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CASTULO, HISPANIA ULTERIOR, C. 165 - 80 BCE20 viewsHeart shaped Bronze SNG Spain II 427 ff.; SNG BM Spain 1314ff.; SNG Loruchs 374; Sng Cop 209, Burgos 545;f, Castulo mint.
Obverse: diademed male head right, crescent before.
Reverse: helmeted sphinx walking right,star before, KASTILO in Iberic script below ex. 29.75 mm., 16.0 g.
NORMAN K
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AUGUSTUS. AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck c.19 - 18 B.C.604 viewsObverse: IMP IX TR PO V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298.

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.) Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests may actually have incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.

This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
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IONIA, CHIOS12 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS--ALEXANDRIA58 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 144 - 145 AD
AE 31.5 mm 20.02 g
Antoninus Pius/Sphinx
Obv. Laur head of Antoninus Pius R
Rev. Sphinx crowned with horns, disk and plumes, seated R, paw on wheel
Alexandria, Egypt
laney
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #141 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 -217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #1
Fourth group, 214-217 AD, First Issue, no 'Delta E' on rev.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor right.
rev: Eagle standing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. Head right, tail right, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.

Weight: 12.0 Grams,
Diameter: 27mm.
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #1.25 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 -217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #1
Fourth group, 214-217 AD, First Issue, no 'Delta E' on rev.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor right.
rev: Eagle standing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. Head right, tail right, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.

Weight: 12.0 Grams,
Diameter: 27mm.
~Flan crack @ 2 o'clock obverse/ 10 o'clock reverse~
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #1. 26 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 -217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #1
Fourth group, 214-217 AD, First Issue, no 'Delta E' on rev.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor right.
rev: Eagle standing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. Head right, tail right, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.

Weight: 12.0 Grams,
Diameter: 27mm.
~Flan crack @ 2 o'clock obverse/ 10 o'clock reverse~
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0037 - Denarius Carisia 46 BC46 viewsObv/ Head of Sibyl r.
Rev/ Sphinx r.; above, T CARISIVS; in ex., III VIR.

Ag, 17.7 mm, 3.73 g
Moneyer: T. Carisius
Mint: Rome.
RRC RRC 464/1 [dies o/r: 117/130] - BMCRR Rome 4060 - RSC Carisia 10 - Syd. 983 - Calicó 389
ex-Baldwin’s, Argentum auction A207, lot 608
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0039 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC36 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian head laureate r.
Rev/NILVS, Nilus reclining l., leaning on sphinx, holding cornucopiae and reed; in front, hippopotamus, below, crocodile.

Ag, 18.06mm, 2.59g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/310 [S] - RCV 3508 - BMCRE 862 - RSC 991.
ex-WCNC (vcoins)
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed14 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed.42 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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2703 PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian AE 13 Sphinx9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2703; Cop 318

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

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙ ΠΕΡΓΑΙ
Sphinx standing right

1.9 gr
13 mm
12h
okidoki
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.04 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
ex Lindgren 1735
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

10.2 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955/25; cf SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316. (crescent)

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes and below crescent; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.15 gr
26 mm
12h
okidoki
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian Æ 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.26 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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3260 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche55 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3260/14; Prieur --; SNG France 1404; SNG Levante –.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕ
Laureate bust right, slight drapery

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding palm frond and cornucopia; at feet, half-length figure of river-god Cydnus swimming left; all within wreath.

10.38 gr
25 mm
12 h

From the Olav E. Klingenberg Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 1004.
Note from CNG
Most of the references do not distinguish the silver issues of Hadrian from Tarsus, but it is clear there are two distinct denominations. The heavier, at about 14 grams, is the traditional tetradrachm. The lighter, at slightly over 10 grams, is most likely a tridrachm.
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3279A CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian AE 26 Tyche of Tarsus28 viewsReference. very rare
RPC III, 3279A; RPC -; BMC -; SNG France -; Coll. Weber -; SNG Copenhagen 358 var. (Laureate obv. bust).

Obv. AYTO KAΙ AΔPIANOY CEB ΟΛΥNΔΙΟC.
Bare head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΗC TARCOY MHTPOΠOΛΕΩC.
Veiled and turreted Tyche seated left on a sphinx decorated diphros, holding bunch of grapes and grain ears; at her feet to left, river god Kydnos swimming left.

10.88 gr
26 mm
12h
okidoki
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3300 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Tuche and Zeus13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3300; SNG France 1424-1429; SNG Levante -; SNG Pfalz 133

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝωΝ ΤΑΡϹΕωΝ
Zeus seated, l., holding Victory and resting on sceptre

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, r., on seat decorated with foreleg and wing of sphinx, holding ears of corn and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Kydnos,
crowned with sedge, swimming, r.; the whole in wreath

11.99 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
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5251 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 119-20 AD Sphinx7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5251; Emmett 1168.4; SNG 3981 (Trajan)

Issue L Δ = year 4

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. L Δ
Sphinx seated, right

4.79 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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5388 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 122-23 AD Euthenia30 viewsReference. R5
Emmett 969.7; RPC III, 5388; Milne 1039; Kamp 32.228

Issue L Z = year 7

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
laureate bust right

Rev. L Z
Euthenia reclinging left, holding grain-ear and poppy, on andro-sphinx

16.30 gr
34 mm
12h
okidoki
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5450 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Euthenia22 viewsReference. R3
Emmett 969.08; Dattari-Savio Pl. 81, 7639 (this coin). RPC III, 5450/9

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Radiate head of Hadrian, r., waering aegis

Rev. L H
Euthenia reclinging left, holding grain-ear and poppy, on andro-sphinx.

25.17 gr
35 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
NAC 42 (2013), p. 131 no. 24c
okidoki
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5458 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Sphinx seated right9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5458.10; Dattari-Savio Pl. 98, 2000; Emmett 1054.8

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Η
Sphinx seated, r., paw on wheel

17.28 gr
34 mm
12h
okidoki
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5458A EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Sphinx right30 viewsReference.
cf RPC 5910.19; cf Dattari-Savio Pl. 99, 7913a (this coin) Date correction

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Η
Sphinx wearing Hemhem crown, horns and feathers with crocodile emerging from chest, walking, r., on serpent; above, griffin

20.05 gr
35 mm
12h

Note.
This Dattari plate coin needs a Correction on the Date

it is L H Issue year 8, this goes with the bust types used in his early reign

L IH is dated with another bust seen from rear also the is no room for L IH

This bust is not seen after year 8, also sphinx wears a Hemhem crown, normaly one sees a crown of disc
Also the serpent is a bit odd looking like it has two heads?
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5661 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 126-27 AD Euthenia reclining on sphinx7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5661; Emmett 969.11; Köln 960; Dattari 1708

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ = year 11

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Euthenia reclining on sphinx, l., holding ears of corn

25.29 gr
34 mm
12h
okidoki
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5718 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 127-28 AD Euthenia reclining35 viewsReference.
Emmett 1086.12; RPC III, 5718; Köln 989; Dattari (Savio) 1709 & 7642; K&G 32.464;

Issue L ΔWΔƐΚΑΤΟΥ = year 12

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from front

Rev. L ΔWΔƐΚ
Euthenia reclining on sphinx, l., holding ears of corn

12.36 gr
29 mm
12h
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5719 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 127-28 AD Euthenia reclining28 viewsReference.
Emmett 1086.12; RPC III, 5719; Köln 989; Dattari (Savio) 1709 & 7642; K&G 32.464;

Issue L ΔWΔƐΚΑΤΟΥ = year 12

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right seen from behind

Rev. L ΔWΔƐΚ (year 12)
Euthenia reclining on sphinx, l., holding ears of corn

14.17 gr
30 mm
11 h

Note.
Dr. George Spradling Collection.
okidoki
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5910 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Egyptian sphinx right27 viewsReference
Emmett 1057.18; RPC III, 5910; Köln 1131

Issue L IH = year 18

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΗ
Sphinx with crown of disc, horns and feathers, with crocodile emerging from chest, walking, r., on serpent; above, griffin

24.49 gr
33 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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5915 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Sphinx seated left22 viewsReference.
Emmett 1053.18; Köln 1134; Dattari 1996; Milne 1427; RPC III, 5915

Issue L IH = year 18

Obv. AYT KAIC TPAIAN - ADPIANOC CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Rev. LI-H
Sphinx seated left with Kalathos on head, right paw on wheel.

