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20.5 Crispina22 viewsCRISPINA
AR Denarius. 3.18g
CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / CERES, Ceres holding grain-ears and sceptre.
RIC 276, RSC 1, BM 33
Ex Coin Galleries 2/17/99
Ex Harlan J. Berk
RI0085
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14 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.35 g, 12h)
Draped bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder, with hair and beard in Antonine-Severan style
The Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding spear and bridle of horse
Rostovtsev 2085; Rostovtsev & Prou 377

Rostovtsev suggests that the obverse may depict Caracalla. This interpretation is somewhat plausible, but unlikely, considering the additional object on the obverse, and the bare head of the figure.
Ardatirion
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16 viewsUNITED STATES, Trade Tokens. Wooster, Ohio. Archer House. Circa 1878-1966.
AL Five Cent Token (21.5mm, 1.16 g, 8h)
ARCHER HOUSE -:- around central hole
GOOD FOR/ 5¢/ IN TRADE

Archer House hotel was constructed in 1878 on the corner of Buckeye and Liberty Streets, on the site of the earlier wood frame Washington House tavern. The founders, tailor E.B. Connelly and his sister-in-law Melinda, named the establishment after Melinda's deceased son, Archer. Melinda Connelly later remarried to A.M. Parrish, with whom she would operate the hotel until her death. The property passed to heir great-grandson, on who's behalf it was sold to Dr. Alonzo Smith in 1923. Archer House was finally purchased by Robert Freeman in 1964, and was razed in 1966. Today, a two story professional building stands on the spot.
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(0253) GALLIENUS43 views253 - 268 AD
AE 23 mm 5.43 g
O: ΠOΛIKEΓΓAΛΛIIINOCCEB Radiate draped bust right, behind head is unknown flowing or draped object
R: [NIKA]-I-EΩN Apollo seated, playing lyre, resting right elbow on column.
Nicaea, Bithynia
SNG von Aulock 7085
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0085 - Denarius Septimius Severus 195 AC34 viewsObv/L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P III COS II PP, Apollo standing l. holding patera and lyre.

Ag, 18.0mm, 2.81g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/59 [S] - BMCRE V/110 var. (note p.39) - Cohen 389
ex-CGB, art #brm_079892
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields, 197 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields,
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG, Hand with scales, PNR below.
revers:- PON-M-TR-P-IMP-COS-DES-IT, S•C across fields.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41 A.D., ref: RIC-I-085, C-71,
Q-001
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AE-18, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right,65 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AE-18, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right,
avers:- P-CEΠ-ΓETAC-K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, hound running at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 4,29g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Augusta Traiana, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov (Engl)-1281, Moushmov-3085,
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #1135 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 29-31mm, weight: 17,97g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-85, p-, C-92
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #268 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 085, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, #2
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- SALVS-AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 29-30,5mm, weight: 24,15g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-85, p-, C-92
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-38-01, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #01 61 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-38-01, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #01
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back .
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: AN IIII, diameter: 30mm, weight: 19,30g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., regnal year IIII., ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-38-01, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #0272 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-38-01, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #02
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: AN IIII, diameter: 30mm, weight: 19,30g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., regnal year IIII., ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 08545 viewsObv:– IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, Severus Alexander, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P VII COS II P P, Romulus advancing right with spear & trophy
References:– RIC 85, RSC 351
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07b Domitian as Caesar RIC 108589 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385. BNC 238.
Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018.

A rare left portrait variant of the common Salus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin.

Good style and well centred.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 002b, Rome, DIANAE VICTRI, Diana standing left, Rare!87 views085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 002b, Rome, DIANAE VICTRI, Diana standing left, Rare!
avers:- IMP-AEMILIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- DIANAE-VICTRI, Diana standing left, holding bow and arrow.
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-21,5 mm, weight: 3,28 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-2b, p195, C-10, Sear5-9831, Rare!,
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085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Mars advancing left, Rare!110 views085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Mars advancing left, Rare!
avers:- IMP-AEMILIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MARTI-PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear with shield.
exerg: , diameter: 19-22,5 mm, weight: 3,25 g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-5b, p195, C-22, Sear5-9836, Rare!,
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085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #180 views085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #1
avers:- Male head right, with attributes of Apollo, Mercury and Neptune; behind, trident and control symbol ??? .
revers: - Victory in quadriga right, holding reins and wreath; in ex. L•IVLI•BVRSIO•,
exerg: -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, diameter: 19-20,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 B.C., ref: Crawford 352/1, Sydenham 728,
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085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #291 views085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #2
avers:- Male head right, with attributes of Apollo, Mercury and Neptune; behind, trident and control symbol bust of bird right.
revers: - Victory in quadriga right, holding reins and wreath; in ex. L•IVLI•BVRSIO•,
exerg: -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 4,02g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 B.C., ref: Crawford 352/1, Sydenham 728,
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085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1a, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #3113 views085 B.C., L. Julius Bursio, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 352/1a, Rome, Victory in quadriga right, -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, #3
avers:- Male head right, with attributes of Apollo, Mercury and Neptune, behind, trident and control symbol poppy (?).
revers: - Victory in quadriga right, holding reins and wreath; in ex. L•IVLI•BVRSIO•,
exerg: -/-//L•IVLI•BVRSIO•, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 8h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 B.C., ref: Crawford 352/1a, Sydenham 728,
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085 B.C., Mn. Fonteius C.f., Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 353/1, Rome, Winged figure on goat right,102 views085 B.C., Mn. Fonteius C.f., Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 353/1, Rome, Winged figure on goat right,
avers:- Laureate head of Apollo Veiovis right; below, thunderbolt; behind, MN FONTEI; before, C F.
revers: - Winged figure on goat right; above, pilei; in ex. thyrsus; laurel wreath as border.
exerg: -/-//thyrsus, diameter: 19,5-20,5 mm, weight: 3,99g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 B.C., ref: Crawford-353/1c, Sydneham-724a,
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085 Constantine I15 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINUS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: A/CONS
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085. Caracalla.7 viewsAntoninianus, 216 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM / Radiate bust of Caracalla.
Reverse: PM TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P / Jupiter standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
4.75 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #275b; Sear #6775.
Callimachus
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0850 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Dacia36 viewsReference. Scarce
RIC 850;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back.

Rev. in ex. DACIA S-C in field
Dacia seated left on rock, holding vexillum and curved sword (Falx); r. foot rests on globe?

11.52 gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
At the time of the Dacian wars researchers have estimated that only ten percent of Spanish and Gallic warriors had access to swords, usually the nobility. By contrast Dacia had rich resources of iron and were prolific metal workers. It is clear that a large percentage of Dacians owned swords, greatly reducing Rome's military advantage.[7]
Marcus Cornelius Fronto described the large gaping wounds that a falx inflicted, and experiments have shown that a blow from a falx easily penetrated the Romans' lorica segmentata, incapacitating the majority of victims.
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0852 Hadrian As Roma 134-38 AD Hispania24 viewsReference.
RIC 852f

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. HISPANIA in ex. S C
Hispania, draped, reclining left, holding branch in extended right hand and resting left arm on rock; rabbit to left

11.65 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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0855-0886 AH - Mehmed II - Valentine #38 - Ottoman Mangir85 viewsSultan: Mehmed II (r. 1444-1448 AD, 1451-1481 AD)
Date: 1451-1481 AD (855-886 AH)
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Mangir

Obverse: Muh bin (Murad)

Reverse: Kallad mulkah (Adrina)

Edirne (Adrina) mint
Valentine #38
1.37g; 14.0mm; 180°

Note: If I don't have this coin oriented correctly, please tell me how to. Thank you.
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085a Valerian II. AR antoninianus28 viewsobv: P LIC VALERIANVS CAES rad. drp. bust r.
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI child Jupiter riding r. on goat
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085b Valerian II. AR antoninianus40 viewsobv: P LC VALERIANVS CAES rad. drp. bust r.
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI child Jupiter riding r. on goat
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085p Aemilian (253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 06-01-29, AE-Sestertius, #0164 views085p Aemilian (253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 06-01-29, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-C-M-AEMIL-AEMILIANVS-A, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PMSC_OL-VI, Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right; in ex. AN XIV regnal year XIV.
exergo: AN XIV, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 252-253 A.D., ref: Pick-179, PM-6-01-29, Mus-r,
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091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 021var, Rome (Viminacium?), PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left,66 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 021var, Rome (Viminacium?), PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left,
avers:- CORN-SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, holding box of perfumes.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5 mm, weight: 3,44 g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), date: 256-57 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-21var (no "P" in field or exe!!), p-, Göbl-0853b, Viminacium,
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #1112 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, (D2).
reverse: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 19,0-20,5 mm, weight: 3,70 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Mediolanum, iss-3, off-3, date: 269-270 A.D., ref: T-0085, RIC V-I 151,
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1085 THRACE. Byzantium. Hadrian, Demetrius, magistrate Wicker35 viewsReference. Rare
RPC III, 1085; Varbanov 1656;

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1085/

Obv: AVTO KAI TPAI AΔPIANOC AVΓ.
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: EΠI ΔHMHTPOC BYZANTIΩN / TO B.
Conical wicker basket.

