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98 Zeno Solidus23 viewsZeno, First Reign
AV Solidus. Constantinople Mint

D N ZENO-PERP AVG, facing helmeted and cuirassed bust, holding shield, spear behind / VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter, Victory standing left, holding long cross, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

RIC 910. Sear (2014) 21514. Broad flan. Holed, but otherwise VF.

Thanks to FORVM member Rick2 for his help identifying this coin!
Sosius
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC36 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnis
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0210 - Denarius Septimius Severus 207 AC23 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XV COS III PP, Africa standing r. with elephant skin, holding tunica with l.h.; lion advancing r. at her feet.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 2.82 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/207 – BMCRE V/531
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 264
1 commentsdafnis
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0345 Justin II, 565-57877 viewsAV solidus, 20.8mm, 4.4g, aVF
Struck at Constantinople
DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory, and shield / VICTORI-A AVCCC H, angel standing facing, holding long staff and globus cruciger; star in right field, CONOB in exg
Sear 345
Private sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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04 Constantius II71 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing falling enemy horseman, hair straight up, reaching backwards, LXXII to left, S between AQS in ex.
RIC Aquileia 193


"The reverse mark LXXII refers to the a standard of 72 coins to the pound. The gold solidus and silver light miliarense were both also struck at this c. 4.5 gram standard."
Randygeki(h2)
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0618 Focas, 602-61066 viewsAV solidus, 21.3mm, 4.41g, VF
Struck 603-607 at Constatinople
ON FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia, and holding globus cruciger / VICTORI - A AVCC B, Angel standing facing, holding in right hand long staff surmounted by Rho, and in left hand globus cruciger. CON OB in exg.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 618; DO 5b.2
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0620 Focus, 602-61023 viewsAV solidus, 22.8mm, 4.49g, EF
Struck 607-610 at Constantinople
DN FOCAS PERP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA [AVGU] I, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger; CONOB in exg. Unusual double strike.
Sear 620; Hahn 9

Lawrence Woolslayer
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0620v Focas, 602-61041 viewsGold solidus, 22.29mm, 4.48g, brilliant, Mint State
Struck c. 607-610 at Constantinople
d N FOCAS PERP AV, crowned, draped and cuirased bust facing, holding globus cruciger in raised right hand / VICTORIA AVGU E, angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by chi-rho monogram in right hand and orb surmounted by cross (globus cruciger) in left; CONOB in exg.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Leu Auction 75, Zurich, 25-27 October 1999, lot 1629
cf. Sear 620; DOC 10e 1-5; MIB 9; Wroth (BMC) 10; Tolstoi 8; Ratto 1181 - all with obverse legend ending AVG
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0621 Focas, 602-61048 viewsAV solidus, 21.1mm, 4.4g, Nice VF
Struck at Constantinople 609-610
dNN FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA AVGU I, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger. CON OB in exg, N inner right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 621; DO 11c.3
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0635 Focas, 602-61038 viewsGold half tremissis (1/6 solidus), 14.34mm, 0.72g, aEF
Struck c. 607-610 at Constantinople
dN FOCAS PER AV, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, beardless / VICTORI FOCAS AV, cross potent, CONOB beneath.
Extremely rare with three known specimens; the smallest gold denomination in the Byzantine series.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Frank Kovacs
Sear 635; cf. DOC 20; cf. MIB 29
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0731 Heraclius, 610-64161 viewsAV solidus, 21mm, 4.45g, Nice VF
Struck 610-612 at Contantinople
oN hERACLI-US PP AVC, draped and cuirassed bust facing with short beard, wearing plumed helmet, and holding cross / VICTORIA AVGU E, Cross potent on three steps, CON OB in exg.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Chris Connell Collection
Sear 731; DO 3b; MIB 5
This coin was the subject of a Celator article discussing the transition of coinage from Focas to Heraclius.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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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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08. Maurice Tiberius23 viewsAV Solidus (21mm, 4.41 g, 7h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 583-602 AD.

O: Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger

R: Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; Z//CONOB. DOC 5g; MIBE 6; SB 478. VF, small dig on reverse.

Ex CNG

1 commentsSosius
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0956 Contans II, AD 641-66850 viewsGold solidus, 19.44mm, 4.49g, nearly EF
Struck c. 651-654 at Constantinople
d N CONSTAN[TINU]S PP AV, crowned bust facing, with long beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand / VICTORIA AVGU I, cross potent on three steps; CO[NOB] beneath.
Areas of flatness in the striking
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 956; DOC 19j; MIB 23; Wroth/BMC 36; Tolstoi 57; CBN 41
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0964 Constans II, AD 641-66853 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.31g, EF
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and Constantine IV, beardless (on right), each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU Δ, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius (on right), both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CONOB in exergue. Some surface deposits on obverse and a little flatness in the striking affecting both sides.
Certificate of Authenticy by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 964; DOC 30d; MIB 31; Wroth (BMC) 55; Tolstoi 293
Lawrence Woolslayer
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09d Domitian as Caesar- RIC 1495124 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1495 (R). BMC 491. RSC - . RPC 1467 (4 spec.).
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: FIDES PVBL; Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears
Ex Solidus, eBay, 29 November 2013.

In 76 AD a mysterious series of denarii appeared in Asia Minor for Vespasian and his sons two years after Ephesus stopped minting denarii. The reverse types were copied from those contemporaneously produced at Rome and featured many mules and blundered legends. Often an 'o' mint mark is visible below the busts, giving rise to the theory that these may be the product of Ephesus. The style is also similar to the last series known from that mint.

Here is a rare reverse type for Domitian as Caesar. At Rome this type is only known for Vespasian and Titus. BMC 491 is listed as no mint mark below bust. A fine style portrait struck on a large flan. Same obverse die as my V1492.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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10. Phocas16 viewsPHOCAS
602-610 AD
AV Solidus (22mm, 4.49 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck 604-607.
Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger / Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; A//CONOB. DOC 5a; MIBE 7; SB 618. EF.
Ex-CNG 10/2013
Sosius
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100 Constantius II, AD 337-36171 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.00g, gF
Struck AD 355-360 at Arles
FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG, helmeted, diademed and cuirassed facing bust, spear across shoulder in right, shield on left arm / GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, holding wreath with VOT XXX MVLT XXXX in four lines, */KONSTAN in ex (TAN in monogram). Graffiti on obverse fields
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC 238
Lawrence Woolslayer
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12. Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine18 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine

AV Solidus (19mm, 4.51 g, 7h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck 616-circa 625.

O: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above

R: Cross potent set on three steps; Є//CONOB.


DOC 13d; MIB 11; SB 738. VF.

Ex CNG
1 commentsSosius
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12. Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas41 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. 610-641.
AV Solidus (18mm, 4.34 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina.
Dated IY 11 (AD 637/8).
Crowned figures of Heraclonas, Heraclius, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set on three steps; monogram to left, IA monogram (date) to right; ς//CONOB.
DOC 39e; MIB 45; SB 764. EF, areas of weak strike.
Ex-CNG
1 commentsSosius
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120 Honorius, AD 393–423159 viewsGold solidus, 21.2mm, 4.43g, FDC
Struck c. 408-420 at Constantinople
D N HONORI—VS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI—A AVCC Γ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, right foot on ship's prow, holding scepter in right hand, Victory on globe in left. Star in left field, CON OB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
RIC X, 201; Cohen 3; DO 778v (off B)
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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130 Theodosius II, AD 402-45098 viewsGold solidus, 20.8mm, 4.48g, FDC
Struck AD 408-419 at Constantinople
D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVC, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear and shield decorated with horseman / CONCORDI-A AVCC Θ, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding sceptre and Victory on globe, star left, CONOB in exergue
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC X, 202
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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140 Marcian, AD 450-45763 viewsGold solidus, 20.8mm, 4.48g, brilliant, gEF
Struck at Constantinople
D N MARCIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, head slightly to right, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI-A AVCCC Z, Victory standing half left holding a long jeweled cross resting on ground, star in right field, CON OB in exergue
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
DOC 481; RIC 510; Sear 4322v
Lawrence Woolslayer
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15. Constans II44 viewsConstans II. 641-668.
AV Solidus (10mm, 4.43 g, 6h).
Carthage mint. Dated IY 2 (AD 643/4).
Crowned and draped facing bust, holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set on three steps; ΔB (date)//CONOB.
DOC 107.2; MIB 566; SB 1029. Good VF, lightly toned.
From the Sasha Collection.
Ex-CNG
2 commentsSosius
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15. Constans II with Constantine IV18 viewsBYZANTINE
Constans II, with Constantine IV
641-668. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Const. mint, 3rd off. Struck 654-659.

O: Crowned facing busts of Constans, bearded, and Constantine, beardless; cross above

R: Cross potent on 3 steps; Γ//CONOBI. DOC 26b; MIB 28; SB 960. Near EF.
R: Cross potent on 3 steps; Γ//CONOBI.

DOC 26b; MIB 28; SB 960. Near EF.

Ex CNG
1 commentsSosius
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15. Constans II with Constantine IV8 viewsConstans II, with Constantine IV.
641-668.
AV Solidus (19mm, 4.32 g, 7h).
Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck 654-659.

O: ∂ N CONSτA τINЧS C CONSτA, crowned and draped busts facing; cross between

R: VICTORIA AVςЧ, cross potent set on three steps; I//CONOB. DOC 25j; MIB 26; SB 959.

Good VF, graffiti on the reverse.

Ex CNG
Sosius
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15. Constans II with Constantine IV11 viewsConstans II, with Constantine IV.
641-668.
AV Solidus (19mm, 4.39 g, 7h).
Constantinople mint, 7th officina.
Struck 654-659.

O: ∂ N CONSτAτINЧS C CONSτ, crowned and draped busts facing; cross between

R: VICTORIA AVςЧ, cross potent set on three steps; Z (retrograde)//CONOB+.

DOC 27; MIB 27; SB 961. VF.

Ex CNG
Sosius
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150 Leo I the Great, AD 457-474105 viewsGold solidus, 21.7mm, 4.50g, Mint State
Struck c. AD 462 or 466 at Constantinople
D N LEO PE—RPET AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm / VICTORI—A AVCCC Θ, Victory standing half left holding long jeweled cross; star to right, CON OB in exg.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
RIC 605; DOC 528; MIRB 3b
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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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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155 Valentinian III. AV solidus 4.5gm20 viewsobv: DN PLA VALENTI_ANVS PF AV ros.dia. drp. nd cuir. bust r.
rev: VICTORI_A AVGGG emp. std. holding long cross and victory on globe, foot on head of human headed coiled serpent
ex: R-V//COMOB
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156 Marcian. AV solidus 4.6gm15 viewsobv: DN MARCIA_NVS PF AVG helm. dia. and cuir. bust facing slightly r., holding spear over shoulder and shield on arm
rev: VICTORI_A AVGGG Victory holding long cross, star in r. field
ex:-I//CONOB
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157 Leo I. AV solidus 4.5gm13 viewsobv: DN LEO PE_RPET AVG dia. elm. and cuir. three quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman
rev: VICTORI_A AVGGG Victory std. l. holding long jeweled cross, star in r. field
ex: H/CONOB
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158 Zeno. AV solidus 4.5gm13 viewsobv: DN ZENO PERP AVG helm. dia. cuir. three quarter facing bust, spear over r. shoulder, shield with horseman
rev: VICTORI_A AVGGG Victory std. l. holding long jeweled cross, star in r. field
ex: (delta)//CONOB
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159 Basiliscus. AV solidus 4.4gm18 viewsobv: DN BASILIS_CV PP AVG pearl dia. helm. three quarter facing bust. r., holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman
rev: VICTORI_A AVGGG victory std. l. holding long cross, star in r. field
ex: CONOB
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160 Tiberius II Constantine, AD 578-58242 viewsGold solidus, 23mm, 4.36g, gVF
Struck at Constantinople c. AD 579-582
D M Tib CONS-TANT PP AVI, bust facing, wears cuirass and crown with cross and pendilia, holds globus cruciger in right and shield decorated with horseman with left / VICTO(R)I-A AVCC Θ cross potent on four steps, CONOB in exegrue
Ex: Harlan Berk
DOC 4i; Sear 422; Berk 76
Lawrence Woolslayer
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165 Tiberius II Constantine, AD 578-58245 viewsGold solidus, 21mm, 4.41g, VF
Struck at Constantinople c. AD 579-582
D M Tib CONS-TANT PP AVI, bust facing, wears cuirass and crown with cross and pendilia, holds globus cruciger in right and shield decorated with horseman with left / VICTORI-A AVCC E cross potent on four steps, CONOB in exegrue
Ex: Beast Coins
DOC 4e; Sear 422; Berk 76
Lawrence Woolslayer
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168 Constans II, AD 641-66834 viewsGold solidus, 18mm, 4.46g, aEF
Struck c. AD 659-662 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and beardless Constantine IV, each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORI-A A-VGU Δ+, long cross on globus between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue. Obverse double struck, reverse flan mark in center.
Ex: Glenn Woods
Sear 963; DOC 29g var; MIB 30
Lawrence Woolslayer
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170 Constans II, AD 641-66857 viewsGold solidus, 20.2mm, 4.48g, EF
Struck AD 661-663 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and Constantine IV, beardless (on right), each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU H, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Sear 964; DOC 30g; Wroth 58; Tolstoi 304; Ratto 1606
Lawrence Woolslayer
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172 Constans II, AD 641-66838 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.41g, EF
Struck c. AD 661-663 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and beardless Constantine IV, each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU A, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue.
Ex: Glenn Woods
Sear 964; DOC 30a; MIB 31
Lawrence Woolslayer
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180 Constantine IV Pogonatus, AD 668-68533 viewsGold solidus, 18mm, 4.31g, aEF
Struck at Constantinople c. 674-681
DN C-A-NUS P, bust facing, head slightly to right, wears short beard, cuirass, and helmet with plume and diadem; holds spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman / VICT(O)A [AVGU], cross potent on base with three steps between Heraclius (left) and Tiberius; each figure wears chlamys and crown, and holds globus cruciger, CoNoB in exergue
Ex: Harlan Berk
DOC 8 var; Sear 1154v; Berk -
Lawrence Woolslayer
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36. Basil I Fouree Solidus13 viewsByzantine Empire
Basil I, the Macedonian.
867 - 886 AD.
Plated Solidus. 19.86mm, 2.00g.

