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DenTiVeturiobis.jpg
21 viewsAR Denarius - TI. VETVRIVS - 137 BC. Gens Veturia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Helmeted bust of Mars right, X and TI. VE (VE in monogram) behind
Rev.: Youth kneeling holding pig, between two soldiers; ROMA above
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawf. 234/1, Sear RCV 111
Some dies of this coin have a crude style.
Maxentius
DenScauroIpseo.jpg
70 viewsDenarius - Denarius - 58 BC.
M. AEMILIVS SCAVRVS & P. PLAVTIVS HVPSAEVS - Gens Aemilia & Plautia
Obv.:M. SCAVR AED CVR - EX S C - REX ARETAS Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, holding olive branch
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR - CAPTV - C HVPSAE COS PREIVE, Jupiter in quadriga left holding thunderbolt and reins; scorpion to left.
Gs. 4,1 mm. 16,65x17,40
Cr422/1b, Sear RCV 379

1 commentsMaxentius
Thrace_Thasos_satyr_amphora.jpg
51 viewsIslands of Thrace, Thasos
411-350BC, Trihemiobol. Obv. Kneeling Satyr with cup, Rev.ΘAΣ / IΩN - Amphora
Seaby 1755 , BMC. 3. 53-56
Lee S
Akanthos_tetrobol.jpg
25 viewsMACEDON, AKANTHOS. TETROBOL. BULL. CHOICE.
Date: 424-380 B.C.
Denomination: AR Tetrobol.
Diameter: 15 mm.
Weight: 2.34 grams.
Obverse: Forepart of bull kneeling left, head turned back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
Reference: SNG ANS 39; BMC 35.
paul1888
Leo_RIC_X_704.jpg
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
Sosius
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Magnus Maximus, RIC VIII 26a Arles, 383-388 CE.17 viewsMagnus Maximus AE2
Obverse: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPB, Emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman.
PCOM in ex. Arles mint, 21.9 mm, 4.4 g.
NORMAN K
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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.
NORMAN K
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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.
NORMAN K
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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.
NORMAN K
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Valentinian II, RIC IX 26b Siscia, 378-383 CE34 views
Valentinian II, AE2 of Siscia
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe, raising woman kneeling right before him.
Mintmark star BSISC dot.
RIC IX Siscia 26b; Sear 20276. 23.1 mm., 4.5 g.
NORMAN K
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Xerxes II13 viewsAchaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 mm, 5.38 g), Sardes. Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance to right, holding spear and bow. Rev. Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIa/b. Beautifully toned. Very fine.arash p
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35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Alexander.
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.95 g, 4h)
Artemis kneeling right, bathing, within grotto surmounted by half-length figure of Aktaion, wearing antlers and raising arms
Hippocampus right, AΛЄ Ξ around
Gülbay & Kireç –; Gorny & Mosch 212 (5 March 2013), lot 3333 (same dies); Vossen 35 (this coin)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection, 35
2 commentsArdatirion
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18 viewsUNITED STATES, Hard Times. Political issues.
CU Token (28.5mm, 8.53 g, 12h). Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1838.
AM I NOT A WOMAN & A SISTER, hained female slave kneeling right, raising arms in supplication; * 1838 * below UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY/ 1838 within wreath
Rulau HT 81; Low 54

Ex Album 33 (17 January 2019), lot 2542

June 1900 saw a brief flurry of journalistic interest in the "Am I Not A Woman & A Sister" tokens. A specimen had been found in a garden in Indiana, apparently in one of the many towns that claim a connection to the Underground Railroad, and received a glowing and fanciful write up in the local newspaper. The paper claimed that it was a "Talisman of Slavery," and used as a token to ensure safe passage along the escaped slave's route, and that it was a very rare piece. The following week a newspaper in Maine recorded that a local collector had another example, again drawing a purported connection to the Underground Railroad. Astutely, the July 1900 edition of the American Journal of Numismatics pointed out that, while an isolated use like this was possible, it was not what the tokens were originally intended for.
Ardatirion
caracalla_roma_wht_res.jpg
(0198) CARACALLA30 views198-217 AD
AE As 24 mm, 9.57 g
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head right
R: P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear, helmet under feet, kneeling figure of German before; SC in exe
Rome; cf RIC IV 533, Cohen 264; scarce
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egal_antipatris_temple_res.jpg
(0218) ELAGABALUS (ANTIPATRIS MINT)40 views218 -222 AD
AE 17.5 mm; 6 5 g
O ...NOC C... Laureate draped bust of Elagabalus right
R: Tetrastyle temple, central arch; within, Tyche in short chiton kneeling left holding small bust and spear, resting her foot on river god (Yarkon); ΑΝ(ΤΙΠ) (Antipatris) in exe.
Antipatris (very rare city), Judaea
cf. Sofaer Pl. 21 4, 5.; cf. BM-1, pl. II.7, cf. SNG ANS-635, cf. Rosenberger 1. Very rare.
(Antipatris struck coins only during the reign of Elagabalus)
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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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(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 (SISCIA)35 views367 - 383 AD
AE 23 mm 4.37 g
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LHOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE FIGURE
*BSISC IN EXE
SISCIA MINT
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(0367) GRATIAN--REPARATIO (ANTIOCH)49 views367 - 383 AD
AE 23.5 mm 5.47 g
O: DN GRATIAANVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
GRATIAN STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
ANTA IN EXE
ANTIOCH
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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)37 views367 - 383 AD
AE 22.5 mm 5.59 g
O: DNANGRATIANVS P F AVG, DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB, GRATIAN STANDING HOLDING VICORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FIGURE
PCON IN EXE
ARLES MINT
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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 II--REPARATIO31 views375 - 392 AD
Struck 379 - 383 AD
AE 23.5 mm 4.55
O: D N VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR BUST RIGHT
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LEFT HOLDING VICTORY AND HELPING RAISE KNEELING FEMALE,
CONSD IN EXE
CONSTANTINOPOLIS, RIC IX 54b
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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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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--REPARATIO (THESSALONICA)28 views375 - 392 AD
Struck 378 - 383 AD
AE 23 mm 4.96 g
O: D N VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR BUST RIGHT
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LEFT HOLDING VICTORY AND HELPING RAISE KNEELING FEMALE,
"D" IN RIGHT FIELD
SMTES IN EXE
THESSALONICA RIC IX 37b
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--REPARATIO (THESSALONICA)23 views375 - 392 AD
struck 378 - 383 AD
AE 20 X 23 mm 4.91 g
O: D N VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR BUST RIGHT,"Z" BEFORE
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LEFT HOLDING VICTORY AND HELPING RAISE KNEELING FEMALE,
"A" IN RIGHT FIELD (OFFICINA 1)
SMTES IN EXE
THESSALONICA
RIC IX 37b
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(0379) THEODOSIUS I38 views379 - 395 AD
AE 22.5 mm 5.76 g
O: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUIST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
THEODOSIUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE & RAISING KNEELING WOMAN
ASIS IN EXE
SISCIA
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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) MAGNUS MAXIMUS36 views383 - 388 AD
AE 22 mm 4.29 g
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
EMPEROR STANDING, HEAD L. HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
LVGP IN EXE
LUGDUNUM
SCARCE
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS28 views383 - 388 AD
AE 24 mm 4.16 g
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
EMPEROR STANDING, HEAD L. HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
PCON IN EXE
ARELATE
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS34 views383 - 388 AD
AE 21.5 mm X 25 mm 4.48 g
O DN MAG MAXI[MV]S PF AVG
DIAD DRAPED AND CUIR BUST R
R: REPARATIO REI[PVB]
MAGNUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS43 viewsMAGNUS MAXIMUS
383 - 388 AD
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
EMPEROR STANDING, HEAD L. HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
SCON IN EXE
ARELATE
RIC 26(a) IX
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS54 views383 - 388 AD
AE 21.5 mm 4.28 gO: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
EMPEROR STANDING, HEAD L. HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS53 views383 - 388 AD
AE 21 mm 4.62 g
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG
DIAD BUST R
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
EMPEROR STANDING, HEAD L. HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE AND RAISING KNEELING FEMALE
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS11 views383 - 388 AD
AE 22 mm; 6.25 g
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG diademed bust right
R: REPARATIO REIPVB Emperor standing head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female; SCON in exe
Arleate mint; RIC 26(a) IX
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(0383) MAGNUS MAXIMUS16 views383 - 388 AD
AE 21.5 mm X 25 mm 4.48 g
O DN MAG MAXI[MV]S PF AVG diademed, craped and cuirassed bust right
R: REPARATIO REI[PVB] Magnus staging left holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female
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volusianpisidia.jpg
*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.
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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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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.
pierre_p77
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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
dafnis
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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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018 - Aurelian (270-275 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 349 (unlisted var.)47 viewsObv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear, suppliant kneeling figure between them.
Minted in Cyzicus (* gamma in exe), 271-272 AD, third officina.

Obv. legend IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG on this coin insted of IMP AVRELIANVS AVG is not listed in RIC or any other reference that I am aware of, but it is not previously unknown.
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02 Augustus RIC 28820 viewsAugusts 27 B.C.- 14 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome mint, 19 B.C. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. (3.65g, 18.2m, 0h). Obv: TVRPILIANS IIIVIR FERON, Diad. and draped bust of Feronia r. Rev: CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE, Parthian kneeling r. presenting standard w. X marked vexillum. RIC 288, BMC 14, RSC 484.

A historical type commemorating the return of the standards lost by Crassus at the battle of Carrhae during his Parthian campaign in 53 B.C. Rome was humiliated by the defeat and loss of several Legionary Eagles. Crassus and several of his generals were killed. Through diplomacy, Augusts secured the return of the Eagles, an important victory to tout on his coinage.

I've been wanting this type for some time because of it's historic significance, but as it's outside of my primary collecting area, I was willing to compromise on condition. This example is worn, but clearly recognizable. The obverse has banker's marks which seem to disappear or become much more scarce on denarii towards the end of the Republic and beginning of the Empire.
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RICa_030,_RIC_II(1962)_011,_022_Titus,_AR-Den_IMP_TITVS_CAES_VESPASIAN_AVG_P_M,_TR_P_VIIII_IMP_XIIII_COS_VII_P_P,_Rome_79_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17,5-19,5mm,_3,46g-s.jpg
022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1135 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0510, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax seated left on throne, 174 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0510, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Pax seated left on throne,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NERVAE-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-V-P-P, Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers:- S-P-Q-R-OPTIMO-PRINCIPI, Pax seated left, holding branch, kneeling Dacian with arms raised at her feet to left.
exerg: -/-//SC, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC-II-510-p-281, C-419,
Q-001
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Nagy-Lajos-(1342-1382AD)_AR-denar_U-419_C2-79_H-529_1346-49AD_L_Praying-kneeling-angel-left_m-REGIS-LODOVICI_Q-001_1h_12,5mm_0,45g-s.jpg
030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-419, #0177 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-419, #01
avers: "L "in the left field, Praying kneeling angel to left.
reverse: ✠ m RЄGIS LODOVICI, Crown the inner circle.
exergue, mint mark: L/-//--, were struck by Lorandus (by Pohl), diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,45g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Szeged (by Pohl), date: 1342 A.D. (by Pohl)1346-1349 A.D. (by Unger ), ref: Unger-419, CNH-2-079, Huszár-529, Pohl-66, (error! mixed the avers and reverse with Pohl-65!),
Q-001
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051 - Marcus Aurelius Sestertius - RIC III 107825 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev:– RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III / S C, Aurelius standing left holding sceptre and raising kneeling figure of Italia who holds a globe
Minted in Rome mint. Dec. A.D. 172 - Dec. A.D. 173
Reference:– BMCRE 1449 note (light drapery). RIC III 1078. Both cite Bement Coll. 1031 (rated Scarce).

Commemorating the successes of the Quadic war on the northern edges of Italy with the Germans.

27.27g, 34.27mm, 180o
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 108, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF, Scarce !113 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 108, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF, Scarce !
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF-TR-P-XI-COS-III, the emperor in military attire, holding spear, on horseback right, enemy kneeling right before.
exe: -/-//PROF, diameter: 18-19 mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 208 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-108, p-228, C-510, Scarce!,
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056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Phoenicia, Berytus, BMC 183, AE-26, Poseidon striding right,62 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Phoenicia, Berytus, BMC 183, AE-26, Poseidon striding right,
avers:- M AΥP ANTΩNINOC AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Poseidon striding right, holding trident with his left arm while he is grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe who is kneeling left; holding a small amphora with her right hand.
exe: -/-//BEP, diameter: 26mm, weight: 13,95g, axis: -h,
mint: Phoenicia, Berytus, date: , ref: BMC 183, Lindgren & Kovacs 2268,
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058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 422/1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1147 views058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 422/1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1
avers: King Aretas of Nabataea kneeling right by camel, offering the olive branch, M•SCAVR/AED CVR above, EX-S•C to sides, REX ARETAS in exergue.
reverse: Jupiter in quadriga left, scorpion beneath horses' forelegs, P•HVPSAE AED CVR above, C•HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue, CAPTV on right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 8h,
mint: Rome, date: 58 B.C., ref: Crawford 422-1b, Sydenham 914,
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066 - Caracalla - RIC 53433 viewsAE As
Obv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P / S - C, Victory standing left, holding trophy; suppliant kneeling at feet
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– Cohen 268. BMC 254. Hill 1347. RIC 534
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 35081 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SAL GEN HVM, Salus standing left, extending right hand to raise up a woman kneeling to her right, holding a serpent entwined scepter in her left hand
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare. A.D. 200.
Reference:– RIC 350 (Scarce). BMCRE 701. RSC 558a.
Weight 3.65 g

Ex Barry Murphy Collection.
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0953 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian and Hispania18 viewsReference.
RIC 953; Cohen 1273; Strack 777

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare headed and draped bust right

Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, S C in exergue
Hadrian, togate, stands on the left, facing right, holding a roll in his left hand and extending his right hand to raise up kneeling figure of Hispania, a draped woman before him. Hispania holds a branch in her left hand: in centre, a rabbit.

12.40 gr
25 mm
12h
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0a Amazon Stater19 viewsSilver Stater 20mm Struck circa 440-410 B.C.
Soloi in Cilicia

Amazon kneeling left, holding bow, quiver on left hip
ΣOΛEΩN, Grape cluster on vine; A-Θ to either side of stalk, monogram to lower right

Sear 5602 var.; Casabonne Type 3; SNG France 135; SNG Levante

This coin depicts an amazon in historically accurate garb. Unfortunately, the bow is corroded away on this piece, but it is pointed toward her. She wears the Scythian hat, which also has a bit along the top corroded away. The quiver on her hip is an accurate portrayal of the gorytos (quiver), which was nearly two feet long, fashioned of leather, and often decorated. Fortunately, there is redundancy in this image, and a second bow is shown as in its place in the gorytos, which had separate chambers for arrows and the bow, where the archer stored it while not in use. The amazon has just finished stringing her bow and is adjusting the top hook to make sure the strings and limbs are properly aligned. She has strung the bow using her leg to hold one limb in place so she can use both hands to string the weapon. Her recurve bow was made of horn (ibex, elk, ox) wrapped with horse hair, birch bark, or sinew (deer, elk, ox) and glue (animal or fish) wrapped around a wood core. The bow was about 30 inches long. Arrow heads from grave sites come in bone, wood, iron, and bronze with two or three flanges; the shafts were made of reed or wood (willow, birch, poplar) and fletched with feathers. Poisoned arrows were sometimes painted to resemble vipers. A Scythian archer could probably fire 15-20 arrows per minute with accuracy to 200 feet and range to 500-600 feet. Distance archery with modern reconstructions suggests a maximum unaimed flight distance of 1,600 feet. (Mayor 209ff)

Soloi was founded about 700 B.C.and came under Persian rule. According to Diodorus, when the amazons were engaging in conquest in Asia Minor, the Cilicians accepted them willingly and retained their independence. Soloi may be named after Solois, a companion of Theseus, who married the amazon Antiope. The amazon on the coin may well be Antiope. (Mayor, 264-265)
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DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman, wearing Phrygian helmet, kneeling. PLG star in ex.
Lyons 80, Scarce
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101 B.C., C. Fundanius, AR-Quinarius, Crawford 326/2, Victory crowning trophy with captive, 87 views101 B.C., C. Fundanius, AR-Quinarius, Crawford 326/2, Victory crowning trophy with captive,
avers: Laureate head of Jupiter right, S behind.
reverse: C•FVNDA in right, Victory standing to right with palm, trophy with kneeling captive on right.
exergue: -/-//Q, diameter: 14,5-15mm, weight: 1,92g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 101 B.C., ref: Crawford 326/2, Sydenham 584,
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102. Trajan33 viewsTrajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 25.58 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 116-117. Laureate and draped bust right / [REX PARTHIS DATVS], Trajan seated left on platform, presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian; attendant standing behind emperor. RIC II 667; Woytek 594v-2; Banti 96. Fine, green patina.

Parthian interference in Armenia prompted Trajan to declare war against their king Osroes I in AD 114. He quickly reestablished Roman control of Armenia, forced the submission of Osrhoene, and in AD 116 took Mesopotamia by defeating Osroes I. Rather than pursuing the Parthians into Iran, Trajan set up a pro-Roman Parthian "buffer state" in Mesopotamia under a puppet-king Parthamaspates.
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Aurelianus_AE-Ant_IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG_ORIENS-AVG_A-XX-dot-R_RIC-V--p-RIC-T--rd-off-iss-_Siscia_271-AD__Q-001_axis-h_23-24mm_4,21g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1812var, RIC V-I 064var, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, A/-//XX•R, Sol walking right,177 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1812var, RIC V-I 064var, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, A/-//XX•R, Sol walking right,
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: A/-//XX•R, diameter: 223-24mm, weight: 4,23g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome?, date: . A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-64var?., T-1812var?? (or 1832var) (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1817, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Γ/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,61 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1817, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Γ/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: Γ/-//XXIR, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-3, date: 275 A.D., ref: RI3,21C-V-I-64, T-1817 (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1823, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, E/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,69 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1823, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, E/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: E/-//XXIR, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,45g, axes:5 h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-5, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I 64, T-1823 (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1826, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Z/-//XXIR, Sol walking right, #172 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1826, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Z/-//XXIR, Sol walking right, #1
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: Z/-//XXIR, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,14g, axes:7 h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-7, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I 64, T-1826 (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1826, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Z/-//XXIR, Sol walking right, #298 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1826, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, Z/-//XXIR, Sol walking right, #2
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: Z/-//XXIR, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 4,61g, axes:5h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-7, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I 64, T-1826 (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1835, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, I/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,75 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1835, RIC V-I 064, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, I/-//XXIR, Sol walking right,
avers:- IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE N S AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: I/-//XXIR, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-10, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I 64, T-1835 (Estiot), C-,R,
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2984, RIC V-I 349corr., Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, -/-//*Δ, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor, #1114 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2984, RIC V-I 349corr., Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, -/-//*Δ, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor, #1
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
reverse: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in the left hand, between them, small male figure kneeling (or seating on the ground) to right raising arms. (Emperor and Woman 1a)
exergue: -/-//*Δ, diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, iss-7, off-4, date: 272-273 A.D., ref: T-2984 (Estiot), RIC V-I 349corr.,
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11 Constans 49 views24 mm / 3,8 gr.
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG
Constans pearl-diademed, draped,cuirassed bust right; A behind
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier spearing a falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, kneeling, arms up
Star over A left
RP in ex
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11 Constantius II55 viewsConstantius II
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DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
laureate, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe; A behind bust
RE-PARATIO
bowl-shaped helmet with bobble directly on top, kneeling on one knee, hand up
R Epsilon / * over A left
Rome 174
Scarce
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11 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II

25mm 6.5g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
laureate, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe; A behind bust
RE-PARATIO
Phrygian helmet, kneeling, one arm up
RT / * over A left
Rome 174
Scarce
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11 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II

24 mm / 4,85 gr.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
laureate, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe; A behind bust
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier spearinf a falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, kneeling on one knee, hand up
R dot F dot Q / * over A left
Rome 176
Rare
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0097.0000 Not in !!!, Γ//XXI, Bust H2/H, RIC V-II Not in this officina Γ, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding right, Rare!!!98 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0097.0000 Not in !!!, Γ//XXI, Bust H2/H, RIC V-II Not in this officina Γ, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding right, Rare!!!
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle. (H2/H)
reverse: VIRTVS P ROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right with spear and shield, spearing half-kneeling enemy warding off the attack.
exergue: Γ//XXI, diameter: 22-24mm, weight: 3,64g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II Not in RIC, Alföldi 0097.0000 Not in Alföldi !!!,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0097.0012, -/-//XXIT, Bust H2/H, RIC V-II 817, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding right, 84 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Siscia, Alföldi 0097.0012, -/-//XXIT, Bust H2/H, RIC V-II 817, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding right,
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing kneeling enemy who warding off an attack.
exergue: -/-//XXIT, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 3,54g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 4th emission, date: 277 A.D. ref: RIC V-II 817, p-, Alföldi 0097.0012,
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125 - Aurelian Ant. - RIC 349 Bust Type F27 viewsObv:– IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Orbis Terrarum presenting wreath to Aurelian; suppliant, kneeling figure between them
Minted in Cyzicus (*B in exe)
Reference:– RIC 349 Bust type F
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125 - Aurelian Ant. - RIC 42 corr. Bust Type F24 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor on rearing horse, riding right, brandishing spear at two enemies beneath the horse, one is prostate with arm raised, the other is kneeling with hands raised.
Minted in Rome, 4th emission (Q or inverted Q in exe). Autumn A.D. 273
Reference:– RIC 42 corr. Bust Type F. RIC temp #1648 (16 ex.). LV 163-5
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127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Aquilea, RIC-VI 068a, AE-1, VIRTVS AVG G ET CAES S N N, -/-//AQΓ, Severus II on horseback galloping right, Scarce!, #1138 views127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Aquilea, RIC-VI 068a, AE-1, VIRTVS AVG G ET CAES S N N, -/-//AQΓ, Severus II on horseback galloping right, Scarce!, #1
avers:- SEVERVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
revers:- VIRTVS-AVG-G-ET-CAES-S-N-N, Severus II on horseback galloping right, spear raised, spearing kneeling foe before horse, another foe prostrate on ground beneath horse.
exerg: -/-//AQΓ, diameter: 28,5-29mm, weight: 10,79g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 305-306 A.D., ref: RIC VI 68a, p-320, Scarce!
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1343 - M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. Denarius73 viewsRome mint, 58 BC
M SCAVR AED CVR In two lines above camel, EX | SC, in exergue REX ARETAS, King Aretas of Nabataea, kneeling right beside a camel, holding an olive branch
P HVPSAEVS AED CVR in two lines, CAPTVM in the right field, C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in two lines, Jupiter driving a quadriga left, holding a thunderbolt
Ref : RCV #379
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1126 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, G3, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe, A behind head.
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, on horseback, galloping right, (no shield), spearing barbarian wearing a Phrygian helmet and with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Star in the upper right field.
exergue: -/*//RP, diameter: 23,5-24mm, weight: 4,46g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 204,
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159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026b-6, -/-//*BSISC, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor,100 views159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026b-6, -/-//*BSISC, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor,
avers:- D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- REPARATIO REIPVB, Valentinian II standing, facing, holding hand of kneeling woman and Victory on globe.
exergo: -/-//*BSISC, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 4,86g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 378-383 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-26b-6, p-150,
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159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026b-8, -/-//*BSISC•, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor,181 views159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026b-8, -/-//*BSISC•, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor,
avers:- D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- REPARATIO REIPVB, Valentinian II standing, facing, holding hand of kneeling woman and Victory on globe.
exergo: -/-//*BSISC•, diameter: 23mm, weight: 5,22g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 378-383 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-26b-8, p-150,
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160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026c-2, -/-//BSISC•, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #187 views160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 026c-2, -/-//BSISC•, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #1
avers:- D N THEODO SIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing, facing, holding hand of kneeling woman and Victory on globe.
exergo: -/-//BSISC•, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 4,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 379-383 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-26c-2, p-150,
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marcus aurelius RIC1077.jpg
161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 173 AD34 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII (laureated bearded head right)
rev: [RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III S C] (Aurelius standing left holding sceptre and raising kneeling figure of Italia who holds a globe)
ref: RIC 1077 (S), Cohen 538 (10frcs), BMC 1449
21.80gms, 29mm,
Rare

Aurelius is here portrayed as the Restorer of Italy. Although this type is normally used to refer to a defeated enemy, in this instance what Aurelius is restoring is the security of the homeland by defeating the Germanic tribes threatening Italy.
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162 Magnus Maximus (383-388 A.D.), Arles, RIC IX 026a-S, -/-//SCON, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #1137 views162 Magnus Maximus (383-388 A.D.), Arles, RIC IX 026a-S, -/-//SCON, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #1
avers:- D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling, turreted woman.
exergo: -/-//SCON, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 5,80g, axis: 6h,
mint: Arles, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-26a-S, p-, Sear 20650,
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05626 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him,
Minted in Alexandria, officina A; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 56 (C)

3.50 gms. 22.02 mm. 180 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06432 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria, officina 3; (// ALEG), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06430 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria, officina B; (// ALEB), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64;
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06428 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64;
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 5420 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed, globe in hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Alexandria (//ALEA). 348 - 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Alexandria 54
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 55 35 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed, globe in hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Alexandria (//ALEGamma). 348 - 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Alexandria 55
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 125 23 viewsAe2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (//ANA).
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 125 (C)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12515 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 125 (C)

3.94 gms. 23.08 mm. 180 degrees.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12719 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him. //ANA
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 127 50 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANE). A.D. 348 to A.D. 350
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

Ex Kunker 288, ex. Collection Dr. Rainer Pudill
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12730 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANH).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

3.73 gms. 21.01 mm. 180 degrees
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia -24 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand, N in right field
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets standing, facing each other before him
Minted in Aquileia (//AQP Dot)
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia -

Looking at RIC there are three issues for this type at Aquileia.

