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101 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 Assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA · AV-GVSTA round
Rev. Nike walking r, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, wheel at her feet, MVNICIP - STOBENSIV round.
5.08 gm, 23 mm
5 commentsManzikert
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
r1055.jpg
67 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGV[STA] round.
Rev. Nike walking l, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, wheel at her feet, MVNICI STO - BEN round.
5.57 gm, 23 mm
Cohen IV 266-267, BMCG 8
1 commentsManzikert
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85 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGVSTA round.
Rev. Nike walking r, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, MVNIC - S - TOBEN round
6.05 gm, 23 mm
Cohen IV 269, SNG Cop 332, Josifovski 212, same dies (V63, R68), citing Vienna 9885 [from whitetd49]
2 commentsManzikert
QuinMAntonio.jpg
50 viewsMark Antony Quinarius - 39 B.C.
Obv. III VIR R.P.C.
Diademed and veiled head of Concordia right
Rev. M ANTON C CAES
Clasped hands holding caduceus
Mint travelling with Octavian in Gaul
Craw. 529/4b, Sear RCV 1575
g. 1,8 mm. 15,1
Maxentius
CLAUDIUS-1.jpg
81 viewsCLAUDIUS I - As - 42/54 AD - Mint of Rome
Obv.: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
Bare head left
Rev.: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S C
Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Cohen 14, Sear RCV 1858
g. 10 mm. 29,9
1 commentsMaxentius
Tacitus- Dikaiosyne.jpg
506 viewsTacitus, 25 September 275 - 12 April 276 A.D.

Obverse:
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

AK K Λ TAKITOC CEB

AK: AVTOKRATOR is the equivalent of the Latin Imperator, 'emperor'.
K Λ is an abbreviation for K AV IOC, 'Claudius' transliterated into Greek.
TOK: TAKITOC= Tacitus
CEB: SEBASTOS (greek indication for augustus).

With the pellet between TOC . CEB

Reverse:
ETOVC A (year 1)

Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left. Diakaiosyne is the Greek equivalent of Aequitas ('Equity, Fair Dealing' to quote Sear).

Domination: Billon TETRAdrachm (4 drachms): size 21 mm

Mint: Alexandria, provincial.

Comment:
These Egyptian issues are not in RIC, but the old standard catalogue for these is Milne, where yours is no. 4492, with the pellet between TOC . CEB. They are also listed in the new Sear vol.III (though in not as much detail), where the nearest is 11831, which doesn't have the pellets in the obverse legend (Milne 4489). Other references : Curtis 1832, BMC 2403v ; Geissen 3115.
1 commentsJohn Schou
DenDJSilanus.jpg
33 viewsAR Denarius - 91 BC.
D. JVNIVS SILANVS - Gens Junia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, control mark behind (T)
Rev.: Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands, XIIII above. In ex. D SILANVS / ROMA
Gs. 3,6 mm. 19,4x18,2
Craw. 337/3, Sear RCV 225

Maxentius
DenPClodius.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 42 BC.
P. CLODIVS M.f. - Gens Claudia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
Rev.: Diana "Lucifera" standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left.
Gs. 3,3 mm. 19x18
Craw. 494/23, Sear RCV 492

Maxentius
ANTON-4.jpg
42 viewsANTONINVS PIVS - As - 145/161
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right
Rev.: PIETAS AVG S-C, Pietas standing left holding patera in r. hand, left arm in fold of dress.
Gs. 12,7 mm. 26,5
RIC 823

Maxentius
AURELIUS-3.jpg
65 viewsMARCVS AVRELIVS - Denarius - Minted under Antoninus Pius -148/149 A.D.
Obv.:AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right
Rev.: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding spear & hand resting upon shield.
Gs. 3 mm. 18,5
Cohen 618, RIC 438b (Pius)
1 commentsMaxentius
NERVA-1.JPG
27 viewsNERVA - As - 86 AD
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right
Rev.: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM S-C, clasped hands.
Gs. 10,7 mm. 26,2
Cohen 17, RIC 53
Maxentius
ONORIO-1.jpg
50 viewsHONORIVS - AE3 - Mint of Antiochia - 393/423
Obv.: DN HONORIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VIRTVS EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand. ANTA
Gs. 2,1 mm. 17,5
Cohen 56, RIC 72
Maxentius
DIOCLET-2.jpg
37 viewsDIOCLETIANVS - AE Follis - Mint of Carthago -298/303 AD.
Obv.: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right
Rev.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthago standing left, holding fruits in both hands, A in ex.
Gs. 7,7 mm. 27,9
Cohen 438, RIC 31a
Maxentius
VALERIANO-1.jpg
41 viewsVALERIAN I - AR Antoninianus - Lugdunum mint - 258/259 AD.
Obv.: VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.:ORIENS AVGG, Sol advancing left, raising right hand & holding whip.
Gs. 4 mm. 22,3
RIC 12
1 commentsMaxentius
MAXIMIN2-1.jpg
57 viewsMAXIMINVS II - Follis - Mint of Carthago - 305-306 AD.
Obv.:GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
Rev.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthage standing left holding fruits in both hands, I in left field, Δ in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm 29,4
RIC VI 40b, Cohen 150.
2 commentsMaxentius
DenPPorcioLaeca.jpg
22 viewsDenarius -110-109 BC. - Rome mint
P. PORCIVS LAECA - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; P LĆCA behind; ROMA above; X under the chin
Rev.: Roman soldier standing left, placing his hand on head of a citizen, lictor standing behind; PROVOCO in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,68x16,90
Crawf. 301/1, Sear RCV 178
It refers to Lex Porcia de provocatione, by which a citizen could appeal against military sentences


Maxentius
DenSerratoLPapio.jpg
24 viewsDenarius Serratus - 79 BC - Rome mint
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, symbol behind (amphora with two handles and string)
Rev.:Gryphon dancing right, symbol below (ampulla), L PAPI in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,28x19,64
Crawf. 384/1, Sear RCV 311, Grueber 2977

1 commentsMaxentius
CRISPUS-1.jpg
46 viewsCrispus - AE3 - 318 AD - Londinium mint
Obv. CRISPVS NOB CAES. Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left with orb and raising right hand, crescent to left, PLN in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 19,1
Cohen 136, RIC 144
1 commentsMaxentius
Hera_1_.jpg
11 viewsAE 3, 16mm/2.95gm, fully silvered, struck c. 318 AD

Obv/ DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laur. and dr. bust r., holding in globe and sceptre in l. hand and mappa in r. hand.
Rev/ PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Campgate, three towers, lamda in r. field.; SMH gamma in exergue.
Ref/ RIC VOL VII, 49
Mayadigger
MAXIMIAN-5.jpg
74 viewsMAXIMIAN AE3 (Half-follis). 317-318 AD- Posthumous issue struck under Constantine I. - Mint of Siscia
Obv.: DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP, laureate veiled bust right
Rev.: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM, Emperor seated left on curule chair, raising hand & holding scepter, SIS in ex.
Gs. 1,7 mm. 17,1
RIC 41 (R3), Cohen 495

1 commentsMaxentius
VA10267LG.jpg
171 viewsCONSTANTINE II, as Caesar. 317-337 AD. Ć Follis (22mm - 3.19 g). Trier mint. Struck 321 AD.
obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding Victory on a globe in right hand, mappa in left
rev: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; PTR. RIC VII 312. EF, attractive brown patina.

ex VAuctions Sale : 213 Lot: 101, seller's picture
7 commentsareich
coin629.jpg
20 viewsAradus, Phoenicia. AE 22. Tyche/Poseidon. An AE 11
of Aradus, Phoenicia, struck during 132/131 BC.
BMC Phoenicia 302. Obv. Bust of Tyche right wearing
turreted crown.. Rev. Poseidon, nude to waist, seated
left on prow of galley left, holding wreath in extended
right hand, left on trident; as figure-head, Athena left;
below, Phoenician date (128) and letter. Coin #629
cars100
coin158.jpg
19 views11180. Bronze prutah, Hendin 661, Jerusalem mint,
year 2, 67-68 A.D.; obverse amphora with broad rim
and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew) around; reverse
vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in
Hebrew) around. Coin #158
cars100
coin150.jpg
37 viewsAntioch RIC VIII 37 Constantine the Great AE3.
DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, veiled head right /
No legend, emperor veiled to right in quadriga, the
hand of God reaches down to him, star in top centre.
Mintmark: SMANH. Coin #150
cars100
00170-Macrinus.JPG
125 viewsMacrinus Denarius
20 mm 3.05 gm
O: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
Bust draped and cuirassed right.
R: FIDES MILITVM PRINC IVVENTVTI
Fides standing front, head right, right foot on helmet, holding standard in each hand.
2 commentsJohn Campbell
faustina-sr_AE-As_11_0gr_obv_02.jpg
33 viewsAntoninus Pius
Empress Faustina Sr.(138-141 AD)
Wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD)

Bronze Dupondius or As, Most Likely an As.
Rome Mint

obv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right
rev: AETERNITAS - Aeternitas seated left on starry globe, right hand outstretched, left hand holding sceptre. SC in exergue.

11.0 Grams
rexesq
Diva_Faustina_Senior_new.jpg
107 viewsDiva Faustina Senior, AD 141, AR Denarius (3.42g). Rome after AD 147.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Reverse: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 12, Lot 123
3 commentspaul1888
L__Valerius_108_107_BC_AR_denarius_new.jpg
55 viewsL. Valerius Flaccus 108-107 BC AR denarius (3.51 grams), Obverse: Winged, draped bust of Victory right, mark of value XVI in monogram before
Reverse: L VALERI FLACCI, helmeted, nude Mars walking left, holding spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder, flamen's cap before, grain ear behind.
Ex: Freeman and Sear purchased May 12, 2005
1 commentspaul1888
Philip_I_Pax1.jpg
45 viewsROMAN EMPIRE: Philip I (AD 244-249). AR antoninianus (4.70 gm). Rome, AD 244-247. IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right / PAX AETERN, Pax walking left, holding branch raised in right hand, transverse scepter cradled in left arm. RIC 41. RSC 102.
Ex. Freeman and Sear; Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ex CNG store (Stock # 251092)
1 commentspaul1888
severus_alexander_virtus.jpg
97 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
3 commentspaul1888
faustina-sr_AE-As_11_0gr_obv_08_rev_09_93%.JPG
32 viewsEmpress Faustina Sr.(138-141 AD)
Wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD)

Bronze Dupondius or As, Most Likely an As.
Rome Mint

obv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right
rev: AETERNITAS - Aeternitas seated left on starry globe, right hand outstretched, left hand holding sceptre. SC in exergue.

11.0 Grams
1 commentsrexesq
Hadrianus~2.jpg
56 viewsObv.IMP CAESAR TRAJAN HADRIANVS AVG Laur bust of hadrian.r, with light drapery on far shoulder. Rev VOT PUB(in field) PM T RP COS III. Pietas,stg,r,both hands raised.RIC 141 (rome ad 119) weight 3,25gr1 commentsspikbjorn
Copy_of_severus-alexander_ae-sestertius_quadriga_cut-01.JPG
28 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ancient Rome
Emperor Severus Alexander(222 - 232 AD) AE (Bronze) Sestertius
Struck at the Rome Mint in AD 229 - 230.

obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

rev: P M TR P VIII COS III P P - Emperor riding in quadriga right holding eagle tipped sceptre in one hand and holding the reigns in the other.
'SC' below, in exergue.

Weight: 21 Grams
Size: 32 - 33 mm

References: Cohen 377, RIC 495
5 commentsrexesq
Copy_of_severus-alexander_ae-sestertius_quadriga_02.jpg
16 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ancient Rome
Emperor Severus Alexander(222 - 232 AD) AE (Bronze) Sestertius
Struck at the Rome Mint in AD 229 - 230.

obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

rev: P M TR P VIII COS III P P - Emperor riding in quadriga right holding eagle tipped sceptre in one hand and holding the reigns in the other.
'SC' below, in exergue.

Weight: 21 Grams
Size: 32 mm - 33 mm

References: Cohen 377, RIC 495
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~*~I will most likely be taking this coin out of it's plastic prison soon. I will post more pics after doing so.~*~
rexesq
DSC08136_sev-alex_sest_quadriga.JPG
8 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ancient Rome
Emperor Severus Alexander(222 - 232 AD) AE (Bronze) Sestertius
Struck at the Rome Mint in AD 229 - 230.

obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

rev: P M TR P VIII COS III P P - Emperor riding in quadriga right holding eagle tipped sceptre in one hand and holding the reigns in the other.
'SC' below, in exergue.

Weight: 21 Grams
Size: 32 mm - 33 mm
rexesq
DSC08134_sev-alex_sest_quadriga.JPG
12 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ancient Rome
Emperor Severus Alexander(222 - 232 AD) AE (Bronze) Sestertius
Struck at the Rome Mint in AD 229 - 230.

obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

rev: P M TR P VIII COS III P P - Emperor riding in quadriga right holding eagle tipped sceptre in one hand and holding the reigns in the other.
'SC' below, in exergue.

Weight: 21 Grams
Size: 32 mm - 33 mm
rexesq
DSC08131_sev-alex_sest_quadriga.JPG
13 viewsSeverus Alexander
Ancient Rome
Emperor Severus Alexander(222 - 232 AD) AE (Bronze) Sestertius
Struck at the Rome Mint in AD 229 - 230.

obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

rev: P M TR P VIII COS III P P - Emperor riding in quadriga right holding eagle tipped sceptre in one hand and holding the reigns in the other.
'SC' below, in exergue.

Weight: 21 Grams
Size: 32 mm - 33 mm
rexesq
carinus_emmett_4001.JPG
45 viewsCarinus
Alexandrian tetradrachm
A K M A KAPINOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Athena seated left on throne, with Nike on right hand and spear in left hand, shield beneath, LB across (year 2) 282-283AD
Emmett 4001, rated R3
1 commentstjaart
Domitian_Minerva_spear_left.jpg
104 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (20mm - 3.35 g). Rome mint. Struck 88-9 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right / IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip. RIC II 662 (R2); BMCRE pg. 330, note; RSC 244a. Very Rare.

Ex: Gemini Auction IX, January 8, 2012, lot 402; Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection
5 commentspaul1888
Belgien_Medaille_1909_Erinnerung_Eröffnung_Klinik_Krankenkasse.jpg
11 viewsBelgien

Medaille 1909 (Bronze)

auf die Eröffnung der Klinik am 14.6.1909, finanziert durch die Gemeinschaftskasse von Industrie und Handel

Gewicht: 19,1g

Durchmesser: 34mm

Erhaltung: zaponiert, min.Rdf., vorzüglich _1298
Antonivs Protti
gordian_III_ric_IVc_213.jpg
23 viewsGORDIAN III
Antoninianus 242-244 A.D.
21.8mm, 3.9 grams

OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
REV: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left,raising right hand and holding globe
RIC-IVc-213
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antoninus_pius_ric_II_914.jpg
17 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Sestertius 152-153 AD
32.4mm, 23.3 grams

OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right
REV: INDVLGENTIA AVG COS IIII, Indulgentia seated left, extending hand & holding Scepter.
SC below.
RIC- III – 914
ziggy9
faustina_I_ric_III_1161.jpg
21 viewsFAUSTINA I
AE As
26.5mm, 14.2 grams

OBV: DIVA FAVSTINA, Faustina head right.
REV: AETERNITAS, Pietas standing left by alter, raising right hand and holding box of incense.
S-C in field
RIC- III- 1161
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antoninus_pius_ric_II_916a.jpg
35 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Sestertius. 153-154 AD
33.2mm, 22 grams

OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PI VS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right.
REV: LIBERTAS COS III, Libertas standing right, holding pileus and extending right hand.
S-C across field.
RI- III-916a
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severus_alexander_ric_IVb_500.jpg
23 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
Sestertius 230 A.D.
31.1 mm, 24.5 grams

OBV: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate bust right.
REV: P M TR P VIIII COS III P P, Sol radiate standing front, head left, raising right hand and holding whip. S-C in field
RIC-IVb-500
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severus_alexander_ric_IVb_409.jpg
29 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
AE As 233 A.D.
26.1 mm, 11.9 grams
OBV: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
REV: PONTIF M TR P II COS P P, Securitas seated left, by lighted alter, holding scepter and supporting her head on left hand.
S-C under.
RIC- IVb- 409
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ANTLEGXV.jpg
73 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right, mast with banners at prow

LEG XV
legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint

32-31BC

Patrae mint

3.16g


32-31BC

The XV is there, much easier to see in hand.

Founded by Julius Caesar in 54 BC
Known also as the XV Apollinaris meaning "belonging to the god Apollo"
Jay GT4
Faustina.jpg
51 viewsDiva Faustina Senior, AD 141, AR Denarius (3.42g). Rome after AD 147.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Reverse: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 12, Lot 123
1 commentspaul1888
Otacil_Sev.jpg
43 viewsOtacilia Severa, AR Antoninianus, 246-248, Rome
Obverse: MARCIA OTACIL-SEVERA AVG
Diademed, draped bust right on crescent, hair weaved in straight lines and rows with long plait carried up the back of head
Reverese: PVDICITIA AVG
Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, drawing veil with right hand, transverse scepter in left
RIC IV, Part III, 123c
Ex: Colosseum Coin Exchange Auction #6 Tuesday May 12, 2009
1 commentspaul1888
Elis_Olympia_drachm.jpg
26 viewsELIS, Olympia. AR Drachm (4.63g), c. 245-210 BC.

Eagle flying with hare in talons / Thunderbolt, F A in field. BCD 250. good Very Fine, old toning.

Ex: Dr. Paul Rynearson, with his handwritten tag.
Collecting Ancient Greek Coins (Paul Rynearson) 16d (this coin pictured).
paul1888
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13 viewsMassachusetts Treasury Loan Certificate Ł15 June 1, 1780 MA-8
This certificate is listed as MA-8 in Anderson's The Price of Liberty. It bears the Sword in Hand vignette encircled by a rattlesnake. Anderson rates this piece as a low R7, indicating only 7 to 12 examples are known.
1 commentsSpongeBob
Denarius_111-110.jpg
15 viewsDenarius
Appius Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius Mancinus & Q Urbinus
Mint: Rome
111-110 BCE

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, mark (circle within a triangle); border of dots
Reverse: Victory in triga right, holding reins in both hands, one horse looking back; AP CL T MAL Q VR in exergue; border of dots

Crawford (RRC) 299/1a
Sydenham 570
RSC I Mallia 1
SRCV I 176
Shea B
Constantine_Sol.jpg
67 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SOLI INV-IC-TO COMITI
Sol standing left, raising right hand, holding globe in left; Star to left; PLN in exergue.

3.61g

London Mint, 312-313 AD
RIC 282.

Ex-Calgary Coin
2 commentsJay GT4
Trajan_Denarius.jpg
32 viewsTrajan. 98-117AD. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 2.97g). Rome mint. Struck January 101 AD to December 102 AD. IMP CAESAR NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right. / P M TR P · COS · IIII P P, Hercules standing facing on low base, holding club in right hand and lion skin over left arm. RIC II, pg 247, #49. Good VF, attractive blue iridescent toning toning around the devices. NICE EYE APPEAL !!

Ex. Auktion Numismatica Wendt KG, Wien 12 (1976), 256; Ex. Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE) 13, #642. Oct. 9, 2003.
1 commentspaul1888
30599.jpg
33 viewsanonymous (attributed to Alexius I). Ca. 1081-1118. AE follis (25.96 mm, 5.26 g, 12 h). anonymous class J. Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ, cross behind his head with 5 pellets in each limb; wearing pallium and colobium; raising hand and holding book of Gospels; / IC - C / XC / Crosss with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets. SBCV 1900. Overstruck on a class I anonymous follis SBCV 1889 1 commentsQuant.Geek
Severus_Alexander_sestertius.jpg
49 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 AD. Sestertius (AE; 29mm; 24.53g; 12h) AD 231-235 IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. PROV[ID]ENTIA AVG / S – C Providentia draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand corn-ears over modius filled with corn-ears and, in left, cornucopiae. Almost extremely fine. Nice brown patina. Heavy and round flan. Well centered.
BMCRE VI p. 201, 881; C. 503; RIC IV, II p. 121, 642.
Ex Münchner Münzhandlung K. Kress 122, Munich 30 May 1962,1292.
2 commentspaul1888
combined.jpg
65 viewsAn 8 tray cabinet with 15 inch wide trays capable of holding items up to 1/2" thick. Built for a collector to house a collection of medals, he also requested brass carrying handles.


CabinetsByCraig.net
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Roman_Lamp.jpg
32 viewsRoman Lug-Handled Lamp
ca. 5th to 6th Century BC. Provenance: Purchased by Dr. Arthur F. Bissell in Rome in 1872 gifted to Toledo Museum of Art in 1912 Accession no. 1912.1258. H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm).
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8 viewsivus Augustus (died AD 14). Orichalcum dupondius (30mm, 15.45 gm, 6h). Rome, under Claudius, AD 42-50. DIVVS AVGVSTVS, radiate head of the deified Augustus left between S – C /A, Livia seated to left holding grain ears in right hand and long torch wrapped in left arm. RIC (Claudius) 101 (R2). BMCRE (Claudius) 224. Cohen 93. Rare! Boldly struck on a large, heavy flan, from dies of exceptional style. Fantastic portrait and natural chocolate brown patina. Choice Extremely Fine. From The Lexington Collection. Ex UBS 78 (Basel, 9 September 2008), lot 1377. One of the first acts of Claudius, after his accession as emperor, was to propose that the late Livia, wife of Augustus, be deified. The Senate granted this honor in AD AD 42, 13 years after her death, and the appropriate celebrations were made. This attractive coin could be viewed as commemorating the event, depicting the long-deified Augustus along new, with his newly elevated wife. The work of cutting the dies was obviously considered important enough to be given to a master engraver, as both the portrait of Augustus and the graceful image of Livia are of outstanding quality.1 commentsRonald
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13 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor standing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed? scepter.; left hand holds sheathed sword, point downward; illegible legend to left.
Dim: 17mm, 1.1g
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24 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
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48 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.82 g, 7h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; star of eight rays to left / Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching with wand held in right hand globe set on base. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22.

From the Fay Beth Wedig Collection.
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Annie Galeria Faustina II 20 viewsObverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right hair in bun.
Reverse: Juno seated left holding patera in the right hand and a traverse rod in the left.
26.5 mm., 11.1 g.
Sold 5-2018
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Divus Constantine I Posthumous commemorative 27 viewsConstantine I AE 4 “Chariot to God” Constantine “The Great” 306-337 CE.
Obverse: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, veiled head right.
Reverse: no legend, Constantine in quadriga right, the hand of God, upper center, grasps the chariot.
SMKA in ex. Cyzicus mint RIC VIII 19
13.4 mm, 1.0 g
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Honorius AE3, 395-401 AD. 28 viewsObverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and
resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him, crowns him with
a wreath held in her right hand.
SMKB in ex. Cyzicus mint. RIC X 68
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2 Augustus33 viewsAugustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. From the Joseph Donzanti Collection.
Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius (18.40 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Caius and lucius caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on right a lituus left. RIC 207; RSC 43; Lyon 82. aEF, area of minor flat strike.

From the Joseph Donzanti Collection. Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/17
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2.75 Agrippa56 viewsAGRIPPA
Ć 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
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2952 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONSERVAT AVG"
Sol standing left, hand raised and holding globe
London mint
B/E//MLXXI
RIC 29
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5 Claudius48 viewsClaudius. A.D. 41-54.
Ć as (29 mm, 12.16 g, 6 h). Rome, ca. A.D. 50(?)-54.

TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head of Claudius left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left hand.
RIC 113; BMCRE 204; Cohen -.
Unusual red, green and red-brown patina. Light porosity and chipping on obverse edge. Very fine.
Ex-Triskeles Auction, June 2013
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5 Claudius Quadrans10 viewsCLAUDIUS
AE Quadrans

O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand holding pair of scales above PNR

R: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S C.

RIC 85, sear5 #1864. aVF with encrustations
RI0027
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8 Otho Denarius52 viewsOTHO
AR Denarius
Jan. 15-March 8, 69 A.D.
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head r. / SEC – VRI – TAS P R Securitas standing l., holding wreath in r. hand and sceptre in l.
RIC 8
Ex Coliseum Coins
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9 Vitellius As, 69 AD22 viewsVITELLIUS
Ć As.
Tarraco mint

O: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head left

R: FIDES EXERCITVVM, clasped hands.

RIC 42, Sear5 #2217, Cohen 34.
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Claudius II Gothicus, RIC 110 Rome25 views
September 268 - August or September 270 CE
antoninianus, RIC V 110, Rome mint, 3.2g, 20.1mm,
Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTUS AUGUSTI, Virtus helmeted and wearing military gear stands left, waving a branch of laurel in right hand and holding a spear in the left hand, at his feet to the left is his shield. Episilon in right field.
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Constantine II, RIC VII Rome 33628 viewsConstantine II, AE follis, 18mm, 2.3 g. Rome.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing, heads facing each other with two standards between them and each holds a spear and hand resting on a shield.
Mintmark RBS, Rome. 337-340 CE issue
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Constantius I Chloris, RIC 169a, Siscia, 305-306 CE21 viewsConstantius I Chloris as Augustus, Ľ follis
Obverse: CONSTANTIVS AVG, laureate bust right.
Reverse: GENIO POP VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, nude with chlamys over shoulder and modius on head, patera in right hand and cornucopia in left hand.
Mintmark SIS Siscia mint RIC VI 169a.
18.9 mm., 1.8 g.
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Constantius II, RIC 91E siscia18 viewsConstantius II AE 3
Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS PF AVG, rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears in one hand and resting the other hand on shield with one standard between them.
episilon SIS crescent, Siscia mint, 16.75 mm., 1.9 g.
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Hadrian, RIC II 759, Rome, 117-138 CE19 viewsOrichaicum Sestertius
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
Reverse: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Rome mint 31 mm., 24.7 g.
sold 1-2018
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Herennius Etruscus, Viminacium, 250-251 CE.14 viewsHerennius Etruacus as Caesar.
Obverse: Q H ETR MES DEC CAES, laureate and cuirassed head right.
Reverse: P M S C OL VIM, Moesia standing with hands over bull and lion.
ANXII in ex. Year 12
24.5 mm., 9.5 g.
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Honorius RIC 68 Cyzicus25 viewsHonorius bronze AE4
Obverse: D N HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.
SMKB in ex. Cyzicus mint,14.9 mm, 2.0 g.
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Procopius AE3, 365 CE.26 viewsObverse: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: REPARATIO FEL TEMP, Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and resting left hand on shield. Chi-ro at top right.
Uncertain mint, 17.2 mm, 2.4 g.
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Trebonianus Gallus, Viminacium AE2427 viewsMoesia Superior, Viminacium, Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 CE.
Obverse: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: PMS COL VIM, city goddess standing left hands over bull and lion.
AN XIII in ex. Year 13=252 CE., 24 mm., 8.6 g.
AMNG 165
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Valens RIC IX 23b type xxi(b) Rome 20 viewsObverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor advancing right dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
Mintmark: R dot QVARTA
RIC IX Rome 23b, type xii (b) 16.7 mm., 2.0 g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error - obv16 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 45442 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICT, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
References:– BMCRE W431 note. RIC 454 (citing Cohen, rated Scarce). RSC 247 (Citing Copenhagen).

The Copenhagen coin would appear to be the source of all these references.
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1 Diocletian31 viewsDiocletian. A.D. 284-305. Ć follis (29.4 mm, 10.61 g, 6 h). Carthage, A.D. 299-303. IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right / SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthage standing left, holding fruit in both hands; A in exergue. RIC 31a. VF, silvered.
Ex Agora Auctions #1 - Nov 2013
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1 Diocletian Pre-Reform Radiate39 viewsDiocletian
AE Antoninianus, 293-295, Antioch, Officina 9
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MIL_ITVM, Emperor standing right, short scepter in left hand, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left, ED in lower middle field, XXI in exergue
RIC V, Part II, 322
Ex Max Mehl Coins
Ex Andreas Reich

Thanks to FORVM members stinats and Genio Popvli Romani for helping to attribute this coin!
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1 Gordian III15 viewsGordian III
AR Antonianus, Rome Mint
238-239 AD

O: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing front, with head left, thunderbolt in right hand, over Emperor standing left

RIC IV-3 2; Sear (5) 8614
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1 Gordian III10 viewsGordian III
AR Antonianus, Rome Mint
238-239 AD

O: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing front, with head left, thunderbolt in right hand, over Emperor standing left

RIC IV-3 2; Sear (5) 8614
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1 Gordian III18 viewsGordian III
AE 31mm of Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia

O: Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right [c/m: annulet within D]

R: Athena Alcidemus advancing right, attacking anguipede Giant, raising hands in defense.

C/m: Howgego 670.

SNG Levante 763
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1 Gordian III28 viewsGordian III
AE24, Dupondius, Viminacium

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

R: PMS C-O-L VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side. AN III in exergue.

AMNG 82, Martin 1'29'1.
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1 Septimius Severus17 viewsSeptimius Severus
BI Denarius. 199 AD

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory flying left, holding wreath with both hands over shield set on rock to left.

RSC 719, RIC 144b, Sear 6381

Ex Ancient Treasures. From an ancient forgers' lot authenticated by David Sear
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10 Vespasian Denarius, 69-70 Judea Capta42 viewsVespasian. A.D. 69-79. AR denarius (17.1 mm, 2.86 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 69-70. Ex-Hebrew College Museum. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IVDAEA, captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind. RIC 2; BMCRE 35; RSC 226. Fine, toned.
Ex-Hebrew College Museum.
Ex Agora Auctions #1 - Nov 2013
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110 irregular43 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, small globe in hand
Rev: "PAX AVG"
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Irregular mint
F/O//-
RIC - (cf 110)
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14 Trajan 16 viewsTRAJAN
AE As
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate bust right / TR POT COS II S-C, Pietas standing left by lighted altar, right hand raised.
Cohen 613, RIC 392
sear5 #3240
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15 Hadrian25 viewsHadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 119.
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius (35.51 mm, 26.94 g, 7 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIA-NVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate, bare-chested "heroic" bust right, drapery on left shoulder / PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM S - C, Hadrian, togate, standing facing, head left, right hand receiving scepter borne by eagle descending from sky on left and scroll (?) in left hand. RIC 589; BMC 1203. good VF/VF, fantastic sensitive portrait on heroic bust, green patina with spots of red, particularly on reverse. Ex Agora Auctions 5/9/2017
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17 Antoninus Pius AE22 of N&I15 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
AE22 Nicopolis ad Istrum
Bare head r, AV T AI ADRIA ANTONEINOS / Artemis alone, moving slightly and facing r., pulling arrow from quiver with her r. and holding bow in her l. hand, NEIKOPO LEITON. No magistrate's name.
Pick AMNG I, 1, no. 1222; HrHJ (2012) 8.6.13.3
Thanks to FORVM Members slokind and Jochen for their help attributing this coin
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18275 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVGGG"
Mars stg right, leaning on shield, spear in hand
London mint
S/P//MLXXI
RIC 182
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19 Lucius Verus13 viewsLucius Verus
AE As, 161 AD
IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTOR TR P COS II S-C, Verus and Marcus Aurelius clasping hands
RIC 1290, Sear5 #5408; aFine
One of my first "big" roman coins. Not pretty, but it was exciting to get and to attribute. I didn't even know who Lucius Verus was before I got the coin!
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2 Philip I21 viewsPhilip I Ć28 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing holding her hands over bull and lion, AN VII in ex.

Moushmov 36
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2 Philip I10 viewsPhilip I
AR Antoninianus. Antioch mint, 244 AD.

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear & leaning hand on shield.

RIC 71, RSC 243.
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2 Philip I19 viewsPhilip I Ć28 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing holding her hands over bull and lion, AN VII in ex.

Moushmov 36
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2 Trajan Sestertius15 viewsTRAJAN
AE Sestertius. 103-111 AD.

O: laureate head right

R: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Trajan riding right spearing Dacian enemy before horse.

Cohen 503, RIC 534, sear5 #3204

VG - Lots of wear....handled by many, many hands
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209cf32 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “CONCOR MIL”
Clasped hands
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC - (cf 209-10)
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21 Pertinax Denarius33 viewsPERTINAX
AR denarius, Rome
January 1–March 28, 193 AD

O: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head of Pertinax right

R: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing l., raising r. hand toward star.
BMCRE 13. RIC 11(a). RSC 43. Very fine

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica
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21038 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCOR MILIT"
Clasped hands
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC 210
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23 Pescennius Niger Denarius32 viewsPESCENNIUS NIGER
AR Denarius (3.2g), Antioch Mint
April to 1 June 193 - May 194 A.D.

O: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right

R: VIC-TO-RIAE AVG, winged Victory standing Ll., nude to the waist, wreath in right. hand, left hand on hip holding skirt

RSC III 75h, RIC IV 87d var

Ex Lucernae (VCoins)

Coin discussed and authenticated on FORVM discussion board, 12/12/12
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24 Septimius Severus20 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right / ADVENTI FELICISSIMO, Severus on horseback right raising hand.

RSC 6, RIC 74, Sear 6256
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24 Septimius Severus14 viewsSeptimius Severus
AR Denarius. 199 AD

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory flying left, holding wreath with both hands over shield set on rock to left.

RIC 144b, Sear 6381, RSC 719.
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24 Septimius Severus13 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius, Rome mint. Struck 209 AD, 3.1g

SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Neptune standing l., r. foot on rock, r. elbow on knee, holding trident in l. hand. RIC IV 228; BMCRE 3; RSC 529.

Ex-Ancient Coin Society “3 Caesars” folder coin VF
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24.5 Julia Domna13 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius. (3.2g), 216 AD

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left.

RIC 388c [Caracalla], RSC 212, BMC 23B; VF
Ex. Ancient Roman Coins, Fort Collins, CO
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26 Geta?21 viewsNever nailed this one down. It was discussed here:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=70693.msg443086#msg443086

From FORVM member Pscipio:
"Probably Geta as Caesar rather than Caracalla, cf. SNG Aulock 7165 for what looks like an obverse die match (different reverse type). Note that a similar left facing portrait also exists for Caracalla, but laureate, thus as Augustus: SNG Aulock 7162, which is clearly from the same hand and therefore probably belongs to the same emission.

The countermark appears to be Howgego 68."
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29 Elagabalus 28 viewsELAGABALUS
Denarius, 2.8 g, 219 AD

IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust r. / FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle in r. hand and standard in l. hand, 2nd standard before

RIC 68, RSC 30a aEF
Ex-Artifact Man (vCoins)
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29 Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.27 viewsSilver denarius, BMCRE V 234, RIC IV 161, RSC III 300a, EF, 2.693g, 19.8mm, 180o, Rome mint, 220 - 222 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left holding diadem in both hands, at each side a small shield, star right

Purchased from FORVM
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29.5 Julia Maesa13 viewsJulia Maesa
Denarius (Limes?) 218-222 AD

IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right / PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, raising both hands up, lighted altar to left.

RIC 266; Sear 7755
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29.6 Aquilia Severa - Wife of Elagabalus28 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Aquilia Severa. Augusta, AD 220-221 & 221-222. Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.63 g, 11h). Dated RY 4 of Elagabalus (AD 220/1). Draped bust right / Homonoia standing left, right hand raised, holding double cornucopia with left; L Δ (date) to left. Köln 2369; Dattari (Savio) 4178; K&G 58.3. Near VF, dark brown patina, light porosity.

Ex CNG eAuction 318
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3 Aurelian27 viewsAURELIAN
AE Antoninianus, Rome Mint, Late 274 A.D.
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed / ORIENS AVG, Sol stg. facing, head l., with r. hand raised and holding globe in l. hand; at feet, on each side, a bound and std. captive, both head turned back; the captive on the l. is in oriental dress, the captive on the r. is bearded and in Gallic costume. ∈XXIR in emerge.
RIC temp 1795: http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1795
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3 Aurelian30 viewsAURELIAN
AE Antoninianus, Siscia Mint
SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN?
IMP CAES L DOM AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right (with huge nose) / ANNONA AVG, Annona stg. l., holding corn-ears in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., prow of ship., P in r. field.
RIC temp #1927

Attributed with help from FORVM member Mauseus, who pointed to the following website, which indicates that this may be the second specimen known of this coin: http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1927

UPDATE: According to S. Estiot & J. Mairat of ric.mom.fr: "It is indeed the second specimen known of RIC temp 1927, and your coin is from the same pair of dies as the coin in Zagreb (Komin hoards)."
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3 Constantius I (Posthumous)28 viewsCONSTANTIUS I
Half Follis, Siscia Mint
By Constantine I, 317-318 AD

DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO PRINCIPI, Veiled laureate bust r. / REQVIES OPTIMOR-VM MERITORVM, Constantius seated, raising right hand and holding scepter, SIS in ex.

Siscia RIC VII Siscia 42 (R3); F/VF
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31 Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D.36 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 43, Cohen 10, VF, 23.158g, 32.3mm, 30o, Rome mint, 235 A.D.; obverse IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FIDES MILITVM S C, Fides standing half-left, military standard in each hand; well centered, nice patina, flan crack, typical squared flan

Purchased from FORVM
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34 Balbinus30 viewsBALBINUS
Ruled April 22 – July 29 238
AR antoninianus, Rome Mint. (22mm, 5.01 gm, 7h).
IMP CAES CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, clasped hands.
RIC 10. RSC 3.
Lightly toned. Some deposits. Minor die break on obverse. Large flan. Good Very Fine.
From collection of Dale Sigler, Tarzana,CA
Ex. Heritage Auctions
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35 Pupienus Denarius30 viewsPUPIENUS
AR Antoninanus. 238 AD

O: IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: CARITAS MVTVA AVGG, clasped hands.

RSC 3, RIC 10b, Sear 8520

Ex Artifact Man Ancient Coins (vCoins)
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4 Tacitus12 viewsTACITUS
AR Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate head right / FIDES MILITVM Fides standing, head right, holding standard in each hand, XXIS in ex.
RIC 87 (radiate head). F/aVF
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4.5 Hostilian19 viewsHostillian, as Caesar
AE27 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior
251 AD

O: C VAL HOST M QUINTVS CAE, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, hands outstretched over a bull and a lion at her sides. AN XII in ex.

Viminacium
Moushmov 54
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4.75 Volusian17 viewsVolusian AE 25mm of Viminacium. IMP C VOLVSIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery / P M S COL VIM, draped female figure of Moesia standing facing, hands outstretched over bull and lion; AN XII in ex

Moushmov 60
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4110 viewsClaudius 41-54 AD
Tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Year 6
Rev: Messalina, 3rd wife of Claudius, holding two small children (Claudia Octavia and Britannicus) in outstretched hand
RPC I 5164
mauseus
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45bis25 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
SOLI I[NV]ICTO
Sol standing left, hand raised and holding globe, between two captives
London mint
-/-//ML
RIC - ; Burnett -; Hunter - ; ANS -
mauseus
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4996A EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Harpocrates standing28 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4996A; Emmett 850.2; Dattari 1375

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/4996A/

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΝΟС (sic) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head right; drapery on left shoulder

Rev. LB
Harpocrates standing facing, raising hand to mouth and holding cornucopia, leaning on column.

13.60 gr
23 mm
12h
okidoki
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6 Probus33 viewsPROBUS
AE Antoninianus, Siscia Mint
IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter / SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, holding whip, right hand raised, XXIV below
RIC V-2 Siscia 767; F/VF, encrustations.
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6 Probus15 viewsPROBUS
AE Antoninianus, Rome Mint
IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right / ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left holding sceptre, right hand raised, captive at foot, R crescent A in ex.
RIC V-2 Rome 157; VF
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6 Probus51 viewsProbus.
276-282 AD
Ć antoninianus (21.9 mm, 3.84 g, 6 h), Cyzicus Mint, 281 AD
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter / SOLI INVICTO, Sol driving facing quadriga, head left, holding whip and raising hand; CM//XXIQ in exergue. RIC 911. gVF.
Ex Agora Auctions
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6 Valerian I19 viewsVALERIAN I
BI Antoninianus

O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right

R: ORIENS AVGG, Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip.

RIC 106, Cohen 140; Sear5 9950

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6.1 Mariniana 20 viewsDIVA MARINIANA
AR Antoninianus
DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled & draped bust right on crescent / CONSECRATIO, peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & sceptre.
RIC 6; RSC 16.
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6.5 Valerian II24 viewsVALERIAN II
BI Antoninianus, 256 - 8 A.D.
Antioch or Samosata mint

O: VALERIANVS NOBIL CAES, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust r.

R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Valerian, shield on ground and spear in left hand, crowning trophy of arms with r. hand

RIC V 49, RSC IV 67

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603cf43 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv " IMP CARAVSIVS P AV"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCOR MI"
Clasped hands
London Mint?
-/-//RSR
RIC - (cf 603)
mauseus
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604cf45 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS P AV"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCORD MILIT"
Clasped Hands
London mint?
-/-//RSR
RIC - (cf 604)
mauseus
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605cf45 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "(IMP CARAVSIVS P)F AV"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "EXPECTATE VENI"
Britannia and Carausius clasping hands
London mint?
[RSR]?
RIC - (cf 605)
mauseus
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634cf45 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS IVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCORD MILIT"
Emperor clasping hands with Concordia
Rotomagus mint
RIC - (cf 634); Beaujard & Huvelin -
mauseus
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65 Constantine I, Sarmatia Devicta29 viewsCONSTANTINE I
AE Follis, Trier c. 323-324 AD

O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: SARMATIA-DEVICTA, Victory advancing r., holding trophy on r. arm, branch in l. hand, captive on ground r., head turned back. PTR Crescent in ex.

RIC VII Trier 435; Sear 3880. EF

Weight: 3.6g

Diameter: 20mm
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684cf32 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS IVG" (sic)
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "TVTELA AVG"
Tutela stg left with hand over altar (no patera) and cornucopia
Rotomagus mint
RIC - (cf 684); Beaujard & Huvelin 75
mauseus
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7 Carus16 viewsCARUS
AE Antoninianus, Rome Mint, 282-283 AD
IMP CM AVR CARVS PF AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust r. / AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol walking left, holding whip, right hand raised, AKA in ex.
RIC V-2, 35
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7 Gallienus14 viewsAE Antoninianus

IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGG, Mars standing left, leaning on shield at feet left, holding spear in left hand

RIC 181(j), Göbl 38
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7 Gallienus16 viewsGALLIENUS
AE Antoninianus, Milan Mint

O: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate bare bust right with wavy base, slight traces of drapery

R: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing l., holding whip, right hand raised, P in ex
Göbl 1211c Milan (S)
RIC 494 var (bust type)

VF, flat spot on reverse
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7 Gallienus9 viewsGALLIENUS
AE Antoninianus

O: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right

R: AETERNITAS AVG, Radiate Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe raised in left. Γ in left field.

Göbl 577a
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7 Gallienus18 viewsGallienus
AE Antoninianus

O: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right

R: PAX PVBLICA , Pax seated left, raising branch in right hand and holding scepter in left. V in exergue.

Göbl 553g
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7 Gallienus13 viewsGALLIENVS
AE Antoninianus

GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right / AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left. VI in right field.

Ric 553, Göbl 500
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7 Gallienus21 viewsGALLIENUS
AE Antoninianus, "Zoo Issue" - Centaur

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


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7 Maxentius53 viewsMAXENTIUS
AE Follis (24-27 mm, 5.96 g)
Aquileia Mint, late Summer 307.

O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.

R: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated l. on shield in tetrastyle temple, r. handing globe to Maxentius (in military dress, stading r.), l. hand holding sceptre; seated captive between;

Victories as acroteria; she-wolf and twins in pediment; AQP in ex.

RIC VI Aquileia 113.

Dark patina. Extremely fine.

Ex Auctiones GmbH
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7 Maxentius41 viewsMAXENTIUS
AE Follis, Rome Mint, 306-308AD
(27mm, 6.9g)

IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Lareate head right / CONSERV-VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, right hand holding globe, left a sceptre, shield at left side; Victories as acroteria; wreath in pediment. RQ in exergue, H in left field.

RIC VI 202a (4th worksop), RCV 3779, Van Meter 018 EF
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7 Maxentius19 viewsMaxentius. A.D. 306-312. Ć Follis (24.5 mm, 5.69 g, 6 h). Ostia, A.D. 309-312. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right / FIDES MILITVM AVG N, Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand: MOSTS in exergue. RIC 45. Good VF, brown patina.
Ex Agora Auctions - Nov 2013
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7.1 Salonina26 viewsSALONINA
AE Antoninianus


SALONINA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent / PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing left, drawing veil over head with right hand, holding scepter transverse in left. Q in right field.

RIC 38, Göbl 492s
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76128 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCORDIA MILITV"
Concordia and Carausius standing clasping hands
Unmarked mint
RIC 761
Ex Vogelaar collection
mauseus
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76211 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C M CA[RAVSIVS] AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCORD[IA MILITVM]"
Concordia and Carausius standing clasping hands
Unmarked mint
RIC 762
mauseus
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8 Carinus34 viewsCARINUS
AE Antoninianus, Rome mint
283-285 A.D.
M AVR CARINVS CAES, radiate and cuirassed bust r. / PRINCIPI IVVENT, Carinus standing left, standard in right hand, scepter in left hand, KA epsilon in ex.
RIC 160
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8 Licinius18 viewsLICINIUS I
Silvered Follis, Cyzicus, 317-320

IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust l., sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand / IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter stading left, holding Victory on globe and scepter, wreath in l. field, gamma in r. field, SMK in ex.

RIC VII Cyzicus 9, VF, silvering, scarce.
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8.5 Licinius II30 viewsLICINIUS II
AE Follis, Cyzicus Mint, 317-320 AD

DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped bust l., holding sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand / IOVI CONSER-VATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, wreath in l. field, B in r. field, SMK in ex.

RIC VII Cyzicus 11, VF. R3.
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872bis34 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “PACATOR [ORBIS]”
Sol walking left raised hand and holding whip
Unmarked mint
RIC - (872 bis)
mauseus
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91 Leo RIC X 7047 viewsLEO I
AE4, Constantinople Mint
457-474 AD

O: DN LEO, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

R: Leo standing facing, head right, holding long cross in right and placing left hand on head of kneeling captive.

