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9 Vitellius Denarius, 69 AD40 viewsVITELLIUS
AR Denarius, 69 AD.

[A VITELLIVS] GERM IMP AVG TR P, Bust right / Anepigraphic. Victory seated left, holding patera and palm

RIC 110, BMCRE 043. aVF
RI0070
2 commentsSosius
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(11) TITUS32 views79 - 81 AD
(struck 80 AD)
AE As 26 mm 9.09 g
O: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII
LAUR HEAD R
R: ANEPIGRAPHIC
SPES ADVANCING LEFT HOLDING FLOWER AND RAISING HEM OF SKIRT, S-C
ROME
laney
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(12) DOMITIAN30 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 26 mm 9.62 g
O: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII Laureate head right
R: (anepigraphic)Minerva advancing right holding shield and brandishing spear S-C
Cohen 459
laney
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..SMHε.82 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.42 g, 17 mm, 11 h

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic

She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: ..SMHε.

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 134
drjbca
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.SMHε57 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.48 g, 17 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: .SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 119
drjbca
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002 Augustus AR Denarius60 viewsAugustus (27 BC-AD 14), Denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), 17-16 BC, (19 mm 3.73 g).
Obv: Bare head right
Rev: Augustus, Capricorn right, holding globe attached to rudder between front hooves; cornucopia above its back.
RIC I 126; RSC 21 SRCV (2000) 1592.
Purchased October 28, 2016 from vcoins store London Coin Galleries Ltd.




Although Augustus was the second Caesar covered by Suetonius, he really was the first ruler of the new Roman empire. Originally known by the name Octavian, he became Augustus as the new ruler of the empire.

The coin below is special to me for two reasons. First, I love the
anepigraphic (no legend) obverse. I feel this gives an elegant look to the portrait and make the portrait the focus of the coin. Many emperors were very particular as to how their images appeared on their coins and Augustus was no exception. It is difficult to tell when a coin of Augustus was issued by the portrait alone because his portraits did not age very much from his beginnings as emperor until his death.

Another reason I like this coin is the reverse. It depicts a Capricorn with globe and rudder. These devices appear on other coins of Augustus, and other emperors used them as well. Augustus would be associated with the image of the Capricorn for much of his rule.

Although this is not a perfect coin because of its imperfect flan shape, the combination of a great portrait and the Capricorn meant I had to have it.
4 commentsorfew
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02 Augustus RIC I 035960 viewsAugustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D. Moneyer L. Vinicius. Rome Mint. 16 B.C. (3.72g, 18.8m, 5h). Obv: Anepigraphic, bare head right. Rev: L Vinicivs in ex., Triumphal arch inscribed SPQR IMP CAE in two lines sur. by Quadriga bearing Augustus, r. holding laurel-branch, l. scepter; smaller arch on sides w archer on l. and slinger on r. RIC I 359 (R2). RSC 544.

This coin depicts Augustus’ triple arch, perhaps the first in Rome. Beginning as a double arch to commemorate his victory at Actium, the third arch was probably added to commemorate the return of the lost standards from Parthia. For a scarce type, this example is well centered and has good details on the reverse including complete legends.
3 commentsLucas H
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04 Gaius (Caligula) RIC I 2217 viewsGaius (Caligula) 37-41 A.D. AR Denarius. Lugdunum (Lyons) Mint 37 AD. (3.3g, 18.5mm, 2h). Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT COS, bare head right. Rev: anepigraphic, Augustus, radiate head right between two stars. RIC I 2, BMC 4, Sear 1808. Ex personal collection Steve McBride/Incitatus Coins.

Son of Germanicus, Gaius was adopted by Tiberius and was proclaimed Emperor on Tiberius’ death. His reign, marked by cruelty, was ended when he was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard. There is some question when the Imperial Mint was moved from Lugdunum to Rome, but the majority view holds at least Gaius’ early issues were still from Lugdunum.

With more than moderate wear and damage, this coin still has an almost complete obverse legend, and is a decent weight. It was very difficult for me to track down a denarius of Gaius.
2 commentsLucas H
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501b. Crispus28 viewsIn 326, Crispus was suddenly executed according to the orders of his own father in Pola, Istria. Though the decision of Constantine was certainly cruel and unexpected, historians remain more interested in the motivation leading to it.

Zosimus in the 5th century and Joannes Zonaras in the 12th century both reported that Fausta, step-mother of Crispus, was extremely jealous of him. She was reportedly afraid that Constantine would put aside the sons she bore him. So, in order to get rid of Crispus, Fausta set him up. She reportedly told the young Caesar that she was in love with him and suggested an illegitimate love affair. Crispus denied the immoral wishes of Fausta and left the palace in a state of a shock. Then Fausta said to Constantine that Crispus had no respect for his father, since the Caesar was in love with his father's own wife. She reported to Constantine that she dismissed him after his attempt to rape her. Constantine believed her and, true to his strong personality and short temper, executed his beloved son. A few months later, Constantine reportedly found out the whole truth and then executed his wife Fausta at the end of 326.

This version of events has become the most widely accepted, since all other reports are even less satisfactory.

A treason against Constantine jointly plotted by Fausta and Crispus is rejected by most historians. They would have nothing to gain considering their positions as favourites of Constantine.

Another version suggests that Constantine killed Crispus because as an illegitimate son, he would cause a crisis in the order of succession to the throne. However, Constantine had kept him at his side for twenty years without any such decision. Constantine also had the authority to appoint his younger, legitimate sons as his heirs. Nevertheless, Crispus' status as a legitimate or illegitimate son remains uncertain.

Some reports claimed that Constantine was envious of the success of his son and afraid of him. This seems improbable, given that Constantine had twenty years of experience at Emperor while Crispus was still a young Caesar. Similarly, there seems to be no evidence that Crispus had any ambitions to harm or displace his father.

So while the story of Zosimus and Zonaras seems the most believable one, there are also problems relating to their version of events.

Constantine's reaction suggest that he suspected Crispus of a crime so terrible that death was not enough. Crispus also suffered damnatio memoriae, meaning his name was never mentioned again and was deleted from all official documents and monuments. Crispus, his wife Helena and their son were never to be mentioned again in historical records. The eventual fate of Helena and her son is a mystery.

Constantine may have been eventually convinced of Crispus' innocence. But he did not restore his son's innocence and name, as he probably would have on learning of his son's innocence. Perhaps Constantine's pride or shame at having executed his son prevented him from publicly admitting having made a mistake.

Beyond doubt there was a connections between the executions of Crispus and Fausta. Both happened too close in time to be coincidental. Such agreement among different sources connecting the two deaths is extremely rare in itself. A number of modern historians have suggested that Crispus and Fausta really did have an illegitimate affair. When Constantine found out, his reaction was executing both of them. What delayed the death of Fausta may have been a pregnancy. Since the years of birth for the two known daughters of Constantine and Fausta remain unknown, one of their births may have delayed their mother's execution.


Crispus, 316-326, Bronze Reduced Anepigraphic Follis, RIC-VII-53-R5, struck 324-325 at Antioch, 1.87 grams, 17.9 mm. Nice VF

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus facing left
Rev: CRISPVS CAESAR SMANTZ - Legend and mint signature in three lines, star above, dot below

An excessively rare coin of Crispus. Nicely centered and struck with even wear to both surfaces. Important and MUCH nicer than the image projects.

Ex-Glenn Woods
ecoli
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502. Constantine II Anepigraphic Antioch 16 viewsConstantine II, Caesar 317-337
Constantine II Caesar, Anepigraphic Follis
Obv: No Legend, bust left
Rev: CONSTAN / TINVS / CAESAR in three lines, SMANTA in exergue
cf. S.3945, Rare
ecoli
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Agrippa- Anepigraphic74 viewsAgrippa – 63- 12 BC, Military commander and friend of Augustus

Obverse:

Head left wearing a rostral crown.

M.(Marcus) AGRIPPA L.F. (Lucius Filius = son of Lucius) COS. III (Consul for the third time.)

M:Marcus
L.F: Lucius Filius = son of Lucius
COS. III: Consul for the third time

Agrippa he wears a crown on his head which is decorated by prows of (war)ships, a so-called 'rostral crown' probably given to him to honour him as a fleetcommander during the battle of Actium, the decisiove battle in which Octavian defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Reverse:

S—C, Senatus Consulto

The reverse is 'anepigraphic' without text, apart from S.C. (Senatus Consulto = by approval of the Senate) Neptune holds a trident and has a dolphin on his outstretched hand. Neptune too is a reference to the sea and Agrippa's nautical carreer.

