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Constantine_II_Jupitor_RIC_VII_55.jpg
Constantine II Jupitor RIC VII 550 viewsConstantine II, as Caesar, Heraclea, Follis, 321 - 324 AD, 20mm, 2.22g, RIC VII 55,
OBV: DN FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right (small head type)
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left with Victory on globe and eagle-tipped sceptre, eagle and captive at feet; X II in right field
EXE; SMHA
Rated R-1
SRukkeJan 20, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous Æ18. Bust of Tomos 2 views Obv: KTICTHC TOMOC Bust of hero Tomos r.
Rev: TOMEITΩN Herakles standing r., holding bow and lion skin, resting on club.
1 commentsancientoneJan 20, 2017
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Bithynia, Juliopolis. Gordian III, AE16.1 viewsObv: M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IO-UL-IO-PO between the masts of two standards and an aquila, LEITWN below.
ancientoneJan 20, 2017
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1 viewsFATIMID: al-Mustansir, 1036-1094, AV dinar (4.08g), Misr, AH429, A-719.1, Nicol-2104Quant.GeekJan 20, 2017
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Lydia, Tralleis. AE22. ΠYΘIA1 viewsTralles, AE22. AD 253-260.
Obv: IEΡOC ΔHMOC, head of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia.
Rev: TΡAΛΛIANΩN around prize crown inscribed ΠYΘIA.
BMC 109-110
ancientoneJan 20, 2017
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S.868 Aethelred II (Eardwulf)1 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria, second reign (844-848)
Moneyer: Eardwulf
1.16 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: EDILRED R (retrograde)
R: +E.VR.ΛΛ.LF.(retrograde)
Motif: 4/4

Eardwulf is by far the most prolific moneyer of Aethelred II's second reign. Moneyers must have been needed after almost all moneyers who worked during Redwulf's usurpation were fired/killed (like Alghere, Brother, Forthred...),
Eardwulf didn't coin for any other monarch.
DrogerJan 19, 2017
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Constantius II2 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, PDC, A behind/ Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field. AQT in ex

Aquileia 113/147
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 19, 2017
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Pannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C.1 viewsSilver tetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II, devolved laureate head of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel wreath; reverse devolved horse trotting left, pellet in circle aboveAntonivs ProttiJan 19, 2017
philippopolisCommodus.jpg
Thrace, Philippopolis. Commodus AE20.3 views
Obv: Laureate head of Commodus, r.
Rev: Nude male figure (Apollo or Bonus Eventus?) standing, l., holding patera over altar and branch.
ancientoneJan 19, 2017
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Caria, Rhodes. AE183 viewsObv: PODI WN. Radiate bust of Helios? right.
Rev: PODIWN, radiate bust of Serapis right
ancientoneJan 19, 2017
ValerianTroas.jpg
Troas, Alexandreia. Valerian I2 viewsObv: IMP LIC VALERIANVS AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL AVGO TROA, eagle standing facing on bucranium, wings spread, head right.
ancientoneJan 19, 2017
Virabhadra.jpg
Bronze Shiva Virabhadra (ca. 1600-1700) 4 viewsQuant.GeekJan 19, 2017
BCC_NA4_chert_w__scale.jpg
BCC NA43 viewsBCC NA4
Neolithic? Period
Chert Axe or Blade?
Heavily worked, tanged axe
head or blade. Convex top and
bottom, slight downturn at the tip.
Possible remains of percussion bulb
on the lower side near the tang.
8.3cm.x2.4cm.x1.5cm. 34.4gm.
Surface find, 3-4 Kilometers
SE of Caesarea Maritima, 1972.
I am still struggling to learn the
complex terminology used to describe
these artifacts. Corrections or comments
are appreciated. (click for higher res.)
v-dromeJan 18, 2017
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Kakwayhid: Faramurz (433-443AH/1041-1051AD) AV Dinar, Isbahan, 435AH (Walker-1656; Album-1592)6 viewsObv:
Obv Inner Margin:
Obv Outer Margin: لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون بنصر الله (To God belongs the order before and after; and in that day the believers shall rejoice in the help of God)

Rev:
Rev Margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى ودين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it)
Quant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Fatimid: al-'Aziz (365-386AH/975-996AD) AV Dinar, Misr, 366AH (Walker-826; Album-703)3 viewsQuant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) Æ Dam, Dogaon, 984AH (KM 28.18; Liddle Type C-1)3 viewsObv: Denomination and mint formula
Rev: Hijri date in Persian

From the collection of the late Manzoor Mirza
Quant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641 CE) Æ 6 Nummi, Alexandria (Sear-864; DOC 200; MIB 211)4 viewsObv: Large S
Rev: Palm tree with dates


Quant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Roman Imperial: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V 207; MIR 36, 731b; RSC 342 corr.)3 viewsObv: Radiate head right
Rev: Goat walking right; ς in exergue



Quant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Roman Imperial: Crispus, as Caesar (316-326 CE) Æ Follis, Treveri, 320 CE (RIC VII 251)3 viewsObv: CRISPVS-NOB CAES; Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS-EXERCIT; Two captives seated at base of trophy; STR in exergue
Quant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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1 viewsQuant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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2 viewsQuant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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1 viewsQuant.GeekJan 18, 2017
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust with spear and shield to left; Shield decorated with pegasos.
Rv: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding left, right hand raised, sceptre in left; Captive at feet of horse.
Ex: KA
Siscia
RIC 634
Julianus of PannoniaJan 18, 2017
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left1 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with steersman and five rowers; inclined mast with furled sail at prow, acrostolium type ship

23.61 gr
mm
h

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
okidokiJan 18, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos?, Tetartemorion1 viewsAsia Minor uncertain
Kyzikos, Mysia ??
AR Tetartemorion, 510-480 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar? right
Rev.: incuse punch
Ag, 0.14g, 5mm
Ref.: -
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxiJan 18, 2017
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RIC 3, p.271, 719 var. - Faustina II, Fecunditas, 6 children 5 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair tied in bun
Rev.: TEMPOR FELIC, Fecunditas standing left between four children, holding two more in arms, each with star above
Ag, 3.3g.
Ref.: RIC III 719 var. (six children instead of four, possible RIC error)
Ex Münzen&Medaillen GmbH, auction 43, lot 353
Ex Klassische Münzen Dr. Michael Brandt
1 commentsshanxiJan 18, 2017
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I. MINUCIUS C.F. AUGURINUS AR DENARIUS2 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Roma right, star behind
REVERSE: TI MINVCI C F on left, RO-MA above, AVGVRINI on right; 2 togate figures, one holding a simpulum, the other a lituus, standing by statue on column, grain ears on either side of the column
Rome, 134 BC
3.86g, 17mm
Cr243/1, Syd 494, Minucia 9
The reverse refers to a bronze monument erected outside of Portia Trigemina (at Rome) to L. Minucius Augurinus for his distribution of corn to the common people at a low price. The column and statue (a modius with corn ears) was erected at public expense some time after. Undoubtedly there are subtle issues to this reference that did not survive the passage of time.
1 commentsLegatusJan 18, 2017
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Edward III, (1327 - 1377 A.D.)14 viewsAR Groat
Pre-Treaty
O: Plain Cross, HENRIC' DI' GRA' REX ANGLIE Z FRANC, crowned facing bust, rosette and mascle stops.
R: CIVI (mascle)TAS LONDON(pinecone), long cross pattée; three pellets in angles, pinecone and double saltire stops
London Mint
28mm
4.03g
4 commentsMatJan 18, 2017
henrii.jpg
Henri II (1547 - 1559 A.D.)11 viewsAR Douzain aux croissants
France, Royal
O: A sous l'écu pour l'atelier de Paris
A/ +HENRICVS DEI G FRAMCORVM REX, Crowned shield of arms, with crowned crescents either side
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTVM , Cross of lis with crowns and H’s in alternate angles
24mm
2.36g
Duplessy 997
1 commentsMatJan 18, 2017
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Ivan “The Terrible” (1533 - 1584)22 viewsAR Kopeck
O: Tsar on horseback advancing right, thrusting spear downward.
R: Legend in Cyrillic.
Pskov mint
18mm
.69g
3 commentsMatJan 18, 2017
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S.862 Eanred (Monne)3 viewsStyca of Eanred, king of Northumbria (810-841)
Moneyer: Monne
0.90 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O: XEANRED REX
R: +MONNE
Motif: 1/1

Monne is the most prolific moneyer of stycas: he is the only one who coined successively for kings Eanred, Aethelred II, Redwulf and Osberht (typically from at least 830 to 860). One can imagine that there were several Monnes, who may have been related.
DrogerJan 17, 2017
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835 Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia20 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Radiate, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P S C
Concordia enthroned facing left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on small statue of Spes on small column, cornucopiae below throne.

12.31gr
28 mm
12h
.
Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
6 commentsokidokiJan 17, 2017
Sear-1678.jpg
Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842 CE) AV Tremissis, Syracuse (Sear 1678; DOC 27)3 viewsObv: Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Crowned bust of Theophilus facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger
Quant.GeekJan 17, 2017
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Roman Republic: C. Servilius M.f. (ca. 136 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Cr-239/1; S-116; Syd-525)7 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma facing right, wreath behind
Rev: Dioscuri galloping apart
2 commentsQuant.GeekJan 17, 2017
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Campgate: Costantino I, AE3, zecca di Heraclea, V officina2 viewsCostantino I, AE3, zecca di Heraclea, V officina
AE, gr...., mm...R2
D/ D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, testa piccola a sx
R/ PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS, campagte con tre torrette e cinque livelli, SMHε in ex
Ric VII 32
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 17 gennaio 2017, numero catalogo XXX); ex Numis-kimel (Praga, Repubblica Ceca, fino al gennaio 2017)
paoloJan 17, 2017
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Ancient Greece, Sicily: Anonymous (415-375 BCE) Æ Hemilitron (HGC 2, 1480; SNG ANS 415 ff; SNG Cop 697 ff)5 viewsObv: Signed by Euainetos (ΣY on band); Head of Arethusa left, wearing hair band and earrings, back of hair in sphendone; olive spray behind
Rev: Dolphin swimming right above, ΣYPA arched over inverted scallop shell below
Quant.GeekJan 17, 2017
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Seleukid Empire: Demetrius II (120-96 BCE) AR Drachm, Seleucia in Pieria (HGC 9, 982; SC 1927.1; SNG Spaer 1634 )5 viewsObv: Diademed head of Demetrius righ
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ; anchor upwards, lily symbol on crossbar to left
Quant.GeekJan 17, 2017
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RIC 4a, p.270, 367 - Plautilla, Pietas 5 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius, Rome
Obv.: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child.
Ag, 2,79g, 17.5mm
Ref.: RIC IVa, 367, (Hill hairstyle Eii, var.)
1 commentsshanxiJan 17, 2017
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MOESIA: Istros7 viewsHead of Acheloios Istros as a man-faced bull facing, horns and bovine ear visible, dotted border. Eagle grasping dolphion, ISTPIH above. Mint state, right?2 commentsMolinariJan 17, 2017
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0757 THRACE, Sestos, Hadrian AE 16 Lyre2 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 757; McClean 4180; Varbanov 2982.

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΗСΤΙωΝ
Lyre

2.88 gr
16 mm
h
okidokiJan 17, 2017
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Domitian RIC-57742 viewsAR Denarius, 2.73g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 577 (R2), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Ex Private Collection.

At first glance this Domitian Minerva denarius is nothing special, however, upon closer inspection one can see the obverse legend has the rare GERMAN spelling instead of the very common GERM. RIC cites only two specimens - one in Belgrade, another in a private collection. This is a very common issue from 88, but unusually it is peppered with scarce variants, such as this rare obverse legend. Other rarities include busts with aegis and a unique 5 aurei piece (subsequently stolen from Paris). Perhaps it's a special issue struck in conjunction with the Secular Games which were held in 88.

Worn, but with a fine style portrait.
3 commentsDavid AthertonJan 17, 2017
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RIC 0218 Domitianus14 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT / S-C in field; Jupiter standing left, with thunderbolt and sceptre
AE/As (28.83 mm 9.656 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 218 (C), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 302
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 16, 2017
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RIC 1208 Vespasianus12 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, Laureate head right. Glode beyond the neck.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTA - S C (in exergue), Salus seated left, with patera and sceptre
AE/Sestertius (33.55 mm 18.54 g 6h) Struck in Lugdunum (Gallia) 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1208 (C), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 16, 2017
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Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Julia Domna, Artemis3 viewsJulia Domna
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE25
Obv.: IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; behind, hound springing right.
AE, 8.68g, 25mm
Ref.: Varbanov 1045 var. (bust type).
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 43, Lot 533
shanxiJan 16, 2017
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Galba Hispania RIC I 217 viewsGalba, Silver denarius, Tarraco Mint, April to late 68 AD, 18.5mm, 3.335g, die axis 180°, RIC I 21 (R2), RSC II 80, BMCRE I 174, BnF III 10, Hunter I -, SRCV I -, F,
OBV: GALBA IMP, laureate head right, globe at tip of neck
REV: HISPANIA, Hispania standing left, draped, poppy and two stalks of grain in extended right hand, two vertical spears and round shield behind in left hand. This is the first example of this type handled by Forum.

VERY RARE
EX: Forum Ancient Coins. Ex: Jyrki Muona Collection

On the death of Caligula, Galba refused the invitation of his friends to make a bid for the empire,
and loyally served Claudius. For the first half of Nero's reign he lived in retirement, until 61, when the emperor bestowed on him the province of Hispania Tarraconensis. In the spring of 68,
at the time of Julius Vindex' insurrection in Gaul, Galba was informed of Nero's intention to put him to death. Learning of Vindex's defeat and suicide Galba hesitated to claim the throne.
He took the title caesar only after Nero's suicide and after he was told that Nymphidius Sabinus, the Praetorian Prefect, had given him his favor.
This type was struck to for Hispania to thank the province for supporting his bid for the purple.
3 commentsSRukkeJan 16, 2017
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Julia Soaemias (219 - 222 A.D.)12 viewsAr Denarius
O: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing right, holding scepter & palladium.
Rome Mint
19mm
2.64g
RIC 237, RSC 3, BMC 41
2 commentsMatJan 16, 2017
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Thrace, Bizya. Philip II, AE18. Eros4 viewsObv: M IOVL FILIPPOC KAICAP, bare head right.
Rev: BIZVHNWN, Eros standing left, leaning on & extinguishing inverted torch.
Varbanov 1606.
ancientoneJan 16, 2017
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S.865 Aethelred II (Eanred)3 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria, first reign (841-844)
Moneyer: Eanred
1.00 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +EDILRED REX
R: +EΛNRED
Motif: 1(var)/6

Eanred was a prolific moneyer of Aethelred II. He also minted for his successor Redwulf. Eanred must not be confused with Aethelred II's father, who bears the same name.
A pellet is here on the SW corner of the central cross on the obverse, which is not usual.
DrogerJan 15, 2017
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Saint Martin abbey: denier (Tours)2 viewsSaint Martin of Tours abbey
Denier (second half of the XII th century, Tours)

Billon, 0.67 g, diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 10 h
O/ +SCS MARTINVS ; châtel tournois
R/ +TVRONVS CIVI ; cross pattée