O: Christ seated facing.

R: Busts of Basil and Constantine facing.

S.1704. Fine.

Ex Ancient Treasures
Sosius
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36428 viewsValens
Solidus
Obv: DN VALENS PER F AVG
Diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE
Emperor standing right holding labarum and victory on globe
Antioch mint
RIC IX Antioch 2d
mauseus
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4.0 Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine AV Solidus46 viewsHeraclius
610-641
and his son Heraclius Constantine
613-641
Constantinople Mint
21.1 mm, 4.449 g
Sear 743. DO 20.
EF, with light flat areas

AU Solidus, minted between 626 and 629 CE at Constantinople
obv. dd NN hERACLIVS ET hERA CONST PP AV/. facing busts of Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, cross above
rev. VICTORIA AVGU Q. cross potent on three steps, CoNoB in ex.
scarce officina
1 commentsEcgþeow
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620 Focas, 602-61035 viewsAV solidus, 20.5mm, 4.39g, gVF
Struck 607-609 at Constatinople
DN FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTOR[IA] AVGU S, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger, CON OB in exg
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 620; DO 10f.2
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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620 Focas, 602-61017 viewsAV solidus, 20.6mm, 4.45g, Ch aEF
Struck 607-609 at Constatinople
DN FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA AVGU S, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger, CON OB in exg
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 620; DO 10f
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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A. Postumius A.f. S.n. Albinus - AR serratus denarius9 views²Sardinia
¹Rome
¹²81 BC
veiled head of Hispania right
HISPAN
togate figure standing left, extending hand toward legionary eagle right; fasces with axe right
A· // (AL)BIN // N·S·
POST·A·F
¹Crawford 372/2, Sydenham 746, RSC I Postumia 8, BMCRR I Rome 2839, SRCV I 297
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Solidus

Refers to the praetorship of L. Postumius Albinus over Spain and his successful expeditions against the Vaccaei and Lusitani, and the levying of troops for this campaign.
Johny SYSEL
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Abdera - AR hemiobol12 views
475-448 BC
forepart of gryffin left
scallop shell within insuce square
May 198-9; SNG Copenhagen 319
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Abdera - AR obol8 views473-448 BC
seated griffin left rising leg
quadripartite incuse square
May 191; SNG Cop. 312 ff.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Anastasius solidus20 viewsAnastasius ( 491-518 ) , AV Solidus , 491-498 , Constantinople. Off . H. Right : B. three-quarters face , holding a spear and shield. Reverse: VICTORI -A AVCCCH / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long cross. On the right, a star. Sear, 3; O.D. 3g ; M.I.B. 4 4,37gChance Vandal
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Arcadius RIC X, 29160 viewsArcadius 383 - 408, son of Theodosius I
AV - Solidus, 4.40g, 21mm
Constantinopolis 9.officina, ca. 403 - 408
obv. DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG
bust cuirassed, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. NOVA SPES REI PVBLICAE
Victory sitting r. on cuirass, shield behind, with l. hand holding shield
on l. knee, scribing with r. hand XX above XXX on it.
field: star and Theta
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 29
R2; good VF
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OB, possibly from Greek obryzon = refined (gold). In the later Roman Empire the word was regularly used to describe gold which had been melted down and testet before being returned for minting
Jochen
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Arcadius solidus54 viewsObserve: D.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGS
Mint: CONOB
Weight:4,4 gr.
Corduba
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Arcadius solidus54 viewsObserve: D.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG. In the field, M.D. In the exergue COMOB
Mint: Mediolanum.
Weight: 4,4 gr.
Corduba
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, altar 25 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with quiver and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩN, lighted altar
AE, 2.22g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1857 (this coin)
Ex Solidus Online-Auktion 12, 18 Feb. 2017, lot 239
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena10 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.27g, 11mm
Ref.: SNG Paris 1558
Ex Solidus Numsimatik, auction11, Lot 100
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Basiliscus - Solidus94 viewsBasiliscus & Marcus AV Solidus. Constantinople mint, 475-476 AD. D N BASILISCI ET MARC P AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, & cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear & shield / VICTORIA AVGGG I, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; star in right field, CONOB in ex.
RIC 1024 . Rare.
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BASILISCUS and MARC.88 viewsAV solidus. Constantinople 475-476 AD. 4,49 grs. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield . D N bASILISCI ET MARC P AVC / Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross. Star in right field. VICTORI-A AVGGG. CONOB in exergue.
Officina delta.

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BRANDENBURG - GEORGE WILHELM97 viewsBRANDENBURG - GEORGE WILHELM - 1619-1640 Silver Solidus, 1633. Obv.: GW monogram in beaded circle, shield below divides legend: SOLIDVS PRVSSIAE 1627 Rev.: Eagle in circle. Ruler's names & titles. Konigsburg mint. Reference: KM #113. dpaul7
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BRANDENBURG - GEORGE WILHELM - 1619-1640142 viewsBRANDENBURG - GEORGE WILHELM - 1619-1640 Silver Solidus, 1627. Obv.: GW monogram in beaded circle, shield below divides legend: SOLIDVS PRVSSIAE 1627 Rev.: Eagle in circle. Ruler's names & titles. Reference: KM #113.dpaul7
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Byzantine coin weight37 viewsA bronze Byzantine coin weight for 3 solidi from the 7th century AD. N Gamma below a cross all enclosed within wreath. N = Nomisma (ie solidus), gamma = 3.mauseus
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Byzantine coin weight7 viewsA bronze Byzantine coin weight for 3 solidi from the 7th century AD. N Gamma below a pellet cross. N = Nomisma (ie solidus), gamma = 3.mauseus
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Byzantine Constant II Solidus7 viewsConstans II. 641-668. AV Solidus, thick fabric, small module.

Obv.: DN CONSTANTINI PP, short beard bust facing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross on globe.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGU[delta]A , cross potent three steps; mintmark CONOB.

Sear 1035.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II69 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II (641-668 AD) AV Solidus. Struck c. 661-663 AD. Constantinople. Facing busts of Constans, bearded and Constantine IV, beardless; cross between heads D N CONST. . ./ VICTORIA AVGU Cross potent on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius. CONOB in exurge (Constantinople mint). Sear # sb0964. 4.42 g. Coin was mounted in 18k bezel, so some minor field damage. dpaul7
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Byzantine empire / Emperor Constans II. AD 641-66837 viewsConstans II. AD 641-668. AV Solidus (19.6mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 651/2-654. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set upon three steps; S//CONOB. DOC 19f; MIB 23; SB 956. Choice EF, edge filed in a couple of places. Sam
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.45 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

FORVM / The Sam Mansourati Collection.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage (Sear 1039; DOC 119; MIB 66)8 viewsQuant.Geek
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 3 (Sear 1030; DOC 108; MIB 57.1)9 viewsObv: D N CON-TΛNTIN VPP Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: VICTORI AAVς Γ; Cross potent set on three steps; P to right; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AV Solidus, Carthage (Sear 1043; DOC 125; MIB 72b)14 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing busts of Constans, holding globus cruciger, and Constantine
Rev: Cross potent set on globe; at sides, crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; P below
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 12 (Sear 1037; DOC 116; MIB 64)12 viewsObv: D N CO-NSTANT; Crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG; cross potent set on three steps; IA/CONOB in exergue



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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 14 (Sear 866; DOC 202; MIB 83) 6 viewsObv: D-N ЄR-ACLIO P P IΔ; crowned, cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, wearing pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand
Rev: VICTORIA • AVGG A; cross potent set on three steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 6 (Sear 867; DOC 208; MIB 84a)11 viewsObv: D N ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRA CONST P P S; To left, bust of Heraclius with short beard; to right, smaller bust of Heraclius Constantine, beardless; each wears cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross; Between heads, cross
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVCC S; Cross potent on base and two steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 7 (Sear 867; DOC 209; MIB 84a)5 viewsObv: D N ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRA CONST P P Z; To left, bust of Heraclius with short beard; to right, smaller bust of Heraclius Constantine, beardless; each wears cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross; Between heads, cross
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVCC Z; Cross potent on base and two steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) AV Solidus, Carthage (Sear 681; DOC 108; MIB 32)9 viewsQuant.Geek
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842 CE) Ꜹ Solidus, Constantinople (Sear 1670)15 viewsObv: ΘЄO-FILOS; Bust facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on triangle, holding in right hand globus cruciger
Rev: ΘЄ-OFILOS; Similar bust to obverse, but wearing loros and holding in right hand cross potent
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Byzantine Justin II Solidus 12 views Byzantine Justin II Solidus -
Justin II (565-578). AV Solidus, Constantinople mint.

Obv. : DN IVSTINVS PP AVI. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield.
Mirrored Rev.: VICTORIA AVGGG S. Constantinople seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; in exergue, CONOB.

Sear 345.
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Byzantine Justinian I - Solidus110 viewsJustinian I (AD 527-565). Gold solidus. Constantinople, ca. AD 527-537. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG, Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters right, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder / VICTORI-A AVGGG S, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

DO 3f. MIB 5. Sear 137.
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Byzantine Justinian Solidus - Victory10 viewsWilliamBoyd
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Byzantine weight17 viewsByzantine coin weight for one solidusmauseus
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BYZANTINE, Constans II, Solidus, Sear 95955 views4.41 gramsRichard T3
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BYZANTINE, Constantine IV, AV Solidus.109 viewsConstantine IV, Pogonatus, 15 July 668 - 10 July 685 A.D.

Cf. Sear 1153.
Constantine IV ruled jointly with his father, Constans II, from A.D.654 to A.D.668, and then with his brothers, Heraclius and Tiberius, from A.D.659 until A.D. 681.
Constantine IV, Pogonatus should be credited with saving Europe from Muslim conquest when, after besieging Constantinople for four years, the Arabs led by caliph Muawija I were forced to retreat. The use by the Byzantines of the famous "Greek Fire" having made the city impregnable. In A.D.681 Constantine IV deposed his two brothers. Constantine IV was succeeded by his 16 year old son Justinian II in A.D.685.

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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, c.A.D.610-641, AV Solidus118 viewsAlthough Heraclius decisively defeated Parthia, his army was in turn defeated by the invading Muslims when a sandstorm blinded his troops at the battle of Yarmuk and as a result, the Levant, Egypt and North Africa were all lost.2 commentsgoldcoin
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Solidus287 viewsHeraclius AD 610-641, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. Gold Solidus Constantinopolis, 5th officina, AD 638/9-641
Heraclius (in centre), Heraclius Constantine (on r.) and Heraclonas (on l.), all standing facing, holding globus cruciger
VICTORIA AVGЧE; cross potent set on three steps, monogram to left; CONOB in ex
Sear 769; 4.46g; 20mm

This coin is resting at least 75 years in private collections, as it came with a ticket dated 8th of May 1936, Robert Ball Nchf., Berlin, Germany.
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Solidus12 viewsHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine Solidus. Circa 616-625 AD. Gold (21mm, 4.30g). Constantinople mint. Large bust of Heraclius with simple crown and small bust of Heraclius Constantine, facing / Cross on three steps. Sear 738, MIB-11gapalp
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BYZANTINE, Justin I, AV solidus56 viewsThe pig farmer who would be emperor...sounds like gladiator a lil bit.
Justin I AV Solidus. Constantinople, AD 518-527. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield with horseman device on left shoulder, spear across right shoulder / VICTORIA AVGGG Δ, angel standing facing holding long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.
Sear 56; DOC 2; MIBE 3. 4.46g, 21mm, 5h.
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BYZANTINE, Justin II, AV solidus, A.D.565-57864 viewsAV-Solidus, Constantinopolis, 6. Offizin; 4.42 g. Gepanzerte Büste v. v. mit Helm, Victoria auf Globus und Schild//Constantinopolis sitzt v. v. mit Zepter und Kreuzglobus.
DOC 4 e; Sear 345.
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV Solidus, A.D.527-565102 viewsBYZANTINE COINS
Justinian I (527-565)
(D) Solidus (4.39 g), Constantinopolis, 1 Officina, AD 542-565. Bust / Victoria.
Sear 140, 7 MIB, summer 4.3. Clipped minimal, minor scratches.

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BYZANTINE, Justinianus I.669 viewsJustinianus
AU Solidus
Obv: DNIVSTINANVSPPAVI - Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing facing, holding cross and globus cruciger. 527-538 (Constantinople).
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BYZANTINE, Leo III & Constantine V, AV Solidus, Constantinople c.A.D.737-741.83 views
Leo III, the Isaurian, 717-741 AD. ruling with Constantine V, 720-741 AD. Struck at Constantinople c.A.D.737 - 741.
Obv: Crowned facing bust of Leo, holding globus cruciger and akakia; d N O LEO-N PA MUl.
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding globus and akakia; d N CONST-ANTINuS.
Sear 1504, DOC III 7b.
4.37gm.
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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius AV (Fouree) Solidus532 viewsMaurice Tiberius AV Solidus.
Obverse: D N MAVRC TIb PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger
Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC, angel holding long P-headed cross and globus cruciger; Exergue: CONOB.
Attribution: DOC I 5f; MIB II 6. SBV #sb0478 (Thanks to Wildwinds.com)
This coin seems heavy to be plated silver. I have yet to weigh it. I believe the core to be lead; however, I am unsure.
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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Solidus68 viewsDate: 582-602 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger.
Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding staff terminating in Christogram and globus cruciger.
BCV 477
Bought on CNG, ex John A. Seeger Collection. Pic made by CNG
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BYZANTINE, Mauricius Tiberius55 viewsMauricius Tiberius, 582 - 602 AD
Solidus, Constantinopel, 4,29g, VF

obv: O.N.MAVRC.TIb.PP.AVG (Dr. and cuir. bust facing, wearing plumed helmet and holding gl. cr.)
rev: VICTORIA AVGGI (officinae I), (angel stg. facing, holding staff surmounted by P and gl.cr.; in ex., CONOB)

"Maurice Tiberius
August 13, 582 through November 22, 602.
Maurice Tiberius was an excellant military officer and was responsible for the curbing the Persians during the end of Justin II's reign. And during his reign he used diplomatic means to bring peace with the Persians. The western part of the empire saw a reuniting of control over much of Italy, Sicily and North Africa, but the Balkans proved to be his downfall. Due to losses of territory and prestige in the Balkan peninsula, a military revolt occurred with Phocas taking over as emperor. Maurice Tiberius and his two sons fled Constantinople, only to be slain a month or so later"
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BYZANTINE, Tiberius III Apsimar, A.D.698-705, AV Solidus109 viewsTIBERIUS III (Apsimar). 698-705 AD. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.01 gm, 6h). Italian mint.
Obv: d TIbE RI Au, crowned and cuirassed facing bust, holding spear and shield.
Rev: VICTORIA AuSu, cross potent on three steps; small crosses flanking; CONOB.
DOC II 22 (Syracuse); MIB II 34 (Syracuse); SB 1381 (Syracuse). VF, ragged flan. Rare.
All the references ascribe this piece to Syracuse, but style and more importantly the metal content are not normal for Syracuse at this period. Probably one of the Italian mints, but Ricotti Prina, the source for a number of Italian attributions, does not list this coin.
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Caracalla - Midaion3 views211-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
ANTΩNEINOC__AVΓOVCTOC
Athena standing left wearing helmet, holding patera and scepter
MIΔA_EΩN
Von Aulock, Phrygien II, S. 105, Nr. 786.
15,4g
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)22 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
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Constans II and Constantine IV, AV Solidus, Constantinople mint18 viewsAD 641-668
4.54 grams
Obv.: dN CONSTANTINUS C CONSTAN, crowned facing busts of Constans, with long beard on left, and Constantine, beardless, on right, both wearing chlamys; cross between their heads.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter, cross potent on three steps; mintmark CONOB+.
SB 961
Purchased on eBay – coin was certified at the time of purchase
NGC Ch AU: Strike 4/5: Surface 4/5
Richard M10
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Constans II Solidus31 viewsConstans II AV Solidus. Carthage mint. (645/6 AD).

