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Augustus - Semis - RIC 2341 viewsObv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. Augustus, bare, r.
Rev: ROM ET AVG. Front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures; to l. and r. Victories on columns, facing one another
Size: 20,5 mm
Weight: 4,61 g
Mint: Lugdunum
Date: 9-14 AD
Ref: RIC I 234
Rarity: R3 (RIC I)
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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Vespasian - Sestertius - RIC 1901 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right
Rev: ROMA S-C, Roma standing left holding Victory and spear
Size: 33 mm
Weight: 25,0 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 71 AD
Ref: RIC II 190, Cohen 419
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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Domitian - As - RIC 3052 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVSTI S C - Rectangular altar with three steps, door with four panels, horns at ends
Size: 25-27 mm
Weight: 9,13 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 92-94 AD
Ref: RIC II 305, Cohen 417, BMC 316
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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Judah - Yehud0 viewsAR half-gerah
Hendin 427 / 1059
Struck before 333 BC
0.26 gm
7.1 mm
cmcdon0923Apr 18, 2014
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Crispina - Sestertius - RIC 6662 viewsObv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA. Bust, draped, r., hair waved, rolled in front and knotted in bun on back of head
Rev: DIANA LVCIFERA S C. Diana standing r., holding torch in both hands.
Size: 30 mm
Weight: 23 g
Date: 180-183 AD
Ref: RIC III 666 (Commodus), BMC 411
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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La Tene AE Celtic fibula, Fibula #113,2 viewsLa Tene AE Celtic fibula, Fibula #113,
type: Celtic fibula, A small bronze celtic fibula of the La Tene period.
size: 43x10x8mm,
weight: 2,31g,
date: 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-001
quadransApr 18, 2014
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Parium1 viewsJulius Caesar
AE 13 mm
Parium
RPC I 2259
mauseusApr 18, 2014
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/5–1396) AR Groš (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.14.1; Youroukova & Penchev-107)3 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction, IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace; axe under throne
SpongeBobApr 18, 2014
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Domitianus As15 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right.
Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI S C, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
Mint: Rome, 87 AD.

26-27mm 9.6g

RIC 756

3 commentskcApr 18, 2014
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Vitellius - As - RIC 443 viewsObv: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN. Laureate head l., globe at point of bust
Rev: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA S-C to l. and r. Libertas, dr. stg facing, head r. r. holding pileus, l. long rod
Size: 28 mm
Weight: 13,33 g
Mint: Spain (Tarraco?)
Date: 69 AD
Ref: RIC I 44, BMC 106
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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Mark Antony - Denarius - Sear Imperators 1283 viewsObv: Bare head of Antony right, M ANTONI IMP around
Rev: Radiate head of Sol facing in distyle temple; III VIR R P C around
Size: 17 mm
Weight: 3,5 g
Mint: Military mint traveling with Antony in Greece
Date: 42 BC
Ref: Crawford 496/1. Sydenham 1168. Sear Imperators 128
1 commentsvs1969Apr 18, 2014
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T.Veturius - Denarius - Crawford 234/12 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right, TI VET and X behind
Rev: Youth kneeling between soldiers who touch swords to a pig which he holds, ROMA above
Size: 18 mm
Weight: 3,56 g
Date: 137 BC
Ref: Crawford 234/1, Sear 111, Sydenham 527, Veturia 1
vs1969Apr 18, 2014
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Teos, Ionia1 views540/500 - 478 B.C.
Silver Tetartemorion
0.23 gm, 6.5 mm
Obv.: Head of griffin right
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
Balcer 75; SNG Kayhan 602
[SNG von Aulock 7938]

from: J.M. Balcer, “The Early Silver Coinage of Teos”, SNR 47, 1968: Tetartemoria c. 540/500-478 Group XXXIII No inscription, no symbol
75 A. 75 Ear straight up, mouth half open, tongue projecting forward. P. 97 Similar (Quadripartite incuse square, rough)

(a reshoot of another one of my coins playing around with my camera)
JaimelaiApr 18, 2014
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Domitian Dupondius0 viewsA dupondius of Domition minted in Rome between 95-96 AD.

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right

Reverse: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI, S-C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Attribution: RIC 805
chuy1530Apr 18, 2014
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Roman Republic Silver Denarius1 viewsA silver denarius minted in Rome in 136 BC. 19 mm, 3.8 g.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right, TRIO behind, X under chin

Reverse: The Dioscuri on horseback facing right, stars in sky, CN, LVCR underneath horses, ROMA in ex
chuy1530Apr 18, 2014
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Julius Caesar Silver Denarius (mint moving with Caesar), 49-48 BC. 3 viewsObv.: CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right.
Rev.: Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, axe with wolf’s head at the top and apex.
Ref.:Babelon (Julia) 9. Cr. 443/1. Sear 9. Sydenham 1006. Vagi 41.

*This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar, struck in the aftermath of his crossing of the Rubicon and being declared 'hostis' (enemy of the state) by the Senate, led by Pompey the Great.
Antonivs ProttiApr 18, 2014
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Anonymous - Quadrigatus (cut in half) - Crawford 28/33 viewsObv: Laureate, janiform head of Dioscuri
Rev: Jupiter holding scepter and hurling thunderbolt in chariot driven right by Victory; ROMA incuse on tablet
Mint: Rome
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 4,60 gm
Date: 225-212 BC
Ref: Crawford 28/3. Sydenham 64a. RSC 23
Note: cut in half to make a drachm, the strike left more metal on the present piece
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Tiberius - As - RIC 643 viewsObv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, Tiberius head, laur., l.
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXIIX, S - C to l. and r. of rudder placed vertically across banded globe, small globe at base of rudder
Weight: 10,2 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 36-37 AD
Ref: RIC I 64, BMC 135
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Tiberius - Sestertius - RIC 483 viewsObv: CIVITATIBVS ASIAE RESTITVTIS, Tiberius seated left on curule chair with patera and scepter
Rev: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXIIII around large SC
Size: 35 mm
Weight: 25,96 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 22-23 AD
Ref: RIC I 48, Cohen 3, BMC 70
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Claudius - Sestertius - RIC 992 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Laureate head right
Rev: SPES AVGVSTA, Spes, dr., advancing l., r. holding flower, l. raising skirt; S C in ex.
Size: 33mm
Weight: 23,30 g
Die axis: 7h
Date: 41-42 AD
Ref: RIC I 99, BMC 124, Cohen 85
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Vespasian - As - RIC 8943 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS VII, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt
Size: 25,1 mm
Weight: 9,1 g
Date: 76 AD
Ref: RIC II 894; Cohen 457; BMC 725
1 commentsvs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Trajan - Dupondius - RIC 6532 viewsObv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, radiate draped bust right
Rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, FORT RED / SC in exergue, Fortuna, draped, seated left on low chair, feet on stool, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Date: 115-116 AD
Ref: RIC II 653, Cohen 158
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Marcus Aurelius as Caesar - As - not in RIC2 viewsObv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS II, head, bare, r.
Rev: Minerva standing l., holding spear and resting l. hand on shield
Ref: RIC: -, Cohen: - (closest is RIC 1264 with Minerva standing r.)
Note by Curtis Clay: Not in Cohen or RIC, but Strack 961 reports specimens in Berlin and Munich, though without an illustration. BMC 1794 note records this variant from Strack.
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Faustina Jr. - As - RIC 16662 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust r.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT S C, Throne (pulvinar), draped and ornamented, on which are two baby boys, Commodus and Antoninus, seated face to face
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 10,31 g
Ref: RIC III 1666 (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 194
Rarity: S
Provenance: Came with an old note dating c. early XX cent.
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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Faustina Jr. - Sestertius - RIC 16452 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev: IVNO S-C, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at her feet left
Size: 30 mm
Weight: 21,15 g
Ref: RIC III 1645 (Marcus Aurelius); Sear 5276 var (bust type)
vs1969Apr 17, 2014
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5 viewsPHILIPPUS II; Issue 3; 245-247
AR Antoninianus (3.27 g.)
Obverse: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES;Bust of Philip r.
Reverse: PRINCIPI I-VVENT;Philip, spear, globe, captive.
RIC 219var. (standard instead of spear). C. 57.
paul1888Apr 17, 2014
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5 viewsDiva Faustina Senior, AD 141, AR Denarius (3.42g). Rome after AD 147.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Reverse: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 12, Lot 123
paul1888Apr 17, 2014
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Commodus, Rec. Gen. 2743 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.71g, 16.93mm, 210°
obv. AV.L.KOMODOC - ANTWNINOC
laureate head r.
rev. QHCE - A - NIKAIEIC
unbearded head of Theseus r., clad in lion's skin skalp knotted under chin.
ref. Rec. Gen. I/3, 274, pl. LXXIV, 12; not in RPC IV online, not in Weise
rare, about VF, dark green patina, slightly excentric

