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RIC_578A_Vespasianus.jpg
34 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS, Radiate head left
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST / S C (in field), Aequitas standing left, with scales and rod
AE/Dupondius (27.59 mm 12.479 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC-BMCRE-BNF unpublished
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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18 viewsFaustina II. Silver Denarius (3.27 g), Augusta, AD 147-175. Rome, under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164/5. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II right, with single circle of pearls around head. Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. Unpublished in the standard references without the peacock. Normally a peacock is shown standing at the feet of Juno on the reverse. On this coin, the bird is missing.Quant.Geek
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6.75 Revolt of Vindex53 viewsRevolt Against Nero, Gaius Iulius Vindex, Governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, c. Late 67 - May 68 A.D.

Struck by Gaius Iulius Vindex, the Roman governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, who rebelled against Nero's tax policy and declared allegiance to Galba, the governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, as the new emperor. Vindex was defeated and killed in battle near Vesontio (modern Besançon), but the military continued to support Galba. On 9 June 68, deserted by the Praetorian Guard, Nero stabbed himself in the throat.

Silver denarius, Unpublished, civil war restitution of Augustus, gF, porosity, marks, uncertain (Lugdunum?) mint, weight 3.167g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, c. late 67 - May 68 A.D.; obverse CAESAR, bare head of Augustus right; reverse AVGVSTVS, young bull walking right, head turned facing; ex Roma Numismatics e-auction 6, lot 321; only two examples known to Forum

Purchased from FORVM
2 commentsSosius
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32 viewsSPAIN. Uncertain Municipium Flavium.
PB Tessera (11m, 0.91 g, 7 h)
Bull standing right; G above
MF
Unpublished
Ardatirion
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11 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.49 g)
Europa riding bull right
Blank
Unpublished
Ardatirion
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33 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.14 g, 12 h)
Clasped hands
Star over altar?
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain
Ardatirion
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9 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (12mm, 2.57 g)
IQ within beaded square cartouche
Blank
Unpublished
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18 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (12mm, 2.22 g)
ISI within beaded square cartouche
Blank
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain

This is a part of a small group of leads of similar module that were found in Southern Spain. They appear to be distinct from the series described by Casariego et al and Stannard.
Ardatirion
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22 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.40 g, 7 h)
MC
DS
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain
Ardatirion
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62 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.38 g)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Blank
Apparently unpublished.

Found in Southern Spain.
Ardatirion
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19 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.06 g)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Blank
Apparently unpublished.

Found in Southern Spain.
Ardatirion
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31 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.65 g, 4 h)
Palm frond
DB
Apparently unpublished
Ardatirion
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20 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (13mm, 1.24 g)
PCE
Blank
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain
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21 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (13mm, 1.56 g)
Radiate [bearded?] head right
Blank
Unpublished

Found in Southern Spain

This is a part of a small group of small leads of similar module that were found in Southern Spain. They appear to be distinct from the series described by Casariego et al and Stannard.
Ardatirion
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24 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (13mm, 2.02 g)
Roma, holding Victory, and Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia, standing facing
Blank
Apparently unpublished
Ardatirion
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27 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (13mm, 1.28 g)
Scorpion
Blank
Apparently unpublished
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20 viewsUNCERTAIN WESTERN EUROPE
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.88 g)
ASP; c/m: plain punch
Blank
Apparently unpublished.

Possibly ex Trau collection.
Ardatirion
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30 viewsROME
PB (?) Tessera (24mm, 5.89 g, 2 h)
· FELICIA, counterclockwise around shield (perhaps a 3rd century oval scutum?)
Bundle of thunderbolts, S C flanking
Unpublished

The metal appears too light for lead and is perhaps pewter or some other alloy. Until the metal content is scientifically analyzed and found to be similar to other ancient objects, I remain unconvinced of it's authenticity.
Ardatirion
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42 viewsBYZANTINE. Basileos. Circa 1080-1180
PB Seal (16mm, 5.15 g, 12h)
CΦPA/ ΓIC ΠЄ/ ΦVKA
TωN/ ΛOΓωN/ RACIΛ
Münz Zentrum 161 (11 January 2012), lot 841, otherwise unpublished

Ex Classical Numismatic Group E267, lot 685 (part of)
Ardatirion
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36 viewsSYRIA, Uncertain. Eloucion?
Magistrate, 2nd-3rd century AD.
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.06 g, 11 h)
HΛOV CION, bust of Shamash right, atop eagle(?)
Nike advancing left; star above crescent before, wheel below
Unpublished

The bust of Shamash (or perhaps Sol) on the obverse is distinctly Syrian in nature. Additionally, the style is dramatically different from the issues of Asia Minor.
1 commentsArdatirion
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40 viewsBYZANTINE. Baanes. Palatinos(?), circa 7th century AD
PB Seal (17mm, 5.58 g, 6 h)
Capricorn leaping right, ПAΛA below
Monogram (BAANH)
Unpublished

A palatinos was a minor clerk in the late Roman and early Byzantine period.
Ardatirion
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25 viewsUNCERTAIN
PB Tessera (14mm, 3.62 g, 12 h)
Pilei of the Dioscuri
Caduceus; LLL(?) to left

This piece is significantly thicker than expected for a small coin of the Roman era. There is a possibility this is an unpublished Hellenistic lead denomination.
Ardatirion
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44 viewsUNCERTAIN
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.45 g)
Capricorn right, cornucopia over shoulder; above, head right, confronted Є's below
Blank
Apparently unpublished
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61 viewsUNCERTAIN
PB Tessera (25mm, 8.29 g)
Horse, V above and to right
Horse, V above
Apparently unpublished
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72 viewsUNCERTAIN
PB Tessera (25mm, 7.87 g)
Three leaves
Frog (?)
Apparently unpublished

A curious piece, similar to Roman issues in fabric, but vastly different in style.
Ardatirion
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS27 viewsM. Aurelius, as Caesar
161 - 180 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 156 (as Caesar)
AE 23 X 25 mm, 11.1 g
O:[AVR]ELIVS CAES ANTON [AVG PII F], head left
R: [TR PO]T X COS II S-C, Minerva standing left holding owl and spear, shield behind her legs
Rome
(unpublished)
laney
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS54 views193 - 211 AD
Struck 196-198 AD, under governor Statilius Barbarus
AE 27 mm, 12.31 g
O: AV KAI CE CEVHPOC ΠE Laureate, draped, curiassed bust right
R: HΓE CTA BAPBAPOV ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN Emperor riding a galloping horse right with transverse spear and flowing mantle
Thrace,Philippopolis; cf Varbanov 1193 (same dies; said to be unpublished, in collection of O. Gavrailov)
laney
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS21 views193 - 211 AD
Struck 196-198 AD, under governor Statilius Barbarus
AE 27 mm, 12.31 g
O: AV KAI CE CEVHPOC ΠE Laureate, draped, curiassed bust right
R: HΓE CTA BAPBAPOV ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN Emperor riding a galloping horse right with transverse spear and flowing mantle
Thrace,Philippopolis; cf Varbanov 1193 (same dies; said to be unpublished, in collection of O. Gavrailov)
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA (or ELAGABALUS)36 views198 - 217 AD
AE 15 mm; 3.11 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Two Leg III vexilla, with single standard between
Mesopotamia, Rhesaena
(reverse appears to be unpublished)
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS25 views218 - 222 AD
AE 16 mm, 3.01 g
O: Radiate, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind
R: Large SC, K above, A below; all within plain circle surrounded by laurel wreath of eight elements, with wreath fastened at top with garland.
Mcalee 798 (otherwise apparently unpublished); extremely rare.
Syria, Antioch
laney
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(0241) TRANQUILLINA32 views241 - 244 AD
AE 15 mm, 3.29 g
O: Draped diademed bust right (countermark at back of head)
R: Vexillum
Mesopotamia, Singara (possibly unpublished)
laney
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(258) Valerien II (BCEN Avril 2013)60 viewsCologne, Rare variante unpublished
published in BCEN 2013
icos
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*SOLD*39 viewsAntoninus Pius AE/AS

Attribution: Unpublished variety of PIETAS AVG As
Date: AD 145-147
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS PP TRP COS IIII, laureate, cuirassed, and draped bust r.
Reverse: PI-E-TAS AVG, Pietas stg l. holding patera in r. hand, l. arm in fold of dress,
S-C across fields
Size: 25mm
Weight: 10.4 grams
Noah
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03 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
23mm 4.5g

DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. ANO in ex

Not in RIC (143 variant? unpublished bust type)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC -49 viewsObv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right with slight drapery on far shoulder (Legend reversed as AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS)
Rev:- COS III, Victory standing right holding wreath and palm (Legend reversed as III COS)
Minted in Eastern Mint. A.D. 129-131
Reference:– BMCRE -. Strack -. RIC -. RSC -. Apparently unpublished.

Strack knew just three Eastern denarii with this transposed obv. legend, including one with a Minerva standing rev. type in the Trau coll., Strack's pl. XVIII, *18. Curtis Clay has another example with this obverse with the Minerva type. This would appear to be a fifth specimen from this obverse die but with a new reverse type.

Additional information on this coin from Curtis Clay:-
"Interesting. Apparently a new rev. type on the Eastern denarii, of uncertain origin.

That's admittedly a fairly standard Victory advancing right rev. type, but I find no such type on any denarius of Hadrian from the mint of Rome, nor on his Asian cistophori.

A similar type does occur on Hadrian's silver quinarii, and on a rather scarce denarius of Trajan struck in 112 but these seem unlikely sources for a type on Hadrian's Eastern denarii.

Moreover on the Roman coins Victory grasps the stem of the palm over her shoulder in her left fist, thumb upwards, whereas on the Eastern denarius she palms the stem, holding it with her downwards pointing thumb while apparently keeping her fingers extended. I imagine that this detail may go back to the source copied, since it seems unlikely that the engraver changed it on his own whim."
maridvnvm
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05 Constantius II33 viewsConstantius II
Ae 18, 3.4 g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, PARL in ex.

Unpublished


RH-CS0501
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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051. Carinus, 283-285AD. BI Antoninianus55 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia.

Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES

Rev. Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field FIDES MILITVM, XXI in ex.

CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
2 commentsLordBest
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-27, Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,
avers:- AY.K.M.AY-ANTΩNINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.(avers type HHJ 8.18.10.5)
revers:- VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-(ΠPOCICTP in ex.), Zeus, in himation, seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting with left hand on sceptre.
exe: -/-//ΠPOCICTP, diameter: 27mm, weight: 10,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Aurelius Gallus (201-203 A.D.), date: 201-203 A.D., Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 8.18.01.01,
Q-001
ps: " a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012):
rev. No. 8.18.1.1 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.5 corr. (Hermes, writes ANTWNEINo)
unpublished?" by Jochen thank you Jochen.
Nikopolis Addenda II, # 117,
quadrans
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06 Constantius II76 viewsConstantius II AE3 of Constantinople. 351-355 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is unbearded, wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching horse's neck. Stylized Epsilon resembling C< in left field. Mintmark CONSI (unpublished officina). RIC VIII Constantinople 115 var. 3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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062 - Pescennius Niger denarius - RIC -. cf. RIC IV 70d24 viewsObv:– IMP CAE PESCEN NIGER IVST A, laureate head right
Rev:– ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma in military attire seated left on cuirass, no shield at side or feet, Victory offering wreath in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand
Minted in Antioch. Apr 193 - May 194 A.D
Reference:– Unpublished in primary references, cf. RIC IV 70d, RSC III 62b, BMCRE V p. 80 note, SRCV II 6121, Hunter III -,

Scratches and scrapes, small edge test cut, hard edge bump on reverse resulting in crack on obverse, slightly off center cutting off parts of legends

2.690g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 15o

Numerous varieties of Pescennius Niger denarii with Roma Aeternae reverses are published in the standard references, but none describe Roma as seated on a cuirass. A few have been seen with dealers though.
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064 - Septimius Severus AS - RIC unlisted39 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– SAL AV[G TR P II] COS II S--C, Salus sanding left, holding sceptre and patera over alter
Minted in Rome. Early A.D. 194
Reference(s) – Cohen -. RIC - (see below)

The following information provided courtesy of Mr. Curtis Clay.
A specimen of this coin is apparently misreported in RIC, p. 182, note *. It's a rare coin, only two such included in Curtis' unpublished 1972 die study of early Severan bronze coins.
Curtis knows the same rev. type muled with both dupondius and As obv. dies of 193 (IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG). It's not impossible that a sestertius with the same type might turn up someday!
Cohen 640 exactly describes this type, though omitting the IMP II in obverse legend, and calling the coin a sestertius.
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 086 var.23 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev:– P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 196
Reference(s) – BMCRE 146 var., RIC IV 86 var. RSC 419 var. (unpublished variety in any of these references with this bust type)
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 086 var. 35 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev:– P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 196
Reference(s) – BMCRE 146 var., RIC IV 86 var. RSC 419 var. (unpublished variety in any of these references with this bust type)
maridvnvm
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - 607a23 viewsObv:– IVLIA DO-MNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– AEQVITAS II, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE Page 86. RIC IV 607a. RSC 3a.

BMCRE, RIC and RSC all refer to the same coin in Vienna which is queried as being plated.

Curtis provided this additional information however:-
"Bickford-Smith, Mint of Alexandria, unpublished typescript (1993), p. 91: four specimens known to him, in Vienna, Berlin, Basel, and Tbilisi.

BMC and RIC refer to the Vienna specimen, which they are wrong to classify as a plated hybrid: it is a regular, solid-silver coin."
maridvnvm
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0658 Focas, 602-61043 viewsBronze follis, 32.24mm, 11.51g, gVF
Struck 603-604 at Nicomedia
d m [FOCA - PE]R AVG, bust facing wearing consular robes and crown with cross on circlet, mappa in right, eagle tipped scepter in left / XXXX, ANNO above, II right, NIKO A in exg
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Harlan Berk
Unpublished with this date: year 2. cf. Sear 658 (years 3 and 4)
Lawrence Woolslayer
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090 Vespasian37 views"Looks like Vespasian, first issue of 71 with full name VESPASIANVS:

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

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

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

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

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

thanks for the help Curtislclay !

New pic
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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11 Constans 48 views24 mm / 3,8 gr.
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG
Constans pearl-diademed, draped,cuirassed bust right; A behind
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier spearing a falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, kneeling, arms up
Star over A left
RP in ex
unpublished
Rome


RH-C1101
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1259 LYDIA, Julia Gordus Pseudo-autonomous AE 20 under Hadrian Mên standing18 viewsReference.
RPC 4, 1259; BMC 5

Obv. ΙƐΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤοc
draped bust of the Senate (youthful), right

Rev. ΓΟΡΔΗΝΩΝ ΙΟΥΛΙΕΩΝ
Mên standing, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding patera and long sceptre; behind his shoulders, crescent

5.94 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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1340A Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint, Jupiter seated left11 viewsReference.
RPC III, -- ; Metcalf --; cf RIC II 478 var. (obverse legends). cf RPC III, 1340

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right.

Rev. IOVIS OLYMPIVS
Jupiter seated left holding sceptre in l. and cult image of Ephesian Artemis in right

9.91 gr
31 mm
7h
okidoki
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14-08 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)67 viewsAE Semis 20 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERO CAESAR AVG" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P - S C" - Roma con yelmo sentada a izquierda Sobre una coraza militar, portando una corona en mano derecha levantada y Parazonium (espada militar corta, ancha y sin punta, que llevaban los Jefes militares como señal de distinción) en izquierda.

Acuñada 66 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: NO LISTADA, EN TODOS LOS CASOS DIFIEREN EN LA LEYENDA DEL REVERSO (una sola P) - RIC Vol.1 #549 var Pag.182 - BMCRE #402 var - Cohen Vol.1 #237 var Pag.295 - DVM #35 var Pag.87

Mr. Curtis Clay says:
"IMP P in place of IMP P P appears with some frequency on Lugdunese bronzes of Nero, but not often enough to justify the belief that it was intentional. I attribute it to carelessness, not planning ahead and running out of space before the intended legend was complete.
Nonetheless the error seems to be unrecorded for this particular type, so it is also "unpublished"!"
mdelvalle
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14-08 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)17 viewsAE Semis 20 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERO CAESAR AVG" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P - S C" - Roma con yelmo sentada a izquierda Sobre una coraza militar, portando una corona en mano derecha levantada y Parazonium (espada militar corta, ancha y sin punta, que llevaban los Jefes militares como señal de distinción) en izquierda.