The first has no letters on either side. The captives are described as standing and would have AQP:dot: in exe. - RIC VIII Aquileia 107

The next two both have N behind the bust and an N in the left field on the reverse with the captives described as kneeling.

with AQP in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 119
and with AQP* in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 120

My example seems to be a mule from the later issues with letter behind the bust and the earlier issue with the captives standing but with no letter on the reverse.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 084 21 viewsAe2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Cyzicus (* | _ //SMKS).
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 84 (C)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 06916 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him.
Minted in Heraclea (//SMHA).
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 69 (C)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 06725 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, holding globe in right hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Nicomedia (//SMNE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Nicomedia 67
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 07126 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, holding globe in right hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Nicomedia (* | _ //SMNG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Nicomedia 71 (C)
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 27027 viewsCentenionalis
Obv:– D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:– GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor riding horse right, spearing enemy kneeling in front of horse, shield and broken sheild beneath horse
Mint – Trier (//TRS .). May A.D. 350 - August A.D. 350
Reference(s) – Bastien 35 (15 examples cited). RIC VIII Trier 270 (C)
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171 Leo I. (457-474 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 702, -/-//--, AE-4, Emperor and captive, Scarce!, #1 178 views171 Leo I. (457-474 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 702, -/-//--, AE-4, Emperor and captive, Scarce!, #1
avers:- D N L EO, Bust draped and cuirassed, pearl diademed.
revers:- No legend. Emperor standing faceinghead left, holding long cross and placing left hand on head of kneeling captive.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 11-12 mm, weight: 1,35g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: RIC X 702, p-294,
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1775. Coronation of Louis XVI at Rheims143 viewsObv. Crowned bust of Louis XVI LUDOVICUS XVI REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS
Rev. King kneeling at altar, an angel anointing his head DEO CONSECRATORI, exergue UNCTIO REGIA REMIS XL JUN MDCCLXXV
Signed B DUVIVIER F

AR42.

Louis XVI succeeded his grandfather Louis XV to the throne of France in 1774 and his coronation ceremony took place in Rheims the following year.
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1781. Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette, Birth of the Dauphin.161 viewsObv. Conjoined busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette LUDOVICO XVI ET M ANT AUSTR FR ET NAV REGI ET REGINAE LUTETIA signed DUVIVIER.
Rev. King and Queen between a kneeling Paris, holding a shield, and Trade (Abundance), holding a cornucopia and Hermes’ staff. SOLEMNIA DELPHINI NATALITIA REGE ET REGINA URBEM INVISENTIBUS XXI. JANU. MDCCLXXXII signed DV.

Commemorates the birth of Louis-Joseph Xavier Francois, Dauphin of France from 1781 to his death in 1789.
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1863 LYDIA, Hierocaesaraea, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Stag17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1863; COP 178; L BMC 10; SNG von Aulock 2955

Obv.
Draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with quiver at l. shoulder, bow and arrow at breast

Rev. ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩΝ
Forepart of stag kneeling right.

3.04 gr
17 mm
12h
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190 Caracalla19 viewsCaracalla

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right
PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF in ex, Emperor on horseback pacing right, holding transverse spear, figure kneeling under horse's foreleg
RIC 108
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1922: One franc of Albert I (nl)5 viewsKing Albert I. 1 Franc (Dutch version). 1923.

Belgica, the female personification of Belgium, kneeling in mourning with sword and shield slung BELGIE / Caduceus with inter-twined snakes GOED VOOR 1922.
Belisarius
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1923: Fifty centimes of Albert I (nl)3 viewsKing Albert I. 50 Centimes (Dutch version). 1923.

Belgica, the female personification of Belgium, kneeling in mourning with sword and shield slung BELGIE / Caduceus with inter-twined snakes GOED VOOR 50 CES. 1923
Belisarius
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1923: Two francs of Albert I (fr)9 viewsKing Albert I. 2 Francs (French version). 1923.

Belgica, the female personification of Belgium, kneeling in mourning with sword and shield slung BELGIQUE / Caduceus with inter-twined snakes BON POUR 2 F 1923
Belisarius
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1988 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AR denarius
Obv "ANTONINVS PIVS AVG"
Laureate head right
Rev PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF in exergue
Emperor (Severus) on horseback pacing right, holding transverse spear, figure kneeling under horse's foreleg
RIC 108
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1997.161.16526 viewsCyzicus, 3.65 g

Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
Reverse: RESTITVTOR OR-BIS; -/-//*B; Emperor, on right, standing left, holding scepter in left and extending right hand to receive wreath from Female, on left, standing right; captive between, kneeling right, raising hands.
Ref: RIC V,1 online T-2981; LV 10312-10325; (Autumn 272 – Early 273)
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1bc Trajan48 views98-117

Sestertius
Laureate head, right, IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP
Roma and kneeling Dacian, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

RIC 485

Eutropius enthused: To [Nerva] succeeded ULPIUS CRINITUS TRAJANUS, born at Italica in Spain, of a family rather ancient than eminent for his father was the first consul in it. He was chosen emperor at Agrippina, a city of Gaul. He exercised the government in such a manner, that he is deservedly preferred to all the other emperors. He was a man of extraordinary skill in managing affairs of state, and of remarkable courage. The limits of the Roman empire, which, since the reign of Augustus, had been rather defended than honourably enlarged, he extended far and wide. He rebuilt some cities in Germany; he subdued Dacia by the overthrow of Decebalus, and formed a province beyond the Danube, in that territory which the Thaiphali, Victoali, and Theruingi now occupy. This province was a thousand miles in circumference.

He recovered Armenia, which the Parthians had seized, putting to death Parthamasires who held the government of it. He gave a king to the Albani. He received into alliance the king of the Iberians, Sarmatians, Bosporani, Arabians, Osdroeni, and Colchians. He obtained the mastery over the Cordueni and Marcomedi, as well as over Anthemusia, an extensive region of Persia. He conquered and kept possession of Seleucia, Ctesiphon, Babylon, and the country of the Messenii. He advanced as far as the boundaries of India, and the Red Sea, where he formed three provinces, Armenia, Assyria, and Mesopotamia, including the tribes which border on Madena. He afterwards, too, reduced Arabia into the form of a province. He also fitted out a fleet for the Red Sea, that he might use it to lay waste the coasts of India.

Yet he went beyond his glory in war, in ability and judgment as a ruler, conducting himself as an equal towards all, going often to his friends as a visitor, either when they were ill, or when they were celebrating feast days, and entertaining them in his turn at banquets where there was no distinction of rank, and sitting frequently with them in their chariots; doing nothing unjust towards any of the senators, nor being guilty of any dishonesty to fill his treasury; exercising liberality to all, enriching with offices of trust, publicly and privately, every body whom he had known even with the least familiarity; building towns throughout the world, granting many immunities to states, and doing every thing with gentleness and kindness; so that during his whole reign, there was but one senator condemned, and he was sentenced by the senate without Trajan's knowledge. Hence, being regarded throughout the world as next to a god, he deservedly obtained the highest veneration both living and dead. . . .

After having gained the greatest glory both in the field and at home, he was cut off, as he was returning from Persia, by a diarrhoea, at Seleucia in Isauria. He died in the sixty-third year, ninth month, and fourth day of his age, and in the nineteenth year, sixth month, and fifteenth day of his reign. He was enrolled among the gods, and was the only one of all the emperors that was buried within the city. His bones, contained in a golden urn, lie in the forum which he himself built, under a pillar whose height is a hundred and forty-four feet. So much respect has been paid to his memory, that, even to our own times, they shout in acclamations to the emperors, "More fortunate than Augustus, better than Trajan!"
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1cc Conquests of Trajan: Parthia6 viewsTrajan
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Sestertius

Laureate & draped bust right
REX PARTHIS DATVS, Trajan seated left on platform presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian, SC in ex

Trajan waged the Parthian War from 114 to 117. Roman victory brings Armenia, Mesopotamia and Assyria as new provinces into the Empire.

RIC 667
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1ej Constantius II16 views337-361

Centenionalis

RIC 210?

Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust, right, CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling forwards on ground on hands and knees. Star in right field, FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Mintmark BSIS?

Constantius II got the East when the empire was divided after Constantine the Great's death. Zosimus recorded, "The empire being thus divided, Constantius who appeared to take pains not to fall short of his father in impiety, began by shedding the blood of his nearest relations. He first caused Constantius, his father's brother, to be murdered by the soldiers; next to whom he treated Dalmatius in the same manner, as also Optatus whom Constantine had raised to the rank of a Nobilissimate. Constantine indeed first introduced that order, and made a law, that every Nobilissimate should have precedence over of the prefects of the court. At that time, Ablabius prefect of the court was also put to death; and fate was just in his punishment, because he had concerted the murder of Sopatrus the philosopher, from envy of his familiarity with Constantine. Being unnatural towards all his relations, he included Hanniballianus with the rest, suborning the solders to cry out, that they would have no governors but the children of Constantine. Such were the exploits of Constantius." He defeated the usurper Magnentius in 351-353. He died of fever while marching to confront Julian the Apostate, who had been declared emperor in Paris.
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1ew Magnus Maximus45 views383-388

AE2

Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG
Emperor standing left, raising kneeling female; mintmarks PCON, SCON and TCON known, REPARATIO REIPVB

RIC 26a

Zosimus reports: While the affairs of Thrace were, thus situated, those of Gratian were in great perplexity. Having accepted the counsel of those courtiers who usually corrupt the manners of princes, he gave a reception to some fugitives called Alani, whom he not only introduced into his army, but honoured with valuable presents, and confided to them his most important secrets, esteeming his own soldiers of little value. This produced among his soldiers a violent hatred against him, which being gradually inflamed and augmented incited in them a disposition for innovation, and most particulary in that part of them which was in Britain, since they were the most resolute and vindictive. In this spirit they were encouraged by Maximus, a Spaniard, who had been the fellow-soldier of Theodosius in Britain. He was offended that Theodosius should be thought worthy of being made emperor, while he himself had no honourable employment. He therefore cherished the animosity of the soldiers towards the emperor. They were thus easily induced to revolt and to declare Maximus emperor. Having presented to him the purple robe and the diadem, they sailed to the mouth of the Rhine. As the German army, and all who were in that quarter approved of the election, Gratian prepared to contend against Maximus, with a considerable part of the army which still adhered to him. When the armies met, there were only slight skirmishes for five days; until Gratian, |115 perceiving that the Mauritanian cavalry first deserted from him and declared Maximus Augustus, and afterwards that the remainder of his troops by degrees espoused the cause of his antagonist, relinquished all hope, and fled with three hundred horse to the Alps. Finding those regions without defence, he proceeded towards Rhaetia, Noricum, Pannonia, and the Upper Moesia. When Maximus was informed of his route, he was not negligent of the opportunity, but detached Andragathius, commander of the cavalry, who was his faithful adherent, in pursuit of Gratian. This officer followed him with so great speed, that he overtook him when he was passing the bridge at Sigidunus, and put him to death. . . .

The reign of Gratian being thus terminated, Maximus, who now considered himself firmly fixed in the empire, sent an embassy to the emperor Theodosius, not to intreat pardon for his treatment of Gratian, but rather to increase his provocations. The person employed in this mission was the imperial chamberlain (for Maximus would not suffer an eunuch to preside in his court), a prudent person, with whom he had been familiarly acquainted from his infancy. The purport of his mission was to propose to Theodosius a treaty of amity, and of alliance, against all enemies who should make war on the Romans, and on refusal, to declare against him open hostility. Upon this, Theodosius admitted Maximus to a share in the empire, and in the honour of his statues and his imperial title. . . .

Affairs being thus situated in the east, in Thrace, and in Illyricum, Maximus, who deemed his appointments inferior to his merits, being only governor of the countries formerly under Gratian, projected how to depose the young Valentinian from the empire, if possible totally, but should he fail in the whole, to secure at least some part. . . . he immediately entered Italy without; resistance, and marched to Aquileia. . . .

Theodosius, having passed through Pannonia and the defiles of the Appennines, attacked unawares the forces of Maximus before they were prepared for him. A part of his army, having pursued them with the utmost speed, forced their way through the gates of Aquileia, the guards being too few to resist them. Maximus was torn from his imperial throne while in the act of distributing money to his soldiers, and being stripped of his imperial robes, was brought to Theodosius, who, having in reproach enumerated some of his crimes against the commonwealth, delivered him to the common executioner to receive due punishment. Such was the end of Maximus and of his usurpation. Having fraudulently overcome Valentinian, he imagined that he should with ease subdue the whole Roman empire. Theodosius, having heard, that when Maximus came from beyond the Alps he left his son Victor, whom he had dignified with the title of Caesar, he immediately sent for his general, named Arbogastes, who deprived the youth both of his dignity and life.
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2 Constantius II52 viewsConstantius II AE2. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEA in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55

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2 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, globe in hand / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor bare headed and in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives wearing Phrygian helmets kneeling, leaning to the left before him, star in left field. Mintmark SMNA

Nicomedia
RIC VIII 71
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2 Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II. AE3. Antioch. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left, holding labarum, two captives kneeling before him. Mintmark ANA. RIC VIII Antioch 1251 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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2 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II AE2. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEB in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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2.Darius I to Xerxes I - 505-480 BC35 viewsAR 1/3 Siglos
Obv. Bearded king or hero, kneeling right with drawn bow and a quiver on his back.
Rev. Incuse Oblong punch.
Size:10mm;1.76gms
Ref.-Carridice II; BMC Arabia vol.28,pg.173,No.184
Sear 3429,SNG Turkey I 1027
brian l
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22014 Gratian/Reparatio8 viewsGratian/Reparatio
Obv:DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB,
Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left.
?CON in Exergue 23.0mm 5.1g
RIC IX Arles 20a
Blayne W
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24i. Constantine: Constantinople.20 viewsAE3, 328 - 329, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG / Diademed bust of Constantine.
Reverse: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE / Victory seated, holding palm branch, in each hand, trophy and kneeling captive in front. B in left field.
Mint mark: CONS*
3.39 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #38; LRBC #1002; Sear #16192.

The traditional interpretation of this reverse type is that it commemorates the building of a fortress and bridge over the River Danube at Dafne (now called Oltenita, Romania). A different interpretation is more allegorical. Since this is the first coinage from the mint of a new Christian city, it is appropriate that it shows Constantine (represented by Victory/Dafne) turning away from the old gods (the captive and standard) to Christianity (palm branches).
Callimachus
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253a14 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "RESTIVTOR ORBIS"
Emperor standing right raising kneeling female figure
RIC 117; Gobl 111
mauseus
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270-275 AD - Aurelian - RIC V 351 - RESTITVT ORIENTIS24 viewsEmperor: Aurelian (r. 270-275 AD)
Date: 270-275 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Imperator Emperor Aurelian
Bust right; radiate and cuirassed

Reverse: RESTITVT ORIENTIS
The Emperor restores the Orient (Syria) to the Empire.
Emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman.
"C*S" in exergue (Cyzicus mint, second officina)

RIC V Aurelian 351; VM 24a
3.01g; 22.8mm; 15°
Pep
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3.Xerxes I - Darius II - 485-420 BC31 viewsAR Siglos
Obv. Bearded king or hero, kneeling right holding spear in right and bow in left.
Rev. Incuse Oblong punch.
Two bankers marks on side,one pictured.
Size:11x14mm;5.54g
Ref.-Carradice type III C; BMC Arabia vol.28,pg.157,No.64-76
Sear 4682
brian l
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322 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa23 viewsReference. Rare
RIC II 322; RSC 1223; BMC 871

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Hadrian standing left, holding volumen, about to raise Africa who is kneeling right, holding grain ears and wearing elephant skin headdress; between them, two upright stalks of grain.

3.40 gr.
17 mm
6 h.
1 commentsokidoki
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322 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa13 viewsReference.
RIC 322e; RSC 1223; BMC 871

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Hadrian, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and extending right to raise up Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding corn-ears, kneeling right; corn-ears center

3.13
17 mm
6h
okidoki
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324 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Gallia44 viewsReference.
Strack ; RIC 324 RSC 1247; BMCRE 878

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate head right.

Rev: RESTITVTORI GALLIAE.
Hadrian standing right, holding roll, and raising kneeling Gallia to right.

3.09 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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326 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Hispania16 viewsReference.
RIC 326; C.1270; Strack 322

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Hadrian, togate, standing right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Hispania, kneeling in front of him and holding branch in left hand; rabbit center.

3.37 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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3263 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Lion attacking Bull54 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3263; SNG France 1400; Prieur 764

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

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.

9.78 gr
26 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki
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327 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Hispania40 viewsReference.
RIC 327; C.1260; Strack 321; var. no rabbit

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Hadrian, togate, standing right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Hispania, kneeling in front of him and holding branch in left hand; "No rabbit center."

3.23 gr
18 mm
8h
3 commentsokidoki
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

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

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

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki
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3333 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Eagle standing26 viewsReference
RPC III, 3333; Prieur 718; SNG France 2329

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from front

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ
Eagle standing three quarters l., head r., wings spread, on harpe; in exergue, goat kneeling, right

13.09 gr
26 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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3335 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Amaltheia standing25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3335; SNG Levante 1714 = SNG von Aulock 5450; SNG France 2328; Prieur 716

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ [ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ]
Amaltheia standing facing, head r., holding cornucopia in r. hand and infant Zeus presenting her with wreath in l.; at her feet, r., goat kneeling, head turned back.

9.97 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
CNG eAuction 375 2016 estate Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Cederlind 165 (1 August 2012), no. 155; Gorny & Mosch 200 (10 October 2011), lot 2223.
1 commentsokidoki
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3336 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Athena standing24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3336; SNG Levante 1715; SNG France 2327; Prieur 714

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ
Athena standing l., holding in r. hand patera over goat, r. head turned back, l. hand resting on shield; behind, spear

8.99 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
The kneeling goat on the coin is a play on words as the city name sounds like the Greek word for goats.
okidoki
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3348 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tetradrachm 132-33 AD Eagle standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3348; Prieur 720; SNG France 2231; SNG Levante 1718.

Issue Year 179 (ΘΟΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ Π Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΘΟΡ
Eagle standing three quarters l., head r., wings spread, on harpe; below, goat, kneeling right.

13.3 gr
31 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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3349 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tetradrachm 133-34 AD Eagle standing43 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3349; Prieur 721; SNG France 2230-32; SNG Levante 1719.

Issue Year 180 (ΠΡ)

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

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

14.06 gr
27 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Cyzicus 075 - FEL TEMP REPARATIO26 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 348-350 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Our Lord Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust left; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed; globe in right hand

Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor, bare-headed & in military dress, standing left, in right hand holding standard w/ Chi-Rho on banner & resting left hand on shield. In front of him, two bound captives, kneeling left, heads turned towards one another.
Exergue: *SMKΔ (Cyzicus mint, fourth officina)

RIC VIII Cyzicus 75; VM 87
3.57g; 20.6mm; 195°
Pep
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4.Darius II - Artaxerxes II - 420-375 BC29 viewsAR Siglos
Obv. Beardless king or hero, kneeling right holding dagger in right and bow in left.
Rev. Incuse Oblong punch.
Size:15mm;5.49gms
Ref. Carradice type IV B (Middle); BMC Arabia vol.28,pg.167,No.144-152
Sear 4683
2 commentsbrian l
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431/1 A. Plautius 50 viewsA. Plautius. Republic: AR Denarius. Hendin 1443. BACCHIVS, IVDAEVS, kneeling figure facing right with palm branch in left hand, camel behind. A PLAVTIVS AED CVR S C, turreted head facing right.

Very worn, but I enjoy the historic significance of this coin. I understand this may be the first coin depicting Roman involvement in Judaea.
1 commentsLucas H
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431/1 A. Plautius 49 viewsA.Plautius. Republic: AR Denarius.. 55 B.C. (3.71g, 18.8mm, 5 h). Obv: . Turreted head of Cybele right, A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR S C behind. Rev: BACCHIVS, IVDAEVS, kneeling figure facing right with palm branch in left hand, camel behind. Crawford 431/1. Hendin 1443, Plautia 13

This coin is historic in that it probably references Rome’s first involvement in Judaea, and the supplicant on the reverse may very well be Aristobulus.
4 commentsLucas H
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501. Constantine I Constantinian Dafne Constantinople 19 viewsConstantinian Dafne
A.D. 328-9
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory
A in left, in ex. CONS RIC VII Constantinople 35 r3
ecoli
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515. Theodosius I REPARATIO REIPVB Aquileia14 viewsTheodosius I AE2. 379-383 AD. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing front, head left, offering right hand to female on left to help her rise from kneeling position, & holding Victory on a globe, SMAQP in ex. Cohen 27. Aquileia RIC 30d
ecoli
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5294 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 120-21 AD Nike advancing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5294.2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 86, 1775 (this coin); Emmett 1007.5

Issue L E = year 5

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

Rev. L Ε
Trophy with standing captive; to r., Nike advancing l. holding wreath and palm-branch; between, kneeling captive

17.96 gr
34 mm
12h
okidoki
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5294 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 120-21 AD Nike advancing30 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5294.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 86, 7726 (this coin) and Pl. XXXXVI (this rev. Illustrated).); Emmett 1007.5

Issue L E = year 5

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

Rev. L Ε
Trophy with standing captive; to r., Nike advancing l. holding wreath and palm-branch; between, kneeling captive

17.51 gr
34 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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594 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD ORBIS TERRARVM60 viewsReference. Rare
RIC 594b; Spink 3637 var C. 1285; Banti 678

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM in ex. S C
Hadrian, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to woman, draped, kneeling right and holding globe in left hand.

24.23 gr

Ex Áureo 22/10/1997, nº 2070
2 commentsokidoki
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69-79 AD - TITUS (Caesar) AR denarius - struck 1Jan-23June 79 AD91 viewsobv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT VIII COS VII (captive kneeling right in front of trophy of arms)
ref: RIC II 208(Vespasian) (S), C.334(6 francs)
3.32gms, 18mm
Rare

This reverse probably commemorating another Agricola's victory in Britannia or reminder of the successful Jewish War. I think it's belong to the Judea Capta series, because the captive wearing a typical jewish cap, and in ancient times both jewish men and women are wearing dresses covering most of their body (arms and legs). Celtic warriors had a long hair to scary the enemy (and they wearing pants).
4 commentsberserker
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941 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Africa24 viewsReference.
Strack 769; RIC 941f; BMCRE 1789; C.1228

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P,
laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE, in Ex.SC,
Hadrian, togate, standing left, on right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Africa, wearing elephant-trunk headdress, kneeling, facing him, on left, holding corn-ears in left hand; corn-ears growing in center

24.65 gr
34 mm
6h
okidoki
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943 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Arabia34 viewsReference.
Strack 770; RIC 943 var. (bust left); C. 1233 var.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped bust left, seen from back.

Rev. RESTITVTORI ARABIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, standing right, on left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Arabia, kneeling, facing him, on right, holding bundle of canes (?) in left hand; camel left, in center.

25.60 gr
32 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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950 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Gallia23 viewsReference.
RIC 950f; Strack 776 ; Banti 658; BMCRE 1807; Cohen 1249

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI GALLIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, standing right, on left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Gallia, kneeling, facing him, on right, resting left arm at side.

27.50 gr
32 mm
12h
okidoki
499Hadrian_RIC952.jpg
952 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hispania39 viewsReference.
Strack 777; RIC 952; Spink 3633; C. 1272.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE in ex.S C
Hadrian, togate, standing left, on right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Hispania, kneeling, facing him, on left, holding branch in left hand; rabbit in center

25.40 gr
1 commentsokidoki
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956 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Italia44 viewsReference.
RIC 956; BMCRE 1823; Cohen 1275.RIC 956; Banti --: Strack 779

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head with lions trophy around neck

Rev. RESTITVTORI ITALIAE,
Hadrian standing right, holding roll and raising kneeling Italia, holding cornucopiae.

25.17 gr
31 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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A Plautius AR Denarius17 viewsA Plautius (55 BC) AR denarius (3.99g) Rome. Head of Cybele right / Camel and kneeling figure holding palm branch right. Hendin 1443. Crawford 431/1. Toned, VFOctopus Grabus
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A. Plautius70 viewsA. Plautius 54 BCE, denarius, 21mm., Rome mint. O: Turreted head of Cybele right, A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR SC behind. R: Bacchius (Aristobulus II) kneeling right, extending olive branch, camel at side, BACCHIVS in exergue, IVDAEVS on right. Hendin 1443

The 'Bacchius the Jew' kneeling on the reverse is most likely Judah Aristobulus II, who usurped the throne of Judea from his brother John Hyrcanus II between 67 and 63 BC. In 63 BCE, Pompey the Great sided with Hyrcanus and subjected Jerusalem to a brutal siege and sacking, deposing Aristobulus II. Pompey went so far as to enter the Holy of Holies, defiling the sanctuary and marking the end of the great Hasmonean dynasty.

The Romans now had a foot in the door and were not about to remove it. Hyrcanus became a Roman ethnarch, one who ruled by the grace of the Romans, dependent on their goodwill and support to retain his throne.

Aristobulus was permitted to live as a hostage in Rome, but later escaped and tried to resume the throne, only to be defeated again by M. Aemilius Scaurus. This issue celebrates this unsuccessful attempt to regain control of Judaea.

Behind the scenes, a rich Idumaean chieftain named Antipater continued to manipulate Hyrcanus and to pander to Rome, building influence and power. This set the stage for the eventual rise to power of his infamous son, Herod the Great.

Except for the inscription, this coin is of the same reverse type as Hendin 1441.
2 commentsNemonater
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Achaemenid Empire36 viewsUnknown ruler, 5th - 4th cent. BC, AR siglos, 5,55gr,
SNG Cop 281-283
mint: Sardes, axis: 12h;
obv.: king, bare-headed, w/diadem, advancing in kneeling-running stance, w/lance and bow, long hair, long beard; long tunic;
rev: incuse punch;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz
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Achaemenid Empire - AR siglos7 viewsSardis
c. 510/505-486 BC
Great King right bearded and crowned kneeling-running, drawing bow, quiver at shoulder
incuse square
Carradice type II: Carradice plate XI, 11 - 13; BMC Arabia p. 173, 185 ff.; SGCV II 3428; Klein 754; Noe Sigloi pl. XIII, 215 ff.; Carradice NC 1998 pl. 3, 58 ff; Asyut Hoard 714; Winzer 1.6; Sunrise 21. Common. 73935
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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ACHAEMENID EMPIRE 1/3 SIGLOS14 viewsSilver 1/3 Siglos. 10 mm. 1.76 g. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I (505-480 BC).
Obv: Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow.
Rev: Incuse rectangular punch.

Carradice Type II; Klein 755.
Nemonater
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Achaemenid Empire Silver Siglos59 viewsAchaemenid Empire Silver Siglos
Silver Siglos 5.6 gram
Obverse: Kneeling King as archer Right CMK
Reverse: Incuse punch CMK’s on edge _7500

Antonivs Protti
Persia_Achaemenid_SNG-Cop284.jpg
Achaemenid Empire, Lydia15 viewsAchaemenid Empire. Artaxerxes II, III. 375-340 BC. AR Siglos (5.35 gm) of Sardis. Running/kneeling king r., wearing kidaris & kandys, holding bow and daggar, quiver at shoulder. Small banker's mark to r. / Oblong incuse punch.  gF.   Bt. Centurian Coins 1999. ATEC 1983-1985; Carradice 43-49, Type IV C, SNG Cop 7 284-287. Christian T
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Achaemenid Empire, Lydia15 viewsAchaemenid Empire. Xerxes-Artaxerxes. 486-450 BC. AR Siglos (5.51 gm) of Sardes. Running/kneeling king r., wearing kidaris & kandys, holding spear and bow, quiver at shoulder. / "Map" oblong incuse punch.  VF.  Bt Med Coins 1999. SNG Berry II 1148; Carradice Type III; Rosen coll. 672; SNG Kayhan 1029; SNG Cop 7 281-283; Sear 4678. Christian T
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Achaemenid Empire, Persia, AR Siglos, 450-330 BCE67 viewsAR Siglos - 5.61g, 15.4 mm

Obverse: Bearded archer kneeling right holding a spear and bow
Reverse: Incuse punch

References: Sear/Seaby 4682, BMC 3 ff.

