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DOMITas10C655D+R.jpg
63 viewsDomitianus - AE as.
D/ IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
R/ VIRTVTI AVGVSTI SC
Cohen 655 - AD 88
Rugser
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14 viewsAntonivs Protti
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5 viewsAntonivs Protti
27655069_527880177594832_7013204050421949122_n.jpg
11 viewsAntonivs Protti
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7 viewsAntonivs Protti
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7 viewsAntonivs Protti
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7 viewsAntonivs Protti
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1 Gordian III18 viewsGordian III
Ant 4.8g

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

R: FORTVNA REDVX. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
1 commentsSosius
Domitian_As_RIC_650.jpg
12 Domitian AE As33 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As, 90-92 AD

O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right

R: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium.

Cohen 655, RIC 650
RI0029
Sosius
Julia_Paula_RIC_211_.jpg
29.1 Julia Paula15 viewsJULIA PAULA
AR Denarius. 220 AD

IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right / CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; star in left field.

RSC 6, RIC 211, Sear 7655
Condition: Holed and Ugly
Sosius
rjb_2009_10_08.jpg
655cf26 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PROVID[....]"
Providentia stg left holding flower and transverse sceptre
Rotomagus mint
RIC - (cf 655-7)
mauseus
Antinoopolis_-.jpg
43 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (23mm, 5.21 g, 1 h)
[Dated RY 2 of an uncertain era?]
Draped bust of Antinoös right, wearing hem-hem crown; crescent before, [Θω behind]
Nike advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath; L [B flanking?]
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 11655; Köln 3560 var. (size)
Ardatirion
glass_tessera.jpg
61 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
Glass Tessera (17mm; 2.33 g)
Draped bust of Nike left
Head of Herakles right
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 6555; Köln -
1 commentsArdatirion
caracalla_stobi_victoryres.jpg
(0198) CARACALLA23 views198 - 217 AD
AE 23 mm, 6.08 g
O: M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: MVNICI STOBENSI, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Macedonia, Stobi; cf. Moushmov 6552; AMNG 15.
laney
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(610-641) Heraclius [Sear 811]11 viewsHeraclius 610-641 AD
AE Follis (4.71 gm ; 22 mm)
Constantinople Mint
Obv: No Legend. Heraclius (center)� in military dress with long beard and mustache, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas, all standing facing.
Rev: Large M between ANNO and numeric regnal year,� B (officina 2)� below; CONE in exergue
Ségusiaves
Sestertius_concord_seated_.jpg
004 Orbiana Sestertius59 viewsOrbiana Æ sestertius, 26.368 g, 12h
SAL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S-C, Concord seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 655, Cohen 4
mix_val
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004 Orbiana Sestertius duplicate94 viewsOrbiana Æ sestertius, 23.705 g, 12h
SAL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S-C, Concord seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 655, Cohen 4
1 commentsmix_val
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #165 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #1
avers: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Laureate head right.
reverse: TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28,0 mm, weight: 17,12 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 190 A.D., ref: RIC III 566, C-722, BMCRE 655, Sear 5807var.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_Nike_advancing_right,_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,
avers:- M-AVREL-A-NTONIN..., Laureate head right.
revers:- MVNICIP-S-TOBENSI, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm frond.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 5,78g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Stoby, date:198 - 217 A.D., ref: SNGCop335, Moushmov 6553,
Q-001
quadrans
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09 Constantius Gallus48 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,
hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC)
SMN[?]

Nicomedia 97 var
C
ex DS
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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103c. Antinous 12 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis. 2nd-3rd centuries AD. PB Tessera (22mm, 4.45 g, 2h). Dated year 2 of an uncertain era. Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown; L B flanking / Victory advancing left, wings spread, holding palm frond and wreath. Milne –; Dattari (Savio) 11655; Köln –. Fine, dark gray surfaces.ecoli
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-()_SOLI-INVICTO_XXI-Q_RIC-769_C-641_Siscia-6th-em_Alfoldi-76-no-81_279AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-0h_22mm_3,41g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0076.0081, -/-//XXIQ, Bust F1/Gvar., RIC V-II 769, AE-Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, Rare!! 215 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0076.0081, -/-//XXIQ, Bust F1/Gvar., RIC V-II 769, AE-Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, Rare!!
avers: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (F1/Gvar.).
reverse: SOLI IN VICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, right hand raised, left holding a whip.
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,41g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 6th. emission of Siscia, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 769, p-100, C-655-657, Alföldi 0076.0081, Rare!!
Q-001
quadrans
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0076.0097, -/-//XXIT, Bust B/F, RIC V-II 768, AE-Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, Rare!!145 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0076.0097, -/-//XXIT, Bust B/F, RIC V-II 768, AE-Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, Rare!!
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, bust right in the imperial mantle. (B/F).
reverse: SOLI IN VICT O, Sol in quadriga galloping left, right hand raised, left holding a whip.
exergue: -/-//XXIT, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,53g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, 6th. emission of Siscia, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 768, p-100, C-655-657, Alföldi 0076.0097, Rare!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
770Hadrian_RIC706~0.jpg
1285 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left61 viewsReference
RIC II, 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337; RIC III, 1285

Bust A1

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
3 commentsokidoki
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14 Constantius II35 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right; Δ behind head
FEL TMEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing a falling horseman, bare-headed, reaching
TSA
Thessalonica 180
C3
ex DS
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 080, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKΓ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R5!!!92 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 080, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKΓ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R5!!!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXER-CITVS, Two soldiers helmeted, standing faceing one another, spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield set on ground, between them two standards.
exe: -/-//SMKΓ, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-080-p-655, R5!!!
Q-001
quadrans
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150 Antoninus Pius22 viewsAE As.
ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XXII, Laureate head right, COS - IIII, Togate figure standing left on pedestal in arched shrine, S C in ex
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1636 / 1655 Felipe III / Felipe IV38 views1636 / 1655, Felipe III (original coin ?) / Felipe IV (1636 + 1655), 4 / 6 Maravedis.Molinari
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1639 Receipt from Spain136 viewsDate: AD 1639, personal receipt, scarce
This is an old receipt dated AD 1639 for payment in the amount of 66 Ducados & ½ of vellón. It is from Spain during the reign of Philip IV (AD 1621-1665).

During the 17th century the power of Spain declined sharply and parts of its great empire broke away. The Dutch won a great naval victory at the Battle of the Downs in AD 1639. Spain finally recognized Dutch independence in 1648. In 1640 Portugal rebelled against Spanish rule. Spain formally recognized Portuguese independence in 1668. Meanwhile in 1635 a war began between France and Spain. In 1643 a Spanish army tried to invade France but was utterly defeated. Then in 1655 England joined France against Spain. Eventually by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 Spain was forced to cede territory to France. In the late 17th century Spanish power continued to decline. At the beginning of the century Spain was able to dominate Europe. By the end of the century it had ceased to be a great power.
2 commentsNoah
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165515 viewsAntoninianus
Antioch
Issue 13
SOLI INVICTO
G 1655
mauseus
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1655 - Etats de Vitré 11 viewsMgr de la Molle Houdencour
6,43g
27 mm
argent
POTIVS. MORI. QUAM. FEDARI .
"Plutôt la mort que le déshonneur"
Hermine passant à gauche dans un champ semé d'hermines .
IECTONS. DES. ESTAZ (Z à l'envers, rétrograde). DE. BRETAGNE .
Écu écartelé de France et de Bretagne surmonté de la couronne mi-ducale,
mi-royale, entre deux branches d'olivier
Daniel 14
PYL
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18. Gordian III / RIC 4, first issue.6 viewsAntoninianus, 238 - 239 AD (year 1), Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG / Providentia standing, holding globe and sceptre.
3.11 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #4; Sear #8655.
Callimachus
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260 Claudius II18 viewsClaudius Gothicus AE Antoninianus. Rome, AD 268-270. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / GENIVS AVG, Genius standing left, by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC 45Randygeki(h2)
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2735 PAMPHYLIA, Side Hadrian AE 24 Apollo standing13 viewsReference
RPC III, 2735; BMC 80; A FHW SNG Pfälzer 655

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder, right

Rev. СΙΔΗΤωΝ
Apollo Sidetes standing facing, head l., holding pomegranate in his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre.

8.70 gr
24 mm
12h
okidoki
655_P_Hadrian_RPC_3147A_Pudill_285.jpg
3147A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 120-21 AD Club in wreath23 viewsReference.
RPC III 3147A; Pudill in GN 285, 2016 148

Issue Year 5

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET E
Club in wreath

1.84 gr
12 mm
6h
okidoki
655_Hadrian_Eastern_Strack46.JPG
332 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus helmet behind20 viewsReference.
Strack 210; RIC 332; C. 338

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind, helmet behind the shield

3.2 gr
17 mm
6h
okidoki
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4 tessera provincial trajan triumph 215 viewsAE provincial tessera
2.06 g, 16.3 mm, 5 h.
Obv. IMP TRA. Thunderbolt.
Rev. AVG DAC. Cornucopia.
cf. Lindgren III 1652-1655.
cckk
Denario Septimio Severo RIC 266D.jpg
46-11 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)32 viewsAR Denario 19 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "SEVERVS PIUS AVG" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "INDVLGENTIA AVGG // IN CARTH" en exergo (La Benevolencia del Augusto hacia Cartago) - La Diosa Celestial de Cartago sentada de frente sobre un león que corre hacia la derecha, sostiene un rayo en mano derecha y un cetro en la izquierda. Debajo se vé aguas saliendo de una roca. Esta acuñación recuerda algún favor especial de los Emperadores a Carthage, capital de la provincia nativa de los Severos. Parece estar conectada con el abastecimiento de agua de la ciudad (quizás un acueducto nuevo), pero los detalles no se saben. El diosa principal de Carthage era conocida por los romanos como "Dea Caelestis", la “Diosa celestial”, aunque no es nombrada en las monedas y de allí surge una pequeña duda si Ella realmente es quien monta el león.

Acuñada 17ava. Emisión 204 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte I #266D Pag.125 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #6285 Pag.459 - BMCRE #335/8 Pag.218 - Cohen Vol.III #219 Pag.27 - DVM #47 Pag.183 - RSC Vol.III #222 Pag.28 - Hill CSS #655 - Foss #62
mdelvalle
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46-11 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)11 viewsAR Denario 19 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "SEVERVS PIUS AVG" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "INDVLGENTIA AVGG // IN CARTH" en exergo (La Benevolencia del Augusto hacia Cartago) - La Diosa Celestial de Cartago sentada de frente sobre un león que corre hacia la derecha, sostiene un rayo en mano derecha y un cetro en la izquierda. Debajo se vé aguas saliendo de una roca. Esta acuñación recuerda algún favor especial de los Emperadores a Carthage, capital de la provincia nativa de los Severos. Parece estar conectada con el abastecimiento de agua de la ciudad (quizás un acueducto nuevo), pero los detalles no se saben. El diosa principal de Carthage era conocida por los romanos como "Dea Caelestis", la “Diosa celestial”, aunque no es nombrada en las monedas y de allí surge una pequeña duda si Ella realmente es quien monta el león.