Philip II has been inspired by this coin to create the denier tournois.
DrogerJan 15, 2017
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Cilicia, Soloi. AE20.5 viewsSoli-Pompeiopolis, AE 20, 6.41g. ca 2nd-1st C. BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: SOLEWN, Bearded Dionysos, with bull’s horns, standing facing, holding kantharos and thyrsos, monograms to left.
ancientoneJan 15, 2017
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Syracuse, Sicily, under Roman rule, after 212 BC. AE20.5 viewsObv: Bust of Demeter-Core right, wearing wreath of corn-ears.
Rev: Demeter standing left, holding torch and transverse sceptre. SURAKOSIWN
SNG Cop 911
1 commentsancientoneJan 15, 2017
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Dareios of Media Atropatene or Phraates III., ca. 70 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 13,09gr., 29,15mm;
Sellw. 36.2, Shore 149var. (Phraates III), Sunrise 317 (Phraates III);
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short curly beard;

multi-turn torque w/flattened end, cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 4 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended hand, monogr. BA above bow, exergual line; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ;

ex: CNG Auction 386, # 389.
SchatzJan 15, 2017
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Artabanos I., 127 - 124 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 16,02gr., 28,9mm;
Sellw. 21.2, Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; reel-and-pellet border 7 - 13h;
rev: goddess, left, on throne, cornucopia cradled in left arm and winged goddess w/diadem on extended right hand; right and left 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOV; below goddess’ right arm monogr. Θ, in outer left field composite monogr., in exergue HΠP (year 125 BC);

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 441.
SchatzJan 15, 2017
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Artabanos II., 10 - 63 AD5 viewsBI tdr., 12,68gr., 26,31mm;
Sellw. 63.4, Shore 335, Sunrise 411var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/3-strand diadem and 2 broad ribbons; long wavy hair, droopy mustache,med.-long beard cut square at end; double necklace; cuirass; dotted border 4 - 7h;
rev.:on the right side king on horseback, left, facing goddess w/palm branch in right hand, long scepter or lance in left hand, between heads T, behind king’s head Λ, above horse’s tail N = year 27 AD, month symbol 52 for Holoos (July); a 4-line legend is visible: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) ΛPCΛK(OY), under hte exergual line (ΔIKΛIOY) (EΠ)IΦΛNOYC;

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 453.
1 commentsSchatzJan 15, 2017
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Aeolis, Aegae. AE13. Athena/Zeus1 viewsObv: AIGA EWN / Helmeted bust of Athena r.
Rev: Zeus standing, facing l., holding eagle in r. and scepter.
13mm., 1.4g.
Time of Augustus.
Magistrate Diphilos Phaita.
Unrecorded type.
ancientoneJan 15, 2017
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC7 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
1 commentsSchatzJan 15, 2017
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Vologases IV., 147 -191 AD3 viewsBI tdr., 13,21gr., 28,4mm;
Sellw. 84.13, Shore 427, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, complete set of hooks on crest and very long, backward bent ear flap, horn on side; temple lock, mustache, long beard clipped at end; 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons; triple necklace w/center beads, earring; cuirass; B in right field; dotted border 8-11,13-16h;
rev: king on throne, left, receiving diadem from facing goddess; year ΔΞΥ (152 AD) between heads, month AΠΕΛΑΙ(ΟΥ)(Nov.) under exergual line. 5 of 7-line legend visible: BACIΛ(EΩΣ) BACIΛ(EΩN) (APCAKOY) (OLA)ΓACO(Y) ΔIKAI(OY) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); test cut in center;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN
SchatzJan 15, 2017
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Gotarzes II tetradrachm3 views(14.16 gm; 28 mm). Minted at Seleucia on the Tigris in month Apellaios, year 358 SE (AD. 46). Diademed bust left / Gotarzes seated right, receiving wreath from Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia; (year) above. Sellwood 65.8var.; Shore 361; Sunrise 416.

Upon the death of their father Artabanos III, Vardanes I (the principal heir) and Gotarzes II contested for the kingship. Vardanes was eventually successful, but was murdered shortly thereafter. Like his father, Gotarzes’ subsequent rule was primarily consumed with internal strife. Also like his father, his primary rivals were supported by Rome as well as some of the Iranian nobility. He was ultimately successful, but his rule accomplished little, as the constant strife continued the overall slow decline of the Parthian kingdom.
1 commentsThatParthianGuyJan 15, 2017
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Caria, Kaunos. AE102 viewsObv: Diademed head of Alexander the Great r.
Rev: Filleted cornucopia, K-AY(ligate).
309-189 BC.
BMC 12.
ancientoneJan 15, 2017
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Trèves - 1er Emission - (fin 271) - VICTORIA AVG1 viewsIMP C G P ESVVIVS TETRICVS AVG
VICTORIA AVG
EG 256
CUNETIO 2580
RIC 140
ELMER 747
AGK 13a
de Witte 154
Cohen 184
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Trèves - 2720 viewsDenier
1,67 g
C P ES TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENTVT
Cohen ...
Elmer...
Schulte...
J.-P. Garnier, Monnayage d’or de Tétricus II: un aureus et un ”billon” nouveaux, BSFN 2004/8, S. 206-209, Abb. 4 (cet exemplaire)
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Trèves - 5e Emission - (premier trimestre 271) - FORTVNA AVG0 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
FORTVNA AVG
EG ...
Cunetio ...
RIC 46
Elmer ...
AGK 25
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Cologne - 2e Emission - (fin 269 - mi 270) - SALVS AVG0 viewsVICTORINVS P F AVG
SALVS AVG
EG 238
Cunetio ...
RIC 69
Elmer 735
AGK 21g
de Witte ..
Cohen ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Cologne - 3e Emission - (mi - fin 270) - PIETAS AVG1 viewsIMP VICTORINVS P F AVG
PIETAS AVG
la Piété voilée
EG 243
CUNETIO ...
RIC ...
(ELMER 742)
AGK 16b
de Witte 65
Cohen 83
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Trèves - 3e Emission - 1er Phase - (270) - INVICTVS AVG1 viewsIMP CAES VICTORINVS P F AVG
INVICTVS
* dans le champ gauche
EG 195
CUNETIO 2528
RIC ...
ELMER 676
AGK 9c
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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3e Emission - (263-265) - Trèves - FORTVNA REDVX0 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
FORTVNA REDVX
EG 38
CUNETIO 2408
RIC 62
ELMER 315
AGK 24
de Witte 65
Cohen 83
PYLJan 15, 2017
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1er Emission - 1er Phase - (mi 260) - Trèves - SALVS PROVINCIARVM0 viewsIMP C M CASS LAT POSTIMVS P F AVG (sic)
SALVS PROVINCIARVM
variante divinité fluviale sans cornes
EG 1
CUNETIO 2367
ELMER 117
AGK 87a
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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VICTORIA AVG0 views14,03g - 29mm
sesterce
atelier officiel
VIRTVS POSTVMI AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 111
de Witte 313
Cohen 388
RIC 171
Elmer 251
PYLJan 15, 2017
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FELICITAS PVBLICA0 views22,70g - 32mm
double-sesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
FELICITAS PVBLICA
Bastien 24
de Witte 44
Cohen 53
RIC 122
Elmer 201
PYLJan 15, 2017
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VICTORIA AVG0 views19,55g - 34mm
double-sesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
surfrappe Bastien 34 et Bastien 102
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postumus: antonianus (P M TR P IIII COS III P P)1 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurpator) (260-269)
Antonianus : P M TR P IIII COS III P P (3ème émission, 1èr phase, 263-265, Trèves)

Billon (150 ‰), 4.27 g, diameter 21 mm, axe 1 h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ PP M TR P IIII COS III PP; Mars walking right with spear and trophy.
DrogerJan 15, 2017
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VICTORIA AVG0 views17,71g - 31mm
double-sesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Bastien 34
de Witte ...
Cohen 394
RIC 175
Elmer 205
PYLJan 15, 2017
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VIRTVS AVG0 views14,96g - 27mm
sesterce
atelier officiel
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
Bastien 4
de Witte 357
Cohen 429
RIC 181
Elmer ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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EXERCITVS VAG0 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier II
17.29g - 31mm
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
EXERCITVS VAG (sic)
SC
Bastien 141
de Witte 30
Cohen 37
RIC 117
Elmer ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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HERC DEVSONIEMSA0 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier II
10.34g - 28mm
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
HERC DEVSONIEMSA (sic)
proche du Bastien 311
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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VICTORIA AVG SC0 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier II
16.50g - 29mm
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
SC
Bastien 252
de Witte 319a
Cohen 380
RIC 169
Elmer 253
PYLJan 15, 2017
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LAETITIA AVG0 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier II
24.30g - 33mm
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG
LAETITIA AVG
proche du Bastien 297 le mât porte des fanions
de Witte 137
Cohen 184
RIC 207
Elmer ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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IOVI PROPVGNATORI0 viewsdouble-sesterce
atelier II
10.03g - 21-27mm
C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG (sic)
IOVI PROPVGNATORI
Bastien 176
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
RIC ...
Elmer ...
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
LAETITIA AVG CC
5.08g - 22mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
VICTORIA AVG
8.71g - 23mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
FIDES MILITVM
6.36g - 24mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
FIDES MILITVM
2.88g - 17mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
non identifié
4.63g - 22mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
P M TR P COS II P P
6.58g - 21mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsdouble-sesterce réduit
VICTORIAE AVG
5.39g - 23mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsVIRTVS AVG
4.82g
26mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsPAX AVG
4.38g
19mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsHERCVLI DEVSONIENSI au lieu de HERC DEVSONIENSI
2.93g
18mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsSALVS PROVINCIARVM
2.04g
21mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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Postume0 viewsSALVS PROVINCIARVM
3.14g
20mm
F P au lieu de P F
PYLJan 15, 2017
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RIC 2871 viewsLicinius II
officine S
3,13g
18-19mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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RIC 2750 viewsConstantin II
officine S
2,88g
16mm
PYLJan 15, 2017
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EG.19 Postumus: antonianus (Laetitia Avg)1 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurpator) (260-269)
Antonianus : Laetitia Avg (1st emission, 3rd phase, 261, Trèves)

Billon (200 ‰), 3.63 g, diameter 23 mm, axe 1h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ LAETITIA/AVG; galley left with 4 rowers and pilot
DrogerJan 15, 2017
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Abbasid Caliphate: al-Mansur (136-158AH/754-775AD) or al-Mahdi (158-169AH/775-785AD) AV Dinar, NM, 158AH (Album-212; Mitchiner-154)3 viewsObv: لا إله إلا / الله وحده / لا شريك له (There is no god but Allah alone. There are no others with Him)
Obv Margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.)
Rev: محمد / رسول / الله (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah)
Rev Margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر سنة ثمان و خمسين و مئة (In the name of Allah, this dinar was struck in the year fifty-eight and one hundred)
Quant.GeekJan 15, 2017
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Abbasid Caliphate: al-Mahdi (158-169AH/775-785AD) AV Dinar, NM, 160AH (Album-214; Mitchiner-154)5 viewsObv: لا إله إلا / الله وحده / لا شريك له (There is no god but Allah alone. There are no others with Him)
Obv Margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.)
Rev: محمد / رسول / الله (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah)
Rev Margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر سنة ستين و مئة (In the name of Allah, this dinar was struck in the year sixty and one hundred)
Quant.GeekJan 15, 2017
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Lydia, Hypaepa. AE18, Magistrate Jul. Menandros.7 viewsObv: EΠ IOYΛ MENANΔΡOY, bearded head of Herakles right.
Rev: YΠAIΠHNΩN, Asklepios standing facing, in long chiton and chlamys, leaning on serpent-entwined staff.
Magistrate Jul. Menandros.
138-161.
BMC 4-5.
1 commentsancientoneJan 15, 2017
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Roman Imperial, Magnentius (350-353 AD) AE2, Lugdunum mint, 4.7g, 23mm2 viewsRoman Imperial, Magnentius (350-353 AD) AE2, Lugdunum mint, 4.7g, 23mm

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 supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. SV in lower centre, RPLG in exergue.

REF: RIC VII 128, LRBC 223

Ex: Aegean Numismatics
Gil-galadJan 14, 2017
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Manuel I, AD 1143-11800 viewsBillon Aspron Trachy 30x26mm, 3.3g,6h; Constantinople mint, AD 1167-1180
Obv.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; stars above throne arms.
Rev.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠOTHC; The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Reference: Sear 1966
From the YOC Collection, 17-11-40
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Helena Augusta, AD 324-328/300 viewsÆ Reduced Centenionalis, 14mm, 1.6g, 12h; Trier mint, AD 337-340.
Obv.: FL IVL HE-LENA AVG; Diademed and mantled bust right wearing necklace.
Rev.: PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, olive branch pointed down in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand // TRS branch
Reference: RIC VIII 90, p. 144
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Constantine I, AD 306-3371 viewsÆ Follis, 17mm, 2.4g, 12h; Trier mint, AD 332-333.
Obv.: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them with thin pointed banners // TR•P
Reference: RIC VII 537, p. 216
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Time of Constantine I and Sons 1 viewsÆ Reduced Follis, 15mm, 2.8g, 6h; Lugdunum, AD 330-331.
Obv.: VRBS ROMA; Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma to left.
Rev.: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; above, two stars // •PLG
Reference: RIC VII 247, r1, p.138
From the YOC Collection, 17-10-35
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Diocletian, AD 284-3050 viewsÆ Follis, 29mm, 11.1g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 303-305.
Obv.: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust left.
Rev.: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI; Genius standing left by altar, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. Star in right field // PLG
Reference: RIC VI 175a, p. 253
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Maximianus, first reign, AD 286-3050 viewsÆ Follis, 26mm, 9.5g, 12h; Trier mint, 296-297.
Obv.: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; Laureate head right.
Rev.: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left; B-Γ//TR.
Reference: RIC VI 170b, p. 181
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Quintillus, AD 2700 viewsÆ Antoninianus, 18mm, 3.4g, 12h; Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP C M AVR QVINTILLVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: AETERNIT AVG; Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding a globe; N in left field.
Reference: RIC Va 7, p. 240
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Victorinus, AD 268-2700 viewsÆ Antoninianus, 17mm, 2.0g, 6h; Southern mint.
Obv.: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG; Radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SALVS AVG; Salus feeding serpent rising from altar.
Reference: RIC Vb 71, p. 393
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Postumus, AD 260-2691 viewsAR Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.0g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 260-261.
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VICT-ORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, holding palm in left hand and wreath in right hand; captive at feet.
Reference: RIC Vb 89, p. 344
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
17-09-55
1 commentsJohn AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Gallienus, AD 253-2680 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 20mm, 2.8g, 12h; Rome mint (Siscia in RIC)
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev.: FORTVNA REDVX; Fortuna standing left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, ς in r. field.
Reference: RIC Va 572, p. 181
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Gallienus, AD 253-268 0 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.4g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS AVG; Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe; Γ in left field.
Reference: RIC Va 160, p. 144
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 14, 2017
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Caligula As RIC 381 viewsCaligula AE As, Vesta reverse
Caligula (37-41 AD),Rome 37-38 AD.
Obv. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head of Caligula left.
Rev. VESTA / S - C, Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on ornamental throne, holding patera and long transverse sceptre.
RIC I, 38.
Ruslan KJan 14, 2017
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus I Soter, tetradrachm16 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 – 261
Tetradrachm, Seleucia on Tigris 281-261 BC, AR 17.09 g. Diademed head r. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ – ANT – IOXOY; Apollo seated l. on omphalos, holding arrow in r. hand and resting the l. on bow set r. on ground; in r. and l. field, monograms. ESM 177. SC 379.6c. SNG Spaer 296.
ex NAC, Auction 97, lot 302, ex CNG sale 99, 2015, 324
6 commentsareichJan 14, 2017
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As Tarraco circa RIC 442 viewsAs Tarraco circa January-June 69, ? 29.5mm., 10.73g. Laureate head l., globe at point of bust.
Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas standing facing, head r., holding pileus and scepter. RIC 44. C 75 BMC 106 note.