Domination: AS, Copper, 29 mm

Mint: Rome. This AS of Agrippa is struck under Caligula.

AGRIPPA
63 - 12 BC
Roman General
Agrippa was the companion of Octavian by the time Caesar was murdered in 44 BC. Agrippa was Octavian's most brilliant military commander. He defeated Pompeius in two naval battles and was responsible for for Octavian's victory over Mark Antony. When Octavian became emperor under the name Augustus Agrippa was second only to the emperor in authority. He suppressed rebellions, founded colonies and built an extensive road-network throughout the Roman empire.
John Schou
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Alexander Jannaeus Prutah17 viewsOBV:Wheel, or star, with eight rays surrounded by beaded diadem,
Anepigraphic
REV: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, legend in Greek surrounding Seleucid anchor within a circle
Hendin-472 103 B.C. - 76 B.C.
Danny Jones
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Alexandria, Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD. Æ Dichalkon 17 viewsObv: Anepigraphic; laureate head right.
Rev: Large I within wreath.
12mm. and 1.1gm.
RPC I 5262.

ancientone
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ANONYMOUS11 viewsAR denarius. 86 AD. 4.05 grs. Anepigraphic. Laureate head of Apollo right. Thunderbolt below. / Jupiter in quadriga right.
Craw 373/1a. RSC 226
benito
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ANONYMOUS 34 viewsAR denarius. 86 AD. 4.05 grs. Anepigraphic. Laureate head of Apollo right. Thunderbolt below. / Jupiter in quadriga right.
Craw 373/1a. RSC 226
1 commentsbenito
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Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine I, AE3, 334-335364 viewsAnonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine I, AE3, 334-335, Siscia, Officina 3
VRBS-ROMA
Helmeted with plume, bust left in imperial mantle
(Anepigraphic)
She-wolf standing left, head right, suckling Remus and Romulus
17mm x 18mm, 2.67g
RIC VII, 240
8 commentsb70
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ARCH, Augustus, RIC 359171 viewsAugustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D. Moneyer L. Vinicius. Rome Mint. 16 B.C. (3.72g, 18.8m, 5h). Obv: Anepigraphic, bare head right. Rev: L Vinicivs in ex., Triumphal arch inscribed SPQR IMP CAE in two lines sur. by Quadriga bearing Augustus, r. holding laurel-branch, l. scepter; smaller arch on sides w archer on l. and slinger on r. RIC I 359 (R2). RSC 544.

This coin depicts Augustus’ triple arch, perhaps the first in Rome. Beginning as a double arch to commemorate his victory at Actium, the third arch was probably added to commemorate the return of the lost standards from Parthia. For a scarce type, this example is well centered and has good details on the reverse including complete legends.
1 commentsLucas H
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Ariobarzanes III Drachm 17 viewsAR Drachm
Size: 17mm, Weight: 3.53 grams, Die Axis: 12h

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes
Circa 52 – 42 BCE

Obverse: Anepigraphic.
Diademed bust to right.

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY (of King Ariobarzanes, pious and friend of the Romans)
Athena Nikephoros standing left, spear and grounded shield to right. Star in crescent monogram to left, monogram to right, and IA date in exergue (year 11, 42 BCE).

Notes:
-Ariobarzanes III was the grandson of Mithradates VI of Pontos, and adopted the Pontic royal symbol of a star in crescent.
-Ariobarzanes III was allied with Pompey, but was allowed to keep his position under Julius Caesar. Following Caesar's assassination, he refused to aid Cassius. Cappadocia was invaded, and Ariobarzanes III was executed.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins, 2016
Pharsalos
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Bacchus, Cista Mystica342 viewsTetradrachm of Pergamon, Mysia (133-67 B.C.)
Obv: Cista mystica containing serpent, all within wreath (of grapes?).
Anepigraphic.
Rev: Bow case between two coiled serpents, MOE above, snake entwined Asklepian staff to right, mint monogram to left.
25.8 mm 12.2 gm

They can keep the snakes, but a healthy glass of wine about now would be a winner!
Massanutten
1 commentsMassanutten
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Bithynia, Kios, civic issue, SNG Copenhagen 38252 viewsAE 13, 1.57g
struck 325-300 BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Mithras, wearing 'tiara orthe', r.
rev. K - I
Kantharos with two vine-grape hanging down on each side, all in wreath of
grain-ears
SNG Copenhagen 382
very rare, about VF, deep black-green patina

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias I, SNG Copenhagen 639 #160 viewsKingdom of Bithynia, Prusias I., 183-149 BC
AE 20, 6.38g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Dionysos, with ivy-wreath, r.
rev. Kentaur Cheiron, stg. r., holding Lyra with both hands, waving chlamys behind him
Monogram in lower r. field
SNG Copenhagen 639; BMC 9; SG 7266
about VF

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias I, SNG Copenhagen 639 #257 viewsKingdom of Bithynia, Prusias I., 183-149 BC
AE 20, 5.00g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Dionysos, with ivy-wreath, r.
rev. Kentaur Cheiron, stg. r., holding Lyra with both hands, waving chlamys behind him
Monogram in lower r. field
SNG Copenhagen 639; BMC 9; SG 7266
about VF

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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C. MAMILIUS LIMETANUS 53 viewsC. MAMILIUS LIMETANUS
82 BC
AR Denarius 19 mm 3.7 g
O: anepigraphic; Bust of Mercury right, caduceus behind
R: C. Mamil LIMEAN; Ulysses advancing in beggar's garb, holding staff, his dog Argus standing before
Syd 741 Cr 362/1
laney
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C. MAMILIUS LIMETANUS19 viewsC. MAMILIUS LIMETANUS
82 BC
AR Denarius 19 mm 3.7 g
O: Anepigraphic, bust of Mercury right, caduceus behind
R: C. Mamil LIMEAN; Ulysses advancing in beggar's garb, holding staff, his dog Argus standing before
Syd 741 Cr 362/1
laney
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CELTIC, Imitative Greek silver drachm of Philip III.137 views2.6 gm 17 mm Struck 100-50 BC.
Anepigraphic obverse with stylized head of Philip III, right.
Reverse: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs parallel; holding eagle and sceptre. Inscription to right.
Attibuted to Pannonian (Thracian) Celts.
Massanutten
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Chalkis under Mount Libano24 viewsAE 15, Syria, Chalkis under Mount Libanos, 73/2 B.C., Obv: Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder. Rev: Anepigraphic. Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch,. Seleukid era date LMS (73/2 BC) to right, all within wreath, aF. Herman 2, Hoover HGC 9, 1442 (S).Molinari
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City Commemorative42 viewsConstantine I - City Commemorative - Nicodemia Mint - Officina 1 - AE3 - RIC VII 196

O: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, helmeted, laureate head left in imperial mantle, holding reversed spear

R: Anepigraphic, Victory, wings spread, standing left on prow, holding sceptre & resting left hand on shield, SMNA in exergue

2.1g, 18mm, 0 degree die axis, 330-335AD
3 commentsBiancasDad
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Constantin II, nummus35 viewsMint of Antioch
Anepigraph - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
*/CONSTAN/TINVS/CAESAR // SMANTS - Legend in three lines.

