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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Apollo)1 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,22g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome, AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: APOLL[INI] AVGVSTO around, S C across field, Apollo, laureate, draped to feet, standing front, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC 598(a); BMCRE 1229; Cohen 62 (10 fr.); Strack 822; Banti 34 (45 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4149.
Ex CNG e-auction 350 (May 2015).
Charles SMay 23, 2015
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Martin Van Buren, 1837 Indian Peace Medal5 viewsObv: MARTIN VAN BUREN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, draped bust of Martin Van Buren (8th President) facing right, A.D. 1837 below.

Rev: PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, two clasped hands, crossed peace pipe and tomahawk above.

Engravers: Mortiz Furst (obverse), John Reich (reverse)

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: 1837 (20th Century Restrike), Diameter: 76 mm
Matt InglimaMay 23, 2015
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CRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis1 viewsCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis
Æ Follis. 8.35 g. Heavy issue .
Obverse : armed warrior standing left holding sword and shield .
Reverse : True Cross on two-stepped base , large pellet in each upper angle , three pellets and sprig in each lower angle .

( Obverse - overstruck on Richard Class 3 reverse , trace of Δ in circular legend and on Baldwin Class 2 reverse long cross , pellets , X and B in first and second angles ;
Reverse - on bust of Christ Baldwin Class 2 obverse ;
CCS 7 ; Slocum 11 ; Porteous, NC 1975 Class 3 ;

Porteous, NC 1975 Plate 16 , 38 (this coin) ; Ex. John Slocum collection , Sothebys London sale 6-7 March 1997 lot 11 ( illustrated Pl.1). Ex Jean Elsen Sale
Vladislav DMay 23, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-203; DOC-154; MIBE-116a)2 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and decorated shield; cross right in field.
Rev: Large K between ANNO - XXXII, cross above; NI below


SpongeBobMay 23, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Pentanummium, Cherson (Sear-197; DOC-108; MIBE-253)2 viewsObv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Monogram of Cherson
SpongeBobMay 23, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) AR 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1876; DOC-8)4 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the face of the Holy Infant; pellet to left and right
Rev: + ΘKЄ / BΘHOЄI / MIXAKΛ / ΔЄCΠOTH / Tω ΔUKA in five lines
1 commentsSpongeBobMay 23, 2015
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RIC VII Ticinum 46 (R4-R5)4 views316
D/ IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
R/ SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI, Sol standing left raising right hand, globe in left, chlamys across left shoulder; Greek cross in left field; star in right field; in exergue PT, PS or PP.
RIC VII Ticinum 46 (R4-R5)
MatteoMay 22, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Siscia 155 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:- IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left
Minted in Siscis (_ | D / dot SIS dot). A.D. 315-316
Reference(s) – RIC VII Siscia 15
maridvnvmMay 22, 2015
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161 - Constantine the Great (posthumous) - AE4 - RIC VIII 325 viewsAE4
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right
Rev: VN | MR, Emperor veiled standing right
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALD) 337 - April 340 A.D
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 32
maridvnvmMay 22, 2015
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TEMPLE, Maxentius, Carthage4 viewsAE Follis of Carthage, struck A.D.307.
Obverse: IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG. Laureate head facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATORES KART SVAE. Temple of six columns within which stands Karthago facing left, holding fruits in both hands; in exergue, PKB.
RIC VI : 60.

This coin was struck c.A.D.307 to commemorate the celebrations for the benefactions given to Rome and Carthage, Maxentius' principal bases of power.
1 comments*AlexMay 22, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 111/NL1-C (KN)4 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 149-148 B.C

AE 16.31mm (Thickness 2.26mm), weight 3.37g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and lamedh (L) above, Aradian era date 111 below.
AradosMay 22, 2015
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TEMPLE, Maximianus, Temple of Roma3 viewsAE Follis of Aquileia, struck A.D.307 - 308 under the second reign of MAXIMIANUS.
Obverse: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Maximianus facing right.
Reverse: CONSERV VRB SVAE. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and spear or sceptre in her left, all within hexastyle temple with ornamented pediment. In exergue, AQP.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 7.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 118

This coin was struck c.A.D.307 - 308 to commemorate the rebuilding of the Temple of Roma during Maximianus' joint reign with Maxentius and in conjunction with celebrations for the benefactions given to Rome and Carthage, Maxentius' principal bases of power.
*AlexMay 22, 2015
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USTRINUM (PYRE), ANTONINUS PIUS3 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.161 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Building of four storeys surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a quadriga. Unbarred A in consecratio.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 438

The reverse of this coin depicts the Ustrinum Antonini Pii, the building where the body of Antoninus Pius lay. Its remains were discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio. Located just south of the Column of Antoninus Pius, it consisted of three concentric rectangle enclosures. The innermost rectangle measured 13 meters wide, the second 23 meters and the outermost 30 meters. This monument, commonly misleadingly described as a pyre on his coinage, was the monumental building in which the body was placed. It was built prior to A.D.141 and was also used for the funerals of Faustina I, Lucius Verus and Faustina II. Antoninus Pius was ultimately buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian (now the Castel St.Angelo).
*AlexMay 22, 2015
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ALTAR, Faustina Junior3 viewsAR denarius of Rome, struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Monumental altar with closed doors.
Diameter: 19mm
RIC III : 746
*AlexMay 22, 2015
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ALTAR, Antoninus Pius4 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Monumental altar-enclosure, with double panelled door and horns visible above.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 441 | VM : 137/3 | Sear : 5196
1 comments*AlexMay 22, 2015
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MEDIEVAL MARKET CROSS, Coventry, England3 views1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Obverse: PRO BONO PUBLICO. Lady Godiva riding side-saddle on horse to left; in exergue, 1794.
Reverse: COVENTRY HALFPENNY. Representation of Coventry's old town cross with COV CROSS in small letters at base.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ROBERT REYNOLDS & CO.
Diameter 29.5mm | Axis 12
Dalton & Hamer: 249
RARE

The original Coventry Cross stood at the place where Broadgate met Cross Cheaping, near Spicer Stoke, a very short row which led through from Broadgate to Butcher Row and Trinity church. Though it is likely that a cross had been standing in this place since the 13th century, the first actual record for the building of a cross was on 1st July 1423 when the Mayor, Henry Peyto, officially sanctioned that a new cross should be built. Although it was quite a substantial structure, within a century it was rather the worse for wear, and by 1506 discussions had begun about replacing it.
In 1541, the former mayor of London, Sir William Hollis, left £200 in his will toward the building of a new cross, and by 1544 the 57 foot high cross was completed. As well as being brightly painted, the cross was also covered with much gold and it was renowned for its beauty. It was built in four sections, with statues in the top three storeys. The top storey held statues of St Peter, St James, St Christopher and two monks, with representations of Liberty and Justice at the highest point. In 1608 repairs were carried out to the cross during which the figure of Christ was replaced with one of Lady Godiva. Possibly the obverse of this token is based on this statue since there is no record of there being any other Lady Godiva memorial statues before 1949.
After standing gloriously for two centuries, decay once more set into the cross and, in 1753 and 1755, the top two stages were removed to avoid the danger of collapse. By 1771 the cross was declared to be in too ruinous a state to retain, and it's demolition was authorised. The remains stood for a short while longer though, at least until after 1778 when a visitor to Coventry wrote that the decayed cross "...has no longer anything to please".
This token is dated 1794, but must depict the cross as it was in it's heyday before it was totally demolished and it's parts reused. Two of the statues from the cross now reside at St. Mary's Guildhall.
1 comments*AlexMay 22, 2015
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MEDIEVAL MARKET CROSS, Chichester, England3 views1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex, England.
Obverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
1 comments*AlexMay 22, 2015
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LYDIA, Hermocapelia Pseudo-autonomous AE 16 under hadrian3 viewsReference: BMC Lydia p. 100, 11

Obv. [ΘEONCYN] - KΛHTON = T'EON SYNKLHTON
Draped bust of the Roman Senate right.

Rev.ЄPMOKAΠHΛITΩN = ERMOKAPHLITWN
Turreted and draped bust of Roma right. Monogram before.

3.2 gr
16 mm
okidokiMay 22, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 590, Sestertius of AD 139 (Crown series - Syria)4 viewsÆ Sestertius (22,40g). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: SYRIA around, COS II in ex., S C across field, Syria, towered, draped, standing left, holding crown (diadem) on extended right hand and cornucopiae in left; river Orontes swimming at her feet.
RIC 590; BMCRE 1200; Cohen 794 (fr. 15); Strack 797; Banti 401 (1 spec. (=BMC table 27.3, same rev. die)); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4234.
Ex Comptoir des Monnaies (May 2015).
Charles SMay 22, 2015
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Titus as Caesar RIC II V08743 viewsTitus as Caesar. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 76 A.D. (3.31g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter stg. facing, with patera over alter and scepter. RIC II V874, BMC V305, RSC 106.

A reverse shared contemporaneously with Vespasian. This specimen has some wear but the flan is very well formed and the coin is well centered.
Lucas HMay 22, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 143112 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. Ephesus Mint. 71 A.D. (3.20g, 17.5mm 11h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P PP, laureate head right. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE (from high r.); Victory adv. r. with wreath an palm, at lower r., EPE. RIC II 1431, BMC 457, RSC 276, RPC 833.

This specimen has a tight flan but full weight. While the obverse is slightly off center, it retains full legends, and the reverse is well centered.
Lucas HMay 22, 2015
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RIC IX Constantinople 83b22 views383-388
D/ DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R/ VIRTVS E-EXERCIT, emperor standing right, holding standard and globe, left foot on captive; Staurogramm in left field; CONSA in exergue.
RIC IX Constantinople 83b2
MatteoMay 22, 2015
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1053 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Sphinx3 viewsReference.
Emmett 1053.18; Köln 1134; Dattari 1996; Milne 1427

Obv. AYT KAIC TPAIAN - ADPIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Rev. LI-H (Year 18)
phinx seated left with Kalathos on head, right paw on wheel.

26.39 gr
1 commentsokidokiMay 22, 2015
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James Buchanan, 1857 Indian Peace Medal7 viewsObv: JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, bust of James Buchanan (15th President) facing right, 1857 below.

Rev: A settler and a Native American standing, facing each other before an American flag; "LABOR," "VIRTUE," and "HONOR" inscribed above within three oval-shaped links of chain-like scroll; field landscape in background.

Engravers: Salathiel Ellis (obverse), Joseph Willson (reverse).

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: 1857 (20th Century Restrike), Diameter: 76 mm
Matt InglimaMay 22, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)1 viewsRIC V S-245, Göbl 743b, CT 1392, Sear 10292, Van Meter 178/1

BI Antoninianus, 2.95 g., 18.25 mm. max. (undersize flan), 180°

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

Obv: [GA]LLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: NEPT[VNO CONS AVG], hippocamp swimming right. N in exergue.

Issued in 267-268 A.D. to commemorate vows to Neptune invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. The hippocamp is a mythical beast consisting of the foreparts of a horse and the sea-serpent tail. They were the chariot-beasts of Neptune.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpMay 22, 2015
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Paphlagonia, Sinope. Hadrian AE17. Athena3 viewsObv: IMP C TRAI HADRIANVS / Laureate bust of Hadrian r.
Rev: C IF ANN CLXVIII (year 168) / Athena standing head l., spear and facing circular shield lowered at her sides.
17mm and 3.86g.
WADD RG S207A,107(1) / COLL PARIS(1)

Thanks to Mark Fox for Identification.
ancientoneMay 21, 2015
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Constantius Gallus, AE 3 351-354 CE 1 views
Obverse: DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped,
cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman
who is bare-headed, bearded, reaching backwards.
Dot in centre field
Mintmark CONS epsilon, 17.48 mm, 2.5 g
RIC VIII Constantinople 122, rated C3
NORMAN KMay 21, 2015
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TEMPLE, PHILIP I2 viewsAR Antoninianus of Rome, struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLVM NOVVM. Hexastyle temple containing seated statue of Roma.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.64gms | Die Axis: 7
RIC IV iii : 25b | Cohen : 198

This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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TEMPLE, GALERIUS2 viewsCommemorative Follis of Ostia, struck A.D.311 under Maxentius.
Obverse: IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO MAXIMIANO SOCERO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: AETERNA MEMORIA. Temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, right door ajar; in exergue, MOSTS.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 5.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 31
SCARCE

The temple depicted on the reverse of this coin is in all probability the Temple of Divus Romulus begun by Maxentius around A.D.311 but left unfinished on his death in A.D.312.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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SHRINE, GALERIUS3 viewsAE Follis of Thessalonica, struck A.D.311 under Licinius.
Obverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: MEM DIVI MAXIMIANI. Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors; in right field, A; in exergue, •SM•TS•.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC VI : 48 (r5).
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch2 viewsAE3/4 of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left on throne, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm in her left; in right field, A; in exergue, ANT.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
C : 53 | Vagi : 2955

The obverse of the coin possibly depicts the statue of Zeus Nikephoros at the Temple of Apollo at Daphne, near Antioch, which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival in 167 B.C.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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SHRINE, CONSTANTIUS I3 viewsAE Follis of Ticinum, struck A.D.307 - 308 under Maxentius.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG. Veiled head of Constantius I facing right.
Reverse: MEMORIA DIVI CONSTANTI. Mausoleum or Temple of classical shape with double closed doors embellished with handles in the shape of a ring held in the mouth of a bucranium, apex of roof surmounted by eagle; in exergue, T T.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 4.5gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 97
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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USTRINUM (PYRE), SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS2 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.211 under Caracalla and Geta.
Obverse: DIVO SEVERO PIO. Bare head of Septimius Severus facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Ustrinum of five storeys, plaque or door on second level, apex surmounted by emperor in facing quadriga. Engraver's variant with drapery hung across base and upper tiers.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC IV i : 191f (Caracalla) | RSC : 89
RARE
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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USTRINUM (PYRE), CLAUDIUS II2 viewsCommemorative AE Antoninianus of Cyzicus, struck A.D.270 - 271, probably under Aurelian.
Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO. Radiate head of Claudius II Gothicus facing right, three pellets below.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Ustrinum or pyre of three storeys, arch in lowest storey, uppermost storey flanked by two statues, flames rising from circular opening at summit.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 267
(RIC mentions only two pellets, but this might simply be an error)
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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COLUMN, Philip I2 viewsAR Antoninianus of Rome, struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Cippus inscribed COS III.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC IV iii : 24c

A cippus is a small, low column commonly bearing an inscription. This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch2 viewsAE3/4 City commemorative of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI. The Tyche of Antioch seated facing with the river-god Orontes swimming facing below.
Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO. Apollo standing facing left, holding lyre in his left hand and patera in his right; in right field, A; in exergue, SMA.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
Vagi 2954

The obverse of the coin shows the famous Tyche of Antioch which was made by Eutychides of Sikyon in the second half of the 4th century B.C.
The reverse possibly represents the statue of Apollo of Antioch which was made my Bryaxis around 400-350 B.C.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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TEMPLE, CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR2 viewsAE Follis of Carthage, struck A.D.307.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE. Hexastyle temple within which is Carthage standing facing left holding fruits in both hands. In exergue, PKΔ.
Diameter: 25.15mm | Weight: 6.4gms
RIC VI : 61

This coin is one of the issues which were struck in A.D.307 to commemorate and advertise Constantine's alliance with Maxentius, reflected in types common to both rulers. Carthage was one of Maxentius' power bases.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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STATUE, MAXENTIUS2 viewsAE Follis of Ostia. Struck A.D.309.
Obverse: IMP C MAXENTIUS P F AVG. Laureate head of Maxentius facing right.
Reverse: AET-ERNITAS A-VG N. The Dioscuri standing facing each other, each holding horse by bridle, between them, wolf and twins; in exergue, MOSTA.
RIC VI : 16.

