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AsseSestoPompeo.jpg
63 viewsAs - 43/36 BC. - Mint in Spain or Sicily
SEXTVS POMPEIVS - Gens Pompeia
Obv.: MGN above laureate janiform head with features of Pompey the Great
Rev.:Prow of galley right. PIVS above, IMP below.
Gs. 16,3 mm. 29,24
Crawf. 479/1, Sear RCV 1394, Grueber II (Spain) 95

Maxentius
ASSEREP-3.jpg
45 viewsAnonymous. After 211 BC. Post-reform Bronze As.
Obv.: Janus with I above
Rev.: Prow right with I above and ROMA below.
g. 38,5 mm. 30
Crawford 56/2; Syd 143.

Maxentius
Sestante.jpg
27 viewsAE Sextans - Anonymous Issue - after 89 B.C. - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Head of Mercury r., two pellets behind
Rev.: Prow right, ROMA above; two pellets below.
Gs 1,7 mm 15,5
Craw. 56/6
Maxentius
Quadrante-1.jpg
22 viewsÆ Quadrans - Anonymous - c. 91 BC - Rome Mint
Obv.: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind.
Rev.: Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets before.
Gs. 3,2 mm. 15,7
Craw. 339/4c, Sear RCV 1194

Maxentius
Semisse-1.jpg
30 viewsAE Semis - Anonymous - After 206 B.C.
Obv.: Head of Saturn right, S behind
Rev.: prow of galley, S above; ROMA below
Gs 12,1 mm. 24,8
Crawford 56/3.
Maxentius
SemisseStella.jpg
29 viewsAE Semis - Anonymous - 169/157 B.C.
Obv.: Head of Saturn right, S behind
Rev.: Prow of galley right, star above, S before; ROMA below
Gs 12,5 mm. 24,1
Crawford 196/2, Sear RCV 829
Maxentius
Domna-1.jpg
39 viewsJVLIA DOMNA - Denarius - 196/211 AD
Obv.: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Gs. 3,4 mm. 17,9
Cohen 174, RIC 577
Maxentius
Semisse-2.jpg
29 viewsAE Semis - Anonymous - After 211 B.C. (Grueber 240/229 B.C.)
Obv.: Head of Saturn right, S behind
Rev.: prow of galley, S above; ROMA below
Gs 18,3 mm. 25,9
Crawford 56/3, Sear RCV 766, BMRRC(Grueber) 229
Maxentius
Triente-2.jpg
29 viewsAnonymous TRIENS - After 211 B.C. (Grueber 240/229 B.C.)
Obv.:Minerva head's right. Four pellets above
Rev. Ship's prow right. ROMA above, four pellets below
Gs. 7,9 mm. 24,7
Craw. 56/4, sear RCV 911, BMRRC (Grueber) 245
Maxentius
ASSEVal.jpg
46 viewsAE As -169-158 BC (Grueber 196/173 BC)
VALERIVS - Gens Valeria
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus, I above.
Rev.:Ship's prow right, VAL in monogram above, I before, ROMA below.
Gs. 15,5 mm. 30,9
Craw. 191/1, Sear RCV 710, BMRCC 545.
1 commentsMaxentius
AsseCrescente.jpg
47 viewsAs - 194/190 BC. - Mint of Rome
[Crescent]
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus. Above, I
Rev. Prow right. Above, I and crescent. ROMA below
gs.29,7 mm. 32
Crawf. 137/2, Sear RCV 666, Grueber 579
Maxentius
Sestante2.jpg
25 viewsAe Sextans - 211/206 BC - Mint of Rome
Anonymous
Obv.: Head of Mercury right wearing winged petasos; •• above
Rev.: Prow of galley right; ROMA above, •• below.
Gs. 5,8 mm. 19,6
Crawf. 56/6, Sear RCV 1204, Grueber 256



Maxentius
QuadranteAburioGemino.jpg
27 viewsAE Quadrans - 134 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. ABVRIVS GEMINVS - Gens Aburia
Obv.: Head of Hercules right in lionskin, three pellets behind
Rev.: Prow of galley right. C. ABVRI (AB & VR in monogram) / GEM. three pellets before, ROMA below.
Gs. 4,3 mm. 17,6
Craw. 244/3, Sear RCV 1150, Grueber 1002
Maxentius
AsseCINA.jpg
21 viewsAs - 169/157 - Rome mint
L. CORNELIVS CINA - Gens Cornelia
Obv.: Laureate head of janus. Above, I
Rev.: Prow right. Above, CINA. Before, I. Below, ROMA
Gs. 27,7 mm. 29,7
Crawf. 178/1, Sear RCV 699, Grueber 804
Maxentius
Oncia3.jpg
11 viewsUncia - 217-215 BC - Rome mint
Anonymous
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma left, pellet behind.
Rev.:Prow right, ROMA above, pellet below.
Gs. 12,4 mm. 25,43
Crawf. 38/6, Sear RCV 615.



Maxentius
AesGraveLibralefuso.jpg
82 viewsCast Aes Grave As (reduced libral series) - 225/217 BC. - Rome mint
Anonymous
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus
Rev.: Prow right, I above
Gr. 250 mm. 60,33
Crawford 35/1, Sear RCV 570

Maxentius
Semuncia2.jpg
44 viewsÆ Semuncia - Anonymous - 217-215 B.C.
Obv.: Head of Mercury right wearing petasos
Rev.: Prow of galley right; ROMA above.
Gs. 4 mm. 18,80x19,85
Crawford 38/7; Sear RCV 620, Grueber 129.

Maxentius
Semuncia.jpg
44 viewsAE Semuncia - Anonymous - 217/215 B.C.
Obv.:Head of Mercury right wearing petasos
Rev.: Prow of galley right; ROMA above.
Gs. 4,7 mm. 19,64x19,95
Crawford 38/7; Sear RCV 620, Grueber 129.
Maxentius
coin129.jpg
37 viewsArcadius Æ3. RIC IX 97 Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #129
cars100
coin629.jpg
20 viewsAradus, Phoenicia. AE 22. Tyche/Poseidon. An AE 11
of Aradus, Phoenicia, struck during 132/131 BC.
BMC Phoenicia 302. Obv. Bust of Tyche right wearing
turreted crown.. Rev. Poseidon, nude to waist, seated
left on prow of galley left, holding wreath in extended
right hand, left on trident; as figure-head, Athena left;
below, Phoenician date (128) and letter. Coin #629
cars100
coin628.jpg
24 viewsHead of Herakles. ΚΟΡΚΥΡΑΙΩΝ Prow and name of Prytanis
Corcyra (modern Corfu) under the Romans, c.229-48 BC,
I think the magistrates name is ΦΑΛΑΚΡ[ΟΣ] on mine
Coin #628
cars100
coin148.jpg
19 viewsArcadius Æ3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #148
cars100
coin165.jpg
37 viewsCyzicus RIC 93.1 Constantine the Great. AD 331,
333-334. CONSTAN-TINOPLI, Helmeted & laureate
Constantinopolis bust left / Victory standing left on prow
of a galley, holding transverse across her body
spear & shield. Coin #165
cars100
Arados_c.jpg
52 viewsArados c. 240-237 BC
obverse : Turreted bust of Tyche right
reverse prow of galley left, with Athena figurehead, AP monogram above.
Ginolerhino
ANTLEGXV.jpg
72 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right, mast with banners at prow

LEG XV
legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint

32-31BC

Patrae mint

3.16g


32-31BC

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

Founded by Julius Caesar in 54 BC
Known also as the XV Apollinaris meaning "belonging to the god Apollo"
Jay GT4
constantinupolis-1.jpg
Constantinopolis - RIC 18817 viewsCity Commemorative
330-333 AD.
CONSTANTINOPOLIS, crested, laureate helmeted bust
of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding sceptre /
Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding sceptre & leaning on shield,
SMTSD in ex.
xokleng
Vespasian_RIC_732.jpg
10 Vespasian AE As, 74 AD20 viewsVESPASIAN
AE As. 74 AD.

O: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS, laureate head right

R: VICTORIA AVGVST S-C, Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding wreath and palm.

Cohen 638, RIC 732

Sadly, this coin suffered from bronze disease, and the patina was lost when the coin was treated.
RI0060
Sosius
Elagabalus_SNG_Cop_145.jpg
29 Elagabalus18 viewsELAGABALUS
AE25 of Byblus, Phoenicia.

AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IEPAC BYBLOY, hexastyle temple with central arch, Astarte standing facing within, foot on prow, holding sceptre, being crowned by Nike on column to r.

SNG Cop 145, BMC 52
Sosius
Aurelian_unident_.jpg
3 Aurelian29 viewsAURELIAN
AE Antoninianus, Siscia Mint
SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN?
IMP CAES L DOM AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right (with huge nose) / ANNONA AVG, Annona stg. l., holding corn-ears in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., prow of ship., P in r. field.
RIC temp #1927

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

UPDATE: According to S. Estiot & J. Mairat of ric.mom.fr: "It is indeed the second specimen known of RIC temp 1927, and your coin is from the same pair of dies as the coin in Zagreb (Komin hoards)."
1 commentsSosius
rjb_2012_11_31.jpg
3817 viewsAnonymous; c.217 BC
AE sextans
Obv - Head of Mercury right wearing petasus
Rev "ROMA"
Prow right,, two pelets below
Rome mint
Crawford 38/5
mauseus
rjb_2012_09_05.jpg
5621 viewsAnonymous; c.211 BC
AE semis
Obv "S"
Laureate head of Saturn right
Rev "S ROMA"
Prow right
Rome mint
Crawford 56/3
mauseus
rjb_2019_02_01.jpg
566 viewsAnonymous; c.211 BC
AE as
Obv Janiform head
Rev "ROMA"
Prow right
Rome mint
Crawford 56/2
mauseus
rhodes.jpg
6023 viewsPseudo-Autonomous
Rhodes
AE 35mm (drachm)
c.31BC - 60AD
Obverse: Head of Dionysus right, radiate and with ivy leaf wreath
Reverse: Nike, right, with palm and aphlastron, on prow
Magistrate: Hypsikles
RPC I 2761
As this coin is listed in RPC I there is enough justification, for me at least, to include it in my "Diverse Roman" gallery.
mauseus
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.40 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
1 commentsCanaan
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Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC27 viewsMacedonia Kingdom Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC

Obverse: Head of Demetrios right wearing crested Corinthian helmet

Reverse: Prow of galley right, BA above, monogram beneath
(SNG Cop. 1194) - VF/XF...

AE15 Salamis, 3.72 gm.
Macedonian Warrior
Vespasian_Prow_star.jpg
RIC 0941 Vespasian denarius96 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC II 941 (C); BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rated common but tough to find on the market.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT4
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12 viewsSPAIN, Uncertain Municipium Flavium
PB Tessera (18mm, 5.82 g, 7h)
Prow of galley left
MF/ QF
Casariego, Cores, & Pliego 13a
Ardatirion
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20 viewsAntoninus Pius. AD 138-161
PB As (28mm, 16.41 g, 12 h)
Western Europe (Spain?). Cast copying a Rome mint issue of AD 157-158
Laureate head right
Annona standing left, resting left foot on prow, holding modius and rudder; S C flanking
Cf. RIC III 997a

Found in Spain
Ardatirion
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"As de Nîmes" or "crocodile" Ӕ dupondius of Nemausus (9 - 3 BC), honoring Augustus and Agrippa29 viewsIMP DIVI F , Heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right) back to back, Agrippa wearing rostral crown and Augustus the oak-wreath / COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm-shoot with short dense fronds and tip right; two short palm offshoots left and right below, above on left a wreath with two long ties streaming right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agrippa had several children through his three marriages. Through some of his children, Agrippa would become ancestor to many subsequent members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He has numerous other legacies.
Yurii P
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(0098) TRAJAN36 views104 - 117 AD
Bronze Dichalque AE 27 mm max; 13.71 g
O: Laureate head of Trajan r.
R: Poseidon stdg. l. with r. foot on prow, holding dolphin in r. and trident in l.
Berytus; Rouv. 530
laney
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(0098)TRAJAN24 views98 - 117 AD
(111/12 AD)
AE 24 mm, 11.99 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ laureate head of Trajan, r.
R: ΑΣΚΑΛΩ Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow with standard and aphlaston; in l. field, incense altar; in r. field, dove standing l.; to r., date ƐIC
Judaea, Ascalon
Ref. RPC 3 No. 3987; De Saulcy 9; BMC 145; rare
laney
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(0117) HADRIAN41 views117 - 138 AD
AE Dupondius 27 mm 13 g
O: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG. Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
R: PONT MAX T-R POT COS II / S - C / ANNONA AVG. Annona standing left with cornucopiae and corn ears over modius, prow to her right.
cf RIC 549 ff
laney
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(0117) HADRIAN31 views117 - 138 AD
AE 25 mm 9.38 g
O: laureate head right
R: S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder on prow of galley to right
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS18 views138 - 161 AD
AE 23 X 25.5 mm 12.40 g
O: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind
R: Poseidon standing left, right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.
Phoenicia, Berytus
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS55 views138 - 161 AD
AE 25 mm 11.68 g
O: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind
R: COL BER Poseidon standing left, right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.
Phoenicia, Berytus
Rouvier 593; cf. SNG Copenhagen 102; BMC 104-7
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS23 views138 - 161 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 31.5 mm 24.08 g
O: LAUR HEAD R
R: ANNONA STANDING R HOLDING CORNUCOPIA AND GRAIN EAR OVER MODIUS, PROW TO R
laney
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(0217) MACRINUS17 views217 - 218 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 2.69 g
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEL MVNICIP COIL. Prow right; cornucopia above.
Thrace, Coela; Varbanov 2923. Rare
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER26 viewsIssued 221-222 AD (as Caesar, struck under Elagabalus)
AE 23 mm; 9.93 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Tetrastyle tripartite temple of Astarte; Astarte stands in middle section, facing, holding standard in right hand with left foot set on prow; Nike stands on cippus to Astarte's right, crowning her; river god beneath, swimming right; outside staircases lead to the side-wings; in the left wing goddess with kalathos stands facing between two animals; in the right wing female figure stands facing.
BMC 110, 9; Lindgren II, 1321, 2288 (Rare)
Phoenicia, Caesarea ad Libanum
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER31 views222-235 AD
AE 18 mm; 2.56 g
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: AEL MVNICIP COELA Prow left, cornucopia above.
Thrace, Coela; Varbanov 1928
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER22 views222-235 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 3.60 g
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: AEL MVNICIP COELA Prow left, cornucopia above.
Thrace, Coela; Varbanov 1928 (scarce city)
d.s.
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER20 views222-235 AD
Æ 19 mm, 3.28 g
O: Laureate, cuirassed, and draped bust right, seen from behind
R: Prow with three grain ears
Thrace, Coela; BMC -; Varbanov 2929 var. (prow with cornucopia)
(scarce city)
laney
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(0333) CONSTANS19 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 18 mm, 2.00 g
O: D N CONSTANs P F AVG Bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO Emperor standin g left on prow of galley, holding phoenix on globe and chi-rho banner, Victory to right steering; TESG in exe.
Thessalonica mint
laney
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(0333) CONSTANS22 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 17.5 mm 2.11 g
O: CONSTANS P F AVG Bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO Emperor standing left holding phoenix on globe in right hand and chi-rho standard in left, on prow of galley piloted by Victory; SARL pellet in exe.
Arles mint
laney
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(0333) CONSTANS29 views337-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.55 g
O: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, Phoenix on globe in right, labarum in left; at stern Victory steering, TESA in ex;
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 120
laney
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 AD
(struck 348 - 350 AD)
AE 18 mm; 3.12 g
O: D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO Emperor in military dress standing facing, head left, phoenix on globe in right hand, labarum inscribed with Christogram on banner in left hand, all within galley piloted by Victory; TESB in exergue
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII, 120
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(0383) ARCADIUS10 views383 - 408 AD
struck 401-403 AD
AE 16 mm, 2.71 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear and a shield decorated with a cross.
R: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding a scepter and Victory on a globe, right foot resting on a prow; ANTΓ in exergue.
Antiochia mint
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(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
struck 85 - 86 AD
AE 23.4 mm max., 14.03 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right
R: ASKAΛΩ, ΘΠΡ, Tyche standing left, on prow of galley, holding standard in right, aphlaston in left, incense altar in left field, dove in right
Ascalon mint; RPC II 2212; Rosenberger 114; SNG ANS 697; BMC Palestine p. 121
(ex Forum)
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*SOLD*20 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE3

Attribution: RIC 241, Siscia
Date: AD 334-335
Obverse: CONSTAN- TINOPOLIs, helmeted & laureate and mantled bust of
Constantinopolis l. holding scepter
Reverse: Victory stg. l. on prow of galley, holding transverse scepter & resting hand on shield, dot BSIS dot in exergue
Size: 19 mm
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*SOLD*16 viewsAntoninus Pius AE/As

Attribution: RIC III, 1024
Date: AD 158-159
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, laureate head r.
Reverse: FORTVNA OBSEQENS, Fortuna standing l. holding patera and rudder set on a prow in r. hand cornucopia in l., S-C across fields, COS IIII in exergue
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 10.21 grams
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- 032-031 BC - Marc Antony - RSC 28 - Legion II Denarius282 viewsMarc Antony
Date: 32-31 BC
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Legionary Denarius

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley rt., mast with banners at prow.

Reverse: LEG II
Legionary eagle between two standards.

Mint: Most likely minted in Patrae, Marc Antony's winter headquarters.
RSC 28
3.11g; 18.0mm; 15°
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #437 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #4

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor facing right.
rev: Eagle standing facing, head left, tail left, holding wreath in beak. Prow of ship between legs.

Weight: 13.0 Grams
Size: 28 mm
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*Note: Wonderful portrait of the emperor on the obverse and the eagle on the reverse, I am very proud of this coin.
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #433 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #4

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor facing right.
rev: Eagle standing facing, head left, tail left, holding wreath in beak. Prow of ship between legs.
13.0 Grams

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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria Tetradrachm #4.14 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #4

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head of Emperor facing right.
rev: Eagle standing facing, head left, tail left, holding wreath in beak. Prow of ship between legs.
13.0 Grams

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000b. Pompey the Great50 viewsThe Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.49 g, 9h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right / Neptune, holding aplustre and resting right foot on prow, standing left between the Catanaean brothers Anapias and Amphinomus running in opposite directions, bearing their parents on their shoulders. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Fine, lightly toned, bankers’ marks on obverse.

AMPHINOMUS and ANAPIS (or Anapias), two brothers, of Silicy, respecting whom it is related that they saved their parents, at the peril of their own lives, from the flames of Etna, at the moment when an eruption of that volcano threatened their immediate destruction. This was a favourite subject with the ancients, in symbolising filial piety; and is often represented on Greek coins of Catana (Catania), where this noble action is alleged to have been performed. Of these two Sicilian brothers, types of that devoted love, which is ever cherished by good children towards the earthly anthors of their being, Cornelius Severus, alluding to Mount Edna, thus expresses himself: "Amphinomus and his brother, both equally courageous in the performance of a duty, whilst the flames murmured their threats against the neighbouring houses, rescue their decrepid father, and their aged mother."
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000c. Sextus Pompey73 viewsSextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey, was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). He was the last focus of opposition to the second triumvirate.

Sextus Pompeius was the youngest son of Pompey the Great (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) by his third wife, Mucia Tertia. His older brother was Gnaeus Pompeius, from the same mother. Both boys grew up in the shadow of their father, one of Rome's best generals and originally non-conservative politician who drifted to the more traditional faction when Julius Caesar became a threat.

When Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC, thus starting a civil war, Sextus' older brother Gnaeus followed their father in his escape to the East, as did most of the conservative senators. Sextus stayed in Rome in the care of his stepmother, Cornelia Metella. Pompey's army lost the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC and Pompey himself had to run for his life. Cornelia and Sextus met him in the island of Mytilene and together they fled to Egypt. On the arrival, Sextus watched his father being killed by treachery on September 29 of the same year. After the murder, Cornelia returned to Rome, but in the following years Sextus joined the resistance against Caesar in the African provinces. Together with Metellus Scipio, Cato the younger, his brother Gnaeus and other senators, they prepared to oppose Caesar and his army to the end.

Caesar won the first battle at Thapsus in 46 BC against Metellus Scipio and Cato, who committed suicide. In 45 BC, Caesar managed to defeat the Pompeius brothers in the battle of Munda. Gnaeus Pompeius was executed, but young Sextus escaped once more, this time to Sicily.

Back in Rome, Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BC by a group of senators led by Cassius and Brutus. This incident did not lead to a return to normality, but provoked yet another civil war between Caesar's political heirs and his assassins. The second triumvirate was formed by Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus, with the intention of avenging Caesar and subduing all opposition. Sextus Pompeius in Sicily was certainly a rebellious man, but the Cassius and Brutus faction was the second triumvirate's first priority. Thus, with the whole island as his base, Sextus had the time and resources to develop an army and, even more importantly, a strong navy operated by Sicilian marines.

Brutus and Cassius lost the twin battles of Philippi and committed suicide in 42 BC. After this, the triumvirs turned their attentions to Sicily and Sextus.

But by this time, Sextus was prepared for strong resistance. In the following years, military confrontations failed to return a conclusive victory for either side and in 39 BC, Sextus and the triumvirs signed for peace in the Pact of Misenum. The reason for this peace treaty was the anticipated campaign against the Parthian Empire. Antony, the leader, needed all the legions he could get so it was useful to secure an armistice in the Sicilian front. The peace did not last for long. Octavian and Antony's frequent quarrels were a strong political motivation for resuming the war against Sextus. Octavian tried again to conquer Sicily, but he was defeated in the naval battle of Messina (37 BC) and again in August 36 BC. But by then, Octavian had Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a very talented general, on his side. Only a month afterwards, Agrippa destroyed Sextus' navy off Naulochus cape. Sextus escaped to the East and, by abandoning Sicily, lost all his base of support.

Sextus Pompeius was caught in Miletus in 35 BC and executed without trial (an illegal act since Sextus was a Roman citizen) by order of Marcus Titius, Antony's minion. His violent death would be one of the weapons used by Octavian against Antony several years later, when the situation between the two became unbearable.

Sicilian Mint
Magn above laureate Janiform head
PIVS above, IMP below, prow of galley right
Sear RCV 348, RPC 671, Sydenham 1044a, Cohen 16
43-36 BC

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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,231 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,
avers:- C·CAESAR–IMP·COS·ITER, Diademed, draped Venus Head Right,
revers:- A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left, placing right foot on prow, holding trisceles in right hand and cloak in left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 6h,
mint: Sicily, date: 47B.C., ref: Crawford-457/1, Sydneham-1022, Babelon-Julia-14, Alliena-1, C-1,
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"In late 47 BC Caesar was on Sicily, preparing for his assault on the Pompeian forces in north Africa. During this period a small issue of denarii was produced in his name by Aulus Allienus, then the proconsul of Sicily. The reverse shows a figure of Trinacrus, supposedly a son of Neptune, who may have been invented to account for the name Trinacria, commonly used for Sicily. The coins of Allienus must have seen considerable circulation: almost all surviving specimens are considerably worn."
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-14, AR-denarius, LEG-II, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,66 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-14, AR-denarius, LEG-II, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-II, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/14, Sydneham-1216, RSC-27, BMCRR East 185-225; Babelon: Antonia 101; Sydenham 1212 ; Catalli 2001,886.
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-15, AR-denarius, LEG-III, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,75 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-15, AR-denarius, LEG-III, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-III, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 2,89g, axes: 9h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/15, Sydneham-1217, RSC-28,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-17, AR-denarius, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,101 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-17, AR-denarius, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-IV, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 7h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/17, Sydneham-1219, RSC-30,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-19, AR-denarius, LEG-VI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,143 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-19, AR-denarius, LEG-VI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-VI, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow. Nice Countermark above the galley.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,35g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/19, Sydneham-1223, RSC-33,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-21, AR-denarius, LEG-VIII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,70 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-21, AR-denarius, LEG-VIII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-VIII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,47g, axes: 10h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford-544/21, Sydneham-1225, RSC-35,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-25, AR-denarius, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,62 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-25, AR-denarius, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XI, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford-544/25, Sydneham-1229, RSC-39,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,88 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/26, Sydneham-1230, RSC-41,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,173 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/26, Sydneham-1230, RSC-41,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-30, AR-denarius, LEG-XV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,127 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-30, AR-denarius, LEG-XV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XV, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,8-17mm, weight: 2,72g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/30, Sydneham-1235, RSC-47,
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"Legion XV Apollinaris was raised by Caesar in Gallia Cisalpina in 53 BC. In the time of Augustus-Tiberius the legion was stationed in Ljubljana, then in Carnuntum and later in Alexandria and took part in the Jewish War and the capture of Jerusalem. In the 2nd and 3rd century the legion fought mainly in the East against the Parthians."
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-35, AR-denarius, LEG-XIX, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,120 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-35, AR-denarius, LEG-XIX, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XIX, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/35, Sydneham-1242, RSC-55,
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002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS10 views002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS

Constantinopolis Commemmorative AE3/4. Time of Constantine the Great. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding scepter / Victory standing left on foot of prow with scepter and leaning on sheild.
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0027 - Denarius Mark Antony 32-1 BC49 viewsObv/Ship r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow; above ANT AVG; below, III VIR RPC
Rev/Eagle between two standards, LEG XII below.

