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Italien_Vittorio_Emanuele_III_1_Lira_1913_R_Rom_Quadriga_Silber.jpg
10 views
Italien

Vittorio Emanuele III. 1900-1946

1 Lira

1913 R

Münzstätte: Rom

Vs.: Brustbild n. r.

Rs.: Geflügelte Italia mit Kranz auf Quadriga

Erhaltung: Sehr schön

Metall: 0.835 Silber

23 mm, 4,95 g _1795
Antonivs Protti
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34 viewsanonymous (attributed to Alexius I). Ca. 1081-1118. AE follis (25.96 mm, 5.26 g, 12 h). anonymous class J. Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ, cross behind his head with 5 pellets in each limb; wearing pallium and colobium; raising hand and holding book of Gospels; / IC - C / XC / Crosss with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets. SBCV 1900. Overstruck on a class I anonymous follis SBCV 1889 1 commentsQuant.Geek
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15.25 Sabina28 viewsSABINA
Wife of Hadrian
AE As, c. 88 – 137 AD
SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Diademed, draped bust right/ SC - Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch.
RIC 1023 (Hadrian) – scarce, BMC 1900, C 70
RI0111
1 commentsSosius
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ILIRIA - DIRRAQUIO/EPIDAMNOS20 viewsAR dracma 18X16 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "MENIΣ [KOΣ ]" (Nombre de la Autoridad Monetaria que la acuña), sobre una Vaca a der. mirando a su ternero que se amanta a izq.
Rev: "AYP / ΔIO / [NY] / [ΣIOY]" – Doble Forma estrellada, dividida por dos líneas y rodeada por una doble línea formando un contorno cuadrado.
Los diseños del reverso de Korkyra así como de sus colonias, Apollonia (Apolonia) y Dyrrhachion (Dirraquio), han sido objeto de mucha especulación numismática. Eckhel (Doctrina numorum veterum [Vienna, 1792/3], II:155) aceptó la opinión de Laurentius Beger (Observationes Et Conjecturae In Numismata Quaedam Antiqua [Brandenburg, 1691]), que argumentó que el diseño del reverso representa el jardín de Alkinoos, el mítico rey de Phaiakia, descrito en detalle por el poeta Homero (Od. 7.112-133). Basado en el supuesto de que mítica Phaiakia era la isla de la antigua Korkyra (mod. Corfú), y sabiendo que Korkyrans colonizaron tanto Apollonia y Dyrrhachion, Beger (ya través de él, Eckhel) concluyeron que los elementos centrales eran flores y que el diseño general debe representar tanto el diseño del jardín, o las puertas que conducen a ella. Más tarde, la mayoría de los numismáticos, como Böckh, Müller, Friedlander, y von Sallet, argumentaron que los elementos centrales del diseño eran más como la estrella, mientras que Gardner favoreciendo una interpretación floral, aunque sea como una referencia a Apolo Aristaios o Nomios, no el jardín de ALKINOOS. Más recientemente, Nicolet-Pierre volvió a examinar la cuestión del diseño del reverso en su artículo sobre la moneda arcaica de Korkyra ("À props du monnayage archaïque de Corcyre," SNR 88 [2009], pp. 2-3) y ofreció una nueva interpretación. Tomando nota de un pasaje de Tucídides (3.70.4) en la que ese autor citó la existencia en la isla de un recinto sagrado (temenos) dedicado a Zeus y ALKINOOS, sugirió que el diseño del reverso podría haber sido inspirada por esto, y no en el jardín de ALKINOOS que detalla Homero.

Acuñación: 200 - 30 A.C.
Ceca: Dyrrhachion - Illyria (Hoy Durré en Albania)

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #1900 var Pag.187 – BMC Vol.7 #62-64 Pag.69 – SNG Copenhagen #467 - Maier #201 - Ceka #320
mdelvalle
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19 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 6.62 g, 12h)
Galley
TAP/COC
Rostovtsev, “ΔΩPEA CITOY TAPCΩ,” in NC 1900, p. 103; Rostovtsev –

Despite the Greek legend naming Tarsus, the fabric of this piece confirms that it is from the city of Rome.
Ardatirion
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20 viewsUNITED STATES, Hard Times. Political issues.
CU Token (28.5mm, 8.53 g, 12h). Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1838.
AM I NOT A WOMAN & A SISTER, hained female slave kneeling right, raising arms in supplication; * 1838 * below UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY/ 1838 within wreath
Rulau HT 81; Low 54

Ex Album 33 (17 January 2019), lot 2542

June 1900 saw a brief flurry of journalistic interest in the "Am I Not A Woman & A Sister" tokens. A specimen had been found in a garden in Indiana, apparently in one of the many towns that claim a connection to the Underground Railroad, and received a glowing and fanciful write up in the local newspaper. The paper claimed that it was a "Talisman of Slavery," and used as a token to ensure safe passage along the escaped slave's route, and that it was a very rare piece. The following week a newspaper in Maine recorded that a local collector had another example, again drawing a purported connection to the Underground Railroad. Astutely, the July 1900 edition of the American Journal of Numismatics pointed out that, while an isolated use like this was possible, it was not what the tokens were originally intended for.
Ardatirion
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026/3 Litra or 1/8 ounce40 viewsAnonymous. Æ Litra or 1/8 ounce. Rome. 234-231 BC. ( 3.43g, 15mm, 5h) Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right Rev: Horse rearing left, wearing bridle, bit, and reins; ROMA below.

Crawford 26/3; Sydenham 29 (Half-litra); Kestner 56-65; BMCRR Romano-Campanian 70-74 (Half-litra)

This coin is attributed as a Litra by Crawford, others define it as half-litra. However, it could be argued that "1/8 ounce piece" is the better description.

First of all, on litra and half-litra:

"According to Crawford, the weight standard of the series 26 litra and half litra are based on a litra of 3.375 grams . The half litra in Crawford is described as having a dog on the reverse rather than a horse, and the average weight of the half litra of several specimens is described as 1.65 grams. BMCRR does refer to these as half litrae; but keep in mind that Grueber was writing circa 1900 and based on older scholarship. Sydenham was writing in the 1950s. Of the three major works cited, Crawford is the most current and likely based on a greater number of more recent finds."

Andrew Mccabe:

"It's very doubtful to me that the word "litra" is correct. Much more likely, these small bronze coins were simply fractions of the Aes Grave cast coinage system, as they come in weights of 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 ounce, and the Aes Grave coinage generally had denominations from As down to Semuncia (1/2 ounce). So this coin would be 1/8 ounce coin. That's my view, which differs from their long term designation as "Litra", which presume them to be overvalued token bronze coinage on the Sicilian model, whereby bronze coins had value names that indicate a relationship to the silver coinage.

Litra, the word, is from the same stem as Libra, i.e. pound, would suggest a denomination of a (light) Sicilian pound of bronze, which sometimes equates in value to a small silver coin in Sicily weighing about 1/12 didrachm (about 0.6 grams) so by this definition, a Litra = an Obol. But it hardly stands up to scrutiny that such a tiny bronze coin, weighing 3.375 grams, could have been equivalent to a 0.6 gram silver obol. It would imply a massive overvaluation of bronze that just does not seem credible.

So. throw out the Litras, and call these coins 1/8 ounce pieces, and I think we have a sensible answer."

Paddy
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0633 Focas, 602-61048 viewsAV tremissis, 18.3mm, 1.49g, VF
Struck at Constantinople
oN FOCA - S PP AVC, Diademed, draped, cuirassed, and beardless bust of Focas facing right / VICTORI FOCAS AV[C], Cross potent on base, CON OB in exg. Broad flan and apparently an overstrike.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 633; DO 18 Γ
Lawrence Woolslayer
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14 - 02 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 -1806) 109 views"Cuartillo"
1/4 de Real de Plata Ley 903
13 mm

Anv: Castillo con 1808(fecha) debajo, PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)en campo izq. y 1/4 (Valor) en campo der.

Rev: Anepigrafa León rampante a izquierda.