Obv: DN CONS TATIN P, beardless facing bust, in crown & chlamys, holding globus cruciger / VICTO RIAVGGG, cross potent on three steps; P in right field; /CONOB.

Sear 1030
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Constans II with Constantine IV (AD 641-668)15 viewsConstans II Pogonatus (AD 641-668), with Constantine IV. AV solidus (20mm, 4.39 gm, 7h). NGC MS 4/5 - 3/5, edge filed.Constantinople, 3rd officina, AD 654-659. d N CONStA-tINЧS Є CONStANt, facing busts of Constans II (on left), wearing long beard and mustache, and Constantine IV (on right) beardless, both wearing crown and chlamys pinned at right shoulder; cross above between them / VICTORIA-AVΣЧ Γ, cross potent set on three steps; CONOB below. Sear 959. From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Baldwins, Auction 5 (October 1995), lot 121.arash p
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Constans II, AD 641-66815 viewsAV Solidus, 20mm, 4.3g, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv.: d N CONSTANTINVS C CONSTAI, facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV (beardless) each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGy S, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.
Reference: Wroth BMC 46, SBCV 959.
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Constans RIC VIII, Siscia 114697 viewsConstans 337 - 350, son of Constantin I
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 20mm
Siscia AD 342
obv. FL IVL CONS - TANS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, rosette-diademed head r.
rev. OB VICTORIAM TRIVMPHALEM
2 Victories standing facing, holding between them shield inscribed
with VOT X MVL XX in four lines (var. A)
exergue: SIS star
RIC VIII, Siscia 114; C.90
R3; EF, with no signs of circulation or wear except daggers mark across
lower revers

Allusion to the victory in the war against the Franks 341/342
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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Constantin IV Solidus30 viewsCONSTANTINE IV. 668-685 AD. AV Solidus. Carthage mint. Struck 668 AD. Helmeted facing bust, holding spear and shield / Cross potent on three steps; flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing; pellet to left of cross.

Ref.: Sear, 1188; R., 1651; B.N. 4; D.O. 43; M.I.B.III 20.

Rare
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Constantine I AV Solidus108 viewsConstantine I AV Solidus, struck at Siscia on the occasion of the Tricennalia. 335 AD. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, 3/4 facing, head right. / VICTORIA CONSTANTINI AVG, Victory seated right by cuirass and shield, holding shield incribed VOT XXX; SIS in ex. RIC 242 (This example cited)

VERY RARE
GOOD EXTREMELY FINE

Ex. A. J. Evans Collection
Ex. H. C. Levis Collection
Ex. Naville & Cie, Genva 3 (Lucerne 1922), 195;
Ex. Naville & Cie, Geneva - Ars Classica 11 (Lucerne 1925), 998 et 17 (Lucerne 1934), 1905;
Ex. Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel 73 (1988) 272
Ex. Hess-Divo 2007
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Constantine I RIC VII, Ticinum 31459 viewsConstantine I the Great AD 307-337
AU - Solidus, 4.48g, 19mm, 0°
Ticinum, autumn AD 315
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS PF AVG
laureate bust r.
rev. RESTITVTORI LIBERTATIS
Emperor in military dress, stg. l., short sceptre on l. arm, receiving
globe from Roma, std. r. on throne, holding sceptre.
exergue: SMT
RIC VII, Ticinum 31
very rare! nearly EF
added to www.wildwinds.com

RESTITVTOR LIBERTATIS means: "He has eliminated all his competitors." (Vogt, Orbis, p.162)

This Solidus I have seldom seen. The first Solidi were struck end of AD 310 in Trier, then in Arles. Ticinum started in autumn AD 315 with the issue of these new denomination. This type therefore is one of the earliest Solidi struck in Italy for Constantine. Interesting is its size: With 19mm it is smaller than the later Solidi. And with its thickness too it reminds a bit on the older Aurei!
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Constantine II AV Solidus131 viewsConstantine II AV Solidus. Nicomedia. 324 AD. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate draped and curiassed bust right / PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Prince standing left, looking right, in military dress, holding parazonium on l. arm, standard with eagle holding wreath in r. hand; to r., another standard with hand. RIC 74

EXTREMELY RARE - Only two other examples cited by RIC, both in museum collections.
EXTEMELY FINE
SPLENDID STYLE

Ex. Stock Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel
From a small hoard discovered around 1980 in Egypt.
Ex. Hess-Divo 2007
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Constantine V and Leon III91 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
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CONSTANTINOPLE: Leo I23 viewsLeo I. AD 457-474. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 462 or 466. D N LEO PE RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. RIC X 605; Depeyrot 93/1. VF, “X” graffito on obverse, a few light marks on reverse.3 commentsMolinari
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Constantius ii21 viewsGold solidus nicomedia mint 351 adCaesarincarnate
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Constantius ii25 viewsGold solidus nicomedia mint 351 ad,ric 74, obv pearl-diademed draped cuirassed bust of Constantius ii facing right, rev Gloria Rei pvblicae Roma seated facing, constantinopolis facing left, supporting between them wreath containing vot xxx mvlt xxxx in four lines, Roma holding spear in left.Caesarincarnate
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Constantius II and Constantine IV59 viewsSolidusantvwala
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Constantius II Gold solidus83 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017

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Constantius II solidus, Antioch, 337-361 AD177 viewsConstantius II
AV – Solidus, 21 mm, 4.05g
Antioch, 337-361 AD
FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG
draped, cuirassed bust r.
GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis seated holding hield with VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX
SMANI in ex.
RIC VIII Antioch 83
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Dioskourias - AE11 viewstimes of Mithradates VI Eupator
105 - 90 BC
caps of the Dioskouroi (pilei) surmounted by stars
thyrsos
ΔI_OΣ / KOV_PIA / Δ_OΣ
SNG BM 1021
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Domitian RIC-656102 viewsAR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
RIC 656 (R). BMC 147. RSC 246.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS•P•P•P•; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Ex Solidus Numismatics, eBay, 17 June 2015.

Domitian did not take the consulship in 89, so this rare denarius is dated by TR P VIII between September 88 and September 89. The date can be further narrowed down by the 17th imperial acclamation. A military diploma dated 7 November, 88 records Domitian as IMP XVII, so this issue must have been struck briefly at the end of 88, perhaps just a month or so due to the rarity of the acclamation number on the denarii. Domitian's imperial acclamations were piling up fairly rapidly during this time period due to increased military activity along the Danube.

A solid denarius in fine style.
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Domitian RIC-764103 viewsAR Denarius, 3.51g
Rome mint, 93-94 AD
RIC 764 (C3). BMC 220. RSC 282.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Solidus, eBay, 3 December 2013.

The early 90s was a period when large numbers of denarii were struck, probably the largest issues of the reign. Although this is a very common coin it is in uncommonly fine style and condition. There were many hurriedly prepared dies struck during this time, fortunately this is one of the better ones.

A wonderful coin in hand.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-784170 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 784 (R2). BMC 237B. RSC 296.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Altar, with two figures of soldiers, flanked by aquilae; under each aquila on top of the altar is a seated captive
Ex Solidus, eBay, 13 April 2014.

The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse types (winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare however and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius has one of the new reverse types consisting of an altar and is quite impressive. The altar with its aquilae and soldiers is obviously military in nature and may perhaps be a commemorative issue.

A typical example of the mint's late period style in good metal and nicely centred. Same dies as CGB.fr, MONNAIES 55, lot 138.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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EB0945 Zeno / Victory37 viewsZeno 474-491, AU Solidus, Constantinople Mint.
Obverse: D N ZENO PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter Γ, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field. Mintmark CONOB.
References: RIC X 910.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.435g.
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Focas AD602-AD61027 viewsAV Solidus 22mm
Die axis 225 degrees
SBCV 618
Constantinople mint
FORVM purchase
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Galerius Concordia Militum Ӕ post-reform radiate fraction (295 - 299), Cyzicus mint5 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped (?) and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MI-LITVM + KB in lower centre, Prince (the left figure) standing right in military dress, holding parazonium or baton of imperium, receiving small Victory with a wreath and palm branch on globe from naked Jupiter (the right figure) standing left holding tall scepter.

Ӕ, 20mm, 2.36g, die axis 6h, base metal seems red, high copper content.

Galerius ruled as Caesar from 293 to 305, but most sources give minting years for this type of coin as 295-299.

RIC VI Cyzicus 19b (18b?), Sear 3713. 19b has cuirassed and draped bust, 18b -- only cuirassed. I think the edge of the military cape on the shoulder means it is draped in this case, but distinction seems very vague to me. Looking at coins identified as 18b and 19b I cannot see any clear pattern, it seems that many are confused in this respect just like myself.

GALerius VALerius MAXIMIANUS NOBilitas CAESar (in this era the title of "junior" emperor while Augustus was a "senior" one), CONCORDIA MILITVM = [Dedicated to] harmony with the soldiers, K = Kysikos (Cyzicus) mint, B = officina Beta (workshop #2). The figure to the right is naked except for a cape, so it is a god, the sceptre points to him being Jupiter, the ruler of gods. Jupiter is also typically associated with Victory, he was often depicted with Victory in the right hand and sceptre in the left. The line across his head probably designates a wreath, also a common feature of Jupiter. Victory holds her common attributes, the triumphal wreath and a palm branch, the orb she stands on represents the world (thus meaning dominion over it). Round Earth was a firmly established concept in Roman times. The left figure, the prince (Galerius in this case) is identified by his full battle dress and the hand-held short elongated shape, which is either the ivory baton of imperium (the high command) or, more likely, a parazonium, a long triangular dagger, typically cradled in the bearer's left arm. A Roman parazonium blade tended to be leaf shape and approximately 15"-19" long. It was a ceremonial weapon, a mark of high rank, used to rally the troops.

GALERIUS, * c. 250, near Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) or in a Dacian place later called Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad, Serbia) † late Apr or early May 311 (aged ~60), Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) ‡ 1 Mar or 21 May 293 – 1 May 305 (as Eastern Caesar, under Diocletian), 1 May 305 – late Apr or early May 311 (as Eastern Augustus with many co-emperors).

Galerius was born of humble parentage and had a distinguished military career. On March 1, 293, he was nominated as Caesar by Diocletian, the supreme ruler of the empire, to help him govern the East. Galerius divorced his wife and married Diocletian’s daughter, Valeria. After ruling from Egypt from 293 to 295, Galerius assumed command of defensive operations against the Sasanians in 297. After being defeated, he then won a decisive victory that increased his influence with Diocletian. Galerius next proceeded to the Balkans and won numerous victories in the region. A staunch pagan, he persuaded the emperor to initiate the persecution of the Christians at Nicomedia in 303.

When Diocletian abdicated on May 1, 305, Galerius became Augustus of the East, ruling the Balkans and Anatolia. Since Galerius had arranged the appointment of two of his favourites, Maximinus (his nephew) and Flavius Valerius Severus, to be Caesars in both East and West, he was in effect the supreme ruler. When Constantius Chlorus died in 306, Galerius insisted that Severus govern the West as Augustus, but he grudgingly conceded the subordinate title of caesar to Chlorus’s son, Constantine, who was correctly suspected of Christian sympathies. Galerius’s supremacy was, however, short-lived. Severus was soon overthrown (306) and killed by Maxentius (son of the former emperor Maximian). Galerius invaded Italy but was forced to retreat. In 308 he induced Diocletian and Maximian to meet him at Carnuntum on the Danube and to declare Maxentius a usurper. On November 11, Galerius proclaimed as Augustus of the West his friend Licinius, who had effective control only in the region of the Danube.

A ruthless ruler, Galerius imposed the poll tax on the urban population and maintained the persecution of the Christians. In the winter of 310–311, however, he became incapacitated with a horrible disease. Fearing, perhaps, that his illness was the vengeance of the Christian God, he issued on April 30, 311, an edict grudgingly granting toleration. Shortly afterward he died. He was succeeded by his nephew Maximinus Daia.

Diocletian's money reform of 293.