Mintmark CN. RIC X 704. Sear (2014) 21452. VF
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9624 viewsNerva 96-8 AD
AE dupondius
Obv "IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP COS II PP"
Radiate bust right
Rev "CONCORDIA MILITVM SC"
Clasped hands, standard behind
Rome mint
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Aelia Eudoxia, RIC X 104 Antioch16 viewsAelia Eudoxia, AE3, 400-404 CE
Obverse: AEL EVDO_XIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing pearl necklace and earrings, hair elaborately weaved with long plait up the back of head and tucked under diadem, hand of God holding wreath above head.
Reverse: SALVS REI_PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing Christogram on shield set on a column
ANTG in exergue Antioch, Officina 3. 17.05mm., 1.4 g.
sold 2-2018
NORMAN K
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AHG 272 . The Antioch Hoard of Gallienus . Salonina, August 254 - c. September 268 A.D.22 viewsSalonina, August 254 - c. September 268 A.D.
Billon antoninianus . 2.763g, 20.1mm, 0o, Syrian mint, 258 - 260 A.D.
Obverse : CORN SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind
Reverse : CONCORDIA AVGG, emperor and empress standing confronted, clasping hands
Göbl MIR 1691p (Samosata), SRCV III 10630 (uncertain Syrian mint), RIC V 63 (Antioch), Cohen 31, AHG 272 (this coin)
From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus . Ex Forum
Vladislav D
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Alexander I Balas 152 - 145 B.C.12 views Alexander I Balas 152 - 145 B.C. Ar drachm 17.1~17.8mm. 3.43g. Obv: Diademed head right. Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on grounded bow. Symbol: (outer left) cornucopia. SC 1785ddwau
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-201210 views
Alexius III AE Trachy S-2012 DOC 3

Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter
Britanikus
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Arcadius, AE2, RIC IX 53b Constantinople 383-395 CE & 395-408 CE23 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear, crowned by hand of god above.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard in left hand and resting right hand on shield, captive at feet to the left.
CONR* in ex. Constantinople mint 23.9 mm., 6.1 g.
NORMAN K
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Arcadius, AE3, RIC IX 70 Antioch 23 viewsObverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand.
Mintmark ANTA Antioch, 17.2 mm, 1.6 g.
NORMAN K
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Aurelian RIC 64 Rome 274-275 CE9 viewsAurelian silvered Antoninianus
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left with hand raised, foot on bound captives.
Episilon in left field, XXIR in ex. Rome mint
RIC 64
21.9.6 mm., 4.5 g.
NORMAN K
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Barbaric imitative of Tetricus I, Similatr to RIC 12625 viewsObverse: IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, radiated bust right.
Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, holding patera in right hand and feeding snake rising from altar. In her left hand Salus holds a rudder or anchor.
14.8 mm., 1.9 g.
NORMAN K
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C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus8 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus. 48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.73 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Ceres advancing right, holding a torch with each hand; plow to right. Crawford 449/2; CRI 21; Sydenham 946; Vibia 16. VF, toned, edge chip.

From the Archer M. Huntington Collection, ANS 1001.2.9.
ecoli
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Claudius II Gothicus. 268-270 AD. AE18mm16 views Claudius II Gothicus. 268-270 AD.
Obv. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. PA-X A-VG, Pax advancing left, holding transverse scepter in left hand and olive branch in right hand;
T in ex. Mediolanum (Milan) mint.
Ref. RIC 157
Ex Forvms Never-Ending Cleaning Competition.
Lee S
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Commodus, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum 177-192 CE.18 viewsObverse: M ANTWNEIN - OC KOMODOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: NEIKOPOLEI - TWN / PROC I, river god, bearded, leaning left, left hand with patera(?) on his knees, resting with left arm on urn from which water flows.
22 mm, 7.9 g
Reference a) AMNG 1/1, 1238 (1 ex., wien)
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.10.32.8
NORMAN K
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Constans, RIC VIII 27 Heraclea26 viewsRare left facing Constans as Augustus
Obverse: CONSTANS PF AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: GLORIA EXER CITVS, two soldiers standing facing each other and holding a spear in one hand and resting the other hand on shield withone standard between them.
SMHE in ex. Heraclea mint. 16.15 mm., 2.2 g.
NORMAN K
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Constantine I, AE3, RIC VII 8 Cyzicus15 viewsConstantine I, AE3, 317-320, Cyzicus, Officina 2
Obverse: IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust left, globe and scepter in left hand, map in right
Reverse: IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing facing, head left, chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | S across fields
SMK in exergue
18.3mm, 3.5g
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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Constantine I, RIC VII 57 Rome14 viewsObverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, right hand raised.
19.5 mm., 3.0 g. Mintmark: R S Rome
NORMAN K
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Constantine II, RIC VII 199 Thessalonica25 viewsConstantine II, AE follis, 18.6 mm, 1.8 g. Thessalonica.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing, heads facing each other with two standards between them and each holds a spear and hand resting on a shield.
Mintmark SMTSB Thessalonica. 337-340 CE.
NORMAN K
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Constantine II, RIC VII Siscia 23625 viewsConstantine II, AE follis, 18mm, 1.8 g. Siscia.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing, heads facing each other with two standards between them and each holds a spear and hand resting on a shield.
Mintmark dot ESIS dot, 334-335 CE issue
NORMAN K
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Constantine, AE Follis, RIC VII 19 Rome, 303-337 CE.17 views
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand.
R-F across fields.
Mintmark R star S.

RIC VII Rome 19.
NORMAN K
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CRISPINA AE SESTERTIUS, WIFE OF COMMODUS, AUGUSTAS 178-182 C.E20 viewsObverse - CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Reverse - LAETITIA SC, Laetitia standing facing left, holding wreath in right hand and rudder set on globe in left hand. Cohen 27
31mm diam., 25.7 g
NORMAN K
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Crispus RIC VII 69 Thessalonica, 319 CE30 viewsObverse: IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRT EXERC, Sol raising right hand and holding globe in left, standing in center of plan of roman camp.
TS dot E dot in ex. Thessalonica mint
19.53mm., 2.2g. rare
The true meaning of this reverse type has never been fully deciphered. The latest theory being the X shaped pattern represents Constantine's vision before the battle of Milvainbridge. This does not seem likely since the type is known on coins of Licinius a pagan and Constantine's enemy
sold 4-2018

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Delmatius, Cyzicus RIC 13229 viewsObverse: FL IVL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two helmeted soldiers facing each other, spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield setting on ground, between them a standard.
SMKD in ex. Cyzicus mint15.4 mm,1.8 g. Rated R3
NORMAN K
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Divus Constantine I, Posthumous commemorative AE4, 337-341 CE26 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, veiled head right.
Reverse: No legend, the deified Constantine driving quadriga right, hand of god reaching down from above, star at upper left.
SMANS in ex. Antioch mint, 2nd officina. RIV VIII 37, 16.6 mm, 1.4 g.

It is ironic that Constantine, who tradition tells us was the first Christian emperor (although he only actually became one on his death bed), should have been honored with pagan deification and commemorated posthumously with traditional pagan symbolism as found on this coin. He was the last emperor to be so honored.
NORMAN K
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Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 669 (C3); BMCRE II 153; BnF III 147; RSC II 25131 viewsSilver denarius
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded shield at feet behind.
2.85 g., 18.7 mm, Rome mint
sold 4-2018
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ENGLAND, NORMAN, Stephen (1135-1154), Silver Penny, Watford type .33 viewsENGLAND, NORMAN, Stephen (1135-1154), Silver Penny, Watford type .
Mint and moneyer uncertain . 1.0 gr
Crowned and diademed bust of king right, holding sceptre in his right hand .
Cross moline, with a fleur each angle .
North 873; SCBC 1278
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First Revolt AE Prutah (2,76 g) - Jewish War 68/9 AD year 3. 38 viewsObv. Amphora with broad rim, two handles, and decorated conical cover.
Rev. inscription (the freedom of Zion), vine leaf on small branch with tendril
Refernces: (Hendin 1363, AJC II 261,20) .
17mm, 2.8 grams.
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Gallic 1 Postumus12 viewsPOSTUMUS
AR Antoninianus, Lyons Mint
IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust r. / ORIENS AVG, Sol walking l., holding whip, r. hand raised
RIC V-II Lyons 77; Sear (1988) 3118


Sosius
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus.RIC 68cf14 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG. radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P II COS P P, Gordian standing left, holding a patera over an altar with right hand, left hand holds a baton. AD 239
5.28 grams.
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Gordian III Denarius.6 views
Gordian III Denarius. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand. RIC 130, RSC 340.
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Honorius RIC 403 Cyzicus41 viewsHonorius bronze AE4
Obverse: D N HONORIUS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, star in left field.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Honorius and Theodosius II standing facing, heads confronted, each holding a spear vertically in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield. The emperor on the right is slightly smaller than the other.
SMK in ex. Cyzicus 15.24 mm, 2.0 g.
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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 2046193 viewssmall module as SB 2023

Obverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
15mm
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Leo VI the Wise (870 - 912 A.D.)54 viewsĆ Follis
O: + LEOn bASILVS ROm, bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand.
R: + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, inscription in four lines.
Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint
8.58g
26mm
SBCV 1729
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Licinius I 308-324 AD50 viewsAE Follis
Mint: Alexandria, Date- 321-324 AD
Obv: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on a globe in right hand & leaning on scepter with eagle, at left on ground an eagle with wreath in beak, to rightcaptive.
In right field: XII gamma = 12 1/2 denarii communes
Exergue: SMALA
Size: 3.5 gms;19 mm.
Ref:RIC VII, 28
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Lucilla RIC 1756, 164-169 CE.44 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus
Obverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB, draped bust right.
Reverse – PIETAS, Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left. SC in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows an inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
sold 1-2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)23 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196666 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

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Maurice Tiberius Follis - Antioch Mint,582-602 AD13 views
Maurice Tiberius Follis - Antioch Mint,582-602 AD - AE Follis (40 Nummi)
Obv: PTINOC ~ ~ TIANTAPPIV Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes; in right hand, mappa in left hand, eagle-tipped sceptre.
Rev: Large m; cross above; to left A/N/N/O in four lines; to right, II - 2nd regnal year - 586/7 AD; THEuP in exergue.
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Maximianus I, RIC 292 Lugdunum16 viewsMAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS, 286-305
Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: COMES - AVGG / C Minerva, wearing long dress, mantle and helmet, standing facing, head turned left., holding shield with her left hand, lance with her right hand.
RIC 292, 23.9 mm., 3.2 g.
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Maximianus, AE4 Memorial 22 views
Maximianus 317-318 CE.
Obverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO OPTIMO IMP, veiled & laureate, bust right.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIM-ORVM MERITORVM, Emperor sitting left on curule chair, raising right hand, holding scepter.
TSR ??? in ex. Uncertain mint, 16.4 mm., .8 g.
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Maximianus, Roman Provincial Egypt 15 viewsMaximianus Billion tetradrachm 285-310 CE.
Obverse: MAXIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed head right.
Reverse: Nike flying left, wreath in right hand, palm over shoulder jn left.
S/L (YEAR 6) left, star right. Alexandria mint.
20.6 mm., 7.5 g., Alexandria 2577
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Maximinus II, as Caesar, 305-309. AE Follis. 27mm // 7,36g. Heraclea, 305-306.6 viewsObv.GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES Laureate head of Maximinus II to right.

Rev. GENIO CAESARIS/ HTD Genius, nude but for chlamys over his left shoulder, standing front, head to left, holding patera, from which liquor flows, in his right hand and a cornucopiae with his left
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Otacilla Severa, Wife of Philip I, 244-249 CE.12 viewsObverse: MARCIA OTACIL SEVHRA AVG, diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: COL FL PAC DEVLT, Concordia standing left, patera in right hand and cornucopia in left.
Thrace, Deultum reverse die broken
SNG Bulgaria 1965ff. 19.6 mm diam., 2.9 g.
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus32 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.89 g, 1h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind / Diana Lucifera standing right, bow and quiver on her shoulder, holding torch in each hand. Crawford 494/23; CRI 184; Sydenham 1117; Claudia 15. Good VF, toned, a few minor scratches beneath the toning.

From the RAJ Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 914993 (2012 NYINC); Sincona 4 (25 October 2011), lots 4160 or 4161 (part of), includes ticket from a French Collectio
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Philipp I, Viminacium, Moesia superior17 viewsPhilipp I Arabs AD 244-249
obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. PMS C - OL VIM
Moesia, draped, standing l., holding hands above bull l. and lion r.
in ex. AN VIII
AMNG I, 140; SNG München 180-5

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Probus Rome Mint AD 2799 views
Obv. IMP C PROBVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust of Probus right

Rv. PROVIDENT AVG
Providentia standing left holding globe in right hand
Transverse scepter in left

BXXI in exergue

3.10 grams 22-3mm
RIC 552 Ticinum
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RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius71 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
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RIC-10(a) Pupienus Clasped Hands828 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
CARITAS MVTVA AVGG - (Mutual Clarity of the Emperors), clasped hands

This is the scarcer variant of RIC 10. Superb portrait. David Sear ANCCS certified.
From Forum ancient Coins
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Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos)20 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos). 225/4-222 BC. Ć . Antioch on the Orontes mint. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on bow; Cf. SC 922; HGC 9, 421.2 commentsecoli
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Septimius Severus Denarius, RIC 46, RSC 311, BMC 84 16 viewsSeptimius Service Denarius. Struck 194-195 C.E.
Obverse - L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII. Laureate head right.
Reverse - MARS PATER. Mars walking right, holding spear in right hand, Trophy over left shoulder.
17.5 mm., 3.3 g.
sold 3-2018
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS., 193-211 CE. AR Denarius18 views17 x 18 mm, 3.3 gm). Struck 197 AD.
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: PM TR P V COS II P P,Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopia in left.
RIC IV104; BMCRE 229; RSC 442.
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SOLD Antiochus V11 Sidetes Tetradrachm 138-129 BC SOLD6 viewsSOLD Obs - Diademed head of Antiochus V11 in fillet border
16.32g 29mm SC 2061.4e
Antioch on the Orontes mint
Rev- Athena holding Nike presenting wreath left , right, hand on shield proping up spear
Ins- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΙΓΕΡΟΥ surrounded by wreath
Control marks Monogram composing ΔΙ below A before Athena left Right above shield, A above M
An early Cappadocian copy emission 4 obs A14 (Krenkal & Lorber 2009) SOLD
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Theodosius I, RIC IX 54c Constantinople24 viewsBronze AE2, 378-382 CE.
Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing left raising up kneeling woman with turret with right hand & holding Victory on a globe.
CON in ex. Constantinople mint 24 mm, 3.7 g.
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THRACE, PHILIPPOPOLIS. Caracalla as Caesar, 196-198 CE.22 viewsObverse: M.AV.KAI ANTWNEINOC, bare head right
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo standing facing, head turned to the left, holding laurel branch in his lowered right hand.
18 mm, 3.3 g.
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Trebonianus Gallus, 250-251 CE25 viewsObverse: IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG, LAUREATE, DRAPED & CUIRASSED BUST RIGHT.
OBVERSE: PMS COL VIM, Moesis standing facing, head left holding hands over a bull and lion.
ANXII in ex. Year 250-251 26 mm diam., 9.5 g
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Valentinian II, AE2, Arles, Ric 20, 378-383 CE.21 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing front, offering hand to kneeling woman, on left hand he holds a globe with Victory on top
PCON in ex. Arles mint, 23.3 mm, 4.6 g.
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Valentinian II, AE2, Thessalonica RIC 37b17 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, diademed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing front, offering hand to kneeling woman, on left-hand he holds a globe with Victor on top.
SMTS in ex, Thessalonica mint. 23.8mm, 4.3g.
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Valerian I, RIC 128C Rome17 viewsValerian silver Antononianus victory with shield. 253-260 CE.
Obverse: IMP C P LOC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate,draped and ceirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding palm branch and resting other hand on a shield.
Rome mint 23.2 mm., 3.1 g.
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Δ and NIKO308 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus. Ć 27. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (VK)ΛCEΠ•-CEVHPOC (...) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark (1) on shoulder. Rev: VΠAVP•ΓAΛΛOV•NIKOΠOΛITΠPOCIC. River-god reclining left, leaning against urn (?), holding branch in right hand; Countermark (2) to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 60°. Weight: 11.68 g. CM(1): Δ, incuse punch, 7 x 6 mm. Howgego 782 (3 pcs). CM(2): NIKO, incuse, 14 x 5 mm. Howgego 553 (3 pcs, 2 of which on reverse). Note: All coins that have the Δ c/m apparently also bear the NIKO c/m and vice-versa, so they must have been applied at the same time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ containing dot270 viewsCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III. Ć 33. A.D. 238-244. Obv: (ANTΩNI)OC-(ΓΩPΔIAN)OC, (C)EBA. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: CELEUKEΩ-N-(TΩΠPOCTΩK)-AΛV-KAΔ-NΩ. Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand and resting left hand on shield, behind which rises a spear. Ref: BMC 37. Axis: 180°. Weight: 19.13 g. CM: Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, c. 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. Collection Automan. Automan
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Δ in circular punch240 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Septimius Severus. Ć 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (…)-CEOYHPON(…). Laureate head right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: (…)-MHTPOΠ(…). Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?). Ref: Spijkerman 28v; BMC -. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.24 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Note: May bave been countermarked during reign of Elagabalus, although this is uncertain since the coins of Elagabalus were too small to be countermarked Δ, and no coins were issued after his reign. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC189 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Ć 27. A.D. 54-68. Obv: KAICAP-NEPWN. Bare head left; countermark on head. Rev: ΘECCA-ΛONIKH. Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm branches in left hand. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1593 (2 pcs). Axis: 15°. Weight: 22.04 g. CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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Λ (or possibly Δ)199 viewsCILICIA. Adana (?). Elagabalus. Ć 34. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVKMAVPANTΩNEINOCCEΓ (or similar), Π-Π on either side of portrait. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: AΔAN-EΩN (?). Zeus seated left on throne, holding staff in left hand and patera right hand, right arm extended. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 22.31 g. CM: Λ (or possibly Δ) in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego -. Note: Deeply recessed countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘΕΑ ΦΑΥΣΤΕΙΝΑ68 viewsAE 17mm 138-161AD
Obv - ΘΕΑ ΦΑΥΣΤΕΙΝΑ- Veiled and draped bust right
Rev - ΤΥΧΗ ΝΕΑΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗ ΒΟΣΤΡΑ - turreted Tyche standing, facing, head, facing (or l. or r.), holding spear, resting l. hand on hip, (resting foot on swimming river-god)
Reference - Spijkerman 11(2),12 and 13, BMC 7-9
Mint - Bostra, Arabia
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Δ on GETA, AE20 ARABIA PETRAEA.197 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Geta. Ć 20. A.D. 198-209 (as Caesar). Obv: (...)ΠCE(...)-(ГETACKAICAP) or similar. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before. Rev: AΔ(PI-ΠEP)TA-MHT. Within distyle temple, Tyche seated left, holding small stele in extended right hand, holding trophy in left hand. Ref: Spijkerman 51. Axis: 330°. Weight: 7.75 g. CM: •Δ• in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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PB Tessera (12mm, 1.14 g, 12 h)
Clasped hands
Star over altar?
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain
Ardatirion
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37 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.49 g, 12h)
Apollo standing facing, holding lyre
Clasped hands within wreath
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 382 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
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10 viewsROME. "Domitian"
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.14 g)
Figure driving biga right, holding whip in raised hand
DOMI
Rostovtsew 734; Ruggiero 1325-8

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
Ardatirion
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31 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.23 g, 12h)
Charioteer driving quadriga right, raising whip in right hand
Palm frond; c/m: VI
Rostovtsev 722; Rostovsev & Prou 156; Kircheriano 1169-70; BM 1389-90; Milan 127. Countermark unlisted

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 584
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22 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.99 g, 12h)
Palm frond and cornucopia
Clasped hands
Rostovtsev -; München 297; Scholz 1126 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
Ardatirion
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25 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 4.09 g, 12 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Clasped hands
Rostowzew 2196; München 388-90; BM 567, 575
Ardatirion
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19 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.12 g, 12h)
Homonia standing left, holding cornucopia and raising hand; EPA L above
BRITL/ ALAX; palm frond above
Rostovtsew 237 corr. (legends)

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
Ardatirion
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36 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.97 g, 1h)
Man standing right, holding Victory in outstretched arm; P R (Populus Romanus) flanking
Two Aurae(?) standing facing, raising hands
Rostovtsev 1599

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
Ardatirion
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27 viewsROME
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.03 g, 12 h)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Clasped hands
Rostowzew 2677
Ardatirion
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22 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.39 g, 12h)
Mors (Thanatos) standing right, extinguishing torch held in both hands
TER
Rostovtsev -
Ardatirion
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36 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 2.71 g, 12 h)
Imperial issue (?)
Venus Victrix standing right, resting arm on cippus and holding transverse scepter and clasping hands with Mars, standing left
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Rostowzew 153, pl. III 2; München 16-7; Kircheriano 572, 582, 738, and 741

Rostowzew places this with the "Tesserae capitibus et nominibus imperatorum signatae" on the basis of type. In my studies, I have noticed that many of the types bearing Imperial portraiture or names are much more finely engraved, often with a centering dot and pronounced rims.
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27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.43 g)
Pan standing left, holding lagobolon in left hand, raising right; palm frond to right, leaf to left
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -

The lagobolon was a curved stick used for striking hares.
Ardatirion
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11 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.70 g, 2h)
Draped bust of Antinous right, crescent before
Serapis standing facing, head left, holding scepter and raising right hand
Milne –; Dattari (Savio) 6535 and 11780; Köln 3559
Ardatirion
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29 viewsEGYPT, Herakleopolis
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.25 g)
Herakles-Heryshaf standing left, resting inverted spear on ground; in right hand, Nike flying right, holding wreath
Nike flying left, holding palm frond and wreath
Milne 5335-6; Dattari (Savio) 6540; Köln 3605-6
Ardatirion
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50 viewsEGYPT, Athribis
PB Tessera (24mm, 5.17 g, 12h).
Tyche reclining left on couch (hiera klinę, or lectisternium), holding rudder in outstretched right hand and resting head on raised left set on pillow; A[Θ]PI[B]IC/ [ΠOΛ]OI above
Nike standing right, holding palm frond and presenting wreath to Serapis standing left, holding long scepter in left hand and raising right
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 274, lot 288 (there as Memphis).
Ardatirion
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13 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera
Confronted busts, the right bearded; star above
Serapis standing left, holding transverse scepter and raising hand
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -
Ardatirion
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27 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.83 , 1 h)
Tyche reclining left on couch (hiera klinę, or lectisternium), holding rudder in outstretched right hand and resting head on raised left set on pillow; all within distyle temple with pellet in pediment
Hercules standing left, holding club and small figure of Telesphorus
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -; Roma E-Live 3 (25 October 2018), lot 484 (same dies)
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10 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.91 g, 5h)
Dated year 2 of an uncertain era
Uncertain figure standing facing, behing crowned by Victory standing left
Uncertain figure standing left, holding uncertain object in raised hand; to left, ram(?) standing right; retrograde [L] B across fields
Milne –; Dattari (Savio) –; Köln –

Ex London Ancient Coins 36 (15 July 2014), lot 147
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31 viewsMOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium. Philip I. AD 244-249
Ć (28mm, 19.58 g, 12h).
Dated CY 5 (AD 243/4)
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side; AN V in exergue
AMNG I 100; SNG Hungary 285
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15 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
HALFPENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 (over 1382) below
Charlton NS-3C; Corteau 281; Breton 871

This reverse die was initially engraved with the anachronistic date 1382, but was quickly caught and corrected, leaving only a handful of that extremely rare variety known today.
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47 viewsHAITI, Premier République. Jean Pierre Boyer. President, 1825-1843
Brass 50 Centimes (25.5mm, 4.26 g, 12h)
Contemporary counterfeit. Dated L'An 25 of the Republic (AD 1828/9)
J * BOYER * PRESIDENTE *, AN 25
Bust left
REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI */ 50 * C
Palm tree flanked by cannon and banners
KM 20a; cf. Arroyo 105 (for official issue); Lissade 96; iNumis 25, lot 1352

