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Licinius I (Valerius Licinianus Licinius) (308-324 A.D.)0 viewsRIC VI Siscia 233a, Van Meter 16

AE follis, 3.31 g., 22.88 mm. max., 0°

Struck in Siscia, third officina, in 313 A.D. after Licinius and Constantine met in Milan and formed an alliance upon the marriage of Licinius to Constantine's half-sister, Constantia (hence, the reverse legend, which translates as "To Jove the protector of our two Emperors").

Obv.: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right

Rev.: IOVI CON-SERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing facing with head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe in right hand, holding scepter in left hand, eagle with wreath to his left, SIS in exergue, Γ in right field

RIC Rarity C, Van Meter VB1
StkpApr 25, 2015
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1 viewsSpongeBobApr 25, 2015
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1 viewsFrederick II (1198-1250) AV Tarì, Messina (?), 1231-50. Garbled legend around six pellets / Garbled legend long cross. MEC p. 159, D 5, 518-20, 521-6; Spahr 85; MIR 78; D’Andrea 138. 1.95g, 12mm.
SpongeBobApr 25, 2015
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Normans in Sicily: Roger II (1105-1130) Æ Follaro, Messina (Spahr-53; MEC-163; MIR-17)2 viewsObv: Roger standing with cross on shaft and orb; in field left, R / II
Rev: Christ seated on throne
SpongeBobApr 25, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 10584 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 79, to June 24 A.D. (3.37g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn l.; below, globe. RIC II 1058, BMC 251, RSC 554. Ex Forum.

A worn, but well centered, example of a common denarius from Vespasian’s last year. The Capricorn reverse was a copy from an issue of Augustus and was in keeping with the Flavians’ frequent use of antiquarian designs. The same reverse was used by Titus the same year following his father’s death.
Lucas HApr 25, 2015
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COMMODUS--AUGUSTA TRAIANA3 views177 - 192 AD
struck 191-192 AD
AE 29.5 mm; 15.36 g
Magistrate: L. Aemilius Iustus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae)
O: AV KAI [M] AV KOMOΔOC (or similar) Laureate bust right
R: ΗΓΕ Λ ΑΙΜ ΙΟVСΤ ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС City gate with 3 towers
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
cf RPC online 10823, citing a Freeman & Sear sale of 2005, without picture.
laneyApr 25, 2015
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GORDIAN III--HADRIANOPOLIS3 viewsGORDIAN III
238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm; 11.30 g
O: AΥT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, city gate with two towers, conical roofs, no doors
Thrace, Hadrianopolis mint; cf Varbanov 3757/3759, Moushmov 2701
laneyApr 25, 2015
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132 - Probus - RIC 704 - Bust Type H var2 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– PAX AVG, Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left
Minted in Ticinium (Q | _ / XXI), Emission 7, Officina 4. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 704 var. (Q right); Alföldi Siscia V, type 41, 79 (citing London); Pink VI/1, p. 53;

Coins with the officina mark in the left field are very much the exception with >99% of coins with the officina mark in the field being in the right field
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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Beth El Talmud Torah of Flatbush (Brooklyn, New York)1 viewsAE token, 32 mm., 10.96 g. (holed, probably as minted)

Obv: BETH EL TALMUD TORAH OF FLATBUSH around rim, GOD / WILL HELP beneath American flag, GREEN DUCK CO., CHI. in small letters around rim.

Rev.: 2131 EAST THIRTEENTH --BROOKLYN, N.Y. around rim, LOSE NOT / THIS LUCKY PIECE / AND THY FORTUNE / WILL INCREASE beneath Jewish star within horseshoe.

Ref.: None known.

No information available.

The Green Duck Company was founded by Greeburg and Duckheisel in Chicago in 1906 and remained there until it relocated to Mississippi in 1962, closing in 2004.
StkpApr 25, 2015
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132 - Probus - RIC 508- Bust Type H2 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield
Minted in Ticinium (I | * / QXXI), Emission 10, Officina 4. A.D. 282
Reference(s) – RIC 508 Bust type H

Part of EQVITI series II (I)
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius - RIC 7784 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.5g, Ø30.5mm, 6h). Minted AD 145-161, Rome.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C (in field), Mars, helmeted and wearing a cloack, advancing right, carrying a spear and a trophy.
RIC 778, Coh. 751, BMCRE 1705; Strack 1003; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 363 (14 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 4219.
ex Künker (Osnabrück), Coin Auction 143 (2008); ex Künker Auction 71, Osnabrück, 2002
Charles SApr 25, 2015
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Harpokrates Bronze4 viewsAn ancient Egyptian bronze statue of the God Harpokrates, shown seated wearing the sidelock of youth, sun-disc and tripartite wig, dating to Egypt's Late Period, approximately 664-323 B.C.

A suspension loop at the back would have enabled the figure to be worn as an amulet. The piece exhibits a beautiful, crystalline patina.

Harpokrates is the Greek name for the Egyptian God Horus, depicted in his child form with finger to the mouth - a recognition of the Egyptian "child" hieroglyph. He was the God of the sunrise, and was often depicted as a falcon.

Height: 3 1/2 inches.

Provenance:
Ex. Collection of C.E.B.Best (died 1973). Cecil Best was an incredibly colorful character. Educated at Ardingley college in the late 1800's, Best trained as a banker but subsequently worked as a miner, soldier, merchant, editor and singer. He served as syllabus secretary at the Theosophical Society, England, where he met his future wife Inayat Khan, who converted him to the Sufism form of Islam and renamed him Shahbaz. Shahbaz Best, as he was now known, traveled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to spread his religion and work as a banker. It was during this time that he met H.E.Inman, a marine engineer, who gifted him his collection of antiquities that he had acquired in lieu of payment from the Egyptian government between 1910-1912. The antiquities were excavated from tombs in lower Egypt and were on display at the Southampton Museum in England after the death of Mr. Best in 1973.

Ex. ArtAncientLtd
SalaethusApr 25, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius - RIC 5974 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.84g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, wearing paludamentum.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona, standing right between modius and ship's prow, holding two corn ears and a cornucopiae.
RIC 597; BMCRE IV 1228; Cohen 34; Strack 821 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 19 (8 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4147
ex CNG,2010
Charles SApr 25, 2015
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 1672 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– VIRTVS EXERCIT, two captives seated at foot of banner inscribed VOT/XX in two lines
Minted in Aquileia (S | F //AQT).
Reference:– RIC VII Aquileia 56 (R4)
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Trier 353 2 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above
Minted in Trier (//PTR.).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 353 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 1671 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped amd cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE, Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding globe in left with cloak draped over left shoulder
Minted in Thessalonica (//.TSB.).
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 23 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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198var Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-128 AD Simpulum, aspergillum, ewer, lituus, above Ax9 viewsReference. Rare
RIC --; cohen --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. C_OS III
Simpulum, aspergillum, ewer, lituus above Ax.

3.38 gr
okidokiApr 25, 2015
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IONIA, SMYRNA5 views75-50 BC
(Iatrodoros, magistrate)
AE 15.5 mm; 3.65 g
O: Laurel-wreathed head of Apollo right, within beaded border
R: IMYRNAIWN/[I]ATRODWROS to right/left of Hand wearing caestus; palm branch at right
Iona, Smyrna mint; BMC 52; Milne, Autonomous 405

laneyApr 25, 2015
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Sear 20552 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE). Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.22g, diameter 26 mm. This is Hendy’s ‘Thessalonica type A’ (which CLBC reassigns to the Constantinople mint), originating from the early years of Crusader rule, circa 1210 – 1220.Abu GalyonApr 25, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus Sestertius - RIC 689 5 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P III COS II P P, S-C, Minerva standing left, holding spear and round shield
Minted in Rome. A.D. 195
Reference(s) – RIC 689 (Rated Scarce). C. 393
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC II Marcus Aurelius 9922 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Laureate head right
Rev:– COS III. S-C, Mars walking right holding spear and trophy
Minted in Rome. Dec. A.D. 173 – Jun. 174
Reference(s) – BMC 1385. RIC II Marcus Aurelius 992. C. 127
maridvnvmApr 25, 2015
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Crusader States. Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus. Janus I (1398-1432). 0 viewsLampros 67, CCS 119a

BI denier, 0.55 g, 13.83 mm max, 90°

Obv.: + IAnUS ROI D, lion rampant left

Rev.: + IЄRV3ALEM, cross pattée
StkpApr 25, 2015
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Philip I The Syrian Sestertius Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of Rome6 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249. Æ sestertius (28 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h). Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Rome mint , A.D. 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / SAECVLARES AVGG, S C in exergue, lion walking right. Excellent portrait .Good very fine RIC 158a.

Celebrating 1000th Anniversary of Rome.
Philip I the Syrian ( mistakenly called Philip the Arab ) celebrated 1000th of Rome which was believed to be between AD 246 to AD 249.

This Ae Sestertius was struck for that occasion.
Philip I was one of the very powerful emperors in the Roman Empire history.

**Philip I ruled 244 to 249 AD and was the first Roman emperor believed in Christianity.
While Roman emperor Constantine the Great or Constantine I , was the first Roman emperor 
believed in Christianity and announced it as the religion of the Roman empire 
SamApr 25, 2015
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BCC RI184 viewsRoman Imperial
Gallienus 253-268 CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:PAX FVNDATA
Trophy with two captives seated.
In exergue: palm branch
20.5mm. 3.09gm. Axis:300
poss. ref: RIC V 652 Asian Mint
except cuirassed, not draped.
v-dromeApr 24, 2015
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TROAS, SKEPSIS2 viewsca. 4th century BC
AE 10 mm; 1.60 g
O: Forepart of Pegasus right
R: S-K Fir tree within linear square
laneyApr 24, 2015
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LYDIA, SARDES3 views2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 14 mm; 3.74 g
O: Llaureate head of Apollo right, monogram behind head
R: ΣAΡΔI-ANΩN and club in oak-wreath
(very unusual to have monogram on obverse rather than reverse)
laneyApr 24, 2015
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BCC RI173 viewsRoman Imperial
Gallienus 253-268 CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:IOVI CONSERVA(T?)
Jupiter standing left, holding
globe and scepter. No mint mark.
22mm. 3.32gm. Axis:0
Poss. ref: RIC 641 Antioch Mint
v-dromeApr 24, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander. AD232. AE Sestertius. MARS ULTOR Reverse, cut.8 viewsEmperor Severus Alexander. AD232. AE Sestertius. Reverse, cut.

obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right, seen from front, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARS VLTOR - Mars with spear and shield in the 'Ready-for-Action' position.
'S C' to either side of Mars.

22.3 grams
1 commentsrexesqApr 24, 2015
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Roman, Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' AEQUITAS AUG ' - Antioch Mint - Antioch, Syria5 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Struck at the Antioch Mint.

obv: IMP M JUL PHILIPPUS AUG - Radiate bust of Emperor right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from Behind.
rev: AEQUITAS AUG - Aequitas standing, head left, holding scales in one hand and a cornucopia in the other.

Weight: 3.8 Grams
Size: 22.5 mm
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1 commentsrexesqApr 24, 2015
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Roman, Gordian III AR Antoninianus - VICTORIA AETERNA - US Quarter for scale 6 viewsEmperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Rome Mint.

obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust of Emperor right.
rev: VICTORIA AETERNA - Victory standing left, holding palm & resting right hand on top of shield set atop a captive.

5.10 Grams, 25mm.
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RIC 156.
**Amazingly well centered coin, struck on a large flan.**
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1 commentsrexesqApr 24, 2015
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Roman, Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - SALVS ANTONINI AVG4 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Varius 'Elagabalus' Antoninus (218 - 222 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Struck at the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS - Radiate bust of the Emperor right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: SALVS ANTONINI AUG - Salus standing facing right, holding snake, which she feeds from patera held in other hand.

5.20 Grams
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1 commentsrexesqApr 24, 2015
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Roman Empire, Antoninus Pius, Sestertius of AD 142 (Genius of the senate) 5 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,09g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head left.
Rev.: GENIO SENATVS around, S C across field, Genius of the Senate, togate, standing facing, head left, holding branch and short sceptre.
This is an unlisted, left-headed variety of RIC 605 (head right); BMCRE 1241 (idem); Cohen 400 (idem); Strack 834 (none listed for head left) and Banti 164 (head right)
Ex Sondermann Numismatics (April, 2015).

2 commentsCharles SApr 24, 2015
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Bronze DONNADU, -90/-50 1 viewsBronze, 2,39 g, 17,5 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, anneau centré d'un point derrière, DONNIIDV devant.
R/ Cavalier au galop à droite, deux S couchés dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3921 ; LT 3921 ; BnF 3921-3930 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 240 ; DT série 1223 ; RIG, type 138.
1 commentsGabalorApr 24, 2015
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Bronze du type ADCANAUNOS, -75/-501 viewsBronze, 1,52 g, 17 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, pas de trace de légende.
R/ Cheval au pas à gauche, volute dessus, trois anneaux et un pentagone dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3868 var. ; DT série 1211. Cette série pentagone/anneaux semble anépigraphe.
GabalorApr 24, 2015
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Fraction - cheval/oiseau, -100/-50.0 viewsArgent, 0,39 g, 9,5 mm.
A/ Tête laurée à droite.
R/ Cheval à droite, oiseau conducteur, dessous anneau.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3844 ; DT 3610B
GabalorApr 24, 2015
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Fraction - cheval/palmette (?), -100/-50.1 viewsArgent fourré, 0,42 g, 8 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, grènetis.
R/ Cheval à droite, palmette (?) dessous.
Réfs : division de la Dicomon ARV-3814 ; division de la série DT 1064
GabalorApr 24, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/palmette (?)/volute, -100/-500 viewsArgent, 2,40 g, 15,5 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop, palmette dessous (?), volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3814; BnF 3814-3815 ; Depeyrot 2004, types 167 et 168 ; DT 3389 var.
GabalorApr 24, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue et oiseau, -100/-500 viewsArgent, 2,25 g, 14,5 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, roue dessus, oiseau dessous
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3794 ; LT 3794 ; BnF 3784-3794, 3796-3802 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 176 ; DT 3551.
GabalorApr 24, 2015
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Sicily, Messana, Hare9 viewsSicily, Messana
Litra (420-413 BC)
Obv: Hare leaping right, below scallop shell.
Rev: MEΣ, Legend within wreath
Ag, 0.66g, 14mm
SNG ANS 349
Ex Pecunem 29
2 commentsshanxiApr 24, 2015
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl4 viewsAttica. Athens
Triobol (454-404 BC)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A - Θ - Ε, Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
Ag, 2.0g, 11mm
Ref.: Kroll 12.
Ex Pecunem 29
1 commentsshanxiApr 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius / RIC 293b / Obverse1 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII

Laureate head right
Nico BApr 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius / RIC 293b / Reverse0 viewsVOTA SUSCEPTA DEC III / COS IIII in ex.

Antoninus standing left sacrificing over tripod altar.
Nico BApr 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius / RIC 156 / Obverse 0 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP

Laureate head right
Nico BApr 24, 2015
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Antoninus Pius / RIC 156 / Reverse2 viewsTR POT COS IIII / LIB IIII in ex.

Liberalitas standing left with coin dispenser & cornucopiae.
Nico BApr 24, 2015
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Illyria, Dyrrhachium 229 - 100 B.C.1 viewsIllyria, Dyrrhachium 229 - 100 B.C. Ae 16.1~16.5mm. 4.49g. Obv: Laureate head Zeus of Dodona right, dotted border. Rev: ΦΙΛΩ/TA Magistrate Philotas, Tripod, ΔYP below all within a wreath. Ref.: SNG Cop. 511, BMC 167. ddwauApr 24, 2015
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BCC RI166 viewsRoman Imperial
Gallienus 253-268 CE
Silvered Antoninianus
Obv:GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left.
Rev:MARS VICTOR
Mars advancing right with shield
and spear, in ex: palm branch
23mm. 3.78g. Axis: 330
RIC V 649L Antioch Mint
1 commentsv-dromeApr 23, 2015
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BCC RI153 viewsRoman Imperial
Gallienus 253-268 CE
AR Antoninianus
Obv:IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev:PROVIDENTIA AVGG
Providentia standing left, with
rod and cornucopia, globe at feet.
21mm. 2.74g. Axis:15
RIC 159(j) Rome Mint
v-dromeApr 23, 2015
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PHRYGIA, LAODIKEIA3 viewsAfter 133 BC
AE 19 mm max. 5.55 g
O: Laureate, draped bust of Laodice or Aphrodite right.
R: LAODIKEWN, single cornucopiae, caduceus behind it to left
Phrygia, Laodikeia; cf SNG Cop 501-502; BMC 40-43; SNG Tuebingen
4127; SNG Munich 345-346
laneyApr 23, 2015
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267 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing2 viewsReference.
Spink 3540 var S. 1334 RIC. 267d

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. SALVS AVG
Salus standing right feeding snake coiled around altar.

3.36 gr.
19 mm
okidokiApr 23, 2015
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266 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Romulus6 viewsReference
RIC 266d; c. 1316

Scarce.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ROMVLO CONDITORI
Romulus advancing right, holding spear and trophy.

3.45 gr
1 commentsokidokiApr 23, 2015
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257 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Pietas standing8 viewsReference.
RIC 257; C.1029

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P.P.
Laureate head right.

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

3.01 gr
19 mm
1 commentsokidokiApr 23, 2015
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256 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Moneta standing4 viewsReference.
RIC 256 a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare-headed bust right. var.

Rev. MONET-A AVG
Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.

3.28 gr.
17 mm
1 commentsokidokiApr 23, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 749 var.12 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.0g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: DES IIII (around) S C (in field), Salus standing left, holding a long sceptre and feeding a snake coiling around an altar.
RIC 749var.(*); Strack 949; Banti 138 var.
Ex D. Ruskin, 1998; ex Mike R. Vosper (Colchester, UK)

(*) This is a rare variant only recorded by Strack (found only in the Vienna and Lückger collections) but not by RIC, Cohen, BMC nor Banti. The reverse type differs from RIC 749 ("Salus standing l., [...] holding rudder on globe") while a long sceptre is depicted on this coin. BM Catalogue, 1968 (see pp 265-266, Pl 39.13, 39.14 ).
Charles SApr 23, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 61913 viewsÆ sestertius (23.57g, 31mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: REX ARMENIIS DATVS [around] S C [in ex.] Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head turned left, placing a tiara on the head of the Armenian king, standing left, wearing short tunica and cloak, his right hand raised and holding a roll in his left.
RIC 619 [R]; BMC 1272; Cohen 686; Strack 851; Banti 322 (22 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:42; Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4209.
ex The New York Sale XX jan 2009; ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 147 lot 2159, March 2006
Charles SApr 23, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 60716 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,67g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: IOVI STATORI (around) S C (field), Jupiter, naked, standing front, holding long sceptre and thunderbolt.
RIC 607 (rare); BMCRE 1247 var. (hd. left; note: variant with hd. right not in B.M.); Cohen 460; Strack 835 (3 spec. for hd. r.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 188 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4184.
Ex CNG 91
2 commentsCharles SApr 23, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius , RIC 626 21 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.82g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS II!, laurate head right
Rev.: S C, Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her dress.
RIC 626; BMC 1289; Cohen 754; Strack 871; Banti 367 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4223.
ex Lodge Antiquities (UK, 2015)
Charles SApr 23, 2015
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7 viewsA little six tray "mini-cabinet" built for a collector to display her collection of Lincoln cents....plus a few larger spaces to hold some Native American arrowheads.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Apr 23, 2015
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PISIDIA Selge Hadrianus AE 19 Thunderbolt6 viewsReference.
SNG France 2010-12

Obv. KAICAR ADRIANOC
laureate bust right

Rev. CEΛΓΕΩΝ/SELGEWN
thunderbolt, bow with stag heads on top.

