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Amphipolis, Makedonien1 views420 - 357 v. Chr. Bronze, AE
Vs: Kopf eines jungen Mannes mit Diadem nach rechts
Rs: Fackel, um diese A - M - F - I angeordnet
1,1 g, 10 mm
SNG Cop. 48
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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RHODES, CARIA1 viewsCirca 300-250 BC. Æ (1,18 g. - 10 mm)
Vs: Head of Nymph right.
Rs: Rose.
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. AR Litra1 viewsCirca 445-435 BC.
10x11 mm , 0,7 g
Facing lion’s head / Ethnic ; symbol below ; all within olive wreath .
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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AINOS 1 viewsAR Diobol, ca. 455/4 - 453/452.
Vs: Kopf des Hermes mit Petasos rechts.
Rs: I - A. Kerykeion, das Ganze in vertieftem Quadrat.
1,21 gr 10 mm
Erhaltung: Randfehler, sonst sehr schön
Selten
May, Ainos group XV, 75-84; SNG Copenhagen 389.
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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CARIA, MYLASA1 views450-400 BC Hemiobol Silver (0,54 g. - 7 mm) Milesian standard.
Vs: Forepart of Lion facing.
Rs: Scorpion.
SNG Kayhan 934-8 , SNG von Aulock 7803 v.
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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Messembria, Thrace1 viewsSilber, Diobol, ca. 450-350 v.Ch
Vs: Frontaler korinthischer Helm
Rs: M-E-T-A in vierspeichigem Rad umgeben von Strahlenkranz
Erhaltung: Raue Oberfläche, sonst fast vorzüglich
1,19 gr, 12 mm
SNG Cop 652 f.; Barclay V. Head, Historia Numorum, S.2387
The Helmet is a Symbol of the sun-god Ares; the radiate wheel is also the midday sun (cf. the meaning of Messembria).
Antonivs ProttiJul 25, 2014
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BCC LS212 viewsLead Seal - Early Byzantine
6th-7th century CE
Obv:Facing portrait, Mother
and Child, nimbate.
Rev: Very complex block monogram
possibly reading "of John, apo eparchon
(or apo hypaton)”, but there are
other possible solutions.
21.5 x 19mm. 6.47gm. Axis:0
v-dromeJul 25, 2014
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35. Valerian I.3 viewsAntoninianus, 255-56 AD, either the Antioch mint or a mint in Samaosata.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Valerian.
Reverse: PIETA AVGG / Emperors (Valerian & Galienus) standing face to face, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and parazonium, sacrificing on lighted altar.
4.55 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #284; Gobl #1676e
CallimachusJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, VOT/X type, #4514 viewsBarbarous Imitation, VOT/X type, #45
avers:- Confused legends, Pearl diademed bust left,
revers:- Confused legends, VOT/+ beetween two palm branch in wreath,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-045
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, Q-046,14 viewsBarbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, Q-046,
avers:- Confusing text - IMP-...AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- Confusing text- .II ..C-, (VIRTVS or MARS ???).
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-046
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Barbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, SALVS type, #0114 viewsBarbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, SALVS type, #01
avers:- - C-TERICVS-AVG-, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- Confusing text- ..II-I-E-II-VG.., Salus standing right, feeding serpent rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), AE-17, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-8.26.8.6, Bunch of grapes,14 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), AE-17, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-8.26.8.6, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVT-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 2,11g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-8.26.8.6 p-393
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-Η (Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #114 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-H, (Bust-H Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo:-/-//KA•Γ•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes:h
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-877 (Bust-H Not in RIC), p-113,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), AE-26, Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , Nike standing left,13 views051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), AE-26, Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , Nike standing left,
avers:- , M-AVR-E-ANTONINV, Laureate head of the Caracalla right.
revers:- MVNICIPI-S-TOBEN, Nike (Victory) in long hiton walking, turned left, in her lifted right hand holding a wreath, and her left hand one palm branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 296, Varbanov ,
Q-001
quadransJul 24, 2014
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Mithradates Odessos tetradrachm 3rd war (c 74-63 BC).Coin comparison2 viewsCoin is group 3

D5 R7a
cicerokidJul 24, 2014
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Trajan RIC 121; Woytek 280b 15 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca. 108-109 AD. (3.23g; 18.36g) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laureate bust right, draped far shoulder. Rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left holding cauduceus and cornucopia.
Woytek 280b; RIC 121; RSC 81

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

Ex: Roma Numismatics
PaddyJul 24, 2014
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17 Marcus Aurelius RIC 5112 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-180 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. December 161-December 162 AD. (17mm, 3,38g) Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia.
RIC 51; RSC 518

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins
2 commentsPaddyJul 24, 2014
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Trajan RIC 275; Woytek 421v14 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Early 113 - summer 114 AD. (3.08g; 20.70; 18.31mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate draped bust right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Genius standing front, looking left, holding patera and ears of corn.
Woytek 421v; RIC 275; RSC 398

Ex: Marc Walter, V-coins

Woytek: "mit Lorbeerkranz (2) in Paludament von der Seite gesehen n.r."
1 commentsPaddyJul 24, 2014
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Gordianus III, Felicitas 7 viewsGordian III
AR-Antoninianus
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left holding a long caduceus and cornucopia
Ag, 4.71g, 23mm
Ref.: RIC 140, RSC 71
shanxiJul 24, 2014
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10 viewsRoman Empire, Caracalla 198-217, Denarius

3.32g

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

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

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

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

IMP GALLIENVS AVG,
radiate bust right

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

RIC V(a) 511b
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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Commodus Bimetallic Medaillon with Reference49 viewsObv. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT. Laureate portrait bust, draped, cuirassed, right; dotted border
Rev. MINER VICT P M TR P XIIII IMP VIII / COS V P P. Minerva, helmeted, wearing chiton and himation, standing l., holding spear in the left hand
and Victoria on the right hand; at feet left, oval shield; to right, trophy and shields at ground
Mint: Rome, 189 AD.

41mm - 69.91g

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

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


The coin Comes from the collection of the German King Wilhelm II and this Medaillon was sorted out.
The King had another one like this that was in better condition and had a heavier weight than mine (41mm, 72.09g).
Today the second
of his examples is laying in the Museum in Budapest, Hungary.
6 commentskcJul 23, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -10/-149 viewsDupondius, bronze, 12,93 g, 26,5 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F/ P-P, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffe de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste laure à droite .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile enchaîné à un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne ; sous le crocodile, deux palmettes .
Réfs : LT.2837 ; RIC.160 ; RPC.525
2 commentsGabalorJul 23, 2014
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LANGUEDOC - Drachme Languedocienne à la croix, -225/-1501 viewsDrachme, argent, 3,50 g, 16 mm.
Av./ Tête à droite
Rv./ : Croix cantonnée d'un point en 1,2, et4, d'une hache pleine en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-55 ; LT3056 ; Savès 205.
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Petit bronze à l'urne renversée, -40/-302 viewsBronze, 1,83 g, 13 mm.
Av./ Tête casquée à droite.
Rv./ Urne renversée entre deux palmes, dessous NEM COL, couronne de feuillage autour.
Réfs : Dicomon, NIM-2725 ; LT 2725 ; BnF 2725-2728 ; Depeyrot, type 145.
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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Massalia, période classique, -380/-3362 viewsQuart d'obole au coléoptère
Argent, 0,14 g, 7,5 mm
Av./ Coléoptère.
Rv./ Croissant pointé.
Réfs : Dicomon OBP-34 ; Maurel 308
GabalorJul 23, 2014
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Massalia, période Hellenistique, -90/-507 viewsDrachme AM//MAΣΣA//AΔH
Argent, 2,72 g, 17 mm
Av./ Tête d'Artémis diadémée à droite, arc et carquois derrière, AM devant.
Rv./ Lion passant à droite, MAΣΣA dessus et AΔH en exergue
Réfs : Dicomon DRM-55-69
2 commentsGabalorJul 23, 2014
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Openwork-Belt-decoration #0119 viewsOpenwork-Belt-decoration #01
type:AE-Belt-decorationt
size: 34mm,
weight: 11,35g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 23, 2014
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Clothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #0120 viewsClothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #01
type:AE-Clip Enamelled and Gold plated
size: 37x34mm,
weight: 21,11g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 23, 2014
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8.5 Magnia Urbica5 viewsMagnia Urbica. Augusta, AD 283-285. Antoninianus (21mm, 2.17 g, 12h). Ticinum mint. 5th emission, August AD 283. Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter; shield at side; SXXIT. RIC V 347; Pink VI/2 p. 29. Good VF, green patina with partial silvering, earthen highlights.1 commentsSosiusJul 23, 2014
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,23 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,
avers:- IMP-GALLIENVS-P-F-AVG-GERM, Radiated, draped bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-V-COS-IIII-P-P, Emperor, veiled, seated left in curule chair, holding globe in right hand and short scepter in left.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,35g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome ???, date: 257-259 ??? A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), p-, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 23, 2014
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Drusus Sestertius33 viewsObv. ---, Crossed cornucopiae surmounted by heads of T. Gemellus and Germanicus, caduceus between.
Rev. DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N PONT TR PONT II, S C in the middle.
Mint: Rome, 22-23 A.D.

