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24 viewsRugser
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23 viewsPROBVS - Potin tetradrachm - Year 3 - 279/280
Ob.: A K M ΑΥΡ ΠΡΟΒΟC CEB; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: L Γ; Tyche stg. left holds rudder and cornucopia
gs. 7,9 mm. 19,4
Milne 4583
Maxentius
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13 viewsCARINVS - Potin tetradrachm - year 1 - 283 AD
Ob.: A K M A KAΡΙΝΟC K; laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: L A; Tyche stg. left holds rudder and cornucopia
gs. 7,9 mm. 17,5
Milne 4667
Maxentius
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32 viewsDenarius - 115/114 B.C. - Mint of Rome
M. CIPIVS M. f. - Gens Cipia
Ob.: Helmeted head of Roma right.; before, [M. CIPI. M. F.]; behind, X
Rev.: Victory in biga right with palm-branch, rudder below, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,9, mm. 16,9
Craw. 289/1, Sear RCV 166
Maxentius
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41 viewsNERO - Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria - Year 12=65/66 AD.
Obv.:NERΩ KΛAΥ KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER, radiate bust right, wearing aegis
Rev.: AΥTOKPA, draped bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress, LIB to right.
Gs. 12,65 mm. 26,9
Milne 238, Emmett 109

Maxentius
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21 viewsDECENTIVS - AE Centenionalis - Lugdunum mint - 351/353
Obv.:DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, *SV in central field. SRLG in ex.
Gs. 4,7 mm. 21,2
Cohen 43
Maxentius
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40 viewsJVLIA DOMNA - Denarius - 196/211 AD
Obv.: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Gs. 3,4 mm. 17,9
Cohen 174, RIC 577
Maxentius
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43 viewsHADRIAN - Dupondius - 118 AD
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right;
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS II. In ex. FORT RED / S C, Fortuna std. left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Gs. 13,2 mm. 26,8
Cohen 757var, RIC 557var
Maxentius
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59 viewsDenarius - 68/67 BC - Mint of Rome
M. PLAETORIVS M.f. CESTIANVS - Gens Plaetoria
Obv.: Bust of Vacuna right, wearing a wreathed and crested helmet, bow and quiver on shoulder, cornucopiae below chin. CESTIANVS left, S C right
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left. M PLAETORIVS M.F. AED CVR around.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18
Craw. 409/1, Sear RCV 349, BMRRC 3596.
For Crawford, the goddess on obverse is Isis



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34 viewsDOMITIAN - Ć As - 87 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate bust right, with aegis
Rev.: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae.
Gs. 10,5 mm. 29,3
Cohen 126, RIC 353a
Maxentius
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22 viewsGordian II Tranquillina
AUT K MANT GORDIANOS AUG SAB
TRANKUL LINA
OULPIANON AEXIALEON

Upper coin is Anchialos of Gordian III and Tranquillina. I'll go look it up, if someone else hasn't done so already. P.L.
It is AMNG II, 1, p. 289, no. 676. Obv. Gordian facing Tranquillina, AVT K M ANT GORDIANOS AVG SAB and below TRANKVL / LINA. In her name the NK are ligate. Rev. Tyche to l. with kalathos, rudder, and cornucopiae. OVLPIANÔN | AGXIALEÔN (I used Roman letters for Greek). There Strack cites 17 specimens
+Alexios
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27 viewsAntoninianus (pre-reform)
Siscia Mint, 1st officina, 271-2 AD
Obv. Rad + cuir bust r., IMP AVRELIANVS AVG round.
Rev. Fortuna seated l on throne, wheel below, rudder at left, cornucopia over l arm, FORTVNA - REDVX round, *P in ex.
3.39 gm, 23 mm
Manzikert
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24 viewsLooks to me like a *very* beat-up Macedonian Alex III
'standard' type - Alexander in lion-skin headdress on
obverse, bow-case and club on reverse with some
inscription (often ALEXANDROY) in between them.
This might be the 1/2-size of the typical 5-7gm
20mm piece. Coin #630
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9 viewsmauseus
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44 viewsAntonio Protti
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109 viewsAR drachm (4.26 gm), Lampsacus, ca. 310/9 - 309/8 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus entroned left, holding eagle and sceptor, race torch under throne.
Ex:Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale 13, lot 696
6 commentspaul1888
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22 viewsSee additional image for close up of the lettering on the left side of the obverseMatthew W2
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45 viewsEdward III Groat; Pre-Treaty Period; 1356 to 1361

Edward III - Born: November 13, 1312 – Died: June 21, 1377; was Kind of England from February 1, 1327 to June 21, 1377. He was considered one of the most successful kinds of the middle ages and rebuilt the military into an international military power. His reign occurred directly after the reign of his father, Edward II, who was not considered a successful king.
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30 viewsSpongeBob
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25 viewsSpongeBob
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63 viewsTrajan Limes Falsum?
Imitating a Dupondius, RIC 502 or RIC 591
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V (VI?) P P
Apparently a double strike, which means that the coin was struck, not cast.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Fortuna standing l., holding rudder and cornucopiae
28mm, 3.31g
klausklage
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23 viewsFourree Denarius, Severus Alexander, copying RIC 196
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
Double strike
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.

18mm, 3.04g
klausklage
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47 viewsELAGABALVS - As - 219 AD - Rome mint
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; laureate head right, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI S C; Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae
gr. 9, mm. 24,5
RIC 349, Cohen 53
1 commentsMaxentius
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24 viewsCeltic, Bastarnae Tribe, Thrace, c. 220 - 160 B.C., Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom Type

The Bastarnae were an important ancient people of uncertain, but probably mixed Germanic-Celtic-Sarmatian, ethnic origin, who lived between the Danube and the Dnieper (Strabo, Geography, VII, 3,17) during the last centuries B.C. and early centuries A.D. The etymology of their name is uncertain, but may mean 'mixed-bloods' (compare 'bastard'), as opposed to their neighbours the East Germanic Scirii, the 'clean-' or 'pure-bloods.'

32899. Bronze AE 16, imitative of SNG Cop 1299 (Macedonian Kingdom, time of Philip V and Perseus, 221 - 168 B.C.), Fair/Fine, 2.168g, 16.3mm, obverse Celtic-style bust of river-god Strymon right; reverse Trident
Patrick O3
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92 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian right

FORTVNA AVG
Fortuna stg left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 134 AD

3.07g

Sear 3494
RIC 244

Sold Forum Auction April 2016
1 commentsJay GT4
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12 viewsGroßbritannien

25 New Pence 1981 (Kupfer-Nickel)

Hochzeit von Lady Di und Prinz Charles

Gewicht: 28,28g

Erhaltung: vorzüglich _199
Antonivs Protti
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34 viewsSpongeBob
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11 viewsSpongeBob
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184 viewsHere is an example of a cabinet showing three different available styles of trays for storage. At the top is a standard round recess type tray....very traditional.

In the middle is an open format tray for displaying items "free form", or for items of unusual sizes/shapes such as large medals, military decorations or pocket watches.

On the bottom is a new offering; a drawer for slabs. Each drawer can hold 30 slabs from any of the three major slabbing firms; PCGS, NCG, or ANACS. Other commercial, or "DIY" slabs should also fit, provided they are no larger than any from the "big three" firms.

www.CabinetsByCraig.net
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10 viewsM. Cipius M.f. 115-114 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.98 g, 4h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and palm frond; rudder below. Crawford 289/1; Sydenham 546; Cipia 1; Type as RBW 1118.ecoli
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12 viewsQuant.Geek
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8 viewsAntonivs Protti
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9 viewsAntonivs Protti
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8 viewsAntonivs Protti
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14 viewsMAURICE TIBERIUS (582-602). Decanummium. Cyzicus. Obv: Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman motif. Rev: Large I; cross above, star to left, A to right; KYZ. Sear 522a; MIBE 93C. Condition: Good very fine, struck on an oddly-shaped flan. Weight: 2.92 g. Diameter: 20 mm.
Quant.Geek
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12 viewsSRI LANKA (CEYLON), Native coinages. Kingdom of Ruhuna. Circa 2nd century BC–2nd century AD. Ć 'Lakshmi plaque' (9.5x14.5mm, 1.18 g). Goddess standing facing, holding lotus and two stalks / [Railed swastika]. Ruhuna H.48; cf. MACW 5048ffQuant.Geek
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15 viewsSRI LANKA (CEYLON), Native coinages. Kingdom of Ruhuna. Circa 2nd century BC–2nd century AD. Ć 'Lakshmi plaque' (11x22mm, 2.84 g, 6h). Goddess standing facing, holding lotus and two stalks / Railed swastika. Ruhuna H.40; cf. MACW 5048ffQuant.Geek
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21 viewsHadrian Travel Series AR Den. 3.46 gm. AFRICA reclining l. holding scorpion & cornucopia, basket of fruit at feet, elephant-trunk headdress. RIC 299 paul1888
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65 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome, AD 113-114. IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / COS VI P P SPQR, Trajan's column surmounted by statue of the emperor; at base, two eagles. RIC 307; BMCRE 522; RSC 115. 3.53g, 20mm, 6h.
Of all of the truly monumental buildings and commemorative structures which the emperor Trajan built, only one, the Columna Traiani, has survived in a reasonable state of completeness. Indeed, it appears almost identical in person as it does on coins, except that the statue of Trajan that originally surmounted it was replaced in 1588 with a statue of St. Paul. When completed, the column occupied a prominent place between two libraries, the Basilica Ulpia and the Temple of Trajan and Plotina. The column was massive: it was over 12 feet in diameter at its base, and rose to a height of nearly 130 feet. Its core was comprised of 34 blocks of Carrara white marble that were made hollow so as to accommodate a circular staircase of 185 steps. The most remarkable feature of the column, however, was its ornamentation, for the friezes on its exterior are some of the most inspiring works of art ever produced. Monumental in scope and execution, they record Trajan’s two Dacian campaigns, from 101-3 and 104-6. All told, there are more than 2,500 individually sculpted figures distributed among more than 150 scenes. The emperor himself is represented no less than fifty times – not a surprise considering his penchant for commemorative architecture and his pride in having added Dacia to the provinces of the empire. “ Source: NAC”

Ex Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
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10 viewsCelticaire
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Caracalla & Julia Domna, AE 27 Pentassarion of Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior21 viewsCaracalla & Julia Domna AE27 Pentassarion of Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior.
Obverse: ANTWNINOC AVGOVCTOC IOVLIA DOMNA, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right facing draped bust of Julia Domna left.
Reverse: UP KUNTILIANOU MARKIANOPOLITWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Epsilon in upper left field.
Varbanov 1054 ; AMNG 678. 26.3 mm diam., 12.3 g
Previously a Forum coin RP63352
NORMAN K
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Barbarous Imitating Tetricus I25 viewsObverse: radiated bust right.
Reverse: Salus standing left, holding rudder and feeding snake rising from altar.
11 mm., .9 g.
NORMAN K
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62cf49 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “LEG II PARTH”
Centaur walking right holding rudder
London mint
-/-//ML
RIC - (62 cf)
mauseus
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7 Galba28 viewsGALBA
AR Denarius (17mm, 3.13 g, 6h).
Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January AD 69.

O: Laureate head right

R: Salus standing left, right foot on globe, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding rudder.

RIC I 232; RSC 240. Fine, toned.

Ex CNG
RI0035
1 commentsSosius
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98cf33 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "PAX AVG"
Pax-Laetitia/Fortuna standing left holding branch and resting on short baton or rudder
London or irregular(?) mint
F/O//[ML]
RIC - (cf 98ff)

A curious depiction of Pax on the reverse with a mixture of attributes. A coin of otherwise good style.
mauseus
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Hadrian, RIC II 759, Rome, 117-138 CE19 viewsOrichaicum Sestertius
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Reverse: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Rome mint 31 mm., 24.7 g.
sold 1-2018
NORMAN K
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Trebonianus Gallus, Viminacium AE2427 viewsMoesia Superior, Viminacium, Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 CE.
Obverse: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: PMS COL VIM, city goddess standing left hands over bull and lion.
AN XIII in ex. Year 13=252 CE., 24 mm., 8.6 g.
AMNG 165
NORMAN K
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - (451 var)111 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Ref:– BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERTE for PERT)
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1 Diocletian Pre-Reform Radiate40 viewsDiocletian
AE Antoninianus, 293-295, Antioch, Officina 9
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MIL_ITVM, Emperor standing right, short scepter in left hand, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left, ED in lower middle field, XXI in exergue
RIC V, Part II, 322
Ex Max Mehl Coins
Ex Andreas Reich

Thanks to FORVM members stinats and Genio Popvli Romani for helping to attribute this coin!
Sosius
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1 Gordian III17 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.
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1 Gordian III9 viewsGordian III
AR Antoninianus, Antioch Mint

O: Radiate bust r.

R: FORTVNA REDVX. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

RIC 210e
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1 Gordian III18 viewsGordian III
AR Antonianus, Rome Mint
243-4 AD

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

R: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel under seat

RIC IV-3 144; Cohen 98 corr.; Sear (5) 8612
Sosius
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1 Gordian III11 viewsGordian III
AR Antoninianus, Antioch Mint

O: Radiate bust r.

R: FORTVNA REDVX. Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

Very similar to RIC 210, but bust on this coin is not draped.
Sosius
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10 Vespasian AE As, 71 AD12 viewsVESPASIAN
AE As, Rome Mint, 71 A.D.;

O: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, laureate head right

R: FORTVNAE REDVCI S C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right, cornucopia in left

RIC II 487
RI0059
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13 Nerva Denarius19 viewsNERVA
AR Denarius, Jan - Sept, 97AD
17.5mm, 3.2g
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC 16, Sear 3025, RSC 66
RI0110
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14 Trajan AE Dupondius17 viewsTRAJAN
AE Dupondius
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, radiate draped bust r. / SENATVS POPVLESQUE ROMANVS, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, FORT RED below, S-C in ex.
RIC 653; VF+, roughness
RI0120
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14 Trajan Denarius26 viewsTRAJAN
AR Denarius, 3.1g
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, FORT RED in ex.
RIC 318; Sear'88 #984; RSC 154; Fine+
Ex-Ancient Coin Society “3 Caesars” folder coin
RI0116
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146 Trier34 viewsConstans
LRBC I 146
RIC VIII 196
mauseus
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17 Antoninus Pius25 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
AR Denarius, 3.6g
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII, laureate bearded head right / COS IIII, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopia
RIC 194, RSC 265.
RI0076
1 commentsSosius
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19 Lucius Verus17 viewsLUCIUS VERUS
AE As
IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate head right / FORT RED TR POT III S-C, COS II in ex, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopia
RIC 1351 Fine
RI0100
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19 Lucius Verus Sestertius48 viewsLUCIUS VERUS
AE Sestertius (25.2g 33/32mm)
Rome Mint. Struck 162-163 AD
IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, bare head right / TR POT II COS II S-C, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, FORT RED in ex.
RIC III Verus 1318. Cohen 88.
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2 Philip I14 viewsPHILIP I
AR Antoninianus, 244-9 AD, 3.7g

O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG,
Radiate and draped bust right.


R: AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant walking left, ridden by mahout who guides it with goad and rod.


RIC 58, Sear 2552, VF

Coin commemorates the secular games held by Philip to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome

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2 Quintillus20 viewsQuintillus 270 A.D.
AE Antoninianus.
IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate & draped bust right / LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left with rudder.
RIC 22, Cohen 39, Sear 11444; VF
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22 Didius Julianus72 viewsROMAN IMPERIAL
Didius Julianus
AD 193
Ć Sestertius (28mm, 19.82 g, 11h). Rome mint.

Laureate head right / Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia.

RIC IV 15. Fine, brown patina, scratches
Ex CNG
RI0128
6 commentsSosius
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23.5 Septimius Severus - overstrike of Pescennius Niger Denarius53 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 377 or similar, F, overstruck, 2.118g, 19.3mm, 180o, Emesa mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II (or similar), laureate head right; reverse FORTVN REDVC (or similar), Fortuna standing left, cornucopia in left, rudder (?) in right

Purchased from FORVM
RI0129
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30 Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea28 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER & JULIA MAMAEA
AE27, Edessa, Mesopotamia

Confronting portraits of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea / City-goddess seated left, holding small temple; River-god swimming beneath her

SGI 3390
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3556 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
London mint
S/A//MSL
RIC 35
mauseus
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376cf18 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "PROVIDEN AVG"
Providentia standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC - (cf376-7)
mauseus
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5 Aemilian18 viewsAemilian AE26 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS AV, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M S COL VIM, Goddess standing, bull and lion at sides, AN XIV in exergue. SGI 4402. Moushmov 61
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6 Valerian I37 viewsValerian
AE of Thessalonica.

O: radiate, draped bust right.

R: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena, with aegis and spear,
advancing r. Delta in l. field.

No reference, but very similar to my Gallienus that was added to wildwinds.com
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674cf43 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C M A CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "SECVRITA[S PERP]"
Securitas stg left leaning on a short column
"Continental" mint
RIC - (cf 674ff)
This is a very odd coin. It is of the style that RIC calls "Continental" but not Rouen (702-5), although the reverse type is one of Rouen. It is also noteworthy for the obverse nomenclature M A CARAVSIVS.
mauseus
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7 Gallienus21 viewsGALLIENUS
AE Antoninianus, "Zoo Issue" - Centaur

GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right / APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking left, one forefoot raised, globe in right hand, rudder (or trophy) over shoulder. H in exergue.


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712bis51 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "[FORTVN]A R[EDV]X"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (712 bis)
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73 Constantius II, Arles RIC VII 342v (added to wildwinds)21 viewsConstantius II
AE18, 2.2g, Arles. 330-348 AD.

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields, standing left and right of two standards with thin poles and small badges. Star between standards. Mintmark SCONST.

RIC VII Arles 347v. Sear (2014) 17676 EF, irregular flan

Note: Coin unique due to star placement. Added to Wildwinds in May 2011
Sosius
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7615 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
LAETIT AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC 76
mauseus
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7934 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC 79
mauseus
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7935 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC 79
mauseus
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7917 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder
Camulodunum mint
S/P//CL
RIC 79
mauseus
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791cf52 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: "FORTVNA AVG"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC cf791
Overstruck on a Mint I antoninianus of Victorinus, PAX AVG, V/star
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791cf38 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF....."
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: "FORTVNA AVG"
Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia and rudder(?)
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 791)
mauseus
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799 Siscia36 viewsConstans
LRBC I 799
RIC VIII 192
mauseus
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799 Siscia40 viewsConstans
LRBC I 799
RIC VIII 192
mauseus
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96230 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PROVIDENTI AVG"
rovidentia standing left holding rudder (?) and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC 962
mauseus
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Aurelian, Antoninianus, Siscia12 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REDVX, Fortuna Redux seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopia.
star P in ex. Siscia mint, 21.6 mm., 2.5 g. RIC online 2043
NORMAN K
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Barbaric imitative of Tetricus I, Similatr to RIC 12625 viewsObverse: IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, radiated bust right.
Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, holding patera in right hand and feeding snake rising from altar. In her left hand Salus holds a rudder or anchor.
14.8 mm., 1.9 g.
NORMAN K
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Bythnia Caracalla AE23 AD209-AD21128 viewsDie axis 135 degrees
Wadding 459
Paul D3
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Caracalla & Julia Domna, 20 viewsObverse: ANTWNINOC AVGOVCTOC IOVLIA DOMNA, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right facing draped bust of Julia Domna left.
Reverse: UP KUNTILIANOU MARKIANOPOLITWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Epsilon in upper left field.
Varbanov 1054 ; AMNG 678. 26.3 mm diam., 12.3 g
NORMAN K
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Celtic Coinage27 viewsContinental Celts & Tribes of Britannia
Gaul: Northwest Gaul: Aulerci Eburovices, Carnutes, Coriosolites, Redones, Senones, Veneti. Northeast Gaul: Ambiani, Remi, Suessiones (Cricironus), Treveri.
Central Gaul: Aediu, Arverni. Sequani (Turonos & Cantorix). Southern Gaul: Massalia (Marseilles), Tolostates, Volcae-Arecomici. Uncertain: Volcae Tectosages, Leuci, Senones.
Britain: Atrebates & Regni (Verica), Cantii (Amminus), CantuvellauniCorieltauvi (Volisios Dumnocoveros), Cunobelin, Dobunni, Durotriges, Epaticcus, Iceni, Trinovantes, Cantuvellauni & Trinovantes (Addedomaros, Caratacus).
Lower Danube: Geto-Dacians. Middle Danube: Hercuniates. Central Europe: Boii. Danubian Celts are also referred to as being from the Carpathian Region, in which there were various tribes, many unknown.
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Claudius II Gothicus, RIC 41 Rome25 viewsBronze Antoninianus, Claudius II Gothis
Obverse: IMP CLAUVDIO AVG , radiate head right.
Reverse: FORTVNA, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Z in right field.
RIC 41, Rome. 20.5 mm., 3.1 g.
NORMAN K
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Constans, RIC VIII 79 Aquileia16 viewsObverse: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, Two Victories facing each other with wreaths and palms
Mintmark: dot AQS, 15.5 mm., 1.1 g.
NORMAN K
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Constantine I, RIC VII 90 Heraclea48 viewsRIC VII 90 Constantine I AE3. 326-327 C.E.
Obverse - CONSTANTINVS AVG. diademed head right, ladder shaped diadem with two dots between segments.
Reverse - DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT dot XXX in wreath, dot SMHA in ex. Heraclea mint
17 mm diam., 3.6 g.
NORMAN K
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 102 Thessalonica, 347-348 CE20 viewsObverse: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and Rosette-Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath and palm.Palm branch upright in center.
Exe: SMTS epsilon. 16.6 mm., 1.0 g.
RIC VIII Thessalonica 102, rated scarce.
NORMAN K
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CRISPINA AE SESTERTIUS, WIFE OF COMMODUS, AUGUSTAS 178-182 C.E20 viewsObverse - CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Reverse - LAETITIA SC, Laetitia standing facing left, holding wreath in right hand and rudder set on globe in left hand. Cohen 27
31mm diam., 25.7 g
NORMAN K
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 143, RSC 9715 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FORT REDUX, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel beneath. RSC 97.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8612
Britanikus
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Gordian III, Bithynia, Nicaea23 views
Bithynia, Nicaea. Gordian III. A.D. 238-244. Ć 20(20.2 mm, 3.6 g ).
Obverse: M ANT ΓOP-ΔIANOC AV, radiate bust right, drapery on shoulder.
Reverse: N-IK-AI-Є/ΩN, three legionary standards, the two outer surmounted by capricorns, the middle by an eagle.
Rec Gen 716; Weiser
NORMAN K
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater91 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
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Laodicea ad Mare; Antonius Pius19 viewsAntoninus Pius Ć 25mm of Laodicea ad Mare. Dated year 188=140-141 AD. AVTO KAI TI AILI ADPI ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate & draped bust left / IOVLIEWN TWN KAI LAODIKEWN, bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls; KO to left, HP P to right (date).ecoli
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC186 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.190g

Obv: Bust of Alexander as Herakles r., wearing lion-skin headdress.

