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NeroDrususCaesars1.jpg
164 viewsStruck under Caligula. Nero and Drusus Caesars riding right, cloaks flying, NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES / C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around S-C. Rome mint, c. AD 37-38. RIC I 34 (pg. 110).2 commentssocalcoins
Elagabalus  218-222 A.D. Denarius RSC182 RIC38.JPG
47 viewsOBV: IMP.ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
REV: P.M.TR.P.IIII.COS.III.P.P.
Sol radiate naked except for cloak over left arm standing half-left looking back right raising right hand and holding whip in left; star in field left
nigel nicholson
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16 viewsDenarius - 109-108 BC.
Q. LVTATIVS CERCO - Gens Lutatia
Obv.: ROMA CERCO, helmeted head of Roma (or Mars) right. XVI in monogram behind
Rev.: Q LVTATI, galley right within oak wreath.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 17,4
Crawford 305/1, Sear RCV 182.


Maxentius
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33 viewsTRAJAN - Semis - Mint of Antioch - 115/116 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM, radiate draped bust right
Rev.: DAC PARTHICO P M TR POT XX COS VI P P around SC within oak wreath.
Gs. 4,6 mm. 20,7
RIC 645, Cohen 123.
Maxentius
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28 viewsDenarius - 109/108 BC.
L. MEMMIVS - Gens Memmia
Obv.: Young male head (Apollo?) right, wearing oak-wreath; before, mark of value
Rev.: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; L MEMMI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,96
Crawf. 304/1, Sear RCV 181, Grueber II 643

Maxentius
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45 viewsprobably a Byzantine trachy of the Latin occupation (1204-1261). Obv: Bust of Christ. Rev: Standing emperor holding scepter cruciger and globus cruciger. Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLIX, 4, and Sear 2024.+Alexios
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64 viewsBulgarian trachy of Constantine Tich Asen (1257-1277). Obv: Bust of Christ. Rev: Czar on horseback, holding scepter topped with patriarchal cross. Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLVIII B (3). +Alexios
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54 views Bulgarian trachy of Constantine Tich Asen (1257-1277). Obv: Bust of Christ, + in left and right fields. Rev: Standing czar holding labarum-headed scepter and globus. Reference: Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLVIII B (1), and Radushev p.171.
+Alexios
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21 viewsMarcus aurelius
AY KAI M AUR ANTWNEINOC

AEXIALEON

Strack, AMNG II, 1, p. 224, no. 430, which he lists as a 3-units Æ24. Bust of the fully bearded M Aurelius, with cloak over armor, to r. (probably without laurel). AV K M AVRH | ANTÔNEINOS. Rev., Homonoia stg. to l., with kalathos, patera, and cornucopiae. AGXIA | LEÔN. He lists three specimens.
+Alexios
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53 viewsFAVSTINA II (wife of M. Aurelius) - As or Dupondius - 149/152 AD - Rome mint
Obv; FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev: VENVS S C, Venus standing right, drawing back cloak over right shoulder and holding apple
Gms 11,1 mm 26,2
RIC 1410c Cohen 257
1 commentsMaxentius
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33 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
1,6 gr. 15mm.
Antonivs Protti
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43 viewsManuel I, Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. AE 1/2 Tetarteron, Greek Mint, 1.2 grams. AE14. (As SB1975 but much smaller). P-over-w GIOC to left of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirass and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1980, BMC 78.
1.0 gr. 11mm.
Antonivs Protti
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24 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
2,2 gr. 16mm.
Antonivs Protti
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2 Augustus and Agrippa37 viewsAUGUSTUS & AGRIPPA
AE As of Gaul, Nemausus, struck. ca. 10 BC - 10 AD

IMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, in rostral crown, & Augustus, in oak wreath / COL NEM, crocodile chained to palm behind, wreath to left.

Sear 1730, Cohen 10, RPC 523/4
RI0006
Sosius
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2 Augustus and Agrippa AE As of Nemausus40 viewsAUGUSTUS & AGRIPPA
AE As of Gaul, Nemausus, struck. ca. 10 BC - 10 AD

IMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, in rostral crown, & Augustus, in oak wreath / COL NEM, crocodile chained to palm behind, wreath to left.

Sear 1730, Cohen 10, RPC 523/4. gF
RI0005
Sosius
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2.75 Agrippa56 viewsAGRIPPA
Æ As. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD

M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.

Cohen 3, RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius] Fine, roughness
RI0003
Sosius
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3 Tiberius 32 viewsTiberius
AE As, Turiaso, Spain

TI CAESAR AVG F AVGVSTVS IMP / II VIR in oak wreath, MVN TVRIASO MN SVLP LVCAN M SEMP FRONT

RPC.413, H.22
RI0052
Sosius
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7 Galba52 viewsGalba AE Sestertius (34mm, 24.69g).
Rome mint. Struck AD 68.
SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG TR P. Laureate and draped bust right / SPQR OB CIV SER within oak wreath.
RIC I 405

Ex Artifact Man Ancient Coins
2 commentsSosius
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15 Hadrian As, travel series, Cappadocia43 viewsHADRIAN
AE As
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, draped bust right / CAPPADOCIA S-C, Cappadocia, towered, in tunic & cloak with tassles, standing left holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus & standard.
RIC 848; gVF, pitting
This coin seems to have suffered from bronze disease in the past, and appears to have lost its patina as a result of the BD treatment.
RI0096
1 commentsSosius
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17 Antoninus Pius As33 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Rome Mint
AE As.
147-148 AD.
ANTONINVS PIVS P P TR P XI, Laureate head right / PRIMI DECEN NALES COS IIII S C, Legend in five lines within oak wreath.
RIC III, 853a; Cohen 676; BMC 817, RIC 853a
RI0075
1 commentsSosius
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Antoninus Pius As Sow suckling young590 viewsAntoninus Pius Æ As. 143-144 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / IMPERATOR II S-C, Sow seated right under helm-oak, suckling four young, another before, SC in ex. RIC 733, Cohen 450, BMC 1624 ancientone
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 187 Thessalonica, AE 324 viewsObverse:VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak. Plume on front of helmet.
Reverse:She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, O on wolf's shoulder, 2 stars above.
Mintmark SMTS epsilon, 16.1 mm., 2.5 g.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187

Notes: This variation with O on wolf's shoulder
NORMAN K
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 249 Siscia18 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. 2 stars above.
Mintmark SIS Siscia, 18.55 mm., 2.0 g.
Ref: RIC VII 249
NORMAN K
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Constantine I, RIC VII 124 Ticinum17 viewsObverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: MARTI CONSERVATORI, Mars in military dress standing right with spear in hand with point on ground and his left hand on shield set on the ground, cloak across right shoulder. .
19. mm., 2.5 g. Mintmark: S dot T Ticinum mint.
NORMAN K
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SOLD Thasos Dionysus Imitative Tetradrachm after 148 BC SOLD14 viewsSOLD Obverse - Dionysus with flowers in his hair and head band.
32.15mm 16.67gm
Reverse- Herekles naked with chlamys cloak & club
M in left field
HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN,
SOLD

cicerokid
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ΘEC in rectangular punch180 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Æ 23. A.D. 54-68. Obv: NE(PΩNC)EBAΣΣ-TOΣKAIΣAP (sic.). Bare head left; countermark across neck. Rev: ΘECCAΛ-ONIKH-ΩN in three lines in oak-wreath, eagle at top. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1603 (5 pcs); Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.36 g. Note: The name and face of Nero have been erased (damnatio). CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. He also notes that the application of the countermark was not directly connected with the erasure of the name and face of Nero, since this was done to only one of the seven specimens he identified. Collection Automan.Automan
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19 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (22mm, 12.13 g)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis
Oak wreath enclosing uncertain letters (OΞ monogram?)
Milne 5317-9; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3557-8
Ardatirion
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72 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Bas (Lower) Canada. Banque du Peuple du Montreal.
CU Sou Token (28mm, 8.73 g, 11h)
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dies by John Gibbs. Struck 1838.
AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE/ * BAS CANADA *
Bouquet BANQUE DU PEUPLE./ MONTREAL.
UN SOU within wreath of oak leaves
Charlton LC-5A3; Corteau 17; Breton 715
Ardatirion
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RIC.158 Augustus (AE, Nimes dupondius)9 viewsAugusutus, emperor (-27/14)
AE: Nimes dupondius (-8/-3, Nimes mint)

bronze, 20mm diameter, 12.74 g, die axis: 1h

A/ IMP / DIVI F above and below heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right), back to back, that of Agrippa wearing rostral crown and that of Augustus is oak-wreathed
R/ COL / ENM to left and right of a chained crocodile and a palm tree
1 commentsDroger
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11 viewsGERMANY, Kriegsgeld. Lembeck
FE 10 Pfennigen (18mm, 2.99 g, 12h)
Dated 1919
"1000 Jährige Vehm-Eiche * zu Erle *", oak tree
"Herrlichkeil Lembeck"/ 19 5 19/ " * Pfennig *"
Ardatirion
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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.
Yurii P
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"Epirus, the Epeirote Republic, Didrachm size modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC. "69 viewsEpirus, the Epeirote Republic, modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC.,
Didrachm size (ø 22 mm / 8,50 g), silver, axes about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 160°), edge: 50 % filed, 50 % hammered,
Obv.: A· , laureate head of Zeus Dodonaios right, A· behind, dotted border.
Rev.: AΠEI / PΩTAN , eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath, dotted border.
for prototype cf. BMC p. 89, no. 14 (drachm size 4,5-5,0 g., AI· -monogram behind head on obverse) ; - Dewing 1444 (same) ; Franke, - Epirus 100 (same) ; - SNG Cop. 108ff. ; for a drachm showing similar style cf. http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=748945 (also a fake?) .

1 commentsArminius
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(0098) TRAJAN--WOLF #147 views98 - 117 AD
AE QUADRANS 16 mm 3.54 g
O: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
LAUR BUST R, FOLDS OF CLOAK ON SHOULDERS
R: S C
SHE-WOLF STANDING R
BM-1060 ROME RIC 692
scarce and unexplained reverse type
(Ex HJBerk from John Twente Animal Collection)
laney
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(02) AUGUSTUS69 views AUGUSTUS
AUGUSTUS
27 BC - 14 AD
AE 24mm 12.02g
O: [PERM C]AE[S] AVG
BUST L
R: IVLIA TRAD WITHIN OAK WREATH
JULIA TRADUCTA, SPAIN
1 commentslaney
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(0253) GALLIENUS25 views253 - 268 AD
struck 260 - 268 AD
AE antoninianus 21 mm max. 1.98 g
O: [GALLIE]NVS AVG, radiate head right
R: [IOVI P]ROPVGNAT, Jupiter standing facing, nude but for cloak over shoulder, head right, brandishing thunderbolt in right, XI left
RIC V 214, ROME
laney
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*SOLD*12 viewsAugustus Copper dupondius

Attribution: RIC I 79, BMCRE I 143
Date: AD 23-26
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head l.
Reverse: S C within oak wreath
Size: 30.0 mm
Weight: 12.43 grams
ex- Forvm
Noah
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..SMHε.87 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.42 g, 17 mm, 11 h

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

Reverse: Anepigraphic

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

Exergue: ..SMHε.

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 134
drjbca
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.SMHε59 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.48 g, 17 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

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

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

Exergue: .SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 119
drjbca
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00 Domitian as Caesar RIC 53991 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; cloak flying out behind, r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 539 (R). BMC 122. RSC 665. BNC -.
Acquired from NumisCorner, June 2018.

This is the first denarius struck at Rome for Domitian as Caesar. Fittingly, it commemorates Domitian's appearance at Vespasian and Titus' joint Jewish War Triumph - 'while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse' (Suetonius, Domitian, ii), which was the normal conduct for a young prince on such occasions. The type was struck in three variants: firstly, with a clockwise obverse legend and DOMITIAN fully spelled out, as we see here. Secondly, it was shortened to DOMIT, with the legend still running clockwise. Lastly, the legend direction was changed to counter clockwise with DOMIT. The first two variants are quite rare, the last relatively common. On this coin we see a cloak flying out from behind Domitian. This interesting detail only appears on a few coins from the first variant and does not show up on subsequent issues of the type. Most likely this variant with the cloak was the earliest version of the type which was then quickly simplified by dropping the cloak all together.

Well centred in good early style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,236 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,
avers:- C·CAESAR–IMP·COS·ITER, Diademed, draped Venus Head Right,
revers:- A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left, placing right foot on prow, holding trisceles in right hand and cloak in left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 6h,
mint: Sicily, date: 47B.C., ref: Crawford-457/1, Sydneham-1022, Babelon-Julia-14, Alliena-1, C-1,
Q-001
"In late 47 BC Caesar was on Sicily, preparing for his assault on the Pompeian forces in north Africa. During this period a small issue of denarii was produced in his name by Aulus Allienus, then the proconsul of Sicily. The reverse shows a figure of Trinacrus, supposedly a son of Neptune, who may have been invented to account for the name Trinacria, commonly used for Sicily. The coins of Allienus must have seen considerable circulation: almost all surviving specimens are considerably worn."
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0017 - Denarius Octavian 30-29 BC54 viewsObv/Octavian head as Apollo, laureate, r.
Rev/IMP CAESAR, rostral column surmonted by cloaked figure (Octavian?), r. holding spear, l. parazonium.

Ag, 20.1mm, 3.47g
Mint: Rome.
RIC I/271 [S] - BMCRE 633 - BMCRR 4349 - RCV 1559 - Cohen (Imp.) 124 - Cohen (Rep.) 86 - Calicó 686 - RSC Augustus 124
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8598
4 commentsdafnis
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 040a, Spain, AR-Denarius, OB CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath, Rare!348 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 040a, Spain, AR-Denarius, OB CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath, Rare!
avers:-AVGVSTVS-CAESAR, Rare head right.
revers:-OB-CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath with ties erect in centre.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 6h,
mint: Spain, date: 19-18 B.C., ref: RIC I 40a, C-210,
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005. Claudius28 viewsClaudius AE Sestertius, RIC 112, Cohen 38, BMC 185
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head right / EX S C - P P - OB CIVES - SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath.
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005. Nero 54-68AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, 63AD. DECVRSIO. 38.6mm200 viewsObv. Laureate ead right, wearing aegis NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
Rev. Nero on horseback prancing right, wearing cuirass, short tunic, and billowing cloak, spear in right hand, to right soldier moving right. carrying vexillum; to leftin shallow relief, soldier running right DECVRSIO in ex
BMCRE 155; Cohen 94, RIC I 176 var (obv legend)
38.6mm, 180o, 63 A.D. Rome mint.
This sestertius was an early emission from the Rome Mint, which resumed striking bronze after about 10 years of inactivity. The talented engraver, perhaps with extra time for this initial project, produced one of the best dies in the entire imperial bronze series. The special style, complemented by superior execution, has similarities to later medallions.


The fine expressive portrait has higher relief than the more common Lugdunum issues.
The reverse uses the roundness of the flan and three geometric planes of relief to both present the scene in a format that draws the eye to the emperor and show movement that is lacking on almost all other Roman coins. The rare use of geometric planes was repeated on ADLOCVTIO sestertii of Galba five years later, perhaps the work of the same artist. Rome sestertii after 70 A.D. are of far less impressive style.


The lack of SC leaves the reverse fields uncluttered. SC stood for Senatus Consultum, "By Decree of the Senate" and signified the role of the Senate in the minting of brass and bronze coinage. Many sestertii of Caligula and some brass and bronze of Nero lack SC. Subsequent issues include SC again, until inflation produced the demise of the sestertius under Gallienus, c. 265 AD
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0050 - Denarius Lutatia 109-8 BC34 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., before CERCO, above (RO)MA, behind crossed X.
Rev/Galley r. within oak wreath, Q LVTATI above.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.94g
Moneyer: Q Lutatius Cerco.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 305/1 [dies o/r: 135/169] - Syd. 559 - Calicó 914 - BMCRR Italy 636 - RCV 182.
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2008
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0058 - Denarius Augustus 19-8 BC34 viewsObv/Oak-wreathed head of Augustus r.
Rev/CAESAR AVGVSTVS, two laurel branches.

Ag, 17.8mm, 3.60g
Mint: Colonia CaesarAugusta (?)
RIC I/33a [R2] - Calicó 709
ex-Gerhard Hirsch, auction 254/5, lot 1711
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006 GALBA29 viewsEMPEROR: Galba
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right
REVERSE: SPQR OB CS, legend in three lines within oak wreath
DATE: AD July 68 - January 69
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.45 g
RIC: I.167 (R)
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007. Galba (68 AD - 69 AD)154 viewsGALBA. 68-69 AD.

Galba had displayed talent and ambition during his lengthy career. He enjoyed distinguished ancestry, moved easily among the Julio-Claudian emperors (with the exception of Nero towards the end of his principate), and had been awarded the highest military and religious honors of ancient Rome. His qualifications for the principate cannot be questioned. Even so, history has been unkind to him. Tacitus characterized Galba as "weak and old," a man "equal to the imperial office, if he had never held it." To be sure, Galba's greatest mistake lay in his general handling of the military. His treatment of the army in Upper Germany was heedless, his policy towards the praetorians short sighted. Given the climate in 68-69, Galba was unrealistic in expecting disciplina without paying the promised rewards.

AR Denarius (18mm, 2.97 gm). Rome mint. Bare head right / Legend in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167; RSC 287. Ex-CNG
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011 Agrippa76 viewsAgrippa, Æ As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]


It's a bit glossy and hard to get a great shot
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0116 - Denarius Octavian 32-29 BC33 viewsObv/ Head of Venus r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ CAESAR DIVI F, Octavian l., in military dress, cloak flying behind, holding spear.

Ag, 20.2 mm, 3.51 g
Mint: Italy (Brundisium or Roma?)
RIC I/251 [S]
ex-Nomisma, auction e2, lot 18
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0149 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 147-8 AC16 viewsObv/ ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XI, laureate head of A.P. r.
Rev/ PRIMI DECEN COS IIII, inside oak wreath.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.29 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC III/171 [S]
ex-Numismatica Tintinna, auction e11, lot 2031
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #163 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #1
avers: NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAΡ, Bare head of Nero left.
reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN in three lines, surrounded by an oak wreath, eagle with wings spread above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 6,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 54-68 A.D., ref: RPC-1603, Moushmov Online 6707b,
Q-001
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0162 - Denarius Septimius Severus 194 AC62 viewsObv/ IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ MARTI VICT, Marte helmeted, naked except cloak, holding spear and trophy.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 1.85 g
Mint: Emesa.
BMCRE V/377 – RIC IV.1/405 [S]
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, eBay feb 2012 - art. #160723022411
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0169 - Denarius Hostilia 48 BC46 viewsObv/Female head r., wearing oak-wreath.
Rev/Victory advancing r., holding caduceus and palm-branch, L HOSTILIVS before, SASERNA behind.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.95g
Moneyer: L. Hostilius Saserna.
Mint: Roma.
RRC 448/1a [dies o/r: 99/110 (var. 1a+1b)] - Syd.951 - RSC Hostilia 5
ex-AUREA Numismatika, auction 49, lot 3207
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017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0167, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR/OB/CS in wreath,141 views017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0167, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR/OB/CS in wreath,
avers: IMP-SER-GALBA-AVG, bare head right.
revers: No legends, SPQR/OB/CS legend in three lines within oak wreath.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 68-69 A.D., ref: RIC-167, p-241, C-287,
Q-001
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0186 - Denarius Augustus 19-18 AC50 viewsObv/ Oak-wreathed head of Augustus r.
Rev/ Shield (clipeus votivus) inscribed CL V; around, S P Q R; above and below CAESAR AVGVSTVS; to both sides, laurel branches.

Ag, 18.1 mm, 3.80g
Mint: Colonia CaesarAugusta (?)
RIC I/36a [R3] - BMCRE I/354
ex-AENP Numismatic Convention, Madrid, march 2014 (Herrero)
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02 Augustus RIC I 0037a68 viewsAugustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D. AR Denarius. Spanish Mint c. 19-18 A.D. (3.43g, 19.7m, 6h). Obv: AVGVSTVS CAESAR, oak-wreathed head right. Rev: DIVVS IVLIVS, to l. and r. of eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. RIC I 37a. RSC 98.

The Caesaris Astrum, or Star of Caesar, appeared in 44 B.C., mere months after Caesar’s assassination during the Ludi Victoriae Caesaris. The appearance of the comet was taken as a dramatic sign of the deification of Caesar, and not lost on Augustus as an ongoing propaganda opportunity as this coin demonstrates.
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020 - Nero Denarius - RIC 28 (Pre-reform)61 viewsObv:– NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, Bare head right
Rev:– PONTIF MAX TR P VII COS IIII P P, Oak leaves, surrounding EX SC
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 60-61
References:– RIC II 28 (R3)
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021 Vespasian. AR Denarius 3.5gm48 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN laur. head r.
rev: SPQR inside oak wreath
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AE27 of Colonia Julia Traducta47 viewsobv: PERM.CAES.AVG (bare head of Augustus left)
rev: IVLIA.TRAD (in oak wreath)
ref: RPC99, C.151, S.0538, Burgos215
mint: Colonia Julia Traducta (Hispania)
10.77gms, 27mm

A rare coin from a colony of Hispania Baetica, Julia Traducta (today Algesiras)
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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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03 01 Tiberius RIC 454 viewsTiberius 14-37 A.D. AR Denarius. Lugdunum Mint, 15-16 A.D. (3.74g, 17.6mm, 6h). Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Rev: [TR POT X]VII. IMP [VII] in exergue, Tiberius, laur. And cloaked, stg. In slow Quadriga r., holding laurel branch and eagle tipped scepter. RIC I 4 (R2), BMC 7, RSC 48.

For an emperor with relatively long reign, Tiberius’ silver coinage was remarkably unvaried with the ubiquitous “tribute penny” making up the bulk of his denarii. This is a decent example of, perhaps, the second most common silver coin. Although the reverse legends are largely off the flan, the obverse has a decent portrait and legend.
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030 - Vespasian denarius - RIC 10350 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head left
Rev:– COS VIII, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak round waist, standing left, holding spear slanting upwards in right hand and trophy on left shoulder
Minted in Rome. A.D. 77-78
Reference:– BMC 202. RIC 103. RSC 126.
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030 - Vespasian denarius - RIC II (New) 3935 viewsObv:- IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev:- TRI POT II COS III P P, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak round waist, advancing right, holding spear in right, and aquila over left shoulder
Minted in Rome January - June A.D. 71 (RIC II (New) dating)
Reference:- RIC II (New) 39 (Rated R). RIC II (Old) 38 corr. (Rated C) (doesn't mention aquila)
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0077var, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Roma seated on cuirass left,111 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0077var, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Roma seated on cuirass left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, with fold of cloak on front shoulder, with a visible thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Roma seated on cuirass left, holding Victory and spear, shield and quiver behind Rome.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-19,3mm, weight: 3,12g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 123 A.D., ref: RIC II 77var., p-349, C-, Strack 121,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #191 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, with fold of cloak on front shoulder, with a visible thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap and a winged frontal Medusa head (gorgoneion) on the breast of Hadrian's cuirass.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, holding patera over altar, holding scepter.
exergue: -/-//CLEM, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 121 A.D., ref: RIC II 0116var.,
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035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0438 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Funeral pyre,95 views035a Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0438 (Marc. Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRAIO, Funeral pyre,
avers:- DIVVS-ANTONINVS, Bare-headed bust right, folds of cloak on front shoulder and wrapped around neck.
revers:- CONSECRAIO, Four tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and statues, door in second tier, facing quadriga on top.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,4-17,7mm, weight: 2,57g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: Consecration issue, struck after Pius' death in 161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-(Marcus Aurelius)-438-p-247, C-164a, BMC-60,
Q-001
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04 Domitian as Caesar RIC 957159 viewsAR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V; Horseman, helmeted, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, on horse prancing r., with r. hand thrown upwards and back
RIC 957 (C2). BMC 234. RSC 49. BNC 207.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, September 2007.

Issued at a time when Domitian was aspiring to an Eastern command against the Alani, Mattingly attributes this type to that cause: The rider is Mars calling Rome to the field of battle.

Other theories suggest the rider is either Domitian or a soldier. Curtis Clay has also proposed the idea that this type may well be of a commemorative nature, since much of Vespasian's coinage are copies of past popular types.

A lovely coin in hand, the portrait was the reason this one found a home in my collection.
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04a Domitian as Caesar RIC 958143 viewsAR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS V; Horseman, helmeted, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, on horse prancing r., with r. hand thrown upwards and back
RIC 958 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, September 2015.

Second known specimen of this type with left facing portrait. A die match with the unique RIC plate coin. Left facing portraits of Domitian are quite rare and highly prized by collectors.

In fine style with honest wear. The portrait is outstanding!
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05 Claudius RIC I 6465 viewsClaudius. 41-54 A.D. Rome Mint 51-2 A.D. (3.32g, 18.4m, 0h). Obv: [TI CLA]VD CAESAR AVG PM TR P XI IMP P P C[OS V], laureate head right. Rev: SPQR/PP/OBCS in three lines in oak wreath. RIC I 64. RSC 96.

Claudius was put on the throne by the Praetorian Guard after the murder of Caligula, and was eventually murdered by Nero’s mother. This is a worn coin and common reverse during Claudius’ reign, but I wanted to obtain it as denarii of Claudius seem few and far between, second only to Gaius in the 12 Caesar series it seems.
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.21. 03, AE-17, Telesphoros standing,98 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.21. 03, AE-17, Telesphoros standing,
avers:- AV-K-M-AVPH-ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing faceing.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,2mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 4h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) HHJ-8.18.21.03, p-202,
Q-001
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053 - Lucius Verus Denarius - Unlisted with this bust type62 viewsObv:– IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– CONCORD AVG TR P / COS II, Concordia seated left holding patera
Unlisted.
Notes - with many thanks to Curtis Clay for his help with the following information on this coin.
This is a somewhat scarce type for Verus on denarii. The RD hoard lists 9 specimens without TR P in the reverse legend and 6 specimens like this with TR P. Of the 6 RD coins with TR P, 4 showed head bare, 1 head bare with fold of cloak on shoulders, 1 bust draped with head bare. The last two were new variants, the first had been reported in Rivista ital. di num. 1907. New specimens of this coin can easily show new bust variants and this is one of them.
BMC lists ten different right-facing portrait types for Verus on aurei and denarii of 161, plus three left-facing types!
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055 - Commodus denarius - RIC 05428 viewsObv:– M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, Mars, naked except for cloak flying behind him, advancing right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Rome. A.D. 183
Reference RIC III (Commodus) 54. RSC 878
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06 Galba51 viewsGalba Denarius. IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right / SPQR OB CS, legend in three lines within oak wreath. BMC 34, RSC 287, RIC 167. Weight 3.29 g. Die Axis 6 hr.

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06 Nero RIC I 1539 viewsNero. 54-68 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 54 A.D. Oct.-Dec.. (3.43g, 19.1mm, 9h) . Obv: NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, bare head right. Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P IIII PP around oak-wreath enclosing EX SC. RIC I 15 (R2).

A worn but scarce pre-reform denarius from early in Nero’s reign. Despite the wear, the weight of this specimen is quite nice. The EX SC with the oak wreath could allude to the Senate’s awarding of the corona civica to Nero. This specimen also has a very unusual die axis for imperial coinage of the Roman mint from this time.
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061 Ferenc József I. (Franz Joseph I.), King of Hungary, (1848-1916 AD A.D.), AE-4 Kreuzer, U-1480a, H-2170, K-B/1868, #01179 views061 Ferenc József I. (Franz Joseph I.), King of Hungary, (1848-1916 AD A.D.), AE-4 Kreuzer, U-1480a, H-2170, K-B/1868, #01
avers: MAGYAR KIRÁLYI VÁLTÓ PÉNZ, Two angels holding the Holy Crown over Hungarian shield, laurel-branches crossed below, border of dots.
revers: 4/1868/K•B•,in oak-wreath, border of dots.
diameter: 27,0mm, weight: 13,49g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, mint mark: K•B•, Körmöcbánya, (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica),
date: 1868 A.D., ref: Unger-3 1480a/1868, Huszar 2170/1868,
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066 - Caracalla Ae As - RIC 532b23 viewsObv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P - S C, Mars, helmeted in military dress, cloak over left arm, standing front, head left, right knee slightly bent, holding branch raised in right hand and vertical spear in left hand. Items on ground. I cannot really make them out but at magnification they look like helmet on left, cuirass between legs and spear resting on shield.

This seems to generally match RIC 532b, which cites Cohen 260. RIC 532a is the same reverse type with a Laureate head right. BMCRE does not include this type with this bust but does include the type in the notes to BMCRE 268. BMCRE 268, which is the Laureate head type is described as right foot on helmet with cuirass? to right.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 01139 viewsObv:– M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF, Young bare-headed bust, draped right
Rev:– MARTI VLTORI, Mars, naked except for cloak floating around waist, walking right holding spear and trophy
Reference:– Van Meter 48. RIC 11. RSC 154.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 080b39 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P VIIII COS II, Mars, naked apart except for cloak from shoulder, standing half-left, foot on helmet
Reference:– RIC 80b. RSC 420
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 08839 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P X COS II, Mars, naked except for cloak flying from waist, advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder
Minted in Rome, A.D. 217
References:– VM 72/1, RIC 88 (Common), RCV02 6862, RSC 431
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 088 17 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P X COS II, Mars, naked apart except for cloak from waist, advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder
Minted in Rome. A.D. 207
Reference(s) – RIC 88. RSC 431
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 24035 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Jupiter, naked, but for cloak on shoulder, standing half left holding thunderbolt and long sceptre, eagle at feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 214.
Reference:– RIC 240. RCV02 6832. RSC 239.
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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.
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07 Galba, RIC I 16749 viewsGalba July, 68-Jan., 69. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Aug-Oct 68 A.D. (3.07g, 17.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right. Rev: SPQR OB CS in 3 lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167, RSC 287, Sear 2109.

