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Julian II RIC VIII 21918 viewsObv: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX, within wreath. Mintmark palm branch ANTΔ palm branch
Mint Antioch 361-363 AD
Weight: 3.43 g. Diameter: 17 mm
Ids: RIC VIII Antioch 219
icksterOct 23, 2017
Syria, Apameia, BMC 1535 viewsSYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria, Apameia
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY KΛ, Elephant standing right, date H before
Minted: Pompeian Era year 8 (57/6 B.C.)
Size: Weight: 8.98 g. Diameter: 21 mm
Ids: HGC 9, 1420 ,BMC 15, Lindgren I 2036, SNG Mnchen 794
1 commentsicksterOct 23, 2017
Philip II SNGCop 61344 viewsPhilip II
Obv: Head of Apollo right, wearing a tainia
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY, youth on horseback prancing left, trident head below
Size: 5.32 gram. 16x18 mm
Mint: Macedonian Kingdom, Pella Mint
Ids: SNGCop 613
1 commentsicksterSep 11, 2017
Florianus42 viewsFlorian
Obv: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear
Rev: PROVIDEN DEOR, Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised and holding globe in left hand, * in centre field, Γ in ex.
Mint: Serdica, August 276AD
Size: 3.77g, 21mm, die axis 180
Id's: RIC Temp 4515
Size: 3.77g, 21mm, die axis 180
Id's: RIC Temp 4515
1 commentsicksterSep 04, 2017
Maxentius RIC 11346 viewsObv IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head of Maxentius right
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, tetrastyle temple with she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus within pediment and Victories as acroteria; within, Roma seated left on round shield, holding scepter, presenting globe to emperor standing right, foot resting on bound captive seated right, and holding scepter, AQr in ex
Mint: Aquileia 306-312 AD
Size:24 mm, 6.94 g, 6 h
Ids: RIC 113
2 commentsicksterAug 20, 2017
Otho RIC 840 viewsObv: IMP M OTHO CAESΛR AVG TR P, bare head right
Rev: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas, draped, standing left, holding wreath in right hand and cradling sceptre in left
Mint: Rome, 15 January-8 March AD 69
Size: 2.89g, 19mm, 7h.
ID: RIC 8; RSC 17; BMC 17-18; BN 10.
2 commentsicksterAug 20, 2017
Theodosius I RIC IX 46a20 viewsObv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius standing facing, holding standard and globe, SMNA in ex
Mint: Nicomedia 392-395 AD
Size: 23mm, 5.13g
Ids: RIC IX 46a
icksterAug 20, 2017
Gallienus RIC V-I 15534 viewsGallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253 AD, Joint Reign
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre
Mint: Rome 253 AD
Size: 3.27g
Ids: RIC V-I 155; Gbl 27t; Sear 10300 var; Cunetio 972; RSC 754
1 commentsicksterAug 20, 2017
Zeno20 viewsZeno 4
Obv: Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Monogram 1 within wreath
Size: 9mm, 0.96g
Mint: Thessalonica or Nicomedia, 476-491 A.D.
Ids: RIC X 958 or RIC X 964
icksterAug 20, 2017
Aemilianus RIC IV 928 viewsAemilian AR Antoninianus
Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Roma standing left, holding phoenix on globe and scepter; behind, shield to right.
Size: 22mm, 3.81 g, 12h
Mint: Rome 253 AD
Ids: RIC IV 9; RSC 41
Notes: Ex-M. A. Armstrong Collection, Ex CNG
icksterAug 20, 2017
Saloninus RIC 2614 viewsSaloninus, as Caesar
AR Antoninianus
Obv: LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, lituus, knife, patera, vase, simpulum and sprinkler
Mint: Rome, AD 256
Size: 4.95g, 22mm, 6h
Ids: RIC 26; C. 49; RSC 49
icksterAug 19, 2017
Magnvs Maximvs RIC IX 26(?)21 viewsMagnus Maximus RIC IX 26

Obv: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling, turreted woman. (?)CON in ex.
Mint: Arles, 383-388AD
Size: 23mm, 5.12g
Id:. RIC IX Arles 26(?) Sear 20650
1 commentsicksterAug 18, 2017
Severus Alexander RIC 12023 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol, radiate, walking left, holding whip and raising right hand
Size: 21mm, 2.82g
Mint: Rome, 233 AD
Ids: RIC 120; Sear 7915; RSC 440
1 commentsicksterAug 14, 2017
Faustina RIC 116421 viewsFaustina I. (Senior), As
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Providentia standing half right, head left, raising right hand and holding globe in left.
Size: 12.11g
Mint: Rome afer 146AD
Ids: Cohen 42, RIC 1164
1 commentsicksterAug 14, 2017
Carinus RIC 18212 viewsCarinus, as Caesar
Obv: M AVR CARINVS NOB C, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus right
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENT, prince standing facing, head left, holding globe and spear; at his feet to left, captive seated left; QXXI in ex.