Acuñada 17ava. Emisión 204 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte I #266D Pag.125 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #6285 Pag.459 - BMCRE #335/8 Pag.218 (Plate 35 #11y14) - Cohen Vol.III #219 Pag.27 - DVM #47 Pag.183 - RSC Vol.III #222 Pag.28 - Hill CSS #655 - Foss #62 - Salgado II/1 #4126.a.2 Pag.85
mdelvalle
Denario_Julia_Paula_Concordia_2.jpg
54-02 - JULIA PAULA (219 - 220 D.C.)58 viewsEsposa de Heliogábalo, se caso con Ella en 219 D.C. y la repudió en 220 D.C.

AR Denario 20 x 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IVLIA PAVLA AVG" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: " CONCORDIA " – Concordia sentada a izquierda, portando una pátera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y apoyando el codo izquierdo en el respaldo. ” * “ en campo alto izquierdo.

Ceca: Roma
Acuñada: 219 - 220 D.C.
Rareza: Escasa

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II (Elagabalus) #211 Pag.45 - DVM #1/1 Pag.209 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7655 Pag.617 – BMCRE Vol.5 #172 – M.Thirion “Le Monnayage d’Elagabal (218-222)” #452 - Cohen Vol.IV #6 Pag.377 - RSC Vol. III #6a
1 commentsmdelvalle
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54-02 - JULIA PAULA (219 - 220 D.C.)15 viewsEsposa de Heliogábalo, se caso con Ella en 219 D.C. y la repudió en 220 D.C.

AR Denario 20 x 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IVLIA PAVLA AVG" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: " CONCORDIA " – Concordia sentada a izquierda, portando una pátera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y apoyando el codo izquierdo en el respaldo. ” * “ en campo alto izquierdo.

Ceca: Roma
Acuñada: 219 - 220 D.C.
Rareza: Escasa

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II (Elagabalus) #211 Pag.45 - DVM #1/1 Pag.209 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7655 Pag.617 – BMCRE Vol.5 #172 – M.Thirion “Le Monnayage d’Elagabal (218-222)” #452 - Cohen Vol.IV #6 Pag.377 - RSC Vol. III #6a
1 commentsmdelvalle
Sestercio Severo Alejandro RIC 465.jpg
59-30 - SEVERO ALEJANDRO (222 - 235 D.C.)58 viewsAE Sestercio 27 x 26 mm 17.8 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CA]ES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG" - Busto laureado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "P M TR P VI COS II P P - S C" - Pax (La Paz) avanzando a izquierda, portando rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y cetro largo vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada 227 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #465 Pag.108 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7993 Pag.655 - BMCRE #425 - Cohen Vol.IV #320 Pag.433 - DVM #98 Pag.225 - Loret #10960
2 commentsmdelvalle
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59-30 - SEVERO ALEJANDRO (222 - 235 D.C.)11 viewsAE Sestercio 27 x 26 mm 17.8 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CA]ES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG" - Busto laureado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "P M TR P VI COS II P P - S C" - Pax (La Paz) avanzando a izquierda, portando rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y cetro largo vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada 227 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #465 Pag.108 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7993 Pag.655 - BMCRE #425 - Cohen Vol.IV #320 Pag.433 - DVM #98 Pag.225 - Loret #10960
mdelvalle
98Hadrian_RIC655.jpg
655 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 125-28 AD Aequitas22 viewsReference.
RIC 655; C 387.

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS
radiate bust r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. COS - III in Ex SC
Aequitas seated l., holding scales and cornucopiae.

11.92 gr
27 mm
6 h
okidoki
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76. Orbiana sestertius.17 viewsSestertius, ca 225 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Diademed bust of Orbiana.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM / Concordia seated, holding patera and double cornucopiae. SC in exergue.
24.79 gm., 33 mm.
RIC #655; Sear #8193.
Callimachus
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AE follis Constans II SB 100815 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between KWN and CTAN star above officina A below M, U in exergue as regnal yr.
Mint Constantinople
Date: 655/6 CE
Sear 1008 DO 75-6
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AE follis Constans II SB 100815 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between KWN and CTAN star above officina A below M, U in exergue as regnal yr.
Mint Constantinople
Date: 655/6 CE
Sear 1008 DO 75-6
17mm 2.51
wileyc
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AE follis Constans II SB 10088 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between KWN and CTAN star above officina A below M, U in exergue as regnal yr. (15)
Mint Constantinople
Date: 655/6 CE
Sear 1008 DO 75-6
20mm 2.9
wileyc
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AE follis Constans II SB 100923 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Constans with longbeard and moustache stg, facing , wearing crown and chlamys, holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr (worn) K above. CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 655-8 CE
Sear 1009 DO 77-8
22mm 5.05gm
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ALEXANDER II ZABINAS (Seleucid King), AE22, SC 2237, Cornucopia54 viewsOBV: Radiate and diademed head right
REV: �'ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ�"ΡΟΥ, Double cornucopia; A-Π flanking, star to lower left
22mm

Minted at Antioch, 125-22 BC
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Alexander the Great71 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

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Alexander the Great91 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

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Alexandria 465545 viewsTetradrachm
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
LH
Eagle standing left, head turned back
Alexandria
Milne 4655
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ALFOLDI 076.171 15 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIV
WEIGHT 2.98g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 774
ALFOLDI 076.171
COLLECTION NO. 655
Barnaba6
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Alyattes trite89 viewsLydian Kingdom, Alyattes II or Uncertain King Before Kroisos, c. 610 - 561 B.C.
Electrum trite, Weidauer Group XVI, 86-89 var; SNG von Aulock 2868, Rosen 655, aVF, Sardeis mint, weight 4.682g, maximum diameter 13.0mm, c. 610 - 561 B.C.; obverse head of roaring lion right, with knob and rays atop snout, 'V' style mane; reverse irregular divided rectangular incuse;
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Amisos, Pontus, Time of Mithradates VI, ca. 80 BC.30 viewsObverse : Gorgonian head on shield facing.
Reverse : AMI-SOU, Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder, monograms above and below. Minted in Amisos of Pontos. Struck 85-655 BC. Ref: SNGBMC 1189.


EX ; Andreas Reich

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Anastasius I, Follis 491-518 A.D. 12 viewsConstantinople mint, 1st officina

Obverse: D N ANASTA SIVS PP AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M; cross above, stars flanking, CON below. punch mark under M
Dk0311USMC
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anonymous AE quadrans8 viewsRome
81-161 AD (Domitian - Marcus Aurelius)
cuirassed and helmeted bust of Mars right
cuirass
S C
RIC II p. 218, 19
2,57g
Johny SYSEL
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Anonymous, Denarius, Victory in Biga10 viewsAR Denarius
Anonymous
Issued: 145 - 126BC
17.5mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Jupiter, right. Scepter and "x" behind.
R: Victory in biga.
Exergue: ROMA
RSC 6
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3/22/13 4/3/17
Nicholas Z
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Antiochos IV, Epiphanes31 viewsAE 18, Syria, Antiochos IV Epiphanes, ca. 175-164 B.C., Antioch on the Orontes. Obv: Antiochos facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, around eagle facing right. Dark brown patina, obverse somewhat weakly struck, beautiful reverse, F. Hoover HGC 9, 655 (R1-R2).

Molinari
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 615a, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Aeneas) 114 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.15g, Ø33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv/ ANTONINVS · AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev/ P P TR P COS III (in field) [S C (in ex.)], Aeneas wearing a short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying Anchises on his shoulder and holding Ascanius by the hand. Anchises (veiled and draped) carries a box in left hand, Ascanius wears a short tunic and Phrygian cap and caries a pedum (shepherd's crook) in left hand.
RIC 615a (R2), BMCRE 1264, Cohen 655 (80 Fr.), Strack 904 (3 specimens found); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 309 (same obv. and rev. dies, 3 specimens found).
ex Numphil (Paris, june 2014 auction)

This type is part of a series figuring scenes from ancient Roman legends. The scene depicts Aeneas leaving Troy with his son Ascanius and his father Anchises. According to the legend, Aeneas, son of Venus and the Trojan Anchises, fled by boat with some inhabitants of Troy as it fell to the Greeks, taking the Palladium - the ancient sacred statue of Athena - and eventually made their way west to resettle in Italy. They intermarried with the local inhabitants and founded the town of Lavinium, and became the nucleus of the future Roman people. One of the descendants of Aeneas'son Ascianus was Rhea Silvia, the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus.

Numismatic note: This issue has been struck from a single obverse die with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This obverse die was used exclusively with two reverse dies with slightly different legends: the one in the photo above, and a similar one with the legend "P P TR POT COS III". The use of the aegis on the bust is not exclusive for this issue, but very rare for Antoninus Pius.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 655, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Victoria flying with open wreath)59 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,48g, Ø 31mm, 5h). Rome, AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI around, S | C low in field, Victoria wearing towered headdress, winged, draped, flying left, holding an open wreath in both hands..
RIC 655 (S); BMC 1329; Cohen 1087 (6 fr.); Strack 867; Banti 513 (4 spec.)
Ex Nomos, July 2015
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Apollonia Pontica92 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica56 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.28 gm, 14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica99 views450 – 424 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type 1. C. Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica139 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica52 viewsObv: Gorgoneian head facing with wild hair and protruding tongue.

Rev: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right.

Silver Drachm, Apollonia Pontica, Thrace, c. 400 - 350 BC

2.7 grams, 15 mm, 0°

GCV 1655
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Apollonia Pontica drachm19 viewsThrace; Apollonia Pontica AR drachm, 450–400 B.C. 2.91g. Obv: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Rev.: Gorgoneion head facing. Sear GCV I: 1655 var (Sear describes obverse type with A to right and crayfish to left).kaitsuburi
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 84 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 76 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm33 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 30 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.19 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm59 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.26 gm, 13-14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm44 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.31 gm, 13.2 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs; elaborate design with pronounced face wrinkles and spoked wheel/star pattern ear-rings, on a webbed aegis shield tipped with coiled snakes.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9; SNG BM Black Sea 156

Certified Authentic by David R. Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 501CR/GC/CO/CD)

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm44 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.24 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm39 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm46 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.21 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm34 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.13 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm44 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with straight bangs parted in the middle
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 56 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and
the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 36 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.24 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm45 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.27 gm, 13.7 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44;
Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9;
SNG BM Black Sea 153-6 & 158

Certified Authentic by David Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 502CR/GC/CO/CD)

Note: From same dies as the source coin of the series of cast fakes (see Fake Coin Reports)

Topalov Type 44: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm22 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.18 gm, 15.98 mm
Obv.: Inverted anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in the middle
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655; HGC 3, 1323

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Siver Drachm40 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.17 g., 13-15 mm.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in middle
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm61 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.91 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm60 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.89 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm65 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.87 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm69 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.86 gm, 13-14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm59 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.450 – 404 B.C.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm45 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.80 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm 28 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.67 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11;
SNG Bulgaria II 322-324