Coins with Theseus are generally rare. Here Theseus is depicted as Athenian Herakles. For more information take a look at the article in the thread "Mythological Interesting Coins", coming soon
JochenApr 17, 2014
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Sear 16674 viewsTheophilus (829 – 842 CE) Follis, weight 8.20g, diameter 28mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonApr 17, 2014
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RIC 89 var.2 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP NERVA TRAIANVS AVG GER DACICVS
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: P M TR P COS V P P
Dacian seated r. on shield in attitude of mourning; below, curved sword.

3.26g, 18mm
Woytek 162 c-1 (this coin depicted)
klausklageApr 17, 2014
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Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 27mm 3 views Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 27mm
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident
MaritimaApr 17, 2014
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Caesarea Maritima mint HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS 250-251 A.D4 viewsHERENNIUS ETRUSCUS 250-251 A.D
Caesarea Maritima mint AE28
OBV:HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesarea Maritima mint AE27
REV:horned altar behind two trees a palm tree and a fig tree on R
COLPFAVFC CAESMETROPO
MaritimaApr 17, 2014
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Vitellius Æ As. Tarraco, 69 A.D. Mars advancing left3 viewsVitellius Æ As. Tarraco, 69 A.D. A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, Laureate bust left, globe at point of bust / CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM, Mars advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila with vexillum in left. SC. RIC I 40; BMC 99-102; BN 16; Cohen 25
Antonivs ProttiApr 17, 2014
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Victorinus (268 - 271 A.D.)7 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding scepter and branch, V in left field, * in right field.
Treveri (Trier). Struck 269 - 270 A.D.
3.1g
20mm
RIC V 117; AGK 14a; Cohen 83
MatApr 17, 2014
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2 viewsSPAIN, Oducia
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.95 g)
MF/OD within wreath (Municipium Flavium Oducensis)
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Cf. Casariego, Cores, & Pliego 14b

The municipia Flavia were a series of small towns founded as part of Vespasian's reconstruction of Spain. These settlements are notable in that the civic laws are preserved in stone for many of the settlements.
ArdatirionApr 17, 2014
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1 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (15mm, 4.02 g)
M/ OF
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Cf. Casariego, Cores, & Pliego 13d (for obverse)
ArdatirionApr 17, 2014
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Domitian RIC-71911 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
RIC 719 (C2), BMC 176, RSC 265
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
F+

The Rome mint was running at peak production when this coin was struck. The early 90s saw the largest issues of denarii during Domitian's reign, most likely for legionary pay.

A respectable coin in good metal and near fine style.
David AthertonApr 17, 2014
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Mysia. Kings of Pergamon. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm.14 viewsStruck circa 263-255/50 BC (30mm, 17.02g, 2h). Westermark Group III, obv. die V.XXIV; SNG France 1606-9; SNG von Aulock 1355 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 334. Obverse: Head of Philetairos right, wearing laurel wreath bound with a broad ribbon with wide hemmed borders. Reverse: ΦIΛETAIPOY in right field, Athena enthroned left, right hand resting on shield set at her feet, left elbow resting on small sphinx seated right; transverse spear in background, ivy leaf above knee, monogram on throne, bow to right. EF, toned. High relief portrait.

Ex CNG: Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 Spring 2014 lot 929022.

The coinage of Pergamon under Eumenes I crystalized the design of the kingdom’s tetradrachmai for almost 100 years. It features on the obverse a realistic portrait of the eunuch Philetairos, who was initially a treasurer for the diadoch Lysimachos. He entrusted to the eunuch 6000 talents of silver (and gold) for safekeeping in Sardis. However, Philetairos switched allegiance to Seleukos before the Battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, when Seleukos defeated Lysimachos. Seleukos, in turn, was assassinated roughly a year later. The newly created kingdom enjoyed autonomy from the Seleukids and the fortress city of Pergamon was built with Philetairos as its “king”, although he was never publicly crowned as such. Philetairos coined at least three different types of tetradrachmai, which were influenced by his allegiance to different rulers. First, he minted Lysimachos-type coins for his master Lysimachos. After the latter’s defeat and death he next minted coins of the Alexander-type either with the legend Alexandrou or Seleukou. Lastly, in a show of self-assurance and independence, he minted coins with the obverse portrait of Seleukos and the reverse directly copied from the earlier Lysimachos-type coin with Athena seated. However, the similarity ends there: instead of putting a dominating diadoch’s name, he boldly put his name on the coins. After his death, the administration passed on to his adopted nephew Eumenes I. The new ruler was able to liberate his realm from the dominion of the Seleukids when he revolted, at the instigation of Ptolemy II of Egypt, and rather unexpectedly, defeated Antiochos I in Sardis in 261 BC. He greatly expanded his territory and founded several cities. His coinage initiated a type which showed a highly realistic and unflattering portrait of his predecessor Philetairos and showed him as diademed, heavy-set and ostensibly obese which dominate the whole space of the obverse of the coin. At this point, there is no need of legitimizing current rulers by reference to Alexander. They could either put their own portraits or the likeness of the founder of a dynasty which they belong. This would eventually become the norm for most coins of third century BC Hellenistic kingdoms. The design on Eumenes’ coins would remain unchanged for the next century and would be adopted by succeeding rulers Attalos I ((241-197 BC) and Eumenes II (197-160 BC). It was estimated that it required 200 obverse dies to mint the coins during those span of time of its existence. As for any long-lived (and much copied) designs of any ancient coin (i.e. coins of Phillip II, Alexander III and Lysimachos), the various Philetairou-type coins could be assigned to a particular ruler according to symbols and monograms and level of artistry.
5 commentsJason TApr 16, 2014
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Faustina Sr. - Sestertius - RIC 11436 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust right
Rev: IVNO S - C. Juno standing left holding patera and scepter
Size: 30 mm
Weight: 23,7 gr
Date: 141-161 AD
Ref: RIC III 1143 (Antoninus Pius), Cohen 210
Provenance: Collection of Karl Pollak, note: "Acquired from Rich. Ramisch on 24.09.1946 for 30 schillings"
1 commentsvs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Faustina Jr. - Sestertius - RIC 17023 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, bust right, dr. hair waved
Rev: CONSECRATIO S-C, Faustina, veiled, holding sceptre, seated on peacock flying right
Size: 29 mm
Weight: 19,44 g
Ref: RIC III 1702 (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 69, BMC 1570, Sear RCV 5227
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Antoninus Pius - As - RIC 7333 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III. Laureate head right
Rev: IMPERATOR II S C. Sow standing right under holm-oak, suckling four young; in front, one (or two) more
Size: 27 mm
Weight: 9,17 g
Date: 143-144 AD
Ref: RIC III 733
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Divus Julius Caesar and Octavian18 viewsMACEDON, Thessalonica. Divus Julius Caesar and Octavian. 28-27 BC? Æ 23mm 7.93g
O: Wreathed head of Julius Caesar right; c/m: ligate NK in circle
R: Bare head of Octavian right; D below.
For coin: Touratsoglou, Thessaloniki, Em. 1, 27 (V5/R25); RPC I 1554; SNG ANS 824; for c/m: Howgego 625.