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

Today, two distinct issues of counterfeits can be identified: a group of 25 and 50 Centimes, clearly related in fabric, and two different dates of 100 Centimes. The smaller denominations are most often found lacking a silver plating, while the plating year 26 100 Centimes is fine enough to deceive the likes of NGC and Heritage. Additionally, there are a handful year 27 100 centimes overstruck on US large cents. While I have not yet found a regular strike from these dies, they are the most likely candidate for Belleville's production.
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69 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS. Civil War. Wooster, Ohio. J.R. Bowman.
CU Token (19mm, 3.57 g, 2 h)
Dated 1863
Head of Liberty left, wearing feathered headdress inscribed LIBERTY, within circle of thirteen stars, 1863 below
J. R. BOWMAN/ DEALER/ IN/ WATCHES/ CLOCKS/ &/ JEWELRY/ WEST LIBERTY ST./ WOOSTER, O., clock hands in background
Rulau CWT 975B-3a
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55 viewsBRITISH TRADE TOKENS, Middlesex. London & Middlesex. Robert Reynolds & Co.
CU Halfpenny Token (31mm, 12.42 g, 6 h)
Dated 1799
LONDON & MIDDLESEX, draped bust of William Shakespeare left
HALFPENNY, Abundatia seated left on bale of cotton, extending hand and holding cornucopia; ship to left; 1799 in exergue
D&H 928
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88 viewsTHESSALY, The Oitaioi. Circa 167-146 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.30 g, 1h)
Herakleia Trachinia mint
Lion’s head left, spear in its jaws
OITAI downward to right, ΩN downward to left, Herakles standing facing, holding club in both hands
Valassiadis 9; BCD Thessaly II 494 (same obverse die)

Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 290), lot 57; Peus 384 (2 November 2005), lot 199; Vinchon (20 May 1959), lot 483; M. Ratto 11 (16 May 1935), lot 239; R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 1023; Naville-Ars Classica V (18 June 1923), lot 1764
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RIC.15 Gratian (AE3, Gloria Novi Saecvli)24 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Nummus AE3: Gloria Novi Saecvli (371-376, Arles mint)

bronze, 18.5 mm diameter, 2,46 g, die axis: 12 h

A/ D N GRATIANVS AVGG AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA NO-VI SAECVLI/TCON in exergue; emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on a shield

Ferrando II 1629 (C4)
Droger
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RIC.28a Gratian (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)15 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Maiorina AE2: Reparatio Reipvb (378-383, Lyon)

bronze, 22 mm diameter, 4.56 g, die axis: 12 h

A/ D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO - REIPVB / LVG? in exergue; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand
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RIC.26b4 Valentinian II (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)20 viewsValentinian II, western roman emperor (375-392)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Siscia mint)

bronze, 23 mm diameter, 5,76 g, die axis: 8 h,

A/ D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / BSISC. in exergue; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand
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RIC.67a1 Valentinian II (AE4, Salvs Reipvblicae)13 viewsValentinian II, western roman emperor (375-392)
Nummus AE4: Salvs Reipvblicae (383-392, Antioche, 1st officine)

bronze, 12 mm diameter, 1.51 g, die axis: 6 h,

A/ D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS REI-PVBLICAE / ANTA in exergue, chrisme in the field, Victory advancing left, holding trophy on
shoulder with right hand and dragging captive with left one
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RIC.abs Postumus: antoninianus (Salvs Provinciarvm)10 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Salvs Provinciarvm (1st emission, 1st phase, 260, Trčves)

Billon (200 ‰), 2.19 g, diameter 23 mm, die axis 6h

A/ IMP C M CASS LAT POSTIMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS PROVINCIARVM; the Rhine god recumbent left, right hand on vessel and left hand holding a scepter or a reed

EG.1
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RIC.87 Postumus: antoninianus (Salvs Provinciarvm)10 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Salvs Provinciarvm (1st emission, 2ond phase, 260-261, Trčves)

Billon (200 ‰), 3.23 g, diameter 21 mm, die axis 1h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS PROVINCIARVM; the horned Rhine god recumbent left, right hand on vessel and left hand holding a scepter or a reed

EG.9
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RIC.255 Tetricus II: antoninianus (Pietas Avgg)8 viewsTetricus II, Gallic caesar (usurper) (272-274)
Antoninianus : Pietas Avgg (6th emission, 272-273, Cologne)

Billon, 2.30 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 6h

A/ C P E TET[RICVS CAE]S; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left
R/ [P]IETAS AVGG; pontifical instruments variously arranged (vase handle on the right)

EG.305
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RIC.255 Tetricus II: antoninianus (Pietas Avgg)11 viewsTetricus II, Gallic caesar (usurper) (272-274)
Antoninianus : Pietas Avgg (6th emission, 272-273, Cologne)

Billon, 2.30 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 6h

A/ C P E TETRICVS CAES; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left
R/ PIETAS AVGG; pontifical instruments variously arranged (vase handle on the left)

EG.305
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RIC.26a1 Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)16 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Arles mint)

bronze, 23 mm diameter, 4.23 g, die axis: 5 h

A/ D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / PCON in exergue, C in the field; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand

RIC.IX 26.a.1(C)
Ferrando II 1669 (C4)
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RIC.26a2 Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)10 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Arles mint)

bronze, 21 mm diameter, 5.04 g, die axis: 1 h

A/ D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / SCON in exergue, C in the field; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand

RIC.IX 26.a.2(C)
Ferrando II 1670 (C4)
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RIC.32.(6 or 7) Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)17 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Lyon mint)

bronze, 23 mm diameter, 3.95 g, die axis: 7 h,

A/ D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / LVG? in exergue, C in the field; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand

RIC.IX 32.(6 ou 7)(S)
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RIC.85 Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)14 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Trčves mint)

bronze, 23 mm diameter, 5.23 g, die axis: 7 h,

A/ D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO-REIPVB / SMTRP; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand

RIC.IX 85.1(S)
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Charles II the Bald (denier, Melle, immobilization)46 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, 10th century)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agrippa had several children through his three marriages. Through some of his children, Agrippa would become ancestor to many subsequent members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He has numerous other legacies.
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(0096) NERVA15 views96 - 98 AD
struck 97 AD
Copper as, 28.3 mm; 10.735 g RIC II 83, BMCRE III 130, Cohen II 68, BnF III 116, Hunter I -, SRCV II
O: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right;
R: FORTVNA AVGVST (good fortune of the Emperor), Fortuna standing left, rudder held by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field;
Rome mint; RIC II 83, BMCRE III 130, Cohen II 68, BnF III 116, Hunter I -, SRCV II --from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren
(ex Forum)
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(0096) NERVA62 views96 - 98 AD
AE As 26 mm 10.09 g
O: BUST RIGHT
R: 2 CLASPED HANDS, SC BELOW
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(0098) TRAJAN29 views98 - 117 AD
Struck 98 - 99 AD
AE As 27.5 mm 9.19 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Pietas standing left, raising right hand, left hand on breast, lighted altar left; S-C
RIC II 393, COHEN 612
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(0117) HADRIAN27 views117 - 138 AD
AE AS 27 mm 10.43 g
O: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: Pietas standing left, raising both hands in prayer before altar, PIE-AVG and S-C across fields.
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(0117) HADRIAN29 views117-138 AD
AE Sestertius 32.5 mm, 25.71 g
O: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG laureate draped bust right
R: Securitas seated left, with scepter, raising head on left hand/SC
RIC 569
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(0117) HADRIAN24 views117 - 138 AD
Orichalcum sestertius 32 mm, 25.63 g
struck124 - 128 A.D.
O: laureate head right;
R: emperor on horseback left, raising hand
Rome, cf RIC 645
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(0117) HADRIAN40 views117-138 AD
(struck 133-134 AD)
Ć Drachm 34 mm 21.58 gm
O: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: Isis Pharia standing right, wearing chiton, peplos and headdress of horns, disk and plumes, billowing sail in both hands and under left foot, sistrum in right; I / L - H across lower fields (year 18)
Alexandria, Roman Egypt
SNG Cop. 384; BMC Alexandria p. 89, 754 var; Köln.1118
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS37 viewsAugust 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
AE 21 mm 5.57 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Apollo Sauroktonos (the lizard-slayer) standing right, left knee bent, resting hand on tree on which lizard climbs
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Varbanov 2111 Rare
(naming governor Zeno)

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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS26 views138 - 161 AD
AE 30.5 mm; 18.79 g
O: AVT AI ADRIAN - ANTWNEINOC, laureate head r.
R: NEIKOPO - LEITWN / PROC ICTRW, Zeus enthroned l., resting wih l. hand on sceptre and holding with extended r. hand patera over burning altar.
Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.6.1.2 var (vs bare head and ICTR)
Rare
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS18 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 23..5 mm 10.47 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS30 views138 - 161 AD
AE As 26 mm, 8.17 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Annona standing facing, head right, holding modius on cippus in right hand, branch in left hand, basket of fruit to right, S-C
Rome
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS30 views138 - 161 AD
AE 23 mm, 11.35 g
O: Radiate bust right
R: Providential standing left raising hand over globe and holding scepter/ S-C
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS14 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 23 mm 10.48 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS10 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 27 mm 11 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS (as Caesar)28 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 138 AD (as Caesar)
AE 27 mm 10.75 g
O: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS , laureate head right
R: TRIB POT COS S-C , Clasped hands holding grain ears & caduceus
RIC II 1088
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(0138) FAUSTINA I24 views(wife of Antoninus Pius)
FAUSTINA SR.
d. ca. 141 AD
AE 27 mm 12.43 g
O: DIVA FAVSTINA
DRAPED BUST RIGHT
R: AETER[NITAS] SC
JUNO STANDING FACINGM, HEAD LEFT, RAISING RIGHT HAND AND HOLDING SCEPTER
COHEN 29
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(0145) FAUSTINA II34 views(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE 25 mm 10 70 g
O:BUST R
R:VENUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY AND RESTING HAND ON SHIELD
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS13 views161 – 180 AD
Orichalcum sestertius 29 mm, 21.26 g
Struck 172 – 173 AD
O: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII Laureate head right
R: IMP [VI] CO[S III SC] Jupiter seated left, holding victory in right hand and scepter in left hand
d.s.
Rome; RIC III 1064
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS27 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 161 - 162 AD
AE Dupondius, 25 mm 10.87 g
O: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, Radiate head right.
R: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI COS III, Aurelius and Verus facing each other, clasping hands.
Ref: RIC 828
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS25 views161-180 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.70 g
O: M AVP AV KAI ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right
R: ЄPI ΘЄMICTOKΛЄOU MIΛHCIΩN NЄOKOPΩN, archaic cult statue of Apollo Didymaios standing left, holding stag in right hand and bow in arrow in left
Miletos; Mionnet 3, 169f. 788
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS 13 views161 - 180 AD
Struck 161 - 162 AD
AE Dupondius, 25 mm 9.90 g
O: Radiate of M. Aurelius head right.
R: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI COS III, Aurelius and Verus facing each other, clasping hands.
cf: RIC 828
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS5 views161 – 180 AD
(struck soon after his accession, 161-162)
AE 25 mm, 9.89 g
O: Bare head right
R: [CONCORD AVGVSTOR…] Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing, clasping hands.
Rome; cf RIC 830 ff
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)32 views161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 156/157 (as Caesar)
AE 24.5 mm X 27 mm 9.64 g
O: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG P II F, Bare head right
R: TR POT XI [COS II], S-C, Pietas standing left raising hand over altar
RIC III 1343
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)25 views161 - 180 AD
O: Bare head right
R: S-C, Pietas standing left, scepter in left hand right hand over child
RIC 1294
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)54 views161 - 180 Augustus
struck 139-161 AD as Caesar
AE 25.5 mm; 10.42 g
O: M AVRHLIOC OVHROC KAICAR, laureate, draped bust right
R: ADRIANOPOLEITON, Hades-Serapis seated left, holding sceptre, right hand extended over Cerberus seated at foot.
Thrace, Hadrianopolis; Varbanov 3197; SNG Italy 415.
d.s.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (as Caesar)12 views161 - 180 Augustus
struck 139-161 AD as Caesar
Ć 25 mm, 8.56 g
O: Draped bust right
R: Nude Apollo standing to front, holding branch in left hand and patera over lighted altar with right.
Thrace, Philippopolis
cf. Varbanov 807, 808 (var.), Moushmov 5128 v.
d.s.
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (limes denarius)20 views161-180 AD
struck 164/5
Limes Denarius 18 mm, 2.11 g
O: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right.
R: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius, and cornucopia in left hand
Rome; cf RIC 125
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(0193) CLODIUS ALBINUS29 views193 - 195 AD
AR Denarius 17 mm, 2.47 g
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES; bare bust of Clodius Albinus right
R.: MINER PA-CIF COS II; Minerva standing left, holding olive branch in right hand, spear in left hand, and resting on shield
Rome; RIC IV 7
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA31 viewsb. ca. 170, d. 217
(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
Struck ca 198 - 209 AD
AE Assarion 22 X 25 mm, 4.58 g
O: Draped bust right
R: Hermes facing, as a terminal figure, holding kerykeion in his right hand and purse in his left
Arcadia, Phigaleia; NCP, V XII (very rare)
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA20 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
193 - 211 AD
AE 26 mm; 8.26 g
O:. IOVLIA - AVGOVCTA draped bust r.
R: MARKIANO - POLITWN Artemis as huntress advancing r., holding bow in extended l. hand and pulling with
r. hand arrow from quiver over r. shoulder
Markianopolis mint
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.): this obv. legend not listed
c) not in Hristova/Jekov: (new obverse type)
No.6.17.13.1 has IOVLIA DOMNA CEB. The legend IOVLIA AVGOVCTA
is not listed
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(0193) PERTINAX22 views193 AD
AR Denarius
16.9 mm max.; 3.10 g
O: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right;
R: OPI DIVIN TR P COS II, Ops (plenty) seated left on throne with ornamented back, two stalks of grain in right hand, leaning back on left hand resting on the edge of the seat behind; rare
Rome mint; RIC IV 8a (R2); RSC III 33; BMCRE V p. 4, 19; Hunter III 6; SRCV II 6045
(ex Forum)
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS38 views193 - 211 AD
AE 23 mm 5.05 g
O: Rad Bust right
R: The Eastern god MEN draped & wearing Phrygian hat, standing facing, head right, right foot on bucranium and crescent on shoulders; holding scepter in left hand, right arm holding globe surmounted by Nike walking right with trophy on shoulder; cock at foot left
ANTIOCH in PISIDIA
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS38 views193 - 211 AD
AE 25 mm 9.27 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
R: Cybele (Kybele) enthroned left, phiale in right hand, resting left elbow on drum, lions at feet
Markianopolis mint
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS29 views193 - 211 AD
AE 27 mm 10,50 g
O: ΑΥ Κ Λ CΕΠ CΕΥΗΡΟC Π Laureate head right
R: [ΥΠ ΑΥΡ] ΓΑΛΛΟΥ ΝΕΙΚ[ΟΠ ΠΡΟ]C ΙC, Bearded River-god reclining left, right hand outstretched toward tree, left arm resting on urn from which river waters flow
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior; cf Varbanov 2616, rare (R5)
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS29 views193 - 211 AD
AE 26 mm 9.84 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
R: Dionysos standing front, head left, with raised left hand on ribboned thyrsos and
pouring from kantharos with right hand;
panther at lower left (?)
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum

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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS24 views193 - 211 AD
AE 16 mm; 2.73 g
O: Laureate head right,
R: Hermes standing left, chlamys over left arm, holding kerykeion in left and purse in right hand,
Nicopolis ad Istrum
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS43 viewsAE27 mm; 10.4 g
AVK L CEP CECHPOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VP FL OVLPIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Cybele, kalathos on head, holding patera in right hand, resting left elbow on drum and seated left on throne with two uprights, lions beside her to left and right
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG 565
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS14 views193-211 AD
AE 17.9 mm, 2.89 g
O: AV KAI CE - CEVHROC laureate head right
R: NIKOPOLI - T PROC TRO Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, standing left holding cornucopiae in left arm and pateran in outstretched right hand
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; cf AMNG I/1, 1397 var; Varbanov (engl.) 2386; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.36.13
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS15 views193-211 AD
AE 19 mm, 3.19 g
O: AVK - [CEVHROC] Laureate head right
R:NIKOPOL - I PROC ICT Herakles, standing facing with head left holding club and lion-skin in left arm and patera in outstretched right hand
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1388 (1 ex., Paris); Varbanov (engl.) 2297; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.14.23
Rare type with Herakles holding patera
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS13 views193-211 AD
AE 17 X 18.5 mm; 3.15 g
O: AV KAI C - CEVHROC Laureate head r.
R: NIKOPOLIT - P - ROC CT Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding winged kerykeion in l. arm and purse in r. hand
Nikopolis ad Istrum, ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1373 var.; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015)
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS13 views193-211 AD
AE 26 mm max., 9.16 g
O: AVK L CEP CECHPOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VP FL OVLPIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Cybele, kalathos on head, holding patera in right hand, resting left elbow on drum and seated left on throne with two uprights, lions beside her to left and right
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG 565
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (HELIOPOLIS)42 views193 - 211 AD
AE 24 X 26 mm, 9.84 g
O: Radiate head right
R: GETA - ANT Geta and Caracalla in togas, facing each other and clasping hands; CO/EL between
Heliopolis, Coele-Syria Lindgren III, 71, 1274; very rare
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Retrograde Reverse Legend)25 views193-211 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.41 g
(struck under governor Aurelius Gallus)
O: [AV KL] CEP - CEVHRO[C P] Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: VP AVR GALL - OV NIKOPOLIT / PROC I (retrograde, beginning at 5 o'clock, counterclockwise)
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, standing left, resting with raised left hand on thyrsos, lowered right hand holding kantharos and pouring
wine
ref. a) not in AMNG
obv. AMNG I/1, 1304
rev. legend not in AMNG
AMNG I/1, 1306 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.8.8
d) Blancon list 43, 2003
Nikocopolis ad Istrum; very rare
(one of the rare coins with retrograde legend)
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(0198) CARACALLA43 views198 - 217 AD
AE 27 mm; 13.08 g
O: Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: Pan standingg facing right, holding pedum in right hand and lionskin over left shoulder, left foot on panther
Thrace, Hadrianopolis cf Vabanov 3567; Rare
d.s.
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(0198) CARACALLA34 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211 - 217 AD
AE 23.5 mm; 9.35 g
O: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right monogram on shoulder
R:OVΛΠIAC TOΠIPOV, naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock
Thrace, Topiros (Topirus); cf BMC 6; Moushmov 4979
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(0198) CARACALLA17 views198 - 217 AD
AE 30 mm; 16.69 g
O: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: Ares standing facing with head right, holding speark and resting left hand on shield
Thrace, Serdica
cf. H&J, Serdica 12.18.11.1; Varbanov 2175; BMC-; SNG Copenhagen
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(0198) CARACALLA27 views198 - 217 AD
struck 201 - 203 AD (under legatus consularis Aurelius Gallus)
AE26 Tetrassarion 25 x 26 mm; 9.92 g
O: AV K M AV ANTΩNINO Laureaet bust of Caracalla draped in paludamentum, right
R: VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛIT Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back (hides the "Apples of the Hesperides"), resting on club set on rock, ΠPOCI beneath
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Hristova/Jekov No.8.18.14.6, not listed in AMNG also not listed in Varbanov. Rare