Acuñada: 1808
Ensayador: Pedro Narciso de Mazondo.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC(1801-1900) KM#82 Pag.95 - Maravedis.net #B-418
mdelvalle
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14 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 - 1808) 143 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 896
27 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·IIII·DEI·GRATIA·1808· (Carlos IV por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·2R· (Valor) y ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1808
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#70 Pag.95 - Maravedis.net #B-437/42
mdelvalle
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16 - 04 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)70 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 896
16 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1817· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1817
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#90 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 05 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)48 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 896
16 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1817· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1817
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#90 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 08 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)76 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1 Real de Plata Ley 896
20 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1823· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·2R· (valor), ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1823
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#87 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)72 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

4 Reales de Plata Ley 896
34 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·4R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#88 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)104 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

8 Reales de Plata Ley 896
38 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·8R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#84 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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1898-1900? Victoria Half Penny149 views2 commentsrandy h2
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195_Septimius_Severus_Dupondius_RIC_cf699_115 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE Dupondius, Rome, 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V;
Radiate head right
APOLLINI AVGVSTO, S-C;
Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre
13,2 gr, 26 mm
Cf. RIC IVa, 699 (not listed as Dupondius); BMC V, p. 140*; C. 46
Ex Albrecht Marquis Kubinsky von Hohenkubin Collection, formed circa early 1900s
ga77
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229 BC- Epidamos-Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm128 viewsCow standing Right, looking back at suckling calf, MENIEKOS in greek above, nike flying right above legend, monogram/thunderbolt below
Square containing stellate pattern, legend around square.

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

Meniskos-Kallenos name combination, Class 5 drachm, issued in year -5 (last issue = year -1) that can be around the 70's of the first century BC.
Well centered, well struck specimens are rare. Here you can identify both obverse symbols, flying Nike (=Victory) above Meniskos (wreath in hand off-flan) and thunderbolt in the exergue. The legend on the reverse is DYP KA[L] [LH] NOS (lower segment off-flan).
jimwho523
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AE follis Alexios I SB 190027 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raises r. hand in benediction
Reverse: Cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity, beneath , large crescent around, four globules each surrounded by pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Pre reform First Crusade, 1081-1092 CE
Sear 1900 H. 2.18-19 Class J anonymous folles
26mm 6.12gm
wileyc
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AE follis Alexios I SB 190013 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raises r. hand in benediction
Reverse: Cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity, beneath , large crescent around, four globules each surrounded by pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Pre reform First Crusade, 1081-1092 CE
Sear 1900 H. 2.18-19 Class J anonymous folles
25mm 6.99gm
wileyc
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Antiochus VII Euergetes - AE 176 viewsAntioch
138-137 BC
diademed bust of Eros right
headdress of Isis
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY
(Δ scepter)
branch / EOP
SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
6,41g

ex Dionysos numismatik
Johny SYSEL
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Antiochus VII Euergetes - AE 173 viewsAntioch
138-137 BC
diademed bust of Eros right
headdress of Isis
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY
(Δ scepter)
branch / EOP
SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
5,52g

ex Dionysos numismatik
Johny SYSEL
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ANTIQUITIES, Babylonia, Cylinder Seal, 1900 - 1700 B.C.86 viewsCylindre-Sceau, 1ère dynastie de Babylone, 1900-1700 avant J.-C (Stéatite grise)
Cylindre de 18 x 10 mn, gravé en creux de symboles, personnages (Dieux) et animaux (aigle et félin), patine verte.
Roger D2
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius RIC 885110 viewsAE Sestertius
Antoninus Pius, 152 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XV, Laureate head right
Reverse: COS IIII-SC, Fortuna standing holding cornucopia and rudder which rests on globe
RIC 885; Cohen 268; BMCRE 1900
34mm, 26.4gm
Jerome Holderman
Very_rare_and_superb_bronze_drachm_(without_a_letter_in_front_of_bust)_of_Ardashir_I_Kushanshah_(ca_230-250_AD),_Kushano-Sassanians_(Kushanshahs.jpg
Ardashir I Kushanshah (ca.230-250 AD), Kushano-Sassanians (Kushanshahs) 123 views19000
Very rare and superb bronze drachm (without a letter in front of bust) of Ardashir I Kushanshah (ca.230-250 AD), Kushano-Sassanians (Kushanshahs)
Size: 17mm, 2.6grams, bronze.
Notes: Bust of Ardashir facing right, wearing a long earring, double cornucopea behind bust, without a Brahmi letter in front of bust, Pahlavi legend MaZDISN BaGI ARTaHShaTR RaBI KUShAN spread on the obverse and the reverse / Goddess Anahita half-standing beneath a canopy, holding wreath above altar and a long scepter. Uncertain mint (Harid or Kabul?). Cribb SI 19, #16var. (Bactrian issues); Mitchiner ACW 1264-1265 var.; Gobl Kushan 1028var.
These extremely rare and beautiful coins are rarely offered for sale, I could locate only a single specimen offered for sale in the recent years. This coin is probably one of the nicest coins of this type in existence.

Antonio Protti
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Bamboo token (1900 - 1940)31 views17mm x 46mmDaniel F
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Barbados, 1981 FM, $103 viewsObverse: National Coat of Arms

Reverse: Neptune at left looking right, dolphin fish under right hand

This coin contains 1.127 troy ounces of silver.

Proof issues of this type range from a high of 97,000 pieces in 1973 to the only yearly mintage under 3,600 which occurred in 1981 (the last year for this type). In 1981 the mintage was 835!!!
Richard M10
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)30 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)26 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head having on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
SpongeBob
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Canada 4 views1985 National Parks Commemorative

$100 - 1/2 Oz. Gold

Census: NGC certified has so far certified 48 of this coins, 6 lower, 3 at this grade and 39 in higher grades

I wanted this coin because for many years my nick name was Ram which come from my initials (RAM)
Richard M10
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Cayman Islands, $250, 19883 viewsObverse: Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Reverse: Royal Arms of Princess Alexandra

Graded: Proof 69 Ultra Cameo

This coin contains 1.127 troy ounces of silver.

Subject to commemorate the royal visit of Princess Alexandra

This coin belongs to that class of world coins many call NCLT (non-circulating legal tender) or coins whose face value is well below bullion value at the time of its minting. In the U.S. we call these modern commemoratives. We tend to look down on such world coins while embracing our own NCLT. Could you imagine a modern U.S. commemorative with a mintage of only 86? Just because this piece is NCLT that does not mean they should be ignored. I am willing to bet that because such pieces trade at near melt a significant number of these 86 coins may have been melted making this specimen even rarer.
Richard M10
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CHINA - Emperor De Zong275 viewsCHINA - Emperor De Zong, Guang Xu Reign (1875-1908) Cu 1-Cent, 1900-1906. Kwang Tung Province. Reference: Y-192.dpaul7
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Class = J [001]29 views5.13 grams
22.2 mm
Attributed to ALEXIUS I, Comnenus (1081-1118) SEAR 1900
cmcdon0923
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Class = J [002]34 views6.78 grams
24.2 mm
Attributed to ALEXIUS I, Comnenus (1081-1118)
SEAR 1900
cmcdon0923
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Class = J [003]38 views6.83 grams
26.7 mm
Attributed to ALEXIUS I, Comnenus (1081-1118)
SEAR 1900
overstruck on a Class I follis
cmcdon0923
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Class = J [004]21 views8.0 grams
24.5 mm
Attributed to ALEXIUS I, Comnenus (1081-1118)
SEAR 1900
cmcdon0923
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Class J Anonymous follis, SBCV 190030 viewsBust of Christ wearing pallium and colobium, hand raised in benediction, IC XC in fields to sides
Large Cross sitting on crescent, with globule and two pellets at each tip. Four globules bordered by pellets between limbs
AE follis, 27mm, 9.38g

Strongly struck over Sear 1888
novacystis
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Class J Follis. Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus. Sear 190018 viewsAnonymous Follis "Jesus Christ" J Class Follis, 4.41g. Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus. Apr 4th, 1081 to Aug 15th, 1118. Obv: IC-XC - Facing bust of Jesus Christ, holding gospel Rev: no legend – Cross on top of Crescent, with globules surrounding, Sear 1900.Podiceps
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Class K Anonymous follis, SBCV 190117 viewsBust of Christ facing, IC XC to sides in fields, border of large pellets
Bust if Virgin Orans, facing, MP ΘV in fields to sides, border of large pellets
AE follis, 27mm, 9.56g
Struck under Alexius I