The D has been interpreted as either a denomination mark (four assaria) or, more likely, a date - year four of the Actian era (28/7 BC). The ligate NK monogram has been generally accepted as a reference to Nero (Nerwn Kaisar). This is problematic considering that Thessalonica had abundant coinages issued under Claudius and Nero, such that countermarking these quite older coins would be unlikely. Touratsoglou (p. 105) follows Kraay's suggestion that the NK is an abbreviation for Nike (NiKh), and was applied to the coins during celebrations of the city's 50th anniversary of its grant of liberty by the Romans. All but two of the known specimens of this countermark occur on the coins of this first issue of Thessalonica, and the wear on the countermarks is nearly identical to that of the coins, suggesting that the countermarks could not have been applied very long after the coins entered circulation.
NemonaterApr 16, 2014
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Trajan - Sestertius - RIC 6632 viewsObv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P. Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVGVSTI SPQR / S - C. Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and leaning on column, pointing to globe at feet.
Size: 32 mm
Ref: RIC II 663; Cohen 320
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Hadrian - Sestertius - RIC 5683 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate bust r., with drapery on l. shoulder.
Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS III S – C Hadrian seated l. on platform, on r., extending r. to woman standing r., holding child on l. arm and placing r. hand on head of a second child at her r. side; in exergue, LIBERTAS RES / TITVTA
Size: 31 mm
Weight: 22,9 g
Date: 119 AD
Ref: RIC II 568. BMC 1160. Cohen 949
Rarity: R2
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Antoninus Pius - Dupondius - RIC 9203 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, radiate head right
Rev: LIBERTAS COS IIII S-C, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 11,2 g
Date: 153-154 AD
Ref: RIC III 920, Cohen 539, BMC 1948
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Caracalla - Dupondius - RIC 5143 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Radiate head right
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM / S-C, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and sceptre
Size: 27 mm
Weight: 12,45 g
Date: 210-213 AD
Ref: RIC IV 514
Rarity: S
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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The Column of Focas in Rome3 viewsThe Column of Phocas at Rome was erected before the Rostra and dedicated to the Emperor on 1 August 608. It was the last addition made to the Forum Romanum. The Corinthian column has a height of 13.6 m (44 ft). Both the column and the marble socle were recycled from earlier use. It still stands in its original location. An English translation of the inscription follows: To the best, most clement and pious ruler, our lord Phocas the perpetual emperor, crowned by God, the forever august triumphator, did Smaragdus, former praepositus sacri palatii and patricius and Exarch of Italy, devoted to His Clemency for the innumerable benefactions of His Piousness and for the peace acquired for Italy and its freedom preserved, this statue of His Majesty, blinking from the splendor of gold here on this tallest column for his eternal glory erect and dedicate, on the first day of the month of August, in the eleventh indiction in the fifth year after the consulate of His Piousness. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Column_of_Phocas. Image released to public domain.Joe SermariniApr 16, 2014
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143 - Carausius - RIC 4823 viewsObv:- IMP C CARAVSIVS PF I AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive branch & vertical scepter, S - P in left & right fields
Minted at Camulodunum, A.D. 290-3
RIC 482
maridvnvmApr 16, 2014
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France - Atelier indéterminé - Denier (670 - 700)0 viewsArgent, 1,06 g
A/ BERTE...., tête radiée à droite.
R/ Monogramme en fronton d'église, sommé d'une croisette entre deux croix tréflées. Croix au centre. Le monogramme est formé des lettres BNF...
Réfs : non retrouvé ce type exact.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Atelier indéterminé - Denier (670 - 700)0 viewsDenier, argent, 1,17 g
A/ Tête à droite, +B... devant.
R/ O.B.h... en cercle
Réfs : Non retrouvé
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Denier (670 - 700)0 viewsDenier, argent, 1,23 g
A/ Calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix et de deux points. Point central sous le pied.
R/ Croix cantonnée des lettres H (inversé), A, A et ω
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 190
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Denier (670 - 700)0 viewsDenier, argent, 1,22 g.
A/ Croix cantonnée des lettres V, R, A et ω.
R/ Calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 189.
L'avers et le revers sont inversés sur la photo.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Denier (670 - 700)0 viewsDenier, argent, 1,43 g.
A/ Croix cantonnée des lettres Ǝ, Δ, Λ et ω
R/ Calice à deux anses pointé
Réfs : - - -
L'avers et le revers sont inversés sur la photo.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsImitation d'un triens, bronze, 0,55 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, croix devant, point entre parenthèsesdessous.
R/ GAV...ANO (GAVALETANO), calice à deux anses sur un trait vertical, BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 202
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsImitation d'un triens, cuivre, 0,77 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, rameau à quatre branches devant.
R/ VVALETANO, calice dégénéré à deux anses sur un trait, IAH dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 200
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsImitation d'un triens, cuivre doré, 0,63 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, croix devant.
R/ G...NO (GAVALETANO), calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, type 199.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsImitation d'un triens, cuivre doré, 0,69 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème perlé, croix devant.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAN ou BAH dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, type 202 var.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsImitation d'un triens, cuivre doré, 0,69 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite ; diadème perlé ; tranche de cou perlée, croix devant, point entre parenthèse dessous.
R/ GAVALETANO ; calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n°202
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Monétaire Elafius (620-640)0 viewsImitation d'un triens, or et argent, 1,20 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite ; tranche de cou perlée, rameau à trois baies renversé devant.
R/ ELAFIVS MONETAT ; calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé.
Type tardif très dégénéré.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n°201
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or, 1,24 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite ; diadème perlé et terminé par deux rubans ; tranche de cou perlée, rameau à trois baies devant, à sa base, une croix pointée dessous.
R/ G.....NO (normalement GAVALETANO) ; calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé, FIIT dessous.
Type tardif très dégénéré.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n°180 var.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or bas (électrum), 1,15 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite ; diadème perlé et terminé par deux rubans ; tranche de cou perlée, +PAX devant.
R/ GIIVTE... (normalement GAVALETANO) ; calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé.
Type tardif très dégénéré.
Réfs : Catalogue du Musée de Montagnac, p. 74, fig. 60, n°736 (1,17 g), trouvé à Sainte Eulalie (coins identiques) ; Cahiers E. B., p. 151, n° 34.183.2.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or bas (électrum), 1,20 g
A/ Tête diadémée à droite ; diadème perlé et terminé par trois rubans ; tranche de cou perlée, rameau à trois baies devant, à sa base, une croix.
R/ CNVLE... (normalement GAVALETANO) ; calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé.
Type tardif très dégénéré.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n°180
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or pale, 1,20 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème sommé d'un croissant contenant une perle. Tranche de cou perlée. Devant deux croix sommées d'un point.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé, dessous BAN.
Réfs : Prou n° 2102 ; D'Amécourt et De Moret, p. 117, pl. V, n° 19 ; Belfort n° 763 ; Mirmand 2006, n° 170.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or, 1,20 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème perlé et sommé d'une grosse perle, il se termine par deux petits rubans d'attache; Coiffure quadrillée, tranche de cou perlée, devant deux croix dont une pointée dessous.
R/ G(AVA)LETVNO, Calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n°68
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or pale, 1,26 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème perlé et terminé par deux rubans, tranche de cou perlé, calotte avec bouton occipital, point entre patenthèses dessous, rameau à trois baies renversé devant.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé. BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 154 var.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, or, 1,15 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème double, perlé et sommé d'un croissant contenant une perle, il se termine par deux rubans perlés et bouclés ; tranche de cou perlée ; couronne de feuillage au pourtour.
R/ GAVALETANO // BAH ; Calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé ; couronne de feuilla ge au pourtour.
Réfs : Prou n° 2101 ; Belfort n° 749 ; D'Amécourt et de Moret, p. 113, pl. V, n° 13 ; Mirmand 2006 n° 159 ; Cahier E. B., p. 326, n° 84.12.1
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, argent ou électrum doré, 1,03 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, rameau à trois branche devant. Tranche de cou perlé.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAN dessous.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006, n° 150 var.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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Campgate: Costanzo II, AE3, zecca di Costantinopoli2 viewsCampgate: Costanzo II II (A.D. 328), zecca di Costantinopoli
AE, 18x19 mm , 2.9 gr, R3
D/ FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust.
R/ PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; camp gate with two turrets and star between them, S in left field. CONS (star) in ex
RIC VII Constantinople 40
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 16 aprile 2014); ex Victor Clark collection (Nashville TN, Usa, fino al 2014)
paoloApr 16, 2014
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Campgate: Costanzo II, AE3, zecca di Sirmium2 viewsConstantius II (A.D. 324- 325)
AE, 19 mm 3.1gr, R
D/ FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.
R/ PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets, star between them. SIRM in ex
RIC VII Sirmium 53
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 16 aprile 2014); ex Victor Clark collection (Nashville TN, Usa, fino al 2014)