34mm 26.65g

RIC 42 (Tiberius)




6 commentskcJul 23, 2014
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Alexander III the Great drachm Babylon10 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.02 g, 8h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, monogram below throne. Price 3604. VF, slightly spotty tone. CNG auc 331 lot 18 $240+ $36 markup. I have the matching tetradrachm which is Price 3602.
chance vJul 23, 2014
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Gallienus - Capricorn4 viewsObverse:- [G]ALLIENVS AVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNO CONS AVG, Capricorn right
Exergue:- Stigma
2 commentsnogoodnicksleftJul 23, 2014
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Gallienus - Tigress22 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVS[AVG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINI CO[NS AVG], Tigress left
Exergue:- B
Provenance :- Purchased from Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid sale 191 Lot 270.
nogoodnicksleftJul 23, 2014
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020 - Julia Domna2 viewsAS, Rome, 196-211 A.D.

IVLIA AVGVSTA,
draped bust right

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

RIC IVa 877
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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047 - Faustina2 viewsAs, Rome, 161-175 A.D.

FAVSTINA AVGVSTA,
draped bust r., hair knotted behind

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

RIC III 1666
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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013 - Domitian3 viewsAS, Rome, 80-81 A.D.

CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII,
laureate head left

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

RIC II 169(b)
Michael VJul 23, 2014
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6 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Rome, AD 248. Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the founding of Rome. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins; II in exergue. RIC 15. 4.64g, 24mm, 6h1 commentspaul1888Jul 23, 2014
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Italian States, Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge 1382-1400, Grosso, Type Three, Full Weight, 1394-1399, Venice Mint6 views Obv. ANTO . VENERIO-. S . M . VENETI .
St. Mark and the Doge standing facing, holding pendant flag between them, D / V / X in center field
* | * across fields
Rev. . + . TIBI . LAVS-. 7 . GLORIA .Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding book of Gospels
Plain Edge
22mm
1.90g
1 commentsSkylerJul 22, 2014
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BCC LT393 viewsLead Token
Obv: Figure standing left, right hand
extended, left hand on hip, cape? flowing
behind.
Rev: Animal (horse or hind?) facing altar or
fountain. Semi-circular flower design with
five tear-drop shaped petals, above.
Diameter: 14mm. Thickness: 3.0mm
Weight: 3.30gm. Axis: 0
v-dromeJul 22, 2014
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AE-Bug, #12,24 viewsAE-Bug, #12,
size: 11-13,5mm,
weight: 1,95g,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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Nicomedes 1V Philopator tetradrachm 88/7 BC5 viewsObv: Diademed head of Nicomedes 11 right
Rev: Zeus Stratios standing in Himeiton holding wreath in LH and Sceptre in other.
Eagle on thunderbolt under Left arm, below monogram, below ΙΣ date Bithynian-Pontic era 210 = 88/7 BC
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ NIKOMHΔOY
16.19g 34.4 mm
cicerokidJul 22, 2014
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, 27 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-N-VICT-O, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand. (No exergual line )
exergo: -/-//B, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p118, 2nd emission,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 22, 2014
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-523a/1455 A.D., #0127 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-523a/1455 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•DEI•G, Patriarchal Cross, K-P, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-P (Pohl),
date:1455 A.D., ref: Unger-523a, CNH-2-182, Huszar-664,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-505b/1447-1450 A.D., #0128 views037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-505b/1447-1450 A.D., #01
avers:- rozette-mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•G, Patriarchal Cross, K-Pover+, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•CETERA, Crowned Bohemian Lion advancing left, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: K-Pover+ (Pohl),
date:1447-1450 A.D., ref: Unger-505b, CNH-2-183, Huszar-654,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525b/1457 A.D., #0125 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525b/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, B-P, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: B-P (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525b, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0125 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, h-O, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: h-O (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525e, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #0124 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #01
avers:- mOnETA-ALBERTI, Patriarchal Cross, C-K, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- + REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C•, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: 16mm, weight: 0,63g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: C-K (Pohl),
date:1438 A.D., ref: Unger-459a, CNH-2-134, Huszar-591,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-500b/1442-1444 A.D., #0122 views037 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as Thorone Require)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-500b/1442-1444 A.D., #01
avers:- + mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•GRA, Hngarian Shield ...C-G, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ETCETERA, ..., circle ; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: C-G (Pohl),
date:1442-1444 A.D., ref: Unger-500b, CNH-2-193, Huszar-649,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-522a/1453-54 A.D., #0123 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-522a/1453-54 A.D., #01
avers:- +LADISLAVS•DEI•GRA•REX-rozette, Patriarchal Cross, A-B, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- S•LADISL-AVS•REX, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: 19mm, weight: 0,99g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: A-B (Pohl),
date:1453-1454 A.D., ref: Unger-522a, CNH-2-179, Huszar-662,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(C)_CONCORD-MILIT_P_XXI_RIC-650var(Not_in_RIC-C-Bust)_7th-em_Siscia_Alf-26-No-not_in-_280-AD_Q-001_0h_mm_g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust-C, Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination !!!), Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-C, P//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Rare !!!,22 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust-C, Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination !!!), Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-C, P//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia.
exerg: P//XXI, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 2,90g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-650var (Not-in-RIC this Bust -C), Alföldi type 26 No Not in Alföldi this bust, legend and officina combination!!!, Rare !!!,
Q-001
quadransJul 22, 2014
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Sear 0182var5 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 16-nummi, weight 5.73g, diameter 21mm. Mint of Thessalonica.

Not the world’s most beautiful coin, but an example of quite a rare variant, defined by the symbols IωCT above the mark of value and first published by S Bendall in a brief note for the June 1993 Numismatic Chronicle. The new edition of MIBE lists it as variety N169i. Stylistically, the condensed form of the A and the thick and neatly seriffed S link the reverse to the varieties Sear 180-182.
Abu GalyonJul 22, 2014
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.4 viewsAlexander II, Zabinas ("the Bought One") 128-122 B.C. Ae 17.0~18.6mm. 6.21g. Antioch, 129-128 B.C. Obv: Diademed bust r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Dionysos standing in short chiton, holding thyrsus and kantharos. Monogram (off flan) left field, IΣI with cornucopia below. Date ΔΠΡ = year 184 S.E. Houghton-Lorber II, 453, 2229.1d. SNG Spaer 2379, Houghton 301.1 commentsddwauJul 22, 2014
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Cnut3 viewsPenny of Cnut, king of Denmark 1018-1035, England 1016-1035, and Norway 1028-1035
Moneyer: Brunman
Mint: London
S. 1159
O: +CNVT REX A
R: +BRVNMAN ON LV