Rx: Zeus seated l. on throne; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue, AΛEΧANΔΡOY in r. field; wreath in l. field, ΔΙ beneath throne

References: Price-2949

Mint: Side

ex Harlan J. Berk
7 commentsDino
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Ar drachm31 viewsPrice 1382 / 310-301 BC
obv: Head of young Heraclea r. wearing lion-skin headdress
rev: ALEXANDROU Zues enthrond l. holding eagle and scepter forpart of
Pegasus l. monogram NO below throne
hill132
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Macrinus, AE 27of Nikopolis ad Istrum, magistrate Agrippa.23 viewsMoesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Macrinius 217-218 CE.
Obverse: AV K M OPEL CEVH MAKRINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust with scale armour right.
Reverse: VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRW, Tyche in long double chiton and palla, wearing kalathos standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae.
Varbanov 3420, 27.75mm 12.8 g.
sold 4-2018
NORMAN K
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Palmyra30 viewsAE 15 mm
ΠAΛMVPA
Veiled, turreted bust of city goddess right
Lion leaping right, crescent above
BMC 7
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Parliament of 49 Owls16 views24 Thompson old catalogue
13 Thompson middle catalogue
8 Thompson late catalogue of which 3 are post-Sullan
3 Imitations of which 1 "old catalogue" 1, "late catalogue" & 1 "post Sullan"
1 pseudo-Athenian New Style Thompson type ii Sullan "Lucullean" issue
cicerokid
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Probus Billon Tetradrachm Aug 29 A.D. 277 - Aug 28 A.D. 278, cf. Dattari 5545; Milne 4557; Curtis 1890; Geissen 3134; Kampmann-Ganschow 112.15; BMC Alexandria p. 314, 242326 viewsA K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, modius on head, rudder on globe in right, cornucopia in left, LΓ (?, year 3) above left. Alexandria mint.
Maximum Diameter: 19.7 mm
Weight: 7.58 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius114 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT4
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS., 193-211 CE. AR Denarius18 views17 x 18 mm, 3.3 gm). Struck 197 AD.
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: PM TR P V COS II P P,Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopia in left.
RIC IV104; BMCRE 229; RSC 442.
NORMAN K
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Thermai Himerensis,Sicily. AE 1617 viewsGross 2311 / SNG ANS 190 / 407-406 BC
obv: bust of Hera r. wearing stephane drp.r.
rev: bust of Herakles r. with lion-skin headdress
hill132
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VALENTINIAN I, RIC IX 7(a)vii Siscia22 views
VALENTINIAN I, AE4 AD 364-375
Obverse: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing lert, holding wreath andpalm. Star over A in left field.
Mintmark DDSISC, RIC IX Siscia 7a, type vi(b)First period, Official 1. 18.1mm, 3.2 g.
NORMAN K
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#L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius32 viewsRome mint. ISMR behind, head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress / L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue, bull charging right.

"The obverse refers to the the cult of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium, the moneyer's birthplace. The reverse is likely a play on the moneyer's name (Taurus sounds like Thorius). Cicero described L. Thorius Balbus as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. This is one of the most common republican denarii." -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David Sear and Robert Loosley
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#Mysia, Germe, Conventus of Cyzicus. Pseudo-autonomous AE20 33 viewsBetween 138 and 192 AD.
Obverse: ΙΕΡΑ Σ ΥΝΚΗ[ΤΟΣ], draped bust of the Senate (youthful), r.
Reverse: [ΓΕΡ]Μ ΗΝΩΝ, Nude Heracles standing, facing, head, l., resting arm on club, holding lion-skin
BMC 16 S80,6(1); Lindgren III, Addendum A 726A
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Γ in rectangular punch298 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. Ć 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVA)TEIP-HNΩN. Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. Ref: BMC -; cf. Sear 3072 (same obv. die). Axis: 165°. Weight: 7.92 g. CM: Γ in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 772, 774 or 777 (?). Note: The coin is light for 772, has greater greater diamater than 774 and is not as late as 777. Collection Automan.
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Δ in circular punch279 viewsIONIA. Smyrna. Civic. Ć 20. Time of Gordian to Valerian. Obv: .IEPACVNKΛHTOC. Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Senate right, countermark on bust. Rev: CMVPΓNE-ΩKOPΩN. Figure of Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia, inside tetrastyle temple. Ref: Ex. Lindgren II:556; BMC 233. Axis: 180°. Weight: 4.95 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 791 (34 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably not applied before the time of the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘY (monogram of)208 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Severus Alexander. Ć 20. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AΛEΞ(A)N-ΔPOC. Laureate bust right; countermark on head. Rev: ΘVAT-E-IPHN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren -.Axis: 180°. Weight: 3.76 g. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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ΛΓΓ179 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Caracalla. Ć 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: (AVKMAANTΩNEINOC) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark across shoulder. Rev: Γ(ABAΛEΩ)N. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC –Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.53 g. CM: ΛΓΓ in rectangular punch, 7.5 x 4 mm. Howgego 551 (5 pcs). Note: Howgego describes the countermark as either ΛΠ or ΛΓI, while this specimen reads ΛΓΓ. Collection Automan.Automan
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24 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (13mm, 2.02 g)
Roma, holding Victory, and Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia, standing facing
Blank
Apparently unpublished
Ardatirion
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67 viewsROME
Ć Tessera (12mm, 0.52g)
Crescent and stars series
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Three stars over crescent
Hristova & Jekov, Nikopolis 8.(?)0.48.1; vAuctions 270, lot 367
Ardatirion
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18 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.22 g, 6 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Anchor between two palm fronds
Rostovtsev -
Ardatirion
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29 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.99 g, 12 h)
Fortuna “Campestris” standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
C(AMP)
Rostowzew 2168; BM 639

Possibly ex Trau collection
Ardatirion
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25 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 4.09 g, 12 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Clasped hands
Rostowzew 2196; München 388-90; BM 567, 575
Ardatirion
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20 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 5.11 g, 12 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Cornucopia
Cf. Rostovtsev 2178 (circular)
Ardatirion
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56 viewsROME
PB Tessera (11 mm, 1.35 g, 12 h)
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
DP
Rostowzew 2307; Kircheriano 809-9

Cast from same mold as:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-42319
Ardatirion
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62 viewsROME
PB Tessera (11 mm, 1.24 g, 12 h)
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
DP
Rostowzew 2307; Kircheriano 809-9

Cast from same mold as:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-42318
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18 viewsROME
PB Tessera (22mm, 5.60 g, 12 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Three grain ears; P to left, AB to right
Rostovtsev 402; Rostovtsev & Prou 73; Scholz 241
Ardatirion
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17 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.90 g, 6h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, within triangular frame
(HL)E
Rostovtsew –

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)

The token manufacturer accidentally combined a stock obverse intended for a triangular token with a custom reverse for a circular one.
Ardatirion
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39 viewsROME
PB Tessera. (18mm, 3.09 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Juno standing left, holding patera and long scepter
Rostowzew -; Milan 324

Ex Phil DeVicchi Collection
Ardatirion
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33 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm; 3.10 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
L · A · T
Rostowzew 2330
Ardatirion
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11 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.77 g, 12h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
LSS
Rostowzew –

Ex RBW Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 376, 15 June 2016), lot 770 (part of); Artemide 5E (19 December 2010), lot 1163 (part of)
Ardatirion
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30 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 1.24 g)
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Mercury standing left, holding bag and caduceus
Rostowzew 2648; BM 216
Ardatirion
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20 viewsROME
PB Tessera (13mm, 1.98 g, 12 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Modius with three grain ears
Rostowzew 351
Ardatirion
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10 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.10 g, 12h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
M/VE
Rostowzew 2357 corr. (arrangement of rev. legend); BM 700

Ex RBW Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 376, 15 June 2016), lot 770 (part of); Artemide 5E (19 December 2010), lot 1163 (part of)
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26 viewsROME
PB Tessera (14mm, 1.64 g, 7 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Palm frond
Rostowzew 2230; cf. München 411 (style); Turcan 432

Ex Artcoins Roma Electronic Auction 5 (29 May 2012), lot 247 (part of)
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22 viewsROME
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.59 g, 12 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Palm frond
Rostowzew 2230; München 411; Turcan 432

Possibly ex Trau Collection
Ardatirion
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32 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.58 g, 12h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Serpent right
Rostovtzev 1564; Milan 233-4; München 255; BM 565
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32 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.56 g, 12 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Silvanus standing left, holding scythe and branch
Rostovtsev 2977; München 368; BM 397; Paris 390; Kircheriano 922-4

Ex Kölner Münzkabinett Tyll Kroha 102 (5 December 2014), lot 406
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19 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.00 g, 6 h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Wreath
Rostowzew 2216; München 406

Possibly ex Trau collection.
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14 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.35 g, 12h)
Draped bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder, with hair and beard in Antonine-Severan style
The Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding spear and bridle of horse
Rostovtsev 2085; Rostovtsev & Prou 377

Rostovtsev suggests that the obverse may depict Caracalla. This interpretation is somewhat plausible, but unlikely, considering the additional object on the obverse, and the bare head of the figure.
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18 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.77 g, 12 h)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Rostowzew 2647.1 = Rostowzew & Prou 300

The style of this piece is finer than one would expect for a common Roman type. Although difficult to tell without an illustration, Rostowzew 2647.1 is the only listed specimen near the size and is persumably of the same style.
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21 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.57 g, 12 h)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Rostowzew 2647.9, 2647.10-1 = Ruggerio 239, 242
Ardatirion
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25 viewsROME
PB Tessera (12mm, 2.26 g, 6h)
Mercury advancing right, holding bag and caduceus
PR/OG
Rostovtzev -

The small, round fabric of this issue is not usual for an issue from Rome. Additionally, the attribution of the obverse figure as Mercury is uncertain. Though he appears to bear the bag and caduceus, the figure is in a pose more traditionally held by Eros.
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11 viewsROME
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.38 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Phallus
Rostovtsev 914 = BM 1181, 1819-21 var. (Fortuna right); Turcan 434 var. (same)
Ardatirion
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11 viewsROME
PB Tessera (23mm, 6.90 g, 12h
Rudder
Flaccid male genitals (or leaf?)
Rostovtsev –

The obverse type differs from the phallic imagery sometimes scene on Roman tesserae. This example depicts a flaccid, rather than engorged penis, often conservatively described in numismatics as a "pudenda virilia." The unusual shape of this piece, combined with the differing obverse type, makes me think this may be a fertility amulet.
Ardatirion
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17 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.65 g, 12h)
Rudder
TI
Rostovtsev 2444; Scholz 1794 (this coin); München 438

Ex Trau Collection
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42 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.40 g, 12h)
Radiate and draped bust of Sol right; behind, dolphin swimming upwards
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Rostovtzev -
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32 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.96 g, 12 h)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Modius with three grain ears
Rostovtzev 358; Milan 52; München 67-70; BM 1330-3, 1335-8, 1340-1; Staal Appendix A, p. 148 (this coin illustrated)

Ex Mark Staal Three Graces Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 300), lot 432 (part of)
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23 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.80 g, 12h)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Modius with three grain ears
Rostovtzev 358.72 = Scholz 461 (this coin); Milan 52; München 67-70; BM 1330-3, 1335-8, 1340-1

Ex Trau Collection
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36 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 2.71 g, 12 h)
Imperial issue (?)
Venus Victrix standing right, resting arm on cippus and holding transverse scepter and clasping hands with Mars, standing left
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Rostowzew 153, pl. III 2; München 16-7; Kircheriano 572, 582, 738, and 741

Rostowzew places this with the "Tesserae capitibus et nominibus imperatorum signatae" on the basis of type. In my studies, I have noticed that many of the types bearing Imperial portraiture or names are much more finely engraved, often with a centering dot and pronounced rims.
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37 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.30 g)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç 53 var. (reverse type)

Ex Mark Staal Three Graces Collection; Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 232, lot 515 (part of). Found near Ephesus.
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28 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (18mm, 4.03 g)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç 53 var. (reverse type)

Ex Mark Staal Three Graces Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 300), lot 432 (part of)
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18 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.66 g)
Deeply punched cross shape with two additional annular punches
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç 153 (lacking the two annular punches)
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20 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (20mm, 7.10 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; Λ O flanking
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Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 45 (for obv.)
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27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Muod-. Grammateus of the Boule, 1st-3rd century AD
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.18 g)
MYOΔ Γ B
Hippocamp swimming right, holding rudder in tail
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -
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25 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.43 g)
Comedy and tragedy masks; AΞI below
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 140-2/53 (for obv./rev.)
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21 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view; uncertain legend around
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -
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27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.74 g)
TYXH THC ΠOΛEAC (Tyche of the City)
Tyche Poleas standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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92 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS, Hard Times. Belleville, New Jersey. “T. Duseaman, butcher”
CU Token (28mm, 10.84 g, 1h)
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Struck 1837
AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE/ * BAS CANADA *
Bouquet
T. DUSEAMAN BUTCHER/ * BELLEVILLE *
Eagle standing left, with wings spread and head left, holding shield emblazoned with anchor; thirteens stars around
Rulau HT 204; Low 148; Corteau 71; Charlton LC-45; Breton 670

T. Duseaman never existed. This type was struck from a rejected die for the token of one Tobias Seaman, a butcher in Belleville. Mint workers added a U to the name and combined it with a damaged die from the Lower Canada series to produce this currency issue. Breton notes that the type is most often found in Canada, suggesting that it was deliberately produced at minimal cost for sale to Canadian brokers.
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36 viewsSYRIA, Uncertain. Eloucion?
Magistrate, 2nd-3rd century AD.
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.06 g, 11 h)
HΛOV CION, bust of Shamash right, atop eagle(?)
Nike advancing left; star above crescent before, wheel below
Unpublished

The bust of Shamash (or perhaps Sol) on the obverse is distinctly Syrian in nature. Additionally, the style is dramatically different from the issues of Asia Minor.
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24 viewsUNCERTAIN EAST
Circa 300 BC - 100 AD?
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.79 g)
Two punches: bee, Λ A flanking; Nike advancing facing, head right
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -; Lang & Crosby -; Howgego -

The first punch depicts a bee with a long, cylindrical body, triangular pointed wings, and globular eyes with the letters Λ and A flanking. A second, added later over the edge of the first, shows Nike striding boldly forward with her head slightly to the right. The elegant engraving of the punches, both unlisted as countermarks in Howgego, contrasts starkly with the rough, unfinished flan. Although the basic types of Nike and a bee are common at Ephesos, the fabric and style differ from the issues of that city. Neither does the piece fit with the tokens found in the Athenian Agora. All considered, this piece appears consistent with what one would expect from a temporary token or entry pass, possibly of the pre-Roman period.
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64 viewsEAST AFRICA, Kilwa Sultanate. 'Ali bin al-Hasan. Late 5th century AH / 11th century AD
Ć Fals (21mm, 2.68 g, 3 h). Kilwa Kisiwani mint.
Inscription in two lines; star at center
Inscription in three lines
Album 1180; Walker, Kilwa 12; SICA 10, 589-91; Zeno 87054 (this coin)

Acquired in the 1960's, likely through circulation in Dar-es-Salaam.

Chittick ("On the Chronology of the sultans of Kilwa" in NC 13, 1973), the excavator of Kilwa Kisiwani, notes that these issues were found in the earliest stratigraphic layers and accordingly reassigns them to the first sultan of Kilwa. Walker and Freeman-Grenville gave them to an otherwise unattested 13th century ruler of the same name. However, the picture is muddled by finds from the excavations at Songo Mnara, occupied only between the 14th and 16th centuries, where this type was among the most numerous to be found. The type is unlikely to have remained in circulation for such a long period and may been reissued by subsequent rulers.
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26 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera – Dichalkon
Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown(?);[Δ]/I downward to left, X/A downward to right
Tyche standing right, holding rudder and cornucopia; [Λ/K] downwards to left, [O/N] downwards to right

This piece is extremely important for the study of lead tokens in Roman Egypt. The legend reads DIXALKON, normally a bronze denomination. Leads bearing denominational names are known from only a few specimens (see Köln 3502, for one such piece from Memphis), including one of this type in Dattari (Savio).
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38 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (21mm, 4.14 g, 4 h)
Dated year 2 of an uncertain era
Confronted busts of Antinous, draped and wearing hem-hem crown, and Isis, draped and wearing headdress; [L] B flanking
Nilus reclining left on hippopatumus, holding cornucopia and reeds
Milne -; Milne, Memphis p. 115; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3569-70; Rostovtsev & Prou 665-6; Roma 6 (29 September 2013), lot 923-4
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23 viewsEGYPT, Aphroditopolis
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.02 g, 4 h)
Old man standing right, leaning on staff (Anchises?)
Aphrodite seated facing on rock, head right, raising arms to cover breast
Milne 5320-4; Dattari (Savio) 11851-2; Köln -

Assuming that the types of Aphroditopolis uniformly bear relation to the goddess, the elderly male figure on the obverse presents an enigma. Perhaps the man is Anchises, the father of Aeneas. While he was certainly younger during his dalliances with Aphrodite, the artist could presumably have been influenced by the Virgilian image of an elderly man.
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50 viewsEGYPT, Athribis
PB Tessera (24mm, 5.17 g, 12h).
Tyche reclining left on couch (hiera klinę, or lectisternium), holding rudder in outstretched right hand and resting head on raised left set on pillow; A[Θ]PI[B]IC/ [ΠOΛ]OI above
Nike standing right, holding palm frond and presenting wreath to Serapis standing left, holding long scepter in left hand and raising right
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 274, lot 288 (there as Memphis).
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PB Tessera
Uncertain figure standing facing, holding bust of Harpokrates wearing skent crown; MEMΦIC to right
Serapis enthroned left, holding scepter, with Cerberus at feet; to left, Demeter(?) standing right, holding scepter; to right, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3563
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22 viewsEGYPT, “Middle Egyptian” type
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.49 g, 9 h)
Euthenia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; altar to left
Nike advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath
Milne 5422-5; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 5393-9
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27 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.83 , 1 h)
Tyche reclining left on couch (hiera klinę, or lectisternium), holding rudder in outstretched right hand and resting head on raised left set on pillow; all within distyle temple with pellet in pediment
Hercules standing left, holding club and small figure of Telesphorus
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -; Roma E-Live 3 (25 October 2018), lot 484 (same dies)
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21 viewsAntoninus Pius. AD 138-161
PB As (28mm, 16.41 g, 12 h)
Western Europe (Spain?). Cast copying a Rome mint issue of AD 157-158
Laureate head right
Annona standing left, resting left foot on prow, holding modius and rudder; S C flanking
Cf. RIC III 997a

Found in Spain
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47 viewsHAITI, Premier République. Jean Pierre Boyer. President, 1825-1843
Brass 50 Centimes (25.5mm, 4.26 g, 12h)
Contemporary counterfeit. Dated L'An 25 of the Republic (AD 1828/9)
J * BOYER * PRESIDENTE *, AN 25
Bust left
REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI */ 50 * C
Palm tree flanked by cannon and banners
KM 20a; cf. Arroyo 105 (for official issue); Lissade 96; iNumis 25, lot 1352

On 1 June 1835, local officials arrested engraver Joseph Gardner of Belleville on charges of counterfeiting. When searching his house, officials discovered dies for Spanish 8 reales in various states of completion, coining implements, a bag of gold dust, and several bags of "spurious Haytien coppers." Yet Gardner was not the only individual striking illicit Haitian coins. James Bishop of neighboring Bloomfield, New Jersey had been arrested several months before, and a third person was responsible for the issue brought to Haiti by Jeremiah Hamilton.

Today, two distinct issues of counterfeits can be identified: a group of 25 and 50 Centimes, clearly related in fabric, and two different dates of 100 Centimes. The smaller denominations are most often found lacking a silver plating, while the plating year 26 100 Centimes is fine enough to deceive the likes of NGC and Heritage. Additionally, there are a handful year 27 100 centimes overstruck on US large cents. While I have not yet found a regular strike from these dies, they are the most likely candidate for Belleville's production.
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69 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS. Civil War. Wooster, Ohio. J.R. Bowman.
CU Token (19mm, 3.57 g, 2 h)
Dated 1863
Head of Liberty left, wearing feathered headdress inscribed LIBERTY, within circle of thirteen stars, 1863 below
J. R. BOWMAN/ DEALER/ IN/ WATCHES/ CLOCKS/ &/ JEWELRY/ WEST LIBERTY ST./ WOOSTER, O., clock hands in background
Rulau CWT 975B-3a
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32 viewsBRITISH TOKENS, Tudor. temp. Mary–Edward VI.1553-1558.
PB Token (27mm, 5.29 g). St. Nicholas (‘Boy Bishop’) type. Cast in East Anglia (Bury St. Edmund’s?)
Mitre, croizer to right; all within border
Long cross pattée with trefoils in angles; scrollwork border
Rigold, Tokens class X.B, 1; Mitchiner & Skinner group Ra, 1

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 (Spring 2014), no. 973330

Britain in the late middle ages played host to a popular regional variant of the ‘Feast of Fools’ festival. Every year on the feast of St. Nicholas, a boy was elected from among the local choristers to serve as ‘bishop.’ Dressed in mitre and bearing the croizer of his office, the young boy paraded through the city accompanied by his equally youthful ‘priest’ attendants. The ‘bishop’ performed all the ceremonies and offices of the real bishop, save for the actual conducting of mass. Though this practice was extinguished with the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, it was briefly revived under Queen Mary, who took particular interest in the festival, when the lucky boy was referred to as ‘Queen Mary’s Child.’ The celebration of the boy bishop died out completely early in the reign of Elizabeth.

Evidence of this custom is particularly prevalent in East Anglia, specifically at Bury St. Edmunds. Beginning in the late 15th century, the region produced numerous lead tokens bearing the likeness of a bishop, often bearing legends relating to the festival of St. Nicholas. Issued in sizes roughly corresponding to groats, half groats, and pennies, these pieces were undoubtedly distributed by the boy bishop himself, and were likely redeemable at the local abbey or guild for treats and sweetmeats. Considering the endemic paucity of small change in Britain at the time, it is likely that, at least in parts of East Anglia, these tokens entered circulation along with the other private lead issues that were becoming common.
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55 viewsBRITISH TRADE TOKENS, Middlesex. London & Middlesex. Robert Reynolds & Co.
CU Halfpenny Token (31mm, 12.42 g, 6 h)
Dated 1799
LONDON & MIDDLESEX, draped bust of William Shakespeare left
HALFPENNY, Abundatia seated left on bale of cotton, extending hand and holding cornucopia; ship to left; 1799 in exergue
D&H 928
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D.1176 Lothar I (denier)7 viewsLothar I, Holy Roman emperor (840-855), king of Middle Francia (843-855) and Italy (818-855)
"Temple" denier (unknown mint, 84-855)

Silver, 1.09 g, 17-20 mm diameter, die axis 12 h

O/ +HLOTΛPIVS ΛGVS; cross pattée with 4 pellets
R/ +XPISTIANA RELIGIO; temple

Lothar I re-used the temple type, which had been made popular by his father Louis the Pious. However, it was minted by Lothar in much smaller quantities.
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Dy.190C Louis IX (Saint Louis): Gros tournois57 viewsLouis IX, king of France (1226-1270)
Gros tournois (1266-1270)

Silver (958 ‰), 3.94 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 12h
O: inner circle: +LVDOVICVS REX; cross pattée; outer circle: BHDICTV⋮SIT⋮HOmЄ⋮DNI⋮nRI⋮DЄI⋮IhV.XPI
R: inner circle: +TVRONVS CIVIS; châtel tournois; outer circle: a circlet of 12 fleur-de-lis

The full transcription of the obverse is: benedictvm sit nomen domini nostri dei Jesu Christi, which means ``blessed is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ'' (XPI is in fact a mix of greek and latin letters: χρI[STI]). This choice of religious legend is not surprising for a king as pious as Louis IX.

The value of the denier had become too small for use in commerce. So Louis IX introduced the Gros Tournois in 1266, with a value of 12 deniers tournois (12 is the number of lis, and also of letters of the obverse and reverse legends !). Gros means ``big'' or``thick'', and tournois ``of Tours'' (Tours is a french city). The inner part of a Gros tournois is similar to a denier tournois. An outer circle has been added with the christian legend on the obverse and 12 fleur-de-lis (symbol of French kingship) on the reverse.

Gros tournois were struck in France and entire Europe during one century.
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RIC.188 Constans (AE4, Victoriae DD Avgg Q NN)14 viewsConstans, caesar (333-337), western emperor (337-350)
AE4: Victoriae DD Avgg Q NN (346-358, Trčves mint)

bronze, 15mm diameter, 1.65g, die axis 6h

A/ CONSTAN-S P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN / TRS in exergue / * in field; 2 facing Victories holding palm and wreath
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D.1012 Eudes (denier, Toulouse)31 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Toulouse)

Silver, 1.45 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O/ +ODDO REX FR-C; cross pattée
R/ +TOLOSA CIVI; OD/DO monogram

Eudes'monogram is quite simple on this coin. It is made of 2D's and 2 O's (Oddo, which is Eudes in latin). The legend is a very traditional one.
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D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)17 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ DI RE; odonic monogram + / ◊D◊ / + (legend beginning at 5h)
R/ +LIM◊VICΛS CIVIS ; cross pattée

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
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D.308B Rudolph (denier, Château-Landon)19 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Château-Landon)

Silver, 1.16 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 4h

O/ +CRΛTIΛ D-I; odonic monogram of Rodolf (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +CΛSTIS LIΛNDNI; cross pattée

The R on the top of the monogram and the F below are for Rodulfus. The 2 lozenges on the sides may come from Eudes' monogram (Oddo). Eudes was the brother of Rudolph's father-in-law... sort of family alliance against Carolingians (although Rudolph's aunt had been married to Charles the Bald...). The I and the X are more mysterious.