26.39 gr
34 mm
12h
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6122 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 135-36 AD Euthenia reclining9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6122.4 (this coin); Dattari-Savio Pl. 81, 7650 (this coin); Emmett 1086.20

Issue L K = year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L Κ
Euthenia reclining on sphinx, l., holding ears of corn

11.11 gr
27 mm
12h
okidoki
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AE 9.8mm, Sphinx seated l./ Amphora17 viewsIonia, Chios, Fourth century B.C. 0.81g, 9.8mm. Sphinx seated l./ Amphora. Cf. BMC 332, 40. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Antioch Pisidia, Volusian (251-253 AD) AE238 viewsRoman Provincial, Antioch Pisidia, Volusian (251-253 AD) AE23

Obverse: IMP C V IMP CA LVSSIANO AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.

Reverse: ANTIOC-HIO CLA, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, between two standards. SR in exergue.

Reference: Lindgren 1250,; BMC 133

Ex: VCoins - Sphinx Numismatics - Youssef Mishriki
Gil-galad
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Antoninus Pius 26 viewsAntoninus Pius
26 mm 13.37 gm
O: Zeus Nikephorus (with features of Antoninus Pius) enthroned left
R: Tyche of Tarsus seated right on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and poppy; at feet, river-god Cydnus swimming right
Provincial of Cilicia, Tarsus
2 commentsKoffy
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Antoninus Pius17 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Bronze drachm, Alexandria mint, Struck 139/140 A.D.
Laureate head right / EΥΘHNIA, date LB (year 2), Euthenia holding stalks of grain and reclining left on small sphinx
Milne 1609; Emmett 1518; gF/VF
Sosius
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Antoninus Pius Temple of Perga75 viewsANTONINUS PIUS, 138 - 161 AD, AE32, Perga, Pamphylia, 24.4g,
OBV: KAI ADRIA ANTWNEINOS, Laureate head right.
REV: ARTEMODOS PERGAIAS, Distyle temple, with fluted Ionic columns, with eagle in pediment,
containing simulacrum of Pergean Artemis; on either side of which, sphinx on pedestal.
Not in BMC, nor von Aulock.
SNG FRANCE 3, 0406(1) / COLL PARIS 317A(1)

Extremely Rare
5 commentsRomanorvm
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Antoninus Pius/Sphinx54 viewsObv. Laur head of Antoninus Pius R
Rev. Sphinx crowned with horns, disk and plumes, seated R, paw on wheel
144-145 AD
Bronze
31.5 mm 20.02 g
Alexandria, Egypt
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Athena184 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Trajan. Æ 21. A.D. 105/106 (year 152 of the Caesarean era). Obv: NEPKAIC-TPAIACEB(ΓEP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, BNP in field. Astarte (?) seated left, holding corn-ears and poppy in extended right hand and spear in left hand; Sphinx seated left, star above head. Ref: BMC 4-5; Sear GIC 1079. Axis: 345°. Weight: 6.85 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 246 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Attica, Athens10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 25-19 BC. Æ (17mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Sphinx seated right, wearing modius; all within olive wreath. Kroll 153; SNG Copenhagen 303; Svoronos pl. 80, 18-21.
ecoli
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Augustus, AE of Gabala, Syria. AD 1-14. 27 viewsObv. Bare head of Augustus right, countermark.
Rev. GABALEWN, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and sceptre, sphinx at foot. LM in left field, ZH in exergue.
Countermark: Howgego 366. Bee. Gabala
References: RPC 4452; BMC 70; Mionnet V, 627.
21mm, 6.3 grams.
1 commentsCanaan
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CARIA, CANUS26 viewsFourth century BC
11.5 mm, 1.12 g
O: Forepart of bull right
R: Sphinx seated right
Caria, Canus (Kaunus)
BMC 74, SNG Cop 181 Scarce
laney
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Caria, Kaunos 7 viewsCARIA, Kaunos. Circa 350-300 BC. Forepart of a bull right / Sphinx seated right. SNG Keckman 70.ecoli
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Caria, Kaunos, AE1041 views10mm, 0.85g
obv: facing head of Apollo
rev: sphinx sitting left, Carian letter K to left, B (Γ) to right
Klein 526; Keckman 828; Konuk, The Early Coinage of Kaunos. #118
2 commentsareich
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Castulo39 viewsSpain, Castulo. Late 2nd Century BC. Æ
Obverse: Diademed head right; hand before.
Reverse: Sphinx standing right; star before.
CNH pg. 336, 38; SNG BM Spain 1323ff. 27 mm. 11.69 g.
b70
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Castulo, Baetica, Spain, c. 150 - 100 B.C.?67 viewsBronze AE 30; Lindgren II 43, Sear GIC 15, (SNG BM Spain 1298); Weight 18.5 g, max. diameter 30.4 mm; Castulo mint, Obv. diademed young male head right, Rev. helmeted sphinx walking right, left leg raised [star before], KASTILO in Iberic script in ex; Dark olive patina, rev. edge bevelled.

Background Info., courtesy of Forvm Ancient Coins;

Of tradition, a local princess named Himilce married Hannibal and gained the alliliance of the city with the Carthaginian Empire. In 213 BCE, Castulo was the site of Hasdrubal Barca's crushing victory over the Roman army with a force of roughly 40,000 Carthaginian troops plus local Iberian mercenaries. Soon after the Romans made a pact with the residents of city and the city became an foederati (ally) of Rome.
1 commentsSteve E
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CASTULO, HISPANIA ULTERIOR, C. 165 - 80 B.C.E.340 viewsHeart shaped Bronze AE 26, SNG Spain II 427 ff.;
SNG BM Spain 1314ff.; SNG Loruchs 374; Sng Cop 209,
Burgos 545;f, Castulo mint. 30mm die,
Obverse diademed male head right, crescent before;
reverse helmeted sphinx walking right,star before,
sold1-2018
KASTILO in Iberic script below ex.
NORMAN K
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Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, c. 165 - 80 BC4 viewsÆ26, 14.2g, 3h; Castulo mint.
Obv.: Diademed male head right; hand to right.
Rev.: Helmeted sphinx walking right, star before; KASTILO in Iberic script below exergual line.
Reference: SNG BM Spain 1323-37.
John Anthony
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Castulo, Hispania, AE22 viewsObv. Laureate head of young male right
Rev. Helmeted Sphinx walking right
33 mm
31.7 gr.
1 commentsSkyler
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Castulo, Hispania, AE 34 views Obv. Diademed male head right
Rev. Helmeted sphinx walking right before eight rays star
Burgos 545
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Castulo, Hispania. AE As20 views34 mm. 34,6 g. _3102

