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36 viewsArcadius Ć3. RIC IX 97 Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #129
cars100
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19 viewsArcadius Ć3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #148
cars100
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18 viewsManuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180. BI Aspron Trachy (30mm, 2.62 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1167-1183(?). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; star to either side / Manuel standing facing, wearing loros, being crowned by the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing left. DOC 13d; SB 1966Quant.Geek
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24 Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior 22 viewsBronze AE 28, Varbanov I 827, aVF, corrosion, 12.826g, 27.3mm, 180o, Markianopolis mint, obverse AV K L CEPT CEVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse U FL OULPIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Cybele enthroned left, phiale in right, resting left elbow on drum, two lions at feet

Purchased from FORVM
Sosius
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Antiochos IV Epiphanes30 viewsAE 16 (chalkos), Antiochos IV, Epiphanes, 175-164 B.C. Obv: Radiate head of Antiochos facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ on either side of Godess (Tyche?), enthroned, holding Nike, bird at feet. Dark brown patina, VF. SG II, 6990, Hoover HGC 9, 637 (R2).Molinari
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Lysimachos Alexander the Great Portrait Coin116 viewsLysimachos, Portrait of Alexander the Great, Kingdon of Thrace, Silver tetradrachm, (Posthumous issue c. 280 - 200 BC), 16.675g, 30.6mm, die axis 0o, Müller 460, Thompson -, SNG Cop -, SNG UK -, uncertain mint,
OBV: Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
REV: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike crowning name with wreath in right,
resting left arm on shield at side, transverse spear behind, bow case inner left

EX: Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale (18 Sep 2008), lot 20015; EX: Forum Ancient Coins
3 commentsRomanorvm
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196416 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
wileyc
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Phraates IV (38 -2 BC) AR Tetradrachm 286 SE /26 BC45 viewsObv: Phraates diademed and cuirassed bust left with long pointed beard - no royal wart on forehead.
Rev: The king enthroned r. being presented with a palm branch by Tyche, standing l. before him holding cornucopiae with pellet above arm. Seleucid date 286 (C Pi Sigma) above palm. Greek inscription in 7 lines BASILEOS/BASILEON; on r. ARSAKOY/EUERGETOY' below [DIKAOY]; on l. EPIPHANOUS/PHILELLANOS; month off flan below
Wt 14.1 gm, 26.3 mm, Sellwood type 55

The coin could be that of Tiridates I who also ruled for a few months in 26 BC. The features of the king on this coin are much closer to that of Phraates than of much rarer Tiridates I according to a reclassification of Sellwood types by deCallatay and this is the most believable. The lower lines of the inscription would also settle the issue but are lost on this coin.
Early coins of the Parthian empire showed strong Greek empahasis on classical Greek forms and humanism which is gradually lost as the empire matured and finally decayed. The coins become schematic and emphasize suface ornament rather than sculptural quality. One senses from the portrait of Phraates that brutality was a prerequisite for Parthian kings who routinely bumped off fathers and brothers in their rise to power. Like the Spartans, they had a powerful empire in their time but its contribution to civilization was limited in the long term.
1 commentsdaverino
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10 viewsEGYPT, Memphis
PB Tessera
Uncertain figure standing facing, holding bust of Harpokrates wearing skent crown; MEMΦIC to right
Serapis enthroned left, holding scepter, with Cerberus at feet; to left, Demeter(?) standing right, holding scepter; to right, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3563
Ardatirion
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(0098) TRAJAN47 views98 - 117 AD
Struck 104 - 107 AD
AE DUPONDIUJS 26 mm 11.04 g
O: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
RAD BUST RIGHT
R: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
SALUS ENTHRONED L FEEDING SNAKE FROM PATERA
SC IN EXE.
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS24 views138 - 161 AD
AE 30.5 mm; 18.79 g
O: AVT AI ADRIAN - ANTWNEINOC, laureate head r.
R: NEIKOPO - LEITWN / PROC ICTRW, Zeus enthroned l., resting wih l. hand on sceptre and holding with extended r. hand patera over burning altar.
Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.6.1.2 var (vs bare head and ICTR)
Rare
laney
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS35 views193 - 211 AD
AE 25 mm 9.27 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
R: Cybele (Kybele) enthroned left, phiale in right hand, resting left elbow on drum, lions at feet
Markianopolis mint
laney
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--CONCORDIA27 views375 - 392 AD
AE 19 mm 3.22 g
O: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: CONCORDIA AVGGG - Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe and spear, theta in left field, phi/K in right field
ANTG in exe
Antioch RIC IX 45b
laney
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(0383) ARCADIUS7 views383 - 408 AD
struck 401-403 AD
AE 16 mm, 2.71 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear and a shield decorated with a cross.
R: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding a scepter and Victory on a globe, right foot resting on a prow; ANTΓ in exergue.
Antiochia mint
laney
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(09) VITELLIUS30 views69 AD
3.110g, maximum diameter 18.8mm
O: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head right
R: CONCOR-DIA P R, Concordia enthroned left, patera in right, cornucopia in left
Rome mint; RIC I 66, RSC II 21, BMCRE I 1, BnF III 3 (Scarce)
(ex-Forum)
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(10) VESPASIAN31 views69 - 79 AD
AR Denarius 19 mm, 3.1 g
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Vespasian right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V Vespasian enthroned right, holding scepter and branch
Rome mint
RIC 76; Sear 2300
laney
Tarsoscilicia.jpg
*CILICIA, Tarsos. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche enthroned/Zeus Nikephoros40 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Ć24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Orontes, who swims right below / TARSEWN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; SAN/FILI in two lines to left. Cf. SNG France 1374; SNG Levante 979-80 var. (magistrates); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. ancientone
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003 - Lucilla (163-181 AD), denarius - RIC 75943 viewsObv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopia.
Minted in Rome 166-169 AD.
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010 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna47 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC -- (10 Var no globe.); C. 749a; BMC 20

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

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS
Fortuna, veiled, enthroned left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, FORT RED in exergue.

2.48 gr
19 mm
10h

Note.
"Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) Traian(o) Hadriano Aug(usto) Divi Tra(iani) / Parth(ici) f(ilio) Divi Ner(vae) nep(oti) p(ontifici) m(aximo) tr(ibunicia) p(otestate) co(n)s(uli) Fort(unae) red(uci)"
okidoki
020_Vespasian,_AR-Den,_IMP_CAESAR_VESPAS_AVG_COS_II_TR_P_P_P,_CONCORDIA_AVG,_BY,_RIC-2_1416,_RPC_II_824,_Ephesus,_Byzantium,-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,_3,6g-s.jpg
020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #198 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, enthroned left, holding grain ears and a cornucopiae, BY (monogram) mintmark for Byzantium in the exergue.
exergue: -/-//BY(monogram, mintmark for Byzantium), diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,60 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ephesus (Byzantium), date: A.D., ref: RIC˛ 1416, RPC II 824, Sear/RCV 2266var., RSC 66a,
Q-001
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IV_Bela-(1235-1270AD)_U-213_C1-229_H-294_Q-001_9h_15,2mm_0,75g-s.jpg
022. H-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #0180 views022. H-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #01
avers: +REX•BELAᵒQVARTVS, Agnus Dei in a circle of dots advancing left with a cross, border of dots.
reverse: •VNGA• RIA•, King enthroned facing, holding orb and scepter, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,2mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-294, CNH I.-229, Unger-213
Q-001
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Béla_IV__(1235-1270_AD),_H-294,_C1-229,_U-213,_Q-002,_6h,_15,0mm,_0,96g-s.jpg
022. H-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #0257 views022. H-294 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-294, CNH I.-229, U-213, AR-Denar, #02
avers: +REX•BELAᵒQVARTVS, Agnus Dei in a circle of dots advancing left with a cross, border of dots.
reverse: •VNGA• RIA•, King enthroned facing, holding orb and scepter, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,96g, axis: 6h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-294, CNH I.-229, Unger-213
Q-002
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022. H-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-302, CNH I.-238, U-226, AR-Obulus, #0182 views022. H-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-302, CNH I.-238, U-226, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: King enthroned facing, holding sceptre and orb, a border of dots.
reverse: B Є/L A R/Є X, In three lines divided into five parts by horizontal and vertical lines, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-302, CNH I.-238, Unger-226,
Q-001
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022. H-316 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-316, CNH I.-249, U-237, AR-Denarius, #0162 views022. H-316 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-316, CNH I.-249, U-237, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: King enthroned facing, holding bird (falcon?) and scepter, a border of dots.
reverse: The crowned double-headed eagle, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-10,5mm, weight: 0,29g, axis: 2h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-316, CNH I.-249, Unger-237,
Q-001
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Bela-IV_(1235-1270_AD)_U-245_CP-48_H-333_Q-001_1h_8,8mm_0,17g-s.jpg
022. H-333 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-333, CNH CP.-048, U-245, AR-Obolus, Rare! #01117 views022. H-333 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-333, CNH CP.-048, U-245, AR-Obolus, Rare! #01
avers: King enthroned facing, holding orb and cross, circle on each side; border of dots.
reverse: Eagle advancing left, head right, a circle of dots around the head; border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 8,8mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: 1h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-233, CNH CP.-048, Unger-245, Rare!
Q-001
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Vencel_(1301-1305_AD)_U-343a_Q-001_0h_11,5-12,5mm_0,44ga-s.jpg
027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0191 views027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #01
avers: King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 0,44g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszár-434a, Very Rare !!!
Q-001
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Vencel_(1301-1305_AD)_U-343a_Q-003_3h_12mm_0,46ga-s.jpg
027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0293 views027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #02
avers: King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,46g, axis:3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszár-434a, Very Rare !!!
Q-002
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027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0398 views027 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #03
avers: King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,30g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszár-434a, Very Rare !!!
Q-003
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Denar_U-369_C2-013_H-465_K-enthroned_MONETA-RE(G)IS-KARVLI_1327-AD_Q-001_5h_12,9mm_0,46g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-369, #01167 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-369, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ MOnЄTA RЄIS KARVLI, Falcon with spread wings standing facing, in circle of dots, head right; border of dots. Without mint-mark.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 12,9mm, weight: 0,46g, axis:5h,
mint: Hungary, ???, mint mark: No, date: 1327 A.D., ref: Unger-369, CNH-2-013, Huszár-465, Pohl-22,
This emission was referred to in contemporary sources as a denarius cum Aquila.
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Denar_U-369_C2-013_H-465_K-enthroned_MONETA-RE(G)IS-KARVLI_1327-AD_Q-002_7h_13,2mm_0,68g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-369, #02146 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-369, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ MOnЄTA RЄIS KARVLI, Falcon with spread wings standing facing, in circle of dots, head right; border of dots. Without mint-mark.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 13,2mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:7h,
mint: Hungary, ???, mint mark: No, date: 1327 A.D., ref: Unger-369, CNH-2-013, Huszár-465, Pohl-22,
This emission was referred to in contemporary sources as a denarius cum Aquila.
Q-002
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_Denar_U-378_C2-008_H-479_lily-patriarchalcross_KAROLVS_REX_hVNGhARIE_Nicolaus-Szatmari1333-AD_Q-001_7h_15mm_1,08g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-378a, #0180 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-378a, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; Lily-Patriarchal Cross, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ KAROLVS:RЄX:hVnGARIЄ, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies; line border.
exergue, mint mark: lily/Patriarchal Cross//-- were srucked by Nicolaus Szatmari (by Pohl), diameter: 15mm, weight: 1,08g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Esztergom, date: 1334 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-378a, CNH-2-008, Huszár-479, Pohl-36-02,
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Denar_U-393n_C2-018_H-495_REGIS_KAROLI_m_REGIS_hVnGARIE_Q-001_11h_15mm_0,70g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-393.n, #01112 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-393.n, #01
avers: RЄGIS•KAROLI, King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ m•RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies, botle(symbols) as (privy marks) to left and righ, border of dots.
exergue, mint mark:botle(symbols)/botle(symbols)//--, diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,70g, axis:11h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: botle(symbols)-botle(symbols), date: 1338 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Unger-393.n, CNH-2-018, Huszár-495, Pohl-52-04,
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Denar_U-394f_C2-015_H-497_m_REGIS_hVnGARIE_Q-001_6h_14,5mm_0,48g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.f, #0181 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.f, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ m•RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ, Head of ostrich holding horse-shoe on helmet, mint-mark on each side; line border.
exergue, mint mark: D/R//-- were struck by Leopoldus (Hypolit?) (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 0,70g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya, (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), date: 1339-1342 A.D., ref: Unger-394.f, CNH-2-015, Huszár-497, Pohl-54-07,
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Denar_U-394n_C2-015_H-497_m-REGIS-hVnGARIE_Q-001_7h_14,5mm_0,70g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.n, #0174 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.n, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ m•RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ, Head of ostrich holding horse-shoe on helmet, mint-mark on each side; line border.
exergue, mint mark: lily/lily/lily/lily//-- were struck by Martinus (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 0,70g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Szomolnok, (Scmöllnitz, today Slovakia: Smolník), date: 1339-1342 A.D., ref: Unger-394.n, CNH-2-015, Huszár-497, Pohl-54-03,
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_Obulus_U-400_C2-012_H-475_M-REGIS-KARVLI_Q-001_0h_12mm_0_27ga-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #0180 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, in circle, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ •M•RЄGIS KARVLI•, Anjou-Hungarian shield in circle of dots, lily above, stylized bird on each side; border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1330-1332 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-400, CNH-2-012, Huszár-475, Pohl-30,
Q-001
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029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #02132 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-400, #02
avers: King enthroned, facing, in circle, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ •M•RЄGIS KARVLI•, Anjou-Hungarian shield in circle of dots, lily above, stylized bird on each side; border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,40g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1330-1332 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-400, CNH-2-012, Huszár-475, Pohl-30,
Q-002
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Karoly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD)_AR-Obulus_U-403_C2-019_H-496_No-Legend_M_REGIS_KAROLI_Q-001_0h_11,5mm_0,36g-s.jpg
029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-403.???, New privy mark!!! #01122 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-403.???, New privy mark!!! #01
avers: No legend, King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb, botle(symbols) to left and right Angevin lilies above and belove both sides, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ M•RЄGIS KAROLI•, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Angevin lilies, botle(symbols) as (privy marks) to left and right, border of dots.
exergue, mint mark:botle(symbols)/botle(symbols)//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,36g, axis:0h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: botle(symbols)-botle(symbols), date: 1338 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Unger-403.???, CNH-2-019, Huszár-496, Pohl-52-??,
Q-001
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Gross, U-413-e, #01175 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Gross, U-413-e, #01
avers: ✠ LODOVICVS DЄI GRACIA RЄX hVnGARIЄ; king enthroned, facing, on the gothic throne in circle of dots, holding sceptre and orb, mint-mark below or by the throne; border of dots. The Saracen's head between the legs under.
reverse: ✠ DALMACIЄ : CROACIЄ : ЄTC; Anjou-Hungarian shield in circle of dots, amongst six arches, no mint-mark above the shield, emission-marks around the arches; border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: Saracen's head, were struck by Jacobus Saracenus (by Pohl), diameter: 28,0mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Pécs/Syrmien (by Pohl), date: 1359-1364 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-413-e, CNH-2-068, Huszár-522, Pohl-59-4-a.,
Q-001


Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou
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030a Hadrian. AR denarius18 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG laur.bust r. drp. on shoulders
rev: COS III Pudicitia enthroned l. adjusting her veil with her r. hand
and resting l. on lap
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030a Hadrian. AR Denarius 3.5gm39 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS laur. bust r.
rev: COS III Pudicitia enthroned l. adjusting her veal
with r. hand and resting l. on lap
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040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0758 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, #1155 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
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Lucilla_AR-Den_LVCILLAE-AVG-ANTONINI-AVG-F_CONCORDIA_RIC-III-(M_Aur)-758_RSC-6a_Rome_-AD_Q-002_11h_18-18,5mm_3,56g-s.jpg
040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0758 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, #2153 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0758 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, #2
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: 3,56g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 166-67 A.D., ref: RIC-III-758 (Marc.Aur.), p-, RSC-6a.,
Q-002
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC 0004c19 viewsObv:- IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC, Laureate cuirassed bust right, with drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG P P M TR P COS P P, Concordia enthroned left holding patera, arm on statue of Spes, cornucopiae below, CONCORD in ex.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 117
Reference:– RIC 4c. RSC 250a.
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RIC_IV-I_553_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_FORTUNAE_FELICI,_Rome,_RSC-58,_BMC-27,_Sear-6584,_196-211_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19-20mm,_3,67g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #158 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left holding cornucopiae and leaning on rudder set on globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 553, RSC 58, BMC 27, Sear-6584,
Q-001
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 564, Rome, AR-Denarius, MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left, Scarce, #1130 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 564, Rome, AR-Denarius, MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left, Scarce, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left between two lions, leaning on drum and holding branch and scepter.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 198 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-564, p-169, RSC 123, BMC 51, Sear (2000-2002) 6593, Scarce,
Q-001
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Syria, (Seleukia and Pieria) Gabala, Lindgren III 191, AE-30, ΓABAΛEωN, Tyche enthroned left, 65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Syria, (Seleukia and Pieria) Gabala, Lindgren III 191, AE-30, ΓABAΛEωN, Tyche enthroned left,
avers: AYT-KAI-C-M-AYP-ANTωNEINOC-CEB-CE•, Radiate, bust right.
revers: ΓABAΛEωN, Tyche enthroned left, holding sceptre and orb.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 29,5 mm, weight: 16,44g, axis: 6h,
mint: Syria, (Seleukia and Pieria), Gabala, date: 138-161 A.D., ref: Lindgren III 191,
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056 Annia Faustina. AE30 9.gm36 viewsobv: ANNIA OAYCT.CINA.AYrCEB drp. bust r.
rev: TICV_N KAHTON Roma enthroned l. holding Nike,
shield and spoils behind
"3rd wife of Elagabalus"
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072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_RIC_IV_301a_AE-Sest,_IMP_GORDIANVS_PIVS_FEL_AVG,_P_M_TR_P_III_COS_II_P_P,_S-C,_Roma_240-41,_Q-001,__h,_29mm,_20,61g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #175 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #1
avers: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, holding the olive branch and resting arm on the lyre, SC belove.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 28,0-29,0mm, weight: 20,61g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 240-241 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 301a, C-240,
Q-001
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Macedonia, Pella, Varbanov 3748, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, 109 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Macedonia, Pella, Varbanov 3748, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left,
avers: IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, right hand raised to her shoulder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0mm, weight: 11,9,60g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 238-244 A.D., ref: Varbanov 3748, Mouchmov 6489,
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100 Constantius II, AD 337-36171 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.00g, gF
Struck AD 355-360 at Arles
FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG, helmeted, diademed and cuirassed facing bust, spear across shoulder in right, shield on left arm / GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, holding wreath with VOT XXX MVLT XXXX in four lines, */KONSTAN in ex (TAN in monogram). Graffiti on obverse fields
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC 238
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120 Honorius, AD 393–423155 viewsGold solidus, 21.2mm, 4.43g, FDC
Struck c. 408-420 at Constantinople
D N HONORI—VS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI—A AVCC Γ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, right foot on ship's prow, holding scepter in right hand, Victory on globe in left. Star in left field, CON OB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
RIC X, 201; Cohen 3; DO 778v (off B)
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1204-1261 AD - Latin Occupation of Constantinople - Sear 2021 - AE Trachy69 viewsLatin Occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD)
Date: 1204-1261 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: AE Trachy

Obverse: unknown legend
Virgin Mary enthroned, holding an image of Christ's face on her chest.

Reverse: unknown legend
Generic "emperor" figure; in his upraised right hand a labarum, in his left an akakia.

Sear 2021
1.31g; 21.7mm; 180°
Pep
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1204-1261 AD - Latin Occupation of Constantinople - Sear 2044 - AE Trachy47 viewsProbable: Latin Occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD)
Date: 1204-1261 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: AE Trachy

Obverse: unknown legend
Virgin Mary enthroned.

Reverse: unknown legend
Emperor standing, holding labarum and akakia.

SB 2044
0.93g; 18.5mm; 180?°
Pep
LatinByzSB2045.jpg
1204-1261 AD - Latin Occupation of Constantinople - Sear 2045 - AE Trachy50 viewsLatin Occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD)
Date: 1204-1261 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: AE Trachy

Obverse: unknown legend
Christ enthroned.

Reverse: unknown legend
Generic "emperor" figure; in his right hand a sword, in his left a globus cruciger.

Sear 2045
0.87g; 17.9mm; 180°
Pep
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130 Theodosius II, AD 402-45097 viewsGold solidus, 20.8mm, 4.48g, FDC
Struck AD 408-419 at Constantinople
D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear and shield decorated with horseman / CONCORDI-A AVCC Θ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding sceptre and Victory on globe, star left, CONOB in exergue
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC X, 202
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1307a, Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.59 viewsBronze follis, RIC 163, aEF, Rome mint, 5.712g, 25.6mm, 0o, summer 307 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma holding globe and scepter, seated in hexastyle temple, RT in ex; rare. Ex FORVM; Ex Maridvnvm


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Maxentius (306-312 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian, Eutropia; he was born ca. 278 A.D. After Galerius' appointment to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 293, Maxentius married Galerius' daughter Valeria Maximilla, who bore him a son named Romulus and another son whose name is unknown. Due to his haughty nature and bad disposition, Maxentius could seldom agree with his father or his father-in-law; Galerius' and Maximianus Herculius' aversion to Maxentius prevented the young man from becoming a Caesar in 305. Little else is known of Maxentius' private life prior to his accession and, although there is some evidence that it was spent in idleness, he did become a Senator.

On 28 October 306 Maxentius was acclaimed emperor, although he was politically astute enough not to use the title Augustus; like the Emperor Augustus, he called himself princeps. It was not until the summer of 307 that he started using the title Augustus and started offending other claimants to the imperial throne. He was enthroned by the plebs and the Praetorians. At the time of his acclamation Maxentius was at a public villa on the Via Labicana. He strengthened his position with promises of riches for those who helped him obtain his objective. He forced his father Maximianus Herculius to affirm his son's acclamation in order to give his regime a facade of legitimacy. His realm included Italy, Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica. As soon as Galerius learned about the acclamation of Herculius' son, he dispatched the Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion. With the help of his father and Severus' own troops, Maxentius' took his enemy prisoner.

When Severus died, Galerius was determined to avenge his death. In the early summer of 307 the Augustus invaded Italy; he advanced to the south and encamped at Interamna near the Tiber. His attempt to besiege the city was abortive because his army was not large enough to encompass the city's fortifications. Negotiations between Maxentius and Galerius broke down when the emperor discovered that the usurper was trying to win over his troops. Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy. Not trusting his own troops, Galerius withdrew. During its retreat, Galerius' army ravaged the Italian countryside as it was returning to its original base. If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310. When Maximianus Herculius was unable to regain power by pushing his son off his throne, he attempted to win over Constantine to his cause. When this plan failed, he tried to win Diocletian over to his side at Carnuntum in October and November 308. Frustrated at every turn, Herculius returned to his son-in-law Constantine's side in Gaul where he died in 310, having been implicated in a plot against his son-in-law. Maxentius' control of the situation was weakened by the revolt of L. Domitius Alexander in 308. Although the revolt only lasted until the end of 309, it drastically cut the size of the grain supply availble for Rome. Maxentius' rule collapsed when he died on 27 October 312 in an engagement he had with the Emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after the latter had invaded his realm.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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143b Theodosius I. AE3 2.6gm18 viewsobv: DN THEODO_SIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: CONCOR_DIA AVGG Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head r. holding scepter and globe, prow at feet
ex: (theta)ANTB
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149 Aelia Eudoxia. AE3/4 2.4gm16 viewsobv: AEL EXDO_XIA AVG dia. drp. bust r. being crownd by manus Dei above
rev: GLORIA RO_MANORVM Eudoxia enthroned facing,arms folded over breast, manus Dia above, cross to r.
ex: SMNA
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150 Antoninus Pius17 viewsAntoninus Pius Sestertius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / OPI AVG S-C, Ops enthroned left with transverse sceptre & drawing up draper from shoulder. RIC 612, Cohen 569, BMC 12581 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1505b, Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. (Antioch)66 viewsTheodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 44(b), VF, Antioch, 2.17g, 18.1mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D. Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, r. foot on prow, globe in l., scepter in r., Q and F at sides, ANTG in ex; scarce.