According to Dumas, this coinage may have been struck after Rudolph's dead, by Hugues the Great, his brother-in-law... family business still.
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Charles II the Bald (denier, Melle, immobilization)46 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, 10th century)

Silver, 1.15 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O/ +CΛRLVS REX R; cross pattée (S retrograd)
R/ MET / . / ALO

Not really a type that can be attributed to Charles the Bald... this type was immobilized and struck from the middle of the 10th century to the end of the 11th century ! Minting was then totally in the hands of of the counts of Poitou and out of control of the royal administration.
The obverse is similar to previous coinage, but with a retrograd S on most of the specimen. On the contrary, the mint name (in the field on the obverse) had never been used by Charles the Bald (METALO instead of METALLVUM).
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"As de Nîmes" or "crocodile" Ӕ dupondius of Nemausus (9 - 3 BC), honoring Augustus and Agrippa33 viewsIMP DIVI F , Heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right) back to back, Agrippa wearing rostral crown and Augustus the oak-wreath / COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm-shoot with short dense fronds and tip right; two short palm offshoots left and right below, above on left a wreath with two long ties streaming right.

Ӕ, 24.5 x 3+ mm, 13.23g, die axis 3h; on both sides there are remains of what appears to be gold plating, perhaps it was a votive offering? Rough edges and slight scrapes on flan typical for this kind of coin, due to primitive technology (filing) of flan preparation.

IMPerator DIVI Filius. Mint of COLonia NEMausus (currently Nîmes, France). Known as "As de Nîmes", it is actually a dupontius (lit. "two-pounder") = 2 ases (sometimes cut in halves to get change). Dupondii were often made out of a golden-colored copper alloy (type of brass) "orichalcum" and this appears to be such case.

Key ID points: oak-wreath (microphotography shows that at least one leaf has a complicated shape, although distinguishing oak from laurel is very difficult) – earlier versions have Augustus bareheaded, no PP on obverse as in later versions, no NE ligature, palm with short fronds with tip right (later versions have tip left and sometimes long fronds). Not typical: no clear laurel wreath together with the rostral crown, gold (?) plating (!), both features really baffling.

But still clearly a "middle" kind of the croc dupondius, known as "type III": RIC I 158, RPC I 524, Sear 1730. It is often conservatively dated to 10 BC - 10 AD, but these days it is usually narrowed to 9/8 - 3 BC.

It is a commemorative issue, honoring the victory over Mark Antony and conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The heads of Augustus and Agrippa were probably positioned to remind familiar obverses of Roman republican coins with two-faced Janus. Palm branch was a common symbol of victory, in this case grown into a tree, like the victories of Augustus and Agrippa grown into the empire. The two offshoots at the bottom may mean two sons of Agrippa, Gaius and Lucius, who were supposed to be Augustus' heirs and were patrons of the colony. Palm may also be a symbol of the local Nemausian deity, which was probably worshiped in a sacred grove. When these coins were minted, the colony was mostly populated by the settled veterans of Augustus' campaigns, hence the reminiscence of the most famous victory, but some of the original Celtic culture probably survived and was assimilated by Romans. The crocodile is not only the symbol of Egypt, like in the famous Octavian's coins AEGYPTO CAPTA. It is also a representation of Mark Antony, powerful and scary both in water and on land, but a bit slow and stupid. The shape of the crocodile with tail up was specifically chosen to remind of the shape of ship on very common "legionary" denarius series, which Mark Antony minted to pay his armies just before Actium. It is probably also related to the popular contemporary caricature of Cleopatra, riding on and simultaneously copulating with a crocodile, holding a palm branch in her hand as if in triumph. There the crocodile also symbolized Mark Antony.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was born c. 64-62 BC somewhere in rural Italy. His family was of humble and plebeian origins, but rich, of equestrian rank. Agrippa was about the same age as Octavian, and the two were educated together and became close friends. He probably first served in Caesar's Spanish campaign of 46–45 BC. Caesar regarded him highly enough to send him with Octavius in 45 BC to train in Illyria. When Octavian returned to Rome after Caesar's assassination, Agrippa became his close lieutenant, performing many tasks. He probably started his political career in 43 BC as a tribune of the people and then a member of the Senate. Then he was one of the leading Octavian's generals, finally becoming THE leading general and admiral in the civil wars of the subsequent years.

In 38 as a governor of Transalpine Gaul Agrippa undertook an expedition to Germania, thus becoming the first Roman general since Julius Caesar to cross the Rhine. During this foray he helped the Germanic tribe of Ubii (who previously allied themselves with Caesar in 55 BC) to resettle on the west bank of the Rhine. A shrine was dedicated there, possibly to Divus Caesar whom Ubii fondly remembered, and the village became known as Ara Ubiorum, "Altar of Ubians". This quickly would become an important Roman settlement. Agrippina the Younger, Agrippa's granddaughter, wife of Emperor Claudius and mother of Emperor Nero, would be born there in 15 AD. In 50 AD she would sponsor this village to be upgraded to a colonia, and it would be renamed Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (colony of Claudius [at] the Altar of Agrippinians – Ubii renamed themselves as Agrippinians to honor the augusta!), abbreviated as CCAA, later to become the capital of new Roman province, Germania Inferior.

In 37 BC Octavian recalled Agrippa back to Rome and arranged for him to win the consular elections, he desperately needed help in naval warfare with Sextus Pompey, the youngest son of Pompey the Great, who styled himself as the last supporter of the republican cause, but in reality became a pirate king, an irony since his father was the one who virtually exterminated piracy in all the Roman waters. He forced humiliating armistice on the triumvirs in 39 BC and when Octavian renewed the hostilities a year later, defeated him in a decisive naval battle of Messina. New fleet had to be built and trained, and Agrippa was the man for the job. Agrippa's solution was creating a huge secret naval base he called Portus Iulius by connecting together lakes Avernus, Avernus and the natural inner and outer harbors behind Cape Misenum at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. He also created a larger type of ship and developed a new naval weapon: harpax – a ballista-launched grapnel shot with mechanisms that allowed pulling enemy ships close for easy boarding. It replaced the previous boarding device that Romans used since the First Punic War, corvus – effective, but extremely cumbersome. A later defence against it were scythe blades on long poles for cutting ropes, but since this invention was developed in secret, the enemy had no chance to prepare anything like it. It all has proved extremely effective: in a series of naval engagements Agrippa annihilated the fleet of Sextus, forced him to abandon his bases and run away. For this Agrippa was awarded an unprecedented honour that no Roman before or after him received: a rostral crown, "corona rostrata", a wreath decorated in front by a prow and beak of a ship.

That's why Virgil (Aeneid VIII, 683-684), describing Agrippa at Actium, says: "…belli insigne superbum, tempora navali fulgent rostrata corona." "…the proud military decoration, gleams on his brow the naval rostral crown". Actium, the decisive battle between forces of Octavian and Mark Antony, may appear boring compared to the war with Sextus, but it probably turned out this way due to Agrippa's victories in preliminary naval engagements and taking over all the strategy from Octavian.

In between the wars Agrippa has shown an unusual talent in city planning, not only constructing many new public buildings etc., but also greatly improving Rome's sanitation by doing a complete overhaul of all the aqueducts and sewers. Typically, it was Augustus who later would boast that "he had found the city of brick but left it of marble", forgetting that, just like in his naval successes, it was Agrippa who did most of the work. Agrippa had building programs in other Roman cities as well, a magnificent temple (currently known as Maison Carrée) survives in Nîmes itself, which was probably built by Agrippa.

Later relationship between Augustus and Agrippa seemed colder for a while, Agrippa seemed to even go into "exile", but modern historians agree that it was just a ploy: Augustus wanted others to think that Agrippa was his "rival" while in truth he was keeping a significant army far away from Rome, ready to come to the rescue in case Augustus' political machinations fail. It is confirmed by the fact that later Agrippa was recalled and given authority almost equal to Augustus himself, not to mention that he married Augustus' only biological child. The last years of Agrippa's life were spent governing the eastern provinces, were he won respect even of the Jews. He also restored Crimea to Roman Empire. His last service was starting the conquest of the upper Danube, were later the province of Pannonia would be. He suddenly died of illness in 12 BC, aged ~51.

Agrippa had several children through his three marriages. Through some of his children, Agrippa would become ancestor to many subsequent members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He has numerous other legacies.
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(0096) NERVA15 views96 - 98 AD
struck 97 AD
Copper as, 28.3 mm; 10.735 g RIC II 83, BMCRE III 130, Cohen II 68, BnF III 116, Hunter I -, SRCV II
O: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right;
R: FORTVNA AVGVST (good fortune of the Emperor), Fortuna standing left, rudder held by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field;
Rome mint; RIC II 83, BMCRE III 130, Cohen II 68, BnF III 116, Hunter I -, SRCV II --from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren
(ex Forum)
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(0096) NERVA39 views96 - 98 AD
AE 25 mm 6.20 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
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(0117) HADRIAN20 views117 - 138 AD
AE Dupondius 26 mm, 9.89 g
O: Radiate bust r., drapery on far shoulder
R: S – C Salus, with r. foot on globe, standing l., holding patera and rudder
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(0117) HADRIAN31 views117 - 138 AD
AE 25 mm 9.38 g
O: laureate head right
R: S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder on prow of galley to right
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(0117) HADRIAN40 views117-138 AD
(struck 133-134 AD)
Ć Drachm 34 mm 21.58 gm
O: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: Isis Pharia standing right, wearing chiton, peplos and headdress of horns, disk and plumes, billowing sail in both hands and under left foot, sistrum in right; I / L - H across lower fields (year 18)
Alexandria, Roman Egypt
SNG Cop. 384; BMC Alexandria p. 89, 754 var; Köln.1118
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS26 views138 - 161 AD
AE 18 mm 3.05 g
O: ANTWN KAICAP CEB Draped bust right
R:[ DHMHT] NEIKO, Demeter standing with sceptre and grain ears
BITHYNIA, NIKOPOLIS
Waddington, RG 50; SNG von Aulock 744
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS16 views138-161 AD
Struck 139 AD
AE As 27 mm, 8.91 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia and rudder, S-C
Rome
RIC 533b
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS29 views138 - 161 AD
struck 145-161 ad
AE Dupondius 23.5 mm, 7.75 g
O: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS IIII Radiate head right
R: SALVS AVG S-C Salus standing left feeding snake coiled around altar, and holding rudder upright
RIC809
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS22 views138 - 161 AD
AE 23 mm; 8.11 g
O:Laureate head right
R: Bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls
Syria, Laodicea ad Mare
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS13 views138-161 AD
Struck 140 – 141 AD
AE 24.5 mm, 9.54 g
O: Laureate and draped bust left.
R:Bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls; KO to left, HP P to right (date).
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria, Laodikea ad Mare mint; cf BMC 64
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS10 views138 - 161 AD
Ae 21.3 mm, 8.18 g
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС bare head of Antoninus Pius, r.
R: ΤΟΜΙΤΩΝ Η ΜΗΤΡΟΠ Tyche standing, l., holding rudder and cornucopia
Moesia Inferior, Tomi; RPC IV Number 4402 (temporary); AMNG 2637
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS5 views138-161 AD
Ć Dupondius 24.5 mm, 10.56 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS6 views138-161 AD
Ć 26.5 mm, 9.58 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS--FORTUNA34 views138 - 161 AD
AE As 27.5 mm 8.50 g
O: LAUR HEAD R
R: FORTUNA STANDING L HOLDING RUDDER AND CORNUCOPIAE, S/C
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(0145) FAUSTINA II14 viewsFaustina II (147-176AD)
(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE 20.5 mm, 4.55 g
obv: FAVSTEINA SEBASTH, head of Faustina II right
rev: OVLPIAS PAVTALIAS, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Thrace, Pautalia. cf. BMC 142,12; Moushmov 4114
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(0177) COMMODUS37 views177 - 192 AD
AE 24 mm 10.71 g
O: Commodus as Hercules, in lion skin headdress
R: HER-CVL/RO-MAN/AV-VG/S-C in 4 lines with Club in center, within laurel wreath
Rome; RIC III 644
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(0177) COMMODUS11 views177-192 AD
AE 18 mm, 3.3 g
O: [ ] C KOMODO Laureate head r.
R: [ ] PROC ICTRON Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos(?), standing left with cornucopia and holding patera over burning altar
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; Varbanov (engl.) 2166c, Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.36.1, not in AMNGb
(RPC lists this as 10522, incorrectly identifying rev. as Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia)
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(0177) COMMODUS--NIKIPOLIS AD ISTRUM29 views177-192 AD
AE 17 X 21 mm, 2.53 g
O: AVT [KAI MAR AVRH] KOMODOC, laureate head right
R: [NEIKOPOLEITWN] PROC ICC TRON Tyce standing left with kalathos, rudder, and cornucopia
Nikopolis ad Istrum, AMNG I/1, 1239
(interesting error on rev., with extra C)
Pick knows 3 ex., Berlin, Paris, Sophia. Usually these coins are from a rude style.

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(0193) DIDIUS JULIANUS38 views193 AD
AE Sestertius, 26 mm; 15.36 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe
Rome mint; RIC IV 15; Banti 5. Rare
ex CNG
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS22 views193 - 211 AD
AE 24.5 mm, 8.14 g
O: laureate draped bust right
R: Tyche standing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopeia
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis
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(0198) CARACALLA40 views198 - 217 AD
AE 25.5 mm 11.47 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Tyche seated left, holding cornucopia, with star above, and rudder(?)
Syria, Gabala; cf BMC 14
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN34 views217 - 218 AD
AE 20 x 22 mm, 4.05 g
Obv: M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC K, bare head right
Rev: MARKIANOPOLEITWN, Tyche/Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae.
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, Moushmov 604
scarce
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(0218) ELAGABALUS37 views218 - 222 AD
AE Assaria 27 mm 13.59 g
Obv: [AVT K M AVPH] ANTWNEINOC K, laureate head right
Rev: VP NOBIOV POVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC-TPO-N, Fortune standing, holding
rudder on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Moushmov 1451
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(0218) ELAGABALUS18 views218 - 222 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm, 1.63 g
O: IMP ANTONNINVS AVG laureate head right
R: LAETITIA PVBL Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder set on globe
Rome
RIC 95; RSC 70
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(0218) ELAGABALUS--Byblus20 views218 - 222 AD
AE 20 mm, 5.7 g
O: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Astarte, holding aphlaston and rudder, standing left within tetrastyle temple.
Phoenicia, Byblus; BMC 57; SNG Copenhagen 147.
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(0222) JULIA MAMAEA17 views(mother of Severus Alexander)
AE 23.5 mm, 8.18 g
222 - 235 AD
O: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed draped bust right
R: COL FL PAC DEVLTUM, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae.
Deultum mint; Moushmov 3630
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER33 views222-235 AD
AE 24 X 26 mm, 9.05 g

O: AVT K[M AVP CE]VH ALEZANDROC laureate cuirassed bust right
R: HG8M TEREBINTINCV MARKIANOPO OL[TON] Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Moesia Inferior,Markianopolis
Varbanov (Eng) 1708
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER26 viewsIssued 221-222 AD (as Caesar, struck under Elagabalus)
AE 23 mm; 9.93 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Tetrastyle tripartite temple of Astarte; Astarte stands in middle section, facing, holding standard in right hand with left foot set on prow; Nike stands on cippus to Astarte's right, crowning her; river god beneath, swimming right; outside staircases lead to the side-wings; in the left wing goddess with kalathos stands facing between two animals; in the right wing female figure stands facing.
BMC 110, 9; Lindgren II, 1321, 2288 (Rare)
Phoenicia, Caesarea ad Libanum
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER19 views222-235 AD
AE 30 mm; 12.52 g
O: laureate head right
R: Tyche seated left on rocks, being crowned by Severus who stands behind, another Tyche standing before, holding rudder and cornucopiae; river-god swimming left below, SHC in ex.
Syria, Antioch; cf SNG Cop 256.
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER17 views222 - 235 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 9.74 g
O: Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Markianopolis
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(0238) GORDIAN III34 views238 - 244 AD
AE 18 mm 2.14 g
O: M ANT GORDIANOC AV; radiate head right
R: N IK AE E / WN between three standards, legionary eagle atop middle standard, wreaths atop surrounding standards.
Bithynia, Nicaea
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(0244) PHILIP I (THE ARAB)18 views244 - 249 AD
Orichalcum sestertius 25 mmm 10.27 g
O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: FORTVNA REDVX S C, Fortuna seated left on wheel, rudder in right, cornucopia in left
RIC IV 174a
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(0253) Gallienus49 views253 - 268 AD
struck 260 - 268 AD
O: GALLIENVS AVG Laur head R
R: APOLLINI CONS AVG, H IN EXE .Centaur stg L hldg globe & rudder
Rome, Off. 8
AE 20.5 mm 2.87 g
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(0253) GALLIENUS34 views253 - 268 AD
(struck during sole reign 260 - 268)
O: GALLIENVS AVG
Laur head R
R: APOLLINI CONS AVG, H IN EXE.
Centaur stg L hldg globe & rudder
Rome, Off. 8
AE 20.5 mm 2.87 g
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(0253) GALLIENUS29 views253 - 268 AD
(struck during sole reign 260 - 268)
O: GALLIENVS AVG
Laur head R
R: APOLLINI CONS AVG, H IN EXE.
Centaur stg L hldg globe & rudder
Rome, Off. 8
AE 20.5 mm 2.87 g
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(0253) GALLIENUS18 views253 - 268 AD
Ć (10 Assaria) 30 mm, 13.43 g.
O: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate & draped bust of Gallienus right, “I” (mark of value) before bust
R: ΠЄPΓ AIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia
LYCIA-PAMPHYLIA, PERGA; cf. SNG Von Aulock 4719; SNG Copenhagen 357
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(0253) SALONINA33 views(wife of Gallienus; mother of emperors Valerian II and Saloninus) 253 - 268 AD
AE TETRADRACHM 21.5 mm 11.28 g
O: KORNHLIA SALWNINA CEB
DIAD DR BUST R
R: TYCHE SEATED L HOLDING RUDDER AND CORNUCOPIA
ALEXANDRIA
MILNE 3490
(SEAR III 10699)
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(0253) SALONINA61 views(wife of Gallienus; mother of emperors Valerian II and Saloninus)
253 - 268 AD
struck year 4 of joint rule of Gallienus and Valerian I
AE TETRADRACHM 21.5 mm 11.28 g
O: KORNHLIA SALWNINA CEB Diademed draped bust right
R: Tyche seated left,holding rudder and cornucopia, LD (year 4) above left
ALEXANDRIA; Emmett 3760a (see also Milne 3940; Sear III 10699). Rare
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(0270) QUINTILLUS21 views270 AD
AE 18,5 nn 3,10 g
O: IMP M AVG CL QVINTILLVS [PF] AVG
RAD BUST R
R: FORTVNA RDEVX
FORTUNA STANDING L HOLDING RUDDER & GLOBE
(possibly unofficial)
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(0276) PROBUS 22 views276 - 282 AD
(struck 278/279--year 3)
Billon Tetradrachm 19.5 mm max., 7.32 g
O: AKM AVP ΠPOBOC CEB,laurate, bearded bust right of Probus.
R: Tyche standing left holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left, upper left field regnal year LΓ ( year 3)
Egypt, Alexandria
Ref:SNG Cop 924-925, Emmett 3994
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(0284) DIOCLETIAN10 views284-305 AD.
Dated Year 3 (286/7 AD)
BI Tetradrachm 17.5 X 19.2 mm; 6.79 g
O: Laureate cuirassed bust right
R: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; LΓ (date) to right.
EGYPT, Alexandria.
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II27 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)AE 15 mm, 1.47 g
O: CONSTANTI-VS PF AVG laurel + rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath & palm; pellet/NA" in center
Exerge: PARL
RIC VIII Arles 78
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(0333) CONSTANS27 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16.5 mm; 1.72 g
O: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN, two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches; upright palm branch between; BSIS in exe
Siscia mint; cf. RIC VIII Siscia 195
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(0337) CONSTANS17 views337 - 350 AD
AE 16 mm; 1.37 g
O: CONSTANS PF AVG ; Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN ; Two Victories facing each other each holding a wreath and palm
Siscia mint
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(0350) MAGNENTIUS30 views350 - 353 AD
AE 24 mm max. 4.73 g
O: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left
R: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V between; RPLG in ex.
LUGDUNUM; RIC 1221. LRBC 217
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(06) NERO27 views54 - 68 AD
Struck 65 - 66 AD
Billon tetracrachm 24 mm 11.78 g
O: NERWKLAYKAISSEBGER Radiatebust of Nero right, wearing aegis
R: AYIGO-KRA Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant head headdress, L IB (year 12) right
Alexandria, Provincial Egypt
Milne 238, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, Koln 172, Dattari 204, BMC 163, RPC 5289
(ex Forum)
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(06) NERO16 views54 - 68 AD
Struck 65 - 66 AD
Billon tetracrachm 24 mm 11.78 g
O: NERWKLAYKAISSEBGER Radiatebust of Nero right, wearing aegis
R: AYIGO-KRA Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant head headdress, L IB (year 12) right
Alexandria, Provincial Egypt
Milne 238, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, Koln 172, Dattari 204, BMC 163, RPC 5289
(ex Forum)
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(10) VESPASIAN21 views69 - 79 AD
AE Dupondius 29 mm, 11.24 g
O: VESPASIAN AVG COS III radiate head right, small globe below point of neck
R: FO[RTVNAE]REDVCI/SC Fortune standing left holding branch and rudder on globe, and cornucopia
Lugdunum mint
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(12) DOMITIAN29 views81 - 96 AD
AE 25.5 mm 7.91 g
O: Laureate head right
R: (probably) Fortuna holding cornucopia and rudder, S-C
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(12) DOMITIAN30 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 mm 11.72 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS -- Laureate bust right
R: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C Fortuna standing left with rudder and cornucopia
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(12) DOMITIAN25 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 mm 11.32 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER PP Laureate head right
R: FORTVNA [AVGVSTI] S-C Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
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(500a) Roman Republic, 119 BC, M. Furius Philius - Furia 1882 viewsRoman Republic, 119 BC, M. Furius Philius - Furia 18. Crawford 281/1, Sydenham 529; 19mm, 3.23 grams. aVF, Rome; Obverse: laureate head of Janus, M FORVRI L F around; Reverse: Roma standing left erecting trophy, Galic arms around, PHLI in exergue. Ex Ephesus Numismatics.

Gauis Marius
As a novus homo, or new man, Marius found the rise in the Roman cursus honorum ( "course of honours"-- the sequential order of public offices held by aspiring politicians in the Roman Republic) a daunting challenge. It is certain that he used his old family client contacts and his military relations as a source of support. Among these contacts were the powerful Metelli family, and their early support was to prove to be a disaster for them. Just a few short years after his service as Quaestor, Marius was elected Tribune of the Plebes in 119 BC. In this position so soon after the political turmoil and murder of the Gracchi brothers (Gaius murdered 123 BC), Marius chose to follow the populares path, making a name for himself under similar auspices. As Tribune, he would ensure the animosity of the conservative faction of the Senate, and the Metelli, by passing popular laws forbidding the inspection of ballot boxes. In do doing, he directly opposed the powerful elite, who used ballot inspection as a way to intimidate voters in the citizen assembly elections.

Marius would go on to be elected Consul seven times and figure prominantly in the civil unrest of the early eighties as Lucius Cornelius Sulla's opponent. In 88 BC, Sulla had been elected Consul. There was now a choice before the Senate about which general to send to Asia (a potentially lucrative command): either Marius or Sulla. The Senate chose Sulla, but soon the Assembly appointed Marius. In this unsavory episode of low politics, Marius had been helped by the unscrupulous actions of Publius Sulpicius Rufus, whose debts Marius had promised to erase. Sulla refused to acknowledge the validity of the Assembly's action.

Sulla left Rome and traveled to "his"army waiting in Nola, the army the Senate had asked him to lead to Asia. Sulla urged his legions to defy the Assembly's orders and accept him as their rightful leader. Sulla was successful, and the legions murdered the representatives from the Assembly. Sulla then commanded six legions to march with him opon Rome and institute a civil war.

This was a momentous event, and was unforeseen by Marius, as no Roman army had ever marched upon Rome—it was forbidden by law and ancient tradition.

