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tiberius tribute penny.jpg
16 - 37 A.D. Tiberius - Ric 30 "Tribute Penny"153 viewsSilver denarius, Lugdunum mint, 3.494g, 18.8mm, 225o, 16 - 37 A.D.;
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right;
PONTIF MAXIM, Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on chair ornamented, feet on footstool; nicely centered
RIC 30, RSC 16a, S 1763, VF

Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was Caesar, He said, ''Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Since Tiberius was Caesar at the time, this denarius type is attributed by scholars as the "penny" referred to in the Bible.
2 commentsjimwho523May 24, 2007
Augustus denarius.jpg
02 B.C. - 4 A.D Augustus Denarius123 viewsSilver denarius, S 1597, RIC 207, BMC 533, EF, Lugdunum mint, 3.876g, 19.2mm, 180o, 2 B.C. - 4 A.D.;
obverse CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right;
reverse C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on l. a simpulum r. and on r. a lituus l.;
lustrous, nice portrait, reverse slightly off center
jimwho523Sep 19, 2006
Ephesus cista mystica.jpg
Ionia - Ephesus - Tetradrachm130 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 12.5g, 29.9mm, 0o, 166 - 160 B.C.

Grade EF - obverse slightly off-center; rare

Obverse cista mystica with snake within ivy wreath;
Reverse bow-case decorated with apluster, two snakes around, Artenus head right on left, EFE on right;

A scarce and unusual type because almost all Cistophoric tetradrachm of Ephesus have the ethinic left and symbol right. This is from the third series, before the format had become uniform.

references: Kleiner and Noe page 41, 6c and plate XI, 7; SNG Cop -; BMC Ionia -; SNG Von Aulock -
2 commentsjimwho523Jul 28, 2006
constantine II - ric.jpg
334 - 335 AD - Constantine II165 viewsConstantine II Bronze AE 3
Siscia mint, RIC 236, 334 - 335 A.D.
2.332g, 18.19mm, 180o
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers, each holding spear and shield on ground, flanking two standards, (dot)ESIS(dot)in exe
beautiful green patina, aEF, Ex-Forum
4 commentsjimwho523Jul 29, 2005
GIII-RIC93-o.jpg
RIC-093 Gordian III - Gordian in Military attire63 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P V COS II P P - Gordian in military dress, standing right, hoilding globe and transverse scepter
RIC-93, Cohen-253

nicely centered, full flan, Silver slightly porous. Nice style for this type. AD 241-3 (4th issue,)
jimwho523Jun 02, 2005
GIII - Ric 038-1.JPG
RIC-038 Gordian III - Roma - 2110 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ROMAE AETERNAE - Roma, helmeted and seated left, on shield, holding Victory & spear
AR Ant, Rome Mint 238 AD

I really like the reverse on this one, especially the little victory in Roma's hand!!

RIC IV, #38, Cohen 312
1 commentsjimwho523May 31, 2005
Nero-RIC53.JPG
64-65 Ad Nero - RIC 53 - Rare208 viewsNERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS - Laureate Bust right
IVPPITER CVSTOS - Jupiter, seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
The reverse "type commemorates the protection of Nero from the Pisonian Conspiracy. In 64 AD, a large section of central Rome burned; Nero's reputed singing of the destruction of Troy during the fire led to the later association of him "fiddling" as the city burned. Nero's "excesses" resulted in a conspiracy to overthrow and replace him with Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among the conspirators were many high-ranking members of Nero's court including Seneca the Younger, the poet Lucan, and Petronius, who called himself Nero's "arbiter of elegance." To Nero, the the failure of a conspiracy made up of those so close to him could have been achieved only through divine intervention. As the king of the Gods oversaw the security of the Roman state, Nero believed it was Jupiter the Guardian (Custos) who had saved him from harm."
5 commentsjimwho523Apr 15, 2005
licinius-ric11.JPG
313 - 315 AD - Licinius I68 viewsIMP LICINIVS PF AVG - Laureate Head Right
IOVI CON-SERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre. Victory on globe in righthand, eagle with wreath to left at feet. SIS in exe, B in right field

RIC VII, Siscia Mint, # 11, Officina B = R4
jimwho523Apr 08, 2005
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Gordian III Provincial - Nicopolis Ad Istrum62 viewsAE 27, 14.15 gms, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis Ad Istrum

AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTPON, Nemesis standing left with arshin over wheel, and cornucopiae. magistrate's name, Sabinius Modestus, to left

clear devices and nearly complete legends visible, and a pleasing green patina
1 commentsjimwho523Mar 29, 2005
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RIC-002 Gordian III - Jupiter90 views IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding spear and thunderbolt, small Gordian III stands left below
4.15 gms, 180 degrees, EF

Outstanding coin, reverse well struck, all details clearly visible.
jimwho523Feb 28, 2005
Caracala-ll-RIC-346.jpg
201 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Trophy with captives147 viewsANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse
PART MAX PONT TR P IIII COS, two captives seated at sides of trophy

Silver denarius, RIC 346, BMC 730, RSC 177, EF, 3.72g, 18.9mm, 0o, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 201 A.D. light toning

I've been looking for a good "Trophy" reverse for a while, and this one fit the bill perfectly. Ex Forum
1 commentsjimwho523Feb 07, 2005
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Alexius III Angelus Comnenus - 1195 AD to 1203 AD188 viewsAlexius III Angelus Comnenus - Billion Aspron Trachy

Obv - nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion;
Rev - on left, the emperor, and on right, St. Constantine

Thanks to Simon for his help with Obverse decscription!!
Any further comments regarding attribution would be greatly appreciated!!!
1 commentsjimwho523Feb 02, 2005
GIII-RiC92.jpg
RIC-092 Gordian III - Gordian in Military attire82 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P IIII COS II P P - Gordian in military dress, standing right, hoilding globe and transverse scepter
RIC-92, Cohen-253

nicely centered, full flan, Slightly weak reverse. AD 241-3 (4th issue,)
jimwho523Jan 13, 2005
Posthumus-victory.jpg
260 AD - POSTUMUS - 260-268 AD - RIC 089136 viewsIMPCPOSTVMVSPFAVG - Postumus Radiate draped and curaissed right
VICTORIA AVG Victory advancing left, captive seated at her feet.

AR Antoninianus Rome Mint, 260-1 AD, 4.02g. Cunetio-2381 (770 sg. Cunetio-23pec), RIC-89.

Nice portrait !!!!
jimwho523Jan 10, 2005
GIII-LiberalitasIII-Ric67.jpg
RIC-067 Gordian III - Liberalitas III94 views IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITASAVGIII - Liberalitas standing right, head left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

AR Ant. Rome mint January-March 240 AD
Reference RIC IV, part 3, Pg 23, #67. Cohen 142
jimwho523Jan 10, 2005
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RIC-036 Gordian III - Liberalitas176 viewsIMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITASAVGII - Liberalitas standing right, head left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

AR Ant. Rome mint January-March 240 AD
Reference RIC IV, part 3, Pg 19, #36. Cohen 130
1 commentsjimwho523Jan 10, 2005
Caracalla-Hercules.jpg
213 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Hercules291 viewsANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT - laureate head right
PMTRPXVICOSIIIIPP - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding branch, club, and lionskin

Rome mint, AD 213, reference RIC IV, part 1, pg 241, 206(a), Cohen 220, BM-48

Beautiful portrait of this "mad" emperor, with a wonderful depiction of hercules. Ex HJB
3 commentsjimwho523Jan 10, 2005
GordianIII-master portrait.jpg
Roman, Gordian III - 238-244 AD489 viewsMARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS was born in 225. His grandfather was Gordian I and his uncle was Gordian II. After their failed revolt in 238, Gordian was raised (April, 238) to Caesar under the Senate's co-Augusti, Balbinus and Pupienus. When they were killed in July, 238, Gordian became sole Augustus. His rule was generally thought to be mild and wise, guided by his Praetorian Praefect, Timesitheus. Gordian III married Timesitheus's daughter Tranquillina in 241. Unfortunately, both Timesitheus and Gordian died on campaign against the Sassanians in 243-244. His mysterious death on February 25, 244 possibly was plotted by his successor, Philip I.