Acuñada 66 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: NO LISTADA, EN TODOS LOS CASOS DIFIEREN EN LA LEYENDA DEL REVERSO (una sola P) - RIC Vol.1 #549 var Pag.182 - BMCRE #402 var - Cohen Vol.1 #237 var Pag.295 - DVM #35 var Pag.87

Mr. Curtis Clay says:
"IMP P in place of IMP P P appears with some frequency on Lugdunese bronzes of Nero, but not often enough to justify the belief that it was intentional. I attribute it to carelessness, not planning ahead and running out of space before the intended legend was complete.
Nonetheless the error seems to be unrecorded for this particular type, so it is also "unpublished"!"
mdelvalle
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1423A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Fortuna standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1423A (drapery); Metcalf —

Issue Group 2: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Fortuna standing left wearing Polos, holding rudder in right and cornucopia in left.

10.22 gr
27 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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1424 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Heracles standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; RIC --; Metclaf 100 (reverse)

Issue Group 1: AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Heracles standing r., r. hand on hip, l. reading on club with lion skin set on rock

9.93 gr
30 mm
6h
okidoki
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1441A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing35 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr
27 mm
6h

Note.
Peus auction 420 lot 305
Sammlung Dr. Neussel Nr. 385
3 commentsokidoki
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148 - Manimianus Herculius - Alexandria, Athena - Unpublished17 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Obv:– MAXIMIANOC CEB, Laureate bust right
Rev:– None, Athena, seated left, holding Victory and spear..
Minted in Alexandria (L I| A; star above). A.D. 296
Reference(s) – Curtis -, BMC -, Milne -. Emmett - (not noted with star). Dattari - (cf. Dattari 5847 has date L--IA; star right)
maridvnvm
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1480A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Eagle52 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1480A; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Eagle, with head right and wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt.

10.15 gr
28 mm
12h
4 commentsokidoki
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1527A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. 128 AD23 viewsReference.
Metcalf -. RIC -. RPC III 1527A

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III
Youthful male figure (Apollo?) standing front, head to left, holding long scepter.

10.75 gr
29 mm
6h

Note.
Apparently unpublished and unique
1 commentsokidoki
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1527A MYSIA, Cyzicus. Sabina 128-37 AD Ae.18 Kyzicos standing.14 viewsReference.
RPC III -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; apparently unpublished.

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1527A/

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

Rev. K - Y / Z - I.
Hero Kyzicos naked but a chlamys on l. shoulder, standing l., resting on sceptre with his r. hand, l. hand on his hip

4.42 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
1188_P_Hadrian_RPC--.jpg
1550B MYSIA. Lampsacus Hadrian, Priapus standing13 viewscf RPC III, -- 1550 Trajan; same SNG France 1272; BMC Mysia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop

Obv. AΔIANOC KAICAP
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right

Rev. ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝωΝ
ithyphallic Priapus standing left, right hand raised, left hand on hip

1.55 gr
15 mm
6h

Note.
Priapus or Priapos was a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia. Priapus is marked by his absurdly oversized permanent erection, which gave rise to the medical term priapism. He became a popular figure in Roman erotic art and Latin literature, and is the subject of the often humorously obscene collection of verse called the Priapeia. Statues of Priapus were sometimes placed on boundaries and hung with signs which threatened sexual assault on trespassers.
FORVM coin
okidoki
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198 Sabina Denarius Roma 128-136 AD Tellus eastern mint28 viewsReference.
unpublished strack--; RIC;

obverse of Sabina reverse Hadrian
Obv. RIC 390; Rev. RIC 276

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. TELLVS STABIL
Tellus standing left, holding plough-handle and rake, two corn ears behind.

2.73 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 233, lot 2366 2015
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199 Sabina Denarius 128-36 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint26 viewsReference.
RIC--; Strack -- unpublished

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Minerva standing left, holding spear and thunderbolt; shield behind to right.

3.15 gr
20 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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201. Septimus Severus;,Augusta Traiana14 viewsLooks like Varbanov (engl.) 999 (private collection, unpublished var.). Referring to Varbanov the coin in Schonert-Geiss #170 has 'bust draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.' whereas your obv. is 'head, laureate, r.'

ex - CNG; bulk lot
ecoli
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2142A IONIA, Miletus. Hadrian Ae 36 Zeus standing21 viewsReference.
BMC - ;SNG von Aulock- ;SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France- ;RPC - ; RPC III, 2142A.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC
Laureate head right.

Rev: POVΦOV TO B ΜΙΛΗ- CΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ
Zeus standing right, wearing chlamys, holding thunderbolt, and resting hand on hip.

26.25 gr
36 mm
6h

Note.
The worship of Hadrian as 'Zeus Olympios' in the east of the empire was also practiced in Miletus. A proof of this is this coinage, which the emperor explicitly names as 'ΟΛΙΜΠΙΟC'. In addition, the archaeological excavations in Miletus have been used to discover a large number of household altars who had been consecrated to Hadrian, who had inscriptions such as "The Caesar Trajan Hadrian Sebastos Zeus Olympios" (Friesen, Imperial Cults, p. 177)
2 commentsokidoki
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22. Celtic Alexander Tetradrachm (?)42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 2'nd century BC, Danube region.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Tripod at left.
17.25 gm., 28 mm.

In researching this coin, I found five coins which are from the same pair of dies as this one. These are the only examples of this type (tripod on reverse) that I've been able to find.

1. Palladium sale #10 (Nov. 1995), attributed to the mint at Pella and catalogued as Muller #146.

2. Palladium sale #11 (April 1996), described as "unlisted in Price, and apparently unknown before a recent hoard find. Variant of Price 633."

3. CNG sale #54, lot 99, described as a Celtic imitation of Alexander's coinage from the Danube region, ca 2'nd century BC. c.f. Goble, OTA, 566. This is the coin pictured above.

4. CNG sale #72, lot 13, described as "Celtic, Lower Danube, uncertain tribe, early 3'rd century BC . . . . Unpublished in the standard references . . . . By virtue of its style, fabric, and weight, this Alexander imitation is certainly an early issue, probably struck during the first decades of the third century BC."

5. Harlan J Berk 156th Buy or Bid Sale (Oct. 2007), lot 75, described as "Possibly unpublished . . . Somewhat unusual style on the obverse."

Five coins from the same pair or dies, five different attributions. I will agree, though, with the last statement of coin #4 above, that this appears to be an early issue. This coin is on a thick flan resembling coins minted during Alexander's lifetime and immediately thereafter and is made from good silver. There is something a bit barbaric about the style of this coin, although there are genuine Alexander coins listed and pictured in Martin J. Price's book which are more barbaric than this one. An interesting coin.
1 commentsCallimachus
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2221A CARIA Euippe Hadrian, Artemis statue32 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
6h
okidoki
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2221A CARIA Euippe Hadrian, Artemis statue3 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
6h
okidoki
929_P_Sabina_RPC.jpg
2262A CARIA Trapezopolis Sabina Ae 19 Mên standing16 viewsReference.
RPC --; apparently unpublished.

Magistrate Ti. Fla. Max. Lysias

Obv: CABЄINA CЄBACTH
Draped bust of Sabina, r., hair coiled and piled on top of head above triple stephane

Rev: ΔΙΑ Τ Φ ΜΑΞ ΛVСΙΟV TPAΠEZOΠ / OΛITΩN.
Mên standing, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding pine cone and sceptre, behind his shoulders, crescent

4.22 gr
19 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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270 AD - QUINTILLUS - AE antoninianus 19 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.AVR.CL.QVINTILLVS.AVG (radiate & draped bust right)
rev: FIDES.MILIT (Fides standing left, holding two standards)
ref: RIC52 (?)
mint: no mint-marks (Mediolanum without 'S' or unpublished Siscia),
3.03gms, 22mm
Quintillus had been emperor for only a few weeks after the death of Claudius Gothicus.
berserker
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2736A PAMPHYLIA, Side Hadrian, Athena standing left22 viewsReference.
RPC III 2736A.

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder, right

Rev. СΙΔΗΤωΝ
Athena standing facing, head left, holding palm branch and pomegranate

8.80 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Steve Cooper Collection.
1 commentsokidoki
1047_P_Hadrian_RPC-.jpg
2768A CILICIA, Syedra. Hadrian Æ 17 Artemis standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III -; Ziegler -; SNG BN -; SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Supp. -; Asia Minor Coins online -; apparently unpublished.

Obv. ΑΥΤOKPA ΑΔΡΙΑИΟС.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. СYЄ - ΔΡЄ.
Artemis standing left, holding pomegranate and sceptre.

4.45 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection; ex auction Künker 20, lot 206 October 1991
okidoki
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2817 PISIDIA, Timbriada. Hadrian. Æ 16 Mên standing32 viewsReference. very rare
RPC III, 2817
unpublished in the standard references.
CNG eAuction 354 lot 342; Gitbud & Naumann Auction 29 lot 468 ; Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün Auction 64 lot 2119

Obv. TPA AΔPIA
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. TIMBPIAΔЄΩN
Mên standing left with phrygian cap , holding pine cone and sceptre.

3.06 gr
16 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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3146A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 117-18 AD Club in wreath18 viewsReference.
RPC III --;

Issue Year 2

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET B
Club in wreath

1.83 gr
13 mm
12h
okidoki
1166_P_Hadrian_RPC--.jpg
3159 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 124 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus28 viewsReference.
Cohen -, cf. 457 (laureate and without aegis). Henseler -, cf. X29a var. (without aegis). RIC -. RPC III -, cf. 3158-9 (differing bust types). Sydenham -, cf. 290a (laureate and without aegis). An unpublished variety of a very rare type.

Bronze with latin legends and Mount Argaeus as reverse design

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Radiate head of Hadrian to right, with aegis on his left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Mount Argaeus surmounted by statue of Sol-Helios, radiate, holding globe in his right hand and long scepter with his left.

4.81 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
From the Collection of Sir A. J. Evans, Ars Classica XVII, 3 October 1934, 1400.

While usually being attributed to Caesarea, the style of the very rare small bronzes of Hadrian with Latin legends showing the Mount Argaios is clearly that of Rome. It is generally believed that the Rome mint shipped its dies to the East in such cases to have the coins struck on the spot, but the fact that RPC records an obverse die match between an Argaios-semis and a regular Rome mint piece in Vienna with a modius on the reverse (RPC III 3159.3 resp. BMC p. 442*) strongly indicates that all semisses were struck in Rome. The emergence of a local motive on a Roman Imperial coin is, in any case, very unusual and the coins may have been struck to commemorate Hadrian's visit to Cappadocia in 124 or 130/1.
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1045_P_Hadrian_RPC-.jpg
3189A CILICIA, Lamus. Hadrian Æ 30 Eagle standing9 viewsReference
RPC III, --; Ziegler -; SNG BN -; SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Supp. -; apparently unpublished.

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΛΑΜ ΜΗ[ ] ΤΗС ΛΑΜ
Eagle standing facing, head left, with wreath in beak and wings spread.

9.23 gr
30 mm

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 29.07.1994
okidoki
1173_P_Hadrian_RPC_--.jpg
5629A EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 125-26 AD Nilus reclining12 viewsReference.
RPC III--; Emmett --

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕ
Nilus reclining left, hippopotamus under left arm, long reed in right, cornucopia in left.

4.37 gr
20 mm
12h
okidoki
Philip-II-RIC-238var.jpg
70. Philip II as Augustus.57 viewsAntoninianus, 249 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG / Radiate bust of Philip II facing right.
Reverse: PM TR P VI COS P P / Radiate lion walking right.
4.40 gm., 21.5 mm.
RIC 238 / 239 var; Sear 9272 / 9273 var.

This is an apparently unpublished coin. The RIC / Sear numbers above refer to coins with the bust facing left & the lion walking right; or the bust facing right & the lion walking left. Roger Bland, in his unpublished listing of Roman imperial coins from Antioch, lists a coin with bust right & lion walking right (#97); however Curtis Clay at Harlan J Berk Ltd. feels there is an error in the listing of #97 and that it refers to a coin in Paris with a left-facing bust. Details can be found at the web site of Forum Ancient Coins (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=47620.0).

The portrait on this coin is a superbly engraved portrait, but it is not the portrait of a 11 or 12 year old boy. A radiate lion is a symbol not often seen on Roman imperial coinage. It is associated with solar cults of the East and likely has the same meaning as the radiate crown on the emperor's portrait: the power and authority of the emperor is equated with the power and authority of the sun god. The radiate lion on this coin was certainly the invention of the mint of Antioch since the prototype on which this reverse is based -- the millennium coin with a lion on the reverse, RIC 12 -- is not a radiate lion.
1 commentsCallimachus
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Achaea. Arcadia, Thelpusa. Septimius Severus AE17. Unpublished105 viewsPeloponnesus. Thelpusa, Arcadia. Septimius Severus bust rt., Θ Ε Λ in wreath. Obverse die and reverse type not listed in BCD. BCD Pelop. I -; BCD Pelop II -; SNG Cop -; BMC -.

Thelpusa or Thelpousa (Greek: Θέλπουσα, also known as Telphusa/Τέλφουσα or Thelphusa/Θέλφουσα) was an ancient city-state in Azania in Arcadia.

The city was built on the left bank of the Ladon and bounded with Kleitor and Psophis. The name comes from the nymph Thelpousa or Thelpusa, daughter of Ladon. The city contained the temple of Eleusinian Demeter, and nearby, a stone statue of the goddess of the daughter and Dionysus and Ongius, chief of Thelpousa and the son of Apollo, Asclepius' children with the memory of Trygon and the temple of the twelve gods. When Pausanias] visited the city, Thelpousa was abandoned and ruined for many years. In 352 BC, its city residents took part with the Lacedaemonians. It was a member of the Achaean League and was cut off from the rights of law. Thelpusa was the patriot of Asclepius and Artion.
ancientone
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ACHAEA. Patrae. Septimius Severus23 viewsACHAEA. Patrae. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ Diassarion (25mm - 7.98 g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ares advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder. BCD Peloponnesos 570.2 (same dies - recorded as unpublished). Fine, dark brown patina, rough surfaces. Very Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 2799; BCD Collection (not in previous LHS Sale).
ecoli
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Ae Nicopolis ad Istrum, Caracalla as Caesar16 viewsAe Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: bust right, bare-headed, M AYP KAI ANTONNOC
Rev: crescent with 7 stars, NIKOPOLITAN PROC ICTRO
Diameter:18mm
Weight: 3,58g
probably unpublished
Tomasz P
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Aeolis, Aegae. Hadrian. Three specimens known.21 viewsAeolis, Aegae. Hadrian (AD 117–138). Æ 16–17mm, 3.44 g, 6h.
Obverse: [ΑV]ΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ - ΑΔΡ[...], laureate bust right.
Reverse: [Є]ΠΙ [...]ΛЄΟV [...] / ΑΙ - ΓΑ, Isis(?) standing and facing with sistrum(?) in extended left hand.
References: Type to be published in RPC III.
Ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay), 3-2-2013.
Mark Fox
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Aiolis, Aigai, pseudo-autonomous, unpublished37 viewsAE 19, 3.02g, 18.71mm, 345°
struck under the Agonothetes Ovl. Polemon
obv. IERA - CVNKLHTOC
Bust of the Senate, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EPI.AGW.OVL - [POLEMON]
Cult-statue of Apollo Chresterios, stg. frontal, both hands outstretched, holding branch(?) in l. hand and unknown small object(?) in r. hand
in l. and r. field AI - GA[I]
ref. SNG von Aulock 7674 (rev. legend only!); probably unpublished
very rare, about VF

There is a type for Sabina with the rev. legend EPI AGW OVL POLE, SNG von Aulock 7674, found by Archivum by ISEGRIM, thanks!