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm64 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.81 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, hair in single row of large beads, head surrounded by long snakes tied in bow at top of head.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 4
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm58 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.85 gm, 13-15 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9;
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Die match to another of my coins and to CNG 806828
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm37 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.87 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9;
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Die match to another of my coins and to CNG 806828
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm25 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.81 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm36 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.61 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm27 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm16 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.71 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, hair in single row of large beads, head surrounded by long snakes tied in bow at top of head.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 4
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Similar to another one of my coins though a tab bit more weathered!
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm17 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.71 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm3 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.89 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11
SNG Bulgaria II 301-309

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45(i?) - Silver Drachm24 views450 – 424 or 410/404 B.C.
Silver Drachm, Thracian Imitation?
2.39 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets
circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var;
BMC Mysia p.9, 11
SNG BM Black Sea 160/61

Topalov Type 45 – Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm61 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Appears to die match previous coin
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm69 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.77 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Appears to die match previous coin though roughed up a bit
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm64 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.84 gm, 13.5-15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm 31 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.84 gm, 14.2 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45 var.; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase (GS55520) - Dr. Prokopov has identified this as a tribal (Celtic?) imitative. This is my fourth coin with from the same cracked reverse die. There appears to be three different obverse dies though.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm19 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.77 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

My fifth coin of this reverse die - appears to be an earlier strike when compared to the others as the crack is not as severe.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm14 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.86 gm, 14.0 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45 var.; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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APOLLONIA PONTICA, THRACE22 viewsAPOLLONIA PONTICA, THRACE, AR Drachm. 450-404 B.C. Facing head of Medusa in classic Attic style, long protruding tongue, human hair & snakes for hair. Rev.: Anchor, to right A, to left crayfish. SNG Cop 457. Sear 1655.dpaul7
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APOLLONIA PONTICA, THRACE29 viewsAPOLLONIA PONTICA, THRACE, AR Drachm. 450-404 B.C. Facing head of Medusa in classic Attic style, long protruding tongue, human hair & snakes for hair. Rev.: Anchor, to right crayfish, to left A. SNG Cop 457. Sear 1655.dpaul7
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asmcalee81212 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M. KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
24 mm, 12.60 gms

McAlee 812
Charles M
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus6 viewsSiscia
spring 274 AD
Issue 7, Phase 1
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
P*
LV 7655-78; RIC1st 244
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2231
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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AUSTRIA - Leopold I159 viewsAUSTRIA - Leopold I ("The Hogmouth" - 1655-1705) Kreuzer, 1695. Augsburg Mint - note odd mintmaster initials at bottom of reverse. KM #1381 (Old KM #5)dpaul7
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Ayyubid. Branch at Halab/Aleppo. al-Nasir Yusuf II (Emir of Syria, 634-658 A.H. = 1236-1260 A.D.)12 viewsAlbum 845; Balog 760

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated 655 A.H. = A.D. per Balog but undated per Album: 2.53 g., 24.61 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Malik / al-Nasir in center.

Rev.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Imam / al-Musta'sim in center.

Attribution courtesy of newcoins and legends courtesy of mazdaro.
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Calabria Tarentum AR Nomos circa 334-330 BC 23 mm 7.70g 2h12 viewsNude youth on horseback right crowning self,EA and Ionic capital below.Rev Phalanthos holding snake and whip,on dolphin left,KON below.Grant H
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CALABRIA, Tarentum AR Obol57 viewsKantharos; five pellets around

Kantharos; five pellets around.

Tarentum, Circa 280-228 BC.

8.5mm 0.53 g

Vlasto 1655-6; HN Italy 1076.

Ex-CNG 381 Lot 13; Ex-Steve P Collection

2 commentsJay GT4
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Campgate: Arcadius, zecca di Tessalonica. Chi-rho in alto sul R/19 viewsArcadius (383-408 AD),Thessalonica mint, Chi-Rho above
AE,13 mm, 1.32 gm
D/ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
R/ GLORIA REIPVBLICE, campgate, Chi-Rho above, Gamma� in left field, TES in ex.
LRBC 1860, Not in Ric ( RIC 59c var.)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 5 novembre 2014, numero catalogo 228), ex Chip Vaughn collection (Alton, IL Usa, fino al 2014)
paolo
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Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochos VII70 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Houghton II 655 (same dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.157g, maximum diameter 28.8mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EUERGETOU, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate DI / A left, A inner left, G inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce;

Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.

Ex Houghton collection
Ex Forum
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Caracalla , Macedonia, Stobi #247 viewsAE23, 209-217 AD
Obv:MAVREL ANTONIN, Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICS STOBENS, Victory left with wreath and palm.
23mm, 5.86 gm
BMC 10-11v, Moushmov 6553
jdholds
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Caracalla ,Macedonia, Stobi #445 viewsAE 22, 193-217 AD
Obv: IM C MAVR ANTONINVS, Laureate , bearded head right.
Rev:MVNICI STOBE, Victory advancing right with wreath and palm.
22mm, 6.4gm
Moushmov 6553
jdholds
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Caracalla AE23 mm of Stobi, Macedonia4 viewsObverse: AVG PIVS MAX ANTONINVS,
radiate head right
Reverse: MVNICI STOBENS, Nike standing
right holding wreath & palm.
Moushov 6555, 23.6 mm, 5.8g
NORMAN K
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Caracalla Æ 22mm of Stobi in Macedonia. 41 viewsCaracalla Æ 22mm of Stobi in Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MVNICI STOBEN, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, wheel at foot. AMNG 15.
25 mm. VF, ,nice glossy redish patina.
Stobi
Moushmov 6552
Antonio Protti
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Caracalla, AE 2552 viewsA C M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICI STOBEN
Zeus Nikephorus seated left, holding scepter behind, and Victory before.
Cohen IV 723 - 724, Gabler AMNG III, pl. XXI/30.
Same obverse die (V4), Josifovski 527, pl. XLIV, citing specimen in Vienna, FL.
Reverse die is Julia Domna R4 of Josif 147.
This reverse is Moushmov 6556.
whitetd49
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Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #158 viewsAE23, 198-217 AD
Obv:IM C MAVR ANTONINVS, Laureate cuirassed bust right , seen from behind.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Victory left , wings spread , holding wreath and palm, wheel at her feet.
23mm, 5.9gm.
Moushmov 6552, Gaebler AMNG II, pg. 113, 15

jdholds
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Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #369 viewsAE 24, 198-217 AD
Obv:MAVREL ANTONIN, Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Nike standing right holding trophy.
24mm, 6.5gm
Moushmov, 6554
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Carausius (RIC 651 or 655, Coin #580)13 viewsCarausius, AE Antononianus, RIC 651 (or 655), Rotomagus mint.
Obv: IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDEN AVG Providentia standing left, holding olive branch (or 3 ears of corn) and transverse sceptre.
Size: 16,6 x 2,6 mm, 4.20g.
MaynardGee
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CILICIA, Aigeai.7 viewsCILICIA, Aigeai. Circa 164-27 BC. Æ Turreted, draped, and veiled bust of Tyche right / Bridled horse’s head left; monogram to right.ecoli
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III19 viewsObverse: Bust right; radiate; draped; cuirassed. AYT K ANT GORDIANOS SEB P P. Reverse: Woman (Athena) standing; head left; wearing helmet and holding spear and shield; TARSOY MHTROPOLEWS A M K G B.

SNG FRANCE 2 1655 / COLL PARIS 1539.23
1 commentsSkySoldier
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City Commemorative (330-335 A.D.)50 viewsAv.: CONSTANTINOPOLI
Rv.: Victory on prow
Ex.: SMKA

AE Follis Ø19 / 2.4g
RIC VII 93 Cyzicus
RIC Rarity rating R4!
Juancho
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City Commemorative (RIC 120, Coin #655)9 viewsRIC 120 (R3), AE3, Heraclea, 330 - 333 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINOPOL; Laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding reversed spear.
REV: (dot SMH gamma); Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield.
SIZE: 19.4mm 2.62g
MaynardGee
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Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG10 viewsAE Antoninianus
Claudius II Gothicus
Augustus: 268 - 270AD
Issued: 268 - 270AD
20.0mm
O: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: ANNONA AVG; Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain and cornucopia.
Exergue: Δ, right field.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 218: B20, O11, R7, T5, M6.
RIC V-1, 19, radiate, cuirassed, Δ.
paydav 271776985665
2/22/15 3/6/17
Nicholas Z
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Claudius. Quadrans. Modius/S.C. 14 viewsDate: A.D. 41-54. Denomination: � Quadrans. Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.84 grams. Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 42.
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG. Modius.
Reverse: PON. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P. COS. II around S. C.
Reference: RIC 126, 90. BMC 182
Antonivs Protti
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Cologne - 8e Emission - (mi-fin 273 - début 274) - SPES AVGG11 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
SPES AVGG
EG 316
Cunetio 2655
RIC 270
Elmer 793
AGK 9c
de Witte 75
Cohen 90
PYL
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Commodus - Alexandria11 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 183 - 28 Aug 184 AD
laureate head right
M A KO ANTW__CEB EYCEB
Commodus standing left, sacrificing at altar; bust of Serapis set on column right
K_Δ
L
Geissen 2212; Milne 2655; SNG Cop 571; Dattari 3847 var. (obv. legend); BMC Alexandria p. 178, 1432 var. (same); SRCV II 5914; Emmett 2529
12,8g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Comtat Venaissin, Innocent X (1644-1655), France.16 viewsPatard, cuivre, 0,58 g
Av./ (abeille) INNOCENTIVS X PO MA, deux clefs en sautoir, point dans la clef de gauche.
Rv./ S PETRVS ET PAVLVS AVEN, croix dans un quadrilobe.
Double frappe du revers
Refs : DB-84
Gabalor
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Constance Ier Chlore11 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB C
buste radié à droite, drapé et cuirassé.
TEMPOR FEL
Felicitas debout à gauche, tenant un caducée long et une corne d'abondance
C
PTR
Estiot-Zanchi 10
CAHN 48
RIC 299/655
1er émission de l'atelier de Trêves(mi-/ fin 293)
PYL
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Constance Ier Chlore - 655a15 viewsIMP CONSTANTIVS P AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
S F
PTR
RIC 655a (seconde Tétrarchie - mai 305/début 307)
PYL
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Constans II36 viewsConstans II
AE 40 nummi
- Constans II on the left and Constantine IV on the right, no legend round
- M, ANNO downwards at left and the numerals X [V] for year 15 (655-56) at right and CON for Constantinople below.
Exergue: CON
Mint: Constantinople (655-56)
References: Sear 1010
Scotvs Capitis
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Constantine I, Soldiers and Standards, Siscia31 viewsRIC VII Siscia 252
ecoli
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Constantine VII and Leo, SB175824 viewsObverse: +CONSTANT CE ZOH B or similar, facing bust 0f Constantine VII, beardless (on L.) and Zoe on r., both crowned and holding between them long patriarchal cross; Constantine wears loros, whilst his mother is clad in chlamys .
Reverse: +CONS/TANTINO'/CE SOHbA/SILIS RO in five lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-944 CE
25mm, 6.55g
SB 1758
wileyc
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Constantius II14 viewsAE3, Antioch Mint, 350-355 AD
Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman falling forward onto neck of horse.
Exergue: ANH
Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 188
Justin L
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Cyzicus, RIC VII 080, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKΓ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R5!!!72 viewsCyzicus, RIC VII 080, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMKΓ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R5!!!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXER-CITVS, Two soldiers helmeted, standing faceing one another, spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield set on ground, between them two standards.
exe: -/-//SMKΓ, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-080-p-655, R5!!!
Q-001
quadrans
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EB0259 Hermes / Caduceus3 viewsKephaloidion, Sicily, AE 13, 250-200 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing Petatos, caduceus over shoulder.
Reverse: KE-ΦA, winged caduceus.
References: Sear 1087; Calciati 9; Hoover HGC 655; SNG Cop 233; Mionnet Supp I, 178.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.519g.
EB
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EB0457 Faustina II / Laetika13 viewsFaustina II, AE As or dupondius, 161-176 AD.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, diademed? wearing a double circlet of pearls?.
Rev: LAETIKA S-C Laetika standing left, holding wreath and sceptre.
References: RIC III, 1655,6,8; Cohen 151.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 13.111 grams.
EB
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EB0655 Claudius II Gothicus / Nike9 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 269-270.
Obverse: AVT K KΛΑVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Nike alighting right, holding wreath and filleted palm; LB in right field.
References: Milne 4228; Dattari 5402; Geissen 3041; SNG Cop 843.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 8.821g
EB
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Elis, Olympia, 340-330 BC, Æ Dichalkon8 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Eagle standing right, with wings closed; F-A across field, ΔI below, all within olive wreath.