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(0198) CARACALLA / PAN and PANTHER93 views Caracalla/Pan and Panther
198 - 217 AD
AE 26mm 10.81g
O: AVT K M AVR CEV ANTWNE[INOC]
Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: ADRIANO[POLEITWN]
Pan stg facing L, hldg pedum in R hand and lionskin over L shoulder, L foot on panther
Hadrianopolis
Varbanov 3567; Jurukova 2, 320 Rare
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(0198) CARACALLA--PAN/PANTHER57 views Caracalla/Pan and Panther
Caracalla/Pan and Panther
198 - 217 AD
AE 26mm 10.81g
O: AVT K M AVR CEV ANTWNE[INOC]
Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: ADRIANO[POLEITWN]
Pan stg facing L, hldg pedum in R hand and lionskin over L shoulder, L foot on panther
Hadrianopolis
Jurokova S. 170 Rare
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(0198) GETA48 views198 - 212 AD
Struck 209 AD*
AE 29.5 mm 14.99 g
O: AVT K P CEP MIOC GETA laureate head right
R: PAVTA (right) LIAC (below) OVLPIAC (left) Septimius, togate, handing globe to Geta, in military dress, laureate, holding a spear. Between them, a seated captive, hands tied behind back, wearing Phrygian cap.
Pautalia
Varbanov 5404, same dies as this specimen.
Ruzicka, Pautalia 909, recording five specimens from two reverse dies. The reverse he illustrates, pl. VII, is from the same die as this specimen.
Very Rare
*(Geta is Augustus on the obverse, so reverse type probably refers to his promotion to joint emperor late in 209)
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(0198) GETA42 views198 - 212 AD
struck ca. 209 - 211 AD
AE 26 mm 9.87 g
O: Laureate draped bust right
R: Athena standing right holding spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield; Delta in ex
Tomis
(appears to be unlisted in Varbanov)
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(0198) GETA29 views198 - 212 AD
Struck 209 AD*
AE 29.5 mm 14.99 g
O: AVT K P CEP MIOC GETA laureate head right
R: PAVTA (right) LIAC (below) OVLPIAC (left) Septimius, togate, handing globe to Geta, in military dress, laureate, holding a spear. Between them, a seated captive, hands tied behind back, wearing Phrygian cap.
Pautalia
Varbanov 5404, same dies as this specimen.
Ruzicka, Pautalia 909, recording five specimens from two reverse dies. The reverse he illustrates, pl. VII, is from the same die as this specimen.
Very Rare
*(Geta is Augustus on the obverse, so reverse type probably refers to his promotion to joint emperor late in 209)
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN (as Caesar)30 views217 - 218 AD
AE 27 mm; 12.70 g
O: K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ∆IA∆OYMENIANOC, bare head right;
R: VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTRΩ, Homonoia (Concordia) standing left, wearing kalathos, patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar, cornucopia in left hand.
Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Varbanov I 3676
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(0217) MACRINUS and DIADUMENIAN54 views217-218 AD
AE pentassarion 26 mm; 10.86 g
O: AYT K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC Confronted heads of laureate Macrinus right and bare-headed Diadumenian left.
R: VΠ AΓPIΠΠOY MAPKIANOΠOLEITΩN Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, scales held out in right hand in front, cornucopia in left arm behind, wheel at feet in front. E in lower left field.
Markianopolis in Moesia Inferior; Hristova/Jekov (2011) 6.24.35.7
d.s.
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(0218) ELAGABALUS30 views218 - 222 AD
AE 25.5 mm 9.49 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Zeus seated left holding patera in right hand and scepter in left
AMNG 1894 var.;
Nikopolis ad Istrum mint
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(0218) ELAGABALUS32 views218 - 222 AD
AE 25 mm 9.62 g
O: AV(T?) KM AVR - ANTWNINOC, cuirassed, radiate bust r.
R: VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO (PR ligate) in l. field one below the other C ITRO / N (sic!), Athena stg. l., holding spear in raised l. hand and shield set on ground in r. hand
Nikopolis ad Istrum
AMNG I/1, 1920 (1 ex., Paris); Hristova/Jekov No. 8.26.4.5 corr.
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(0218) ELAGABALUS37 views218 - 222 AD
AE Assaria 27 mm 13.59 g
Obv: [AVT K M AVPH] ANTWNEINOC K, laureate head right
Rev: VP NOBIOV POVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC-TPO-N, Fortune standing, holding
rudder on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Moushmov 1451
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(0218) ELAGABALUS24 views218 - 222 AD
AE 24 mm; 11.15 g
O: Laureate, draped bust right
R: COL LAODIC--, Marsyas standing left, wine-skin over shoulder, right hand raised, D-E across fields
Syria, Laodicea ad mare; cf. Lindgren Coll. I, 2095
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(0218) ELAGABALUS & Julia Maesa35 views218 – 222 AD
AE 23 mm, 9 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus and Julia Maesa
R: Naked Bonus Eventus standing left holding patera in right hand and two grain ears in left hand; in left field retrograde E /WN in ligature.
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis (Marcianopolis);
AMNG 949; not in Hristova/Jekov (2014), not in Pfeiffer (2013)
[reverse is described in AMNG 949 as: "Genius (Bonus Eventus")]
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(0218) ELAGABALUS & Julia Maesa9 views218 – 222 AD
AE 28 mm, 13.18 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus and Julia Maesa
R: Naked Bonus Eventus standing left holding patera in right hand and two grain ears in left hand;
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis (Marcianopolis); ?retrograde E to left?
cf AMNG 949 [reverse is described in AMNG 949 as: "Genius (Bonus Eventus")]
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(0218) ELAGABALUS--Tyre21 views218 – 222 AD
AE 28mm, 9.73g
O: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: Nude male figure (probably representing King Pygmalion of Tyre=Pu'mayatton, 831-785 BC) advancing left, chlamys over extended right arm, holding transverse spear and shield(?) in raised left hand ; behind him at right, 4 stags leaping right; star above; murex shell below
Phoenicia, Tyre (Tyros);
ref. Rouvier VII, p.80, 2388; BMC Phoenicia p.277, 408; Babelon ("Les Perses Achemenides")
2244; Mionnet V, 657; not in SNG Copenghagen, SNG UK, SNG Deutschland, SNG
Righetti, Lindgren; Rare
(thank you to Jochen for details)
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER26 viewsIssued 221-222 AD (as Caesar, struck under Elagabalus)
AE 23 mm; 9.93 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Tetrastyle tripartite temple of Astarte; Astarte stands in middle section, facing, holding standard in right hand with left foot set on prow; Nike stands on cippus to Astarte's right, crowning her; river god beneath, swimming right; outside staircases lead to the side-wings; in the left wing goddess with kalathos stands facing between two animals; in the right wing female figure stands facing.
BMC 110, 9; Lindgren II, 1321, 2288 (Rare)
Phoenicia, Caesarea ad Libanum
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER29 views222-235 AD
AE 17.5 mm; 2.12 g
O: Laureate, cuirassed bust with paludamentum, right
R: Sagittarius, right; Right hand over right shoulder, bow in left hand
Mesopotamia, Rhesaena; cf. Castelin, Prague, 17A (Plate III); BMC Rhesaena, 9, Pl. XVIII, var. (no Vexillum)
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER (as Caesar)38 views222 - 235 AD
struck ca. 222 AD
BI TETRADRACHM 22 mm 11.82 g
Dated RY 5 of Elagabalus (AD 221/2)
O: Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
R: Sarapis standing facing, head right, with hand on hip, holding sceptre; L-E (date) across fields.
EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA
Köln 2398; Dattari 4247; Milne 2859; Emmett 3082
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(0235) MAXIMINUS I (THRAX)49 views235 - 238 AD
AE Sestertius 30X32mm 20.55 g
o:MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Laureate draped bust r
R: FIDES MILITVM S-C
Fides standing head left, holding military standard in each hand
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(0235) MAXIMINUS I THRAX14 views235 - 238 AD
Struck 236 AD--2nd emission
Silver denarius, 20.0 mm; 2.909 g
O: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right (no cuirass?), from behind;
R: PAX AVGVSTI (to the peace of the emperor), Pax standing facing, head left, raising olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left
Rome mint; RSC III 31b (no cuirass), RIC IV 12 var. (cuirassed), BMCRE VI 70 var. (same), Hunter III 8 var. (same), SRCV III 8310 var. (same)
(ex FORUM)
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(0235) MAXIMINUS THRAX15 views235 AD - 238 AD
AR Denarius 19.5 mm; 2.13 g
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P P P, Maximinus standing left, holding spear and raising right hand, two standards at sides.
Rome, RIC 1
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(0235) MAXIMUS CAESAR22 views235 - 238 AD
AE27 mm max., 7.33 g
O: G IOV OVHP MAZIMOC KAICA, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: NIKOMEDEWN DIC NEWKORWN, Serapis standing left with raised hand and leaning on sceptre
Bithynia, Nicomedia; Recuiel General 347 v.
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(0238) BALBINUS27 views238 AD
AE Orichalcum sestertius 30 mm; 18.73 g
O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right.
R: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM S C; Providentia standing left, holding cornucopia in her left hand and wand in her right; at her feet to left, globe. Rome mint
BMC 34. Cohen 24. RIC 19. (Very scarce)
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(0238) GORDIAN III28 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm max; 10.15 g
O: AVT M ANT GORDIANOC/AVG Confronted busts of Gordian and Theos Megas, with kalathos and cornucopia at shoulder
R: ODHC-CEITW-N Hades-Serapis seated left holding scepter, with hand extended toward Cerberos at left foot; E in left field
Moesia Inferior, Odessos
AMNG 2329 var
d.s.
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(0238) GORDIAN III11 views238 - 244 AD
(Sabinius Modestus)
AE 27 mm; 11.4 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Serapis standing left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left
Nikopolis ad Istrum
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(0238) GORDIAN III16 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27.5 mm, 10.68 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of Serapis left. (confronted)
R: Athena, helmeted, standing left, holding spear and resting right hand on shield' E in left field, W/N in right
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; cf Moushmov 785, Varbanov 1957
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(0238) GORDIAN III14 viewsGORDIAN III (with Tranquillina)
238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.47 g
O: AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC AVG CE (VG ligate); TRANKVK / LEINA in 2 liines in exe, WN legate. Confronted busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina
R:.VP TERTVLLIANOV MARKIANOPO LIT; in right field WN; E in left field. Serapis standing, in kalathos, left hand extended upward, scepter in left hand.
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG I/1 1174. Rare
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(0238) GORDIAN III12 views238-244
AE Pentassarion 28 mm, 8.94 g (Tullius Menophilus, legatus consularis)
O: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC / AVΓ. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian and draped bust of Serapis, wearing calathus, facing one another.
R: VΠ MINOΦΙΛOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT / ΩN. Serapis standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding sceptre; E (mark of value) to left.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Cf. Varbanov 2011-2.
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(0249) HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA21 views(wife of Trajan Decius)
249 - 251 AD
AE Sestertius 28 mm (max) 12.85 g
Obv. HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG,
Draped bust r.
Rev. FECVNDITAS AVG, S-C
Fecunditas standing l., holding r. hand over child standing r., with hands raised, and cornucopia in l. hand
Rome
(rare).
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(0249) TRAJAN DECIUS15 views249 - 251 AD
AE 24.5 mm; 11.90 g
Obv: IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AV. Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M S COL VIM / AN XII. Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet to either side
MOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium
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(0250) HOSTILIAN16 views250 - 251 AD
struck 251 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 11.50 g
O: C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CAE, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: P M S COL VIM Moesia standing facing, head left, with hands outstretched; to left, bull standing facing right; to right, lion standing facing left; AN XII in exergue (mostly off flan).
Moesia Superior, Viminacium
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(0251) TREBONIANUS GALLUS26 views251-253 AD
Struck 251 - 252
AE 27 mm 13.12 g
O: IMP C C VIB TRIB GALLV AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: P M S C-OL VIM AN XIII Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side
MOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium
AMNG 164 var. (obv. legend)
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(0251) TREBONIANUS GALLUS21 views251 - 253 AD
AE 24 mm; 6.78 g.
O: AUT K G BEIB GALLOC A, radiate draped bust right; countermark at shoulder
R: NIKAI-EWN, Serapis standing left, polos on head, holding sceptre and raising hand.
Bithynia, Nicaea; SNG Von Aulock 7061
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(0253) GALLIENUS50 views253 - 260 AD (joint reign) 260 - 268 AD (sole reign)
struck 255-256, during Joint Reign with Valerian
AR Antoninianus, 22 mm 3.45 g
O: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: IOVI CON_SERVA_TORI, Gallienus standing facing, head right, vertical spear in right hand, receiving globe with left from Jupiter standing facing, head left, vertical scepter in left hand, globe in right
Wreath in upper center field
Samosata mint
RIC V, Part I, 440; Göbl 1697b
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(0253) GALLIENUS23 views253 - 268 AD
Silvered AE Antoninianus 17.5 mm 3.01 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Pax standing left, raising olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand
Rome
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(0253) GALLIENUS (mule)24 views253 - 268 AD
AE 18 mm, 2.03 g
Obv: GALLIENVS [AVG] radiate bust right
Rev: PVDI[CITI]A Pudicitia seated left, raising veil with right hand and holding scepter in left; VI in exe.
Gallienus Göbl pl. 133, 5 Mule
Example in BM collection, mule with Salonina reverse.
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(0253) VALERIAN I30 views253 - 260 AD
Capitolene games issue
AE 26.5 mm, 19.34 g
O: IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS [PF AVG], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R: CER SACR CAP OEC ISEL HEL, COL-HEL across fields, male athlete standing facing, head right, holding palm branch, right hand in a selection urn.
Coele Syria, Heliopolis
Cohen 329
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(0260) GALLIENUS11 views260 - 268
AE 16.8 mm 2.30 g
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right.
Rev: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing left, holding branch in right hand, and spear with shield in left hand.
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS23 views268 - 270 AD
AE 20mm 3.13 g
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG radiate draped cuirassed bust right
R: CONSER AVG Serapis standing left with right hand raised, scepter in left; G in exe
Antioc RIC 201
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS14 views268 - 270 AD
AE 21.5 mm, 2.49 g
O: IMP CLA[VDIVS PF] AVG Radiatedraped bust right
R: FIDES MILIT Fides standing left hold standard in each hand, D in right field
Milan mint; RIC 149
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS21 views268 - 270 AD
AE 17.5 mm max. 2.47 g
O: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right;
R: MARS VLTOR, Mars walking right, holding spear in right hand and spear across shoulder in left, H in right field
Rome mint; RIC V 67
(EB)
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(0268) VICTORINUS12 views268 - 270 AD
struck 269/270 AD at mint II.
AE 20 mm; 2.45 g
O: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake in right hand from patera held in left hand.
Colonia Agrippina mint; RIC 67, 122; Elmer 732; AGK (corr.) 21c;
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(0270) AURELIAN55 views270 - 275 AD
Silvered AE 22mm 4.07 g
O: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG radiate draped cuirassed bust right
R: ORIENS AVG Sol advancing left stepping on captive, raising hand and holding globe; star before, seated captive to right; TXXT in exe
Ticinum mint; RIC 154. Cohen 234
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(0270) AURELIAN17 views270 - 275 AD
AE 22X24 mm 3.88 g
O: AVRELIANVS AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: ORIENS AVG Sol standing left holding globe in outstretched hand, captive at feet
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(0270) AURELIAN22 views270 - 275 AD
AE 22X24.5 mm 3.27 g
O: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor standing right clasping hand of Concordia;S star in exe
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(0270) AURELIAN19 views2700 - 275 AD
AE 21 mm 3.83 g
O: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG radiate draped cuirassed bust right
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM Aurelian standing right shaking hands with Concordia standing left; star T in exe
Siscia mint; RIC 215

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(0270) AURELIAN29 views270 - 275 AD
AE 21.5 mm, 3.94 g
O: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
R: CONSERVAT AVG , Sol walking left, right hand raised, globe in left, treading on seated captive, A in ex
Antioch mint, RIC 384
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(0270) SEVERINA26 views(wife of Aurelian)
270 - 275 AD
AE Antoninianus 21 X 24 mm, 3.97 g
O: SEVERI_NAE AVG Diademed draped bust right, on crescent, hair brushed back in straight lines and carried in long loop to front, then tucked under diadem
R: CONCOR_DIAE MILITVM Concordia standing facing, head left, standard in each hand; Q in right field, XXI in exe
Antioch in Pisidia
RIC V, Part I, 13.
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(0276) PROBUS 22 views276 - 282 AD
(struck 278/279--year 3)
Billon Tetradrachm 19.5 mm max., 7.32 g
O: AKM AVP ΠPOBOC CEB,laurate, bearded bust right of Probus.
R: Tyche standing left holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left, upper left field regnal year LΓ ( year 3)
Egypt, Alexandria
Ref:SNG Cop 924-925, Emmett 3994
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(0276) PROBUS18 views276 - 282 AD
struck 281 AD (6th Emission, Officina 3)
AE 20.5 mm 3.36 g
O: PROBVS PF AVG radiate bust left h olding eagle-tipped scepter
R: SOLI INVICTO Sol in quadriga left, right hand raised, globe and whip in left hand; R Thunderbolt G in exe.
Rome mint; RIC 203
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(0276) PROBUS21 views276 - 282 AD
AE 20X22 mm, 2.87 g
O: PROBVS PF AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left holding military standard in each hand; RIE in exe
Rome mint
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(0276) PROBUS TEMPLE54 viewsAE ANT. 22 mm 3.13 g
276 - 282 AD
OBV: PROBVS PF AVG
RAD BUST L IN IMPERIAL MANTLE, HOLDING EAGLE-TIPPED SCEPTER
REV: ROMAE AETER
ROME SEATED FACING IN HEXASTULE TEMPLE, VICTORY IN R HAND, SCEPTER IN L
RVD IN EXE ROME
PORT OF AEQVITI SERIES, OFFICINA 4 EMISSION 7, STRUCK 282 AD
RIC 187
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(0282) CARUS16 views282 - 283 AD
Billon AE 22 mm 3.49 g
O: IMP CARVS PF AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVGG Virtue standing left resging hand on shield and holding spear; KAG in exe
Rome mint
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(0283) CARINUS35 views283 - 285 AD
(Struck Year 3=284 AD)
AE Tetradrachm 18 mm 5.42 g
O: A K MA KA_PINOC CEB Laureate, cuirassed bust right
R: ETOVC Homonoia standing facing, head left, right hand raised, double cornucopiae in left
Gamma &G; in right field
Alexandria, Egypt
Emmett 4009; Milne 4737; Curtis 1522; BMC 2455
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(0284) DIOCLETIAN28 views284 - 305 AD
Struck 292/293 (Year 9)
AE Tetradrachm 20 mm; 8.18 g
O: DIOKLHTIANOC CEB Laureate, cuirassed bust right
R: ENATOY Elpis advancing left, flower upward in right hand, hitching skirt with left,
L in right field; D in exergue
Egypt-Alexandria, Officina 4; Emmett 4046, Curtis 1990; Milne 5086; BMC 2503; Dattari 5675
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(0286) MAXIMIANUS27 views286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.
Struck 2nd reign; 307 - 308 AD
AE Follis 24 mm 5.14 g
O: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
R: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated within hexastyle temple, head turned left, holding globe in right hand, scepter in left; TT in exe
Ticinum mint
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(0286) MAXIMIANUS--ALEXANDRIA32 views286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D
Struck 294/295 (Year 10)
AE TETRADRACHM 20.5 mm 6.44 g
O: MAXIMI_ANOC CEB Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind
R: Nike flying right, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder L / I across fields
ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN PROVINCIAL EGYPT
Emmett 4147; Milne 5181 var; Curtis 2105 var; BMC 2585 var

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(0306) CONSTANTINE I (as Caesar)48 viewsstruck 306-307 AD
AE Follis 27.5 mm 8.22 g
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
R: GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand,cornucopiae in left.
D (Officina) in right field
ANT in exergue, Antioch
Not listed in RIC
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(0306) CONSTANTINE I (as Caesar) 17 viewsstruck 306-307 AD
AE Follis 27.5 mm 8.22 g
O: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
R: GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand,cornucopiae in left.
D (Officina) in right field
ANT in exergue, Antioch
Not listed in RIC
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(0308) GALERIA VALERIA19 views(2nd wife of Galerius; daughter of Diocletian)
Struck 308 - 309 AD
AE 25 mm, 4.87 g
O: GAL VAL-ERIA AVG, Diademed draped bust right
R: VENERI V-ICTRICI, Venus standing left holding apple in right hand, and lifting her veil with left hand, Δ in left field; MKV in exe
Cyzicus RIC 46
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(0308) LICINIUS28 views308 - 324 AD
Struck 315 - 316 AD
AE Follis 19.5 mm, 3.16 g
O: IMP LICINIVS PF AVG - Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: SOLI INVICTO COMITI - Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, with raised right hand and holding globe in left; R in left field, F in right field
Rome mint
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(0308) LICINIUS26 views308 - 324 AD
Struck 317 - 320 AD
AE 17.5 mm, 3.38 g
O: IMP LICI_NIVS AVG, Laureate bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left
R: IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, bound captive before, S in right field; SMANT in exergue
Antioch mint RIC VII, 27 (R1)
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(0308) LICINIUS I31 views308 - 324 AD
Silvered AE 19 mm 3.25 g
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, laur bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter and globe in left hand, mappa in right
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe, wreath to left, Gamma to right
SMK in exe
Cyzicus
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(0308) LICINIUS I26 views308 - 324 AD
AE 18.5 mm 3.39 g
O: IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laur cuir bust right
R: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing head left, resting left arm on column., holding globe, right hand up, R/X - F on either side

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(0308) LICINIUS I23 views308 - 324 AD
AE 18.5 mm 3.00 g Struck 317-320, Officina 8
O: IMP LICI_NIVS AVG Laureate bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left
R: IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, bound captive before, H in right field SMANT in exergue,
Antioch RIC VII, 27
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(0308) LICINIUS I22 views308 - 324 AD
AE 17.5 mm 2.91 g
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, laur dr bust left, globe and scepter in left hand and mapp in right hand
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe; wreath in left field, "E" to right
SMK IN EXE CYZICUS
RIC VII 9e Rare (R3)
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(0308) LICINIUS I14 views308 - 324 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 2.84 g
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG Laureate, draped bust left, globe, scepter in left hand, mappa in right.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter, captive with hands tied at feet, E in r. field.
Antioch mint
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(0317) CONSTANTINE II (as Augustus)35 views317 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 340 AD (as Augustus)
AE 14 mm, 1.47 g.
O: VIC CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine II right
R: Emperor standing facing, head right, holding spear and resting hand on grounded shield;
ROME RIC 4. (Rare type struck only at the mint of Rome)

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(0317) CONSTANTINE II (as Caesar)24 views317 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 340 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16 mm; 1.90 g
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers standing facing each other;
each holding a spear and resting hand on shield, one
standard between them. SMKS in exe.
Cyzicus Mint; RIC VII Cyzicus 123; Sear 17361
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(0317) CRISPUS50 views317 - 326 AD
struck 317 AD.
AE 17.5 mm 3.25 g
O: CRISPUS NOB CAES, laureate, draped bust facing right.
R: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS, Mars standing right, chlamys over right shoulder, holding scepter in right hand, leaning on shield.
R S in fields
ARLES MINT, (rare) cf. RIC VII 132-133
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(0317) LICINIUS II32 views317-320 AD
AE 20.5 mm 3.25 g
O: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C around laureate, draped bust of Licinius II l., holding mappa, globe &sceptre;
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS around; Jupiter standing l. holding Victory in right hand and sceptre in left; wreath to l., A to right, SMK in exe.
Cyzicus RIC VII 11

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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II32 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 22 mm 4.58 g
O: DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives in front of Emperor
ANA in exe
Antioch Mint, RIC VIII 125
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II40 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 21.5 mm 4.87 g
O: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives kneeling before; ANA in exe
Antioch mint; RIC VIII 125
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II (as Caesar)119 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 17 mm 2.41 g
O: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
LAUR DR CUIR BUST R
R: GLORIA EXERCITVS
2 SOLDIERS STANDING FACING, HOLDING SPEARS AND RESTING HAND ON SHIELD, WITH 2 STANDARDS BETWEEN
SMANH IN EXE
ANTIOCH
RIC VII 88
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(0333) CONSTANS22 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 17.5 mm 2.11 g
O: CONSTANS P F AVG Bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO Emperor standing left holding phoenix on globe in right hand and chi-rho standard in left, on prow of galley piloted by Victory; SARL pellet in exe.
Arles mint
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 AD
(struck 348 - 350 AD)
AE 18 mm; 3.12 g
O: D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO Emperor in military dress standing facing, head left, phoenix on globe in right hand, labarum inscribed with Christogram on banner in left hand, all within galley piloted by Victory; TESB in exergue
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII, 120
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(0335) DELMATIUS31 views335 - 337 AD
AE 16.5 mm 1.64 g
O: FL DELMA TIVS NOB C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: GLOR-IA - EXERC-ITVS Two soldiers standing facing, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on shield, flanking a labarum (Christogram standard)
PCONST in ex
Arles mint
RIC VII 399; very scarce (RIC R3)
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(0335) HANNIBALIANUS (Rex Regnum)23 views335 - 337 AD
AE 15.5 mm max.; 0.80 g
O: FL HANNIBALLIANVS REGI draped and curiassed bust right
R: SEC-VRITAS PVBLICA river god Euphrates sitting right, leaning with right arm on scepter, pouring water from a vase with left hand; reed in back ground; CONSS in exe
Constinopolis Mint, RIC 248, rare
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(0355) JULIAN II THE APOSTATE (as Caesar)27 viewsJulian II as Caesar
Caesar: 355 –360
Augustus: 360 -- 361.
Sole Augustus: 361 –363
struck 355 - 360 AD (Officina 2)
AE 17.5 mm; 2.33 g
Obv.: FL CL IVLIANVS NOB C / M , his bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev.: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO helmeted soldier standing l., spearing fallen horseman; horseman, wearing pointed hat, leaning l. on horse, turned r. and raising hand, shield on ground r.; MSLG in exe.
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint
RIC VIII, 191, 200 (R) ; Bastien 248 (3 ex) ; nummus-bible-database.com: only 1 piece, also from officina 2. Rare
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I44 views364 - 375 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.63 g
O: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive with right, labarum (chi-rho standard) in left hand
Siscia mint
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(0365) PROCOPIUS33 views365 - 366 AD
AE 16X17 mm 2.05 g
O: DN PROCOPIUS PF AVG diademed bust right
R: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield
Rare
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(0367) GRATIAN28 views367 - 383 AD
AE 22 x 23.5 mm; 3.31 g
O: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing front, head left, offering right
hand to female on left to rise from kneeling position, in other hand
he holds Victory on a globe
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(0367) GRATIAN--REPARATIO (ANTIOCH)31 views367 - 383 AD
AE 23 mm 5.95 g
O: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing front, head left, offering right
hand to female on left to rise from kneeling position, in other hand
he holds Victory on a globe,
ANTA in exer. ANTIOCH RIC IX 42(b).
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(0367) GRATIAN--REPARATIO (ARLES)27 views367 - 383 AD
AE 24 mm 4.03 g
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, GRATIAN STANDING R OFFERING HAND TO KNEELING FIGURE
PCON IN EXE
ARLES MINT
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(0367) GRATIAN--REPARATIO (ROME)38 views367 - 383 AD
AE 24,5 mm max 4.50 g
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVG, GRATIAN STANDING HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE, AND OFFERING HAND TO KNEELING FIGURE
SMRQ IN EXE
ROME MINT
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(0367) GRATIAN--REPARATIO (ROME)27 views367 - 383 AD
AE 22 mm 4.82 g
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVG, GRATIAN STANDING HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE, AND OFFERING HAND TO KNEELING FIGURE
SMRT IN EXE
ROME MINT
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II23 views375 - 392 AD
AE 16.5 mm; 1.21 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVGGG, emperor on galley left, holding phoenix
on globe in right hand and labarum in left hand; right foot on captive, Victory at helm
A in left field; TES in exe.
Thessalonica; cf RIC IX 61a. Scarce.
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--REPARATIO (ROME)41 views375 - 392 AD
AE 24 mm 5.40 g
O: D N VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST RIGHT
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE IN L HAND, AND HOLDING HAND OF KNEELING TURRETED WOMAN
SMRB IN EXE
ROME
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(0379) THEODOSIUS I24 views379 - 395 AD.
AE 17 mm, 1.77 g
O: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
R: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, turret on head, looking half right, holding sceptre, left hand on knee;
BSISC in exe.
Siscia mint
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(0379) THEODOSIUS I19 views379 - 396 AD
AE 23 mm; 3.12 g
O: D N THEODOSIVS PF AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirasseed bust at right.
R: REPARATIO REI PVB, Theodosius standing front, head left, offering right hand to female on left to rise from kneeling position, in other hand he holds Victory on a globe. ASISC in exergue.
Siscia mint; RIC XI 26c
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(0379) THEODOSIUS I19 views379 - 395 AD
AE 23 mm; 4.36 g
O: DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust at right.
R: REPA[RATIO REI PVB], Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling, turreted woman, with right hand
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(0383) ARCADIUS46 views383 - 408 AD
Struck 383 - 388 AD
AE 23 mm 4.71 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R HOLDING SPEAR, CROWNED BY HAND OF GOD ABOVE
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM
ARCADIUS STANDING FACING, HEAD L, HOLDING CHI-RHO STANDARD & SHIELED, CAPTIVE TO LEFT
SMNB IN EXE
NICOMEDIA
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(0383) ARCADIUS26 views383 - 408 AD
(struck ca. 395-401)
AE 17.5 mm 2.65 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: VIRTVS EXERCITI
ARCADIUS STANDING L HOLDING SPEAR AND RESTING HAND ON SHIELD, BEING CROWNED BY VICTORY, PELLET IN R FIELD
SMHA IN EXE
HERACLEA
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(0383) ARCADIUS35 views383 - 408 AD
AE 22 mm max. 4.44 g
O: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing holding labarum
in right hand and globe in left.
SMK Gamma in exe
Cyzicus
RIC IX Cyzicus 27b
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS9 views383-388 AD
AE 22 mm, 4.81 g
O: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right;
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, raising turreted woman with right hand, Victory on globe in left hand, Victory crowning him with wreath and holding palm frond
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(0393) HONORIUS25 views393 - 423 AD
AE 17 mm, 2.00 g
O: DN HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & curiassed bust right
R: VIRTVS EXERCITI, emperor standing front, holding spear & resting hand on shield, with head turned right while Victory crowns him with wreath
Cyzicus mint; RIC 68
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(0401) AELIA EUDOXIA66 views(wife of Arcadius)
401 - 404 AD
STRUCK 401-4-3
AE 16X17.5 mm 2.96 g
O: AEL EVD[OXIA AVG], DRAPED BUST R, HAND OF GOD HOLDING WREATH ABOVE HEAD
R: VICTORY SEATED R INSCRIBING CHRISTOGRAM ON SHIELD SET ON COLUMN
ART GAMMA IN EXE
ANTIOCH, OFFICINA 3 RIC X 104
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(05) CLAUDIUS40 views41 - 54 AD
AE As 27.5 mm 10.11 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP(P?)
BARE HEAD LEFT
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C
CONSTANTIA HELMETED & IN MILITARY DRESS STANDING L HOLDING SPEAR IN LEFT HAND
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(05) CLAUDIUS41 views41 - 54 AD
AE As 28.5 mm 10.31g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: [LIBERTAS] AVGVS[TA], Libertas standing facing r., holding pileus, l hand extended S-C
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(05) CLAUDIUS46 views CLAUDIUS
AE As
41-54 A.D.
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP PP Bare head left.
R: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S C, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus, left hand extended
Rome
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(05) CLAUDIUS11 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
AE As 28 mm; 8.62 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS17 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
AE As 25.5 mm, 9.91 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS23 viewsCLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)
41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 26 mm, 9.21 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CERES)24 views41 - 54 AD
AE 27 mm, 11.71 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP Bare headed bust of Claudius left
R: CERES AVGVSTA; SC IN EXE. Seated figure of Ceres left wearing veil, holding corn ear in right hand and torch across knee with left hand.