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

I love the beautiful atmospheric style of these Seleukid Tetradrachms. I wish I could afford more of them!
daverinoJul 22, 2014
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,29 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentumD1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: A//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight:4,22g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-1., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-191corr., T-(Estiot)-3899, C-, LV 2194-5
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
Constans_AE-3-Follis_CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG_VICTOR-IA-AVG-G_Chi-Ro_csillag-Gamma-SIS-csillag_RIC-VIII-122_Siscia_AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s~0.jpg
Siscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!23 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-G, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ΓSIS*, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 1,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!22 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ASIS*, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
Constans_AE-3-Follis_CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG_VICTOR-IA-AVG-G_Chi-Ro_csillag-Gamma-SIS-csillag_RIC-VIII-122_Siscia_AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!25 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ΓSIS*, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 1,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
quadransJul 21, 2014
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RIC 0497 Domitianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in field; Victory flying left, with shield inscribed SPQR
AE/As (29.63 mm 10.31 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
RIC 497 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
ex CGB Fr Monnaies 40 brm_330103, ex Varesi 49 lot 745
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 21, 2014
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Roman Republic.Furius Purpurio. 169-158 BC. Æ Semis 10 viewsRoman Republic.Furius Purpurio. 169-158 BC. Æ Semis
24mm, 14.04 g, 6h. Rome mint .
Obverse : Laureate head of Saturn right; S (mark of value) to left .
Reverse : Prow right; P(VR) above, S (mark of value) to right .
Crawford 187/3; Sydenham 359a
Ex RBW Collection. Ex Goodman Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 43 (24 September 24, 1997), lot 1478. Ex CNG 330 lot 249 .
Vladislav DJul 21, 2014
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Constantine RIC VII Rome 1948 viewsAE (3.1g - 19mm)
obv. CONSTANTINVS AVG
Helmeted and cuirassed bust to right
rev. ROMA AETERNAE / P R
Helmeted Roma seated on shield to right inscribing another shield with XV
ex. RS
mint Rome 320AD
RIC VII Rome 194
1 commentsHGJul 21, 2014
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Domitian RIC-72217 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
RIC 722 (C2), BMC 182, RSC 263
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
aVF

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

A common coin in fair style. The coins from this issue certainly vary widely in quality!
David AthertonJul 21, 2014
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BCC g1612 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-4th cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Victory advancing left,
holding wreath and palm branch.
Transparent Red Carnelian
Gem size: 7x9 mm. 0.18gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from Caesarea Maritima",
Atiqot English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #58 and #61.
(click on photo for higher resolution)
1 commentsv-dromeJul 21, 2014
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Titus Sestertius54 viewsTitus Æ Sestertius. Uncertain Mint in Thrace, AD 80-81. IMP T CAES DIVI VES P F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right / IVD CAP and S C across fields, Palm tree; to left, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated left on shields and helmet; to right, Jew standing right, head left, hands bound behind back, helmet and shield before. RIC II -; H.A. Cahn, 'An Imperial Mint in Bithynia,' INJ 8 (1984-5), 3 var. (Jew's head right); RPC II 503 var. (same); cf. BMCRE 169; Hendin -. 24.25g, 34mm, 7h. Very Fine. An apparently unpublished variety. Very Rare.7 commentskcJul 21, 2014
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Nymphaeum of Perge12 viewsThe monumental fountain or nymphaeum of Perga consists of a wide pool, and behind it a two-storeyed richly worked facade. From its inscription, it is apparent that the structure was dedicated to Artemis Pergaia, Septimius Severus, his wife Julia Domna, and their sons. An inscription belonging to the facade, various facade fragments, and marble statues of Septimius Severus and his wife, all found in excavations of the nymphaeum, are now in the Antalya Museum.1 commentsJoe SermariniJul 21, 2014
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BCC L105 viewsVotive Lead Mirror
Late Roman?
Caesarea Maritima
Lead framed mirror with green
glass fragment. There is a small cup-shaped
opening, of uncertain function, at the bottom
of the otherwise flat handle.
8.8cm. x 3.6cm. wt: 22.61gm.
Diameter of mirror 1.6cm.

v-dromeJul 21, 2014
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(0117) HADRIAN5 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 138 AD
BILLON TETRADRACHM 12.78 g
O: HEAD OF HADRIAN, RIGHT
R: AGATHADAEMON SERPENT ERECT, RIGHT, WEARING SKHENT AND SUPPORTING A WINGED CADUCEUS IN ITS FOLD
MILNE 946 (year 4)
ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN EGYPT
(ex Aegean Numismatics)
laneyJul 20, 2014
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Byzantium lead-seal #03137 viewsByzantium lead-seal #031
type: lead-seal
avers:
revers:open-winged eagle, monogramm in the middle name as "John"
size: 21,4x20,5mm,
weight: 9,51g,
date: cc. 6th century A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-031
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Roman lead-seal, Three bust and dolphin in the middle and another dolphin in right down, #04535 viewsRoman lead-seal, Three bust and dolphin in the middle and another dolphin in right down, #045
type: lead-seal
size: innere circle: 19mm,
weight: 12,40g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-045
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Roman lead-seal, Leda and the Swan #04639 viewsRoman lead-seal, Leda and the Swan #046
type: lead-seal
size: 18mm, innere circle:14mm,
weight: 14,86g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-046
1 commentsquadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0134 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #01
type: Bottle
size: height:104mm, widest diameter:44mm, smallest diameter:16mm,
weight: 61,63g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0233 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #02
type: Bottle
size: height:107mm, widest diameter:26,5mm, smallest diameter:12mm,
weight: 21,42g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-002
quadransJul 20, 2014
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Antique Glass Bottle #0336 viewsAntique Glass Bottle #03
type: Bottle
size: height:80mm, widest diameter:28mm, smallest diameter:12,5mm,
weight: 18,79g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
quadransJul 20, 2014
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RUTENES - Bronze TATINOS, -50/-401 viewsBronze, 3,32 g, 19 mm
Av./ Tête barbue à droite, diadème ou ruban dans les cheveux.
Rv./ Cavalier à droite sur une ligne de terre tenant un torque, fleuron sous le cheval. TATINOS entre deux lignes en exergue.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-4383 ; Lopez 118 var. ; LT4383 ; BnF 4382-4391 ; Depeyrot, type 217.
GabalorJul 20, 2014
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RUTENES - Obole à l'oiseau, -100/-500 viewsObole, argent, 0,39 g, 9 mm.
Av./ Tête de face, grènetis.
Rv./ Oiseau à droite.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-210 ; Lopez 079 ; Depeyrot, type 210.
GabalorJul 20, 2014
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Titus denarius from the Antioch mint33 viewsDenarius for Titus (under Vespasian). Antioch mint. Group 5. 72-73 AD.
3.13 grs and 17 mm.
Observe : laureate head right, bust draped. Around : T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT.
Reverse : Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae. Around : CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
RIC 1560 (under Vesp.).
Rarity : R2
6 commentslabienusJul 20, 2014
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Masikytes, Apollo, Lyre3 viewsMasikytes
Asia Minor, Lykian League
Ar Hemidrachm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: M-A, Lyre; tripod to right; all within incuse square.
Ag, 1.62g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC 3310, Troxell Period IV, Series 6
Ex G&M, auction 220, Lot 1388
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 289
shanxiJul 20, 2014
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Mithradates Odessos coins from de Callatay4 viewsGroup 3 coins from Odessos showing the changes in the Herekles image. cicerokidJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.03.02 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17
obv. AV L CEP - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Hera in double chiton stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013)
rev. No. 8.14.3.10
obv. not listed
unpublished?
very rare, F+, dark green patina

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

JochenJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.7.-, probably unpublished1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193 - 211
AE 17
obv. AV KAI CE. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN - PROC ICTRO
Apollo, nude, stg. l., holding branch in lowered l. hand and in extended r. hand unknown
object (another twig?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.7.4 (same die)
probably unpublished
very rare, about VF/F+, green brown patina
JochenJul 20, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2013) 8.17.08.03 (rev. only)1 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193 - 211
AE 17
obv. IOVLIA DOMNA CEBA (without break)
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and
holding in extended r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2837
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.17.8.3 (different die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.17.53.1 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green patina
JochenJul 20, 2014
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Klazomenai, Ionia8 views480-400 B.C.
Silver Diobol
1.02 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Forepart of winged boar right
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square with K in upper right quarter
Sear 3503; BMC 14;
SNG Kayhan 336; SNG Keckman 237–8 corr. (K not noted);
[SNG Copenhagen 10–1]