Sulla was to eventually rule Rome as Dictator. In his book Rubicon, historian Tom Holland argues that Sulla's actions had no lasting negative effect upon the health of the Republic, that Sulla was at heart a Republican. However, once a Roman general has defied Republican tradition, once a Roman general has used his command to combat fellow Romans, once a Roman general has set-up himself as Dictator--it follows that the decision to replicate these decsions (think: Caesar and Rubicon) is that much more easiely taken.

J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.





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(503f) Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius87 viewsCn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius, Sear-323, Cr-393/1a, Syd-752, RSC-Cornelia 54, struck 76-75 BC at Spanish Mint, 3.94 grams, 18 mm. EF. Obverse: GPR above Diademed, draped and bearded bust of the Genius of the Roman People facing right, sceptre over shoulder; Reverse: EX in left field, SC in right field; CN LEN Q in exergue, Sceptre with wreath, terrestrial globe and rudder. An exceptional example that is especially well centered and struck on a slightly larger flan than normally encountered with fully lustrous surfaces and a most attractive irridescent antique toning. Held back from the Superb EF/FDC by a small banker's mark in the right obverse field, but still worthy of the finest collection of Roman Republican denarii. Ex Glenn Woods.

Re: CORNELIA 54:

“Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus may be the same moneyer whose issues have been already described (no.s 702-704). Mommsen suggested that these coins were struck in 74 B.C. as a special issue, authorized by the Senate, to defray the cost of armaments against Mithridates of Pontus and the Mediterranean pirates. But Grueber’s view that they were struck in 76 B.C. by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus acting in the capacity of quaestor of Pompey, seems more in accordance with the evidence of finds" (see: G. ii, p. 359n and The Coinage of the Roman Republic, by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 1).

H. A. Seaby shows the coin with the smaller head (Roman Silver Coins Vol. I, Republic to Augustus pg. 33) while David R Sear shows a coin sporting a larger version (Roman Coins and Their Values, pg. 132).

“Cn. Lentulus strikes in Spain in his capacity as quaestor to the proconsul Pompey, who had been sent to the peninsula to assist Q. Caecillus Metellus Piusagainst sertorius”(Roman Coins and Their Values, by David Sear, Vol.1, 2000, pg. 132).

This is not an imperatorial minted coin for Pompey. At the time these coins were minted the Procounsel Pompey was sent to Spain to aid in the war against Sertorius. The moneyer Cn Lentulus served as his Quaestor where he continued to mint coins for Rome.

CN = Cneaus; LEN = Lentulus

Cneaus was his first name. His last, or family name is Lentulus and this clan is a lesser clan within the Cornelii, which is what his middle name of Cornelius implies.

Q = This tells us that he was a Quaestor, or Roman magistrate with judicial powers at the time when the coin was issued, with the responsibility for the treasury. Had this been a position that he once held it would be noted on the coin as PROQ or pro [past] Questor.

For Further Reading on the Cornelia 54 & 55:

Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum, by H. A. Grueber. London, 1910, Vol. II, pgs. 358, 359, 52, 57

Roman Silver Coins Vol. I, Republic to Augustus, by H.A.Seaby 1952, pgs. 32-33

The Coinage of the Roman Republic, by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 122, 241

Roman Coins and Their Values, by David Sear, Vol.1, 2000, pg. 132, 133

Roman Republican Coinage Volume I by Michael H. Crawford 2001, pg. 407

by Jerry Edward Cornelius, April 2006, THE 81 ROMAN COINS OF THE CORNELIA
http://www.cornelius93.com/Cornelia54.html
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(504c) Roman Republic, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C.68 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 413/1, RSC I Cassia 10, SRCV I 364, aVF, struck with worn dies, Rome mint, weight 3.867g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 63 B.C. Obverse: veiled bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, L before; Reverse: LONGIN III V, voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista.

The reverse of this Longinus denarius captures a fascinating moment when a Roman citizen casts his ballot. "The abbreviation III V [ir] indentifies Longinus as one of the three annually appointed mintmasters (officially called tres viri aere argento auro flando feriundo). A citizen is seen casting his vote into the urn. On the ballot is the letter 'U', short for uti rogas, a conventional formula indicating assent to a motion. The picture alludes to the law, requested by an ancestor of the mintmaster, which introduced the secret ballot in most proceedings of the popular court" (Meier, Christian. Caesar, a Biography. Berlin: Severin and Siedler, 1982. Plate 6).

The date that this denarius was struck possesses unique significance for another reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, philosopher, orator, humanist) was elected consul for the year 63 BC -- the first man elected consul who had no consular ancestors in more than 30 years. A "new man," Cicero was not the descendant of a "patrician" family, nor was his family wealthy (although Cicero married "well"). Cicero literally made himself the man he was by the power of the words he spoke and the way in which he spoke them. A witness to and major player during the decline of the Roman Republic, Cicero was murdered in 43 BC by thugs working for Marc Antony. But Cicero proved impossible to efface.

Cicero's words became part of the bed rock of later Roman education. As Peter Heather notes, every educated young man in the late Roman Empire studied "a small number of literary texts under the guidance of an expert in language and literary interpretation, the grammarian. This occupied the individual for seven or more years from about the age of eight, and concentrated on just four authors: Vergil, Cicero, Sallust and Terence" (Heather, Peter. The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 17).


Plutarch: Cicero's Death

But in the meantime the assassins were come with a band of soldiers, Herennius, a centurion, and Popillius, a tribune, whom Cicero had formerly defended when prosecuted for the murder of his father. Finding the doors shut, they broke them open, and Cicero not appearing, and those within saying they knew not where he was, it is stated that a youth, who had been educated by Cicero in the liberal arts and sciences, an emancipated slave of his brother Quintus, Philologus by name, informed the tribune that the litter was on its way to the sea through the close and shady walks. The tribune, taking a few with him, ran to the place where he was to come out. And Cicero, perceiving Herennius running in the walks, commanded his servants to set down the litter; and stroking his chin, as he used to do, with his left hand, he looked steadfastly upon his murderers, his person covered with dust, his beard and hair untrimmed, and his face worn with his troubles. So that the greatest part of those that stood by covered their faces whilst Herennius slew him. And thus was he murdered, stretching forth his neck out of the litter, being now in his sixty-fourth year. Herennius cut off his head, and, by Antony's command, his hands also, by which his Philippics were written; for so Cicero styled those orations he wrote against Antony, and so they are called to this day.

When these members of Cicero were brought to Rome, Antony was holding an assembly for the choice of public officers; and when he heard it, and saw them, he cried out, "Now let there be an end of our proscriptions." He commanded his head and hands to be fastened up over the rostra, where the orators spoke; a sight which the Roman people shuddered to behold, and they believed they saw there, not the face of Cicero, but the image of Antony's own soul. And yet amidst these actions he did justice in one thing, by delivering up Philologus to Pomponia, the wife of Quintus; who, having got his body into her power, besides other grievous punishments, made him cut off his own flesh by pieces, and roast and eat it; for so some writers have related. But Tiro, Cicero's emancipated slave, has not so much as mentioned the treachery of Philologus.

Translation by John Dryden: http://intranet.grundel.nl/thinkquest/moord_cicero_plu.html

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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*SOLD*25 viewsPhilip I Orichalcum Sestertius

Attribution: RIC 174a, Rome; Sear 8996
Date: AD 248
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate draped bust r.
Reverse: FORTVNA RDVX, Fortuna seated l., holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel below seat, SC in exergue
Size: 28 mm
Weight: 14.12 grams
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*SOLD*17 viewsDiadumenian AE21

Attribution: Moushmov 604, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, scarce
Date: AD 217-218
Obverse: MO Π E Λ Λ IOC ANT Ω NEINOC K, bare head r.
Reverse: MAPKIANO Π O Λ EIT Ω N, Tyche stg. l. with rudder & cornucopiae
Size: 29 mm
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*SOLD*16 viewsMacrinus AE23

Mint: Deultum, Attribution ?
Date: AD 218
Obverse: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, radiate draped bust r.
Reverse: COL F L PAC DEVLT, Tyche standing l., holding rudder and cornucopiae
Size: 23.3 mm
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*SOLD*17 viewsAntoninus Pius AE/As

Attribution: RIC III, 1024
Date: AD 158-159
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, laureate head r.
Reverse: FORTVNA OBSEQENS, Fortuna standing l. holding patera and rudder set on a prow in r. hand cornucopia in l., S-C across fields, COS IIII in exergue
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 10.21 grams
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*SOLD*21 viewsHadrian Copper As

Attribution: RIC II 811
Date: AD 134-138
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head r.
Reverse: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna stg. l., rudder in r., cornucopia in l.
Size: 26.6 mm
Weight: 10.4 grams
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0003 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia.51 viewsReference. Rare.
RIC -; BMC-; Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna); RSC 883b.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. (P P missing)
Bare head, draped bust right.

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG COS III in ex.
Justitia seated left, patera in right, vertical long scepter in left.

3.52 gr
18 mm
6h
Note Curtis Clay.
Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna) = RSC 883b.

Vienna also has a similar denarius with bust laureate, draped r.

These are mules from an old rev. die: the lack of P P in the obverse legend means that it should have been added to the rev. legend, but these coins are from one or more rev. dies that had been engraved before that change was made, and were later erroneously coupled with at least two of the new obv. dies without P P.
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001 - Hadrian (117-138 AD), denarius - RIC 18106 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laurate bust right, draped on far shoulder.
Rev. P M TR P COS II, Fortuna seated left with rudder and cornucopiae, FORT RED in exe.
Minted in Rome, 117-118 AD.
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002a, Aigina, Islands off Attica, Greece, c. 510 - 490 B.C.86 viewsSilver stater, S 1849, SNG Cop 503, F, 12.231g, 22.3mm, Aigina (Aegina) mint, c. 510 - 490 B.C.; Obverse: sea turtle (with row of dots down the middle); Reverse: incuse square of “Union Jack” pattern; banker's mark obverse. Ex FORVM.


Greek Turtles, by Gary T. Anderson

Turtles, the archaic currency of Aegina, are among the most sought after of all ancient coins. Their early history is somewhat of a mystery. At one time historians debated whether they or the issuances of Lydia were the world's earliest coins. The source of this idea comes indirectly from the writings of Heracleides of Pontus, a fourth century BC Greek scholar. In the treatise Etymologicum, Orion quotes Heracleides as claiming that King Pheidon of Argos, who died no later than 650 BC, was the first to strike coins at Aegina. However, archeological investigations date the earliest turtles to about 550 BC, and historians now believe that this is when the first of these intriguing coins were stamped.

Aegina is a small, mountainous island in the Saronikon Gulf, about midway between Attica and the Peloponnese. In the sixth century BC it was perhaps the foremost of the Greek maritime powers, with trade routes throughout the eastern half of the Mediterranean. It is through contacts with Greeks in Asia Minor that the idea of coinage was probably introduced to Aegina. Either the Lydians or Greeks along the coast of present day Turkey were most likely the first to produce coins, back in the late seventh century. These consisted of lumps of a metal called electrum (a mixture of gold and silver) stamped with an official impression to guarantee the coin was of a certain weight. Aegina picked up on this idea and improved upon it by stamping coins of (relatively) pure silver instead electrum, which contained varying proportions of gold and silver. The image stamped on the coin of the mighty sea power was that of a sea turtle, an animal that was plentiful in the Aegean Sea. While rival cities of Athens and Corinth would soon begin limited manufacture of coins, it is the turtle that became the dominant currency of southern Greece. The reason for this is the shear number of coins produced, estimated to be ten thousand yearly for nearly seventy years. The source for the metal came from the rich silver mines of Siphnos, an island in the Aegean. Although Aegina was a formidable trading nation, the coins seemed to have meant for local use, as few have been found outside the Cyclades and Crete. So powerful was their lure, however, that an old proverb states, "Courage and wisdom are overcome by Turtles."

The Aeginean turtle bore a close likeness to that of its live counterpart, with a series of dots running down the center of its shell. The reverse of the coin bore the imprint of the punch used to force the face of the coin into the obverse turtle die. Originally this consisted of an eight-pronged punch that produced a pattern of eight triangles. Later, other variations on this were tried. In 480 BC, the coin received its first major redesign. Two extra pellets were added to the shell near the head of the turtle, a design not seen in nature. Also, the reverse punch mark was given a lopsided design.

Although turtles were produced in great quantities from 550 - 480 BC, after this time production dramatically declines. This may be due to the exhaustion of the silver mines on Siphnos, or it may be related to another historical event. In 480 BC, Aegina's archrival Athens defeated Xerxes and his Persian armies at Marathon. After this, it was Athens that became the predominant power in the region. Aegina and Athens fought a series of wars until 457 BC, when Aegina was conquered by its foe and stripped of its maritime rights. At this time the coin of Aegina changed its image from that of the sea turtle to that of the land tortoise, symbolizing its change in fortunes.

The Turtle was an object of desire in ancient times and has become so once again. It was the first coin produced in Europe, and was produced in such great quantities that thousands of Turtles still exist today. Their historical importance and ready availability make them one of the most desirable items in any ancient coin enthusiast's collection.

(Greek Turtles, by Gary T. Anderson .
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002d. Julia and Livia, Pergamon, Mysia43 viewsBronze AE 18, RPC I 2359, SNG Cop 467, aF, weight 3.903 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon mint, obverse ΛIBIAN HPAN CAPINOΣ, draped bust of Livia right; reverse IOYΛIAN AΦPO∆ITHN, draped bust of Julia right; ex Forum, ex Malter Galleries

Julia was Augustus' only natural child, the daughter of his second wife Scribonia. She was born the same day that Octavian divorced Scribonia, to marry Livia.

Julia's tragic destiny was to serve as a pawn in her father's dynastic plans. At age two, she was betrothed to Mark Antony's ten-year-old son, but the fathers' hostility ended the engagement. At age 14, she was married to her cousin but he died two years later. In 21 B.C., Julia married Agrippa, nearly 25 years her elder, Augustus' most trusted general and friend. Augustus had been advised, "You have made him so great that he must either become your son-in-law or be slain." Agrippa died suddenly in 12 B.C. and Julia was married in 11 B.C. to Tiberius.

During her marriages to Agrippa and Tiberius Julia took lovers. In 2 B.C., Julia was arrested for adultery and treason. Augustus declared her marriage null and void. He also asserted in public that she had been plotting against his own life. Reluctant to execute her, Augustus had her exiled, with no men in sight, forbidden even to drink wine. Scribonia, Julia's mother, accompanied her into exile. Five years later, she was allowed to move to Rhegium but Augustus never forgave her. When Tiberius became emperor, he cut off her allowance and put her in solitary confinement in one room in her house. Within months she died from malnutrition.
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003 Livia. AE dupondus 14gm43 viewsnew RIC I 47 var. with rev. PM
obv: SALVS AVGVSTA bust r.
rev: .TI.CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P.M.TR.POT.XXIIII. large SC in middle
"wife of Augustus & mother of Tiberius"
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003. Constans two victories Thessalonica44 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
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RIC VIII Thessalonica 105 S
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica two victories35 viewsCONSTANTI-VS PF AVG
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RIC VIII Thessalonica 99
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005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RIC I 058, Rome, AE-As, PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVII, Rare!!181 views005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RIC I 058, Rome, AE-As, PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVII, Rare!!
avers:-TI-CAESAR-DIVI-AVG-F-AVGVST-IMP-VIII, Laureate head of Tiberius left.
revers:-PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVII, Rudder standing vertically before large banded globe, small globe at base of rudder to left, S—C at edge of left & right fields, dotted border.
exerg:S/C//--, diameter: 24,5-25,5mm, weight: 10,14 g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 35-36 A.D., ref: RIC I 58,
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005. Claudius23 viewsLibertas

In Roman mythology, Libertas (which in Latin means freedom) was the goddess of freedom.

Ć As (9.50 gm). Bare head left / Libertas standing right, holding pileus. RIC I 113; BMCRE 202; Cohen 47. Fine, red-gray patina

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0057 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna32 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC III, 57; C. 749; BMC 20; RIC II 10

Bust A4

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS
Fortuna, veiled, enthroned left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, FORT RED in exergue.

4.02 gr
19 mm
6h
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0058 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna56 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC III, 58; C. 749a; BMC 20; RIC II, 10

Bust B1

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, balteus strap over shoulder and across chest.

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS
Fortuna, veiled, enthroned left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, FORT RED in exergue.

2.48 gr
19 mm
12h

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"Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) Traian(o) Hadriano Aug(usto) Divi Tra(iani) / Parth(ici) f(ilio) Divi Ner(vae) nep(oti) p(ontifici) m(aximo) tr(ibunicia) p(otestate) co(n)s(uli) Fort(unae) red(uci)"
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0059 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC10 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian laureate head r.
Rev/AFRICA, Africa, with elephant-skin headdress, reclining l., leaning on rock, holding scorpion and cornucopiae; in front of her, basket of fruit.

Ag, 18.2mm, 3.22g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/299 [S] - BMCRE 822 - RSC 139
ex-Lockdales, auction 65, lot 706 (ex-colln. 1920s)
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005d. Agrippina II89 viewsLYDIA, Hypaepa. Agrippina Jr., mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 AD. Ć 14mm (2.33 gm). Draped bust of Agrippina right / Cult statue of Artemis. RPC I 2541; SNG Copenhagen -.

Julia Vipsania Agrippina Minor or Agrippina Minor (Latin for "the younger") (November 7, AD 15 – March 59), often called "Agrippinilla" to distinguish her from her mother, was the daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina Major. She was sister of Caligula, granddaughter and great-niece to Tiberius, niece and wife of Claudius, and the mother of Nero. She was born at Oppidum Ubiorum on the Rhine, afterwards named in her honour Colonia Agrippinae (modern Cologne, Germany).

Agrippina was first married to (1st century AD) Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus. From this marriage she gave birth to Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, who would become Roman Emperor Nero. Her husband died in January, 40. While still married, Agrippina participated openly in her brother Caligula's decadent court, where, according to some sources, at his instigation she prostituted herself in a palace. While it was generally agreed that Agrippinilla, as well as her sisters, had ongoing sexual relationships with their brother Caligula, incest was an oft-used criminal accusation against the aristocracy, because it was impossible to refute successfully. As Agrippina and her sister became more problematic for their brother, Caligula sent them into exile for a time, where it is said she was forced to dive for sponges to make a living. In January, 41, Agrippina had a second marriage to the affluent Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus. He died between 44 and 47, leaving his estate to Agrippina.

As a widow, Agrippina was courted by the freedman Pallas as a possible marriage match to her own uncle, Emperor Claudius, and became his favourite councillor, even granted the honor of being called Augusta (a title which no other queen had ever received). They were married on New Year's Day of 49, after the death of Claudius's first wife Messalina. Agrippina then proceeded to persuade Claudius to adopt her son, thereby placing Nero in the line of succession to the Imperial throne over Claudius's own son, Brittanicus. A true Imperial politician, Agrippina did not reject murder as a way to win her battles. Many ancient sources credited her with poisoning Claudius in 54 with a plate of poisened mushrooms, hence enabling Nero to quickly take the throne as emperor.

For some time, Agrippina influenced Nero as he was relatively ill-equipped to rule on his own. But Nero eventually felt that she was taking on too much power relative to her position as a woman of Rome. He deprived her of her honours and exiled her from the palace, but that was not enough. Three times Nero tried to poison Agrippina, but she had been raised in the Imperial family and was accustomed to taking antidotes. Nero had a machine built and attached to the roof of her bedroom. The machine was designed to make the ceiling collapse — the plot failed with the machine. According to the historians Tacitus and Suetonius, Nero then plotted her death by sending for her in a boat constructed to collapse, intending to drown Agrippina. However, only some of the crew were in on the plot; their efforts were hampered by the rest of the crew trying to save the ship. As the ship sank, one of her handmaidens thought to save herself by crying that she was Agrippina, thinking they would take special care of her. Instead the maid was instantly beaten to death with oars and chains. The real Agrippina realised what was happening and in the confusion managed to swim away where a passing fisherman picked her up. Terrified that his cover had been blown, Nero instantly sent men to charge her with treason and summarily execute her. Legend states that when the Emperor's soldiers came to kill her, Agrippina pulled back her clothes and ordered them to stab her in the belly that had housed such a monstrous son.

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005d. Nero Claudius Drusus31 viewsNero Claudius Drusus. Died 9 BC. Ć Sestertius (35mm, 27.77 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, circa AD 50-54. Bare head of Nero Claudius left / Claudius seated left on curule chair, holding branch and roll; around chair, weapons and armor to either side of globe. RIC I 109 (Claudius). Fine, rough reddish-brown surfaces.

Ex-CNG sale 209, lot 325 128/100

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006a. Claudia17 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Nero, with Claudia. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 10.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 56/57). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Claudia Octavia right; L Γ (date) below chin. Köln 122-4; Dattari (Savio) 190; K&G 14.7; RPC I 5202; Emmett 127.3. Near VF. Ex - CNG

Furthermore, the carefully contrived marriage between Octavia and Nero was a disaster on a personal level. Nero soon embarked on a serious relationship with a freedman named Acte, and more importantly developed an active dislike for his wife. "Quickly feeling aversion to intimacy with Octavia, he replied to his friends who were finding fault with him that she ought to be satisfied with the outward trappings of a wife." This antipthy was not likely to produce offspring who would unite the Julian and Claudian lines. By 58 Nero was becoming involved with a freeborn mistress, Poppaea, whom he would want to make his empress in exchange for Octavia. But the legitimacy of his principate derived from his relationship with his predecessor, and he was not so secure that he could do without the connection with Claudius provided through his mother and his wife. In 59 he was able to arrange for Agrippina's death, but it was not until 62 that he felt free to divorce Octavia and marry Poppaea. The initial grounds for putting Octavia aside was the charge that she was barren because she had had no children. But a more aggressive attack was needed when opposition arose from those who still challenged Nero's prncipate and remained loyal to Octavia as the last representative of her family. With the connivance of Poppaea, charges of adultery were added, Octavia was banished to Campania and then to the island of Pandataria off the coast, and finally killed. Her severed head was sent to Rome.
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01 Augustus86 viewsAugustus Denarius. Spanish mint, 18-16 BC. Bare head right / Capricorn flying right with cornucopiae & rudder on globe, AVGVSTVS below. RIC 126. Weight, 3.52 g. Die Axis, 6 hr. Max dia. 18.2 mmmix_val
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna64 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna48 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.15 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.17 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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01 Domitian as Caesar RIC 66927 viewsĆ As, 11.05g
Rome mint, 73-74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 669 (C). BMC -. BNC 699.
Acquired from Musa Numismatics, August 2019.

The propaganda value of Pax for the Flavian dynasty after the Civil War, the revolt of Civilis, and the Jewish War cannot be underestimated. In her various guises she is one of the most popular types on Vespasian's coinage and shows up quite frequently during the reign on the coins struck for both himself and his sons. This As struck for Domitian as Caesar shows Pax leaning on a column, which likely copies a well known cult image of the goddess.

Tellingly, less than a decade later, Pax would not feature so prominently on Domitian's own coinage as Emperor.

Fine style early portrait.
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01 Julius Caesar, Captives19 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. c. 46-45 B.C. (3.71g, 19.5mm, 6h). Obv: Diademed head of Venus right, Cupid on shoulder. Rev: Gallia seated in attitude of mourning and a Gaulish male captive, hands bound, seated beneath trophy, possibly Vercingetorix. CAESAR in Exergue. RSC 13. Craw. 468/1.

This type was minted during Caesar’s final campaign against Pompeian forces in Spain. The obverse refers to Caesar's mythical descent from the goddess Venus. The reverse refers to Caesar's victories in Gaul and the male Gaulish captive may be Vercingetorix. Not perfect, but well centered, a good state of preservation, with a clear CAESAR on the reverse.
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010. Vespasian14 viewsSpes

In Roman mythology, Spes was the goddess of hope. She was traditionally defined as "the last goddess" (Spes, ultima dea), meaning that hope is the last resource available to men.
There was a temple to her in the Forum Holitorium. In art, Spes was depicted hitching her skirt while holding a cornucopia and flowers. Spes personified hope for good harvests, and for children, and was invoked at births, marriages, and other important times.

Her Greek equivalent was Elpis.