BCD Peloponnesos 655; BCD Olympia 287 (same dies); HGC 5, 528 (incorrectly attributed as BCD Peloponessos 287) (R2); BMC 143.

(15 mm, 2.70 g, 2h).
Classical Numismatic Group, December 2008; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); found in Thessaly according to BCD collection tag.

Amongst the first Elean bronze issues. Rare, only a few dozen known.
n.igma
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Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of emperor Marcus Aurelius64 viewsSilver Denarius, BMCRE II p. 404, 148; RSC II 195; SRCV II 5262; RIC III MA689 var. (no stephane); Hunter II 8 var. (same), Choice Very Fine , excellent centering, unusual artistic portrait for empress Faustina,toned, Rome mint, weight 2.655g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 0o, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 175 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane and earring, bun in the back; reverse SALVS, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising up from altar, from patera in right hand, resting left elbow on throne, feet on footstool.
Rare with this grade.

Salus was the Roman goddess of health. She was Hygieia to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father Asclepius learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.

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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection. / Item number RI 75220 (F)/ 20469 (S).

Given as a souvenir to a dear friend and a great Pharmacist on 9/8/2017.
Sam
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)7 viewsSRCV 10343 var. (exergue), RIC V S-655, Göbl 1613g, Van Meter 180°.

BI Antoninianus, 3.88 g., 20.60 mm. max., 180°.

Antioch mint, 9th emission, struck during sole reign (260-268 A.D.), ca. 262-264 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ROMAE AETERNAE (= to the eternal Rome), Roma seated left on shield, holding spear right and Victory left. Star in left field.

RIC rarity C.
Stkp
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Gallienus roma14 viewsAntioch mint, struck 260-268 AD
4.193g, maximum diameter 21.3mm

RIC V 655, Cohen 919, AHG 423

From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus, purchased from Forvm, real coin better than photo
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD10 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GOR(DIANVS AV)G, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: PROVIDEN(TIA AV)G, Providentia standing left holding a globe and a traverse scepter.

Note: An early issue with the portrait of Gordian III looking similar to Balbinus

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 238 AD

3.8 grams, 25 mm, 180°

RIC IViii 4, RSC 302, S8655, VM 47/1
SPQR Coins
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Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica - AR Drachm, 450-400 BC. * Specimen 175 views
Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica, Thrace: Specimen 1.

Obv: Gorgoneion facing.
Rev: Inverted anchor with crayfish in left field, monogram A in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Apollonia Pontica
Struck: 450-400 BC.

Size: 16.425 mm.
Weight: 2.79 grams
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Worn and as shown in photographs, but still an impressive Gorgoneion.

Refs:*
Sear, 1655(v)
Tiathena
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Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica - AR Drachm, 450-400 BC. * Specimen 268 views
Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica, Thrace: Specimen 2.

Obv: Gorgoneion facing.
Rev: Inverted anchor with crayfish in left field, monogram A in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Apollonia Pontica
Struck: 450-400 BC.

Size: 15.80 x 13.025 mm.
Weight: 3.27 grams
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Worn and as shown in photographs, but still remarkable and impressive coin.

Refs:*
Sear, 1655(v)
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GREEK, Apollonia Pontica (Thrace)53 viewsDrachm, 2.8 gm, 14.3 mm, 450-400 BC, Sear (GC) 1655
Obv: Anchor with A to left and crawdad (crayfish) to right.
Rev: Anepigraphic. Gorgoneion with tongue sticking out.
1 commentsMassanutten
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GREEK, Knidos, Caria, c. 210 - 185 B.C.18 viewsGS86557. Silver didrachm, SNG Cop 318, Imhoof-Blumer Karische 32, Waddington 2312, SNG Keckman -, SNGvA -, SNG Kayhan -, SNG Mün -, SNG Tüb -, SNG Mugla -, BMC Caria -, aEF, toned, tight flan typical for the type, encrustations, light corrosion, edge cracks, weight 5.531 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Knidos (near Tekir, Turkey) mint, magistrate Agephon..., c. 210 - 185 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse forepart of roaring lion right, club to left, KNI∆ION above, AΓEΦΩN (magistrate) below; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, SICILY, HIMERA, AE Hemilitron68 views440-404 BC
3.62 – grams
Obv.: Head of nymph Himera left, wearing sphendone, six dots/pellets before face
Rev.: 6 pellets within laurel-wreath
Sear 1110

I was overjoyed to get this specimen. What pleases me about this coin is the extreme sharpness of its details. On the obverse the hair detail is bold and complete while on the reverse the veins in the leaves are bold and jump out at you. The boldness of these very fine details just points out the sharpness of the strike. In addition the both sides are well centered with no missing details.
Richard M10
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Hadrian, RIC 655, Dupondius of AD 125-128 (Aequitas)9 viewsÆ Dupondius (14.6g, Ø27mm, 6h). Rome, AD 125-128.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, radiate head right.
Rev.: COS III around, S C in ex., Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
RIC 655 (c); Cohen 387; Strack 607; Kankelfitz 139/99d.
Ex D.Ruskin, Oxford, August 1995, from old British collection.
Charles S
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Hispania, Colonia Patricia. Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 17 views(23 mm, 8.60 g, 10 h). Bare head of Augustus left / City ethnic in two lines within oak wreath. ACIP 3357; RPC I 129.Antonivs Protti
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hj6.26.38.xx5 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
28 mm, 10.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.38.xx (Not in HJ)
Charles M
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HUNGARY - Leopold I217 viewsHUNGARY - Leopold I (1655-1705) "The Hogmouth" AR 15 Kraczar, 1691, Kremnitz mint (K-B). Husz. #1204. KM #209.dpaul7
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HUNGARY - Leopold I188 viewsHUNGARY - Leopold I (1655-1705) 6 Kreuzer, 1673, silver. Kremnitz mint. Reference: KM-#164.dpaul7
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HUNGARY - LEOPOLD I164 viewsHUNGARY - LEOPOLD I (1655-1705) AR 15-Kreuzer, 1676, Kremnitz Mint. Ref.: KM#175.dpaul7
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Indo-Skythians, Azes.24 viewsIndo-Skythians, Azes. 58-12 BC. Three AR Drachma (a. 2.33 gm, b. 2.28 gm, c. 2.23 gm). Armored king on horseback r. holding elephant goad. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY AZOY. Karosthi letter to r. a. ʅ b. ƿ c. ψ. / Zeus Nikephorus stdg l. w/ Nike on arm, holding sceptre. Karosthi legend Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (of Great King, King of Kings Azes the Great). ↑ 󰁤 -Hʒ ↘ M-ʒ ← M-ƒ. VF. HGC 655 C; MIG 856, 857a, 857.Christian T
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Judaea, Herodian Kingdom. Agrippa I. 37-44 C.E. AE prutah 17 viewsObv. BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA, umbrella.
Rev. Three ears of barley, flanked by L-ς.
Hendin 1244b; Meshorer TJC 120.
Jerusalem mint, struck 41-42 C.E.
18mm, 2.9 grams.
Canaan
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Julia Domna, Concordia39 viewsFrom Forvm catalog:
Silver denarius, SRCV II 6577, RIC IV 637, SRC III 21, Choice gVF, 3.655g, 19.0mm, 0o, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 196 - 202 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CONCO-RDIA, Concordia seated left, patera in extended right, cornucopia in left
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Julia Domna, Luna67 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius;

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
diademed and draped bust right

LVNA LVCIFERA
Luna driving biga left

RIC 379c [Caracalla], RSC 105, BMC 10
3 commentsarizonarobin
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JULIA PAULA35 viewsAR denarius. 220 AD. Draped bust right. IVLIA PAVLA AVG. / Concordia enthroned left,holding patera and resting left arm on throne.Star in left
field. CONCORDIA.
s 7655.
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JULIA PAULA30 viewsAR denarius. 220 AD. Draped bust right. IVLIA PAVLA AVG. / Concordia enthroned left,holding patera and resting left arm on throne.Star in left field. CONCORDIA.
s 7655.
benito
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Julia Paula Denarius46 viewsRome mint, AD 220
IVLIA PAVLA, draped bust right
CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera
2.97 gr
Ref : RCV # 7655, Cohen # 6
Potator II
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Julia Paula – RIC-211 (Elagabalus)34 viewsJulia Paula. Augusta, A.D. 219-220. AR denarius (19 mm, 3.39 g, 6 h). Rome, under Elagabalus, A.D. 220. IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust of Julia Paula right / CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; in left field, star. RIC 211; BMC 173; RSC 6a; RCV 76551 commentsBud Stewart
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Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 219-220 CE.200 viewsAR Denarius (19 mm, 2.8 gm). Rome mint, 220 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
RIC 211; RSC 6; BMC 172; Sear 7655.
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Julia Paula, Concordia29 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

IVLIA PAVLA AVG,
bare-headed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, small looped plait bun at back

CONCORDIA (harmony),
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star in left field;

from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk (purchased FORVM ancient Coins)

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III 'The Great' (Circa 324/323 BC)27 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25.5 mm, 17.24 g

Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC.

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin

Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; wreath in left field; below throne, monogram above M.

Price 3655.

This coin was minted in or near the time (323 BC) and place (Babylon) of Alexander's (likely) assassination.
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Laranda, Lycaonia, c. 332 B.C.81 viewsLaranda, known today as Karaman, Turkey, was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates.