The statues of the Dioscuri represented on this coin are likely those which were situated in the precinct of the Lacus Juturnae and probably dated from the 5th century B.C. The moneyer, L. Memmius struck denarii with this type during the Republic and although the positions of the Dioscuri relative to their mounts differ on this coin it is possible that, as the statues occupied separate bases, they had been transposed at some period during the intervening four centuries.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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TEMPLE, PROBUS2 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.276 - 282.
Reverse: ROMAE AETER. Roma seated facing, head left, within hexastyle temple; in exergue, R Δ.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.88gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 183.
Ex Aiello Collection. | Ex FORVM Coins
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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ARCH, AUGUSTUS, RIC I : 510.5 viewsAR Cistophorus (Cistophoric Tetradrachm = 3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C.
Obverse: IMP•IX•TR•PO•V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
Diameter: 24 - 25mm | Weight: 11.7gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests may actually have incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.
2 comments*AlexMay 21, 2015
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ALTAR, CONSTANTIUS I2 viewsStruck A.D.307 - 308 under Maxentius, AE Follis of Aquileia.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG. Veiled head of Constantius I facing right.
Reverse: MEMORIA DIVI CONSTANTI. Monumental altar, doors embellished with handles in the shape of a ring held in the mouth of a bucranium, surmounted by eagle with wings spread standing facing, head turned to left and holding wreath in its beak; in exergue, AQS.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 5.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC VI : 127
SCARCE

"Cohen 24 (not giving mintmark) and Voetter, Gerin Cat., p. 62, have AVG only in the obv. legend of this type at Aquileia." - source Curtis Clay.
*AlexMay 21, 2015
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Stater of Aegina0 viewsIslands of Attica, Aegina
AR Stater 510-490 b.C.
Sea turtle / Five incuse squares (it is difficult to establish it)
12,5g 16x18mm
Ex Teutoburger Munzauktion 83
MatteoMay 21, 2015
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Pautalia Antoninus Pius Gargilius Antiquus City-goddess3 viewsAntoninus Pius

AE 28

Governor L. Pullaienus Gargilius Antiquus (161 AD)

AVT KAI T AIA | ΔPIA ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

HΓE Γ[APΓI]ΛI A[NTI]KOV
Ex: ΠAVTAΛIΩ
TΩN
City goddess enthroned left holding cornucopiae in left and Nike on globe with wreath left in outstretched right hand (nikephoros)

Ruzicka 18; Cf. obv Varb (E) II 4375 depicted (p. 375); RPC online temp # 3479; BMC-; SNG Cop.-
rennrad12020May 21, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)1 viewsRIC-V (S) 194A (Rome) and 484 (Milan), Göbl 546g, CT 1121, Sear --, Van Meter --

AE Antoninianus, 3.75 g., 24.15 mm. max., 0°

Rome and Milan mint, second officina, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.).

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, wheel beneath throne, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. S in exergue.

Fortuna Redux was in charge of bringing people home safely, primarily from wars.

RIC rarity C.
StkpMay 21, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-807var; DOC 92a; MIB-161.2var)4 viewsObv: Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing facing, each holding globus cruciger; crosses flanking Heraclius’ head
Rev: Large M; cross above, date across field; A//CON
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Decanummium, Syracuse Mint (Sear-583; DOC-281)4 viewsObv: Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large X; SE CI LI A in angles
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian II with Tiberius (705-711) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1438; MIB-52; Anastasi-360)6 viewsObv: Justinian and Tiberius standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding between them a long cross
Rev: Large M; monogram above, stars flanking; SCL
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)3 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)5 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2309; DOC 186-90; PCPC 84) 2 viewsObv: Large lis
Rev: Michael standing facing, holding large, voided cross and akakia; small lis in left field
SpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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362 var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia.3 viewsReference. Rare.
RIC -; BMC-; Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna); RSC 883b.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. (P P missing)
Bare head, draped bust right.

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG COS III in ex.
Justitia seated left, patera in right, vertical long scepter in left.

3.52 gr

Note Curtis Clay.
Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna) = RSC 883b.

Vienna also has a similar denarius with bust laureate, draped r.

These are mules from an old rev. die: the lack of P P in the obverse legend means that it should have been added to the rev. legend, but these coins are from one or more rev. dies that had been engraved before that change was made, and were later erroneously coupled with at least two of the new obv. dies without P P.
1 commentsokidokiMay 20, 2015
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria: Elagabalus (218-222) Æ As, Antioch (McAlee-798; Butcher-471; Antakya-18310)10 viewsObv: AVT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large S•C; K above, A below; all within circular border within laurel wreath
2 commentsSpongeBobMay 20, 2015
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883 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 127-28 AD Ptah-Sokar-Osiris standing4 viewsReference.
Emmett 883.12; Köln 982; Dattari (Savio) 1445; K&G 32.458.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙAN ΑΔΡ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.

Rev. LΔωΔΕ ΚΑΤΟV
Osiris mummy standing right, holding sceptre tipped with jackal-head (Anubis scepter)

12.66 gr
2 commentsokidokiMay 20, 2015
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MACEDONIA, Amphipolis (Roman Protectorate), Republican period. First Meris. Circa 167-149 BC. Tetradrachm3 viewsReference.
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; (BMC Macedonia pag. 7), 2; Prokopov 572

Obv.
Diademed head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield; shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents / Club of Herakles

Rev. MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ (First Macedonia Province)
legend above and below club of Herakles, AP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left

16.89 gr
okidokiMay 20, 2015
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RIC 1336 Vespasianus10 viewsObv : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P, Laureate head right
Rev : IMP V P P COS II DESIG III / S C (in field); Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod
AE/As (28.85 mm 10.52 g 6h) Struck in Tarraco (Spain) 70 A.D. (Group 2d)
ex ex Soler Y Llach Auction 1086-2 lot 2735
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 20, 2015
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Campgate: Licinio II, zecca di Roma III officina3 viewsValerius Licinianus Licinius, Caesar (317 - 324 d.C.), AE 3, Rome mint, III officina
AE, 18,10 mm 3,26 gr, qBB, R5
D/ LICINIVS IVN NOB C, busto laureato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ VIRTVS AVGG, P/R, RT in ex, campgate con tre torrette
Ric 172
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 20 maggio 2015, numero catalogo XXX), ex Antonio Hinojosa Pareja collection (Alcalá la Real, Andalucía Ceuta y Melilla España, fino al 2015)
paoloMay 20, 2015
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D.O. 33 ; 19201 viewsSégusiavesMay 20, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.21.01 var.2 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 13.06g, 27.36mm, 180°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEMo KAIKILI - CERBEILIA NEIKOPO PROC ICT
Hygieia in long garment and mantle stg. r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera
in l. hand, and Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting on his snake
staff.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1234 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2151 var. (has CERBEILIAN)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.10.21.1 var.(has CERBEILAN)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.21.1 (outer coin)
S+, nice green patina
JochenMay 20, 2015
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BCC B93 viewsByzantine Period
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE 40 Nummia, Cyprus Mint.
Obv:Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine,
and Empress Martina, each with Globus Cruciger.
Rev:Large M, ANNO to left, [P on h monogram]
above, Year XUIII (18) to right, officina Γ (3)
below, mintmark ΚΥΠΡ in Greek.
20mm. 5.46gm. Axis:210
Regnal Year 18 (627-628CE)
Striking black Caesarea patina.
SB 849
v-dromeMay 20, 2015
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)2 viewsRIC-V (S) 236, Göbl 569a, Sear 10288, Van Meter 168

AE Antoninianus, 4.16 g., 22.49 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 264-266 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: MART-I PACIFERO (=To Mars, the peacemaker/pacifier), Mars standing left, raising olive branch in right hand, resting left hand on shield and spear.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
StkpMay 20, 2015
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Huszár 853, Pohl 258-33, Unger 677b, Réthy II 313, dated 1524 0 viewsHungary. Louis II (Lajos II in Hun.) (1516-1526). AR denar, .53 g, 14.50 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon, 1 with pellets above and below to left, [• 52] • above, and 4 with pellets above and below to right.

Rev: Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, L–R/N (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1524-1525 (per Huszár & Unger). Pohl classifies this type as a mintmark variety of Huszár 846, Unger 675, Réthy II 308A. That type was an inflationary currency that was referred to by contemporaries as “moneta nova.” On average, 400 denars, each weighing 0.49 g., were struck from an Ofner mark of silver with a fineness of 0,250 (per Huszár). They were officially valued at ½ a denar, but the public did not accept them at this overvalued rate (per Huszár & Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania) (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 6.
StkpMay 20, 2015
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Levon III, 1303-1307 AD, AE Kardez, Sis1 viewsLevon III
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1303-1307 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈ (Levon King of the Armenians), Levon, seated on ground, holding a Sceptre in left hand and Cross in right.
Reverse: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱ(Levon King of the Armenians), around a Latin Cross.▕ in each corner.

Weight: 2.47 g, Diameter: 21.4 x 18 x 1.4 mm, Die axis: 310°, Mint: Sis

Obverse legend is blundered, and the reverse legend is a repeat of the obverse (but better written) instead of stating the mint.
MasisMay 19, 2015
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez Sis1 viewsHetoum I
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1226-1270 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: +ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Hetoum King Of The Armenians), Hetoum, enthroned, facing, holding a Sceptre and Globus Cruciger, ✶ in left field.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍՒՍ (Minted In The City Of Sis), around a Latin Cross,▕ in three corners, ◡ in top right.

Weight: 3.88 g, Diameter: 21.2 x 21.8 x 1.7 mm, Die axis: 330°, Mint: Sis
Reference: Bedoukian 1393
MasisMay 19, 2015
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BCC B83 viewsByzantine Period
Heraclius 610-641CE
Sasanian occupation of Egypt
ca. 618-628CE
AE Hexanummium, Alexandria Mint.
Obv:Palm tree with fruit.
Rev: Large S,
20x18mm. 6.80gm. Axis:30
SB 864
v-dromeMay 19, 2015
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Aretas7 viewsAretas, denarius
M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC.
19mm, 3,99g.
Obv. M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C; King Aretas III of Nabatea kneeling beside camel in an attitude of supplication, holding olive-branch.
Rev. P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER; Jupiter in quadriga left, holding thunderbolt.
Cr422/1a
1 commentsMarsmanMay 19, 2015
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AR-No.ZTR 120/N´2-C (KM)3 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 140-139 B.C

AE 16.36mm (Thickness 2.72mm), weight 3.73g, die axis = 2h (60 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 96 below.
AradosMay 19, 2015
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Trajan RIC 345; Woytek 553v4 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. After 20:th of february -ca. fall 116 AD. (3.22g; 18.83mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Felicitas standing, holding short caduceus and cornucopia.
Woytek 553v; RIC 345

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
1 commentsPaddyMay 19, 2015
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Martinian AE Follis8 viewsRIC VII 16 Cyzicus, VAGI 3037
20.5 mm, 2.99 gm
IM C S MAR MARTINIANVS P F AVS
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand & sceptre in left; to left, eagle standing left, head right with wreath in beak; to right, bound captive seated right.
Rev. R. field: X / IIΓ
Exergue: SMKA
R4

Ex: Mike Vosper Coins (05/2015); Naville Numismatics Live Auction 9 Lot 336 (09/2014); Naville Numismatics Live Auction 2 Lot 167 (09/2013); Harkan J. Berk (2005); FORVM (2003)

Mark ZMay 19, 2015
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ANTONIUS PIUS AE232 viewsOBVERSE: [AVT]O KAI TI AIΛ AΔ[ ] (retrograde)
Laureate head left
REVERSE: ZEVΓMATEWN,
Tetrastyle temple with peribolos containing grove and having a colonnade (only roof slabs shown) to left and right, and in front a portico or panelled wall of two storeys; all within wreath
Struck at Commagene Zeugma Syria, 138-161AD
8.80g, 23mm
BMC 3, GIC 1492v
LegatusMay 19, 2015
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Faustina Junior, RIC (M. Aurelius) 1697 v., Sestertius of AD 176-18015 viewsÆ Sestertius (22,2g, Ø31mm, 6h). Rome, AD 176-180.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right, hair knotted behind.
Rev.: AETERNITAS around, S C in field below, Faustina, seated left on throne with canopy, holding sceptre, between two dancing girls with veils flying above their heads.
RIC (Aurelius) 1697 var. (no canopy); BMCRE 1568 var. (same); Cohen 10 (30 fr.) var. (same); Banti 7 (5 spec.)
Ex ArtCoins Roma s.r.l. Auction 15 (April 2015).
2 commentsCharles SMay 19, 2015
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Zeugitana, Carthage, ca. 230-220 BC, AE 252 viewsHead of Tanit left, wearing wreath of ears of wheat, single drop pendant earring and necklace.
Horse standing right, radiate sun-disk flanked by uraei above, Punic letter ayin in right field.

Viola, Corpus Numorum Punicorum (2010) 46d; Visona (AJN 10) 37; SNG Copenhagen 260.

(25 mm, 12.87 g, 12h).
Harlan J Berk 193, 30 April 2015, 380.
n.igmaMay 19, 2015
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Urbs Roma Cyzicus1 viewsRIC VII Cyzicus 71

Cyzicus mint, fourth officina, struck under Constantine I, 330-334 A.D.

AE3, 2.24 g., 18.02 mm. max, 180°

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust or Roma left, wearing imperial cloak

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, SMKΔ• in exergue.

RIC rarity r4
StkpMay 19, 2015
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Thrace, Callatis. Julia Domna AE18. Eros3 viewsObv: IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACTH / draped bust right.
Rev: KALLATIANWN / Eros standing r. with legs crossed, l. hand on a torch placed downwards, raising r. hand.
Varbanov 303.
ancientoneMay 19, 2015
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BCC B72 viewsHeraclius 610-641CE
Sasanian occupation of Egypt
Khusro II, ca. 618-628CE
AE 12 nummia, Alexandria Mint.
Obv:Facing bust of Khusro II, cuirassed,
wearing crown with simple cross. Star and
crescent to left and right.
Rev: I B, in between, cross on globe,
In exergue, ΑΛΕΞ
18mm. 10.46gm. Axis:0
SB 855
v-dromeMay 19, 2015
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Julian II AE3 as Caesar - Fallen Horseman3 viewsJulian II AE3, Arles mint, 360-363 AD, 1.9g, 17mm

OBV: DN IVLIAN-VS NOB CAES, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REV: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a helmet, reaching backwards. Mintmark: TCON

REF: RIC VIII Arles 268
Gil-galadMay 19, 2015
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Galerius - follis2 viewsAntioch
304 - 305 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI •
Z
ANT
RIC VI Antioch 59b
ex Gitbud Naumann
Johny SYSELMay 19, 2015
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Philip I - AR tetradrachm1 viewsAntioch
244 AD
draped and cuirassed laureate bust right from behind
AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB
eagle facing, head left, standing on palm branch, wreath in beak ΔHMAΡX__EΞOVCIAC
SC
McAlee 886, Prieur 317 (4 Exemplare)
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELMay 19, 2015
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Constans AE3 - Galley2 viewsConstans AE3, 337-350 AD, Aquileia mint, 2.5g, 18mm

OBV: CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

REV: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing on galley moving left, holding wreath-bearing Victory on globe, and standard with chi-rho on banner. Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship. Mintmark: AQS dot.

REF: RIC VIII Aquileia 91.
Gil-galadMay 18, 2015
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Vespasian RIC-85359 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 853 (R2), BMC p. 34 note, RSC 374
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, bare, l.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
VF

An extremely rare denarius from 76. Left facing, bare head, and COS VII combine to make this an exceptional coin. This is the 6th known specimen: Berlin, Paris, Gemini 2013, Curtis Clay 2010, and ebay 2003 (RIC plate coin) are the other examples. All have the same obverse die, Clay 2010 and my coin are die pair matches. These bare portraits were struck with the Pax reverse in both 75 (unique) and in 76. Why the engraver chose an unlaureate bust is a mystery. Perhaps struck in error, which would explain why so few were minted.

I haven't seen a photo of the other unique bare head Pax type from 75 (RIC 773, Vecchi 13, lot 757), but Curtis Clay has confirmed it is a different obverse die and may possibly read COS VII! If true, the bare l. portrait was only struck with the COS VII Pax. Only having the coin in hand will solve the mystery for certain.

A compact and neat portrait emphasising Vespasian's militaristic look.
8 commentsDavid AthertonMay 18, 2015
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Constantius II AE3, Two Soldiers with Standards2 viewsConstantius II, Siscia, AE follis. 330-348 AD, 1.9g, 18mm

OBV: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.

RV: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers standing facing one another, holding spears and shields, two standards between with dot on banner. Mintmark ASIS.

REF: RIC VII Siscia 221.
Gil-galadMay 18, 2015
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Hemidrachm 404-390 BC. AR 10mm. 1.6grm0 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm. 404-390 BC. 1.6Grm.
Obv. Head of Helios facing
Rev. P O Flanking rose within incuse square,
Ref. SNG Keck. 367 (Var)
Lee SMay 18, 2015
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Synnada, Phrygia, c. 133 - 30 B.C.4 viewsBronze AE 22, SNG Cop 706; SNGvA 3973; SNG Tübingen 4196; BMC Phrygia p. 392, 3; Imhoof Blumer KM p. 292, 2; Lindgren III 619; SNG München -, aVF, green patina, large flan, weak strike, Synnada mint, 7.431 grams, 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, c. 133 - 30 B.C.; obverse turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; reverse SUNNADE / MAI-ANDRI, Zeus standing left, himation over left shoulder and around waist and legs, thunderbolt in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren .


Synnada (Suhut, Turkey today) was of considerable importance as a station on the road from Apameia to the north and east. Synnada was celebrated throughout the Roman Empire for its precious Synnadic marble, a light color marble interspersed with purple spots and veins. From quarries on Mount Persis in neighboring Docimeium, it was conveyed through Synnada to Ephesus, from which it was shipped over sea to Italy.