16.10 gr
30 mm
6h
okidoki
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132 - Probus - RIC 085 var. - Bust Type G (Lugdunum) (III)33 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PRO-BI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 5 Officina 3. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
Reference(s) – Cohen 343. Bastien 242 (3 examples cited). RIC 85 Bust Type G var (officina)

3.90 gms
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1397 - Albinus Bruti F., Denarius206 viewsRome mint, 48 BC
PIETAS, head of Pietas right
ALBINVS BRVTI F, clasped hands holding winged caduceus
3.83 gr
Ref : HCRI # 26, RCV # 427, RSC, Postumia # 10
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Siscia 085a17 viewsObv:– IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Siscia (B in right field, *SIS in exe) A.D. 295
References:– RIC VI Siscia 85a
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15 Constantius II90 viewsConstantius II DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, PDC; FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO bare-headed, reaching, TRP crescent in ex Trier 359.2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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195 Geta19 viewsGeta Denarius. P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right / PONTIF COS II, Geta standing left, holding globe & short sceptre. RSC 117 RIC 61Randygeki(h2)
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307-337 AD - Constantine I - RIC VII Aquileia 065 or 085 - D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG26 viewsEmperor: Constantine I (r. 307-337 AD)
Date: 320-321 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Emperor Constantine
Bust right; laureate

Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
Laurel wreath enclosing VOT / XX.
Our Lord Constantine Chief Priest Emperor offers vows so that he may have a prosperous twenty year reign.
Exergue: AQP or ●AQP● (Aquileia mint, first officina)

RIC VII Aquileia 65 or 85; VM 79
2.58g; 18.9mm; 165°
Pep
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33. Severus Alexander year VII.9 viewsDenarius, 228 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: P M TR P VII COS II P P / Romulus, bareheaded, walking, holding a spear and trophy.
2.52 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #85; Sear #7906.

Romulus is not a common reverse type. The identification of a bareheaded man walking, and holding a spear and trophy as Romulus, apparently comes from a sestertius of Antoninus Pius also inscribed ROMVLO AVGVSTO. Mars is often portrayed this way, but he is always helmeted.
Callimachus
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37. Constantius II / Emperor and 2 standards.27 viewsMaiorina (Larger AE 2), 350-351, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius. A behind bust.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM / Emperor standing, star above, holding two standards, each with a Christogram. III in left field.
Mint mark: ASIS (crescent)
5.16 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #301; LRBC #1187; Sear #18085.

The CONCORDIA MILITVM reverse type was not one of the original reverse types in the coinage reform of 348. Each reverse type was personal (or belongs) to one emperor, but was used on coins of all the emperors. CONCORDIA MILITVM was Vetranio's reverse type, but it was also used on coins of Constantius II while Vetranio was emperor, and immediately following his abdication.

Vetranio was proclaimed emperor in the Balkans in March of 350 about the same time the usurper Magnentius gained control of the western part of the Empire. This was apparently done at the suggestion of a sister of Constantius II, who was off fighting the Persians at the time, so that a legitimate emperor could deal with Magnentius. Vetranio was apparently loyal to Constantius II, and when Constantius II was able to get to the Balkans several months later, Vetranio abdicated on Christmas Day and was allowed to live out the rest of his life in retirement. While he was emperor, Vetranio minted coins in his own name and that of Constantius II with this reverse type.

RIC suggests a date of December 25, 350 - August 351 for this coin. This is the time period immediately following Vetranio's abdication.
Callimachus
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50-37 - GETA Como Cesar de Septimius Severus (198 - 209 D.C.)19 viewsAUGUSTA TRAIANA - Tracia

AE Assarión
16.0 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "Π CEΠTI ΓETAC K" – Busto. a cab. desnuda, vest. y acoraz. a der.
Rev: "AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC. " Artemisa estante a der., acompañada por su perro, toma una flecha de su carcaj con mano der. y porta arco en izq.

Acuñada: 198 - 209 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #3085, Varbanov II #1279 P.107 (R3), Schonert-Geiss #422, BMC Trajanopolis #25
mdelvalle
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5844 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Hadrian & Serapis18 viewsReference.
Emmett 1042.17; RPC III, 5844; Köln 1085-6; Dattari (Savio) 1944-5

Issue L IZ = year 17

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. [L] IZ (date) in exergue.
temple (classical) with two columns enclosing Sarapis standing, r. holding sceptre and raising arm; to r., Emperor (Hadrian), laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing l., holding sceptre; between, altar inscribed ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΝ

27.60 gr
33 mm
11 h.

Note.
CNG E-auction 360
Ex Coin Galleries (12 April 2000), lot 497 (listed as Ex Dattari, but not one of the plated examples).
okidoki
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6231 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Euthenia12 viewsReference.
Emmett 1086.21 ; RPC III, 6231/5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 82, 1713 (this coin).

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. L ΚΑ
Euthenia reclining, l., holding ears of corn

15.16 gr
30 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
okidoki
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6455 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Horus standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6455/20; Dattari-Savio Pl. 293, 10856 (this coin); Emmett 1251

Issue Alexandreon Chora (nome of Lower Egypt)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΑΛΕΞ Χ, L ΙΑ
Horus, standing, l., wearing military dress, holding spear in r. hand, hippopotamus, r., in l. hand

4.32 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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69 - Lyon, Rhône, France8 viewsTaverne du Lion d'Argent, Lyon, Rhône
Maillechort, 26 mm
A/ TAVERNE DU LION D'ARGENT - L. ROUX // 40 C
R/ - -
Réfs : Elie T15.3
Gabalor
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A139-02 - Procopio (365 - 366 D.C.)43 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 1.9 gr.
Pariente de Juliano II y General de su ejército en la campaña contra los persas. Usurpador en Tracia y Asia Menor

Anv: "DN PROCO-PIVS P F AVG" - Busto Tipo A, con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "REPARATI-[O FEL TEMP]" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié a izquierda, portando labarum (estandarte militar) con signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en un escudo que descansa a sus pies. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 364 - 367 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R3

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Heraclea) #8 var. (Busto NO LISTADO) Pag.193 - Cohen Vol.VIII #10 Pag.122 - DVM #6 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9085.a. Pag.275
mdelvalle
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ABM0855 viewsAdrianus
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Aezani; Zeus, AE199 viewsCALIGULA. Phrygia Aezani. 5,5g, 19mm Lollios Klassikos and Lollios Roufos, magistrates. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC 3085. Podiceps
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Alexander III The Great Lifetime Issue Drachm ! Signed by the artist 124 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.




Silver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.


Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.


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

**This coin is considered as Best of The Type :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-108526


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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ALFOLDI 085.001 SPES AVG N 19 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG N
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXI
WEIGHT 4.14g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 790
ALFOLDI 085.001
COLLECTION NO. 184
RARE
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ALFOLDI 085.00264 viewsOBVERSE: IMP[erator] PROBVS INV[ictvs] AVG[vstvs]
REVERSE: SPES AVG[vsti] N[ostri]
BUST TYPE: E2 VAR.= Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed and draped bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion), seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXI
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 790
ALFOLDI 085.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1405

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = EX JACQUIER auction 45 lot 1517

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable bust type with a very interesting shield decorated with Gorgoneion in combination with a rare reverse type struck only during the 2nd emmission at Siscia.
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Antiquities & Ancient Art16 viewsBronze fibular brooch with enamel decoration.
triangular molding on the top of the catch plate
square body, pin is missing
42x23mm / 10.5g
Juancho
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD19 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III, bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: GENIVS POP ROMANI, Genius of the Roman People standing front, head turned right, holding a scepter and a cornucopia.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 141 AD

3.2 grams, 17.11 mm, 180°

RIC III 70a, RSC 405, S4085, VM 25
SPQR Coins
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)38 viewsAR dr., 3,96gr; Sellwood 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 243 (Artabanos I.)
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead, tuft in neck; large earring;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, w/bow in left hand; eagle at his feet right, 1-line legend left: APΣAKOY;

ex: Triton VII, ex: Bellaria Collection.
Schatz
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Artemis, Pamphylia, Perge7 viewsPerge, Pamphylia
Rev.: AΡTEMIΔOΣ right [ΠEΡΓAIAΣ out of flan left], Artemis standing left, wreath in right, long vertical scepter in left, stag at her feet right
AE, 5.45g, 15.1mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxi
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus8 viewsCyzicus
early - summer 275 AD
Issue 10, Phase 2
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Mars standing right, holding spear, giving globe to Aurelian standing left, holding long scepter, receiving globe
RESTITVTOR EX_ERCITI
A
XXI
LV 10728-32; RIC1st 366
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3085
Johny SYSEL
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century528 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a1.13./14., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01123 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a1.13./14., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./a1.13./14.,
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan_III__(1162-1172_AD)_U-085_C1-157_H-171_Q-001_0h_13,0mm_g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.01./21., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #010108 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.01./21., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./a2.01./21.,
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan_III__(1162-1172_AD)_U-085_C1-157_H-171_Q-002_0h_13,0mm_g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.10./30., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01.127 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.10./30., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./a2.10./30.,
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan_III__(1162-1172_AD)_U-085_C1-157_H-171_Q-003_0h_13,0mm_g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.12./after 31 before 32., (New Sigla!), Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01108 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./a2.12./after 31 before 32., (New Sigla!), Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./a2.12./after 31 before 32., New type of Sigla, not recorded!
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan_III__(1162-1172_AD)_U-085_C1-157_H-171_Q-005_0h_13mm_0,32gx-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./b2.01./61., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01113 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./b2.01./61., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: 0,32g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./b2.01./61.,
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan_III__(1162-1172_AD)_U-085_C1-157_H-171_Q-004_9h_13mm_0,24gx-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.18.1.1./g1.07./69., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01107 viewsCÁC II. 20.18.1.1./g1.07./69., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-171, CNH I.-157, U-085, #01
avers: Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: 0,24g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-171, CNH I.-157, Unger-085,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.18.1.1./g1.07./69.,
Q-001
quadrans
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. ca 281-209 BC. Æ 15mm.33 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. ca 281-209 BC. Æ 15mm. Scallop shell / TAPAN right, Taras astride dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Vlasto 1840; BMC 479; SNGCop 1085.ancientone
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Campania, Nola45 viewsAR Nomos (21mm, 6.81g)
c. 400-385 BC

O: Head of nymph right, hair bound with taenia, wearing tiple-pendant earring

R: Man-faced bull right, Nike flying above, NΩΛAIOΣ in ex.