Upon the death of Nero, Galba’s troops proclaimed him emperor on April 3, 68 A.D. Governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, he marched on Rome and assumed the throne, but was assassinated in a plot by Otho on January 15, 69 beginning the year of 4 emperors.
1 commentsLucas H
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07. Elagabalus year IIII.13 viewsDenarius, 221 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: PM TR P IIII COS III P P / Sol, radiate and with flying cloak, raising right hand and holding whip in left hand. Star in field.
3.76 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #40.
Callimachus
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 00542 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped, bust right
Rev:– P M TR P COS P P, Jupiter, naked, but for cloak behind, over arms, standing front, head left, holding thunderbolt and long sceptre
Minted in Rome, A.D. 222
References:– VM 35/1, RIC 5 (Common), RCV02 7891, RSC 204
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0848 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Cappadocia standing11 viewsReference.
RIC 848c; C. 205; BMC 1730; Strack 714.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, right

Rev. CAPPADOCIA, S C across field
Cappadocia towered wearing tunic and cloak with tassels standing left holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus and a standard.

13.91 gr
28 mm
6h
okidoki
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0848 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Cappadocia standing27 viewsReference.
RIC 848c; C. 205; BMC 1730; Strack 714.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, right

Rev. CAPPADOCIA, S C across field
Cappadocia towered wearing tunic and cloak with tassels standing left holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus and a standard.

11.24 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
okidoki
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09 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1445121 viewsAR Denarius, 3.01g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F; Bust of Domitian, cuirassed, seen from front, Medusa head on breast of cuirass, fold of cloak on left shoulder, head bare, r.
Rev: AVG and EPHE in oak wreath
RIC 1445 (R). BMC 469. RSC 22. RPC 846 (4 spec.). BNC 362.
Ex CNG E88, 14 September 2011, lot 1302.

Minted in 71 AD, this denarius is part of the first series ever issued for Domitian. The draped and cuirassed bust type chosen here is unusual for the Flavian era...one wonders why it was used only for Domitian and not Vespasian or Titus. The reverse is a standard type shared with Vespasian and Titus at Ephesus.

I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to obtain a Domitian as Caesar denarius from Ephesus, these are wonderful coins.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I --, Göbl 383x., Roma, S/-//--, IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right, 117 views090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I --, Göbl 383x., Roma, S/-//--, IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right,
avers: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right.
reverse: IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter standing right, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, cloak flying right. S in left field.
exergue: S/-//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: 1h,
mint: Roma, date: A.D., ref: RIC V-I --, p-, Göbl 383,
Q-001
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0976-1025 AD - Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) - Anonymous Follis, Class A213 viewsEmperor: Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) (r. 976-1025 AD)
Date: 976-1025 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class A2

Obverse: -
Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left holds book with probable in jeweled border. In field, - .

Reverse: ///
above and beneath.

Sear 1813; probable DO A2.25
15.47g; 35.3mm; 30°
Pep
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0976-1025 AD - Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) - Anonymous Follis, Class A2.2420 viewsEmperor: Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) (r. 976-1025 AD)
Date: 976-1025 AD
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class A2

Obverse: -
Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left holds book with in jeweled border. In field, - .

Reverse: ///
above and beneath.

DO A2.24; Sear 1813
13.40g; 29.0mm; 180°
Pep
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09a Domitian as Caesar RIC 1446113 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F; Bust of Domitian, cuirassed, seen from front, Medusa head on breast of cuirass, fold of cloak on left shoulder, head bare, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, EPHE
RIC 1446 (C). BMC 470. RSC 38. RPC 847 (10 spec.). BNC 363.
Acquired from Lucernae, eBay, January 2015.

In Domitian's first imperial coinage issue he was given special treatment regarding the bust type chosen. The engravers at Ephesus depicted him cuirassed with a cloak draped over his left shoulder. Vespasian and Titus were not engraved so elaborately (although at Antioch Titus' bust is draped). Why this is so is a mystery. Unusually Domitian shares the same reverse types as Vespasian and Titus in this series, unlike at Rome where he largely had his own unique types. This Ceres reverse is probably the most common of his Ephesus denarii.

A worn coin to be sure, but the handsome bust shines through the wear.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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1-2-4 - AUGUSTUS (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)51 viewsColonia Patricia
Hispania Ulterior Bética

AE AS 26 mm 10.9 gr

Anv: ”PERM CAES AVG” – Cabeza desnuda, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”COLONIA PATRICIA” – Leyenda en dos lineas, dentro de una corona de hojas de roble.

Acuñada: aproximadamente 18 A.C. - 14 D.C.

Referencias: RPC #129 – SNG Cop #466 - Alvarez Burgos #1563 - Sear GICV I #16, Pag.3 - Sear '88 #537 - Cohen #607, Pag.150 - Lindgren #87 - Vives #165.3 - Heiss #6, Pag.298
mdelvalle
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1-3-4 - AUGUSTUS (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)48 viewsColonia Julia Traducta
Hispania

AE AS 25 mm 13.3 gr

Anv: ”PERM CAES AVG” – Cabeza desnuda, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”IVLIA TRAD” – Leyenda en dos lineas, dentro de una corona de hojas de roble.

Acuñada: aproximadamente 15 A.C. - 14 D.C.

Referencias: RPC #108 – SNG Cop #459 - Sear GICV I #18, Pag.3 - Sear '88 #538 - Cohen #623, Pag.151 - Vives #164.13 - Heiss #2, Pag.336
mdelvalle
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1078-1081 AD - Nicephorus III (Botaniates) - Anonymous Follis, Class I11 viewsEmperor: Nicephorus III (Botaniates) (r. 1078-1081 AD)
Date: 1078-1081 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class I

Obverse: No legend
Bust of Christ facing, having long, slightly forked beard and cross nimbus with one pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand blessing inwards in sling of cloak, left holds book, with on cover, from beneath. In field, - .

Reverse: No legend
Latin cross with one large and two small pellets at each extremity, small cross at intersection, and pellet with floral ornaments to left and right at base. Above, crescents to left and right.

DO I; Sear 1889
5.13g; 22.9mm; 195°
Pep
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11 - Septimius Severus AR Denarius - ' 'HERCULI DEFENS ' - Hercules81 viewsRoman Empire, Severan Dynasty.
Emperor Septimius Severus (193 - 211 AD) Silver Denarius.

obv: - Laureate head right.
rev: HERCULI DEFENS - Hercules standing facing right, leaning on club, cloaked w/ lionskin.
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Nice reverse!
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4134, RIC V-I 007, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PACATOR ORBIS, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Sol running left, #1143 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4134, RIC V-I 007, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PACATOR ORBIS, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Sol running left, #1
avers: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P F AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: PACATOR ORBIS, Sol running left, with right hand raised and holding the whip in left hand, cloak flying behind. (Sol 3).
exergue: -/-/III, diameter: 20,0-22,4mm, weight: 3,64g, axes: 7h,
mint: Lyon, iss-2, off-3, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 007, T-(Estiot)-4134, Bastien 137,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 177, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//R Q Γ, Mars walking left, #1116 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 177, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//R Q Γ, Mars walking left, #1
avers: PROBV-S-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers: MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Billowing cloak behind shield.
exergo: -/-//R Q Γ, diameter: 19,5-21mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 7th emission of Rome, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-177, p-36, C-350,
Q-001
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #1120 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #1
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, folds of cloak on both shoulders. (F)
revers: VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe and scepter, seated captive on either side.
exerg: -/-//KAs, diameter: 22,4-24,4mm, weight: 4,53g, axes: 1h,
mint: Rome, 3rd officinae, date: 283A.D., ref: RIC V-II 423F, p-196,
Q-001
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #2129 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #2
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, folds of cloak on both shoulders. (F)
revers: VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe and scepter, seated captive on either side.
exerg: -/-//KAs, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, 3rd officinae, date: 283A.D., ref: RIC V-II 423F, p-196,
Q-002
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132 - Probus - RIC 177 - Bust type F (Rome) (RQΓ)31 viewsObv:– PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Billowing cloak behind shield
Minted in Rome (RQΓ in exe) Emission 7 Officina 3. A.D. 282
Reference(s) – RIC 177 Bust type F
Weight 4.22 gms
Size 23.22mm

Part of the AEQVITI series of Rome (Q)
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (Γ)45 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).

There is growing evidence that this coin forms part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.

A fascinating coin with lots of fine detail.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (Γ) 31 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).

There is growing evidence that this coin forms part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.

A fascinating coin with lots of fine detail.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 862 - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KAB)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
Reference:– RIC 862 Bust type H
A lovely example with a good strike and fully silvered.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 862 Bust Type H21 viewsAntonianus
Obv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB) Emission 4, Officina 2. Minted A.D. 277.
Reference:– RIC 862 Bust type H

Nearly filly silvered.
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132 - Probus - RIC 862 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (KAA)67 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (KAA in exe) Emission 4 Officina 1. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 862 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC.)
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H14 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in consular robe holding eagle-tipped scepter in left
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Mint – Cyzicus (CM / XXI) Emission 3, Officina 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust Type H
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (Γ)68 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (Γ in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (Γ)17 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (Γ in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H

Updated image.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (A)20 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (A in exe) Emission 2 Officina 1. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (B)28 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (B in exe) Emission 2 Officina 2. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H

Ex - Philippe Gysen
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (D)9 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (D in exe) Emission 2 Officina 5. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (E)28 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (E in exe) Emission 2 Officina 5. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (None)63 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (None) Emission 2. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,142 views137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,
avers: - URBS-ROMA, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak,
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
exerg: SMHB, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axes: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 336-337 A.D., ref: RIC VII 156, p-561, R3!!!,
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141 - Diocletian - Antoninianus - RIC V 167 Bust Type F17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv: IMP DIOCLE-TIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI F-VLGERATORI, [to Jupiter the Thunderer] Jupiter, naked except for cloak fluttering over left arm, right foot drawn back in act to throw thunderbolt, which is raised up in right hand; head right, At feet left., eagle standing left, head right
Minted in Rome (//XXIB).
Reference(s) – RIC V 167 Bust Type F

3.77 gms. 24.46 mm. 0 degrees
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 139, AE-3 Follis, T/F//BTR, PRINCIPI•I VVENTVTIS, Crispus, laureate, in military dress right, #1113 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 139, AE-3 Follis, T/F//BTR, PRINCIPI•I VVENTVTIS, Crispus, laureate, in military dress right, #1
avers:- FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES (5b,B4), Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PRINCIPI•I VVENTVTIS, Crispus, laureate, in military dress, cloak spread, standing right holding transverse spear and globe.
exerg: T/F//BTR, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 5h,
mint: Treveri, date: 317 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-139, p-175,
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143 AD: The king of Armenia is appointed by Antoninus Pius193 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.57g, 31mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
REX ARMENIIS DATVS [around] S C [in ex.] Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head turned left, placing a tiara on the head of the Armenian king, standing left, wearing short tunica and cloak, his right hand raised and holding a roll in his left.
RIC 619 [R]; BMC 1272; Cohen 686; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:42
ex The New York Sale XX jan 2009; ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 147 lot 2159, March 2006
In A.D. 143, Antoninus Pius appointed kings for the Armenians and the Quadi and dedicated separate issues for both events.
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 13 12 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, cloak over right shoulder, standing right, holding upright spear, point downwards, resting left hand on shield
Minted in Ticinum (* | _ // ST). A.D. 314-315
Reference(s) – RIC VII Ticinum 13 (Rated R3)
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 13 var 29 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, cloak over right shoulder, standing right, holding upright spear, point downwards, resting left hand on shield
Minted in Ticinum (* | _ // PT). A.D. 314-315
Reference:– RIC VII Ticinum 13 var (Unlisted officina - Example noted on NotInRIC)
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156 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing16 viewsReference.
RIC 156d; C. 304; BMC 350

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

Rev. COS III
Neptune, naked except for cloak over right thigh, standing right with right foot resting on prow, holding trident in right hand and acrostolium in left

2.91 gr
18 mm
7h
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159 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing20 viewsScarce.

Reference.
Strack 162; RIC 159d var(slight drapery); c.313

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Neptune, naked except for cloak over right thigh, standing left with right foot resting on globe, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left

2.9 gr
18 mm
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160 - Constantine the Great - AE Folis - RIC VI Lugdunum 304 23 viewsObv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from rear)
Rev:- MARTI CO-NSERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (F | T / PLC). Sping A.D. 310-311
Reference:– Bastien XI 531 (34 examples of which 29 with this reverse legend break). RIC VI Lugdunum 304 (C)

24.30 mm. 3.98 gms. 45 degrees.
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI London 251 16 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CO-NSERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in London (* | _ // PLN). Late A.D. 312- May A.D. 313
Reference:– RIC VI London 251 (Rated S with CON-S, noted rarely occurring with CO-NS. This seems to be supported by a spot check of other coins of this issue)
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VI Trier 86237 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CONSERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (T | F / PTR).
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 862

Weight 4.63g. 23.27mm.
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Trier 105 var30 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left hand and raising right (spread coak)
Minted in Trier (T | F / ATR).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 105 var (Spread chlamys rather than over shoulder as on 105)

Weight 3.45g. 20.36mm.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI London 25125 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CONSERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in London (* | _ / PLN). Late A.D. 312-313
Reference:– RIC VI London 251 (Scarce)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Ticinum 124a42 viewsFollis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CONSERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Ticinum (//TT). A.D. 312-313
Reference:– RIC VI Ticinum 124a (S)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Ticinum 124a37 viewsFollis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CONSERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Ticinum (//TT). A.D. 312-313
Reference:– RIC VI Ticinum 124a (S)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Trier 85531 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:- MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (T | F / PTR). A.D. 310 - 313
Reference(s) – RIC VI Trier 855 (S).

3.64g. 23.95 mm. 180 degrees.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Trier 897 (Half Follis)18 viewsHalf Follis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CONSERV, Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (// PTR). A.D. 310 - 311
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 897 (S)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Trier 897 (Half Follis)16 viewsHalf Follis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI CONSERV, Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (// PTR). A.D. 310 - 311
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 897 (S)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Lugdunum 01020 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from rear)
Rev:- MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak hanging over right shoulder, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (T | F / PLC). A.D. 315
Reference:– Bastien XI 570 (30 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 10 (R2)

20.19mm. 3.41 gms. 180 degrees.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Trier 08228 viewsFollis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CON-SERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (B | S / PTR). A.D. 315-316
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 82 (S)

Weight 3.62g. 21.48mm.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Trier 115 var2 viewsAE Follis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CONS-ERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, looking left, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (T | F / BTR). A.D. 315-316
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 115 var (Reverse legend break, N-S break is R5. This reverse legend break is known from a single example in Vienna for RIC 117)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Trier 11838 viewsAE Follis
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CON-SERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, looking left, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (T | F / BTR). A.D. 315-316
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 118 (R4)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII VII Trier 08030 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:–. MARTI CON-SERVATORI. Mars helmeted, in military dress, spread cloak, standing, right, holding reversed spear, left hand leaning on shield
Minted in Trier (A | S / PTR). A.D. 315-316
Reference(s) – RIC VII Trier 80 (R2)

3.76g. 20.44 mm. 180 degrees.
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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.
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 16717 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped amd cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE, Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding globe in left with cloak draped over left shoulder
Minted in Thessalonica (//.TSB.).
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 23 (R2)
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1791 AE Halfpenny Token. Hull, Yorkshire.40 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS TERTIUS REX •. Equestrian statue of King William III facing right; in exergue, MDCLXXXIX.
Reverse: HULL HALFPENNY. Coat of Arms of Hull (a shield bearing three crowns vertically) between sprigs of oak, 1791 above.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF IONATHAN GARTON & Co • X •.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 19

This token was issued by Jonathan Garton who was a linen draper with a business in the market place in Hull.
There is slight die damage, a common feature of 18th century tokens, visible at the horse's breast on the obverse.

The “three crowns” have been used as Hull’s coat of arms since the early 1400s. A depiction of the shield in stained glass in St Mary’s Church Lowgate dates from the reign of Richard III (1483-85) and is among the earliest versions to survive.
The equestrian statue of William III depicted on this token is one of Hull's key landmarks, it has been standing in the centre of the city square since 1734.
*Alex
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1791 AE Halfpenny Token. Hull, Yorkshire.32 viewsObverse: No legend. A ship sailing right, two laurel branches below.
Reverse: HULL HALFPENNY / 1791. Coat of Arms of Hull (a shield bearing three crowns vertically) between two sprigs of oak with eight acorns on each branch.
Edge: PAYABLE IN HULL AND IN LONDON • X X •.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 7
Dalton & Hamer: 22

This token was issued by Jonathan Garton who was a linen draper with a business in the market place in Hull.
The dies for this token were engraved by John Gregory Hancock who was also probably responsible for manufacturing it.

The “three crowns” have been used as Hull’s coat of arms since the early 1400s. The College of Arms, the institution which regulates heraldry in England, confirmed the right of the Borough (now City) of Hull to use the crowns in the 1600s. Since then, virtually every public building in the City has been decorated with the coat of arms.
A depiction of the shield in stained glass in St Mary’s Church Lowgate dates from the reign of Richard III (1483-85) and is among the earliest versions to survive.
*Alex
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1792 AE Halfpenny Token. Yarmouth, Norfolk.23 viewsObverse: LET YARMOUTH FLOURISH :. Coat of Arms of Yarmouth over crossed sprigs of oak. Small incuse rosette countermark in field to right of shield. The Coat of Arms combines three lion's heads from the Royal Arms with the tails of three silver herrings, believed to come from the original arms of Yarmouth.
Reverse: YARMOUTH HALFPENNY. Three masted ship sailing right; 1792, in panel below.
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE GLASS WAREHOUSE OF W. ABSOLON • X •.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 52

This token was issued by William Absolon (1751 – 1815), a British ceramist who, from 1784, sold English and foreign china and glass but also later offered gilding, enameling and painting services at his shop, No 4, at the lower end of Market Row in Yarmouth.
Absolon bought in wares from the Wedgewood, Davenport, Turner and Staffordshire factories, which he then decorated. He painted dessert services with botanical subjects with the Latin name of the plant inscribed on the plate or dish and also his mark; Absolon Yarm and No 25. He also decorated Turner Ware and Cream Ware Jugs adding mottoes, such as; a Trifle from Yarmouth, or Success to the Trade. Absolon died in 1815 and although his business continued, the quality declined. Today, his work attracts high prices at auction.
*Alex
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1795 AE Halfpenny, North Wales, Anglesey.17 viewsObverse: No legend. Druid's head wearing cowl facing left, surrounded by oak wreath; engraver's initial "W" (for Wyon) in raised letters at bottom of bust (see inset).
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: PAYABLE IN LONDON, the rest engrailed.
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 429
RARE

The diesinker for this token was Thomas Wyon and it was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his works in Birmingham.
The Druid's head was a feature of the Parys Mine in Anglesey, North Wales and was used on some of the earliest issues of 18th century Tokens.
This piece was issued for general circulation.
*Alex
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17o. Crispus: Aquileia.17 viewsAE3, 317, Aquileia mint.
Obverse: CRISPVS NOB CAES / Laureate bust of Crispus.
Reverse: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS / Crispus standing, helmeted and in military dress, cloak over shoulder, resting his shield on ground, holding spear.
Mint mark: AQT
3.71 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #9; PBCC #748; Sear 16709.

The reverse legend of this coin is unique in all of Roman coinage. It can not be a simple spelling error -- PRINCIPIA (military headquarters) for PRINCIPI (Prince) -- because it exists on coins from several different mints. Thus it has got to be taken as referring to the military training given to Crispus and his commission to Gaul in 317 - 318.
Callimachus
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1809 - 1810 "BRUTUS" Undated AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.153 viewsObverse: BRUTUS. Bare head of Lucius Junius Brutus facing left.
Reverse: Britannia seated left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, BCC (British Copper Company) on the ground below; all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Grained.
Diameter: 28mm
Bowman: 24 | Withers: 621

The principal die engraver for this token was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830).

This token was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, bought the Walthamstow site beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London. The copper was smelted in "Landore" near Swansea in South Wales and brought by barge around the south coast up the Thames and the Lea to the mill. The copper ingots were then rolled into thin sheets which were sent all over the country to be stamped into coins. The main purpose of the BCC would have been to sell its copper, whether in the form of tokens, or sheets of metal. These penny and half penny tokens were not issued exclusively for use in Walthamstow, the halfpennies in particular do not bear the name of a place where they could have been redeemed except the very tiny BCC found on the ground by Britannia's shield. The copper rolling mill buildings at Walthamstow were converted into a pumping station in the 1860s and were later incorporated, by Thames Water, into a large water treatment works.

Lucius Junius Brutus, one of the first two consuls of Rome, was said to have killed two of his sons who were plotting to restore the monarchy of the Tarquins, he thus became a hero for patriotism and freedom.
*Alex
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1809 - 1810 "MERCURY" Undated AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.65 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Mercury wearing Petasus facing left, caduceus behind.
Reverse: Britannia seated left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, BCC (British Copper Company) on the ground below; all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 28mm
Davis 36 | Coxall type 3

The principal die engraver was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830). About 1796, Thomas went into business in Birmingham with his brother Peter as a general die-engraver. From 1800, he carried on his business from London, where he engraved many dies for tokens, and in 1816 he was appointed chief engraver of the seals. He died on 18th October, 1830.

This token was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, bought the Walthamstow site beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London.
*Alex
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1811 "VINCIT AMOR" AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.38 viewsObverse: VINCIT AMOR PATRIÆ 1811. Small laureate bust of Lucius Junius Brutus facing right.
Reverse: Britannia seated facing left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, BCC bottom right of shield, all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Grained.
Diameter: 28mm.
Davis 17, Coxall type 10

The principal die engraver for this token was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830). It was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, erected copper rolling mill buildings at Walthamstow beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London.

'Vincit amor patriæ' is a quotation from Virgil, though what Virgil wrote was vincet, in the future tense (Aeneid 6.823). The context is the visit of Aeneas to the underworld, where he sees a vision of the future of Rome, and the lines describe one of the first pair of consuls, Lucius Junius Brutus, who was said to have killed two of his sons who were plotting to restore the monarchy of the Tarquins. So it appears that Lucius Junius Brutus was chosen for this token as a hero for patriotism and freedom.
*Alex
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1811 "VINCIT AMOR" AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.32 viewsObverse: VINCIT AMOR PATRIÆ 1811. Large laureate bust of Lucius Junius Brutus facing right.
Reverse: Britannia seated facing left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, BCC bottom right of shield, all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Grained.
Die damage, a common feature of these tokens, is visible at 10 o'clock on the obverse.
Diameter: 28mm.
Davis 17

The principal die engraver for this token was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830). It was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, erected copper rolling mill buildings at Walthamstow beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London.

'Vincit amor patriæ' is a quotation from Virgil, though what Virgil wrote was vincet, in the future tense (Aeneid 6.823). The context is the visit of Aeneas to the underworld, where he sees a vision of the future of Rome, and the lines describe one of the first pair of consuls, Lucius Junius Brutus, who was said to have killed two of his sons who were plotting to restore the monarchy of the Tarquins. So it appears that Lucius Junius Brutus was chosen for this token as a hero for patriotism and freedom.
*Alex
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1812 AR Sixpence, Non-local issue.44 viewsObverse: SIX PENNY TOKEN incuse on a 6 within oak branches; small incuse W (for Westwood) at top of 6.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia, holding laurel branch in her right hand, seated facing left on cannon.
Edge: Engrailed.
Pierced, graffito on obverse.
Diameter: 21mm.
Davis 14
RARE

Probably engraved and manufactured by John Westwood c.1812.
*Alex
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1813 "LION" AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.31 viewsObverse: HALFPENNY. A lion walking left; 1813 below in exergue.
Reverse: Britannia seated facing left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, small BCC below shield, all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 28mm
Withers: 610

The principal die engraver for this token was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830). About 1796, Thomas went into business in Birmingham with his brother Peter as a general die-engraver. From 1800, he carried on his business from London, where he engraved many dies for tokens, and in 1816 he was appointed chief engraver of the seals. He died on 18th October, 1830.

This token was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, bought the Walthamstow site beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London.
*Alex
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181A2 Hadrian, Denarius 134-138 AD, Italia Eastern Mint33 viewsReference.
Strack *76 (Vienna), pl. XX (same dies).

Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P
Bust laureate r., fold of cloak on front shoulder.

Rev: ITA - LIA
Italia standing l. holding long scepter and cornucopia.

3.20 gr
19 mm
6h

Notes.
Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex CNG Esale 302, 8 May 2013, lot 371. Very rare in Eastern style. Strack knew only one specimen, in Vienna; this is from the same die pair.
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187 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Emperor on Horse21 viewsReference.
cf for an aureus: RIC 187; C. 414; Strack 148

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head, draped bust left

Rev. COS III
Hadrian, with cloak flying behind him, on horse, riding right, holding spear in right hand

3.06 gr
19.2 mm
6h

Note.
von Gilles Blançon 16.2.1992
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1950: Five francs of Leopold III/Baudouin (nl)17 viewsKing Leopold III or Baudouin. 5 Francs. 1950.

An oak branch underneath a crown, legend: 5 FR. BELGIE. / Head of Ceres and a cornucopia.
Belisarius
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198-217 AD - Caracalla - RIC IV 080b - Mars Reverse74 viewsEmperor: Caracalla (r. 198-217 AD)
Date: 205 AD
Condition: EF
Denomination: Denarius

Obverse: ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG
Emperor Antoninus Pius (Caracalla)
Bust right; laureate and draped

Reverse: PONTIF TR P VIII COS II
Priest; Tribune Eighth Term; Consul Second Term
Mars, naked but for cloak on left shoulder, standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear.

Rome mint
RIC IV Caracalla 80b; VM 70/1
3.00g; 19.6mm; 330°
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1ah Marcus Agrippa36 viewsDied 12 BC
As, minted by Caligula.

Head left wearing rostral crownt, M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left, SC

RIC 58

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (c 63 BC–12 BC) was a close friend, and defence minister of the future emperor Augustus. He was responsible for many of his military victories, most notably Actium against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt. He was son-in-law to Augustus, maternal grandfather of the Emperor Caligula, father-in-law of the Emperors Tiberius and Claudius, and maternal great-grandfather of the Emperor Nero. He probably served in Caesar’s campaign of 46/45 BC against Pompey and Caesar regarded him highly enough to send him with Octavius in 45 BC to study at Apollonia. From then on Agrippa played a major part in Augustus’ career, as military commander and admiral, also undertaking major public works, and writing works on geography (following his survey of the Empire) and other subjects. He erected many fine buildings in Rome, including the original Pantheon on the Campus Martius (during his third consulship 27 BC). He married Claudia Marcella the Elder, daughter of Octavia the Younger in 28 BC, and Julia the Elder in 21 BC, with whom he had five children. His daughter Agrippina Vipsania the Younger the married Tiberius, and his daughter Agrippina Vipsania the Elder married Germanicus. His last campaign initiated the conquest of the upper Danube region, which would become the Roman province of Pannonia in 13 BC. Augustus had Agrippa’s remains placed in his own mausoleum. Ronald Syme offers a compelling case that Agrippa was much more co-ruler of the empire with Augustus than he was a subordinate.
Blindado
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1ao2 Caesonia (?)19 viewsAE 27 of Carthago Nova, Spain

Laureate head of Caligula, right, C CAESAR AVG GERMANIS
Draped bust of Caesonia (as Salus) right, DN ATEL FLAC CN POM FLAC II VIR Q V I N C, SAL AVG across field

Generally held to portray the fourth wife of Caligula.

Sear 624

Caesonia, Milonia, (d41AD) was the fourth and last wife of Caligula. Her younger half-brother was the Consul Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo. Her niece, Domitia Longina, married Domitian. In 41, Caligula was assassinated and Caesonia and her daughter Julia Drusilla murdered.

Suetonius states: As for Caesonia, who was neither young nor beautiful, had three daughters by another man, and was wildly promiscuous and extravagant, he not only loved her more passionately for it, but also more faithfully, taking her out riding, and showing her to the soldiers, dressed in a cloak with helmet and shield: while he exhibited her to his friends stark naked. He did not honour her with the title of wife until she had given him a child, announcing his paternity and the marriage on the very same day. This child, whom he named Julia Drusilla, he carried round all the temples of the goddesses, before finally entrusting her to Minerva’s lap, calling on that goddess to nurture and educate his daughter. Nothing persuaded him more clearly that she was his own issue than her violent temper, which was so savage the infant would tear at the faces and eyes of her little playmates. . . .

And as [Caligula] kissed the neck of wife or sweetheart, he never failed to say: ‘This lovely thing will be slit whenever I say.’ Now and then he even threatened his dear Caesonia with torture, if that was the only way of discovering why he was so enamoured of her. . . . Some think that Caesonia his wife administered a love potion that had instead the effect of driving him mad.
Blindado
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1at Galba31 views68-69

Denarius

Laureate head, right, SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P
Victory standing on globe, VICTORIA PR

RIC 111

Suetonius recorded: Servius Galba, the future emperor was born on the 24th of December, 3BC, in the consulship of Marcus Valerius Messala and Gnaeus Lentulus, at a hillside mansion near Terracina, on the left of the road to Fundi (Fondi). He was formally adopted by his stepmother Livia Ocellina, and took the name Livius and the surname Ocella, also changing his forename to Lucius, until he became Emperor.