THE HUS KLAZOMENAIOS was a gigantic winged sow which terrorized the Greek town of Klazomenai in Ionia, Asia Minor
2 commentsJaimelaiJul 20, 2014
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Cilicia, Laertes. Trajan Æ21. Demeter seated4 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Demeter seated left, holding poppy and grain ears in right hand, scepter in left.
SNG France 589-90; SNG Levante 371.
1 commentsancientoneJul 20, 2014
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Ionia - Uncertain5 viewsElectrum 1/24th stater
625-600 BC
O - Raised swastika
R - Incuse square quadripartite
SNG Turkey I 702
mauseusJul 20, 2014
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791 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//CL
RIC 79
mauseusJul 19, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in consular robe holding eagle-tipped scepter in left
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Mint – Cyzicus (CM / XXI) Emission 3, Officina 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust Type H
maridvnvmJul 19, 2014
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132 - Probus - RIC 185 - Bust Type H3 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre
Minted in Rome (R Dotted Crescent B) Emission 4 Officina 2. A.D. 279
Reference:– RIC 185 Bust type H
maridvnvmJul 19, 2014
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TECTOSAGES (?) - Drachme du type "négroïde", -175/-1000 viewsDrachme, argent, 3,37 g, 15 mm.
Av./ Tête à droite
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un point et d'une lunule en 1, 2, et 4, et d'un anneau avec une lunule en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-248a ; Depeyrot, type 248 ; BnF 2975 ; Savès 361-362
GabalorJul 19, 2014
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -10/-1412 viewsDupondius, bronze, 12,54 g, 26 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F/ P-P, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffe de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste laure à droite .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile enchaîné à un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne ; sous le crocodile, deux palmettes .
Réfs : LT.2837 ; RIC.160 ; RPC.525
3 commentsGabalorJul 19, 2014
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FAUSTINA II9 viewsAR denarius. 161-175 AD. 3.60 gr. Draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Fecunditas standing front,head right,resting on sceptre and holding infant in left hand FECVNDITAS. RIC 677. Cohen 99. benitoJul 19, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Vishnu Dashavatara3 viewsThe Vishnu Dashavatara is the ten reincarnations of Vishnu. This particular leaf of a multi-leaf manuscript illustrates the forthcoming tenth reincarnation, Kalki. This will eventually lead to the end of the world. Hence, it is the Indian version of the Armageddon. Vishnu is depicted riding a white horse and holding a sword to vanquish evil in the world.

The manuscript is shaped in the form of a fish to point back to Vishnu's first reincarnation, Matsya who saved the world from the Great Deluge, the Indian version of Noah.
SpongeBobJul 19, 2014
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 677 (Marc.Aur), Rome, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #134 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 677 (Marc.Aur), Rome, FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA_AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, chignon behind head, hair waved.
revers: FECVN-DITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 677, (Marcus Aurelius), Sear , RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91
Q-001
quadransJul 19, 2014
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038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #133 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, showing Strack's coiffure a, with band of pearls in hair.
revers: VE-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder, dolphin coiled around rudder.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 517c, (Marcus Aurelius), Strack 495. BMCRE 1067. Cohen 266.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 19, 2014
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Antioch ad Orontem 128 - 129 A.D.2 viewsCivic dichalkon, Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, Ae 15.6~15.9mm. 3.31g. Dated Year 177 Caesarean era. (AD 128-129). Obv: ANTIOXEWN MHTPOΠOΛE, laureate head of Apollo left. Rev: ETOYC ZOP A, six string lyre, star above. Butcher 274; McAlee 128 (a).ddwauJul 19, 2014
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21 Septimus Severus RIC 2219 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 208 AD. (3.17g, 19mm) Obv: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right. Rev: P M TR P XVI COS III P P, Salus seated left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar left.
RIC 221; RSC 517

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

Ex: Roma Numismatics

The average weight of the Trajan denarius was 3.41 grams, so pretty good weight of 3.5 grams.
1 commentsPaddyJul 19, 2014
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Bruttium, Terina AR Drachm3 views420-400 BC
Obv.: Head of nymph right, hair rolled around ampyx. TEPI behind.
Rev.: Nike seated left on wreathed cippus, holding wreath, bird resting on her hand.
Holloway-Jenkins Group F, 97; SNG ANS 858; HN Italy 2634.
MinosJul 19, 2014
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Nero Protocontorniate30 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Laureate head right

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

Rome 65 AD

9.22g

SEAR 1974

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

Better in Hand!


Ex-Tater's

From Numiswiki protocontorniate:

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

AR hemidrachm (2.04 gm)

Obv. - Crowned bust right

Rev. - Fire altar flanked by attendants.

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

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

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

Choice AU - Strike 5/5 – Surface 4/5

Purchased form Heritage Auctions

My cost $76 (bid $56 + buyer’s premium + S&H)
Richard M10Jul 18, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata8 viewsThe Mahabharat, Book 6: Bhishma Parva; Canto 120-122

This illustrates the death of Bhishma. He felled in battle by a reluctant, ashamed and tearful Arjuna pierced by innumerable arrows. As Bhishma fell, his whole body was held above the ground by the shafts of Arjuna's arrows which protruded from his back, and through his arms and legs. He asked Arjuna to give him a pillow fit for a warrior. Arjuna then removed three arrows from his quiver and placed them underneath Bhishma's head, pointed side upwards. To quench the war veteran's thirst, Arjuna shot an arrow into the earth, and a jet stream of water rose up and into Bhishma's mouth.
1 commentsSpongeBobJul 18, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No., MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩΝ, Snake climbing up, New type!37 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No., MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩΝ, Snake climbing up,
avers:- AYΛ-CEΠ-CEVHPO(C), Laureate, bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO-ΠOLIΤΩ, Snake climbing up a tripod altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. ,
Q-001
"Not in Hristova/Jekov (2014), not in Pfeiffer 2013. Seems to be a completely new type!" by Jochen Thank you Jochen.
quadransJul 18, 2014
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, Jurakova 219, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left,36 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AE-18, Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, Jurakova 219, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left,
avers:- KA-CEΠ-CEVH(POC), Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Victoria advancing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hadriannopolis in Bithynia, date: A.D., ref:Jurakova 219 ,
Q-001
quadransJul 18, 2014
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AE-18, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, 34 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AE-18, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right,
avers:- P-CEΠ-ΓETAC-K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, hound running at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 4,29g, axis: 7h,
mint: Augusta Traiana, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov (Engl)-1281, Moushmov-3085,
Q-001
quadransJul 18, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Magalas -100/-500 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,92 g, 14 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche, coiffure en blocs de traits.
Rv./ Croix cantonnée d'un S perlé en 1, d'une tête en 2, d'une hache en 3, et d'un "M" en 4.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-265 ; Lopez, L074 ; Depeyrot, type 265.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Goutrens au torque -100/-500 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,20 g, 14 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche, chevelure formée de S.
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un cercle perlé et pointé en 1 et 4, d'un torque perlé en 2 et d'une hache évidée en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-183 ; Lopez, L018 ; Depeyrot, type 183 ; BnF 3472-3516 ; LT 3467-3484 ; Savès 259-268.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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NITIOBROGES - Obole à la croix -120/-501 viewsObole, argent, 0,23 g, 6 mm
Av./ Tête à gauche de style "négroïde"
Rv./ Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée d'un globule et lunule en 1, de points liés en 2, d'un S en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, OCR-250
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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VOLQUES ARECOMIQUES - Drachme du type "à la tête négroïde", -125/-500 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,61 g, 16 mm.
Av. : Tête à gauche, chevelure bordée de S en partie supérieure.
Rv. : Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée en 1, 2 et 4 d'un point et d'un croissant, et en 3 d'un anneau et d'un croissant.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-249c ; BnF, 2986-3004 ; Depeyrot, type 249 ; LT 2986 ; Savès 75.
GabalorJul 18, 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrianus Denarius64 viewsObv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Rev. FELICITATI AVGVSTI, galley to left.
Mint: Rome, 134-138 A.D.

