewsUnknown

Weight: 1,7g
Length: 19mm
Pericles J2Jun 03, 2018
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varb17741 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP [ANTΩNEINOC], laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛI[ΠΠOΠOΛEI]TΩN (NE)ΩKOP →ΩN, Dikaiosyne standing left, holding bunch of scales and cornucopia.
17 mm, 3.90 gms

Varbanov 1774
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17230 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛεΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩ →KOPOV, Herakles standing right, resting on club, lion skin hanging over left arm, right hand on hip.
30 mm, 14.83 gms

Varbanov 1723
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17772 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOP →ΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos.
18 mm, 3.60 gms

Varbanov 1777
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb1778_21 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOPΩ →N, Harpokrates standing left, right hand raised to shoulder, cornucopia in left hand.
17 mm, 3.83 gms

Varbanov 1778
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb1784_20 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Homonoia standing left holding patera and cornucopia.
17 mm, 4.10 gms

Varbanov 1784
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb1789_20 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEIN[OC], laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN [NEΩKOPΩN], Nemesis standing left holding scales and sceptre.
16 mm, 2.60 gms

Varbanov 1789
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17810 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOP(ΩN), Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
18 mm, 4.30 gms

Varbanov 1781
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17800 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, in left field PΩ, in right field N, Hera standing left, holding patera over flaming altar and sceptre.
21 mm, 4.04 gms

Varbanov 1780
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17840 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Homonoia standing left holding patera and cornucopia.
17 mm, 4.10 gms

Varbanov 1784
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb1780var1 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
18 mm, 3.28 gms

Varbanov 1780 variant--different obverse legend and no altar on reverse.
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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Orodes II (57 - 38 B.C.)7 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing medium beard.
R: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Susa Mint
3.5g
20mm
Sellwood 45.20
2 commentsMatJun 03, 2018
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varb17890 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩN[EINOC], laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOP(ΩN), Nemesis standing left holding scales and sceptre.
15 mm, 4.22 gms

Varbanov 1789
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17661 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), naked athlete advancing left holding wreath and palm branch.
17 mm, 3.69 gms

Varbanov 1766
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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varb17781 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN (NE)ΩKOPΩ →N, Harpokrates standing left, right hand raised to shoulder, cornucopia in left hand.
19 mm, 5.39 gms

Varbanov 1778
Charles MJun 03, 2018
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Vologases III2 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.25v

Ex-Alberto Simonetta Collection
1 commentsRobert L3Jun 03, 2018
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Vologases III2 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
Sellwood 79.26v

Ex-Alberto Simonetta Collection
1 commentsRobert L3Jun 03, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_R617_fac.jpg
RIC 3, p.045, 155 - Antoninus Pius, Liberalitas3 viewsAntoninus Pius (Reg. 138-161 AD)
AR Denarius
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
Rv: TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue.
Ag, 3.74g, 16mm
Ref.: RIC 155, BMCRE 567, RSC 490a.
1 commentsshanxiJun 03, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_5~0.jpg
RIC 3, p.247, 438 - Antoninus Pius, Consecratio, Funeral pyre3 viewsAntoninus Pius (Reg. 138-161 AD)
Posthumous Denarius,161 AD
Obv.: Divus Antoninus Pius / Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder.
Rv: CONSECRATIO, Funeral pyre
Ag, 3.30g, 16.6x17.5mm
Ref.: RIC 438 (Aurelius), RSC 164a
Ex Pri stina Hoard
Ex David L. Tranbarger
1 commentsshanxiJun 03, 2018
294~0.jpg
BASTIEN 2985 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS 12h
RIC: 112
BASTIEN: 298 (52 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 294
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
274~0.jpg
BASTIEN 3664 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS 12h
RIC: 91
BASTIEN: 366 (57 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 274
NOTE: DIVERGENT WREATH TIES / EX S.L. COLLECTION
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
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BASTIEN 2743 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: MARS VICTOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 4.11g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-23mm
RIC: 84
BASTIEN: 274 (14 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 3
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
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BASTIEN 3502 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH: 20mm
RIC: 107
BASTIEN: 350 (33 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
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BASTIEN 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST) - EXTREMELY RARE !!!5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.42g / AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 23-24,5mm
RIC: 75 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST)
BASTIEN: 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST); SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 - / SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 -
COLLECTION NO: 944
NOTE: THIS COIN IS COMPLETELY UNPUBLISHED !!!
EX REYSSOUZE HOARD
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
284~1.jpg
BASTIEN 4132 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PIETAS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -C//-
WEIGHT 4.26g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 121
BASTIEN: 413 (19 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 284
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
126~2.jpg
BASTIEN 4232 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: D-//-
WEIGHT 2.90g / AXIS 12h
RIC: 119
BASTIEN: 423 (12 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 126
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
430~0.jpg
BASTIEN 436 RR4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -INVERSE D//-
WEIGHT 3.79g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 20-21mm
RIC: 118 VAR. (MINTMARK)
BASTIEN: 436 (3 EX.) RR
COLLECTION NO: 430
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
422~0.jpg
BASTIEN 4223 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: D-//-
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 118
BASTIEN: 422 (20 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 283
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
405~1.jpg
BASTIEN 4303 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -D//-
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 118
BASTIEN: 430 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 405
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
583~0.jpg
BASTIEN 4204 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -Ɔ//-
WEIGHT 2.73g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 128 VAR. (MINTMARK)
BASTIEN: 420 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 583
Barnaba6Jun 03, 2018
1008.jpg
BASTIEN 2069 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.38 g
RIC: 103
BASTIEN: 206 (9 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1008
NOTE: SHIELD DECORATED WITH EMPEROR ON HORSE
2 commentsBarnaba6Jun 03, 2018
1094_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC1813A.jpg
1813A LYDIA, Nacrasa Ae 17 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1813A;

Obv. ΘΕΟΝ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ
Draped bust of Senate, r.

Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑСΙΤΩΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Roma, r.

3.20 gr
17 mm
h
okidokiJun 03, 2018
1093Hadrian_RIC94var_.jpg
094 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Pax standing 4 viewsReference.
Strack 117; RIC 94b; RSC 1140

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

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand, scepter in left.

3.00 gr
19 mm
h
okidokiJun 03, 2018
Judaea,_Herodian_Kings,_Agrippa_I_(or_Agrippa_II)_Prutah__Dated_Year_6_(_41,42)_(or_66,67)_AD_,_Hendin_553,_Q-001,_0h,_16-17mm,_2,09g-s.jpg
Judaea, Herodian Kings, Agrippa I. (37-44 A.D.) (Year 6 = 41-42 A.D.) (or Agrippa II. (55-95 A.D., Year 6 = 41-42 A.D.), AE-16 (Prutah), Hedin 533, Three ears of barley, #145 viewsJudaea, Herodian Kings, Agrippa I. (37-44 A.D.) (Year 6 = 41-42 A.D.) (or Agrippa II. (55-95 A.D., Year 6 = 41-42 A.D.), AE-16 (Prutah), Hedin 533, Three ears of barley, #1
avers: ΑΓΡΙΠΑ ΒΑСΙΛЄωС, Umbrella-like canopy with fringes.
reverse: Three ears of barley between two leaves, date L-S at sides.
exergue: L/S//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: Judaea, Herodian Kings, Agrippa I. (or Agrippa II.), date: Year 6 = 41-42 A.D. (or Year 6 = 41-42 A.D.), ref: Hendin 533, SGI 5567, AJC II 11,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 03, 2018
089_B_C_,_M_Porcius_Cato,_Repulic_AR-Quinar,_M_CATO,_VICTRIX,_Crawford_343-2d,_Q-001,_0h,_13mm,_1,80g-s.jpg
089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #245 views089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #2
avers: Head of Liber right. wearing ivy wreath; behind, M.CATO downwards, border of dots.
reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm branch, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//VICTRIX, diameter: 13mm, weight: 1,80g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 89 B.C., ref: Crawford 343/2d, Sydenham 597c,
Q-002
quadransJun 03, 2018
june_set-ccfopt.jpg
993..Visual reference for collectors (June 2018)8 viewsI will continue to upgrade this reference as my set grows...

I hope this is benificial and helps collectors attribute their own coins via a visual reference..
1 commentsPaul R3Jun 03, 2018
Judaea,_First_Revolt,_AE-16mm_Prutah__Year_2_(67-8_AD),_Hendin_(old)_661,_Hendin_(2010),_1360,_Meshorer_196_,_Q-001,_6h,_15,5mm,_2,12g-s.jpg
Judaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #165 viewsJudaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #1
avers: שנח שתים, Hebrew legend "Shenath Shethaim" (Year Two) around amphora with a wide rim and two handles.
reverse: חרות ציון, Hebrew legend "Cheruth Zion" (Freedom of Zion) around vine leaf with small branch and tendril.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,12g, axes: 6h,
mint: Judaea, First Revolt, date: Year 2 = 67-68 A.D., ref: Hendin (old) 661, Hendin (2010), 1360, Meshorer 196.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 03, 2018
049_Septimius_Severus,_RIC_IV-I_122c,_Rome,_AR-Den,_L_SEPT_SEV_AVG_IMP_XI_PART_MAX,_AEQVITATI_AVG_G,_199_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18-18,5mm,_3,08g-s.jpg
049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 122c, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITATI AVG G, Aequitas standing left, #146 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 122c, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITATI AVG G, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate bust right.
reverse: AEQVITA TI AVG G, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 199 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 122c, p-, RSC 21,
Q-001
quadransJun 03, 2018
051_Caracalla,_RIC_IV-I_222,_Rome,_AR-Den,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_BRIT,_MARTI_PACATORI,_210-13_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18-18,5mm,_2,97g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 222, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, Scarce! #162 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 222, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, Scarce! #1
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.
reverse: MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, head left, holding olive-branch, reversed spear and shield.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 2,97g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 210-213 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 222, p-217, RSC 149, BMC 81, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 03, 2018
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varb44461 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC ε, laureate head right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
26 mm 13.18 gms

Varbanov 4446
Charles MJun 03, 2018
549.jpg
varb4444_41 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
22 mm 5.11gms (Much smaller than usual and half the usual weight.)

