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Faustina I, 8 viewsFaustina I
Ar denarius; 3.18g; 17mm

DIVA FAVSTINA,
draped bust right

AVGVSTA,
Ceres standing left, holding short torch and sceptre

RIC 362var (veil);RSC104a
3 commentsRobin AyersMar 19, 2019
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Stavraton6 viewsJohn VIII Palaeologus. 1425-1448. AR Stavraton (23.5mm, 6.92 g, 2h). Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; barred IC XC across field; no sigla / Crowned facing bust of John. SB 2564PaleologosMar 19, 2019
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SPHINX COLLECTION4 viewsTop row: Chios, Ionia; Chios Ionia; Chios, Ionia
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Chios; Ionia; Egypt; Alexandria (A. Pius)
2 commentslaneyMar 19, 2019
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Domitian RIC-82128 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia, M1, M3, and M4 types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
7 commentsDavid AthertonMar 19, 2019
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RIC 1579 Domitian15 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
6 commentsJay GT4Mar 18, 2019
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RIC 357 Vespasian by Titus15 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT4Mar 18, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius6 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint
82 CE (First Issue)
18.5 mm, 3.09 g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VIII P P, winged thunderbolt on draped table
RIC 101; RSC 597; BMC 26.
2 commentsorfewMar 18, 2019
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7 views1 commentslaneyMar 18, 2019
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12 CAESARS DENARII6 views1 commentslaneyMar 18, 2019
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Ivstitia Dl2 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right,
Reverse: IVSTITIA AVGVSTI SC exergue
IVSTITIA draped, seated on throne, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left
BMC 612-4 (Slightly draped), RIC 563
Weight, 24.10g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 18, 2019
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Pontif Max III, Providentia wand, globe and cornucopia Cldc1 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P_III COS PP, SC in exergue
Providentia draped, standing front, head left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding in right hand wand over globe at feet left and in left hand cornucopiae
BMC 174 draped, RIC 416
Weight, 11.31g; die axis, 6h.
Reverse appears to me as a die match to my Cld specimen
mix_valMar 18, 2019
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RIC 0644 Titus34 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 18, 2019
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RIC 0272 Domitianus37 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
AR/Quinarius (15.08 mm 1.409 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80.81 A.D.
RIC 272 (R), BMCRE 104, BNF 81 (Titus), RSC 620
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3616
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 18, 2019
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Probus2 viewsEQVITI Series II of Ticinum, I, QXXI.
Silvered antoninianus, Choice aEF, 4th officina, Ticinum mint, ; obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG , radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear across shoulder in right, shield on left; reverse MARTI PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding olive-branch, shield and spear, I left, QXXI in ex; sharp strike with full circles centering, much silver remaining; Ticinum mint EQVITI series II - The letter `I` in the reverse field is the fourth letter of the codeword EQVITI. The letter `Q` in the exergue indicates this coin was struck by the fourth officina (mint workshop). The letters of the word EQVITI are coded in the mintmarks of coins from all the officinae of the mint, with the specific letters of the codeword assigned to each officina in order corresponding with their officina numbers. This codeword probably refers to cavalry. It may be AEQVITI truncated because there were only six officinae in operation. RIC V 509.
simmurrayMar 18, 2019
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Umayyad Caliphate. Anonymous (Post Reform) (77-132 A.H., 696 -750 A.D.)1 viewsWalker BMC 850; SNAT Palastina 45-54. Album 185

AE fals, al-Ramla mint, undated; 2.84 g., 19.46 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: la Ilaha / illa Allah / wahdah (= There is no god but Allah) in three lines within double circle with striations.

Rev.: Muhammed / rasul / Allah (= Muhammad is the prophet of Allah), in three lines within circle, tree to right; Arabic inscription circling.
StkpMar 17, 2019
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Umayyad Caliphate. Anonymous (Post Reform) (77-132 A.H., 696 -750 A.D.)1 viewsWalker BMC 812-815; Album 174

AE fals, Domashq/Damascus mint, undated; 1.94 g., 15.92 mm. max.

Obv.: Six-petal flower in circle, Arabic script around.

Rev.: Pentagram in circle, Arabic script around.
StkpMar 17, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, -/-//CXXIM, Emperor riding left, #3 14 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, -/-//CXXIM, Emperor riding left, #3
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a rider right, (E1-G).
reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//CXXIM, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 3,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), p-118,
Q-003
quadransMar 17, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 112, 6-4-B, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//IIII, AE-Ant., Roma standing to the left, (Typ.B), #114 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 112, 6-4-B, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//IIII, AE-Ant., Roma standing to the left, (Typ.B), #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B-F)
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Roma standing to the left, dressed as an amazon, holding a victory with his right hand, a spear and a shield with his left hand, (Typ.B).
exergue: -/-//IIII, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 4,50g, axis: 7h,
mint: Lugdunum, 6th. em., 4th. off., date: 278-279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 096 (6-4-B), Bastien 298,
Q-001
quadransMar 17, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.05/6 ( rev. only)2 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.16g, 26.57mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT M AVR - AN]TWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [VP NOBIOV] ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN P[ROC IC / TRW]
Dionysos, with crossed legs, stg, frontal, looking r., resting with raised l.hand on ribboned
thyrsos and holding in lowered r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1930
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.26.8.5/6 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.26.1.5 (same die)
possibly unpublished
rare, F, dark green patina
JochenMar 17, 2019
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16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #0120 views16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #01
avers: ONETA BELE REGIS (retrograde), Eagle standing left, AQA above ILA below, line border.
reverse: Lion advancing left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,8 mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-061, CNH I.-105, Unger-104,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.03./a2.01./03.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 17, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 77-76 B.C1 viewsAE 21.50mm (Thickness 2.93mm), weight 7.29g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, ΘE over monogram above, Aradian era date 183 (PΠΓ) & Phoenician letter aleph (´) with Greek letter Z below.
AradosMar 17, 2019
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Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)1 viewsBalog 609a Plate XXV 609; Album 975

AE fals; unknown mint, undated (2nd reign); 1.74 g., 16.52 mm. max.

Obv.: Circular line border in a border of pellets. Field divided by horizontal line: الملك (al-Malik) / الظاهر (al-Zahir).

Rev.: Circular line border in a border of pellets. In the field, six-petaled rosette.

Barquq, who was of Circassian origin and acquired as a slave, became the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. A member of the faction behind the throne during the reigns of Sha'ban II's young sons, 'Ali II and Hajji II, Barquq consolidated power and siezed the throne in 1382. He was deposed in 1389 and Hajji restored as sultan. By early 1390, Barquq reclaimed his title. During his second reign, the Mongol warlord Timur invaded and defeated the Mamluks at Damascus and sacked it along with Aleppo in 1399.
StkpMar 17, 2019
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Mamluk (Bahri). `Ali II (al-Mansur `Ala al-Din Ali) (778-783 A.H. = 1377-1381 A.D.)2 viewsBalog 504 Plate XIX 504; Album 963

AE fals, Trablus/Tripoli mint, undated; 2.71 g., 18.45 mm. max. 0°

Obv.: Border of dots, in which circular line. Field divided by two horizontal lines into three segments: ضرب طر (duriba Trablus) / لملك المنصور (al-Malik al-Mansur) / ابلس (_____).

Rev. Border of dots in which circular line. In it, a hexagon with concave sides. In the segments formed by circle and hexagon, annulets. In the field, fleur-de-lis with rhomboidal basis.

Ali was the son of Sha'ban II and the great-grandson of Muhammad I. He was installed as sultan at age nine upon the death of his father in a revolt. He died four years later.
StkpMar 17, 2019
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Mamluk (Bahri). Salih (al-Salih Salah al-Din) (752-755 A.H. = 1351-1354 A.D.)6 viewsBalog 338, Plate XIII No. 338a-b; Album 951

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated (7)55 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 2.71 g., 21.41 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Solid circular line border. Field divided by two horizontal lines into three segments: سنة خمس (sunat khms/five years) / الملك الصالح (al-Malik al-Salih) / وخمسين بحلب (wakhamsin bi-Halab/fifty in Halab)

Rev.: Circle of scrolls between two circular lines. In center: bird (probably an eagle) walking to right, head turned straight back. Above the bird's back, swan-like body.

Salih was the eighth son of Muhammad I to hold office. He was installed as sultan at age 14 upon the ouster of his half-brother, Sultan Hasan, by senior Mamluk emirs. In effect, Emir Taz was the ruler of the sultanate and Salih was a figurehead sultan, although Salih did lead an army into Syria to quash a rebellion. In 1354, dissident emirs ousted Taz, toppled Salih and restored Hasan to power.
1 commentsStkpMar 17, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C4 viewsAE 12.46mm (Thickness 1.98mm), weight 1.58g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, chignon & braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters qoph (Q), beth (B) & heth (H) in left field, Aradian era date 130 right.
AradosMar 17, 2019
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037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!22 views037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!
avers: •m•LADISLA(I R•VnGARIE), Patriarchal cross in the circle, mint-mark S-D, on each side, the border of dots.
reverse: Hungarian shield with stripes, amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Austrian band, Moravian eagle, Czech lion), a small circles between the shields!
exergue, mint mark: S/D//-- were struck by "Civitas" Town coin, (by Pohl), diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,36g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Szomolnok, (Schmölnitz, by Pohl, today in Slovakia, Smolnik), date:1442 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-643var. (reverse!), CNH2-201A.var., Unger-494.f.var., Pohl-150-15, Rare!
Q-001
The piece was cut around, at that used time.
1 commentsquadransMar 17, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 127-126 B.C2 viewsAE 15.58mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 3.24g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 133 below.
AradosMar 17, 2019
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10 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul1888Mar 17, 2019
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Lucius Verus, Denarius3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 163-64 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS; bust cuirassed r. head bare

Reverse: TRP IIII IMP II COS II; Mars stdgr., holding spear; l. hand on shield

Mint: Rome
Reference: BMC Vol IV 284; Not in RIC w/bare headed bust.
Provenance: Purchased from CNG Aug 14, 1997

Superb EF, Medium gray and irridesent toning., Luster. For some reason, after several attempts, I’ve never been able to capture the beauty of this coin photographically
1 commentsSteve B5Mar 16, 2019
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VICTORIA AVG - SC1 viewsDouble Sesterce
atelier II
17.29g
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS . P . F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
SC

Bastien 163
de Witte 325
Cohen 403
Elmer (erratum n° 298 - VIRTVS AVG)
RIC 176
PYLMar 16, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class B Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1823; DOC B.1-64; Zervos Type B-2) - Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034)9 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, dot in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS ЬAS-ILЄ ЬAS-ILЄ to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
Dim: 27 mm, 8.65 g

An extremely rare variation of the Anonymous Class B Follis. The arms of the nimbus cross has only dots and the book of Gospels has five dots. Using Orestes H. Zervos' classifications of the Class B folles, these types were found during the excavation of Corinth. See the following paper:

Zervos, Orestes H., The Substantive Varieties of Anonymous Folles of Class B, Nomismatika Khronika No. 22/2003
Quant.GeekMar 16, 2019
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PMTRP VI Trophy and spear Cldc 21 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P_ VI_C_OS II P P, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, naked except for cloak floating out left and right, holding spear pointed transversely up in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand
BM 418-9, RIC 458
Weight, 9.76g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 16, 2019
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PMTRP V Trophy and spear Cldc1 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P V COS II P P, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, naked except for cloak floating out left and right, holding spear pointed transversely up in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand
BMC 361 draped, RIC 442
Weight, 10.38g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 16, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2018) 8.17.45.01 var.1 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-211
AE 26, 9.78g, 25.94mm, 30°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. IOVLIA - DOMNA CE
Bust, draped, r.
rev. VPA.AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLEITWN / PROC ICTRO[N]
City Goddess, wearing mural crown, with Patera and long sceptre stg. l. at altar; behind
her Nike stg. l., palmbranch in l. arm, crowning her with wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1460, pl. III, 21 (1 ex, London)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2898 (= AMNG 1461), for the type only
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.17.45.1 var. (has legend break NIKOPO - LEITWN)
Rare, VF, dark green patina
JochenMar 16, 2019
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P. Procius Laeca, denarius3 viewsP. Procius Laeca, denarius
3,70 g. 18 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right. X below chin, ROMA above, P LAECA behind.
Rev. Military figure standing left, his right hand raised, facing togate citizen standing right, gesturing with right hand, attendant standing left behind military figure holding three rods, PROVOCO in exergue.
Crawford 301/1; Sear 178

An important reverse type illustrating the principle of provocatio, a procedure by which a citizen had the right to appeal to the people against the decision of a magistrate which he considered to represent an abuse of official power.
1 commentsMarsmanMar 16, 2019
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PMTRP II providentia globe and wand1 viewsObverse: (IMP CAES M A)VR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust radiate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P II COS P P, SC left and right in field
Providentia standing front, head left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding in right hand wand over globe at feet left and in left hand cornucopiae
BMC 125 variant rev C 244 (Asselin Coll.), RIC 405
Weight, 8.89g; die axis, 6h.
mix_valMar 16, 2019
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0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum seen from rear


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidokiMar 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C1 viewsAE 16.62mm (Thickness 2.52mm), weight 3.09g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
AradosMar 16, 2019
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Lucilla AE As. RIC 1774 var3 viewsLucilla AE As. AD 164-170. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right / VENVS, Venus seated left, holding Victory and sceptre. SC across fields. RIC 1774 var (obv legend); Cohen 55; BMC p. 575.simmurrayMar 16, 2019
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031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575, C2-120A, U-448, P-116, Rare! #0122 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575, C2-120A, U-448, P-116, Rare! #01
avers: ✠mOnЄT SIGISmVnDI, Patriarchal (short!) cross.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ, Four-part shield, Árpádian stripes, and Brandenburg eagle.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 13,2-14,2mm, weight: 0,62g, axis:4h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Onforio Bardi(?) (by Pohl), date: 1387-1389 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-575, CNH-2-120A, Unger-448, Pohl-116, Rare!
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
quadransMar 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 154-153 B.C1 viewsAE 17.06mm (Thickness 2.11mm), weight 2.99g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 106 below.
AradosMar 16, 2019
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Caracalla AE provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (Nikyup, Bulgaria) (211 - 212 AD)3 viewsΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ – [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped bust right / Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIAN – NIKOΠOΛIT + ΠΡOC I in exergue, Nemesis-Aequitas standing left, holding scales in extended right hand and measuring rod (whip? sceptre?) in the crook of left arm, wheel at foot left.

Ӕ, 26 mm, 9.22 g, die axis 8h (turned coin)

I do not have access to any of the relevant provincial catalogs and cannot check any entries, but based on other similar coin descriptions on this site some numbers that may be close to this type are: AMNG I/1 1576-77, 1877-78; Varbanov (engl.) 3134, 3148, 3248; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (HrHJ) No. 8.18.35.4-5, 8.18.35.8

AY[TOKPATΩΡ] K[AICAP] = Imperator Caesar, Μ[ΑΡΚΟC] ΑΥ[ΡΗΛΙΟC] ANTΩNINOC = Marcus Aurelius Antoninus aka "Caracalla". NIKOΠOΛIT[ΩN] PROC I[CTPΩN] ("πρός"="toward", but also "near to", like Latin "ad"; Istros = the lower Danube). ΦΛ OYΛΠIAN = Flavius Ulpianus, who was Roman governor of Lower Moesia (Moesia Inferior) starting from 210 to about 213. Before 211 Septimius Severus was still in charge; Caracalla visited the city in 211-212, was displeased with it and closed the mint (it was reopened only after his death), so the likely minting years are 211-212. All governors of Lower Moesia had titles on coins of either ΗΓ[ΕΜΟΝΑΣ] (governor of equestrian rank) or ΥΠ[ΑΤΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ] of the province (ΤΗΣ ΕΠΑΡΧΕΙΑΣ) (consular legate of senatorial rank). Y before the name of Flavius Ulpianus indicates the latter.

Aequitas = justice, equality, conformity, symmetry. Nemesis was originally understood as honest distributor of fortune, neither bad nor good, but in due proportion. Later it gained aspects of justice and divine retribution, but in Nemesis-Aequitas her qualities of honest dealing is emphasized. It symbolizes honesty, equality and justice of the emperor towards his subjects. The scales here mean honest measure rather than justice, the long stick she carries is most probably a measuring rod, but may also be a whip (symbol of punishment) or a sceptre (symbol of imperial power). The wheel may be the Wheel of Fortune (Rota Fortunae), but may also just symbolize equality.

CARACALLA, *4 April 188 Lugdunum (Lyon, France) † 8 April 217 (aged 29) road between Edessa and Carrhae ‡ 26 Dec 211 – 8 Apr 217 (not counting joint rule with his father and brother)

His birth name was Lucius Septimius Bassianus, then he was renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus at the age of 7 as part of his father's attempt at union with the families of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. He got the agnomen "Caracalla" after a Gallic hooded tunic that he habitually wore and made fashionable. He was also referred to as Tarautas, after a famously diminutive and violent gladiator of the time. The firstborn of the famous imperial couple Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he was groomed to be emperor together with his brother Geta. They both were given titles of Caesars and even full Augusti before their father's death. But it was not going to happen, since the brothers hated each other. In 202 Caracalla was forced to marry the daughter of Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, Fulvia Plautilla, he immediately grew to hate them both. By 205 Caracalla had succeeded in having Plautianus executed for treason, probably fabricating the evidence of the plot himself. Then he banished his wife together with his own baby daughter first to Sicily and then to the largest of the Aeolian islands, Lipari. As soon as his father died, Caracalla ordered to strangle them both.

Septimius Severus died on 4 February 211 at Eboracum (present day York) while on campaign in Caledonia, north of Roman Britannia. Caracalla and Geta jointly ended the campaign by concluding a peace that returned the border to the line demarcated by Hadrian's Wall. During the journey back to Rome they continuously argued and finally decided to divide the empire, Caracalla was to rule in the west and Geta -- the east. They were persuaded not to do this, but their hostility was only increasing. On 26 December 211, at a reconciliation meeting arranged by their mother, Caracalla had Geta assassinated by members of the Praetorian Guard loyal to himself, Geta dying in his mother's arms. Caracalla then persecuted and executed most of Geta's supporters and ordered a damnatio memoriae pronounced by the Senate against his brother's memory. Geta's image was removed from all paintings, coins were melted down, statues were destroyed, his name was struck from papyrus records, and it became a capital offence to speak or write Geta's name. In the aftermath of the damnatio memoriae, an estimated 20,000 people were massacred. Those killed were Geta's inner circle of guards and advisers, friends, and other military staff under his employ.

In 213, about a year after Geta's death, Caracalla left Rome never to return. He went north to the German frontier to deal with restless Germanic tribes through wars and diplomacy. While there, Caracalla strengthened the frontier fortifications of Raetia and Germania Superior, collectively known as the Agri Decumates, so that it was able to withstand any further barbarian invasions for another twenty years. Then it became evident that he was preoccupied with Alexander the Great. He began openly mimicking Alexander in his personal style and started planning an invasion of "Persia", the Parthian Empire. He even arranged 16,000 of his men in Macedonian-style phalanxes, despite this foration being obsolete for centuries. Caracalla's mania for Alexander went so far that he persecuted philosophers of the Aristotelian school based on a legend that Aristotle had poisoned Alexander. This was a sign of Caracalla's increasingly erratic behaviour. When the inhabitants of Alexandria heard of Caracalla's claims that he had killed his brother Geta in self-defence, they produced a satire mocking this as well as Caracalla's other pretensions. So in 215 Caracalla travelled to Alexandria and responded to this insult by slaughtering the deputation of leading citizens who had unsuspectingly assembled before the city to greet his arrival, before setting his troops against Alexandria for several days of looting and plunder. Following the massacre at Alexandria, Caracalla moved east into Armenia. By 216 he had pushed through Armenia and south into Parthia and pursued a series of aggressive campaigns in the east against the Parthians, intended to bring more territory under direct Roman control. In the following winter, Caracalla retired to Edessa (Şanlıurfa, south-east Turkey) and began making preparations to renew the campaign by spring. On 8 April 217 Caracalla was travelling to visit a temple near Carrhae (Harran, southern Turkey), where in 53 BC the Romans had suffered a defeat at the hands of the Parthians. After stopping briefly to urinate, Caracalla was approached by a soldier, Justin Martialis, and stabbed to death. Martialis had been incensed by Caracalla's refusal to grant him the position of centurion, and the Praetorian Guard Prefect Macrinus, Caracalla's successor, saw the opportunity to use Martialis to end Caracalla's reign. In the immediate aftermath of Caracalla's death, his murderer, Martialis, was killed as well. Three days later, Macrinus declared himself emperor with the support of the Roman army.

Caracalla's reign was marked by domestic instability, the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire, and external invasions from the Germanic people. Surprisingly for such a brute, Caracalla was also notable for some statesmanship, perhaps due to some help of his mother, who stayed in Rome and performed many administrative duties in her son's absence. The most famous is the Antonine Constitution (Constitutio Antoniniana), aka the Edict of Caracalla, which granted Roman citizenship to nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla's adopted praenomen and nomen: "Marcus Aurelius". Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla, which became the second-largest baths in Rome, and building a temple to Serapis, Graeco-Egyptian god of healing, whom he thought to be his divine patron, on the Quirinal Hill. The numismatists will always remember him because of the introduction of a new Roman coin denomination, currently designated "antoninianus" after him. The reduced silver purity of the new coins caused people to hoard the old denarii and thanks to this now we can enjoy lots of well-preserved early Roman silver coins.

Caracalla was one of the cruellest and most tyrannical Roman emperors. That was why in the 18th century Caracalla's memory was revived in the works of French artists trying to draw the parallels between him and King Louis XVI. But there were also other narratives surrounding his name: in the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth started the legend of "Bassianus" as the king of Britain, who won the kingship by fighting his brother over it.
Yurii PMar 16, 2019
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RIC 0652 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius - 19.69 mm 3.263 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 652 (R2) - RSC 243 - BMCRE 145 - BNF 138
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 15, 2019
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RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus27 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 15, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.20.1.1./a1.02./03., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #0121 viewsCÁC II. 20.20.1.1./a1.02./03., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #01
avers: Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-180, CNH I.-160, Unger-067,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.20.1.1./a1.02./03.,
Q-001
quadransMar 15, 2019
027_Traianus,_Syria,_Koinon,_McAlee_500,_AE-19(Hexachalkon),_Traianus_r_,_KOINON_SYRIAC,_Tyche_r_,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,_4,88g-s~0.jpg
Syria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,26 viewsSyria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,
avers: AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, Laureate head right.
reverse: KOINON SYRIAC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Syria, Koinon, date: A.D., ref: Mc Alee 500,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 15, 2019
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027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Syria, Koinon, Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right, 20 views027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Syria, Koinon, Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,
avers: AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, Laureate head right.
reverse: KOINON SYRIAC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Syria, Koinon, date: A.D., ref: Mc Alee 500,
Q-001
quadransMar 15, 2019
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses3 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
1 commentsshanxiMar 15, 2019
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Modern depictions of Artemis/Diana, 1552, France2 viewsHenri II, France

Rev.: .NOMEN. AD *ASTRA. 1552, Diana walking left front, arrow in right hand, bow in left hand, building and tree in background.