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THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

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16_15_Béla_III_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1172-1196_A_D_),_Cu-27,_CÁC_I__16_15_-unofficial_mint,_H-072,_CNH_I_-098,_U-114,_Q-001,_7h,_25,5mm,_2,47g-s.jpg
16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./?./?., unofficial mint!, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01134 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./?./?., unofficial mint!, H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: Illegible legend instead of "REX BELA REX STS", Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5 mm, weight: 2,7g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: CÁC I. 16.15./?./?., unofficial mint!, unknown sigla in exergue right site, lying retrograde "S".
Q-001
quadrans
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./??.??./??., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01113 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./??.??./??., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0 mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./??.??./??.,
Q-001
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./??.??./??., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #0199 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./??.??./??., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./??.??./??.,
Q-001
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a1.07./008., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01119 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a1.07./008., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0 mm, weight: 2,79g, axis:9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./a1.07./008.,
Q-001
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a1.23./024., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01150 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a1.23./024., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0 mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./a1.23./024.,
Q-001
quadrans
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a10.01./183., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01152 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./a10.01./183., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0 mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./a10.01./183.,
Q-001
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./d1c1.01./334., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01130 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./d1c1.01./334., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./d1c1.01./334.,
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16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./k3.01./258., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01131 views16.15. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-27, CÁC I. 16.15./k3.01./258., H-072, CNH I.-098, U-114, #01
avers: REX BELA REX STS, Two kings enthroned facing, holding scepter with lily and orb, column between the thrones with a cross on the top. The line of dots under the feet, three lines within crescent below, a border of dots.
reverse: SANCTA MARIA, Mary enthroned facing, with nimbus, holding Jesus and scepter with lily, cross on each side of her head, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5 mm, weight: 2,33g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-072, CNH I.-098, Unger-114, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.15./k3.01./258.,
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166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 079, -/†//CONA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, Scarce! #1102 views166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 079, -/†//CONA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, Scarce! #1
avers: AEL EVDOXIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by the hand of God. (Ex1/Fh3)
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over the breast, crowned by the hand of god., † in the right field.
exergue: -/†//CONA, diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 2,28g, axis:11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 395-401 A.D., ref: RIC X 079, p-247, Scarce!
Q-001
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185 - Magnus Maximus, AR Siliqua, RIC IX 84b132 viewsObv:– D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe & spear
Minted in Trier (TRPS), A.D. 383-388
Reference:– RIC IX, 84b1. RSC 20a.
maridvnvm
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1ax2 Julia Titi15 viewsDupondius

Draped bust right, hair in bun at back of head, IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA
S-C either side of Vesta enthroned left holding Victory, VESTA in ex

RIC 398

The daughter of Titus and Marcia Furnilla, she lived with her uncle Domitian for a time as his wife. Suetonius records, "He had been offered marriage with his niece, Julia, Titus’s daughter, while she was still a young girl, but refused her repeatedly because of his infatuation with Domitia Longina, yet he seduced Julia shortly afterwards, while Titus was still alive, and when she was newly married to Flavius Sabinus. After the deaths of her father and husband, he loved her ardently and openly, and indeed caused her death by forcing her to abort a child by him." When Domitian died at the age of 44, his nurse cremated his body and "secretly carried [the ashes] to the Flavian Temple and there mingled them with those of his niece Julia, Titus’s daughter whom she had also nurtured."
Blindado
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2197 viewsJulia Paula
Denarius
Obv:IVLIA PAVLA AVG
Draped bust right
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX
Venus enthroned left holding apple and sceptre
Rome mint
RIC 222
mauseus
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220 Romanus III Argyrus, AD 1028-103462 viewsGold histamenon nomisma, 26mm, 4.37g, VF
Struck at Constantinople AD 1028-1029
+IhS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wears nimbus cruciger and colobium, raises right hand and holds Gospels with left; double border / ΘCE bOHΘ RWMANW MΘ, the figures of Romanus (left) and the Virgin standing facing; bearded Romanus wears saccos and loros, and holds globus cruciger; the nimbate Virgin wears pallium and maphorum, and with right hand crowns the emperor; double border
Ex: Harlan Berk
DOC 1d; Sear 1819; Berk 296
Lawrence Woolslayer
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2608 PHRYGIA, Acmoneia Hadrian AE 20 Kybele17 viewsReference. Rare
RPC III, 2608; BMC PHRYGIA, 54 (pag. 12); Sr GIC 1190

Obv.: AΔPIANOC KAICAP
laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder.

Rev. AKMO NEΩN
Cybele wearing polos chitos and peplos, enthroned right, holding in left tympanum, and in right sceptre; beside her, Lion right.

4.29 gr
20 mm
6h
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408. Maxentius33 viewsMarcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian Eutropia; he was born ca. 278 A.D. After Galerius' appointment to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 293, Maxentius married Galerius' daughter Valeria Maximilla, who bore him a son named Romulus and another son whose name is unknown. Due to his haughty nature and bad disposition, Maxentius could seldom agree with his father or his father-in-law; Galerius' and Maximianus Herculius' aversion to Maxentius prevented the young man from becoming a Caesar in 305. Little else is known of Maxentius' private life prior to his accession and, alth ough there is some evidence that it was spent in idleness, he did become a Senator.

On 28 October 306 Maxentius was acclaimed emperor, although he was politcally astute enough not to use the title Augustus; like the Emperor Augustus, he called himself princeps. It was not until the summer of 307 that he started usi ng the title Augustus and started offending other claimants to the imperial throne. He was enthroned by the plebs and the Praetorians. At the time of his acclamation Maxentius was at a public villa on the Via Labicana. He strengthened his position with promises of riches for those who helped him obtain his objective. He forced his father Maximianus Herculius to affirm his son's acclamation in order to give his regime a facade of legitimacy. His realm included Italy, Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica. As soon as Galerius learned about the acclamation of Herculius' son, he dispatched the Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion. With the help of his father and Severus' own troops, Maxentius' took his enemy prisoner.

When Severus died, Galerius was determined to avenge his death. In the early summer of 307 the Augustus invaded Italy; he advanced to the south and encamped at Interamna near the Tiber. His attempt to besiege the city was abortive because his army was not large enough to encompass the city's fortifications. Negotiations between Maxentius and Galerius broke down when the emperor discovered that the usurper was trying to win over his troops. Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy. Not trusting his own troops, Galerius withdrew. During its retreat, Galerius' army ravaged the Italian countryside as it was returning to its original base. If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310. When Maximianus Herculius was unable to regain power by pushing his son off his throne, he attempted to win over Constantine to his cause. When this plan failed, he tried to win Diocletian over to his side at Carnuntum in October and November 308. Frustrated at every turn, Herculius returned to his son-in-law Constantine's side in Gaul where he died in 310, having been implicated in a plot against his son-in-law. Maxentius' control of the situation was weakened by the revolt of L. Domitius Alexander in 308. Although the revolt only lasted until the end of 309, it drastically cut the size of the grain supply availble for Rome. Maxentius' rule collapsed when he died on 27 October 312 in an engagement he had with the Emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after the latter had invaded his realm.

Maxentius Follis. Ostia mint. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / AETE-RNITAS A-VGN, Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre and holding bridled horse.
ecoli
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538 Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia119 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

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

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

12.31gr
28 mm
12h
.
Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
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5770 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 130-31 AD Sabina31 viewsReference.
Emmett 888.15 (R5); Köln 1030 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 1260; K&G 32.507; RPC III, 5770

Issue L IE = year 15

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. CABEINA CEBACTH L I-E (date) across field.
Sabina seated left, holding two grain ears and scepter.

12.33 gr
23 mm
12h
Rare Depiction of Sabina Enthroned
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5813 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 131-32 AD Isis as mother30 viewsReference.
Emmett 1138.16 Köln 1046; K&G 32.530; RPC III, 5813

Issue L IϚ = year 16

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

Rev. L Iς (date) across field.
Isis enthroned right, nursing Harpocrates, holding a lotus bud

10.47 gr
24 mm
12h
okidoki
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6123 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 135-36 AD Isis as mother8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6123.2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 84, 7707 (this coin) Emmett 1092.20

Issue L K = year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear.

Rev. L K
Isis enthroned right, crowned with horns and disk, suckling the infant Harpokrates, who is crowned with skhent and holding a lotus stalk

13.90 gr
28 mm
12h
okidoki
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7. Manuel Comnenus AE Trachy45 viewsManuel Comnenus
1143 - 1180
Constantinople Mint
AE Trachy

obv. IC - XC Jesus enthroned
rev. Manuel standing on left, being crowned by Mary
Zam
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Achaea, Aegira. Plautilla, Augusta. BCD 416; BMC 5.28 viewsAchaea, Aegira. Plautilla, Augusta (AD 202–205). Ć 23.33mm; 4.56 g; 4h.
Obverse: [Φ]ΟΥΛΒΙΑ [•] ΠΛΑΥΤΙΛΛΑ, draped bust right.
Reverse: ΑΙΓЄ – Ι – [Ρ] – ΑΤWΝ, Zeus enthroned left, half nude, holding Nike in right outstretched hand and a long scepter in left.
References: BCD Peloponnesos 416 (same rev. die); BMC Peloponnesus, p. 17, no. 5 (pl. IV, 10) = NCP, pl. S, VI (same dies); Lindgren II 1634 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 3556; Mi Sup. IV, 125.
Ex Savoca Numismatik (eBay), 9-20-2014.
Mark Fox
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AE billion trachy John Ducas-Vatatzes III type G48 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned
Reverse: John stg., holding labarum-headed sceotre and globus
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
Sear 2095 H 33.7-8, DO IV pl XXXIII 41.
22mm 2.70 gm
wileyc
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AE trachy Michael VIII Palaeologus SB 228014 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse: Michael stg., holding long cross and castle B to left which is a Palaeologid symbol)
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2280 Gr. 1376
19 mm 2.0 gm
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AE trachy Michael VIII Palaeologus SB 228014 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse: Michael stg., holding long cross and castle B to left which is a Palaeologid symbol)
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2280 Gr. 1376
17/21 mm 1.36 gm

B to left is a Palaeologid symbol
wileyc
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Aelia Eudocia AE3. Constantinople mint 62 viewsO: AEL EVDOCIA AVG, head right
R: CONCORDIA AVG, empress enthroned, facing, arms crossed over breast, star in l. field (var. B)
13mm 1.79g RIC X 428
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AELIA EUDOXIA wife of Arcadius. Circa 400 AD AE/R57135 viewsEudoxia wife of Arcadius AE15 -- draped bust right, crowned by hand of God / Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over breast, crowned by hand of god. right field: +. .RIC 83Marjan E
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Aksumite Empire: Armah (ca. 630-650) Ć Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 72a; Munro-Hay Type 153; BMC Axum 577)22 viewsObv: ነገሠ አረመሐ (neguš ’ArmaH; King Armah); Crowned and draped full-length figure of Armah, wearing beaded necklace, enthroned right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: ፈሠሐ ለየከነ ለአሐዘበ (feššeHá la-yekun la-’aHzáb; Let there be joy to the people); Openwork cross with central gilding connected to ring by stem; wheat stalks emerging from ring
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Alexander III "The Great" 29 viewsLIFETIME ISSUE
Macedonian Empire
AR-Drachm;Abydus Mint; 328-323 BC
Obv: Head of young Herakles facing right,wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ at right;-Zeus enthroned,Legs apart,Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter,
Pegasus forepart in field left, ΑΞ monogram below throne.
Size:17mm;4.15gms
Ref: Price 1502
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Alexander III "the Great"57 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Macedonian Kingdom, AR Drachm, 337 to 323 BC.78 views
Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Silver drachm

Obv: Head of Alexander in guise of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right-facing.
Rev: Zeus enthroned, nude to waste, left-facing, holding and gazing at eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left hand; monogram TI before the god, below the eagle - second eagle below the monogram(?): [A]LEXANDROY down-vertical in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Sardis
Struck: 310-301 BC. (Posthumous issue)

Size: 14.9 x 15.9 mm.
Weight: 4.27 grams.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear, lustrous with subtle but distinctive toning. Nicely centered, well struck with excellent images, legend and monogram, in fine relief.

Refs:*
Müller 186.
Reference: Price - 2617
Tiathena
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Alexander III - AR drachm67 viewsPhilip III in the name of Alexander III
Kolophon
322-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 1751
3,86 g 17,5-16,5 mm
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm13 viewsmint ?
323-200 BC ?
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
AΛEΞANΔPOY
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
probably same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-10207
ex Sol numismatic
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR Drachm4 viewsstruck by Antigones I
Lampsakos
c. 310-301 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(NO)
Price 1382; Müller 612
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm9 viewsChios
c. 290-275 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠYPΦ)
Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm3 viewsstruck under Balakros

Tarsos
327-323 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, plow left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
· / Θ
Price 3019; vgl. SNG Oxford 2891; SNG München 10/11, 697
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm6 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm3 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III AR Drachm 117 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

AΛEΞANΔPOY in right field, Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; double-head (bipennis) axe beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes ca. 300-294 BC at Ionia, Miletos Mint.

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
2 commentsJay GT4
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm35 viewsObv: Head of Heracles facing right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle.
Mint: Myriandrus
Date: 325-323 BC
Weight: 17.1g
Ref: Price 3223
oa
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Alexander III Drachm94 viewsOBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress.
REV: "ALEXANDROU", Zeus enthroned left, eagle in
extended right, scepter in left, "MU" monogram
within wreath left, head wearing Phrygian hat
below throne.

Price 1565
posthumous, c. 310 - 297 B.C.
4.24gm 17.1mm

7 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC52 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
4 commentsHydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC16 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Arados -- 328-323 BC21 views16.03 g, 26 mm, 90°
Arados Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 3325

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC23 views16.95 g, 30 mm, 100°
Phocis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 834; Muller 750

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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A nice coin, but a past owner was way too harsh in chemically cleaning this. On the obverse, the lower jaw of the lion and Herakle's cheek contains a thin line of what I believe to be black chemical burn.
Hydro
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Mint41 viewsTetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon known as "the great". This is posthumous issue from the mint of Amphipolis in Macedonia, minted 316 - 305 B.C. The obverse shows Alexander as Herakles wearing a lion skin. The reverse shows Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and eagle with a crescent moon in the left field and the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ ΔΡΟΥ aroundsimmurray
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Alexander III the Great19 viewsStruck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos,
Obverse: Hercules wearing lion skin headress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle
Magnesia Mint
319-305 BC
3.9 gm 18mm
Price 1970
1 commentswileyc
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)60 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
5 commentsMat
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Alexander III The Great, drachm; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, Price 195933 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1959, SNG Cop 965, VF/F, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 3.889g, 17.0mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 319 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ALEXANDROU”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, “PA” monogram right, AT monogram under throne, B outer right (off-flan). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue104 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2553, VF, 4.297g, 16.4mm, 0o, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue; Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne. Ex FORVM.

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Possible Lifetime Issue103 viewsThis is the same coin in my collection, different picture, as the Alexander tetradrachm listed as [300mem].

Silver tetradrachm, Price 3971, VF, 16.081g, 26.1mm, 0o, Egypt, Memphis mint, c. 332 - 323 or 323 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, legs crossed, eagle in right, scepter in left, rose left, DI-O under throne. Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou. Ex FORVM, "The Memphis issues are among the finest style Alexander coins. Experts disagree on the date of this issue. Some identify it as a lifetime issue and others as a posthumous issue (Joseph Sermarini).

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsJames Fitzgerald
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Alexander III the Great, Silver Hemiobol, Arados, Phoenicia30 viewsSilver Hemiobol of Alexander III the Great, Arados, Phoenicia mint, 9mm, 336 - 323 B.C.
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Σ left

Very nice for a coin the size of a pencil eraser!
1 commentsDk0311USMC
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC8 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
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Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC5 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
__62.68
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, Lampsakos, ca. 323-281 BC.200 views
Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Silver Tetradrachm

Obv: Diademed head of Alexander III with horn of Ammon.
Rev: Helmeted Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left arm resting on shield, ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ in right field, LYΣIMAXOY in left field. Monogram inner left, below Nike.; crescent below exergual line.

Exergue: Crescent

Mint: Lampsakos
Struck: 301-299 BC.

Size: 30.055 mm.
Weight: 15.07 gms.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: In very fine condition, bright, clear, sharp images on each side, superb relief, well centered and nicely struck.

Holed and plugged.

Refs:*
Sear Greek Coins and their Values, (SG) Number, 6814

Status: TCJH, Private Collection.
4 commentsTiathena
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Alexander III ‘the Great’21 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.21 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter; Monogram, crescent at left; monogram under throne; Blundered AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right

Barbarous Imitation
Jaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’44 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.19 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter; star in left field, spearhead in right field, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 322-319 B.C.
Price 1759; Müller 317
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’44 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.98 gm, 16.4 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, N at left, B under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1800;
[Muller 1335]
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm, Miletos mint.45 viewsKings of Macedon, 18mm 4.15g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, Miletos monogram in l. field, XE monogram beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(letters, monogram),Price 2151v(second monogram). _6830
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC56 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC29 viewsAR tetradrachm, 17.19g, Choice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, ant below throne. Nicely toned.
Price 454
Consigned to Forvm
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC35 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC38 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.12 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.13 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, drachm, Price 156032 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1560, SNG Cop 972, nice VF, Troas, Abydus? mint, 4.229g, 17.4mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, ME monogram left, ivy leaf under throne. Price attributes this coin to Abydus but notes that the attribution can be made "only with caution." ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Tyre245 views28mm, 17.1g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head dress right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monograms
Price 3534, Müller 1592

CLICK for full-size picture
9 commentsareich
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Alexander III, The Great, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm87 viewsPrice 3725a
struck betweem 317-311 DC. BABYLON mint,

Obverse: Head of Hercules right wearing lion skin headdress knotted at the base of neck
Reverse: ALEXANDROU behind Zeus enthroned left holding eagle & sceptre, XA monogram before on left field, monogram MYP in wreath beneath throne
17.1 gram _20800 Sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander the Great36 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.11 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, mintmaster's monogram AH (or ΔH) to left,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 325-323 B.C.
Price 2090; Müller 763.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-lifetime/ Coin No. RJO 103)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great37 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.90 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, forepart of Pegasus at left with monogram A Ξ above, cross strut under throne,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Abydos mint, 328-323 B.C.
Price 1506; Müller 609

Interesting note: This coin was previously purchased from B.A. Seaby, Ltd., London, on 9-12-63 for $2.10.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great29 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.00 gm, 18-20 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, K at left, crescent under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1826; Müller 274.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great31 views294-260 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, city monogram MI to left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 294-260 B.C.
Price 2151; Müller 1057.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-posthumous/ Coin No. RJO 104)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 325-320 BC21 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles clad in the skin of the Nemean lion
REVERSE: Zeus Aeotophoros enthroned left, ALEXANDROY in right field, Cornucopia in left field.

This classic type was probably minted at Amphipolis in Macedon at or near the end of Alexander's brief reign (333-323BC). The lion was the symbol of Persia and the obverse likely represents his conquest of that Empire. The Figure of Zeus enthroned is almost the same as that of Baal on the silver shekels of the Persian satraps. The significance of the conquest of the East by Greeks was not lost on Alexander or his contemporaries
Price 104 (ref.Wildwinds) Weight 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 332-323 BC12 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles in Lion Skin Headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and staff, ALEXANDROY in right field., Rooster mint mark in left field.

A lifetime issue minted at Amphipolis, the coin cracked in antiquity due to silver crystallization and is held together by carbonate encrustation. It was left uncleaned. A handsome coin nonetheless. Price 79 (ref. Wildwinds) Weight 16.6 grams
daverino
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm147 views
Alexander III * Colophon, Ionia, Macedonian Kingdom * AR drachm

Obv: Portrait head of Alexander right, wearing the lion's skin in style of Herakles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned seated left, holding a scepter in left hand, arm raised, and eagle in his right hand, arm extended to front, with [A]ΛEXANΔΡOY vertical in left field. Interesting set of mint marks: Male lion's head left-facing in left field, above ornate Φ - ornate pentagram below the throne.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Colophon
Struck: 301-297 BC.
* Posthumous issue
* Issued under Lysimachos

Size: 17.34 x 17.18 mm.
Weight: 4.11 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Apparent in photo which is quite faithful to the coin in hand. Very lovely bright and clear silvery luster.

Refs:*
Price 1836d

1 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great - hemiobol (?) minted in Phoenicia15 viewsObv.: head of young Heracles right
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus enthroned left holding sceptre and eagle ; to the left, monogram AP
9 mm
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - Lifetime issue24 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2544, VF, slightly porous, Lydia, Sardes mint, 4.179g, 16.41mm, 0o, c. 334 - 323 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp; reverse , Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, male head left in Phrygian cap left, trisceles under throneDumanyu2
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm - Kolophon Mint103 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.20g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, B over TI in l. field, G beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1808. _6930 _sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm11 viewsA lifetime issue tetradrachm of Alexander the Great. 24.5mm, 16.4g. Minted from 336-323 BC.

Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck

Reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg forward, feet on low footstool, crescent horns left on left

Attribution: Price 89, Müller Alexander 259, Demanhur 579 - 613, SNG Cop 674
chuy1530
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm, Amphipolis Mint. Price 45921 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 16.7g, maximum diameter 26mm, Amphipolis mint, posthumous, c. 315 - c. 294 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Λ and torch l., Pegasus forepart r. under throne. Price 459Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Thrace, c. 315 - 394 B.C.87 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 490, choice VF, 16.96g, 26.5mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, c. 315 - 394 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right wearing lion head headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in right and scepter in left, L and torch left, OK monogram below; bold well centered strikesalem
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Alexander the Great, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, c. 319-305 BC.80 viewsAR Drachm, 4.01g.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, daped in lion skin headdress
Rx: ALEXANDROY, Zeus enthroned, facing left; delta within wreath to left and Delta I under throne.
3 commentsDino
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Alexander The great, Mesembria, tetradrachm80 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III. "the Great" (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (29 mm, 16.74 g). Civic issue, Mesembria mint, c. 250-187 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, corinthian helmet above monogram.
Price p. 182, 992 var. (slightly different monogram).
ex Auctiones eAuction #10, Lot 12
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Alexander The Great, obol27 views336-323 BC
obol, 0.67g
Obv: Head of Herakles right
Rev: Zeus enthroned left
Sear-6736var.

ex HJB
areich
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint72 views28mm, 10.97g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Macedonian helm to left, monogram below throne
seems to match most closely Price 625 but the monogram seems to have only two cross bars instead of three
ex Gitbud & Naumann
CLICK picture for a larger, sharper version
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Alabanda20 viewsAlabanda, 169-168
30 mm, 16.45 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Pegasos to left, date (year 6 of local era) below throne
(Price 310, 2466. SNG Cop. 757)
ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH, Auction 32, Lot 41 (26.05.2010)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos85 viewsByblos, 330-320
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Price 431, 3426. SNG Oxford 3009
Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich M (2002), 2253.
Hess-Divo AG 317/147
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG 226/325
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos(?), 330-32031 viewsByblos(?), 330-320
27 mm, 16.95 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
(Price 3426; SNG Oxford cf. 3009)

ex De La Tour, ex Hess-Divo Auction 314/1083 (04.05.2009) and The Lugdunum Sale 1/ 25 (23.07.2013)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Mesembria38 viewsMesembria, ca. 150-125 BC
31 mm, 16.25 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter;Corinthian helmet and ΔA to left, ΓOP monogram below throne
(Price 1062)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Odessos(?)23 viewsOdessos mint?
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Phaselis24 viewsPhaselis
33 mm, 16.63 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, C over Φ to left, anchor countermark to right

areich
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8344 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm. Isis with infant Harpocrates17 viewsAlexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Ć Drachm (35mm, 24.20 gm). Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / Temple of two columns supporting pediment, ornamented with the crown of Uraeus, within, Isis enthroned right, holding Harpocrates.ancientone
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ALEXIUS I BILLION Trachy S-1936v DOC 31b342 viewsObv: + KE RO AAEZIW - Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left hand, 'IC' in left field, 'XC' in right field Rev. Alexius standing facing, wearing corwn and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger 3.46g 23.8mm

Very Rare coin minted in Philippopolis , smaller in size and a much higher grade of billion. Coin is noted in DOC but not in their collection.
Simon
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Alexius I aspron trachy, 1081-1118 AD, Constantinople41 viewsAlexius I,
trachy - 29mm, 3.31g
Constantinople - 1081-1118 AD
Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels
Bust of Alexius facing, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys, and holding cruciform sceptre and globe cross
Sear 1915
Ardatirion
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ALEXIUS I Billion Trachy DOC 25 S-1918248 viewsChrist enthroned facing wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium and holding book of gospels in l.