Attractive dark green patina.
Ruslan KJan 14, 2017
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Constantius II (RIC 506 var., #725)0 viewsRIC 506 var. (C3), Billon Centenionalis, Trier, 327-328 AD.
OBV: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, shield on left shoulder (variant bust).
REV: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Campgate with two turrets, star above.
SIZE: 18.9mm, 3.12g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Commodus (RIC 400 var., #724)0 viewsRIC 400 var. (Common), AE Sestertius, Rome, 183-184 AD.
OBV: M COMMODVS ANTININVS AVG PIVS; Laureate head right.
REV: TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P S C (variant text); Minerva advancing right, holding shield and brandishing javelin.
SIZE: 31.9mm, 24.42g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Nerva (RIC 87, #723)0 viewsRIC 87 (Common), Orichalcum Dupondius, Rome, 97 AD.
OBV: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P; Radiate head right.
REV: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C; Libertas standing lesft holding pileus and sceptre.
SIZE: 27.1mm, 13.10g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Agrippina Sr. (RIC 55, #722)1 viewsRIC 55 (Common), AE Sestertius, Rome, 37-41 AD.
OBV: AGRIPPINA M F MAT CAESARIS AVGVSTI; Draped bust right.
REV: S P Q R MEMORIAE AGRIPPINAE; Carpentum drawn left by two mules.
SIZE: 35.6mm, 24.56g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Macrinus (RIC 156, #721)0 viewsMacrinus RIC 156 (Scarce), AE AS, Rome, 217 AD.
OBV: IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P S C; Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae.
SIZE: 24.4mm, 9.38g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Pupienus (RIC 22, #720)0 viewsRIC 22 (Scarce), Orichalcum Sestertius, Rome, 238 AD.
OBV: IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
REV: PAX PVBLICA; Pax seated left, raising olive-branch in right hand, sceptre in left.
SIZE: 31.8mm, 15.74g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Titus, under Vespasian (RIC 784, #719)0 viewsRIC 784 (Common), Copper AS, Lyons, 77-78 AD.
OBV: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Laureate head right.
REV: IVDAEA CAPTA S C; Judea seated under palm-tree, captured arms behind.
SIZE: 28.5mm, 10.52g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Caligula (RIC 37, #718)1 viewsRIC 37 (Rare), Orichalcum Sestertius, Rome, 37-38 AD.
OBV: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT; Laureate head left.
REV: S P Q R / P P / OB CIVES / SERVATOS; Four lines of text in a wreath.
SIZE: 36.5mm, 27.80g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Julius Caesar (RSC I 12, #717)0 viewsRSC I 12, AR Denarius, North Africa Mint, 47 - 46 BC.
OBV: Diademed head of Venus right, wearing necklace, hair rolled back.
REV: CAESAR; Aeneas walking left, nude, carrying his father, Anchises, on his left shoulder, palladium in right hand.
SIZE: 18.3mm, 3.76g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Constantine I (RIC 108, Coin #716)0 viewsRIC 108 (C), AE4, Antioch, 335-337AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; Rosette-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS (SMANΔ); Two soldiers standing facing with one standard between them.
SIZE: 19.9mm, 1.86g
MaynardGeeJan 14, 2017
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Richard I: denier (Poitou)2 viewsRichard I (Richard the Lionheart): king of England (1189-1199) and count of Poitiers (1169-1196 and 1198-1199)
Denier (1169-1199, Poitou)

Billon, 1.01 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 11h
O: +RICARDVS REX; cross pattée
R: (ringlet)/PIC/TAVIE/NSIS

Pictaviensis means "from Poitou"
DrogerJan 14, 2017
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Louis IV: denier (Angoulême)2 viewsAs Louis d'Outremer, king of the Franks (936-954)
Immobilized denier (10th-12th century)

Billon, 0.81 g, 18.5 mm diameter, die axis 9h
O: +LODOICVS; cross pattée
R: +EGOLISSIME; 4 rings around a small cross pattée

This type of coin was immobilized from the end of the 10th century till the 13th century by the counts of Angoulême.
DrogerJan 14, 2017
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Hugh Magnus: denier (Orléans)2 viewsHugh Magnus (Hugues de France in french) (1007-1025)
Denier (Orléans)

Billon, 1.28 g, diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 12h
O: +D-I DEXTRA BE; city gate with an H on the left, a V below, a G on the right and a O on the top
R: +AVRELIANIS CIVITAS; cross pattée

Hugh was the elder son of Robert II (the Pious), second capetian king of the Franks (996-1031). Hugues was crowned as an associate king in 1017. However, he died before his father and consequently he never ruled. No other son of a king of France had been called Hugh.

The obverse legend is a Christian one: dei dextra benedictus (blessed on God's right). As usual for Orléans mint, the I after the L in Avrelianis is in the angle.
DrogerJan 14, 2017
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2 viewsQuant.GeekJan 14, 2017
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Caracalla AE 21 - Seleuceia Pieria1 viewsSeleuceia Pieria
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria
Caracalla
Obv.: […]
Laureate head right
Rev.: C […] IЄPAC […] ΚЄΡΑΥNIOC
Thunderbolt on cushion, placed on stool
21 mm, 5.97 gr, 5 h
BMC Greek (Galatia etc.) 276, 56 (Pl. XXXIII, 6); Mionnet V, p. 279, 909
Vladimir PJan 14, 2017
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Postumus Virtus RIC 5b 930 viewsPostumus, Trier, 262 AD, **mm, 4.02g, RIC 5b 93, RSC 419, Sear 10998
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Postumus Jupitor RIC 5b 3110 viewsPostumus, Lugdunum, 260 - 261 AD, 2.77g, RIC 5b 311, RSC 161a
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: IOVI VICTORI, Jupitor standing right, hurling thunderbolt
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Valerian I Oriens RIC 5a 120 viewsValerian I, Lyons, 257 - 258 AD, 4.3g, 21mm, RSC 143a, Sear 9950, RIC 5a 12
OBV: VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: ORIENS AVGG, Sol walking left, holding whip and raising right hand.
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Postumus Fides RIC 5b 3800 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.0g, 259 - 258 AD, RIC 5b 380, Sear 10940, Cohen 67
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two standards.
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Postumus Victoria RIC 5b 890 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, 3.8g, 22mm, 259 - 268 AD, RIC 5b 89, RSC 377, Sear 10996
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, captive at foot
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Postumus Moneta RIC 5b 750 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, Cologne, 262 - 265 AD, 4.29g, 22mm, RIC 5b 75, RSC 199, Sear 10962.
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, dra;ped and cuirassed bust right
REV: Monets standing left, holding cornucopia and scales
SRukkeJan 14, 2017
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Mixed lot of Roman, Byzantine, Arab-Sassanian, Vietnam cash, modern German coins4 viewsMixed lot of Roman, Byzantine, Arab-Sassanian, Vietnam cash, modern German coins

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galadJan 14, 2017
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Roman Imperial, Roma City Commemorative (330-337 AD) AE3, Antioch mint4 viewsRoman Imperial, Roma City Commemorative (330-337 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: VRBS ROMA, Helmeted head of Roma left, in imperial mantle, and ornamental necklace.

Reverse: No legend. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, circle of dots on wolf's shoulder, two stars above. Mintmark SMANΘ.

Reference: RIC VII Antioch 91/113

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
1 commentsGil-galadJan 14, 2017
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RPC II 2256 Domitianus9 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOY HI BA AΓΡΙΠΠA, Nike standing right, left foot on helmet, writing on shield resting on her left knee
AE19 (19.29 mm 7.15 g 12h) Struck 77-78 A.D. in Caesarea Paneas (Judaea)
RPC II 2256
FlaviusDomitianusJan 13, 2017
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Thraco-Macedonian - AR hemiobol0 viewsuncertain mint in Thraco-Macedonian region
c. 500 - 450 BC
head of ram right
kantharos within incuse square
Tzamalis 50.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Theodosius II - AE 40 views???
425 - 435 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Victory facing, holding wreath in each hand
CONCORDI AVG
???
RIC X (431-439)?
1,10g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Thasos - AR hemiobol0 viewsc. 463 - 411 BC
dolphin left
••
quadripartite incuse square
Le Rider 10; SNG Cop -; BMC 23 var (no pellets)
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Thasos - AR trihemiobol1 viewsc. 411-350
Satyr holding kantharos, kneeling left; grasshopper left
amphora
ΘAΣ_IΩN
Vgl. Lanz: Auktion 82 (24.11.1997) Nr. 110; Auction 114 (26.05.2003) Nr. 80
0,73g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Teos - AR tetartemorion1 views475-450 BC
seated griffin right, rising leg
quadrate incuse square
SNG Kayhan 601
0,29g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Ophrynion - AE0 views350 - 300 BC
bearded head of Hector facing slightly right wearing triple crested helmet
infant Dionysos right holdig bunch of grape
OΦPY
SNG Cop 456; SNGvA 1559; SNG München 299, BMC Troas p. 75, 4
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Lysimacheia - AE 111 views309-220 BC
helmeted head of Athena right
legend within grain-wreath
ΛY
SNG Cop. 921
1,24g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Kyme - AR hemiobol1 views480-450 BC
head of eagle left
KY
quadripartite incuse square
SNG Cop 31; Klein 333.
0,42g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Kolophon - AE 130 views320 - 294 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
horse right
MHTPOΔΩPOΣ
KOΛ
Cf. Kinns 125-32; SNG von Aulock 7915
1,61g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Kolone - AR hemiobol0 views5th or 4th century BC
head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet
star ornament within incuse square
Cf. Gorny & Mosch 176, 1246; Peus 407, 2012, 485; Auktion Hauck & Aufhäuser 15, 2000, Nr.96 f; Naumann 8/134; SNG Kayhan II vgl. 1583
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Halikarnassos - AR hemiobol0 viewsc. 400 - 340 BC
head of ram right
head of young male right
?
SNG Helsinki 873; SNG Kayhan 996, SNG Keckmann 868.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Ekkarra - AE 131 viewsc. 325-320 BC
laureate head of Zeus left
Artemis standing left, leaning on scepter
EKKA_PPEI
Liampi, Ekkarra 47 (V13/R25); BM 1933.2.14.325
1,90g
ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Apollonia Pontica - AR diobol1 viewsc. 4th century BC
facing laureate head of Apollo
anchor upside down; crayfish right
A
Topalov Apollonia p. 386, 4; SNG BM 167; SNG Stancomb 41; SNG Cop 459
1,20g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Abdera - AR obol0 views473 - 448 BC
seated griffin left rising leg
quadripartite incuse square
May 191; SNG Cop. 312 ff.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Abdera - AR hemiobol0 views475 - 448 BC
forepart of gryffin left
scallop shell within insuce square
May 198-9; SNG Copenhagen 319
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2017
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Roman Imperial, Constantine II (337-348 AD) AE3, Antioch mint0 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantine II (337-348 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers flanking one standard. Mintmark: SMAN(?)

Reference: RIC VII Antioch 109

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadJan 13, 2017
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RIC 0464 Domitianus12 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right
Rev: IOVI VICTORI / SC, (in exergue); Jupiter seated left,with Victory and sceptre
AE/Sestertius (36.89 mm 26.41 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 464 (R), BMCRE - BNF unlisted
ex Aureo & Calicò Auction 285-2 lot 3065
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 13, 2017
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RIC 0647 Domitianus14 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right
Rev: FIDEI PVBLICAE / S C (in field), Fides standing right holding two grain ears, a poppy and a basket of fruits
AE/As (28.94 mm 10.442 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.
RIC 647 (R), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 451
Purchased from Den of Antiquity, from the John Casey collection
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 13, 2017
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Roman Imperial: Antoninus Pius (138-161 CE) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC 202b; BMC 736; RSC 825)7 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P; laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII; Tranquillitas standing facing, head right, holding rudder and grain ears
2 commentsQuant.GeekJan 13, 2017
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Roman Imperial: Julia Domna, Augusta (193-217 CE), Rome, under Caracalla (211-215 CE) AR Denarius (RIC 379c; BMC 10; RSC 105)5 viewsObv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; draped bust of Julia Domna right
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA; Luna driving galloping biga left
2 commentsQuant.GeekJan 13, 2017
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Constantius II10 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var (headwear)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 12, 2017
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Constans7 viewsConstans, AE23. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor on galley left, holding Victory on globe and labarum, Victory seated to right at the helm. Mintmark: TRP.
Trier
RIC VIII 219

Ex Bridgnorth 2007
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 12, 2017
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Constantinopolis Commemorative6 views

City Commemorative, AE Follis. Lyons. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left wearing imperial mantle and holding spear / No legend, Victory standing facing, foot on prow, holding sceptre and resting left hand on shield. Mintmark: PLG. RIC VII Lyons 241; Sear 16445. R1
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 12, 2017
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3095 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus2 viewsReference. very rare
RPC 3, 3095 (Henseler coll.); Metcalf-; Sydenham, Caesarea -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.; in the field, star, l. and crescent, r.

6.54 gr
21 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiJan 12, 2017
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763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter3 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
laureate head right

Rev.IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

25.05 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
okidokiJan 12, 2017
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 131/132, Hadrian, Sarapis 4 viewsHadrian
Egypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear
Rev.: Sarapis seated, l., holding sceptre; to l., Cerberus, LI Ϛ (year 16=131/132)
Ref.: Dattari 1478
shanxiJan 12, 2017
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Domitian RIC-18426 viewsAR Denarius, 2.93g
Rome mint, 84 AD
RIC 184 (R2), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
Ex Private Collection.

In 82 AD when Domitian overhauled the mint and increased the fineness of the denarius, he also apparently brought in new engravers who began working in a more elaborate, idealised style. The second denarius issue of 84 is the first to employ the new style and it would dominate the denarius issues for the rest of Domitian's reign. Domitian adopted the title GERMANICVS in the first issue of 84, shortening it to GERMANIC here in the second issue, all of which are extremely rare. This denarius from that second issue is a fine example of the new idealised style with its large portrait and delicately rendered features. RIC cites two specimens of the type, none of which are in the BM or Paris. Notably, the coin is a detectorist find from outside the boundaries of the Empire in Eastern Europe.

Darkly toned and somewhat porous (which accounts for the low weight).
4 commentsDavid AthertonJan 12, 2017
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Calabria Tarentum AR Nomos 18mm 6.48g 6h 240-228 BC8 viewsWarrior on horseback rearing right holding crowning Nike in right hand,and reins in left.Monogram to left in two lines KANNIK PATHE.Rev Phalanthos riding dolphin left holding crowning Nike and cradling trident,monogram to right.
Vlasto 963-70,HN Italy 1059. EX Elvria Elisa Clain Stefanell collection,known as the Demarete collection.
Period of Roman Alliance
2 commentsGrant HJan 11, 2017
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Byzantine Empire, Constantine X and Eudocia (1059-1067 AD) AE follis, Constantinople mint3 viewsByzantine Empire, Constantine X and Eudocia (1059-1067 AD) AE follis, Constantinople mint

Obverse: +EMMA NOVHA IC-XC, Christ standing facing and holding gospels.

Reverse: EVΔO AVΓ - + R Θ KWN T ΔK ( or similar), Eudocia and Constantine X facing, holding a labrum on base with three steps.