Rutter 21 (O9/R14); SNG ANS 550 (same dies); SNG France 1084-1085 (same obverse die)
Salaethus
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Caria, Heraclaea Salbace, Domitian 21 viewsCARIA, Heraclaea Salbace. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ (20mm, 5.08 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hercules walking left, extending hand and holding club. RPC II 1238. VF, earthen green patina.1 commentsecoli
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CARTHAGE79 viewsCARTHAGE. Circa 370-340 BC. Æ 13mm (1.37 gm). Sicilian mint. Wreathed male head left / Horse prancing right. Calciati III pg. 377, 4; SNG Copenhagen 98. VF, dark brown, green and red patina, some roughness. Scarce. EX-CNG B33V4B
ecoli
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Charles IX, Roi de France (1560-1574) - Double sol11 viewsDouble sol, argent, 2,43 g.
Lettre N à six heure pour Montpellier.
A/ CAROLVS IX DI G FRANC REX, N, trois lis couronnés.
R/ + SIT NOMEN DNI BENED RM 1571, croix fleurdelisée.
Réfs : Dup. 1085
Gabalor
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China - Ren Zong, 1039-1054 AD31 viewsRen Zong, Huang Song reign
Northern Song Dynasty
1 cash, 1039-1054 AD
seal script
Hartill 16.93
Ardatirion
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China - Shen Zong, 1078-1085 AD43 viewsShen Zong, Yuan Fen reign
Northern Song Dynasty
1 cash, 1078-1085 AD
running script
Hartill 16.237
Ardatirion
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China - Shen Zong, 1078-1085 AD22 viewsShen Zong, Yuan Feng reign
Northern Song Dynasty
1 cash, 1078-1085 AD
seal script
Hartill 16.211
Ardatirion
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China - Shen Zong, Yuan Feng reign, large cash, 1078-1085 AD26 viewsShen Zong, Yuan Feng reign
Northern Song Dynasty
Large cash, 1078-1085 AD
Running script
Hartill 16.248
Ardatirion
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Cimmerian Bosporos. Panticapaeum. (Circa 325-310 BC)22 viewsAE17 (4.07 gm)

Obverse: Head of bearded satyr left

Reverse: Π-A-N, head of bull left.

MacDonald 67. Anokhin 132.

Panticapaeum (Ancient Greek: Παντικάπαιον, translit. Pantikápaion, Russian: Пантикапей, translit. Pantikapei) was an ancient Greek city on the eastern shore of Crimea, which the Greeks called Taurica. The city was built on Mount Mithridat, a hill on the western side of the Cimmerian Bosporus. It was founded by Milesians in the late 7th or early 6th century BC.

This area eventually came to be ruled by the Spartocids, a Hellenized Thracian dynasty that ruled the Hellenistic Kingdom of Bosporus between the years 438–108 BC. They had usurped the former dynasty, the Archaeanactids, a Greek dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom who were tyrants of Panticapaeum from 480 - 438 BC that were usurped from the Bosporan throne by Spartokos I in 438 BC, whom the dynasty is named after.

Spartokos I is often thought to have been a Thracian mercenary who was hired by the Archaeanactids, and that he usurped the Archaeanactids becoming "king" of the Bosporan Kingdom, then only a few cities, such as Panticapaeum. Spartokos was succeeded by his son, Satyros I, who would go on to conquer many cities around Panticapaeum such as Nymphaeum and Kimmerikon. Satyros's son, Leukon I, would go to conquer and expand the kingdom beyond boundaries his father ever thought of.

Ultimately, the Bosporan Kingdom entered into a decline due to numerous attacks from nomadic Scythian tribes in the subsequent centuries leading up to its fall.
Nathan P
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Constantine23 viewsConstantine I AE Follis. Rome, 314 AD. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left with hand up in salute & globe, R-F across fields; R-star-P in ex. RIC 19 R4
Randygeki(h2)
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Constantius II FEL TEMP19 viewsTanit
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Constantius II, AE3, FEL TEMP-REPARATIO5 viewsAE3
Constantius II
Caesar: 324 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 361AD
Issued: November, 355 - 361AD
16.5mm
O: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; Pearl diademed, draped bust, right.
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; Soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman.
Exergue: M, left field; ASIS, below line.
Siscia Mint
Aorta: 2085: B10, O19, R17, T99, M15.
RIC Siscia 377, rated S.
2/19/17
Nicholas Z
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Delmatius AE426 viewsRIC VII 145 Cyzicus
17 mm, 1.76 gm
F IVL DELMATIVS NOB C bust laureate, cuirassed r.
GLOR (dot) IA EXERC-ITIS Two soldiers stg., holding spear, shield; between them, one standard
SMKB in exergue
R4
(Many thanks to Dane/Helvetica for correcting my attribution!)
Mark Z
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Diocletian, Eusebeia, year 114 viewsDiocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4752, Geissen 3204, Curtis 1994, BMC Alexandria 2509, VF, Alexandria mint, 8.085g, 18.9mm, 0o, 284 - 285 A.D.; obverse “A K G OUAL DIOKLHTIANO”C C“EB”, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse, Eusebeia (piety) standing left, veiled, dropping incense on altar with right, acerra in raised left, LA (year 1) left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Domitia22 viewsDomitia Denarius
19 mm 3.36 gm
O: DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT
Draped bust right
R: PIETAS AVGVST
Pietas seated left, with sceptre in left hand and extending right hand to child, standing left
2 commentsKoffy
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Drachm of Rudrasena II11 viewsDrachm of Rudrasena II as mahakshatrapa (great satrap). c. 256-274 CE (or Saka c. 178-196)

Bust of Rudrasena II right, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (off flan) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajna ksatrapasa Viradamaputrasa Rajno mahaksatrapasa Rudrasenasa.

Senior 354
Belisarius
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EB0085 Herakles / Zeus5 viewsAlexander III, Sidon?, MACEDONIA, obol, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΣI in left field.
References: Cf. Price 3475, MULLER 3934.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.653g.
EB
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EB0255 Domitian / Nike3 viewsJUDAEA, Herodian Kings, Agrippa II, DOMITIAN, AE 18, 81-96 AD.
Obverse: DOMITIANOC KAICAPE, laureate head of Domitian right.
Reverse: ETO IQ BA A GRIPP, Nike inscribing shield right.
References: SG 5590; Hendin 600.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 6.085g.
EB
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EB0505 Severus Alexander / Annona7 viewsSeverus Alexander, AE Sestertius, 222 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI, S-C across fields, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopiae in left hand.
References: RIC IV 548; Cohen 35; Sear 7962.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 21.085 grams.
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EB0640 Philip I / Nike43 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 5 = 247/8.
Obverse: A K M IOV FILIPPOC EV C, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; L Є (date) to right.
References: Dattari (Savio) 10855; K&G 74.83.
Diameter: 23.5mm Weight: 12.57g
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EB0850 Victorinus / Pietas9 viewsVictorinus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Cologne mint.
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left sacrificing over altar.
References: RIC 57; Cohen 90; Sear 11176.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.07g.
EB
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EB0851 Tetricus II / PRINC IVVENT10 viewsTetricus II as Caesar, AE Antoninianus, Cologne 269-270 AD.
Obverse: [C PIV ESV] TETRICVS C[AES], radiate, draped bust right
Reverse: [PRINC IVV]ENT, Tetricus II standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre.
References: RIC 260; Cohen 62; Sear 11289.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 1.789g.
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EB0852 Claudius Gothicus / Securitas6 viewsClaudius Gothicus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: SECVRIT AVG, Securitas standing front, looking left, legs crossed, leaning on column and holding short sceptre. XI in right field.
References: Cunetio hoard 2231, Appleshaw hoard 259; RIC V-1, 100 Rome var (obv legend and fieldmark).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.905g.
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EB0853 Claudius Gothicus / Spes5 viewsClaudius Gothicus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Milan mint, 268-269 AD.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped (cuirassed?) bust right.
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe, S in ex.
References: RIC 168 var (bust type); Cunetio 2240; Normanby 1004; Sear 11374 var (bust type).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 4.1g.
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EB0854 Quintillus / Victory6 viewsQuintillus 270, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint 270 AD.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CL [QVINTILLVS AVG], Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTO[RIA AV]G, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm; Γ in exergue.
References: RIC V-I, 33; Cohen 70.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 2.309g.
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EB0855 Aurelian / Skeleton17 viewsAurelian 270-275, tinned AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, 274-275 AD.
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Skeleton looming over terrified trick-or-treater (erroneously listed in the references as ORIENS AVG, Sol walking right, holding laurel branch and bow, treading down an enemy, B in left field, mintmark XXIR).
References: RIC 54, Cohen 159, Sear 11569.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 4.444g.
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EB0856 Tacitus / Felicitas6 viewsTacitus 275-276, Antoninianus.
Obverse: IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left with caduceus and sceptre; V in exergue.
References: RIC 140, Sear5 11775.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.59g.
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EB0857 Probus / Jupiter8 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, 276 AD.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and thunderbolt. Mintmark XXIZ (Z in right field, XXI in exergue).
References: RIC 152.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.631g.
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EB0858 Probus / Mars19 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Ticinum mint, 279 AD.
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive branch, spear and shield, I left - star right; QXXI in exergue.
References: RIC 472.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.702g.
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EB0859 Probus / Quadriga8 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Cyzicus.
Obverse: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO, Sol, holding whip, standing facing in spread quadriga. CM in lower centre. Mintmark XXIV.
References: RIC V-2 Cyzicus 911.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.569g.
EB
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 150/151, Antoninus Pius, Eagle22 viewsAntoninus Pius
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: CEB EVCEB ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right
Rev.: LI-Δ (year 14, 150/151), Eagle standing right, head left, wreath in beak
Billon, 22.3mm, 14,22g
Ref.: Köln 1643; Milne 2085, Emmett 1380, Datt 2416
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Egypt, Nome Arsinoites, Hadrian, Dattari 6212127 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Dichalcum, 2.01g, 12.87mm, 30°
126/127 (year 11)
obv. Head, laureate, r.
rev. Crocodile stg. r.
above LIA (year )
below ARC
ref. Dattari 6212; Geissen 3383f.; SNG Copenhagen 1085; Milne -; Förschner 1344 (same dies)
rare, VF, light green patina
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gadaraspijk0853 viewsElagabalus
Gadara