Rev Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chalmys and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr. coin grades as fine with legends gone, it has a nice silver apearance.

This type of Alexius trachea has been found to have as much as 30% silver
Simon
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Alexius I, SBCV 191813 viewsChrist enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC in fields to sides
AΛE ΔEC
Crowned bust of Alexius, facing, wearing chlamys, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Billon trachy, 27mm, 3.18g

Specimen flattened, pierced and chipped
novacystis
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Anchialos Commodus governor Julius Castus (184/5 AD)177 viewsAE29 13.02g

AV ∙ KAI Λ ∙ AVP | KOMOΔOC
Laureate head right

HΓ ∙ IOY ∙ KACTOY | AΓ | XIAΛEΩN
Serapis enthroned left holding scepter with Cerberos at feet

AMNG II-; Varbanov (E) –; Mionnet-; BMC-; SNG Cop.-

Pretty dark green and brown patina

Ex: CNG electronic auction 158 lot 145; From the Garth R. Drewry Collection; Ex Coin Galleries (12 April 1995), lot 305
Petrus Elmsley
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Anchor175 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C. AE-21 mm, 7.61 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor154 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C.AE-21 mm, 4.78 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D25 viewsAE FOLLIS 25 mm 5.70 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
laney
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D24 viewsAE FOLLIS 25 mm 5.95 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
laney
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D22 viewsAE FOLLIS 28 mm 5.27 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
laney
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D17 viewsANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D
AE FOLLIS 32 mm 8.91 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
laney
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D19 viewsAE FOLLIS 27 mm max. 6.29 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
laney
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS D20 viewsAE FOLLIS 28 mm 7.62 g
O: IC-XC, Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels
R: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL, Cross above, ornamentation below
(Time of Constantine IX, 1042 - 1055 AD)
no longer in collection
laney
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus30 viewsAntigonus I Monophthalmus, Silver drachm, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 17.9mm, 4.120g, Price 1979, Müller Alexander 555, SNG Cop,
OBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress;
REV: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle raised high in extended right,
long scepter vertical behind in left, A within wreath over B left, IAY monogram under throne;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

RARE

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C.,
he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus,
answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C.
Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. - Wikipedia
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C. Cleopatra Countermark. AE 6 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Cleopatra Countermark. AE , SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., Coin and countermark F, Antioch mint, , c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ANTIOCEWN THS MHTROPOLEWS”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter. jimbomar
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. AE 2437 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. Bronze AE 24, SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., Coin and countermark F, Antioch mint, 11.012g, 23.7mm, 180o, c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ANTIOCEWN THS MHTROPOLEWS”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter, uncertain date in ex; brown patina. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. AE 2410 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. Bronze AE 24, SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., coin and countermark VG, Antioch mint, 11.797g, 24.4mm, 0o, c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter, uncertain date in ex; brown patina. RPC notes this countermark as "Head of Apollo" but it may be Cleopatra. The bun behind the head and the piece of hair dangling behind the neck are similar to portraits of Cleopatra on bronze coins from Chalkis and Cyprus and tetradrachms from Syria. Perhaps it was countermarked by the mint that struck the Cleopatra / Antony tetradrachms. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antioch Civic Issue Zeus32 viewsAntioch, Seleukis & Pieria, Civic Issue, 90 - 89 BC, 21.73mm max, 7.2g, BMC Galatia, etc. pg. 153, 14
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right,
REV: ANTIOXEΩN THΣ METΡOΠOΛEΩΣ, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in outstretched right,
long scepter in left, trident inner left field near legs,
Romanorvm
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Antioch on the Orontes47 viewsAE 20, 7.54g, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 25-21/0 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, Caesarean era date K?, 25-21/0 BC), VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes37 viewsAE 20, 7.04g, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and Scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, aXF/VF, light green patina. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes48 viewsAE 20, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17/6 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).1 commentsMolinari
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Antioch on the Orontes23 viewsAE 20, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 63-49/8 BC. Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Pompeian era date not visible, black patina, F. Hoover HGC 9, 1371 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes28 viewsAE 20, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 62/1 BC. Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Pompeian era date E (62/1 BC), black patina, VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1371 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes33 viewsAE 20, 7.60g, Antioch on the Orontes, 90/89 BC, Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Seleukid era date GKS (90/89 BC), VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1370 (S-R1).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes25 viewsAE 20, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17/6 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, Caesarean era date not visible, F, bright orange desert patina. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes Civic issue. 1st cent. B.C. AE21mm 12 viewsAntioch on the Orontes Civic issue. 1st cent. B.C.
Obv. Zeus facing right, dotted border.
Rev. Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY
Double strike mint error.
Ref. Hoover HGC 9
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Antioch, Civic Issue, 1st Century B.C.14 views
Bronze AE 21 tetrachalkon, BMC Syria p. 153, 12 ff.; RPC I 4201 ff., F, Antioch mint, weight 5.853g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ANTIOCEWN THS METROPOLEWS, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in outstretched right, long scepter in left; ex Forvm
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Antioch; Head of Zeus/ Zeus enthroned left; AE 2120 viewsSELEUKIS AND PIERIA, ANTIOCHEIA, 1st cent. B.C. Ć 21, 8.6g. Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev. ANTIOCEWN THS MHTROPOLEWS, Zeus enthroned left. Sear GCV 5853 var. Podiceps
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ANTIOCHEIA, SELEUCIS & PIERIA25 viewsANTIOCHEIA, SELEUCIS & PIERIA, AE20. 1st Century B.C. Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev.: Seus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ behind; ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ before. 77 to 6 B.C. Reference: Sear #5854. dpaul7
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Antiochus III 223 - 187 B.C.10 viewsAntiochus III 223 - 187 B.C. Ae 23.5mm. 14.96g. (Soli mint 197 - 187 B.C.). Obv: Head of Apollo r., hair rolled around face, krobylos behind, two long spiral curls falling forward over shoulder, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, Athena enthroned l. holding Nike crowning royal name, elbow resting on shield, dotted border. SC 1024.2b. Coins of the Seleucid Empire Part II No 232ddwau
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Antiochus VIII38 viewsAntiochus VIII Tetradrachm
29 mm 15.95 gm
His diademed head right
Zeus enthroned left holding nike and sceptre
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Antonia/Claudius mule54 viewsANTONIA AVGVSTA
Bare head of Antonia right

CERES AVGVSTA SC
Ceres enthroned left holding corn ears and torch

Provincial mint? 41-2 AD

10.83g
Die axis 180

Obverse Sear 1902 or 1903, RIC 92 or 104
Reverse Sear 1855 or 1856, RIC 94 or RIC 110

SOLD!


An interesting and rare dupondius. The obverse from Claudius in honor of his mother Antonia, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. The reverse is from a dupondius of Claudius. Both dies were in use at the same time giving rise to speculation, was this an "official" mistake from the mint or is this an ancient counterfeit? Style suggests a Provincial mint.

Encrustations and some bronze disease on the obverse is being treated.
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Antoninus Pius 26 viewsAntoninus Pius
26 mm 13.37 gm
O: Zeus Nikephorus (with features of Antoninus Pius) enthroned left
R: Tyche of Tarsus seated right on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and poppy; at feet, river-god Cydnus swimming right
Provincial of Cilicia, Tarsus
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius29 viewsAE Sestertius.
Struck at Rome c.A.D.145 - 161.
Reverse: Securitas enthroned facing left, holding sceptre and propping head on left hand; across field, S - C.

BMC 1712; Coh. 757; RIC III 782.
Scarce
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius27 viewsAE Sestertius.
Struck at Rome c.A.D.145 - 161.
Reverse: Securitas enthroned facing left, holding sceptre and propping head on left hand; across field, S - C.

BMC 1712; Coh. 757; RIC III 782.
Scarce
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius25 viewsOrichalcum Sestertius 140-144 AD. Rome. Obv: laureate head right with ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III legend. Rev: small SC below seat, Ops enthroned left, holding transverse sceptre and drawing up drapery from shoulder with OPI AVG legend.Philoromaos
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)26 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: DIVO PIO, cult statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding a branch and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 162 AD

3.2 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC III M. Aurelius 442, RSC 352, S5194
SPQR Matt
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD (Posthumous issue)10 viewsObv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: DIVO PIO, cult statue of Antoninus Pius enthroned left, holding a branch and a scepter.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 162 AD

3.46 grams, 19.2 mm, 180°

RIC III M. Aurelius 442, RSC 352, S5194

Ex: FORVM
Matt Inglima
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Antoninus Pius, Ć drachm of AD 148-14920 viewsĆ Drachm (21,42g, Ř 35mm, 11h). Alexandria mint. Struck AD 148-149.
Obv.: AYT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTΩNINOC CEB EYC, radiate head right.
Rev.: L TPIC - KAIΔ (regnal year 13), Dikaiosyne (=Aequitas) enthroned left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Dattari 2518; BMCG 1063; Cologne 1634; Milne 2051; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4441
Ex J.Jencek (2010).
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Apollo (head of?)171 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-23 mm, 11.57 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
Automan
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Apollo (head of?)223 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-25 mm, 11.17 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
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AR Stater of Tarsos, Cilicia in the name of the Satrap Mazaios 361-334BC19 viewsOBVERSE: Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, holding eagle, corn-ear with bunch of grapes in right hand and lotus-headed scepter in left; Aramaic legend to right Baal Tarz.
REVERSE: Lion on the back of a kneeling bull which it attacks with teeth and claws., above is Aramaic legend Mazdai all within circles of dots.
Sear 5650 B.M.C. 21.171,21

Mazaios was the Satrap of Cilicia under the Persian monarchs. He made the wise decision of allying himself with Alexander when he showed up on the frontier of his territory. Alexander could be very generous to local rulers when they saw things his way and Mazaios was given a position in the new order. The coin is particularly interesting because the mage of Baal is clearly the prototype for 'Zeus Aetophoros' on the subsequent Alexandrine coinage.
Most test cuts are probably done by striking with a sharp chisel. The very deep and shaped cut here must have been done with some kind of highly levered tool like a modern bolt cutter.
Weight 10.8 grams
daverino
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Arcadius76 viewsAE 15 mm 3.7 grams, , 401-403 A.D.;
OBV :: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross
REV :: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Antioch mint?
From uncleaned lot 09/2007
Johnny
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Arcadius10 viewsArcadius AE3. DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre & Victory on globe, ANTG in ex.simmurray
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Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint8 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Pearl helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross.

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre and Victory on globe. Mintmark ANTΓ.

Reference: RIC IX Antioch 97

Ex: Kayser-i Run Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Arcadius Concordia29 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.
Bronze AE 3, RIC X 85 (Arcadius) or 87 (Honorius), aVF, Constantinople mint, weight 2.235g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.;
OBV: D N [ARCADI?] - VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, spear in right over right shoulder behind head, shield decorated with a cross on left arm;
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, long vertical scepter in right, Victory on globe in left, foot on prow, CONSA in exergue (off flan); scarce;

This reverse type combined with a facing military bust was struck by Arcadius at Constantinople in his own name and also for Honorius and Theodosius II. Since part of the obverse legend is off-flan, we cannot determine if the coin was struck by Arcadius in his own name or in the name of Honorius. Both types are scarce.
EX Forvm Ancient Coins

SCARCE
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Arcadius unknown CONCORDIA AVGG9 viewsArcadius Ć3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4 right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter & Victory on globe, exe not shown. Ric 97?
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Arcadius, AE3, CONCORDIA AVGGG10 viewsAE3
Arcadius
Augustus: January 19, 383 - May 1, 408AD
Issued: August 9, 378 - August 25, 383AD
18.5 x 17.5mm 1.90gr 7h
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed small bust, right.
R: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter and globe; prow under right foot.
Exergue: (Palm branch), angled left, left field; ligate HN, right field; SMNA, below.
Nicomedia Mint
Rated R4
RIC IX Nicomedia 31c
ancientcoinmarket (GAC Auctions) 323130564919
3/19/18 4/04/18
Nicholas Z
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Arcadius, CONCORDIA AVGG, RIC 859 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC IX 85, VF, Constantinople mint, 2.13g, 16.7mm, 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe, CONSA in ex; scarce. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Artabanos II AR Drachm13 viewsAR Drachm
Parthia, Artabanos II, 10-38 CE
Diameter: 19-21 mm, Weight: 3.57 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: Bust to left, long square cut beard, hair almost straight, ear ring visible.

Reverse: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛNOΔ EVEPΓETOV ΔIXAIOV EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛXOC, Archer enthroned sitting right, mintmark below bow.

Mint: Ekbatana (Hamadan, Iran)

Notes:
- Sellwood type 63.6

Ex Ye Olde Coin Co (South Australia), 2004
Pharsalos
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As; VESTA S C, RIC I 384 viewsCaligula; 16 March 37- 24 January 41 A.D. Copper as, RIC I 38, Cohen 27, BMCRE I 46, SRCV I 1803, Fair, dark patina, Rome mint, 8.511g, 27.0mm, 180o, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left; reverse VESTA S C, Vesta enthroned left, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Asklepios, hld. serpent-staff194 viewsPHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Nero. Ć 20. Circa A.D. 65. Obv: (NEPWNACE)BACTOИ-AKMONE(IC). Laureate head right, aegis on chest; above crescent; beneath winged caduceus (not visible); Countermark before. Rev: (CEP)OYHNIOYKAΠITWNO(CKAIIOYΛIACCEOYHPAC), EΠI APX TO Г in field to right. Zeus enthroned left, in right extended hand holding phiale over owl, resting left arm on sceptre. Ref: BMC 43; SNG Cop 29; RPC 3176. Axis: 330°. Weight: 4.27 g. Magistrate: L. Servinius Capito (archon). Third issue. CM: Asklepios standing, holding serpent-encircled staff, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 9 mm. Howgego 241 (12 pcs). Note: There was a local cult of Asklepios. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Athena Greek Goddess of War258 viewsSilver tetradrachm, references: SNG Cop 1130; condition: VF, mint: uncertain, weight: 16.590g, maximum diameter: 30.5mm, die axis: 270o, date struck: after 297 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Athena enthroned left, rests arm on shield, transverse spear against right side, holds Nike crowning name, monogram under arm, lion's head in exergue;
Sam Mansourati Collection
An absolute beauty EX FORVM auction
Sam
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Attalus I AR Tetradrachm 241-197 BC23 viewsOBV: Diademed head of Philetairos, founder of the Pergamene dynasty, to right
REV: Athena enthroned left resting left arm on shield and placing a wreath on the name of PHILETAIROY with her extended right arm. 'A' in field below Athena's arm - likely Sear 7720
Philetairos was a eunuch trusted by Seleukos to guard the treasury at Pergamon. This he did for many years before eventually striking out on his own and founding a dynasty by adoption. Attalus I, one of his successors was a loyal ally of Rome in its wars with Macedon.
The coin is worn but it still retains much of its original portrait quality. The engravers of royal Greek tetradrachms often tried to capture a subtle atmospheric effect by fading the profile into the fields.
Diam 27.6 mm, wt 15.6 gm
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Augusta Traiana Caracalla sicinnius Kybele26 viewsQ. Sicinnius Clarus Po[ntianus?] 202AD

AE29 12.70g

Ob: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC / ANTΩNINOC
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right


Rx: HΓ CIKINNIOV [KΛAPOV AVΓOVCTHC]
Ex: TPAIANHC
Kybele enthroned left holding patera and resting left arm on drum, lions below

Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis 226 (rx depicted Tafel 23); Varbanov (E) II 1247 (not depicted); Mionnet S. 2 –; BMC-; SNG Cop. -
rennrad12020
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Augusta Traiana Marcus Aurelius Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)39 viewsMarcus Aurelius

AE 31 14.39g

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Obv: AV KAI M AVPH | ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate cuirassed bust right

Rev: HΓE TOVΛ M[AΞI]MOV AVΓOVC[THC
Ex: TPAIANHC
Zeus enthroned left holding scepter and patera


Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis # 20 p. 57 depicted Tafel 2 rev, obv Tafel 1; Varbanov ( E) II 876-7; BMC -; Mionnet –


Dark tan patina
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Augusta Traiana Septimius Severus Statilius Barbarus38 viewsSeptimius Severus
AE 32 15.4g.
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Governor T. Statilius Barbarus (196-8 AD)

AVK Λ ∙ CEΠTIM CEVH[POC Π
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
HΓE CT BAPBAPOV AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC
Kybele enthroned left holding patera and resting left arm on drum, lions below

Schönert-Geiss Die Münzprägung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis p 71 #118 rx- tafel 9; Varbanov (E) II 1033

Green patina with earthen deposits
Petrus Elmsley
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Axe, double-headed159 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Jr. Ć 17. A.D. 54-59 (?). Obv: AΓPI(ΠΠINA-ΣEBA)ΣTH. Draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: (BAΣΣAK)ΛEΩNOΣ-(EVMENEΩN). Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale in right hand streched out, left arm resting on drum. Ref: BMC 44-46; Sear GIC 536; RPC 3151. Axis: 360°. Weight: 2.80 g. Magistrate: Bassa Kleonos archierea. CM: Axe, double-headed, with serpent around the handle, in rectangular punch, c. 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 374 (11 pcs, 2 of which from Agrippina Jr.). Collection Automan.Automan
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AXUM. Armah48 viewsObverse: Armah enthroned right, wearing crown, holding cruciform scepter
Reverse: Cross connected to ring by stem; wheat stalks emerging from ring
Date : Circa 630-650
Reference : Hahn, Aksumite 72a; Munro-Hay type 153; BMC Axum 573
Grade : Near VF
Weight : 1.85g
Metal : AE
Comments : 20mm, light deposits, flan break
Bolayi
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Baal or Zeus (Interpretatio Graecia) on Cilician Stater of Satrap Mazaios246 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88g, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strikes on high points. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor long before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
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Bactrian/Indo Greek - Hermaios (90-70 BCE) - Posthumous AD 20-4010 viewsSize/Metal: AE25; Weight: 8.86 grams; Mint: Uncertain Mint in the Paropamisadai or Gandhara Region; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Date: 20-40 AD (Posthumous); Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΡMAIOΥ ΣΩTHΡOΣ (King Hermaios the Savior). Diademed draped bust right. Reverse: Zeus enthroned facing 3/4 left with right hand raised making benediction gesture and holding scepter. Monogram to left and Kharoshthi letter to right - in Kharoshthi, Maharajasa tratarasa Heramayasa (of Great King Hermaios the Savior). References: Bopearachchi #20; Mitchiner #236, Hoover #308.museumguy
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Bactrian/Indo Greek - Hermaios (90-70 BCE) - Posthumous AD 20-406 viewsSize/Metal: AE23; Weight: 9.42 grams; Mint: Uncertain Mint in Eastern Gandhara; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Date: 20-40 AD (Posthumous); Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ SOTHROS/ERMAIOY (of Great King Hermaios the Savior). Diademed draped bust right. In Kharoshthi (Maharajasa tratarasa Heramayasa). Reverse: Zeus enthroned facing 3/4 left, making benediction gesture and holding scepter - monogram to left and Kharoshthi letter to right. References: Bopearachchi #20; Mitchiner MACW #2041, Hoover #308.museumguy
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Basiliscus and Marcus (RIC X 1032-1033)17 viewsBasiliscus (-476/7) Eastern Roman Emperor (475-476), joint rule with his son Marcus. Ć Nummus. Constantinople or Nicomedia mint. Obverse: diademed bust right, (D N bASIL) ET MAR (P AVG). Reverse: Two emperors nimbate enthroned facing, holding globe in right hand. RIC X 1032-3 (R3, R4).Jan
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Bela IV (1235 - 1270 A.D.) 28 viewsHungary
AR denar
O: REX*-BELA+, king enthroned facing, holding scepter. 
R: MONETA REGISP HVNGARIA, pearled cross, four stars around. 
.64g
14mm
Ref: Huszár 320; CNH 253., Unger(ÉH-I.):218
From the Sallent Collection; From the Kenneth Miller Collection of Ake-Ptolemaďs and Related Biblical Coins
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191818 viewsObverse:(worn) Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium holding book of gospels in l., in field to l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +AAEZIW AECIIT or similar, bust wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: post reform, 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1918 H pl 7.1
29mm 3.04gm
wileyc
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus-Lascaris SB 2061 Type A44 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate enthroned without back, holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short military tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
Mint: nicaea
Date: 1205-12? CE
Sear 2061 H 30.7-10
23mm 2.49gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type R SB 203853 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned in Bendiction
Reverse: Virgin, full length, orans wearing tunic and maphorion
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2038 Hentype R attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 2.42gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205041 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205049 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
20/16 1gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy Theodore I Commenus-Ducus SB 216242 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse Theodore L., and St. Demetrius .
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1224-1230
Sear 2162
26mm 2.4gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy Theodore I Commenus-Ducus SB 216441 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse Theodore L., and St. Demetrius r., stg holding cross in circle on staff between them.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1224-1230
Sear 2164
17mm .89gm
wileyc
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Bohemia: Premysl I. Ottokar (1197-1230) Denar, Prauge Mint (Cach-661, Šmerda-299)9 viewsObv: Crowned king facing with scepter and orb. Legend around - + REX . OCTACARVS
Rev: Enthroned St. Wenceslaus facing with flag in right hand, left hand raised. Legend around - + SCS WENCEZLAVS
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1819 GEORGE III AE 2 Oboli (Penny)17 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ:. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1819 below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated on globe facing left, shield leaning at her side, right hand resting on her right knee and holding laurel-branch, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 34mm (Penny) | Weight: 18.4gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 33 | Pridmore 18
Very Rare

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London. This issue, the 2 Oboli, was only struck in 1819.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1820 GEORGE III AE 2 Lepta (Farthing)13 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ:. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1820• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated on globe facing left, shield leaning at her side, right hand resting on her right knee and holding laurel-branch, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 22mm (Farthing) | Weight: 4.67gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 31 | Pridmore 21

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*Alex
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1862 VICTORIA AE Lepton8 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ•. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1862• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield at her side, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 16.5mm | Weight: 1.75gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 34

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*Alex
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Bronze AE3 of Arcadius14 viewsBronze AE3 of Arcadius minted in Cyzicus between 401-403 AD. 17 mm, 2.48 g

Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed bust facing, with cuirass, spear and crossed shield

Rev: CONCORDI-A AVGG Constantinople enthroned holding sceptre and Victory on globe, prow under right foot, SMKA in ex

Attribution: RIC X Arcadius 94
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Bronze stater of King Harsha (1089-1101 AD), Kashmir, North India94 viewsEnthroned Ardoxsho facing; Nagari legend: "Harsha Raja" / King standing, Nagari legend "Deva". 19mm, 5.5 grams. Very attractive. Mitchiner NIS 188-189.