Reference: SB 1853

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadJan 11, 2017
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II (641-668 AD) AE follis2 viewsByzantine Empire, Constans II (641-668 AD) AE follis

Obverse: Crowned and wearing chlamys, no beard, standing facing, holding long cross and cross on globe.

Reverse: Large lowercase M, horizontal line underneath, field mark right and left, cross above.

Reference:

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadJan 11, 2017
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Byzantine Empire, Anonymous, Nicephorus III (1078-1081 AD), AE Follis Class I5 viewsByzantine Empire, Anonymous, Nicephorus III (1078-1081 AD), AE Follis Class I

Obverse: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels.

Reverse: Latin cross with X at centre, globe and two dots at the ends of each arm, crescent at top left and right, floral ornaments at lower left and right.

Reference: SB 1889

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
2 commentsGil-galadJan 11, 2017
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Byzantine Empire, Anonymous, Romanus IV (1068-1071 AD) AE Follis Class G3 viewsByzantine Empire, Anonymous AE Follis Class G

Attributed to Romanus IV (1068-1071 AD)

Obverse: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels within a border of dots.

Reverse: MP-QV, Bust of Mary with hands raised within a border of dots.

Reference: SB 1867

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadJan 11, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Hadrian, Telesphorus3 viewsHadrian
Pergamon, Mysia
Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn
AE 16, AD 118
Obv.: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ, laureate head of Hadrian, with drapery on left shoulder
Rev.: [ΠΕΡΓΑ С]ΤΡΑ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩ(ΝΟ), ΤΟ Β, Telesphorus standing facing
AE, 2.66g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC III 1734 (same reverse die)
1 commentsshanxiJan 11, 2017
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag, EPI monogram16 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Anonymous issue
First century
Obv.: IЄPOKAICAPЄωN, draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: ЄΠΙ ΚΑΠΙΤωΝOC ΑΡΞΙΕΡЄωC, forepart of stag right, EPI monogram instead of the usual IEP (error)
AE, 3.76g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC 2390 var. (mongram)
shanxiJan 11, 2017
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Caracalla AE 25 - Parium2 viewsParium
Mysia
Caracalla
Obv.: M AVR ANTONINVS CAI (sic)
Bareheaded and draped bust right
Rev.: […]
She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus
25 mm, 7.31 gr, 6 h
CNG Elec. Auc. 387 (11/2016), lot 290 (same dies); Unpublished in standard references
Vladimir PJan 11, 2017
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Manuel I, (1143-1180 A.D.)36 viewsBillon Trachy
O.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; no stars; in field / IC – XC
R.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠ; the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger; M above Mary's outstretched hand.
Constantinople mint, 1167 - 1183 A.D.
28mm
4.1g
SB 1966
2 commentsMatJan 10, 2017
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2137 IONIA Miletus. Hadrian AE 16 Lion18 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2137; Winterthur 3087;

Magistrate Fl. Zô.

Obv. СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΕΠΙ Φ ΖΩ ΜΙΛΗ
Lion right, looking left; above, star.

3.06 gr
16 mm
h
okidokiJan 10, 2017
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Vespasian Mars denarius52 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head left

COS VIII
Mars standing left, holding spear and trophy

Rome, 77-8 AD

2.97g

RIC II 937; RSC 125

Amazing iridescent rainbow toning.

Ex-Ancient treasures

8 commentsJay GT4Jan 10, 2017
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Septimius Severus - Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE17 H/J 8.14.6.9 var.15 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE17 (assarion) minted in Nicopolis ad Istrum, 193-211; 3.16 g, 17 mm; obv. AV KEC C - CEYHPOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; rev. NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTP, Bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos. Hristova/Jekov 8.14.6.9 var. (same reverse); not in Varbanov.
Notes: ex H.D. Rauch Sommerauktion, lot 715
4 commentsBartosz AJan 10, 2017
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Septimius Severus - Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE19 Varbanov 24669 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE19 (assarion) minted in Nicopolis ad Istrum, ca. 202-211; 3.37 g, 19 mm; Obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHPOC, Laureate head right; rev. NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP, Bull standing left. Hristova/Jekov 8.14.53.1; Varbanov 2466.
Notes: ex Numismatik Naumann 41, lot 393
Bartosz AJan 10, 2017
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Geta - Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE16 H/J 8.22.16.313 viewsGeta as Caesar, AE17 (assarion) minted in Nicopolis ad Istrum AD 198-209; 2.33 g, 17 mm; obv. A C KAI - ΓETAC, bare-headed bust right; NIKOΠOΛ ΠPOC IC, winged figure of Thanatos, leaning on inverted torch set on altar. Hristova/Jekov 8.22.16.3.1 commentsBartosz AJan 10, 2017
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Gordian III - Nicopolis ad Istrum, Hristova/Jekov 8.36.9.213 viewsGordian III (238-244) and Sabinus Modestus, consular legate (AD 241-244), AE29 minted in Nicopolis ad Istrum; 14.30 g; 29 mm; obv. AYT K. M. ANTΩ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC,
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; rev. VΠ CAB MOΔЄCTOV NIKOΠOΛЄITΩN / Π/P/O/C /ICTPON, Nike advancing left, holding palm and tropaion. Hristova/Jekov 8.36.9.2.
1 commentsBartosz AJan 10, 2017
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Flaviopolis, Domitian, Kronos 4 viewsDomitian
Cilicia, Flaviopolis
AE17, dated Dated CY 17 (89/90 AD).
Obv.: ΔΟΜЄΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate head right
Rev.: ЄΤΟVC ΖΙ ΦΛΑVΙΟΠΟΛЄΙΤωΝ, veiled head of Kronos right, harpa at his shoulder
AE, 2.60g, 17mm
Ref.: SNG Levante 1531, RPC II 1760, SNG von Aulock 5558.
1 commentsshanxiJan 10, 2017
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Alexius III (1195 - 1203 A.D.)7 viewsBillon Trachy
O: IC-XC, + KE HQEI Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll & raising hand in benediction.
R: [ALEZIW ECP TW KWCTANTI] Alexius & St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara, globe cross between.
Constantinople mint
2.62g
30mm
Sear 2013
1 commentsMatJan 10, 2017
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Raymond II - III Bi Denier0 views RAYMOND II-III
(1137-1187)
BI denier
Obverse: + RAMVNDVS COMS, cross pattée, pellet in 1st and 2nd quarters
Reverse: + CIVITAS TRIPOLIS, eight-rayed star with pellets above crescent. Mint: Tripoli
Minted: ca. late 1140s-1164
Dia: 16.3 mm
Wt: 0.87 g, (7 h )
Notes: F/F, weak strike in places; Ex Agora Auctions Electronic Auction 52, Lot #52-298; 23/03/2016.
Ref: CCS 6-8; Metcalf 509
jimbomarJan 10, 2017
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Raymond III Tripoli Pougeoise13 viewsRAYMOND III

(1152-1187)

Star and crescent pougeoise Type 4a

Obverse:  Crescent and eight-pointed star with CIVITAS TRIPOLIS legend for Tripoli mint
Reverse: Triple annulet ended cross over cross with annulet and crescent on each arm
Mint: Tripoli
Minted: 1164-1173
Wt:1.28 grams
Notes: VF/F; Ex Timeline Auctions; Auction 25 - 27/02/2016, Lot 2274
jimbomarJan 10, 2017
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WILLIAM OF VILLEHARDOUIN (1245 - 1278) Reverse0 viewsReverse: COR-INT-VOm (N appearing as H, Om ligate), fortified castle, surmounted by a cross flanked by pellets abovejimbomarJan 10, 2017
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WILLIAM OF VILLEHARDOUIN (1245 - 1278) AE Obole 0 viewsObverse: G. P. - AC-CA-IE, long cross, extending beyond inner circular border and dividing legend
jimbomarJan 10, 2017
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Maximinus I 8 views
Maximinus I Denarius. 236 AD. 2.81g
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / P M TR P II COS P P, Maximinus standing between two legionary standards RIC 3, RSC 55, BMC 77
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 10, 2017
Alexander_I~2.jpg
Alexander I Balas 152 - 145 B.C.2 views Alexander I Balas 152 - 145 B.C. Ar drachm 17.1~17.8mm. 3.43g. Obv: Diademed head right. Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on grounded bow. Symbol: (outer left) cornucopia. SC 1785ddwauJan 10, 2017
V847c.jpg
Vespasian RIC-847(2)16 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 76 AD
RIC 847 (C2), BMC 180, RSC 121
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle with wings spread, standing front on low garlanded base, head l.
Acquired from Marc Walter, December 2016.

RIC describes this type as eagle with thunderbolt in claws. More commonly this type is seen without thunderbolt, as seen here. Oddly, it is not mentioned that there are two different variants in the catalogue.

Struck on a large flan in good mid-period style.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJan 10, 2017
VespasianProw2.jpg
Uncertain mint. Vespasian AE18. Prow 10 viewsUncertain mint, Vespasian head laureate l., OYE ... KAISAR S / Prow l., EPI[..]DIONYSI...
RPC 2.2805 = Lindgren 3.1661 (only catalogued specimen).
2 commentsancientoneJan 10, 2017
Providentia_cornucopia_Bldcf_red.jpg
Providentia cornucopia Bldcf dup5 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: PROVIDE_NTIA AVG, SC left and right low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 891-2, RIC 644.
Weight, 10.888g; die axis 12h
1 commentsmix_valJan 10, 2017
Dup_securitas_perpet_red.jpg
Securitas dup3 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust radiate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: SECVRITAS_PERPETVA, SC in exergue
Securitas draped, seated left on throne, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and resting head on left hand, left arm resting on top of throne, elbow bent; in front left, lighted and garlanded altar
BMC 149, pl. 5 (same reverse die), RIC 612
Weight, 10.766g; die axis, 12h.
Same dies as my other specimen
mix_valJan 09, 2017
Hostilian_Viminacium.jpg
Hostilian - Viminacium1 views(sestertius)
mid 250 - Nov 251 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
C VAI HOST M QVIHTVS CAE
Moesia facing head left, bull right, lion left
P M S C_OL VIM
AN XII
Pick-Martin Ref.:4'01'(14/15)
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Germanicus.jpg
Germanicus - AE as2 viewsRome
42 AD
bare head right
GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N
S·C
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
SRCV I 1905, RIC I 106, BMCRE I 215
9,53g
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Otacilia_Severa~0.jpg
Otacilia Severa - AE sestertius2 viewsRome
247 AD
7th emission
draped bust right
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopia
CONCORDIA AVGG
S C
RIC 203e, Cohen 5
15,77g
ex CNG
ex Aurea numismatika
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Urbs_Roma_SMK.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 31 viewsCyzicus
330-336 AD
helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS_ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
?SMK?
RIC 72/91/106/119 (VII, Cyzicus)
2,16g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Urbs_Roma_SMHE.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 30 viewsHeraclea
330-333 AD
helmeted, bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS__ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
•SMHE
RIC VII Heraclea 119
1,77
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Vespasian_dupondius_Roma.jpg
Vespasian - AE dupondius0 viewsRome
71 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III
Roma left seated on cuirass, holding wreath and parazonium
shield and helmet to the right
ROMA
S C
RIC II, part 1, 277
13,00g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Ptolemy_II_diobol.jpg
Ptolemy II Philadelphus - AE dimiobol0 viewsAlexandria
c. 275 - 267/266 BC
laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right
eagle with spread wings standing on lightning, Galatian shield left
ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
(ΣΩ) // (XAP)
Λ between eagle's legs
Svornos 581
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Macrinus_Gabala.jpg
Macrinus - Gabala0 viewsAR tetradrachm
217 - 218 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT·KAI·M·OΠ·C ··· E·MAKPINOC
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, date palm right, crescent over crab below
ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC Π Π
Prieur 1089
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Elagabalus_Byblos.jpg
Elagabalus - Byblos2 views218 - 222 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
AVT KAI M AV_ANTWNINOC
Astarte facing seated in tetrastyle, pyramidal temple, holding scepter
IEPAC BV
BΛOV
SNG Cop. 146; BMC 55-60.
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Domitian_Fortuna~0.jpg
Domitian - AE as2 viewsRome
88 - 89 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
FORTVNAE__AVGVSTI
S C
RIC 648, (RIC [1962] 371), Cohen 128, BMC 416
10,74g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Caracalla_Sidon.jpg
Caracalla - Sidon1 viewsAR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, Europa on bull below
ΔHMAPX__EΞ VΠATOC Δ
Prieur 1357
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Antoninus_Pius_Pax.jpg
Antoninus Pius - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
147 AD
laureate and draped bust right seen from behind
ANTONINVS__AVG PIVS P P TR P
Pax holding cornucopia set weapons on fire
COS__II_II
PAX_AVG / S C
RIC 777; Cohen 594
26,33g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Alexander_Severus_Providentia.jpg
Alexander Severus - AE sestertius1 viewsRome
231 - 235 AD
laureate head right
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Providentia of Annona standing front, head left, holding anchor and grain ears over modius
PROVIDENTIA AVG
S C
RIC IV 645, BMCRE V 815, Cohen 509, SRCV 8013
18,56g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Sear_0214_[3].jpg
Sear 02142 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Follis, weight 14.8g, diameter 34mm. Mint of Antioch, second officina. Note that the two S’s in the obverse inscription are both blundered. Abu GalyonJan 09, 2017
Hierocaesarea_13.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 7 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Anonymous issue
First century
Obv.: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with bow and quiver at l. shoulder, ΠΕΡΣΙΚΗ below (only partially visible)
Rev.: ΙΕP monogram, forepart of stag kneeling right
AE, 5.80g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG v. Aul. 2951
2 commentsshanxiJan 09, 2017
Antiochus_VII~4.jpg
Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes) 138-129 B.C.0 viewsAntiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. Æ 22.0~23.0mm. (11.94 g.). Antioch mint. Dated S.E. 174 (139/8 BC). Obv: Prow of galley right; caps of the Dioskouroi above, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Vertical trident ornamented with dolphins facing downward on each side; Control: monogram (ΔI) in outer left field, Symbols: Caps of Dioskouri (flanking trident); ΔO-P (date) below. SC 2064.5 var.ddwauJan 09, 2017
Hierocaesarea_12.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis with stag / stag3 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Anonymous issue
First half of the second century
Obv.: Artemis in short chiton standing left beside stag looking up to her, on whose neck she places her r. hand, holding bow in left; the whole in laurel wreath with berries
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩΝ, stag standing right
AE, 5.25g, 22mm
Ref.: RPC III 1867, BMC 15-6
shanxiJan 09, 2017
IMG_0011.JPG
Roman, Septimius Severus11 viewsAe 26/27. Wt 13g. Die axis 180. Septimius Severus, laureate right. AVT.K.A.CEMT.CEOVHPOC.
Rev. Aeslepiad Triad (Hygieia, Telesphorus, Asclepius)
Von Aulock 6243 BMC. (struck from same 2 dies but better).
Chris AJan 09, 2017
drus.jpg
Tiberius & Drusus ( 14 - 37 A.D.)17 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia
O: [TI C]AES AVG PM TRP XXXV, Laureate head of Tiberius right.
R: DRVSVS CAES TI] AVG F COS II R P, Head of Drusus left.
Caesarea in Cappadocia mint 33- 34 A.D.
3.47g
19mm
RIC I 87; RPC I 3622. Syd 46
5 commentsMatJan 09, 2017
Valerian_I_Sol_RIC_5a_12.jpg
Valerian I Sol RIC 5a 120 viewsValerian I, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 257 - 258 AD, RIC 5a 12, RSC 143a, Sear 9950
OBV: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: ORIENS AVGG, Sol walking left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip
SRukkeJan 09, 2017
Septimius_Severus_Hercules_RIC_4a_79.jpg
Septimius Severus Hercules RIC 4a 790 viewsSeptimius Severus, Denarius, Rome, 19mm, 2.36g, RSC 210, RIC 4a 79,
OBV: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP VIII, Laureate bust right
REV: HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, leaning on club and holding lion's skin and bow
SRukkeJan 09, 2017
Postumus_Herc_Pacifero_RIC_5b_67.jpg
Postumus Herc Pacifero RIC 5b 670 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, 262 AD, Lugdunum, 3.47g, 22mm, RIC 5b 67
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing left, olive branch in right hand,
club and lions skin in left
SRukkeJan 09, 2017
Antiochus_V.jpg
Antiochus V - AR tetradrachm4 viewsAntioch
164 - 162 BC
diademed head right
Zeus seated left, holding Nike and leaning on scepter
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΠI)
EYΠATOPOΣ
Houghton-Lorber II 1575(2), Newell SMA 75, SNG Spaer 1246, LHGC 9, 752
ex London Coin Galleries
2 commentsJohny SYSELJan 09, 2017
Macedonia_Amphipolis.jpg
Amphipolis - AR tetradrachm2 viewsc. 168 - 149 BC
bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver on shoulder, all on Macedonian shield
club within oak wreath, thunderbolt left
MAKEΔONΩN // ΠPΩTHΣ
(AP)
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2
ex Aurea
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 09, 2017
BCC_NA3_neolitic_blade.jpg
BCC NA32 viewsNeolithic Period
blade or drill?
25mm.x8mm.x3mm
1.03gm.
Delicate microlith with fine edging,
spiral flutes, which I think are called
“diagonal edge to edge percussion flaking”,
semi-oval profile. Broken? on at least one
end. Surface find near Caesarea
Maritima, 1974.
(click for higher res.)
v-dromeJan 09, 2017
-Trebonianus_Gallus_Seleucia_ad_Caycadnum.jpg
Trebonianus Gallus - Seleucia ad Calycadnum1 views251 - 253 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AV K ΓAI OVAI TR_E_BΩ ΓAΛΛOC
draped bust of Apollo right, branch in front of the Apollo, confronting draped bust of Artemis left, cornucopia behind the Artemis
KEΩN TΩN ΠPOC KAΛV / KAΔ / N / Ω
CEΛEV
Ziegler, Münzen 514; SNG BN 1049; SNG Levante 783
ex Ritter
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-Trajan_sestertius.jpg
Trajan - AE sestertius0 viewsRome
108 - 110 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Annona standing left holding cornucopiae and grain ears; modius on left and prow of galley right
S•P•Q•R•OPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C
Woytek 323bD, Banti 118, RIC II 492, BMCRE III 782, Cohen 469
21,24g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-Septimius_Severus_Tarsus.jpg
Septimius Severus - Tarsos1 views193 - 211 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust right, draped shoulder
AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC ΠEP
Π_Π
Nike in quadriga left, holding wreath and palm
AΔPI CEVHPIANH
Γ B
TAPCOV MHT / POΠOΛEΩC
Ziegler, Münzen 689; SNG Levante 1029
ex Ritter
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-Seleukeia.jpg
Seleucia - AE1 views312 - 280 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
winged thunderbolt
ΣEΛEYKEΩN
(HYP)?
SNG Copenhagen 390; SNG München 966
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-as_meta.jpg
Rome - AE as0 views206 - 195 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right, meta above
I
ROMA
Crawford 124/03