Varbanov 4444
Charles MJun 03, 2018
051_Caracalla,_RIC_IV-I_307,_Rome,_AR-Den,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_GERM,_MARTI_PROPVGNATORI,_213_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17,5-18,5mm,_2,14g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 307, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, Scarce! #147 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 307, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, Scarce! #1
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
reverse: MARTI PROPVG NATORI, Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 2,14g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-217 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 307, p-258, RSC 152, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransJun 03, 2018
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 200, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left, #146 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 200, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left, #1
avers: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
reverse: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over a modius and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,83g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 200, p-, RSC 476, BMC 489,
Q-001
quadransJun 02, 2018
maximianus_shield_1.png
Maximianus 3.01.0191 viewsMaximian Herculius
Obv IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG
(L, laur, cuir, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 29b CT 3.01.019 (RR)
9.4g
NoviomagusJun 02, 2018
rjb_2018_06_01.jpg
Tetrarchs - Diocletian 9cf4 viewsCarausius 287-93AD, in the name of Diocletian
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C DICLETIANVS PF AVG” (sic)
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev “PAX AVGGG”
Pax standing left with transverse sceptre
London mint
S/P//MLXXI
RIC - (cf 9)
An interesting orthographic error with Diocletian's name mis-spelled
mauseusJun 02, 2018
026_Nerva,_RIC_II_084,_Rome,_AE-Dup,_IMP_NERVA_CAES_AVG_P_M_TR_P_COS_III_P_P,_FORTVNA_AVGVST,_97_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_26,5mm,_11,75g-s.jpg
026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 084, Rome, AE-Dupondius, S/C//--, FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left,49 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 084, Rome, AE-Dupondius, S/C//--, FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Radiate head of Nerva right.
reverse: FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae and rudder, S-C to sides.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5mm, weight:11,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 97 A.D., ref: RIC II 84, p-, C-69,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 02, 2018
BCC_LT79_Animal_Stag_.jpg
BCC LT798 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Animal, Stag? to left with
large antlers, (or branch?) in front.
Rev: Blank or uncertain.
10.5 x 9 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 1.49gm. Axis:?
v-dromeJun 02, 2018
anastasiusI.jpg
Anastasius I1 views AE36 Follis

491-518 AD

Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Gamma below.

Mintmark: CON
Pericles J2Jun 02, 2018
justinianI.jpg
Justinian I1 viewsFollis

527 - 565 AD

Obverse:DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, start to left and right, cross above A below.

Weight: 16.2g
Length: 31,5mm

Mintmark: CON (Constantinople)
Pericles J2Jun 02, 2018
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varb4445var3 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
25mm 8.42 gms

Varbanov 4445 variant (bust type), Touratsoglou 67, CNG Electronic Auction 276, lot 284
Charles MJun 01, 2018
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varb4444_31 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
25 mm 12.82 gms

Varbanov 4444
Charles MJun 01, 2018
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varb4444_22 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
26mm 11.78 gms

Varbanov 4444
Charles MJun 01, 2018
BCC_LT78_Animal_(Pegasus_)_Tessera.jpg
BCC LT786 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Animal to right, Pegasus?
Rev: Bird? to right, or dolphin?
if rotated to 0 degrees.
9 x 8.5 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 0.62gm. Axis:180?
obv. cf. Hamburger #2 and 46
also cf. BCC LT 43, 63, 69.
v-dromeJun 01, 2018
ProbusPivsSerdicaRestOrb.jpg
Probus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right
RESTITVT ORBIS; Emperor with lance stg. right recieves Globe from Jupiter. in Field M S
Ex: K A.Γ.
Serdica
RIC 857var.
Julianus of PannoniaJun 01, 2018
ProbusShieldSpearAtticAbundantiaLyon.jpg
Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted (attic helmet), cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Shield decorated with rider right.
ABVNDANTA AVG; Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
Leg: IIII
Lugdunum
RIC 59; Bastien 248
Julianus of PannoniaJun 01, 2018
ProbusLyonOriensBow.jpg
Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
ORIENS AVG; Sol standing right, holding branch and bow, and treading down captive.
Ex: III
Lugdunum
RIC 45; Bastien 169
Julianus of PannoniaJun 01, 2018
416.jpg
varb44442 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
25mm 10.43 gms

Varbanov 4444
Charles MJun 01, 2018
ProbusSpearShieldMedusaSolTicinum.jpg
Probus13 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield decorated with a gorgoneion.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
Ex: TXXT
Ticinum
RIC 351
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJun 01, 2018
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varb44454 viewsElagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
25mm 10.16 gms

Varbanov 4445
Charles MJun 01, 2018
valentiniangloriaromanorum.jpg
Valentinian I1 viewsAE3 364 - 375 AD

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Emperor walking right holding labarum and dragging captive.

Weight: 2.1g
Length: 19mm
Pericles J2Jun 01, 2018
038b_Faustina_(II)_Filia,_RIC_III_0711_(Marc_Aur_),_Rome,_AR-Den,_FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA,_SAECVLI_FELICIT,_161_AD,_Q-002,_6h,_16,7-17mm,_3,35g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0711 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #169 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0711 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bare-headed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,0mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC III 711 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , RSC 191, BMC 139,
Q-001
quadransJun 01, 2018
038b_Faustina_(II)_Filia,_RIC_III_0712_(Marc_Aur_),_Rome,_AR-Den,_FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA,_SAECVLI_FELICIT,_161_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17-18mm,_3,25g-s.jpg
038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #378 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0712 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children, #3
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped diademed, bust right.
reverse: SAECVLI FELICIT, Throne with two children.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 161 A.D., ref: RIC III 712 (Marcus Aurelius), p-271 , RSC 191, BMC 139,
Q-003
quadransJun 01, 2018
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RIC 3, p.399, 283 - Crispina, VENVS FELIX5 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 180-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in round coil low at back
Rev.: VENVS FELIX, Venus seated left on throne without back, Victory in right hand, long grounded scepter vertical in left hand
Ag, 2.716g, 19.3mm
Ref.: RIC III Commodus 288 [S], RSC II 39a, BMCRE IV 50, MIR 21, Hunter II 15, SRCV II 6003, CRE 293 [R]
Ex Ancient Coin Art
Ex Jyrki Muona Collection
Ex Forum Ancient Coins Shop
shanxiJun 01, 2018
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Constantine II as Caesar (320 AD) AE3, Thessalonica mint2 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantine II as Caesar (320 AD) AE3, Thessalonica mint

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laurate head right.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT-V, Large wreath. Mintmark: TSB VI

Reference: RIC VII Thessalonica 108 var, Rarity: R4

Ex: Holyland Ancient Coins Corportation - Musa Ali
Gil-galadJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.52.010 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP ANTΩNI]NOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, basket of fruit
19 mm, 2.92 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.53.012 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICT →PON, elephant standing right
18 mm, 3.10 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.04.041 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT [K M AVP] ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POV[ΦOV NIKO]ΠOΛITΩN, in left field ΠP-O, in right field C [ICTP], Athena standing right, resting raised right hand on spear, left hand on shield on ground.
27 mm, 9.60 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 165-164 B.C2 viewsAE 15.78mm (Thickness 2.99mm), weight 3.67g, 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 daleph (D) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 95 below.
AradosJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.09.060 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate head right.
Rev:[VΠ] NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛEITΩN ΠPO], in left field CIC/TP, in right field ON, Nike standing facing, head right, holding palm branch in left hand and raised wreath in right.
27 mm, 11.00 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C1 viewsAE 17.39mm (Thickness 2.53mm), weight 4.37g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Club & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 18-93.
AradosJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.38.203 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH [ANTΩNE]INOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠO [ΛITΩN ΠPO] →C ICTPΩ, Tyche seated left holding cornucopia in left arm and rudder set on globe in right hand.
26 mm, 12.46 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.04.120 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPH ANTΩNEIN[OC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV [NIK]OΠ[OΛITΩ]N ΠPOC I, in left field C[TP], in right field ON, Athena standing left, left hand raised on spear, right hand on shield set on ground.
25 mm, 9.38 gms