Strongly overstruck on Class J Anonymous follis, Sear, 1900
novacystis
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Claudio II il Gotico (Boyd collection), R/ FELICIT TEMP48 viewsClaudius II, antoniniano. Zecca di Cyzicus
AE, gr. 4,4. mm. 21,0, BB/qBB, RR
D/ IMP CLAUD[I]VS PF AVG. busto radiato corazzato e drappeggiato a dx
R/ FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas stante a sx con caduceo nella destra e cornucopia nella sx
Alföldi 32/8, Canakkale 2452, non in RIC e Cohen
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (6 dicembre 2009, numero archivio 4), ex Boynton collection, London UK, ex Sotheby's auction 2 febbraio 1900 lotto 415, ex W.C. Boyd collection (1842-1906), ex Baldwin's auction 42, 26 settembre 2005 lotto 650 (parte), ex Toone collection (Leeds, Uk) dall'ottobre 2005 al 2009.
paolo
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Claudius, tetradrachm, with Messalina, Britannicus & Octavia18 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt, Messalina, Britannicus & Octavia Reverse. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 88, BMC 75, Milne 110, RPC I I 5164, toned VF, Alexandria mint, 10.976g, 27.5mm, 0o, 45 - 46 A.D.; obverse “ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ ΑΥΤΟΚΡ”, laureate head right, date LS (year 6) before; reverse “ΜΕΣΣΑΛΙΝΑ ΚΑΙΣ” C“ΕΒΑ”C, Messalina as Ceres standing facing, head left, two small figures in right, two stalks of grain in left. RPC I notes, "Messalina, who is shown as Demeter, holds two small figures. These were traditionally identified as the children of Claudius and Messalina, Britannicus and Octavia, but Dattari (RIN 1900, pp. 383-4) rejected this view, since Britannicus was born in 42 and the coin type is first used in 41; but Vogt (pp. 24-5) returned to the traditional description, arguing that the date of Britannicus' birth was not certain, and that these coins, in fact, show that he was born before August 41." ex FORVMPodiceps
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Constantine I, Follis, SARMATIA DEVICTA7 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 323 - 324AD
20.0 x 18.5mm 2.40gr 7h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory standing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
Exergue: PTR (crescent), below line.
Trier Mint
RIC VII Trier 435, P, crescent.
Rated C3
Aorta: 1562: B59, O4, R168, T276, M19.
numis-kimel/Anna Kimelova 282919001828
4/11/18 8/8/18
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Cypriot onion shaped flask11 viewsCypriot early Bronze Age onion shaped flask, c.2700-1900 BC. Karpasian red and black polished ware from the north eastern peninsular of Cyprus.mauseus
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D.O. 14var Sear 1900 (small module)18 viewsB*Numis
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Eagle146 viewsA limestone sculpture of an Eagle, (representing Jupiter) clutching a Snake in its beak (representing Death). Was found in September 2013 during building work in the Minories area of the City of London. It was made in what is now the Cotswolds area of England around 1900 years ago and would have sat in an alcove of a tomb, just outside the city boundary of Londinium. I was lucky to see this back in November 2013 as it is now no longer on display.3 commentsMasis
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EB0726 Soter Megas / King on horseback13 viewsVima Taktu ("Soter Megas”), Taxila, Kushan Empire, Æ Tetradrachm, circa 1900-1980 AD.
Obverse: Bust right wearing fancy hat, waving baton.
Reverse: ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΝΌΜΙΣΜΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΠΛΑΣΤΌ (or sim.), King on horseback, tamgha in right field.
References: Rare, unpublished.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.458g.
Extremely fine example of this type.
EB
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Egyptian Alabaster Mace Head112 viewsDate: circa 3850-3650 BC (pre-dynastic)
Size: 40 mm (smaller example)

The mace was developed during the Upper Paleolithic from the simple club, then adding sharp spikes of flint or obsidian. It was the first weapon designed specifically for killing humans (as opposed to hunting weapons). In ancient Egypt, stone mace heads were first used nearly 6,000 years ago in the pre-dynastic period. The earliest known are disc maces with oddly formed stones mounted perpendicularly to their handle. The Narmer Palette shows a king swinging a mace. The problem with early maces was that their stone heads shattered easily and it was difficult to fix the head to the wooden handle reliably. The Egyptians attempted to give them a disk shape in the pre-dynastic period (about 3850-3650 BC) in order to increase their impact and even provide some cutting capabilities, but this seems to have been a short lived improvement. A rounded pear form of mace head known as a "piriform" replaced the disc mace in the Naqada II period of pre-dynastic Upper Egypt (3600-3250 BC) and was used throughout the Naqada III period (3250-3100 BC). Similar mace heads were also used in Mesopotamia around 2450-1900 BC. The Assyrians used maces probably about 19th century B.C. and in their campaigns; the maces were usually made of stone or marble and furnished with gold or other metals, but were rarely used in battle unless fighting heavily armored infantry.
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Egyptian Ushabti. 26th dynasty. 685-525 BC80 viewsUshabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings) were funerary figurines used in Ancient Egypt. They were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as substitutes for the deceased, should he/she be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. They were used from the Middle Kingdom (around 1900 BC) until the end of the Ptolemaic Period nearly 2000 years later.4 commentsancientone
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Elagabalus Berytos Aeneas Father and Son22 viewsElagabalus, Phoenicia Berytos, 218 - 226 AD, 26mm, L & K#-2268, BMC-183
OBV: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
REV: COL IVL AVG FEL, Aeneas carrying Anchises over shoulder and Acanius by hand, BER in exergue
Cf. SAWAYA Ziad, Histoire de Bérytos et d'Héliopolis d'après leurs monnaies,
Institut Français du Proche-Orient, BAH 185 (2009) p.71 1888-1900.
Reverse die n°754 (illustrated p.334).

Aeneas fleeing the burning Troy (as instructed by the gods)
carrying his father on his shoulder, son in hand, off to found the mighty Roman Empire.
Romanorvm
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Elagabalus, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Serapis, AE2641 viewsAE26, 13.15g
GICV -
AMNG I/1, 1900 (Thanks, Jochen!)
areich
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Elagabalus, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Serapis, AE2746 viewsAE27, 11.2g
GICV -
AMNG I/1, 1900 (Thanks, Jochen!)
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England, Roman Baths, Bath (2)149 viewsThis is a Photochrome print of the Roman Baths, Bath, England taken sometime between 1895 and 1905.
It shows the new Victorian embellishments added to the Baths since their discovery in the 1880's and which, for the most part, are the works that visitors to the site see today.
The familiar green hue of the pool seen by modern visitors is caused by algae, resulting from the water's exposure to the open air. In Roman times the pool was roofed over and its waters, while perhaps not crystal clear, would almost certainly not have been green.

Photochrome prints are coloured images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.
*Alex
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Faustina Senior Æ Sestertius, wife of Antoninus Pius, Rome 135-140 AD (29 mm- 22,83 gr.)44 viewsObv.: DIVA FAVSTINA- laureate head right;

Rev.: AVGVSTA, S-C in the field- Pietas standing left, sacrificing from raised hand over flaming altar at feet left, & holding box of incense. RIC 1127. Cohen 125, BMC 1523. Very Fine+/ Very Fine++.Dark (black) patina. Nice authentic coin! 11900
Antonio Protti
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Faustina Senior Æ Sestertius, wife of Antoninus Pius, Rome 135-140 AD (29 mm- 22,83 gr.)48 viewsObv.: DIVA FAVSTINA- laureate head right;
Rev.: AVGVSTA, S-C in the field- Pietas standing left, sacrificing from raised hand over flaming altar at feet left, & holding box of incense. RIC 1127. Cohen 125, BMC 1523. Very Fine+/ Very Fine++.Dark (black) patina. Nice authentic coin! 11900
Antonio Protti
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Frankreich Medaille o.J. um 1900 (Bronze)18 viewsVs.: Kopf der Marianne nach rechts, davor Getreideähren
Rs.: Leeres Gravurfeld
Rand: BRONZE Gewicht: 62,8g
Durchmesser: 49mm
Erhaltung: kl.Kratzer, Rdf., zaponiert, sehr schön _1565
Antonivs Protti
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German Empire or later. 25 WERT-MARK token, with initials J.K.43 views"This type most probably comes from Nuremberg (Lauer, Balmberger?). They were sold by mobile traders and punched locally with the initials of the customer. Without find context it is impossible to say something about the identity of J.K., the user of this token. Because the spelling is WERT (without H) and not WERTH (with H) the piece is dated into the time after AD 1900. KarlAntonMartini

This token could have been used to buy a glas of beer or for a ride in a merry-go-round or something else "

Jochen (2012)

Thank you Jochen, and thank you Karl Anton Martini for the information provided on this token!
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German States Oldenberg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter 1853 - 1900 Copper 3 schwaren 1864 B112 viewsGerman States Oldenberg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter 1853 - 1900 Copper 3 schwaren 1864 B. HRZGTH OLDENE, crowned monogram / 3 SCHWAREN 1864 B SCHEIDE MUNZE.