Trying to fight the runaway inflation that he did not understand and to return people's faith in Roman coins, Diocletian did a complete overhaul of the Roman monetary system. He introduced a new theoretical base monetary unit called the denarius communis or d.c. (only rarely represented by actual coins, one example being old pre-Aurelian antoniniani still in circulation, valued now at 1 d. c., another – minted only on a small scale 1.5g coin with the reverse legend VTILITAS PVBLICA, "for public use"). Then he started minting new types of coins including a gold aureus of new purity and weight standard (1/60 pound of pure gold), a quality silver coin, argenteus, roughly similar to the early imperial denarius in size and weight, a new billon coin, of a copper alloy but with a small fraction of silver mostly in the form of coating, roughly similar to the old antoninianus when it was just introduced, however bearing now a laureate rather than a radiate bust. This type of coin is now commonly referred to as a follis or a nummus. Finally, a new radiate bronze coin, now referred to as a "radiate fraction" or a radiatus was introduced, similar to the early imperial aes in value, but much smaller in weight and size. There were also rare issues of ½ and ¼ nummus coins, mostly in connection to some celebration. Interestingly, the obverses of these new coins were chosen to represent some identical "generic" image of a "good emperor" independent of the actual likeness of the August or Caesar in whose name they were issued, thus affirming the unity of all the tetrarchy rulers. Very roughly one may think of a new radiatus as a price of one loaf of bread, a new argenteus as a very good daily wage, and a new aureus as a price of a good horse. An approximate relationship between these units was as follows: 1 aureus ≈ 20 argentei ≈ 1000 d.c. (some scholars prefer 25 argentei and 1250 d.c.); 1 argenteus ≈ 5 nummi ≈ 50 d.c.; 1 nummus ≈ 5 radiati ≈ 10 d.c.; 1 radiatus ≈ 2 d.c. Of course we know that this reform was ineffective and inflation continued, so all these values were constantly shifting due to changing markets. Diocletian himself stopped minting argenteus in c. 305, and Constantine in his monetary reforms only re-established a new and highly successful gold standard, solidus (1/72 pound of pure gold, surprisingly actually first introduced also by Diocletian in 301, but only as a pilot version). As for billon and bronze coins, "folles" or "nummi", they were minted in all shapes and sizes all over the 4th century, often horribly debased by inflation, and their values at each point can only be guessed. It seems that in later times up to 1000 small bronze coins were sealed in a leather pouch to produce a reasonable unit of payment, thus giving rise to the name follis (lit. "bag" in Latin), which is now anachronistically applied to many billon and bronze coins of the late 3d and 4th century.
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German States. Brandenburg (Prussia). Friedrich Wilhelm 1640 -1688. Silver Schilling (1/32 Thaler) 1654. 65 viewsGerman States. Brandenburg (Prussia). Friedrich Wilhelm 1640 -1688. Silver Schilling (1/32 Thaler) 1654. + SOLIDUS . PR (Prussian checkerboard shield) USSIAE . 1654, Monogram (FW), surrounded by legend. Stars in outer field! / FRID . WILH . MAR . BR . S . R . I . PL . B, Prussian heraldic eagle. Stars in outerfield!

Schrötter 1900, Kopicki 3982 ( R1 ), KM-263.
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Gordian III Antoninianus, 242 AD, Emperor in Reverse15 viewsObverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL A(VG). Radiate bust of Gordian, draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: P M TR P V COS II P P. Emperor walking to the right, holding spear and globe.
Mint: Rome, 242 AD.

Weight: 4 g. Diameter: 24 mm. Axis: 0º.

Reference: RIC IV 93; RSC 266; Sear 8850.
Provenance: Solidus Numismatik; bought on Ebay, March 2014.
Manuel
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Gratian, solidus, RIC 9 Trier 17 (g) (in sliver)53 viewsObv: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Two emperors seated facing, together holding a globe. Behind and between them the upper portion of a Victory with outspread wings; between and below, a palm-branch
Exe: TROBT
Mint: Trier
Date: 367-375
Ref: RIC 9 Trier 17 (g)

Modern style.

Dr. Ilya Prokopov's Fake Ancient Coin Reports
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Halikarnassos - AR hemiobol4 viewsc. 400-340 BC
head of ram right
head of young male right
?
SNG Helsinki 873; SNG Kayhan 996, SNG Keckmann 868.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine29 viewssolidusantvwala
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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine41 viewsSolidus1 commentsantvwala
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Heraclius and Sons Gold Solidus31 views70051. Gold solidus, Wroth BMC 76; Tolstoi 410; DOC II part 1, 44f (no examples in the collection, refs Wroth); SBCV 770; Hahn MIB 53; Sommer 11.35; Morrisson BnF -, aEF, luster, tight flan, graffiti on obverse and reverse, 4.336g, 19.3mm, 180o, 8th officina, Constantinople mint, 639(?) - 641;

obverse Heraclius in center taller with mustache, long beard; standing with Heraclius Constantine on right, Heraclonas on left, sons beardless and equal height, all wear crown, chlamys and tablion ornamented with pellets, and hold globus cruciger in right;

reverse VICTORIA AVGu H, cross potent on three steps, Heraclian monogram left, E right, CONOB in ex

In 632, Heraclonas, Heraclius younger son, was designated Caesar and added to the coinage. Heraclonas was seven years old. The Heraclian monogram on the reverse replaces the more typical obverse inscription.
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Heraclius AV solidus Constantinople Sear 73816 viewsTask_Force
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Heraclius Gold Solidus SB 74128 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, Gold Solidus, Constantinople 9th Officina,
Struck 616 - 625 AD, 20mm, 4.37g, 7h, DOC 16c; MIB 20; SB 741,
OBV: dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVG, Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above
REV: VICTORIA AVGUΘ, Cross potent set on three steps, Θ to right, CONOB

EX: CNG ESALE 270, Lot 362
Romanorvm
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Heraclius Gold Solidus SB 74933 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, Gold solidus, Constantinople, 7th officina, 610 - 641, 20mm, 4.34g, 6h, Struck 629-632 DOC 26g var., (Z not retrograde), MIB 29, SB 749
20mm, 4.34g, 6h, Struck 629-632 DOC 26g var., (Z not retrograde), MIB 29, SB 749
OBV: ddNNhERACLIYSEThERACONSPPA, Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, cross above
REV: VICTORIA-AVGUZ, Cross potent set on three steps; retrograde Z//CONOB

EX: CNG ESALE 270, Lot 364
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Heraclius Solidus42 viewsAU Solidus
Obv: dNERACOMTPP (indictional year mark) - Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine.
Rev: VICTORIAAVCC(indictional year mark) Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on steps. c.625-627 (Carthage)
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Heraclius Solidus56 viewsAU Solidus
Obv. Crowned & cuir bust facing holding gl. cr., D.N. ERAC [Greek_Lambda] IO PP [Greek_Delta] I (=yr 14 indiction, 625-6 AD)
Rev. Cross potent on two steps, VICTORIA AVGG IE (=yr 15 indiction, 626-7 AD), CONOB in ex.

S.866 from Carthage

Sear notes that some of these coins have different years on obverse and reverse.
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Heraclius Solidus17 viewsAU Solidus
Heraclius 610 - 641 AD - Mint Carthage
Obv: DNERACLIOETERACONSTPP ; Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Rev: VICTORIAAGG(Delta), CONOB in exergue ; Cross Potent on two steps

Ref: W65, S-867 var, DOC-204, Berk-132, MIB-84a, R-1371, BMC-324, BN-3
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Heraclius Solidus35 viewsAV Solidus - 4.49 g.
Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-638. Solidus 625/629. Officina I. Crowned busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing. Heraclius Constantine almost as large as Heraclius. Rev. Cross potent on three steps.

Sear 743.
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Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas55 viewsSolidus, Constantinople, 10th officina, 638-641 AD
S. 769; DO 43
4.34 gm, 20 mm
1 commentsManzikert
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641.36 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.36 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck circa 616-625. Crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above / Cross potent set on three steps; Є//CONOB. DOC 13d; MIB 11; SB 738. VF, minor deposits in devices, traces of underlying luster, areas of flat strike at periphery, reverse struck with worn die, lightly clipped.

Ex Artemide XLIV (12 December 2015), lot 317; CNG 405, lot 589.
1 commentsMolinari
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hhj8.26.34.038 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟVΦΟV ΝΙ[ΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡOC ICTP], in field, O-N. Emperor in military attire standing left with right foot on bound captive, sword in right hand and left hand resting on spear; behind him Nike standing left crowning him with wreath and holding palm branch in left arm.
25 mm, 11.74 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.3
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Honorius98 viewssolidus
Ravenna
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Honorius18 viewsHonorius, 393-423Solidus circa 404-416, AV 4.45 g. D N HONORI – VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. VICTORI – A AVGGG R – M Emperor standing r., holding standard in r. hand and Victory on globe in l., spurning captive with his l. foot. In exergue, CONOB. C 44. RIC 1352. Depeyrot 34/2.1 commentsTLP
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Honorius12 viewsCut out from a picture of my coin using a photoshop type program. Romanorvm
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Honorius Gold Solidus45 viewsHonorius Gold solidus, RIC X 1328, VF, Ravenna, 4.350g, 20.4mm, die axis 180o, 412 - 422 A.D.
OBV: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
REV: VICTORI-A AVGGG, Honorius standing right, active stance, standard in right, Victory on globe in left, left foot treading on captive with bent knees;
R-V across fields, COMOB in ex;

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
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Honorius RIC X, Arcadius 24161 viewsHonorius, AD 393-423, son of Theodosius I
AV - Solidus, 4.47g, 21mm
Constantinopolis 7. officina, 402 - ca. 403
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG
Constantinopolis sitting frontal, head r., with r. foot on prora,
holding sceptre in l. hand and in r. hand globe with Victory
holding wreath
field: l. star, r. reversed Z
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, Arcadius 24; C.3
R2; EF
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PRORA, prow, is the symbol for Constantinopolis, as a city with access to the sea in contrast to Rome
2 commentsJochen
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Honorius RIC X, Mediolanum 1206105 viewsHonorius AD 393-423
AV - Solidus, 4.45g, 21.1mm
Mediolanum AD 395-402
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed , r.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor standing r., holding standard in r. and Victory on globe in l. hand,
treading on captive with r. foot
M-D across fields
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, Mediolanum 1206; DOCLR 712ff; Depeyrot 16/2
EF, mint luster
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
2 commentsJochen
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Honorius RIC X, Ravenna 1310156 viewsHonorius AD 393-423
AV - Solidus, 4.37g, 21mm
Ravenna, after the death of Arcadius AD 408-423
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
Bust helmeted r., draped, cuirassed and diademed, bearded, helmet with three stars
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor stg. facing, holding long staff topped by Tau-Rho and placing l. hand on hilt of
sword; he is crowned by the Hand of God and places r. foot on neck of prostrate
serpent-tailed lion.
in field: R/V
exergue: COB
RIC X, Ravenna 1310; C.43
Rare; nearly EF
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This type was struck probably soon after the death of Arcadius. The uncharacteristically warlike effigy of Honorius may bee seen as a response to the threat posed by the usurpation of Constantine III and the mutinous state of the army. He is bearded, perhaps in mourning for his brother Arcadius. (RIC X)
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Honorius Silver Not Official33 viewsAncient not official Silver Imitation of Gold Solidus.
(Size, 19.7 mm ; Weight: 1.6 g.)

Honorius. (393-423 AD). Gold solidus. Ravenna, 402-406 AD.
D N HONORI—VS P F AVG, bust draped, cuirassed right, seen from front, wearing pearl diadem / VICTORIA AVGGG, emperor standing right placing foot on captive and holding labarum and Victory on globe, R—V in fields, COMOB in exergue.

RIC 1287. Cohen 44
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Honorius solidus46 viewsObserve: D.N. HONORIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG. Inthe field M.D. In the exergue COMOB
Mint: Mediolanvm
Weight: 4,5 gr.
Corduba
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Honorius Solidus53 viewsRIC X 1206 Mediolanum, DOCLR 712ff, 395-423 A.D., struck 394-402 A.D.
21 mm, 4.43 gm
D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right VICTORI-A AVCCC Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive seated left
M-D in fields
COMOB in exergue
("Most likely a single coin find in the Netherlands." Lars Rutten)
Ex: Old Dutch Coll., Rutten & Wieland
3 commentsMark Z
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Honorius, solidus, Victoria Avggg, Ravenna42 views2 commentsantvwala
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John II Casimir Vasa 1665 solidus213 viewsJohann Casimir, Lithuanian Copper Solidus. Bust of King Right IOAN CAS REX / Horseman armed with sword and shield jumping over royal emblem SOLIMAG DVCLIT 1665oneill6217
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Julia Paula - AR Denarius3 viewsRome
220 AD
draped bust right
IVLIA PAVLA AVG
Concordia seated left, holding patera; star to left
CONCORDIA
RIC IV 211 (Elagabalus); Thirion 452; RSC 6a

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Julian II solidus118 viewsObserve: D.N. IVLINVS NOB. CAES.
Reverse: GLORIA REI PUBLICAE.
Mint: SMANZ
Weight: 4,4 gr.
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Justin I Gold Solidus49 viewsJustin I, Byzantine empire, Constantinople, 9th Officina, 518 - 527 AD, 20.8mm, 4.424g, DOC I 2h, Berk 38, Hahn MIB 3, Wroth BMC 1 - 6, SBCV 56,
OBV: D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm ornamented with horseman
REV: VICTORIA AVGGG Θ, angel standing facing, long cross in right, globus cruciger in left, star right
CONOB in ex;

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins

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Justin I solidus19 viewsJustin I 518-527 AV Solidus. Constantinople D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield with horseman device on left shoulder, spear across right shoulder / VICTORIA AVGGG Δ, angel standing facing holding long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; star in right field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 56; DOC 2; MIBE 3. 4.46g, 21mm, 5h.Chance Vandal
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Justin II Gold Solidus149 viewsD N I VSTI NVS P P AVI
helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globe surmounted by crowning Victory and shield.
VICTORI A AVGGG E
Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; CONOB.

E: 5th Officina
Constantinople 565-578 AD
21mm 4.2g
Sear 345

Ex-ANE
SOLD
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Justin II Solidus144 viewsD N I VSTI NVS P P AVI
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globe surmounted by crowning Victory and shield.

VICTORI A AVGGG A
Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; CONOB.

Officina A.

Constantinople 567-578 AD

4.34 g.

Sear 345

VF, holed
Ex-Ritter

SOLD!
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Justin II solidus24 viewsJustin II 565-578 AV-Solidus, Constantinopolis, 6. Offizin; 4.42 g. Gepanzerte Büste v. v. mit Helm, Victoria auf Globus und Schild//Constantinopolis sitzt v. v. mit Zepter und Kreuzglobus. DOC 4 e; Sear 345.Chance Vandal
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Justinian I57 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
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Justinian I24 viewsJustinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.39 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 545-565. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield / Angel standing facing, holding holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right; Z//CONOB. DOC 9g; MIBE 7; SB 140. graffiti on reverse.