Added to collection: May 27, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Achaemenid Kingdom106 viewsAchaemenid Kingdom. Darios I to Xerxes II. Ca. 485-420 B.C. AR siglos. Good Fine. Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. Carradice type IIIb/A-B. dpaul7
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Achaemenid Kingdom33 viewsAchaemenid Kingdom, Persia. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.53 g). Obv.: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow. Rev.: Incuse punch. Eye counterstamp on rim. Reference: Carradice Type IIIb C. Ex Ardatirion collection.dpaul7
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Achaemenid Kingdom, West Asia Minor, Artaxerxes II - Darius III, AR Siglos.9 viewsLydia 375-336 B.C. 5.47g - 14.8mm.

Obv: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, three annulets on breast of kandys, holding dagger and bow, quiver with arrows over shoulder. Back to back crescent ountermark on the left.

Rev: Irregular incuse punch mark.

Carradice type IV (late) C: Carradice plate XV, 46 ff.; BMC Arabia p. 171, 172 ff., pl. XXVII, 18 - 19; BMC 42 Countermark.

Christian Scarlioli
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Achaemenid Kingdom. Artaxerxes I to Artaxerxes II12 viewsAchaemenid Kingdom. Artaxerxes I to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 450-375 B.C. AR siglos (15.69 mm, 4.84 g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow / Rectangular incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb; SNG Kayhan 1029. Fine, rough.ecoli
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia, Artaxerxes I - Darius III AR Siglos 35 views17mm 5.63g 450-330 BC.
O: Great King kneeling r. with Bow and Dagger. Three bankers marks.
R: Oblong punch.
SG4683, Head CoLP 27. Darkly toned. Nice heavy weight. _3690
Antonivs Protti
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia, Artaxerxes I - Darius III AR Siglos 450-330 BC. 103 views16mm 4.40g
O: Great King kneeling r. with bow and spear, pellet behind.
R: Oblong punch with raised pattern within.
SG4682v(no pellet obv.).
There has been supposition that the raised areas on the reverse are actually a map of the Satrapal territories in Asia Minor. _6450
Antonivs Protti
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia, Darius I AR Siglos 15mm 5.10g 510-486 BC. 83 viewsO: Great King kneeling r. with Bow and Spear.
R: Oblong punch.
SG - , Head CoLP 25. _3501 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia, Darius I Silver Siglos 521-486 B.C.15 viewsAchaemenid Kings of Persia, Darius I Silver Siglos 521-486 B.C. Sardis. 5.11 grams. First archer series. Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type II Plate XI, 12., VF.mjabrial
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Achaemenid siglos (c. 420 - 375 BC)26 viewsObv.: Persian king (or hero) kneeling or running right, holding spear and bow
rev.: irregular punches
Ginolerhino
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AE 10, SNG Cop 254 - 255 var, Bee/ stag20 viewsEphesos, Ionia, c. 387 - 295 B.C. Bronze AE 10, SNG Cop 254 - 255 var (various magistrates); cf. BMC Ionia p. 54, 63 - 66 (various magistrates and AE 14), aF, 1.067g, 10.1mm, 135o, obverse “Ε−Φ”, bee; reverse, stag kneeling left, head turned back, astragalus above right, illegible magistrate's name on left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 12, SNG Cop 244, Bee/ stag15 viewsEphesos, Ionia, 387 - 295 B.C. Bronze AE 12, SNG Cop 244, BMC -, F, porous, Ephesos mint, 1.579g, 12.1mm, 0o, obverse “Ε−Φ”, bee; reverse , forepart of stag kneeling right, head turned back left; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE trachy Michael VII Palaeologus SB 225921 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ
Reverse:Michael, L., kneeling before seated Christ who holds scroll and supported by St Michael.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2259 Gr 1339
22mm 1.80 gm
wileyc
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Aigeai, Cilicia. AE14 126/127 A.D.24 viewsHelmeted bust of Athena right.
Goat kneeling left; EOP (date) above.
Pedja R
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Aigeai; Head of Athena r./ goat kneeling left; AE1910 viewsAigeai, Cilicia, c. 130 - 77 B.C. Bronze AE 19, SNG Levante 1666, BMC Cilicia - , SNG Cop -, Aigeai mint, 3.467g, 18.9mm, 0o, c. 130 - 77 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, hair in long curls on neck, border of dots; reverse “ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΤΗΣΙΕΡΑΣ [KAIAUTONOMOU]”, goat kneeling left, monogram right; Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Akanthos, 470-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm 5 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 470-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64 gm) Attic stdd. Lion r. attacking bull, kneeling l., head raised, dotted border. ΔI (magistrate) above. Ex: laurel branch w/ 3 leaves to l. / ΑΚΑ-ΝΘ-Ι-ΟΝ around raised quadripartite square, quarters raised and granulated.  gVF.   Pegasi 123 #59. AMNG III 2 #23, plate VII #4; HGC 3.1 #385; Desneux Type H/C #110 (dies D106/R99). cf SNG ANS 7 #12-15; CNG 72 #227. Rare (none on acsearch or CoinArchives). Anaximander
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Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol 4 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.30 gm) light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Forepart of bull kneeling l., looking back. Swastika above, dotted border. / Shallow quadripartite incuse square of dots.  gVF.   SNG ANS 7 #39-41; AMNG III/2 #35 (plate VII #13); BMC Macedonia 33; HGC 3.1 #392; SNG Ashmolean III #2212; SNG Cop 2 #17; SNG Fitzwilliam III #1893. Anaximander
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Anchor and Calf's head230 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/17 mm, 5.41 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM(1): Anchor; CM(2): Calf's head to right. RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Andrea Dandolo (1343 - 1354 A.D.)53 viewsItaly, Venice
AR Soldino di nuovo tipo
O: +•ANDR•DAN-"DVLO•DVX•, Doge kneeling left, holding banner.
R: +•S MARCVS VENETI•, nimbate rampant lion left, holding banner; S to left.
Secondo Aventurado, mintmaster.Struck 1353-1354.
15mm
.58g
Cf. CNI VII 23; Papadopoli 5 var. (obv. legend); cf. Paolucci 5.
2 commentsMat
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Andronicus II, SBCV 2330, DOC Cl. II21 viewsHead of cherub surrounded by four stars and Crosses
A N ΔP ON in columns to left, unclear letters to right
Andronicus kneeling before Christ being supported by St. Michael, IC XC around Christ's head
AE aspron trachy, 25mm, 2.00g

Sadly, the specimen is holed
novacystis
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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD, Track 3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)27 viewsRoman Republic
moneyer Ti. Veturius, 137 BC, Rome
AR denarius, 3.85 gm
Obv: helmeted bust of Mars right
Rev: youth kneeling left, holding pig; at either side, two soldiers standing holding spear and touching pig with swords. ROMA above.
Ref: Crawford 234/1. Sydenham 527. RSC Veturia 1.

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Antoninus Pius, RIC 652, Sestertius of AD 141-143 (Temple of Venus and Roma)31 viewsÆ sestertius (24.06g, 33, 12h). Rome mint struck AD 141-143.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
VENERI FELICI (around) S C (in ex.) decastyle temple on podium of four steps; figure (of Venus) in the center in space between columns seated front; in pediment three standing figures in the center flanked by reclining figures; on roof, seated figure in the center flanked by two smaller kneeling figures; on angles, Victories standing front, holding wreaths in both hands.
RIC 652 (rare); Cohen 1074 (12 fr.); BMCRE 1324 var. (but no figure in space between columns); Strack 865 (3 specimens); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4257; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:23;
ex Nomisma

This commemorates the completion in AD 141 of the celebrated double-temple of Venus and Roma designed by Hadrian and begun two decades before. The two sanctuaries were placed back to back and the complex formed the largest temple in Rome. A parallel issue depicts the other element of the structure, the temple of Roma.
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 652, Sestertius of AD 141-143 (Temple of Venus and Roma)25 viewsÆ sestertius (24.06g, 33, 12h). Rome mint struck AD 141-143.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
VENERI FELICI (around) S C (in ex.) decastyle temple on podium of four steps; statue of seated figure (Venus) in center space between columns; in pediment three standing figures in the center flanked by reclining figures; on roof, seated figure in the center flanked by two smaller kneeling figures; on angles, Victories standing front, holding wreaths in both hands.
RIC 652 (rare); Cohen 1074 (12 fr.); BMCRE 1324 var. (no statue between columns); Strack III 865 (listed in 3 collections: Berlin, Paris, Vienna; plate X 864: same obv. & rev. dies); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 507 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4257; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:23
ex Nomisma auction 46 (2012)

This commemorates the completion in AD 141 of the celebrated double-temple of Venus and Roma designed by Hadrian and begun two decades before. The two sanctuaries were placed back to back and the complex formed the largest temple in Rome. A parallel issue depicts the other element of the structure, the temple of Roma.
Charles S
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AR Stater of Tarsos, Cilicia in the name of the Satrap Mazaios 361-334BC21 viewsOBVERSE: Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, holding eagle, corn-ear with bunch of grapes in right hand and lotus-headed scepter in left; Aramaic legend to right Baal Tarz.
REVERSE: Lion on the back of a kneeling bull which it attacks with teeth and claws., above is Aramaic legend Mazdai all within circles of dots.
Sear 5650 B.M.C. 21.171,21

Mazaios was the Satrap of Cilicia under the Persian monarchs. He made the wise decision of allying himself with Alexander when he showed up on the frontier of his territory. Alexander could be very generous to local rulers when they saw things his way and Mazaios was given a position in the new order. The coin is particularly interesting because the mage of Baal is clearly the prototype for 'Zeus Aetophoros' on the subsequent Alexandrine coinage.
Most test cuts are probably done by striking with a sharp chisel. The very deep and shaped cut here must have been done with some kind of highly levered tool like a modern bolt cutter.
Weight 10.8 grams
daverino
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Arcadius 18 viewsArcadius AE2
24 mm 5.93 gm
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVGVSIVS
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS E_XERCIT
Emperor standing right, labarum inscribed with labarum in right hand, globe in left, left foot on bound captive kneeling on ground to right and looking back Cross in left field CONSΓ in exergue
1 commentsKoffy
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Arcadius (RIC 26, Coin #585)19 viewsRIC 26 (C), AE2, Nicomedia, 378 - 383 AD.
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield, hand of God above holding wreath.
REV: GLORIA ROMANORVM (star SMN delta); Emperor holding spear and shield on ground, standing facing, head left, captive kneeling left.
SIZE: 22.5mm 5.28g
MaynardGee
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Aretas31 viewsAretas, denarius
M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC.
19mm, 3,99g.
Obv. M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C; King Aretas III of Nabatea kneeling beside camel in an attitude of supplication, holding olive-branch.
Rev. P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER; Jupiter in quadriga left, holding thunderbolt.
Cr422/1a
1 commentsMarsman
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD37 viewsAR tdr., 13,79gr, 25, 4mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; dotted border 4:30 to 6h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT; in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 4 lines of legend visible: from the left side: ΛPCΛKO(Y) right side: (B)ΛCIΛC(ΩN) in exergue: CYCPΓCT(OY) to be read from the inside, (A)PTCMIC(TIOY); dated April 23 AD;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD34 viewsAR tdr., 12,65gr, 31,1mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long curly beard; earring, 3 or 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; in left field ΔΛT;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT(22/23 AD); in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: from the left side: (Λ)PCΛKO(Y) (BΛCIΛ)CΩ(C) BΛCIΛCΩ(N) CYCP(ΓCTOY) to be read from the inside, month name illegible;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz
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Artemis Parthenos kneeling right on back of stag/ Bull left, AE2017 viewsThrace, Chersonesos. ca 250 BC. Æ 20mm, 3.58g. (obv on right in photo) XEP, Artemis Parthenos kneeling right on back of stag about to slay it, holding a bow in her left hand, dagger in right / Bull butting left on club; DIAGORA & bow below. SNG BMC 769, SNG Cop 9. Ex areich. Photo credit areich Podiceps
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 32 viewsLydia, Hierakome - Hierokaisareia
Obv.: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with bow and quiver at l. shoulder, ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ below (only partially visible)
Rev.: ΙΕP monogram, forepart of stag kneeling right, ring of pearls with big pearls
AE, 5.80g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG v. Aul. 2951
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 23 viewsLydia, Hierakome - Hierokaisareia
Obv.: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with bow and quiver at l. shoulder, ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ below
Rev.: ΙΕP monogram, forepart of stag kneeling right, ring of pearls with small pearls
AE, 6,73g, 21mm
Ref.: SNG v. Aul. 2951
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Male bust, Artemis17 viewsLydia, Hierakome (Hierokaisareia)
First half of the second century
Obv: Male head right, wearing tiara. (priest ?)
Rev.: ΙΕΡ monogram, Artemis kneeling on stag
AE, 4.94g, 18mm
Ref.: Klein 568; SNG Copenhagen 172.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, Artemis on stag19 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: ЄΠI KAΠITΩNOC (clockwise), Draped bust of Artemis Persica right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄWN, Artemis kneeling on back of stag right and grasping it on its antlers.
Leaded AE, 3.21g, 14mm
Ref.: RPC I 2391
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, Artemis on stag12 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: ЄΠI KAΠITΩNOC (clockwise), Draped bust of Artemis Persica right with two hair buns
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄWN, Artemis kneeling on back of stag right and grasping it on its antlers.
Leaded AE, 3.63g, 16.3mm
Ref.: RPC I 2391 var.
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 20 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica right, with quiver at left shoulder, bow and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡ-ΕΩΝ, forepart of stag kneeling right
AE, 3.06g, 17x18.3mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1863
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, forepart of stag 25 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica right, with quiver at left shoulder, bow and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙ-СΑΡΕΩΝ, forepart of stag kneeling right
AE, 2.99g, 17.4mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1863 var (legend division)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Pisidia, Selge, Herakles, Stag11 viewsPisidia, Selge
AE13, 2nd-1st centurie BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles facing, wreathed with styrax
Rev.: Stag kneeling r., head turned l. ΣE in field, arrow below
Æ, 3.17g, 12.9mm
Ref.: SNG France 1963 var.
shanxi
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Augustus Plated Denarius - Bearded Barbarian Offering Vexillum (Hybrid, RIC 288/416)49 viewsPlated Denarius
After 12 BC
3.16g

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

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

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

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


3 commentsKained but Able
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus8 viewsCyzicus
summer – autumn 272 AD
Issue 6, Phase 1
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman
RESTITVT·OR_IENTIS
C*S
RIC V-1, 351 Cyzicus; Cohen 204
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2962
3,56g 22,5mm
Johny SYSEL
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 2191 RR71 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: F8 (HEROICALLY NUDE BUST)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//S *
MINT: SISCIA
WEIGHT: 3.64
RIC TEMP: 2191 (9 EX.)
NOTE: Only one obverse die. On the shield, Emperor on horseback riding r. spearing kneeling enemy.
eXtremely rare and sought-after bust type
10th known specimen in the world
3 commentsBarnaba6
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Aurelian, Antoninianus, Restitvt Orientis. Czyzicus2 viewsAurelian (270 – 275 AD)

AE Antoninianus, Cyzicus, 272 – 274 AD.

Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVT ORIENTIS, woman kneeling right, being raised by Aurelian holding sceptre standing left.

Mintmark: C * S.
RIC V-1 351 var S.

Weight: 3.5g
Diameter: 23mm
Jose Polanco
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Aurelianus15 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right; Cuirass decorated with: Emperor standing left, holding spear, raising kneeling female
IOVI CONSER; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, both holding sceptre.
Ex: S
Serdica
RIC 129
Julianus of Pannonia
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Baal or Zeus (Interpretatio Graecia) on Cilician Stater of Satrap Mazaios266 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88g, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strikes on high points. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor long before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
4 commentsJason T
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BCC g1784 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-4th cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Herdsman kneeling to left milking
goat. Palm branch, above, and
bush? before goat. Convex on
front and back faces, with beveled edge.
Chipped, somewhat eroded on the face,
back highly polished.
Translucent Red /White Carnelian
Gem size: 14x11.5 mm. 0.91gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from Caesarea Maritima",
Atiqot English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #148-#150.
v-drome
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BHM 0538. The Peace of Amiens, 1802.122 viewsObv. Angel standing, reaching down to clasp the hand of kneeling woman, angel holds a branch and scroll in her left hand, pedestel between the two figures MY SOUL DOTH MAGNIFY THE LORD/in exergue MARCH 27 1802/ K.N.K
Rev. Veiled female figure standing facing, arms uplifted, cross in left hand, radiant light above her head, ornate domed structure at her feet to left, intaglio portrait of a man to her right WE PRAISE THEE O GOD/ in exergue THANKSGIVING/ JUNE 1

Engraved by J. G. Hancock in 1802 to celebrate a mass held at St. Pauls cathedral commemorating the peace between France and Britain.
LordBest
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Billion Soldino 25 viewsObverse: + FRA DAN DVLO DVX Doge kneeling l., holding banner
Reverse: + S MARCVS VENTI Lion of St MArk l., holding banner
Mint: tentatively to mint of Glarentza
Date 1333-1364 CE
Malloy p. 370. 61, Cox, caparelli Hoard, I, 8-12
12mm


The Frankish states in Greece likely began minting sometime after 1255. Rather similar to french tournois and Venetian grossi as in the example above, and rather unlike the Byzantine types of Constantinople and Thessalonica, possibly they represent likely a coinage for the Franks who were living in the new Western capital of Morea after the fall of Constantinople in 1204. Though in the past these coins as above have been attributed to Robert of Taranto due to site finds, Malloy admits that Metcalf proposes that these imitation grossi are possibly Serbian or another Balkan power. Perhaps more evidence will be uncovered,
wileyc
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Bithynia, Prusa ad Olympum, Caracalla BMC 22130 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217
AE 25, 6.38g
obv. AVT KM AVR AN - TWNINOC CEB
bust, laureate, r.
rev. PRO - VCAEW - N
Telamonian Aias, nude, helmeted, kneeling on right knee facing left; left leg extending
behind; right hand holding drawn sword given him by Hektor, point pressed to belly in
the moment prior to hurling himself upon it. Pile of rocks before, and circular shield
below him. (Description by Tiathena!)
BMC Bithynia, p.197, 22
very rare, ancient gouge on Aias' body, otherwise VF, old nice patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
4 commentsJochen
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bmc1830 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR AN-TONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COL IVLA VGFEL→BER, Poseidon advancing right, holding trident and grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe kneeling left, head right, holding small amphora.
31 mm, 18.80 gms


BMC 183, SNG Cop--, Naville Numismatics, Auction 50, Lot 205 (this coin)
Charles M
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Boeotia, Orchomenos, SNG Copenhagen 26656 viewsAE 20, Dichalkon, 5.91g
struck 4th century BC
obv. Artemis kneeling r., holding bow, quiver on back, [dog behind]
rev. [ERCOMENIWN]
Kallisto seated l. on rocks, transfixed by an arrow in her breast´and falling
backwards, at her side, the infant Arkas laying on his back.
SNG Copenhagen 266; BMC 1-2 var.; MG 246-7; Svoronos 1914, pl. XI, 5, 7; Traite III, 940
rare, about VF, dark-green patina

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Bohemia: Vladislav I (1109-1118,1120-1125) AR Denár (Cach-543; Šmerda-192)16 viewsObv: Duke seated left on throne, holding sword and laying right hand on head of kneeling person
Rev: Bust of St. Wenzels facing, holding lance and book
SpongeBob
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Byblos (Jebail, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel of Adramelek (IVth C. BC)26 viewsObv.:galley sailing left with two hoplites on board, beneath hippocamp left
Rev.: legend that should be "Adramelek king of Jebal", bull kneeling left attacked by lion on his back.
8-10 mm
Ginolerhino
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2359; DOC 913-17; PCPC-263)17 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding spear
Rev: Andronicus kneeling before and being blessed by Christ standing left
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX (1282-1328) AV Hyperpyron, Thessalonica (Sear-2396v; Bendall 207.2)23 viewsObv: Bust of the Virgin, orans, within city walls with six groups of towers; Ʞ - K
Rev: Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to either side
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2245; DOC V 29-32; PCPC 7)17 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back, with side panels each decorated with a saltire and four pellets; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠOΤ/IC to left, ΟΠ/Α/ΛЄ/OΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2245; DOC V 29-32; PCPC 7)9 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back, with side panels each decorated with a saltire and four pellets; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠOΤ/IC to left, ΟΠ/Α/ΛЄ/OΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3)22 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds scroll; K ꓘ across field
Rev: X/M/ΔЄC/Π/TIC to left, O/ΠA/ΛЄ/ΟΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; Kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3) 10 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds scroll; K ꓘ across field
Rev: X/M/ΔЄC/Π/TIC to left, O/ΠA/ΛЄ/ΟΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; Kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3)10 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds scroll; K ꓘ across field
Rev: X/M/ΔЄC/Π/TIC to left, O/ΠA/ΛЄ/ΟΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; Kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2260; Bendall-Donald C.2; PCPC 21)24 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back, with side panels each decorated with a saltire and four pellets; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/Π/ΤIC to left, Ο/ΠΑ/ΛЄ/OΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople233 viewsObv: Bust of Christ, "K" to Left, Backwards "K" to Right
Rev: Emperor, Supported by St. Michael, Kneeling Before Christ
Sear 2259
An interesting variety because of the "K" between the emperor and Christ on the reverse...I have not seen this before.
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C.MEMMIUS C.f.29 viewsAR denarius. 56 BC. 3.90 gm. Head of Ceres right. C.MEMMI C.F before. / Captive kneeling right before trophy of eastern arms.IMPERATOR
behind. C.MEMMIVS before. Craw 427/1. RSC Memmia 10.
CNG 38. Lot 813.
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C.MEMMIUS C.f. 43 viewsAR denarius. 56 BC. 3.90 gm. Head of Ceres right wearing grain wreath and earring . C.MEMMI C.F before. / Captive kneeling right before trophy of eastern arms.IMPERATOR
behind. C.MEMMIVS before. Craw 427/1. RSC Memmia 10.
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Calabria Tarentum AR Diobol39 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with Skylla.
Rev: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion.
Date: Circa 380 - 325 BC
Diam: 11.9mm
Weight: 1.3g
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CALABRIA, Tarentum AR Diobol51 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with three rosettes

Herakles kneeling on right leg, strangling the Nemean lion.

Tarentum Calabria
Circa 325-280 BC

0.78g

Vlasto 1372; SNG ANS 1444; HN Italy 976.

Ex-ANE
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol15 viewsSilver, 11.5 mm, 1.13 g, 3 h
Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing.
Rev. Herakles kneeling to left with his head and body turned to right, holding his club in his right hand and the Nemean lion with his left; in the exergue, E. Cf.
HN III 976 & Vlasto 1364.
A toned example with an interesting depiction of Herakles's struggle with the lion. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Leo
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Caracalla - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Bassianus * Equestrian, AR Denarius * 196-217 AD121 views
Coin issue, celebration of Caracalla's invasion of Britain which would eventually culminate in his acclamation & title of, 'Britanicus.'

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head right
Rev: PONTIF TR P XI COS III - the Emperor Caracalla in military attire, holding spear on horseback, right-facing, enemy kneeling before & below horse (worn from view), right hand raised as in supplication, also right-facing.

Exergue: PROF

Mint: Rome
Struck: 208 AD.

Size: 19 mm.
Weight: 3.4 grams
Die axis: 180 degs.

Condition: Beautiful bright, clear luster, despite some notable wear to the relief on the reverse.

Refs:*
RIC IVi, p. 228, 108 Scarce
Cohen 510
D. Sear II, 6874, p. 526
BMCRE 574
Hill 983
RSC 510

Tiathena
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Caracalla - SAL GEN HVM21 viewsDenarius, 3.07 g, 20 mm, 12 h, 200-201 AD

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: SAL GEN HVM
Salus standing left, extending right hand to raise kneeling woman and holding a sceptre (around which a serpent entwines) in her left hand

Laodicea ad Mare mint

RIC IVi 350
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Caracalla - Salus helping back up a roman citizen155 viewsDenarius after 200
O/ ANTONINUS AUGUSTUS Older boy's laureate bust draped and cuirassed right
R/ SAL GEN - HUM Salus standing half-left, holding serpent-wreathed sceptre and extending right hand to figure kneeling before her
C 558 - RIC 350
Mint: Laodicea ad Mare
On syrian coins the head is less stereotyped than on roman coins
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Caracalla - The emperor on horse93 viewsDenarius 208
O/ ANTONINUS - PIUS AUG Youth's laureate head right
R/ PROF in ex., PONTIF TR P XI COS III around, Caracalla, in military attire, on horse walking right, holding spear; before him, foeman kneeling right, raising right hand
C 510 - RIC 108
Mint: Rome (4th off., 28th emission)
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius36 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG laureate head right
Rev. PONTIF TR P XI COS III PROF Emperor in military attire, holding spear, on horseback right, enemy kneeling right before, PROF in ex.
Ref. RIC 108, RSC 511, BMC 574
Mint Rome
Year 208

ANTONINVS PIVS AVGVSTVS Antoninus Pius is your Emperor and Augustus
PONTIF TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XI CONSUL III PROFECTIO High Priest, Tribune of the People for the eleventh time, Consul for the third time. Good luck to the Emperor setting out on his (British) expedition

-:Bacchus:-
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Caracalla AE Tetrassarion41 viewsObv: AVT KM AVP CEV ANTΩNEINOC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: AΔRIANOΠOΛEITΩN - Emperor standing right, holding spear in right hand, and parazonium in left hand; left foot on kneeling captive.
Mint: Hadrianapolis
Date: 198 - 217 AD
Diam: 27mm
Weight: 14.17g
Ref: Moushmov 2633
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD18 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PONTIF TRP XI COS III, Caracalla on horseback pacing right, holding a spear with a captive kneeling before.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 208 AD

3.1 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 108, RSC 510, S6874, VM 75/1
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Carian tetradrachm - Royal issue ?92 viewsCARIA, Achaemenid Period. Circa 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 14.83 g).
Struck circa 350-341 BC. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear held in his right hand, left hand on rein.
Konuk, Influences, Group 2; SNG Copenhagen (Persian Empire) 290-291 var. (symbol on rev.); Traité II 128; Babelon, Perses 623 var. (symbols on obv.); Pixodarus 1-11.