It is common knowledge that when calling on Augustus to pay his respects, with other boys of his age, the Emperor pinched his cheek, and said in Greek: ‘You too will have a taste of power, my child.’ And when Tiberius heard the prophecy that Galba would be emperor in old age, he commented: ‘Well let him be, it’s no concern of mine.’

Galba achieved office before the usual age and as praetor (in 20AD), controlling the games at the Floralia, he was the first to introduce a display of tightrope-walking elephants. He next governed Aquitania, for almost a year, and not long afterwards held the consulship for six months (in 33AD). When Caligula was assassinated (in 41AD), Galba chose neutrality though many urged him to seize the opportunity for power. Claudius expressed his gratitude by including him among his intimate friends, and Galba was shown such consideration that the expedition to Britain was delayed to allow him to recover from a sudden but minor indisposition. Later he was proconsul in Africa for two years (44/45AD), being singled out, and so avoiding the usual lottery, to restore order in the province, which was riven by internecine rivalry and an indigenous revolt. He re-established peace, by the exercise of ruthless discipline, and the display of justice even in the most trifling matters. . . .

But when word from the City arrived that Nero was dead and that the people had sworn allegiance to him, he set aside the title of governor and assumed that of Caesar. He then began his march to Rome in a general’s cloak, with a dagger, hanging from his neck, at his chest, and did not resume the toga until his main rivals had been eliminated, namely the commander of the Praetorian Guard in Rome, Nymphidius Sabinus, and the commanders in Germany and Africa, Fonteius Capito and Clodius Macer. . . . His prestige and popularity were greater while winning power than wielding it, though he showed evidence of being a more than capable ruler, loved less, unfortunately, for his good qualities than he was hated for his bad ones.

He was even warned of the danger of imminent assassination, the day before his death, by a soothsayer, as he offered the morning sacrifice. Shortly afterwards he learnt that Otho had secured the Guards camp, and when his staff advised him to carry the day by his presence and prestige, by going there immediately, he opted instead to stay put, but gather a strong bodyguard of legionaries from their billets around the City. He did however don a linen corselet, though saying that frankly it would serve little against so many weapons. False reports, put about by the conspirators to lure him into appearing in public, deceived a few of his close supporters, who rashly told him the rebellion was over, the plotters overthrown, and that the rest of the troops were on their way to congratulate him and carry out his orders. So he went to meet them, with such confidence, that when a soldier boasted of killing Otho, he snapped out: ‘On whose authority?’ before hastening on to the Forum. The cavalrymen who had been ordered to find and kill him, who were spurring through the streets scattering the crowds of civilians, now caught sight of him in the distance and halted an instant before galloping towards him and cutting him down, while his staff ran for their lives.
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1av Vitellius42 views69

Denarius
Portrait, right, A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P
Vesta std., PONT MAX

RIC 107

According to Suetonius: Lucius’s son Aulus, the future emperor, was born on the 24th of September 15AD, or according to some authorities on the 7th, during the consulship of Drusus Caesar and Norbanus Flaccus. . . . His boyhood and early youth were spent on Capreae (Capri) among Tiberius’s creatures, he himself being marked by the nickname of ‘Spintria’ (sex-token) throughout his life, and suspected of having secured his father’s first promotion to office by surrendering his own chastity. As he grew older, though contaminated by every kind of vice, Vitellius gained and kept a prominent place at court, winning Caligula’s friendship by his devotion to chariot-racing and Claudius’s by his love of dice. With Nero he was even closer. . . .

Honoured, as these emperors’ favourite, with high office in the priesthood, as well as political power, he governed Africa (under Nero, in 60/61AD) as proconsul, and was then Curator of Public Works (in 63AD), employing a contrasting approach, and with a contrasting effect on his reputation. In his province he acted with outstanding integrity over two successive years, since he served as deputy also to his brother who succeeded him (61/62AD) yet during his administration of the City he was said to have stolen various temple offerings and ornaments, and substituted brass and tin for the gold and silver in others. . . .

Contrary to all expectations, Galba appointed Vitellius to Lower Germany (in 68AD). Some think it was brought about by Titus Vinius, whose influence was powerful at that time, and whose friendship Vitellius had previously won through their mutual support for the ‘Blues’ in the Circus. But it is clear to everyone that Galba chose him as an act of contempt rather than favour, commenting that gluttons were among those least to be feared, and Vitellius’s endless appetite would now be able to sate itself on a province. . . .

He entered Rome to the sound of trumpets, surrounded by standards and banners, wearing a general’s cape, sword at his side, his officers in their military cloaks also, and the men with naked blades. With increasing disregard for the law, human or divine, he then assumed the office of High Priest on the anniversary of the Allia (18th July), arranged the elections for the next ten years, and made himself consul for life. . . .

Vitellius’s worst vices were cruelty and gluttony. . . . By the eighth month of his reign (November 69AD) the legions in Moesia and Pannonia had repudiated Vitellius, and sworn allegiance to Vespasian despite his absence, following those of Syria and Judaea who had done so in Vespasian’s presence. . . .

The vanguard of Vespasian’s army had now forced its way into the Palace, unopposed, and the soldiers were ransacking the rooms, in their usual manner. They hauled Vitellius, unrecognised, from his hiding place, asked his name and where the Emperor might be. He gave some lying answer, but was soon identified, so he begged for safe custody, even if that meant imprisonment, claiming he had important information for Vespasian regarding his security. However his arms were bound behind him and a noose flung over his head, and he was dragged along the Sacred Way to the Forum, amid a hail of mockery and abuse, half-naked, with his clothes in tatters. His head was held back by the hair, like a common criminal and, with a sword-point under his chin so that he was forced to look up and reveal his face, he was pelted with filth and dung, denounced as arsonist and glutton, and taunted with his bodily defects by the crowd. For, Vitellius was exceptionally tall, and his face was usually flushed from some drinking bout. He had a huge belly, too, and one thigh crippled by a blow from a four-horse chariot which struck him when he was in attendance on Caligula who was driving. At last, after being tormented by a host of cuts from the soldiers’ swords, he was killed on the Gemonian Stairs, and his body dragged with a hook to the Tiber.
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1br Clodius Albinus38 views195-197

Denarius

Bare head, right, D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES
Roma seated on shield holding Palladium and scepter, ROMAE AETERNAE

RIC 11

According to the Historia Augusta, which in the case of Albinus is thought to be of dubious veracity: After the death of Pertinax, who was slain at Albinus' advice, various men were hailed emperor at about one and the same time by the senate Julianus at Rome, and by the armies, Septimius Severus in Illyricum, Pescennius Niger in the East, and Clodius Albinus in Gaul. According to Herodian, Clodius had been named Caesar by Severus. But as time went on, each chafed at the other's rule, and the armies of Gaul and Germany demanded an emperor of their own naming, and so all parts of the empire were thrown into an uproar. . . .

It is an undeniable fact, moreover, and Marius Maximus also relates it, that Severus at first intended to name Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus as his successors, in case aught befell him. Later, as it happened, in the interest of his growing sons, and through envy of the affection in which Albinus was held, and most of all becau-e of his wires entreaties, he changed his purpose and crushed both of them in war. But he did name Albinus consul, and this he never would have done had not Aibinus been a worthy man, since he was ever most careful in his choice of magistrate. . . .

As soon as he came of age he entered military service, and by the aid of Lollius Serenus, Baebius Maecianus and Ceionius Postumianus, all his kinsmen, he gained the notice of the Antonines. In the capacity of a tribune he commanded a troop of Dalmatian horse: he also commanded soldiers of the I and the IV legions. At the time of Avidius' revolt he loyally held the Bithynian army to its allegiance. Next, Commodus transferred him to Gaul; and here he routed the tribes from over the Rhine and made his name illustrious among both Romans and barbarians. This aroused Commodus' interest, and he offered Albinus the name of Caesar and the privilege, too, of giving the soldiers a present and wearing the scarlet cloak. But all these offers Albinus wisely refused, for Commodus, he said, was only looking for a man who would perish with him, or whom he could reasonably put to death. . . .

[A]fter a decisive engagement, where countless of his soldiers fell, and very many fled, and many, too, surrendered, Albinus also fled away and, according to some, stabbed himself, according to others, was stabbed by a slave. At any rate, he was brought to Severus only half alive. . . . Albinus' head was cut off and paraded on a pike, and finally sent to Rome.
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1bs Septimius Severus87 views193-211

Denarius

Laureate head, right, SEVERVS PIVS AVG
Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch, FVNDATOR PACIS

RIC 265

According to the Historia Augusta: After the murder of Didius Julianus, Severus, a native of Africa, gained the empire. His home town was Lepcis Magna, his father was Geta and his ancestors had been Roman knights before citizenship had been given to all. . . . He himself was born on the third day before the Ides of April, when Erucius Clarus, for the second time, and Severus were the consuls [11 April A.D.146]. . . .

After his departure to Germany he conducted himself in such a way in his governorship as to increase his reputation, which had already become noteworthy. Up to this point his military activity was as a private citizen. But then, after it had been learned that Commodus had been murdered and, moreover, that Julianus held the empire amid universal hatred, he was proclaimed emperor by the German legions at Carnuntum, on the Ides of August, although he did put up some resistance to the many who urged him on. He gave the soldiers . . . sesterces each. Then, after strengthening the provinces which he was leaving in his rear, he marched on Rome. All yielded to him wherever he went, while the armies of Illyricum and Gaul, under the pressure of their generals, had already sworn allegiance to him - for he was received by everyone as the avenger of Pertinax. At the same time, on the instigation of Julianus, Septimius Severus was declared a public enemy, and envoys were sent to the army who were to order the soldiers to desert him, on the instructions of the Senate. At first, when Severus heard that the envoys had been sent by authority of a senatorial decree, he was very frightened. Afterwards, by bribing the envoys, he ensured that they spoke in his favour before the army and crossed to his side. Having learned this, Julianus caused a decree ofthe Senate to be passed regarding his sharing of the empire with Severus. It is uncertain whether or not he did this as a trick, since he had already, before this, dispatched certain men, well known for their assassinations of generals, who were to kill Severus. Similarly he had sent men to assassinate Pescennius Niger, who had also assumed the position of emperor in opposition to him, on the instigation of the Syrian armies. But Severus escaped the hands of those that Julianus had sent to murder him and sent a letter to the praetorian guard, giving them the signal either to desertJulianus or to kill him. He was obeyed at once; Julianus was killed in the palace and Severus was invited to Rome. Thus Severus became the victor merely at will - something that had never happened to anyone - and hastened to Rome under arms. . . .

The same emperor, although implacable towards offences, likewise displayed singular judiciousness in encouraging all hard-working persons. He was quite interested in philosophy and the practice of rhetoric, and enthusiastic about learning in general. He took some measures against brigands everywhere. He composed a convincing autobiography dealing with both his private and his public life, making excuses only for the vice of cruelty. With regard to this, the Senate pronounced that either he ought not to have been born or that he ought not to die, since he appeared to be both excessively cruel and excessively useful to the republic. . . . . He died at Eboracum [York] in Britain, having subdued the tribes which appeared hostile to Britain, in the eighteeneh year of his reign, stricken by a very grave illness, now an old man. . . .

This emperor wore such meagre clothing that even his tunic scarcely had any purple, while he covered his shoulders with a shaggy cloak. He ate sparingly, being very addicted to his native vegetable, sometimes fond of wine, often abstaining from meat. His person was handsome, he was of huge size,(Dio Cassius, who knew Severus personally, says that he was small) with a long beard and curly white hair. His face inspired reverence, his voice was resonant but with a trace of an African accent right up to his old age. He was equally beloved after his death, when envy, or the fear of his cruelty, had disappeared.
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2. Sow with piglets under oak tree94 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (25.9g, 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck 141-143 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right Rev.: S C in ex., Sow under oak tree suckling seven piglets; one more to the right.
RIC 629; BMC 1298; Cohen 775; Sear (II) 4226.

Minted in preparation of the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome, celebrated on April 21st, 147 AD. According to Vergil, The Trojan exile Aeneas sailed up the Tiber until he came upon a white sow nursing thirty piglets, and was to found a settlement on the site of this good omen, the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome.
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200 Severus Alexander112 viewsSeverus Alexander AE Sestertius. 235 AD. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XIIII COS III PP S C, Sol walking left, holding whip and raising right hand, cloak billowing out behind. RIC IV 541; BMCRE 964; Cohen 457 22.3 g

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2090 LYDIA, Nysa Hadrian Ae 30 Mên standing31 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2090; Paris 547; Regling 70

Obv. AYTOKPATOP KAICAP TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. KAMAPЄITHC NYCAЄΩN.
Mên, wearing Phrygian cap, short chiton, long cloak and boots, standing facing, head l., holding patera in his extended r. hand, l. resting on staff

24.29 gr
30 mm
6h
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221-179 BC Philip V32 viewsPhilip V AE 21

Obverse:Bearded head of Herakles wearing lion skin.
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Harpa in oak-wreath;monograms above and below

20.86mm 8.69gm

SNG COP 1261
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2621 PHRYGIA, Palaeobeudus. Hadrian, Mên standing24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2621; vA, Phryg. I, 851-3; BMC 2

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

Rev. ΠΑΛΑΙΟΒΕΥΔΗΝΩΝ
Mên standing l., wearing short chiton and cloak, with crescent behind shoulders, holding pine-cone in his r. hand, resting with l. on spear

5.40 gr
23 mm
6h
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3266 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing23 viewsReference.
RPC III 3266; Prieur 767; SNG BN 1407-9.

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ.
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ.
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in l.

10.20 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan was a Hittite High God, and like all the High Gods, his feet were believed never to touch the earth. Riding on the back of a powerful mythical animal, as Sandan does here with a horned lion, was an often-used means of transportation for these Gods. Sandan's appearance on a 2nd Century AD Cilician coin shows the lasting impact of the Hittite occupation of Cilicia, which occurred 18 centuries before this coin was struck.
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing68 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
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330-333 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 - Victory on Prow Reverse25 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-333 AD
Condition: Fair/aFine
Size: AE3

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureated helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear

Reverse: no legend
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
Exergue: SMTSΔ (Thessalonica mint, fourth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 188; VM 1
2.08g; 18.7mm; 0°
Pep
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330-333 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 187 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse43 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 330-333 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; VM 2
2.46g; 18.7mm; 180°
Pep
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330-337 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230 - Victory on Prow Reverse30 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-337 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureated helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear

Reverse: no legend
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230; VM 3
1.44g; 16.0mm; 330°
Pep
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330-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 187 or 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse57 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 330-333 AD or 336-337 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 187 or 229; VM 2 or 6a
1.76g; 16.4mm; 180°
Pep
1224_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3303.jpg
3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
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334-335 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Siscia 241 - Victory on Prow Reverse27 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 334-335 AD
Condition: Fine/Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureated helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear

Reverse: no legend
Victory left on prow.
Exergue: ●BSIS● (Siscia mint, second officina)

RIC VII Siscia 241; VM 1
2.12g; 17.9mm; 150°
Pep
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3349 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tetradrachm 133-34 AD Eagle standing43 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3349; Prieur 721; SNG France 2230-32; SNG Levante 1719.

Issue Year 180 (ΠΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΑΡ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ ΣΒ ΠΠ
laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on front shoulder / AIGEAIWN ETOYS .PP., eagle standing front, head right, on harpe, goat in ex..

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥΣ.ΠΡ
Eagle standing facing on harpe, head right; in exergue, goat kneeling right.

14.06 gr
27 mm
6h
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336-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse32 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 336-337 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 229; VM 6a
1.59g; 16.3mm; 0°
Pep
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336-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse - 2nd Example43 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 336-337 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 229; VM 6a
1.47g; 16.1mm; 195°
Pep
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37-41 AD - AGRIPPA memorial AE dupondius - struck under Caligula (by RIC)47 viewsobv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III (head left wearing rostral crown)
rev: Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. / S.C.
ref: RIC58(Gaius), BMC(Tib)161
mint: Rome
11.10gms, 28mm

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a boyhood friend of Augustus and a renowned military commander on land and sea, winning the famous battle of Actium against the forces of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Declared Augustus' successor, Agrippa's brilliant career ended when he predeceased Augustus in 12 B.C.
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41. Severus Alexander year X.12 viewsDenarius, 231 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: P M TR P X COS III P P / Sol standing, holding globe.
2.53 gm, 18.5 mm
RIC #109; Sear #7913.

This coin and the previous one are catalogued as the same coin, but there are differences in the way Sol is wearing his cloak. Sol is usually depicted with his cloak thrown over one shoulder or elbow, as on the previous coin. However, on this coin the cloak is over both shoulders and hangs down behind him, almost to his knees. This is not an major difference, and is likely an example of the celator taking "artistic license" with the subject he was engraving.
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5) Octavian and Agrippa26 viewsAUGUSTUS & AGRIPPA
AE As of Gaul, Nemausus, struck. ca. 10 BC - 10 AD

IMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, in rostral crown, & Augustus, in oak wreath / COL NEM, crocodile chained to palm behind, wreath to left.

Sear 1730, Cohen 10, RPC 523/4

Not really Imperatorial, but it definitely refers to Octavian and Agrippa's Imperatorial achievements!
RM0016
Sosius
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5728 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 128-29 AD Hands Clasped30 viewsReference.
Emmett 848.13; Dattari 1525; Milne 1274; RPC III, 5728

Issue L IΓ = year 13

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from back, with Paludamentum.

Rev. PATHR PATRIDOC (nobele vader)
Hands clasped, L IΓ=Jear 13=(128/129).

13.08 gr
25 mm
6h

note.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bust of Septimius Severus wearing a paludamentum
In Republican and Imperial Rome, the paludamentum was a cloak or cape fastened at one shoulder, worn by military commanders (e.g. the legionary Legatus) and rather less often by their troops. As supreme commander of the whole Roman army, Roman emperors were often portrayed wearing it in their statues (e.g. the Prima Porta Augustus) and on their coinage. After the reign of Augustus, the paludamentum was restricted to the Emperor.[citation needed] Children would also wear it sometimes, when there was bad weather and they needed protection.
The paludamentum was generally crimson, scarlet, or purple in colour, or sometimes white. It was fastened at the shoulder with a clasp, called a fibula, whose form and size varied through time. Putting on the paludamentum was a ceremonial act on setting out for war.
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632 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right38 viewsReference.
Strack 605; RIC 632; Banti 170 (same die) ; C. 308; BMC 1286

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

Rev. COS III in field S C
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

23.28 gr
32 mm
6h
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635 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing left20 viewsReference.
Strack 604; RIC 635; Banti 172; C. 312; BMC 1291

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

Rev. COS III in field S C
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

24.75 gr
33 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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645 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Emperor29 viewsReference.
RIC 645d; Strack 590

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

Rev.COS III S C EXPED AVG
Hadrian, in military dress, with cloak flying behind him, on horse prancing left, raising right hand

25.58 gr
32 mm
6h
okidoki
466Hadrian_RIC650.JPG
650 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Hadrian Neptune standing right25 viewsReference.
RIC 650; Banti 553

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

Reverse. COS III S C NEP(tunus) RED(ux)
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

21 gr
31 mm
okidoki
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651 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right13 viewsReference.
RIC 651; C. 980; Strack 596; BMC/RE.1317

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

Rev. COS III S C NEP RED
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left

27.03 gr
35 mm
6h
okidoki
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6533 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Pomegranate.27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6533; Emmett 1321.11; Köln 3419; Dattari (Savio) 6348.

Issue Pelusion

Obv: no legend.
Laureate bust of Hadrian right, fold of cloak on front shoulder

Rev: [Π]ΗΛ[Ο]V - [L IA]
Pomegranate.

1.66 gr
13.5 mm

While the names of various districts appear on the Nome coinage, all the Nome coins were struck at the Alexandria Mint. (FORVM)
okidoki
galba_RIC267.jpg
68-69 AD - GALBA AE sestertius - struck July 68- Jan. 69 AD88 viewsobv: SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG (laureate & draped bust right)
rev: S P Q R OB CIV SER in oak wreath
ref: RIC I 267; C.289 (4frcs!)
mint: Rome
25.58gms, 33mm
Scarce (RIC), Rare (in really)

A rare orichalcum sestertius of Servius Sulpicius Galba (reigned 8 June 68 – 15 January 69)
1 commentsberserker
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AR denarius - struck 73 AD37 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN (laureate head right)
rev: SPQR in oak wreath
ref: RIC II 66, C.516 (6frcs)
mint: Rome
Scarce

'...as the usual appointed time when he must distribute subsistence money to the soldiers was now come, he [Titus] gave orders that the commanders should put the army into battle-array, in the face of the enemy, and then give every one of the soldiers their pay. So the soldiers, according to custom, opened the cases wherein their arms before lay covered, and marched with their breastplates on, as did the horsemen lead their horses in their fine trappings. Then did the places that were before the city shine very splendidly for a great way; nor was there any thing so grateful to Titus's own men, or so terrible to the enemy, as that sight.' Flavius Josephus: The wars of the Jews; book V
berserker
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707a, Galba, 3 April 68 - 15 January 69 A.D.66 viewsGalba AE As, 68-69 AD; cf. SRC 727, 729ff; 27.85mm, 12g; Rome: Obverse: GALBA IMP CAESAR…, Laureate head right; Reverse: S P Q R OB CIV SER in oak wreath; gF+/F Ex. Ancient Imports.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Galba (68-69 A.D.)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary


Introduction
The evidence for the principate of Galba is unsatisfactory. The sources either concentrate on the personality of the man, thereby failing to offer a balanced account of his policies and a firm chronological base for his actions; or, they focus on the final two weeks of his life at the expense of the earlier part of his reign. As a result, a detailed account of his principate is difficult to write. Even so, Galba is noteworthy because he was neither related to nor adopted by his predecessor Nero. Thus, his accession marked the end of the nearly century-long control of the Principate by the Julio-Claudians. Additionally, Galba's declaration as emperor by his troops abroad set a precedent for the further political upheavals of 68-69. Although these events worked to Galba's favor initially, they soon came back to haunt him, ending his tumultuous rule after only seven months.

Early Life and Rise to Power
Born 24 December 3 BC in Tarracina, a town on the Appian Way, 65 miles south of Rome, Servius Galba was the son of C. Sulpicius Galba and Mummia Achaica. Galba's connection with the noble house of the Servii gave him great prestige and assured his acceptance among the highest levels of Julio-Claudian society. Adopted in his youth by Livia, the mother of the emperor Tiberius, he is said to have owed much of his early advancement to her. Upon her death, Livia made Galba her chief legatee, bequeathing him some 50 million sesterces. Tiberius, Livia's heir, reduced the amount, however, and then never paid it. Galba's marriage proved to be a further source of disappointment, as he outlived both his wife Lepida and their two sons. Nothing else is known of Galba's immediate family, other than that he remained a widower for the rest of his life.

Although the details of Galba's early political career are incomplete, the surviving record is one of an ambitious Roman making his way in the Emperor's service. Suetonius records that as praetor Galba put on a new kind of exhibition for the people - elephants walking on a rope. Later, he served as governor of the province of Aquitania, followed by a six-month term as consul at the beginning of 33. Ironically, as consul he was succeeded by Salvius Otho, whose own son would succeed Galba as emperor. Over the years three more governorships followed - Upper Germany (date unknown), North Africa (45) and Hispania Tarraconensis, the largest of Spain's three provinces (61). He was selected as a proconsul of Africa by the emperor Claudius himself instead of by the usual method of drawing lots. During his two-year tenure in the province he successfully restored internal order and quelled a revolt by the barbarians. As an imperial legate he was a governor in Spain for eight years under Nero, even though he was already in his early sixties when he assumed his duties. The appointment showed that Galba was still considered efficient and loyal. In all of these posts Galba generally displayed an enthusiasm for old-fashioned disciplina, a trait consistent with the traditional characterization of the man as a hard-bitten aristocrat of the old Republican type. Such service did not go unnoticed, as he was honored with triumphal insignia and three priesthoods during his career.

On the basis of his ancestry, family tradition and service to the state Galba was the most distinguished Roman alive (with the exception of the houses of the Julii and Claudii) at the time of Nero's demise in 68. The complex chain of events that would lead him to the Principate later that year began in March with the rebellion of Gaius Iulius Vindex, the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis. Vindex had begun to sound out provincial governors about support for a rebellion perhaps in late 67 or early 68. Galba did not respond but, because of his displeasure with Neronian misgovernment, neither did he inform the emperor of these treasonous solicitations. This, of course, left him dangerously exposed; moreover, he was already aware that Nero, anxious to remove anyone of distinguished birth and noble achievements, had ordered his death. Given these circumstances, Galba likely felt that he had no choice but to rebel.

In April, 68, while still in Spain, Galba "went public," positioning himself as a vir militaris, a military representative of the senate and people of Rome. For the moment, he refused the title of Emperor, but it is clear that the Principate was his goal. To this end, he organized a concilium of advisors in order to make it known that any decisions were not made by him alone but only after consultation with a group. The arrangement was meant to recall the Augustan Age relationship between the emperor and senate in Rome. Even more revealing of his imperial ambitions were legends like LIBERTAS RESTITUTA (Liberty Restored), ROM RENASC (Rome Reborn) and SALUS GENERIS HUMANI (Salvation of Mankind), preserved on his coinage from the period. Such evidence has brought into question the traditional assessment of Galba as nothing more than an ineffectual representative of a bygone antiquus rigor in favor of a more balanced portrait of a traditional constitutionalist eager to publicize the virtues of an Augustan-style Principate.
Events now began to move quickly. In May, 68 Lucius Clodius Macer, legate of the III legio Augusta in Africa, revolted from Nero and cut off the grain supply to Rome. Choosing not to recognize Galba, he called himself propraetor, issued his own coinage, and raised a new legion, the I Macriana liberatrix. Galba later had him executed. At the same time, 68, Lucius Verginius Rufus, legionary commander in Upper Germany, led a combined force of soldiers from Upper and Lower Germany in defeating Vindex at Vesontio in Gallia Lugdunensis. Verginius refused to accept a call to the emperorship by his own troops and by those from the Danube, however, thereby creating at Rome an opportunity for Galba's agents to win over Gaius Nymphidius Sabinus, the corrupt praetorian prefect since 65. Sabinus was able to turn the imperial guard against Nero on the promise that they would be rewarded financially by Galba upon his arrival. That was the end for Nero. Deposed by the senate and abandoned by his supporters, he committed suicide in June. At this point, encouraged to march on Rome by the praetorians and especially by Sabinus, who had his own designs on the throne, Galba hurriedly established broad-based political and financial support and assembled his own legion (subsequently known as the legio VII Gemina). As he departed from Spain, he abandoned the title of governor in favor of "Caesar," apparently in an attempt to lay claim to the entire inheritance of the Julio-Claudian house. Even so, he continued to proceed cautiously, and did not actually adopt the name of Caesar (and with it the emperorship) until sometime after he had left Spain.

The Principate of Galba
Meanwhile, Rome was anything but serene. An unusual force of soldiers, many of whom had been mustered by Nero to crush the attempt of Vindex, remained idle and restless. In addition, there was the matter concerning Nymphidius Sabinus. Intent on being the power behind the throne, Nymphidius had orchestrated a demand from the praetorians that Galba appoint him sole praetorian prefect for life. The senate capitulated to his pretensions and he began to have designs on the throne himself. In an attempt to rattle Galba, Nymphidius then sent messages of alarm to the emperor telling of unrest in both the city and abroad. When Galba ignored these reports, Nymphidius decided to launch a coup by presenting himself to the praetorians. The plan misfired, and the praetorians killed him when he appeared at their camp. Upon learning of the incident, Galba ordered the executions of Nymphidius' followers. To make matters worse, Galba's arrival was preceded by a confrontation with a boisterous band of soldiers who had been formed into a legion by Nero and were now demanding legionary standards and regular quarters. When they persisted, Galba's forces attacked, with the result that many of them were killed.
Thus it was amid carnage and fear that Galba arrived at the capital in October, 68, accompanied by Otho, the governor of Lusitania, who had joined the cause. Once Galba was within Rome, miscalculations and missteps seemed to multiply. First, he relied upon the advice of a corrupt circle of advisors, most notably: Titus Vinius, a general from Spain; Cornelius Laco, praetorian prefect; and his own freedman, Icelus. Second, he zealously attempted to recover some of Nero's more excessive expenditures by seizing the property of many citizens, a measure that seems to have gone too far and to have caused real hardship and resentment. Third, he created further ill-will by disbanding the imperial corps of German bodyguards, effectively abolishing a tradition that originated with Marius and had been endorsed by Augustus. Finally, he seriously alienated the military by refusing cash rewards for both the praetorians and for the soldiers in Upper Germany who had fought against Vindex.

This last act proved to be the beginning of the end for Galba. On 1 January 69 ("The Year of the Four Emperors"), the troops in Upper Germany refused to declare allegiance to him and instead followed the men stationed in Lower Germany in proclaiming their commander, Aulus Vitellius, as the new ruler. In response, Galba adopted Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus to show that he was still in charge and that his successor would not be chosen for him. Piso, although an aristocrat, was a man completely without administrative or military experience. The choice meant little to the remote armies, the praetorians or the senate, and it especially angered Otho, who had hoped to succeed Galba. Otho quickly organized a conspiracy among the praetorians with the now-familiar promise of a material reward, and on 15 January 69 they declared him emperor and publicly killed Galba; Piso, dragged from hiding in the temple of Vesta, was also butchered.