Burgos 540 Castulo, Spain, AE34. Ca 1st century BC. Male head (resembling Augustus) right / helmeted sphinx advancing right, star before. SGI 15v.
Antonivs Protti
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Castulo, Hispania. AE As. half moon/star23 views28 mm. 15,1 g.
Serie media luna + estrella de 6 puntas. _4473

Burgos 545 Castulo, Spain, AE29. Ca 1st century BC. Male head (resembling Augustus) right, crescent before / helmeted sphinx advancing right, * before, Iberian legend in ex. SGI 15.
Antonivs Protti
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Castulo, Hispania. AE As. Hand25 views26 mm. 13.9 g. _3103

Burgos 544 Spain, Castulo. Late 2nd Century BC. AE 28mm. Diademed male head right; hand before / helmeted sphinx walking right; star before, Iberian 'KASTILO' below. Villaronga 39.
Antonivs Protti
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Castulo, Spain AE As.12 viewsCastulo, Spain AE As. 30 mm, 22g. 76-45 BC.
ISCER SACAL, youthful male head right.
CAST SOCED, sphinx right.
Burgos (2008) 709; Ripolles 905; Villaronga 14.
Paul R3
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Castulo, Spain, AE As - 2nd century BC84 viewsVirile head right, a hand before
Sphinx walking right. Iberian for KASTILO at exergue
15.9 gr
Ref : Sear GIC #15, Catalogue 38 and 39 CNH (CORPVS NVMMUM HISPANIAE, L. Villaronga)

looks like a can opener, which it is NOT
3 commentsPotator II
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Castulo, Spain, sphinx8 viewsCastulo, Spain, c. 150 - 100 B.C. Bronze AE 26, cf. SNG Budapest I 140 ff. (on rev: ethnic in ex, star right) and SNG München 222 - 224 (same), aF, irregular flan, edge chips, 10.793g, 30.2mm, 90o, obverse bare male head right; reverse kastelo (in Iberian script), helmeted sphinx right walking right, star right; rare variety. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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CELTIC (CELTIBERIAN)21 views2nd-1st Century BC
AE 19.5 mm, 3.86 g
O: head right
R: horse (?) prancing right
(head looks similar to Castulo, in which case the reverse might be a prancing helmeted sphinx)
laney
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Celtic-Iberian: Castulo42 viewsAE unit, 27.16mm (12.66 gm).

Male head right, hand before / Helmeted Sphinx standing right, star before; Iberian legend in exergue.

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Cilicia, incertum, tetartemorion23 views4th century BC
6 mm, 0.18 g
obv: facing head
rev: Sphinx sitting left
(Troxell/Kagan S. 278, 20.)
ex Künker Auction 216, lot 472
areich
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Colossal statue of the river Nile281 viewsThe new wing of the Vatican Museums, Museo Pio-Clementine, is home to Colossus of the Nile the river god, identified by the sphinxes and crocodiles, is represented as a dispenser of blessings. The 16 boys are thought to be an allusion to the number of cubits the level of the Nile rises when it floods, fertilizing the region which it crosses. The reliefs on the base represent life on the banks of the river. It is a 1st century A.D. Roman work most likely based on a Hellenistic original. Jochen
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle - sphinx400 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.Johny SYSEL
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EB0576 Trajan / Astarte11 viewsTrajan, AE 22 of Gabala, Syria, 105 AD.
Obv: [NEΡ KAIC TΡAIA CEB ΓEΡ], laureate head right, uncertain countermark on neck.
Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, date BNP above, Cω in exergue, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and corn-ears; sphinx at foot with star above its head.
References: BMC 244, 4.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 7.002 grams.
EB
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EB0613 Hadrian / Euthenia, AE 3015 viewsHadrian, AE 30 of Alexandria 127-28 AD
Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Euthenia reclining left, resting arm on androsphinx, L DWΔEK (= Year 12) in exergue.
References: Dattari 1709; Milne 1270
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 14.48 grams
EB
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Egypt, Alexandria, Hadrian, Milne 121737 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Hemidrachm, 29.58mm, 14.7g
struck 128/9 (year 12)
obv. AVT KAI - TRAI ADRIA CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Euthenia in long garment, wearing kalathos, leaning l. on kline(?), holding in raised r. hand grain-ears and poppies, resting with l. arm on sphinx, head r.
beneath L [D]WDEK (year 12)
Milne 1217; Dattari 1709; Geissen 989
about VF
Jochen
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Egypt, Alexandria, Hadrian, Milne 84440 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
struck AD 117-118
obv. AVT KAIC TRAIANOC ADRIANOC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. Euthenia, clad in the garment of Isis with the typical pectoral knot, wearing Uraeus crown
and grain(?) , leaning l., resting with l. arm on small sphinx, laying r., and holding in raised
r. hand grain-ears, poppies and lotus-flower(?)
in field LB (= year 2)
Milne 822; BMC -
VF, brown patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The portrait of Hadrian is unusual and reminds of Caligula(!). This often appears on Alexandrian coins where the typical Roman Imperial portraits are found some times later in the reign of the emperor.
Euthenia was the goddess or spirit (daimon) of prosperity, abundance and plenty. She appears to have been one of a group of four younger Graces, the others being her sisters Eukleia (Good Repute), Eupheme (Acclaim) and Philophrosyne (Welcome) (from www.theoi.com)
Jochen
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Egypt, Alexandria; Hadrian26 viewsHadrian Æ28 Hemidrachm of Alexandria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Euthenia reclining left, elbow resting on sphinx. L DWDEK (= Year 12) in ex. Milne 1270. ecoli
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Emmett 0486 - Trajan AE Drachm, Alexandria, Egypt, Euthenia28 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD, bronze drachm of 35 mm, 21.58 grams. Struck at the mint of Alexandria in Egypt.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Reverse: Euthenia reclines to left on sphinx.
Emmett 486, Kampmann – Ganschow 27.321
mattpat
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Emmett 0969 - Hadrian AE34 drachm Alexandria, Euthenia / sphinx42 viewsRoman Alexandria. Hadrian. AE drachm, 34mm. Year 7 (122/123) Obv. Bust of Hadrian r./ Rev. Euthenia reclining left on Andro-sphinx.. Ref BMC799, Dattari 1704, G.843; Emmett 969.7 (R5), Kampmann-Ganschow 32.227 mattpat
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Emmett 1053 - Hadrian Alexandria AE34mm Sphinx drachm 133AD 26 viewsObverse: Bust right, laureat claock and cuirass. Reverse: Sphinx-Nemesis seated left, wearing modius, right forepaw on wheel. 34mm (22.1grams) Ref: Emmett 1053, SNG Copenhagen 389, Köln 1138; Dattari 1996; Milne 1428; cfr RCV3755, Emmett 1053.18, Kampmann-Ganschow 32.603 mattpat
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Galerius AE Follis (302-303 AD), Trier mint11 viewsRoman Imperial, Galerius AE Follis (302-303 AD), Trier mint

Obverse: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate bust right.

Reverse: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, head towered, naked but for chlamys over shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, A left field. Mintmark LITR.