Silver obol, SNG Levante 225, SNG BnF 443, VF, 0.692g, 11.5mm, 270o, Laranda mint, c. 332 BC; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, holding grain ear in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, all within a double circular border of dots
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Louis XII Roi de France (1498-1514) - Ecu d'or10 viewsEcu d'or au porc-épic, 3,33 g
Point sous la 17ème lettre, atelier d'Amiens.
A/ + LVDOVICVS DEI GRA FRANCORVM REX C, écu de France couronné, soutenu par deux porcs-épics.
R/ + XPS VINCIT XPS REGNAT XPS IMPERAT, croix cantonnée de deux L et de deux porcs-épics.
Réfs : Duplessy 655.
Gabalor
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Louis XIV, Roi de France (1643-1715) - Liard4 viewsLiard, cuivre, 2,55 g
B au revers pour le Pont de l'Arche
A/ L XIIII ROY DE FR ET DE NA 1655, buste de Louis XIV couronné à droite.
R/ LIARD DE FRANCE B, trois lis dessous
Réfs : C2G-30
Gabalor
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Lucania, Poseidonia Silver Nomos c. 445-420 B.C.18 viewsLUCANIA, Poseidonia
Silver Nomos (20mm, 7.15 gm.). c. 445-420 BC.
Obv: Poseidon standing right, preparing to cast trident.
Rev: Bull standing left.
Ref: HN Italy 1116; SNG ANS 655.
mjabrial
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Macedonia, Stobi, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-23, Nike advancing right,101 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-23, Nike advancing right,
avers:- M-AVREL-A-NTONIN..., Laureate head right.
revers:- MVNICIP-S-TOBENSI, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm frond.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 5,78g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Stoby, date:198 - 217 A.D., ref: SNGCop335, Moushmov 6553,
Q-001
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Macrinus37 viewsMacrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Antioch, Syria

Bronze provincial as, McAlee 736; Hunter III, 243 - 244; BMC Galatia p. 200, 403 ff. var (busts); SNG Cop 234 var (same), aF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 2.175g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, obverse AYT KAI M O CE MAKPINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus, from the front; reverse KAI M O ∆IA ANTΩNEINOC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian, seen from the front, S - C flanking across field; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; very rare bust variant;

The Battle of Antioch. After Macrinus foolishly cut legionary pay, Legio III Gallica hailed Elagabalus as emperor on 16 May 218. Macrinus sent cavalry but they too joined Elagabalus. Macrinus finally abandoned his pay cut and paid a bonus, but it was too late. Legion II Parthica defected. General Gannys, the commander of Elagabalus' forces, decisively defeated Macrinus was just outside Antioch on 8 June 218. Macrinus shaved off his hair and beard and fled, disguised as a member of the military police. He was recognized by a centurion at Chalcedon on the Bosporus, taken back to Antioch and executed.
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Macrinus AE Pentassarion23 viewsObv: AVT K M OPELLIOC CEV MAKPEINOC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR - Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter.
Mint: Nikopolis ad Istrum
Ref: Moushmov 1249
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1309(a), Sestertius of AD 15332 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,62g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 153 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL, bare head right.
Rev.: TR POT VII [COS II] around, S C in ex., Minerva, helmeted, draped, seated right holding vertical spear and drawing out aegis on breast; round shield rests against seat.
RIC Antoninus Pius 1309(a); BMCRE 1935; Cohen 655; Strack 1087; Banti 326 (3 spec.)
Ex Künker Auction 153.
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Maximminvs II20 viewsAE Follis 310 - 313 RIC VI 845 Trier (c)

simmurray
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 36. Gordian III, HrJ (2014) 6.36.38.05 (plate coin)9 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 20, 3.98g, 19.85mm, 15°
obv. M ANT GOR - DIANOC AVG
laureate head r.
rev. MARKIAN - OPOLITW / N
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder set
on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1118 (3 ex., 2x Paris, Copenhagen)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1911
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.36.38.5 (plate coin)
d) Pfeiffer 655
F+, dark green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.07.05 #1 (plate coin)22 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 9.06g, 25.87g, 195°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K.M.AV - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV.GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN / .PROC I.
Apollo (Bonus Eventus?), nude, stg. l., holding branch in lowered l. hand and in outstretched r. hand
patera over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, [1540]
obv. AMNG I/1, 1539
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.7.5 (plate coin)
rare (R6), F+, dark green patina

The same rev. from same die is known for Geta too, HrHJ (2015) 8.22.7.3 (AMNG 1655)

Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Tomis, Marcus Aurelius, AMNG 265541 viewsMarcus Aurelius as Caesar, AD 139-161
AE 17, 3.5g
obv. KAICAR - BHROC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, l.
rev. TOMI - TWN
Dionysos, in short chiton and wearing boots(?), stg. l., holding thyrsos in raised l.
hand and pouring wine from kantharos in r. hand
AMNG I/2, 2655; Varbanov (engl.) 4729
rare, VZ, nice green patina

The sharp and clear depiction is astonishing. Remember, it's only 17mm!
2 commentsJochen
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MOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium. Hostilian6 viewsMOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium. Hostilian. As Caesar, AD 250-251. Æ Dated CY 12 (AD 250/1). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing to either side; AN XII (date) in exergue. Boric-Brescovic 1298; AMNG I 148; SNG Hungary 462ecoli
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ORBIANA69 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.
Triton VIII, Lot: 1056 . From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 100, 20 November 2000), lot 199; George Bauer Collection (Glendining, 23 January 1963), lot 1378; M. L. Vierordt Collection (J. Schulman, 5 March 1923), lot 2068 ; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907).
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ORBIANA149 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.

Triton VIII, Lot: 1056 . From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 100, 20 November 2000), lot 199; George Bauer Collection (Glendining, 23 January 1963), lot 1378; M. L. Vierordt Collection (J. Schulman, 5 March 1923), lot 2068 ; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907).
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Orbiana27 viewsOrbiana, AE sestertius (18.27g). AD 225-227. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S-C, Concord seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 655, Cohen 4, Sear 8193, BMC 293.1 commentsMolinari
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Orbiana Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 65523 viewsRome mint, Orbiana Orichalcum sestertius, 225 - 227 A.D., 33.1mm 20.780g, RIC IV 655, SRCV II 8193, Cohen 4, BMCRE VI 293
O: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right
R: CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S C, Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopia

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Orbiana Sestertius66 viewsOrbiana --AE Sestertius. (26.05g) SAL BARBIA ORBIANA [AVG] Diademed and draped bust right. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM Concord seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia, SC at sides. RIC655. 1 commentsfeatherz
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ORBIANA. Wife of Severus Alexander.137 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.

Triton VIII, Lot: 1056 . From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 100, 20 November 2000), lot 199; George Bauer Collection (Glendining, 23 January 1963), lot 1378; M. L. Vierordt Collection (J. Schulman, 5 March 1923), lot 2068 ; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907).
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PAPAL: Gregory X26 viewsRome, Gregory X (Tebaldo Visconti), 1272-1276 Bulla 1272-1276, PB 38mm., 90.33g. GRЄ/GORIVS/· P P · X’ · in three lines; all within linear-beaded border; (Ω above P P). Rev. S PA S PE Bare heads of Sts. Paul and Peter, facing slightly r. and l., respectively, each within beaded halo; cruciform sceptrr between; all within beaded-linear border. Serafini I 1-2.

Ex. Naville
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PELLA. Æ-22, 2nd century BC. VF.23 viewsPELLA. �-22, 2nd century BC. (7.65 g, 22 mm).
Head of Athena / Nike driving biga right.
Beautiful green patina.
SNG Cop. 256.
Antonio Protti
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Phoenicia, Arados 77-76 B.C5 viewsAE 21.50mm (Thickness 2.93mm), weight 7.29g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, ΘE over monogram above, Aradian era date 183 (PΠΓ) & Phoenician letter aleph (´) with Greek letter Z below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 89-88 B.C16 viewsAE 21.88mm (Thickness 2.73mm), weight 5.42g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, monograms above, Aradian era date 170 (POA) & Greek letter M with Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
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Phoenicia, Tyre Shekel91 viewsAR Tetradrachm/Shekel.

Laureate bust of Melkart right, aegis draped about neck

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; club before, flanked by date PM and KP to right, above monogram.

KP Jerusalem mint
PM Year 140 (14/15 AD).

Ex Calgary Coins, Ex. Hendin 919, RPC 4655.

13.29g


At the Great Temple in Jerusalem the annual tax levied was 1/2 shekel per male. The 1/2 shekel and shekel were the only coins accepted by the temple. Some experts believe that after the coinage of Tyre was debased under Roman control, Herod the Great began to strike "Tyre" shekels in Jerusalem. These coins were of cruder fabric and style, but maintained the silver purity required to pay the temple tax. The "Jerusalem" shekels have the letters KP or KAP to the right of the eagle and dates range from PH (18/17 B.C.) to PKE (69/70 A.D.). The Greek letters KP or KAP are probably an abbreviation for KAICAP, Greek for Caesar.
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Pisidia, Cremna, Aurelian SNG Paris 152866 viewsAurelian AD 270-275
Æ 30mm, 14.61g
obv. IMP CSL DOM AURELIANO
laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
rev. APOL - LI - NI COL CREMNE
radiate Apollo Propylaeus advancing right, cloak flowing behind, drawing bow with arrow at hip.
Von Aulock, Pisidiens 1655-1669; BMC 14-15 var. (APOLLI-NI); SNG Paris 1528 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 5119 (same obv. die).
EF, green patina with gray-green overtones
Pedigree:
From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection
Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 64 (11 October 1993), lot 757
Ex CNG TRITON IX (9.1.2006), lot 1578
added to www.wildwinds.com
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PROBUS BASTIEN 1868 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: TEMPORVM FELICITAS
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS 6h / WIDTH: 20-23mm
RIC: 53
BASTIEN: 186 (20 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 305
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PROBUS BASTIEN 314 7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.47g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 314 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 349
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PROBUS BASTIEN 3158 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.64 g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 315 (43 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 63
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PROBUS BASTIEN 3205 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS�P�F�AVG
REVERSE: MARTI VICTORI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//II
WEIGHT 2.98g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 89
BASTIEN: 320 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 207
NOTE: EX S.L. COLLECTION
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PROBUS RIC 84815 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS INVICTVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA�Γ�
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 848
COLLECTION NO. 1084
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PROBUS RIC 858 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG OFFICINA 424 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA�Δ�
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 858 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH KA�Δ� MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 979
EXTREMELY RARE
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PROBUS RIC 880 B BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 3 21 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA�Γ�
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 590
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Probus, Antoninianus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Γ 10 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
22.0mm 4.50gr
O: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
R: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding horse left, raising right hand; seated captive in front.
Exergue: Γ
Cyzicus Mint
Aorta: B15, O99, R6, T56, M2.
RIC 904, G.
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Q 2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
23.0mm 4.10gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding eagle-tipped scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left on right, holding scepter.
Exergue: Q, above line; XXI, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
Emission 3
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 905, Q; Reference: Gysen Lot 1721.
Aorta: B87, O25, R13, T94, M2.
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Probus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Year 8, Eagle47 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eagle standing left, head turned right, wreath in beak
Minted in Alexandria Egypt. (L | H) Year 8. A.D. 282
Reference(s) – Milne 4655. Emmett 3984(8) R2. Curtis -.