Ag, 18.8mm, 3.42g
Mint: Patra
RRC 544/26 [dies o/r: 864/960 (all var.)] - Syd.1230 - Calicó 193
ex-Áureo, auction 25 apr 2007, lot 2045
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006.Nerva 96-98 AD23 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 97 AD
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP- Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM - Clasped hands, holding legionary eagle, resting on a galley prow.
Size:17.5mm;3.11 gms
Ref: RIC II- 15d
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01-01 - As Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)141 viewsAE AS 34 mm 34.1 gr
Anv: Cabeza bifronte barbada y laureada de Jano - "I" (Marca de valor = 1 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" debajo e "I" en campo derecho.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #627 Pag.191 - Craw RRC #56/2 - Syd CRR #143 - BMCRR #217
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01-01 - As Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)40 viewsAE AS 34 mm 34.1 gr
Anv: Cabeza bifronte barbada y laureada de Jano - "I" (Marca de valor = 1 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" debajo e "I" en campo derecho.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #627 Pag.191 - Craw RRC #56/2 - Syd CRR #143 - BMCRR #217
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01-02 - Semis Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)127 viewsAE Semis 28 mm 17.7 gr
Anv: Cabeza barbada y laureada de Saturno viendo a derecha - "S" (Marca de valor = Semis = 1/2 AS) detrás de la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" debajo y "S" en campo superior.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #766 Pag.207 - Craw RRC #56/3 - Syd CRR #144a - BMCRR #229 - Hannover #597
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01-02 - Semis Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)37 viewsAE Semis 28 mm 17.7 gr
Anv: Cabeza barbada y laureada de Saturno viendo a derecha - "S" (Marca de valor = Semis = 1/2 AS) detrás de la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" debajo y "S" en campo superior.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #766 Pag.207 - Craw RRC #56/3 - Syd CRR #144a - BMCRR #229 - Hannover #597
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01-05 - Sextante Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)81 viewsAE Sextante 20 mm 6.9 gr
Anv: Cabeza de Mercurio vistiendo petasos alado viendo a derecha - "· ·" (Marca de valor = Sextante = 1/6 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" arriba y "· ·" debajo.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1024 Pag.246 - Craw RRC #56/6 - Syd CRR #143d - BMCRR #263
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01-05 - Sextante Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)26 viewsAE Sextante 20 mm 6.9 gr
Anv: Cabeza de Mercurio vistiendo petasos alado viendo a derecha - "· ·" (Marca de valor = Sextante = 1/6 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" arriba y "· ·" debajo.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1024 Pag.246 - Craw RRC #56/6 - Syd CRR #143d - BMCRR #263
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01-09 - Semi Uncia Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)63 viewsAE Semi Uncia 18 mm 3.9 gr
Anv: Cabeza de Mercurio vistiendo petasos alado viendo a derecha - Sin marca de valor.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" arriba.
Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1360 Pag.257 - Craw RRC #56/8 - Syd CRR #143f - BMCRR #277
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01-09 - Semi Uncia Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)20 viewsAE Semi Uncia 18 mm 3.9 gr
Anv: Cabeza de Mercurio vistiendo petasos alado viendo a derecha - Sin marca de valor.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" arriba.

Ceca: Roma

Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1360 Pag.257 - Craw RRC #56/8 - Syd CRR #143f - BMCRR #277
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010 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 5929 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right, slightly draped on left shoulder.
Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing right on galley prow, holding wreath and palm.
Minted in Rome 101 - 102 AD.
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011 Titus AR Denarius33 viewsTitus. AR Denarius as Caesar, AD 69-79. Rome, under Vespasian, Struck AD 77/8.
(19.04 mm, 3.25 g),
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, laureate head of Titus right.
Rev: COS VI, prow of galley right, sides ornameted with intricate cross-hatch and maeander patterns; above, star with sixteen rays. RIC 950 (R); BN 202; BMC 226; RSC 68.
Ex: Incitatus Coins




Titus was very much involved in the suppression of the Jewish revolt in Judea. His other claim to fame was that he completed the construction of the Flavian Amphitheater after the death of his father Vespasian.

Titus had something else in common with his father. Like his father, Titus used coin types that were throwbacks to earlier times. One such example is the coin below. On the reverse you will see a ship's prow and a star overhead. This image hearkens back to the Imperatorial period on coins of Marcus Antonius and Ahenobarbus. However, it goes back even further to the republic when it was used on many bronze coins. On the issue of these coins copying earlier designs, a friend who is also an expert in Flavian coinage has this to say:

"I believe that many of these antiquarian reverse types of Vespasian and Titus were struck because the mint was recycling the finer republican and early imperial denarii. The older denarii were struck at nearly 100% silver fineness, the Flavian denarii at 80% fineness. Thus the mint was able to turn over a tidy profit."

This was not an easy coin to find. I had been looking for unusual reverse of Titus and this one popped up at an opportune time. This coin was minted when Titus was Caesar, or next in line to be emperor.
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0110 - Republic, Quartuncia66 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
Head of Roma right, wearing a crested helmet
Prow of galey right, ROMA above
3,41 gr - 15 mm
Ref :RCV # 624
According to RCV, "the quartuncia is the smallest denomination of the Roman bronze coinage, and has been briefly produced during the semilibral weight standard. With the further decline in the weight of the bronze coinage after 215 BC, issue of the experimental quartuncia ceased."
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0114 - Denarius Julia Domna 198-209 AC15 viewsObv/ IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of J.D. r.
Rev/ SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, polos on head, stepping on to prow of ship before her, holding wreath in right hand and naked Horus in left; behind her, ship stern and rudder.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 2.63 g
Mint: Roma.
BMCRE V/75 – RIC IV.1/577 [C]
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, eBay may 2011 - art. #1605899480471
dafnis
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0129 - Republic, Uncia58 viewsRome mint, c. 215-212
Head of Roma right wearing attic helmet, pellet behind
ROMA prow of galley right
9.08 gr
Ref : Crawford 41/10
2 commentsPotator II
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0168 - Republic, As111 viewsAs minted in Rome, circa 211-206 BC
No legend, head of janus
Prow of galley right, ROMA at exergue, I above galley
37.22 gr
Ref RCV # 627
Potator II
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017. Marcus Antonius.77 viewsDenarius, 32-31 BC.
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C / Galley with rowers, standard at prow.
Reverse: LEG XXIII / Legionary eagle between two standards.
3.62 gm.. 17 mm.
Syd. #1246; RSC #60; Sear unlisted.

Mark Antony minted a long series of legionary coins for the use of the army and navy prior to the Battle of Actium (Sept. 2, 31 BC). The legion depicted on this coin - Legion XXIII - is one that we know nothing about.
1 commentsCallimachus
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0195 - Republic, Sextans61 viewsSextans struck in Rome, circa 211-206 BC
Head of Mercury right, wearing petasus, two pellets above helmet
ROMA, Prow of galley right, surmounted by a victory right
5.11 gr
Ref : RCV #1218
Potator II
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02-10 - M. ATILIUS SARANUS (148 A.C.)83 viewsAE AS 29 mm 20.4 gr
Anv: Cabeza bifronte barbada y laureada de Jano - "I" (Marca de valor = 1 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "M.ATILI" arriba, "ROMA" debajo e "I" en campo derecho.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #727 Pag.200 - Craw RRC #214/2a - Syd CRR #399 - BMCRR #692
mdelvalle
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02-10 - M. ATILIUS SARANUS (148 A.C.)30 viewsAE AS 29 mm 20.4 gr
Anv: Cabeza bifronte barbada y laureada de Jano - "I" (Marca de valor = 1 AS) sobre la cabeza.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "M.ATILI" arriba, "ROMA" debajo e "I" en campo derecho.

Ceca: Roma

Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #727 Pag.200 - Craw RRC #214/2a - Syd CRR #399 - BMCRR #692
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #1129 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow of ship, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5 mm, weight: 3,19g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, RSC 368, BMC 166,
Q-001
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0941, RIC (1962) 108, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS VIII, Prow right,127 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0941, RIC (1962) 108, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS VIII, Prow right,
avers:- IMP-CAESAR_VESPSIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-VIII, Prow right, star of eight rays above.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5 mm, weight: 2,79g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 77-78 A.D., ref:RIC 0941, RIC (1962) 108, C-136,
Q-001
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0950, RIC II(1962) 0198 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, COS VI, Prow right, Scarce!, #1132 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0950, RIC II(1962) 0198 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, COS VI, Prow right, Scarce!, #1
avers:- T-CAESAR-IMP-VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-VI, Prow right above star.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,90g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 77-78 A.D., ref: RIC 0950, RIC II(1962) 0198 (Vespasian) p-38, RSC 68,
Q-001
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024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1315 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), RSC 393, BMC 269,
Q-001
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024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1209 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 045(Titus) p-121, RSC 395, BMC 85,
Q-001
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026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,319 views026 Nerva (96-98 A.D.), RIC II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake,
avers: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, Hands, in the handshake, holding legionary eagle on galley prow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight:3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 96 A.D., ref: RIC II 03, p-223, C-25,
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,87 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0100, Rome, AR-Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, -/-//DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, Scarce!,
avers: IMP-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P, Laureate head right, draped (Aegis?) bust left shoulder.
revers: COS-V-P-P-SPQR-OPTIMO-PRINC/DANVVIVS, The Danube reclining on rocks, right hand on prow of ship, reeds over arm.
exerg: -/-//DANVVIVS, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight:2,85g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-II-100-p-251, RSC 136, BMC 395,
Q-001
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03 Domitian as Caesar RIC 92098 viewsAR Denarius, 2.96g
Rome mint, 76-77AD (Vespasian)
RIC 920 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1947. RSC 45b.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Minerva stg. r. on prow, with spear and shield; to r., owl
Ex Private Collection.

The first appearance of Minerva on a denarius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian. His devotion to the goddess came early in life, so it comes as no surprise he wished to honour her on the coins minted in his name. This denarius is a clear indication Domitian had some say in what reverse types were struck for him under Vespasian. The Minerva on prow is an early prototype of one of the four standard Minerva types (M2) Domitian would later extensively strike on his own denarii as Augustus. An extremely rare type for him as Caesar.

A pleasing coin with a Vespasian-like portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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030 - Vespasian Denarius - COS ITER FORT RED15 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMP CAESAR VESPASIANS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- COS ITER FORT RED, Fortuna standing left, resting right hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in left
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 48129 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen 633. RIC II 481
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 481 var.71 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II 481 var (Not listed in RIC with this bust and legend combination)

Additional comments coutesy of Curtis Clay:-

“A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt.
BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck.
Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!
Obviously quite a scarce item, and an attractive specimen!”
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1102 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XV, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-204-p-51, C-288,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #277 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XV, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,07g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-204-p-51, C-288,
Q-002
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1107 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVI, Laureate head right
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,53g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 152-153 A.D., ref: RIC-III-221-p-53, C-290,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1126 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,00g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-231-p-,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #272 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-231-p-,
Q-002
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #1158 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVIII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 155 A.D., ref: RIC-III-239-p-,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0597, Rome, AE-Sestertius, ANNONA•AVG, Annona standing right, S-C,176 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0597, Rome, AE-Sestertius, ANNONA•AVG, Annona standing right, S-C,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PI-VS-P-P-TR-P-COS-III, Laureate head right.
revers:-ANNONA•AVG, Annona standing right holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae, prow behind, S-C across the field.
exe:S/C//--, diameter: 32-33mm, weight: 29,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 142 A.D., ref: RIC-III-597-p-, C-34,
Q-001
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035/5 AES Grave Sextans Janus-Prow22 viewsAnonymous. Aes Grave Sextans. Rome Mint. 225-217 BC. (42.49g; 33.94mm) Obv: Head of Mercury left, oo. Rev: Prow r, oo.
Crawford 35/5

Ex: Holding History
Paddy
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,68 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-II-COS-III, Annona standing left, right foot set on prow (?), emptying cornucopia with both hands into modius before her.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-125, p-, C-474, BMC-359, RSC-484, Sear-4920, p-
Q-001
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 11142, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, River god Tiber reclining left,129 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 11142, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, River god Tiber reclining left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXIX, Laureate head right.
revers:- IMP-VII-COS-III, River god Tiber reclining left, resting hand on prow of galley, leaning on jug from which waters flow.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 24-25,5mm, weight: 11,19g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:174-175 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1142-p-, C-348, Sear-,
Q-001
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038/07 AE Semiuncia50 viewsAnonymous. AE Semiuncia. Rome Mint. c. 217-215. (5,2 g, 19 mm) Obv: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus. Rev: ROMA Prow right.
BMC 129-161 and 163-165; Crawford 38/7

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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 23166 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, Laureate head facing right
Rev:– COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow
Reference RIC 231
maridvnvm
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05-01 - Cn.DOMITIUS L.f. AHENOBARBUS (42 - 36 A.C.)20 views Gneo Domicio Enobarbo bisabuelo de Nerón, político y militar .
AR Denarius 18x21 mm 3.8 gr

Anv: Cabeza masculina barbada viendo a derecha - "AHENOBAR" delante del busto.
Rev: Trofeo militar con 2 lanzas y escudo, sobre una proa de galera. "CN·DOMITIVS·IMP".

Acuñada en el 41 A.C.
Ceca móvil militar probablemente en la región de los mares Adriático ó Jónico.

Referencias: Sear RCTV I #1456 Pag.279, Craw RRC #519/2, Syd CRR #1177, BMCRR (East)#94, RSC I Domitia 21 Pag.45, Sear CRI #339, Babelon I Domitia 21 Pag.467, Catalli #841, Albert #1648
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #165 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #1
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 2,50g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-,RSC-174, BMC 75,
Q-001
quadrans
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #299 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #2
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing peaked head-dress, standing right with left foot on prow, nursing infant Horus at her breast, altar at left against which rests a rudder.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-170, C-174,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans
Ant-Pius-RIC-221.jpg
055. Antoninus Pius.9 viewsDenarius, 152-153 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI / Laureate bust of Antoninus.
Reverse: COS IIII / Annona, holding corn ears, resting hand on a modius which is set on the prow of a ship.
3.02 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #221.
Callimachus
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056/3 Ancient imitation21 viewsAnonymous. Ae Semis imitation. Probably first century BC. Obv: Laureate head of Saturn r.; behind, S. Rev: Prow r.; above, S and below, ROMA.
Crawford 56/3

Style and shape is not the best on this coin. However, as an ancient imitation it does have historical value.
Paddy
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056/3 Spanish imitation in good style29 viewsAnonymous. Ae Semis. Second or first century BC. (6.58 g, 20.55 mm) Obv: Laureate head of Saturn r.; behind, S. Rev: Prow r.; above, S and below, ROMA.
Syd 143a; Crawford 56/3

In 1982 a conference report was published that contained a joint debate between Crawford and the Spanish numismatist Villaronga. Villaronga illustrated a number of coins from site finds near Cadiz, and concluded that they were good style Spanish imitations. Every year about 10 or 20 similar coins appear on the Spanish market, but none appear in Italian sources.

Thank you Mccabe for helping with the attribution.
Paddy
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056/4 Subgroup 85 & 86A AE Triens60 viewsAnonymous. Ae Triens. Apulia. 212-208 BC. (9.08 g, 23.72 g) Obv: Helmeted head of Minerva right, four pellets above. Rev: ROMA, prow right, four pellets below.

Originally defined as Crawford 56/4, this type of Triens have been assigned to subgroup 85 & 86A. This is a Q or H triens, that is missing the Q or H. Andrew McCabe gives the subgroup the number F1 which has the following characteristics:

"Mint: Apulia. Second Punic war. Related to RRC 85 H, and RRC 86 anchor and Q. Obverses are in high relief. The general style, for examples Janus, or Hercules’ truncation, or the regular reverse prow, is like RRC 86 anchor and Q. Reverses of Sextans and Quadrans have either regular, or Luceria style, prows with a club in an elevated fighting platform. On regular reverses, the top and central keel lines join half way across prow. Flans are thin and broad akin to late issues of Luceria. All denominations As through Sextans are known."

"The regular reverse prow is tall (height/width) with a fighting platform and deck structure elevated more than usual, and there is always a line extending either side of the deck structure. The keel-lines are also distinctive, with the middle of the three lines always converging with the top line half way across the prow... These specific design features – especially the middle keel line converging with the upper line half way across the prow – are identical with and typical of the RRC 86A Q series from Apulia58... The obverses of all denominations are in high relief, and show high quality engraving."

"So a close geographic and timing link between the Anchor Q, H, L, L-T, CA and P coins can be posited. These coins are certainly a second Punic war issue from Apulia. It remains open for discussion which city minted these group F1 coins, presumably alongside the RRC 85 and RRC 86 issues."

This is one out of six specimens: "F1 Triens: 6 coins, mean 9.4 grams, heaviest 10.5 grams".

All quotes are from the work of Andrew McCabe.

Link to thread at Forvm Ancient Coins: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=90604.0

On this topic at Andrew McCabe's homepage: http://andrewmccabe.ancients.info/RRC056.html

I would strongly recommend anyone who wants to learn more about Roman Republican coins to give Andrew McCabe's homepage a visit.


1 commentsPaddy
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06 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1081111 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1081 (C2). BMC 269. RSC 393.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow
Acquired from Beast Coins, April 2007.


The reverse represents 'Concordia Militum', harmony of the troops. Domitian quite possibly was plotting against Titus after Vespasian's death by appealing to the troops with a double donative. This coin might provide numismatic evidence of such. Suetonius states: " On the death of his father he hesitated for some time whether to offer a double largess to the soldiers, and he never had any compunction about saying that he had been left a partner in the imperial power, but that the will had been tampered with."

A nice coin with average wear and an interesting history behind it.


Vespasian70
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 10737 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate head right
Rev:– ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing left with corn ears & cornucopia, right foot on prow of galley
References:– RIC 107, RSC 37
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 13617 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P VII COS II P P, Fortuna standing front, head right, holding a cornucopiae and rudder: prow left
Minted in Rome, A.D. 199 - 200
References:– VM 108/1, RIC 136 (Common), RSC 452
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 50119 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– ANNONAE AVGG, Annona, standing left, right foot on prow, holding corn ears and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 - 202
References:– RIC 501 (Common), RSC 21
maridvnvm
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 57757 viewsObv:– IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:– SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Reverse Legend –
Minted in Rome
References:– RIC 577
maridvnvm
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066 - Caracalla Tetradrachm - Berytus - Prieur 129323 viewsObv:- ΑΥΤ ΚAI AN-ΤΩΝΙΝΟC CΕ, Laureate head right with slight drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟCΤΟ ∆, Eagle standing facing, head left, wings open, wreath in beak, prow right between legs
Minted in Berytus (modern day Beirut, Lebanon). A.D. 215-217 (Prieur)
Reference:- Prieur 1293 (67 examples cited)

A nice stern portrait of Caracalla.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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0673 Hadrian AS Roma 125-28 AD Galley right.25 viewsReference
RIC 673; C. 446; spink 3682; BMCRE 446

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. COS III SC below
Galley with arched cabin in stern and rowers, right; prow slanting mast with small sail.

9.48 gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
I was told by a friend galley left referring underway to Rome and right underway from Rome
okidoki
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074. Theodosius II, 402-450AD. AV Solidus.487 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. Choice FDC.
15 commentsLordBest
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0759 THRACE, Coela Hadrian, Prow left14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 759; Mouchmov 5558 corr.; Varbanov 2885 corr.

Obv. IMP CAESAR T[ ]ADRIANVS[ ]
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. AEL MVNICIPI COELANO
Prow to left

4.98 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Reverse legend is partially retrograde
okidoki
1140_P_Hadrian_RPC.jpg
0759A THRACE, Coela Hadrian, Prow left20 viewsReference.
RPC III 759A

Obv. IMP CAESARI TRAI-AN [HADRIANΟS]
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. AEL MVNICIPI COILANO
Prow to left with two rowers

4.46 gr
16 mm
12h
okidoki
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087 - Gordian III, AE29, Odessos29 viewsObv:– ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC, AVT K M below, Confronted draped busts of Gordian & Serapis
Rev:– ODECCEITWN, Emperor in military attire, standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, inverted spear in left, right foot resting on prow; E in left field
Minted in Odessos.
References:- Varbanov (Engl.) 4493. AMNG 2362

29.02mm x 27.74mm. 13.44gms.

Pick writes: This type possibly refers to a visit of the emperor to Odessos.

Many thanks to Pekka K and Jochen for the attribution information.
maridvnvm
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090 Vespasian37 views"Looks like Vespasian, first issue of 71 with full name VESPASIANVS:

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III, bust laureate r. resting on globe and with aegis on shoulder

FIDES EXERCITVVM, S C in ex. , clasped hands before legionary eagle on prow.

The obverse die is A23 in Colin Kraay's unpublished Oxford dissertation, the rev. die P75. Kraay didn't know this die combination, but it is recorded by RIC 70 from a single specimen in the Termopolio Hoard from Pompeii, published in 1997.

These are rare types: only one other obv. die of the issue shows this combination of aegis and globe for the bust, and this is the only rev. die of the FIDES EXERCITVVM type used in the issue, though a second such die was used later in the year with Vespasian's name abbreviated VESPASIAN (no -VS).

To see what your dies looked like before the corrosion, see RIC pl. 18, 117 and pl. 16, 71 for the obv. and rev. respectively! These are the same two dies on well preserved specimens in other die combinations."

thanks for the help Curtislclay !

New pic
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???100 views091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???
avers:- Head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin, behind, three pellets.
revers: - Prow right, and before, three pellets.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 91 B.C., ref: SRCV-1194,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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096-098 AD - NERVA AE dupondius - struck 96 AD62 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP CIS II PP (radiate head right)
rev:CONCORDIA EXERCITVM / S.C. (two hands clasped hads holding legionary eagle resting on prow)
ref:RIC55, C.26(2fr.)
11.11gms
The type of this reverse alludes to the concurrence and union of the forces, both on land and at sea, during the reign of this good prince.
berserker
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE as - struck 103-111 AD49 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 492, C.470(3frcs)
11.63gms, 26mm
berserker
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #1179 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: (IMP C )POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,20g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), RSC-20a (Postumus),
Q-001
quadrans
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2119 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//S, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: IMP C POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 372 (Postumus), RSC-20a (Postumus),
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans
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1 Constans18 viewsConstans
23mm 6.08g
D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left on prow of galley holding phoenix and labarum, Victory at helm, star in right field. Mintmark ALEΔ.
Alexandria
RIC VIII 53
Randygeki(h2)
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1017 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 34 Octastyle temple and Prow16 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 1017; Rec 38; Rec. Gén. 41.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. KΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; figure in the pediment, below stairs forepart prow.

22.76 gr
34 mm
h
okidoki
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1020 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 26 Octastyle temple39 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 1020; SNG Von Aulock 289; BMC 25

Obv : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB
Radiate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.

Rev : KOI-NON BEIΘYNIAC
octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; star in the pediment; below, prow right

12.50 gr
26 mm
2 commentsokidoki
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1020var. BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 26 Octastyle temple10 viewsReference.
RPC III 1020var (no drapery); SNG von Aulock 289.

Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СЄΒ.
Radiate head right.

Rev: ΚΟΙ - ΝΟΝ / ΒЄΙΘΥΝΙΑС.
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; star in the pediment; below, prow right.

10.82 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple50 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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115 - Aureolus, rebel under Postumus - RIC Postumus 37217 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CONCORD EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder, S in exergue
Minted in Mediolanum (Milan). A.D. 268
Reference– RIC Postumus 372. Cohen.20 -. Cunetio-. E.616. AGK.6 a
maridvnvm
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1163 - D. Junius L.F. Silanus, As113 viewsAs minted in Rome, 91 BC
No legend, Head of Janus
D SILANVS L F, Prow of galley right
12.08 gr
Ref : RCV # 738

The following comment from : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/historia/historia.htm

"Decimus Junius Silanus was the son of M. Junius Silanus, who commanded the army that was defeated by the Germanic Cimbri in Transalpine Gaul.