Obv: IMPKMAV[PANTWNINOC]. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: [ΠOMΠ]/ΓAΔAPεT/[AΠC] (legend in three lines above). Galley with captain, oarsmen and steersman on deck, sailing left, below, dolphin and star.
29 mm, 10.50 gms

Spijkerman 85
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Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D56 viewsBronze follis, RIC VI 18b, VF, Heraclea mint, weight 10.085g, maximum diameter 26.6mm, die axis 180o, as Caesar 296 - 297 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia, HTA in ex; nice round flan;

In Roman religion every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The legend GENIO POPVLI ROMANI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Roman People. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
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Galerius. BI Post-Reform Radiate. AD 305-306.95 viewsAlexandria mint, (2,5g.;21 mm.) IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Galerius standing right, holding short sceptre, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left holding long sceptre; Г between, ALE in exergue. RIC 48Г. Ruslan K
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GALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Æ 24mm Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE).50 viewsGALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Æ 24mm (. Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / TIBEP KLAVD, E TAP in exergue, tetrastyle temple set on two-tiered platform; within, statue of Zeus seated left. Hendin 914; SNG ANS 1110.1 commentsMaritima
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Gallienus - Tigress Left43 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- LIBEROPCONSAVG, Tigress left
Exergue:- B
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Gaston d'Orleans (1627-1650), Jeton - 164220 viewsAtelier de Trévoux
GASTON . DE . FRANCE (croix de l'Ordre de St Esprit) FRERE . VNIQVE . DV . ROY. Ecu d'Orléans couronné entouré des colliers des ordres du roi
. QVO TRIA QVARTVM . Lis avec trois fleurs et un bouton. A l'exergue . 1642 . ("ou il y en a trois, il y aura un quatrième")
4.51 gr,
Ref : Feuardent # 10853
Potator II
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Georgia: Giorgi IV Lasha (1208-1223) AE unit (Kap-66; Bennett-179)14 viewsObv: Design of six knots surrounding two-line central Mtavruli legend: ႢႨႻႤ / ႧႫႰႱႠ (Giorgi son of Tamar). Outside of knot design, circular Mtavruli legend: † ႱႾႤႪႨႧႠ ႶႧႠ ႨႵႬ ႽႤႣႠ ႥႺႾႪႱ ႠႫႱ ႵႩႱ ჃႪ († In the name of God, this coin was struck in the year 430 of the koronikon)

Rev: Central four-line Arabic inscription:

ملك الملوك (The King of kings,)
جلال الدنيا و الدين (Glory of the world and faith,)
كيوركى بن تامار (Giorgi, son of Tamar,)
حسام المسيح (sword of the Messiah)

Marginal Persian legend: بنام خداى پاك اين سيمرا زده اند بتاريح چهار صی وسی سال (In the name of God most pure, this coin was struck in the year 430)


The Georgian year is encoded using the "Paschal cycle". This dating system is based on the creation date being March 22, 5604 BC. From this date, they ran through a 532-year cycle. So, Year 1 was March 22, 5604 BC for the 1st cycle. And the 13th cycle's Year 1 was March 22, 781 AD. For years 346 to 532, add 780 to obtain the corresponding year in AD. The year starts off at March 22nd for each AD year. So, 430 + 780 = March 22, 1210 AD. For more information, please see Sweeny...

References:

Langlois, Victor, Numismatique de la Géorgie au Moyen Âge, A. Leleux, 1852
Пахомов, Евгений, Монеты Грузии, Мецниреба, 1970 (Pakhomov, Evgeny, Coins of Georgia, Metsnireba, 1970)
Sweeny, James O., Tempus in Nummis, Volume 1, Numismatics International, 1992
Paghava, Irakli, Georgian Coins in the Collection of the National Museum-Náprstek Museum in Prague, 2013
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Georgia: Queen Rusudan (1223-1245) AE fals (Lang-13; Langlois-30)34 viewsObv: In center; Asomtavruli ႰႱႬ (RSN), standing for RuSudaNi, surmounted by the queen’s monogram being a part of the ornamental device. Surrounded by a linear border. Asomtavruli characters ႵႩႬჃႫႦ (K’KNUMZ, standing for the date formula K’oroniKoN UMZ, i.e. 447, which corresponds to 1227, the frozen date) are placed into the right, bottom and left compartments between the ornamental device and the linear border
Rev: name and titles of Rusudan in Arabic in four lines across field surrounded by a beaded or a linear border;

الملكة الملوك والملكات; Queen of Kings and Queens
جلال الدنيا والدين; Glory of the World, Kingdom and Faith
روسدان بنت تامار ظهير المسح; Rusudan, daughter of Tamar, Champion of the Messiah
عزالله انصاره; May God increase [her] victories

The Georgian year is encoded using the "Paschal cycle". This dating system is based on the creation date being March 22, 5604 BC. From this date, they ran through a 532-year cycle. So, Year 1 was March 22, 5604 BC for the 1st cycle. And the 13th cycle's Year 1 was March 22, 781 AD. For years 346 to 532, add 780 to obtain the corresponding year in AD. The year starts off at March 22nd for each AD year. So, 420 + 780 = March 22, 1200 AD. For more information, please see Sweeny...

References:

Langlois, Victor, Numismatique de la Géorgie au Moyen Âge, A. Leleux, 1852
Пахомов, Евгений, Монеты Грузии, Мецниреба, 1970 (Pakhomov, Evgeny, Coins of Georgia, Metsnireba, 1970)
Sweeny, James O., Tempus in Nummis, Volume 1, Numismatics International, 1992
Paghava, Irakli, Georgian Coins in the Collection of the National Museum-Náprstek Museum in Prague, 2013
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Georgia: Queen T'amar (1184-1213) AE dirham (Koronikov-420; Lang-11b) w. countermark #423 viewsGeorgia: Queen T'amar (1184-1213) AE dirham (Koronikov-420; Lang-11b)

Obv: Bagratid royal emblem in the form of a standard; Georgian initials to left and right: ႧႰ=ႧამაႰ (T'amar) and ႣႧ=ႣავიႧ (David); Georgian initials on top left and top right: ႵႩ=ႵორონიႩონსა (Koronikonsa/Year); Georgian initials on bottom left and bottom right: ႯႩ=420
Rev: Christian inscriptions in arabic script; countermark #4

ملكة الملكات (Malekat al-Malekaat(s); Queen of Queens)
جلال الدنيا و الدين (Jellal Al-Dunya Wal Din; Glory of the World and Faith)
تامارابنة كوركى (Tamar Ibnat Kurki; T'amar daughter of Giorgi)
ظهير المسيح (Zahir Al-Massih; Champion of the Messiah)

The Georgian year is encoded using the "Paschal cycle". This dating system is based on the creation date being March 22, 5604 BC. From this date, they ran through a 532-year cycle. So, Year 1 was March 22, 5604 BC for the 1st cycle. And the 13th cycle's Year 1 was March 22, 781 AD. For years 346 to 532, add 780 to obtain the corresponding year in AD. The year starts off at March 22nd for each AD year. So, 420 + 780 = March 22, 1200 AD. For more information, please see Sweeny...

References:

Langlois, Victor, Numismatique de la Géorgie au Moyen Âge, A. Leleux, 1852
Пахомов, Евгений, Монеты Грузии, Мецниреба, 1970 (Pakhomov, Evgeny, Coins of Georgia, Metsnireba, 1970)
Sweeny, James O., Tempus in Nummis, Volume 1, Numismatics International, 1992
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Gordian III (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, PM 01-38-01, Viminacium, Vexillum, #01, Rare!444 views072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, PM 01-38-01, Viminacium, Vexillum, #01, Rare!
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back .
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: AN IIII,
date: 242-243 AD. regnal year IIII.
mint: Viminacium,
axis: h,
diameter: 30mm,
weight: 19,30g,
ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
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Gordian III (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, PM 01-38-01, Viminacium, Vexillum, #02, Rare!350 views072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, PM 01-38-01, Viminacium, Vexillum, #02, Rare!
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: AN IIII,
date: 242-243 AD. regnal year IIII.
mint: Viminacium,
axis: h,
diameter: 30mm,
weight: 19,30g,
ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
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Gordian III (RIC 305, Coin #85), 12 viewsRIC 305 (C), AE Sestertius, Rome, 240 AD.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P III COS II P P Emperor standing right, holding globe and spear.
Size: 31.4mm 14.50gm
MaynardGee
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GREEK.28 viewsAR trihemiobol. Miletos (Ionia) late 6th-early 5th century BC. 1,18 grs. Forepart of lion left, head right / Stellate floral design within square incuse.
Klein 426.
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Hartill 16.170, Schjoth 52715 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085), Reign Title Xining (1068-1077).

1 cash (cast bronze), 24 mm.

Obv: Xi ning yuan bao (seal script, ning written with a curved stroke at the bottom).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 15.
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Hartill 16.173, Schjoth 529 var., Fisher's Ding 94511 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085), Reign Title Xining (1068-1077).

1 cash (cast bronze), 23 mm.

Obv: Xi ning yuan bao (seal script, small ning written with four parallel vertical strokes at the bottom).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 14.
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Hartill 16.183, Schjoth 531 var. & 534 var.6 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085), Reign Title Xining (1068-1077).

1 cash (cast bronze), 25 mm.

Obv: Xi ning yuan bao (regular script, left hand stroke of Xi toughing the balance of Xi at the bottom).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 15.
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Hartill 16.184, Schjoth 53113 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085), Reign Title Xining (1068-1077).

1 cash (cast bronze), 23 mm.