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiMar 15, 2019
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Henri II of France, Artemis2 viewsHenri II
Obv.: + HENRICVS. II. GALLIAR - REX CHRISTIANISS. PP, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Henry II facing right.
Rev.: .NOMEN. AD *ASTRA. 1552, Diana walking left front, arrow in right hand, bow in left hand, building and tree in background.
From the collection of Baron Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers (1779-1857)
Possibly an old restrike
Ref.: Mazerolle, Medailleurs francais. No. 112, Appel (HENRICVS II) 3
shanxiMar 15, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius18 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfewMar 15, 2019
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(0010) ANTONIA1 viewsANTONIA
(daughter of Mark Antony; mother of Claudius; grandmother of Caligula)
b. ca. 36 BC, d. 37 AD
AE ORICHALCUM DUPONDIUS 28.5 11.98 g
STRUCK BY CLAUDIUS, ca. 50 - 54 AD
O: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed bust right, hair in long plait
R: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP (P P) S C, Claudius veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum
RIC 1 104
laneyMar 15, 2019
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bmc09_23 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...NINOC. (legend begins upper right). Radiate head right.
Rev: KAP..., crescent on globe, horns upwards, placed on base with 2 lines; between horns star of 8 points.
17 mm, 4.01 gms

BMC 9 variant (bust type, globe and 2 lines on base)
Charles MMar 15, 2019
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ric3241 viewsElagabalus
Orichalcum, Dupondius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, horned, seen from behind.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII. COS III. P. P., S.C. across fields, Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over lighted altar, cypress branch in left arm, star in right field.
24 mm, 10.05 gms

RIC 324
Charles MMar 15, 2019
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sidonbmc2476 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAE M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: COL ... METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) with 2 figures below; dotted line on roof.
24 mm, 11.99 gms

BMC 247, Rouvier 1494. For countermark: Howgego 396
1 commentsCharles MMar 15, 2019
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Limes falsum Trajan Eagle2 viewsLimes falsum
Obv.: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M
Laur. r.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Eagle between standard and vexillum.

18mm, 2.88g
See RIC 294 for reverse
klausklageMar 14, 2019
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Moesia, Markianopolis, 054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet, 20 viewsMoesia, Markianopolis, 054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet,
avers: AV K OΠΠEΛ CEV MAKPEINOC•K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate bust of Macrinus facing bare-headed bust of Diadumenian.
reverse: VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANO/ΠOΛI, Naked Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter, eagle at his feet.
exergue: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight:14,04g, axis: 76h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Pontianus, date: 217-218 A.D., ref: Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AMNG 715, Varbanov (2005, English) I. 1240, Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.24.01.??, Not in,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2019
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Trajan RIC 128 Fourree1 viewsImitating a denarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Victory standing l. half dr., holding wreath and palm.

17mm, 2.08g
see RIC 128 for original
klausklageMar 14, 2019
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054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet, 26 views054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet,
avers: AV K OΠΠEΛ CEV MAKPEINOC•K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate bust of Macrinus facing bare-headed bust of Diadumenian.
reverse: VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANO/ΠOΛI, Naked Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter, eagle at his feet.
exergue: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight:14,04g, axis: 76h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Pontianus, date: 217-218 A.D., ref: Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AMNG 715, Varbanov (2005, English) I. 1240, Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.24.01.??, Not in,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2019
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Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection14 viewsFinally have them all!2 commentslaneyMar 14, 2019
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Gaul Massalia drachm DLT 973.pxm7 viewsGaul, Massalia. Civic issue. AR drachm (17.2 mm, 2.75 g, 5 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right wearing earring and necklace, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΣΣA // ΛIHTΩN, ethnic above and beneath lion walking right, Δ / K before. Depeyrot, Marseilles 43/1; DLT 973; SNG Cop. 761; S. 77 var. Good VF, slightly irregular flan, exceptionally nice style, slate-gray patina.

From the D. Thomas Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 3/12/19
1 commentsSosiusMar 14, 2019
20_03_1_1_-b1_15_-51_,_Anonymous_III__(István_III_,_(1162-1172_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-140,_CNH_I_-119,_U-081,_Q-001,9h,_12,4-12,7mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.03.1.1./b1.15./51., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-140, CNH I.-119, U-081, #0123 viewsCÁC II. 20.03.1.1./b1.15./51., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-140, CNH I.-119, U-081, #01
avers: Cross on the line, the ornament of lines, crosses, and crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: A amongst five dots; line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,4-12,7mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-140, CNH I.-119, Unger-081,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.03.1.1./b1.15./51.,
Q-001
quadransMar 14, 2019
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(04) CALIGULA8 viewsAR Denarius 18 mm, 3.53 g
37 - 41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
O: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT [COS] Bare head of Caligula right
R: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by stars
Rome; RIC 2; RSC 11; BMCRE 4
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction
2 commentslaneyMar 14, 2019
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Hadrian Sestertius4 viewsHadrian AE Sestertius
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG , Laur. bust of Hadrian r., with light drapery on far shoulder
Rev.: FORT RED in ex., PONT MAX TR POT COS II SC, Fortuna seated l., holding rudder and cornucopiae

RIC 551a, Cohen 759 , BMC 1130
TanitMar 14, 2019
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Titus Sestertius2 viewsTITUS. 79-81 AD. Æ Sestertius
Rome mint, struck 80-81 AD.

Obv. : IMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII; Laureate head right.
Rev. : PAX AVGVST / SC ; Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and cornucopiae.

RIC II 94
TanitMar 14, 2019
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Faustina I Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius,
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, drap. Bust r.
Rv.: AETERNITAS SC , Ceres stg. l., adjusting drapery on r. shoulder and holding torch in l.

RIC:1100, C:46, BMC: 1479
TanitMar 14, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Divvs Sestertius2 viewsAE Sestertius
DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus Pius r.
DIVO PIO SC ; column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the emperor stg. l. , trellis-work fencing surrounding the base

RIC 1269
TanitMar 14, 2019
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Septimus Severus Sestertius1 viewsSeptimus Severus Sestertius
Rome AD 210

Obv.: L SEPT SEVERVS PIVS AVG
Rev.: VICTORIAE BRITTANNICAE SC , two Victories stg. face to face, holding between them shield attached to palm-tree, at base of which, two British captives seated back to back.

RARE

RIC 796
TanitMar 14, 2019
Cilicia,_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum,_090_Gallienus,_SNG_Levante_789,_SNG_Pfalz_1086_,_AE-27,_253-268_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_25,5-28,3,_12,41g-s~0.jpg
Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #121 viewsCilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 14, 2019
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090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #122 views090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 14, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TVRI ORVM, Clasped right hands holding signum, two murex shells below; unclear letters in exergue.
23 mm, 8.59 gms

BMC-, SNG Cop-, CNG E-Sale 307, lot 226, CNG E-Sale 439, lot 296
Charles MMar 14, 2019
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emmett2952.40 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, bust of Serapis right.
22 mm, 11.76 gms

Emmett 2952.4
Charles MMar 14, 2019
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hhj8.26.36.082 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦO-V NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC, in left field, ICT/P, in right field ON. Concordia wearing kalanthos standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm, patera in right hand.
28 mm, 15.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.36.8
Charles MMar 14, 2019
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Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII6 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B5Mar 13, 2019
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Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)9 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan PMar 13, 2019
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052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #120 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 13, 2019
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3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

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

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidokiMar 13, 2019
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22065 Marcus Aurelius/Salus2 viewsMarcus Aurelius/Salus
AE Sestertius (31 mm, 23.0 g), Roma, 168-169.
Obv. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII,
laureate head to right.
Rev. SALVTI AVG COS III / S - C,
Salus standing left, holding patera and scepter altar to left, from which rises serpent.
Mint: Rome 31.8mm 23g
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 964
Blayne WMar 13, 2019
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22066 Augustus/ IMP Countermark4 viewsAugustus/Large SC
AE As. 7 BC.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNEC POT,
bare head left
Rev: M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR AAA F F
Legend around large S C.
With IMP monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 26.1mm 5.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 431
1 commentsBlayne WMar 13, 2019
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22067 Augustus/CAE Countermark2 viewsAugustus/Large SC
As
Obv: CAESARAVGVSTPONT MAXTRIBVNICPOT –
Bare head right.
Rev: PLVRIVSAGRIPPA IIIVIRAAAFF –
Legend around large SC.
with CAE monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 28.4mm 9.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 427
Blayne WMar 13, 2019
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22124 Lesbos/Rooster1 viewsLESBOS. Methymna. Hemiobol
(Circa 500/480-460 BC).
Obv: Female head right, with hair in sakkos.
Rev: MAΘ.
Cock standing right within incuse square.
Ex Savoca 17th Blue Auction Lot 581
Rare Condition: Nearly Very fine.
Weight: 0.20 g.Diameter: 7 mm
Blayne WMar 13, 2019
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Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMatMar 13, 2019
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052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #122 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 13, 2019
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hhj8.26.01.091 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠA NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP, in left field OCI/O, in right field CT-P/N, Zeus nude standing left, holding patera and resting on scepter..
29 mm, 11.79 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.9
Charles MMar 13, 2019
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hj6.26.21.01_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠIOVΛ.ANT.CEΛE-VKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Hygeia standing right feeding snake from patera.
26 mm, 9.33 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.1
Charles MMar 13, 2019
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Probus Antoninianus6 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMIP C PROBVS · P · F · AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
TEMPOR FELICIT
Felicitas standing left with long cadeus, 'B' to left

Lugdunum
1 commentsHarry GMar 12, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus7 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing left with two standards, Sol standing left with globe. QXXT in exergue.

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry GMar 12, 2019
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus7 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry GMar 12, 2019
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22048 Licinius I/Jupiter3 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne WMar 12, 2019
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22051 Julia Domna/Pietas2 viewsJulia Domna/Pietas
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust right
Rev: PIETAS AVGG
Pietas, veiled, standing half-left, dropping incense into lighted altar and holding box,
Mint: Rome 18.9 mm 3.2g
Sear 6600, RSC 150, RIC 572 (Septimius Severus)
Blayne WMar 12, 2019
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22062 Marcus Aurelius/Aequitas2 viewsMarcus Aurelius/Aequitas
Dupondius
Obv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXII,
radiate head right
Rev: IMP VIIII COS III P P S-C,
Aequitas standing standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Mint:Rome 24.6mm 11.8g
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1232
Blayne WMar 12, 2019
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RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 12, 2019
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RIC 0490 Domitianus27 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 12, 2019
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd 21 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTI IIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563, RIC 577
Weight, 10.92g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 12, 2019
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Titus as Caesar RIC 43129 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare sestertius struck for Titus Caesar in 72 showing him in triumphal dress riding in a triumphal quadriga, the type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The same reverse was identically struck for Vespasian, clear numismatic evidence of Vespasian's intentions for his son. The piece itself serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

The fine style portrait on the obverse is quite impressive, unmarred by three punch marks from antiquity.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMar 12, 2019
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rsc0281 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle and standard, another standard before her.
21 mm, 3.90 gms

RSC 28, RIC 67
Charles MMar 12, 2019
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #135 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPA AVG COS VII, Laureate head right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter, S C across fields.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25-25,5mm, weight: 11,20g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 71 A.D., ref: RIC² 0890, RIC II(1962) 580, C , BMC , Sear ,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 11, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6811 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant HMar 11, 2019
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CÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #0126 viewsCÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #01
avers: Line between two wedges, two wedges at the middle, four dots around the center, a cross between two E's between two dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,7 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-124, CNH I.-133, Unger-071,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 11, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #0131 viewsCÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Cross on the line, imitation of Kufic legend around; border of dots.
reverse: Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.02.2.1./a2.06./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 11, 2019
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Julia Paula, Concordia13 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

IVLIA PAVLA AVG,
bare-headed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, small looped plait bun at back

CONCORDIA (harmony),
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star in left field;

from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk (purchased FORVM ancient Coins)

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
3 commentsRobin AyersMar 11, 2019
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Caracalla, Stobi7 views Caracalla, Stobi
Ae 25mm; 6.9g

PIVSAVGV-ANTONINVS
Laureate head right

MVNICS-T-OBE
Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm

Josifovski 383 (V83, R95),
1 commentsRobin AyersMar 11, 2019
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Faustina Junior, Lycaonia7 viewsFaustina Junior
Ae 19mm; 6.39g
Lycaonia, Hyde

Draped bust right

River-god reclining left, holding reeds and leaning on overturned urn from which water flows
Robin AyersMar 11, 2019
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Julia Domna, Sardes9 viewsJulia Domna, 193-211 A.D.
Ae 19mm; 3.68 grams
Sardes in Lydia
IOYΛΙA CЄBACTH,
Draped bust right
CAPΔΙΑΝΩΝ B NЄΩKOPΩN,
cult image of Kore facing, wearing polos and veil, between a corn-ear on the left and poppy on the right

BMC 149; SNG Cop 529; Mionnet IV, 737; Paris 1254
1 commentsRobin AyersMar 11, 2019
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas9 viewsJulia Domna
Ar 18mm; 4.02g
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO/MNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBER/A/L/ AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and abacus

RIC 627, RSC 103
2 commentsRobin AyersMar 11, 2019
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3 viewsMaximinus II Æ Follis. Nicomedia, struck circa AD 311.
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right
/ HERCVLI VICTORI, Hercules standing right, leaning on club; * and B in left field; SMN in exergue.
RIC VI 68.

21mm, 3.92.
1 commentspaul1888Mar 11, 2019
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tarsussnglevante10781 viewsElagabalus
Tarsus, Cilicia

Obv: AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNεINOC. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TAPCOVεC MHTPOΠOΛε →AMK. Crown of the demiourgos above altar on left, Ciliarch crown on right decorated with six heads, Γ on left and B on right.
32 mm, 11.89 gms

SNG France 1566, SNG Levante 1078 variant (bust type and number of heads)
Charles MMar 11, 2019
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater27 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason TMar 11, 2019
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Thrace, Pantikapaion, Black Sea Area, Hygiaeon, (220-200 B.C.), Anokhin 144, AE 23, Prow of galley left, ΠANTI below, #122 viewsThrace, Pantikapaion, Black Sea Area, Hygiaeon, (220-200 B.C.), Anokhin 144, AE 23, Prow of galley left, ΠANTI below, #1
avers: Laureate head of Poseidon right. Countermark head of Satyr right in the circle.
reverse: Prow of galley left, ΠANTI below. Countermark head of helmeted Athena right in the circle.
exergue: -/-//ΠANTI, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 5,92g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Black Sea Area, Pantikapaion, date: 220-200 B.C., ref: Anokhin (Bosporus 1986) 144,
Q-001
quadransMar 10, 2019
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #127 viewsSarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #1
avers: No legend, Horned head of River God Borysthenes (Dniepr) left.
reverse: OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), Monogram (EΠI?) in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 11,96g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, date: 330-250 B.C.,
ref: SNG Cop.85var (monogram ?), Sear SG 1685, BMC 10 (?), SNG BM Black Sea ?, Frovola 718var. ( Monogram ?),
Q-001
quadransMar 10, 2019
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RIC.67a1 Valentinian II (AE4, Salvs Reipvblicae)2 viewsValentinian II, western roman emperor (375-392)
Nummus AE4: Salvs Reipvblicae (383-392, Antioche, 1st officine)

bronze, 12 mm diameter, 1.51 g, die axis: 6 h,

D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM / TRPS in exergue; Roma seating left on cuirass, holding globe and spear
DrogerMar 10, 2019
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Macedonia, Pella, (187-31 B.C.), AE-16, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛ/ΛΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #127 viewsMacedonia, Pella, (187-31 B.C.), AE-16, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛ/ΛΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1
Avers: Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right.
Reverse: ΠΕΛ above and ΛΗΣ below, bull grazing right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-17,5mm, weight: 6,25g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 187-31 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 266, Moushmov 6453; BMC 76.,
Q-001
quadransMar 10, 2019
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Marcus Aurelius5 viewsIt nice to have at least one coin in near mint condition. Colors is a tad better on the photo than in real life.
Roman Empire - Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.), silver denarius (3,64 g. 18 mm), from Rome mint, 170-171 A.D. COS III. Jupiter.
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right.
COS III, Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RIC 227.
SmulanMar 10, 2019
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #122 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #1
avers: ΛΑΜ, Laureate female head right.
reverse: ΨA, Forepart of Pegasus right, curved archaic style wing, torch below.
exergue: Ψ/A//torch, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 7,105g, axis: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: 4th-3rd c. B.C., Rare!
ref: BMC 84,53ff., SNG von Aulock 1299,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 10, 2019
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hj6.28.08.xx1 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT[…]INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →T(ΩN), Dionysos standing left holding bunch of grapes in right hand and holding thyrsus adorned with bow in left arm. E in right field.
26 mm, 10.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.8.xx (not in Hristova-Jekov), AMNG I 953.2, Moushmov 672
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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hj6.26.36.25_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT[Ω(NE)INOC], laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 12.18 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.25
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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171 - Magnentius - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 034 1 viewsCentenionalis
Obv:– D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:– VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X chi-rho above
Mint – Amiens (//AMB).
Reference(s) – Bastien 121 (2 examples cited). RIC VIII Amiens 34

4.61 gms, 23.50 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmMar 10, 2019
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0674 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman falls forward clutching horse
Minted in Heraclea (* |_ //SMHA). 348-351 A.D.
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 67 (R)

5.03 gms, 24.53 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMar 10, 2019
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0454 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (//ALEA), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 45 (R)

5.08 gms, 23.19 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMar 10, 2019
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 247 3 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym4 //DSIS?), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247

2.08 gms, 19.94 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMar 10, 2019
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hj6.26.35.24_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
26 mm, 10.91 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.24
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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rsc0322 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle and standard, another standard before her.
18 mm, 3.21 gms

RSC 32, RIC 71
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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rsc1270 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P COS P P, Roma seated left, holding victory and scepter, shield on ground by her side.
18 mm, 2.20 gms

RSC 127, RIC 3
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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rsc196b_21 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, with horn, bearded.
Rev: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Elagabalus standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding branch, star left.
19 mm, 2.86 gms

RSC 196b, RIC 46
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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rsc111a0 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right holding spear transversely and trophy over shoulder.
22 mm, 4.41 gms

RSC 111a, RIC 120
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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rsc149_20 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel under seat
18 mm, 2.00 gms

RSC 149, RIC 19
Charles MMar 10, 2019
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1898 british One Penny2 viewsNORMAN KMar 10, 2019
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Gelimer Vandals 50 Denarii1 viewsVANDALS. Gelimer. 530-534.
AR 50 Denarii (1.20 g). Carthage mint.
Obv.: D N REX G-EILAMIR, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obv.: D • N/L (mark of value) in two lines; cross above; all within wreath.

MEC 1, 26; BMC Vandals 2-3.
TanitMar 09, 2019
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S.2200 Henry VII11 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Class IVa
S. 2200
O: hЄnRIC’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX AGL’ Z FR'
R: POSVI DЄV’ Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV/CIVI TAS LOn DOn

Henry Tudor's first issue of groats is really not much different from that of Richard III and all the kings before him going back to Edward III. The design would change radically during Henry's reign. This particular issue shows a little more detail in the face and hair, paralleling the developments in art the early 16th century

This particular coin is believed to have been produced around 1504-1505, the estimate for the cross-crosslet mint mark activity.

Ex- CNG
3 commentsNapMar 09, 2019
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nysaspijk0471 viewsElagabalus
Nysa-Scythopolis

Obv: ...MAV...ANTWNINOC. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NVCA C-KVTheta;OΠOΛ. Tyche wearing turreted crown, seated right on throne with high back, nursing the infant Dionysos.
23 mm, 10.71 gms

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Charles MMar 09, 2019
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abilaspijk0240 viewsElagabalus
Abila

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: In exergue, CεABIΛ. Left downward, IεACV. Right upward, NWNKC. Above, BΠ C. Hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment on top of which figure is standing; flaming altar within temple; on either side square towers with doors below and three windows on upper floors; steps in front.
24 mm, 10.70 gms

Spijkerman 24
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Hartill 16.236, Schjoth 547 var., Fisher's Ding 963 var.0 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 4.36 g., 24.77 mm. max.

Obv: Yuan feng tong bao (running script, small characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
StkpMar 09, 2019
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esbusspijk0040 viewsElagabalus
Esbus

Obv: AVTCMAVRANTONINVS. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: AVPεCB-OVC. Male figure standing left wearing Phrygian hat, right foot on bull's head, left hand resting on serpent entwined scepter, holding conical object in right hand.
21 mm, 8.20 gms

Spijkerman 4
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Hartill 16.276, Schjöth 567 var.0 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Zhe Zong (1086-1100), Reign Title Yuan You (1086-1093).

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.38 g., 24.75 mm. max.

Obv: Yuan you tong bao (running script, claw feet bao).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 15.

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
StkpMar 09, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius7 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
Rome Mint 82 CE (First Issue)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM
Rev: Altar garlanded and lighted, TR POT COS VIII P P
RIC 94 (R) BMC 32, RSC 598
1 commentsorfewMar 09, 2019
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_AR-Den,_H-575,_C2-120A,_U-448,_P-116,_mOnETSIGISmVnDI,_REGISVnGARIE_ET_C_,_1387-9AD,_Q-001,_6h,_13,5mm,_0_39g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #0133 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #01
avers: ✠mOnЄT SIGISmVnDI, Patriarchal (short!) cross.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS VnGARIЄ ЄT C, Four-part shield, Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle. The reverse legend is the same as the Huszár-576, CNH-2-121A, Unger-449, Pohl-117,
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Onforio Bardi(?) (by Pohl), date: 1387-1389 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-575/576, CNH-2-120A/121, Unger-448/449, Pohl-116/117, Hybrid denar, Very Rare !!!
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadransMar 09, 2019
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1734 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian 118 AD Telesphoros standing1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1734; BMC 270, SNG France 2091-2

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, baldric strap around back of neck and across chest.