Decimus was the stepfather of Marcus Brutus, the murderer of Caesar, having married his mother Servilia. He was elected consul in 63 for the following year ; and in consequence of his being consul designatus, he was first asked for his opinion by Cicero in the debate in the senate on the punishment of the Catilinarian conspirators. He was consul 62, with L. Licinius Morena, along with whom he proposed the Lex Licinia Julia".
Potator II
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120 Honorius, AD 393–423159 viewsGold solidus, 21.2mm, 4.43g, FDC
Struck c. 408-420 at Constantinople
D N HONORI—VS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI—A AVCC Γ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, right foot on ship's prow, holding scepter in right hand, Victory on globe in left. Star in left field, CON OB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
RIC X, 201; Cohen 3; DO 778v (off B)
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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122a Constantinoplis. AE follis 2.8gm18 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINOPOLIS laur. helm. and mantled bust of Constantinople l., holding scepter
rev: Victory std. l. holding shield and scepter, foot on prow to l.
ex: SMANI
"city commemorative struck in honer of Constantinople. alluding to a recent navel battle over the Licinii, with Victory adv. from conquest."
hill132
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122b Constantinoplis. AE follis 2.5gm16 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINOPLIS laur. helm. and mantled bust of Constantinople l. holding scepter
rev: Victory std. l. holding shield and scepter, foot on prow to l.
ex: TR.P
"City commerative struck in honor of Constantinople, alluding to the recent navel battle over the Licinii with Victory adv. from a conquest"
hill132
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13012 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Galley left, small victory on prow
Camulodunum mint
QC
RIC 130
mauseus
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130 Theodosius II, AD 402-45098 viewsGold solidus, 20.8mm, 4.48g, FDC
Struck AD 408-419 at Constantinople
D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear and shield decorated with horseman / CONCORDI-A AVCC Θ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding sceptre and Victory on globe, star left, CONOB in exergue
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC X, 202
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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137-161 AD - Antoninus Pius - RIC III 969 var - TR POT XX COS IIII S C67 viewsEmperor: Antoninus Pius (r. 137-161 AD)
Date: 156-157 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Dupondis

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
Emperor Antoninus Pius Father of the Country Second Imperatorial Acclamation
Bust left; radiate

Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII S C
Tribune Twentieth Term Consul Fourth Term; Minted by Senatorial Decree
Annona standing right, foot on prow, holding rudder on globe and modius.

Rome mint
Strack, Antoninus Pius 1128; var. RIC III 969
11.63g; 24.6mm; 15°
Pep
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13839 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-61 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III"
Laureate bust right
Rev "ANNONA AVG SC"
Annona standing right holding corn ears, prow to right
Rome mint
RIC 597a
1 commentsmauseus
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138 Constantinopolis, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Commemorative, RIC VII 144, Siscia, -/-//BSIS, Victory standing on prow,70 views138 Constantinopolis, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Commemorative, RIC VII 144, Siscia, -/-//BSIS, Victory standing on prow,
avers:- CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, Helmeted and mantled bust of Constantinopolis left, holding sceptre.
revers:- Without legends, Victory standing on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield.
exerg: -/-//BSIS, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 2,84g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 330-333 A.D., ref: RIC VII 224B, p-453, C3, Sear-3890,
Q-001
quadrans
138_Constantinopolis_Roma_RIC_VII_371_AE-3-4_CONSTANTI_NOPOLIS_-_RstarE_p-341,_Sear_16466,_335-6-AD_R2,_Q-001_0h_15,5-17,5mm_2,03g-s.jpg
138 Constantinopolis, (336-337 A.D.), Roma, RIC VII 371, AE-4, Commemorative, -/-//R*E, Victory standing on prow, R2 !, #1102 views138 Constantinopolis, (336-337 A.D.), Roma, RIC VII 371, AE-4, Commemorative, -/-//R*E, Victory standing on prow, R2 !, #1
avers:- CONSTANTI NOPOLIS, Helmeted and mantled bust of Constantinopolis left, holding sceptre.
revers:- Without legends, Victory standing on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield.
exerg: -/-//R*E, size: 15,5-17,5mm, weight: 2,03g, axes: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 335-336 A.D., ref: RIC VII 371, p-341, R2 !, Sear 16466,
Q-001
quadrans
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 157-158 AD45 viewsobv: ANTONINVS.AVG.PIVS.PP.IMP.II (laureate head right)
rev: TR.POT.XXI.COS.IIII / S.C. (Annona standing left with corn ears over modius & rudder on prow)
ref: RIC III 981, C.-
22.13gms, 31mm, brass
berserker
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1425 - Cnaeus Pompey Jr, Denarius105 viewsDenarius minted in Corduba ? in 46-45 BC
M [POBLICI LEG] PRO PR, Helmeted head of Rome right
CN MAGNVS IMP, Spain standing right, presenting palm branch to a soldier (Pompey ?) standing left on a prow of galley
3.65 gr
Ref : HCRI # 48, RCV #1384, Cohen #1
1 commentsPotator II
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143b Theodosius I. AE3 2.6gm18 viewsobv: DN THEODO_SIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: CONCOR_DIA AVGG Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head r. holding scepter and globe, prow at feet
ex: (theta)ANTB
hill132
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1477 - Sextus Pompey, As187 viewsAs struck in Sicily c.43-36 BC
Head of Janus with features of Pompey the Great, MAGN above
Prow of galley right, PIVS IMP in field
16.57 gr
Ref : HCRI # 336, RCV #1394, Cohen #16
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1505b, Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. (Antioch)69 viewsTheodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 44(b), VF, Antioch, 2.17g, 18.1mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D. Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, r. foot on prow, globe in l., scepter in r., Q and F at sides, ANTG in ex; scarce.


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

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.



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154a Theodosous II. AV solidus26 viewsobv: DN THEODOSI_VS P.F. AVG pearl dia. helm. and cuir. bust facing slightly r., holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman
rev: IMP XXXXII.COS XVII.P.P. Constantinopolis enthrone l., with l. foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and scepter, shield at side star l.
ex: COMOB
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156 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing16 viewsReference.
RIC 156d; C. 304; BMC 350

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

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

2.91 gr
18 mm
7h
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158 Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Neptune28 viewsReference.
Strack 158; RIC 158; C.309

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate head right

Rev. COS III.
Neptune standing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and acrostolium.

3.3 gr
18 mm
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Arles 37437 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Arles. Wreath in left field, PCONST in exe.
Reference:– RIC Arles 374 (R2).
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Constantinople 7930 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Constantinople. CONSIA. in exe.
Reference:– RIC Constantinople 79
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 24130 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (PLG in exe). A.D. 330
Reference:– RIC VII Lugdunum 241 (R1). Bastien 202 (36 examples cited)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 24621 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum. dot PLG in exe.
Reference:– RIC Lugdunum 246 (R2).
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 25634 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum. dot in Crescent PLG in exe. A.D. 330 - 333
Reference:– RIC Lugdunum 256 (R1). Bastien Vol. XIII 222.
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 25620 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum. dot in Crescent PLG in exe. A.D. 330 - 333
Reference:– RIC Lugdunum 256 (R1). Bastien Vol. XIII 222.
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 256 16 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (dot in Crescent PLG). A.D. 330 - 333
Reference(s) – Bastien XIII 222 (44). RIC VII Lugdunum 256 (R1)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Lugdunum 26622 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum. *SLG in exe. A.D. 334-335
Reference:– RIC Lugdunum 266 (R3). Bastien Vol. XIII 260 (11 examples cited)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Thessalonica 18846 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Thessalonica. SMTSE in exe. A.D. 330 - 333
Reference:– RIC Thessalonica 188
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Trier 53011 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (TRS•).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 530
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Alexandria 64 16 viewsAE3
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALB).
Reference:– RIC VII Alexandria 64 (R1)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Arles 351 15 viewsAE3
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Arles (//SCONST*).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 351 (R4)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Arles 352 (R4)21 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Arles (* | _ /PCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 352 (R4)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Arles 369 (R2)18 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Arles (Triple palm branch angled left | _ /PCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 369 (R2)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Arles 369 (R3)17 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Arles (Triple palm branch angled left | _ /SCONST).
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 369 (R3)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Cyzicus 92 (R4)24 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Cyzicus (SMKE).
Reference:– RIC VII Cyzicus 92 (R4)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Lugdunum 241 (R3)15 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (//SLG). A.D. 330
Reference:– Bastien 205 (11 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 241 (R3)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)32 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (•PLC). A.D. 332
Reference:– Bastien XIII 233 (59 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)22 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (•PLC). A.D. 332
Reference:– Bastien XIII 233 (59 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 246 (R2)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Lugdunum 266 (R3)16 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Lugdunum (*SLG). A.D. 334-335
Reference:– Bastien 260 (11 examples cited). RIC VII Lugdunum 266 (R3)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Rome 355 (S)18 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Rome (//R Wreath E).
Reference:– RIC VII Rome 355 (S)
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Trier 53026 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (TRP•).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 530
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Trier 54827 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (//TRS*).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 548
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Trier 54818 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (TRP*).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 548
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Trier 54814 viewsAE3
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev: None, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Trier (TRP*).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 548 (C3)

2.75 gms. 17.92 mm. 0 degrees.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 or 192 AD33 viewsobv: L AEL AVREL COM-M AVG P FEL (laureate head right)
rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVG (Hercules standing right, his foot is placed on the prow of a vessel, resting club on treetrunk right and holding thunderbolt; clasping hands with Africa, who wears elephantskin on head, in her left hand holding sistrum, at her feet lion)
ref: RIC III 259a (R), RSC 643 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
2.86gms, 18mm
Rare

This coin legend and type is regarded to the African fleet of corn transports. The elephant's head, the sistrum, and the lion are attributes peculiar to Egypt and to Africa proper, which were the granaries of Rome. But Commodus having sent his ships for freights of corn is on this coin represented paying worship to Hercules, and he himself plants his foot on the prow of one of the vessels, as if showing care for his new colony.
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1789. Louis XVI Medal. French Revolution, The First Mayor of Paris.115 viewsObv. Draped bust right LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCAIS
Rev. Personification of Paris facing holding rudder and sceptre surmounted by liberty cap, leaning on colum decorated with fasces, ships prow to left, various emblems of trade and wealth on right ESTABLISSEMENT DE LA MAIRIE DE PARIS J SILVAIN BAILLY PREMIER MAIRE ELU L 15 JULLIET 1789

Commemorates the cration of Jean Silvain Bailly as the first mayor of Paris. Bailly was later guillotined during The Terror.
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1794 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth, Hampshire.84 viewsObverse: EARL HOWE & THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. "Youthful" bust of Earl Howe, wearing tricorn hat and with hair in long pigtail tied with a ribbon, facing left.
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: “PAYABLE AT LONDON LIVERPOOL OR BRISTOL •.
Diameter: 29mm.
Dalton & Hamer: 13

During the 18th and 19th centuries Emsworth was a busy little port, known for shipbuilding, boat building and rope making. Grain from the area was ground into flour by tidal mills at Emsworth and the flour was then transported by ship to places like London and Portsmouth. Timber from the area was also exported from Emsworth in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This token was probably issued by John Stride, a grocer and tea dealer with a business in Emsworth, and the dies were likely engraved by Thomas Wyon. The token was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his mint in Birmingham.
These 18th century tokens are often generically referred to as “Conder” tokens, the name originating from James Conder, a linen draper from Tavern Street in Ipswich. Conder was an ardent collector of tokens and the author of the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by that of Atkins in 1892.

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, Knight of the Garter and Admiral of the Fleet was born on 8th March, 1726. He was a British naval officer notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars. He died on the 5th of August, 1799.

The Glorious First of June, 1794 was the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Britain and the French during the French Revolutionary Wars. The British, under Admiral Lord Howe, attempted to prevent the passage of a vital grain convoy from the United States, which was protected by the French fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse. The two forces clashed in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 nautical miles west of the French island of Ushant, on the first of June 1794. During the battle both fleets were so severely damaged that both Howe and Villaret were compelled to return to their home ports. Both sides claimed victory and the outcome of the battle was seized upon by the press of both nations as a demonstration of the prowess and bravery of their respective navies.
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1795 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth or Portsmouth, Hampshire.51 viewsObverse: EARL HOWE & THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. "Elderly" bust of Earl Howe, wearing tricorn hat and with hair tied with a ribbon at back, facing left.
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: “PAYABLE IN LONDON” the remainder engrailed.
Diameter: 29mm.
Dalton & Hamer: 23b

This token was probably issued by John Stride, a grocer and tea dealer with a business in Emsworth, and the dies were likely engraved by Thomas Wyon. The token was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his mint in Birmingham.
These 18th century tokens are often generically referred to as “Conder” tokens, the name originating from James Conder, a linen draper from Tavern Street in Ipswich. Conder was an ardent collector of tokens and the author of the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by that of Atkins in 1892.

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, Knight of the Garter and Admiral of the Fleet was born on 8th March, 1726. He was a British naval officer notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars. He died on the 5th of August, 1799.

The Glorious First of June, 1794 was the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Britain and the French during the French Revolutionary Wars. The British, under Admiral Lord Howe, attempted to prevent the passage of a vital grain convoy from the United States, which was protected by the French fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse. The two forces clashed in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 nautical miles west of the French island of Ushant, on the first of June 1794. During the battle, Howe defied naval convention by ordering his fleet to turn towards the French and for each of his vessels to rake and engage their immediate opponent. This unexpected order was not understood by all of his captains, and as a result his attack, though successful, was more piecemeal than he intended. In the course of the battle the two fleets were so severely damaged that both Howe and Villaret were compelled to return to their home ports.
Both sides claimed victory and the outcome of the battle was seized upon by the press of both countries as a demonstration of the prowess and bravery of their respective navies. France because, despite losing seven of his ships, Villaret had successfully bought enough time for the grain convoy to reach safety unimpeded by Howe's fleet and Britain because, since the French were forced to withdraw their battle-fleet to port, they were left free to conduct a campaign of blockade for the remainder of the war.
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18-12 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)35 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Denario Forrado 19 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: " IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG" Leyenda en sentido anti-horario - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS – VIII" – Proa de galera hacia la derecha, gran estrella de ocho rayos largos y ocho cortos, arriba.
Este reverso es copia originalmente de la emisión triunviral de Marco Antonio acuñada en el 41/40 A.C. en conmemoración de su reconciliación con Ahenobarbus.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 77-78 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #108 Pag.26 – RIC2 #941 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2290 Pag.435 - BMCRE Vol.2 #210 - Cohen Vol.1 #136 Pag.377/8 - DVM #24/3 Pag.101 - CBN #187 - RSC Vol. II #136 Pag.42
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1933 viewsTurd; c.169-158 BC
AE as
Obv Janiform head
Rev "TVRD ROMA"
Prow right
Rome mint
Crawford 193/1
mauseus
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193b14 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD
AR denarius
Obv "L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X"
Laureate bust right
Rev "ANNONAE AVGG"
Annona standing left, foot on prow
Rome mint
RIC 107
mauseus
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193c12 viewsJulia Domna
AR denarius
Obv "IVLIA AVGVSTA"
Draped bust right
Rev "SAECVLI FELICITAS"
Isis seated right on prow, infant Harpocrates in arms
Rome mint
RIC 577
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196/1 AE As29 viewsAnonymous [Star]. Æ As. Rome Mint. c 169-158 BC. (32 mm, 17.95 g, 4 h) Rev: Laureate head of Janus; above, I. Obv: Prow of galley right; above, star; before, I; below, ROMA.
BMCRR 461; Syd 264; Crawford 196/1

Reddish-brown patina with some black spots. Nearly very fine.
A duplicate from the RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins. Purchased privately from Frank Kovacs in 1988

Ex: Triskles
Paddy
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1ac1 Pompey the Great28 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Crassus in 60 BC. Murdered in Egypt, 48 BC.

Denarius, minted by son Sextus Pompey

42-40 BC

Head of Pompey the Great right between jug and lituus
Neptune right foot on prow, flanked by the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, with their parents on their shoulders

Struck by Sextus Pompey after his victory over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although Sextus Pompey was the supreme naval commander, Octavian had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating Octavian. He was, however, defeated by Marcus Agrippa at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of Mark Antony in 35 B.C.

SRCV I 1392, RSC I Pompey the Great 17, Sydenham 1344, Crawford 511/3a, BM Sicily 93

Plutarch said of Pompey: In Pompey, there were many [causes] that helped to make him the object of [the Roman people's] love; his temperance, his skill and exercise in war, his eloquence of speech, integrity of mind, and affability in conversation and address; insomuch that no man ever asked a favour with less offence, or conferred one with a better grace. When he gave, it was without assumption; when he received, it was with dignity and honour.
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1bd1 Sextus Pompey Battles Octavian8 viewsPompey the Great

As, minted by son Sextus Pompey
43-36 BC

Janiform head with features of Pompey the Great, MAGN above.
Prow of galley, PIVS above, IMP below.

This engraver had at best a dim notion of what the great man looked like! Pompey was a member of the first triumvirate, 59-53 BC.
Struck by Sextus Pompey after his victory over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although Sextus Pompey was the supreme naval commander, Octavian had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating Octavian. He was, however, defeated by Marcus Agrippa at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of Mark Antony in 35 B.C.

Sydenham 1044a
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Pompey the Great / Sextus Pompey
37/6 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.72 g, 2h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana.

Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis behind, lituus before / Neptune standing left, holding aplustre and resting foot on prow, between the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, who carry their parents on their shoulders.

Cr 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Near VF, toned, scratches.

Ex CNG
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2) The Pompeians: Sextus Pompey18 viewsSextus Pompey
Æ As
Sicilian Mint, 43-36 BC.

MAGN above laureate janiform head with features of Pompey the Great / PIVS above, IMP below, prow of galley right.

RPC 671, Pompeia 20, Cr479/1, Syd 1044a.
RM0041
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2. Anonymous. 206-195 BC. Æ As (33mm, 26.72 gm)163 viewsAnonymous. 206-195 BC. Æ As (33mm, 26.72 gm). Laureate head of Janus; I above / Prow of galley right; meta above, I before. Crawford 124/3; Sydenham 260; BMCRR -. Near VF, brown patina.

Ex Goodman Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 45, 18 March 1998), lot 1306.

Ex Cng sale 100 lot 110. 71/75

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200/2. Pinaria - as (155 BC)12 viewsAE As (Rome, 155 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Janus; I above.
R/ Prow right; NAT above; I before; ROMA below.
26.59g; 33mm
Crawford 200/2 (13 specimens in Paris)

* Pinarius Natta:

This moneyer came from the old patrician gens Pinaria (Cicero, De Divinatione, ii. 21). Despite its ancestry, this gens produced very few noteworthy members, although some of them are recorded until the empire.

The cognomen Natta is old; the first known Pinarius to bear it was Lucius Pinarius Natta, Magister Equitum in 363, and Praetor in 349 BC. Then, nobody else of that name is recorded until our moneyer, and his probable brother (RRC 208, 150 BC), who are both completely unknown apart from their coins. Finally, the last Natta of the Republic was a Pontifex in 56, brother-in-law to Clodius Pulcher, the famous Tribune (Cicero, Pro Domo, 118). It seems that the Nattae had lost their political influence early, but retained some religious duties until the end of the Republic, as Cicero says that they learnt "their sacred ceremonies from Hercules himself" (Pro Domo, 134).

The Pinarii indeed claimed to descend from a mythical Pinarius, who had welcomed Hercules with a banquet when he came to Latium (Livy, i. 7). This myth was so deeply stuck in the Roman mythology that it was still used by Caracalla on an unique aureus (leu 93, lot 68).
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200/3. Pinaria - semis (155 BC)8 viewsAE Semis (Rome, 155 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind.
R/ Prow right; NAT above; S before; (ROMA below).
12.48g; 27mm
Crawford 200/3 (7 specimens in Paris)
- Numismatik Naumann 57, lot 500.
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2000 - Octavian & Agrippa, AE Dupondius 80 viewsArausio mint (Orange), 30-29 BC (Colonia Firma Julia Secundanorum Arausio)
IMP DIVI F (IMPerator DIVI Filii), bare heads of Augustus (right) and Agrippa (left), back to back
Prow of galley right, ram's head (?) enclosed in a medaillion above
17.61 gr - 28 mm.
Ref : RPC # 533
Ex. CNG e-auction #181/28, from the Patrick Villemur collection

Following comment taken from http://www.asdenimes.com/ :

Un très bel exemplaire du dupondius d'Orange. Têtes adossées d'Agrippa (à gauche) et Octave (à droite). Très beaux reliefs.
L’as (ou dupondius) d’Orange est très rare et nombre d'exemplaires connus (quelques dizaines) sont souvent de médiocre conservation. Le dupondius d'Orange préfigure le dupondius de Nîmes frappé à partir de 28/27 av. J.-C. et qui reprendra l’avers quasiment à l’identique (y compris les légendes), avec les profils d’Octave devenu Auguste et d’Agrippa. Le revers sera interprété de façon parodique sur l’as de Nîmes, puisque la galère sera remplacée par le crocodile qui garde à peu près la forme générale du vaisseau et dont l’oeil prophylactique (pas visible sur cet exemplaire : voir les as de Vienne page suivante) deviendra l’oeil du crocodile. On y ajoutera la palme pour former le mat et quelques autres accessoires tout aussi symboliques.
La tête de bélier représentée dans le médaillon du revers serait l’emblème des vétérans de la légio II Gallica qui a fondé la colonie d’Arausio vers 35 av. J.-C.
On distingue 2 types de dupondius d'Orange : ceux dont les portraits occupent la plus grande partie de l'avers et ceux qui montrent des têtes plutôt petites.
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202. Caracalla100 viewsIn Roman mythology, Victoria was the goddess of victory. She is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Nike Nike INC , and was associated with Bellona. She was adopted by the Sabine agricultural goddess Vacuna.

Caracalla Denarius. 211 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Victory advancing right on prow with wreath & palm. RSC 188.
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2126 IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum Hadrian, Dionysus standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2126; Schultz Magnesia 96; SNG Copenhagen 864; Prowe III 957

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Dionysus standing l., holding cantharus in r. hand, l. resting on thyrsus; at his feet, l., panther

4.84 gr
19 mm
12h
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217-215 BC Roman Republic AE Semi uncia 19 viewsThe semuncia (Latin half-ounce) was an ancient Roman bronze coin valued at one-twenty-fourth of an as produced during the Roman Republic. It was made during the beginning of Roman cast bronze coinage as the lowest valued denomination. The most common obverse types were a bust of Mercury or an acorn (occasionally marked with Σ), and the most common reverse types were a prow or a caduceus. It was issued until ca. 210 BC, at about the time the same time as the denarius was introduced.

Cr. 38/7
217-215 BC
Obverse: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus
Reverse: ROMA above prow right

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22047 Theodosius II /Concordia15 viewsTheodosius II /Concordia
Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly r., holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with cross.
Rev: CONCORDI-A AVGG
Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head r., foot on prow, holding sceptre and Victory on globe; SMK_ in Exergue
Mint: Cyzicus 17.1mm 2.5g
RIC X 96. Scarce.
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221-179 BC Philip V32 viewsDemetrios Poliorcetes

Obverse:Head of Poseidon with a wreath of seaweed
Reverse:B-A;Prow of galley right,dolphin and Φ below

14.42mm 2.77gm

SNG Alpha Bank 1084;SNG Cop 1247
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239835 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
NEPTVNO REDVCI
Neptune standing left, prow at feet
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 2
Cunetio 2398
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249/3. Maenia - quadrans (133 BC)13 viewsAE Quadrans (Rome, 132 BC)
O/ Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin; 3 pellets behind.
R/ P MAE ANT M F above prow right; 3 pellets before; ROMA below.
4.65g, 19mm
Crawford 249/3 (28 specimens in Paris)
- Ex-Thersites Collection (bought on 18 April 1986)
- Roma Numismatics, e-sale 33, lot 336.

* Publius Maenius M.f. Antiaticus:

Antiaticus belonged to the plebeian gens Maenia, but his relatives are not known. Other Maenii are recorded in the 2nd century, such as Titus, Gaius, and Quintus Maenius, Praetors respectively in 186, 180, and 170, or Publius Maenius, moneyer in 194-190. However, Antiaticus mentioned on his coins that he was the son of Marcus, who is not known, and none of the aforementioned Maenii shared his cognomen.

Antiaticus must have therefore belonged to another branch of the gens, which descended from Gaius Maenius, Consul in 338, Dictator in 320 and 314, who defeated the Volsci by taking their city of Antium in 338, thus putting an end to the Second Latin War and also the conquest of Latium. The cognomen Antiaticus comes from this victory, for which Gaius Maenius was also rewarded by a statue on the Forum, possibly at the top of a column (Cicero, Pro Sestio, 58; Livy, VIII, 13).

The life of Antiaticus is still very obscure, and it seems he did not hold other office. He is only known through his coins.

Eckel read ME at the end of this legend and conjectured that it might have been the first letters of an agnomen Megellus or Medulinus (V, p. 240-1), but it seems very unlikely that a moneyer could have received an agnomen so early in his career. Perhaps Eckhel could not see good examples of this type; in any case, the legend on this coin clearly reads as MF, for "Marcus filius".
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268-270 AD - Claudius Gothicus - RIC V 018 - ANNONA AVG33 viewsEmperor: Claudius Gothicus (r. 268-270 AD)
Date: 268-270 AD
Condition: aFine
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Imperator Caesar Claudius Emperor
Bust right; radiate and cuirassed

Reverse: ANNONA AVG
The Emperor provides wheat.
Annona standing left, foot on prow, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae.

Rome mint
RIC V Claudius Gothicus 18; VM 5
2.52g; 21.6mm; 0°
Pep
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301 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Asia standing36 viewsReference.
RIC 301g;

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head left.

Rev: ASIA.
Asia standing left, right foot on prow, holding hook and rudder.

3.13 gr
17 mm
6h
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30o. Constantinopoli commemorative: Cyzicus.34 viewsAE3, 330 - 335, Cyzicus mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI / Helmeted bust of Constantinople, facing left, and holding a sceptre.
Reverse: Victory standing on prow of galley, holding sceptre and leaning on shield.
Mint mark: . SMKΔ
2.35 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #108; LRBC # 1250; Sear #16478.
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311a. Aureolus7 viewsAureolus. Romano-Gallic Usurper, AD 267-268. Antoninianus (19mm, 2.17 g, 7h). Struck in the name of Postumus. Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 2nd officina. 3rd emission, mid AD 268. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus right / Concordia standing left, holding patera and rudder; prow of galley to left; S. RIC V (Postumus) 373; Mairat 215-21; AGK (Postumus) 6b; RSC (Postumus) 19. Near VF, dark brown patina.