Agonothetes was a magistrate whose duty was the superintendence of games.
Jochen
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 22mm 8.35g25 viewsPegasos flying left.Rev head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet,Pileus behind.
The Pileus seems to be an unpublished symbol.
Grant H
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ALFOLDI 017 / - UNLISTED AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE! new photo after cleaning19 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//KA
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 646 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
ALFOLDI 017 / - (unlisted!)
COLLECTION NO. 1238

The only example of this totally unpublished type known to me; possibly unique!
Barnaba6
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ALFOLDI 023 / - UNLISTED WITH F1 BUST !!!13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILIT
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC 667 VAR. (F1 BUST AND XXIS MINTMARK UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 023 / - UNLISTED WITH THIS BUST TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1029
NOTE: VERY RARE AND TOTALLY UNPUBLISHED COIN!
Barnaba6
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ALFOLDI 042.139 VAR. = UNLISTED !!!14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIQ
WEIGHT 3.83g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 711 VAR. (XXIQ UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 042 / - (unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1207
Note: totally unpublished variant! Extremely rare.
Ex. Okejos collection
Barnaba6
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ALFOLDI 049 / - (UNLISTED !!!) F8 BUST new photo17 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: P M TR P COS P P (Emperor between two standards)
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left with spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT: / AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC 609 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 049 /- (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1264
Note: Scarce and desirable bust type in combination with rare reverse type.
Totally unpublished and the only example of this (exact) type known to me !
Barnaba6
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ALFOLDI 053 / - UNLISTED WITH F5 BUST EXTREMELY RARE !!!12 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIQ
WEIGHT 2.66g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-22,5mm
RIC 722 VAR. (F5 BUST AND XXIQ MINTMARK UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 053 / - (UNLISTED WITH F5 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1039
EXTREMELY RARE AND TOTALLY UNPUBLISHED COIN!!!
NOTE: SAME OBVERSE DIE AS MY COIN NO. 762 (ALSO AN INEDITUM)
Barnaba6
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Amathus49 viewsAmathus Cyprus
AR Ninety-sixth-stater, Hemitetartemorio
5th Cent B.C
Obverse:Forepart of lion right
Reverse:Lion lying left??

05.32mm 0.11gm

Unpublished
maik
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ANCIENT FORGERY -Dilver - Caracalla - Nobilitas44 viewsBearded Caracalla looking - apparently - clearly not ancient.
Obverse legend (probably intended as): ANTONINIVSPIVSAVG
Reverse legend (most likely): NOBILITAS
Reverse (again, probably): Nobilitas standing right, holding scepter and palladium, shield to right
(as per Aorta)

Above reflects the best, most likely attribution that I had but it did seem odd that the only attribution that I could come up with was for a 'Quinarius' as it's about the same size as my not-a-quinarius Elagabalus silver coin. I posted it in good faith thinking I'd done a good job to ID it given its condition. Below you can read the comments from other Forum members who told me it was most likely an ancient forgery.

It looks like that rather than go with a recognised, common coin that would stand out against the real thing, the forgers took a chance with a design known to be on the quinarius, but not on the denari. I suppose that they figured that folks would just assume that the mint was making denari with the same features as the quinarius (beared Caracalla, NOBILITAS etc) and not ask too many questions. OR, NOBILITAS was just the shortest reverse legend and the easiest picture to replicate. Why knows? A relic of the otherwise unpublished seedy underbelly of Rome... I like it. Hope you do to.
5 commentsBanjaxed
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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD. Track 1, Pigs on the Wing (part I); Klazomenai winged boar16 viewsIONIA, Klazomenai. 499-494 BC.
AR Diobol, 9mm, 1.18 g
Obv: forepart of winged boar left
Rev: incuse square.
Ref: Cf. BMC 9-10 (drachm); cf. Traité I 488 (drachm). Very rare with boar left, apparently unpublished as a diobol.
ex Daniel Koppersmith Collection

Composite picture of the collection:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-104363

Interactive presentation:
http://prezi.com/q7mw1k1zur65/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

TIF
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 5 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right
TR POT COS III - Juno Sospita advancing right, brandishing spear and shield; serpent before
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.25g / 32mm / 360
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
BMCRE pg. 210
and note = Strack 887
Unpublished
RIC 608 var (legends)
Acquisition/Sale: distinctivecoins Ebay


The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Extremely Rare. From CNG: Strack only identified two examples, in Münich and the Vatican, but the latter of which may have a third example.

I feel very fortunate to have gotten this coin. The dealer had it listed as a 'Minerva' reverse but as I researched the reverse, I found that it was not 'Minerva' but 'Juno Sospita'.
Gary W2
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius18 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right
TR POT COS III - Juno Sospita advancing right, brandishing spear and shield; serpent before
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.25g / 32mm / 360
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
BMCRE pg. 210
and note = Strack 887
Unpublished
RIC 608 var (legends)
Acquisition/Sale: distinctivecoins Ebay

Extremely Rare. From CNG: Strack only identified two examples, in Münich and the Vatican, but the latter of which may have a third example.

I feel very fortunate to have gotten this coin. The dealer had it listed as a 'Minerva' reverse but as I researched the reverse, I found that it was not 'Minerva' but 'Juno Sospita'.
Gary W2
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Antoninus Pius, Dionysus, AE19, Philippopolis, Thracia, Varbanov III 755 variation, Rare7 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 - 161 A.D.

Coin: AE19

Obverse: AVT AIΛI AΔPI - ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust facing right.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠO-ΛOITΩN, Dionysus, standing half-left, holding a Kantharos with his right hand and a Thyrsos with his left.

Weight: 3.50 g, Diameter: 19 x 19.3 x 1.5 mm, Die axis: 0°, Mint: Philippopolis, Thracia, struck between 154-155 A.D. Reference: Varbanov III 755 variation (AIΛI in obverse legend), Unpublished

Rated Rare
Masis
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 952(=dup.), As of AD 155-156 (Pax)18 viewsÆ As (9.3g, Ø24.7mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 155-156.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laurate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XIX COS IIII (around), S C (in field), Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopiae.
RIC 952(=dupondius)*
ex Forum Ancient Coins
*This type is not listed in RIC, Cohen, BMC nor Strack. These references all list this type as Sestertius and Dupondius only. Another example of this As-issue is listed in this Forum's "Gallery of Unlisted and Unpublished Coins". It was also published by Bakes, James R. (2003): An Apparently Unpublished As of Antoninus Pius, The Journal of the Classical and Medieval Numismatic Society 4.3 (September 2003), pp. 127-128, illus. : (The author describes a new as of Antoninus Pius with Pax reverse and the legends ANTONINVS AVG PI VS PP IMP II and TR POT XIX COS IIII SC. (Oliver D. Hoover))
Charles S
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Aphrodite (standing figure of)220 viewsLYDIA. Tralles. Tranquillina. Æ 30. A.D. 241-244. Obv: ΦOY.CAB.T-PANKYΛΛINA. Draped bust right; countermark on lower front part of bust Rev: (…)ΩNΠ (…)I.KΛ.ΦIΛIΠΠON.KENTA(…). Inscription around oak-wreath; inside wreath TPAΛΛIA-ΠYθIA on either side of tripod, which is encircled by serpent . Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 12.40 g. Note: Unpublished? CM: Cult statue of Aphrodite right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 228 (16 pcs). Note: The countermark of this coin was applied at Aphrodisias in Caria, where only foreign coins were countermarked to make them valid in that city. Collection Automan. Automan
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Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. 70 viewsÆ20. Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211), laureate head to r., bare bust. Legend mostly illegible. Rev., Dionysus to l., holding cantharus and thyrsus. ΦI - [A?]Λ - EΩN. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. (CNG notes: "unpublished in the standard references."). Ex. Collegium Josephinum Bonn, 2-14-2010.

Possibly same obverse die as CNG 81, Lot 2910: http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=141929
Mark Fox
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Arcadia, Thelpusa. Geta, as Caesar. Potentially unpublished.21 viewsArcadia, Thelpusa. Geta, as Caesar (AD 198–209). Æ 21.75mm, 3.97 g, 2h. Struck AD 202–205.
Obverse: [ΛΟ]Υ [•] CЄΠΤΙ [•] ΓЄΤΑC [KAI?], bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind.
Reverse: ΘЄΛΠΟ – ΥCΙΩΝ, Isis standing left, wearing lotus and holding sistrum in right hand over lighted altar and situla in left.
References: Potentially unpublished. Cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1767 (Septimius Severus with capital W-shaped omega); Mi Sup. IV, 124 (same). For possibly another specimen of Geta, see Numismatic Museum of Athens 544.
Ex Bassem Doau, 5-29-2014.

My thanks to Dr. Klaus Vondrovec of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien for kindly showing me three of their Thelpusa bronzes of Geta (Mionnet Sup. IV, 126–128). From these it was possible to partially restore the obverse inscription on my piece, made possible by the fact that all four coins were struck with the same obverse die.
Mark Fox
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Commodus, Perseus 36 viewsCommodus
Lydia, Hierocaesarea
Obv: AVT KAI M AVPH KOMMOΔOC.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ AI APTЄMIΔΩPOV APX A IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN.
Perseus advancing right, holding harpa and severed head of Medusa
Æ, 35mm, 20.53g
Ref.: unpublished, Cf. RPC IV online 1271 (for a different magistrate); cf. Imhoof, LS, p. 20, 43 (for magistrate).
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hypaipa, Septimius Severus, Artemis Anaitis, Children, Astragaloi14 viewsSeptimius Severus
Lydia, Hypaipa
AE 17
Obv.: L CEΠ CЄΟΥΗΡΟC Π, laureate bust right
Rev.: VΠAIΠH/NΩN, two children (girl and boy?) playing with Astragaloi (knucklebones of a sheep), Artemis Anaitis behind
AE, 17 mm, 3.1 g
Ref.: BMC –, I.B. -, Lyd. –, SNG Cop –, Aulock –, SNG München –, Winterthur –, unpublished ?
Ex Gitbud& Naumann
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Dolphin, Tunny2 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 550-480 BC
Obv.: Dolphin left above tunny left.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square.
Ag, 0.76g, 7.7x11mm
Ref.: unpublished, Von Fritze II -; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; Rosen -; Klein -.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Hermes, kerykeion.9 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE17
Obv.: Draped bust of Hermes to right; wing on head.
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ; winged kerykeion.
AE, 17mm, 2.70g
Ref.: unpublished type
(Same obverse (die match) as H. v. Fritze. - Berlin, 1910, pl. III, 26, but with kerykeion instead of tree/serpent on the reverse)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, club, B7 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE16, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, club and B left and right
AE, 2.58g, 16mm
Ref.:apparently unpublished
shanxi
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Attaleia; Herakles/ ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. AE 1421 viewsLydia, Attaleia. Imperial Times, mid 3rd century A.D. AE 14mm, 2.07g. Obv.: bearded head of Heracles. Rev.: ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Tübingen -; SNG München -; SNG Österreich -; BMC -; Lindgren/ Kovacs -; Lindgren III -. Unpublished(?). Ex Tom Vossen1 commentsPodiceps
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Attica Athens emergency issue AR plated Obol circa 406-404 BC 0.32 g23 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rev AOE owl standing right.
Unpublished as a fouree,but of Harlan Berk BBS .
NGC VG 3/2 2490353-003
Grant H
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Aurelian103 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right

ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding whip and extending hand; at feet to left and right, bound captives. S in left field, XXIV in exergue

EF with almost full silvering left
summer 275 AD

3.49g
Unpublished variant RIC 255 "S" in field

Wildwinds example

Sold Forum Auction March 2019



Jay GT4
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BASTIEN 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST) - EXTREMELY RARE !!!14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II
WEIGHT 3.42g / AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 23-24,5mm
RIC: 75 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST)
BASTIEN: 347 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A BUST); SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 - / SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 -
COLLECTION NO: 944
NOTE: THIS COIN IS COMPLETELY UNPUBLISHED !!!
EX REYSSOUZE HOARD
Barnaba6
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BASTIEN 396 VAR. (DOTTED LEGEND) - UNLISTED IN BASTIEN !!!27 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B/-
WEIGHT 2.93g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 129 VAR. (A BUST UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: unlisted (unlisted also in supplements no. I and no. II) !!!
COLLECTION NO: 1217

Note: unpublished variety, possibly an unicum!
Barnaba6
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BCC G540 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
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BCC rgp4442 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Julia Domna 193-217
AE Assarion - Phigalia
Obv:ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜ-ΝΑ CΕΒ
Draped bust to right.
Rev:Χ(Φ)Ι-Α-ΛΕWΝ
Tyche standing left with
cornucopia and patera.
21mm. 4.24gm. Axis:90
cf. LHS Numismatics Auction 96
Lot 1654.4 08/05/2006
Extremely Rare / Previously Unpublished
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1975
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Belt Application, AE-Silvered, Letters: "MARTIIS", #01138 viewsBelt Application, AE-Silvered, Letters: "MARTIIS", #01
size: 50,5x27x4,5mm,
weight: 13,36g,
distribution: Danubian region and the Balkan,
date: ???
ref: ???
Q-001
"it is a very interesting piece, as the type is known as fibula only, but belt mounts were unpublished yet, as far as I know. The fibulae I know are from Germany, and I - and the peopel I asked - do not know this type from the Danubian region, or from the Balkans, which territories are quite rich in military stuff.
Here is the refernce:
Stefan F. Pfahl, Instrumenta Latina et Graeca Inscripta des Limesgebietes von 200 v. Chr. bis 600 n. Chr. (2012)" by Stultus, thank you Stultus.
quadrans
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Bithynia, Cius. Gordian III (AD 238–244). Potentially unpublished.21 viewsBithynia, Cius. Gordian III (AD 238–244). Æ 24mm, 7.26 g, ~1h.
Obverse: [Μ] ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC Α[VΓ?], radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: ΚΙΑ – Ν – [Ω]Ν;, Hygieia standing right, feeding a serpent in her arms from a patera held in her right hand.
References: None found, although another example of the same type (and probably dies) is housed in the British Museum (BM 1975-411-66). Also cf. Rec 108 (Tranquillina).
Ex Zlatina Gospodinova, 8-26-2015.
Mark Fox
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Bithynia, Kios, Geta, possibly unpublished60 viewsGeta as Augustus, AD 209-212
AE 24, 7.42g
obv. AYT.KP.CE - GETAC AY
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. K - IA - NW - N
Youthful Hylas, with waving clothes around hips, advancing r., drinking from a
jug he is holding with his r. hand
Ref.: cf. SNG von Aulock 518 (Volusian, only for rv.!), citing Rec.Gen p.330, 125
(Volusian); so possibly unpublished in the major works
very rare, F+, deep brown patina

Hylas was a beautiful young boy, the 'catamite' (Pat Lawrence) of Herakles, abducted by Nymphs near Kios. For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, unpublished60 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 12.35g
struck as Augustus AD 211-217
obv. ANTWNEINOC - AVGOVSTOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. NIKAIEW / N (EW ligate)
Galley over waves l., 4 oarsmen sitting ahead, helmsman standing behind, at
front standard, at stern banner; emperor sitting l., holding spear and holding
patera in outstretched r. hand, in front of him standing Tyche of Nikaia and
presentinhg the young Dionysos to him, who raises his hands to him.
Very rare, F

The rev. belongs to a coin series of Nikaia which shows the emperor in a galley where he is welcomed by the local deities of Nikaia (cf. Rec.Gen.469f). A similar motive is found on a coin for Gordian III, where the City Tyche is presenting the young Dionysos to the sitting Roma (Rec.Gen.Taf.84, 27).
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Severus Alexander, probably unpublished #126 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 22, 5.1g
obv. [M A]VR [CEV] ALEZANDROC [AV]
Bust, draped and cuirassed(?), laureate, r.
rev. NIKA - IEWN
Bundle of 5 wheat ears tied together
Waddington -; Isegrim -; probably unpublished
very rare, F/about VF, brown patina

The rev. seems to be from the same die as coin #2.
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Severus Alexander, probably unpublished #230 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 21, 4.2g
obv. [M A]VR CEVH ALEZANDROC AVG (beginning beneath the bust)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. NIKA - IEWN
Bundle of 5 wheat ears tied together
Waddington -; Isegrim -; probably unpublished
very rare, about VF/F

The rev. seems to be from the same die as coin #1
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Severus Alexander, Rec.Gen. 600 (rev. only), unpublished34 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 22, 6.87g
struck AD 222 (as Caesar)
obv. M AVR ALEZANDROC KAIC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKAIE - WN
Nymph Nikaia, in long dress ans wearing mural crown, stg. l., holding patera(?) in l. hand and resting with r. hand on a thyrsos with a gnarled staff
ref.: Rec.Gen. 600, pl.82, 27 (rev. only), apparently unpublished
Very rare, F+
Thanks to archivum and Curtis Clay for their help to attribute this coin.