7.26 gms

A scarcer year.
Martin Griffiths
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Probus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Year 8, Eagle12 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eagle standing left, head turned right, wreath in beak
Minted in Alexandria Egypt. (L | H) Year 8. A.D. 282
Reference(s) – Milne 4655. Emmett 3984(8) R2. Curtis -.

8.43 gms

A scarcer year.
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PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM--PTOLEMY VIII EUERGETES II (PHYSCON)24 views145 - 116 BC
AE 1/4 Obol 9 mm; 2.95 g
O: Diademed and horned head of Zeus Ammon right;
R: Eagle standing half left with wings open

Kyrene mint;cf. Svoronos 1655, SNG Cop 658
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Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, Bronze 1/4 obol, Svoronos 165557 viewsPtolemy VIII Euergetes, 145 - 116 B.C. Bronze 1/4 obol, Svoronos 1655, SNG Cop 658, F/VF, Kyrene mint, 2.040g, 13.5mm, 180o, obverse diademed and horned head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse “[ΕΤΟΥ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ [ΠΤΟΛ]”, eagle standing half left with wings open, grasping fulmen in talons, “ΘΕ” left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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r1300_266 viewsAe 28 (tetrassarion)
Obv. Laur, dr + cuir bust r., IMP L SEP - SEV[...] round.
Rev. Demeter (Josifovski calls the deity Victory) stg facing, wearing radiate crown, long torch in r hand, round the bottom of which twines a snake, cornucopia in l arm, MVNICI - STOBEN round.
Moush. ---- (but see Moush. 6558 for rev type).
Josifovski 142 (V28, R28), citing one specimen in a private collection.
11.82 gm, 28 mm
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Rama V, King Chulalongkorn the Great (1853- 1910 AD), Thailand40 viewsKing Rama V, AR, 1 baht, R.S. 126, 1907 AD, 31m, 14.9 g, Royal Mint: Bangkok. Obverse: head of Rama V facing L, King's "first" name (สมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์) above, his "last" name (พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว) below . Reverse: The Coat of Arms of Chulalongkorn--On the top of the coat of arms is the Great Victory Crown of Thailand, the most important royal regalia and the symbol of kingship. Under the crown is the symbol of the Royal House of Chakri, the King's royal family, which is a disc intersected with a trident. The royal multi-tiered umbrellas of state are also present on either side of the crown. To both sides of the coat of arms are the other regalia, the royal sword and the royal baton. In the background is the draped robe - either the Royal robe of the King or the robe of the Order of Chulachomklao - an order created by the King. The supporters are two mythical creatures, one is the Royal Lion, rajasiha, and the other is Elephant Lion, gaja-siha. The shield itself is partitioned into three parts, signifying the Thai part of the Kingdom (the 3-headed elephant) on the top, the Laotian suzerainty (another elephant), and the Malay suzerainty (two "kris", or Malayan short swords). The chain under the Arms is a necklace that is a part of the Order of Chulachomklao. The ribbon under the Arms is inscribed with the motto (in Pali, the language of the Buddhist canon) which may be translated as "Unity brings happiness." Khrueng Thep (กรุงสยาม--Bangkok) left, Rama V (รัชกาลที่) right, one baht (บาทหนึ่ง) below. RS 126 has the regnal date 40 over the 127; EF, Rare.

Rama V, King Chulalongkorn the Great (1853- 1910 AD); during his 42-year reign, King Chulalongkorn (the fifth king of the Chakri Dynasty) succeeded in establishing a government based on the western system, which ultimately paved the way for the present democracy. He reformed the rule of law, established a proper judicial system and introduced compulsory military service, improving the country's national defense. He introduced the Baht (still in use today) as the official currency and made taxes directly payable to the government, cutting out the corrupt middlemen. King Chulalongkorn also set up Siam's first hospital based on western medical practices, the first medical school and a nationwide education system.

The Thai Nation rightly reveres King Chulalongkorn. The preservation of Thailand's sovereignty and independence, in contrast to other Asian countries that capitulated to colonialism, was a direct result of his efforts. His skills of diplomacy abroad and ability to form a central government at home endeared him to the people. His reign was one of the most successful of any monarch in any country in the world and through his vision and leadership; a small, traditional Kingdom was transformed into a modern Nation at the heart of Asian affairs.
(http://www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com/chulalongkorn_rama_5.html)

On his first enthronement, King Chulalongkorn issued a royal decree that all the people born during his reign would be born free; he had determined that slavery should eventually disappear from his realm. In order not to create a social upheaval suddenly, King Rama V took gradual measures to release slaves to freedom, and in 1905 he issued a law for the abolition of slavery. Thus the Thai people won freedom without any struggle.

The first public museum was established by King Rama V in 1880 at the Concordia Building inside the Grand Palace compound. Later, when the viceroy or Uparat position was replaced by the crown Prince position, the Palace of the Uparat or the Front Palace was vacant. In 1887 the museum was moved to the Front Palace and developed to be the National Museum.


In 1917, Siam (Thailand) opened its first university. It was named after this beloved King: Chulalongkorn University was referred to as "the Harvard of Asia" by President Bill Clinton of the United States.

Cleisthenes
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RIC 065573 viewsDomitian Minerva. Rome, AD 88. Silver denarius.
19mm. 3.28g.
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, beaded border.
Rev:Minerva standing left holding spear, IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P.
RIC 655 (R2)
Good VF



Lately I have been spending a few hours a night checking the Flavian coins for sale on different sites. I deliberately check the attributions. Looks like it paid off this time. This coin was misattributed by the seller. I am so happy that I bought RIC II Part 1. It has more than paid for itself in its usefulness.

Domitian definitely had a thing for Minerva. She dominates the reverses of the denarii of Domitian. However, this is not an ordinary Domitian Minerva. What makes this coin special is the dating. The most amazing part to me is that IMP XVI (on the reverse) was only in production for 4 days between Oct 30 and Nov 2 of 88 CE. " A diploma dated 7 November 88 proves that IMP XVII had already been proclaimed by then..". According to RIC Part II the hoard evidence reveals that there were only 2 of these counted. This coin was minted just after the secular games issue.

This coin is very rare. There are no examples in the British Museum, Paris collection, or Berlin. There is one in the Vienna Kunthistorisches museum and there is one in the coin catalogue of the Grenoble library.

Acsearch: 0
Coin archives: 0
OCRE: 0
BMC: 0

I am very happy to add this one to my collection. Thanks to a friend and fellow Flavian enthusiast for confirming my attribution. It is very useful to have another pair of eyes you can trust when you suspect a misattribution.

Please forgive the poor photo. This coin is very shiny and thus very difficult to photograph.
2 commentsorfew
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RIC 066676 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 88 -89 CE
19mm., 2,93g.
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII
Rev:Minerva stg. L with spear; IMP XVIII COS XIII CENS PPP
RIC 666 (R2) BMC—RSC--
Purchased from Savoca auctions June 23, 2019



In 88 CE Domitian was fighting a series of battles. As a result Imperial acclamations for Domitian changed rather rapidly. According to hoard evidence cited in RIC coins from IMP XVIII may have been struck for as few as 38 days. Elsewhere in this gallery I posted RIC 655 which was IMP XVI and might have been struck for only 7-8 days.

As a result this coin is rather rare. RIC cites it as R2-very few examples known. I know the coin is rather worn, but when a rarity appears one sometimes has to take what one can get. As stated in the attribution this coin is not in BMCRE or RSC.

I love finding these rarities. The complex legends mean that one has to pay close attention of every detail on these coins. Coins like this one are frequently misattributed.

2 commentsorfew
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RIC 3, p.399, 278 - Crispina, Concordia14 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Ag, 2.86g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 278 [S], CRE 284 [S]
shanxi
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River God reclining199 viewsThrace, Kings of, Lysimachos, 323-281 B.C. AE-20 mm, 3.81 grs. AV: Young God (maybe Athena?) with attic helmet to right, dotted border
Round CM: River God reclining to left, above: Grape, In ex: Delta in a
circle. RV: BASILEWS / LYSIMAXOY, Lion advancing to right. A very interesting and rare CM! Collection: Mueller.
Automan
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Stobi, AE2396 viewsobv: Laureate bust right
rev: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Stobi, Macedon
Cohen IV 715-716; BMCG 10-12; Josifovski 398, same dies (42, 108), Moushmov 6553 (thanks to whitetd for attributions)

2 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 615a166 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,15g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS · AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev.: P P TR P COS III around, [S C in ex.], Aeneas, wearing short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and holding his son Ascanius by the hand. Anchises, veiled and draped, carries a box (or crown?) in left hand, Ascanius wears a Phrygian cap and holds a pedum.
RIC 615a; BMCRE 1264; Cohen 655 [80Fr.]; Strack 904; Banti 309; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 128:57b.
Ex Numphil, june 2014 auction.

This very rare type has been struck from a single obverse die, with a bust with aegis and with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This die was used exclusively with two very similar reverse dies differing only in the legend: TR P COS III (this specimen) and TR POT COS III.
2 commentsCharles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I, AE3 Arles - RIC VII 19764 viewsObv: IMP LICINIVS AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG. Eagle standing right, looking back, bearing Licinius who carries thunderbolt and sceptre
exergue: PARL
Struck 319 A.D. at Arles
RIC VII 197 (R4)
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ORBIANA. Wife of Severus Alexander113 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.1 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Gold aureus18 viewsSH30320. Gold aureus, Calico 655, BMCRE II 399, RIC II 297 corrected, Choice aEF, rev slightly flat, weight 7.277 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 71 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right; reverse PACI AVGVSTI, Nemesis advancing right, winged, drawing drapery from top of gown with right, caduceus in left, snake at feet right; nice centering on a full flan; scarceJoe Sermarini
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Roman Hunting Scene Stele30 viewsCirca 4th century AD. A carved marble D-shaped stele depicting a a horseman with billowing cloak, thrusting downwards with a spear; within a raised border.
Measurements: Marble, 655 grams, 13 cm.
Condition: Fine condition.
Provenance: UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.
1 commentsTLP
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Roman Imperial, Commodus Denarius11 viewsRoman Imperial, Commodus Denarius

M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head right

SECVR ORB P M TR P XIIII around, with COS V PP below, Securitas seated left, holding a globe.

RSC 697, RIC 179
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 Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius. (197-198 AD)14 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius. (197-198 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate head right.

IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter seated left holding Victory & scepter.

