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(503f) Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius86 viewsCn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius, Sear-323, Cr-393/1a, Syd-752, RSC-Cornelia 54, struck 76-75 BC at Spanish Mint, 3.94 grams, 18 mm. EF. Obverse: GPR above Diademed, draped and bearded bust of the Genius of the Roman People facing right, sceptre over shoulder; Reverse: EX in left field, SC in right field; CN LEN Q in exergue, Sceptre with wreath, terrestrial globe and rudder. An exceptional example that is especially well centered and struck on a slightly larger flan than normally encountered with fully lustrous surfaces and a most attractive irridescent antique toning. Held back from the Superb EF/FDC by a small banker's mark in the right obverse field, but still worthy of the finest collection of Roman Republican denarii. Ex Glenn Woods.

Re: CORNELIA 54:

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

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

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

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

CN = Cneaus; LEN = Lentulus

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

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

For Further Reading on the Cornelia 54 & 55:

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

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

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

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

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

by Jerry Edward Cornelius, April 2006, THE 81 ROMAN COINS OF THE CORNELIA
http://www.cornelius93.com/Cornelia54.html
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022. Plautilla Concordia Avgg FDC127 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. FDC, full proof like luster.

2 commentsLordBest
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043. Fausta, wife of Constantine I. AE Follis, Rome mint. FDC.190 viewsAE Follis. Rome mint.

Obv.Bust of Fausta right FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG

Rev. Fausta standing holding Constantine II and Constantius II SPES REIPVBLICAE

RIC 292, S 3903, VM 6. R4.

FDC. Finest known Fausta bronze, with full mint lustre sheathed in a thin Tiber patina. ex- Tom Cederlind.
5 commentsLordBest
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074. Theodosius II, 402-450AD. AV Solidus.487 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. Choice FDC.
15 commentsLordBest
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120 Honorius, AD 393–423159 viewsGold solidus, 21.2mm, 4.43g, FDC
Struck c. 408-420 at Constantinople
D N HONORI—VS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI—A AVCC Γ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, right foot on ship's prow, holding scepter in right hand, Victory on globe in left. Star in left field, CON OB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
RIC X, 201; Cohen 3; DO 778v (off B)
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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130 Theodosius II, AD 402-45098 viewsGold solidus, 20.8mm, 4.48g, FDC
Struck AD 408-419 at Constantinople
D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear and shield decorated with horseman / CONCORDI-A AVCC Θ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding sceptre and Victory on globe, star left, CONOB in exergue
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC X, 202
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 5 viewsANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III - Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, S C - bare head of Marcus Aurelius right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.94g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1212
Cohen 34
Acquisition/Sale: glnumismatics Ebay

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

On 24 Jan 138, Hadrian selected Antoninus as his new successor. After a few days' consideration, Antoninus accepted. He was adopted on 25 Feb. As part of Hadrian's terms, Antoninus adopted Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, the son of Lucius Aelius. The adoption of Marcus Aurelius was probably a suggestion of Antoninus himself, since he was the nephew of his wife. At Hadrian's request, Antoninus' daughter Faustina was betrothed to Lucius.
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Antoninus Pius denarius75 viewsEmperor sacrificing reverse2 commentsmarandnumiz
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Baktria, Eukratides I38 viewsBaktria, Eukratides I. c. 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.86 gm) Balkh mint. Diademed & draped bust of Eukratides, r. within fillet border. / Dioskouri on rearing horses r., holding spears & palms. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΕΥΚΡΤΙΔΟΥ. Δ monogram to l. & HA to r. FDC. SNG-ANS 434; Bop. 1F MIG type 168c. MACW 1710; HGC 130 R1; Sear 7568.2 commentsChristian T
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bB3. RSC 1. AR Denarius. Concordia Avgg. FDC57 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. FDC, full proof like luster.
2 commentsLordBest
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Cr 489/6 AR Quinarius M. Antonius6 viewsQuinarius, Lugdunum ? 42 BCE 1.78 gm
o: [III·VIR·] R·P·C around head of Victory (with features of Fulvia?)
r: [A]NTONI Lion walking r.; at sides, [A] – XL[I]. In exergue, IMP.
Usually said to be Antony's third wife, Fulvia and as giving his age of 41. The idea that the portrait is Fulvia is a bit of a stretch, and Crawford does not mention or attribute it as such in RRC. Nor is "Victoria" obvious, as the wings, if that is what is visible in FDC examples, are tiny even compared to full statuette forms. In every example I have seen, the portrait is poorly-executed and hardly a tribute to either Victory or Fulvia herself. Fulvia seems to have been a formidable person, and so the non-standard style would be perhaps consistent, but the uninspired portrait would then have been a significant failure.
The attribution of Antony's age as "41", which certainly fits some chronologies, nonetheless does not have a better explanation than that it seems that Julius Caesar put his age at "52" on a coin. There is debate about the dating and meaning of such age references, but, from my perspective, neither age matters as an absolute number -- both Antony and particularly Caesar had already legally been through the cursus, including Consul. Antony was Consul for 44 BCE. (Otherwise, as to Antony, we would have heard from Cicero at excruciating length.) Perhaps these are "birthday" issues, but a sad, lonely and pathetic birthday it would reflect. Antony's later coins with Octavia are more persuasive.
Antonia 32. Sydenham 1163. Sear Imperators 126.
PMah
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First Day Cover (FDC) Laos Palm Leaf Manuscript Stamps 200316 viewsSpongeBob
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater FDC121 viewsRPC 1701A
8.44 grams
Richard T3
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L TITURIUS L F SABINUS 26 viewsL TITURIUS L F SABINUS