The details of this coin may be viewed at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=102&pos=7
3 commentsjimwho523Jan 03, 2005
GIII-RIC154.jpg
RIC-154 Gordian III Victory108 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTOR AETER - Victory standing left, leaning on shield, and holding palm. Captive under shield
Nice VF, fifth issue 243-244 AD
RIC-154, Cohen-348
jimwho523Dec 13, 2004
ClaudiusII-Ric 66.jpg
268-270 AD - Claudius Gothicus - AE Antoninianus75 viewsIMP C CLAVDIVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust
MARS VLTOR - Mars striding right, spear in right hand, and trophy over left shoulder

References Ric V, part1, 66, Cohen 160

very pleasing example of this 'Martial" coin! (IMHO)
jimwho523Dec 13, 2004
Tacitus-ric147.jpg
275 AD - Tacitus - 275-276 AD - Pax72 viewsIMPCMCLATACITVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
PAXAVG - Pax striding left, holding scepter and branch, Q in exergue

Ticinium Mint, References RIC-147, Cohen 67

Nicely silvered, with beatiful dark toning, much nicer in hand
jimwho523Oct 25, 2004
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I - Pax730 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum.
4 commentsjimwho523Sep 24, 2004
GIII-Ric298-Iovi.jpg
238-244 AD - Gordian III - Jupiter Sestertius67 viewsIMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Laureate, draped and curaissed bust right
IOVISTATORI SC - naked Jupiter standing, head right, holding thunderbolt and scepter

Rome mint, ric 298, 23.8 gms 28-32 mm
jimwho523Sep 24, 2004
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AD 140-144 Antoninus Pius - Clementia58 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - laureate bust right
TR POT COS III S C Clementia standing left, holding patera and scepter.

Rome mint; AD 140-144; Ric 699a(s); Cohen 906
27 mm, 8.05 gms
27 mm; 8.10 Gms
jimwho523Sep 21, 2004
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Ric-017 Gordian III - Pax90 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P II COS P P - Pax facing left, holding branch & transverse scepter

Rome mint; RIC 17(s); Cohen 203; 22mm 4.5gms
Very nice, well-centered example of a scarcer issue.
jimwho523Sep 21, 2004
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307-337 AD Constantine I - Jupiter - Officina=Delta152 viewsIMPCONSTAN-TINVSAVG - Laureate, curaissed bust left, scepter over left shoulder
IOVICONS-ERVATORIAVGG - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding scepter, Victory on globe. SMK in exe, wreath left field, (Delta) right field.

Cyzicus mint, Ric 8 (r1)
Silvered AE3, 2.5 gms. 180 degrees.
jimwho523Sep 17, 2004
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276-282 AD - Probus - Clementia - Tripolia118 viewsIMPCMAVRPROBVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
CLEMENTIA TEMP, in exe XXI; Emperor holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter holding scepter.

Tripolis Mint; Ref. Ric 5,part 2, 927; 22 mm, 3.90 gms
Nice dark green patina, I rate this a VF
1 commentsjimwho523Sep 17, 2004
constans.jpg
AD 348-351 Constans - Two victories66 viewsCONSTANS-PFAVG - Laureate, draped and curaissed bust right.
VICTORIAEDDAVGGGNN - Two victories facing each holding wrea6th and palm branch. SMTSA in exe

Thessalonica, Ric 100, 1.95 gms, 180 degrees, 348-351 AD
jimwho523Sep 16, 2004
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316-319 AD Constantine I - AE3 - Victories - Siscia mint94 viewsIMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Helmeted, Laureate, curaissed bust right
VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP in exe. (Delta)SIS - Two victories facing, inscribing VOT/PR on shield placed on altar, X on cippus.

Siscia mint, Ric 53, 18 mm, 2.85 gms, 45 degrees
slightly rough surfaces, Great detail, Dark green patina, aEF ....
jimwho523Sep 16, 2004
ConstantineI-Ric8.jpg
307-337 AD Constantine I - Jupiter - Officina=S131 viewsIMPCONSTAN-TINVSAVG - Laureate, curaissed bust left, scepter over left shoulder
IOVICONS-ERVATORIAVGG - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding scepter, Victory on globe. SMK in exe, wreath left field, S right field.

Cyzicus mint, Ric 8 (r1)
Silvered AE3, 2.5 gms. 180 degrees.
Small corrosion 8:o'clock on obverse, otherwise exceptional!!!
jimwho523Sep 15, 2004
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193-211 AD Septimus Severus - Mars34 viewsILSEPTSEVPERTAVGIMPV - Laureate head right.
PMTRPIIICOSIIPP - Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy

Rome mint AD 195; RIC IVi, 60; Cohen 396.
3.05 gms, 18 mm; 0 degrees
jimwho523Sep 14, 2004
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193-217 AD - Julia Domna - Pietas28 viewsIVLIA AVGVSTA - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
PIETAS AVGG - Pietas standing left, veiled and right hand dropping incense on altar left, and holding box in right arm.