324/325

Ref:RIC.54
byzancia
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Constantine I AE Follis - CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Anepigraphic43 viewsA/CONS, Constantinople mint. Struck 328 AD.
Unpublished, this bust type is unlisted in RIC
Extremely rare
moneta_auction
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Constantine the Great53 viewsConstantine I - Cyzicus Mint - Officina 3 - AE4 - RIC VIII 25

O: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, veiled head right

R: Anepigraphic, Constantine in Quadriga right, hand of God reaching down from heaven from upper right, SMKΓx in exergue

1.5g, 15.6mm, 315 degree die axis, 337-340AD
5 commentsBiancasDad
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Constantinopolis, Nummus22 viewsMint of Arles
CONSTANTINOPOLIS - helmeted bust left, in imperial mantle and with reverted spear over shoulder
Anepigraphic - Victory standing left with sceptre and shield /XP// PCONST

Ref: RIC VII 401
byzancia
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Constantinopolis, Nummus12 viewsMint of Lugdunum
CONSTANTINOPOLIS - laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, in imperial mantle, holding reversed spear.
Anepigraphic - Victory standing facing, head left, foot on prow, wings spread, holding sceptre, resting left hand on shield // * PLG

Ref: RIC VII 266
byzancia
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Constantinus I, Nummus40 viewsMint of Trier
Anepigraphic - Laureate bust right
CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG // STR - Inscription in three lines; laurel wreath above
2,05gr
Ref:Cohen 110

It's difficult to find this type for Trier
3 commentsbyzancia
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Cr 350A/2 "Gargilius, Ogulnius & Vergilius"3 views86 BCE
o: Laureate head of Apollo (Vejovis?) right, thunderbolt below
r: Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt and holding reins
Crawford 350A/2. RSC Anonymous 226.
3.84gg. (4h)
My view is this: Although in many respects this coin is boring and cold, it has an interesting virtue of being anepigraphic in an era of relative verbosity. The obverse is sometimes attributed as "Vejovis" and sometimes as "Apollo Vejovis" and sometimes just "Apollo". Vejovis seems to have been one of the most ancient gods, among the group that the Romans themselves often got confused as to origin-story and attributes. The fragmented sources do not make it much better and his odd name implying something like "un-Jupiter" is no help. (The anti-Jupiter implication --- darkest, weakest, least interested in nymphs -- being somewhat also at odds with the frequent association with Apollo.) Given the relative infrequency of Vejovis on coins, this ambiguity seems to extend to moneyers.
On the other hand, there is no equivalent Roman practice of the modern minting practice of issuing coins in a series simply to sell coins as "collect them all", so we can presume the moneyers expected a meaningful message to be conveyed.
This coin is much better in hand than the photo.
PMah
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Cubo-Octahedral weights18 viewstetradecagon (14 sided) Anepigraphic weight
16mm x 16mm x 15mm 29.32
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
wileyc
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Cubo-Octahedral weights16 viewstetradecagon (14 sided) Anepigraphic weight
20mm x 21mm x 21mm - 61.7g

Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
wileyc
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EB0587 Nero / Wreath I9 viewsNero, AE Dichalkon of Alexandria.
Obv: Anepigraphic; L-I (Year 10 = 63/64 AD), laureate head right.
Rev: Large I within wreath.
References: Dattari 283.
Diameter: 11mm, Weight: 1.07 grams.
EB
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Egypt, Alexandria, Hadrian, Milne 136131 viewsHadrian AD 117-138
AE - drachm (AE 37), 23.65g
struck L IZ = year 17 = AD 132/33
obv. AVT KAIC TRAIAN (dot) - ADRIANOC CEB
bust, draped and cuirassed(?), laureate, r.
rev. (anepigraphic)
Athena, in peplos, helmeted, stg.l., holding in r. hand two corn-ears and spear in l.
hand, r. beside great round shield
in l. field LI Z
Milne 1361; Köln 1072; Dattari 1642; BMC 691
F+/VF-, nice blue patina

Meaning something like Athena protects our grain supply from Egypt.
Jochen
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Eryx - Bronze / Denomination D6 viewsSICILY
Eryx
Punic Occupation
Ca. 330 - 260 BC
Denomination D
Av.: Female head left
Rev.: Anepigraphic. Horse prancing right
4,95 Gr.
BC. CNS I. p. 286, nos. 20-21 st 1., HGC 2 - 328 (R1)
nummis durensis
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GREEK, Amisos, Pontos, AE 2061 viewsAe20, 8.6 gm, 20 mm, 125-75 BC, Sear (GC) 3643
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Ares, right, wearing crested helmet.
Rev: ΑΜΙ ΣΟΥ
Sword in sheath with strap. Crescent over Σ in lower left field.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Apollonia Pontica (Thrace)50 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, Aspendos, Pamphylia, AE1862 viewsAe18, 6.2 gm, 16 mm, 325-275 BC, Sear (GC) 5402(var)
Obv: Anepigraphic with forepart of bridled horse, galloping right.
Rev: Θ Ο to either side of leather sling, thongs trailing.
1 commentsMassanutten
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GREEK, Athens, AR Tetradrachm, Barbarous Imitation79 viewsTetradrachm, 16.8 gm, 20 mm, 350-300 BC
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Athena wearing crested helmet.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing, (ΑΘΕ) to right; olive twig and crescent moon to left.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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GREEK, Athens, Attica, AR Tetradrachm64 viewsTetradrachm, 16.8 gm, 20.5 mm, 325-275 BC, Sear (GC) 2547.
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Athena, right, (wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll).
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing, ΑΘΕ to right; olive twig and crescent moon to left; all within incuse square.
Comment: Careless and mis-shapen flans are common to this period.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Baktria, Sophytes, 305-295 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry, RN (1994), 62 (this coin)202 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
Eagle standing left, head right, grape bunch and leaf on vine above.
Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry, RN (1994), 62 (this coin); SNG ANS 17-18.
(11 mm, 1.60 g, 6h)
Jean Elsen et Ses Fils (January 2010); ex Gorny 148 (1990) Lot 614; ex-1990 Afghanistan Commerce Hoard