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Charles MJun 01, 2018
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hhj8.26.05.03_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M [AVP ANTΩNEI]NOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:[VΠA NOB]IOV POVΦ(OV) NIKOΠOΛITΩN[ ΠPOC →ICTPON], Demeter standing left, flaming torch in left hand and grain ears in lowered right hand.
24 mm, 11.08 gms

Cf. Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.5.3
Charles MJun 01, 2018
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CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikokreon. Circa 331-310 BC. AR Tetradrachm3 views27.5mm, 17.18 g, 1h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Struck circa 332/1-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; bow in left field. Zapiti & Michaelidou 5–6; Price 3139; Newell, Some 7. Near VF, toned, sharply struck on obverse. Well centered on a broad flan.
LeoJun 01, 2018
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Galba AR Denarius15 viewsGalba, AD 68-69. Denarius, Spain (Tarraco ?), 68. AR 3.25 g.
Obv: GALBA - IMPERTOR Laureate head r., globe at point of bust.
Rev. VIRTVS Virtus, wearing short tunica, standing l., holding parazonium with her l. hand, on her outstretched r. hand Victoria with palm branch and wreath.
RIC 48a (R3) Supplementum Galbianum, Quaderni Ticinesi XII Numismatica E Antichita Classiche 1984. Cf. BMC 341, 194v.; BN III, 36, 34v.; C. 210; RIC 30var. (all with IMP on obv.).
Very rare variant. Toned. Small chips on flan. Almost very fine
Provenance: Auction UBS, Zurich 49 (2000), 365.
Ex: “The Galba Collection”
Hess Divo Auction 333, Lot 100 November 30, 2017
Hess Divo Auction 334 Lot 107 May 29, 2018

Here is another rare denarius of Galba. For a while I thought it was an unpublished variant. It did not appear in RIC 1  (1984).I have to thank Dr. Jryki Muona for supplying the correct reference for me. It appeared in a paper by Sutherland in 1984 entitled Supplementum Galbianum. In this paper several previously unpublished coins of Galba including mine were added. My coin type was given the reference number RIC 48a. Other information including corrections and further information is given in the paper. This coin does not occur in the major museum collections. There is one in the Oxford collection and this is the coin used in the paper cited above. There is one other that was auctioned in 2004 by Gorny & Mosch. I have been unable to find any further examples.

For me the most notable quality of this coin is not the rarity (it is R3: 6-10 examples known in the collections examines for RIC), it is the amazing portrait. I have 4 coins of Galba and not one of the portraits is close to any of the others. There is a remarkable variation in portraits on Galba's denarii, especially considering the short reign of the emperor.

Where was this coin minted? It has the globe at the terminus of the bust. This would seem to indicate Taracco in Spain. However, after some research I have discovered that other mints may have used the globe terminus. In other words, if there is no globe it was not minted in Taracco, if it has the globe it may be Taracco. 

The reverse with Virtvs holding victory does appear on other coins of Galba. However, on the vast majority of these the legend "Vitvus" is on the left and not the right. I have seen 2 other types with "Virtvs" on the right. However, on one the bust has no globe terminus so it is not a Tarraco mint coin. On the other, the obverse legend is different and the coin is probably a product of the Carthage mint in Africa because of the distinctive portrait.

I am very happy to have acquired this coin. It is unusual, interesting, and has a great portrait as well as an interesting reverse.

1 commentsorfewJun 01, 2018
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1360 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Eagle standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1360; Metcalf 31; RIC516; Spink 3446 S. 427a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right.

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right

10.78 gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG auction 136 lot 1019 in 2008
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG auction 143 lot 563 in 2008
Aureo & Calicó S.L. Auction 310 lot 1064
okidokiJun 01, 2018
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Julian II1 views355-360 AD (Caesar)
360-363 AD (Augustus)

AE4 Arles

Obverse: DN IVLIAN-VS PF AVG
pearl-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SPES REI-PVBLICE
Emperor helmeted, in military dress standing left, holding globe and spear with star above globe.

Weight: 1,8g
Length: 16mm

Mintmark: TCON
Pericles J2Jun 01, 2018
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BCC LT776 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Figure standing to left,
carrying object? over shoulder,
right hand extended. (Hermes?)
Possible traces of second figure
on right hand border.
Rev: Winged? figure standing to
left, Nike? (or dolphin? if rotated 90 deg).
13 x 10 x 1.25mm.
Weight: 0.77gm. Axis:0
v-dromeMay 31, 2018
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2155a Anonymous3 (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2155 DOC IV 7 Type E 6 views
OBV ICXC Cross decorated with pellets.

REV Two B's back to Back . Pellets in the loops on r.

Size 18.57mm

Weight. 2.3gm

Doc lists 8 examples from weights 1.81 to 2.55gm , Sizes from 16mm to 21mm
SimonMay 31, 2018
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Constantine I - London Mint; Altar, globe atop. Radiate bust left2 viewsRoman Empire
London Mint - 3.8 Grams
Constantine, Radiate Bust ..
obv: CONSTANTINUS IVN NC - Radiate bust of Constantine, facing left, draped and cuirassed & seen from the front.
rexesqMay 31, 2018
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S.856 Aethelred II (Tidwulf)1 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, seconf reign (790-796)
Moneyer: Tidwulf
Silver, 1.02 g, 14 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O/ +EDILRED
R/ +TIDVVLFD
Motif: 1/5

Tidwulf was a quite scare moneyer of king Aethelred I. However his name can also be found on later stycas with blundered legends.
DrogerMay 31, 2018
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Galerius4 viewsAE-Quinarius
MAXIMIANVS NO C; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Emperor on horseback galloping right, sparing enemy.
Ex:-
Siscia
RIC -; King 10var. (bust and obverse legend)
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG CONS III; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
PROVIDENT AVG; Q in left field; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
Ex: SXXI
Ticinum
RIC 493
Note: Part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum (Q)
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
RESTITVT SEC; Emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre, crowned by Victory holding palm.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 402
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield..
FIDES MILIT; Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 366
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
CONCORD MILIT; E in left Field; Concordia stg. holding two standards.
Ex: PXXI
Ticinum
RIC 481
Note: Part of the EQVITI series (E)
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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S.868 Aethelred II (Eardwulf)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria, second reign (844-848)
Moneyer: Eardwulf
1.12 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 7h

O/ +EDILRED REX
R/ +EΛRDVVLF
Motif: 1c/5
DrogerMay 31, 2018
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Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and decorated buckler.
FIDES MILIT; Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 366
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT; Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear.
Ex: PTI
Ticinum
RIC 318
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
ROMAE AETER; Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Roma seated left on shield, holding spear.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 407
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
MARTI VICTORI AVG; Mars standing left, holding laurel-branch and spear; to left behind him, shield.
Ex: II
Lugdunum
RIC 88
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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S.868 Aethelred II (Wulfred)1 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria, second reign (844-848)
Moneyer: Wulfred
0.91 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 6h

O/ +EDI+[...]RE (retrograde, outward)
R/ +VVLFRED (retrograde, outward)
Motif: 1a/1

These Aethelred/Wulfred stycas with blundered legend are thought to be associated to Aethelred II's second reign.
DrogerMay 31, 2018
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Probus1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and trophy.
Ex: R (thunderbolt) S
Rome
RIC 215
Julianus of PannoniaMay 31, 2018
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3740 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD Boule seated6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3740; McAlee 126(c) (rare, same dies); Butcher 270; BMC Galatia 117; SNG Cop 117,

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗС ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate head of Zeus, right

Rev. ΕΤ ΖΟΡ
Boule of Antioch seated, l., dropping pebble into voting urn; Γ (in field, r.)

4.18 gr
18 mm
12h

Note.
In the cities of ancient Greece, a bouleutai was a member of the boule, a council of citizens appointed to run daily affairs of the city. Originally a council of nobles advising a king, boulai evolved according to the constitution of the city; in oligarchies boule positions might be hereditary, while in democracies members were typically chosen by lot and served for one year.
okidokiMay 31, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Apollo, Calf's head 3 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AR Obol (ca. 420 BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: Calf's head right, eye to left, ΠΕΡΓ to right, all within incuse square
Ag, 0.5g, 5mm
Ref.: SNG France 1555-1556
shanxiMay 31, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.274, 753 - Faustina II, MATRI CASTRORVM7 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 175-176
Obv.: DIVAE FAVSTINAE PIAE, veiled and draped bust right
Rev.: MATRI CASTRORVM, Faustina seated left, holding globe surmounted by Phoenix and sceptre; two signa before
Ag, 3.19g
Ref.: RIC 753, CRE 175 [R2]
1 commentsshanxiMay 31, 2018
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm9 views28mm, 16.92 g, 11h

In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Memphis or Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 323/2-317/1 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; rose in left field, ΔI below throne, O to left of scepter. Svoronos –; Zervos Issue 2C; Price 3971c; SNG Copenhagen 7. Good VF, toned, some roughness at edge.

From the collection of José Miguel Márquez del Prado.
LeoMay 31, 2018
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Caria, Heraclaea Salbace, Domitian 3 viewsCARIA, Heraclaea Salbace. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ (20mm, 5.08 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hercules walking left, extending hand and holding club. RPC II 1238. VF, earthen green patina.1 commentsecoliMay 31, 2018
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001b. Fulvia1 viewsThe Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Late summer-autumn 43 BC. AR Quinarius (13mm, 1.62 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Winged bust of Victory right, with the likeness of Fulvia / Lion walking right; DVN[I] (retrograde and inverted) above, [LVGV] in exergue; [A] to left, X [L] to right (= 40, Antony’s age at time of issue). Crawford 489/5; Lyon 2; King 75; CRI 122; Sydenham 1160; Fulvia 4; RBW 1712. Fine, toned, banker’s mark on the reverse.

