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0004 - Denarius Antoninus Pius/Lucius Verus 152-163 AC64 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI, laureate head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing l., holding globe and cornucopiae.

Ag, 17.9mm, 2.72g
Mint: Rome.
Obverse die from Antoninus Pius (152-3 AC, RIC III/p.53), reverse die from Lucius Verus (163 AC, RIC III/491). Either hybrid or ancient forgery.
ex-Lucernae (ebay)
1 commentsdafnis
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032 - Maximian (286-305 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 404, 407 (hybrid unlisted in RIC)44 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMIANUS AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding globe.
Rev: PAX AVGG, Minerva standing left, leaning on shield, holding olive branch and spear.
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe, * in left field) 292-294 AD.

This coin is a hybrid between RIC 404 (as above but without the * and C(?)) and 407 (with * and C) and not listed in RIC. However Bastien lists this coin (vol 7, nr 488) with five examples cited. Not a very pretty coin but somehow interesting anyway as it turned out. Thanks to Jochen and maridvnvm of the FORUM´s classical numismatics discussion board for the info.

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032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #0163 views032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #01
avers: ✠mOnЄT SIGISmVnDI, Patriarchal (short!) cross.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS VnGARIЄ ЄT C, Four-part shield, Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle. The reverse legend is the same as the Huszár-576, CNH-2-121A, Unger-449, Pohl-117,
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Onforio Bardi(?) (by Pohl), date: 1387-1389 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-575/576, CNH-2-120A/121, Unger-448/449, Pohl-116/117, Hybrid denar, Very Rare !!!
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadrans
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I Not in, Caracalla and Ellagabal (plated) fouree Antoninianus contemporary hybrid imitation,83 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I Not in, Caracalla and Ellagabal (plated) fouree Antoninianus contemporary hybrid imitation,
"It's a fourree, and it's a contemporary imitation."- by Robert Brenchley- many thanks
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Caracalla (198 - 217), Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 215? (Rome).
revers:- TEMPORVM-FELICITAS, Ellagaball (218 - 222), Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 219-220 (Rome).
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 5,02g, axis: -h,
mint: ???, date: ??? , ref: ???,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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064 - Septimius Severus, denarius, Ancient imitation?18 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

I will freely admit that I bought this coin hoping that it would be a scarce Laodicea type combined with a hybrid reverse of Pertinax. Having discussed the coin with Curtis Clay he is of the opinion that :-
"I think I would consider the coin to be an ancient imitation.
The style is not right for the IMP II series.
That exact rev. type of Pertinax is known on authentic Alexandrian denarii of SS, but there with the obv. legend is that of 193 (probably the coin BMC and RIC refer to as hybrid), and again the coin is in different style."

I am still happy with my purchase and it is still an interesting coin. Perhaps one day I will be able to find out some more about it.
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus, denarius, Ancient imitation? 8 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

I will freely admit that I bought this coin hoping that it would be a scarce Laodicea type combined with a hybrid reverse of Pertinax. Having discussed the coin with Curtis Clay he is of the opinion that :-
"I think I would consider the coin to be an ancient imitation.
The style is not right for the IMP II series.
That exact rev. type of Pertinax is known on authentic Alexandrian denarii of SS, but there with the obv. legend is that of 193 (probably the coin BMC and RIC refer to as hybrid), and again the coin is in different style."

I am still happy with my purchase and it is still an interesting coin. Perhaps one day I will be able to find out some more about it.
maridvnvm
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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."
maridvnvm
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 607a14 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– AEQVITAS II, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE Page 86. Queried. RIC IV 607a (This mint?) Rated R2. RSC 3a (Plated hybrid??)
maridvnvm
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC unlisted mule48 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG COS II, Roma, seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– RIC - (Unlisted Hybrid with reverse from Sept. Sev. 350I (which is R2))

This is possibly the third recorded specimen.
maridvnvm
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC unlisted mule52 viewsObv:– IVLA (sic) DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG COS II, Roma, seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear
Minted in Alexandria, A.D. 194
References:– RIC - (Unlisted Hybrid with reverse from Sept. Sev. 350I (which is R2))

A rare coin type.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 226, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, Scarce!, #169 views076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 226, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, Scarce!, #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, holding whip and raising right hand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-22 mm, weight: 4,34 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 246-47 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-226, RSC 6, Sear 2663, Scarce!
Q-001
Note: RIC questions whether this coin is from Antioch or if it is a hybrid from his father.
quadrans
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1001 Hadrian AS Roma 124-28 AD Hadrian bust39 viewsReference.
RIC 1001; C. 808; Strack C. Hybrid 56 pag. 221

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

11.62 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki
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16.22. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-23, CÁC I. 16.22./a1.?./?., H-073A, CNH I.-101-103(Hybrid), CP-16, U--, Rare!, #01346 views16.22. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), Cu-23, CÁC I. 16.22./a1.?./?., H-073A, CNH I.-101-103(Hybrid), CP-16, U--, Rare!, #01
avers: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, a similar legend in lines in a circle of dots, a border of dots. (Avers "legends" are C1-103, but the semi cufic legends in middle like C1-101)
reverse: Illegible Kufic legend-imitation, a similar legend in lines in a circle of dots, a border of dots. (with JOJ).(Revers are like C1-101)
exergue: -/-//JOJ, diameter: 22,5 mm, weight: 1,93g, axis: 8h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-073A, CNH I.-101-103(Hybrid), CP-16, Unger--, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.22./a1.?./?., New subtype/sigla variation!, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE dupondius or as - struck 161-176 AD43 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (diademed bust right)
rev: VE-NVS (Venus standing facing, head right, drawing back cloak with right hand over right shoulder and holding apple in extended left hand), S-C across field
ref: reverse RIC III 1770 (Marcus Aurelius)
11.38gms, 26mm
Rare - not in RIC

A nice hybrid Dupondius or orichalcum As with Faustina Junior obverse and Lucilla reverse. Thanks to Rupert for identify.
berserker
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162 Lucius Verus40 viewsLucius Verus, Ancient Counterfeit with Faustina II Reverse

Silver denarius, for reverse cf. RIC III Faustina II A506a, Fair, illegal mint, weight 1.553g, maximum diameter 17.3mm, die axis 0o,obverse L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right; reverse LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia standing left, diadem in right, scepter in right

"Interesting hybrid of a Marcus Aurelius obverse with a Faustina II reverse (RIC A506a.)" ex Forvm
Randygeki(h2)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome -21 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; B behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a Phrygian cap and falls forward clutching his horse.
Minted in Rome (S | _ //RQ).
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome - (Hybrid of RIC255/256 (Obverse) and RIC 266 (Reverse))