The archer-horseman tetradrachms are one of the most enigmatic Persian coinages struck in Asia Minor prior to the invasion of Alexander the Great. Though various symbols and letters occur in the fields, no inscription exists to help us identify the issuer, mint, or purpose of issue. Konuk, however, identified two series, with and without subsidiary symbols on the reverse. Also, analysis of the Pixodarus Hoard has allowed the coinage to be dated from the decade beginning circa 350 BC. Additionally, as only the earlier, non-symbol, type is represented, Meadows concluded that the date of deposit of the Pixodarus hoard, 341 BC, served as a tentative divider between the two series.
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Carradice Type II AR Siglos - Time of Darius I to Xerxes I119 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC.
AR Siglos (12mm, 5.29 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type II, pl. XI, 12-13. Near VF, toned.

Provenance: CNG Electronic auction 149, Lot: 114.
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Carradice Type II AR Siglos - Time of Darius I to Xerxes I90 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC.
AR Siglos (14mm, 5.28 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, shooting bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. VF, hoard patina.

Provenance: CNG electronic auction 152, Lot: 116.
Caffaro
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Carradice Type II AR Siglos - Time of Darius I to Xerxes I95 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC.
AR Siglos (13mm, 5.22 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, shooting bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. VF, toned.

Provenance: CNG electronic auction 153, Lot: 71.
Caffaro
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Carradice Type III AR 1/8th siglos - Artaxerxes II - Darius III58 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Ca. 375-336 B.C.
AR 1/8th siglos (10 mm, 0.68 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. L.
Mildenberg, "Über das Münzwesen im Reich der Achämeniden, AMI 26 (1993), 19 = Hess-Leu 45, 386
(same rev. die); cf. Carradice type IIIb (late); Winzer -; Klein -; Traité -; BMC -. VF, toned, porosity. An
extremely rare fraction - possibly the second known example.
Caffaro
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III122 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.
AR Siglos (12mm, 5.60 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Struck on a good metal. Very large die. Choice pleasing VF.

Provenance: Pars coins
Caffaro
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III70 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR Siglos (15.2mm, 5.449 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. aVF.

Provenance: Forvm Ancient Coins
Caffaro
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III62 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.
AR Siglos (16mm, 5.56 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Struck on a good metal. Very large die. Choice pleasing VF.

Provenance: Ephesus Coins
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III26 viewsCarradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes I
- Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.AR Siglos (12mm, 5.60 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right,
holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow
/ Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Coin #69

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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III42 viewsCarradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes I
- Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C. AR Siglos (12mm, 5.60 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right,
holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow
/ Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Struck
on a good metal. Choice pleasing Coin #70
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire31 viewsCarradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.
AR Siglos (12mm, 5.60 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Struck on a good metal. Very large die.
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Carradice Type IIIa AR Siglos - Xerxes I105 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Xerxes I, c. 480 B.C.
AR Siglos (17mm, 5.28 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIa; Choice pleasing VF.
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Carradice Type IV AR 1/4 Siglos - Time of Darius III69 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR 1/4 Siglos (0.7mm, 1.24 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; S 4683. F, toned.

Provenance: Harlan J Berk
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Carradice Type IV AR 1/4 Siglos - Time of Darius III 22 viewsCarradice Type IV AR 1/4 Siglos - Time of Darius III
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darius III,
c. 450 - 330 B.C. AR 1/4 Siglos (0.7mm, 1.24 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance
right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his
left bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type IV; S 4683.
Coin #68
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius III86 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR Siglos (16.7mm, 5.505 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; S 4683. gVF, toned.

Provenance: Forvm Ancient Coins
Caffaro
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius III74 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR Siglos (15.5mm, 5.54 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; S 4683v. VF.

Provenance: Zuzim Judea
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid 51 viewsCarradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR Siglos (16.7mm, 5.505 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; S 4683
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid 43 viewsCarradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time Artaxerxes I - Darius IIIPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C.
AR Siglos (16.7mm, 5.505 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; S 4683.
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time of Darius III123 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.
AR Siglos (13mm, 5.55 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; Struck on a good metal. Very large die. Choice pleasing VF.

Provenance: Pars Coins
Caffaro
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time of Darius III91 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Darius III, c. 375-340 BC.
AR Siglos (16mm, 5.50 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IV; Taf. XV, 46. VF.

Provenance: Tom Vossen
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Carradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time of Darius III 44 viewsCarradice Type IV AR Siglos - Time of Darius III
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darius III,
c. 450 - 330 B.C. AR Siglos.
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right,
holding dagger in his right and bow in his left bow
/ Incuse punch. Carradice Type IV; S 4683. Coin #62
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Cilicia, Aigai. Circa 102/1 BC. Æ 18, Athena/ Goat17 viewsCilicia, Aigai. Circa 102/1 BC. Æ 18, 2/3 unit (3.2 g). Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓEAIΩN THΣ IEPA KAI AYTONOMOY, Goat kneeling left. Monogram over. Bloesch 178. SNG Levante 1666.Podiceps
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Cilicia, Aigeai. Circa 130-77 BC. Æ19mm9 viewsObv: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Goat kneeling left; monogram right.
SNG Levante 1653; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -.
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Cilicia, Kelenderis50 views4th century BC
9-10mm, 0.76g
obv: horse rearing right
rev: KE[Λ]; goat kneeling left, looking back over shoulder
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Cilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,64 viewsCilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,
avers: Horse prancing right within beaded circle.
reverse: KE, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left, head right.
exergue: -/KE//--, diameter: 9,0mm, weight: 0,76g, axes: 9h,
mint: Cilicia, Kelenderis, date: 3rd.century B.C., ref: SNG Levante 029, SNG France 116-7,
Q-001
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Cilicia, Kelenderis, obol69 views9mm, 0.72g
obv: forepart of Pegasos right
rev: goat kneeling right, head reverted
(SNG France 2, -;
SNG Levante I, 27;
SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlung 6, Ziegler, -;
BMC 21.56.30
Sear 5536 var.;)

ex Roland Müller collection, ex Rutten & Wieland
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater74 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
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Cilicia, Seleukia ad Calycadnum, Gallienus SNG Lev. 78957 viewsGallienus AD 253-268
AE 26, 10g
obv. AYK PLK GALLIHN / OC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind,laureate, r.
rev. C[E]LEYK - E - WN K / ALYK / ADN / W
Athena stg. r., shield in l. hand, stabs with spear on Giant with snakelike feet,
kneeling before her. He grabs her spear with l. hand and has a rock in his
raised r. hand to throw it on her.
SNG Levante 789; BMC 57
rare, about VF

The reverse shows a scene of the Gigantomachia. After Zeus has locked up the Titans in the Tartaros Gaia sets her sons, the Giants, on the Olympic gods. They are human shaped with snakelike feet. The battle occured at Phlegra. The Giants throw rocks and mountains. They couldn't be killed by gods, only by humans. So Herakles came into play. He shot a poisoned arrow on Alkyoneus and dragged him over the frontier where he died. Athena throw the island of Sicily on another Giant where he was buried. His fire breathing came out of the Aetna until today.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III BMC 25832 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 33, 21.52g
obv. AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC CEB , P/P in l. und r. field´
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. TARCOV M - HTROPOL, in l. field M/K, in r. field A/B/G
Mithras, in short military cloak and waving chlamys, as sun-god with radiate
crown, kneeling with l. knee on back of a bull, pulling with l. hand its head
backwards and holding in raised r. hand the sacrificing knife (so-called
tauroctony)
BMC 258
very rare, F/F+

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

SNG Paris-226, SNG Levante-61.

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

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

All the hereditary kings of Cilicia were termed Syennesis, a royal title more than an actual name. As described in Xenophon’s Anabasis, Syennesis (III) under the influence of his wife and queen, Epyaxa, supported the unsuccessful revolt of Cyrus the Younger against his brother Artaxerxes II in 401 BC. As much as anything this action appears to have been motivated by the desire to prevent Cryrus’ army pillaging and looting during its passage through Cilicia. Syennesis’ support included a body of troops commanded by one of his sons. However, he sent another son, accompanied by a report on Cyrus plans and army to Artaxerxes, so that whatever the outcome he might be aligned with the winning side. Syennesis' actions, however, did little to save Cilicia's autonomy. After 400 BC it became an ordinary satrapy of the Persian Empire, rather than an independent tributary or vassal state, and the role of the hereditary king of Cilicia ceased, replaced by a satrap who was appointed by the Persian king, most frequently a relative of the latter.
n.igma
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Satrap Mazaios. AR Stater.128 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88gm, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strike. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor even before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is both blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
6 commentsJason T
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Cilicia, Uncertain Hemiobol28 viewsCilicia, uncertain mint. AR Hemiobol 4th C. BC. 0.31g, 7mm.
O: Female figure seated r. on the ground playing with astragali.
R: Archer kneeling r., drawing bow, Amphora to right.
- Troxell-Kagan, pg. 277, 6; Klein 641.
Nemonater
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater11 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.84 gm, 3h). NGC XF 4/5 - 4/5. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, reins in right hand, kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. SNG France 2, 46.2 commentsMark R1
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h)14 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h). VF. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, holding reins in right hand and kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing to left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. BMC -. SNG France 2, 46. Mark R1
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CILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU12 viewsCILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU 3/5 - 5/5, die shift. Side-view of fortified city walls with three crenelated towers, soldiers (?) on patrol between towers / Forepart of bull kneeling right, ankh to lower right. BMC -. SNG France 2 -. SNG Levante -. Casabonne -.

The attribution to Tarsus is based on the style and fabric of the flan, as well as the ankh symbol on the reverse. This symbol was clearly important to the people of Tarsus as the Great King is sometimes depicted carrying it upward by the shaft (cf. SNG France 2, 209); or displayed by itself as on the obol issue cf. SNG France 2, 207; or sometime as a device decorating the fields as on the previous lot in this sale. Another connecting theme is seen on satrapal Tarsus staters of the 4th century BC with lion and bull above crenelated city walls.
Mark R1
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Cilician Satraps, Datames6 viewsDatames, satrap. 370 BC AR Stater (10.06 gm) of Tarsos.  Helmeted Athena seated l. on rocks, holding spear, resting on shield; olive tree to r. / Aphrodite (?) in chiton and wearing peplos around legs, kneeling l., tossing astragaloi; lotus plant to r. Legend: [TEPΣIKON]. gVF.  CNG 72 #837. SNG France 2 237; SNG Levante 64; SNG von Aulock 5915; Casabonne type K1; Traité II/2, 1374, pl. CXXXVII, 3.Christian T
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Civic Issue - Tarsos39 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Circa 389-375 BC. AR Hemiobol ? Female kneeling left, casting astragaloi / Wreathed head of young male right. Göktürk -; SNG France 239; SNG Levante 65. VF, obverse off center, scratch on reverse behind head. Nice light toning.1 commentsCaffaro
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Constans AE Centenionalis34 viewsConstans, AE Centenionalis, 348-350, Third Group, Alexandria, Officina 3
D N CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Emperor, wearing pearl-diadem, in military dress standing left, labarum in right hand, left hand resting on shield, two bound captives with crested helmets kneeling before, looking at each other
* | E (?) across fields
ALEG in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.24g
RIC VIII, 64v

Note: This is a very unusual piece in several aspects - first, it is nearly fully silvered, which is very difficult to find from this period on centenionalii. Also, RIC specifically describes the emperor on the reverse as bare-headed, which he is not on this specimen. Normally, the emperor's chlamys is shown long and somewhat flying behind, but on this specimen it is extremely short, possibly so the right field would be available for the epsilon (?) mark (engraver's signature?)
TLP
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Constans Two Captives RIC 6532 viewsConstans, Alexandria, 348 AD, 21.45mm, 2.88g, RIC VIII, pg. 542, 65
OBV: DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor, bare head, standing left, holding labarum and shield,
two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, ALE delta in exergue, star in left field

SCARCE (RIC S)
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Constans, RIC VIII 80, Cyzicus28 viewsObv: D N CONSTANS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor advancing left holding chi-rho labarum and shield, 2 kneeling captives to right.
Exe: (dot) SMK epsilon
Date: 337-350 AD
Denom: Centenionalis
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Constans, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 11650 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE 2 (Centenionalis), 5.80g, 23.07mm
Thessalonica, 3rd officina, 348-350
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r. , globus in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier, helmeted stg. l., spearing fallen horseman; horseman, wearing pointed hat, is kneeling with his hands on the ground in front of his horse l. (RIC type FH1, kneeling)
in ex. TS Gamma star
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 116; LRBC 1647
F, general roughness
From Forum Ancient Forum, thanks!

This is my first FH1 type, which is the scarcest of all 4 types. Because of its unfavourable composition this type was soon cancelled. Not in Helvetica's FH lists.

1 commentsJochen
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Constantine I "the Great," 307 - 337 AD57 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed head of Constantine facing right, gazing upward.

Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on a cippus, a palm branch in each hand, before her stands a trophy at the foot of which is a kneeling captive being spurned by Victory, Є in left field; CONS in exergue.

Note: Refers to the erection of a fort in Daphne along the Danube River.

A passage from Eusebius mentions this “eyes to the heavens” bust: "How deeply his soul was impressed by the power of divine faith may be understood from the circumstance that he directed his likeness to be stamped on the golden coin of the empire with eyes uplifted as in the posture of prayer to God: and this money became current throughout the Roman world." (Eusebius IV.15)

Billon Follis, Constantinople mint, 328 AD

2.9 grams, 20 mm, 180°

RIC VII Constantinople 32, S16191
1 commentsSPQR Matt
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CONSTANTINE I -- DAFNE30 views307 - 337 AD
AE 18 mm 2.65 g
OBV: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
DIAD BUST R, LOOKING UPWARD
REV: CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE, VICTORY SEATED L ON CIPPUS, LOOKING R, HOLDING PALM BRANCHES, TROPHY R W/ KNEELING CAPTIVE AT BASE
CONS IN EXE
RIC 32 (R2) RARE
CONSTINOPLE
laney
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CONSTANTINE I -- DAFNE 11 views 307 - 337 AD
AE 18 mm 2.65 g
OBV: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
DIAD BUST R, LOOKING UPWARD
REV: CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE, VICTORY SEATED L ON CIPPUS, LOOKING R, HOLDING PALM BRANCHES AND TROPHY W/ KNEELING CAPTIVE AT BASE
CONS IN EXE
RIC 32 (R2) RARE
CONSTINOPLE
laney
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Constantine I Æ Follis57 viewsO: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette diademed head right, gazing upwards
R: CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy in front, at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory, Epsilon left
CONS in ex
20mm 2.86g RIC VII Constantinople 32 (r3)

1 commentscasata137ec
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Constantine I Constantiana Dafne RIC VII 3033 viewsConstantine I, Constantinople, 328 AD, 2.29g, 20.64mm, RIC VII pg., 574 30, (Bust E2)
OBV: CONSTANTI-NVS  MAX  AVG, rosette diademed head
OBV: CONSTANTIANA  DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand,
looking right, before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head,
spurned by Victory;
B in left field, CONS IN EXERGUE

VERY RARE (RIC R4)
Romanorvm
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Constantine I Constantiana Dafne RIC VII 3216 viewsConstantine I, Constantinople, 328 AD, 2.57g, 19mm, RIC VII pg., 574
OBV: CONSTANTI-NVS  MAX  AVG, rosette diademed bust right, eyes to God (Bust E5)
OBV: CONSTANTIANA  DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand,
looking right, before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head,
spurned by Victory;
S in left field, CONS IN EXERGUE

VERY RARE (RIC R2)
Romanorvm
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Constantine I Constantiana Dafne RIC VII 3520 viewsConstantine I, Constantinople, 328 AD, 2.8g, 18.91mm, RIC VII pg., 574 35, (Bust E8)
OBV: CONSTANTI-NVS  MAX  AVG, rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
OBV: CONSTANTIANA  DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand,
looking right, before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head,
spurned by Victory;
B in left field, CONS IN EXERGUE

VERY RARE (RIC R3)
Romanorvm
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Constantine I Constantiana Dafne RIC VII 3545 viewsConstantine I, Constantinople, 328 AD, 2.8g, 18.91mm, RIC VII pg., 574 35, (Bust E8)
OBV: CONSTANTI-NVS  MAX  AVG, rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
OBV: CONSTANTIANA  DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand,
looking right, before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head,
spurned by Victory;
A in left field, CONS IN EXERGUE

VERY RARE (RIC R3)
3 commentsRomanorvm
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Constantine I, 272-33731 viewsAE Follis: 19mm, 2.62g, 6h; Constantinople Mint: 328
Obv: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Dafne as Victory standing left on cippus holding palm branches, looking right,
trophy in front, kneeling captive / A // CONS
Reference: RIC VII, Constantinople 35 (p. 574) R3
Notes: sold to CN, 9/15
John Anthony
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Constantine The Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE33 viewsObv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory
delta in left, in ex. CONS RIC VII Constantinople 32 r2
James b4
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Constantius II53 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEA in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Constantius II50 viewsAE 2 (3,38 gr - 19 mm)
obv. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, globe in right
rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor standing left, labarum in right, resting left on shield, stepping on two kneeling barbarians
in exergue SMNA
mint Nicomedia
Struck 348-351 AD
RIC VIII Nicomedia 67
2 commentsHolger G
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Constantius II53 viewsConstantius II - Antioch Mint - Officina 2 - AE3 - RIC VIII 125

O: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe

R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left, holding labarum, two captives kneeling before him, ANB in exergue

4.5g, 20.2/21.5mm, 180 degree die axis, 348-350AD
2 commentsBiancasDad
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Constantius II23 viewsAD 337-361. Æ Centenionalis (21mm, 4.54 g, 4h). Alexandria mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 348-350. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe / Emperor standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield; two bound captives kneeling before him; ALEB. RIC VIII 54; LRBC 2814. brown patina, a hint of silvering. 2 commentsTLP
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Constantius II (RIC 708, Coin #594)9 viewsConstantius II, RIC 708, AE2, Cyzicus, 348 - 350 AD
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG Pearl-diadem, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (SMKB) Emperor bare headed and in military dress standing, Holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield. Two bound captives kneeling to the left before him.
Size: 21.8mm 4.88g
MaynardGee
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Constantius II - RIC ?9 viewsCyzicus
Constantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe /
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor walking right, holding standard with cross on banner, two kneeling captives to left, leaning left, star in left field.
Mintmark ?SMK Gama.
xokleng
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Constantius II AE222 viewsConstantius II AE2 25mm. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laureate and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe. A behind bust. / GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, shield on left arm, galloping right, spearing barbarian with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Mintmark: RP.

Rome RIC VIII 196
Tanit
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Constantius II AE215 viewsConstantius II AE2 25mm. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laureate and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe. A behind bust. / GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, shield on left arm, galloping right, spearing barbarian with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Mintmark: RP.

Rome RIC VIII 196
Tanit
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Constantius II Antioch 23 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar) 337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)

D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
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

4.41 gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus
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Constantius II Antioch RIC 12519 viewsConstantius II, Centenionalis, Antioch, 337 - 361 AD, 21.82mm, 5.0g, RIC VIII 125
OBV: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Diademed Bust left, holding globe
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperos standing left holding labarum, shield on ground,
two captives with Phrygian helmets kneeling before
Romanorvm
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CONSTANTIUS II centenionalis AD348-35022 viewsobv: D.N.CONSTANTIVS.PF.AVG (pearl-diadem, draped & cuirassed bust left, globe in hand)
rev: FEL.TEMP.REPARATIO / [S]MNΓ (emperor bare headed and in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives wearing pointed caps kneeling, leaning to the left before him)
ref: RIC VIII-Nicomedia71
4.21g, 19mm
berserker
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Constantius II FEL TEMP Two captives RIC VIII Alexandria 6237 viewsAE3 of Constantius II
20.5mm ,4.65g
Obv: DN CONSTAN-TIV P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, globe in hand
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left, banner in right, two captives kneeling before him, * left, ALEB in exergue

RIC VIII Alexandria 62
areich
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Constantius II RIC VIII 7152 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
pearl-diadem, draped & cuirassed
bust left, globe in hand
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
emperor bare headed and in military dress standing,
holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand,
resting left hand on shield, two bound captives
kneeling, leaning to the left before him, star in left field,
SMNr in ex.
20mm 5.8gm
1 commentsOWL365
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Constantius II RIC VIII Cyzicus 70161 viewsAE 21 mm 3.7 grams
OBV :: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed holding globe, bust left
REV :: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor standing left chalmy flowing to rear, Right foot resting on captive.holding standard with Chi-Rho in right hand, and shield resting on ground in left. 2 kneeling, leaning captives with prygian helmets to right at emperor's feet
EX :: SKMB
RIC VIII Cyzicus 70
RIC rated C
Purchased 10/2008
6 commentsJohnny
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Constantius II, Cyzicus RIC VIII-070(B)16 viewsAE2 Centenionalis
Cyzicus mint, 348-350 A.D.
21mm, 3.13g
RIC VIII-70

Obverse:
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, globe in right hand, bust left.

Reverse:
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
SMKB
Emperor, bare-headed and in military dress, standing left, in right hand holding standard with Chi-Rho on banner and resting left hand on shield; in front of him are two bound captives, kneeling right, their heads turned towards one another.
rubadub
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 90, Constantinople26 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor advancing left holding labarum and resting hand on shield. 2 captives kneeling to left.
Exe: CONSA* gamma in field left
Date: 328-329 AD
Denom: Centenionalis
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 135100 viewsConstantius 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 4.79g, 22.5mm
Antiochia 3rd group 1st series 1. officina, 350 - 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching
horse's neck (type FH4)
field: left Gamma
exergue: ANA
RIC VIII, Antiochia 135
about VF

Horseman bearded, bare-headed, with three braids
Not found in Helvetica's list.

FALLEN HORSEMAN types (FH):
1. horseman in kneeling position beside horse (FH1)
2. horseman sitting on ground beside horse (FH2)
3. horseman falling from horse and stretching arm behind him (FH3)
4. horseman falling and clutching horse's neck (FH4)
3 commentsJochen
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Aquileia 9649 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 6.2g, 24mm
Aquileia, 1.officina, 2.group, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman; he is waeing a pointed hat and is kneeling l. in front of his horse (RIC type FH1 kneeling, rare)
field right: star
exergue: AQP dot
RIC VIII, Aquileia 96; LRBC 892
S!, about EF, flan break at 9 o'clock

Not in Helvetica's list.

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara AD 344 against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
1 commentsJochen
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 11530 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE 2, 5.16g, 23.80mm
Thessalonica, 2nd group, 5th officina, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r., holding globe in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is kneeling besides his horse r.
(RIC type FH2 kneeling)
in ex. TSE star
ref. RIC VIII, Thessalonica 115; LRBC 1646
S!, F+, stripped

Cast?
Jochen
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Constantius II- Fel Temp Reparatio59 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

Pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe in right hand

obverse:
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG,

D N: Dominus Noster, our lord
CONSTANTIVS: Constantinus
P F: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

reverse:
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, happy times are here again

FEL: Happy
TEMP: Time
REPARATIO: Restoration

Constantius standing left holding standard (chi rho Christogram banner) and resting left hand on shield, two captives kneeling at feet on left

Domination: Bronze Centionalis AE2, size 23mm

Mint: The exergue should be CONSA* (A Aplha 1. st Officina) or CONSB* (B Beta 2 rd. Officina) or CONS Γ * (Γ 3.rd Officina). Its RIC VIII Constantinople 89, rated common.
John Schou
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Cr 422/1b - Aemilia 850 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC
AR Denarius, 58 BC (3.9g)
Moneyers: M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus

M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C, Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, REX ARETAS beneath camel / P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER, Jupiter in quadriga right; scorpion to left.

Cr422/1b, Syd 913, Aemilia 8 VF, worn dies

Ex Imperial Coins
RR0005
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Crusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John. Philibert of Naillac (1396-1421). Gigliato.22 viewsCrusader. Rhodes. Order of St. John. Philibert of Naillac (1396-1421). Gigliato.
Obv: •+• FR·FILIBERTUS·DE·NEILACO·mRI·OS Grand Master kneeling left before cross potent on three steps. M beneath cross . Coat-of-arms behind.
Rev: •+• OSPITAL·S·IOAnES·IhRLm Cross fleurée; each bar ending in shield with arms of the Order of St. John.
Metcalf, Crusades 1219. CCS 27
Vladislav D
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Crusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #163 viewsCrusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #1
avers: ✠ F•ROGIERIUS•D•PINIBUS•DI•GRA•M•, The Grand Master kneeling before the cross, no symbols.
reverse: ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms of the order at the ends.
diameter: 27,0mm, weight: 3,8g, axis: 11h,
mint: St.John, Order, Rhodes, mint mark:-,
date:1355-1365 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., Schlumb. IX, 20 var., Beckenb. 1001 var.,
Q-001
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Cyprus, Salamis13 viewsAE13
350-300 B.C.
13mm, 2.31g
GCV-5828

Obverse:
Helmeted head of Athena left.

Reverse:
Forepart of kneeling bull left.
rubadub
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Darius I-Xerxes II Siglos --485-420 BC9 views5.54 g, 14 mm
Silver Siglos; Bright Surfaces
Minted sometime between reigns of Darius I and Xerxes II
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (plate XII 16-26); BMC Arabia plate XXV, 17

Obverse: Persian King or Hero in Kneeling-Running Stance Right, Holding Spear and Bow.
Reverse: Rectangular Incuse Punch.