6.21 gr
20 mm
okidokiApr 23, 2015
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Sicily, Menaion, Herakles, Club7 viewsSicily, Menaion
Ae Tetras (200-150 BC)
Obv.: Bearded head of Herakles right.
Rev.: MENA / INΩΝ, Club; three pellets (mark of value) to right.
AE, 2.48g, 15mm
Ref.: CNS 12, HGC 2, 763
Ex Pecunem 29
shanxiApr 23, 2015
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MACRINUS9 views217 - 218 AD
AE 27 mm; 14.35 g
(struck under governor Statius Longinus)
O: Laureate head of Macrinus right
R: Zeus seated lleft holding long scepter and patera
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis
AMNG 1720-1723
laneyApr 23, 2015
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sala, Demos, Hermes 4 viewsLydia, Sala
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Reign of Trajan
Obv.: ΔHMOC CAΛHNΩN, laureate and draped bust of bearded Demos right.
Rev.: ANΔPO[--]EP[---] Hermes standing left with kerykeion and purse.
AE, 3.3g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG Cop. 416; SNG von Aulock 3107
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
shanxiApr 23, 2015
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Republic, 67BC, C Calpurnius Piso L F Frugi6 viewsC Calpurnius Piso L F Frugi
Denarius, 67 BC, Rome
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, wheel behind
Rev.: [C] PISO L F FRV, Horseman with palm, star above
Ag, 17mm, 3.89g
Ref.: Cr.408/1a, Syd.850f.
(scratches strongly enhanced by photo light)
Ex Numismatik Lanz, Auction 158, Lot 355
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 225, Lot 1947
Ex Pecunem 29, Lot 505
shanxiApr 23, 2015
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Trebonianus Gallus, (251 - 253 A.D.)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate draped bust right.
R: AETERNITAS AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and hem of robe.
Rome Mint 253 A.D.
4.2g
22mm
RIC 30; RSC 13
3 commentsMatApr 23, 2015
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Constantine8 viewsConstantine AE Follis. 326-327 AD. CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right / PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets and star above, Mintmark NDelta

Nicomedia
RIC VII 144,Delta
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 23, 2015
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Severus Alexander7 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 23, 2015
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Ilkhan:Uljaytu (1304-1316) AR 2 dirhams, AH710, Amul Mint (Album-2184B)4 viewsObv: In double circle, ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah) followed by ﻋﻠﻰ ﻭﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (Ali is the vicegerent of God), with ﺑﺴﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻜﺮﻳﻢ (In the name of God, the Holy) around; in the margin, the Twelve Imams, normally as follows, ﺍﻟﻠﻬﻢ ﺻﻠﻰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﺴﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭ ﺟﻌﻔﺮ ﻭ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ()
Rev: Within a quatrelobe, ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﻮﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﻣﺎﻟﻚ ﺭﻗﺎﺏ ﺍﻻﻣﻢ ﺍﻭﻟﺠﺎﻳﺘﻮ ﺳﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﻏﻴﺎﺙ ﺍﻟﺪﻧﻴﺎ ﻭﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺧﺪﺍﺑﻨﺪﻩ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺧﻠﺪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (); around, four segments; in upper left segment, لله الامر من قبل ومن بعد (God is before and after); in upper right, in Uighur, xxx; in lower right and lower left segments, the mint and date, ﺿﺮﺏ أمل ﺳﻨﺔ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ ()
SpongeBobApr 23, 2015
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1 viewsSpongeBobApr 23, 2015
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Vespasian RIC 3627 viewsRIC II, part 1, 362; RSC II 618; BMCRE II 74; BnF III 60; Hendin 771; SRCV I 2317

3.357g, 18.6mm, 180o, Rome mint, 72 A.D.;

obverse IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right

reverse VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, with right placing wreath on legionary standard standing before her, palm frond in left over shoulder
1 commentsrenegade3220Apr 23, 2015
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Titus RIC 2012 viewsTitus RIC 20
AR denarius
Rome Mint, 79 AD, after July 1st
RIC 20 (R2), BMC pg. 227 note, RSC 282
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Capricorn l.; below, globe


Much rarer than the right facing portrait.

Though considered by the ancient writers as "the darling of the world", Titus is scowling in this portrait.
_________________

Purchased from eBay

Sold 25Apr2015 to Lucas Harsh Collection
3 commentsrenegade3220Apr 23, 2015
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Domitian RIC 10817 viewsRIC 1081[vesp]
sear5 #2643 Domitian Denarius. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI Laureate head right / PRINCEPS

IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands before legionary eagle. RSC 393.

or

RIC 96[titus]
sear5 #2673 Domitian, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 80 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate

head right / PRINCEPTS IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow. RSC 395.
renegade3220Apr 23, 2015
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Domitian RIC 6905 viewsRIC 690 Domitian Denarius. 90 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII, laureate head right /

IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and

shield, owl at feet. RSC 262.
renegade3220Apr 23, 2015
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BITHYNIA, Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian. AD 117-138. 15 viewsObverse : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB Laureate head right .
Reverse : KOI-NON Octastyle temple; BEIΘYNIAC in exergue, prow of galley right. SNG von Aulock 283 var. (bare head); SNG Copenhagen 324 var. (same). Good a VF, brown patina, some roughness.
Æ (33mm, 25.11 g, 6h).
8 commentsSamApr 22, 2015
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Severus Alexander / RIC 246 / Obverse7 viewsIMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG

Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
1 commentsNico BApr 22, 2015
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Severus Alexander / RIC 246 / Reverse4 viewsMARS VLTOR

Mars walking or striding right, holding with spear and shield.
Nico BApr 22, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/etendard/volute, -100/-502 viewsArgent, 2,33 g, 16 mm
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval à gauche, volute dessus, étandard dessous
Réfs : Dicomon, ARV-3824 ; BnF 3824 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 155 ; DT 3526
GabalorApr 22, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue/oiseau, -100/-502 viewsArgent fourré, 2,54 g, 14 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, roue dessus, oiseau dessous
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3794 ; LT 3794 ; BnF 3784-3794, 3796-3802 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 176 ; DT 3551.
GabalorApr 22, 2015
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Bronze CICEDU BRI/EPAD, -75/-503 viewsBronze, 2,51 g, 18 mm.
A/ Tête à droite, étoilebouletée derrière, CICIIDV BRI devant
R/ Cavalier au galop à droite portant une lance, deux S couchés dessous, IIPAD en exergue
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3894 ; LT 3894 ; BnF 3886-3899 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 200 ; DT 3594-3595 ; RIG, type 106.
GabalorApr 22, 2015
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Fraction - cheval/roue (?), argent, -100/-602 viewsArgent, 0,33 g, 7 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, chevelure à grosses mèches et favori.
R/ Cheval à gauche, roue dessous (?)
Réfs : Même style d'avers que sur les Nash 374 (BN 3854, 0,47 g) et Nash 375 (BN 3859, 0,51 g). Le revers semble correspondre à la Nash 375 avec une volute non visible.
Ce style de portrait avec ce traitement de coiffure est proche des denier à la roue ornée et des denier roue/oiseau.
GabalorApr 22, 2015
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888 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 130-31 AD Sabina11 viewsReference.
Emmett 888.15 (R5); Köln 1030 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 1260; K&G 32.507;

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. CABEINA CEBACTH L I-E (date) across field.
Sabina seated left, holding two grain ears and scepter.

12.33 gr
23 mm
12h
Rare Depiction of Sabina Enthroned
2 commentsokidokiApr 22, 2015
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882 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 127-28 AD Ptah-Hephaistos standing7 viewsReference.
Emmett 882.12; Köln 981; Dattari (Savio) 1448; K&G 32.457; BMC pg.76 635-636, SNG Cop.-

Obv. ΑVTKAI TPAIAΔPIACEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. LΔωΔΕ ΚΑΤΟV
Ptah-Hephaistos standing facing, head right, holding scepter and tongs.

11.29 gr
25mm
11h.

Scarce representation of this syncretic deity.
2 commentsokidokiApr 22, 2015
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Hetoum II AE Kardez Sis2 viewsHetoum II
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1289-1303 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: +ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Hetoum King of the Armenians), King Hetoum, seated in oriental style, holding a Mace with his right hand.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԱ... (overstruck in Arabic script, during Mamluk conquest?)

Weight: 2.92 g
Diameter: 21 x 19.9 x 0.8 mm
Die axis: 270°
Mint: Sis
MasisApr 22, 2015
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.3 viewsAlexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C. Ae 18.5~18.7mm 5.43 gm. Antioch, ca. 125-122 BC. Obv: Diademed and radiate head of Alexander right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY Two intertwined cornucopias; to left, Σ above grain ear; A to right. HGC 9, --. SC 2235.1f. SNG Spaer 2310. SNG Cop. 370.ddwauApr 22, 2015
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Galerius as Caesar, Trier mint2 viewsGalerius as Caesar
Reigned as Caesar 293-305
Trier Mint

O: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate bust right

R: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius naked with chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, B in left field, gamma in right, TR mintmark in exergue



RIC VI Trier 213b
GaoApr 22, 2015
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Diocletian Aquileia2 viewsDiocletian
Reigned 284-305

O: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Laureate bust right

R: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, AQS mintmark

RIC VI Aquileia 29a
GaoApr 22, 2015
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Constantius I Carthage3 viewsConstantius I as Caesar
Reigned as Caesar 293-305

O: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right

R: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL. KART, Carthago standing looking left with fruits in both hands
GaoApr 22, 2015
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Maximianus Alexandria Nummus2 viewsMaximianus
reigned 286-305
coin stuck 300

O: IMP CMA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate bust right
R: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius naked, chlamys over left shoulder holding patera from which liquid flows, cornucopiae, XXI in left field, B in right, faint ALE mintmark in exergue.

RIC VI Alexandria 30b
GaoApr 22, 2015
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Bronze engraved bracelet12 viewsIntact (Roman?) Bronze engraved bracelet.

Engraved on both sides with the same motif.

Alternating pattern of lines and chevrons starting on both ends. Triangle on both sides with punch marks around and tree or leaf motif within. Leaf with stem (arrow?) on the ends.

Bronze

14.11g

Pannonia

Some original patina remains but entire piece treated with Jax brown patina and then waxed.
1 commentsJay GT4Apr 21, 2015
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0054a, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P COS II, Clasped hands,23 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0054a, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P COS II, Clasped hands,
avers: ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P, Bare head right.
revers: TR-P-COS-II, Clasped hands holding caduceus and grain-ears.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,64g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 139 A.D., ref: RIC-III-54a, p-, RSC-872,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 21, 2015
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Sicily, Hemilitron, Messana, 412-408 BC, AE Sicilië2 viewsReference. rare
Caltabiano 656; SNG ANS 390

Obv. ΠΕΛΩΡΙΑΣ
Head of nimph Peloria left, around two dolphins,

Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΩΝ
Trident flanked by hare at left. and shell at right.

3.46 gr
15 mm
okidokiApr 21, 2015
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Amisos in Pontos, AE 20 120-80 BC1 viewsReference.
RegGen 24. (p.53); SNGBMC 1209

Obv.
head of Dionysos right

Rev. AMISOU
cista mystica, on which rest panther skin and thyrsus

with monograms

8.84 gr
20 mm
okidokiApr 21, 2015
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Domitian , RIC 733 , Obverse 4 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI

Laureate head right
Nico BApr 21, 2015
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Domitian / RIC 733 / Reverse6 viewsIMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P

Minerva standing left, holding spear
Nico BApr 21, 2015
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CAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Hadrianus (117-138). Hemidrachm. Dated RY 4. 7 viewsReference.
BMC 140f

Obv: ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤ.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: ΕΤ Δ.
Nike advancing right with shouldered palm branch in left and wreath in raised right hand; legend to right.

1.2 gr
15 mm.
1 commentsokidokiApr 21, 2015
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Aemilian antoninianus with the Marti Pacif reverse17 viewsAemilian. Antoninianus. Rome mint. AD 253.
Observe : IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse : MAR-TI PACIF. Mars advancing left, holding branch in right hand, spear and shield in left.
RIC IV 15.

Very well struck.
labienusApr 21, 2015
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena / mirrored reverse1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: mirrored !! - ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.23g, 11mm
Ref.: ---
shanxiApr 21, 2015
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Domitian RIC-4296 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 429 (C), BMC 90, RSC 193
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
VF

Part of the first issue of 86, this denarius features the most common Minerva type (M3) for the issue. Not a die match with the RIC plate coin, however, it appears the same hand engraved both. Judging by the patina and flan condition it may possibly be a detectorist find.

In fine style and a decent specimen despite the flan chip. Forgive the poor photo quality which of course does it no justice.
David AthertonApr 21, 2015
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Roman Lead (Seal), sheet LEG•II-?AR, #01,43 viewsRoman Lead (Seal), sheet LEG•II-?AR, #01,

diameter: 33x11x3,5mm,
weight: 7,69g,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransApr 21, 2015
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Mesembria Thrace, (2nd Century B.C.)21 viewsÆ17
O: Diademed female head right.
R: ΜΕΣΑΜΒΡΙΑΝΩΝ, Athena Promachos advancing left holding shield and brandishing javelin, crested helmet inner left.
Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint
5.1g
17mm
SNG BM 284 ff., SGCV I 1677, SNG Cop 660, SNG Stancomb 236,

Mesembria (Mesambria) was a Doric settlement on an island at the Black Sea coast. Today a man-made isthmus connects it to the mainland. The modern name is Nesebar, an important seaside resort. Several ancient churches and ruins are preserved on the peninsula.
2 commentsMatApr 21, 2015
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Julian Siliqua 25 viewsJulian II "The Apostate"
AD 361-363
AR Siliqua
Constantia (Arles) mint
RIC 297

O: DN IVLIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: VOTIS V MVLTIS X in wreath, TCON in exergue
GaoApr 21, 2015
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Julian Siliqua 13 viewsJulian II "The Apostate"
AD 361-363
AR Siliqua
Constantia (Arles) mint
RIC 297

O: DN IVLIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: VOTIS V MVLTIS X in wreath, TCON in exergue
GaoApr 21, 2015
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Tetricus I (Caius Pius Esuvius Tetricus (271-274 A.D.)4 viewsRIC V-2 100, Sear 11243, Van Meter 6

AE Antoninianus, 1.92 g., 19.42 mm. max., 0°

Cologne mint, struck in 272-273 A.D.

Obv: IMP C TETRICUS PF AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive-branch and vertical scepter.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpApr 21, 2015
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BCC RI144 viewsRoman Imperial
Salonina, wife of Gallienus
253-268 CE Antoninianus
Obv: SALONINA AVG diad.
and draped bust, on crescent.
Rev: IVNO REGINA Juno
std. left holding patera and
scepter, with peacock at feet.
22.5mm. 3.43gm. Axis:180
RIC V 30(j) Antioch Mint
v-dromeApr 21, 2015
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Teos, Ionia5 views478 - 449 B.C.
Silver Tetartemorion
0.23 gm, 7 mm
Obv.: Head of griffin right
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square, quarters divided by incuse lines
SNG Kayhan 602 (same dies?);
Rosen 393;
Balcer gp XXXIII or LXXIV
Ex-Forvm GA73433
JaimelaiApr 20, 2015
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Kyzikos Mysia Lion and Boar13 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C. Silver Hemiobol, 0.395g, 10.3mm, 45o, SNG Kayhan 57 ff.; SNG BnF 375; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120; SNGvA -,
OBV: forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind;
REV: head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square;

During the Peloponnesian War, 431 - 404 B.C., Cyzicus was subject alternately to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia. Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.

EX: Forum Ancient Coins
2 commentsSRukkeApr 20, 2015
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Mysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-17, SNG Cop-360, ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right,42 viewsMysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-17, SNG Cop-360, ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right, with Owl countermark.
revers: ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,06g, axes: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 200-0 B.C., ref: SNG Cop-360, Weber 5182-5183, BMC 135-138, Sear Greek 3974,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransApr 20, 2015
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Antique, AR-Axe-shape, pendant or ear ring, #0138 viewsAntique, AR-Axe-shape, pendant or ear ring, #01
type: Silver pendant or ear ring
size: 10,5x21mm,
weight: 0,91g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransApr 20, 2015
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Bar Kokhba Revolt AE Middle Bronze3 viewsBar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AE middle bronze (24mm, 12.52 g, 11h). year 1 (AD 132/3). 'Simon, Prince of Israel', palm branch within wreath / 'Year One of the Redemption of Israel', wide lyre of five strings. EFOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Bronze MOTUIDIACA,-90/-50. 3 viewsBronze, 2,54 g, 20 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche avec collier de perles (portrait inhabituel pour ce type)
R/ Hippocampe à gauche, MOTVIDIACA autour.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3994 ; LT 3994 ; BnF 3990-4005 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 242 ; DT série 1193 ; RIG, type 208.
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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Bronze DONNADU, -90/-502 viewsBronze, 2,13 g, 19 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, anneau centré d'un point derrière, DONNADV devant.
R/ Cavalier au galop à droite, deux S couchés dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3921 ; LT 3921 ; BnF 3921-3930 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 240 ; DT série 1223 ; RIG, type 138.
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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Constantine I AE Follis3 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. AE Follis (20mm, 2.76 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 328. Laurel and rosette-diademed head right / CONSTANTINI ANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, head right, holding palm frond in each hand; to left, bound captive seated left, head right, at base of trophy; A-//CONS. Good VF, black patinaOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Bronze du type ADCANAUNOS, -75/-502 viewsBronze, 2,26 g, 17,5 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, Pas de trace de légende, le grènetis est trop proche.
R/ Cheval au pas à gauche, volute dessus, peut être un anneau pointé dessous (?).
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3868 var. ; DT série 1211.
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/quadrupede (?), -100/-502 viewsArgent, 2,21 g, 15 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval galopant à droite, quadrupède dessous (?).
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3825 ; BnF 3825 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 152 ; DT 3541
Cet exemplaire semble avoir été frappé avec des coins de statère.
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue et oiseau, -100/-502 viewsArgent, 2,12 g, 12 mm
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, roue perlée à quatre rayons dessus, oiseau dessous (?)
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3794 ; LT 3794 ; BnF 3784-3794, 3796-3802 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 176 ; DT 3551.
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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Helena AE Follis8 viewsHelena. As nobillissima femina. AD 306-324. AE Follis (20mm, 3.12 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Struck under Constantine I, AD 318-319. HELE NA N F, mantled bust right / Star of eight rays within laurel wreath. Choice EF, green patina, light smoothingOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Judaea, Roman Administration (Praefectorial). Tiberius. AE Prutah3 viewsJUDAEA, Roman Administration (Praefectorial). Tiberius. 14-37 CE. AE Prutah (16mm, 1.96 g, 12h). Struck under Pontius Pilate, praefectus Iudaeae. Dated RY 17 (30/1 CE). Lituus / LIZ (date) within wreath. VF, dark green patina with earthen depositsOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Achaia, Achaian League. Pallantion AR Triobol or Hemidrachm1 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Pallantion. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.03 g, 1h) Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram; in field, Π-Α-Λ; below, EY monogram and trident; all within laurel wreath. VF, some tooling and fields lightly smoothed on the obverseOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Arkadia, Mantinea AR Obol1 viewsARKADIA, Mantinea Circa 420-385 BC AR Obol (8mm, 0.94 g, 5h) Acorn / Large M within incuse. VF, minor prorsityOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Arkadia, Megalopolis AR Triobol or Hemidrachm2 viewsARKADIA, Megalopolis. Circa 100-80 BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.34 g, 2h). Laureate head of Zeus left / Pan seated left on rock, raising hand and holding logobolon; above knee, eagle flyibg left; monogram to lower left. Good VF, tonedOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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GALERIUS AE Follis2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: GENIO AVGVSTI CMH, Genius standing left, modius on head, chlamys over shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, SMNA in ex
Struck at Nicomedia 295 AD
7.6g, 26mm
RIC VI 54a, A
LegatusApr 20, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue lisse pointee/volute, -100/-502 viewsArgent, 1,96 g, 15 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop à gauche, dessous anneau lisse pointé au centre, volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3783 var. ; DT 3553B var. ; vente CGB E-auction 30-10024 (même type).
GabalorApr 20, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 112/LN12-C (KI)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 148-147 B.C

AE 16.66mm (Thickness 2.08mm), weight 3.02g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 112 below.
AradosApr 20, 2015
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8 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.

These are three examples in my collection.
paul1888Apr 20, 2015
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9 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 249. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. RIC IV 58; RSC 17.

paul1888Apr 20, 2015
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Roman, Gordian III8 viewsGordian III. A.D. 238-244. AR antoninianus (23 mm, 5.05 g, 6 h). Antioch, A.D. 238/9. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirased bust of Gordian III right / LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding pileus and scepter. RIC 186; RSC 127a. Superb EF, spectacular portrait nicely centered on a large flan with nearly full borders and excellent metal.
paul1888Apr 20, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 1427 Variant17 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. Ephesus Mint. 77-78 A.D. (2.98g, 17.4mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR PPP, laureate head right. Rev: AVG in oak wreath (no mark). RIC II 1427 Varian.

The interest in this coin is its identity. The Ephesus mint issued the AVG in an oak wreath with EPHE, V1427. An issue with the BY mark is known, but not listed in the RIC, and is tentatively identified as RIC 1422A. There appears to be no mark on this example. The tassel above the bottom of the wreath is clearly visible and not that worn, and any issue mark would likely be visible in that area.
3 commentsLucas HApr 20, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 13399 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. uncertain Spanish mint, 69-70 A.D. (3.42g, 18.0mm, 0 h.). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA; Libertas stg. l. with pileus and rod. RIC II 1339 (R2).

A fairly scarce coin from a short run from an unknown mint, but tentatively assigned to Spain, perhaps Tarraco. This was a fairly common reverse under Galba from his Spanish mint, and the left facing portraits were common there as well.

This example is a bit off center and has some wear, but the coin maintains a good weight. The die axis is interesting as well at an unusual zero degrees.
Lucas HApr 20, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 08485 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 76 A.D. (3.22g, 18.8mm, 6h ). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle, stg. front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l. RIC II 848, BMC 184, RSC 120.

