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26 viewsJudaea, Procurators. Antonius Felix. 52-59 CE. in the name of Britannicus Caesar (BPIT).
Ć Prutah (16mm, 2.64 gm.). Jerusalem mint. Dated RY 14 of Claudius (54 CE). Two crossed shields / Palm tree.

Ref : Hendin 1348
Meshorer TJC 340
RPC I 4971
GIC 5626
R. Smits, Numismatist for Numismall
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6 viewsAntonivs Protti
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9 viewsAntonivs Protti
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7 viewsAntonivs Protti
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2 Philip I18 viewsPhilip I
Ć25 of Antiochia, Pisidia
244-249 AD

Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r. / The river-god Anthios reclining l. on urn, holding reed and cornucopia.

SNG von Aulock 4971. VF

This coin may be a die match with this coin: http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=602309
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יהונתן YHONATHAN H MALEK BASILEWS ALEXANDROU54 viewsפרוטה
Lake Gennesaret Galilea Holy Land
Bohemian
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85 viewsAL-MAGHREB (North Africa), Almohads (al-Muwahhidun). Anonymous. Circa AD 1160-1269
AR Dirhem. Fez mint
Hazard 1096; Album 497
Ardatirion
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24 viewsEGYPT, Herakleopolis?
PB Tessera (22mm, 5.26 g, 12h)
Bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder; H behind, P before
Artemis standing facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; hound at side
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3497

Ardatirion
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(0198) CARACALLA35 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211 - 217 AD
AE 23.5 mm; 9.35 g
O: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right monogram on shoulder
R:OVΛΠIAC TOΠIPOV, naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock
Thrace, Topiros (Topirus); cf BMC 6; Moushmov 4979
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010. VESPASIAN88 viewsAR denarius (18mm, 3.51g). Rome mint. Struck under Titus, AD 80-81.
DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS. Laureate head right / Two capricorns support shield inscribed S C, globe below. RIC II-1 357 (Titus). RSC 497.


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0126 - Denarius Marcia 56 BC104 viewsObv/ Diademed head of Ancus Marcius r.; behind, lituus and below, ANCVS.
Rev/ Equestrian statue standing on aqueduct, behind PHILIPPVS; at horse’s feet, flower. Below, AQVA MAR ligate within the arches of the aqueduct.

Ag, 20.0 mm, 3.37 g
Moneyer: L. Marcius Philippus.
Mint: Roma.
RRC 425/1 [dies o/r: 447/497] - Syd. 919 - Bab. Marcia 28
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org), jul 2011 (ex–CNG, auction e228, lot 274)
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012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Judaea, Jerusalem, RPC I 4971, Antonius Felix Procurator, under Claudius, (52-60 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree, #197 views012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Judaea, Jerusalem, RPC I 4971, Antonius Felix Procurator, under Claudius, (52-60 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree, #1
avers: NEPΩ KΛAY KAICAP, Two crossed shields and spears. (Nero (Caesar)).
reverse: BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, L-IΔ, K-AI across the field. (Britannicus (Caesar)).
exergue: L/IΔ//K/AI, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 2,28g, axes: 0h,
mint: City: Jerusalem, Region: Judaea, Province: Judaea,
date: Dated Year of Claudius (Year 14 = 54 A.D.)
ref: RPC I 4971, Hedin 652,
Q-001
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0173 - Denarius Septimius Severus 198 AC19 viewsObv/L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated l., feeding serpent coiled around altar.

Ag, 20.1mm, 3.56g
Mint: Eastern mint, Laodicea ad mare (?)
RIC IVa/497a [C] - BMCRE V/631
ex-Roma Numismatics, e-auction 4, lot #688
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020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Large shield version!, SC, #1183 views020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Large shield version!, SC, #1
avers: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: No legend, Shield reading SC held by two capricornii, globe below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 80-81 A.D., ref: RIC˛ (Titus) 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063 p-123, RSC 497, BMC 129, BM-129, Paris 101,
Q-001
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020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Small shield version!, SC, #1252 views020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Small shield version!, SC, #1
avers: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: No legend, Shield reading SC held by two capricornii, globe below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 2,98g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 80-81 A.D., ref: RIC˛ (Titus) 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063 p-123, RSC 497, BMC 129, BM-129, Paris 101,
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0291, Rome, AR-Denarius, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, Scarce ! #176 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0291, Rome, AR-Denarius, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, Scarce ! #1
avers:- IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate, draped bust right left shoulder.
revers:- S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, holding small Victory and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight:3,01g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 112-114 A.D., ref: RIC-II-291-p-, BMC-445, RSC-497, Scarce!
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0291, Rome, AR-Denarius, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, Scarce ! #2115 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0291, Rome, AR-Denarius, S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, Scarce ! #2
avers:- IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate, draped bust right left shoulder.
revers:- S•P•Q•R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan on horseback left, holding small Victory and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 2,84g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 112-114 A.D., ref: RIC-II-291-p-, BMC-445, RSC-497, Scarce!
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029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.f, #0181 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.f, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ m•RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ, Head of ostrich holding horse-shoe on helmet, mint-mark on each side; line border.
exergue, mint mark: D/R//-- were struck by Leopoldus (Hypolit?) (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 0,70g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya, (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), date: 1339-1342 A.D., ref: Unger-394.f, CNH-2-015, Huszár-497, Pohl-54-07,
Q-001
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029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.n, #0175 views029 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-394.n, #01
avers: King enthroned, facing, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ m•RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ, Head of ostrich holding horse-shoe on helmet, mint-mark on each side; line border.
exergue, mint mark: lily/lily/lily/lily//-- were struck by Martinus (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 0,70g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Szomolnok, (Scmöllnitz, today Slovakia: Smolník), date: 1339-1342 A.D., ref: Unger-394.n, CNH-2-015, Huszár-497, Pohl-54-03,
Q-001
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041 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-638.e., #01162 views041 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-638.e., #01
avers: M•WLADISLAI•R•VNGARIЄ•, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in the inner shield.
reverse: PATRON VNGARI•Є, Nimbate and Crowned Madonna seated facing, holding nimbate infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark (K-S/Є) on each side; line border.
exergue, mint mark: K/S/Є//-- were struck by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl (by Pohl), diameter: 16 mm, weight: 0,52g, axis: 5h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1497 A.D., ref: Unger-638.e., CNH-2-276, Huszár-803, Pohl-238-04,
Q-001

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041 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Obulus, H-813, U-647.d., #01183 views041 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Obulus, H-813, U-647.d., #01
avers: No legend, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), a Bohemian lion in the central shield.
reverse: No legend, Nimbate, and Crowned Madonna seated facing, holding Nimbate infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark (K-S/Є) on each side, line border.
exergue, mint mark: K/S/Є//-- were struck by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl (by Pohl), diameter: 11,5-12,0 mm, weight: 0,31g, axis: 11h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1497 A.D., (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-813, CNH 2 284, Pohl 240-03, Unger 647.d.,
Q-001
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0497 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-23 AD Concordia standing36 viewsReference.
RIC III, 497; Strack 60; RIC II, 116 ; C 212; BMC 251.

Bust A1

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

Rev. P M TR P COS III / in exergue, CLEM.
Clementia standing left, holding sceptre and sacrificing from patera over altar.

2.94 gr
19 mm
12h
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0497 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-23 AD Concordia standing24 viewsReference.
RIC III, 497; Strack 60; RIC II, 116 ; C 212; BMC 251.

Bust A1

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

Rev. P M TR P COS III / in exergue, CLEM.
Clementia standing left, holding sceptre and sacrificing from patera over altar.

2.60 gr
20 mm
12h
okidoki
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III 100623 viewsObv:– IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, Laureate head right
Rev:– PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S C in five lines within laurel wreath
Minted in Rome mint. A.D. 170-171
Reference:– Cohen 497. RIC III 1006.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 497a21 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, Laureate bust right
Rev:– SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left using patera to feed snake rising from altar
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 198
References:– VM 143, RIC 497a (Common), RSC 642
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 497a (Base metal)18 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, Laureate bust right
Rev:– SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left using patera to feed snake rising from altar
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 198
References:– VM 143, RIC 497a (Common), RSC 642
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 497b corr.20 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG PIV IMP XI PAR P M, laureate head right
Rev:– SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left feeding snake coiled around altar
Eastern mint. A.D. 198
Reference:– BMCRE page 281 Note, citing RD page 102. RIC 497b corr.

Holed and worn but an obverse die match to my other two examples from this rare earliest version of obverse legend variety.

Very rare.
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08. Helena: Constantinople.25 viewsA 4, 337 - 341, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: FL IVL HELENAE AVG / Diademed bust of Helena.
Reverse: PAX PVBLICA / Pax standing, holding branch and sceptre.
Mint mark: CONSE
1.57 gm., 15.5 mm.
RIC 34/49; LRBC #1047 var.; Sear #17497/98.

This coin does not really fit the description of RIC #34 or RIC #49:
RIC #34 - terminal dot to reverse legend, Officina E.
RIC #49 - without terminal dot. Officina Θ.
This coin - without terminal dot. Officina E.
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 581, Siscia, Sole Reign, SALVS AVG, Salus left,138 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 581, Siscia, Sole Reign, SALVS AVG, Salus left,
avers:- GALLIENVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS AVG, Salus left, feeding snake.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 22-25mm, weight: 4,44g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 260-268 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 581, p-182, C-934, Göbl 1497,
Q-001
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132 - Probus - RIC 047 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (III)13 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton and sceptre; at foot, globe.
Minted in Lugdunum (III in exe) Emission 1, Officina 3. October 276 A.D.
Reference:– Cohen 497. Bastien 153. RIC 47 Bust type F

Weight 3.02g. 21.67mm. 0 degrees
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132 - Probus - RIC 047 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (III)18 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton and sceptre; at foot, globe.
Minted in Lugdunum (III in exe) Emission 1, Officina 3. October 276 A.D.
Reference:– Cohen 497. Bastien 153. RIC 47 Bust type F

3.36 gms
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13816 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-61 AD
AE drachm
Alexandria
Year 2
Rev: Two canopic jars
Dattari cf 2497
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1390 Hadrian, Cistophorus PHRYGIA Aezani Zeus Aezani standing38 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1390; Metcalf, Cistophori pag. 60, 49 Taf. 15, 220 ff; RIC II 497 note; RSC 275b

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Jupiter (Zeus Aezani) naked to waist, standing left, holding eagle and scepter.

9.20 gr
26.5 mm
6h
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1399 Hadrian, Cistophorus Laodicea mint 128-132 AD Zeus standing35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1399; Pinder 48; RIC 497; Metcalf, Cistophori, type 56; RSC 275

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and scepter.

9.94 gr
27 mm
12h

Note von BMC
1 Cistophorus (tetradrachm) = 3 Denarii
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 157-161 AD31 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTI P II FIL (Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower & gathering up fold of skirt)
ref: RIC III 497 (AntPius), C.24
3.07gms, 18mm
Scarce
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1488 - 1513, James IV, Billon Plack (Groat), Struck 1488 - 1513 at Edinburgh, Scotland24 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Scarce
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352

James IV was the King of Scotland from June 1488 until his death in battle at the age of 40 on the 9th September, 1513.
James IV's mother, Margaret of Denmark, was more popular than his father, James III, and though somewhat estranged from her husband she raised their sons at Stirling Castle until she died in 1486. Two years later, a rebellion broke out, where the rebels set up the 15-year-old Prince James as their nominal leader. The rebels fought James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn where, on 11th June 1488, the king was killed. Prince James assumed the throne as James IV and was crowned at Scone on 24th of June. However he continued to bear an intense guilt for the indirect role which he had played in the death of his father.
James maintained Scotland's traditional good relations with France, and this occasionally created diplomatic problems with England, but James recognised nonetheless that peace between Scotland and England was in the interest of both countries, and established good diplomatic relations with England as well. First he ratified the Treaty of Ayton in 1497, then, in 1502 James signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII which was sealed by his marriage to Henry's daughter Margaret Tudor the next year. Anglo-Scottish relations generally remained stable until the death of Henry VII in 1509.
James saw the importance of building a fleet that could provide Scotland with a strong maritime presence, he founded two new dockyards and acquired a total of 38 ships for the Royal Scots Navy. These including the “Great Michael” which, built at great expense, was launched in 1511 and was at that time the largest ship in the world.
When war broke out between England and France, James found himself in a difficult position as an ally by treaty to both countries. But relations with England had worsened since the accession of Henry VIII, and when Henry invaded France, James reacted by declaring war on England.
James sent the Scottish navy, including the “Great Michael”, to join the ships of Louis XII of France and, hoping to take advantage of Henry's absence at the siege of Thérouanne, he himself led an invading army southward into Northumberland. However, on 9th September 1513 at the disastrous Battle of Flodden James IV was killed, he was the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle. His death, along with many of his nobles including his son the archbishop of St Andrews, was one of the worst military defeats in Scotland's history and the loss of such a large portion of the political community was a major blow to the realm. James IV's corpse was identified after the battle and taken to Berwick, where it was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin before being transported to London. Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, sent the dead king's slashed, blood-stained surcoat to Henry, who was fighting in France, with the recommendation that he use it as a war banner.
James IV's son, James V, was crowned three weeks after the disaster at Flodden, but he was not yet two years old, and his minority was to be fraught with political upheaval.
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1497 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa24 viewsReference.
RIC II, 299; Strack 297; RIC III, 1497

Bust A1+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head

Rev. AFRICA
Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-skin headdress and holding scorpion and cornucopia, basket of fruits at her feet

3.20 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 170-171 AD38 viewsobv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
rev: : /PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S-C (in five lines within laurel wreath)
ref: RIC III 1006 (S), Cohen 497 (12frcs)
24.22gms, 29mm,
Scarce

This issue commemorates the tenth anniversary of the sole reign of Aurelius, with vows to celebrate its completion, and in anticipation of another decade.
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17. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes13 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. Ć Antioch mint. Dated SE 193 (120/19 BC). Radiate head right / Eagle standing left, with scepter over shoulder; date in exergue. SC 2300.2; HGC 9, 1212; DCA 279.ecoli
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173 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-128 AD Genius standing20 viewsReference.
Strack 168; C. 336; RIC 173; BMC 396.

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right of Hadrian with drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Genius sacrificing left out of patera over altar; holds cornucopiae.

3.12 gr
17 mm
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1st Jewish War, Æ Eighth Shekel, 66-70 CE300 viewsBronze Eighth Shekel of 20 mm, 2.5 gr, of the 1st Jewish war against Rome, Year 4 (69/70 CE).

During the fourth year of the Jewish War, the Romans had besieged the Jews in Jerusalem. There was a shortage of materials, and hence for the first time, fractions of the shekel were minted in bronze. These are among the earliest examples of "siege money."

Obverse: Omer Chalice with pearled rim and Hebrew inscription around לגאלת ציון 'To the Redemption of Zion'.
Reverse: Lulav flanked by an Etrog on either side surrounded by Hebrew inscription שנת ארבע ‘year four'

Reference: Hendin 670 TJC 214, AJC II, 30.

Added to collection: January 8, 2006
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1st Jewish War, Æ Prutah, 66-70 CE156 viewsBronze prutah of 1st Jewish War Against Rome, 66-70 CE, 1.72 grams, 16.8 mm. Minted Year 2 (67/68 CE).

Obverse: Amphora with broad rim and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew – שנת שתים) around;
Reverse: Vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew – חרת ציון) around.

Reference: Hendin 661, Sear CGI 5639, Madden R147, AJC 11, m260, 12.

Added to collection: May 7, 2005
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1st Jewish War, Æ Prutah, 66-70 CE89 viewsBronze prutah of 1st Jewish War Against Rome, 66-70 CE, 1.72 grams, 18 mm. Minted Year 3 (68/69 CE).

Obverse: Amphora with broad rim two handles and lid, year 3 (in Hebrew – שנת שלש) around;
Reverse: Vine leaf on small branch, inscription “The freedom of Zion” (in Hebrew – חרת ציון) around.

Reference: Hendin 664, SGIC 5640, AJC II, 261, 20, TJC 204-206

Added to collection: March 19, 2006
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2015 Highlights56 viewsHere are a few of my favorite acquisitions from 2015. To see detailed descriptions of each coin, click on a title below. Thanks for checking out my gallery and may everyone have a happy and safe New Year!

Lucius Marcius Philippus, RSC Marcia 28
Vespasian, RIC 1558
Domitian, RIC Vesp 957
Trajan, RIC 212
Trajan, RIC 222
Hadrian, RIC 129c
Hadrian, RIC 247i
Marcus Aurelius, RIC 291
Septimius Severus, RIC 494
Caracalla, RIC 120
Elagabalus, RIC 88
Severus Alexander, RIC 178
Volusian, McAlee 1192/1193 variety

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216 Otacilia 35 viewsOtacilia Severa AE As. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, S C in ex, Concordia seated left, holding patera & double cornucopiae. Cohen 11. RIC 203b
sear5 #9178 Ex Sosius
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249711 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS EQVITVM -/-//S
Hercules standing right, arm behind back and resting on club on rocks
Milan Mint, Issue 5
Cunetio 2497
mauseus
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251a8 viewsHostilian 251 AD
Anazarbus in Cilicia
AE 22mm
Obv "ΓΑΙ ΟΥ ΟϹ ΜƐϹ ΚΥΙΝΤΟϹ ΚΑΙ"
Draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒΟΥ ƐΝΔ ΜΗΤ, ΘΞϹ"
Apollo standing l., legs crossed, holding branch, resting on lyre on column
Ziegler 754, RPC 1497
mauseus
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2555 LYDIA, Gordus Julia Sabina, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2555; BMC 20-21; Wa 4975

Obv. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, right

Rev. ΙΟΥΛΙ ΓΟΡΔΗΝΩΝ
Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports, between two stags

3.90 gr
18 mm
6h
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5477 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Ammon standing10 viewsReference
RPC III, 5477; Emmett 906.9; Köln 873; DS 7497

Issue ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Ammon standing facing, head l., holding patera and sceptre; to l., ram

12.70 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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5844 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Hadrian & Serapis18 viewsReference.
Emmett 1042.17; RPC III, 5844; Köln 1085-6; Dattari (Savio) 1944-5

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

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

27.60 gr
33 mm
11 h.

Note.
CNG E-auction 360
Ex Coin Galleries (12 April 2000), lot 497 (listed as Ex Dattari, but not one of the plated examples).
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5e Emission - VIRTVS EQVITVM12 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS EQVITVM
S
Cunetio 2497
RIC 389
Elmer 619
EGK 113
de Witte 364
Cohen 443
PYL
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6092 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 135-36 AD Tyche reclining21 viewsReference.
Emmett 902.20; Köln 1199; Dattari (Savio) 1497; K&G 32.701; RPC III, 6092

Issue L K = year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑ Α∆ΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ
laureate head left, slight drapery.

Rev.
Tyche reclining l. on lectisternium; with modius, wearing chiton and peplos, holding rudder; above, LK

12.95 gr.
24 mm.
12 h
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61-04 - JULIA MAMAEA (222 - 235 D.C.)32 viewsAR Denario 22 x 20 mm 3.0 gr.
Madre de Severo Alejandro

Anv: "IVLIA MAMAEA AVG" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VES[T]A" - Vesta velada de pié a izquierda, ligeramente viendo a derecha, portando una Victoriola (Palladium) en mano de brazo derecho extendido y cetro largo vertical en izquierda.

Acuńada 6ta.Emisión 226 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.6ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #360 Pag.99 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #8217 Pag.679 - BMCRE #381/7 - Cohen Vol.IV #81 Pag.497/8 - RSC Vol. III #81 Pag.150 - DVM #11-1 Pag.215
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61-04 - JULIA MAMAEA (222 - 235 D.C.)13 viewsDenario Forrado 22 x 20 mm 3.0 gr.
Antigua Falsificación ??
Madre de Severo Alejandro

Anv: "IVLIA MAMAEA AVG" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VES[T]A" - Vesta velada de pié a izquierda, ligeramente viendo a derecha, portando una Victoriola (Palladium) en mano de brazo derecho extendido y cetro largo vertical en izquierda.