These remarkable and attractive coins are the descendants of the gold and silver Kushan staters, and have a distinction of being the longest-minted issue in history - the Goddess/King design remained virtually unchanged in the 1300+ years history of this issue.

From 1089 to 1101 A. D., King Harsha ruled Kashmir. Versed in many languages, a good poet, lover of music and art, he started his rule in a remarkable way, and became famous in northern India. His court was a centre of luxury and splendour. He introduced new fashions in dress and ornaments. His ministers were gorgeously dressed, wore earrings and head dresses, previously reserved for the members of ruling families only. But strangely enough, Harsha's career became a record of follies and misdeeds. The people also suffered from famine, and plague as well, and a considerable section of people became victims of these calamities. A confusion followed these misfortunes, leading to a general rising of the people under two royal princes Uccalia and Succalla. Harsha along with his son Bhoja were murdered, and the Kashmir throne passed into the hands of two princes respectively. Both the princes met the fate of Harsha and when our great historian Kalhan completed his 'Rajatarangini' in 1149 - 50 King Jaisimha, the last great ruler of the Hindu times was ruling the state.

Antonio Protti
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BULGARIA - IVAN ALEXANDER118 viewsBEAUTIFUL Medieval AR Grosh Jesus and Two Kings -- Bulgarian Kingdom -- Nice toned with high relief Silver grosh of Ivan Alexander (1331 - 1371 A.D.) 22 mm, 1.73 g. Obv.: Christ enthroned facing, hands raised in benediction. Monograms in Cyrillic on both sides. Rev.: Ivan Alexander (left) and Michael Asen (right) both sides of banner. Monograms in Cyrillic on both sides. dpaul7
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BULGARIA - Ivan Stratismir90 viewsBULGARIA Vidin Kingdom - Ivan Stratismir (1356 – 1396) Reduced silver Grosh, Vidin mint. Rare r4 mint mark grosh. This one is second emission with diameter 18 mm and weight 0.56 g. The first issue has same diameter but weight 1.40 g. This one has unusually good details.
Obv.: Bust of Jesus Christ facing. Legend in Bulgarian between two doted circles.
Rev.: The king enthroned facing. Flower (star?) as a mint mark in the lower field. Legend in Greek between two doted circles.
Ref.: A. Radushev, G. Jecov. Catalog of the Bulgarian Medieval Coins. p. 178, 1.14.4
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BULGARIA Second Empire Konstantin I Asen. 1257–12777 views
Ć Trachy, Tarnovo mint.
Av: Large cross; traces of IC XC in upper quarters, stars in lower quarters

Rv: Konstantin I enthroned facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; manus Dei to upper right.

Rare 1,92 gr 25,5 mm

Dochev, Katalog 0630; Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.4.8; Youroukova & Penchev 41.
Britanikus
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Bulgaria, Ivan Stracimir, (1356 - 1397 A.D.), Second Bulgarian Empire, Vidin Kingdom, AR-grosch, Moushmov 7542, 119 viewsBulgaria, Ivan Stracimir, (1356 - 1397 A.D.), Second Bulgarian Empire, Vidin Kingdom, AR-grosch, Moushmov 7542,
avers:- nimbate half length figure of Christ, right hand raised in benediction, book of gospels in left, IC - XC flanking head, legend around
revers:- Stracimar enthroned facing, nimbate, scepter in right, mappa in left, lis left and right, rosette between legs, legend around
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 0,62g, axis: h,
mint: Vidin, date: 1356 - 1397 A.D., ref: Moushmov 7542
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quadrans
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Bulgaria: Georgi Terter II (1322-1323) AR Grosh (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.10.1)85 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Georgi and St. Mark standing facing, holding banner between them
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/5–1396) AR Groš (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.14.1; Youroukova & Penchev-107)54 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction, IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace; axe under throne
SpongeBob
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/5–1396) AR Groš (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.14.2)16 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction, IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace; right-facing head under throne
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/5–1396) AR Groš (Youroukova & Penchev-107)42 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, set on palm frond; IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace
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Bulgaria: Mihail Asen III Šišman (1323–1330) AR Groš (Youroukova & Penchev-64)45 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Mihail Asen facing on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Bulgaria: Mihail Assen III Šišman (1323-1330) AR Grosh (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.11.3)81 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: MICHAEL ASENX (S retrograde), Mihail and St. Mark (?) standing facing, holding banner between them; I/P to left of banner
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Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (1300-1322) AR Grosh, Veliko Turnovo Mint (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.1-3)65 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (1300–1322) AR Groš (Youroukova & Penchev-53)41 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Bust right, in circular punch155 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Jr. Ć 16. A.D. 54-59 (?). Obv: AΓPIΠΠI(NA)-ΣE(BAΣ)TH. Draped bust right; Countermark before. Rev: BAΣΣAKΛEΩNOΣ-EVMENEΩN. Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale in right hand streched out, left arm resting on drum. Ref: BMC 44-46; Sear GIC 536; RPC 3151. Axis: 360° Weight: 3.34 g. Magistrate: Bassa Kleonos archierea. CM: Bust right, in circular punch, 5.5 mm.Howgego - (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Isaac II Angelus38 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Isaac II Angelus (1185-1195 & 1203-1204) Billon Aspron Trachy, 1st Reign issue. Obv.: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her the himbate head of the infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP - Θν (with line above). Rev.: Isaac standing facing, wearing a crown, divitision and loros, and sagion; he holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper right field; to left ΙC / ΑΑ / Κ / Ι / ΟC ; to right ΔΕΣ / Π / Ο / Τ /ΗC Reference: SBC 2003dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - JUSTIN II87 viewsAE Follis - S-#360. 570 A.D. Obverse: Justin II and Sophia enthroned - Obverse Legend: DN IVSTINVS PP AV
Officina: A. Constantinople Mint. Year: GI
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule58 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule57 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I107 viewsManuel I 1143-1180AD Billon trachy "Mother Deum" Billon trachy, 3.68 g., 30 mm. Obv.: The Virgin enthroned. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev.: Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross. Ref.: D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values, p. 396, 1964 dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AD 1295-132010 viewsAR Basilikon, 22mm, 2.1g, 6h; Mint of Constantinople.
Obv.: IC XC KVREI BOHΘH, Christ enthroned, right hand raised in benediction, large dot either side.
Rev.: ΑVΤΩΚΡΑΤΟ - PΕC PWΜΑION; Andronicus standing left and Michael standing right; holding between them a labarum.
Reference: DOC V part 1.Class VIII.(f) 528-534
From the H8Modern Collection / 17-142-115
John Anthony
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118 CE) AR Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1907; DOC 9) 18 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, holding Gospels; across field, barred IC XC
Rev: Crowned bust of Alexius I facing, weaing loros, holding labarum and akakia; in left and right fields, star

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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Ć Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1922; DOC-35)25 viewsObv: IC XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: +ΕΙ ΔΕC; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-798)20 viewsObv: ddNN hERACLIYS ET hERA CONST; Heraclius left, bearded and Heraclius Constantinus right, without beard, enthroned facing, both wearing cruciform crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. Cross between their heads
Rev: DEYS ADIYTA ROMANIS; Cross on pellet and three steps, K in right field
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Ć Decanummium, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear-383; DOC 182)11 viewsObv: Justin II and Sophia enthroned, holding scepters and globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; above, cross; across field, date (A/N/N/O Ч/II); τHЄЧP in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206a. MIB 130)16 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, A; in exergue, +THEUP
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206b. MIB 130)14 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, B; in exergue, +THEUP
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2295; DOC 136-43; Lianta 582-83; Grierson 1369; Bendall T.2)14 viewsObv: St. Demetrius enthroned facing, holding sword across knees
Rev: Michael, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by St. Demetrius; Manus Dei above

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Dumbarton Oaks Collection
Quant.Geek
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BYZANTINE, Alexius 1 Comnenus, A.D.1081 - 1118, AV Hyperpyron172 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing on square-backed throne, raising right hand in benediction.
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Sear 1924/25 (Thessalonika)
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople51 viewsSilver Basilikon
Obv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperors Standing with Labarum Between Them
1.94g
Sear 2402
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Bulgarian Imitation 1195-1200 103 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter, Crowned by Virgin
DO Vol IV, Plate XXVI, 1
Imitation of Manuel I, Sear 1966
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Bulgarian Imitation 1200-1202(?)51 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Sceptre and Akakia
DO IV pl XXVI 2
Imitation of Isaac II Angelus, Sear 2003
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Constantine IX Monomachus, AV Histamenon Nomisma, Struck at Constantinople. A.D.1042 - 105568 viewsObv: +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInm. Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction, in left hand, book of gospels, the whole surrounded by a triple border.
Rev: +cwnstAntn bASILeus Rm. Bust of Constantine IX facing, bearded, wearing crown, loros and sacros, and holding labarum and plain globus cruciger. The whole surrounded by a triple border.
Sear: 1829

These coins are of a thin, spread fabric; usually, but not always, scyphate.
Optimus
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BYZANTINE, Isaac II Angelus 1185-1195 Constantinople73 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2003
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Justin II 565-578 Nicomedia64 viewsObv: Emperor and Empress Enthroned, DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVG
Rev: Large M, Anno 5, Cross Above, Oficina A, NIKO in exergue
Sear 369
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261141 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum and Akakia
Sear 2021
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople84 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Sword and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2045
This coin has nine holes around the periphery of the design, so it can be sewn onto clothing.
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople53 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Enthroned, Holding Akakia in Left Hand
20 mm
Sear 2046, DO Vol IV plate LII 32
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople64 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
22-26 mm
Small module imitation of Empire of Nicaea trachy, Sear 2061
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople89 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum and Akakia
Small Module
Sear 2044
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople64 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Sword and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2045
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople82 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned (indistinct)
Rev: St. Helena and St. Constantine with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
Sear 2049 (Small Module Version of Sear 2057)
Overstruck on an uncertain undertype.
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople54 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Wearing Loros, Holding Scepter and Globus Cruciger
Overstruck on an Uncertain Undertype
Small Module
Sear 2047
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople44 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Labarum, Crowned by Virgin
Overstruck on an Uncertain Undertype, and Clipped
Sear 2026. DO Vol IV, Plate XLIX, 6.
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople49 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ
Large Module, Clipped
Sear 2028, DO Vol IV, plate L 8
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Thessalonica68 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Wearing Loros, Holding Scepter and Globus Cruciger
Large Module
Sear 2055
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BYZANTINE, Manuel I 1143-1180 Constantinople92 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Virgin Crowning Emperor
Sear 1966
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BYZANTINE, Manuel I 1143-1180 Constantinople38 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Virgin Crowning Emperor
Sear 1966

This coin has been very neatly clipped, in contrast to the crudely clipped Latin trachea that are quite common. Its size is 17 mm. According to DO Vol IV, some trachea of John II through Alexius III were officially clipped in Constantinople between 1195 and 1204 to reduce their bullion value to their actual face value. This practice apparently ended with the Latin conquest in 1204.

Coins of this type are pictured in DO VOl IV Plate LIII, 13d.22 and 13f.38.
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Manuel I Billon Trachy28 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing.

Rev: The Virgin crowning emperor.

Date: 1143 - 1180 A.D.

30.54 mm - 5.8 grams

Ref: S. 1966
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople44 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum-Headed Scepter and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2291v, Michael VIII UC.5v
(Labarum-headed scepter appears to be visible to the left of Emperor's head, which would make this a variant of the published type which has a normal scepter)
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople67 viewsObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Emperor Enthroned with Scepter and Globus
Sear 2290, Michael VIII UC 4
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople47 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned, Hand Raised in Benediction
Rev: Emperor Holding Long Cross and City Model. "B" and Backward "B" in Fields.
Sear 2280
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BYZANTINE, Theodore I 1208-1222 Nicaea67 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
Sear 2061
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BYZANTINE, Theodore I 1208-1222 Nicaea53 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Scepter Cruciger and Akakia
Sear 2062
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-1237 43 viewsObv: Archangel Michael Standing
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius Enthroned,
Holding Model City Between Them
Sear 2183, DO IV plate XLI, 9
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123751 viewsObv: St. Michael (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius Enthroned, Holding Model of Thessalonica Between Them
19 x 17 mm
Sear 2183 variant, DOC vol IV, pl. XLI, 9 variant

This coin is unpublished in Sear and DOC as a small module. Other differences: on this coin Manuel is holding a sword instead of a scepter, and there is no legend between the figures. If anyone has seen a coin like this, or has any further information about it, please let me know.
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Caligula (A.D. 37-41)14 viewsAE As, A.D. 37-38, Rome, 29.8mm, 9.92g, 180°, RIC 138.
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT. Bare head left.
Rev: VESTA. Vesta enthroned left, patera in right, scepter in left; S C in field.
Joseph D5
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Caligula As, RIC I 5440 viewsRome mint, Caligula As, 40-41 A.D. AE, 10.595g, 27.7mm, RIC I 54, BMCRE I 72, Cohen 29, holed at center
O: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P, bare head left
R: VESTA S C, Vesta enthroned left, patera extended in right, long scepter transverse in left
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Caligula, 37 - 41 AD61 viewsObv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head of Caligula facing left.

Rev: VESTA S - C, Vesta enthroned, left, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left.

Copper As, Rome Mint, 37 - 38 AD

11.6 grams, 27 mm, 180°

RIC I 38, S1803, VM 9
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Cappadocia, Tyana, Antoninus Pius, SNG von Aulock 654016 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 23, 9.22g, 22.58mm, 0°
struck AD 155/56 (RY 19)
obv. A - NTWNEIN - OC CEBACT - OC
laureate head r.
rev, TYANEWN T - PT IER ACV AVTO
in l. field one below the other ET / QI (RY 19)
Tyche of Tyana in long garment and wearing mural crown enthroned l. on throne
decorated with gryphon, resting with l. hand on seat and holding in extended r. hand
grain ears and bunch of grapes; below river god Euphrates(?) swimming l.
ref. SNG von Aulock 6540; SNG Copenhagen 317
rare, about VF

TPT = TWN PROC TAVRW
Jochen
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Caracalla & Julia Domna, AE 2929 viewsANTWNINOC AVGOVTOC IOVLIA DO
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, draped bust, confronted
VP KVNTILIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN
Zeus enthroned left, holding patera and scepter, reversed E in left field.
AMNG 653, Varbanov (Eng) I, 1059 but listed with a different obverse
H&J 6.19.1.3 but different reverse die.
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Caracalla (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) (198-217 A.D.)5 viewsSRCV ___, RIC IV 111, Van Meter --.
AR Denarius, 3.13 g., 19.70 mm max., 180°
Rome mint, struck 209 A.D.

Obv: ANTONINVS-PIVS AVG, laureate bust right.

Rev: PONTIF TR P XII COS III, Concordia enthroned left, patera in right hand, double cornucopiae in left.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter --.
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius41 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
Rev. P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter enthroned left, holding Victory & scepter, eagle at foot left.
Ref. RSC 343, RIC 277c
Rome mint
Year 216

ANTONIUS PIUS AUGUSTUS GERMANICUS - Antonius Pius is your Emperor and Augustus and has conquered the Germans
PONTIFEX MAXIMUS TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XVIII CONSUL IIII PATER PATRIAE - High priest, Tribune of the People for the eighteenth time, Consul for the fourth time and father of the country

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Caracalla, AE 24 Diassaria30 viewsIMP C M AVR ANTONIN
Bust laureate, right
MVNICIP ST/OBENSIVM
Zeus enthroned left, holding Victory before, a scepter behind
Josifovski 529-530, same dies (V9, R10)
Varbanov 4066
Kuzmanovic Collection 1008-1010
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Caracalla, AE 24 Diassaria30 viewsA C M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, cuirassed, right
STOB/EN M/VNICI
Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and staff
V8, R unlisted
Kuzmanovic Collection 1019
Reverse die very similar to R9. This is an astonishing 18th reverse die paired with V8.
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Caracalla, Stobi27 viewsA C M AVR ANTONINVS
laureate cuirassed bust right, as seen from behind

STOB/EN MVNICI
Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and staff

V8, R?
Ae 21-23mm; 4.7g
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Celtic Tetradrachm45 viewsImitation of Philipp III of Macedon Tetradrachm
3rd - 2nd centuries BC
26 mm, 16.93 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, two monograms in left field, Z below throne
(Lanz 899; CCCBM I 189-191)
ex Friedinger-Pranter collection
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CELTIC, DANUBIAN CELTS40 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III
3rd Century BC or later
3.79 grams
Kostial 947
Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before.
Richard M10
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CELTIC, Danubian Imitation of Philip III of Macedon 3rd-1st century BC23 viewsDanubian Imitation of Philip III of Macedon 3rd-1st century BC
AR Tetradrachm
Weight: 14,13 g
Size: 30 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Faint head of Heracles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left.
Ref: De La Tour 9640, Ferrer 336, Sear 212
Jorge C
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Celtic, Lower Danube, Uncertain tribe. 2nd century B.C.18 viewsAR Drachm
Imitating Philip III of Macedon
O: Head of Herakles wearing lions skin headdress knotted at throat, right.
R: Zeus enthroned holding eagle.
19mm
3.61g
Lanz 939; CCCBM I 203-4

Die crack at 1 O'Clock
Mat
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CELTS 3rd Century BC or later7 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III

Grade is AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5

This coin was sold by Heritage and described as follows:

"DANUBIAN CELTS. Imitating Alexander. Ca. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR drachm."

Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress

Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before. Cf..

Kostial 947
Richard M10
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative61 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Alexander or Philip III, c. 150 B.C. - c. 50 A.D.,
Silver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII (or similar)
Fair, 3.314g, 19.1mm, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress; reverse Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right; struck with extremely worn dies. ex Forvm
Randygeki(h2)
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Cilicia Adana9 viewsObv. Veiled head of Demeter right
Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre;
Skyler
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Balakros, stater121 viewsBalakros (333 - 323 BC)
25mm, 10.95g
obv: draped bust of Athena, wearing Attic helmet, facing
rev: Baaltars enthroned left, holding lotus scepter, ear of grain and bunch of grapes left, B over ivy leaf right, T under throne
(SNG BN 367)
2 commentsareich
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Satrap Mazaios. AR Stater.125 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88gm, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strike. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor even before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is both blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
6 commentsJason T
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CILICIAN ARMENIA - Levon I83 viewsCILICIAN ARMENIA -- Levon I (1198-1218) silver Tran. ACV 299? Enthroned king acing/2 lions either side of patriarchal chross. dpaul7
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Claudius Ceres RIC 9424 viewsClaudius, Rome, dupondius, 41 - 54 AD, 10.7g, 26.74mm max., Van Meter 14, RIC 94, SEAR 5 1855
OBV: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP,
REV: CERES AVGVSTA S C, Ceres enthroned left, holding two corn ears and long torch

This issue was a publicity issue to assure Roman citizens of an
ample supply of grain from N Africa.

Possible contemporary imitation.
Romanorvm
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 20039 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
21mm, 2.49g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 200313 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
20mm, 1.36g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 200313 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
21mm 1.49g
wileyc
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Commodus AE 17 - Nicopolis ad Istrum4 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum
Moesia Inferior
Commodus
Obv.: […] AΥ ΚΟΔΟC (sic)
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: NЄIKO ΠPOCC IC
Tyche enthroned left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel below throne
17 mm, 2.61 gr, 7 h
Varbanov-; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.10.38.21 (this coin)
Vladimir P
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COMMODUS Denarius RIC 649, Salus12 viewsOBV: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: TR P III IMP II COS P P, Salus enthroned left offering poppy to snake arising from altar
2.8, 17mm

Minted at Rome, 178 AD
Legatus
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Commodus, Serapis & Cerberus, year 298 viewsCOMMODUS billon tetradrachm. 26mm, 13.2g. Alexandria, Egypt. Regnal year 29 (188-189 A.D.) MA KOM ANTW CEB EVCEB, laureate bust right. Reverse - Serapis enthroned left, hand extended over Cerberus who stands at his feet. Sear RCV 5924. Ex IncitatusPodiceps
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CONCORDIA AVGGG, Roma enthroned facing, SMAQS in exergue; RIC IX 32c11 viewsValentinian II, 17 November 375 - 15 May 392 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC IX 32b, F, Aquileia mint, 2.18g, 17.5mm, 0o, 378 - 383 A.D.; obverse D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG, pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORDIA AVGGG, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe and reversed spear, SMAQS in exergue; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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CONSTANCE/KONSTANZ78 viewsCONSTANCE/KONSTANZ - AR Schilling, c. 1493. Obv.: Enthroned and nimbate St. Conrad. Rev.: City arms in tri-lobed border, eagle above. Ref.: Nau-18ff.dpaul7
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CONSTANTIUS I AE Follis or Nummus7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: FIDES MI-LITVM ("The loyalty of the military"), Fides enthroned holding a scepter in right hand and a military Ensign of the left hand; pellet right in field; TT in ex.
Struck at Ticinum 305-306 AD
9.15g, 28mm
RIC VI 55a; Sear 14170
Legatus
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Constantius II Gold solidus77 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017

4 commentsJay GT4
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Crusaders coin, Armenian Kingdom Cilicia 12th-14th Cent. A.D.27 viewsObverse: King enthroned facing
Reverse: Lions flanking patriarchal cross
Unknown Ruler
Dk0311USMC
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Henry II, Second Reign 1310 - 1324 AR gros36 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 D
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Cyprus: Usurper Isaac Comnenus (1185-1191) Ć Tetarteron, Type B (Sear-1998; DOC 10a)35 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: Isaac standing facing, being crowned by the Virgin Mary
SpongeBob
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Dacian Celts, Imitative of Philip III, 2nd Century B.C.26 viewsSilver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII, Fair, 1.927g, 15.7mm, obverse stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress, dot border; reverse PIL, Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right, monogram left (double ax with dot above), dot border; imitative of drachm of Philip III of Macedoncwonsidler
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Divo 006. 1643, 19 Mai, La Bataille de Rocroi.256 viewsObv. Head of Louis XIV right. LUDOVICUS XIIII REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS
Rev. Victoria enthroned on a mass of arms and standards, holding wreath and palm branch VICTORIA PRIMIGENIA, in ex, AD RUPEM REGIAM DIE V IMPER MDCXLIII.

Skillfully holed, possibly soon after issue.