20 mm. 4.5 gms

Ex Collection Freimut Hüther (1935-2016), Germany, collected since the 1940’s
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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21-01 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 50 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes el anverso a Domiciano y el del reverso a su padre Vespasiano ó a su hermano Tito.
Denario Forrado 18x16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII" Leyenda en sentido anti-horario - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (COS VII – Cónsul por Séptima vez) ya avanzado el 80 D.C.
Rev: "PON MAX – TR P COS VI" – Pax (La Paz) sentada en un trono a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido.
El cuño del reverso puede pertenecer a monedas emitidas por Vespasiano en el 75 D.C. o por Tito en 77-78 D.C. años en los cuales los mencionados ostentaban el título de Cónsul por sexta vez respectivamente.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 80 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes al año 80 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #90 (Vespasianus) Pag.24, Cohen #366 ó al RIC Vol.II #200 (Titus) Pag.38, Cohen #154
mdelvalle
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21-01 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 17 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes el anverso a Domiciano y el del reverso a su padre Vespasiano ó a su hermano Tito.
Denario Forrado 18x16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII" Leyenda en sentido anti-horario - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (COS VII – Cónsul por Séptima vez) ya avanzado el 80 D.C.
Rev: "PON MAX – TR P COS VI" – Pax (La Paz) sentada en un trono a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido.
El cuño del reverso puede pertenecer a monedas emitidas por Vespasiano en el 75 D.C. o por Tito en 77-78 D.C. años en los cuales los mencionados ostentaban el título de Cónsul por sexta vez respectivamente.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 80 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes al año 80 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #90 (Vespasianus) Pag.24, Cohen #366 ó al RIC Vol.II #200 (Titus) Pag.38, Cohen #154
mdelvalle
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21-03 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 16 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños que al datarlos por los títulos que ostentaba el Emperador, nos dan dos fechas distintas, a saber: 93 D.C. para el cuño del anverso y 87 D.C. para el del reverso.
Denario Forrado 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P XIII" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
[I] El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (TR P XIII – Recibidos sus poderes de Tribuno por décima tercera vez) en el 93 D.C. Un corte de testeo cruza el busto del Emperador, al parecer a alguien en la antigüedad no lo convenció la falsificación
Rev: "IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P" – Minerva de pié a derecha sobre la proa de una galera, blandiendo una jabalina con mano derecha y portando escudo en la izquierda.
El cuño del reverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (IMP XIIII COS XIII) en el 87 D.C.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 93 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes a los años 93 y 94 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #92 Pag.165 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2730 Pag.495 - BMCRE Vol.2 #103 - Cohen Vol.1 #218 Pag.490 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #104 - RSC Vol. II #218 Pag.67
mdelvalle
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21-04 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 46 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños que al datarlos por los títulos que ostentaba el Emperador, nos dan dos fechas distintas, a saber: 93 D.C. para el cuño del anverso y 87 D.C. para el del reverso.
Denario Forrado 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P XIII" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
[I] El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (TR P XIII – Recibidos sus poderes de Tribuno por décima tercera vez) en el 93 D.C. Un corte de testeo cruza el busto del Emperador, al parecer a alguien en la antigüedad no lo convenció la falsificación
Rev: "IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P" – Minerva de pié a derecha sobre la proa de una galera, blandiendo una jabalina con mano derecha y portando escudo en la izquierda.
El cuño del reverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (IMP XIIII COS XIII) en el 87 D.C.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 93 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes a los años 93 y 94 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #92 Pag.165 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2730 Pag.495 - BMCRE Vol.2 #103 - Cohen Vol.1 #218 Pag.490 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #104 - RSC Vol. II #218 Pag.67
mdelvalle
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23-04 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)42 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes a dos emisiones diferentes, pero ambas del mismo Emperador.
Denario Forrado 19x17 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS III PATER PATRIAE" – Implementos/emblemas sacerdotales del Augur usados en los sacrificios: "simpulum" (copa pequeña), "aspergillum" (instrumento para espolvorear o rociar), "praefericulum" (jarra o vaso utilizado en los sacrificios) y "lituus" (báculo o cayado usado por los augures).
Acuñada Con posterioridad al 97 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #139 (Hybrid) Pag.233, Cohen Vol. II #49 Pag. 6 - BMCRE Vol.3 Pag.5 Nota.
1 commentsmdelvalle
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23-04 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)18 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes a dos emisiones diferentes, pero ambas del mismo Emperador.
Denario Forrado 19x17 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS III PATER PATRIAE" – Implementos/emblemas sacerdotales del Augur usados en los sacrificios: "simpulum" (copa pequeña), "aspergillum" (instrumento para espolvorear o rociar), "praefericulum" (jarra o vaso utilizado en los sacrificios) y "lituus" (báculo o cayado usado por los augures).
Acuñada Con posterioridad al 97 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #139 (Hybrid) Pag.233, Cohen Vol. II #49 Pag. 6 - BMCRE Vol.3 Pag.5 Nota.
mdelvalle
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Ancient India, Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) of various denominations49 views

Upper Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1177; MACW-2918; Senior B13.1T)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Middle Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (AICR-1178; MACW-2919; Senior B13.1D)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Lower Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1179; MACW-2921; Senior B14.1)

Obv: Hybrid Herakles-Siva deity standing facing holding long trident in right and lion-skin in left, three-pronged tamgha on left and Kharosthi letter vi on right.
Rev: Tyche standing to right holding cornucopia, nandipada on left, flower-pot on right



Upper Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (MACW-2937; Senior B17.1vT)

Obv: Radiate (9 rays) diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Middle Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (Senior B17.1D)

Obv: Radiate diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Lower Right

This one is unknown to me, but dealer indicated it might be central asian. Rider on horseback facing left / tamghra. Any help in identification is much appreciated...
SpongeBob
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ANNAM - Thien Hi13 viewsANNAM - Thien Hi Thong Bao. 1-Van. AE unofficial issue. circa 1460-1546?? Coin is in seal script; it is a hybrid/imitation of a Song Dynastay coin. This is not listed in Hartill's "Cast Chinese Coins" or Toda's work.

The identification was gathered from information from the great folks at Zeno.
dpaul7
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Anonymous Commemorative AE4, Centenionalis or Nummus, RIC 156, 40 viewsOBV: VRBS - ROMA - Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left
REV: GLOR-IA-EXERCISES ITVS Exe: SMH - Two soldiers standing, helmeted, each holding a spear and leaning on a shield between them, a sign topped by a military vexillum on which is a crown. R1
1.5g, 15mm
Minted at Heraclea, 336-7 AD
This is not a hybrid, but seems to have been the normal type for the last issue to hit Heraclea before the disappearance of Constantine
Legatus
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Antoninianus Gordian III Imitation ???? Hybrid PM TRP III COS PP Emperor altar37 viewsAvers : IMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG
Revers : PM TRP III COS PP, Gordian sacrificing

Weight : 1,98 gr

RIC : 224 ("Hybrids") (S)
This coin is an hybrid : Obverse of the issue 1-3B, reverse of the issue 3C.
The style is very good. It could to seem official. But the weight is too low.
Maybe official dies wich were steal in a official mint ? Or an official celator who made imitations ? Or an official coin with a very low weight ?
1 commentsChut
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Arcadius (unlisted hybrid)12 viewsAD 383-408
AE4
VOT X MVLT XX
Herakles
SMHA
Arcadius obverse paired with a Theodosius II reverse
JRoME
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Augustus Plated Denarius - Bearded Barbarian Offering Vexillum (Hybrid, RIC 288/416)49 viewsPlated Denarius
After 12 BC
3.16g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia, r.
FERON TVRPILIANVS IIIVIR

Rev: Bearded barbarian, with cloak over shoulder, kneeling r. and offering vexillum.
CANINIVS GALLVS III VIR

RIC – For obverse: C 484. RIC 288 and for reverse: C 383. RIC 416.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
ex. V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Valentine John Eustace Ryan (1883-1947) sold by Glendining & Co., 2nd April 1952, 5th Part, Lot 2060 (Plate coin)
ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 3259 (Plate coin) Sold to Spink for 26 Reichmarks.
ex. Lawrence Collection, Cyrus Jay Lawrence (1832-1908) and his son, Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of Westchester, New York.