Acuńada 6ta.Emisión 226 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.6ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #360 Pag.99 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #8217 Pag.679 - BMCRE #381/7 - Cohen Vol.IV #81 Pag.497/8 - RSC Vol. III #81 Pag.150 - DVM #11-1 Pag.215
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Ć Serrated Ake-Ptolemais mint (?). Laureate head of Apollo right; AB monogram behind / Apollo standing left leaning on tripod, holding arrow in right hand; monogram before. SNG Spaer 852.ecoli
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Ağ Qoyunlu: Rustam (1492-1497) AR light tanka, Amul, ND (Album-2534.1)8 viewsSpongeBob
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 49626 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 2 (II) to rt, Officina letter (delta) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 583/4
SB 497
25mm, 6.13g
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius19 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PP AV or similar, Helmeted (or crowned) abd cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. shield
Reverse: Large K ANNO/regnal year, cross above Officina letter "E" below
Date 599/600 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 497 DO 47-63
25 mm 9.62gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49720 viewsObverse: DNMAURIC TIBER PP AV Crowned with shield. bust facingholding gl cr in r hand
Reverse: Large K, between ANNO and regnal year (XYIII[yr19}), cross above, officina below "delta"
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 600/01 AD
Sear 497 DO 47-63
20/25mm 3.74gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49719 viewsObverse DN MAVR> TIBER PP AV or similar. helmeted or crowned (helmeted in this case) and cuir. bust facing, holding gl cr and shield
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal year (U) 5, cross above sometime P headed star.
B below (officina)
Mint: Constantinople
Date 586/7 CE
Sear 497 DO 47-63
6.06 gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49718 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PPAV, helmeted and cuir, bust facing holding gl. cr. and sheild
Reverse: Large K between ANNO regnal yr XUII (17) to rt, cross above sometimes with p headed star above instead of cross, Officinae letter E below
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 598/9 CE
Sear 497 DO 47-63
26mm 9.58gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49720 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PP AV or similar, Helmeted (or crowned) abd cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. shield
Reverse: Large K ANNO/regnal year U to r, cross above Officina letter "E" below
Date 586/7 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 497 DO 47-63
19mm 5.45gm
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Agrippa I174 viewsAgrippa I. 37-44 AD. AE 23, 11.45g. Caesarea Paneas Mint, Year 5, 40/1 AD.
O: [ΓΑΙΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΩ] (For Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus), Laureate head of Caligula left.
R: [ΝΟΜΙΣΜΑ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ] (coin of King Agrippa). LE (Year 5=40/41) in exergue; Germanicus stands in triumphal quadriga in honor of his recovery of the standards lost by Varus, car decorated with Nike standing right.
- Hendin 1240. TJC 230-1,116. AJC II 2. RPC 4976.

One of the rarest coin types of Agrippa I (26 listed?).

The grandson of Herod I, Agrippa I, so-named in honor of the victor of Actium, spent much of his youth in the Roman imperial court. Popular with the imperial family, including the emperor Tiberius, Agrippa passed much of his time in the home of Antonia Minor, the mother of Germanicus and the future emperor Claudius.

There, the boys became great friends, and as an older man, Agrippa became attached to the future emperor Gaius, being appointed governor of the territories of Batanaea and Trachonitis upon Gaius’ accession. Unfortunately contemporary politics placed a significant strain on the relationship between the king and Rome.

In AD 39 Agrippa’s uncle, Antipas, was accused of plotting with the Parthians and was exiled. Agrippa’s loyalty gained him his uncle’s forfeited territories. In AD 40 renewed riots between Greeks and Jews broke out in Alexandria, and Gaius, clearly unhappy with his Jewish subjects, provocatively ordered the installation of a statue of himself within the Holy of Holies in Jerusalem.

Agrippa, who had been unsuccessfully involved in trying to quell similar riots in Alexandria before, sought to emphasize his loyalty to local Roman officials by striking coinage which commemorated his long-standing friendship with Gaius and, especially, Germanicus.

Based on the dupondii struck in honor of the emperor’s father Germanicus, this coin includes the great general riding in his triumphal car in honor of his recovery of the standards lost by Varus, rather than portraying Agrippa himself, an identification emphasized by the specific inclusion of the word NOMISMA (Coin) in the legend.

By avoiding self promotion, Agrippa hoped to successfully navigate the treacherous waters which might result in his own removal from power.
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Alexander Jannaeus "Yehonatan", (Hasmonean King), Anchor/Wheel Æ Prutah, 103-76 BCE236 viewsBronze prutah of Alexander Jannaeus "Yehonatan" (103 – 76 BCE), 15 mm, 2.61 grams. Struck 100-90 BCE.

Obverse: Star within diadem, Hebrew inscription between the rays המלך יהונתן “Yehonatan the King”.
Reverse: Anchor. Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ “[Coin] Of King Alexander”

Reference: Hendin 469, Meshorer AJC I, Group Ca #8

Added to collection: April 11, 2005
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Alexander Jannaeus "Yehonatan", (Hasmonean King), Æ Prutah, 103-76 BCE99 viewsBronze prutah of Alexander Jannaeus "Yehonatan", Jerusalem mint.

Obverse: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; VF, nicely centered obverse and nice green patina.
Reverse: Hebrew inscription, “Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council [of the Jews]” – יהונתן הכהן הגדול וחבר [היהודים], surrounded by wreath.

Reference: Hendin 473, Mesh. AJC I, Group Ea

Added to Collection: November 4, 2005
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ALFOLDI 076.022 H BUST18 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVII
WEIGHT 3.26g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 770 VAR. (BUST H UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 076.022
COLLECTION NO. 609
VERY RARE BUST !
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ANNAM - Hong Duc13 viewsANNAM - Hong Duc (1470-1497) AE 1 Van. Hartill #25.17. dpaul7
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Antoninus Pius (head of)187 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. Ć 25. A.D. 142/143 (year 190 (?) in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA)-NTΩNEIN(ONC) or similar. Laureate head left (possibly draped and cuirassed bust); countermark on neck. Rev: (IOVΛIE)ΩNTΩN-KAIΛAOΔIK(EΩN). Turreted bust of Tyche left, inscription in field to left (?), in field to right ΓP (?). Ref: BMC 67-69 (?); Sear 1497v. Axis:360°. Weigth: 9.71 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.Automan
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Antoninus Pius (head of)198 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. Ć 25. A.D. 140/141 (year 188 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA-NTΩNEINONC) or similar. Laureate head left; countermark on neck. Rev: IOVΛ(IE)WNTWN(K)-AIΛAOΔIKEWN, KO in field to left, HΠP in field to right. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left. Ref: BMC 64 (?); Sear GIC 1497. Axis: 330°. Weight: 9.77 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Antonius Felix (AD 52-59/60). Prutah.20 viewsObv. NEPW KΛAY KAICAP, two oblong shields and spears crossed.
Rev. BPIT, LIΔ KAI, six-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates.
References: Hendin 1348; Meshorer TJC 340; RPC 4971.
Prefect under Claudius, year 14 = 54 C.E..
16mm, 2.06grams.
Canaan
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Antonius Felix, procurator under Claudius, Æ Prutah, 52-59 CE49 viewsBronze Prutah of Antonius Felix procurator under Claudius, 52-59 CE, 2.7g, 18 mm. Struck 54 C.E.

Obverse: Two oblong shields and two spears crossed, surrounded by legend NEPW KLAY KAICAP (Nero Claudius Caesar - son of Claudius)
Reverse: Six-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, BPIT above (="Britanicus" - second son of Claudius), K-AI (= "Caesar") and date below L-ΙΔ (= Year 14 of Caesar = 54 CE.)

Reference: Hendin 652, SearGIC 5626, TJC 340, AJC II, Supp. V, p. 283, #29, Madden R136, RPC 4971.

Added to collection: April 21, 2006
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 88 - Bronze Tetrachalk15 views300 - 250 B.C.
Bronze Tetrachalk
(or Heavy Dichalkia)
2.7 gm, 16 mm.
Obv: Laurate Apollo, right, with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. Δ/I left and right between the flukes and the stock.
Topalov Apollonia p. 496-497, 1-4; p. 616 No. 88, p.796-7;
SNG BM Black Sea 186; HGC 1335;
SNG Bulgaria 2 482-3; Lindgren 752

Topalov Type 88: bronze tetrachalk(?) (first half of the 3rd c. B.C.) of the type "Apollo's Head – Upright Anchor" with the initials Δ/Ι
Obv.: Laureate Apollo right with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. Δ/I left and right between the flukes and the stock possibly initials of Apollo’s nickname
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Arakan: Min Khamaung (1612-1622) AR Tanka (Mitchiner-LW.334; G&G-RA4; KM#7)35 viewsObv: Inscription in Arakanese; ၉၇၄ ဆင်ဖြူ သခင် ၀ရဓမ္မ ရာဇာ ဥသှေင် သှာ (hsin byu shin waradhamma raza ushaung shah; Lord of the White Elephant Waradhamma Raja Husain Shah)
Rev: Bilingual inscription in Arabic and Bengali; صاحب الفيل الابيض الملك العادل حسين شاه سلطان (sahib al-fil al-abyad al-malik al-adil husain shah sultan; Lord of the White Elephant the just king Husain Shah sultan); ধাভালা গাজেস্ভারা শ্রী শ্রী ধামা রাজা হুচনা সহ (dhavala gajesvara sri sri dhama raja huchana saha; Lord of the White Elephant the most exhalted Dhama Raja (King of Righteousness) Husain Shah)
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asmcalee789brockage7 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT (...), radiate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Small S·C, within laurel wreath, rest of reverse obscured.
17 mm, 4.46 gms

McAlee 789
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Aurelian11 viewsRIC V 227 sisca C
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus11 viewsMilan
end 272 - early 274 AD
Issue 4
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian standing right, wearing toga, holding short scepter, facing Pietas standing left, holding short scepter both sacrificing over lit altar between them
PIETAS AVG
S
LV 3956-4116; RIC1st 138 corr.
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 14976 views OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: PIETAS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//S
MINT: MEDIOLANVM
WEIGHT: 4.06
RIC TEMP: 1497 (262 EX.)
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B & S. Steinhouse/Nachlass Zkainim Home For the Aged (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)198 viewsAE token, 34 mm., 15.78 gr., undated (but probably minted ca. 1927).

Obv: B & S.S & N.Z. HOME FOR THE AGED, and • MONTREAL •, within border around rim, 25˘ to left and right of building in center, SOUVENIR below building.

Rev: KEEP ME and GOOD LUCK within border in upper and lower rim, “תשליכנו / לצת זקנה אל„ [Do not cast us off in our old age. (Psalm 71:9)] and DO NOT CAST US / OFF AT OUR OLD AGE, in center, between profiles of elderly man and woman facing left and right, respectively.

Ref: Randolph, Marc A. “Jewish Homes for the Aged Tokens,” The Shekel, XXXVI No. 3 (May-June 2003) 14-19, Figure 2.

Note: The B & S. Steinhouse Old People’s Home opened in Montreal in 1923 and soon merged with the Nachlass Zkainim Home. In 1927, encouraged by the newly formed Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Montreal, the combined B & S. Steinhouse/Nachlass Zkainim Home For the Aged amalgamated with the Montreal Hebrew Sheltering Home, a/k/a Moshav Zkainim (which was founded in 1910, and then housed six residents on Evans Street). The institution raised funds for the construction of a larger building on land owned by the Montreal Sheltering Home on Esplanade Street. By 1945, the average age of new residents was over eighty, and increased medical and nursing staff were required. The institution changed its name to Maimonides Hospital and Home for the Aged to reflect this expanded role. The institution still exists, as the Maimonides Geriatric Center of McGill University.

Note: The token was issued sometime between 1923 (when B & S. Steinhouse Old People’s Home opened) and 1945 (when the amalgamated institution changed its name to Maimonides Hospital and Home for the Aged), and probably no later than 1927 (when the combined B & S. Steinhouse/Nachlass Zkainim Home For the Aged) amalgamated with the Montreal Hebrew Sheltering Home, a/k/a Moshav Zkainim). It may even have been issued in connection with the fund drive that was initiated in 1927 to build the larger building on Esplanade Street.
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B'nai B'rith Home & Hospital for the Aged (Memphis, Tennessee)75 viewsFE token, 32 mm., 1952.

Obv: B’NAI B’RITH HOME & HOSPITAL FOR THE AGED / MEMPHIS – TENN. around rim, SILVER JUBILEE above building in center and 1927 – 1952 below building.

Rev: GOOD • LUCK • PIECE / CAST • US • NOT • AWAY • IN • OUR • OLD • AGE around rim, candelabra in center with Stars of David to its sides and below, אל תשליכני לעת זקנה [“Cast us not away in our old age” [Psalm 71:9]), beneath candelabra.

Ref: None known.

Founded in 1927 as the B’nai B’rith Home for the Aged, it became a non-profit corporation independent of the B’nai B’rith organization under the name B’nai B’rith Home & Hospital for the Aged, Inc. in December 1954. It also began to do business under the name Memphis Jewish Home in 1992, and under the name Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center in 2008.
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B'nai B'rith Home & Hospital for the Aged (Memphis, Tennessee) 20 viewsAE token, 32 mm., 180°.

Obv: B’NAI • B’RITH • HOME • FOR • AGED • MEMPHIS, TENN. / TENTH ANNIVERSARY, around rim, building in center and 1927 • 1937, below building.

Rev: GOOD • LUCK • PIECE / CAST • US • NOT • AWAY • IN • OUR • OLD • AGE around rim, candelabra in center with Stars of David to its sides and below, אל תשליכני לעת זקנה [“Cast us not away in our old age” [Psalm 71:9]), beneath candelabra.

Ref: None known.

Founded in 1927 as the B’nai B’rith Home for the Aged, it became a non-profit corporation independent of the B’nai B’rith organization under the name B’nai B’rith Home & Hospital for the Aged, Inc. in December 1954. It also began to do business under the name Memphis Jewish Home in 1992, and under the name Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center in 2008.
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Brooklyn Hebrew Home & Hospital for the Aged (Brooklyn, New York)87 viewsWhite metal token, 27 mm., undated.

Obv: BROOKLY HEBREW HOME & HOSPITAL/FOR THE AGED, above Jewish star above, above ברוקלינ ??ש לזקבים (Brooklyn _____ for the Elderly) above row of buildings, above HOWARD & DUMONT/AVENUES/BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Rev: FIFTY CENTS WILL BUY along rim above, ONE/MEAL/FOR in center above wheat ears, AN AGED COUPLE, along rim below, AM.EMB. CO UTICA NY in tiny letters along rim at bottom.

Ref: None known.

Note: Incorporated in 1907 as Brooklyn Ladies’ Home for the Aged, its name changed to Brooklyn Hebrew Home for the Aged in 1913 and to Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged in 1918. By then it was already located at 813 Howard Avenue, at the intersection of Howard and Dumont Avenues, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It relocated in 1953 to the former Half Moon Hotel at West 29th Street and the Boardwalk, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. In 1968 it changed its name to Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center, and currently operates as Metropolitan Jewish Health System Foundation.

Note: Manufactured by the American Emblem Co., Utica, New York.
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Bruttium, Rhegion, 415-387 B.C., Drachm 28 views14mm, 3.89 grams
Reference: Sear 502; B.M.C.1.38
Lion's scalp facing.
PHΓINON, Laureate head of Apollo right, olive-sprig behind.

"Dionysios I, after concluding a peace with the Carthaginians, went about securing his power in the island of Sicily. His troops, however, rebelled against him and sought help from, among others, the city of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 14.8.2). In the ensuing campaigns, Dionyios I proceeded to enslave the citizens of Naxos and Katane, with whom the Rhegians shared a common history and identity (Diod. Sic. 14.40.1). This association was a source of anger and fear for the inhabitants of Rhegion. The Syracusan exiles living there also encouraged the Rhegians to go to war with Syracuse (Diod. Sic. 14.40.3). The overarching strategy of Dionysios I included extending his power into Italy by using Rhegion as a stepping stone to the rest of the peninsula. In 387 BC, after a siege that lasted eleven months, the Rhegians, on the brink of starvation, surrendered to Dionysus. Indeed, we are told that by the end of the siege, a medimnos of wheat cost about five minai (Diod. Sic. 14.111.2). Strabo remarks that, following Dionysios' capture of the city, the Syracusan “destroyed the illustrious city” (Strabo 6.1.6).

The next decade or so of the history of Rhegion is unclear, but sometime during his reign, Dionysios II, who succeeded his father in 367 BC, rebuilt the city, giving it the new name of Phoibia (Strabo 6.1.6). Herzfelder argues that this issue was struck by Dionysios II of Syracuse after he rebuilt the city, and dates it to the period that Dionysios II is thought to have lived in the city. Due to civil strife at Syracuse, Dionysios II was forced to garrison Region, but was ejected from the city by two of his rivals circa 351 BC (Diod. Sic. 16.45.9).

The coin types of Rhegion, founded as a colony of Chalcis, are related to its founding mythology. Some of the earliest tetradrachms of the city, from the mid-5th century BC, depict a lion’s head on the obverse, and a seated figure on the reverse. J.P. Six (in NC 1898, pp. 281-5) identified the figure as Iokastos, the oikistes (founder) of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 5.8.1; Callimachus fr. 202). Head (in HN), suggested Aristaios, son of Apollo. Iokastos was one of six sons of Aiolos, ruler of the Aeolian Islands. All of the sons of Aiolos secured their own realms in Italy and Sicily, with Iokastos taking the region around Rhegion. Aristaios, born in Libya, discovered the silphium plant, and was the patron of beekeepers (mentioned by Virgil), shepherds, vintners, and olive growers. He also protected Dionysos as a child, and was the lover of Eurydike. The replacement of the seated figure type with the head of Apollo circa 420 BC also suggests the figure could be Aristaios. An anecdote from the first-century BC geographer Strabo (6.1.6 and 6.1.9), which connects Rhegion’s founding to the orders of the Delphic Oracle and Apollo, as the reason for the advent of the new type could be simply serendipitous.

Different theories exist for the lion’s head on the coins of Rhegion. The lion’s head (or mask as it is sometimes described) first appeared on the coinage of Rhegion at the start of the reign of Anaxilas, in about 494 BC. E.S.G. Robinson, in his article “Rhegion, Zankle-Messana and the Samians” (JHS vol. 66, 1946) argues that the lion was a symbol of Apollo. He makes a comparison to the coinage of the nearby city of Kaulonia, “At Kaulonia Apollo’s animal was the deer; if at Rhegion it was the lion, the early appearance and persistence of that type is explained. The lion is a certain, though infrequent, associate of Apollo at all periods.” The link, he suggests, is that the lion was associated with the sun, as was Apollo himself.