Wife of Septimus Severus
Rome mint: AD 204; RIC IVi 572; Cohen 149; 2.65 gms, 18 mm; 180 degrees
jimwho523Sep 14, 2004
Max-I-Pax-Ric12.jpg
235 AD - Maximinus I - 235-236 AD - Pax Denarius341 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum
4 commentsjimwho523Sep 12, 2004
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229 BC- Epidamos-Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm128 viewsCow standing Right, looking back at suckling calf, MENIEKOS in greek above, nike flying right above legend, monogram/thunderbolt below
Square containing stellate pattern, legend around square.

after 229 BC, 3.23 gms, Sear Greek Coins and their Values sg1900 variant

Meniskos-Kallenos name combination, Class 5 drachm, issued in year -5 (last issue = year -1) that can be around the 70's of the first century BC.
Well centered, well struck specimens are rare. Here you can identify both obverse symbols, flying Nike (=Victory) above Meniskos (wreath in hand off-flan) and thunderbolt in the exergue. The legend on the reverse is DYP KA[L] [LH] NOS (lower segment off-flan).
jimwho523Sep 09, 2004
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98-117 AD Trajan Denarius Hercules167 viewsIMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right
P M TR P COS IIII P P, statue of Hercules holding club and lion skin, set on low base; mint luster, light toning,

Rome mint, 101-102 A.D, 3.54g, 18.6mm, 180o Reference:RIC 49, RSC 234, BMC 86.
exceptionally well struck reverse for the issue. Ex-Forum
1 commentsjimwho523Sep 09, 2004
diocletian-Cocordia-militum.jpg
284-305 AD Diocletian Silvered Antoninianus - Concordia Militum76 viewsIMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG - radiate, and draped bust right
CONCORDIAMILITVM, Emperor standing right, holding scepter, recieving Victory on globe from jupiter standing Left and holding scepter. Gamma between, XXI in Exergue

Perhaps Antioch Mint, Ric 306 ??? ( the gamma between is what throws me...)
This coin came from a uncleaned lot.
jimwho523Sep 09, 2004
GIII-Ric-210-fortuna-antioch.jpg
242 AD - Gordian III - 238-244 AD - Fortuna - Antioch60 viewsIMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped and curraissed bust right
FORTVNAREDVX - Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder

Antioch mint, 242-244 AD, Ric 210, Cohen 98
jimwho523Sep 08, 2004
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245 AD Phillip I - 244-249 AD - Ric 002b49 viewsIMPMIVLPHILLIPVSAVG - Radiate, draped and curraissed bust right
PMTRPIICOSPP - Phillip I, seated left on curule chair, holding globe and sceptre.

Rome Mint, AD 245, RIC 2(b), Cohen 120
jimwho523Sep 07, 2004
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250 AD - Trajan Decius - 249-251 - Ric 016b - Genius51 viewsIMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and curaissed bust right
GENIVSEXERCILLVRICIANI - Genius standing Left, holding patera and cornucopia, standard on right.

Rome Mint, RIC 16(b)
1 commentsjimwho523Sep 07, 2004
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250 AD- Trajan Decius - 249-251 AD - Ric 029c - Victory42 viewsIMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and curaissed bust right
VICTORIAAVG - Victory striding left, with upraised wreath, and palm.

Rome Mint, 250 AD, Ric 29(c),
jimwho523Sep 07, 2004
Trajan Deicus-Ric11b.jpg
249 AD - Trajan Decius - 249-251 AD - Ric 011b - Adventus Antoninianus44 viewsIMPCMQTRAINVSDECIVSAVG - Radiate, draped and curaissed bust right
AdVENTVSAVG - Decius on horse, riding left, left hand raised in salute, and holding scepter in right.