EX; FORVM Ancient Coins.

*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
SamMay 18, 2015
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.0 viewsAlexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C. Ae 18.7~19.9mm 6.68g. Antioch, ca. 125-122 BC. Obv: Diademed and radiate head of Alexander right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY Two intertwined cornucopias; to left, Σ above grain ear; A to right. HGC 9, --. SC 2235.1f. SNG Spaer 2310. SNG Cop. 370.ddwauMay 18, 2015
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845 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 130-31 AD Hadrian-Alexandria1 viewsReference.
Emmett 845.15; Köln 1026; Dattari 1268.

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

Rev. L-IE (year 15)
Hadrian standing to left holding scepter receiving corn ears from Alexandra.

12.16 gr
25 mm
12 h
VF

Note.
dated RY 15 (AD 130/1)
Struck to commemorate the emperor’s visit to Alexandria in AD 130. It was during this visit that Hadrian’s favorite, the Bithynian youth Antinous, drowned in the Nile.
Ex CNG
okidokiMay 18, 2015
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Germany, Third Reich: 1933D 2 Reichsmark (KM#79)4 viewsObv: Head left, dates below
Rev: Eagle above denomination

Issued for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
3 commentsSpongeBobMay 18, 2015
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Germany, Third Reich: 1934D 5 Reichsmark (KM#82)6 viewsObv: Potsdam Garrison Church divides date
Rev: Eagle divides date, denomination below

Issued for the celebration of the 1st Anniversary of Nazi Rule. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
SpongeBobMay 18, 2015
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BCC J193 viewsRoman Provincial
Judaean Mint
Agrippa II 56-95CE
Domitian 81-96CE
Obv:IM CA D VES F DOM AV GER COS XII
Laur. bust of Domitian Rt.
Rev :ΕΠΙ ΒΑ ΑΓΡΙ (in the era of King Agrippa)
around large SC. Below: ET KS (year 26 = 86/87 CE).
AE 20mm. 5.83gm. Axis:0
Hendin (III) 616
v-dromeMay 18, 2015
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Jeton, brass, 4.15 g., 24.10 mm max., 180°, undated.2 viewsMinted in 1791 by Johann Christian Reich (active 1758-1814) in Nuremburg.

Hennin 244-245 var. (placement of pellets)

Obv: LVD • XVI D • G FR -- ET• NAV • REX, bust of Louis XVI facing left, REICH on shoulder.

Rev: OMNIBUS NON SIBI • (=for everyone but not for him), a basin with a water fountain in the middle, • IETON • (with pellet beneath the E) in exergue.

On October 5, 1789 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were imprisoned by a Parisian crowd in the Tuileries Palace in Paris. On June 21, 1791, he and his family attempted an unsuccessful flight to Varennes. This jeton was minted during the king's captivity, and the legend presumably has revolutionary significance.
StkpMay 18, 2015
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Marcianapolis (Moesia Inferior/now Devnya, Bulgaria). Diadumenian (Caesar, 217-218 A.D.; Augustus, May-June 218 A.D.) (Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus)2 viewsHristova/Jekov 6.25.20.3 (r5); AMNG I 804, p.252; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1354

AE assarion; 2.74 g., 17.76 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: [M] OΠΠΛΛIOC ANTΩNINOC (=Marcus Opellius Antonius), bare headed and draped bust right, seen from behind.

Rev.: MAPKIANO ΠOΛEITΩN (=(coin) of the people of Markianopolis, Good health to you all), staff of Aesklepios with serpent entwining, facing right.
StkpMay 18, 2015
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Hetoum II, 1289-1303 AD, AE Kardez, Sis0 viewsHetoum II
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1289-1303 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: ...ՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱԻՈ ՀԱՅ (Hetoum King of the Armenians), Hetoum, enthroned, holding a Sceptre in right hand and Globus Cruciger in left.
Reverse: +ՇԻ...ՔԱՂԱԳՒ Ս (Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross.
Weight: 2.91 g, Diameter: 19.9 x 19.6 x 1.2 mm, Die axis: 260°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 18, 2015
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AR-No.JZAG 132/N´12-C (KL)2 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 128-127 B.C

AE 16.99mm (Thickness 2.36mm), weight 3.34g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 132 below.
AradosMay 17, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 540, Sestertius of AD 139 (Liberalitas)10 viewsObv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.:[TR POT] COS II around, LIBERALITAS / [AVG] in two lines in ex., S C across field, (far left and right, near the edge), Antoninus, togate, seated right on curule chair on platform on left; beside him Liberalitas, draped, standing right, emptying coins from cornucopiae held in both hands into toga of citizen standing below, right of the platform.
RIC 540; BMCRE 1142; Cohen 480 (50 fr.) (rev. legend differs); Strack 816a (note p.344 №50a); Banti 203 var.; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 124:4b
Ex Comptoire des Monnaies Anciennes, Lille (May 2015).

First largesse of Antoninus Pius on the occasion of his accession.

Extremely rare type, only three other specimens known: B.M. (ex Lawrence coll., 1937), Vienna, and Int. Titano Auction 6, 1980.
1 commentsCharles SMay 17, 2015
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Kingdom of JERUSALEM . Imitative of Damascus Dirham of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il and the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir, 1244 - 12505 viewsKingdom of JERUSALEM . Imitative of Damascus Dirham of Ayyubid al-Salih Isma'il and the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir, 1244 - 1250
2.894g, 22.9mm, Acre(?) mint, 1244 - 1250
obverse : Arabic legends: in center: "al-Malik al-Salih / Imad al-Dunya wa'l-Din / Isma'il b. Abi Bakr", in margins: "In the name of God, struck in Damascus year 641 (or another year)" (or similar, blundered, margins mostly off flan)
reverse : Arabic legends: in center: "al- Imam / Al-Mustansir / billah Abu Ja'far / al-Mansur Amir al-Mu'mininin", in margins: "There is no god but God alone; none is associated with him; Muhammad is the Messenger of God" (or similar, blundered, margins mostly off flan).
Bates Crusader type I, Balog 36 - 37 ; CCS 3
Ex Alex G. Malloy ; Ex FORUM
Vladislav DMay 17, 2015
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County of Tripoli , imitation of al-Zahir Ghazi AR dirham, AH625 (1227)4 viewsCounty of Tripoli , imitation of al-Zahir Ghazi AR dirham, AH625 (1227)
obverse : al-Malik
ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ
al-Zahir Ghazi
الظاهر غازي
Ibn Yusuf Bin
ﺍﺑﻦ ﻳﻮﺳﻒ ﺑﻦ
Ayyub
ﺍﻳﻮﺏ

reverse : al-Imam
ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ
al-Nasir Ahmad
ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺻﺮ ﺍﺣﻤﺪ
al-Malik al-'Adil
ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﺩﻝ
Abu Bakr
ﺍﺑﻮ ﺑﻜﺮ
A-836 CCS-1
Ex Stephen Album
Vladislav DMay 17, 2015
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11 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD, AR Drachm - Bostra, Arabia. (114-116 AD) - Camel
Obverse: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: two humped camel walking left
Sydenham, Caesarea 205
20mm, 3.31 grams
3 commentspaul1888May 17, 2015
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BCC J184 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:[DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS]
Laureate head right.
Rev:Minerva std right on galley,
with trophy, spear and shield. Palm
branch on right.
AE 25.5mm. 10.82gm. Axis:0
Judaea Capta series. Hendin (III) 748
v-dromeMay 17, 2015
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JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.6 6 viewsOBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16.81mm

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm

1 commentsSimonMay 17, 2015
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2 viewsThracian Kingdom. Lysimachos. As King, 306-281 B.C. Æ (19 mm, 4.19 g, 3 h). Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Athena right / Σ Λ ΩΣ Λ Σ , lion running right; spearhead below. SNG Copenhagen 1149paul1888May 17, 2015
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JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954V DOC NL CLBC NL 5 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 16mm

Weight 1.9gm
This coin even though in poor condition is also an example of the Right arm raised .l. However it is of mixed consensus to this being a new variation
SimonMay 17, 2015
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JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954V DOC NL CLBC NL 4 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 19mm

Weight 2.6 gm

Several examples of this coin have been identified, the only variation is the l. hand is raised much higher than normal. However it is of mixed consensus to this being a new variation
SimonMay 17, 2015
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JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.53 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.25mm

Weight 2.5gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
SimonMay 17, 2015
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JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.5 5 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.38mm

Weight 1.7mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
SimonMay 17, 2015
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040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0758 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, #138 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0758 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, #1
Wife of Lucius Verus.
avers: LVCILLAE-AVG-ANTONINI-AVG-F, Draped bust right, hair in a bun.
revers: CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting elbow on statuette of Spes.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,68g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 166-67 A.D., ref: RIC-III-758 (Marc.Aur.), p-, RSC-6a.,
Q-001
quadransMay 16, 2015
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #138 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVIII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 155 A.D., ref: RIC-III-239-p-,
Q-001
quadransMay 16, 2015
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Roman Imperial Lead Seal, The First Tetrarchy, Diocletian and Maximian, Galerius and Constantius3 viewsRoman imperial lead Seal
The first Tetrarchy, 293-305 AD

Obverse: Diocletian and Maximian Augusti and Galerius and Constantius Caesari.
Radiate and draped busts of the two Augusti, confronted, above, the two Caesari, confronted, below.
Weight: 7.42 g, Dimensions: 19.8 x 24 x 7 mm, Period: 293-305 AD
Likely that Coins issued from the Imperial mints would have been put into bags using Seals such as this.
MasisMay 16, 2015
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C. Renius , Denarius1 viewsRRC. 231/1
138 b.c.

Juno in Biga of Goats, w. Diadem, sceptre & reigns
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 232, Lot 240 - Ex Varesi, April 1990.
NorbertMay 16, 2015
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Sextus Pompeius Faustulus (FOSTLVS)2 viewsRRC. 235/1
137 b.c.

She-Wolf, Suckling Twins
The moneyer might be the father of Pompeius Strabo
Ex Ebay, I might have to find a better one.
NorbertMay 16, 2015
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M. Marcius Mn. f., Denarius0 viewsRRC 245/1
134 b.c.

Av. Roma, Modius behind
Rv. Victory in Biga. M MAR CI, ligated. Divided by two ears of corn.
Ex NAC Auction 87, Lot 585, in 2014
NorbertMay 16, 2015
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Cn. Gellius, Denarius1 viewsRRC. 232/1
138 b.c.

Av. Roma in a Laurel-wreath
Rv. Two figures in a quadriga: A Warrior (MArs?) and a woman
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 232, Lot 241 in 2015. - Ex Astarte, 28.10. 1999.
NorbertMay 16, 2015
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Byzantine Lead Seal, #35,41 viewsByzantine Lead Seal, #35,
avers:
revers: +/ΛOΓVC/ΦVLATTω/ΦVΛAKOC/KωN in five row.
diameter: 19mm,
weight: 7,60g,
Q-001
"+/ΛOΓVC/ΦVLATTω/ΦVΛAKOC/KωN "
"I guard the words of Konstantinos Phylax" - Your seal is published by Laurent, in his Corpus, vol. II, no 671, dated mid 12th century. Alexandra Wassiliou-Seibt dates it last third 11th century in her Corpus of Byzantine metric seals (no 1333). by Gert , thank you Gert.
1 commentsquadransMay 16, 2015
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L. Antestius Gragulus, Denarius0 viewsRRC. 238/1
136 b.c.

Jupiter in Quadriga, with Sceptre, Reigns and Thunderbolt
Bought from Gorny & Mosch, Auction 228, Lot 247 in 2015. Ex Varesi, Auction 11 in 1989
NorbertMay 16, 2015
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Levon III, 1303-1307 AD, AE Kardez, Sis0 viewsLevon III
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1303-1307 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: +ԼԵՒ...ԹԱԳ Հ (Levon King of the Armenians), Levon, seated on ground, holding a Sceptre in left hand and Cross in right.
Reverse: ...ՆԵԼ Ւ ՔԱՂ...(Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross.

Weight: 2.82 g, Diameter: 16.8 x 19.3 x 1.8 mm, Die axis: 180°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 16, 2015
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Levon II, 1270-1289 AD, AE Kardez, Sis0 viewsLevon II
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1270-1289 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: ...Ր ՀԱՅՑ (Levon King of the Armenians), Lion, standing left, ◡ in left field.
Reverse: +ՇԻ...ՔԱՂԱՔ ՍՒՍ (Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross, a ✬ in each quadrant.

Weight: 3.97 g, Diameter: 25.1 x 24.8 x 1.2 mm, Die axis: 230°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 16, 2015
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez Sis1 viewsHetoum I
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1226-1270 A.D.
Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: +ՀԵԹ...ԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ...(Hetoum King of the Armenians), Hetoum, enthroned, facing, holding a Sceptre and Globus Cruciger. ✶ in left field.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂ...Ի ՍԻՍ(Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross,▕ in three corners, ◡ in upper right.

Weight: 5.03 g, Diameter: 24 x 24.5 x 1.8 mm, Die axis: 320°, Mint: Sis, Reference: Bedoukian 1393
MasisMay 16, 2015
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1189 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 129-30 AD Headdress of Isis3 viewsReference.
Emmett 1189.14; Milne 1293; Köln 1019; Dattari 1918

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. LI-Δ
Headdress of Isis.

1.66 gr
14 mm

Note.
Isis
Goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom
okidokiMay 16, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC0 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (torque), Shore 166 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 328 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; 4-turn torque instead of necklet; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EIoΠAToPoΣ EYERIEToV(last 2lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoYΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

SchatzMay 16, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC0 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 326 (Phraates III.);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head; mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV APΣ(retrograde)ΛKo(V) (Θ)EoΠΛToPOΣ(retrograde)(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ΣVEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (Φ)ΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: Gorny & Mosch Auction 203.
SchatzMay 16, 2015
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Antic-AE-Cross, pendant, AE #0144 viewsAntic-AE-Cross, pendant, AE #01
type:Cross
size: 43,5x32mm,
weight: 3,84g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadransMay 16, 2015
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 160b3 viewsObv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Branch | S // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 160b
maridvnvmMay 16, 2015
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 4834 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate bust right, slight drapery on both shoulders
Rev:– FORT REDVX, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Mediolanum/Milan (//MS)
Reference:– Göbl 1350f. RIC 483
maridvnvmMay 16, 2015
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #2151 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #21
avers:- Cross on line, imitation of cufic legend around; border of dots.
revers:- Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,2mm, weight: 0,20 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-065, CHN-1-118, Huszar-139,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-021
quadransMay 16, 2015
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010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-019, #0256 views010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-019, #02
avers:- +LADISLAVS-RE, Crowned bust facing in circle of dots;.
revers:- +LADISLAVS-RE +, Cross in circle; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 20mm, weight: 0,66g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-019, CHN-1-027, Huszar-023,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
2 commentsquadransMay 16, 2015
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #0554 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-030, #05
avers:- X-CALMAN, Three long crosses with dots in the middle and at the bottom; border of dots.
revers:- + LADISLAVS-RE (X/+), Cross in circle with wedges in the angles; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,2 mm, weight: 0,32 g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-030, CHN-1-034, Huszar-094,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-005
2 commentsquadransMay 16, 2015
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0290a, Rome, AR-Denarius, VOTA PVBLICA, Hadrian, draped standing left,52 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0290a, Rome, AR-Denarius, VOTA PVBLICA, Hadrian, draped standing left,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Bare head right.
revers: VOTA-PVBLICA, Hadrian, draped standing left, holding a patera over an altar, left, sacrificing.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:18mm, weight: 3,48g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 137 A.D., ref: RIC II 290a, p-373, RSC 1480,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 16, 2015
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ISAAC II ANGELUS AE TETARTERON S-2005V A DOC 5 CLBC 7.4.2 2 views OBV Bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. a jeweled sceptre, and in l. Globus cruciger.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma. Divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 20mm

Weight 4.1gm

Interesting example of the three known devices that Michael holds in this version a jeweled scepter.