The Battle of Rocroi was of immense historical importance. A large, veteran Spanish army was defeated by a smaller French force, the first time the Spanish had suffered a significant defeat in over a century. The loss was almost unthinkable, and it was not only a great propaganda victory for the French, it signalled the end of over a century of Spanish military supremacy and ultimately, the decline and end of the Spanish empire itself.
While the Spanish were able to pursue the war with some success after Rocroi, the loss of much of their elite army, andthe vast expense drained the Spanish economy and they were unable to defeat the simultaneous Portuguese rebellion.
LordBest
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EB0003 DANUBIAN CELTS9 viewsDANUBIAN CELTS, AR drm., 336-200 BC
Obverse: (Imitative of Alex. the Great), barbarized Young Herakles head
Reverse: Zeus enthroned (oops, rotated 90 degrees CCW)
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.439 g
EB
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EB0090 Alexander III / Athena50 viewsTHRACE, Lysimachos (unknown mint), 323 - 281 BC, Tetradrachm,
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great with Ammon horn right,
Rev. Athena enthroned left, holding Nike (monogram over crescent), resting elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, Muller 395, 16.92 grams
2 commentsEB
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EB0095 Antiochos IV / Zeus4 viewsAntioch, Antiochos IV Epiphanes, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 170-164 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Zeus enthroned left, with Nike and sceptre.
References: Newell SMA 54.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 16.403g.
EB
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EB0109 Antiochos VIII / Zeus0 viewsAntiochos VIII Gryphos, Antioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 121-96 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right (3rd reign).
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and sceptre (bankers mark over Nike).
References: Newell SMA 406; Babelon 1433; Pozzi 3022.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 15.068g.
EB
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EB0151 Vologases VI / Tyche6 viewsVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Billon Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: Tyche presenting wreath to king enthroned.
References: Sell. 88.1-17 (228 AD).
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.885g.
EB
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EB0544 Geta / Cybele22 viewsGeta, AE 28 of Ancyra, Phrygia, 198-209 AD.
Obv: [Λ CEΠT] ΓETAC KAI, Draped bust right.
Rev: EΠI ΛΠOΛΛOP' NOVC ΛOV AP A AΓKVP A NΩN, Cybele enthroned, holding patera in right hand with lion at her feet.
References: SNG AUL 3442, SLG WADDINGTON 5653.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 9.831 grams.
1 commentsEB
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EB0557 Gordian III / Aphrodite and Cupid12 viewsGordian III, AE 32 of Pisidia, Antioch, 238-244 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANOVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANTIOCHIA COLONIA CAESAR, SR in exergue, Aphrodite enthroned right, hand on prow, holding palm branch; Cupid running before, towards her.
References: Fitz. III 8859 p 1320; Krzyzanovska I/2; SNG Copenhagen 72.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 25.09 grams.
EB
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EB0623 Antoninus Pius / Cybele15 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD AE 33 of Alexandria. Year 20 = 156-157 AD.
Obv: AVT KTAIΛ AΔP (C C EBEYC) Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: Cybele enthroned left between two lions, L-K.
References: Dattari 2689.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 24.026 grams.
EB
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EB0624 Antoninus Pius / Isis12 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161 AD, AE Drachm of Alexandria, Year 10 (146/147 AD).
Obv: (AVT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTONINOC CEB EYC), laureate & draped bust right
Rev: LΔE-KATOV, Isis enthroned right, holding Harpocrates.
References: Dattari 2649; Milne 1918-1919.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 21.897 grams.
EB
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EB0676 Diocletian / Athena7 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 5 = 288-289.
Obverse: A K Γ o YA ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CEB, laureate draped bust right.
Reverse: Athena enthroned holding Nike
References: Dattari 5639/40.
Diameter: 19.5mm Weight: 8.032g

EB
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Edessa (Sanliurfa, Turkey) - Gordian III and Abgar X21 viewsThis coin is very worn, sorry.
[AVTOK. K. M. ANT. ΓOP]ΔIANOC [CEB.] , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
[AVTOK. ΓOPΔIANOC ABΓAPOC BACIΛEVC] , Gordian III seated right on chair set on platform facing Abgar X standing left and holding small nike.
Bronze, 31 mm.

Abgar X was king of Osrhoene and a close ally of the Romans when Gordian III led a military expedition against the Sassanid Persians in AD 242. With such a coin, minted in Edessa, the city of Abgar, we see the hierarchy of powers, who is enthroned, and who is standing in front of him waiting for orders. In fact, this coin reflects the feudal system in the Middle East at the time, and is closely paralleled by Parthian reliefs showing the King of Kings enthroned and a vassal king standing in front of him.

Bought in Amman (Jordan) just behind the Roman theatre.
Ginolerhino
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 290/291, Diocletianus, Zeus 14 viewsDiocletianus
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate head right.
Rev.: LZ (year 7, 290/291), Zeus enthroned left with patera and sceptre, eagle to left
Billon, 7.24g, 20.2mm
Ref.: Kampmann/Ganschow 119.67, G3252, D5779
Ex Pecunem 10, Group Lot 869
shanxi
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Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Emmett 158521 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - drachm, 20.71g, 33mm
struck AD 144/45 (year 8)
obv. [AVT K T AIL ADR ANTWNINOC EVCEB]
Laureate head r.
rev. Isis enthroned r., l. breast nude, nursing infant Harpokrates, who std. on her l. knee and holding
palmbranch in his l. hand; burning altar before.
in field L-H (year 8)
ref. Emmett 1585; cf. Geissen 1473 ("with this altar not edited for year 88")
Very rare, G/F+
pedigree:
ex coll. Keith Emmett

The composition and the style of the rev. is very calm and serene. The observer obtains the feeling to be the witness of a very intimate and peaceful moment.
Jochen
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Elagabalus96 viewsIMP ANTONINVS AVG
Radiate head right

PM TR P II COS II PP
Fortuna enthroned left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel below seat

Rome 219 AD

Sear 7495

ex-Canadian Coin

SOLD! Forum Auction January 2017
4 commentsJay GT4
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Elagabalus, Unattributed*16 viewsUncertain mint, Elagabalus, A.D. 218-222 AE, 22mm 11.05g, Unattributed*
O: IMP M AVR ANTONINVS, Laureate, draped and cuirassed(?) right
R: MHTPOΠΟ(…), enthroned Zeus left, holding patera and scepter
*This type is usually found minted in Petra, but in this case the reverse legend leans more toward Caesarea (MHTPOΠΟ(…) in Caesarea vs. PETRAMHEROPOLIC in Petra)
casata137ec
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Elagabalus; Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior17 viewsElagabalus AE25 of Markianopolis. Laureate bust right / Homonoia enthroned left with patera & cornucopiae.
Moushmov 634

Consular legate Julius Antonius Seleucus
1 commentsecoli
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Emmett 0611 - Trajanus drachm, Zeus enthroned left22 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. AD 98-117. Ć Drachm (34mm, 18.11 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 (AD 113/4). Laureate bust right, aegis on far shoulder / Zeus enthroned left, holding scepter and thunderbolt; eagle at feet. Köln 658-659; Dattari 1068; Emmett 611.17 (R1). K&G 27.570 (this coin)mattpat
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EMPIRE OF NICAEA - Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris20 viewsEMPIRE OF NICAEA - Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208-1222) Aspron Trachy Nomisma. Obv.: Christ , bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobioj, enthroned facing, holding gospels in left hand Asterisk above cushion of throne, to either side. Barred IC XC in fields. Rev.: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, anexikakia. ΘΕΟΔΨΡΟC ΔΕCΠΟΤΗC ΚΟΜΝΗΝΟC O ΛΑCKAPHC in two columnar groups. (Only the KO is visible on the coin, normal with syphate issues.) Manus Dei to right of emperor's head. Reference: SB 2062, Hendy #6.dpaul7
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2126; DOC 6)11 viewsObv: St. Demetrius enthroned facing; star to right
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding labarum and akakia; star to right


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
Quant.Geek
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ENGLAND - Henry VIII44 viewsENGLAND - Henry VIII (1509-1547). AR Penny, Durham ecclesiastical mint, 1509-1523 AD. Obv.: King enthroned holding orb and scepter, HE[NRIC DI] GRA REX AG[L (Z F)]. Rev.: Royal shield over cross fourchée, which divides the legend; T D above shield; CIVI[TAS] DVRRAM. Reference: Spinks 2331. Struck by Bishop Ruthall. Ex-Ardatirion collection.dpaul7
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Eudoxia D.404 AD5 viewsRef: RIC X 80
Denom: AE3; Mint: Nicomedia; DATE: 398-401
Obverse: AEL EVDO-XIA AVG - Bust, pearl-diademed, draped, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by hand of God
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM - Empress enthroned facing forward, arms crossed over breast, crowned by hand of god
Right Field : +
Exergue: SMNA
Size: 16 mm
Cleaned
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Eudoxia RIC X 836 viewsObv: AEL EVDO-XIA AVG
pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace,
and earrings.crowned by hand of God
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over breast,
crowned by hand of god, cross left field
ANTA in ex.
17mm 2.2 gm
OWL365
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Eudoxia Wife of Arcadius30 viewsObv. AEL EVDOXIA AVG, bust right
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM, Eudoxia enthroned facing and holding wreath. Crowned by the hand of God
Mint: ?Antioch
Size: 17mm, 2.5g., bronze.
Attribution: ? variant of RIC 83 (cross is on right)
Marjan E
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Eudoxia, Augustus RIC X 77, 400-404 CE12 viewsObverse: AEL EVDI-XIA AVG, pearl diademed and draped bust right, crowned with wreath by the h and of god above.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, hands folded over breast, crowned by thehand of god above, cross right
17.5 mm., 1.85 g. obscure mint mark, eastern mint
NORMAN K
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Eudoxia, GLORIA ROMANORVM, empress enthroned, 400-404 AD, scarce 14 viewsAelia Eudoxia AE3. Alexandria mint. AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing pearl necklace and earrings, hair elaborately weaved with long plait up the back of head and tucked under diadem, hand of God holding wreath above head GLORIA RO_MANORVM Empress seated facing, head right, arms folded with hands on breast, hand of God crowning from above; Cross in right field, mintmark ALEA. RIC X 84
2.8g / 15mm _674
Antonivs Protti
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Eudoxia, GLORIA ROMANORVM, empress enthroned, 400-404 AD, scarce11 viewsAelia Eudoxia AE3. Alexandria mint. AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing pearl necklace and earrings, hair elaborately weaved with long plait up the back of head and tucked under diadem, hand of God holding wreath above head GLORIA RO_MANORVM Empress seated facing, head right, arms folded with hands on breast, hand of God crowning from above; Cross in right field, mintmark ALEA. RIC X 84
2.8g / 15mm
Antonivs Protti
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Eudoxia, RIC 83 (Antioch)9 viewsAEL EVDO-XIA AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by hand of God
GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over breast, crowned by hand of god. Cross in right field
ANTA in ex.
AE3, 18.5mm, 2.07g
Antioch
novacystis
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Eumenes tetradrachm42 viewsstruck under Eumenes I in the name of his great-uncle, Philetairos.
Obv: laureate head of Philetairos right.
Rev: ΦIΛETAIPOY legend with Athena enthroned left, holding laurel wreath in extended right hand, crowing the name, left elbow resting on shield; transverse spear in background; A in outer left field, ivy leaf in inner left field, bow behind throne
17.23 g
Westermark Group III/IVA hybrid, obverse die V.XXII, reverse die R2 of obverse die XXXIII, otherwise unpublished; same dies as Classical Numismatic Group Triton XVI Sessions 1 & 2, Lot 434, January 2013.

ex Timeline Auctions (1.12.2015, Lot 2148)
1 commentsareich
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Faustina Sr AE As24 viewsO: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
R: AVGVSTA, SC below, Ceres enthroned left holding corn ears and scepter
28mm 11.63g RIC 1170, Cohen 107cf, BMC 1577
casata137ec
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FH-G-0286 viewsCilicia, Tarsos; After 164 BC; bronze AE16

- Zeus enthroned left, crowned by Nike.

- Solid, knobby, filleted club in oak wreath.

3.19gm / 15.93mm / Axis: 0

References:
Sear #5675

Notes: Dec 2, 15 - This coin type is very common and there are many variations in design and style (mostly undocumented). With no reverse legend or monograms and unidentifiable obverse, the appropriate Sear # will suffice in identification.
Jonathan P
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FH-G-0292 viewsCilicia, Tarsos; After 164 BC; bronze AE16

- Zeus enthroned left, crowned by Nike.

- Solid, knobby, filleted club in oak wreath.

2.80gm / 15.72mm / Axis: 0

References:
Sear #5675

Notes: Dec 2, 15 - This coin type is very common and there are many variations in design and style (mostly undocumented). With no reverse legend or monograms and unidentifiable obverse, the appropriate Sear # will suffice in identification.
Jonathan P
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Flavius Arcadius, 383 - 408 AD87 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear and a shield decorated with a cross.

Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding a scepter and Victory on a globe, right foot resting on a prow; ANTΓ in exergue.

AE 3, Antiochia mint, 401 - 403 AD

2.8 grams, 17 mm

RIC X Antiochia 97, VM 27
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FORTUNA REDUX.213 viewsAE sestertius. Rome, 211 AD. 28.05 gr. Laureate head right. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. / Fortuna seated left on throne, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel under seat. FORT RED TR P III COS II P P S C. BMCRE 40. RIC 168a.
Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of Luck, Fate, and Fortune. Usually depicted holding in one hand a cornucopia, or a horn of plenty, from which all good things flowed in abundance, representing her ability to bestow prosperity; in the other she generally has a ship's rudder, to indicate that She is the one who controls how lives and fates are steered. She could also be shown enthroned, with the same attributes of rudder and cornucopia, but with a small wheel built into the chair, representing the cycles of fate and the ups and downs of fortune.
Fortuna Redux, one of the many aspects of Fortuna, was in charge of bringing people home safely, primarily from wars—redux means "coming back" or "returning". She may be one of the later aspects of Fortuna, as the earliest mention of Her is of an altar dedicated by the Senate in 19 BCE for the safe return of the Emperor Augustus
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Fortuna, Personification of good luck284 viewsFaustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta 147-175/6 C.E.
AR Denarius (18.5 mm), Rome mint, 161-175 C.E.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Bare-headed & draped bust r.
Rev: FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI, Fortuna enthroned left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
RIC-683; Sear-5253; BMC-96; Cohen-107.

This legend, unique to this empress, dedicates the type 'to the Fortune of Women'. Festus speaks of a statue of this goddess at the fourth milestone from Rome.

Fortuna personifies good fortune, luck and prosperity. She is usually depicted holding a rudder or cornucopiae; she sometimes holds a wheel at her side.
EmpressCollector
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GETA17 viewsAR denarius. 211 AD. 3,05 grs. Laureate head right. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. / Fortuna enthroned left,holding rudder and cornucopiae,wheel below seat.
FORT RED TR P III COS II PP.
RIC 75. RSC 51.
benito
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GETA34 viewsAR denarius. 211 AD. 3,05 grs. Laureate head right. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. / Fortuna enthroned left,holding rudder and cornucopiae,wheel below seat. FORT RED TR P III COS II PP.
RIC 75. RSC 51.
benito
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Gordian III 238-24410 viewsLimes Denarius??
Obverse:. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia enthroned left, patera in right, double cornucopia in left
1 commentsDk0311USMC
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Gordian III, AD 238-2446 viewsĆ25, 6.5g, 6h; Anchialus mint.
Obv.: ΓOPΔIANOC AV KA; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Rev.: AΓXIAΛEΩN; Cybele enthroned left between two lions, holding phiale and resting on drum.
Reference: Varbanov II 608, p. 56.
Ex Roma eSale 14, lot 327 / 16-426-39
John Anthony
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Gordian III, AD 238-2445 viewsAE sestertius, 30mm, 16.5g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 241.
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SECVRITAS AVG; Securitas enthroned left, holding scepter, resting head on elbow leaning on chair back, S C in exergue.
Reference: RIC IVc 311a, p. 49
John Anthony
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Gotarzes II Tetradrachm81 viewsBust left, long pointed beard, no ear visible, O behind head

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
King enthroned right, receiving diadem from Tyche holding cornucopia, date above diadem

Seleukeia on the Tigris mint
Dated Seleukid Era 361 (49/50 AD)

Sellwood 65.25-27; Shore 362.

ex-Calgary Coin

"King of Kings Arsaces, bringer of plenty, the just, friend of the Greeks"

SOLD February 2015
2 commentsJay GT4
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Greek35 viewsAR tetradrachm Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos 323-281 B.C.
Ob. Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
Rev. Athena enthroned left, rests left arm on shield, transverse spear against
right side, Nike crowning name in right, ME monogram below
nathan s2
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greek - AR Drachm - Philip III, 323-317 BC (prototype of celtic coins)53 viewsobv: (head of Herakles right wearing lions skin)
rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΓΑ monogram below (Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre)
ref: SG 6751
Rare

berserker
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Greek, Alexander the great arabian imitation coin - unlisted286 viewsTetradrachm
16.74gm, 30mm
This coin was found near Petra but the style for this coin from Molieha ( south arabian )

Molieha mint
head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin, rev. ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre right eagle left

Not listed in ( D.T.POTTS ) the pre -islamic coinage of Eastern arabia also not listed in the supplement of this reference
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Greek, Lysimachos Drachm165 viewsSilver drachm, Triton V, lot 1338; Thompson -; Müller -, VF, uncertain mint, weight 4.263g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 288 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ (Lysimachos), Athena enthroned left resting left arm on shield, transverse spear resting against right side, in right Nike crowning name, LO on throne; rare;

Philoromaos
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Greek, Lysimachos Tetradrachm220 viewsDiademed head of Alexander III ( The Great ) wearing horn of Amon.
Reverse.ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left elbow resting on shield, inner left field monogram above lion head, in exergue club and monogram.


Ref: Unpublished in Thompson and SNG Cop. ( 15.94g, 28mm, 3h )
Good very fine,irridesence in fields, slight corrosion reverse right edge, otherwise an attractive coin.

The mongrams on this coin are closer to those recorded by Thompson for the mint of Cius rather than the mint of Heraclea that employed the club symbol with the limited momogram HP

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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC393 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 362639 viewsMACEDONIA. Alexander the Great. Tetradracma . Therma ( Thessalonica ) . 334-300 B.C. Cab. Alexander with Leonte . Zeus enthroned with eagle.
17'01 g . Hairlines in rev.
Price 3626.
Lifetime issue struck in Babylon
1 commentschance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 364031 viewsAlexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C
MACEDON. Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (17.16 gms), Babylon Mint, ca. 325-323 B.C. Lifetime issue.
Head of Heracles right wearing lion's scalp; Reverse: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, club in left field, "M" in lower left field, monogram below throne. Excellent strike with dies of fine style.
Price 3640
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664481 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133
8 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the great, Tetradrachm167 viewsstruck by Kassandros in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm, Arados37 viewstetradrachm / arados mint
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; kerykeion (caduceus) in left field; Alpha and omega monogram under the throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY behind throne; BAΣIΛEOΣ in exergue.
26mm
17.10gr
seaotter
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, AR Tetradrachm - lifetime issue85 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., in lion skin headdress
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended arm, legs uncrossed, standing figure of Demeter with two torches before, ΔΙΟ beneath throne
Lampsacus mint, 328-323 B.C.
24.7mm - 17.17g - 270deg
Price 1355
Ex HML Schulman auction April 1962
TRPOT
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Drachm, Ephesos, 294 - 287 B.C.48 viewsKingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Drachm. Ephesos, circa 294-287 BC.
Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander with horn of Ammon right
Rev: Athena enthroned left, holding Nike, resting left elbow on shield, spear behind.
Thompson 171.
4.13g, 18mm, 1h.
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Tetradrachm, 297-281B.C.30 viewsKings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Lampsakos, circa 297-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, monogram in inner left field, crescent in exergue. Thompson 49; SNG Copenhagen 1097. 16.65g, 30mm, 1h.chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV, c. 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander13 viewsSH86161. Silver tetradrachm, Price 113, Müller Alexander 224, Troxell issue H3, SNG Cop 682, SNG Munchen 275, SNG Alpha Bank 503, SNG Delepierre 986, Choice EF, attractive archaic style, bold well centered strike, high relief, light toning, weight 17.283 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 90o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 322 - 320 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Macedonian helmet (control symbol) left; Classical Numismatic Group auction 105 (10 May 2017), lot 78; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 46 (11 Sep 2016), lot 105 (realized €1,900 plus fees)Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Drachm165 viewsPrice P20
Abydus mint
Obv: head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev: FILIPPOU, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in right, scepter in left, horse leg left, Mo monogram under throne
Weight: 4.21 grams
Diameter: 17.9 mm
ICG#: 2011970101
Grade: VF30
Ty N.
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Greek, Philetairos I, 282 - 263 B.C.308 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Meydancikkale 3000, SNG Paris 1603 var, SNG Von Aulock -, SNG Cop -, VF, 16.629g, 28.1mm, 0o, Pergamum mint, c. 265 - 263 B.C.; obverse head of Philetaerus right in taenia; reverse FILETAIROU downward on right, Athena enthroned left, right hand on shield before her, spear over shoulder in left, leaf above arm, bow right; high relief portrait; very rare.

Very lifelike, expressive portrait.
1 commentsCleisthenes
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GREEK, Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C., Lysimachos Type, Gold stater11 viewsSH12093. Gold stater, SNG Cop 1089 var. (monogram), Choice EF, weight 8.232 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 100 - 85 B.C; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great (with the features of Mithradates VI), wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left arm on shield, transverse spear against her side, BY on throne, AP monogram under right arm, trident and two dolphins in exergue; fantastic style with superb portrait of Mithradates as Alexander the Great!Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)58 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

Taylor, Triparadeisos to Ipsos, Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin), dies A50/P1; HGC 9, 11a (same dies); SC 68 (same dies); WSM 1241 (same dies); Price P167 (same dies).

Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia, 303-302 BC.

Struck under Seleukos utilising a reverse die from an earlier lifetime Philip issue (Price P160) with the left field mint control recut. Obverse die linked to examples of SC 67 (Alexander), SC 69 (Seleukos) and SC 50.1 (Alexander Uncertain Mint 1).

One of four examples known and the only one outside the ANS (Newell) collection.

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC – Seleukeia on the Tigris - SC 118122 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and scepter in left, pentalpha in left field.
SC 118 (same obverse die); Price P229 (uncertain eastern mint); Thompson, ANSMN 31, 160 (same obverse die); Commerce (“Seleucus I”) Hoard 2005 (CH10.256) 1517-1522 (one of these coins).
Seleukeia on the Tigris
(24 mm, 17.16 g, 6h)
ex- Arthur Houghton Collection (New Series 744); ex- Commerce (“Seleucus I”) Hoard 2005 (CH10.256).
2 commentsLloyd T
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H-191 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-191, CNH I.-271, U-117, AR-Bracteata, #0190 viewsH-191 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-191, CNH I.-271, U-117, AR-Bracteata, #01
avers: Enthroned king facing, holding scepter and imperial orb, •B•–•R• to sides.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: R/B//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,23g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-191, CNH I.-271, Unger-117, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadrans
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Hadrian Denarius Concordia81 viewsObv.
IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Laureate & Cuirassed bust right


Rev.
PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG P P M TR P COS P P
CONCORD in ex.
Concordia enthroned left holding patera, arm on statue of Spes, cornucopiae below

Minted in first year of the reign, 117 A.D.

18mm 3.3g

Curtis Clay says,


"The earliest issue of Hadrian's reign, notable for giving him five honorary titles of Trajan, namely Optimus, Germanicus, Dacicus, Parthicus, and Pater Patriae, all of which however disappeared from his second issue of coins.

Obviously the Senate, upon hearing of Trajan's death in Cilicia and Hadrian's accession at Antioch, voted Hadrian these titles, and the mint immediately put them on the coins, but Hadrian modestly refused the titles, causing them to disappear from the coinage. It would have taken a month or so for news of the Senatorial awards to reach Hadrian in Antioch, and then for news of Hadrian's rejection of the titles to get back to Rome."
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Hadrian Denarius Concordia 299 viewsObv.
IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder


Rev.
PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG P P M TR P COS P P
CONCORD in ex.
Concordia enthroned left holding patera, arm on statue of Spes, cornucopiae below

Minted in first year of the reign, 117 A.D.

19mm 3.60g


Curtis Clay says,


"The earliest issue of Hadrian's reign, notable for giving him five honorary titles of Trajan, namely Optimus, Germanicus, Dacicus, Parthicus, and Pater Patriae, all of which however disappeared from his second issue of coins.