RSC 236, RIC 111a, BMC 247, Sear RCV 6289
Gil-galad
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ROMAN LEAD IMPERIAL SEAL154 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus AD 161-169, Roman lead imperial seal (bulla)

Draped bust right

Reverse blank

Cf. M�nzzentrum Rheinland 151 (2009) 861; CNG 217 (2009), 375 (�Faustina II?�); 13.67g; 19mm; near very fine

From the Gert Boersema sold files
Jay GT4
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RPC-1655-Titus as Caesar65 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 73-74 AD
Obv: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NIKH CЄBACTH; Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
RPC 1655 (2 spec.).
Acquired from eBay, October 2017.

Caesarea in Cacppadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: 'Roman' (with a 6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for circulation in Cappadocia, and 'local' (with a 12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Drachms with the Nike type were struck for Titus Caesar in both Roman and local style. This coin is most certainly a Cappadocian produced piece based on style and the 12 o'clock die axis. It is slightly scarcer than the corresponding Rome issue. With a fineness near 48%, this drachm was overvalued against the denarius by 67%, assuming the two denominations were of equal value.

Fine local style and nicely toned.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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S.769 Anglo-Saxon pale gold thrymsa4 viewsThrymsa, approximately 655-675
Monarch: unknown, possible Eorcenberht, Ecgberht I, or Hlothere
Mint: unknown, probably Kent
PADA PIIA
S.769
Abramson 1-30

Ex- J.Elsen
Nap
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S.770 Anglo-Saxon pale gold thrymsa48 viewsThrymsa, approximately 655-675
Monarch: unknown, possible Eorcenberht, Ecgberht I, or Hlothere
Mint: unknown, probably Kent
PADA PIII
S.770
N.31
Abramson 1-50

Likely Kentish transitional pale gold thrymsa of the mid-late 7th century. Debasement of gold coinage took place during the production of several gold shillings or "thrymsas", culminating in a coinage that was mostly silver. These thrymsas predate the sceatta coinage.

Ex- Rare Coins and Tokens
Nap
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Salonina - AR Antoninianus6 viewsCologne
257-259 AD
1st emission
diademed bust on crescent right
SALONINA AVG
Venus seated left, holding sceptre, reaching for child before her
VENVS F_ELIX
SRCV III 10655, RIC V 7 (Lugdunum)
3,12g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Salonina, RIC V(1)-7 Cologne36 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Cologne mint, 257-259 A.D.
23mm, 3.19g
RIC V(1)-7, RSCv.4-115, RCVv.3-10655

Obverse:
SALONINA AVG
Diademed, draped bust right, on crescent.

Reverse:
VENVS FELIX
Venus seated left, extending right hand to child (or Cupid) at her feet and holding transverse sceptre in left.
rubadub
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Salonina, Venus43 viewsAntoninianus, 23-24mm; 2.91g

SALONINA AVG
draped bust right wearing stephane

VENVS-FELIX
Venus seated left, holding scepter & Apple, child at feet

RIC 7 [joint reign]; RSC 115; Sear 10655.
Cologne mint
arizonarobin
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Salonina, wife of Gallienus14 viewsObv: SALONINA AVG, diademed, draped bust of Salonina facing right, on a crescent.

Rev: VENVS FELIX, Venus seated left, holding a scepter, at her foot is a child (Cupid) reaching for an apple held in her right hand.

Billon Antoninianus, Cologne mint, 257 - 259 AD

2.6 grams, 23mm, 0°

RIC Vi 7, RSC 115, S10655, VM 46
Matt Inglima
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Sb 0244 -Justinien-3 viewsSégusiaves
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sb 2062 Isaac II15 viewsSégusiaves
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Sear 1007 - Follis - 654-655 AD (Year 14) - Constantinople mint - 4th officina12 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 654-655 AD (Year 14)
Condition: aFine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ] - - [
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star or cross; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fourth officina
DO 72c; Sear 1007
3.51g; 20.6mm; 15°
Pep
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Sear 1007 - Follis - 654-655 AD (Year 14) - Constantinople mint - 5th officina24 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 654-655 AD (Year 14)
Condition: Fine/aVF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ][ ]
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fifth officina
Sear 1007
3.53g; 22.6mm; 225°
1 commentsPep
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Sear 1007 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 2nd officina13 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ] - [ ]
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star or cross; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, second officina
DO 73b; Sear 1007
3.45g; 20.4mm; 210°
Pep
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Sear 1007 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 3rd officina (unlisted)15 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: Illegible legend
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star or cross; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, third officina
Sear 1007 (unlisted officina)
1.90g; 19.8mm; 195°
Pep
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Sear 100827 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 3.45g, diameter 20 x 16mm. Mint of Constantinople, third officina, probably struck in 655/6 CE [= regnal year X U]. Abu Galyon
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Sear 1008 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 2nd officina19 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ] - [
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, second officina
DO 75b; Sear 1008
3.21g; 22.0mm; 180°
Pep
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Sear 1008 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 3rd officina20 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ][ - ][
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, third officina
DO 75c; Sear 1008
3.49g; 24.5mm; 180°
Pep
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Sear 1008 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 4th officina20 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: [ - ]
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fourth officina
DO 75d; Sear 1008
3.01g; 20.5mm; 210°
Pep
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Sear 1008 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 5th officina19 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: [
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, ///; Above, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fifth officina
DO 75e; Sear 1008
3.28g; 22.0mm; 0°
Pep
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Sear 1009 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 1st officina11 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fair/Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: Illegible legend
Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, ///; To right, /; Above, cross; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, first officina
DO 77a; Sear 1009
3.26g; 19.9mm; 15°
Pep
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Sear 101016 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 3.8g, diameter 23 x 20mm. Mint of Constantinople, first officina, struck in 655/6 CE [= regnal year 15].Abu Galyon
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Sear 1010 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 1st officina14 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
To left, Constans standing, facing, with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; left hand on hip. To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, globus cruciger. Between them, cross.

Reverse: Large ""; Above, ; To left, ///; To right, /; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, first officina
Sear 1010
3.74g; 21.9mm; 15°
Pep
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Sear 1010 - Follis - 655-656 AD (Year 15) - Constantinople mint - 5th officina23 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD (Year 15)
Condition: VF/aVF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
To left, Constans standing, facing, with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; left hand on hip. To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, globus cruciger. Between them, cross.

Reverse: Large ""; Above, ; To left, ///; To right, /; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fifth officina
DO 79d; Sear 1010
2.59g; 21.2mm; 195°
Pep
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Sear 1018 - Half Follis - 655-656 AD? - Constantinople mint - 5th officina (unlisted)15 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 655-656 AD?
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: No legend
Constans standing, facing, with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross. In right hand, long cross; left hand on hip.

Reverse: Large ""; To left, //; To right, /; Above, cross; Beneath, .

Constantinople mint, fifth officina
Sear 1018 (unlisted officina)
1.57g; 21.3mm; 180°
Pep
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Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II, First Reign 145-140 B.C, Sidon, Phoenicia99 viewsSilver tetradrachm, SNG Israel 1655, Houghton 717, S 7055, gVF, 14.08g, 26.6mm, 0o, Sidon mint, 145-144 B.C.; obverse diademed bust right, border of dots; reverse BASILEOS DHMHTRIOU, eagle standing left, HXR (= year 168 = 145/144 B.C.), monogram and palm branch in left field, SIDW and aphlastron in right field; small nick on cheek, nicely toned2 commentssalem
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Septimius Severus101 viewsAe 28 (tetrassarion)
Obv. Laur, dr + cuir bust r., IMP L SEP - SEV[...] round.
Rev. Demeter stg facing, wearing radiate crown, long torch in r hand, round the bottom of which twine two snakes, cornucopia in l arm, MVNICI - STOBEN round.
Moush. ---- (but see Moush. 6558 for rev type).
Josifovski 142 (V28, R28), citing one specimen in a private collection.
11.82 gm, 28 mm
7 commentsManzikert
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Septimus Severus - Dea Caelestis47 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH in exergue, the Dea Caelestis, with elaborate headdress, looking right, riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; below, water gushing from rocks left.
Size: 19mm, 3.29 g, 7h.
Mint: Rome, late 203 AD
Id: RIC IV 266, Hill 655, BMCRE 335, RSC 222
2 commentsickster
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SICILY, HIMERA, AE Hemilitron7 views440-404 BC
3.62 – grams
Obv.: Head of nymph Himera left, wearing sphendone, six dots/pellets before face
Rev.: 6 pellets within laurel-wreath
Sear 1110
Purchased on eBay
NGC - AU: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5
Richard M10
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SILESIA - Leopold I92 viewsSILESIA - Leopold I (1655-1705) AR Kreuzer, 1701. Obv.: Bust of Leopold "The Hogmouth" right; reverse: Crowned double-headed eagle; denomination on breast. Oppeln Mint. Reference: KM #612. (FORMER AUSTRIA KM#1280 (1382).dpaul7
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SNGIs 967 Antiochos IV AE 20.20 viewsSNGIs 967 Antiochos IV AE 20. Tyre mint. Veiled female bust right / Elephant head left.
Antiochos IV, Epiphanes (175 - 164 A.C.)
Coin #655
cars100
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SPAIN - PHILIP IV110 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1655) Resellado. The original coin seems to have a date of 1621 or 1627; the mintmark on the side showing the castle has been overstamped. The countermark shows Seville mint; 2 Maravedis? dpaul7
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SPAIN - PHILIP IV73 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1655) 4 Maraveidis Resellado. c. 1658-1659.Date not visible, Cuenca mint.dpaul7
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SPAIN - PHILIP IV96 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1655) 4 Maravedis Resellado. c. 1658-1659. Entire date not visible.dpaul7
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SPAIN - PHILIP IV93 viewsPhilip IV - 1621-1655 - Possible a double resellado. First revalued to 6 or 8 Maravedis in 1636-1654; then to 4 Maravedis in 1658-1659. It appears similar to Cayon type #31, except the crown is different over REX. Date and mint not visible.dpaul7
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SPAIN - PHILIP IV80 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1665) Copper, 4 Maravedis Resellado. Dated 1659, Cuenca mintmark. It appears this was the SECOND revaluation. The VIII with CUenca mintmark would have been done between 1651 and 1655. Type #31 (Cayon).dpaul7
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Spanish 12 Maravedis Grenada 1655 and 163623 viewsSpanish Colonial, 12 Maravedis Grenada (XII over inverted G), 1655, and originally 8 Maravedis, mint unknown, (VIII) 1636.
Sometimes there is the monogram Philippus Rex that links to the re-valuation.
Romanorvm
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Syracuse Persephone Bull c. 317-310 B.C.12 viewsAgathocles: Tyrant of Syracuse c. 317-289, King of Sicily 304-289 B.C.
Bronze 17mm (3.10 grams) Struck circa 317-310 B.C.
Obv: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ�, Persephone left, ear of grain behind.
Rev: Bull standing left, head lowered and facing, dolphin above, ΣA in exergue.
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Thrace, Apollonia Pontica, Black Sea area, (c.400-350 B.C.), GCV-1655, AR-Reduced Drachm, Anchor A to left, crayfish to right, #180 viewsThrace, Apollonia Pontica, Black Sea area, (c.400-350 B.C.), GCV-1655, AR-Reduced Drachm, Anchor A to left, crayfish to right, #1
avers: No legends, Head of Gorgon facing with protruding tongue.
reverse: Anchor A to left, crayfish to right.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 2,85g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thrace, Apollonia Pontica, Black Sea area, date: c.400-350 B.C.,
ref: GCV-1655, SNG-, BMC-Black-Sea-160,
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Thrace, Apollonia Pontika8 viewsSear 1655 var., SNG BM Black Sea 160-61; SNG Cop. 457, Topanov p. 347-8

AR drachm, 13-15 mm. Mid-late 4th century B.C.