Assessment
In sum, Galba had displayed talent and ambition during his lengthy career. He enjoyed distinguished ancestry, moved easily among the Julio-Claudian emperors (with the exception of Nero towards the end of his principate), and had been awarded the highest military and religious honors of ancient Rome. His qualifications for the principate cannot be questioned. Even so, history has been unkind to him. Tacitus characterized Galba as "weak and old," a man "equal to the imperial office, if he had never held it." Modern historians of the Roman world have been no less critical. To be sure, Galba's greatest mistake lay in his general handling of the military. His treatment of the army in Upper Germany was heedless, his policy towards the praetorians short sighted. Given the climate in 68-69, Galba was unrealistic in expecting disciplina without paying the promised rewards. He was also guilty of relying on poor advisors, who shielded him from reality and ultimately allowed Otho's conspiracy to succeed. Additionally, the excessive power of his henchmen brought the regime into disfavor and made Galba himself the principal target of the hatred that his aides had incited. Finally, the appointment of Piso, a young man in no way equal to the challenges placed before him, further underscored the emperor's isolation and lack of judgment. In the end, the instability of the post-Julio-Claudian political landscape offered challenges more formidable than a tired, septuagenarian aristocrat could hope to overcome. Ironically, his regime proved no more successful than the Neronian government he was so eager to replace. Another year of bloodshed would be necessary before the Principate could once again stand firm.

Copyright (C) 1999, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


Cleisthenes
Charles I H-C Img.jpg
A.D. 1625-1649 - Charles 1st - Tower Mint - Half Crown44 viewsObv:- CAROLVS : D. G. : MAG : BRI : FRA : ET : HIB : REX , Charles riding horse left, with upright sword, cloak flies from king's shoulder
Rev:- CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO, Round garnished shield
Minted in London (Tower Mint), mintmark R in brackets both sides, A.D. 1644-1645
Reference:- S. 2778
maridvnvm
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal33 viewsObv: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, bust of the 16th President facing right.

Rev: A wreath of oak and laurel with a pearled border with the inscription: "INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MARCH 4, 1861. SECOND TERM MARCH 4, 1865. ASSASSINATED APRIL 14, 1865." Within the wreath is a spray of pine and cedar, circled by a serpent with its tail in its mouth – the Egyptian symbol of eternity and immortality.

Engraver: George T. Morgan

Mint: Philadelphia, Date: 1886 (20th Century Restrike), Bronze, Diameter: 76 mm
Matt Inglima
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AE Dupondius or As, RIC 3, p.194, 1410 (b) - Faustina II, Venus11 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust left.
Rev.: VENVS / S - C, Venus standing right, drawing back cloak over shoulder and holding apple.
Ref.: RIC 1410 (b) [S]
AE, 8.72g, 28 mm.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 74, Lot 368
shanxi
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 49626 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 2 (II) to rt, Officina letter (delta) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 583/4
SB 497
25mm, 6.13g
wileyc
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Aegee Cilicia Hadrian Silver Tetradrachm127 viewsHadrian 117 - 128 AD
Aegee Cilicia Mint
Silver tetradrachm 13.9 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Eagle standing facing Head Left _25000

Aegeae
Prieur 721 Hadrian AR Tetradrachm of Cilicia, Aegeae. Year 180 = 133/134 AD. AYTOKP KAIS TRAIA ADRIANO SEB P P, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on front shoulder / AIGEAIWN ETOYS .PP., eagle standing front, head right, on harpe, goat in ex.

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/hadrian/_aegeae_AR4Drachm_Prieur_721.jpg

6 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Aemilian RIC IV, 6 136 viewsAemilian, July or August - October 253
AR - Antoninianus, 3.8g
Rome, group I, AD 253
obv. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate,r.
rev. MARTI PR - OPVGT
Mars, in short military cloak, helmeted and wearing boots, chlamys over shoulders, stg. facing, head l., resting with raised l. hand
on reverted spear and holding with r. hand shield set on ground
ref. RIC IV/III, 6, pl. 15, 8; C.25; SRCV 9837
R1!, about VF
Jochen
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Aeolis, Kyme, ca. 151-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm 57 viewsHead of the Amazon Kyme right, hair bound with tainia.
KYMAIΩN METROΦANHZ Bridled horse standing right, left foreleg raised above an oinochoe (one-handled jug), all within laurel wreath.

Oakley obverse die 1; BMC Aeolis p111, 74, SNG Copenhagen 104 (same obverse die).

(33 mm, 16.77 g, 12h).
Forum Ancient Coins.

Dating to 151-145 BC based on the analysis of recent hoards: Commerce (“Demetrius I” Hoard), 2003 (CH 10.301) by Lorber and Gaziantep Hoard (CH 9.257; 10.308) by Meadows and Houghton date the stenophoric civic issues of Kyme to the interval ca. 151-145 BC.
3 commentsn.igma
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Agrippa - RIC 5817 viewsAgrippa, AE As.
Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD.
M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown /
S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms,
holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.
xokleng
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Agrippa - Struck under Caligula48 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown
Rev: SC, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left
Size: 29mm, 11.3g
Mint: Rome, struck under Caligula 37-41AD
Id: RIC 58
Notes: I picked this one up cheap, knowing it was riddled with bronze disease, so I could learn how to deal with the disease. I cleaned it, baked it, and sealed it in 2011. It seems to have stabilized nicely.
ickster
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Agrippa As97 viewsAgrippa head left, wearing rostral crown, M AGRIPPA L F COS III / S-C to left and right of Neptune, standing left, cloaked, holding small dolphin in right hand and trident in left. Rome mint. RIC I 58 (pg. 112); Cohen 3.
socalcoins
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Agrippa As Neptune 250 viewsObv.
M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Head left wearing rostral crown

Rev.
SC
Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left

RIC 58 Cohen 3 BMC 161
1 commentsancientdave
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Agrippa RIC I, Gaius 58634 viewsAgrippa, died 12 BC, friend and son-in-law of Augustus
AE - As, 10.84g, 22.5mm
Rome, undated
obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III
head l., with corona rostrata
rev. Neptune standing l., cloaked, r. holding small dolphin,
l. vertical trident
S C l. and r.
RIC I, Gaius 58; C.3; BMCR (Tiberius)161
about VF, black patina

CORONA ROSTRATA (or CORONA NAVALIS), a crown decorated with prows, dedicated to Agrippa due to the victory over Sextus Pompeius in the naval battle of Naulochos 36 BC.
Jochen
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Agrippa, RIC I-58 Rome12 viewsAE As
Rome mint, 37-41 A.D.
29mm, 10.50
RIC I-58, RCVv.1-1812

Obverse:
M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Head left, wearing rostral crown.

Reverse:
S-C
Neptune standing left, cloaked, right holding small dolphin, left vertical trident.
Will J
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Agrippa, Æ As. Struck under Caligula28 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. Agrippa Died 12 BC. Struck under Caligula 37-41 AD. Ref Agrippa AE As, RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]. Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 1812. Large 27mm. _3601
Antonivs Protti
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Aiolis, Kyme, SNG Copenhagen 113-114201 viewsAiolis, Kyme, 2nd century BC (after 190)
AE 17, 3.25g, 16.6mm
obv. K - Y
Artemis, in long garment, quiver over r. shoulder, stg. r., holding bow and long torch in l. hand, clasping
hands with amazone Kyme(?), in short military cloak, stg. l., with l. hand holding shield set on ground
behind.
rev. 2 female figures, in quadriga r., one holding transverse spear
SNG Copenhagen 113-114; SNG von Aulock 1644; BMC 96; Grose 7908
VF, unusual depiction
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks
1 commentsJochen
kyme~0.jpg
Aiolis, Kyme, stephanophoric tetradrachm24 viewsca. 164-140 BC
16.67 g
obv.: ead of the amazon Kyme right
rev: KYMAIΩN; horse standing right, right fore leg raised, one handled vase below, further below ΣEYTHΣ all in laure wreath
BMC, p. 112, #78 (Series II)
(Oakley, MN 27, 58-62)

ex Hess-Divo, The Lugdunum Sale 4 (24. October 2013), lot 1251
areich
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Alexandria. Antoninus Pius Tetadrachm. Dikaiosyne/Retrograde date50 viewsAlexandria. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Billon Tetadrachm (23mm, 13.51 g). Retrograde date RY 19 (155/156 AD). ANTWNI N_OCEBEVCEB. Laureate head right wearing cloak and paludamentum/ Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Milne 2306 var. 1 commentsancientone
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Amphipolis75 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 158-146 BC
Tetradrachm

Obverse:Macedonian shield with bust of Artemis Tauropolos at center, bow and quiver at her shoulder
Reverse:ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club,all within oak-wreath

32.44mm 16.24gm

BMC Macedonia P8 - 8 ; Sear 1386 var
2 commentsmaik
Macedon_tetradrachm.jpg
Amphipolis - AR tetradrachm20 viewsc. 168-149 BC
bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver on shoulder, all on Macedonian shield
club within oak wreath, thunderbolt left
MAKEΔONΩN // ΠPΩTHΣ
(AP)
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2
ex Aurea
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
027.JPG
Amphipolis, Macedonia27 views185 - 168 B.C.
Bronze Unit
5.56 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Poseidon right wearing tainia
Rev.: AMΦIΠO - ΛITΩN above and below club all within oak wreath
Sear 1396v; BMC Macedonia p. 46, 22
Jaimelai
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Anglesey 1960 viewsObv: Head of a Druid facing left within an oak wreath (acorn at tie below the ribbon).

Rev: A monogram cipher P. M. Co. WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE PENNY • 1787 (curved 1 that points to the last limb of N. The lower flourish ends over E).

Edge: • XX • ON DEMAND IN LONDON LIVERPOOL OR ANGLESEY

Penny Conder Token

Dalton & Hamer: Anglesey 19
2 commentsSPQR Coins
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Anonymous (GAR, OGVL, VER series), Denarius14 viewsAnonymous (GAR, OGVL, VER series), Denarius

RRC 350A/2
86 bc

Av: Head of Apollo r., wearing oak-wreath; below, thunderbolt,
Rv: Jupiter in quadriga r., holding reins and thunderbolt.

A number of dies from this issue are inscriben GAR, OVGL, VER on reverse. Crawforod identifies GAR as the orator C. Gargonius, from Ciceros Brutus

Ex Bertolami Fine arts, Auction 24, Numismatics, London, 23.06.2016, #442
Norbert
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Anonymous Pagan Civic Coinage Antioch17 viewsObverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI Jupiter, wearing cloak, seated left, holding sceptre and globe

Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG , S in field to right, ANT in exergue, Victory, wearing long dress holding wreath in her raised hand

Cohen 53, rare!

16mm, 1.39 grams
TLP
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ANONYMOUS ROMAN REPUBLIC AR Didrachm19 viewsOBVERSE: Helmeted head of Mars left, oak-sprig behind
REVERSE: ROMANO on tablet below head of bridled horse right, ear of wheat behind
Struck at Metapontum, 280-276 BC
19 mm, 6.55g
Cr13/1, Syd 1
1 commentsLegatus
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ANTIOCH 1 A SMANA33 viewsRIC 91, LRBC 1359.
A rare issue from the first workshop at Antioch. Theta is the only really common workshop for this mint although all workshops did produce a trickle of these coins. Note the cloaked twin, a feature of many specimens from this mint. Weight 2.70g.
adrianus
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Antoninus Pius - As - RIC 7339 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III. Laureate head right
Rev: IMPERATOR II S C. Sow standing right under holm-oak, suckling four young; in front, one (or two) more
Size: 27 mm
Weight: 9,17 g
Date: 143-144 AD
Ref: RIC III 733
vs1969
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Antoninus Pius RIC III 171a16 viewsAntoninus Pius, Silver denarius, RIC III 171a, RSC II 670, BMCRE IV p. 91, 632, VF, scratches, closed flan crack, Rome mint, weight 2.320g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 180o, 148 A.D.; OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right;
REV: PRIMI / DECEN / COS IIII, inscription in three lines within oak wreath;
rare;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

The primi decennales (first period of ten years) of Antoninus ended on the tenth of July, A.D. 148, and then second term of ten years began.
SRukke
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 580, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Cappadocia)48 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.1g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: CAPPADOCIA (around) COS II (ex.) S C (field), Cappadocia, wearing towered headdress, short tunic and short cloak, standing left, holding crown and vexillum, Mons Argaeus at left of her feet.
RIC 580 (R); BMCRE IV 1185; Cohen 120 (fr.25); Strack 783 (lists 5 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 51 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4155
ex GAA Inc. ("s*p*q*r", eBay, 2008)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 580, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Cappadocia)38 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,31g, Ø 33mm, 6h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: CAPPADOCIA (around) COS II (in ex.) S | C, Cappadocia, wearing towered headdress, short tunic and short cloak, standing left, holding diadem and vexillum, Mons Argaeus with star above at left of her feet.
RIC 580 (R); BMC 1185; Cohen 120 (fr.25); Strack 784; Banti 51 (var.)
ex Ex Rauch, 19th live e-Auction, Feb. 2016.

Extremely rare: only 2 specimens in ACSearch.info and missing from WildWinds.com
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 615a, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Aeneas) 114 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.15g, Ø33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv/ ANTONINVS · AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev/ P P TR P COS III (in field) [S C (in ex.)], Aeneas wearing a short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying Anchises on his shoulder and holding Ascanius by the hand. Anchises (veiled and draped) carries a box in left hand, Ascanius wears a short tunic and Phrygian cap and caries a pedum (shepherd's crook) in left hand.
RIC 615a (R2), BMCRE 1264, Cohen 655 (80 Fr.), Strack 904 (3 specimens found); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 309 (same obv. and rev. dies, 3 specimens found).
ex Numphil (Paris, june 2014 auction)

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

Numismatic note: This issue has been struck from a single obverse die with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This obverse die was used exclusively with two reverse dies with slightly different legends: the one in the photo above, and a similar one with the legend "P P TR POT COS III". The use of the aegis on the bust is not exclusive for this issue, but very rare for Antoninus Pius.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 619, Sestertius of AD 143-144 (Armenian king)47 viewsÆ sestertius (23.57g, 31mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: REX ARMENIIS DATVS [around] S C [in ex.] Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head turned left, placing a tiara on the head of the Armenian king, standing left, wearing short tunica and cloak, his right hand raised and holding a roll in his left.
RIC 619 [R]; BMC 1272; Cohen 686; Strack 851; Banti 322 (22 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:42; Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4209.
ex The New York Sale XX jan 2009; ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 147 lot 2159, March 2006

In A.D. 143, Antoninus Pius appointed kings for the Armenians and the Quadi and dedicated a separate issue for both events.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 629, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Sow) 66 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.9g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: S C (in ex.), Sow standing under holm-oak, suckling seven young, an eighth to right.
RIC 629 (S), Cohen 775, BMC 1298, Strack 870; Banti 385 (11 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4226
ex CNG list sale 74; ex CNG list sale 69; ex Tony Hardy collection.

This is part of a series that was minted to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome (April 21, A.D. 147). A white sow nursing thirty piglets, was a good omen for Aeneas to found a settlement on that site, which became the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome. See also Scrofa
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 629, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Sow)39 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,30g, Ø 32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C in ex, Sow standing under holm-oak, suckling seven young, an eighth to right.
RIC 629; BMCRE 1298; Cohen 775; Strack 870 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 385 (11 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4226
Ex Numphil (June 2014)

This is part of a series that was minted to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome (April 21, A.D. 147). According to Vergil, The Trojan exile Aeneas sailed up the Tibur until he came upon a white sow nursing thirty piglets, and was to found a settlement on the site of this good omen, the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome. See also scrofa
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 733, As of AD 143-144 (Great Sow)63 viewsÆ As (8.87g, Ø24.5mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 143-144 AD.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMPERATOR II (around) S C (in ex.), Great Sow, seated right under oak suckling her young; in front, two more.
RIC 733; BMC 1624; Cohen 450; 942
ex iNumis, Paris

This issue belongs to a series minted in preparation of the 900th anniversary, on April 21st, AD 147, of the founding of Rome. This series depict scenes from ancient Roman legends.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 827a, As of AD 145-147 (corona civica) 13 viewsÆ As (11.5g, Ø27mm, 12h). Rome, AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S·C in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC 827a (C); BMC 1762; Cohen 791; Kankelfitz 156/119; RHC 128/49
Ex D.Ruskin, Oxford, 1995.
Issued to on the occasion of the fourth consulate of Antoninus Pius in AD 145
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 853b, As of AD 148 (Corona civica)11 viewsÆ As (9.0g, Ø 25mm, 12h). Rome, AD 148.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate bust right.
Rev.: PRIMI DECEN - NALES COS IIII S C, within oak wreath.
RIC 853b (S); BMC 1817; Cohen 675; Strack 1012; RHC 139/71
Ex G. Henzen, Amerongen, 1995.

Issued on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the emperor's accession.
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Aphrodite (standing figure of)220 viewsLYDIA. Tralles. Tranquillina. Æ 30. A.D. 241-244. Obv: ΦOY.CAB.T-PANKYΛΛINA. Draped bust right; countermark on lower front part of bust Rev: (…)ΩNΠ (…)I.KΛ.ΦIΛIΠΠON.KENTA(…). Inscription around oak-wreath; inside wreath TPAΛΛIA-ΠYθIA on either side of tripod, which is encircled by serpent . Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 12.40 g. Note: Unpublished? CM: Cult statue of Aphrodite right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 228 (16 pcs). Note: The countermark of this coin was applied at Aphrodisias in Caria, where only foreign coins were countermarked to make them valid in that city. Collection Automan. Automan
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APOLLONI SANCTO. GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch/ Apollo15 viewsMaximinus II, Antioch, 310-311 AD. 16mm, 1.6g. Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI; Tyche of Antioch, turreted, wearing cloak and veil, seated facing on rock; at her feet, river god Orontes. Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre, D in field, SMA in exergue. Vagi 2954, Van Heesch, NC 1993, 66, 3a. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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APOLLONI SANCTO. GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch/ Apollo8 viewsMaximinus II Daia (309-313 AD), 16mm, 1.3g. APOLLONI SANCTO. GENIO AN-TIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch, turreted, wearing cloak and veil, seated facing on rock; at her feet, river god Orontes swimming right / APOLLONI – SANCTO / G / SMA Apollo, wearing long dress and himation, standing facing, head turned left, holding cithara with his left hand, patera in his right hand, C. 1 (Julianus II). Van Heesch, NC 1993, 66, 3a. Minted ca.310-311 A.D. Ex David LiebertPodiceps
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AR Drachm of Mithradates I (171-138 BC)14 viewsObverse: Bearded bust left wearing diadem with circular reel and pellet border.
Reverse: Beardless archer sitting right on omphalos wearing cloak and bashlyk, 3 line Greek inscription BASILEWS MEGALOY ARSAKOY

A nice portrait of the king done in realistic style probably near the end of his long reign

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Arles RIC 351 Roma Commemorative AE3. 41 viewsArles RIC 351 Roma Commemorative AE3.
Urbs Roma VRBS ROMA, head of Roma left,
wearing plumed helmet and imperial cloak /
she-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus,
two stars above, SCONST* in ex. Coin #44
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Tetradrachm19 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Tetradrachm
ca. 165-140 BC
Amphiktyon, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia
Rev.: ΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ, Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, AMΦIKTYΩN in exergue; all within wreath.
AR, 31.6mm, 16.47g
Ref.: BMC 83, Oakley 77
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Asper60 viewsByzantine silver, Trebizond Empire, John II, 1280-1297 AD, AR Asper

Obverse: St. Eugenius stanidng holding long cross

Reverse: John standing holding labarum and akakia

Diameter approx 23.5 mm,


EMPIRE of TREBIZOND. John II. 1280-1297. AR Asper (2.75 g, 7h). Imitative issue. St. Eugenius, nimbate, standing facing, holding long cross with cross bar on shaft / John standing facing, holding lily-headed sceptre and globus cruciger. Cf. Retowski 16 (same obverse die); cf. SB 2609. Good VF, typical weak strike. ($200)

Retowski's aspers of his group B, section 1 have several anomalous features that set them apart from the normal series. On this one example, the cross held by St. Eugenius has a lower cross bar, not seen on any other example. Most of the Group B, 1 specimens have the saint's name ending in IOV, rather than the IOC or IO seen on standard varieties. On the reverse the emperor's cloak is shown as a single cross-hatched panel lacking the normal decorated chlamys end tied around his waist. In addition, on this unique example the emperor holds a lily-headed sceptre, rather than one with a labarum as on every other type. The lily sceptre does not appear elsewhere in the Trebizond series, but does occasionally show as an attribute in the Bulgarian royal series. See a bronze of Mitso Asen (1256-1263), Radishev p. 93. This coin, and others in group B, 1 are probably imitative issues copying Trebizond types, and may have been struck anywhere along the north shore of the Black Sea, where the Tartar Khanates ruled, occasionally holding the Bulgarian kings as their vassals.

http://www.coinarchives.com/a/lotviewer.php?LotID=107443&AucID=121&Lot=1136
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AUGUSTUS and AGRIPPA112 views Nemausus. Æ Dupondius (13.02 g, 9h). Struck circa AD 10-14. Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.IMP above, DIVI F below, P-P across field. / Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind; palms on either side of stem base.COL NEM across field. RPC I 525; RIC I 160. Dark chocolate brown patina.3 commentsbenito
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Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM Crocodile16 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM
Nemausus, circa 10 BC to AD 10
weight = 12.32 gm, 24 mm
NGC Choice VF* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 [4241718-008]

Obv: Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below
Rev: Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above.

Cohen 10. RIC 158. RPC 524.
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AUGUSTUS & PTOLEMY OF NUMIDIA AE semis174 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
bare head of Augustus right

C LAETILIVS APALVS II V Q, REX PTOL (Ptolemy, King) within diadem

Carthago Nova, Spain, under sole 'duovir quinqunennales' C Laetilius Apalus.

18.5mm, 5.3g.
RPC 172.

Ex-Incitatus

Ptolemy of Numidia was the son of King Juba II of Numidia and Cleopatra Selene II. He was also the grandson of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII on his mohter's side. He was named in honor of the memory of Cleopatra VII, the birthplace of his mother and the birthplace of her relatives. In choosing her son's name, Cleopatra Selene II created a distinct Greek-Egyptian tone and emphasized her role as the monarch who would continue the Ptolemaic dynasty. She by-passed the ancestral names of her husband. By naming her son Ptolemy instead of a Berber ancestral name, she offers an example rare in ancient history, especially in the case of a son who is the primary male heir, of reaching into the mother's family instead of the father's for a name. This emphasized the idea that his mother was the heiress of the Ptolemies and the leader of a Ptolemaic government in exile.

Through his parents he received Roman citizenship and was actually educated in Rome. Amazingly he grew up in the house of his maternal aunt, and Antony's daughter Antonia Minor, the youngest daughter of Mark Antony and the youngest niece of Augustus. Antonia was also a half-sister of Ptolemy's late mother, also a daughter of Mark Antony. Antonia Minor's mother was Octavia Minor, Mark Antony's fourth wife and the second sister of Octavian (later Augustus). Ptolemy lived in Rome until the age of 21, when he returned to the court of his aging father in Mauretania.

Ptolemy was a co-ruler with his father Juba II until Juba's death and was the last semi-autonomous ruler of Africa. On a visit to Rome in 40 AD he was seen by the Emperor Caligula in an amphitheather wearing a spectacular purpal cloak. A jealous Caligula had him murdered for his fashionable purple cloak.

Sold to Calgary Coin Feb 2017
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Augustus - Agrippa As179 viewsAddorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above. Nemausus, c. 10 BC - AD 10. RIC I 158 (pg. 51); RPC I 524.
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Augustus - Julia Traducta15 viewsRoman Provincial, Augustus AE25 Julia Traducta, Spain, (27 BC - 14 AD), 9.7g, 25mm

Obverse: PERM CAES AVG, Bare head left.

Reverse: IVLIA TRAD, in a oak wreath.

Reference: RPC 108

Ex: Holding History Coins+photo
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Augustus - Sestertius - RIC 345 (moneyer L. Licinius Stolo)16 viewsObv: OB CIVIS (in oak-wreath flanked by two laurel-branches) SERVATOS
Rev: P LICINIVS STOLO IIIVIR AAAFF round S C
Size: 34 mm
Weight: 20,5 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 17 BC
Ref: RIC I 345, CBN 302
Rarity: S
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AUGUSTUS and AGRIPPA 69 viewsNemausus. Æ Dupondius (13.02 g, 9h). Struck circa AD 10-14. Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.IMP above, DIVI F below, P-P across field. / Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind; palms on either side of stem base.COL NEM across field. RPC I 525; RIC I 160. benito
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AUGUSTUS AR Denarius9 viewsOBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head left wearing oak wreath
REVERSE: DIVVS-IVLIVS to left and right of eight rayed comet
with tail upwards
Uncertain Spanish Mint, possibly Caesaraugusta 19-18 BC
3.45g, 21mm
RIC 137b RSC 97
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Augustus Denarius - Mars with Vexillum and Parazonium (RIC 148)57 viewsAR Denarius
Colonia Patricia (?) 18-16 BC
3.73g

Obv: Bare head of Augustus (R)
SPQR IMP CAESARI

Rev: Mars helmeted and cloaked standing l., holding vexillum; parazonium over l. shoulder
VOT P SVSC PRO SAL ET RED I O M SACR

RIC 148(?). C 327
Same Obv die as BMC 4457
Same Rev die as BMC 4459

ex. E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
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Augustus Denarius - Oak Wreath (RIC 75a) 58 viewsAR Denarius
Colonia Patricia, Spain 19 BC
3.52g

Obv: Bare head of Augustus (R)
CAESAR AUGUSTUS

Rev: OAK WREATH/CIVIC CROWN with ties in centre, OB CIVIS - SERVATOS above and below.


RIC 75a BMC 376
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AUGUSTUS Denarius, RIC 77A, Oak Leaf53 viewsOBV: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right
REV: OB/CIVES/SERVATOS in three lines within wreath with ties inward
3.3g, 17mm

Minted at Colonia Patricia, 19 BC
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Augustus Dupondius37 viewsPosthumous issues by Tiberius
AE Dupondius. Obv.: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER ; rad. hd. l. ; Rev.: SC ; legend in field, surrounded by oak-wreath.
RIC 79 Tiberius
Posthumous issues by Tiberius
Tanit
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Augustus Dupondius, RIC 375, AAAFF20 viewsOBV: AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST, three lines in wreath of oak leaves
REV: C CASSIVS CELER IIIVIR AAAFF around large SC
8.8g, 26mm

Minted at Rome, 16 BC
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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.


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Augustus portrait denarius41 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.67 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta?). Struck circa 19-18 BC. Bare head left / Oak wreath with the two ties drawn up across center. RIC I 40b; RSC 211. Near EF, banker’s mark on obverse, fine style.4 commentsTiberiusClaudius
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD34 viewsObv: No legend, laureate head of Octavian, as Apollo, facing right.

Rev: IMP - CAESAR, cloaked statue of Octavian standing, facing, holding a spear and a parazonium atop a rostral column.

Silver Denarius, uncertain Italian mint, 30 - 29 BC

3.4 grams, 19 mm, 270°

RIC I 271, RSC 124, S1559, VM 30
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD57 viewsObv: No legend, oak-wreathed head of Augustus facing right within a dotted border.

Rev: CAESAR / AVGVSTVS in two lines above and below two laurel branches within a linear boarder.

Silver Denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonial Patricia), 20 - 16 BC

3.657 grams, 18.5 mm, 180°

RIC I 51, RSC 47, S1600 (var.), VM 52

Ex: FORVM
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD133 viewsObv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, oak-wreathed head of Augustus facing right.

Rev: (D)IVVS - IVLIVS across field, a comet of eight rays with upward tail.

Note: "Sidus Iulium" or the Julian Star was a fiery comet that appeared in the heavens in May of 44 BC. On the opening day of the funeral games for Julius Caesar the comet's brightness dramatically intensified so that it was visible even in daylight. The timely appearance of the comet was taken as a sign of Caesar's apotheosis.

Silver Denarius, Caesaraugusta mint, 19 - 18 BC

3.7 grams, 19.5 mm, 180°

RIC I 37a, RSC 98, S1607 (var.), VM 57
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Augustus, AE25, RPC I 1294 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE25

Obverse: PERM CAES - AVG, Bare headed bust facing to the left.
Reverse: COLONIA / PATRICIA, in two lines within an Oak Wreath.

Weight: 11.65 g, Diameter: 25.4 x 25.5 x 2.5 mm, Die axis: 300°, Mint: Colonia Patricia (Corduba), Spain, struck between 18-2 B.C. Reference: RPC I 129
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Augustus, AE25, RPC I 1292 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE25

Obverse: PERM CAES - AVG, Bare headed bust facing to the left.
Reverse: COLONIA / PATRICIA, in two lines within an Oak Wreath.