Listed as common, the examples in this series with left facing portraits seem to be difficult to come by in decent condition.
Lucas HApr 20, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 14756 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. . Uncertain Asian Mint (“o” mint) 76 A.D. (2.79g, 18.9mm, 6h ). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right, small “o” under head (not visible on this example). Rev: FIDES PVBL; hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears. RIC II 1475, BMC 490, RSC 163a, RPC 1452.

Another example from the “o” mint which produced a brief series in 76 A.D. Based on stylistic links, this is thought to have originated from Ephesus, but that is not certain. All of the coins from this series are scarce. This specimen is worn, but well centered.
Lucas HApr 20, 2015
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Marcian AE44 viewsMarcian. AE4. Constantinople. 450-457 AD.

OBV: DN MARCIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

REV: Monogram (type 2A: no symbol above, S below, L shape on right of monogram) within wreath. Mintmark CON.

REF: RIC X 543.
Gil-galadApr 20, 2015
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Hostilian, Mars 4 viewsHostilian
Antoninianus (AD 251)
Obv.: C VAL HOS MES QVINTVS N C, radiate and draped bust facing right
Rev.: MARS PROPVG, Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield
Ag, 2.86g, 25x20mm
Ref.: RIC 176a
shanxiApr 20, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1146A(b), for Faustina Maior, sestertius of AD 1417 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.4g, Ø 33-35mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 141.
Obv.: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVG around, S C across field, Pietas standing left, putting incense on a burning candelabrum-altar, holding incense box.
RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1146A(b); BMCRE 1445; Cohen 240; Strack 1241; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 90 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4631.
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995).
Charles SApr 20, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1146A(a), for Faustina Maior, sestertius of AD 1416 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.0g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 141 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVG around, S C across field, Pietas standing l., dropping incense on a burning candelabrum-altar, holding incense box.
RIC Antoninus Pius 1146A(a); BMCRE 1443; Cohen 240 var. (obv. veiled bust); Strack 1241; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 85 (22 spec.) Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4631
Ex G.Henzen (Amerongen, 1994).
Charles SApr 20, 2015
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MACEDONIA, Amphipolis. Hadrian 117-138 AD AE 21 Artemis5 viewsReference.
BMC 99 (pag.55) Varbanov 3181; SNG ANS 181

Obv. KAICAP AΔPIANOC
Bare head right. (adjustment mark ear.)

Rev. AMΦΙΠΟ Λ εΙ Τω Ν
Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, riding on bull charging right.

6.16 gr
21 mm
okidokiApr 20, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1128, for Faustina Maior, sestertius of AD 147-161 6 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.8g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 141-161 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Rev.: CERES around, S C across field, Ceres standing left, holding corn ears right and long torch left.
RIC Antoninus Pius 1128(a); BMCRE 1526; Cohen 137; Strack 1273; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 44 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4641 v. (veiled bust)
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995).
Charles SApr 20, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1116, for Faustina Maior, sestertius of AD 147-161 5 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.9g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147-161 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Rev.: AVGVSTA around, S C across field, Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding two corn ears and torch.
RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1116; Cohen 79; BMCRE 1509; Strack 1286; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 35 (12 spec.)Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4614.
Charles SApr 20, 2015
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Caligula AE as5 viewsGaius 'Caligula' (AD 37-41). AE as (29mm, 11.8 g, 6h). Rome, AD 37-38. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head of Caligula left / VESTA, Vesta seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter, S C across field. RIC 38. Untouched dark green patina. Detailed portrait, exceptional strike. Choice EFOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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A Plautius AR Denarius2 viewsA Plautius (55 BC) AR denarius (3.99g) Rome. Head of Cybele right / Camel and kneeling figure holding palm branch right. Hendin 1443. Crawford 431/1. Toned, VFOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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M Aemilius Sacurus and P Plautius Hypsaeus AR Denarius3 viewsM Aemilius Sacurus and P Plautius Hypsaeus (58 BC) AR denarius (3.77 g) Rome. Camel and kneeling figure right / Jupiter in quadriga left. Crawford 422/1b. Hendin 1414. VFOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Achaia, Achaian League AR Triobol or Hemidrachm1 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Tegea. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.31 g, 9h) Laureate head of Zeus right/ Achaian League monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Benner 4; BCD Peolponnesos 1744; HCG 6, 1075. VF, tonedOctopus GrabusApr 20, 2015
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Roman Empire, Diadumenian denarius Ric 10245 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar. 218 AD. AR Denarius 3.04 g.

O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind. RIC IV 102 (Macrinus); BMCRE 87 (Macrinus); RSC 3.
4 commentsNemonaterApr 20, 2015
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Claudius II Gothicus (Marcus Aurelius Claudius) (268-270 A.D.)3 viewsRIC V-1 261, Sear 11462, Van Meter 44/1

BI Antoninianus, 2.50 g., 16.58 mm. max., 0°

Milan mint, struck posthumously in 270 A.D. under Quintillus and/or Aurelian

Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO, radiate head right.

Rev: CO[NSECR]ATIO, altar with flames above, front divided into four sections with dot in each section

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB2.
StkpApr 20, 2015
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Antoninus Pius Clasped Hands7 viewsAntoninus Pius AD 138-161 AR Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII - Clasped hands over corn ears and caduceus
Rome mint: AD 145-161
RIC III, 136, page 43 - Cohen 344 - RCV II not listed.
nlindquiApr 19, 2015
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5 viewsnlindquiApr 19, 2015
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius6 viewsMark Antony. 32-31 BC.
AR Legionary Denarius (3.40 gm). ANT. AVG IIIVIR. R. P. C., praetorian galley right / LEG V, aquila between two legionary standards.
Crawford 544/18; Sydenham 1221; RSC 32.
1 commentsnlindquiApr 19, 2015
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PHRYGIA, Trajanopolis. Hadrian AE 15 Athena standing10 viewsReference.
BMC 24 (pag. 428)

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KAICAP
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder,and across back of neck, seen from front

Rev. ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ
Athena standing right, holding spear and shield

1.92 gr
15 mm
1 commentsokidokiApr 19, 2015
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Hadrian sestertius sesterce Hadrien11 views- Sesterce, Hadrien, 117-138 (Bronze) RIC 610, Cohen 1075 250
Avers : Buste d’Hadrien cuirassé à droite.
Revers : Ceres debout à gauche, tenant des épis de blé de la main droite et une longue torche de la main gauche . P M TR P - COS III/ S|C
3 commentsbgautApr 19, 2015
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Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing3 viewsReference.
RIC 785

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate bust right.

Rev. SALVS AVG SC.
Salus standing right, feeding out of patera in left hand, snake coiled around altar.

22.63 gr.
30.00 mm
okidokiApr 19, 2015
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779 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD winged Nemesis10 viewsReference.
RIC 779 d; C. 1374; BMC 1549; Strack 704
Scarce

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG. COS. III. P. P
Laureate head right.

Rev. S. C.
Nemesis, winged, advancing right, holding out fold of dress in apotropaic gesture, and holding branch

29.32 gr
32 mm
2 commentsokidokiApr 19, 2015
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746 Hadrian Orichalcum sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian11 viewsReference. Rare
RIC 746;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG. COS. III. P. P
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. DISCIPLINA AVG. S. C.
Hadrian advancing right, holding roll, followed by three soldiers carrying standards and an officer holding a staff.

32 mm
23,04 gr
6h.
3 commentsokidokiApr 19, 2015
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638 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Virtus standing3 viewsReference.
C.356, RIC.638, BMC.1307

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Virtus standing left, foot resting on helmet, holding parazonium and reversed spear.

27.92 gr
30 mm
okidokiApr 19, 2015
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637 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Aequitas standing6 viewsReference.
RIC 637

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III S C.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod.

25.66 gr
31 mm

Note.
Aequitas is the Latin concept of justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness.
It is the origin of the English word "equity". In ancient Rome, it could refer to either the legal concept of equity, or fairness between individuals.

During the Roman Empire, Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins.
She is depicted on coins holding a cornucopiae and a balance scale (libra), which was more often a symbol of "honest measure" to the Romans than of justice.
(Wiki)

Ex American Numismatic Society #1001.1.22972.
okidokiApr 19, 2015
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THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian 117-38 AD AE Diassarion Athena standing6 viewsReference.
SNGCop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127

Nikomachos, strategos.

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. (monogram) OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

3.74 gr
21 mm
okidokiApr 19, 2015
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Indo-Roman imitation (5th century) AE437 viewsObv.: Diademed head of emperor right Rev.: Female figure surrounded by veil? Field: S C? Diameter: 13.92 mm Weight: 1.2 grams

This Indo-Roman imitation, according to Weerakoddy, should be connected to the invasion of Sri Lanka from South India by a certain Pandu who, according to the Mahavamsa, ruled the island from A.D. 433-460. He further suggests that most of the coin hoards from Sri Lanka may represent temple donations and payments made to soldiers during Pandu's reign. The abandoning of these hoards may have been the result of disturbances that accompanied the Sinhala rebellion led by Dhatusena, which ended South Indian rule of the island in A.D. 460. Weerakkody also states that these imitative bronzes have been found in great numbers on the island, often as part of large hoards. Many are in private collections, of unknown provenience, or inadequately published. In general, the coins are very worn, and when their context is known it is often a good deal later than the date that they were struck.

(http://www.ancientimports.com/cgi-bin/category.pl?id=544)
Nick.vdwApr 18, 2015
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Hadrianus (117-138) denarius (AR)28 viewsObv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG (Heroic, laureate bust right) Rev.: P M TR P COS III (Concordia std. left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under seat) Exergue: CONCORD Diameter: 18.52 mm. Weight: 3.40 g. RIC 118b1 commentsNick.vdwApr 18, 2015
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S.856 Aethelred I (Ceolbald)9 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Ceolbald
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Pirie unlisted
Phase Ia
O: +AEDILRED
R: +CEOLBALD
Motif: 5/5

This coin depicts Ceolbald's most common design, that of a boss inside a pellet circle. Similar to Pirie 19 (?same dies). Appears to be from the same dies as EMC 2005.0125 (not the same coin)

Ex- eBay
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.867 Redwulf (Hwaetnoth)3 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Hwaetnoth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
O:+REDVVLF REX
R: +HVAETNDD
Motif: 1/1

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.869 Osberht (Aethelhelm)4 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria 849-867
Moneyer: Aethelhelm
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 869
O: +OSBRCHT
R: +EDELHELM
Motif: 1/1

Aethelhelm also struck coins for Archbishop Wigmund.

Ex- eBay
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.860 Eanred (Hwaetred)2 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Hwaetred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: +EANRED REX
R: +HVAETRED
Motif: 1/1

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.860 Eanred (Daegberct)4 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Daegberct
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
Phase Ib
O: +EANRED REX
R: +DAEGBERCT
Motif: 1/1

Ex- Holding History Coins, CNG eAuction 342 (lot 1058 [part]), Peter Moffat
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Pirie 192
O: +EDELRED REX
R: +LEOFDEJN
Motif: S1b/2b

Another of Leofthegn's "special designs." This coin features a hammer cross with staff.

Ex- eBay
NapApr 18, 2015
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S.868 Aethelred II (Eardwulf)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (second reign) 844-850
Moneyer: Eardwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 868
O: +EDILRED REX
R: +EARDVVLF (retrodrade)

Ex-eBay
NapApr 18, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 1 franc - 1867 Paris.1 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,96 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 1 F // 1867, aigle, foudre, légion d'honneur et septres au centre.
Réfs : F.-215.4 (12.131.428 ex.)
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 5 francs - 1866 Paris.1 viewsOr, 17 mm, 1,61 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à droite.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS. Dans une couronne de feuillages, 5 FRANCS 1866.
Réfs : F.-502.9 (1.948.610 ex.).
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 25 centimes - 1846 Paris.1 views25 centimes, argent, 1,24 g, 15 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 25 CENT 1846 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-167.6 (1.748.130 ex.).
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Louis-Philippe I - 1 franc - 1832 la Rochelle.1 views1 francs, argent, 4,79 g, 23 mm.
A/ LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, tête laurée de Louis-Philippe à droite.
R/ 1 FRANC 1832 dans une couronne de feuillages nouée à la base.
Réfs : F-210.5 (79.992 ex.).
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Louis XVIII - 1 franc - 1824 Bayonne.1 viewsArgent, 4,56 g, 23 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ Ecu de France couronné accosté de 1 et F et de rameaux. 1824 dessous.
Réfs : Le Franc, type 206.61 (53.653 exemplaires)
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - Demi franc - 1809 Lyon1 viewsArgent, 18 mm, 2,39 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête laurée de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1809 D, dans une couronne de deux branches de laurier, DEMI FRANC.
Réfs : F.178.3 (43.031 ex.)
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 1 franc - AN 13 Paris1 viewsArgent, 23 mm, 4,86 g.
A/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR, tête de Napoléon à droite.
R/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1808 BB, dans une couronne de deux branches de laurier, 1 FRANC.
Réfs : F.201.14 (2.452.806 ex.)
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 1 centime - AN 7, Paris1 viewsBronze, 15 mm, 2,04 g.
53/50 perles
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ En trois lignes, UN // CENTIME // L'AN 7.
Réfs : F.100.8
GabalorApr 18, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 106/NL 11-C (KH)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 154-153 B.C

AE 16.79mm (Thickness 2.15mm), weight 2.45g, die axis = 11h (330 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 106 below.
AradosApr 18, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius Sestertius, RIC 60817 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.89g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: IVNONI SISPITAE around, S C across field, Juno Sospita wearing goat skin advancing right preceded by a snake, brandishing javelin and holding shield which is pinched in the middle.
RIC 608; Cohen 473; BMCRE 1248; Strack 837; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 201 (7 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4186
ex iNumis, Paris, March 2009

This issue is part of a series of coins struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome, figuring scenes from Ancient Roman legends. Juno Sospita was the goddess of Lanuvium, the birthplace of Pius, and one of the most ancient figures in the Roman pantheon.
Charles SApr 18, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius Sestertius, RIC 85515 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.7g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: COS IIII (around) S C (low across field), Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
RIC 855; BMCRE 1823; Cohen 232; Strack 1019; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 100 (53 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4162
Charles SApr 18, 2015
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Galba5 viewsGALBA. 68-69 AD. AE As. Spanish mint (Tarraco?), 9.1g, 29mm

OBV: SER GALBA IMP AVGVSTVS, Laureate head left, globe at point of head portrait.

REV: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S-C, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.

REF:
Gil-galadApr 18, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)3 viewsRIC V S-164, Göbl 738b, CT 1386, Sear 10178, Van Meter 19/2

BI Antoninianus, 3.30 g., 21.39 mm. max., 180°

Rome mint, eighth officina, tenth emission, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267-268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking left cradling a trophy/rudder in his left arm and holding a globe in his outstretched right hand. H in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Apollo invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. The connection between Apollo and the centaur is obscure.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpApr 18, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)3 viewsRIC V S-177, Göbl 728b, CT 1361, Sear 10199, Van Meter 49/1

BI Antoninianus, 2.51 g., 20.75 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, fifth officina, tenth emission, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267-268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: DIANAE CONS AVG, doe walking right, looking left. E in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Diana invoking her protection against the revolt of Aureolus. As goddess of the hunt, Diana is often portrayed as a huntress accompanied by a deer.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpApr 18, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)4 viewsRIC V S-230, Göbl 713b, CT 1341, Sear 10281, Van Meter 153

BI Antoninianus, 3.01 g., 20.14 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, second officina, tenth emission, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267-268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: LIBERO • P [•] CONS AVG, tigress walking left. B in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Apollo invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. The tiger was sacred to Liber Pater (or the Greek Dionysus or Bacchus).

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpApr 18, 2015
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19 views12 tray cabinet

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Apr 18, 2015
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Vespasian 22 viewsCappadocia, Vespasian (69-79), AR Didrachm, Caesarea, c. AD 76-77;
O: ΑYΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΟYECΠΑCΙΑΝΟC CEΒΑCΤΟC, laureate head right.
R: NIKH - CEBACTH, Nike standing r., holding palm branch and wreath. RPC 1647
4 commentsNemonaterApr 18, 2015
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ROME REPUBLIC, ANONYMOUS SEMIS. POST 211 BC. Saturn3 viewsReference:
Crawford 56/3 ; Sydenham 143a.

Obv.
Laureate head of Saturn right, behind S.

Rev. S above and ROMA below
Prow of galley right.

7.43 gr
22 mm
okidokiApr 17, 2015
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MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Augustus AE 21 27 BC - 14 AD3 viewsReference.
RPC 1630 or 1631

Obv. TI KAISAR SEBASTOS (ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ)
Bare head right

Rev. AMFIPOLITWN (ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ)
Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above.

6.17 gr
21 mm
okidokiApr 17, 2015
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TR-No.TDHC 1-64/LH12-D (KG)10 viewsPhoenicia, Tripolis 98-97 B.C

AE 16.59mm (Thickness 1.76mm), weight 2.25g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right.

Reverse: Dioscuri on horseback, charging right with couched spears, below horses hooves TΡIΠΩΛITWN & Triphylian era date 1-64 (104-41 B.C).
AradosApr 17, 2015
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JUDAEA, Caesarea Maritima. Hadrian AE 23 Tyche standing4 viewsReference.
SNG ANS 769

Obv: IMP TRA HADRIANO CA AVG
laureate and draped bust right

Rev: CIF AVG CAESAR
Tyche standing left, foot on harbor god, bust in right and scepter in left

7.47 gr
23 mm
okidokiApr 17, 2015
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 126-27 AD Athena standing Oxyrhynchites nome4 viewsReference. Oxyrhynchites nome Very Rare
Emmett 1218; Milne 1237p

Obv. AYT KAI TPAI ADPIA CEB
laureate head right.

Rev. LIA (Dated year 11). OΞVP,
Athena standing facing, head left, holding bipennis and Nike.

4.10 gr
20.2 mm
1 h
okidokiApr 17, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 576, Sestertius of AD 139 (crown series - Africa)3 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,92g, Ø 33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: AFRICA around, COS II in ex., S C in field, Africa wearing elephant headdress, standing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae, scorpion at her feet.
RIC 576 (*) var. (rev. Africa holding 'basket' instead of wreath); BMCRE 1175 var. (no scorpion on reverse); Cohen 21 (*) (15 fr); Strack 772 (4 collections); Banti 12 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4145 var.
Ex Almanumis (Gérard Krebs, Nîmes, France) (2015)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
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(*) the term "lion's head" and "tête de lion" in the description of the reverse in RIC 576 and Cohen 21 respectively is based on a misinterpretation of the reverse representation of the Paris specimen by Cohen and should be changed to "scorpion". It is correct in Strack 771.
Charles SApr 17, 2015
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0969 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 122-23 AD Euthenia6 viewsReference. R5
Emmett 969.7; Milne 1039; Kamp 32.228

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
laureate bust right

Rev. L Z (year 7)
Euthenia reclinging left, holding grain-ear and poppy, on andro-sphinx

16.30 gr
34 mm
okidokiApr 17, 2015
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Trajan Decius, RIC 112a, Sestertius of AD 249-2515 viewsÆ Sestertius (16.41g, , 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 249-251.
Obv.: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: DACIA around, S C low in field, Dacia, wearing robe reaching her feet, standing left, holding staff with ass's head.
RIC 112a; Cohen 18
Ex Jean Elsen & Fils, Auction 98 (dec. 2008)
Charles SApr 17, 2015
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Valerian, RIC 157, Sestertius of AD 253-2603 viewsÆ Sestertius (14,58g, Ø 29mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 253-260.
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
Rev.: FELICITAS AVGG, S C, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae..
RIC 157
Ex Nomisma Numismatic Auction no.46, 2012.
Charles SApr 17, 2015
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RPC II 1937 Vespasianus35 viewsObv : AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, right, with aegis
Rev : ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY B, Eagle standing, right, on thunderbolt; in right field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (25.83 mm 14.11 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem in 69-70 A.D. (1st group)
RPC 1937, Prieur 104
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 17, 2015
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Gloria exercitus for Constans from the Trier mint28 viewsConstans. Trier mint. Circa A.D. 335-337.
1.93grs & 16mm.
Observe : Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from rear. Around : FL IVL CONSTANS NOB CAES.
Reverse : Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them one standard. Around : GLORIA EXERCITVS.
in ex. dot TRP dot
RIC VII Trier 593
1 commentslabienusApr 17, 2015
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 132/133, Hadrian, Nilus9 viewsHadrian
Egypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΣΕΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev.: L IZ, Nilus reclining left, holding reed in right hand, cornucopia in left; crocodile below
Billon, 13.12g, 24.9x23mm
Ref.: Dattari 1434 var. Milne 1351.
2 commentsshanxiApr 17, 2015
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RPC-1648-Vespasian31 viewsAR Didrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
RPC 1648 (9 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: NIKH CEBACTH; Nike on elongated base, advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
VF

At first glance this didrachm appears to be the common Nike type struck at Caesarea, Cappadocia, but upon closer inspection one discovers it is in fact a rare, often overlooked, variant. Nike is seen here advancing right on an elongated base (the horizontal line in exergue). The more common version of this type has no such base. RPC consulted 24 specimens of the non base type and only 9 with the base, just to illustrate how much rarer this variant is. Oddly enough, RPC describes the non base type as Nike "standing right", as opposed to those with the base as"advancing right". Why this is so I cannot say.