Cyrus the Great conquered the Lydian kingdom of Kroisos in 546 BC. The Persian Empire first struck coins with Lydian types until 510, when the Daric and Siglos were introduced, each bearing the same obverse design that earned the coinage its nickname, “Archers”. The gold Daric (8.3 g) and the silver Siglos (5.3 g) continued the Lydian weight standard, circulating mostly in Asia Minor. Over nearly two centuries their archaic types hardly changed; as they bear no legends, attribution by reign can be difficult. After Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire in 330 BC, Persians used Greek coins - first Alexander's imperial coinage, and then the royal Seleukid coinage that succeeded it.
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Not exactly a Greek coin, but the Persian Wars are incredibly significant in Greek history and inspired me to add this Siglos to my collection.
Hydro
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Darius II - Artaxerxes II, (420 - 375 B.C.)34 viewsPersian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia
AR Siglos
O: Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, bearded, crowned, dagger in right hand, bow in left hand, waist indicated, pellets on sleeves.
R: Oblong incuse.
Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint
14mm
5.2g
Carradice Type IV (middle) B, pl. XIV, 43; SNG Kayhan 1033; SGCV II 4683
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Divo 199. 1683, 800 gens d'elite enroles pour la marine de guerre.178 viewsObv. Bust right LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS
Rev. King flanked by two figures, one kneeling, nautical scene with ship behind LECTI JUVENES INNAVALEM MILLITIAM CONSCRIPTI DCCC MDCLXXXIII
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Domitian - Dupondius - RIC 62018 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Mint: Rome
Date: 88 AD
Ref: RIC II 620
Rarity: R2 (RIC II)
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Domitian AR Denarius AD 85133 viewsDomitian. AD 81-96. AR Denarius, 20mm, 3.50g. Rome mint. Struck AD 85
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Laureate bust Domitian right with aegis
R: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; aegis draped over back with snakes around; owl to right.
- RIC 334

Minerva was clearly the favorite goddess and patroness of Domitian, evidenced here by his wearing of her aegis.
In the Thebaid Minerva is represented as a terrifying battle goddess, entrusted with Jupiter's horrible aegis, that terrifies the Thebans. The popular perception of Domitian as cruel and capricious was entirely consistent with the wanton destructiveness of Minerva in the epic.

What scene is portrayed on the center of the capital?
From Dressel, Berlin Medallions (published 1973), p. 14, note 1: 'Cohen 237 note says, "a standing figure and a seated figure". Gnecchi, Medaglioni I, p. 43, 4 says "two small figures, the one on the left seated and the second one kneeling before the seated figure". As can be seen on many of the more carefully engraved specimens [Dressel continues], the first figure is shown seated right, while the second figure kneels before the first figure, with arms raised in entreaty.'
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Domitian sestertius Secular Games166 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.56g, Ø 35mm, 6h, Rome, AD 88
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laurate head right
Rev.: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C in ex., Domitian standing right, dictating prayers to three kneeling matrons; in the background a four-column temple.
RIC 377 [R2]; Cohen 80; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 33

This issue is part of a series which commemorates major events of the Secular Games which took place in october AD 88: this scene depicts the distribution of purifying incense (suffimenta) to the people. This ceremony took place at the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which is visible in the background.
Charles S
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Domitian, 81 - 96 AD73 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII CENS PERP P, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Domitian standing left, holding a patera over a lighted and garlanded altar; a vicitimarius standing left, slaying a sacrificial bull being held by a kneeling attendant; a harpist and flautist playing behind; the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus is in the background; SC in exergue.

Note: Commemorating the Secular games held in honor of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city of Rome.

Copper As, Rome mint, 88 AD

12 grams, 28.5 mm, 180°

RIC II 386, S2802
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Domitian, RIC 610, Sestertius of AD 88 (Secular games scene)50 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.56g, Ø 35mm, 6h, Rome, AD 88
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laurate head right.
Rev.: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC (around) S C (ex.), Domitian standing right, raising right hand, dictating prayers to three kneeling, veiled matrons; in the background a four-column temple.
RIC II,1:610; Cohen 80; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 33

This issue is part of a series which commemorates major events of the Secular Games which took place in october AD 88: this scene depicts the distribution of purifying incense (suffimenta) to the people. This ceremony took place at the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which is visible in the background.
Charles S
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EB0020 Satyr / Amphora5 viewsThasos, Thrace, AR Obol, 450-425 BC.
Obverse: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos.
Reverse: ΘAΣIΩN, Amphora.
References: BMC 53, Grose McClean 4217.
Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 0.762g.
EB
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EB0082 Persian king or hero / Grand Piano17 viewsPERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. AR 1/2 Siglos ca. 420-375 BC.
Obverse: Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow, dotted baseline.
Reverse: Oblong incuse punch.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 5.334g.
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EB0281 Hektor / Infant Dionysos3 viewsOphrynion, Troas, AE 12, 350-300 BC.
Obverse: Bearded head of Hektor, facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet.
Reverse: OΦΡY, The infant Dionysos kneeling right, holding grape cluster in right hand.
References: Sear 4124; SNG Cop 456; SNG von Aulock 1559; BMC 2-6; Luynes 2516; McClean 7849-7850; Weber 5423-5422.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.315g.
EB
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EB0345 Mars / oath-taking scene11 viewsTi. Veturius, AR Denarius, 137 BC.
Obv: Draped bust of Mars right wearing crested Corinthian helmet, X between back of neck and end of crest, TI VET (partially ligate) behind.
Rev: ROMA, Two warriors standing facing each other, vertical spear in left hand, sword in right hand pointed at sacrificial pig held by kneeling youth left.
References: Veturia 1; Crawford 234/1; Syd. 527.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.913 grams.
EB
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EB0414 Trajan / Roma, Dacian3 viewsTrajan, AE Sestertius, 103-111 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Roma standing left with Victory and spear, Dacian kneeling at foot.
References: RIC 485-6.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 23.76 grams.
EB
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Ephesos bee & stag AE 1419 viewsIonia, Ephesos, AE 14, cf. BMC Ionia p. 54, 63 - 66; SNG Von Aulock 1837; and SNG Cop 247 ff. (various magistrates), Fair, 1.924g, 14.2mm, 0o, obverse “E-F”, bee; reverse stag kneeling left, head turned back, astragalus above right, illegible magistrates name on left; ex FORVMkaitsuburi
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Ephesos, AE11 - AE1346 viewsBee / Stag kneeling l.; Stag standing r.; Head of Apollo l.

SNG Keckman II 217; 226; 216.
Pekka K
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Ephesos, Ionia194 views350-288 BC
AE12 (2.09g)
O: Bee with straight wings, seen from above; E - Φ on either side.
R: Stag kneeling left, looking back; astragalos above.
SNG Cop 245v; Sear 4402v; BMC 14,55
ex Jack H. Beymer
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Ephesus, Ionia25 viewsProvincial coin, 98 - 117 AD
Obv: AY NER TRAIANOS KAI SE ARI GER DA
Cuirassed bust r.
Rev: O NEW EP'ESIWN DH EPEC'ARAXATO
Woman (Amazon? Dacia?) kneeling r.; Artemis Ephesia frontal; man (emperor?) standing l.

19.32g, 33mm
IMHOOF KM S59,64(1) / COLL IMHOOF(1)
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Flower (clover leaf?) or three dots (?)173 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/18 mm, 5.72 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM: Flower (clover leaf?) or three dots (?). RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Gallienus RESTIT GALLIAR45 viewsIMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Radiate bust draped and cuirassed right

R/ RESTIT GALLIAR
Gallienus, in military dress, standing left, holding spear and raising kneeling turreted femal ( Gaul ), who holds cornucopiae.

Antoninianus in Treveri
21 mm -- 2.71 g -- Axis 180°

RIC.27 Cohen.898

good silver
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GORDIAN III101 viewsAE medallion. 238-244 AD. 35.52 gr. Anchialos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from the front, head left, holding spear and shield, eagle with spread wings on the shield . AVT K M ANT AVΓ ΓOPΔIANOC / Hercules nude , lion skin over head and streaming behind him, kneeling left on back of the fallen Ceryneian Hind, grasping her antlers with both hands; club lying on the ground behind the captured beast. OVΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN. AMNG 622.
Gemini III. Lot 433. Harlan J.Berk B.or B. 153 Lot 442
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GORDIAN III152 viewsAE medallion. 238-244 AD. 35.52 gr. Anchialos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from the front, head left, holding spear and shield, eagle with spread wings on the shield . AVT K M ANT AVΓ ΓOPΔIANOC / Hercules nude , lion skin over head and streaming behind him, kneeling left on back of the fallen Ceryneian Hind, grasping her antlers with both hands; club lying on the ground behind the captured beast. OVΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN. AMNG 622.
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gratian26 viewsO: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG
R: REPARATIO-REIPVB
E: SCON
Pearl diademed , draped and cuirassed bust right; Gratian standing, facing, raising a kneeling woman to left, and holding Victory on globe.
RIC 20 a Arelate; 22-24mm, 5.09g
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Gratian11 viewsGratian AE2
23 mm 4.23 gm
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: REPARATIO REIPVB
Gratian standing left, raising kneeling female figure
John Campbell
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Gratian22 viewsGratian. A.D. 367-383. Æ (24 mm, 4.72 g, 7 h). Siscia, A.D. 378-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian right / REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, raising turreted female figure kneeling right, and holding Victory on globe; *BSISC. RIC IX 26a.6; LRBC 1525. Green patina. Minor porosity and light roughness. TLP
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Gratian (378-383 AD) AE2, Rome mint8 viewsRoman Imperial, Gratian (378-383 AD) AE2, Rome mint

Obverse: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling woman with right hand. Mintmark: SMRQ.

Reference: RIC IX Rome 43a
Gil-galad
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Gratian - AE 24 viewsArles
9.8.378 - 25.8.383 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N GRATIA_NVS P F AVG
Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left
REPARATIO__REIPVB
PCON
RIC IX Arles 20a
3,60g
Johny SYSEL
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gratian 185 viewsRIC 26a Gratian AE2. AD 379-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed / 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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Gratian AE 265 views4.5 g, 21.7 x 22.0 mm.

RIC 26a2 for Siscia. Minted 378-383 AD.

OBV.: Gratian right, DN GRATIANVS PF AVG.

REV.: Gratian raising kneeling turreted figure, REPARATIO REIPVB, BSISC in exergue.
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Gratian AE235 viewsObv: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, Victory on globe in left hand, right hand raising kneeling, turreted female, mintmark SMAQ in ex
Size: 24mm, 5.43g
Mint: Aquileia, 378-383 AD
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GRATIAN AE3 - AD367-37524 viewsobv: D.N.GRATIANVS.PF.AVG (pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: GLORIA.ROMANORVM / A / *P / ΔSISC (emperor in military dress walking right, head left, holding labarum, dragging a kneeling captive by the bound hands)
ref: RIC IX-Siscia14cD, C.23
2.49gms, 17mm
berserker
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Gratian Arles REPARATIO REIPVB 9 viewsGratian AE2. AD 379-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed / 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.

RIC IX Arles 20a c

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Gratian Arles REPARATIO REIPVB 9 viewsGratian AE2. AD 379-383. D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, Diademed bust right, draped & cuirassed / 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.

RIC IX Arles 20a c

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Gratian RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)31 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinianus I
AE - Follis (AE 2), 4.9g, 24mm
Lugdunum 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383, 2. officina
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand, and raising with r. hand female figure, draped, turreted, kneeling l.
before him.
Digamma in r. field
in ex. LVGS
RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)
VF, nice blue-green patina
Jochen
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxii #129 viewsGratian 367 - 383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 3, 2.46g, 19.0mm
Siscia 4. officina, 24 Aug.367 - 17 Nov.375
obv. DN GRATIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor in military dress walking r., head to l., in l. hand labarum
and with r. holding down kneeling captive
field: left Q, right hooked R above K
exergue: delta SISCE
RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxii; C.23
about VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxii #225 viewsGratian 367 - 383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 3, 2.46g, 19.0mm
Siscia 4. officina, 24 Aug.367 - 17 Nov.375
obv. DN GRATIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor in military dress walking r., head to l., in l. hand labarum
and with r. holding down kneeling captive
field: left Q, right hooked R above K
exergue: delta SISCE
RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxii; C.23
about VF
Jochen
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) xxxv var.26 viewsGratian 367 - 383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 3, 2.15g, 18.2mm
Siscia 4. officina, 24 Aug.367 - 17 Nov.375
obv. DN GRATIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor in military dress walking r., head to l., in l. hand labarum
and with r. holding down kneeling captive
field: left F, right R above hooked A
exergue: delta SISC VE(compound)
RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxv var., unrecorded!; C.23
about VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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RIC 14(c) type xxxv should have R about hooked R!
Jochen
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 26(a)35 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2
Siscia 2nd Officina, 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military dress, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand and raising turreted woman kneeling l. before him
in ex. star BSISC
RIC IX, 26(a) #6; C.30
good VF
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Greek, Apulia, Tarentum, AR Diobol41 viewsStruck circa 380 - 325 B.C.

The obverse with the head of Athena facing right, wearing crested helmet.

The reverse with Herakles kneeling right wrestling against Nemean lion.

Diameter: 12 mm

Weight: 1.00 g
superflex
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GREEK, Apulia, Tarentum, Silver Diobol Coin46 viewsStruck circa 380 - 325 B.C.
The obverse with the head of Athena facing right, wearing crested helmet.
The reverse with Herakles kneeling right wrestling against the Nemean lion.
Diameter: 12 mm Weight: 1.20 g
superflex
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GREEK, Caria, Kaunos. Stater.86 viewsCaria, Kaunos. Circa 430-410 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.52 g, 12h). Winged female figure in kneeling-running stance left, head right, holding caduceus and wreath / Baetyl(?); grape bunch on vine to either side, inverted Δ above; all within incuse square. Konuk 99 (O41/R40); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC (Cilicia) 8, pl. XVI, 4 (same dies).3 commentsJan Terje R
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #129768 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h).
Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.
Leo
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GREEK, Cilicia, Kelenderis, Stater c. 425 - 350 B.C.147 viewsSilver stater, SNG Levante 23 (same dies); SNG Cop 83 (same dies); SNGvA 5631 (same dies); BMC Lycaonia p. 54, 20 ff. var. (no dolphin); SNG BnF 66 var. (same), VF, superb style, well centered, light toning, 10.685g, 20.9mm, 270o, Kelenderis mint, c. 425 - 350 B.C.; obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in right; reverse KELEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, dolphin right in exergue.

Kelenderis was a port town, one of the oldest in Cilicia, described in Hellenistic and Roman sources as a small, but strong castle. The rider on the obverse may be Castor, who was not only a horse trainer but also the protector of sailors, an appropriate type for a port town.

*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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GREEK, Ionia, Ephesus, Arsinoe, AE1536 viewsAE 15.9x16.5mm
Obv. Head of Arsinoe right, veiled.
Rev. Stag (fallow deer) left, kneeling,
head reverted, astragalus above
295-280 BC
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GREEK, Ionia, Klazomenai mint. c. 387 - 300 B.C. 66 viewsIonia, Klazomenai mint. c. 387 - 300 B.C. Bronze AE 14, 1.80 g.11.3mm, VF. Obv: helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: magistrate's name [...]OS[...], forepart of ram kneeling left. Ref: cf. Weber 5762 (no letters visible on the left); SNG Cop -; BMC -; SNG von Aulock -. Very rare type.1 commentsBard Gram Okland
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GREEK, ITALY, CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol145 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,212 viewsPhilip V., Macedonia, Kings, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,
avers:- Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
revers:-Two goats kneeling right side by side, BA above, Φ below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philippos V., Pella mint, date: 221-179 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1250,
Q-001
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius667 viewsAE 48 Nummi or Sestertius. 69-93 AD
Obv: King Rhescuporis II standing right, left foot on prisoner kneeling; on right, trophy; on left, another kneeling prisoner, hands tied behind his back.
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.
26mm
RPC 473
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1296107 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.22g, 11h)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with hippocamp; Ξ behind neck-flap.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; [club] to left, TA above.
Vlasto 1296 (this coin); HN Italy 912
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex Pegasi Numismatics; ex MNS

"Mr. Vlasto's collection of Tarentine coins is certainly the most complete that exists; practically all known varieties are represented; its catalog can therefore be considered a real corpus of the coinage of Tarentum. Numerous are the rare or unique specimens; but what makes this collection an outstanding one is its large number of exceptionally well preserved coins. Mr. Vlasto was never content with his specimens; if he could get a better one, he never missed the opportunity. He used to tell me that in some cases he had changed six specimens of the same coin and that he would even change the sixth if he could find a better one. The results is that many of his coins are really wonderful gems of priceless value. Any colledctor would be proud to have just one of them in his collection."
~ Oscar Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto)
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GREEK, Thasos33 viewsThasos
AR Trihemiobol
Condition: VF/VF
Weight: 1,08 g
Size: 10 mm
Obv: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos.
Rev: OAE / ION either side of amphora; all within incuse square.
Ref: Sear 1755, BMC 3.53,-6
Jorge C
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GREEK, Thasos - Satyr - Trihemiobol24 viewsSilver trihemiobol, SNG Cop 1029, VF, 0.845g, 11.6mm, 45o, Thasos mint, obverse satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos in right, left on hip; reverse "QAS-IWN", amphora; crystallization;

Ex FORVM
Sylvianus
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Hadrian - Restitutori Hispaniae96 viewsHadrian Denarius
c. 134-138

OBV: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P PP
REV: RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Hadrian raising a kneeling Spain with rabbit

BMC 889, C. 1260, RIC 327(d), Strack 321

RÖMISCHE KAISERZEIT. Hadrian, 117 - 138 n. Chr. Denar (3,55g). 134 - 138 n. Chr. Mzst. Rom. Vs.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r. Rs.: RESTITVT-ORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian n. l. reicht der knienden Hispania die Hand, dazwischen Hase. BMC 889; C. 1260; RIC 327(d); Strack 321. Zarte Tönung, ss

Ex Gorny & Mosch
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Hadrian - Restitutori Phrygiae68 viewsHadrian Sestertius
c. 134-138

OBV: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
REV: RESTIVITORI PHRYGIAE SC
Hadrian togate standing left holding roll and extending hand to raise kneeling figure of Phrygia wearing a Phrygian cap and holding a curved sword

RIC 962

EX Robert O Ebert Collection, EX Hausman Collection
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Hadrian Denarius24 viewsHadrian Denarius.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right
Rev: RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian standing left, raising up Hispania kneeling right & holding branch, rabbit between them.

RIC 327 , RSC 1260.

Scarce

Tanit
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Hadrian Galliae 73 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

RESTITVTORI GALLIAE.
Hadrian standing left, holding volumen and raising kneeling Gallia right.

Rome 134-8 AD

3.24g

RIC 324.

SOLD
2 commentsJay GT4
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Hadrian RESTITVTORI AFRICAE111 viewsHadrian Denarius, Rome c. 132 AD

OBV. HADRIANVS AVG COS III OP
REV. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Hadrian standing r. raising kneeling Africae

BM-874, C-1229 (5 Fr.), RIC 323(d)

Ex Harlan J Berk
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HADRIAN RESTITVTORI AFRICAE36 viewsHADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Æ As (26mm, 8.73 gm). Struck 134-138 AD. Laureate and draped bust right / RESTITVTORI AFRICAE, Hadrian standing left, holding roll, raising kneeling Africa, who wears an elephant's skin headdress and holds two grain ears; three grain ears growing between. RIC II 942; BMCRE 1793 var. (bare-headed and draped bust right); Cohen 1227. Near VF, dark green patina.

From the Rudolf Berk Collection.
Bolayi
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Hadrian Sestertius23 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP; laur. hd. r.
Rev: RESTITVTORI GALLIAE SC; Hadrian stg. l, raising a kneeling Gallia

Cohen 1249
Tanit
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Hadrian, Restoration Africa60 viewsObverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head of Hadrian right
Reverse: RESTITVTORI AFRICAE Hadrian standing r. raising kneeling Africa, who wears elephant-skin headdress and holds wheat ears, while two further wheat stalks spring from the ground before her
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 132
Reference : BM-874, C-1229 (5 Fr.), RIC-323
Grade : VF
Weight : 3.37g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver
Acquired: 2/02/05
Comments : Hadrian is normally shown facing left on the reverse, this coin has him facing right.
2 commentsBolayi
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Hadrian, RIC 594b, Sestertius of AD 120-12230 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,23g, Ø 33mm, 6h). Rome, AD 120-122.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM around, S C in ex., Hadrian standing left; holding roll and extending hand to raise turreted woman kneeling left, holding globe.
RIC 594b (R); Cohen 1285; Strack 559; Banti 678 (27 spec.)
Ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 16, 2015/07/12.
1 commentsCharles S
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Hadrian, RIC 938, Sestertius of AD 134-138 (Restitutor Achaea)23 viewsÆ sestertius (26.58g, Ø31mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P laureated draped bust right.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI ACHAIAE (around) S C (ex.), Hadrian standing left raising kneeling Achaea, vase with palm between them.
RIC 938f [R]; Cohen 1218 (20 Fr.); BMCRE 1872; Strack 767
Ex Harlan J. Berk ltd, Chicago Buy/Bid Sale 132 (2005)
photo by Harlan J. Berk
Charles S
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Hadrian, RIC 941, Sestertius of AD 135-138 (Restitutori Africae)64 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.9g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 135-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P laureate draped bust of Hadrian facing left.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI AFRICAE (around) S C (in ex.), Hadrian, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up kneeling Africa extending her right hand to him; Africa wears elephant trunk head-dress and holds corn ears in her left hand; in the centre, corn ears growing.
RIC 941(R); Cohen 1228; Strack 769; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 117:80
ex Mike R. Vosper

This issue refers to Hadrian's visit to Africa in AD 128, where he passed laws to stimulate agriculture.
Charles S
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Hadrian, RIC 950, Sestertius of AD 134-138 (Restitutori Galliae)33 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.13g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P laureate head of Hadrian facing right.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI GALLIAE (around) S C (in ex.), Hadrian, togate, standing right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up kneeling Gaul extending her right hand to him.
RIC 950 (S); Cohen 1249 (Fr.15); Strack 776; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 115:39
ex Gorny & Mosch auction Nov. 2010

This issue refers to Hadrian's visit to Gaul in AD 121
Charles S
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Hadrian, RIC 952, Sestertius of AD 136 (Hispania)17 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.0g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 136.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE around, S C in ex., Hadrian, togate, standing left on right, raising kneeling Spain holding an olive branch (in the centre usually a rabbit).
RIC 952; BMCRE III 1816; Cohen 1263 (15 fr.); Strack 777; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 3633; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 115/49
Charles S
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Hadrian, Sestertius - 006573 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P , laureate and draped bust right
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian raising kneeling figure of Hipania
24.3 gr
Ref : RCV # 3633, scarce

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Potator II
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Honorius (RIC X 1355)40 viewsHonorius (384-423), Roman Emperor (393-395) and Western Roman emperor (395-423). Æ (15 mm, 2.16 g), Rome 408-423. Obverse: DN HONORI-VS P F AVG. Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, (SMRP) in exergue, Emperor standing right with head left, his right hand on the head of a kneeling captive, his left hand extended over a suppliant. RIC X 1355, S.

The type with the emperor suppressing a captive and raising a suppliant would be appropriate to the euphoria of 418 after the treaty with the Goths, ceding to them the south-western part of Gaul in a sort of feudal subordination to the empire of the West (RIC X).
Jan (jbc)
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Hungary: Charles Róbert (1307-1342) BI Denár (Huszár-450, Unger-357)34 viewsObv: Christ standing facing within mandorla, raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels
Rev: Kneeling Angel facing left with a halo and cross
1 commentsSpongeBob
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Huszár 14 var.; Tóth-Kiss 7.1 sigla b3.1/14; Unger 8; Réthy I 19; Frynas H.6.1; Adamovszky A20, Kovács pp.114-11553 viewsHungary. Salamon/Solomon (1063-1074).

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovsky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, and Gyöngyössy) (average .70 g., 16.5-20 mm.); .65 g., 17.59 mm. max., 180°

Obv: S-ALOM-ONI RE-X, Crowned, kneeling figure of king facing.

Rev: VDVNNONENI (bungled PANNONENI + A), around globus cruciger, cross with four wedges in center.

Struck in Esztergom, ca. 1070 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative).

Huszár rarity R1. Toth-Kiss rarity 250, Unger rarity 100, Frynas rarity S.
Stkp
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/32228 viewsAv) HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head right

Rv) RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Emperor dressed with toga standing to the left, raises kneeling Africa, who carries elephant cap, and carring corn-ears, between them corn-ears are growing, too

Weight: 3,4g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: RIC II/322, Rome mint, struck: 134 A.D. - 138 A.D.
sulcipius
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/32543 viewsAv) HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head right

Rv) RESTITVTORI GALLIAE
Emperor dressed with toga standing to the right, holding scroll, raises kneeling Gallia

Weight: 3,1g; Ø: 18mm, Reference: RIC II/325 Rome mint, struck: 134 A.D. - 138 A.D.
sulcipius
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/32627 viewsAv) HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head right

Rv) RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE
Emperor dressed with toga standing to the left, raises kneeling Hispania, between them there is a rabbit

Weight: 3,4g; Ø: 18mm; Reference: RIC II/326 Rome mint, struck: 134 A.D. - 138 A.D.
sulcipius
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III-HADRIANUS -a/1- Sestertius RIC II/95244 viewsAv) HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate, draped bust right

Rv) RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE SC
Kaiser standing on the rightside, looking left, raisng kneeling Hispania, who holds a branch, in the middle rabbit

Weight: 25,4g; Ø: 33mm; Reference: RIC II/952; ROME mint; struck: 134 A.D. - 138 A.D.
sulcipius
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
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Ionia, Achaemenid Period: Uncertain Satrap (ca. 350-333 BCE) Æ Unit (Traité II 81; Sunrise 72)21 viewsObv: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Two concentric squares with line projecting outward from one side
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IONIA, EPHESOS49 viewsca. 350 - 288 BC
AE 9.5 mm 1.25 g
O: E/F, bee
R: stag kneeling left, looking right, astragalos upper right; magistrate's name to left
2 commentslaney
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IONIA, EPHESOS14 viewsca. 387 - 295 BC
AE 12 mm 1.53 g
O: Bee
R: Forepart of stag, kneeling right, head turned back
laney
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Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century 26 viewsIonia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Æ 19mm Obv:. Bee with straight wings / Rev: Stag kneeling left, head reverted; astragalos above; magistrate name /2.21 g.
Adrian S
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Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Æ 19mm.19 viewsBee with straight wings E F to either side / Stag kneeling left, head reverted; astragalos above; magistrate name lefCGPCGP
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Islands of Thrace Thasos AR Stater circa 520-510 BC 20 mm 9.94 g27 viewsNude ithyphallic Satyr kneeling and grasping struggling Nymph in arms.Rev incuse square with a swastika like pattern.
Scare first archic issue characterized by a thick lumpy flan.
Grant H
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Islands of Thrace Thasos circa 412-404 BC AR Trihemiobol 10 mm 0.86 g 10h35 viewsSatyr kneeling left ,holding kylix.Rev amphora within incuse square.Grant H
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. AR Trihemiobol 29 views11 mm , 0,8 g
Silenos kneeling left, holding kylix / Amphora.
Le Rider, Thasiennes, 27; SNG Copenhagen 1029-30; HGC 6, 351.
Antonivs Protti
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Italy, Calabria, HN Italy 912 (var)31 viewsItaly, Calabria, Tarentum mint, Diobol, Circa 380-325 B.C. AR, 11mm 1.3 grams, SNG ANS 1408 (var), HN Italy 912 (var)
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla, who holds a rock in her raised right hand
Rev: Herakles kneeling right, wrestling with the Nemean lion
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Italy, Venezia, Giovanni Dolfin, (1356–1361 A.D.), AR-Soldino n.d, Biaggi 2833,69 viewsItaly, Venezia, Giovanni Dolfin, (1356–1361 A.D.), AR-Soldino n.d, Biaggi 2833,
avers:- +Iohs DELP HYNO DVX *, Kneeling Doge.
revers:- +S MARCVS VENITI, Nimbate lion rampant holds banner.
diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 0,51g, axis:2h,
mint: Venezia , , mint mark: ,
date: 1356–1361 A.D., ref: Biaggi 2833,
Q-001
quadrans
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Trophy of Gallic Arms (Syd 1015)45 viewsAR Denarius
Mint moving with Julius Caesar in Spain, late 46-early 45 BC
3.75g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Venus left; small Cupid on shoulder; lituus to left, scepter to right

Rev: Trophy of Gallic arms and carnuces; below Gallic captive, possibly Vercingetorix, kneeling left with head right; to right Gallia seated right in attitude of mourning.
CAESAR

Crawford 468/2; CRI 59; Sydenham 1015; RSC 14.