There is another type of Nikaia for Marcus Aurelius showing the nymph Nikaia empting a kantharos and with a tree behind entwined by a snake, Rec.Gen. 178, pl. 71.10.
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias ad Hypium, Diadumenian, Rec.Gen. 64 cf. (rev. only), unpublished?15 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE - AE 22, 4.22g, 21.64mm, 225°
obv. M OPEL ANTW DIADV[MENIANOC]
Bust, drapedand cuirassed, bare-headed r.
rev. PROVCIEWN - PR - OC VPIW
Nemesis, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head r., holding in raised l. hand short rod horizontally
and in lowered r. hand bridle.
ref. not in Rec.Gen.:
rev. cf. no.64, pl. CV, 19 (depiiction mirrored, PR ligate)
obv. no.64 var. (has M OPEL ANT)
unpublished?
very rare, F/F+, general roughness

Thanks to Tom Mullally and Slavey Petrov for their help in attributing this type!
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias ad Hypium, Diadumenian, unpublished?22 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 22, 4.22g, 21.64mm, 225°
obv. M OPEL ANTW DIADOV[MENIANOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. PROVCIEWN - PR - OC VPIW
Female deity, in long garment, stg. fraontal, head r., holding in lowered r. hand sling and balancing on
raised l. hand rod with a knob at each end
ref. cf. Rec.Gen. 64, pl. CV, no.19, for rev.; unpublished
rare, F/F+

It is Nemesis with a bridle, but with an unusual position of the rod. Rec.Gen. 64 has Nemesis in this attitude too, but stg. l. Thanks to Tom Mullally from Neptune Numismatics for attribution!
Jochen
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BITHYNIA. Caesarea Germanica. Caracalla (198-217). Harbor of Caesarea Germanica20 viewsReference.
RG -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen; apparently unpublished.

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: KAICAPЄIAC ΓЄPMANIKHC.
Overhead view of the harbor of Caesarea Germanica, containing galley under sail right and with pharos and column at each side; within harbor, distyle temple set upon pediment; below, bull reclining left, head right.

Note.
Extremely rare and interesting

11.97 gr
29 mm
h
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) PB Medal (Unpublished?)15 viewsObv: Nimbate bust of the Virgin facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: + LЄOh/ЄҺ ΘЄO SM/SILЄV R/OMЄOҺ in four lines
Quant.Geek
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica56 viewsObv: Cross Potent with Rays in Fields
Rev: Winged Emperor Facing Left, Holding Model Castle
Unpublished obverse. Reverse is the same as Sear 2370.
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Uncertain Mint44 viewsObv: Palaeologan Monogram
Rev: Emperors Holding Labarum Between Them
21 x 24mm, 1.36g

This coin is unpublished in Sear, LPC, and PCPC. Ross Glanfield has written about this type on his excellent website:
http://www.glebecoins.net/paleos/Data/
Unlisted_Palaeologans/unlisted_palaeologans.html
Laetvs
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Byzantine, Focas, Follis, Nicomedia, Unpublished year II consular type with mappa and eagle-scepter1437 viewsBronze follis, Hahn 69a (only years 3 and 4 noted), DO 56-60 (lists only years 3 - 7), gVF, 11.48g, 32.0mm, 45o, Nicomedia mint, 603-604 A.D.; obverse d N FOCAS PERP AVG, bust facing wearing consular robes and crown with cross on circlet, mappa in right, eagle tipped scepter in left; reverse XXXX, ANNO above, II right, NIKOA in exergue1 comments
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Uncertain Mint58 viewsObv: Facing Eagle
Rev: 3/4 Standing Emperor with Scepter and Globus Cruciger
20 mm
This obverse is unpublished in Sear, DO vol IV, and the articles on Latin and Thessalonican coinage in Numismatic Chronicles 1973 and 1978.
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123752 viewsObv: St. Michael (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius Enthroned, Holding Model of Thessalonica Between Them
19 x 17 mm
Sear 2183 variant, DOC vol IV, pl. XLI, 9 variant

This coin is unpublished in Sear and DOC as a small module. Other differences: on this coin Manuel is holding a sword instead of a scepter, and there is no legend between the figures. If anyone has seen a coin like this, or has any further information about it, please let me know.
Laetvs
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Calabria Italy Taras on Dolphin21 viewsTaras, Calabria, Italy, c. 272 - 240 B.C., Silver nomos, Unpublished(?); Vlasto 932 var. (different controls), SNG ANS 1239 var. (same), HN Italy 1044 var. (same), SNG Cop -, BMC Italy -, VF, 6.520g, 19.7mm, die axis 180°,
OBV: Nude warrior wearing crested helmet on horse standing left, holding shield on left arm, horse raising right foreleg, ET (control) before horse, API-ΣTΩN below divided by horse's left foreleg;
REV: Taras on dolphin left, kantharos in extended right hand, trident nearly vertical in left, ΓY (control) behind upper right, TAPAΣ below;

Very Rare variant. EX: Forum Ancient Coins

Taras, the only Spartan colony, was founded in 706 B.C. The founders were Partheniae ("sons of virgins"), sons of unmarried Spartan women and Perioeci (free men, but not citizens of Sparta).
These out-of-wedlock unions were permitted to increase the prospective number of soldiers (only the citizens could be soldiers) during the bloody Messenian wars. Later, however, when they were no longer
needed, their citizenship was retroactively nullified and the sons were obliged to leave Greece forever. Their leader, Phalanthus, consulted the oracle at Delphi and was told to make the harbor of Taranto
their home. They named the city Taras after the son of Poseidon, and of a local nymph, Satyrion. The reverse depicts Taras being saved from a shipwreck by a dolphin sent to him by Poseidon.
This symbol of the ancient Greek city is still the symbol of modern Taranto today.

SRukke
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Calabria, Tarentum. Ca. 280-228 B.C. AR litra46 views10.8 mm, .59 g, 11 h
Cockle-shell / Dolphin right; elephant below.
HN Italy -; SNG ANS -; Vlasto -.
Nice VF. Apparently unpublished control mark. "
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CAMPANIA: Neapolis8 viewsUnpublished variety. From the RBW collection.Molinari
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CAMPANIA: Neapolis12 viewsQuarter unit. Taliercio-; MSP I-; Unpublished.Molinari
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Caracalla AE 25 - Parium25 viewsParium
Mysia
Caracalla
Obv.: M AVR ANTONINVS CAI (sic)
Bareheaded and draped bust right
Rev.: […]
She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus
25 mm, 7.31 gr, 6 h
CNG Elec. Auc. 387 (11/2016), lot 290 (same dies); Unpublished in standard references
Vladimir P
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Caracalla, AE 1839 viewsM V KAI [ANTONEINOC] - legend retrograde
Bust draped, right
NIKOPOLITON PROC ICT
Snake rising from altar
Varbanov (Eng.) I, -
unpublished?
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Caracalla, AE 22 Diassaria121 viewsM AVRLI A/NTONINVS
Laureate bust, right
MVNICIA STOBENSI
Nike striding right, inscribing shield, without globe
Obverse unlisted, note obverse legend blunder (not M AVREL)
Reverse die match with unpublished reverse previously described with V119 obverse
Kuzmanovic Collection 873
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CARIA. Knidos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Uncertain magistrate.22 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished.

Obv:
Laureate head of Apollo right.

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

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

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

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

Rev: BΩ / KNI.
Prow right.

1.32 gr.
12 mm.
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CHALCIDICE, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian laurel wreath12 viewsReference.
RPC III, -; Butcher SNG Milan -; SNG Hunterian -; BMC Galatia -; SNG München -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ-ΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on far shoulder

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ / no letter
All within laurel-wreath

12 gr
22 mm
12h
okidoki
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Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, pseudo-autonomous, RPC 464 (obv. only), unpublished?22 viewsAE 24, 8.71g
struck 2nd-3rd century AD
obv. IEROPOLI - TWN
Bust of the City-Goddess (Tyche), draped and veiled, wearing mural-crown, r.
rev. [TWN PROS TW PYRAMW]
Bust of Artemis Perasia, draped and veiled, wearing mural-crown, r.; burning torch before
ref. not at Isegrim; RPC I, 464 (obv. only), thanks to Archivum!; unpublished?
about VF, dark-green patina

The goddess on the rev. is sometimes called Hekate because of the torch, in error because Hekate never wears a mural crown.
This type should not have been struck after Severus, because after Severus always KASTABALEWN is added. For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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Cilicia, Syedra, Marcus Aurelius, Ziegler Kilikien, 121 (rev. only), unpublished?30 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 30, 14.04g
obv. AVT KAI M A - VR ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, lautreate, r.
c/m AK in rectangular incus (Howgego 514) before
rev. C - V - E - DRE / WN
Ares, helmeted and wearing suit of armour, stg. l. between Dike, in long garment, stg. r., and Hermes, nude, with kerykeion in l. arm and wearing winged boots.
Ziegler, Kilikien, - (rev. same dies like #121 for Lucius Verus)
very rare, about VF/F

'A wonderful mythological type from the oracle given by Apollo to the people of Syedra. Ares, the war god and killer of men, stands bound in iron chains of Hermes and is judged for its crimes by Dike (justice). The Syedrians were told to erect a statue to this end so this could be very well a visual of the statue erected.' For more information please take a look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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CILICIA. Syedra. Caracalla 198-217 AD Unpublished Ae 13 viewsReference.
SNG France -; SNG Levante -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Asia Minor Coins Online -; apparently unpublished.

Obv: A K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: CVЄΔPЄΩN/ϹΥƐΔΡƐΩΝ
Judgement of Ares by Dike; from l. to r.: Dike standing r., holding sword; Ares standing l., disarmed; Hermes standing l., holding caduceus
or
in centre, Ares standing, facing; to l., Dike standing, facing, head., r.; to r., nude Hermes standing, l., holding caduceus

20.02 gr
34 mm
6h
okidoki
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City Commemorative AE3. 330-335 AD.9 viewsCity Commemorative AE3. 330-335 AD. VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma left / she-wolf & twins, 2 stars above with vertical three dots between, SMN Gama in ex. Unpublished Gama
"VD"
Britanikus
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Commodus - Medallic sestertius51 viewsWorn obverse legend, that should read : L. AELIVS AVRELIVS COMMODVS AVG. PIVS FELIX , head of Hercules/Commodus left, wearing lion's skin
HER CVLI / ROM ANO / AVG VST. in three lines divided by club, all in wreath. No SC.
33-34 mm

This bronze coin has the size of a large sestertius, but has not the letters SC, and the obverse is from the die engraver who worked for medallions, while the reverse die was carved with much less care. It is a reduced version of a medallion (42 mm) discovered in Crete - the only parallel I could find :
http://www.maat.com.au/commodusmedallion.html

Probably unpublished
Ginolerhino
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Commodus AE36 Medallion198 viewsHierocaesarea mint
Magistrate (archon) Artemidoros
BMC Lydia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, Imhoof-Blumer -
24.976 g, maximum diameter 36.4mm, die axis 180o,
Obverse AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMO∆O, laureate and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse ΕΠΙ[...]ΟΥ[...] ΑΡΤΕΜΙ∆ΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ[...] ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing half-right wearing chiton; Leto standing half-left holding patera; Apollo standing half-left, naked, resting left hand on lyre; nice armored bust.

An interesting reverse depicting a mythological scene: Leto and her children Artemis and Apollo. The two were fathered by Zeus, arousing Hera's jealousy. Leto was banned from giving birth on earth or sea, but found the island of Delos, which supposedly was not connected to either.

(all notes from FORVM website)

Extremely rare with no other specimens found on Wildwinds.com, acsearch.info or coinarchives.com.

No examples in Loebbecke, Scholz or all the Imhoof additions.-Dane Kurth

One same size, same obv. die as {this coin}, same magistrate (archon) Artemidoros, but different rev. type (river god reclining), in RPC temp. (online) 8174 = Peus 365, 2000, Burstein 696, there stated to be unpublished and apparently unique.-Curtis Clay

(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay and Ms. Dane Kurth "Helvetica" for further information)

EX: FORVM Ancient Coins
8 commentsMark Z
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Commodus Artemis Varbanov 216428 viewsCommodus, Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, 177 - 192 AD, 18mm, 3.6g, Varbanov 2164 (otherwise unpublished)
OBV: M AVR KOMODOC ANTWNEINOC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
REV: NEIKOPO-L EITWN, Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver
and holding bow in left hand; stag standing right before.
Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.10.13.2, same obv. die

RARE
Romanorvm
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CONCORDIA MILIT25 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
one cornucopiae and no throne back
unpublished variant
Tibsi
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Constantine I AE Follis - CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Anepigraphic49 viewsA/CONS, Constantinople mint. Struck 328 AD.
Unpublished, this bust type is unlisted in RIC
Extremely rare
moneta_auction
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CONSTANTINE I, AE Follis, RIC 435v, Sarmatia Devicta163 viewsOBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back, STR(cresent) in ex (unpublished mintmark).
2.8g, 19.4mm

Minted at Trier, 323-4 AD
This coin alludes to the Sarmatian war and the victories of Constantine in the year of Christ 322. According to Zosimus, that great emperor drove back the routed Sarmatae beyond the Danube, and they pursued them to a place where they had rallied for the purpose of renewing the fight. He there again defeated and put them to flight, taking a great number of them prisoners, whom he doomed to captivity, and their King, Rausimodus being left among the slain.
Legatus
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Corinth, Hadrian, unpublished? (tooled)41 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE 25, 13.21g
obv. IMP CAES TR - [AIAN HADRIANVC AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. .COL.L.IVL. -[COR?...]
Bust of Tyche, wearing mural crown, r.
ref. unpublished?
S+, red-green patina

Smoothed and heavily tooled on rev.
2 commentsJochen
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COS II denarius (RIC 680 for Vespasian) for Domitian38 viewsDenarius for Domitian. Rome mint. 73 AD. 2.89 grs.
Observe : Laureate head right. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II. From low right.
Reverse : Domitian on horse left. Right hand raised and sceptre in left.

Weight is low but the coin is not plated.
Superb style.
3 commentslabienus
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Cyclades, Syros, 3rd- 1st Centuries BC, Æ 1129 viewsHead of Dionysos wreathed with ivy left.
Kantharos, between two symbols 8-Ʒ (symbols largely off-flan).

Unpublished in the standard references, cf. CNG eAuction 248 (26 Jan 2011) Lot 119 (Syros).

(11 mm, 1.46 g 10h)
Forvm Ancient Coins

This coin was acquired with an "unknown attribution". Subsequently, CNG attributed the coin type to Syros. A handful examples are known from sales in recent years.
1 commentsn.igma
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Cyprus, Unstruck Blank. Bronze diobol10 viewsLate Ptolemaic Cyprus, Unstruck Blank. Bronze diobol, apparently unpublished, dark patina, Paphos mint, 13.907g, 24.4mm, obverse blank, with dimple where the limestone mold was drilled; reverse, blank, with signs of casting, sprue cut where the planchet was disconnected from the casting tree. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Diadumenian AE 21 - Parium10 viewsParium
Mysia
Diadumenian
Obv.: M OPE DIADVMENIANVS CA
Bareheaded, draped bust right
Rev.: C G I H PA
Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over altar
21 mm, 4.99 gr, 6 h
Unpublished in standard references; Gorny & Mosch auc. 245 (III/2017), lot 1490 (same dies)
Vladimir P
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Diocletian, eagle left - head right, year 316 viewsDiocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt. Billon tetradrachm, obverse legend variation unpublished in major references, Milne 4864 var, Geissen 3234 var, Curtis 1968 var, BMC 2533 var, SNG Cop 983 var, flat strike, Alexandria mint, 8.869 grams, 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 286 - 28 Aug 287 A.D.; obverse “A K G OUAL DIOKLHTIANOC CEB”, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse eagle standing left, head turned right, wreath in beak, ETOYC and star left, “G” (year 3) right. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Dolphin on Tripod56 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin above tripod with fillets.
RIC II² 38 (R3) - this coin!
Previously unpublished.
Unique, this coin specifically recorded in RIC II².
3 commentsOldMoney
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 88 A.D. (2.78g, 18.5mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, laureate head left. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stgl l., with wand and shield. RIC 601A (R3). Ex Harry N. Sneh via David Atherton.