Struck slightly off-center in good "local" style.
4 commentsDavid AthertonApr 17, 2015
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BCC Lr534 viewsLate Roman
Licinius I 308-324 CE
Obv:IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate, draped? and cuir. bust rt.
Rev:IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left holding
thunderbolt and scepter.
In exergue: AQS
AE20mm. 3.26gm. Axis:330
RIC VII 6 or 7 Aquileia Mint, 317CE
v-dromeApr 17, 2015
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Gordian III / RIC 209, 2'nd series.2 viewsAntoninianus, 242 -244 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM / Fides standing, holding two standards.
3.61 gm., 24 mm.
RIC #209; Sear #8611.
CallimachusApr 17, 2015
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M FURIUS Lf PHILUS ROMAN REPUBLIC AR Denarius9 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Janus; M•FOVRI•L•F around
REVERSE: Roma standing left erecting trophy, Gallic arms around, ROMA to right, PHLI in ex.
Struck at Rome, 119 BC
3.81g, 18.35mm
Crawford 281/1, Syd 529, BMCRR (Italy) 555, Furia 18
1 commentsLegatusApr 16, 2015
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BCC m783 viewsCaesarea Minima
Uncertain Mint
2nd century CE?
Obv: Helmeted head left.
Rev: City goddess with turreted crown,
traces of inscription or psuedo inscription.
9.5mm. 0.83gm. Axis: 0

This tiny coin bears a strong resemblance
to a considerably larger AE15mm (3.00gm,
axis:0) of Vologases IV, Parthian King
ca. 147-191 CE, Seleukeia mint, and may
be a local or foreign imitation of such a coin.
v-dromeApr 16, 2015
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Ptolemy 111 AE Reduced Drachm5 viewsOBS: Head of Zeus Ammon
REV: Eagle facing left on thunderbolt.
Cornocopia with fillets in Left Field
ΧΡ Chrestogram between legs
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ
40mm 73.9gm
cicerokidApr 16, 2015
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Saloninus, Spes4 viewsSaloninus
Antoninian, Samosata
Obv.: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SPES PVBLICA, Saloninus standing right, holding spear, receiving flower from Spes standing left and lifting hem of dress
Billon, 3.74g, 20 mm
Ref.: RIC V 36
shanxiApr 16, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.10.11 var. (rev. only)4 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.01g, 26.21mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELIOC - CEVH MAKREINOC
Bust, laureate, slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTR
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in
extended r. hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1751
obv. AMNG I/1, 1783
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.23.10.11 var. (has legend break LONGINO - V NIKOPOLITWN)
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.10.11 corr. (same die, but writes CEV)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
JochenApr 16, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 centimes - AN 5 Paris1 viewsCuivre, 27 mm, 9,97 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ CINQ CENTIMES // L'AN 5 A, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.115.14 (26.245.002 ex.)
GabalorApr 16, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - Décime - AN 4 Paris.1 viewsCuivre, 32 mm, 16,80 g, modification du 2 décimes.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ UN DECIME // L'AN 4 A, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.127.1 (--- ex.)
GabalorApr 16, 2015
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Convention - 1 sol - 1793 Marseille1 views1 sol à la table de loi, cuivre, 11,83 g, 29 mm.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCOISE // L'AN II, table des droits de l'Homme sous un oeil avec LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI, grappe de raisin à gauche, épi de blé à droite.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE // 1 S // 1793 MA, balance sommée d'un bonnet phrygien dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 71-15.
GabalorApr 16, 2015
223~0.JPG
Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 6 deniers1 views6 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 5,03 g.
K sous le buste pour Bordeaux
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, 1793, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 6 D // L'AN 5 DE LA LIBERTE
Réfs : Révolution, R-32.6
GabalorApr 16, 2015
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Licinius II (317 - 324 A.D.)17 viewsÆ3
O: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, helmeted, cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield.
R: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and eagle-tipped sceptre, eagle with wreath left, captive right. X over II Mu in right field. Mintmark SMHB.
Heraclea Mint
20mm
3.3g
RIC VII Heraclea 54
1 commentsMatApr 16, 2015
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Licinius I (308 - 324 A.D.)24 viewsÆ(S)3
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe.
R: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks,
Pellet in right field, SMHA in exe.
3.3g
19mm
RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R2)
3 commentsMatApr 16, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)5 viewsRIC V S-283, Göbl 712b, CT 1337, Sear 10362, Van Meter 270

BI Antoninianus, 3.20 g., 21.58 mm. max., 180°

Rome mint, first officina, tenth emission, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267-268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: SOLI CONS AVG, winged horse springing right., A in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Sol invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. A team of four winged horses drew Sol's golden chariot across the sky each day.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpApr 16, 2015
Fr#1619_Front.jpg
United States of America: 1957 Julian-Snyder One Dollar Silver Certificate (Fr#1619 ★)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 16, 2015
Fr#1619_Rear.jpg
United States of America: 1957 Julian-Snyder One Dollar Silver Certificate (Fr#1619 ★)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 16, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Right 6 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown, draped and cuirassed
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle Right
Exergue:- XII (off flan)
RIC ??? GOBL ???? CUNETIO ????

I've listed this one as a Gazelle from the XII officina. The rear legs are wrong according to the Cunetio for the Gazelle XI types. Plus the front legs seem to be wrong for the Antelope Gamma types. The shape of the horns seem more in keeping with the Gazelle XII Type rather than both of the other types. The right facing Gazelle XII types seems to be more common than the right facing Antelope types.

The bust seems to be the type listed in Göbl as "Paludamentum über Cüraß" (Paludamentum is a roman cloak/cape, über = over & Cüraß = Cuirass which is a piece of armour which covers the torso) this is abbreviated as PCh in the tables. In table 20 which is where the animal series for Rome can be found, there is only listed a PCh2 bust type, the 2 digit relating to the ties/ribbons which would be hanging freely. This coin however seems to have one tie draped over the shoulder like the standard right facing busts which is indicated by the 1 digit (B1 for example for the standard right facing bust). This would make the bust type a PCh1 of which there are few examples in Göbl (for example table 7 38r) but none recorded in table 20 for the animal series.
nogoodnicksleftApr 15, 2015
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Persic Kingdom: Darius II (ca. 1st century BC) AR drachm (Alram-564; MACW-742)7 viewsObv: Parthian-style bust of Darius II left, wearing tiara decorated with a crescent
Rev: Attendant standing left, approaching fire altar
SpongeBobApr 15, 2015
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1136 EGYPT Alexandria Hadrian Diobol Hippo24 viewsReference.
Emmett 1136.11 r3; Dattari2037; Koln 970

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ.
Laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ. (Year 11)
Hippopotamus standing right.

8.82 gr
23 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiApr 15, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 1740, for Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, Sestertius of AD 164-169 (Hilaritas)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.34g, 31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 164-169 (under Marcus Aurelius).
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, bust of Lucilla, draped, right, with hair elaborately waved and fastened in chignon low on back of head.
Rev.: HILARITAS around, S C across field, Hilaritas standing left holding long palm branch and cornucopiae.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1742; BMCRE (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus) 1147; Cohen 31; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 5500.
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 98 (Dec. 2008)
Charles SApr 15, 2015
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)13 views161 - 180 Augustus
struck 139-161 AD as Caesar
AE 25.5 mm; 10.42 g
O: M AVRHLIOC OVHROC KAICAR, laureate, draped bust right
R: ADRIANOPOLEITON, Hades-Serapis seated left, holding sceptre, right hand extended over Cerberus seated at foot.
Thrace, Hadrianopolis; Varbanov 3197; SNG Italy 415.
laneyApr 15, 2015
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ISLANDS off CARIA. Rhodes AR Didrachm13 viewsCirca 229-205 BC. AR Didrachm (6.68gm, 20mm, 11h). Tharsytas, magistrate. Ashton 215; SNG Keckman 550; SNG Copenhagen 756. Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right. Reverse: Rose with bud to right; ΘAPΣYTAΣ above; to left, eagle standing right on fulmen. Lovely strike on a nice full flan. High relief elegant dies. Choice EF. Toned.

Ex Pars Coins

The facing head of the sun god Helios on later coins of Rhodes represent the famous statue in antiquity known as the Colossus of Rhodes. It was built in the 3rd century B.C. and took 12 years to complete. It stood at almost 100 feet tall and was one of the tallest statues in the world until it was toppled down by an earthquake around 226 B.C. The statue was erected to commemorate the defeat or withdrawal of the diadoch Demetrios Poliorketes after failing to take the besieged city. The reverse shows the iconic rose which served as a pun to the name of the city, in this case, the Greek word “rhodon” for rose. It is interesting to note that some of the facing head designs on the coins have a peculiar orientation. When looking closely to the head on this particular coin, the viewer seems to be looking at the face from below. It is tempting to assume that when this coin was minted, the Colossus was still standing and hadn’t yet been toppled down by the earthquake. This could be the actual likeness of the face of the statue while it was still standing. If the presumption is correct, we could date this coin to around 229-226 B.C.
1 commentsJason TApr 15, 2015
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RPC II 2447 Vespasianus22 viewsObv : AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠASIANOY / date LH in front, Laureate head of Vespasian right,
Rev : AYTOKPATΩP TITOΣ KAIΣAP, Laureate head of Titus right
BIL/Tetradrachm (25.78 mm 12.71 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 75-76 A.D.
RPC 2447, SNG France 4 817-818, Dattari 347
ex CNG eAuction 347 lot 447 From the Dr. George Spradling Collection
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 15, 2015
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RPC II 1620 Titus15 viewsObv: AY KAIΣAP TITOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ YIOΣ, Laureate head right
Rev: ΣEBAΣTHNΩN TEKTOΣAΓΩN, Men standing left, holding patera
AE26 (25.73 mm 10.07 g 12h) Struck in Ancyra (Galatia)
RPC 1620
ex CNG eAuction 347 lot 389 From the Dr. George Spradling Collection
FlaviusDomitianusApr 15, 2015
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RPC II 1415B Domitianus12 viewsObv: YT ΔΟΜΙΤΙANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP. Laureate head right
Rev : ΔHMHTHP ΣEBAΣTH / MI-ΔA (across field), Demeter, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and sceptre
AE33 (33.24 mm 23.45 g 6h) Struck in Midaeum (Phrygia)
Unpublished, same denomination and obverse of RPC 1415 and 1415A (S2 supplement), but different reverse
ex CNG eAuction 347 lot 370 From the Dr. George Spradling Collection
FlaviusDomitianusApr 15, 2015
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Antiochus IV, Epiphanes 175 - 164 B.C.1 viewsAntiochus IV, Epiphanes 175 - 164 B.C. Ae 14.6~15.1mm. 2.68g. Obv: Radiate, diademed head of Antiochus IV r. one diadem end waving up behind, the other falling forward over shoulder, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ on r. ANTIOXOΥ on l., Artemis huntress standing facing, holding torch and bow, dotted border. Monogram A within Π in outer l. field. Hoover 362ddwauApr 15, 2015
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Demetrius III Eucaerus 97/6 - 88/7 B.C.1 viewsDemetrius III Eucaerus 97/6 - 88/7 B.C. Ae 20.4~21.5mm. 8.50g. Obv: Diademed head of Demetrius III right. with short, curly beard, one diadem end waving upward, the other falling straight behind, fillet border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ in three lines above, ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΝΙΚΟΥ in two lines below, winged and filleted thunderbolt on pulvinar, dotted border. Hoover 797.ddwauApr 15, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - Liard1 viewsLiard, cuivre, 3,28 g.
Lettre M sous l'écu pour Toulouse.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1789.
Réfs : Droulers 627 (- - -)
GabalorApr 15, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Demi sol1 viewsDemi sol à l'écu, cuivre, 5,35 g.
Lettre A sous l'écu pour Paris.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1781
Réfs : Droulers 626 (peu d'ex.)
GabalorApr 15, 2015
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Savoie - Duché de Savoie, Charles Emmanuel III (1730-1773) 1 viewsSol, cuivre, 1,37 g
Av./ CAR EM D G REX SAR CYP ET IER 1736, croix évidée aux bras couronnée cantonnée de quatre croix de saint Maurice .
Rv./ DVX SAB ET MONTISF PRINC PED, monogramme CE fleuronné sous une couronne accosté de S-1 .
Réfs : Biaggi 1108
GabalorApr 15, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Liard3 viewsLiard, cuivre, 2,86 g.
Lettre x sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Besançon.
A/ LUDOVICVS XV DEI GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1720
Réfs : Droulers 600 (- - - ex.)
GabalorApr 15, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 75360 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,55g, Ø 31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR•POT COS•III•DES•IIII, Salus seated left, feeding snake coiled around altar and resting left elbow on chair.
RIC 753; BMCRE 1651 note; Cohen 929 (coll. Elberling); Strack note on p.347, +83
Ex Cayón auction, May 2013

The only other specimen recorded seems to be that of Dr. Elberling, published by him with a drawing of the reverse in 1864, then taken over by Cohen 929 in his second edition, and repeated from Cohen by RIC 753, BMC 1651 note, and Strack p. 347, no. +83.
7 commentsCharles SApr 15, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 615a38 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,15g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS · AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev.: P P TR P COS III around, [S C in ex.], Aeneas, wearing short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and holding his son Ascanius by the hand. Anchises, veiled and draped, carries a box (or crown?) in left hand, Ascanius wears a Phrygian cap and holds a pedum.
RIC 615a; BMCRE 1264; Cohen 655 [80Fr.]; Strack 904; Banti 309; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 128:57b.
Ex Numphil, june 2014 auction.

This very rare type has been struck from a single obverse die, with a bust with aegis and with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This die was used exclusively with two very similar reverse dies differing only in the legend: TR P COS III (this specimen) and TR POT COS III.
Charles SApr 15, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1212, Sestertius of AD 140 (A. Pius & M. Aurelius)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.3g, Ø34mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS around, S C below bust, bare, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right.
RIC 1212; BMCRE 1209; Cohen 34; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4526; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125/21
Ex G.Henzen, Amerongen (1997).

Issued to mark the joint consulate with Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 140, celebrated with a second donative (first one was in A.D. 139).

Charles SApr 15, 2015
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crw 529/4b Mark Antony and Octavian , AR Quinarius , 39 BC20 views Mark Antony and Octavian , AR Quinarius , 39 BC
15 mm.,1.87 grams . Military mint travelling with Octavian in Gaul
R . P . C-III . VIR .
Veiled, diademed head of Concordia right
M . ANTON-C . CAESAR
Clasped hands holding upright caduceus with spear-point base
Crawford 529/4b; CRI 304; Sydenham 1195; RSC 67 (Mark Antony)
Vladislav DApr 15, 2015
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Huszár 371, Unger 297, Réthy I 31911 viewsHungary. Ladislaus IV/László (1272-1290). AR denar (average weight .48 g: average fineness 0.800), .41 g., 12.26 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Facing crowned heads flanking lily, annulet in arch above heads, E-L above arch.

Rev: Nimbate Christ enthroned with outstretched arms, annulets flanking.

Ladislaus was crowned at age ten. His mother, Elizabeth, was regent from 1272 until 1277, although the kingdom was administered by baronial factions. The letters E-L on the obverse suggest that this type was minted during Ladislaus's minority.

Huszár rarity rating 10. This is an unreported variety with a pellet instead of a star in the arch.
1 commentsStkpApr 15, 2015
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Colonial Currency, Pennsylvania: Two Shillings & Six Pence, October 25, 1775 (Fr#PA-188)6 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2015
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Colonial Currency, Pennsylvania: Two Shillings & Six Pence, October 25, 1775 (Fr#PA-188)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2015
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Portuguese India, Goa: Maria I 1787 1/2 Tanga (KM#197, Gomes-18.01)5 viewsSpongeBobApr 15, 2015
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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (ca 724-743 CE) AE Fals, Dimashq, ND (Walker-828; Bone-78)3 viewsUmayyad Caliphate. temp. Hisham. 105-125/724-743. Æ anonymous fals (18.0 mm, 2.64 g, 2 h). Dimashq mint, ND. Scarce. Kufic legend in three lines la ilaha / illallah / wahdahu, branch below / Kufic lengend in three-lines duriba / bi-dimashq / al-fals, crescent between stars below. Bone 78; Walker 828. gVF, black patina with red highlights. SpongeBobApr 14, 2015
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Abbasid Caliphate: al-Hadi (169-170AH / 785-786CE) AR dirham, al-Muhammadiya (Album-217.2; Lowick-1666; NHR-70A)6 viewsObverse Field:
لا اله الا الله وحده لا شرك له
There is no deity except (the one) God alone. He has no equal

Obverse Margin:
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بالمحمدية سنة سبعين و مئة
In the name of God. This dirham was struck in Muhammadiya in the year seventy and one hundred

Reverse Field:
محمد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الخليفة الهادى
Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. Caliph al-Hadi
بر below

Reverse Margin:
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
SpongeBobApr 14, 2015
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5 viewsSpongeBobApr 14, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Demi sol0 viewsDemi sol à la vielle tête, cuivre, 5,97 g.
Lettre D sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lyon.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1771
Réfs : Droulers 607 (fr. imp.)
GabalorApr 14, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - 1/20 d'écu0 views1/20 d'écu aux branches d'olivier, argent, 1,37 g.
V sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Troyes
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV RE, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1728.
Réfs : Droulers 583 (15.170 ex.)
GabalorApr 14, 2015
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Bronze EPOS, -90/-50 3 viewsBronze, 1,69 g, 16 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche.
R/ Echassier à gauche, IIPOS devant.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3952 ; LT 3952 ; BnF 3950-3962 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 243 ; DT série 1196 ; RIG, type 167.
GabalorApr 14, 2015
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Bronze ADCANAUNOS, -75/-504 viewsBronze, 2,01 g, 17 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, ADCANAVNOS autour.
R/ Cheval au pas à gauche, volute dessus, Cercle pointé au centre dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3868 var. ; DT série 1211
GabalorApr 14, 2015
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Diadumenian46 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar. 218 AD. AR Denarius 3.04 g.

O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind. RIC IV 102 (Macrinus); BMCRE 87 (Macrinus); RSC 3.
5 commentsNemonaterApr 14, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius AE As17 viewsMarcus Aurelius AE As.
161-162 AD. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, bare head right / CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI S-C, COS III in ex, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing, clasping hands.

RIC 830; Cohen 52.
nlindquiApr 14, 2015
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Aretas IV, 9 BC - AD 402 viewsAE Unit, 11mm, 1g; Petra mint, AD 5/6.
Obv.: Laurel wreath, ○ / ח within.
Rev.: Eagle left, ח behind.
Reference: Meshorer 93.
Notes: ex-Zurquieh, electronic sale, 12/3/2104, 51.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2015
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RPC-1978-Domitian36 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch mint, 88-89 AD
RPC 1978 (7 spec.)
Obv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r., with aegis
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H; Eagle with wings spread on thunderbolt to r.; in r. field, palm branch
VF

This tetradrachm of Domitian from Antioch was struck in "New Holy Year 8" of his reign and represents an excellent example of the fine Antioch style. Earlier Domitian tetradrachms were either struck or engraved in Alexandria in a slightly cruder fashion. These year 8 tetradrachms are artistically much more pleasing.