Size: 22 mm, 4.81 g, die axis 11 h
Minted Ticinum, A.D. 282
Ids: RIC 182; Pink VI/2, p. 27.
Notes: Die-break on beard
icksterAug 14, 2017
Roman Republic AS - SAFRA19 viewsObverse: laureate head of bearded Janus, I (mark of value) above
Reverse galley prow right, SAFRA above, dolphin swimming downward on right, ROMA below
Size: 27.448g, 33.427mm, 270o,
Mint: Rome mint, 150 BC
ID: Crawford 206/2, Sydenham 389, BMCRR Rome 675, SRCV I 722
Notes: 1. Ex-Forum
2. Ex-Andrew McCabe Collection
icksterAug 05, 2015
Valentinian III19 viewsObv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left, S in left field
Size: 11mm, 1.06 g
Ref: RIC X 2121
Date: 425-455 AD
icksterApr 10, 2015
Valentinian II RIC IX 39(a)23 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory walking left, wreath in right, palm frond in left, ASIS in ex
Size: 0.961g, 13.5mm, die axis 0o
Mint: Siscia, 384 - 387 A.D.
Ids: RIC IX 39(a), LRBC 1575
Note: Ex-FORVM
icksterOct 25, 2014
Gordian III30 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P , Gordian, togate, standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit altar, and holding baton.
Size: 22.9 mm, 3.46 g, 12 h.
Mint: Rome, 240 AD
Id: RIC 54; RSC 212
Notes: Ex Dave Surber collection
icksterOct 05, 2014
Volusian 251-253 AD24 viewsObv: IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; VII below bust
Rev: PAX AVGVS, Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter; VII in ex
Size: 23.4mm, 3.40g, 180 degree
Id: Antoninainus, RIC 230 variant (RIC 230 lists pellets in exergue), RSC 68 variant
Mint: Antioch 251-253AD
Notes: 1. Ex Vel Garnett and Ex David Surber collections
2. Example in Wildwinds
icksterSep 13, 2014
Titus RIC 23521 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head of Titus right
Rev:PAX [AVGV]ST, S C across field, Pax standing facing, head left, resting elbow on tall column behind, holding caduceus in right hand and branch in left
Size: 26 mm, 10.28 g
ID: RIC 235
Mint: Rome, A.D. 80/1
Misc: Ex-Charles Darrah Collection, ex-Triskeles
icksterSep 04, 2014
Vespasian RIC 35933 viewsOBV: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII, laureate head right
REV: TRI - POT, Vesta seated left, simpulum in right hand
Size: 17mm, 3.26gm
Mint: Roam 72-73 AD
ID: RIC 359 (many thanks to David for the updated ID)
2 commentsicksterJul 15, 2014
Macrinus RIC IV 3228 viewsObv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P II COS P P, Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and cornucopia
Size: 20mm, 3.26gm
Id: RIC IV 32, RSC III 82, Sear 5 7351
Mint: Rome
icksterMay 10, 2014
Magnentius20 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev: VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, two Victories standing, facing each other, holding wreath between them enclosing VOT-V-MVLT-X, SP on ground line between them. RPLG in ex.
Size: 23mm, 4.98g
Mint: Lyons, 250-253 AD
Id: RIC VIII Lyons, 140
icksterNov 30, 2013
Trebonianus Gallus40 viewsObv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing left holding cap & scepter
Id: RIC 37, RSC 63
Mint: Rome 251-253 AD
1 commentsicksterNov 30, 2013
Septimus Severus - Dea Caelestis45 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH in exergue, the Dea Caelestis, with elaborate headdress, looking right, riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; below, water gushing from rocks left.
Size: 19mm, 3.29 g, 7h.
Mint: Rome, late 203 AD
Id: RIC IV 266, Hill 655, BMCRE 335, RSC 222
2 commentsicksterNov 30, 2013
Augustus - RIC 48625 viewsObv: CAESAR, bare head of Augustus right
Rev: AVGVSTVS within laurel wreath
Size: 25mm, 9.68g
Id: RIC 486, BMCRE 731, RPC 2235
Mint: Uncertain mint of Cyprus or Syria, circa 25 BC
icksterNov 11, 2013
Agrippa - Struck under Caligula46 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown
Rev: SC, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left
Size: 29mm, 11.3g
Mint: Rome, struck under Caligula 37-41AD
Id: RIC 58
Notes: I picked this one up cheap, knowing it was riddled with bronze disease, so I could learn how to deal with the disease. I cleaned it, baked it, and sealed it in 2011. It seems to have stabilized nicely.
icksterNov 10, 2013
Divvs Augustus Struck Under Tiberius21 viewsObv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left
Rev: S-C either side of large altar, PROVIDENT in ex.