The lion’s head could also relate to the exploits of Herakles, who had some significance for the city. The extant sources tell us that Herakles stopped at southern Italy near Rhegion on his return with the cattle of Geryon (Diod. Sic. 4.22.5). It was here that supposedly a bull broke away from the rest of the herd and swam to Sicily (Apollod. 2.5.10). Though but a passing reference in Apollodorus, it is very possible that the Rhegians venerated Herakles. Indeed, Herakles was a very important figure throughout the entire area. Dionysios of Halicarnassus says that “in many other places also in Italy [besides Rome] precincts are dedicated to this god [Herakles] and altars erected to him, both in cities and along highways; and one could scarcely find any place in Italy in which the god is not honoured” (I.40.6). As the skin of the Nemean Lion was one of the main attributes of Herakles, the lion’s head may refer to him through metonymic association."
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2497; LPC 242.13; PCPC 265)3 viewsObv: Andronicus on horseback right, holding scepter; B to left, star to right
Rev: Palaeologan monogram; stars flanking
Dim: 19mm, 1.2 g
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) Ć Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1635; DOC 19a; Anastasi 497)18 viewsObv: Crowned half-length busts of Leo and Constantine facing, each wearing crown and chlamys; cross above
Rev: Large Λ K; cross above
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Ć Half Follis, Cyzicus Mint (Sear-497; DOC 139b; MIBE-88D)13 viewsObv: [O] N mAVRIC TIЬЄR PPA; Bust facing, wearing cuirass and crown with cross; in right hand, globus cruciger
Rev: Large K; cross above; to left ANNO, to right GI, B below
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Ć Half Follis, Cyzicus Mint (Sear-497; DOC 139b; MIBE-88D)11 viewsObv: [O] N mAVRIC TIЬЄR PPA; Bust facing, wearing cuirass and crown with cross; in right hand, globus cruciger
Rev: Large K; cross above; to left ANNO, to right G, B below
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BYZANTINE, John V 1341 and 1351-1352 Thessalonica 38 viewsObv: Bust of St. Demetrius Holding Spear and Shield
Rev: Emperor Crouching Before Christ
PCPC 284, Unlisted in Sear
Overstruck on Sear 2497, LPC 242, 13 (Longuet 7)
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 380-340 BC, Nomos14 viewsA very rare didrachm or nomos from Tarentum
Silver, 21 mm, 7.73 g, 1 h
Nude warrior, holding bridles with his right hand and carrying small round shield with his left, about to dismount from horse to left; below horse, Λ; all within circle of waves. Rev. TAPAΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding trident in his right hand and placing his left on the tail of the dolphin; all within circle of waves.
Fischer-Bossert 629. HN Italy 885. Vlasto 497.
Very rare. An unusual issue of splendid style. Very fine.
Leo
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Campgate: Costantino II, zecca di Ticinum13 viewsCONSTANTINE II, as Caesar. (317-337 AD). Ticinum mint, Struck 326 AD
Ć Follis, 18 mm, 3.26 gr, R3
D/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R /PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, star above; S palm T
RIC VII 200, LRBC 497
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 4 luglio 2015, numero catalogo 247), ex Antonio Hinojosa Pareja collection (Ceuta y Melilla
Espańa, fino al luglio 2015)
paolo
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Carthage, Tanit, Horse43 viewsCarthage
1/2 Shekel, 3rd-2nd century BC
Obv: Head of Tanit left, crowned with ears of corn.
Rev.: Horse standing right, head turned left, foreleg raised, linear circle.
Billon, 5.37g, 23.3mm
Ref.: Sear 6497, SNG Cop. 396
Ex Pecunem 10, Lot 263
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Childebert I, Frankish King of Paris, Merovingian Dynasty85 viewsChildebert I (c. 497-558), Merovingian dynasty, Frankish king of Paris (511-558) and Orleans (524-558). Ć (14 mm, 0.81 g). Obverse: EL/DEBER/TIR (first R retrograde) in three lines. Reverse: chi-rho. Prou 36, Belfort 5454.

The coin type may have been minted in Marseille after 536. Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ceded Provence to the Franks in 535. The possession of Arles and Marseilles was guaranteed to Childebert by his brothers and the annexation of the province was completed in the winter of 536–537. The type with the king's name and title in three or more lines resembles contemporary Ostrogothic coins.
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Childebert I, Frankish King of Paris, Merovingian Dynasty83 viewsChildebert I (c. 497-558), Merovingian dynasty, Frankish king of Paris (511-558) and Orleans (524-558). Ć (15 mm, 0.94 g). Obverse: chi-rho. Reverse: cross. Belfort 5459.2 commentsJan (jbc)
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Chutas of Banavasi. Rajno Mulanandasa AD 125-3455 viewsChutas of Banavasi ..
Rajno Mulanandasa....Lead double Karshapana 27mm and 15.03gr...AD 125-345
Obverse..2 tiered hill of small arches surmounted by a large arch (8 arched
Chaitya,stupa)?, river flowing below. Brahmi legend around..'Rano
Mulanandas'.
Reverse..Railed tree with 2 symbols either side..Srivatsa, Indra-dhvaja,
Swastika, Triratana.
Mitchiner ACW 4971 - 4972
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Chutus of Banavasi: Mulananda (ca. 78-175 CE) Pb Unit (MACW-4971)35 viewsObv: 8-arched hill with river symbol below and Brahmi legend Rajno Mulanamdasa (narrow la variety)
Rev: Tree in simple railing with 4 compartments, with nandipada and swastika at left
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CILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I22 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ć Hexaassarion (30mm, 17.68 g, 6h). Dated CY 272 (AD 253/4). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Six agonistic urns; ЄT BOC (date) in field. Ziegler 837 (Vs1/Rs7); cf. SNG Levante 1518-20; SNG von Aulock 5509. VF, green patina.1 commentsecoli
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CITY-GATE, Antoninus Pius, Laodiceia ad Mare194 viewsob: AVTO KAI TI AIΛI AΔPI
ANTΩNEINO NC

re: IOVΛIEΩNTΩN
KAI ΛAOΔIKEΩN
E(?) left field, QP right field

Antoninus Pius
Laodiceia ad Mare, Syria
Turretted bust of Tyche as city goddess
Gateway with turrets, lighthouse and walls
AE 25
141-142 AD
BMC 67-8
Sear 1497
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Colonial Mexico, Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1808 - 1833 A.D., 1821 D CG 8R59 viewsSilver 8 reales, KM 111.2, aVF, areas of pitting, Durango mint, weight 26.755g, maximum diameter 38.6mm, die axis 0o, 1821 A.D.; obverse •FERDIN • VII • DEI • GRATIA •, laureate and draped bust of Ferdinand right, date 1821 below; reverse • HISPAN • ET IND • REX • D • 8R • C • G •, crowned Spanish coat of arms, flanked by pillars of Hercules draped with banner reading "PLVS VLTRA;" ex FORVM.

The Spanish dollar (also known as the piece of eight, the real de a ocho or the eight-real coin) is a silver coin, of approximately 50mm Ř, worth eight reales, that was minted in the Spanish Empire after a Spanish currency reform in 1497. Its purpose was to correspond to the German thaler. It was the coin upon which the US dollar was based, and it remained legal tender in the United States until the Coinage Act of 1857 discontinued the practice. Because it was widely used in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East, it became the first world currency by the late 18th century. Many existing currencies, such as the Canadian dollar, United States dollar, and the Chinese yuan, as well as currencies in Latin America and the Philippine peso, were initially based on the Spanish dollar and other 8-reales coins.
Silver 8 real coin of Ferdinand VII of Spain, 1821

Cleisthenes
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Commemorative As, eagle, RIC II 49738 viewsVespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D. Commemorative Issued by Titus, Copper as, RIC II 497, Rome mint, 9.804g, 27.5mm, 180o, obverse IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, laureate head right; reverse S C, eagle standing facing on globe, head right, wings spread, S C at sides; ex. FORVM

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Congregation Shaarey Zedek (Detroit, Michigan)76 viewsAE token, 35 mm., 1930/31.

Obv: • CONGREGATION • SHAAREY ZEDEK / • שַׁעֲרֵי צֶדֶ הבבמת בית, within border around beaded rim, • Dec 12 1862 • / DETROIT, beneath building in center.

Rev: BLESSED BE HE WHO COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, within border around reeded rim, design at bottom, candelabra in center flanked by CHAN-UKAH, 5622-5691 beneath.

Ref: None known.

In 1861 seventeen followers of traditional Judaism withdrew from the Beth El Society in Detroit to found the “Shaarey Zedek Society.” It was located at Congress and St. Antoine (from 1865 to 1903); at Winder and Brush (from 1903 to 1913); at Willis and Brush (from 1913 to 1930), rented temporary quarters (from 1930-1932) and at Chicago Boulevard and Lawton (from 1932 to 1962) before moving to its current home on Bell Road in Southfield in 1962. It incorporated in 1904.
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Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP10 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 319AD
19.0 x 18.0mm 2.92gr 1h
O: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories standing facing each other, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR set upon altar with oval in rectangle decoration on front. Dot in center and four corners.
Exergue: PARL
Arles Mint
Rarity: R5
RIC VII Arles 193, P
Aorta: 1172: B43, O55, R221, T225, M4.
rzeczplita 113005694977
6/4/18 8/8/18
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Constantius II, AD 337-3616 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE Follis, 26mm, 5.og, 6h; Cyzicus mint, first series, AD 351-354
Obv.: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman turns to face soldier and raises right arm, horseman is bearded and bareheaded (var. A), Γ in left field // SMKS
Reference: RIC VIII Cyzicus 92, p. 497, 16-255-55
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Constantius II, AE3, GLORIA EXERCITVS5 viewsAE3
Constantius II
Caesar: 324 - 337AD
Augustus: 324 - 361AD
Issued: 333 - 335AD
20.5 x 17.5mm
O: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA EXERCITVS; Two soldiers, one on either side of two standards, each holding a spear and resting a hand on a shield.
Exergue: (Dot)CONSΓ(Dot)
Constantinopolis Mint
Aorta: 2468: B45, O25, R27, T101, M6.
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6/14/15 2/3/17
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County of Tripoli .Bohemond VII AD 1275 - 1287 . AR.Gros19 viewsCounty of Tripoli .Bohemond VII AD 1275 - 1287 . AR.Gros
4.24 g.
Cross in twelve-foil, +SEPTIMVS: BOEMVNDVS: COMES Rv. Castle in twelve-foil, +CIVITAS: TRIPOLIS: SYRIE
Metc. 497, Schl. IV, 21, MPS p.175, 26. Pressure mark.
Ex Jan Lis, London 1973.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 71
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Cr 340/1 AR Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi27 views90 BCE Rome mint
o: Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, inverted anchor; below chin, B
r: L PISO FRVGI Jockey riding galloping horse to right, holding palm branch; above, D; Below, star
Crawford 340/1; Calpurnia 11
(17 mm, 3.76 g, 12 h)
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Crispus (RIC 266, Coin #497)15 views
Crispus, RIC 266 (R3), AE3, Arles, 322 - 323 AD.
Obv: F L IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (S star AR) Campgate with two turrets, star above.
Size: 18.1mm 3.00gm

MaynardGee
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 497 - Faustina II, Spes 38 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 16.8mm
Ref.: RIC 497, CRE 217 [S]
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 497var. - Faustina II, Spes 12 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust left
Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ag, 15 mm, 2.7g
Ref.: RIC 497 var. [bust left], CRE 218 [R4]
shanxi
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Denarius, Commemorative Issued by Titus, Two capricorns, RIC 63 Titus11 viewsVespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Commemorative Issued by Titus. Silver denarius, RIC II Titus 63, RSC II 497, BMCRE II 129, F, bent, Rome mint, 2.763g, 17.9mm, 180o, posthumous, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right; reverse S C, on shield supported by two Capricorns, globe below; deep divot on obverse gives the coin a cup shape. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Denmark. Christian IV (1588-1648)145 viewsHede 150, Schou 87, Sieg 53, KM 133.1

AR 4 skilling, 22 mm., dated 1645, struck by Heinrich Köhler at the Copenhagen mint

Obv: IIII • SKILLING • DANSKE, surrounding crowned monogram of Christian IV (4 within a C)

Rev: ••• / IUSTUS / יהוה (Jehovah) / IUDEX / 16 filament-hook (privy mark) 45, in four rows

Note: In 1643, toward the end of the Thirty Years War, Sweden launched a surprise attack upon Denmark which is called the Torstensson War (after Swedish general Lennart Torstensson). King Christian IV had to rapidly obtain funds to pay his mercenary troops to defend the kingdom against the advancing Swedes. Being short of funds, the emissions that are referred to as “hebrćermřnter” were issued with a reduced silver content; the silver content of the 4 skilling coin was reduced from .8500 fineness to .2500 (the king later pawned his royal crown and ordered that silver furniture from Frederiksborg Castle be melted to fund the war). Outraged over Sweden’s unannounced invasion, King Christian ordered that the coins bear a special reverse legend, in a mixture of Hebrew and Latin, which reads: “God is a righteous judge” (Psalm 7:12).
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Domitian Sestertius, Adlocutio, RIC 288140 viewsDomitian. A.D. 81-96. Ć sestertius (33 mm, 22.94 g). Rome, A.D. 85. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / Domitian standing right, clasping hands with general over altar; two soldiers behind. RIC 288; Cohen 497. BMCRE 344, RCV 2775, Kampmann 24.129 Near VF. F500 VF2500

The representation on the rev. of this issue is a very controversial one. For some it depicts the arrival in Rome of the general Agricola due to the fact that the scene is first shown in the same year in which Domitian had to recall the British general. In reality the theme has a much more general meaning: in ca. AD 85 the Daci started to invade the Roman province of Moesia. The Roman army was seriously defeated, comparable to the defeats of P. Quinctilius Varus in AD 9. From all over the empire troops were sent to Moesia, in the end 9 legions were stationed against the Daci. In this context the Concordia between the emperor and his army is seen, the handshake over the burning altar remembers the oath of allegiance. By how important the harmony in the army was, is shown by the defection of Antonius Saturninus, legate for the Upper Rhine. This defection forced Domitian in AD 89 to agree to an unsatisfactory peace agreement with the Daci; but this agreement would not last for more than a couple of years.
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EB0448 Marcus Aurelius / Legend in wreath10 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 170-171 AD.
Obv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right.
Rev: PRIMI-DECEN-NALES-COS III-S C in five lines within laurel wreath.
References: RIC 1006, Cohen 497.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 23.4 grams.
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EB0497 Elagabalus / Victory5 viewsElagabalus, AR Denarius, 218-222 AD.
Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left between two shields, holding diadem (or garland) with both hands; star to right.
References: RIC IV 161; Sear 7554; RSC 300.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.416 grams.
EB
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EB0556 Philip II / Eirene15 viewsPhilip II AE 28 of Pisidia, Antioch 247-249 AD.
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CAES ANTIOCH COL, S-R. Eirene walking left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre.
References: SNG Righetti 1369; SNG von Aulock 4974; KRZY. PII1.3; SNG France 3, 1273-1276; Waddington 3611; SNG Cop 78; Hunter 24.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 12.059 grams.
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EB0644 Otacilia Severa / Eusebia21 viewsOtacilia Severa, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 4 = 246/7 AD.
Obverse: M ΩT CEOVHΡA CC M CTPA (or CTIA?), diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: LΔ to left, Eusebia standing left, dropping incense on altar & holding box.
References: Cf. Köln 2770, Emmett 3549, Dattari 4976 (diff. obv. leg.).
Diameter: 22.5mm Weight: 12.3g
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EB0970 Maurice Tiberius / Large K4 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Half-Follis. Constantinople.
Obverse: [DN MAVR TIBER PP AV or similar], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, chi-rho above, regnal year XX to right, officina letter A below.
References: SB 497, BMC 71. (1,491 known combinations.)
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 6.194g.
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EB0971 Maurice Tiberius / Large K5 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Half-Follis. Constantinople.
Obverse: [DN MAVR TIBER PP AV or similar], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year X to right, officina letter Γ below.
References: SB 497, BMC 71. (1,491 known combinations.)
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.322g.
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Elagabalus - Tripolis7 views220-221 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
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lighted altar of Zeus Hagios within tetrastyle temple; on the left side Helios standing half right, rising hand; on the right side Selene standing half left rising hand, holding cornucopia; star over crescent in pediment, steps below
TΡIΠO_Λ_I_TWN
BΛΦ
SNG Copenhagen 292; BMC 114
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland
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Faustina II, Denarius, AVGVSTI PII FIL11 viewsAR Denarius
Faustina II
Born circa 128AD - Died 175AD
Issued: 138 - 161AD
22.5 x 16.0mm 2.70gr 6h
O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: AVGVSTI P-II FIL; Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Rome Mint
RIC 497; Sear 4702; RSC 24; Aorta: 92: B3, O7, R3, T84.
The Time Machine/Mark Reid
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 1/17/20
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Faustina Junior, Spes56 viewsFAVSTINA - AVGVSTA
Draped bust right

AVGVSTI - PII FIL
Spes standing left holding flower and lifting skirt

RIC-497, BMC 1106, RSC 24
Ar Denarius; 3.22g; 16.9mm
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First Jewish War, AD 66-7013 viewsAE Prutah, 17mm, 3g, 6h; Jerusalem, AD 68/9.
Obv.: שנת שלוש (Year Three); Amphora with broad, fringed rim and two handles.
Rev.: חרות ציונ (Freedom of Zion); Grape leaf on vine.
Reference: Hendin 1363.
Notes: ex-Zuzim, electronic sale 3/16/15, 46.
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France (Feudal): Gien (County of Donzy). Geoffrey III (1120-1160) or Herve III (1160-1194).24 viewsBoudeau 297, Poey d'Avant 1998 (p. 42 no. 21), Duplessy 605, Legros 1565, Roberts 1497-8

AR denier, struck 1120-1191, 19 mm.

Obv: + GOSEDVS COS (Geoffroi, count), cross with staff and hammer in second angle and triangles in other three angles.

Rev: + GIEMIS CA (Castle of Gien), degraded monogram of Fulk of Anjou (legend begins at 9 o’clock).

The deniers of Gien were derived from those of Angers and bear a degraded monogram of Fulk of Angers. The reason for this is unclear as the regions are far apart and there is no connection between them. Standards of weight and fineness appear to have been similar, as records from 1202-3 value the denier giennois at 1.5 deniers parisis and the denier angevin at 1.46 d.p.

The deniers are struck in the name of a Count Geoffrey, and the type may have begun under Geoffrey II (1169-1184) or more probably Geoffrey III (1120-1160), but was immobilized after 1160. The coin is variously attributed to either or both of them, and also to Herve III (1160-1194). It ceased to be minted in 1191 when King Phillip II Augustus (1180-1223) acquired Gien and closed its mint.
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Gallienus, Antoninianus, DIANAE CONS AVG7 viewsAE Antoninianus
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Augustus: 253 - 268AD
Issued: 267 - 268AD
14.0 x 13.0mm
O: GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate head, right.
R: DIANAE CONS AVG; Antelope walking left.
Exergue: X
RIC 179, X, left; Cohen 160; Goebl 0744b; Sear 10201.
Aorta: 435: B40, O10, R75, T43, M5.
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Geta, Bizya, Zeus, AE2734 views27mm, 9.15g
obv: AVT KPA Π CE [Π ΓETAC?]; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
rev: BIZYHNΩN; Zeus standing left, head right, hurling thunderbolt.

Jurokova 69; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov 1497 corr. (Zeus described as holding thunderbolt and eagle; same dies)
From the D. Alighieri Collection.
ex CNG E-Auction 206, Lot: 222
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Hadrian8 viewsSeleukis and Pieria, AE20, Antioch Mint
Obverse: AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANA ΔPIANOC CЄB, Laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: S-C, A below, all within laurel-wreath of eight leaves with no inner border, all within dotted border.
Reference: RPC III 3715, McAlee 539(a)
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Hans (Johan II) (1497-1501)28 viewsAR 1/2 örtug. Vasteras mint. 0,91 g. LL 9a.goranix
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Hartill 16.93, Schjöth 497, Fisher's Ding 9044 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Ren Zong (1022-1063), Reign Title Huang Song (1056-1063)
1 cash (cast bronze), 3.60 g., 25.11 mm.

Obv: Huang Song tong bao (Seal script; top of Huang curved, bao a rounded square)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
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Home for Incurable Invalids (Jerusalem, Israel)73 viewsAE token (formerly mounted on a bail), 19 mm., undated.

Obv: • HOME FOR INCURABLE INVALIDS • and IN JERUSALEM, along rim, FOR / GOOD LUCK / AND / HAPPINESS in four rows in center, above laurel leaves.

Rev: חי [Chai = life; numerically 18, in which number charitable donations are typically made in multiples] in center, laurel leaves along rim.

Ref: None known.

Note: Nothing is known about this institution.
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Home of Old Israel (New York, New York)140 viewsAE token, 32.5 mm., undated (but probably minted in 1928).

Obv: תשליכני לצת זקנה אל [Do not cast us off in our old age. (Psalm 71:9)] and 204 HENRY ST., N.Y.C. along toothed rim, TO PITY/IS HUMAN/TO HELP/IS/GODLIKE/HOME OF/OLD ISRAEL, between busts of woman and bearded man.

Rev: HELP US BUILD OUR NEW HOME and 301-2-3 EAST BWAY., N.Y.C. along toothed rim with rosettes between, CONTRIBUTION.ONE DOLLAR, beneath building.

Ref: Meshorer, Coins Reveal 146; Randolph, Marc A. “Jewish Homes for the Aged Tokens,” The Shekel, XXXVI No. 3 (May-June 2003) 14-19, Figure 7.

Note: Founded in 1922 by real estate developer Louis Singer as a privately-endowed non-sectarian institution providing free housing, meals, activities and care of the aged, the Home moved from Henry Street to 70 Jefferson Street on March 31, 1929. It relocated to Far Rockaway, Queens in 1965. In the early 1970s the Home merged into the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged.