Obviously the Senate, upon hearing of Trajan's death in Cilicia and Hadrian's accession at Antioch, voted Hadrian these titles, and the mint immediately put them on the coins, but Hadrian modestly refused the titles, causing them to disappear from the coinage. It would have taken a month or so for news of the Senatorial awards to reach Hadrian in Antioch, and then for news of Hadrian's rejection of the titles to get back to Rome."
4 commentsancientdave
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Hadrian Denarius Indulgentia57 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare headed and draped bust right

Rev.
INDVLGENTIA AVG P P
COS III in ex.
Indulgentia enthroned left holding spear & patera
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Hadrianopolis Commodus Julius Castus35 viewsCommodus

AE 26

Governor Julius Castus (184/5 AD)

[ΑΥ ΚAI ] Λ ΑΥPH [ | ΚΟΜΟΔΟC AN]

Laureate draped and cuirassed bust

H]ΓE ∙ IOVΛ KACTOP | AΔPIANOΠ[O
Ex: ΛEITΩN

City-goddess, mural crowned, enthroned left holding patera and cornucopiae

Varbanov (E) II -; Mionnet -; BMC –; cf. Jurukova V74, unrecorded reverse die

Dull brown patina with remnants of a deep green patina which flaked off
Petrus Elmsley
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Head to right180 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Philip II or Alexander III., 356 - 323 B.C. AR-Drachm. 17 mm, 3.73 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lionskin. CM: Head to right. RV: Enthroned Zeus to left with scepter and holding eagle. Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Hermaios (90-70 B.C.)39 viewsIndo-Greek Kingdom
Imitation
AR Drachm
O: BASILEUS SUTHPOS EPMAIOY; Draped and diademed bust of Hermaios right. 
R: 'Maharaja Tratarasa Hermayasa' in Kharosthi script; Zeus enthroned left and holding sceptre, Monogram in left field.
2g
17mm
Bopearachchi Series 15C, 91; Senior issue 36
3 commentsMat
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Hermaios of Bactria AR Drachm30 viewsOBV: BASILEUS SUTHPOS EPMAIOY; Draped and diademed bust of Hermaios right.
REV: 'Maharaja Tratarasa Hermayasa' in Kharosthi script; Zeus enthroned left and holding sceptre, Monogram in left field.
Silver drachm of Hermaios (90-70 BC) last of the Indo-Greek dynasty.
Bop_17B (Ref. W'winds)
17 mm, 1.7 gm
daverino
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez Sis18 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
Masis
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez Sis14 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
Masis
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Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD, AE Kardez, Sis, Leonine throne10 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
Masis
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Hetoum II, 1289-1303 AD, AE Kardez, Sis9 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
Masis
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Honorius, 395-42321 viewsAE3, 18mm, 1.9g; Nicomedia mint
Obv.: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with cross.
Rev.: CONCORDI-A AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head left, holding scepter and Victory // SMNK
Reference: RIC X, 92 (p. 248)
Notes: sold to Eng, 11/15
John Anthony
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Hungary: Béla III (1172-1196) or Béla IV (1235-1270) Bracteate Denár (Huszár-191, Unger-117)31 viewsBracteate: Enthroned king facing, holding scepter and imperial orb, •B•–•R• to sides.SpongeBob
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Hungary: Ferdinánd I (1526-1564) BI Denár (Huszár-935, Réthy-40, Unger-745a)32 viewsObv: FERDINAND · D · G · R · VNG ✶ 1537 ✶; Quartered Coat of Arms (strips, double cross, leopard heads, Bohemian lion), at the heart , Austrian Shield
Rev: PATRONA · ✶ · VNGARIE; Virgin Mary, crowned, enthroned facing, holding infant Jesus; across field, K-B (Kremnitz)
1 commentsSpongeBob
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Hungary: Wenceslaus (1301-1305) Denár (Huszár-434)19 viewsObv: Enthroned king facing with spectre and orb
Rev: Harpy facing right
SpongeBob
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Hungary: Wenceslaus (1301-1305) Denár (Huszár-436)19 viewsObv: King enthroned, with scepter and imperial orb.
Rev: Face framed in foliage.
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Huszár 371, Unger 297, Réthy I 31927 viewsHungary. Ladislaus IV/László (1272-1290). AR denar (average weight .48 g: average fineness 0.800), .41 g., 12.26 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Facing crowned heads flanking lily, annulet in arch above heads, E-L above arch.

Rev: Nimbate Christ enthroned with outstretched arms, annulets flanking.

Ladislaus was crowned at age ten. His mother, Elizabeth, was regent from 1272 until 1277, although the kingdom was administered by baronial factions. The letters E-L on the obverse suggest that this type was minted during Ladislaus's minority.

Huszár rarity rating 10. This is an unreported variety with a pellet instead of a star in the arch.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-1, Unger 394a, Réthy II 15189 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x14.5 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe (no privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-11, Unger 394k, Réthy II 1534 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • [M • ]REGIS • ]h[VNGA]RIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, S in lower right field (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is worn or off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-4, Unger 394o, Réthy II 1543 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, bird in upper right field (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-5, Unger 394b, Réthy II 1529 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + [• M • REGIS • h]VNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, A in lower left field (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) in Székesfehérvar (Alba Regia in Latin) (per Pohl), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-6, Unger 394a, Réthy II 1533 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, B (inverted) – V in lower left and right fields (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), in Buda (now Budapest) by Nicolaus Szatmári and Frichkó, joint kammergraffen (per Pohl) with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-7, Unger 394f, Réthy II 1524 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: [+ • M • REGIS • ]hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, C (inverted) – R in lower left and right fields (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Leupoldus (Hypolit), the organizer of the Kremnitz mint and kammergraf there (per Pohl), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-8, Unger 394e, Réthy II 1522 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS [hVNGAR]IE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, C in lower right field (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. Alhough part of the legend is worn, the placement of the pellets comports with Huszár.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-9, Unger 394i, Réthy II 1538 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: [+ • M • REGI]S hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, m in lower right field (privy mark).

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger), with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is worn, the complete placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 191, Unger 117, RĂ©thy I 27172 viewsHungary. Béla III (1172-1196) or Béla IV (1235-1270). AR bracteate; denar (per Unger), 13 mm.

Obv: Enthroned king facing, holding scepter and imperial orb, •B•–•R• to sides.

Struck with an average fineness of .705 silver.

Huszár rarity rating 9
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Huszár 436, Unger 345, Réthy I 385 86 viewsHungary. Wenceslaus Premyslid (Vencel, in Hun.) (1301-1305). AR denar, 12 mm.

Obv: King enthroned, with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: Face framed in foliage.

Huszár rarity rating 10.
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Huszár 467, Pohl 24, Unger 370, RĂ©thy II 2752 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR parvus, 11.5 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and

Rev: Eagle with outstretched wings facing left, Crowned A (privy mark) beneath and to left.

Issued in 1327 (per Pohl, Huszár & Unger) in Székesfehérvar (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 9.

This emission was referred to in the sources as a Stuhlweißenburg kleingeld (small coin of Székesfehérvar).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-3, Unger 394n, RĂ©thy II 1576 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Ostrich-head on horseshoe, lilies (privy mark) above and below to sides.

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) in Szomolnok (now Schmolnik, Slovakia), probably by Forsinich [?] Martinus, with a nominal weight of 0.6978 g. (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M and also between the S and the h.
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India Kashmir, Didda Rani, 979-1003 Ae stater23 views Obv. Enthroned Ardoxsho facing, Nagari legend: "Shri-Di-[da]"
Rev. Queen Didda Rani standing facing
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INDIA, Gupta Empire - Samudragupta62 viewsGupta Empire, Samudragupta, Gold Dinar, 7.9g, Standard or Sceptre Type

Obv: King, nimbate and wearing fine ornaments, standing facing left and sacrificing at fire altar, holding the royal sceptre (rājadanda) in left hand, Garuda-dhwajja (standard) to the left, Brāhmī legend under left arm: Sa-mu-dra, circular sanskrit legend in Upagati metre inscribed in Brāhmī script around /Samarashatavitatavijayo Jitaripur Ajito Divam Jayati meaning (the emperor) who conquered all his enemies scoring victories in numerous battles wins heaven (thru his good deeds).

Rev: Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, both feet resting on a dotted cushion, tamgha to left and Brāhmī legend at right: Parākramah (Valour)

The Gupta period is considered the "Golden Age" of classical India. This was a time when great universities flourished in Nalanda and Taxila, and great writers such as the playwright Kalidasa and great scientists such as the mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta, who is credited with the concept of zero among his many achievements, helped create an atmosphere of tremendous creative impulse. Gupta art is regarded as the high point of classical Indian art, and the coinage is equally regarded as among the most beautiful of ancient India.

Samudra Gupta was a prolific coin issuer and issued seven different types of Gold coins viz. the standard type, archer type, the battle axe (Parashu) type, tiger slayer type, Ashwamedha type, the King-Queen type and the ‘Lyrist’ (Veena player) type. While the archer, battle axe and tiger slayer type's showcase his martial achievements, unique amongst Indian Numismatics (and perhaps the World) is the Lyrist type that exhibits his softer and gentler side.

The standard type coin of Samudragupta is undoubtedly one of the first Gupta coins as it shows a close similarity to the 'standing-king-offering-sacrifice-at-fire-altar' type Kushan coins. The Gold coin of the Kushan ruler, Shaka, might be the actual prototype, as he was mentioned in Samudragupta's Allahabad inscription and must have been his contemporary.
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India, Kashmir. Didda Rani, AD 979-1003. 9 viewsĆ Stater, 19mm, 5.5g, 12h.
Obv.: Ardoxsho enthroned facing.
Rev.: Queen standing.
Reference: Mitchiner Non-Islamic 177-8 / 17-98-30
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INDIA, Kushan Kingdom. Kanishka II 226 - 246 A.D. AE stater. 7 views India. Kushan Kingdom. Kanishka II 226 - 246 A.D. AE stater. King standing facing nimbate and wearing tall crown, sacrificing at altar / Ardochscho Lakshmi enthroned, facing holding diadem and cornucopia. MAC 3524 -25; Gobl 1019. oneill6217
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Isaac II Angelus Billon Aspron Trachy, 'Bulgarian' imitative, SBCV 200330 viewsBulgaria, Imitative of Isaac II Angelus Billon Aspron Trachy, c. 1200 - 1202 A.D. Bronze aspron trachy nomisma, DOC IV, part 1, p. 440, 2 (Type B imitative of Issac II Angelus, SBCV 2003; DOC IV, part 1, 3, 1185 - 1195 A.D.), VF, 3.720g, 24.9mm, 180o, c. 1200 - 1202 A.D.; obverse MP-“Q”V, the Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, wears pallium and maphorium, holds before Her nimbate head of infant Christ; reverse I/CAA/KI/OC - “De”C/“P”O/TH/C, Isaac standing facing facing, wearing crown, divitision, loros, and sagion, cruciform scepter in left, akakia in right, crowned by hand of God above right. Greek magnates in Thrace probably issued the earliest 'Bulgarian' imitative types in the years immediately following the fall of Constantinople to finance their military operations against the crusaders in northern Greece. When the Bulgarians gained control of Thrace they continued production until sometime between 1215 and 1220, with issues becoming increasingly crude and smaller. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Isaac II Angelus. 1185-1195. EL aspron trachy; Sear 200216 viewsIsaac II Angelus. 1185-1195. EL aspron trachy (30mm, 4.11g, 5 h). Constantinople. The Virgin enthroned facing, holding the nimbate head of the infant Christ; ornaments on throne back / Isaac standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and akakia, being crowned by Archangel Michael. SB 2002. EF, deposits on obverse, large flan crack. Ex Sayles & Lavender.Podiceps
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Isaac II Aspron Billon Trachy50 viewsIsaac II
Aspron Billon Trachy 3.41g / - / -
- The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; MP - OV
- Isaac standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and sagion; he holds cruciform scepter and acacia, and is crowned by Manus Dei in upper field tor.; to l., I / CAA / KI / OC; to r., Delta EC / NO/TH/C
Mint:Constantinople (1185-1195)
References: Sear 2003
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Isaac II, Angelus EL Aspron Trachy35 viewsIsaac II, Angelus
EL Aspron Trachy - / 27.5mm / -
- MHP QV, Mary enthroned facing, holding the nimbate head of the infant Christ
- ICAAKIO ­EC, Isaac standing facing, holding cruciform scepter & akakia, being crowned by Archangel Michael
Mint: Constantinople (1185-1195)
References: Sear 2002
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Isaac II, SBCV 200319 viewsNo legend
Facing Virgin enthroned holding icon of infant head of Christ, MV - ΘV to sides
[I/CAA/KI/OS] - ΔEC/ΠT/ [H/C]
Crowned, facing figure of Isaac wearing loros, holding cruciform scepter and akakia, being crowned by manus Dei
Constantinople mint
Billon Trachy, 24mm, 1.90g
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Isaac II, SBCV 200315 viewsVirgin enthroned, nimbate, holding nimbate head of infant Christ, MP/ΘV in fields to side
I CAA KI OC / ΔEC ΠT H C in columns
Crowned figure of Isaac facing, wearing loros, holding cruciform scepter and akakia, crowned by Manus Dei
Constantinople
Billon Aspron Trachy, 29mm, 3.64g
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200354 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm 2.45 gm silvering intact
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200358 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm 3.02 gm silvering intact
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200370 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (as in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
26mm 3.52 gm silvering intact
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200346 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm, 2.65g
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Italian States, Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge 1382-1400, Grosso, Type Three, Full Weight, 1394-1399, Venice Mint38 views Obv. ANTO . VENERIO-. S . M . VENETI .
St. Mark and the Doge standing facing, holding pendant flag between them, D / V / X in center field
* | * across fields
Rev. . + . TIBI . LAVS-. 7 . GLORIA .Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding book of Gospels
Plain Edge
22mm
1.90g
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Italy, Doges of Venice21 viewsItaly, Doges of Venice, AR Grosso, 289-1311 (?) AD. Christ enthroned/Doge and St. Mari, standing facing, holding banner between them. Holed.

Gift to Fr. Daniel Moreno
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ITALY, Normans in Calabria. Roger I. 1072-1101.7 viewsĆ Trifollaro, 29x25mm, 8.2g, 11; Mileto, c. 1098-1101.
Obv.: ROC ERIVS COME +S . Knight with triangular shield and conical helmet, holding flag on long pole, on horse standing left.
Rev.: + MARIA MATER DИI . Enthroned nimbate Virgin holding on lap Christ child, nimbate and in swaddling clothes right.
Reference: CNI XVIII pg. 287, 15; Biaggi 1583; MEC 14, 93; Sambon 876 / 17-141-151
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Ivan Alexander and Michael (1331 - 1355 A.D.)36 viewsAR Grosh
Bulgaria
O: Christ enthroned; monograms at sides.
R: Ivan and Michael standing, holding banner; monograms at sides.
19mm
1.3g
Metcalf SEE pl.8, 11; Dochev XXXII; Youroukova 72
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IVAN STRATISMIR31 viewsIVAN STRATISMIR - AD 1360-1396. AR Grosch, reduced weight. Obv.: Cyrillic legends, nimbate half length figure of Christ, IC-XC either side of head, right hand raised in benediction, book of gospels in left. Rev.: Enthroned figure of Stratismir holding mappa and sceptre, AXE between legs. Ref Raduchev & Zherkov 1.14.7.dpaul7
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IVAN STRATISMIR30 viewsIVAN STRATISMIR - AD 1360-1396. AR Grosch, reduced weight. Cyrillic legends. Obv.: Nimbate half length figure of Christ, IC-XC either side of head, right hand raised in benediction, book of gospels in left. Rev.: Enthroned figure of Stratismir holding mappa and sceptre, rosette between legs. Ref Raduchev & Zherkov 1.14.8
Nice, some flatness as usual.
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Jacopo Contarini (1275-80)48 viewsJacopo Contarini, AR Grosso
Obv: I•A OTARIN DUX SM VENETI , Doge and St. Mark.
Rev: IC XC, Christ enthroned.
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Jagadeva, Kashmir Region6 viewsAE stater, 18mm, 6g, 9h; Late 11th - Mid 12th Centuries.
Obv.: Ja-Ga-De in Nagari script; King Jagadeva facing.
Rev.: Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated, enthroned with lotus stem, wearing earrings.
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John II, SBCV 195314 viewsChrist enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC in fields to sides
Crowned bust of Alexius, facing, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and globus cruciger
AE tetarteron, 20mm, 3.91g
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John III, Ducas-Vatatzes, 1222 - November 3, 125426 viewsBillon Trachy
OB: The Virgin enthroned
RV: John on left, St. Demetrius on right, standing, holding patriarchal cross between them
SB 2128

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Julia Domna - denarius RIC 56418 viewsJulia Domna. AR Denarius, Rome mint; 3.22g; obv. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; rev. MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left between two lions, leaning on drum and holding branch & scepter. RIC 564; RSC 123.Bartosz A
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Julia Domna, AR Denarius5 viewsAD 193-211
3.32 grams
Obv. IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust of Domna right, hair in chignon in back
Rev. MATER DEVM, Turreted Cybele enthroned left, holding branch downward and transverse scepter, resting left forearm on drum, flanked by two lions reclining left.
RIC 564 (S). RSC 123
Purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
NGC Ch AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5
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Julia Domna, Cybele20 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D. Copper as, SRCV II 6645, RIC IV 883, Cohen 127, aVF, Rome mint, 10.130g, 25.1mm, 225o, 198 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse MATER DEVM S C, Cybele enthroned left between two lions, left elbow resting on drum, branch in extended right; scarce. Cybele was born a hermaphrodite, but castrated by the gods, she became female. Heeding the Sibylline oracle, the senate brought her worship to Rome in 204 B.C. as the first officially sanctioned Eastern cult. After approval they were dismayed to learn that the priesthood required voluntary self-castration, which was abhorrent to the Romans. Romans were barred from entering the priesthood or even entering the priest's sanctuary. The eunuch priests, recruited from outside Rome, were confined to their sanctuary, leaving only to parade in the streets during festivals in April. Claudius removed the bans on Roman participation, making worship of Cybele and her consort Attis part of the state religion. ex FORVM Podiceps
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Julia Domna, Cybele29 viewsAr denarius; 3.03g; 18-20mm

IVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust right

MATER DEVM
Cybele, towered, enthroned left between two lions, leaning on drum and holding branch & scepter

RIC 564, RSC 123, BMC 51
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Julia Domna, Fortuna83 viewsJulia Domna
Ar denarius; 3.42g; 18-20mm

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right

FORTVNAE FELICI
Fortuna enthroned left holding cornucopiae & leaning on rudder set on globe

RIC 553, RSC 58, BMC 27
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Julia Domna, Pudicitia35 viewsIVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust of Julia Domna right

PVDICITIA
Pudicitia enthroned left, head facing, placing hand on breast and holding transverse scepter

RIC 385 (Caracalla)
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Julia Domna, Pudicitia58 viewsSilver denarius

IVLIA (pellet) AVGVSTA,
draped bust right, loop at shoulder

PVDICITA,
Pudicitia enthroned left, veiled, right hand on breast, left elbow resting on arm of throne;

RIC IV 644, RSC III 168, BMCRE V 613 ff., SRCV II 6602,
3.249g, 18.4mm, 0o, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 198 - 202 A.D
Prov. Ex- Forvm Ancient Coins, Ex Martin Griffiths (maridvnvm)
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Julia Domna, Venus35 viewsAR Denarius

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
draped bust right

VENVS GENERIX
Venus enthroned

RIC 388
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JULIA PAULA35 viewsAR denarius. 220 AD. Draped bust right. IVLIA PAVLA AVG. / Concordia enthroned left,holding patera and resting left arm on throne.Star in left
field. CONCORDIA.
s 7655.
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JULIA PAULA29 viewsAR denarius. 220 AD. Draped bust right. IVLIA PAVLA AVG. / Concordia enthroned left,holding patera and resting left arm on throne.Star in left field. CONCORDIA.
s 7655.
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Julia Titi Dupondius Vesta49 viewsObv.
IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair in bun at back of head

Rev.
S-C either side of Vesta enthroned left holding Victory, VESTA in ex.
2 commentsancientdave
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Justin II Follis43 viewsJustin II
565-578 AD
Ć Follis. Regnal year 12 (576/7 AD), Sear #372
Ob: D N IVSTI NYS P P A, Justin & Sophia enthroned facing, cross above
Rv: Large M, cross above
Ex: KYZ Cyzicus mint

(Thanks, Howard Cole!)
Scotvs Capitis
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Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578. Ć Follis, Theupolis (Antioch). 21 viewsObv. Justin and Sophia, both nimbate, enthroned facing; Justin holding globus cruciger and Sophia holding cruciform scepter.
Rev. Large M; cross above, date across field; Γ//τHЄЧP’.
Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 4th officina. Dated RY 7 (571/2) ?!.
31mm, 15.2 g
Canaan
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Justinianus (527-565)29 viewsJustinianus AE Follis. Antioch Mint.
Obv: DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC Justinian enthroned facing holding long scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Large M, cross above, star left, cresent right, THEUP in ex.
Sear 214
blot-sven
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Kabyle Thrace Tetradrachm -- 230-218 BC14 views16.62 g, 29 mm, 30°
Minted in Kabyle
Silver Tetradrachm; Lightly Toned, Struck from Worn Dies, Minor Porosity
In the Name and Style of Alexander the Great; Celtic Design
Price 882; Draganov 874-875 (Variation); Peykov F2010

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of King Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Artemis Phosphoros (Lightbringer) Standing Left, Holding Torches.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. Kabyle was an ancient Thracian city in modern South Eastern Bulgaria which was conquered by Philip II in 341 BC. Following the Celtic Invasion of Thrace, the royal Odrysian power was replaced by city rule. Kavaros was a Gallic King of Thrace, the only of them to strike coins.
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My #1 or #2 favorite. I love the look that results from the worn dies often used on this style and the addition of Artemis. The flan has a slight bend that's apparent on the left side of the reverse, but I think it gives the coin more character rather than taking away from anything. The reverse also has a slight toning that I've heard referred to as "classic coin cabinet toning" or "gunmetal toning" that makes it look great. In hand, the overall presentation of this coin is just amazing in my opinion.
Hydro
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KASHMIR - Queen Didda15 viewsKASHMIR - Queen Didda (979-1003) AE Stater. Enthroned Ardoxsho facing; Nagari legend: "Shri-Didda" / Queen standing. Size: 17 mm. dpaul7
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Kashmir Stater Didda Rani14 viewsDidda Rani (sole reign), Kashmir, Bronze Stater, 979 - 1003 AD, 19.5mm, 5.9g, Mitchiner NIS 177-178
OBV: Enthroned Ardoxsho (Goddess Lakshmi) facing; Nagari legend: 'Sri' left and 'Didda' right.
REV: Queen standing facing. Nagari Rani Deva.
SRukke
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Kashmir. Kingdoms of Yashakara and Parvagupta. Didda Rani A.D. 979 - 1003. AE stater.94 viewsKashmir. Kingdoms of Yashakara and Parvagupta. Didda Rani A.D. 979 - 1003. AE stater. Queen Didda Rani (979 - 1003 AD) AE Stater. Enthroned Ardoxsho facing; Nagari legend: 'Sri' left and 'DiDda' right. Queen standing.