Size: 28mm, 8.98gm
Mint: Rome, under Tiberius 31-37AD
Id's: RIC81, Cohen 228
Notes: From un-cleaned coin lot Spring 2011. Not the best coin, but great for learning on
1 commentsicksterNov 10, 2013
Q. CAECILIUS METELLUS PIUS SCIPIO21 viewsObv: SCIPIOIMP - Q.METELL, Small head of Africa right, wearing elephant skin headdress; grain ear to right; plow below.
Rev: LEG.FC - EPPIVS, Hercules standing facing, right hand on hip, leaning on club draped with lion skin and set on rock.
Size: 18mm, 3.51g
Mint: Thapsus? - Military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa 46 BC
ID: Crawford 461/1.
icksterNov 09, 2013
Titus - Orichalcum51 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right
Rev: PAX AVGVST S C, Pax standing left, olive branch in right, cornucopia in left
Size: 19.292g, 34.0mm, 180o
Mint: Rome, 80 AD
Id: RIC II pt. I 154
Notes: 1. From a hoard of very worn sestertii found in France
2. Ex-Forum
3. I picked this large coin up so that I could see how the material of an Orichalcum sestertius felt like
4 commentsicksterOct 25, 2013
Domitian - Moneta16 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Size: 27mm, 10.1gm
Mint: Rome
Id: RIC 383, Sear5 2807
icksterOct 25, 2013
Hadrian as Caesar13 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: P M TR P COS III around, SAL AVG in exergue, Salus seated left, feeding a snake arising from altar
Size: 19mm, 2.8gm
Id: RIC 97, Cohen 47, RSC1324
Note: One of my early acquisitions, this little coin looks like it's been through hell, including a harsh cleaning in the end. It's found a home for now, but needs to be upgraded
icksterOct 25, 2013
Alexander III - Tarsos77 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress
Rev: ALEXANDROU between club above, quiver and bow below. No symbols
Size: 17 mm, 5,47 g
Mint: Tarsos, 323-317 BC
Ref: Likely Price 3056
Notes: Discussion on this coin at
2 commentsicksterOct 19, 2013
Caracalla21 viewsObv: Laureate head right
Rev: Coiled serpent with radiate crown
ID: Ruzicka 683, BMC Thrace pg 144
Size: 13.25g, 28mm
Minted: Thrace, Pautalia, 198-217 AD
From un-cleaned lot, spring 2011
icksterOct 02, 2013
Carinus15 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Carinus standing left receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter (or Carus). A in lower centre, XXI in ex.
Size: 19mm, 3.4gm. This reverse may have a star above victory
Id: RIC V-II 325 var
Mint: Antioch, 283-285AD
icksterSep 29, 2013
Julian II18 viewsObv: DNFLCLIVLI ANVSPFAVG Helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX within wreath, ASIRM in ex.
Id: Type: 61, Legend within Wreath "VOT", RIC 108 Sirmium
Size: 19.5mm, 2.93gm
Minted: Sirmium, 361-363AD
From un- cleaned lot summer 2010
icksterSep 29, 2013
Constans AE324 viewsObv: CONSTAN-SPFAVG, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath & palm, HR monogram between, ASIS in ex.
Id: RIC VIII 192, page 363 Siscia
Mint: Siscia, 347-348 AD
Size: 16mm, 1.6gm
Note: From un-cleaned lot 2010. This coin is a great example of how tough some of these can be to photograph. In hand, the coin is excellent. Good centering and clear details. In photos, however, it looks terrible :-(
1 commentsicksterSep 29, 2013
Probus19 viewsObv PROBV SPFAVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONS PROB AVG, Jupiter standing half-left, holding thunderbolt & sceptre, R (thunderbolt) B in exergue
Size: 24mm, 3.26 grams
Id: RIC 175, Cohen 350
Mint: Rome 282 AD
Note: While hard to see in the photo, the thunderbolt in Jupiter's hand and in exergue is clear in hand.
icksterSep 29, 2013
Gratian VotXV21 viewsGratian 375-383
Obv: DNGRATIA NVSPFAVG, Pearled Diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Line 1 - XV, Line 2 - XV(dot)LT, Line 3 - XX within wreath, SMRQ in ex
Id: RIC IX Rome 51a
Size: 16mm, 1.79gm
Mint: Rome (note: Gratian series with the "dot" in line 2 are all from Rome), 372AD
Notes: Another from my un-cleaned lot of summer 2010
icksterSep 29, 2013
Valentinian15 viewsObv: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, draped, cuirassed bust right, ASISC in ex
Rev: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, with wreath and palm branch
Id: RIC IX Siscia 7a, type i
Mint: Siscia 364-376AD
Size: 18mm, 1.37gm
Note: One of my first coins from an un-cleaned lot summer 2010. Will need to be upgraded to a better example
icksterSep 29, 2013
Gordianus III12 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing front, head lt., raising hand, holding globe
Size: 22mm, 3.53 grams
ID: RIC 213 RSC 167
Mint: Antioch 240-244 AD
icksterSep 20, 2013
Septimus Severus12 viewsObv: LSEPTSEVPARTAVGIMPX, Laureate Head Facing Right
Rev: ANNONAE AVGG - Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain ears and cornucopia.