20mm 3.59g

RIC 240

5 commentskcJul 18, 2014
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Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, (165 - 80 B.C)15 viewsÆ 27
O: Male Head right.
R: Helmeted sphinx walking right, star before, KASTILO in Iberic script below exergual line.
Castulo mint
19.4g
27mm
Villaronga p. 335, 38; SNG BM Spain 1323 ff.; SNG Spain II 243 ff.; SNG Cop 205; Burgos 543


After a local princess named Himilce married Hannibal, Castulo allied with Carthage. In 213 B.C., Castulo was the site of Hasdrubal Barca's crushing victory over the Roman army with a force of roughly 40,000 Carthaginian troops plus local Iberian mercenaries. Soon after the Romans made a pact with the residents and the city became a foederati (ally) of Rome.
MatJul 18, 2014
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Leo I7 views1 commentsCyrille PJul 18, 2014
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata7 viewsIn this particular leaf of a multi-leaf manuscript, Krishna is addressing Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra War in the Mahābhārata. Hence, this is a scene from the Bhagavad Gita. It was inscribed using tools like the following:

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

A type with Artemis advancing l. is not listed for the Severans at all; this type doesn't appear until
Elagabal HrHJ (2013) 8.26.1.6-7
JochenJul 17, 2014
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Elagabalus aka Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus aka Varius Avitus Bassianus52 viewsElagabalus denarius
O: Laureate bust of Elagabalus, draped, horn. "IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG"
R: Elagabalus standing left holding patera over altar. Club in left hand, star in right field."SACRED DEI SOLIS ELAGAB" - RSC 252

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

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

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

At the age of fourteen, Elagabalus became high priest of the sun-god Elagabalus at Emesa in Syria. The cult was represented by a sacred stone, and in AD 219 when he moved from Emesa to Rome, he took the stone, probably a meteorite, with him. During his reign, Elagabalus devoted his efforts to the promotion of his cult god, building a lavish temple to house the stone. The reverse type and legend promote his position as high priest of the sun-god Elagabalus.
4 commentsNemonaterJul 16, 2014
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RUTENES - Drachme du type de Goutrens au torque -100/-503 viewsDrachme, argent, 2,24 g, 16 mm
Av : Tête à gauche avec double frappe.
Rv : Croix bouletée, cantonnée d'un cercle perlé et pointé en 1 et 4, d'un torque en 2 et d'une hache évidée en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, RUT-183
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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NEDENES - Obole MA / bucrâne, -250/-1501 viewsObole, argent, 0,54 g, 10 mm
Av : Tête à droite
Rv : Croix bouletée au centre, cantonnée des lettre M et A dans les cantons inférieurs et d'un bucrâne de face dans la partie supérieure.
Réfs : Dicomon, IBL-163c.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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SOTIATES - Drachme du type "dy Causé" -150/-750 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,72 g, 14 mm.
Av : Tête bouclée à gauche
Rv : Croix cantonnée d'un S en 1, d'un cercle en 2, d'un globule en 3, d'un cercle pointé avec excroissances bouletée en 4, avec une lunule pour tous.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-214 ; Depeyrot, type 214, BnF 3016-3020, Savès 239.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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CADURQUES - Drachme du type de "Cuzance" -75/-251 viewsDrachme, argent, 1,23 g, 15 mm
A/ : Fruste
R/ : Croix bouletée au centre cantonnée de rouelles et lunules pointées
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-120; Depeyrot, type 120
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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Massalia, période préclassique, -440/-4100 viewsObole à la tête casquée
Argent, 0,70 g, 9,5 mm.
Av./ Tête casquée à droite, rouelle sur le casque à double bandeau.
Rv./ Roue à quatre rayons finissant en fourche à trois brins.
Réfs : OBM-2j ; Maurel 250-269
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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Massalia ou gréco-Provençale, période archaïque, -500/-4600 viewsHémi-obole à la tête de bélier à gauche
Argent, 0,65 g, 10 mm
Av./ Tête de bélier à gauche
Rv./ Carré creux irrégulier
réfs : OBA-Qd ; Maurel 47/48/49/174 var.
GabalorJul 16, 2014
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Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121 - 96 B.C.1 viewsAntiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121 - 96 B.C. Ae 15.6~16.5mm. 3.15g. Obv: Bust of Artemis r. quiver behind shoulder, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙ-ΦΑΝΟΥ, to left and right, Apollo standing l. holding arrow and resting l. hand on bow. Houghton 328.ddwauJul 16, 2014
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Sear 12095 viewsConstantine IV (668 – 685 CE) Follis, weight 1.64g, diameter 23mm. Mint of Syracuse. Traces of at least two undertypes; very thin flan. Abu GalyonJul 16, 2014
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Pamphylia, Aspendos, wrestlers, slinger 5 viewsAspendos, Pamphylia
Stater, 420-370 BC
Obv.: Two wrestlers grappling, AK in-between
Rev.: EΣTFEΔIIYΣ, slinger in throwing stance right, in right field triskeles, all within square dotted border
Ag, 10.93g, 23mm
Ref.: SNG France 84, Aulock4561
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 292
shanxiJul 16, 2014
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Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios, rose, winged thunderbold1 viewsRhodes, 304-166 BC
Asia Minor, Caria
AR Drachm, magistrate Stasion
Obv.: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: ΣΤΑΣIΩΝ, P - O, Rose with bud right, winged thunderbolt in field left.
Ag, 2.75g, 14mm
Ref.: "Neue Beiträge zur antiken Münzkunde aus schweizerischen öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen", p. 63, no. 59, RSN 30 (1945) p. 1-103. (1 specimen cited).
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 269
shanxiJul 16, 2014
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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'.15 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm
early posthumous issue , 17.11 gr . Amphipolis mint. Struck under Polyperchon or Kassander (for Philip III), circa 318-317 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / BASI-LEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; branch in left field, P below throne. Price 124 . NGC AU.


Ex dabigkahuna ( Mr. Larry Rice )


From Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamJul 16, 2014
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Roman Empire, Constantius II AE2 Silvered Fel Temp Reparatio Scarce RIC VIII Thessalonica 12931 viewsConstantius II
As sole Augustus, 350 – 361 A.D.

Coin: AE Centenionalis, Silvered

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

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

ex- CNG eAuction 330, Lot 174 60/100
ecoliJul 15, 2014
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Seleukeia ad Kalykadnon, Athena, Nike10 viewsSeleukeia ad Kalykadnon
Asia Minor, Cilicia
AE24, 150-50 BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, mongram behind
Rev: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ,
Nike advancing left, holding branch; AΘΗ over monogram to left.
AE, 8.32 g, 24mm
Ref.: SNG France 895; SNG Levante 680
Ex Pecunem 19, Lot 309
2 commentsshanxiJul 15, 2014
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Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse3 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Hemidrachm, 460–440 BC
Obv.: Thessalos to right, naked but for chlamys and petasos flying behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping right that lifts him from the ground
Rev.: Bridled horse galloping left, its rein trailing below, Λ - ΑΡΙ in front and above, sandal of Jason below, all within incuse square.
Ag, 3.0g, 16-18mm
Ref.: Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa, AJN 20, 2008, 137 Nr. 18.
Ex collection of Dr. Robert Friedinger-Pranter
shanxiJul 15, 2014
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Archbishop of Canterbury, Aethelheard 2 viewsStruck c.793-805AD Kent, Canterbury mint. AR Penny 1.28g Aethelheard with Coenwulf as King, 'ep' type. Obv initial cross of 5 pellets 'AEDILHEARD AR' around, 'EP' inside inner beaded circle; Rev initial cross of 5 pellets 'COENVVLF REX' around, Mercian uncel 'M' inside inner beaded circle. S.886A, N.232, CSE.C22.1 cf m and n.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Æthelhard died on 12 May 805 and was buried in Canterbury. He was later revered as a saint, with a feast day of 12 May, but his cult was suppressed by Archbishop Lanfranc in the late 11th century and never was revived. Source Wikipedia, see for citations & references which are extensive.
AlexBJul 15, 2014
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Vespasian RIC 3598 viewsOBV: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII, laureate head right
REV: TRI - POT, Vesta seated left, simpulum in right hand
Size: 17mm, 3.26gm
Mint: Roam 72-73 AD
ID: RIC 359 (many thanks to David for the updated ID)
2 commentsicksterJul 15, 2014
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Archbishop of Canterbury, Plegmund 2 viewsStruck c.890-914AD Kent, Canterbury mint. AR Penny 1.46g. Obv small cross pattée at centre, inner and outer linear circles and legend surrounding '+PLEGMVND ARCHIEP'; Rev three cross pattée across centre, name in two lines 'EICMV/ND MON' (Moneyer Eicmund), trio of pellets above and below, linear outer circle. N.256; S.900.