paoloApr 16, 2014
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Commodus as co-Augustus - Sestertius - RIC 15942 viewsObv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P III, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: VOTA PVBLICA IMP II COS PP SC, Commodus, togate, stg. l., sacrificing over tripod altar, holding sceptre, victimarius stg. on l., raising axe to strike sacrificial bull stg. r. beside him.
Size: 30 mm
Weight: 16,9 g
Date: 178 AD
Ref: RIC III 1594 (Marcus Aurelius)
Rarity: R
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Type ancien 600/6200 viewsTriens, or, 1,38 g, 13 mm.
A/ GAVALORVM, Tête diadémée à droite.
R/ Calice à deux anses, couronne de feuillage.
Réfs : Belfort 637 ; Coll. de P. d'Amécourt n°418 ; Mirmand 20.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine à la tête 620/6400 viewsTriens, électrum, 1,19 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, rameau à trois branche sommé d'une croix devant. Tranche de cou perlé, point dessous.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice pointé à deux anses sur un trait perlé, BAH dessous.
Réfs : Belfort 741 ; D'Amécourtet De Moret, p. 111, pl. V, n° 10 ; Mirmand 2006, n° 150.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Série Sigebertine au buste 620/6400 viewsTriens, or, 1,25 g.
A/ Buste diadémé à droite, +BAN devant. Le diadème est sommé de trois gemmes et terminé par trois rubans perlés derrière.
R/ GAVALETANO, calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé, FIIT dessous. Couronne de feuillage au pourtour.
Réfs : Origine, collection Griolet à Genéve ; D'Amérourt et De Moret, p. 1001, pl. IV, n°8 (cet exemplaire) ; Belfort n° 714 (cet exemplaire) ; Drouot, 6 novembre 2001 n° 13 ; Vente Trampitsch n° 14 ; Mirmand 2006, n° 122.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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Old Bible1 viewsDedicationJuanchoApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Sigebert (634-656)0 viewsTriens, or, 1,15 g, 13 mm.
A/ SIGIBER..., Tête diadémée à droite, diadème perlé terminé par une rangée de perles et ruban.
R/ ...LETANO // BAH, calice à deux anses sur un trait perlé.
Réfs : Belfort 707, 760, 6020, 6021 ; Mirmand 115.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Caribert II (629-632)0 viewsTriens, or, 1,25 g, 13,4 mm.
A/ NTARIBERTVSREX, Tête diadémée à droite, couronne de feuillage.
R/ BANNIACIACOFIIT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix, couronne de feuillage.
Réfs : Belfort 6013 ; Mirmand 93.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan- Banassac - Monétaire Maximinus 620/6400 viewsTriens, or, 1,23 g.
A/ MAXIMINVS MON, tête diadémée à droite. La petite croix au sommet du diadème sert de croisette de début de légende. Diadème retombant sur le cou en deux rubans perlés. Tranche de cou perlé. Couronne de feuillage au pourtour.
R/ DANNACIACO FIIT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix. Couronne de feuillage au pourtour.
Réfs : Vente Trampitsch n°12 (même coin) ; Mirmand 2006, n°82.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Monétaire Elafius (620-640)0 viewsTriens, or, 1,28 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, diadème perlé se terminant par un ruban divisé en plusieurs parties ; calotte avec bouton occipital ; gros point sous le cou ; devant, une croix prolongée par un point aux deux extrémitées ; petite croisette entre la croix et la tête.
R/ ELAFIVS MONETAT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006 n° 67 (monnaie trouvée dans la région de Langogne, Lozère, vers la fin du XIXe siècle).
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Monétaire Elafius (620-640)1 viewsTriens, or, 1,28 g.
A/ Buste diadémé à droite, rameau à cinq baies devant ; le diadème, perlé, est attaché derrière le tête ; manteau avec rangé de perles.
R/ ELAFIVS MONETAT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006 n° 58, proche des Belfort 657, 658 et 659 et vente Trampitsch n° 9
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Monétaire Elafius (620-640)0 viewsTriens, or, 1,28 g.
A/ Buste diadémé à droite, PAX devant ; le diadème laisse flotter trois rubans derrière le tête ; manteau formé de deux courbes.
R/ ELAFIVS MONETAT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix.
Réfs : Mirmand 2006 n° 43
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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France - Gévaudan - Banassac - Monétaire Elafius (620-640)1 viewsTriens, or, 1,26 g.
A/ Tête diadémée à droite, le diadème se termine par deux rubans ; tranche de cou perlée ; un gros point sous le cou ; devant, une croix pâtée prolongée par un point aux deux extrémités, point du bas collé à la croix.
R/ ELAFIVS MONETAT, calice à deux anses surmonté d'une croix ; couronne de feuillage au pourtour.
Réfs : M. D'Amécourt et M. De Moret, p. 57, pl. II, n° 24 ; Belfort n° 672 ; Vente Trampitcsh n°10 ; Stahl, Fond Bourgey, p. 53, n°162 ; Vente Bourgey, 2 décembre 1964, lot n°10 (1,28 g) ; Un exemplaire trouvé à Villeneuve-lès-Magulonne (Hérault, France) ; Cahier E. B., p. 153, n° 34.337.3. ; Mirmand 2006, n° 65.
GabalorApr 16, 2014
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Commodus - As - RIC 6445 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, Head right wearing lion skin of Hercules
Rev: HER-CVL / RO-MAN / AV-GV / S - C in four lines to left and right of upright club of Hercules, all within laurel wreath.
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 11,06 g
Date: 192 AD
Ref: RIC III 644, Cohen 193
Rarity: S
1 commentsvs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Old Bible2 viewsCoverJuanchoApr 16, 2014
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Old Bible2 viewsMain pageJuanchoApr 16, 2014
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Old Bible2 viewsprinter's errorJuanchoApr 16, 2014
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Sear 02034 viewsJustininan I (527 – 565 CE) Half-follis, weight 11.24g, diameter 31mm. Mint of Nicomedia, struck in 538/9 [= regnal year XII]. Abu GalyonApr 16, 2014
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Julia Domna - Sestertius - RIC 8422 viewsObv: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at back
Rev: VENERI VICT S-C, Venus leaning on column, nude to below waist, seen from behind standing right, holding palm branch & globe
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 23,6 g
Ref: RIC IV 842 (Septimius Severus), Cohen 195, BMC 488
Rarity: R
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Commodus - Sestertius - RIC 3452 viewsObv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: SALVS AVG TR P VII. IMP V COS III P P, S-C, Salus standing half left feeding snake rising from altar from patera in right hand, sceptre in left
Size: 29 mm
Weight: 24,5 g
Date: 182 AD
Ref: RIC III 345; Cohen 689
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Commodus - Dupondius - RIC 6432 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, radiate head right.
Rev: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG / SC, Commodus, as Hercules, standing left, laying right hand on trophy and holding club and lion-skin in left
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 13,6 g
Date: 192 AD
Ref: RIC III 643
Rarity: R
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Diocletian - Post-abdication follis - RIC VI 676a2 viewsObv: D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate & mantled bust right, holding olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch & leaning on sceptre; S F/PTR.
Size: 28 mm
Weight: 10.2 g
Mint: Trier
Date: 305-306 AD
Ref: RIC VI 676a
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Maximinus I Thrax - Sestertius - RIC 854 viewsObv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate draped bust right
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI S-C, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar
Size: 32mm
Weight: 19g
Date: 236-238 AD
Ref: RIC 85, Cohen 92
vs1969Apr 16, 2014
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Postumus - Double Sestertius - RIC 1432 viewsObv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: LAETITIA AVG, Galley right with three rowers
Size: 28 mm
Weight: 20.6g
Ref: RIC 143, Cohen 179, Sear5 11049
vs1969Apr 15, 2014
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Trajan Decius - Sestertius - RIC 117a3 viewsObv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right
Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI S-C, Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae, standard behind.
Date: 249-251
Ref: RIC 117a, Cohen 53.
vs1969Apr 15, 2014
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Diocletian - Light radiate fraction - RIC VI Cyzicus 16A2 viewsObv: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA MI-LITVM, Emperor standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left and holding sceptre.
Mintmark in lower centre: K gamma.
Size: 20 mm
Weight: 2.86g
Date: 295-299 AD
Ref: RIC VI Cyzicus 16A
vs1969Apr 15, 2014
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Probus6 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Leg: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
RV: Jupiter standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Leg: IOVI CONS PROB AVG
Ex: R wreath B
Rome
RIC 173 / HO250
3.96gr.
Julianus of PannoniaApr 15, 2014
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -6 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG II C, laureate head right
Rev:– CERER FRVG, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand, torch in left.
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE 345 notes. RIC -.
1 commentsmaridvnvmApr 15, 2014
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 0695 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, shepherd's crook.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, mask of Pan
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference:– RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 69. Babelon 2. BMCRR 69. CNR: unknown.