This coin was one of a group of sixty five pseudo-Athenian Baktrian coins that came to market in Paris in 1990, documented by Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry in Un Nouveau Tresor de Monnaies D’argent Pseudo-Atheniennes Venu D’Afghanistan (1990). The 1990 Afghanistan Commerce Hoard increased by at least three fold the number of known examples of this coinage. Together with the associated discoveries of attic weight Sophytes issues, this proved decisive in linking the anepigraphic pseudo-Athenian issues to the later epigraphic issues of Sophytes. This coin is number 62 of the catalogue of Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry. It is amongst the finest hemidrachms of the eagle series known.
1 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Cherronesos, Thrace39 viewsHemidrachm, 2.4 gm,, 12.5 mm, 400-350 BC, Sear (GC) 1605
Obv: Anepigraphic with forepart of lion right, looking back and paw raised.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with deeper sections containing a bee and opposite containing a monogram.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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GREEK, Cherronesos, Thrace56 viewsHemidrachm, 2.4 gm, 12.5 mm, 400-350 bc, Sear (GC) 1602
Obv: Anepigraphic with forepart of lion, looking back and paw raised.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with deeper sections containing starburst and opposite, pellet and monogram.
1 commentsMassanutten
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GREEK, Cherronesos, Thrace75 viewsHemidrachm, 1.9 gm, 13.3 mm, 400-350 BC, Sear (GC) 1602
Obv: Anepigraphic with forepart of lion, right, looking back with paws raised.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with deeper partition containing pellet with 'A' above, opposite partition contains bunch of grapes with stem attached.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Histiaia, Euboia, AR Tetrobol52 viewsTetrobol, 2 gm, 13 mm, 275-225 BC, Sear (GC) 2496
Obv: Anepigraphic. Head of the nymph, Histiaia, right, wearing wreath of vine and hair rolled.
Rev: ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ
The nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley and holding naval standard.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Kamarina, Sicily, AE Trias37 viewsTrias, 2.8 gm, 17.3 mm, 413-405 BC, Sear (GC) 1062, Weber 1256
Obv: Anepigraphic with Gorgon's head, facing, tongue protruding.
Rev: KAMA
Owl standing to the right, holding lizard in right claw. Three pellets beneath, inscription in left field.
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GREEK, Macedonia Kingdom, Phillip II, AE1849 viewsAe18, 6 gm. 16.5 mm, 315-294 BC, Sear (GC) 6697
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Apollo, right, hair bound with tainia.
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ
Naked youth on horse prancing right. Legend above, race torch beneath.
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bpGS1R5Alexander.jpg
GREEK, Macedonia, Alexander III, AR Drachm53 viewsDrachm, 4.1 gm, 16.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6730
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles, capped in lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs crossed at the ankle; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in lower left field; gamma monogram beneath throne. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Unfortunately, my meagre library does not allow a decent attribution, but I assume that, based on the crossed ankles for Zeus and the monogram added beneath the throne, this coin is perhaps not a lifetime issue.
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bpGS1R2Alexander.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm58 viewsTetradrachm, 16.5 gm, 24.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6713
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs parallel and open; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in left lower field. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Absence of a royal title, leg presentation for Zeus and flan characteristics all indicate that this coin is a lifetime issue.
ex-Berk
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bpGB1M6Macedonia.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AE 2050 viewsAe20, 3.4 gm, 18.2 mm, 323-320 BC, Sear (GC) 6739
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Club above legend, bow in case below.
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bpGS1B2Gaul.jpg
GREEK, Massalia, Narbonensis (Gaul)140 viewsObol, .6 gm, 10 mm, 200-121 BC, Sear GC 72
Obv: Anepigraphic with probable head of a youthful Apollo, left.
Rev: Wheel with four spokes. M and A in lower two.
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bpGS1D6Mesembria.jpg
GREEK, Mesembria, Thrace70 viewsObol, 1.2 gm, 10.3 gm, 450-350 BC, Sear (GC) 1673
Obv: Anepigraphic. Crested helmet, facing.
Rev: M E T A in four corners of radiate wheel.
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bpGB1E2Mesembria.jpg
GREEK, Messembria, Thrace, AE 2042 viewsAe20, 6.5 gm, 19mm, 450-350 BC, SNG BM Black Sea 276
Obv: Anepigraphic with crested helmet.
Rev: ΜΕΤΑΜ ΒΡΙΑΝΩΝ
Partitioned oval with legend above and below.
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bpGB1H5Olbia.jpg
GREEK, Olbia, Thrace, AE Obol34 viewsObol, 7.1 ggm, 19 mm, 250-200 BC, Sear (GC) 1685
Obv: Anepigraphic with bearded head, left, of river god Borysthenes.
Rev: ΟΛΒΙΟ
Battle axe and bow in case, inscription to right, monogram to left.
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bpGB1I5Pantikapaion.jpg
GREEK, Pantikapaion, Thrace35 viewsAe16, 2.1 gm, 14.8 mm, 375-325 BC, BMC Black Sea 901/902
Obv: Anepigraphic with young head of Pan, left.
Rev: Π Α Ν
Arrow pointed right, bow above and legend below.
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Pantikapaion.jpg
GREEK, Pantikapaion, Thrace, AE 2061 viewsAe20, 6.4 gm, 20 mm, 375-325 BC, Sear (GC) 20
Obv: Anepigraphic with bearded head of Pan, left.
Rev: Π Α Ν
Forepart of Griffin, left, sturgeon beneath.
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bpGS1K2Parium.jpg
GREEK, Parium, Mysia, AR Hemidrachm60 viewsHemidrachm, 2.4 gm, 14.8 mm, 350-300 BC, Sear (GC) 3919
Obv: Bull standing left, looking back. Π Α above with Ρ Ι and three leaf twig (olive?) beneath.
Rev: Anepigraphic with Gorgon, tongue protruding.
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bpGS1P2Macedon.jpg
GREEK, Pella, Macedonia, AR Triobol52 viewsTriobol, 1.7 gm, 12.3 mm, 187-179 BC, Sear (GC) 1438
Obv: Anepigraphic with Macedonian shield containing wheel like ornament at center composed of five crescents.
Rev: Ship's prow enscribed ΒΟΤΤΕΑΤΩΝ
Comment: Issued in the name of the Bottiaians, the original inhabitants of the region where Pella was located. Struck just prior to the Roman occupation.
ex-Berk
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GREEK, Pergamum, Mysia, AR Tetradrachm32 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Serpent entering Cista Mystica, all within berry covered ivy wreath.
Rev: Mint monogram to left, ΜΟΣ above.
Bow case between two coiled serpents, snake entwined Asklepian staff to right.
Tetradrachm, 12.2 gm, 25.8 mm, 133-67 BC, Sear (GC) 3950
Comment: Struck after the Roman occupation. Celebrates the cult of Bacchus (Dionysus). I surmise this is an ancient association of wine and good health.
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bpGB1F2Perinthos.jpg
GREEK, Perinthos, Thrace, AE 2047 viewsAe20, 8 gm, 23.4 mm, 350-300 BC, Moushmov 4382
Obv: Anepigraphic with bust of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy with Thyrsos staff before.
Rev: ΠΕΡΙ ΝΘΙΩΝ
Hera standing, facing, with a half bushel on her head and both arms extended. Inscription to right and left.
Comment: A Thyrsos is a staff capped with a pine cone and entwined with ivy. It was symbolic of the cult of Dionysos.
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bpGB1K2Phalanna.jpg
GREEK, Phalanna, Thessaly, AE 1937 viewsAe19, 4.89 gm, 18.7 mm, 355-345 BC, Sear (GC)
Obv: Anepigraphic with short haired male head, right. T behind.
Rev: ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ
Head of the nymph Phalanna, right, with hair in sakkos.
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bpGB1N2Phliasia.jpg
GREEK, Phliasia (Peloponnese), AE1229 viewsAe12, 1.2 gm, 11.5 mm, 350-250 BC, Sear (GC) 2758
Obv: Anepigraphic with bull butting, left.
Rev: Φ with pellet to either side.
ex-Berk
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Egypt, Ptolemy II107 viewsTetradrachm, 14 gm, 26.5 mm, 285-246 BC, Svoronos 373
Obv: Anepigraphic with diademed head of Ptolemy I, right. Countermarks.
Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ to left. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right. In left lower field, the monogram ΑΧΡ over ΔΙ. Countermarks.
Comment: Multiple countermarks are common on coins of Ptolemy II. Many thanks to the members of Forum for attribution.
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bpGS1G4Rhodes.jpg
GREEK, Rhodes, AR Didrachm52 viewsDidrachm, 6.56 gm, 16.9 mm, 400-335 BC, SNG Kayhan 913.
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Helios at a three quarter face with hair loose and flowing suggesting the rays of the sun.
Rev: (POΔION) off flan at top.
Rose with Star in left field and Δ below. Rosebud in right field.
Comment: Both the o and r of this coin are in very high relief. My scanner does not give this little beauty the justice it deserves.
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Greek, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VI36 viewsAe18 (Serrated), 4 gm, 18.8 mm, 145-142 BC, Sear (GC) 7083
Obv: Anepigraphic with radiate head of the child king.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ (above). ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ (below).
Panther, left, holding palm branch.
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Greek, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II73 viewsTetradrachm (Shekel), 13.8 gm, 26.3 mm, 129-125 BC, Sear (GC) 7105.
Obv: Anepigraphic with diademed bust, right.
Rev: Eagle standing left on galley, palm branch in background. ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ to left. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right. A over ΡE in left field and TYP on club. AE in right field and Δ Π Ρ (e.g. 128 BC). M between legs of eagle.
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bpGB1B2Bruttium.jpg
GREEK, Terina, Bruttium (Italia), AE 1861 viewsAe18, 4.1 gm, 16.8 mm, 350-275BC, Sear (GC) 697
Obv: Anepigraphic with female head, left, wearing earring and necklace, hair rolled.
Rev: TEPI
Crab with claws extended, crescent above and legend below.
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bpGB1L2Boeotia.jpg
GREEK, Thebes, Boeotia30 viewsAe18, 5.6 gm, 18.8 mm, 221-197 BC, Sear (GC) 2413
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Persephone at three/quarter right facing angle.
Rev: ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ
Poseiden, naked and standing left with right foot set on rock and holding trident.
ex-Berk
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Histiaia, Euboia21 viewsThe history of the island of Euboea is largely that of its two principal cities, Chalcis and Eretria, both mentioned in the Catalogue of Ships. Both cities were settled by Ionian Greeks from Attica, and would eventually settle numerous colonies in Magna Graecia and Sicily, such as Cumae and Rhegium, and on the coast of Macedonia. This opened new trade routes to the Greeks, and extended the reach of western civilization. The commercial influence of these city-states is evident in the fact that the Euboic scale of weights and measures was used among the Ionic cities generally, and in Athens until the end of the 7th century BC, during the time of Solon.[citation needed] The classicist Barry B. Powell has proposed that Euboea may have been where the Greek alphabet was first employed, c. 775-750 BC, and that Homer may have spent part of his life on the island.

Chalcis and Eretria were rival cities, and appear to have been equally powerful for a while. One of the earliest major military conflicts in Greek history took place between them, known as the Lelantine War, in which many other Greek city-states also took part. In 490 BC, Eretria was utterly ruined and its inhabitants were transported to Persia[clarification needed]. Though it was restored nearby its original site after the Battle of Marathon, the city never regained its former eminence.