AR-Denarius, 4.03 g.
Rome, 89 BC.
Obv.: SABIN
Bearded head of King Tatius r.
Rev.: L TITVRI / VIIII
Victory in biga r.
Cr. 344/3; RSC Tituria 6a; BMC 2344.
FDC
1 commentsZeeuwsepiep
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Licinius II, Ae3, struck 318-319, 3.25gm 17mm52 viewsObv/ DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laur., dr. and cuir. bust l., holding globle and sceptre in l. hand, mappa in r. hand.
Rev/ IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS; Jupiter stg. l., holding Victoryon globe in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand., captive before. Delta in r. field. SMANT in exergue.
RIC VII, 29 (Scarce)

Superb coin; if not for the off flan strike I'd rate this one at close to FDC...but that's just me. ;-)
2 commentsMayadigger
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MACEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS, 323-315 BC 112 viewsTetradrachm, 24 mm, 14.31 g

Philip II (359-336 BC)
O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
3 commentsrobertpe
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RGA, Severus Alexander, AD 222-235143 viewsGold aureus, 20.55mm, 5.92g, FDC
Struck AD 230 at Rome
IMP SEV ALE–XANDER AVG, laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / P M TR P VIIII COS III P P, emperor as Romulus advancing right, holding spear and trophy. COA
Ex: Gemini III, lot 430
RIC 103; BMCRE 620
4 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Roman Empire / Emperor Severus Alexander Silver Denarius70 viewsRIC IV 120, RSC IV 440, BMCRE V 930, SRCV II 7915, FDC, high relief portrait, light toning, 3.165g, 20.0mm, 0o, Rome mint, 233 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders billowing behind, raising right commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical behind in left; uncirculated, superb!;

Ex FORVM Ancient Coins

*With my sincere thank . Photo and Description , courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

Coin is considered best of the type ;

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-101968


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
1 commentsSam
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.1006 viewsAE Follis. Bust of Fausta right FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG/Fausta standing holding Constantine II and Constantius II SPES REIPVBLICAE. Rome Mint. R4, the finest known Fausta bronze. Full copper mint lustre covered in a thin browny green patina. Simply superb.7 commentsLordBest
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC498 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.Obv. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG draped and diademed bust right/ FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia. RSC 24, RIC 338. Fully lustrous, aFDC2 commentsLordBest
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)228 viewsMaximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)

Obv/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; laur. head r.
Rev/ SOLIIN-VICTO; Sol, rad., in fancy robe, stg. l., cloak flying; raising r. hand, holding head of Serapis in l. hand. Gamma I/Star in opposing fields.

Antioch Mint; ANT in exergue

Ref: RIC VI, 167b

Condition: UNC/at Mint? Had this coin been perfectly centered with complete beading on both sides, I'd call it at FDC.