Ex Davissons 28 (17 December 2009), lot 73.
ecoliMay 31, 2018
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Septimius Severus 1 viewsSeptimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 26.45 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 194. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Africa standing right, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding grain ears; at feet to right, lion standing right. RIC IV 668; Banti 8. Near VF, green-brown patina, a few scratches.ecoliMay 31, 2018
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Crispus1 viewsAE follis

305 -326 AD

Obverse: CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT V (with centering dot) within wreath.
Pericles J2May 31, 2018
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Constantine I1 viewsAe Follis (325 - 326 AD)

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with two turrets and star above.
Pericles J2May 31, 2018
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Faustina I3 viewsAE Dupondius (138-140 AD)

Obverse: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII PP ??????
Bust right, hair waved in several loops around head and coiled on top. ??????

Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, S-C ??????
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at foot ??????

Weight: 9,8g
Length: 25mm
Pericles J2May 31, 2018
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Geta Caesar1 viewsThrace. Hadrianopolis (Roman province)

AE 209 - 211 AD

Length: 16mm

Obverse: Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC K
Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ
Apollo(or Herakles, not certain) advancing right, drawing bow.
Pericles J2May 31, 2018
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Septimius Severus1 viewsMoesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum (Roman province)

AE16 193-211 AD

Length: 16 mm

obverse: AV KAI - CEVHROC
Laureate head right.

Reverse: NIKOPOLI PROC - ICTRW.
Nike with palmbranch and wreath advancing
Pericles J2May 30, 2018
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RIC 3, p.276, 791 - Lucilla, VOTA PVBLICA within wreath5 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, legend within wreath
Ag, 15mm, 3.22g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 791, CRE 275 [C]
1 commentsshanxiMay 30, 2018
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Price 35755 viewsBoar to the left. CNG 421 lot 81 but I am using the pic from the former sale in HD Rauch 97 lot 109, since its a much better image. Sold for €520 in that auction. (4/14/15 €-$ 1.065) . CNG mentioned previous sale as Ex Áureo & Calicó 293 lot 2018 but that is incorrect info. Also says "From the Collection of José Miguel Márquez del Prado" From my limited research the Price 3575s with the "hairy" boar and angled footstool for Zeus are much less common than the "bald" boar and horizontal footstool style.1 commentsChance VandalMay 30, 2018
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040 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Felicitas standing10 viewsReference.
RIC 40; c.594; Strack 34

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

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

3.03 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiMay 30, 2018
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Domitian RIC-85531 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.28g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
RIC 855 (C). BMC p. 352, *. RSC 407. RPC 875 (2 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple with two columns, inscribed ROM ET AVG in entablature, enclosing Augustus. stg. front to l., with spear, crowned by Roma to r., with cornucopiae; G in exergue
Acquired from Emerald Imports, eBay, May 2018.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the probable mint. Interestingly, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's recent metal analysis of the series reveals it was struck from a different stock of metal than contemporaneous denarii, possibly from recycled republican and early imperial pieces. This rare reverse features the temple of Roma and Augustus at Pergamum copied from the cistophori of Claudius. The temple was erected in 29 BC and was an important centre of the imperial cult in the region. No archaeological remains have been found of the structure, only the coins hint at how it may have appeared. RPC speculates the 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina, although, why the Rome mint would use a mint mark on the cistophori and not on any other issues is quite puzzling.

This coin originally came in a NGC slab which noted it as 'fine style'. I quite agree.
5 commentsDavid AthertonMay 30, 2018
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hhj8.26.47.034 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ[NEINOC], radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OCIC, in left field TP, in right field O/N, Eagle with closed wings standing on base facing, head right with wreath in beak, standards on both sides of eagle.
26 mm, 13.38 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.47.3
1 commentsCharles MMay 30, 2018
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Edward III, London mint, Third (Florin) coinage, class 20 viewsmauseusMay 29, 2018
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163 - Helena - AE3 - RIC VII Alexandria 48 11 viewsAE3
Obv:– FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas, standing left, holding branch
Minted in Alexandria (Wreath | B //SMAL). A.D. 327-328
Reference:– RIC VII Alexandria 48 (R4); LRBC 1417
4 commentsmaridvnvmMay 29, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0065.0000, Not in this Bust!!!, -/V//XXI, Bust E2/Gvar., RIC V-II 748var. Not in this Bust!!!, AE-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, Rare!!!89 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0065.0000, Not in this Bust!!!, -/V//XXI, Bust E2/Gvar., RIC V-II 748var. Not in this Bust!!!, AE-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, Rare!!!
avers: IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from back, shield in front and a spear pointing forward. (E2/Gvar.).
reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exergue: -/V//XXI, diameter: 21,2-22,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 748var., Bust not in RIC, Alföldi 0065.0000, Not in !!!, Rare!!!,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 29, 2018
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RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm33 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT4May 29, 2018
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Lesbos, Methymna, (c. 500/480-460 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, HGC 6, 893, MAΘ, Rooster standing right, Rare!68 viewsLesbos, Methymna, (c. 500/480-460 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, HGC 6, 893, MAΘ, Rooster standing right, Rare!
avers: Head of nymph right, wearing sakkos and earring.
reverse: MAΘ, Rooster standing right within dotted square all within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,5-7,0 mm, weight: 0,23g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lesbos, Methymna, date: c. 500/480-460 B.C., ref: SNG Cop. -, SNG von Aulock -, Klein -, HGC 6, 893, Rare!
Q-001
quadransMay 29, 2018
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Elagabalus AE 30 - Philippopolis0 viewsPhilippopolis
Thrace
Elagabalus
Obv.: AYT K M AYPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right
Rev.: MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛEΩC NEΩKOPOY
Emperor in military dress standing left, holding patera and scepter
30 mm, 17.27 gr, 12 h
Varbanov III 1693 (same dies)
Vladimir PMay 29, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 168-167 B.C2 viewsAE 17.28mm (Thickness 2.81mm), weight 3.73g, 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 mem (M) and beth (B) above, Aradian era date 92 below.
AradosMay 29, 2018
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1806 GEORGE III AE Penny1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. 1806. Laureate bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in background to left; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 34mm | Weight: 19.2gms
SPINK: 3780

The portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K" in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. The reverse of this coin was also designed by Kuchler, this is indicated by a small "K" to the bottom left of Britannia's shield. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
*AlexMay 29, 2018
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5345 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 120-21 AD Canopi facing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5345 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio Pl. 78, 7592 (this coin); Emmett 934.6

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Two canopi, on basis

22.73 gr
35 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
okidokiMay 29, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 715 - Faustina II, Salus 16 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SALVS, Salus standing left, feeding snake twined round altar, holding scepter
Ag, 3.18g
Ref.: RIC III 715 var., rare hairstyle variation, CRE 216 [R3]
Ex HD Rauch, auction 106, lot 229

for the same type, but with common hairstyle click here

2 commentsshanxiMay 29, 2018
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LEO I (457-474). Ae.18 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Lion crouching right, head reverted.
Unlisted variety, the lion position, possibly imitation.

Weight: 0.82g.
Diameter: 10 mm.
1 commentsCanaanMay 29, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust in imperial mantle to right holding eagle tripped scepter in right and globe in left.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
Ex: TXXT
Ticinum
RIC 348var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 29, 2018
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hhj8.26.35.090 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠPOC IC, in left field TP, in right field ON, Nemesis standing left holding scales in right hand and cubit in left, no wheel.
26 mm, 11.72 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.35.9. (Ex Agora Auctions, sale 72, lot 122)
Charles MMay 29, 2018
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hhj8.26.01.18var2 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI, above eagle's head extending into right field, CTPON, Eagle facing, head left with wreath in beak.
27 mm, 10.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.18 variant (bust type and positioning of last five letters in reverse legend.)
Charles MMay 29, 2018
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hhj8.26.54.080 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: N/IKOΠO/ΛITΩN/ΠPOC I/CTPON, legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath.
26 mm, 10.52 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.8
Charles MMay 29, 2018
213c.jpg
hhj8.26.34.070 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠPOC, in left field ICT, in right field PON, Emperor with waving chlamys on horseback riding right, throwing spear at lion below.
26 mm, 11.90 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.7
Charles MMay 29, 2018
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Probus10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield.
VICTORIAE AVG; Victory holding whip galopping right in Biga.
Ex: XXIQ
Siscia
RIC 796
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_A111 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_A2_Variety_16 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_A3_Variety_F33c4 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_A3_Variety_399 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_B3 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_C2 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_D1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_H4 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Byzantine_Anonymous_Class_K2 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Roman_Republic_Glabrio_AR_Denarius_ERROR_Double_Struck1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Larissa_AR_Drachm_ERROR_Double_Struck0 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Aradus_AR_Stater3 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Alexander_AR_Tetradrachm_Babylon1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Alexander_AR_Tetradrachm_Cilicia1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Alexander_AR_Drachm_Miletos1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Persian_AV_Daric0 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
Larissa_AR_Drachm.jpg
Larissa_AR_Drachm1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
Corinth_AR_Stater.jpg
Corinth_AR_Stater4 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
Byblus_Azbaal_AR_Shekel.jpg
Byblus_Azbaal_AR_Shekel4 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Marcus_Aurelius_AR_Denarius1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Augustus_AR_Denarius_Twins1 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
Augustus_Bull_AR_Denarius.jpg
Augustus_Bull_AR_Denarius3 views1 commentsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Marc Antony Leg XIX AR Denarius2 viewsKevin PMay 28, 2018
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Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM Crocodile3 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM
Nemausus, circa 10 BC to AD 10
weight = 12.32 gm, 24 mm
NGC Choice VF* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 [4241718-008]

Obv: Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below
Rev: Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above.