scarce
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-Ptolemy_IV.jpg
Ptolemy IV - AE hemidrachm1 viewsAlexandria
221-204 BC
diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to the left
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
ΔI
Svoronos 1127; SNG Cop 202; Noeske 145; BMC Ptolemies p. 57, 109 - 110; Weiser 50 (Ptolemy II, 253 - 249 B.C.)
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-Ptolemy_VI_VIII.jpg
Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII - AE 80 drachm1 viewsAlexandria
180-173? BC
diademed head of Zeus-Ammon
2 eagles standing on lightning left
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
cornucopia left
Sv1424a
29,71g
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
-quadrans_Hercules.jpg
Rome - Aes Grave quadrans0 views225 - 217 BC
head of Hercules left wearing lion's skin
●●●
prow of galley right
●●●
Crawford 35/4; Thurlow & Vecchi 54; Haeberlin pl. 18, 1-9
ex Aurea

scarce
Johny SYSELJan 09, 2017
BCC_NA2_composite.jpg
BCC NA23 viewsNeolithic Period
Chert. 35 x 20 x 4mm.
2.43gm. Finely fashioned
tanged blade or projectile point
with notches, barbs, and serrated
edges. Forepart, tang? and one barb
broken. Surface find from an area
of uplifted alluvial deposits, 4Km SE
of Caesarea Maritima, 1972.
(click for higher resolution)
v-dromeJan 08, 2017
Constantius_Gallus_III_GSIS.jpg
Constantius Gallus - AE 21 viewsSiscia
28 Sep 351 - winter 354 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
A
soldier spearing falling horseman (bare-headed)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
III
ΓSIS
RIC VIII Siscia 333
4,13g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantius_II_HOC_SIGNO_VICTOR_ERIS_BSIS.jpg
Constantius II - AE 2 (centionalis)1 viewsstruck under Vetranio
Siscia
19 Jan - 25 Dec 350 AD
Pearl-diademed draped ciurassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
A / *
Constantius standing left, holding labarum, being crowned by Victory
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
A
•BSIS*
RIC VIII Siscia 291
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Magnentius_Trier.jpg
Magnentius - AE 20 viewsTrier
19 Jan 350 - 18 Aug 353 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
IM CAE MAGN_ENTIVS AVG
Magnentius standing half left, holding Victory on globe and labarum
FELICITAS__REIPVBLICE
A
TRS
RIC 264 of Trier, Cohen 5.
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Maximinus_II_Genius_N_D_ALE.jpg
Maximinus II Daia - AE follis1 viewsAlexandria
312 - 313 AD
laureate head right
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, holding head od Serapis and cornucopia
GENIO_AVGVSTI
star between heads / N left / branch at feet / Δ right
ALE
RIC VI Alexandria 160b
4,37g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Maximianus_Roma_RBQ.jpg
Maxentius - AE follis1 viewsRome
308 - 310 AD
laureate head right
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Roma seated left within hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre, a shield to her right and rear;
wreath in thympanon, 2 Victories on the corners
CONSERV_VRB SVAE
RBQ
RIC VI Rome 210
7,51g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Maximianus_Ostia_MOSTS.jpg
Maxentius - AE follis0 viewsOstia
309 - 312 AD
laureate head right
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Castor and Pollux, each with star above cap, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on scepter with outer arm, holding bridled horse with inner hand
AETE_RNITAS__AVG N
MOSTS
RIC 35; Cohen 5; Sear 14975
6,25g
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Maximianus_Genius_A_SIS.jpg
Galerius - AE follis0 viewsSiscia
309 - 311 AD
laureate head right
IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, wearing chalmys, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera
GENIO A_VGVSTI
crescent _A
SIS
RIC VI Siscia 198a/207a
5,84g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Sol_RQ.jpg
Licinius I - AE follis0 viewsRome
312-313 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust right
IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Sol standing right, head left, raising his right hand, globe in his left hand
SOLI INV_IC_TO COMITI
RQ
RIC VI Rome 336c - new legend break (only IN-VI-CTO or INV-I-CTO are listed)
3,80g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Jupiter_HTA.jpg
Licinius - AE follis1 viewsHeraclea
315 - 316 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG
HTA
RIC VII Heraclea 13
3,86g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Jupiter_G_SIS.jpg
Licinius I - AE follis1 viewsSiscia
313 AD
laureate head right
IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CON_SERVA_TORI AVGG NN
Γ
SIS
RIC VI Siscia 232a
3,18g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Jupiter_E_SIS.jpg
Licinius I - AE follis0 viewsSiscia
313 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG NN
E
SIS
RIC VI Siscia 234a
3,52
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Genius_A_SMTS.jpg
Licinius - AE follis1 viewsThessalonica
308 - 311 AD
laureate head right
VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG
Genius standing left, chalmys over shoulder, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera
GENIO A_VGVSTI
*_A
•SM•TS•
RIC VI Thessalonica 30b
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Jupiter_D_SMK.jpg
Licinius - AE follis0 viewsCyzicus
313 - 315 AD
laureate head right
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
Δ
SMK
RIC VII Cyzicus 4
3,61g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Licinius_Arles.jpg
Licinius - AE 3 (follis)0 viewsArles
319 AD
laureate cuirassed bust right
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
emperor borne by eagle standing right, left wing pointing downwards, looking back; emperor holds sceptre in left hand and thunderbolt in right
IOVI CONSERVARI AVG
PARL
RIC VII Arles 196
3,18g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Crispus_AQT.jpg
Crispus - AE 3 (follis)0 viewsAquileia
317 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CRISPVS NOB CAES
soldier standing left, wearing helmet and cloak, holding spear and resting hand on shield
PRINCIPIA I_V_VENTVTIS
AQT
RIC VII Aquileia 9
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantius_II_N_RE.jpg
Constantius II - AE 2 centionalis0 viewsRome
348 - 350 AD
laurel and rosette-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust left, globe in hand
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
N
emperor nimbate and in military dress, shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
N
R E
RIC VIII Rome 154
3,35g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantine_Jupiter_TSA.jpg
Constantine I - AE 3 (follis)1 viewsThessalonica
317 - 318 AD
laureate head right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
·TS·A·
RIC VII Thessalonica 19
3,22g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantine_II_ESIS)).jpg
Constantine II - AE 3 (follis)1 viewsSiscia
328 - 329 AD
laureate head right
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Campgate with 7 layers, star above
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAES_S
ESIS double crescent
RIC VII Siscia 216
2,80g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantine_I_Sol_SF_PLG.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsLugdunum
313 - 314 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVIC_TO COMITI
S_F
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 3
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
Constantine_I_Jupiter_B_SMHT.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis2 viewsHeraclea
early 313 AD
laureate head right
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
B
SMHT
RIC VI Heraclea 75
2,89g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
764Hadrian_RIC801.jpg
801 Hadrian As Roma 134-38 AD Felicitas standing5 viewsReference.
RIC 801a; Cohen 604.

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

Rev. FELICITAS AVG
Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae.

12.71 gr
26 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiJan 08, 2017
Constans_galley_TESE.jpg
Constans - AE 30 viewsThessalonica
348 - 350 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Constans standing on boat to the left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory sitting behind, steering boat with rudder
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
TESE
RIC VIII Thessalonica 120
2,00g
Johny SYSELJan 08, 2017
763_P_Hadrian_RPC_3242.jpg
3242 CILICIA, Olba Hadrian Ae 20. Selene bust1 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3242; Staffieri 45

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΟΛΒΕΩΝ
Draped bust of Selene, wearing stephane, r.; behind, crescent-moon

4.81 gr
20 mm
h
okidokiJan 08, 2017
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3754 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Hadrian. Dichalkon 128-29 AD Lyre B above10 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3754; McAlee 128b.

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

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

Rev. ΕΤΟ(ΥС) ΖΟΡ
Lyre; B (above)

3.21 gr
17 mm
h

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser sold 20.02.1997
okidokiJan 08, 2017
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Securitas Perpetua2 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: SECVRITAS PERPETVA, SC in exergue
Securitas draped, seated left on throne, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and resting head on left hand, left arm resting on top of throne, elbow bent;
unlisted variant of BMC 145-147 (with altar), RIC 614
Weight, 15.454g; die axis, 11h.
mix_valJan 08, 2017
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Phrygia, Hyrgaleis. Boule / Meandros reclining.2 viewsObv: IERA BOYLH / Veiled bust of Boule r.
Rev: YRGALEWN TO TS' / River-god Meandros reclining l.
Between 221 and 222
ancientoneJan 08, 2017
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Victorinus - AE antoninianus2 viewsTrier
270 - 271 AD
5th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C VICTORINVS·P·F·AVG
Virtus standing right, sceptre and shield resting on ground
VIRT_VS AVG
RIC V 78; AGK 23; Cohen 131
2,27g
ex Aurea numismatika
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Tetricus I - BI antoninianus2 viewsColonia Agrippina
272 AD
5th emission
radiate , cuirassed bust right
IMP TETRICVS P F AVG
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor
LAETI_TIA AVG N
RIC V 90; Mairat 426-9; AGK 5b
2,51g
double strike - relative orientation +-90°
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Tetricus_Hilaritas.jpg
Tetricus I - BI antoninianus10 viewsMainz or Trier
273 - 274 AD
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP TETRICVS P F AVG
Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
HILARITAS AVGG
RIC V-2, 80
2,70g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Tacitus_Salus.jpg
Tacitus - silvered antoninianus3 viewsRome
early - VI 276 AD
Issue 3
radiate head right, traces of drapery to front and rear of truncation
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Salus standing half left, holding patera and scepter, feeding snake rising from altar
SALVS AVG
XXIΔ
LV 817-60; RIC 1st 93 corr.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3550
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
quadrans_Mars.jpg
anonymous AE quadrans2 viewsRome
81 - 161 AD (Domitian - Marcus Aurelius)
cuirassed and helmeted bust of Mars right
cuirass
S C
RIC II p. 218, 19
2,57g
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Probus - AE antoninianus2 viewsSiscia
277 AD
4th emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter
PA_X A_VG
V
XXI
RIC 706; Alföldi type 41, n° 21
3,43g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Probus_Minerva.jpg
Probus - AE antoninianus1 viewsLugdunum
VII - VIII 281 AD
7th emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Minerva standing left, holding olive branch and spear
COMITI__PROBI AVG
I
RIC 69; Bastien 316
3,01g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Philippus_Deultum.jpg
Philip the Arab - Deultum1 views244 - 249 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Marsyas raight raising arm and holding wine-skin
COL FL PA_C DEVLT
SNG Bulgaria 1638-9; Youroukova 446
6,84g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Numerian_KAB.jpg
Numerian - AE antoninianus1 viewsRome
VIII 283 AD
3rd emission
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C NVMERIANVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
IOVI__VI_CTORI
KAB
RIC V-2, 409
3,56g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
Gordian_III_Nicaea.jpg
Gordian III - Nicaea3 views238-244 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
M ANT_ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ
four standards, eagles on the middle two, wreaths on other two
N - I - K - A - I
EΩN
BMC 118, SNG Copenhagen 526
2,80g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Gallienus - AE antoninianus2 viewsRome
267 - IX 268 AD
10th emission
radiate head right
GALLIENVS AVG
hippocamp right
NEPTVNO CONS AVG
N
Göbl MIR 743b, RIC V S245, SRCV III 10292
3,04g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Gallienus - AE antoninianus1 viewsRome
267 - IX 268 AD
10th emission
radiate head right
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Griffin walking left
APOLLINI CONS AVG
Δ
RIC V 165; MIR 36, 718z; RSC 77
2,92g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Florian - AE antoninianus2 viewsCyzicus
July – August 276 AD
Issue 1
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP FLORIANVS AVG
Victory standing right, presenting wreath of victory to Florian standing opposite, holding spear
CONCORDIA MILITVM
P
RIC V-1 Cyzicus 116; BNC 1977-8
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4526
4,19g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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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 SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Carus - AE antoninianus0 viewsSiscia
Oct 282 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG
Carus standing left, wearing military dress, holding globe and spear, receiving wreath from female standing right
RESTITVT OR_BIS
* / II
XXI
pre emission
RIC V 106
3,67g
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Constantius I Chlorus - Alexandria0 viewsBI tetradrachm
1 Mar 293 - 28 Aug 293 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
ΦΛA KWCTANTIOC K
Elpis standing left, holding flower and raising skirt
L_A
A
Geissen 3347; Milne 5089; Dattari 6049; Emmett 4185 (R3); Kampmann-Ganschow 121.6
ex Lanz
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Diocletian - AE antoninianus2 viewsCyzicus
285 - 293 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and long scepter
CONCORDIA MILITVM •
B
XXI•
RIC V-2 306
ex Aurea

clipped
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Diocletian - AE antoninianus1 viewsRome
285 - 286 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP DIOCLE_TIANVS AVG
Jupiter standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding thunderbolt and long scepter
IOVI CONSER_VAT AVGG
XXIΓ
RIC V-2 162 Rome
Johny SYSELJan 07, 2017
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Lower Danube Celts0 viewsAR Drachm
2d-1st Century BC, Lanz 897
Alexander III imitation.
Obv.: Stylized head of Herakles right, in lionskin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, amphora in left field.
Richard M10Jan 07, 2017
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error - rev 22 viewsdenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die
maridvnvmJan 07, 2017
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error - rev 12 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die.
maridvnvmJan 07, 2017
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error - obv2 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die.
maridvnvmJan 07, 2017
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error3 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die.
maridvnvmJan 07, 2017
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Valérien Ier - DEO VOLKANO0 viewsVALERIANVS·P·F·AVG
DEO VOLKANO
variante avec enclume
Vulcain dans un temple tétrastyle
PYLJan 07, 2017
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA a0 viewsIMP GALLIENVS AVG
VICT GERMANICA
Victoire marchant vers la droite
PYLJan 07, 2017
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227 var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Roma standing6 viewsReference.
Strack 218; RIC cf 227; C.cf 94; BMCR cf 584

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTI
Roma standing left, holding spear, and parazonium on hip?? and clasping hands with Hadrian standing right, holding a roll.

