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16 viewsGrant H
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SOLD Antiochus V11 Sidetes Tetradrachm 138-129 BC SOLD8 viewsSOLD Obs - Diademed head of Antiochus V11 in fillet border
16.32g 29mm SC 2061.4e
Antioch on the Orontes mint
Rev- Athena holding Nike presenting wreath left , right, hand on shield proping up spear
Ins- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΙΓΕΡΟΥ surrounded by wreath
Control marks Monogram composing ΔΙ below A before Athena left Right above shield, A above M
An early Cappadocian copy emission 4 obs A14 (Krenkal & Lorber 2009) SOLD
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*T, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #165 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*T, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #1
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 2,01g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
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2014.096.232 viewsSiscia, 6.25 g; 1h

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiated, cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
Reverse: FORTVNA - REDVS; -/-//*T; Fortuna, seated left on a wheel, holding rudder in right and cornucopia in left.
Ref: RIC 220; Estiot LV 6143-6173; BnF XII, 738-740; LV 1046; RIC V,1 online T-2061;
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2061 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Artemis 33 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2061; BMC 229; vA 1885

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head right

Rev: ΕΦΕ-СΙΩΝ
Tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports

8.2 gr
24 mm
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22061 Aurelian/Sol10 viewsAurelian/Sol
Obv-IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate
cuirassed bust right.
Rev-ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding globe and right hand raised in salute; a captive on each side.
* in Left field, S in Exergue
Mint: Siscia 20.7mm 3.2g
RIC V-1, 254 Siscia
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96-04 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)37 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FORTVNA REDVX" - Fortuna sentada a izquierda, portando un timón en la mamo de su brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en izquierda. Debajo de su silla una rueda. "Q" en exergo.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Otoño 271 - Otoño 272 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 4ta.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #128 (C) P.279, RIC 2 Temp.#1473, Sear RCTV III #11539 P.423, Sear RCTV '88 #3259, Cohen VI #95 P.186, DVM #10 P.257, Göbl#66 c4, La Venera 2061/2125, CBN #477, MIR #16,
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96-04 - AURELIANO (270 - 275 D.C.)11 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP AVRELIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FORTVNA REDVX" - Fortuna sentada a izquierda, portando un timón en la mamo de su brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en izquierda. Debajo de su silla una rueda. "Q" en exergo.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión Otoño 271 - Otoño 272 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum (Off. 4ta.) - Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Va #128 (C) P.279, RIC 2 Temp.#1473, Sear RCTV III #11539 P.423, Sear RCTV '88 #3259, Cohen VI #95 P.186, DVM #10 P.257, Göbl#66 c4, La Venera 2061/2125, CBN #477, MIR #16, Hunter p.cx
mdelvalle
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AD 178-191? - CRISPINA10 viewsCrispina

Roman Empress from 178 to 191? as the consort of Roman Emperor Commodus.

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
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Aelia Flaccilla AE4. Constantinopla.18 views13 mm., 1.06g _2200E

Aelia Flacilla AE 22mm. 378-388 AD. Draped bust right, in elaborate headdress, necklace, & mantle / Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column. Mintmark CONA. RIC IX Constantinople 55; Sear 20611.
Antonivs Protti
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ALFOLDI 026.187 10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP CM PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 4.07g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-23 mm
RIC 657 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THIS OBVERSE LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 026.187 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1316

RARE AND DESIRABLE OBVERSE LEGEND STRUCK IN SISCIA ONLY DURING 2nd EMMISSION

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

8th known ex. To me (the other being: 3 ex. Cited by Alfodli; HESS DIVO LUG11/2061; CGB 11/382; SVETOZAREVO 1246; coin no. 1300 on probuscoins.fr)
Barnaba6
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Antiochos VII Euergetes230 viewsAntiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm, 16.52 g. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; all within laurel wreath. SC 2061.23 commentsAuer
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Antiochos VII Tetradrachm. 138-129 BC.34 viewsAntiochia on the Orontes mint. (32 mm, 16.90 g, 1 h), Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟY - EYEPΓETOY Athena standing front, head to left, holding Nike in her right hand and spear and shield with her left; to outer left, monogram above K. SC 2061.1t. 1 commentsRuslan K
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1002, Sestertius of AD 159 (Pietas)40 viewsÆ sestertius (22.3, Ø30mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII , laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: PIETATI AVG COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Faustina as Pietas standing left, holding apple and, on her left arm, an infant; two children beside her.
RIC 1002 (C); BMC 2061-62; Cohen 620; Strack 1164; Foss (RHC) 132:89