A lovely regal portrait with beautiful chocolate toning.
6 commentsDavid AthertonApr 14, 2015
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Aretas IV, 9 BC - AD 402 viewsAE Unit, 11mm, 1.1g; Petra mint, AD 5/6.
Obv.: Laurel wreath, ○ / ח within.
Rev.: Eagle right, ח behind.
Reference: Meshorer 89.
Notes: eBay sale, wojciech1212, 3/31/15, 42.
John AnthonyApr 14, 2015
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Greeks, Baktrian: Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros (75-65 BC) Æ Quadruple Unit (Bopearachchi 13C; SNG ANS 1315–6)9 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Zeus right, with scepter over shoulder
Rev: Palms and piloi of the Dioskouroi; monogram in exergue
SpongeBobApr 13, 2015
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(0198) CARACALLA9 views198 - 217 AD
AE 27 mm; 13.08 g
O: Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: Pan standingg facing left, holdingg pedum in right hand and lionskin over left shoulder, left foot on panther
Thrace, Hadrianopolis cf Vabanov 3567; Rare
laneyApr 13, 2015
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 078a5 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.
Rev:– PONTIF TR P III COS II, Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference:– RIC 78a. RSC 149
1 commentsmaridvnvmApr 13, 2015
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Fraction - cheval/volute, argent, -100/-50.3 viewsArgent, 0,52 g, 8,5 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, grènetis
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, volute dessus.
Réfs : Semble de même coin que la DT 3386 avec roue lisse à quatre rayons sous le cheval ; BnF 3859
GabalorApr 13, 2015
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Denier EPAD au cavalier, 1,79 g, -75/-50 4 viewsArgent, 1,79 g, 16 mm.
A/ Buste à droite, bandeau dans les cheveux, portant un torque.
R/ Cavalier galopant à droite, EPAD dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3885 ; LT 3885 ; BnF 3884-3886 ; Depeyrot 2006, type 199 ; DT 3593 ; RIG, type 160
GabalorApr 13, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/sanglier/volute, -50/-254 viewsArgent, 2,44 g, 15 mm.
A/ Tête à droite, bandeau dans les cheveux
R/ Cheval bondissant à gauche, volute dessus, sanglier à gauche dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3805 ; BnF 3805-3806 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 208 ; DT 3536.
GabalorApr 13, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue perlee centree d'un anneau (?), -100/-504 viewsArgent, 2,24 g, 15 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop à gauche, dessous anneau perlé centré d'un anneau lisse (?).
Réfs possibles : Dicomon ARV-3770 ; DT 3585 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 146 ; BnF 3770 var.
Le dessous du cheval n'étant pas visible, le description peut ne pas être la bonne
GabalorApr 13, 2015
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MACEDONIA, KOINON (Pseudo-Autonomous)6 viewsPseudo-autonomous Coinage, ca. mid 3rd century AD
(time of Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD)
AE 26.5 mm' 11.12 g
O: ALEXANDROU Helmeted head of Alexander the Great right
R: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕ∆ΟΝΩΝ NE Dionysos standing left, pouring from kantharos in right, thyrsos vertical behind in left, panther seated left at feet on left, looking up and back at Dionysos
AMNG Vol. III 765
laneyApr 13, 2015
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MACEDONIA, THESSALONIKA5 viewsca 187 - 31 B.C.
AE 19 mm; 5.08 g
O: head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy
R: goat standing right;
Macedonia, Thessalonika; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 17 - 18
laneyApr 13, 2015
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6.75 Revolt of Vindex9 viewsRevolt Against Nero, Gaius Iulius Vindex, Governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, c. Late 67 - May 68 A.D.

Struck by Gaius Iulius Vindex, the Roman governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, who rebelled against Nero's tax policy and declared allegiance to Galba, the governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, as the new emperor. Vindex was defeated and killed in battle near Vesontio (modern Besançon), but the military continued to support Galba. On 9 June 68, deserted by the Praetorian Guard, Nero stabbed himself in the throat.

Silver denarius, Unpublished, civil war restitution of Augustus, gF, porosity, marks, uncertain (Lugdunum?) mint, weight 3.167g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, c. late 67 - May 68 A.D.; obverse CAESAR, bare head of Augustus right; reverse AVGVSTVS, young bull walking right, head turned facing; ex Roma Numismatics e-auction 6, lot 321; only two examples known to Forum

Purchased from FORVM
1 commentsSosiusApr 13, 2015
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VESPASIAN (Titus and Domitian as Caesars)2 views69 - 79 AD
Reign of Vespasian
AE 19.5 mm; 3.05 g
O: laureate bust of Titus on left, confronted with bare-headed, draped bust of Domitian;
R: Apollo standing right wearing long chiton, taenia in right, laurel branch in left
Aegae, Aeolis. RPC II 968; BMC Aeolis p. 98, 22; SNG Cop 25. scarce;
laneyApr 13, 2015
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, AE4 (BI Nummus)10 viewsAD 337-361
1.72 grams
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C - Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand; between them, one standard; ΓSIS in ex.
RIC VII Siscia 254, rated R2
Richard M10Apr 13, 2015
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Roman Empire Provincial, Septimius Severus, AE17, Issue of Nikopolis ad Istrum 8 viewsAD 193 – 211
2.88 grams
Obv. AV L CEVHROC, laureate head right
Rev. NIKOPOLI PROC IC, around a large Club of Hercules.
Moushmov 970, AMNG 1425; Varbanov 2256
1 commentsRichard M10Apr 13, 2015
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Roman Republic, TI. Claudius TI.F. AP.N. Nero, AR Denarius Serratus5 views79 BC
3.86 grams
Obv.: Diad. and dr. bust of Diana r., bow and quiver over shoulder, S.C. before.
Rev.: Victory in a briga r. holding palm, TI CLAVD TI F/AP N, Control No. XXXXII
Sear #310 | RSC Claudia 5.
Richard M10Apr 13, 2015
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(0238) GORDIAN III10 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm; 11.30 g
O: AΥT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, city gate with two towers, conical roofs, no doors
Thrace, Hadrianopolis mint; cf Varbanov 3757/3759, Moushmov 2701
laneyApr 13, 2015
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(0198) CARACALLA8 views198 - 217 AD
AE 25 mm; 8.63 g
O: AVT K M AVP CEVHPOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right;
R: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great god of Odessos standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia
Odessos, Moesia Inferior; Varbanov I 4373 ff.
laneyApr 13, 2015
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FAUSTINA II4 viewsAE drachm 32 x 30.5 mm; 18.52 g
Dated year 20 = AD 156-157.
O: [FAVCTINA CEBACTH], draped bust right
L-K, Kybele seated left between two seated lions, holding patera and resting arm on drum.
Egypt, Alexandria; Milne 2330; Emmett 1992.
(from Dave Surber collection)

laneyApr 13, 2015
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius Denarius9 viewsAntoninus Pius 138 - 161 AD. AR Denarius struck with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 140 AD. Rome Mint. ANTONINVS AVG. PIVS P.P. TR.P. COS. III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius rt. / AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS, bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius rt.

RIC 417b.
3 commentsnlindquiApr 13, 2015
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Philip I Antoninianus6 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
P M TR P II COS P P, Philip seated left on curule chair,
holding globe and sceptre.
Rome mint: AD 245

RIC IV-iii, 2b; RSC 120.
nlindquiApr 13, 2015
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Geta (209 - 211 A.D.)21 viewsAR Denarius
O: P SEPTIMVS GETA CAES, Bareheaded and draped bust right.
R: PONTIF COS, Minerva standing left, holding shield and reversed spear.
Rome Mint 200-205 A.D.
3.3g
19mm
RSC III 104a
3 commentsMatApr 13, 2015
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9 viewsA 15 tray cabinet purchased by a collector in Tokyo, Japan.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Apr 13, 2015
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Constantius II, Lyons RIC VIII-008(S)3 viewsAE3
Lyons mint, 337-340 A.D.
16mm, 1.70g
RICVIII-8, RCVv.5-17964

Obverse:
CONSTANTIVS AVG
Laurel and rosette-diademed, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA EXERCITVS
Chi-Rho on the banner
S LG
Two helmeted soldiers facing, heads turned towards each other; each holds an inverted spear and rests on a shield; between them a standard.
Will JApr 12, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 30 sols0 views30 sols, étain, 7,61 g, 28 mm, FAUX d'époque
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1792, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ REGNE DE LA LOI // 30 SOLS // L'AN 4 DE LA LIBERTE, génie gravant la Constitution.
Point sous le U de LOUIS, second semestre.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 42-13
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Liard2 viewsLiard à l'écu, cuivre, 2,77 g.
N sous l'écu pour Montpellier.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1779.
Réfs : Droulers 627
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Liard0 viewsLiard à la vieille tête, cuivre, 3 g.
Lettre D sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lyon.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1770
Réfs : Droulers 608 (Assez peu d'ex.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Sol0 viewsSol à la vielle tête, cuivre, 11,39 g.
Lettre D sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lyon.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1771
Réfs : Droulers 606 (Fr. imp.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Sol d'Aix0 viewsSol d'Aix, bronze, 11,99 g.
Type spécial pour Aix
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1768
Réfs : Droulers 603 (- - - ex.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - 1/6 d'écu0 views1/6 d'écu France-Navarre, argent, 3,83 g.
H sous l'écu pour l'atelier de la Rochelle
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1720, écu de France-Navarre couronné accosté de XX et S.
Réfs : Droulers 562 (735.984 ex.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Sol pour le Roussillon0 viewsSol, cuivre, 1,30 g
Atelier de Perpignan
A/ INTER NATOS MVLIERVM, Saint Jean-Baptiste debout de face, tenant l'agneau pascal, accosté de I et de petits trèfles .
R/ PERPINIANI VILE, écu de Catalogne couronné, timbré d'un lis central, accosté de 1-6/4-7 .
Réfs : Duplessy 1610
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - XV deniers0 viewsXV denier, billon, 1,91 g
M au centre de l'avers pour Toulouse
A/ LVD - XIIII - D G FR - ET N R, croix formée de quatre groupes de deux L adossées, chaque bras étant couronné et coupant la légende, cantonnés de quatre lis divergeant du centre ; la lettre d'atelier dans un cercle en cœur de la croix .
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1693, écu de France couronné
Réfs : Droulers 465 (394.660 ex.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 1/12 d'écu0 views1/12 d'écu à la mèche courte, argent, 2,14 g
D sous l'écu pour Lyon.
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM 1645, écu de France couronné
Réfs : Droulers 297 (409.868 ex.)
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Dombes, Gaston d'Orléans (1627-1650), France.0 viewsLiard, billon, 0,72 g.
A/ +GASTONVS D L SOV DOM, G couronné entre trois lis posés 2 et 1 .
R/ + DNS ADIVTOR MEVS (millésime), croix du Saint-Esprit .
Réfs : PA-5215
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double lorrain1 viewsDouble lorrain, cuivre, 2,27 g.
Frappé à Stenay
A/ LOYS XIII R DE FRAN ET NAVA, buste de Louis XIII à droite.
R/ + DOUBLE LORRAIN 1637
Réfs : CGKL 542a4
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Louis XIII, Roi de France (1610-1643) - Double tournois0 viewsDouble tournois, cuivre, 2,96 g.
Type pour St Palais
A/ LOVIS XIII D G R FRAN E NA, buste de Louis XIII à droite.
R/ + DOUBLE TOVRNOIS 1635
Réfs : CGKL 506c1
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Phrygia, Akmoneia, Caracalla, cf. Imhoof RSN 1923, 344, unpublished?10 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 11.09g, 29.91mm, 180°
obv. AYT K MA AVP - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, with aegis over left shoulder and sword belt over back, laureate, right rev. A - KMONEWN (NE ligate)
Horseman with waving chlamys and wearing boots, holding whip in r. hand, galloping towards rock on
which two female figures stg. left, the posterior one pointing with right hand to horseman, the anterior
with right hand on breast; beneath horse river god (Sindros?) leaning left, right hand on right knee, left
arm with long plant resting on rock and overturned vase from which water is flowing; above eagle flying
right.
ref. cf. Imhoof, Revue Suisse de Numismatique (RSN) 1923, p. 311, 344 (only 1 female figure, different rev.
legend). Thanks to Mark Fox for the reference!
very rare, about VF, green patina
Pedigree:
ex Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser
ex coll. Wenninger

This type is known from other coins of Caracalla, Severus and Volusian too, but all with different depictions (only 1 female figure,without eagle and so on). Probably the rev. shows an otherwise unknown founder myth of Akmoneia.
1 commentsJochenApr 12, 2015
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Bronze DONNADU, -90/-502 viewsBronze, 2,17 g, 18 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, anneau centré d'un point derrière, DONNADV devant.
R/ Cavalier au galop à droite, deux S couchés dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3921 ; LT 3921 ; BnF 3921-3930 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 240 ; DT série 1223 ; RIG, type 138.
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Bronze EPAD, -50/-253 viewsBronze, 1,61 g, 18 mm.
A/ Tête coiffée d'un casque à panache à droite, IIPAD devant (exemplaire à double frappe de l'avers).
R/ Guerrier debout, tenant un insigne militaire, une lance et un bouclier, casque à panache au sol.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3907 ; BnF 3907-3920 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 238 ; DT 3607 ; RIG, type 161.
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Fraction - cheval/roue perlée pointée au centre/volute (?), argent, -100/-50. 3 viewsArgent, 0,58 g, 9 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche.
R/ Cheval au galop à gauche, volute dessus (?), roue perlée centrée d'un point dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3838 var. ; DT série 1062 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 214 var.
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/bucrane/volute, -100/-504 viewsArgent, 2,31 g, 16 mm.
A/ Tête à droite, grènetis
R/ Cheval galopant à droite, bucrane dessous, volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3812 ; BnF 3812-3813 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 164 ; DT 3545/3546
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue et oiseau, -100/-503 viewsArgent, 2,40 g, 12 mm
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, roue dessus, oiseau dessous
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3794 ; LT 3794 ; BnF 3784-3794, 3796-3802 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 176 ; DT 3551.
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue lisse pointée/volute, -100/-502 viewsArgent, 2,42 g, 14 mm
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop à gauche, dessous anneau lisse pointé au centre (non visible), volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3783 ; DT 3553B
GabalorApr 12, 2015
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Tetricus II . 273-274. AE19mm0 viewsTetricus II . Antoninianus. 273-274.
Obv. C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev. SPES AVGG, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ref. RIC 270.
( Re-toned after treatment for bronze disease )
Lee SApr 12, 2015
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Gordian III 'Sol' Antoninianus1 viewsMinted AD 242-244 in Antioch (but mint uncertain)

OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
REV: ORIENS AVG - Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left

Sear:8626 RIC:213
Carsten BApr 12, 2015
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Philip II Antoninianus1 viewsMinted AD 245-146 in Rome

OBV: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES
REV: PRINCIPI IVVENT - Philip, in military attire, standing left holding globe and resting on spear

Sear:9240 RIC:218d
Carsten BApr 12, 2015
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Trajan Decius 'Victory' Antoninianus1 viewsMinted AD 250 in Rome

OBV: IMP CM Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
REV: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm

Struck on a very thick flan

Sear:9387 RIC:29c
Carsten BApr 12, 2015
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Claudius 'Minerva' As4 viewsMinted AD 41-42 in Rome

OBV: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP - Bare head of Claudius left
REV: S C, Minerva, advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield

12,03g

RIC:100 Sear:1861
Carsten BApr 12, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 5.44 g, 12h)
Head of Hercules right
Club
Rostovtsev 2549.1-9; Rostovsev & Prou 374; BM 103-4; München 473-5; Kircheriano 1035, 1040

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 582
ArdatirionApr 12, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.23 g, 12h)
Charioteer driving quadriga right, raising whip in right hand
Palm frond; c/m: VI
Rostovtsev 722; Rostovsev & Prou 156; Kircheriano 1169-70; BM 1389-90; Milan 127. Countermark unlisted

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 584
ArdatirionApr 12, 2015
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2 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.62 g, 12h)
Castor standing left before horse, holding bridle and scepter; C to right Pollux standing right before horse, holding bridle and scepter; P to left
Rostovtsev 2082, pl. IX, 1; Rostovtsev & Prou 370; BM 53

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 581
ArdatirionApr 12, 2015
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3 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.00 g)
Horse running left; palm below
ЄVC (Eustolos)
Rostovtsev 819; Rostovtsev & Prou 517; BM 1612-3; Kircheriano 1573-6; Toynbee, “Beasts and Their Names in the Roman Empire,” pl. VI, fig 18

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 583

The reverse appears to bear the name of the horse, Eustolos, “the Ready.” Toynbee records 417 horse names, far more than any other beast, noting only a few dozen names for dogs, mules, bears, and other animals.
ArdatirionApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1917 Speelman-White One Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#39)6 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1917 Speelman-White One Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#39)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1923 Speelman-White One Dollar Silver Certificate (Fr#237)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1923 Speelman-White One Dollar Silver Certificate (Fr#237)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1929 Jones-Wood Twenty Dollars St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Note (Fr#1870-H)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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United States of America: 1929 Jones-Wood Twenty Dollars St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Note (Fr#1870-H)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 12, 2015
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Geta Silver/Billon Limes Denarius. IVNO Mule Reverse? 3.4 grams, 20mm max diameter2 viewsAt first glance this looks like an ordinary Gert AR/Silver Denarius or a Billon Limes. 3.4 grams, 20mm maximum diameter
However, the reverse is of the IVNO Juno with peacock image. In the sources I've examined such an issue was not officially struck.
CurtisApr 11, 2015
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)4 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igmaApr 11, 2015
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1138 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 131-32 AD Isis5 viewsReference.
Emmett 1138.16 Köln 1046; K&G 32.530.

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. L Iς (date) across field.
Isis enthroned right, nursing Harpocrates

10.47 gr
24 mm
okidokiApr 11, 2015
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Sear 03663 viewsJustin II (565 – 578 CE) Half-follis, weight 6.19g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Thessalonica, struck in 568/69 CE (Δ = regnal year 4).Abu GalyonApr 11, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris 5 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igmaApr 11, 2015
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Baktria, ca. 325-305 BC, AR Drachm9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
Eagle standing left, head right; grape bunch and leaf on vine with kerykeion (partially off flan) above.

HGC 12, 8 var. (no kerykeion) (R2); Bopearachchi, Sophytes 2 var.; SNG ANS 14-16 var. (no kerykeion); Mitchiner 26d; Sear 6220.

(13 mm, 3.48 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Auction 75, 23 May 2007, 613.
2 commentsn.igmaApr 11, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I, 305-281 BC, Æ Double - Baktria, Uncertain Mint 19 (Baktra ?)2 viewsHead of Dioskouros right, wearing a wreathed pilos, all within dotted border (partially visible).
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY (barely legible) Forepart of horned and bridled horse galloping right, anchor above, circled ΠYMH monogram to right.

ESM 749d var. (obverse monogram); Kritt SCB 45 variant (monogram detail); SC 269.4 var.; HGC 9, 87.
Struck 290/86-281 BC at Houghton & Lorber's Uncertain Baktrian Mint 19 probably Baktra.

(20 mm, 7.76 g, 7h).

This is one of the first Baktrian bronze coins to bear the name of the Seleukos. Twenty-one bronze coins with this iconography are known. Seventeen of these are listed in Kritt’s Seleukid Coins of Baktria catalogue, all attributed to Mint A (Baktra). Kritt noted that one similar coin (Kritt Group 7, 40) was found in the Ai Khanoum excavations. This specimen he considered to be a Mint A (Baktra ?) product, transported to Ai Khanoum in the pattern of trade of the time. Following Kritt’s reasoning, Seleucid Coins attributed this coin type to Uncertain Mint 19 (Kritt’s Mint A), perhaps Baktra, in the period 290/86-281 BC.
n.igmaApr 11, 2015
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Ilkhan: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AR 6 dirhams, AH728, Shiraz Mint (Album-2199)10 viewsSpongeBobApr 11, 2015
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Æthelred II, 2nd reign (ca. 844-850) AE Styca (North-190; SCBC-868)5 viewsObv: +EDILRED REX. Small cross within circle
Rev: +EARDVVLF. Small cross with pellet in each angle
SpongeBobApr 11, 2015
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Almohads: Anonymous (ca. 1160-1269) AR Dirham (Hohertz-20; Album-496)5 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
SpongeBobApr 11, 2015
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Septimius Severus AE Sestertius 194 AD5 viewsObverse: Laureate Head Right; L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III
Reverse: Africa standing right holding out drapery containing fruits, Lion standing at right: AFRICA S-C ,RIC 668, Cohen 26

Diam 26 mm, Wt 18 gm
daverinoApr 11, 2015
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Calabria Tarentum AR Drachm35 viewsHead of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla preparing to hurl a stone

Owl standing to right on olive branch, head facing; ZOR (magistrate) to right, TAP to left.

3.07g

Circa 281-276 BC.

Vlasto 1048. McGill 135, Cote 348, Sear 367v.
8 commentsJay GT4Apr 10, 2015
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SICILY, Syracuse. Hiketas II. 287-278 BC. Æ Hemilitron3 viewsStruck circa 287-283 BC.

Obv.
Head of Kore left, wearing wreath of grain ears

Rev.
Nike driving galloping biga right

9.25 gr
22 mm
okidokiApr 10, 2015
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Valentinian III1 viewsObv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left, S in left field
Size: 11mm, 1.06 g
Ref: RIC X 2121
Date: 425-455 AD
icksterApr 10, 2015
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14 viewsA special smaller coin box I built for a collector. The box measures about 8.5" wide by 9" deep by 5" tall. It contains 6 thicker trays with slightly deeper recesses.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Apr 10, 2015
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Barbaric imitation of Tetricus I (FIDES MILITVM ? ) AE20mm0 viewsBarbaric imitation of Tetricus I (FIDES MILITVM ? )
Obv. radiate bust right, Blundered legend.
Rev. Figure standing. Blundered legend.
Lee SApr 10, 2015
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City Commemorative. Alexandria 335-337 AD. AE15mm.2 viewsCity Commemorative. Alexandria 335-337 AD.
Obv. VRBS ROMA, crested and helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial mantle
Rev. She-wolf standing left, head reverted, suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above. Mintmark SMALB "Gamma"
Ref. RIC VIII Alexandria 26.
Lee SApr 10, 2015
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Thessaly, Larissa. ca 400-344 BC. AE 20mm.4 viewsThessaly, Larissa. ca 400-344 BC.
Obv. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Rev. LARI above, S before, AIWN (retrograde) in ex, horse prancing right;
Ref. SNGCop 138 (V)
(Re-toned coin after treatment for bronze disease)
Lee SApr 10, 2015
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Lead celtic imitation of Ituci tribe 20mm0 viewsObv. Ear of corn
Rev. Tuna fish under cresent moon, all over ITVCI between parallel lines.
Similar to http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=135810
Lee SApr 10, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Æ 21 - Apamea on the Axios 10 viewsElephant standing right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Bridled horned horse's head left, anchor beneath.