DOC lists 11 examples with weights ranging from 3.21 gm to 5.37gm
SimonMay 16, 2015
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ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.12 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 18/20.5 mm

Weight 3.2gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
SimonMay 16, 2015
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ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 1 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 20/17mm

Weight 3.6 gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
SimonMay 16, 2015
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ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 1 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 20.36mm

Weight 3.2gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
SimonMay 16, 2015
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ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 0 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 16./19mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
SimonMay 16, 2015
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2 viewsSpongeBobMay 16, 2015
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Gwalior, Jhansi: Jayaji Rao (1843-1886) AR 1/8 rupee (KM-112)3 viewsPlate Specimen coin from Krause Publications Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801-1900, 7th Edition.SpongeBobMay 16, 2015
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1 viewsSpongeBobMay 16, 2015
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Nawanagar: Vibhaji (1852-1894) AR kori, VS1936 (1879), (KM#20)3 viewsSpongeBobMay 16, 2015
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3 viewsSpongeBobMay 16, 2015
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C NORBANUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS NORBANA AR Denarius2 viewsOBVERSE: C• NORBANVS, head of Venus right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace; XVIIII behind
REVERSE: Prow-stem, fasces, caduceus and grain ear.
Rome 83 BC
3.8g, 18mm
Crawford 357/1a. Sydenham 740. Norbana 1
LegatusMay 16, 2015
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Levon IV, 1320-1342 AD, AE Large Pogh, Sis1 viewsLevon IV
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1320-1342 A.D.
Coin: AE Large Pogh
Obverse: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒ...(Levon King of the Armenians), enthroned, facing, holding a Sceptre with his right hand and a Globus Cruciger with his left.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԼ Ւ ՔԱՂԱՔ...(Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross, ● at each end,▕ in each corner.

Weight: 2.32 g, Diameter: 22.4 x 21.5 x 1.2 mm, Die axis: 90°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 15, 2015
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Smbad, 1296 - 1298 AD, AE Kardez, Sis, Fleur dis lis0 viewsSmbad
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1296-1298 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez

Obverse: +ՍՄԲԱՏ ԹԱ..., Smbad, crowned, on horseback, riding right, holding a Sceptre with his right hand.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼՒ ՔԱՂԱՔՒ ՍՒՍ, around a Latin Cross with ⚜ in each corner.

Weight: 1.86 g, Diameter: 16.9 x 18.7 x 0.8 mm, Die axis: 0°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 15, 2015
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169 - Constans - AE Folis - RIC VIII Alexandria 644 viewsAE3
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria, officina 3; (// ALEG), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64
maridvnvmMay 15, 2015
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0280d, Rome, AR-Denarius, VENERIS FELICIS, Venus seated left,60 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0280d, Rome, AR-Denarius, VENERIS FELICIS, Venus seated left,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers: VENERIS-FELICIS, Venus, mantled and diademed, seated left on throne, holding statuette of Cupid, and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:19-19,5mm, weight: 2,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 134-138 A.D., ref: RIC II 280d, p-371, RSC 1449,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 15, 2015
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0200, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Crescent and one star above,59 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0200, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Crescent and one star above,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers: COS-III, Crescent and one star above.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,68g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 200, RSC-460a,
Q-001
quadransMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC4 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (legend iii), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint; Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; long hair in 5 waves as large puffy tufts on either side of the head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 7:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BAEIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (ΘE)oΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ); exergual line;

1 commentsSchatzMay 15, 2015
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161 - Constantine the Great (posthumous) - AE4 - RIC VIII 124 viewsObv:- DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right
Rev:- Emperor, veiled, in quadriga right, the hand of God reaches down to him
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALA) 337 - April 340 A.D.
Reference RIC VIII Alexandria 12
maridvnvmMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

SchatzMay 15, 2015
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Carinus 'Felicitas' Antoninianus0 viewsObv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITPVBLICA - Felicitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding caduceus.
Carsten BMay 15, 2015
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112 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Galley right3 viewsReference.
RIC 112; C. 1173

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Galley right

3.17 gr
1 commentsokidokiMay 15, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Lugdunum 0343 viewsObv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left and raising right
Minted in Lugdunum. TF in left field, * in right field; PLG in exe. A.D. 315-316
Reference:– RIC VII Lugdunum 34
maridvnvmMay 15, 2015
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI London 1694 viewsFollis (AE3)
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS P AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– COMITI AVGG NN, Sol radiate standing left, holding globe and whip
Minted in London (_ | * //PLN) A.D. 310-312
Reference(s) – RIC VI London 169 (S citing Oxford)
maridvnvmMay 15, 2015
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Sear 10552 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 4.96g, diameter 21mm. Mint of Carthage.Abu GalyonMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 36.13var. (legend), Shore --, Sunrise 324 (Phraates III.);
mint: court mint at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛ ΛPΣΛKoV EΠ(I)ΦΛNoVΣ ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

S. Album Auction No 20.
SchatzMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca.70 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 21mm; Sellwood 36.12var., Shore 158 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 322 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 9 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoV(Σ) EΠIΦΛNoV(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
SchatzMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 36.10, Shore 156 (Phraates III.), Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoVΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;
SchatzMay 15, 2015
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,9gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 36.9var., Shore 155var.(Phraates III.), Sunrise 321var. (Phraates III; var. is earring);
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; EARRING, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EIΠΦANoVE KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛOΠAToPoE EVEPΓEToV;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
SchatzMay 15, 2015
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Ilkhan: Sulayman (1339-1346) AR 2 dirhams, AH743, Ani Mint (Album-2252)4 viewsSpongeBobMay 15, 2015
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Ilkhan: Sulayman (1339-1346) AR 2 dirhams, AH745, Hamadan Mint (Album-2257, Type G)3 viewsSpongeBobMay 15, 2015
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Galerius1 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: MAXIMIANVS NOB C
Rv: Sol stg. left raising arm and holding globe, at feet two prisoners.
Leg: ORIENS AVGG
Ex: B
Lugdunum
Julianus of PannoniaMay 15, 2015
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Numerianus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate bust left, wearing trabea and holding eagle-tipped scepter
Leg: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG
Rv: Numerian standing facing, head left, holding globe and scepter
Leg: VNDIQVE VICTORES
Ex: KAς
Rome
RIC 423; Venèra 3252
Julianus of PannoniaMay 15, 2015
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Carausius2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Rv: Mars advancing left holdong branch, spear and shield
Leg: MARTI PACIF
Ex: -
Camolodunum (?)
RIC --
Julianus of PannoniaMay 15, 2015
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Tacitus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
OV: Radiate, draped and cuireassed bust to right.
Leg: IM CM CL TACITVS PF AVG
Rv: Felicitas stg. l. holding long scepter and sacrificing over altar.
Leg: FELICITAS SAECVLI / *
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 23
Julianus of PannoniaMay 15, 2015
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Carus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP C KARVS PF AVG
Rv: Virtus stg. right holding spear; leaning on shield.
Leg: VIRTVS AVG
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC RIC 91 var.
var = Obverse-legend spelled with "K"
Julianus of PannoniaMay 15, 2015
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Mn. Cordius Rufus. (46 B.C.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: RVFVS S.C., Diademed head of Venus right, two locks of hair falling down neck.
R: MN. CORDIVS, Cupid riding dolphin right.
Rome Mint
3.7g
18mm
Crawford 463/3; Sydenham 977
1 commentsMatMay 15, 2015
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez, Sis, Leonine throne1 viewsHetoum I
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1226-1270 A.D.

Coin: AE Kardez
Obverse: ...Մ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ...(Hetoum King of the Armenians), Hetoum, enthroned upon a leonine throne, holding a Sceptre with his right hand and a Globus Cruciger with his left.
Reverse: +...ԵԱԼՒ...(Minted in the city of Sis), around a Latin Cross,▕ in each corner.

Weight: 2.52 g, Diameter: 21.6 x 20.3 x 1.5 mm, Die axis: 90°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 14, 2015
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Levon I, 1199-1219 AD, AE Tank, Sis2 viewsLevon I
King of Armenian Cilicia, 1199-1219 A.D.

Coin: AE Tank
Obverse: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Levon King of the Armenians), crowned bust of a Lion, facing, looking right.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼՒ ՔԱՂԱՔ ՍՒՍ Ւ (Minted in the city of Sis), around a Patriarchal Cross, a ✬ to either side.

Weight: 7.96 g, Diameter: 27.8 x 28.6 x 1.9 mm, Die axis: 190°, Mint: Sis
MasisMay 14, 2015
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D.O. 45 ; 19322 viewsSégusiavesMay 14, 2015
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GORDIAN III AR Antoninianus6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath & palm
Struck at Rome, June 12, 238-Dec 238 AD (1st Issue, 6th officina)
4.2g, 21mm
RIC I viii, 5, page 16 - Cohen 357
2 commentsLegatusMay 14, 2015
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Thessaly, Kierion4 views
AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.30g)
c. 350-325 BCE

O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: KIEPIEIΩ(retrograde N), Arne kneeling right, head left, playing with astragaloi; Φ to right


BCD Thessaly II 100; SNG Lockett 1549 = Pozzi 1197 = Pozzi (Boutin) 2727 (this coin)
SalaethusMay 14, 2015
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15 Antoninus Pius RIC 3012 viewsANTONINUS PIUS 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 159-160 AD. (3.5g; 17mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, Laureate head right. Rev: PACI AVG COS IIII, Pax standing left, holding branch in one hand and scepter in the other. ., .
RIC 301; BMC 981; C 573

Ex: Incitatus Coins, Vcoins
PaddyMay 14, 2015
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Sp. Afranius (?), Denarius3 viewsRRC. 206/1
150 b.c.
SAFRA

Bought from B. Peus Nachf. Auction #382, lot #288
NorbertMay 14, 2015
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C. Iunius, Denarius2 viewsRRC. 210/1
149 b.c.
C IVNI C F

Bought from B. Peus nachf., Auction #390, lot #292 in 2007
NorbertMay 14, 2015
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L. Cupiennius Denarius2 viewsRRC 218/1
147 b.c.

L CVP partly ligated

Bought from H.D. Rauch, Auction #86, lot #436 in 2010
NorbertMay 14, 2015
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C. Antestius Denarius6 viewsRRC 219/1e (puppy with both fore feet raised)
146 b.c.

Bought from NAC Auction #73, Lot #53 in 2007 - Privately purchased from Spink & Son in June 1974.
I love this dog
1 commentsNorbertMay 14, 2015
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Trajan Provincial5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD.. AR drachm. Cappadocia, Caesarea. 115 AD. (18.6 mm,2.94g,7h) Obv: AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANO CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right, draped shoulder. Rev: ΔHMAPX EΞ UPAT ς, Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; at feet, camel left. Sydenham 189; SNG ANS 205

Ex: Agora Auctions
1 commentsPaddyMay 14, 2015
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Trajan RIC 581; Woytek 176a5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AE As. Rome Mint. ca 103-104 AD. (10.26g; 28.35mm) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP, Laureate head right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Column in the shape of a club resting on lion's skin placed on a pedestal.
Woytek 176a; RIC 581; BMC 200

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
PaddyMay 14, 2015
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Archaic Miletos twelfth of stater3 viewsMiletos, Ionia AR 1/12 stater. c 550/525 BC. forepart of lion left / Star ornament within incuse square.
Ref: SNG Kayhan 476-481, Slg. Klein 424.
Pfeiler Serie I typa A (first emission ,550-525 BC)

10mm / 1.21grms
moneta romanaMay 14, 2015
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Abraham Lincoln 1862 Indian Peace Medal13 viewsObv: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, draped bust of Abraham Lincoln (16th President) facing right, 1862 below.

Rev: In the center, within a circle is a village scene including children playing in front of a school and a church steeple; in the foreground an Indian, wearing full chief's feathered head-dress, operates a horse-drawn plough; in the outer ring, an Indian pulls the hair of a foe, preparing to scalp him with a knife; below and to the left is a quiver of arrows, on the right is a crossed bow and a peace pipe; below center is the head of an Indian princess with eyes closed.

Engravers: Salathiel Ellis (obverse), Joseph Willson (reverse).

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: 1862 (20th Century Restrike), Diameter: 76 mm
1 commentsMatt InglimaMay 14, 2015
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Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm1 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
JaimelaiMay 14, 2015
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Mysia, Pergamum. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Defaced.6 viewsMYSIA, Pergamum. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Circa AD 40-60. Æ 20mm, 3.4g
O: Turreted and draped bust of Roma right; ΘЄAN PΩMHN. / Draped bust of Senate right; ΘЄΩΝ ϹVNKΛHTON
- RPC I 2374; SNG France 1964-71.
NemonaterMay 14, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC2 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 38.6, Shore 172, Sunrise 337;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat and ending in a double pellet; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) IΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show, ex: CNG Triton II.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC3 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 38.8, Shore 173, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓAΛoV (AP)ΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV(to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: T. Cederlind, USA.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176,177 (monogram), Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons ending in 3 dots of border; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/animal finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΛ(C) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKo(V), the bottom line is rather willfully composed and illegible, EΠIΦΛNoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoVΣ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II with Sophia (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Carthage (Sear-396; DOC I-203; MIBE-77)6 viewsObv: Justin and Sophia seated facing; cross between, [VITA] in exergue
Rev: Two Victories standing facing one another, holding round shield between; cross above, K/NM below
SpongeBobMay 13, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Decanummium, RY 36, Ravenna (Sear-326; DOC I-353; MIBE-229a; Ranieri-395)8 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield
Rev: Large I flanked by date; all within wreath
SpongeBobMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC3 viewsAR dr., 4,11 gr, 17,9mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176; Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend mostly composed of dots and quite illegible: BΛΣIΛEΛ, the following 3 lines are garbled, EΠIΦANo(V)Σ ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoΣ);

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388, ex: B. Peus, Auction 338.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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ALLECTUS4 views293 - 296 AD
Billon quinarius 20.2 mm max.; 2.877 g
O: IMP C ALLECTVS P AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right;
R: VIRTVS AVG, Galley left, with mast, no waves below, QC in exergue;
Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint; Rogiet 1043, Burnett, Coinage 216, RIC V 130 var (steersman standing aft); ex Robert T. Golan (Warrenton, NC); scarce
(ex Forum)
laneyMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC2 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176, Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend : BΛ(ΣI)ΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAK(oY) (E)VEPΓET(oV)(to be read from the inside) EΠΦANoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90), SELLWOOD PLATE COIN in An Introduction to The Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition 1980.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Club6 viewsReference.
BMC p. 61, 135; Hunter II p. 587, 43; Metcalf p. 122, 99; SNG Copenhagen 231; SNG von Aulock 6421; Sydenham p. 78, 280

Obv. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC
laureate head right.

Rev. YΠATOC G ΠA-THP ΠATPIΔOC, (COS III)
Club.

6.21 gr
21.5 mm
6 h.
1 commentsokidokiMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 38.15, Shore 178, Sunrise: --;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass w/star on chest; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV (the last two letters having been moved to the right side by one letter height) EVEPΓE(ToV)(this line beginning at the level of the last letters of the previous line) EΠIIΦΛNoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 388/389, ex: G. Hirsch, Germany, auction 176.

SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 38.15 (?), Shore 179var., Sunrise --;
mint: Susa (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; torque;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EYEPΓ(EToY) EΠIIANoY(Σ) ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ);

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr, 3,35gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 38.14, Shore --, Sunrise 339var.;
mint: Court at Artemita (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 16:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line very garbled legend: BΛΣIΛEΛ MEΓALoY (ΛP)ΣΛKoY EYEPΓEToY(to be read from the inside) the last 2 lines on the left side are illegible; exergual line;

ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 388/389.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III. 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21mm; Sellwood 39.2; Shore 180, Sunrise 342;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), broad diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 7 to 11h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoY APΣΛKoY EYEPΓEToY(to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNoYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr, 3,76gr, 21mm; Sellwood 39.4, Shore 181var., 341;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve well below seat level and ending in pellet; monogram above bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC MEΓΛΛoV Λ(PC)ΛKo(V) EVEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛ(NoVC) ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC, barely readable legend;

ex: J. Elsen, Belgium, auction V 73.
SchatzMay 13, 2015
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GREEK, Sikyonia, Sikyon, c.300 BC18 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Sikyon ( Peloponessos ). 320-280 BC. 2,86 grs. 8h . Chimaera advancing left, right paw raised. ΣI below / Dove flying left.
BMC 119.
3 commentsbenitoMay 13, 2015
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Macedonia, Philippi, Tiberius, AE173 viewsMacedonia, Philippi, Tiberius, AE17
Obv: Bare head of Tiberius right.
Rev: Two priests plowing right.
17mm.
ancientoneMay 13, 2015
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Lydia, Briula. AE18. Helios/Apollo4 views
Obv: HLIOS / Radiate bust of Helios r.
Rev: BRIOYLEITWN / Apollo standing head l., holding laurel branch and bow.
ancientoneMay 13, 2015
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Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Caracalla Æ24.7 viewsObv: Laureate, draped bust of Caracalla left. Melikertes-Palaimon.
Rev: CLI COR / Melikertes-Palaimon reclining right on the back of a dolphin, pine tree in background.
24mm., 8.1 g.
BCD Corinth 930.
ancientoneMay 13, 2015
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ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1998 DOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6A 16 viewsOBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 18.5/20mm

Weight 4.2

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire. This issue is heavier than normal, Isaac is wearing a sash at waist.