Weight: 9.01 g, Diameter: 25 x 24.5 x 2.3 mm, Die axis: 100°, Mint: Colonia Patricia (Corduba), Spain, struck between 18-2 B.C. Reference: RPC I 129
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Augustus, Julia Traducta10 viewsAugustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Julia Traducta, Spain. Bronze AE 33, RPC I 108, F, Julia Traducta mint, 13.415g, 25.4mm, 90o, obverse PERM CAES AVG, bare head left; reverse IVLIA TRAD, legend inside oak wreath; slightly irregular flan (as minted, not an edge chip). Julia Traducta struck coins only during the reign of Augustus. It is not possible to precisely date this type but it may have been struck when Augustus visited the region in 15 - 14 B.C. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Augustus, RIC 325, sestertius of 18 BC36 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25,72g, 37mm, 10h; Rome, 18 BC
Coinage of C. Marcius Censorinus.
Obv.: C MARCI L F CENSORIN AVG III VIR AAA F F around large S C, large S C
Rev.: OB above, CIVIS within, SERVATOS below oak wreath flanked by two laurel branches.
RIC 325 [R2]; BMCRE 178; Cohen 454; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values) 1647
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Augustus, RIC 347, Dupondius of 19-4 BC (oak wreath) 8 viewsÆ Dupondius (10.7g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck 19-4 BC.
Coinage of P. Licinius Stolo.
Obv.: AVGVSTVS / TRIBVNIC / POTEST, with tall T in AVGVSTVS, in three lines in oak wreath
Rev.: P STOLO III VIR A A A F F round large S C
RIC 347 (R2)
ex Medierranean Coins (2001)
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Augustus, RIC 384, countermarked14 viewsAugustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AE - Dupondius(?), 6.70g, 24.24mm, 330°
struck under moneyer L. Naevius Surdinus
Rome, 15 BC
obv. at the upper edge oak leafs, beneath remains of a legend, perhaps:
[AVGVS]TVS / [TRIBVNICI] / [POT]ES[T.]
in 3 lines within oak wreath
rev. [L.]SVR[DINVS.IIIVIR A.]A.A[.F.F.] (?)
around big S - C
ref. RIC I, 384; C. 472; BMCR I, 441, pl. 19, 2

2 countermarks on obv.:
2x AVC: Werz 31; MPC 75
AVG(vsti), mid-late Augustean AD 11 - 14
Usually these countermarks can be found only on asses from Lugdunum and Nemausus (Werz). The combination of a Dupondius obv. with a As rev. is indicative of a "barbaric imitation". Then to search for the name of the moneyer is useless.
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Augustus, with Agrippa  (27. B.C. 14 A.D.)52 viewsGAUL, Nemausus
Æ As
O:  Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.  IMP above, DIVI F below.
R: Crocodile right chained to palm branch with long vertical fronds; above, wreath with long ties, palms below; COL NEM flanking vertical palm.
Nemausus mint, 9-3 B.C
10.26g
27mm
RPC I 524; RIC 1 158
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Aurelian118 viewsIMP C DOM AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

FELICIT TEMP

Felicitas standing l. caduceus in right hand cornucopia in left

Cyzicus mint 270-271 AD
2.83g

RIC 5,1 327; Sear 11530


Updated picture after soaking in distilled water for a few months
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AVG and TI•CAE 248 viewsBALKAN imitation of Augustus' moneyers' series Æ Dupondius. Æ 23. 1st century A.D. Obv: Blundered legend within oak-wreath; 2 countermarks. Rev: Blundered legend around large S.C, all inverted. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.82 g. CM(1): AVG (inverted), in rectangular punch, 9 x 5 mm. Cf. Howgego 577. CM(2): TI•CÆ (inverted), in rectangular punch, 4 x 7.5 mm. Cf. Howgego 602. Note: Interestingly, not only the coin is imitative, but also the countermarks, which are inverted version of the commonly encountered TICAE and AVG countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bactria, Kingdom of Kushans, Kanishka I, Göbl 766 cf.56 viewsKanishka I, AD 127-151
AE 22
obv. BACILEVC BACI - LEWN KANHiKOV (i should be read like sh as in Kushan)
Kanishka, bearded, wearing heavy Kushan cloak and trousers, long boots and
high hat, stg. facing, holding standard in l. hand and sacrificing with r. hand
over altar; from his shoulders emanating flames; club at feet r.(?)
rev. HLIOC
Helios, nimbate, stg. l., r. had hand raised in salvation gestus (Greek style)
left before monogram (tamgha) of Kanishka
cf. Göbl 766 (has HILOC in legend)
rare, good F/VF

Kanishka I was a very important ruler in South-East-Asia. While in his early years he was an adherent of syncretistic religions he later established Buddhism in his empire and became a crucial founder.
This type belongs to Kanishka's earlier years, because the legends are Greek. Later issues have legends in Kushan. Tamgha first was a brand for cattle, later it became a symbol for the nomadic clans too.
Jochen
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Baktria, Euthydemos II29 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos II. 185-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II r. / Laureate Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club, and lionskin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ, PK monogram to l. EF. SNG ANS 9 #216; Bopearachchi 168 Série 1C; HGC 12 #72; MIG 62 Type 113d; Sear 7536. 1 commentsChristian T
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Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 200-185 BC, Æ Dichalkon 12 viewsDraped bust of Herakles right, wearing oak wreath, with club over shoulder.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Artemis, radiate, standing facing, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; monogram to inner right.

Bopearachchi 4C; SNG ANS 9, 204; HGC 12, 68; Sear GCV 7534.

(24 mm, 7.24 g, 12h).
CNG eAuction 337, 22 Oct. 2014, 169.
n.igma
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BCC L1524 viewsLead statuette
Caesarea Maritima
Greco-Roman Eastern, 1st-3rd century CE?
Youthful Herakles?(Hercules), or Hercules/Melkart?
nude, with lion skin? cloak, clasped at neck.
Another possible attribution could be Hermes?
The top of the head is slightly flattened, with
cracks, and may have sustained damage as a
result of an impact in antiquity. There is another
possible impact cut-mark on the left shoulder.
4.6cm x 3.2cm. x 1.3cm.
weight: 44.5gm.

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v-drome
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BCC rgp4326 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Augustus? 27 BCE-14 CE
or Tiberius 14- 37 CE
Alexandria, Egypt
Obv: Σ?-E across field. (ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟC)
Head of Emperor right.
Rev: Uncertain inscription in
oak-wreath. (possibly LΔΙ =year 14)
15mm 2.67gm. Axis:0
This rare coin was attributed to Caesarea
Maritima by De Saulcy. Hill, BMC, rejected
this, declaring Alexandria more likely.
Ref: Kadman Caesarea, “Coins Excluded
from the Corpus” #VI.
v-drome
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Billion Trachy, Theodore I type E, SB 2069/ John II per Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue (DOC IV)32 viewsObverse: IC XC O EMMANOHA in two columnar groups. Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds scroll in l. hand. five dots in each limb of nimbus cross.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them shaft, at head of which a star, and at base of which a kite shaped shield. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. and labarum headed scepter. Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
SB 2069
28mm, 2.88g
wileyc
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Antoninus Pius cf. SNG von Aulock 75539 viewsAntoninus Pius AD 138-161
AE 18, 3.52g, 17.79mm, 225°
obv. AVT KAICAR - ANTW[NEINOC]
bare head, r.
rev. MHTROP[OLE] - NEIKOMHDEI
draped figure, hands crossed on chest, standing frontal on small base
cf. SNG von Aulock 755 (different legends)
rare, F-VF

This figure is called 'Mantelherme' = herme with cloak.
Jochen
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Bramsen 0310. Légion d'Honneur, 1804.481 viewsObv. Laureate head of Napoleon ANDRIEU F below.
Rev.the cross of the order, in the centre of which the eagle of France stands on the fulmen of Jove, encircled with a flat ring, on which the motto, HONNEUR . ET . PATRIE. is impressed. A wreath of the branches of oak and laurel, with their fruit, surrounds the cross behind AUSPICE NEAPOLEONE GALLIA RENOVATA. Exergue, DENON DIRT. JALEY FT.

The engraving is of the highest quality. Some scratches on the obverse, not particularly visible in hand. The scratches on the portrait itself do not penetrate the patination to bare metal.

Laskey's Narrative:
Napoleon having been elected First Consul for life, immediately marked his great event by instituting the order of the Legion of Honour, which, by joining personal decoration with pecuniary stipend, answered two purposes, that of reconciling the people of France to the restoration of artificial rank in society, and also or securing to Napoleon himself the personal attachment of all those connected with the institution; in short it was a cheap, but efficacious mode of giving bribes to all ranks both in military and civil life, and therefore likely to be attended with the best consequences to his own popularity.


On this occasion, Joseph Bonaparte, the Consul's brother, was made the grand officer of the order.

It was also decreed that the legion should be composed of fifteen cohorts, and a council of administration; that each cohort should consist of seven grand officers, twenty commandants, thirty officers, and 350 legionaries; and that the First Consul should always be the chief of the legion, and of the council of administration. The members were to be military men, who had distinguished themselves in the war, or citizens, who, by their knowledge, talents, and virtues, had contributed to establish or defend the republic.



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Bronze üks Sent.31 viewsEstonia. Republic (1918-1941) Bronze 1 Sent

Denomination 1Sent.
Date Struck 1929
Mint Tallinn
Obv: Arms of State, date below.
Rev: Oak leaves and acorns in field, value centre
Weight 2 gm.
Diameter 16 mm
Grade VF.
Material Bronze
Mintage 23548300, Reference Eesti Vabariigi mündid ja paberrahad, Gunnar Haljak. Väljaandja Tallinn 2008
GaiusCaligula
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Bronze coin from Phrygia13 viewsA Bronze AE21 minted in Apamea, Phrygia, minted between 133-48 BC. 20.9 mm, 6.884 g.

Obverse: Head of Zeus right, wearing wreath of oak and laurel leaves

Reverse: A\\\\\\\\APAME - BIANO / MANT, cultus-statue of Artemis Anaitis facing, wearing kalathos and veil, taenia hanging from each hand

Attribution: SNG Cop 173; BMC Phrygia p 80, 65; SGCV II 5121
chuy1530
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Bronze Follis of Galerius20 viewsA Roman bronze follis of Galerius, minted in Heraclea between 308-309 AD. 25.2 mm, 5.248 g.

Obverse: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, patera in right, cornucopia in left, •HT*G*• in ex

Attribution: RIC VI 37a
chuy1530
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Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


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Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm27 viewsDiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, bird? behind

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, monogram and shield to right

216-214 BC Punic war issue

4.81g

Rare with these control marks. Only 2 on acsearch including this one, both from same dies and die flaws.
Struck with worn obverse die.

Arslan dies 81/107’; Scheu S65; HN Italy 1970

Ex-CNG 452 Lot 48; From the John L. Cowan Collection; Ex-Pegasi, 31 May 2012 Auction 24 lot 44.
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BRUTTIUM. The Brettii.21 viewsAR Drachm
215-2015 BC
18.5mm, 4.23 grams
Diademed bust of Nike r.; behind, harpa
BPETTIΩN, river-god standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and sceptre at r., snake and Σ.
Scheu 61. SNG Copenhagen 1624. Historia Numorum Italy 1963.
The Bretti (or Brutti) emerged from the rugged hills of southern Italy in the mid-4th century BC as an insurgent force of escaped slaves and other fugitives rebelling against the Lucanians, who had subjugated the area a generation earlier. Having thrown off the yoke of oppression, the Bretti retained their independence until 280 BC, when they helped the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus in his war against the Romans. After defeating Pyrrhus, the Romans invaded Bruttium and occupied most of the country. The Brettii remained pacified throughout the First Punic War (264-241 BC) but were among the first to declare in favor of the Carthaginian general Hannibal against Rome in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), resulting in their final crushing as a separate people and absorption by Rome.
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Æ Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)9 viewsObv: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Rev: Brockage
Dim: 18mm, 2.01 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the ‘Dioikitirion Square’ Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Æ Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)8 viewsObv: St. Demetrios, orans, standing between two short columns topped by stars
Rev: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Dim: 19mm, 1.40 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the ‘Dioikitirion Square’ Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
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Burnt Hoard Coin 1 reverse11 viewsAPOL( )AVG. Fifth letter could be L or I. Appears to have Apollo standing right, cloak waving behind. Not a type I can find for either Trebonianus Gallus or Gallienus.otlichnik
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Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron.7 viewsThessalonica 1143-1180 A.D. 4.00g - 20.4mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Γ / E-WP / ΓI / OC - Facing bust of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield.

Rev: MANOVH-Λ ΔECΠOT - Crowned bust of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.

SB 1975; BMC 75-77.
Christian Scarlioli
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) BI Tornese, Class III Constantinople Mint (Sear-2327, DOC V-558,559)31 viewsObv: Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by Manus Dei to upper right; Bs on cloak
Rev: Large B over cross pattée; traces of pellets in quarters
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Pb Imperial Seal (Zacos–Veglery 3a, BZS.1958.106.563)178 viewsObv: Nimbate, beardless bust of Justinian I, facing forward, wearing both a helmet with diadem, trefoil ornament, and pendilia, and a chlamys. A circular inscription beginning at left. Border of dots.

D N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVG - Dominus noster Iustinianus perpetuus augustus (Our lord Justinian, eternal augustus)

Rev: Winged Victory advancing, wearing a long chiton and holding a victory wreath in each hand. A small cross visible at left and right. No epigraphy. Border of dots.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2295; DOC 136-43; Lianta 582-83; Grierson 1369; Bendall T.2)15 viewsObv: St. Demetrius enthroned facing, holding sword across knees
Rev: Michael, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by St. Demetrius; Manus Dei above

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Dumbarton Oaks Collection
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Byzantine Empire: Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-1071) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1866; DOC III 8)16 viewsObv: IC XC over NI KA in field; Bust of Christ, facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with nine dots on cover, from beneath
Rev: C-R / P-Δ; Latin cross with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm
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Byzantine Empire: Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-1071) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1866; DOC III 8)17 viewsObv: IC XC over NI KA in field; Bust of Christ, facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with nine dots on cover, from beneath
Rev: C-R / P-Δ; Latin cross with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm

Overstruck on Anonymous Class D follis of Constantine IX (Sear 1836).
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)30 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)26 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head having on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Imitation: Anonymous (ca 11th Century) Æ Follis, Unknown Mint (DOC III Bb; Zervos 9-10)23 viewsObv: IC to left, XC with pellet above to right; Bust of Christ facing, with cross nimbus having quincunx (⁙) in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with ⁙ on cover, from beneath.
Rev: IS-XI IAZ-IIЄ IAZ-IIЄ to left and right above and below of cross; cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms
Dim: 25mm, 6.78g
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Byzantine Period, Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2093; DOC 39.2)201 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; hold scroll in left hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine bearded, holding between them patriarchal cross at the base of which, three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum-headed scepter in right hand. Saint similarly dressed, holds scepter cruciger in left hand

Plate Coin from the Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection
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C. Licinius Lf Macer Republican Denarius38 viewsC. Licinius Lf Macer, Silver denarius, Rome, 84 BC, 3.891g, 20.8mm, die axis 180o, SRCV I 274, RSC I Licinia 16, Crawford 354/1, Sydenham 732
OBV: diademed and cloaked bust of Apollo (or Vejovis) left, from behind, brandishing thunderbolt in right
REV: Minerva in quadriga right, spear in right, shield and reigns in left, C•LICINIVS•L•F / MACER in ex

EX: Forum Ancient coins

This moneyer wrote a history of Rome in sixteen volumes, of which only fragments exist today.
He served as praetor in 68 B.C. but committed suicide several years later after he was accused of extortion.
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C. Licinius Macer, Apollo-Vejovis * Minerva, Roman Republic, moneyer, AR Denarius Serratus85 views"Rome is a state on the move, and growing stronger every day."

Obv: Diademed bust of Apollo-Vejovis, left; viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt, cloak over left shoulder.
No Legend.
Rev: Minerva driving a quadriga right, holding spear and shield. No Legend.

Exergue: C LICINIVS L[F] MACER

Mint: Rome
Struck: 84 BC.

Size: 21.4 mm.
Weight: 3.89 grams
Die axis: 180 degs.

Condition: Lovely, bright luster; minimal tarnish.

Refs:*
M. Crawford Vol. I, p. 370, 354/1, Vol. II, Pl. XLVI, 17
D. Sear I, p. 123, 274
Licinia 16
Sydenham, 732
RSC 16

Tiathena
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C. Sulpicius C.f. (Galba) - AR denarius serratus11 views³moneyer probably not belonged to the patrician Galba family but to a Plebeian branch
³Sardinia or Massalia region
¹Rome
²103 BC
¹106 BC
2 jugate laureate heads of Dii Penates Publici left
D · P · P
Two soldiers (or Dii Penas Publici) standing facing each other, holding spears and pointing at sow which lies between them
C
C·SV(LP)ICI·C·F
¹Crawford 312/1, RSC I Sulpicia 1, SRCV I 189, Sydenham 572
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
³Mark Passehl
3,96g
ex Aurea numismatika

The Sulpicii came from Lavinium and both sides of coin are related to it.

Di Penates Publici were taken from Troy together with Palladium by Aeneas. When Aeneas fled from Troy Helenus, a son of Priamos, has predicted Aeneas, that he would built a new city where a white sow would cast 30 piglets. Aeneas prepared to sacrifice a pregnant white sow he has brought in his ship for this purpose, but the sow escaped and fled 24 stadiums in the inland, layed down under an oak-tree (or ilex-tree) and casted 30 white piglets. Because of that Aeneas knew that this prophecy too became true and he should built a city here. He sacrificed the 30 piglets and erected a shrine at this place. The new city he called Lavinium referring to Lavinia, daughter of king Latinus. The 30 piglets represented 30 years only after which his successors became the real owners of the new land.

At the same time story of white sow predicts foundation of another town:
River god Tiber speak to Aeneas in a dream:
"....
A sow beneath an oak shall lie along,
All white herself, and white her thirty young.
When thirty rolling years have run their race,
Thy son Ascanius, on this empty space,
Shall build a royal town, of lasting fame,
Which from this omen shall receive the name.
..."
Alba Longa was founded just 30 years after Lavinium and so the prophecy was fulfilled here too. The name Alba Longa is said to be derived from the white sow (meaning the long white). So Lavinium was the mothertown of Alba Longa and finely of Rome itself. On the Forum of Lavinium stood a bronze statue of the sow, its body was conserved by the priests in pickle.
(Jochen's coins of mythological interests)
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C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba, Denarius8 viewsC. Sulpicius C.f. Galba, Denarius

RRC 312/1
106 bc

Av: Jugate, laureate heads of Dei Penates l.; before, D P P,
Rv: Two male figures standing facing each other, each holding spear and pointing at sow which lies between them; above, L; in ex., C SVLPICI C [F].

Reverse depicts scene from Aeneid. According to the prophecy, in the place where a white sow casts 30 piglets under an oak tree, a new city shall be built (Lavinium); also, a new city called after the white sow shall be built by Ascanius 30 years later (Alba Longa). (Wikipedia)

Ex Bertolami Fine arts, Auction 24, Numismatics, London, 23.06.2016, #413
Norbert
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Caesareia, Cappadocia; AR Didrachm, Pietas with altar and box11 viewsAntoninus Pius, Caesareia, Cappadocia; AR Didrachm, 6.02g. Obv: AYTOK[P] ANTWNEINOC - CEBACTOC Bust laureate r., fold of cloak on front shoulder. Rev: EYCE - BEIA Pietas, not veiled, standing l., raising r. hand over lighted altar and holding open box in l. hand. Rome-mint style. Metcalf-116e, bust var. of Syd-292. Ex H.J.Berk1 commentsPodiceps
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Caius Licinius Macer48 viewsObv: Diademed bust of Apollo facing left, viewed from behind, brandishing a thunderbolt, a cloak is draped over his left shoulder.

Rev: Minerva in quadriga galloping right, brandishing a spear and holding the reins and a shield; C LICINIVS L. F. / MACER, in exergue.

Notice the double (triple?) strike on the reverse design.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 84 BC

4.2 grams, 19 mm, 0°

RSC Licinia 16, S274
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CALIGULA87 viewsAE sestertius. 40-41 AD. 28,07 grs. 6h. Laureate head left. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P // S P Q R / P P / OB CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC I 53.
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CALIGULA25 viewsAE sestertius. 40-41 AD. 28,07 grs. 6h. Laureate head left. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P // S P Q R / P P / OB CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC I 53.

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Caligula Sestertius RIC 3761 viewsOrichalcum sestertius,
RIC I 37; BMCRE I 38; Cohen 24,
Condition, aVF by wear but corroded, Rome mint,
Weight 24.698g, maximum diameter 34.9mm
OBV: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left;
Rx: S P Q R / P P / OB CIVES / SERVATOS, legend in four lines within Corona Civica oak wreath
ex Forum SH54869., ; ex Edward J. Waddell
recycled photo
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Caracalla13 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Caracalla

Rome mint, 205 A.D
VF, better in hand
19.5 mm / 2.905 g / 0°

Obverse: "ANTONINVS PIVS AVG", laureate, draped bust right.
Reverse: "PONTIF TR P VIII COS II", Mars, with cloak, foot on helmet, holding branch and spear.

RIC 80b, RSC 420a, BMC 481, Sear 6858.

MyID: 008B
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius36 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG laureate & draped bust right
Rev. PONTIF TR P VII COS II Mars, with cloak, foot on helmet, holding branch and spear
Ref. Sear 1841, RIC 80b RSC 420a, BMC 481
Mint Rome
Year 205

ANTONIUS PIUS AUGUSTUS - Antonius Pius is your Emperor and Augustus
PONTIF TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS VII CONSUL II - Priest and Tribune of the People for the seventh time, Consul for the second time

Mars (god of war) is usually depicted naked with a cloak and helmet (as here) or in full armor. He normally has a shield, spear and trophy, though here he has his foot on a helmet, indicating military prowess, and a branch possibly indicating he is willing to extend the olive branch to those he has pacified.


-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Caracalla Mars 80b24 viewsCaracalla, Silver denarius, AD 205, RIC IVi, 80, page 225, Cohen 420, SEAR RCV II (2002), #6858, page 525
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
REV: PONTIF TRP VIII COS II, Mars naked but for cloak on left shoulder, standing left,
right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear

"A strong leader has the support of Mars"
Romanorvm
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Caracalla RIC IV, 39(a) corr.128 viewsCaracalla, AD 198 - 217
AR - Denar, 3.67g, 19mm
Rome AD 199 - 201
obv. ANTONINVS - AVGVSTVS
bust draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate head r., youthful portrait
rev. RECTOR - ORBIS
Caracalla as Alexander the Great, naked, standing frontal, laureate head l.,
Chlamys over l. shoulder, wears sword in scabbard suspended from
belt over shoulder, holding globe r. and reversed spear l.
RIC IV, 39(a) corr.; C.542; BMC 165 corr.
EF, mint luster

The rev. is usually called Caracalla as Sol. But there are some oddities: The figure is not radiate but laureate, and a sword in a scubbard is hanging over the r. shoulder. That doesn't match the attributes of Sol. Curtis Clay: It is Caracalla as Alexander the Great! Probably it resembles the statue of Lysipp 'Alexander with spear'.

CHLAMYS, cloak, if the context suggest civilian rather than military use
PALUDAMENTUM, used to describe the cloak worn with a cuirass by emperors on late Roman coins. So the garment on the obv. is a paludament, that on the rev. a chlamys!
3 commentsJochen
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD20 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PONTIF TRP X COS II, Caracalla standing right, dressed in military attire, with a cloak draped over his shoulders, holding a reversed spear and a parazonium, left foot resting on a helmet.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 207 AD

3.4 grams, 18.14 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 95, RSC 440, S6864, VM 74/2
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD31 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate draped bust of Caracalla, seen from behind, facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XVIIII COS IIII PP, Sol, radiate, standing facing with head turned left, nude except for chlamys (cloak) draped over left shoulder, right hand raised, holding a globe in his left.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 216 AD

5 grams, 21 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 281, RSC 358, S6777
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD22 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PONTIF TRP III, Caracalla as Sol, naked except for a cloak draped over left shoulder, standing facing, head turned left, holding a globe in his outstretched right hand and resting on an inverted spear.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 200 AD

3.6 grams, 18 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 30b, RSC 413, S6857, VM 68
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD16 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PONTIF TRP XII COS III, Caracalla, in military dress, cloak floating behind, on a horse galloping left, brandishing a spear at a fallen enemy who is trampled by horse's forehooves.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 209 AD

3.2 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 113, RSC 468, S6870, VM 76/4
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE35 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 208 CE; 3.15g. RIC 100, RSC 447. Obv: ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG; head laureate right. Rx: PONTIF TR P – XI COS III PP; Mars, in military dress, with cloak floating behind, standing front, (or moving slowly left), looking right, holding spear and shield.

Notes: Twenty-first issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla.

Provenance: Ex Hirsch 287 (7 February 2013), lot 2355.
1 commentsMichael K5
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Caracalla, RIC 80, 205 AD, Rome, Italy14 viewsBust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, right. Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak on left shoulder, standing left, right foot set on helmet, holding branch in right hand and spear in left hand.

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
PONTIF TR P VIII COS II
Antoninus Pius The Revered Emperor.
Pontifex Tribune of the People for the 8th time Consul for the 2nd time.
Jonathan N
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Caracalla, Traianopolis, Telesphorus, AE1750 viewsCaracalla 197-217
Trajanopolis Thrace
17mm, 3.85g
Obv: AVT K M AVR C[E ANTΩNEINOC], laureate head right
Rev: TRAIANO - POΛEITΩN, Telesphorus facing, wearing hooded cloak
Schönert-Geiss 146 (V 67/R 124)
1 commentsareich
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Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, Septimius Severus, SNG Levante 158932 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 15.97g
obv. AVT KAI L C - EP CEVHROC PER CE
Emperor in military cloak and wearing parazonium(?), stg. l., resting with l. hand on
spear and holding in outstretched r. hand Nike on globe, holding wreath and
palm-branch
rev. IE - ROPOLI - TWN KACTABALEW - N
Bust of young Dionysos, wearing ivy wreath and clad in panther skin, r.,
thyrsos over l. shoulder and vine-grape before.
SNG Levante 1589; SNG Paris 2339
about VF, corrosion in upper field of obv.

It's interesting that here the portrait is not the emperor's. Therefore I think it's on the rev.!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III BMC 25832 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 33, 21.52g
obv. AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC CEB , P/P in l. und r. field´
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. TARCOV M - HTROPOL, in l. field M/K, in r. field A/B/G
Mithras, in short military cloak and waving chlamys, as sun-god with radiate
crown, kneeling with l. knee on back of a bull, pulling with l. hand its head
backwards and holding in raised r. hand the sacrificing knife (so-called
tauroctony)
BMC 258
very rare, F/F+

For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Syennesis III, ca. 425-400 BC, AR Stater 18 viewsSyennesis on horseback right, wearing Persian headdress and cloak.
Nude hoplite kneeling left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, holding spear and shield.

SNG Paris-226, SNG Levante-61.

(20 mm, 8.3 g, 1h).
Harlan J. Berk 181, November 2012, 393.

The depiction of the hoplite in a defensive posture on the reverse of this coin is most evocative of its time, notwithstanding the miserable corroded state of the coin itself, which is a type of some rarity. The initial reaction to the typology of this coin might be one of surprise at the apparently incongruous pairing of the image of a Persian dynast on horseback on the obverse with that of a Greek hoplite on the reverse. The explanation is to be found in the written historical record. The coin dates to the period of Xenophon's anabasis. Xenophon refers to the role of Syennesis (III) and his wife Epyaxa in the revolt of Cyrus the Younger, in whose employ as a mercenary Xenophon found himself. In view of the historical record left by Xenophon, the pairing of the motifs of a Persian dynast, or tributary king, on one side of this coin with a Greek hoplite on the other now seems particularly poignant, rather than incongruous. During the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Persian dynasts routinely employed Greek hoplite mercenaries in their armies, so that the reverse typology may simply be a reflection of this reality on coinage destined perhaps for mercenary pay.

All the hereditary kings of Cilicia were termed Syennesis, a royal title more than an actual name. As described in Xenophon’s Anabasis, Syennesis (III) under the influence of his wife and queen, Epyaxa, supported the unsuccessful revolt of Cyrus the Younger against his brother Artaxerxes II in 401 BC. As much as anything this action appears to have been motivated by the desire to prevent Cryrus’ army pillaging and looting during its passage through Cilicia. Syennesis’ support included a body of troops commanded by one of his sons. However, he sent another son, accompanied by a report on Cyrus plans and army to Artaxerxes, so that whatever the outcome he might be aligned with the winning side. Syennesis' actions, however, did little to save Cilicia's autonomy. After 400 BC it became an ordinary satrapy of the Persian Empire, rather than an independent tributary or vassal state, and the role of the hereditary king of Cilicia ceased, replaced by a satrap who was appointed by the Persian king, most frequently a relative of the latter.
n.igma
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Cilicia, Tarsus. AE18. Lycias Magistrate.24 viewsObv: Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter
Rev: Club tied with fillets within oak wreath, LYCIA in ex.
Lycias Magistrate.
ancientone
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City Commemorative127 viewsCity Commemorative - Rome Mint - AE3 - RIC VII 331v

O: VRBS ROMA, helmeted, plumed bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak

R: She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, four-petalled flower on wolf's shoulder, two stars above. RFQ in exergue

2.73g, 17.6mm, 225 degree die axis, 330 AD.

2 commentsBiancasDad
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City Commemorative - AE 36 viewsHeraclea
330-333 AD
helmeted, bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS__ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
•SMHE
RIC VII Heraclea 119
2,71
Johny SYSEL
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City Commemorative - AE 35 viewsCyzicus
330-336 AD
helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS_ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
?SMK?
RIC 72/91/106/119 (VII, Cyzicus)
2,16g
Johny SYSEL
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City Commemorative, Arelate RIC VII-36827 viewsAE3/4
Rome mint, 332-333 A.D.
17mm, 1.69g
RIC VII-368

Obverse:
VRBS ROMA
Helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, bust left.