Cohen 10. RIC 158. RPC 524.
Kevin PMay 28, 2018
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RIC 0255 Domitianus51 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT IIII IMP VIII COS XI P P, Minerva advancing right holding spear and shield
AU/Aureus (20.22 mm 7.373 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 255 (R2), BMCRE 70, BNF unlisted
ex Monnaies d'Antan Auction 23 Lot 835
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 28, 2018
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RIC 0256 Domitianus34 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT IIII IMP VIII COS XI P P, Minerva advancing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (20.50 mm 3.09 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 256 (R2), RSC 364, BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex CNG eSale 291 Lot 386
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 28, 2018
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Septimius Severus - Stobi1 views193-211 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
PIVS AVG__SEVERVS
Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm
MVNI_C__STOB
Josifkovski 121; Varbanov 3847 ???
3,18g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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6224 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Zeus reclining left on Eagle.5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6224.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 1882 (this coin); Emmett 1069.21; Köln 1240 (same die pair)

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, l.

Rev. L ΚΑ
Zeus reclining, l., on eagle on thunderbolt head right, holding patera and sceptre

27.77 gr
34 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
okidokiMay 28, 2018
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RIC 0092 Domitianus11 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
AE/As (mule, 26.37 mm 10.921 g 1h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D.
RIC 92 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami E-Live Auction 59 Lot 631
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 28, 2018
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Silver Denarius of Septimius Severus, Laodicea ad Mare, AD 194.5 viewsObv. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII ,Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, right.
Rev. Legend: P M TR P II COS II P P . Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on low seat, holding Victory in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand
Reference: RIC IV 464.
16mm, 2.08g.
Ex. Lanz Numismatics.
CanaanMay 28, 2018
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Septimius Severus AR Denarius. Emesa, AD 194-195.4 viewsObv. [IMP] CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.
Rev. FORTVN REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 377.
2.76g, 17mm.
Ex. Lanz Numismatics.
1 commentsCanaanMay 28, 2018
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Carthage. Carthage circa 400-350 BC. 1 viewsObv. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears.
Rev. Horse standing right, palm tree in background, three pellets above pellet in right field.
References: MAA 18l; Jenkins & Lewis 13; SNG Copenhagen 118. SEAR 6508-11.
16.1mm and 2.23grams.
As found condition.
CanaanMay 28, 2018
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Vespasian - AE sestertius1 viewsRoma
71 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III
Roma standing left, holding spear and Victory
ROMA
S C
RIC II 190, BMCRE II 560, Cohen 419
27,35g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
Vespasian_dupondius_ROMA~0.jpg
Vespasian - AE dupondius1 viewsRome
71 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III
Roma left seated on cuirass, holding wreath and parazonium
shield and helmet to the right
ROMA
S C
RIC II, part 1, 277
13,00g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
Vespasian_dupondius_Felicitas.jpg
Vespasian - AE dupondius2 viewsRome
76 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII
Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae
FELICITAS__PVBLICA
S C
RIC 886; Cohen 488
13,76 g 27-26 mm
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Uranopolis - AE2 views302-290? BC
sun with 8 rays
Aphrodite Urania sitting on globe* half left
ΟΥΡΑΝΙΔΩΝ / ΠOΛEΩΣ
SNG Cop 455 - 457; BMC Macedonia p. 134, 2 - 3,
ex Lucernae

* It's said to be the first depiction of round earth but sphere could also be depiction of skies what doesn't necessarily mean that author knew earth is round.
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Trajan - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
116 AD
laureate draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Fortuna Redux seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS
FORT RED / S C
SRCV II 3193, RIC II 652, Cohen 158
26,46g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Trajan - AR denarius1 viewsRome
114-117 AD
laureate draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Genius standing left holding patera and grain ears
P M TR P COS VI P P•S•P•Q•R
RIC II 347, RSC II 276, BMCRE III 549
3,32g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
Titus_denar_plow.jpg
Titus - AR denarius4 viewsstruck under Vespasian
Rome
77-78 AD
laureate head right
T CAESAR IMP__VESPASIANVS
yoke of oxen left
COS VI
RIC II, part 1, Vespasian 951 (R); RSC II 67; BMCRE II 225; BnF III 201; SRCV I 2440
3,32g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Tiberius - AE as1 viewsRome
34-36 AD
laureate head left
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII
winged caduceus
PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXX??
S C
RIC I 53 (XXXVII); RIC I 59 (XXXVIII); RIC I 65 (XXXIIX)
8,91g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Ti. Minucius C.f. Augurinus - AR denarius1 viewsRome
¹²134 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
(XVI)
column (Columna Minucia) surmounted by statue holding scepter, heads of grain around column; L. Minucius Augurinus (Praefectus Annonae 439 BC) standing right, wearing toga, foot on modius, holding patera; M. Minucius Faesus (Augur 300 BC) wearing toga, holding lituus
RO_MA
TI·MINVCI C·F__AVGVRINI
¹Crawford 243/1, SRCV I 120, RSC I Minucia 9, Sydenham 494
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Jesus Vico
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
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Tacitus - Alexandria2 viewsBI tetradrachm
25 Sep 275 - 12 Apr 276 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AK KΛ TAKITOC CEB
eagle right, head left, wreath in beak
ETOVC
A
Milne 4502, Geissen 3111, Curtis 1835, SNG Cop 908, Dattari 5519, BMC Alexandria 2408
7,5g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
Syracuse~0.jpg
Syracuse - AE litra0 viewsDionysios I
405-367 BC
helmeted head of Athena left
ΣYPA
Hippocamp left
Calciati vol. II, p. 89, 45
7,28g
Johny SYSELMay 28, 2018
Septimius_Severus_Antioch.jpg
Septimius Severus - Antioch3 viewsAR tetradrachm
205-211 AD
laureate head right
AVT·KAI·__CEOVHPOC C_E_·B·
eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak, thigh of sacrificial animal below
ΔHMAPX·EΞ·_YΠA.TO·Γ·
Prieur 200, McAlee 659b.
12,8g
ex Rauch
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Salonina_Aphrodisias.jpg
Salonina - Aphrodisias0 views254-268 AD
diademed and draped bust with crescent right
IOY KOPN_CAΛΩNINA
Tyche standing half left, wearing kalathos, long garment and mantle, holding rudder and cornucopia
AΦPOΔE_ICIEΩN
MacDonald Type 233; SNG von Aulock 2472
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Ptolemy_VI_VIII_30d.jpg
Ptolemy VI + Ptolemy VIII - AE 30 drachm?1 viewsAlexandria
170-163 BC
head of Zeus right with Amon's horns
two eagles standing on lightning, cornucopiae before them
ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Svoronos 1426; SNG Cop 315; Sear 7901
8,37g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Phokaia.jpg
Phokaia - AE 202 views350-300 BC
head of Hermes left with petasos
forepart of a griffin left
BATIΣ
SNG KOP 23 1041
4,12g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
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Philip II - Deultum1 views244-247 AD
laureate head right
M IVL PH_ILIPPVS CAE
lion right
C F
P D
Draganov 1931 (O175/R663); Youroukova 508; Varbanov 3129
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex CNG
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Pergamon.jpg
Pergamon - AE 211 viewsc. 2nd century BC
head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet
trophy
AΘHNAΣ / NIKHΦOPOY
ΠEPΓ ?
Sear 3960; SNGCop 393ff, SNGvA 1374
5,56g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
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Parion - AR Drachm1 viewsc. 480 BC
head of Medusa (Gorgoneion) facing
incuse square with angles in the corners forming cruciform pattern, pellet in center
SNG BnF 1347; SNG Delepierre 2526; SNGvA 1318; SNG Cop 256; BMC Mysia p. 94, 1 ff.; SGCV II 3917
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Nero_Hypaepa.jpg
Nero - Hypaepa0 viewsGauis Julius Hegesippos, grammateus
66-68 AD
laureate head right
NEPΩN__KAIΣAP
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter
VΠA / IOV_ΓP // HΓHCIΠΠ / OC
RPC I 2546; BMC 20; SNG Copenhagen 190; SNG München 2
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Macrinus_Antioch~2.jpg
Macrinus - Antioch1 viewsAE 19
217-218 AD
laureate head right
AVT K M O CE MAKPINOC CE
within wreath: Δ / S·C / E
McAlee 732(c); BMC Galatia p. 198, 386; Waage 566; Butcher 463; SGICV 2949; SNG Cop -
5,15g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Macedon_x_Pella.jpg
Macedonia / Pella - AE 231 viewsoverstrike