Mitchiner NIS 177 - 178v.
1 commentsoneill6217
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Kidarite of Jammu & Kashmir: Vinayaditya (late 5th century) debased AV Stater (MACW-3656)40 viewsObv: Formalized Kushan standing king design;
Rev: Semi-realistic portrayal of enthroned Ardoksho;
SpongeBob
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King 01. Seleucos I, 312-281. 91 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3747, Houghton 82(5), gVF, 17.05g, 25.9mm, 45o, Babylon mint, posthumous, 311 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress; reverse BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram in wreath left, MI under throne; nice-style high-relief obverse, flat center on reverse

Seleucos I was a comrade of Alexander the great and founded the Seleucid Empire in 312B.C.
2 commentsLordBest
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Kingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, SNG von Aulock 541316 viewsKingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 BC
AE 20, 7.93g, 20.29mm, 300°
Hieropolis-Kastabala
obv. head, diademed, r.
rev. Zeus Nikephoros, in himation, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand small Nike holding wreath
in r. and l. field (both top down) BASILEWS - TARKONDIMO / TOV
beneath FILANTWNIOV
ref. SNG von Aulock 5413; BMC Cilicia p.37, 1; RPC I, 3871; SGIC 5682; not in SNG
Copenhagen
F+, blue-green patina

Tarkondimotos was a dreaded Cilician pirate and then made ruler of Amanos by Pompejus. He was follower of Julius Caesar, then of his murderer Cassius and finally of Marcus Antonius. Marcus Antonius crowned him as king and he took the cognomen Philantonius, friend of Antonius. He died in the battle of Actium.
Jochen
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Kingdom of England - Henry VIII Ecclesiastical Penny78 viewsHenry VIII, AD 1509-1547
Durham ecclesiastical mint, 1509-1523 AD
King enthroned holding orb and scepter
HE[NRIC DI] GRA REX AG[L (Z F)]
Royal shield over cross fourchée, which divides the legend; T D above shield
CIVI[TAS] DVRRAM
Spinks 2331
2 commentsArdatirion
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm, mint of CIUS?135 viewsDiademed head of Alexander III ( The Great ) wearing horn of Amon.
Reverse.ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left elbow resting on shield, inner left field monogram above lion head, in exergue club and monogram.


Ref: Unpublished in Thompson and SNG Cop. ( 15.94g, 28mm, 3h )
Good very fine,irridesence in fields, slight corrosion reverse right edge, otherwise an attractive coin.

The mongrams on this coin are closer to those recorded by Thompson for the mint of Cius rather than the mint of Heraclea that employed the club symbol with the limited momogram HP

Ex Pavlos S Pavlou
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great162 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Unpublished variety; cf. Meydancikkale 2691 (no palm), Müller 114 (same), Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -, Choice VF, 16.618g, 29.9mm, 0o, Thrace, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 283 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY , Athena enthroned left, Nike crowning king's name in extended right, rests left arm on round shield behind, transverse spear against far side, palm frond (or apluster?) outer left, enthroned cult image of Hermes Perpheraios inner left;possibly unique.

According to myth, the cult image of Hermes Perpheraios was carved by Epeios before he made the Trojan Horse. After Achilles insulted him, the river-god Scamander sided with Troy. The swollen Scamander flooded the Greek camp at its mouth and washed their cult image out to sea. Scamander also was said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times. Later the statue was caught by fishermen from Ainos. They wore themselves out trying to cut it up for firewood, making only a little wound-like mark. They tried to burn it whole, but the flames just went around. Giving up, they threw it back in the sea. After they caught it in their nets a second time they realized it was sacred, received it into the city, and honored it like the gods.


*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.



From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great30 viewsReference. this is the only example of this type known to Forum; possibly unique
Unpublished variety; Meydancikkale - (cf. 2691, different controls, same engraver), Müller -, SNG Cop -, Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -

Note. Thrace, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, likely posthumous, c. 282 - 272 B.C

Obv.
diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
.

Rev. BASILEWS LUSIMACOU
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield decorated with lion’s head, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, monogram in inner left field, monogram in exergue

16.503 gr
28.6 mm
180o

Note.
Barry Murphy identified the mint for this coin as Ainos, noting, "Not the same dies or the same monograms, but clearly the same engraver as Meydicikkale 2691."

A subject ally of Athens, Aenus provided peltasts at the Battle of Sphacteria in 425 B.C. and sent forces to the Sicilian Expedition in 415. It was in the possession of Ptolemy Philopator in 222 B.C., of Philip V of Macedon in 200, of Lysimachos in 283, and later of Antiochus the Great, who lost it to the Romans in 185 B.C., whereupon the Romans declared Aenus a free city. It was still a free city in the time of Pliny the Elder.
2 commentsokidoki
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC101 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 33.17mm, 17.09g, Choice aEF
Struck at Byzantion c. 200-195 BC
Diademed head of deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left holding Nike and resting left arm on shield, transverse spear resting against her right side. Monogram in left field, BY on throne.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Sear 1589v; SNG Cop 1121v; Müller 142-6v; Morkholm p. 147 and pl. XXXIV, 499v; Seyrig pg. 23, #5 & 6
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 323 - 281 B.C., portrait of Alexander the Great109 views Silver drachm, Triton V, lot 1338; Thompson -; Müller -, VF, uncertain mint, weight 4.263g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 288 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ (Lysimachos), Athena enthroned left resting left arm on shield, transverse spear resting against right side, in right Nike crowning name, LO on throne; rare;

Ex Forum
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Kings of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, c. 39 - 31 B.C.20 viewsKingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 BC, AE21. Weight 8.63g. Diademed head of Tarkondimotos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΑΡΚΟΝΔΙΜΟΤΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre, ΦΙΛΛΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ in ex. RPC 3871;Sear #5682
Tarkondimotos, a pirate, was made dynast by Pompey in 69 B.C. and crowned king by Marc Antony in 39 B.C. He died at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.
ddwau
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Kings of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, c. 39 - 31 B.C.4 viewsKingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 BC, AE 21mm. Weight 9.31g. Diademed head of Tarkondimotos right, Anchor countermark / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΑΡΚΟΝΔΙΜΟΤΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre, RPC 3871; Sear #5682ddwau
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Kings of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, c. 39 - 31 B.C.9 viewsKingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 BC, AE22mm. Weight 6.85g. Diademed head of Tarkondimotos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΑΡΚΟΝΔΙΜΟΤΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre, ΦΙΛΛΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ in ex. RPC 3871;Sear #5682
ddwau
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Kings of Macedon Alexander the great circa 328-323 BC AR Drachm 16 mm 4.19 g 3h16 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skinb headdress.Rev Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter in left field Demeter facing with two torches,symbol below throne.Lamsacus mint
Life time issue,the vast majority of Alexanders drachms are Posthumous,and life time issue are scarce.
Grant H
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm40 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 19mm 4.13g Posthumous issue struck 323-317 BC at Troas, Abydos.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, MY monogram in l. field, Ivy-leaf beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(symbol), Price 1527.
_9450
Antonivs Protti
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 44 views17mm 3.90g Posthumous issue 319-305 BC. Minted at Ionia, Magnesia.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, STW monogram. in l. field, AT monogram beneath throne.
Price 1970, Mueller 793. SCARCE TYPE! _6399
Antonivs Protti
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.04g101 viewsPosthumous issue 323-319 BC. Kolophon Mint
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, Lyre in l. field, A beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1769, Mueller 241. _7359 sold :o(
Antonivs Protti
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KINGS of MACEDON, Alexander III, Herakles, Zeus7 viewsAlexander the Great
AR Tetradrachm
312-311 B.C., Ake-Akkon mint
Obv.: Herakles head right,. clad in lion's skin.
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Phoenician letters ayin, kaph, three horizontal and five vertical strokes below arm in left field = Dated year 35.
Ag, 16.94 g
Ref.: Price 3291
Ex-CNG
shanxi
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III, tetradrachm, Macedonian mint (Amphipolis?)76 views336-323 BC (lifetime)
24-26 mm, 17.14 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; to left, janiform-head vase
(Price p. 89, 6.)

ex Auctiones GmbH, eAuction #5, Lot 9
2 commentsareich
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Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC, AR Drachm - Miletos 17 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; labrys (double-head axe) beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49. Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes at Miletos Mint, circa 295/4 BC.

(18 mm, 12h).
Spink & Son Ltd, December 1987.

After the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, Ephesos and Miletos were the only major centres in Asia Minor to remain loyal to Demetrios Poliorketes, the son and successor of Antigonos Monopthalmos. In 294 BC, Demetrios secured the Macedonian throne, ruling most of Greece for a period of six years. In 286 BC he invaded Asia Minor, only to be abandoned by his army, at which point he surrendered to his son-in-law Seleukos I Nikator. He died a few years later in 283 BC, held in captivity at Apamea on the Axios by his son-in-law Seleukos.
n.igma
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III44 viewsAR DRACHM 19.5 mm 3.55 g
OBV: HEAD OF HERAKLES IN LIONSKIN HEADDRESS R
REV: ZEUS ENTHRONED L HOLDING EAGLE AND SCEPTER
laney
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III (THE GREAT)34 views336 - 323 BC
AR DRACHM 4.28 g
OBV: HEAD OF HERAKLES IN LIONSKIN HEADDRESS R
REV: ZEUS ENTHRONED L HOLDING EAGLE AND SCEPTER
LIFETIME ISSUE
Miletos mint
laney
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III (THE GREAT)38 views336 - 323 BC
struck 331/30 BC
Lifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm 25 mm, 17.15 g
O: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck;
R: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle & scepter; o beneath throne
Price 3244 (Ake), now considered to be issued from Tyre (the fourth tetradrachm emission from the city); rare
laney
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER III (THE GREAT)46 views336 - 323 BC
struck 331/30 BC
Lifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm 25 mm, 17.15 g
O: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck;
R: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle & scepter; o beneath throne
Price 3244 (Ake), now considered to be issued from Tyre (the fourth tetradrachm emission from the city); rare
3 commentslaney
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Kings of Pergamon, Eumenes I, 263-241 BC, AR Tetradrachm13 viewsDiademed head of Philetairos r.
ΦIΛΕΤAIPΟY Athena enthroned l., holding shield; spear behind, ivy leaf to inner l., bow to r., A on throne.

Westermark Group II (V.X/R.1); SNG France 1604; SNG von Aulock 1354; Meydancikkale 3002; Sear 7217.

(28 mm, 16.14 g, 12h).
John Jencek
2 commentsn.igma
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Magnesia ad Maeandrum27 viewsDiademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Athena enthroned facing left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind, Nike on extended right hand crowning the first letter of Lysimachos’ name, encircled ΓYP monogram inner left field.

Thompson 116.
Magnesia ad Maeandrum 293-287 BC.

(28.3 mm, 17.08 g, 12 h).
Glenn W Woods.
2 commentsn.igma
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Magnesia ad Maeandrum30 viewsDiademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY Athena enthroned facing left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind, Nike on extended right hand crowning the first letter of Lysimachos’ name, XMΛ monogram in wreath in outer right field.

Thompson 101.
Magnesia on the Maeander 293-287 BC.

(28 mm, 17.07 g, 12h).
Ancient Resource; ex- CNG 243 (27 Oct 2010) Lot 32.
1 commentsn.igma
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KINGS OF THRACE, Lysimachus, 323-281 BC13 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 31mm, 16.5g, 12h; Lampsacus, c. 297-281 BC
Obv.: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with the horn of Ammon.
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and spear; in left field monogram / crescent.
Reference: Thompson 61 / 17-54-379
2 commentsJohn Anthony
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KUSHAN KIPANDA AV (DEBASED) STATER TAXILA-PUSHPAPURA10 viewsEra: 330-360 AD.

Obverse: King standing facing left, holding trident in right hand.
Reverse: Enthroned Ardhoksho.
Weight: 7.2 gms.
Dimension: 20 mm.
Reference: MACW-3589.
Antonivs Protti
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Kushan: Shaka (ca. 325-345 CE) AV Dinar (Göbl 589; MACW 3570)19 viewsObv: Crowned, diademed king standing facing, nimbate, holding standard and sacrificing at altar at left, blundered Bactrian legend around, Brahmi legend: Shaka at right, bhri under arm
Rev: Goddess of plenty Ardoksho enthroned facing, holding diadem and cornucopia, blundered Bactrian legend right: APΔOXţO, tamgha at left
Quant.Geek
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Latin Imitative 1204-61 CE16 viewsChrist enthroned
R: Emperor , L., crowned by virgin,r. emperor wears stamma, divitision, and chlamys, hold in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l,, anexikakia. Virgin wears a tunic and maphorion

Malloy. et al. in coins of the crusader states attributes the type F to the middle period of mostly Robert de Courtenai (1219-28)

Sear 2026 type F, Hendy 26, DO IV pl XLIX, 6

19 mm.
0.8 g.
CGPCGP
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Latin Rule, Sear 205026 viewsByzantine Empire, Latin Rule, 12 April 1204 - 25 July 1261 A.D. Billon aspron trachy nomisma, SBCV 2050; DOC IV, pt. 2, 36, VF, Constantinople mint, 1.464 grams, 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, obverse “MR - QU”, nimbate Virgin enthroned facing, holding nimbate bust of Christ in her crossed arms; reverse Emperor Theodore, holding labarum, and St. Theodore, holding spear, together holding long scepter topped with a Patriarchal Cross; ex FORVMPodiceps
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD), AE trachy 20mm10 viewsLatin Rulers of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD), AE trachy
Obv: Christ enthroned facing
Rev: MP-theta V, Bust of Mary facing, both hands raised.
REFERENCE: SB 2038
Lee S
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LEVON I (1198-1219 A.D.)36 viewsAr Tram Armenia
O: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱԵՈՐ ՀԱՅՈ:   Levon enthroned facing, holding cross and lis-tipped scepter; throne decorated with lions .
R:  +ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ: Two lions rampant back-to-back, each with head reverted; between, long cross pattée.
Mint: uncertain, 1198-1219 AD
21 mm
2.9 gm
Bedoukian 498
2 commentsMat
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Levon IV, 1320-1342 AD, AE Large Pogh, Sis11 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
Masis
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Lucilla ( 164 - 182 A.D.)27 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Rome mint
19mm
2.83g
RIC 759; Cohen 7
1 commentsMat
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Lucilla (164 - 182 A.D.)103 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting elbow on statue of Spes.
Rome
18mm
3.42g
RIC 758 S 5479 BMCRE 306
2 commentsMat
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Lucilla - RIC 7599 viewsLucilla,
AR denarius.
LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Lucilla right /
CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
xokleng
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Lysimachos23 viewsLysimachos 323-281 b.c
Tetradrachm
Restoration Lysimachos Type,Byzantium 2nd - 1st Cent b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon,
Reverse:Athena enthroned rests arm on shield,transverse spear against her right side, holding Nike,ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ,trident down

34.56mm 15.02gm

MULLER 192
Ex forum
maik
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Lysimachos - AR Tetradrachm4 viewsChalcedon
c. 250-100 BC
Head of the deified Alexander with diadem and Ammon's horns right
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike with wreath, transverse spear, resting hand on shield
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΛYΣIMAXOY

KAΛXA
Marinescu 115 (O. 44 R. 104) issue 50
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Lysimachos tetradrachm65 views288/281 BC, Amphipolis
16.85g
obv: diademed head of the deified Alexander with horn of Ammon right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ; Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield decorated with lion’s head, spear resting to her right
(Thompson in Essays Robinson 201 var. (position of 2nd monogram))
ex Künker e-Auction 17, No. 10
2 commentsareich
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Lysimachos Tetradrachm 22 viewsLysimachos, Portrait of Alexander the Great, Kingdon of Thrace, Silver tetradrachm, 297 - 281 B.C., 16.581g, 29.7mm, die axis 0o,
Marinescu Issue 27 (unpublished thesis), Thompson -, Müller -, SNG Cop -, Mektepini -, Meydancikkale -, gVF,
OBV: Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
REV: Athena enthroned left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, Nike crowning name in right hand, left arm rests on shield, transverse spear against right side,
BASILEWS (king) downward on right, LYSIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, monogram inner left
well centered and struck, light toning, bumps scratches, some porosity, small edge chip, western Anatolia, uncertain mint,
EX: Forum Ancient Coins
RARE
1 commentsSRukke
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Lysimachos, Kingdom of Thrace, AR tetradrachm, Posthumous Issue, circa 2nd Century B.C.57 viewsObv:– Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev:– Athena enthroned l., holding Nike on extended r. hand and spear, and resting l. elbow on shield propped against throne; LUSIMACOU in l. field; KP monogram in inner field; BY on throne, BASILEWS in r. field; ornamented trident in exergue
Minted in Byzantium, circa 2nd Century B.C. (Posthumous Issue)

Weight 16.97g. Size 37.11 mm
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm - Rare LAX Monogram -- 297-240 BC12 views15.98 g, 29.30 mm, 0°
Uncertain Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough,
Müller Lysimachus 559; Otherwise Unpublished; Very Rare

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her. LAX monogram

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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A great win from one of FORVM's eBay auctions.
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm -- Magnesia -- 297-282 BC12 views16.34 g, 30.29 mm, 0°
Minted in Magnesia
Silver Tetradrachm; Rough
Price 6813-6816; Thompson 116

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her.

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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MACEDON - ALEXANDER III - THE GREAT55 viewsSilver drachm, Price 1750, F, 4.19g, 16.9mm, 0o, Kolophon mint, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in lion skin headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, right leg drawn back, grain kernel left, spear head right
Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C.
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MACEDON KINGDOM - PHILIP III43 viewsPhilip III brother of Alexander the Great AR drachm Philip III 323 - 317 BC was half brother of Alexander III the Great and was ruling together with the infant son of Alexander - Alexander IV. Philip III was king for only 6 years and was murdered by Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Obv.: Head of Herakles right. Rev.: Zeus enthroned left, holding an eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek. , 4.01 g.
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Macedonia, Amphipolis226 viewsAmphipolis was an ancient city of Macedonia, on the east bank of the river Strymon, where it emerges from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 m. from the sea.

Originally a Thracian town, known as Ennea Odoi ("Nine Roads"), it was colonized by Athenians with other Greeks under Hagnon in 437 BC, previous attempts--in 497, 476 (Schol. Aesch. De fals. leg. 31) and 465--having been unsuccessful.

In 424 BC it surrendered to the Spartan Brasidas without resistance, owing to the gross negligence of the historian Thucydides, who was with the fleet at Thasos. In 422 BC Cleon led an unsuccessful expedition to recover it, in which both he and Brasidas were slain (see Battle of Amphipolis).

The importance of Amphipolis in ancient times was due to the fact that it commanded the bridge over the Strymon, and consequently the route from northern Greece to the Hellespont; it was important also as a depot for the gold and silver mines of the district, and for timber, which was largely used in shipbuilding. This importance is shown by the fact that, in the peace of Nicias (421 BC), its restoration to Athens is made the subject of a special provision, and that about 417, this provision not having been observed, at least one expedition was made by Nicias with a view to its recovery.

Philip of Macedon made a special point of occupying it (357), and under the early empire it became the headquarters of the Roman propraetor, though it was recognized as independent. Many inscriptions, coins, etc., have been found here, and traces of the ancient fortifications and of a Roman aqueduct are visible.

Alexander III, 336-323 BC, Silver Tetradrachm, Price-113, struck 323-320BC at Amphipolis, 17.12 grams, 25.3 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: Zeus enthroned with sceptre and eagle, parallel legs, Macedonian helmet in left field

Well centered and struck with a full EF reverse. Attractive lifetime issue of Alexander III 'The Great'. G5
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Macedonia, Pella, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Varbanov 3748, Pella, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, 90 viewsMacedonia, Pella, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Varbanov 3748, Pella, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left,
avers: IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, right hand raised to her shoulder.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0mm, weight: 11,9,60g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 238-244 A.D., ref: Varbanov 3748, Mouchmov 6489,
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MACEDONIA, PELLA, 275-270 BC80 viewsTetradrachm, 28mm, 17.08g

In The Name of Alexander the Great
O. Hd of young Herakles r.
R. Zeus enthroned left

Price 621

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
4 commentsAZRobbo
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Macedonian Kingdom48 viewsafter 323 BC
AR Drachm (18mm, 3.91g)
O: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
R: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, his right leg drawn back; buckle symbol in field to left, monogram (cresent above A) beneath throne, AΛEΞANΔPOY behind.
Lampsakos mint (posthumous issue).
cf Price 1372; Sear 6730v
ex Jack H. Beymer
Enodia
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.4 viewsAR tetradrachm, ; Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue, struck under Antipater, c. 325-323 BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back and two leg struts, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, TE monogram lower left, concave field
Reference: Price 83, Müller Alexander 181, 16-346-500
John Anthony
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue , Babylon Mint.23 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies), Müller Alexander 67, EF, obverse off-center, 17.208g, 26.1mm, 270o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
Obverse : head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck; Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, ΦIΛH monogram over M below throne.

An Extremely Fine Masterpiece.

Struck with dies by "The Alexander Dekadrachm Master," the same highly-skilled hand who engraved the famous Dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. These coins are from a huge issue struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. Perhaps the very best style of the entire lengthy issue of Alexander coinage.

FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.193 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies), Müller Alexander 67, EF, obverse off-center, 17.208g, 26.1mm, 270o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
Obverse : head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck; Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, ΦIΛH monogram over M below throne.

An Extremely Fine Masterpiece.

Struck with dies by "The Alexander Dekadrachm Master," the same highly-skilled hand who engraved the famous Dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. These coins are from a huge issue struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. Perhaps the very best style of the entire lengthy issue of Alexander coinage.

FORVM Ancient Coins.
The Sam Mansourati Collection. NO MKX 134 BLif.

4 commentsSam
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.109 viewsSilver Drachm, Ref; ADM I series I, 97 (same dies); Price 2090; Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München -, Ch VF, well centered, lightly toned, scratches and bumps, 4.184g, 18.1mm, die axis 45 '.
Ionia, Miletos mint, struck between 325 - 323 B.C. ( within two years of Alexander 's death )
Obverse ; head of Alexander The Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) , Zeus enthroned left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, legs not crossed ;right leg forward , ∆H monogram left.


Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.93 viewsSilver Drachm, ADM I series I, 85 (same dies); Price 2090; Müller Alexander 763; SNG Copenhagen 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München -, Very Fine, well centered, light bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.241g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 0o, struck date between 325 - 323 B.C.
Obverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse : AΛEΞAN∆POY ( of Alexander ), Zeus enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, feet on footstool, right leg forward, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.
**Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection /FORVM Ancient Coins.
2 commentsSam
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, The Great, 336 -323 B.C. Lifetime Issue!89 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2553, (Muller 129); VF, flan defect on reverse, 4.297g, 16.4mm, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne.

This portrait of Herakles has an amazing resemblance to my father when he was young!

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
3 commentsSteve E
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, The Great, 336 -323 B.C. Lifetime Issue! 180 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, The Great, 336 -323 B.C. Lifetime Issue!
Silver drachm, Price 2553, (Muller 129); VF, flan defect on reverse, 4.297g, 16.4mm, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne.

This portrait of Herakles has an amazing resemblance to my father when he was young!

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
9 commentsSteve E
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.49 gm).8 viewsLate posthumous issue of Caria, Alabanda, ca. 188-173 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; Pegasus flying left in left field, AΛBP monogram under throne. Price 2455.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (Price 1534; Muller 1626)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field, monogram below throne

Early Posthumous issue

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Macedonian Kingdom: Antigonos I Monophthalmos (320-301 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain mint in Syria or Phoenicia (Price 3575)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, boar in left field
Quant.Geek
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Colophon (Price P44; Muller P51)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, lyre in left field, monogram below throne
Quant.Geek
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Macedonian Kings. Alexander III the Great 4dr, 336-323B.C. Price 78.73 viewsAlexander III the Great, 336-323 tetdradrachm.

Obv.: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.

Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and resting left on scepter, ithyphalic herm with irrigated penis in left field.

Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue. 17,3g - 26mm - Die axis 7 O´Clock.

EF, mint lustre. Considerably nicer surface than the scan indicates.