Obv: Xi ning yuan bao (regular script, left hand stroke of Xi incorporated within the balance of Xi).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 15.
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Hartill 16.210, Schjoth 54519 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.46 g., 24.16 mm.

Obv: Yuan Feng tong bao (seal script; regular characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

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Hartill 16.212, Schjoth 54515 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.41 g., 24.15 mm.

Obv: Yuan Feng tong bao (seal script; small characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
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Hartill 16.235, Schjoth 547, Fisher's Ding 96332 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuanfeng (1078-1085).

1 cash (cast bronze), 25 mm.

Obv: Yuan feng tong bao (running script, large characters).

Rev: Blank.

Hartill rarity 15.
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Hartill 16.236, Schjoth 547 var., Fisher's Ding 963 var.4 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Shen Zong (1068-1085), Reign Title Yuan Feng (1078-1085)

1 cash (cast bronze), 4.36 g., 24.77 mm. max.

Obv: Yuan feng tong bao (running script, small characters)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins
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Henri II de Montpensier (1592-1608), Teston - 160421 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ HENRIC . P . DOMBAR . D . MONTISP . R Buste cuirassé a droite
+ DNS . ADIVTOR . ET . REDEM . MEVS . 1604 Ecu de Bourbon couronné, dans le champ deux H couronnés. Point dans le O et sur l'M, point dans l'ecu
9.32 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 85, Boudeau # 1066
Potator II
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hj6.26.08.058 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANT(ΩNε)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes, stem slanted to right
19 mm, 2.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.5
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar see RIC II/085 see footnote20 viewsAv) IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate cuirassed bust right, on left shoulder big aegis

Rv) PM TR POT COS III
Fortuna right, holding rudder and cornucopiae

Weight:3,1g; Ø : 19mm; Reference: compare RIC II/85 see footnote
Eastern Mint, struck: 119 A.D. - 122 A.D.
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Imperial China, Eastern Zhou: State of Zhào (350-250 BC) Æ Half Jin Pointed Foot Spade (Hartill-3.145)21 viewsObv: 兹氏半 Zi Shi Ban (Zishi half [jin])
Rev: San (Thirteen) in early zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) characters
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Imperial Japan: Keio (1865-1868) AE 50 Mon, Hosogaya Mint (Hartill-7.4; Munro pg. 222, Figure 13T)10 viewsObv: 富国強兵 (Fukoku Ryohei; Enrich the Country and Strengthen the Military)
Rev: Tiger around central hole

According to Munro, this particular coin was cast around 1867 from the bronze cannon that Daimyo Mito (the local feudal lord) had made out of temple bells to repel western barbarians. It was cast to pay the workers at the financially troubled copper coin mint in Mito (present day Ibaraki-ken)

References
Munro, Neil G., Coins of Japan, Box of Curios ,1904

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Italian States: Norman Sicily. Roger I "Bosso" (the Great Count, 1085-1101)8 viewsD'Andrea-Contreras 112, Travaini 145; Spahr 16.

Billon kharruba, uncertain mint. 11 g., 7.95 mm. max.

Obv: Pseudo kufic symbols, possibly Allah / • six-point star • / Malik (=king) in kufic script, in three lines.

Rev: six-point star / of believers is kufic script / Greek letter tau, in three lines.

The tau has been interpreted variously, some scholars seeing in it a reference to Tancred or Tancracina, a traditional name for the island, but a cross seems to be the most plausible explanation. Although this tupe of cross had ancient precedents, it was not normally in use at this period but may have been adopted in the hope of minimizing the repulsion that wouldbe felt by a largely Muslim population at the use of a Christian symbol.
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Italy, Rome, Vatican Museums, Marble busts162 viewsVatican MuseumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Taormina - theatre186 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Jovianus, AE 1 - *176 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
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JUCHIDS (GOLDEN HORDE)59 viewsJUCHIDS (GOLDEN HORDE) - AE pul, Qrim, Uzbek khan, 720 AH.
Reference: Lebedev "Coins of Crimea..." coins# м46, м47.
(Лебедев В.П. "Каталог монет Крыма в составе Золотой орды", м46, м47)
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Justin II and Sophia, Half Follis, K8 viewsAE Half Follis
Justin II and Sophia
Augustus: 565 - 574AD
Issued: 572AD
25.0 x 21.0mm
O: DN IVSTINVE PP? (Illegible; poor engraving); Justin left, Sophia, right, seated on double throne, both nimbate; each holding a large scepter and holding a cross on globe between.
R: K; (Large K is the whole main reverse design element.)
Exergue: ANNO, left; IIU, right = Regnal Year 7; P (with tail cocked right), below.
Antioch or Constantinople Mint
BMC 218: SB 381; MIB 59 - 60.
Harlan Berk
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 4/17/17
Nicholas Z
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Krannon, Thessaly46 views350-300 B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
3.87 gm, 17.0 mm
Obv: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys
Rev: K-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel
Sear 2073; BMC Thessaly p.16, 4;
BCD Thessaly 1085 var.
[Rogers 194; SNG Cop 44 var.]

Ex-Forum GB49210, Ex-BCD Collection
Jaimelai
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350 - 300 B.C.8 viewsBronze dichalkon, VF, 4.366g, 17.1mm, 315o, Krannon mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Obv: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys.
Rev: [K]-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel.
Ref: Rogers 193; BMC Thessaly p. 16, 4 var (KP-A); BCD Thessaly 1085 var (obv K); SNG Cop 44 var (P above); SGCV I 2073.
ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag. Found at Cholorema (near Halmyros) in Thessaly.
VF
mjabrial
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Kushan: Vima Takto (Soter Megas), ca. 80 - 113 AD29 viewsAE tdr., 8,19gr, 21,3mm,
Senior ISCH type 17.1 (rounded letters), MACW 2957
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/ diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; five rays surrounding head; short hair, beardless; raised left arm and hand on lower rim holding sceptre; triple necklace; tamgha in left field; dotted border 14:30 - 20h.
rev.: figure mounted on horse, right, on exergual line; tamgha in right field; inscription BACIΛEΩN CΩT(HP) along lower half of rim;

G. Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz
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L. Thorius Balbus. Denarius. 55 viewsL. Thorius Balbus AR Denarius.

RRC 316/1
105 BC. (?)

Av: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin, ISMR (Juno Sispes Mater Regina) behind
Rv: Bull charging right, C above, THORIVS below, BALBUS in ex.

This moneyer was a native of Lanuvium and Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. Juno was worshipped at this city as the protectress of women, especially in pregnancy. The rushing bull is a type parlant of the moneyer's name.

ex Asta del Titano M3, lot#138
1 commentsNorbert
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Languedoc - Albi-Bonafos, début XIIIème, France.4 viewsObole, argent, 0,37 g.
A/ +L BONAFOS, crosse, croisette et V dans le champ.
R/ +ALBIENSIS, croix fuselée, cantonnée d'une crosse en 3.
Réfs : Corpus Languedoc, L22
Gabalor
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Licinius I, Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI 4 viewsAE Follis
Licinius I
Augustus: 308 - 324AD
Issued: 321 - 323AD
20.0mm 2.92gr
O: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI; Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter. Eagle to left, wreath in beak, seated captive to right.
Exergue: X over IIΓ, right field; SMANTH, below line.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: 1085: B24, O8, R28, T37, M2.
zurqieh_dubai 291438216906
7/23/15 2/3/17
Nicholas Z
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Lord Exmouth, Algier 1816, Elmer 108513 viewsAE 41, 37.97g, 0°
Admiral Lord Exmouth, AD 1757-1833
struck in 1820 by Brenet and Gerard for Mudies National Medals Series.
obv. ADMIRAL - LORD EXMOUTH
Bust in uniform r.
rev. Neptun, crowned, with waving cloak, stg. l. on hippocampus, ready to kill him with his trident
in ex. in 2 lines: ALGIERS AUGUST 18 / 1816
ref. Mudie 39; BHM 921; Elmer 1085
Jochen
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philoxenos (325-323 BCE) 🜇 Tetradrachm, Miletos (Price 2085; ADM I Series I)21 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; thunderbolt in left field, monogram below throne

Wanted a cool coin that has a test cut :-P
Quant.Geek
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)39 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС С Laurete head left wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
R: Tyche seated left, wearing kalathos, resting hand on rudder, holding cornucopia; in left field, Year Ɛ = 5 (164/5 A.D.)
21mm
12.98g
Emmett 2085.5 Bust type var of Dattari 3394-3395 and 3542-3544

Rare

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat
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Mark Antony, Triumvir and Imperator, 44 - 30 B.C., LEG VI. AR 16-18mm17 viewsMark Antony, Triumvir and Imperator, 44 - 30 B.C., LEG VI.

Obv. ANT•AVG / III •VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow, border of dots.

Rev. LEG - VI, legionary eagle between two standards, border of dots.