Note: In 1922, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (the rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University) was located at 301-303 East Broadway, and only moved to 186th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in 1928/1929. The Home must not have also occupied the East Broadway address, therefore, until 1928/1929. Thus, the token can be tentatively dated to 1928 (while the Home was still located at Henry Street but after it expanded into East Broadway). It was probably issued in connection with the 1928 fund drive for the Jefferson Street property.
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HUNGARY - CARL IV (II of Austria)93 viewsHUNGARY - Iron 2 Filler of Carl IV (1916-1918) (Carl II of Austria) - KM#497.dpaul7
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-1, Unger 394a, Réthy II 15192 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x14.5 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-11, Unger 394k, Réthy II 1535 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is worn or off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-2, Unger 394m, Réthy II 15, Frynas H.24.476 viewsHungary. Károly Róbert/Charles Robert (1307-1342)

AR denar (average weight 0.6978 g. per Pohl); .61 g., 14.30 mm. max., 90°

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

Rev: + • m • REGIS • hVnGA[RI]E, Helmet with crest of ostrich head holding horseshoe, rosette in lower right field.

Issued in 1339-1342 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4, Unger rarity 18, Frynas rarity N. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. The placement of the pellets on this coin comports with Frynas but not with Huszár/Pohl or with Réthy and Unger. This is a less common mintmark
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-4, Unger 394o, Réthy II 1544 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-5, Unger 394b, Réthy II 1530 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-6, Unger 394d, Réthy II 1537 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14x15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M (per Huszár) and also between the S and the h (per Unger and Réthy).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-7, Unger 394f, Réthy II 1525 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is off the flan, the placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-8, Unger 394e, Réthy II 1523 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. Alhough part of the legend is worn, the placement of the pellets comports with Huszár.
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-9, Unger 394i, Réthy II 1539 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 14 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. As much of the legend is worn, the complete placement of the pellets cannot be discerned on this coin.
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Huszar 803, Pohl 238-4, Unger 638e, Rethy II 276. Kaplan (pub. pending) Subtype A1255 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulaszlo II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar.

Obv: M.WLADISLAI.R.VNGARIE., Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Arpadian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon, hollow pellets at sides.

Rev: PATRON--VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K--S/retrograde E in fields.

Struck in Kremnitz (formerly Kormocbanya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen, in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger) or ca. 1490-1502 (per Huszar).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Kaplan subtype A is the standard form of this emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are nimbate (described in Huszar, depicted in Unger & Rethy), and sub-subtype 1 is the most common variety, in which there are hollow pellets to the sides of the shield (depicted in Unger). This is a less common variation of the mintmark in that the E is retrograde.
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Huszár 803, Pohl 238-4, Unger 638e, Réthy II 276. Kaplan Subtype A183 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, .45 g., 15-16 mm.

Obv: M • WLADISLAI • R • V]NGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon, annulets at sides.

Rev: PATRON—VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1498 (per Unger) or 1492-1499 (per Pohl) or 1490-1502 (per Huszár). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Kaplan subtype A is the standard form of this emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are nimbate (described in Huszár, depicted in Unger & Réthy), subtype 1 is the most common variety, in which there are annulets to the sides of the shield (depicted in Unger).
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Huszár 497, Pohl 54-3, Unger 394n, RĂ©thy II 1577 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: King enthroned with scepter and imperial orb.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4. The references differ slightly with respect to the placement of pellets on the reverse. This is an unrecorded variation, with pellets between the cross and the M and also between the S and the h.
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Huszár 803, Pohl 238-4 var., Unger 638e, RĂ©thy II 276. Kaplan Subtype B2157 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 15+ mm.

Obv: M • WLADISLAI • R • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon.

Rev: PATRONA—VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1498 (per Unger) or 1492-1499 (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Subtype B is a rare variety of the emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are not nimbate (described and depicted in Huszár and Pohl). This privy mark is rare on Subtype B coins, and is not recorded by Pohl (it is only recorded by Mucza). Sub-subtype 2 is the variety in which there are neither pellets nor annulets to the sides of the shield (depicted in Huszár and Pohl).
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Huszár 803, Pohl 238-4, Unger 638e, RĂ©thy II 276. Kaplan (pub. pending) Subtype A2119 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 16 mm.

Obv: M • WLADISLAI.R • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon.

Rev: PATRON—VNGARIE •, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1498 (per Unger) or 1492-1499 (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Kaplan subtype A is the standard form of this emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are nimbate (described in Huszár, depicted in Unger & Réthy), and sub-subtype 2 is variety, in which there are neither annulets nor pellets to the sides of the shield (depicted in Réthy).
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Huszár 803, Pohl 238-4, Unger 638e, RĂ©thy II 276. Kaplan Subtype A3112 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 16 mm.

Obv: M • WLADISLA[I • R • V]NGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon, pellets at sides.

Rev: PATRON—VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1498 (per Unger) or 1492-1499 (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Kaplan subtype A is the standard form of this emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are nimbate (described in Huszár, depicted in Unger & Réthy), and sub-subtype 3 is an uncommon variety, in which there are pellets to the sides of the shield.
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Huszár 813, Pohl 239-4, Unger 647d, RĂ©thy II 2284. 125 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR obulus, 12 mm.

Obv: Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon.

Rev: Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1497 (per Unger) or 1491-1498+ (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 5.
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Ionia, Klazomenia. C. Mid 4th Century BC. AE10mm6 viewsIonia, Klazomenia. C. Mid 4th Century BC.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Ram standing right, head lowered to scratch with hind leg. Magistrate above
Ref. Sng Cop. 46
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AE 16.5 mm 2.87 g
O: Helmeted head (Ares or Ahtena) right
R: METROPO/LITWN around winged thunderbolt
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Ionia, Phocaea. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Between -30 and 276 AD . AE 14mm.15 viewsIonia, Phocaea. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Between -30 and 276 AD.
Obv. ΦΩΚΕΑ, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
Rev. Griffin standing right, left forepaw on wheel
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Jeton, AE, 4.99 g., 26.66 mm max.., undated.11 viewsProbably minted at Tournai, Belgium, ca. 1415-1497.

Les Jetons du Moyen Âge, Claude Roelandt, Stéphan Sombart, Michel Prieur no. 584 var. (reverse letters); Rouver __.

Obv: Shield with arms of France (tree fleur de lis), large annulet flanked by pellets above, three pellets to each side. AVE MARIA ◦ GRACIA.

Rev: Triple-stranded straight cross fleuretty within four-arched tressure, P - O - O - O in external angles.
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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.
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Jewish Home for Aged (Portland, Maine)47 viewsAE token, 35 mm, undated.

Obv: JEWISH HOME FOR THE AGED, and • PORTLAND - MAINE •, within border around rim, 25˘ to left and right of building in center, SOUVENIR below building.

Rev: KEEP ME and GOOD LUCK within border in upper and lower rim, “תשליכנו / לצת זקנה אל„ [Do not cast us off in our old age. (Psalm 71:9)] and DO NOT CAST US / OFF AT OUR OLD AGE, in center, between profiles of elderly man and woman facing left and right, respectively.

Ref: Randolph, Marc A. “Jewish Homes for the Aged Tokens,” The Shekel, XXXVI No. 3 (May-June 2003) 14-19, Figure 1.

Note: Founded in 1929 and based on North Street, where it remained until 1965. It continues to exist as the Cedars Nursing Care Center.
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Jewish Home for Wayfarers (Los Angeles, California)48 viewsObv: JEWISH HOME FOR WAYFARERS • 1930 TENTH AN-NIVERSARY 1940 • around rim, I HAVE / CONTRIBUTED and AN 6853 / 127 SO. BOYLE AVE. / LOS ANGELES above and below building.

Rev: הכנסת אורחים בית (≈ Home for Wayfarers) and העשירי היוכל לחג נדבתי (≈ I Have Contributed / Tenth Anniversary) around rim, Star of David in center flanked by 1940 and 1930, תש ה אל in center.

Ref: None known.

Founded in 1930 George Saylin, a Latvian immigrant and 1910 graduate of the Buffalo School of Medicine who moved to Los Angeles in 1922. It is listed in the 1946-1947 Jewish Annual Yearbook, and stated to be in the Rowan Building (which was at 131 West 5th Street, and was a prominent office building in the business district).
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John Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", (Hasmonean King), Æ Prutah, 134-104 BCE61 viewsBronze prutah of Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", 2.2g, 13.5mm, Jerusalem mint.

Obverse: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns.
Reverse: Hebrew inscription, “Yehochanan the High Priest and Head of the Council of the Jews” –
יהוחנן הכהן הגדול ראש חבר היהדים, surrounded by wreath.

References: Hendin 459

Added to collection: November 7, 2005
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John Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", (Hasmonean King), Æ Prutah, 134-104 BCE84 viewsBronze prutah of Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", aVF+, 2.3g, 13.8mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint.

Obverse: double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns.
Reverse: Hebrew inscription, “Yehochanan the High Priest and Head [of the Council of the Jews]” –
יהוחנן הכהן הגדול ראש ח[בר היהדי]ם, surrounded by wreath.

References: Hendin 453, TJC type D

Added to collection: November 4, 2005
1 commentsDaniel Friedman
judaea_alexander_jannaeus_Hendin469.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC K6123 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.65/18.30mm, 2.61g
Jerusalem, 95-76 BC
obv. Eight pointed star with globe in center in diadem; between rays Paleo-Hebrew legend:
י-ה-נו-ןת-ה-מ-ל-ך
= Y-H-WN-TN-H-M-L-K (counterclockwise)
= Yehonatan Ha Malik
= Yehonatan the king
rev. BASILEWS ALEZANDROY (clockwise)
around anchor
ref. GBC5 1150; GBC4 469; AJC Ca8; TJC K6
VF, nice ex.

The first bilingual Judean coin!
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin467.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC N1131 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), AD 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 15.06mm, 2.10g, 0°
Jerusalem, 95-76 BC
obv. Lily, on both sides Paleo-Hebrew legend:
ךלמה - ןתנוהי
= YHWNTN - H MLK
= Yehonatan Ha Malik
= Yehonatan the king
rev. [BASILEWS] ALEZADROV(sic!) (in Greek) around anchor
= King Alexander
ref. GBC5 1148; GBC4 467; AJC Aa3; TJC N1
VF, black-green patina, N of ALEZANDROV is missing

The lily was the symbol for the temple and the Jewish civilisation, but for a more spiritual idea referring to the redemption of Israel too: "I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily (Hosea 14:6) (Meshorer)
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P10.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P106 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P10
Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.00g, 13.97mm, 315°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברהי / הדמ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR H Y / HDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 73; AJC Ea10.; TJC P10
F+, legend clearly readable
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P14.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P11 var.28 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.26g, 12.64mm, 150°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברהיה / הדימ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR H YH / HDYM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 73; AJC Ea11 var.; TJC P11 var. (last line only דימ)
F+, legend clearly readable
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P13var.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P13 var.18 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.36g, 13.64mm, 180°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebraic legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברהי / הדי
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H Y / HDY
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaber Ha Yehudi[m]
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, all in dot circle
ref. Hendin 743; AJC Ea12 var.; TJC P13 var. (last מ missed)
about VF, complete legend, clearly readable
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P15.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P1511 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.48g, 14mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebraic legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברהי / ודמ
from r. to l.:von re.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR H Y / WDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaber Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, all in dot circle
ref. Hendin 743; AJC Ea17; TJC P15
about VF, complete legend, clearly readable
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judaea_alexander_jannaeus_Hendin473.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P17 #190 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.85g, 13.73mm, 330°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / ידמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / [YDM]
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha [Yehudim]
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council [of the Jews]
rev. Double Cornucopiae, flled with fruits and a grain ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea19; TJC P17
VF, rev. excentric
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P17_#2.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P17 #23 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.45g, 15.72mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / ידמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / YDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea19; TJC P17
VF, dark green patina
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alex_jannaeus_Hendin473_#5.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P19 #120 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.58g, 13.96mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / יהמ
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / YHM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea21; TJC P19
about VF/F, sand patina, detailed inscription
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P19_#2.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P19 #27 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 13.6mm, 1.3g
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / יהמ
from r. to l.:
[YHW] / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / YHM
= Yehonatin Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, ribboned, between pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV 473; AJC Ea2; TJC P19
about VF, red desert patina, clear legend
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judaea_alex_janneus_Hendin473_#3.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P3558 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.14g, 13.21mm, 330°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחבהי / דמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)B H Y / DM (R of ChBR missed!)
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea38; TJC P35
about VF, detailed inscription
Pedigree:
ex coll. Daniel Friedenberg
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin473_#4.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P3810 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.36g, 14.89mm, 315°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברהי / הידמ
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H Y / HYDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea41; TJC P38
about VF, detailed inscription
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judaea_alexander_jannaeus_Hendin473_#2.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P41105 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.99g, 13.76mm, 135°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגד / לוחבר / י
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GD / L W (Ch)B[R] / W
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver [Ha Yehudim]
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council [of the Jews]
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk, all in dotted circle
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea44; TJC P41
about VF, detailed inscription
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judaea_alexander_jannaeus_Hendin474.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q0470 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.17g, 13.99mm, 330°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכהן / הגדלוח / ברהיהו / דימ
from r. to l.:
YHWN / TN H KHN / H GDL W (Ch) / BR H YHW / DYM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae with ribbons, between horns a pomegranate, in dotted circle (very schematical depiction)
Hendin 474; AJC Fa4; TJC Q4
VF, nice sandpatina
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin474_#2.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q21 var.82 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.51g, 13.15mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legendin 4 lines within laurel-wreath:
יהונ / תן ה כ ג / דול ו ח / בר ה / מ
from r. to l.:
= YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch) / BR H / M(?)
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Ha [Yehud]im
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 474; AJC Fa21; TJC Q21 var.
VF+

This type has no article before the title! And it has GDWL instead of GDL!
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin474_#3.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q22 #121 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.87g, 14.07mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכג / דולוחב / ריהו / מ
from r. to left:
= [YH]WN / [T]N H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / R YHW / M
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with ribbons, pomegranate between horns, all in dotted circle
ref. Hendin IV, 474; AJC Fa22; TJC Q22
about VF
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin474_#5.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q22 #29 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.01g, 15.55mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכ / דולוח / ריה / מ
from r. to l. YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / R YHW / M
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[d]im
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. Hendin 474; AJC Fa22; TJC Q22
VF/F+, patina damage on rev.
pedigree:
ex coll. Ira Ettinger
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_Q23.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q239 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
Prutah, 1.64g, 14mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תן ה כ ג / דול חבר / יהוד / מ
from r. to l. YHWN / TN H K G / DWL (Ch)BR / YHWD / M
= Yehonatan Ha Ko[hen] Gadol Chaver Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae decorated with ribbons, pomegranate between
ref. Hendin4 474; AJC Fa23; TJC Q23
F+, sand patina
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin474_#4.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q2718 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.23g, 14.49mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכג / דולוחב / יהד
from r. to l.:
YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / YHD
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Yehudi[m]
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long
stalk
ref. GBC4 474; AJC I Fa27; TJC Q27
about VF, nice inscription, black patina with earthen deposits
Pedigree:
ex coll. Schöttle/Stuttgart (acquired 1968)

The last R (at the wrong place!) is missed, but there is enough space for it.
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_Q45.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q45 9 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.29g, 14.38mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןכהן / דולוח / ידמ
from r. to l.:
= YHWN / TN KHN / [G]DWL W (Ch) / YDM
= Yehonatan Kohen Gadol We Ch[aver] Yehudim
= Yehonatan Highpriest and Council of [the] Yews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV, 474; AJC Fb3; TJC 45
F+, black green patina, rev. extremely excentric
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judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin475.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC R2046 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.93g, 13.93mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath, in typical cursive style:
[יהונת / ןכהןג / דלוחב / [רהיהוד
from r. to l.:
= YHWNT / N KHN G / DL W (Ch)B / [R H YHWD]
= Yehonatan Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehud[im]
= Yehonatan High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae with ribbons, between horns a pomegranate, in dotted circle
ref. GBC5 1136; GBC4 475; AJC Gb17; TJC R20
VF, nice sandpatina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The last line is very crude.
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Judaea,_First_Revolt,_AE-16mm_Prutah__Year_2_(67-8_AD),_Hendin_(old)_661,_Hendin_(2010),_1360,_Meshorer_196_,_Q-001,_6h,_15,5mm,_2,12g-s.jpg
Judaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #1141 viewsJudaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #1
avers: שנח שתים, Hebrew legend "Shenath Shethaim" (Year Two) around amphora with a wide rim and two handles.
reverse: חרות ציון, Hebrew legend "Cheruth Zion" (Freedom of Zion) around vine leaf with small branch and tendril.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,12g, axes: 6h,
mint: Judaea, First Revolt, date: Year 2 = 67-68 A.D., ref: Hendin (old) 661, Hendin (2010), 1360, Meshorer 196.
Q-001
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin454.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC A10100 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.13mm, 1.73g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהג / דלוחברה / יהדימ / A
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)NN / H KHN H G / DL W (Ch)BR H / YHDYM
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC5 1132; GBC4 454; AJC Ma9; TJC A10
very rare, about EF

The 'A' probably signifies that this is John's earliest mintage and thus under the authority of Antiochos VII. Hence also the fine style.
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin456.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B1160 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 13.77mm, 1.92g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines, 2 dots above, all within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהגד / להחברה / יהדימ
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)NN / H KHN H GD / L H (Ch)BR H / YHDYM
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest the Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle, monogram in l. field (not visible)
ref. Hendin 5, 1133; Hendin 4, 456; AJC Na18; TJC B11
VF/F+
pedigree:
ex Hendin

This type has 2 different shapes for the Nun.
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin 455cf.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B1366 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.53mm, 2.17g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהג / דלוחברה / יהדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)NN / H KHN H G / DL W (Ch)BR H / YHDY / M
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin cf. 455/7; AJC Na29; TJC B13
F+/VF
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin455.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B16 var.97 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.14g, 13.53mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוחנ / ןהכהןהג / דלוחבר / היהדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)N / N H KHN H G / DL W (Ch)BR / H YHDY / M
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin IV 455-57; Hendin V 1133; AJC Na33; TJC B16 var. (has G in 3rd line)
about EF, dark brown patina

Thanks to Frederic!
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin453_#1.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC D554 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.85g, 14.17mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכה / ןהגדלו / חברה / ידמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / (Ch)NN H KH / N H G DL W / (Ch)BR H / YDM
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 4, 453; AJC Pb3; TJC D5
VF/F

Typically for group D is the line as N
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin453_#2.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC D622 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.13g, 14.22mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכהן / הגדלו / חברה / ידמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / (Ch)NN H KHN / H GDL W / (Ch)BR H / Y[DM]
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehud[im]
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 4, 453; Hendin 5, 1135; AJC Pb4; TJC D6
very rare, EF/VF, nice sand patina

Typically for group D is the line as N
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin460.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC D846 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.08g, 14.37mm, 180°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכה / ןהגדלו / חברהי / די
from r. to l.:
YHW / (Ch)NN H KH / N H GDL W / (Ch)BR H Y / DY
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudi[m]
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 453; AJC Pb6; TJC D8
VF+

Letter of N designed as a simple stroke I
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC E107 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 14mm, 2.14g
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוח / כהן ה נן / חר ו גדל / י ה ב
from r. to l.:
= YHW(Ch) / NN H KHN / GDL W (Ch)[B] / R H Y
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha [Yehudim]
= Yehochanan the Highpriest and Council [of the Jews]
rev. Double cornucopiae with ribbons, pomegranate between horns
ref. Hendin IV, 463; AJC La10; TJC E10
F/about VF, sand patina
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judaea_hyrcanusI_Hendin464.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC E1913 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.28mm, 1.69g, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכ / הןהגדל / וחבר
from r. to l.:
= YHW / (Ch)NN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver [Ha Yehudim]
= Yehochanan the Highpriest and Council [of the Jews]
rev. Double cornucopiae with ribbons, pomegranate between horns
ref. Hendin V, 1139; Hendin IV, 464; AJC La18; TJC E19
about VF/F+, brown patina, rev. excentric