This coin is thus far unique and unpublished. It was found by a metal detector in Hushwaite, North Hampshire in 2009. Carradice was made aware of the coin in 2010, and it should be assigned 601A in the upcoming RIC II addenda. The actual find is registered at the UKDFD site Ref No: 16818. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H
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EB0059 Bee / Stag18 viewsEphesos, IONIA, drachm, ca.405-325 BC.
Obverse: Bee, E-Φ to left and right.
Reverse: Stag standing right, palm tree in background, ΠγPPAΛIΩN to right.
References: SNG Cop 283ff. Note: There are almost 1,000 known varieties of the bronze and silver bee/stag coin types with unpublished types appearing every year.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.062g.
2 commentsEB
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EB0563 Macrinus / Zeus12 viewsMacrinus, AE 37, of Mallus, Cilicia, 217-218 AD.
Obv: [AVTO KAIC MAPK OPEL CEVHP MAKPEINON CEB], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Counterstamp SC to revalidate coin when Mallus received the rank of colony under Elagabalus.
Rev: [MAL IER POL QEOU AMFILOCOU], Zeus seated half left, resting left hand on staff, holding Nike in right hand. Possible countermark (male head) on Zeus.
Unpublished reverse for Macrinus.
References: cf SNG Levante 1284 (this obv. with countermarks).
Diameter: 37.5mm, Weight: 21.52 grams.
EB
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EB0726 Soter Megas / King on horseback13 viewsVima Taktu ("Soter Megas”), Taxila, Kushan Empire, Æ Tetradrachm, circa 1900-1980 AD.
Obverse: Bust right wearing fancy hat, waving baton.
Reverse: ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΝΌΜΙΣΜΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΠΛΑΣΤΌ (or sim.), King on horseback, tamgha in right field.
References: Rare, unpublished.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.458g.
Extremely fine example of this type.
EB
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-28 AD star within Crescent17 viewsReference.
RPC III, --

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev.
6 ray Star within crescent

0.98 gr
13 mm
6h
okidoki
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Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D. Silver denarius49 viewsPossibly unique! The combination of this reverse legend with a recumbent bull behind the altar is apparently unpublished and this is the only example known to Forum. The bull is present on a similar type with the reverse legend INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG.


Silver denarius, RSC III 213c var. (no bull); BMCRE V 269 var. (same); Hunter III 68 var. (same); RIC IV 52 (S) var. (same, also no horn); SRCV II 7538 var. (same), NGC XF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5 (2412840-011), Rome mint, weight 3.07g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 0o, Jan 222 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, horned, laureate, draped and bearded bust right, from the front; reverse P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Elagabalus standing slightly left, wearing Syrian priestly dress, sacrificing from patera in right hand over flaming altar at feet on left, club (or branch) cradled in left hand and arm, star in upper left field, recumbent bull behind altar; NGC certified (slabbed); extremely rare.

Coins with a horned portrait and the title TR P V were struck in January 222 A.D. After some days or weeks the horn was removed from Elagabalus' portrait. Elagabalus had shocked the public with bizarre behavior including cross dressing and marrying a vestal virgin. Removing the unusual horn from his portrait was probably part of a last ditch effort to show that he had changed, dropping his peculiar Syrian ways. The effort failed. On 11 March 222, Elagabalus and his mother were murdered, dragged through the streets of Rome and dumped into the Tiber.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Etenna, Pisidia, AE 35.3; ΕΤΕΝΝΕΩΝ, Zeus seated6 viewsTranquillina, Etenna, Pisidia, AE 35.3mm, 16.49g; ΣΑΒ ΤΡΑΝΚΥΛΛΕΙΝΑΝ (!), Head of Tranquillina r. / ΕΤΕΝΝΕΩΝ, Zeus seated r., holding sceptre. Cf. Aulock Pisidien 637 (different obverse) Possibly unpublished variety. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Eumenes tetradrachm45 viewsstruck under Eumenes I in the name of his great-uncle, Philetairos.
Obv: laureate head of Philetairos right.
Rev: ΦIΛETAIPOY legend with Athena enthroned left, holding laurel wreath in extended right hand, crowing the name, left elbow resting on shield; transverse spear in background; A in outer left field, ivy leaf in inner left field, bow behind throne
17.23 g
Westermark Group III/IVA hybrid, obverse die V.XXII, reverse die R2 of obverse die XXXIII, otherwise unpublished; same dies as Classical Numismatic Group Triton XVI Sessions 1 & 2, Lot 434, January 2013.

ex Timeline Auctions (1.12.2015, Lot 2148)
1 commentsareich
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire89 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire75 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire79 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
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Faustina II (Augusta) Thrace, Phillipopolis23 viewsFaustina II (Augusta)
Thrace, Phillipopolis
AE 1 Assaria
NEACE-ФАYCTEINA - Draped bust right
ФIΛIППО-ПОΛEITΩN - Fortuna facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Mint: (147-157 AD)
Ref: Nenov Fau1-B 18/Fau1-B-1 (see notes); Similar to Varbanov (engl) 895 ("private collection, unpublished)

Nenov's survey is located here: http://philippopolis.e-xtracts.com/Fau1.pdf
From his document:
Obverse Die- Fau1-B 18 mm – 1 assaria NEACE-ФАYCTEINA
Reverse Die: Fau1-B-1 18 mm-3.6 g ФIΛIППО-ПОΛEITΩN Fortuna
Scotvs Capitis
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Galatia, Ankyra, Caracalla, unpublished?36 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE - AE 30, 15.72g, 29.83mm, 195°
obv. ANTWNINOC - AVGOVCTO - C
bearded head, laureate, r.
rev. MHTROPOLE - WC ANKYRAC
in l. field one below the other IE / RO / C
in r. field one below the other AG / W / N
athlete, nude, stg. frontal, head r., holding in l. arm long bended rod and with r. hand crowns himself with
price-crown; in l. field palmbranch
ref. not in BMC, SNG France 3, Klose, Stumpf, Sport Spiele Sieg; unpublished?
very rare, VF+, black-green patina

In the times of Caracalla the games called Asklepieia Sotereia Pythia, games in honour of Asklepios, took place in Ankyra. Because Caracalla suffered of serious sickness he visited these games. May be that this coin mentions games in honour of Asklepios too.
3 commentsJochen
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Galba AR Denarius44 viewsGalba, AD 68-69. Denarius, Spain (Tarraco ?), 68. AR 3.25 g.
Obv: GALBA - IMPERTOR Laureate head r., globe at point of bust.
Rev. VIRTVS Virtus, wearing short tunica, standing l., holding parazonium with her l. hand, on her outstretched r. hand Victoria with palm branch and wreath.
RIC 48a (R3) Supplementum Galbianum, Quaderni Ticinesi XII Numismatica E Antichita Classiche 1984. Cf. BMC 341, 194v.; BN III, 36, 34v.; C. 210; RIC 30var. (all with IMP on obv.).
Very rare variant. Toned. Small chips on flan. Almost very fine
Provenance: Auction UBS, Zurich 49 (2000), 365.
Ex: “The Galba Collection”
Hess Divo Auction 333, Lot 100 November 30, 2017
Hess Divo Auction 334 Lot 107 May 29, 2018

Here is another rare denarius of Galba. For a while I thought it was an unpublished variant. It did not appear in RIC 1  (1984).I have to thank Dr. Jryki Muona for supplying the correct reference for me. It appeared in a paper by Sutherland in 1984 entitled Supplementum Galbianum. In this paper several previously unpublished coins of Galba including mine were added. My coin type was given the reference number RIC 48a. Other information including corrections and further information is given in the paper. This coin does not occur in the major museum collections. There is one in the Oxford collection and this is the coin used in the paper cited above. There is one other that was auctioned in 2004 by Gorny & Mosch. I have been unable to find any further examples.

For me the most notable quality of this coin is not the rarity (it is R3: 6-10 examples known in the collections examines for RIC), it is the amazing portrait. I have 4 coins of Galba and not one of the portraits is close to any of the others. There is a remarkable variation in portraits on Galba's denarii, especially considering the short reign of the emperor.

Where was this coin minted? It has the globe at the terminus of the bust. This would seem to indicate Taracco in Spain. However, after some research I have discovered that other mints may have used the globe terminus. In other words, if there is no globe it was not minted in Taracco, if it has the globe it may be Taracco. 

The reverse with Virtvs holding victory does appear on other coins of Galba. However, on the vast majority of these the legend "Vitvus" is on the left and not the right. I have seen 2 other types with "Virtvs" on the right. However, on one the bust has no globe terminus so it is not a Tarraco mint coin. On the other, the obverse legend is different and the coin is probably a product of the Carthage mint in Africa because of the distinctive portrait.

I am very happy to have acquired this coin. It is unusual, interesting, and has a great portrait as well as an interesting reverse.

2 commentsorfew
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Gallien, Rome, Unlisted and Unpublished Coins [Sena 2009]85 viewsa publication of this coins in cahiers numismatique mars 2009 (sena) http://www.sena.fr/
icos
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Gallienus - Antoninianus48 viewsAntioch Mint
GALLIENVS AVG
Draped and radiate bust right
AETETNITAS AVG (sic) for AETERNITAS AVG
She wolf and twins to right - no palm at exergue
4,20 gr, full silvered

Ref: unpublished with this error
Other exemplar known: 1 (same dies)
4 commentsbyzancia
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Geta Eros16 viewsGETA, AE16, MARKIANOPOLIS, 212 - 209 AD, 16mm, 3.8g
OBV: Λ CΕΠΤΙ ΓΕΤA ΚΑ[Ι]. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta Caesar r.
REV: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ-OΛΙΤΩΝ. Similar, but Eros is balanced more precariously. Unpublished with this obverse legend?
Note: There is a similar coin, wrongly described, at www.wildwinds.com.

RARE
Romanorvm
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Geta Homonoia Unpublished20 viewsGeta, 19mm, 4.2g, Moushmov 3112,
OBV: Greek Letters draped bust right
REV: Greek letters Here standing left holding patera & long scepter
OVLPIAC PAVTALIAC
Per Curtis Clay:
On rev. apparently Homonoia = Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia.
Your coin is a variant of Ruzicka 832, where the rev. legend is PAVTALIWTWN.
So your coin was an unpublished variant when Ruzicka published his corpus in 1933.
Bear in mind, however, 1) that being unique was the rule, so nothing special, for the small bronzes of Geta at Pautalia known to Ruzicka.
He only knew one specimen of almost all of them, and those known in two or more specimens were in the definite minority!
2) A huge number of new coins from Pautalia have been discovered and entered the market since 1933, and especially since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
A new corpus might well be able to attest other coins exactly like yours.
Romanorvm
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Ghaznavids: Mawdud ibn Mas’ud (1041-1048) AR Double Dirham (Unpublished)29 viewsSpongeBob
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Gold Tara, Vijayanagar feudatory in Uttara Kannada, Saluva dynasty (1486-1505), South India82 viewsGold Tara (or half-fanam). Deer standing left, semi-circle with a dot inside above (crescent moon and star?) / Brahmi letter "Ra" (corrupt and only partially seen). 5mm, 0.25 grams. Unpublished.

These coins are published as silver taras, but are seemingly unknown in gold. They (in silver) are sometimes found in the Uttara Kannada (Gerusoppe region) where the feudatory dynasty of Vijayanagara the Saluva ruled. The short-lived Saluva dynasty included only 2 rulers - Narasimha Saluva (1486-1492) and Immadi Narasimha (1492-1505).

Antonio Protti
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Gold Tara, Vijayanagar feudatory in Uttara Kannada, Saluva dynasty (1486-1505), South India82 viewsGold Tara (or half-fanam). Deer standing left, semi-circle with a dot inside above (crescent moon and star?) / Brahmi letter "Ra" (corrupt and only partially seen). 5mm, 0.25 grams. Unpublished.

These coins are published as silver taras, but are seemingly unknown in gold. They (in silver) are sometimes found in the Uttara Kannada (Gerusoppe region) where the feudatory dynasty of Vijayanagara the Saluva ruled. The short-lived Saluva dynasty included only 2 rulers - Narasimha Saluva (1486-1492) and Immadi Narasimha (1492-1505).


Antonio Protti
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Greek, Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 22mm 8.35 g35 viewsPegasos flying left.Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet ,Pileus behind.
The pileus seems to be an unpublished symbol.
Grant H
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GREEK, Cyprus, Paphos mint. Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII-XV. Mintet c. 51-39 B.C. 83 viewsCyprus, Paphos mint. Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII-XV. Mintet c. 51-39 B.C. Bronze diobol, 10.340g, 29.5mm. VF. Attributution by Matt Kreuzer, author of "The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus." The two eagles symbolize two rulers on the throne of Cyprus, in this case Cleopatra VII and one of her two successive brother-husbands, Ptolemy XIII or XIV, less likely her son Ptolemy XV. The round, thin flan and weight standard is correct for the very late Ptolemaic Kingdom. The palm branch appears on obols (c. 6 grams) across the eagles, RPC 3903. Obv: diademed head of Zeus right, of Cypriot style, star before? Ref: unstruck Greek legend, presumably PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left, palm branch before. Unpublished in major references: SNG Cop -, BMC -, Svor -, Paphos II -, RPC -, Noeske -. Exstremely rareBard Gram O
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Greek, Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great 170 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Apparently unpublished; Thompson -, Müller -, SNG -, Armenak Hoard -, Black Sea Hoard - , et al. -, gVF, nice style, a few bump, small test cut in edge, Lysimachia(?) mint, weight 17.024g, maximum diameter 30.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left on prow-like throne, Nike crowning king's name in right, rests left arm on round shield behind, ΠA monogram over AP monogram left, lion head left in exergue; possibly unique;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.

We were unable to find another example with this combination of control symbols. Thompson lists the lion head and AP monogram control symbols for Lysimachia, but not together. The ΠA monogram is not listed for not for Lysimachia but is listed for other mints.

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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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GREEK, Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great, Gold stater25 viewsSH30334. Gold stater, apparently unpublished, Müller -, EF, weight 8.652 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain mint, obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great right wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left, Victory in extended right, resting left elbow on shield, XA monogram left; sharp details with some luster, obverse slightly double-struck, ex Numismatica Ars Classica/NAC AG LondonJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Lycaonia, Laranda mint. c. 324 - 323 B.C.21 viewsLycaonia, Laranda mint. c. 324 - 323 B.C. AR silver hemiobol, 0.486 g, 9.5 mm. Obv: crude head (Baal?) left. Rev: wolf forepart right, L above. Verify ref: cf. Klein 652 and SNG Paris 2311. Laranda was attacked and destroyed by Perdiccas in 322 B.C. This coin, which was probably minted for the city's defense, is very similar to the referenced coins. Those coins have the name of the city, LARAN, above a similar wolf forepart and are on similar slightly squared flans. This coin has only L, which surely stands for Laranda. Very rare, apparently unpublished. Bard Gram Okland
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Greek, Lysimachos Tetradrachm229 viewsDiademed head of Alexander III ( The Great ) wearing horn of Amon.
Reverse.ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left elbow resting on shield, inner left field monogram above lion head, in exergue club and monogram.


Ref: Unpublished in Thompson and SNG Cop. ( 15.94g, 28mm, 3h )
Good very fine,irridesence in fields, slight corrosion reverse right edge, otherwise an attractive coin.

The mongrams on this coin are closer to those recorded by Thompson for the mint of Cius rather than the mint of Heraclea that employed the club symbol with the limited momogram HP

1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Greek, MYSIA, Kyzikos.119 viewsRarity otherwise unpublished
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (Gold - 9mm, about 2.49 g). Kithara (lyre) ; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 181 (stater); cf. SNG France 325 (1/12 Stater); Hurter & Liewald II 181. Fine. Rarity.
Same coin listed at Wildwinds.

Sam Mansourati Collection / CNG.
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
2 commentsSam
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI, 204-181 B.C851 viewsMasterpiece portrait. SNG Cop lists a simliar coin in the same year, with an owl in the left field, for the mint of Citium, Cyprus (SNG Cop 588). At Salamis, the owl was also used in the left field on a coin of the Selukid king, Antiocus IV, 170-168 B.C. Our coin is unpublished in references held by FORVM.7 commentssalem
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Seleukid Kingdom, Babylon, AR Tetradrachm - urecorded with the anchor normally found in the left field erased from the die202 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aetophoros seated left, circled NE monogram in left field, large Π beneath throne; remnant die erased anchor symbol in outer left field.
Price 3347 var. (anchor in left field, attributed to Arados); Houghton Group II, Series H, 69-76 var. (anchor in left field); SC 94.3(c) var. (anchor in left field). Obverse die macth to SC 94.4; SNG Copenhage 670; HGC 9, 10g (C). Babylon II (Native or Satrapal Mint) 311-305 BC. A unique example of the type – undocumented with the erased anchor.
(27 mm, 17.29 g, 5h).