Obv: Facing gorgoneion, spiral ornament [snakes?] below

Rev: Upright anchor; A and crawfish to left and right.

Around 610 B.C., Ionian Greeks from Miletos established an outpost on the western Black Sea coast called Antheia. The city prospered, and in the late 5th century B.C. it commissioned the Greek sculptor Kalamis of Boeotia to cast a 13 ton, 10 meter high, bronze statue of Apollo for its new temple of Apollo. The temple was so popular that the city was renamed Apollonia in its honor.

The gorgoneion (severed head of the gorgon Medusa) was a popular apotropaic device, seen as warding off evil. The anchor and the crayfish attest to the city’s reliance on maritime commerce for its economy.

In 342/1 BC, Philip II attacked and conquered Apollonia as well as other towns in Thrace, incorporating them into the Macedonian realm. The Gorgoneion/Anchor silver drachms were struck in the period preceding this event, when the city needed to produce coinage to finance its defense against the impending Macedonian invasion. Philip’s conquest ended the city’s autonomous silver coinage.
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Time of Cyrus to Darios I siglos96 viewsTime of Cyrus to Darios I. Circa 545-520 BC. AR Siglos (5,10 gr; 17,3 mm). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. SNG Kayhan 1024; Traité I 409-10 (Kroisos); SNG Copenhagen 456.1 commentsCaffaro
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TRACIA - APOLLONIA PONTIKA40 views(Zona al oeste del Mar Negro)

AR Dracma 14 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de la Gorgona Medusa, con arte arcaico y sus atributos característicos (sacando la lengua y con los cabellos en forma de serpiente). Las serpientes enroscadas bordean toda la moneda.
Rev: Ancla (Áncora) invertida "A" a la derecha y Cangrejo (Cigala) a la izquierda.

Acuñada: 450 - 400 A.C.
Ceca: Apollonia Póntica (Sozopolis), antiguo reino de Tracia. La actual ciudad de Sozopol fue una de las primeras colonias griegas a las orillas de Mar Negro (hoy Bulgaria).

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.1 #1655 Pag.165 – B.M.C. Vol.15 (Mysia) #5-7 Pag.8 - SNG Berry #391 - SNG BM Black Sea #153 - SNG Cop. #454 Vol.6
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Trajan14 viewsTRAJAN
BI Tetradrachm, Alexandria Mint
Dated Year 15 = 112-113 AD.
Trajan, laureate head right / Agathodaemon serpent standing erect, head crowned, LI-E in exergue
Similar to Milne 655; VG, with test cut on obverse
Sosius
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)36 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVT TPAIAN API CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK, laureate head right; star before.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales with her right hand, and cradling cornucopia with her left arm; L I-Θ (date) across upper field.
Alexandria Mint, Dated RY 19 (AD 115/116)
11.47g
22mm
Köln 684; Dattari 655; Milne 740; Curtis 323; Emmett 372
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Trajan AE Sestertius, Imperator VIII, RIC 65529 viewsTrajan Æ Sestertius. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right / IMPERATOR VIII S-C, Trajan seated right on platform placed on left, accompanied by two officers, addressing group of soldiers and cavalrymen raising arms & standards to him.mattpat
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Trajan, Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINICPI5 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan
Caesar: 97 - 98AD
Augustus: 98 - 117AD
Issued: 112 - 114AD
19.0mm 2.70gr 7h
O: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP; Laureate head right, slight drapery over left shoulder.
R: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; Arabia standing facing, looking left, holding branch and bundle of canes at feet, camel, left.
Exergue: ARABADQ
Rome Mint
Aorta: 329: B5, O48, R56, T13, M2.
RSC 26; BMC 474; RIC 244; St. 174.
world-coin 331775876554
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,14 viewsAE dr., 3,25gr., 19,74mm (oval flan);
Sellw. 93.6-8, Shore 479var., Koch 12;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; med.-long billowing hair, crest comb like, med.-long beard, mustache, no cheek hair; no earring, 2-layer necklace; quite artistic portrait;
rev.: helmeted archer, right, seated on stool, w/bow in extended hand and mint mark A over Π below; in left field ∐, traces of other letters around rim;
almost black patina.
Schatz
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USA, Seated Liberty dime love token, 188826 views"Ivy De" or "Joy De"(?) in script, with parachute (!) and ornamental border. It's rather fascinating to see a parachute portrayed on a love token whose host coin was struck 15 years before the Wright Brothers ever flew! Of course the engraving could have been added years after the coin was struck, but still may date to the late 19th century. I guess the invention of the parachute must have preceded the airplane by centuries, but it is still a quirky and unusual portrayal for a love token. I can't tell if that's supposed to be a little person hanging below it or not. Ex-"engraved" (Collectors Universe). Total number of 1888 dimes struck at all mints = 7,215,655.
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Valentinian I/Gloria Romanorum5 viewsAE3 of Valentinian I, die axis 0 degrees, 8th oficina, 24 Aug 367 to 17 Nov 375 AD; Obverse DN VALENTINIANVS _ _ _ ___. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed, bust right. Reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor dragging captive with right, labarum in left. ___ ss _ in exergue. From the Balkans.Celticaire
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Winged caduceus and Δ174 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. Æ 26. Time of the Flavians to c. A.D. 170 (likely early in that period). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; 2 countermarks: (1) on bust, (2) behind bust. Rev: (?)Λ(B?). Sea-eagle with spread wings, standing right on dolphin. Ref: BMC -; Anokhin 376 (?); Nechitailo 655 (?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 16.09 g. Note: The attribution, dating and references of this coin are uncertain. CM(1): Winged caduceus in oval punch, 5 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). CM(2): Δ in shaped punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 787 (61 pcs).Note: The countermarks may have been applied in the 170s, although the application of countermarks probably went on for a long time. Collection Automan.Automan
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[1004c] Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D. 22 viewsMACEDON, Stobi (?), Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Æ 25 mm.

Æ; Cf. AMNG II, p. 113, 15; cf. Moushmov 6553; 25 mm, 7.15 g; F, Macedon, Stobi; AD 198-217; Obverse: [??] MAUR ANTONINIUS, Laureate head right; Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Ex Nemesis.

Beginning with coin #1004a (in my collection, Severan Era) and continuing through coin #1004b and finally #1004c the portraits of Caracalla change, and this change is more profound than the differing styles of celators. The face on the obverse of these coins is not only one of a boy growing into manhood. Viewed together, we see how these various engravers create a portrait of transformation of someone who moves from innocence to (in the Stobi coin) the depiction of a man who looks cruel and capable of murdering his own brother.

Perhaps this seems fanciful, but look at the Stobi portrait closely. This man, Caracalla, did arrange for the murder his brother, Geta, and if historical accounts are valid, he did so as his brother sought refuge in the arms of his mother, Julia Domna:

"Antoninus persuaded his mother to send for
him and his brother and have them come along to her house with a view to
being reconciled. Geta without distrust went in with him. When they were
well inside, some centurions suborned by Antoninus rushed in a body.
Geta on seeing them had run to his mother, and as he hung upon her neck
and clung to her bosom and breasts he was cut down, bewailing his fate
and crying out: '"Mother that bore me, mother that bore me, help! I am
slain!!"'
(Cassius Dio. Dio's Rome, Vol VI. trans. Herbert Baldwin Foster. New York: Pafraets, 1905. )

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known as Caracalla, was the son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, born in 188 A.D. He was named Caesar in 196 and Augustus in 198. Shortly before his death, Severus advised his sons, "Agree with each other, give money to the soldiers and scorn all other men." But the brothers hated each other and soon Caracalla had Geta murdered and massacred thousands suspected of supporting him. Although a capable military commander, the actual running of the government was left to his mother. He gradually slipped more and more into paranoia and delusions of grandeur before being murdered on his way to an Eastern campaign aimed at fulfilling his belief that he was the reincarnation of Alexander the Great. Macrinus was the Praetorian prefect during the reign of the murderous Caracalla. Macrinus arranged Caracalla's assassination and he and his son Diadumenian seized power and were accepted by the senate (Joseph Sermarini).

Marcus Opellius Macrinus was the first emperor who was neither a senator nor of a senatorial family at the time of his accession. His 14-month reign was spent entirely in the East, where he proved unable to maintain the influence gained in the region by the campaigns of his predecessor, Caracalla, nor was Macrinus able to shake the suspicion that he was responsible for Caracalla's murder. . .

Shortly before the campaigning season was to begin, Caracalla paid a visit to a temple near Carrhae. The emperor was accompanied by a hand-picked corps of bodyguards. The guards returned with Caracalla's murdered body along with the body of one of the guards and a story that the dead guard killed the dead emperor. Not everyone was convinced, but Macrinus was able to translate his authority as praetorian prefect into that of emperor, being proclaimed by the troops on 11 April 217. Macrinus soon named his son, Diadumenianus, as Caesar and heir.
Copyright (C) 1997, Michael L. Meckler. De Imperatoribus Romanis. Used by permission.
http://www.roman-emperors.org/macrinus.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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[1655a] Anonymous follis of Christ, class G, Romanus IV, 1 January 1068 - 19 August 1071 A.D.40 viewsAnonymous Bronze Follis, Sear-1867, Class-G, Attributed to Romanos IV Diogenes, struck 1068-1071 at Constantinople, 7.87 grams, 24.7 mm. VF. Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction and holding the book of Gospels in left hand, border of large pellets. Reverse: Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, border of large pellets. Well centered and struck on a broad flan with nice details and choice eye appeal. Deep brown patina with reddish earthen highlights adds to the eye appeal.

Romanos IV Diogenes

Romanus also spelled Romanos Byzantine emperor (January 1, 1068–1071), a member of the Cappadocian military aristocracy.

In 1068 Romanus married Eudocia Macrembolitissa, widow of the emperor Constantine X Ducas. He led military expeditions against the Seljuq Turks but was defeated and captured by them at the Battle of Manzikert (1071). On his release Romanus found that Constantine X's son had been crowned sole ruler as Michael VII Ducas. Romanus was blinded and exiled to the island of Prote in the Sea of Marmara, where he died ("Romanus IV Diogenes." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 16 Apr. 2008 ).

Romanus IV, Diogenes was the second husband of Eudocia, who it would seem, married him to supply the Byzantine Empire with an emperor. Eudocia was serving as regent, but conditions required an emperor, thus the marriage to the general, Romanus IV. He was taken prisoner during a military campaign against the Turks and Eudocia was restored to the throne, along with her son, Michael. A position, in reality, she had probably never left (Joseph Sermarini).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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