Rome mint, 249-250 AD, Ric 11(b), Cohen 4
jimwho523Sep 07, 2004
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AD 276-282 Probus - Pax57 viewsIMPCPROBVSAVG - Radiate, curaissed Bust right.
PAX AVG, EXXI in exe, Pax standing left with branch and tranverse scepter.
Ticinum mint, 20.mm, 2.30 gms, Ref RIC 547, Cohen 399
Nicely silvered with good detail. note that the blue highlights are reflections from scanner, not on coin!
jimwho523Sep 02, 2004
tacitus-RIC147-ticinium.jpg
AD 275-276 Tacitus Pax44 viewsTacitus AE Antoninianus 275-276 AD
IMP CM CLA TACITVS AVG - Radiate, Draped and curaissed bust right
PAX AVG, Q in exe. - Pax striding left, holding scepter and branch
Ticinum mint, 3.10 gms, 22 mm
Reference: RIC 147, Cohen 67
jimwho523Sep 02, 2004
GIII-Ric081-PMTRPIII.jpg
Ric-081 Gordian III PMTRPIIICOSPP48 viewsIMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped, & curaissed bust right
PMTRPIIICOSPP - Gordian on horseback left, raising right hand, carrying scepter.

Third issue, AD 240 Ric-081, Cohen-234
jimwho523Aug 24, 2004
GIII-Ric129-Pietas.jpg
Ric-129 rare - Gordian III Pietas Avgvsti54 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
PIETAS AVGVSTI - Pietas standing front with head turned left; both arms held out with palms facing.
Rome mint: AD 240 (7th Issue, 2nd Officina)
RIC 129(r), Cohen-186
jimwho523Aug 09, 2004
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint793 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD Superb example of this boy emperor, and unbelievable reverse...
6 commentsjimwho523Aug 05, 2004
GIII-Ric-140-felicitas.jpg
Ric-140 Gordian III Felicitas45 viewsIMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped, & curaissed bust right
FELICIT TEMP - Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia.

Fifth issue, AD 243-244 Ric-140, Cohen-71
jimwho523Aug 03, 2004
GIII-Ric-147-mars.jpg
Ric-147 Gordian III - Mars41 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM - Mars hastening right, holding spear and shield

Ric-147, Cohen-160
nicely centered, full flan, strong strike. small flan defect on rev.
jimwho523Aug 03, 2004
GIII-Ric-151-securitas.jpg
Ric-151 Gordian III - Securitas45 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
SECVRIT PERP - Securitas, Standing left, legs crossed, holding sceptre and leaning on column

aEF, nice... Ric-151 Cohen-327 Sear-2461
jimwho523Aug 03, 2004
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307-337 AD - Constantine1 Iovi Conservatori100 viewsIMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG - Jupiter standing left, with staff and chalmys on left arm, victory with wreath on a globe in right hand, eagle with wreath at right foot. ALE in exe, Wreath, S, N in right field

Alexandria mint; Ric-9
Obverse is double struck, but the reverse really stands out! Excellent example of how "busy" some of these coins look, not to mention it's a R-3
jimwho523Aug 02, 2004
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283-285 AD - Carinus - Aequitas - Cyzicus Mint80 viewsIMP CARINVS AVG - Radiate and cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVGG - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornicupia. KAZ in exe.

Cyzicus mint Ric-239
Heavily silvered over 80% + of surface. Nice coin

Ric-239
1 commentsjimwho523Aug 02, 2004
Conway-1-SEVERINA.jpg
274-275 AD - Severina Concordia68 viewsSEVERINA AVG - Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent
CONCORDIA AVGG - Emperor standing left, clasping hand of empress standing right, in exe sXXIR

Rome Mint; Ric-003
Nicely silvered, won the providentia award in the first Forum Cleaning Contest!

Ric-3 Cohen-2
jimwho523Aug 02, 2004
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Ric-146 Gordian III - Mars44 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
MARS PROPVGNAT - Mars, advancing right, cloak streaming behind, brandishing spear, and holding shield in the ready position

nicely centered, full flan, strong strike. Scarce type, with Elvis sideburns to middle of chin
Ric-146(s) Cohen-156
jimwho523Aug 02, 2004
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Ric-144 Gordian III Fortuna61 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
FORTVNA REDVX - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair.

Rome mint: AD 243 (12th Issue, 2nd Officina)
Ric-144 Cohen-98
jimwho523Aug 02, 2004
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Ric-150 Gordian III - Providentia49 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG - Providentia standing left, holding a baton over the globe (universe-world) at her feet; left hand grasps perpendicular scepter

Ric -150 Cohen-299 June-Dec. AD 243 (12th Issue, 4th Officina)
jimwho523Aug 02, 2004
GIII-Ric131-victrix.jpg
Ric-131 Gordian III - Denarius - Venus Victrix53 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing left with helmet & scepter, leaning on shield

4th Issue. A scarcer type! Mistakenly attributed as struck in the summer of 241 as one of 6 issued to commemorate the marriage of Gordian III and Sabinia Tranquillina. Last issue of AR denarius produced for circulation in the Roman Empire.