This is the only known example of SC 94.3c that bears a reverse struck from a die on which the anchor that is normally found in the outer left field has been erased. It is the one of two erased anchor issues in the name of Alexander outside of museum collections. The other example SC 94.5 is also to be found in the LT collection. The anchor erasure has not been documented on SC 94.3c, although it is known on three examples of SC 94.4 that bear a ΠAT monogram mint control in the place of the circled NE monogram found on this coin. The obverse of this coin is a die match to an example of SC 94.4, SNG Copenhagen 670, illustrated in Morkholm Plate V, 82. This previously unrecorded example of anchor erasure is further evidence that the erasure was a systematic and deliberate act in the Babylon II mint that appears to have occurred around the time that Seleukos adopted the royal title.
Lloyd T
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator, Unpublished Legend Error137 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Æ 20 - Antioch on the Orontes
Winged head of Medusa right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKY (sic) Indian humped bull butting right, control mark Ξ in exergue.
SC 21.2(b); CSE 9; WSM 925; SNG Spaer 23; HGC 9, 92a (S-R1); Sear GCV 5852.
Struck ca. 286-281 BC at Antioch on the Orontes.
(20 mm, 7.06 g, 2h).
Note the misspelled legend, missing the letter O in the genitive of the king's name; the only known example of this apparently unrecorded error.
Lloyd T
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GREEK, SILVER OBOL OF AIOLIS KYME FROM 480 - 450 BC 27 viewsOBVERSE – Head of Eagle Right, KY below
REVERSE – Incuse square punch
9.8 MM AND 1.01 GRAMS.
Extremly rare eagle to right(Third known) , no other example found with the same weight, unpublished in any known reference!!!
Canaan
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Greek, THESSALIAN LEAGUE--SHIELD/LYRE (possibly unpublished Rogers 4 var.)157 viewsAE 14 mm 3.24 g
302 - 294 BCE
OBV: MACEDONIAN SHIELD WITH CENTRAL STAR
REV: ThESSA (r. down) )/LWN (l. down) AT SIDES OF LYRE
ROGERS 4 var.
POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED VARIETY (IN ROGERS 4, ARRANGEMENT OF ETHNIC IS DOWN WITH OPEN END OF LYRE FACING DOWN)
1 commentslaney
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Greek, Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type Electrum Hekte39 viewsSH85577. Electrum hekte, Phokaic standard 1/6 stater; unpublished, EF, flan cracks, uncertain western Anatolia mint, weight 2.721g, maximum diameter 8.96mm, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse plain globular surface; reverse one small incuse square punch; extremely rare

Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
Joe Sermarini
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Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Roma seated left Eastern Mint32 viewsReference.
RIC -; BMC -; Strack *-- cf (Taf. XIX, 40 und XX, 14).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on curule chair holding Victory and sceptre

2.82 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
Same obverse die as http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149088
3 commentsokidoki
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Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint34 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. PM TR P - COS III
Victory standing right with trophy in both hands

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki
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Hadrian Denarius 129-31 AD Victory standing Eastern mint9 viewsReference.
BMCRE --; Strack --; RIC --; C. -- Apparently unpublished.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (Legend reversed as AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS)
Laureate head right with slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. COS III (Legend reversed as III COS)
Victory standing right holding wreath and palm

3.13 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.

Strack knew just three Eastern denarii with this transposed obv. legend, including one with a Minerva standing rev. type in the Trau coll., Strack's pl. XVIII, *18. Curtis Clay has another example with this obverse with the Minerva type. This would appear to be a fifth specimen from this obverse die but with a new reverse type.

Additional information on this coin from Curtis Clay:-
"Interesting. Apparently a new rev. type on the Eastern denarii, of uncertain origin.

That's admittedly a fairly standard Victory advancing right rev. type, but I find no such type on any denarius of Hadrian from the mint of Rome, nor on his Asian cistophori.

A similar type does occur on Hadrian's silver quinarii, and on a rather scarce denarius of Trajan struck in 112 but these seem unlikely sources for a type on Hadrian's Eastern denarii.

Moreover on the Roman coins Victory grasps the stem of the palm over her shoulder in her left fist, thumb upwards, whereas on the Eastern denarius she palms the stem, holding it with her downwards pointing thumb while apparently keeping her fingers extended. I imagine that this detail may go back to the source copied, since it seems unlikely that the engraver changed it on his own whim."
Ex maridvnvm
okidoki
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Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequitas standing10 viewsReference.
Strack *-- ; RIC II, --; BMCRE --; C. --; BMC --

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. PM TR POTES III COS III
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

3.40 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
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Hadrian Pan Leaning on Syrinx39 viewsHadrian AE25, 8.03g, Pella Macedonia,
OBV: Unknown legend, Laureate bust right
REV: COL IVL AV [Pella], Pan Leaning on Syrinx
Similar reverse legend as Varbanov (Engl.) 3715 (AE20) but unlisted in this size.

Unknown and Unpublished
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Herennius Etruscus33 viewsHERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Son of Trajan Decius - Caesar Antoninien 251 Antioche R2 billon,
Antioch mint, RIC 159 a or b (depending on the dots beneath the bust, 1 or 4, i see 2 dots?)
OBV: HEREN ETRV MES Q V DECIVS CAESAR
REV: PVDICITIA AVG

FORVM: CurtisClay
The dots indicate mint workshops, and new workshop varieties not attested
in RIC are turning up all the time. So nothing to be surprised or mystified
about! If you specialized in Antioch antoniniani of the reigns of Decus and
Gallus you might well find that a third or so of the coins you acquired were
unpublished varieties. Take a look at the many unpublished pieces of Gallus
and Volusian in Richard Beale's collection on his website "249-253 AD: Four
Bad Years".
Still, nice to have a rare and possibly unpublished variety in your collection!
Romanorvm
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Hunnic Tribes: Uncertain King (550-600 CE) Drachm (Unpublished)22 viewsSpongeBob
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Huszár 724, Pohl 225, Unger 569a-b, Réthy II 238, Kaplan (unpublished) Subtype B 190 viewsHungary. Matthias "Corvinus" (Mátyás Hunyadi in Hun.) (1458-1490). AR denar.

Obv: +MOnETA • – • hVnGARIE, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), raven with ring in escutcheon, small Szapolyai shield (rampant unicorn facing left) below.

Rev: PATRO – VNGAR, Crowned nimbate Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, S–W in fields.

The type was probably struck in occupied Vienna by István Szapolyai, the Hungarian provincial governor, 1487-1490 (per Pohl) or 1489-1490 (per Huszár) or ca. 1485-1490 (per Unger), with an average fineness of approximately .500 silver, and an average weight of .59023 g.

Subtype B is an uncommon variation of an uncommon emission, in that the obverse legend is in a Gothic style rather than a Renaissance style. It is neither described nor depicted in any of the catalogs.

Historic Note: There had been tension and sporadic warfare between Matthias and Frederick III of Austria (the Holy Roman Emperor) from the inception of Matthias's reign. On June 1, 1485 Vienna fell to the Hungarian forces. Matthias made the city his capital, and declared himself Duke of Austria. The city reverted to Habsburg control immediately after Matthias died.

Stkp
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Huszár 807, Pohl 242-3, Unger 641c, Réthy II 272B. Kaplan Subtype C (unpublished)116 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 16 mm., .58 gr.

Obv: * WLADISLAI *R * VNGAR, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle with outstretched wings in center.

Rev: PATRO — N * R VNGAR, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, n—A (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1498-1503 (per Unger) or 1500-1502, except for this privy (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania) in 1505 Ambrosius Literatus, kammergraf (per Pohl).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. This is a rare privy mark. According to Huszár and Pohl, there are one to three stars on the coins bearing this mark, apparently on the obverse above and the sides of the shield. They are absent from this coin, which is apparently an less common variant for the mark. The style of the Madonna’s robe and crown do not fit within Kaplan Subtypes A and B, and are assigned to a catch-all Subtype C.
Stkp
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Ikaria Oinoe Æ10 4th century B.C. Female head right. Reverse: ΘΙΝΑΕ Bull walking right20 viewsIslands off Ionia, Ikaria Oinoe Æ10 4th century B.C. 1.099g, 10.5mm, 45o,
Obverse: Female head right. Reverse: ΘΙΝΑΕ Bull walking right. Attribution: Unpublished? Ex FORVM
Podiceps
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Imitation Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD Hadrian standing between two military standards 12 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA in ex. SC
Hadrian, togate, standing left, between two military standards, holding with right hand a military standard in left holding volumen.

22.95 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
This reverse is normaly for Concordia holding with both hands ( Concordia standing facing, head left, holding aquila and Signa), here we see Hadrian on the reverse
okidoki
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IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!) UNIQUE ! 4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1219

NOTE: unpublished and atypical obverse legend - most likely an engraver's error. This is the only example of this legend known to me. Probably unique !
Barnaba6
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG / CONCORDIA MILITVM second example new photo22 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.86g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 21-24 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH CONCORDIA MILITVM REVERSE
COLLECTION NO. 1348

NOTE: extremely rare and unpublished reverse type for Serdica!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6
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India, Chandragupta II181 viewsIndia,Gupta king- Chandragupta II,
weight 1.49 gms,Silver.
unpublished
Girish sharma
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INDIA, Kushan-Huviska-MIIPO60 viewsIndia, Kushan Empire, Huviska, ca 152-192 AD, Gold Dinar, 8.02g, MIIPO (Mithra) or Sun God type

Obv: King's bust left emerging from clouds, nimbate, holding sceptre and mace, wearing ornamental conical pointed cap, circular Bactrian legend around: þao nano þao oohþki Koþano (King of Kings, Huvishka the Kushan).

Rev: Mithra standing facing left, radiate, left hand at hip holding sword and granting blessing, Legend at right: MIIPO, Kanishka tamgha at left below right arm.

Very Rare and Unpublished: see Göbl 281 for obverse, Göbl 137.1 for reverse.

Exceptionally fine style, perfectly centred on a large flan, mint state with lustre. Note the King’s fine facial features, clothes and ornaments.
mitresh
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IONIA, EPHESOS21 views4th - 3rd Century BC
AE 10 mm, 0.91 g
O: Ε−Φ Bee within wreath.
Rev: Head and neck of stag facing right; quiver to left; magistrate's name at right

Possibly unpublished
laney
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Ionia, Ephesos, Marcus Aurelius unpublished44 viewsMarcus Aurelius as Caesar, AD 161-180
AE 19, 4.43g
obv. KAICAR.OV - VHROC (beginning upper right)
bust, draped, r.
rev. EFE / CIWN (in ex.)
Artemis, with waving chlamys behind, stg. r. in biga drawn by two stags,
holding reins in outstretched hands
ref. RPC IV online temp. #2267 (2 ex., Paris Wien) (thanks to archivum)
VF-

There is a similar type for Hadrian BMC 230, SNG Lewis 1447 (Ed Snible)
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Septimius Severus unpublished48 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.6g
obv. AV KL [CEP - C]EVHROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EFEC - I / WN
Boar running r., transfixed by spear
unpublished
Rare, good F
A similar issue is known for Caracalla, BMC 280 and for Macrinus, SNG Copenhagen 438.

The boar belongs to the local founder myth of Ephesos.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesus. AE20.5mm, Bust right/ TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left17 viewsIonia, Ephesus. Valerian II Caesar A.D. 256-258, 20.5mm (4.06g) KOP OVΛEPIANOC KAI; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Possibly unpublished; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Antoninus Pius, unpublished39 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 34, 26.53g
struck under grammateus L. Dioskurides Gratos Metr.
obv. [T AI]LIOC KAICAR - ANTWNEINO[C]
Head, laureate, r.
rev. EPI DIOCKOVRID[OV] GR - MAG - NHTWN
Themistokles, nude to hips, std. l. on throne with lion's-feet, l. hand at parazonium hanging at his
l. side, with r. hand holding an oval shield inscribed by .EM/.AN/OC in three lines set on cippus;
re behind him a horse stg. r., head turned l.
cf. Schultz 100 (obv. only, same die), unpublished

This coin was very difficult to interprete. Because of the depiction of the male figure, nude, with parazonium,
very tall upper part of the body, the suggestion tends to Themistokles. There is another rare type of him
sacrificing before an altar, where he is depicted similarily. Themistokles is the famous heroe of Salamis who
after an ostrakismos had to flee from Athens. His former enemy the Persian king Artaxerxes I accommodated
him and made him satrap of Lampsakos and Magnesis ad Maeandrum due to his merits at Salamis.
Jochen
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Ionia, Phocaea, late 6th century BC37 viewsAR twelfth-stater (Phocaic standard), 9mm, 1.33g, nice VF
Female head left, wearing pearl necklace and close-fitting ornamented cap / quadripartite incuse square. Rare.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Unpublished; Cf Rosen 596-7 for smaller silver tritartemoria of similar type
Certificate of Authenticy by David R. Sear, ACCS
Lawrence Woolslayer
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IONIA, Uncertain4 viewsIONIA, Uncertain
ca. 600-550 BC.
EL Myshemihekte (1/24 stater); 7x5mm, 0.54 grams
Obverse: Pellet within crude wreath(?)
Reverse: Incuse punch
cf. CNG e397, lot 162, otherwise unpublished in the standard references
ex. CNG
cmcdon0923
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IONIA: Kolophon6 viewsKolophon, Ionia, AE Dichalkon, ca 300 BC. Magistrate Dionysetaros. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in loose locks / DIONUSETARO to left, KOL below, forepart of horse right. BMC 23 var; Sear 4353 var.; SNG München 548 var; Milne 104 var (all: magistrate's name). Poss. unpublished with this magistrate's name.Molinari
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JUDAEAN, Malichus II/ Wreath - Mesh-141V (Unpublished variant)14 viewsObv.: Head of Malichus II r.
Rev.: Inscription within Wreath in two lines: "מל כו"
Diam. 13.5 mm., Bronze
eastroman_coins
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Julia Domna Crescent and Star20 viewsJulia Domna, mint Nicaea, 16.6mm, 1.7g
AD 194-217
OBV: IOVLIA AVGOVCTA, draped bust right
REV: NIKAIEWN, a single star above a crescent

Extremely Rare, Unpublished in any references
Romanorvm
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Julia Domna, AE-24. Anemurium, Cilicia. Apollo59 viewsRoman Empire, Julia Domna, AD 193 - 217. AE-24. Anemurium, Cilicia. Year 15? 207 – 208 AD. Her draped bust rt. / Nude Apollo standing lt., holding laurel branch, lyre on stand to left.

Unpublished and the first coin I have ever come across of Julia Domna from this Cilician city. Issues for the Severans are extremely rare before Severus Alexander from Anemurium. The date is speculative and relies on my reading of the inscription, which is half off the flan where the date is. Another specimen would be most helpful in placing this coin into context. The reverse type is the same as one used for Julia Mamaea, SNG Levante Supp. 118.
Fausta
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Julia Domna, Eumeneia mint 66 viewsJulia Domna, Eumeneia mint

IOVLI-A(dot) CEBAC
draped bust right

EUMENEWN AXAIWN
Dionysos standing facing, head left, thyrsos in left, kantharos in right, panther at feet;

unpublished in the many references checked; extremely rare (Lindgren I 953)
Bronze AE 23, VF, 6.592g, 22.6mm,
Prov. Forvm Ancient Coins
Wildwinds example (this coin)
4 commentsarizonarobin
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Julia Domna, Fortuna80 viewsJulia Domna
Emesa
(prov. FORVM Ancient Coins)

Silver denarius, unpublished in major references, RSC III -, RIC IV -, BMCRE V -, SRCV II -, EF, Emesa mint, weight 3.004g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 0o, obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse FORT AVG, Fortuna seated left on throne without back, rudder in right, cornucopia in left; extremely rare

Wildwinds Example
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Julia Domna, Moneta91 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius; 2.942g, 18.9mm; Emesa mint

IVLA DOMNA AVG (sic),
draped bust right

MONETA AVG,
Moneta seated left on throne without back, polos or kalathos on head, scales in right, cornucopia in left

unpublished in major references, RSC III -, RIC IV -, BMCRE V -, SRCV II -;extremely rare; (Prov. FORVM Ancient Coins)
Wildwinds example
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Julia Domna, Nicaea39 viewsJulia Domna
Ae15mm;2.12g; Bithynia, Nicaea.