This type refers to the growth of the family of Aurelius and Faustina Filia: Faustina holding new born infant Fadilla, while Faustina and Lucilla, age 13 and 10 respectively, stand beside her.
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 206110 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: FORTVNA REDVX
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//*T
MINT: SISCIA
EMMISSION: 3
WEIGHT:
RIC TEMP: 2061 (74 EX.)
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus-Lascaris SB 2061 Type A45 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate enthroned without back, holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short military tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
Mint: nicaea
Date: 1205-12? CE
Sear 2061 H 30.7-10
23mm 2.49gm
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople65 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
22-26 mm
Small module imitation of Empire of Nicaea trachy, Sear 2061
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Theodore I 1208-1222 Nicaea68 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
Sear 2061
Laetvs
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Claudia47 viewsRoman Republic Denarius of C.Claudius Pulcher. 110-109BC. Head of Roma right / Victory in biga right. Syd 569.

Ex. Gorny & Mosch auction 134, 11/10/2004, 2361.
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208-1222) Æ Trachy (Sear-2061)17 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC O ΘЄOΔШPOC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, division, collar-piece and panelled loros of simple type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; left hand holds spear resting over shoulder
SpongeBob
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208-1222) Æ Trachy (Sear-2061)16 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC O ΘЄOΔШPOC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, division, collar-piece and panelled loros of simple type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; left hand holds spear resting over shoulder
Quant.Geek
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Hadrian, Ephesus26 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ (23mm, 10.25 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia within tetrastyle temple.Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Laureate head right Rev: ΕΦΕ-СΙΩΝ tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports RPC III 2061. BMC 229; SNG von Aulock 1885. good fine, pale green patina,
Ancient Aussie
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Tarsos Mint, Struck Between 333 - 327 B.C. 25 viewsSilver Tetradrachm, Price 2995, Müller 1293, Newell Tarsos 6, Demanhur 2045 - 2061, SNG Saroglos 505, SNG Cop 774, SNG München 692, SNG Alpha Bank -, VF, high relief, a little rough, porosity on reverse, 16.663g, 24.1mm, die ax., 45o, Tarsos mint, c. 333 - 327 B.C..
Obverse : head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY , ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) , 4 pellets under seat above strut over A below strut.


Lifetime issue. Alexander the Great passed through Tarsos, Cilicia, with his armies in 333 B.C. Darius' confidence increased, because Alexander spent so much time there, which he imputed to cowardice. In truth, Alexander had fallen seriously ill after bathing in the exceedingly cold river Cydnus. No physician would treat him, they thought his case so desperate, and his recovery unlikely. They feared the punishment for failure. Finally, Philip, the Acarnanian, relying on his own well-known friendship for Alexander, resolved to try. At this very time, Alexander received a letter, warning him that Philip had been bribed by Darius to kill him, with great sums of money, and a promise of his daughter in marriage. After Alexander read the letter, he put it under his pillow, without showing it to anyone. When Philip came in with the potion, Alexander drank it with great cheerfulness and assurance, at the same time giving Philip the letter to read. Alexander's looks were cheerful and open, to show his kindness to and confidence in his physician, while Philip was full of surprise and alarm at the accusation, appealing to the gods to witness his innocence, sometimes lifting up his hands to heaven, and then throwing himself down by the bedside, and beseeching Alexander to lay aside all fear, and follow his directions without apprehension. The medicine worked so strongly at first that at first Alexander lost his speech, and falling into a swoon, had scarce any sense or pulse left. However, after a short time, his health and strength returned, and he showed himself in public to the Macedonians, who had been in continual fear until they saw him again.


FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Tarsos Mint, Struck Between 333 - 327 B.C. 32 viewsSilver Tetradrachm, Price 2995, Müller 1293, Newell Tarsos 6, Demanhur 2045 - 2061, SNG Saroglos 505, SNG Cop 774, SNG München 692, SNG Alpha Bank -, VF, high relief, a little rough, porosity on reverse, 16.663g, 24.1mm, die ax., 45o, Tarsos mint, c. 333 - 327 B.C..
Obverse : head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY , ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) , 4 pellets under seat above strut over A below strut.

Lifetime issue. Alexander the Great passed through Tarsos, Cilicia, with his armies in 333 B.C. Darius' confidence increased, because Alexander spent so much time there, which he imputed to cowardice. In truth, Alexander had fallen seriously ill after bathing in the exceedingly cold river Cydnus. No physician would treat him, they thought his case so desperate, and his recovery unlikely. They feared the punishment for failure. Finally, Philip, the Acarnanian, relying on his own well-known friendship for Alexander, resolved to try. At this very time, Alexander received a letter, warning him that Philip had been bribed by Darius to kill him, with great sums of money, and a promise of his daughter in marriage. After Alexander read the letter, he put it under his pillow, without showing it to anyone. When Philip came in with the potion, Alexander drank it with great cheerfulness and assurance, at the same time giving Philip the letter to read. Alexander's looks were cheerful and open, to show his kindness to and confidence in his physician, while Philip was full of surprise and alarm at the accusation, appealing to the gods to witness his innocence, sometimes lifting up his hands to heaven, and then throwing himself down by the bedside, and beseeching Alexander to lay aside all fear, and follow his directions without apprehension. The medicine worked so strongly at first that at first Alexander lost his speech, and falling into a swoon, had scarce any sense or pulse left. However, after a short time, his health and strength returned, and he showed himself in public to the Macedonians, who had been in continual fear until they saw him again.


FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam
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Minucia97 viewsMinucius Thermus Mf Denarius. 103 BC. Helmeted head of Mars left / Q*TERM*MF below two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man. Syd 592, Cr319/1.

Ex. Aureo auction, 25/10/2006, 16.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.20.09 (plate coin)21 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 10.3g, 26.31mm, 195°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT.K.M.ANTW - GORDI[ANOC]
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - NIKOPOLEITWN PR (WN ligate)
in ex. OC I
in l. field one beneath the other C / T / R / O / N
Asklepios, bearded, in himation, r. shoulder nude, in l. arm puff of garment, stg.
frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his snake-staff, holding l. hand on hip.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2061 var. (WN not ligate)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4172 (cites in error AMNG 2062)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.20.9 (plate coin)
rare, F+, brown patina

Interesting legend distribution, but Varbanov doesn't mention legend breaks!
Jochen
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MPR 18020 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RZ
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 12h
RIC:
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 180 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 967
Barnaba6
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Nero and Statilia Messalina Galba countermark97 viewsNero & Statilia Messalina, Æ27 as, Galba ctmk., 10.54g Nicaea, Bythinia,
O: NERWN K[LAU]DIOS KAISAR SEBASTOS GE, laureate head left, rectangular countermark GALB[A].
R: ME[SSALEIN]A [GYNE SEBASTOY] Statilia Messalina as Securitas seated right.
Unique mule - Obverse die RPC 2057, Reverse die RPC 2061; Listed in Wildwinds as RPC 2061cf, countermark Howgego 591

Statilia Messalina was the third and last wife of Nero, empress from 66-68. Her great beauty and intelligence kept her alive during some of the most turbulent years of the early empire.

After several failed attempts to strangle his first wife, Claudia Octavia, to death, Nero divorced her for barrenness and she was forced into suicide. Nero kicked his second wife, Poppaea Sabina who was pregnant at the time, to death. Going into a deep depression (Women, can't live with them, can't live without them!) he found comfort in his new bride, Statilia Messalina. All it took was the forced suicide of her husband and Nero was able to have her all to himself.