KM 191
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German States. Brandenburg (Prussia). Friedrich Wilhelm 1640 -1688. Silver Schilling (1/32 Thaler) 1654. 68 viewsGerman States. Brandenburg (Prussia). Friedrich Wilhelm 1640 -1688. Silver Schilling (1/32 Thaler) 1654. + SOLIDUS . PR (Prussian checkerboard shield) USSIAE . 1654, Monogram (FW), surrounded by legend. Stars in outer field! / FRID . WILH . MAR . BR . S . R . I . PL . B, Prussian heraldic eagle. Stars in outerfield!

Schrötter 1900, Kopicki 3982 ( R1 ), KM-263.
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German States. Oldenburg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter 1853-1900. Copper Schwaren 1856-B.39 viewsGerman States. Oldenburg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter 1853-1900. Copper Schwaren 1856-B. Crowned monogram / 1 SCHWAREN 1956 B.

KM 188
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German States. Oldenburg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter. 1853 - 1900. .2200 silver 1/2 Groschen 1858 B.32 viewsGerman States. Oldenburg. Nicholas Friedrich Peter. 1853 - 1900. .2200 silver 1/2 Groschen 1858 B. GHZ. OLDENB. SCHEIDE M., crowned arms / 60 EINEN THALER, 1/2 GROSCHEN 1858 B.

KM 192
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Great Britain - 12 - Victoria - Crown - 19005 viewsObv:- VICTORIA • DEI • GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP, Draoped bust left
Rev:- St. George slaying dragon right
Date:- 1900
Mintage - 353,356
maridvnvm
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Great Britain - Old Coinage82 viewsKM837 - 1/2 penny - 1929
KM838 - 1 penny - 1936
KM777 - 3 pence - 1900
KM849 - 3 pence - 1943
KM815 - 6 pence - 1913
KM890 - 1 shilling - 1953 (English Arms)
KM865 - 2 shillings - 1948 (with IND:IMP)
Daniel Friedman
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Holey Coin Vest II, ca. 200466 viewsThis picture was taken outside the ruins of the slave hospital at Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The front side of the vest was pre-1900 US and world coins, while the back side was a nearly-complete date set of US large cents. I've since sold off the large cents and was going to replace them with a date set of Seated Liberty dime love tokens, but that collection soon took on a life of its own and expanded beyond mere holey coins, so they ended up in an album rather than the back of the vest. (You can see that collection in a separate album.) In 2011 I disassembled the vest in order to have the coins photographed, but editing all the photos has been a very laborious project. It will eventually be reassembled and the front will likely be taken over by all world and ancient coins, while the reverse will be a 19th century US type set. The last time I attended a show and wore all my regalia was at Charlotte ANA in 2007.1 commentslordmarcovan
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INDIA, Gwalior, Jhansi: Jayaji Rao (1843-1886) AR 1/8 rupee (KM-112)73 viewsPlate Specimen coin from Krause Publications Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801-1900, 7th Edition.SpongeBob
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India. Princely States. Gwalior. Madhu Rao. Copper 1/4 Anna. 1900 A.D.11 viewsIndia. Princely States. Gwalior. Madhu Rao. Copper 1/4 Anna. 1900 A.D.

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Jewish Charities of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)63 viewsAE token,33 mm., 23.185 gr., dated 1923.

Obv: THE UNITED DRIVE FOR $2.500,000.00 and 1923 around rim, IF YOU WON’T / WHO WILL in center, to sides of question mark.

Rev: אשרי משכיל and אל דל [If you won’t, who will? alluding to Hillel’s famous saying from Pirkei Avot 1:14] around rim, signature of Emil G. Hirsch in center.

Ref: Levy, Gil. “Emil G. Hirsch Contribution Medal.” The Shekel, XXX No. 2 (March to April 1997), pp. 13-15;ANS Database 2000.1.41.

Note: Dr. Emil G. Hirsch was the rabbi of Sinai Congregation in Chicago from 1880 until his death in 1923, the organizer of the Associated Jewish Charities (of Chicago) in 1900, the founder and editor of the Reform Advocate in 1891, Professor of Rabbinical Philosophy and Literature at the University of Chicago, and was involved in numerous other charitable, ecumenical and academic endeavors. He died on January 7, 1923.

Note: In 1922 the Associated Jewish Charities (of Chicago) and the Federated Jewish Charities (of Chicago) merged into the Jewish Charities of Chicago, which organization came into existence on January 1, 1923. The AJC had typically raised $1 million a year and the FJC had typically raised $250,000 a year. A Committee for $2,500,000 was launched on May 6, 1923, to raise funds for the Michael Reese Hospital, the Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Jewish People’s Institute, and the fund drive was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Hirsch. When the drive concluded on May 31, 1923, it had raised over $2,750,000.
Stkp
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Kingdom of Hawaii104 viewsKM # 3

AR dime/umi keneta (± 90% AR, ±10% AE), struck 1883-1884 at the San Francisco mint. Designed by Charles E. Barber, 249,921 circulation strikes (250,000 were minted, but 79 were melted), ±2.5 grams, ±17.9 mm. 180°

Obv: KALAKAUA I KING OF HAWAII, bust of King Kalakaua, • 1883 • below.

Rev: UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO [= the life of the land is in righteousness] / • UMI KENETA [= One Dime] • around rim. ONE / DIME surrounded by wreath, crown above.

Edge: Reeded

In 1880, Hawaii's monarch, King Kalakaua, authorized a new coinage that more closely followed United States coinage. His associate Klaus Spreckels contracted the United States Mint to produce silver coins for the islands: 700,000 half-dollars, 500,000 each of quarters and silver dollars and 250,000 dimes. The total was $1 million worth of Hawaiian coins. The Hawaiian Dime was a substitute for the 12-1/2 Cent (Hapawalu) denomination specified in the original application to the U.S. government. The Hapawalu would have required specially made blanks, whereas the Dime denomination was already a standard in the American series. Six Proof Dimes were made in September 1883 at the Philadelphia Mint for inclusion in four-piece sets containing the 10c, 25c, 50c, and $1.00 denominations. 250,000 circulation strikes were struck at the San Francisco Mint (without mintmark) from November 17, 1883 through June 1884. An additional 20 Proof Dimes were made at the Philadelphia Mint in 1884, this time for inclusion in five-piece sets containing the aforementioned denominations, plus the 12-1/2c coin. On June 14, 1900 Hawaii became a territory of the United States, and Congress ordered that a majority of the Hawaiian coins be withdrawn and melted.

Souvenir from my son amd daughter-in-law's honeymoon in Hawaii
1 commentsStkp
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LEO XIII (1878-1903), AE-30, The Good Shepherd. Extraordinary Medal, 1900. Patrignani 53.101 viewsLEO XIII (1878-1903), AE-30, The Good Shepherd. Extraordinary Medal, 1900. Patrignani 53.
avers: - LEO•XIII•PONT•MAX•AN•XXV, Leo XIII bust left, JOHNSON under the bust
revers: - PASTOR-BONVS-ANIMAM-SVAM-DAT-PRO-OVIBVS-SVIS, "The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep".
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight:11,85g, axes: h,
material: AE, mint: , artist: JOHNSON, date: 1900 A.D.,
ref: Patrignani 53.
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LUCANIA, Metapontion49 viewsLUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 300-250 BC. Æ 12mm (1.71 g). Radiate head of Helios facing / Three barley grains radiating from center; race-torch between two grains. Johnston Bronze 53; HN Italy 1689. Near VF, brown patina.

Ex-CNG(62)
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LUCANIA, Metapontion24 viewsLUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 7.33 g, 12h). Barley ear; to left, ram’s head upward; cable border / Incuse barley ear. Noe 220 (same dies); HN Italy 1485. Fine, a bit porous and rough.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex Malter 76 (15 April 2000), lot 17.

Ex-CNG
ecoli
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MALDIVES - First Sultanate31 viewsMALDIVES - First Sultanate - Muhammad Imad al-DIn V (1900-1904) copper brass 2 Lariat, 1901. Reference: KM#39. dpaul7
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MALDIVES - First Sultanate40 viewsMALDIVES - First Sultanate - Muhammad Imad al-DIn V (1900-1904) copper brass 4-Lariat, 1902. Reference: KM#40.1.dpaul7
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Maximinus I Thrax, denarius (Boynton & Boyd collection)32 viewsMassimino I Trace, denario, zecca di Roma (235-236 d.C.)
AR, 3.24 gr., 20,0 mm.; BB/MB+ (VF)
D/ IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, busto di Massimino laureato e drappeggiato a dx.
R/ SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seduta a sx alimenta un serpente proveniente da altare
RIC 14
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (3 aprile 2008, numero catalogo 28), ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins, London-New York, 2005), ex Baldwin's auction 42 (London, 2005), ex W.C. Boyd collection (London, 2 febbraio 1900), ex Sotheby's (London, 2 febbraio 1900, nel lotto 309), ex Boynton collection (London, fino al 1899).
paolo
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Mexico4 views20 Centavos – 1912 M

NGC graded MS-64

KM-435

Obv. National Arms

Rev. Value and date within wreath with Liberty cap on top.