IOVLIA CEBACTH
draped bust right

NIK-AI-EWN
Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae

Apparently unpublished
wildwinds example
arizonarobin
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Julia Domna, Pautalia32 viewsJulia Domna
Ae22; 5.95g; 22.9mm; Pautalia, Thrace

IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB
Draped bust right

PAYTAΛIΩNΩN
Eagle standing facing on globe, wings spread

BMC -, Cop -, Lindgren -, SGICV -, ANS - (Not listed in the major references. Very rare and perhaps unpublished.)
Prov. Forvm Ancient Coins
wildwinds example
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Julia Domna, Stobi58 viewsBronze AE 22, Josifovski 145 (V2,R2) cites a single example in a private collection in Macedonia, otherwise unpublished, F, 5.638g, 22.5mm, 180o, Stobi mint, obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse MVNICIPI STOBEN, Apollo standing half-left, holding a raven aloft in right, olive branch downward in left

Ex Forvm

Josifovski describes the reverse as Zeus standing, holding eagle aloft and thunderbolt behind, but like a Caracalla with the same reverse, also described as Zeus, this coin clearly shows a laurel branch instead of a thunderbolt. It is almost certainly Apollo holding a raven aloft and laurel branch (text from Forvm listing)
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Julia Domna, Thessalonica55 viewsJulia Domna
Bronze AE 25; 6.050g, 19.8mm, 225o,

IOVLIA DOMNA
draped bust right

QECCALONIKEWN
Ares advancing right in military garb, spear in right, shield in left

Thessalonica mint, c. 196 - 211 A.D.;

Unpublished; Varbanov III -; SNG Cop -; SNG ANS -; BMC -; AMNG III -; Lindgren -; Weber -; SNG Righetti -,
Wildwinds example

Prov. Forum Ancient Coins
Information from Forum purchase:
This reverse is known for Septimius Severus from Moushmov 6737, but it is not in the plates. Varbanov lists the Severus coin (4351, referencing Moushmov, printed in 1912) but apparently never having seen an example, he was unable to identify the diameter and did not list rarity. Our coin, entirely unpublished, has this extremely rare war god reverse inappropriately on the reverse of the empress
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Julia Domna, Venus37 viewsIVLIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right

VENVS VICTRIX
Venus standing left, helmet in right, palm frond in left, resting elbow on column, cuirass right, Cupid holding shield at feet lef

Prov. Forvm Ancient coins:
Silver denarius, unpublished in major references, RIC IV -, BMCRE V -, Cohen -, RSC III -, SRCV -, VF, flat centers, scratches, 2.801g, 20.8mm, 180o, Rome? or unofficial? mint, 207 - 211 A.D.; very rare


RIC 581 var (no Cupid or cuirass); . C. - . BMC - . Hill 1199 var; RSC 218 var (no Cupid)
arizonarobin
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Julia Maesa (218 - 225 A.D.)65 viewsAR Denarius
O: IVLIA MAESA AVG, Draped bust right.
R: FORTVNAE REDVCI Fecunditas standing left, raising hand over child and cornucopia.
Rome
18.8m
3.1g
RSC 14

Rare Engravers Error:

Thanks to Curtis Clay for explaining the rarity of this piece!

This coin features Maesa's Fecunditas type, RIC 249 = RSC 8, and should have been labeled FECVNDITAS AVG.

It implies that Maesa's FECVNDITAS AVG type and Elagabalus' FORTVNAE REDVCI type were being produced simultaneously, that is in 219 AD, the known date of the FORTVNAE REDVCI type.

This error is not unpublished: Cohen 14 reports a specimen in Paris, RIC 252 takes it over from Cohen.

About the 6th known of this type, found two other specimens with the same combination of type and legend, both from the same reverse die but feature a young Maesa bust. This type features the older bust type.

Possibly unique to feature this particular bust.
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm, mint of CIUS?135 viewsDiademed head of Alexander III ( The Great ) wearing horn of Amon.
Reverse.ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left elbow resting on shield, inner left field monogram above lion head, in exergue club and monogram.


Ref: Unpublished in Thompson and SNG Cop. ( 15.94g, 28mm, 3h )
Good very fine,irridesence in fields, slight corrosion reverse right edge, otherwise an attractive coin.

The mongrams on this coin are closer to those recorded by Thompson for the mint of Cius rather than the mint of Heraclea that employed the club symbol with the limited momogram HP

Ex Pavlos S Pavlou
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great162 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Unpublished variety; cf. Meydancikkale 2691 (no palm), Müller 114 (same), Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -, Choice VF, 16.618g, 29.9mm, 0o, Thrace, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 283 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY , Athena enthroned left, Nike crowning king's name in extended right, rests left arm on round shield behind, transverse spear against far side, palm frond (or apluster?) outer left, enthroned cult image of Hermes Perpheraios inner left;possibly unique.

According to myth, the cult image of Hermes Perpheraios was carved by Epeios before he made the Trojan Horse. After Achilles insulted him, the river-god Scamander sided with Troy. The swollen Scamander flooded the Greek camp at its mouth and washed their cult image out to sea. Scamander also was said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times. Later the statue was caught by fishermen from Ainos. They wore themselves out trying to cut it up for firewood, making only a little wound-like mark. They tried to burn it whole, but the flames just went around. Giving up, they threw it back in the sea. After they caught it in their nets a second time they realized it was sacred, received it into the city, and honored it like the gods.


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



From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great138 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Apparently unpublished; Thompson -, Müller -, SNG -, Armenak Hoard -, Black Sea Hoard - , et al. -, gVF, nice style, a few bump, small test cut in edge, Lysimachia(?) mint, weight 17.024g, maximum diameter 30.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left on prow-like throne, Nike crowning king's name in right, rests left arm on round shield behind, ΠA monogram over AP monogram left, lion head left in exergue; possibly unique;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.

We were unable to find another example with this combination of control symbols. Thompson lists the lion head and AP monogram control symbols for Lysimachia, but not together. The ΠA monogram is not listed for not for Lysimachia but is listed for other mints.

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

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great31 viewsReference. this is the only example of this type known to Forum; possibly unique
Unpublished variety; Meydancikkale - (cf. 2691, different controls, same engraver), Müller -, SNG Cop -, Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -

Note. Thrace, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, likely posthumous, c. 282 - 272 B.C

Obv.
diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
.

Rev. BASILEWS LUSIMACOU
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield decorated with lion’s head, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, monogram in inner left field, monogram in exergue

16.503 gr
28.6 mm
180o

Note.
Barry Murphy identified the mint for this coin as Ainos, noting, "Not the same dies or the same monograms, but clearly the same engraver as Meydicikkale 2691."

A subject ally of Athens, Aenus provided peltasts at the Battle of Sphacteria in 425 B.C. and sent forces to the Sicilian Expedition in 415. It was in the possession of Ptolemy Philopator in 222 B.C., of Philip V of Macedon in 200, of Lysimachos in 283, and later of Antiochus the Great, who lost it to the Romans in 185 B.C., whereupon the Romans declared Aenus a free city. It was still a free city in the time of Pliny the Elder.
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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm180 viewsCirca 297-281 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Thompson 59, Müller 88 (Sestus mint), 17.146g, maximum diameter 31.2mm, die axis 0o, Mysia, Lampsacus mint. Obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon. Reverse Athena seated left on prow, Nike crowning name in extended right, transverse spear resting against right side, resting left arm on shield behind, KA monogram inner left, herm outer left. gVF. Nice style, beautiful portrait of Alexander.

Ex Otakirak Collection. Ex Stack's, Bowers and Ponterio NYINC Auction 2012, lot 194. Ex FORVM.

Lysimachos, a Macedonian of great physical strength and fortitude, rose to prominence as a σωματοφύλαξ, or “bodyguard” for Alexander the Great. When Alexander’s territories were parceled out during the settlement at Babylon in 323 BC, Lysimachos was given control of Thrace, the Chersonese, and the intervening Black Sea coast. Unfortunately, much of this territory was no longer under Macedonian control, but was claimed by various Thracian tribes. Although Lysimachos was involved to some extent in the early wars of the Diadochs, most of his early years as satrap were preoccupied with subduing the Thracian tribes, an endeavor that was largely unsuccessful. By the time he assumed the royal title in 306/5 BC, his kingdom consisted of little more than the southern portions of Thrace. While this territory included a few already active mints, such as Ainos and Byzantion, Lysimachos was forced to depend on his ally Kassander, the king of Macedon, for coinage, as the sources of bullion were under the control of his enemies. This situation changed in 302 BC, when Lysimachos raised an army at the urging of Kassander and invaded Asia Minor, territory which Antigonos I Monophthalmos controlled, and whose son, Demetrios I Poliorketes, was threatening Kassander’s southern flank in Thessaly. Lysimachos quickly captured much of the Hellespont, and he penetrated as far as Lydia. This territory was rich with both silver bullion and mint cities, including Alexandria Troas, Ephesos, Lampsakos, Magnesia, and Sardis. Lysimachos used these mints to begin striking coinage on his behalf, while at the same time, he apparently sent bullion back to Thrace, where Lysimacheia and Sestos also began to produce coinage for him. These mints initially struck coins of Alexander type for Lysimachos, but later changed to the new Lysimachos type in 297 BC. After Lysimachos and Seleukos I defeated the Antigonids at Ipsos in 301 BC, most of western Asia Minor passed to Lysimachos. He now held some of the most prosperous cities in the Aegean, and soon most of the well-established mints were striking coinage in his name. Many of these same mints were required to pay large sums of tribute in order to fund further campaigns of expansion. One such object of expansion was Macedon, the ultimate goal of all the Diodochs. Since the death of Kassander in 298 BC, it had fallen into chaos and was eventually captured by Demetrios, who was, in turn, driven out by the joint invasion of Lysimachos and Pyrrhos in 288 BC. Initially, Macedon was split between the two, with Lysimachos taking the eastern half and its mint of Amphipolis. By 285 BC, when Lysimachos also obtained the western half from Pyrrhos, Pella also began producing coinage for Lysimachos. His successes, however, were short-lived. Beginning in 284 BC with the murder of his step-sons, Lysimachos became involved in a treacherous game of political and dynastic intrigue. As a result, revolt broke out among the Asian cities under his control, and Seleukos I launched an invasion against him. At the battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, Lysimachos was killed, and his kingdom was subsumed into the Seleukid empire. Ptolemy Keraunos, however, siezed Lysimachos’ European territories after he murdered Seleukos I later that year. Edward T. Newell’s study of Lysimachos’ lifetime issues arranged them according to the territorial expansion of his kingdom. Unfortunately, Newell died before completing his study, and consequently many issues are missing from Margaret Thompson’s survey of his unfinished work. The many ‘unpublished’ coins that have appeared over the past two decades reveal how little is known about Lysimachos’ coinage. Although most catalogs list these unpublished coins as posthumous issues, this is unlikely, as most of his mint cities were taken over by other kingdoms following Lysimachos’ death. The cities that continued to issue his coins as a regular type, such as Byzantion, were mostly ones that regularly conducted trade with cities to the north of Thrace, whose economies were likely dominated by Lysimachos type coinage during his lifetime. A few cities, such as Tenedos, struck brief, sporadic issues of Lysimachos type coins long after his death, but these issues were likely struck for some specific purpose that required this type, and are not part of any regular series. At the beginning of his reign, Lysimachos continued to use Alexander’s coinage types, later modifying them by replacing Alexander’s name with his own. In 297 BC, Lysimachos introduced a new type: the obverse was a portrait of Alexander; the reverse was Athena, Lysimachos’ patron goddess. G.K Jenkins noted the power of the Alexander portrait in his commentary on the Gulbenkian Collection: “The idealized portrait of Alexander introduced on the coinage of Lysimachos in 297 BC is characterized by the horn of Ammon which appears above the ear. The allusion is to Alexander’s famous visit to the oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in 331, when the god is supposed to have greeted Alexander as ‘My son’.... The best of the Alexander heads on Lysimachos’ coinage...have a power and brilliance of effect that is irresistible. It [is speculated] that these Alexander heads may have derived from an original gem carved by Pyrgoteles, an engraver prominent among the artists of Alexander’s court....” Regardless of the inspiration for the new design, part of the remarkable attraction of this coinage is its artistic variety: each engraver created his own fresh and distinctive portrayal of the world’s greatest conqueror. (Commentary courtesy of CNG).
6 commentsJason T
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323, AR Tetradrachm – Susa under satrap Aspeisas 24 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY (of King Alexander) Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, wreath in left field; AI above strut of throne, ΠP monogram below.

Price 3857.
Struck under Aspeisas, satrap of Susiana, circa 316-311 BC.

(25 mm, 16.78 g, 9h).

Classical Numismatic Group Auction 76, 12 September 2007, 772. Incorrectly attributed in the auction catalogue to Seleukos I Nikator, as an unpublished SC 164.1 variant

Susa, or Shushan in biblical Hebrew, is modern day Shush, located in southwest Iran, about 150 km east of the River Tigris. Mint operations appear to have commenced in the city around the time of the death of Alexander in 323 BC. Antigonos Monopthalmos controlled Susa in the interval 320-311 BC, after which Seleukos I annexed it to his province of Babylonia.

At the time this coin was struck in 316-314 BC, the power of Antigonos Monopthalmos was at its zenith. The wreath on the reverse is symbolic of his triumph over Eumenes of Cardia, leaving Antigonos at that time the supreme claimant to the legacy of Alexander the Great. Aspeisas, under whose direct authority the coinage at Susa was struck, was appointed satrap of Susiana by Antigonos following the second Diadoch War. He occupied this role until ca. 311 BC when Seleukos took Babylonia and Susa. A similar Alexander tetradrachm (Price 3852) of Susa issued with Aspeisas’ name on the reverse is the geographical and chronological pointer by which the subsequent issues, including the Seleukid Susa Alexanders, are definitively placed as issues of the mint at Susa. The Aspeisas tetradrachm is followed by the Susa “wreath group” of which this coin is an example. The wreath group is connected directly by magistrates’ symbols, style, and fabric to the subsequent Seleukid issues.
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Kyzicos, Boar & lion; tetartemorion16 viewsMYSIA, KYZIKOS. Ca. 450-400 B.C. Silver tetartemorion, cf. S 3850 var, Rosen 522 var and SNG Kayhan 56 ff. (all hemiobols with various field marks), gF, Kyzikos mint, weight 0.182g, maximum diameter 6.4mm, die axis 90o; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse head of roaring lion left, all within incuse square; very rare denomination; This type is unpublished in the major references for this denomination. The most likely reason is that very few coins this small (1/4 of an obol) have survived. The details are as thin as a human hair and the slightest corrosion could turn a coin like this into an unrecognizable little spec of silver. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC -18 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, Shoe.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, Sandal
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC -. Babelon -. BMCRR -.
3.78g. 19.71 mm. 180 degrees.

An unpublished symbol pair with five examples currently known. This is likely the best of the five examples. (Richard Schaefer)
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC -41 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, Shoe.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, Sandal
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC -. Babelon -. BMCRR -.
3.78g. 19.71 mm. 180 degrees.