Trade guild: farmers and shepherds
maridvnvmApr 15, 2014
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Roman Empire, TITUS24 viewsAR denarius. 80 AD. 3,43 grs. 7 h. Laureate head right. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM / Wreath resting on cushion on curule chairs. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P. RIC II 25a. RSC 318. benitoApr 15, 2014
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The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem3 viewsPhoto by Andrew Shiva.Joe SermariniApr 15, 2014
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ISL. of Euboea. Histiaea, AR Tetrobol3 views3rd-2nd century BC

2.02 Grams

Obv.: Head of nymph Histiaia r. with hair in a sphendone.

Rev.: Nymph Histiaia seated r. on Galley - Typically to the left and slightly above the head of Histiaia there is the legend (I(omega)TI)AIE(omega)N. However the reverse legend on this coin appears totally blundered and I simply can not figure out what it might be. In addition I can not tell what might be part of the galley’s design. I can say there might be the letters AIE(omega) while the E is backward and misshaped and the (omega) is sideways.

Euboia is a large island of the east coast of the Greek peninsula and the city of Histiaia was located on the very north coast (tip) of the island.

Purchased on eBay

AU:Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5

My cost $108
Richard M10Apr 15, 2014
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Valerian I. Sestertius3 viewsObv. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VIRTVS AVGG S C, Virtus standing left, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding spear.
Mint: Rome, 253-254 AD.

26/31mm 23.14g

RIC 182 - Göbl 38g
kcApr 15, 2014
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Ancient Byzantine Terracotta Roundel of a farmer tending his date palm3 viewsAn ancient Byzantine red terracotta roundel of a farmer tending his date palm, dating to around 500 AD.

In this wonderfully rustic scene, a farmer, shown wearing a short tunic, is depicted standing beneath a date palm, pulling a branch down towards the ground to collect the thick bunches of fruit. A bird is shown nestled into the foliage on the right, enjoying the sweet fruit, whilst a goat stands expectantly at the base of the tree, possibly hoping to profit from some of the dates shaken loose.

A popular theme of roundels from the Byzantine period were Biblical narratives, yet this is an altogether more everyday scene, one that you might very well see in the modern areas of the Byzantine east even today. As such, this is much more than simply a visual document, the scene is so distant, yet so relatable, it allows us a brief moment of emotional connection with the society it is depicting.

Height: 3 ½ inches.

Width: 5 ¼ inches.
SalaethusApr 15, 2014
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Ancient European Bronze Age Dagger4 viewsAn ancient European Bronze Age reworked dagger, dating to approximately 800 BC.

Of rare and unusual form, with a long ridged handle, slender blade and prominent central rib. Unusually, this piece appears to have originally been made as a spear head, subsequently broken (possibly in battle), and reworked into a dagger. Beating marks from this process of reworking are still clearly visible.

Such weapons would have been used in battle by the early Celtic peoples and their predecessors, indeed the period to which this artifact dates was characterized by migrations and invasions of warrior led groups across Europe. The late Bronze Age appears to have been a time of widespread warfare and social upheaval, ultimately carried on the back of weapons such as this.

Length: 8 ½ inches.

Provenance:

Ex-Collection of Henk Huffener (1923 – 2006), a respected artist, officially honoured hero of the Dutch resistance, and successful antiques dealer, with establishments in Surrey and Kensington, England.

Huffener was born in Utrecht in 1923. One of nine children, he soon became known for his artistic talents, most notably for his still lifes, portraits, and abstractionist works. Huffener, inspired by his father, also became immersed in the world of anti-fascist activism. Come the start of the war, he began traveling the Netherlands, helping Jews escape Nazi-occupied Europe by providing them with forged papers, and hiding them from their persecutors. This incredible bravery and selflessness was documented in The Other Schindlers by Agnes Grunwald-Spier (2010), and Huffener was honoured by Yad Vashem as 'Righteous Among the Nations' in 1998. His wartime contributions were also commemorated posthumously in March 2010, when Prime Minister Gordon Brown awarded him the Hero of the Holocaust medal for "the service of humanity."

Huffener eventually moved to England in the 1950s, establishing his own antiques business in 1959 in Albury, Surrey. Here, his knowledge and collections grew to encompass antiquities, ethnographic art, glass, paintings and fossils. Also noted for his restoration skills, Huffener was much respected in his field, coming to befriend Herbert Reiser, one of the world's leading collectors.
SalaethusApr 15, 2014
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BCC Ls182 viewsLead Seal
Uncertain date - Late Roman to Early Byzantine?
Obv: Bear walking left, branch above,
uncertain object in front.
Rev: Block monogram with K, E, Y?, OU, C?, M?,
N?, A?, Π?, or P?
23x19mm. 8.58gm. Axis:0
v-dromeApr 15, 2014
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Hadrian, RIC 2907 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Bare head right
VOTA PVBLICA
Emperor standing left, sacrificing at alter over tripod
AR denarius, 18mm, 3.19g
1 commentsnovacystisApr 14, 2014
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17 viewsRoman Republic. Octavian. Denarius (AR, 3.91g, 8h). Undetermined Italian mint, 32-31 bc. Head of Augustus right. Rev. Apollo playing lyre, sitting on rock to right, shield slung in back. Cohen 61. RIC 257.