From the Iconodule Collection.
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Justinian I (527-565)34 viewsSolidus
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Justinian I - Solidus89 viewsJustinian I (AD 527-565). Gold solidus. Constantinople, ca. AD 527-537. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG, Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters right, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder / VICTORI-A AVGGG T, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

DO 3f. MIB 5. Sear 137.
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Justinian I - Solidus77 viewsJustinian I (AD 527-565). Gold solidus. Constantinople, ca. AD 527-537. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG, Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters right, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder / VICTORI-A AVGGG B, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

DO 3f. MIB 5. Sear 137.
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Justinian I - Solidus79 viewsJustinian I (AD 527-565). Gold solidus. Constantinople, ca. AD 527-537. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG, Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters right, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder / VICTORI-A AVGGG S, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

DO 3f. MIB 5. Sear 137.
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Justinian I AV solidus Constantinople Sear 14026 viewsTask_Force
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Justinian I Solidus172 viewsDN IVSTINIANVS PP AVI
Helmeted cuir. bust of Justinian I front, holding cross on globe and shield

VICTORIA AVCCCΘ
Angel standing front, holding cross on globe and long cross surmounted by Christogram, star at right
CONOB in ex.

9th Officina

Constantinople 527-565 AD

4.49g
SEAR 140
EF with amazing lustre
Ex- Wayne C. Phillips Rare Coins

SOLD
6 commentsJay GT4
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Justinian I solidus20 viewsJustinian I (527-565) (D) Solidus (4.39 g), Constantinople, 1 Officina, AD 542-565. Bust / Victoria.
Sear 140, 7 MIB, summer 4.3. Clipped minimal, minor scratches.
Chance Vandal
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Justinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.42 g, 7h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 545-565.21 viewsJOE GERANIO COLLECTION Justinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.42 g, 7h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 545-565. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield / Angel standing facing, holding long staff terminating in staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right; CONOB. DOC 9g; MIBE 7; SB 140. Good VF, some striking weakness, ding and light graffito (“N”) on reverse.Joe Geranio
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Byblos mint c. 321/0 BC39 viewsHead of young Herakles r. in lion skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated l., retrograde B to l., H beneath throne.

Price -.
Previously unrecorded type that based on style and mint controls is attributed Byblos (Berytos of Price) and dated to c. 321/0 BC in a mintage associated with the withdrawal of the Macedonian Royal army from Egypt to Triparadeisos.

(26 mm, 16.72 g, 9h).

Solidus Numismatik 29 (12 May 2018), Lot 46.

This type is unrecorded in Price. The style together with the retrograde B mint control associate it with the small series of Alexander issues attributed to Berytos by Price, now reattributed to Byblos. It appears that this coinage was struck to help meet the arrears in army pay that resulted from the abortive campaign led by Perdikkas against Ptolemy in Egypt. Perdikkas was assassinated and as the Macedonian Royal army withdrew to Triparadeisos the matter of arrears in pay became a festering issue with the infantry. In an effort to placate the troops it appears that a mint at Byblos was established to coin available silver for at least a token payment to the army.
2 commentsn.igma
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L. Papius - AR serratus denarius7 views²Sardinia
¹Rome
²78 BC
¹79 BC
head of Juno Sospita right waering goat skin; bucket behind
Gryphon springing right; jug below
L.PAPI
¹Crawford 384/1 (symbol 11); Sydenham 773; Papia 1; British museum 1902,0206.106
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,0g
ex Solidus

Gens Papia was Samnite origin and family came from Lanuvium.
Johny SYSEL
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L. Papius Celsus - AR denarius9 viewsRome
45 BC
head of Juno Sospita right. wearing goat skin
wolf right placing stick on fire, eagle left fanning flames with its wings
CELSVS·III·VIR
L.PAPIVS
Crawford 472/1, RSC I Papia 2
3,9g
ex Solidus

Reverse depicts a founder myth from Lanuvium.

"While Lavinium was building, the following omens are said to have appeared to the Trojans. When a fire broke out spontaneously in the forest, a wolf, they say, brought some dry wood in his mouth and threw it upon the fire, and an eagle, flying thither, fanned the flame with the motion of his wings. But working in opposition to these, a fox, after wetting his tail in the river, endeavoured to beat out the flames; and now those that were kindling it would prevail, and now the fox that was trying to put it out. But at last the two former got the upper hand, and the other went away, unable to do anything further. Aeneas, on observing this, said that the colony would become illustrious and an object of wonder and would gain the greatest renown, but that as it increased it would be envied by its neighbours and prove grievous to them; nevertheless, it would overcome its adversaries, the good fortune that it had received from Heaven being more powerful than the envy of men that would oppose it. These very clear indications are said to have been given of what was to happen to the city; of which there are monuments now standing in the forum of the Lavinians, in the form of bronze images of the animals, which have been preserved for a very long time.
...
This myth according to Dionysios occured not in Lanuvium but in Lavinium. And there too the group depicting the myth should have been found. This localisation seems to be an error of the author. On the obv. of this coin appears Juno Sospita. the main centre of her worshipping was Lanuvium, not Lavinium. The allusion to this myth at Horace (Hor. epod. 3, 27, 4) appears directly after the mention of Lanuvium. The confusion of these two sites is not astonishing. Lanuvium and Lavinium were swapped very often and in important documents too like the Fasti. The strong connection with Aeneas in this story of Dionysios can be explained as addition of the author who doesn't miss the chance to beautify the myth. Dionysios ascribes an old age to the myth but this can't be looked at as reliable. But rather a group of statues whose meaning has been lost may be the reason of this aetiological myth (Krumme)." - Jochen's Coins of mythological interest
Johny SYSEL
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L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus - AR - denarius7 views²Campania
south Italy
²83 BC
¹82 BC
bust of Roma right wearing winged helmet
PRO Q_L MANLI
Sulla right in quadriga holding caduceus and reins, Victory flying right holding wreath
L·SVLLA·IM
¹Crawford 367/5, SRCV I 286, RSC I Manlia 4, Sydenham 757
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Solidus

Reverse depicts Sulla's upcoming triumph which was held on 29-30 Janury 81 BC.
Johny SYSEL
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus - AR denarius9 viewsRome
¹²89 BC
head of king Titus Tatius right, palm branch right
A·PV / SABIN
two Roman soldiers running left, each bearing a Sabine woman in his arms
L·TITVRI
¹Crawford 344/1c; Sydenham 698b; Tituria 3; RR1 2324, p.297
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,2g
ex Solidus

The reverse shows the famous rape of the Sabine women.

"The Sabines were ancient people of central Italy ... From the earliest days there was a Sabine element in Rome. After foundation of the double kingdom of Romulus and Titus Tatius the Romans were called Quirites too (populus Romanus Quiritium), referring to Cures, the capital of the Sabinians, where Numa Pompilius was originated too. The story of the rape of the Sabine women to supply wives for the womanless followers of Romulus is a legend explaining this fact. Many Roman religious practices are said to have Sabine origins. Rome was involved in numerous wars with the inland Sabines; Horatius is supposed to have defeated them in the 5th cent. BC, and Marcus Curius Dentatus conquered them in 290 BC. The Sabines became Roman citizens 268 BC. The Samnites were possibly a branch of the Sabines. Anyway often the Samnites were confused by the Romans with the Sabinians." - Jochen's Coins of mythological interest
Johny SYSEL
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Late Roman-Byzantine AE Spherical Barrel Weight92 viewsLate Roman-Byzantine AE Spherical Barrel Weight
A-A on the top surface, "a libra or 72 solidus weight " by Mauseus, thank you Mauseus.
1 Roman Pound=Libra=0,32745kg,
Size: 34x41,5x41,5mm,
weight: 325g,
date: late 5th. centuries.
ref: Hendin-327, p-209, Not in Bendall but cf 25-6.
Q-001
quadrans
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Leo 1st68 viewsLEO I. 457-474 AD. AV Solidus (4.50 gm, 6h). Constantinople mint. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield / Victory standing left holding long jeweled cross, star in right field; S//CONOB. RIC X 605 and 630; Depeyrot 93/1. Good VF1 commentsTLP
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Leo I - AV solidus5 viewsConstantinople
462-466 AD
diademed, helmeted and cuirassed 3/4 facing bust, spear over shoulder
D N LEO PE_RPET AVG
Victory standing left with long cross
VICTORI_A AVGGG B
*
CON OB
RIC X 605, DOC 528
4,42g
Johny SYSEL
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Leo I cf. MEC 335/345139 viewsLeo I 457 - 474
AV - Solidus, 4.18g, 20mm
Lyon(?) AD 516 - 523, under Sigismund (not yet confirmed!)
obv. ON LEO DE - R9ET AYG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. VICTORI - A AYGGG
Victory standing l., holding jeweled long cross in r. hand
field: star and Delta
exergue: CONOB
unattributed Germanic (probably Burgundian), cf. MEC 335/345
(imitates RIC X, 605; AD 462 or 466)
authentization by Prof.Hahn/Wien
but Glenn W.Woods: It is an official issue, with an inexperienced die-cutter for the obv.
unique(?); good VF
ex A. Elsen 74, #490
Jochen
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Leo I RIC X, 605102 viewsLeo I 457 - 474
AV - Solidus, 4.47g, 20mm
Constantinopolis 9. officina, AD 462 or 466
obv. DN LEO PE - RPET AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear arcoss r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Victory standing l., holding jeweled long cross in r. hand
field: star and Theta
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 605; Ratto 244-250; DOCLR. 518
about VF

An official issue of RIC 605 for comparison with the so-called Burgundian imitation!
Jochen
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Livonia (Polish occupied). Sigismund III Vasa (King of Poland & Grand Duke of Lithuania,1587-1632)51 viewsKopicki 8169, Kaminski 2473, Gumowski 1431, KM 5 var.

AR solidus (= szelag), Riga mint, dated 1621, nominal weight 0.90 g., 16 mm.

Obv: • SIG • III • D • G • REX • POL [•] D [•] L [•], crowned S (the monarch’s initial), Z-1 (date) in fields.

Rev: SOLIDVS [• C]I – VI [• RIGE]NSIS •, Riga city arms, dog at 6:00 (privy mark).

This coin was minted on a rolling press, comprised of two heavy iron rollers (cylinders) connected by a toothed wheel to provide synchronous rotation, and powered by horses or water. The dies of the upper roller corresponded to the dies of the lower roller. When a strip of the sheet coin-metal was fed through the rollers, the obverse designs were transferred onto one side of the strip, and the reverse designs were imprinted onto another side. Then the strip with the impressed coin designs was either punched out on a punch press or cut out manually. The corresponding obverse and reverse dies were supposed to be aligned in relation to each other, but they were often misaligned due to the difficulty of maintaining their synchronization, as a roller would often slow down, jam or stall for a fraction of a second during, causing one of the design imprints to be offset in relation to the other. This resulted in a massive production of coins with displaced obverse or reverse designs. On this coin, the reverse design is displaced; the bottom of the design is off the flan, but can be seen on the top of the coin, where a portion of an adjacent coin from the sheet metal is on the flan.
Stkp
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LIVONIA - CHRISTINA of SWEDEN206 viewsLivonia, Riga, under Sweden's Christina 1632-1654 A.D. Silvered billon solidus, crude, aFine. Interestingly, this one has a readable date, unusual for the series, 1654.
Size: 16 mm
dpaul7
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LIVONIA - Christina of Sweden169 viewsLIVONIA - Christina of Sweden, billon Solidus, 1648. Reference: KM#2.dpaul7
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Livonia Billon Solidus. 1645-54 A.D.36 viewsancientone
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Macedonia - AR tetradrachm10 viewsAesiallas Quaestor
Thessalonica
90-75 BC
diademed head of Alexander III right, Horn of Ammon
MAKEΔONΩN
Θ
club, money-chest (cista) left, quaestor's chair (sella curulis) right, all within laurel wreath
AESILLAS
Q
AMNG III 217. SNG Cop. 1330
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Marcian23 viewsMarcian Solidus
20 mm 4.5 gm
O: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, facing, holding shield and spear over shoulder
R: VICTORIA AVGGGZ
Victory supporting long jewelled cross. CONOB in exergue, star in right field
John Campbell
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Marcian RIC IX, 510 40 viewsMarcian, AD 450-457
AV - Solidus, 4.36g, 20mm
Constantinopolis (450), 7th officina
obv. DN MARCIA - NVS PF AVG
Bust, 3/4 facing, helmeted, pearl-diademed with jewel over front, cuirassed,
holding with r.hand spear over r. shoulder, over l. arm shield decorated with
horseman spearing fallen enemy.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG Z
Victory, winged, in long garment, stg. l., holding in r. hand jeweled long-cross.
in r. field star
in ex. CONOB
ref. RIC X, Constantinopolis 510 var. A; Depeyrot 87/1; Hunter 5; DOCLR 481
Scarce, VF
1 commentsJochen
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Maurice Tiberius11 viewsAV Solidus (22mm, 4.50 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 583/4-602. O N mAURC TIb PP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing plumed helmet with pendilia and holding globus cruciger in right hand / VICTORI A AVGG, angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in left hand and long staff terminating in staurogram in right; ς//CONOB. DOC 5f; MIB 6; SB 478. TLP
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Maurice Tiberius Solidus29 viewsMaurice Tiberius AV Solidus.
Struck indictional year 14 (=595/596 AD), Carthage mint.
D N mAVRI-C T P P AN I­, helmeted facing bust, holding globus cruciger / VICTORI-A AVGG, angel standing facing, holding long P-headed cross & globus cruciger; I­/CONOB.

Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb0549
RARE
Tanit
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Maurice Tiberius solidus31 viewsMaurice Tiberius AV Solidus. Struck 583 AD. O N mAVRIC TIbER P P AV, helmeted & cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger & shield with uncertain decoration / VICTORI-A AVGG, angel standing facing, holding long P-headed cross & globus cruciger; Z/CONOB. Sear #477.