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑ СΤΡ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩ, ΤΟ Β (in field, r.)
Telesphorus wearing mantle with hood standing facing

1.75 gr
16 mm
12h
okidokiMar 09, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC V Pt 2 6793 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI AVGG, Jupiter seated left, holding victory on globe in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand
Minted in Lugdunum (//I). Emission 11, Officina 3. November to End A.D. 293
Reference(s) – Cohen 115. Bastien -. Bastien Suppl I -. Bastien Suppl II 537 Alpha (2 examples cited). RIC 679 Bust Type C (C)

Rated common in RIC but only 2 examples cited in Bastien Supplement II.

3.96 gms, 23.38 mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmMar 09, 2019
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Liberalitas IIII platform Dl1 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right,
Reverse: LIBE_RALITAS AV_GUSTI IIII, SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated platform and behind him an officer, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 567 (Dlsd), RIC 579
Weight, 9.17 g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 09, 2019
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Aelius (RIC 1065, Coin #742)0 viewsRIC 1065, AE AS, Rome, 137 AD
OBV: L AELIVS CAESAR; Bare head right.
REV: TR POT COS II S C; Fortuna-Spes standing left, holding flower in right and cornucopia in left
SIZE: 25.5mm, 11.78g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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SAFRA (RRC 206/2, Coin #741)0 viewsRRC 206/2, AE AS, Rome, 150 BC
OBV: Laureate head of bearded Janus, I (mark of value) above.
REV: ROMA SAFRA; Galley prow right, dolphin swimming downward on right.
SIZE:31.9mm, 27.98g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Vespasian (RIC2 1187, Coin #747)0 viewsRIC2 1187, Orichalcum Dupondius, Lugdunum, 72 AD
OBV: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Radiate head right, globe at point of bust.
REV: FORTVNAE REDVCI S C; Fortuna standing left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
SIZE: 29.2mm, 11.48g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Vespasian (RIC2 757, Coin #746)0 viewsRIC2 757, AE AS, Rome, 74 AD
OBV: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG; Laureate head left.
REV: PON MAX TR POT P P COS V SENS; Winged caduceus flanked by crossed cornucopiae.
SIZE: 27.8mm, 11.36g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Balbinus (RIC 22, Coin #745)0 viewsRIC 22, AE Sesterius, Rome, 238 AD
OBV: IMP CAES D BALBINVS AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: CONCODIA AVG; Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
SIZE: 31.2mm, 21.52g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Titus (RIC2 739, Coin #744)0 viewsRIC2 739, Copper AS, Rome, 74 AD
OBV: T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS; Laureate head right.
REV: SC; Spes in between large S C, standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
SIZE: 27.4mm, 10.76g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Trajan (RIC 529, Coin #743)1 viewsRIC 529, Copper AS, Rome, 103-111 AD
OBV: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P; Laureate head right, drapery over left shoulder.
REV: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C; Victory standing right, left foot on helmut, holding stylus in right hand and with left hand attaching shield inscribed with VIC DAC to a palm tree.
SIZE: 27.5mm, 11.84g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus (RSC I Tituria 6, Coin #753)1 viewsRSC I Tituria 6, AR Denarius, Rome, 89 BC
OBV: SABIN; Bare head of Sabine King Tatius right.
REV: TITVRI; Victory in a biga right, wreath in right hand, reins in left, control symbol in exergue.
SIZE: 19.4mm, 3.66g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus (RSC I Aemilia 8, Coin #752)0 viewsRSC I Aemilia 8, AR Denarius, Rome, 58 BC
OBV: M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in exergue; Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet.
REV: PHYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPT on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVER in exergue; Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below.
SIZE: 21.9mm, 3.08g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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C. Norbanus (RSC I Norbana 2, Coin #751)0 viewsRSC I Norbana 2, AR Denarius, Rome, 83 BC
OBV: CXXV C.NORBANVS; Diademed haed of Venus right wearing single drop earring and pearl necklace.
REV: Fasces between ear of wheat and caduceus.
SIZE: 20.6mm, 3.86g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Maximian (RIC 54b, Coin #749)0 viewsRIC 54b, Billion Follis, Antioch, 300-301 AD
OBV: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; Laureate bust right.
REV: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Genius standing left, kalathos on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left hand, K lower left, Z over V right.
SIZE: 28.0mm, 5.54g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Trajan (RIC2 647, Coin #748)0 viewsRIC2 647, AE AS, Rome, 115-116 AD
OBV: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM; Radiate draped bust right.
REV: DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P S C; Large S C in wreath.
SIZE: 24.6mm, 8.36g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Mn. Aemilius Lepidus (RSC I Aemilia 7, Coin #758)0 viewsRSC I Aemilia 7, AR Denarius, Rome, 114-113 BC
OBV: ROMA; Laureate and draped bust of Roma right.
REV: MN·AEMILIO; Horseman holding vertical spear (equestrian statue) right, on triple-arch containing L-E-P.
SIZE: 18.2mm, 3.88g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Mn. Aemilius Lepidus (RSC I Aemilia 7, Coin #757)0 viewsRSC I Aemilia 7, AR Denarius, Rome, 114-113 BC
OBV: ROMA; Laureate and draped bust of Roma right.
REV: MN·AEMILIO; Horseman holding vertical spear (equestrian statue) right, on triple-arch containing L-E-P.
SIZE: 19.5mm, 3.80g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Sex. Pompeius Fostlus (RSC I Pompeia 1a, Coin #756)0 viewsRSC I Pompeia 1a, AR Denarius, Rome, 137 BC
OBV: X; Helmeted head of Roma right, jug behind.
REV: FOSTLVS / SEX PO ROMA; She-wolf right suckling Romulus and Remus, fig tree behind with three birds in the branches, the shepherd Faustulus standing right behind.
SIZE: 18.9mm, 2.84g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Mn. Cordius Rufus (RSC I Cordia 3, Coin #755)0 viewsRSC I Cordia 3, AR Denarius, Rome, 46 BC
OBV: RVFVS·S·C; Diademed head of Venus right.
REV: MN·CORDIVS; Cupid riding bridled dolphin right, holding reins with both hands.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 4.08g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus (RSC I Tituria 5, Coin #754)0 viewsRSC I Tituria 5, AR Denarius, Rome, 89 BC
OBV: SABIN / A.PV; Bare head of Sabine King Tatius right, palm frond below chin.
REV: TITVRI; Tarpeia buried to her waist in shields, trying to repel soldiers who are about to cast shields upon her, star over and within crescent with horns up above, left.
SIZE: 16.8mm, 3.26g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Julius Caesar (RSC I 49, Coin #763)1 viewsRSC I 49, AR Denarius, Rome, 44 BC
OBV: CAESAR; Elephant walking right trampling on a carnyx (a Celtic war trumpet) ornamented to look like a dragon.
REV: Implements of the pontificate: culullus (cup) or simpulum (ladle), aspergillum (sprinkler), securis (sacrificial ax), and apex (priest's hat).
SIZE: 17.6mm, 3.62g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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C. Vibius C.F. Pansa (RSC I Vibia 2, Coin #762)0 viewsRSC I Vibia 2, AR Denarius, Rome, 90 BC
OBV: PANSA; Laureate head of Apollo right, control symbol below chin.
REV: C•VIBIVS•C•F•; Minerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left.
SIZE: 17.69mm, 3,74g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Mn Fonteius C.f. (RSC I Fonteia 9, Coin #761)0 viewsRSC I Fonteia 9, AR Denarius, Rome, 85 BC
OBV: MN FONTEI C F; Laureate head of Vejovis right, thunderbolt below, Roma monogram below chin.
REV: Cupid seated on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus of Bacchus in exergue, all within laurel wreath.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.82g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (RSC I Aemilia 10, Coin #760)1 viewsRSC I Aemilia 10, AR Denarius, Rome, 62 BC
OBV: PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA; Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right.
REV: TER PAVLLVS; Paullus on right, standing left, togate, touching trophy in center; on the left, three standing bound captives: King Perseus of Macedonia, his half-brother, and his son.
SIZE: 20.6mm, 3.90g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus (RSC I Claudia 15, Coin #759)1 viewsRSC I Claudia 15, AR Denarius, Rome, 42 BC
OBV: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind.
REV: M•F• / P•CLODIVS; Diana Lucifera (the light bringer) standing right holding two long lit torches.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.10g
MaynardGeeMar 09, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 22mm 8.75g 7h BCD 275,BMC 90.4 viewsPegasos flying right with longer ethnic below/Helmeted head of Athena right,behind A,and grape vine with bunch of grapes over tall amphora on stand.
very rare with longer ethnic
Grant HMar 09, 2019
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 163/2 BC2 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
35.5mm 16.29g Thompson issue 2
Thompson catalogue : Obs 7 : Rev NEW/(not in plates)?
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
2 magistrates
1 monogram in LF & in RF
2 Symbols Kernos in RF: Bakhos below amphora
All within a surrounding olive wreath
cicerokidMar 09, 2019
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Esbus

Obv: [AVTCM]AVRANTONINVS.... Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: [A V], εCBOVC in exergue. Tyche standing left within tetrastyle temple, with central arch and flat roof to wings, right foot on small figure, resting on scepter in left hand and holding uncertain object in right hand.
22 mm, 7.87 gms

Spijkerman 3
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Petra

Obv: ...AVPANTWNIN... Laureate head right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLON in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen forefeet.
21 mm, 8.94 gms

Spijkerman 56
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMPCMA.... Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLONI in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen.
18 mm, 5.87 gms

Spijkerman 56 variant (bust type), SNG ANS 1373
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Adraa

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Herakles nude, seated left on rocks.
16 mm, 4.08 gms

Spijkerman 13
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMPCMAVANTWNINOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: COΛ-WNI-IET. (legend begins upper right). Tyche seated left within distyle temple with gabled roof, right arm extended, holding trophy in left arm.
20 mm, 7.55 gms

Spijkerman 55c
Charles MMar 09, 2019
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Gadara

Obv: IMPKMAV[PANTWNINOC]. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: [ΠOMΠ]/ΓAΔAPεT/[AΠC] (legend in three lines above). Galley with captain, oarsmen and steersman on deck, sailing left, below, dolphin and star.
29 mm, 10.50 gms

Spijkerman 85
Charles MMar 08, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMPCMAVANTWNINOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: CO-LINIA-PETRA. (legend begins upper right). Tyche seated left within distyle temple with gabled roof, right arm extended, holding trophy in left arm.
17 mm, 6.93 gms

Spijkerman 55a
Charles MMar 08, 2019
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Petra

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: ...PET. Tyche seated left within distyle temple with gabled roof, right arm extended, holding trophy in left arm.
19 mm, 6.98 gms

Spijkerman 55
Charles MMar 08, 2019
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Philadelphia

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Bust of goddess, Asteria, veiled and draped, cruciform star on top of head.
14 mm, 2.3 gms

Spijkerman 47
Charles MMar 08, 2019
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Rabbathmoba

Obv: AVKεCAPANTΩNIN. Laureate head right.
Rev: APC [AΠO]. Nude male figure standing right within distyle temple, under arch, right hand on spear or scepter, left foot raised on uncertain object.
20 mm, 5.40 gms

Spijkerman 38
Charles MMar 08, 2019
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Elgabalus, Nikopolis7 viewsElgabalus
Ae 26mm; 12.05g

AVT K M AVPH - ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

(VN NOB IOV POVΦOV) NIKOPOLITWN PROCICTR
O-N in fields
Herakles standing, facing, head left, leaning on club in right hand, lion skin draped over left forearm

HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.7 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin AyersMar 08, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis7 viewsSeptimius Severus
Ae 27-29mm; 8.24g

magistrate Aurelius Gallus

AVKLCEPCEVHROCP
laureate head right

VP AV GALLOV NIKOΠOΛITΩ / ΠPOC I
PROC (below)
Asklepios standing right, head left, holding serpent entwined staff

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.3.
Robin AyersMar 08, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis7 viewsSeptimius Severus
Ae 18-19mm; 3.33g

AVKAICE(dot)/CEVHPOC
Laureate head right

NIKOPOLIT(dot)/PROCICTPO
Apollo with chlamys over l. shoulder, holding bow and patera

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.7.10 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin AyersMar 08, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis8 viewsSeptimius Serverus
Ae 16mm; 2.85g

AVKAICEP/CEVHPOC
Laureate bust right

NIKOPOLI/TWPOCIC
Apollo Sauroktonos

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.7.18 (same dies)
Robin AyersMar 08, 2019
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22025 Licinius II/Jupiter2 viewsLicinius II/Jupiter
Obv:VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES,
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:IOVI CO-NSERVATORI,
Jupiter running right, chlamys flying out behind, throwing thunderbolt.
R-S across fields.
TARL in Exergue
Mint:Arles 18.7mm 2.8g
RIC VII Arles 128
Blayne WMar 08, 2019
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22026 Carus/Victory2 viewsCarus/Victory
Obv: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG,
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGGG,
Carinus or Numerian receiving Victory from Carus, star above, Delta below centre XXI in exergue
Mint:Antioch 21.8mm 3.1g
RIC 125
Blayne WMar 08, 2019
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22049 Carinus/Victory2 viewsCarinus/Victory
A.D. 283-285. AE antoninianus Struck A.D. 283.
Rev: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG,
radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGGG,
Carinus standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter, standing left;
star above S in field, XXI in exergue.
Mint: Antioch 20.1mm 4.3g
RIC 327 corr. (star in upper field)Scarce.
Blayne WMar 08, 2019
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22050 Theodosius I/Campgate3 viewsTheodosius I/Campgate
AE4. 384-388 AD.
Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG,
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA REI-PVBLICE,
campgate, 2 turrets, no star, B in left field,
TES in exergue.
Mint: Thessalonica 12.7mm 1.0g
RIC IX Thessalonica 62b, rated scarce.
1 commentsBlayne WMar 08, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfewMar 08, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius39 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 85 CE. (Fifth Issue)
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V
Rev: Minvera advancing r with spear and shield; IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
RIC-342.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3136 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfewMar 08, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius38 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 82-83 CE .
Obv: head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Salvs std l with corn ears and poppy; SALVS AVGVST.
RIC-145.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3135 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfewMar 08, 2019
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Maxentius AE Follis, Rome. AD 306-3122 viewsMaxentius AE Follis, Rome. AD 306-312...23/25mm diameter..6.92gr
Obverse..IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse..CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated front, head left, shield at her side, within hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre, wreath in pediment, knobs as acroteria.
Mintmark RBS. RIC VI Rome 210; Sear 14987.
Paul R3Mar 08, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-420 BC 25mm Jenkins 457 O85/R17510 viewsNike driving quadriga right,holding reins,large olive wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right,heron in front.3 commentsGrant HMar 08, 2019
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Ireland, James II, Gunmoney Coinage, Halfcrown, June 1690 1 viewsObv:- JACOBVS•II•DEI GRATIA, Laureate head left
Rev:- MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX, Crown over scepters dividing JR, value XXX above, 1690 above, June below

Cogadh an Dá Rí or The War of the Two Kings (1689-91)

Part of a large, mixed world lot I bought on a whim.
maridvnvmMar 08, 2019
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PMTRP X Victoria Dlsd2 viewsObverse: (IMP SEV ALE)XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: P M TR P (X COS) III P P, SC left and right low in field
Victory draped, standing front, head left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch sloped up to right in left
BMC 745*, (Paris=C.420), RIC 522
Weight, 7.08 g; die axis, 12h.
mix_valMar 07, 2019
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Titus AR Denarius44 viewsTitus, 79 - 81 n. Chr. Denar (2.96g). 80 n. Chr. Mzst. Rom.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. l.
Rev.: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, zwei Gefangene sitzen Rücken an Rücken an einem Tropaeum.
RIC 103 (R2); C. 306; BMC 37; BN 34.
Ex Sammlung Shlomo Moussaieff, London, 1948 - 2000.
Condition: Dunkle Tönung, partiell Auflagen, ss
Ex: Gorny und Mosch e-auction 263 - 07.03.2019: Lot 3615
3 commentsorfewMar 07, 2019
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Alexander I 150 - 145 B.C.1 viewsAlexander I Balas. 152 - 145 B.C. Ae 14.9~15.5mm. 2.87g. Antioch on the Orontes. Obv: Ivy wreathed head of Dionysus r., dotted border. Rev: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ] AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, elephant l. Primary control (to r.): A over B. SC 1791ddwauMar 07, 2019
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 8th Officina6 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, draped and curiassed, facing right.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the rear, H in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 8th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.96g; Diameter: 21mm; Die axis: 180º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3113; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Aegean Numismatics
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 7th Officina4 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Z in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 7th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 4.137g; Diameter: 20.3mm; Die axis: 0º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3110; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 6th Officina5 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, S in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 6th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 2.812g; Diameter: 21.3mm; Die axis: 150º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3108; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 5th Officina4 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, ϵ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 5th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.262; Diameter: 20.3mm; Die axis: 315º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3107; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at
Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
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Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 4th Officina2 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Δ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 4th; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.563g; Diameter: 21.8mm; Die axis: 180º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3106; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
A_and_V_Antioch_3rd_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 3rd Officina4 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, Γ in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 3rd; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.146g; Diameter: 21.2mm; Die axis: 180º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3105; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and ESTIOT (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
A_and_V_Antioch_2nd_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 2nd Officina 3 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right, seen from behind.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, B in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 2nd; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 3.855g; Diameter: 20.5mm; Die axis: 180º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3103; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 07, 2019
A_and_V_Antioch_1st_Wkshp_Large.jpg
Vabalathus and Aurelian Antioch 1st Officina5 viewsVabalathus: 270 - 272 AD; Aurelian: 270 - 275 AD
Julius Aurelius Septimius Vabalathus Athenodorus (Wahb Allat), son of Septimius Odaenathus and Septimia Zenobia. Palmyrene Empire.
Obv: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R1; Bust of Vabalathus, laureate, diademed, draped and curiassed, facing right.
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Bust of Aurelian, radiate and curiassed, facing right, from the front, A in exergue.
Denomination: billion antoninianus; Mint: Antioch; Officina: 1st; Issue: 1st; Date: Nov. 270 - Mar. 272; Weight: 2.73g; Diameter: 20.5mm; Die axis: 0º; References, for example: RIC V v.1 381 correc; MER - RIC 3102; SRCV III 11718

Notes:

1VABALATHVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMUS] R[EX] IM[PERATOR] D[UX] R[OMANORUM]. See for example, Bland (2011), pp. 135, 141 and Estiot (2004, v1), p. 118, esp. note 462. Although David S. Potter in The Roman Empire at Bay: AD 180 - 395. New York: Routledge, 2004, page 267 and footnote 24 postulates V[IR] C[ONSULARIS] for the mint at Antioch I would certainly side with Bland and Estiot.

Which side of this coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse?
Percy Webb in RIC, vol. V, part 1 puts great weight on the titulature of Aurelian and mentions that mint marks on the obverse of coins were not unknown at Antioch. He considers the coin to have been struck as a sign of vassalage instead of having been struck as an insult. Webb states that Aurelian’s bust is on the obverse of the coin (p. 260). Anne Robertson, Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, Vol. IV Valerian I to Allectus, pp. cxix and 142 also considers Aurelian’s bust to be on the obverse of the coin, but does not state an explicit reason for her position. Harold Mattingly, “The Palmyrene Princes and the Mints of Antioch and Alexandria” (1936), holds that the mint mark is the determining factor, and therefore believes that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin. David Sear RCV III, p. 442 follows the reasoning of Mattingly and although David Vagi, Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, Volume One: History, agrees that Aurelian’s bust is on the reverse of the coin he does not explicitly state his reason for believing so. Sylviane Estiot, Monnaies de L’Empire romain XII.1/XII.2: D’Aurelian à Florien (270 - 276 apres J.-C.) [2004], states that the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian clearly indicates that his portrait is on the reverse of the coin. Roger Bland, “The Coinage of Vabalathus and Zenobia from Antioch and Alexandria” (2011), follow suit. When discussing this issue from Antioch he states that the officina mark is always placed on the reverse of coins. He notes that the placement of the officina mark sent a signal that Aurelian was “...being accorded a lower status than Vabalathus, although he was given his correct titles of Imperator and Augustus, and he wore a radiate crown, also traditionally associated with the senior Augustus” (p. 142 - 3). Alaric Watson argues in Aurelian and the Third Century (1999), pp. 67 - 9 that Queen Zenobia’s assertion of Palmyrene independence from Rome took place gradually. Bland believes that the placement of the officina mark under the bust of Aurelian on this coin was just another step in that assertion of independence.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
Tracy AielloMar 06, 2019
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla_Large.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla Larger Picture14 viewsTracy AielloMar 06, 2019
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_RIC_202_AR-Ant_,_IMP_CAES_M_ANT_GORDIANVS_AVG,_VICTORIA_AVG,_RSC-,_Antioch,_241_AD,_Q-001,_10h,_21-22,5mm,_4,16g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #137 views072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #1
avers: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left with wreath and palm branch.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 4,16g, axis: 10h,
mint: Roma, date: 238 A.D., 1st Issue, 6th officina, ref: RIC IV-III 5, RSC 357, Sear-8664,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 06, 2019
commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_48_2corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.48.2 corr.1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.42mm
obv. AVT K - AI KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTRO
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.48.2 corr. (writes 4 stars)
scarce, F+
JochenMar 06, 2019
Cldc_PMTRP_Iovi_1.jpg
PMTRP Iovi Cldc 12 views
Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust radiate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P COS P P, SC left and right in field
Jupiter standing front, naked except for cloak hanging behind him over both arms, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical spear in left
unlisted in the BMC, similar to the sestertius, BMC 19, RIC 387
Weight, 11.79; die axis, 12h
mix_valMar 06, 2019
Cldc_PMTRP_Iovi_2.jpg
PMTRP Iovi Cldc 21 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust radiate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P M TR P COS P P, SC left and right in field
Jupiter standing front, naked except for cloak hanging behind him over both arms, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical spear in left
unlisted in the BMC, similar to the sestertius, BMC 19, RIC 387
weight, 9.67g; die axis, 12h
mix_valMar 06, 2019
084_Volusian_(251-253_A_D_),_RIC_IV_141,_AR-Ant_,_IMP_CAE_C_VIB_VOLVSIANO_AVG,_P_M_TR_P_IIII_COS_II,_RSC_94,_S_9763,_S,_Q-001_5h,_20-22mm,3,52g-s.jpg
084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 141, Rome, P M TR P IIII COS II, Emperor standing left, Scarce! #130 views084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 141, Rome, P M TR P IIII COS II, Emperor standing left, Scarce! #1
avers: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: P M TR P IIII COS II, Emperor standing left, holding patera over tripod altar, and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-22,0 mm, weight: 3,52 g, axis: 5h, Scarce!
mint: Rome, date: 251-253 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 141, RSC 94, Sear 9763,
Q-001
quadransMar 06, 2019
T-2381_107_Severina,_AE-Ant_,_SEVERINAE_AVG(E2),_CONCORDIAE_MILITVM(C3),_XXIQ,_RIC-13,_Siscia,_iss-9,_ph-1,_off-4,_274-275_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,4-23,8mm,_4,42g-s.jpg
107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #131 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMar 06, 2019
19_08_2_1_-a1_01_--_,_Anonymous_II__(István_III__(1162-1172_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H--,_CNH_I_--,_U--,_Q-001,_0h,_10,2mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, New Sigla variation! #0131 viewsCÁC II. 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, New Sigla variation! #01
avers: Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles, border of dots.
reverse: Eight dots around the cross, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01. before 02., New Sigla variation!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 06, 2019
1297c.jpg
rsc092_3fouree2 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius Fouree