DOC list 4 examples with a weight of 2.81 to 2.84 and sized at 19mm to 21mm
2 commentsSimonMay 13, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4 gr, 20,5mm, Sellwood 39.12, Shore --, Sunrise 346;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope along crest, 3 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring or 3 locks, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend; BΛCIΛEΩC (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPCΛKoV (E)VEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMay 12, 2015
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Domitian-RIC-7626 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 93-94 AD
RIC 762 (C3), BMC 216, RSC 284
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minverva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
F+

A fairly large issue struck in the aftermath of the Second Pannonian War. Domitian celebrated only an ovatio upon his return and not a full triumph, perhaps due to unsatisfactory results.

Worn, but in decent style with a minor obverse flan flaw at 12h.
David AthertonMay 12, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.07.02 var. (rev. only)3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.98g, 27.04mm, 10°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC I.
Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?), nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel
twig and in extended r. hand patera over burning garlanded altar
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1290 var. (like ex. #2, Paris, but without chlamys)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.7.2 var. (has LITWN / PROC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.4.4 (Athena)
rare, EF, black green patina
JochenMay 12, 2015
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.10, Shore 184, Sunrise 345;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, right, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: (BΛCIΛEΩC) MEΓALoV ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛNoC;

ex: Den of Antiquities, UK.
SchatzMay 12, 2015
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC2 viewsAR dr., 3,25gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 39.9, Shore 183, Sunrise 344;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring (?) or 3 locks, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 13 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve ending at seat level; monogram below bow; 6-linre legend: BΛΣ(retrograde)IΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY ΛPΣ(retrograde)ΛK(oY) (EY)EPΓEToY EΠIΦΛNoYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMay 12, 2015
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Sear 02693 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Decanummium, weight 5.55g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Carthage, struck in 540/41 [= regnal year XIIII].Abu GalyonMay 12, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC1 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.6, Shore -- , Sunrise 343;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; earring represented by 3 pellets (?), multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass, dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaches below seat level and ends in pellet; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV EVEPΓEToV E(Π)IΦΛNoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: Den of Antiquity, UK.
SchatzMay 12, 2015
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Phraates III., 70 - 57BC1 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 39.5, Shore -, Sunrise 342;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament); diadem, knot and 1 ribbon; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; no earring discernible, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7:30 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve at seat level ending in pellet; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (B)ΛCIΛE&(ΩC) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPCΛKoV EΛEP(retrograde)Γ(retrograde)EToV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHN(oC);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
SchatzMay 12, 2015
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BCC M23 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria or Caesarea? Mint
AE Chalkon?
Obv: Laur. head of Trajan
Rev: Hemhem Crown of Harpokrates
10mm. 0.59gm. axis:180
Possible imitation of BMC 561; Emmett 707,
but there is nothing exactly like it in Hamburger,
Atiqot Vol. 1(1954). The most similar
specimen could be #103.
v-dromeMay 12, 2015
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360 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna7 viewsReference.
RIC 360; RSC 724; BMCRE 516

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
laureate head right

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

2.64 gr
19.7 mm
6 h
okidokiMay 12, 2015
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BCC M913 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria Mint
AE Dichalkon
Obv: Laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev: Hem Hem crown of Harpocrates.
13.5x12.5mm. 1.45gm. Axis:0
Possible references:
Emmett 707; BMC 561; Milne710
v-dromeMay 12, 2015
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8 viewsIndia, Pre-Mauryan Empire. Anonymous. Ca. 500-400 B.C. AR karshapana (20.1 mm, 1.62 g). 4 punches: elephant left with double crescent above, 5 crescents around annulets with dot in center (cf. R-195), three fish swimming around annulet with pellets around (cf. R-232)SpongeBobMay 12, 2015
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative 330-331AD AE172 views
CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative 330-331AD
Obv. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]; bust l., laur. helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear.
Rev. Victory stg. l. on prow, holding spear and shield seen from side. •PLG in exergue.

Ref. REVERSE VARIETY. Specimen similar to LYONS 246 except for Victory's shield seen from side instead of seen from front.
UK detector find.
Lee SMay 12, 2015
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Tetricus I Antoninianus 273-274 AD AE17mm 1 viewsTetricus I Antoninianus 273-274 AD

Obv. IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev. SALVS AVGG, Salus standing left, feeding serpent arising from altar.
Ref.RIC 126, Cohen 154.
UK detector find
Lee SMay 12, 2015
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Faustina Junior, RIC (M. Aurelius) 1703, Sestertius of AD 175-176 (Peacock)9 viewsÆ Sestertius (21,34g, Ø 31mm, 8h). Rome mint. Struck AD 175-176.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right, hair knotted behind.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO around, S C across field, Peacock turned left, spreading its tail.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1703; BMCRE 1573; Cohen 72; Banti 41 (3 spec.)
Ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 17 (April 2015).
Charles SMay 12, 2015
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 651(b), Sestertius of AD 141-143 (Temple of Venus & Roma)13 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,45g, Ø 30mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 141-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: VENERI FELICI around, S C in ex., Decastyle temple with statues on roof and pediment; pellet between columns in the centre.
RIC 651(b); Cohen 1075 (4 fr.); Strack 864); Banti 504 (Paris spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:23
Ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 17 (April 2015).
2 commentsCharles SMay 12, 2015
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RIC 3, p.269, 683 - Faustina II, Denar, Fortuna6 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Ag, 3.16g, 18x19.6mm
Ref.: RIC III 683
shanxiMay 12, 2015
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Corybantes rev.)4 views193 - 211 AD
AE 27 mm; 10.2 g
O: AY K L CEP - CEYHROS Laureate draped bust right
R: MESAMBR - IA[NWN] Two Corybantes performing Pyrrhic dance, holding shield above their helmeted heads and short swords.
Thrace, Mesembria; cf Karayotov Vol. II, Plate CXXXII 19 and 20
note: Karayotov only lists two example from the same pair of dies:
19) Coll. of Metodi Minchev, Burgas
20) Varna, AM, II 19652; Lazarenko 2003, p. 76 Fig 2. (Lazarenko is a reference in a Bulgarian language numismatic journal)
laneyMay 12, 2015
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RIC 0788A Domitianus44 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right with aegis
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (19.22 mm 3.05 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
Unpublished bust variant (aegis) of RIC 788
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 12, 2015
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Constantinus II13 viewsAE 20mm
Ov: Laureate and cuirassed bust to left, holding horse on bridle in right-, and shield and spear in left hand. (Shield decorated with emperor and concordia clasping hands.)
Rv: Globe set on altar inscribed VOT / IS / XX; three stars above.
Leg: BEAT TRANQLITAS
Ex: . PTR (crescent)
Trier
RIC 415 var.
var = Shield decoration not mentioned
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 12, 2015
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RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Denar, Venus10 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri, helmet below shield
Ag, 3.39g. 18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 734, C 280
shanxiMay 12, 2015
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D.O. 18 ; SEAR 19099 viewsSégusiavesMay 12, 2015
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Russia. Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov (1613-1665)2 viewsGrishin-Kleishnikov 338 (Knight die 1, text die 10), Group I

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, struck 1614. .49 g., 12.46 mm. max., 180◦

Obv: Horse rider with spear, MOC / [KBA] (=Moscow) below.

Rev: Cyrillic legend in six lines, ЦРЬ-I[BE] / Л-KIKИS[Ь] / МИХЯI[ЛO-Ф] / EДО[POBIЧ] / Ь-BCEѦ-P[W] / • C[IИ] (Czar and Grand Prince Mikhail Fyodorovich of all Russia).
StkpMay 11, 2015
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RIC 4a, p.270, 367 - Plautilla, Pietas4 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius, Rome
Obv.: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child.
Ag, 3.61g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC IVa, 367

shanxiMay 11, 2015
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Tabala, Tyche5 viewsLydia, Tabala
Pseudo-autonomous issue, AD 200-300
AE 17
Obv.: Turreted bust of Tyche right.
Rev: TABAΛЄΩN, Tyche? standing left, holding cornucopia; wheel at feet.
AE, 3.59g, 16.7mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG München -; LS -; BMC -
Ex Pecunem 28, Lot 270
shanxiMay 11, 2015
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CILICIA, Syedra. Hadrian Æ 17. Demeter7 viewsReference.
SNG BN 632 var. (position of rev. legend); SNG Levante 409 var. (same)

Obv. AYTO AΔPIANOC KAICAP.
laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev. CYE-ΔP/EW-N
Demeter standing facing, head leftt, holding patera and scepter.

3.71 gr
17.4 mm
12 h

Note.
Ex Malloy collection.
1 commentsokidokiMay 11, 2015
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Laodicea, Tiberius, Zeus8 viewsTiberius
Phrygia, Laodicea
Æ 19mm
Obv: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ. Bare head right.
Rev: ΔIOΣKOVPIΔHS TO ΔEVTEPON - ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ, Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding eagle and sceptre? Control monogram PK right.
Æ, 19mm, 6.51g
RPC 2911, SNG Copenhagen 549, BMC 143.
Ex Pecunem 28, Lot 278
shanxiMay 11, 2015
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ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1998 DOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6A 8 viewsOBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 20.26mm

Weight 3.2gm

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire.

DOC list 4 examples with a weight of 2.81 to 2.84 and sized at 19mm to 21mm
SimonMay 11, 2015
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ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1993 DOC 6 CLBC 6.3.1 10 viewsOBV Bust of virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r hand scepter cruciger, and in l. globus cruciger.

Size 19.73 mm

Weight 1.9 gm

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire.

DOC list 1 example with a weight of 2.48 and sized at 19mm.

Battered example, Very rare
SimonMay 11, 2015
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ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 7 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 19.51mm

Weight 3.3 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

I have had this one from the early years of my collection, it far surpasses my other example.
SimonMay 11, 2015
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ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 7 views OBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 20/16mm

Weight 4.2gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

In todays marketplace this is a true rarity. This one is flawed by scrapes from time.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm


SimonMay 11, 2015
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ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 4 views OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 22mm

Weight 5.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

A really nice example much heaver than norm, beautiful portrait of Virgin.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm.

The coin has become more common in recent years, no longer as rare as Sears catalog lists.
SimonMay 11, 2015
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ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 3 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm.

The coin has become more common in recent years, no longer as rare as Sears catalog lists.
SimonMay 11, 2015
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Aeolis, Elaea. AE164 views
Obv: Head of Persephone or Demeter right, wreathed with grain.
Rev: EΛ-AI/T-ΩN, torch within grain wreath.
BMC Aeolis p. 127, 20
ancientoneMay 11, 2015
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ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE13 viewsca. 300 - 264 BC
AE 19.5 mm 4.97 g
O: Wreathed head of Tanit, wearing necklace, left
R: Horse's head right
Sardinian mint
cf SNG Cop 149 ff
1 commentslaneyMay 11, 2015
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Ionia, Miletos, Late 6th-early 5th centuries B.C. AR 1/12 Stater. 5 viewsIonia, Miletos, Late 6th-early 5th centuries B.C. AR 1/12 Stater.
O : Head and forepaw of roaring lion right
R : Stellate pattern in incuse square
Vladislav DMay 10, 2015
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Galerius4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: MAXIMIANVS NOB C
Rv: Laetitia stg. left, holding anchor and wreath.
Leg: LAETITIA AVGG
Ex: B
Lyon
B.635 pl. XLV (8 ex.)
Julianus of PannoniaMay 10, 2015
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Diocletianus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rv: Jupiter standing l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre; before him, Diocletian togate.
Leg: IOVI CONSERVAT
Ex: SXXT
Ticinum
RIC 220

Julianus of PannoniaMay 10, 2015
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus , Henry I 1218-1253. Æ Fractional denier 10 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus , Henry I 1218-1253. Æ Fractional
Uncertain (Nicosia?) mint . 2.6 Gr.
+ hЄNRICVS: large cross pattée .
RЄX above entrance . Gateway with three crenelated towers and arched entrance.
CCS 28
Rare
Vladislav DMay 10, 2015
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51 - Epernay, Marne, France1 viewsUnion des Commerçants Détaillants, Epernay, Marne.
Aluminium, 27 mm
A/ UNION DES COMMERCANTS DETAILLANTS D'EPERNAY
R/ 25 c / 1922
Elie : 10.3
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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51 - Courcy, Marne, France1 viewsMess des Sous-Officiers, Courcy, Marne.
Cuivre, 19 mm
A/ MESS DES Ss OFFICIERS DE COURCY
R/ 10 c
Elie : 10.1
GabalorMay 10, 2015
055~6.JPG
45 - Checy, Loiret, France2 viewsComité de Chécy-Chateauneuf-Sully-Vitry, Loiret
Aluminium, 27 mm
A/ COMITES DE CHECY-CHATEAUNEUF-SULLY-VITRY // LOIRET // 1922 // A
R/ 10 Cent
Réfs : Elie 10.3
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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81 - Castres, Tarn, France.1 viewsRestaurant Coopératif D.P.A. (Dépôt du Parc d'Artillerie du XVIe corps d'armée), Castres, Tarn
Laiton, 23 mm
A/ RESTAURANT COOPERATIF / CASTRES // D.P.A.
R/ 25 c
Réfs : Elie 25.6
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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81 - Carmaux, Tarn, France.1 viewsSociété des mines, Carmau, Tarn
Aluminium, 30 mm
A/ SOCIETE DES MINES DE CARMAUX 1916
R/ JETON VALABLE JUSQU'AU 31 DECEMBRE 1918 // 10 c
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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11 - Carcassonne, Aude, France.1 viewsAude, Carcassonne, Union des Commerçants, 25 centimes.
Aluminium, 23 mm
Av./ CARCASSONNE 1917
Rv./ UNION DES COMMERCANTS // 25 cent
Réfs : Elie-20.3
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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34 - Béziers, Hérault, France.1 viewsGrand Café de la Paix, Beziers, Hérault
Aluminium, 28 mm
A/ GRAND CAFE DE LA PAIX / BEZIERS
R/ ...
Réfs : Elie - - -
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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64 - Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantique, France1 viewsChambre de Commerce, Bayonne, Pyrénées Atlantiques
Fer, 25 mm
A/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE / BAYONNE 1917
R/ REMBOURSABLE AVANT 1922 // 10 c
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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07 - Annonay, Ardèche, France1 viewsUnion Commerciale et Industrielle, Annonay, Ardèche.
Aluminium, 23 mm
A/ ANNONAY / ARDECHE
R/ UNION COMMERCIALE & INDUSTRIELLE // 10 c 1918
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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81 - Albi, Tarn, France.1 viewsVille d'Albi, Tarn
Fer, 23,5 mm
A/ VILLE D'ALBI TARN
R/ VALABLE / JUSQU'AU 31 DECEMBRE 1920 // 5 c
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorMay 10, 2015
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I, ca. 171-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm 4 viewsΒΑΣΙΛΕYΣ MEΓAΣ EYKPATIΔHΣ Diademed and draped bust of a mature Eukratides right, wearing a crested helmet decorated with ear and horn of a bull.
HΛIOKΛIOΣ KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ Co-joined busts facing right of Eukratides parents, Heliokles and Laodike, ΦΛΩ monogram to left.

Bopearachchi Series 15 A; SNG ANS 526-527; Mitchiner 182a; Qunduz 245-246; HGC 12, 133; Sear 7572.

(30 mm, 16.16 g, 12h).

Gorny & Mosch Giessener Munzhandlung Auction 126, October 2003, 1534.
The distinctive reddish black remnant patina of this coin is a characteristic of the silver coins from the Mir Zakah deposit. It is probably from this, the largest hoard of coins ever found, that the coin is derived.

This issue may have been inspired by the earlier “pedigree” coinage of Agathokles and Pantaleon, but equally likely given the many apparent anomalies associated with the issue, is that it was issued by the parents of Eukratides as statement of their position and prestige in Baktrian society. Heliokles’ bare head indicates that he was not a king, whereas the diadem on Laodike’s head suggests that she was of royal blood. Tarn identified her as a Seleukid princess, daughter of Seleukos II and sister of Antiochus III. On the other hand, Hollis in Laodike Mother of Eucratides of Baktria makes a plausible case that Laodike was the daughter of Antiochos III. Hollis argues that Eukratides was in this way connected to the Seleukid royal family and was perhaps facilitated by the latter in his endeavor to seize the Baktrian throne.

This coinage has a number of curious characteristics. The legend on this coin names Eukratides is in the nominative case, so that it serves to label his portrait rather than to identify him as the issuing authority of the coinage. The legend naming his parents, on the other hand, is in the genitive, normally used to indicate a filial relationship an argument supported by Hollis. However, it could also imply that Heliokles and Laodike had authorized the coinage. Both sides of the coin have defined filleted borders, unique in the coinage of Eukratides. All other issues bear only an obverse border around the image of the king. The fabric of these coins indicates that Heliokles and Laodike occupy the obverse, anvil struck side of the coin. Nevertheless, they are most frequently described in the opposite manner, in accord with the convention that the ruler occupies the obverse side of the coin.
n.igmaMay 10, 2015
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Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm7 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.61 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
1 commentsJaimelaiMay 10, 2015
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Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 185-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm 3 viewsEYΘYΔHMOY ΘEOY (Euthydemos God) Diademed head of Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕYONTOΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ ΔIKAIOY (of King Agathokles the Just) Herakles seated on rock, holding club set on rocks; ΦΩΛ monogram lower right field.