This is pretty much a flawless coin in mint condition that shows no sign of wear; nary a single scratch. The obverse portrait is simply perfect.
4 commentsKevin_S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC718 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. UNC, full proof like luster.9 commentsLordBest
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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander 204 viewsEmperor Severus Alexander / Sol - Silver Denarius
RIC IV 120, RSC IV 440, BMCRE V 930, SRCV II 7915, FDC, high relief portrait, light toning, 3.165g, 20.0mm, 0o, Rome mint, 233 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders billowing behind, raising right commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical behind in left; uncirculated, superb!;

Sam Mansourati Collection / Ex FORVM Ancient Coins

*With my sincere thank . Photo and Description , courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
8 commentsSam
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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander denarius400 viewsThis one I obtained about 15 years ago at the NYINC, located at the Twin Towers Marriot in those happier days. FDC coins of this emperor are not rare and this is one of those in my view. Appears to be RIC 250, but does not fit the description exactly. Probably a die variant only.
3 commentsjmuona
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1316 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
11 commentsLordBest
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Rostrum Tridens (early), Denarius, Crawford 62/14 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Rostrum tridens below; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.63 gm.
Reference: Crawford 62/1
Provenance: Titano electronic auction A10, 14-DEC-2017


Comments: Titano electronic auction M10, 14 December, 2017. EF. Sharp strike, fully centered, without wear and quite a lot of subdued luster. Some darker areas around periphery and a fine flan crack. Titano Graded qFDC. This early rostrum-tridens issue is quite rare.
Steve B5
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RRC 53/2 Denarius - Group 324 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Roma with Peaked visor, X mark of value behind
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r., streaming cape., ROMA in raised letters in trapezoidal frame.
Weight: 3.97gm
Reference: Crawford 53/2
Provenance: NAC 92 Part 1, May 25, 2016, From the collection of E.E. Clain-Stefanelli.

Comments: Trapezoidal frame group. The hind legs are in a crouched pose with the hock bent further to the left than any other part of the leg (similar pose is seen in 53(A)). Hatched tail between horse’s legs (unique to this variety). Complete and about FDC. One of the finest known specimens of this variety.
2 commentsSteve B5
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 33 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
5 commentsRobin Ayers
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Thracia, Olbia, Koson, RPC I 1701A231 viewsKoson, died 29 BC, king of Thracia
AV - Stater, 8.39g, 20.4mm
struck ca. 40-42 BC
obv. The Roman consul L. Junius Brutus togated walking l., accompanied by two
lictores holding fasces above r. shoulder
left field: monogram BR (or BA?)
exergue: KOSWN (in Greek)
rev. Eagle with open wings, standing on sceptre l., holding wreath in r. claw
ref. Iliescu 1; RPC I, 1701A; BMC Thrace p.208, 2; BMCRR II p.474, 48
FDC

Attributed to M. Junius Brutus, struck after the assassination of Caesar for Dacian mercenaries . Obv. inspired by the famous denar Crawford 433/1 of M.J.Brutus 54 BC. Rev. copied from the denar Crawford 398/1 from Q. Pomponius Rufus 73 BC.
But there are other hypotheses too:
1. Struck by Cotiso, king of Dacia for Brutus' Dacian mercenaries. His name appears in the odes of Horace, lib. II, 8.18 and in Sueton, The deified Augustus, LXIII.
2. Struck not earlier than the first half of the 16th century as an inofficial issue in northern Romania.
But now we have new results of spectral-analytical researches which are speaking for ancient gold!
1 commentsJochen
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Victoriatus of Luceria with hair in ringlets33 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Bead and reel border.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue. Archaic L in field between Victory and trophy
Weight: 3.13 gm
Reference: Crawford 97/1b
Provenance: CNG private purchase from Victor England, August 2, 2017

Comments: Near FDC
2 commentsSteve B5
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Victoriatus of Luceria with scraggly hair25 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Bead and reel border.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue. Archaic "L" in field between Victory and trophy
Weight: 3.01 gm
Reference: Crawford 98/1a
Provenance: CNG, private purchase from Victor England, Aug 11, 2016

Comments: Struck with new dies both obverse and reverse with reflective fields. Slightly ragged flan and minor weakness in Victory’s head. Otherwise FDC.
2 commentsSteve B5
 
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