Both cities gradually lost influence to Athens, which saw Euboea as a strategic territory. Euboea was an important source of grain and cattle, and controlling the island meant Athens could prevent invasion and better protect its trade routes from piracy.

Athens invaded Chalcis in 506 BC and settled 4,000 Attic Greeks on their lands. After this conflict, the whole of the island was gradually reduced to an Athenian dependency. Another struggle between Euboea and Athens broke out in 446. Led by Pericles, the Athenians subdued the revolt, and captured Histiaea in the north of the island for their own settlement.

By 410 BC, the island succeeded in regaining its independence. Euboea participated in Greek affairs until falling under the control of Philip II of Macedon after the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, and eventually being incorporated into the Roman Republic in the second century BC. Aristotle died on the island in 322 BC soon after fleeing Athens for his mother's family estate in Chalcis.

Tetrobol, 275-225 BC, Sear (GC) 2496
Obv: Anepigraphic. Head of the nymph, Histiaia, right, wearing wreath of vine and hair rolled.
Rev: ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ
The nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley and holding naval standard.

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ecoli
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Imitative denarius serratus subaeratus53 viewsObv: Anepigraphic; female jugate heads (?) right, front head laureate.
Rev: two horses galloping right, desultor on front horse, [..]NS in exergue.
Serrate subaerate denarius, 1,9 mm; 2,74 g

There does not seem to be a model for this subaerate, which might be a Dacian or Celtic imitative, based on the counterfeiters vague recollection of Republican coins from the period between 75-50 B.C. (thanks to Andrew McCabe for the information). It also features serration, interpreted by some as an anti-counterfeiting device (if an unsuccessful one).
Syltorian
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Ionia, Ephesus. Tiberius Anepigraphic AE18 Cult Statue of Artemis49 viewsIonia, Ephesus Tiberius anepigraphic AE18
The obverse is anepigraphic, showing the portrait of Tiberius.
There are two rings of inscription on the reverse.
They all have the name and title of the Archiereus Alexander in the outer ring,
along with the ethnic E-Φ to either side, near the arms of the goddess.
The crucial part of the legend is contained within the inner-ring of the reverse,
and within the lower part of the struts or supports of the statue.
This gives the additional name of a magistrate, of which six are presently known.
ancientone
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Kingdom of Bosporus, Pantikapaion, Perisad II, Anokhin 13291 viewsPerisad II, 275-265 BC, kingdom of Bosporos
AE 17, 3.71g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of bearded Pan or satyr, with ivory wreath, l.
rev: P-A-N
head and neck of bull with large eye, l.
SNG Cop. 32; SNG BM Black Sea 890-893; Anokhin Bosporous 132
aEF/EF
Pantikapaion is todays Kerc on the Crimean peninsula

Because of the legend PAN on th rev. the portait is usually named as Pan. But the Russian numismatists Zograph and Anokhin noted that the first coins with a satyr appeared around 390 BC, during the rule of Satyros I (433-389). So Gorecki sums up this point of view: "Perhaps we should change the traditional interpretation of Pantikapaion > Pan into satyr > Satyros I.
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Kingdom of Lydia Alyattes II EL Trite77 viewsKingdom of Lydia. Alyattes II EL Trite. 610-560 BC. Sardes mint, 4.67g, 13mm.
O: Confronted lion’s heads (only the right is visible); walwet (partially off flan) between.
R: Double incuse square punch. Weidauer 93.

The Kingdom of Lydia under the Mermnad dynasty may well have been the originator of coinage in the Mediterranean world. It possessed rich deposits of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver, which was the only metal used for coin production in its earliest stages. While most of these coins are anepigraphic, a small number of types bear either the the inscription walwet or kukalim in Lydian, the former thought to be the name of the Mermnad king known from Greek sources as Alyattes.

On trites such as this coin, the oversized die features two confronted lion's heads, with the inscription between them, although only the right or left lion is ever fully visible. It would seem the dies were initially produced for the striking of staters, although none survive.
Nemonater
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KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA Ariobarzanes I.23 viewsAR drachm. c. 82-81 BC. 4.19 grs. 1h. Diademed head right. Anepigraphic / Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and round shield, both set on ground. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOV ΦIΛOPΩMAIOV. Inner right monogram ER. In exergue IΔ ( date, RY 14).
Simonetta 29a.
benito
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Lydia, Sardeis, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 3614 viewsAE 17, 5.33g, 45°
struck under magistrat HRAIOC, 2nd-1st century BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Youthful bust of Herakles, laureate, r., with lion-skin around neck
rev. SARDIANWN / HRAIOC (from r. to l., both from top to bottom)
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding laurel-twig in lowered l. hand and
raven in outstretched r. hand; all in laurel-wreath
in upper l. field AVE as monogram
ref. BMC 36; SNG Copenhagen 493; cf. SNG von Aulock 3132 (without magistrate's name); cf. Lafaille510 var.
(magistrate's name)
about EF, brown patina
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Macedonia, Philippi(?), Tiberius, RPC 165745 viewsTiberius, AD 14-37
AE 17 (Semis), 3.41g
obv. [TI] AVG
bare head, r.
rev. (anepigraphic)
two priests plowing sulcus primigenius right with two oxen
RPC 1657; BMC (Parium) ?
rare, VF, nice green patina

This edition is uncertain. Formerly it was located to Parium/Mysia, recently more to Philippi because of a found hoard.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos II Gonatas cf. SNG Copenhagen 1208-1209118 viewsAntigonos II Gonatas c.319-239 BC
AE 17, 5.65g
struck 277-239 BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Athena with crested Corinthian helmet, r.
rev. Pan, nude, standing r., erecting tropaion, holding wreath in l. hand
M in l. field
ANT between legs
cf. SNG Copenhagen 1208-1209 (different letters in l. field)
about VF, brown patina
Pedigree: ex Freeman & Sear

The rev. alludes to the victory of Antigonos Gonatas over the Celts BC 277 which should have been enabled by the help of Pan.
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Moesia inferior, Kallatis, pseudo-autonomous, AMNG 28138 viewsAE 22, 6.6g
struck 2st - 3nd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Demeter, draped and with veil, wearing wreath of corn-ears, two corn-
ears before
rev. KAL - LATIA / NWN (both N's mirrored)
The dioscurs Kastor and Polydeukes, without stars above heads, wearing
cloaks, galloping r.
Gamma in the upper field (for triassarion)
AMNG I/1, 284 (1 ex., Wien); SNG Copenhagen 181; BMC 9; Lindgren 706 var.; Sear 4821 var.; Moushmov 221
vary rare, VF
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2018) 8.0.48.02 #1 (plate coin)57 viewsAE 14, 1.84g, 13.80mm, 180°
struck 2nd/3rd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Nike as City-Goddess, winged, draped and turreted, palmbranch behind shoulders, r.
rev. NEIOPO (sic!) PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.0.48.2 (plate coin)
rare (R7), about VF, dark green patina

Pick states that Nike must have been the eponymous goddess of Nikopolis, explaining the unusual number of Victory rev. types on the city's coinage.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2018) 8.0.48.02 #241 viewsAE 14, 1.92g, 13.87mm, 270°
struck 2nd/3rd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Nike as City-Goddess, winged, draped and turreted, palm branch behind shoulders, r.
rev. NEIOPO (sic!) PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.0.48.2 (same dies)
rare, about VF, dark green patina

Pick states that Nike must have been the eponymous goddess of Nikopolis, explaining the unusual number of Victory rev. types on the city's coinage.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2018) 8.0.48.03 (plate coin)22 viewsAE - AE 16, 2.89g, 16.01mm, 150°
struck 3rd century AD
obv. [anepigraphic]
Bust of Nike as City-Goddess, winged, draped, wearing mural crown, palm-branch over l. shoulder
rev. PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.0.48.3 (plate coin)
very rare (R7), about VF
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Moesia inferior, Tomis, pseudo-autonomous AMNG 251441 viewsAE 17, 3.16g
struck 1st-2nd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Female head, draped and diademed, with bun and small mural crown, r.
rev. TO / MI
Lion seated r., left fore paw raised, mouth opened, tongue outstretched
in the upper field + (cross).
AMNG 2514 (2 ex.)
very rare, about VF, brown patina

Regling (AMNG): The obv. portrait probably pointing to Demeter
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Moesia inferior, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous Æ16. Lion seated right76 viewsMoesia inferior, Tomis. 1st-2nd Century AD. Pseudo-autonomous Æ16mm. Anepigraphic turreted and draped and diademed female bust right, Demeter? / Lion seated right, raising forepaw; + above. AMNG I 2514; SNG Budapest -.