Pella
c. 168-31 BC
helmeted head of Roma or hero Perseus right
inscription in oak wreath
ΠΕΛΛΗΣ
(ΠΩEA)? / (ΠAP)
SNG ANS 581; SNG Copenhagen 261
7,46g

host coin:

Macedonia
187-168 BC
diademed head of Poseidon right
inscription above and below club, all in oak wreath
MAKE / ΔONΩN
? / (HP)?
Laffaille323 var. BMC.52 Cop.1296
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
M__Sergius_Silus.jpg
M. Sergius Silus - AR denarius2 viewsRome
²115 BC
¹116-115 BC
bust of Roma right wearing winged helmet
ROMA (XVI) _ EX·S·C
moneyer's grandfather as horseman left wearing helmeted, holding sword and severed Gallic head
Q
M·SERGI
SILVS
¹Crawford 286/1, RSC I Sergia 1, Sydenham 534, Russo RBW 1115, SRCV I 163
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Savoca

Reverse commemorates moneyer's grandfather, Praetor 197 BC, who took part in the battle against Hannibal despite he lost his right arm and had to fight with prosthesis. He suffered 23 wounds during Punic war and his bravery is mentioned by Pliny.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Mende.jpg
Mende - AR tritartemorion (3/4 obol)0 viewsc. 460-423 BC
ass standing right
crow standing right within incuse square
SNG ANS 354
0,50g
ex CNG
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Marcus_Aurelius_sestertius_Fortuna.jpg
Marcus Aurelius - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
XII 177 - XII 178 AD
laureate head right
M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXII
Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and scepter
FELICITAS__AVG__IMP VIIII COS III P P
S C
RIC 1227, Cohen 184v.
20,55g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
M__Furius_L_f__Philus~0.jpg
M. Furius L.f. Philus - AR denarius2 viewsRome
¹²119 BC
laureate head of Janus
M·FOVRI·L·F
Roma standing left, transverse long scepter in left hand, with right hand placing wreath on trophy of captured Gallic arms with carnyx and shield on each side, star above
ROMA
(PHI)LI
¹Crawford 281/1, SRCV 156, Sydenham 529, RSC I Furia 18
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Gitbud and Naumann

This coin vary from traditional iconography. Reverse commemorates victory over Ligurians and Gauls of moneyer's ancestor P. Furius Philus in 223 BC or depicts contemporary victory by Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and Q. Fabius Maximus over the Allobrogoges and the Averni in Gaul in 121 B.C.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
M__Atilius_Saranus.jpg
M. Atilius Saranus - AR denarius2 viewsRome
²before 150 BC
¹148 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
SAR(AN)
X
Dioscuri on horses riding right, stars over pilei, holding spear and reins
M·ATILI
ROMA
¹Crawford 214/1a, Sydenham 398a, RSC I Atilia 8 var., SRCV I 92
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Jesus Vico

Denomination mark X is moved to the right side for the first time to make space for moneyer's name. Moneyer is probably the son of Praetor 152 BC with the same name.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Marcus_aurelius_sestertius_FORT_RED.jpg
Marcus Aurelius - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
XII 167 - XII 168 AD
laureate head right
M ANTONINVS AVG ARM__PARTH MAX
Fortuna Redux seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
TR POT XXII•IMP V COS III
S C
FORT RED
RIC 957; Cohen 211
23,40g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Marcus_Aurelius_denar_Virtus.jpg
Marcus Aurelius - AR denarius1 viewsRome
159 AD
bare head right
AVRELIVS CAES__AVG PII F
Virtus standing right, holding spear and parzonium, stepping on helmet
VIRTVS__COS II
RIC III 433 (Antoninus Pius); RSC 1006
3,09g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Lucius_Verus_Ninica.jpg
Lucius Verus - Ninica Claudiopolis0 views161-169 AD
curassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP L AVRELIVS AVG COL IVL__AVG
wreath
NI / CO
RPC IV online 5824.
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
L__Porcius_Licinius.jpg
L. Porcius Licinus - AR serratus denarius2 viewsL. Licinius Crassus and Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus
³issue struck partly in Sardinia and partly in Gallia in two or three different mint locations
¹Narbo
²120-119 BC
¹118 BC
helmet head of Roma right
L·PORCI__LICI (XVI)
naked Gallic warrior riding in biga right, holding spear, reins, shield and carnyx
L·LIC·CN·DOM
¹Crawford 282/5, SRCV I 158, Sydenham 520, RSC I Porcia 8
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
³Mark Passehl
3,9g
ex Gitbud and Naumann

Narbo, the first colony in Gaul, was founded 118-117 BC. L. Licinius Crassus and Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus were officials charged with founding colony (duoviri coloniae deducendae). L. Porcius Licinus was one of 5 officials charged with production of denarii (curatorec denariorum flandorum). Reverse probably commemorates victory of Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 122 BC) in southern Gaul. He and Q. Fabius Maximus attacked united Gallic tribes of Allobrogi and Averni led by Bituitus at the confluence of Rhone and Isere. Their triumph was celebrated in 120 BC.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Julia_Domna_Petra.jpg
Julia Domna - Petra2 views194-217 AD
draped bust right
IOVΛIA_CEBACTA
Tyche of Petra, holding baetyl and trophy, seated left on rock outcropping within distyle temple; pellet in pediment.
AΔΡI_ΠETΡA_MHT
Spijkerman 40*
12,47g
ex Lucernae

*Legend for Spijkerman 40 should be IOVΛ·ΔO but plate coin is most probably die match with this coin which has IOVΛIA_CEBACTA legend.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Hadrian_drachm_Tyche.jpg
Hadrian - Alexandria1 viewsAE drachm
29 Aug 132 - 28 Aug 133 AD
laureate and draped bust right
AVT KAIC TPAIAN·_ADPIANOC CEB
Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
L IZ
SRCV II 3770, BMC Alexandria 725, Milne 1365, Geissen 1089, Dattari 1853
21,89g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Hadrian_as_Salus.jpg
Hadrian - AE as1 viewsRome
125-128 AD
laureate head right
HADRIANVS__AVGVSTVS
Salus standing left with patera, feeding snake on altar
SALVS__AVGVSTI
S C
COS III
RIC II 678
9,14g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Gordian_III_Hadrianopolis~0.jpg
Gordian III - Hadrianopolis3 viewsAE 25
238-244 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M ANT_ΓOPΔIANOC (AVΓ)
Artemis advancing left, holding torch with two hands
AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Varbanov 4039; Jurukova, Hadrianopolis 463 (V 230/R 449)
10,92g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Gnaeus_Plancius.jpg
Gnaeus Plancius - AR denarius2 viewsRome
²54 BC
¹55 BC
head of Macedonia or Diana Planciana right wearing causia
CN·PLANCIVS / AED·CVR·S·C
agrimi standing right, bow and quiver left
¹Crawford 432/1, SRCV I 396, Sydenham 932, RSC I Plancia 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,1g
ex Aureo & Calicó