"The VI Ferrata, the "Ironclad", was an old legion of Caesar's that fought for Antony. It was retained by Augustus, and later served in Syria and Judaea. The VI Victrix, on the other hand, was one of Octavian's legions. This coin-type was 'restituted' by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, presumably in connection with the latter's Eastern campaigns."
Lee S
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Maximianus, Siscia RIC VI-085b(Γ)19 viewsAE Folles
Siscia mint, 295-296 A.D.
28mm, 11.77g
RIC VI-85b, RCVv.4-13257

Obverse:
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Γ in right field
*SIS in exergue
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera, left cornucopiae.
Will J
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Meteorite9 views22 g.
Canyon Diablo
Randygeki(h2)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 4,47gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69 Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
unusually heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
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MODERN MILLED (up to 19th Century), Japan, Mutsuhito, Meiji era, 2 Sen, A.D.187715 viewsJapan, 1877 AD., Mutsuhito (Meiji era), 2 Sen, KM Y 18.2.
Japan, Mutsuhito (1867-1912), Meiji era, dated year 10, 1877 AD.,
2 Sen (32 mm / 13,95 g), bronze (copper 0.980, tin 0.010 , zinc 0.010), type 2, mintage 43.290.398 ,
Obv.: 圓一換 - 枚十五 // 二 / 銭 , wreath of chrysanthemum and pawlonia. ( 二 = 2)
Rev.: 年 十 治 明 · 本 日 大 · / · 2 SEN · , dragon, V-scales on dragon's body. ( 年 十 = regnal year 10 of the Meji era, 治 明 = Meji era)
KM Y 18.2 ; JNDA 01-45 .

oneill6217
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.03 (plate coin)52 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.36g, 25.87mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed with scale armour, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFO - V NIKOPOLITWN
in l. field PRO (PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other C I / CT / RO / N
Tyche, in long chiton, wearing kalathos, holding cornucopiae in l. arm and
rudder set on globe in r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1978
obv. AMNG I/1, 1975 (obv.)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #4085 (different obv. legend
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.3 (plate coin)
rare, about EF, green patina
Jochen
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Moesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-38-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #01 199 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-38-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #01
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back .
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: -/-//AN IIII, diameter: 30mm, weight: 19,30g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., regnal year IIII., ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
Q-001
quadrans
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Moesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-38-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #02242 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-38-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Sestertius, Vexillum, Rare!, #02
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
revers:- PMS_C_O_L-VIM, Moesia standing half left, between bull to left and lion to right, holding vexillum marked IIII in left hand and vexillum marked VII in right hand, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: -/-//AN IIII, diameter: 30mm, weight: 19,30g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., regnal year IIII., ref: Pick-085, PM-1-38-1, Mus-31,
Q-002
quadrans
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Moesia, Viminacium, 085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), PM 06-01-29, -/-//AN XIV, AE-Sestertius, #0181 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 085 Aemilian (253 A.D.), PM 06-01-29, -/-//AN XIV, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-C-M-AEMIL-AEMILIANVS-A, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PMSC_OL-VI, Female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right; in ex. AN XIV regnal year XIV.
exergo: -/-//AN XIV, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 252-253 A.D., ref: Pick-179, PM-6-01-29, Mus-r,
Q-001
quadrans
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MOT152 viewsUnknown host coin. AE-9 mm, 1.10 grs. AV: Head of Apollo(?) to right
RV: ? Rectangular CM: MOT.
Automan
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Nero, Tetradrachm, AYTO-KPA9 viewsAE Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial Alexandria, Egypt
Nero
Augustus: 54 - 68AD
Issued: 65 - 66AD
26.1mm 9.38gr
O: NEPΩ KΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣεΒ ΓεΡ; Radiate head right, aegis on chest.
R: AYTO-KPA; Draped Alexandria bust, elephant skin headdress.
Exergue: LIB (= Regnal Year 12), right field.
RPC 5289; Dattari 204; Geisen 172; Milne 238; Sear 2004.
frascatius 23106310851
10/6/13 4/23/17
Nicholas Z
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Northern Song - Emperor Shenzong - Yuan Feng Tong Bao 元豊通寳 - (1078 - 1085 AD)20 viewsNorthern Song - Emperor Shenzong - Yuan Feng Tong Bao - 元豐通寶 - (1078 - 1085 AD)

Obverse: YUAN FENG TONG BAO, 元豐通寶, Thick outer rim, four Chinese characters in grass script flanking a square hole with thin rim.

Reverse: No legend. Thick outer rim, square hole in center with a thin rim.

Reference: S.556

Ex: ECIN (Every Coin In Numismatics)
Gil-galad
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Ottoman Empire. Abdulaziz. Kurush (Silber). (1277 - 1293 H. / 1861 - 1876). 13 views(18 mm / 1,13 g.)

Vs: Tughra.
Rs: Münzstätte, Jahr und Jahr des Regierungsantritts.

OC 32-021-03.

Rare.
Ruslan K
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Ottoman Empire. Murad I. Akce. (763 - 791 H. / 1362 - 1389).12 views15 mm. 1,27 g.
Ohne Jahr. Ohne Prägestätte.
Vs: Murad bin Orhan. Oben und unten Knoten.
Rs: Hüllide / Drei Linien / mülkühü.

Nuri Pere 8; Numos Typ 3;Ehlert S. 56 ff.;Damali 3-G3.
Ruslan K
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PA and SN/NS (?)126 viewsUncertain mint. Trajan. Æ 20. A.D. 98-117. Obv: (…T)PAIANO-C(…). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) on neck. Rev: Inscription obliterated, uncertain images. Weight: 5.05 g. CM(1): PA in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego -. CM(2): NS or SN, in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD20 viewsAR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), Baldwin’s Auction, #452 (The David Sellwood Collection). A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
Schatz
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD17 views
AR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), Baldwin’s Auction, #452 (The David Sellwood Collection). A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
Schatz
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Penannular Fibulae, Omega Fibula, AR-Fibulae, #85,65 viewsFibula #085, AR Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula,
type: Omega fibula, Pennanular fibula,
A Roman annular Silver brooch, Omega Fibula.
size: 27,5x30mm,
weight:3,64g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-003
quadrans
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Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. 3 viewsMacedon, Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.10 gm) of Aigai, 451-435/4 BC, light Thraco-Macedon stdd. Horse walking r. Anepigraphic. / Crested helmet in double incuse square.  gVF.  Pegasi 122 #74. SNG ANS 8 #37-44; ACNAC Dewing 1085-1086; AMNG III/1 p.115 #4; Babelon Traite II.4 #800 (plate CCCIII #13); BMC p.159 #5-9; HGC 3.1 #783; Raymond grp IV #155 (LP51/A63); SNG Alpha Bank 98-102; SNG Berry 68-69; SNG Cop 2 #487 (Alexander I); Svoronos Macedoine V p.26 #5. Anaximander
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Philip I - RIC. 143 (Otacilia) Unlisted variant21 viewsSee board at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=95585.msg591983#msg591983gustrot
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PMTRP VI Alex sacrif Cldc dup43 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P_MTRPVICOSIIPP, SC left and right, low in field
Severus Alexander, laureate, togate, standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over ligted tripod left and holding scroll in left hand at side
Cf. BM 439, not illustrated, obv. draped only and legend unbroken. RIC 470
Weight, 9.085g ; die axis, 12h.
1 commentsmix_val
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Q, XXIMC 8 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
20.0mm 3.26gr
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Probus standing left on right, holding spear, receiving wreath from Victory to left.
Exergue: Q, above line; XXIMC, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
Aorta: 2015: B87, O25, R30, T81, M2.
RIC 908.5; Sear 11968.
luxeon55 222027926084
2/25/16 1/29/17
Nicholas Z
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Probus, Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, V, (Star), TXXI0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 282AD
23.5 x 22.0mm 3.50gr 0h
O: IMP C PROBVS AVG; Radiate, mantled bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand.
R: SALVS AVG; Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake.
Exergue: V, left field; (Star), right field; TXXI, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2 Ticinum 499, V; A: 935: B48, O50, R141, T119, M7.
olympiacoins/Sar Stankovic 352801705085
10/1/19 10/31/19
Nicholas Z
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE28,ΥφΛΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ 0 viewsAE28
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate: Faustinus Ulpianus
Caracalla
Caesar: 195 - 197AD
Augustus: 197 - 217AD
Geta
Caesar: 198 - 211AD
Augustus: 211AD
Issued: 211AD
28.0mm 12.50gr 7h
O: ΑΥΚ ΜΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC ΑΥΚ Π CεΠ ΓεΤΑC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed busts of Caracalla and Geta, confronted.
R: ΥφΛΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙ; Tyche, standing facing, head left, right hand on rudder, cornucopia on left arm, kalathos on head.
Exergue: ε, upper left field.
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior Mint
Variety: No "ΤΩΝ" at the end of reverse legend.
Varbanov 1085; Moushmov 469; SGI 2716; SNG Cop 218.
Savoca Auctions Munich/Claudia Savoca 24th Blue Auction, Lot 596.
9/21/19 10/31/19
Nicholas Z
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RIC 08509 viewsVespasian AR Denarius 76 CE
Rome
Obv: Head laureate left; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 850 (R2)
Rudnik Numismatics, May 10, 2019
orfew
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RIC 0850 Domitianus41 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII, Laureate head right
Rev : COS XVII CENS P P P, Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
AR/Cistophorus (27.72 mm 9.80 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A D
RIC 850 (R), RSC 94 RPC II 873
ex Naville Numismatics Ltd. Live Auction 7 Lot 156
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0851 Domitianus55 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII, Laureate head right
Rev : COS XVII CENS P P P / G (in exergue), Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
AR/Cistophorus (29.57 mm 10.23 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A D
RIC 851 (C), RSC 94 RPC II 873
Ex H.D. Rauch Auktion 94 Lot 833
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0852 Domitianus49 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev: AVG GERM, Bundle of six corn ears
AR/Cistophorus (25.08 mm 10.16 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 852 (C), RSC 22a, BMCRE 254, RPC 874
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 151 Lot 236
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0853 Domitian Tetradrachm348 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

AVG GERM
Six ears of corn; P in exergue

Possibly minted in Rome for circulation in Asia

circa 95 AD

10.17g

RPC 874/1, RIC 853 (R)

RPC lists 9 examples but only one with the P in exergue

Ex-Pars Coins
Ex-Calgary Coins

Wildwinds example
12 commentsJay GT4
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RIC 0854 Domitianus99 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0855 Domitianus55 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature) / G (in exergue), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (25.89 mm 10.24 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 855 (R2), RSC 407, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 223, RPC II 875
ex HJB Buy or Bid sale 145 lot 465
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 108551 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vesp] (R2) BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138



On first glance this looks like just another Domitian denarius and a very worn one at that. However, there is one large difference between this denarius and most other Domitian denarii-it has a left facing portrait. Left facing portraits occur on Domitian's bronze coins but for some unknown reason they are very rare on his silver coinage. Also, both Titus and Vespasian used left facing portraits on their denarii. Though in many cases these instances are rare they are not as generally rare as left facing denarii for Domitian. Again the reason is unknown. I have wanted a left facing Domitian denarius for a few years and finally found this one in a recent auction. Sometimes when you are chasing rarities condition becomes a secondary consideration. With some coins you have to ask yourself should I buy a coin in poorer condition or should I do without.