This type was struck between 1905 and 1914 during those years 9 different dates were minted and two varieties resulting in ten listed coins. The for eight of these issues had mintages ranging from 6,860,000 and 1,000,000. Two years had mintage below 1,000,000, 1908 at 350,000 and 1912 at 625,000.

I purchased this coin on eBay

My cost was $68
Richard M10
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MODERN MILLED (up to 19th Century), Italy, Umberto I 1878 - 1900. Copper-nickle 20-centesimi 1895.30 viewsItaly, Umberto I 1878 - 1900. Copper-nickle 20-centesimi 1895. Star divides wreath containing crown and date / REGNO D'ITALIA 20 Centesimi, value within inner circle.
KM 28.2
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.06.04 (plate coin)6 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 12.87g, 27.86mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VPA NOB ROV - F - OV N - IKOPOLITWN PR
in l. field one below the other OC / IC
in r. field one below the other TR / ON
Serapis in himation and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, holding in l. arm long sceptre and
raising r. hand in greeting attitude
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1900 (like #1, St. Petersburg)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4061
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.6.4 (this coin)
about VF, black patina, flan crack at 1 o'clock
Jochen
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MYSIA, Pergamon.8 viewsMYSIA, Pergamon. Early-mid 2nd century BC. Æ Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing facing on palm frond. SNG BN 1900–4.ecoli
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MYSIA: Pergamon8 viewsMYSIA, Pergamon. Circa 133-27 BC. Æ 19mm. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: Owl standing facing on palm frond. SNG France 1900-4.Molinari
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Norway108 viewsKM405 - 5 Ore - 1962
KM398 - 1 Ore - 1955
KM403 - 1 Ore - 1965
KM411 - 10 Ore - 1968
KM360 - 25 Ore - 1900
KM402 - 50 Ore - 1956
KM385 - 1 Krone - 1938
KM409 - 1 Krone - 1960
Daniel Friedman
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Panama4 views20 Balboas – 1978FM

PF 67 Ultra Cameo

KM-54

Obv. Legend: REPUBLICA DE PANAMA 75th ANIVERSARO – Coat of Arms

Rev. Balboa standing facing left, upraised right arm holding sword, left arm a flag

As the inscription states this was issued to celebrate the 75th year of Panama’s independence.

These 20 Balboa coins were in their day quite the thing because of their size containing 3.8538 troy ounces of silver.
Richard M10
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Philippopolis Lucius Verus Governor Q. Tullius Maximus (161-9 AD)38 viewsAE 30

Ob: AV KAI Λ AVPH | ΛIOC OVHPOC
Au(tokrater) Kai(sar) L(ucius) Aure(lius) Verus
Bare bearded head
Rx: HΓE TOVΛ MAΞIMOV AΠOΔ VΠAT
Hege(moneuontos) Tul(liou) Maximou apod(edeigmenou) hupat(ou)

Ex: ΦIΛIΠΠO


Zeus enthroned left; holding upright scepter in left hand and patera in outstretched right

BMC-; Minnet Supp. II-; Varbanov (E) III-; Mushmov "Les Monnaies Antiques de Philippopolis" (1924) -; apparently unpublished;

This coin was issued under the legate of Thrace Quintus Tullius Maximus (161-169AD)
Apodedeigmenou is a passive perfect participle of apodeiknumi, which is often used to denote holding or being appointed to an office. hupatou generally means consul or leader in this context (Polybius uses this greek word specifically for consul; 6.12.1 in plural). Both words in genitive absolute.

Stein reported the conjecture of R. Munsterburg, who in his article, “Verkannte Titel auf griechischen Munzen” from Jahreshefte des Osterreicheschen Archaologischen Institutes in Wien XVIII (1915) pp.312-313, avers that a coin incorrectly reported by A. Degrand in Numismatique Revue 1900 pp.414 #38 (a Lucius Verus River-god; with no plate unfortunately), HGE. TO.YL MAXIMOY APODYIGD(?) to read as, HGE TOUL MAXIMOU APOD(DEIGMENOU) HUPA(TOU) = consulis designati.

The pi and alpha of hupatou are incorrectly read by Degrand as an iota +gamma+delta; sic VIΓΔ = VΠA.

Varbanov correctly divides the APOD from the VPA on coins for M. Aurelius and L. Verus, where it is present. Cf. Varbanov(E) III 903-906 for L. Verus; 797-802 for M. Aurelius.

What is so interesting about this coin is that it has that extra terminal tau, unlike the coin reported by the specimens in Varbanov or by Degrand (which was in Philippopolis (Plovdiv) Bulgaria where he was some sort of French minister at the turn of the 19th century). This tau adds some more credence to Munsterburg’s conjecture, (not that it was in doubt).

A. Degrand "Monnaies Inedites ou peu connues de la Moesie Inferieure et de la Thrace" Numismatique Revue ser. 4 vol 4 pp. 402-422 (1900).
Petrus Elmsley
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, BMC 274-27831 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE - AE 29, 19.01g
obv. IM CM AV ANTONINVS AVG
Bust, draped (and cuirassed?), seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. AVR PIA SID COL METR / AETER BFI (in ex.)
Modius, decorated and two-handled, with three grain-ears
BMC 274-278
rare, about EF, green-brown patina

AETER BFI is short for AETERNVM BENEFICIVM. This rare type records the imperial reward to Sidon regarding the res frumentaria, or grain-supply. Like those other cities which had supported Septimius Severus against Pescennius Niger in 193-194 AD, the new emperor and his immediate cognate successors rewarded them with gifts of grain. According to Rostovtzeff (NC [1900], p. 100), such a gift could be substituted with money; it is to this latter gift, he argues, that our coin refers. This money would go to the local SIWNAI (Lat. frumentarii), officials charged with providing grain for the city (CNG).
Jochen
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Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 88-67 BC. 12.59g.96 viewsPHRYGIA, Apameia. Circa 88-67 BC. AR Tetradrachm, 12.59g. Cistophoric type. Attalos and Timo-, magistrates.
Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy-wreath / Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; ATTA/ΛΟY/TIMΩ in three lines above, aulos (double flute) to right.
Kleiner, Late Issue XVII; SNG Copenhagen 156. _19000
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Portrait of Vespasian439 viewsDigital paint of a sculpture, Capitoline Museum, Palazzo Nuovo, Rome. Photo from a series done in the early 1900s by the Alinari brothers.
ALINARI: Photographic documentation of art and architecture in Italy compiled by Alinari in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
4 commentsScotvs Capitis
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Repro Atique Knight Helmet53 viewsDate: mid/late 19th century emulating 16th century style
Weight: 4 lbs.
Material: 18 gauge steel 1 mm thick

It is believed to have originally come from Europe to the United States in the early 1900’s. It has nice intricate etchings all over it. This full-size helmet’s edges have been rolled by hand.
Noah
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RIC 016456 viewsDomitianus (81 - 96 AD).
Denarius. 83 AD Rome.
(20 mm 3.47 g)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M. Head with laurel wreath on the right.
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES XP P. Minerva with lance and shield on capital standing to the right, in front of it an owl.
RIC 164 (R2); C.606; BMC 41
Ex: Silbury Coins January 28 2018



On first glance this looks like just another Minerva reverse denarius. However, there are 2 features which make it interesting. Firstly, it was minted in 83 CE. This makes it a first issue Minerva denarius. The Minerva series would dominate the denarii issues for the rest of Domitian's rule. Another piece of information which makes this coin interesting is that the silver of which it is composed is nearly 100% fine. This was due to monetary reforms instituted by Domitian.

Of course this coin is interesting for other reasons as well, including its rarity and condition. The new RIC II Part 1 (2007) designates this coin as R2 which means very few examples known. The other factor which needs to be considered is its condition. Personally I am not obsessed with the grades of ancient coins as I find grades to be difficult and not very useful at all. The portrait on the obverse is striking. Just look at that full head of hair. Of course it is the reverse where this coin really shines. The depiction of Minerva is fully detailed and quite sharp over 1900 years after it was minted. The full legends on both sides of the coin also make this coin both attractive and desirable. I was very fortunate to find this one.