Reference: RIC VI Trier 535b

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Gergis, Troas57 views350-300 B.C.
Æ 17mm (3.36 gm, 9h)
Obv.: Head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendant necklace
Rev.: Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ right, monogram left
SNG Copenhagen 339-40; SNG von Aulock 1514;
Sear 4099 (var.); BMC 17. p. 55 5-8

From the J.P. Righetti Collection, 10649
3 commentsJaimelai
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Gergis, Troas, c. 320 - 270 B.C.40 views1.841g, 13.1mm, 0°, Gergis mint
obv: three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace
rev: ΓEP; Sphinx seated right
SNG Cop 338

ex FORVM
areich
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Gergis; Sybil Herophile/ ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right; AE 11.3mm10 viewsGergis, Troas, c. 320 - 270 B.C. Bronze AE 18, SGCV II 4098, SNG Cop 338, BMC Troas p. 55, 9, VF, flaking green patina, Gergis mint, 1.321g, 11.3mm, 0o, c. 400 - 241 B.C.; obverse three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace; reverse “ΓΕΡ”, sphinx seated right. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Gergis; Sybil Herophile/ ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right; AE 1329 viewsTROAS, Gergis; mid 4th cent. B.C. Æ 13, 1.2g. Obv. Laureate head of the Sybil Herophile three quarter face right. Rev. ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right. Sear GCV II 40982 commentsPodiceps
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Greece, Athens - The Gate of Schliemann's House - Athens237 viewsNot exactly an ancient site but as the home of the Greek Numismatic Museum it houses one of the great collections of ancient coins .... a must see on any visit to Athens.

This is photo is of one of the wrought iron gates of Schliemann’s Athenian mansion constructed in 1878/9. The swastika motif derives from his Trojan excavations and borders a design of winged sphinxes and acanthus leaves capped by an owl with spread wings.
Lloyd T
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Greek, Philetairos, Kings of Pergamon, Attalos I to Eumenes II.471 viewsKINGS of PERGAMON. Attalos I to Eumenes II. 241-159 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.70 g, 12h). Struck circa 225/15-189/8. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena seated left, with spear at side, supporting shield with right hand and resting left elbow on small statuette on sphinx; ivy leaf above knee, bow to outer right, A on throne. Westermark Group III, dies V.XXIX/R?; SNG France 1609 (same obv. die). XF, porous. CNG auction.

Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Sam Mansourati Collection / EX CNG
7 commentsSam
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GREEK, Phoenicia, Byblos mint. c. 450 - 410 B.C. 21 viewsPhoenicia, Byblos mint. c. 450 - 410 B.C. Silver medallion, 0.469g, 8.0mm, F/Fair. Obv: Sphinx seated left, wearing double crown of Egypt. Rev: lightning bolt of Baal Hadad (or double lotus) in dotted circle within incuse square. Ref: Betlyon 4; SNG Cop Supp. 1208 corr. (denomination). Very rareBard Gram O
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Griffin right/ Grapes7 viewsIONIA, TEOS. AE Griffin seated r./ Bunch of grapes. BMC 39. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.89 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II 45a, (RSC II 1027), weight 2.47g, max. diameter 19mm, Rome mint, 118 A.D.; Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bare-chest bust right, drapery on left shoulder; Rev. P M TR P COS II, Pietas standing left, veiled, raising right hand, PIE-TAS across fields; Scarce, nice toning.

Ex. Sphinx Numismatics

Background info, courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins

Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to other people, gods and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
4 commentsSteve E
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Hadrian, Hemidrachm; Euthenia & sphinx, year 1220 viewsHadrian Æ28 Hemidrachm of Alexandria. 12.32g, 28mm. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Euthenia reclining left, elbow resting on sphinx. L DWDEK (= Year 12) in ex. Milne 1270. Ex Roma NumismaticsPodiceps
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IBERIA, Castulo, Diademed male head/helmeted sphinx walking50 viewsSpain, Castulo. Late 2nd Century BC. AE 28mm.
Diademed male head right; hand before / helmeted sphinx walking right; star before, Iberian 'KASTILO' below. Villaronga 39.
Burgos 544
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IBERIAN Castulo AEAs Burgos 697, Sphinx33 viewsOBV: Diademed male head right.
REV: Sphinx standing right, raising forepaw; star above paw, letter below
33mm, 25.3g

Minted at Castulo, Spain, Early 2d century BC
1 commentsLegatus
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IONIA, CHIOS36 viewsAE 10.5 mm 1.02 g
2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
O: SPHINX SEATED L
R: AMPHORA
laney
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IONIA, CHIOS89 viewsCa. 190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 19 mm 3.74 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66, SNG Cop. 1562
3 commentslaney
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IONIA, CHIOS81 viewsCa. 190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 19 mm 3.74 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66, SNG Cop. 1562
2 commentslaney
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IONIA, CHIOS45 viewsAR Drachm 20 mm; 3.60 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66; SNG Cop. 1562
2 commentslaney
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IONIA, CHIOS50 views190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 20 mm; 3.60 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66; SNG Cop. 1562
1 commentslaney
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IONIA, CHIOS28 views2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
AE 10.5 mm 1.02 g
O: SPHINX SEATED L
R: AMPHORA
laney
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IONIA, CHIOS13 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
1 commentslaney
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Ionia, Chios Sphinx Silver Didrachm c. 500 B.C.13 viewsIonia, Chios Silver Archaic Didrachm (18mm, 7.82 gm.), c. 500 B.C. Very Rare.
Obv: Sphinx seated left, amphora in field to left.
Rev: Quadrapartite incuse square.
Ref: S. 4594; Baldwin S.17.13, plate II; SNG Lockett 2858.
Very Rare.
mjabrial
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Ionia, Island of Chios. Pseudo-autonomous AE1464 viewsDichalkon, Civic Coinage of Chios, Ionia.
Reign of Augustus - 150 AD
Obverse: XI-W-N, Sphinx left, forepaw raised.
Reverse: DIXA-LKON, amphora, dotted border.
14mm and 1.8gms
BMC Ionia 114
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Julia Domna denarius, Hilaritas41 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna 193-217CE
Diameter: 18~19 mm, Weight: 3.12 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust to right, hair in elaborate bun.

Reverse: HILARITAS
Hilaritas standing facing left, holding palm frond in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Dates between 196 and 211 CE, during the reign of Septimius Severus

Ex Sphinx Numismatics 2017, ex CNG Triton XX, part of lot 614 (ex the A.K. Collection) 2017, Ex stock Münzen und Medaillen Basel 1965
1 commentsPharsalos
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Julia Domna, AD 193-21725 viewsAR Denarius, 19 mm, 3.25 g, 12h; Rome mint: c. 205.
Obv.: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.
Rev.: MATER DEVM; Cybele, leaning on tympanum, holding branch and scepter, seated left on throne flanked by two lions.
Reference: RIC IVa 564 (Septimius); RSC 123.
Notes: ex-Sphinx Numismatics, electronic sale, 109.
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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Kaunos , region of Caria 350 - 300 a.C.11 viewsKaunos , region of Caria 350 - 300 a.C.


Obv: Bull butting right, wreath above.

Rev: K-AY to left and right of sphinx sitting right.

Diameter: 12 mm. / Weight: 1,59 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: BMC 8-10.
emporiton
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Kaunos , region of Caria 390- 370 a.C.17 viewsKaunos , region of Caria 390- 370 a.C.