Reverse:
SCONST in exergue
She-wolf left, suckling twins; above, branch between two stars.
Will J
ANON-5-ROMAN.jpg
City Commemorative, Constantinople RIC VII-07817 viewsAE3
Constantinople mint, 333-335 A.D.
2.06g, 18mm
RIC VII-78

Obverse:
VRBS ROMA
Helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, bust left.

Reverse:
CONSIA. in exergue
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins; two stars above.
rubadub
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City Commemorative, Cyzicus RIC VII-09217 viewsAE3
Cyzicus mint, 331-334 A.D.
19mm, 2.39g
RIC VII-92

Obverse:
CONSTANTINOPOLI
Laureate helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear, bust left.

Reverse:
SMKA in exergue
Victory standing left, on prow with spear, shield.
rubadub
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City Commemorative, Cyzicus RIC VII-10719 viewsAE3/4
Cyzicus mint, 332-335 A.D.
17mm, 1.93g
RIC VII-107

Obverse:
CONSTANTINOPOLI
Laureate helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear, bust left.

Reverse:
.SMKS in exergue
Victory standing left, on prow with spear, shield.
rubadub
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City Commemorative, Heraclea RIC VII-13428 viewsAE3
Heraclea mint, 330-333 A.D.
2.52g, 19mm
RIC VII-134

Obverse:
VRBS ROMA
Helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, bust left.

Reverse:
..SMH Ε . in exergue
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins; two stars above.
1 commentsrubadub
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 187, Thessalonica14 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. O on wolfs shoulder, 2 stars above.
Mintmark SMTS epsilon, 16.1 mm., 2.5 g.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187
NORMAN K
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 240 Siscia12 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. 2 stars above.
Mintmark rSIS Siscia, 17.9 mm., 2.4 g.
Ref: RIC VII 240
NORMAN K
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 356 Arelate, 331 CE9 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. 2 stars and crescent above.
Mintmark SCONST Arelatum, 14.03 mm., 1.4 g.
Ref: RIC VII 356
NORMAN K
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City Commemorative, Rome RIC VII-33818 viewsAE3/4
Rome mint, 330-331 A.D.
17mm, 1.57g
RIC VII-338

Obverse:
VRBS ROMA
Helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, bust left.

Reverse:
RBQ in exergue
She-wolf left, suckling twins; above, two stars.
rubadub
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City Commemorative, Thessalonica RIC VII-22916 viewsAE3/4
Thessalonica mint, 336-337 A.D.
17mm, 0.73g
RIC VII-229

Obverse:
VRBS ROMA
Helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, bust left.

Reverse:
SMTSE in exergue
She-wolf left, suckling twins; above, two stars.
rubadub
ANON-3-ROMAN~0.jpg
City Commemorative, Thessalonica RIC VII-23018 viewsAE3/4
Thessalonica mint, 336-337
16mm, 1.45g
RIC VII-230

Obverse:
CONSTANTINOPOLIS
Laureate helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear, bust left.

Reverse:
SMTSE in exergue
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
rubadub
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City of Constantinople Commemorative8 viewsConstantine I ("the Great"). 307 - 337 AD.

Alexandria. 335-337 AD.

17mm., 2.47g

CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS. Bust of Constantinopolis, laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left, holding reversed spear in right hand

Victory, winged, draped, standing left on prow, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand. MintMark: SMAL. OfficinaMark: Γ

References: RIC VII Alexandria 71

AAHD
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City of Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 333 A.D.82 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 63, VF, Constantinople, 2.524g, 18.5mm, 0o, 330 - 333 A.D.; Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; Reverse: Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, CONSZ in exergue; nice style. Ex FORVM.

Constantinople Commemoratives minted by the actual city of Constantinople mint are much scarcer than those minted by other Eastern mints.

The village that was to become the site of Byzantium/Constantinople/Istambul was founded c. 658 B. C. by a Greek colony from Megara; the site was then occupied by the Thracian village of Lygos. The chief of the Megarian expedition was Byzas, after whom the city was naturally called Byzantion (Lat. Byzantium). Despite its perfect situation, the colony did not prosper at first; it suffered much during the Medic wars, chiefly from the satraps of Darius and Xerxes. Later on, its control was disputed by Lacedæmonians and Athenians; for two years (341-339 B. C.) it held out against Philip of Macedon. It succeeded in maintaining its independence even against victorious Rome, was granted the title and rights of an allied city, and its ambassadors were accorded at Rome the same honours as those given to allied kings; it enjoyed, moreover, all transit duties on the Bosporus. Cicero defended it in the Roman Senate, and put an end to the exactions of Piso.

The city continued prosperous to the reign of Septimius Severus, when it sided with his rival, Pescennius Niger. After a siege of three years (193-196) Severus razed to the ground its walls and public monuments, and made it subject to Perinthus or Heraclea in Thrace. But he soon forgave this resistance, restored its former privileges, built there the baths of Zeuxippus, and began the hippodrome. It was devastated again by the soldiers of Gallienus in 262, but was rebuilt almost at once. In the long war between Constantine and Licinius (314-323) it embraced the fortunes of the latter, but, after his defeat at Chrysopolis (Scutari), submitted to the victor.

Constantine had chosen this city as the new capital of the Roman Empire, but owing to his wars and the needs of the State, he rarely resided there.

(The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV; Copyright © 1908 by Robert Appleton Company;Online Edition Copyright © 2003 by K. Knight).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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City of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 -335 A.D.46 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 92, VF, 2.60g, 17.8mm, 0o, Cyzicus mint, 331 - 334 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse Victory standing left, foot on prow, holding spear and shield, SMKA in ex; cwonsidler
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)15 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
34mm, 9.14g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
27mm, 10.43g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)7 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 10.13g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)10 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 10.97g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)23 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
36mm, 9.61gg

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
1 commentswileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 11.26g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
1 commentswileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
29mm, 10.17g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
1 commentswileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 7.76g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
1 commentswileyc
sb1818classA329mm1035g.jpg
Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
29mm, 10.35g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
sb1818classA3f3230mm965g.jpg
Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
ornament cross, cross, cross, Ornamentation style F32
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 9.65gg


Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
sb1818classA3f4530mm1042g.jpg
Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)11 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
ornament type 45 forum
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 10.42g
Ornamentation style F45

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)6 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 10.79g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)9 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 9.30g
Ornamentation style F41

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)18 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 8.94gg

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)15 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
29mm, 8.41g
Ornamentation style unclear

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)18 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 10.09g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
wileyc
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Class B Follis11 viewsAnonymous Follis Class B (bronze), 11th Century. Constantinople. Obverse: Christ facing, nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. Reverse: Large cross on three steps. Legend: IS – XS BAS – ILE BAS – ILE in 3 lines. Weight: 10,93 g. Diameter: 31 mm. Reference: Sear 1823. Sear attributes to Romanus III but in the Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue/ Grierson Class B is assigned to Michael IV.Podiceps
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Claudius AE Sestertius41 views41-42 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP - Laureate head of Claudius.
Rev.: EX S C / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in oak wreath.
RIC 96
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Claudius I AE Sertersius - EX SC OB CIVES SERVATOS - Lyon mint.11 views31 mm / 21,30 gr.
Claudius, AE sestertius. Lyons mint. AD 46-47.
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, laureate head right / EX SC-OB-CIVES-SERVATOS legend in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC 96, Cohen 39, BMCRE 115; Sear 1848
Antonivs Protti
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Claudius Sestertius30 viewsAE Sestertius, ca 41-50 AD
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP, laur. hd. r.
Rev: EX SC / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS . Legend in four lines acress field, surrounded by an oak-wreath
(refers to award of corona civica)
RIC 96
Tanit
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Claudius Sestertius39 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP
Laur head of Claudius right

EX SC
OB
CIVES
SERVATOS
in four lines within oak-wreath

Rome 41-2 BC
Sear 1849

SOLD
Titus Pullo
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Claudius Sestertius RIC 96 Gallic mint44 viewsAE sestertius.

OBV: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, laureate head right.

REV- EX SC OB CIVES SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath.

Grade: F
Gallic mint.
RIC 96. 33mm, 25.3g.
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Claudius, 41 - 54 AD61 viewsObv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TRP VI IMP XI, laureate head of Claudius facing right.

Rev: SPQR / P P / OP CS, in three lines within an oak wreath.

Plated Denarius, Illegal mint after Rome, ca. 46 - 47 AD

2.9 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC I 41, RSC 87, S1848, VM 10
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Claudius, RIC 96, Sestertius of AD 41-50 37 viewsÆ sestertius (26.7g, Ø34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 41-50.
Obv.: TI·CLAVDIVS CAESAR·AVG·PM TR P IMP , laureate head of Claudius facing right.
Rev.: EX SC / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within an oak wreath.
RIC 96; BMC 115; Cohen 39; Sear 2000 (RCV) 1849; Foss (RHC) 63:3

This coin was first struck in the year of Claudius' accession, 41 AD. "OB CIVIS SERVATOS" means "For saving all the citizens". Claudius had revoked the law of maiestas, which had allowed emperors like Tiberius to destroy opponents by accusing them of treason. Claudius also recalled exiles, reduced taxes, and awarded the Praetorian Guard the largest monetary gift (Donativum) ever given by an emperor. Therefore, he was considered worthy of the civic wreath (corona civica) and clupeus virtutis.
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Claudius, sestertius of AD 41-5020 viewsÆ sestertius (26.7g, Ø34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 41-50.
Obv.: TI·CLAVDIVS CAESAR·AVG·PM TR P IMP, laureate head of Claudius facing right.
Rev.: EX SC / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS within an oak wreath.
RIC 96 (C); BMC 115; Cohen 39; Sear (RCV 2K) 1849; Foss (RHC) 63:3

This type was first struck in the year of Claudius' accession, 41 AD. As Claudius had revoked the maiestas law (allowing emperors to destroy opponents accusing them of treason), reduced taxes, and awarded the Praetorian Guard with a large Donativum, the Senate awarded him the corona civica and clupeus virtutis.
Charles S
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Clémencin, Artemis9 viewsMedal by François André Clémencin
1878-1950
Ca. 1940

A student of Jules Coutan, Clémencin exhibited at the Salon des artistes français in 1907 and received an honourable mention that year. In 1921, he won a silver medal.

He is responsible for sensual or erotic bronze statuettes, monuments to the dead and medals. (wikipedia)

Obv: Artemis running left, holding bow, dog behind
Rev: CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DE LA CHASSE – FEDERATION DEPARTEMENTALE MORLON, laurel and oak leaves
AE, 52mm, 87g
Ref.:
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Commemorative30 viewsCommemorative
18 mm 2.12 gm
O: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder;
R:Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, BSIS in exergue;
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Commemorative Issue, 330 - 346 AD (Constantinople)70 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left, wearing an imperial cloak and holding a reversed spear.

Rev: No legend, Victory standing left, on the prow of a galley, holding a spear and a shield; SMTSЄ in exergue.

Billon Centenionalis, Thessalonica mint, 5th Officina, 336 - 337 AD

2.9 grams, 18 mm, 0°

RIC VII Thessalonica 188, S16470, VM 1
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Commemorative Issue, 330 - 346 AD (Constantinople)32 viewsObv: CONSTANTINPOLI, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinople facing left, wearing an imperial cloak and holding a reversed spear.

Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers helmeted, standing facing one another, holding reversed spears in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground, between them is one standard; CONSZ in exergue.

Copper reduced Follis, Constantinople mint, 336 - 337 AD

1.3 grams, 14.7 mm, 180°

RIC VII Constantinople 144
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Commemorative Issue, 330 - 346 AD (Constantinople)32 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left, wearing an imperial cloak and holding a reversed spear.

Rev: No legend, Victory standing left, on the prow of a galley, holding a spear and a shield; RFЄ in exergue.

Billon Reduced Centenionalis, Rome mint, 5th Officina, 330 AD

2.7 grams, 16.8 mm, 180°

RIC VII Rome 333, S16463, VM 1
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Commodus RIC III, 25168 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 16.34mm, 2.49g
Rome, AD 192
obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
Bearded head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin headdress
rev. HER - CVL / ROM - AN / AV - GV on both sides of
Hercules' club in oak-wreath
RIC III, 251; C.190; BMC 339
scarce, VF/VF, toned, on a small flan as usual, but nice portrait

This is one of the types showing Commodus as Hercules, sign of his madness.
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Commodus, RIC 308c, Sestertius of AD 181 (Jupiter)37 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.9g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 181.
Obv.: M·COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head of Commodus facing right.
Rev.: IVPPITER CONSERVATOR·TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P (around) S C (across field), Jupiter naked standing l. holding thunderbolt and long sceptre holding cloak over Commodus, togate, standing l. holding a branch and a sceptre.
RIC 308c (scarce); Cohen 273 (12fr).
ex Jesus Vico S.A. (2012)
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Commodus- Jupiter85 viewsCommodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.

Obverse:
Laureate head right

M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT

M: Marcus
COMMODVS: Commodus
ANT: Antoninus, Antoninus
PFELIX: Pius Felix,
AVG: Augustus,
BRIT: Britannicus

Reverse:
IOVI IVVENI P M TR P XIIII IMP VIII COS V P P S—C

IOVI: Jupiter
IVVENI: Young
P M: Pontifix Maximus, ypperste præst
TRP: Tribunicia Potestas, folkets tribunat
XIIII: 14
IMP: Imperator,
VIII: 8
COS: Consul,
V:
PP: Pater Patria,

S—C: Senatus Consulto

Showing: Jupiter with his head left, naked except for cloak hanging from shoulder: Jupiter holding thunderbolt and sceptre, and there is a eagle at left foot. There is an S at left and an C right for Jupiter.


Domination: Sestertius, Orichalcum, size 30 mm
Mint: Rome

TRP = This is short for tribunicia potestate - "with the power of the Tribune of the Plebs." The government of Rome was split into the Patricians (who were Senators) and the Plebians. Nine Tribunes of the Plebs were elected by both Plebs and Patricians every year to be in charge of the Plebian assembly. These Tribunes could not be injured because it could be punishable by death. They had veto powers, and they could prevent a law from being passed or an election. An emperor cannot technically rule on the Plebian assembly since he is a Patrician, but by taking the title he could be free from injury. On a coin, if this symbol is followed by a number, it depicts how many times he has been elected Tribune of the Plebs.
John Schou
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Constans AE4, Two Victories (RIC Trier 185)17 viewsTrier mint, 1st officina, 347-348. 14 mm, 1.59 g, 180º.

Obverse: CONSTANS P F AVG Constans, draped and cuirassed, with laurel and rosette diadem, looking right.

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN Two Victories with wreaths. Oak leaf in center.

Exergue: TRP

Reference: RIC VIII Trier 185.
Manuel
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Constans, RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 8641 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis, 4.20g, 21mm
Constantinopolis, AD 346-350
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped, with necklace, pearldiadem, l., holding globe in l. hand
rev. FEL TEMP REPA - RATIO
Soldier in military cloak, advancing r., looking l., holding transverted spear in l. hand, leading young
barbarian in military cloak and wearing crown(?) from reed hut, behind bended tree.
in ex. CONS[?]
ref. RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 86; C.18; LRBC 2012

The rev. alludes to the fact that under Constans Franks were led over the Rhine and settled in Toxandria (todays Belgium) as armed farmers to secure the frontier.
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Constantine I "the Great," 307 - 337 AD 36 viewsObv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.

Rev: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol, wearing radiate crown, standing left, cloak draped over his left shoulder, right hand raised, holding a globe in his left, star in left field; PLN in exergue.

Billon Follis, Londinium mint, 312 - 313 AD

2.9 grams, 21 mm, 180°

RIC VI Londinium 280, S16049, VM 63
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Constantine I - AE follis7 viewsLugdunum
313-314 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVIC_TO COMITI
S_F
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 3
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Constantine I - AE follis5 viewsLugdunum
316 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVI_CTO COMITI
A_S
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 53
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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CONSTANTINE I AE Follis17 viewsOBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO COMITI; Sol standing slightly left left, radiate, nude but for cloak over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left hand, T - F divided across field, PTR in ex
Struck at Treveri 310-313 AD
4.4g, 25mm
RIC VI Treveri 872, p. 227
Ex JAZ Numismatics
Legatus
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Constantine I, 307-337 6 viewsÆ Follis, 23mm, 4.8g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 313-315
Obv.: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG; Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. MARTI CON-SERVATORI; Mars helmeted in military dress, standing right, cloak spread, holding vertical spear reversed, resting left hand on shield; T-F // PTR
Reference: RIC VII Trier 50, r4
From the YOC Collection / 16-421-40
John Anthony
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Constantine I, AD 307-33731 viewsAE follis, 20.16 mm (2.63 gm).

VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust left, wearing imperial cloak / Wolf left and twins, 2 stars above; ΓSIS in exergue. Siscia mint, struck AD 330-333.

RIC VII, 222 Siscia (pg. 453).
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Constantine I, The Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus) (Caesar, 306-307 A.D.; Augustus 307 A.D. in the West and 310 A.D. in the East – 337 A.D.)15 viewsRIC VI Trier 873

AE2 Follis, 22 mm

Trier mint, first officina, struck 310-313 A.D.

Obv: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing facing, head left, chlamys (cloak) draped over left shoulder, holding globe and raising hand, T and F in fields, PTR in exergue.

RIC rarity C2
Stkp
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Constantine II22 viewsAE Reduced follis, 18mm, 3.1g, London mint: 318 AD.
Obv.: FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN NC; Bust laureate, draped cuirassed, seen from back.
Rev.: PRINCIPIA I-VVENTVTIS; Prince in military dress, standing right, cloak spread, leaning on reversed vertical spear, hand resting on shield; crescent // PLN.
Reference: cf. RIC VII London 136 var (RIC coin has break IV-VENTVTIS) R4
Notes: sold to jwt, 10/23/15
John Anthony
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Constantine II RIC VII, Rome 9154 viewsConstantine II 337-340, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 3.30g, 19.24mm
Rome 2nd officina, AD 317
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES
bare head, draped, cuirassed, seen from back
rev. PRINCIPIA - I - VVENTVTIS
Prince helmeted, in military dress, standing r., cloak spread, holding reversed
spear, hand on shield set on ground.
left field A
exergue: RS
RIC VII, Rome 91; not in Cohen
R5; F/VF

It seems to be a very rare type. Look at the hair-do of Constantine! Shame about the odd obverse!
Jochen
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Constantine MARTI CONSERVATORI37 viewsA.D. 314-15
20x20mm
Obv. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG bust laur., cuir.
Rev. MARTI CONSERVATORI [To Mars, the saviour] Mars in military dress, stg. r., reversed spear in r. hand, l. on shield set on the ground, cloak across r. shoulder. Mintmark: ST. RIC VI Ticinum 125
James b4
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Constantine the Great AE Follis96 viewsRIC VI 50b Constantine the Great AE Follis. 312-313 AD. CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chamlys (cloak) hanging from left shoulder, holding globe & leaning on scepter, wreath left, B right, •SM•TS• in ex.1 commentsTkonnova
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Constantine The Great- City of Constantinopolis Commemorative Victory130 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:
CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder

City of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 -335 A.D.

Reverse:
Victory standing left, foot on prow or ship, holding spear and shield. The Constantinopolis coin depicts the foot of Victory on a prow, which is the bow of a ship.

Domination: Silver, Size: 18 mm. Rare to see so much silvering on a Constantinopolis, but it always seems to be Alexandria that it survives on.

Mint: exergue is SMALB (Sacra Moneta ALexandria officina B second officina), which is Alexandria. RIC VII Alexandria 64 r1 A.D. 333-335.

Coin rated: Very Fine
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Constantine the Great- CONSTANTINOPOLIS Commemorative43 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:
CONSTANTINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder

Reverse:
Victory standing left on ship, holding scepter and resting hand on shield

Domination: Bronze AE 3, 17 mm

Mint: CONS. Z . ( = Zeta 6.th Officina), Costantinopolis RIC VII Constantinople 86. R4
John S
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Constantine The Great- Marti85 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:Laureate and cuirassed bust right
CONSTANTINVS PF AVG

CONSTANTINVS: Contantine
PF: Pius Felix,
AVG: Agustus,

Reverse:
MARTI CONSERVATORI

MARTI: Mars
CONSERVATORI: Preserver

Showing: Mars with helm, in military dress, and with the cloak spead out. Mars stands left and lokks right. Mars holds a reverse spear in right hand ond a shield in on the ground at left. There is a T at left and F at left across the reverse.

Domination: Follis, Bronze, size 20 mm
Mint: PTR-- (Prima) , TR (Trier)

1 commentsJohn Schou
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Constantinople Commemorative - AE 313 viewsThessalonica
330-333 AD
Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder, wearing imperial cloak
CONSTAN_TINOPOLIS
Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting hand on shield
SMTSΔ
RIC VII Thessalonica 188
1,72g
Johny SYSEL
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Constantinople Commemorative, RIC VII 224, Siscia34 viewsCity of Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 333 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 224, Siscia mint, 1.948g, 18.5mm, 180o, 330 - 333 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse , Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, BSIS in exergue. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Constantinople commemorative, SMKD, Cyzicus20 viewsCity of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 - 335 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 92, gVF, Cyzicus mint, 2.546g, 17.5mm, 180o, 334 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse , Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, SMK“D” in ex; green patina. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative 330-331AD AE1723 views
CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative 330-331AD
Obv. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]; bust l., laur. helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear.
Rev. Victory stg. l. on prow, holding spear and shield seen from side. •PLG in exergue.

Ref. REVERSE VARIETY. Specimen similar to LYONS 246 except for Victory's shield seen from side instead of seen from front.
UK detector find.
Lee S
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Constantius II, 337 - 361 AD43 viewsObv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right.

Rev: VOTIS / XXX / MVLITS / XXXX in four lines, within an oak-wreath; SIRM in exergue.

Silver Reduced Siliqua, Sirmium mint, c. 355 - 361 AD

2.92 grams, 21.25 mm, 0°

RIC VIII Sirmium 68, RSC 342-3u, VM 65
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Siscia 28612 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE - Cententionalis (AE 2), 21.85mm, 5.18g, 0°
Siscia, 1st officina, 10.1. - 25.12.350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. HOC SIG - NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding in raised r. hand labarum with Chi_Rho
and in l. arm spear; at the r. side Victoria stg. l., holding palmbranch and crowning him with wreath
in l. field A
in ex. .ASIS
ref. RIC VIII, Siscia 286; LRBC 1173
scarce, VF, glossy green patina

The legend originally dates back to Vetranio and takes up again the vision of Constantine I before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge against Maxentius (Eusebius, Vita Constantini). Originally "en toutw nika".
Jochen
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Copper As of Hadrian11 viewsA Roman copper as of Hadrian, minted in Rome between 134-138 AD. 26.1 mm, 8.635 g.

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right

Reverse: CAPPADOCIA, Cappadocia standing left, wearing cap, sleeveless tunic, cloak over shoulders, and high boots, model of Mt. Argaeus in right, vexillum vertical behind in left, S - C flanking across lower field

Attribution: RIC II 848(d), cf. BMCRE III 1732 (dupondius), Cohen 203 (dupondius), SRCV II 3656 (dupondius)
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius12 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
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Cr 448/1a AR Denarius L. Hostilius Saserna 11 viewsL. Hostilius Saserna 48 BCE (18mm., 3.67g.)
o: Female head r. (Pietas?), wearing oak wreath
r: L·HOSTILIVS – SASERNA Victory advancing r., holding caduceus and palm branch
Crawford 448/1a
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Crawford 13/125 viewsDenomination: Didrachm
Era: c. 300-280 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of bearded Mars L. Behind, Oak Spray.
Reverse: Horse’s head R. on base. Behind, corn ear. ROMANO on base of horse’s head.
Weight: 6.45 gm
Reference: Crawford 13/1
Provenance: Kunker eLive Auction 50, 18-JUL-2018.
Ex. Fritz Rudolf Künker 34, Osnabrück 1996, No. 173.


Comments: Oak spray on obverse is very light and off flan, but in-hand, the spray is obviously there. There are five curious edge cuts (test cuts?) near each other at 10-11 o'clock obv. Rare dies. Some private discussion of the authenticity but 5 coins show up in ACSearch (after 1999) and other sources with the same obverse die. Two of these have a different reverse dies. The coin is light, but all examples are light(ish), with the heaviest being 7.12 g. and the lightest is my coin 6.45 g. The second lightest of the group is 6.51 g. I am convinced it is authentic.
3 commentsSteve B5
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Crispus - AE 3 (follis)3 viewsAquileia
317 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CRISPVS NOB CAES
soldier standing left, wearing helmet and cloak, holding spear and resting hand on shield
PRINCIPIA I_V_VENTVTIS
AQT
RIC VII Aquileia 9
ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Crispus RIC VII 141 (Trier)7 viewsObv: FL IVL CRISPUS NOB CAES
Bust laur., dr., cuir.
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - TF - BTR
Prince laur., in military dress, standing r., cloak spread, holding transverse spear in r. hand, globe in l.

3.17g, 19mm
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Crispus RIC VII, Rome 9061 viewsCrispus, Caesar 317 - 326, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 4.14g, 21mm
Rome 1. officina, AD 317
obv. CRISPVS NOBIL CAES
cuirassed bust, laureate head r.
rev. PRINCIP - I - A IVVENTVTIS
Prince helmeted, in military dress, standing r., cloak spread, holding reverse
spear, hand on shield set on ground
left field: A
exergue: RP
RIC VII; Rome 90; C.100
R3; VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

PRINCIPIA IUVENTUTIS, the Leaderships of the Youth. In the reign of Augustus, the emperor's grandsons were each invested with the courtesy title of 'PRINCEPS IUVENTUTIS', and in due course the title came to be given regularly to the heir to the imperial throne.
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Crusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Peter II 1369-1382 . AR . Gros Petit .36 viewsCrusaders, Kingdom of Cyprus, Peter II 1369-1382 . AR . Gros Petit .
1.5 Gr.
PIE REROI (I?) King seated on small , low throne, wears cloak fastened with cruciform brooch at neck , holds scepter in right and orb in left hand . Below right shield with lion of Cyprus rampant left .
+IERU3ALEMEDCHIPRE or similar . Cross of Jerusalem
CCS 97 -99 var .
Rare .
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Crusaders: Tancred, Regent (1101-1112) Æ Follis, Antioch (Metcalf, Crusades-81; CCS-5)11 viewsObv: IC XC (Ιησούς Χριστός; Jesus Christ); Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, nimbate, wearing tunic and cloak, holding Gospels
Rev: Cross pattée with pellet at end of each bar; TA NK P H in quarters; fleuronné at base
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Cyprus, 1/4 Piastre , 190113 viewsObv:- VICTORIA QUEEN, Queen facing left wearing a coronet with a decoration of oak leaves and scrolls; date below.
Rev:- CYPRUS . QUARTER PIASTRE, 1/4 within a circle of beads and in a circle the inscription
Mintage 72000
Engraver - Wyon Leonard Charles at Royal Mint, London

KM 1.20

Part of a large, mixed world lot I bought on a whim.
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Decorated arretine bowl57 viewsArretine bowl (ca. 9cm x 19.5cm) ca. 2nd cent. A.D.. Repeating pattern of cloaked male figure blowing horn while engaged in a sexual act with a female bending forward and looking back. Elaborate floral spacing design followed by a cherub on a pedestal within an arch supported by spiral fluted columns.

additional information from Harlan J. Berk: Erotic bowls of this type are extremely rare and this example appears to be unrecorded. Restored from many fragments, but only two significant loses to the rim with one extending into the design.
3 commentsCharles S
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Denarius of Alexander Severus13 viewsSilver Denarius of Alexander Severus, minted in Rome in 224 AD.

Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind

Reverse P M TR P III COS P P, Jupiter standing left, nude but for cloak over arms, thunderbolt in right, long scepter vertical behind in left;

Attribution: RIC IV 35, RSC III 249
chuy1530
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Distilled Water Soak66 viewsScotvs Capitis
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Divus Germanicus AE Dupondius. Rome Mint Under Caligula 37-41 AD35 viewsDivus Germanicus AE Dupondius.
Rome Mint Issued by Caligula in honor of his deceased father (Died in 19AD) 37-41 AD 11.95g
Obverse: GERMANICVS CAESAR Germanicus, bare-headed and cloaked, standing in quadriga, right, holding eagle tipped scepter
Reverse: SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM S C Germanicus bare-headed and cuirassed, right, with tunic standing, left, right hand raised and left holding aquila.
RIC I 57 (Gaius); BMC 94; Cohen 7
Ex Forum Auctions ( Jay GT4 )
1 commentsVladislav D
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DOMITIAN32 viewsAR Denariius. 88 AD. 3,22 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / COS XIIII across field, column inscribed LVD/SAEC/FEC in three lines; all within oak-wreath.
RIC II 604. RSC 70
VAuction 265. Lot 108.
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DOMITIAN103 viewsAR Denariius. 88 AD. 3,22 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / COS XIIII across field, column inscribed LVD/SAEC/FEC in three lines; all within oak-wreath.
RIC II 604. RSC 70
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Domitian RIC II, 249183 viewsDomitian 81 - 96
AE - As, 11.14g, 27mm
Rome 84
obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS X
bust with Aegis, laureate, r. (corr.!)
rev. Victory advancing r., holding eagle-standart across l. shoulder,
between S - C
RIC II, 249; C.463
good VF

AEGIS, a small cloak or shawl worn by Zeus or his daughter Athena. In Roman coinage it appears as a symbol for Minerva. Usually it displays a gorgon's head in the centre. Domitian claimed Minerva as his patron.
4 commentsJochen
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Domitian RIC-183332 viewsAR Denarius, 2.90g
Rome mint, 84 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC; Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped, bearded, l.
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 183 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, April 2014.