Bopearachchi 16B; SNG ANS 261, Mitchiner 145; HGC 12, 87.
This coin referenced in Frank L. Holt Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan p.203 and Chapter 8 end note 75.

(31 mm, 16.67 g, 12h).

Agathokles and Antimachos issued “pedigree” tetradrachms in the later years of the struggle for regency with Eukratides. Such coins sought to assert the legitimacy of the incumbent Euthydemid rulers through association with forbears and even unrelated predecessors back to Alexander.

An iron pin pierces this coin accompanied by the remains of an iron suspension loop that has been incompletely removed. This is the remains of an attachment placed in a manner to avoid defacing the image of Euthydemos. The careful attachment of this coin for its use as an item of display may have been an overt statement of loyalty to the Euthydemid line during the struggle with Eukratides.
n.igmaMay 10, 2015
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ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.95 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21.40

Weight 4.9

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm

This example appears much larger and heavier than anything else listed.
SimonMay 10, 2015
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ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 5 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 23/16mm

Weight 3.1gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

Triangle shaped flan.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
SimonMay 10, 2015
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ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.97 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 17/18mm

Weight 2.7gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
SimonMay 10, 2015
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Peter II 1369-1382 . AR . Gros Petit .5 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Peter II 1369-1382 . AR . Gros Petit .
1.5 Gr.
PIE REROI (I?) King seated on small , low throne, wears cloak fastened with cruciform brooch at neck , holds scepter in right and orb in left hand . Below right shield with lion of Cyprus rampant left .
+IERU3ALEMEDCHIPRE or similar . Cross of Jerusalem
CCS 97 -99 var .
Rare .
Vladislav DMay 10, 2015
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Henry II, Second Reign 1310 - 1324 AR gros7 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Henry II, Second Reign 1310 - 1324 AR gros
4.6 gr
hENRI REI DE, enthroned king holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter in right over shoulder .
+ IERUSAL'M E D ChIP cross of Jerusalem .
CCS 64 ; Metcalf "The silver coinage of Cyprus , 1285-1382" Pl. 17 , 7. die D
Very rare reverse legend variant .
1 commentsVladislav DMay 10, 2015
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Ionia. Miletos.6 viewsSear 3532; SNG Kayhan 476-482; SNG Keckman 273; SNG Copenhagen 944-951; BMC Ionia p 185, 14-22.

AR diobol (1/12th stater); struck late 6th to early 5th century B.C., .1.03 g., 9.09 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Forepart of lion right, head turned back left.

Rev.: Stellate pattern in square incuse punch.

One of the earliest coins struck in silver.
1 commentsStkpMay 09, 2015
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Roman Empire, Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia12 viewsReference.
RIC-; C. -; Strack-

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DIVI NER NEP PM TRP COS CONCORD in exergue.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under chair

3.19 gr

Note.
Obv. like RIC 9c or BMC 17 or Strack 13
Rev. like RIC 14 or BMC 33 or Strack 18
4 commentsokidokiMay 09, 2015
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34 - Montpellier, Hérault, France.0 viewsCafé de France, Montpelier, Hérault
Aluminium, 28 x 21 mm
A/ CAFE DE FRANCE / MONTPELLIER
R/ - - -
Réfs : - - -
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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69 - Lyon, Rhône, France0 viewsTaverne du Lion d'Argent, Lyon, Rhône
Maillechort, 21,5 mm
A/ TAVERNE DU LION D'ARGENT - L. ROUX // 5 C
R/ - -
Réfs : Elie T15.1
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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40 - Département des Landes, France0 viewsChambre de Commerce des Landes
Aluminium, 22,5 mm
A/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DES LANDES / 1921.
R/ 5 Cent
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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16 - Jarnac, Charente, France1 viewsMercerie et Tissus, E. Jallon, Jarnac, Charente.
Aluminium, 23 mm
A/ MERCERIE & TISSUS / E. JALLON / JARNAC (CHte) / 1922
R/ BON POUR 10 c EN MARCHANDISES
Réfs : 20.2
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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76 - Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Maritime, France1 viewsUnion Commerciale, Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Maritime
Aluminium, 19 mm
A/ UNION COMMERCIALE / GOURNAY-EN-BRAY
R/ 5 c
Réfs : Elie 10.1
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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30 - Département du Gard, France1 viewsGroupe Commerciaux du Gard.
Aluminium, 20 mm
Av./ 1917 / 1918
Rv./ GROUPE COMMERCIAUX DU GARD 1917 // 25
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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42 - la Fouillouse, Loire, France.1 viewsCafé Durand, la Fouillouse, Loire
Aluminium, 21 mm
A/ CAFE DURAND JEAN A LA FOUILLOUSE
R/ BON POUR 12 C 1/2 EN CONSOMMATION
Réfs : - - -
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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27 - Evreux, Eure, France.1 viewsChambre de Commerce, Evreux, Eure
Aluminium, 23 mm
A/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE D'EVREUX 1921
R/ 10 c
Réfs : Elie 10.2
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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Plautilla Denarius - Rome - Pietas - No.10 (Variante II)17 viewsPlautilla
Denarius
202 / 203 A.D.
Rome
Av.: PLAVTILLA - AVGVSTA / draped bust right (Hill: Eii Var.)
Rev.: PIETAS - AVGG / Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child
3,49 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC -, Coh. -, Hill -

A rare and interesting coin which combines the 'Pietas'-reverse with an older hairstyle-avers.
2 commentsnummis durensisMay 09, 2015
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16 - Cognac, Charente, France1 viewsEpicerie Dalidet, Cognac, Charente.
Aluminium, 23 mm
A/ EPICERIE J. DALIDET COGNAC 1922
R/ BON POUR 10 c EN MARCHANDISES
Réfs : 15.2
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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84 - Carpentras, Vaucluse, France1 viewsSyndicat des Hôtels et Cafés, Carpentras, Vaucluse
Aluminium, 25 mm
Av./ SYNDICAT DES HOTELS & CAFES / REGION CARPENTRAS
Rv./ 10 c
Réfs : Elie- 10.1
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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92 - Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France1 viewsUsines Renault, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine.
Aluminium, 26 mm
A/ RENAULT
R/ VALABLE SEULEMENT DANS NOS USINES // 5c
Réfs : Elie 45.1
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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34 - Béziers, Hérault, France.1 viewsGrand Café Glacier, Humarau Beziers, Hérault
Laiton, 24 mm
A/ GRAND CAFE GLACIER / HUMARAU / BEZIERS / 10 c
R/ 10 c
Réfs : Elie 40.2
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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07 - Annonay, Ardèche, France1 viewsUnion Commerciale et Industrielle, Annonay, Ardèche.
Aluminium, 26 mm
A/ ANNONAY / ARDECHE
R/ UNION COMMERCIALE & INDUSTRIELLE // 10 c 1918
Réfs : Elie 10.3
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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80 - Amiens, Somme, France.1 viewsChambre de Commerce, Amiens, Somme
Aluminium, 21 mm
A/ 1921
R/ CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE // AMIENS // 5 C
Réfs : Elie 10.3
GabalorMay 09, 2015
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C. Maianius Denarius1 viewsRRC 203/1a
153 b.c.
C. MAIANI ligated

Bought from NAC Auction #40, Lot #414 in 2007
NorbertMay 09, 2015
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L. Saufeius Denarius2 viewsRRC 204/1
152 b.c.
L.SAVF ligated

Bought from "HD Rauch" Auction #84, Lot #199 in 2009
NorbertMay 09, 2015
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Hungary (Habsburg): Matthias II (King of Hungary 1608-1619; Holy Roman Emperor 1612-16196 viewsHuszár 1141, Unger 870, KM 40.1; dated 1614

Billon denar, Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya (now Kremnica, Slovakia) mint, .59 g., 14.26 mm. max., 180°

Obv: MAT (=Mathias) • D • G (=Dei Gratia/By the grace of God) • RO • I • S • AV (Romanorum Imperator Semper August/Emperor of the Romans Ever August) • GE (=Germany) • HV (=Hungary) • B (=Bohemia) • R (=Rex/King), two-part shield with Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross emerging from crown on three hills, K-B (=Kremnitz-Bergstadt/Körmöcz-Bánya) flanking.

Rev: PATRO • HVNGA • 1614 •, Madonna without rays, child to her left.

Huszár rarity R6.
1 commentsStkpMay 09, 2015
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THRACE, ODESSOS5 viewsc. 250 - 200 B.C.
AE 14 mm; 3.05 g
O: diademed head of Apollo right;
R: river god reclining left on plinth inscribed OΔHΣITΩN, right arm on knee, resting on left elbow, thyrsos standing upright behind his knees
Odessos mint; cf SGCV I 1680, SNG Cop 669
laneyMay 09, 2015
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KINGS OF MACEDON--PERDIKKAS III2 views365-359 BC
AE 18 mm; 3.29 g
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
R: Lion standing right, breaking javelin with its jaws.
Macedon; cf SNG ANS 114 ff
laneyMay 09, 2015
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Sear 02263 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Half-follis, weight 8.28g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Antioch, first officina.Abu GalyonMay 09, 2015
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Gallienus (RIC 440, Coin #674)3 viewsRIC 440 (C), Billon Antoninianus, Antioch, 258-260 AD.
OBV: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter
standing left, holding scepter, wreath above.
SIZE: 21.4mm 4.32g
MaynardGeeMay 09, 2015
00675.jpg
Salonina (RIC 26, Coin #675)3 viewsRIC 26 (C), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 256-257 AD.
OBV: SALONINA AVG; Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind.
REV: FECVNDITAS AVG; Fecunditas standing facing, head right, reaching
down to child at her feet with right, a second child in left.
SIZE: 22.4mm 3.66g
MaynardGeeMay 09, 2015
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Florianus (RIC 25, Coin #676)3 viewsRIC 25 (C), Silvered AE Antoninianus, Rome, 276 AD.
OBV: IMP C FLORIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
SIZE: 23.1mm 4.20g
MaynardGeeMay 09, 2015
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Carinus (RIC 253, Coin #677)2 viewsRIC 253 (C), Silvered AE Antoninianus, Rome, 283-285 AD.
OBV: IMP CARINVS P F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FIDES MILITVM (KAE); Fides standing left, standard in each hand.
SIZE: 22.2mm 3.92g
MaynardGeeMay 09, 2015
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AE Litra of Syracuse2 viewsCast under Dionysius I of Syracuse (405 - 367 B.C)

OBV: Head of Athena left, wearing corinthian helmet
REV: Hippocamp left, bridles(?)

6,8g
20x18mm
Carsten BMay 09, 2015
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BCC M903 viewsCaesarea Minima
Uncertain Date
Unknown Mint
Obv: Helmeted head right.
Rev: Three ears of grain?
13.5x12.0mm. 1.47gm. Axis:180
v-dromeMay 09, 2015
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Gordian III 29 Jul 238 - 25 Feb 244 AD Silver Antoninianus3 viewsChoice gVF, nice portrait, centered, toned, small edge crack, 3.890g, 23.3mm, Rome mint, 1 Jan 241 - July 243 AD, RIC IV 84C0N5T4NT1NMay 09, 2015
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Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .14 viewsCrusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .
0.7 Gr.
Obverse : G P ACCAIE . Short cross pattee .
Reverse : + CORINTI . Genoese gateway .
CCS 1 ; Schl. XII,10. Metcalf 881-883
Extremely rare
1 commentsVladislav DMay 09, 2015
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Tiberius , 14-37 A.D., Antioch 4 viewsTiberius , 14-37 A.D., Antioch .
AE 24 , 17.1gr.
TI CAESAR AVG TR POT XXXIII, laurate head of Tiberius right.
S C within wreath.
Ref:SNG Cop 146, RPC I pg.627.4272, McAlee 217
Vladislav DMay 08, 2015
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6 viewsA 15 tray cabinet ordered as a surprise Valentine's Day gift.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923May 08, 2015
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BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-205830 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Leaved patriarchal cross.

17mm 1.59gm

Personally I think this is the nicest of the Latin designs and this one is the best I have seen. I just added it to my collection.
1 commentsSimonMay 08, 2015
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS11 viewsAE27 mm; 10.4 g
AVK L CEP CECHPOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VP FL OVLPIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Cybele, kalathos on head, holding patera in right hand, resting left elbow on drum and seated left on throne with two uprights, lions beside her to left and right
Markianopolis
laneyMay 08, 2015
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RIC 3, p.276, 788 - Lucilla, Vesta10 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar, AD 161-163
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VESTA, Vesta veiled, standing left by altar, decorated and lighted, holding simpulum and palladium.
Ag, 17.5mm, 2.85g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 788
2 commentsshanxiMay 08, 2015
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Hadrian, 117 - 138 AD18 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust of Hadrian facing right.

Rev: PM TRP COS III, Hadrian seated left on a platform, extending right hand to distribute coins to a citizen standing right on the ground before him. LIBERAL AVG / III in exergue.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 121 AD

3.1 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC II 129c, RSC 909a, S3504, VM 47/11
3 commentsMatt InglimaMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 5 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 15.64mm

Weight 4.6

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm. My example is running heavy at 4.6gm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 4 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand. ( This is what it should be , coin is a brokerage of sorts.)

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 15/16mm

Weight 4.00gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This coin was attributed by rev alone, it is the only possible match for Alexius and it is clearer by inscription his rule.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 5 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/12mm

Weight 3.6 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This is a thick square coin, very unusual beveled edges.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.36 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.9gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.27 views
Bust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

This is a difficult coin to obtain, I have only seen three in the last 15 years
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 6 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 17/16mm

Weight 3.9 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination.
Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This coin has an unusually older portrait of Alexius, I at first mistook it for John II

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 5 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination.
Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

Spent a few years working on the reverse, cleaning it a little here and there. It is actually a really nice image under the verdigris.
SimonMay 08, 2015
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France (Feudal): County of Melgueil (Languedoc), Bishops of Maguelonne (ca. 1080-1120)1 viewsRoberts 4336 var. (central pellet), Boudeau 753 var. (same), Poey d'Avant 3842 var. (same) cf. LIIIV, 17

AR denier, Narbonne mint, .94 g., 18.44 mm. max., 270°

Obv: RAMVNDS (=Raymond; degenerate legend), cross formed from a fasces and bishop's mitres, pellet in upper left quarter.

Rev: NAIDONA (=Narbonne; degenerate legend), four annulets.

The obverse legend refers to Raymond, the first bishop who first issued these coins. The three large bars at 3 o'clock are the "M", the "o" at 8 o'clock is the "D,". and the other letters correspond accordingly. The fasces is a symbol of Rome, and the mitres symbolize the ecclesiastical authority of the bishop, whose ultimate authority resides in Rome.
StkpMay 08, 2015
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France (Feudal): Marquisate of Provence. Raymond VI (1156-1222)0 viewsRoberts 4356, Boudeau 785, Poey d'Avant 3723 LXXXI, 17, Duplessy 1604A

AR denier, Pont-de-Sorgues mint, struck 1200-1220; 74 g., 16.59 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + R • COMES (=Raymond, count; beginning at 6 o'clock), sun between two pellets, crescent moon below.

Rev: D-V-X-M (=Duke, marquis), Toulouse cross dividing legend.