Vespasian Ae As REVERSE: Spes standing;

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010. Vespasian 69 AD - 79 AD36 viewsVespasian

The character of this emperor showed very little, if anything, of the pagan tyrant. Though himself a man of no literary culture, he became the protector of his prisoner of war, the Jewish historian Josephus, a worshipper of the One God, and even permitted him the use of his own family name (Flavius). While this generosity may have been in some degree prompted by Josephus's shrewd prophecy of Vespasian's elevation to the purple, there are other instances of his disposition to reward merit in those with whom he was by no means personally sympathetic. Vespasian has the distinction of being the first Roman Emperor to transmit the purple to his own son; he is also noteworthy in Roman imperial history as having very nearly completed his seventieth year and died a natural death: being in feeble health, he had withdrawn to benefit by the purer air of his native Reate, in the "dewy fields" (rosei campi) of the Sabine country. By his wife, Flavia Domitilla, he left two sons, Titus and Domitian, and a daughter, Domitilla, through whom the name of Vespasian's empress was passed on to a granddaughter who is revered as a confessor of the Faith.

A man of strict military discipline and simple tastes, Vespasian proved to be a conscientious and generally tolerant administrator. More importantly, following the upheavals of A.D. 68-69, his reign was welcome for its general tranquility and restoration of peace. In Vespasian Rome found a leader who made no great breaks with tradition, yet his ability ro rebuild the empire and especially his willingness to expand the composition of the governing class helped to establish a positive working model for the "good emperors" of the second century. In contrast to his immediate imperial predecessors, Vespasian died peacefully - at Aquae Cutiliae near his birthplace in Sabine country on 23 June, A.D. 79, after contracting a brief illness. The occasion is said to have inspired his deathbed quip: "Oh my, I must be turning into a god!"

Denarius. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right / VES-TA to either side of Vesta standing left, holding simpulum & scepter. RSC 574
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011. Domitian, 81-96AD. AE Dupondius.123 viewsDomitian. AE Dupondius. 10.08g, 28.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, Apr - Nov 85 A.D.;
Obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, radiate head right with aegis.
Reverse FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia. scarce. choice gVF. RIC 293, Cohen 121.
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0114 - Denarius Julia Domna 198-209 AC15 viewsObv/ IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of J.D. r.
Rev/ SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, polos on head, stepping on to prow of ship before her, holding wreath in right hand and naked Horus in left; behind her, ship stern and rudder.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 2.63 g
Mint: Roma.
BMCRE V/75 – RIC IV.1/577 [C]
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, eBay may 2011 - art. #1605899480471
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0117 - Iceni - AG unit15 viewsObv/ Double crescent over vertical garland.
Rev/ Horse prancing r., corn ear above, dots around: below, ECEN.

Ag, 13.9 mm, 1.22 g
Mint: Iceni.
ABC 1657
ex-Chris Rudd, Liz’s List 53, lot 33
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 112var. (?), Thracian ?, AE-Sestertius, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS, Rare !!!,370 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 112var. (?), Thracian ?, AE-Sestertius, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS, Rare !!!,
Claudius became “Father of the Country” in 50 AD, and this title was added to the coinage, at the end of the legend, with it’s abbreviation: PP. The reverse legend translates to “For Saving the Lives of Citizens.
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-M-TR-P-IMP-P-P, laureate head of Claudius right
revers:- No legend - Wreath, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS within,
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 34-36mm, weight: 23,63g, axis:11h,
mint:Thracian ?, date: 50-54 A.D., ref: RIC-I-112, C-38,
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"RIC is in error to state that P P only appeared on Claudius' bronze coins in 50 AD. In fact Claudius became P P very early in 42 AD, and P P appeared immediately not only on his quadrantes, which are specifically dated to 42 by the title COS II, but also on his sestertii and middle bronzes.
Stylistically your coin should not be attributed to Rome, but to a Thracian mint perhaps active only towards the end of the reign. These coins, scarcer than the Rome-mint ones, are not recognized in RIC!" by Curtis Clay. Thank you "curtisclay".
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 112var. (?), Thracian ?, AE-Sestertius, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS, Rare !!!, Re-Shot !342 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 112var. (?), Thracian ?, AE-Sestertius, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS, Rare !!!, Re-Shot !
Claudius became “Father of the Country” in 50 AD, and this title was added to the coinage, at the end of the legend, with it’s abbreviation: PP. The reverse legend translates to “For Saving the Lives of Citizens.
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-M-TR-P-IMP-P-P, laureate head of Claudius right
revers:- No legend - Wreath, EX-S-C/P-P/OB-CIVES/SERVATOS within,
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 34-36mm, weight: 23,63g, axis:11h,
mint:Thracian ?, date: 50-54 A.D., ref: RIC-I-112, C-38,
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"RIC is in error to state that P P only appeared on Claudius' bronze coins in 50 AD. In fact Claudius became P P very early in 42 AD, and P P appeared immediately not only on his quadrantes, which are specifically dated to 42 by the title COS II, but also on his sestertii and middle bronzes.
Stylistically your coin should not be attributed to Rome, but to a Thracian mint perhaps active only towards the end of the reign. These coins, scarcer than the Rome-mint ones, are not recognized in RIC!" by Curtis Clay. Thank you "curtisclay".
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012.Commodus 177–192 AD40 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date:179-180 AD
Obv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TR P V IMP III COS II PP, Fortuna seated left, holding a rudder and cornucopiae, wheel below seat.
Size:18.5mm;3.38gms
Ref: RIC III,2
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0121 - Denarius Cipia 115-4 BC42 viewsObv/ Helmeted head of Roma r.; before, M CIPI MF; behind, X.
Rev/ Victory in biga r., holding reins and palm-branch tied with fillet; below, rudder; in ex. ROMA.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 3.93 g
Moneyer: M. Cipius M.f.
Mint: Roma.
RRC 289/1 [dies o/r: 535/669] - Bab. Cipia 1 - Syd. 546
ex-Numismática Hinojosa, eBay june 2011 - art. #350470428453
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC52 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
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0139 - AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC49 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in middle, with goryte, bow and mallet at sides; bunch of grapes and circle on r.

AE, 19.1 mm, 6.33 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price -- - Drama 103
ex-CGB, auction 49, lot 155
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC51 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
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015 - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), denarius - RIC 21833 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII and TRANQ in exe, Tranquillitas standing right, holding rudder and grain ears.
Minted in Rome 151-152 AD.
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0161 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC43 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jan 2012 - art. #230732403614
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017 - Commodus (177-192 AD), denarius - RIC 235 viewsObv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TR P V IMP III COS II P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel under chair.
Minted in Rome 179 AD.
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC31 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
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018. Commodus, 180-193AD. AR Denarius.36 viewsObv. Laureate head right M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
Rev. Fortuna seated left, hold rudder attached to globe & cornucopia P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P

RIC 131, Cohen 150, BMC 202.
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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.
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02 Domitian as Caesar RIC 788157 viewsAR Denarius, 3.36g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT; Spes, draped, advancing l., holding up flower in r. hand and with l. holding up her skirt.
RIC 788 (C). BMC 156. RSC 375. BNC 135.
Ex Harlan J Berk 155, 31 July 2007, lot 247.

During Vespasian's reign, Domitian was given the honorary title PRINCEPS IVVENTVT or 'Prince of Youth', celebrated here on this denarius from 74 AD. The title is one that was often given to young princes who were marked out as chosen heirs.

Spes, the personification of hope, is seen here on the reverse advacing left, holding a budding flower. The flower is a symbol of future well being.

Domitian's coinage during Vespasian's rule was unique. While Titus followed closely the types of his father, Domitian struck out on his own. One wonders how much of an input the young prince had on his own series.

A very likeable coin with a good portrait and excellent centring.


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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,119 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,
avers: AYTOK KAIC OYЄCΠACIANΩ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: ЄΠI ΦΛ ЄICΓONOV CAPΔIANΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter, to left, monogram above lighted altar.
T. Fl. Eisigonos, strategos.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,97g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardis, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1312, Waddington 5248,
Q-001
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021. H-259 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-259, CNH CP.-044, U-185, AR-Obulus, Rare! #0183 views021. H-259 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-259, CNH CP.-044, U-185, AR-Obulus, Rare! #01
avers: Three towers on an arch, cross on the middle one, crowned bust facing between two stars below, a double circle of dots.
reverse: Cross with rosettes in the angles, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-259, CNH CP.-044, Unger-185,
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0213 - Denarius Faustina II 147-50 AC16 viewsObv/ FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, togate bust of F. r., with high bun held by string of pearls.
Rev/ Venus togate standing l., holding apple on r.h. and l.h. leaning on rudder and dolphin.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 3.24 g
Mint: Roma
RIC III/517c [S] – BMCRE IV/1074
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 23, lot 413 (ex-colln E.E: Clain-Stefanelli)
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC18 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
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024 - Elagabalus (218-222 AD), denarius - RIC 1933 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia, wheel under chair.
Minted in Rome 219 AD
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,338 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XI-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis.
revers:- FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 9,87g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 A.D., ref:RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b p-192, (revers legend var.), Rare!,
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025. H--- László IV., (Ladislaus IV.), King of Hungary, (1272-1290 A.D.), H--, CNH I.--, U--, AR-Obulus, Rare! #185 views025. H--- László IV., (Ladislaus IV.), King of Hungary, (1272-1290 A.D.), H--, CNH I.--, U--, AR-Obulus, Rare! #1
avers: Serrated double bows, sword each side, bull's head in the middle, above it a star.
reverse: Pelican (or Dragon) walks to the left, star to the right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom (?), date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--, Published in Nudelman 3rd. Auktion, Lot:153, 22-23.09.2007.
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026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 084, Rome, AE-Dupondius, S/C//--, FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left,136 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 084, Rome, AE-Dupondius, S/C//--, FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Radiate head of Nerva right.
reverse: FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae and rudder, S-C to sides.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5mm, weight:11,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 97 A.D., ref: RIC II 84, p-, C-69,
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AR denarius - struck by P. Licinius Stolo, moneyer (17 BC)83 viewsobv: AVGVSTVS TR POT (Augustus, laureate, wearing cloak and short tunic, on horseback riding right, holding patera in right hand - banker's mark)
rev: P STOLO III VIR (Salii or priest of Mars's cap (same than apex flaminis) between two studded oval shields (ancilia)).
ref: RIC I 344 (R3); BMCRE 76; RSC 439 (80frcs)
mint: Rome
3.53gms,18-19mm
Extremely rare

History: The Ludi Saeculares were spread over a period of three days (from May 31 to June 3), and Augustus celebrated them to inaugurate the beginning of a new age. On the reverse of this coin the ancilias (sacred shields) symbolised the music at festivals. The "jumping priests" or Salii marched to the Regia, where was the shrine of Mars, in which the ancilia (the sacred shield, and its 11 copies) of Mars were stored. The Salii wearing apex, taking the bronze Ancilia, and danced through the streets carrying poles with the shields mounted on them in their left hands. With their other hand, they banged the shields with a drumstick.
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027 BC-14 AD - AVGVSTVS AE dupondius - struck by Cnaeus Piso Cn F moneyer (15 BC)53 viewsobv: AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST in wreath
rev: CN PISO CN IIIVIR A A A F F around large SC
ref: RIC I 381 (R), Cohen 378 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
10.33gms, 25mm
Rare

Augustus was awarded all the powers of the tribunate (tribunitia potestas) in addition to the governing authority of the consulate, cementing him as a supreme individual princeps, or emperor.
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0651, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SENATVS POPVPLVSQVE ROMANVS, -/-//FORT•RED/SC, Fortuna seated left,137 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0651, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SENATVS POPVPLVSQVE ROMANVS, -/-//FORT•RED/SC, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P, Laureate draped bust right.
revers:- SENATVS-POPVPLVS-QVE-ROMANVS, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//FORT•RED/SC, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 114-117 A.D., ref: RIC-II-651-p-290, C-157,
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028b GORDIAN III9 viewsEMPEROR: Gordian III
DENOMINATION: Antoninianus
OBVERSE: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
REVERSE: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
DATE: 243-244 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 4.50
RIC: 144
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03 - Hadrian Denarius - Fortuna28 viewsHadrian AR Denarius. AD119-121

obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANUS AUG - Laureate bust right. 'Heroic bust'
rev: P M TR P COS III - Fortuna leaning against column, holding cornucopiae and rudder.

3.4 Grams.
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03 - Hadrian Denarius - Fortuna47 viewsHadrian AR Denarius. AD119-121

obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANUS AUG - Laureate bust right. 'Heroic bust'
rev: P M TR P COS III - Fortuna leaning against column, holding cornucopiae and rudder.

3.4 Grams.
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03 Domitian as Caesar RIC 920102 viewsAR Denarius, 2.96g
Rome mint, 76-77AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Minerva stg. r. on prow, with spear and shield; to r., owl
RIC 920 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1947. RSC 45b. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection.

The first appearance of Minerva on a denarius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian. His devotion to the goddess came early in life, so it comes as no surprise he wished to honour her on the coins minted in his name. This denarius is a clear indication Domitian had some say in what reverse types were struck for him under Vespasian. The Minerva on prow is an early prototype of one of the four standard Minerva types (M2) Domitian would later extensively strike on his own denarii as Augustus. An extremely rare type for him as Caesar.

A pleasing coin with a Vespasian-like portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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03. Alexander the Great.134 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 481 var.73 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II 481 var (Not listed in RIC with this bust and legend combination)

Additional comments coutesy of Curtis Clay:-

“A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt.
BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck.
Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!
Obviously quite a scarce item, and an attractive specimen!”
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 73928 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, Radiate head right
Rev:– FORTVNAE REDVCI, S-C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 72-73
Reference:– RIC II old 739. II new 1187

Weight 11.75g. 28.78mm.
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 754b25 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, Laureate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S - C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 77-78
References:– Cohen -.(Cohen 166 is Radiate but Cohen doesn’t list a laureate version). RIC II 754b
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432a-var1., #0174 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432a-var1., #01
avers: ✠ MOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots. Dot middle on the face.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross, amongst emission-marks (---), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//-- Without mint mark was struck by Johannes Saracenus (by Pohl), diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Pécs (by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432a-var1., CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-01,
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432b, #0180 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432b, #01
avers: ✠ mOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots. Dot in the middle of the face.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (L-S), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: L/S//--, diameter: 14,0mm, weight: 0,52g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Unknown mint (by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432k, CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-10,
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432f.-var, #0166 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432f.-var, #01
avers: ✠ mOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (Lily-Lily in middle), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: Lily/Lily//--, diameter: 14,0mm, weight: 0,46g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (Kaschau, nowadays Kosice by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432f, CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-03,
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #0182 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #01
avers: ✠ mOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (*-* in middle), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: */*//--, diameter: 14,0mm, weight: 0,49g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432g, CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-04,
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #0297 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #02
avers: ✠ mOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (*-* in middle), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: */*//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: 0,45g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432g, CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-04,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0086, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Fortuna standing left, #1224 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0086, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers: P-M-TR-P-COS-III, Fortuna standing left, leaning on column, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 121 A.D., ref: RIC II 86, RSC-Not-in
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,65 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers:-AFRICA, Africa reclining left wearing elephant headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 299, p-374, RSC 138, BMCRE 816,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299var, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,.63 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299var., Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate bust right, with draped and aegis far shoulder.
revers:-AFRICA, Africa reclining left wearing elephant headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 299var., p-374, RSC 141, BMCRE 816,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0723var., Rome, AE-As, COS III P P, S/C//FORT RED, Fortuna seated left,136 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0723var., Rome, AE-As, COS III P P, S/C//FORT RED, Fortuna seated left,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Bare headed and draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: S/C//FORT RED, diameter: 25-26mm, weight: 8,99g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 132-134 A.D., ref: RIC-II-723var. p-433, C-737,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0796a, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing left, Rare !178 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0796a, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing left, Rare !
avers:- HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-PP, Laureate head right.
revers:- ANNONA-AVG, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder, S-C across the field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 25-26mm, weight: 11,65g, axes: 6h,
mint: , date: 134 A.D., ref: RIC-II-796a p-441, C-166,
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-Drachm, G-1034, D-1610, Egypt, Alexandria, L IE, Hadrian and Alexandria,61 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-Drachm, G-1034, D-1610, Egypt, Alexandria, L IE, Hadrian and Alexandria,
avers:- AΥT KAI TPAIA AΔPIA CEB, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- L IE, Hadrian standing togate left with sceptre, greeted by Alexandria in elephant-skin headdress.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 130-131 A.D., Year (IE)15., ref: Geissen-1034, Dattari-1610, Kapmann-Ganschow-32.509-p-138, BMC 869,
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,148 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,
avers: - AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ, bare head left .
revers: - KΛAYΔ EIKONIEΩN, Perseus standing half-right, naked, holding harpa and head of Gorgon.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,0mm, weight:3,42g, axis:5h,
mint: Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), date:117-138 A.D., ref: BMC 4, Aulock, Lykaonien 290-292; Imhoof KM 5; Waddington 4767; SNG France III, 2286.
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.h., P-127-07, #0155 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.h., P-127-07, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, K-R over +, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: K/R over +//-- , diameter: 14,0-14,5mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica, Konrad Rudel by Pohl), date:1439 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.h., Pohl-127-07,
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This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.i., P-127-08, #01110 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.i., P-127-08, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBERTI•R•VnGARIЄ, Patriarchal Cross, n-S, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), a border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: n/S//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,2mm, weight: 0,44g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (today Romania: Baia Mare, Stephanus Remetei by Pohl), date:1439 A.D. (by Pohl),
ref: Unger-461-i., CNH-2-135B, Huszár-592, Pohl-127-08,
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.i., P-127-08, #0255 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.i., P-127-08, #02
avers: ✠ m•ALBERTI•R•VnGARIЄ, Patriarchal Cross, n-S, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), a border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: n/S//-- , diameter: 14,0-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:11h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (today Romania: Baia Mare, Stephanus Remetei by Pohl), date:1439 A.D. (by Pohl),
ref: Unger-461-i., CNH-2-135B, Huszár-592, Pohl-127-08,
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #0166 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, C-⚜, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: C/⚜//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia: Kosice, City coin by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.q., Pohl-127-09,
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This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #0167 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, K-P, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: K/P//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,48g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica, Konrad Polner by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.s., Pohl-127-11,
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This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
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033b Antoninus Pius. AR Denarius 21 viewsobv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP laur head r.
rev: TR POT XV COS IIII Tranquillitus std. r. holding rudder on globe and corn ears
ex: TRANO
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034 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464-a., Scarce!, #0181 views034 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464-a., Scarce!, #01
avers: K • + on R; border of dots.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: K/+/R//-- were struck by Konrad Rudel (by Pohl), diameter: 14mm, weight: 0,50g, axis:8h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), date:1439-1440 A.D., ref: Unger-464-a., CNH-2-137, Huszáar-595, Pohl-133-01,
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034 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464-a., Scarce!, #0275 views034 Interregnum I., No King of Hungary, (1439-1440 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-464-a., Scarce!, #02
avers: K • + on R; border of dots.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: K/+/R//-- were struck by Konrad Rudel (by Pohl), diameter: 14,4 mm, weight: 0,56g, axis:4-5h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica), date:1439-1440 A.D., ref: Unger-464-a., CNH-2-137, Huszár-595, Pohl-133-01,
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035 - Domitian Denarius - RIC II (Old) - Addenda (L. A. Lawrence Coll.) would be after 10678 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– COS - XIIII, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, shield at side
Minted in Rome. A.D. 88
Reference:– BMC P. 324 Note (L. A. Lawrence Coll.). RIC II (Old) Addenda (L. A. Lawrence Coll.) would be after 106. RSC 66a. RIC II (New) 554 (R2), citing Madrid and Helbing 63, 1931, 537, no photo in RIC. (Thanks to Curtis Clay for the RIC II (New) reference.)
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #1105 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Laureate bearded head right.
revers:- COS IIII, Salus standing left, holding rudder attached to globe and patera over altar sacrificing by feeding rising snake.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-149 A.D., ref: RIC III 181 p-48, RSC 281, BMC 670,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0202b, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XIIII COS IIII, Tranquilitas standing right,139 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0202b, Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XIIII COS IIII, Tranquilitas standing right,
avers:- IMP-CAES-T-AEL-(HADR)-ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P ("HADR" is missing ), Laureated bust right.
revers:- TR-POT-XIIII-COS-IIII, Tranquilitas standing right with rudder and corn ears.
exerg: -/-//TRANQ, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 3,21g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 150-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-202bvar(avers-legendvariation -HADR- is missing), p-51, C-,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0205var, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Fortuna standing right,139 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0205var, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Fortuna standing right,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XV, Laureate bust right.
revers: COS-IIII, Fortuna standing right, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-205var, p-51_RSC-267, BMCRE-768,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0232, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Fortuna standing right,303 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0232, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Fortuna standing right,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Fortuna standing right, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-232, p-, C-271,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0300b, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNA COS IIII, Fortuna standing faceing, head right,141 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0300b, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNA COS IIII, Fortuna standing faceing, head right,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XXIII, Laureated and draped bust right.
revers:- FORTVNA-COS-IIII, Fortuna standing faceing, head right, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,13g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 159 A.D., ref: RIC-III-300b p-62, C-383,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0784, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, S-C,129 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0784, Rome, AE-Sestertius, SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, S-C,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PI-VS-P-P-TR-P-COS-IIII, Laureate head right.
revers:-SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent coiled around altar and holding rudder on globe, S-C across the field.
exe:S/C//--, diameter: 30-31mm, weight: 25,01g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-784-p-, C-,
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0798, Rome, AE-Dupondius, COS IIII, S-C, Salus,244 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0798, Rome, AE-Dupondius, COS IIII, S-C, Salus,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P, Radiate head right.
revers:-COS-II-II, Salus standing left feeding snake arising from altar to left & holding rudder to right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: x,xxg, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 139 A.D., ref: RIC-III-798-p-127, C-279,
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0365dd10 viewsAtelier : ROME
Droit : SALONINA AVG
Revers : VESTA
Reference : 365dd
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,155 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,169 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left, 61 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,
avers:- M-A-ANTΩNEINOC-K, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers:- EΦEIΩN-B-NEΩ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 161-165 A.D., ref: BMC 243, SNG Cop 400,
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038 - Nerva Dupondius - RIC 06172 viewsObv:– IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– FORTVNA AVGVST / S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Mint – Rome
Reference RIC 61
Weight 13.2g
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038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0517c (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS, Venus standing left, Scarce!, #1115 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), RIC III 0517c (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS, Venus standing left, Scarce!, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, showing Strack's coiffure a, with band of pearls in hair.
revers: VE-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder, dolphin coiled around rudder.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,91g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 517c, p-95,(Ant.Pius), Strack 495. BMCRE 1067. Cohen 266.
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03a Domitian as Caesar RIC 921166 viewsAR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
RIC 921 (C2). BMC 193. RSC 47. BNC 169.
Acquired from Nilus Coins, March 2007.

The reverse copies an Augustan one and might possibly allude to Domitian's foray into poetry. (BMCRE xl)

Unlike most of the crude Domitian portraits of the time from the Rome mint, this one has a great beauty and nobility to it that few of his contemporary denarii strive to achieve. Was it a minor slight that most of the better die engravers were used for Vespasian and Titus' coins? Thankfully one slipped through to create a wonderful portrait of the young caesar.

Despite some minor flaws, this is a wonderful coin that I'm happy to add to my collection.
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03c Domitian as Caesar RIC 93260 viewsĆ As, 10.65g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
RIC 932 (C). BMC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Ken Dorney, January 2019.

Spes, the goddess of hope, is seen here as an 'heir apparent' type. She is represented on Roman coins as a young girl, reminiscent of earlier Greek statures depicting Elpis. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says 'the flower held by Spes is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward'. Spes occurs quite commonly throughout the Flavian coinage and is frequently paired up with the young Domitian Caesar, likely expressing a hope or expectation for future dynastic success. It is very Ironic that Spes is often associated with Domitian Caesar on the coinage, considering he would later be the family member most responsible for the dynasty's downfall in 96. Surprisingly, this common Spes type is not in the BM.