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, star in right field
19 mm, 2.38 gms

RSC 92, RIC 107 Silver plated.
Charles MMar 06, 2019
1296c.jpg
varb1782_22 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN. Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
20 mm, 4.04 gms

Varbanov 1782
Charles MMar 06, 2019
1293c.jpg
hj6.26.38.060 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI [ANTΩNEI]NOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.22 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.6
Charles MMar 06, 2019
20_21_1_1_-c2_5_-32_,_(Bela_III__(1172-1196_AD)),_H-181,_C1-162,_U-095,_Q-001,_0h,_9-9,4mm,_0,18g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #0131 viewsCÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #01
avers: Four connected curves containing crosses, a cross of Saint Andrew with dots in the angles in the center, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,0-9,4mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-181, CNH I.-162, Unger-095,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 06, 2019
Marcia_def.jpg
Marcia3 viewsGens MARCIA
Marcus Marcius Moneyer circa 119 BC.
Silver Denarius.
19,5 mm 10 h. 4,01 g.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right, modius behind, X below chin.
Rev. Victory in biga right., holding reins and whip; below, M MAR ligate C, divided by two ears of corn; in ex. RO MA.
Cr245/1, Syd 500.
1 commentsMarsmanMar 06, 2019
Severus_Alexander.jpg
Severus Alexander3 viewsSeverus Alexander.
Bronze of Nicaea in Bithynia.
20-21mm; 4.86g; 8h.
Obv. M AVP CЄV AΛЄΞANΔPOC AVΓ, Laureate, draped & cuirassed head right.
REv. NIKAIEΩN between 3 standards, center one with wreath, flanked on either side by standards topped with Capricorns.
Reference: Unlisted Type.
This is part of the A.K. collection of Roman provincial coins recently purchased from CNG.
1 commentsMarsmanMar 06, 2019
CÁC_II__20_14_1_1-c1_02_-27-28_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-160,_CNH_I_-150,_U-062,_Q-001_,2h,_12,2mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #0133 viewsCÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #01
avers: Cross with H in the center, crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Four crescents and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-160, CNH I.-150, Unger-062,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., New Sigla variation!
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMar 06, 2019
1298.jpg
hhj8.26.46.090 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I. →CTPON, city gate open enclosed by two towers.
22 mm, 5.52 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.9
Charles MMar 06, 2019
1295c.jpg
hj6.26.01.041 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVK(OV) M-(AP)KIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Zeus seated left holding patera and scepter.
26 mm, 8.98 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.4
Charles MMar 06, 2019
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225º; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy AielloMar 06, 2019
1428_Hadrian_Sardis2.jpg
Hadrian - Sardis3 viewsAR Cistophoric tetradrachm
128-138 AD
head right
HADRIANVS__AVGUSTVS P P
facing cult statue of Kore, headdress with plume, stiff robe falling to feet and veil draped over wrists; grain ear on both sides
COS__III
RIC 510; RSC 279; Metcalf Typ 47.

overstruck over cistophoric tetradrachm of Augustus

ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1430_Aquilius2.jpg
Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. - AR serrate Denarius1 viewsRome
²70 BC
¹71 BC
helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right
III·VIR__VIRTVS
Mn. Aquillius (consul 101 BC) facing, head right, holding shield, raising kneeling and slumped Sicilia left
(MN) AQVIL__(MN)·F·(MN)·N·
SICIL
¹Crawford 401/1, RSC I Aquillia 2; SRCV I 336, Sydenham 798
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Naumann
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1429_Sidon2.jpg
Ba'Alshillem II - AR 1/16 Shekel 3 viewsSidon
c. 371-370 BC
galley left, waves below
Beth
king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger
O ('ayin)
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same)

ex Naumann
2 commentsJohny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1427__Ariarathes_X2.jpg
Ariarathes X - AR Drachm1 views38-37 BC
AR Eusebeia
diademed head right
Athena standing left holding Nike with wreath spear and shield on the ground; trophy to the left
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΡIAΡAΘOΥ // EΥΣEBOΥΣ KAI / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOΥ
(ΠΛΘMO) / E
BMC Greek (Galatia) 2.p43 Simonetta 1977 2.p45

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1426_Antiochus_IV2.jpg
Antiochus IV - AE0 viewsAkko-Ptolemais
175 - c. 172 BC
diademed and radiate head right
veiled goddes facing, holding scepter
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
SC 1479; HGC 9, 726
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1425_Gallienus_Side2.jpg
Gallienus - Side0 viewsAE Pentassarion
253-268 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind, eagle below
AYT KAI ΠOYΛI EΓNA ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE / IA {E overstrike}
Apollo Sidetes facing, head left, holding phiale and scepter
CIΔHTΩN__NEΩKOPΩN
SNG France 924; SNG von Aulock 4844
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1424_Tacitus2.jpg
Tacitus - BL Double-Antoninianus0 viewsAntioch
I-VI 276 AD
Issue 3
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust with paludamentum right
IMP C M CL TACITVS P AVG
Tacitus in military dress standing right, holding short eagle-tipped scepter and receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long scepter
CLEMENTIA T_EMP
E
XI
BNC 1837; RIC1st 211; http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4092
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1423_Antiochus_IV_Apollo2.jpg
Antiochus IV - AE0 viewsAkko-Ptolemais
175 - c. 172 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
monogram left
Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; aphlaston left
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY / /\\(
Cf. SC 1478.2; HGC 9, 725
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
Domitian_RIC_675.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius32 viewsDomitian AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23g, 6h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 14, 88 - c. Sept 13, 89 (Sixth Issue).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right;
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva stg. R on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r. owl. (M2).
RIC 675 (R2), BMC--, RSC –
3 commentsorfewMar 05, 2019
cartet.jpg
Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMatMar 05, 2019
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_10(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.10 (rev. only)1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 3.08g, 17.92x16.19mm, 210°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. N - IKOP - O PROC IC
Tyche stg. frontal head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1245 (nur für den Typ)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.38.10 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.8.1 (same die)
Rare, F+, brown Patina, excentric flan
Pedigree:
ex coll. Gianni Aiello
JochenMar 05, 2019
18_03_1_1_-c2_02_-65_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_6h,_10,5mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5mm, weight: 0,21, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 05, 2019
1422__Antoninus_Pius_Savatri.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Savatra1 views138-161 AD
laureate head right
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΑΔΡ__ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CΕ
naked unknown deity, half left, holding grain ears and cattail stalk, fish left at the feet; smaller stalk behind
СΑΟVΑ_ΤΡEΩΝ
vA Lykao. 166-81, BMC 2; Volume IV, № 7254
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1421_Antoninus_Pius_Pappa_Tiberias2.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Pappa-Tiberiopolis0 views138-161 AD
laureate head right
AVT KAI AΔP__ANTωNEINOC
Mên half left wearing Phrygian cap, crescent behind shoulders, foot on Bucranium, holding pine cone and long scepter
ΤΙΒƐΡΙE_ω_Ν ΠΑΠΠΗΝ(ωΝ)
vA Pisid. I, 1149-73, BMC 1-2, Cop 176-7; Volume IV, № 7694
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
1420_Antoninus_Pius_Caesarea2.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Kaisarea0 viewsAR Didrachm
139 AD
laureate head right
ANTΩNEINOC__CEBACTOC
Mount Argaeus, statue of Helios on top, holding globe and scepter, star below
YΠAT B ΠAT ΠATP
Sydenham 301c var. (reverse legend); Metcalf 124b
Johny SYSELMar 05, 2019
13_04_-a8_08_-178_,_Bela_II__(1131-1141_AD),_H-050,_C1-059,_U-043,_Q-001,_9h,_11,3-12mm,_0,39g-s.jpg
13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a8.08./178., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #0138 views13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a8.08./178., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #01
avers: REX BELA, Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of legend cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,3-12,0mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-050, CNH I.-059, Unger-043,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 13.04./a8.08./178.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 05, 2019
RPC_II_1944_Vespasianus.jpg
RPC II 1944 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 05, 2019
IMG_4807.jpg
01 Constans13 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Mar 05, 2019
1294c.jpg
sngcop385_var30 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: ...ANTΩNINOC, radiate head right.
Rev: [PEΦ−A−]NE−ΩN, turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field. Object (?) in exergue.
23 mm, 9.76 gms

SNG Cop 385 variant (bust type and object in exergue--?alligator)
Charles MMar 05, 2019
1252c.jpg
sidonbmc2502 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: COLAVR PIA METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, baetyl on draped base.
25 mm, 7.98 gms

BMC 250
Charles MMar 05, 2019
1411_Apollo_quinarius4.jpg
Rome - AR Victoriatus2 views²86 BC
¹81 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
Victory standing right crowning trophy with wreath
M
ROMA
¹Crawf. 373/1 b; BMC 757; King 50; Syd. 609 a
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Naumann
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 04, 2019
283_Ariarathes_V3.jpg
Ariarathes V - AR drachm0 viewsEusebeia
131-130 BC
diademed head right
Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣ[E!]BOYΣ
(AY) left; (ΠAΦI) in the middle; (ΔI) right
ΛΓ - year 33
Simonetta 13 (var)

middle E in EYΣEBOYΣ is missing and year is backwards (ΛΓ instead of usual ΓΛ)
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1319_Bostra3.jpg
Trajan - Bostra1 viewsAR drachm
112 AD
laureate bust right, draped shoulder
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIAN CEB ΓEPM ΔAK
Arabia facing, holding branch and cinnamon sticks, camel halfleft
∆HMAPX__EΞ IϚ YΠAT Ϛ
RIC II 142, Woytek 285b, RSC II 89, BMCRE III 297, SRCV II -
ex Gabinet Numizmatyczny D. Marciniak
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1114_Antandros3.jpg
Antandros - AR diobol0 viewslate 5th century BC
female head right (Artemis Astyrene?)
lion head right within incuse square
ANTAN
Cf. SNG von Aulock 7582 (later type without incuse); SNG München -; SNG Ashmolean -; cf. SNG Tübingen 2555 (same); cf. Klein 298 (same); Traité II -; CNG E-369, lot 113; Gitbud & Naumann 24, lot 170. ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1244.jpg
coelavarb2925_21 viewsElagabalus
Coela, Thrace

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEL MVNI COEL A. Galley prow right, cornucopia above.
16 mm, 3.29 gms

Varbanov 2925
Charles MMar 04, 2019
1048.jpg
coelavarb29251 viewsElagabalus
Coela, Thrace

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEL MVNI COEL A. Galley prow right, cornucopia above.
18 mm, 3.90 gms

Varbanov 2925
Charles MMar 04, 2019
1237.jpg
varb---0 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH CεVH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ). laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPIN/ΘIΩNΔIC/NEΩKO/PΩN. Legend in four lines within laurel wreath.
29 mm, 8.47 gms

Varbanov---, Schonert--- Possibly unpublished type.
Charles MMar 04, 2019
1069.jpg
varb3751 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC. laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPINΘIΩN Δ →IC(NE)ΩKOPΩ/N. Eros riding dolphin right.
18 mm, 3.45 gms

Varbanov 375
Charles MMar 04, 2019
1416_Aurelian_Rome_VII2.jpg
Aurelian - AE Antoninianus0 viewsSiscia
spring 274 AD
Issue 7, Phase 2
radiate and cuirassed bust
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol half-right, head left, raising hand and holding globe, bounded captive in oriental dress at feet to left
SOLI INVICTO
*
VII
LV 8034; RIC1st 257 var.; http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2295

ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1415_Philadelphia,_Cilicia2.jpg
Philadelphia (Cilicia) - AE0 viewsc. 200-268 AD
bust of Minerva or Athena right wearing crested helmet
ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛ_ΦEωΝ
horizontal branch with two grapes
KIH_TωN
SNG Levante 574; SNG Pfalz 998; Lindgren & Kovacs A1571A

ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1413_Cilicia2.jpg
Olba - AE2 viewsAjax (high priestand toparch)
10-15 AD
draped bust of right Ajax high priest wearing pilos (as Hermes); kerykeion over breast
ΑΙΑΝΤΟΣ ΤΕΥΚΡΟΥ
triskeles
AΡΧΙΕΡΕΩΣ / ΤΟΠΑΡΧΟΥ
ET_A
ΚΕΝ_ΝΑΤ / ΛΑΛΑΣΣ
RPC I, 3725; G. M. Staffieri, La monetazione di Olba nella Cilicia Trachea, QT (1978), 12, 7.

ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1410_Pitane2.jpg
Pitane - AE1 views400-200 BC
head of Zeus-Ammon right
pentagram, • in center
Π_I_T_A_N
BMC 171, 5; SNG France 2349; Tuebingen 2495

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
PM_03-44-01,_Moesia,_Viminacium,_081_Herennius_Etruscus,_AE-Sest_,_Q_H_ETR_MES_DEC_CAES,_PM_S_COLVIM,_AN_XII,_Q-001,_1h,_28mm,_15,55g-s~0.jpg
081p Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #0123 views081p Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers: Q H ETR MES DEC CAES, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PM S COLVIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, right hand holding branch and the left hand holding globe.
exergue: -/-//AN XII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 15,55g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 250-251 A.D., ref: Pick-144, PM 03-44-01, Mus-r,
Q-001
quadransMar 04, 2019
PM_03-44-01,_Moesia,_Viminacium,_081_Herennius_Etruscus,_AE-Sest_,_Q_H_ETR_MES_DEC_CAES,_PM_S_COLVIM,_AN_XII,_Q-001,_1h,_28mm,_15,55g-s.jpg
Moesia, Viminacium, 081 Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #0131 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 081 Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers: Q H ETR MES DEC CAES, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PM S COLVIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, right hand holding branch and the left hand holding globe.
exergue: -/-//AN XII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 15,55g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 250-251 A.D., ref: Pick-144, PM 03-44-01, Mus-r,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 04, 2019
1408_Junius_Silanus2.jpg
M. Junius D.f. Silanus - AR Denarius0 viewsRome
²146 BC
¹145 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet, ass head left
X
Dioscuri on horses right holding spears and reins
M·IVNI / ROMA
¹Crawford 220/1, SRCV I 96, Sydenham
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC

ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1405_Ariarathes_X_Artemis2.jpg
Ariarathes X - AE1 viewsEusebeia
42-36 BC
draped bust of Artemis left
stag left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘ
Simonetta 4 (uncertain); HGC 7, 856.

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1403_Keramos2.jpg
Keramos - AE2 viewsc. 400-200 BC
bull right
ΞE
dolphin right
ΔYO
CNG coin ,lot 702; Cf. Lindgren III 1645

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1404_Galatia_Deiotaros2.jpg
Deiotaros - AE1 viewsGalatia, Pessinos?
62-40 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
eagle half-left, head right, standing on thunderbolt
(ΔHITAP)
RBN 1934, pp. 5-10, 2; RPC I p. 536, 2; SNG von Aulock 6100; cf. HGC 7, 444 corr. (image only)
6,8g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1402_Kaunos2.jpg
Kaunos - AE0 views390-290 BC
head of Apollo slightly right
sphinx standing left
Δ _ Γ
Troxell (1979), pg. 261, 30; SNG Keckman 828; Troxell, Carians in Miniature, 30

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1401_Sestos2.jpg
Sestos - AE0 viewsc. 300 BC
female head left wearing sphendone
herm, palm frod left
ΣHΣ / Δ
SNG Copenhagen -; Klein -; cf. BMC 8; Rauch 94, lot 210.

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1400_Salapi2.jpg
Salapia - AE0 viewsc. 275-250 BC
dolphin right
ΔAZANΩI / ΔAMOI
dolphin right
ΣAΛAΠINΩN
HNItaly 689

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1399_Baktria_drachm2.jpg
Baktria - AR drachm0 viewsuncertain mint in Oxus region
305-294 BC
head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl
eagle standing left, head right, grape cluster on vine with leaf above
Roma XIV, 334; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 2A; SNG ANS 14-16; Mitchiner 26c; N&A 52-57

ex Roma numismatics
From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1398_Baktria3.jpg
Baktria - AR tetradrachm2 viewsuncertain mint in Oxus region
295/3-285/3 BC
head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring
monogram
owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; olive sprig and crescent above
AΘE
Roma XIV, 354; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; Mitchiner 13e; N&A 13-15; SNG ANS -; Svoronos pl. 109, 8; Leu 83, 263
17,0g
ex Roma

From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1397_Kition3.jpg
Azbaal - AR stater1 viewsCyprus, Kition
c. 449-425 BC
Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, holding bow in extended left hand and club over shoulder in his right hand
lion attacking stag, crouching right; all within incuse square
lOZBOl
Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
11,1g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1395_Domitia_Kilbianoi2.jpg
Domitia - Kilbianoi Superiores0 views82-96 AD
draped bust right
ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ
facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia, wearing polos and veil
KΙΛΒΙΑΝΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΩ
RPC II 1062; BMC 1-2; Sear GIC 913; Kurth, Kilbiani 303

ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1394_Tranquillina_Samos2.jpg
Tranquillina - Samos1 viewsMay 241 - 244 AD
draped bust right wearing stephane
ΦOVPIA TRA_NKVIΛΛINA CEB
Tyche facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia
CAM_IΩN
SNG Copenhagen 1766; BMC 311; RPC VII 596; SNG Lindgren 599.
4,4g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1393_Julia_Paula2.jpg
Julia Paula - AR Denarius1 viewsRome
220 AD
draped bust right
IVLIA PAVLA AVG
Concordia seated left, holding patera; star to left
CONCORDIA
RIC IV 211 (Elagabalus); Thirion 452; RSC 6a

ex Solidus
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_363a,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLA_AVGVSTA,_CONCORDIA_AVG_G,_p-269,_RSC-1,_BMC-411,_Rome_202_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18-18,5mm,_3,24g-s~0.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #130 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
quadransMar 04, 2019
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_365,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLA_AVGVSTA,_FELIX,_RSC-12,_BMC-418,_S-7066,_Laodiceia,_202-3_AD,_Sc,_Q-001,_0h,_17,8-18,0mm,_3,19g-s.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 365, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor, Scarce! #126 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 365, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor, Scarce! #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
reverse: CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,8-18,0mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 202-203 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-365, p-, RSC-12, Sear-7066,
Q-001
quadransMar 04, 2019
1391_Pletorius2.jpg
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus - AR Denarius0 viewsRome
²58 BC
¹69 BC
draped bust of Proserpina right wearing bag or net decorated with poppy heads; cup behind
jug and torch
M·PLAETORI / CEST·S·C
¹Crawford 405/4a; Babelon Plaetoria 7 var. Sydenham 804.
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Aurea & Calicó, Alba Longa auction 2018
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_367,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLA_AVGVSTA,_PIETAS_AVG_G,_RSC-16,_BMC-422,_S-7072,_Rome_203_AD,_Sc,_Q-001,_0h,_17-19,5mm,_3,39g-s.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 367 (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing right, Scarce, #131 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 367 (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing right, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, hair waved and drawn down on the neck.
reverse: PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing right, holding a child and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 203 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 367 (Caracalla), RSC-16, BMC-422, BMC-422, Sear-7072, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransMar 04, 2019
1388_Dahae2.jpg
Sogdiana - AR Obol1 viewsSamarkand
3rd-5th century AD
head left
archer right holding bow and arrow
Mitch., Central Asia, 16; Mitch. Indo-Greek, 662; Mitch., ATC, 1562
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1387_Argilos2.jpg
Argilos - AR Hemiobol0 viewsc. 495-460 BC
forepart of Pegasos right
quadripartite incuse square
Liampi, Argilos period VI, 122-127; SNG ANS 763; Rosen 116

ex Gorny & Mosch
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1386_Solus2.jpg
Solus - AE Tetras1 viewsc. 400-300 BC
head of Athena half left wearing Corinthian helmet
warrior right, kneeling drawing arrow bow
KPRA - kapara meaning village
Ref: cf. Calciati I pg. 310, 5 (same); SNG ANS 743.

slight tooling
ex Gorny & Mosch
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
8517_8518~0.jpg
Probus, Antoninianus, PROVIDENT AVG, EQVITI Series 3, Ticinum0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
22.0mm 3.30gr 0h
O: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand, shield in left hand. Dots on shield design.
R: PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and a scepter over left arm.
Exergue: Q, left field; (Star), right field; SXXI, below line.
Ticinum Mint, Second officina.
RIC 491.
Aorta: B13, O99, R113, T107, M6.
numiskimel/Anna Kimelova 283371038940
2/14/19 3/4/19
Third EQVITI Series of Ticinum. This is coin two of six.
Nicholas ZMar 04, 2019
8515_8516.jpg
Probus, Antoninianus, COMES AVG, A3 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 282AD
22.0mm 4.40gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS (dot) P (dot) F (dot) AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: COMES AVG; Minerva standing left, holding branch in right hand and spear with shield in left.
Exergue: A, left field.
Lugdunum Mint
Cohen 105 var.; Bastien 375, pl. XLI; RIC 116.
Aorta: 1641: B72, O63, R14, T49, M3.
numiskimel/Anna Kimelova 283371038322
2/14/19 3/4/19
Nicholas ZMar 04, 2019
8517_8518.jpg
Probus, Antoninianus, PROVIDENT AVG, EQVITI Series 3, Ticinum, Q, (Star), SXXI2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
22.0mm 3.30gr 0h
O: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand, shield in left. Dots on shield design.
R: PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and scepter over left arm.
Exergue: Q, left field; (Star), right field; SXXI, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC 491 (Star in right field).
Aorta: B13, O99, R113, T107, M6.
Third EQVITI Series of Ticinum
numiskimel/Anna Kimelova 283371038940
2/14/19 3/4/19
Nicholas ZMar 04, 2019
8522_8523.jpg
Provincial, AE23, Amphipolis, Macedon, ΑΜΦΠΟΛεΙΤΩΝ2 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Amphipolis, Macedon
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
22.8mm 6.43gr 1h
O: ΑνΤ Κ CεΒΙΡΟC (sic); Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
R: ΑΜ-ΦΠΟ-ΛεΙΤΩΝ (sic); Tyche wearing mural crown, seated left, holding patera in outstretched right hand.
Amphipolis, Macedon
Varbanov 3269; Moushmov 6016; BMC 122; Lindren 1010; SNG ANS 197.
VF
Ex: Bertolami Fine Art, Auction 4, Lot 139, 12/5/11.
Agora Auctions Sale 82, Lot 46
2/12/19 3/4/19
Nicholas ZMar 04, 2019
Béla_IV__(1235-1270_AD),_H-294,_C1-229,_U-213,_Q-002,_6h,_15,0mm,_0,96g-s.jpg
H-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #0231 viewsH-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #02
avers: +REX•BELAᵒQVARTVS, Agnus Dei in a circle of dots advancing left with a cross, border of dots.
reverse: •VNGA• RIA•, King enthroned facing, holding orb and scepter, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,96g, axis: 6h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-294, CNH I.-229, Unger-213
Q-002
quadransMar 04, 2019
1385_Eryx2.jpg
Eryx? - AE2 views400-340 BC
head of Tanit left
horse right
Mem
CNS I S.287.22; HGC 30

ex Gorny & Mosch
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1381_Phokis2.jpg
Phokian Confederation - AE Trichalkon0 views351-347 BC
Daulis?
three filleted boukrania
ΦΩ_ΚΕ_ΩΝ
laureate wreath
T
Slg. BCD Lokris - Phokis 328; SNG Copenhagen 125; BCD Lokris 328-31; HGC 5, 1099.
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1380_Tarsus2.jpg
Tarsos - AR Obol2 viewsunder Mazaios
361/0-334 BC
Baal seated left, holding grapes, grain ear, and sceptre
lion attacking stag left
Casabonne Series 1; SNG France 329; SNG Levante 112; Sunrise 64

ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1379_Pherai2.jpg
Alexander (dynast) - Pherai1 viewsAE Chalkous
369-359 BC
forepart of butting bull right
forepart of horse right
AΛEΞAN / ΔPOY
BCD Thessaly II 708.2; HGC 4, 584

ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1378_Kos2.jpg
Kos - AR Obol1 views500-480 BC
crab
quadripartite incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 615-6 (diobols); HGC 6, 1297; BMC 5; SNG Kayhan 903.

ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1376_Alexander_Severus_Caesarea2.jpg
Alexander Severus - Caesarea0 views224-225 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; countermark - radiate head of Helios-Genius Argaeei
AV K CEOV__AΛEΞAN
Mount Argaeus agalma, wreath above
(MH)TPO__KAIC / ET Δ
Volume VI, № 6784, S 555; SM 556b corr.; countermark: GIC 12
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1375_Claudius_Patrae2.jpg
Claudius - Patrae0 viewsAE As
41-54 AD
bare head left
TI·CLAVDIVS·CAESAR·AVG·GERM
aquila on thunderbolt right, signum on each side
COL·_·A·A·_PATR / X_XII
RPC 1256; BCD Peloponnesos 546.1
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1291_Augustus2.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Asia ?1 viewsAE as
27-23 BC
head right
CAESAR
legend within laureate wreath
AVGVSTVS
RPC I 2235/RPC I 4100?, McAlee 190, RIC I 486, SNG Cop 143, Cohen I 34
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
László_I__(1077-1095_AD),_CÁC_I__10_01_-b4f1_01_-24_,_H-021,_C1-025,_U-015,_Q-001,_2h,_15,5-16mm,_0,53g-s.jpg
10.01. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.01./b4f1.01./24., H-021, CNH I.-025, U-015, #0140 views10.01. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.01./b4f1.01./24., H-021, CNH I.-025, U-015, #01
avers: +LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Cross in the circle of dots with wedges in the angles, the border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle of dots with wedges in the angles; border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-16,0mm, weight: 0,53 g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-021, CNH I.-025, Unger-015,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.01./b4f1.01./24.,
Q-001
quadransMar 04, 2019
1290_Septimius_Severus_Nikopolis2.jpg
Septimius Severus - Nicopolis ad Istrum1 views193-211 AD
laureate head right
AV KAI CE·_CEVHPOC
Nike left leaning on short column, holding wreath and palm frond
NIKOΠOΛIT_ΩN__ΠPOC IC
AMNG I/1, 1370/1371 (obv. of 1370/rev. of 1371); H&J, Nikopolis 8.14.9.20; Varbanov 2526 var. (obv. legend)
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1274_Philip_II_Deultum2.jpg
Philip II - Deultum3 views244-247 AD
laureate head right
M IVL PH_ILIPPVS CAE
lion right
C F
P D
Draganov 1931 (O175/R663); Youroukova 508; Varbanov 3129
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex CNG
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1270_Antoninus_Pius_Laodicea2.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Laodikeia ad Lycus, Phrygia1 views138-161 AD
laureate head right
AV KAI TI AI AΔP__ANTΩNEINOC
wreath
(ΠΟ) / ΑΙΛΙΟС / ΔΙΟΝVСΙΟС / ΛΑΟΔΙ / ΚЄΩΝ
RPC IV online 2084; BMC 202-3.

ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1268_Nero_Hypaepa2.jpg
Nero - Hypaepa1 viewsGauis Julius Hegesippos, grammateus
66-68 AD
laureate head right
NEPΩN__KAIΣAP
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter
VΠA / IOV_ΓP // HΓHCIΠΠ / OC
RPC I 2546; BMC 20; SNG Copenhagen 190; SNG München 2
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1172_Nero_Acmoneia2.jpg
Nero - Acmoneia1 viewsL. Servinius Capito, magistrate, and his wife, Iulia Severa
c. 65 AD
laureate bust right wearing aegis, crescent above, winged caduceus below; countermark: Asklepios standing right, holding serpent-encircled staff
NEPWNA CEBACTON AKMONEIC
Zeus seated left, holding phiale and long scepter; owl below
CEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOC KAI IOYΛIAC CEOYHPAC
EPI AΠX TO Γ
BMC Phrygia 43, SNG Cop 29, RPC I 3176; c/m: Howgego 241 (12 pcs)
4,4g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1234_Apollonia_Pontika2.jpg
Apollonia Pontica - AR Drachm2 viewsc. 450-404 BC
facing head of Medusa
anchor flukes up; crayfish right
A
SNG Cop 456; SNG BM 160, SNG Stancomb 37
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1267_Claudius_Agrippina_II_Ephesos2.jpg
Claudius and Agrippina II - Ephesos1 viewsKousinios magistrate
c. 49-50 AD
conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right
stag right
KOVΣI / NIOΣ
(TO) _ / Δ
EΦE
RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia p. 73, 205; Weber 2875; SNG München -; SNGvA -,
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1087_Vespasian__Alexandria2.jpg
Vespasian - Alexandria1 viewsAE diobol
29 Aug 72 - 28 Aug 73 AD
laureate head right
AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY
Falcon standing right
L E
Geißen: 295, Dattari: 415
5,0g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
975_Assos.jpg
Assos - AR obol1 viewsc. 479-450 BC
gryffin right
lion head right
BMC Troas p. 36, 3; Weber 5318; SGCV II 4044; Klein - ; Rosen -; SNGvA -; SNG Cop -,
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
679_Alexander_III_Pella3.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm2 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSELMar 04, 2019
602_Marcianopolis2.jpg
Caracalla - Marcianopolis1 viewsassarion?
211-217 AD
laureate head right
AVT K M AVPHΛ_ANTΩNINOC
winged Thanatos or Eros right leaning on torch set on decorated altar
MAPKIANOΠO_ΛITΩN
AMNG I/1, 633 var. (has AV KM); Varbanov (engl.) 901 var. (=AMNG 633); Jochen's addenda #327
2,71g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
445_Constantius_II.jpg
Constantius II - AE 22 viewsConstantinopolis
15.3.351 - 6.11.355 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
soldier spearing falling horseman (phrygian helmet)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
·S· / *
CONSA
Constantinople 116
3,39g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
443_Constantius_II_Heraclea.jpg
Constantius II - AE 31 viewsHeraclea
IX 337 - spring 340 AD
pearl-rosette-diademed head right
CONSTAN_TIVS AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
SMHA
RIC VIII Heraclea 22
1,86g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
436_Kyme.jpg
Kyme - AR hemiobol1 views480-450 BC
head of eagle left
KY
quadripartite incuse square
SNG Cop 31; Klein 333.
0,42g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
200_Constantius_SisA.jpg
Constantius II - AE 33 viewsSiscia
6.11.355 - summer 361 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
soldier spearing falling horseman (phrygian helmet)
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
M
ΓSIS Z retrograde
Siscia 369
2,41g
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
182_Valens_TES.jpg
Valens - AE 31 viewsThessalonica
24.8.367 - 17.11.375 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
* _ * above B
TES
RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii
2,62 g 18-17 mm
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
164_Constans_GSISu.jpg
Constans - AE 31 viewsSiscia
346-348 AD
laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard (XP)
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
ΓSIS dot in crescent
RIC VIII Siscia 100
1,55 g 16,5-16 mm
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
17_Constantius_II_siliqua.jpg
Constantius II - AR siliqua2 viewsThessalnica
351-355 AD
pearl-diademed head right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOTIS / X X X / MVLTIS / XXXX
TES
RIC 163; C. 341
2,8g 21-20mm
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELMar 04, 2019
1241_P_Hadrian_RPC6160_1.jpg
6160 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Two canopi on Eagle2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6160.2. Dattari-Savio Pl. 78, 1663 (this coin); Emmett 936.21

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. Κ Α L
Two canopi on eagle standing facing, with outstretched wings

20.27 gr
33 mm
12h
okidokiMar 04, 2019
1240_P_Hadrian_RPC5849_4.jpg
5849 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 132-33 AD Zeus Ammon standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5849.4; Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 7820 (this coin); Emmett 1110.17

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

Rev. L ΙΖ
Ammon standing facing, head l., holding atef crown and sceptre; to l., ram

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiMar 04, 2019
Sear-2177.jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2177; DOC IV Type A, 3; Lianta 346-50)8 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds hilt of sword (or cross)
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄC, IC XC in upper and right field. Full-length figure of ruler on left, crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled chlamys; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds anexikakia. Christ holds Gospel in left hand.
Dim: 30 mm, 2.58 g
Quant.GeekMar 04, 2019
Sear-2167.jpg
Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2167; DOC IV Type F, 1227-28)8 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds hilt of sword; left hand holds sheath, horizontally across knees
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔЄC; MP - ΘV in upper and right field; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft, at the base of which, a small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger, Manus Dei in upper left field
Dim: 33 mm, 3.11 g
Quant.GeekMar 04, 2019
Sear-96.jpg
Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, IY 4 (Sear 96; DOC 41)4 viewsObv: D И IVSTINVS PP AVG; Bust of Emperor facing right, diademed in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large M, K - Y across field, cross above; INςΔ in exergue
Dim: 34 mm, 16.26 g.
Quant.GeekMar 04, 2019
MISC_Russia_Mikhail_Fyodorovich_kopek_3.jpg
Russia. Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov (1613-1645)0 viewsGrishin-Kleishnikov __ (Knight die 8 or 11 or 13-21 or 23 or 26-38, text die __), Group I

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, struck 1616-16__. .48 g., 13.20 mm. max., 0

Obv: Horse rider with spear, °/m (= moneyer's mark) below.

Rev: Cyrillic legend in five lines, roughly: ~ ЦРЬIBE ЛIKIИKHS МИХЯIЛO ФEДОPOB / I ЧЬ BCEѦ / PW CIИ (Czar and Grand Prince Mikhail Fyodorovich of all Russia).
StkpMar 04, 2019
1255c.jpg
bmc14_41 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANT..., radiate head right.
Rev: KAP..., Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
14 mm, 3.23 gms

BMC 14
Charles MMar 03, 2019
1262.jpg
prieur256_31 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M [A ANTWNεINOC] CεB, laureate head left, legend begins at upper right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠA[TOC TOB], Eagle to front, head and tail right, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
25 mm, 13.50 gms

Prieur 256, McAlee 770 Note: Appears to have little if any silver content.
Charles MMar 03, 2019
1231c.jpg
bmc1953 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
26 mm, 13.00 gms


BMC 195
1 commentsCharles MMar 03, 2019
2_1.jpg
Alexander III the Great Bronze Coin (336 B.C. - 323 B.C) four chalkoi (hemiobol)2 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver and bow below.
Mint: Macedon.
Reference: Price 269.
Weight: 4,85g (four chalkoi (hemiobol))
Size: 17mm
PavlosMar 03, 2019
1239_P_Hadrian_RPC5958.jpg
5958 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5958; Dattari 1623; Emmett 919.19

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Asclepius standing facing, head left, holding short serpent-staff

25.19 gr
33 mm
12h
okidokiMar 03, 2019
lothaire1-denier-leg-ch.JPG
D.1176 Lothar I (denier)2 viewsLothar I, Holy Roman emperor (840-855), king of Middle Francia (843-855) and Italy (818-855)
"Temple" denier (unknown mint, 84-855)

Silver, 1.09 g, 17-20 mm diameter, die axis 12 h

O/ +HLOTΛPIVS ΛGVS; cross pattée with 4 pellets
R/ +XPISTIANA RELIGIO; temple

Lothar I re-used the temple type, which had been made popular by his father Louis the Pious. However, it was minted by Lothar in much smaller quantities.
DrogerMar 03, 2019
1260c.jpg
hj6.26.13.010 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANO-ΠOΛITΩN, Artemis advancing right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with right hand. Γ in left field.
21 mm, 6.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.13.1
Charles MMar 03, 2019
1238_P_Hadrian_RPC5544_3.jpg
5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

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

Rev. ΕΤ Θ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidokiMar 03, 2019
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hhj8.26.08.031 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠA NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Dionysos nude, wearing boots, standing left, pouring wine from kantharos in right hand, left hand resting on ribboned thyrsos.
28 mm, 13.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.3
Charles MMar 03, 2019
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5206 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Isis5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5206.3; Emmett 866.4; Kampmann & Ganschow 32.116.;Köln--; Milne 937; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1396 (this coin).

Issue L Δ = year 4

Obv. AΥT KAI TΡAI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L-Δ
Draped bust of Isis, crowned with taenia, disc and horns, right

13.89 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiMar 03, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.139 under Antoninus Pius2 viewsObverse: DIVVS HADRIANVS AVG. Bare head of Hadrian facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing on globe, head turned left.
RIC II : 389b
VERY RARE
2 comments*AlexMar 03, 2019
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Roman Empire, GALERIUS. Commemorative AE Follis of Siscia. Struck A.D.312 under Licinius1 viewsObverse: DIVO GAL VAL MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: FORTI FORTVNAE. Fortuna standing facing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel behind at her feet; in right field, star on crescent over B; in exergue, SIS.
Weight: 4.75gms
RIC VI : 226
RARE
1 comments*AlexMar 03, 2019
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Roman Empire, GALERIUS. Commemorative AE Follis of Thessalonica. Struck A.D.311 under Licinius0 viewsObverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: MEM DIVI MAXIMIANI. Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors; in right field, A; in exergue, •SM•TS•.
RIC VI : 48
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexMar 03, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA II (JUNIOR). Commemorative denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius1 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Peacock standing facing right.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2grms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 744

Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
1 comments*AlexMar 03, 2019
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Philip Arab3 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated l., holding Victory and spear at her side shield, without altar!
RIC 65(v), 3,273g , Rom R+
PriscusMar 03, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-152, CNH I.-145, U-072, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-152, CNH I.-145, U-072, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, lines connecting the crosses; border of dots.
reverse: Dot amongst four wedges and four dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,8 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-152, CNH I.-145, Unger-072,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 03, 2019
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CÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #01
avers: Three crescents of dots containing crosses, dot in the center; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with lines in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 0,31g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-091, CNH I.-075, Unger-040,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11.,
Q-001
The reverse is overstruck the earlier used avers version.
1 commentsquadransMar 03, 2019
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Augustus AE24 of Ivlia Tradvcta (Algeciras, Spain)22 viewsAugustus AE24 of Julia Traducta, Spain.

Obv. PERM CAES AVG, bare head left
Rev. IVLIA TRAD in two lines within wreath.
Cohen 151

Weight: 12g
Diameter: 23mm
Sergio OrataMar 03, 2019
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Lesbos2 views550-480 B.C.
Billon 1/12th Stater
1.09 gm, 9.6 mm
Obverse: Confronted boar heads, initials above
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
HGC 6, 1069 (1/12th Stater);
Rosen 544 (billion);
Sear 3488; (1/10th Stater);
BMC 17, p.151, 15 (billion)
JaimelaiMar 03, 2019
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hj6.26.04.xx0 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ [CEPΓ TITIA]NOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Athena standing left, right hand on shield at feet, spear in left hand.
26 mm, 9.97 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.4.xx (this obverse legend not in Hristova-Jekov)
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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hhj8.26.36.041 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦO-V NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO, in left field, CIC/TP/ON. Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm, patera in right hand.
28 mm, 13.96 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.36.4
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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hhj8.26.46.010 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT M] AVP ANTΩ[NINOC], laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOC ICT, in left field, P, in right field, O/N. City gate closed, flanked by two towers, quadriga over central building.
27 mm, 10.70 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.1
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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rsc125_20 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P COS P P, Roma seated left, holding victory and scepter, shield on ground by her side.
21 mm, 5.63 gms

RSC 125, RIC 1
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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varb4444_var40 views9 views
Elagabalus
Thessalonica, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘεΣΣAΛONIKεΩN, Nike advancing left holding small Kabeiros and palm.
26 mm 10.38 gms

Varbanov 4444 variant (bust style), Touratsoglou 111
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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hj6.26.38.080 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
27 mm, 11.47 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.8
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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asmcalee779c20 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AV. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
20 mm, 3.42 gms

McAlee 779(c)
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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asmcalee782a12 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. M. AVP ANTΩNINO-C, laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
20 mm, 6.32 gms.

McAlee 782(a)
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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Russia. Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov (1613-1645) 0 viewsGrishin-Kleishnikov __ (Knight die 10 or 12, text die __), Group I

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, struck 1617 or 1618. .53 g., 13.64 mm. max., 180

Obv: Horse rider with spear, m (= moneyer's mark) below.

Rev: Cyrillic legend in five or six lines, roughly: ~ / ЦРЬIBE / ЛIKIИKHS / МИХЯIЛO / ФEДОPOBIЧЬ BCEѦ PW CIИ (Czar and Grand Prince Mikhail Fyodorovich of all Russia).
StkpMar 02, 2019
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4 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
2 commentspaul1888Mar 02, 2019
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5 viewsSouthern Lucania, Metapontion, c. 540-510 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 7.97g, 12h). Barley ear. R/ Incuse barley ear. HNItaly 1479; SNG ANS 209-16.2 commentspaul1888Mar 02, 2019
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S.862 Eanred (Brother)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Brother
1.12 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 11h

O/ +EANRED REX
R/ +BRODR
Motif: 1b/1

Brother was the second most prolific moneyer. He struck for kings Eanred, Aethelred II and Redwulf.
DrogerMar 02, 2019
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S.862 Eanred (Odilo)1 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Odilo
0.93 g, 11-12 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +EANRED X (retrograd)
R/ +ODILO
Motif: 1/1

Odilo is a scare moneyer, who struck for kings Eanred and Aethelred II.
DrogerMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Quadrans (Crawford 39)0 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BCE.
AE Struck Quadrans (38.77g; 31mm).
Uncertain Italian Mint.

Obverse: Youthful head of Hercules in boarskin headdress, facing right; three pellets (mark of value=3 unciae) behind.

Reverse: Bull leaping right, snake below; three pellets (mark of value = 3 unciae) above; ROMA below.

Reference: Crawford 39/2; Sydenham 94; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 116.

Provenance: Ex SKA/Credit Suisse (Bern) 7 (27-29 Apr 1987), Lot 656; Dr. Busso Peus Auction 300 (28 Oct 1980), Lot 206.

This coin is part of a short-lived, semi-libral series, struck collateral to the standard prow types (Crawford 38) in 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ½ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. The Series 39 types and their relationship to contemporaneous Second Punic War events are interesting to ponder. Hercules is an important figure, appearing on two of the 10 available sides of the series. Likely this is a paradigm of Roman strength and heroism during the War. While Crawford attributes this series to the Rome mint, I believe the types and fabric of the coins are inconsistent with the contemporaneous, Crawford 38 prow types which are also attributed to Rome.

Frequent visitors to my gallery may notice that this coin is a duplicate of a coin already in my collection. Indeed, I recently chose to upgrade my original specimen (viewable here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143993 ) with this companion. The type is difficult to find as well preserved as this specimen, so when I saw this coin, I snatched it up. For now, I’ll keep them both. The pair illustrates the general fabric of this series – well made, conical flans, likely produced in open moulds; flat fields (struck from flat-planed dies); and generally low relief.

CarausiusMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Valerius Acisculus, AR Denarius - Crawford 474/1b4 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.17g; 21mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Filleted head of Apollo facing right; star above; pick-axe and ACISCVLVS behind; all within a wreath border.

Reverse: Europa riding bull to right with billowing veil; L VALERIVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 474/1b; HCRI 90a; Sydenham 998a; BMCRR 4102; Sear RCV I 469/2 (this coin illustrated); Banti 35/2 (this coin illustrated); Valeria 16.

Provenance: Ex Student and his Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (2015) Lot 442]; Credit de la Bourse (1995) Lot 1146; Munzen und Medaillen Liste 412 (1979), Lot 43; E.J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 2800].