To accommodate the longstanding claims of the count of Toulouse, in 1125 Provence was divided along the Durance River. Lands north of the river constituted the Marquisate of Provence, ruled by Toulouse, and south of the river was the county proper, ruled by the House of Barcelona. Raymond VI (1156-1222) was Count of Toulouse, Duke of Narbonne, Marquis of Provence, Count of Quercy and Albi.
StkpMay 08, 2015
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ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 3 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 19/16mm

Weight 3.9 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination.
Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
SimonMay 08, 2015
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Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm6 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.81 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
JaimelaiMay 08, 2015
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Jovian. Aquileia. 363-364 AD. AE20.1 viewsJovian. Aquileia. 363-364 AD.
Obv. DN IOVIA-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev. VOT V MVLT X within wreath. Mintmark AQVILP or AQVILS.
Ref. RIC VIII Aquileia 247.
( A nice find in an uncleaned lot!! )
Lee SMay 07, 2015
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Valerian I Antoninianus. 256 AD. AE19-22mm 0 viewsValerian I Antoninianus. 256 AD.
Obv. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE, Rome seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear.
Mintmark off flan, but similar to RIC 221
Lee SMay 07, 2015
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Phrygia, Akmoneia, Caracalla, cf. Imhoof RSN (1923), p. 311, 344, unpublished?9 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 11.09g, 29.91mm, 180°
obv. AYT K M A AYR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, aegis over l. shoulder, sword belt over back, laureate, r.
rev. A - KMONEWN (NE ligate)
Heros Akmon with waving chlamys, wearing boots, holding whip in r. hand, galloping r. toward hill of Dindymos, on
which 2 nymphs (Oreiads), diademed, are stg. l., the posterior pointing with r. hand to the Heros, the anterior with r.
hand at breast; beneath river god (Sindros?) leaning l., r. hand on r. knee, holding in l. hand long water plant and
resting with l. arm on rocks and overturned vase from which water flows l.; above eagle flying r.
ref. a) cf. Imhoof RSN (1923) , p. 311, 344 (Löbbecke, but Caracalla bearded, only one nymph and different rev. leged)
b) rev. cf. Septimius Severus, Imhoof RNS (1923), p. 311, 342, pl. XI, nr.13 (only for depiction)
very rare, about VF, green Patina
Pedigree:
ex Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser
ex coll. Wenninger

The rev. shows a scene from an otherwise unknown founder myth of Akmoneia.
1 commentsJochenMay 07, 2015
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN7 views217 - 218 AD
AE 25.5 mm; 11.37 g
O: Bare head right
R: Nemesis (or Aequitas) standing left, holding scales and arshin (cubit rule, baton)
Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum; AMNG 1859
laneyMay 07, 2015
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Trajan RIC 358; Woytek 528b5 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome mint. Winter 114 - Start of 116 AD. (3.55g; 18.82g) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev: PM TRP COSVI PP SPQR, Providentia standing left, leaning on column, raising hand over globe and holding scepter; PRO AVG across fields.
Woytek 528b; RIC 358; RSC 308

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
PaddyMay 07, 2015
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BCC M892 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria or Caesarea Mint
AE Chalkon?
Obv: Laur. head of Trajan or Hadrian? right.
Rev: Headress of Isis, very crudely rendered.
10mm. 0.92gm. Axis:210
Hamburger 98, possible die match.
v-dromeMay 07, 2015
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Trajan RIC 114; Woytek 265b4 views Trajan 98-117 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Second half 107-108 A.D. (3.32g; 18.94mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Mars advancing rapidly left, holding Victory and trophy.
Woytek 265b; RIC 114, RSC 63

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
PaddyMay 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.08.15 (rev. only)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.68g, 16.66mm, 0°
obv. AV KAI - CEVH[ROC]
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Dionysos, nude, stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in lowered r. Hand bunch of Grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.8.15 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.7.15
F+, dark green patina
JochenMay 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.38.05 var.3 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.87g, 26.69mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV - MAKREINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP.CTA.LONGINOV.NIK - OPOLITWN PROC ICT / .
Tyche in Long garment and mantle, wearing Kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., Holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
extended r. Hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1780 var. (different legend distribution)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3491 var. (= AMNG 1780)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.23.38.5 var. (has PROC I and different legend distribution)
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.38.5 corr. (same die, but writes OPELLI)
F+/F, dark green patina
JochenMay 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.01.37 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.07g, 26.67mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI L. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.1.37 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.32.21 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green Patina

The obv. legend seems to be a rare one.
JochenMay 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.32.02 var.1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 1.24g, 28.19mm, 90°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. A - VT KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. [HG]EMo KAIKI CERBEILEI NEIKOPO PROC I[CT]
River god, nude to hips, leaning l., Holding in Extended r. Hand Long water plant and resting with l. arm on overturned
vase from which water flows downwards
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var.
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.10.32.2 var. (has CERBEILIA)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.32.1
scarce, F+, olive green patina
JochenMay 07, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X. hybrid, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.54.03 cf. (rev. only)2 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 18, 2.09g, 14.66-17.61mm, 150°
obv. [IMP C M AVR SEV - ALE]XAND AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NI / KOPOL / ITW[N] P / ROC IC / ORT(?)
Legend in 5 lines in dotted circle
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbnov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. Macrinus HrHJ (2013) No, 8.23.54.3
obv. Deultum, Severus Alexander
very rare, F, dark green Patina

A remarkable coin:
(1) rev. undoubtedly from Nikopolis
(2) obv. undoubtedly Severus Alexander
(3) but Severus Alexander has not issued coins in Nikopolis
(4) rev. Greek legend, obv. Latin legend
(5) Latin legends occur only in Deultum (for Moesia)
So this is a hybrid of an obv. from Deultum and a rev. from Nikopolis, an ancient Imitation!
JochenMay 07, 2015
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RPC II 0332 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP KAIΣAP OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
Rev: MAKEDONΩN, Ares standing left holding wreath and spear. Low right Macedonian shield.
AE29 (28.62 mm 14.06 g 12 h) Koinon Macedonia
RPC 332
ex ex Gitbud & Naumann Pecunem 31 lot 332
FlaviusDomitianusMay 07, 2015
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RIC 0294 Domitianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, radiate head left
Rev: S C (in field), Mars advancing left, with Victory and trophy
AE/Dupondius (27.59 mm 12,66 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 a.D. (1st issue)
RIC 294 (R2), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 331
FlaviusDomitianusMay 07, 2015
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RIC 0280 Domitianus18 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian riding right with shield, striking with spear at falling German
AE/Sestertius (34.92 mm 26.19 g 5h) Struck n Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 280 (C), BMCRE 300A, BNF 317
ex Gitbud & Naumann Pecunem 31 lot 508
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 07, 2015
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian 129-30 AD. Æ Trichalkon Tyche3 viewsReference.
McAlee 541(a)

Obv. AVTOKP KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEBAC
Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. ANTIOXEWN THC MHTPOΠOLE
Veiled and towered bust of Tyche right; [A to lower right. below chin]

4.45 gr
18 mm
okidokiMay 07, 2015
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. AR Stater.10 viewsCirca 425-400 B.C. AR Stater (12.08gm, 20mm, 5h). BCD Boiotia-388; Head Pg. 36-classy, pl. III#8; SNG Cop. 286. Obverse: Boeotian shield with club across lower half. Reverse: Volute amphora with fluted shoulders, Θ-E across fields, all within incuse square. Well struck on a very good metal. Struck in high relief. Scarce variety. Choice aEF.

Ex Pars Coins

The coins of Boeotia prominently feature the Boeotian shield on its obverse. This particular coin we have from the city-state of Thebes was minted between 425-400 B.C. during the Peloponnesian War. Thebes, at that time, alongside the rest of the 10 Boeotian poleis, sided with the Peloponnesian League under the hegemony of Sparta against the Athenian Empire. The Boeotian Confederation instituted a form of federal coinage based on the Aeginetic standard. A particular period of Theban coinage reached its numismatic artistic merit at around the same period that this coin was minted (425-400 B.C). Although the obverse always shows the shield, the reverse features the head of Dionysos, Herakles or a volute amphora. The amphora eventually became more popular after 400 B.C on the reverse of most Boeotian coin. Early staters showing the amphora on the reverse could be identified by a rounder vase and the city ethnic in the field and all are contained within a square incuse. Later coinage features the same amphora on the reverse and generally includes various magistrates name and less of the city’s ethnic and all are within a round incuse. The obverse also has a more distinct rounder shield on later coinage. At this later date in the mid- 4th century B.C. Thebes was the leading power in Greece and almost united all the Greek city states, freed Messene from Sparta and subdued the latter. Ironically, this paved the way for Macedonian conquest of Greece and in the process, destroyed Thebes and sold its population into slavery by Alexander the Great in 335 B.C.

1 commentsJason TMay 07, 2015
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 272 - début 274)1 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
PRINC IVVENT
variante avec un sceptre
PYLMay 07, 2015
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Charles de Blois (1319-1364)0 viewsGros au lion
3,95g
27mm
+ . MONETA trêfle BRITAN '
"Monnaie de Bretagne"
Le lion de Flandres debout à gauche dans une bordure de onze cercles séparés par des I et contenant un lion semblable au dessus de la croisette, et onze quintefeuilles évidées
ChA RRO LVS DVX
"Charles Duc"
+ BNDICTV :. SIT :. NOME :. DNI :. NRI :. HV :. XPI
"Béni soit le nom de notre seigneur Dieu Jésus-Christ"
Croix anglaise coupant la première légende
Jézéquel 159b
de Mey 158 (double gros)
PYLMay 07, 2015
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COMMAGENE, Samosata Hadrian AE 16 129 AD Winged caduceus.6 viewsRare.

Reference.
BMC - cf 17 - 19; SNG Copenhagen cf. 18

Obv: AΔΡΙΑNOC CEBACTOC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed? bust right, seen from back

Rev: C - A / E - T / N-H. (C-A / Є-T / Θ-N. CA = Samosata, ЄT = ЄTOYΣ ("in the year of"), and NH = 50+8)
Winged caduceus.

2,73 gr
16 mm
okidokiMay 07, 2015
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COMMAGENE, Samosata Hadrian AE 16 131-32 AD 5 viewsVery Rare
Reference.
Butcher 11 (a); BMC - ; SNG Copenhagen -

Obv.
Two crossed cornucopias.

Rev. in field C - A / Θ -N . (CY 59) or Θ -Λ CY 39??
Two ears of corn

2,00 gr
13 mm
okidokiMay 07, 2015
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Syria, Antioch, 249-251, Trajanus Decius, Eagle 3 viewsTrajanus Decius
Syria, Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: AΥT K Γ ME KΥ TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, single pellet below
Rev.: ΔHMAΡX EΞOΥCIAC, eagle on palm, head right, tail left, wreath in beak, SC in ex
Billon, 25.1mm, 11.84g
Ref.: Prieur 577
shanxiMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2014 DOC 4 CLBC 8.4.1 1 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. The entire tetartera of Alexius III are much harder to find due to debasement of trachea virtually rendering the Tetarteron useless. The Metropolitan issues were believed to be produced only for two years 1195-1197.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 1 example with weight of 3.38gm and 19mm

Unlike the one listed in DOC this example has a full family name and was perhaps minted after 1197. The half Tetarteron from the Thessalonica mint has two variations and is listed in Sear as two separate coins, that variation is a short or full version of the family name.
SimonMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 3 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. scroll or hilt of sword.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 19mm

Weight 3.4gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
SimonMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 2 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. scroll or hilt of sword.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 17/18.5mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
SimonMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.42 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger cr. Manus Dei ( Hands of God) in upper right field.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron

Size 19x14mm

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm
Not a great example but the only one I have seen outside the books. Both of my Alexius III half tetartera are very odd shaped flans.
SimonMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.11 1 viewsOBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. Currently it is only the second specimen known of. The other is in the Archeology Museum of Istanbul. ****** Update a third one has been found.*********

DOC lists the above coin as the only example Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerable lighter.
SimonMay 07, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1931 Var DOC 40 Var CLBC 2.4.7 4 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 20/22mm

Weight 1.3gm

This is a barbarous imitation and an attempt to copy DOC 40

This coin is not listed in DOC or Sear but it is in CLBC They record sizes from 20-21mm and weights 3.0 to 3.5 gm , this example is very flat unlike my other, the seller sold it as a trachy but it is not concaved in any way. This is also a very low weight.
SimonMay 07, 2015
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BCC M883 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria Mint
AE Dichalkon
Obv: Laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev: Headress of Isis,
Date LI-S (regnal year 16)
14.0 mm. 1.11gm. Axis:0
Poss. ref: Emmett 710
Hamburger ---, not listed.
v-dromeMay 06, 2015
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BCC M873 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria Mint
AE Dichalkon
Obv: Laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev: Caduceus, Date LI-S (year 16)
14.0 mm. 1.49 gm. Axis:330
Possible reference: Emmett 691
Hamburger ---,
v-dromeMay 06, 2015
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Maximianus7 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
Leg: IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG
RV: Pax stg. left holding sceptre and victory on globe.
Leg: PAX AVGG
Ex: B
Lugdunum
B.387 (46 ex); RIC 399
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 06, 2015
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Diocletianus2 viewsAntoninianus
OV: radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
RV: Jupiter stg. left, holding sceptre and victory on globe.
Leg: PAX AVGG
Ex: A
Lugdunum
B.501 pl. XXXVI (10 ex.) ; RIC 63
Julianus of PannoniaMay 06, 2015
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Diocletianus4 viewsAntoninianus
OV: radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
RV: Jupiter stg. left, holding sceptre and victory on globe.
Leg: IOVI AVGG
Ex: A
Lugdunum
B.317 pl. XXII (16 ex.) RIC.28
Julianus of PannoniaMay 06, 2015
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BCC M862 viewsCaesarea Minima
Uncertain emperor, 2nd century CE
Caesarea Mint?
Obv: Laureate, bearded head right.
Rev: Hermes standing to left, holding purse and [caduceus]
AE12.5mm. 0.93 gm. Axis:90
Hamburger, not listed.
v-dromeMay 06, 2015
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Gallienus Abundantia3 viewsGallienus
Reigned 253-268
Silvered Antoninianus
Rome Mint
RIC 346

O: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.

R: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right emptying cornucopiae


Purchased from lostreasure86 on 5/3/15
GaoMay 06, 2015
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RPC II 2548 Domitianus12 viewsObv: KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: LH (date) in left field; Athena standing holding Nike with right hand; to right, shield at her feet
BIL/Tetradrachm (27.19 MM 12.34 G 12 H) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 88-89 A.D.
RPC 2548, Emmett 237
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 17 lot 422
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 06, 2015
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RIC 0296 Domitianus12 viewsObv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head left
Rev: S C, in field; Minerva advancin right with spear and shield
AE/Sestertius (33.59 mm 19.80 g 5h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 296 (C, Titus), BMCRE 233 (Titus)
ex Roma Numismatics (GB) E-Sale 17 lot 593
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 06, 2015
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RIC 0164 Domitianus16 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (19.59 mm 3.31 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 164 (R2), RSC 606, BMCRE 41, BNF 39
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 17 lot 595
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 06, 2015
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Ptolemy VIII AE 282 viewsMinted 145 - 116 BC - Possibly in Alexandria?

OBV: Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress
REV: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed

12.077 grams, 27.9 mm

cf. Weiser 127 (unofficial local issue from the reign of Ptolemy V), Svoronos 1492, SNG Cop 333

"This coin appears to have a style, low relief, and fabric similar to Weiser 127, except the Weiser coin is a bit cruder, with a straight vertical legend on the reverse left. Weiser attributes the Köln coin as a local imitative. In addition to some similarity to Weiser 127, our coin is very light for the type. It may also be an unofficial local issue."

EX FORVM Auction 58169
Carsten BMay 06, 2015
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Gallienus (253 - 268 A.D.)29 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: DEO MARTI, Mars in temple.
Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, 258-259 A.D.
21mm
3.45g
RIC 10

Reverse Die Clash
1 commentsMatMay 06, 2015
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SICILY, KAMARINA Æ Tetras5 viewsOBV: Helmeted head of Athena left
REV: KAMA, owl standing left, head facing, grasping lizard; three pellets in exergue
Struck at Kamarina, Sicily, 420-405 BC
2.9g; 15.2 mm
Calciati 33; BMC 40; SNG ANS 1229; SNG Cop 169
1 commentsLegatusMay 06, 2015
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Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm3 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
JaimelaiMay 06, 2015
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Gallienus - Doe Right3 viewsObverse:- [GALLIENV]SA[VG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONS[AVG], Doe standing right, looking left
Exergue:- e off flan
RIC 176 GOBL 728b CUNETIO 135

In bad condition, but this is one of the other doe coins that I previously mentioned which has the forelegs reversed to the normal type.

nogoodnicksleftMay 05, 2015
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BCC M854 viewsCaesarea Minima
Trajan 98-117CE
Alexandria Mint
AE Dichalkon
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Crown of Monthu, (horns,
uraei, disk and plumes)
Date: LI S (regnal year 16)
12.5 mm. 1.59gm. Axis:330
Hamburger #77 cf. BMC Alexandria 559
v-dromeMay 05, 2015
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Gallienus - Antelope Left4 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIA NAECONSAVG, Antelope left
Exergue:- Gamma
RIC cf.181 GOBL 716b(1) CUNETIO 1344

Nice example with long wavy horns and a large gap reverse legend break
nogoodnicksleftMay 05, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Right2 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle Right seen from behind
Exergue:- XII
RIC ??? GOBL ???? CUNETIO ????

Rare example of a right facing Gazelle XII but seen from behind, which fly's in the face of the Cunetio statement about XI Gazelles only being seen from behind & XII Gazelles not.