3 commentsKained but Able
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BCC NC122 viewsNabataean Kingdom - Petra
Rabbel II and Gamilat 70 - 106 CE
(Gamilat, queen 76-102CE)
Obv: Jugate busts of Rabbel II and Queen Shaquilat (!)
Rev:RB’L /GMLT Nabataean inscription in two lines
between crossed cornucopiae.
17x15mm. 1.67gm. Axis:0
This coin is a hybrid of an obverse die from the early part
of Rabbel II’s reign (Meshorer 146), combined with a later
reverse of Rabbel II and Queen Gamilat (Meshorer 163).
Reference: Meshorer 162, Rare.
(Thanks to John Anthony for the attribution)
v-drome
BCC_RI24_Caracalla_Indvlg.jpg
BCC RI24 - Hybrid18 viewsRoman Imperial
Caracalla 198-217C.E.
AR Denarius (debased silver?)
Obv:ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate, bearded bust right.
Rev:INDVGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH
Dea Caelestis riding lion right,
over waters.
18mm. 3.50gm. Axis:180
Possible reference for reverse: RIC 130
This is a very unusual coin, perhaps
a contemporary imitation mis-matching
the Dea Caelestis reverse with a later,
mature portrait of Caracalla.
v-drome
hadrian_concordia.jpg
BCC RI34 51 viewsRoman Imperial
AR Denarius
Hadrian 117-138 C.E.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare-headed bust of Hadrian rt.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG
Concordia standing left
17mm 3.01gm. Axis:180
I have not found the standing
Concordia type on denarii of Hadrian,
though it is known on coins of
Sabina. This coin may be an
unofficial imitation or hybrid,
possibly in the wrong metal.
The style is very unusual.
v-drome
III_Istvan_U-084_C1-137_H-127_the_reverz_U-83,_H-113,_hybrid,_Q-001z_h_13,5mm_0,26g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.15.1.3./a1b1.01./03., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, U-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #0176 viewsCÁC II. 19.15.1.3./a1b1.01./03., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, U-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #01
avers: Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots.
reverse: Instead of "Line dividing S", this coin has a different reverse type, the same as the H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083 coin; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, Unger-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!!
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.15.1.3./a1b1.01./03.,
Q-001
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III_Istvan_U-084_C1-137_H-127_the_reverz_U-80,_H-161,_hybrid,_Q-001w_h_13,5mm_0,25g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.15.1.8./a1b1.01./03., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, U-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #0170 viewsCÁC II. 19.15.1.8./a1b1.01./03., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, U-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #01
avers: Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots.
reverse: Instead of "Line dividing S", this coin has a different reverse type, the same as the H-161, CNH I.-151, U-080 coin; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, Unger-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!!
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.15.1.8./a1b1.01./03.,
Q-001
quadrans
Istvan-III_Hybrid_av-U-81_C1-119_H-140_rev-U-84_C1-137_H-127_Q-001_10h_13,5mm_0,23g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.03.1.3./00.01./01., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-142, CNH I.-121, U-081 (avers), U-084 (reverse), hybrid denarius !!! very Rare !!!, #01 65 viewsCÁC II. 20.03.1.3./00.01./01., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-142, CNH I.-121, U-081 (avers), U-084 (reverse), hybrid denarius !!! very Rare !!!, #01
avers: Cross on the line, the ornament of lines, crosses, and crescents above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Line dividing S; border of line. (This is the H-127, CNH I.-137, U-084, reverse !!!)
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5 mm, weight: 0,23g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-142, CNH I.-127, Unger-081 (avers), Unger-084 (reverse), Very Rare !!!
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.03.1.3./00.01./01.,
Q-001
quadrans
ric_IV_9.jpg
Caracalla Denarius Felicitas with child reverse, 197AD RIC IV 9 19 viewsCaracalla Denarius, 197 AD, Rome.

Obverse: M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Reverse: IMPERII FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and child on left arm.

16-18 mm, 2.8 g

RIC IV, Part 1, 9

Interesting "hybrid" issue obverse depicts Caracalla as Caesar yet reverse celebrates his elevation to Augustus.
284ad
Caracalla denarius, unofficial.JPG
Caracalla denarius, unofficial25 viewsCaracalla, AD 211-217
AR Denarius - 19mm, 4.15g
unofficial mint, c. 212 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
P M TR P XV COS III P P
ancient imitation

"It is an ancient imitation, as style and composition show. That explains the hybrid titulature, GERM on obv. but only TR P XV on rev.

Rev. appears to be P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l. " - Curtis Clay
Ardatirion
fouree final com.JPG
Caracalla fouree43 viewsFouree AE 18 mm 2.7 grams 200 AD
OBV :: ANTONINUS AVGVSTVS. Laureate, draped bust right
REV :: P M TR P VIII COS II PP. victory advancing left holding wreath in both hands over shield set in a low base
EX :: ( none )
apparently a hybrid of RIC 29-51 and reverse of RIC 150 ( Septimius)
Purchased uncleaned 12/2007
Johnny
cf.elagabal_148_mule.jpg
Caracalla, cf. Elagabal RIC 148 (hybrid)33 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
unknown illegal mint
AE - Antoninian Fouree (hybrid), 3.68g, 20.4mm
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. TEMPORVM FELICITAS
Felicitas, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and caduceus in r. hand
cf. Elagabal RIC IV/2, 148
VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Hybrid (mule): Interesting ancient hybrid counterfeit combining obv. of Caracalla with a rev. of Elagabal.
Jochen
victoria_2~0.JPG
Cologne - 4e Emission - (fin 270 - début 271) VICTORIA AVG - VICTORIA AVG22 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
EG ...
Cunetio ...
RIC ...
Elmer ...
hybride - avers de Victorin et revers de Marius
AGK 29x
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
PYL
salvs_7.JPG
Cologne - consécration de Victorin par Tetricus Ier - (fin 271) - SALVS AVG25 viewsHybride
DIVO VICTORINO PIO
SALVS AVG
EG ...
Cunetio ...
RIC ...
Elmer ...
AGK 6
de Witte ...
Cohen ...
2 commentsPYL
Gordianus_CONCORDIA_MILIT_fd_b.jpg
CONCORDIA MILIT26 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
very rare hybrid
Tibsi
Const_1.jpg
Constantine17 viewsAE 3 - Unofficial issue

Obv: CONSTANTINVS AG
Rev: VIRTVS CAESS / TA crescent R in ex. ; camp-gate

This coin has the AG legend error combined with a reverse that was used for Caesars (CAESS used for Constantine II as Caesar) being used for Constantine as Augustus. Constantine has the same reverse type but with legend VIRTVS AVGG.