84 AD probably saw the peak of artistic quality with Domitian's precious metal coinage. Two years previous, the fineness of the denarius was increased and the style radically changed from the earlier issues. Upon Domitian's accession the veristic style of Vespasian and Titus still dominated, after the reform it became more idealised and much finer. By 84 the style had evolved to such a high degree that the mint was able to produce these finely engraved draped busts, albeit in small quantities. This extremely rare coin struck in 84 is an exquisite example of the new idealised style. This is the second known specimen of the type. Much experimentation was going on at the mint at this time with reverse types, busts, and style. I assume the amount of time an engraver spent on rendering these highly polished pieces was considerable, which could perhaps explain why they were not struck more commonly. RIC theorises the drapery represents a military cloak commemorating Domitian's recent German victory. Afterwards, the style remained idealised and fine but the finer portraits would sometimes appear with an aegis, the draped busts consigned to an experimental cul-de-sac. The idealised style would continue to evolve throughout the reign reaching baroque proportions by 88. It's a shame that this fine portrait bust was struck sparingly.

Ian Carradice speculated in his 1983 monograph Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian that the same engraver who did this piece may have worked on an earlier left facing portrait from 81 (see my Domitian RIC 75). Although left facing portraits are extremely rare in Domitian's reign and it is not out of the realm of possibility that the same engraver was working at the mint three years later and produced another left facing bust, to my eyes the styles seem too different to warrant that conclusion.

The bust of Domitian here is superbly rendered, one of the finest portraits of Domitian I've ever seen on a denarius. Same obverse die as the unique specimen cited in RIC.

13 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-39747 viewsÆ Sestertius, 26.19g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM XI CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, r., with aegis
Rev: GERMANIA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Trophy; to r., German captive stg. r., hands bound, head l.; to l., Germania std. l.; around arms
RIC 397 (R2). BMC 361. BNC -.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, August 2019.

In 85 Domitian struck a fairly impressive issue of sestertii, M. Grant hyperbolically called it the most 'ambitious' of any one reign or year. The series is the first major aes issue of Domitian's reign and is dominated by panoramic types commemorating his military victory over the Germanic tribe the Chatti. The details of the war are unclear, but the overall impression is that the conflict was a minor affair blown out of proportion by an emperor eager for military glory. Consequently, Domitian's Germanic triumph of 83 received a certain amount of ridicule from ancient writers who thought the whole thing was a sham (Dio goes so far as to say Domitian raided the palace's furniture stores for his fake spoils!), no doubt the numismatic propaganda for the victory was likely viewed in the same manner by contemporary senatorial elites. Germania Capta types were first struck in silver in 84 and in bronze in 85. This iconic Germania Capta sestertius strongly echoes Vespasian's Judaea Capta types - but instead of a palm tree we see a trophy and a bound captive replaces the triumphal emperor. H. Mattingly writes in BMCRE 'the type is closely modelled on the Judaea Capta of Vespasian, but the German element is indicated by the heavy angular cloak worn by the man and by the oblong shields.' Comparing the two triumphs, the Josephian scholar Steve Mason remarked - 'The same people who produced Flavian Triumph I: Judaea were on hand for Flavian Triumph II: Germania, and sequels are rarely as good as the originals.'

The Germania Capta sestertii were produced for only a few short years between 85-88. The present example from the third issue of 85 is a rare variant with an obverse legend struck just after Domitian had become censor for life (CENS PER).
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Dynasts of Lycia AR Stater circa 380-360 BC 25.5 mm 9.59 g 12 h SNG von Aulock 42516 viewsAntiphellos mint,Bearded head of Perikles facing slightly to left,his hair in dramatic disarray and with his cloak held togather around his neckwith a circular broach,to right dolphin swimming downward./PARIKLA VAHNTAZ in Lycian script.Warrior ,nude but for his crested Corinthian helmet,advancing to right,brandishing sword with his raised right hand and holding oval shield in his left hand,to left triskeles,all within shllow incuse square.
Olcay-Morkholm 391-396 A1-P2 same dies.,
from the Trausnitz collection,acquired fromMunzhandlung Athena on 14 April 1997
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East India Company 10 Cash Copper Ingot63 viewsDate: AD 1808
Obverse: EAST INDIA COMPANY; arms of East India Company - two rearing lions each with one back paw on globe, facing inward, leaning against shield, medieval helm above with similar rearing lion facing l. on top, two banners to l. and r. of helm; 1808 below
Reverse: Mughal inscription with X (denomination of 10) .CASH. below
Size: 25 mm, as found at shipwreck site – bent
Photo: The black & white photo between the coin obverse and reverse images is one of the divers who recovered the coins in 1985.
* Note: I purchased this at a coin shop on Grand Cayman island while on my honeymoon in 2001.

This shipwreck coin is from the 145 foot long, 36 foot in berth ship, The Admiral Gardner, that sank on January 25th, 1809, travelling through a fearsome storm in the infamous English Channel. Due to the roughness of the storm, rescue boats failed to reach the damaged ship. Bystanders watched helpessly as the triple deck square rigger constructed of oak and teak sank and took the lives of seven crewmen trapped onboard. The Admiral Gardner was headed for India, and contained coins for payment fto workers in Bengal and Madras. Found in well preserved condition on the seabed, the coins were well wrapped and secured in wooden casks.

In 1809, after the ship sank, some items were salvaged from the wreck, but the valuable cargoes deep in the hold were not reachable. Around 1984, which was 175 years after the ship sank, a local fisherman reported that he thought he was snagging his nets on the Admiral Gardner, the fate of the ship being well known locally. The divers who made the first dive on the wreck were amazed at what they saw. Exposed ribs, frames and decking outlined the shape of the ship. She was lying on a gently sloping sandy bottom at depths ranging between 45 and 60 feet of water. Along with her cargo of coins, some of which had spilled out from the barrels in which they were stowed, her cargo had consisted of a quantity of cannon balls, anchors, iron bars and copper ingots. In 1985 the wreck was listed as being of historical interest, and a license to dive on the site was granted to Richard Larn of Cornwall, the original discoverers of the wreck having formed themselves into a syndicate known as The East India Company Divers. The group, all very experienced in diving on wrecks on the Goodwin Sands, was formed to salvage and administer the legal aspects of any artifacts recovered. Some salvage was carried out in the summer of 1984, but due to weather problems and the special difficulties of working four miles offshore, the amount of coin recovered was minimal. In June 1985, professional divers from a company called SAR Diving, who were working with the EIC diving group, succeeded in recovering a large quantity of copper coins, which were passed to the legal authority for such finds, the Receiver of Wreck. The most impressive find was an intact barrel which underwent preservation treatment at Portsmouth and was estimated to contain 28,000 coins. Unfortunately, as is the case with many of these ventures, treasure (or here, at least, the copper variety) meant trouble. Strong disagreements developed between the parties involved about the methods employed on the wreck, some of which included controlled explosions. Diving on the site was suspended, and the site remains a protected wreck, with no-one currently licensed to dive on it.
3 commentsNoah
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)42 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
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EB0022 Artemis / Club in Wreath8 viewsMacedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, 167-148 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge.
Reverse: MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TYΡE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt in outer left field.
References: BMC 7; AMNG III-1, 176; Athens 1237; Hunter 4; Walcher 947..
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 17.02g.
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EB0026 Zeus / Eagle6 viewsThe Epeirote Republic AR Drachm, 238-168 BC.
Obverse: [Magistrate in linked letters] Head of Zeus Dodonaios right, monogram below.
Reverse: AΠEI-ΡΩTΩAN, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath.
References: Cf. BMC 25.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 5.019g.
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EB0056 Kyme / Horse in Wreath7 viewsAeolis, Kyme, AR Tetradrachm, 165-140 BC.
Obverse: Head of the Amazon Kyme wearing taenia right.
Reverse: Horse standing right holding left foreleg up, one handled cup below; KYMAIΩN before, Magistrate's name KAΛΛIAΣ in exergue, all within laurel wreath.
References: J.H. Oakley, "The Autonomous Wreathed Tetradrachms of Kyme, Aeolis," ANSMN 27, Issue 20; B.M.C. 17. 111,73; Sear 4183.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.286g.
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EB0116 Mithradates II / Archer6 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Ecbatana mint, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border.
References: Shore 76, Sell. 24.30.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.684g.
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EB0126.2 Orodes II / Archer7 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 222, Sell. 46.18.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.917g.
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EB0128 Orodes II / Archer9 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Tambrax mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram TM; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore -, Sell. 47.19.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.647g.
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EB0129 Orodes II / Archer9 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iv); below bow, monogram AT; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 261, Sell. 48.9.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.603g.
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EB0137 Artabanus II / Archer4 viewsArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bearded bust of king left, wearing diadem, diadem ends as three lines, long hair with no earring or ear visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne wearing kyrbasia and cloak; in right hand, bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 61.6?
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.753g.
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EB0143 Vardanes II / Archer4 viewsVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.653g.
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EB0144 Vardanes II / Archer3 viewsVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.745g.
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EB0275 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right, monogram right below raised hoof.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 6.157g.
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EB0276 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.51g.
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EB0277 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.161g.
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EB0278 Dionysos / Centaur2 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.491g.
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EB0368 Augustus, Legend in wreath20 viewsAugustus, AE Dupondius ~17 BC
Obv: AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST, in three lines within oak wreath.
Rev: P STOLO IIIVIR AAAFF around SC.
References: Cohen 440; RIC 347; sear5 1667.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 11.905 grams.
Note: Sold.
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EB0382 M. Agrippa / Neptune5 viewsM. Agrippa, AE As, Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD.
Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown
Rev: S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.
References: RIC I 58; Cohen 3.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 10.455 grams.
Note: Sold.
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EB0383 M. Agrippa / Neptune7 viewsM. Agrippa, AE As, Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD.
Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown
Rev: S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.
References: RIC I 58; Cohen 3.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 10.316 grams.
Note: Sold.
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EB0418 Trajan / wreath4 viewsTrajan, AE Semis, 116 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM, radiate draped bust right.
Rev: DAC PARTHICO PM TRPOT XX COS VI PP around SC within oak wreath.
References: RIC 645.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.148 grams.
EB
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EB0529 Agrippa and Augustus / Crocodile20 viewsAgrippa and Augustus, AE 24 (As) of Gaul, Nemausus, ca 10 BC - 10 AD.
Obv: IMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa left in rostral crown, & Augustus right (bare? / in oak wreath?).
Rev: COL [NEM], Crocodile chained to palm tree, [wreath] with long ties trailing above.
References: cf. RIC 158, Cohen 10; RPC 523 (bare head) or 524 (oak wreath).
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 6.642 grams.
EB
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EB0530 Agrippa and Augustus / Crocodile33 viewsAgrippa and Augustus, AE As of Gaul, Nemausus, ca 10 BC - 10 AD.
Obv: IMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa left in rostral crown, & Augustus right in oak wreath.
Rev: COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm tree, wreath to left of palm with long ties trailing right.
References: cf. RIC 158, Cohen 10; RPC 524.
27mm, Weight: 11.477 grams.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Claudius II Gothicus, Milne 422636 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270
AE - Billon tetradrachm, 9.50g, 22mm
struck 268/9 (year 2)
obv. AVT K KLAV - DIOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. Ares, wearing military cloak, cuirassed and helmeted, chlamys over l. arm, holding spear in raised r. hand and parazonium in l. arm
across the field L - B (year 2)
ref. Milne 4226; Emmett 3871; Curtis 1661; BMC 2311
good VF, some roughness, some silvering
Pedigree:
ex Keith Emmett coll.
1 commentsJochen
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Egypt, Alexandria: Valerian I (253-260 CE) Æ Tetradrachm, RY 4 (Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; Milne 3936-38; Curtis 1520; Emmett 3721)15 viewsObv: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC; bust laureate, cuirassed right, fold of cloak on front shoulder, Medusa head on cuirass
Rev: Tyche seated upon a throne left, holding a rudder in her right hand & cornucopia in her left hand, in field LΔ

Former collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
Quant.Geek
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Elagabalus11 viewsElagabalus Denarius. IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped (& cuirassed) bust right / MARS VICTOR, Mars with flowing cloak, advancing right with spear and trophy. RIC 121, RSC 109 (& 110)ecoli
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Elagabalus (218 - 222 A.D.)55 viewsAR Denarius
O.: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind.
R.: PM T R P IIII COS III P P, Sol radiate, half-draped, with flying cloak, advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip; in field, star.
Rome mint, AD 220-221
20mm
3.49g
RIC IVb Elagabalus 40 (p. 31)

Reverse Die Clash
2 commentsMat
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Elagabalus (RIC 122, Coin #478)12 viewsRIC 122 (Scarce), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 218 - 222 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MARS VICTOR Mars, nude, with flowing cloak, advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
Size: 23.4mm 4.82gm
MaynardGee
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR28 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

5.73 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR36 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

5.73 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #227 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #311 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

4.2 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #4a8 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy of war over shoulder.

4.6 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #4b8 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

4.6 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #4c9 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

4.6 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - MARS VICTOR #4d12 viewsEmperor Elagabalus (AD218-222)
Silver Antoninianus of the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped.
rev: MARS VICTOR - Mars, nude except for cloak flowing in the wind and helmet, walking right holding spear, and carrying trophy over shoulder.

4.6 grams.
rexesq
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Elagabalus Æ 16 , Telesphoros8 viewsMarkianopolis. Elagabalus Æ 16 (Assarion). 3.02g. AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, cloaked & hooded figure of Telesphorus standing facing. Moushmov 652. Telesphoros is a mysterious assistant to Asclepios, the healer. He is the size of a small boy and wears a mantle, or hood, which obscures his face. He teaches the art of bringing healing forces from distant, eternal sources; and then establishing these energies inside the body of the patient.Podiceps
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Elagabalus denarius MARS VICTOR83 viewsIMP CAES M AVR - ANTONINVS AVG
Laureate bust, draped right
R/ MARS VICTOR
Mars, nacked except for cloak floating benind waist, advancing right, holding spear transversely and trophy over shoulder.

Denarius struck 218 in Rom
RIC.123

3 commentsgb29400
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Elagabalus, 218 - 222 AD33 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus facing right.

Rev: PM TRP III COS III PP, Sol, radiate, with cloak across shoulders, advancing left, raising right hand and holding a whip in the other; star in field.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 220 AD

3.3 grams, 19.2 mm, 0°

RIC IVii 28, RSC III 153, S7833, VM 49
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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Elagabalus, 218 - 222 AD22 viewsObv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus facing right.

Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars, helmeted, with a cloak floating at his waist, advancing right, holding a spear in his right hand, and carrying a trophy over his left shoulder.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 218 - 219 AD

3 grams, 19.14 mm, 0°

RIC IVii 123, RSC III 113b, S7526, VM 44
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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Elagabalus, AD 218-22228 viewsAR denarius, 3.4g, 20mm, 12h; Rome mint, AD 220-221.
Obv.: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind.
Rev.: PM T R P IIII COS III P P, Sol radiate, half-draped, with flying cloak, advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip; in field, star.
Reference: RIC IVb Elagabalus 40 (p. 31)
Notes: sold to Mat, 12/2015
2 commentsJohn Anthony
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Elagabalus, AD 218-22210 viewsAR denarius 19mm, 3.0g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 121.
Obv.: IMP ANTONINVS PIUS AVG; Laureate head right.
Rev.: PM TRP IIII COS III PP; Sol radiate, half-draped, with flying cloak, advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip; in field, star.
Reference: RIC IVb 40, p. 31.
John Anthony
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Elagabalus, Varbanov I 1421 (e)27 viewsMarkianopolis mint, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D. AE, 17mm 3.08g, Varbanov I 1421 (e)
O: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laur. hear r.
R: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Telesphoros cloaked stg. facing
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Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Mars Victor. AR Denarius27 views IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped (& cuirassed) bust right / MARS VICTOR, Mars with flowing cloak, advancing right with spear and trophy. RIC 121, RSC 109 (& 110). Sear [1988 edition] s2104
20mm.,3,12g., _5920 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Epirote Republic15 viewsEpeiros, Epirote Republic AR Drachm (4.54g, 20mm). Circa 198-168 BC. Head of Zeus Dodonaeus right, wearing oak wreath, monogram below neck / ΑΠΕΙΡΩΤΑΝ, eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt, oak wreath around. SNG Copenhagen 115; BMC 28.Rob D
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Epirus, Epeirote Republic. c 234-168 BC. Æ 22mm18 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus left.
Rev: AREI-RWTAN & thunderbolt within oak wreath.
SNG Cop 128, BMC 46-47
ancientone
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Epirus, Epirote Republic. 238-168 BC. AE 21 x 18mm15 viewsEpirus, Epirote Republic. 238-168 BC.
Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev. ΑΠΕΙ - ΡΩΤΑΝ. Thunderbolt, all in Oak wreath.
Lee S
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Extremely Rare AE 3, Licinus II, true R434 viewsVF, 3.50gm, 23.7mm, 330*, Antioch mint
Struck 317 or 318 A.D..

Obv/ DD NN IOVII LICINII INVICT AVG ET CAES (Domini Nostri Iovii Licinii invicti Augustus et Caesar). Confronted busts of Licinius I and II, holding trophy of arms between them.
Rev/ I O M ET VIRTVTI DD NN AVG ET CAES (Iovi Optimo Maximo Virtuti Domini Nostri Augustus et Caesar), Jupiter standing left, naked except for cloak, head left, scepter in left hand, trophy of arms with two bound captives left.
Con/ VF
Ref/ Bastien NC 1973, pp. 87-97; RIC VII 50 var. (attributed to Heraclea, 320-321 A.D., only officinal A, R4)

This is one of the real gems in my Licinius Jr. collection
Mayadigger
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Faustina II AE Dupondius - Pudicitia28 viewsRoman Imperial, Faustina II AE Dupondius.

Obverse: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Diademed & draped bust right.

Reverse: PVDICITIA S-C, Pudicitia standing left, holding out cloak in both hands.

Reference: RIC 1403, Cohen 179.

Ex: Holding History Coins +photo
Gil-galad
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Faustina II AE Dupondius, Pudicitia15 viewsRoman Imperial, Faustina II AE Dupondius.

Obverse: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Diademed & draped bust right.

Reverse: PVDICITIA S-C, Pudicitia standing left, holding out cloak in both hands.

Reference: RIC 1403, Cohen 179.

Ex: Holding History Coins
Gil-galad
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Faustina Jr, RIC (A. Pius) RIC 1410, As of AD 152-154 (Venus) 88 viewsÆ As (5.99g, Ø25mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 152-154.
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG (PII AVG FIL), draped bust of Faustina Minor facing right, one string of pearls in hair.
Rev.: VENVS (around) S C (in field), Venus standing right holding apple and drawing cloak over her right shoulder.
RIC 1410; BMC 2169; Cohen 257
ex iNumis, Paris
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1081, Sestertius of AD 139 (life time issue)21 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,78g, Ø 33mm, 6h). mint. Struck AD 139 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII P P, draped bust right with hair waived & coiled on top head.
Rev.: VENERI AVGVSTAE around, S | C, Venus, semi-nude, standing right, holding cloak over shoulders with r. hand and holding apple l.
RIC (A.Pius) 1081; Strack 1224; BMCRE 1120; Cohen 282 (8 fr.); Banti 107 (23 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4677
Ex cgb.fr, june 2015
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FH-G-0286 viewsCilicia, Tarsos; After 164 BC; bronze AE16

- Zeus enthroned left, crowned by Nike.

- Solid, knobby, filleted club in oak wreath.

3.19gm / 15.93mm / Axis: 0

References:
Sear #5675

Notes: Dec 2, 15 - This coin type is very common and there are many variations in design and style (mostly undocumented). With no reverse legend or monograms and unidentifiable obverse, the appropriate Sear # will suffice in identification.
Jonathan P
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FH-G-0292 viewsCilicia, Tarsos; After 164 BC; bronze AE16

- Zeus enthroned left, crowned by Nike.

- Solid, knobby, filleted club in oak wreath.

2.80gm / 15.72mm / Axis: 0

References:
Sear #5675

Notes: Dec 2, 15 - This coin type is very common and there are many variations in design and style (mostly undocumented). With no reverse legend or monograms and unidentifiable obverse, the appropriate Sear # will suffice in identification.
Jonathan P
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France, Third Republic14 viewsObv: LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ, Hercules standing between two female figures, engraver's name Dupré signed between stars in exergue.

Rev: 5 FRANCS in two lines over 1876, surrounded by laurel and oak branches; bee, "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE", anchor and A below.

Edge: DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

Paris mint

Silver 5 Francs
SPQR Coins
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G162 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius

Attribution: RIC 212, RSC 556
Date: AD 228-231
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head r.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory stg. l., holding wreath and palm
Size: 19.4 mm
Weight: 3.30 grams
(Bust of Severus Alexander: Louvre, Paris)

After being granted the title of Caesar in AD 221, Severus Alexander was elevated to Augustus a year later upon the murder of Elagabalus. To be sure, however, the true power of Alexander’s reign did not lie in his hands, but rather in the cunning of his mother, Julia Mamaea. So much influence and persuasion did she have over her feeble son, that she arranged his marriage to a patrician girl named Orbiana, and then, fearing her father, had her exiled to North Africa and had her father killed. Although Alexander cared for his wife, he did nothing to oppose his mother. Throughout his entire reign, military unrest was a constant. Nevertheless, Alexander needed the military to face a resurging foe, the Persians. In AD 226, Persian king Ardashir or Artaxerxes, rose up against and defeated the Parthian king Artabanus. The great Persian Empire had returned and placed its attention on the territories recently conquered by the Romans in northern Mesopotamia. Alexander launched a campaign to fend off the invading Persians. The Persian War in AD 232 saw heavy losses on both sides and was not viewed as a great victory. No sooner had Alexander returned to Rome when he was brought news of the Germans breaching the Rhine frontier in numerous places. In AD 234, he mustered his troops to confront this new invasion. Alexander preferred diplomacy tried to bribe the Germans into leaving. His troops saw him as a coward and further despised him for limiting their pay and bonuses. They sought new leadership in a Thracian soldier named Maximinus. One morning in AD 235, Maximinus exited his tent and was adorned with the purple imperial cloak over his shoulders and declared emperor by the army. He pretended to be surprised, but this was a staged performance carefully planned out to shift power. Alexander was encamped nearby at Vicus Britannicus and became enraged at the news. Upon the approach of Maximinus and his troops the next day, Alexander’s troops abandoned him and changed sides. “Trembling and terrified out of his wits, Alexander just managed to get back to his tent. There, the reports say, he waited for his executioner, clinging to his mother and weeping and blaming her for his misfortunes…They burst into the tent and slaughtered the emperor, his mother, and all those thought to be his friends or favorites.” – Herodian VI.9
8 commentsNoah
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 34, for Nero & Drusus, Dupondius of AD 37-3812 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø28.5mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.
Obv.: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus riding right, cloaks flying.
Rev.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT round large S·C.
RIC 34 BMCRE 44; Cohen 1; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 61:10b

This type celebrates the memory of Caligula's family: bringing back the ashes of his brothers Nero and Drusus.
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 37, Sestertius of AD 38 (oak wreath)103 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,55g, Ø 34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 38
Obv.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laurate head left
Rev.: SPQR / P·P / OB·CIVES / SERVATOS, Text in oak wreath.
RIC 37 [R]; Sear (Roman Coins and Values) 1801; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 13
First issue to celebrate the title PATER PATRIAE awarded to him by the senate in AD 38.
2 commentsCharles S
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 46, Sestertius of AD 39-40 (oak wreath)60 viewsÆ sestertius (30.4g, Ø35mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 39-40.
Obv.: C·CAESAR·DIVI AVG·PRON·AVG·P·M·TR·P·III·P·P, laureate head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: S·P·Q·R / P·P / OB·CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines oak wreath.
RIC 46 (R2); BMC 58; Cohen 25; Sear (RCV 2K) 1801; Foss (RHC) 61:13
Ex G. Henzen
Second issue to publicise the title PATER PATRIAE (father of the fatherland) awarded to him in A.D.38 by the Senate.
2 commentsCharles S
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 49, for Nero & Drusus, Dupondius of AD 40-4196 viewsÆ Dupondius (16.0g, Ø 31mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 40-41.
Obv.: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES, Nero and Drusus riding right, cloaks flying.
Rev.: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P P EX round large S·C.
RIC 49 (R2) var. (see note below); BMCRE 70 var (idem); Cohen 2 var (idem); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 61:10b

This type celebrates the memory of Caligula's family: bringing back the ashes of his brothers Nero and Drusus.

Note: The legend on this coin is unusual, because it ends with TR P IIII P P P EX instead of just TR P IIII P P. A coin with the same rev. die was auctioned through CNG eAuction 280 lot 131. Also note that RIC 49 gives the erratic reverse legend ending with TR POT IIII P P instead of TR P IIII P P, compare Cohen 2 where it is correct.
5 commentsCharles S
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Gaius Caligula COS IIII Denarius155 viewsGaius (Caligula). AD 37-41. AR Denarius, 3.67 g. Rome mint. Struck January AD 41.
O: C CAESAR • AVG • PON • M • TR • POT IIII COS • IIII, laureate head right
R: S • P• Q • R •/P P/OB • C • S • in three lines within oak wreath.
- RIC I -; RIC I (1st ed.) 7 = BMCRE 32 = RSC 23a.

Extremely rare denarius of Caligula's fourth consulship, which only lasted from 1 January 41 until his assassination on 24 January. The fourth known.

Although the first of these three rare coins, the British Museum piece, was cataloged in the first edition of RIC I, it was left out of the revised edition. In that edition, Giard notes (p. 110, note *) that the BM piece was a misreading of TR POT III COS III. In fact, the first edition was correct, the piece was not misdescribed. The second known example of this type was sold as lot 56 in the Bourgey sale of 17 December 1913. Ironically, Bourgey misdescribed that coin as TR POT III COS III. A third example sold through CNG, printed auction 78 lot 1723.

"On the ninth day before the Kalends of February at about the seventh hour he hesitated whether or not to get up for luncheon, since his stomach was still disordered from excess of food on the day before, but at length he came out at the persuasion of his friends. In the covered passage through which he had to pass, some boys of good birth, who had been summoned from Asia to appear on the stage, were rehearsing their parts, and he stopped to watch and to encourage them; and had not the leader of the troop complained that he had a chill, he would have returned and had the performance given at once. From this point there are two versions of the story: some say that as he was talking with the boys, Chaerea came up behind, and gave him a deep cut in the neck, having first cried, "Take that," and that then the tribune Cornelius Sabinus, who was the other conspirator and faced Gaius, stabbed him in the breast. Others say that Sabinus, after getting rid of the crowd through centurions who were in the plot, asked for the watchword, as soldiers do, and that when Gaius gave him "Jupiter," he cried "So be it," and as Gaius looked around, he split his jawbone with a blow of his sword. As he lay upon the ground and with writhing limbs called out that he still lived, the others dispatched him with thirty wounds; for the general signal was "Strike again." Some even thrust their swords through his privates. At the beginning of the disturbance his bearers ran to his aid with their poles, and presently the Germans of his body-guard, and they slew several of his assassins, as well as some inoffensive senators. (Suetonius - Life of Caligula 58).
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Gaius RIC I 5840 viewsAE As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. 3 commentsAldo
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Galba AR Denarius61 viewsGalba, 68-69 Denarius Tarraco (?) April to late 68, AR
19mm., 3.33g.
Obv: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG PM TR P; Laureate head r.
Rev. SPQR / OB / C-S within oak wreath.
C 288. RIC 62.(R2)
From the M.J. Collection.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 49 Lot 439 May 12, 2019.
2 commentsorfew
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Galba AR Denarius. SPQR OB CS in wreath50 viewsGalba Denarius. Rome mint, 68-69 AD. IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right / SPQR OB CS in three lines within oak wreath. RSC 287. RIC 170
18mm., 2,47g. _20317
Antonivs Protti
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Galba denarius77 viewsGalba, denarius
RIC 167, RSC 287.
Rome mint, August-October 68 AD.
19mm 3.0 gr.
Obv. IMP SER GALBA AVG, his bare head right.
Rev. SPQR OB CS in three lines within oak wreath.

Another addition to my 12 Caesars. An attractive coin with a very strong portrait and the name fully readable. Good silver condition.
2 commentsMarsman
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Galba, 68 - 69 AD43 viewsObv: IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head of Galba facing right.