This coin shall have an important place in my 12 Caesars collection.
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RIC 043597 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
RIC 435 R, RSC 201b BMC 93
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.



This coin was part of the second issue of Domitian for 86 CE. Most of the denarii for 86 CE are rare and this coin is no exception. However, that was only one of the considerations I had for buying this coin. The other is the amazing condition of this coin. There is very little wear on this coin at all. I find this remarkable for a coin that is more than 1900 years old. The quality of the portrait is superb and the condition helps to highlight this. Having said that, the reverse is no slouch either. the rendering of the Minerva is artistic and extremely well preserved.

I like worn coins as well because they tell a story. One wonders who has touched the coin, what did they buy with it? Coins like the one above were hardly used by anyone at all. So in one way the worn coin has the advantage of having a story that connects it to the people who used it. However, this is also something special about an artifact that is so well preserved that it can take you back to an earlier time. You are seeing the coin much as your ancestors saw it almost 2000 years ago. I would argue that this connect us to history as well. All ancient coins have a history and it is fascinating to speculate about that history.

I know that this coin looks like just another Minerva reverse for Domitian, but for me it is a special coin that shall take an honoured spot in my collection.
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RIC 1, p.124, 66 - Antonia, CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI19 viewsAntonia
Daughter of Mark Antony, Wife of Nero Drusus, Mother of Claudius, Grandmother of Caligula
AR Denarius, Rome mint, AD 41-42
Obv: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing barley wreath
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI (consistency of the emperor), Antonia standing facing, draped as Constantia, long torch in right, cornucopia in left
Ag, 3.717g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 225deg
Ref.: RIC 66, BMCRE I Claudius 111, Cohen 2, SRCV I 1900, CRE 1 [R2]
Ex H.D. Rauch, Auction 64, December 1999, Lot 122
Ex Jyrki Muona Collection
Ex FORVM
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus as Augustus, AR Denarius.6 viewsRome 197-198 A.D. 2.63g - 17mm. Axis 12h.

Obv: [L SEPT SEV PERT] AVG IMP X - Laureate head right.

Rev: MARTI PACIFERO - Mars standing left, foot on cuirass, holding branch and inverted spear.

RIC IV-I 113.
Ex Roma Numismatics Limited. https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=5190032
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Roman Imperial, Theodosius I AE3 (392-395 AD)6 viewsRoman Imperial, Theodosius I AE3 (392-395 AD)

DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor on horseback right, hand raised. Mintmark ANTB

RIC IX Antioch 69b
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - L. Piso Frugi - AR Denarius27 viewsRome, The Republic
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.01g; 18mm)
Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right; VII (control mark) behind.

Rev: Rider with palm on horse galloping right; VII (control mark) above; L PISO FRVG below; Roma monogram in exergue.

References: Crawford 340/1; Sydenham 661; Banti 44/1 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 1900; Calpurnia 11.

Provenance: Ex Stoeklin Collection [Nomos 14 (17 May 2017) Lot 236; ex Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 1184].

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi’s coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series. Crawford estimates 864 obverse and 1080 reverse dies were used to produce Frugi’s denarii. Both obverse and reverse dies bear control marks of varying complexity, and no control mark has more than one die.

This type alludes to the annual celebration of the Ludi Apollinares instituted by Frugi’s ancestor during the Second Punic War. These games were held at the Circus Maximus in July of each year and lasted 8 or 9 days, consisting of horse racing and performances.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Pomponius Musa, AR Denarius32 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, mid-50s BCE
AR Denarius (3.98g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo(?), hair tied-up, facing right; star behind.

Reverse: Q. POMPONI – MVSA; Urania, muse of astronomy, facing left, holding wand over globe on tripod.

References: Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22.

Provenance: Ex William C. Boyd (d. 1906) Collection [Baldwin's 42 (26 Sep 2005), Lot 64]; bought from Spink in 1900.

Q. Pomponius Musa, who punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins, is unknown except for his coins, which makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. Michael Harlan, retracting his reticence with the Mesagne dating, later proposed a date of 52 BCE.

There are two varieties of Musa denarii: the first depicts Apollo/Hercules Musarum (see my gallery example); the second, of which there are nine sub-varieties, depict Apollo and a Muse. The above coin is of the second variety.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on both varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules Musarum variety and the nine Muse varieties. On Hercules variety, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the above Muse variety is considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads do not represent Apollo, but the Muses themselves. Michael Harlan agrees with this interpretation in both editions of "Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins." More research on this issue is needed.
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Roman, GALBA SESTERTIUS.402 viewsGalba 68-69 AD Bronze Sesterce. A true classic head of Galba, powerful and Roman with all the Republican virtues. Beatifull natural patina. Purchased Leu 1980. Ex Sartige 1938 and dating back to the beginning of 1900's

Coins to fall in love with www.petitioncrown.com
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Russian Empire. Alexander II 1855 - 1881 (1876) & Nicholas II 1894 - 1917 (1896, 1897, 1899, 1900) copper kopek8 viewsRussian Empire. Alexander II 1855 - 1881 (1876) & Nicholas II 1894 - 1917 (1896, 1897, 1899, 1900) copper kopek. Crowned double eagle, arms on breast / Value and date within inner circle, date above.

KM Y 9.2
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Sabina RIC II 1023 Rome, Wife of Hadrian 16 viewsSabina RIC II 1023 Rome, Wife of Hadrian
Sabina, AE Dupondius. Rome mint. 12.65 gr. before 137 CE. Struck 128 CE.
Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust right wearing tiaraReverse: Ceresm seated left on basket, holding grain-ears and torch. S C in exergue,
26 mm diam. RIC II 1023 (Hadrian); BMCRE 1900 (Hadrian); Hill 362, Cohen 70.
sold 3-2018
NORMAN K
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Sabina SC Ceres42 viewsSabina, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of Hadrian

Obverse:
Diademed, draped bust right.

SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P

SABINA: Sabina
AVGVSTA: Augusta, empress
HADRIANI: Hadrian
AVG: Emperor
PP:Pater Patria, father of the country

Reverse:

S C in Exergue: Senatus Consulto, by Decree of the Senate

No legend on reverse, S C in Exergue - Ceres seated left, holding grain ears/ grain stalks and torch.

Domination: Orichalcum dupondius AS, size 25 mm, die axis 180o

Mint: Rome, S C in Exergue, RIC 1023 (Hadrian), BMC 1900, C 70
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Sabina, Wife of Hadrian9 viewsAE Sestertius, Struck 128-136 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Bust of Sabina, draped, right; hair falling in plait down neck and piled on top behind diadem.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia, draped, standing left, resting on column, holding patera in extended right hand and double cornucopiae in left, S-C in fields.
References: RIC II 1026, BMCRE 1861, Cohen 6
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.109 Type 2x, Hartill (CCC) 22.1458, KM C ----12 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 20.5 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, small line above the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.110 Type 2y, Hartill (CCC) 22.1459, KM C 8-1.812 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 21 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, small line below the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.85 Type 2, Hartill (CCC) 22.1434, KM C 8-1.115 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 21 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, dot above the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill rarity 8 (QC), 14 (CCC)
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.86 Type 2b, Hartill (CCC) 22.1435, KM C 8-1.27 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 20.5 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, dot below the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.87 Type 2c, Hartill (CCC) 22.1436, KM C 8-1.15 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, dot above, to the left of the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.89 Type 2e, Hartill (CCC) 22.1438, KM C -----10 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, dot below, to the left of the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.90 Type 2f, Hartill (CCC) 22.1439-40, KM C ----7 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 21 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, dot below, to the right of the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.92 Type 2g, Hartill (CCC) 22.1441, KM C ----9 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, circle above the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.93 Type 2h, Hartill (CCC) 22.1442, KM C 8-1.59 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, circle below the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.94 Type 2i, Hartill (CCC) 22.1443, KM C 8-1.412 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 20 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, small circle above the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 27.99 Type 2n, Hartill (CCC) 22.1448, KM C 8-1.612 viewsGUANGXU (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1896-1900 [?], Zhili Province, Tianjin mint, 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo jiyen, inverted crescent above the hole.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a seven stroke bei. They are smallerer coins, with a nominal weight of 7 or 8 fen (= 2.611 or 2.984 grams).

There are over twenty different control marks on Type 2 coins, which indicates that the mark was changed once a quarter for five years.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8
Stkp
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Schjöth ----, Hartill (QC) 5.295 Type A2 & (CCC) 22.1280, KM C1-1621 viewsGuangxu (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1900 [?]-1908 [?], Board of Revenue mint (in Beijing), north branch, 19 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo chiowan.