She must have been a most clever woman as she survived the revolution and civil war that followed, even being betrothed to Otho before he too met an untimely end. Suetonius reports that of the two letters Otho wrote the night before he committed suicide, one of them was to Statilia.
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petraspijk056var_42 viewsElagabalus
Petra

Obv: ...CMAVPANTWNIN...; Radiate head right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLON in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen forefeet.
23 mm, 10.42 gms

Spijkerman 56 variant (radiate)
Charles M
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ROMAN EMPIRE / Emperor Gordian III , AD ( 238 – 244 )86 viewsSilver Denarius , Rome mint , 3.18 gr .
Obverse ; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG { IMP[erator] GORDIANVS PIVS FEL[ix] AVG[vstvs] / Emperor Gordianus, Dutiful Wise Augustus } , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
Reverse ; SALVS AVGVSTI, ( [Dedicated to] To the health of the Emperors ) Salus standing right, draped, from patera held in left hand, feeding snake held in right hand .
References ; RIC IV 129A (R), RSC IV 325, Hunter III 62, SRCV III 8681.

Choice EF example , excellent portrait, and artistic well executed dies.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection./ NO. RI 20610.
Given as a souvenir to a dear friend. ( 8/18/2016 )
Salus was the Roman goddess of health. She was Hygieia to the Greeks ( Her name is the source of the word "hygiene." ) , who believed her to be the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father Asclepius learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.

*The logo of Pharmacology was taken from Salus 's Patera and snake .

Sam
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,265 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)35 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek
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sb 2061 Isaac II14 viewsSégusiaves
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Sear 206119 viewsTheodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208 – 1222 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 4.12g, diameter 29mm. Mint of Nicaea.Abu Galyon
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, ANTIOCH, 138-129 BC86 viewsTetradrachm, 30.22mm, 16.46g

Antiochus VII Euergetes
O. Diademed head right, fillet border
R. Helmeted Athena Nicephorus std left, grasping spear and shield

SC 2061.4b

Rear design: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡ-ΓΕΤoΥ, helmeted Athena Nicephorus standing left, grasping spear and shield decorated with gorgoneion, primary controls ΔΙ in monogram over A with dot for crossbar in outer left field, secondary control Φ in inner right field, laurel-crown border

Ex Freeman & Sear
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, ANTIOCH, 138-129 BC64 viewsTetradrachm, 30mm, 16.47g, 12h
Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes)

O. Diademed head right within laurel wreath
R. Athena Nikephoros standing left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ to right, with Σ to inner right, ΕΥΕΡ-ΓΕΤoΥ to left with mongram above A to outer left; all within laurel wreath

SC 2061.4k, HGC 9. 1067d

Ex Fredy Vortisch Collection
2 commentsAZRobbo
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Seleukid Empire. Antiochos VII Euergetes. AR Tetradrachm.83 viewsCirca 138-129 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.77g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes Mint. SC-2061.1a; HGC-9, 1067d. Obverse diademed head of Antiochos right. Reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left, resting hand on shield, and propping spear on her arm; to outer left, mint monogram above O; all within wreath. Fine style portrait. Extra fine, attractively toned.

Ex CNG.

Antiochos Euergetes (“the Benefactor”), nicknamed Sidetes (“from Side”), is said to be the last effective ruler of the Seleukid Empire. Starting 138 B.C., in beginning of his reign, he briefly restored much of the former territories of Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Media that had been lost from the Parthians and killing the aging Parthian King Mithradates I in the process. However, Antiochos was killed when the Parthians under the new king Phraates II ambushed him in Media nine years later. Some said he committed suicide to prevent his capture.

The coins of Antiochos are relatively common. Most in the series follow a very precise but monotonous design. Surprisingly, this type of coin didn’t follow that norm. It could be surmised that fine-style coins of Antiochos were created during its greatest territorial extent mimicking the earlier portrait coins of Alexander the Great, showing renewed confidence and power of the king and empire. The reverse of the coin with Athena Nikephoros alludes to the victory of Antiochos over the Parthians. Undoubtedly, the engraver of the dies who created this coin was an accomplished artist attempting to uphold and maintain the artistic ideals of Hellenistic civilization in its waning days.
3 commentsJason T
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Trajan RIC 582 var; Woytek 188bA21 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AE Dupondius. Rome Mint. ca. 103-107 AD. (12.54g) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev:SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, facing cuirass, consisting of lorica decorated with gorgoneion and figures, lappettes and pteryges.
Woytek 188bA; BMC 913; Utrecht 2061-2068. RIC 582 var (bust type)

Ex: V.L. Nummus
Paddy
 
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