Strange depiction on rev. below the dotted circle, overstruck?
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC F1162 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.59g, 14mm
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוח / נןהכהן / הגדלוח / ברי
from r. to l.:
= YHW(Ch) / NN H KHN / H GDL W (Ch) / BR Y
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ye[hudim]
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC4 452; AJC K8; TJC F11
about VF
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC F225 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.92g, 13mm
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוח / ןנ ה ןהכ ג / דל רבח / י
from r. to l.:
= YHW(Ch) / NN H KHN G / DL (Ch)BR / Y
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Gadol Chaver Ye[hudim]
= Yehochanan the High Priest Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC4 452; AJC K21; TJC F22
about VF
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC G834 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.52g, 15.01mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath, typical square style:
[יהו / חנןהכ / ןהגדל / חברה / [דמ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / (Ch)NN H K / N H GDL / (Ch)BR H / [DM]
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Chaver Ha [Yehudim]
= Yehochanan the High Priest Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin IV, 463; Hendin V, 1140; AJC Lb2; TJC G8
about VF/F+
pedigree:
ex Hendin
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC I3982 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.46mm, 2.22g, 90°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכה / ןהגדלר / אשהד / הימ
from r. to l.: YHW / (Ch)NN H KH / H GDL R / '(Sh) H Y / HYM
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Rosh Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest, Head of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle; in l. field monogram Lambda
ref. Hendin 457; AJC Sc25; TJC I39
rare, VF+, rev. excentric

The legend with rosh is rare.
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), TJC S137 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.30g, 13.97mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהונת / ןכהןגד / לוחבר / יהוד
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHWNT / N KHN GD / L W (Ch)BR / YHWD[M]
= Yehonatan Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yehudim
= Yehonatan High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. GBC4 479-80; AJC Ha10; TJC S13 (last M missing)
about VF/F, rev. extremely excentric

cursive letters, crude style
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC S10 var.57 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 13mm, 1.40g
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in paleo-Hebraic in 4 lines in laurel-wreath:
ינתן ה / כהן גדל / ו חבר ה / יהדי
from r. to l.:
YNTN H / KHN GDL / W (Ch)BR H / YHDY
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehud[im]
= Yonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons, pomegranate between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 479; AJC type Ha31 var.; TJC S10 var. (without H after ChBR!)
VF, crude style as usual, but complete inscription!
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

This type could have been struck during the reign of his mother, Salome Alexandra, as queen, 76-67 BC, or during his reign as king or ethnarch. Some scientists think that this type has been struck under Alexander Jannaeus at the end of his reign. Usually this type is crude with unreadable letters and incomplete legends.
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC S24 var.8 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, (ethnarch) 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.60g, 13.35mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / כהן גדל / ו חבר י / הדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YNTN / KHN GDL / W (Ch)BR Y / HDY / M
= Yonatan Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yeduhim
= Yonatan Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV 479-80; AJC Ha21 var.; TJC 24 var. (without מ in 4th line)
about VF, nice sand patina


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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC S30 var.4 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - prutah, 2.15g, 16.14mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / הכהןגדל / וחברי / הדימ / ה
from r. to l.:
= YNTN / H KHN GDL / W (Ch)BR Y / H DYM / H
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yehudim
= Yonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate between horns
ref. Hendin 479-80; AJC Ha33; TJC S30 var. (different legend break between 1st and 2nd line)
VF
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T1 var.10 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.66g, 14.77mm, 0°
struck in Jerualem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / ה כהן כ / דל ו ח / בר יהד / [מ]
from r. to l.:
YNTN / H KHN G / DL W (Ch) / BR YHD / [M]
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yehudim
= Yonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornuopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV 478; AJC I1 var.; TJC T1 var. (has הגדל and ג at 1. letter in 3rd line)
sand patina

These type was overstruck on coins of type N, anchor in circle and lily. On the r. edge of the rev. we can read ונתן of the underlying coin.


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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T10 var.22 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - prutah, 2.27g, 14.54mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / הכהןה / גדלוחבר / היהמ
from r. to l.:
= YNTN / H KHN / GDL W (Ch)BR / H YHM(?)
= Yonatan Ha Kohen We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate between horns; anchor undertype visible, at the border remains of the Greek legend: ALEXA
ref. Hendin 478; AJC Ia8 var.; TJC T10 var. (last 2 lines different)
VF
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This type is overstruck on type TJC N (legend over lily, cornucopiae over anchor)

This type has been reattributed from Hyrcanus II to Alexander Jannaeus by Hendin and Shachar in `The Identity of YNTN on Hasmonean Overstruck Coins and the Chronology of the Alexander Jannaeus Types,` Israel Numismatic Research 3, 2008: 87-94. It appears this type was overstruck on earlier coins of Alexander Jannaeus that had never been released from the mint. (FAC)
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T1112 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II [Yonatan], king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.48g, 16.13mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / ה כהן [ה] / כדל ו ח / בר יה / מ
from r. to l.:
YNTN / H KHN [H] / GDL W (Ch) / BR YH / M
= Yonatan Ha Kohen [Ha] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[d]im
= Yonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
ref. Hendin IV 478; AJC Ia9; TJC T11
sand patina
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judaea_hyrcanusII_Hendin478.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T3 var.79 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.82g, 14.66mm, 45°
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in Paleo-Hebrew in 6 lines in laurel-wreath:
ינתןה / כהןגד / לוחבר / היהדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YNTN H / KHN GD / L W (Ch)BR / H YHDY / M
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC5 1149; GBC4 478; AJC Ia1 var.; TJC T3 var. (have in 4. line only YDHY)
VF, crude style as usual, but complete inscription!
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T759 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.60g, 17mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel-wreath:
ינתן / ה כהן ה / גדל ו חב / ר הדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YNTN / H KHN H / GDL W (Ch)B / R HDY / M(?)
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yehudim
= Yonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons, pomegranate between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 478; AJC type I; TJC T7
VF

This coin clearly is an overstruck of Hendin 467. You can see ANDROV BAC around the circle on the rev.
This type has been reattributed from Hyrcanus II to Alexander Jannaeus by Hendin and Shachar in "The Identity of YNTN on Hasmonean Overstruck Coinas and the Chronology of the Alexander Jannaeus Types," Israel Numismatic Research 3, 2008: 87-94. It appears this type was overstruck on earlier coins of Alexander Jannaeus that had never been released from the mint. (FAC)
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T7 var.9 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.23g, 15.83mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
[ינתן] / הכהןה / גדלהחב / [מ / ריהד]
from r. to l.:
= [YNTN] / H KHN H / GDL H (Ch)B / [R YHD / M]
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver [of the Jews]
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate, beneath remains of the lily and the underlying Paleo-Hebrew legend:
נתןהמל
from r. to l.:
= NTN - H ML
= [Yeho]natan Ha Mal[ik]
= Yehonatan the king
ref.: Hendin 478; AJC Ia4; TJC T7 var. (Here we have clearly "Ha Chaver", not "We Chaver" as usually!)
rare so nice, S+

This type is an overstrike of TJC group N (lily).
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Judaea, Judah Aristobulus I, TJC U223 viewsJudah Aristobulus I (Yehudah), 104-103 BC
AE - Prutah 1.69g, 14.42mm, 45°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוד / הכהןגד / ולוחברה / יהוד / ימ
from r. to l.:
= YHWD / H KHN GD / WL W (Ch)BR H / YHWD / YM
= Yehudah Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehudah Highpriest and Council of Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with ribbons, pomegranate between horns
Rev. type A: broad pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV, 465; Hendin V 1143; AJC Ja2; TJC U2
VF
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Judaea, Judah Aristobulus I, TJC U9 var.18 viewsJudah Aristobulus I (Jehudah), 104-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.19g, 14.98mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in Paleo-Hebrew in 5 lines within laurel-wreath:
יהוד / הכהןגד / ולוחבר / היהד / ימ
from r. to l.:
YHWD / H KHN GD / WL W (Ch)BR / HYHD / YM
= Yehudah Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehudah High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin IV, 465; AJC Ja9 var; TJC U9 var. (has in 5th line only M, but here it is MY!)
VF+, nice sand patina

This type has no article before the title! and it has GDWL instead of GDL!
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Judaea, Judah Aristobulus I, TJC V1122 viewsJudah Aristobulus I (Jehudah), 104-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.88g, 15.21mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in Paleo-Hebrew in 6 lines within laurel-wreath:
יהו / דההכה / ןהגדל / וחברה / יהד / ימ
from r. to l.:
YHW / DH H KH / N H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / YHD / YM
= Yehudah Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehudah the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC5 1142; GBC4 466; AJC Jc1; TJC V1
very rare, EF, nice black patina with red earthen layers
Thanks to Salem!

This type has articles before the titles!
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Judaea, Mattathias Antigonus, TJC 3646 viewsMatthathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40-37 BC
AE 24 (big bronze), 13.25g, 24.13mm
obv. Double cornucopiae with fruits and Palaeo-Hebrew legend:
[ימ / רהיוד / וחב / הגד / ן]הכה / תתיה[מ]
from r. to l.:
= [M]TTYH / H KH[N / H GDL / W (Ch)B / R H YWD / YM]
= Matitiah Ha Kohen H Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Matitiah the Highpriest and the Council of the Jewish
rev. Ivy wreath with legend around in Greek:
[BAC]ILEO ANTIG[ONOV] (N of ANTIG retrograd)
ref. Hendin IV, 481; AJC type U; TJC 36
VF, dark green patina
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Judaea, Mattathias Antigonus, TJC 37c101 viewsMatthathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40-37 BC
AE 21 (prutah), 6.47g, 20.74mm, 90°
obv. Cornucopiae with fruits and Palaeo-Hebrew legend:
מתתיההכהןהג
from r. to l:
[MT]TYH H KHN H G
= Matitiah Ha Kohen Ha Ga[dol]
= Matitiah the Highpriest
rev. Laurel wreath, Greek legend within in two lines:
BACIL / ANTIG
Hendin 482; AJC type V4; TJC group 37c
about VF, nice green patina, rev. a bit excentric
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Judaea, Mattathias Antigonus, TJC 40103 viewsMattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40-37 BC
AE 14 (Prutah), 1.8g, 14.4mm
obv. Wreath with retrograde Paleo-Hebrew legend:
כהי / תתמ
= MTT / YH K
= Matatiah P[riest]
rev. Double cornucopiae with grain-ear between (wheat?)
ref. Hendin IV, 483; AJC Y1; TJC 40
VF+

The legend of this type is always retrograde!
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Judaea, Procuratorial. Antonius Felix. 52-59 B.C. Ć prutah. Prefect under Claudius, Dated year 14 = 54 C.E.. 18 viewsObv. IOY ΛIA AΓ PIΠΠI NA, legend within wreath tied at bottom with X.
Rev. TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP ΓEPM, LIΔ beneath two crossed palm branches.
References: Hendin 1347; Meshorer TJC 342; RPC 4970.
17mm, 1.78 grams.
Canaan
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Judaea, Procurators. Porcius Festus. 59-62 C.E. AE prutah 26 viewsProcurator under Nero, Year 5 = 58/59 CE.
Obv. NEP/WNO/C, legend within wreath, bottom tied with X.
Rev.LЄ KAICAPOC, palm branch.
References: Hendin 1351; Meshorer TJC 345; RPC 4972.
17mm, 2.32 grams.
Canaan
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Judaea, Procurators. Porcius Festus. 59-62 C.E. AE prutah8 viewsProcurator under Nero, Year 5 = 58/59 CE.
Obv. NEP/WNO/C, legend within wreath, bottom tied with X.
Rev.LЄ KAICAPOC, palm branch.
References: Hendin 1351; Meshorer TJC 345; RPC 4972.
16mm, 1.88 grams.
Canaan
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Judaea, Under Claudius I, Nero Claudius Caesar, Britannicus by Antonius Felix (54 AD), AE Prutah, Year 1417 viewsRoman Provincial, Judaea, Under Claudius I, Nero Claudius Caesar, Britannicus by Antonius Felix (54 AD), AE Prutah, Year 14

Obverse: NƐPW KΛAY KAICAP, Two shields, two spears crossed, within dotted circle border, off-center.

Reverse: BPIT, L-[IΔ], K[AI], Six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, within dotted circle border.

Reference: Hendin 1348, RPC I 4971, TJC 340, GBC 1348, Meshorer 34o

Ex: VCoins - Holyland Ancient Coin Corporation - Musa Ali
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Judaea. Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.)78 viewsHendin 473, TJC Group P, AJC I Group E

AE Prutah, 13 mm.

Obv: Paleo-Hebrew legend in five lines in a wreath:
יהו/נתן הכ/הן הגדל/וחבר הי/הידם
(YHWNTN HKHN HGDL WHBR HYHWDYM = Yehonatan the high priest and the council of the Jews)

Rev: Double cornucopia with pomegranate in between the horns.

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Judaea. Jewish War Against Rome 13 viewsHendin 661, Meshorer TJC 196, Meshorer AJC II, 260, 12.

AE Prutah, year 2 (67/68 A.D.) 16-17 mm.

Obv: Amphora with broad rim and two handles; around שנח שתים(year two)

Rev: Vine leaf on small branch; around חרות ציון (the freedom of Zion).
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Judaea. Jewish War Against Rome 7 viewsHendin 664, Meshorer TJC 204, Meshorer AJC II, 261, 20.

AE Prutah, year 3 (68/69 A.D.) 15-18 mm.

Obv: Amphora with broad rim, two handles, and lid decorated with tiny globes hanging around edge; around שנח שלוש(year three)

Rev: Vine leaf on small branch; around חרות ציון (the freedom of Zion).
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Judaea. John Hyrcanus I (135-104 B.C.)11 viewsHendin 454 (4th ed.), Hendin 1132 (5th ed.), Meshorer TJC A (A3), Meshorer AJC I Group A

AE Prutah, 1.753 gr., 14.9 mm.

Obv: Paleo-Hebrew legend in wreath: יהותנן / הכהן הגד / ל וחבר הי / הודים
(YHChNN HKHN HGDL WHBR HYH)
(Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews), Greek A (alpha) above inscription.

Rev: Double cornucopia with pomegranate in between the horns.

ex Forum Ancient Coins (photo Forum Ancient Coins)
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Judaea. John Hyrcanus II (67 and 63-40 B.C.)12 viewsHendin 479, Meshorer TJC Group S, Meshorer AJC I Group H

AE Prutah, 13-14 mm.

Obv: Crude paleo-Hebrew legend in four lines in a wreath: ינתן ה/כהן גדל/וחבר י/הדי; גדול/וחבר י/הדי
(YHWN H/KHN GDWL/HBR/VHVR Y/HDY = Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews)

Rev: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate in between the horns.
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Judaea. John Hyrcanus II (67 and 63-40 B.C.)9 viewsHendin 480, Meshorer TJC Group S, Meshorer AJC I Group Hd

AE Prutah, 13-14 mm.

Obv: Illegible paleo-Hebrew legend in four lines in a wreath, imitative of: ינתן ה/כהן גדל/וחבר י/הדי;
(YHWN H/KHN GDWL/HBR/VHVR Y/HDY = Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews)

Rev: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate in between the horns.
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Judaea. Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.)55 viewsHendin 474 (4th ed), Hendin 1174 (5th ed), Meshorer TJC Group Q, Meshorer AJC I Group F

AE Prutah, 14-15 mm.

Obv: Paleo-Hebrew legend in five lines in a wreath: יהונ/תן הכג/דול חבר/היו/ם
(YHWN/TN HK G/DWL HBR/HYW/M = Yehonatan the high priest and the Council of the Jews)

Rev: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate in between the horns.
Stkp
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JUDAEA. PORCIUS FESTUS UNDER NERO PRUTAH9 viewsJudaea,Porcius Festus. 59-62 C.E. Ć prutah (16mm . 2.06gm). Procurator under Nero, Dated year 5 = 58/59 CE.
NЄP/WNO/C, legend within wreath, bottom tied with X / LЄ KAICAPOC, palm branch.
Hendin 1351; Meshorer TJC 345; RPC 4972
Antonivs Protti
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Judaea; Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), Hardian51 viewsAelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) in Judaea.

In 130, Hadrian visited the ruins of Jerusalem, in Judaea, left after the First Roman-Jewish War of 66–73. He rebuilt the city, renaming it Aelia Capitolina after himself and Jupiter Capitolinus, the chief Roman deity. A new temple dedicated to the worship of Jupiter was built on the ruins of the old Jewish Second Temple, which had been destroyed in 70. In addition, Hadrian abolished circumcision, which was considered by Romans and Greeks as a form of bodily mutilation and hence "barbaric". These anti-Jewish policies of Hadrian triggered in Judaea a massive Jewish uprising, led by Simon bar Kokhba and Akiba ben Joseph. Following the outbreak of the revolt, Hadrian called his general Sextus Julius Severus from Britain, and troops were brought from as far as the Danube. Roman losses were very heavy, and it is believed that an entire legion, the XXII Deiotariana was destroyed. Indeed, Roman losses were so heavy that Hadrian's report to the Roman Senate omitted the customary salutation "I and the legions are well". However, Hadrian's army eventually put down the rebellion in 135, after three years of fighting. According to Cassius Dio, during the war 580,000 Jews were killed, 50 fortified towns and 985 villages razed. The final battle took place in Beitar, a fortified city 10 km. southwest of Jerusalem. The city only fell after a lengthy siege, and Hadrian did not allow the Jews to bury their dead. According to the Babylonian Talmud, after the war Hadrian continued the persecution of Jews. He attempted to root out Judaism, which he saw as the cause of continuous rebellions, prohibited the Torah law, the Hebrew calendar and executed Judaic scholars (see Ten Martyrs). The sacred scroll was ceremonially burned on the Temple Mount. In an attempt to erase the memory of Judaea, he renamed the province Syria Palaestina (after the Philistines), and Jews were forbidden from entering its rededicated capital. When Jewish sources mention Hadrian it is always with the epitaph "may his bones be crushed" (שחיק עצמות), an expression never used even with respect to Vespasian or Titus who destroyed the Second Temple.

JUDAEA, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Ć 22mm (11.03 gm, 11h). Struck 136 CE. IMP CAES TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust / COL AEL KAPIT, COND in exergue, Hadrian, as priest-founder, plowing with team of oxen right; vexillum behind. Meshorer, Aelia 2; Hendin 810; SNG ANS -.
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Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus (TJC U, Hendin 1143)43 viewsJudah (Yehudah) Aristobulus. 104-103 B.C.E. AE Prutah. Hebrew inscription (Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) surrounded by wreath / Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.

The script reads:
יהוד
ה כהן גד
ול וחבר
...

As with many other Yehudah coins, גדל is spelled as plene: גדול
Aarmale
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Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus (TJC U, Hendin 1143)63 viewsJudah (Yehudah) Aristobulus. 104-103 B.C.E. AE Prutah. Hebrew inscription (Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) surrounded by wreath / Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.

The script reads:
יהוד
ה כהן גד
ול וחבר
י]הוד]
ם

As with many other Yehudah coins, גדל is spelled as plene: גדול
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Judah Aristobulus I, (Hasmonean King), Æ prutah, 104-103 BCE52 viewsJudah Aristobulus I, 104-103 BCE, bronze prutah of 13.7 mm, 2.02 grams, Jerusalem.

Obverse: Hebrew inscription surrounded by wreath; “Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews”, יהוד הכהן גדול וחבר הי[הודים]
Reverse: 2-cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns

Reference: Hendin 465.

Added to collection: January 16, 2006
Daniel Friedman
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Kings of Macedon - Philip II43 views359 – 336 B.C.
Bronze Unit
6.29 gm, 17.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo right wearing taenia
Rev.: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above, young (naked) male rider atop horse prancing left (rare), monogram (retrograde P) below
Macedonian mint
Sear 6696-8 var.

Photographed on a bit of an angle to emphasize relief
Jaimelai
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm21 viewsKINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26 mm, 12.62 g, 8h). Lustrous EF. Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear. Paeonian Hoard 434. Superb EF with unusually well struck up types. Irregular flan (not clipped or cut1 commentsMark R1
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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos172 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos [unlisted rev. die]
KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.83 g, 1h). Alexandreia Troas mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; monogram to inner left, ligate ΘE on throne. Meadows, Earliest 22 (A13/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Thompson 161; Müller –; SNG Berry 438 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, some porosity, a few minor marks. Rare.