Note: I have posted this coin before, but this is the best picture I have been able to make of the coin.
2 commentspaul1888Apr 14, 2014
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AMISOS, PONTOS Æ21 SNG BMC 1190, Nike3 viewsOBVERSE: Gorgonian head facing on shield
REVERSE: AMI-SOU to left and right of Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder; ME monogram to left, VTE monogram to right
21mm


Struck at Amisos 80 BC
LegatusApr 14, 2014
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BCC Ls173 viewsLead Seal
6th - 7th Century CE
Obv: Facing bust of the Virgin (Theotoke),
nimbate, cross to left and right.
Rev: Bearded saint, bearing nimbus
cruciger, cross to left and right.
23x20mm. 7.00gm. Axis:0
v-dromeApr 14, 2014
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BCC Ls161 viewsLead Seal
Uncertain date, probably
Late Roman to Early Byzantine.
Obv: I[?]H / EAN / NU (John)
Rev: LEO / NTO / NA
20x18mm. 7.43gm. Axis:0
v-dromeApr 14, 2014
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2 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.97 g, 12 h)
CV
Two palm fronds
Casariego, Cores, & Pliego -

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 287, lot 941 (part of)
ArdatirionApr 14, 2014
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1 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.12 g)
V•F
Blank
Casariego, Cores, & Pliego -

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 287, lot 941 (part of)
ArdatirionApr 14, 2014
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1 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (17mm, 4.23 g)
C(VF) within pronounced beaded border
Dolphin(?)
Casariego, Cores, & Pliego -

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 287, lot 941 (part of)
ArdatirionApr 14, 2014
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Charles III (1716 -1788 A.D.)5 viewsSpain 8 Reales
Mexico Mint
MatApr 13, 2014
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Nero: 54 - 68AD3 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Obv. - laureate head right; IMP.NERO.CAESAR.AVG GERM
Rev. - Temple of Janus, closed doors on right, signifying peace within the Empire; latticed window on left; S / C either side
PACE.P.R.VBIQ.PARTA.IANVM.CLVSIT
7.18 gm
cmcdon0923Apr 13, 2014
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Claudius: 41 - 54AD3 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Obv. - bare head left; TI.CLAVDIVS.CAESAR.PM.TR.P.IMP
Rev. - Constantia standing, left, right hand raised, left hand holding spear; S / C either side; CONSTANTAE / AVGVSTI
11.17 gm
1 commentscmcdon0923Apr 13, 2014
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Maximianus AE tetradrachm, Alexandria. AD288-289. Rev. Alexandria holding bust of Serapis. 4 viewsMAXIMIANUS
AE TETRADRACHM
EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA
AD288-289

Obverse: A K MA OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Alexandria standing facing, head left, holding bust of Serapis with left hand and scepter with right hand; L to left, Δ to right

19 mm, 7.95g
Ref: Milne 4904
ValecrucisApr 13, 2014
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Alexander Jannaeus - 107 to 36BC2 viewsPb prutah (or tessera ?)
Hendin 476
5.23 gm
cmcdon0923Apr 13, 2014
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Sasanian AR drachm, 462-3AD. Peroz I (459-484AD). Göbl II/2 or SNS Type IIa/1c3 viewsSasanian AR drachm, 462-3AD.
Peroz I (459-484AD).

Obv. Peroz with 1st crown, crescent above, to r.

Rev. Fire altar and 2 attendants. Star & crescent above. To r. mm=MY (Meshan); to l. Regnal year =4.

DA = 3h
29mm; 4.14g

Ref. Göbl II/2 or SNS Type IIa/1c
ValecrucisApr 13, 2014
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Aolis, Kyme, AE16. c.300-250BC3 viewsAolis, Kyme, AE16. c.300-250BC

Obv. Forepart of horse r. ΚΥ/ΕΥΝΙΚΟΣ

Rev. Oenochoe. Monogram to l.

16mm
4.40g

SNG Cop 86var
ValecrucisApr 13, 2014
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Macedonian Kingdom, AE16, Amphipolis. Interregnum, 288-77BC.2 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, AE16, Amphipolis. Interregnum, 288-77BC.

Obv. Macedonian shield, thunderbolt at centre.

Rev. Macedonian Helmet. B-A in fields. ?Trident below.

4.57g

Ref. SG 6782
ValecrucisApr 13, 2014
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The theatre of the Roman city of Sabratha in Libya5 viewsPhoto made by the author (duimdog) of the theatre of the Roman city of Sabratha in Libya. For more images of Sabratha See also my Sabratha photoset on Flickr.Source: http://flickr.com/photos/duimdog/127614169/in/set-72057594105577693/

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Joe SermariniApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab5 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AEQVITAS AVGG
Aequitas standing left, holding scales with right hand and cornucopia in left arm
RIC 57, 3,79g , Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab6 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC 58, 3,51g , Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab8 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG
Annona stg. l. holding corn-ears over prow and cornucopiae
RIC 59, 4,45g , Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab7 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FELI CITAS IMPP
in three lines in laurel-wreath, up with two (!) medaillion
RIC 60, 3,95g , Rom, RR
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab5 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FELI CITAS IMPP
in three lines in laurel-wreath, up with an medaillion
RIC 60, 3,99g , Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab7 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FIDES EXERCITVS
Fides stg. l. holding vexillum and transverse standard
RIC 61, 3,78g , Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab2 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FIDES EXERCITVS
four standards with legionary eagle on the 3rd one
RIC 62, 4,34g, Rom

Priscus
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab5 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated l., holding rudder an cornucopiae, wheel below seat
RIC 65b, 3,46g, Milan (?)
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab4 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated l., holding rudder an cornucopiae, wheel below seat
RIC 65b, 4,93g, Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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Philip Arab8 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated left, holding Victory with right hand and seceptre whith left one, in front altar
RIC 65, 4,25g, Rom
PriscusApr 13, 2014
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170 - Constantius II - Ae3 - RIC VII Arles 3473 viewsObv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (* //SCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 347
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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170 - Constantius II - Ae3 - RIC VII Arles 347 3 viewsObv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (* //SCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 347
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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Probus Silvered antoninianus. summer 276 - September 282 A.D. 22mm1 viewsProbus Silvered antoninianus. Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint. summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Obv. IMP PROBVS INV AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev. CONCORD MILIT, Probus & Concordia standing face to face, clasping hands, E in center field. Mintmark XXI (Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint )
Ref. RIC 657
Lee SApr 13, 2014
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170 - Constantius II - Ae3 - RIC VII Trier 540 3 viewsObv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (//TR•S).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 540
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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170 - Constantius II - Ae3 - RIC VII Lugdunum 240 3 viewsObv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Lugdunum (//PLG).
Reference:– Bastien XIII 200 (34). RIC VII Lugdunum 240 (R2)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Trier 526 3 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (TRP•)
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 526 (S)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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Cuneiform Students Exercise Tablet10 views112mm x 100mm 583 grams

"The tablet is certainly a student’s exercise text that was part of his school work to teach him to read and write Sumerian around the year 1800BC, long after Sumerian had died out as a spoken language. In particular, this exercise was to teach all the Sumerian vocabulary dealing with food items. When complete, the list probably had over 500 entries. As part of their training, students had to memorize long lexical lists containing everything from plants and animals to metal objects, textiles, types of professions, body parts etc. These lists of vocabulary words were fairly standardized throughout Southern Babylonia at this time, so that you find many tablets containing the same entries, not always in the same order, but usually pretty close. Of course, some students were better than others, so some tablets contain more mistakes and some are written in messier script. Your tablet seems to have been written by a fairly good student, although there are a number of deviants from the standard version of the food items list.

The obverse of your tablet is the side with 3 columns and wide rows. The obverse represents a new part of the word list that the student is learning. In this case, each column repeats the same section of the list, so the student had a chance to practice it over and over. Unfortunately, not much is preserved on the obverse - just several different types of barley including “white barley” and “black barley.”