NAC Auction 100

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian

Possibly Lot 634 of Stack's 1971 Adams Collection sale.
2 commentsKained but Able
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Kelenderis, Cilicia, c. 425 - 350 B.C.102 viewsSilver stater, SNG Levante 23 (same dies); SNG Cop 83 (same dies); SNG v. Aulock 5631 (same dies); BMC p. 54, 20 ff. var (no dolphin); SNG France 66 var (no dolphin), VF, holed, toned, Celenderis mint, weight 10.726g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in left; reverse KELEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, exergue line of dots dolphin right in ex;

Ex Forum
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Kelenderis, Cilicia, Stater c. 425 - 350 B.C.134 viewsSilver stater, SNG Levante 23 (same dies); SNG Cop 83 (same dies); SNGvA 5631 (same dies); BMC Lycaonia p. 54, 20 ff. var. (no dolphin); SNG BnF 66 var. (same), VF, superb style, well centered, light toning, 10.685g, 20.9mm, 270o, Kelenderis mint, c. 425 - 350 B.C.; obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in right; reverse KELEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, dolphin right in exergue.

Kelenderis was a port town, one of the oldest in Cilicia, described in Hellenistic and Roman sources as a small, but strong castle. The rider on the obverse may be Castor, who was not only a horse trainer but also the protector of sailors, an appropriate type for a port town.

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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Kierion, Thessaly, c. Early - Mid 4th Century B.C.13 viewsBronze chalkous, 2.581g, 14.8mm, 315o, Kierion mint, c. Early - Mid 4th Century B.C.
Obv: Bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus) right, fillet binding his hair.
Rev: KIERIE/[IWN] (retrograde), the nymph Arne kneeling right on right knee, looking left, her torso bare, leaning on right hand on the ground, tossing astragaloi with left.
Ref: cf. BCD Thessaly II 107.4; Rogers 173a; SNG Cop 35; BMC Thessaly p. 15, 1; SNG Evelpidis 1516.
aVF
Rare
mjabrial
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Kingdom of Lydia, Persian Rule: Artaxerxes I–Darius III (ca. 450-330 BCE) AR Siglos (Sear-4682)41 viewsObv: Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Oblong punch
1 commentsSpongeBob
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Kings of Persia, Xerxes I - Darius II, Siglos6 viewsKings of Persia
AR Siglos
Carradice type IIIb (early). Xerxes I - Darius II, c. 485 - 420 BC.
Obv.: Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, transverse spear in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned.
Rev.: incuse punch
AR, 5.35g, 14x16mm
Ref.: Carradice type IIIb (early), cf. SNG Kayhan 1030, Rosen 673, SGCV II 4682
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
shanxi
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Larissa drachm85 viewsca. 355-342 BC
20mm, 5.98g, 11h
obv: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in sphendone
rev: ΛAPIΣ - AIΩN, horse kneeling to right, about to roll, plant below
(Lorber (SNR 79) 61; SNG Copenhagen 121)

ex ROMA Numismatics
ex Rockefeller University / Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky Collection
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Larissa drachm36 viewsca. 355-342 BC
19-21mm, 6.00g, 12h
obv: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in sphendone
rev: ΛAPIΣ - AIΩN, horse kneeling to right, about to roll, plant below
3 commentsareich
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol46 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT4
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Lydia, Persian Imperial Coinage- Artaxerxes I to Darius III34 viewsAR Siglos
450-330 B.C.
5.50g
GCV-4682

Obverse:
Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow.

Reverse:
Oblong punch.

There are four bankers marks. There are two on the left, one at the bottom, the other on the right.
rubadub
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M Aemilius Sacurus and P Plautius Hypsaeus AR Denarius14 viewsM Aemilius Sacurus and P Plautius Hypsaeus (58 BC) AR denarius (3.77 g) Rome. Camel and kneeling figure right / Jupiter in quadriga left. Crawford 422/1b. Hendin 1414. VFOctopus Grabus
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M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus Denarius 58 bc34 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV 379, Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; RSC Aemilia 8, Rome mint, 58 B.C.; obverse Aretas, King of Nabatea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet, M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in ex; reverse Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below, P HYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPTV on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVER in exergue.

M. Aemilius Scaurus, in 62 B.C., as questor to Pompey, was sent against King Aretas but withdrew when Aretas paid 300 talents. Aemilius was curule aedile when this coin was struck. This was the first time a moneyer publicized an event from his own career on coinage. Later he was praetor and propraetor, lost a campaign for Consul, and successfully defended Cicero. In 52 B.C., he was charged with bribery and went into exile.
Adrian S
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M. AEMILIUS Denarius Syd 912, POMPEY Victory v ARETAS 18 viewsOBV: M . SCAVR / AED CVR above king Aretas kneeling beside a camel r., EX on ,S . C on right, REX ARETAS in ex.
REV: HYPSAE (vs) / AED CVR above Jupiter in quadriga left, CAPTVM on right, c. HYPSAEVS cos PREIV (ER) in ex. scorpion below horses
3.1g, 17mm

Minted 58BC
M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. When M. Aemilius was Governor of Syria, he repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians, compelling their king, Aretas, to submit and pay a fine of 300 talents to Pompey. Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with him in B.C. 58.
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M. Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus – Aemilia-837 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC AR denarium (3.65g) M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C, Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, REX ARETAS beneath camel / P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER, Jupiter in quadriga right; scorpion to left. Cr422/1b, Syd 913, Aemilia 8, RCV 379Bud Stewart
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus25 viewsAR Denarius, 4g, 19mm, 6h; Rome, 58 BC.
Obv.: M SCAVR AED CVR, kneeling figure right (King Aretas of Nabataea), holding olive branch and reins of camel beside him; EX on left; S[C] on right; REX ARET[AS] in exergue.
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; scorpion below horses; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue.
Reference: Babelon Aemilia 8 and Plautia 8; Sydenham 913; Crawford 422/1b.
Notes: sold to Sal, 11/15.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus6 viewsAR Denarius, 18mm, 3.8g, 6h; Rome, 58 BC.
Obv.: M SCAVR AED CVR, kneeling figure right (King Aretas of Nabataea), holding olive branch and reins of camel beside him; EX on left; SC on right; REX ARETAS in exergue.
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; scorpion below horses; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue.
Reference: Babelon Aemilia 8 and Plautia 8; Sydenham 913; Crawford 422/1b.
John Anthony
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus26 viewsIn 67 BCE, Hyrcanus II ascended to the throne of Judea. Scarcely three months later, his younger brother Aristobulus II incited a rebellion, successfully leading the uprising to overthrow Hyrcanus and take the offices of both King and High Priest. Hyrcanus was confined to Jerusalem, where he would continue to receive revenues of the latter office. However, fearing for his life, he fled to Petra and allied himself with Aretas, who agreed to support Hyrcanus after receiving the promise of having the Arabian towns taken by the Hasmoneans returned to Nabataea by Hyrcanus' chief advisor, Antipater the Idumaean.

Aretas advanced towards Jerusalem at the head of 50,000 men, besieging the city for several months. Eventually, Aristobulus bribed Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, deputy of the Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. Scaurus ordered Aretas to withdraw his army, which then suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Aristobulus on the journey back to Nabatea.

Despite the compliance of Aretas, in 62 BCE Scaurus marched on Petra. However, a combination of the rough terrain and low supplies, obliged Scaurus to seek the aid of Hyrcanus, now High Priest (not king) of Judea, who sent Antipater to barter for peace with Aretas. The siege was lifted in exchange for several hundred talents of silver (to Scaurus himself) and recognition of Roman supremacy over Nabatea. Aretas would retain all Nabataean territory and possessions, becoming a vassal of the Roman Empire.

M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 B.C. AR denarius (18.8 mm, 3.75 g, 3 h). Rome mint. M SCAVRV above, AED CVR in exergue, EX - SC on either side, REX ARETAS in exergue, King Aretas kneeling beside camel right, offering olive branch / P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR above, C·HVPSAE COS/PREIVER in exergue, CAPTV on right, Jupiter driving quadriga left. Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; RSC Aemilia 8. Fine.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC16 viewsObv. Camel r; before, Aretas kneeling , holding reins and olive-branch tied with fillet; above M. SCAVR. AED. CVR.; on either side, EX. S.C.; below, REX. ARETAS.
Rv. Jupiter in quadriga l., holding reins and hurling thunderbolt; above, P. HVPSAE. AED. CVR; below, C. HVPSAE. COS. PRIEVE; on r. CAPTV; below horses, scorpion.
17mm, 3.33grams.
Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8.
Canaan
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M. Aemilius Scaurus, Crawford 422/1b55 viewsM. Aemilius Scaurus, gens Aemilia & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, gens Plautia
AR - denarius, 3.97g, 16mm
Rome, 58 BC
obv. above [M SCAVR] / AED CVR, in ex. REX ARETAS
The Nabatean king Aretas IV Philhellenos kneeling beside a dromedary,
holding reins with his l. hand and in his raised hand filleted olive-branch.
in field l. and r. EX - SC
rev. above P HYPSAEV[S] / AED CVR, r. CAPTV
in ex. C HYPSAE C[OS] / PREIVER
Jupiter in quadriga l., holding reins in l. hand and hurling thunderbolt in raised
r. hand; in front of the horses scorpion r.
Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8; Plautia 8; BMC 3878; Hendin 740
small scratch on l. rev. field, otherwise about EF; struck on small flan

This type commemorates the conquest of Privernum by C.Plautius in 329 BC and the success of Scaurus as legate of Pompeius in conquering Palestine and Arabia, and shows the submission of king Aretas in 62 BC.

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Macedon, Acanthos, 424-380 BC82 viewsSilver tetrobol, 16.4mm, 2.49g, EF
Forepart of kneeling bull left, head looking back. ΠE above / shallow quadripartite incuse square.
Sear GCV 1369; BMC Macedonia, pg 153, #6v; SNG Cop 16v; SNG ANS 44-46
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Macedon, Akanthos2 viewsAR tetrobol, 2.4g, 15mm; 424-380 BC.
Obv.: Forepart of bull kneeling left, head turned back; acanthus flower above.
Rev.: Shallow quadripartite incuse square.
Reference: SNG ANS 34; rz.
John Anthony
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Macedonia, Acanthus Ar Tetrobol44 views(470-380)
Obv.: Forepart of bull kneeling left, looking back, swastika above.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square.
SNG ANS 44-6. BMC 38.
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Macedonia, Aigai. Trihemiobol.14 viewsMacedonia, Aigai. Trihemiobol. 510-480 BC.
Obverse: goat kneeling head inverted
Reverse: quad. incuse square.
CANTANATRIX
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Macedonia, Aigai. Trihemiobol.13 viewsMacedonia, Aigai. Trihemiobol. 510-480 BC.
Obverse: goat kneeling head inverted, pellets
Reverse: quad. incuse square.
CANTANATRIX
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Macedonia, Kings, 032 Philip V., (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right, #1146 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 032 Philip V., (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right, #1
avers: Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
reverse: Two goats kneeling right side by side, BA above, Φ below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philip V., Pella mint, date: 221-179 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1250,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonia, Kings, 032 Philip V., (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right, #2141 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 032 Philip V., (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right, #2
avers: Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
reverse: Two goats kneeling right side by side, BA above, Φ below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philip V., Pella mint, date: 221-179 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1250,
Q-002
quadrans
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Macedonia, Philip V. 221-179 BC.12 viewsAE20.
Head of Herakles, right, wearing lionskin.
Two goats kneeling. BA above.
Dino
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Macedonia, Philip V. 221-179 BC.18 viewsAE20
Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin.
Two goats kneeling. BA above.
Dino
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) Æ Unit (SNG Alpha Bank 1090-1; Touratsoglou, Macedonia 14; SNG München 1163; SNG Cop. 1250-1251)19 viewsObv: Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin
Rev: BA Φ; Two goats kneeling to right, corn of ear below
Quant.Geek
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Magnentius 52 viewsMagnentius
Centenionalis
Obv.: D N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right. A behind
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius on horseback right, thrusting spear at man kneeling; TRS crescent.
RIC 271, Bastien 32
Ex Künker-Heritage
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MAGNENTIUS AE3 AD350-35252 viewsobv: D.N.MAGNENTIVS.PF.AVG / A (bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head)
rev: GLORIA.ROMANORVM / */ R Q (emperor in military dress galloping right, spearing barbarian with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse
ref: RIC VIII-Rome197
4.35g, 23x26mm
Scarce
berserker
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Magnentius, Lyons RIC VIII-11536 viewsAE2 Centenionalis
Lyons mint, 350-353 A.D.
21mm, 5.91g
RIC VIII-115

Obverse:
D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
A
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA ROMANORVM
RPLG
Emperor in military dress galloping right, without shield, spearing kneeling barbarian left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, shield and broken spear.
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Magnentius, Rome RIC VIII-2032 viewsAE2 Centenionalis
Rome mint, 351-352 A.D.
23mm, 4.19g
RIC VIII-20

Obverse:
D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
A
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA ROMANORVM
R Q
Emperor in military dress galloping right, without shield, spearing kneeling barbarian left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, shield and broken spear.
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Magnus Maximus14 viewsMagnus Maximus
D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right /
REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing left, raising kneeling female;
xokleng
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MAGNUS MAXIMUS AE2 RIC 26a, REPARATIO-REIPVB12 viewsOBV: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing left, raising kneeling female; SCON in ex.
4.6g, 22mm

Minted at Arelate, 383-88 AD
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Magnus Maximus AE2, 383-387 AD, Arles17 viewsRoman Imperial, Magnus Maximus AE2, 383-387 AD, Arles, 5.1g, 24mm

Obverse: DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing left, raising kneeling female. mintmarks PCON, SCON and TCON known. "Restoration of the Republic"

Reference: RIC Arles 26a, Sear 4203
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MAGNUS MAXIMUS AE2, RIC 32, REPARATIO-REIPVB16 viewsOBV: DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: REPARATIO-REIPVB, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling woman, turreted headdress. P or D in right field. LVGP in ex.
4.6g, 23mm

Minted at Lugdunum, 383-88 AD
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Magnus Maximus Reparatio Reipub19 viewsMagnus Maximus, AE3, Lyons, RIC IX Lyons 32, 23.12mm max., 5.7g
OBV: DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: REPARATIO-REIPVB, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling woman, turreted headdress. LVG below

SCARCE
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Magnus Maximus, AE2, REPARATIO REIPVB4 viewsAE2
Magnus Maximus
Augustus: 383 - 388AD
Issued: 383 - 388AD
21mm 4.30gr
O: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: REPARATIO REIPVB; Magnus Maximus standing left, holding hand of kneeling Republica and Victory on globe.
Exergue: TCON
Arelate Mint
Aorta: 28: B1, O1, R2, T9, M2.
RIC IX Arles, 269, T; Sear 20650
numismaticaprados 201670622380
11/16/16 1/20/17
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Magnus Maximus, RIC IX Lyons 3221 viewsLyons mint, Magnus Maximus, 383-388 A.D. AE, 23mm 5.28g, RIC IX Lyons 32
O: DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG pearl diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: REPARATIO-REIPVB Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling woman, wearing crown with right hand
Ex: LVGP
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Magnus Maximus, RIC VIII 26a Arles, 383-388 CE.11 viewsMagnus Maximus AE2
Obverse: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPB, Emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman.
PCOM in ex. Arles mint, 24.1 mm, 4.4 g.
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Magnus Maximus, Usurper and Emperor of Britain, Spain, Gaul & Africa, 383-388 AD.12 viewsMagnus Maximus, AE2, Trier. 387-388 AD. DN MAG MAX-IMVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman. Mintmark SMTRP. RIC IX Trier 85. Antonivs Protti
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Magnvs Maximvs RIC IX 26(?)23 viewsMagnus Maximus RIC IX 26

Obv: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling, turreted woman. (?)CON in ex.
Mint: Arles, 383-388AD
Size: 23mm, 5.12g
Id:. RIC IX Arles 26(?) Sear 20650
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Mallos obol47 viewsMALLOS. AR-Obol, after 380 BC; 0,74 g.
Great king or royal hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow /
Great king or royal hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow
SNG France 2, 401; SNG Levante
Caffaro
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Malta Jean de la Vallete64 viewsAV.Zecchino.3.35 g
MALTA,under the knights.Fra.Jean de la Vallete 1557-1568..

F'IOANNES DE VALLETE MI, Knight kneeling before St.John The Baptist.
Reverse.DA MICHI VIRTVTEM CONTRA HOSTES TVO, Christ standing in mandorla containing nine stars
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Man. Aquillius , c.71/65 BC 11 viewsAR serrate Denarius, Crawford 401/1. RSC Aquillia 2.

Grade: XF*: Strike 5/5: Surface 5/5

Obv.: Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested Montefortino helmet, ornamented at the side with feather.

Rev.: Mn. Aquillius standing left, head right, supporting kneeling female figure of Sicilia; SICIL in exergue.
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus (RSC I Aemilia 8, Coin #752)1 viewsRSC I Aemilia 8, AR Denarius, Rome, 58 BC
OBV: M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in exergue; Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet.
REV: PHYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPT on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVER in exergue; Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below.
SIZE: 21.9mm, 3.08g
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus; Denarius20 viewsRRC 422/1b
58 b.c.

Obverse:M . SCAVR / AED CVR above king Aretas kneeling beside a camel right. EX on ,S . C on right, REX ARETAS in ex.
Reverse: HYPSAE/AED CVR above Jupiter in quadriga left, CAPTVM on right, C. HYPSAEVS cos PREIV (ER) in ex. scorpion below horses.

One of the first moneyers commemorating on his coins an event of own history. M. Aemilius, as the Governor of Syria, repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians, compelling their king, Aretas, to submit and pay a fine of 300 talents to Pompey.
He also was one of the richest and most influential men of his time. Still failed to be elected consul in 54 after a bribery case he won with the help of his friend Cicero.

Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with him in B.C. 58.

Purchased from Numismatica Varesina at "World Money Fair" 08.02.2014; Berlin
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Publius Plautius Hypsaeus - AR denarius31 viewsRome
¹²58 BC
Aretas, king of Nabatea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet
M SCAVR / AED CVR
EX _ S C
REX ARETAS
Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins and thunderbolt, scorpion right
P HYPSAE / AED CVR
CAPT
C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE
¹Crawford 422/1b, SRCV I 379, Crawford 422/1b, Sydenham 913, RSC I Aemilia 8
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,0g
ex Naumann

The moneyers were Curule aediles in 58 BC. Scaurus became praetor in 56 BC and Hypsaeus in 55 BC.

Scaurus lost his father when he was young. He was raised by Sulla as a step-son. He served as quaestor under Pompey and as proquaestor in the third Mithridatic war in 66-61 BC. In the same time conflict between Aristobulus II and Hyrcanus II broke out in Judea. Nabatean king Aretas III supported Hyrcanus and besieged Aristobulus in Jerusalem. Scaurus was send as intermediary. He sent Aretas back and settled the conflict in favour of Aristobulus. Later Pompey accused him of bribery and removed Aristobulus in 63 BC. Scaurus moved to Petra then he was called back after payment of 300 talent fine.

Hypsaeus also served as quaestor under Pompey. Reverse commemorates conquest of Volscian town Priverna by moneyer's ancestor Gaius Plautius Decianus Hypsaeus in 330-329 BC.

Scaurus was the first who depicted event from his own life on coins.
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Publius Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 B.C.60 viewsDenarius, Rome mint, 4.08g, 18mm, 58 B.C.; O: Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet, M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in ex; reverse Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below, P HVPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPTVM on right, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE in ex. Hendin 1441.

When M. Aemilius, was governor of Syria, this type was struck to commemorate the defeat of Aretas III by Pompey's general Marcus Scaurus. Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with M. Aemilius in 58 BCE.

By making territorial concessions to Aretas III, Hyrcanus II induced the Nabataean king to join with him in the battle against his brother Aristobulus II. Their combined forces besieged Aristobulus II in Jerusalem in 65 BCE. At about this same time, Pompey's armies, led by Scaurus marched into the East. The brothers appealed to Rome to settle the dispute. Initially Scaurus favored Aristobulus II, but, in 62 BCE, Pompey ruled that Hyrcanus was the rightful king.
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Maximinus II, AE Follis, Aquileia mint, (305-306 AD)8 viewsRoman Imperial, Maximinus II, AE Follis, Aquileia mint, (305-306 AD)

Obverse: MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding sceptre over right shoulder and decorated shield on left arm.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN, Prince on horseback, shield on left arm, galloping right and spearing kneeling enemy, second enemy prostrate on ground. Mintmark AQ

Reference: RIC 68b; Sear IV 14778
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Maximinus Thrax- Germainicus As23 views Æ As.235-238 AD
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right Reverse: VICTORIA GERMANIA, emperor standing right, captive kneeling at his feet, Victory standing behind him, crowning him, SC in ex.
RIC94
24mm, 11.9gm

Jerome Holderman
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Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater259 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC., 10.78g. AR Stater
O: Baaltars seated left, head and torso facing, holding eagle, grain ear, and grape bunch in extended right hand, lotus-tipped scepter in left; TN (in Aramaic) to left, M (in Aramaic) below throne, B’LTRZ ("Baal of Tarsos" or "Baaltars" in Aramaic) to right
R: Lion attacking bull left; MZDY (Mazaeus in Aramaic) above, monogram below.
- Casabonne Series 2, Group C; SNG France –; SNG Levante 106.

The obverse of this coin depicts the Baal of Tarsos.

"Baal" is a Semitic word for "Lord" or "God." The symbols of an eagle, wheat stalk, grapes, and a scepter may represent Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death.

The reverse features a lion-and-bull motif as did earlier Anatolian coins of Kroisos/Croesus. But here, on the reverse, the full bodies of both lion and bull are shown, and the lion is ferociously jumping on the back of the bull, who's kneeling.

If you assume that a kneeling bull (without a lion) on the scores of later Greek and Roman coins is symbolic of Zeus, a position that Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued for (Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11), and that the lion is symbolic of the supreme god, or Baal, of the Celicians, the symbolism of this coin, may be direct and simple: Our god is more powerful than your god.

The Baal obverse of Mazaios' coinage may have been used as the model for the Zeus reverse of Alexander the Great's huge output of silver coinage, though Martin Price believed that both coinages were based on similar models. Price did feel, however, that the celator who engraved the latter Mazaios staters also engraved Alexander III's Tarsos tetradrachms.

Mazaios (also referred to as "Mazaeus" and "Mazday") was the Persian satrap of Celicia beginning c. 361 BC, then the satrap of both Celicia and the larger territory of Transeuphratesia/Transeuphrates (Syria and Palestine, also known as Abar Nahara) beginning c. 345 BC.

Mazaios fought Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC. After this loss, he fled to Babylon. With the Great King Darius III of Persia also fleeing Alexander's army, Mazaios was the person who surrendered the capital of the Persian Empire, Babylon, to Alexander later in 331 BC, which prevented the sack of the city. For doing this without a fight, Alexander appointed him governor of Babylon, which at the time was the world's largest city. Mazaios died in 328 BC.
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Medieval Italy, Agostino Barbarigo, AR Soldino o Marchetto.6 viewsVenice 1486-1501 A.D. 0.27g - 12.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: AV•BAR•DVX•S•MV• / DVX - St. Mark standing right blessing kneeling Doge, both holding staff.

Rev: •LAVS•TIBI•SOLI - Christ, nimbate, standing facing.

Paolucci, page 53, 7.
Christian Scarlioli
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MEDIEVAL, Malta, Jean de la Vallete, AV. Zecchino212 viewsMalta Jean de la Vallete – AV. Zecchino.3.35 g
MALTA,under the knights.Fra.Jean de la Vallete 1557-1568..

F'IOANNES DE VALLETE MI, Knight kneeling before St.John The Baptist.
Reverse.DA MICHI VIRTVTEM CONTRA HOSTES TVO, Christ standing in mandorla containing nine stars
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Metz: Civic Issue (ca. 14th-16th centuries) AR Gros, Metz (Robert p. 213, 4; Boudeau 1659-60; Roberts 8932)18 viewsObv: S.STEPHA.PROTH.M; St. Étienne kneeling left; civic coat-of-arms of Metz to left and right; manus Dei above; star stops
Rev: BNDICT.SIT.NOM.DNI.NRI.IHV.XP,GRO-SSU-S.M-ETE; Cross pattée; star in quarters; annulet stops
Quant.Geek
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Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV hyperpyron34 viewsMichael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV hyperpyron (26 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h). Class IIa. Constantinople. Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, orans, within city walls with six towers; sigla: K | M / Michael facing, kneeling slightly right and being presented by Archangel Michael to Christ seated facing to right and holding Gospel book. DOC 15; PCPC 5 (sigla -, but cf. 23 [two pellets on rev.]); SB 2243. Minor hairline die-break in obverse margin, slight double strike on reverse. Good very fine.
Ex CNG E374 (11 May 2016), 633; Malter 81 (29 September 2002), 524. (Although the one online source I saw had a different coin in Malter 81)
Chance Vandal
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Middlesex 1039b25 viewsObv: AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER, kneeling African man in chains.

Rev: MAY SLAVERY & OPPRESSION CEASE THROUGOUT THE WORLD, two clasped hands.

Edge: PAYABLE AT LONDON LIVERPOOL OR BRISTOL

Note: The "Am I Not a Man..." slogan, with the image of a man in chains was also adopted by the abolitionist movement in the United States. In the 1830's it was modified into a uniquely American token that reversed the gender of person. Depicting a similarly bound woman, it stated: "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister?"