This coin is considered as Best of The Type :

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-99497


From the Sam Mansourati collection. / EX CNG
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Klazomenai, Ionia, AE15, ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ25 viewsAE15
15.0mm 3.10gr
O: NO LEGEND; Helmeted head of Athena, right.
R: ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ; Ram recumbent, right.
SNG Cop 64.
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Licinius I, Follis, SOLI INVICTO COMITI7 viewsAE Follis
Licinius I
Augustus: 308 - 324AD
Issued: 314 - 315AD
19.0mm 2.82gr
O: IMP LICINIVS PF AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: SOLI INVICTO COMITI; Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe.
Exergue: R over X, left field; F, right field; RT, below line.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 826: B12, O18, R52, T68, M11.
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LYDIA, SARDES22 viewsPseudo-Autonomous Issue
1st - 2nd Century AD
AE 16.5 mm, 2.29 g
O: Head of young Herakles right, llionskin around neck
R.: SARDIANWN (mostly illegible) between bow in case and club; bee or fly next to club
Lydia, Sardes
cf SNG München 497. SNG Cop. 510.
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Macedonia, Amphipolis234 viewsAmphipolis was an ancient city of Macedonia, on the east bank of the river Strymon, where it emerges from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 m. from the sea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well centered and struck with a full EF reverse. Attractive lifetime issue of Alexander III 'The Great'. G5
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Marc Antony LEGIO XVI7 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO XVI

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC.
Fine, lightly toned, heavy scratches on reverse.
19.0 / 17.0 mm / 3.07 g / 0°

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / III VIR*R*P*C"
Reverse: "LEG XVI", aquila between two legionary standards.

Ex Civitas Galleries AC65497 (2016)

Crawford 544/31, RSC I 48, CRI 372.

MyID: 031A
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Marcus Aurelius29 viewsMarcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Ć As (26mm, 9.49 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 175. Laureate head right / Tiber reclining left, resting hand on boat. RIC III 1142; MIR 18, 290-9/30. VF, dark brown patina.

The chief river in central Italy, the Tiber rises as a small southwestern flow in the Apennines near Arretium, separating Etruria from Umbria and Latium. It flows 250 miles to the Mediterranean Sea at Ostia, joined by the Nar river after 110 miles, where its swift current is navigable but dangerous, and by the Teverone river 70 miles further on, where it becomes truly navigable, three miles north of Rome. Inside Rome, 22 miles from the coast, the Tiber is about 300 feet wide, 12-18 feet deep, and swift-moving, regularly overflowing its banks with heavy rains. Augustus created the office of curatores riparum et alvei Tiberis to deal with this recurring problem (Suetonius, Vita Divi Augusti 37). Muddy from the silt it carried (the Roman poets called it flavus tiberis), it formed Tiber Island at one bend in Rome and Insula Sacra, an island sacred to Venus 4 miles from the coast at Ostia,which was the ancient source of salt deposits.

The Tiber River is the symbolic father of Rome, guiding Aeneas in a dream to the future site of Rome (Vergil, AEN. VIII. 31-67), bearing the infant twins Romulus and Remus to safety, and serving as a safe and profitable pathway for early Roman commerce.
ecoli
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius17 viewsMarcus Aurelius Ć Sestertius. IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right / PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S C in five lines within laurel wreath.

RIC 1006, Cohen 497.

Tanit
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius73 viewsM ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
Laureate bust right

IMP VI COS III SC
Victory standing right attaching shield, inscribed VIC GER to palm tree

26.41g

RIC 1029, Sear 4978, BMC1423

Ex-ANE

Worn but with a lovely smooth chocolate patina

Sold Forum Auction March 2019
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Marcus Aurelius, Denarius, TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III PP10 viewsAR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius
Caesar: 140 - 161AD
Augustus: 161 - 180AD
Issued: January - October, 177AD
18.5 x 17.5mm ~3.0gr 0h
O: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM; Laureate head, right.
R: TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III PP; Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter.
Rome Mint
RIC 373; Sear 4943; Cohen 944; Aorta: 466: B11, O33, R133, T150, M2.7820vidas 311732328497
11/3/16 1/17/20
Nicholas Z
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Mark Antony Fleet coinage159 viewsMarcus Antonius Fleet coinage (Light Series)

M ANT IMP TERT COS DESIG ITER ET TERT III VIR RPC
Conjoined heads of Marcus Antonius and Octavia right

M OPPIVS CAPITO PRO PR PRAEF CLASS FC
Galley under sail right

Tarentum (?) summer 37 BC
4.13g

Sear 1497, RPC 1470, CRI 296,

Very rare in any condition

Cleaned by Kevin at NRC.

The legendary Fleet coinage of Antony belongs to two series, heavy and light. The "light series" is thought to have been minted at a later date, possibly just after Antony returned from his conference with Octavian in 37 BC. The meeting saw the Pact of Tarentum. Part of that agreement saw Antony loan 120 ships to Octavian along with his Admirals Altratinus and Capito.

A fine insight into Antony's administrative abilities can be seen by his fleet coinage that came in sestertius, dupondius and as denominations. Of note is that Antony's "Fleet Coinage" shows the appearance of the first sestertius in bronze rather than silver. When Octavian (Augustus) reformed the coinage 20 years later he maintained the exact same denominations; sestertius, dupondius and as. After Actium Octavian also kept many if not all of the client Kings in their positions and territories. A strong case for Antony's capabilities as an administrator.

M. Oppius Capito occupied an important position in Antony's inner circle although little is known of him. Capito's coins are more abundant than those of his colleagues and only Capito's coins include the title "Praefectus classis" (Prefect of the fleet). Most of his coins are found in Greece and were probably minted in Piraeus, the harbor complex of Athens. Athens at this time was the home of Antony and Octavia so it is likely that Capito's mint would be located here.

Sold to Calgary Coin Jan 2016
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Masada Silver Token71 viewsThis is a silver Israeli token.

OBVERSE: MASADA SHALL NOT FALL AGAIN around שנית מצדה לא תיפול
REVERSE: Massada, above it reads בני חורן נשאר, benath the roman camp it reads WE SHALL REMAIN FREE MEN
aarmale
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Mattathias Antigonus "Matityahu", (Hasmonean King), Æ Prutah, 40-37 BCE43 viewsBronze Prutah coin of Mattathias Antigonus "Matityahu", 12x14 mm.

Obverse: Retrograde Hebrew inscription ‘Mattatayah’ מתתיה surrounded by wreath and border of dots.
Reverse: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons and ear of barley or corn between the horns. Border of dots.

Reference: Hendin 483, Meshorer AJC I type Y1, TJC type 38c, SNG Part 6, 193.

Added to collection: November 9, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Maurice Tiberius21 viewshalf follis, Constantinople, year 11 (592-3 AD), officina A, Sear 497.Tanit
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Maurice Tiberius , AE half follis, SB 4979 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PP AV or similar, Helmeted (or crowned) abd cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. shield
Reverse: Large K ANNO/regnal year 15, (XU), cross above Officina letter "delta" below
Date: 597/8 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 497 DO 47-63
30 mm 11.52gm
wileyc
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half-Follis SB 49723 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 7 (GI) to rt, Officina letter (delta) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 588/9 CE
SB 497
25mm, 6.13g
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half-Follis SB 49741 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 11 (XI ) to rt, Officina letter (B) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 592/3 CE
SB 497
20mm, 4.60g
1 commentswileyc
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Maurice Tiberius, Half Follis, large K, Constantinople, 582-602 AD23 views5.6g / 22mm _260
SB 497 Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Half-Follis. Constantinople. DN MAVR TIBER PP AV or similar, helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, sometimes with cloak drawn over left shoulder, holding cross on globe, sometimes also with shield / Large K, ANNO to left, cross, or P-headed cross, or chi-rho or P over star above, regnal year to right, officina letter below; mintmark CON. SB 497, BMC 71. (1,491 known combinations.)
Antonivs Protti
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Maurice Tiberius, SBCV 4979 viewsDn mAVR TIbER PP AV
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger
Large K, ANNO left, IX/II right, Cross above, E below
Constantinople
AE half follis, 24mm ragged flan
novacystis
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Maurice Tiberius, SBCV 49710 viewsDn mAVRIC TIbERI PP AV
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger
Large K, ANNO left, uIII right, Cross above, A below
Constantinople
AE half follis, 22mm, 4.62g
novacystis
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Maurice Tiberius, SBCV 4979 viewsDn mAuRI TbE
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger
Large K, ANNO left, XII right, Cross above, Δ below
Constantinople
AE half follis, 24mm, 5.81g
novacystis
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Maxentius - AE follis8 viewsOstia
309-312 AD
laureate head right
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Castor and Pollux, each with star above cap, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on scepter with outer arm, holding bridled horse with inner hand
AETE_RNITAS__AVG N
MOSTS
RIC 35; Cohen 5; Sear 14975
6,25g
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSEL
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Maxentius, 306 - 312 AD19 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head of Maxentius facing right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, standing facing each other, each holding a horse by the bridle; MOSTQ in exergue.

Billon Follis, Ostia mint, 309 - 312 AD

7.1 grams, 24 mm, 180°

RIC VI 35, S14975, VM 14
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Maxentius, Follis102 viewsOstia mint, 3rd officina AD 309
IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
AET ERNITAS AVGN, Dioscuri facing each other, holding their horse by bridle. Between them she wolf suckling Remus and Romulus. MOSTΓ at exergue
7.43 gr
Ref : Cohen # 10, RCV # 14976 (100), RIC VI # 16
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Maxentius, Follis34 viewsOstia mint, 3rd officina AD 309
IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
AET ERNITAS AVGN, Dioscuri facing each other, holding their horse by bridle. Between them she wolf suckling Remus and Romulus. MOSTΓ at exergue
7.43 gr
Ref : Cohen # 10, RCV # 14976 (100), RIC VI # 16
Potator II
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Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.41 viewsBronze follis, RIC VI 70a, F/VF, Nicomedia mint, weight 4.240g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 225o, 311 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVTI E - XERCITVS, Virtus standing right holding spear and shield, trophy over shoulder, Γ in right field, SMN in exergue; scarce;Philoromaos
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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille, Ferdinand & Isabella, AN Double Excelente, Struck c.A.D.1479-1504.1064 viewsObverse: FERNANDVS : Z : ELISABET : DEI : GRA +. Crowned busts of Ferdinand & Isabella facing each other.
Reverse: SVB VMBRA ALARVM TVA. Haloed eagle of the evangelist John behind the crowned united coats of arms of Castile-Leon / Aragon-Sicily.

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille united Spain and captured the beautiful Moorish city of Granada, thus completing the Reconquista of Spain. After the fall of the last Muslim kingdom, they turned their attention to exploration which led to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

The gold Castellano weighing 4,6g was introduced in Castile by Enrique IV in 1475, the coin was highly valued and therefore called "excelente". In 1483 however, Barcelona and Valencia introduced the gold ducat of 3,5g. In 1497, in order to unify gold coin standards within Spain, a coinage act was passed and the Excelente of 3,5 g and 23,75 carat replaced the Castellano in Castile.
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Minnie Tulipan Society Inc. (probably Brooklyn, New York)66 viewsAE token, 28.5 mm. (undated)

Obv: GOOD LUCK along rim above Jewish star, חי (Chai = life and/or luck) below star to the left and to the right, MINNIE TULIPAN and SOCIETY INC. above and below two faces in profile within star.

Rev: HELP BUILD/A/JEWISH HOME/NON-SECTARIAN/FOR/SENILE AGED.

Ref: None known.

Note: Incorporated in New York State in 1928 and still an active not-for-profit corporation, I have not been able to find any information about this organization.
Stkp
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.06 (plate coin)31 viewsCaracalla a Caesar, AD 196-198
AE 17, 2.37g, 16.96mm, 30°
obv. M AV KA - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC IC
Dionysos, nude, stg. half left, resting with l. hand on thyrsos with pine-cones on both ends and pouring
from kantharos in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1497 var. (has PROC I)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2928 var. (= AMNG 1497, has M AVR KAI)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.8.6 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.26 (plate coin)27 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 23, 6.4g, 22.98mm, 180°
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC.
Bust, cuirassed with scale armour, laureate, r.
rev. [NI]KOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON (ON ligate)
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on wreath, head turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) cf. Blancon list 41, Nr.922 and Nr.924 (AE 16) (Thanks to Curtis Clay)
d) Elsen auction 96, lot 497 (same dies)
e) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.26 (plate coin)
Very rare, VF/about VF, dark green patina
Jochen
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MPR 497 AEQVITI SERIES12 viewsOBVERSE: PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVID_ENTIA AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RTζ
WEIGHT 4.09g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 181
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 497 (77 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 386
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED AEQVITI SERIES ("T")
Barnaba6
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Nabataea: Aretas IV Philopatris, r. 9 BCE - 40 CE10 viewsAE Unit, 18mm, 3.98g; Petra mint: AD 39/40
Obv.: Jugate busts r. of Aretas IV and Shuqailat, the king laureate, with moustache, and with hair hanging down to nape of neck; in field on r., ש, on l., ח; above their heads, inscr. שלם (= whole).
Rev.: Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, above and below, in three lines, inscr. חרתת/שקי/לת (Aretas/ Shuqai/lat).
Reference: Meshorer 112
John Anthony
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 8613 viewsAretas IV. Philopatris & Huldu, 9 BC - AD 40
AR - Drachm, 4.52g, 15.74mm, o°
Petra, AD 5/6 (RY 14)
obv. Bust of Aretas IV, diademed and laureate, r., in field r. ח (H)
Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT MLK - [NBTW RHM 'MH]
= Harithah Malik - Nabatu Rahem Amah
= Harithath king of the Nabateans lover of his people
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבתו יד שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HLDW MLKT] - NBTW SNT 14 (NBTW nearly unreadable)
= Huldu Malikat - Nabatu Shanat 14
= Huldu queen of the Nabateans year 14
Bust of Huldu, diademed, veiled and draped, r., in field r. ח (H)
ref. Meshorer 86
rare, F, excentric

On rev. lower l. the Nabatean year CX (= 10 4)
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, cf. Meshorer 112 (שלמ written-out and X)9 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 16, 2.32g, 16.01mm, 345°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ (written out)
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת below לת X
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT below LT X
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. cf. Meshorer Nabatean 112
F+, black patina, sandy deposits

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established. According to Schmitt-Korte the X below the crossing of the 2 cornucopias appears on the types with the written-out שלמ
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 112 (שלמ written-out)9 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.67g, 17.87mm, 0°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 112
VF-, black patina, sandy deposits

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 113 #1 ( שלמ as monogram)31 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.53g, 18.10mm, 330°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ as monogram (Meshorer p.85, #9)
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 113
EF, black patina

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 113 #2 (שלמ as monogram and X)17 viewsAretas IV. & Shuqailat, 9 BC - AD 40
AE 17, 3.53g
Petra, AD 29/30
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and of queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
Above head Nabatean legend:
שלמ as monogram (Meshorer p. 85, #9)
from r. to l. transcribed (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias, in between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
below שקי X
ref. cf. Meshorer Nabatean 113
VF, black patina with sandy deposits

According to Meshorer שלמ (= whole) is a denomination, which then was ommitted because this denomination has well been established. The X above the crossing of the cornucopias is not mentioned by Meshorer.

"Now further variants of these bronze coins have been found (nos. 80, 81) which show the same sign X as the silver issue of year 29. We believe that this sign marks year 4 of queen Shaqilat and that this was the year of the currency reform when the new bronze type was introduced. In order to mark the changes, several features on the new coins were altered. Aretas wears a moustache, Shaqilat has a love-lock (as opposed to an earring), and the numeral 4 was added on both silver and bronze coins in the first year of the new issues. If 29 is the fourth year of Shaqilat then the marriage between Aretas and Shaqilat fell in his 25th year, which corresponds to ad 16."

Karl Schmitt-Korte, "Nabataean Coinage—Part II. New Coin Types and Variants", The Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 150 (1990), pp. 105-133.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 114128 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.45g, 18.10mm, 330°
Petra, AD 23-40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV and queen Shuqailat, draped and laureate, r.
in l. field ח (for Harithath), in r. field ש (for Shuqailat)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornuacopiae
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 114; SNG ANS 1438
EF, superb sand patina

The Nabatean name of Aretas was Harithath. Originally he was named Aeneas. His 1st wife was Huldu (AD 1-16), his 2nd wife his sister Shuqailath (since AD 23). Under his reign the Nabatean kingdom reached its largest expansion. He was called Aretas the Great. He is not related to Aretas III. The Nabatean is the origin of the Arabic script.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 9714 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
AE 15, 2.21g, 15.49mm, 180°
Petra, AD 18/19
obv. Aretas IV, laureate, stg. frontal, looking l., holding spear in raised l. hand and grasping with r. hand at
his sword hanging in scabbard at his girdle; his hair falling down over his neck
in l. field palm branch, in upper r. field monogram 4 (חר for Harithath)
rev. Shuqailat in long robe, veiled, stg. r., raising palm of her hand
in l. field wreath, in r. field Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
שק / יל / ת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQ / YL / T
= Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 97
F+, sandy incrustations

Probably struck for his marriage where Shuqailat was made queen.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 9828 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 4.62g, 15.82mm, 315°
Petra, AD 16/17
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HRT]T MLK - [NBTW RHM 'MH]
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh
= Harithath, king of the Nabateans, lover of his people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
שקילת מלכת נבתו שנת ךח
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQYLT MLKT - [NBTW SNT 28]
= Shuqailat Malikat Nabatu Shanat 28
= Shuqailat, queen of the Nabateans, year 28
Bust of Shuqailat I, draped, diademed and veiled
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 98
rare, about VF, excentrically struck

RHM 'MH, lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat, Meshorer 99-1119 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabaean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 3.79g, 16.25mm, 0°
Petra, AD 20-40
obv. Nabatean legende (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HRTT MLK NBTW] - RHM 'MH
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh
= Harithath, king of the Nabataeans, lover of his people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
שקילת מלכת נבתו שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQYLT MLKT - [NB]TW SNT ?
= Shuqailat Malikat - Nabatu Shanat ?
= Shuqailat, queen of the Nabataeans, year ?
Jugate busts of Aretas, laureate, and Shuqailat, draped, r.
ref.: Meshorer Nabatean 99-112
rare, about VF

מחר חמע (RHM 'MH), lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris
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Nabatean Kingdom, Malichus II & Shuqailat II, Meshorer 140A36 viewsMalichus II & Shuqailat II, AD 40-70
Nabatean: Maliku
AE 16, 2.61g, 16.26mm, 0°
Petra, AD 64/65
obv. joined busts of Malichus II and his queen Shuqailat II
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias
with Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
מלכו / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
MLKW / SQY / LT
= Maliku / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 140A; SNG ANS, 1444
about VF, legends well readable
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Nabatean Kingdom, Rabbel II & Shuqailat II, Meshorer 146 (#1)21 viewsRabbel II, AD 70-160
Nabatean: Rab'el
AE 17, 2.89g, 17.23mm, 0°
Petra, AD 75/76
obv. joined busts of Rabbel II and his mother Shuqailat II
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias, within Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
רבאל / שקילת / אמה
from r. to l. (transcribed):
RB'L / SQYLT / 'MH
= Rab'el / Shuqailat / Ameh
= Rabbel / Shuqailat/ his mother
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 146
rare, about VF, complete legends!

Rabbel II, son of Malichus II, was the last king of the Nabatean kingdom. After his death Trajan conquered the Nabatean kingdom nearly without any resistance making it to the Roman province Arabia with the capital Bostra.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Rabbel II & Shuqailat II, Meshorer 146 (#2)9 viewsRabbel II & Shuqailat II, AD 70-106
Nabatean: Rab'el
AE 17, 2.95g, 16.55mm, 165°
Petra, AD 75/76
obv. jugate busts of Rabbel II, laureate, r., hair falling down to neck, & his mother Shuqailat II, draped and laureate, r.
rev. crossed cornucopias, between and beneath Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
רבאל / שקילת / אמה
from r. to l. (transcribed):
RB'L / SQYLT / 'MH
= Rab'el / Shuqailat / Amah
= Rabbel /Shuqailat / his mother
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 146
rare, VF, portraits!
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NEAPOLIS, Campania5 viewsNeapolis, Campania, Ca. 300 - 275 BC, AE16, 6.192 g. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; three dolphins around. Rev: Achelous Sebethos as a man-headed bull walking right; trident above. aF/VF. Rare. Taliercio IIa Series No. 6 (p. 281-2, Pl. IX, 6), Hunter 102, SNG Cop 497-8 (Pl. 13), BMC 192-4 (p. 110), SNG ANS 462-464 (Pl. 13), SNG Paris 884-888 (Pl. 63), SNG Morcom 140 (Pl. VI), Sambon 650 (p. 264), HN 582. MSP I, 217.