Type A2 is comprised of smaller coins with a diameter under 20 mm., an actual weight under 3 grams, and a nominal weight of 6 fen (= 2.24 grams). The coins issued by the north branch of the Board of Revenue mint have a protruding head boo.

Hartill (QC) rarity 9 and (CCC) 15.
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Schjöth 1581, Hartill (QC) 9.75 Type 2.1 & (CCC) 22.1328, KM C10-2530 viewsGuangxu (1875-1908)

1 cash (cast brass), 1893 -1900s [?], Fujian Province (in Fuzhou), 22 mm.

Obv: Guangxu tongbao.

Rev: Boo fu.

Type 2 is comprised of larger coins with a square head tong. Type 2.1 coins have a round head boo.

Hartill (QC) rarity 8 and (CCC) 14.
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Sear 1900117 viewsAnonymous Class J Follis, weight 6.7g, diameter 28mm. Overstruck, with traces of a nimbate bust of Christ showing through on the reverse. The undertype appears to be a Class H (Sear 1880) or Class I (Sear 1889) anonymous follis.Abu Galyon
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Sear 1900 (with Mardin c/m 9)27 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class J Follis, weight 5.66g, diameter 30mm. Traces of Sear 1888 visible as one of perhaps several undertypes. On the obverse, Mardin countermark type 9, the word Shams [= ‘sun’, part of an honorific], attributed to the Inalid ruler of Amid, Shams al-Muluk [‘Sun of Kings’] Jamal al-din Mahmud (1151 – 1183 CE).Abu Galyon
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Sear 190194 viewsAnonymous Class K Follis, weight 6.0g, diameter 26mm. Quite worn, but still showing very clear traces of the undertype (which is an Anonymous Class J, Sear 1900). Abu Galyon
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Sear 1901 (with Mardin c/m 21 and 12)113 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class K follis, weight 5.7g, diameter 29mm, with an anonymous Class J (Sear 1900) undertype. There are two Mardin countermarks visible on the reverse, with the type 21 c/m partly struck over the type 12. (Another example of ‘21 over-stamped on 12’ is illustrated in the 1977 Mardin Hoard monograph as Pl. VI, 10.)

Type 21: the word Najm [= ‘star’, part of an honorific], attributed to the Artuqid prince Najm al-din [‘Star of the faith’] Alpi (1152 – 1176 CE), mint of Mardin.

Type 12: the words ‘adl [= ‘just’ or ‘equitable’] and ‘Izz [= ‘glory', part of an honorific], attributed to the Zengid governor ‘Izz al-din [‘Glory of the faith’] Abu Bakr al-Dubaysi (1146 – 1156 CE), mint of al-Jazirah.
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Sear 1901 (with uncertain Mardin c/m)72 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class K follis, weight 3.5g, diameter 25mm, overstruck on an anonymous follis of Class J (Sear 1900). The fragment of the obverse countermark which is visible suggests one of the ‘lillah’ varieties: Mardin type 17 or 18, or perhaps type 28. Abu Galyon
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 15 Antiochus VII., (138-129 B.C.), SNG S 1900, AE-17, Headdress of Isis, #141 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 15 Antiochus VII., (138-129 B.C.), SNG S 1900, AE-17, Headdress of Isis, #1
avers: Winged bust of Eros right wreathed with myrtle.
reverse: Headdress of Isis, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 5,63g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Antiochus VII., date: 138-129 B.C., ref: SNG-Spaer-1900, BMC-52, Houghton 278,
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 15 Antiochus VII., (138-129 B.C.), SNG S 1900, AE-17, Headdress of Isis, #285 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 15 Antiochus VII., (138-129 B.C.), SNG S 1900, AE-17, Headdress of Isis, #2
avers: Winged bust of Eros right wreathed with myrtle.
reverse: Headdress of Isis, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY .
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17,5mm, weight: 4,82 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Antiochus VII., date: 138-129 B.C., ref: SNG-Spaer-1900, BMC-52, Houghton 278,
Q-001
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Seleucid - Antiochus VII Euergetes (138-129 BCE)13 viewsMetal/Size: AE14; Weight: 2.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Antioch; Date: 138-129 BCE; Obverse: Lion head right, mouth open. Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, club, uncertain date below, Δ I control mark(s) outer left which is standard mint monogram for Antioch bronzes. References: HGC 9, #1092 #1838; Houghton-Lorber II #2068; SNG Spaer #1900ff; BMC Seleucid p. 74, 64ff.museumguy
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SELEUCIDS - Antiochus VII16 viewsSELEUCIDS - Antiochus VII (138-129 BCE) AE 17. Antioch. Obv: Bust of Eros right. Rev.: Headdress of Isis, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ right, ΕYΕPΓΕΤΟΥ left. Date below headdress is off flan. Reference: SNG Spaer-1900.dpaul7
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Sweden. Oscar II 1872 - 1907 Copper 2-Ore 1900.37 viewsSweden. Oscar II 1872 - 1907 Copper 2-Ore 1900. BRODRAFOLKENS VAL, crowned arms / value, date, and crowns of Sweden.

KM 746
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THAILAND - Rama V27 viewsTHAILAND - Rama V (Chulalongkorn) 1868-1910, silver Salung (1876-1900). Y#-33.dpaul7
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The Holey Gold Hat35 viewsA closer shot of my trademark headgear. The beads are semiprecious gemstone beads which I bought for something ridiculous at a museum gift shop- like two bucks for the entire lot. I thought they were classy. Will add pictures of the coins themselves when I can, and then move on to the non-gold coins on the vest. That's a work in progress. All of the gold coins on the hat, as well as the other coins on the vest, range in date from ancient times to the year 1900. I chose to cut it off the entire collection the end of the 19th century, because I had little interest in more modern holeys. I also exclude anything with a mintmade hole, or else I would be forced to wear 300 pounds of Chinese cash coins.lordmarcovan
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Thessaly, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC41 viewsAR Drachm (18mm, 6.18 g, 6h)

Obverse: The hero Thessalos, with petasos and chlamys hanging around neck, restraining bull left by band held around its head

Reverse: ΛΑΡI-[Σ]-ΙΑ (Larisia), horse prancing right within incuse circle.

Lorber, Thessalian 60 (same obv. die as illustration); BCD Thessaly II 370.3; HGC 4, 421 var. (horse left).

From the BCD Collection.

Thessaly was an agricultural and livestock region with large wild areas. She was famous for her horses and riders. Larissa, the most important city of Thessaly, takes its name from one of the daughters of the mythical king Pelasgos. The town was famous for its horse farms and Thessalos, the eponymous hero of the region, raised wild bulls there.

This coinage is characterized by the use of an iconography common to different Thessalian cities, namely: Thessalos taming the bull in a taurokathapsia (bull leaping) and on the reverse the horse of Poseidon, Hippios. The taurokathapsia was a contest in which the athlete passes a band around the bull’s head and pulls it tight in an attempt to bring the animal under control. This would have been not only a feat of great strength, but also of dexterity and agility to avoid being trampled or gored by the bull.
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Troisième République - Dupuis - 2 centimes - 1900.4 viewsBronze, 20 mm
Av./ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, buste de la République à droite.
Rv./ LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, 2 CENTIMES 1900 entre deux rameaux d'olivier.
Réfs. : F.-110.4 (100.802 ex.)
Gabalor
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United States, 1893 Commemorative Columbian Half Dollar3 viewsNGC graded MS-62

Nothing Special this is a common commemorative half dollar. It is a low grade UNC. and it is in my collection because of its condition and the fact it was part of a coin box lot from a local auction. I recovered the cost of that box lot through sales of the items in the lot so I am in this coin for nothing.
Richard M10
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United States, 1924 Huguenot Commemorative Half Dollar3 viewsNGC graded MS-64 (It looks better than the photo)

Nothing Special this is not a rare commemorative half dollar. It is UNC. and it is in my collection because of its condition and the fact it was part of a coin box lot from a local auction. I recovered the cost of that box lot through sales of the items in the lot so I am in this coin for nothing.
Richard M10
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Venezuela4 views20 Bolivares - 1904

MS-64

Y #32

Obv. – Head of Bolivar right – Legend: BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR

Rev. – Cornucopias above arms within sprigs all above banner – Legend: ESTRADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA

I purchased this coin from one the many Garrett Auctions, I was totally attracted to this coin because of how it came into the Garrett Collection. It was one of twenty such coins won by Mrs. Garrett from the president of Venezuela as the result of a bet at a race track. The Venezuelan Secretary of the Treasury was with the President and personally paid Mrs. Garrett from his own pocket. What other hobby gives you such history?