The agrimi is the wild goat of Crete. This moneyer used symbols of Macedonia and Crete on his coinage because these were places where he had spent some time during his career. If the obverse depicts Diana Planciana than it commemorates temple of Diana Planciana with statue which was paid by moneyer in 55 BC. The temple stood between Quirinal and Viminal.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Gn__Lucretius_Trio.jpg
Cn. Lucretius Trio - AR denarius2 viewsRome
²141 BC
¹136 BC
head of Roma left wearing winged helmet
TRIO
X
Dioscuri riding on horses right, stars over pilei, holding spear and reins
CN·LVCR
ROMA
¹Crawford 237/1a, RSC I Lucretia 1, BMCRR Rome 929, Sydenham 450, SRCV I 114 Lucretia
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,0g
ex Jesus Vico
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Gallienus_Aphrodisias.jpg
Gallienus - Aphrodisias0 views253-268 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left from behind
ΑV ΚΑΙ ΠΟ ΛI ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC
radiate emperor riding right on horse, throwing spear, holding reins
A_Φ_P_O_Δ_I
CIEΩ_N
BMC 140; MacDonald pg. 145f., Type 225, pl. XXVI, O263a and pl. XXVII, R506
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Gallienus_Alexandria.jpg
Gallienus - Alexandria4 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 267 - 28 Aug 268
laureate, cuirassed bust right, draped shoulder
AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB
Athena seated on cuirass left, wearing helmet, holding scepter and Nike with wreath and palmbranch
IE / L
Geißen: 2946, Dattari: 5232
9,4g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Etruria_Triens_.jpg
Rome - AE triens3 viewsEtrurian mint
208 BC
head of Minerva right wearing crested helmet
●●●●
prow of galley right
ROMA
●●●●
McCabe E1.Tr.1 (related to Crawford 106)
10,1g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Efez2.jpg
Ephesos - AE 202 views48-27 BC
Draped bust of Artemis right wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder
Two stags standing face to face with long torch between them
ΔHMH_TPIOΣ / KΩ_KOΣ
E_Φ
ΣΩΠATPOΣ
SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG von Aulock 1872 and 7856; Waddington 1608; Head, Chronology..p. 78, 6; SNG Munich 88-89
5,10g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Efez1.jpg
Ephesos - AE 203 views48-27 BC
Draped bust of Artemis right wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder
Two stags standing face to face with long torch between them
ΔHMH_TPIOΣ / KΩ_KOΣ
E_Φ
ΣΩΠATPOΣ
SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG von Aulock 1872 and 7856; Waddington 1608; Head, Chronology..p. 78, 6; SNG Munich 88-89
4,43g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Efez_Solon.jpg
Ephesos - AE 182 views280-258 BC
bee in wreath
E _ Φ
stag grazing right, quiver above
ΣOΛΩN
BMC 84; SNG Cop 269; SNG von Aulock 1842; Head Chronology, p. 48, 5
4,21g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Domitian_Titus_Olba.jpg
Domitian and Titus - Olba3 views69-81 AD
head of Domitian left
ΔOMITIANOY·KAIΣAPOΣ
head of Titus right
AYTOKPATOPOΣ·TITOY·OYEΣΠAΣIAN_OY·
RPC 1720
14,2g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Domitian_quadrans_rhino.jpg
Domitian - AE quadrans2 viewsRome
84-85 AD
rhinoceros left
S C
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
SRCV I 2835; RIC II-1 250; BMC 498
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Domitian_denar_Princeps_Iuventutis.jpg
Domitian - AR denarius1 views(struck by Titus)
Rome
79 AD
laureate head right
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
clapsing hands, standard on prow behind
PRINCEPS__IVVENTVTIS
RIC II, part 1, Titus 96; RSC II 395; BMCRE II 85; SRCV I 2673
2,72g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Domitian_as_Fortuna.jpg
Domitian - AE as1 viewsRome
88-89 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
FORTVNAE__AVGVSTI
S C
RIC 648, (RIC [1962] 371), Cohen 128, BMC 416
10,74g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
rjb_2018_05_06.jpg
684cf3 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, trabeate (or ornamented cuirassed) bust right
Rev "TVTELA AVG"
Tutela stg left with patera and cornucopia, altar to left
Rotomagus mint
RIC - (cf 684); Beaujard & Huvelin -
mauseusMay 27, 2018
Domitian_as_Aequitas.jpg
Domitian - AE as2 views(struck by Vespasian)
Rome
73 AD
laureate head left
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter
AEQVITAS__AVGVST
S C
BMC 157, 681; RIC 666
7,19g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Diadumenian_Nikopolis.jpg
Diadumenian - Nicopolis ad Istrum2 viewsAgrippa, consular legate
217-218 AD
bare head right
K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC
Homonoia facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia
VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIK_OΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOCIC
TΡΩ
AMNG I 1817f. (Var.); Varbanov 3641
12,4g
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Decius_hexassarion_Tarsos.jpg
Trajan Decius - Tarsos0 viewsAE hexassarion
249 - Jun 251 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AY ΚE Γ ΜEC ΔΚOY ΔEΚΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС CE
Π__Π
Dionysos standing left, holding grapes and thyrsus, panther left head turned back
TAPCOV M_H_TPOΠOΛEΩ_C
A / M / K __ Γ / B
Cop 402; RPC online Volume IX, № 1364
13,8g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Crispina_Philippopolis.jpg
Crispina - Philippopolis0 views178-182 AD
draped bust right
KPICΠEINA__CEBACTH
Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond
ΦIΛIΠΠ_OΠO_ΛEITΩN
RPC IV online -; Varbanov 1153; Mouchmov 5233
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
051_Caracalla,_RIC_IV-I_311v(bust-not_in),_AR-Ant,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_GERM,_VENVS_VICTRIX,_312-17_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_22,8-23mm,_5,64g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,86 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right seen half from the back.
reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,8-23,0mm, weight: 5,64g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-317 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 311v, RSC 608a-c, var.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 27, 2018
Commodus_as_PIETAS.jpg
Commodus - AE as2 viewsDoublestrike - coin was flipped between strikes

Rome
175-176 AD
draped bust right from behind
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
jug, knife and sprinkler left, lituus and simpulum right
PIETAS AVG
S C
RIC III 1539 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 341-17/13; BMC 645, 1533
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Claudius_Messalina_Efes.jpg
Claudius and Agrippina II - Ephesos2 viewsKousinios magistrate
c. 49-50 AD
conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right
stag right
KOVΣI / NIOΣ
(TO) _ / Δ
EΦE
RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia p. 73, 205; Weber 2875; SNG München -; SNGvA -,
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Carthage.jpg
Carthage - AE0 viewsc. 400-350 BC
head of Tanit left wearing wreath
horse galloping right
MAA 15; SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 96
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Caracalla_Antioch.jpg
Caracalla - Antioch3 viewsAR tetradrachm
209-211 AD
laureate head right
AVT·KAI·_ANTΩNEINOC.CEB·
eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak, thigh of sacrificial animal
ΔHMAPX·E·Ξ·VΠATOC·TO·Γ·
Prieeur 214
14,5g
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Caracalla_Alexandria_Troas.jpg
Caracalla - Alexandria, Troas6 views211-217 AD
laureate, cuirassed bust right, head of Medusa on cuirass
AV.M AV__ANTONIN
Apollo left leaning foot on pedestal, holding branch
COL A_LEXA AVG
Bellinger, Troy Vgl. A 298; SNG v. Aul. Vgl. 7559.
6,7g
ex Gorny & Mosch
ex Sol
1 commentsJohny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Canusium_as.jpg
Rome - AE as1 viewsCanusium emergency issue
209-208 BC
laureate head of Janus

CA
prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with club
I
CA
ROMA
Crawford 100/1c; Sydenham 309a
10,27g
ex Savoca

doublestrike
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Caelia.jpg
Caelia - AE sextans0 views220-150 BC
head of Athena right wearing crested helmet
●●
trophy of captured arms, helmet spear, palm branch and shield decoraded with Medusa head; club left
KAIΛIN_ΩN
HNItaly 762; Weber 439; SNG ANS 670-671; BMC Italy pg. 133, 3; SNG Copenhagen 632; SNG Morcom 201 var.; Laffaille -
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
rjb_2018_05_07.jpg
Byzantine coin weight1 viewsA bronze Byzantine coin weight for 3 solidi from the 7th century AD. N Gamma below a pellet cross. N = Nomisma (ie solidus), gamma = 3.mauseusMay 27, 2018
C__Poblicius_Malleolus.jpg
C. Poblicius Malleolus - AR denarius2 viewsRome
²92 BC
¹96 BC
helmeted head of Mars right, hammer above
(XVI)
warrior standing half left, foot on cuirass, holding spear; trophy left, grasshopper on prow right
C·M(AL)
¹Crawford 335/3d; Sydenham 615a; Poblicia 6
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
ProbusComitiHerculesLyon.jpg
Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
COMITI PROBI AVG; Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion skin
Ex: IIII
Lugdunum
RIC 71var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
CarausiusLegParthLondon.jpg
Carausius5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
LEG II PARTH; Centaur advancing left, holding rudder and globe
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 62
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
054_Macrinus,_RIC_IV-II_022a,_Antioch,_AR-Den_,_IMP_C_M_OPEL_SEV_MACRINVS_AVG,_PONTIF_MAX_TR_P_COS_P_P,_217_AD_Q-001,_7h,_18,5-20mm,_3,78g-s.jpg
054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 022a, Antioch, AR-Denarius, PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front, 70 views054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 022a, Antioch, AR-Denarius, PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front,
avers: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front, head right, holding two standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20,0mm, weight:3,78g, axis: 7h,
mint: Antioch, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 22a, BMCRE 38, RSC 60.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 27, 2018
1085_P_Hadrian_RPC6231.jpg
6231 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Euthenia5 viewsReference.
Emmett 1086.21 ; RPC III, 6231/5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 82, 1713 (this coin).

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. L ΚΑ
Euthenia reclining on sphinx, l., holding ears of corn

15.16 gr
30 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
okidokiMay 27, 2018
054_Macrinus,_RIC_IV-II_053,_Rome,_AR-Den_,_IMP_C_M_OPEL_SEV_MACRINVS_AVG,_AEQVITAS_AVG,_218_AD_Q-001,_6h,_18-19mm,_3,45g-s.jpg
054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 053, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, 82 views054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 053, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left,
avers: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight:3,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 53, p-8,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 27, 2018
C__Plutius.jpg
C. Plautius C.f. - AR denarius1 viewsRome
²124 BC
¹121 BC
helmet head of Roma right
X
Dioscuri riding on horses right, holding spear
C·PLVTI
ROMA
¹Crawford 278/1, SRCV I 153, Sydenham 410, RSC I Plautia 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Savoca

the last issue with Dioscuri
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Augustus_denar_C__Caesar.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - AR denarius1 viewsLugdunum
8 BC
laureate head right
AVGVSTVS__DIVI•F
Caius Caesar on horseback riding right, holding sword and reins; to left, aquila right between two signa
C•CAESAR
AVGVS•F
RIC I 199, BMCRE I 500, RSC I 40
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
as_VARO.jpg
A. Terentius Varro - AE as2 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
(VAL)
I
ROMA
Crawford 185/1; Sydenham 364
27,4g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
as_PT_.jpg
Rome - AE as1 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
(PT)
I
ROMA
Crawford 177/01
23,1g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_Laudikeia.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Laodikeia ad Lycus, Phrygia1 views138-161 AD
laureate head right
AV KAI TI AI AΔP__ANTΩNEINOC
wreath
(ΠΟ) / ΑΙΛΙΟС / ΔΙΟΝVСΙΟС / ΛΑΟΔΙ / ΚЄΩΝ
RPC IV online 2084; BMC 202-3.

ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_denar_temple.jpg
Antoninus Pius - AR denarius2 viewsRome
158 AD
laureate hwad right
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII
temple of Augustus and Livia
TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST
COS IIII
RIC III 290a, BMCRE IV 939, RSC II 804
2,68g

This issue comemorates reconstruction of the temple of Augustus and Livia by Antoninus.
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Alexander_III_Babylon~0.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm2 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Agathopolis.jpg
Agathopolis - AE0 viewsc. 300 BC
young male head right wearing tania
facing double boddied owl
AΓA_ΘO
AMNG -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Stancomb -; BMC -; Head p. 258
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
Agathocles.jpg
Syracuse - AE hemilitron2 viewsunder Agathocles
317-289 BC
head of Kore left wreathed with grain, amthora ?
ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN
bull butting left, dolphin above and below
(NK)
cf. Calciati II p. 218, 96 DS 114 R1 4
8,13g
Johny SYSELMay 27, 2018
R611_Faustina_II_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 506c - Faustina II, Laetitia16 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 147-148
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG. PII AVG. FIL. Draped bust right, wearing stephane and pearls.
Rev.: LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia, draped and diademed, standing left, holding long scepter in her left hand, wreath in her outstretched right hand.
Ag, 3.58g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 506c, CRE 196 [S]


for the same type, but bust with band of pearls click here

1 commentsshanxiMay 27, 2018
27170_2.jpg
GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC 26mm 16.20g Jenkins group V 3874 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,Nike flying right above crowning the horses with wreath.Rev forepart of man-headed bull swimming right,in front water plant.Grant HMay 27, 2018
R612_Faustina_II_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 743 - Faustina II, Peacock standing facing,2 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.:CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing, head right.
Ag, 17.2mm
Ref.: RIC 743, CRE 200 [R]
shanxiMay 27, 2018
IMG_20180527_103151.jpg
Byzantine Empire4 viewsAE1 969 - 976 AD

Obverse: Christ facing with book of Gospels, + EMMANOVHA IX-XC.

Reverse: +IhSvS
XRISTvS
bASILEv
bASILE
(Jesus Christ king of kings)
Pericles J2May 27, 2018
ValentinianI.jpg
Valentinian I AE31 views364 - 375 AD

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Pearl diademend, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Emperor in military dress, walking right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.

Mintmark: dot BSISC (Siscia)
Pericles J2May 27, 2018
AllectusSpearShieldGalley.jpg
Allectus3 viewsAE-reduced Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding shield and spear over shoulder.
VIRTVS AVG; Galley left, with mast and six oars;
Ex: QL
Londinium
RIC 56
Julianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
ProbusShieldfrontFelSecTicinum.jpg
Probus10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate bust to right, holding shield and spear, pointing foreward.
Rv: FELICITAS SEC; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
Ex: SXXT
Ticinum
RIC 359var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
DiocletianCarausiusVirtusCamolodunum.jpg
Diocletianus under Carausius3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVGG / S P in Fields; Soldier standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield.
Ex: C
Camolodunum
RIC 30; Webb 1249
Note: Minted under the reign of the usurper Carausius
Julianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
ProbusAegisVirtusTicinum.jpg
Probus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate heroical naked bust to left holding spear and aegis
VIRTVS AVG; Mars wlk. right holding spear and trophy
Ex: PXXT
Ticinum
RIC 430 var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 27, 2018
Ionia,_Teos,_(c__300-100_BC_),_Griffin_seated_right,_THI_#937;N,_lyre_within_square_linear_frame,_SNG_Cop__1460__Q-001,_6h,_11,5-12,5mm,_1,82g-s.jpg
Ionia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #173 viewsIonia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #1
avers: Griffin seated right.
reverse: THI ΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,82g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ionia, Teos, , date: c. 300-100 B.C., ref: SNG Cop. 1460,
Q-001
quadransMay 26, 2018
Seleucids,_Demetrios_II__Nikator,_(145-139_BC),_AE-14,_Eagle,_BASILEOS-DHMHTPIOY_THEOY_NIKATROS,_CSE_295,_Hughton_295__Q-001,_h,_16,0mm,_g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 16 Demetrios II. Nikator (2nd reign), (129-125 B.C.), CSE 295, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus. #162 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 16 Demetrios II. Nikator (2nd reign), (129-125 B.C.), CSE 295, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus. #1
avers: Eagle with wings outspread right with scepter behind.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II. Nikator (2nd reign), date: 129-125 B.C., ref: CSE 295, Hughton 295.,
Q-001
quadransMay 26, 2018
1084_P_Hadrian_RPC-.jpg
5063A EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Eagle 5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5063A; Dattari 1554 var. (laureate head)

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from front, star in front

Rev. L Β
Eagle standing, right

12.64 gr
22 mm
12h
okidokiMay 26, 2018
RI_132ya_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 722 var10 viewsAntonianus
Obv:–VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear
Rev:– PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Siscia (_ | Q / XXI). 7th emission, A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 722 var. (Unlisted bust type). This bust type also unlisted in Alföldi as is this officina

3.93 gms.21.61 mm. 180 degrees.
3 commentsmaridvnvmMay 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 074.00313 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 776 var. (UNLISTED WITH A//XXI MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 074.003 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1233
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 082.00212 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 2.82g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC 783
ALFOLDI 082.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1234
Note: a scarcer variant (Soli Invicto AVG instead of just Soli Invicto) of this otherwise very popular reverse type in Probus' coinage
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 076.14710 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21,5mm
RIC 767
ALFOLDI 076.147 (14 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1228
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 061.001 (second specimen)16 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE (Roma in temple seated on throne, holding victoriola)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 4.51g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 737
ALFOLDI 061.001
COLLECTION NO. 1229
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 076.11810 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 774
ALFOLDI 076.118 (9 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1230

Note: no exergual line
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096.17711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (MARS WALKING RIGHT, HOLDING TROPHEE)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.64g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 810
ALFOLDI 096.177 (26 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1231
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 042.12011 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVI
WEIGHT 4.43g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 715 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIVI MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 042.120 (3 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1232
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 043 / - UNLISTED10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: P M TRI P COS II P P
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIS
WEIGHT 4.00g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-25mm
RIC 611
ALFOLDI 043 / - (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1236

Very rare and desirable variety with the lion walking right and head of ox in front of the lion. This is by far the rarest of the 6 known variants of the reverse type with lion for Siscia.

The only example of this type known to me. Possibly unique!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 071 / - UNLISTED24 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Spread quadriga)
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 2.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 776
ALFOLDI 071 / - (unlisted for officina V with E1 bust and long P F AVG legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1242
4 commentsBarnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026.1208 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 650
ALFOLDI 026.120 (1 EX. MISSONG)
COLLECTION NO. 1224
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
1238.jpg
ALFOLDI 017 / - UNLISTED AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE!14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//KA
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 646 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
ALFOLDI 017 / - (unlisted!)
COLLECTION NO. 1238

The only example of this totally unpublished type known to me; possibly unique!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 419 VAR. (F5 BUST)16 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (SPREAD QUADRIGA)
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 4.59g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 419 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1237
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES

Very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum in combination with a scarce bust. This is the only example of this type known to me. Possibly unique!
2 commentsBarnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 34711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC: 347
COLLECTION NO. 1239

ONLY 4TH SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHERS BEING MY COLLECTION NO. 1025 - BUT WITH DIVERGENT WREATH TIES - AND GLOUCESTER HOARD NO. 1268 AND EBAY SALE OF 2010-11-05)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 57110 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Γ
WEIGHT 3.09g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-21mm
RIC: 571
COLLECTION NO. 1241

ONLY THIRD EXAMPLE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN G. KRYSZCZUK'S COLLECTION AND NAVIS-MUHLEN HOARD NO. 430)

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 531 var. 11 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 531 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1225
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 55310 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B/-//-
WEIGHT: 3.46g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
RIC: 553
COLLECTION NO. 1235

8th KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (one sold on EBAY on 2008-05-18 + 6 Examples IN VEMANIA ISNY II HOARD)

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 437 E2 BUST14 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Virtvs dressed as amazon, holding victoria)
BUST TYPE: E2 = radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield; seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 437
COLLECTION NO. 1244

8th known specimen of this type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 E1 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 111 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -//KAA
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 23-24 mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 1227
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 0689 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: P M TR P COS P P
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 607 (UNLISTED WITH E IN FIELD AND ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTED TO SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 068 (ONLY 1 EX. CITED)
COLLECTION NO. 1240

NOTE: ONLY THIRD EXAMPLE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER IS CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN AND GUILLEMAIN AND IS IN THE VIENNA COLLECTION AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN C. OLIVA COLLECTION)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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