Aureolus was an extraordinarily capable general who served under Valerian and Gallienus. Around AD 258, Gallienus stationed a new cavalry unit at Mediolanum that was to serve as a quick reaction force against any new invasions along the frontier of the central empire. Aureolus was given command of this unit. In AD 260-261 his forces defeated the armies of the usurpers Ingenuus and Macrianus, and recovered the province of Raetia. Following these victories, Gallienus and Aureolus led a Roman army against the breakaway Gallic provinces under Postumus. Gallienus was forced to leave the field after being injured in battle, and left the campaign in the hands of Aureolus. Aureolus ended the campaign shortly thereafter, and while the reason is uncertain, the historical record suggests it was due to either his incompetence or else treachery (he had come to a secret agreement with Postumus). While the former seems unlikely, given Aureolus’ record, the latter is possible, as there are indications that he had been preparing for a revolt as early as AD 262. Regardless, at some point in AD 267, Aureolus revolted and established his base at Mediolanum, where Gallienus besieged him in AD 268. The details of the revolt are unclear, but it appears that Aureolus first appealed to Postumus for aid, and, failing to gain the Gallic Emperor’s support, declared himself emperor. About the same time, Gallienus was murdered, and was succeeded by Claudius II Gothicus, who continued to beseige Mediolanum. Soon, though, it appeared that an agreement was reached, and Aureolus emerged from the city to meet Claudius. Any such concord, however, was simply a ruse, as Aureolus was taken into custody and executed.
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330-333 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 - Victory on Prow Reverse25 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-333 AD
Condition: Fair/aFine
Size: AE3

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

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

RIC VII Thessalonica 188; VM 1
2.08g; 18.7mm; 0°
Pep
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330-337 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230 - Victory on Prow Reverse30 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-337 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

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

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

RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230; VM 3
1.44g; 16.0mm; 330°
Pep
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334-335 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Siscia 241 - Victory on Prow Reverse27 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 334-335 AD
Condition: Fine/Fair
Size: AE3

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

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

RIC VII Siscia 241; VM 1
2.12g; 17.9mm; 150°
Pep
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337-347 AD - Constantinoplois Issue - RIC VIII Antioch 038 - Victory on Prow Reverse34 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 337-347 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureate and crested helmet, necklace and ornamental mantle over left shoulder, sceptre

Reverse: no legend
Victory standing left, right foot on prow, holding transverse sceptre in right hand and resting left on shield.
Exergue: SMANI (Antioch mint, tenth officina)

RIC VIII Antioch 38; VM 3
1.82g; 15.4mm; 150°
Pep
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35o. Constaninopolis commemorative: Antioch.24 viewsAE3/4, 335 - 337, Antioch mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis, facing left.
Reverse: Victory standing on prow of ship, olding sceptre, leaning on shield.
Mint mark: SMANI
1.49 gm., 15 mm.
RIC #114; LRBC #1369; Sear #16478
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3828 PHOENICIA, Tripolis Hadrian AE 25 117 AD Astarte standing.27 viewsReference,
RPC III, 3828; Rouvier 1694; BMC 45

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on shoulder

Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ ΗΚΥ (HKY Date Issue Year 428=117 AD)
Turreted Astarte standing with foot on prow, r., holding long stylis, raising dress with l. hand

11.74 gr
25mm
12h

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Auctiones eAuction 47, Lot 85 2016
CNG 247, Lot: 252. 2011
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3933 JUDAEA, Tiberias Claudiopolis Hadrian 118-19 AD Tyche24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3933; Kindler 11; Rosenberger 13; SNG ANS 1114; BMc 31

Issue Year 101

Obv: AVT TPA ADRIANΩ KAIC CEB.
Laureate head right, slight drapery.

Rev: TIBEP KLAVΔ; / L - AP.
Tyche-Astarte standing l. with bust and spear; foot on prow; in field, L AP

10.00 gr
22 mm
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47920 viewsSextus Pompey c.45 BC
AE As
Obv "MAGN"
Janiform bust with the features of Pompey the Great
Rev "PIVS IMP"
Prow right
Spanish mint
Crawford 479
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5) Octavian Fouree Denarius20 viewsOctavian
AR fouree denarius.

Octavian in quadriga right, IMP CAESAR in ex. / Victory right on prow, holding wreath.

RSC 115, RIC 264
RM0036
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5. Tiber, the river god62 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (24.8g, 32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI - VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Rev.: River god the Tiber reclining left, resting right hand on prow and holding reed in left.

Struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in 147.
The Tiber plays a crucial role in ancient Roman legends: While sailing on the Tiber, Aeneas found the place where Rome should eventualy be built: A white sow with thirty piglets on the river bank; Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus, was thrown into the river to be drowned, and fell into the arms of the River god himself who married her; Romulus and Remus were saved by the Tiber who safely left the twins in a pool where they were rescued by a wolf.
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512. Procopius151 viewsProcopius (326 - May 27, 366), was a Roman usurper against Valentinian I, and member of the Constantinian dynasty.

According to Ammianus Marcellinus, Procopius was a native of Cilicia. On his mother's side, Procopius was cousin of Emperor Julian.

Procopius took part in the emperor Julian's campaign against the Persian Empire in 363. He was entrusted of leading 30,000 men towards Armenia, joining King Arsaces, and later return to Julian camp. At the time of Julian's death, there were rumors that he had intended Procopius to be his successor, but when Jovian was elected emperor by the Roman army, Procopius went into hiding to preserve his life. The ancient historians differ on the exact details of Procopius' life in hiding, but agree that he returned to public knowledge at Chalcedon before the house of the senator Strategius suffering from starvation and ignorant of current affairs.

By that time, Jovianus was dead, and Valentinian I shared the purple with his brother Valens. Procopius immediately moved to declare himself emperor. He bribed two legions that were resting at Constantinople to support his efforts, and took control of the imperial city. Shortly after this he proclaimed himself Emperor on September 28, 365, and quickly took control of the provinces of Thrace, and later Bithynia.

Valens was left with the task of dealing with this rebel, and over the next months struggled with both cities and units that wavered in their allegiance. Eventually their armies met at the Battle of Thyatira, and Procopius' forces were defeated. He fled the battlefield, but was betrayed to Valens by two of his remaining followers. Valens had all three executed May 27, 366.


Procopius - Usurper in the east, 365-6 , AE-3, Nicomedia mint


2.90g

Obv: Bust of Procopius, beared left "DN PROCOPIVS PF AVG"

Rev: Procopius standing head right, foot resting on a prow and leaning on a shield. "REPARATIO FEL TEMP" "SMNG" in the exergue.

RIC 10
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5273 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Zeus Prow before24 viewsReference.
Emmett 903.5; Dattari 1504; RPC III, 5273

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent
Rev. L E = year 5
Draped bust of Zeus, right, with taenia prow before.

13.21 gr
25 mm
12h
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549 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Annona standing55 viewsReference.
RIC 549; C 184; Strack 513; Banti 102; BMC 1125

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. PONT MAX - TR POT COS II in ex. ANNONA AVG in field, S - C
Annona standing r., holding cornucopiae in front of her, modius and corn-ears and high prow of ship.

20.56 gr
31.2 mm
6h

Note.
In ancient Rome, the Romans used the term Cura Annonae ("care for the grain supply"), in honour of their goddess Annona and the grain dole was distributed from the Temple of Ceres.
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560 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 118 AD Annona standing47 viewsReference.
RIC 560b

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS DES III in field S C in Ex Annona Avg
Annona, draped, standing right, holding cornucopiae in left hand and resting right hand on hip; modius, corn-ears, and prow front.

11.61 gr
27 mm
6h
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5701 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Pan left holding pedum/lagobalon17 viewsReference.
Emmett 1196.11; Milne 1238; Köln 972; RPC III, 5701

Issue L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. no legend.
Laureate head right.

Rev. LI-A (Year 11)
Pan, advancing left holding pedum/lagobalon

2.03 gr
14 mm

Note.
There are two sub-varieties: Pan with pedum (e.g. BMC 700-701, 2879) and Pan of Mendes with club and pedum (BMC 702, 2878).

Half man and half goat, a spritely horned Pan holds one of his usual attributes in his upraised right hand – a throwing stick or lagobolon used for hunting rabbits, one of the god’s favorite animals. In his left hand he carries a small bag, perhaps to secure the quarry. Pan is known for his prowess in hunting smaller rather than larger game, the pursuit of which was presided over by Artemis as ultimate goddess of the hunt.
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5701 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Pan of Mendes with club and pedum 13 viewsReference.
Emmett 1196.11; RPC III, 5701; (BMC 702, 2878 Club ); Köln 973

Issue L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. no legend.
Laureate head right.

Rev. LI-A (Year 11)
Pan of Mendes with club and pedum

2.1 gr
15 mm
12h

Note.
There are two sub-varieties: Pan with pedum (e.g. BMC 700-701, 2879) and Pan of Mendes with club and pedum (BMC 702, 2878).

Half man and half goat, a spritely horned Pan holds one of his usual attributes in his upraised right hand – a throwing stick or lagobolon used for hunting rabbits, one of the god’s favorite animals. In his left hand he carries a small bag, perhaps to secure the quarry. Pan is known for his prowess in hunting smaller rather than larger game, the pursuit of which was presided over by Artemis as ultimate goddess of the hunt.
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632 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right38 viewsReference.
Strack 605; RIC 632; Banti 170 (same die) ; C. 308; BMC 1286

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

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

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

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

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

24.75 gr
33 mm
6h
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650 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Hadrian Neptune standing right25 viewsReference.
RIC 650; Banti 553

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

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

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

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

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

27.03 gr
35 mm
6h
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AE as - struck 71 AD47 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S.C. (Victory with wreath on prow right)
ref: RIC II-503, C.632
mint: Rome
8.36gms, 24mm

The legend "Victoria Navalis" probably commemorate Vespasian' pursuit of the Jews at Tarichæa on rafts, and the same circumstance doubtless explains why Titus brought a large number of ships with him when he entered Rome in triumph.
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AE as - struck 76 AD63 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN COS VIII (laureate head left)
rev: VICTORIA AVGVST / S.C. (Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath & palm)
ref: RIC II 584v, C.605(2fr.)
mint: Rome
10.89gms, 27mm

Vespasian and Titus naval victory was considered of such importance that it was commemorated at a later period. (In RIC only right head)
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator10 viewsSeleucid Empire, Seleukos IV Philopator, AE serrate unit, 187-175 BC
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right in ivy wreath, monogram behind
Reverse: BASILEWS - SELEY[KOY] above and below prow of galley left, monogram in upper field
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left40 viewsReference rare var.
RIC 706; Strack 841; C. 699-701; Banti --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. FELICITATI AVG P P COS III S-C in field
Galley left with steersman and six rowers; curved stern above hortator, two sigma at stern (no vexillum on prow)

23.41 gr
31 mm
12h
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left57 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 85-86 AD50 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XI.CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI (Victory standing left, holding palm, inscibing shield set on trophy of german arms), in centre field, S – C
ref: RIC II 305 (C), C.642 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
11.16gms, 26mm
(Although RIC describes this coin as common, I think it's scarce)

Domitian was eager to display his military prowess, just as his father and brother had succeeded in Judaea, he wanted to be known as conqueror of the Germans. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory.
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 96 AD29 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P [XV] (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XXII [COS XVII] CENS PPP (Minerva standing right on prow right with javelin and sheild, owl at foot)
ref: RIC II 191 (C), C.293
mint: Rome
3.76gms, 19mm
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 96 AD142 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP (Minerva standing right on prow right with javelin and sheild, owl at foot)
ref: RIC II 191, C.293 (2frcs)
2.89gms, 18mm
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A. Caecilius27 viewsÆ As . A. Caecilius. 169-158 BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Janus;
Rev: Prow of galley right; A. CAE above.

Crawford 174/1; Sydenham 355; BMCRR 811.
Tanit
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A. Terentius Varro - AE as6 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
(VAL)
I
ROMA
Crawford 185/1; Sydenham 364
27,4g
ex Savoca
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A121B-10 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla41 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "SMALB" en exergo.

Acuñada 333 - 335 D.C.
Ceca: Alejandría (Off.2da.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Alexandria) #64 Pag.712 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.m. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
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A121B-12 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla51 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLI" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R4

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Heraclea) #115 Pag.557 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.h. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
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A121B-14 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla43 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "SMTSΔ" en exergo.

Acuñada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #188 Pag.524 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.g. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
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A121B-18 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla45 viewsAE4 Fracción = 1/2 ó 1/3 Centenional? 16 x 14 mm 1.1 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "[?]CONST" en exergo, "Chi Rho" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 336 D.C.
Ceca: Constantina/Arles
Rareza: R4

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Arles) #401 Pag.712 - Cohen Vol.VII #22 Pag.326 - DVM #3 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8311.a. Pag.175 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
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A121B-20 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla50 viewsAE4 Fracción = 1/2 ó 1/3 Centenional? 14 mm 1.2 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando Corona de laureles en mano derecha y Palma en izquierda. "R * ε" en exergo.

Acuñada 336/7 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: R3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Roma) #397 Pag.345 - Cohen Vol.VII #12 Pag.324 - DVM #3 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8311.c. Pag.175 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
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aa Ionia, Smyrna. Pseudo-autonomous AE15. Prow/Shrimp47 viewsTime of Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD.
Obv: Bust of Serapis right.
Rev: Prow of ship right; shrimp below.
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AE As Janus35 viewsRoman Republican. Sex. Atilius Saranus. As, ca 155.
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus, above mark of value I.
Rev.: Prow right; above SAR, before I. Below, ROMA.

B. Atilia 3. Syd 378. Cr. 199/2.
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AE As, L. Sempronius Pitio38 viewsL. Sempronius Pitio, Æ as, (24.54g) 148 BC, Head of Janus, PI TIO above, either side of large I. / Prow right, L SEMP above, I before, ROMA below. Cr216/2a.Molinari
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AE As, Papirius Turdus39 viewsÆ as, 169-158 BC, Laureate head of Janus, I above / Prow right, TVRD monogm above, I before, ROMA below. Syd.366, C193/1, BMC796(?)Molinari
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Aes Grave Sextans Circa 269-266 BC37 viewsThe sextans was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic valued at one-sixth of an as (2 unciae). The most common design for the sextans was the bust of Mercury and two pellets (indicating two unciae) on the obverse and the prow of a galley on the reverse. Earlier types depicted a scallop shell, a caduceus, or other symbols on the obverse.

ROME. Circa 269-266 BC. Æ Aes Grave Sextans (31mm, 20.40 g). Exterior of cockle shell; two pellets / Interior of cockle shell. Thurlow-Vecchi 20; Crawford 21/5; Haeberlin pl. 28, 3-8. Fine, rough green patina.

Ex-CNG 125, lot 166, 88/100

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Agrippa RIC I, Gaius 58627 viewsAgrippa, died 12 BC, friend and son-in-law of Augustus
AE - As, 10.84g, 22.5mm
Rome, undated
obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III
head l., with corona rostrata
rev. Neptune standing l., cloaked, r. holding small dolphin,
l. vertical trident
S C l. and r.
RIC I, Gaius 58; C.3; BMCR (Tiberius)161
about VF, black patina

CORONA ROSTRATA (or CORONA NAVALIS), a crown decorated with prows, dedicated to Agrippa due to the victory over Sextus Pompeius in the naval battle of Naulochos 36 BC.
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Agrippa- Anepigraphic79 viewsAgrippa – 63- 12 BC, Military commander and friend of Augustus

Obverse:

Head left wearing a rostral crown.

M.(Marcus) AGRIPPA L.F. (Lucius Filius = son of Lucius) COS. III (Consul for the third time.)

M:Marcus
L.F: Lucius Filius = son of Lucius
COS. III: Consul for the third time

Agrippa he wears a crown on his head which is decorated by prows of (war)ships, a so-called 'rostral crown' probably given to him to honour him as a fleetcommander during the battle of Actium, the decisiove battle in which Octavian defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Reverse:

S—C, Senatus Consulto

The reverse is 'anepigraphic' without text, apart from S.C. (Senatus Consulto = by approval of the Senate) Neptune holds a trident and has a dolphin on his outstretched hand. Neptune too is a reference to the sea and Agrippa's nautical carreer.

Domination: AS, Copper, 29 mm

Mint: Rome. This AS of Agrippa is struck under Caligula.

AGRIPPA
63 - 12 BC
Roman General
Agrippa was the companion of Octavian by the time Caesar was murdered in 44 BC. Agrippa was Octavian's most brilliant military commander. He defeated Pompeius in two naval battles and was responsible for for Octavian's victory over Mark Antony. When Octavian became emperor under the name Augustus Agrippa was second only to the emperor in authority. He suppressed rebellions, founded colonies and built an extensive road-network throughout the Roman empire.
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Ahenobarbus Denarius104 viewsAR Denarius:
Condition: toned F
Ref: Crawford 519/2, Sydenham 1177, RSC I Domitia 21
Adriatic or Ionian mint.
weight 3.546g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 270o, 41 - 40 B.C
OBV: AHENOBAR, bare head of Ahenobarbus right
REV: CN DOMITIVS IMP, trophy on prow right

Ex Forum RS48320. Recycled photo.
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Aiolis, Kyme, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 11498 viewsAeolis/Asia Minor, Kyme, pseudo-autonomous, time of Gallienus
AE 21, 4.2g
struck under magistrate Ermeias, AD 253-268
obv. IERA.CVN. - .KLHTOC
Youthful bust of Senate, draped, r.
rev. AIL.ER - M[E]
River-god Xanthos, bearded, wreathed, nude to hips, leaning l., resting l. arm on
vase from which water flows, holding in r. hand long waterplant.
KVMA / I in l. field
in ex. [Y]ANTQO[C] (Y meaning Greek XI)
SNG von Aulock 1648; Franke KZR 204; SLG Prowe III, 724; BMC 13, 114

This river-god played an important role in the Troyan War under the name Skamandros (today Küzük Menderes). For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological important coins'!
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Akarnania, Leukas, 87 BC, AR Didrachm45 viewsCult statue of the goddess Aphrodite Aeneias with stag standing right, holding aplustre, bird on standard behind; all within a laurel wreath.
ΛΕΥΚΑΔΙΩΝ ΦΙΛΑΝΔΡΟΣ (Leukadion Philandros) above prow of galley right.

de Callataÿ Didrachms of Leukas 195-212 dies O31/R2; BCD Akarnania 313-314; BMC 180, 101-103; Postolokas, Lambros 67, 688 var.

(23 mm, 7.90 g, 11h)
Forestier & Lambert.

Based on the study of de Callataÿ, Didrachms of Leukas, this coin was struck in the summer and autumn of 87 BC as a contribution to Sulla’s campaign against Mithrades Eupator. De Callataÿ connected it with the encampment of Sulla’s troops at Leukas that year and argued that the coinage is a pseudo-civic Greek coinage issued by and for for the Romans. This is reflected in the reverse iconography where the galley prow is distinctively Roman, identifieable as such by the wolf head on the prow, above the ram, a decorative element unknown on Greek vessels.

This coin was struck when the Hellenistic age was in advanced decline, succumbing to the expansionary drive of Rome. The coins of this issue were often struck from relatively crude dies in an advanced state of wear. Yet they retain a charm and aesthetic that in some sense seems to speak of the last gasps of a dying Hellenistic age. The obverse image is thought to depict the cult statue of Aphrodite Aeneias, whose sanctuary was situated near the town of Leukas, overlooking the shipping canal that separated the island from the mainland.
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Alexander I Balas - AR Tetradrachm11 viewsTyre
148-147 BC
Diademed and draped bust right
Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, EΞP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 1835.4c; HGC 9, 883; DCA 122; Newell (1936) 70.
ex Savoca
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Alexander II Zebinas 128 - 123 B.C.13 viewsAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, 128 - 123 B.C. Antioch mint. Ae 15.8~16.1mm. 3.58g. Obv: Prow of galley right, the two pilei of Dioscuri surmounted by stars above. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right and left of tripod lebes, two palm branches and urn in the lebes, A and quiver/club to left, Π to right. Hoover 1176; BMC 31. SNG Spaer 2347, CSE 308ddwau
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Alexander II Zebinas 128-123 BC10 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas serrated-edge Ae16 -18. Weight 5.37g. 128-123 BC, Antioch mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, winged Tyche standing left on prow, wearing modius on head, holding rudder & cornucopia, SNGCop 373ddwau
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Alexander II Zebinas 128-123 BC17 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas serrated-edge Ae16 -18. Weight 5.37g. 128-123 BC, Antioch mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, winged Tyche standing left on prow, wearing modius on head, holding rudder & cornucopia, SNGCop 373ddwau
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Allectus quinarius, galley (virtvs) reverse, C mint22 viewsIMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG / - - / QC
Galley sailing left, figure at prow
C mint

Burnett: 219
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Anchialos Septimius Severus T. Statilius Barbarus (196-8 AD)97 viewsSeptimius Severus

AE 28 12.28g

Anchialus

T. Statilius Barbarus (196-98 AD)

Ob: AY K Λ CEΠ | CEYHPOC ΠE
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right

Rx: HΓ CTA BAP | BAPOY AΓXIAΛEΩ[N
Tyche standing left with right foot on prow, holding rudder and cornucopiae

AMNG II 460; Varbanov (E) II 188; Mionnet -; BMC-

Attractive green patina.

Ex collection Art Noot
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Ancient imitative, Saturn/Prow39 viewsRoman Republican, 1st Century B.C., Ancient Imitative. Bronze semis, cf. Crawford 339/2 (official, Rome mint), VF, porous dark patina, 3.598g, 16.7mm, 0o, obverse head of Saturn right; reverse , prow right. An unofficial imitative of a late anonymous issue. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod II Archelaos (4 BCE-6 CE) Æ Half Prutah, Jerusalem (Meshorer 72c; Hendin 1197; RPC I 4916)9 viewsObv: HPW; prow of galley facing left, circle of dots
Rev: EΘN within wreath, circle of dots
Quant.Geek
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Annona434 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– ANNONAE AVGG, Annona, standing left, right foot on prow, holding heads of grain (called corn ears in the UK) and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 - 202
References:– RIC 501 (Common), RSC 21

Annona was the Goddess of the circling year and its harvest produce; Matron of commerce and the market place.
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ANNONA AVGG, RIC V 18 Rome21 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 18, VF, Rome mint, 2.132g, 20.6mm, 180o, obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, holding stalks of grain and cornucopia, right foot on prow; uneven strike, tough guy portrait. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Anonymous19 viewsAnonymous. After 211 BC. Æ Triens (22mm, 7.34 g, 2h). Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above / Prow of galley right; four pellets below. Crawford 56/4; Sydenham 143b. VF, dark green patina, minor porosity.

Ex A.K. Collection (Triton XII, 6 January 2009), lot 463 (part of).

Ex-CNG 219 lot 391 60/100

The triens (plural trientes) was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic valued at one-third of an as (4 unciae). The most common design for the triens was the bust of Minerva and four pellets (indicating four unciae) on the obverse and the prow of a galley on the reverse. It was not a common denomination and was last struck c. 89 BC.


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Anonymous26 viewsAnonymous. After 211 BC. Æ Semis (23mm, 9.69 g, 7h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind / Prow of galley right; S above. Crawford 56/3; Sydenham 143a. VF, green patina, minor roughness.

Ex-CNG 219 lot 390 62/100

The semis (literally meaning half) was a small Roman bronze coin that was valued at half an as. During the Roman Republic, the semis was distinguished by an 'S' (indicating semis) or 6 dots (indicating a theoretical weight of 6 unciae). Some of the coins featured a bust of Saturn on the obverse, and the prow of a ship on the reverse.

Initially a cast coin, like the rest of Roman Republican bronzes, it began to be struck from shortly before the Second Punic War (218-204 BC). The coin was issued infrequently during the Roman Empire, and ceased to be issued by the time of Hadrian (117-138 AD).
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ANONYMOUS30 viewsAE semis . Spanish mint. After 211 BC. 7,83 grs. Laureate head of Saturn right. S behind / Prow of galley right. S above. ROMA in exergue.
Crawford 56/3.

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Anonymous - As ("serrated" edge) - Crawford 56/29 viewsObv: Laureate head of Janus, I above
Rev: Prow right, I above, ROMA below
Size: 30 mm
Weight: 26,30 g
Mint: Rome
Date: after 211 BC
Ref: Crawford 56/2, Sydenham 143
Note: probably manually "serrated" in antiquity for unknown reason (to make a gaming token?)
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Anonymous AE Quadrans13 viewsOBV: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind.
REV: Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets below.
Date: 91 BC
3.01g
Syd 679c, Cr339/4a-b

The Roman Republic Anonymous Quadrans.
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Anonymous AE Quadrans23 viewsAnonymous. 169-158 BC. Æ Quadrans, 28mm. Obv: Head of Hercules right. Rev: Prow right, ROMA below.Molinari
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Anonymous AE Semis69 viewsAnonymous AE Semis. Circa 211 BC. Laureate Bust of Saturn right, S behind / Prow right, S above. Cr56/3; Syd143. 8.79g, 23mm.
Very Good.