The other interesting fact about this denarius concerns the reverse. For coins minted when Domitian was Caesar there are several interesting reverses. One of these is the Salus reverse seen here. The reverse legend PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS occurs on a number of different coins for Domitian as Caesar. Most of these are quite common, this one is an exception.
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RIC 1085 Domitianus52 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake aout of patera
AR/Denarius (17.40 mm 3.220 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1085 (R2 Vespasian), RSC 385, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 238 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from Ian Roper
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RIC 1509 Vespasianus37 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: S C (within laurel wreath)
AE/Denomimation 3 (19.75 mm 4.085 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1509 (R2), RPC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
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RIC V 1085 Domitianus47 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
Fourree Denarius (19.46 mm 2.70 g 6h) Imitates coin struck in Rome 79 A D
Imitates RIC 1085 (R2, Vespasian), RSC 385, BNF 238
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gallienus, Egypt, Alexandria, Billon Tetradrachm18 viewsGallienus
253-268
Ägypten
Adler
Jahr 13
Tabletopmaster
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Roman Empire, Aemilianus (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Rare!365 views085 Aemilianus (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Rare!
avers:- IMP-AEMILIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- MARTI-PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear with shield.
exerg: , diameter: 19-22,5 mm, weight: 3,25 g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-5b, p195, C-22, R!,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Claudius I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields, 458 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields,
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG, Hand with scales, PNR below.
revers:- PON-M-TR-P-IMP-COS-DES-IT, S•C across fields.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41 A.D., ref: RIC-I-085, C-71,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Jovian AE1 Emperor in military outfit standing facing Large Coin Nice Example44 viewsOBV: D N IOVIANVS P F P P AVG
REV: VICTORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor in military outfit standing facing, holding standard & Victory standing on globe, holding wreath & palm TESA below. Sear 4085 (for Constantinople mint)
Adrian W
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228257 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus antoninianus13 viewsMarcus Aurelius Probus
276-282
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Tabletopmaster
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Roman Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Claudius I (41-54 AD) AE Diolbol, Year 212 viewsRoman Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Claudius I (41-54 AD) AE Diolbol, Year 2

Obverse: Laureate head right.

Reverse: AYTOKPA, LB, Bundle of six grain ears.

Reference: Pending. No reference book.

Owned: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galad
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous Post Semi-Libral, Aes Grave AE As - Crawford 41/5a0 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous Post-Semilibral, 215-212 BCE.
AE Aes Grave As (41.26g; 35mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Janus head.

Reverse: Prow facing left; I (mark-of-value) above.

References: Crawford 41/5a; Vecchi 105; Syd 101; Haeberlin pg. 119-123.

Provenance: Ex Spink Auction (23 Mar 2016), Lot 1085; NAC Auction 7 (1 Mar 1994), Lot 419.

By the time of this issue, weight standard of Roman bronze coins had reduced to the point that larger denomination bronzes could be struck from dies. The Crawford 41 series contains both cast and struck asses. Crawford acknowledged that he was likely lumping multiple series into the 41 series. The cast asses are of widely varying weight with style ranging from mediocre to comically horrendous. The devices also vary, with prows facing left or right. Haeberlin reports weights ranging from 132 grams down to 41 grams. There are probably multiple issues produced by multiple mints at play. This is not surprising as the exigent wartime circumstances may have forced decentralized coin production.

Carausius
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, AE As - Crawford 178/117 viewsRome, The Republic.
Lucius Cornelius Cinna, 169-158 BCE.
AE As (32.53g).
Rome Mint.

Obv: Laureate, bearded head of Janus.

Rev: Prow facing right; CINA above; [ROMA] below; I (mark-of-value) before.

References: Crawford 178/1; BMCRR 804-6; Sydenham 368; RBW 752 (this coin illustrated); Cornelia 11.

Provenance: Ex Kuenker eLive Auction 46 (25 Jul 2017) Lot 53; ex RBW Collection [NAC 61 (2011), Lot 748]; ex Aes Rude 56 (1994), Lot 150.

Crawford surmises that the moneyer is L. Cornelius Cinna who become consul in 127 BCE. The significant passage of time from his moneyership when this coin was struck and consulship 27 years later is attributed to him being the first in his family to reach the office, and thus he failed to get elected to the intervening, required office at the earliest possible time. These prescribed political offices, their order and timing, are referred to as the "Cursus Honorum." When considered with available prosopographical evidence, the Cursus Honorum is a critical clue for dating and attributing Roman Republican coins.
Carausius
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Rome - AE as6 viewsmint in southeast Italy (Venusia?)
211-210 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
I
H
ROMA
Crawford 085/02 H, Alb. 287, Syd. 175
31,7g
ex Gitbbud and Naumann

rare
Johny SYSEL
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RPC II 0944 Domitia31 viewsObv: ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Domitia right
Rev: ΘΥΑΤΣΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Lyre
AE16 (16.23 mm 3.085 g 5h) Struck in Thyateira (Lydia)
RPC II 944/7 (this coin)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1313, from the Plankenhorn Collection
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RUSSIA - Alexis I27 viewsRUSSIA - Alexis I (1645-1676) Copper Kopek, 1662 - This minting of copper coins resulted in the "Copper Riots" - Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (Russian: Алексей Михайлович) (March 9, 1629 (O.S.) – January 29, 1676 (O.S.)) was the Tsar of Russia during some of the most eventful decades of the mid-17th century. On the eve of his death in 1676, the Tsardom of Russia spanned almost 2 billion acres (8 million square kilometres).
The Copper Riot, also known as the Moscow Uprising of 1662 (Russian: Медный бунт, Московское восстание 1662 года) was a major riot in Moscow, which took place on July 25 of 1662.
dpaul7
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Russia: Ivan IV Vasilyevich Grozny (1547-1584) AR Kopek, Pskov (Клещинов-Гришин 79)10 viewsObv: Ivan IV on horseback to right; ΓP below
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬИ \\ КНSЬВЕ \\ ЛИКIИBA \\ НЪВСЕЯ \\ РУСИ (Царь и Князь Великий Иван всея Руси; Tsar and Grand Prince Ivan of all Rus)
Dim: 13 mm, 0.70 g, 11 h

Quant.Geek
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RUTENES - Obole au sanglier, -100/-508 viewsArgent, 0,34 g, 8,5 mm.
Av./ Tête à gauche.
Rv./ Sanglier à gauche, lunule dessus.
Réfs : Lopez 2011, CL-085 (cette monnaie).
Gabalor
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Sabina RIC 40618 viewsSabina. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. AD 128-136. (3.39g,19.07mm 8h) SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Diademed, draped bust right / PVDICITIA, Pudicitia, veiled, standing left, right hand upon breast.
RIC 406; RSC 57

Ex: Roma Numismatics
Paddy
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Salonina Antoninianus Venus17 viewsBi Antoninianus
Salonina, 253-268CE
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 4.00 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: SALONINA AVG
Draped bust to right, on crescent.

Reverse: VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet in right hand, and spear under left arm which rests on a shield. In exergue PXV.

Mint: Asian mint, probably Antioch

Notes:
- PXV marks Gallienus' 15th Tribuncian year; 267 CE.
-Antioch continued to mint relatively fine coinage compared to the later issues of Gallienus and Salonina from other mints. See another well made Antioch antoninianus in my gallery, a LVNA LVCIFERA type of Gallienus. I think the dies of both coins could be engraved by the same celator: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-134551

Ex Victor's Imperial Coins, 2018
Pharsalos
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Sb 0853- Heraclius-3 viewsSégusiaves
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Sear 085320 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 3.77g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Alexandria. Abu Galyon
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Sear 085331 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 4.4g, diameter 17.5mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu Galyon
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Sear 085331 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 5.09g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu Galyon
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Sear 085313 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 4.82g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu Galyon
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Sear 085525 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 5.6g, diameter 18mm. Mint of Alexandria. This issue was struck during the Sassanid occupation of Egypt between 618 and 628 CE. Though the type employs many conventional Byzantine stylistic features and devices (including a crown with pendilia and surmounted by a cross) the obverse almost certainly depicts the Persian king Chosroes II. Abu Galyon
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Sear 085728 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 7.1g, diameter 18mm. Mint of Alexandria. Abu Galyon
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Sear 085921 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 5.67g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu Galyon
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Seleucid - Tryphon (Diodotus) (142-138 BCE)9 viewsMetal/Size: AE18; Weight: 5.2 grams; Denomination: Unknown; Mint: Unknown; Date: 142-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Tryphon facing right, wearing diadem and earring. Reverse: Spiked Macedonian helmet ornamented with ibex-horn; on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ TΡYΦANOΣ AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ; ΑΣK control mark lower left of helmet. Reference: SNG Spaer #1838; Sear # 7085? 7089?museumguy
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Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 175 - 164 B.C.34 viewsBronze serrated AE 14, SNG Spaer 1041 ff., Fair, Seleukia Pieria mint, 2.439g, 13.3mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Apollo right, monogram behind; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow, aplustre in field;
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Serbia: Prince Stefan Lazarević (1389-1402) AR Dinar (Jovanović 2; Иванишевић 42.12; Ljubića T.XIII 31-32)36 viewsObv: CON-SVE; Helmet surmounted by two bovine horns on left
Rev: S-SO; Christ, nimbate, seated facing upon throne without back; right hand raised in blessing, left holds Gospels
SpongeBob
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Shen Zong57 viewsEmperor Shen Zong, Yuan Feng tong bao.