Mint: Rome, 197-198 AD
Size: 3.31 grams, 16mm
Id: RIC 107, C 37
icksterSep 14, 2013
Commodus21 viewsObv: MCOMMANTPFELAVGBRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev: AVCTPIETPMTRPXIIIMPVIIICOSVPP, Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense.
Size: 18 mm, 2.65 grams
ID: RIC 146
Mint: Rome 187AD
Notes: Purchased as a Marcus Aurelius. Turns out that it was mis-Id'ed.
icksterSep 14, 2013
Licinius I AE330 viewsObv: IMPLICI - NIVSAVG, laureate head right
Rev: DN LICINI INVICT AVG around VOT XX within wreath. PT in ex
Size: 21mm, 2.15gm
Mint: Ticinum
ID: RIC VII Ticinum 146
icksterSep 13, 2013
Valens20 viewsValens, 28 March 364 - 9 August 378 A.D. AE3
Obv: D N VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor advancing right, looking left, dragging captive with right, standard in left, palm branch SISC in ex
Size: 19.8mm, 2.35gm
ID: RIC IX 5(a)iii
Mint: Siscia 25 Feb 364 - 24 Aug 367
Note: One of my first coins, and hence the lower quality (and price) as I started looking into coins. Ex-FORVM
icksterSep 04, 2013
Trebonianus Gallus26 viewsObv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed
Rev: FELIC ITASPVBL, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopia
Size: 21mm, 3.72gm
Mint: Antioch 251-253AD
ID: RIC 82, RSC 34
icksterSep 03, 2013
Lucius Verus15 viewsObv: IMP L VERVS AVG, bare head right
Rev: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II ; Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopiae
Size: 18mm, 2.5gm
Id: Sear 1539, RIC 482, RSC 155
Mint: 161-162 AD, Rome Mint

icksterSep 03, 2013
Marcus Aurelius as Caesar14 viewsObv: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right
Rev: TR POT X COS II, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium & spear
Size: 16mm 3.46gm
Mint: Rome 155-156 AD
ID: RSC703, RIC468
icksterSep 02, 2013
Maximinus I30 views Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M TR P P P, Maximinus standing left between two standards, leaning on scepter & raising right hand in salute
Size: 21/19mm Weight: 2.99gm
Id's: RIC 1, RSC 46, BMC 9
Minted: Rome mint, April - Dec 235 AD
icksterAug 15, 2013
Theodosius II AE425 viewsObv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: no legend, cross within wreath, X in jewel at top of wreath, SMKB in ex
Size: 13mm, 1.04g
Mint: Cyzicus
icksterAug 15, 2013
Gratian AE235 viewsObv: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, Victory on globe in left hand, right hand raising kneeling, turreted female, mintmark SMAQ in ex
Size: 24mm, 5.43g
Mint: Aquileia, 378-383 AD
1 commentsicksterAug 15, 2013
Constantius II - Campgate21 viewsObv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Bust type = Laureate, draped, cuiriassed
Size: 19.5mm, 3.65gm
Id: RIC VII Thessalonica 158
Mint: Thessalonica, 326-328AD
Notes: One of my better cleaning attempts. From un-cleaned lot 2010
icksterAug 06, 2013
Gallienus16 viewsObv: C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Valerian and Gallienus facing, sacrificing over altar, each togate and holding short scepter, wreath above
Size: 22.5mm, 3.683g
Id: RIC V 447
Mint: Antioch, 255-256AD
Notes: Ex-FORVM
icksterAug 06, 2013
Constantius II17 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG , diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D behind
Rev: FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, no beard, clutching horse's neck, Gamma Left, dot in centre, CONSA (?) in ex.
Size: 20mm, 3.96gm
Id: RIC VIII 109 Constantinople
Mint: Constantinople 351-355AD
Note: Although not one I would normally want to keep, I cleaned and saved this one from it's fate as a "crusty", so I'm kind of attached to it after so much work
icksterAug 05, 2013
VRBS ROMA City Commemerative19 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted, cuirassed bust left
Rev: she-wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above, TR (dot) P in ex.
Size: 16 mm, 2.15 gm
ID#: RIC VII Trier 542
Mint: Trier, AD 332-333
Notes: 1. Ex Grassmoor hoard; Nottinghamshire, 7th January 2001
icksterAug 05, 2013
Claudius II (Gothicus)18 viewsObverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Size: 23mm Weight: 2.78 grams
Id: RIC 102, Cohen 281, cf Sear 11374
Mint: Rome, 268-269AD
icksterAug 05, 2013
Theodosius I12 viewsObv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, right facing
Rev: VOT X MLVT XX within wreath, SMK(epsilon) in ex
Size: 15mm, 1.32g
Id#'s: RIC IX Cyzicus 21c, minted 377-388
Notes: an ugly little coin from my early coin cleaning experiments. High on the list to replace with a good example
icksterAug 05, 2013
Aurelianus29 viewsObv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Victory standing right, holding palm, & presenting wreath to Aurelian, standing left, who is holding a spear, (?) C in ex.