Ex Roma Numismatics
Philoromaos
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Anonymous AE Semis circa 91 BC26 viewsRoman Republic Anonymous AE Semis circa 91 BC, 6.19g, 23mm

OBV: Head of Saturn right.

REV: Prow of a galley right "S" before, "ROMA" in exergue

REF: RCV 901

Ex: Aegean Numismatics +photo
Gil-galad
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Anonymous AE Semis circa 91 BC37 viewsRoman Republic Anonymous AE Semis circa 91 BC, 6.19g, 23mm

Obverse: Head of Saturn right.

Reverse: Prow of a galley right "S" before, "ROMA" in exergue

Reference: RCV 901

EX: Aegean Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Anonymous Aes Grave As188 viewsAnonymous. Circa 225-217 BC. Æ Aes Grave As (63mm, 266.40 g, 12h). Libral standard. Rome mint. Head of bearded Janus; – (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk / Prow of galley right; | (mark of value) above; all on a raised disk. Crawford 35/1; Thurlow & Vecchi 51; Haeberlin pl. 10, 1-16, 4; HN Italy 337; Sydenham 71; Kestner 111-5; BMCRR Rome (Aes Grave) 1-16.

Ex. CNG eAuction 163, lot 211 (2007)
Ex. Triton XVI, lot 753 (2013)
Ex. CNG Coin Shop (2013)
8 commentsMolinari
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Anonymous As, Janus/Ship brow34 viewsL. Cornelius Cinna. 169-158 BC. Æ As. Rome mint. Laureate head of Janus; / Prow of galley right; CINA above. Crawford 178/1; Sydenham 368; BMCRR 804.

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Anonymous Æ 17mm Quartuncia of Semilibral Standard; Head of helmeted Roma/ prow8 viewsAnonymous Æ 17mm Quartuncia of Semilibral Standard. ca 234-215 BC. Head of Roma or Bellona right in crested attic helmet / ROMA above prow of galley right. Crawford 38/8, Sydenham 88.Podiceps
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Anonymous Æ Post-reform Bronze As. Janus / Prow with I above36 viewsAnonymous. After 211 B.C. Post-reform Bronze As. Janus / Prow with I above. Crawford 56/2; Syd 143.Podiceps
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Anonymous Æ Semuncia; Mercury/ Prow13 viewsAnonymous. 217-215 B.C. Æ Semuncia. Head of Mercury right wearing petasos / Prow of galley right; ROMA above. Crawford 38/7; Sydenham 87.Podiceps
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Anonymous Æ Sextans; Mercury/ Prow10 viewsAnonymous Æ Sextans of Semi-libral standard. ca 217-215 BC. Head of Mercury right wearing winged petasos; •• above / Prow of galley right; ROMA above, •• below. Cr 38/5; Syd 85; BMCRR 59.Podiceps
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Anonymous Æ Sextans; Mercury/ Prow, ear of grain above, KA to right18 viewsRoman Republic sextans, Mercury / Prow
anonymous sextans, Sicily mint, 211-208 BC. Size/Weight: 20 mm, 6.1g. Obverse: head of Mercury right, two globes above. Reverse: prow, ROMA below, ear of grain above, KA to right. RRC 69/6a. ex areich, photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Anonymous Copper105 viewsObv: Head of Mercury facing right, wearing a winged petasus, two pellets above.

Rev: Prow of galley right, ROMA above, winged thunderbolt right, two pellets below.

Copper Sextans, Rome mint, c. 206 - 194 B.C.

6.5 grams, 20.9 mm, 45°

Crawford 119/7, Sydenham 248d, S1241
2 commentsSPQR Matt
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Anonymous PAE As 169-158 B.C. Crawford 176/1, Sydenham 358, BMCRR 63538 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above, I / PAE monogram above, ROMA in exergue, prow of galley right; before, I before. Rome mint.
Maximum Diameter: 33.0 mm
Weight: 34.11 g

A duplicate from the RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins. Ex SCMB (April 1989), 162
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Anonymous Quadrans, Head of Hercules r./ Prow9 viewsAnonymous, Æ quadrans, c. 91 BC, Rome Mint, Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind. / Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets below. Crawford 339/4a, Sydenham 679c.Podiceps
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ANONYMOUS REPUBLICAN BARBAROUS SEMIS, HISPANIA 23 viewsafter 211 BC
AE 16 mm, 2.11 g
O: Laureate head of Saturn right, inverted S behind.
R: Prow of galley right, S above, ROMA in exergue
laney
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ANONYMOUS REPUBLICAN SEMIS, HISPANIA 21 viewsafter 211 BC
AE 20 mm, 3.78 g
O: Laureate head of Saturn right, S behind.
R: Prow of galley right, S above, ROMA in exergue
laney
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Anonymous Roman Republic33 viewsAE Semis 21mm, 8.6g, anonymous, after 211 BC.
Obv.: Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind.
Rev.: Prow of galley right; S above, ROMA below.
Reference: ACIP 2659; Burgos R44.
Notes: sold to JWT, 9/7/2015
John Anthony
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ANONYMOUS ROMAN REPUBLIC Æ Uncia14 viewsObv.: Helmeted head of Roma left, pellet behind
Rev.: Galley prow right, ROMA above, pellet below
Rome mint, 217-215 BC
25mm, 8.8g, 3h
Reference: Crawford 38/6, Sydenham 86 , BMC 88
Ex JAZ Numismatics
Legatus
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Anonymous Semis; Saturn, S behind / Prow with S above15 viewsSemis. Head of Saturn, S behind / prow of galley, S above. Syd 143a, Crawford 56/3.Podiceps
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Anonymous Triens, Minerva / Minerva with 4 globes above, CA below5 viewsRoman Republic triens, Minerva / Prow
anonymous triens, Canusium mint, 209-208 BC
Size/Weight: 22 mm, 4.4 g. Obverse: Minerva with 4 globes above, CA below. Reverse: prow, ROMA above, 4 globes below, CA to right. RRC 100/3. ex areich, photo credit areich

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Anonymous Æ Semuncia53 views
Anonymous Æ Semuncia. Rome, 217-215 BC. Bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos / Prow of galley right; ROMA above.


Much better in hand and not easy to photograph for me, but I'm happy with the coin :)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Anonymous Æ Triens Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage Ex RBW49 viewsAnonymous Æ Triens, 211-208 B.C. 5.38g, 24mm.
O: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
R: Prow right
Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy) of Oiniadai.
O: Zeus
R: Head of river-god Acheloüs, trident above.
- Crawford 95a From the RBW Collection

This triens comes from the CA series thought to have been struck in Canusium, modern-day Canosa, Italy. You can't see the CA on this example but the style is entirely consistent with the CA series and the CA tridents which apparently always come overstruck on bronzes of Acarnania and Oeniadae. So, why would a series struck in Southeast Italy have so many known overstrikes on undertypes from far away across the Adriatic?

The answer is that Marcus Valerius Laevinus had earlier driven the Macedonians from this region and this issue from Canusium represents booty captured during this fighting and brought back with the fleet when M. Valerius landed in Southern Italy circa 210-209 B.C.. The trientes are all overstruck likely because many of the captured coins were close enough to the necessary weight and the rest of the denominations were probably largely struck on flans whose bronze came from melting down and recasting of the captured booty, with a small number being overstruck on earlier coins that were the correct size. Since this issue contains no precious metal coinage, it is likely that if any precious metal was captured it was either sent back to Rome or used by one of the other Roman field mints operating in Apulia.
1 commentsNemonater
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Anonymous, 211-206 BC9 viewsAnonymous, 211-206 BC, bronze as (struck), 32mm, 40.64g
Obverse: Laureate head of bearded Janus, 'I' above
Reverse: Prow of galley r., 'I' above, ROMA in ex.
Reference: Syd 143, SME 627, Cr 56/2
Grading: VF / F , sporadic rev. pitting, mostly even tan surfaces
Comment: Rather attractive massive early type. Ex - London Ancient Coins, Ltd.
Aquired Rudnik Numismatics, May 2019.
Ancient Aussie
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Anonymous, 217-215 BC8 viewsAE Quartuncia, 15.2mm, 2.56g.
Obv.: Head of Saturn right.
Rev.: ROMA - Prow, right .
Reference: Crawford 38/8.
Notes: Ex - RBW, Ex - Hendin, sold Aleg 1/24/16
John Anthony
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Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1105 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans
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Anonymous, Aes Grave Triens6 viewsAnonymous. Circa 225-217 BC. Æ Aes Grave Triens (44mm, 87.30 g, 12h). Libral standard. Rome mint. Helmeted head of Minerva or Mars left; •••• (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk / Prow of galley right; •••• (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk. Crawford 35/3a; ICC 78; HN Italy 339. Near VF, green patina, some roughness.ecoli
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Anonymous, As, Rome, 157/156 BC Janus I Galley I Roma After 211 BC.50 viewsReference.
BMC 217; Crawford 56/2.; Sydenham 143

Obv:
Laureate and bearded head of Janus above, I.

Rev: Prow of galley right; above, I. below, ROMA

29.87 gr
33 mm
2 commentsokidoki
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Anonymous, Æ as; Janus, I above/ Prow r., I before13 viewsAnonymous, Æ as, c. 157-6 BC, Laureate head of Janus, I above. / Prow right, nothing above, I before, ROMA below. Crawford 197-8B/1b.Podiceps
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ANONYMOUS.63 viewsAE semis . Spanish mint. After 211 BC. 7,83 grs. Laureate head of Saturn right. S behind / Prow of galley right. S above. ROMA in exergue.
Villaronga AIIN 29 (1982)
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Anonymous. After 211 BC. Æ Triens20 viewsHelmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
Prow of galley right; four pellets below. Crawford 56/4; Sydenham 143b and 231b

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Anonymous. Circa 215-212 BC. Æ Uncia11 viewsAnonymous (post-semilibral), Uncia,Roma, 215-212 BC, AE,

Reference.
Crawford 41/10; Sydenham 108.

Post Semi-Libral standard. Rome mint.

Obv. no legend

Helmeted head of Roma right ; behind, • (mark of value)

Rev. ROMA
Prow of galley right; • (mark of value) below.

5.71 gr
20 mm

Note. Andrew McCabe
They are always overstruck on captured Sicilian or Carthaginian coin, which explains the mashed up areas eg behind the head.
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Anonymous. Æ Semuncia9 viewsAnonymous. Æ Semuncia

RRC: 38/7
27-215 b.c.
5,67 gr

Av: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus.
Rv: [R]OMA above, prow of galley right.

EX Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., Auction 96, 14 - 15 February 2017, Lot 1922; as ex Numismatic Fine Arts/Bank Leu, 16-18 May 1984), 924 (part)
Norbert
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Anonymous; Imitative; Saturn/ Prow, SC above7 viewsI am by no means sure about the identification, but this appears similar to some Spanish? imitatives of Late Roman Republic Semis, c. 100 B.C. - 50 A.D.
The use of SC may suggest a muddling of late Republican types with those of Augustus or a later Emperor. Laureate head of Saturn right; reverse SC above, Prow right, ROMA below.
-Those who know better, please, leave a comment
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Anonymus AE As, ( 208 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-33, Crawford 106-4, ROMA, Prow of galley right, 88 viewsAnonymus AE As, ( 208 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-33, Crawford 106-4, ROMA, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Laureate head of Janus, I above.
revers:- Prow right, I above, ROMA in exergue.
exerg: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 32-33mm, weight: 22,62g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 208 B.C., ref: Crawford 106-4, Syd ?,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Anonymus AE As, ( ??? B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-33, Crawford ???, ROMA, Prow of galley right, 66 viewsAnonymus AE As, ( ??? B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-33, Crawford ???, ROMA, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Laureate head of Janus.
revers:- Prow right, ROMA in exergue.
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 33mm, weight: 34,82g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date: ???, ref: ???,
Q-001
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Anonymus AE Quadrans (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-18, Crawford ???, Prow of galley right,161 viewsAnonymus AE Quadrans (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-18, Crawford ???, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress, three pellets behind, (mark of value).
revers: - ROMA, Prow of galley right, three pellets (mark of value) below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 4,23g, axis: 3h,
mint: Rome, date:after 211 B.C., ref: Crawford ???, McCabe group H1 Qd.1.,(Half-weight fractions, overstrikes on Punic bronzes).
Q-001
quadrans
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Anonymus AE Sextans (217-215 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-30, Crawford 38-5, Prow of galley right,70 viewsAnonymus AE Sextans (217-215 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-30, Crawford 38-5, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; two pellets (mark of value) above.
revers: - ROMA, Prow of galley right; two pellets (mark of value) below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 22,57g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-5, Sydenham 85,
Q-001
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Anonymus AE Triens (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-20, Crawford 56-4, Prow of galley right,161 viewsAnonymus AE Triens (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-20, Crawford 56-4, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Helmeted head of Minerva right, above, four pellets (mark of value).
revers: - ROMA, Prow of galley right; four pellets (mark of value) below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 5,3g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:after 211 B.C., ref: Crawford 56-4, McCabe group H1(Half-weight fractions, overstrikes on Punic bronzes).
Q-001
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Anonymus denarius - rostrum tridens14 viewsRRC 114/1
206 - 195 b.c.
Sign 'Rostrum Tridens'
This sign is for the prow of a warship the 'tridens' being a ram to be used against an enemy ship

Bought from "Hanseatische Münzhandlung Bremen" at Numismata 2004, Berlin
Norbert
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Anonymus Quartuncia11 viewsAnonymus Quartuncia

RRC 38/8; Mc Cabe group AA?
217-215 bc
16 mm ; 2,92 gr

Av: Helmeted head of Roma r
Rv: Prow r, ROMA above


Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich | Auction 92 - Part II | 24 May 2016
Norbert
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Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes) 138-129 B.C.8 viewsAntiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. Æ 22.0~23.0mm. (11.94 g.). Antioch mint. Dated S.E. 174 (139/8 BC). Obv: Prow of galley right; caps of the Dioskouroi above, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Vertical trident ornamented with dolphins facing downward on each side; Control: monogram (ΔI) in outer left field, Symbols: Caps of Dioskouri (flanking trident); ΔO-P (date) below. SC 2064.5 var.ddwau
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Antiochus IV Epiphanes. AE16. Queen Laodice145 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochus IV Epiphanes serrated AE16. 175 - 164 B.C. Seleucia-in-Pieria mint. Veiled bust of Laodice IV r. Border of dots / BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, North African Elephant (Extinct) head left, prow of galley right. Houghton 113

The North African elephant was a possible subspecies of the African bush elephant, or possibly a separate elephant species, that existed in North Africa until becoming extinct in Ancient Roman times.
1 commentsancientone
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Antiochus VII (138-129 BC) AR Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint17 viewsObverse: His diademed and draped bust right;
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY to right and left of eagle standing left on prow; IE at upper left above Tyre monogram and club; A vC over AOP in right field. Monogram between eagle legs.
Weight 13.0 grams. Diameter 27 mm

I love the beautiful atmospheric style of these Seleukid Tetradrachms. I wish I could afford more of them!
daverino
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Antiochus VII Euergetes-Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C.14 viewsAntiochus VII, 138-129 BC, Ae 11, weight 1.23g. Obv: Prow of galley ship's ram right. Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ, Caps of Dioscouroi. SNG Israel 1973ff.

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Antoninus Pius4 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Antoninus Pius

Rome mint, 157 - 158 A.D.
Fine, obverse text partially off flan
17.0 mm / 2.991 g / 0°

Obverse: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II", laureate head right.
Reverse: "TR POT XXI COS IIII", Annona standing right with rudder and modius with corn ears, foot on prow to right.

RIC 275. RSC 1039.

MyID: 020B
TenthGen
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 4 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III - Laureate head right
ANNONA AVG, S-C - Annona standing right, holding two corn ears over modius with corn ears, and cornucopiae; prow to right.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.73g / 30.20mm / 360
References:
RIC 597a
Cohen 34
Sear 4147
Acquisition/Sale: scalabitano Ebay

The Gary R. Wilson Collection
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 4 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius right
TR POT XX COS IIII SC - Annona standing right holding modius of grain , rudder; foot on prow
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (156-157AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.80g / 29mm / 180
References:
RIC 964
C. 1017
Sear 4251
Acquisition/Sale: taterthecat Ebay
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 249 ,Coin #89)17 viewsRIC 249 (C), AR Denarius, Rome, 156-158 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
Size: 18.3mm 3.18gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 675, Coin #97)14 viewsRIC 675 (C), AE AS, Rome, 140 - 144 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG S C Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae, prow at right.
Size: 29.5mm 11.34gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 993, Coin #165)17 viewsRIC 993 (C), AE Dupondius, Rome, 158 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS ACG PIVS P P IMP II Radiate head right.
Rev: TR POT XXI COS IIII SC Annona standing left holding corn ears over modus and rudder on a prow.
Size: 26.7mm 11.58gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius - AR denarius6 viewsRome
152-153 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG P_IVS P P TR P XVI
Annona standing left, hand on modius, holding grain ears, modius situated on prow
COS__IIII
RIC III 221, RSC II 290, BMCRE IV 786

This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people.
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius - denarius RIC 23137 viewsAntoninus Pius. Silver denarius, minted in Rome, 153-154 A.D.; 3.55g; obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right; rev. COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RIC 231, RSC 291. Bartosz A
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Antoninus Pius 147-148 AD (ex forgers hoard, near Hadrian's Wall, Uk)34 viewsAntoninus Pius 147-148 AD (ex Forgers hoard, Uk).
Billion Denarius
AE, 2,4 gr, 17 mm
D/ ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right
R/ COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn ears & placing left hand on modius set upon prow of galley
RIC 163
Provenienza: ex Murray Woods collection, London ON, Canada (2012)
paolo
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Antoninus Pius Abuntantia31 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 26.4mm, 9.4g, Rome RIC 675, not listed in SEAR
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP TR P COS III, laureate head right
REV: ANNONA AVG / S C, Abundantia standing right, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae; to left, modius with corn-ears; to right, prow of ship,
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Asia 33 viewsAntoninus Pius, Sestertius, 139 AD, Rome, RIC III pg 104 579, Cohen 64 (fr.40), BMC 1184, Strack 780, Banti 41 (2 spec.)
OBV: Antoninus AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right
REV: COS II, ASIA in exergue, SC in fields, Asia towered, standing left, holding crown and anchor, prow left

VERY RARE

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Coela Prow52 viewsAntoninus Pius, Thracian Chersonesus Coela, 138 - 164, 18mm, 5.1g,
OBV: IMP CAES ANTONINVS ?, Laureate bust right
OBV: AILI MVNICIPI CVELANI, prow left, above, two ears of corn

SNG Copenhagen 872, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale 1611
Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung 63177
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 37030

RARE
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 14 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius - Annona Standing on the prow of a ship holding a rudderAdrian S
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 155AD76 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII - Laureate head right
Rev. COS IIII - Annona standing left holding corn ears and placing left hand on modius set upon prow of galley
Mint Rome

Ref. RIC III, 239, BMCRE 810 var.; RSC 292

ANTONIUS AUGUSTUS PIUS PATER PATRIAE TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XI
Antonius Augustus Pius, Father of the country, Tribune of the People for the eighteenth time
CONSUL IIII - Consul for the fourth time


-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Antoninus Pius Denarius Contemporary Imitation55 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RSC 291. Great Portrait for imitation.tiberiusjulius
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Antoninus Pius Dupondius43 viewsAE Dupondius. Obs.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, radiate head right ;
Rev.: TR POT XXI COS IIII S-C, Abundancia standing right foot on a prow holding rudder on globe & modius on her knee.
There's not RIC reference for this dupondius. Cf RIC 980, sestertius.
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Dupondius32 viewsAE Dupondius
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II ; rad. hd. r.
Rev: TR POT XX COS IIII S C ; Annona stg. r., holding rudder and cornucopiae and resting her foot on prow.
Cohen 1019
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Orichalcum sestertius15 viewsRIC 597(a)

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III - Laureate head right

Rev: ANNONA AVG - Annona standing slightly right, stalks of grain pointed downard in her right, cornucopia in left, modius at feet left, prow of galley right
BamaCS
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Antoninus Pius RIC III, 202b239 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161
AR - Denar, 3.27g, 18.0mm
Rome AD 148-149
obv. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
head laureate r.
rev. TR POT XIIII COS IIII
Tranquillitas, draped, standing frontal, head r., holding rudder and corn-ears
in exergue: TRANQ
RIC III, 202b; C.825 (without PIVS, a slip); BMC 736
scarce; EF

TRANQUILLITAS, tranquillity, an abstraction personified for the first time on coins of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. She is shown with the attributes which seem to hint at an association with the grain supply, a rudder and ears of grain, sometimes a modius or a prow, therefore related to ANNONA and SECURITAS, meaning the peaceful security of the Roman Empire.
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Antoninus Pius Roma Seated 50 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC III 892 var (no drapery), F, light scratches, Rome mint, 26.330g, 34.1mm, 180o, 151 - 152 A.D.;
OBV: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder;
REV: reverse TR POT XV COS IIII, Roma seated left, wearing helmet, left elbow resting on parazonium and shield set on prow, spear in right,
S C across fields, ROMA in ex;
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins

RARE
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius42 views157-158 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Laureate head right.
Rev.: T R POT XXI COS IIII S-C - Annona standing r., left foot on prow, holding rudder and modisu on l. knee.
RIC 980.
Minos
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius11 viewsAntoninus Pius Sestertius .
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II Laureate head r.
Rev. TR POT XXI COS IIII, im Feld S-C, Annona standing r., holding rudder in r. hand and modius knee in l.; l. foot set on prow.

RIC 980.
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius sestertius Tiber38 viewsAE Sestertius
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 CE
Diameter: 33 mm, Weight: 23.03 grams, Die axis: 5h

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III
Laureate bust to right.

Reverse: TIBERIS SC
Personification of the Tiber river reclining left, with one hand on ship’s prow, water flowing beneath.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Issued to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome.
- The reed behind Tiber on this coin has been tooled.

Ex Aegean Numismatics, 2014
Pharsalos
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, Rome, 165 - 167 AD44 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT XX COS IIII / S C
Annona standing right, foot on prow, holding rudder and modius
RIC 964, C 1017, BMC 2013
RIC also lists Laureate head right with drapery over left shoulder and Laureate, cuirassed bust right
whitetd49
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Antoninus Pius, AE Drachm, Alexandria, Poseidon, Milne 2281, Rare6 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 - 161 A.D.

Coin: AE Drachm

Obverse: AVT K T AIΛ ΑΔΡ - ANTωNINOC CEB EVC, Laureate bust facing right.
Reverse: Poseidon, standing to the right, his left foot upon the Prow of a Galley, holding a Sceptre with his right hand and a Dolphin in his left. Chlamys draped over his left thigh. LI-H across the fields.

Weight: 17.63 g, Diameter: 32.5 x 32 x 2.5 mm, Die axis: 330°, Mint: Alexandria, Year: 18 (LIH= 155-156 A.D.) Reference: Milne 2281

Rated Rare
Masis
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 579, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Asia)90 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.74g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: COS II (around) S C (in field), ASIA (in ex.) Asia, towered headdress, standing left, holding crown and anchor, prow at feet.
RIC 579 (R2); Cohen 64 (fr.40); BMCRE IV 1184; Strack 779 (listed in 6 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 41 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values II) 4150
ex CNG, eAuction 60 (2003)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
2 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 579, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Asia)11 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.43g, Ø 31mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: COS II (around) S C (across field), ASIA (ex.) Asia, towered headdress, standing left, holding crown and anchor, prow at feet.
RIC 579 (R2); Cohen 64 (fr.40); BMCRE IV 1184; Strack 779 (listed in 5 collections); Banti 41 (2 spec.); RCV 4150
ex Flavius (Lakeville, MN, 2008)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 587, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Phoenicia) 18 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,03g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: [PH]OENI[CE] around, [COS II] in ex., S | C, Phoenicia, with turreted head-dress, standing left, holding crown and short sceptre, palm tree (and prow) behind.
RIC 587 (rare); BMCRE 1193; Cohen 596; Strack 794; Banti 265 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 4202
Ex Lucernae Coins (June 2015)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 587, Sestertius of AD 139 (Crown series: Phoenicia)35 viewsÆ Sestertius (27,11g, Ø 34mm, 6h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: PHOENICE around, COS II in ex., S | C, Phoenicia, with turreted head-dress, standing left, holding diadem as crown and short sceptre, palm tree behind; prow by left foot.
RIC 587 (R); BMC 1193; Cohen 596; Strack 794; Banti 265 (3 spec.); RCV 4202
Ex ArtCoins Roma E-Auction 28, July 2015.
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 597, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Annona)73 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.84g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, wearing paludamentum.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona, standing right between modius and ship's prow, holding two corn ears and a cornucopiae.
RIC 597; BMCRE IV 1228; Cohen 34; Strack 821 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 19 (8 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4147
ex CNG,2010 (photo: CNG)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 642a, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Tiber)62 viewsorichalcum sestertius (22,9g). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
TIBERIS (around) S C (in field below), River god the Tiber, draped about waist, reclining to left, leaning with elbow on urn which pours out water, resting right hand on ship's prow and holding reed in the left.
RIC 642a, Cohen 819 (20 fr.); BMC 1313-15, Strack 863; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 414 (25 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4237; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 129:60.
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 401; Ex NAC AG, Auction 54; ex Busso-Peus Nachf sale 351 (1997).

Struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in AD 147.
The river god Tiber plays a very important role in ancient Roman legends such as Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus, who was thrown into the river to be drowned. She fell into the arms of the River god who married her; Romulus and Remus were saved by the river god Tiber who safely left the twins in a pool where they were rescued by a wolf.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 656, Dupondius of AD 140-14444 viewsÆ Dupondius (14.5g, Ø16mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS P P TR P COS III, radiate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona standing right, holding corn ears above modius and holding a cornucopiae; prow behind.
RIC 656, Cohen 36, BMCRE IV 1330, Strack 821 (3 collections: Berlin, B.M., Vienna)
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 2002)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 706a, As of AD 143-144 (Tiberis)39 viewsÆ As (11.5g, Ø28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT COS III (around), TIBERIS / S C (in ex.), Rivergod Tiberis reclinig left, elbow on rock, right had on prow and reed in left hand.
RIC 706a (S)
ex M.R. Vosper

Type issed as part of a series depicting scenes from ancient Roman legends, struck just prior to the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in AD 147.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 780, Sestertius of AD 145-147 (Roma)45 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.43g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: S C (in field), Helmeted Roma seated left, holding Victory statuette and spear, left arm resting on shield set on prow.
RIC 780; Cohen 753; BMC 1711; Strack 1006; Banti 365 (11 spec.)
ex Martí Hervera subasta 70
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 964, Sestertius of AD 156-157 (Annona)50 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.1, Ø32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 156-157.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XX COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Annona standing right, left foot on prow, holding a sceptre over a rudder and a modius on her left knee.
RIC 964; Cohen 1017
ex Lanz
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 239, 154 – 155 AD, Rome, Italy10 viewsHead of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. Annona, draped, standing left, holding two corn-ears downwards in right hand and resting left on modius set on prow, right.

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII
COS IIII
Antoninus Pius The Revered Emperor Father of the Country Tribune of the People for the 18th time.
Consul for the 4th time.
Jonathan N
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Antoninus Pius, RIC III-221 Rome34 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 152-153 A.D.
19mm, 2.70g
RIC III-221, RSCv.4-290

Obverse:
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI
Laureate head right

Reverse:
COS IIII
Annona standing left, holding corn ears and resting left hand on modius set on prow.
rubadub
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Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius14 views Struck 154 AD.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn
ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RIC III
231; BMCRE 809; RSC 291.RIC 231 Sear 4068
2.58gm
Britanikus
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Antoninus Pius. Sestertius. AE 31mm. 157-158 AD. 11 viewsAntoninus Pius AE Sestertius.

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P (IMP II), laureate head right
Rev: T R POT XXI COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding rudder on prow & corn ears over modius; S-C across fields.
Ref. RIC 981
UK Find.
Lee S
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Antonius - Legionary Coinage, Legio V Alaudae52 viewsObv. [ANT AVG] IIIVIR RPC, galley right, mast with banners at prow;
Rev. LEG V, legionary eagle between two standards;
18mm, 3,40 gr.
Patrae, military mint of Antony, 31 B.C.
References: RRC544, RSC 32, Sear 1479

Legio V Alaudae was the first legion to be raised from non-Romans. These men were transalpine Gauls, enrolled by Caesar in 52 B.C, and took to wearing lark's feathers on their helmets - hence their epithet, Alaudae, "the Larks". The Fifth was long believed to have been destroyed in, or dissolved after the Batavian Revolt of 69/70 AD, where they participated with the rest of the Rhine legions and the Treveri and Lingones in the uprising. However, epigraphic material now indicates the presence of the Fifth on the Danube in Flavian times. Records disappear again soon afterward, and it may have been lost in the Dacian Wars under Domitian.
Syltorian
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Antonius - Legionary Coinage, Unknown Legion)36 viewsObv. [ANT AVG IIIVIR RPC], galley right, masts with banners at prow.
Rev. [LEG ?], legionary eagle between standards,
16 mm; 3,13 g
Patrae, mint moving with Antony, 31 B.C.,
References: RRC544, RSC 32, Sear 1479

On this coin: the number of the legion can no longer be distinguished, though it begins with a V or the upper parts of an X. The obverse features three control punches made by bankers to test the silver.


Syltorian
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ANTONIUS PIUS Denarius RIC 249, Annona27 viewsOBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right
REV: TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona standing left with corn ears & modius set on prow
3.1g, 17mm

Minted at Rome, 155-6 AD
Legatus
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Aphrodite Aeneias 161 viewsAkarnania, Leukas, 167-100 BC, AR Didrachm
Cult statue of the goddess Aphrodite Aeneias with stag standing right, holding aplustre, bird on standard behind; all within a laurel wreath. / ΛΕΥΚΑΔΙΩΝ ΦΙΛΑΝΔΡΟΣ (Leukadion Philandros) above prow of galley right.
BCD Akarnania 313-314; BMC 180, 101-103; Postolokas, Lambros 67, 688 var.
(23 mm, 7.90 g, 11h)

This coin was issued as the Hellenistic age was in decline, succumbing to the expansionary drive of Rome. The coins of this issue were often struck from relatively crude dies in an advanced state of wear. Yet they retain a charm and aesthetic that in some sense seems to speak of the last gasps of a dying Hellenistic age. The obverse image is thought to depict the cult statue of Aphrodite Aeneias, whose sanctuary was situated near the town of Leukas, overlooking the shipping canal that separated the island from the mainland.
Lloyd T
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AR Legionary Denarius LEG VII56 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG VII, legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

The VII Claudia Pia Fidelis is one of the oldest Imperial legions, on campaign with Caesar during his conquest of Gaul and Caesar's British invasions. During the civil war against Pompey, the seventh served at Pharsalus in 48BC and later in Africa at Thapsacus. The unit later served with Octavian at the Philippi. The unit seems to have existed into the 4th century AD, where it was recorded guarding the Middle Danube.
3 commentsWill Hooton
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AR Legionary Denarius LEG XXIII49 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow,

LEG XXIII, legionary eagle between two standards.

Cohen 60.

This Legion seems to have been raised by Marc Antony and later disbanded by Octavian after the former's defeat.

Thanks to Jay for identifying and attributing the coin.
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AR Tetrobol of Euboea, Histiaea57 viewsObverse: Head of maenad, wreathed w/grapevine
Reverse: Nymph on prow of galley holding standard, AEIWN
Sear2496; 267-168 BC; 2.44gm
Boston Coin Show 2010

Interesting examples of die defects. On the reverse are a die crack and a die cud (missing piece) on the galley prow. On the obverse the frosted appearance is likely due to die rust.
1 commentsdaverino
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Arados40 viewsAE 21, Phoenicia, Arados, 130/29 BC. Obv: Bust of Tyche, turreted and wearing necklace, palm branch over shoulder. Rev: Poseidon seated on prow, holding trident and wreath, Athena Promachos as prow figurehead, Aradian era date 130 (130/29 BC) in ex. Dark brown patina with red earthen highlights, aVF. Hoover HGC 10, 78 (C).Molinari
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Arados40 viewsAE 21, Phoenicia, Arados, 132/1 B.C. Obv: Bust of Tyche, turreted and wearing necklace, palm branch over shoulder. Rev: Poseidon seated on galley of prow, holding trident and wreath, Athena as prow figurehead, Aradian era date 128 (132/1 BC) below. Dark green patina, aEF. Lindgren I, 2230. Hoover HGC 10, 78 (C).Molinari
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Arados50 viewsAE 21, Phoenicia, Arados, 176/5 BC, Obv: Tyche, Branch behind. Rev: Phoenician script, Poseidon reclining on prow, holding wreath and trident, Aradian era date 84 (176/5 BC) below, gF. Hoover HGC 10, 78 (C).1 commentsMolinari
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Arados30 viewsAE 15, Phoenicia, Arados, 130 B.C. Obv: Head of Zeus and Astarte, jugate, facing right, dotted border. Rev: Prow of galley with Athena fighting, holding sword and shield, inscription above and Aradian era date 130/29 BC below. Black patina, aEF. Lindgren I, 2231, Hoover HGC 10, 90 (C).Molinari
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Arados13 viewsAE 15, Phoenicia, Arados, ca. 2nd cent. B.C. Obv: Head of Zeus and his consort (?), jugate, facing right, dotted border. Rev: Prow of galley with Athena fighting, holding sword and shield, inscription above and below. Dark green patina with earthen highlights, about VF. Lindgren I, 2231.Molinari
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ARADOS22 viewsARADOS -- AE19, 3rd Century B.C. Obv.: Turretted head of Tyche right. Rev.: Prow left, Athena as figurehead. A bove. Phoenician writing below. Reference: BMC #97.
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ARADOS - FENICIA34 viewsAmonedación autónoma de la Ciudad

AE 16 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: Busto vestido con corona mural o torreada de Tyche (Diosa de la Ciudad), viendo a derecha. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: Monograma “AP” (Ligados por Arados) - Proa de Galera a izquierda con estatua de Atenas luchadora a izquierda portando lanza y escudo, como mascarón de proa. Gráfila de puntos.

Acuñada: 250 - 221 A.C.
Ceca: Arados - Fenicia

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.2 #5997 Pag.550 – B.M.C. Vol.26 (Phoenicia) #88 Pag.13 - SNG_0601_1110 - SNGuk_1301_0790/91
mdelvalle
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Arados AE 12.5mm, Tyche/ Prow7 viewsArados, Phoenicia 2nd Century B.C. Bronze coin, aF, green patina, Arados mint, 2.039g, 12.5mm, 270o, obverse bust of Tyche right; reverse, prow right. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Arados Phoenicia Zues and Naval Ram66 viewsBMC 123, Phoenicia, Arados AE15. 2nd Century BC. Bust of Zeus right / triple-pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician inscription below.
Arados, Phoenicia, 2nd century BC, 4g, 16mm, axis 0o
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right.
REV: Tripointed ram on prow of galley, Phoenician date above and lettering below.
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Arados, IInd - Ist C. BC.17 viewsConjoined heads of Zeus and Hera / Prow of galley
cf. Sear 6004
Ginolerhino
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Arados, Phoenicia 150 B.C.14 viewsObverse: Male head facing right
Reverse: triple pointed ship prow left, phoenician inscription below.
Dk0311USMC
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Aradus, Phoenicia. AE21. 135-112 BC.15 viewsObv: Bust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown; palm behind.
Rev: Poseidon, naked to waist, seated left on prow of galley, holding wreath in right hand and resting left on trident; as figure-head, Athena left, holding spear (or thunderbolt) and shield; date and letter in exergue.
ancientone
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Arcadius76 viewsAE 15 mm 3.7 grams, , 401-403 A.D.;
OBV :: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross
REV :: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Antioch mint?
From uncleaned lot 09/2007
Johnny
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Arcadius12 viewsArcadius AE3. DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre & Victory on globe, ANTG in ex.simmurray
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Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint9 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Pearl helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross.

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre and Victory on globe. Mintmark ANTΓ.

Reference: RIC IX Antioch 97

Ex: Kayser-i Run Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Arcadius Concordia29 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.
Bronze AE 3, RIC X 85 (Arcadius) or 87 (Honorius), aVF, Constantinople mint, weight 2.235g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.;
OBV: D N [ARCADI?] - VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, spear in right over right shoulder behind head, shield decorated with a cross on left arm;
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, long vertical scepter in right, Victory on globe in left, foot on prow, CONSA in exergue (off flan); scarce;

This reverse type combined with a facing military bust was struck by Arcadius at Constantinople in his own name and also for Honorius and Theodosius II. Since part of the obverse legend is off-flan, we cannot determine if the coin was struck by Arcadius in his own name or in the name of Honorius. Both types are scarce.
EX Forvm Ancient Coins

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Arcadius unknown CONCORDIA AVGG9 viewsArcadius Æ3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4 right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter & Victory on globe, exe not shown. Ric 97?
ecoli
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Arcadius, AD 383- 408. AE3. Antioch mint.35 viewsObv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
Helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG// ANTG
Constantinopolis entrhoned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Referencez: RIC X 97.
2,23g// 15mm.
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Arcadius, AE3, CONCORDIA AVGGG11 viewsAE3
Arcadius
Augustus: January 19, 383 - May 1, 408AD
Issued: August 9, 378 - August 25, 383AD
18.5 x 17.5mm 1.90gr 7h
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed small bust, right.
R: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter and globe; prow under right foot.
Exergue: (Palm branch), angled left, left field; ligate HN, right field; SMNA, below.
Nicomedia Mint
Rated R4
RIC IX Nicomedia 31c
ancientcoinmarket (GAC Auctions) 323130564919
3/19/18 4/04/18
Nicholas Z
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Arcadius, CONCORDIA AVGG, RIC 859 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC IX 85, VF, Constantinople mint, 2.13g, 16.7mm, 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe, CONSA in ex; scarce. ex FORVMPodiceps
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As, Sex. Pompeius Magnus2 viewsAs, Sextus Pompey Magnus

RRC: 479/1
45 bc
19,64 gr

AV:Laureate head of Janus, with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus; MAGN above
RV:Prow right; PIVS above, IMP below.

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 426, 29.04.2018
Norbert
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Serapis26 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)
3 commentsshanxi
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Herennia Etruscilla, Warrior5 viewsHerennia Etruscilla
Ionia, Samos
AE28
Obv.: ЄΡЄΝ ЄΤΡΟΥϹΚΙΛΛΑ ϹЄB, Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set upon crescent.
Rev.: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 12.41g, 28 mm
Ref.: RPC IX 682; BMC 363
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Otacilia Severa, Warrior11 viewsOtacilia Severa
Ionia, Samos
AE30
Obv: M ΩTAKIΛIA CEOVHPA CEB.
Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 10.68g, 30 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 1769; BMC 325
shanxi
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Athens New Style tetradrachm 124/3 BC4 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos in tri-form helmet
16.81g 30mm Thompson issue (new) 41
Thompson catalogue : 532
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora on
which month mark Ε control ΣΦ below
3 magistrates : KAPAIX EPGOKLE KLE
RF symbol : Prow of Ship
All within a surrounding olive wreath
cicerokid
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Athlit Bronze War Galley Ram55 viewsThe Athlit ram, found in 1980 off the coast of Israel near at Athlit Bay (just south of Haifa), is the one of a few surviving ancient war galley rams. Carbon 14 dating of timber remnants date it to between 530 BC and 270 BC. It was once fit on the prow of an ancient oared warship. This would be driven into the hull of an enemy ship in order to puncture it and thus sink, or at least disable, the ship. It is made of a single casting of bronze weighing 465kg and measures about 2.10m long. The ram is thus one of the largest bronze objects to survive from the ancient world and is currently on display in the National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel. Captured rams were once used to ornament Octavian's battle monument at Actium, Greece. Only the sockets that held them remain. The valuable bronze was melted long ago.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_ram
http://www.learningsites.com/Athlit/AthlitRam_home.php

For other recovered galley rams see:
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2013/04/rare-bronze-rams-found-at-site-of-final.html
https://www.historytoday.com/ann-natanson/roman-naval-power-raising-ram
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Augustus Silver Denarius-RIC-26429 viewsAR Denarius, 30BC-14AD
Obverse: Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath
Reverse: IMP CAESAR, Octavian in slow quadriga right
RIC 264
20mm, 3.4gm
Broken and repaired, rough surfaces.
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Aurelian, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, I 62 Third example5 viewsAurelian
Augustus, 270 – 275 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus, Silvered

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Aegis on left shoulder.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol, advancing to the left, raising his right hand in Blessing, holding the Globe with his left, trampling a bound Palmyran to the left, another bound Palmyran to the right looks back to Sol. XXI in the right field, VI in the left. A Lion, prowling to the left, in exergue.

Weight: 3.09 g, Diameter: 21.5 x 21.7 x 0.9 mm, Die axis: 180°, Mint: Rome, Reference: RIC V, I 62
Masis
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‘Constantinopolis’ AE follis Alexandria28 views‘Constantinopolis’ AE follis Alexandria AD 333-35
CONSTANTINOPOLIS; Helm. bust of Constantinople holding sceptre l.
No legend; In ex: SMALA; Victory, stg.l., foot on prow, holding spear and shield
RIC VII 64; 2.79 g; 17.3 mm VF. ex Gert Boersema
Podiceps
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Baktria - AR didrachm12 viewsuncertain mint in Oxus region
295/3-285/3 BC
head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring
monogram
owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; prow above
AΘE
Roma XIV, 331; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; SNG ANS 6; N&A 43-45
ex Roma

From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Johny SYSEL
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BCC CM1361 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Hostilian 250-251 CE
Obv:HOSTILIANO QVINTO C
Radiate, (draped or cuirassed?) bust right.
Rev:COL P R FL AV FC CAES METROP
Tyche standing to left, holding bust, staff and rudder.
Her right foot rests on a prow, she steers the ship of state.
At her feet to her left, not so visible here, is a port worker,
perhaps a god, representing the harbor of Sebastos. He gazes
up at her in adoration for her protection of the city. Large parts
of the statue that I believe formed the model for this coin were
found in the 1970's by the Joint Expedition to Caesarea
Maritima, and are now on display in the museum there.
AE 24mm. 14.1g. Axis:0
Kadman #187 var. (radiate bust), very rare.
v-drome
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BCC CM1x58 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Nero 54-68 CE
Obv:[ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΝΕΡWΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ]
Laureate, undraped bust right.
Countermark: XF (Legio Decima Fretensis) in incuse square. Probably applied between 68 and 132 CE (Hendin GBC III).
Rev: [ΣΕΒΑΣΤW ΛΙΜΕΝΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙΑ ΠΡΟΣ]
"Caesarea (the one) near the port of Augustus"
Tyche standing left, foot on prow, holding bust in right
hand, standard in left. In field date: LIΔ (year 14).
AE 23mm 10.4g. Axis 0
Hendin 3, coin 834; C/M see coin 807.
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BCC G540 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
2 commentsv-drome
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BCC J419 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω
Prow of galley, to left
Rev:EΘN, with wreath around.
15 x 13mm. 1.14gm. Axis:0
Hendin III 506
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
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BCC J429 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria,
and Idumaea.
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:[HPω]
Prow of galley, to left
Rev:EΘN, with wreath around.
13.5mm. 1.34gm. Axis:180
Hendin III 506
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
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tyche_BCC_Lt11.jpg
BCC Lt1152 viewsLead Tessera
Obv: Tyche of Caesarea, standing left,
holding bust of emperor, right foot on prow.
Figure of dock worker representing
the Port of Sebastos, to her left.
Rev: Blank
11.5x9mm. 0.61gm.
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BCC Lt3042 viewsLead Tessera
Obv: Tyche of Caesarea,
standing left, holding bust
of emperor, right foot on prow.
[Fig. of dock worker (Port of
Sebastos), to her left.]
Rev: Blank
9.0x7.0mm. 0.80gm.
cf. Hamburger #9, with staff
and/or rudder, instead of bow.
v-drome
tyche_tessera.jpg
BCC Lt442 viewsLead Token
Obv: Tyche of Caesarea standing left,
foot on prow of ship, holding bust of emperor,
and rudder, she steers the ship of state.
Rev: Seated? figure holding staff, perhaps
Serapis with Cerberus, or Zeus with eagle.
9x12.5mm 1.27gm. Axis:180
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BCC LT4a41 viewsLead Token
Obv:Tyche of Caesarea standing left,
foot on prow, holding bust of emperor and rudder.
Rev: Figure holding staff,
perhaps Serapis with Cerberus.
Truncated conical shape.
10x12mm 1.39gm. Axis:180
Possible die match to BCC LT4
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BCC rgp228 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Tiberias - Galilee
Hadrian 117-138 C.E.
OBV: ΑΥT TΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ ΚΑΙϹ ϹΕΒ
laur. head of Hadrian right.
Rev: TΙΒΕΡ ΚΛΑΥΔ Tyche std. lft.,
rt. foot on prow, holding bust in rt. hand,
standard in left. In fld. date L.AP
AE 21mm 7.64g Axis:0
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berytus_BER.jpg
BCC rgp25b33 viewsRoman Provincial
Phoenicia, Berytus, Elagabalus
Pseudo-Autonomous ca.218-222CE
Obv: CO-L Marsyas standing left
holding wine-skin
Rev:BER Prow right
AE 9.5mm 0.38gm. axis:0
poss. ref: SNG Cop 89, BMC 35
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Berytus AE12, 1st cent AD30 viewsAnonymous
Berytus, Phoenicia
AE12, 1st cent. AD
COL, Silenos holding wine skin between
BER above prow
SNG Cop 89, BMC 46
Ardatirion
Bithynia,_Kios,_cc_350-300_BC,_AR_Hemidrachm,_Laureate_head_of_Apollo_right,_MI_#923;H-TO_#931;,_Prow_of_galley_left__BMC_6,_SNGCop_370,_Q-001,_11h,_12,5-13,5mm,_2,25g-s.jpg
Bithynia, Kios, (cc. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 370, ΔΙΑΣ, Prow of galley left, #160 viewsBithynia, Kios, (cc. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 370, ΔΙΑΣ, Prow of galley left, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
reverse: MIΛH-TOΣ, Prow of galley left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 11h,
mint: Bithynia, Kios, date: cc. 350-300 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 370, BMC 6, RecGen 3.14
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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BITHYNIA, Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian. AD 117-138. 96 viewsObverse : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB Laureate head right .
Reverse : KOI-NON Octastyle temple; BEIΘYNIAC in exergue, prow of galley right. SNG von Aulock 283 var. (bare head); SNG Copenhagen 324 var. (same). Good a VF, brown patina, some roughness.
Æ (33mm, 25.11 g, 6h).

EX CNG e- 349 lot 264.
From The Sam Mansourati Collection. / NO. RI 2035
10 commentsSam
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Bithynia, Nikomedia; Astakos, nude to hips r. head l. right foot on prow; AE 1824 viewsSeverus Alexander, Bithynia, Nikomedia, AE 18; laureate bust right/ Astakos, nude to hips, standing right, head left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in left arm and pointing with left hand backwards. Astakos was one of the ktistes of Astakos, ancestor of Nikomedia. He was worshipped until Roman times.Podiceps
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bmc1183 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: [TPIΠO Λ I TωN] →AΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27mm, 13.95 gms


BMC 118
Charles M
1015.jpg
bmc12010 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩNIN[OC], Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27 mm, 10.39 gms


BMC 120
1 commentsCharles M
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bmc1242 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
26 mm, 13.70 gms


BMC 124
Charles M
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bmc1252 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TΩN →BΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
28mm, 15.17 gms


BMC 125
Charles M
1513.jpg
bmc1265 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Legend off flan →ΓΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
22 mm, 8.69 gms

BMC 126
Charles M
697c.jpg
bmc1275 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [TPIΠO] Λ I [TωN] →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
21 mm, 8.52 gms


BMC 127
Charles M
1427.jpg
bmc127_211 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TPI [ΠO Λ I TωN] →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
21 mm, 9.54 gms


BMC 127
Charles M
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bmc1759 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [COLIV] LAV GFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
31 mm, 18.92 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles M
247c.jpg
bmc175_25 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLI VL A VGFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
28 mm, 15.04 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles M
412.jpg
bmc388_111 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
28 mm, 25.01 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
67c.jpg
bmc388_28 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, indistinct countermark.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.02 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
1619.jpg
bmc388_39 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MA[V AN-TONI]NVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [SEPT] IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 15.80 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
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bmc396_19 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 14.06 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
988.jpg
bmc396_29 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.34 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
60.jpg
bmc396_321 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 14.14 gms

BMC 396 Countermark: Howgego 65
1 commentsCharles M
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bmc396_42 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 18.13 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
1516.jpg
bmc396_52 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS [AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
27 mm, 11.76 gms

BMC 396 Countermark: Howgego 65
Charles M
Bramsen 0631.JPG
Bramsen 0631. Sejour a Osterode, 1807.163 viewsObv. Head of Napoleon laureated. Under the head, ANDRIEU F. DENON DIRT. Legend, NAPOLEON A OSTERODE.
Rev. the head of Fabius Cunctator. Legend, FABIUS CUNCTATOR. Under the head, or exergue, DENON DIRT.

Commemorates Napoleons rest at Osterode in 1807 and alludes to his military prowess with a comparison to the Roman military leader during the Second Punic War, Q. Maximus Fabius.
LordBest
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Bramsen 0868. Ouverture du canal de l'Ourcq, 1809. 116 viewsObv. Laureate head right NAPOLEON EMP ET ROI
Rev. Paris, allegorically represented as a female, sitting to the front, on the side of an antique vessel, the prow and rudder appears on each side of her; on her head a turretted crown; her right arm and hand is stretched out, a naked Naid is pouring water over it from an urn, on which is inscribed, URCA; on her left arm, she supports a cornucopia filled with fruit and wheat-ears; another Naid on the left, on one knee, is laving her left foot with water, which she also pours from an urn, on which is inscribed, SEQUANA.
Legend, ANDRIEU F. DENON D.
Exergue, VRCA PARISIOS DEDVCTA — XV AUGUSTI MDCCCIX.