RIC-131(r) Cohen-347
jimwho523Jul 30, 2004
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Ric-130 Gordian III - Denarius - SECVRITAS PVBLICA49 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
SECVRITAS PVBLICA - Securitas seated left, holding scepter and propping head with left hand, elbow bent on back of the chair Rome mint AD 240 (7th Issue, 3rd Officina)

RIC-130(r) Cohen-340
jimwho523Jul 30, 2004
GIII-Ric129a.jpg
Ric-129(a) - Gordian III Salus49 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus standing front, head right, feeding snake from patera

RIC-129a(r) Cohen-325
jimwho523Jul 30, 2004
GIII-Ric127(r).jpg
Ric-127 - Gordian III DIANA LVCIFERA44 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate and draped bust right
DIANA LVCIFERA - Diana, the moon-goddess, sister of Apollo, standing right, holding long, lighted torch

RIC-127(r) Cohen-69 Sear-2470
jimwho523Jul 30, 2004
GIII-Ric111.jpg
Ric-111 - Gordian III AETERNITATI AVG46 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AETERNITATI AVG - Sol, the god of the sun, stands right, holding a globe

4th issue. A scarcer type and a nice coin! RIC-111(r) RSC 39
jimwho523Jul 30, 2004
City-comm-heraclea_RIC_129.jpg
330-334 AD - City Commemorative - Heraclea mint225 viewsUrbs Roma commemorative AE3. 330-334 AD. VRBS ROMA, helmeted cuirassed bust of Roma left / she-wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, *(3 vertical dots)* above, SMHe in ex.

RIC 129 rated R4
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 30, 2004
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Kassander AE3 - 319-297 BC85 viewsObv - head of young Herakles r., clad in lion's skin.
Rev - BASILEUS/KASSANDROY above and beneath naked youth on horse pacing r
AP monogram before, KA monogram beneath.

Kassander, BC319-297. Sear 6754 variant.
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 29, 2004
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Olbia, Black Sea, Three dolphins105 viewsOlbia, Black Sea area. 5th century BC. coins shaped as dolphins, with a fin and an eye. One of the first Type of bronze coins ever minted, BMC 211 commentsjimwho523Jul 29, 2004
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Hercules251 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI - Hercules, naked, standing right, right hand on hip, left hand on club resting on rock, lion-skin beside club
jimwho523Jul 19, 2004
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RIC-095 Gordian III Hercules76 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI - Hercules, naked, standing right, right hand on hip, left hand on club resting on rock, lion-skin beside club

Absolutely the best reverse I've ever seen of Hercules! even the lions head is discernible!!! Choice EF (reverse at least)
jimwho523Jul 16, 2004
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Ric-003 GordianIII - Pax236 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing front, head left, holding olive-branch upward with right hand and left hand a transverse scepter.
Rome mint: AD June 12, 238-Dec 238 (1st Issue, 3rd officina) = RIC IViii, 3, page 16 - Cohen 173
Exceptional EF!!
jimwho523Jul 16, 2004
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Roman, Vespasian576 viewsI love this portrait! The sneer/scowl seems so real!

TITVS FLAVIVS VESPASIANVS, born in 9 AD to Vespasia Polla and Flavius Sabinus, entered public service and was serving as Governor of Judaea in 68 when Nero committed suicide. The eastern legions resented the quick succession of Nero, Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, since the Rhine legions had caused it all. In July of 69 the eastern legions proclaimed Vespasian, and the legions of Illyricum followed. Vitellius was killed on December 20, 69 and Vespasian reigned mildly for the next ten years. He died of illness on June 23, 79, was succeeded by his older son Titus, and was deified by the Senate.
4 commentsjimwho523Jul 15, 2004
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270-275 AD - Aurelianus - Jupiter -121 viewsIMP AVRELIANVS AVG - Radiate draped, Curraissed bust right
IOVI CONSER - Emperor, with chalmys and transversescepter receiving globe from naked jupiter with chalmys and spear. P in exe

I love the portrait on this one, almost EF, and to me quite lifelike!
jimwho523Jul 14, 2004
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RIC-084 Gordian III IOVI STATORI59 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
IOVI STATORI - Jupiter standing front, head right, holding thunderbolts and scepter
RIC-84, Cohen-109