Ex. Failla Numismatics, Ex. Spink America Auction, New York, December 6-7, 1999 (lot 406)
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Osroes I., 109 - 129 AD19 viewsAR dr., 3,47gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 80.1, Shore 422 , Sunrise 443 ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 -strand diadem, 2 floating tie ends and 3 ribbons; long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 1 top bun tied w/2 turns and 1 side bun consisting of 4 circles of dots around a central dot; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; archer missing left lower leg and foot; below the right thigh +; throne back has 4 cross bars, no seat; 7 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠V IVIIΓ.I I+(ΛͶ⧠V) IΠI+ΛͶ⧠C (+IΛ)IΛΛH(N⧠C);

ex: CNG Triton VII (Jan. 2004), #497 (Bellaria Collection), ex: Peus Auktion 343 (Apr. 1995), #270.
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Phraates III52 viewsAR drachm, 4.095 g, 19.4 mm, Sellwood 38.10 variant (same), Shore -, Sunrise -, Margiane mint. Diademed and draped bust left, long pointed beard, pellet-ended spiral torque, border of dots / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and cloak, bow in right hand, Π below bow; squared six-line Greek inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MEΓAΛOY above, APΣAKOY on right, EYEPΓETOY below, EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ on the left.

From the Robert L3 Collection, ex Pars Coins
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Pisidia, Antioch; river-god Anthios reclining left; AE 2715 viewsPhilip I. Pisidia, Antioch. A.D. 244-249. Ć 26.91mm, 8.91g. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / The river-god Anthios reclining left on urn, holding reed and cornucopia. Krzyzanowska VII/9; SNG France 1272; SNG von Aulock 4970. Podiceps
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Pisidia_Antiochia_Philippus_Arabs_SNGvA 4971 var.6 viewsPhilippus Arabs
AE, Pisidia, Antiochia
Struck: 244-249 / 25 mm / 8,99 g

Av: IMP M IVL FILIPPVS P FEL A
Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from behind

Rv: ANTHIO / ANTIOCHI / COL
Rivergod Anthios reclining left, resting elbow on shield and holding urn

Reference: SNGvA 4971 var.
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PMTRP VIII quadriga Dl40 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust radiate right
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 579, RIC 497
Weight 9.49g; die axis 12h
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PMTRP VIII quadriga Dl duplicate60 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust radiate right
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 579, RIC 497
Weight 8.30g; die axis 12h
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POST MEDIEVAL, AUSTRIA, SALZBURG, 1 TALER, 1621648 viewsSilver coin with 28,78 grams
Ruler: Paris von Londron (1619 - 1653)
OBV.: SANCTVS.RVDBERTVS.SPS SALISBV:1621
REV.: PARIS:D:G:ARCHI ESP.SAL:SEAPLE:
Ref.: KM 61, Dav.: 3497, Probszt: 1189
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Probus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right
PM TRI P COS III PP; Radiate Lion with thunderbolt walking right.
Ex: XXIQ
Siscia
RIC 616
Julianus of Pannonia
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PROBUS RIC 476 VAR. AEQVIT SERIES 10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 476 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS AVG LEGEND AND B BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 497
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "T"
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PROBUS RIC 497 VAR. 23 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.38g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC: 497 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THE LONG P F LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 580
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("V")
APPARENTLY ONLY THE 2ND SPECIMEN KNOWN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
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Provincial, Anchialus, Thrace, AE27, ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ22 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
27.0mm 8.20gr 0h
O: AV K Λ CεΠΤ CεVΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ; Septimius Severus, on horse, leaping right, holding spear.
AMNG I 476; Moushmov 2814; Varbanov 232.
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Provincial, Juliopolis, Bithynia, AE29, IOVΛΙΟΠΟΛεΙΤΩΝ11 viewsAE29
Roman Provincial
Juliopolis, Bithynia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
29.0mm 9.90gr 7h
O: AV K Λ CεΠΤΙ CεYHPOC ΠΟΡ; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Beaded border.
R: IOVΛΙΟΠ-ΟΛεΙΤΩΝ; Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand, patera in right. Beaded border.
Juliopolis Mint
BMC 5; Lindgren I 124; Waddington 10.
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE27, VΦΛ OVΛΠIANOV MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ20 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate: Flavius Ulpianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
27.0mm 10.4gr 7h
O: AV K Λ CεΠ CεVHPOC; Laureate and draped bust, right.
R: VΦΛ OVΛΠIANOV MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Eagle standing facing, head right on thunderbolt, wreath in beak.
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior Mint
Moushmov 390
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE27, VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN25 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Magistrate: Julius Faustinianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207 - 210AD
27.0mm 10.8gr 2h
O: AY Λ CεΠΤΙ CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
R: VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN; Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head left, wreath in its beak.
AMNG I 576, var. (obverse legend); SNG Copenhagen 270; SNG Budapest 71; Varbanov 770, var. (obverse legend); BMC 8.
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Provincial, Pautalia, Thrace, AE24, ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC2 viewsAE24
Roman Provincial: Pautalia, Thrace
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued:
24.0mm 9.18gr 1h
O: IΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒ; Draped bust, right.
R: ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC; Homonoia standing left, holding patera over lighted altar and cornucopia.
Pautalia, Thrace Mint
Mionnet II, 1073; Vienna 8805; Ruzicka 488; Varbanov 4889.
Naville Numismatics/Mattia Torre Auction #51, Lot 174.
7/21/19 9/9/19
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Prutah of Porcius Festus under Nero66 viewsAE Prutah, Year 5 (58/59 C.E.).Obverse: NEP/WNO/C (Nero) ,mostly in retrograde, within wreath, tied at bottom with X. Reverse: Vertical Palm branch surrounded by LE KAICAPOC (Year 5, caesar). Hendin 1351 (formerly Hendin 653), TJC 345, AJC 35, RPC I 4972.
The retrograde legends are likely due to an illiterate die cutter.
Aarmale
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Ptolemy II Philadelphos - Alexandria - 283/246BC - Drachm - Obverse126 viewsPtolemy Coin GAE246
Ptolemy II Philadelphos Drachm - Alexandria Mint - 285/246BC
AE 40.9-42.2mm : 72.8gm
OBV - Zeus Ammon, facing right
REV - Twin eagles standing on thunderbolts facing left, RHO monogram between legs. BASILEOS on right, PTOLEMAIOY on left. Denomination B. Svoronos identifies the 'two eagles' type as struck after the death of Arsinoe.
REF - Svoronos 497 Noeske 66 (with RHO monogram, like this coin)
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Ptolemy II Philadelphos - Alexandria - 283/246BC - Drachm - Reverse129 viewsPtolemy Coin GAE246
Ptolemy II Philadelphos Drachm - Alexandria Mint - 285/246BC
AE 40.9-42.2mm : 72.8gm
OBV - Zeus Ammon, facing right
REV - Twin eagles standing on thunderbolts facing left, RHO monogram between legs. BASILEOS on right, PTOLEMAIOY on left. Denomination B. Svoronos identifies the 'two eagles' type as struck after the death of Arsinoe.
REF - Svoronos 497 Noeske 66 (with RHO monogram, like this coin)
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Ptolemy II. The Ptolemies, AR Tetradrachm circa 283-246 BC.11 viewsUncertain mint (perhaps Cyprus), (24mm., 14.27g.) Diademed head r. Rev. Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt; in l. field, Φ on A. Svoronos pl. IX, 19. CPE 497 (this obverse die).

From an old Canadian collection. Graffito on Rev., part of the name visible.
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Ptolemy III Euergetes, Hellenistic ruler of Egypt, 246-222 BC88 viewsDenom: Bronze Hemiobol
Mint: Tyre; Date: 246-222 BC (lathing dimple)
Obv: Boarder of dots,Zeus Ammon head facing right.
Rev: Boarder of dots, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right.
Eagle facing left,closed wings,standing on a thunderbolt.
Left field monogram: Club
No leg control symbol
Size: 19mm; 7.2gms
Ref: Svor 709(as Ptolemy II); BMC 73; SNG Cop 497
NOTE - Svoronos attributed these to Ptolemy II but more recent information has come to light indicating these are Ptolemy III issues.- PtolemyBronze.com
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R., Judaea, Jerusalem, 012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 4971, Antonius Felix Procurator, under Claudius, (52-60 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree, #199 viewsR., Judaea, Jerusalem, 012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 4971, Antonius Felix Procurator, under Claudius, (52-60 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree, #1
avers: NEPΩ KΛAY KAICAP, Two crossed shields and spears. (Nero (Caesar)).
reverse: BRIT/K-AI, Six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, L-IΔ, K-AI across the field. (Britannicus (Caesar)).
exergue: L/IΔ//K/AI, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 2,28g, axes: 0h,
mint: City: Jerusalem, Region: Judaea, Province: Judaea,
date: Dated Year of Claudius (Year 14 = 54 A.D.)
ref: RPC I 4971, Hedin 652,
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Rabbi Chaim Berlin High School (Brooklyn, New York)119 viewsAE token, 31.5 mm., 10.98 gr., dated 1928

Obv: RABBI CHAIM BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL and ישובת ר״ חיים ברלין [Yeshivot Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin] along rim, EVERY/DOLLAR HELPS above building, תרפח [year 5688] and 1928 in fields to the sides, WHITEHEAD HOAG in tiny letters at 3-4 o’clock along rim.

Rev: – HELP BUILD THE FIRST JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL – and BROWNSVILLE & EAST NEW YORK along rim, $1.00 beneath building.

Ref: Kenny, So-Called Dollars 208; Friedenberg, Jewish Minters [?] 572; ANS Database 2000.1.374.

Note: Named after Rabbi Chaim Berlin (1832-1912), chief rabbi of Moscow (1865-1889), head of rabbinical court in Volozhin, Belarus (1889-1892), chief rabbi of Kobrin, Belarus (1892-1897) and Elizavetgrad, Ukraine (1897-1906), and co-chief rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Jerusalem (1906-1912).

Note: The first yeshiva in Brooklyn, founded in 1904. The yeshivot are Lithuanian-style Haredi men’s yeshivot and now include elementary, high school, post-high school and rabbinical divisions. The high school division is now at 1571 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn.

Note: Minted by The Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, NJ (1880-1955).
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RIC 035720 viewsTitus 80-81 For Divus Vespasianus.
3,10 g.
Obv: Head laureate r; DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Rev: Capricorns 2 back to back supporting shield inscribed SC, below globe
RIC 357 Cohen 497
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)
Purchased from Manfred Olding Munzenhandlung June 4, 2019
orfew
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RIC 0462A Domitianus79 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (35.19 mm 22.56 g 5h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
Unpublished RIC 462 variant (reverse legend ends with AVGVSTI instead of AVGVST)
ex Solidus Numismatik Premium Auction 26 Lot 127, ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 29 lot 497
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0497 Domitianus68 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in field; Victory flying left, with shield inscribed SPQR
AE/As (29.63 mm 10.31 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
RIC 497 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
ex CGB Fr Monnaies 40 brm_330103, ex Varesi 49 lot 745
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 49763 viewsAR Denarius. 17mm. 3.1g.

FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right.

AVGVSTI PII FIL
Spes standing left, holding flower and lifting skirt.

AdonisRock
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RIC 4b, p.096, 319 - Orbiana, Concordia 51 viewsOrbiana
AR Denarius. Rome, AD 225-227
Obv.: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing stephane
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia
Ag, 2.84g, 18.9mm
Ref.: RIC IV 319, RSC 1, CRE 497 [C]
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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ROMAN EMPIRE - FAUSTINA JUNIOR19 viewsFaustina Jr Denarius. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / AVGVSTI PII FIL, Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower & gathering up fold of skirt. RSC 24. RIC 497, Cohen 24 dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Claudius & Britannicus. AE23, struck in Thessalonika, Macedonia. 72 viewsObv : head of Claudius TI KLAYDIOC KAICAP CEBACTOC (+ countermark)
Rev : bust of Britannicus BPETANNIKOC QECCALONIK

Ref : RPC 1588
GIC 497, Touratsoglou, Thessaloniki, S. 172, 59 (V 24/R 51)
Britannicus in Nummis 8
1 commentsR. Smits, Numismatist for Numismall
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna Fourre Denarius163 viewsobv: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Bare-headed and draped bust right.
rev: IVNO FELIC. Felicity standing left, holding caduceus.
Note: Doug Smith believes this coin to be a ".. product of a barbaric mint executed by an artist with skill but no background in Roman ways."
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian Posthumous Issue, RIC (Titus) 63105 viewsVespasian (minted by Titus)
AR Denarius
Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS - Laureate bust right.
Rev: [anepigraphic] - SC on shield supported by two Capricorns, globe below.
Ref: RIC (Titus) 63. Cohen 497. RCV 2564. VM 102. RSC 497.
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, unpublished variant of RIC 1497 and RPC II 147095 viewsDescription: Vespasian medium bronze, 11,1g, 30mm, 6h
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT P P.COS.VIII.CENS (around) S C (field), Ceres, veiled, standing left with two corn ears and cornucopiae.
RIC 1497 (not Roman mint, possibly Ephesus, AD 77-78) var. (obv. legend ends in AVGVST (B-type) not AVGVSTVS (A-type)). The coin as a B-type is probably unpublished so far in combination with this reverse.
RIC 1497 matches with RPC II 1470 and was R3 (only one known). The recent RPC S3 Supplement reports of another example found in Athens during excavations (To Mouseio kai č anaskaphč. Eurčmata apo ton chôro anegersčs tou neou mouseiou tčs Akropolčs (Athens, 2006), p. 45, n° 90.)

1 commentsCharles S
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Roman Imperial, Geta Denarius. (202 AD)4 viewsRoman Imperial, Geta Denarius. (202 AD)

P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right.

PONTIF COS, Minerva standing left with spear and leaning on shield.

RIC 34, RSC 104, BMC 446
Gil-galad
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Roman Imperial, Hadrian AE Quadrans or Semis. (125-128 AD)8 viewsRoman Imperial, Hadrian AE Quadrans or Semis. (125-128 AD)

HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass holding Victory & spear, shield behind, S C in ex.

Cohen 347, RIC 685, Sear RCV 3700
Gil-galad
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Roman, Trajan, Rome mint, struck 105 - 111 AD, Æ As183 viewsIMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate, draped and armored bust right
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S-C Aequitas with scales and cornucopia
RIC 497 (Var.); C. 464 (Var.); BMC 926B (Var.); Strack 395; BN 609 (Var.)
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RPC II 2497 Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡM; / L Γ (date, to right) Laureate head right
Rev: (no legend), Griffin seated right, with wheel
AE/Obol (19.67 mm 4.435 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 83-84 A.D.
RPC II 2497, S.N.G. France 4 892-893, Dattari 603
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
FlaviusDomitianus
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RRC243/1 (Ti. Minucius C. f. Augurinus)50 viewsObv. Helmeted and winged head of Roma right, mark of value behind;
Rev. TI MINVCI CF – AVGVRINI; RO-MA around column surmounted by statue. At base, a stalk of grain on either side. L. Minucius Esquilinus standing right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus
18 mm, 3.91 grams
Rome, ca. 134 B.C.
References: RRC 243/1v; Syd. 494, RSC Minucia 9

Allusions: The obverse of the coin is traditional, but the reverse shows the achievements of the gens Minucia. Standing to the right and holding the lituus, M. Minucius Faesus was the first plebeian to be co-opted into the college of Augurs (300 B.C.), as soon as this was opened to non-patricians by the lex Ogulnia (Livy 10.92). Facing him stands L. Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus (cos. 458 B.C.), praefectus annonae 440-439 BC. During a famine, he accused Sp. Maelius of seeking regium by bribing the people with grain. The ancient sources are contradictory, though it would appear that, after Maelius’ death, Minucius distributed the grain himself, in his official capacity, at a rate of one as per modius. As a reward, the people – Dionysus of Halicarnassus claims it was the Senate – erected a statue in his honour near the Forum Boarium. A later tradition, spread by the plebeian Minucii, claimed that Esquilinus was originally a patrician, but that he changed his status to join the plebeians in order to become a Tribune of the People (Livy 4.13, Dion. Hal. 12.1-4; Pliny, NH 18.15; 34.21). It is likely that this story is a forgery, intended to give the gens Minucia quasi-patrician status and to enhance their popular image.

Interpretation: The coinage, minted around the time of the Gracchan crisis, thus bears popularis overtones. Whether this was a side-effect of the moneyer honouring his most famous ancestors, or an intended move remains unclear (arguments about the "propaganda" value of coins are ongoing).

Moneyer: Ti. Minucus is unknown except for his coins. The previous year, his brother, C. Minucius, had already minted a coin with a very similar reverse. The family is ancient, providing Rome with a consul as early as 497 B.C.

On this coin: Probably ex-jewellery, soldered at the top.
Syltorian
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S.855 Ćthelred I with Archbishop Eanbald I58 viewsSceat of Ćthelred I, king of Northumbria 774-780 and 789-796, with Eanbald I, archbishop of York 780-796
Moneyer: unknown (or Eanbald)
Mint: York (presumably)
S.855
Abramson 78-10
O: +AEDILRED
R: EANBALD
Motif: 5/1

This rare sceat is believed to have been a joint issue, although there is no title for either Ćthelred or Eanbald. It is also possible that Eanbald was a moneyer. The type is thought to have been issued in the first part of Ćthelred's reign, though this cannot be proven and there is a lack of hoard evidence. Mostly this is presumed because these coins are notably absent from later hoards such as Hexham.

Eanbald's name is often found retrograde on these coins. The king's name similarly has no title. Stylistically the coins resemble the work of Ćthelred's second reign moneyer Ceolbald.

This coin is made from the same reverse die as EMC 2009.0361 and EMC 2012.0038, recognizable from a die line/crack extending from the bottom of the cross to the L in Eanbald.

Ex- eBay, UKDFD 49725
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sala001a3 viewsElagabalus
Sala, Lydia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate cuirassed bust right, decorated with Gorgoneion.
Rev: ƐΠΙ ΔΙΟΦΑΝΤΟΥ ϹΑΛΗΝΩΝ, Zeus Lydios standing facing, looking left, holding long sceptre and eagle.
25 mm, 7.06 gms

RPC Online 4560; SNG Leypold 1189
Charles M
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Sb 0853- Heraclius-3 viewsSégusiaves
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Sear 049729 viewsMaurice Tiberius (582 – 602 CE) Half-follis, weight 4.7g , diameter 24mm. Coins of this type (from the second officina, lacking a mint-mark) were minted at Constantinople, Nicomedia, and Cyzicus and one cannot generally distinguish between the products of these mints. Dated regnal year 15 = 596/7 CE.Abu Galyon
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Sear 049715 viewsMaurice Tiberius (582 – 602 CE) Half-follis, weight 5.19g , diameter 25mm. Officina illegible, uncertain mint (coins of this type do not bear a mintmark and apparently were struck at Nicomedia and Cyzicus as well as Constantinople), dated regnal year 7 [= 588/9]Abu Galyon
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR P XVIII COS III PP7 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: January - June, 210AD
20.0mm 3.28gr 0h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XVIII COS III PP; Neptune naked except for cloak over shoulder and right arm, standing left, holding trident in left hand, right foot on globe, right hand on right knee.
Rome Mint
VF
RIC 241; RSC 542; BMCRE 26
Aorta: B3, O82, R260, T129, M4.
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Shimon Bar Kochba Revolt, Æ, 132-135 CE89 viewsBronze of 21.9 mm, 4.35 grams. This coin was struck 134/135 CE during the third year of the second Jewish revolt against Rome.

Obverse: Palm tree with seven branches and two bunches of dates, and the Hebrew inscription – שמעון (‘Shimon’ the first name of Bar Kochba).
Reverse: Vine leaf on tendril with the Hebrew inscription around – לחרות ירושלים (‘For the Freedom of Jerusalem’).

Reference: Hendin 739, Mildenberg 160.