There are 31 recorded coins of Plegmund at the SCBI/EMC. Of these, 6 are of this moneyer and 11 of Type 2 as per this coin. The rest are a mixture of Type 1 with small cross pattée or 'DORO' (Canterbury) design. This coin is not included on the Corpus but has provenance as ex-Baldwins Summer 2014 List AS002, ex-Ridgemount Collection, Spink Auction 69, 20th April 1989, lot 31. The other moneyers recorded for Plegmund are: Sigehelm, Beorthelm, Aethelwulf, Aethelstan/Aelfstan, Deorweald and Hunfrith.

Plegmund (or Plegemund) died 2nd August 914 or 923AD. He may have been a hermit before he became Archbishop of Canterbury in 890. As Archbishop, he reorganised the Diocese of Winchester, creating four new sees, and worked with other scholars in translating religious works. He was canonised after his death.

Little is known of the early life of Plegmund except that he was of Mercian descent. A later tradition, dating 300 years after his death, stated that Plegmund lived as a hermit at Plemstall in Cheshire. His reputation as a scholar attracted the attention of King Alfred the Great, who was trying to revive scholarship. Some time before 887, Alfred summoned Plegmund to his court. There he worked with three other scholars, Wærferth, Bishop of Worcester, Æthelstan and Wærwulf in working on translating Pope Gregory the Great's treatise Pastoral Care into Old English.

Plegmund was selected for the see of Canterbury in 890 by King Alfred. Plegmund's election to the Archbishopric of Canterbury is recorded in Manuscript E of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: 'Here Archbishop Plegmund was elected by God and all the people'. Fulk, Archbishop of Reims, praised the election of Plegmund, stating that he would help root out the last remnants of paganism in the people. However, there was a gap in time between the death of the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Ethelred, and the consecration of Plegmund; this may have been because the see had been offered to Grimbald, a Flemish monk and scholar, who refused it. Plegmund was granted his pallium by Pope Formosus.

During the 9th century, the see of Canterbury was at a low point. As such, one of Plegmund's responsibilities was to re-establish its authority, and, in an attempt to do this, between 909 and 918 he created new sees within the existing Diocese of Winchester in Crediton, Ramsbury, Sherborne and Wells. This meant that each future shire of Wessex had its own bishop; of Crediton for Devon and Cornwall, of Ramsbury for Wiltshire, of Sherborne for Dorset and of Wells for Somerset, as well as the diocese of Winchester for Hampshire. To do this, Plegmund had to gain the approval of Pope Sergius III, who had annulled all of the acts of Pope Formosus, and in 908 Plegmund travelled to Rome so that he could be regranted his pallium. He was the first archbishop of Canterbury to visit Rome for nearly a century, and he returned with the relics of Saint Blaise.

Under Plegmund's archbishopric, the quality of the Latin used by his scribes improved, surpassing the poor quality used by the scribes of the previous two archbishops, Ceolnoth and Æthelred. When Alfred died in 899, Plegmund crowned his son Edward as king.

In addition to his religious duties, Plegmund was involved in matters of state and he attended the formal councils held by Edward the Elder in 901, 903, 904 and 909. He dedicated the tall tower of the New Minster at Winchester in 909.

Plegmund died on 2 August 914 or 2 August 923. After his death Plegmund was considered a saint, with a feast day of 2 August. However, his cult dates only from the 13th century.

This archbishop and his coins (including this example) can be found in an authorative article, reproduced here (amended):

http://davesrarecoin...rticles.php

In common with former archbishops of Canterbury, Plegmund minted a coinage of silver pennies in his own name. He was the last archbishop of Canterbury, in an elite group going back to Jaenberht under Offa of Mercia, to do this although English ecclesiastical minting did not end until 1544. Plegmund was granted this right at the Canterbury mint in order that he might profit from his own dies. Other ecclesiastical authorities permitted to strike a coinage were the Archbishop of York, and at least the Bishop of London. Arguably monastic abbots also coined from their own dies, it seems clear they were doing so by the reign of Stephen, but it is disputable whether this happened in such an early period.

Plegmund's coin types closely follow, with a few exceptions, the main issues of Aelfred of Wessex and Eadward the Elder. In Class I the principle coinage struck is the very common Two-Line type. This has a small cross pattée within an inner circle, with the name of the Archbishop, and an abbreviated form of his title around - 'PLEGMUND ARCHIEP' or 'PLEGMUND EPISC'. The moneyers name is in two lines on the reverse divided by three crosses pattée, with various pellet patterns above and below the legend. The letter 'O' on coins of this class is lozenged-shaped similar to the that on certain early pennies of the Mercian kings. The Two-Line issues (including most of the sub-types and halfpennies) of Aelfred, Eadward the Elder and Plegmund were extensively copied by the Viking settlers of the Danelaw.

Two other types exist in the Class I coinage of Plegmund, N.244 and N.255. Both broadly follow the design of the Two-Line coinage, especially with regard to the reverse, except N.244 has the legend 'DORO' in two lines within the circle on the obverse, in place of the small cross patee. This relate to 'DOROBERNIA' or the Latin name for Canterbury. Further, N.245 has 'XPF or S' within the obverse inner circle, referring to some place unknown though Exeter might be a possibility. Coins of Class I probably began at the start of Plegmund's incumbancy (they were already established by Aelfred) and continued for perhaps ten years, until c.900, shortly after the death of Aelfred.

Class II coins of Plegmund are very similar to Class I, Two-Line standard issue coins, except they have a round letter 'O' and are finer coins generally on larger flans as per this example. These may date from after c.900, in the reign of Eadward the Elder and are a similar size and design to his coins. N.257 for Plegmund is a of a very rare "rose-type'. This has the obverse 'rose' formed by a cross pommee with a voided centre over a cross moline. Simialr designs survive for Eadward. The reverse have the moneyers name in two lines separated by a small cross patee and annulets in the centre. Halfpennies were also coined by Plegmund at Canterbury.
AlexBJul 15, 2014
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(0253) GALLIENUS6 views253-268 AD
Struck 265-267 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 1.93 g
O: GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ABVNDANTIA AVG Abundantia standing right, pouring from cornucopia; B in left field.
Rome mint
Reference: Goebl 574w; RIC 157
1 commentslaneyJul 14, 2014
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Domitian RIC 4318 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 43 (C2), BMC 23, RSC 577
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
F+

This lighted altar reverse is a pulvinar type struck by Domitian as Caesar under Titus and continued to be struck for him as Augustus. It may represent the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan. The fact this type was struck under both Titus and Domitian indicates little interruption in mint activity between the two reigns.

A respectable coin in fine early style reminiscent of those struck under Titus.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJul 14, 2014
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CONSTANTINE I3 views307 - 337 AD
Struck 313-314.
AE 22 mm; 2.58 g
O: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: SOLI INIVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left with hand up in salute & globe, R left, F right, R*P in ex. RIC 19 (Rome).
laneyJul 14, 2014
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(0270) AURELIAN2 views270-275 A.D.
AE 23 mm; 3.0 g
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSER Aurelian standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter; star Q in exe
Siscia mint; RIC V 225
laneyJul 14, 2014
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NABATAEN KINGDOM, ARETAS IV AND PHASAEL 5 views9 BC - 40 AD
Struck 5 - 4 BC
AE 12.5 X 15 mm; 2.03 g
O: Laureate head of Aretas right;
R: Two cornucopias paired right, palm frond left, H upper left, between palm and lower horn; Aramaic monogram FS (Phasael, Aretas' son) lower right
Petra mint; cf Meshorer Nabataean 61A
(Possibly struck in the year of Christ's birth)
laneyJul 14, 2014
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(03) TIBERIUS3 views14 - 37 AD
AE 28.5 mm; 11.46 g
O: His bare head left
R: Confronted heads of Caesars Nero and Drusus
Spain (Hispania Tarraconensis), Carthago Nova mint
cf RPC 179, SNG Cop 500 Scarce
laneyJul 14, 2014
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1797 AE Halfpenny Token. Perth, Scotland.1 viewsObverse: PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE (For King, Law and Flock). Coat of Arms of the City of Perth consisting of double-headed eagle with shield, displaying lamb holding saltire flag.
Reverse: PERTH • HALFPENNY • • • •. A hank of yarn above a package of dressed flax; 17 - 97 across field.
Edge: Incuse legend “PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF PAT. K MAXWELL X X".
Diameter: 29mm.
Dalton & Hamer: 9
SCARCE

This token was issued by Patrick Maxwell, a grocer and spirit dealer on the High Street in Perth. In later years this business became known as Maxwell & Son. The hank of yarn and bale of flax refers to the linen trade in the town which was its main industry at the time of this token’s issue.
This token was engraved and manufactured by Joseph Kendrick at his works in Birmingham, England.