4.27g
21mm
fordicus
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Mauritius Tiberius55 viewssolidusantvwala
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.53.07 (plate coin) 16 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 19, 3.62g, 19.34mm, 210°
obv. AV K P CE - P GETAC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI / TWN
Lion walking r.
rev. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.53.7 (this coin)
very rare (R6), F+, green patina
pedigree:
ex Solidus Numismatik Auktion 12, 18.2.2017, Lot 253
Jochen
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MPR 174 only 3rd known specimen22 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI (Mars walking right reverse type)
BUST TYPE: A = radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Rζ
WEIGHT 3.24g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC; 240 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK UNLISTED)
J.Guillemain, MPR 174 (1 ex. in Vienne)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006 (1 ex.)
Collection no. 1168
Note: Rare and desirable reverse type struck only during Rome's second emission.

This is only the third specimen of this type in my Probus database (the other two being in Vienna and M. Vosper collection = ex ebay Solidus 2016-06-12)

Ex M. Griffiths collection
Barnaba6
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OTHO (69 AD), AR denarius, Ceres67 viewsObverse- IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right.
Reverse- PONT MAX, Ceres standing left, holding corn ears in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Silver version of RIC 20 (an aureus), 3.1 g.
NGC F (Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5), cert. #4095350-003.
Ex- Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., November, 2007.
Comments: "Rare second issue of reign", according to HJB. This was the keystone of my original Roman Imperial collection, and the only coin for which I crossed the $500 threshold. When forced to sell my collection after a 2008 layoff, I put it on eBay and took a loss. It went to a buddy, however, and he let me buy it back in August of 2010. I was always fascinated by this short-lived emperor who only lasted three months, and this coin is probably tied with my Zeno solidus as my favorite Roman.
4 commentslordmarcovan
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Philip II style Kassander or Demetrios tetradrachm29 viewsAmphipolis. "Struck under Kassander or his son, Antipater, 316/5-295/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm, on horseback right; below, thunderbolt above Z; dolphin below horse's raised foreleg." or "Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. In the name and types of Philip II." or "These late issues attributed to Amphipolis may actually be the earliest Celtic imitations of Philip II's tetradrachms. They exhibit a more formalized style, and Philip's name is sometimes, as on this particular issue, broken after the second." Le Rider pl. 48. SNG ANS 812.Chance Vandal
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Phocas56 viewsAU Solidus
Obv.: DN FOCA - C PERP ANZ
Rev.: VICTORI - A AVCCZ

Sear 681; DOC 108.1 and 108.2 varieties

Rare
1 commentsTanit
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POLAND - Jan Casimir57 viewsPOLAND - Jan Casimir (1649-1668) Cu Solidus, 1660. KM #110. dpaul7
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Poland. Jan Kazimir (Casimir IV) (1648-1668)119 viewsAE solidus/szelag (crowned type), dated 1664, struck by Titus Livius Boratini (and for this reason the emission is called a boratynka), at the Ujazdów Castle mint, in Warsaw. 16 mm.

Kopicki 1552, Gumowski 1643, KM 110

Obv: • CAS • REX – IOAN, Bust right, T.L.B. beneath.

Rev: SOLID • REG • – POLO • 1664 •, Crowned eagle with outstretched arms, 1 in shield in center.
Stkp
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Poland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1660.107 viewsPoland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1660. IOAN CAS REX, head right / SOLID.REGN.POLON.1660, Crowned eagle with arms on breast.

KM 13
oneill6217
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Poland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1664. 94 viewsPoland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1664. IOAN CAS REX, bust right / SOLID REGN POLON 1664.

KM 13
oneill6217
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Poland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1665.50 viewsPoland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1665. IOAN CAS REX, bust right / SOLID REGN POLON 1665.

KM 13
oneill6217
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Poland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1667.88 viewsPoland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1667. IOAN CAS REX, bust right / crowned eagle with arms on breast.

KM 13
oneill6217
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Poland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus72 viewsPoland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus. IOAN CAS REX, king's bust right / SOLIMAG.DVCLIT1660, Mounted Polish knightoneill6217
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Poland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1666 solidus143 viewsPoland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa, A.D. 1648-1668. IOAN CAS REX, bust of king right / SOLIMAG DVCLIT 1666, Polish Knight on Horseback, armed with shield. Royal emblem below.oneill6217
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Poland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa AE Solidus 1665, 1666 & 1666.80 viewsPoland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa AE Solidus 1665, 1666 & 1666. IOAN CAS REX, bust right / SOLID REG POLO [date] , Crowned eagle with shield on breast.

KM 13
oneill6217
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PROBUS RIC 849 VAR. PERPETVO IMP C M AVR PROBO AVG new photo8 viewsOBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP C M AVR PROBO AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */KA•B•
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22 mm
RIC 849 VAR. (unlisted with KAB mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1328

Extremely rare and desirable obverse legend!

ONLY 3rd example of this type known to me (THE OTHER BEING SOLIDUS 13/340 and Freeman & Sear - F&S Mail Bid Sale #11 / Lot: 413 = WILDWINDS)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Lanz 86 (1998), 691
Barnaba6
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PROBUS VIRTVS AVG (UNLISTED IN RIC REVERSE TYPE) new photo15 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Virtvs dressed as amazon leaning on shield and holding Victory in hand, captif at foot)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//EXXI
WEIGHT 2.89g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-24 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1301

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable reverse type, unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being PECUNEM 25 SOLIDUS Numismatic lot 264
Barnaba6
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RGS, Constantine the Great, AD 307-337167 viewsGold solidus, 20.14mm, 4.43g, gVF
Struck at Thessalonika AD 324
Diademed head right in Hellenistic style / CONSTANTINVS AVC SMTSΔ, Victory seated left holding wreath-bearing Nike and cornucopiae; shield below to right. ERCOA
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC 131 (citing 4 specimens); Cohen 102
6 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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RGS, Julian the Apostate, AD 360-363488 viewsGold solidus, 22.1mm, 4.46g, EF
Struck at Antioch in Syria c. AD 362-3
FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with long beard / VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM, helmeted soldier advancing right, head left, dragging captive with right and holding trophy over shoulder; ANT A in exergue. RCOA
Ex: Freeman & Sear
RIC 197 (citing a specimen at Vienna); Cohen 79 var
9 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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RIC 0099 Domitianus45 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta veiled seated left, with Palladium and sceptre
AR/Denarius (18.63 mm 3.436 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80 A.D.
RIC 99 (R Titus), RSC 380a, BMCRE 83 (Titus), BNF 70 (Titus)
ex Solidus Numismatik Online Auction 8 Lot 207
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0164v2 Domitianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right with aegis (?)
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (19.30 mm 3.308 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
possible variant of RIC 164 (R2), RSC 606, BMCRE 41, BNF 39
ex Solidus Numismatik Online Auction 15 Lot 175
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0392 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, Radiate head right
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S - C (in field), Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
AE/Dupondius (26.02 mm 14.748 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 392 (R2), BMCRE unlisted, 2004/178
ex Solidus Online Auction 10 Lot 154
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0462A Domitianus79 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (35.19 mm 22.56 g 5h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
Unpublished RIC 462 variant (reverse legend ends with AVGVSTI instead of AVGVST)
ex Solidus Numismatik Premium Auction 26 Lot 127, ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 29 lot 497
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0774 Vespasianus17 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VI, Securitas seated left, resting head over right raised arm
AR/Denarius (19.54 mm 3.454 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 770 (C), RSC 367, BMCRE 165, BNF 141
ex Solidus Numismatik Online Auction 23 lot 386
FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 147 b-228 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Trophy with one round and two hexagonal shields; at base, a sword, two javelins and two shields.

Sold by fake seller solidus_2012, eBay, August 31, 2013, for £51.00.
klausklage
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RIC 1574 Titus28 viewsObv: T CAES IMP TR POT, Laureate head right
Rev: ANTIOCHIA, Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche / City Goddess right
AE/Semis (21.96 mm 5.387 6h) Struck in Rome (for Syria) 74 A.D.
RIC 1574 (C, Vespasian), RPC II 1997, BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Solidus Online Auction 10 Lot 132
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 401-220 viewsSestertius, 98-99
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M
Laur. r.
Rev: TR POT COS II P P – S C
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre.

31mm, 23.1g

Sold by notorious fake seller solidus_2012, 18 February 2014, for 65 GBP.
klausklage
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RIC 4286 viewsRIC 428, Ticinum. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP • C • PROBVS • P • F • AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG Cesures: VIRT_V_S AVG

Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: ?
Die Axis: ?
Diameter: ?
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RIC 78056 viewsRIC 780, Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: SOLI INVICTO
Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe & whip.

Mintmark: // XXIV

Diameter: 22 mm.
Weight: 4.13 g.

2 commentsvrtsprb
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RIC 885uc222 viewsNot listed in RIC, close to RIC 885, Nº 2; Serdica. Bust type G variant. Denomination: Antoninianus.
Obverse legend not listed in RIC; legends of type BONO not listed with this reverse.

OBV.: BONO IMP PROBO INVICT AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and buckler.
REV.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping right, riding down enemy, whose shield lies beneath horse.

Mintmark: // KA•Δ•

Weight: 3.64 g.
Die axis: ?
Diameter: 23 mm.
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RIC X, 0202 Theodosius II, 408-45014 viewsAV solidus, 20.4mm, 4.40g, Choice VF
Struck 408-420 at Constantinople
DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust 3/4 face to right, holding spear and shield / CONCORDI-A AVGG I, Constantinoplis enthroned facing, head right, holding sceptre and Victory on globe, right foot on prow, star in left field, CONOB in exg
RIC X, 202S
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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RIGA - (Livonia) Under Poland/Lithuania - Sigismund III 130 viewsRIGA - (Livonia) Under Poland/Lithuania - Sigismund III (1582-1621) Silver Schilling, 1620. Obv.: Large crowned S monogram divides date - Z 0 (20) SIG . III . DG . REX . POL . M . D . L . Rev.: Crowned city arms; SOLIDUS . CI {dog emblem} VI . RIGENSIS Reference: Fedorov #718, KM #5.dpaul7
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RIGA -- Karl XI of Sweden152 viewsRIGA -- Karl XI of Sweden (1660-1697) AR Solidus, 1663. Obv.: CR monogram center; CAROLUS D G REX S Rev.: SOLIDUS CIVI RIG . 63 around crossed keys in decorative border. Reference: Federov #949.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Anastasius, AV Solidus, 491-51835 viewsAnastasius ( 491-518 ) , AV Solidus , 491-498 , Constantinople. Off . H. Right : B. three-quarters face , holding a spear and shield. Reverse: VICTORI -A AVCCCH / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long cross. On the right, a star.
Ref .: Sear, 3; O.D. 3g ; M.I.B. 4 4,37g
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D., Mule with Constantius II Reverse, Gold solidus24 viewsSH24842. Gold solidus, Depeyrot p. 215, 6/5 (2 spec);obverse RIC VIII 74 / reverse Constantius II RIC VIII 71, Choice EF, full circle centering, weight 4.238 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 340 - 350 A.D.; obverse CONSTANS AVGVSTVS, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, all within wreath; reverse VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG (victories of our two lord emperors), two victories facing one another, holding wreath inscribed VOT XX MVLT XXX, TES in exergue, all in wreath; ex Harlan Berk; very rareJoe Sermarini
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Roman Empire, Constantius II ( Unlisted Officina )212 viewsConstantius II. AD 337-361. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.23 g, 12h). Antioch mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 347-355. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right of Constantius II / Roma seated facing and Constantinopolis seated half-left, foot on prow, each holding scepter, supporting shield between them inscribed VOT/ XX/ MVLT/ XXX in four lines; SMANI. RIC VIII 81 var. (unlisted officina); Depeyrot 6/3. VF, digs and scratches on obverse.

From Sam Mansourati Collection / Ex CNG / Ex Kelly J. Krizan, M.D. Collection.
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
4 commentsSam
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.19 viewsSH30322. Gold solidus, RIC VIII Antioch 31, Choice EF, weight 4.540 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 340 - 350 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG (victories of our two lord emperors), VOTIS XV MVLTIS XX within wreath, jewel at top, tied at the bottom, SMAN∆ in exergue; very rare (R3)Joe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Fouree Solidus185 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS AVGVSTVS
Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICAE

21mm 2.39g
unknown illegal mint, after 337 A.D.
1 commentsTRPOT
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Crispus Solidus - "Heroic bust"408 viewsGold solidus, RIC 20, gVF, ex jewelry, 4.046g, 18.5mm, 0o, Cyzicus mint, 324 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, nude bust left holding spear and shield; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG NN, Concordia seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia, SMKE in ex; very rare. Ex J. Kern, ex FORVM.3 commentspaulo
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian, Solidus, RIC 17g C.38 33 views4.49 gramsRichard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius Fouree Solidus (Holed-Perhaps that's how it was detected? : )327 viewsHonorius AV Fouree Solidus. Struck circa 397-402 AD. Constantinople mint? Maybe??!?!. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, diademed & helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder & shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI-A AVGG, Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head right, right foot on prow, holding scepter in left hand, globe in right; S/CONOB. Courtesy Wildwinds.com! Gunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius Solidus74 viewsRIC X 1206 Mediolanum, DOCLR 712ff, 395-423 A.D., struck 394-402 A.D.
21 mm, 4.43 gm
D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right VICTORI-A AVCCC Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive seated left
M-D in fields
COMOB in exergue
("Most likely a single coin find in the Netherlands." Lars Rutten)
Ex: Old Dutch Coll., Rutten & Wieland
Mark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius, AV Solidus151 viewsGold solidus, RIC 1206, aEF, 4.429g, 21.2mm, 180o, Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 395 - 402 A.D.; obverse D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORI-A AVGGG, Honorius treading on captive with r. foot, standard in r. and Victory on globe in l., M-D across fields, COMOB in ex.
3 commentssseverus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius, Solidus, RIC 3017 views4.43 gramsRichard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Libius Severus (Severus III), Struck under the Visigoths384 viewsVISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king. AD 417-507. AV Solidus (4.38 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Libius Severus (Severus III), circa AD 461-466. D N HBIVS SEVE-RVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing facing, right foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and Victory: R-A//COMOB. RIC X 3755 var. (obv. legend); MEC 1, 175 var. (same)2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius I, Solidus RIC 8(b) C.37 31 views4.49 grams.