SC 35; HGC 9, 79; CSE 415; WSM 1128; SNG Spaer 50-52; SNG Copenhagen 40; Sear GCV 6850.
Apamea on the Axios Mint 300-281 BC.

(21 mm, 7.86 g, 12h).

Seleukos I established Apamea on the Axios (a tributary of the upper Orontes River) in Syria around 300 BC. Named in honour of his Baktrian wife, Apama, it was developed on the site of the former Macedonian military colony of Pella. It became the primary Seleukid military depot and arsenal. In Apamea, Seleukos maintained his 500 war elephants and more than 30,000 horses to serve the needs of his cavalry, as well as an arsenal of weaponry and facilities for the manufacture of arms. For the next five generations, Seleukid military campaigns were mounted from Apamea.

The coin type is rare, with all known find locations being located in Syria, but with no control, or design linkages to any other emission from the Seleukid Syrian mints of the time. Newell placed this coin as the sole issue of Apamea during the reign of Seleukos I. This attribution was based on the absence of any linkage to any other Syrian mints and the iconography of the coin, which he felt reflected the military role and significance of Apamea. In the obverse he saw the war elephants, which were the pride of Seleukos’ army, while in the reverse he saw a reference to the powerful Seleukid cavalry, both of which were based at Apamea.

The iconography of the coin bears a striking similarity to the tetradrachm issues of Pergamon in Seleukos name in 281 BC, following the defeat of Lysimachos in the Battle of Korupedion. This short-lived emission is unique. Newell believed that it was possibly inspired by the Apamea bronze coinage, suggesting that the latter may have been struck at the time Seleukos was assembling his forces at Apamea for the decisive encounter with Lysimachos. Some of these coins may then have accompanied his soldiers into Asia Minor, eventually to find their way with his soldiers to Pergamon, where the type served as the model for the brief silver emission celebrating Seleukos’ victory at Korupedion.
2 commentsn.igmaApr 10, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Æ 19 - Antioch on the Orontes ca. 290 BC1 viewsMale figure (Dionysos as patron god of war elephants) seated on rock holding ankh (elephant goad).
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Horned elephant head right, [Ξ] in exergue.

SC 25; HGC 9, 78; CSE 12; WSM 929.
Struck ca. 290 BC.

(19 mm, 7.09 g, 12h).

Perhaps a few dozen examples of this coin type have survived to this day. This coin may have come from the same recently uncovered hoard, which saw five examples with identical patina come to market ove a period of eighteen months. Newell in WSM recorded seven specimens of this coin type, which he interpreted to be the last issue under Seleukos at Antioch, struck in celebration of Seleukos' victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion in 281 BC. Recently, Lorber and Houghton in "An Early Seleucid Bronze Hoard" (Israel Numismatc Journal 17, 2009-10, p. 15-33) convincingly re-interpreted the obverse motif with an association to the Battle of Ipsos and a probable dating to ca. 290 BC.
n.igmaApr 10, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Æ 19 - Antioch on the Orontes ca. 290 BC 2 viewsMale figure (Dionysos as patron god of war elephants) seated on rock holding ankh (elephant goad).
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Horned elephant head right, [Ξ] in exergue.

SC 25; HGC 9, 78; CSE 12; WSM 929.
Struck ca. 290 BC.

(19 mm, 6.47 g, 12h).

Perhaps a few dozen examples of this coin type have survived to this day. This coin may have come from the same recently uncovered hoard, which saw five examples with identical patina come to market ove a period of eighteen months. Newell in WSM recorded seven specimens of this coin type, which he interpreted to be the last issue under Seleukos at Antioch, struck in celebration of Seleukos' victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion in 281 BC. Recently, Lorber and Houghton in "An Early Seleucid Bronze Hoard" (Israel Numismatc Journal 17, 2009-10, p. 15-33) convincingly re-interpreted the obverse motif with an association to the Battle of Ipsos and a probable dating to ca. 290 BC.
n.igmaApr 10, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Æ 20 - Antioch on the Orontes3 viewsWinged head of Medusa right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKY (sic) Indian humped bull butting right, control mark Ξ in exergue.

SC 21.2(b); CSE 9; WSM 925; SNG Spaer 23; HGC 9, 92a; Sear GCV 5852.
Struck ca. 286-281 BC at Antioch on the Orontes.

(20 mm, 7.06 g, 2h).
Note the misspelled legend, missing the letter O in the genitive of the king's name; the only known example of this apparently unrecorded error.

This coin type was produced at many mints across the Seleukid Empire in the last years of Seleukos’ reign. The bull on the reverse is an allusion to a story about Seleukos’ prowess related to us in Appian: "He (Seleukos) was of such a large and powerful frame that once when a wild bull was brought for sacrifice to Alexander and broke loose from his ropes, Seleukos held him alone, with nothing but his bare hands, for which reason his statues are ornamented with horns."

On the frequency with which this coin type appeared at mints across the Seleukid Empire in the final years of Seleukos I, Newell commented that "Such a widespread coinage of a single type would seem to hint at some effort on the part of the central government, towards the end of the reign, to coordinate what had hitherto been a remarkably diverse selection of types on the bronze coinage of the empire. If such an effort was really made, it proved to be but of short duration. For under Antiochus I and his immediate successors, the bronze types again became extremely varied as between mint and mint. Apparently the authorities in charge of several mints were at liberty to select such types for the minor coins as appeared the most appropriate to them. This is one of the reasons why the Seleukid coinages possess so strong an appeal; in contrast, for instance, to the tiresomely narrow range of Ptolemaic types, with their eternal Ammon, Zeus or Isis heads and their never ending eagle reverses.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 10, 2015
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)15 views4 commentsSpongeBobApr 10, 2015
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 10, 2015
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United States of America: 1963 Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1513)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 10, 2015
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United States of America: 1963 Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1513)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 10, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77-70 BC4 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 34.3, Shore 145, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, fleur de lys as side ornament, row of large pellets on stalks on crest, large ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII (ex: Bellaria Collection).
SchatzApr 10, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 34.2var. (erased fleur de lys), Shore --, Sunrise 309 (Orodes I. 80-75 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; short empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (ME)ΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 155.
SchatzApr 10, 2015
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Mughal Empire: Shah Jahan (1628-1658) AR Shahrukhi, Balkh Mint (KM#220.1)6 viewsSpongeBobApr 09, 2015
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Mughal Empire: Muhammad Jahangir (1605-1628) AR Rupee, Qandahar Mint (KM#142.2)5 viewsSpongeBobApr 09, 2015
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MINUCIUS THERMUS MF ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS MINUCIA AR Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: Helmeted head of Mars left
REVERSE: Q*TERM*MF below two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man
Struck at Rome, 103BC
3.5g, 19mm
Syd 592, Cr319/1
LegatusApr 09, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Left2 viewsObverse:- IMPGALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECO[N]SAVG, Gazelle left
Exergue:- XII
RIC 181 GOBL 750z CUNETIO ----
nogoodnicksleftApr 09, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC2 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 18,7mm; Sellwood 34.6var., Shore 147, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque; cuirass; anchor in right field was removed from die; dotted border 12 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (E)VEPΓEToV(Σ) (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
SchatzApr 09, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 34.4, Shore 146, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor in right field; dotted border 8:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛo(V) APΣΛKoV (EV)EPΓE(ToV) to be read from the inside EΠIΦΛNoVΣ; exergual line; reverse double struck or overstruck;

ex: CNG 66, ex: Peus 326.
1 commentsSchatzApr 09, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 34.4var. (anchor, row of stalks, and flour de lys erased), Shore 147var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets) and diadem w/knot an 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; anchor and tiara decorations were obviously removed from the coin, not the die); cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (EVEPΓ)EToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
SchatzApr 09, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC1 viewsAR dr., 2,53gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 34.4var. (erased anchor), Shore 147var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest; long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of erased anchor symbol visible in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Sayles & Lavender
SchatzApr 09, 2015
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC2 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 34.3, Shore 145, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, fleur de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; in right field anchor symbol; dotted border 12:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV(Σ) (to be read from inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA; ex: CNG Triton II.
SchatzApr 09, 2015
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Gallienus - Antelope Left2 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- [DIANAE]CONSAVG, Antelope left
Exergue:- Gamma over XII

A very interesting example showing 2 different officina marks in the exergue, and possibly being over struck on a reverse from a 3rd officina. The incuse (impression line from bust) can be clearly seen on the reverse.

This coin was discussed in the following thread
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=100717.0
nogoodnicksleftApr 09, 2015
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074p Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, PM 02-67-23, AE-Sestertius, PROVINCIA DACIA,Dacia stands left, Rare !63 views074p Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, PM 02-67-23, AE-Sestertius, PROVINCIA DACIA,Dacia stands left, Rare !
avers: IMP-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: PROV-INC-IA-DA-CIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed XIII in left, on left standard inscribed V and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergo: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 26-27mm, weight: 11,90g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D., ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-23, SGICV 3873v, BMC 6v, Moushmov 1,
Q-001
quadransApr 09, 2015
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D-074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, PM 02-67-23, AE-Sestertius, PROVINCIA DACIA,Dacia stands left, Rare !66 viewsD-074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, PM 02-67-23, AE-Sestertius, PROVINCIA DACIA,Dacia stands left, Rare !
avers: IMP-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: PROV-INC-IA-DA-CIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed XIII in left, on left standard inscribed V and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergo: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 26-27mm, weight: 11,90g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D., ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-23, SGICV 3873v, BMC 6v, Moushmov 1,
Q-001
quadransApr 09, 2015
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Ceylon: Codaganga (1196-1197) AE Massa (Codrington-79) 5 viewstext from coins.lakdiva.org

Obv: Traditional Lankan massa design of standing king.
The head consists of an irregular oblong, the right side being a vertical line, from which projects three horizontal stokes representing the nose, mouth and chin. The crown bulging outwards at the back. The two curved lines on either side of the legs slightly turned upwards at the end indicate a person wearing a 'dhoti', and standing on a lotus stalk with flower to the right. The forearm is bent sharply down; the hand grasps the hanging lamp. The right side elbow is curved down with the arm turned upwards holds a flower presumed to be a jasmine blossom. To the right are five dots or spheres. A rim of 40 to 43 beads.

Rev: Traditional Lankan massa design of seated king.
Head and crown as on obverse. Arm is raised upwards and the hand holds a conch shell. On right Devanagari legend Sri Co da ga (m)ga de va.
SpongeBobApr 09, 2015
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, VALERIAN I10 viewsAE 33. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
2 commentsbenitoApr 09, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus III the Great, 223 - 187 B.C. Very Rare.2 viewsIn 213 B.C., after a two year siege, allied with Attalus I of Pergamum, Antiochus III captured the rebel capitol Sardes and executed the rebel king Achaeus. Houghton and Lorber explain that this that this larger denomination "A" does not fit Sardian tradition but the type is attributed to Sardes based on excavation finds. The type, overstruck on Antioch bronzes, was likely issued to support Antiochus` troops during the siege. Perhaps Antiochus` hoped larger coins would impress the troops and the local population.

Bronze AE 25, Houghton-Lorber I 971, Newell WSM 1187, Hoover Syrian 468 (R2), F, overstruck on an Antioch mint coin, military mint near Sardes(?) mint, 12.983 grams, 24.6 mm, die axis 315o, c. 215 - 213 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, short hair with longer locks on the back of the neck, some undertype effects; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, tripod lebes, no control symbols, undertype: Apollo standing left, examining arrow in right hand, resting left on grounded bow behind; very rare;
SamApr 09, 2015
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THRACE, KARDIA5 views350-309 BC
AE 20 mm; 7.07 g
O: Wreathed head of Persephone left
R: KAPΔIA, Lion left, holding broken spear in jaws, grain ear in exergue
Thrace, Kardia. cf SNG Copenhagen 862-684
2 commentslaneyApr 09, 2015
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(0270) AURELIAN2 views270-275 AD
struck 274/275
Billon Tetradrachm, 20 mm; 8.53 g O: A KΛΔΟ M AVPHΛΙΑΝΟC CEB, laurate and bearded bust right of Aurelian.
O: A KΛΔΟ M AVPHΛΙΑΝΟC CEB, laurate and bearded bust of Aurelian right.
R: ETOYC S ( = year 6 AD 274/75), Nike advancing right holding wreath in front, palm branch behind left shoulder.
Ref: Emmett 3947 ( Rarity 4 )
laneyApr 09, 2015
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COMMODUS3 viewsAE 23.5 mm; 6.21 g
O: AV KAI L AI KOMODOC, laureate, draped bust right.
R: [AGXIA]LEWN, Homonoia standing left by burning altar, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Thrace, Anchialus
Moushmov 2801; Varbanov 106
laneyApr 09, 2015
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS5 views193 - 211 AD
AE 21 mm; 7.22 g
O: AY K L C - C - EYHPOC head of Septimius Severus right
R: AGXIA – LEWN Cybele seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on small drum; at her sides, lions standing left.
Thrace, Anchialus.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 437; AMNG 496. Rare
laneyApr 09, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 612(c), Sestertius of AD 142 (Ops)14 viewsÆ Sestertius (27,06g, Ø 31mm). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head left.
Rev.: OPI AVG around, S C (ex.), Ops seated left, holding sceptre and drawing back drapery with left hand, a flower on the sleeper of the throne.
RIC 612(c); BMCRE 1262; Cohen 570; Strack 841 (found in 3 collections for hd. l.)); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 250 (1 spec (BM) for hd. l.)
Ex Sondermann Numismatics (April, 2015).

rare left headed variety
Charles SApr 09, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 605 var., Sestertius of AD 142 (Genius of the senate)18 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,09g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head left.
Rev.: GENIO SENATVS around, S C across field, Genius of the Senate, togate, standing facing, head left, holding branch and short sceptre.
RIC 605 var. (head right); BMCRE 1241 var. (idem); Cohen 400 var. (idem); Strack 834v. (none for head left); Banti 164 var. (head right)
Ex Sondermann Numismatics (April, 2015).

extremely rare, unlisted, left-headed variety
Charles SApr 09, 2015
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Premier Empire - Napoléon I - 10 centimes - 1809 Strasbourg0 viewsBillon, 19 mm, 1,87 g.
A/ N couronné, couronne de feuillages.
R/ NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 10 CENT / 1809 BB.
Réfs : F.130.12 (695.180 ex.).
GabalorApr 09, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 1 centime - AN 6, Paris0 viewsBronze, 15 mm, 1,95 g.
Variante 53/50 perles
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ En trois lignes, UN // CENTIME // L'AN 6.
Réfs : F.100.2
GabalorApr 09, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 5 centimes - AN 9 Lyon.0 viewsCuivre, 27 mm, 9,74 g.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ CINQ CENTIMES // L'AN 9 D, dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.115.72 (97.788 ex.)
GabalorApr 09, 2015
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Vitellius Denarius. Lugdunum mint, 69 AD.3 viewsVitellius Denarius. Lugdunum mint, 69 AD.

OBV: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head right; globe at point of bust.

REV: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SP/QR.

REF: RIC 62, RSC 99.
Gil-galadApr 09, 2015
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Maximinus Fouree Denarius1 viewsMaximinus Fouree Denarius

OBV: IMP MAXIMINUS PIV AVG, Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

REV: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre, altar at feet.

REF: Pending
Gil-galadApr 09, 2015
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13 viewsAn example of a cabinet built for a collector, and friend of mine.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Apr 09, 2015
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Crusader States. Neapolitan Princes of Epirus and Corfu. Philip of Taranto (1294-1313)2 viewsBI Denier Tournois, Lepanto (Nafpakos, Greece) mint, struck 1294-1307. .77 g. 18.65 mm. max. 0°

Metcalf cf. DR1, Maloy cf. 111a

Obv.: + (lis) Ph'S • P • TAR DESP • (=Philippus princeps Traranti, despatus), cross pattée

Rev.: + (I) NEPANTI CIVIS, castle tournois

Philip received Lepanto in 1294 as a dowry from his wife Thamar. This legend was used before Philip assumed the title Princeps Achiai, c. 1307.
StkpApr 09, 2015
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1837 Hard times token. Portsmouth, New Hampshire.2 viewsancientoneApr 09, 2015
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Macedonia, Philippi, Tiberius, AE175 viewsObv: Bare head of Tiberius right.
Rev: Two priests plowing right.
17mm.
ancientoneApr 09, 2015
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2 views15mm., 3.9g.ancientoneApr 09, 2015
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Aeolis, Elaea. AE161 viewsancientoneApr 09, 2015
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Cherronesos, Thrace2 views400-350 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm (triobol)
2.48 gm, 11 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square; alternate depressions deeper, in depressions pellet and monogram П with pellet above
Shraer Plate 69, Coin 409
Sear 1602 var.
JaimelaiApr 09, 2015
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14 Trajan4 viewsPHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 13.88 g, 10h). Struck AD 110/1. Laureate head right; below, club left and eagle standing right / Tyche seated right on rock, holding grain ears; below, river god Orontes swimming right, head left. McAlee 470; Prieur 1498. VF.

Ex CNG
SosiusApr 08, 2015
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Lead seal - unknown eunuch 3 viewsUncertain. 7th-8th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 10.95 g, 12h). Cross above monogram / +/KOVB[I]/KOVΛA[P]/ BACIΛIH/ XAPTOV/ΛAP in five lines. BLS –; DOCBS –. VF.

A koubikularios was a eunuch who served the emperor.

Ex CNG
SosiusApr 08, 2015
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Umayyad Caliphate, al-Andalus: Hisham II ibn al-Hakam, 1st reign (366-399 AH / 976-1009 CE) AR Dirhem, Qurtubah Mint (Album-354.2)6 viewsSpongeBobApr 08, 2015
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Roman Empire, Elagabal Sestertius77 viewsObv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIA ANTONINI AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch.
Mint: Rome, 218-222 AD.

31mm 23.19g

RIC 377, BMC 362

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 54, 24th March 2010
Ex Künker Auction 216, 8th October 2012
Ex Roma Numismatics, VCoins
4 commentskcApr 08, 2015
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23 viewsA picture of a cabinet I built for a collector, featuring 18 trays and locking doors.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
1 commentscmcdon0923Apr 08, 2015
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KINGS of MACEDONIA. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm Amphipolis mint.15 viewsStruck circa 274/1-260/55 BC.

Reference.
Touratsoglou 8–17; SNG München 1074-5; SNG Alpha Bank 983; SNG Cop. 1202

Obv.
Horned head of Pan left, lagobolon behind, in the center of a Macedonian shield

Rev. ANTIGONOU left, BASILEWS right
Athena Alkidemos advancing left; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, TI to inner right.

16.75 gr
31mm
5h
2 commentsokidokiApr 08, 2015
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,81 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Roma seated left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-138, p-224, C-481, Sear-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransApr 08, 2015
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy IX to Ptolemy XII. 116-51 BC. Æ Alexandreia(?) mint. Series 9.2 viewsReference.
Svoronos 1426 (Joint reign of Ptolemy VI and VIII); Weiser 143 (Ptolemy V); SNG Copenhagen 311-4 (Joint reign of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII); Noeske 216-20 (Joint reign of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII); cf. Lorber & Faucher Series 6E.

Obv.
Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.

Rev.
Two eagles with their wings closed standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left.