AE 17, 3.16g
struck 1st-2nd century AD
obv. ()
Female head, draped , with bun and small mural crown, r.
rev. TO / MI
Lion seated r., left fore paw raised, mouth opened, tongue outstretched
in the upper field + (cross).
AMNG 2514 (2 ex.)
very rare, about VF, brown patina

Regling (AMNG): The obv. portrait probably pointing to Demeter
ancientone
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Mysia, Kyzikos, pseudo_autonomous, SNG Paris 59668 viewsAE 17, 4.13g
struck c. AD 170-190 (late Antoninian time)
obv. (anepigraphic)
head of Kore Soteira, with grain wreath, r.
rev. KVZIK - KHWN
Jar with two handles
von Fritze, KK 26, 30; SNG Paris 596
rare, about VF, good style
ex coll. J.-P. Righetti

In Kyzikos Persephone was warshipped as Kore Soteira (= Saviour).
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Mysia. Pergamon12 viewsSear 3971 var. (size); SNG France 1856-58 (Pergamon); SNG BN 1855; Butcher 12i

AE 17, struck 2nd to 1st centuries B.C., 17.51 mm. max, 4.14 g, 0°

Obv.: Bust of Asklepios right.

Rev.: Snake coiled around upright staff.

These anepigraphic coins were traditionally attributed to Pergamum. However, Kevin Butcher recently concluded that they are tesserae of either Antiochene or of north Syrian origin issued for use at the temple of Asklepios constructed on the slope of Mt. Silpius during the reign of Domitian (81-96 A.D.).
Stkp
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Octavian AR Denarius Prow & Quadriga, circa 30BCE44 viewsAR Denarius
Octavian, 27BCE - 14CE
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.52 grams, Die axis: 8h

Obverse: Anepigraphic, Victory standing on prow to right, holding palm branch over her left shoulder and extends laurel wreath in right hand.

Reverse: IMP. CAESAR
Octavian standing in triumphal quadriga to right, holds reigns in left hand and extends (olive or laurel) branch in right hand.

Mint: Either Brundisium or Rome.

Notes:
- This historically fascinating denarius celebrates the Battle of Actium in which Agrippa and Octavian triumphed over Antony and Kleopatra. The obverse die is the first of the entire IMP CAESAR series of Octavian; the die is shared with the last of the CAESAR DIVI F denarii of the same design. The reverse may refer to Octavian’s entry into Alexandria following the battle of Actium (31/30 BCE), or the triple triumph subsequently awarded to him in Rome (29BCE) – the dating of the type is still not precisely known.
- After the great struggles between the triumvirs, many soldiers from the vast standing armies needed to be de-commissioned and paid. It is possible that this early type was minted using silver from the Ptolemaic treasury seized by Octavian following the Battle of Actium.
- Brundisium (modern day Brindisi) in southern Italy was Octavian’s naval base, which is where this type may have been minted to pay the soldiers. Alternatively the mint may have been Rome.
- Obverse and reverse die match to LHS Numismatik Auction 103, lot 333, 2008.

Ex Praefectus Coins 2015, Ex Nomos Obolos 2 lot 204, 2015

Thank you to Mr Curtis Clay for confirming the die link and providing the published reference to this fact: C.H.V. Sutherland, 1976, Octavian’s Gold and Silver Coinage from c. 32 to 27 B.C.
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Artabanos II, A.D. 10 - 40143 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Bust left, with long rectangular beard and long hair revealing an ear ring.
Rev: Archer enthroned right, holding bow, all within seven line inscription.
Silver drachm 3.8 gm 20.8 mm 10-40 AD Sear (GIC) 5776
Comment: Engravers by this time had (Following is edited) begun to lose the use of the Greek language resulting in some degradation of the legends. Parthia was rooted in the old Seleucid Empire and is now part of modern day Iran.
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Phrygia, Apameia BMC 7444 viewsautonomous issue 133-48 BC
AE 17, 4.2g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Artemis, with bow and quiver on shoulder, wearing mural crown, r.
rev. APAME[WN] / KHFISO - SKAV (from upper r. to lower l.)
Marsyas, nude, nebris flowing behind, [with Phrygean bonnet,] stg. tip-toed on
Meander pattern, r., playing double-flute
BMC 74; SNG Copenhagen 190 var; S 1854
VF
ex Abner Kreisberg 1968

Apameia was situated near the springs of the river Marsyas and Meander.
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Pontos, Amisos, BMC 120866 viewsAE 21, 7.33g
struck under Mithradates VI, AD 120-63
obv. (anepigraphic)
Youthfull head of Dionysos, wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. Cista mystica, thyrsos behind, with taenia and panther-skin
beneath AMYSOY
monogram in l. field
BMC 1208; SNG Copenhagen 146; Sear GIC 3640
about VF, earthen highlights on the devices
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pop romanvs136 viewsobv: POP ROMANVS, the genius of Rome, left
rev: Anepigraphic, but for a Star, with CONSS below, all within wreath
ex HJB 145 Buy or Bid

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Populus Romanus, nummus30 viewsStruck in Constantinopolis
POP ROMANVS - Roma laureate, draped bust left
Anepigraphic // CONS - Bridge.
AD330
0,83gr
Ref:RIC 21 (VIII, Constantinople)
byzancia
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Tiberius, Parium, Mysia66 viewsObv: TI AVG
Bare bust, right.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Two colonists plowing with two oxen.
Ae 4.3 gm 17 mm 15-34 AD Sear (GIC) 268
Comment: Reverse commonly symbolizes the establishment of a city perimeter.
2 commentsMassanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, CONSTANTINOPOLIS42 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLI
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Victory standing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and leaning on shield.
2.4 gm 17.8 gm Mark: CONSZ•
RIC VII Constantinople, 79 R1.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, CONSTANTINOPOLIS35 viewsObv: Constantinopoli
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Victory standing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and leaning on shield.
2.8 gm, 18.5 mm, Mark: SMTSΔ
RIC VII Thessalonica 188, C3.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, CONSTANTINOPOLIS36 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Victory standing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and leaning on shield.
2.3 gm, 17.3 mm, Mark: •BSIS•
RIC VII Siscia 241, C3.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA, Barbarous102 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted and cuiirassed bust, left
Rev: Anepigraphic
She-wolf standing, left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Two stars above.
1.4 gm 14.5 mm Mark: • in crescent PLG•
RIC: N/A
Comment: Attributed by Adrian Marsden to a production site suspected to be somewhere in Britian and known for it's high quality imitations. Mimics the style of the reduced weight issues of Arles while carryind a fabricated mintmark of Lugdunum (Lyons).
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA. 91 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
She-wolf standing, left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Two stars above.
2.4 gm 17.8 mm Mark: TR•S
RIC VII Treveri, 542 C3
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA. 50 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Two stars above.
2.2 gm, 18.4 mm, Mark: •••/ /SMNΓ
RIC VII Nicomedia 195, R1.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA. 58 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: Anepigraphic
She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Two stars above.
2.5 gm, 17 mm, Mark: TRS•
RIC VII Treveri 529, C3
Comment: Restored from uncleaned lot.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I (Posthumous), Constantinople RIC VIII:37 C394 viewsAe4 1.5 gm 14.7 mm Struck: 337-340 Mark: CONS
Obv: DV CONSTANTINUS PT AVG
Veiled head, right.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Emperor in four horse quadriga, galloping right. Above, hand of God.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Antioch, RIC VII 52, R4.43 viewsAe3, 2.3 gm, 17.1 mm, Struck: 324-325. Marck: Wreath/ /SMANTB/
Obv: Anepigraphic. Laureate head, right.
Rev: CONSTANTINVS AVG Legend in three lines
Comment: Note the lettering error aligning the T under the C with remaining letters of second line placed correctly. Coin celebrates an Imperial visit to this city which is the only mint to have struck it in a series honoring Constantine's family.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, RIC Lyon 25272 viewsConstantine I
AE3
Lugdunum Mint. 330-337.
Obv: VRBS ROMA - Helmeted bust of Roma left.
Rev: [anepigraphic] - She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
Exergue: (crescent)PLG
Ref: RIC Lyons 252
seraphic
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, RIC Trier 54258 viewsConstantine I
AE3
Trier Mint. 330-341 A.D.
Obv: VRBS ROMA - Helmeted bust of Roma left.
Rev: [anepigraphic] - She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.Two stars above.
Exergue: TR(dot)S
Ref: RIC Trier 542. VM 2.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II 316-340 AD.16 viewsAE3 Anepigraphic Follis of Constantine II 316-340 AD.

