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Carthage, Second Punic War, c. 216 - 205 B.C.21 views
64035. Silver quarter shekel, Robinson NC 1964, p. 44, group I, 3; SNG Cop 348 -349; Alexandropoulos 78; HN Italy 2015, VF, scratches, 1.733g, 13.6mm, 45o, Carthage mint, c. 216 - 205 B.C.; obverse head of Tanit left, wreathed with grain, wearing necklace and earring, dot border; reverse horse standing right, dot border; ex Ancient Eagles;
MagisterRiggsMay 30, 2013
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Carthage, Zeugitania, North Africa, 201 - 175 B.C.15 viewsBronze trishekel, SNG Cop 409 ff. (various symbols), Fair, 11.078g, 26.8mm, 0o, Carthage mint, 201 - 175 B.C.; obverse head of Tanit left, wreathed in grain; reverse horse striding right, Punic letter below; scarceMagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Roman Republic, Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus, 103 B.C.23 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 197, Sydenham 592, Crawford 319/1, RSC I Minucia 19, BMCRR Italy 653, Toned Good VF, 3.857g, 19.3mm, 3.85o, Rome mint, 103 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Mars left; reverse Roman soldier fighting barbarian, fallen soldier in center below, each holding a sword and shield, QTERM MF in exergue; flat strike areas1 commentsMagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus I Soter, 280 - 261 B.C.17 views Bronze AE 16, Houghton-Lorber I 351(1), VF, 3.185g, 16.5mm, 135o, Antioch on the Orontes mint, 2nd series; obverse diademed head of Antiochos I right; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos, naked, arrow in right, bow in left, monograms outer left and right; excellent portrait, reverse a bit flat;MagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 123 B.C.13 viewsBronze AE 22, Houghton-Lorber II 2237(1)b, VF, 9.372g, 22.0mm, 0o, Antioch on the Orontes mint, 125 - 122 B.C.; obverse radiate and diademed head of Zabinas right, one diadem end flying up behind, the other falling forward over shoulder; reverse BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, double cornucopia bound with fillet, A over club in inner left, P in inner rightMagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Seleukid Kingdom, Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Grypus, 125 - 121 B.C.11 viewsBronze AE 20, Houghton-Lorber II 2263, VF, 6.109g, 21.2mm, 0o, Antioch mint, 122 - 121 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Antiochus VIII right; reverse BASILISSHS KLEOPATRAS KAI BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, owl, looking forward, standing right on amphora, uncertain date and control-marksMagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius III Eucaerus, c. 96 - 87 B.C.12 viewsBronze AE 19, SNG Spaer 2864 (same dies?); Houghton-Lorber II 2454(12) (referencing only Spaer); BMC -; Galilee Hoard H59 (this coin), aF, 4.878g, 20.2mm, 0o, Damascus mint, c. 90 - 89 B.C.; obverse radiate and diademed, lightly bearded head of Demetrius III right; reverse BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU FILOMHTOROS EUERGETOU KALLINIKOIU, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm frond, GKS (year 223) in exergue, uncertain symbols left, above or in exergue right; ex Galilee Hoard (found north of the Sea of Galilee in 1989); very rareMagisterRiggsMay 12, 2013
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Roman Republic, Lucius Caesius, 112 - 111 B.C.50 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 175, RSC I Caesia 1, Sydenham 564, Crawford 298/1, BMCRR Italy 585, VF, toned, 3.809g, 19.7mm, 45o, Rome mint, 112 - 111 B.C.; obverse bust of Vejovis left, viewed from behind, wearing a taenia and a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand, ROMA monogram right; reverse the two Lares Praestites seated right, each holds long scepter in left, dog between them, head of Vulcan facing left and tongs above, LA (ligate) left, PRE (ligate) right, LCSI in ex;1 commentsMagisterRiggsJan 09, 2013
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, 113 - 95 B.C21 viewsBronze AE 15, Houghton Lorber 2378.1, VF, 1.973g, 14.9mm, 0o, Uncertain N. Syria, Phoenicia, or Coele Syria mint, 135 - 95 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse BASILEWS / ANTIOCOU above, FILOPATOROS below, prow right; rare;1 commentsMagisterRiggsDec 26, 2012
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Roman Republic, Lucius Caesius, 112 - 111 B.C.54 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 175, RSC I Caesia 1, Sydenham 564, Crawford 298/1, BMCRR Italy 585, VF, toned, 3.809g, 19.7mm, 45o, Rome mint, 112 - 111 B.C.; obverse bust of Vejovis left, viewed from behind, wearing a taenia and a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand, ROMA monogram right; reverse the two Lares Praestites seated right, each holds long scepter in left, dog between them, head of Vulcan facing left and tongs above, LA (ligate) left, PRE (ligate) right, LCSI in ex;2 commentsMagisterRiggsDec 26, 2012
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Carthage, Zeugitania, North Africa, 300 - 264 B.C.24 viewsFrom Forum: Bronze AE 15, cf. SNG Cop 144 ff., aF, 5.571g, 18.8mm, 270o, Sardinian mint, obverse head of Tanit left wearing wreath of grain, earring and necklace; reverse horse's head right;

Wish Tanit had kept her head on this coin....but LOVE the horse!
1 commentsMagisterRiggsDec 26, 2012
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Carthage, Zeugitania, North Africa, c. 400 - 350 B.C.12 viewsBronze AE 17, cf. Alexandropoulos 18, SNG Cop 109 ff., Mller Afrique 163, SGCV II 6444, F, 1.606g, 13.9mm, 270o, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Tanit left wearing wreath of grain and pendant necklace; reverse horse standing right, date palm tree behind;MagisterRiggsDec 26, 2012
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Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D.30 viewsFrom Forum: Copper as, RIC I 97, BMCRE I 145, VF, 11.603g, 27.2mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 41 - 50 A.D.; obverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left; reverse LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S C, Libertas standing facing, head right, pileus in right, extending left arm; struck with a damaged reverse die;

I looked at this coin several weeks before taking the plunge...I just couldn't let that portrait and patina go....too gorgeous!
1 commentsMagisterRiggsNov 06, 2012
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Agrippa Copper As32 viewsFrom Forum:RIC I Caligula 58, BMC II 161; SRCV I 556, aVF, corrosion, 11.123g, 29.7mm, 180o, Rome mint, struck under Caligula 38 A.D.; obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III, bare head right; reverse Neptune standing half left, dolphin in right, trident in left, S - C across fields;

This is the coin that convinced me that I'd rather pay more for quality rather than less for quantity.
1 commentsMagisterRiggsNov 06, 2012
   
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