Price 78.
3 commentsLordBest
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Macrinus 107 viewsMackrinus antoninianus.Rad and draped seen from behind REV. Salus enthroned l feeding snake arising from altar and holding sceptre.VOTA PUBL PM TR P. Weight.4,85gr RIC 11 var4 commentsspikbjorn
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Magnus Maximus AR Siliqua44 viewsRIC IX 84b1 Trier, RSC 20a
2.07 g, 17 mm
D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe & spear
TRPS in ex.
EX: Roma Numis.
2 commentsMark Z
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Magnus Maximus, RIC IX, Trier 84(b)21 viewsMagnus Maximus, AD 383-388
AR - Siliqua, 1.49g, 17.34mm, 315°
Trier, 2nd officina
obv. DN MAG MAX - IMVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. VIRTVS Ro - MANORVM
Roma, helmeted, enthroned facing, head l., l. knee exposed, holding in l. hand inverted spear and in
extended r. hand globe
in ex. TRPS
ref. RIC IX, Trier 84(b), pl. II, 16; C. 30
VF, toned
Pedigree:
ex KPM auction 46, 6/1994, lot 295
ex coll. Rudolf Hynek, Reutlingen
ex Klassische Münzen, Dr.Brandt, Tübingen
Jochen
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Mamluk (Bahri). Anonymous (741-743 A.H. = 1341-1342 A.D.)5 viewsBalog --; SNAT Hamah 398-409; Album 931H

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated; 2.72 g., 20.71 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Double circular line, connected with spokes within border of dots. ضرب (=duriba/struck) in center.

Rev.: Circular line border, linear hexagram within. بحماة (=bi-Hamah) in center.

The death of Muhammad I in June 1341 was followed by a period of political instability. Muhammad designated his son Abu Bakr as his successor, but Muhammad's senior aide, Qawsun, who held real power, executed Abu Bakr after just two months as sultan. Qawsun had Muhammad's infant son, Kujuk (age 8 or 9), enthroned, but within six months, Qawsun and Kujuk were toppled. Kujuk's half-brother, Ahmad I, was declared sultan. Ahmad relocated to al-Karak, leaving a deputy to rule in Cairo. He was deposed after just five months, and replaced by his half-brother Isma'il in June 1342. In light of the chronology assigned to this coin by the SNAT, it could conceivably have been issued late in the third reign of Muhammad or early in the reign of Isma'il. It could also conceivably have been issued by one of Isma'il's three predecessors. However, according to the Table of Mint Activity in Balog, none of them issued copper coins from the Hamah mint.
Stkp
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Mamluk (Bahri). Anonymous (741-743 A.H. = 1341-1342 A.D.); overstruck, apparently on a Muhammad I (3rd reign 709-741 A.H. = 1310-1341 A.D.) 9 viewsBalog --; SNAT Hamah 398-409; Album 931H; overstruck, apparently on a Balog 245; SNAT Hamah 391-395; Album 922.

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated (host coin also Hamah mint, undated); 1.90 g., 19.11 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Double circular line, connected with spokes within border of dots. ضرب (=duriba/struck) in center.

Rev.: Circular line border, linear hexagram within. بحماة (=bi-Hamah) in center.

The death of Muhammad I in June 1341 was followed by a period of political instability. Muhammad designated his son Abu Bakr as his successor, but Muhammad's senior aide, Qawsun, who held real power, executed Abu Bakr after just two months as sultan. Qawsun had Muhammad's infant son, Kujuk (age 8 or 9), enthroned, but within six months, Qawsun and Kujuk were toppled. Kujuk's half-brother, Ahmad I, was declared sultan. Ahmad relocated to al-Karak, leaving a deputy to rule in Cairo. He was deposed after just five months, and replaced by his half-brother Isma'il in June 1342. In light of the chronology assigned to this coin by the SNAT, it could conceivably have been issued late in the third reign of Muhammad or early in the reign of Isma'il. It could also conceivably have been issued by one of Isma'il's three predecessors. However, according to the Table of Mint Activity in Balog, none of them issued copper coins from the Hamah mint.

Attribution of the host coin courtesy of Alex Koifman.
Stkp
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Mamluk (Bahri). Muhammad I (al-Nasir Nasir al-Din Muhammad) (1st reign, 693-694 A.H. = 1293-1294 A.D.; 2nd reign 698-708 A.H. = 1299-1309 A.D.; 3rd reign, 709-741 A.H. = 1310-1341 A.D.)11 viewsBalog 245b, Plate X No. 245b; SNAT Hamah 394-395; Album 922.

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated (3rd reign); 3.26 g., 20.20 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Border on both sides, dotted circle between two linear circles; الماك (al-Malik) / الناصر (al-Nasir) in two rows in field.

Rev.: Shield divided by horizontal band into three horizontal segments (fesse). The central band is bendy of eleven pieces. Upper and lower segment contains a floral arabesque.

Muhammad I, the ninth Bahri Mamluk sultan, was the youngest son of Sultan Qala'un (of Turkic origin from the Kipchak tribe) and a mother of Mongol origin, and the brother of Sultan Khalil. After the assassination of Khalil in December 1293 by a faction lead by Lajin, Muhammad became sultan at age nine. In December 1294 Muhammad's regent, Kitbugha, deposed Muhammad with the support of Lajin and installed himself as sultan. In 1296 Kitbugha was deposed by Lajin, who then ruled as a sultan until he was murdered in 1299. Muhammad was recalled and reinstated as sultan at age 14, although power was held by Baybars. In 1309 Muhammad, who sought to free himself from the domination of Baybars, withdrew from Egypt and attempted to have Baybars arrested. This failed and Baybars installed himself as sultan, ending Muhammad's second reign. His second reign was dominated by Mongol threats in the Levant. After only ten months an Egyptian mob forced Baybars to flee and Muhammad was reinstated. at age 24. He reigned until his death 31 years later. His third reign was the apogee of Mamluk power and the high-water mark of culture in Egypt since Ptolemaic Alexandria. Eight of his sons and four of his grandsons would be enthroned as sultans.
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Manuel I35 viewsManuel I
Aspron Trachy 3.41g / - / -
- The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, MP - OV
- Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross
Mint:Constantinople (1160-1180)
References: Sear BCV (1987) No.1964, p.398
Scotvs Capitis
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Manuel I Billon Aspron Trachy31 viewsManuel I
Billon Aspron Trachy 3.36g / 27.75mm / -
- The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, MP - OV
- Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum w/ 3 points on shaft (officina B) and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross
Mint: (1155-1156)
References: Sear BCV (1987) No.1964, p.398
Scotvs Capitis
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Manuel I Comnenus Billon Aspron Trachy 23 viewsManuel I Comnenus
Billon Aspron Trachy

Attribution: Sear 1966
Date: AD 1143-1180
Obverse: Christ enthroned,
throne w/o back; bearded, w/nimbus
cross, wearing pallium & colobium;
in field, IC (left) and XC (right).
Reverse: MANH Λ Δ
Ε C Π OTH (or similar). The Virgin
(nimbate, right) crowns Manuel (left). Both
standing, facing: the BVM wears pallium and
maphorium, the emperor wears loros and
divitision and holds labarum (right hand) and
globus cruciger (left hand); in field between their
heads M and to right Θ V.
Size: 30 mm

Manuel, who was influenced by his contact with western Crusaders, enjoyed the reputation of "the most blessed emperor of Constantinople" in parts of the Latin world as well. Modern historians, however, have been less enthusiastic about him. Some of them assert that the great power he wielded was not his own personal achievement, but that of the dynasty he represented; they also argue that, since Byzantine imperial power declined catastrophically after Manuel's death, it is only natural to look for the causes of this decline in his reign.
Noah
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196456 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 4.44gm
1 commentswileyc
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196428 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 5.29gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196434 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (variation A, no dots on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation A
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 var A, DO 15.5-10

26mm 4.45gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196426 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (variation A, no dots on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation A
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 3.56gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196417 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
28mm 3.38 gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196420 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
28mm 4.56 gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196519 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing, to left MP; to r., OV
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (three dots= on shaft) and plain gl cr in Left hand
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation D
Date: 1164-1167? CE
Sear 1965
27mm 3.70 gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196519 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing, to left MP; to r., OV
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum and plain gl cr in Left hand
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage , second phase (globus with single barred cross), Variation B, (one dot on Labarum)
Date: 1164-1167? CE
Sear 1965
((d17.15,cc9)
31mm, 3.59g
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196512 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing, to left MP; to r., OV
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum and plain gl cr in Left hand
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage , second phase (globus with single barred cross), Variation A, (no dot on Labarum)
Date: 1164-1167? CE
Sear 1965 DO 12
((d17.15,cc9)
30mm, 4.47g
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Manuel I, SBCV 196420 viewsNimbate Virgin enthroned with nimbate head of infant Christ, MHP / ΘV to sides
MANγHΛ ΔECΠOTHC
Crowned figure of Manuel facing, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
Billon aspron trachy, 34mm, 4.4g
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Markianopolis. Septimius Severus5 viewsMarkianopolis. Septimius Severus AE29

Obverse: AY KA CEPTI CEVHPOC P, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VI FAVCTINIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Serapis enthroned left, holding staff, Kerberos at his feet.
Macedonian Warrior
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Maxentius, RIC VI, Rome 208 var. #25 viewsMaxentius, AD 306-312, son of Maximian
AE - Follis, 25mm, 5.07g, 135°
Rome, 3rd officina, AD 308-310
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
laureate head r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
Hexastyle temple, within Roma, helmet, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre
and holding in extended r. hand globe, shield behind; architrave decorated with wave line
and dots; pediment decorated with the 2 dioscuri stg. facing with raised r. hand; as
acroteria Victories with wreath
ref. RIC VI, Rome 208 var.; Drost, pic. 93e (doesn't know officina T)
scarce, about VF
Jochen
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Maximinus AR Denarius 27 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus enthroned left, feeding snake rising from altar.
Date: Mar 235 - Jan 236 AD
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC IVb 14, RSC III 85
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Maximinus AR Denarius 17 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus enthroned left, feeding snake rising from altar.
Date: Mar 235 - Jan 236 AD
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC IVb 14, RSC III 85
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MAXIMINUS I33 viewsAR denarius. 236 AD. 3,28 grs. Laureate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP MAXIMINUS PIUS AVG. / Salus enthroned left, feeding serpent rising from altar. SALVS AVGVSTI.
C. 85. RSC 85. RIC 14.
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MAXIMINUS I31 viewsAR denarius. 236 AD. 3,28 grs. Laureate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP MAXIMINUS PIUS AVG. / Salus enthroned left, feeding serpent rising from altar. SALVS AVGVSTI.
C. 85. RSC 85. RIC 14.

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Maximinus I Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius 236/238 -Roma-.
Obv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - S C ; Salus enthroned l. feeding snake arising from altar.

RIC 85, C. 92.
Tanit
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Maximinus Sestertius15 viewsAE Sestertius 236/238 -Roma-.
Obv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - S C ; Salus enthroned l. feeding snake arising from altar.

RIC 85, C. 92.
Tanit
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Mazaios stater (or cilician siglos) 132 viewsSilver stater, SGCV II 5649, EF, 11.010g, 23.9mm, 0o, 361 - 334 B.C.
O: BALTRZ (=Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding bunch of grapes, grain ear, and eagle in right, lotus headed scepter in left hand, M below throne, all within a circle of dots /
R: lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (=Mazdai) in Aramaic above, letters below, all within a circle of dots; obverse and reverse slightly off center.

Provenance: FAC
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Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C. Silver drachm12 viewsParthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C. Silver drachm, Sellwood 29.2 var (different tiara: six-point star and third row from outside is linear rather than pearls), EF, nicely toned, Rhagae? mint, 4.051g, 21.0mm, 0o, obverse long-bearded bust left wearing tiara with four rows of pearls and seven-point star; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ”, beardless archer enthroned right, wearing bashlyk and cloak, bow in right; six-line inscription; no border. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrJ (2014) 6.0.31.05 var.19 viewsAE 17, 2.86g, 17.47mm, 195°
obv. MARKIAN - OPOLIC
Bust of City-Goddess, draped, veiled and wearing mural-crown, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLEITWN (WN ligate)
Kybele, in long garment and wearing kalathos, enthroned l., resting with l. arm on
tympanon and holding patera in r. hand; at both sides of throne a lion.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 539
obv. AMNG I/1, 538
b) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.0.31.5 var. (has MARKIANO-POLIC)
rare, F+, dirty green patina
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markianopolis_sept_severus_HJ6_14_31_19var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.31.27 (plate coin)8 viewsMoesia inferior, Markianopolis, Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 3.86g, 19.06mm, 210°
obv. AV [L CEPT] - CEVHRO(sic!)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIAN - OPOLITWN (WN ligate)
Kybele, in long garment and wearing kalathos, enthroned l., resting with l. ellbow on
tympanon and holding patera in r. hand; at both side of throne a lion std. l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 586 var. (has CEVHROC)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 723 corr. (writes CEVHROC but has CEVHRO!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.31.27 (plate coin)
F+, black-green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.31.31 (plate coin)37 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 3.6g, 19.07mm, 45°
obv. AV L(?) CEP - CEVHRO[C?]
laureate head r.
rev. MARKIAN - OPOLITW / [N?]
Kybele, richly draped, wearing kalathos, enthroned l. resting with l. arm on ty a lion mpanon and holding patera in outstretched r.
hand; at each side of throne a lion crouching l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
rev. AMNG I/1, 586 var. (has OPOLITWN)
obv. AMNG I/1, 585 var. (has CEPT)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.31.31 (plate coin)
d) BMC p. 28, 4 var (legend variation, AE 24) (Thanks to Lawrence Woolslayer!)
about VF/EF, green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2014) 6.14.06.04 (plate coin)17 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 9.76g, 26.26mm, 195°
struck under governor Iulius Faustinianus
obv. AV L CEPTI - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVCTINIANO - V - MARKIANOPO - LITWN
Hades/Serapis, in himation and wearing kalathos, enthroned l., resting with raised l.
hand on sceptre and holding extended r. hand over three-headed Kerberos, std. l., and
looking up to him.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 561
b) Varbanov (engl.) 793
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.6.4 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
VF, nice dark-green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 17. Julia Domna, HrJ (2013) 6.17.31.01 (plate coin)26 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-217
AE 18, 4.04g, 17.85g, 30°
obv. IOVLIA DO - [MNA CEB]
Bust, draped, r.
rev. MARKIANO - [POLITWN]
Kybele, in girded double chiton and himation, wearing mural crown, enthroned l.
in remarkable nonchalant attitude, resting with l. arm on tympanon and holding
patera in r. hand; at both sides of throne a lion, the frontal one std.r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.17.31.1 (plate coin)

The depiction of Kybele on this coin is very different from the usual boring ones we see on small coins from Markianopolis. Here we must have a creative artist. The ostensibly nonchalant attitude I know until now only from depictions of MATER DEVM. I think it is the sign of a kind of safety and carelessness. We can see SECVRITAS often in a similar position. So even small coins - often overlooked by collectors - can cause a nice surprise.

Pat Lawrence: (1) I've been hunting for, what I think I recall, another Cybele relaxing like that on a provincial coin. Though the sense of security is, I think, a perfectly valid interpretation, I think there's more to it.
The iconographic type, seated with the pair of lions, goes back to her 4cBC cult statue. But it is on a stiff throne and is decidedly blocky, as cult statues often are.
The pictorial type shown on this and (if I recall correctly) some other Greek Imperial coins, where she leans back as if in a landscape setting, probably is related to paintings or reliefs that re-interpreted the cult-statue type to make a 'natural' and womanly Cybele.
This is like taking the medieval, originally Byzantine (as in apse mosaics) Mary and treating her and the baby as the Renaissance did, kneeling in the woods (Filippo Lippi) or playing with him, offering him grapes as Hermes did to baby Dionysos (with the meaning adjusted appropriately).
(2) Sometimes at the Rome mint JD is shown slightly relaxed on her cult-image throne, but so long as you have that carpentry back-rest to the throne, you are dealing with the cult image as prototype.
Jochen's new Marcianopolis I am sure DOES have the same "pictorial" prototype and meaning (Cybele in Nature, her element) as the Anchialos coin.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.05 (plate coin)21 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 10.46g, 27.97g, 195°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEM KAIK CEROVEIL - NEIKOP PROC ICT
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding
in extended r. hand patera; at his feet the eagle
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2154 corr. (writes CEROVBEIL and cites AMNG 1234 in error)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.5 (plate coin)
rare, EF, some smoothing

Remarkable CEROVEIL instead of CERBEIL! Occurs otherwise only once on AMNG 1234 (Hygieia and Asklepios).
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.06 (plate coin)53 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 11.71g, 27.61mm, 195°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. A - VT KAI MAR AVRH - KO[MODO]C
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO PRC ICT.HG - E - MO KAIKI CERBEILIA (TR ligate)
Zeus, in Himation, nude to hips, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and
holding patera in outstretched r. hand; left before him eagle stg. l., head turned r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1231 var. (has CERBILEI)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1230 var. (= AMNG 1230)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.6 (plate coin)
F+, apple-green patina

On an ex. from Sofia between P and ICT are surely only two letters; wether it should be read PRO or POC is doubtful (Pick). Here we have the same situation but we can read PRC IC for sure. But then however follows another letter looking like a P before the legend is continued with HG. It can well be a ligate TR!
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.0719 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 12.29g, 27.79mm, 180°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEM KAIK C - ERBILEI - NEIKOPO PROC I - C T
Zeus, in Himation, enthroned l., holding scepter in raised l. hand and patera in extended r. Hand; at his feet l. eagle stg. l., head turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1230/31 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2141 var. (different rev. legend)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.7 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina
pedigree:
ex CNG Auction 352, Lot 228
ex coll. Dr. George Spradlng
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.08 (plate coin)21 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 30, 12.37g, 29.69mm, 15°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AVT KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. NEIKOPO PR[O]C ICT - H - GEMO KAIKI CERBILEI
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting on his sceptre and holding in outstretched
r. hand patera; left at his feet the eagle stg.l., head turned r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1231 var. (different legend break on rev.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1230 var. (= AMNG 1231)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.8 (plate coin)
F+, brown patina, slightly rough

HrJ writes NIKOP PROC, but I think it is NIKOPO PROC where the O of PROC is blocked. Otherwise the big space before C ICT can't be explained.
There are several different variants of this type. They are due to the sloppy making.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.101 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.07g, 16.81mm, 210°
obv. AVT M AVRH - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEI - KOPOL - PROC CIC
Zeus in Himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.10
very rare (R8), F+, dark green patina

Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.17 (plate coin)11 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 28, 10.45g, 28.14mm, 180°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HG[EM KAI]K C - ERBIL - [EI]A NEIKOP[O PROC] ICT
Zeus enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera; at his feet the eagle stg. l., looking r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1232 var. (ex. #2, Sofia; has too KAIK C - ERBIL, legend only partially readable)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2135 var. (= AMNG 1232, cites in error AMNG 1231)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.17 (this coin)
F, nice light green patina, some corrosions

Sadly the patina is damaged. But the rev. legend with the unlisted break [KA]IK C - ERBIL - is clearly visible.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.19 (plate coin)14 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 15.79g, 27.11mm, 180°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI - MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEM KAIK CEBEILI[A?] - NEIKOPO PRO - C - IC (O of PRO as thick dot)
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera; at his feet the eagle stg. l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1230 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2142 var. (has CERBEILI)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.19 (plate coin)
rare, F+, dark green patina

CEBEILIA is known from HrHJ (2013) No. 8.10.32.1 (river god)
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.20 (plate coin)15 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 12.27g, 26.89mm, 195°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. [AV - T KAI] MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO PRO - [C I] HGEMO KAIKI CEBEILIA(?)
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera; at his feet the eagle
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 1232 (for the type only)
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2148 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.20 (plate coin)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.32.7 (same die, even with the 3 dots behind AVRH!)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
Jochen
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_1_2var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.21 corr. (plate coin)9 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 26, 10.24g
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. [NEI]KOP PROC IC - T - HGEM KAIK CERBIL[...]
Zeus in himation, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera; [at his feet the eagle stg. l., head turned r.]
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1232 var. (ex. #2, Sofia; has too KAIK C - ERBIL, legend only partally
readable)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2135 var. (= AMNG 1232, cites in error AMNG 1231)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.21 (this coin, T of ICT forgotten))
about VF, nice green patina
Jochen
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_21corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.21 corr.1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.44g, 18.05mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI M A - YMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKO - PROC CICT
Tyche, wearing kalathos, enthroned l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r.
hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.21 corr. (same die, different obv. legend)
rare, about VF, black-green patina

What immediately catches the eye is the clear Y at the beginning of the second part of the legend. This only occurs with the legends for Commodus at A - YR and the A at the end of the first legend part fits well. In the name KOMODOC the KO is missing and the M is only a stunted letter.
Jochen
nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1271.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.07 (plate coin)18 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 12.66g, 27.18mm, 210°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K L C. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VPA.OOVI.TERTVLLOV.NIKOPOLI / PROC IC
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding
in outstretched r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1271 (1 ex., Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2763
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.7 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF, brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2012)8_14_1_7(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.11 (plate coin)18 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 14.57g, 28.41mm, 210°
struck under governor L. Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV KL CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1285 var. (has NIKOPOLITWN)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2677 var. (has NIKOPOLITW)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.11
F+, small patina damage on rev.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2012)8_14_1_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.14 #1 (plate coin)38 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.71g, 27.28mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPT. - CEVHR PER
laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR.GALLOV.NI - KOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR.
Zeus in himation enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.14 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ8_14_11_1corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.1528 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 12.14g, 27.32mm, 330°
obv. AVT KAI L CE - CEVHROC PER
Head, laureate, r. (totally different portait!)
rev. NEIKOPOL[I] - PROC ICTRW
Zeus, in himation, enthroned l., holding in extended r. hand patera and resting with raised l. hand on
sceptre
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.15
F+, dark-green patina

Pick: The big coins without the name of the governor are mostly from very coarse style, similar to those of Commodus; may be they are the first ones struck for Severus in Nikopolis.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_1_16.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.178 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.14g, 16.61mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LITWN
Zeus, in himation, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1347 var. (different legend break on rev.)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.17 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina, slightly double struck on obv.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_1_19corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.20 (plate coin)19 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 2.75g, 19.11mm, 30°
obv. [AV K]AI CE. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - IT[WN]
Zeus enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1347 (4 ex., Berlin, Bukarest, in trade)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.20 (plate coin)
F/F+, dark green patina, some patina damage
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_6_3var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.21 corr. (plate coin)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 3.07g, 19.32mm, 30°
obv. AV KAI. - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - [T?] PROC IC / TRON
Serapis, in himation, wearing kalathos, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on long
sceptre and holding in extended r. hand patera(?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) 8.14.01.21 corr. (this coin, in error listed under Zeus)
about VF, dark green Patina

The patera in the r. hand of Serapis is not visible. May be that he only is extending his r. hand without patera.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_1_22corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.2311 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.63g, 18.46mm, 30°
obv. AV - K - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC I
Zeus in himation enthroned l0. resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1346 (like ex. #2, Bassarabescu)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2245 (rev. only)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.1.1.23
F+, dark green patina, both sides a bit excentrical
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_1_11var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.64 (plate coin)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.89g, 26.69mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
Av.: AV K L CEP - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r.
Rv.: VP AVR GALLOV NI - KOPOLITwn / PROC I
Zeus enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1285
b) Varbanov 2691
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.64 (this coin)
S+, brown-green patina
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.09 cf.1 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 10.32g, 28.36mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. [A]V K.M.AVR. - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPO / PROC IC
Zeus, bearded, in himation, enthroned l.,, resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1516 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
cf. Nr. 8.18.1.9, but rev. legend like Nr. 8.18.1.17
About VF, dark green patina
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