Size: 22mm, 4.78g
Id's: RIC 368, Cohen 210, Sear5 11592v, MIR (Moneta Imperii Romani) 342c/0
Mint: Cyzicus 274-275AD
icksterAug 05, 2013
Claudius - RIC 9716 viewsObverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand
Size: 29mm, 11.91gms
Id#'s: RIC 97, Cohen 47, BMC 145
Mint: Rome 42-43 AD
icksterAug 04, 2013
Leo I16 viewsObv: D N LEO PERPET AVG, his laureate and draped bust right
Rev: Emperor standing right, holding scepter, hand on captive
Size: 10mm, 1.3g
Id: Possibly RIC X 698 (Heraclea, SMA in exergue) or RIC X 708 (Nicomedia, NIC in exergue)
Notes: A relatively obscure obverse / reverse combination
icksterAug 03, 2013
Anastasius I28 viewsObv: Head of Anastasius facing right
Rev: Anastasius Monogram
Minted: Constantinople or Nicomedia, 491-518AD
Size: 8mm, 0.56g
Notes: Although a tiny and not so good example, this coin will always have a place in my collection, as it is my first coin and one I cleaned from a cull batch. This was cleaned while at sea on patrol for the Vancouver Olympics.
icksterAug 03, 2013
Marcian AE415 viewsObv: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Marcian's monogram in wreath
Size: 10mm, 1.28g
Mint: Uncertain, 450--457 AD AE10 mm
icksterAug 03, 2013
Honorius AE429 viewsObv: D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, star left
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, three emperors stand facing, two outer taller heads toward center holding spear & hand on shield, center holds spear in r. and globe in l., ANTD in ex
Size: 2.024g, 16.9mm, 0o
Mint: Antioch 406 - 1 May 408 A.D.
ID: RIC X 153
Notes: 1. Ex-Forum Ancient Coins 8 May 2011
2. Not the best example, but I'm a sucker for desert patina
1 commentsicksterAug 02, 2013
Arcadius24 viewsAE4 of Arcadius, 383-408 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT V within wreath, SMK[A] in ex
ID: RIC IX 20d
Mint: Cyzicus
Size: 14 mm, 1.21 grams
icksterAug 02, 2013
Constantine I31 viewsObv: CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Size: 17 mm, 2.72g
Id: RCV 16334, RIC VII Trier 538
icksterJul 20, 2013
Licinius II22 viewsLicinius II Junior, Caesar 1 March 317 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Obverse: LICINIVS-NOB CAES, laureate head right
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT V surrounded by wreath, dot in circle at top of wreath, QA in ex.
Size: 19 mm Weight: 2.73 gm
Mint: QA = Arles Minted: 322 AD
Id: RIC VII Arles 231
Notes: Not a great example, but basically a free coin I acquired. I'll change it up for a much better example once it moves up the priority list. It is, however, a good example of what a coin that has electrolysis used on it with a touch of fake repatination looks like
icksterJul 20, 2013
Maximianus17 viewsMaximianus
Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding cornucopia and pouring from a patera, TSB in ex
Size: 27.7mm, 10.243gm
Mint: Thessalonica 300-301 AD
Id#'s: RIC VI 21b
Notes: Ex-Forvm
icksterJul 20, 2013
Crispus20 viewsCrispus 320 AD.
Obverse: CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard with VOT/XX between two sitting captives field, TS in ex.
Size: 20mm Weight: 3.3g
Id's: RIC VII Thessalonica 77
Notes: Lots of silvering remaining on this example
icksterJul 20, 2013
HOSTILIAN as Caesar 250-251 AD161 viewsObverse: obverse C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CAE, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: P M S COL VIM, AN XII (in ex), Moesia standing facing, head left, between a bull standing right and lion left
Size: 26mm, 12.51gm, 0 degree die axis
Id#'s: Varbanov I 200, Moushmov 52
Mint: Viminacium minted mid 250 - Nov 251 AD
1 commentsicksterJul 17, 2013
Vitellius As - RIC 4246 viewsObverse: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head left
Reverse: FIDES EXERCITVVM, clasped hands
Size: 28mm, 10.2gm
Minted: Tarraco 69 AD
Id#'s: RIC 42, Cohen 34, BMC 103
2 commentsicksterJul 17, 2013
Nero As - RIC 54446 views
Obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P Bare head l., with globe at point of bust
Reverse: S C Victory flying l., holding shield inscribed S P Q R.