The coin combines obverse of Constantine I with reverse of Constantine II:
CONSTANTINE I - AE 3
CONSTANTINVS AG / VIRTVS AVGG ; camp-gate

CONSTANTINE II - AE 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / VIRTVS CAESS / camp-gate


Tanit
Constancio_II_Caesarum_Romanorum.JPG
Constantius II AE3 Hybrid Caesarum Romanorum38 viewsConstantius II (357 - 361 AD)

Unofficial or hybrid AE3 coin not in RIC

Obv. FL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Diademed bust left
Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT X inside wreath
Mintmark. Q * AR (Arles 4th oficina)

Diámeter 19mm
Weigth 2g
Jose Polanco
Domitian_RSC_590A_(fourree).JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD68 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII PP, radiate statue atop a rostral column.

Plated Denarius, Type of Rome mint, c. 80 - 81 AD

3 grams, 19.5 mm, 180°

By looking at this coin accuracy wasn't important to ancient counterfeiters. The obverse is a Domitian as Caesar whereas the reverse is taken from a coin of his brother Titus as Augustus.

A similar hybrid is listed in Roman Silver Coins as Domitian 590b with slightly different inscriptions.
SPQR Coins
Domitianus_(plated_hybrid)(4).jpg
Domitianus (plated hybrid 4)37 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Fourree Denarius (18.45 mm 2.72 g 6h) Struck by uncertain mint aroud 87 A.D.
This ancient forgery combines an obverse of year 84 with a reverse of year 87 (2nd issue).
The core metal shows up on reverse at 7 h.
FlaviusDomitianus
Eumenes.jpg
Eumenes tetradrachm47 viewsstruck under Eumenes I in the name of his great-uncle, Philetairos.
Obv: laureate head of Philetairos right.
Rev: ΦIΛETAIPOY legend with Athena enthroned left, holding laurel wreath in extended right hand, crowing the name, left elbow resting on shield; transverse spear in background; A in outer left field, ivy leaf in inner left field, bow behind throne
17.23 g
Westermark Group III/IVA hybrid, obverse die V.XXII, reverse die R2 of obverse die XXXIII, otherwise unpublished; same dies as Classical Numismatic Group Triton XVI Sessions 1 & 2, Lot 434, January 2013.

ex Timeline Auctions (1.12.2015, Lot 2148)
1 commentsareich
mamaea_fouree.jpg
Fouree denarius; Concordia standing left7 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit. Silvered denarius, hybrid with a Severan emperor reverse, VF, illegal mint, 3.300g, 22.2mm, 0o, obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse P M TR P III COS P P, Concordia standing left, patera in right over altar at feet, cornucopia in left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
Fake_-_Genius,_hybrid.jpg
Genius, hybrid43 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR
Genius standing l., holding patera and ears of corn.

Combines a COS V obverse with RIC 347 reverse.
Sold on eBay by a Bulgarian seller for €9 (8 April 2013).
klausklage
Gordien_PROVIDENTIA_PIVS.jpg
Gordian III Imitation Providentia Hybrid43 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
PROVIDENTIA AVG

RIC 227 ("Hybrids") (S)

Weight : 3,85gr

Obverse of the issue 3C-5, reverse of the issue I.

The represtentation of PROVIDENTIA is a representation of the first issue.
The style is very good, quite official.

Withe good silvering, this coin was very hard to détect as an imitation.
1 commentsChut
GRATIEN-RIC0_CONS.jpg
GRATIEN (367-383) - CONSTANTINOPLE - RIC 010 viewsSilique, 383-383, R5
A/D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Gratianus Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Gratien Pieux Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VOT/X/MVLT/XX//CONS•
Votis decennalibus/Multis vicennalibus, Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et pour le vingtième à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée.
Argent - 2.07 gr - 18.3 mm - 6h
RIC IX 0 , RSC N/C
Hybride de Gratien. Il doit s'agir d'une monnaie frappée juste avant la mort de Gratien en 383, revers donné pour Valentinien II, Théodose I ou Arcadius, qui ont été tous les trois frappés des decennalibus à Constantinople.
Siliquae
GRATIEN-RIC00_CONS.jpg
GRATIEN (367-383) - CONSTANTINOPLE - RIC 04 viewsSilique, 383-383, R5
A/D N GRATIA-NVS P P AVG
Dominus Noster Gratianus Perpetuus Augustus, Notre Seigneur Gratien Perpétuel Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VOT/V/MVLT/X//CONS•
Votis quinquennalibus/Multis decennalibus, Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour les dix ans à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée.
Argent - 1.5 gr - 18.9 mm - 8h
RIC IX 0, RSC N/C
Hybride de Gratien. Il doit s'agir d'une monnaie frappée juste avant la mort de Gratien en 383, revers donné pour Valentinien II ou Théodose I, qui ont tous les deux frappé des votives "quinquennalibus" à Constantinople.
Siliquae
Arachosia_(Quetta)_Hoard_2002_-_181_(this_coin)_~0.jpg
GREEK, Arachosia, ca. 220-200 BC, Lysimachos/Alexander Hybrid Imitative AR Tetradrachm - Coin Hoards X Plate 16, 181 (this coin)148 viewsDiademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Barbarized legend …ΛΕΞA... Zeus left seated on a backless throne, eagle in right hand, scepter held in left hand, pellet beneath throne above poorly defined dotted strut, indistinct possible mint control in left field.
Miller East Arachosia Hoard (Quetta Hoard, 2002 (CH 10.275), 181 (this coin) in Hoover, Meadows and Wattenberg Coin Hoards X Plate 16, 181 (this coin); SC p 483-488 Addenda III A Third Century Hoard from Arachosia.
(23 mm, 16.7 g, 6h)
ex- the East Arachosia (Quetta) Hoard 2001 (CH 10.275) buried ca. 206-200 BC.