The obverse features a quintessential Flavian portrait - unflattering hook nose with full and heavy facial features. Pleasant dark green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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04 Constantius II55 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
(horseman type corrected, acc. to RIC VIII p. 548, "Addenda and Corrigenda")
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041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0661var. (M.Aurel.), Rome, AR-denarius, TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Fortuna seated left,375 views041a Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0661var. (M.Aurel.), Rome, AR-denarius, TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-L-AVREL-COMMODVS-GERM-SARM, Laureate cuirassed (!) bust right, seen from the back.
revers:- TR-P-IIII-IMP-III-COS-II-P-P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19 mm, weight: 3,54 g, axis: 6 h ,
mint: Rome, date: 179 A.D., ref: RIC-III-661var. (Marc.Aurel), p-267, Cuirassed bust !,
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0131, Rome, AR-denarius, P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, Fortuna seated left,339 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0131, Rome, AR-denarius, P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M-COMM-ANT-P-FEL-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XI-IMP-VII-C-OS-V-P-P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair.
exe: -/-//FORRED, diameter: 16,5-17,5 mm, weight: 2,71 g, axis: 5 h ,
mint: Rome, date: 186 A.D., ref: RIC-III-131 , p-380,
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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,66 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AY-K•Λ•AYP-KOMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO-ΠO-ΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche Euposia standing left, holding a ship's rudder and a cornucopiae and infant in crook of left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 6,87g, axis:2h,
mint: Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Moushmov 366, Pick (AMNG) 541, Varbanov (engl) I.-709, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. ???,
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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.10.38.5 (2015), AE-18, NEIKOΠOΛIC ΠPOC IC, Tyche standing left, 107 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.10.38.5 (2015), AE-18, NEIKOΠOΛIC ΠPOC IC, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AVT-KAY-KOMOΔOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NEIKOΠOΛIC-ΠPOC-IC, Tyche standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and in right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,6-17,7mm, weight: 3,22g, axes: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 177-192 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.10.38.5 (2015), p-, PB-, HM-,
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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.10.38.??, AE-18, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC EICT O, Tyche standing left,92 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.10.38.??, AE-18, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC EICT O, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AV-OM-AV-KOMOΔOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NEIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-EICT-O, Tyche standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and in right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 2,49g, axes: 2h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 177-192 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.10.38.??, p-, PB-, HM-,
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"Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Commodus, AD 177-192
obv. AVTO M AV - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI - PROC EICTRO
Tyche in long garment and mantle, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r.
hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013)
rev. cf. No. 8.10.38.8 var. (has NIKOPOL PIOC ICCTRO)
obv. e.g. No.8.10.16.2

Its a new rev. variant with a rare obv. legend." by Jochen
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044 - Hadrian Ae Sestertius - RIC 0541a var.50 viewsObv:- IMP CAES DIVI TRA PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG, Laureate bust right with drapery on far shoulder, strap across chest from right to left shoulder
Rev:- PONT MAX TR POT COS, FORT RED/S C in two lines in exergue, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Rome. A.D. 117
Reference:– BMCRE 1111. Cohen 751 var. (cuirassed). RIC II 541a var. (cuirassed).

Quite a scarce coin.
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC -37 viewsObv:- IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, heroically nude bust right, drapery on left shoulder, baldric strap around back of neck and across chest
Rev:-P M TR P COS II, FORT RED in exergue, Fortuna Redux, veiled, seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 118
Reference:– RIC - (cf. RIC 41, but unlisted with this bust type)

Ex Harlan Berk. Ex- BeastCoins Hadrian collection.
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC -49 viewsObv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right with slight drapery on far shoulder (Legend reversed as AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS)
Rev:- COS III, Victory standing right holding wreath and palm (Legend reversed as III COS)
Minted in Eastern Mint. A.D. 129-131
Reference:– BMCRE -. Strack -. RIC -. RSC -. Apparently unpublished.

Strack knew just three Eastern denarii with this transposed obv. legend, including one with a Minerva standing rev. type in the Trau coll., Strack's pl. XVIII, *18. Curtis Clay has another example with this obverse with the Minerva type. This would appear to be a fifth specimen from this obverse die but with a new reverse type.

Additional information on this coin from Curtis Clay:-
"Interesting. Apparently a new rev. type on the Eastern denarii, of uncertain origin.

That's admittedly a fairly standard Victory advancing right rev. type, but I find no such type on any denarius of Hadrian from the mint of Rome, nor on his Asian cistophori.

A similar type does occur on Hadrian's silver quinarii, and on a rather scarce denarius of Trajan struck in 112 but these seem unlikely sources for a type on Hadrian's Eastern denarii.

Moreover on the Roman coins Victory grasps the stem of the palm over her shoulder in her left fist, thumb upwards, whereas on the Eastern denarius she palms the stem, holding it with her downwards pointing thumb while apparently keeping her fingers extended. I imagine that this detail may go back to the source copied, since it seems unlikely that the engraver changed it on his own whim."
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC -79 viewsObv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate bust right
Rev:- COS III, Genius, draped at waist, standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, no altar
Minted in eastern mint.

Additional information from Curtis Clay:-

"I don't doubt the Genius coin is Eastern, though I don't find that obv. die among the many illustrated by Strack.

The letter forms are typical, for example P P at end of obv. legend tending to look like I I, and the slanting S of COS on the reverse. The slightly clumsy style of the types is also typical.

As you say,the Roman model showed an altar before the Genius. Eastern specimens are known accurately copying that type, with altar, Strack *31. ....... Yours is a new variant, with altar omitted. "
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC 01016 viewsObv:- IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, Laureate bust right with light drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS / FORT RED, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Rome Mint.A.D. 117. Group II.
Reference:- RIC 10, BMC 22-23
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044 - Hadrian Sestertius - RIC 541a18 viewsSestertius
Obv:- IMP CAES DIVI TRA PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- PONT MAX TR POT COS / FORT RED / S C, Fortuna,seated left, holding rudder and cornucopa.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 117
Reference:- RIC 541a, Cohen 751. BMCre 1110
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047. Hadrian.44 viewsDenarius, ca 124 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG / Laureate bust of Hadrian.
Reverse: P M TR P COS III / Hadrian standing, holding rudder on globe, and a spear.
3.38 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #110; Sear #3528.
1 commentsCallimachus
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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 18813 viewsObv:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIII, laureate head right
Rev:- COS IIII, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Rome. A.D. 149-150
Reference(s) – RIC 188; RSC 264
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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 22213 viewsObv:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate head right
Rev:- COS IIII, Fortuna standing right, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Minted in Rome. A.D. 152-153
Reference(s) – RIC 222, RSC 270, BMC 790
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048 - Antoninus Pius dupondius - RIC 99092 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXI, Radiate head facing right
Rev:– FORTVNA OBSEQVENS COS IIII / S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Mint – Rome
Date Minted – A.D. 157 - 158
Reference RIC 990 (Scarce)
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 078a, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna seated left,178 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 078a, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VIII, Laurate bust right.
revers:- FORTVNAE-R-EDVCI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia, wheel under seat.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-197A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-I-078a, p-, RSC-188, BMCRE-V-161
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 115A, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, Scarce !218 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 115A, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, Scarce !
avers: L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-X, Laurate bust right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-V-COS-II-P-P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,49g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 197-198 A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-I-115A, p-104, RSC-, Scarce !
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH, 118 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- INDVLGEN-TIA-AVG-G, The Dea Caelestis, wearing elaborate headdress, looking right, riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, below, water gushing from rocks at left.
exe: -/-//INCARTH, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 203-04 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-266, p-125, C-222, BMCRE-335,
Q-001
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 477, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, Scarce!178 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 477, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, Scarce!
avers:- L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VII-I, laureate head right
revers:- FORT-R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18mm, weight:2,61g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 195-7 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-477, p-155, C-, Scarce!
Q-001
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 479, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, FORTA REDVC, Fortuna seated left, 89 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 479, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, FORTA REDVC, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- L-SEPT-SEV-PERT-AVG-IMP-VIII, laureate head right
revers:- FORTA-R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
exe:-/-//--, diameter:18mm, weight:3,62g, axis: 11h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 195-7 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-479, p-155, C-170,
Q-001
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,64 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,
avers: AY Λ CЄΠTI CЄVHPOC, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,0mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.38.27.,
Q-001
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.16, AE-16, Tyche,62 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.16, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV•K•Λ•C-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-IC, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.16, PB-1598var, HM-999,
Q-001
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.21, AE-16, Tyche,61 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.21, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV-K-Λ.-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-ICTP, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.21, PB-1398, HM-999,
Q-001
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.22, AE-16, Tyche,67 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.22, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-ICTP, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing right, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,75g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.22, PB-1398, HM-999,
Q-001
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05. Philip III.85 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
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1236Hadrian_RIC360.jpg
050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna28 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III, in Ex.FORT RED
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #166 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left holding cornucopiae and leaning on rudder set on globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 553, RSC 58, BMC 27, Sear-6584,
Q-001
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Julia-Domna_AR-Den_IVLIA-AVGVSTA_SAECVLI-FELICITAS_Roma-RIC-577_RSC-174_200-AD_Q-001_0h_19,5mm_2,50g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #165 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #1
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 2,50g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-,RSC-174, BMC 75,
Q-001
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #299 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #2
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing peaked head-dress, standing right with left foot on prow, nursing infant Horus at her breast, altar at left against which rests a rudder.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-170, C-174,
Q-002
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,141 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,
avers: IOYΛIA CEBAC, Draped bust right.
reverse: CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Saitta, date: 193-217 A.D., ref: Leypold I, 1163, Lindgren III 511,
Q-001
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.17.52.02., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTPON, Basket with fruits, #162 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.17.52.02., AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTPON, Basket with fruits, #1
avers: IOVΛ ΔO CEBACTH, Draped bust right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTPON, Basket with fruits.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 170-217 A.D.,
ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HrHJ (2012) 08.17.52.02.,
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Phrygia, Philomelion, BMC 14, AE-22, Tyche standing left,98 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Phrygia, Philomelion, BMC 14, AE-22, Tyche standing left,
avers:- IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, Draped bust right .
revers:- ΦIΛOMHΛ EΠI AΔΡIANOY, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,30g, axis:6 h,
mint: Phrygia, Philomelion, date: 170-217 A.D., ref: BMC 14; Sear GIC 2416.
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050var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Fortuna Eastern mint??20 viewsReference.
cf RIC 211d; Str.*26var

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Lauderate head right.

Rev: COS III PP In ex FORT RED
Fortuna seated left holding rudder on Globe and cornucopiae

3.35 gr
15 mm
6h
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51b.jpg
051b Macrinus. AE26 10.4gm11 viewsobv: laur. drp. and cuir.bust r.
rev: Tyche std. r. holding rudder and cornucopia
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche, Assarion,70 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche, Assarion,
avers:- Μ-ΑΥΡΗ;-dot-ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC-ΑΥΓΟΥC, laureate head of the younger Caracalla right.
revers:- ΝΙΚΑΙ-ΕΩN, Tyche, wearing polos, standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 6,62g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 198-210 AD., ref: cf. Waddington, Rec. Gen. 456, 455 ; Weiser - .,
Q-001
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-23, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche standing left, Assarion,61 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-23, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche standing left, Assarion,
avers:- ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC-ΑΥΓΟΥCTOC, laureate head of the Caracalla left.
revers:- ΝΙΚΑΙ-ΕΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23,5-24mm, weight: 6,41g, axis: 8h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 198-210 AD., ref: cf. Waddington, Rec. Gen. 456,
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-27, Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,
avers:- AY.K.M.AY-ANTΩNINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.(avers type HHJ 8.18.10.5)
revers:- VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-(ΠPOCICTP in ex.), Zeus, in himation, seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting with left hand on sceptre.
exe: -/-//ΠPOCICTP, diameter: 27mm, weight: 10,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Aurelius Gallus (201-203 A.D.), date: 201-203 A.D., Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 8.18.01.01,
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ps: " a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012):
rev. No. 8.18.1.1 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.5 corr. (Hermes, writes ANTWNEINo)
unpublished?" by Jochen thank you Jochen.
Nikopolis Addenda II, # 117,
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.48. ???, AE-17, 8 pointed star in crescent,62 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.48. ???, AE-17, 8 pointed star in crescent,
avers:- AVP-M-A-ANTΩNIN, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICT, 8 pointed star in crescent.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 2h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-8.18.48.???, p-221-or -222,
Q-001

"I have added your coin to Nikopolis Addenda III under:
A new rev. for Caracalla
Caracalla, AD 198-217
AE 18, 3.83g, 17.5mm, 60°
obv. AV K M A - ANTWNIN
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT
Crescent with 8-pointed star in the cavity
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.18.48.2 var. (has ICTRO)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.53.4
coll. quadrans, Forum Ancient Coins
AV K M A - ANTWNIN with "laureate head r." is a rare obv."
by Jochen Thank you Jochen
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, Rare! #189 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche standing left, Rare! #1
avers: •M•AV•AN TωNЄIN, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
reverse: AΔPIA•AP X•ΠOTЄITO/V, Tyche in a long robe and with Kalathos standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 5,52g, axis:6h,
mint: Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Magistrate Poteitos., date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: BMC 4 (? Radiate !), SNG Cop 407(? Radiate!).
Q-001
Ex: "Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE), Auction 22, Lot-1283, 24.05.2007"
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Serdica, Varbanov III. 2189, AE-28, OYΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC, Asklepios standing front, #1124 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Serdica, Varbanov III. 2189, AE-28, OYΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC, Asklepios standing front, #1
avers:- AYT K M AVP CEY ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right (Ve).
revers:- OYΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 17,71g, axis:7h,
mint: Thrace, Serdica, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov(Engl.,2007) III. 2189 (Ve),
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 075, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left,160 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 075, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- P-SEPT-GETA-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- FORT-RED-TR-P-III-COS-II, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel below seat.
exe: , diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,47g, axis:- 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 211 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-075-p-324, C-51,
Q-001
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053. 2'nd Jewish (bar Kokhba) Revolt.16 viewsZuz (denarius), attributed to Year 3 (134-35 AD).
Obverse: (Shim'on) / Bunch of Grapes.
Reverse: (For the Freedom of Jerusalem) / Lyre with three strings.
3.19 gm., 18.5 mm.
Mildenberg #205.19 (this coin); Hendin #734.

This coin likely started out as a denarius of one of the Roman emperors between Vespasian and Hadrian. Many coins of the Second Jewish Revolt show traces of the earlier Roman coin. This coin is no exception, and traces of the previous coin can be seen on the obverse in and around the bunch of grapes.

The bunch of grapes on the obverse is an ancient symbol of blessing and fertility. As such it occasionally appears on ancient coins of other areas besides this series. Given the messianic nature of the Bar Kokhba revolt, the bunch of grapes takes on added significance because in Jewish prophetic literature, grapes (and the vine or vineyard) are often symbolic of the restoration of Israel, or even symbolic of Israel itself.

The lyre on the reverse is associated with temple worship, as are trumpets, which are also found on coins of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. King David is mentioned as playing a lyre, and there are numerous Biblical references to praising the Lord with the lyre and trumpets. (The word "kinnor," sometimes translated as "harp," is really a type of lyre.) Even today the lyre is an important Jewish symbol and the state of Israel has chosen to portray it on the half New Israeli Sheqel coin.
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53a.jpg
053a Elagabalus. AR denarius23 viewsobv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG laur. drp. bust r.
rev: PM TR P II COS II PP fortuna seated l. holding rudder on globe and
ornucopiae. wheel under seat
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Juliopolis, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!133 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Juliopolis, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!
avers:- Π CЄΠ ΓЄTAC K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- IOVΛIO Π OΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-28,0mm, weight: 13,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Bithynia, Juliopolis, date: 198-209 A.D.,
ref: in "ISEGRIM" (thank you "shanxi")
1. 24.13mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7
2. 21mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29 COLL WIEN
Q-001
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-26, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche,63 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-26, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche,
avers:- ..ΠΤΙΜ-dot-ΓETΑC-dot-KΑI, Laureate head of the younger Geta right. Behind the bust countersign.
revers:- ΝΙΚΑ-ΙΕΩN, Tyche, wearing polos, standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 10,01g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 209-211 A.D., ref: ,
Q-001
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056 - Crispina AE Sestertius - RIC 669119 viewsObv:– CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:– LAETITIA, Laetitia standing facing, head left, holding wreath in right hand and rudder set on globe in left hand, S C
Minted in Rome A.D. 180 - 183
Reference RIC 669
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056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #186 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #1
avers:-IMP-ANTONINVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:-LAETITIA-PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:21-23mm, weight:3,86g, axis: -h,
mint: Rome, date: 218 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-94, p-35, C-72,
Q-001
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056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #266 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #2
avers:-IMP-ANTONINVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:-LAETITIA-PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:20-21mm, weight: 4,36g, axis: -h,
mint: Rome, date: 218 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-94, p-35, C-72,
Q-002
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056/4 Subgroup 85 & 86A AE Triens60 viewsAnonymous. Ae Triens. Apulia. 212-208 BC. (9.08 g, 23.72 g) Obv: Helmeted head of Minerva right, four pellets above. Rev: ROMA, prow right, four pellets below.

Originally defined as Crawford 56/4, this type of Triens have been assigned to subgroup 85 & 86A. This is a Q or H triens, that is missing the Q or H. Andrew McCabe gives the subgroup the number F1 which has the following characteristics:

"Mint: Apulia. Second Punic war. Related to RRC 85 H, and RRC 86 anchor and Q. Obverses are in high relief. The general style, for examples Janus, or Hercules’ truncation, or the regular reverse prow, is like RRC 86 anchor and Q. Reverses of Sextans and Quadrans have either regular, or Luceria style, prows with a club in an elevated fighting platform. On regular reverses, the top and central keel lines join half way across prow. Flans are thin and broad akin to late issues of Luceria. All denominations As through Sextans are known."

"The regular reverse prow is tall (height/width) with a fighting platform and deck structure elevated more than usual, and there is always a line extending either side of the deck structure. The keel-lines are also distinctive, with the middle of the three lines always converging with the top line half way across the prow... These specific design features – especially the middle keel line converging with the upper line half way across the prow – are identical with and typical of the RRC 86A Q series from Apulia58... The obverses of all denominations are in high relief, and show high quality engraving."

"So a close geographic and timing link between the Anchor Q, H, L, L-T, CA and P coins can be posited. These coins are certainly a second Punic war issue from Apulia. It remains open for discussion which city minted these group F1 coins, presumably alongside the RRC 85 and RRC 86 issues."

This is one out of six specimens: "F1 Triens: 6 coins, mean 9.4 grams, heaviest 10.5 grams".

All quotes are from the work of Andrew McCabe.

Link to thread at Forvm Ancient Coins: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=90604.0

On this topic at Andrew McCabe's homepage: http://andrewmccabe.ancients.info/RRC056.html

I would strongly recommend anyone who wants to learn more about Roman Republican coins to give Andrew McCabe's homepage a visit.


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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.35 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
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061 Iulia Maesa ( ?-223 A.D.), RIC IV-II 261, Rome, AR-Denarius, LAETITIA PVBL, Pudicitia seated left, #190 views061 Iulia Maesa ( ?-223 A.D.), RIC IV-II 261, Rome, AR-Denarius, LAETITIA PVBL, Pudicitia seated left, #1
avers: IVLIA MAESA AVG, Draped bust right.
reverse: LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and rudder on a globe in left hand behind.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 218-222 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 261 (Elagab), p-, ,
Q-001
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0617 Hadrian AS Roma 121-22 AD Fortuna22 viewsReference
RIC 617; C 748; Strack 570

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. P M TR P - COS III, in ex. FORT RED / S C.
Fortuna seated l., holding rudder and cornucopiae

10.38 gr
27 mm
6h
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062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Macedonia, Edessa, AE-24, Varb. 3648, EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left, Very Rare !100 views062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Macedonia, Edessa, AE-24, Varb. 3648, EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left, Very Rare !
avers:- AY K M A CE AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Nike and parazonium, crowned by city-goddesss tanding left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23,7-24,5mm, weight:7,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Edessa, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Varb. 3648, Very Rare !
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063 - Clodius Albinus As - RIC 59 96 viewsAE As
Obv:– D CL SEPT ALB CAES, Bare headed head right
Rev:– FORT REDVCI COS II, Fortuna, seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194 - A.D. 195
Reference:– BMCRE 547 note. RIC 59 (Rare)

Additional information from Curtis Clay:-

"Same dies as J. Hirsch 24, 1909, Weber 1793, Cat. 327 in my Oxford thesis.
The Fortuna Redux type is common on Albinus' sestertii, but rare on his denarii (4 spec. in Reka Devnia hoard) and on his asses. In my thesis I catalogued just eight specimens of the As, from two rev. dies. One of the rev. dies has wheel under seat, the other, from which your coin was struck, omits the wheel. Further specimens have turned up since 1972, but no new rev. dies.
Ragged flan as often and some pitting, but really quite a presentable specimen, in my opinion! "
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064 - Septimius Severus AS - RIC 81046 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED P M TR P XIX COS III P P / S--C, Fortuna seated left ,holding rudder on globe, and cornucopiae: wheel under seat
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference:– Cohen 155. RIC 810 (Scarce)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O4 - RIC -28 viewsObv:–IMP CA L SE SEV PER AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– MART-I V-ICTORI, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy.
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 – A.D. 195
Reference:– cf. BMCRE 378 note. RIC 406b. RSC 324e. (all citing Cohen 324 - Kholl)

Another example of this odd set of obverse legends.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O4 - RIC -25 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AV COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-DVC, Fortuna, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -

2.81g, 18.68mm, 0o
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O9 - RIC -51 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -. BMCRE -. RSC -.

2.40g, 18.83mm, 0o

A very unusual obverse legend variant.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -50 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Mars standing right, resting on spear and shield
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -. RIN (Rivista Italiana di Nvmismatica Vol. XCVI (1994/1995)

2.72g. 17.78mm. 0o

Additional information from Curtis Clay:-
"Die match to example in British Museum, found at the site of a Roman villa in Kent, GB, in 1952. The same obv. die also occurs with the types MONETA AVG and LEG III IT AVG TR P COS.
Bickford-Smith recorded three other specimens, of which I also have plaster casts: his own coll. (probably now in BM), Klosterneuburg, and U.S. private collection. On these the rev. legend apparently ends COS rather than COS II.
This type was clearly struck in 194, when Septimius was TR P II and IMP III or IIII, so TR P IIII IMP II in the rev. legend is an error, the origin of which is obvious: the type is a rote copy of the identical type and legend on denarii of Lucius Verus of 164, Cohen 228-9. The titles apply to Lucius in 164, not Septimius in 194!"
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -33 viewsObv:–IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides standing right holding basket of fruit and corn ears
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Ref:– BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC -. (Not listed with Fides right)

2.72g. 17.10mm. 0o

Additional information from Curtis Clay “Not previously known for Septimius Severus but a reverse die match with a Julia Domna in Vienna”
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -35 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC -. RSC-. BMC W Page 108 * (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT though the BMC coin is decribed as PERTE)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -33 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG II C, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVAE(sic) REDVCI, Moneta/Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 193
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC -.

2.99g, 17.53mm, 180o

Additional comments from Curtis Clay - "This combination of the FORTVNAE REDVCI legend with a type of Aequitas is reported on a denarius of Pescennius Niger by Cohen 25 (in a private collection), but does not seem to have been attested before for either Septimius Severus or Julia Domna, at least I can't find any such coin in BMC or RSC."
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -23 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, laureate head right
Rev:– PAR AR AD TR P VI COS II P P, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 198
References:– BMCRE -. RIC -, RSC -

Additional information from Curtis Clay:-
"The Mars type: R. Mowat, Revue Num. 1901, p. 469, no. 1, in his coll., with engraving. Apparently overlooked by Mattingly in RIC and BMC.

Looks like yours might be from the same rev. die as his, but a different obv. die."
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -39 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP II COS, Mars standing right, resting on spear and shield
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -. cf. RIN (Rivista Italiana di Nvmismatica Vol. XCVI (1994/1995)

2.59g. 18.71mm. 0o

Additional information courtesy of Curtis Clay:-

"Bickford-Smith recorded three other specimens, of which I also have plaster casts: his own coll. (probably now in BM), Klosterneuburg, and U.S. private collection. On these the rev. legend apparently ends COS rather than COS II.
This type was clearly struck in 194, when Septimius was TR P II and IMP III or IIII, so TR P IIII IMP II in the rev. legend is an error, the origin of which is obvious: the type is a rote copy of the identical type and legend on denarii of Lucius Verus of 164, Cohen 228-9. The titles apply to Lucius in 164, not Septimius in 194!"
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -17 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNE (sic) RDVCI (sic), Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC -.

This reverse type not listed in any major references for this issue.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -31 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP II COS, Mars standing right, resting on spear and shield
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -. cf. RIN (Rivista Italiana di Nvmismatica Vol. XCVI (1994/1995)

Additional information courtesy of Curtis Clay:-

"Bickford-Smith recorded three other specimens, of which I also have plaster casts: his own coll. (probably now in BM), Klosterneuburg, and U.S. private collection. On these the rev. legend apparently ends COS rather than COS II.
This type was clearly struck in 194, when Septimius was TR P II and IMP III or IIII, so TR P IIII IMP II in the rev. legend is an error, the origin of which is obvious: the type is a rote copy of the identical type and legend on denarii of Lucius Verus of 164, Cohen 228-9. The titles apply to Lucius in 164, not Septimius in 194!"
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -23 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNAE REDVC, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, Late A.D. 193
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -.