The reverse contains a much larger section of the list that the student had already memorized, and is just practicing here. This side is divided into 4 columns, the first column is almost entirely broken. The second column contains a list of different types of beer including “beer mixed with water,” “market beer,” “beer that foams like soap”, and “sweet beer.” Column three contains types of soup, most of which are not known from other versions of this list and will take more work to decipher, and types of fragrant plants, most of which are plants that we cannot identify."
2 commentsNemonaterApr 13, 2014
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168 - Constantine II - AE3 - RIC VII Ales 354 4 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Arles (Crescent //SCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Ales 354 (R4)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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168 - Constantine II - AE3 - RIC VII Trier 5273 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (//TRP•).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 527
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Lugdunum 261 3 viewsObv:–CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:–.GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Lugdunum (*PLG). A.D. 333-334
Reference(s) – Bastien XIII 249 (5). RIC VII Lugdunum 261 (R5)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE3 - RIC VII Trier 5373 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (TR•P)
Reference:–  RIC VII Trier 537
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 256 3 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (dot in Crescent PLG). A.D. 330 - 333
Reference(s) – Bastien XIII 222 (44). RIC VII Lugdunum 256 (R1)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Trier 5303 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (TRS•).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 530
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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MR-No.MRT 109/GTS1-C (GY)3 viewsPhoenicia, Marathos 151-150 B.C

AE 16.95mm (Thickness 2.09mm), weight 3.11g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, laureate border of dots.

Reverse: Marthos left, holding aphlaston and leaning on column, in lower left field gimel (G) with taw (T) below, in right field mem (M) resh (R) & taw (T) meanng Marathos with shin (S) below, far left Marathenian (=Aradian) era date 109 read upwards.
AradosApr 13, 2014
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Trier 5423 viewsObv: Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev: She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Trier (//TR dot P).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 542
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lyons 267 3 viewsObv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– None, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Lugdunum (*SLG). A.D. 334-335
Reference:– Bastien XIII 259. RIC VII Lyons 267 (R3)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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Philip II of Macedonia. 359-336BC. AE.19mm0 viewsPhilip II of Macedonia. 359-336BC
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev. FILLIPOU, rider on horseback right. AV monogram below.
Ref. Mionnet vol I, n. 734 (under Philip III in error).
Lee SApr 13, 2014
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Trier 547 4 viewsObv: Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev: She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Trier (//TRP*).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 547
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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Alexandria under Hadrian. AD 117-38. AE18mm0 viewsAlexandria under Hadrian. AD 117-38
Obv. Laureate bust right.
Rev. Nike advancing left holding wreath and palm.
Lee SApr 13, 2014
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 479A (b)4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PER-T AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas) standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196
Reference:– BMCRE 443a. RIC IV 479A (b) (R2)
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– MART VICT, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC - (cf. RIC 404, which is IMP CA SEP SEV PER AVG COS II). RSC - .
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 409B5 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– MI-NE-R VICT, Minerva standing left, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left, shield at feet.
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– BMCRE 379A. RIC 409A (S). RSC 327d.
maridvnvmApr 13, 2014
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Constantine I, Rome, 314AD. AE19-23mm1 viewsConstantine I, Rome, 314AD.
Obv. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SOLI-I-NVICTO COMITI, Sol, radiate, standing left, whip in right hand, orb in left. R over X in left field F in right field. Mintmark RS in Ex.
Ref. RIC VII Rome 27
Lee SApr 13, 2014
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AS-No.TGCSA 220/KC12 (GX)4 viewsJudaea, Ascalon 116-117 A.D (Southern Koile Syria)

AE 14.30mm (Thickness 3.32mm), weight 3.21g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Veiled and Turreted head of Tyche, ACK in right field.

Reverse: War galley left with oars, cruciform standard at stern & aphlaston at bow, date KC (220) in field above.
AradosApr 13, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 09 petasis caduceus3 viewsQuadrans
2.86 g, 15.2 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Petasis.
Rev. Winged caduceus. SC in field.
RIC 32.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 09 Mercury caduceus4 viewsQuadrans
2.68 g, 14.4 mm, 1 h.
Obv. No legend. Bust of Mercury right.
Rev. Winged caduceus. SC in field.
RIC 31.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Phoenicia, Arados, Trajan AE25. Astarte-Europa/Bull 4 viewsObv: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane & veil falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front,
Rev: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left.
SNG Cop 81
ancientoneApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 10 Bacchus3 viewsQuadrans
2.20 g, 17.1 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Bust of Bacchus right.
Rev. Elephant right. SC in exergue.
RIC 33.
Not an easy coin to find.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 08 Apollo tripod3 viewsQuadrans
2.21 g, 18.0 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Bust of Apollo right, draped and laureate.
Rev. Tripod. SC in field.
RIC 26.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 08 griffen tripod2 viewsQuadrans
2.95 g, 15.5 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Griffin right touching wheel.
Rev. Tripod. SC in field.
RIC 27.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 07 Venus dove left2 viewsQuadrans
2.48 g, 14.6 mm, 6 h.
Obv. Head of Venus right.
Rev. Dove left. SC in field.
RIC 25.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 07 Venus dove right exergue2 viewsQuadrans
2.63 g, 14.9 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Head of Venus right.
Rev. Dove standing right. SC in exergue.
RIC 24.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 06 Mars trophy3 viewsQuadrans
2.91 g, 16.1 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted head of Mars right.
Rev. Trophy. SC in field.
RIC 21.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 06 Mars cuirass spear2 viewsQuadrans
2.69 g, 18.8 mm, 4 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted head of Mars right.
Rev. Cuirass with transverse spear behind pointing lower right. SC in field.
RIC 19v.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 06 Mars cuirass2 viewsQuadrans
3.23 g, 18.2 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted head of Mars right.
Rev. Cuirass. SC in field.
RIC 19.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 02 Minerva owl right exergue2 viewsQuadrans
2.56 g, 14.2 mm, 7 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Minerva right.
Rev. Owl right. SC in exergue.
RIC 7.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 02 Minerva owl right1 viewsQuadrans
3.01 g, 14.3 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Minerva right.
Rev. Owl right. SC in field.
RIC 7.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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GALERIA VALERIA AE Follis RIC 36B, Venus0 viewsOBV: GAL VALERIA AVG, diademed & draped bust right
REV: VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple upwards and raising drapery, star left, B right; dot SM dot TS dot in ex
6.14g, 24mm

Minted at Thessalonica, 308-11 AD
LegatusApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 02 Minerva owl left1 viewsQuadrans
2.91 g, 13.9 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Minerva right.
Rev. Owl left. SC in field.
RIC 8.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 02 Minerva owl left exergue2 viewsQuadrans
2.57 g, 14.5 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Minerva right, aegis on breast.
Rev. Owl left. SC in exergue.
RIC 8.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 03 Roma RIC 121 viewsQuadrans
3.33 g, 15.2 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Roma right.
Rev. Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia. SC in field.
RIC 12.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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KINGS of THRACE. Rhoemetalces I & Pythodoris, with Augustus. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D. AE22mm 0 viewsKINGS of THRACE. Rhoemetalces I & Pythodoris, with Augustus. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.
Obv. BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY, jugate heads of Rhoemetalces I, diademed, and Queen Pythodoris right.
Rev. KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, bare head of Augustus right.
Ref. BMC Thrace 4.
Lee SApr 12, 2014
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Theodosius I3 viewsAe3; Nicomedia mint, fourth period: 378- 383
Obv.: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head r., on throne, holding partly seen spear and globe, r. leg bare, r. foot on prow / A // SMNΓ
Reference: RIC IX 31(b) mm5 (p. 258) Scarce
John AnthonyApr 12, 2014
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Sear 03624 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Decanummium, weight 4.08g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Constantinople. There is some disagreement about whether this type should be assigned to Justin I (so MIB, MIBE, Sommer) or Justin II (so DOC, Sear). Abu GalyonApr 12, 2014
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Romulus and Remus 3 viewsObverse : VRBS ROMA, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left.
Reverse : wolf & twins Romulus & Remus, two stars above, SMTSE in ex. Thessalonica Mint. Struck 330-333 AD. Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica #187. 17mm.