Obv: Head of Apollo facing slightly right, chlamys around neck.

Rev: Sphinx seated left.

Diameter: 11 mm. / Weight: 0,72 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Konuk 117
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Kaunos - AE6 views390-290 BC
head of Apollo slightly right
sphinx standing left
Δ _ Γ
Troxell (1979), pg. 261, 30; SNG Keckman 828; Troxell, Carians in Miniature, 30

ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Kaunos - AE6 views390 - 370 BC
head of Apollo facing
sphinx standing left
(upside down) Δ _ Γ
Klein 526; H. Troxell, Winged Carians, Essays Thompson p. 261, 30; K. Konuk, The Early Coinage of Kaunos, Studies Price p. 214, 117
Johny SYSEL
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Kaunos; AE 12.5; Bull right/ Sphinx right6 viewsKaunos, Caria, Fourth century B.C. AE 1.63 g, 12.5 mm. Bull butting r. K - A / Sphinx seated r. Aulock 2564; BMC 74, 3. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes II Arsacid Dynasty, AE 15 Drachm, Circa 100 AD.15 viewsAncient Greek, Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes II Arsacid Dynasty, AE 15 Drachm, Circa (100 AD)

Obverse: Facing diademmed head of Orodes II, long beard, anchor to right, star within crescent above.

Reverse: Field with dashes and dots.

Reference: Van't Haaff 13.3 subtype 2-2A

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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KINGS of PERGAMON. Attalos I to Eumenes II148 viewsKINGS of PERGAMON. Attalos I to Eumenes II. 241-159 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.70 g, 12h). Struck circa 225/15-189/8. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena seated left, with spear at side, supporting shield with right hand and resting left elbow on small statuette on sphinx; ivy leaf above knee, bow to outer right, A on throne. Westermark Group III, dies V.XXIX/R?; SNG France 1609 (same obv. die). XF, porous.

From the Sam Mansourati collection. / EX CNG
8 commentsSam
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Licinius I (312-313 AD) AE3 Follis, Thessalonica mint14 viewsRoman Imperial, Licinius I (312-313 AD) AE3 Follis, Thessalonica mint, 3.47g, 23mm

Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, Laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre, holding Victory on globe in right hand, eagle holding wreath to left at feet. Mintmark: •TS•A•

Reference: RIC VI Thessalonica 60

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Macrinus, Gabala15 views
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Gabala. Macrinus. A.D. 217-218. AE 26 (26.11 mm, 8.66 g, 2 h). AV K M OΠ MAKΡEINOC, Laureate, drapped and currassed bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, cult image of Astarte seated facing, sphinx at foot left and right. Mionnet Supp. V, 189. Fine. Very Rare.
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Macrinus, Moushmov 53919 viewsAVT K OPEL CEVH MAKPEINOC KM OPELL ANTWNEINOC
VP PONTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLEITWN
AE 27 of Markianopolis, 10.12g
Confronted busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian
Athena, in Corinthian helmet, with long chiton & aegis, standing left, resting left arm on arm of throne, feeding snake coiled around olive-tree in front of her, throne decorated with winged sphinx, left; behind her, shield with owl seated on rim
novacystis
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.04.03 (plate coin)152 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 13.42g, 28.01mm, 0°
struck under governor Furius Pontinianus
obv. AVT K OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC KM OPELL ANTWNEINOC
Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenian, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MARKI - ANOPOLEITWN (WN ligate)
Athena, wearing Korinthian helmet, in long high-girded chiton with aegis, std. l., resting
with l. arm on arm of throne, feeding snake which coiled around olive-tree in
front of her; side of throne decorated with a winged Sphinx, std. l.; r.
behind her, shield, seen from inside, on the edge owl std. l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 736, pl. XV, 28 (1 ex., Weiss, same dies)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1174
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.24.4.3 (plate coin)
very rare, good VF, beautiful brown patina with a hint of green, exceptional rev., the nicest of this city!
added to www.wildwinds.com

The statue of Athena on the Acropolis has a helmet with a sphinx too with a griffon on each side.
7 commentsJochen
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Mysia. Kings of Pergamon. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm.89 viewsStruck circa 263-255/50 BC (30mm, 17.02g, 2h). Westermark Group III, obv. die V.XXIV; SNG France 1606-9; SNG von Aulock 1355 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 334. Obverse: Head of Philetairos right, wearing laurel wreath bound with a broad ribbon with wide hemmed borders. Reverse: ΦIΛETAIPOY in right field, Athena enthroned left, right hand resting on shield set at her feet, left elbow resting on small sphinx seated right; transverse spear in background, ivy leaf above knee, monogram on throne, bow to right. EF, toned. High relief portrait.

Ex CNG: Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 Spring 2014 lot 929022.

The coinage of Pergamon under Eumenes I crystalized the design of the kingdom’s tetradrachmai for almost 100 years. It features on the obverse a realistic portrait of the eunuch Philetairos, who was initially a treasurer for the diadoch Lysimachos. He entrusted to the eunuch 6000 talents of silver (and gold) for safekeeping in Sardis. However, Philetairos switched allegiance to Seleukos shortly before the Battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, when Seleukos defeated Lysimachos. Seleukos, in turn, was assassinated roughly a year later. The newly created kingdom enjoyed autonomy from the Seleukids and the fortress city of Pergamon was built with Philetairos as its “king”, although he was never publicly crowned as such. Philetairos coined at least three different types of tetradrachmai, which were influenced by his allegiance to different rulers. First, he minted Lysimachos-type coins for his master Lysimachos. After the latter’s defeat and death he next minted coins of the Alexander-type either with the legend Alexandrou or Seleukou. Lastly, in a show of self-assurance and independence, he minted coins with the obverse portrait of Seleukos and the reverse directly copied from the earlier Lysimachos-type coin with Athena seated. However, the similarity ends there: instead of putting a dominating diadoch’s name, he boldly put his name on the coins. After his death, the administration passed on to his adopted nephew Eumenes I. The new ruler was able to liberate his realm from the dominion of the Seleukids when he revolted, at the instigation of Ptolemy II of Egypt, and rather unexpectedly, defeated Antiochos I in Sardis in 261 BC. He greatly expanded his territory and founded several cities. His coinage initiated a type which showed a highly realistic and unflattering portrait of his predecessor Philetairos and showed him as diademed, heavy-set and ostensibly obese whose face dominates the whole space of the obverse of the coin. At this point, there is no need of legitimizing current rulers by reference to Alexander. They could either put their own portraits or the likeness of the founder of a dynasty which they belong. This would eventually become the norm for most coins of third century BC Hellenistic kingdoms. The design on Eumenes’ coins would remain unchanged for the next century and would be adopted by succeeding rulers Attalos I ((241-197 BC) and Eumenes II (197-160 BC). It was estimated that it required 200 obverse dies to mint the coins during those span of time of its existence. As for any long-lived (and much copied) designs of any ancient coin (i.e. coins of Phillip II, Alexander III and Lysimachos), the various Philetairou-type coins could be assigned to a particular ruler according to symbols and monograms and level of artistry.
6 commentsJason T
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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES44 viewsTop row: Agathodaemon; Griffin; Centaur
Row 2: Capricorn; Sphinx; Hippocamp; Kerberos
Row 3: Gorgon; Horned Panther; Phoenix
Bottom row: Pegasos; Pan; Horned Lion; Chimaera
laney
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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES COLLAGE126 viewsTop row: Agathodaemon; Griffin; Centaur
Row 2: Capricorn; Sphinx; Hippocamp; Kerberos
Row 3: Gorgon; Horned Panther; Phoenix
Bottom row: Pegasos; Pan; Horned Lion; Chimaera
(examples from my collection)
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Nilus 156 viewsNilus and his attributes: sphinx, crocodile, cornucopiae

Vatican Museums
Johny SYSEL
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Pamphylia, Perga18 viewsSear 5417, SNG France 355-361, SNG Copenhagen 310-311, Von Aulock 4649, BMC Lycia 15, Lindgren 1104, Klein 619.