3.05g, 18.20mm, 0o
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -16 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVA (sic) REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC -.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -45 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– VICT AVG TR P II COS II P P, Victory walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC 690b (citing Gnecchi Coll., Rome)

Additional information courtesy of Curtis Clay:-
"I know a couple of other specimens too, BM probably has one from me and I may have another in my new collection.

Still very rare and interesting, IMP II generally rare on Rome-mint denarii, a muled obv.-rev. combination because COS II means after 1 Jan. 194, but the medallions prove that Septimius' IMP III must have already been known in Rome by about 25 Dec. 193."
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -28 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTA REDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 196 – 197
References:– RIC 479, RSC 170, BMCRE 442 Note. All citing Cohen 170 (Elberling Coll.)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -17 viewsObv:- IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:- VENER AVG, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Eastern COS II mint (RIC - Emesa). A.D. 193 - 195
References:- BMCRE -. RSC - RIC -.

This reverse type should come with VICTOR AVG or VICT AVG. VENER VICT and variations (VICTR, VICTOR etc.) turn up on Venus types of Domna, which we so rarely seen muled with obverses of Septimius Severus but I have never seen this odd mixing.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -16 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SE-V PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTN (sic) R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– RIC -. RSC -. BMCRE -.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -16 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERET for PERT)

Lamination issue that has left a lump of silver missing on the portrait.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -21 viewsObv:– IMP CE L . SEP SE-V PERT AVG . CO, laureate head right
Rev:– FOTVNA-E (sic) R-EDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -

Possibly only fifth example known. Other examples - BM ex Bickford-Smith and Curtis Clay coll., Vienna, formerly Barry Murphy coll., Triton VI lot (M. Melcher coll.), Doug Smith, all same die pair
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -21 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG II COS, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNAE REDVCI II COS, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, 194 - 195 A.D.
References:– RIC -. RSC -. BMC -.

A very rare obverse legend variety, combined with a rare reverse legend variety.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -21 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-EVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERET for PERT)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -8 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC W Page 108 -. RIC -. RSC -
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -11 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-EVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERET for PERT)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -6 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC -. RSC-. BMC W Page 108 * (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT though the BMC coin is decribed as PERTE)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -10 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R AVG, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -9 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEVER PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev– FORTA EDVC or FORT REDVC (R corrected from A), Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE ???. RIC IV ??? (??). RSC ??(Ł?)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 08422 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia and rudder on globe
Minted in Rome, A.D. 196-197
References:- VM 104/2, RIC 84, RSC 424
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 11022 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNAE AVGG, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel under seat
Minted in Rome. A.D. 198
Reference:– RIC 110. RSC 198.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 13617 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P VII COS II P P, Fortuna standing front, head right, holding a cornucopiae and rudder: prow left
Minted in Rome, A.D. 199 - 200
References:– VM 108/1, RIC 136 (Common), RSC 452
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 26642 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis, goddess of Carthage, with elaborate headdress, looking front, riding right on springing lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, water gushing from rocks at left below
Minted in Rome, A.D. 203
References:– RIC 266 (Common), RCV02 6285, RSC222
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 26620 viewsObv:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust right
Rev:- INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis, goddess of Carthage, with elaborate headdress, looking front, riding right on springing lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, water gushing from rocks at left below
Minted in Rome, A.D. 203
Reference:– RIC 266. RSC 222.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 26626 viewsObv:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust right
Rev:- INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis, goddess of Carthage, with elaborate headdress, looking front, riding right on springing lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, water gushing from rocks at left below
Minted in Rome, A.D. 203
Reference:– RIC 266. RSC 222.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 33713 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV-N REDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– RIC 377. RSC 174a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 366b26 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev: – BONAE SPEI, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 366b (Rated Scarce)
0 degrees. 3.46 gms.

E of BONAE missing the middle bar. Two pellets apparent at end of reverse legend.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 376B18 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L CEP(sic) SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195
Reference(s) – BMCRE - (Noted as variant of 352 in footnotes). RIC 376B (Rated Scarce). All citing RD paragraph 55, page 44, no. 205
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 37729 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVN R-EDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 377 (Scarce), RSC 174a
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 3.43g
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 37718 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVN R-EDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 377 (Scarce), RSC 174a
Die axis 180 degrees. Weight 3.47g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 37722 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV-N REDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 377 (Scarce), RSC 174a
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 3.17g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 3779 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVN R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– RIC 377. RSC 174a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 377 var17 views064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 377 var
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV-N REDVS, Fortuna with modius on head, standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 377 var (unlisted with this reverse legend error)
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 3.32g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 37910 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT-V-N REDVC, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 379 (Scarce), RSC 173a
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 2.71g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 37924 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV-N R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 379 (Scarce), RSC 173a
Die axis 180 degrees. Weight 2.89g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 38118 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNA REDVCI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– BMCRE W354 note. RIC 381 (Scarce), RSC 185a

2.98g, 18.70mm, 0o
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 412 corr19 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MONETA .. AVG, Moneta seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 412 corr., RSC -

RIC 412 is noted as MONETA II AVG which is an odd legend. I have three examples of this reverse die (two of Severus and one of Domna) that show that this legend is in fact MONETA .. AVG where the two dots have been misread as II.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 412 corr23 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MONETA .. AVG, Moneta seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 412 corr., RSC -

RIC 412 is noted as MONETA II AVG which is an odd legend. I have three examples of this reverse die (two of Severus and one of Domna) that show that this legend is in fact MONETA .. AVG where the two dots have been misread as II.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 417 var.18 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SE-V PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right (Long head portrait)
Rev:– [S]AECVI CE [LIC]IT,Crescent and seven stars (Supposed to be SAECVL FELICIT)
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference(s) – RIC IV 417 var (Odd legend variation)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 431a19 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVTE AVG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, inverted spear in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– BMCRE W404 (plate 17.12, same reverse die and quite possibly the same obverse die). RIC 431a (Rated Rare, citing RD, p 106). RSC 771a.
RD contained 1 specimen.

BMCRE notes that the obverse legend break is unknown due to missing middle of legend and the RD coin is noted as having the right hand of the obverse legend missing.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 440 corr.22 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RDEVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE P. 106 (a) listed var.. RIC IV 440 corr. (440 is IMP I in error it is in fact IMP I-I as this coin but with second I off flan). RSC 153d corr. All citing RD p. 105.

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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 440 corr.14 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE P. 106 (a) listed var.. RIC IV 440 corr. (440 is IMP I in error it is in fact IMP I-I as this coin but with second I off flan). RSC 153d corr. All citing RD p. 105.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.36 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC - (448 var.). BMCRE -. RSC -.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.27 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 448 var (Scarce), RSC 160b

Obverse and reverse die match to my other specimen
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.5 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 448 var (Scarce), RSC 160b

Obverse and reverse die match to my other specimen
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.6 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC - (448 var.). BMCRE -. RSC -.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.8 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC W429 var (seems to be same obverse die but different reverse legend break cf FORT R-EDVC). RIC 448 var (448 listed for PERT and PERTE)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47070 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VI-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 195 - 196
References:– BMC W438, RIC 470 (Scarce), RSC 165
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47725 viewsObv:– L S[EP S]EV PERT AVG IMP VI-[II], Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 477 (Scarce, citing Cohen 164 (Paris)). BMCRE page 111 also citing C. 164.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4778 viewsObv:– L S[EP S]EV PERT AVG IMP VI-[II], Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 477 (Scarce, citing Cohen 164 (Paris)). BMCRE page 111 also citing C. 164.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47820 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference(s) – BMC W438. RIC 478 (S). RSC 166.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47818 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference(s) – BMC W438. RIC 478 (S). RSC 166.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4789 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VI-II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 195 - 196
References:– BMC W438. RIC 478 (S). RSC 166
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47915 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTA R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference:– BMC W442 note (citing Cohen). RIC 479 (citing Cohen). RSC 170 (Cohen 170, Elberling Coll.). RD (1 example)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 48347 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– MINER VICTRIC, Minerva standing left resting right hand on shield, holding spear in left hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:- BMCRE ?. RSC 328. RIC 483 (S).

Additional information courtesy of Curtis Clay:-
"Oxford has a variant coin, obv. SEVER P - ERT...IMP VI - II rev. diff. break and dot at end, MINER - VICTR. Bought Baldwin, 1942, ex hoard, NC 1943, p. 99."
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 49335 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe in right hand, cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 197
References:– BMCRE 464. RIC 493 (Scarce), RSC 442
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 50928 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI VICTORI, Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield set on captive
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 – 202
References:– VM 80/1, RIC 509 (Common), RSC 321
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 50917 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI VICTORI, Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield set on captive
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 – 202
References:– VM 80/1, RIC 509 (Common), RSC 321
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064 - Septimius Severus Sestertius - RIC ??28 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII?, laureate head right /
Rev:– P M TR P III?? COS II P P, S - C, Fortuna seated left ,holding rudder on globe, and cornucopiae (no wheel)
Minted in Rome.
Not enough legends available to make a full attribution.

Weight 17.70g. 29.52mm.
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064 - Septimius Severus, AE17, Markianopolis, Homonia 41 viewsObv– AV K L CEVHPO, Laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– MARKIANOPOLITΩN, Homonia (Concordia) standing left with patera & cornucopiae
Minted in Markianopolis

This coin has been harshly cleaned back to the bare copper at one point and is now a reddish naturally toning copper
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064 - Septimius Severus, AE26, Markianopolis, Tyche 68 viewsObv:– AV K LCEP CEVHPOC, Laureate and draped bust right
Rev:– YI FAVCTINIA MAPKIANOPOLIT, Tyche (Fortuna) standing left holding cornucopia and rudder
Hristova/jekov 6.14.38.11 (lists VI FAVCTINIA-NOV) but NOV appears to be erroneous. The dies match on both obverse and reverse.
Not in Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1
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064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,85 views064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,
avers:- Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; L ROSC below; behind, lizard,
revers: - Maiden standing right, feeding snake holding itself erect before her, control symbol tortoise walking right on own ground line in left field, FABATI in exergue.
exerg: -/-//FABATI, diameter: 17,5-19,5 mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 64 B.C., ref: Crawford 412/1,,
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064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 105v., AE-19, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Three standards,65 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 105v., AE-19, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Three standards,
avers:- IOVΛIA-MAMAIA-AVΓ, Draped bust right.
revers:- NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards, two badges on the middle standard.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 3,88g, axis: 7h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: BMC-105v, SNG-Cop-514, SGI-3421,
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064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #190 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #1
avers: IOY MAMAIA CE, Draped bust right, wearing Stephane.
reverse: TABAΛEΩN around, EΡMOC below, River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Tabala, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Waddington 5305, Paris 1384.
Q-001
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - 607a23 viewsObv:– IVLIA DO-MNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– AEQVITAS II, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE Page 86. RIC IV 607a. RSC 3a.

BMCRE, RIC and RSC all refer to the same coin in Vienna which is queried as being plated.

Curtis provided this additional information however:-
"Bickford-Smith, Mint of Alexandria, unpublished typescript (1993), p. 91: four specimens known to him, in Vienna, Berlin, Basel, and Tbilisi.

BMC and RIC refer to the Vienna specimen, which they are wrong to classify as a plated hybrid: it is a regular, solid-silver coin."
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC -32 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– FORT AVG, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC -32 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– FORTVN RE-DVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Syria.
Reference:– BMCRE-. RIC IV -. RSC -.
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 57757 viewsObv:– IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:– SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Reverse Legend –
Minted in Rome
References:– RIC 577
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 62429 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– FORT-VN REDVC, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Syria.
Reference:– BMCRE p. 103 note citing Cohen 65 (Hamburger Coll.). RIC IV 624 (Rated scarce). RSC 65
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC unlisted17 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– FORTVN REDVCI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 193-196
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.
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065 - Julia Domna drachm - Syd 44118 viewsAR Drachm
Obv:– IOVLIA DOMNA CE, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– MHTPOPO KAICAPIAC, Tyche standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae
Minted in Cappadocia, Caesarea. ET E in exe. Year 5 = A.D. 196/197
Reference:– Syd 441.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 18919 viewsDenarius
Obv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev:- FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder; wheel before
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference– RIC 189, RSC 84, BMC 1
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 19534 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona, goddess of the corn harvest, seated l., holding corn ears over a modius (corn measure) and a cornucopiae
Minted in Rome. A.D. 212
Reference:– Van Meter 59/3. RIC 195. RCV02 6825. RSC 205.
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067 MAGNENTIUS33 viewsEMPEROR: Magnentius
DENOMINATION: AE2
OBVERSE: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left
REVERSE: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V
EXERGUE: RPLG
DATE: 350 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 5.20 g
RIC VIII 123
Bastien 169
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067c Gordian III. AE 2314 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG rad. drp. bust r.
rev: PM S COL VIM std. figure in middle of bull and lion
ex: ANII
AMNG I 177 / 240-241AD
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068 - Geta Ae AS - RIC 175a100 viewsAe AS
Obv:– P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder & cornucopia, wheel under chair, S C in ex
References:– RIC 175a
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 07620 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED TR P III COS II P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel beneath chair
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209 - 211
Reference:– BMC 421. Hill 1263. RIC 76. RSC 59.

Weight 3.46g. 20.28mm.
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 07612 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED TR P III COS II P P, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel beneath chair
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209 - 211
Reference:– BMC 421. Hill 1263. RIC 76. RSC 59. 5 examples in RD.
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08162 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RIC 81 (Scarce). RSC 200. 20 examples in RD.
maridvnvm
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08121 viewsDenarius
Obv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RD 20 ex. RIC 81 (S). RSC 200
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068 DECENTIUS21 viewsEMPEROR: Decentius
DENOMINATION: AE3
OBVERSE: DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories standing facing each other, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT V MVLT X on a column. S-V across fields
EXERGUE: RSLG
DATE: 350-353 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 4.99 g
RIC VIII Lyons 124
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07 02 Galba, RIC I 21130 viewsGalba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius. Rome mint. (18mm, 2.88 g, 6h). Obv: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS GEN HVMANI, Salus advancing left, foot on globe, holding patera over altar and carrying rudder. RIC I 211; RSC 238. CNG 264, lot 391.

According to the Roman Dictionary of Coins, this type alludes to Galba’s taking over revolt during Vindex’s revolt due to his high birth and political connections. The reverse inscription invokes the safety, health, and wellbeing of the human race.
Lucas H
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07 Galba RIC I 168 Clashed dies25 viewsGalba. AR Denarius. Rome Mint July 68- Jan. 69 A.D. (3.29g, 19.6m, 11h). Obv: IMP SER GALBA AVG, laureate head right. Rev: [SPQR/OB]/CS in three lines in oak-wreath. Reverse clashed dies. RIC I 168 (R). RSC 287a.

With complete obverse legends and a high relief portrait, the obverse is worn and the coin is on an oblong flan. The reason I added this to my collection is the reverse. I initially thought the reverse was an obverse brockage, which had been restruck. A more experienced collector pointed out it was produced by clashed dies. An interesting oddity.
Lucas H
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07. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.31 viewsTetradrachm, ca 315 - 310 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Boeotian shield at left, Σ. between the rungs of the throne.
17.24 gm., 26 mm.
P. #250; PROa #135.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Thereafter his son Kassander ruled until 297 BC, eventually taking the title of King in 305 BC. He was notorious for his cruelty, and in 311 BC he killed Alexander's widow and her young son. The silver coinage of Kassander's reign was all issued in the name of Alexander.
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07. Constantius II / 2 Victories.49 viewsAE 4, 341 - 348, Siscia mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius II.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / Two Victories facing, each holding palm banch and wreath.
Mint mark: ΔSIS; HR monogram between the two Victories.
1.12 gm., 15 mm.
RIC #191; LRBC #798; Sear #18063.
Callimachus
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070 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Genius-Fortunus standing Eastern mint28 viewsReference.
Strack *32;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Genius-Fortunus standing front, head to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left

3.51 gr
18 mm
6h
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 083a (Base metal)43 viewsObv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder placed on globe and cornucopiae
References:- RIC 83a but base metal
maridvnvm
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0717 THRACE, Perinthus. Sabina Hera standing20 viewsReference.
RPC III 717 corr. altar

Obv. СΑΒΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust right.

Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ
Hera standing left, holding sceptre and patera over lighted altar to left.

4.6 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Hera was the wife and older sister of Zeus. She was as goddess of women and marriage. Juno was her equivalent in Roman mythology.
okidoki
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 144, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #178 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 144, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #1
avers: IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel below throne.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22-24mm, weight: 4,96g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 243 A.D.(5th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-144, p-31, RSC-98,
Q-001
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0036bvar., Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left,93 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0036bvar., Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILI(LI)PPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Legend Error !!!.
revers:- LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 2nd and 3rd Issues, 2nd Officina date:244A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-036bvar., p-72, RSC 80var., Sear 2560var.,
Q-001
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0047, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, #170 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0047, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, feeding a snake rising from an altar from a patera, and holding a rudder.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,99g, axis:7h,
mint: Rome, date: 244 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-047, p-73, RSC-205, sear 2575,
Q-001
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #162 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #1
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 4,65g, axis: 5h,
mint: RIC: Rome - undated (AD 244-247), Eddy: Viminacium - undated (AD 246-247), ref: RIC-IV-III-051, p-, C-169,
Q-001
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #274 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #2
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 22-25mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: RIC: Rome - undated (AD 244-247), Eddy: Viminacium - undated (AD 246-247), ref: RIC-IV-III-051, p-, C-169,
Q-002
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #365 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0051, Rome (Viminacium), AR-Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, #3
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA AVG G, Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 0h,
mint: RIC: Rome - undated (AD 244-247), Eddy: Viminacium - undated (AD 246-247), ref: RIC-IV-III-051, p-, C-169,
Q-003
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #184 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, under seat, wheel, in exergue S C.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 25mm, weight: 13,93g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 174a, p-90, C-67,
Q-001
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0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum seen from rear


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
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075. Septimius Severus.9 viewsDenarius, 208 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG / Laureate bust of Severus.
Reverse: PM TR P XVI COS III P P / Salus seated, sacrificing out of a patera over altar, also holding a sceptre.
3.10 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #221

Salus is the goddess of Health, Safety, and Welfare -- appropriate for the year 208 when the Emperor and his family set off on an expedition to Britain. However, Severus never made it back from Britain -- he died at Eboracum (York) in 211.
Callimachus
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077 - Severus Alexander Denarius - RIC -28 viewsObv:- IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- LIBERTAS AVG, Aequitas, standing front, head left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left;
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 223.
Reference:– BMC -. RIC -. RSC -.

An oddity mixing the legend and deity.
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077 - Severus Alexander Denarius - RIC 268 var22 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAN AVG, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P II COS, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia; star to left
Minted in Antioch, Issue 3, A.D. 223
Reference(s) – RIC IV 268 var (obverse legend, normal legend is C). RSC 237 var (same)

RIC makes mention of a coin of the same type from the previous issue (Issue 2) being known with ALEXAN but I cannot find this in BMCRE. Another example but from a different die pair sold by CNG in 2009
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0796 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Annona standing21 viewsReference.
RIC 796

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP.
Bare head right.

Rev. ANNONA AVG, in field S C.
Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and rudder resting on ship, right.

11.32 gr.
27.00 mm
6h
okidoki
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08 - Hadrian Tetradrachm - Tyche13 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD)
Silver/Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt.
Struck Regnal Year 11 = 126 / 127 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia ?

25 x 24mm
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Damaged flan.
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08 - Hadrian Tetradrachm - Tyche24 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD)
Silver/Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt.
Struck Regnal Year 11 = 126 / 127 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.

25 x 24mm
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Damaged flan.
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08 01 Otho RIC I 483 viewsOtho. 15 Jan. to April 69 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 69 A.D. (3.27g, 18.9mm, 6h). Obv: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right. Obv: PAX ORBIS TERRARVM, Pax, draped, standing left, right holding branch, and left caduceus. RIC I 4, RCV 2156, RSC 3. Ex Warren Esty Personal Collection.

At 3 months, Otho had the shortest reign in the Year of the Four Emperors. During much of Nero’s reign, Otho administered Lusitania, and followed Galba when he marched on Rome. Upon Galba’s naming another as his successor to the throne, with some of the rankers of the Praetorian Guard, Otho staged a coup, had Galba murdered, and was declared Emperor.

THis is an odd reverse message for an emperor complicit in the murder of his one-time allie and predecessor Galba, while the legeons of Vitellius were Marching on Rome. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM "Peace on the Earth" is ironic given the civil war going on in Rome at the time.
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08. Constans / 2 Victories.48 viewsAE 4, 341 - 348, Siscia mint.
Obverse: CONSTANS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constans.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / Two Victories facing, each holding palm banch and wreath.
Mint mark: ASIS; HR monogram between the two Victories.
1.56 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #192; LRBC #799; Sear #18632.
Callimachus
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
Callimachus
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0805 Heraclius, 610-64144 viewsĆ follis, 31mm, 11.56g, F
Struck 613-614 at Constantinople, officina Δ
DD NN HERACLIUS ET HERA CONST PP A, Heraclius, bearded at left, and Heraclius Constantine, at right, both standing facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger, cross between their heads / Large M between ANNO and numeric regnal year, cross above and officina below.
Overstrike: a follis of Phocas with a portion of the obverse legend still present at 10 o'clock on the obv.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 805; MIB 159
Lawrence Woolslayer
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080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #01113 views080p Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Leypold I 1049, AE-27, Tetrastyle temple, #01
avers: ЄΡЄN ЄTΡOYCKIΛΛA, Draped bust right.
reverse: ЄΠ AΡTЄMA MAΓNHTΩN CIΠYΛOY CTΡ, Tetrastyle temple with open pediment, Tyche standing left within, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Magistrate Artema.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 7,95g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: Leypold I 1049, BMC 91, Paris 715
Q-001
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0813 Hadrian As Roma 134-38 AD hadrian & Fortuna 23 viewsReverence.
RIC 813; C792

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI / SC in exergue.
Hadrian, standing right, holding Roll and Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on
globe, clasping hands.

10.2 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
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0841 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Africa21 viewsReference.
RIC 841f; BMCRE 1712; Cohen 143; Strack 709

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev.AFRICA S C in ex.
Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, resting left arm on rock, holding scorpion in right hand and cornucopiae in left; basket of corn-ears front.

10.78 gr
27 mm
12h
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087 - Gordian denarius - RIC 11325 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev:– LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing facing with wreath & rudder.
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 113. RSC 120.
maridvnvm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 14344 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FORT REDVX, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel beneath
Minted in Rome. Fifth Issue
Reference:– Van Meter 14, RIC 143, RSC 97
Weight 4.46 gms
Dimensions 23.73mm
maridvnvm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 21041 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right seen from the rear
Rev:– FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 242 - 244
Reference:– Van Meter 14, RIC 210, RSC 98a
Weight 3.88 gms
Dimensions 21.51mm
maridvnvm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 21039 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right seen from the rear
Rev:– FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 242 - 244
Reference:– Van Meter 14, RIC 210, RSC 98a
Weight 3.88 gms
Dimensions 21.51mm
maridvnvm
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087 - Gordian III, Denarius - RIC 11318 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev:– LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing facing with wreath & rudder.
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 113. RSC 120.
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089 - Phillip I Antoninianus - RIC 036b25 viewsObv:– IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left, holding a wreath and a rudder
Minted in Rome. A.D. 244 - 247
Reference:– RIC 36b. RSC 80.
maridvnvm
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08a Domitian as Caesar RIC-108886 viewsAR Denarius, 3.14g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Vesta std. l., with Palladium and sceptre
RIC 1088 (R3). BMC p. 46 note. RSC 379. BNC -.
Ex Den of Antiquity (eBay), October 2012.

A very rare (4th known) left facing portrait of the common Vesta and Palladium reverse. It is listed in Cohen as 379 (citing lot 784 of the de Moustier Sale of 1872) , although the new RIC states it is unverified (?). The lone example cited by RIC is in G. Mazzini's Monete imperiali romane, vol. 1. Also, Curtis Clay has a specimen, same die pair as mine. Left facing portraits of Domitian are extremely rare, especially those as Caesar.

Worn but all the major devices are visible.