L. Valerius Acisculus issued an interesting series of types in 45 BCE. Not much is known about the moneyer except that he was also a Tribune of the Plebs. The pick-axe on obverse of these types is a punning allusion to the moneyer’s name, as the Latin word for pick-axe is “acisculus”. Scholars have long debated the meanings of the other devices, some going to great lengths to argue connections to the moneyer’s family. However, more recently, Crawford and Sear both concluded that the types, including the laurel wreath border on the obverse of this coin, likely allude to Julius Caesar’s military successes against Pompey and in the East.
2 commentsCarausiusMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Valerius Acisculus, AR Denarius - Crawford 474/50 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.17g; 22mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Radiate, draped head of Sol facing right; pick-axe and ACISCVLVS behind

Reverse: Luna in biga galloping right; L. VALERIVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 474/5; HCRI 94; Sydenham 1002; BMCRR 4110; FFC 1171 (this coin illustrated); Valeria 20.

Provenance: Ex Jose Fernandez Molina Collection [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 716]; NAC 18 (29 Mar 2000) Lot 337.

L. Valerius Acisculus issued an interesting series of types in 45 BCE. Not much is known about the moneyer except that he was also a Tribune of the Plebs. The pick-axe on obverse of these types is a punning allusion to the moneyer’s name, as the Latin word for pick-axe is “acisculus”. Scholars have long debated the meanings of the other devices, some going to great lengths to argue connections to the moneyer’s family. However, more recently, Crawford and Sear both concluded that the types likely allude to Julius Caesar’s military successes against Pompey and in the East. The obverse of this coin, in particular, is likely a nod to Caesar's eastern victories, with Sol's cult having a strong eastern following.

CarausiusMar 02, 2019
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RIC.26a2 Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)3 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Arles mint)

bronze, 21 mm diameter, 5.04 g, die axis: 1 h

A/ D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / SCON in exergue, C in the field; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand

RIC.IX 26.a.2(C)
Ferrando II 1670 (C4)
DrogerMar 02, 2019
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S.1182 Edward the Confessor (hammer cross penny, York)2 viewsEdward the Confessor, king of England (1042-1066)
Hammer cross penny (moneyer: Thorr, mint: York, 1059-1062)

A/ +EΛDPΛRD-DRE; crowned, bearded bust right, scepter before
R/ +DORR ON EOFRPICE (barred D); hammer cross, annulet in one quarter

silver, 1.40 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 6h



DrogerMar 02, 2019
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA d 3 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
VICT GERMANICA
La Victoire debout à gauche, tenant une couronne et une palme
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 387a
Göbl 891i
Eauze 1509
Elmer 89
PYLMar 02, 2019
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Commodus, denarius4 viewsCommodus, denarius.
Rome mint, 191-192 A.D.
2,60 g. 17 mm.
Obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress.
Rev. HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RIC 251.
1 commentsMarsmanMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMINUS II as AUGUSTUS. AE Follis of Nicomedia. Struck c.A.D.3120 viewsObverse: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Maximinus facing right.
Reverse: HERCVLI VICTORI. Hercules standing facing right, his right hand on his hip, his left hand holding lionskin and resting on club; in left field, A with star above; in exergue, SMN.
Weight 5.7gms
RIC VI : 75
*AlexMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I0 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
*AlexMar 02, 2019
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Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I. DIVA MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome0 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
*AlexMar 02, 2019
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Roman Empire, MARCUS AURELIUS. Commemorative AR denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.180 under Commodus1 viewsObverse: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle facing left, head turned right, standing on bar.
RIC III : 266
Ex Harlan J Berk. Ex D. Clark Collection. This coin is featured on Wildwinds.
SCARCE
1 comments*AlexMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS I, AE3 of Arelate. Struck A.D.311 viewsObverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG. Jupiter seated facing left on eagle with wings open standing facing right; Jupiter, looking back. holds sceptre in his left hand and a thunderbolt in his right; in exergue, PARL.
Weight 2.9gms.
RIC VII : 196
VERY RARE
*AlexMar 02, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS II as CAESAR. AE3 of Rome. Struck A.D.3204 viewsObverse: LICINIVS IVN NOB C. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius II facing right.
Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE. Roma seated facing right, inscribing XV on shield set on her knees: in left field, P; in right field, R; in exergue, RT.
RIC VII : 154 | VM : 9
VERY RARE
1 comments*AlexMar 02, 2019
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Claudius I. As Constantiae Avgvsti2 viewsClaudius I AE As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP PP, bare head left
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia standing left leaning on scepter.
RIC 111, Cohen 14.

Weigth: 10.8g.
Diameter: 26mm.
Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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Claudius I. As Libertas Avgvsta1 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP PP, bare head left
Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand.
RIC 113, Cohen 47, BMC 145.

Weigth: 11.5g.
Diameter: 26mm.

Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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Claudius I. As Minerva. Spanish imitation1 viewsClaudius I AE As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
Rev: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Imitation minted in Hispania (AD 41 - 50)

Weigth: 13.4g.
Diameter: 25mm.
Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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Claudius I. As Minerva. Spanish imitation1 viewsClaudius I AE As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
Rev: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Imitation minted in Hispania (AD 41 - 50)

Weigth: 6.2g.
Diameter: 23mm.
Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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Claudius I. As Minerva. Spanish imitation1 viewsClaudius I AE As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
Rev: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Imitation minted in Hispania (AD 41 - 50)

Weigth: 10.2g.
Diameter: 28mm.
Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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Caligula AE Quadrans RCC2 viewsObv. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG, pileus between S-C.
PONT M TR P III PP COS DES III around RCC (remisa ducentesima). Celebrating tax cuts.

Weight: 3.2g
Diameter: 18mm.
Sergio OrataMar 02, 2019
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hj6.26.36.32_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANO-ΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopia
20 mm, 4.73 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.32
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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hj6.26.20.010 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
28 mm, 12.33 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.1
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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varb1773_20 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder.
26 mm, 10.62 gms

Varbanov 1773
Charles MMar 02, 2019
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS, Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-1966 DOC IV -13c 17 viewsOBV Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type ; holds in right hand labarum-scepter, and inl. Gl cr.Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 31mm

Weight 4.63gm

A nearly perfect strike and that is exceptional. If you notice Christs head you will see the nimbus dots ever so slightly out of alignment. The dies were fresh when struck. Truly Exceptional.
1 commentsSimonMar 01, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #135 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #1
avers: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:15,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 194 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 536D, RSC 194, BMCRE 49, Sear 6608,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMar 01, 2019
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 4)37 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorate with three crescents TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 67; BMC 17
Purchased from Romanrum.com
March 1, 2019
3 commentsorfewMar 01, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #333 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, at feet, left, a peacock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,7-18,5mm, weight: 3,42g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 559, p-168, RSC 082, BMC 038, Sear 6588,
Q-003
2 commentsquadransMar 01, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #335 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, raising both hands at the garlanded altar.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,39g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 203 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 574, p-170, RSC-156, BMC-69, Sear-6601,
Q-003
2 commentsquadransMar 01, 2019
László_I__(1077-1095_AD),_CÁC_I__10_03_-b1_02_-07,_H-023,_C1-027,_U-019,_Q-002,_5h,_17mm,_0,54g-s.jpg
10.03. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.03./b1.02./11., H-023, CNH I.-027, U-019, #0241 views10.03. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.03./b1.02./11., H-023, CNH I.-027, U-019, #02
slightly circled !
avers: +LADIꙄLAVꙄ RE, Crowned bust facing in a circle of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-023, CNH I.-027, Unger-019,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.03./b1.02./11.,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransMar 01, 2019
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hhj8.26.06.011 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟVΦ ΟV ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡOC ΙC → TPΩ. Serapis wearing kalanthos with crossed legs standing left holding scepter transversely in left arm and raising right hand in greeting.
27 mm, 11.56 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.1
Charles MMar 01, 2019
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hhj8.26.22.180 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Glykonin 4 elaborate coils, head right.
21 mm, 5.44 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.18
Charles MFeb 28, 2019
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varb17821 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, in left field, PΩ, in right field, N. Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
17 mm, 4.11 gms

Varbanov 1782 (Different arrangement of reverse lettering.)
Charles MFeb 28, 2019
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hj6.26.01.06_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, eagle standing facing, head and tail left, wreath in beak.
25 mm, 9.95 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.6
Charles MFeb 28, 2019
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ric2842 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIF. MAX. TR. P. COS. P., S.C. in exergue, Roma seated left, in right hand, Victory, and holding scepter in left hand, shield on ground by her side.
31 mm, 27.69 gms

RIC 284
Charles MFeb 28, 2019
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rsc1510 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P III COS III P P, Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne holding Victory and sceptre, eagle at feet
18 mm, 3.29 gms

RSC 151, RIC 27
Charles MFeb 28, 2019
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Akarnania Argos Amphilochikon AR Stater circa 330-280 BC 21mm 7.28g 12h2 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left,with shield with strap behind.Overstruck,and graffiti on obverse.Grant HFeb 28, 2019
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 21mm 8.73g 7h BMC 90.6 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena to right,behind neck A,behind head grape vine with bunch of grapes over the mouth of a tall amphora on a stand.very rare with the longer ethnic on the obverse1 commentsGrant HFeb 28, 2019
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RIC.158 Augustus (AE, Nimes dupondius)4 viewsAugusutus, emperor (-27/14)
AE: Nimes dupondius (-8/-3, Nimes mint)

bronze, 20mm diameter, 12.74 g, die axis: 1h

A/ IMP / DIVI F above and below heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right), back to back, that of Agrippa wearing rostral crown and that of Augustus is oak-wreathed
R/ COL / ENM to left and right of a chained crocodile and a palm tree
1 commentsDrogerFeb 28, 2019
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S.1257 William I the Conqueror (PAXS penny, London)6 viewsWilliam I the Conqueror, king of England (1066-1087)
PAXS penny (moneyer: Alfred, mint: London, 1083-1086?)

A/ +PILLELM RE; crowned bust facing, sceptre to right; clasp on shoulder
R/ +IELFRE ON LVNDN; cross with the letters PAXS in circles in the angles

silver, 1.40 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 6h

This type may have been struck by William II, son of William I.


2 commentsDrogerFeb 28, 2019
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna11 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III, in Ex.FORT RED
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidokiFeb 28, 2019
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 351.var., Laodicea, AR-Denarius,SECVRI T ORBIS, Securitas seated left, #1 57 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 351.var., Laodicea, AR-Denarius,SECVRI T ORBIS, Securitas seated left, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Youthful bust of Caracalla laureate, draped to right seen from behind.
reverse: SECVRI T ORBIS, Securitas seated left, holding scepter in right hand, head resting on left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 11h,
mint: Laodiceia, date: 200-201 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 351.var., RSC 573a, BMCRE 703, SEV 400(Barry P. Murphy),
Q-001
quadransFeb 28, 2019
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 335, Laodiceia, AR-Denarius, IVSTITIA, Justitia seated left, #130 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 335, Laodiceia, AR-Denarius, IVSTITIA, Justitia seated left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR ANTON AVG P TR P, Youthful, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: IVSTITIA, Justitia seated left, holding globe and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,48g, axis: 11h,
mint: Laodiceia, date: 198 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 335, RSC 113, BMCRE 637,
Q-001
quadransFeb 28, 2019
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 28, 2019
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22012 Salonina/Juno1 viewsSalonina/Juno
Obv:SALONINA AVG,
Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent
Rev: IVNO REGINA,
Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, at foot, peacock, star in left field
Mint: Antioch 22.3mm 4.6g
RIC 92, Göbl 1619f, Sear 10641
Blayne WFeb 28, 2019
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22014 Gratian/Reparatio1 viewsGratian/Reparatio
Obv:DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB,
Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left.
?CON in Exergue 23.0mm 5.1g
RIC IX Arles 20a
Blayne WFeb 28, 2019
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22015 Constantius II/Fallen Horseman5 viewsConstantius II/Fallen Horseman
Obv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG,
rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO,
soldier spearing fallen horseman who is reaching upwards, SM? in exergue
Mint: Cyzikus 16mm 2.5g
RIC VIII Cyzikus 105/111 var, rated scarce.
Blayne WFeb 28, 2019
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22020 Constantius II/ Gloria Exercitvs 3 viewsConstantius II/ Gloria Exercitvs
Obv: CONSTAN-TIVS AVG
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner, 3 badges with dots.
Mint:Antioch 14.4mm 1.7g
SMANH in Exergue
RIC VIII Antioch 44
Has what I believe is a die clash showing on the obverse
Blayne WFeb 28, 2019
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Maxentius Follis1 viewsMaxentius. 306-312 AD. Æ Follis. Struck 309 AD. Ostia mint.
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / AETE-RNITAS A-VGN, Castor and Pollux standing facing
each other, each leaning on sceptre with outer left arm and holding bridled horse with inner arm; MOST.

RIC VI 14.
TanitFeb 28, 2019
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5628 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-26 AD Jug13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5628; Emmett 1207.10; Dattari 1977;

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

Obv.
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. L ΔΕ
Jug

2.55 gr
16 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 28, 2019
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Severus Alexander Sestertius1 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ae Sestertius
223 AD
Mint Rome
Obverse IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse PONTIF MAX TR P II COS P P S C - Securitas enthroned left, at ease, her hd. propped on l. hand, holding sceptre in r. , lighted altar at feet.

RIC IV 407
TanitFeb 28, 2019
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Elagabalus Sestertius5 viewsELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. Æ Sestertius
Struck 219 AD.

Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. VICTORIA ANTONINI AVG SC, Victory walking right, carrying wreath and palm.

RIC IV 377
1 commentsTanitFeb 28, 2019
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33008 Valens/Gloria Romanorvm1 viewsValens/Gloria Romanorvm 33008
Obv: DN VALEN-S PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM,
Emperor walking right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
Star in left field, star over A in right field.
TES in Exergue
Mint:Thessalonica 18.1mm 2.3g
RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii.
Blayne WFeb 27, 2019
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33010 CONSTANTIUS II/Fel Temp2 viewsCONSTANTIUS II/Fel Temp 33010
Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG,
pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev:FEL TEMP REPARATIO,
soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman;
ASIRM• in Exergue
Mint:Sirmium 18.5mm 1.9g
RIC VIII Sirmium 52/69
Blayne WFeb 27, 2019
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33012 Valentinian/Victory2 viewsValentinian I/Victory 33012
Obv: VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG
Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
(dot) (delta) SISC in Exergue
Mint: Siscia 17.9mm 2.1g
RIC IX Siscia 7a, type ii-b; Sear 19506
Blayne WFeb 27, 2019
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Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodiaFeb 27, 2019
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221093 viewsMaximianus/Concordia
Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS 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.
K delta in lower centre.
Mint: Cyzicus 19mm 3.83g
RIC VI Cyzicus 16B.
Ex Frascatius
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 27, 2019
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22110 Constantine/Campgate2 viewsConstantine I/Campgate
Obv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Pearl-diademed head right
Rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, 5 Rows
SMNS in exergue
Mint:Nicomedia 19.7mm 2.89g
AE3, 328-329, Nicomedia, Officina 6
RIC VII, 153
Ex Frascatius
Blayne WFeb 27, 2019
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22112 Claudius/Minerva5 viewsClaudius/Minerva
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP,
bare head left.
Rev: S-C across fields,
Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
Mint: Rome 26.6mm 10.21g
RIC I 100; BMCRE 149; Cohen 84.
Ex Frascatius
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 27, 2019
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22113 Valerian/Victory6 viewsValerian/Victory
Obv: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG
Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, right
Rev: VICT PART
Victory, winged, draped, standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand; at her feet, captive
Mint: Viminacium 19.9mm 2.16g
RIC V Valerian 262 Sear 9982
Ex Frascatius
Thanks to Curtisclay for helping correct the mint.
Blayne WFeb 27, 2019
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AE As, RIC 3, p.345, 1639 - Faustina II, Fecunditas8 viewsFaustina II,
As
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: FECVNDITAS / S – C, Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter in right hand, infant in left hand
11.98g, 23x26mm
Ref.: Cohen 101, RIC 1639
This coin was found in 1987 at the Viehmarktplatz, close to the St. Antoninus Church in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).
2 commentsshanxiFeb 27, 2019
Peter_(1038-1041,_1044-1046_AD),_CÁC_I__2_2_2_,_H-006,_C1-008,_U-002,_Q-001,_4h,_16,5-17,0mm,_0,51g-s.jpg
02.2.2. Orseolo Péter, King of Hungary, (1038-1041,1044-1046 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 02.2v.2., H-006, U-002, CNH I.-008, #141 views02.2.2. Orseolo Péter, King of Hungary, (1038-1041,1044-1046 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 02.2v.2., H-006, U-002, CNH I.-008, #1
avers: + PETRV•S REX, Cross in the circle of dots with wedges in the angles, the border of dots. (dot (•) in the legend, variation !)
reverse: + PANNONIA, Cross in the circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 0,51g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-006, Unger-002, CNH I.-008,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 02.2v.2.,(dot (•) in the avers legend, variation !)
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 27, 2019
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE28, VΠΚVΝΤΙΛΙΑΝΟV 0 viewsAE28
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Julia Domna
Born circa 170 - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
&
Caracalla
Caesar: 197 - 198AD
Augustus: 198 - 209AD, with Septimius Severus; 209 - 2/4/211, with Septimius Severus and Geta; 2/4/211 - 12/26/211, with Geta; 12/26/211 - 217, sole reign.
Issued: 211 - 217AD
28.0mm 11.91gr 7h
O: ANTΩΝΙΝΟC AVΓΟVCTOC IOVΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ; Confronted busts of Caracalla, left, facing right, cuirassed and Julia Domna, right, facing left, draped.
R: VΠΚVΝΤΙΛΙΑΝΟV ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Homonoia, standing left, modius on head, sacrificing over altar, patera in right hand, cornucopia and drapery on left arm.
Exergue: ε, upper left field.
Varbanov 1030; Moushmov 489; Naples 6294; SNG Cop 219; AMNG I 677.
northsidety/Tyler Cazes 223382115718
2/11/19 2/26/19
Nicholas ZFeb 27, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, (Star), XXIV1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 278AD
23.0 x 21.5mm 4.20gr 0h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: RESTITVT ORBIS; Orbis standing right on left, presenting wreath to Probus, standing left on right, holding globe and scepter.
Exergue: (Star), above line; XXIV, below line.
Siscia Mint
VF/XF
Note on coin holder: Purchased 12/1998 for $26.50.
Sear 3364; VanMeter 39; RIC 733; Cohen 507.
Aorta: B72, O63, R119, T78, M6.
numismaxrarecoin/John Middleton 303033132728
2/16/19 2/26/19
Nicholas ZFeb 27, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-26035 viewsÆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

The funeral Titus held for his father Vespasian in the early summer of 79 was a lavish affair. Suetonius says it reportedly cost 10 million sestertii! B. Levick in her Vespasian biography speculates the procession was closely modelled on the one held for Divus Augustus by Tiberius. Vespasian's body was borne by leading senators on a funerary couch of ivory and gold with the body hidden from view, instead onlookers saw a wax image of Vespasian in triumphal gear. A cult statue of the dead emperor was also displayed in a triumphal chariot - the same statue of Vespasian that is likely commemorated on the obverse of this rare sestertius struck by Titus for the deified Vespasian. Two variants of the obverse legend occur: one with 'VESPASIAN' (seated on a curule chair) and this coin's 'VESP' - which seems to be slightly rarer. Only one obverse die has been recorded for this variant.
The seated emperor with branch and sceptre was also struck for Divus Augustus in a restoration issue by Titus. Minting the same type for both Divus Augustus and Divus Vespasian was a way to stress a parallel between the two emperors, a parallel that Vespasian had earlier emphasised with his own coinage. The date with Titus as COS VIII places the coin between 80-81, at least a full six months after Vespasian's death on 24 June 79 (assuming the coins were produced contemporaneously with Vespasian's deification). Epigraphic evidence shows Vespasian had been deified sometime before 29 May 80. Why they were struck so late remains a mystery. Perhaps the delay for deification was an attempt on Titus' part to avoid his father becoming a court joke as Claudius had become, or so B. Levick has asserted. She believes the famous 'Woe's me ...' quip attributed to Vespasian is likely a later cruel jest parodying Claudius' last utterance 'Woe's me, I think I've messed myself'. Regardless, the political expediency of having a deified father likely overruled any such qualms.

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 27, 2019
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Russia. Peter I Alekseevich, the Great (1689-1725)8 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov __ (Knight die __, text die __), Group __

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, dated 1701 (Variety IV; ЯѱЯ): .24 g., 11.66 mm. max., 90◦

Obv: Knight on horseback with spear, ~ / ЯѱЯ (= 1701) below.

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in six lines,~ / [ЦР]Ь-И-[ВЕ] / [ЛИ]КІИ-К[НЯ] / [ЗЬ]-ПЕТPЬ-[A] / [ЛЕ]ЗИЕB[ИЧЬ] / [ВС]ЕЯ-[РѠ] / [ССІИ](= Tsar and Grand Prince Peter Alekseevich of All Russia)
2 commentsStkpFeb 27, 2019
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22107 Victorinus/Pax from the Petherington Hoard5 viewsVictorinus/Pax
Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG,
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre;
V-star across fields.
Mint:Cologne 19.8mm 2.7g
RIC 118; Elmer 682; AGK (corr.) 14b. Sear 11175.
From the South Petherington Hoard in uncleaned condition
Ex Frascatius
Blayne WFeb 26, 2019
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22108 Constantius II/Campgate6 viewsConstantius II/Campgate
Constantius II AE3 ""Campgate"" Constantius II AD 324-361 AE3
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS –
Two turrets and a star over Campgate.
(delta) SIS (double crescent) in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 19.2mm 3.17g
RIC VII Siscia 217; Sear 17638
2 commentsBlayne WFeb 26, 2019
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22111 Philip II/Equestrian9 viewsPhillip II/Equestrian
359-336 B.C.
Obverse: APOLLO
Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOY
Nude Rider on Prancing Horse. Strung Bow beneath. PHILLIP in Greek
above. Delta V is behind horse.
Mint: Macadonia 14.5mm 5.78g
SNGANS 901 Ex Frascatius coin
Blayne WFeb 26, 2019
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius3 viewsJulia Mamaea AE Sestertius. Rome Mint 224 AD.

Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Reverse: VENVS FELIX, SC in exergue, Venus seated left, holding Cupid in right hand, scepter in left.

RIC IV: 701
1 commentsTanitFeb 26, 2019
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First Punic War 2 Shekels1 viewsPUNIC. Carthage. 241 B.C.
2 Shekels.

Obverse: Head of Isis facing left.
Reverse: 3 ears.

SNG 226
TanitFeb 26, 2019
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Claudius AE As2 viewsClaudius I AE As. Rome Mint 41-50 AD.

Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S C, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left arm.

RIC I: 97, BMC 145.
TanitFeb 26, 2019
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Justin II Solidus - Mirrored reverse9 viewsustin II (565-578). AV Solidus, Constantinople mint.

Obv. : DN IVSTINVS PP AVI. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield.
Mirrored Rev.: VICTORIA AVGGG S. Constantinople seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; in exergue, CONOB.

Sear 345.
1 commentsTanitFeb 26, 2019
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Faustina Junior Sestertius4 viewsFaustina II (wife of M. Aurelius) Æ Sestertius. Rome, AD 162.

Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at her feet; S-C across fields.

RIC 1646.
1 commentsTanitFeb 26, 2019
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Castulo, Spain AE As.2 viewsCastulo, Spain AE As. 30 mm, 22g. 76-45 BC.
ISCER SACAL, youthful male head right.
CAST SOCED, sphinx right.
Burgos (2008) 709; Ripolles 905; Villaronga 14.
Paul R3Feb 26, 2019
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hj6.26.03.081 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC , laureate bust right.
Rev: VΠ[ IOVΛ CEΛEV] KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and scepter.
24 mm, 8.86 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.8
Charles MFeb 26, 2019
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hj6.26.47.131 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT KM AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, upright burning torch.
19 mm, 2.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.47.13
Charles MFeb 26, 2019
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hj6.26.05.11_31 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
17 mm, 2.12 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.11
Charles MFeb 26, 2019
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hj6.26.20.xx0 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
27 mm, 10.11 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.xx (not in Hristova-Jekov)
Charles MFeb 26, 2019
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rsc276climes0 viewsElagabalus
AE Limes Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right, bearded, seen from front.
Rev:SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing right in priestly robes, sacrificing from patera over flaming tripod altar. Laurel branch in left hand, held downwards, Star in left field.
16 mm, 2.85 gms

RSC 276c, RIC146
Charles MFeb 26, 2019
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161a5 viewsFaustina II (“Junior”)
Sestertius
Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL
Draped bust left
Rev: VENVS SC
Venus standing left holding apple and sceptre
BMC 2185 note, citing Hess, Lucerne, 15 Feb. 1934, lot 698 (same obv. die, different rev. die).
Strack 1322, citing Hess Lucerne 211, 9 May 1932, lot 1014, which is the same coin as the one in their 1934 sale cited by BMC.
1 commentsmauseusFeb 25, 2019
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’, (Circa 332-323 BC)8 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26 mm, 17.21 g

Salamis, struck under Nikokreon.

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, bow.

Price 3139.

Nikokreon succeeded Pnytagoras on the throne of Salamis (Cyprus) and is reported to have paid homage to Alexander after the conqueror’s return from Egypt to Tyre in 331. In the war between Antigonos and Ptolemy (315), Nikokreon supported the latter and was rewarded by being placed in control of all Cyprus. He was the last of the Teucridai to rule in Salamis (upon his death in 310 BC, the city came under the rule of Ptolemy’s brother, Menelaos).

The Teucridai were kings of Salamis who claimed descent from Teucer, the mythical founder of the city. The bow in left field on the reverse undoubtedly references Teucer's fame as a great archer, who loosed his shafts from behind the giant shield of his half-brother Ajax the Great during the Trojan War.
2 commentsNathan PFeb 25, 2019
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana9 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxiFeb 25, 2019
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2 views*AlexFeb 25, 2019
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AE Dupondius or As, RIC 3, p.194, 1410 (b) - Faustina II, Venus5 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust left.
Rev.: VENVS / S - C, Venus standing right, drawing back cloak over shoulder and holding apple.
Ref.: RIC 1410 (b) [S]
AE, 8.72g, 28 mm.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 74, Lot 368
shanxiFeb 25, 2019
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AD 251-253 - VOLVSIANVS1 viewsVolusianus was a Roman Emperor from November 251 to August 253.



for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 25, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea1 viewsLydia, Hierocaesarea

Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with quiver and arrow at breast


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 25, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea2 viewsLydia, Hierocaesarea

Rev: IЄPOKAICAP..., Artemis advancing right, drawing bow.
AE, 4.58g, 20.9mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 25, 2019
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Artemis, Phrygia, Acmonea1 viewsPhrygia, Acmonea
Rev.: Rev: ΑΚΜΟΝЄΩΝ, Artemis, with head right and drawing arrow from quiver, seated facing on stag running right.
Æ, 9.15g, 28 mm.


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 25, 2019
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Acmonea, Volusian , Artemis 7 viewsVolusian
Phrygia, Acmonea
Obv.: ΑVΤ Κ ΟVΙΒ ΑΦ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ΟVΟΛΟVϹΙΑΝΟϹ, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΑΚΜΟΝЄΩΝ, Artemis, with head right and drawing arrow from quiver, seated facing on stag running right.
Æ, 9.15g, 28 mm.
Ref.: RPC IX 847.1 = SNG von Aulock 847.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 74, Lot 207
1 commentsshanxiFeb 25, 2019
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hj6.28.35.030 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. I(OV)Λ. ANT. CEΛEVK(OV). M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis holding scales and sceptre. E in right field
26 mm 13.48 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.3
Charles MFeb 25, 2019
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hj6.28.22.03_20 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, serpent with 4 coils, head right. E in upper left field.
28 mm, 12.76 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.3
Charles MFeb 25, 2019
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Seljuq of Rum. Sultan Ala ad-Din Kayqubad I b. Kaykhusraw (616-634 A.H = 1220-1237 A.D.), citing Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur al-Mustansir (623-640 A.H. = 1226-1242 A.D.)4 viewsAlbum 1213.3; Izmirlier __; Album 1213.3

AE fals (inscriptional type); undated and without mint: 3.49 g., 22.75 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Border of dots, Ala ad-Din Kayqubad in three lines.

Rev.: Border of dots, al-Imam al-Mustansir billah in three lines

Attribution courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkpFeb 24, 2019
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Ayyubid. Branch at Halab/Aleppo. al-Nasir Yusuf II (Emir of Syria, 634-658 A.H. = 1236-1260 A.D.)3 viewsAlbum 845; Balog 760

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated 655 A.H. = A.D. per Balog but undated per Album: 2.53 g., 24.61 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Malik / al-Nasir in center.

Rev.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Imam / al-Musta'sim in center.

Attribution courtesy of newcoins and legends courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkpFeb 24, 2019
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2 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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1 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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1 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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1 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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Punic 3 shekels1 views3 shekels - Utica. Circa 1st Century BC. Æ 28mm (16.45 gm).
Jugate busts of the Dioskouri right. Above, two stars / Two horses standing right; Punic '>TG' above.

Mazard 341; SNG 428.
TanitFeb 24, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 219-175 B.C (211-210 B.C)3 viewsAE 14.99mm (Thickness 2.23mm), weight 2.69g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche left (Retrograde), border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) & ayin (‘), on either side of AP.
AradosFeb 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 516; MIB 83; DOC 118)6 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left N
Dim: 18 mm, 1.78 g, 6 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; MIB 74c)4 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left A
Dim: 16 mm, 1.60 g, 7 h
Quant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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11 views1 commentsQuant.GeekFeb 24, 2019
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Tyre half shekel33 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT4Feb 24, 2019
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3300 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Tuche and Zeus5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3300; SNG France 1424-1429; SNG Levante -; SNG Pfalz 133

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝωΝ ΤΑΡϹΕωΝ
Zeus seated, l., holding Victory and resting on sceptre

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, r., on seat decorated with foreleg and wing of sphinx, holding ears of corn and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Kydnos,
crowned with sedge, swimming, r.; the whole in wreath

11.99 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
1 commentsokidokiFeb 24, 2019
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S.1169 Harthacnut11 viewsPenny of Harthacnut, king of England 1040-1042 and Denmark 1035-1042
Moneyer: Leofwine
Mint: Thetford
Arm-and-scepter type
S. 1169
O: +CNVT RECX A
R: +LEFPINE ON ÐEOTVO

The arm-and-scepter type in the name of "Cnut" was produced during the reign of Harthacnut

Ex- Mark Rasmussen, Morton & Eden Auction 91 (lot 43), Archbishop John Sharp
2 commentsNapFeb 24, 2019
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226 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Roma standing4 viewsReference.
RIC II 226; Strack 220; C. 80

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. ADVENTVS AVG
Roma standing right, holding reverted spear and clasping hands with Hadrian standing left and holding roll.

3.16 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 24, 2019
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220 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Roma6 viewsReference.
Strack 350;BMCRE 569; RIC 220

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

Rev. ROMA FELIX COS III P P
Roma seated left on curule chair holding branch and sceptre.

3.13 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 24, 2019
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #134 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #1
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-20,0mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 24, 2019
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #232 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-002
quadransFeb 24, 2019
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RIC.55b2 Flavius Victor (AE4, Spes Romanorvm)1 viewsFlavius Victor, usurpor, Cesar (384-387), western roman emperor (387-388)
Nummus AE4: Spes Romanorvm (387-388, Aquilea mint, 2ond officine)

Bronze, 12-13 mm diameter, 1.40 g, die axis: 1 h

A/ D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ SPES RO-MA-NORVM / AQPS in exergue; open camp-gate with star between its two turrets
DrogerFeb 24, 2019
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RIC.86 Postumus: antoninianus (Salvs Avg)3 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Salvs Avg (4th emission, 1st phase, 266, Trèves)

Billon (100 ‰), 3.46 g, diameter 18-21 mm, die axis 7h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALV-S AVG; Esculape standing, facing, looking left, leaning on a staff on which a snake is wrapped. At foot, a globe on the right

EG.70
DrogerFeb 24, 2019
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D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)6 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

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

O/ +GRΛTIΛ DI RE; odonic monogram + / ◊D◊ / + (legend beginning at 5h)
R/ +LIM◊VICΛS CIVIS ; cross pattée

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
2 commentsDrogerFeb 24, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea3 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea

Rev: ΙЄΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡЄΩΝ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Æ, 19.2mm, 5.34g

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 24, 2019
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S.2233 Henry VII Tudor (sovereign type penny, Durham)2 viewsHenry VII Tudor, king of England (1485-1509) and Bishop Richard Fox
Sovereign type penny (mint: Durham)

A/ [hENRIC] DI [GRA RE]X A[NG]; king seated on throne with one pilar, holding scepter and orb
R/ [CIVI-TA]S-DIR-hAm; royal shield on cross, mitre above, D and R on the sides

silver, 0.55 g, diameter 15 mm, die axis 8h
DrogerFeb 24, 2019
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Modern depictions of Artemis/Diana, 1791, Nuremberg7 viewsNuremberg, Counter Token

Rev.: RECH PFENN / LAUER , Artemis/Diana walking with her dog (poodle ?) on the dog leash, trees and bushes to the right
AE, 1.53g, 21mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 24, 2019
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Nuremberg, 1791, Counter Token, Louis XVI, Diana8 viewsCounter Token
by (Ernst Ludwig Sigmund ?) Lauer, Nuremberg, AD 1791
Obv.: LVD: XVI DG - FR. ET. NAV R , bust of Louis XVI facing right.
Rev.: RECH PFENN / LAUER , Artemis/Diana walking with her dog on the dog leash, trees and bushes to the right
AE, 1.53g, 21mm
Ref.: Hennin Nr. 274. Pl. 26 - 31, 1791
1 commentsshanxiFeb 24, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius3 viewsMaximinus I Thrax Æ Sestertius. 236-238 AD.
MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate draped bust right / SALVS AVGVSTI S-C, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar.

Ref Maximinus I Thrax AE Sestertius, RIC 85, Cohen 92, BMC 175
TanitFeb 24, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius1 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Rev: VICTORIA GERMANICA SC ; Victory stg. l., captive at her feet.

Refers to the impressive victory over the Alemanni tribe, in 236-38 AD.

Cohen 109
TanitFeb 24, 2019
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #331 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,38g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-003
quadransFeb 24, 2019
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08.1. Géza Dux, Dux of Hungary, (1064-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 08.1./b4f1.06./42., H-018, CNH I.-023, U-012, + PANONAI, #0133 views08.1. Géza Dux, Dux of Hungary, (1064-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 08.1./b4f1.06./42., H-018, CNH I.-023, U-012, + PANONAI, #01
avers: + DVX MVONAꙄ, Cross in a circle of dots, the border of dots.
reverse: + PANONAI, Cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,8mm, weight: 0,71 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-018, Unger-012, CNH I.-023,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 08.1./b4f1.06./42.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 24, 2019
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hj6.28.21.xx0 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩNEINOC. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV KOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩ, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left field.
27 mm, 11.33 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.xx (this obverse legend and bust type combination not in Hristova-Jekov)
Charles MFeb 24, 2019
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hj6.28.07.05_21 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Apollo, naked, standing facing, head right, with arm over his head, holding bow, serpent climbing tree to right, E to left.
28 mm, 13.82 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.5
1 commentsCharles MFeb 24, 2019
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hj6.28.xx.xx0 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH (…)INOC IOVΛIA MAICA , laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ·IOVΛ CEΛE-V KOV MAPK(…) →ΩN, Concordia (?) standing left, holding something and cornucopia.
26 mm, 9.71 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.xx.xx (Hristova-Jekov does not list a coin with this obverse legend)
Charles MFeb 24, 2019
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Zangid of Syria. al-‘Adil Zangi (of Sinjar), in Halab/Aleppo only (577-579 A.H. = 1181-1183 A.D.)6 viewsBalog 329 (Ayyubid, al-‘Adil Abu Bakr); Album 1855

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated 578 A.H. = 1182/3 A.D.: 3.23 g., 19.77 mm. max., 0°

Obv. Dotted border. al-Malik / al-'Adil, in Kufic script.

Rev.: Two dotted borders, Kufic circular legend between; al-Imam / al-Nasir. in Kufic script in center.

Album rarity RR

Attribution courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkpFeb 24, 2019
Laszlo-I,_(1077-1095_AD),_10_10_-b1_08_-11_,_H-029,_CNH_I_-036,_U-018,_Q-001,_11h,_19,5mm,_0,80g-s.jpg
10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #0131 views10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Wheel with six spokes in a circle of dots, a small cross in the center; border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,80 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-029, CNH I.-036, Unger-018,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.10./b1.08./11.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 23, 2019
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10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b2.01./12., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #0131 views10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b2.01./12., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Wheel with six spokes in a circle of dots, a small cross in the center; border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-029, CNH I.-036, Unger-018,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.10./b2.01./12.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 23, 2019
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2767 CILICIA, Syedra. Hadrian, Goddess standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III 2767 var.; SNG Levante Suppl. 73 var.; SNG France 632 var.; SNG Pfalz 1153-1154 var

Obv. AYTO AΔPIANOC KAICA
Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev. CYE-ΔP/N ω
Goddess wearing long chiton standing facing, head l., holding patera in r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

3.54 gr
20mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
1 commentsokidokiFeb 23, 2019
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfewFeb 23, 2019
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3746 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD Laurel-branch Α7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3746; CRS 278; McAlee 130(a); BMC Galatia etc. p164, 109

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, left

Rev. ΕΤΟΥ ΖΟΡ
Laurel-branch: Α (in field, r.)

2.84 gr
15 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 23, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #142 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left holding cornucopiae and leaning on rudder set on globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 553, RSC 58, BMC 27, Sear-6584,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 23, 2019
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Maximianus Follis - Mirrored reverse3 viewsMaximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310
AE Abdication Follis

D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left hand
Mirrored R/ PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia on left, standing right, extending right hand; Quies on right, standing left, branch downward in right hand, leaning on scepter in left hand, T|F in field, AS in exergue

RIC.VI, 201
1 commentsTanitFeb 23, 2019
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Maximianus Follis - Mirrored reverse4 viewsBillon Follis

Obs.: IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ; laur. hd. r.
Mirrored Rev.: CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE ; hexastyle temple containing Roma seated facing, hd. l., holding globe and sceptre /RP in ex.

SEAR 13441
1 commentsTanitFeb 23, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius2 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
Rev: VICTORIA AVG S C ; Victory running r.

Cohen 100
TanitFeb 23, 2019
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4 viewsObverse:


Laureate bust of Constantine right.


Reverse:


SARMATIA DEVICTA: Victory advancing right, captive at her feet. STR (crescent) in exergue.


Weight:


2.81 grams.


Diameter:


18.81 mm.


Comments:


Glossy dark patina. As struck, no weaknesses and very difficult to better.


References.


RIC 435.
1 commentspaul1888Feb 23, 2019
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0 viewsC. 328-329 AD

Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, camp gate, SMNΓ in ex.

Toned with a super portrait and good metal.

Ref: RIC 153

3.13g

20mm
paul1888Feb 23, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 557, Rome, AR-Denarius, HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, two children at her feet, #131 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 557, Rome, AR-Denarius, HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, two children at her feet, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, holding palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left; two children at her feet.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:19,0-21,3mm, weight: 3,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 557, RSC 79, BMC 79, Sear 6587,
Q-001
quadransFeb 23, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius1 viewsAE Sestertius 236/238 -Roma-.
Obv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - S C ; Salus enthroned l. feeding snake arising from altar.

RIC 85, C. 92.
TanitFeb 23, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius1 viewsMAXIMINUS I. 235-238 AD. Æ Sestertius. Struck 235 AD.
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI, S C across field, Pax Standing left, holding olive branch in outstretched right hand and cradling long sceptre in left arm.

RIC IV 58; Pink III, pg. 21; Banti 11a; BMCRE 7; Cohen 34.
TanitFeb 23, 2019
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Postumus Antoninianus12 viewsPostumus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
MONETA AVG
Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry GFeb 23, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 380-340 BC, Nomos3 viewsA very rare didrachm or nomos from Tarentum
Silver, 21 mm, 7.73 g, 1 h
Nude warrior, holding bridles with his right hand and carrying small round shield with his left, about to dismount from horse to left; below horse, Λ; all within circle of waves. Rev. TAPAΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding trident in his right hand and placing his left on the tail of the dolphin; all within circle of waves.
Fischer-Bossert 629. HN Italy 885. Vlasto 497.
Very rare. An unusual issue of splendid style. Very fine.
LeoFeb 23, 2019
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Cappadocia, Caesarea, Syd-447var, AR-Drachm, MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus, #134 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Cappadocia, Caesarea, Syd-447var, AR-Drachm, MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus, #1
avers: IVΛIA AVΓVSTA AVΓ, Bust draped right.
reverse: MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus surmounted by a star, date below ЄT IH (year 18, 210 A.D.),
exergue: -/-//ЄT IH, diameter: 15,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,85g, axis:0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea, date: 210 A.D., ref: Syd-447var,
Q-001
quadransFeb 23, 2019
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Syd-447var, AR-Drachm, MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus, #127 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Syd-447var, AR-Drachm, MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus, #1
avers: IVΛIA AVΓVSTA AVΓ, Bust draped right.
reverse: MHTPO KAICAP NЄ, Mount Argaeus surmounted by a star, date below ЄT IH (year 18, 210 A.D.),
exergue: -/-//ЄT IH, diameter: 15,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,85g, axis:0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea, date: 210 A.D., ref: Syd-447var,
Q-001
quadransFeb 23, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 575, Rome, AR-Denarius, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, facing forward, #134 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 575, Rome, AR-Denarius, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, facing forward, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, facing forward, right hand on breast, left hand holding scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,42g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 575, RSC 170, BMC 72, Sear 6603,
Q-001
quadransFeb 23, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 551, Rome, AR-Denarius, FELICITAS, Felicitas standing, head left, #131 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 551, Rome, AR-Denarius, FELICITAS, Felicitas standing, head left, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: FELICITAS, Felicitas standing, head left, holding short caduceus and long scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 206 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 551, RSC 47, BMC 22, Sear-6581,
Q-001
quadransFeb 23, 2019
Bracteata,_H-192,_C1-272,_U-122,_Q-001,_0h,_13,5-14,5mm,_0,17gx-s.jpg
H-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #0134 viewsH-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #01
avers: Youthful head with floral wreath facing left, within the pearled circle.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,17g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-192, CNH I.-272, Unger-122, Kiss-Toth: Sigla, small circle behind the head,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 23, 2019
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H-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #0231 viewsH-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #02
avers: Youthful head with floral wreath facing left, within the pearled circle.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,25g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-192, CNH I.-272, Unger-122, Kiss-Toth: Sigla, small pellet belove the neck,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransFeb 23, 2019
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Mamluk (Burji). Khushqadam (al-Zahir Abu Sa`id Khushqadam) (865-872 A.H. = 1461-1467 A.D.)2 viewsBalog 798 Plate XXXV 798; SICA 1498; Album 1022

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, undated; 3.51 g., 20.42 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: No border. Clockwise marginal legend: السلطان الملك الظاهر ابو سعيد (=alsultan al-Malik al-Zahir 'Abu Sa'id). Inner circle with خشقد / م (= __/Khushqadam) in center.

Rev.: No border. Clockwise marginal legend: (السلطان الملك الظاهر (ابو سعيد (= al-Sultan al-Malik al-Zahir). Inner circle with بحلب (= bi-Halab) in center.

Khushqadam, possibly of Greek origin from the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, became sultan when Sultan Ahmad was deposed. His reign was marked by clashes with the Ottoman Empire. He died of dysentery after almost seven years in office.

Attribution courtesy of Alex Koifman.
StkpFeb 23, 2019
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMatFeb 23, 2019
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Vespasian - Denarius 5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 75 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUVS AVG; Laureate head of Vespasian R.

Reverse: PON MAX TRP COS VI Pax seated l. holding brangch in r.

Mint: Rome
Reference: RIC Vol II, 90
Provenance: Purchased from Tom McKenna, Sept 6, 1984.