*AlexJul 14, 2014
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Mirror-Lead63 viewsMirror-Lead
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 13, 2014
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Sear 10212 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Decanummium, weight 4.38g, diameter 24mm. Mint of Constantinople, third officina, struck in 660/1 CE [= regnal year X X].Abu GalyonJul 13, 2014
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Lucilla Venus RIC 7848 viewsLucilla, Denarius, Rome, 20.5mm, 2.73g, Sear 5491, RSC 70, RIC 784
OBV: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
REV: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre
RomanorvmJul 13, 2014
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My Ancient Greek Coin Collection From Sixth to First Centuries B.C.41 viewsHere are the coins I started collecting from 2012 to present. As Aristotle wrote two millennia ago that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, there is no better way to present a collection of Greeks than to put them all together in a single shot. (Please click on picture for bigger resolution and to show greater details on coins).

Top row from left to right: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Fifth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fourth row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC**THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Third row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Second row: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
4 commentsJason TJul 13, 2014
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Roman Republic, AR Victoriatus23 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
MinosJul 13, 2014
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Anonymous AR Victoriatus8 viewsAfter 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
MinosJul 13, 2014
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"Epirus, the Epeirote Republic, Didrachm size modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC. "10 viewsEpirus, the Epeirote Republic, modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC.,
Didrachm size (ø 22 mm / 8,50 g), silver, axes about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 160°), edge: 50 % filed, 50 % hammered,
Obv.: A· , laureate head of Zeus Dodonaios right, A· behind, dotted border.
Rev.: AΠEI / PΩTAN , eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath, dotted border.
for prototype cf. BMC p. 89, no. 14 (drachm size 4,5-5,0 g., AI· -monogram behind head on obverse) ; - Dewing 1444 (same) ; Franke, - Epirus 100 (same) ; - SNG Cop. 108ff. ; for a drachm showing similar style cf. http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=748945 (also a fake?) .

1 commentsArminiusJul 12, 2014
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4 Glass pearls60 views4 Glass pearls
Q-001
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4 dice from bone57 views4 dice from bone
Q-001
quadransJul 12, 2014
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Campgate: Costanzo II, AE3, zecca di Treviri4 viewsCONSTANTIUS II AE 3. Trier mint (328-329 AD)
AE, gr. XX, mm XX
D/ FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
R/ PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with two turrets & star above, PTR (dot in crescent) in ex
RIC 480
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia il 12 luglio 2014), ex Steve McBride collection (Incitatus coins, St. John's, NL, Canada fino al 2014)
paoloJul 12, 2014
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Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm11 viewsOdessos mint (120-90 BC).
Price 1181
MinosJul 12, 2014
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BCC L94 viewsLead Amulet
Late Roman - Gnostic
Obv: Anguipede, stylized Persian influenced
snake-legged figure, usually with head of rooster,
carrying flail and shield, in Roman military dress.
Rev: IAW/ABPA/CAΞ Retro-grade Greek
inscription in three lines on a recessed
surface. The Gnostic cult was active at Caesarea
at least through the early 4th century CE.
Pb14x12.5mm 2.19gm Axis:0
v-dromeJul 11, 2014
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Islands of Caria, Rhodes AR Didrachm23 views(250-229 BC). Agesidamos, magistrate.
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: AΓΗΣΙΔΑΜΟΣ / Ρ - Ο. Rose with bud right. Control: Artemis advancing left, holding torch.
Ashton 206.
4 commentsMinosJul 11, 2014
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Drusus As56 viewsObv. DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, bare head left.
Rev. IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST, S C in the middle.
Mint: Rome, 80-81 AD.

26mm 9.6g

RIC 216
3 commentskcJul 11, 2014
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I6 views491 - 518 AD
AE Nummus 7 mm; 0.7 g
O: Diademed bust right
R: Monogram of Anastasius I
laneyJul 11, 2014
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Gadara. Gordian III. AD 238-244.12 viewsGadara. Gordian III. AD 238-244.
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Zeus seated left within tetrastyle temple; Γ T (date) in pediment. Spijkerman 90; Rosenberger 91
2 commentsMaritimaJul 11, 2014
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BCC LR454 viewsLate Roman
Constans 337-350 CE
Obv: D N CONSTAN-S P F AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left,
globe in right hand.
Rev:FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO
Soldier leading small figure from hut.
In exergue: AN [Γ?]
AE21mm 4.54gm. Axis:150
RIC VIII 126 Antioch
v-dromeJul 11, 2014
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Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm9 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
1 commentsMaritimaJul 11, 2014
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RIC 0369 Domitianus18 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : FIDEI PVBLICAE / S C, Fides standing left, with plate of fruits and corn ears
AE/Dupondius (28.33 mm 14.04 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (2nd issue)
RIC 369 (r2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 9 Lot 449
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 11, 2014
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Campgate: Costantino II, zecca di Ticinum, IV officina5 viewsConstantinus II, AE follis, Ticinum mint IV officina
AE, 18 mm, 2.6 gr., R5
D/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R/ PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets, star above , roof and base extends past walls , Q palm T in exergue
RIC VII , 207 var. (unlisted officina Q)
Nota: la valutazione R5 è dovuta al fatto che le officine catalogate nel 207 (P, S, T) sono R4. Pubblicato in "Not in Ric" di Lech Stępniewski
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, 11 luglio 2014), ex Herbert R. Chavarria collection (Nemesis, West Hempstead, NY Usa fino al 2014)
paoloJul 11, 2014
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Drusus AE18. Amphora countermark 5 viewsObv. DPOVSOS KAISAP, Juvenile head of Drusus.
Rev. MENOFANTOY KAPAKI..., Caduceus.
18mm and 4.2gm.

"This coin, evidently of Asia Minor, but particularly of that part situated about the Maeander and Hermus, is probably of a place called Characa, mentioned by Strabo as situated on the road from Tralles to Nysa, and at equall distances. Stephanus speaks also of a city of Charax in Lydia, which he identifies with Tralles." J. Millingen, Sylloge of Ancient Unedited Coins of Greek Cities and Kings ... 1837, p. 79 (pl. 4, 56 (*).
Howgego 369, amphora countermark.
1 commentsancientoneJul 11, 2014
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Thrace, Odessos. Geta AE27 7 viewsGeta AE27 of Odessos, Thrace. AY K PO CЄ-PT GETAC, laureate, draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis standing left holding patera above altar, & cornucopiae.
ancientoneJul 11, 2014
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Thrace, Kings of. Rhoemetalkes I / Augustus AE20 3 viewsKINGS of THRACE. Rhoemetalkes I. 11 BC-12 AD. Æ 20mm (5.06 g).
Obv: BASILEOS POIMHTALKOS, Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes right.
Rev: KAISAPOS SEBASTOY, Head of Augustus right.
ancientoneJul 11, 2014
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Obv: ΣEBA...... / Uncertain emperor laureate head right.
Rev: HPAK.... / Ithyphallic herm.
3.762g, 19.2mm.
ancientoneJul 11, 2014
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly. Hadrian. Æ20 3 viewsTHESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Diassarion (20mm, 5.80 g, 6h). Nikomachos, strategos. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛOI, laureate bust right, wearing drapery on far shoulder / (monogram)OX NIKO-MAXOY, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.
ancientoneJul 11, 2014
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Thessaly, Koinon of. Septimius Severus AE21. 5 viewsObv: AVT L CEP CEBHPOCP, laureate head right.
Rev: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena Itonia standing right brandishing javelin & shield.
ancientoneJul 10, 2014
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IONIA, KLAZOMENAI8 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1,04 g. - 10 mm)
Vs: Forepart of winged boar flying right.
Rs: Quadripartite incuse square. _8253
SNG Kayhan 334; SNG Copenhagen 6.
Antonivs ProttiJul 10, 2014
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MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS5 views4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Diobol ( 0,93 g. - 9-10 mm)
Vs: Janiform female head, wearing circular earring.
Rs: Helmeted head of Athena right. _10519
SNG France 1182.
Antonivs ProttiJul 10, 2014
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012 - Trebonianus Gallus1 viewsDenarius, Mediolanum, A.D. 251-253

IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG,
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

PIETAS AVG,
Pietas veiled standing left, raising both hands; to left, altar

RIC IVc 72
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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001 - Septimius Severus2 viewsDenarius, Rome, A.D. 194

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III,
laureate head right

LIBERO PATRI,
Bacchus (Liber) standing left holding oenochoe over panther and thyrsus

RIC IVa 32
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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008 - Philippus2 viewsAntoninianus, Rome, A.D. 244 - 277

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG,
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

AEQVITAS AVGG,
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

RIC IVc 27b
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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010 - Severus Alexander4 viewsSestertius, A.D. 222 - 231

IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG,
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

PROVIDENTIA DEORVM,
Providentia standing left, legs crossed, holding wand over globe and cornucopiae, and leaning on column

RIC IVb 597
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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004 - Maximinus0 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. March 235 - January 236

IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

FIDES MILITVM S-C,
Fides standing left, standard in each hand

RIC IVb 43
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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008 - Trajan Decius1 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 249 - 251

IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

PAX AVGVSTI S-C,
Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre

RIC IVc 125a
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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007 - Phillipus3 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 247-249

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG,
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., seen from behind

LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C,
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC IVc 180a
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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005 - Gordianus2 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 240-244

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG,
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., seen from behind

LAETITIA AVG N S-C,
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor

RIC IVc 300a
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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054 - Lucilla4 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 163-164

LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F,
draped bust right

IVNONI LVCINAE S-C,
Juno seated left holding flower and infant

RIC III 1747
1 commentsMichael VJul 10, 2014
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053 - Commodus3 viewsSestertius, A.D. 183

M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS,
head laureate r.

TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P S C,
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, at his feet eagle

RIC III 366
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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052 - Commodus2 viewsSestertius, A.D. 179

L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P IIII,
laureate head right

[IMP II COS II P P] S-C,
Minerva standing left, dropping incense on altar and resting left hand on shield, spear rests against her left arm

RIC III 1599
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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051 - Commodus3 viewsSestertius, A.D. 181

M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG,
laureate bust right, with drapery on left shoulder

PROV DEOR TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P S-C,
Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and sceptre

RIC III 312

Michael VJul 10, 2014
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RIC 0848 Iulia Titi16 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA DIVI TITI F, Bust draped right, hair piled high in front and coiled in small bun at back; pellet under bust
Rev: VESTA (in exergue), Vesta seated left, with palladium and sceptre
AR/Cistophorus (25.16 mm 10.58 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 82 A.D.
RIC 848 (R, Domitian), RSC 15, BMCRE 258 (Domitian), BNF 227-228 (Domitian)
ex Gitbud & Naumann Pecunem Auction 19 Lot 518
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJul 10, 2014
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050 - Commodus3 viewsSestertius, A.D. 181 - 182

M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG,
laureate head r.

SALVS AVG TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P S-C,
Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled round altar and holding sceptre

RIC 331
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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049 - Commodus3 viewsSestertius, 186 A.D.

M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT,
laureate head right

FEL PVBLICA PM TR P XI IMP VII COS V PP S-C,
Felicitas standing left, holding patera and sceptre


RIC III 467
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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048 - Commodus1 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 186

M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT,
laureate head right

PM TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, S-C,
Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear

RIC III 461
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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006 Nero 6 viewsNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P,
laureate bust of Nero right

PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT,
the Temple of Janus, with latticed window to left and garland hung across closed double doors right, S-C across field

Sestertius, Rome, 65 A.D.
RICI 264
Michael VJul 10, 2014
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Domitian RIC-56943 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 569 (R), BMC 140, RSC 26a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CENS P P P across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
VF

Early in 88 a remarkable series of rare issues were struck. The mark of these issues were the full spelling of GERMANICVS (also GERMANIC) on the obverse, and the reverse featuring short legends written across the field. The flans are normally large and the style quite fine. Perhaps this exceptional series is commemorative in nature: the year was full of military activity and of course the Saecular Games were held. Unusually, the TR P and IMP numbers are missing from the issue.

This denarius has all the hallmarks of this quality issue. A real beauty in hand. Same dies as the BM specimen (RIC II plate coin).
4 commentsDavid AthertonJul 10, 2014
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10 viewsObv: KOP. CALWNINA / CEB. Diad. amd dr. bust r.
Rev: AKMONEWN. Four ears of grain bound together.
Von Aulock 3385
1 commentsancientoneJul 10, 2014
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Phoenicia, Berytos. Valerian AE30. Astarte 3 viewsObv: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Astarte standing front with head right, left foot on prow, holding standard in right hand and aphlastron in left, raising robe. To right Nike on column, crowning her.
30mm and 15.3g.
ancientoneJul 10, 2014
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Mysia, Lampsakos. AE21. Trebonianus Gallus or Volusian 6 views
Obv: AVTKOVIBIO...... bust r.
Rev: ΛΑΜΨΑΚ.. Tyche with rudder and cornucopiae.
ancientoneJul 10, 2014
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Mysia, Germe, Conventus of Cyzicus. Pseudo-autonomous AE20 3 viewsBetween 138 and 192 AD.
Obverse: ΙΕΡΑ ΣΥΝΚΗΤΟΣ, draped bust of the Senate (youthful), r.
Reverse: ΓΕΡΜ ΗΝΩΝ, Nude Heracles standing, facing, head, l., resting arm on club, holding lion-skin
ancientoneJul 10, 2014
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Lydia, Philadelphia. Pseudo-autonomous AE18 5 views
Obv: CYNKL-HTOC Young male bust of Senate r., draped.
Rev: FILADE-LFEW Stag standing r.
BMC 28 var. or SNG Aulock 3063 var.
ancientoneJul 10, 2014
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm15 viewsLampsakos mint (297-281 BC).
Obv.: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; herm to outer left, monogram to inner left.
Thompson 55; Müller 89.
2 commentsMinosJul 10, 2014
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THRACE, MESEMBRIA6 views2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
AE 18 mm; 3.99 g
O: DIADEMED FEMALE HEAD RIGHT
R: METAM/BRIANWN ON EITHER SIDE OF ATHENA PROMACHOS , LEFT, HOLDING SPEAR AND SHIELD
laneyJul 09, 2014
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(0218) ELAGABALUS4 views218 - 222 AD
AE 17 mm; 5.1 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Bust of Serapis right wearing kalathos, facing right
Caesarea Maritima in Palestine; cf BMC cf 116-7
laneyJul 09, 2014
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(0253) GALLIENUS7 views253 - 268 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.95 g
O: [GALLIENVS AVG] Radiate head, right.
R: MARTI PACIFEROMars standing left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield, A in right field.
Rome, RIC 236

Mint City: Rome. Struck AD 264-66

Reference: Goebl 570a. RIC 236.
laneyJul 09, 2014
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VALENTINIAN II7 views375 - 392 AD
AE 11.5 mm; 1.24 g
O: [D N VALEN]TINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: SALVS REI-P[VBLICAE], Victory walking left, trophy over shoulder and, dragging captive behind her; Chi-Rho in left field
SM--? in exe; Cyzicus or Nicomedia mint
laneyJul 09, 2014
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34. Constans / Phoenix7 viewsHalf Maiorina (AE 3), 348-350, Arles mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constans.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Radiate phoenix standing on a globe.
Mint mark: SARL(branch)
2.29 gm., 17 mm.
RIC #113; LRBC unlisted.
CallimachusJul 09, 2014
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