This is a challenge for all but the cognoscenti. Notwithstanding its superficially shabby appearance, it qualifies as the best of its type because that is what it is, the best of four examples known. To appreciate this it is necessary to understand the background to the coin. This imitative hybrid was unknown to numismatists until 2001 when four examples were discovered in the East Arachosia (Quetta) Hoard in southwestern Pakistan, to date the only known find of the type. Three of the four examples, in lesser condition than this one, Miller (CH 10.275) 180 and 182 & 183 are now in the collection of the ANS as noted by van Alfen in AJN 14 (2002) p. 183-186 & pl. 29, #6, #7 & #8 (ANS 2002 acquisitions #460- #462; accession numbers: 2002.19.3 - 19.5). This fourth specimen is the only example outside of a museum collection.
3 commentsLloyd T
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesar antoninianus - in early 251 AD33 viewsobv: Q.HER.ETR.MES.DECIVS.NOB.C. (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: MAR PROP (Mars advancing right holding spear and shield)
ref: RIC139 (R2), C.7 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
2.81gms
Very rare
This very rare hybrid coin is one of the rariest coins of Herennius Etruscus, only one was found in Dorchester hoard. Unusual abbreviation in reverse legend: MARs PROPugnatori - Mars the Champion or Defender.
2 commentsberserker
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Hybrid Faustina Junior / Marcus Aurelius Denarius70 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right.
Rev: P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III / ARMEN - Armenia seated left, mourning, left hand resting on bow and quiver; before her, vexillum and shield.
Cat #: RIC.81 (reverse)
Weight: 4.25g
oa
Postume_-_VICT_GERMANICA.jpg
Hybride Gallien - Postume11 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VICT GERMANICA
PYL
Gordianus_LAETITIA_AVGN_go23_bx.jpg
LAETITIA AVG N40 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
rare hybrid
a gift from F. Óvári numismatic expert of antoniniani of 238-253 coinage
Tibsi
490082.jpg
Lucius Verus Denarius - Apparent Hybrid [Not in RIC]27 viewsLucius Verus Denarius - Apparent Hybrid [Not in RIC]
The obverse legend dates this to c.Dec 164-c.Aug 165,
whilst the reverse places this at c.Summer 166-Dec 166.
No such coin is listed in RIC, but the obverse concords
with RIC 528-537, and the reverse with RIC 561-567.
An unusual hybrid variant, perhaps unofficial.
OldMoney
markianopolis_sept_severus_geta_Hybrid_unbekann.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis(?), Septimius Severus, unpublished279 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
Hybrid(?)
AE 16, 2.01g, 15.62mm, 0°
obv. AV [K..] - [...]
Head, laureate, r.
rev. [...]IMIOC - GETAC [...]
Bare head, r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Jekov
F, dark green patina

This coin is an enigma because of several reasons:
(1) The ethnic is missed. Only the names are in the legends. Therefore it is difficult to tell the mint. Referring to the style I think the coin belongs to Northern Greece, i.e. Moesia or Thrace. There are small coins from Nicopolis with Severus and Domna on the rev. with strange abbreviations like IO DO. On the other side the scrubby hairstyle of Geta reminds strongly on Marcianopolis.
(2) The legends on both sides are unclear. IMIOC GETA on the rev. is sure and means naturally CEPTIMIOC GETA. But for the missing CEPT left behind the head seems to be not enough space. May be that CEPT can be found right before Geta's head? Then the legend would be perhaps [T[IMIOC - GETA[C CEP], an unusual legend distribution at all.
(3) The obv. legend is absolutely unclear. Actually we would await Severus, and it is his portrait on the obverse.The legend could begin left behind the bust with AV K (like AV KAI CE or AV KL CE). Then on the right side should appear CEVHROC! But the remaining letters don't match! May be that the CE of CEVHROC can be found too behind the bust and is followed by VHROC in front of the bust. But that too would be a strange legend break.

Gospodin Jekov: This coin seems to be unique, possibly an error-hybrid from Markianopolis.
Igor Lasarenko (Museum of Varna): Rather not Moesia, hybrid from Asia Minor may be.
Jochen
nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2013)8_23_54_3cf(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X hybrid, 33. Severus Alexander, HrHJ (2018) 8.32.54.01 (plate coin)15 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 18, 2.09g, 14.66-17.61mm, 150°
obv. [IMP C M AVR SEV - ALE]XAND AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NI / KOPOL / ITW[N] P / ROC IC / ORT(?)
Legend in 5 lines in dotted circle
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.32.54.1 (plate coin)
rev. Macrinus HrHJ (2018) No. 8.23.54.3-4
obv. Deultum, Severus Alexander
extremely rare, F, dark green patina

A remarkable coin:
(1) rev. undoubtedly from Nikopolis
(2) obv. undoubtedly Severus Alexander
(3) but Severus Alexander has not issued coins in Nikopolis
(4) rev. Greek legend, obv. Latin legend
(5) Latin legends occur only in Deultum (for Moesia)
So this is a hybrid of an obv. from Deultum and a rev. from Nikopolis, an ancient imitation!
Jochen
AF_OS_RIC_-_IVNO_REGINA.jpg
Otacilia Severa 10 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. IVNO REGINA
Juno left (?)
RIC - 2,53g Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFOSRIC IVNO REGINA )
Priscus
AF_OS_RIC_-_PANNONIAE.jpg
Otacilia Severa 8 viewsAv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders
Rv. PANNONIAE
Two Pannonia with Standard
RIC - 2,92g Imitation an Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFOSRIC PANNONIAE )
- Rv. of Trajan Decius -
Priscus
Gordianus_PMTRP_III_COS_PP_go7_b.jpg
P M TR P III COS P P17 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
hybrid
very rare
Tibsi
dupondius_hybride.jpg
P M TR P III COS P P mule 28 viewsobv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
rev: P M TR P III COS P P S C Gordian veiled sacrificing left over an altar

RIC---
C ---

extremely rare mule, only the second specimen known (other is in Vienna museum) Obverse of middle 3rd issue (1st half of year 239) reverse of late 3rd issue (end of year 239) this obverse mus have P M TR P II COS P P as reverse and this reverse mus have IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG as obverse.