1 cash, 1078-1085. Hartill 16.237
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Shen Zong6 viewsChina Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD)
Emperor Shen Zong
1068 - 1085 AD
Randygeki(h2)
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Syracuse, Sicily, Dionysos I, 405 - 367 B.C.41 viewsBronze litra, Calciati vol. II, p. 89, 45, gF, 8.415g, 20.3mm, 0o, Syracuse mint, 405 - 367 B.C.; obverse SURA, head of Athena left wearing olive wreathed Corinthian helmet; reverse hippocamp left with bridles

"Dionysius I was tyrant of Syracuse. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. He was regarded by the ancients as an example of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive."
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TA-AN YUAN-PAO21 viewsLIAO DYNASTY, AD 907-1125
reign title: TA-AN, AD 1085-1094
Bronze 1 cash
24.2mm, 3.5g
S1070
Samson L2
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Taras, Calabria110 views281-209 BC
AE15 (15.48mm, 3.03g)
O: Scallop shell with eleven teeth.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand and cornucopia in left; [TAPAN] to right.
Vlasto 1824-41; Cote 309-11; Hands Type VI; cf McGill III, 12; SNG Cop 1085; Sear 608; BMC 1, 479
From an old German collection. ex Ancient Imports

Taras only minted about 17 bronze types, and all at a relatively late date. Pinpointing those dates is problematic however, as even the experts don't agree.
It seems certain that Arthur Sambon was correct in stating the first bronze coins of Taras were minted no earlier than 334 BC, as these types are consistent with the style of the city’s gold issues of that time (in turn copied from the types of Alexander the Mollosian and, later, Alexander of Epirus). Barclay Head on the other hand places the beginning of the series around the time of the tyrant Kleonymus of Sparta, circa 302 BC.
Claudius Cote in his catalog 'Monnaies de Tarente' assigns this particular type (above) to the period of 334-302, while Alfred Hands gives us the dates 281-228, starting at the time of Pyrrhus of Epirus. This agrees with Michael Vlasto, although Vlasto extends the duration to the final fall of Taras to the Romans in 209 BC.
So where do all these contradictory opinions leave us? I am going with Vlasto here, and putting this coin in the 281-209 time period.

It does seem likely though that the Tarentines themselves placed little importance on the series, as most of the types were simply reproduced from earlier dies, with no original artistic input. The effect of these bronzes on the other colonies of Apulia-Calabria however was profound, as nearly every coin producing city within the region struck their own version of this coin.
Enodia
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tarsussnglevante108510 viewsElagabalus
Tarsus, Cilicia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС. laureate head right, star below. Countermark of bee in oval incuse.
Rev: TAPCOV MHTPO. Zeus seated on throne, left, holding Nike and long sceptre.
20 mm, 5.52 gms

SNG Levante 1085, SNG France 1569, RPC VI online 7074, Ziegler 735. Countermark: Howgego 365
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Thailand Gold 150 Baht - Queen Sirikit38 viewsStruck at the Royal Mint, Bangkok.
Thailand 150 Baht - Commemorating the 36th Birthday of Queen Sirikit.
3.75 grams - .900 fine Gold - .1085 oz AGW
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-370 BC 18 mm 5.97g 4h38 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right.Rev horse grazing right.1 commentsGrant H
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Thrace, Augusta Traiana, 053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AE-18, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, 64 viewsThrace, Augusta Traiana, 053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AE-18, Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Varbanov (Engl)-1281, AE-18, AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right,
avers:- P-CEΠ-ΓETAC-K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- AVΓOVCTH TPAIANHC, Artemis running right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, hound running at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 4,29g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Augusta Traiana, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov (Engl)-1281, Moushmov-3085,
Q-001
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Thrace, Pantikapaion24 viewsTHRACE, Pantikapaion - AE Dichalk. Obverse: Krill Rev.: Tripod, to left: ΠΑΝ. References: SNG BM Black Sea -. Анохина В.А. (1986 г.) #142dpaul7
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Thracia, Perinthos, Severus Alexander Varbanov 407277 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 232-235
AE 35, 19.8g
obv. AVT(?) KM AVR CEV - ALEXANDROC AV
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. PERI - NTHIW - N / DIC NEWKO / RWN
Triptolemos with chlamys behind stg. in biga r., drawn by two winged snakes,
joined by yoke
Schönert pl. 45, 737 (same dies); Varbanov 4072 (same dies)
Rare; VF, nice green-brown patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

TRIPTOLEMOS, son of Keleos of Eleusis, is said to get wheat from Demeter with the order to spread the cultivation of grain over the world. So he is one of the great founders of civilization. In his snake biga he came to Thracia, where he was killed by Lynkos, who then was transformed into a lynx. (Ovid Metam. V, 642-661)

PERINTHOS was called HERACLEA (THRACICA) after the time of Aurelian.
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Titus as Caesar RIC II V085837 viewsTitus as Caesar. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 76 A.D. (3.28g, 20.4m, 6h). Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right. Rev: COS V high in field; Cow, or bull, stg. r. RIC II V858 (R), BMC V186; RSC 52.

There is some debate about the meaning of this type. Mattingly describes the reverse as a heifer or cow, and relates it to the “Cow” of Myron. Some examples, however, seem to show a bull. The Flavians did issue an agricultural series, but that came in 77-78 A.D., after this series.

While this example has some wear, it has a wonderfully wide flan, and is well centered with complete legends.
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Unger Sz. 3, Rengjeo 85, Mimica 28145 viewsHungarian Slavonia. Béla IV (1235-1270), Duke Stephen (István, in Hun.) (1246-1247) and Ban Stjepan Gutkele (1248-1260). AR denar, .98 g.

Obv. + MONETA.REGIS P SCLAVONI.A, Marten running left, star above and below.

Rev. Patriarchal cross, facing crowned heads below, star and crescent above, fleur-de-lis (privy mark) to sides.

Mint and dates of issue uncertain. Ban Stejpan Gutkele was commissioned by Béla IV to set up a mint at Pakrac, Croatia, in 1255. This operation was relocated to Zagreb around 1260, where a mint may have already been functioning. The tentative identification of the mint is therefore necessarily dependent upon the dates of issuance. This emission (within Nuber Type AI-II, variety 2) may have been issued as early as 1242 (per Metcalf) or 1255 (per Pohl) or 1256 (per Truhelka, Nuber & Homan); only the earliest of these dates comports with the attribution to Duke Stephen (per Rengjeo & Mimica). Despite the attribution to Gutkele, the mintage of this emission may have continued until 1270 (per Nuber via Metcalf). Struck with an average fineness of approximately .900 silver and an average weight of .972 g.

Mimica rarity rating R2
Stkp
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 135 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 13 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; blundered 5-line legend;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
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VALENTINIEN III (425-455) - ROME - RIC 208712 views1/2 silique, 425-455, R3
A/D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Placidius Valentinianus Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Placide Valentinien Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VICTOR-IA AVGG//RM
Victoria Augustorum, La Victoire des Augustes
La victoire allant à gauche, tenant une couronne dans la main droite et une branche de palme dans la main gauche. Parfois une trace de la deuxième aile visible...
Argent - 0.92 gr - 12.8 mm - 12h
RIC X 2087, RSC 11a
Commentaires :
Marque d'atelier : Difficile de trancher entre les deux marques possibles pour cette demi-silique. RM (Rome - RIC 2087) ou RV (Ravennes - RIC 2085) à l'exergue. Dans les deux cas, R3.
Attribuable à Rome compte-tenue de la largeur des lettres.
Siliquae
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Valerian II, Antoninianus - 008573 viewsCologne mint, AD 258
DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate and draped bust right
CONSACRATIO (sic), Valerian II raising hand and holding sceptre on an eagle flying right
1.70 gr
Ref : Cohen # 5, RCV # 10606

Peu courant, belle patine
2 commentsPotator II
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Vespasian RIC II 085065 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 76 A.D. (2.91g. 17.9mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. REV: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar and scepter. RIC II 850 (R2). RSC 223.

A worn reverse, but I got this coin for the left facing head on the obverse, with the left facing coins being more scarce that the typical right facing coins.
2 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 085058 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. 76 A.D. Rome Mint. (3.23g, 20.0mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Obv: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar and scepter. RIC II 850 (R2). RSC 554; BMC 279.

This Jupiter reverse was a new type for 76 A.D., and can be dated by obverse die links to dated issues of the year. This left facing example is scarce and is an upgrade for me of a well worn example I’ve had for some time.
4 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian-RIC-1368131 viewsAR Denarius, 3.60g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IMPER below; Vespasian riding l., r. hand raised
RIC 1368 (R2). BMC 419. RSC 221. BNC 378.
Ex Künker 304, 19 March 2018, lot 1085.

Fascinating coins often come out of civil war. In late October 69 the Second Battle of Cremona was fought between the legions of Vitellius and Vespasian. It resulted in the utter defeat of the Vitellian side and their slow retreat towards Rome. Not long afterwards the Spanish legions went openly for Vespasian, which up until that point had only been neutrally friendly toward him. Coins were quickly struck for Vespasian in the newly won province. Most of these are attributed to Tarraco and an unknown Spanish mint. Intriguingly, a small military issue was contemporaneously struck at an uncertain mint somewhere in the western empire - Mattingly thought perhaps Aquileia. The issue contains some stylistic affinities with the Spanish series, but more importantly, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish coins. It is very likely these early military denarii were also struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian.

Here we have an extremely rare denarius from that uncertain military issue showing Vespasian in military dress riding left in the act of addressing his troops. Clearly, this is a propaganda type that was produced to help consolidate the legions in a newly won province. The type occurs no where else and is unique to the series. The portrait bears no resemblance to Vespasian, which is further evidence of the coin's early mintage, perhaps pre-dating the other Spanish issues.

Struck in high relief on a large flan.
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