Size: 28mm, 9.79gm
Minted: Lugdunum, 66 AD
Id#'s: RIC 544. BMC 388
1 commentsicksterJul 17, 2013
L. Cornelius Sulla & L. Manlius Torquatus15 viewsObv: Winged Helmeted head of Roma right, PROQ in left field, L. MANLI in right field
Rev:Sulla in triumphal quadriga r., holding caduceus, crowned by Victory flying l. above, L SVLLA IM (or IMP or IMPE) in ex.
Size: 17mm Weight: 3.8gm Mint: Rome Mint 82BC
Refs: Crawf. 367/5, Syd. 757, RCV 286
icksterJun 06, 2013
Thessaly - Larissa25 viewsThessaly, Larissa AE16 mm, Circa 400-344 BC
Obv: Head of Nymph right
Rev: Horse standing left, about to roll
Size: 3.6 g, 16mm
icksterJun 06, 2013
Severus Alexander19 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P, Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear
Size: 19mm, 2.38gm Mint: Rome 223AD
Id#: RIC 23
icksterMay 31, 2013
Philip II15 viewsObv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs
Size: 23mm Weight: 3.1gm Mint: Rome ca. 247AD
ID#: RSC 17, RIC 230, sear5 #9265
icksterMay 31, 2013
Philip I23 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopia
Size: 23mm Weight: 3.8gm Mint: Rome, 247AD
Id: RSC9, RIC 27b
icksterMay 31, 2013
Hostilian - Viminacium20 viewsObv: C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CA bare-headed, cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M S COL VIM Moesia stdg left between bull and lion, representing the two legions stationed in the province, in exergue AN XII
Size: Bronze Sesterz, 12.51g, diam. 26 mm
Caesar (under Trajan Decius) 250-251, Aug. 251 AD
Mint: Greek Imperial, Moesia Superior, Viminacium (present Kostolac/Serbia), 251 A.D.
Id: Moushmov 54
icksterMay 31, 2013
Elagabalus23 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, legionary eagle between two standards, shield at base of each standard
Size: 2.842g, 19.5mm, 180o Mint: Rome 220-222 AD
Ids: RIC IV 78, BMCRE V 201, RSC III 44
Notes: ex Harlan Berk, ex Forvm
icksterMay 30, 2013
Trajan Decius42 viewsObverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia standing half left, wearing robe reaching feet, vertical staff topped with a wolf's head (Draco) in right
Size: 22mm, 3.70gm, 0 degree die axis
Id#'s: RIC IV 12(b), RSC IV 16 Mint: Rome, minted 250-251 AD
1 commentsicksterMay 30, 2013
Nero - Roman Provincial Egypt Billon tetradrachm24 viewsObverse: radiate bust of Nero right, wearing aegis
Rev: bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant head headdress, L IB (year 12) right
Size: 24.2mm Weight: 13.502gm
Minted: Alexandria 26 Aug 65-28 Aug 66 AD
Id#'s: Milne 238, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, Geissen 172, Dattari 204, BMC 163, RPC I 5289
Notes: Ex-Forum Ancient Coins 2010
1 commentsicksterMay 28, 2013
Nerva22 viewsObv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right
Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM S C, clasped hands
Size: 13.3gm, 30mm, 180o, Mint: Rome, 97AD
ID: RIC II 79; BMCRE 121; Cohen 21
icksterMay 28, 2013
M. Sergius Silus40 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA XVI (ligate) behind; EX S C before
Rev: Helmeted horseman galloping left holding spear and severed Gallic head;, Q / M SERGI below, SILVS in ex.
Size: 19.5mm, 3.69gm Rome mint 116-115 BC
Ident: Crawford 286/1; Sydenham 534; RSC Sergia 1; SR 163
2 commentsicksterMay 28, 2013
Numerianus RIC VII 41028 viewsObv: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate & draped bust right
Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory & scepter, eagle at foot left, KAB in ex.
Weight: 2.5 g, 23mm Mint: Rome, 283-284.
Id: AE Antoninianus, Cohen 17, RIC VII 410
icksterMay 25, 2013
Severus II as Caesar RIC VI 171a17 viewsObv: SEVERVS NOB C, laureate head right
Rev: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, patera in right, cornucopia in left, SIS in exergue
Size: 2.479g, 19.3mm, 0o Mint: Siscia 1 May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D
Id: Bronze quarter-follis RIC VI 171a
Note: Ex-Forum
icksterMay 25, 2013
Maxentius RIC VI 9122 viewsObverse: MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma holding globe and sceptre, seated in hexa-style temple, TT in ex
Size: 25mm Weight: 5.09gm Minted: Ticinum 307-308 AD
Id#'s: RIC VI 91
Notes: Ex-Forum
icksterMay 25, 2013
Maximinus II23 viewsObv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINO PF INV AVG, laureate head right
Rev: GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left with cornucopeia and patera from which liquid flows, star to left, HTA in ex.