This coin has the same reverse die as Jochen's solidus. Note the REV die flaw at 10 o`clock
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-483
Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius I, Solidus, RIC 43(var)18 views4.41 grams.
Unlike any Ric 43 Portrait I`ve seen before..It`s been suggested that this is a rare western mint.
Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1316 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
11 commentsLordBest
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC X:36514 viewsThessalonica Mint.
4.50 grams.
Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, AV Solidus76 viewsD N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust head 3/4 right with spear across shoulder & shield decorated with horseman spearing enemy. GLOR ORVI-S TERRAR, Theodosius II standing facing, holding standard and cross on globe; * to left, TESOB.
Original lustre still there.
RIC X:362/3
1 commentsOptimus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 20221 views4.46 grams.
There are three unusual marks projecting from top of right shoulder!
Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 22519 views4.51 grams.Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 23725 views4.43 grams.Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 25721 views4.43 grams.Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 25726 views4.50 grams.Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 25717 views4.44 grams.Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II, Solidus, RIC 29323 views4.57 grams.
Richard T3
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valens, AV Solidus142 viewsValens, 364-378 AD, AV solidus

Obverse: DN VALENS PERP AVG diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE emperor standing, head right, with standard & Victory
Sear 4104

21mm, 4.39 grams
3 commentssseverus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valens, AV Solidus - RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE24 viewsNumis-Student
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valens, Fouree Solidus769 viewsValens Fouree AE Solidus with slight evidence of Gold gilding remaining on the coin. This coin is imitating an official Vlalens Solidus of the Antioch MintGunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian II Solidus56 viewsRIC IX 67b.2 Constantinople, Depeyrot 47/5
4.43 g, 21 mm
DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed, r.
CONCORDI-A AVGGGS, COMOB in exergue
Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head r., holding globe and partly seen spear; r. foot on prow
Rare
2 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian III Solidus48 viewsRIC X 2010 Ravenna, C19, Depeyrot 17/1, 426-430 A.D.
4.47 g, 22 mm
D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGGG, Valentinian standing facing, holding long cross & Victory on globe, foot on human-headed serpent
R-V across fields
COMOB in exergue
Scarce
Mark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE: Theodosius II Gold Solidus104 viewsTheodosius II, Gold solidus, RIC X 202, NGC Choice AU, 5th officina, Constantinople, 4.46g, 22mm, die axis 180o, 408 - 419 A.D.
OBV: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust holding spear and shield decorated with horseman;
REV: CONCORDI-A AVGG Ε, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter and Victory on globe, star left, CONOB in ex;
NGC rated 5/5 for strike

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
3 commentsRomanorvm
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Roman Theodosius II - Solidus95 viewsAU Solidus
Obv.: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG
Rev.: IMP XXXXII COS XVII PP ; Roma seted l., holding cross on globe andspecter.

This type illustrates the difficulties of dating late Roman coins: the reverse legend celebrates the seventeenth Consulate, of 439 AD, but the issue was seemingly struck in 443 AD to pay the tribute to Attila the Hun.
Tanit
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Roman/Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, after 476 AD40 viewsZENO the Isaurian (474-491 AD), AV solidus, Victory, ex-Eliasberg, struck after 476 AD.
Obverse- D N ZENO PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Reverse- VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long cross, two stars in field, CONOB in exergue.
Ex- Stack's auction of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, 4/15/2005, Lot 24.
Original description: "Zeno (emperor of the East, A.D. 476-491). AV Solidus. Thessalonica, A.D. 476 or later. CHOICE VF / RIC 941. Metcalf 223. Choice VF. 4.27 grams, 20.40 mm. Obv Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters facing of Zeno, holding spear and decorated shield. Rev Victory standing l., holding long cross, two stars in field. A scarcer issue. Scratched in right obverse field and holed, otherwise Choice VF. ($80-130)."
(Price realized: $310.50.)
Comments: (Thessalonica? I thought CONOB meant Constantinople?) This has long been a sentimental favorite of mine, and is likely to remain my only ancient gold for a while. The famous pedigree doesn't hurt, either, though this was probably a "junkbox" item for Eliasberg (haha). This is the centerpiece of my trademark "Holey Gold Hat", which I wear to shows.
lordmarcovan
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Romanus III46 viewssolidusantvwala
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RZG, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, AD 945-959 (joint rule)174 viewsGold solidus, 19.8mm, 4.41g, choice EF
Struck at Constantinople
+ IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUM, bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger (with three pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels / CONSTANT CE ROMAN AVGG b R, facing busts of Constantine VII, with short beard (on left) and Romanus II, beardless, both crowned and holding between them long patriarchal cross, Constantine wears loros, whilst his son is clad in chlamys. COA
Ex: Glenn Woods
Sear 1751, DO 15
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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RZG, Justinian II, second reign, AD 705-711204 viewsGold solidus, 19.61mm, 4.2g, EF
Struck c. 705-708 at Constantinople
ON IhS ChS REX REGNANTIUM, bust of Christ facing, with short curly hair and close beard, cross behind head, wearing tunic over colobium, right hand raised in blessing, holding the book of Gospels before him in left / [D N IVSTINIANVS ET] TIbERIUS PP A-, facing half-length figures of Justinian (on left), and his son Tiberius, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding between them with their right hands cross potent on two steps. RCOA
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 1414; DO 2a
Lawrence Woolslayer
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S.870 Wigmund (Aethelweard)7 viewsStyca of Wigmund, archbishop of York (837-854)
Moneyer: Aethelweard
1.13 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +VIGMVND IVEP (retrograde)
R: +EDILVEARD
Motif: 1/1

Aethelweard was an episcopal moneyer. He struck coins for archibishops Eanbald II and Wigmund.
Form a numismatic approach, Archibishop Wigmund is in fact famous thanks to a unique (gold) solidus struck with his name and face .
Droger
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Sear 197a30 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Pentanummium, weight 1.64g, diameter 14mm . Mint of Cherson.

Sear’s book lists this type among the issues of Justinian I, but the reality is a bit more complex. Both Justin I and Justinian I produced coins of this kind and only on the (very uncommon) specimens where the obverse legend is complete and legible can they be distinguished. Hahn plausibly conjectures that the type was introduced soon after 522, the year when the solidus design was changed to include a standing angel holding a long cross and a globus cruciger. The figure on the reverse here, of course, is imperial rather than angelic. Cherson in this period was a frontier military trading post: its currency circulated only locally in the southern Crimean region and its mint did not employ the standard denominational markings used by other Byzantine mints; however, by weight and size the type is fairly certain to be a pentanummium.
Abu Galyon
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Severus III Visigoths - Solidus82 viewsVISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king. AD 417-507. AV Solidus (4.38 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Libius Severus (Severus III), circa AD 461-466. D N HBIVS SEVE-RVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing facing, right foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and Victory: R-A//COMOB. RIC X 3755 var. (obv. legend); MEC 1, 175 var. (same)2 commentsTanit
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solidus obv 2 60x12 viewsdpaul7
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solidus obv 20x9 viewsdpaul7
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solidus obv 60x110 viewsdpaul7
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solidus rev2 60x13 viewsdpaul7
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Solidus Theodosius II45 viewsMint of Constantinopolis

D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG
VOT XX – MVLT XXX S//CONOB

420/422 AD

Ref: RIC.219 (S)
1 commentsbyzancia
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Solidus Valentinien II21 viewsSolidus Valentinien II A/ D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé à droite, R/ VICTOR-IA AVGG, Valentinien II et Théodose Ier diadémés, nimbés et vêtus de la robe consulaire assis de face sur un trône, tenant ensemble un globe ; derrière eux, la Victoire debout de face les ailes ouvertes, rameau entre eux sur la ligne d’exergue, T/R dans le champ, COM à l’exergue – Trèves – 388/392 – RIC.90 a (R) – NBD 15399 – 4,5 g

http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-16933.htm
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Sweden, Gustavas Adolphus85 viewsSweden
Gustavas II Adolphus (A.D. 1595 - 1632)
1 Solidus (Schilling), 1631, Riga
obverse: GVST ADOL DG REX
reverse: SOLIDVS CIVITATIS RIGENSIS 31
oneill6217
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Thasos - AR hemiobol5 viewsc. 463-411 BC
dolphin left
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quadripartite incuse square
Le Rider 10; SNG Cop -; BMC 23 var (no pellets)
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Theodosius becomes 3-dimensional20 viewsRomanorvm
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Theodosius I RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b)353 viewsTheodosius I the Great, AD 379-395
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 21mm
Mediolanum, Aug 25. 383 - summer 387
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head pearl-diademed r.
rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG
Theodosius I and Valentinianus II, both nimbated, each holding
mappa, sitting frontal, holding together globe, between them
palmbranch. Above them Victory, wings over their heads, hands
on the emperor's shoulders
exergue: COM
RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b); C.37
Rare; good VF
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COM, from Comes Auri or Comes Obryzi. The abbreviated title of the official who is known to have supervised the imperial gold supplies in the western part of the Empire, the 'Count of Gold'. Not used in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
4 commentsJochen
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Theodosius II (A.D. 408-450)30 viewsAU Solidus, A.D. 441-450, Constantinople, 21.7mm, 4.43g, 180°, RIC 323.
Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing right, holding spear over shoulder & shield decorated with horseman.
Rev: IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P. Constantinopolis seated left holding cross on globe & scepter, star in left field; CONOB in ex.
1 commentsMarti Vltori
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Theodosius II - Solidus83 viewsAU Soldius. THEODOSIUS II, 402-450 AD.
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 .
(RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce)
Tanit
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Theodosius II - solidus of Constantinople68 viewsD.N. THEODOSIVS P.F. AVG. , helmeted bust facing holding spear and shield
IMP. XXXXII COS. XVII P.P. , Constantinople* seated left holding cross on globe, foot on prow ; exergue : CONOB

*The description in Sear says it is Roma. But Roma is never depicted with a foot resting on a prow. Constantinople does, and it must be a commemoration of the naval battle of Chrysopolis, not far from there, won by Constantine the Great against his rival Licinius.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Theodosius II Gold Solidus of Constantinople95 viewsTheodosius II Gold Solidus
408 - 420 AD
21mm, 4.4g
Constantinople
Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Helmeted bust facing, pearl-diademed, spear over r. shoulder, shield on l.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG
Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head r., holding sceptre and Victory on globe, l. foot on prow; star in l. field
RIC X 202d
2 commentsricksta
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Theodosius II RIC X, 233106 viewsTheodosius 402 - 450, son of Arcadius
Av - Solidus, 4.42g, 21mm
Constantinopolis Jan. - Oct. 425
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE (var. A)
Theodosius II, left, sitting frontal, both feet on footstool, and Valentinianus III, right, smaller, standing frontal, both in
consular robe, holding mappa in r. and long cross in l. hand;
above and between them a star
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 233
R2; VF, graffitti (Epsilon) on obv.
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The 3 dots above the head of Theodosius are the rest of his crest.
2 commentsJochen
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Theodosius II RIC X, 234132 viewsTheodosius II 402-450, son of Arcadius
AV - Solidus, 4.39g, 21mm
Constantinopolis Jan. - Oct. 425
obv. DN THEODOSI - VS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. SALVS REI - PVB - LICAE (var. B)
Theodosius II, left, sitting frontal, l. foot on footstool, and
Valentinianus III, right, smaller, standing frontal, both in
consular robe, holding mappa in r. and long cross in l. hand; above and between them a star
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 234
Rare; good VF
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MAPPA, a roll of cloth, formerly dropped down as start of the races in the Circus. In the late Empire a regular attribute of the consuls in art.
1 commentsJochen
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Theodosius II RIC X, 25790 viewsTheodosius II 402-450, son of Arcadius
AV - Solidus, 4.39g, 20mm
Constantinopolis AD 437(?)
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. VOT XXX - MVLT XXXX
Constantinopolis, cuirassed and helmeted, sitting l.,
holding crossglobe in r. hand and long sceptre in l. hand,
l. ellbow leaning on shield, l. foot on prora
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 257; Ratto 172?
Scarce; VF

VOT XXX (votis XXX solutis), public vows commemorating anniversaries of the emperor's accession, here: thirty-year vows redeemed
MVLT XXXX (multis XXXX susceptis), many forty-year vows undertaken
Perhaps a conflation with the general acclamation: 'Many years!'
Jochen
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Theodosius II RIC X, Constantinopolis 321257 viewsTheodosius II, AD 402-450, son of Arcadius
AU - Solidus, 4.47g, 21.5mm
Constantinopolis AD 441-450
obv. DN THEODOSI - VS PF AVG
Helmeted bust facing, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r.
shoulder behind head, on l. arm decorated shield with horseman riding down
enemy
rev. IMP XXXXII COS - XVII PP
Constantinopolis enthroned to l., l. foot on prow, holding cross-globe and
sceptre, by the throne a shield, star in l. field
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 321 (group III type A); R4
good EF (fine graffiti K in r. obv. field)
added to www.wildwinds.com

Group III: No punctuation either side; throne square-backed; figure with stiff drapery, r. knee shown as triangular protuberance from body, with fan-shaped drapery; vertical sceptre; legend ends above shield; which is large and rather irregular (type A)
Jochen
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Theodosius II solidus56 viewsObserve: D.N. THEODOSIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: VOT. XXX, MVLT. XXXX.
Mint: CONOB
Weight: 4,5 gr.
1 commentsCorduba
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Theodosius II solidus36 viewsObserve: D.N. THEODOSIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: IMP. XXXXII COS. XVII. P.P.
Mint: CONOB
Weight: 4,4 gr.
Corduba
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Theodosius II Solidus64 viewsAU Solidus. THEODOSIUS II, 402-450 AD.
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 .
(RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce)
Tanit
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Theodosius II Solidus62 viewsTHEODOSIUS II AV Solidus. Constantinople mint.
Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG , Diademed, helmeted & cuirassed 3/4-facing bust, spear on shoulder & shield decorated with horseman on left arm
Rev: IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P, Constantinopolis enthroned left with cross on globe & scepter, foot on prow, elbow on shield, star to left. COMOB.