8.90 gr
20 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiApr 08, 2015
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Directoire - Dupré - 2 décimes - AN 5 Paris.1 viewsCuivre, 32 mm, 17,36 g.
Atelier de Paris
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, tête de la République à gauche, coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien.
R/ 2 DECIMES // L'AN 5 A.
Réfs : F.145.5
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Monnaie de confiance - 20 sols de Lefèvre et Lesage, 1792, France.1 views20 sols, argent, 2,89 g, 23,5 mm.
A/ LEFEVRE LESAGE ET COMPIE Ngt A PARIS, La Liberté assise à gauche, appuyée sur un faisceau surmonté d'une pique et d'un bonnet phrygien ; devant la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen à l'art V ; à gauche, coq sur un cippe .
R/ ET AU DESSUS L'AN 4ME DE LA LIBERTE / 1792, au centre en 6 lignes : B. P. / 20 SOLS / A ECHANGER / EN / ASSIGNATS / DE 50# dans un grènetis intérieur .
Réfs : Brandon 243a
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Siscia, RIC IX 37a, 159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, -/-//ASIS•, VOT/X/MVLT/XX, In wreath,62 viewsSiscia, RIC IX 37a, 159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, -/-//ASIS•, VOT/X/MVLT/XX, In wreath,
avers: DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT/X/MVLT/XX, in wreath.
exergo: -/-//ASIS•, diameter: 13mm, weight: 1,59g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 388-392 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-37a, p-155, C-73
Q-001
quadransApr 08, 2015
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159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 37a, Siscia, -/-//ASIS•, VOT/X/MVLT/XX, In wreath,71 views159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 37a, Siscia, -/-//ASIS•, VOT/X/MVLT/XX, In wreath,
avers: DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT/X/MVLT/XX, in wreath.
exergo: -/-//ASIS•, diameter: 13mm, weight: 1,59g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 388-392 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-37a, p-155, C-73
Q-001
quadransApr 08, 2015
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Convention - Demi sol - 1793 la Rochelle.0 views1/2 sol à la table de loi, cuivre, 5,33 g, 25 mm.
A/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCOISE // L'AN II, table des droits de l'Homme sous un oeil avec LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI, grappe de raisin à gauche, épi de blé à droite.
R/ LIBERTE EGALITE // 1/2 S // 1793 H, balance sommée d'un bonnet phrygien dans une couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 70.1
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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071 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-20 AD Minerva standing3 viewsReference.
RIC 71b; RSC 1065.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Minerva standing left sacrificing from patera over tripod altar & holding spear.

3.13 gr
17 mm
okidokiApr 08, 2015
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Æ Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)10 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dart–sling (κεστροσφενδóνη) with dart inside
2 commentsSpongeBobApr 08, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 12 deniers1 views12 deniers au faisceau, cuivre, 12,11 g.
Q sous le buste pour Perpignan, sans point, premier semestre.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, buste du Roi à gauche.
R/ LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI // 12 D // 1792 4 DE LA LIB
Réfs : Révolution, R-34.63
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - 30 sols1 views30 sols, argent,10,17 g, 28 mm.
A/ LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1792, tête de Louis XVI à gauche.
R/ REGNE DE LA LOI // 30 SOLS // L'AN 4 DE LA LIBERTE, génie gravant la Constitution.
Point sous le U de LOUIS, second semestre.
Réfs : Révolution, R. 42-13
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XVI / Constitution (1791-1793) - sol0 viewsSol à l'écu, cuivre, 10,53 g.
Lettre N sous l'écu pour Montpellier.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1789
Réfs : Droulers 624 (808.362 ex.)
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XVI, Roi de France (1774-1788) - Sol0 viewsSol à l'écu, cuivre, 11,64 g.
Lettre & sous l'écu pour Aix.
A/ LUDOV XVI D GRATIA, tête du Roi à gauche.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1787
Réfs : Droulers 624 (- - - ex.)
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1271[var.], Sestertius of AD 147-1489 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,03g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147-148 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right of Marcus Aurelius, draped left shoulder.
Rev.: TR POT II COS II around, HONOS / S C (in two lines across field), Honos standing r., holding long sceptre and cornucopiae.
RIC (Antoninus Pius) unlisted (1271 only as dupondius and as); BMCRE p.296 † (footnote); Cohen unlisted
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 112 (2012).
Extremely rare, only mentioned in a footnote BMCRE IV p. 296 †: "P. Tinchant Coll.".
Charles SApr 08, 2015
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Lorraine, duché de Lorraine, Léopold 1er (1690-1729) France.0 viewsLiard, cuivre, 2,31 g.
A/ LEOP I D G D LOT B R IER, Tête de Léopold à droite
R/ LIARD DE LORRAINE 1727, croix dessus, alérion au centre du millésime.
Réfs : Boudeau 1594
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Liard1 viewsLiard à la vieille tête, cuivre, 2,79 g.
Lettre A sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Paris.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANC ET NAVARR REX 1768
Réfs : Droulers 608 (- - - ex.)
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Demi sol d'aix2 viewsDemi sol d'Aix, bronze, 5,06 g.
Type spécial pour Aix
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARR REX 1770
Réfs : Droulers 604.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - Sol1 viewsSol à la vielle tête, cuivre, 11,34 g.
Lettre D sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Lyon.
A/ LUDOV XV D GRATIA, tête du Roi à droite.
R/ FRANCIAE ET NAVARRAE REX 1769
Réfs : Droulers 606 (Peu d' ex.)
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Louis XV, Roi de France (1715-1774) - 1/3 d'écu1 views1/3 d'écu de France, argent, 7,95 g.
Lettre N sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Montpelliers.
A/ LUD XV D G FR ET NAV REX, buste du Roi à droite.
R/ SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1721.
Réfs : Droulers 568 (955.400 ex.).
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Divus Antoninus, RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1266, Sestertius of AD 161 (Funeral pyre)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.8g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161 (under Marcus Aurelius in joint reign with Lucius Verus).
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right.
Rev.: CONSE-CRATIO around edge; S C in ex., Pyre of four tiers surmounted by a statue of the emperor in quadriga. Third tier has three niches with figures.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1266; BMCRE (M. Aurelius) 872; Cohen 165; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 5198; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 136/15
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995).
Charles SApr 08, 2015
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Divus Antoninus, RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1269, Sestertius of AD 161-169 (Column)3 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.6g, Ø 33-34mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161-169 (under Marcus Aurelius).
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right.
Rev.: DIVO PIO / S C, Column, set on base, within fence, surmounted by statue of Divus Antoninus standing l., holding eagle right and scepter left.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1269; BMCRE (M. Aurelius) 880-884; Cohen 354; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 5199; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 136/18
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1997).
Charles SApr 08, 2015
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Divus Antoninus, RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1272, Sestertius of AD 161-169 (Altar)4 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.30g, , 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161-169 (under Marcus Aurelius).
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right.
Rev.: DIVO PIO around, S C across field, rectangular altar set on five steps, with double panelled door and horns l. and r. above.
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1272; BMCRE (M. Aurelius) 886; Cohen 358; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 1200; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 136/19
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 95 (2008); ex coll. A. Senden: l'architecture des monnaies Romaines.

Coin issued posthumously by Marcus Aurelius commemorating the funeral & deification of Antoninus Pius.
Charles SApr 08, 2015
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MACEDONIA, Koinon. Severus Alexander - Autonomous Provincial Issue 220-245 AD4 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen 1372 var. (bust type).

Obv. ALEXANDPOV
Diademed head of Alexander the Great right.

Rev. KOINON MAKEDONWN NEW
Horseman right, thrusting spear

8. gr
27 mm
okidokiApr 08, 2015
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Bronze EPAD, -50/-253 viewsBronze, 1,99 g, 17 mm.
A/ Tête coiffée d'un casque à panache à droite, IIPAD devant.
R/ Guerrier debout, tenant un insigne militaire, une lance et un bouclier, casque à panache au sol.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3907 ; BnF 3907-3920 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 238 ; DT 3607 ; RIG, type 161.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Drachme arverne/Gabale - cheval/volute/fleuron, -130/-1003 viewsArgent, 2,28 g, 13 mm.
A/ Tête casquée à gauche.
R/ Cheval galopant à gauche, volute dessus, fleuron dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon GAB-48 ; Gentric 1997, n°48 ; Larozas 2000, type Roanne 48.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/palmette/volute, -100/-503 viewsArgent, 2,44 g, 15 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop, palmette dessous, volute dessus.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3814; BnF 3814-3815 ; Depeyrot 2004, types 167 et 168 ; DT 3389 var.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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Drachme - cheval/roue perlee centree d'un anneau, -100/-503 viewsArgent, 2,19 g, 15,5 mm
A/ Tête à gauche
R/ Cheval au galop à gauche, dessous anneau perlé centré d'un anneau lisse.
Réfs : Dicomon ARV-3770 ; DT 3585 ; Depeyrot 2004, type 146 ; BnF 3770 var.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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RUTENES - Obole à la hache, -100/-501 viewsObole, argent, 0,16 g, 8 mm.
Av./ Lisse
Rv./ Croix, cantonnée d'une hache en 3.
Réfs : Lopez, CL- - -
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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VOLQUES TECTOSAGES - Demi drachme du type cubiste, -225/-50.2 viewsDemi drachme, argent, 1,53 g, 14 x 6 mm
Av./ Tête à gauche de style cubiste, deux dauphins devant.
Rv./ Croix cantonnée de lunules périphériques dans chaque canton, avec une olive en 1 et 4, d'une ellipse en 2 et d'une hache en 3.
Réfs : Dicomon, DCR-75 et76 var.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -15/-10.1 viewsDupondius, bronze, 16,32 g, 27 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffé de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste tête nue à droite avec cimier.
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile avec corne frontale devant un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne.
Réfs : LT.2878 var.
GabalorApr 08, 2015
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2 viewsSpongeBobApr 08, 2015
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3 viewsSpongeBobApr 08, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Right4 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle Right
Exergue:- XII
RIC 181 GOBL 751b CUNETIO 1415
nogoodnicksleftApr 07, 2015
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS2 views193 - 211 AD
AE 28 mm; 14.51 g
O: AYT K Λ CEΠTI CEYHPOC ΠEP Laureate head right.
R: HΓE CT[A BAPBAPOY] ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN Herakles standing right, holding lion's skin and resting on club.
cf Varbanov 1167 var.
laneyApr 07, 2015
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Thrace Mesembria Diobol40 viewsCrested Corinthian helmet facing.

M-E-T-A within wheel, surrounded by border of radiating lines.

SNG. BM. 268

11 mm

1.30g

Black Sea Hoard fake
1 commentsJay GT4Apr 07, 2015
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23 GETA RIC 889 viewsGeta 209-211 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 211 AD. (2.86g; 20.23mm) Obv: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right. Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae.
RIC 88; RSC 68

Ex: Holding History, Vcoins

The reverse ends legend with "AUG V". The 'V' stands for the number of times donatives had been given at the time of the minting. "Liberalitas" signifies generosity.
2 commentsPaddyApr 07, 2015
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260 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Pietas 4 viewsReference.
RIC 260e

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev: PIETAS AVG.
Pietas seated left, holding patera and sceptre.

3.40 gr
17 mm
okidokiApr 07, 2015
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Basiliscus and Marcus, RIC 10346 viewsDiademed head right, DN[ bASL ET MAR P] AV
Monogram of Basiliscus and Marcus
AE4, 13.5mm, 2.12g
Constantinople Mint

Light encrustations on the obverse. Circular scratch in field to right on monogram.
Found in a lot of uncleaned byzantine coins!
novacystisApr 07, 2015
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Maximinus I Thrax 'Providentia' Limes Denarius7 viewsMinted between AD 235-238 (obviously)

OBV: Laureate draped bust right
REV: Providentia standing holding baton and cornucopia, globe at feet

2.22 gm

cf RIC:13

EX agora auctions lot 29-236
Carsten BApr 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.47.18 (rev. only)3 viewsCaracalla als Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 3.10g, 15.92mm, 30°
obv. M AV K - [ANTWNIN]
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Tripod, central foot entwined by snake
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.18.47.18
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.16.4 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenApr 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.09.07 corr. (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 12.2g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP. - CEVHROC
Bust, laureate, r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Nike in long double chiton advancing l., holding in l. arm palm branch and in extended r.
hand wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1301 var. (without drapery and NIKOPOLIT)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.9.7 corr. (same die, but writes VPA AVR)
obv. e.g. No.8.14.4.7 corr. (same die, but drapery not mentioned)
F+

The bust of this obv. die is always slightly draped on the l. shoulder. Therefore the following types should be corrected:
- No. 8.14.4.7 (Athena)
- No. 8.14.9.11 (Nike with biga)
- No. 8.14.38.15 (Tyche)
This obv. die seems to be one of the rarer ones.
JochenApr 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.21.1 cf., unpublished?1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 13.76mm
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEMO KAIKI CERBEI[LIANOV] - NEIKOP PROC ICT (beginning at 12h!)
Hygieia in long garment and mantle stg.r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera in l. hand, and Asklepios in
himation stg. l., resting on his snake staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1234 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. No. 8.10.21.1 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.21.3
unpublished?
rare, F+, brown patina

This coin differs from the other types with Asklepios/Hygieia mainly by the position of the revers legend.
JochenApr 07, 2015
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England. Plantagenet. Henry III (1216-1272)1 viewsNorth 988; Spink 1364

AR penny, voided long cross coinage, Lawrence System class 3c (struck 1248-1250), refined by Churchill and Thompson as class 3d1 (struck 1250) Type L446, London mint, by moneyer Nicholas of St. Albans. 1.38 g., 18.35 mm. max., 0°.

Obv: Initial mark: [Six-pointed star with rounded or angular points (MM4)], hENRICVS REX : III apostrophe (NR ligated; wedge-footed R [R1]; pellet in S), Crowned facing bust with pointed chin, pellets above lower hair curls (PL4), beard of pellets, no scepter.

Rev: NIC-OLE ON L-VND (ON and ND ligated, pellets on Ns in third and fourth quadrants), voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle, eight pellets per quadrant in inner circle.

Note: There were 711 class 3d1 coins issued by Nicholas of St. Albans from the London mint in the Brussels Hoard, spread between 11 Churchill and Thompson types. Type L446 coins were the most common type, represented by 520 coins.
StkpApr 07, 2015
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Domitian RIC-68964 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 90 AD
RIC 689 (C2), BMC 164, RSC 261
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
VF+

This denarius exemplifies the fine quality and high standards the Rome mint upheld during Domitian's reign, even during large issues such as this one struck in 90 AD. No new imperial acclamations are recorded for Domitian in 90. He became COS XV on 1 January and continued to be TR P VIIII until mid September.

A superb portrait struck on a large flan (20mm) and well centered. A very respectable denarius.
1 commentsDavid AthertonApr 07, 2015
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D.)28 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: DHMAPX EX UPATO B, eagle standing facing, head left with wreath in beak, below, crescent & ram running right.
Antioch Mint, Struck 242 A.D.
27mm
13.5g
Prieur 302
7 commentsMatApr 07, 2015
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Gallienus - Doe Right9 viewsObverse:- [I]MPGALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAV[G], Doe standing right, looking left
Exergue:- E

RIC 176 GOBL 728b CUNETIO 1357

At first glance you will might think this is another standard right standing doe looking left. However the front legs are the wrong way round to most other examples, the fore leg on this example being behind the far side leg (rather than to the front). This variation is not shown in types in the Cunetio in figure 9 Appendix 5. Nor does there seem to be any distinction made in Gobl between the two variations. Differences of a similar nature are show in the doe type and other types so one would assume that this variation was not found in the Cunetio Hoard nor in any of the reference sources for Gobl. Possible making it rare or at least uncommon. During my research I found 2 other examples.
nogoodnicksleftApr 06, 2015
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Domitian RIC II 07636 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 93, Sept.-94, Sept. (2.94g. ( mm) 6hr). Obv: IMP CCAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva stg. r. with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3). RIC II 763.

With some wear, this common Domitian retains full legends. This was struck during a period of high production of denarii for Domitian, perhaps to support help finance the Second Pannonian War.

Lucas HApr 06, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 098317 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 77, July- 78, Dec. (3.31g, 18mm, 7hr). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Rev: IMP XIX in exergue; sow l. with three piglets. RIC II 983, BMC 214, RSC 214. Ex CNG.

A scarce left facing portrait on one of Vespasian’s agrarian series. While the updated RIC lists the left facing varieties of the agrarian series as common, they are much more difficult to find than the left. With an oblong flan and wear, this example still has complete legends.
4 commentsLucas HApr 06, 2015
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United States of America: 1953B Smith-Dillon Five Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1657)3 viewsSpongeBobApr 06, 2015
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United States of America: 1953B Smith-Dillon Five Dollars Silver Certificate (Fr#1657)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 06, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.54.132 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 24, 7.3g
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. N / IKOP / OLITW / N PROC / TRON (sic! Without IC)
Legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 2011
obv. not listed
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
rev. #3816
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.54.13
about VF, dark green patina

Legend error!
JochenApr 06, 2015
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC 45 2 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 13-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.29g, 14.38mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןכהן / דולוח / ידמ
from r. to l.:
= YHWN / TN KHN / [G]DWL W (Ch) / YDM
= Yehonatan Kohen Gadol We Ch[aver] Yehudim
= Yehonatan Highpriest and Council of [the] Yews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV, 474; AJC Fb3; TJC 45
F+, black green patina, rev. extremely excentric
JochenApr 06, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 629, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Sow)20 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,30g, Ø 32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C in ex, Sow standing under holm-oak, suckling seven young, an eighth to right.
RIC 629; BMCRE 1298; Cohen 775; Strack 870 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 385 (11 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4226
Ex Numphil (June 2014)

This is part of a series that was minted to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome (April 21, A.D. 147). According to Vergil, The Trojan exile Aeneas sailed up the Tibur until he came upon a white sow nursing thirty piglets, and was to found a settlement on the site of this good omen, the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome. See also scrofa
1 commentsCharles SApr 06, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 601, Sestertius of AD 144 (betrothal M. Aurelius & Faustina Jr.)17 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.28g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: CON-COR-DIAE around, [S C in ex.,] Marcus Aurelius & Faustina Jr. clasping hands before large statues of Antoninus & Faustina.
RIC 601; BMCRE 1236; Cohen 146 (fr.40); Strack 826 (4 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 60 (14 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 127/45a
Ex Künker Auction 262
2 commentsCharles SApr 06, 2015
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Nero, RIC 334, Sestertius of AD 66 (Roma)8 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,3g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P P P, laureate head left.
Rev.: ROMA in ex., S C across field, Roma seated left holding Victory and spear.
RIC 334
Ex CNG Triton XI; ex Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Titus, RIC 89, Sestertius of AD 80 (Felicitas)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (20.9g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 80.
Obv.: IMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head left.
Rev.: FELICIT PVBLIC around, S C across field, Felicitas standing left holding long scepter and cornucopiae.
RIC II-1 144; Cohen 74 (4 fr.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 2523.
Ex G.Henzen (Netherlands, 1997).
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Titus, RIC 498, Sestertius of AD 80-81 (Pax)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.7g, Ø35mm, 6h). Eastern mint (Thrace?). Struck AD 80-81.
Obv.: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: PAX AVGVST around, S C across field, Pax standing left with olive branch and cornucopiae.
RIC II-1 498; Cohen 141 (4 fr.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values I) 2526 var. (obv. legend).
Ex G.Henzen (Netherlands, 1997).
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Nerva, RIC 93, sestertius of AD 97 (Vehiculatione Italiae remissa)6 viewsNerva. 96-98 AD. Sestertius (24.7g, 32-33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 97 AD.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P, laureate head right,
Rev.: VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA around, S C in ex., two mules grazing back to back, cart behind with shaft pointing upwards.
RIC 93; Cohen 143; BMCRE 119; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 44 (14 spec.).

One of the measures which Nerva took to reduce the burden of the citizens was the assumption by the government of the costs of imperial post, formerly assumed by the municipalities.
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Hadrian, RIC 952, Sestertius of AD 136 (Hispania)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.0g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 136.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE around, S C in ex., Hadrian, togate, standing left on right, raising kneeling Spain holding an olive branch (in the centre usually a rabbit).
RIC 952; BMCRE III 1816; Cohen 1263 (15 fr.); Strack 777; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 3633; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 115/49
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Domitian, RIC 78, Sestertius of AD 81 (Minerva)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (21.0g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 81.
Obv.: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG PM, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P around, large S C across field, Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding spear and left hand on hip.
RIC II-1 78 ; BMCRE II 261; Cohen 555 (4 fr.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values I) 2780 var. (legend).
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford 1996).
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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Domitian, RIC (Titus) 295, Sestertius of AD 81 (Minerva)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.8g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 81 (under Titus).
Obv.: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, laureate head right.
Rev.: Large S C across field, Minerva, helmeted, draped, advancing right brandishing javelin and holding round shield.
RIC (Titus) 295; BMCRE II (Titus) 232; Cohen 439 var. (obv. legend DOMITIANVS); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values I) 2778 var. (rev. legend)
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994).
Charles SApr 06, 2015
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ANTONINUS PIUS11 viewsAE dupondius. Rome. 145-147 AD. 12,82 grs. 0 h. Radiate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P / Honos standing facing,head left,togate,branch in right cornucopiae in left. HONORI AVG COS IIII.
RIC 802. Cohen 415.
1 commentsbenitoApr 06, 2015
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CITY COMMEMORATIVE10 viewsAE follis. Thessalonica. 330-333 AD. 2.56 grs. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma left. URBS ROMA / She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above. SMTSE in exergue.
RIC 187.
1 commentsbenitoApr 06, 2015
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Susa3 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Athena Promachos brandishing spear and shield in a quadriga of horned elephants right, anchor above IΣO monogram in right field, bee beneath.

SC 178.1; Kritt ESMS S-86 El. 43 dies A11/P-; ESM 327; HGC 9, 18c (R1-2). Susa Mint, 283-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.17 g, 12h).