I purchased this coin for $150.
Richard M10
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VINTAGE CASINO SLOT MACHINE10 viewsVINTAGE CASINO SLOT MACHINE COINS / TOKENS METAL ONE DOLLAR NON NEGOTIABLE

Date: Uncertain but most likely mid 1900s.

Origin: USA.

Size and weight: 22.0 grams of steel and is 41 mm in diameter.

Description: A fine or better punched steel one dollar non negotiable token. This is an old token showing quite a bit of aging signs such as rust spots and wear commensurate with its age and use. It has a rather large flan measuring about 1 5/8" in diameter. The token has the number "1" punched in its center with the sign "$" to its left and the words One Dollar Non Negotiable punched all around the circumference surrounding the "$1." The token has the same design on both sides.
discwizard
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[903a] Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.93 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II 228 var (bust type), gVF, Rome, 2.849g, 17.8mm, 180o, 134 A.D.; Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, head right; Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, scales in right, scepter in left; excellent portrait; scarce. Ex FORVM. Photo courtesy of FORVM.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Hadrian (A.D. 117-138)
Herbert W. Benario
Emory University

Introduction and Sources
"During a happy period of more than fourscore years, the public administration was conducted by the virtue and abilities of Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and the two Antonines. It is the design of this and of the two succeeding chapters to describe the prosperous condition of their empire, and afterwards, from the death of Marcus Antoninus, to deduce the most important circumstances of its decline and fall, a revolution which will ever be remembered and is still felt by the nations of the earth."

So Edward Gibbon concluded the first paragraph of his massive The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, referring to a period which he also styled the happiest of mankind's history. Hadrian was the central figure of these "five good emperors," the one most responsible for changing the character and nature of the empire. He was also one of the most remarkable and talented individuals Rome ever produced.

The sources for a study of Hadrian are varied. There is no major historian for his reign, such as Tacitus or Livy. The chief literary sources are the biography in the Historia Augusta, the first surviving life in a series intended to continue Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars. Debate about this collection of imperial biographies has been heated and contentious for more than a century. The most convincing view is that which sees the whole as the work of a single author writing in the last years of the fourth century. The information offered ranges from the precisely accurate to the most wildly imaginative.

Cassius Dio, who wrote in the decade of the 230s, produced a long history of the empire which has survived, for the Hadrianic period, only in an abbreviated version. Fourth century historians, such as Aurelius Victor and Eutropius, occasionally furnish bits of information. Contemporaries or near-contemporaries of Hadrian, such as Arrian, Fronto, Pausanias, and Plutarch, are also useful. Papyri, inscriptions, coins, and legal writings are extremely important. Archaeology in all its aspects contributes mightily to any attempt to probe the character of a man and emperor whose personality and thoughts defy close analysis and understanding.

Early Life and Career
Hadrian was born on January 24, 76. Where he saw the light of day was, even in antiquity, matter for debate. Italica, in Hispania Baetica, was the birthplace of Trajan and was also considered that of Hadrian. But the HA reports that he was born in Rome, and that seems the more likely choice, since it is the more unexpected. The actual place of one's birth was, however, unimportant, since it was one's patria which was crucial. Hadrian's ancestors had come to Spain generations before, from the town of Hadria in Picenum, at the end of the Second Punic War. Italica's tribus, to which Hadrian belonged, was the Sergia. His father, P. Aelius Afer, had reached the praetorship by the time of his death in 85/86, his mother, Domitia Paulina, came from a distinguished family of Gades, one of the wealthiest cities in the empire. His sister Paulina married Servianus, who played a significant role in Hadrian's career. Trajan was the father's cousin; when Afer died, Trajan and P. Acilius Attianus, likewise of Italica, became Hadrian's guardians.

At the age of about ten, Hadrian went to Italica for the first time (or returned, if he had been there earlier in his childhood), where he remained for only a brief time. He then returned to the capital and soon began a rapid rise through the cursus honorum; he was a military tribune of three different legions in consecutive years, a series of appointments which clearly marked him for a military career, and reached the consulate as a suffect at the age of 32, the earliest possible under the principate. At Trajan's death, he was legate of the province of Syria, with responsibility for the security of the east in the aftermath of Trajan's Parthian War.

(For a detailed and interesting discussion of Hadrian's reign please see: http://www.roman-emperors.org/hadrian.htm])

Literary and artistic achievements
Hadrian was a man of extraordinary talents, certainly one of the most gifted that Rome ever produced. He became a fine public speaker, he was a student of philosophy and other subjects, who could hold his own with the luminaries in their fields, he wrote both an autobiography and poetry, and he was a superb architect. It was in this last area that he left his greatest mark, with several of the empire's most extraordinary buildings and complexes stemming from his fertile mind. The anonymous author of the Historia Augusta described Hadrian as Fuit enim poematum et litterarum nimium studiosissimus. Arithmeticae, geometriae, picturae peritissimus.

He rebuilt Agrippa's Pantheon into the remarkable building that survives today, reconstructing the accustomed temple facade, with columns and pediment, but attaching it to a drum which was surmounted by a coffered dome. The latter was pierced by an oculus nine meters in diameter, which was the main source of illumination. Height and diameter were identical, 43.3 meters. The dome remained the largest in the world until the twentieth century. As was his custom, he replaced the original inscription of Agrippa on the architrave; seldom did he put his own name on a monument.

He also left his mark on almost every city and province to which he came. He paid particular attention to Athens, where he completed the great temple of Olympian Zeus, some six centuries after construction had begun, and made it the centerpiece of a new district of the city.

Hadrian's relationship with philosophers and other scholars was generally fractious. He often scorned their achievements while showing his own superiority. An anecdote about an argument which he had with the eminent philosopher and sophist Favorinus revealed the inequity of such disagreement. Although Favorinus was correct, he gave way to Hadrian, and when rebuked by friends, replied, "You advise me badly, friends, since you do not permit me to believe that he who commands thirty legions is the most learned of all."

Hadrian's literary taste inclined toward the archaic and the odd. He preferred Cato to Cicero, Ennius to Vergil, Coelius Antipater to Sallust, and disapproved of Homer and Plato as well. Indeed, the epic writer Antimachus of Colophon supplanted Homer in Hadrian's estimation. The biographer Suetonius held office under Hadrian but was discharged in 122 for disrespect to the empress. The historian Tacitus, who may have lived into Hadrian's reign, seems to have found no favor with the emperor.

His best known literary work is the short poem which he is said to have composed shortly before his death. These five lines have caused commentators much interpretative woe.

animula vagula blandula
hospes comesque corporis
quae nunc abibis in loca
pallidula rigida nudula
nec ut soles dabis iocos! (25.9)

"Little soul, wandering and pale, guest and companion of my body, you who will now go off to places pale, stiff, and barren, nor will you make jokes as has been your wont."
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Reputation
Hadrian died invisus omnibus, according to the author of the Vita. But his deification placed him in the list of "good" emperors, a worthy successor to the optimus princes Trajan. Hadrian played a significant role both in developing the foreign policies of the empire and in its continuing centralization in administration. Few would disagree that he was one of the most remarkable men Rome ever produced, and that the empire was fortunate to have him as its head. When Aelius Aristides delivered his oration To Rome in 143, he had Hadrian's empire in mind when he said,

"But there is that which very decidedly deserves as much attention and admiration now as all the rest together. I mean your magnificent citizenship with its grand conception, because there is nothing like it in the records of all mankind. Dividing into two groups all those in your empire - and with this word I have indicated the entire civilized world - you have everywhere appointed to your citizenship, or even to kinship with you, the better part of the world's talent, courage, and leadership, while the rest you recognized as a league under your hegemony. Neither sea nor intervening continent are bars to citizenship, nor are Asia and Europe divided in their treatment here. In your empire all paths are open to all. No one worthy of rule or trust remains an alien, but a civil community of the World has been established as a Free Republic under one, the best, ruler and teacher of order; and all come together as into a common civic center, in order to receive each man his due.”

Scholarly work on the emperor, above all biographies, has been varied in quality. Much the best, as the most recent, is by A.R. Birley, who presents all that is known but underscores how much is conjecture, nay even guesswork. We still do not really know the man. An enigma he was to many while alive, and so he remains for us. Semper in omnibus varius; omnium curiositatum explorator; varius multiplex multiformis: these are descriptions of him from antiquity. They are still valid more than 1900 years after the emperor's death.

Copyright (C) 2000, Herbert W. Benario.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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