Half Penny Conder Token

Dalton & Hamer: Middlesex, Slavery 1039b
SPQR Coins
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. - AR serrate Denarius8 viewsRome
²70 BC
¹71 BC
helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right
III·VIR__VIRTVS
Mn. Aquillius (consul 101 BC) facing, head right, holding shield, raising kneeling and slumped Sicilia left
(MN) AQVIL__(MN)·F·(MN)·N·
SICIL
¹Crawford 401/1, RSC I Aquillia 2; SRCV I 336, Sydenham 798
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Naumann

Moneyer's grandfather suppressed slave rebellion in Sicily 100 BC. Moneyer was senator in 71 BC. It's the first issue showing moneyer's title (III.VIR).
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. – Aquillia-224 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 65 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 4.02 g, 5h). Rome mint. Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right / Mn. Aquillius standing right, holding shield and raising up kneeling figure of Sicily. Crawford 401/1; Sydenham 798; Aquillia 2; SRCV 336Bud Stewart
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 17. Julia Domna, HrJ (2013) 6.17.31.01 (plate coin)26 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-217
AE 18, 4.04g, 17.85g, 30°
obv. IOVLIA DO - [MNA CEB]
Bust, draped, r.
rev. MARKIANO - [POLITWN]
Kybele, in girded double chiton and himation, wearing mural crown, enthroned l.
in remarkable nonchalant attitude, resting with l. arm on tympanon and holding
patera in r. hand; at both sides of throne a lion, the frontal one std.r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.17.31.1 (plate coin)

The depiction of Kybele on this coin is very different from the usual boring ones we see on small coins from Markianopolis. Here we must have a creative artist. The ostensibly nonchalant attitude I know until now only from depictions of MATER DEVM. I think it is the sign of a kind of safety and carelessness. We can see SECVRITAS often in a similar position. So even small coins - often overlooked by collectors - can cause a nice surprise.

Pat Lawrence: (1) I've been hunting for, what I think I recall, another Cybele relaxing like that on a provincial coin. Though the sense of security is, I think, a perfectly valid interpretation, I think there's more to it.
The iconographic type, seated with the pair of lions, goes back to her 4cBC cult statue. But it is on a stiff throne and is decidedly blocky, as cult statues often are.
The pictorial type shown on this and (if I recall correctly) some other Greek Imperial coins, where she leans back as if in a landscape setting, probably is related to paintings or reliefs that re-interpreted the cult-statue type to make a 'natural' and womanly Cybele.
This is like taking the medieval, originally Byzantine (as in apse mosaics) Mary and treating her and the baby as the Renaissance did, kneeling in the woods (Filippo Lippi) or playing with him, offering him grapes as Hermes did to baby Dionysos (with the meaning adjusted appropriately).
(2) Sometimes at the Rome mint JD is shown slightly relaxed on her cult-image throne, but so long as you have that carpentry back-rest to the throne, you are dealing with the cult image as prototype.
Jochen's new Marcianopolis I am sure DOES have the same "pictorial" prototype and meaning (Cybele in Nature, her element) as the Anchialos coin.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 19. Caracalla & Julia Domna, HrJ (2013) 6.19.34.0840 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 13.37g, 26.98mm, 30°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVCTOC IOVLIA DOMNA
confronted head of Caracalla, laureate, r., and bust of Julia Domna, draped, l.
rev. VP KVNTILINA - O - V MARKIANOPOL / ITWN
Emperor, wearing military cloak, laureate, stg. r., holding reversed spear in raised r. head and parazonum in l. arm, l. foot on neck of captive with pointed cap, kneeling r., looking l.
in l. field E (pentassarion)
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 682 var. (different legend break)
obv. AMNG I/1, 683
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1027
c) Hristova/Jekov (2012) 6.19.34.8 (same rev. die)
very rare, about VF/about EF, nice dark green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.34.05 (plate coin)42 viewsMacrinus & Diadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 10.37g, 26.89mm, 15°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT KM OPELLI CEV [MAKREINOC] KM OPELLI ANTWNEINOC
Confronted busts of Macrinus, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and
Diadumenian, draped and cuirassed(?), bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANO - V- M- ARKIANOPOLEI / TWN (AR ligate)
Emperor, with mantle over back, riding r., holding sceptre in l. hand and raising r.
hand in greating attitude; horse with raised r. forefoot over bearded captive,
kneeling l., head turned back
E in upper l. field (for pentassarion)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.34.5 (plate coin)
extremely rare (R9), about VF, green patina

This type is not listed in AMNG nor in Varbanov (engl.). I found it in Hristova/Jekov's monography about Marcianopolis. Here the obv. legend is listed as KM OPEL ANTWNEINOC, but the depicted specimen is so worn, that I think the legend is added without evidence. So it is possible that the legend is identical with the legend on my coin.
2 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.34.10 (plate coin)55 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 25, 10.55g, 25.29, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VPA AVR GALL[OV NIKOPOLITW] / PROC ICTR
Emperor on horse leaping r., r. hand raised, beneath the horses's forelegs a
barbar, wearing pointed cap, kneeling r., raising r. hand for mercy.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 3078 (has bust draped and cuirassed)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.34.10 (plate coin)
rare (R5), VF, black-green patina

The rev. copies an older stock group, f.e. the stele of Dexileos c.394 BC (Pat Lawrence)
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.34.2 (plate coin)9 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 29, 11.15g, 29.03mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CEP - GETAC AVG
Bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
rev. V F OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI PROC I
Emperor in military cloak, stg. r., resting with raised r. hand on reversed spear
and holding in l. arm parazonium; with l. foot treading on barbarian kneeling r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3287 var. (has AV and NIKOPOLIT)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.34.2 (this coin)
rare, F+/F, obv. with some remaining green patina, rev. with roughness
Jochen
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Obol with Satyr, Thrace, Thasos27 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling l., holding kantharos.
Rx: Amphora.
450-425 BC
Gross-4217, BM-53.
.85 gm 11mm
wileyc
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Olbia, Sarmatia10 viewsChalk of Olbia, Sarmatia. 200-150 BCE (?)

Turreted and wreathed head of Demeter or Tyche left / (Scythan) Archer kneeling left and drawing bow. Legend (right): OΛBIO.

AE 12mm, 1.45 grammes
Believed to be SNG XI # 405; Netsjitailo # 157.
Belisarius
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC82 viewsBI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

ex: the David Sellwood Collection, Baldwin's Auction 90; A SELLWOOD PLATE COIN (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980 and first edition, 1971). Also in: Parthia.com.
1 commentsSchatz
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC 16 views
BI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, #45.6, and 1971, #45/5); also in: Parthia.com.
Schatz
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Owl (obv) and various shapes (rev)160 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/18 mm, 5.72 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM: Owl. RV: Oblong, incuse Punch, CM: various chapes. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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P. Fonteius P.f. Capito, 55 BC.43 viewsObverse: Helmeted bust of Mars r., trophy over shoulder, P FONTEIVS P F CAPITO III VIR around.
Reverse: Horseman attacking warrior who is about to slay a kneeling captive, MN FONT TR MIL above.
Cr-429/1, Syd-900, Fonteia-17. 3.88g.
1 commentsb70
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PADUAN25 viewsAfter G.Cavino. Imitation Vespasian sestertius. (Cohen I,pg 317,No. 392.)
Laureate head right. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS / Vespasian lifting kneeling Roma.Behind Roma, Minerva standing right. ROMA RESURGES. In exergue SC,
Early cast. Klawans 3. Lawrence 32.
benito
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Achaemenid Kings, c. 420 - 350 B.C. Lydia, Sardes mint. 14 viewsPersian Empire, Achaemenid Kings, c. 420 - 350 B.C. Lydia, Sardes mint. AR siglos, 5.511 g, 14.2 mm, near VF. Obv: bearded Great King kneeling right, dagger drawn back in right, bow in left. Rev: oblong incuse punch; helmet facing in center of incuse. Ref: BMC Persian Empire p. 165, 124 (the BMC rev symbol is obscure and not identified as a helmet but is the same shape). A number of markings in the reverse dies of sigloi of this same Carradice type and group are known. (cf. Carradice, "The Dinar Hoard of Persian Sigloi," Essays Price, p. 71, 146-151). All are rare. This particular symbol is not noted but appears to be the same as the referenced BMC coin. Extremely rare Bard Gram Okland
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Achaemenid, AR Siglos, 420-375 bc38 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire AR Siglos. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, circa 420-375 BC.
Persian king kneeling right, holding spear and bow; quiver over shoulder / Incuse punch.
Carradice type IIIb C; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15.
5.54g, 15mm.
chance v
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Achaemenid, AR Siglos, 455 - 420 B.C.96 viewsAchaemenid, AR century, 455-420 BC. BC Sardis. Series IV, group A. Right: The king kneeling right, holding a dagger and a bow. Reverse: Square hollow elongated.
Ref: Carradice IVa, 33-35, SNG Cop.. 284-286.
5.45 g. Small countermark.
chance v
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Achaemenid, AR Siglos, c.505 - 480 B.C.37 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. AR Siglos (14.5mm, 5.28 g).
O: Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow
R: Incuse punch.
Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); Meadows, Administration 320; BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23; Sunrise 21.
chance v
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Period of Artaxerxes I-Darius III (375 - 336 BC.) - AR Siglos (5.46 g)22 viewsObv. Archer (the Great King) - kneeling right, holding dagger and bow, three annulets on chest.
Rev. Irregular punch.
16x12mm and 5.46 grams.
References: Carradice type IV A/B: SGCV II 4683; BMC Arabia p. 165, 125 ff.; SNG Kayhan 1033 ff., Rosen 674 ff.
1 commentsCanaan
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Persia16 viewsAR siglos
420-375 BC
O - King kneeling right holding bow and spear
R - Incuse rectangle
Carradice class III
mauseus
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Persia16 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire
Siglos 450-330 B.C
Obverse:Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow and dagger
Reverse:Oblong punch

15.86mm 5.54gm

SEAR 4683
maik
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Persia18 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire
Siglos 450-330 B.C
Obverse:Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow
Reverse:Oblong punch

5.56gm 15.27mm

Sear 4683
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire41 views450-330 B.C.
Silver Siglos
5.19 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Great King/hero kneeling-running right, holding dagger (akinakès) and bow
Rev.: rectangular punch with irregular pattern
Carradice type IV, B late style; Sear 4683
1 commentsJaimelai
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire 9 viewsTime of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, c. 420-375 BC.
AR Siglos, 16mm, 5.4g.
Obv.: Persian king kneeling right, holding spear and bow; quiver over shoulder.
Rev.: Irregular rectangular incuse punch.
Reference: Carradice type IIIb C; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15 / 17-119-162
John Anthony
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb., 179 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb.,
avers: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance to right, holding spear and bow.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5x16mm, weight: 5,20g, axes: h,
mint: Achaemenid Empire, Typ:III, date: cc. 485-420 B.C., ref: Carradice type IIIb, pl.XII, 16-19, (Countermarks on rev. No:14 and 34),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb., 83 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb.,
avers: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance to right, holding spear and bow, with some control countermarks.
reverse: Incuse punch, with some control countermarks.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0x16,0mm, weight: 5,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Achaemenid Empire, Typ:III, date: cc. 485-420 B.C., ref: Carradice type IIIb, pl.XII, 16-19, (Several Countermarks on avers and reverse),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire. Darios I to Xerxes I. (Circa 505-480 BC) 7 viewsAR Siglos

14 mm, 5.38 g

Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint.

Obverse: Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow

Reverse: Incuse punch

Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); Meadows, Administration 320; BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23; Sunrise 21.

From the Baldwin Maull Collection, purchased 1950s-early 1960s.

The Persians eventual adoption of coinage was related to their conquests of Lydia and then to their conflicts with the Greek city states in the sixth through fourth centuries BC. During these wars, the Persians employed Greek mercenaries, who were accustomed to receiving payment in coinage.

The Persians issued silver sigloi and gold darics (20:1 value) with only a few basic designs. The type of siglos above (Type II), with the full-length king drawing a bow, is attributed to the period 510-480 BC and the third Persian King after Cyrus the Great, Darius I the Great, who is thought to be the human figure represented on the coin.

In general it seems that the circulation patterns of darics and sigloi were fundamentally different – so far there is no single known hoard in which the two types of coins have occurred together. Darics circulated widely and were likely used for the payment of governmental, military (1 per month for the average soldier) and diplomatic expenses. Moreover, once they entered circulation, they would have been readily accepted as bullion anywhere. As the Greeks themselves hardly struck any gold, the daric was almost free of competition on the coin market in its time.

In contrast, hoards of sigloi have been found almost exclusively in the westernmost Persian territories — the central, coastal regions of modern Turkey. From the beginning, sigloi were primarily used for local needs. In international trade the small, relatively unattractive siglos hardly had a chance against the superior Greek competitors, and even the Greek mercenaries serving in Persian service increasingly refused to accept it.

The Persian’s primary mint was certainly Sardes (the mint of the former Lydian kings as well), the seat of the Achaemenid administration for the whole of Asia Minor. As the leading administrative center, Sardes must also have been the collection point for the annual tribute payments from the provinces of Asia Minor, thus ensuring a sufficient supply of precious metals for mint production there.
1 commentsNathan P
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Persian Achaemenid Siglos Type III64 viewsKneeling-running figure of the Great King right, transverse spear with point downward in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned.

Incuse punch

Sardis mint. c. 490 - 475 BC

5.42g

Carradice Type IIIa. Darius I - Xerxes I

Possibly introduced in connection with the accession of Xerxes, c. 485 BC

Ex-Savoca Coin
2 commentsJay GT4
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Persian AR Siglos - Great King77 viewsAchaemenid Kings of Persia, Artaxerxes I - Darius III AR Siglos 15mm 5.34g 450-330 BC.
O: Great King kneeling r. with bow and spear. Two bankers marks.
R: Oblong punch with raised pattern within.
SG4682.
There has been supposition that the raised areas on the reverse are actually a map of the Satrapal territories in Asia Minor. Nice size and weight. _5600
Antonivs Protti
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Persian AR Siglos - King + Dagger/Bow77 viewsAchaemenid Kings of Persia, Darius I AR Siglos 17mm 5.20g 510-486 BC.
O: Great King kneeling r. with Bow and Dagger. Central square test punch, banker’s mark below l.
R: Oblong punch.
SG - , Head CoLP 27. _6600
Antonivs Protti
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Persian Empire siglos 485-420 BC65 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC.
AR Siglos (15mm, 5.53 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow.
Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XII); BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17.
1 commentsArdatirion
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Persian Empire, Artaxerxes I to Xerxes II 1/4 Siglos33 viewsPERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes I to Xerxes II (Circa 455-420 BC). 1/4 Siglos. 8mm 1.32g.

O: Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow.
R: Incuse punch.

Carradice Type IV.
Nemonater
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Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Darius II - Artaxerxes II, c. 420 - 375 B.C.82 viewsSilver siglos, (Carradice Type IV (middle) B; plate XIII, 35); weight 5.5g, max. diameter 14.14 mm, Sardeis mint, c. 420 - 350 B.C.; obverse kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, dagger in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned, waist indicated; reverse oblong incuse punch; lion head left within incuse, crescent moon banker's mark.
3 commentsSteve E
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Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Xerxes I - Darius II, 485 - 420 B.C.69 viewsSilver siglos, Carradice Type IIIb (early), plate XII, 16 ff.(online source); SGCV II 4682; (Carradice NC 1998 pl. 7, 168; Carradice Price p. 67 and pl. 17, 1 ff.), banker's marks on Obv., Rev, & edge; weight 5.54 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, Obv. Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, spear in right, quiver on right shoulder, bow in left, bearded, crowned (off flan); Rev. irregular oblong punch; Light toning in low areas, a few light scratches.

Background Info:
The later kings of Persia, successors of Darius I, continued in the tradition established by that monarch, issuing gold darics and silver sigloi for circulation in western Anatolia. The Lydian capitol of Sardeis, the center of Persian power in the area, was undoubtedly the principal mint, though other cities may have assisted in the production of this enormous coinage. The kneeling archer, with oblong punch on rev., remained the sole type for this Persian imperial coinage down to Alexander's conquest in 330 B.C. Sear GCV II p.426

Many silgoi bear small countermarks, possibly the signets of money changers. A large number of emblems have been recorded. Sear GCV II p.427

2 commentsSteve E
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Persian Empire, Lydia, Darius I 1/6 Siglos44 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. AR Sixth Siglos (7mm, 0.84 g).

O: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow
R: Incuse punch.

Carradice type II; Winzer 1.8 (Darios I), this denomination is otherwise unpublished in refs; cf. Klein 756 (1/4 siglos); SNG Kayhan 1027 (1/3 siglos).

"Darius I the Great ruled the Persian Empire at its peak. He is mentioned in the Biblical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, Haggai, and Zechariah. He continued to allow the Jewish people to return to Israel and provided money for the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem, which was completed in his sixth year. Darius invaded Greece to subjugate it and to punish Athens and Eretria for aiding the Ionian Revolt. He subjugated Thrace and forced Macedon to become a client kingdom, but his campaign ended at Marathon, where he was famously defeated by a smaller Greek army." - Forvm
Nemonater
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Persian Empire, Siglos (half-stater)61 viewsPersian Empire, Artaxerxes I-Darius III, c. 450-330 B.C. Lydia. AR Siglos (half-stater). SGCV II 4683 or similar. 15.8 mm, 5.94 g. Obverse: Beardless archer, the Great King, kneeling right, dagger in right, bow in left. Obverse: Oblong punch. Ex Forvm.2 commentsLucas H
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Persian Fouree Siglios34 views Persian Empire, Artaxerxes I-Darius III, c. 450-330 B.C. Lydia. Fouree Siglos (half-stater). (4.51g, 15.1m). Obv: Beardless archer, the Great King, kneeling right, dagger in right, bow in left. Obv: Oblong punch. Compare Sear Greek 4682. Ex Warren Esty.

A very early example of a fouree coin. It appears forgers have been plying their trade almost as long as the cealtors.
1 commentsLucas H
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Persian siglos with birdmark8 viewsPersian Empire, Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C., Lydia. Silver siglos (half-stater), SGCV II 4682-3, Fair, Sardes mint, 5.527g, 16.9mm, obverse beardless archer (the Great King) kneeling right; reverse, oblong punch; banker's marks, including one with a water bird. Minted in Lydia while under Persian control in the period prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. Ex FORVM Podiceps
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Persian siglos, Darius I/Xerxes I, 505-480 BCE25 viewsMy first ancient coin, bought on stationary auction in 2012.

Obverse: kneeling king holding a bow, at least that's what the description said. Personally I see there a spear, but I believe the seller.

Reverse: incusum.
1 commentsAquilaSPQR
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Persian siglos. Countermarks11 viewsPersian siglos. Lydia. 5.21 g. Obv: Bearded king kneeling right/ Rev: Oblong punch. Various interesting countermarks obv and rev. Sear GCV II: 4682.Podiceps
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Persian siglos. King with spear & bow16 viewsPersian siglos. Lydia. 5,51 g, AR. Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow. Rev: Oblong punch. Sear GCV II: 4678 var.

Podiceps
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Persian siglos. King with spear & bow36 viewsPersian siglos. Lydia. 14x15mm, 5.50g. Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow. Sear GCV II: 4678 var. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Persian siglos. Countermarks28 viewsPersian Empire, Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C., Lydia. Silver siglos (half-stater), SGCV II 4683, F, grainy, toned, punches, Sardes mint, 5.265g, 16.7mm, obverse beardless archer (the Great King) kneeling right, dagger in right, bow in left; reverse , oblong punch; banker's marks. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Philip V. 221-179 B.C.10 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 B.C. Ae 20.3mm. 7.93g. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: B A above, Φ - below, (monograms left and right), two goats kneeling right.ddwau
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Phoenicia, Berytos, Elagabal, SNG Copenhagen 11848 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.47g
obv. [AV KM AVR AN - TONINOC AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. COL IVL A - VG FEL / BER
Poseidon, in himation, advancing r., head l., holding his trident in l. arm, raising
the nymph Beroe, kneeling l. before him, looking up to him; the nymph, in
transparent chiton, scooping water with a jar, the l. hand raised in defense.
SNG Copenhagen 118; BMC 183; Lindgren II, 120, 2268
Very rare, about EF, chocolate-brown patina

The group of statues from the rev. decorates the pedimentum of the main temple of the city of Berytos, todays Beirut in Liban. For the love of Beroe have struggled Poseidon and Dionysos until Zeus ended the battle and gave Beroe to Poseidon who gave the city the honor to win each naval battle.
For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
1 commentsJochen
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Phoenicia, Berytus, 056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), BMC 183, AE-26, Poseidon striding right,311 viewsPhoenicia, Berytus, 056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), BMC 183, AE-26, Poseidon striding right,
avers:- M AΥP ANTΩNINOC AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Poseidon striding right, holding trident with his left arm while he is grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe who is kneeling left; holding a small amphora with her right hand.
exe: -/-//BEP, diameter: 26mm, weight: 13,95g, axis: -h,
mint: Phoenicia, Berytus, date: , ref: BMC 183, Lindgren & Kovacs 2268,
Q-001
quadrans
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Pisidia, Selge, SNG Paris 196339 viewsAE 11, 2.45g
struck ca. 150 BC
obv. Bearded head of Herakles, facing, slightly r., wreathed with Styrax leaves, wearing lion-skin around shoulders, behind his club
rev. Stag kneeling r., head turned l.
in field l. and r. SE - L
ref.: SNG Paris 1963; SG 5489
about VF

Herakles is wearing the Styrax wreath, typically for Selge.
1 commentsJochen
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Porcelain Medal, "Deutschlands schwerste Zeit", Scheuch 1050a5 viewsPorcelain medal "Deutschlands schwerste Zeit"
Porcelain, 42mm, 13.07g, 345°
Meissner Porzellanmanufaktur Berlin, Design Emil Paul Börner (?), 1923
obv. * DEUTSCHLAND SCHWERSTE ZEIT * 1918 - 1923
Kneeling wife with waving hair holding a burning torch, r. beside her a kneeling man,
holding in r. hand hammer, l. hand chained up
below 2 crossed swords (for Meissen Porcelain)
rev. * WELTKRIEG 1914 - 1918 * REVOLUTION 9. NOVEMBER 1918
In field square with inscription in 10 lines:
UNTERZEICHNUNG / DES FRIEDENSVERTRAGES / 16.9.1919 /
RUHRBESETZUNG / 11.1.1923 / AM 1. DEZ. 1923 / KOSTETE /
1 PFD. BROT 260 MILLO. / 1 PFD. FLEISCH 2 BILL. / 1 GOLDMARK = 1 BILL.
ref. Scheuch 1050a, scarce

The inscription is referring to the hyperinflation 1923 in Germany.
Jochen
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Probus Antoninianus 276-282 CE RIC 809 var.115 viewsObverse - IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust left, wearing Imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter.
Reverse - VIRTVS AVGVSTIN. Probus on horseback right, riding over fallen enemy and spearing kneeling enemy before him with arms raised.
Mintmark XXIB Siscia mint with unlisted officinal (B)
21 mm diam., 4.2 g
Sold Jan 2018
3 commentsNORMAN K
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Probus Horseback Serdica30 viewsProbus, Serdica, 278 - 282 AD, 22mm, 3.09g, Cohen 917, RIC 877
OBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, helmeted & cuirassed bust left, holding shield & spear over shoulder
REV: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus on horseback galloping right, spearing enemy kneeling before him with arms raised
shield below horse.
KA dot r dot in exergue
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Probus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, II 878 Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus on Horseback charging Barbarian4 viewsProbus
Augustus, 276 - 282 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing left, holding a Spear with his right hand, over his right shoulder and a Shield with his left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus, on horseback, galloping to the right, holding a Shield with his left hand and a Spear with his right, towards a Barbarian who is kneeling in submission and whose shield lies beneath the horse. KAB in exergue.

Weight: 3.41 g, Diameter: 22.1 x 21.4 x 0.9 mm, Die axis: 190°, Mint: Serdica, struck between 278-282 A.D. Reference: RIC V, II 878 Serdica
Masis
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Probus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, II 880 Serdica unlisted, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus on Horseback charging Barbarian, Rare6 viewsProbus
Augustus, 276 - 282 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing left, holding a Spear with his right hand, over his right shoulder and a Shield with his left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus, on horseback, galloping to the right, holding a Shield with his left hand and a Spear with his right, towards a Barbarian who is kneeling in submission and whose shield lies beneath the horse. KAA in exergue.

Weight: 3.22 g, Diameter: 22.2 x 21.9 x 1 mm, Die axis: 330°, Mint: Serdica, struck between 278-282 A.D. Reference:
RIC V, II 880 Serdica, unlisted (has exergual line)

Rated Rare
Masis
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Publius Fonteius P.f. Capito120 viewsObv: P • FONTEIVS • P • F • CAPITO • III • VIR, helmeted and draped bust of Mars facing right, trophy over shoulder.

Rev: MN FONT • TR MIL, warrior on horseback thrusting his spear at a Gaulish enemy who is about to slay an unarmed, kneeling captive.

Note: This type records the exploits of Manius Fonteius who was governor of Narbonese Gaul between 76 - 73 BC.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, c. 55 - 54 BC

3.875 grams, 17.6 mm, 30°

RSC Fonteia 17, S392

Ex: FORVM
3 commentsSPQR Coins
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Punch marks on Achaemenid Dynasty, Darius-Artaxerxes I AR siglos (420-375 BC).178 viewso/ The king in kneeling-running stance, holding a bow and dagger.
r/ Incuse punch.
Several small punch-marks stamped by private merchants or money-changers, most likely for currency in India
5,58g. 14mm
Augustin Caron
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Q. Minucius Thermus - AR denarius8 viewsRome
²99 BC
¹103 BC
head of Mars left waring crested helmet ornamented with feather and annulet
Q. Minucius Q.f. L.n. Thermus right fighting barbarian (Ligurian) left wearing horned helmet over Roman soldier kneeling right; everyone holding sword and shield
Q·(THE)RM·(MF)
¹Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, RSC I Minucia 19, BMCRR Italy 653, RBW Collection 1174, SRCV I 197
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Künker
Johny SYSEL
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REPARATIO - REIPVB, RIC IX 43(a) Rome3 viewsGratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D. Bronze AE 2, RIC IX 43(a), aVF, Rome mint, 4.937g, 22.2mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse REPARATIO - REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, right hand raising kneeling turreted woman, Victory on globe in left, SMRP in ex. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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REPARATIO REIPVB, SCON in ex. Arles9 viewsGRATIAN, A.D. 367-383 Æ 2. 24mm, 4.2g. Rev. REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing left raising kneeling female figure and holding Victory on globe. SCON in exergue. Mint of Arles. Podiceps
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REPARATIO REIPVB, SMTES in ex. RIC IX 37(a), Thessalonica8 viewsGratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D. Bronze AE 2, RIC IX 37(a), Thessalonica mint, 4.836g, 25.4mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing half left, raising kneeling turreted woman with right hand and holding Victory on globe in left,“Δ” in right field, SMTES in ex. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Rhescuporis II Sestertius, Bosporus.104 viewsAE 48 Nummi or Sestertius. 69-93 AD
Obv: King Rhescuporis II standing right, left foot on prisoner kneeling; on right, trophy; on left, another kneeling prisoner, hands tied behind his back.
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.
26mm
RPC 473
1 commentsjdholds
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RIC 000182 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 AD Rome,
Judaea Capta issue.
(3.12 gram, 18 mm).
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right)
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII Captive kneeling right before trophy.
RIC 1, RSC 334a, Sear RCV (2000) 2505



Here is another interesting coin of Titus. First it is catalogued as RIC 1. This coin was probably minted in the first few weeks of Titus' rule as Augustus.
Take a look at the reverse. You will see a Jewish captive kneeling at the foot of a trophy. Titus' father Vespasian famously put a Jewish captive on the reverse of his own coinage. Since Titus was very involved with the suppression of the Jewish people in Jerusalem and the subsequent looting of the city, I suppose it makes sense that this subject would be continued on his coins.