Very nice obverse, slightly weak reverse, excellent coin overall
jimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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RIC-088 Gordian III apollo87 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P IIII COS II P P - Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch, and resting hand on lyre
RIC-88, Cohen-250

nicely centered, full flan, strong strike. Some mint lustre visible. AD 240 (4th issue,)
jimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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RIC-083 Gordian III Aeternitati116 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AETERNITATI AVG - Sol standing front, head left, raising right hand in salute and holding globe
RIC-83(scarce), Cohen-41

Full flan, strong strike. AD 241 - 243 (4th issue,)
jimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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RIC-065 Gordian III Concordia118 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
CONCORDIA MILIT - Concord seated left , holding Double** cornucopia and patera
RIC-65, Cohen-62
Full flan, strong strike. AD 240 (3rd issue,)
jimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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RIC-086 Gordian III Laetitia71 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG N - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor
RIC-86, Cohen-121

nicely centered, full flan, small flan crack. AD 240 (4th issue,)
jimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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RIC-039 Gordian III Virtus330 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD
5 commentsjimwho523Jul 09, 2004
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Roman, Pupienus, April - June 238 A.D.908 viewsMARCVS CLODIVS PUPIENVS MAXIMVS was born about 164. He was a Senator in 238 when the revolt of the Gordians broke out against Maximinus I, and he was one of the Senate's "Committee of Twenty" to oversee the defense of Italy in support of the Gordians. When the Gordians were quickly killed in Africa, the Senate made Pupienus and a Senator named Balbinus co-Augusti. Pupienus was to lead the army and Balbinus was to administrate. Maximinus was soon killed by his own men at Aquileia but discontent in Rome led to the murder of Pupienus by the Praetorian Guard on July 29, 238. This portrait is from a Antonianus (ex-Forum) in my collection (see jimwho523's gallery for actual coin)13 commentsjimwho523Jul 08, 2004
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RIC-063 Gordian III - Aequitas65 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVG - Equity standing left , holding cornucopia and scales
AR Ant. Rome Mint 3rd issue
jimwho523Jul 06, 2004
GIII Ric 54.jpg
RIC-054 Gordian III - Gordian Sacrifices61 viewsIMP CAES GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P II COS P P - Gordian standing left, holding a patera over a altar with right hand, baton on left
AR Ant. Rome Mint 240 AD
jimwho523Jul 06, 2004
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zzz RIC-038 Gordian III - Roma -1150 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ROMAE AETERNAE - Roma, helmeted and seated left, on shield, holding Victory & spear
AR Ant, Rome Mint 243-244 AD
Sold @ Froum Auctions 6/2005
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 06, 2004
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RIC-156 Gordian III Victory236 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AETERNA - Victory standing left, leaning on shield, and holding palms. Captive under shield

Choice EF, fifth issue
RIC-156, Cohen-353, Sear-2463
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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RIC-019 Gordian III - Victory147 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P II COS II P P - Victory striding left, holding wreath and palm branch

Excellent centering, full strong strike
RIC-19 (scarce), Cohen 199
2 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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RIC-001 Gordian III Fides159 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM - Fides standing front, head left, holding standard and a transverse scepter

Excellent centering, full strong strike, reverse legend slightly weak due to flan thinness
RIC 1, Cohen 86
jimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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RIC-005 Gordian III Victory109 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVG - Victory, walking left, holding wreath and palm

1 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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RIC-10(a) Pupienus Clasped Hands827 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
CARITAS MVTVA AVGG - (Mutual Clarity of the Emperors), clasped hands

This is the scarcer variant of RIC 10. Superb portrait. David Sear ANCCS certified.
From Forum ancient Coins
12 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
Vespasian r103.jpg
69-79 AD Vespasian RIC-103106 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG - Laureate head left
COS VIII - Mars standing holding spear and trophy, victory on right shoulder

Pleasing portrait on a scarce coin
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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79-81 AD Titus RIC-12239 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIANVS AVG PM - Laureate head right
TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P - Quadriga with modius of grain

First issue after july AD 79. This is the same year that Vesuvius erupted!
jimwho523Jul 02, 2004
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81-96 AD Domitian - RIC 166144 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI - Laureate head right
IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P - Minerva advancing right brandishing spear and shield
Rome mint 92 AD
Excellent portrait with some mint lustre.
1 commentsjimwho523Jul 02, 2004
   
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