Freeman & Sear.

An example of the Susa mint transition from biga to quadriga reverse, using an obverse die previously only recorded in the biga series. This obverse die is not found on any of the previously documented (by Newell and Kritt) elephant quadriga coins of the series. It is the only known example that demonstrates an obverse die link between the biga and quadriga emissions. Moreover, the reverse is struck from a die that has some characteristics that suggest it was re-engraved from an elephant biga to an elephant quadriga. As such this coin is amongst the first of the Susa elephant quadriga chariot issues, probably dated to ca. 282 BC.
n.igmaApr 06, 2015
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United States of America: 1914 White-Mellon Twenty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#999)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 06, 2015
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United States of America: 1914 White-Mellon Twenty Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#999)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 06, 2015
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Terracotta Roundel9 viewsAn ancient terracotta roundel, dating to the Byzantine period, approximately 600 AD. The charming, rustic scene depicts a farmer, wearing a chiton or short tunic, tending to his date palm. To the right, a bird is nestled in the thick bunches of fruit, while a dog or goat is standing below, perhaps looking to catch some of the fallen fruit.

Length: 5 1/2 inches

SalaethusApr 05, 2015
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Detail - Terracotta Roundel6 viewsSalaethusApr 05, 2015
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Detail - Terracotta Roundel7 viewsSalaethusApr 05, 2015
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Terracotta Roundel7 viewsReverse sideSalaethusApr 05, 2015
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Avar Bronze Animal (Dog)10 viewsReverse sideSalaethusApr 05, 2015
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Avar Bronze Animal (Dog)16 viewsThe rear half of a broken Avar animal, probably a dog, dating to the 8th Century AD. With chased decoration adorning the heavily stylized body, it is a piece of particularly fine workmanship, and likely intentionally broken in antiquity. The Avars were a nomadic tribe of horse-mounted warriors who occupied the Eurasian steppes and formed an Empire from the 6th-9th Century. They threatened, and at times protected the neighboring Byzantine Empire.

Length: 2 3/4 inches


SalaethusApr 05, 2015
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius RIC 97, Hercules8 viewsOBVERSE: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right
REVERSE: HECVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing half-right, resting on club, holding bow, lion's skin over arm
Struck at Rome, 197 AD
3.1g, 17mm
1 commentsLegatusApr 05, 2015
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Ceylon: Parakrama Bahu VI (1415-1468) AE Massa (Mitchiner-853, Codrington-97)5 viewstext from coins.lakdiva.org

Obv: Similar to Lankan massa design of standing king.
The head consists of an oblong, from the chord of which project three lines; crown or makuta, two arcs and a dot in rear. right elbow more pronounced; in right hand a lamp consisting of a straight line ending in a ball and flanked on either side by two dots. In left hand a small ball. Feet turned outward. Two dots, one under each arm, represents the upper part of the dhoti. To right a lion seated and facing right with left foreleg uplifted; each paw has three claws. A rim is a circle of large dots.

Rev : Traditional Lankan massa design of seated king.
Head and crown as on obverse. Arm is raised upwards and the hand holds a small ball. On right Devanagari legend Sri Pa ra kra ma Ba hu
SpongeBobApr 05, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - 4 deniers1 views4 deniers, cuivre, 4,06 g
BB pour Strasbourg
A/ L XIIII ROY DE FR ET DE NA, buste de Louis XIIII à droite.
R/ PIECE DE IIII DENIERS 1699, trois lis sous une couronne.
Réfs : Droulers 523 (111.870 ex.)
GabalorApr 05, 2015
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - XVI deniers2 views16 deniers, billon, 1,79 g
Type pour Strasbourg, BB sous l'écu.
A/ LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX, écu de France couronné, accosté de X et VI.
R/ SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM 1704, croix évidé, tréflée en bouts.
Réfs : Droulers 522 (372.026 ex.)
GabalorApr 05, 2015
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Constantine I, RIC VII 252, Sisica4 viewsObverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them. O on banner.
Listed mintmarks: ASIS and epsilon SIS. 17.12 mm, 1.6 g. RIC VII Siscia 252, rated R1
NORMAN KApr 05, 2015
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Constantine I, RIC VII 194 Arles4 viewsObverse: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG - Helmeted laureate bust right, cuirassed
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP - Two Victories facing and inscribing VOT PR on shield placed on altar type Helvetica 2d (diamond with dot in centre, in a rectangle with a dot in each corner. )
Exe: PARL Arles mint AD 318-319 = RIC VII, 194 , 19.15 mm, 2.6 g.
NORMAN KApr 05, 2015
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Constantine II, RIC VII 170 Sisica6 viewsConstantine II AE3 "Vows X" Constantine II CE. 316-340
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate head right.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM- Wreath within is written VOT X.
Ex: (epsilon) SIS (double crescent) Siscia mint: AD 321-324 = RIC VII, 170, page 445 - British Museum. 18.35 mm, 3.0 g.
NORMAN KApr 05, 2015
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John VIII, SBCV 25639 viewsNo legend, no sigla
Bust of Christ facing, with cross in nimbus, IC/XC to the sides and 8 pellets in border
[+IWANNHCΔECΠOTHCOΠAΛEOΛO]ΓOCΘVXAPI / +TIBACIΛEVCPOMEONOAIIXV in two lines
Facing bust of John, nimbate with two pellets in field
AR Stavraton, 24.5mm, 6.71g
novacystisApr 05, 2015
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Justinian I, SBCV 1677 viewsDN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large I, Cross above, ANNO left, X/U/II right
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE 10 nummi, 22mm, 4.53g
novacystisApr 05, 2015
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Romanus I, SBCV 17607 views[+RWmAn bASILEVS RWm]
Facing bust of Romanus I wearing crown and chlamys and holding a labarum and globus cruciger
+RWmA / nEnΘEWbA / SILELVSRW / mAIWN in four lines
Constantinople
AE follis, 23mm, 4.68g
novacystisApr 05, 2015
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9 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.31 g)
Prawn right, surrounded by scallop, tunny, shark, and dolphin; X over Δ to right Retrograde P within wreath
Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection; Münzzentrum 150 (7 Jan 2009), lot 258
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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7 viewsIONIA, Ephesos.
PB Tessera (15mm, 4.22 g)
Bird cage; PY to upper left
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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7 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Faustos Philosebastos. Agoranomos, 2nd-3rd centuries AD.
PB Tessera (17mm, 5.02 g)
[…Φ]AVCTOV ΦIΛOCЄB/ AΓOPANOM OV
Head of elephant right
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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United States of America: 1934A Julian-Morgenthau Ten Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2006L)4 viewsSpongeBobApr 05, 2015
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United States of America: 1934A Julian-Morgenthau Ten Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2006L)2 viewsSpongeBobApr 05, 2015
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4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.47 g, 7h)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Rooster standing right
Rostovtsev 2664.1 = Rostovtsev & Prou 571; cf. Milan 417-21 (smaller size)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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5 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.97 g, 1h)
Man standing right, holding Victory in outstretched arm; P R (Populus Romanus) flanking
Two Aurae(?) standing facing, raising hands
Rostovtsev 1599

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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4 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.47 g, 7h)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Rooster standing right
Rostovtsev 2664.1 = Rostovtsev & Prou 571; cf. Milan 417-21 (smaller size)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
ArdatirionApr 05, 2015
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Roman Republic / Caius Postumius Denarius. 74 BC. 24 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana right, bow & quiver over shoulder. (Profile of huntress Diana)
Reverse : Hound running right full speed, C POSTVMI and AT Monogram in ex.

3.94g , 19mm . Ch XF.


Ref: RRC 394/1

Jovan Lee Delavega Ancient Coins Collection.
Jovan DApr 04, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.05.01 corr. (plate coin)4 viewsMoesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.19g, 17.33mm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODO / [C]
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PIOC IC
Demeter in long double chiton, stg. l., holding torch in l. arm and in raised r. arm grain ears
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.5.1 corr. (plate coin)
F+, brown patina
JochenApr 04, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)7 viewsRIC V J-405, Göbl 1702b, Sear 10386, Van Meter 298

BI Antoninianus, 3.50 g., 22.58 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 255-256 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Emperor, standing left, holding spear and receiving wreath from Victory, standing right and holding palm, wreath above .

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
1 commentsStkpApr 04, 2015
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Nicolaus Ignarra's De Palaestra Neopolitana15 viewsNicolaus Ignarra's De Palaestra Neopolitana (1770). Picture shows a cropped photo of both plates from the book.MolinariApr 04, 2015
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Bithynia, Tium. Antoninus Pius AE18. Zeus Syrgastes5 views
Obv: ANTONINO Y KAICAPOC (retrograde) / Pius bust r.
Rev: ZEUS TIANWN (retrograde) / Zeus Syrgastes standing, l., holding patera and long scepter.
18mm, 3.4gm.
ancientoneApr 04, 2015
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Domitian, RIC (Titus) 288, Sestertius of AD 80-81 (Pax)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.2g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 80-81 (under Titus).
Obv.: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head of Domitian right.
Rev.: PAX AVGVST around, S C across field, Pax standing left, holding olive branch out sideways in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
RIC II-1 (Titus) 288 (rare); BMCRE II (Titus) 315 var. (obv. legend DOMITIAN); Cohen 343 (4 fr.); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values I) 2767var. (obv. legend COS VIII)
Ex D.Ruskin (from old collection, Oxford, 1995)
Charles SApr 04, 2015
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Thrace, Philippopolis. Commodus AE20. Emperor on horseback.4 views
Obv: laureate head of Commodus (short beard), r.
Rev: male figure (emperor?) on horseback, r., holding spear.
20mm., 5.1g.
ancientoneApr 04, 2015
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Domitian, RIC 105, Sestertius of AD 82 (Minerva)3 viewsÆ Sestertius (20.3g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 82.
Obv.: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P around, S C across field, Minerva standing l, holding spear, left hand on side.
RIC II-1 105; BMCRE II 274; Cohen 581; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values I) 2780 var. (hd. left)
Ex G.Henzen, (Netherlands, 1998).
Charles SApr 04, 2015
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 376B4 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L CEP(sic) SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195
Reference(s) – BMCRE - (Noted as variant of 352 in footnotes). RIC 376B (Rated Scarce). All citing RD paragraph 55, page 44, no. 205
maridvnvmApr 04, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598var., Sestertius of AD 140-143 (Apollo, left bust variety)11 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.6g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing left.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598 var. (head right); BMCRE IV 1929 var. (idem; footnote); Cohen 62 var. (idem); Strack 822 var. (idem); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 36 (2 spec.)
ex G. Henzen

This is a extremely rare left head variant of the Apollo sestertius. The references for RIC, Cohen and Strack are all for bust types with head right. BMCRE 1229 footnote mentions a variant with laureate head l. (Münzhandlung Basel, 22 March, 1937, lot 736), which turns out to be a different specimen struck from the same obverse die. Banti 36 reports 2 specimens of this variant, the illustrated specimen has the same obv. and rev. dies.
Charles SApr 04, 2015
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071 - Elagabalus Denarius - RIC 0495 viewsObv:- IMP ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, cuirassed and draped bust right
Rev:- P M TR P IIII COS - III P P, emperor standing l., sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding club on left, star to right, two standards to right.
Reference:- RIC 49. RSC 205.
1 commentsmaridvnvmApr 04, 2015
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 0883 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, whelk shell or conch.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, scallop shell
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 88. Babelon 14. BMCRR 88. CNR: -.
maridvnvmApr 04, 2015
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Cyprus, Salamis under Nikokreon8 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, bow to left.

Price 3139a (same dies); Newell Salamis 7. The first tetradrachm emission of Salamis ca. 325/4 BC, struck under Nikokreon.

(24 mm, 16.97 g, 12h).

CNG 259 (6 July 2011) Lot 66

After the Battle of Issos, the island of Cyprus surrendered to Alexander III the Great, denying the Persian navy a base in proximity to the westernmost coast of the Mediterranean. Struck from the first set of tetradrachm dies used at the mint, this coin dates to the start of Alexander emissions from Salamis around 325/4 BC. Nikokreon (ca. 331-311/10 BC), under whose authority this coin was issued, succeeded his father Pnytagoras on the throne of Salamis. He had actively supported Alexander in the siege of Tyre and is reported to have paid homage to Alexander after the conqueror’s return from Egypt to Tyre in 331. In return he was left in power to govern Salamis. Following Alexander’s death he allied himself with Ptolemy who in 312 BC placed him in control of the entire island of Cyprus. He died in 311/10 BC after which Cyprus became the focus of the power struggle between the military forces of Ptolemy and Antigonos Monopthalmos.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 04, 2015
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater9 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
1 commentsn.igmaApr 04, 2015
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Tarsos 13 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, pellet under throne. ΔI monogram graffiti before head of Zeus.

Price 2993; Newell Tarsos 3 (Newell’s Officina A, dies IX/25) pl. II, 2 (same dies); Muller 1291.
Tarsos mint 333/2 BC.

(26 mm, 17.18 g, 11h).

ex- Gorny & Mosch.

Newell catalogued forty examples of this type from six obverse and thirty reverse dies indicating a far more prolific issuance than the inaugural Tarsos 1 emission to which it is die linked by five examples struck with Tarsos obverse die III. All of the specimens of Tarsos 3 catalogued by Newell originated in the Demanhur Hoard. Price did not catalog any additional specimens to those noted by Newell in the British Museum Collection, which holds five specimens from the Newell Collection.
2 commentsn.igmaApr 04, 2015
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Philetairos King of Pergamon4 views Philetairos King of Pergamon
Mysia, Pergamon, BMC Mysia p. 119, Pergamon mint, Sear 7233, c. 282 - 133 BCE. AE, 13mm 1.75 G, BMC Mysia p. 119, 54
Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with a griffin
Reverse: ΦIΛE /TAIΡOΥ, strung bow

The regal bronze coinage of Pergamon is all inscribed in the name of the dynasty's founder, Philetairos. Attribution to specific reigns is not yet possible. – Forvm addendum




Philetaerus was in the service of Lysimachus, one of the Diadochoi, who entrusted him with guarding his treasury. In 283 B.C., Philetaerus rose against Lysimachus, seized the treasury, captured Pergamum, and became its governor. In no position to hold his possessions, he placed himself in dependence on Diadochos Seleucus I Nictator. In 281 B.C., after Seleucus was killed by another Diadochos, Ptolemy Ceraunus, Philetaerus became the independent ruler of Pergamum.
NORMAN KApr 03, 2015
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Roman Ephesus16 viewsIonia, Ephesus, Claudius, 41-54, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm

TI. CLAVD CAES AVG. Claudius bare head, facing left.
DIAN-EPHE Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) of Ephesus inside a tetra style temple, set on three tiered base; pediment decorated by figures flanking three windows.

RIC I 118; RPC I 2222; BMCRE 229; RSC 30; Sear Millennium 1839. Ephesus ca. 41-42 AD.

(25 mm, 11.14 g, 6h).

The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Depicted on this coin, which was minted shortly after Claudius’ accession to the throne, there remains no trace of the temple other than some recently stacked column remnants to mark the location. Pliny The Elder described the temple as 115 meters in length, 55 meters in width, made almost entirely of marble; consisting of 127 Ionic style columns 18 meters in height. The original temple, which stood on the site from about 550 BC, was destroyed by arson in 356 BC. It was rebuilt at the direction of Alexander III the Great around 330 BC, in the form depicted on the coin, only to be destroyed by the Goths in 262 AD. Again rebuilt, it was destroyed for the final time by Christians in 401 AD. The marble of the temple was used to construct other buildings. Some of the columns found their way into the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (Istanbul).

The site of the temple was rediscovered in 1869 by an expedition sponsored by the British Museum, but little remains to be seen today. A Christian inscription found at Ephesus reads Destroying the delusive image of the demon Artemis, Demeas has erected this symbol of Truth, the God that drives away idols, and the Cross of priests, deathless and victorious sign of Christ. This Christian zeal explains why so little remains of the site despite its repute in the ancient pre-Christian world.

This coin is rare with a few dozen examples known. In contrast to most examples, which show a four-tiered temple base, the reverse of this coin shows a three-tiered temple base, the same as that found on the Parthenon. The rectangles visible on the pediment of the temple are frequently identified as depictions of tables, or altars attended by flanking figures. However, architectural reconstructions of the temple show these rectangles as windows permitting light into the temple interior, a fact supported by the presence of pediment window frame moldings amongst the remains of other temples from the period in Asia Minor. The Ionic style of the temple’s columns, as described by Pliny, is clearly visible in the reverse image.
4 commentsn.igmaApr 03, 2015
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Italian States: Norman Sicily. William II, "the Good" (1166-1189)2 viewsTravaini 370; Spahr 117; Biaggi 1231; MEC Italy III 425-431B.

AE Trifollaro, second coinage. Messina mint. 10.18 g., 25.39 mm. max, 0°

Obv: Head of lion facing slightly left.

Rev: Palm tree with dates.

The designation of the type as a trifollaro derives from an interpretation from the writings of twelfth historian Falco of Benevento. The coin actually weighs five to six time the amount of the follaro.
StkpApr 03, 2015
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC6 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 30.15, Shore 136 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial and griffin finial; cuirass w/heavy studs; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV AIΞΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
SchatzApr 03, 2015
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h; obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY; short exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
SchatzApr 03, 2015
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ M(EΓ)AΛoV APΣAK(oV) ΘE(o)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 256.
SchatzApr 03, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 504, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/-//TXXI, Salus standing right, RR!!126 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 504, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/-//TXXI, Salus standing right, RR!!
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG-CONS-IIII, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/-//TXXI, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 3,45g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-504, p-71, RR!!
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
2 commentsquadransApr 03, 2015
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC2 viewsAr dr., 4,13gr, 17,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133-135 (Orodes I, 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint; Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h; unusual portrait for S.30 series drachms;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 3 visible lines of legend: APΣAKoV (Θ)EoΠAToPoΣ (EV)EPΓEToV; exergual line;
SchatzApr 03, 2015
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC2 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 30.14, Shore 131 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (ME)ΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY, exergual line;
SchatzApr 03, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 929, Sestertius of AD 154-155 (Libertas)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,68g, Ø 34,68mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 154-155.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: LIBERTAS COS IIII around, S C in field, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus and long sceptre.
RIC 929; BMCRE IV 1963; Cohen 543; Strack 1106; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 227 (11 spec.)
Ex Marc Breitspecher (Vcoins sale 310, 2014).
Charles SApr 03, 2015
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Gordian III, Viminacium, Moushmov 324 viewsGordian III, AE 30 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Year 3 = 241 CE.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: PM S COL VIM, city goddess standing left between bull and lion, AV III in ex.
SNG Cop 142
NORMAN KApr 03, 2015
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BCC m772 viewsRoman Provincial
Uncertain Mint and Date
Caesarea Minima?
2nd-3rd Cent CE?
Obv: Bust of Zeus? right.
Rev: Bust of Artemis or
Apollo? right.
Traces of inscription.
AE12x10mm.O.96gm. Axis:0
v-dromeApr 03, 2015
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left,111 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left,
avers: IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers: SECVRIT-PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exerg: -/I//VIXXI, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,91g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-525, p-73,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
quadransApr 03, 2015
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BCC m763 viewsRoman Provincial BCC m76
Mint - Gerasa Decapolis?
Date: 2nd-3rd century CE?
Obv:Imperial? bust right with
traces of inscription. “...O....VG”
Rev:TVX.... Bust of Artemis?/ Tyche?
without turreted crown.
AE 11.5 O.89gm. Axis:210

Large and medium brass coins of Gerasa (AE19-AE26)
are known from Hadrian and others with the inscription:
APTEMI TVXH ΓEPACEWN. Any other ideas are welcome.
v-dromeApr 03, 2015
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122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 011b, Cyzicus, GENIO AVGG ET CAESARVM NN, Genius standing left,121 views122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 011b, Cyzicus, GENIO AVGG ET CAESARVM NN, Genius standing left,
avers:- IMP-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG, Laureate head right (large head type).
revers:- GENIO-AVGG-ET-CAESARVM-NN, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder (falls low), holding patera from which liquid flows and cornucopiae.
exergo: -/-//KA, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 9,82g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 297-299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-11b,
Q-001
quadransApr 03, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 579, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Asia)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.43g, Ø 31mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: COS II (around) S C (across field), ASIA (ex.) Asia, towered headdress, standing left, holding crown and anchor, prow at feet.
RIC 579 (R2); Cohen 64 (fr.40); BMCRE IV 1184; Strack 779 (listed in 5 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 41 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 4150
ex Flavius (Lakeville, MN, 2008)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Charles SApr 03, 2015
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Mysia. Atarneus.1 viewsSear --; BMC Mysia p. 14, 4, SNG Copenhagen p 25

AE10, struck ca. 350-300 B.C., .0.94 g., 9.17 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo, right.

Rev.: Forepart of prancing horse, right, ATAP above.
StkpApr 03, 2015
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