(Probably an unofficial imitative; note backward S in CERES and backward C in the SC on reverse.)
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)30 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 26 mm, 11.57 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)18 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 28 mm, 12.24 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)20 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 26 mm, 8.95 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)18 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 26 mm, 10.58 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)19 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 30 mm, 10.64 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)26 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 27.5 mm, 10.4 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CONSTANTIA)20 views41 - 54 AD
Struck circa 41-50 AD
Ć As 27 mm, 13.46 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
R: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand.
Rome mint; RIC 95
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(05) CLAUDIUS (QUADRANS) (HAND)19 views41 - 54 AD
AE QUADRANS 15 mm max., 4.31 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: Legend around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: Legend around S dot C
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(05) CLAUDIUS (QUADRANS) (HAND)18 views41 - 54 AD
AE QUADRANS 16 mm, 3.05 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: Legend around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: Legend around S dot C
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(05) CLAUDIUS (QUADRANS) (HAND)18 views41 - 54 AD
AE QUADRANS 16 mm, 3.41 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: Legend around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: Legend around S dot C
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(05) CLAUDIUS--QUADRANS (Hand)25 views41 - 54 AD
AE QUADRANS 15 mm 2.20 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: Legend around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: Legend around S dot C
(possibly barbarous imitative)
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(05) CLAUDIUS--QUADRANS (Hand)21 views41 - 54 AD
AE QUADRANS 16.5 X 18.5 mm 2.34 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S C
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(05) CLAUDIUS--QUADRANS (Hand)24 views41 - 54 AD
16 mm 2.39 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S dot C
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(05) CLAUDIUS--QUADRANS (Hand) 13 views41 - 54 AD
AE 16 mm 3.04 g
Date: 41 AD
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand left, holding pair of scales above P N R
Reverse: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S dot C
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(06) NERO36 views54 - 68 AD
(STRUCK AFTER 66 AD)
AE 29 mm 12.21 g
O: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX [TR POT PP]
LAUR HEAD R
[SECVRITAS AVGVSTI]
SECURITAS SEATED R RESTING HEAD ON RIGHT HAND, HOLDING SCEPTER, ALTAR & TORCH BEFORE
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(06) NERO16 views54-68 AD
AE 16.5 mm; 3.88 g
O:Draped bust right.
R: Hekate standing facing, wearing polos and holding long torch in each hand.
Lydia, Philadelphia; RPC 3041.
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(08) OTHO70 views69 AD
AR Denarius 3.1 g
O: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right.
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling long sceptre in left arm.
Rome, RIC 8
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(08) OTHO13 views15 January - 8 March 69 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm, 2.82 g
O: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas, draped, standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling sceptre in left arm
Rome; RIC 10; BMCRE 19; BN 11-13. Very Rare
Ex. Roma Numismatics auction 01.2019
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(09) VITELLIUS31 views VITELLIUS
69 AD
AE As
O: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate bust left
R: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, S-C across field, Libertas, draped, standing facing, head right, holding pileus in right hand and scepter in left.
Spanish, Tarraco?
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(0945) CONSTANTINE VII AND ROMANUS II30 viewsApr 945 - Nov 959 AD
AE FOLLIS 26 mm 5.77 g
(double strike on rev.)
O: +COnST bASIL ROM
CONSTINE VII FACING, BEARDED, WEARING MODIFIED LOROS AND CROWN WITH CROSS, GLOBUS CRUCIGER IN L HAND, AKAKIA IN R HAND
R: + COnSt/EnThEO bA/SILEVS R/OmEOn
DOC 26; SEAR 1761
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(1143) MANUEL I COMNENUS18 views1143-1180 AD
AE 16 mm, 1.96 g
Facing bust of Manuel I holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left
Facing bust of St.George, nimbate, holding shield and spear
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(12) DOMITIAN25 views81 - 96 AD
Struck year 198 = 94/5 AD
AE 19 mm; 5.47 g
O: Laureate head, r.
R: War god Phanebal standing l., holding harpa in right hand, round shield in left hand, palm branch behind at right.
Judaea, Ascalon; cf RPC II 2215 ff

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(501i) Roman Republic, D. Junius L.f. Silanus, 91 B.C.58 viewsSilver denarius, Syd 646a, RSC Junia 16, S 225 var, Cr 337/3 var, VF, 3.718g, 18.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 91 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, X (control letter) behind; reverse Victory in a biga right holding reins in both hands, V (control numeral) above, D•SILANVS / ROMA in ex; mint luster in recesses. Ex FORVM.

Although the coin itself does not commemorate the event, the date this coin was struck is historically significant.

MARCUS Livius DRUSUS (his father was the colleague of Gaius Gracchus in the tribuneship, 122 B.C.), became tribune of the people in 91 B.C. He was a thoroughgoing conservative, wealthy and generous, and a man of high integrity. With some of the more intelligent members of his party (such as Marcus Scaurus and L. Licinius Crassus the orator) he recognized the need of reform. At that time an agitation was going on for the transfer of the judicial functions from the equites to the senate; Drusus proposed as a compromise a measure which restored to the senate the office of judices, while its numbers were doubled by the admission of 300 equites. Further, a special commission was to be appointed to try and sentence all judices guilty of taking bribes.

The senate was hesitant; and the equites, whose occupation was threatened, offered the most violent opposition. In order, therefore, to catch the popular votes, Drusus proposed the establishment of colonies in Italy and Sicily, and an increased distribution of corn at a reduced rate. By help of these riders the bill was carried.

Drusus now sought a closer alliance with the Italians, promising them the long coveted boon of the Roman franchise. The senate broke out into open opposition. His laws were abrogated as informal, and each party armed its adherents for the civil struggle which was now inevitable. Drusus was stabbed one evening as he was returning home. His assassin was never discovered (http://62.1911encyclopedia.org/D/DR/DRUSUS_MARCUS_LIVIUS.htm).

The ensuing "Social War" (91-88 B.C.) would set the stage for the "Civil Wars" (88-87 & 82-81 B.C.) featuring, notably, Marius & Sulla; two men who would make significant impressions on the mind of a young Julius Caesar. Caesar would cross the Rubicon not thirty years later.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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(502a) Roman Republic, L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 B.C.157 viewsSilver denarius, S 235, Calpurnia 11, Crawford 340/1, Syd 663a, VF, rainbow toning, Rome mint, 3.772g, 18.5mm, 180o, 90 B.C. obverse: laureate head of Apollo right, scorpion behind; Reverse naked horseman galloping right holding palm, L PISO FRVGI and control number CXI below; ex-CNA XV 6/5/91, #443. Ex FORVM.


A portion of the following text is a passage taken from the excellent article “The Calpurnii and Roman Family History: An Analysis of the Piso Frugi Coin in the Joel Handshu Collection at the College of Charleston,” by Chance W. Cook:

In the Roman world, particularly prior to the inception of the principate, moneyers were allotted a high degree of latitude to mint their coins as they saw fit. The tres viri monetales, the three men in charge of minting coins, who served one-year terms, often emblazoned their coins with an incredible variety of images and inscriptions reflecting the grandeur, history, and religion of Rome. Yet also prominent are references to personal or familial accomplishments; in this manner coins were also a means by which the tres viri monetales could honor their forbearers. Most obvious from an analysis of the Piso Frugi denarius is the respect and admiration that Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who minted the coin, had for his ancestors. For the images he selected for his dies relate directly to the lofty deeds performed by his Calpurnii forbearers in the century prior to his term as moneyer. The Calpurnii were present at many of the watershed events in the late Republic and had long distinguished themselves in serving the state, becoming an influential and well-respected family whose defense of traditional Roman values cannot be doubted.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who was moneyer in 90 B.C., depicted Apollo on the obverse and the galloping horseman on the reverse, as does his son Gaius. However, all of L. Piso Frugi’s coins have lettering similar to “L-PISO-FRVGI” on the reverse, quite disparate from his son Gaius’ derivations of “C-PISO-L-F-FRV.”

Moreover, C. Piso Frugi coins are noted as possessing “superior workmanship” to those produced by L. Piso Frugi.

The Frugi cognomen, which became hereditary, was first given to L. Calpurnius Piso, consul in 133 B.C., for his integrity and overall moral virtue. Cicero is noted as saying that frugal men possessed the three cardinal Stoic virtues of bravery, justice, and wisdom; indeed in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, a synonym of frugalitas is bonus, generically meaning “good” but also implying virtuous behavior. Gary Forsythe notes that Cicero would sometimes invoke L. Calpurnius Piso’s name at the beginning of speeches as “a paragon of moral rectitude” for his audience.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi’s inclusion of the laureled head of Apollo, essentially the same obverse die used by his son Gaius (c. 67 B.C.), was due to his family’s important role in the establishment of the Ludi Apollinares, the Games of Apollo, which were first instituted in 212 B.C. at the height of Hannibal’s invasion of Italy during the Second Punic War. By that time, Hannibal had crushed Roman armies at Cannae, seized Tarentum and was invading Campania.

Games had been used throughout Roman history as a means of allaying the fears
of the populace and distracting them from issues at hand; the Ludi Apollinares were no different. Forsythe follows the traditional interpretation that in 211 B.C., when C. Calpurnius Piso was praetor, he became the chief magistrate in Rome while both consuls were absent and the three other praetors were sent on military expeditions against Hannibal.

At this juncture, he put forth a motion in the Senate to make the Ludi Apollinares a yearly event, which was passed; the Ludi Apollinares did indeed become an important festival, eventually spanning eight days in the later Republic. However, this interpretation is debatable; H.H. Scullard suggests that the games were not made permanent until 208 B.C. after a severe plague prompted the Senate to make them a fixture on the calendar. The Senators believed Apollo would serve as a “healing god” for the people of Rome.

Nonetheless, the Calpurnii obviously believed their ancestor had played an integral role in the establishment of the Ludi Apollinares and thus prominently displayed
the head or bust of Apollo on the obverse of the coins they minted.

The meaning of the galloping horseman found on the reverse of the L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi coin is more complicated. It is possible that this is yet another reference to the Ludi Apollinares. Chariot races in the Circus Maximus were a major component of the games, along with animal hunts and theatrical performances.

A more intriguing possibility is that the horseman is a reference to C. Calpurnius Piso, son of the Calpurnius Piso who is said to have founded the Ludi Apollinares. This C. Calpurnius Piso was given a military command in 186 B.C. to quell a revolt in Spain. He was victorious, restoring order to the province and also gaining significant wealth in the process.

Upon his return to Rome in 184, he was granted a triumph by the Senate and eventually erected an arch on the Capitoline Hill celebrating his victory. Of course
the arch prominently displayed the Calpurnius name. Piso, however, was not an infantry commander; he led the cavalry.

The difficulty in accepting C. Calpurnius Piso’s victory in Spain as the impetus for the galloping horseman image is that not all of C. Piso Frugi’s coins depict the horseman or cavalryman carrying the palm, which is a symbol of victory. One is inclined to believe that the victory palm would be prominent in all of the coins minted by C. Piso Frugi (the son of L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi) if it indeed signified the great triumph of C. Calpurnius Piso in 186 B.C. Yet the palm’s appearance is clearly not a direct reference to military feats of C. Piso Frugi’s day. As noted, it is accepted that his coins were minted in 67 B.C.; in that year, the major victory by Roman forces was Pompey’s swift defeat of the pirates throughout the Mediterranean.

Chrestomathy: Annual Review of Undergraduate Research at the College of Charleston. Volume 1, 2002: pp. 1-10© 2002 by the College of Charleston, Charleston SC 29424, USA.All rights to be retained by the author.
http://www.cofc.edu/chrestomathy/vol1/cook.pdf


There are six (debatably seven) prominent Romans who have been known to posterity as Lucius Calpurnius Piso:

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi: (d. 261 A.D.) a Roman usurper, whose existence is
questionable, based on the unreliable Historia Augusta.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus: deputy Roman Emperor, 10 January 69 to15 January
69, appointed by Galba.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 27 A.D.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 1 B.C., augur

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 15 B.C., pontifex

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus: Consul in 58 B.C. (the uncle of Julius Caesar)

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi: Moneyer in 90 B.C. (our man)


All but one (or two--if you believe in the existence of "Frugi the usurper" ca. 261 A.D.) of these gentlemen lack the Frugi cognomen, indicating they are not from the same direct lineage as our moneyer, though all are Calpurnii.

Calpurnius Piso Frugi's massive issue was intended to support the war against the Marsic Confederation. The type has numerous variations and control marks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucius_Calpurnius_Piso
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/indexfrm.asp?vpar=55&pos=0

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(504c) Roman Republic, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C.68 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 413/1, RSC I Cassia 10, SRCV I 364, aVF, struck with worn dies, Rome mint, weight 3.867g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 63 B.C. Obverse: veiled bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, L before; Reverse: LONGIN III V, voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista.

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

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

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


Plutarch: Cicero's Death

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

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

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

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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(Deceased) Constantine I Magnus59 views(Deceased) Constantine I Magnus, (338-340 CE)
Constantine I, veiled head/Constantine riding quadriga right, reaching up towards the hand of god (Manus Dei).
Trier Mint (?)
AE 12
Belisarius
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*CILICIA, Tarsos. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche enthroned/Zeus Nikephoros40 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Ć24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Orontes, who swims right below / TARSEWN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; SAN/FILI in two lines to left. Cf. SNG France 1374; SNG Levante 979-80 var. (magistrates); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. ancientone
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*Moesia, Markianopolis. AE24. Severus Alexander(A.D. 222 - 235) Struck under governor Alexander Julius Gaetulicus.27 viewsObv. AVT K M AV CEVH [ALEXAN]DPOC, Severus Alexander bust r.
Rev. VP IOV GETOV - LI - KOV MARKIAN[OP / OLIT] --> WN in lower left field, Serapis standing left, right hand raised, holding sceptre in left.
Hristova&Jekov, p. 171, no. 6.32.6.3.; AMNG I, 1, no. 982.
ancientone
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*Moesia, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus24 views Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum.
Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.8g
obv. AV K - AI C - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - T PROC ICT
Hygieia st.r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera in l. hand
AMNG 1384 var. not in Hristova/Jekov
rare
ancientone
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*Pisidia, Antioch. Volusian AE22. Roma with captive34 viewsRoma w/ helmet seated r., statue in each hand : in front of her a captive kneeling, imploring ; ANTIOCHI OCL A S R
SNG France 3, 1307 ; Krzyzanowska, VI/17.
ancientone
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*SOLD*45 viewsBalbinus AE 36

Attribution: SNG Paris 1627 (same dies), Tarsus, rare
Date: AD 238
Obverse: AVT KAIC KAI BALBEINON CEB, laureate and draped bust r.,
Ω / Π in l. and r. fields
Reverse: TA PCOY M HTPO Π O Λ C Ω C, Perseus stg. l. holding head of Gorgon Medusa in r. hand and a harpa in l. hand, A/K in l. field, M/B/ Γ in r. field
Size: 35 mm
Weight: 20.4 grams
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*SOLD*40 viewsAntoninus Pius AE/AS

Attribution: Unpublished variety of PIETAS AVG As
Date: AD 145-147
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS PP TRP COS IIII, laureate, cuirassed, and draped bust r.
Reverse: PI-E-TAS AVG, Pietas stg l. holding patera in r. hand, l. arm in fold of dress,
S-C across fields
Size: 25mm
Weight: 10.4 grams
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*SOLD*43 viewsAurelian AE Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 244
Date: AD 272-274
Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Aurelian standing r. clasping hands with Concordia who
stands l., XXIQ in exergue
Size: 23.2 mm
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*SOLD*38 viewsNerva AE/As

Attribution: RIC 77, Cohen 7, BMC 127
Date: AD 96-98
Obverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP COS III P P, laureate head r.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas stg. facing, head l., scales in r. hand, cornucopiae in l. hand, S-C across fields
Size: 25.8 mm
Weight: 9.4 grams
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*SOLD*16 viewsMaximus Caesar As

Attribution: RIC IV 10, Cohen 13, rare
Date: AD 236
Obverse: C IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES, bare-headed, draped bust as seen from behind (scarcer obverse inscription)
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Maximus stg. l. holding baton in r.hand & transverse spear in l., to r. behind, two legionary standards, S C in r. and l. fields
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 9.6 grams
ex-Forvm
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*SOLD*20 viewsGallienus Billon Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 667, Antioch
Date: AD260-263
Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiate and cuirasses bust r.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, soldier Mars stg. l. holding spear and resting r. hand on shield
Size: 21.3 mm
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*SOLD*43 viewsLicinius II AE

Attribution: RIC VII 30, Alexandria
Date: AD 321-324
Obverse: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, helmeted and cuirassed bust r., holding shield,
spear over shoulder
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter stg. l.; chlamys over l. shoulder, Victory in r. hand, staff in l., eagle w/ wreath in beak at feet, bound captive behind, X w/ 12 ˝ denarii communes mark below, SMALA in exergue
Size: 18 mm
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*SOLD*81 viewsConstantius II AE2

Attribution: RIC VIII 67, Nicomedia
Date: AD 348-351
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped,
cuirassed bust l., holding globe
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing l., holding labarum in r. hand,
resting l. hand on shield; two bound captives kneeling before him, SMNA in exergue
Size: 21 mm
Weight: 4.04 grams
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*SOLD*25 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 26b, RSC 3
Date: AD 245
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate bust r.
Reverse: ADVENTVS AVGG, emperor on horseback l. raising hand
Size: 22 mm
Weight: 3.75 grams
1 commentsNoah
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*SOLD*20 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE3

Attribution: RIC 241, Siscia
Date: AD 334-335
Obverse: CONSTAN- TINOPOLIs, helmeted & laureate and mantled bust of
Constantinopolis l. holding scepter
Reverse: Victory stg. l. on prow of galley, holding transverse scepter & resting hand on shield, dot BSIS dot in exergue
Size: 19 mm
Noah
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*SOLD*18 viewsFlorian Silvered Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 112, Serdica
Date: AD 276
Obverse: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR, Providentia stg. on l. facing r., holding two ensigns, opposite her, Sol is facing l., raising hand in salute & holding globe, star between, B in exergue
Size: 22 mm
ex-Forvm
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*SOLD*17 viewsAntoninus Pius AE/As

Attribution: RIC III, 1024
Date: AD 158-159
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, laureate head r.
Reverse: FORTVNA OBSEQENS, Fortuna standing l. holding patera and rudder set on a prow in r. hand cornucopia in l., S-C across fields, COS IIII in exergue
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 10.21 grams
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*SOLD*15 viewsClaudius II Billon Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 62 variant (scepter instead of cornucopia)
Date: AD 269-270
Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: LIBERT AVG, Libertas stg. facing, head l., holding pileum in her right hand and a tall scepter in her l., X in r. field. (Reverse of Gallienus - cf Sear5 11349)
Size: 18.9 mm
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*SOLD*7 viewsClaudius Copper As

Attribution: RIC I 111, Cohen 14
Date: AD 50-54
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head l.
Reverse: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S C, Constantia in military dress, standing l., raising hand and holding spear
Size: 28.2 mm
Weight: 11.57 grams
ex-Forvm
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-Chersonesus Thraciae, Lysimachia. AE24 Artemis29 viewsLysimachia, the Thracian Chersonese.
Obv: Bust of young Herakles wearing lion skin
Rev: (ΛΥΣΙΜΑ) - ΧΕΩΝ Artemis r., clad in short chiton, holding with both hands two long torches; behind shoulder, top of bow and quiver.
BMC 2. Mushmov 5512
ancientone
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-Procopius AE3. Heraclea. AD 366.44 viewsD N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left / REPARTI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum & resting hand on shield; Chi-Rho in upper right field. SMHB. RIC IX Heraclea 7.6. Rare (R2)ancientone
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...and another shot of the Carthaginian crusher63 viewsLooks a lot like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, doesn't it?