AE 16 mm, struck 2nd to 1st Centuries B.C. or 3rd Century B.C. (per Sear).

Obv: Sphinx wearing kalathos seated facing right.

Rev: NANAYAS / PREIIA[S]; (first N retrograde), either side of Artemis standing left, holding wreath and scepter.

Perga was the capital of Pamphylia. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis.
Stkp
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Pamphylia, Perga. Elagabalus AE24. Artemis Pergaia58 views
Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: Distyle temple with fluted columns, and eagle in pediment; within, cult statue of Artemis Pergaia, on either side, sphinx on pedestal, above to l. crescent, to r. a star.
AD. 218-222
24mm., 8.5g.
ancientone
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Pamphylia, Perge, Sphinx / Artemis, AE1935 views19mm, 3.49g
obv: Sphinx seated right
rev: NANAΨAΣ ΠΡEIIAΣ; Artemis standing left, holding wreath and scepter
SNG Paris 355-61
areich
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Pamphylia, Perge. Æ16. Sphinx/Artemis29 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Perge. Circa 260-230 BC. Æ 16mm. Sphinx seated right / NANAΨAΣ ΠΡEIIAΣ, Artemis standing left, holding wreath and scepter. SNG France 369ancientone
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Perga, Pamphylia Ae 1839 views
Perga, Pamphylia Ae 18
Second century BC
Sphinx seated LEFT.
NANAYAS PREIIAS
Pamphylian inscription.
Artemis standing l.
3.56 gram
17.7 mm
SNG Deutschland 4, 257; Aulock 4651.

1 commentsAdrian S
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Perga; Sphinx right/ Artemis left5 viewsPerga, Pamphylia, Second century B.C. AE 1.75g, 12.6mm. Sphinx seated r. NANAYAS PREIIAS Pamphylian inscription./ Artemis standing l. SNG Deutschland 4, 250; BMC 122, 15. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Perga; Sphinx right/ Artemis left, AE 16.814 viewsPerga, Pamphylia, Second century B.C. AE 3.65g, 16.8mm. Sphinx seated r. NANAYAS PREIIAS Pamphylian inscription./ Artemis standing l. SNG Deutschland 4, 238; BMC 122, 15. Ex Gerhard Rohde1 commentsPodiceps
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PERGAMENE KINGDOM - Philetairos (282-263 BC)42 viewsAR tetradrachm (30mm, 17.21 gm, 12 h). Pergamum, 266-263 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦIΛETAIPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding shield in right hand, left elbow resting on sphinx seated right; spear diagonally in background, ivy leaf above knee, bow to outer right, A on throne. Westermark grp. II; SNG BN 1604-5 (Eumenes I). A few light deposits and minor marks, flan flaw on jaw, otherwise sharply struck and well centered. Extremely fine.

Westermark attributed this issue to Eumenes I. However, a more recent analysis of hoard evidence has indicated that this coinage is actually struck during the lifetime of Philetairos, near the end of his reign, following the limited issue of tetradrachms bearing the portrait of Seleukos I. See A. Davesne, G. Le Rider, Gülnar II. Le trésor de Meydancikkale (Paris, 1989), pp. 334-9.
2 commentsRobertBohn
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Pergamon, Mysia (c.133-127 BC) AE1932 viewsAncient Greek, Pergamon, Mysia (c.133-127 BC) AE19, 7.03g, 19mm

Obverse: No legend. Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOΥ, Armored trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass, monogram field mark right and partially off flan.

Reference: SNG Von Aulock 1374

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD16 viewsBI tdr., 14,34gr, 28,9mm; Sellwood 57 type, Shore 314var., Sunrise 401 type;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; multiple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of dashes; goddess in the right and left upper field; dotted border 8 to 12:30h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand, the year AIT (= 1 BC) twice; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN APCAK(OY) EVEPΓE(TOY) ΔIKAIOY (to be read from the outside!) (E)ΠIΦ ΦIΛEANOY - the inner left line breaks off in the middle to make room for a drape (?) over the throne back and is then continued after the first 3 letters of the outside line; exergual line.

ex: Sphinx Numismatics.
Schatz
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC15 viewsAE 13, 3,35gr., 13,19mm;
Sellw. 50.16, Shore 536var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; segmented necklace; Nike in upper right field;
rev.: head of Tyche right, no visible legend; monogr. A behind head on left side;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
Schatz
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC20 viewsAE 10, 2,24gr., 10, 21mm;
Sellw. --, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana or Mithradatkart, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; royal wart; an eagle seems to be in the upper right field;
rev.: horse, right, standing; no legend visible but in the right field, the monogr. 30 seems to have been lost by corrosion or removal;

this coin appears to have a Sellw. 52 obv. combined with a Sellw. 51 rev.;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
Schatz
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Regno greco di Bactria, 160-150 a.C., emiobolo (mezzo obolo)37 viewsAE, emiobolo, Regno indo-greco di Bactria. Bronzo rettangolare. Apollodotus I, zecca di Taxila (160-150 a.C.)
AE, 9.72 gr, mm 20x22, BB
D/ Legenda in greco, divinità stante di fronte, solleva la mano dx, clava nella sx
R/ Altare in cornice (incuso)
M. Workshop, Mitchiner vol. 2 type 209q
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (3 dicembre 2007, numero catalogo 59); ex Youssef Mishriki collection (Sphinx numismatics, Markham, Ontario Canada, fino al 2007).
paolo
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RIC 1457 Vespasian Ephesus denarius93 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g


RIC 1457 (C); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
6 commentsJay GT4
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RIC 1559 Vespasian Antioch denarius52 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head right

Vespasian standing right with branch and sceptre in Quadriga right

Antioch, 72/3 AD

3.24g

RIC 1559 (C)

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics

Struck on a tight flan which is typical of the Antioch issues.
3 commentsJay GT4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 297 viewsObverse: IMP IX TR PO V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298
Very Rare.

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who had been defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests actually incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.

This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
9 comments*Alex
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Roman Provincial, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Elagabalus (218-222 AD)14 viewsRoman Provincial, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Elagabalus (218-222 AD) AE16, 2.35g, 16mm

Obverse: AΥΤ K M AΥΡ ANΤΩNƐINOC, Laureate head right.

Reverse: MAΡKIANOΠOΛIΤΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scale and staff, rod or ell.