Thanks to Curtis Clay for additional attribution help!
David Atherton
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.117 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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0900 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Mauretania28 viewsReference.
RIC 900f; C. 69

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG MAVRETANIAE in Ex S C
Hadrian, togate, on left, standing right, holding roll in left hand and raising right to Mauretania, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing left, facing him, on right, sacrificing over altar in center with right hand and holding vexillum in left; bull? next to altar.

14.26 gr
27 mm
5h
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 572-II, Siscia, Sole Reign, FORTVNA RED, Fortuna left,128 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 572-II, Siscia, Sole Reign, FORTVNA RED, Fortuna left,
avers:- GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
revers:- FORTVNA RED, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and Cornucopiae, II in the right field.
exerg: -/II//--, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 3,23g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Siscia, date: 267-68 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 572-II, p-181, C-265-67, Göbl 1475 b.,
Q-001
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 572-S, Siscia, Sole Reign, FORTVNA RED, Fortuna left, #1135 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 572-S, Siscia, Sole Reign, FORTVNA RED, Fortuna left, #1
avers:- GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.,
revers:- FORTVNA RED, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and Cornucopiae, S in the right field.
exerg: -/S//--, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,93g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Siscia, date: 267-68 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 572-S, p-181, C-265-67, Göbl 1499 b.,
Q-001
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091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Anto ninianus, RIC V-I 025, Rome, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left,67 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Anto ninianus, RIC V-I 025, Rome, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left,
avers:- SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. VI in exergue.
exe: -/-//VI, diameter: 19-22 mm, weight: 3,02 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-025, p-194, C-92, Göbl-376dd,
Q-001
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096-097 AD - NERVA AE as - struck 97 AD199 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COSIII PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVSTI / S.C. (Fortuna standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae)
ref:RIC83, C.68
11.70gms
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096-098 AD - NERVA AE sestertius - struck 97 AD100 viewsobv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PMTRP COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 83, C.67 (5frcs)
23.16gms, 33mm
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096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD67 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a 60-year-old senator who became the first of the five good emperors. Following Domitian, he was the first of the emperors to select an heir rather than a blood relative.
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096-098 AD - NERVA restitution AE dupondius - struck 96-98 AD46 viewsobv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS
rev: IMP NERVA CAES AVG REST (rudder superimposed on globe)
ref: RIC 131 (Nerva), C.568 (15frcs)
Rare

Restitutions, or restored coins, is a name given to pieces of money copied from other pieces struck in the past. Nerva restored none of his predecessors’ coins except this to Augustus.
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 112-117 AD47 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS VI PP (laureate head right)
rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS (Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae), FORT RED below, S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 651, C.157(4frcs)
25.00gms, 33.5mm
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #1179 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: (IMP C )POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,20g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), RSC-20a (Postumus),
Q-001
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2119 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: IMP C POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), RSC-20a (Postumus),
Q-002
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09c Domitian as Caesar- RIC 1494126 viewsAR Denarius, 2.81g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: COS IIII above; Pegasus r.
RIC 1494 (R2). BMC 488 bis. RSC 47 var. RPC 1465 (1 spec.). BNC -.
Ex G&N, eBay, 27 August 2015.

An unknown eastern mint struck a spate of denarii in 76 which copied many contemporary types from Rome. Both RIC and RPC speculate it possibly could be Ephesus, citing a similar style with a previous Ephesian issue from 74 and the use of an annulet as a mint mark. The issue is extremely rare. This denarius copies the much more common Pegasus type struck at Rome for Domitian. Domitian's connection to this unusual type perhaps can be explained by Pegasus' association with Athena/Minerva, Domitian's patron goddess. These eastern denarii are understandably confused with the issues from Rome, however, they can be distinguished by style and the annulet (if visible) below the bust.

A fine styled, nicely toned denarius.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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0aa Caius Marius40 viewsC. Fundanius, moneyer
101-91 BC

Denarius

Helmeted head of Roma right, control-mark C behind

"Triumphator" (Marius) in quadriga right, holding laurel-branch and staff; a rider sits on near horse, holding laurel-branch, Q above, C FVNDAN in exergue

The reverse shows Marius as triumphator in the quadriga. He holds sceptre and laurel branch. On one of the horses rides his son. The children of the triumphator were - according to tradition - allowed to share the triumph of their father. The Q above refers to the office as quaestor the mintmaster held while minting these coins. FORVM Ancient Coins says of a similar piece, "The reverse refers to Marius triumph after victories over the Cimbri and Teutones. The rider on the near horse is Marius's son, at that time eight years old." Andrew McCabe comments, "The Triumphator on the Fundania denarius is usually taken to be Marius, with his young son on horseback. This would make it the first Roman coin to explicitly portray a living Roman politician. "

Seaby Fundania 1

Marius rose from common origins to become the First Man in Rome. Plutarch in his Life writes: There is a likeness of Marius in stone at Ravenna, in Gaul, which I myself saw quite corresponding with that roughness of character that is ascribed to him. Being naturally valiant and warlike, and more acquainted also with the discipline of the camp than of the city, he could not moderate his passion when in authority. . . . He was born of parents altogether obscure and indigent, who supported themselves by their daily labour; his father of the same name with himself, his mother called Fulcinia. He had spent a considerable part of his life before he saw and tasted the pleasures of the city; having passed previously in Cirrhaeaton, a village of the territory of Arpinum, a life, compared with city delicacies, rude and unrefined, yet temperate, and conformable to the ancient Roman severity. He first served as a soldier in the war against the Celtiberians, when Scipio Africanus besieged Numantia; where he signalized himself to his general by courage far above his comrades, and particularly by his cheerfully complying with Scipio's reformation of his army, being almost ruined by pleasures and luxury. It is stated, too, that he encountered and vanquished an enemy in single combat, in his general's sight. In consequence of all this he had several honours conferred upon him; and once when at an entertainment a question arose about commanders, and one of the company (whether really desirous to know, or only in complaisance) asked Scipio where the Romans, after him, should obtain such another general, Scipio, gently clapping Marius on the shoulder as he sat next him, replied, "Here, perhaps. . . ."

The consul Caecilius Metellus, being declared general in the war against Jugurtha in Africa took with him Marius for lieutenant; where, eager himself to do great deeds and services that would get him distinction, he did not, like others, consult Metellus's glory and the serving his interest, and attributing his honour of lieutenancy not to Metellus, but to fortune, which had presented him with a proper opportunity and theatre of great actions, he exerted his utmost courage. . . . Marius thus employed, and thus winning the affections of the soldiers, before long filled both Africa and Rome with his fame, and some, too, wrote home from the army that the war with Africa would never be brought to a conclusion unless they chose Caius Marius consul. . . .He was elected triumphantly, and at once proceeded to levy soldiers contrary both to law and custom, enlisting slaves and poor people; whereas former commanders never accepted of such, but bestowed arms, like other favours, as a matter of distinction, on persons who had the proper qualification, a man's property being thus a sort of security for his good behavior. . . .

[In Marius' fourth consulship,] The enemy dividing themselves into two parts, the Cimbri arranged to go against Catulus higher up through the country of the Norici, and to force that passage; the Teutones and Ambrones to march against Marius by the seaside through Liguria. . . . The Romans, pursuing them, slew and took prisoners above one hundred thousand, and possessing themselves of their spoil, tents, and carriages, voted all that was not purloined to Marius's share, which, though so magnificent a present, yet was generally thought less than his conduct deserved in so great a danger. . . . After the battle, Marius chose out from amongst the barbarians' spoils and arms those that were whole and handsome, and that would make the greatest show in his triumph; the rest he heaped upon a large pile, and offered a very splendid sacrifice. Whilst the army stood round about with their arms and garlands, himself attired (as the fashion is on such occasions) in the purple-bordered robe, and taking a lighted torch, and with both hands lifting it up towards heaven, he was then going to put it to the pile, when some friends were espied with all haste coming towards him on horseback. Upon which every one remained in silence and expectation. They, upon their coming up, leapt off and saluted Marius, bringing him the news of his fifth consulship, and delivered him letters to that effect. This gave the addition of no small joy to the solemnity; and while the soldiers clashed their arms and shouted, the officers again crowned Marius with a laurel wreath, and he thus set fire to the pile, and finished his sacrifice.
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0aa Defeat of Hannibal on Sicily, 222 BC11 viewsCn. Lentulus, moneyer
90-85 BC

Quinarius

Laureled head of Jupiter, right
Victory crowning trophy, CN LENT in ex

Seaby, Cornelia 51

Possibly a reference to this event: [Q. Fabius Maximus, afterwards called Cunctator] broke up his camp at Suessula and decided to begin by an attack on Arpi. . . . Now at last the enemy was roused; there was a lull in the storm and daylight was approaching. Hannibal's garrison in the city amounted to about 5000 men, and the citizens themselves had raised a force of 3000. These the Carthaginians put in front to meet the enemy, that there might be no attempt at treachery in their rear. The fighting began in the dark in the narrow streets, the Romans having occupied not only the streets near the gate but the houses also, that they might not be assailed from the roofs. Gradually as it grew light some of the citizen troops and some of the Romans recognised one another, and entered into conversation. The Roman soldiers asked what it was that the Arpinians wanted, what wrong had Rome done them, what good service had Carthage rendered them that they, Italians-bred and born, should fight against their old friends the Romans on behalf of foreigners and barbarians, and wish to make Italy a tributary province of Africa. The people of Arpi urged in their excuse that they knew nothing of what was going on, they had in fact been sold by their leaders to the Carthaginians, they had been victimised and enslaved by a small oligarchy. When a beginning had been once made the conversations became more and more general; at last the praetor of Arpi was conducted by his friends to the consul, and after they had given each other mutual assurances, surrounded by the troops under their standards, the citizens suddenly turned against the Carthaginians and fought for the Romans. A body of Spaniards also, numbering something less than a thousand, transferred their services to the consul upon the sole condition that the Carthaginian garrison should be allowed to depart uninjured. The gates were opened for them and they were dismissed, according to the stipulation, in perfect safety, and went to Hannibal at Salapia. Thus Arpi was restored to the Romans without the loss of a single life, except in the case of one man who had long ago been a traitor and had recently deserted. The Spaniards were ordered to receive double rations, and the republic availed itself on very many occasions of their courage and fidelity.

Livy, History of Rome, 24.46-47
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0ab Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix23 viewsL Manlivs, moneyer
82-72 BC

Denarius

Head of Roma, right, MANLI before, PRO Q behind
Sulla in walking quadriga, crowned by Victory, L SVLLA IM in ex.

Seaby, Manlia 4

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC – 78 BC) was a Roman general and conservative statesman. He had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice, as well as reviving the dictatorship. Sulla was awarded a grass crown, the most prestigious and rarest Roman military honor, during the Social War. He was the first man to lead an army to Rome to settle a political dispute, in this case with Marius. In late 81 BC, he stunned the world by resigning his near-absolute powers, restoring constitutional government. After seeing election to and holding a second consulship, he retired to private life and died shortly after.

As to the person, Plutarch wrote: LUCIUS Cornelius Sylla was descended of a patrician or noble family. . . . His general personal appearance may be known by his statues; only his blue, eyes, of themselves extremely keen and glaring, were rendered all the more forbidding and terrible by the complexion of his face, in which white was mixed with rough blotches of fiery red. . . . And when supreme master of all, he was often wont to muster together the most impudent players and stage-followers of the town, and to drink and bandy jests with them without regard to his age or the dignity of his place, and to the prejudice of important affairs that required his attention. When he was once at table, it was not in Sylla's nature to admit of anything that was serious, and whereas at other times he was a man of business and austere of countenance, he underwent all of a sudden, at his first entrance upon wine and good-fellowship, a total revolution, and was gentle and tractable with common singers and dancers, and ready to oblige any one that spoke with him. It seems to have been a sort of diseased result of this laxity that he was so prone to amorous pleasures, and yielded without resistance to any temptation of voluptuousness, from which even in his old age he could not refrain. He had a long attachment for Metrobius, a player. In his first amours, it happened that he made court to a common but rich lady, Nicopolis by name, and what by the air of his youth, and what by long intimacy, won so far on her affections, that she rather than he was the lover, and at her death she bequeathed him her whole property. He likewise inherited the estate of a step-mother who loved him as her own son. By these means he had pretty well advanced his fortunes. . . . In general he would seem to have been of a very irregular character, full of inconsistencies with himself much given to rapine, to prodigality yet more; in promoting or disgracing whom he pleased, alike unaccountable; cringing to those he stood in need of, and domineering over others who stood in need of him, so that it was hard to tell whether his nature had more in it of pride or of servility. As to his unequal distribution of punishments, as, for example, that upon slight grounds he would put to the torture, and again would bear patiently with the greatest wrongs; would readily forgive and he reconciled after the most heinous acts of enmity, and yet would visit small and inconsiderable offences with death and confiscation of goods; one might judge that in himself he was really of a violent and revengeful nature, which, however, he could qualify, upon reflection, for his interest.
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0sroes I., 109 - 129 AD45 viewsAE15, 3,50gr., 14,8mm;
Sellw. 80.12-15var., Shore 623;
mint: Seleukia, axis : 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop, and 4 ribbons; hair in side bun w/concentric curls, top bun off flan, mustache, long pointed beard; 2-layer necklace; traces of letters in left field; dotted border 4-11:30h;
rev.: goddess, right, w/turreted crown; large tuft of hair in the back; dotted border 7 - 10h;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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1) Julius Caesar24 viewsIMPERATORIAL ROME
Julius Caesar
AR Denarius (16mm, 2.97 g, 11h)
42 BC. Posthumous issue. Rome mint. L. Mussidius Longus, moneyer.

Laureate head right / Rudder, cornucopia on globe, winged caduceus, and flamen’s cap.

Crawford 494/39b; CRI 116; Sydenham 1096c; RSC 29. Fine, porous, bankers’ marks on obverse.

Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Stack’s (3 December 1996), lot 769.

Ex CNG
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1 commentsSosius
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1) Julius Caesar Mosaic49 viewsCreated this for the Ides of March COTD thread on March 15, 2013, so I thought I would add it to the gallery.
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1,5 Gani15 viewsGhiyath al-Din Tughluq(Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq) or (Giyaz ud din Tughlak)

1321–1325 CE

Weight: 4,18g
Length: 16mm
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1. Aeneas travels from Troy to Italy 47 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (24.15g, Ř 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C [left and right in field], Aeneas wearing a short tunic and cloac, advancing right, carrying Anchises on left shoulder and holding Ascanius by right hand. Anchises (veiled and draped) carries a box in left hand, Ascanius wears a short tunic and Phrygian cap and caries a pedum in left hand. RIC 627[R2], BMCRE 1292, Cohen 761; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali) 373 (4 specimens); Foss 57b.

This sestertius was issued in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome which was celebrated in A.D.147.
The scene depicts Aeneas leaving Ilium, as the Romans called Troy, with Ascanius and Anchises. According to Vergil (Aeneid, Book 2), Aeneas, the son of the goddess Venus and the Trojan Anchises, fled with some remnants of the inhabitants of Troy as it fell to the Greeks, taking with him his son, Ascanius, his elderly father, Anchises, and the Palladium, the ancient sacred statue of Athena. The Trojans eventually made their way west to resettle in Italy. There they intermarried with the local inhabitants and founded the town of Lavinium, and thereby became the nucleus of the future Roman people. One of the descendants of Aeneas' son Ascanius (known now as Iulus) was Rhea Silvia, mother of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. The mythological depictions on this coin reinforce the importance of Ilium, not only as the seedbed of the future Roman people, but also as the mother city of the future caput mundi.
Charles S
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1..Avantivarman 857-883 AD18 viewsAvantivarman 857-883 AD (1st ruler of Utpala dynasty)
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18/19mm (4.70gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Aadi' at right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar, with Nagari legend 'Deva' at right
Paul R3
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
Callimachus
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10. Elagabalus.22 viewsDenarius, 218 - 219 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: SALVS . ANTONINI . AVG / Salus standing, feeding snake held in her arms.
2.96 gm., 19 mm
RIC #140.

At this time in Roman history, people were already looking back to the reigns of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius as a Golden Age. Later emperors wanted to be associated with them, and to that end Septimius Severus adopted himself into the Antonine Dynasty. His son Caracalla assumed the name Antoninus as his official name, as did Elagabalus. The reverse of this coin pictures Salus, the goddess of good health and well-being. The legend expresses the wish, roughly translated, "Long live the Antonine Emperors."
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10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a1c1.01./27., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #01224 views10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a1c1.01./27., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Three long crosses in a circle of dots with dots in the middle and at the bottom, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,80 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-027, CNH I.-033, Unger-022,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.08./a1c1.01./27.,
Q-001
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10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #0165 views10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Three long crosses in a circle of dots with dots in the middle and at the bottom, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 0,79 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-027, CNH I.-033, Unger-022,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.08./a3.02./08.,
Q-001
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10.09. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.09./a1.02./03., H-028, CNH I.-034, U-023, #0199 views10.09. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.09./a1.02./03., H-028, CNH I.-034, U-023, #01
avers: +LADIꙄLAVꙄ RE, Long cross between two smaller ones with dots in the middle and at the bottom, small circles on each side of the large cross; border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle; line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 0,51 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-028, CNH I.-034, Unger-023,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.09./a1.02./03.,
Q-001
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10.09. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.09./a2.04./09., H-028, CNH I.-034, U-023, #01156 views10.09. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.09./a2.04./09., H-028, CNH I.-034, U-023, #01
avers: +LADIꙄLAVꙄ RE, Long cross between two smaller ones with dots in the middle and at the bottom, small circles on each side of the large cross; border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle; line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2mm, weight: 0,60 g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-028, CNH I.-034, Unger-023,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.09./a2.04./09.,
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1002 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 36 Octastyle temple13 viewsReference.
Waddington, RG pg. 241, 41; BMC Pontus -; SNG Copenhagen -; RPC III,cf 1002

Issue I. 4

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; in pediment, Globe

26.90 gr
36 mm
h
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1340_P_Hadrian_RPC1017.jpg
1017 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian, Octastyle temple and Prow10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1017; Rec 38; Rec. Gén. 41.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. KΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; figure in the pediment, below stairs forepart prow.

23.85 gr
34 mm
h
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1017 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian,Octastyle temple and Prow17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1017; Rec 38; Rec. Gén. 41.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. KΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; figure in the pediment, below stairs forepart prow.

22.76 gr
34 mm
h
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1020 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian, Octastyle temple11 viewsReference.
RPC III 1020 (no drapery); SNG von Aulock 289.

Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СЄΒ.
Radiate head right.

Rev: ΚΟΙ - ΝΟΝ / ΒЄΙΘΥΝΙΑС.
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; star in the pediment; below, prow right.

10.82 gr
25 mm
6h
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1020 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian, Octastyle temple40 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1020; SNG Von Aulock 289; BMC 25

Obv : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB
Radiate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.

Rev : KOI-NON BEIΘYNIAC
octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; star in the pediment; below, prow right

12.50 gr
26 mm
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina, Octastyle temple51 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
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1027B BITHYNIA. Caesarea Germanica. Hadrian Ae 25 Tyche standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, --;

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΙΑΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΗΣ.
Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder

10.45 gr
25 mm
2h
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104_Claudius-II_,_T-0085,_AE-Ant,_IMP_CLAVDIVS_P_F_AVG,_FORTVNAE_RED,_S,_RIC_V-I_151,_iss-3,_off-2,_Mediolanum,_270-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19-20,5mm,_3,70g-s.jpg
104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #1112 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0085 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNAE RED, -/-//S, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, (D2).
reverse: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 19,0-20,5 mm, weight: 3,70 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Mediolanum, iss-3, off-3, date: 269-270 A.D., ref: T-0085, RIC V-I 151,
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//SPQR, Fortuna standing left,65 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//SPQR, Fortuna standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-CLAVDIVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna2).
exerg: -/-//SPQR, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,84g, axes: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 269 A.D., ref: T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233,
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104. Antoninus Pius37 viewsAntoninus Pius

The long reign of the emperor Antoninus Pius is often described as a period of peace and quiet before the storm which followed and plagued his successor, Marcus Aurelius. In addition to the relative peacefulness, this emperor set the tone for a low-keyed imperial administration which differed markedly from those of his two immediate predecessors, Trajan and Hadrian. Antoninus managed to govern the empire capably and yet with such a gentle hand that he earned the respect, acclaim, and love of his subjects. Antoninus Pius died in March of A.D. 161, after giving the appropriate imperial watchword which so typified his reign, "equanimity". He was soon afterward deified by the Senate.

RI2. Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIIII, laureate head right / FELIC SAEC COS IIII, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & leaning on short column. RSC 361. RIC 309
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104a. Faustina Sr 26 viewsIn Roman mythology, Pietas was the goddess of duty to one's state, gods and family.

Pietas was also one of the Roman virtues, along with gravitas and dignitas. Pietas is usually translated as "duty" or "devotion," and it simultaneously suggests duty to the gods and duty to family (which is expanded to duty to the community and duty to the state thanks to the analogy between the family and the state, conventional in the ancient world – see, for example, Plato's Crito). Vergil's hero Aeneas embodies this virtue, and is particularly emblematic of it in book II of the Aeneid when he flees burning Troy bearing his father on his back and carrying his household gods.

Faustina Sr Ć As. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AETERNITAS, SC in field, Pietas standing left, by altar, right hand raised, holding incense box in left hand.

RIC 1161, Cohen 43, BMC 1558

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104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-, D-5411, LA//--, Tyche seated left, #166 views104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-, D-5411, LA//--, Tyche seated left, #1
avers: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: LA above, Tyche reclining left on draped and garlanded couch, holding the rudder in right hand.
exergue: LA//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 9,26g, axes: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 268-269 A.D., Year 1. LA., ref: Geissen-, Dattari-5411, Kapmann-Ganschow-104.14-p-328,
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105_B_C_,_L_Thorius_Balbus,_AR-den,_ISMR,_Head_of_Juno_Sospita_r_,_L_THORIVS_BALBVS,_Bull_r_,_K,_Cr_316-1,_Syd-598,_Thoria_1,_Sear_192,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5-20,5mm,_3,74g-s.jpg
105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1131 views105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1
avers: ISMR abbreviated legend behind the head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat-skin headdress.
reverse: L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, control letter "K" above.
exergue: -/-//L•THORIVS/BALBVS, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 105 B.C., ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 598, Sear 192, Thoria 1,
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105_Quintillus_AE-Ant_IMP-CM-AVR-CL-QVINTILLVS_AVG_FORTVNA_REDVX_Z-right_RIC-20_C-_Rome_270-AD__Q-001_6h_17,5-19,0mm_2,88g-s.jpg
105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1165, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D1, Fortuna standing left, #1148 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1165, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D1, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum (D1).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, Z in right field. (7th officina). (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/Z//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-7, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC-20, RIC-V-I-Temp-1165, Cohen 32; Sear 11441.
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1166, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #1108 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1166, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, Z in right field. (7th officina). (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/Z//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-7, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 20, RIC-Temp-1166,
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #1195 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP QVINTILLVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, (D2).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 4,41g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-1, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 83, RIC-Temp-1265,
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105_Quintillus,_T-1265,_AE-Ant,_IMP_QVINTILLVS_P_F_AVG,_FORTVNA_REDVX,_RIC_V-I_83,_Cyzicus,_iss-1,_off-1,_270-AD_,_Q-001,_0h,_21-22,5mm,_2,80g-s.jpg
105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #2115 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1265, RIC V-I 083, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//--, Bust-D2, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: IMP QVINTILLVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding the rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 2,80g, axis:0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-1, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 83, RIC-Temp-1265,
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105b. Lucius Verus17 viewsAequitas, also known as Aecetia, was the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Like Abundantia, she is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. She is also shown holding a balance, representing equity and fairness. During the Roman Empire, Aequitas was sometimes worshipped as a quality or aspect of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti.

Aequitas is the tattoo that one brother has on the film Boondock Saints. His brother has a tattoo of the word veritas. They represent, without surprise, justice/equality/balance/fairness and truth.

Aequitas is the source of the word equity, and also means "equality" or "justice".

Denarius. Rev. Aequitas stg. l. holding scales and cornucopiae. TR P VIII IMP V COS III. S-5363, RSC 32
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*T, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #165 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*T, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #1
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 2,01g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2141, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*S, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #163 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2141, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/-//*S, Fortuna seated left on wheel, #1
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*S, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, off-2, iss-5, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2141 (Estiot),
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