YUM!

ZEUGITANA, Carthage. 15 shekel.
AE45, 95.4g
circa 200 BC
Obverse: head of Tanit
Reverse: horse standing right, left foreleg up; above, radiate disc flanked by uraei

I don't have a reference book and the only other picture of one I've found is on the magnagraecia.nl site. Their list indicates four specimens known to them. Don't know if this is one of the four.
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0 - Antoninus Pius Silver Didrachm of Caearea, Cappadocia - Pietas standing w/ Altar32 views~
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Ancient Roman Empire
Emperor Antoninus Pius ( 138 - 161 AD )
Silver Didrachm (two drachmai) of Caesarea, Cappadocia.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Bare headed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from Behind.
rev: Pietas, unveiled, standing left, raising right hand over lighted altar and holding open box in left hand.

Weight: 5.9 Grams.
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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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000 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Clasped Hands97 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius - Clasped Hands
Rome Mint, AD 73
obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN - Laureled head right.

rev: FIDES PVBL - Clasped hands holding wheat ears, opium poppies and caduceus.
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A bit off-center, but a beautiful portrait of the Emperor, and great detail on the poppy heads.
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**More photos of this Vespasian Denarius below, in Alphabetical order...
4 commentsrexesq
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000 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Clasped Hands 30 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius - Clasped Hands
Rome Mint, AD 73
obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN - Laureled head right.

rev: FIDES PVBL - Clasped hands holding wheat ears, opium poppies and caduceus.
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A bit off-center, but a beautiful portrait of the Emperor, and great detail on the poppy heads.
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** These photos slightly bright and off-color due to lighting
**More photos of this Vespasian Denarius below, in Alphabetical order...
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0001 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Concordia42 viewsReference.
RIC --; Mule obverse of Hadrian, reverse of Sabina

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

Rev. CONCOR DIA AVG
Concordia, draped, seated left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; cornucopiae under seat.

3.41 gr
17 mm
okidoki
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0002 - Denarius Augustus 2BC-14AC35 viewsObv/CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Augustus laureate head r.
Rev/AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES in exergue. Gaius and Lucius Caesar, on l. and r., standing front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield, a spear; above, on l., a simpulum r., and on r., lituus l.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.81g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/207 [C] - RCV 1597 - BMCRE 519 - RSC 43 - Calicó 855
ex-van Alsenoy
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0002 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia66 viewsReference.
RIC-; C. -;

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DIVI NER NEP PM TRP COS CONCORD in exergue.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under chair

3.19 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Obv. like RIC 9c or BMC 17
Rev. like RIC 14 or BMC 33
4 commentsokidoki
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0003 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-ŕ-vis81 viewsReference
Strack 1; RIC III 3; C. 1009; RIC II, 2b

Bust B1

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

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P
Trajan standing, delivering globe to Hadrian standing, left facing him; both are laureate and togate and hold rolls in their left hands.

2.89 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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001 - Augustus denarius - RIC 20750 viewsObv:– CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Laureate head right
Rev:– C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on r. a lituus left
Minted in Lugdunum. B.C. 2 to A.D. 4.
Ref:– BMC 533. RIC I Augustus 207

Ex-Forvm
2 commentsMartin Griffiths
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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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001.Claudius 41-54 AD33 viewsAE As
Mint: Rome, Date:41-50 AD
Ref: RIC I-95
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP - Bare head left
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C-Constantia standing front, head turned left, Right hand up, holding spear.
S-C -Senatus Consulto,struck by the public authority of the Senate,"by decree of the Senate"
Size: 28 mm;8.86 gms
Ref: RIC I-95
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0015 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia38 viewsReference
Strack 3; RIC III, 15; C.250; RIC II, 4

Bust B1

Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, balteus strap over shoulder and across chest.

Rev: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P in exergue CONCORD.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes standing on cippus, cornucopiae under chair.

3.0 gr.
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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002 - Probus Antoniniani - RIC 336 var. 87 viewsObv: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia clasping hands.
Minted in Ticinum (PXXT in exe), Emission 3 Officina 1, AD 277
Bust type G.
1 commentspierre_p77
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 001a, Emerita, AR-Quinarius, P CARIS I LEG, Victory standing right and Trophy,279 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 001a, Emerita, AR-Quinarius, P CARIS I LEG, Victory standing right and Trophy,
avers:- AVGVST, Bare head of Augustus right,
revers:- P-CARIS-I-LEG, Victory draped standing right, with both hands placing wreath on trophy, consisting of helmet and cuirass, against base of trophy, dagger to left and curved sword with hilt closed by a bar to right .
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-15mm, weight: 1,41g, axes: 2h,
mint: Emerita, date: 25-23 B.C., ref: RIC-I-1a, C-386,
Q-001
quadrans
Augustus_AR-Den_CAESAR-AVGVSTVS-DIVI-F-PATER-PATRIAE_AVGVSTI-F-COS-DESIG-PRINC-IVVENT-C-L-CAESARES_RIC-207_C-43_Lugdunum_2BC-4AD_Q-001_axis-7h_xxmm_x,xxxg-s.jpg
002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 207, Lugdunum, AR-Denarius, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front,342 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC I 207, Lugdunum, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front,
avers:-CAESAR-AVGVSTVS-DIVI-F-PATER-PATRIAE, Laureate head right.
revers:- AVGVSTI-F-COS-DESIG-PRINC-IVVENT-C-L-CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, and in field above, a lituus right and simpulum left (in "b9"-like formation).
exerg: -/-//C L CAESARES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 2 B.C.-4 A.D., ref: RIC-207, C-43,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 420, Rome, AE-Quadrans, •III•VIR•A•A•A•F•F, Legend around S•C,82 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 420, Rome, AE-Quadrans, •III•VIR•A•A•A•F•F, Legend around S•C,
avers:- LAMIA-SILIVS-ANNIVS, Clasped hands around a caduceus.
revers:- •III•VIR•A•A•A•F•F, Legend around large S•C.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,13g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 9 B.C., ref: RIC-I-420, C-338, BMC 200, S 1693,
Q-001
quadrans
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002 AUGUSTUS AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT18 viewsEMPEROR: Augustus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. laureate head right
REVERSE: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES below, Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left (in "b9"-like formation)
DATE: 2 BC - ca 13 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 3.63 g
RIC: I.207 (C)
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002. Augustus (31 BC- 14 AD)48 viewsAugustus

He suffered but two severe and ignominious defeats, those of Lollius [15 B.C.] and Varus [9 A.D.], both of which were in Germany. Of these the former was more humiliating than serious, but the latter was almost fatal, since three legions were cut to pieces with their general, his lieutenants, and all the auxiliaries. In fact, they say that he was so greatly affected that for several months in succession he cut neither his beard nor his hair, and sometimes he would dash his head against a door, crying: "Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" And he observed the day of the disaster each year as one of sorrow and mourning.

Lyons mint, 2 BC - ca 13 AD. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES below, Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left ("b9"). BMC 533, RSC 43

This is one of my first 12 caesar coins. I got this from an all text list from M&R coins.
ecoli
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0026 - Denarius Hadrian 117 AC15 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, Hadrian laureate head r., with drapery on l. shoulder.
Rev/PARTH F DIVI NER NEP PM TR P COS, PIETAS on field, Pietas standing l. raising r. hand.

Ag, 20.05mm, 3.32g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/13a [C] - RSC 1023 - BMCRE 31
ex-Áureo, auction 25 apr 2007, lot 1029
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003 - Crispus (Caesar 317-326 AD) AE 3 - RIC 20 (rare)26 viewsObv: CRISPVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS, soldier standing right, holding spear in right hand, shield on gruond at left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.gamma. in exe), officina 3, 317-318 AD.
Rated in RIC as R4
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0032 - Denarius Marcia 134 BC32 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., behind modius, before crossed X.
Rev/Victory in biga r., holding reins in l. and whip in r. hand; below M MAR C, below RO MA divided by two grain ears.

Ag, 19.7mm, 3.79g
Moneyer: M.Marcius Mn.f.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 245/1 [dies o/r: 120/150] - BMCRR 1008 - Syd. 500.
ex-Valencia Coin Market 20 may 2007
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0033 - Denarius Postumia 131 BC60 viewsObv/Helmeted head or Roma r., nehind apex, before crossed X.
Rev/Mars in quadriga r., holding spear, shield and reins in l. and trophy in r. hand; below L POST ALB, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.92g
Moneyer: L.Postumius Albinus (son)
Mint: Rome.
RRC 252/1 [dies o/r: 47/59] - BMCRR Rome 1129 - RSC Postumia 1 - Syd. 472
ex-Münzen & Medaillen, auction 28 may 207, lot 1310
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0038 - Denarius Hadrian 119 AC11 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Hadrian head laureate r., draped on l. shoulder.
Rev/PM TR P COS III, VOT PUB in field, Pietas veiled standing r. raising both hands.

Ag, 18.7mm, 2.63g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/141b [C] - BMCRE 324 - RCV 3549 - RSC 1477
ex-Valencia Coin Market, 20 may 2007
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004 - Constantine I "the great" (307-337 AD), Follis - RIC 15340 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. laureated and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COMITI AVGG NN, Sol standing left, chlamys falling from left shoulder, holding up globe in right hand and whip in left hand.
Minted in Londinium - London - (* in right field, PLN in exe.), c mid 310 - late 312 AD.
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004 - Julian II "the Apostate" (360-363 AD), AE 3 - RIC 10857 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG, pearldiademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right and shield in left hand.
Rev: VOT / X / MVLT / XX within wreath.
Minted in Sirmium (ASIRM in exe), first officina, summer 361 - 26 Jun 363 AD.
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004 Agrippa (63-12 B.C.), RIC I 058 (Tiberius), Rome, AE-As, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.86 views004 Agrippa (63-12 B.C.), RIC I 058 (Tiberius), Rome, AE-As, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.
avers:- M•AGRIPPA•L•F•COS•III, head left wearing rostral crown.
revers:- Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 10,82 g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: Struck under Caligula, 37-41 A.D., ref: RIC 58 (Caligula), Cohen 3, BMC 161(Tiberius),
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004 Hadrian Denarius 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-ŕ-vis eastern mint34 viewsReference.
Strack *3; Paris 4616

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front.

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P ADOPTIO in exergue
Trajan holding with both hands, Hadrian's right hand; left hand on hip

2.73 gr
18 mm
6h

Note.
This early series celebrates the adoption of Hadrian by Trajan, therefore legitimizing Hadrian's succession to the people.
on Rome Mint Trajan or both would hold a volumen/rolls
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004.Titus 79-81 AD43 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM,Laureate head of Titus right.
Rev: TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, Two captives seated left and right, back to back, between them, trophy composed of cuirass, helmet, and oblong shields,the captive on left is a woman, draped, hooded, and rests head on right hand; the captive on right is a man, naked,and has his hands bound behind his back.
Ref: RIC II-102
Possible Judea Capta type,Hendin-778;Meshorer TJC,Supplement 5,Type I
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0049 - Denarius Aemilia 114-3 BC39 viewsObv/ Laureate female bust (Roma?) r., veiled and wearing diadem; before, ROMA; behind, crossed X.
Rev/ Three arches, on which stands equestrian status - horseman wears cuirass and wreath, and holds spear in r. hand; around, MN AEMILIO; between arches, L E P.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: Mn. Aemilius Lepidus
Mint: Rome
RRC 291/1 [dies o/r: 283/354 - BMCRR Italy 590
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 116, lot 3080
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004b CLAUDIUS33 viewsEMPEROR: Claudius
DENOMINATION: As
OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left
REVERSE: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand
DATE: Ad 42-54
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 11.61 g
RIC: 113
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005 - Gordian III (338-344 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 245 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt over Gordian who stands left at his feet and sceptre in left hand.
Minted in Rome 238 AD.
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005 - Maximian (second regin 306-308 AD), half follis - RIC 91b44 viewsObv: DN MAXIMIANO FELICISS, laureate bust right in imperial mantle, right hand rised.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch in right hand and leaning on sceptre left.
Minted in Alexandria (gamma in mid field. ALE in exe), officina 3, earlier to mid 308 AD (that is before his second abdication at the conference in Carnuntum). Scarce according to RIC.

The coin type is supposed to honor the senior emperors Diocletian and Maximian after their abdication in 305 AD.
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005. Claudius24 viewsCopper as, RIC I 111, Cohen 14, SRCV I 1858, Rome mint, 50 - 54 A.D.; obverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left; reverse CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S C, Constantia in military dress, standing left, raising hand and holding spear

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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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0053 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia55 viewsReference.
Strack 13; RIC III, 53; C. 248; RIC II, 9

Bust A4 balteus

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bare bust with drapery, and balteus

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS CONCORD in Ex.
Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopiae under throne.

3.32 gr
20 mm
12h
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0053 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia9 viewsReference.
Strack 13; RIC III, 53; C. 248; RIC II, 9

Bust A4

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bare bust with drapery

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS CONCORD in Ex.
Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopiae under throne.

3.27 gr
18 mm
12h
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0057 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna30 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC III, 57; C. 749; BMC 20; RIC II 10

Bust A4

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

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

4.02 gr
19 mm
6h
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0058 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna54 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC III, 58; C. 749a; BMC 20; RIC II, 10

Bust B1

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

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

2.48 gr
19 mm
12h

Note.
"Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) Traian(o) Hadriano Aug(usto) Divi Tra(iani) / Parth(ici) f(ilio) Divi Ner(vae) nep(oti) p(ontifici) m(aximo) tr(ibunicia) p(otestate) co(n)s(uli) Fort(unae) red(uci)"
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005d. Agrippina II89 viewsLYDIA, Hypaepa. Agrippina Jr., mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 AD. Ć 14mm (2.33 gm). Draped bust of Agrippina right / Cult statue of Artemis. RPC I 2541; SNG Copenhagen -.

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

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

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

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

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006 Orbiana Sestertius 171 viewsOrbiana Ć Sestertius, 19.445 g, 12h
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue, Severus Alexander standing right, holding role & clasping hands with Orbiana, veiled, standing left. Cohen 6.

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006 Orbiana Sestertius 145 viewsOrbiana Ć Sestertius, 16.865 g, 12h
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue, Severus Alexander standing right, holding role & clasping hands with Orbiana, veiled, standing left. Cohen 6.
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006.Nerva 96-98 AD23 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 97 AD
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP- Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM - Clasped hands, holding legionary eagle, resting on a galley prow.
Size:17.5mm;3.11 gms
Ref: RIC II- 15d
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0064 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pax standing25 viewsReference.
Strack 16; RIC III, 64; C 1011 var. BMC 27; RIC II, 12

Bust A4 Balteus

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bare bust with drapery, and balteus

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP PM TR P COS in Ex. PAX
Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand and cornucopiae in left

2.66 gr
19 mm
6h
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0067 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas54 viewsReference.
Strack 17; RIC III, 67; RIC II, 13

Bust A4 Balteus

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bare bust with drapery, and balteus

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS PIE | TAS across fields
Pietas, veiled, standing facing, head left, right hand raised.

3.04 gr
19 mm
6h
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0067 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas standing47 viewsReference.
RIC III, 67; BMCRE 15; C 1024; Strack 17; RIC II, 8a

Bust A4

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Laureate bare bust with drapery


Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P PIETAS
Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand

3.13 gr
19 mm
6h
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0068 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas46 viewsReference.
Strack 17; RIC III, 68; C 1023; RIC II 13

Bust B1 Balteus

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate bare bust with drapery, and balteus

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP PM TR P COS/ PIE-TAS across field.
Pietas, veiled, standing facing, head left, right hand raised.

3.25 gr
20 mm
6h
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007 - Claudius II (268-270 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 13 31 viewsObv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG, emperor on horseback left, holding scptre and rising hand in salute.
Minted in Rome.
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007 - Constans (337-350 AD), AE 2 - RIC 12649 viewsObv. D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier advancing right, draging small person from hut under tree.
Minted in Antioch (AN gamma in exe), 3d officina, 348-350 AD
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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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0071 - Denarius Pomponia 66 BC30 viewsObv/Laureate head of Apollo r., two crossed flutes behind.
Rev/POMPONI MVSA, Euterpe, muse of lyric poetry, standing r., holding two flutes in r. hand.

Ag, 19.6mm, 3.88g
Moneyer: Q Pomponius Musa.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 410/5 [dies o/r: 10/11] - BMCRE Rome 3613 - Syd.815 - RCV 355 - RSC Pomponia 13 - Calicó 1184.
ex-Jesús Vico, auction nov 2008, lot 290
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0079 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia34 viewsReference.
Strack 26; RIC III, 79; C 251; RIC II 17

Bust A4

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bare bust with drapery

Rev. P M TR P COS DES II in ex. CONCORD
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes standing on cippus, cornucopiae under chair.

2.87 gr
20 mm
12h
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008 - Constantius II (augustus 347-355 AD), AE2 - RIC 7134 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diadem, draped and ciurassed bust left, globe in hand.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor in military dress, standing left, holding standard with chi-rho on banner, left hand on chield. Two kneeling captives at feet, leaning to left. Star in field.

Minted in Nicomedia (SMNgamma), officina 3.
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008. Marcus Agrippa, general and son-in-law of Augustus (Died 12 B.C.) 48 viewsAv.: M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Rv.: Neptune, in r. hand small dolphin, in l. hand trident / S–C

AE As Ř28 / 10.2g
RIC 58 Rome, Cohen 3
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0083 - Republic, Didrachm (Quadrigatus)53 viewsRome or other italian mint, c 215-211 BC
Laureate janiform head of Dioscuri
ROMA in relief in linear frame at exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory.
6,69 gr - 20-21 mm
Ref : RCV #33, RSC # 24
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0086 - Denarius Tiberius 15-6 AC50 viewsObv/TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Tiberius laureate head, r.
Rev/TR POT XVII, Tiberius, laureate and cloacked, standing in slow quadriga, holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre; the horses' heads all turned r.; IMP VII in ex.

Ag, 18.3mm, 3.70g
Mint: Lugdunum
RIC I/4 [R2] - BMCRE 8
ex-Ingemar Wallin Mynthandel
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0087 - Denarius Aemilia/Plautia 58 BC44 viewsObv/ M SCAVR / AED CVR Kneeling figure r., holding olive branch and reins of camel standing beside him; on either side, EX – S·C. In exergue, REX ARETAS.
Rev/ P HVPSAE / AED CVR Jupiter in quadriga l. holding reins in l. hand and hurling thunderbolt with r.; behind, CAPTV. Below, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE.

Ag, 18.6 mm, 3.96 g
Moneyers: M. Aemilius Scaurus, P. Plautius Hypsaeus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 422/1b [dies o/r: 336/373] - Bab. Aemilia , Plautia 10 - Syd. 912
ex-CNG Coins, auction e-248, lot 350
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0089 - Denarius Furia 119 BC37 viewsObv/ M FOVRI L F, laureate head of Janus.
Rev/ Roma standing l., holding sceptre in l. hand and crowning trophy with r. hand; behind, ROMA; above, star; on the l. field, trophy surmounted by a helmet in the form of a boar's head and flanked by carnyx and shield on each side; in ex. PHILI.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 3.90 g
Moneyer: M. Furius L.f. Philus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 281/1 [dies o/r: 393/491] - BMCRR Italy 555 - Bab. Furia 18 - Sydenham 529
ex-inAsta, auction 38, lot 473
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009. Vitellius 69 AD155 viewsVITELLIUS. 69 AD.

Without doubt, the most fortuitous moment in Vitellius' political career was his appointment as governor of Lower Germany by the emperor Galba late in 68.

Vitellius has not escaped the hostility of his biographers. While he may well have been gluttonous, his depiction as indolent, cruel, and extravagant is based almost entirely on the propaganda of his enemies. On the other hand, whatever moderating tendencies he did show were overshadowed by his clear lack of military expertise, a deficiency that forced him to rely in critical situations on largely inneffective lieutenants. As a result he was no match for his Flavian successors, and his humiliating demise was perfectly in keeping with the overall failure of his reign.

AR Denarius (20mm, 3.24 gm). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Tripod-lebes; dolphin above, raven below. RIC I 109; RSC 111. Ex-Cng
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009.Antonius Pius 138 - 161 AD28 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 151-152 AD
Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP- Laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII - Pax standing left with a branch in right hand & a scepter in left,left leg exposed.
Size: 19mm; 3.5gms
Ref: RIC III-216a
To shiny for the scan.
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0095 - Denarius Porcia 110-9 BC43 viewsObv/ Head of Roma in winged helmet r., (above, ROMA), P. LAECA l., X below.
Rev/ Military governor standing l., placing hand over citizen before him; after him, attendant standing r. and holding rods; in ex., PROVOCO.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 3.91 g
Moneyer: P. Porcius Laeca.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 301/1 [dies o/r: 88/110] - Syd. 571 - RSC Porcia 4
ex-AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2011
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00a Domitian as Caesar RIC 541338 viewsAR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 541 (R2). BMC 129 var. RSC 664. BNC 105 var.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 701. = Helios, ebay, 29 November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

This is an extremely rare denarius of Domitian as Caesar, the second earliest minted at Rome. Here the legend is clockwise, the much more common Domitian on horseback type has the legend anticlockwise. The reverse may allude to Domitian's participation in Vespasian and Titus' joint triumph where he rode a 'magnificent' steed. The obverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin from Oxford.

The early portrait on this one is quite outstanding.
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01 - Trajan AR Denarius - PRO VID across field. 'Heroic Bust'101 viewsEmperor Trajan ( 98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO - Laureate bust right, seen from the front. Slight drapery on far shoulder.
rev: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR - Providentia standing holding long sceptre and holding hand over globe. PRO-VID across field

Weight: 3.08 Grams.
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna64 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna48 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.15 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.17 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 Julius Caesar, Captives19 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. c. 46-45 B.C. (3.71g, 19.5mm, 6h). Obv: Diademed head of Venus right, Cupid on shoulder. Rev: Gallia seated in attitude of mourning and a Gaulish male captive, hands bound, seated beneath trophy, possibly Vercingetorix. CAESAR in Exergue. RSC 13. Craw. 468/1.

This type was minted during Caesar’s final campaign against Pompeian forces in Spain. The obverse refers to Caesar's mythical descent from the goddess Venus. The reverse refers to Caesar's victories in Gaul and the male Gaulish captive may be Vercingetorix. Not perfect, but well centered, a good state of preservation, with a clear CAESAR on the reverse.
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01. Maximinus I / RIC 6.26 viewsDenarius, 238 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM / Laureate bust of Maximinus.
Reverse: P M TR P IIII COS P P / The emperor standing between two standards, holding spear and raising right hand.
2.62 gm., 19.5 mm.
RIC #6; Sear 8314.

This coin dates from January 1 to March 19, 238, at which time Gordian I was proclaimed emperor and the mint at Rome stopped coining for Maximinus. It was not until June 24, however, that he was murdered by his soldiers.
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010 - Constans (237-250 AD), AE 2 - RIC 9271 viewsObv: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, globe in hand.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier draging barbarian from hut under tree.
Minted in Constantinople (CONSI* in exe, gamma in left upper field) 347-348 AD.
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010. Vespasian32 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.96 g). Ephesos mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Turreted and draped female bust right. RIC II 327 var.; BMCRE 450 var. ; RPC II 828 var.; RSC 293a var. This issue is normally accompanied by a mint mark below the bust on the reverse. No mintmark can be seen on this specimen, but striking weakness could have prevented it from being fully struck in this area. The obverse portrait is almost certainly from the same hand as RPC II 828, an issue marked with a BY monogram. Ex-CNGecoli
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010. Vespasian32 viewsVespasian AE Dupondius.

IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III, radiate head right / SECVRITAS AVGVSTI S-C, Securitas seated right, resting head on right hand, holding scepter in left, altar & torch before. Cohen 507.

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011 Agrippa76 viewsAgrippa, Ć 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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0114 - Denarius Julia Domna 198-209 AC15 viewsObv/ IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of J.D. r.
Rev/ SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, polos on head, stepping on to prow of ship before her, holding wreath in right hand and naked Horus in left; behind her, ship stern and rudder.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 2.63 g
Mint: Roma.
BMCRE V/75 – RIC IV.1/577 [C]
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, eBay may 2011 - art. #1605899480471
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields, 196 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields,
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG, Hand with scales, PNR below.
revers:- PON-M-TR-P-IMP-COS-DES-IT, S•C across fields.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41 A.D., ref: RIC-I-085, C-71,
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #1137 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #1
avers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head of Claudius left .
revers:- LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus in right hand, S—C across in lower fields.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-29,5mm, weight: 11,05g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 097, C 47, BMC 145, Sear 1859,
Q-001
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 113, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, #1392 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 113, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, #1
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-M-TR-P-IMP-P-P, Bare head left.
revers:- LIBERTAS-AVGVSTA - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and raising hand; S C across fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 10,94g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC-I-113, C-47,
Q-001
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 113, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, #293 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 113, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, #2
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG-P-M-TR-P-IMP-P-P, Bare head left.
revers:- LIBERTAS-AVGVSTA - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and raising hand; S C across fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC-I-113, C-47,
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012a. Domitia101 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 AD.

In 70, Domitia was married to Lucius Aelius Lamia, but she attracted the attention of Domitian, son of emperor Vespasian. Shortly afterwards she was taken from her husband and remarried with the future emperor. They had a son in the next year and a daughter in 74, both died young. Domitian was very fond of his wife and carried her in all his travels. In 83, Domitia Longina's affair with the actor Paris was disclosed. Paris was executed and Domitia received her letter of divorce from Domitian. She was exiled, but remained close to Roman politics and to Domitian.

CILICIA, Epiphanea. Ć 21mm (7.18 gm). Dated year 151 (83/84 AD). Draped bust right / Athena standing left, righ hand extended, left resting on shield; ANP (date) left. RPC I 1786; SNG Levante 1813; SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -. VF, dark green patina, some smoothing. Very rare, only 1 specimen (the Levante specimen), recorded in RPC. Ex-CNG
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012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-075, D-123, Egypt, Alexandria, MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing,80 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-075, D-123, Egypt, Alexandria, MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing,
avers:- TI KΛAΥΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓERMANI AΥTOK, laureate head of Claudius right, LΓ before
revers:- MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing, head left, leaning on draped column, holding figures of two children in extended right hand and cradling two grain ears in left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 11,50g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 42-43 A.D., ref: Geissen-075, Dattari-123, Kapmann-Ganschow-12.22-p-5˝, RPC-5131, Milne 77,
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0133 - Nummus Constantine I 307-10 AC17 viewsObv/ IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust of C. r.
Rev/ PRINCIPI IV-VE-NTVTIS, C. in military outfit, held l., holding a standard on each hand; PLN in ex.

AE, 25.5 mm, 6.24 g
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VI/111 [S]
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300571161041
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0136 - Nummus Galeria Valeria 308 AC16 viewsObv/ GAL VAL-ERIA AVG, draped bust of G.V. r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ VENERI V-ICTRICI, Venus standing facing, head l., holding apple in upraised r. hand and raising drapery over l. shoulder; mint symbol Γ in filed; in ex., ANT.

AE, 24.5 mm, 7.08 g
Mint: Antioch.
RIC VI/84 [S]
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org), jul 2011
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0143 - Denarius Julia Domna 196-211 AC11 viewsObv/ IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of J.D. r.
Rev/ PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas veiled and draped, standing l., raising hands praying; to the l., burning altar decorated with garlands.

Ag, 18.9 mm, 3.00 g
Mint: Roma.
BMCRE V/69 – RIC IV.1/574 [S]
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay julio 2011 - art. #300571645923
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, Lydia, Apollonoshieron, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,148 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, Lydia, Apollonoshieron, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,
avers: NEΡΩN KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right
revers: AΠOΛΛΩNI/EΡEITΩN, Apollo standing front, head right, holding patera in right hand and resting with left on lyre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:18,0mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 6h
mint: Lydia, Apollonoshieron, date: 54-68 AD., ref: RPC I 3045; BMC 8-9; SNG Cop 33.
Q-001
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-22, Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, Diassarion, Apollo,68 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-22, Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers: NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers: APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
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015 - Arcadius (383-408 AD), AE 2 - RIC 1553 viewsObv: D N ARCAD-IVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield in front. Above, hand of God holding wreath.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and resting on shield, kneeling captive to left.
Minted in Cyzicus (SMK delta in exe), 4th officina, 383 AD.
22 mm in diam, 3,9 g.
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015 - Claudius Ae AS - Barbarous29 viewsAe AS
Obv:– TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left
Rev:– CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding long spear in left hand
Minted in Rome. A.D. 41-50
Reference:- RIC 95, Cohen 14, BMC 140

The style looks a little crude and the legends lack uniformity though are quite legible. It is also light, weighing in at only 7.85 gms. The die orientation is 180 degrees.

Would appear to be an ancient imitation.
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015 - Claudius AS - RIC 09790 viewsObv:– TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Claudius facing left
Rev:– LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand
Reference RIC 97
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016 - Claudius II (268-270 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 15324 viewsObv: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing right, holding right hand rised and globe in left.
Minted in Mediolanum - Milan - (P in exe) 268-270 AD.
17 mm in diam.
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017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0372, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left,66 views017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0372, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left,
avers: SER•GALBA IMP•AVG, Laureate head right, with a globe at point of bust.
reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left, holding pileus in extended right hand, cradling vindicta in the left arm. S C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25,0-27,5mm, weight: 9,72g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 68-69 A.D., ref: RIC-372, p-,
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019 - Aurelian (270-275 AD), antoninianus - RIC 6233 viewsObv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENS AVG, Sol walking left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe, treading down one of two captives.
Minted in Rome (gamma XXI in exe), third officina.
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019 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS9 viewsEMPEROR: Septimius Severus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
REVERSE: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left with wand over orb and sceptre in other hand.
DATE: 196-197 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.27
RIC: 92a
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01a Domitian as Caesar RIC 680267 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 680 (C). BMC 129. RSC 664. BNC 105.
Ex Berk 146, 29 November 2005, lot 363.

A reverse type issued only for Domitian, most likely a reference to his part in the Judaean triumph of Vespasian and Titus.

"while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse, the conventional mount for young princes on such occasions." (Suetonius, Domitian, ii)

A scarce coin of Domitian's part in a very important event in Flavian history. Nice portait with some of the beard still intact and a lively horse on the reverse!
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02 - Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - SALVS ANTONINI AVG51 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Varius 'Elagabalus' Antoninus (218 - 222 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Struck at the Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS - Radiate bust of the Emperor right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: SALVS ANTONINI AUG - Salus standing facing right, holding snake, which she feeds from patera held in other hand.

5.20 Grams
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02 B.C. - 4 A.D Augustus Denarius124 viewsSilver denarius, S 1597, RIC 207, BMC 533, EF, Lugdunum mint, 3.876g, 19.2mm, 180o, 2 B.C. - 4 A.D.;
obverse CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right;
reverse C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on l. a simpulum r. and on r. a lituus l.;
lustrous, nice portrait, reverse slightly off center
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02 Domitian as Caesar RIC 788157 viewsAR Denarius, 3.36g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT; Spes, draped, advancing l., holding up flower in r. hand and with l. holding up her skirt.
RIC 788 (C). BMC 156. RSC 375. BNC 135.
Ex Harlan J Berk 155, 31 July 2007, lot 247.

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

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

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

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


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02. Claudius II: Thessalonica fractional.19 viewsAE3 fractional (half follis?), 317-18, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP / Veiled bust of Claudius II, Gothicus.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM / Emperor seated on curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Mint mark:: . TS . Γ .
1.35 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #26; PBCC #906; Sear #16399.

Around the years 317 - 318, Constantine issued commemorative coins honoring three deified emperors: Claudius II Gothicus, Constantius I, and Maximian. It is not real clear when these coins were issued, but RIC assigns them to the years 317-18 saying there is evidence they were issued near or at the end of the Sol coinage. They are small AE3 in size (16 mm), but on flans that are much thinner and weigh significantly less than other coins of the period. Therefore they are generally regarded as fractionals. They were minted at Treveri, Arelate, Rome, Aquileia, Siscia, and Thessalonica.

Why these three emperors? Constantine claimed Claudius II Gothicus was one of his ancestors (probably not true). Constantius I was Constantine's father, and Maximian was the father of Constantine's wife, Fausta.

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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0520, RIC (1962) 055, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES PVBL, Clasped hands, 300 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0520, RIC (1962) 055, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES PVBL, Clasped hands,
avers:- IMP-CAES_VESP-AVG-P-M-COS-IIII-CENS, Laureate head right.
revers:- FIDES-PVBL, Clasped hands holding caduceus, poppies and corn-ears.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 73 A.D., ref: RIC 0520, RIC (1962) 055, S 2291, C 164, BMC 86,
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0002, RIC II(1962) 015D, AR-Denarius, Rome, IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, #185 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0002, RIC II(1962) 015D, AR-Denarius, Rome, IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: IVDAEA, Captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, a trophy of captured arms behind.
exergue: -/-//IVDAEA, diameter: 16,6-18,5mm, weight: 2,81g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 69-70 A.D., ref: RIC˛ 0002, RIC II(1962) 015D p-16, RSC 226, BMC 35,
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0027, RIC II(1962) 009D, AR-Denarius, Rome, COS ITER TR POT, Pax standing left, #1127 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0027, RIC II(1962) 009D, AR-Denarius, Rome, COS ITER TR POT, Pax standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: COS ITER TR POT, Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch extended in right hand and winged caduceus in the left hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-21,0mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 69-70 A.D., ref: RIC˛ 0027, RIC II(1962) 009D, p-16, RSC 94g, BMC 21,
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1431, Ephesus, AR-Denarius, PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, #169 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1431, Ephesus, AR-Denarius, PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory, draped, advancing right, holding wreath extended in right hand and palm over the left shoulder. EPHE lower right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,41 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ephesus, date: 71 A.D., ref: RIC˛ 1431, RPC II 833, BMC 457, RSC 276,
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0206 - Denarius Trajan 103-11 AC19 viewsObv/ IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, laureate and draped bust of T. r.
Rev/ COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Danubius l. reclined on rocks; above, floating cape; arm resting on urn and hand on bow of boat; DANUVIVS in ex.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 3.60 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II/100 [S] – BMCRE III/395
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 16, lot 502.
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #172 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1659, Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, AR-Hemidrachm, Nike advancing right, #1
avers: AYTOKP KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,9-13,9mm, weight: 1,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 1659, Sydenham 94, Metcalf 17, SGI 735,
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #187 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #1
avers: (AYTOK K CEBAC) OYECPACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right
reverse: TITω KAICAP I ΔOMITIANΩ KA IΛI, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left. Between them, cult image of Athena, standing on a low base, turned half left, brandishing spear and resting a hand on the shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21,0mm, weight: 8,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Troas, Ilion, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 0893, Bellinger T197,
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021. H-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #0164 views021. H-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #01
avers: Sitting king of the front, grasped with both hands neck and tail of a dragon, border of dots.
reverse: Standing king with a sword, panther looking backward, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5-11,5mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-263, CNH I.-223, Unger-189, Rare!
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022 MACRINUS17 viewsEMPEROR: Macrinus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: / PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP, Fides standing front, foot on helmet, standard in each hand
DATE: 217 AD
MINT: Antiochia
WEIGHT: 2.89 g
RIC: 22a
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0444, RIC II(1962) 0619 (Vespasian), AE-As, Roma, FIDES PVBLICA, -/-//SC, Clasped hands, Rare!, #1159 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0444, RIC II(1962) 0619 (Vespasian), AE-As, Roma, FIDES PVBLICA, -/-//SC, Clasped hands, Rare!, #1
avers:- T-CAES-VESPASIAN-IMP•P•TR•P-COS-II, laurate head right,
revers:- FIDES-PVBLICA, S-C, in exergo, Clasped hands holding caduceus and two corn-ears,
exe: -/-//SC, diameter: 25-26mm, weight: 11,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 72 A.D., ref: RIC 0444, RIC II(1962) 0619 (Vespasian) p-87, C-89, R!,
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024 Domitian. AR Denarius 3.2gm33 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII laur. head r.
rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP Minerva std. l. holding
spear in r. hand
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024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, Horseman, Scarce!, #1154 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, Horseman, Scarce!, #1
avers:- CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIANVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- COS V, Horseman helmeted right hand raised.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,18g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 78-79 A.D., ref: RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian) p-43, RSC 49, BMC 234,
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024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1315 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), RSC 393, BMC 269,
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024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1209 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 045(Titus) p-121, RSC 395, BMC 85,
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026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,320 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake, holding legionary eagle on galley prow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight:3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 96 A.D., ref: RIC II 03, p-223, C-25,
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026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,230 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 014, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight:3,16g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 97 A.D., ref: RIC II 14, p-224, C-19-20,
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026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 079, Rome, AE-As, -/-//SC, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Clasped hands,89 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 079, Rome, AE-As, -/-//SC, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Clasped hands,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Clasped hands, S-C below.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 27mm, weight:12,58g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 97 A.D., ref: RIC II 79, p-, C-21,
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026a Nerva.AR Denarius 3.3gm15 viewsobv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COSII PP laur.head r.
rev": CONCORDIA EXCERCITVVM clasped hands-harmony of the armies
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AR denarius - struck 2 BC-ca. 13 AD85 viewsobv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE (laureate head right)
rev: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES below (Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left ["b9"])
ref: RIC I 207, BMC 533, RSC 43
mint: Lugdunum
3.35gms, 18mm

This type was struck to celebrate Gaius and Lucius Caesars, the sons of Marcus Agrippa, as heirs to the imperial throne. Gaius became Princeps Iuventutis in 5 BC and Lucius in 2 BC. They died in 4 AD and 2 AD respectively, thus promoting Tiberius to heir apparent. An obligatory issue for collectors.
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AR denarius - struck by P. Licinius Stolo, moneyer (17 BC)83 viewsobv: AVGVSTVS TR POT (Augustus, laureate, wearing cloak and short tunic, on horseback riding right, holding patera in right hand - banker's mark)
rev: P STOLO III VIR (Salii or priest of Mars's cap (same than apex flaminis) between two studded oval shields (ancilia)).
ref: RIC I 344 (R3); BMCRE 76; RSC 439 (80frcs)
mint: Rome
3.53gms,18-19mm
Extremely rare

History: The Ludi Saeculares were spread over a period of three days (from May 31 to June 3), and Augustus celebrated them to inaugurate the beginning of a new age. On the reverse of this coin the ancilias (sacred shields) symbolised the music at festivals. The "jumping priests" or Salii marched to the Regia, where was the shrine of Mars, in which the ancilia (the sacred shield, and its 11 copies) of Mars were stored. The Salii wearing apex, taking the bronze Ancilia, and danced through the streets carrying poles with the shields mounted on them in their left hands. With their other hand, they banged the shields with a drumstick.
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),68 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),
avers: -IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-D, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: -P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-SPR-Q-PT, PRO-VID,Providentia standing left, raising hand over globe and holding scepter; PRO VID across fields.
exergo:-/-//--, diameter:20mm, weight:3,02g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 117 A.D., ref:RIC-II-365var.???,
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0099, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DAC CAP, Dacia standing left, 85 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0099, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DAC CAP, Dacia standing left,
avers:- IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P, Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers:- COS-V-P-P-SPQR-OPTIMO-PRINC, Dacia standing with bound hands before pile of arms, DAC CAP in exergue.
exerg: -/-//DAC CAP, diameter: 18,5mm, weight:3,12g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC-II-099-p-251, BMCRE-, RSC-121a,
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,87 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,
avers: IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P, Laureate head right, draped (Aegis?) bust left shoulder.
revers: COS-V-P-P-SPQR-OPTIMO-PRINC/DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, right hand on prow of ship, reeds over arm.
exerg: -/-//DANVVIVS, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight:2,85g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-II-100-p-251, RSC 136, BMC 395,
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0365var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO/VID//--, Plated (Fouree),62 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0365var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO/VID//--, Plated (Fouree),
avers: -IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-D, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: -P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-SPR-Q-PT, PRO-VID,Providentia standing left, raising hand over globe and holding scepter; PRO VID across fields.
exergo:PRO/VID//--, diameter:20mm, weight:3,02g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 117 A.D., ref:RIC-II-365var.???,
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028. Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. AR Denarius. Fecunditas.28 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.

Obv. Draped and diademed bust right IVLIA MAMAEA AVG.

Rev. Fecunditas standing left, stretching out right hand to little boy standing right stretching up arms towards her, she holds cornucopia FECVND AVGVSTAE.

RSC 5, RIC 331. gVF
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028. Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. AR Denarius. Fecunditas.28 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.

Obv. Draped and diademed bust right IVLIA MAMAEA AVG

Rev. Fecunditas seated left with hand outstretched to child at feet FECVND AVGVSTAE.

RSC 6. EF
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028. Severus Alexander, 222-235. AR Denarius. Victoria.73 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. AD 231-235.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev. Victoria standing left, left hand holding palm, right resting on shield, bound captive at feet VICTORIA AVG.

RIC 257, RSC 558a. aEF.

Struck to commemorate the 'victories' over the Persians in the emperors' eastern campaign of 231-233.
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028a GORDIAN III10 viewsEMPEROR: Gordian III
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand
DATE: 240 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 2.67
RIC: 130
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03. Constantius I: Thessalonica fractional.21 viewsAE3 fractional (half follis?), 317-18, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO PRINCIPI / Veiled bust of Constantius I.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM / Emperor seated on curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Mint mark: . T . SB .
1.78 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #25; PBCC #908; Sear unlisted.

Around the years 317 - 318, Constantine issued commemorative coins honoring three deified emperors: Claudius II Gothicus, Constantius I, and Maximian. It is not real clear when these coins were issued, but RIC assigns them to the years 317-18 saying there is evidence they were issued near or at the end of the Sol coinage. They are small AE3 in size (16 mm), but on flans that are much thinner and weigh significantly less than other coins of the period. Therefore they are generally regarded as fractionals. They were minted at Treveri, Arelate, Rome, Aquileia, Siscia, and Thessalonica.

Why these three emperors? Constantine claimed Claudius II Gothicus was one of his ancestors (probably not true). Constantius I was Constantine's father, and Maximian was the father of Constantine's wife, Fausta.

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03. Gordian II / RIC 3.44 viewsDenarius, March - April 238, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG / Laureate bust of Gordian II.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG / Virtus standing, hand of shield, leaning on spear.
2.90 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #8467.
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030 - Vespasian Denarius - COS ITER FORT RED15 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMP CAESAR VESPASIANS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- COS ITER FORT RED, Fortuna standing left, resting right hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in left
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030 - Vespasian Denarius - RIC 090384 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– PON MAX TR P COS VI, Pax seated left, holding olive branch, left hand at side
Reference RIC 90
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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 36129 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– NEP RED, Neptune, naked, standing left, right foot on globe, right knee bent, holding acrostolium in right hand, which rests on right knee, and vertical sceptre in left hand
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 72
Reference:– BMC 506. RPC 1928. RIC II (old) 361. RIC II (new) 1555. RSC 274.
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030a Hadrian. AR denarius18 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG laur.bust r. drp. on shoulders
rev: COS III Pudicitia enthroned l. adjusting her veil with her r. hand
and resting l. on lap
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030a Hadrian. AR Denarius 3.5gm39 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS laur. bust r.
rev: COS III Pudicitia enthroned l. adjusting her veal
with r. hand and resting l. on lap
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031 Hadrian Denarius 124-128 AD Nemesis-Victory standing Eastern Mint43 viewsReference.
Helios 8, lot 436; RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. (for rome mint RIC II 182)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery.

Rev. COS III
Nemesis-Victory standing right, crowning herself and holding long palm in other hand.

3.12 gr
18 mm
6h
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031 Matidia ( -119 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 759 (Trajanus), Rome, PIETAS AVGVST, Matidia as Pietas with Sabina and Matidia Minor, Modern Fake !!!86 views031 Matidia ( -119 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 759 (Trajanus), Rome, PIETAS AVGVST, Matidia as Pietas with Sabina and Matidia Minor, Modern Fake !!!
Matidia Daughter of Marciana, niece of Trajan. Augusta, 112-119 A.D.
avers:- MATIDIA-AVG-DIVA-F-MARCIANAE-F, Draped bust of Matidia right.
revers:- PIETAS AVGVST, Matidia as Pietas standing holding hands with Sabina and Matidia Minor.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC II 759 (Trajanus), p-, BMC-660, RSC-10,
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Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Published: Sofia 2004, no.47
I. Prokopov
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),65 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),
avers: - IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers: -PARTHIC-DIVI-TRAIANA-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-II-P-P, PIE-TAS, Pietas standing left, raising hand; PIE TAS across fields.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:18mm, weight:2,83g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:117 A.D., ref:RIC-13var.,???,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0013var., Rome, AR-Denarius, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),66 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0013var., Rome, AR-Denarius, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),
avers: - IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers: -PARTHIC-DIVI-TRAIANA-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-II-P-P, PIE-TAS, Pietas standing left, raising hand; PIE TAS across fields.
exergo: PIE/TAS//--, diameter:18mm, weight:2,83g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:117 A.D., ref:RIC-13var.,???,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,76 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0133b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, PRO-AVG, Providentia standing left,198 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0133b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, PRO-AVG, Providentia standing left,
avers:-IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right, with draped left shoulder.
revers:-P-M-TR-P-COS-III, Providentia standing left, holding right hand above globe at feet and holding a transverse scepter.
exerg: PRO/AVG//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 3,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 121 A.D., ref: RIC II 133b, p-365, C-1198,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0274, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPES P R •, Spes standing left, Rare!!!110 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0274, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPES P R •, Spes standing left, Rare!!!
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers:- SPES-P-R-•, Spes standing left, holding flower in right hand and rising.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,22g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 274, C-1413, R2 !!!,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0338, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Annona seated left,111 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0338, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Annona seated left,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers: COS-III, Annona seated left, holding hook in right hand, cornucopia in left, modius at feet before.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,11g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 134-138 A.D., ref: RIC II 338, RSC-380,
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034 - Probus (276-282 AD). antoninianus - RIC 15857 viewsObv: PROBVS PF AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right. Bust type F.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG, emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Minted in Rome (R thunderbolt Z), emission 6, 281 AD.

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034 Faustina Sr. AR Denarius 15 viewsobv: DIVA FAUSTINA drp. bust r.
rev: AVGVSTA Venus std. l. holding apple and resting l. hand on shield
"wife of Ant. Pius"
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035 - Domitian denarius - RIC II new p. 128, 958 (Vespasian)37 viewsObv:- CAESAR AVG F [D]OMITIANV[S], Laureate head of Domitian to left
Rev:- Horseman galloping to right, right hand raised; below, COS V
Minted in Rome. A.D. 77-78
Reference:– RIC II new p. 128, 958 (Vespasian) (R3)

Rare with left facing portrait.
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