the 2 others type are known

IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG / P M TR P II COS P P 1 specimen at the ANS
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / P M TR P III COS P P 3 specimens known (1 in Vienna and 2 in Berlin)
leseullunique
AF_RIC_21(v).jpg
Philip Arab15 viewsAv. IMP MIVL(!) PHILIPPVS AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. SAECVLARES AVGG
Antilope walking left, VI
RIC -, 3,25g, Imitation & Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC21(v) )
1 commentsPriscus
RIC_227V.jpg
Philip II.8 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. PAX AETERNA
Pax standing left, holding olivebranch and transverse sceptre
RIC - 3,69g Rom (Hybrid of RIC 227) RR+
Priscus
AF_RIC_218dv.jpg
Philip II.7 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (!)
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. PRINCIPI IVVENT
Philipp II. standing left , hold globe und resting on spear
RIC - 3,50g, Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC218d(v) )
Priscus
HY_RIC_246A(b).jpg
Philip II.5 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - , 3,84g , Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS HYRIC246A(b))
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_LAETITIA_AVGN.jpg
Philip II.6 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. LAETITIA AVG N
Laetitia stg. left, holding wreath and rudder
RIC -, 3,66g, Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-LAETITIA AVGN )
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_LAETITIA_AVG.jpg
Philip II.9 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia stg. left, holding wreath and rudder
RIC -, 3,32g, Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-LAETITIA AVG )
(I am not sure about this coin ....Modern-Fake ?)
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_PMTRPVCOSIIPP.jpg
Philip II.8 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. PM TRP V COS II PP
Philipp II. standing right , hold globe und spear
RIC - 3,90g Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-PMTRPVCOSIIPP )
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_PMTRPVCOSIIPP(2).jpg
Philip II.6 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. PM TRP V COS II PP
Philipp II. standing right , hold globe und spear
RIC - 3,98g Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-PMTRPVCOSIIPP(2) )
Priscus
AF_RIC_218dv(2).jpg
Philip II.6 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (!)
Radiate and draped bust right
Rv. PRINCIPI IVVENT
Philipp II. standing left , hold globe und resting on spear
RIC - 3,49g, Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC218dv(2) )
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_SAECVLARES_AVGG.jpg
Philip II.6 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. SAECVLARESAVGG
Lion walking right, with I
RIC -, 3,47g, Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-SAECVLARES AVGG)
Priscus
0191-bE4.jpg
Plautilla, Denarius - bE478 viewsRome mint
PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
CONCORDIA FELIX, Caracalla and Plautilla face to face, shaking hands
3.41 gr, 18 mm
Ref : RCV #7066 var, Cohen #12, RSC # 12, RIC-, BMC -, Hill –

I believe this type should be considered as transitionnal or an hybrid (as is the aA3) associating a 202 reverse type to a 204-205 bust type
1 commentsPotator II
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Polemo II-Mark Antony's great grandson478 views Silver drachm

BACΙΛΕΩC ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝΟC
diademed head of Polemo right

ETOYC - K (year 20)
laureate head of Nero right;

57 - 58 A.D.
3.645g

18.1mm, die axis 180o

RPC I 3832, SNG Cop 242, BMC Pontus 7 - 8, SNG von Aulock 6691

Ex-Forum

Marcus Antonius Polemon Pythodoros, also known as Polemon II of Pontos and Polemon of Cilicia is the only known direct descendant of Mark Antony who bares his name. Through his maternal grandmother he was a direct descendant of Mark Antony and his second wife Antonia Hybrida Minor. Antony and Antonia Hybrida were first paternal cousins. He was Antony’s second born great grandson. Through Antony, he was a distant cousin to Roman Client King Ptolemy of Mauretania and Drusilla of Mauretania. He was also a distant cousin to Roman Emperors Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Roman Empresses Valeria Messalina, Agrippina the Younger and Claudia Octavia.

Polemon II’s father Polemon Pythodoros King of Pontos died in 8 BC. His mother then married King Archelaus of Cappadocia, and the family moved to the court of his stepfather. In 17 AD Archelaus died and Polemon II and his mother moved back to Pontus. From 17 until 38, Polemon II assisted his mother in the administration of Pontos. When his mother died in 38, Polemon II succeeded her as the sole ruler of Pontus, Colchis and Cilicia.

Around 50 AD, Polemon II met the Judean princess Julia Berenice in Tiberias during a visit to King Agrippa I. Berenice was widowed in 48 AD when her second husband and paternal uncle Herod of Chalcis, died. She had two sons by him, Berenicianus and Hyrcanus. Berenice set the condition that Polemon II had to convert to Judaism before marriage, which included undergoing the rite of circumcision. Polemon II complied, and the marriage went ahead but it did not last long. Berenice left Pontus with her sons and returned to the court of her brother. Polemon II abandoned Judaism and, according to the legend of Bartholomew the Apostle, accepted Christianity, only to become a pagan again.

In 62, Nero compelled Polemon II to abdicate the Pontian throne. Pontos and Colchis became a Roman province. From then until his death, Polemon II only ruled Cilicia. He never remarried and had no children that are known.

Polemon's sister Antonia Tryphaena's Royal lineage goes all the way down to Nana Queen of Iberia, who died in 363 AD. Truly Antony may have lost the battle of Actium but won the war of genetics!
8 commentsJay GT4
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PROBUS RIC 512 (MULE OF 9TH AND 10 TH EMMISSION) 5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG CONS IIII
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: I/*//QXXI
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21-24 mm
RIC: 512
COLLECTION NO. 1303

Very rare and desirable consular obverse legend!

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (see first letter "I" in left field).

This coin is an interesting mule between 9th emmission (consul IIII in obverse legend instead of consvl V) and 10 th emmission (with star in field)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THE ONLY SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT (HYBRIDUAL) TYPE KNOWN TO ME. POSSIBLY UNIQUE !!!
Barnaba6
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RIC 0563 Domitianus (hybrid)22 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANICVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (hybrid) (19.63 mm 2.53 g 6h) Imitates a coin struck in Rome 88 A.D. (2nd group)
Imitates RIC 563 (R3) - RSC unlisted
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Unofficial denarius618 viewsCaracalla, AD 211-217
AR Denarius - 19mm, 4.15g
unofficial mint, c. 212 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
P M TR P XV COS III P P
ancient imitation

"It is an ancient imitation, as style and composition show. That explains the hybrid titulature, GERM on obv. but only TR P XV on rev.

Rev. appears to be P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l. " - Curtis Clay
Ardatirion
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Denier Fourré de Trajan45 viewsAVERS : ? (pas parvenu à trouvé un avers correspondant au revers .. pour le moment ... hybride ?)
REVERS : PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR Felicitas debout à gauche, tenant un caducée et une corne d'abondance
Diamètre : 18 mm | Poids : 2,5 g
Vamp
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Denier fourré de Vespasien43 viewsDenier hybride fourré de Vespasien
Diamètre : 19 mm Poids : 2,7 g
Vamp
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Roman Empire, Domitian156 viewsDenarius circa 88-96, AR 3.51 g. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head r. Rev. DIVVS CAESAR IMP DOMITIANI F Infant seated on globe, raising both hands; around him, seven stars. RIC 209a (hybrid). BMC –. C –. CBN –.

Extremely rare. Good very fine
Ex NFA sale XXVII, 1991, 118.


Throughout the course of Imperial Roman coinage seven children were honored posthumously, with five of them being presented as gods. One of these divine children was an infant son born to Domitia, the wife of Domitian. Virtually nothing is known about him, and if he had not appeared on this rare coin type, he would have been little more than a footnote in the historical record. We may deduce from a passage in Suetonius, from historical circumstances, and from his infantile appearance on memorial coins that he probably was born in 83 and died soon thereafter. Regrettably, his name is nowhere recorded. Since the boy usually appears on the reverse of coins of Domitia, and Domitian seems to have divorced her in about 83 (roughly the time she would have given birth to the boy), it seems obvious that he died in infancy and that Domitian immediately deified him and celebrated him on coinage before he exiled his wife. Domitian’s grief must have been profound, for the boy’s presentation ranks among the most inventive on all Roman coinage; he is shown as a young Jupiter seated on a globe with his hands raised toward seven stars that represent the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). The boy is also represented on two other rare issues: denarii inscribed PIETAS AVGVST that show him standing before Domitia in the guise of Pietas, and sestertii with a similar scene but inscribed DIVI CAESAR MATRI or DIVI CAESARIS MATER. This particular denarius is a notable rarity, and is considered to be a muling of a Domitian obverse with a Domitia reverse.
5 commentscarthago
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Roman Empire, Septimius severus dupondius194 views Septimius Severus Dupondius, Fortuna reverse, unlisted in RIC (hybrid issue)
211 AD, Rome.

Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, radiate 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.

24-25 mm, 12.42 g
Probably a mule of an old obverse die without BRIT and a 211 reverse die.

3 commentsMrCardon
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Victorinus - SALVS AVGG16 views20mm - 4,16g
IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
SALVS AVGG
AGK *** ; Hybride Tetricus
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, "Mule" Titia/Pansa AE As35 viewsRome, The Republic
Q. Titius, 90 BCE
AE As (10.78g; 27mm)

Obv: Head of Janus w/rounded beard (Pansa obv die).

Rev: Prow r; palm-branch behind prow; Q●TITI above (Titius rev die)

Reference: Crawford 341/4d; Hannover 2942 (dies); c.f. Hannover 2974 (Pansa)(obv die)

Provenance: Savoca 12 (22 Jan 2017) Lot 457

Hybrid mule of rare Q. Titius reverse with a "rounded-beard" Janus obverse of Pansa. See Hannover 2974 (Pansa) for only other known example bearing this reverse control mark.

Circa 90 B.C., during the time of the Social War, Q. Titius and C. Vibius C.F. Pansa were co-moneyers at Rome. The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. Not much is known of TItius or Pansa. TItius is the only member of the TItia gens for whom coins are known. Pansa was possibly the father of the later Pansa who struck coins in 49 BC and became consul in 43BC.

Some of TItius’ silver coin types feature a male head with long, pointed beard. There is speculation that the head represents Mutinus Titinus, another name of the minor god Priapus, and a naming pun for Titius. His AE asses overwhelmingly depict a Janiform head with atypical, long. pointy beard, resembling the head shown on his silver coins.

On the other hand, obverses of Pansa’s AE asses overwhelmingly depict Janus with a more traditional, curled beard. The fact that the obverse styles of Pansa’s and TItius’ contemporaneous asses are so different supports the argument that the pointy-bearded character on TItius’ coins represents someone other than Janus.

The fact that Titius and Pansa served as moneyers at the same time is evidenced by occasional mules of Titius’ pointy-bearded obverses with Pansa reverses and vice versa.

An online search of acsearch, Coin Archives and Coins of the Roman Republic Online yielded only four auction sales and one ANS example of this rare reverse, and all of them were paired with a pointy-bearded obverse. However, the Kestner Museum Hannover has a similar mule that may be a double die match to my coin (see Berger, Hannover 2942). Further, the Kestner Museum has a Pansa AE As in their collection with an apparent obverse die match to my mule (see Berger, Hannover 2974).

Are these Titius/Pansa mules indicative of particular administrative practices at the mint?

One possibility is that obverse dies, which contained no legends, were mixed freely among the two moneyers; however, the overwhelming conformity of pointy-bearded TItius asses and curled-beard Pansa asses refutes this suggestion. The mules are too scarce to suggest any freewheeling intent.

Second possibility is that all dies, TItius’ and Pansa’s, were controlled by a central mint repository which assigned the dies to teams at the commencement of work shifts and likely collected them for security at the end of work shifts. Care was certainly taken to pair pointy-bearded Janus obverses with TItius reverses, as evidenced by the super-majority of extant coins. Mistakes were inevitably made. How long it took the mint to correct such mistakes is unclear. The fact that my collection and the Kestner Museum share a mule from the same dies suggests that a good number of coins were made by those dies. The fact that Kestner Museum also has the same Pansa obverse die paired with a correct Pansa reverse proves that die combination was a likely mistake; whether the correct pairing was made at a previous work shift, at a subsequent work shift when dies were reassigned, or in the middle of the same work shift cannot be determined – the coins are not in such great condition that die states can be easily compared.

Third, the mules suggest that TItius’ and Pansa’s coins were struck at the same mint and perhaps in the same workshop by different striking teams. I don’t think it’s possible to extrapolate whether the dies were controlled on a workshop basis vs. a full mint basis.
Carausius
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rsc---217 viewsElagabalus
AE Limes Denarius hybrid

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: PROVID DEORVM, Providence standing left, holding baton above globe at foot & cornucopia.
19 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC--- (The reverse is that of RIC 130 but with a different obverse legend. Since this is a limes denarius, presumably the coin is a hybrid of the obverse die of one coin with the reverse die of another. There is a Severus Alexander with this reverse also. There is a discussion of this coin on the FORVM Discussion board: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=88040.0 )
Charles M
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rsc28612 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing half-left holding apple and sceptre. star in right field.
18 mm, 2.51 gms

RSC 286 variant (obverse legend and bust type), RIC 175 variant (same).

Interesting coin: hybrid of Elagabalus obverse with Julia Soaemias reverse. A similar coin is listed in RSC and RIC but with obverse legend, IMP ANTONINVS AVG with a draped bust.
1 commentsCharles M
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SALVS AVGVSTI limes16 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
rev: SALVS AVGVSTI Salus seated left feeding snake

hybrid with reverse of Maximinus

leseullunique
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Septimius Severus - Felicitas20 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
194 or 195 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: FELICITAS - COS II / Felicitas standing left, holding long sceptre and caduceus
2,76 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC - , Coh. - , Bickford-Smith -

A new type or a hybrid with Clodius Albinus?
nummis durensis
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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD27 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander facing right.

Rev: PONTIF MAX TRP II COS II PP, Roma seated left on a throne, holding Victory in her right hand and a reversed spear in her left, a shield rests on the ground beside the throne.

Note: *A hybrid with a reverse of Elagabalus. Severus Alexander did not renew his consulships annually the way he did his tribuncian power. His first consulship was in 222 AD but his second did not occur until 226 AD (during his 5th and 6th tribunicia postestas).