Weight: 2.1gr, Ø: 18mm, Axis: 0º.

Obv: no legends - Constantine II left.

Rev: CONSTAN / TINVS / CAESAR in three lines.

Exergue: SMANTA - Minted in Antioca.

gVF/gVF

Sear 4th 3945 - RIC ?? - VM 34.

Rare
Jorge C
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Roman Empire, Constantine Jr636 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR
Legend in three lines. Star above, dot below.
2.1 gm, 18 mm, mintmark: */ /SMANTΓ/ /•
Comment: Previously attested on Forum ID board.
Unlisted officina for gamma.
Submitted by Massanutten
1 commentsMassanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine Jr, Antioch RIC 59, Unlisted Officina, 324-325 AD48 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR
Legend in three lines. Star above and dot below.
2.1 gm, 18 mm, Ae3, Exergue: */ /SMANTΓ/ /•
Comment: Also posted in the Unlisted board here on Forum. Curtis Clay: 'So now only officinae S=6 and Z=7 remain unattested for this coin!'.
Massanutten
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Roman Empire, Constantine- Anepigraphic Dafne474 viewsCirca A.D. 328
Obv. Anepigraphic: head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS

This bust type is unlisted in RIC. There were three previously known that are listed in Constantine`s Dafne Coinage at Constantinople by R.S. Speck and Stephen M. Huston.Two of these coins are officina A and one is officina S, so this one with officina E is an unrecorded example of this extremely rare type.

from the collection of Victor
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Antioch RIC 60, R3, 325 AD84 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: CONSTANTIVS CAESAR
Legend in three lines. Star above, dot below.
2.2 gm, 17.1 mm, Ae3, Exergue: */ /SMANTA/ /•
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian Posthumous Issue, RIC (Titus) 6394 viewsVespasian (minted by Titus)
AR Denarius
Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS - Laureate bust right.
Rev: [anepigraphic] - SC on shield supported by two Capricorns, globe below.
Ref: RIC (Titus) 63. Cohen 497. RCV 2564. VM 102. RSC 497.
seraphic
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Octavian, Denarius, Scarce 32-31 BC94 viewsObverse: Anepigraphic
Diademed head of Pax right, olive branch before and cornucopia behind.
Rev: CAESAR DIVI F
Octavian in military attire, walking right with his hand raised in adlocutio to the troops and holding spear over left shoulder.
3.6 gm, 18 mm, Mint: Italy Uncertain (Brundisium or Rome). RIC 253, S 1549, Seaby RSC 72.
Comment: Struck to pay the legions for his war against Antony. Not often seen even in this condition.
2 commentsMassanutten
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C Claudius Pulcher, Denarius, 110-109 BC59 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Helmeted head of Roma
Rev: C PVLCHER
Victory in biga, right.
3.3 gm, 19 mm, Mint: Rome, S 177, RSC 1.
Comment: Gens Claudia. Reverse refers to an ancestor's B.C. 177 victory over the Ligurian and Istrian tribes in southern Gaul.
Massanutten
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C Fonteius, Denarius, 114-113 BC91 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Laureate and janiform heads of the Dioscuri. Control letter V to left. Ligate XVI to right below chin.
Rev: C FONT
Galley with pilot at stern and three oarsmen amidship, heading left. Legend above with ligate NT. (ROMA) in area of exergue.
3.8 gm, 19.1 mm, Uncertain Italian mint, Sear 167, RSC 1.
Comment: Gens Fonteia. Obverse may be a dubius reference to the foundation of this Gens through Fontus (Fons) a supposed son of Janus. More likely it is just an unusual portrayal of the Dioscuri. Obverse ligate XVI (often mistaken for a star) denotes the revised (circa 140 BC) standard of sixteen asses to the denarius (versus the previous ten). Reverse honors the naval exploits of Publius Fonteius Capito who was Praetor in Sardinia in 169 BC. Moneyer of this issue who's name appears on reverse was Gaius Fonteius.
Massanutten
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C Postumius, Denarius, 74 BC85 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Draped bust of Diana, right. Bow and quiver over shoulder.
Rev: C POSTUMI TA (or AT)
Hound running right. Spear below. Legend in exergue.
3.6 gm, 17.4 mm, Mint: Rome, S 330, RSC 9.
Comment: Gens Postumia. Interesting that D. Sear did not know whether the A and T ligate on reverse is TA or AT although little of the historical record is left of this moneyer. Otherwise I love the pony tail on Diana, goddess of the hunt.
Massanutten
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Clodius Turrinus Fourre125 viewsObv: Anepigraphic, Head of Apollo facing right;
Rev: Diana Lucifera bearing two torches, standing facing, bow and quiver on her shoulder, P. CLODIVS to right, M.F. to left.
Denarius subaeratus, (3,01 g, 18 mm)

Reproducing RRC 494/23, RSC Claudia 15 of ca. 42 B.C.The original coin would have been struck under the second triumvirate, possibly the year Cassius and Brutus were defeated at Second Philippi.
Syltorian
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Fourre Imitiative123 viewsObv: Anepigraphic; female jugate heads (?) right, front head laureate.
Rev: two horses galloping right, desultor on front horse, [..]NS in exergue.
Serrate subaerate denarius, 1,9 mm; 2,74 g

There does not seem to be a model for this subaerate, which might be a Dacian or Celtic imitative, based on the counterfeiters vague recollection of Republican coins from the period between 75-50 B.C. (thanks to Andrew McCabe for the information). It also features serration, interpreted by some as an anti-counterfeiting device (if an unsuccessful one).
Syltorian
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Fonteius, Denarius, 85 BC74 viewsObv: M N FONTEI C F
Laureate head of Appolo, right. Thunderbolt below. Ligate AP under chin.
Rev: Anepigraphic.
Cupid (or a putto) seated on goat standing right. Pilei (freedom caps) of the Dioscuri above. Thyrsus (staff) of Bacchus in exergue. All within laurel wreath.
3.9 gm, 21.3 mm, Mint: Rome, S 271, RSC 9.
Comments: On obverse inscription the MN and NT are ligate. Full name expands to MaNius FONTEIus Capito (surname) Fonteia (gens). Reverse apparently a theme for the cult of Dionysis (Bacchus). The pilei are likely a play on the words 'Liber' (the deity giving the root word for modern libation) and 'Libertas' (freedom). However at this point at the beginning of the end of the Republic, they may hold a double entendre that is purely political.
Massanutten
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Quintus Titius, Denarius, 90 BC.105 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Head of young Bacchus (Liber), right, wearing ivy wreath.
Rev: Q TITI
Legend on tablet from which springs Pegasus.
3.76 gm, 19.5 mm, Mint: Rome, S 239, RSC 2.
Comment: Gens Titia. Area of flat strike to rear of bust and hindquarters of Pegasus. Control mark to lower right of obverse showing a ligate IV or N.
Ex - Berk
1 commentsMassanutten
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Rome, Lead Seal, #31,122 viewsRome, Lead Seal, #31,
Helmeted head right.
Mid-4th century or later???
Anonymous/anepigraphic types.
Constantinian type of the face.
weight:
diameter: 15mm,
Q-031
quadrans
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Rome, Lead Seal, #31,202 viewsRome, Lead Seal, #31,
Helmeted head right.
Mid-4th century or later???
Anonymous/anepigraphic types.
Constantinian type of the face.
weight:
diameter: 15mm,
Q-031
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RRC 494/23 (Clodius Turrinus) Subaeratus86 viewsObv: Anepigraphic, Head of Apollo facing right;
Rev: Diana Lucifera bearing two torches, standing facing, bow and quiver on her shoulder, P. CLODIVS to right, M.F. to left.
Denarius subaeratus, (3,01 g, 18 mm)

Reproducing RRC 494/23, RSC Claudia 15 of ca. 42 B.C.The original coin would have been struck under the second triumvirate, possibly the year Cassius and Brutus were defeated at Second Philippi.
Syltorian
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RRC413/1 (L. Cassius Longinus)38 viewsbv. Anepigraphic, draped vestal virgin facing left, shallow vessel (culullus) behind, control letter (L?) before; punch marks.
Rev. Male togate figure left, left hand on hips, right hand placing a tablet inscribed with V(ti rogas) in a cista. LONGIN(VS) IIIV(ir) ro right.
Rome, 63 B.C. or 52 B.C.
RRC 413/1, Sear 364, RSC Cassia 10

This coin was struck by the brother of the famous Cassius who, with Brutus, was the head of the conspiracy to kill Caesar. L. Cassius rose to proconsul under Caesar, and was Tribune of the People in 44 B.C. He was later reconciled to the triumvirs, however (Appian B.C. 5.7).