Reference: AMNG ! 904; Hristova & Jekov 6.26.35.7, GIC 1377v

Ex: J.P.Righetti inventory # 9950, Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Roman Republic, 46 BC, Carisia35 viewsAR Denarius (3.8g, 17mm, 8h). Rome mint, Struck 46 BC. Monneyer: T.Carisius.
Obv. Head of Aphrodisian Sybil facing right.
Rev. T.CARISIVS before, III·VIR [in ex.] sphinx seated right.
BMC 4061; Sear (RCV) 321a; Seaby (RSC I.) Carisia 11
1 commentsCharles S
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S.814 Anglo-Saxon sceat36 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: ?Essex
Series S
Type 47
S.814
Abramson 68-10
O: Female centaur
R: Clockwise whorl of four wolf heads with interlocked tongues

Originally called series "S" for "Sphinx", the creature is rather a female centaur.

Ex- Shanna Schmidt, Triton XXI (lot 1373), Dr. JDR, CNG 53 (lot 2230)
1 commentsNap
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Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IX AE18, (96-95 BC)15 viewsAncient Greek, Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IX AE18, (96-95 BC), 5.43g, 18mm

Obverse: Diademed bearded head right of Antiochos IX.

Reverse: BAΣƐIΛƐΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ on four lines, thunderbolt on third line, control mark on fifth line.

Reference: SNG Spaer #2681, SGC 7170, Hoover 1248

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS12 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202AD
19.0mm 2.38gr 5h
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Wreath with badge atop; VOTIS/DECEN/NALI/BVS within.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 520a (S); RSC 897; BMCRE 681.
Aorta: 526: B3, O45, R386, T250, M3.
Ex: Tom Cederlind
Sphinx Numismatics/Youssef Mishriki 361905128664
5/5/18 7/5/18
From Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC, Auction XIV, Lot 537, April 18-19, 2018, by Harlan J. Berk, “Cohen and RIC underestimated the value and rarity of this denarius, only one specimen of which occurred in the Reka Devnia hoard.”
Nicholas Z
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Severus Alexander tetradrachm, Dattari 4278 var (obv legend), Milne 2039 var (same)34 viewsAlexandria mint, Severus Alexander tetradrachm, 230 - 231 A.D. billon, 26.3mm 9.12g, Dattari 4278 var (obv legend); Milne 2039 var (same); BMC Alexandria -; Geissen -; Curtis -; SNG Cop -; Emmett 3093 (R3)
O: A KAI MAP AVP CEV ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: L I (year 10), draped bust of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with sphinx and quadriga of Helios, palm in front
1 commentscasata137ec
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SICILY, HIMERA27 viewsca 470-450 B.C.
AR litra 10 mm, 0.70 g, 12 h
O: Forepart of winged, bearded, and horned male sphinx left
R: IMEPAION, Pan riding goat left, brandishing lagobolon. SNG ANS 172-173; HGC 2, 451.
(ex Triskeles Auction)
1 commentslaney
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SPAIN, CASTULO26 views1st Century BC
AE 25 mm; 10.5 g
O: Diademed head right, hand before
R: Helmeted Sphinx advancing right, star before; ethnic in Iberic script in exe.
Hispania Ulterior (Spain), Castulo
laney
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Spain, Castulo5 viewsCastulo, Spain, c. 150 - 100 B.C. Bronze AE 26, cf. SNG Budapest I 140 ff. (on rev: ethnic in ex, star right) and SNG München 222 obverse bare male head right; reverse kastelo (in Iberian script), helmeted sphinx right walking right, star right; rare variety. ecoli
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SPAIN, CASTULO15 views1st Century BC
AE 25 mm; 10.5 g
O: Diademed head right, hand before
R: Helmeted Sphinx advancing right, star before; ethnic in Iberic script in exe.
Hispania Ulterior (Spain), Castulo
laney
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Spain, Castulo mint, Villaronga 335, 32127 viewsCastulo mint, late 2nd century B.C. AE, 27mm 13.48g, Villaronga 335, 32
O: Diademed head right. Crescent in right field
R: Winged sphinx advancing right, wearing apex-like helmet, star in right field
Ex: KASTILO in Iberian script
1 commentscasata137ec
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Spain, Castulo. AE34 28 viewsCastulo, Spain, AE34. Ca 1st century BC. Male head (resembling Augustus) right / helmeted sphinx advancing rightancientone
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SPAIN, Castulo. AE 27, late 3rd century BC22 viewsAncient Greek, SPAIN, Castulo. Late 3rd century BC. AE 27
Diademed male head right / Sphinx standing right, raising forepaw; star above paw
SNG BM Spain 1230; SNG Copenhagen 207; Villaronga NAH 334
Antonivs Protti
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sphinx65 viewsPamphylia Perga Litra Sear Greek 5417Ghengis_Jon
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Sphinx201 viewsPamphylia Perga Litra Sear Greek 5417Ghengis_Jon
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Sphinx233 viewsAR Dendarius (3.8g, 17mm, 8h). Rome mint, Struck 46 BC. Monneyer: T.Carisius.
Obv. Head of Aphrodisian Sybil facing right.
Rev. T.CARISIVS before, III·VIR [in ex.] sphinx seated right.
BMC 4061; Sear (RCV) 321a:150; Sear (RSCV) Carisia 11
5 commentsCharles S
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sphinx141 viewsChios , 10mm , 0.99g1 commentsXLi
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sphinx119 viewsKaunos , 10mm , 1.4gXLi
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SPHINX COLLAGE51 viewsTop row: Ionia, Chios; Egypt, Alexandria (A. Pius)
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Ionia, Chios; Ionia, Chios
2 commentslaney
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SPHINX COLLAGE b22 viewsTop row: Ionia, Chios; Ionia, Chios; Ionia, Chios
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Troas, Gergis; Ionia, Chios; Egypt, Alexandria (A. Pius); Sicily, Himera
1 commentslaney
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SPHINX COLLECTION21 viewsTop row: Chios, Ionia; Chios Ionia; Chios, Ionia
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Chios; Ionia; Egypt; Alexandria (A. Pius)
2 commentslaney
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Sphinx--Antoninus Pius195 viewsObv: Laur. head R
Rev: Sphinx, crowned with horns, disk and plumes, seated R, paw on wheel
AE 31.5 mm 20.02 g
Alexandria

1 commentslaney
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Struck 19 - 18 B.C. AUGUSTUS. AR Cistophorus (Cistophoric Tetradrachm = 3 denarii) of Pergamum23 viewsObverse: IMP•IX•TR•PO•V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
Diameter: 24 - 25mm | Weight: 11.7gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298
Ex ROMA NUMISMATICS (London) | Ex Künker, 2006
RARE

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests may actually have incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.
This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
2 comments*Alex
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Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Gabala, Commodus, Lindgren 1186220 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 25, 12.18g
obv. AYT KAI - [KOMMODOC] (from upper r.)
Head, laureate, l.
rev. [...]AN[...]
City goddess (Tyche), in long garment and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal on piedestal, holding
bipennis in raised r. hand and shield in l. hand; at both side of base protome of a horse looking
outwards; on the r. side Tyche in long garment and with mural crown std. l. on throne, holding
rudder in l. hand.
H. Seyrig 'Cultes de Gabala, in RN (1964), p.22-27' cites 2 ex. in ANS and 2 ex. in Paris; Lindgren 1186
Very rare, VF, sandy brown patina
Pedigree:
ex coll J. Wagner
ex CNG Electronic Auction 201, lot 290