Silver Denarius, Antioch mint, 223 AD

3 grams, 18.5 mm, 180°

RIC IVii 271*, RSC 470, S7918, VM 51
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Tetricus8 viewsCONSECRATIO
autel
PYL
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Tetricus I9 viewshybrid of Tetricus I with the reverse of Tetricus II.
Obv: IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPES AVGG, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left hand.
AGK 20a, RIC 132, Elmer -.
ecoli
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 422 viewsIMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
SPES PVBLICA
Spes standing left holding flower
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer not recognised; the Cunetio report acknowledges that this is the Tetricus II reverse from issue 4 because Spes is standing, not walking, unlike the previous issues
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus II
mauseus
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 425 viewsIMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PRINC IVVENT
Tetricus II standing left holding branch and sceptre
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus II
mauseus
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 423 viewsIMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PRINC IVVENT
Tetricus II standing left holding branch and sceptre
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus II
mauseus
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Tetricus II: Mint 1, Issue 423 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right
COMES AVG
Victory standing left holding branch and wreath
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -; RIC 224
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus I
mauseus
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Tetricus II: Mint 1, Issue 420 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right
COMES AVG
Victory standing left holding branch and wreath
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -; RIC 224
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus I
mauseus
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Tetricus II: Mint 1, Issue 421 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right
PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding branch and sceptre
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -; RIC 248
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus I
mauseus
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Tetricus II: Mint 1, Issue 430 viewsC PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right
PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding branch and sceptre
Mint 1, Issue 4
Elmer -; RIC 248
Hybrid, reverse of Tetricus I
1 commentsmauseus
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Theoderic the Great - Rome - 10 nummi127 viewsTheoderic the Great (454-526), Ostrogothic king (471-526), ruler of Italy (494-526). Æ 10 Nummi (16 mm, 2.32 g), Rome. Obverse: crowned head of Ravenna right, FELIX R-AVENNA. Reverse: monogram of Ravenna, cross above, all in wreath. Metlich 78b; MIB 72b; MEC 150; Kraus 5.

This type with a cross above the monogram is less common than the type without a cross. The minting is believed to have continued into the reign of Athalaric (526-536) (Metlich, 2004). The existence of two hybrid coins where the Ravenna monogram reverse is combined with an INVICTA ROMA obverse indicates that the coins may have been produced in Rome (Metlich, 2004).
1 commentsjbc
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Titus as Caesar RIC 69261 viewsAR Denarius, 3.19g
Rome Mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP; Head of Titus, bearded, laureate, r.
Rev: PONTIF TR P COS III; Titus std. r. on curule chair, with sceptre and branch
RIC 692 (R). BMC -. RSC 161a. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This reverse type was shared with Vespasian. Note the reverse legend is PONTIF lacking MAXIM, which was reserved for the emperor alone; however, a hybrid of the type is known (see my RIC V554).

A snarling Titus is shown here. Good metal.

David Atherton
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Titus RIC-515212 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.64g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M•; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CAPIT across field, RESTIT in exergue; Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minverva
RIC 515 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1948. RSC -. RPC 860 (3 spec.). BNC 111.
Acquired from Calgary Coin, 30 November 2015. Ex MS collection. Ex Berk 124, 3 January 2002, lot 448.

In 80 AD while Titus was away in Campania surveying the damage Vesuvius had caused in the region the previous Fall, a devastating fire broke out in Rome, damaging much of the city center. One of the most important buildings affected by the fire was the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, rebuilt recently by Vespasian. The temple being the most sacred and important building in Rome, Titus began rebuilding it immediately. Construction was still ongoing when Titus died of natural causes in September of 81. A cistophorus commemorating the rebuilding of the structure was struck for Domitian but it was not until 1948 with the discovery of this reverse type for Titus when the BM acquired a specimen was the type known to be minted for Titus. Needless to say it is extremely rare. Since 1948 seven other examples have surfaced, four of which are in public collections. A.M. Woodward speculates the type for Domitian is actually a hybrid struck from carry-over dies intended for Titus. This cistophorus was minted in Rome for export to Asia Minor. The style and die axis are similar to the denarii from Rome during the same period, firmly placing it to that mint. This coin is an obverse die match with Gemini IX, lot 458.

A wonderful 'chunky' coin in hand in good style.
12 commentsDavid Atherton
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Trajan Fourré Aequitas20 viewsHybrid denarius
Legend difficult to reconstruct, obviously combines a COS VI obverse with a COS V reverse.
2.23g, 18mm
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Valens11 viewsSilique, Lyon, 364/367, 1,26 g, 18 mm.
A/ D N VALENS PF AVG ;Tête diadémée à droite.
R/ VRBS ROMA, SLVG dessous.
Réfs : RIC manque - Hybride la seconde officine est destinée à Valentinien I.
Gabalor
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Valerian II, lived and died46 viewsValerian II, hybrid, Divus Valerian II, Antoninianus. P C L VALERIANVS NOB CAES, radiate draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, large altar. Rev as RIC 24 (Rome), obv legend pretty rare. Obv = alive, rev = dead4 commentsPodiceps
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Valerius Gratus Hybrid105 viewsValerius Gratus, Roman Prefect under Tiberius, 15 - 26 AD, AE Prutah 17 mm 1.56 gm.
Unlisted Hybrid of Hendin 1332 obverse and 1333 reverse.
O: KAI CAP (Rather than "IOY ΛIA") within wreath.
R: Palm branch flanked by date, L B, (Year 2) 15 AD
(Hendin 1333d is KAI CAP retrograde within wreath.)
- TJC 319

Extremely rare. Four known, two are in my collection and one on Forvm, these three from the same dies.
Nemonater
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Valerius Gratus Hybrid II22 viewsValerius Gratus, Roman Prefect under Tiberius, 15 - 26 AD, AE Prutah 17 mm 1.56 gm.
Unlisted Hybrid of Hendin 1332 obverse and 1333 reverse.
O: KAI CAP (Rather than "IOY ΛIA") within wreath.
R: Palm branch flanked by date, L B, (Year 2) 15 AD
(Hendin 1333d is KAI CAP retrograde within wreath.)
- TJC 319

Extremely rare. Four known, two are in my collection and one on Forvm, these three from the same dies.
Nemonater
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Vespasian RIC-70065 viewsAR Denarius, 2.68g (Plated?)
Rome Mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: OB CIVES SERVATOS around oak wreath
RIC 700 (R2). BMC p. 7 †. RSC 275. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection.

A very rare variant of the oak wreath type struck for Vespasian in 74. The much more common variants of this type have SPQR within the oak wreath. Alternately, here we have the legend OB CIVES SERVATOS around the wreath: OB CIVES above; SERVATOS below. This variant is so rare Mattingly citing Cohen in BMCRE stated in a footnote that this type needed verification. Curiously, in the RIC concordance with the first edition, this type is listed as old RIC 17 'Unverified: plated hybrid?' (again citing Cohen) without a new corresponding RIC number even though it is in the catalogue as RIC 700 with no such disclaimers. My example possibly has evidence of being plated; however, the flaking and cracking on the surface could just be due to preservation issues, the style is consistent with official denarii, and it is a double die match with the similarly worn RIC plate coin which shows no signs of plating. Additionally, Curtis Clay has an example from different dies that is solid silver.

The corona civica was originally a military honour bestowed upon a Roman who had saved a fellow citizen's life in battle. It was one of the greatest public honours. In the imperial era the honour developed from a coveted military decoration into an imperial emblem granted by the Senate to the emperor. The wreath was made of oak leaves and is sometimes called a corona quercea after the common name for the oak. The Wreath was awarded to Vespasian by the Senate for rescuing the Roman people from civil war and bringing about peace.

NB: The coin was originally posted here in 2015: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=103696.0
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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