I like this coin mostly for the reverse. However, I also think the portrait has some charm to it as well. One can clearly see his resemblance to his father.
4 commentsorfew
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RIC 0031 Titus30 viewsObv : IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head left
Rev : TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII, Trophy; below, captive kneeling right
AR/Denarius (17.81 mm 2.81 g 6 h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 31 (R2), BMCRE unlisted, RSC unlisted
FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0469 Domitianus39 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : S-C in field; Domitian standing left, with spear; to left, German captive, kneeling right, presenting shield; in exergue, broken spear
AE/Sestertius (36.02 mm 26.15 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 469 (R), BMCRE 379, BNF 402.
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0469V Domitianus34 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XII CEN PER P P. Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : S-C in field; Domitian standing left, with spear; to left, German captive, kneeling right, presenting shield; in exergue, broken spear
AE/Sestertius (34.46 mm 21.64 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
Variant (CEN instead of CENS in obverse legend) of: RIC 469 R, BMCRE 379, BNF 402. The obverse is a die-match with the variant of RIC 471 mentioned in RIC page 297 Note 42.
ex Tintinna Auction 50 lot 2023
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0620 Domitianus28 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right.
Rev. : COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Struck in Rome 88 a.D. - AE / Dupondius - mm 29,45 gr 13,34 die axis 6
RIC 620 (R2) - BMCRE unlisted - Paris 465

FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0625 Domitianus42 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right.
Rev. : COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Struck in Rome 88 a.D. - AE / As - mm 29,45 gr 13,34 die axis 6
RIC 625 (C) - BMCRE 438 - Paris 469-470
ex CNG Auction 84 lot 1009 - ex Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction unknown lot 2419
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 1076 Titus denarius247 viewsT CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
laureate head right

TR POT VIII COS VII
bound Jewish captive kneeling right in front of trophy

Rome mint, as Caesar, first half of 79 A.D
3.325g
18.5mm, 180o

Choice aVF

SRCV I 2449; RIC II (Vespasian) 1076 (C); BMCRE II 258; RSC II 334, Paris 229

Ex-Forum!

Thought to be minted to remind the Romans of Titus' spectacular victory over Jerusalem 9 years earlier.
9 commentsJay GT4
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RIC 1550 Vespasianus50 viewsObv: IMP VESPAS AVG P M TRI P P P COS IIII, Laureate head left
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI, Vespasian, naked, standing left with spear, raising Tyche, kneeling, right
AU/Aureus (16.88 mm 7.17 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 72-73 A D
RIC 1550 (R2), BMCRE 504, RPC 1924
ex Nudelman Numismatica Sale 10 lot 43
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 18710 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian.
19mm, 3.15g
klausklage
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RIC 1876 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian.

3.30g, 19mm
Woytek 220c, Variant 1 (24 specimen)
klausklage
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RIC 2, p.257, 188 - Trajan, Pax29 viewsTrajan
AR-Denar
Obv.: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: [S P Q R OPTI]MO PRINCIPI / Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre; at her feet, kneeling Dacian
Ag, 3.46g, 17.4x18.5mm
Ref.: RIC 188, BMC 216, C 417
1 commentsshanxi
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RIC 48612 viewsAs, 103-111
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI – S C
Roma standing l. holding Victory and spear; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian.
28mm, 11.80g
klausklage
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RIC 48613 viewsAs, 103-111
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI – S C
Roma standing l. holding Victory and spear; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian.
27mm, 10.73g
klausklage
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Gratian17 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Gratian (AD367-383) AE2 Centenionalis. Obv: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed. Rev: 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. Exe: SMTES | B (1st emission) Thessalonica mint: AD 379-383 = RIC IX, p. 181, 37a; Cohen 30, 4.28 g. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Gratian10 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Gratian (367-383 AD) AE2, Arles mint. Minted 378-383 AD. Obv.: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev.: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left. Mintmark TCON. Reference: RIC IX Arles 20a.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - MAGNUS MAXIMUS21 viewsMAGNUS MAXIMUS (383-388) AE2. D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right. Reverse - REPARATIO REIPVB, Magnus standing left, raising kneeling captive, LVG below. RIC 32. 22mm, 3.9g. Lugdunum mint.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Constantinople, RIC VII:32, R3131 viewsAe3 3.1 gm 19 mm Struck: 328 Mark: Є/CONS
Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Rosette diademed head, right, gazing to heaven.
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE Victory seated on cippus facing left, but looking right; palm in each hand. Trophy in front and kneeling captive at feet turning head to look, but spurned by Victory.
Comment: I believe these coins were only minted at Constantinople.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Constantinople, RIC VII:32, R376 viewsAe3 2.9 gm 19 mm Struck: 328 Mark: Є/CONS
Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rosette diademed head, right. Gazing to heaven.
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
Victory seated on cippus facing left, but looking right; palm in each hand. Trophy in front and kneeling captive at feet turning head to look, but spurned by Victory.
Massanutten
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Roman Empire, Constantine- Anepigraphic Dafne520 viewsCirca A.D. 328
Obv. Anepigraphic: head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS

This bust type is unlisted in RIC. There were three previously known that are listed in Constantine`s Dafne Coinage at Constantinople by R.S. Speck and Stephen M. Huston.Two of these coins are officina A and one is officina S, so this one with officina E is an unrecorded example of this extremely rare type.

from the collection of Victor
2 commentsVictor
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, Antioch 52 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar) 337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)

D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
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

4.41gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Cyzicus - RIC VIII 7054 viewsConstantius II Centenionalis
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor standing left, holding standard in right hand, shield in left, two bound captives kneeling at his feet.
exergue: SMK delta
Struck 348-350 A.D.
RIC VIII 70
Van Meter 87
Struck
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian, 367 - 383 A.D. Nicomedia mint. 21 viewsGratian, 367 - 383 A.D. Nicomedia mint. Bronze AE 2, 4.29g, 24.1mm, VF. Obv: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG. Rev: emperor standing facing, head left, right hand raising kneeling turreted woman, Victory on globe in left. REPARATIO - REIPVB. Ex: SMNB. Ref: RIC 27(a). RAREBard Gram O
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian, Ae2, Siscia, RIC 26(a) (C), LRBC 1519, 378-83 AD47 viewsObv: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB
Gratian standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling female figure.
5 gm 22.3 mm Exergue: BSISC•
Massanutten
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Roman Empire, Gratian, AE3, Sicia - Jochen's Gratian353 viewsGratian 367 - 383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 3, 2.15g, 18.2mm
Siscia 5. officina, 367 - 375
obv. DN GRATIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor in military dress walking r., head to l., in l. hand labarum
and with r. holding down kneeling captive
field: l. F, r. R above hooked A
exergue: delta SISC VE(compound)
RIC IX, Siscia 14(c) type xxxv var., unrecorded!; C.23
about VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

This is the coin, Wolfgang referred to. It should have in l. field
R above hooked R. In this constellation unrecorded!
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian, RIC 37a41 viewsGratian
AE2
Thessalonica Mint. 379-383 A.D.
Obv: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB - Gratian standing, facing, holding hand of kneeling woman to feet an Victory on a globe to left. "B" in right field.
Exergue: SMTES
Ref: RIC 37a. Cohen 30.
seraphic
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GRATIAN. AE2 of Siscia. Struck A.D.378 - 38326 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Gratian standing facing, holding Victory on globe in his left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 26a | LRBC : 1512-18
*Alex
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, AE Sestertius52 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head, right.
Rev: RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM
S C
Hadrian standing, facing left. raising turreted and kneeling female holding globe.
Sestertius, 23.7 gm, 33.2 mm, RIC 594a
Comment: Commemorates Hadrian's bringing order to the world.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, Rome mint, struck 134-138 AD, AE Sestertius144 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP bare-headed and draped bust right
RESTITVTOR HISPANIAE, SC Emperor standing left, raising the kneeling figure of Hispania holding branch, rabbit between
RIC 952, Cohen 1272
3 commentsdupondius
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Roman Empire, Magnentius80 viewsCentenionalis
22mm
Obv.: D N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right. A behind
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius on horseback right, thrusting spear at man kneeling; TRS crescent.
RIC 271
Ex lodge-hill 2017
3 commentsXLi
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnus Maximus, Ae2, Arelate, RIC IX 26(a), LRBC 554, 383-87 AD33 viewsObv: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB
The emperor standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling woman.
4.75 gm, 22.1 mm, Exergue: PCON
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnus Maximus, Ae2, Arelate, RIC IX 26(a), LRBC 554, 383-87 AD29 viewsObv: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB
The emperor standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling woman.
4.8 gm, 22.7 mm, Exergue: PCON
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, POSTUMUS, Cologne mint, struck 267-268 AD, Billon Antoninianus83 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REST ORBIS emperor standing right, holding spear and raising kneeling female, holding cornucopiae.
RIC 324, Elmer 592, Zschucke 177
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Roman Empire, Probus Antoninianus 276-282 CE RIC 809 var. 86 viewsObverse - IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust left, wearing Imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter.
Reverse - VIRTVS AVGVSTIN. Probus on horseback right, riding over fallen enemy and spearing kneeling enemy before him with arms raised.
Mintmark XXIB Sisica mint with unlisted officinal (B)
21 mm diam., 4.2 g
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ROMAN EMPIRE, THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.379 - 38340 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Theodosius standing facing, head left, raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right hand holding Victory on globe in his left. In exergue, *BSISC•.
RIC IX : 26d
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC 1436 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
RIC 1 (R), BMC 1, RSC 334a
Obv - IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR POT VIII COS VII; Male captive kneeling r., hands bound behind back, in front of trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords (?), and round shield.
Mint state
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 1076 (Vespasian)206 viewsAD 69-79. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.27 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 79. O: Laureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS R:Bound captive kneeling right before trophy, TR POT VIII COS VII. RIC II 1076 (Vespasian); RSC 334.

This type with these legends were minted in the first several days of Titus reign.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian II, Ae2, Siscia, RIC 26(b) (C), LRBC 1513, 375-87 AD18 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB Valentinian II standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling female figure.
5.7 gm 22.8 mm Exergue: BSISC
Massanutten
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Roman Empire, Valentinian II, RIC IX 26b Siscia, 378-383 CE68 viewsValentinian II, AE2 of Siscia
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe, raising woman kneeling right before him.
Mintmark star BSISC dot.
RIC IX Siscia 26b; Sear 20276. 23.1 mm., 4.5 g.
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Roman Empire: Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD15 viewsAR denarius, 3,31gr, 18,03mm;
RIC IV-1, 514, RSC 741;
mint: Laodicea, date 198/9;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; short curly hair, curly medium-long beard w/2 twirled ends; legend: ... IMP XI PART MAX; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: Victory, left, w/standard and palm branch in left, wreath in right extended hand on exergual line; small kneeling Parthian captive in front of her; legend: VICT PARTHICA; dotted border 7 - 12h.
Schatz
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD22 viewsAE sest., 23,23gr., 32,9mm;
BMC 1046, Coh. 328, RIC 667, MIR 594;
mint: Rome, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless draped bust, right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: king seated on sella castrensis on a dais w/ guard behind him, crowning Parthamaspates w/diadem and presenting him to the kneeling Parthia; legend on top half of rim REX PARTHIS DATUS, and in exergue SC;

ex: Künker Auctions 236-239, #1046; ex: Künker Auction 174, # 780.
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-103var)19 viewsObv.: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet; SARL ✶ in exergue
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (348- 350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-102var)26 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet ; SARL ✶ in exergue
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) AE Follis, Constantinople (RIC-87)56 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / CONSΔ*.
Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield set on ground; to left, two captives kneeling vis-à-vis; star above.
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Roman Imperial: Magnentius (350-353 CE) AE2 Centenionalis, Trier (RIC VIII 269)11 viewsObv: DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG; Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor on horseback galloping right, shield on arm, wielding spear at a bare-headed enemy half-kneeling before the horse, broken spear and shield beneath the horse; TRS in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
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Roman lead seal “Sacrifice of Isaac” 3rd-4th century AD179 viewsRoman lead seal “Sacrifice of Isaac”
3rd-4th century AD
Abraham standing left, holding dagger in uplifted right hand; before him, kneeling left, Isaac; to right, tree with ram; to right above, hand of God
Cf. J. Spier “Late antique gems” S4 (with inscription EIC ΘEOC) and S5 (scene reversed); 17x14x6mm; 4.38 gram.

The story of the sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22, 1-19) serves as an archetypical story of salvation and the ram sent by God to replace Isaac as a sacrifice was (and still is) interpreted by chistians as a typology for Christ. For this reason it was a popular iconographical theme during the earliest stages of christianity.
Gert
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Roman Marcus Aurelius Sestertius43 viewsMarcus Aurelius. A.D. 161-180. Æ sestertius. Rome, A.D. 172-3.
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII
Rev: RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III S C, Marcus Aurelius raising kneeling figure of Italia.

RIC 1077
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Roman Republic / Ti Veturius AR Denarius 137 BC49 viewsObverse : Draped bust of Mars right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse : Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, head right, between two soldiers, each holding spear and sword and touching pig held by youth.
Rome mint. VF / Max Dia 19mm, 3.92 grs
Good Silver / Well struck for issue.
Crawford 234/1; Sydenham 527; Veturia 1.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection


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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aemilius Scarus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius, 58BC19 viewsObv: M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C ; King Aretas III of Nabatea kneeling before camel in an attitude of supplication, holding reins and olive-branch tied with fillet.
Rev: P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER ; Jupiter in quadriga left, hurling thunderbolt, scorpion below horses.
ex: Eden Seminary Collection
Aemilia 8 (3.9 gm)

This denarius was struck to commemorate the defeat by Pompey's general Marcus Scaurus of Aretas III, supporter of John Hyrcanus II in his battles against his brother, Aristobulus II.
This is one of the earliest instances of a moneyer commemorating on his coins an event connected with his own history. When M. Aemilius, one of the most noted men of his time, was Governor of Syria, he repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius7 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: King Aretas kneeling right and extending olive branch in right hand and holding reins of camel in left hand; M SCAVR/AED CVR above; EX-SC on side; REX ARETAS in exergue.

Rev: Jupiter in fast quadriga galloping left; scorpion below horses’ feet; P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR, above; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in exergue.

References: Crawford 422/1b; BMCRR 3879; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8; Plautia 8-9.

Provenance: Ex SC Collection; Stack's Auction (14-15 Jun 1971), Lot 240.

Scaurus and Hypsaeus struck these coins as curule aediles, by Senatorial decree. Grueber states that lavish public games were the reason for the special issue, while Crawford suggests the corn dole and/or Caesar’s agrarian law were the more likely reasons. Scaurus, as governor of Syria, was victorious against the Nabataean king Aretas who surrendered and paid a fine of 300 talents to Pompey. It was this event that he chose to depict on the obverse of the coin. On the reverse, Hypsaeus refers to the capture of the Volscian town of Privernum by his ancestor, C. Plautius Decianus, consul in 329 BCE. Hypsaeus chose to repeat this reverse type on a denarius he struck as moneyer in ca. 57 BCE (Crawford 420). This issue has a large number of legend varieties and the scorpion is missing from some dies.
Carausius
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Man. Aquillius ,22 viewsAR serrate Denarius
c.71/65 BC
Crawford 401/1. RSC Aquillia 2.

Obv.: Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested Montefortino helmet, ornamented at the side with feather.

Rev.: Mn. Aquillius standing left, head right, supporting kneeling female figure of Sicilia; SICIL in exergue.
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Roman Republic: C. Memmius C.F. (56 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford-427/1; Sydenham-920; Memmia-10; RBW-1531)23 viewsObv: Head of Ceres right, wearing wreath of grain ears; C•MEMMI•C•F downward before
Rev: Naked captive, his hands tied behind, kneeling right, at foot of trophy of arms with a Greek shield; IMPERATOR downward to left; C•MEMMIVS downward to right
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Roman Trajan Sestertius18 viewsTRAJAN Emperor AD 98-117
SESTERTIUS
Obverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, His laureate head right
Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S.C, Roma standing left holding spear and victory,
an abject Dacian kneeling at her feet

Reference: Van Meter 54/14 - RIC 486

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RPC II 0686v Domitianus12 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEPM - Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: ΔEΔOY ΣEBA ΔOMITIANO - Captive kneeling right, with hands bound behind back; in field, ΓETIKE
mm 20,57 g 6,14 die axis 6 - Struck in Prusias ad Hypium (Bithynia)
RPC II 686 variant (captive in opposite direction)
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RRC422/1 (M. Aemilius Scaurus, P. Plautius Hypsaeus)89 viewsObv. King Aretas of Nabatea kneeling beside camel, raising olive branche with fillet; M SCAVR(VS) | AED CVR above, [E]X – SC at sides; [R]EX ARETAS in exergue
Rev. Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, horses trampling scorpion; P HYPSAEVS | AED CV(R) above, CAPTV[M] on right, C HYPSAE COS | PREIVER(NVM) in exergue
18 mm, 3.80 grams
Rome, 58 B.C.

Allusions: Scaurus refers to his own deed on the obverse, the first time a Roman dared to do so on a coin. In 62 B.C., he had defeated Haritha (Aretha) III of Nabatea, who was marching on Jerusalem, to help the rightful king John Hyrcanus II. Scaurus, a lieutenant of Pompey's, was bribed by Aristoboulos with 400 talents, then took another 300 from Aretas to spare the Nabetean capital of Petra (Josephus, BJ I.127, Ant. Jud. 14.2, 14.5). His colleague chose a more distant motive: C. Plautius Decianus had captured the Volscian city of Privernum (Piperno) in 329 B.C. Any direct relations between Hypsaeus and Decianus are most likely invented, however.

Moneyers: The moneyers of this coin were not the IIIViri Monetales, but the Curule Aediles of 58 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. Both were Pompeian supporters ultimately dropped by their patron in 52 B.C. M. Scaurus, stepsone of Sulla, who had already battled in Judaea and Nabatea (where his massacred are mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls) would rise to be praetor in 56 B.C. and propraetor of Sardinia the following year. Accused of extortion, he was defended by Cicero and aquitted, only to be exiled on the charge of ambitus in 52. B.C. He was also the first major Roman collector of engraved gemstones, put together in a dactyliotheca exceeding even that of Mithridates of Pontus (Pliny, NH 37.5.11). Less is known about his colleague during his aedileship. P. Plautius Hypsaeus rose to the praetorship in 55 B.C. but was tried for bribery in 52 B.C. whilst standing for consul. He convicted and fled into exile.

On this issue: M. Aemilius Scaurus' aedileship is known and can be securely dated. It became famous for the unparalleled lavishness of its games. These included the construction of an artificial lake to show off crocodiles and hippopotamuses; Scaurus also brought a huge skeleton from Joppa, believed to be the monster to which Andromeda was to be sacrificed (Pliny NH 9.4.11). He also had a temporary theatre capable of holding 80,000 spectators built, standing for just one month, and adorned with all kinds of luxuries (Pliny, NH 36.2.5; 36.24.113ss). After the games, he had the huge marble columns transferred to his house, for which the sewer contractors demanded a hefty security fee, in case their weight caused the drains to cave in (ibid. 36.2.6). According to Pliny, the remains of the theatre alone were worth 30 million sesterces (or 7,500,000 denarii).
Syltorian
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Samaria, Nysa-Scythopolis, Gordian III, Spijkerman 5927 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 25, 1.2g
struck AD 240 (year 304)
obv. [AVT KM ANT - GORDIANOC CE]
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. NYC - C - KYQ IER ACV
Dionysos, nude, chlamys waving behind, advancing r., head l., holding thyrsos transversely in raised r. hand, holding r. hand on head of a small figure, kneeling r.; panther behind him stg. l., head r.
in r. field palmbranch(?), beneath date D - T (year 304 of Pompejan era)
Spijkeman 59; SNG ANS 1054 var. (in r. field bunch of grapes); BMC 12
Very rare, about VF

Haim Gitler suggests that the depiction is referring to the celebration of the Anthesteria, which occurs in spring and where the 3 years old children got a small vine jar. This seems to have been an initiation rite by which the children were admitted by the urban community.

Nysa is todays Bet-Shean in Israel.
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Sardes, Lydia. AE 18.2, Tiberius with Tyche of Sardes/ Livia seated8 viewsTiberius, Sardes, Lydia; Æ 4.48g, 18.2mm. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ, Togate figure of emperor raising kneeling figure of Tyche of Sardis/ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ ΚΛΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΜΝΩΝLivia seated r., with sceptre and ear of corn. RPC 2991. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Sardes, Lydia. Tiberius with Tyche of Sardes/ Livia seated; AE1922 viewsTiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Sardis, Lydia. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 2991, SNG Cop 515, SNG München 505, Sardis mint, 4.945g, 19.6mm, 0o, obverse “ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ”, Tiberius, togate, standing left, raising kneeling Tyche of Sardis; reverse “ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ ΚΛΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΜΝΩΝ”, Livia seated right, long scepter vertical in right, ears of grain in left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Siglos Artaxerxes I - Darius III25 viewsPersian Empire, Lydia, Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 330 B.C. Silver siglos, SGCV II 4683, banker's marks, 5.153g, 14.75mm, c. 450 - 330 B.C.;
O: Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, dagger in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned.
R: Oblong patterned punch with countermarks

A coin that circulated around the time of King Ahaseurus and Queen Esther. This denomination is 1/3 of a persian Shekel. This amount is probably what Nehemia was refering to when he asked for a 1/3 shekel Temple donation, i.e. 1/3 of a Persian shekel was exactly the same weight as 1/2 of a Judaean shekel (Machazit HaShekel) at the time.
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II104 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (15 mm, 5.43 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.

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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die73 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; bankers marks.
R: Incuse punch; roaring lion left.
- Carradice IV B, pl. XIII, 35.
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die82 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die66 views
Persian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (15 mm, 5.67 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; bankers marks.
R: Helmet facing within reverse incuse punch.
- Carradice plate XIII, 34; BMC Arabia p. 165, 124, pl. XXVI, 21.
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Silver-Siglos of Artaxerxes II, 405-359 BCE30 viewsArchaimeniden Kingdom.
Sardeis mint 405-359 B.C.E. Av. kneeling with bow
to right Rv. incusum quality is about very fine.
17.2 x 12.4 mm., 5.5 g.
sold 4-2018
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Siscia RIC 26b Valentinian II AE2. AD 378-383. 12 viewsSiscia RIC 26b Valentinian II AE2. AD 378-383.
D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG, diademed, draped
& cuirassed bust right / REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor
standing front, offering hand to kneeling woman on left
& holding Victory on a globe in left hand.
ASISC. in ex. Cohen 22. Coin #133
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Solus - AE Tetras6 viewsc. 400-300 BC
head of Athena half left wearing Corinthian helmet
warrior right, kneeling drawing arrow bow
KPRA - kapara meaning village
Ref: cf. Calciati I pg. 310, 5 (same); SNG ANS 743.

slight tooling
ex Gorny & Mosch
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Struck A.D.276 -280. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Cyzicus. 6 viewsObverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG. Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing left, holding shield in his left hand and spear over his right shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG. Probus on horseback advancing left, right hand raised, left hand holding sceptre, figure kneeling before horse.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.5gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 904

This coin was struck to celebrate the emperor's arrival in Cyzicus during the Imperial progress westward from Syria in A.D.276.
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Struck A.D.327 - 330. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Constantinople5 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE. Victory seated on cippus facing left, holding palm branch in each hand, head turned away to right spurning kneeling captive at foot of trophy before her. In left field, Z; in exergue, CONS.
RIC VII : 35
RARE

This coin most likely symbolized the defeat of Licinius (the Greek word for laurel is daphne, and laurel wreaths were signs of victory). The legend of the Dafne coin would actually translate as 'Constantinian Victory'.
The fort on the north bank of the Danube, often cited as being commemorated on this coin, could very well have been named "Dafne", after all a fort alluding to victory seems more than appropriate and is not without precedent. However, the fort can have no connection with the Dafne coinage, other than the use of the word "Dafne" because the Dafne coins were probably issued as early as A.D.327 and the fort was not constructed until around A.D.330. It seems unlikely a coin was issued to commemorate a fort that was yet to be built.
This coin replaced other reverse types for Constantine and was the only type issued for almost three years exclusively in the name of Constantine, this is an important point. If this coin commemorated the building of a fortress, three years would be a very long time for a coin to have been issued. Becoming the sole ruler of the Roman Empire, however, might just merit a special coinage! Also the adjective CONSTANTINIANA was never used except on this issue, the word is unique to this series. It seems most likely, therefore, that the Dafne coinage commemorates the A.D.324 victory of Constantine over Licinius rather than any other event.

The above comments are from Victor Clark's "Constantine the Great" website.
*Alex
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Struck A.D.350 - 353. MAGNENTIUS. AE CENTENIONALIS of Treveri (Trier)5 viewsObverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius facing right; behind bust, A.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Magnentius in military dress galloping right, shield on his left arm, spear in his right, spearing barbarian kneeling facing left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, oval shield and broken spear; in exergue, TRS.
RIC VIII : 271
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. GRATIAN. AE2 of Siscia4 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Gratian standing facing, holding Victory on globe in his left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 26a | LRBC : 1512-18

The son of Valentinian I and Severa, Flavius Gratianus was born around A.D.360. He was murdered at Lugdunum by supporters of Magnus Maximus on 25th August, A.D.383.
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE2 of Siscia3 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Valentinian II standing facing left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with right; in exergue, ✱BSISC.
RIC IX : 26b
*Alex
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Siscia12 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Theodosius standing facing, head left, raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right hand holding Victory on globe in his left. In exergue, ✱BSISC•.
RIC IX : 26d
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