On both sides of the coin, the allusion is made to L. Cassius Longinus Ravilla (cos. 127 B.C.; censor 125 B.C.), who was responsible for the condemnation of wayward Vestals, which had previously been acquitted by the Pontifex Maximus (Cassius Dio 26.87, Asconius, Comm. in Pis. 32). The penalty for the Vestals would have been live burial, and for their accomplices, death by flogging.

While he was a tribune of the people (137 B.C.), Cassius Longinus introduced the secret vote for jury trials (following the Lex Gabinia of 139 B.C., which had made the vote at elections secret). This made Cicero (consul the year this coin seems to have been struck) see Ravilla as a traitor to the Boni (Cicero, de leg. 3.35, pro Sest. 48.103). The scene thus shows a voter placing a tablet marked with Vti Rogas ("as you ask", "aye") in the polling box. A "nay" would have been marked "A(ntiquo)".
Syltorian
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RUSSIA, Suzdal-Nizhnii-Novgorod. Daniil Borisovich 38 viewsRUSSIA, Suzdal-Nizhnii-Novgorod. Daniil Borisovich (1412-1451 AD) AR Denga (0.47 gm), struck ca. 1423-1428. Prince seated on throne, oblique, raising chalice and sword, anepigraphic / Rooster within circular legend. Size: 13 mm. Gaid.p.86.63.6-8. dpaul7
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Samaria, Caesarea Maritima. Domitian Æ24. Judea Capta23 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS, laureate head of Domitian left
Rev: anepigraphic, Athena standing left, supporting a trophy with her right hand and holding a spear & shield in her left hand.
24mm, 11.2gm.
RPC II 2305, Meshorer 392, Hendin 1455.


ancientone
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SMHε54 viewsAE3 Follis, 1.92 g, 18 mm, 5 h

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 114
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SMHε - 3 Dots63 viewsAE3 Follis, 3.10 g, 18 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 3 vertical dots between 2 stars above

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 129
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SMHε*44 viewsAE3 Follis, 2.70 g, 19 mm, 11 h

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: SMHε*

Heralcea mint

RIC VII 143
drjbca
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Spherical commercial weight12 viewsAnepigraphic weight
Sextula? 1/6 oz, 4 scripula
10mm dia/5mm tall, 5.03g
wileyc
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Spherical commercial weight15 viewsAnepigraphic weight central indentation
1 Sicilius,
mm dia/7mm tall, 6.18g
wileyc
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Spherical commercial weight27 viewsAnepigraphic weight, concentric circles
Sextula? 1/6 oz, 4 scripula
10mm dia/2mm tall, 3.46g

wileyc
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Spherical Islamic weight23 viewsAnepigraphic weight
1 uqiyyah (29.92 =10 dirham of 3.007 g)
14mm dia/8mm tall, 29.29g
wileyc
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Spherical Islamic weight16 viewsAnepigraphic weight
1 mitqal
9mm dia/5mm tall, 4.21g
wileyc
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Star within wreath124 viewsHelena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Æ19 Follis (2.31mm, ). Thessalonica mint. Struck 318-319 AD. Draped bust right / Eight-pointed star in laurel wreath. RIC VII 50; LRBC 821. Good VF Ex-CNG

The coinage of Helena as Augusta commenced with her elevation to full imperial status in 324 and continued until her death five years later. Preceding these issues, however, was a remarkable series struck circa 318 AD at the Thessalonica mint on which both Helena and her daughter-in-law Fausta are accorded the lesser title of Nobilissima Femina (N F). Both ladies had borne this rank for some considerable time, Helena since her son's elevation to imperial status in 306, Fausta since her marriage to Constantine in March of the following year. The significance of the anepigraphic reverse with star within wreath remains unexplained, though presumably it contains some reference to divine providence and destiny.
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Struck A.D.324 - 325. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Antioch4 viewsObverse: No legend (Anepigraphic). Laureate head of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG in three lines; wreath above; SMANTB below; • in exergue under A of SMANTB.
RIC VII : 57
EXTREMELY RARE
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Syria, Koile9 viewsKoile Syria, Chalkis under mount Libanos
PTOLEMY
Ituarean Dynasty, issued under son of Mennaios (84-40 BC)

O: Bust of Artemis, r., bow and quiver over shoulder (note bowstring across ear)

R: Anepigraphic. Double cornucopia. Monograms in various positions.

Herman 8, HGC 9, 1444 (R1). gF

Thanks to FORVM member rover1.3 for his help IDing this coin!
Sosius
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TESSERA30 views4th Century AD
AE Holed Tessera 12 mm 0.8 g
O: Bust of Mercury, right, with caduceus over shoulder, within beaded border; anepigraphic
R: Crescent moon with 3 stars, within beaded border; anepigraphic
Rome
Probably used as an amulet or event/admission token
laney
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Thasos stater106 viewsObv. Anepigraphic. Archaic-style ithyphallic Silenos running r., carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. No symbols or monograms. Struck c. 525-463 BC. HGC 6, 331Auer
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Thessaly, Kierion SNG Cop. 3544 viewsAE 15, Trihemiobol(?)
struck 400-344 BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Poseidon, with taenia, r.
rev. [KIERI] - EIW[N] (?)
Nymph Arne sitting r., head l., playing with astragali
SNG Copenhagen 35
vera rare, good F

Astragali are boneknuckles from sheep or goats and used like dices in acient times.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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THESSALY, TRIKKA39 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
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THESSALY, TRIKKA54 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
laney
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THESSALY, TRIKKA20 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
laney
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Troas, Alexandreia, Bellinger A22192 viewsAE 13, 1.81g
Struck 301-281 BC, time of Lysimachos
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Apollo, r.
rev. ALEX
Apollo Smintheus, advancing r., holding patera in r. hand and bow in l. hand; quiver on his shoulder
Bellinger A22; SNG Copenhagen 65; SNG von Aulock 7545; BMC 1-3
rare, good F

Apollo Smintheus had his cult in Alexandria/Troas. Look at Homer, Ilias, Book I
Jochen
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Troas, Alexandria. Apollo Smintheus AE1886 views18mm, 3.5gm.
Obv: (anepigraphic) Bust of Apollo, r.
Rev: ALEX, Apollo Smintheus, advancing r., holding patera in r. hand and bow in l. hand; quiver on his shoulder, monogram lower r.
ancientone
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Uncertain emperor, irregular radiate, c.275-868 viewsVS[...], Radiate bust (?cuirassed) right
[...]IITAVG (retrograde), Sol advancing left, star in left field
Die axis 7, diameter 16mm, weight 2.69g.
Adrianus
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Urbs Roma, Nummus13 viewsMint of Trier
VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial mantle, holding sceptre over shoulder
Anepigraphic - She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, palm branch between two stars above //TRS

333-334 AD.
Ref: RIC 561
byzancia
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Urbs Roma, Nummus21 viewsMint of Trier
VRBS ROMA - Bust of Roma left wearing visored & crested helmet and ornamental mantle
Anepigraphic - She wolf and twins left, wreath between two stars above // TRS

Ref:RIC 553
byzancia
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Urbs Roma, Nummus24 viewsLugdunum Mint.
VRBS ROMA - bust left of Roma in plumed helmet & imperial cloak
Anepigraphic - she-wolf standing left, sucking twins, 2 stars above// ° SLG


Ref: RIC 242var
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