Added to collection: April 11, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Sigeion; Athena facing/ ΣΙΓΕ, owl r. head facing, crescent; AE 1325 viewsSigeion, Troas, c. 400 - 300 B.C. Bronze AE 13, SNG Cop 496 - 497, BMC Troas p. 86, 7ff., VF, Sigeion mint, 1.545g, 13.0mm, 180o, obverse head of Athena facing, turned slightly right, wearing triple-crested helmet; reverse “ΣΙΓΕ”, owl standing to right, head facing, crescent behind. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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South Sung Dynasty42 viewsScarce S. Sung Dynasty 5-cash Tuan-ping TP, FD-1497
This scarce large Tuan-ping Tung-pao was issued in China Southern Sung Dynasty from AD 1234 to 1236.

Diameter: about 36.5 mm. Valued at 5 cash. It is Fisher's Ding #1497. It is also a variety of Schjoth #983 and David Jen #361 with a shorter character pao and longer character ping comparing with FD-1498.
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SPAIN - CASTILLE & LEON - ENRIQUE III168 viewsEnrique III - 1390-1406. Billon Blanca. Cayon-1497. Cuenca Mint, Type 4. dpaul7
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Sten Sture the elder (1470-1497, 1501-1503)35 viewsAR 1/2 örtug. Vasteras mint. 0,95 g. LL 16a.goranix
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Sten Sture the elder (1470-1497, 1501-1503)29 viewsAR 1/2 ortug. Vasteras mint. 0,95 g. LL 16i.goranix
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Sten Sture the elder (1470-1497, 1501-1503)14 viewsAR ortug. Vasteras mint. LL 5b.goranix
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Struck A.D. 80 - 81 under Titus. DIVUS VESPASIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome16 viewsObverse: DIVVS • AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS •. Laureate head of Vespasian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. SC on shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 63 | VM : 102 | RSC : 497 | Sear : 2569
SCARCE

Vespasian (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) was born at Falacrinae on 17th November, A.D.9 and became emperor on 1st July, A.D.69. He died at Aquae Cutiliae on 23rd June, A.D.79 and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus. His remains were later transferred to the Temple of the Flavian Family.

EVENTS OCCURRING AT THE TIME THIS COIN WAS STRUCK
A.D.80
Titus completed and inaugurated the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) with 100 days of games.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola began his invasion of Scotland.
A.D.81
The Arch of Titus was constructed in Rome.
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Sweden, Sten Sture sen. (1470-1497, 1501-1503), Ortug, LL 395 viewsObv: SCS ERICVS REX, crowned head of Saint Eric facing.
Rev: MONETA STOCHOL, wepon shield with three crowns.
Minted in Stocholm.
21 mm in diam, 1,12 g.
Ex. Anders Frosells collection of Swedish medieval coins.

Sten Sure was a nobleman who was chosen by the royal coincil as regent (not king) in the conflict with king Kristian I of denmark (king of the union between Sweden, Denmark and Norway). He was never king and thus never had his name on the coinage of his period of power.
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Syracuse, SICILY22 viewsSICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. Ć (17mm, 4.19 g, 12h). Struck circa 275-269 BC. Wreathed head of Kore left / Bull butting left; club and AP monogram above, IE in exergue. BAR Issue 59; CNS 192; SNG ANS 600 (Agathokles); HGC 2, 1497.ecoli
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Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon5 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon. 341-317 BC. AR Stater (8.53 gm). Pegasus flying l. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ r. EF. Calciati Pegasi II pg. 607 #2; Cahn AMB 498; Dewing 930-931; Gillet 673; HGC 2 #1400; SNG ANS 5 #496-507; SNG Cop 1 #711; SNG Delpierre 689-693; SNG Lloyd 1442. cf. CNG 64 #62 & Triton XIX #61 (same dies). Anaximander
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THESSALY: Metropolis21 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, Early 3rd century BC, AE Trichalkon. OBV: Head of Apollo facing right. REV: Forepart of Acheloios Pamisos as a man-faced bull to left, monogram below, MHT-ROPOLITWN surrounding. Rogers 411; MSP I, 497.Molinari
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Time of Gallienus, c. AD 253-268. 5 viewsĆ23, 5.9g, 6h. TROAS, Alexandria.
Obv.: ALEX TRO CO;Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; to left, vexillum inscribed CO/AV in two lines.
Rev.: COL AVG TROA; Marsyas standing right, holding wineskin.
Reference: Bellinger A497; SNG Copenhagen 103; SNG von Aulock 1463 / 17-274-40
John Anthony
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Trajan AR Denarius, Equestrian statue of Trajan RIC 291v35 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Struck 113 AD. 2.5 gm.
Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, equestrian statue of Trajan left, holding long spear & small Victory(?).Ref Trajan AR Denarius, RIC 291v , RSC 497a, BMC 445
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Trajan, 98 - 117 AD48 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER PAC PM TRP COS VI PP, laureate bust of Trajan facing right, drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, equestrian statue of Trajan facing left holding a spear and a small figure of Victory.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 113 AD

3.1 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC II 291, RSC 497a, S3166, VM 32/66
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Valentinian II, AE2, REPARATIO REIPVB8 viewsAE2
Valentinian II
Augustus: 375 - 392AD
Issued: 375 - 383AD
22.0mm 4.31gr
O: DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: REPARATIO REIPVB; Valentinian II standing facing, holding hand of kneeling woman with a cornucopia left and Victory on a globe.
Exergue: PCON
Arelate Mint
Aorta: 134: B1, O3, R9, T19, M4.
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Nicholas Z
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Vespasian44 viewsVespasian ae as.
Obverse- IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, laureate head right.
Reverse- Eagle, head right, perched atop globe with wings half open, SC in fields.
Cohen 480, RIC 497. 27mm, 9.8g.
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Vespasian (Divus) Denarius, RIC 357 (RIC [1962] 63) (Titus)108 viewsRome mint, Divus Vespasian Denarius, 80-81 A.D. AR, 19mm 3.07g, RIC 357 (RIC [1962] 63) (Titus), RSC 497, BMC 129, BM-129, Paris 101
O: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right
R: S C inscribed on shield supported by two Capricorns, orb with crosshatching below
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Vespasian - AR denarius35 viewsstruck by Titus
Rome
80-81 AD
laureate head right
DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS - anti-clockwise
Shield with S C held by two capricornii, globe below
RIC II, part 1, Titus 357; RSC II 497; BMCRE II 129; BnF III 101; SRCV I 2569
3,18g 17,5-17 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Vespasian - [RIC II 357 (Titus), RSC 497] 101 viewsSilver denarius, VF, toned, 2.89g, 18mm, 0 degree, Rome mint, Struck under Titus 80-81 A.D.

Obv. - DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right

Rev. - Capricorns set on globe supporting clippeus inscribed S C

Reverse slightly off center
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Purchased from Holyland Numismatics
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Vespasian RIC-167141 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.60g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to l., Vespasian stg. r. with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to r., Judaea std. r. on cuirass
RIC 167 (C3). BMC 543. BNC 497.
Acquired from Denarius, December 2018.

The Jewish War was an important event for the fledgling Flavian dynasty - in essence it gave them the legitimacy to rule. The ensuing propaganda onslaught after the 'Gotterdammerung' fall of Jerusalem in August of 70 is awe inspiring. We have Josephus' description of the joint triumph of 71 held for Vespasian and Titus in book 7 of his 'Jewish War', the buildings and monuments erected by the regime, and more importantly for our purposes we have the coins. Judaea Capta types were struck in all metals for almost as long as the dynasty ruled. The first flurry of these came in 71, presumably in conjunction with the triumph, amidst a great issue of bronze coinage that same year. One of the most iconic Judaea Capta types is this sestertius' reverse featuring a triumphal Vespasian with a defeated Judaea at his feet, not surprisingly one of the more common types from the issue. Vespasian is seen proudly standing holding a spear and parazonium (a triangular sword) with his foot on an enemy helmet, while Judaea is sitting on a captured cuirass in abject despair - take note of their size discrepancy. The iconography on display here strongly hints at what the spectators of the triumph likely witnessed. The slight of hand the Flavian regime devised which transformed defeated rebel provincials into a foreign menace is truly amazing.

'Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust
The faithless column and the crumbling bust;
Huge moles, whose shadow stretched from shore to shore,
Their ruins perished, and their place no more!
Convinced, she now contracts her vast design,
And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
A narrow orb each crowded conquest keeps,
Beneath her palm here sad Judea weeps.' -
Alexander Pope, To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals II. 19-26

Honest wear with some minor cleaning scratches.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian, 69 - 79 AD (Posthumous issue)23 viewsObv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head of Vespasian facing right.

Rev: No legend, SC inscribed on a circular shield supported by two capricorns, globe below.

Silver denarius, Rome mint, 80 AD

2.8 grams, 20 mm, 180°

RIC II Titus 63, RSC 497, S2569, VM 102
SPQR Coins
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Vespasian, RIC 1497 var., orichalcum coin of AD 77-78 (Spes)24 viewsVespasian, orichalcum coin (11,1g, 30mm, 6h), mint of Asia Minor (Ephesus?), AD 77-78
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN·AVGVST, laureate head right
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT P P·COS·VIII·CENS around, S | C, Ceres, veiled, standing left with two corn ears and cornucopiae.
RIC 1497 var. (obv. legend ends in AVGVST (B-type) not AVGVSTVS (A-type)). The coin as a B-type is probably unpublished so far in combination with this reverse.

RIC 1497 matches with RPC II 1470 and was R3 (only one known). The recent RPC S3 Supplement reports of another example found in during excavations Athens, 2006.
2 commentsCharles S
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Vespasian, RIC II-063 (Titus) Rome28 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 80 A.D.
19mm, 3.21g
RIC II-63 (Titus), RSCv.2-497, RCVv.1-2569

Obverse:
DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
S C on circular shield supported by two capricorns, back to back, globe below.
1 commentsWill J
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Vespasian-RIC-357(1)172 viewsAR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD (Titus)
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS•; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: Capricorns, l. and r., back to back, supporting round shield inscribed S C : below, globe
RIC 357 (C2). BMC 129. RSC 497. BNC 101.
Acquired from Old Roman Coins, October 2003.

A posthumous type issued by Titus to commemorate the deification of Vespasian.

I like this coin. Most examples I've seen of this reverse type are worn and don't show the S C inscribed on the shield supported by the capricorns.

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Vespasian-RIC-357(2)100 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD (Titus)
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: Capricorns, l. and r., crossed, supporting round shield inscribed S C : below, globe
RIC 357 (C2). BMC 129. RSC 497. BNC 101.
Acquired from Civitas Galleries, August 2016.

A rare variant of this common Divus Vespasian denarius type struck under Titus. It is much more common to find the capricorns back to back with no tails, supporting a small shield. Here we see the capricorns crossed with tails, supporting a large shield. Curiously, RIC does not note the rare variant nor assign it a catalogue number.

Previously a jewellery mount piece.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vietnam (Annam). Later Lę Dynasty Thánh Tông (1442-1497)40 viewsBarker 35.1-35.12; Toda 57

Bronze cash; cast during first nien-hao (1460-1470); 3.98 g., 24.66 mm.

Obv: Quang-thuan-thong-bao.

Rev: plain.

ex Forum Ancient Coins
Stkp
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Vologases III30 views78-120 CE. Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left wearing tiara, with long pointed beard / Archer seated right, holding bow; below bow, monogram.Greek script around. 21.7 mm, 3.47 g. ref: Sellwood 78.4; Shore 413.

Vologases III entered the field of contenders for the kingship late in the reign of Pakoros II, and achieved dominance by 105 AD. His reign, long by the standards of this period of Parthian history, was primarily consumed with defending his position from a number of challengers, many of whom struck their own coins: Osroes I, Mithradates V, and an unknown king (see lots 497, 500, and 501, respectively). Osroes proved a strong challenge, securing Mesopotamia for himself, and relegating Vologases to his base in Iran. In 129 AD, Vologases appears to have finished with Osroes, but then Mithradates IV siezed control of Iran. He was succeeded in 147 by Vologases IV, apparently a son of Mithradates V.
ThatParthianGuy
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Widow's Mite Lepton141 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן (King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, around anchor.
Titus Pullo
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Widow's Mite Lepton155 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן (King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ , around anchor.
Titus Pullo
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Widow's Mite Lepton/ Prutah49 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta/Prutah
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן(King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ around anchor.

0.94g

ex-Holyland coins
2 commentsJay GT4
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Widow's Mite Lepton/ Prutah73 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta/Prutah
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן(King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ around anchor.

1.62g

ex-Holyland coins
Jay GT4
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Widow's Mite Lepton/ Prutah58 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta/Prutah
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן(King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ around anchor.

1.57g

ex-Holyland coins
Jay GT4
AJ1.jpg
Widow's Mite Lepton/ Prutah60 viewsAlexander Jannaeus
AE Lepta/Prutah
obverse Star of eight pellets within diadem, המלך יהונתן(King Alexander)

reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ around anchor.

1.83g

ex-Holyland coins
Jay GT4
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YHD Persian Rule, AR obol, c. 400–333 BCE232 viewsSilver obol of 6mm, 0.52 gm, c. 400–333 BCE

Obverse: Crowned head of Athene
Reverse: Owl, lily on left, “YHD” (יהד , in paleo Hebrew )

Reference: Meshorer 4 (Group I), Herbst 1061, Hendin 426.

Added to collection: May 19, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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YHNTN HMLK יהנתן המלכ BASILEWS ALEXANDROU67 viewsפרוטה ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥBohemian
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[18H451] Judaean Kingdom, John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan), 134 - 104 B.C., for the Seleukid King Antiochos VII106 viewsJohn Hyrcanus [for Antiochos VII]; Lily, AE, Hendin 451, 15mm, 2.92 grams; VF, Jerusalem; 182-180 B.C. This interesting coin was the precursor to the "prutah" which would subsequently be minted in Israel. Struck by John Hyrcanus, King of Judaea, in the name of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes). Ex Zuzim Judaea.

Johanan [John] Hyrcanus
(d. 104 BCE)

Grandson of Mattathias of Modein and chief architect of Judean dominance of Palestine. The youngest and only surviving son of Simon Thassi succeeded his father as high priest in 134 BCE. He was the fourth Hasmonean to rule Jerusalem. But his tenure began with a year-long Syrian siege that forced him to agree to tear down the city's fortifications and renew a tribute to the Greek emperor [133 BCE].

Within a few years, however, he took advantage of political turmoil in Syria following the death of Antiochus VII [129 BCE] to rebuild his forces, reclaim independence and extend Judean control over Palestine and Jordan. On the southern front he forced Judah's neighbors in Idumea [descendents of the Edomites] to accept Judaism and on the northern front he destroyed the rival temple at Shechem in Samaria.

Such triumphs made him the probable subject of messianic tributes by his fellow Judeans. But his own preference for Greek culture made him controversial in Jerusalem. When Pharisees challenged his right to be high priest, he switched his allegiance to the aristocratic Sadducee [Zadokite] party. Still, the Dead Sea Scrolls suggest that other Zadokites probably rejected his leadership and left Jerusalem, labeling him the "wicked priest," who persecuted the priest whom they regarded as the "Teacher of Righteousness."

Copyright 2007, The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Published on The Jewish Virtual Library; http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/index.html


John Hyrcanus
John Hyrcanus (Yohanan Girhan) (reigned 134 BCE - 104 BCE, died 104 BCE) was a Hasmonean (Maccabeean) leader of the 2nd century BC. Apparently the name "Hyrcanus" was taken by him as a regnal name upon his accession to power. His taking a Greek regnal name was a significant political and cultural step away from the intransigent opposition to and rejection of Hellenistic culture which had characterised the Maccabaen revolt against Seleucid rule, and a more pragmatic recognition that Judea had to maintain its position among a millieu of small and large states which all shared the Hellenistic culture and communicated in Greek.

Life and work
He was the son of Simon Maccabaeus and hence the nephew of Judas Maccabaeus, Jonathan Maccabaeus and their siblings, whose story is told in the deuterocanonical books of 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees, and in the Talmud. John was not present at a banquet at which his father and his two brothers were murdered, purportedly by his brother-in-law Ptolemy. He attained to his father's former offices, that of high priest and king (although some Jews never accepted any of the Hasmoneans as being legitimate kings, as they were not lineal descendants of David).

His taking a Greek regnal name - "Hyrcanus" - was a significant political and cultural step away from the intransigent opposition to and rejection of Hellenistic culture which had characterised the Maccabaen revolt against Seleucid rule. It reflected a more pragmatic recognition that Judea, once having attained independence, had to maintain its position among a milieu of small and large states which all shared the Hellenistic culture. All subseqent Hashmonean rulers followed suit and adopted Greek names in their turn.

Achievements
John Hyrcanus apparently combined an energetic and able style of leadership with the zeal of his forebears. He was known as a brave and brilliant military leader. He is credited with the forced conversion of the Idumeans to Judaism, which was unusual for a Jewish leader; Judaism was not typically spread by the sword. He also set out to resolve forcibly the religious dispute between the Jews and the Samaritans; during his reign he destroyed the Samaritan temple on Mount Gerizim (although their descendants still worship among its ruins), which served further to deepen the already-historic hatred and rivalry between the two groups. Many historians believe that the apocryphal book of Jubilees was written during his reign; some would suggest even at his behest. Some writers, particularly Christian ones, have dated the division of Judaism into the parties of Pharisees and Sadducees to his era; most Jewish writers and some Christian ones suggest that this split actually well predates him. Some historians would go so far as to identify him, as a priest, predominantly with the Sadducee party, which was closely associated with the Temple worship and the priestly class.

Peak and decline of the kingdom
John Hyrcanus represented in some ways the highest point of the Hasmonean Dynasty. The restored Jewish "kingdom" approached its maximum limits of both territory and prestige. Upon his death, his offices were divided among his heirs; his son Aristobulus succeeded him as high priest; his wife as "Queen regnant". The son, however, soon came to desire the essentially unchecked power of his father; he shortly ordered his mother and his brothers imprisoned. This event seems to mark the beginning of the decline of the Hasmonean Dynasty; in just over four decades they were removed from power by the Roman Republic and none of them ever began to approach the level of power or prestige that had pertained to John Hyrcanus or his predecessors.

Modern Commemoration
Tel Aviv has a Yochanan Hyrcanus Street (רחוב יוחנן הורקנוס), as do several other cities in contemporary Israel. In the ealy decades of the 20th century, the Zionist historical perception of the Jewish past tended to approve of and revere strong warrior kings of both Biblical and later periods, and Hyrcanus' exploits earned him a place in that pantheon.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hyrcanus


John Hyrcanus was the son of Simon the Maccabee and nephew of the folk hero Judah Maccabee. Not long after Hyrcanus assumed power, the Seleukid kingdom marched on Jerusalem. The Seleukid king, Antiocus VII, and Hyrcanus I negotiated a treaty that left Hyrcanus a vassal to the Syrian king. Joseph Sermarini, FORVM.
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=922&pos=0

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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[2000a] Taras, Calabria, Italy, c. 272 - 235 B.C.61 viewsSilver nomos, Vlasto 877, gVF, Taras mint, 6.497g, 20.0mm, 45o, c. 272 - 235 BC. Obverse: DI above, API-STI/KL-HS below, nude youth on horseback right, spearing downward; Reverse: TARAS, Phalanthos on dolphin left, holding trident; nymph head behind. Ex FORVM.

As the world's foremost numismatist, David R. Sear, has said, 'Magna Graecia and Sicily . . . undoubtedly represent the finest examples of numismatic art in the ancient world. Personally, I am quite drawn to the coins of Taras (Tarentum) because of their infinite variety of types on the basic theme of horseman and dolphin-rider.'

This "variation on a theme" concept appeals to me on many levels, and I am reminded of Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn. This masterpiece was, in fact, not composed by Haydn but Johannes Brahms. The B-flat major theme was "borrowed" from Haydn by Brahms for his composition. But there is another nice twist; modern scholarship, for the most part, now agrees that the theme wasn't Haydn's at all. He, too, had "borrowed" it.

So what does this detour into audio art's "variation on a theme" business have to do with numismatics? The ancient Greeks have a wonderful word for art "based upon" art; the word is ekphrasis (ecphrasis). It comes from the Greek ek 'out' and phrasis 'speak'. The verb ekphrazein, means to proclaim or call. One example of ekphrasis is a painting of a sculpture: the painting is "telling the story of" the sculpture, and so becoming a storyteller, as well as a story (work of art) itself. Or it may operate the other way round. Any art may describe any other art. In a manner that I find captivating, I understand these silver nomos of Taras as numismatic art "telling the story of" numismatic art: at once the story teller and the story.

J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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