Size: 25mm, 6gm Mint:Heraclea 309-313 AD
Id: AE Follis, Heraclea RIC VI 49a
icksterMay 25, 2013
Galerius as Caesar14 viewsObv: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding cornucopia in left and pouring libations from patera in right, G right, TS in ex
Size: 9.576g, 27.6mm Mint: Thessalonica, 1 March302-303 AD
Id: Silvered Follis RIC VI24b
Notes: Ex-Forum
icksterMay 24, 2013
Diocletian RIC VI 30614 viewsObverse IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor stands r. holding parazonium or short scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing l. holding long scepter, B in center, XXI in ex
Size: 4.098g 23.3mm 0o
Id: Bronze antoninianus RIC VI 306, Cyzicus mint 284 - 294 A.D.
Note: Ex-Forum
icksterMay 24, 2013
Quintillus RIC 5219 viewsObverse: IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FIDES MILIT, Fides standing facing, head left, holding standard in either hand, S in exergue
Size: 3.5 g , 20 mm Mediolanum mint 270 AD
Ref: RIC 52, Cohen 25
icksterMay 23, 2013
Tacitus 20 viewsObv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG cuir. bust with aureole right,
Rev: FELICIT TEMP Felicitas stdg. left, holding caduceus and sceptre, in ex. II
Size: 2.82 g, diam. 22 mm
Mint: Rome 275-276 A.D.
Notes: Antoninian bronze with a bit of silvering remaining
icksterMay 23, 2013
Constantius I Post-reform Radiate 26 viewsObverse: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VOT XX within laurel wreath
Size: 20.79 mm, 3.4 grams
Id: Unlisted in RIC VI Note on page 126, Failmezger 37 C, 303 AD
Notes: 1. Failmezger Collection Plate Coin
icksterMay 23, 2013
Caracalla RIC IV 3029 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse: PONTIF TR P III, Sol standing half left, globe in right, leaning on reversed spear in left
Size: 2.501g, 19.8mm, 180o Mint: Rome, 200 A.D.
Id's: RIC IV 30, Cohen 413, BMCRE V 179, SRCV II 6857
Remarks: 1. Purchased from Forum Coins 2011
2. Frosty surface makes this hard to photograph. Nicer in hand
icksterMay 22, 2013
TRAJAN RIC 5916 viewsObverse: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
Reverse: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing right on prow, with wreath & palm, (prow is sometimes described as a serpent)
Size: 18mm Weight: 2.61gm Mint: Rome 101-102 AD
Id#'s: RIC 59, RSC 241 Mint: Rome
icksterMay 22, 2013
L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus27 viewsObverse: Bare head of King Tatius right, SABIN behind, TA (in monogram) before
Reverse: "The Rape of the Sabine Women" - Two Roman soldiers, each carrying a woman. LTITVRI in exergue
Size: 19mm, 3.51gm 89 BC
Ident: Crawford 344/1a, Sydenham 698; RSC Tituria 1, SR 249
1 commentsicksterMay 22, 2013
Q. MINUCIUS M.F. THERMUS AR Denarius26 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Mars left
Rev: Roman soldier advancing right fighting with uplifted sword a barbarian soldier before him and protecting with shield a fallen comrade at his feet, Q THERM M F in ex
Size: 18 mm, 3.82g Date: 103 BC
Ref: RCV 197, Syd 592, Cr319/1
2 commentsicksterMay 22, 2013
Krannon Rogers Thessaly 179 - Bronze AE 1521 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right
Reverse [KRA...], horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below
Rogers Thessaly 179, SNG Cop 39, BMC Thessaly 7 corr.
Krannon mint 400-300 BC
Size: 4.836g, 18.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 400 - 300 B.C.