GVF.
2 commentsSteve B5Feb 22, 2019
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RIC.19a Magnus Maximus (siliqua, Virtvs Romanorvm)8 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Siliqua: Virtvs Romanorvm (383-388, Milan mint)

silver 900‰, 15 mm diameter, 1.26 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM / MDPS in exergue; Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear
2 commentsDrogerFeb 22, 2019
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S.1151 Aethelred II (long cross penny, Winchester)2 viewsAethelred II, king of the English (978-1013 and 1014-1016)
Long cross penny (moneyer: Godwine, mint: Canterbury, 997-1003)

A/ +ΛEDELRED REX ΛNGLO (AE and NG ligated) around central circle enclosing draped bust left
R/ +GODE-PINE-MΩO-CΛENT (NE and ΛE ligated) ; long voided cross with terminal lunettes

silver, 1.65 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 1h
DrogerFeb 22, 2019
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S.5001 David I (Erebald)4 viewsPenny of David I of Scotland (1124-1153)
Mint: Probably Carlisle
Moneyer: Erebald
Imitation of Henry I BMC XV
S. 5001
O: +DA[VI]D [ ]
R: [+]EREBA[LD: O]N C[A]RD[:]

Believed to be the first coin made in Scotland. It imitates Henry I's last type but in the name of David. Made by the moneyer Erebald, who coined for Henry, David, and Stephen. Presumably produced after David's invasion of England following the usurpation of Stephen of Blois. This coin really demonstrates the Anarchy of the time. A masterpiece it is not! Poorly made, with only a few survivors known, most of which are in wretched shape. As far as I can tell, all known examples are from the same die pair. There are probably about 10 known, including damaged examples.

Ex- M.Gallon
NapFeb 22, 2019
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Numerian Antoninianus5 viewsNumerian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP NVMERIANVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
IOVI VICTORI
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
Harry GFeb 22, 2019
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583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas9 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
3 commentsokidokiFeb 22, 2019
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H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #0431 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #04
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,29g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: wedge-shaped sigla under the horse's belly,
Q-004
3 commentsquadransFeb 22, 2019
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #141 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA DO MNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,0-17,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Emesa(Homs), date: 194-195 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 633, RSC 189, BMCRE 423, Scarce!
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 22, 2019
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Cleopatra VII hemiobol19 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

Statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35

Notes from Forum:

While not noted in Svoronos, this type is fairly common on Cyprus and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a central depression indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time when Cleopatra VII of Egypt was the ruler of the island


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 22, 2019
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2 views*AlexFeb 22, 2019
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Aurelian RIC V-1 Siscia 2161 viewsAE 20.88-22.74 mm 2.5g
270-275 AD
OBV: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Emperor clasping hands with Concordia
EX: Star Q
REF: RIC V-1 Siscia 216
JohnnyFeb 22, 2019
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Orbiana Sestertius4 viewsOrbiana Sestertius

SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diad. and dr. bust r. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM SC, Alexander r. and Orbiana l. stg. facing each other, clasping r. hands.

RIC 657, c. 6 , BMCRE 299
TanitFeb 22, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, Unofficial As Hispania5 viewsAn unofficial as of Claudius minted in Hispania. Bizarre lettering.

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left.
Rev: S-C Minerva standing with spear and shield.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Weight 18,2g
Diameter 28 mm

1 commentsSergio OrataFeb 22, 2019
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius4 viewsJulia Mamaea (Augusta, 222 -235 A.D.)
Mother of Severus Alexander
Æ Sestertius, approx. Rome mint (230 A.D.)

Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia Mamaea right, wearing stephane
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C [in exergue], Felicitas seated left, folding a caduceus in her right hand & cornucopia in her left hand.

RIC (Severus Alexander) 679
1 commentsTanitFeb 22, 2019
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Herennia Etruscilla Sestertius1 viewsHerennia Etruscilla (Augusta, 249 – 251 A.D.), wife of Trajan Decius

Æ Sestertius, Rome mint, (250 A.D.)
Obv: HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, draped & diademed bust of Herennia Etruscilla right
Rev: PVDICTIA AVG / S [-] C, Pudictia, veiled, seated left, with her right hand drawing her veil and her left hand holding a scepter

RIC (Trajan Decius) 136b (“R”)

TanitFeb 22, 2019
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Julia Paula Sestertius6 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD.
AE Sestertius, Rome Mint, A.D. 220.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG , Diademed and draped bust of Julia Paula right.
Rev: CONCORDIA/ SC in ex. , Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae, in left field, star.

RIC-(Elagabalus) 381.
2 commentsTanitFeb 22, 2019
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Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)17 viewsBalog 562 Plate XXIII 562; SNAT Damascus __; Album 975

AE fals; Dimashq/Damascus mint, dated 790 A.H.? = 1388 A.D.? (1st reign); 2.63 g., 17.92 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Apparently no border. السلطان / الملك الظاهر / ابو سعيد سيف / الدنيا و الدين (al-Sultan / al-Malik al-Zahir / Abu Sa'id Sayf / ______) in center; Clockwise marginal legend الدنيا و الدين ضرب بدمشق سنة ثسعين وسبعماية (= ___________ duriba bi-Dimashq sanat thaseayn wasabeimaya = ________ struck in Damascus in the year 90)

Rev.: Solid linear border. Circle of big dots, برقوق (= Barquq) in center.

Barquq, who was of Circassian origin and acquired as a slave, became the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. A member of the faction behind the throne during the reigns of Sha'ban II's young sons, 'Ali II and Hajji II, Barquq consolidated power and siezed the throne in 1382. He was deposed in 1389 and Hajji restored as sultan. By early 1390, Barquq reclaimed his title. During his second reign, the Mongol warlord Timur invaded and defeated the Mamluks at Damascus and sacked it along with Aleppo in 1399.

Attribution courtesy of altaycoins and Alex Koifman.
3 commentsStkpFeb 22, 2019
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08 Constantius II9 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Gamma in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 22, 2019
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Maximianus Rare AE Quinarius6 viewsMaximianus 296-305
Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
RIC Rome 519, struck 286.
VERY RARE!
2 commentsOldMoneyFeb 22, 2019
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132 - Probus - RIC 030 - Bust Type F var (Lugdunum) (III in exe)7 viewsObv:–IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES VICTOR, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 6, Officina 3. A.D. 278 - 279
Reference(s) – Bastien -

4.48 gms, 22.92 mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 21, 2019
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #0131 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #01
avers: ✠•mONЄTA•mAThIЄ•D•ЄI•G•, Two-part shield (Hungarian (Árpádian) stripes, a raven with ring) in a circle; border of dots.
reverse: RЄGIS•hV nGARIAЄ, Patriarchal cross in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-Є); border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/Є//-- were struck by Johannes Ernuszt (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,712g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda (by Pohl), date: 1463 A.D., ref: Unger-556.a., CNH-2-228, Huszár-706, Pohl-206-01,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 21, 2019
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RIC 349 var.1 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO
Laur. r., aegis and globe
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Genius standing l., holding patera and ears of corn.

3.17g, 18mm
Woytek 552 tt+ (1 specimen)
klausklageFeb 21, 2019
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Philip Arab3 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. SAECVLARES AVGG
Gazelle walking left, III
RIC 17, 3,96g, Rom R+
PriscusFeb 21, 2019
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Lucius Verus Sestertius24 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT4Feb 21, 2019
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT4Feb 21, 2019
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Titus AR Denarius41 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfewFeb 21, 2019
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Carinus Antoninianus4 viewsCarinus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C M AVR CARINVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
VIRTVS AVGG
Carinus standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding sceptre
Harry GFeb 21, 2019
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Constantius I Antoninianus7 viewsConstantius I Antoninianus

Obverse:
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter, KB below

Cyzicus

RIC 717
1 commentsHarry GFeb 21, 2019
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048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!35 views048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!
avers: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
reverse: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left holding wand over globe and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,0mm, weight: 2,42g, axis: 6h ,
mint: Rome, date: 193 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 1c, p-44, C-55, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 21, 2019
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2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head forwards, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseusFeb 20, 2019
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2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head turned back, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseusFeb 20, 2019
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2681 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE antoninianus
Cyzicus mint
Issue 1
Obv "IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "ROMAE AETERNA"
Roma seated left
RIC 241; RIC (temp) 869 (2 examples)
mauseusFeb 20, 2019
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2682 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE antoninianus
Cyzicus mint
Issue 3
Obv "IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PAX AETERNA"
Pax standing left holding transverse sceptre
RIC 238; RIC (temp) 953 (3 examples)
mauseusFeb 20, 2019
Laszlo-I,_(1077-1095_AD),_CÁC_I__10_05_-f3_03_-52_,_H-025,_C1-031,_U-020,_Q-001,_11h,_19,5mm,_0,75g-s.jpg
10.05. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.05./f3.03./52., H-025, CNH I.-031, U-020, #0135 views10.05. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.05./f3.03./52., H-025, CNH I.-031, U-020, #01
avers: LAD IꙄL AVꙄ REX, Four crosses in each corner in a circle and in the ends, the circle of dots.
reverse: +LADISCLAVS RE, Cross with wedges in a circle, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-025, CNH I.-031, Unger-020,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.05./f3.03./52.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 20, 2019
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Roman, Tetricus I, Antoninianus5 viewsHere's my antoninianus of Tetricus I. He is looking somewhat tired on this coin, with bags under his eyes! Hard to find in this condition.

Obverse:
IMP TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
LAETITIA AVGG
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor

RIC Vii 88

In my gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153435
Harry GFeb 20, 2019
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Tetricus I Antoninianus14 viewsTetricus I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
LAETITIA AVGG
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor

RIC Vii 88

In the portraits gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153436
1 commentsHarry GFeb 20, 2019
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092 - Philip II Antoninianus - RIC 2193 viewsAntoninianus

Obv:- M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate draped bust right
Rev:- PRINCIPI IVVENT, Philip II standing left with globe & spear; captive at feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. ???
Reference(s) – RIC 219, RSC 57

4.13 gms, 22.16 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 20, 2019
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092 - Philip II Antoninianus - RIC 2276 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AETERNA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch & transverse scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference(s) – RIC 227, Cohen 24

3.94 gms, 22.83 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 20, 2019
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Caabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 380-375 BC 21mm 7.72g 9h Vlasto 428,HNItaly 876.3 viewsNude warrior holding shield on horse galloping left/Phalanthos extending hand,astride dolphin left.1 commentsGrant HFeb 20, 2019
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Epeiros Ambrakia Stater circa 360-338 BC 22mm 8.40g 11h Pegasi 121-23 viewsPegasos flying right A below/Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet,oinochoe behind.Grant HFeb 20, 2019
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Roman, Claudius I, As Minerva. Spanish imitation7 viewsSpanish imitation of a Claudius As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left.
Rev: S-C Minerva standing with spear and shield.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Weight: 6.2g
Diameter: 23mm.
1 commentsSergio OrataFeb 20, 2019
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Johannes 0 viewsJohannes AE4
11 mm 1.26 gm
O: D N JOHANNES P J AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: SALVS REIPVBLICE
Victory advancing left, head right, holding trophy and dragging captive; staurogram to left;
KoffyFeb 20, 2019
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22117 Elagabalus/Sacrificing3 viewsElagabalus/Emperor Sacrificing
Obv: IMP. ANTONINUS PIUS AUG.
Bust of Elagabalus laureate and draped bust right, horn above forehead.
Rev: SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG
Elagabalus, in Syrian priestly robes, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod, holding branch downwards in left hand; in field, star
Mint: Rome 18mm 3.02g
RIC IV Elagabalus 146 Sear 7549
Ex: Savoca Auction 16th Blue Auction
Blayne WFeb 20, 2019
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22116 Domitian/Vesta Reverse3 viewsDomitian/Vesta struck under Vespasian 79 AD
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Vesta, draped, hooded, seated left on throne, holding palladium in ext right hand and transverse sceptre in left
Mint: Rome 17mm., 3,14g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 1087
Ex: Savoca Auction 16th Blue Auction
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 20, 2019
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22115 Vespasian/Tri Pot Reverse6 viewsVespasian/Vesta Denarius 72-73 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right
Rev: TRI POT
Vesta, draped, veiled, seated left, holding simpulum in extended right hand, left hand at side
Mint: Rome 18mm., 2,97g.
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 46 Sear 2312
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 20, 2019
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22114 Domitian/Pegasus4 viewsDomitian/Pegasus struck under Vespasian 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left foreleg raised, wings curling up on back
Mint: Rome 18mm., 3,24g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 921-922
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
2 commentsBlayne WFeb 20, 2019
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMatFeb 20, 2019
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England, Charles I, 1625-16498 viewsShilling, Tower Mint under Parliament, 1642-48
Type 4/4, mintmark (P), 1643-4.
S.2800
1 commentsMatt InglimaFeb 20, 2019
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L. Rubrius Dossenus, Quinarius3 viewsL. Rubrius Dossenus
Rome, 87 BC
AR Quinarius

Laureate head of Neptune right; trident to left

Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond; to right, garlanded altar with snake coiled round top

Crawford 348/4; RBW 1325; RSC Rubria 4
Robin AyersFeb 20, 2019
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Mamluk (Bahri). Anonymous (741-743 A.H. = 1341-1342 A.D.)3 viewsBalog --; SNAT Hamah 398-409; Album 931H

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated; 2.72 g., 20.71 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Double circular line, connected with spokes within border of dots. ضرب (=duriba/struck) in center.

Rev.: Circular line border, linear hexagram within. بحماة (=bi-Hamah) in center.

The death of Muhammad I in June 1341 was followed by a period of political instability. Muhammad designated his son Abu Bakr as his successor, but Muhammad's senior aide, Qawsun, who held real power, executed Abu Bakr after just two months as sultan. Qawsun had Muhammad's infant son, Kujuk (age 8 or 9), enthroned, but within six months, Qawsun and Kujuk were toppled. Kujuk's half-brother, Ahmad I, was declared sultan. Ahmad relocated to al-Karak, leaving a deputy to rule in Cairo. He was deposed after just five months, and replaced by his half-brother Isma'il in June 1342. In light of the chronology assigned to this coin by the SNAT, it could conceivably have been issued late in the third reign of Muhammad or early in the reign of Isma'il. It could also conceivably have been issued by one of Isma'il's three predecessors. However, according to the Table of Mint Activity in Balog, none of them issued copper coins from the Hamah mint.
StkpFeb 20, 2019
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hj6.28.21.01var_20 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC. AVΓ. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in right field.
27 mm, 11.27 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.1 variant (different ligate letters obverse and reverse and E in right field instead of left)
Charles MFeb 20, 2019
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hj6.28.21.01var0 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC. AVΓ. IOV[ΛIA MAICA AVΓ], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in right field.
27 mm, 10.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.1 variant (different ligate letters obverse and reverse and E in right field instead of left)
Charles MFeb 20, 2019
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hj6.28.06.02_30 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), bust of Serapis right wearing kalanthos. E in left field.
26 mm 8.73 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.2 (different ligate letters)
Charles MFeb 20, 2019
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hj6.28.04.031 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M. AVP ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAIC-A AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CE-ΛEVK(OV). MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Athena standing left holding owl in extended right hand, left hand resting on spear, shield on ground at left. E in right field.
29 mm 11.92 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.4.3 (slightly different obverse legend)
Charles MFeb 20, 2019
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10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #0136 views10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Three long crosses in a circle of dots with dots in the middle and at the bottom, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 0,79 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-027, CNH I.-033, Unger-022,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.08./a3.02./08.,
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1 commentsquadransFeb 19, 2019
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Tiberius Provinvial AE29 Italica, Spain20 viewsTiberius Provincial AE29 of Italica, Spain.

Obv: TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PONT MAX IMP, bare head right
Rev: MVNIC ITALIC PERM DIVI AVG, altar inscribed PROIDENTIAE AVGVSTI.

Ref: Burgos 1250. RPC 65

16,7g, 27mm
Sergio OrataFeb 19, 2019
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Italy, Rome, The Painted Garden of Livia4 viewsThe painted garden of Livia Augusta was located at her country residence in Prima Porta, 15km north along the Via Flaminia. It was decorating the walls of a windowless underground room which was probably used as a summer room.

The painted garden runs along the four walls depicting plants and trees in different periods of time with overlapping flowering and mature fruits. Plant species depicted include: umbrella pine, oak, red fir, quince, pomegranate, myrtle, oleander, date palm, strawberry, laurel, viburnum, holm oak, boxwood, cypress, ivy, acanthus, rose, poppy, chrysanthemum, chamomile, fern, violet, and iris. Birds are present almost everywhere.

In 1950 the frescoes were detached from the villa and transferred to the Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Massimo, close to Stazione Termini, and located at the third floor.

Sergio OrataFeb 19, 2019
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22016 Licinius I/Jupiter4 viewsLicinius I/Jupitor
Obv: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG,
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left sh., holding Victory on globe & sceptre. Eagle with wreath in beak at foot left, bound
captive on ground to right.
X over II Mu in right field
SMANTB in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 17.5mm 3.7g
RIC VII Antioch 35; Sear 15225.
Blayne WFeb 19, 2019
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22019 Licinius I/Jupiter4 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv:IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG,
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:IOVI CONS-ERVATORI,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, captive right.
X over II Mu in Right field
SMHB In Exergue
Mint: Heraclea 18.8mm 2.4g
RIC VII Heraclea 52.
Blayne WFeb 19, 2019
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22088 Antonius Pius/Providentia3 viewsAntoninus Pius/Providentia
AE Dupondius. 156-157 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II,
radiate head right
Rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII S-C,
Providentia, standing left, pointing with right hand at large globe and holding scepter
Mint: Rome
Believe similar to Philoromaos on Forums Gallery reverse.
RIC 953, Cohen 978.
Blayne WFeb 19, 2019
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Otacilia Severa Sestertius3 viewsOtacilia Severa
AE Sestertius. Rome Mint 244-249 AD.
Obverse: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGVSTAE Pietas standing left, raising hand and holding incense box.

RIC 208a.
TanitFeb 19, 2019
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Numidia4 viewsNumidia, Kings of. Micipsa. Circa 148-118 BC. Æ 25mm (12.20 gm). Laureate and bearded male head left / Horse rearing left; pellet below.

Mazard 45.
TanitFeb 19, 2019
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Gordian III Antoninianus12 viewsGordian III Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
FELICITAS TEMPORVM
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia

RIC IViii 142, C 81
2 commentsHarry GFeb 19, 2019
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Domitian RIC-25161 viewsÆ Quadrans, 3.32g
Rome Mint, 84-85 AD
RIC 251 (R). BMC - .
Obv: (No legend) Rhinoceros stg. l.
Rev: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM; S C in centre
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, February 2019.

A few years into Domitian's reign an extraordinary issue of quadrantes were struck featuring a rhinoceros. Although the coins are undated, their production can be narrowed down between late 83 when he assumed the title Germanicus and 85 when the consular date XI appeared on the quadrantes. The type is highly unusual and breaks with the standard obverses that were normally featured on the quadrans. One may ask, why a rhinoceros? Certainly the animal was rare in Rome and most difficult to obtain. The rhinoceros depicted on the coin is the African species, identified by the two horns. Martial in his book 'On Spectacles' tells of such a rhinoceros in the Colosseum. Presumably, these coins were struck with that very 'star performer' in mind. Ted Buttrey wrote about this coin type in his article Domitian, the Rhinoceros, and the Date of Martial's "Liber De Spectaculis": "it is wrong to write off the rhinoceros of Domitian's coin casually, as if the coin were a picture postcard from the zoo: 'This is a rhinoceros'. No, coin types are pointed. Everything has to do with imperial advertisement and with its importance at the moment of issue: 'This is my rhinoceros'. Domitian's rhinoceros, in its supremacy in the arena might well stand as a metaphor for the invincible success of the emperor conquering general who had recently assumed the historically-weighted title of Germanicus." Coming back to Martial, he also speaks of tokens being showered upon the cheering crowds - could these quadrantes struck cheaply and in massive quantities have been gifts to the cheering mob at the arena? In essence, can this coin double as currency and a souvenir from a long ago day at the games in the Colosseum?

This variant of the famous rhinoceros quadrans is somewhat rare (no examples in the BM) because of the obverse legend beginning in the upper right, more commonly it begins in the lower left. Artistically, most of the rhinos depicted on these coins have a lot to be desired. Some look like wild boars with horns added for effect. Happily, the animal depicted on this coin's obverse indeed looks every part the powerful and fearsome beast which awestruck Roman audiences - as a matter of fact, it appears to be charging with its head down. Perhaps the engraver was a witness to the very games martial describes?

As mentioned above, the rhino depicted on the coin is the two-horned African species. In contrast, the Indian rhino has one horn. Pliny in his Natural Histories describes the rhinoceros as a one horned creature (although confusingly he confirms its Ethiopian origins), Martial said it had two. The rhino was so rare in Rome, Pliny had to go all the way back to the games of Pompey the Great in 55 BC to find a reference for the animal on display in the city, apparently it was a one-horned Indian rhino. At any rate, both the numismatic evidence and Martial's description coincide rather nicely to confirm that Domitian, at great expense no doubt, brought to Rome an African rhinoceros for his shows in the new Colosseum. The surviving coins featuring this fantastic beast prove how important a feat this was to the emperor.

Well centred with a lovely green patina and fine style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 19, 2019
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Mamluk (Bahri). Mamluk. Hajji I (al-Muzaffar Sayf al-Din Hajji) (747-748 A.H. = 1346-1347 A.D.)5 viewsBalog 315 Plate XII 315; SNAT Hamah 480-481; Album 943

AE fals, Hamah mint, undated: 3.13 g., 21.32 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Circular line border. Field divided by two horizontal lines (fesse). Ornament in upper and lower segments. االملك المظف (=al-Malik al-Muzaffar).

Rev.:Circular line border. Inverted linear dodekalobe, each point of arch crowned with tiny fleur-de-lis. In center: ضرب (=duriba/struck) / بحماة (bi-Hamah) in two lines.

Hajji was the sixth of Muhammad I's sons to serve as sultan, acceding to office at age 15. One year later, a group of Circassian mamluks angry at Hajji's killing of a senior Circassian emir in his retinue revolted against his rule. Hajji sought to eliminate them, but once he reached the outskirts of Cairo, his troops abandoned him. He was captured and killed. He was known for his love of sports and pigeon racing, acts which frustrated the senior Mamluk emirs who believed he neglected his duties and spent extravagant sums gambling.
StkpFeb 19, 2019
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hhj8.26.34.042 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV N-IK-OΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI, in left field CTPO/N, Emperor, in military cloak and radiate, standing left with left hand resting on upright spear, patera in right hand over flaming altar.
25 mm, 9.50 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.4
Charles MFeb 19, 2019
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