The attribution of the l. figure is difficult. Here are some suggestions:
CNG: deity
ANS: male figure with bipennis and sceptre
HN: Veiled cultus-statue of aSyrian goddess (Astarte or Aphrodite, accompanied by 2 sphinxes)
Imhoof-Blumer: Astarte or Aphrodite
R. Dussaud: Venus
S. Ronzevalle: flanked by 2 lions, Paredros of Jupiter Heliopolitanus (Atargatis)
H. Seyrig: hypothetical Astarte
Because of the horses I tend to Astarte
Jochen
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Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Gabala, Julia Domna, unpublished?224 viewsJulias Domna, AD 193-211
AE 24, 8.38g, 23.66mm, 0°
obv. IOVLIA - DOMNA CEB
Bust, draped, on crescent, r.
rev. GABA - LEWN
Cult statue of the goddess of Gabala in long garment, stg. facing on low base, holding in l. arm shield and
in raised r. hand bipennis over her head; at both sides of the base the forepart of a sphinx l., and the
forpart of a lion r.
ref. not in SNG Copenhagen; not in BMC
very rare, F+, red sand patina which we know from Syria

Compare with the coin of Commodus. The attributes of this goddess seem to be interchangeable.
Jochen
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T. Carisius - AR denarius8 viewsRome
46 BC
head of Sibyla Herophile right
sphinx seated right
T·CARISIVS
III·VIR
Crawford 464/1, SRCV I 321, Sydenham 983, RSC I Carisia 11
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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T. CARISIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC AR Denarius9 viewsOBVERSE: Head of the Aphrodisian Sibyl right, back hair in sling
REVERSE: T. CARISIVS above sphinx sitting right; III.VIR below
Rome 46 BC
19mm, 3.49 g
Cr464/1; Syd 983a; Carisia 11
ex. Doug Smith Collection
Legatus
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THE BOOK I WROTE THIS YEAR (ABOUT MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES MAGICALLY BOUND TO THEIR OWN IMAGES ON ANCIENT GREEK COINS)3 viewsA massive eruption of Mount Etna has freed the monstrous Storm-Giant Typhon from Tartarus. Now, from his hideaway at the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, Typhon sets in motion a plot to devastate Earth using an Annihilation Ray based on a secret technology invented long ago by Nikola Tesla. It will be up to a young woman, a magical Greek Sphinx coin and the long-deceased inventor himself to try to thwart Typhon's evil plans.

laney
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Titus as Caesar RIC 861 (1)84 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
RIC 861 (C). BMC 191. RSC 59. BNC 166.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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Trajan50 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Gabala. Trajan. Year 152 (105/106 AD). Æ 21mm. Laureate head right / Goddess (Astarte?) seated left, holding poppy and grain-ears in right hand, sceptre in left; at her feet, sphinx seated left; star in left field. BMC Galatia, etc. pg. 244, 4 var.; Lindgren-Kovacs 2051.Molinari
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Trajan AE Drachm, Alexandria, Egypt, Euthenia13 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD, bronze drachm of 35 mm, 21.58 grams. Struck at the mint of Alexandria in Egypt.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Reverse: Euthenia reclines to left on sphinx.
Emmett 486, Kampmann – Ganschow 27.321
mattpat
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Troas, Gergis141 viewsTroas, Gergis (4th cent. BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of the Sibyl Herophile three-quarter facing to right.
Rev.: Sphinx seated to right.
1 commentsecoli
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Troas, Gergis140 viewsTroas, Gergis (4th cent. BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of the Sibyl Herophile three-quarter facing to right.
Rev.: Sphinx seated to right.
1 commentsecoli
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TROAS, GERGIS30 viewsca. 320 - 270 BC
AE 11.2 mm max., 1.745 g
O: Head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right;
R: ΓEP, Sphinx with curved wings seated right
Gergis mint; SGCV II 4098; SNG Cop 337; SNGvA 1516; BMC Troas p. 55, 3
(ex Forum)
laney
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TROAS, GERGIS19 views Ca. 350-300 B.C.
Æ (15 mm, 3.30 g, 11 h).
O: Head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and necklace
R: ΓEP, sphinx seated right.
Gergis; SNG Copenhagen 339; SNG von Aulock 1514
ex Triskeles Auction
1 commentslaney
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Ursone As163 viewsObserve: Laureated head to the right. Behind phoenician letter "yod". VRSONE underlined and upwards.
Reverse: Winged sphinx to the right. In exergue (L.) AP. DEC. (Q).
Weight: 32,3 gr. Size: 35 mm.
FAB. 1984. LV.1
Dated: Around 50 B.C.

Ursone is todays Osuna near Seville.
1 commentsCorduba
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VABALATO E AURELIANO, tetradracma, Alessandria (271 d.C.)34 viewsVabalathus e Aurelianus (271d.C.), regno secessionista di Palmyra.
Tetradracma in potin, Alessandria
AE, 9,522 gr., 19 mm., MB+ (F+).
D/ AYT K lamba,delta AYPH lamda IANOC CEB, busto di Aureliano laureato con veste lorica e paludamento a dx. Nel campo L A.
R/ I A C OVABAlamda,lamda A teta OC A teta HNO Y AVT C P omega; busto da Vabalato laureato e diademato a dx, con veste lorica e paludamento. Nel campo L delta
BMC-2386, Milne-4311, Dattari 5422, Curtis 1739-41
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (13 aprile 2008, numero catalogo 62); ex Youssef Mishriki collection (Sphinx Numismatics, Markham ON Canada, fino al 2008).
paolo
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Valentinian I (364-375) AE3, Rome mint20 viewsRoman Imperial, Valentinian I (364-375) AE3, Rome mint

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS AVG, Pearl diademned, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE,Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mintmark: R•PRIMA

Reference: RIC IX 17a/24a type ix b

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Gil-galad
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD35 viewsAE9, 1,11gr., 9,2mm;
Sellw. 69.15, Shore 600;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long slightly wavy hair, short beard w/semicircular bottom; 3-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: winged goddess, right w/large diadem in extended right hand in an upright rectangular frame;

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Differéntes Types;
ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
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Vespasian RIC-35988 viewsAR Denarius, 3.62g
Rome Mint, 72-73 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESP A-VG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: TRI POT across field; Vesta, draped, veiled, seated l., holding simpulum in r. hand, l. hand at side
RIC 359 (C). BMC 70. RSC 563. BNC -.
Acquired from sphinx Numismatics, April 2007.

A third type of Vesta seated, this one from 72-73 AD. A common coin on a small flan. The portrait redeems it.
Vespasian70
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Vologases IV., 147 -191 AD17 viewsBI tdr., 13,21gr., 28,4mm;
Sellw. 84.13, Shore 427, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, complete set of hooks on crest and very long, backward bent ear flap, horn on side; temple lock, mustache, long beard clipped at end; 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons; triple necklace w/center beads, earring; cuirass; B in right field; dotted border 8-11,13-16h;
rev: king on throne, left, receiving diadem from facing goddess; year ΔΞΥ (152 AD) between heads, month AΠΕΛΑΙ(ΟΥ)(Nov.) under exergual line. 5 of 7-line legend visible: BACIΛ(EΩΣ) BACIΛ(EΩN) (APCAKOY) (OLA)ΓACO(Y) ΔIKAI(OY) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); test cut in center;

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Schatz
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z-08 - Hadrian - Alexandria, Egypt - AE Drachm - Euthenia reclining on Sphinx62 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD)
Bronze Drachm of Alexandria, Egypt.
Dated Regnal Year 12.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor Hadrian facing right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from Behind.
rev: Euthenia reclining left on small sphinx, raising grain and poppies in right.

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