Commemorates the the construction of the Ourcq canal in 1809.
LordBest
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Bronze AE3 of Arcadius16 viewsBronze AE3 of Arcadius minted in Cyzicus between 401-403 AD. 17 mm, 2.48 g

Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed bust facing, with cuirass, spear and crossed shield

Rev: CONCORDI-A AVGG Constantinople enthroned holding sceptre and Victory on globe, prow under right foot, SMKA in ex

Attribution: RIC X Arcadius 94
chuy1530
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Bronze Republican As 180-80 BC27 viewsObverse : Heads of Janus
Reverse : Prow of Galley, ROMA below, PT or TP above

Weight 29.83 gms,
Crawford 177/1. Sydenham -353 (r4)
ex Harlan Berk, inventory # cc19828
daverino
Kroton~0.jpg
Bruttium, Kroton (Circa 530-500 BC)27 viewsAR Nomos

28 mm, 7.82 g

Obverse: Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted, koppa-P-O (KRO - short for Kroton) to left

Reverse: Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths and serpents in outline.

HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 231; Bement 272.

The importance of the Delphic oracle to the founding of Kroton was celebrated on its coinage from the earliest days. Despite later myths ascribing the founding of Kroton to Herakles, the city's historical oikist is recorded as Myskellos of Rhypai who, on consulting the Delphic oracle about his lack of children was given the response that Apollo would grant children, but that first Myskellos should found the city of Kroton 'among fair fields'. After being given directions on how to locate the site, Myskellos travelled to southern Italy to explore the land that he had been assigned, but seeing the territory of the Sybarites and thinking it superior, he returned once more to the oracle to ask whether he would be allowed to change. The answer came back that he should accept the gifts that the god gave him. A further element of the story is that Myskellos was accompanied on his expedition by Archias of Corinth; the Delphic oracle gave the pair the choice between health and wealth. Archias elected wealth, and was assigned the site of Syracuse, while Myskellos chose health: the favourable climate of Kroton, the eminent skill of its physicians and the prowess of its athletes later earned its citizens this reputation for good health.
1 commentsNathan P
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C NORBANUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS NORBANA AR Denarius19 viewsOBVERSE: C• NORBANVS, head of Venus right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace; XVIIII behind
REVERSE: Prow-stem, fasces, caduceus and grain ear.
Rome 83 BC
3.8g, 18mm
Crawford 357/1a. Sydenham 740. Norbana 1
Legatus
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C. Censorinus. 88 BC. Æ As.10 viewsC. Censorinus. 88 BC. Æ As. Semuncial standard. Rome mint. Jugate heads of Numa Pompilius and Ancus Marcius / Two arches; beneath left arch, a spiral column surmounted by statue of Victory; protruding from right arch, prow right; crescent above prow. Crawford 346/3 (citing 20 specimens in Paris); Sydenham 716. Podiceps
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C. CLOVIUS SAXULA29 viewsAE quadrans. 169-168 BC. 6,69 grs. 4h. Head of Hercules right wearing lion's skin. Value (3 dots) behind / Prow of galley right. Three dots before. C SAX ( A X in monogram) above. ROMA below.
Craw 173/4.
1 commentsbenito
C_Saxula.jpg
C. Cluvius Saxula - AE as10 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
C·S(AX)
I
ROMA
Crawford 173/1, Sydenham 360, BMCRR Rome 642, SRCV I 698
26,9g
ex Amphora coins

Moneyer's father was probably praetor in 175 BC and praetor peregrinus in 173.
Johny SYSEL
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C. Cluvius Saxula. Triens 13 viewsC. Cluvius Saxula. Triens

RRC 172/3
169-158 bc

Av: Helmeted head of Minerva r.; above, four pellets.
Rv: Prow r.; above, C·SAX ligate and before, four pellets.


Ex Naville Numismatics, Auction 23, Lot #295, 2016-06-12
Sold as from the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
Norbert
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C. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxumus33 viewsC. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxumus. Denarius 75 BC. 4 grs.
Obs. : MAXSMVS Laureate and diademed bust of Libertas r.; behind, pileus .
Rev. : G – CNN Roma and Venus standing facing and both holding staff, the former with her l. foot on wolf’s head and the latter has Cupid alighting on her shoulder; on either side, rudders on prow. In exergue, C·EGNATIVS· CN· F.
Babelon Egnatia 3. Sydenham 787. Crawford 391/3
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C. Fonteius struck - AR Denarius9 viewsRome
²112 BC
¹114-113 BC
laureate Janiform heads of Dioscuri
T _ (XVI)
war galley left, acrostolium, ram and deck house at prow, three sailors and five oars amidships; deck house, gubernator, rudder, and apluster at stern
C·FO(NT)
ROMA
¹Crawford 290/1, SRCV I 167, RSC I Fonteia 1, Sydenham 555
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Aureo and Calico

"The janiform head has been identified as the Dioscuri, because the Fonteia gens came from Tusculum, the religious center of the cult of Castor and Pollux. The reverse depicts the arrival by sea of Telegonus' the son of Odysseus and Circe, and the mythological founder of Tusculum." ForumAncientCoins note Moneyer probably served as legate in 91 BC at the beginning of Civil war and was killed by rebels in Asculum
Johny SYSEL
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C. Maianius, Quadrans16 viewsC. Maianius, AE Quadrans

RRC 203/5
153 bc

AV: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin; behind, three pellets.
Rv: Prow right; above, C. MAIANI; before, three pellets; below, ROMA.

Ex Artemide Aste Asta Numismatica XLVI (3-4 Dicembre 2016 - live ore 15:00), Lot 98:
Norbert
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C. Norbanus, Denarius26 viewsC. Norbanus. AR Denarius

RRC 357/1a
83 bc

Av: Head of Venus r. wearing diadem; behind X. Below C.NORBANVS
Rv: Prow-stem, fasces with axe, caduceus and ear of corn.


Ex ArtemideAste, Antiquities 4, 19/20.03.2016, #95
2 commentsNorbert
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C. Numitorius - AE quadrans6 viewsRome
²c. 136 BC
¹133 BC
head of Hercules right wearing lion skin, club below
●●●
prow of galley right
●●●
C·NVMITRI
ROMA
¹Crawford 246/4a
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
2,2g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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C. Poblicius Malleolus - AR denarius6 viewsRome
²92 BC
¹96 BC
helmeted head of Mars right, hammer above
(XVI)
warrior standing half left, foot on cuirass, holding spear; trophy left, grasshopper on prow right
C·M(AL)
¹Crawford 335/3d; Sydenham 615a; Poblicia 6
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSEL
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C. Publicus Malleolus, (96 B.C.)6 viewsAR Denarius
O: Helmeted head of Mars right; mallet (malleolus) above, mark of value below chin.
R: Warrior, holding spear and shield, with right foot on cuirass, standing left before trophy; prow to right; C•M(AL) to right.
Rome Mint
3.67g
19mm
Crawford 335/3b; Sydenham 615; Poblicia 6a; Type as RBW 1203.
2 commentsMat
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C.CLOVIUS SAXULA.14 viewsAE quadrans. 169-168 BC. 6,69 grs. 4h. Head of Hercules right wearing lion's skin. Value (3 dots) behind / Prow of galley right. Three dots before. C SAX ( A X in monogram) above.
ROMA below.
Craw 173/4.
benito
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Caecilia 23?33 viewsCaecilia 23? (130BC) moneyer Q. Caecilius Metellus cos 123 BC Rome

Semis

Ob: Laureate head of Saturn right; behind S
Rev: Prow right above Q ∙ MET (TE ligature), right S, in exergue ROMA

BMCRR I 1059

Sydenham 510

Crawford: 256/2a Q. METE

There is some confusion concerning which Q. Caecilius Metellus was the moneyer. Sydenham states that this difficulty arises from the fact that during this period (125-100 BC) the Metelli were at the height of their power and therefore would have multiple junior family members beginning the cursum honorum at the mint. There are a large number of variant legends.


Nice green patina, 6.03gr.
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Caesarea Maritima, Samaria. Herennius Etruscus. (251 AD). AE 25mm53 viewsO:Draped bust of Herennius Etruscus r., radiate; MES Q ERENET AVG CO DECIO CAES
R: In center above, Tyche standing facing, veiled, holding scepter and small bust, her foot over prow of galley; below, two female figures sacrificing birds over altar flanked by two bulls; COL P F AV F CAES METROP (the first Flavian Augustan colony, Caesarea, metropolis). Ros. 144. Kad. 176. Sofaer pl. 32,150.
1 commentsMaritima
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Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 26mm 20g42 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 26mm
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.
Maritima
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Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 27mm 34 views Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 27mm
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident
Maritima
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 333-331/0 BC. AR Nomos94 views19.5mm, 7.70 g, 2h
Warror, preparing to throw spear and holding shield and two more spears, on horse rearing right; [|- to left], Λ to right, KAΛ and Δ below / Phalanthos, holding crested Phrygian helmet, astride dolphin right; stars flanking, API below. Fischer-Bossert Group 60, 770–3 var. (V303/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 543–4 (same obv. die); HN Italy 896. Good VF, toned, a little off center. From fine style dies.

On this coin we see the rider on horseback exercising his martial prowess, galloping forward and preparing to thrust a javelin into an object which the viewer does not see. On his far side he carries a round shield and two additional spears. The reverse depicts the dolphin rider facing to the right, holding a helmet of Phrygian design with cheek guards and a long, sweeping crest. Two stars in the fields flank the dolphin rider, and should perhaps be interpreted as alluding to the Dioskouroi and thus to Sparta. If so, then the design should be seen in light of the ill-fated expedition of the Spartan king Archidamos III. In 343/2 B.C. at the request of the city’s leading citizens, the Spartan king arrived with a fleet and soldiers in order to help the Tarentines to repel incursions by their Italic neighbors, notably the noisome Lucanians to Tarentum’s north and west. He was subsequently killed during the fighting, and the dolphin rider here may be thought of as mourning the slain Spartan king.
3 commentsLeo
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Calabria, Taras; c. 332-302 BC, Stater24 views7.70g. Vlasto-585, HN Italy-934. Obv: Youth on horseback r., stabbing downward with spear held in r. hand, two spears and round shield held behind him; ΣA below. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin l., holding distaff, prow below.Some porosity in reverse field. VF1 commentsLeo
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Caracalla205 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Caracalla right

LAETITIA TEMPORVM
The spina of the Circus Maximus decorated as a ship facing l., with the turning posts at its prow and stern, a sail mounted on the central obelisk, and the spina's other monuments visible in between; above the ship, four quadrigas racing l.; below, seven animals: an ostrich at l. and bear at r.; between them a lion and a lioness chasing a wild ass and a panther attacking a bison.

Rome 206 AD

3.34g

Ex-Londinium coins, Ex Professor K.D. White with original envelope.

Sear 6813, RIC 157, BMCRE 257, CSS 793

Very rare! Only 2 examples in the Reka Devnia hoard

Better in hand

Notes by Curtis Clay:

This famous type commemorates the chariot races and animal hunt that took place on the seventh and final day of Severus' Saecular Games in 204 AD, as described in the inscriptional acts of those games which were found in Rome in the 1870s and 1930s. According to the acts, after three days of sacrifices and three days of honorary stage shows, Severus and Caracalla held circus games on the seventh day, consisting of chariot races and then a hunt of 700 beasts, 100 each of "lions, lionesses, panthers, bears, bisons, wild asses, ostriches". Dio Cassius describes the same hunt, adding the detail that the cage from which the animals were discharged was formed like a boat: "The entire receptacle in the theater had been fashioned in the shape of a boat and was capable of receiving or discharging four hundred beasts at once; and then, as it suddenly fell apart, there came rushing forth bears, lionesses, panthers, lions, ostriches, wild asses, bisons, so that 700 beasts in all, both wild and domesticated, at one and the same time were seen running about and were slaughtered. For to correspond with the duration of the festival, which lasted seven days, the number of the animals was also seven times one hundred." In Dio's text this passage follows directly on his account of Severus' Decennalian Games in 202 AD, causing scholars to accuse Dio of misdating the hunt or to postulate that similar hunts of 700 animals were held both in 202 and in 204. But the true explanation, in my opinion, is that Dio's Byzantine epitimator Xiphilinus, on whom we are dependent for this section of Dio's text, has simply jumped without warning or transition from Dio's description of the Decennalian Games of 202 to his description of the circus spectacle concluding the Saecular Games of 204. This hypothesis easily explains why Dio's text as we have it makes no mention of the Saecular Games themselves or of any event of 203: Xiphilinus omitted this whole section of Dio's history! The seven kinds of animals named by both Dio and the inscriptional acts are also depicted in the coin type: on good specimens, especially the aureus BM pl. 34.4, the ostrich and the bear are clear, the lion has a mane, the ass has long ears, the bison has horns and a hump. Two large felines remain, of which we may suppose that the one accompanying the lion is the lioness and the one attacking the bison is the panther. The animals are named somewhat differently in Cohen, BMC, and other numismatic works: though numismatists have long cited Dio's text to explain the coin type, no one previously seems to have posed the question whether the seven animals in the lower part of the type might not be the same seven that Dio and now the inscriptional acts too name! These circus games with the ship and 700 animals were held in 204 AD, but the coin type commemorating them did not appear until two years later: on aurei of Septimius the type is die linked to a dated type of 206 AD, and for Caracalla the type passes from a draped and cuirassed obverse type on the aureus to the "head only" type on his denarii, a transition that took place in 206 AD according to his dated coins.


SOLD October 2014
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Caracalla (?), head right183 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Commodus. Æ 24. A.D. 177-192 (?). Obv: (...)VAN-TΩN(...) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MH(TNEΩKOPΩN), NEIK(OMHΔ) in ex., or similar. Eagle standing left, head turned back, fighting with snake; prow in ex. Ref: SNG Cop 565 for reverse for Commodus Caesar. Defacement of portrait (damnatio). Axis: 195°. Weight: 9.82 g. CM: Laureate imperial head right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Note: May have been applied because Caracalla spent his birthday 4/4 215 in Nicomedia. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Caracalla - Berytus8 viewsAR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate bust right, draped shoulder
AVT·KAI·AN_TWNINOC CE·
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, prow below
ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC TO·Δ·
Prieur 1293
13,5
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius36 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG laureate & draped bust right
Rev. PONTIF TR P VII COS II Mars, with cloak, foot on helmet, holding branch and spear
Ref. Sear 1841, RIC 80b RSC 420a, BMC 481
Mint Rome
Year 205

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

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


-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Caracalla AE 29 - Aegeae31 viewsAegeae
Cilicia
Caracalla
Obv.: [AYT K M AY CEYHP]OC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC
Laureate head right
Rev.: CEYHPI ΑΙΓE[AIΩN ANTONEINOY] ΠOΛ; AΞC (date)
Galley right with rowers, standard on prow
29 mm, 22.48 gr, 12 h
SNG Levante 1739; SNG France 2, 2341 (same dies); Obv. 5 countermarks: 1. Female head right, in oval punch, Howgego -; 2. Eagle with wings spread, Howgego 336; 3. Illegible countermark in oval punch; 4,5. Illegible contermarks in rectangular punches
Vladimir P
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD23 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XIIII COS III PP, Victory advancing right on the prow of a galley, holding a wreath and a palm.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 211 AD

3.2 grams, 18.58 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 185, RSC 188, S6823, VM 58/2
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD26 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: ADVENT AVGG, a galley, with four rowers, travelling right, over waves; vexillum at prow, three passengers seated at stern.

Note: The three passengers are supposedly Septimius Severus, Caracalla, and Geta returning from an eastern campaign.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 202 AD

3.3 grams, 19.4 mm, 22.5°

RIC IVi 120, RSC III 3, S6790, VM 12
Matt Inglima
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Caracalla, denarius19 viewsCaracalla, denarius
19 mm, 2.28 g.
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR / Galley sailing left, four rowers in centre, three seated figures under canopy at right, mast with sail on prow, two standards on stern, waves below.
RIC 121.
2 commentsMarsman
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CARIA, CNIDOS22 views250 - 210 BC
AE 13 mm, 2.09 g
O: [DAMOKRATIAS] Head of Aphrodite wearing stephane, right
R: KNI [TELESI]FRW[N] Prow right, club below.
Knidos, SNG Keckman 182
laney
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Caria, Cnidus mint, SNG Keckman 201 (head to left)44 viewsCaria, Cnidus mint, 250-210 B.C. AE, 12mm 2.78g, SNG Keckman 201 (head to left)
O: Head of Aphrodite l.
R: Illegible ethnic (KNI) and illegible magistrate name, prow l., below, club
casata137ec
Caria,_Knidos,_250-210_BC,_AE10,_Head_of_Aphrodite_r_,_KNI,_Prow_Galley,_SNG_Keckman_1_182,_Q-001,_0h,_11mm,_1,41g-s.jpg
Caria, Knidos, (c.250-210 B.C.), SNG Keckman 1 182, AE-11, -/-//--, KNI above prow right, Scarce!96 viewsCaria, Knidos, (c.250-210 B.C.), SNG Keckman 1 182, AE-11, -/-//--, KNI above prow right, Scarce!
avers: Head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephane.
reverse: KNI above prow right, magistrate's name (?) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-11,0mm, weight: 1,41g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Knidos, date: c. 250-210 B.C., ref: SNG Keckman 1 182 (?), SNG Helsinki 182,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Caria, Knidos. Ae12. Prow over club.83 viewsObv: Head of Aphrodite l., wearing stephane.
Rev: Prow l.; club and magistrate's name below.
1 commentsancientone
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CARIA, Knidus20 viewsCARIA, Knidus, Aphrodite left/Prow, KNI PYO WNO , club below. Lind. I, 635.Molinari
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CARIA, Knidus20 viewsCARIA, Knidus, Apollo right/ Prow, KNID ODW. Lin. I, 636.Molinari
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Caria, Rhodes AR Plinthophoric Drachm27 viewsMagistrate Antigenes circa 190-170 BC.
Obv: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΓΕΝΗΣ, Rose with bud, prow in left field.
Jenkins 1989, 17; BMC 249; HGC 6, 1457. 2.50g, 15mm,
1 commentsancientone
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CARIA. Knidos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Uncertain magistrate.22 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished.

Obv:
Laureate head of Apollo right.

Rev:
Prow right; uncertain name above; below, kerykeion right.

1.66 gr.
12 mm.
1 commentsokidoki
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CARIA. Knidos. Ae (Circa 375-340 BC). Bo-, magistrate. 13 viewsReference. Very rare
Ἐόβωλο[ς] Br. M. 87
Or: ΑΝΙΒΩ Journ. int. XI 267

SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished.

Obv:
Head of Aphrodite right, with hair bound in sphendone.

Rev: BΩ / KNI.
Prow right.

1.32 gr.
12 mm.
1 commentsokidoki
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CARTEIA - Hispania7 viewsHoy Guarranqué - San Roque - España

AE Semis 19 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "S" detrás de cabeza c/yelmo viendo a derecha.
Rev: "M·ARGA" sobre proa de galera, en campo izquierdo. "CARTE" en exergo.

Acuñada: 70 A.C.

Referencias: ABH #688 a 690, Villaronga CNH #47 P.417 (R5), Ripolles #2263/4 P.284, Chaves II (1979) #17b
mdelvalle
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CELTIC, Celtic Imitation of Roman Republican Semis100 viewsObverse-Bust of Saturn
Reverse-Galley prow, S above, OMA below.

I think the R in the exergue may be off center. The A is about 30 degrees tilted left.
CoinScrubber
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Cimmerian Bosporos, Phanagoreia14 viewsCIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Phanagoreia (as Agrippia). Circa 14-12 BC. Veiled head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephanos / Prow of galley left; H (mark of value) to right, three pellets below. MacDonald 275/4; RPC I 1935; HGC 7, –.ecoli
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City Commemorative64 viewsAE 17 mm 3.1 grams 337-340 AD
OBV :: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS. laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding reversed spear bust left
REV :: ** no legend ** . Victory standing left with right foot on prow of ship. Scepter in right hand, left hand resting on shield on ground.
EX :: SMALB ( Alexandria )
RIC VII Alexandria 64
from uncleaned lot 10/2007
RIC RATED R1
1 commentsJohnny
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City Commemorative46 viewsConstantine I - City Commemorative - Nicodemia Mint - Officina 1 - AE3 - RIC VII 196

O: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, helmeted, laureate head left in imperial mantle, holding reversed spear

R: Anepigraphic, Victory, wings spread, standing left on prow, holding sceptre & resting left hand on shield, SMNA in exergue

2.1g, 18mm, 0 degree die axis, 330-335AD
3 commentsBiancasDad
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City Commemorative38 viewsConstantine I - City Commemorative - Rome Mint - Officina 5 - AE3 - RIC VII 332

O: CONSTANTI-NOPOLIS, bust of Constantinopolis left wearing a laureated crested helmet and imperial mantle; sceptre over left shoulder

R: Anipegraphic, Victory standing left on prow, holding transverse scepter in right hand, and resting left hand on shield , RFε in exergue

2.2g, 15.9/17.5mm, 180 degree die axis, 330 AD
BiancasDad
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CITY COMMEMORATIVE 28 viewsConstantinople. 330-333 AD. 3,06 grs. Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left. CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Victory standing left, foot on prow with sceptre and leaning on shield. In exergue CONSZ.
RIC VII Constantinople 63.
benito
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City Commemorative13 viewsAE Follis 330 - 333 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN TINOPOLI
Laureate, helmeted and mantled bust left, holding scepter.

Reverse: No legend.
Victory standing front left foot on prow, holding scepter and resting left hand shield.
Pericles J2
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CITY COMMEMORATIVE (Constantinople)36 viewsConstantinople. 330-333 AD. 3,06 grs. Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left. CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Victory standing left, foot on prow with sceptre and leaning on shield.
In exergue CONSZ.
RIC VII Constantinople 63.
1 commentsbenito
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City Commemorative (330-335 A.D.)50 viewsAv.: CONSTANTINOPOLI
Rv.: Victory on prow
Ex.: SMKA

AE Follis Ø19 / 2.4g
RIC VII 93 Cyzicus
RIC Rarity rating R4!
Juancho
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City Commemorative (RIC 120, Coin #655)9 viewsRIC 120 (R3), AE3, Heraclea, 330 - 333 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINOPOL; Laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding reversed spear.
REV: (dot SMH gamma); Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield.
SIZE: 19.4mm 2.62g
MaynardGee
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City Commemorative (RIC 120, Coin #665)13 viewsRIC 120 (R2), AE3, Heraclea, 330 - 333 AD.
OBV: CONSTANTINOPOLI; Laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding reversed spear.
REV: (dot SMH Δ); Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield.
SIZE: 18.1mm 2.10g
MaynardGee
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City Commemorative (RIC 92, Coin #282)12 viewsRIC 92, AE3, Cyzicus, 330-333 AD.
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLI Laureate & helmeted bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding reversed spear.
Rev: (SMK gamma) Victory standing left on foot of prow with scepter and leaning on shield.
Size: 17.4mm 2.12gm
MaynardGee
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City Commemorative AE3 AD330-33353 viewsobv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS (laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding scepter)
rev: Victory standing left on foot of prow with scepter and leaning on shield, ASIS in ex.
ref: RIC VIII-Siscia224
2.39g, 18mm
berserker
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City Commemorative AE3/4. 330-333 AD29 viewsO: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield, SMTS Epsilon in ex.
19mm 2.42g RIC VII Thessalonica 188 (r2)
casata137ec
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City Commemorative – Constantinopolis – AE174 viewsAD 330 – 331
2.68 grams
Struck under Constantine the Great
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding scepter
Rev.: Victory standing left on foot of prow with scepter and leaning on shield. Mintmark dot PLG
RIC VII Lyons 246; Sear 16449
Purchased on eBay
NGC MS: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5
Richard M10
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City Commemorative, Cyzicus RIC VII-09217 viewsAE3
Cyzicus mint, 331-334 A.D.
19mm, 2.39g
RIC VII-92

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

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

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

Reverse:
.SMKS in exergue
Victory standing left, on prow with spear, shield.
rubadub
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City Commemorative, Thessalonica RIC VII-23018 viewsAE3/4
Thessalonica mint, 336-337
16mm, 1.45g
RIC VII-230

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

Reverse:
SMTSE in exergue
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
rubadub
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City Commemoratives -RIC 187 Thessalonica18 viewsCommemorating the transfer of power of the seat of the empire from Rome to Constantinople.
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, crested helmeted laureate bust left of Constantinople AE3.
Reverse: No legend, Victory with wings open standing left, right foot on a vessels prow, holding scepter and leaning on a shield.
SMTSE in ex. Thessalonica mint. 18.9 mm, 2.2 g.
NORMAN K
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City Commemoratives, AE follis. Siscia, AD 330-346.7 viewsCONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding sceptre / No legend. Victory standing facing, head left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield. Mintmark ASIS. RIC VII Siscia 224; Sear 16468. Britanikus
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City Commemoratives, Cyzicus RIC 93.121 viewsConstantinopli AE3 Victory, Constantine I 340 CE
This coin celebrated the Christian Imperial capital, Constantinople, from its founding in 330 CE.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPLE, helmeted and laureate Constantinoplis bust left.
Reverse: Victory standing left on prow of a galley holding a spear and a shield.
SMKA in ex. Cyzicus mint. 18 mm, 2.5 g. Rated rare
NORMAN K
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City Commerative - Victory on Prow25 viewsObverse: Constan-Tinopolis
Reverse: TRS Trier RIC VII 532 (R3)
Follis 330 - 331
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City of Constantinople Commemorative8 viewsConstantine I ("the Great"). 307 - 337 AD.