3.35 gr
18 mm
7h

Note.
Strack saw two similar coins in Vienna and Sofia with same die pair.
1 commentsokidokiJan 07, 2017
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GREEK, Calabria, Tarentum, AR stater 280-272 BC 19mm 6.42g13 viewsNude youth as Ephebus on horseback right crowning horse with wreath behind ZU, NEY MH in two lines belowRev Phalanthos riding dolphin left holding Phrygian helmet two twelve rayed stars flanking,NONY to right.ex Mynthandel 3-5-12,ex Freeman & Sear.
Vlasto 739-47,HN Italy 1006
1 commentsGrant HJan 07, 2017
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GREEK, Calabria, Tarentum AR stater 281-270 BC 7.84g13 viewsNaked Horseman on prancing horse,to right spearing downward with right hand,and holding shield and two more spears with left hand,FIL{OTAS} below.Rev TAPAE in field to right, Young nude Taras riding dolphin left,holding bunch of grapes and distaff,in upper left field EY and below ARA.Very rare ex Baldwins 6-30-11,ex NAC Auc 52 lot 22.
Vlasto 708,HN Italy 973
Grant HJan 07, 2017
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Price 36257 viewsLifetime Alexander issue. Nike to the left. Monogram under the throne. M under the throne.Chance VandalJan 07, 2017
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Price 36287 viewsAlex III lifetime issued. Kerykeion to the left. M to the left. Monogram under the throne. (Auction descript said Price 3682 but that would need Basileus inscription with same mint marks)Chance VandalJan 07, 2017
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Postumus Hercules RIC 5b 670 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 260 - 265 AD, Sear 10946, RSC 101, RIC 5b 67
OBVERSE: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing right, holding olive branch and club
lion skin in left
SRukkeJan 07, 2017
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Postumus Felicitas RIC 5b 580 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 263 - 268 AD, 3.81g, 21mm, RIC 5b 58,
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing left with long caduceus and cornucopiae
SRukkeJan 07, 2017
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Postumus Sol RIC 5b 770 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, Cologne, 268 AD, RIC 5b 77, 21mm, 3.40g, Elmer 569, AGK (Corr.) 48, Cunetio 2451, Cohen 213
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: ORIENS AVG, Sol running left, with right hand raised
and holding whip in left hand, cloak flies behind
SRukkeJan 07, 2017
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm4 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.20 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair and wavy bangs, snaky ringlets circle face
Topalov Apollonia p.348, 11; p.588, 44

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
JaimelaiJan 07, 2017
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Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, AD 1195-12030 viewsBillon Aspron Trachy, 30mm, 3.3g, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv: IC - XC; Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator.
Rev: Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara and a globus cruciger between them.
Reference: Sear 2011-2013.
From the YOC Collection, 17-008-65
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Decentius, AD 350-3530 viewsÆ Maiorina, 20mm, 4.2g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 351-353.
Obv.: DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES; Cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE; Two Victories standing facing one another, holding between them wreath inscribed VOT / V / MVLT / X, supported on short column; SP between figures // RSLG
Reference: RIC VIII 137, p. 187
From the YOC Collection, 17-007-61
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Taras, Calabria8 views380-334BC
AR Diobol (13mm, 0.88)
O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with hippocamp.
R: Herakles kneeling right with club in right hand, wrestling the Nemean lion; quiver below.
Vlasto 1260; HN Italy 911; Sear 351v
ex Robert Ball Nchf, Berlin (1917-1934); ex Aegean Numismatics

2 commentsEnodiaJan 06, 2017
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Constantius II, AD 337-3611 viewsÆ15, 1.5g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 337- 340
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVGG NN; Soldier standing holding spear and resting hand on shield // TRP
Reference: RIC VIII Trier 74, p.144
From the YOC Collection, 17-006-71
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Time of Constantine I and Sons0 viewsÆ reduced centenionalis, 17mm, 2.5g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 332-333
Obv.: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS; laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinople left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter.
Rev.: Victory standing on prow, holding long scepter in right hand, resting left hand on shield // TR•S
Reference: RIC VII Trier 543, p. 217
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Time of Constantine and Sons0 viewsÆ reduced centenionalis, 16mm, 2.8g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 330-331
Obv.: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial mantle.
Rev.: She-wolf standing left, head turned back right, suckling the infant twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above // TRP•
Reference: RIC VII Trier 529, p. 215
From the YOC Collection, 17-005-40
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Licinius I, AD 308-324 0 viewsÆ Follis, 22mm, 3.5g, 6h; Thessalonica, c. AD 312-313
Obv.: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG; Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N; Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; at feet to left, eagle with wreath in beak / •TS•Δ•
Reference: RIC VI 60, p. 519
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Constantius I Chlorus, AD 293-305 0 viewsÆ Follis, 29mm, 9.6g, 12h; Trier mint, AD 303
Obv.: CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, wearing modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae; S-F // ITR
Reference: RIC VI 508a, p.196
From the YOC Collection, 17-004-65
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Maximianus Herculius, AD 286-3050 viewsӔ Follis, 27mm, 8.6g, 12h; Ticinum mint, AD 295-296.
Obv.: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; Laureate head right.
Rev.: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera over altar, left cornucopia; star in left field // ST
Reference: RIC VI Ticinum 29b, p. 284
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Victorinus, AD 269-2710 viewsBillon antoninianus, 20mm, 2.5g, 12h; Cologne mint.
Obv.: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SALVS AVG; Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in her arms.
Reference: RIC Vb 67, p. 393
From the YOC Collection
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Postumus, AD 260-2690 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22mm, 2.5g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 262.
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: P M TR P IIII COS III P P; Mars walking right with trophy and transverse spear.
Reference: RIC Vb 57, p. 341
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
17-003-45
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Postumus, AD 260-2691 viewsӔ Sestertius, 32mm, 16.8g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 261.
Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev.: LAETITIA AVG; Galley right with four rowers and steersman.
Reference: RIC Vb 143, p. 349
From the YOC Collection, 17-002-250
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Valerian I, AD 253-2600 viewsBillon antoninianus, 24x20mm, 3.6g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 256.
Obv.: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev.: ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear.
Reference: RIC Va 120, p. 47
From the YOC Collection, 17-001-55
John AnthonyJan 06, 2017
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Seljuqs of Rum: Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II bin Kay Qubadh (1237-1246 CE) AR Dirham, Konya, AH 639 (Album-1218)6 viewsObv: Lion passant to right above a sun in radiance; Inscribed in Arabic, in kufic above - ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺼﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻣﻴﺮ ﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ / ﺿﺮﺏ ﻫﺰﺍﺍﻟﺪﺭﻫﻢ ﺑﻘﻮﻧﻴﺔ ()
Rev: Inscribed in Arabic, in naskhi - ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﻏﻴﺎﺙ ﺍﻟﺪﻧﻴﺎ ﻭﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ / ﻛﻴﺨﺴﺮﻭ ﺑﻦ ﻛﻴﻘﺒﺎﺩ (The Great Sultan, Ghiyath al-Dunya wa-l-Din Kay Khusraw Kay Qubadh); date around margin - ﺳﻨﺔ ﺗﺴﻊ ﺛﻼﺜﻴﻦ / ﻭ ﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ (Thirty nine years and six hundred)
Quant.GeekJan 06, 2017
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Ikhshidid: Abu'l-Qasim (334-349 AH) AV Dinar, Misr, 341 AH (Album-676)8 views1 commentsQuant.GeekJan 06, 2017
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Philippus II - Viminacium, AE 23 Hristova/Jekov 402 viewsPhilip II as Augustus, AE23 (dupondius?) minted in Viminacium, 246/7 AD; 6.52 g; 23 mm; obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; rev. PMS C-OL VIM, AN VIII (9th year of the local era = 246/7 AD), Moesia standing between bull and lion. Hristova/Jekov 40.
Notes: ex Emporium 77, lot 617
Bartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Septimius Severus - Philippopolis, AE17 Varbanov 12662 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE17 minted in Philippopolis, 193-211 AD; 5.22 g; 17 mm; obv. ΑV Κ• Λ• - CE CVHPOC (HP in ligature), Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to r., wearing cuirass and paludamentum; rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ-ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to r. Varbanov 1266.Bartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Septimius Severus - Augusta Traiana, AE29 Schönert-Geiss 1513 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE28 minted in Augusta Traiana, 193-211 AD; 14.38 g; 29/28 mm; obv. ΑV Κ • Λ • CΕΠΤΙ CΕVΗΡΟC • Π, Laureate head of Septimius Severus to r.; rev. ΑVΓΟVϹΤΗ-Ϲ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗϹ, Homonoia standing facing, head to l., holding patera in r. hand and cornucopia in l. arm. Short ground line. Border of dots. Schönert-Geiss 151.
Notes: ex MPO Auctions
Bartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Septimius Severus - Philippopolis, AE29 Varbanov 12372 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE29 minted in Philippopolis, 193-211 AD; 15.59 g; 29/28 mm; obv. ΑVΤ Κ Λ ϹΕΠΤ - ϹΕVΗΡΟϹ Π, Laureate bust of Septimius Severus to r.; rev. ΜΗΤΡΟ ΦΙΛ-ΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ, Hygieia standing facing, head to r., feeding serpent held in r. arm from patera in l. hand. Varbanov 1237; Moushmov 5292.Bartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Geta - Topirus, AE28 Varbanov 26932 viewsGeta, AE28 minted in Topirus (Gr. Topeiros), 209-211 AD; 17.26 g; 28 mm; obv. ΑVΤ Κ Π ϹΕΠ-ΤΙΜΙ ΓΕΤΑC, Laureate bust of bearded Geta to r. Border of dots, circular pseudo-countermark ΠΟΛ in ligature on emperor's neck; rev. ΟVΛ-ΠΙΑ-Ϲ ΤΟΠΕΙΡΟV, Emperor (Geta) on horseback r., holding a transverse spear in r. hand. Varbanov 2693.
Notes: ex Künker eLive 43, lot 537
1 commentsBartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Caracalla - Serdica, AE28 Varbanov 21633 viewsCaracalla, AE28 minted in Serdica, 210-217 AD; 15.26 g, 28 mm; obv. ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ ϹΕVΗ - ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ, Laureate head of bearded Caracalla to r. Border of dots; rev. ΟVΛΠΙΑϹ - ϹΕΡΔΙΚΗϹ, Nude Apollo standing facing, head to l., holding patera in r. hand and laurel-branch in l. hand. Border of dots. Varbanov 2163, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.7.4.
Notes: ex Agora 51, lot 91
Bartosz AJan 06, 2017
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Aeolis, Kyme.1 viewsSGCV 4174, cf. SNG Kayhan 84 ff., SNG Cop 31 ff.; SNG von Aulock 1623; BMC Troas p. 105, 10 ff.; Klein 333; Rosen 538.

AR Hemiobol/tetartemorion, .24 gr., 7.84 mm. max.; struck ca. 450-400 B.C.

Obv: Head of eagle left (no ethnic).

Rev: Quadripartite “mill-sail” incuse square.
StkpJan 06, 2017
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip II (359-336 B.C.)4 viewsSear 6697-6699 var.; SNG ANS 841 ff., SNG Copenhagen 581 ff.

AE unit, uncertain Macedonian mint, 7.12 g., 16.45 min. max., 0°

Obv.: Diademed head of Apollo right.

Rev.: Youth on horseback riding left, ΦIΛIΠΠOY above, symbol below.

The obverse features the head of Apollo, who became the tutelary deity of Philip in 353 B.C. during the Third Sacred War. Vowing he would fight on behalf of the god, whose sacred treasury at Delphi had been stolen, precipitating the conflict, he used the war as an opportunity to expand his control in Greece. The rider on the reverse, similar to the reverse of his tetradrachms, ostensibly extols his victory in the horse race at the Olympic Games in 356 B.C. However, the reverse also recalls the earlier Macedonian royal types, possibly an attempt to emphasize his Macedonian ancestry.
2 commentsStkpJan 06, 2017
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Hungary: Malcontents/Ferenc Rákóczi II (1703-1711)1 viewsHuszár 1535a; Unger 1135a, KM 264.1, dated 1705.

AE X Poltura, Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya (now Kremnica, Slovakia) mint, .7.05 g., 31.27 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Crowned arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross rising from crown on hills), 17-05 flanking.

Rev: PRO LIBERTATE, X within wreath below.

Struck on a roller die.

Huszár rarity R2.
StkpJan 06, 2017
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RPC II 1035 Titus - Domitianus17 viewsObv: TITOC ΔOMITIANOC KAICAPEC, Confronted laureate heads of Titus and Domitian
Rev: EPYΘPAIΩN, Herakles standing right, brandishing club and spear
AE25 (25.28 mm 6.053 g 12h) Struck in Erythrae (Ionia) during the reign of Vespasian
RPC II 1035, BMC 254, SNG Cop. 767
purchased from A. Reich
FlaviusDomitianusJan 05, 2017
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 862 viewsAretas IV. Philopatris & Huldu, 9 BC - AD 40
AR - Drachm, 4.52g, 15.74mm, o°
Petra, AD 5/6 (RY 14)
obv. Bust of Aretas IV, diademed and laureate, r., in field r. ח (H)
Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT MLK - [NBTW RHM 'MH]
= Harithah Malik - Nabatu Rahem Amah
= Harithath king of the Nabateans lover of his people
rev. Bust of Huldu, diademed, veiled and draped, r., in field r. ח (H)
Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבתו יד שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HLDW MLKT] - NBTW SNT 14 (NBTW nearly unreadable)
= Huldu Malikat - Nabatu Shanat 14
= Huldu queen of the Nabateans year 14
ref. Meshorer 86
rare, F, excentric

On rev. lower l. the Nabatean year CX (= 10 4)
JochenJan 05, 2017
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RPC-2464-Titus 36 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.70g
Alexandria mint, 79-80 AD
RPC 2464 (13 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: ΣAPAΠIΣ; bust of Sarapis, r., date LB before bust
Ex Private Collection.