RIC 299

Tanit
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Theodosius II Solidus34 viewsAU Solidus. THEODOSIUS II, 402-450 AD.
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 XXXX ; 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 .
(RIC X, 257 )

Scarce
Tanit
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Theophilus and sons45 viewssolidusantvwala
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Thraco-Macedonian - AR hemiobol9 viewsuncertain mint in Thraco-Macedonian region
c. 500-450 BC
head of ram right
kantharos within incuse square
Tzamalis 50.
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Tiberius II Constantine solidus41 viewsTiberius II Constantine, 578 – 582. Solidus 579-582, AV 4.45 g. Cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown with cross on circlet and pendilia, holding globus cruciger and ornamental shield. Rev. Cross potent on four steps; in exergue, CONOB. DO 4e. MIBE 4. Sear 422.
Good extremely fine
1 commentsChance Vandal
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Tiberius Provincial, Pella or Dion12 viewsObverse: TI CAESAR AVG F AVGVSTVS. Bust of Tiberius.
Reverse: C BAEBIVS P F L RVSTICELIVS BASTERNA IIVIR QVINQ D D. Legend in five lines.
Mint: Pella or Dion, Macedonia. 14-23 A.D.

Weight: 8,707 g. Diameter: 22 mm. Axis: 180º.

Reference: RPC 1537.
Provenance: Solidus Numismatik (through Ebay); bought on March 2014.
Manuel
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Trajan RIC 100; Woytek 277b42 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 107-108 AD. (3,36g; 18mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: DANVVIVS, the Danube reclining on rocks, right hand on prow of ship, reeds over arm.
Woytek 277b; RIC 100; RSC 136

Ex: Pecunem; Solidus Numismatik
1 commentsPaddy
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Trajan RIC 292; Woytek 425v43 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Ca. Spring 113 - Summer 114 AD. (2.88g; 20.45mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI P P, Laureate draped bust right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan's column: statue of Trajan on column on base, two eagles at base of column.
Woytek 425v; RIC 292; RSC 558

Ex: Holding History; Solidus Numismatik
1 commentsPaddy
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Trajan-Hadrian mule, Concordia13 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: P M TR P COS III (cf. Hadrian RIC 82)
Concordia seated l., holding patera.

Sold on eBay (Spain) by notorious fake seller solidus_2012, 17 March 2014, for 29 GBP.
klausklage
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Unique Constantine I AV Solidus143 viewsOne of the new additions to my collection. Despite my current focus on Augustan coins, I have a particular fondess for this one...

Constantine I AV Solidus. Sirmium. 324 AD. CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / SECVRITAS PERPETVA, Constantine laureate, in military attire, cloak hanging from back, holding sceptre and crowning a trophy of arms at the foot of which lies crested helmet, cuirass and shield. 4,45 g. RIC -, Unique and unpublished.

UNIQUE
GOOD EXTREMELY FINE

Ex. Stock Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel
Ex. Hess-Divo 2007

This piece is similar to RIC VII, 473, 42 (with laureate head right, rev. PERPETVAE).
An example with PERPETVA is known from Ticinum: RIC 367, 49 (laureate head right), and from Nicomedia we know of a multiple of 2 solidi corresponding to this bust type: (though always with PERPETVAE on the reverse), RIC 610, 54.
3 commentsTrajan
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Valens RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b)321 viewsValens 364-378, brother of Valentinianus I
AV - Solidus, 4.42g, 21mm
Constantinopolis, Aug 24. 367 - Nov 17. 375
obv. DN VALENS - PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head rosette-diademed r.
rev. RESTITVTOR - REI PVBLICAE
Emperor in military dress standing frontal, head to r., holding
standard with cross in r. hand, in l. hand globe with Victory holding wreath
exergue: star CONS wreath
RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b); C.34
R2; about EF

VALENS, killed 378 in the Battle of Adrianopolis against the Goths
2 commentsJochen
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Valens solidus52 viewsObserve: D.N. VALENS PER. F. AVG.
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE
Mint: ANTΕ
Weight: 4,4 GR.
Corduba
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Valens Solidus43 viewsAD 364-378. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.38 g, 12h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 374-375. Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two emperors seated facing, holding globe between them; behind and between them, Victory standing with outspread wings, palm below; TROBS. RIC IX 17e.3; Depeyrot 43/2. wavy flan, pierced, causing a crack at edge. TLP
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Valentinian I - solidus of Constantinople44 viewsD.N.VALENTINIANVS P.F. AVG , bust of diademed Valentinan left, wearing consular robe, holding mappa and scepter
VOTA PVBLICA , two emperors nimbed seated facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa, each one a prisoner at his feet ; exergue : CONS

Ginolerhino
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Valentinian I RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a)544 viewsValentinian I 364-375, brother of Valens
AV - Solidus, 4.49g, 21.3mm, 0°
Thessalonica 25 Aug.364 - 24 Aug.367
obv. DN VALENTINI - ANVS PF AVG
Emperor in consular robe, holding mappa and short sceptre, pearl-
diademed head l.
rev. SALVS - REI P
Emperor standing frontal, head r., holding labarum r. and Victory on globe l.,
spurning captive kneeling l. before him
field: 2 stars r. (type 2)
exergue: SMTES
RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a) type 2; C.32
R2; about EF, die break on upper rev.
6 commentsJochen
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Valentinian I Solidus72 viewsRIC IX 2b Antoich
4.11 g, 21 mm, 5h
DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
RESTITVTOR REPVBLICAE, Valentinian stg. facing, head r., holding Victory on globe and vexillum
ANTD(elta)* (reverse xxx)
Ex: Roma Num.
3 commentsMark Z
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Valentinian I Solidus Fouree.254 viewsAV-Solidus Fouree 364-375 AD, Trier mint.
Obv: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVGG - Valentinian and Valens seated facing, holding a globe between them, while Victory flies above and between the imperial brothers joint throne.
Exe: TROBT
RIC IX, 17b,- Cohen 43
1 commentsjdholds
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Valentinian II Solidus53 viewsRIC IX 67b.2 Constantinople, Depeyrot 47/5
4.43 g, 21 mm
DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed, r.
CONCORDI-A AVGGGS, COMOB in exergue
Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head r., holding globe and partly seen spear; r. foot on prow
Rare
EX: Barry Murphy
Mark Z2
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Valentinian III RIC X, 2010149 viewsValentinian III 425 - 455, son of Constantius III
AV - Solidus, 4.51g, 21mm
Ravenna 5. officina, 425 - ca. 430
obv. DN PLA VALENTI - NIANVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head rosette-diademed r.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor in military dress standing frontal, holding long cross
in r. hand and globe with Victory holding wreath in l. hand,
r. foot on snake with human head
field: R and V
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 2010; C.19; DOCLR. 841?
Scarce; VF

Foot on snake, so the emperor will tread on his enemies. So the snake in Christianity has changed to a symbol of evil. Remind the different meaning of a snake f.e. on SALUS types!
Jochen
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Valentinian III Solidus88 viewsRIC X 2010 Ravenna, C19, Depeyrot 17/1, 426-430 A.D.
4.47 g, 22 mm
D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGGG, Valentinian standing facing, holding long cross & Victory on globe, foot on human-headed serpent
R-V across fields
COMOB in exergue
Scarce
6 commentsMark Z
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Valentinianus I Solidus108 viewsObv: DN VALENTINIANVS P F AVG - Rosette-diademed and draped bust r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG - Two emperors seated facing holding globe; above Victory facing with spread wings between them; below, a palm-branch. In exergue, TROBS.
Mint: Trier
Weight: 4.50g
Cat #: RIC 17b
1 commentsoa
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Vespasian RIC-848 (2)97 viewsAR Denarius, 3.34g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 848 (C). BMC 184. RSC 120.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Ex Solidus Numismatik Online-Auction 15, 22 May 2017, lot 172.

The more common variant of the type missing thunderbolt in eagle's claws. Somewhat rare with head left.

Worn, but in good style and fine metal.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Weight - Three Solidi - ca. 500-800 AD23 viewsDate: ca. 500-800 AD
Condition: EF

Obverse: Large "" within outline.
Nomisma Three

Reverse: Blank.

Byzantine Empire
13.29g (3 Solidi); 20.2mm x 18.3mm
Pep
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X, 0257 Theodosius II, 408-45083 viewsAV solidus, 20.5mm, 4.42g, EF
Struck c. 430-440 at Constatinople, no officina
DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust ¾ right, holding spear in right and shield with horseman motif on left arm. / VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, Constantinopolis enthroned left, holding globus cruciger and sceptre; by the throne shield. Star in right field, CON OB in exg.
RIC X, 257
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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X, 0910 Zeno, 474-49183 viewsAV solidus, 21mm, 4.3g, EF
Struck at Constantinople
DN ZENO PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing ¾ right, holding spear and shield / VICTORI-A AVGGG S, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross. Star to right, CON OB in exg.
RIC X, 910
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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X, 1206 Honorius, 393-42345 viewsAV solidus, 20.9mm, 4.42g, gVF
Struck c. 395-402 at Milan
DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right / VICTORI-A AVGGG, emperor standing right holding standard and Victory on globe, with his left foot he spurns a seated bound captive with knee bent, M in left field, D in right field, COMOB in exg.
RIC X, 1206
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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X, 1287 Honorius, 393-42367 viewsAV solidus, 20mm, 4.45g, gVF
Struck 402-408 at Ravenna
DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORI-A AVGGG, Honorius standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, foot set on captive. R - V in fields, COMOB in exg.
RIC X 1287; Depeyrot 7/1; DOCLR 735; Cohen 44
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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X, 1328 Honorius, 393-42339 viewsAV solidus, 21.2mm, 4.34g, EF
Struck 412-422 at Ravenna
DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right / VICTORI-A AVGGG, emperor standing right, in active posture, holding standard and Victory on globe, with his left foot he spurns a seated bound captive with knee bent. R - V in fields, COMOB in exg.
RIC X, 1328
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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X, 2019 Valentinian III, 425-45599 viewsAV solidus, 20.8mm, 4.41g, EF
Struck 430-445 at Ravenna
DN PLA VALENTI-NIANVS PP AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III facing right / VICTORI-A AVGGG, emperor standing facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe, drapery formed like parentheses, right foot on head of human headed open coiled sperpent. R - V in fields, COMOB in exg.
RIC X, 2011 Rare
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Zeno15 viewsZeno. Second reign, AD 476-491. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.41 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 9th officina. Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield / Victory standing slightly left, holding long cross; star to right; Θ//CONOB. RIC X 910; Depeyrot 108/1. graffiti in right obverse field, marks and scratches.TLP
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Zeno RIC X, Constantinopolis 91080 viewsZeno, AD 474 and 476-491
AV - Solidus, 4.47g, 21mm
2nd reign, Constantinopolis, 3rd issue, 5th officina
obv. DN ZENO - PERP AVG
Bust, 3/4 facing, helmeted, pearl-diademed with jewel over front, cuirassed, holding with r.
hand spear over r. shoulder, over l. arm shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG E
Victory, winged, in long garment, stg. l., holding in r. hand jeweled long-cross.
in r. field star
in ex. CONOB
ref. RIC X, Constantinopolis 910; Depeyrot 108/1; MIRB 7; DOCLR 629-39
about EF, struck with fresh dies
2 commentsJochen
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Zeno solidus52 viewsObserve: D.N. ZENO PERP. AVG.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG.I.
Mint: CONOB.
Weight: 4,5 gr.
Corduba
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ZENO the Isaurian (474-491 AD), AV solidus, Victory, ex-Eliasberg, struck after 476 AD533 viewsObverse- D N ZENO PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Reverse- VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long cross, two stars in field, CONOB in exergue.
Ex- Stack's auction of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, 4/15/2005, Lot 24.
Original description: "Zeno (emperor of the East, A.D. 476-491). AV Solidus. Thessalonica, A.D. 476 or later. CHOICE VF / RIC 941. Metcalf 223. Choice VF. 4.27 grams, 20.40 mm. Obv Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarters facing of Zeno, holding spear and decorated shield. Rev Victory standing l., holding long cross, two stars in field. A scarcer issue. Scratched in right obverse field and holed, otherwise Choice VF. ($80-130)."
(Price realized: $310.50.)
Comments: (Thessalonica? I thought CONOB meant Constantinople?) This has long been a sentimental favorite of mine, and is likely to remain my only ancient gold for a while. The famous pedigree doesn't hurt, either, though this was probably a "junkbox" item for Eliasberg (haha). I don't mind the hole a bit, as I have a large collection of holed coins. This piece does not reside with my regular Roman collection but is the centerpiece of my trademark "Holey Gold Hat", which I wear to shows.
3 commentslordmarcovan
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[1642c] Constantine VII and Romanus II, 6 Apr 945 - 9 Nov 959 A.D.61 viewsGold solidus, SBCV 1751; DOC III part 2, 15, gVF, Constantinople mint, weight 4.332g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 180o. Obverse: Ihs XPS REX REGNANTIUM, bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left; Reverse: COnSTAnT, crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, in a loros on left, and his son Romanus II, in a chlamys, they hold a long patriarchal cross; small "finder's scrape" on reverse, obverse die slightly rusted.

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, 945-959 A.D.

Constantine VII (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ζ΄ Πορφυρογέννητος, Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos) Porphyrogenitus is a nickname that alludes to the Purple Room of the imperial palace, decorated with the stone porphyry, where legitimate children of reigning emperors were normally born.

In his book, A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich refers to Constantine VII as "The Scholar Emperor" (180). Norwich states, “He was, we are told, a passionate collector--not only of books and manuscripts but works of art of every kind; more remarkable still for a man of his class, he seems to have been an excellent painter. He was the most generous of patrons--to writers and scholars, artists and craftsmen. Finally, he was an excellent Emperor: a competent, conscientious and hard-working administrator and an inspired picker of men, whose appointments to military, naval, ecclesiastical, civil and academic posts were both imaginative and successful. He did much to develop higher education and took a special interest in the administration of justice" (181). In 947, Constantine VII, Porphyrogenitus ordered "the immediate restitution, without compensation, of all peasant lands thus, by the end of [his] reign, the condition of the landed peasantry—which formed the foundation of the whole economic and military strength of the Empire—was better off than it had been for a century . . . on 9 November 959, he died aged fifty-four, surrounded by his sorrowing family: his wife Helena, his five daughters and his twenty-year old son Romanus, now Emperor of Byzantium (182-3).

Works cited:
Norwich, John Julius, A Short History of Byzantium. London: Viking, 1997.

Edited by J.P.Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsCleisthenes
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