Rev: SPQR / OB / CS in three lines within oak wreath.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, Aug. - Oct. 68 AD

3.06 grams, 18.3 mm, 180°

RIC I 167, RSC 287, S2109, VM 28
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Galba, RIC 267, Sestertius of AD 68 (oak wraeth)38 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.4g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 68.
Obv.: SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG, laureate draped bust of Galba facing right.
Rev.: S P Q R / OB / CIV SER in three lines within an oak wreath.
RIC 267 (S); Cohen 289; Sear (Roman Coins & their Values I) 2125; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 74:15a
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1997)

This type was issued to celebrate the recognition of Galba by the Senate in June 68. The legend stands for : SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS OB CIVES SERVATOS meaning: The Senate and the People of Rome to the Saving of the Citizens
Charles S
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Galba, RIC I-289 Rome31 viewsBrass Dupondius
Rome mint, 68 A.D.
29mm, 13.89g
RIC I-289

Obverse:
SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG
Laureate head left

Revere:
S P Q R
OB
CIV SER
Legend in three lines in
oak-wreath.
1 commentsrubadub
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Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D56 viewsBronze follis, RIC VI 18b, VF, Heraclea mint, weight 10.085g, maximum diameter 26.6mm, die axis 180o, as Caesar 296 - 297 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia, HTA in ex; nice round flan;

In Roman religion every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The legend GENIO POPVLI ROMANI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Roman People. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
Philoromaos
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Gallieno, R/ FORTVNA (?), antoniniano13 viewsGallieno, R/ FORTVNA (?), antoniniano
AE
Nota: ceduta dal venditore come imitativa. DISPERSA NEL TRASPORTO POSTALE
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo. Roma Italia (22 aprile 2008, numero catalogo S2); ex David Connors collection (Oak Harbor WA Usa, prima del 2008)
paolo
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Gallienus34 viewsAugust 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.
Bronze antoninianus
2.27 g, 19.8 mm
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
Rev.: IOVI PROPVGNAT, Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in right, cloak flying from left, XI left
RIC V-1 214; Göbl 641a; Sear 10244; Rome mint, 260 - 268 A.D.

Ex Forvm; Ex John Quincy Adams Collection, 6th President of the United States, and His Descendants, ex Massachusetts Historical Society Collection, ex Stack’s Sale , 5-6 March 1971, Coin No. 907
3 commentsJaimelai
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)8 viewsSRCV 10247, RIC V S-221 (Rome), Göbl 348a, Van Meter 117.

BI Antoninianus, 2.34 g., 19.12 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.) in 260-261 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right, one ribbon behind, one forward across shoulder.

Rev: IOVI [VLT]ORI, Jupiter naked standing right looking back, holding lightning bolt aloft in right hand, cloak flying right. S in left field.

The reverse dedicates this coin to Jupiter the Avenger. In 260-261 A.D., Balista, prefect of the pretorianus under Valerian, along with Odenathus, King of Palmyra, drove the Sassanian Shapur I from Syria into Persia, and re-established Roman power in the East.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
Stkp
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)12 viewsSRCV 10297, RIC V-S 249, Göbl 614a, Van Meter 183.

BI Antoninianus, 2.57 g., 20.69 mm. max., 0°

Rome mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), 264-266 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.

Rev: ORIENS AVG, Radiate Sol advancing left, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, holding whip in left, cloak flowing behind.

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274 Aurelian made it an official cult. The god appeared on coins until Constantine, with the last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dating to 387. There were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
Stkp
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Gallienus - Gazelle XII Right 29 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown, draped and cuirassed
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle Right
Exergue:- XII (off flan)
RIC ??? GOBL ???? CUNETIO ????

I've listed this one as a Gazelle from the XII officina. The rear legs are wrong according to the Cunetio for the Gazelle XI types. Plus the front legs seem to be wrong for the Antelope Gamma types. The shape of the horns seem more in keeping with the Gazelle XII Type rather than both of the other types. The right facing Gazelle XII types seems to be more common than the right facing Antelope types.

The bust seems to be the type listed in Göbl as "Paludamentum über Cüraß" (Paludamentum is a roman cloak/cape, über = over & Cüraß = Cuirass which is a piece of armour which covers the torso) this is abbreviated as PCh in the tables. In table 20 which is where the animal series for Rome can be found, there is only listed a PCh2 bust type, the 2 digit relating to the ties/ribbons which would be hanging freely. This coin however seems to have one tie draped over the shoulder like the standard right facing busts which is indicated by the 1 digit (B1 for example for the standard right facing bust). This would make the bust type a PCh1 of which there are few examples in Göbl (for example table 7 38r) but none recorded in table 20 for the animal series.
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GERMAN MILITARY COMMAND63 viewsGERMAN MILITARY COMMAND - Eastern Region, World War I. 1 Kopek, Fe, 1916-J. Obv.: Iron Cross with denomination and date inside. Rev.: 4 pairs of Oak leaves arranged in square pattern; GEBIET DES OBERBEFEHLSHABERS OST Mintmark "J" below. For use in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Northwest Russia. Reference: KM-21.dpaul7
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German Notgeld: Thale am Harz, Saxony11 viewsCity: Thale am Harz
State: Saxony
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Large numeral 10 between two oak branches, PFENNIG below, date: 1921 above.
Reverse: A stag, facing left, resting on a plaque inscribed: THALE a. HARZ.
Date: 1921
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt Inglima
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German Notgeld: Weilburg, Hesse-Nassau19 viewsCity: Weilburg
State: Hesse-Nassau
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Weilburg – 1917 ✠, head of town mayor wearing steel helmet and facing right; artist name: W. O. PRACK.
Reverse: 10 Pf divided by oak tree with Coat of Arm at bottom of tree, Kleingeld – Ersatzmarke
Date: 1917
Grade: VF
Catalog #: L564.3
Matt Inglima
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Germanicus by Gaius SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM RIC 57441 viewsDupondius, 30mm, 14.17g.

Obverse: GERMANICVS/CAESAR in two lines across field, Germanicus, bare-headed and cloaked, in slow quadriga, R. Eagle-tipped sceptre in L hand.

Reverse: SIGNIS - RECEPT/DEVICTIS - GERM/S - C in three lines to L and R of Germanicus, bareheaded and cuirassed, standing L, R hand raised, L holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

Struck under Gaius in honour of his father, 37-41.

Rome, RIC 57, Common.

The coin is badly struck rather than heavily worn. Issued to commemorate Germanicus' capture of the standards lost in the Teutoberg Forest in 9AD. He had been awarded the ornamenta triumphalia by Augustus, the trappings of a triumph without the thing itself; the full triumph was finally awarded by Tiberius in Ad15, but not actually celebrated until Germanicus returned to Rome in 17, after a successful campaign. Although RIC does not say so, I assume the figure of Germanicus in a quadriga commemorates the triumph.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Germanicus RIC I, (Gaius) 57167 viewsGermanicus, died AD 19, brother of Claudius, father of Gaius Caligula
AE - Dupondius, 16.7g, 31mm
Rome AD 41.54
obv. GERMANICVS/CAESAR in two lines across field
Germanicus, bare headed and in military cloak, standing r. in a slow-quadriga
ornamented with Victory holding wreath.
rev. SIGNIS - RECEPT/DEVICTIS - GERM/S- C in three lines, between them Germanicvs bare-headed in tunika standing l., r. hand raised for greeting, in l.
hand eagle-sceptre
RIC II, (Gaius) 57; C.7; BMCR. 94
VF, nice patina!

This issue reminds on the triumph of Germanicus AD 17 due to his campaigns against the Germans, where he regains 2 of the 3 signs which were lost AD 9 by Varus in the battle of Teutoburger Wald.

For Latin scholars: The grammar structure on the rev. is the infamous 'ablativus absolutus' in connection with a chiasmus!
3 commentsJochen
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Germanicus RIC I, (Gaius) 57661 viewsGermanicus, died AD 19, brother of Claudius, father of Gaius Caligula
AE - Dupondius, 16.7g, 31mm, Rome AD 41-54
obv. GERMANICVS/CAESAR in two lines across field
Germanicus bare-headed and in military cloak standing r. in a slow-quadriga
ornamented with Victory holding wreath.
rev. SIGNIS - RECEPT/DEVICTIS - GERM/S- C in three lines, between them Germanicvs bare-headed in tunika standing l., r. hand raised for greeting, in l.
hand eagle-sceptre
RIC II, (Gaius) 57; C.7; BMCR. 94
VF, nice patina!

This issue commemorates the triumph of Germanicus AD 17 due to his rather poor successful campaigns against the Germans, where he regains 2 of the 3 signs of the 17., 18. and 19. legion which were lost AD 9 by Varus in the battle of Teutoburg Forest. On the battlefield he let collect the mortal remains of the dead and built a big tomb.
For Latin scholars: The grammar structure on the rev. is the infamous 'ablativus absolutus' and we find a nice Chiasmus, a crossing of words.
3 commentsJochen
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Germany, Third Reich: 1937E 5 Reichspfennig (KM#91)17 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below
SpongeBob
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Germany, Third Reich: 1938A 10 Reichspfennig (KM#92)24 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below
SpongeBob
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Germany, Third Reich: 1938J 50 Reichspfennig (KM#95)18 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination within circle, oak leaves and acorns below
SpongeBob
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Germany, Third Reich: 1939A 1 Reichspfenning (KM#89)24 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below

Later issues were re-minted in Zinc due to the war effort. Graded MS64 BN by NGC.
SpongeBob
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Germany, Third Reich: 1944B 1 Reichspfenning Zinc (KM#97)22 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below

Re-minted in Zinc since valuable metals such as Copper was needed for the war effort. See here for the earlier Bronze version of the Reichspfenning. Graded MS65 by PCGS.
SpongeBob
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1941 Campaign in Africa (Scheuch-1879v)32 viewsObv: Panzer facing left in the desert
Rev: Helmet on sword and oak leaves
SpongeBob
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Germany. Weimar Republic 1919-1933. Nickel 50-Pfennig 1928.12 viewsGermany. Weimar Republic 1919-1933. Nickel 50-Pfennig 1928. DEUTSCHES REICH, eagle in circle, leaf sprays below / 50 REICHSPFENNIG in lined circle, acorns and oak leaves above.

KM 49
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Giustiniano I (527-565 d.C.), tremisse 47 viewsTremisse, zecca di Constantinopoli (527-565 d.C.)
AU, 1.47g, 17mm.
D/ DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVG, busto diademato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Vittoria che avanza, regge una corona nella dx e un globo crucigero nella sx, * a dx, CONOB in ex.
Sear 145; DO 19 (catalogo Dumbarton Oaks curato da Philip Grierson); MIB 19; BMC 22-24.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 dicembre 2010, numero catalogo 119); ex Artemide aste (San Marino; asta 5E 2010, lotto 1296).
Identificata e discussa su lamoneta.it e su Forum ancient coins nel dicembre 2010
paolo
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Gordian III Antoninianus18 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC IV 147, RSC IV 160, aVF, Rome mint, 241 - 243 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars advancing right, helmeted, transverse spear in right, shield in left, cloak flying behind;Philoromaos
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Gordian III Mars Antoninianus17 viewsGordian III
Reigned AD 238-244
Coin struck June-Dec. 243
AR Antoninianus
Rome mint
RIC 147 – Cohen 160

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

R: MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars advancing right holding shield and cloak flying behind
Gao
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD12 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiated, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: AETERNITATI AVG, Sol standing right, cloak draped over left shoulder and arm, raising right hand and holding a globe in his left.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 241 - 243 AD

3.1 grams, 22.2 mm, 45°

RIC IViii 83, RSC 41, S8603, VM 33
Matt Inglima
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Gordian III, Deultum, Thrace27 viewsAE 16 (2.8g)
obv. GORDIANVS IMP AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
rev. C-F P-D in two lines across field
Telephorus standing facing, in hooded cloak
Varbanov 2894
HG
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Gordianus III (Marcus Antoninus Gordianus) (Caesar 238 A.D.; Augustus 238-244 A.D.)10 viewsRIC IV part 3 147, RSC 160, Cohen 160, Van Meter 29

AR Antoninianus, 4.53 g., 22.35 mm max., 180°

Rome mint, struck early Autumn 243 to Summer 244 A.D. (fifth issue)

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust facing right

Rev: MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars, helmeted, advancing right holding transverse spear and shield, cloak flying behind.

Dedicated to Mars the Defender (or Champion), in the accusativus acclamationis (= accusative of acclamation) case.

RIC rarity C
Stkp
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Gratian RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)31 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinianus I
AE - Follis (AE 2), 4.9g, 24mm
Lugdunum 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383, 2. officina
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand, and raising with r. hand female figure, draped, turreted, kneeling l.
before him.
Digamma in r. field
in ex. LVGS
RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)
VF, nice blue-green patina
Jochen
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Greek - Thessaly, Trikka12 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; Weight: 2.88 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Trikka, Thessaly; Date: 440-400 BCE; Obverse: The hero Thessalos, nude but for a petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of forepart of bull moving right. Reverse: ΤΡΙ-Κ-ΚΑI-Ο-И, forepart of bridled horse right within shallow incuse square. References: BCD Thessaly #768v; SNG Cop. #263-265; HGC 4, #311; Sear #2226.museumguy
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos II, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C220 viewsDiademed and draped bust right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club and lion’s skin; PK monogram to inner left.
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 216; Mitchiner 113d; Qunduz 24-25; Sear 7536.
(32 mm, 16.32 g, 12h)
3 commentsLloyd T
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Greek, Indo-Parthian, Gondophares, AR Tetradrachm, AD.20-50.62 viewsObverse: BASILEWN BASILEWN MEGA GONDOFERROU. King on horseback right with arm raised, cloak billowing behind, 'Gondopharan' symbol in right field.
Reverse: Kharosthi legend "Maharaja rajaraja mahata dhramia devavrata Gugupharasa", Shiva standing facing holding trident in left hand, right hand raised; Whitehead monograms 7 and 4 to left and right.
9.52gms, 23.77mm.

Whitehead 45/46; Senior ISCH 217.
anthivs
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GREEK, Ionia, Herakleia ad Latmon, 155 - 145 B.C.176 viewsHerakleia ad Latmon, Ionia, 155 - 145 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, SNG von Aulock 1977, Pozzi 2453, EF, Herakleia ad Latmon mint, weight 16.351g, maximum diameter 34.6mm, die axis 270o, obverse head of Athena right, wearing necklace and winged and crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos and five horses; reverse HRAKLEWN, club within oak-wreath; ethnic, owl and two monograms across fields3 commentsJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedon Under Roman Rule, First Meris, AR Tetradrachm61 viewsMacedon under Roman Rule, 158-146 BC. First Meris AR Tetradrachm, 31 mm, 16.95 gm. Amphipolis mint. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; all within tondo of Macedonian shield. Rev: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, horizontal club, monograms above and below; all within oak wreath tied at left; thunderbolt in outer left field. SNG Copenhagen 1314; BMC 8; AMNG 1761 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Thessalian Confederacy, Double AR Victoriatus34 viewsObverse: Head of Zeus r., crowned with oak.

Reverse: Athena Itonia advancing r. brandishing javelin and holding shield.

Optimus
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Guttag Bros. Store Card Medal26 viewsObv: INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION, busts of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, facing each other, resting on branches of laurel and oak; NEW YORK 1926 below.

Rev: GUTTAG BROS. COINS - SEND FOR SELLING LIST - NEW YORK

Designer/Engraver: Jonathan M. Swanson

Mint: Medallic Art Company, Date: 1926, Diameter 29.64 mm
Matt Inglima
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Hadrian AE As60 viewsObv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS - Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: COS III P P - Hadrian, wearing military dress, with cloak flying behind him, on horse prancing right, holding spear at rest in right hand; S C in exergue.
Mint: Rome
Date: 132-135 AD
Ref: RIC II 717
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Hadrian Denarius - Neptune (RIC II 158)78 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 119-138 AD
2.86g

Obv: Laureate bust of Hadrian (R)
HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS

Rev: NEPTUNE standing (L) cloak over (R) thigh holding trident and aristolium. Foot on prow of ship, COS III in exergue.


RIC II 158 RSC 309
Kained but Able
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Hadrian RIC 848 Cappadocia26 viewsRIC 848 Hadrian, AE As. ..HADRIANVS AVG...,
draped bust right / CAPPADOCIA S-C, Cappadocia,
towered, in tunic & cloak with tassles, standing left
holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus & standard.
Coin #142
cars100
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Hadrian RIC II, 15768 viewsHadrian 117 - 138
AR - Denar, 3.20g, 18mm
AD 125 - 128
obv. HADRIANVS [AV]GVSTVS
bust with drapery on l. shoulder, laureate head r.
rev. COS III
Neptun standing l., cloak over r. thigh, r. foot on prora, holding
trident in l. hand, leaning with r. ellbow on r. knee and
holding dolphin in r. hand
RIC II, 157 var; C.710
VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

var. because normally Neptun is holding sceptre in l. hand!
1 commentsJochen
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Hadrian RIC II, 26641 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AR - denarius, 20mm, 3.33g
Rome, AD 134-138
obv. HADRIANVS - AVG COS III PP
Head, laureate, r.
rev. ROMVLO - CONDITORI
Romulus, bare-headed, in military cloak, walking r., holding transverse spear in
r. hand and with l. hand trophy over l. shoulder
RIC II, 266; C.1316; BMC 711
nice VF

The depiction shows Romulus with the spolia opima, he has won from the Sabine king Acro whom he has killed when he conquered the city of Caenina.

For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'!
2 commentsJochen
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Hadrian Sestertius RIC 613b32 viewsHadrian, Orichalcum sestertius, Rome, 121 AD, 23.635g, 32.7mm, Die axis 180o, RIC 613b, Cohen 592
OBV: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P COS III S C, EXPED AVG in ex, Hadrian on horseback left, raising right hand,
reigns in left, cloak flying behind, scepter in left

EX: Edward J. Waddell (1980s)

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins

SCARCE

EXPED AVG abbreviates Expeditio Augusti -- the expedition of the Emperor.
This is a finely-designed sestertius. The equestrian scene has a spirited style, both the horse and man.
Hadrian, setting out on some journey, raises his right hand aloft, and with his left holds the bridle of his generous steed.
Romanorvm
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Hadrian Sestertius, Roma29 viewsAE Sestertius
Hadrian, 117-138 CE
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 23.24 grams, Die axis: 5h

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust to right, trace of cuirass on left shoulder.

Reverse: COS III SC
Roma seated left on cuirass with right foot on helmet, holding cornucopiae, and crowning victory in right hand. Shield behind.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Paludamentum (Roman military cloak) fastened on left shoulder of bust.
- Hadrian was awarded his 3rd consulship in 119 CE. This sestertius can be dated between 124 to 128 CE.

Ex Compagnie Generale de Bourse (CGB), 2012
Pharsalos
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HADRIAN SILVER TETRADRACHM FROM CILICIA, 133 AD313 viewsHadrian Tetradrachm, Aegaei in Cilicia
Silver Tetradrachm, Cilicia, Aegaei, 27 mm, 14 grams.
Hadrian AR Tetradrachm of Cilicia, Aegeae. Year 180 = 133/134 AD. AYTOKP KAIS TRAIA ADRIANO SEB P P, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on front shoulder / AIGEAIWN ETOYS .PP., eagle standing front, head right, on harpe, goat in ex.
SNG Levante1719, SNG France 2230-32, Prieur 721.
6 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Hadrian, AD 117-1389 viewsÆ Dichalkon, 15mm, 1.9g, 12h; Alexandria for Pelusium Nome, AD 126/7
Obv.: No legend, laureate bust of Hadrian right, fold of cloak on front shoulder.
Rev.: ΠHLOV L IA (year 11); pomegranate.
Reference: Emmett 1321/11. Milne 1248
John Anthony
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Hadrian, RIC 1012, Quadrans, undated (extremely rare coin of the mines)14 viewsÆ quadrans (3,4g, Ø 17mm, 6h). PINCVM mint, AD 119-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: AELIANA / PINCEN/ SIA, in three lines within oak wreath.
RIC 1012 (R2); Cohen 120; Strack 455a
Ex D. Ruskin, Oxford, March, 2003
Charles S
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Halos - AE dichalkon11 views3rd century BC
laureate head of Zeus right
Phrixos on ram right, cloak flying
AΛE_Ω_N
BCD Thessaly II 86.4 corr., SNG Cop 64 var., Rogers 242 var.
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Halos, Thessaly23 views3rd Century B.C.
Bronze Chalkos
1.80 gm, 14.1 mm
Obv: Laureate and bearded head of Zeus Laphystios right
Rev: AΛE−Ω−N (counterclockwise starting lower left, N retrograde), Phrixos clinging to ram right, holding on to ram's head, nude but for cloak flying behind like wings
HGC 4, p.7, 10 var.;
Rogers 242 var.;
BMC Thessaly p.45, 1058 var.;
BCD Thessaly II 86.4 var.
BMC 7, p.13, 4 var.;
[SNG Cop 64 var.]

Ex Forvm GB74494
Jaimelai
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Helena, AE Follis, RIC VII Trier 50883 viewsHelena
Augusta, 325 - 330 A.D.

Coin: AE Follis

Obverse: FL HELENA - AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust, facing right, wearing an ornamental Cloak and a Necklace.
Reverse: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICE, Securitas, standing, facing left, holding an Olive branch with her right hand and holding the end of her Stola with her left.

Weight: 3.30 g, Diameter: 18.2 x 17.6 x 1.4 mm, Die axis: 210°, Mintmark: STRE (Trier), struck between 327-328 A.D. Reference: RIC VII Trier 508
Masis
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Helios, Athena and Telesphoros211 viewsMYSIA. Pergamum. Hadrian. Æ 24. A.D. 117-138. Obv: (AVKAIAΔPIANO) or similar.Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) to left of bust, (2) to right of bust. Rev: Uncertain inscription. Asklepios standing facing, holding snake-encircled staff, to his left cloaked and hooded figure of Telesphoros standing facing (?); countermark to left (3). Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.95 g. CM(1): Radiate head of Helios right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 7 (13 pcs). CM(2): Helmeted bust of Athena right, in shaped punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 185 (28 pcs). CM(3):Telesphoros standing facing, in oval punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 267 (5 pcs). Note: All those that bear countermark [3] also bear countermarks [1] and [2]. Collection Automan.Automan
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Heraclea, RIC VII 156, 137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,64 viewsHeraclea, RIC VII 156, 137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,
avers: - URBS-ROMA, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak,
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
exerg: SMHB, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axes: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 336-337 A.D., ref: RIC VII 156, p-561, R3!!!,
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC [ICTPON], Artemis in short cloak advancing right, bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, hound at her feet.
16 mm, 3.58 gms

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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPO, in left field, N (legend begins upper right), Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing facing.
17 mm, 1.61 gms

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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI, Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing facingt.
18 mm, 3.41 gms

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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV N-IK-OΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI, in left field CTPO/N, Emperor, in military cloak and radiate, standing left with left hand resting on upright spear, patera in right hand over flaming altar.
25 mm, 9.50 gms

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Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Sicily * 274-216 BC. Æ drachm262 views
Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Bronze drachm

Obv: Portrait head of the young Hieron II, hair bound with tainia, left-facing with wreath behind.
Rev: Mounted warrior galloping right with couched lance, cloak flowing behind. Α, below horse's raised right fore-leg.

Exergue: ΙΕΡΩNΟΣ

Mint: Syracuse
Struck: 274-216 BC.

Size: 28 mm.
Weight: 17.82 grams
Die axis: 270°

Condition: Gorgeous coin. Beautiful olive green patina, nicely centered and well-struck. Great relief and details. Rather illusory 'disfigurement' on the portrait, due to wear of the relief on the outer form of the ear. This ear is nevertheless still present and discernable on close inspection. A prize to my private collection.

Refs:*
B.M.C. 2.583
SNG ANS 957
Sear GCATV, 1221(v), pg. 126
Calciati II, 195 (Ds 42), pg. 376

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Hispania, Colonia Patricia. Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 17 views(23 mm, 8.60 g, 10 h). Bare head of Augustus left / City ethnic in two lines within oak wreath. ACIP 3357; RPC I 129.Antonivs Protti
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Hostilian, RIC IV, 177(b)9 viewsHostilian as Caesar, AD 250-251, jounger son of Trajan Decius
AR - Antoninianus, 3.59g, 21.1mm, 15°
Rome, AD 250-251
obv. C VALENS HOSTIL.MES.QVINTVS N C
Bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI
Mars in military cloak, helmeted and with boots, advancing r., holding in r. hand transverse spear and in
r. hand shield.
ref. RIC IV/3, 177(b); C. 15
S!, about SS
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Hostilian, RIC IV, 177b35 viewsHostilian as Caesar, AD 250-251
AR - Antoninianus, 3.59g
Rome, AD 250-251
obv. C VALENS HOSTIL.MES QVINTVS N C
Bust, draped and radiate, r.
rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI
Mars in military cloak, helmeted and wearing boots, advancing r., holding shield in l. arm and in r. hand
transverse spear
ref. RIC IV/3, 177b; C. 15
Scarce, about EF
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I-AUGUSTUS-a - 002 Denar RIC I/40b18 viewsAv) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Bare head left

Rv) OB CIVIS / SERVATOS
Oak wreath

Weight:3,1g; Ø: 21mm; Reference: RIC I/40b Mint: HISPANIA / COLONIA CAESAR AUGUSTA; struck: 19B.C.-18 B.C
sulcipius
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I-AUGUSTUS-b - 003 AE30; compare to DEMBSKI 2521 viewsAv) AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

Rv) MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS L CORCALDO M SEMP RVTILO
in center: II VIR
Legend surrounded by oak wreath

Weight: 13.2g; Ø: 30 mm; reference: Dembski 25
Mint: HISPANIA CITERIOR // MVNICIPIVM AVGVSTA BILBILIS
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II-CARACALLA -a- 003 Denar RIC IV/I/8826 viewsAv) ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureated head right

Rv) PONTIF TRP X COS II
Mars walking right holding Spear and trophaion; wearing cloak

Weight: 3,7g; Ø:20mm; Reference: RIC IV/I/88; ROME mint, struck:207 A.D.
sulcipius
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II-CARACALLA -a- 010 Denar RIC IV/I/22535 viewsAv) ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Laureated head right

Rv) PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP
Apollon naked and with opend cloak standing left, holding brach, holding lyra which is placed on a rock

Weight: 3,27g;Ø: 21mm; Reference: RIC IV/I/254; ROME mint, struck: gepr.: 215 A.D.
sulcipius
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II-TRAIANUS -a - Denar WOYTEK 027755 viewsAv) IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP
Laureate bust with drapea on left shoulder right

Rv) COS V PP SPQR OTIMO PRINC
Abs.: DANVVIVS
Danuvius reclining left on rocks, above him there is a cloak floating, his left hand resting on an urn, the other one holding prora

Weight: 3,4g; Ø: 19mm; RIC II/100; WOYTEK page: 330/Nr.:277; ROME mint, struck 107-108
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Indian Head Cent24 viewsIndian Head Cent (bronze), 1895.

Minted 1859-1909, 3.11 gr., 19mm, .950 copper, .050 tin & zinc, plain edge, Designer: James B. Longacre.

1895 cent, good, 38,343,636 minted.

Obverse: Indian girl in headdress l. "United States of America", and date 1895.
Reverse "One Cent" within oak wreath, shield at top.

Reference: KM 890a
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Ionia, Ephesus, AE 10mm, C. 400 - 300 BC.9 viewsIonia, Ephesus, AE 10mm.
Obv. Female head Left
Rev. Bee.
Ref.BMC 68-70

This was an easy cleaner, just a few soaks and brushes, then on with the wax... I have wanted one of these Ephesus coins for a while, so I was grinning ear to ear as the dirt washed away revealing a Bee ;D . Unfortunately it is quite "flat" being a small coin with a lick patina, so I can only get a decent photo on my fingers catching the light, and not with my usual set up, I am however delighted with it!
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Iovi Conservatori Cldcf75 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, front view, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: IOVICONSERVATORI, SC left and right, low in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak hanging behind him over both arms, standing front, head left, holding thurderbolt in right hand and vertical spear (sceptre?) in left
BMC 61*, RIC 559 (but without Severus Alexander, typo?)
weight, 13.06g; die axis, 6h
A scarce specimen with reverse slightly double struck. A rather thinnish flan
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Iovi Propug Bldcf52 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIUSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand.
BMC 798 note (Oxford), RIC 630
Weight, 13.20g; die axis, 12h.
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Iovi propug Blsd46 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIUSAVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PU_GNATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand.
BMC 795-7, pl. 27 (same rev. die); RIC 629
Weight, 11.24g; die axis, 12h.
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Iovi Propug Blsd61 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIUSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PV_GN_ATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand.
BMC 798, RIC 630
Weight, 11.843g; die axis, 11h.
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Iovi Propug eagle Bldcf46 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIUSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right low in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over right shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand and eagle perched on outstretched left hand.
BMC 828, RIC 633
Weight, 12.61g; die axis, 13h.
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Iovi propug eagle Blsd40 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIUSAVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand, eagle in left hand.
BM 827* note (Naville 1924 Bement 1265) RIC 632
Weight, 10.20g; die axis, 12h.
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Iovi Propug eagle Blsd38 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIUSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: IOVIPRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right low in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over right shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand and eagle perched on outstretched left hand.
BMC 829, RIC 633
Weight, 10.93g; die axis, 6h.
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Iovi Propugnatori Bldcf dup33 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXAN_DER PIUS AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: IOVI PRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand.
BMC 794, RIC 628
Weight, 19.837g; die axis, 12h.

Slightly double struck reverse
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Iovi Propugnatori Blsd duplicate58 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIUS AVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: IOVI PRO_PUGNATORI SC left and right in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak over left arm and shoulder, standing front, body turned left, right knee bent, head turned back right, upraised thunderbolt in right hand, eagle in left hand.
BM 827* note (Naville 1924 Bement 1265) RIC 632
Weight, 11.492g; die axis, 12h.
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Iovi propvgnatori Bldcf61 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIUSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: IOVIPRO_