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamApr 12, 2014
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Domitian As. 82 AD. AE27mm. 2 viewsDomitian As. 82 AD.
Obv. IMP CAES DIVI F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev. TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P S-C, Minerva advancing right brandishing javelin and holding shield.
Ref. Cohen 587, RIC 110 (C3)
1 commentsLee SApr 12, 2014
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Fausta, Augusta 324 - 325 A.D. Nicomedia mint. 19-20mm0 viewsFausta, Augusta 324 - 326 A.D. Nicomedia mint.
Obv. FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG, draped bust right hair waived, bun at back, wearing pearl necklace.
Rev. SPES REIP-VBLICAE, Fausta standing facing, looking left, holding infants Constantine II and Constantius II, SMNA in ex.
Ref. RIC VII 97 var
Lee SApr 12, 2014
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Licinius I Follis, 313-314 A.D. Antioch mint. AE19-21mm1 viewsLicinius I Follis, 313-314 A.D.
Obv. IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG. Laureate head right.
Rev. IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing left, Victory on globe in right, long scepter vertical in left, eagle with wreath at feet left, wreath over epsilonI over III to right. ANT in ex.
Ref. RIC VII Antioch 8 (Var)
Lee SApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 05 Tiber shewolf left1 viewsQuadrans
2.50 g, 16.3 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Head of Tiber right crowned with reeds.
Rev. She-wolf and twins left. SC in exergue.
RIC -.
cckkApr 12, 2014
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Anonymous quadrantes group 05 Tiber shewolf right1 viewsQuadrans
2.51 g, 15.1 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Head of Tiber right crowned with reeds.
Rev. She-wolf and twins right. SC in exergue.
RIC 17.
cckkApr 12, 2014
Trajan_Cos_VIBlack.jpg
Trajan RIC 337; Woytek 520v17 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Winter 114-start of 116 AD. (3.2g; 19mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy over shoulder.
RIC 337; RSC 270; Woytek 520v

Ex: G&N

Here we see how "Optimo" has finally become a part of the emperor's name - the transition from the title "Optimo Princeps" to the name "Optimo Augustus".

Curtis Clay:
"It's the difference between allowing others to call you "the best", and allowing that title to become part of your official name.
As Pliny records in his Panegyric, from early in his reign on the Senate wanted to call Trajan "best", but Trajan modestly refused to accept "best" as part of his name.
In the course of 103, after Trajan had celebrated his first Dacian triumph and renovated the Circus Maximus with the addition of seats for 5000 additional spectators, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI became the standard rev. legend on Trajan's coins in all metals, meaning "The Senate and the Roman People (acclaim, or dedicate this coin to) the Best Emperor". Here Optimus is still an unofficial title: Trajan is allowing others to call him that, but is not permitting it to become part of his official name. Princeps is a general description of Trajan's function, "first man in the state" or simply "ruler, emperor", not part of his personal name.
In 114 Trajan conquered Armenia, the Senate once again voted him the name "Best", and this time he accepted it as part of his name, along with IMP, CAES, AVG, and his victory titles GERM and DAC. So from here on Optimus becomes part of Trajan's nomenclature on the obverse of his coins, and the rev. legend SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI disappears."

1 commentsPaddyApr 12, 2014
H649-50_[01].JPG
Hendin-649/501 viewsPontius Pilate - prutah (date indistinct, but either 30 or 31AD)
1.60 grams
cmcdon0923Apr 12, 2014
H493_[02].JPG
Hendin-493 / 1184 (02)1 viewsHerod I - prutah
1.25grams
cmcdon0923Apr 12, 2014
hadtet.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)35 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: AVT K TPAIAN ADPAINOC, Laureate head right, crescent under chin.
R: LV, Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left, peplos draped over right arm, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Alexandria mint Year 6 = 121-122 AD
12.1g
22mm
Milne 1003

Scarce
MatApr 12, 2014
H533b.JPG
Hendin-533 / 1223.b2 viewsHerod Philip - AE20 (year 16 = 12/13AD)
6.40 grams

Star in circle countermark on obverse
cmcdon0923Apr 12, 2014
cy.jpg
Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Hugh I , 1205-1218 , under regency of Gautier de Montbeliard 1205-12106 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Hugh I , 1205-1218 , under regency of Gautier de Montbeliard 1205-1210 . Billon Denier.
0.59g
obverse + VGONIS RE, cross with crescent and pellet in 1st and
4th quarter and pellet in 2nd and 3rd quarter.
reverse + DE CIPRO, Gateway.
Ref:Schl.VI.5, Cox "Tripolis hoard" class 1, Ash.463, CCL 18.1-9, CCS 9a
Very Rare .
Vladislav DApr 11, 2014
P1019830.JPG
Victorinus, Antoninianus. AE18-19mm. 269 to 271 AD.2 viewsVictorinus, Silvered Antoninianus. 269 to 271 AD.
Obv. IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev.SALVS AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent in arms.
Ref. RIC 67, Cohen 112, Sear 11179
Lee SApr 11, 2014
claudius.jpg
Claudius II Gothicus4 viewsAE Antoninianus, 20mm, 3.47g, 12h; Rome mint: 269-70
Obv.: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG; radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GENIO EXERCI; Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Reference: RIC 5a 48 (p. 215)
John AnthonyApr 11, 2014
P1017559.JPG
Faustina Jr. Dupondius. AE22-24mm, 11,6 g. 161-180 AD2 viewsFaustina Jr. Dupondius. AE22-24mm, 11,6 g. 161-180 AD
Obv. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev. IVNO S-C, Juno standing left, peacock at her feet left.
Ref. BMC 983
Lee SApr 11, 2014
RIC_300_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0300 Domitianus13 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
AE/Dupondius (28.21 mm 13.90 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 300 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusApr 11, 2014
RIC_V_433_Titus.jpg
RIC 0433 Titus14 viewsObv : T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II, Laureate head right
Rev : VICTORIA AVGVSTI / S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing shield hung on palm tree
AE/Sestertius (34.18 mm 25.07 g 6h) Struck in Roma 72 A D
RIC 433 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE 637 (Vespasian), BNF 624 (Vespasian)
ex Artemide Aste Auction 26E Lot 338
FlaviusDomitianusApr 11, 2014
augustus_.jpg
BCC rgp433 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Augustus? 27 BCE-14 CE
or Tiberius 14- 37 CE
Alexandria, Egypt
Obv: Σ?-E across field. (ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟC)
Head of Emperor right.
Rev: Uncertain inscription in
oak-wreath. (possibly LΔΙ =year 14)
15mm 2.67gm. Axis:0
This rare coin was attributed to Caesarea Maritima by De Saulcy.
Hill, BMC, rejected this, declaring Alexandria more likely.
Ref: Kadman Caesarea, “Coins Excluded from the Corpus” #VI.
v-dromeApr 11, 2014
anguipede_BCC_Ls14.jpg
BCC Ls143 viewsLead Seal
Roman 1st-3rd Cent CE?
Obv: Anguipede, stylized Persian influenced
snake-legged figure, usually with
head of rooster, carrying flail and shield.
Rev: Blank.
16 x 13mm. 5.55gm.
v-dromeApr 10, 2014
theodore_3_LS10.jpg
BCC Ls155 viewsLead Seal
Early 7th century CE
Obv: monogram of Theodore
(THR), in field: Star
Rev: Inscription in 4 lines
[........ / b?]ASIL S / hART / [[....]?
Pb 20x17mm. 6.57gm. Axis:0

Theodore, cubicularius, (a dignity reserved for
eunuchs), Imperial chartoularios (an official entrusted
with administrative and fiscal duties).
v-dromeApr 10, 2014
DOMITIAN-1~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC II 761 13 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
laureate head right
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva walking right, brandishing spear in right hand,
holding shield on left arm
19.5mm 3.38gm
OWL365Apr 10, 2014
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