No coinage for Titus at Alexandria was struck during his first regnal year (24 June to 28 August 79), so the earliest coins from that mint are dated to his second regnal year (29 August 79 to 28 August 80). There had been a four year gap since the last issue of tetradrachms were struck under Vespasian. Three reverse types were initially coined for Titus - Euthenia, Homonoia, and Sarapis, none of which are carry-overs from Vespasian's tetradrachm issues. Butcher and Ponting have found Titus' tetradrachms were struck with near 19.5% silver fineness from recycled metals, consistent with the earlier issues minted for Vespasian.

Engraved in good Alexandrian style. Both busts are superb.
6 commentsDavid AthertonJan 05, 2017
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Campgate: Galerio, AE follis (ca 307 d.C.), zecca di Cyzicus1 viewsGalerius, AE Follis (c. 307 AD), Cyzicus
AE, gr. 4,32, mm. XX, qMB, RRR (R3)
D/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right
R/ VIRTVS MILITVM, campgate surmounted by four beacons or turrets. Mintmark MK?
Ric VI 39, Cohen 228/229
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, numero catalogo XXX, 4 gennaio 2017); ex Tintinna numismatica, asta 60 (Deamoneta) del 4 gennaio 2017, lotto 2203
paoloJan 04, 2017
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093 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Victory Eastern mint8 viewsReference
Strack *43

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P.
Laureate head right; draped left shoulder.

Rev: COS III.
Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm.

2.88 gr
20 mm
7h
1 commentsokidokiJan 04, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.48.19 #30 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 3.11g, 16.23mm, 0°
obv. AV - L - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI PROC ICTR
Crescent with 8-pointed star in the cavity
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1441 var. (has NIKOPOLI and ICTRO)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.48.19 #3
about VF, black green patina
pedigree:
ex Gilles Blancon
JochenJan 04, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Serpent-entwined staff2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE17, Circa 133-27 BC
Obv.: Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: AΣKΛHΠ / ΣΩTHP, Serpent-entwined staff.
AE, 3.50g, 17mm
Ref.: SNG France 1828-48, SNG Copenhagen 370-6, BMC 154-7.
shanxiJan 04, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2015) 8.10.01.13 var.0 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.46g, 17.81mm, 180°
obv. AV[T KA]I - KOMODO - [C]
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC I
Eagle, with open wings, stg. frontal (on thunderbolt?), head l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1247 var.
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2182 var. (= AMNG 1247)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015) No. 8.10.1.13 var. (has AVT L KAI)
F

JochenJan 04, 2017
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, humped bull (Zebu)2 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica right, holding bow, quiver over shoulder
Rev.: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, humped bull (Zebu) standing right
AE, 3.95g, 16mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 2954, SNG Copenhagen 179, RPC III 1862
shanxiJan 04, 2017
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190 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Eagle standing head right12 viewsReference.
RIC 190; C 430 Strack 184.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned left.

3.04 gr
19 mm
h
2 commentsokidokiJan 04, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Nike, Athena, Choreios magistrate 5 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE21, Circa 133-27 BC
Choreios, magistrate
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet; XOPEIOY (magistrate) below
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm.
AE, 7.11g, 21mm
Ref.: SNG France 1800-2
1 commentsshanxiJan 04, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, trophy, without monogram 2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE18, 2nd Century B.C.
Obv: helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOΡOΥ, trophy of arms
AE, 7.76g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG France 1875
shanxiJan 04, 2017
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Tye 44.2-3, Deyell 187ff., G&G __.0 viewsDelhi Rajas/Tomaras of Dhillika (Delhi), Ananga Pala (1130-1145 A.D.). Billon jital (tentative average silver content 18%), Delhi mint; 3.27 g. (average weight 3.3 g.), 16.61 mm.max., 2.24 mm. thickness, 0◦.

Obv: Recumbent bull facing left, trishula on its rump, Cha / Sri Samanta Deva, in Nagari/Sarada script, above.

Rev: Horseman bearing lance facing right, Sri A / nanga Pala Devah Ji, in arc above and to right.

Tye rarity rating Common.
StkpJan 04, 2017
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LOWER DANUBE CELTS AR Drachm14 viewsOBVERSE: Stylized head of Herakles with wild hair, right
REVERSE: Stylized Zeus seated left holding an eagle, kantharus to left
Struck by the Lower Danube Celts, 2d-1st Century BC
2.9g, 20mm,
CCCBM I 217, Kostial 896
ex JAZ Numismatics
1 commentsLegatusJan 04, 2017
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.18.48.09 (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 15, 2.36g, 15.11mm, 30°
obv. [AV KAI] CE - VHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRO
Crescent with big 8-pointed star in the cavity, dots at the points; below the crescent a 2nd
smaller star
ref.: a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. No. 8.18.48.9 (same die, for Caracalla!)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.13.3
F+, stripped

Corroded, but important parts clearly visible. The strange legend break CE - VHROC is known already from HrHJ (2015) 8.14.13.3, where it is AV KAI CE - VHROC.

A new example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
JochenJan 03, 2017
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Parthia - Phraataces (2 BC - 4 AD)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; 3.4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 2 BC-4 AD; Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-banded spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; in front, star above, crescent behind; Nike flying left with diadem; circular border of pellets. Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; star behind archer; below bow, monogram 28; seven-line blundered Greek inscription (L56ii); no border. References: Sellwood #56.7;
museumguyJan 03, 2017
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Phraates IV left with medium-length pointed beard, wart on forehead, wearing segmented necklet and diadem, hair in five rows, eagle with wreath in beak behind head. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right holding bow - seven lines of text surrounding ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN - ΑΡΣΑKΟΥ - ΕΥΕPΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC / ΦΙΕΛΛΗΝΟY (King of Kings Arsaces, God-like, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks). Symbol of Ecbatana under bow. References: Sellwood #52.10; Shore #278.
museumguyJan 03, 2017
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, boukranion, owl3 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE21, 2nd-1st centuries BC
Obv: Facing boukranion; star above.
Rev: ΞOATIΣ, Owl standing right on palm, head left, wings spread; monogram to left.
AE, 8.70g, 21mm
Ref.: SNG Tübingen 2442
shanxiJan 03, 2017
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Thess 109 B1 views22x25mm, 5.80g, 12 O'clockagordJan 03, 2017
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Denarius RIC 2890 viewsRome, AD 174-175.
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, laureate head right /
IMP VII COS III, Germanic captive seated left at base of trophy.
RIC 289; C. 264.
Ruslan KJan 03, 2017
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Denarius RIC 2481 viewsDec. 170-Dec. 171. IMP M ANTONINVS — AVG TR P XXV,
laureate head right /
VOTA SOL — DECENN around, COS III forming ground, veiled emperor sacrificing left from patera over lighted tripod, prostrate bull by altar.
RIC 248 (S). RSC 1031. RCV 4955.
Ruslan KJan 03, 2017
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Lucilla, Artemis 1 viewsdouble die match of:
Lydia, Hierocaesaraea
Lucilla (Augusta, 164-182)
Bronze, AE 19
Obv: ΛΟVΚΙΛΛΑ СЄΒΑС, Draped bust right.
Rev: ΙЄΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡЄΩΝ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Æ, 19.2mm, 5.34g
Æ, 19.3mm, 5.33g
RPC IV online 1588; SNG München 142.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 43, lot 703
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 46, lot 383
shanxiJan 03, 2017
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Denarius RIC 1362 viewsAR denarius. Rome, AD 145-147.
Laureate head of Antoninus right / C-OS II-II, clasped hands holding caduceus and grain ears.
RIC 136. BMC 530. RSC 344.
Ruslan KJan 03, 2017
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RIC 0302 Domitianus16 viewsObv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head left
Rev: VESTA in exergue; S-C in field; Vesta seated left, with Palladium and sceptre
AE/Sestertius (33.39 mm 17.513 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 (2nd Group)
RIC 302 (R2, Titus), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 03, 2017
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RPC II 353 Domitianus (br)14 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM COS XIIII - Radiate head of Domitian right.
Rev: Negative image and legend of the obverse.
AE22 (22.34 mm 6.712 g 12h) - Struck in Philippopolis (Thrace) 88-89 a.D.
RPC II 353 variant (brockage)
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 03, 2017
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RPC II 353 Domitianus (2)18 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM COS XIIII - Radiate head of Domitian right.
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ - Ares wearing helmet standing, left, holding shield and spear.
AE23 (22.78 mm 5.40 g 5h) - Struck in Philippopolis (Thrace) 88-89 a.D.
RPC II 353
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 03, 2017
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Vespasian-RIC-Titus-359a38 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome Mint, 79-80 AD
RIC T359a (C), BMC T124, RSC 149
Obv - DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev - Column mounted by shield and topped by urn, flanked by two laurels; in field, EX, on shield, S C
Ex Private Collection; acquired from Palmyra Heritage.

This Divus Vespasian type comes in two variations: One variant with E and X flanking the column as seen here; the other with E and X flanking the urn, which is slightly less common. RIC makes a distinction between the two in the plates as 'a' and 'b' but does not assign them their own catalogue numbers.

Worn, but in good metal with the major devices still intact.
David AthertonJan 03, 2017
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip 2nd 359-336 BC 23 mm 14.46mm 6h13 viewsLifetime issues Laureate head of Zeus right.Rev nude jockey on horseback right holding palm in right hand and reins in left.Janiform head below raised foreleg.Le Rider 303 a this coin,ex SNG ANS 517,EX Edward Newell bought from Headlam EX Sotheby Wilkinson and Hodge 8-10 May 1916
NGC 2490354-003 XF 4-4 fine style
Grant HJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 1563 viewsANTONINUS PIUS (138-161). Denarius. Rome.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P.
Laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT COS IIII / LIB IIII.
Liberalitas standing left, holding vexillum and cornucopia.
RIC 156.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Dupondius RIC 6582 viewsDupondius,Rome, AD 140-144, AE,
AN[TO]NINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P COS III, radiate head r.,
Rv. FELIC - [I] - TAS AVG, Felicitas standing l., holding branch and caduceus; in field, S - C.
RIC 658; C 367.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Thess 107 Delta1 views24mm, 5.10g, 12 O'clockagordJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 5621 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus Denarius circa 193-196, AR 19mm., 3.43g.
IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust r. Rev. MATER AVGG Julia as Cybele advancing l., holding branch in quadriga of lions. C 117. RIC S. Severus 562.

Rare.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 3904 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.13 g 1), Rome, 211-217.
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
Rev. VESTA Vesta standing left, holding palladium in her right hand and scepter with her left.
BMC 29. Cohen 230. RIC 390.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 493 views"Minerva TRP II" Septimius Severus AD 193-211 Silver Denarius Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P - Minerva standing left, holding spear at side and shield at the ready.
Rome mint: AD 194-195. RIC 49, Cohen 381
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 2652 views193-211 Denarius 201-202, AR 19.5mm., 3.32g.
SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head r. Rev. FVNDATOR PACIS Emperor standing l., togate and veiled, holding branch and roll. C 205. RIC 265.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Denarius RIC 144b2 viewsDenarius circa 198-200, AR 18.5mm., 3.43g. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP – XI PART MAX Laureate head r.
Rev. VICTORIAE AVG – G FEL Victory flying l., holding open wreath; in l. field, shield on low base.
C 719. BMC 139. RIC 144b.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Denarius. RIC 43.3 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. Struck AD 98.
Laureate head right /
Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter.
RIC II 43; RSC 89.
Ruslan KJan 02, 2017
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Valerian I Emperor RIC 5a 2204 viewsValerian, Antoninianus, Viminacium, RIC 5a 220, Cohen 179, Sear 9966
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right
REV: RESTITVT GENER HVMANI, Valerian, radiate, walking right, holding globe and raising right hand
1 commentsSRukkeJan 02, 2017
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm10 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.27 gm, 13.7 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44;
Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9;
SNG BM Black Sea 153-6 & 158

Certified Authentic by David Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 502CR/GC/CO/CD)

Note: From same dies as the source coin of the series of cast fakes (see Fake Coin Reports)

Topalov Type 44: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
2 commentsJaimelaiJan 02, 2017
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Kings of Cilicia, Tarcondimotus I (circa 39–31 BC). HGC 9, 437 corr. 2 viewsKings of Cilicia, Tarcondimotus I (circa 39–31 BC). Æ 22.34mm, 4.56 g. 12h.
Obverse: Head of Zeus right within a dotted border.
Reverse: ΒΑΣ[ΙΛΕΩΣ], eagle facing with head right, grasping a diadem in its talons; monogram (or anchor?) to left, and possible monogram to right (obscured).
References: Ziegler, JNG 64, p. 10, #14 (this coin, unillustrated and incorrectly die-matched). HGC 9, 437 corr. (Seleucid Kingdom, Achaeus).
Ex "y-e-s-ancientcoins" (on eBay), 2-16-2014.
1 commentsMark FoxJan 02, 2017
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Arcadius RIC X 661 viewsArcadius, Cyzikus, 383-408 AD, 19mm, 2.73g, RIC 66B
OBV:  DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right 
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing standing facing, holding spear and
leaning on shield, being crowned with wreath by Victory standing to left
who is also holding a palm branch. SMKB in ex.
SRukkeJan 02, 2017
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Carinus Tyche Tet Milne 46691 viewsCarinas, Tetradrachm, Alexandria Egypt, 238 AD, 19mm, Milne 4669
OBV: A K M KAPINOC K, Laureate head right
REV: Tyche crowned with modius, wearing long chiton and peplios, standing left,
resting right hand on rudder and holding cornucopiae in left hand
LA in left field, year 1 = 238 AD
SRukkeJan 02, 2017
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Tye 381.1, Deyell 320, G &G D55.0 viewsSultans of Delhi, Shams-al-din Iltutmish (1210-1236 A.D. = 607-633 A.H.). Billon jital of Lahore type (tentative average silver content 16%), Delhi mint; 3.28 g. (average weight 3.6 g.), 14.98 mm.max., 2.49 mm. thickness, 90◦.

Obv: Horseman bearing lance facing right, Sri Hamirah, in Nagari/Sarada script, above.

Rev: Shams al-dunya / wa'l din abu'l muzaffar / iltutmish al-sultan (in Arabic script).

Tye rarity rating Abundant.

Shams-al-din Iltutmish was the second ruler of the Mamluk/Slave dynasty and founder of the Delhi Sultanate. The early Ghorid rulers had maintained a coinage system based on the bull-and horseman coins in place at the Delhi mint. In response to the lack of silver, Iltutmish introduced a bimetallic coinage system consisting of the silver tanka and the billon jital.

Those jitals issued by Iltumish at the Delhi mint of the Delhi type (Tye 386) have a silver content ranging from 5.7% to 10.8%, whereas those of the Lahore type (Tye 381) have a silver content ranging from 13% to 16.4%, thus remaining closer to the Chauhan standard of around 18%. Tye speculates that the debasement of the Delhi type caused almost all other mints to abandon the type. The Delhi type contains various control marks on the jhula/saddle-cloth and rump of the bull (there are 25 varieties which essentially coincides with the number of years in Iltumish's reign). Tye speculates that these marks permitted the mint to identify the silver content in the coins.
StkpJan 02, 2017
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Tye 377.1, Deyell 308+, G&G D59.0 viewsSultans of Delhi, Shams-al-din Iltutmish (1210-1236 A.D. = 607-633 A.H.). Billon jital of the Lahore type (tentative average silver content 16%), Lahore mint; 3.50 g. (average weight 3.6 g.), 14.26 mm.max., 3.21 mm. thickness, 0◦.