Alexandria. 335-337 AD.

17mm., 2.47g

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

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

References: RIC VII Alexandria 71

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City of Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 333 A.D.80 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 63, VF, Constantinople, 2.524g, 18.5mm, 0o, 330 - 333 A.D.; Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; Reverse: Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, CONSZ in exergue; nice style. Ex FORVM.

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

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

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

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

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

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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City of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 -335 A.D.46 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 92, VF, 2.60g, 17.8mm, 0o, Cyzicus mint, 331 - 334 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse Victory standing left, foot on prow, holding spear and shield, SMKA in ex; cwonsidler
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City of Constantinopolis Commemorative 43 views330-333 A.D.
Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine I
AE3, Laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinople left in imperial mantle,
scepter over left shoulder
2.71 gm, 18.5 mm
CONSTAN-TINOPOLI
Reverse no legend: Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter
in right hand, left hand on shield
dot in left field
●SMHΔ● in exergue
RIC VII Heraclea 135 (R3)
Heraclea mint
Jaimelai
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City of Constantinopolis Commemorative16 viewsAE3, A.D. 332, Lugdunum, 18.0mm, 2.39g, 0°, RIC VII, 256.
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS. Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, scepter over shoulder.
Rev: Victory standing left on prow, spear in right, resting left hand on shield; dot in crescent, PLG in ex.
Marti Vltori
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City of Constantinopolis Commemorative, 330-346 A.D. (Cyzikus)48 viewsConstantinopolis City Commemorative, issued by CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND HIS SONS, of the period AD 330-346, commemorating the transfer of the Seat of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople, AE3/4, aVF, Cyzikus. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis wearing imperial mantle, holding inverted spear, laureate helmet, bust L.; Reverse: No legend; Victory stg. L., right foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield; star?pellet?SMK pellet? in exergue.

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

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

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

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

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Claudius AE of Ascalon, Judea, 42-43 AD30 viewsClaudius
Ascalon, Judea
AE 23 – 42-43 AD
ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Laureate head r.
AΣKAΛΩ
Tyche-Astarte standing l. on prow, holding sceptre and apulstre, altar to l., dove to r., GMP
RPC 4885, BMC 83
Ardatirion
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Claudius II RIC V-1 1818 viewsObv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left, foot on prow,
with corn ears and cornucopiae,
D in right field
19mm 2.7gm
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus)48 viewsAE antoninianus. Rome,268-269 AD. 2nd emission. 3,27 grs. Radiate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. / Annona standing left,right foot on prow,holding grain ears and cornucopiae. ANNONA AVG.
RIC V (i) :18. Cunetio 1964, Normanby 638.
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus) 82 viewsAE antoninianus. Rome 268-269 AD. 3,27 grs. Radiate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. / Annona standing left,right foot on prow,holding grain ears and cornucopiae. ANNONA AVG.
RIC 18. C 21.
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Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG9 viewsAE Antoninianus
Claudius II Gothicus
Augustus: 268 - 270AD
Issued: 268 - 270AD
20.0mm
O: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: ANNONA AVG; Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain and cornucopia.
Exergue: Δ, right field.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 218: B20, O11, R7, T5, M6.
RIC V-1, 19, radiate, cuirassed, Δ.
paydav 271776985665
2/22/15 3/6/17
Nicholas Z
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Cluvius Saxula - AE as6 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
S(AX)
I
ROMA
Crawford 180/1; Sydenham 361; Type as RBW 762
ex Savoca

Moneyer is probaly brother of C. Cluvius Saxula (Cr. 173). Moneyers' father was probably praetor in 175 BC and praetor peregrinus in 173.
Johny SYSEL
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Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus 39 viewsAR denarius. 75 BC. 3,95 grs. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; pileus and MAXSVMVS behind / Roma, holding staff and sword, foot on wolf's head, and Venus, holding staff, standing facing; Cupid alighting on the shoulder of Venus; rudder standing on prow on either side, K to left, CN. N to right.
C EGNATIVS CN F below.
Crawford 391/3. RSC Egnatia 3.
Jose A. Herrero 14. Lot 188.
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Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus18 viewsAR denarius. 75 BC. 3,95 grs. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; pileus and MAXSVMVS behind / Roma, holding staff and sword, foot on wolf's head, and Venus, holding staff, standing facing; Cupid alighting on the shoulder of Venus; rudder standing on prow on either side, K to left, CN. N to right.
C EGNATIVS CN F below.
Crawford 391/3. RSC Egnatia 3.
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CNAEUS POMPEIUS MAGNUS Pompey the Great.58 viewsAR denarius. (4.51 gr). 49-48 BC. Uncertain mint in Greece. Diademed head of Numa Pompilius right. CN PISO PRO Q. / Prow right, MAGN above, PRO COS below. Crawford 446/1; RSC 4. Smyth XII/35. Iridescent toning .
CNG 64, Lot: 812
CNG photograph
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CNAEUS POMPEIUS MAGNUS Pompey the Great. 42 viewsAR denarius. (4.51 gr). 49-48 BC. Uncertain mint in Greece. Diademed head of Numa Pompilius right. CN PISO PRO Q. / Prow right, MAGN above, PRO COS below. Crawford 446/1; RSC 4. Smyth XII/35.

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Coela, Thrace10 viewsObv.: COMMODOS AVG
laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev: AIL MONVCIP CVILA (?)
prow, r., above, two ears of corn; before, dolphin
3.49g, 17mm
RPC IV 8366
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coelavarb29253 viewsElagabalus
Coela, Thrace

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEL MVNI COEL A. Galley prow right, cornucopia above.
18 mm, 3.90 gms

Varbanov 2925
Charles M
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coelavarb2925_23 viewsElagabalus
Coela, Thrace

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEL MVNI COEL A. Galley prow right, cornucopia above.
16 mm, 3.29 gms

Varbanov 2925
Charles M
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Coinage of Odessos AE24 viewsObv., ; Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev., : River god reclining half-left, right hand over prow, left hand resting on urn and holding cornucopiae.
Moushmov 1529.
Sam
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Commemorative30 viewsCommemorative
18 mm 2.12 gm
O: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder;
R:Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, BSIS in exergue;
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Commemorative Issue, 330 - 346 AD (Constantinople)70 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left, wearing an imperial cloak and holding a reversed spear.

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

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

2.9 grams, 18 mm, 0°

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

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

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

2.7 grams, 16.8 mm, 180°

RIC VII Rome 333, S16463, VM 1
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Commodus 88 viewsObverse: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Commodus Laureate head right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVG Commodus, as Hercules, standing right with foot on prow, resting club on tree trunk and holding thunderbolt, clasping hands with Africa who wears elephant-skin headdress and stands right holding sistrum; to her feet, a lion
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 191-192
Reference : RIC III 259a; MIR 18, 861-4/30; RSC 643
Grade : Good VF
Weight : 3.48 g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver
Comments : The elements comprising this reverse type portray a personified Africa and the emperor Commodus as Hercules and represent the African fleet of corn transports as Africa was the granary of Rome. 16mm
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Commodus - Hercluea and Africa52 viewsObverse: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL - Laureate head Commodus right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVG - Hercules standing left, foot on prow, resting club on a tree trunk behind and holding thunderbolt while clasping hands with Africa, who stands right, wearing elephant skin and holding sistrum; lion at her feet
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 191-192
Reference : RIC III, p. 396, 259a Rare; Cohen 643
Grade : aVF
Weight : 3.04g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver
Acquired: 03/04/04

Comments : Issued c.192 A.D., to mark the establishment of a fleet of ships to bring North African grain to Rome which he renamed the Commodiana Herculea, and Commodus' foresight (PROVIDENTIAE AVG) in doing so. The ship's prow makes reference to the role of Rome's overseas provinces, in feeding the capital.
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Commodus AR Denarius33 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL - Laureate head right.
Rev: P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P - Fortuna Felix standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia; right foot on prow of galley, star to left.
Date: 192 AD
Ref: RIC III 235, RSC 578
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Commodus Galley Varb 2902 - 2908v27 viewsCommodus, Thrace Coela, 177 - 192 AD, 2.01g, 18mm, Cohen 1013, Varbanov III 2902 - 2908v
OBV: IMP CAES MAR COMMO, bare-headed, draped bust right
REV: AIL MVNICIPI COILA, Prow with cornucopia above and dolphin below

Believed to be somewhere between Varbanov 2902 and 2908v. Unsure if the bust is draped. Varbanov has the dolphin in front. Cohen 1013 lists it below.
Any additional information someone may have would be appreciated. And thanks to Curtis Clay for his assistance.
Romanorvm
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Commodus Provincial Countermark39 views[Α Κ?] Μ ΑΥ ΚΟ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΣ
laureate head of Commodus, r.

ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΝΕΩ ΝΙΚΟ
seafaring hero (an Argonaut?) standing with foot on prow, r., head, l., extending r. hand, holding transverse sceptre

Countermark of "young Emperor" facing right (Caracalla?)

177–192 AD
Nicomedia Bithynia-Pontus; Bithynia

REC 152

SOLD
Titus Pullo
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD30 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head of Commodus facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XVII IMP VIII COS VII PP, Fortuna Felix standing left, right foot on prow, holding a caduceus in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

3.3 grams, 17.2 mm, 180°

RIC III 235, RSC 578a, S5685, VM 86/3
SPQR Coins
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD28 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL (COMM) AVG P FEL, laureate head of Commodus facing right.

Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVG, Commodus dressed as Hercules, standing front, head left, naked, foot on prow, resting a club on a tree-trunk, clasping hands over corn-ears with Africa, who stands before him facing right, she wears an elephant's skin headdress and holds a sistrum, lion at her feet.

Note: Refers to the foresight of the emperor in reorganizing the North African grain fleet that was renamed Commodiana Herculea.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

2.6 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC III 259a, RSC 643, S5687, VM 90
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Commodus, RIC 641, Sestertius of AD 192 (Providentiae)37 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.15g, Ø30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 192.
Obv.: L·AEL·AVREL·CO-MM·AVG·P·FEL, laureate head right.
Rev.: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII (around) S C (in ex.), Commodus as Hercules, naked, standing left, foot on prow, holding club left resting on tree trunk or rock(s), receiving corn-ears from Africa, standing right, togate, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, holding sistrum (brass rattle, an Egyptian musical instrument) in left, lion at her feet.

RIC 641 (R); Cohen 644 (15fr.); BMC 718; Sear 5796

During the last year of his reign, the megalomania of Commodus reached insane levels. He renamed many things of importance after himself including the twelve months year, even the city Rome, the citizens of Rome, the Senate and so on. This issue marks the renaming of the African grain fleet to "Commodiana Herculea"

ex cgb.fr (2014); ex Alessandra Brunetti (London, 2010); ex coll. Prof. M. Caselli.
2 commentsCharles S
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Commodus.21 viewsCommodus. A.D. 177-192. AR denarius (17.5 mm, 2.63 g, 1 h). Rome mint, A.D. 192. Rare. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lion's skin headdress / PROVIDENTIAE AVG, Commodus, as Hercules, standing left, foot on prow, holding club, clasping hands with Africa who is wearing elephant skin headdress and holding sistrum, a lion at her feet. RIC 259a; RSC 643; BMCRE 356. aVF, ecoli
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Constans26 viewsConstans AE3
19 mm 1.97 gm
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO VOT XX
Constans standing on prow of boat left holding Chi Rho staff
Koffy
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Constans Ae cententionalis12 viewsConstans. Ae cententionalis. Trier. 337-350 A.D. .. Good Very Fine or better.

Obverse: Laureate bust right.
Reverse: FWL TEMP REPARATIO: Emperor standing left on prow holding labarum and eagle on globe, Victory to rear steering the boat.

Weight: 4.56 grams.

Comments: Surface marks consistent with a single coin find. Good dark patina.
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Constans Victoria Avg38 viewsAE4, Siscia, 337-350 AD
Obverse: CONSTANS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing on prow wings spread, with wreath in each hand.
(Gamma)SIS* in exergue
16mm, 1.2gm
Jerome Holderman
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Constans Victory on Prow26 viewsConstans AE3 Thessalonica mint, 337-350 AD, RIC VIII 109, Sear 3973
OBV: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley holding labarum
and phoenix on globe; Victory seated at the stern steering the galley
TES gamma in exergue, 17.65mm, 2.9g
Romanorvm
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Constans Victory on Prow Siscia23 viewsConstantine I, Trier, 2.8g, 19.04mm, 307 - 337 AD, RIC 303s
OBV:  CONSTANTINVS AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
REV:  BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above, STR in ex
Romanorvm
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Constantine I13 viewsAE3, Constantinople Commemorative, 337-347 AD
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing laureate and crested helmet, necklace and ornamental mantle over left shoulder, holding scepter.
Reverse: Victory standing left, foot on prow, holding transverse sceptre and resting left hand on shield with central boss, Star (or dot?) in top right field.
Exergue: SMANI.
Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 38
Justin L
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Constantine I Cyzicus RIC 93.1 331,333-334AD26 viewsConstantine I Cyzicus RIC 93.1 331,333-334AD CONSTAN-TINOPLI, Helmeted & laureate
Constantinopolis bust left / Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse across her body
spear & shield. Coin #165
cars100
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Constantine the Great27 viewsConstantine I - City Commemorative - AE Follis - Lyons Mint - RIC VII 256

O: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, in imperial mantle, holding reversed spear

R: Victory standing facing, head left, foot on prow, wings spread, holding sceptre, resting left hand on shield, dot-in-crescent PLG in exergue

2.1g, 16.8/18.5mm, 0 degree die axis
BiancasDad
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Constantine the great, Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 335 A.D.34 viewsObv. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted, laureate and mantled bust left holding scepter across shoulder.
Rev. Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield, SMANI in exergue.
References: RIC VII Antioch 114.
15mm and 1.69grams.
2 commentsCanaan
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Constantine The Great- City of Constantinopolis Commemorative Victory130 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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

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

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

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

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

Coin rated: Very Fine
4 commentsJohn Schou
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Constantinian Commemorative, 18mm at widest, 180 degree die axis, Trier mint22 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, sceptre over left shoulder
Reverse: Victory with sceptre holding shield set on ground and foot on prow, TR•P in exergue
EvaJupiterSkies
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Constantinople AE4, Victory on Prow (RIC Arles 26)6 viewsArles mint, 2nd officina, 337-340. 15 mm, 1.65 g, 0º.

Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS Bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing laureate and crested helmet, necklace and ornamental mantle, sceptre over left shoulder.

Reverse: Victory standing facing, holding sceptre and resting her left hand on a large shield. X in left field.

Exergue: SCONST.

Reference: RIC VIII Arles 26. Added to Wildwinds.
Manuel
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Constantinople Comemmorative29 viewsAE3, Constantinople Comemmorative, Struck 330-346 AD
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople left.
Reverse: Victory on prow of galley, leaning on shield holding transverse sceptre.
SMH(Gamma) in exergue, Heraclea mint.
RIC 115.
17mm, 2.7gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Constantinople Comm Victory Lyons20 viewsLyons mint, RIC 256, 330 - 331, 1.6g, 16 x 18mm oblong flan
City commemorative AE Follis. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, in imperial mantle, holding
spear / Victory standing facing, head left, foot on prow, wings spread, holding scepter, resting left hand on shield, (dot in crescent) PLG in ex.
R1 Rarity
Romanorvm
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Constantinople Comm Victory Trier26 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative, RIC VII Trier 543
Commemorative AE3 2.24g 17mm
Obv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left wearing imperial mantle. Reverse: No legend, Victory standing facing left
on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield.
Trier Mint; TR*P in exergue,
Romanorvm
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Constantinople Commem.- Aquileia RIC 137 cf125 viewsobv: CONSTANTINOPLIS
rev: Victory on prow
AQS in exergue, Aquileia, second officina
F in l. field, Celator forgot to complete it, so it looks like an 'I'
RIC 137 cf, R4

This is one of the few coins that I think RIC was even close to getting a correct rarity on. I have yet to see another example of this issue from this mint. If you have one, please send me a scan! Shame about the patina on the obverse.
3 commentswolfgang336
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Constantinople Commemorative3 viewsStruck under Constantine the Great, 334-335AD
Siscia mint - BSIS
OBV: CONSTANTINOPOLIS
REV: Victory standing on prow of ship with a sceptre and shield
18.5mm
2,1g

Purchased from LondonAncientCoins
Adam P2
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Constantinople Commemorative - AE 336 viewsConstantinople
330-335 AD
Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder
CONSTAN_TINOPOLI
Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting hand on shield
•CONSIA•
RIC 86 (VII, Constantinople)
2,3 g 19-18 mm

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Johny SYSEL
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Constantinople Commemorative - AE 313 viewsThessalonica
330-333 AD
Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder, wearing imperial cloak
CONSTAN_TINOPOLIS
Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting hand on shield
SMTSΔ
RIC VII Thessalonica 188
1,72g
Johny SYSEL
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Constantinople Commemorative, RIC VII 224, Siscia34 viewsCity of Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 333 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 224, Siscia mint, 1.948g, 18.5mm, 180o, 330 - 333 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse , Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, BSIS in exergue. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Constantinople commemorative, SMKB, Cyzicus23 viewsConstantinople commemorative, Cyzicus, 18mm, 2.45g
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI, helmeted bust of Constantinople left. Reverse: Victory standing left on prow, SMKB in exe. ex areich, photo credit areich
2 commentsPodiceps
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Constantinople commemorative, SMKD, Cyzicus20 viewsCity of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 - 335 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 92, gVF, Cyzicus mint, 2.546g, 17.5mm, 180o, 334 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder; reverse , Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, SMK“D” in ex; green patina. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Constantinople Commemorative, Thessalonica22 viewsCity of Constantinople Commemorative 335 AD. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 230, choice VF, Thessalonica mint, 2.632g, 18.9mm, 180o, 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, helmeted, laureate and mantled bust left holding scepter across shoulder; reverse , Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield, SMTSB in ex. ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Constantinople, Alexandria 128 viewsAE3, 330-346 AD, Alexandria
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople left
Reverse: Victory on prow.
SMALA in exergue
RIC 64
17mm, 2.9gm
Jerome Holderman
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Constantinople, Barbaric-130 viewsAE3, 330-346 AD, Barbaric immitation
Obverse: Blundered legend, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople Right
Reverse: Victory on prow.
13mm, 1.1gm
Jerome Holderman
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Constantinople, Heraclea 221 viewsAE3, 330-346 AD, Heraclea
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople left
Reverse: Victory on prow.
SMH(Gamma) in exergue
RIC 115
18mm, 2.2gm
Jerome Holderman
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Constantinople, Rome 123 viewsAE3, 330-346 AD, Rome
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople left
Reverse: Victory on prow.
R*E in exergue
RIC 30
15mm, 1.3gm
Jerome Holderman
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Constantinople, Rome(?) 221 viewsAE3, 330-3 AD, Thessalonica
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Constantinople left
Reverse: Victory on prow.
? In exergue
RIC ?
13mm, 0.9gm
Jerome Holderman
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CONSTANTINOPLI commemorative from reign of Constantine the Great 16 viewsAE3-follis
Mint:Heraclea,Date:330-333 AD
Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPLI - Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left.
Rev: Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse across her body spear and shield.
Exergue: dot SMH gamma
Size: ? mm;3.11gms
Ref: RIC VII, 120
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CONSTANTINOPOLI RIC VII 10745 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLI
crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis
left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
Rev: Victory with open wings standing left,
right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter
& leaning on shield
dot SMKS in ex.
19mm 2.4gm
OWL365
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CONSTANTINOPOLI RIC VII 12025 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLI
crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis
left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
Rev: Victory with open wings standing left,
right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter
& leaning on shield
dot SMHr in ex.
18mm 3.5gm
OWL365
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CONSTANTINOPOLI RIC VII 12519 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLI
crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis
left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
Rev: Victory with open wings standing left,
right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter
& leaning on shield
dot SMH Delta dot in ex.
18mm 2.gm
OWL365
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CONSTANTINOPOLI RIC VII 9214 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLI
crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis
left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
Rev: Victory with open wings standing left,
right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter
& leaning on shield
SMKS in ex.
18mm 2.3gm
OWL365
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Constantinopolis23 viewsAE 3/4
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; hemeted bust of Constantinopolis l.
Rev.: No Reverse Legend; Victory stg. l., foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield
Tanit
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Constantinopolis25 viewsAE 3/4
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; hemeted bust of Constantinopolis l.
Rev.: No Reverse Legend; Victory stg. l., foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield
Tanit
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Constantinopolis21 viewsAE 3/4
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; hemeted bust of Constantinopolis l.
Rev.: No Reverse Legend; Victory stg. l., foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield
Tanit
Constantine 23 D.jpg
Constantinopolis17 viewsAE 3/4
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; hemeted bust of Constantinopolis l.
Rev.: No Reverse Legend; Victory stg. l., foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield
Tanit
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Constantinopolis22 viewsAE 3/4
Obv.: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; hemeted bust of Constantinopolis l.
Rev.: No Reverse Legend; Victory stg. l., foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield
Tanit
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Constantinopolis 22 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE follis. 330-333 AD. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted bust left / Victory standing left, one foot of prow with sceptre and leaning on shield. Mintmark CONSZ.

Constantinople
RIC VII 63
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Rare
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Constantinopolis 21 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE3/4. 332-333 AD. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding sceptre over shoulder/ Victory standing left on foot of prow with sceptre and leaning on shield, TR dot P in ex.Trier
RIC VII 543
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS21 viewsCity Commemorative AE Follis, 2.1g; 18mm, 334-335 AD. Siscia.

Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, helmeted, mantled bust of Constantinopolis
left, holding sceptre over shoulder
Rev: no legend, Victory standing facing, foot on prow, holding
sceptre and resting hand on shield.

Mintmark dot BSIS dot.

RIC VI Siscia 241.
Flamur H
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS RIC VII 23020 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS
crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis
left in imperial mantle & holding scepter
Rev: Victory with open wings standing left,
right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter
& leaning on shield
SMTSE in ex.
14mm 1.4gm
OWL365
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (ALEXANDRIA MINT)36 viewsAE 18 mm 2.77 g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLIS - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
SMALA IN EXE, ALEXANDRIA MINT
(J.Ryan)
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (ANTIOCH MINT)37 viewsAE 18 mm 2.34 g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLIS - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
SMANG IN EXE., ANTIOCH MINT

laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (CONSTANTINOPLE MINT)24 viewsAE 18.5 max. 2.33 g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
CONS_ IN EXE, CONSTANTINOPOLIS MINT
(J.Ryan)
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (CYZICUS MINT)32 viewsca. 330 - 340 AD
AE 19 mm max. 2.03 g
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
Reverse: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
SMKS IN EXE, CYZICUS MINT
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (CYZICUS MINT)41 viewsAE 19 mm max. 1.89 g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
Dot SMKS IN EXE., CYZICUS MINT
(J.Ryan)
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (CYZICUS MINT)40 viewsAE 18 mm 2.41 g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
CYZICUS MINT

laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (NICOMEDIA MINT)41 viewsca. 330 - 340 AD
AE 18mm 2.16 g
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
SMNA IN EXE
NICOMEDIA MINT
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (ROME MINT)24 viewsAE mm g
ca. 330 - 340 AD
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
ROME MINT
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (ROME MINT)24 viewsca. 330 - 340 AD
AE 14 X 16.5 mm 1.03 g
AE 16 mm 1.58 g
O: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, scepter across shoulder
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
ROME MINT
laney
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (SISCIA MINT)29 viewsca. 330 - 340 AD
AE 18.5 mm 2.43 g
O: CONSTANTINOPOLI - crested, laureate helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left in imperial mantle & holding scepter.
R: Victory with open wings standing left, right foot on a vessel's prow holding scepter & leaning on shield
ASIS IN EXE, SISCIA MINT
laney
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Constantinopolis 330 - 346 AD26 viewsCyzicus mint
Bronze 3/4 (17 mm) 2.4 gram
Obverse: bust of Constantinopolis Left
Reverse: Victory standing Left foot on prow_8.75
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Constantinopolis AE3 RIC VIII 224 Siscia13 viewsObverse : CONSTANTINOPOLIS. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left holding scepter
Reverse : Victory standing on prow holding secpre & resting hand on shield.
Dot BSIS Dot in ex. Siscia mint 17.3 mm., 2.5 g. desert patina
NORMAN K
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Constantinopolis AE3 RIC VIII 24121 viewsObverse : CONSTANTINOPOLIS. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left holding scepter
Reverse : Victory standing on prow holding se