Misc: ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag, Ex-Forum, found at Krannon
icksterMay 15, 2013
Caligula RIC 5436 viewsObverse: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG PM TRP IIII PP, bare head left of Caligula
Reverse: Veiled Vesta, seated on throne, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left, VESTA above, SC
Size: 11.5 gms, 29 mm
ID: RIC 54, Cohen 29
Mint: Rome mint 40-41 AD
icksterMay 13, 2013
Antonius Pius22 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III
Reverse: TRANQVILLITAS AVG, Tranquillitas, wearing towered head-dress, standing right, holding rudder and grain ears
Size: 18.5 mm, 3.26 gm
ID#: Cohen 829,
Minted: 140-143 AD, Rome
icksterMay 13, 2013
Delmatius AE421 viewsDelmatius 335-337 AD
Obverse: FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears & shields with two standard between them, SMANI in exergue
Weight: 2.8 gms Size: 18 mm, 135 degree die axis Mint: Antioch Mint
icksterApr 28, 2013
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Marc Antony, Leg XII Fouree207 viewsMarc Antony AR Legionary Denarius Fouree. 32-31 BC
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right
Reverse: LEG XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards
Size: 19mm Weight: 3.07gm
ID#: RSC 39; Cr544/25; Syd 1229 Minted: 32-31BC
2 commentsicksterApr 27, 2013
Marc Antony Leg XII Fouree25 viewsMarc Antony AR Legionary Denarius Fouree. 32-31 BC
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right
Reverse: LEG XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards
Size: 19mm Weight: 3.07gm
ID#: RSC 39; Cr544/25; Syd 1229
Minted: 32-31BC
2 commentsicksterApr 27, 2013
Julius Caesar - Elephant23 viewsJulius Caesar Silver Denarius
Obverse: CAESAR below elephant right trampling on snake
Reverse: Emblems of the pontificate - culullus (cup) or simpulum (ladle), sprinkler, axe and apex (priest's hat);
Minted: 49-48 BC
Mint: military mint traveling with Caesar, 49 B.C
Size: 3.39gm, 19mm
ID: RSC I 49, SRCV I 1399, Sydenham 1006, Crawford 443/1
icksterApr 27, 2013
Galba - RIC 415 variant16 viewsGalba 68-69AD - Roman Imperial AS
Obverse: Galba. AE As. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TRP, laureate head right
Reverse: PAX AVGVSTA, S-C, Pax standing half left holding branch and winged caduceus.
Weight: 12.43 gms Size: 27 mm
ID: RIC 415 var (As), Sear 2135 variant
Mint: Rome mint 68-69 AD
Notes: 1. Variation is bust type for this rev. legend (normally draped and laureate) and RIC 415 is a Duponius, not an AS
2. Although not pretty, I like this one for it's relative uniqueness
icksterApr 26, 2013
Geta - Boy Portrait16 viewsGeta AR Denarius
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, boy's bare-headed and draped bust right
Reverse: NOBILITAS, Nobilitas standing right, scepter in left, palladium in right
ID#: SRCV II 7184, RIC IV 13a, RSC III 90
Mint: Rome 199AD Size: 18/19mm, 3.45gm
icksterApr 25, 2013
Valerianus - Victory29 viewsObverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, rad. and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victoria left stdg., holding wreath and palm
RIC#: RIC V 125, RSC IV 230, SRCV III 9985
Mint: Rome 253-255 A.D.
Size: 22mm, 3.25gm
icksterApr 25, 2013
Constantine II - Gloria Ex Antioch57 viewsConstantine II AE3
Obverse: CONSTANTINUS IVN NOB C laureate cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORI- A EXER-CITVS two Soldiers standing front, heads turned inward, two standards between them (each standard with dot inside), each holding a spear & shield, SMAN(Epsilon) in ex.
Mint: Antioch Mint - Officina 5
Size: 3.1g, 16.7mm, 135 degree die axis
1 commentsicksterApr 25, 2013
Carus - RIC V2, 12426 viewsCarus Antoninianus
Obverse: IMP CM AVR CARVS PF AVG. Emperor right, radiate & cuirassed
Reverse: VIRUS AVGG, Emperor (standing right) receiving globe from Jupiter (standing left and holding sceptre in left hand), epsilon delta in centre, XXI in ex
Minted: 282-283AD, Antioch mint
Size: 3.28gm, 20/25mm
ID: RIC V2 - 124
Misc: Lots of silvering remaining
icksterApr 24, 2013
Marcus Junius Brutus - RSC 432 viewsMarcus Junius Brutus - Silver Denarius
Obverse: LEG COSTA, Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: IMP BRVTVS, Trophy, holding shield and crossed spears
Minted: Late summer-autumn 42 BC. Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius in Western Asia Minor or Northern Greece.
Size: 3.56gm, 18mm
ID: Crawford 506/2; CRI 209; Sydenham 1296; RSC 4
Misc: Pedanius Costa, legate
1 commentsicksterApr 24, 2013
Julius Caesar Lifetime Portrait - RSC 4154 viewsObverse: CAESAR IMP, wreathed head of Caesar right, star with eight rays behind
Reverse: P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left holding Victory and scepter with a star at base
Minted: Jan Feb 44 BC, Rome Size: 3.41gm, 18mm
ID: Crawford 480/5b; CRI 106a; Sydenham 1071; RSC 41
Misc: Bankers marks, moneyer P Sevullius Macer
3 commentsicksterApr 22, 2013
Herennius Etruscus24 viewsObverse: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate and draped bust right, from behind
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, flower in right hand, raising fold of robe with left
Size: 20/23 mm Weight: 4.09 grams
RIC#: RIC IV 149 Mint: Rome 250 early 251 AD
Misc: Herennius as Caesar, die axis 350 deg
icksterApr 22, 2013
Tiberius RIC 4427 viewsTiberius
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII , bare head left of Tiberius
Size: 31 mm Weight: 10.78 grams
RIC#: 44 Mint: Rome 22-23 AD
1 commentsicksterApr 22, 2013
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