Obv: Horseman bearing lance facing right, star in center, Sri Hamirah (in Nagari script).

Rev: Shams / al-dunya wa'l din / iltutmish / al-sultan (in Arabic script).

Tye rarity rating Common.

Shams-al-din Iltutmish was the second ruler of the Mamluk/Slave dynasty and founder of the Delhi Sultanate. The early Ghorid rulers had maintained a coinage system based on the bull-and horseman coins in place at the Delhi mint. In response to the lack of silver, Iltutmish introduced a bimetallic coinage system consisting of the silver tanka and the billon jital.
StkpJan 02, 2017
JIT_Tye_6.jpg
Tye 6.1, Deyell 25+, MacDowall Issue VI, plate XVII, 13.4 viewsShahis (ca. 750-900 A.D.). AR jital (average silver content 69%), Kabul mint; 3.16 g. (average weight 3.3 g.), 18.42 mm.max., 180◦.

Obv: Recumbent bull facing left, trishula on its rump, Sri Spalapati Deva, in Nagari/Sarada script, above.

Rev: Horseman bearing lance facing right, Ka above to left and Ma [?] above to right, both in Nagari/Sarada script.

Tye rarity rating Common.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
1 commentsStkpJan 02, 2017
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Tye 5, Deyell 24, MacDowall Issue VI, plate XVII, 14.0 viewsShahis (ca. 750-900 A.D.). AR jital (average silver content 69%), Kabul mint; 3.16 g. (average weight 3.3 g.), 17.76 mm.max., 270◦.

Obv: Recumbent bull facing left, trishula on its rump, Sri Spalapati Deva, in Nagari/Sarada script, above.

Rev: Horseman bearing lance facing right, A above to left and Ma [?] above to right, both in Nagari/Sarada script.

Tye rarity rating Common.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
StkpJan 02, 2017
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500 Réis, Silver. Brazil 18601 viewsAntonivs ProttiJan 01, 2017
13920089_1269351899742619_1869033295183276429_o.jpg
2000 Réis, Silver. Brazil 19071 viewsAntonivs ProttiJan 01, 2017
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1000 Reis, Silver. Brazil 18581 viewsAntonivs ProttiJan 01, 2017
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Romanus III (1028-1034 A.D.)17 viewsÆ Follis Class B
O: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels. EMMA NOVHL
R: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps.
Constantinople Mint
9.32g
29mm
SB 1823, Grierson 984
1 commentsMatJan 01, 2017
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Leo VI the Wise (870 - 912 A.D.)17 viewsÆ Follis
O: + LEOn bASILVS ROm, bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand.
R: + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, inscription in four lines.
Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint
8.58g
26mm
SBCV 1729
1 commentsMatJan 01, 2017
AF_OS_RIC_-_PANNONIAE.jpg
Otacilia Severa 0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. PANNONIAE
Two Pannonia with Standard
RIC - 2,92g Imitation an Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFOSRIC PANNONIAE )
- Rv. of Trajan Decius -
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_OS_RIC_-_IVNO_REGINA.jpg
Otacilia Severa 1 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. IVNO REGINA
Juno left (?)
RIC - 2,53g Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFOSRIC IVNO REGINA )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_127V_MARCIA_(2).jpg
Otacilia Severa 0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. IVNO CONSERVAT
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre
RIC - (127v) 2,85g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC 127V(2) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_127V_MARCIA.jpg
Otacilia Severa 0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. IVNO CONSERVAT
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre
RIC - (127v) 3,61g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC 127V(1) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_130.jpg
Otacilia Severa0 viewsAv. OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. PIETAS AVGVSTAE
Pietas standing left, right hand raised, holding box of incense in left
RIC 130 3,09g Imitation ( Collection AFRIC 130(1) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_128A.jpg
Otacilia Severa0 viewsAv. M OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. PVDICITIA AVG
Pvdicitia, veiled, seated left, with r. hand drawing veil, transverse sceptre in left
RIC 128A 3,19g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC 128A (1) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_126c_(1).jpg
Otacilia Severa 1 viewsAv. M OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. CONCORDIA AVGG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
RIC 126c 3,65g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC 126c(1) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_123c.jpg
Otacilia Severa0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. PVDICITIA AVG
Pvdicitia, veiled, seated left, with r. hand drawing veil, transverse sceptre in left
RIC 123c 4,12g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC 123)
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_119b(2)~0.jpg
Otacilia Severa 0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. CONCORDIA AVGG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
RIC 119b 4,28g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC119(2) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
AF_RIC_119b(2).jpg
Otacilia Severa 0 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. CONCORDIA AVGG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
RIC 119b 3,96g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC119(1) )
PriscusJan 01, 2017
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Roman Imperial, Constantine I (335-337 AD) A3, Antioch mint0 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantine I (335-337 AD) A3, Antioch mint

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Rosette pearl diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers flanking one standard. Mintmark: SMAN(?)

Reference: RIC VII Antioch 108

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadDec 31, 2016
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Roman Imperial, Constans (347-348 AD) AE3, Antioch mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Constans (347-348 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl diademed head right.

Reverse: VOT XV MVLT XX inside wreath. Mintmark SMAN(?)

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 116 var

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadDec 31, 2016
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Roman Imperial, Theodosius I (379-395 AD) AE4, Antioch mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Theodosius I (379-395 AD) AE4, Antioch mint

Obverse: D N THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX inside wreath. Mint mark: ANA

Reference: RIC IX Antioch 65

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadDec 31, 2016
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1931H Alexius AE Tetarteron S-1931 Imitation 0 views
OBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.42mm

Weight 1.8gm

This is an imitation and an attempt to copy DOC 40, hoard evidence shows many of these variations were minted a 100 years after the Alexius rule.

SimonDec 31, 2016
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709 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Spes standing6 viewsReference
RIC 790d; C. 1419; Strack 697; Banti 745

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

Rev. SPES P R S C
Spes, draped, advancing left, holding up flower in right hand and raising skirt with left

26.80 gr
30.54 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiDec 31, 2016
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RPC II 2566 Domitianus12 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMIT ΣEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYΣ ENATOY, Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with closed wings
AE/Diobol (24.075 mm 5.081 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 89-90 A.D.
RPC II 2566, Dattari 589
FlaviusDomitianusDec 31, 2016
philip_wolf_twins.jpg
0244 PHILIP I5 views244 - 249 AD
Struck 248 AD
Silver Antoninianus (23 mm, 3.77 gm.)
O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed.
R: SAECVLARES AVGG, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins, II in ex.
(commemorates 1000th year of founding of Rome)
Rome mint; Reference: RSC 178.RIC 15.
1 commentslaneyDec 31, 2016
tranq_deult_wolf_-_Copyb.jpg
(0241) TRANQUILLINA4 views(wife of Gordian III)
241-244 AD
AE 7.108g, 23.7mm max.
O: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, elaborate hairstyle with hair in ridges, and in plait looped below her ear and then up the back of her head;
R: COL FL PA-C, DEVLT (starting above, ending in exergue), she-wolf standing right, head turned back left, suckling the infant twins Romulus and Remus
Thrace, Deultum (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint
Jurukova Deultum 414; SNG Deultum 1526 (O148/R67); Draganov Deultum 1527a (O148/R67);
Varbanov II 2957 (R4); Moushmov 3744; MPR II-4 2083um
(ex Forum)
laneyDec 31, 2016
RIC_184b.jpg
Philip Arab1 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. PAX AETERN
Pax stg. left, holding branch and transverse sceptre
RIC 184b, 11,55g , 25,5mm
PriscusDec 31, 2016
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Septimius Severus4 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II Laureate head right / MONET AVG Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 411a Emisa Mint

better photo.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Dec 31, 2016
Project134.jpg
Septimius Severus8 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
MP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II. Laureate head to right. / INVICTO IMP. Trophy with arms below. RIC IV-1 389. Emesa mint, A.D. 194-195.

better photo
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Dec 31, 2016
fhc7.JPG
Falling horseman24 viewsAll 15 official mints.
Alexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Dec 31, 2016
Trikka~0.jpg
Trikka - AR hemidrachm1 viewsc. 480-420 BC
naked Thessalian youth standing right, restraining forepart of unruly bull prancing right
forepart of bridled horse prancing right, within incuse square
TPI_KK_AI (retrograde)
SNG Oxford 3933; BCD Thessaly II 768; BCD Thessaly I 1351
2,56g
ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Tralleis~1.jpg
Tralleis - AE 151 views2nd century - 1st century BC
laureate head of Zeus right
humped bull left
TPAΛΛI / ANΩN
(ΠΩΛ)
BMC 63; SNG TÜBINGEN 3866; SNG KOP 28 669
3,45g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Seleukos.jpg
Seleukos I - AE0 viewsSeleucie on Tigris
296 - 280 BC
horned and bridled head of horse right
anchor
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ΣEΛEYKOY
monogram
SC 146; ESM 46; SNG Spaer 135.
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
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Roman Provincial Adramytion Mysia, Philip II (244-249 AD), AE4 viewsRoman Provincial Adramytion Mysia, Philip II (244-249 AD), AE

Obverse: M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: ΕΠΙ CTP AVP ΦABIANOV + city, EITΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing mural crown, holding patera and cornucopia.

Reference: Fritze Mysien 172, Kraft Systeme p.30 no.13, Waddington 629

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
Gil-galadDec 31, 2016
Rubrius_Dossenus.jpg
L. Rubrius Dossenus - AR denarius3 viewsRome
87 BC
head of Jupiter; scepter behind
DOSSEN
Triumphal chariot with thunderbolt as decoration on side panel decorated; Victory flying right above chariot, holding wreath
L.RVBRI
SRCV I 258, Sydenham 705, Crawford 348/1, RSC I Rubria 1
3,95g
ex Helios numismatik
1 commentsJohny SYSELDec 31, 2016
quartuncia.jpg
Rome - AE quartuncia0 views217 - 215 BC
head of Roma left wearing crested Corinthian helmet
prow of galley right
ROMA
Crawford 38/8, SRCV I 624, Sydenham 88, BMCRR 169; McCabe anon bronze series AA (semilibral)
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Q_Titius.jpg
Q. Titius - AR denarius1 viewsRome
90 BC
head of Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right wearing winged diadem
Pegasus jumping right
Q·TITI
SRCV I 238, Sydenham 691, RSC I Titia 1, Crawford 341/1
3,82g

Mutunus Tutunus or Mutinus Titinus was a phallic marriage deity, in some respects equated with Priapus. His shrine was located on the Velian Hill, supposedly since the founding of Rome, until the 1st century BC. During preliminary marriage rites, Roman brides are supposed to have straddled the phallus of Mutunus to prepare themselves for intercourse, according to Church Fathers who interpreted this act as an obscene loss of virginity. Arnobius says that Roman matrons were taken for a ride (inequitare) on Tutunus's "awful phallus" with its "immense shameful parts", but other sources specify that it is brides who learned through the ritual not to be embarrassed by sex: "Tutinus, upon whose shameful lap sit brides, so that the god seems to sample their shame before the fact.
The god's name is related to two infrequently recorded slang words for penis in Latin, mūtō (or muttō) and mūtōnium. "Mutto" was also used as a cognomen. Tītīnus perhaps from tītus is another slang word for "penis". (wikipedia)
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Q_Minucius_Rufus.jpg
Q. Minucius Rufus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
122 BC
helmet head of Roma right
RVF
X
Dioscuri riding on horses right, holding spear
Q·MINV
ROMA
SRCV I 152, Crawford 277/1, Sydenham 421, RSC I Minucia 1
ex Sol

second last issue with Dioscuri
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Q_Curtius,_M_Silanus.jpg
Q. Curtius and M. Silanus - AR denarius0 viewsRome
116 - 115 BC
bust of Roma right wearing winged helmet
Q·CVRT
X
Jupiter in quadriga right hurling thunderbolt and holding scepter, lituus above
M SI(LA)
ROMA
Crawford 285/2, Sydenham 537, RSC I Curtia 2, BMCRR Italy 482, SRCV I 162
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Pergamon_trophy~0.jpg
Pergamon - AE 211 viewsc. 2nd century BC
head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet
trophy
AΘHNAΣ / NIKHΦOPOY
ΠEPΓ ?
Sear 3960; SNGCop 393ff, SNGvA 1374
5,56g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Pergamon_owl~0.jpg
Pergamon - AE 171 views200-133 BC
helmeted head of Athena right
owl standing facing on palm branch, wings open
AΘH_NAΣ / NIKHΦOPOY
monogram ? _ monogram ?
SGCV II 3962, SNG Cop 384 ff
2,19g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Olympia~0.jpg
Olympia - AR hemidrachm2 views312 - 271 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
eagle right; olive leaf right
F _ A
BMC 84. Dewing 1896. McClean 6637. SNG Delepierre 2158
2,65g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Odessos~0.jpg
Odessos - AE 211 viewsc. 3rd - 2nd century BC
laureate head of Zeus hlava right
the great god of Odessos with causia on head, holding cornucopiae, on horseback pacing right
(HΔP)
OΔHΣITΩN
AMNG 2200; Mionnet 890.
6,54g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Neapolis~1.jpg
Neapolis - AE1 views250 - 225 BC
laureate head of Apollo left with long hair, control symbol behind
lyre, on left, leaning against omphalos, on right, thyrsos below legend
NEOΠOΛITΩN
SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; Rutter 592.
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Nacrasa~0.jpg
Lydia, Nacrasa - AE1 viewsc. 2nd century AD
draped youthful bust of Roman Senate right
IEPA CVNKΛHTOC
turreted draped bust of Tyche right
NAKPA_CITΩN
BMC Lydia p. 166, 9; SNG Cop 290; SNGvA 8239; Lindgren III 49
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Messembria~0.jpg
Messembria - AE 181 views3rd - 2nd century BC
diademed female head right
Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing shield and spear
MEϠAM / BPIANΩN
Sear #1676; SNGCop 661, BMC 8, Moushmov 3978
5,72g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Menandros~0.jpg
Menandros - AR drachm1 viewsPushkalavati ?
165-130 BC
helmeted draped bust right
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ / MENANΔΡOΥ
Athena Alkidemos left hurling lightning and holding shield
Mahara_ja_sa Tratarasa
(HΔIM)
Menadrasa
SNG ANS 879 ff., Bopearachchi 16I, Mitchiner IGIS 218c
2,40g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Marcus_Aurelius_Virtus.jpg
Marcus Aurelius - AR denarius1 viewsRome
159 AD
bare head right
AVRELIVS CAES__AVG PII F
Virtus standing right, holding spear and parzonium, stepping on helmet
VIRTVS__COS II
RIC III 433 (Antoninus Pius); RSC 1006
3,09g
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
Marathos~0.jpg
Marathos - AE 221 views152-151 BC
veiled head of Kleopatra I (or Berenike II) right
Marathos standing left, leaning on column, holding aphlaston
mim rosh tau / shin tau zain qoph IIIIIIII
beth / nun beth
J Rouvier 796 var
9,04g
ex Dionysos numismatik

qoph IIIIIIII is phoenician numeral for 108
Johny SYSELDec 31, 2016
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