Provenance :- Purchased from Harlan J Berk formally a lunalucifera.com coin
nogoodnicksleftMay 05, 2015
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014 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia15 viewsReference.
RIC-; C. -;

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DIVI NER NEP PM TRP COS CONCORD in exergue.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under chair

3.19 gr


Note.
Obv. like RIC 9c or BMC 17
Rev. like RIC 14 or BMC 33
4 commentsokidokiMay 05, 2015
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SYRIA, Commagene. Samosata. Hadrianus 118-138 AD AE 212 viewsReference.
BMC Galatia pag. 118 20-25; Sear 1235; SNG Cop 17;

Obv. ADRIANOS SEBASTOS
laureate head right, wearing paludamentum and cuirass

Rev.
FLA CAMO MHTRO KOM in wreath.

3.71 gr
17 x 21 mm
okidokiMay 05, 2015
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Julia Paula RIC 2203 viewsAncient cast denarius, approx. 219/220
Obv.: IVLIA PAVLA AVG
Bust r., dr., diad.
Rev. IV [I] STITIA (sic)
Justitia seated l., raising r. hand; her l. hand resting on sceptre.

2.03g, 17-20mm

RIC 220 (Elagabal) (R), C. 20
klausklageMay 05, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 869, Sestertius of AD 163-164 (Minerva)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.5g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 163-164.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, bare, cuirassed and draped bust right.
Rev.: TR P XVIII IMP II COS III around, S C across field, Minerva, draped, helmeted, standing left, holding olive branch, leaning on shield, spear resting on left arm.
RIC 869; BMCRE 1076 var. (bust type); Cohen 844; Banti 454 (1 spec., same obv. die); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 5003 var. (bust type).
Ex D.Ruskin, (1994, from old collection).
Charles SMay 05, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 979, Sestertius of AD 169-170 (Salus)6 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.0g, Ø32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 169-170.
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: SALVTI AVG COS III around, S C low in field, Salus, draped, standing left, holding long sceptre, feeding snake rising from altar.
RIC 979; BMCRE 1376; Cohen 547; Banti 269 (30 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4998var. (bust type).
Ex G.Henzen (1995).
Charles SMay 05, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 964, Sestertius of AD 168-169 (Salus)5 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.2g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 168-169.
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: SALVTI AVG COS III around, S C low in field, Salus and draped standing left holding long sceptre, feeding out of patera a snake coiled around altar.
RIC 964; BMCRE 1351; Cohen 544; Banti 267 (18 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4998.
Ex G.Henzen (1997).
Charles SMay 05, 2015
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RIC VI 880 viewsCONSTANTINVS NOB CAESNico BMay 05, 2015
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RIC VI 881 viewsPERPETVA VIRTVSNico BMay 05, 2015
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RIC 4b, p.099, 360 - Julia Mamaea, Vesta, Palladium2 viewsJulia Mamaea
AR-Denar
Obv.: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev.: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding upright sceptre and palladium.
Ag, 16.8x20,8mm, 2.98g
Ref.: RIC IVb, 360, C. 81
shanxiMay 05, 2015
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Elaia, Athena, wreath3 viewsElaia
Asia Minor, Aiolis
AR Dibol, 450-400 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena left
Rev.: EΛΑΙ, olive wreath within incuse square
Ag, 10mm, 1.22g
Ref.: SNG München 382, SNG v. Aulock 7679
Ex Pecunem 30, Lot 140
shanxiMay 05, 2015
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Mariniana, RIC (Valerian) 10, Sestertius of AD 253-2606 viewsÆ Sestertius (12,96g, Ø 28mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 253-260
Obv.: DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right, w. stephane & set on crescent.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO around, S C below, Peacock standing right, with tail spread.
RIC (Valerian) 10 ; Banti 5
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 349 (2015); ex Wayne C. Phillips estate.
Charles SMay 05, 2015
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Herennius Etruscus, RIC (Trajan Decius) 171(a), Sestertius of AD 250 13 viewsÆ Sestertius (16,34g, Ø 30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 250
Obv.: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, bare draped bust right.
Rev.: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Herennius standing left, holding baton and spear.
RIC (Trajan Decius) 171(a); Banti 6
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 349 (2015); ex J. S. Wagner Collection.
1 commentsCharles SMay 05, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 1 viewsOBV 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 21/16 mm

Weight 2.6

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This is my smallest example, I love the green patina, it was one of my earliest acquisitions.
SimonMay 05, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 3 viewsOBV 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 25/22mm

Weight 3.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This example is more than likely the coin listed as S-1910 , Sear 1931 struck over a Class I or Class K anonymous follis. Hendys ( S-1910) lists at 2.96gm around 23mm
SimonMay 05, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 4 viewsOBV 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 18/21mm

Weight 3.3gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

I have another example in my collection that has a weight of 6.2 gm and 25mm
SimonMay 05, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 4 viewsOBV 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 23/25mm

Weight 6.2

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This is the heaviest example noted, at 6.2 gm
SimonMay 05, 2015
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United States of America: 2003A Cabral-Snow One Hundred Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2179H ★)3 viewsSpongeBobMay 05, 2015
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United States of America: 2003A Cabral-Snow One Hundred Dollars Federal Reserve Note (Fr#2179H ★)2 viewsSpongeBobMay 05, 2015
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Gallienus - Centaur Left 3 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLIN[ICONS]AVG, Centaur facing left with globe & rudder
Exergue:- H
RIC 164 GOBL 738b(2) CUNETIO 1386

Much less common variation with both fore feet on the ground. Note there are no examples with the fore feet on the ground shown in Gobl, presumably an oversight, since the variation was known before being published in the Cunetio. I've added the (2) to the Gobl reference number in imitation of the classification of the same difference in the right facing Centaurs i.e. 735b(1) & 735b(2)
nogoodnicksleftMay 04, 2015
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Left3 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAV[G], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAE[CONSAV]G, Gazelle Left
Exergue:- IIX
RIC ???? GOBL ???? CUNETIO ????

An interesting piece with a Officina mint mark error. The style of the gazelle could make it possibly a contemporary imitation. The X is a particularly interesting shape looking more like a cross rather than X, maybe simply an unintentional coincidence or perhaps we could tentatively speculate that it was deliberate act by an early Christian die maker?. Different dies to the ZF57 example in Gobl, and to the coin in Helveticas collection (referenced in Gallienus RIC list).
nogoodnicksleftMay 04, 2015
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BCC M842 viewsCaesarea Minima
Uncertain emperor
Alexandria or Caesarea Mint?
AE Chalkon?
Obv: Laureate? bearded head right.
Rev: Crescent with star, very
crudely rendered designs.
12.5x10.5 mm. 0.73 gm. Axis:180
Hamburger #107
v-dromeMay 04, 2015
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MYSIA, Pergamon Hadrian AE 16 Telesphoros standing8 views
Reference.
SNG France 2093

Obv. AYT KAI NER TR ADRIA
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΠEPΓAM KAKEΦ TOB on left in feild.
Telesphoros standing facing, wrapped in long garments.

3.26 gr
16 mm
1 commentsokidokiMay 04, 2015
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RIC 3, p.074, 394a - Faustina I, Pietas6 viewsFaustina Senior
AR Denarius after 141
Obv.: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Diademed and draped right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVG, Pietas, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding incense box and sacrificing over lighted altar.
Ag, 18,5x194mm, 3.49g
Ref.: RIC III 394a
Ex Pecunem 30, Lot 490
shanxiMay 04, 2015
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RIC 4b, p.099, 362 - Julia Mamaea, Vesta 9 viewsJulia Mamaea
AR-Denar
Obv.: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev.: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding transverse sceptre and patera.
Ag, 18.4x20,4mm, 3.68g
Ref.: RIC IVb, 362, Kamp.: 64.17.1
2 commentsshanxiMay 04, 2015
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Sear 00213 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 16.89g., diameter 34mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina. Hahn accounts for the relative scarcity of this type by suggesting that the extra control marks (dots above and below the stars) were added at the start of the new lustrum in September 517. Consequently, this issue would only have been produced during the 10-month period before Anastasius’s death in July 518.Abu GalyonMay 04, 2015
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RIC 3, p.093, 502 - Faustina II, Denar, Concordia seated3 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding flower, resting elbow on cornucopia, which is by her chair; under chair globe.
Ag, 18.5mm, 3.55g
Ref.: RIC III 502, Kamp.: 38.8
shanxiMay 04, 2015
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KINGS OF MACEDON2 viewsTime of Philip III or Kassander, c. 323 - 315 B.C
AE Half Unit 14.5 x 16 mm; 3.36 g
O: Macedonian shield with five crescents around and five pellets between crescents, Gorgoneion at center;
R: B - A either side of crested Macedonian helmet, caduceus lower left, ΣI monogram lower right
Salamis mint ( on east coast of Cyprus); Price 3159
laneyMay 04, 2015
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MYSIA, PERGAMON5 views1st Century AD
Autonomous Issue
AE 18 mm; 3.34 g
O: ΘEON CYN−KΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right;
R: ΘEAN PΩ−MHN, turreted and draped bust of Roma right;
Pergamon mint; cf BMC Mysia p. 134, 5 ff.; SGICV 4910
laneyMay 04, 2015
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AEOLIS. Kyme. Ae (Circa 350-250 BC). Eubios, magistrate. 2 viewsReference.
BMC 45.

Obv:
Forepart of horse right.

Rev: KY / EYB.
Skyphos.

2.34 gr
16 mm
okidokiMay 04, 2015
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Antiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 97/6 B.C.0 viewsAntiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 97/6 B.C. Ae 15.8~17.0mm. 4.57g. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Antiochus VIII r. dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Zeus Uranius standing draped left, crescent above head, holding a star in outstreched hand and resting on a sceptre. HP monogram in left field. Hoover 757ddwauMay 04, 2015
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RIC 0075 Domitianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head left
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Tripod with fillets; above, dolphin
AR/Denarius (3.30 g 18.49 mm 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMCRE p. 302 Note, BNF 20
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 04, 2015
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244 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna standing2 viewsReference.
RIC II 244; BMCRE III 639; RSC II 768

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

Rev. FORTVNA AVG.
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left

3.58 gr
okidokiMay 04, 2015
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RIC 4a, p.269, 362 - Plautilla, PROPAGO IMPERI 4 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius. Rome, AD 202
Obv.: Draped bust right, PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE
Rev.: Plautilla and Caracalla clasping hands, PROPAGO IMPERI
Ar, 3.58g
Ref.: RIC 362, RSC 21
Ex HJB, Sale 128
shanxiMay 04, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 7 views
OBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16/14mm

Weight 1.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins
SimonMay 04, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 6 views OBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.5/14

Weight 1.6mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins

Again the cross on this coin was my main interest for the collection.
SimonMay 04, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.84 views OBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.59mm

Weight .6 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins

Very thin flan light weight, patina makes it an interesting example.
SimonMay 04, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 4 views OBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 14/12mm

Weight 1.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins

This example I have always admired, the portrait of Alexius is so simple it is beautiful. Reminds me of a Guy Fox mask.
SimonMay 04, 2015
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ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 4 views OBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17/15mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins.
SimonMay 04, 2015
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02 Augusts RIC I 86a24 viewsAugustus. 27 B.C.-14 A.D.. Colonia Patricia Mint. 19 B.C. (3.13g, 18.4mm, 2h). Obv: CAESAR AVGSTVS, bare head right. Rev: SIGNIS RECEPTIS, Aquila on l. and standard on r. flanking SPQR arranged around shield inscribed CL V. RIC I 86a, BMC 417, RSC 265.

An important historical type commemorating the return of the legionary eagles lost by Crassus to the Parthians in the battle of Carrhae in 53 B.C. This example has wonderful toning, is perfectly centered, and retains complete legends, even the CL V on the shield is preserved better than the photograph shows.
3 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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Domitian RIC II 007523 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VES[P F DOMITIA]N AVG PM, laureate head left. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMC 22 note. Ex Forum.

Another early, and scarce Domitian. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitian’s reign, and is another carryover of al type issued under Titus the obverse legend and left facing portrait combination make this a scarce type.

In Flavian coinage, rarity is measured not only by number of examples, but also number of known die combinations. Demonstrating the scarcity of this coin, my example is both an obverse and reverse die match to David Atherton's http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-97819.
3 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 052219 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 73 A.D. (3.52g, 19.6mm, 5h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS AVG, Salus seated left, with patera. RIC II 522, BMC 97, RSC 432v).

This is a common coin with an uncommonly stellar portrait. Its well centered with complete legends. Salus is associated with safety and wellbeing of the individual and the State.
5 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 05235 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 73 A.D. (3.16g, 19.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN, laureate head right. Rev: SPQR in oak wreath. RIC II 523, BMC 86a, RSC 517.

This is a good example of a common type with good centering and full clear legends.
1 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 094015 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome 77-78A.D. (3.42g, 17.0mm, 6hr). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Rev: COS VIII, Mars standing l. with spear and trophy and to r., corn ear. RIC II 940 (R), RSC 127, BMC 203 var. Ex Forum.

This type was issued with, and without the corn ear to the right of Mars. The addition of the corn ear fits into the agrarian theme introduced in Vespasian’s coinage during the same time period. A well centered example of this type with complete legends.
2 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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Vespasian RIC II 098017 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome mint. 77, July-78, Dec. A.D. (3.39g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVS, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XIX across field. Modius with corn ears. RIC II 980, BMC 216, RSC 216.

Part of Vespasian’s agrarian series, this is a solid example of the type. The coin is nicely toned, well centered, and has complete legends. I also like this example as it has a error in the legend with AVS as opposed to AVG on the obverse.
3 commentsLucas HMay 04, 2015
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301 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Asia standing9 viewsReference.
RIC 301g;

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head left.

Rev: ASIA.
Asia standing left, right foot on prow, holding hook and rudder.

3.13 gr
17 mm
2 commentsokidokiMay 03, 2015
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LYDIA, Hermocapelia Pseudo-autonomous AE 16 under hadrian9 viewsReference: Mionnet vol.4 #231; Sear GIC 5019; BMC Lydia p. 99; 8; SNG Copenhagen 165; SNG von Aulock 2944 var. (monogram).

Obv. ЄPA CYNKΛHΤOC = IERA SYNKLHTOS
Draped bust of the Roman Senate right.

Rev. ЄPMOKAΠHΛITΩN = ERMOKAPHLITW
Turreted and draped bust of Roma right. KAB Monogram before.

3.06 gr
16 mm
okidokiMay 03, 2015
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Mysia, Pergamon AE21. Athena Nicephoros / trophy1 viewsObv: Head of Athena right.
Rev: AQHNAS NIKEFOPOY, Trophy with horned helmet.
200-133 BC.
ancientoneMay 03, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 1128a, Sestertius of AD 174-175 (Annona)7 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.2g, Ø 30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 174-175.
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIX, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMP VII COS III around, S C across field, Annona, draped, standing left, holding cornucopiae left and corn ears right above modius with poppy and corn-ears.
RIC 1128a; BMCRE 1491var. (dr. bust); Cohen unlisted; Banti 159 (1 spec.)
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994, found in Norfolk, UK)
A note at BMCRE 1491 refers to bare head variant Rotto Sale, May 1925, lot 1314. This same specimen is the only one listed by Banti and illustrated under no. 159
Charles SMay 03, 2015
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Cologne - 4e Emission - (fin 270 - début 271)0 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
COMES AVG
PYLMay 03, 2015
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1er Emission - 2e Phase - (mi 260-261) - Trèves0 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS . P . F . AVG
VICTORIA AVG
PYLMay 03, 2015
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Baduila - Rome - 10 nummi5 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 10 Nummi (19 mm, 6.46 g), minted in Rome. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet and Ostrogothic garment with pectoral cross, DN BADV-ILA REX. Reverse: the king with spear and schield, X in right field, FLVREAS SEMPER. Metlich 98b.JanMay 03, 2015
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 1075, Sestertius of AD 173 (Mercury temple)4 viewsÆ Sestertius (21.7g, Ø 30mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 173.
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right.
Rev.: RELIG AVG IMP VI COS III S C left and right of temple, Tetrastyle temple with Mercury standing on pedestal within, holding a purse and caduceus, the columns in the form of herms supporting semicircular pediment containing reliefs of a tortoise, cock, ram, caduceus, and purse.
RIC 1075; Cohen 535; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 256 (22 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4996; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 139/47b
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995)
Coin struck in honour of incidents in the Danubian campaigns in 173: the siege works of the enemy were destroyed by lightning: a miraculous cloudburst saved the Roman army which was believed to be thanks to the prayers of an Egyptian Priest to Mercury.
Charles SMay 03, 2015
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Theodahad - Rome - 40 nummi5 viewsTheodahad (c. 480-536), Ostrogothic king (534-536). Æ 40 Nummi (11.34 g, 27 mm), Rome. Obverse: Bust of Theodahad with short moustache wearing closed crown ornamented with jewels and two stars, robe ornamented with jewels and pectoral cross on breast, DN THEOD-AHATHUS REX. Reverse: Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding wreath and palm branch, VICTORIA PRINCIPVM, S-C. Metlich 89b; MIB 81; MEC 1, 141.JanMay 03, 2015
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