An unpublished symbol pair with five examples currently known. This is likely the best of the five examples. (Richard Schaefer)
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L. CALPURNIUS PISO L.f. L.n. FRUGI35 viewsAR denarius. 90 BC. 4,12 grs. Laureate head of Apollo right. Trident behind / Horseman right carrying palm. L PISO FRVGI . Number below.
Possibly unpublished.
benito
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L.PISO FRUGI20 viewsAR denarius. 90 BC. 4,12 grs. Laureate head of Apollo right. Trident behind / Horseman right carrying palm. L PISO FRVGI . Number below.
Possibly unpublished.
benito
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LACONIA, Gythium. Septimius Severus6 viewsLACONIA, Gythium. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Assarion Struck circa AD 198-205. Laureate head right / The Dioscuri, each holding bridle of horse; A above, altar between. Unpublished in the standard references. Fine, brown surfaces, earthen deposits.ecoli
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Lepida-Celsa, Spain. AE28; Head without wreath? / Bull10 viewsAugustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Lepida-Celsa, Spain. Bronze AE 28, unpublished? cf. RPC I 270 (obverse head in wreath), Fair, Lepida-Celsa mint, 16.144g, 28.9mm, 45o, obverse AVGVS C V I CELS (or similar), bare head right (all within wreath?); reverse L COR TER M IVNIVS HISP II VIR (or similar), bull right. The obverse is worn and it is possible there is a wreath and this coin is RPC 270 but we don't see any sign of the wreath and the head is larger than on the examples of RPC 270 examined by Forum. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Livia AE 23, possibly unpublished9 viewsLivia, Wife of Augustus and Mother of Tiberius. Bronze AE 23, RPC I -, possibly unpublished, aVG, uncertain mint, 13.109g, 23.3mm, 45o, struck by Tiberius, c. 19 - 29 A.D.; obverse draped female bust right; reverse, altar? ex FORVMPodiceps
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Lucius Verus Denarius - Apparent Hybrid [Not in RIC]27 viewsLucius Verus Denarius - Apparent Hybrid [Not in RIC]
The obverse legend dates this to c.Dec 164-c.Aug 165,
whilst the reverse places this at c.Summer 166-Dec 166.
No such coin is listed in RIC, but the obverse concords
with RIC 528-537, and the reverse with RIC 561-567.
An unusual hybrid variant, perhaps unofficial.
OldMoney
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Lucius Verus, Schönert-Geiss 95var 12 viewsAugusta Trajana mint, Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D. AE , 18.5mm 3.69g, Schönert-Geiss 95var (different obverse and reverse die, no. 95 is represented by one spec. in Plovdiv only) ; Varbanov (engl.) lists a similar type as #911 but with the obv. legend AV K AI L AVRH OVHROC (private collection, unpublished) ; cf. RPC temporary № 10347 ; Moushmov -
O: [?... AYP] - HΛI OYHPOC, bare head of Lucius Verus r.
R: AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC, snake coiling on decorated altar, r.

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Lycian Dynasts8 viewsLycian Dynasts, Proto-dynastic period. c. 500-450 BC. AR Stater (8.30 gm) Babylonic stdd, Series III. Boar standing l. / Triscles in pelleted incuse square.  VF.   Bt. Herakles Num. 2007. Perhaps unpublished. Müseler II, 37 var. (direction of triskeles); Falghera 69 var. (same); SNG Von Aulock 4061 var (boar r.), SNG Cop. 6 10 var (same) Suppl. 379 (1/16 stater); cf. Vismara, Glaux 3, 132 #69 (Group C) pl. IX. 
The boar was associated with Apollo.  
Christian T
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Lycian Dynasts8 viewsLycian Dynasts, Proto-dynastic period. c. 500-450 BC. AR Stater (8.30 gm) Babylonic stdd, Series III. Boar standing l. / Triskeles in pelleted incuse square.  VF.   Bt. Herakles Num. 2007. Perhaps unpublished. Müseler II, 37 var. (direction of triskeles); Falghera 69 var. (same); SNG Von Aulock 4061 var (boar r.), SNG Cop. 6 10 var (same) Suppl. 379 (1/16 stater); cf. Vismara, Glaux 3, 132 #69 (Group C) pl. IX.  The boar was associated with Apollo.  Christian T
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Lydia, Hermokapelia, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Hermokapelia, AE-15, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots, Unpublished !!!79 viewsLydia, Hermokapelia, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Hermokapelia, AE-15, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots,
avers:- IOVΛ(ΙΑ-ΔOΜΝΑ)-CEBACT_Draped bust right.
revers:- ΕΡΜΟΚΑΠΛΕΙΤ, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots,
standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15mm, weight: 1,72g, axis: 7h,
mint: Lydia, Hermokapelia, date: A.D., ref: ???, Unpublished !!!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Lydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan. Unpublished. One of four known. 20 viewsLydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan (AD 98–117). Æ 17.25mm; 3.21 g; 6h.
Obverse: ΥΠΑΙΠΗΝΩΝ,draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Reverse: ЄΠΙ [ΛΟ]ΥΚΙΟΥ, herm of Heracles right on low base, holding apple(?) in right hand and club in left.
References: To be published in RPC III. See the die-identical specimen in Harvard Art Museums: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/27566.
Ex Savoca Numismatik (eBay), 9-27-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Hypaepa. Julia Domna. AE-31. Glykon, Asiarch, Strategos. Rx./ Zeus 40 viewsLydia, Hypaepa. Julia Domna, the wife of Septimius Severus. Augusta, AD 193 – 217. AE-31. Glykon, Asiarch, Strategos. 16.89g. 6h. IOVΛIA∙ ΔOMNA CEBACTH∙, her draped bust rt. / EΠI ΓΛVKΩNOC ACIAP CTP TO B A YΠAI-ΠH-NΩN, Zeus standing lt., holding a patera and a sceptre.
Unpublished in the standard references.
Ex Aufhauser Sale 16, lot 365.
2 commentsFausta
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Lydia, Julia Gordus. Lucius Verus. Potentially unpublished. 12 viewsLydia, Julia Gordus. Lucius Verus (AD 161–169 ). Æ 25mm; 7.71 g, 6h.
Obverse: [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ] Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΟΥΗ[ΡΟC], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Reverse: ΙΟΥΛΙЄΩΝ ΓΟ[Ρ]Δ–ΗΝΩΝ, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear in right hand and
holding shield with left arm.
References: Cf. RPC IV Online (temporary No.) 1254 (same obverse die).
Ex Marc Poncin, 5-23-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Augustus (27 BC–AD 14)? Most likely unpublished.36 viewsLydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Augustus (27 BC–AD 14)? Æ 14.86mm, 3.16 g, 12h
Obverse: ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΣΙΠΥΛΟΥ, turreted head of Tyche right.
Reverse: ΚΙ[Λ] – ΑΣ, Zeus standing left, bare to waist (or nude?) with chlamys over left arm, holding long scepter with right hand, while facing Hermes to left where the latter stands and faces right, wearing cloak, holding caduceus in right(?) hand, and the same scepter with his left(?).
References: None found.
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (on eBay), 12-10-2015.
1 commentsMark Fox
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Lydia, Maionia, vine / Herakles, AE1944 views19mm, 3.68g
obv: vine
rev: MAIONOC; Herakles standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia in left, resting club on ground in right hand
unpublished
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Lydia, Nysa, Caracalla, SNG von Aulock 3048 (rev. only ), probably unpublished34 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 23, 6.62g
obv. AVT [KM] - AVR [CE] ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NYCA - EWN
Kore/Persephone, clad in long chiton and peplos, head dropped, stg. l., holding
in r. hand long knotted staff (scepter?), with lowered l. hand holding garment
at her hip.
SNG von Aulock 3048 (rev. only!); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; probably unpublished
very rare, VF, green patina

Kore/Persephone attitude is a bit inflected. She looks melancholy. Then this should be a depiction after her rape by Hades. She is no more the carefree maiden picking flowers on a meadow with her playmates. A valley near Nysa was the place where according to the myth the abduction has been happened.
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Lydia, Saitta, pseudo_autonomous, possibly unpublished19 viewsSaitta, pseudo-autonomous, 2nd-3rd century AD (?)
AE 17, 2.12g, 16.95g, 180°
obv. [P]O - LIC
Bust of Tyche (City Goddess), draped and wearing tripartite mural-crown, r.
rev. CAITTH - NWN
Herakles, nude, stg. r., lion's skin over l. arm, with r. hand resting on his club
ref. not in BMC, SNG, unpublished
S+, sand patina

The 1st P on obv. partially clogged. The legend POLIC is known f.e. from Dioshieron. Thank to Pscipio!

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Lydia, Sardeis, pseudo_autonomous, Rec. Gen. 521428 viewsLydia, Sardeis, pseudo-autonomous, 133-131 BC
AE 22, 5.81g, 21.99mm, 165°
obv. CARDIA - NWN
Head of Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath, l.
rev. CARDIANWN
Silen, bearded, nude, std. r. on basket, holding in r. hand kantharos and with l. hand infant Dionysos std. l. on his
knees, stretching his arms to him
ref. Mionnet Supp. VII, 445 (cites L.Beger, Thes. Brand. Select. I (1696!), p.501, fig.I); Rec. Gen. 5214; Paris 1171; SNG München 498
(Thanks to Mauseus and Helvetica!)
Münchner Denkschr. Philol. 1, Tf. 4, 8 (cited by Karl Ottfried Müller, Handbuch der Archaeologie der Kunst, 1848)
very rare, about VF, sand patina
Pedigree:
ex Hauck&Aufhäuser

The basket could well be a cista mystica. For more information please take a look at 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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Lydia, Sardis. Vespasian. RPC II 1311 var.41 viewsLydia, Sardis. Vespasian (AD 69–79). Æ 31.5mm, 13.47 g, 6h. Struck under the strategos T. Fl. Heisigonos.
Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙC ΟΥЄCΠΑCΙΑΝΩ, laureate head right.
Reverse: [ΕΠΙ] ΦΛ Є[ΙCΙΓ]Ο – ΝΟΥ CΑΡΔΙΑ[ΝΩΝ], Hades driving galloping quadriga right, carrying off struggling Persephone to the Underworld; monogram (CTPA?) above.
References: RPC II 1311 var. (no monogram); Johnston, Greek 277 var. (same); SNG Cop. 525 var. (same); Imhoof, LS 11 var. (same); Mi IV, 698 var. (same).
Ex Marc Poncin, 10-27-2014.

Possibly the first specimen to come to light of this potentially unpublished variety was in Münzen und Medaillen 15 (21 October 2004), lot 842 (later sold by Jean-Pierre Righetti in CNG E-222, lot 307). Unfortunately, this piece was clumsily tooled, an observation made possible by the fact that both coins were struck from the same die pair. It is therefore uncertain if the monogram can be rendered as “CTPA” since on the present coin it appears a bit differently.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Thyatira. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211). Potentially unpublished.23 viewsLydia, Thyatira. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211). Æ 31.67mm, 14.79 g, 6h. Struck probably in the time of the strategos Asiaticus Hermogenes.
Obverse: […] Λ CЄΠ[...], laureate head right.
Reverse: ЄΠΙ CΤ[ΡΑ?] [...]ΑΤΙ[Κ?]ΟΥ ΘΥΑΤЄ[ΙΡΗ]ΝΩ[Ν], Tyche wearing kalathos, standing and facing with head left, holding rudder with right hand and cornucopia in left, with drapery over left arm.
References: Cf. Wa 5364 (same obv. die, but different magistrate with last letter of ethnic missing?)
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (eBay), 1-25-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Thyatira. Bust right/ ΘVATEIPHNΩN; Apollo Tyrimnaeus standing left with branch and double axe21 viewsLydia, Thyatira. Valerian II Caesar A.D. 256-258, AE 17.7mm. K OVΛEPIANOC; Bare-headed, draped bust right, ΘVATEIPHNΩN; Apollo Tyrimnaeus standing left, nude but for cloak hanging from his shoulders, holding branch in l.hand, double axe in r. Apparently unpublished; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Lydia, Uncertain Mint, 4th Century BC, Æ 1123 viewsHead of Dionysos wreathed with ivy left.
Kantharos, between two letters 8-Ʒ (largely off-flan) being F (in Lydian) and S (in Lydian).

Unpublished in the standard references, c.f. CNG 100 (7 Oct. 2015) Lot 1487; Vögtli, Pergamon 524; CNG eAuction 248, lot 119 (Syros).

(11 mm, 1.456 g, 10h).
ex- Forum Ancient Coins.

This coin was acquired with an attribution "unknown". Subsequently, CNG and others attributed the type to the Cycladic islands, either Syros, or Naxos Some years later this was corrected by CNG to an uncertain Lydian mint, possibly Sardes.

CNG Auction 100 note: "In previous sales, this issue has been variously attributed to either Cycladic Naxos or Syros. While both cities struck coins with the same types as on this issue, all of these cities’ bronzes consistently bear the first two letters of their respective ethnic flanking the base of the kantharos. On this issue, however, these Greek letters have been replaced by two Lydian letters, allowing its correct attribution to a mint in Lydia. Sardes is a possibility, as it’s spelling in Lydian was Sfard."
n.igma
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Lysimachos Tetradrachm 27 viewsLysimachos, Portrait of Alexander the Great, Kingdon of Thrace, Silver tetradrachm, 297 - 281 B.C., 16.581g, 29.7mm, die axis 0o,
Marinescu Issue 27 (unpublished thesis), Thompson -, Müller -, SNG Cop -, Mektepini -, Meydancikkale -, gVF,
OBV: Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
REV: Athena enthroned left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, Nike crowning name in right hand, left arm rests on shield, transverse spear against right side,
BASILEWS (king) downward on right, LYSIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, monogram inner left
well centered and struck, light toning, bumps scratches, some porosity, small edge chip, western Anatolia, uncertain mint,
EX: Forum Ancient Coins
RARE
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm - Rare LAX Monogram -- 297-240 BC13 views15.98 g, 29.30 mm, 0°
Uncertain Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough,
Müller Lysimachus 559; Otherwise Unpublished; Very Rare

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her. LAX monogram

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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A great win from one of FORVM's eBay auctions.
Hydro
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Macedonian Tetradrachm72 viewsMacedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 149 B.C.

Macedonian silver tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, 158 - 149 BC, 16.338g, 31.1mm, die axis 0o,
Prokopov Macedonia 469: II.A. O. 93 - R. 365 var; AMNG III, p. 57, 176 ff. var; SNG Cop 1314-5 var (same); BMC Macedonia p. 8, 8 var
OBV: Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos
(Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder
REV: ΜΑΚΕ∆ΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ (First Macedonia Province), legend above and below club,
Α/ΣΗΡ monogram above, ΤΚΡ and ΤΜΕ monograms below, all within oak wreath closed by thunderbolt left

Rare with slight apparently unpublished variation in the monogram above

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
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Marcus Aurelius - Ancient Barbaric Imitation 19 viewsUnpublished mule or ancient barbaric imitation of Marcus Aurelius with reverse of Antoninus Pius
Obverse - AVRELIVS CAES AVG PIIF, (?) bare headed bust right.
Reverse - CONSECRATIO, woman figure holding patera over altar, corn stalk to the right
21 mm diam. 6.3 g
sold 4-2018
NORMAN K
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Marcus Aurelius AE 31 - Parium8 viewsParium
Mysia
Marc Aurelius
Obv.: IMP CAES M AVRE[…]
Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: C G I H P
Demeter standing right, holding long torch with both hands
31 mm, 14.13 gr, 12 h
Apparently unpublished. Cf. SNG France 1479 (similar, but lower denomination)
Vladimir P
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Marcus Aurelius as Caesar - As - not in RIC9 viewsObv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS II, head, bare, r.
Rev: Minerva standing l., holding spear and resting l. hand on shield
Ref: RIC: -, Cohen: - (closest is RIC 1264 with Minerva standing r.)
Note by Curtis Clay: Not in Cohen or RIC, but Strack 961 reports specimens in Berlin and Munich, though without an illustration. BMC 1794 note records this variant from Strack.
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Maximianus Herculius9 viewsAE-Denarius or Abschlag of Aureus dies
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
PAX AVGG; Pax stg. left, holding branch and transverse scepter.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC --
Apparently unpublished
Julianus of Pannonia
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Mesopotamia, Mazaces (satrap under Alexander the Great and Philip III), c. 325 - 315 B.C.90 viewsSilver tetradrachm, similar to cf. Mitchiner (Indo-Greek and Indo Scythian Coinage I) p. 16 Type 13a 4 (owl also standing left), F, 16.85g, 24.1mm, 45o, uncertain mint, obverse head of Athena left, wearing earing and helmet ornamented with three olive leaves; reverse AQE, owl standing right head facing, olive sprig and lunar crescent in upper field to left; heavily oxidized (dark toned) surfaces; unpublished and possibly unique but similar to the attribution ref Mazaces type, Svoronos pl 23, 12 is another left facing Athena (fourree), these are the only known Athens type tetradrachms with Athena left1 commentssalem
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Methymna, Lesbos28 views500/480-460 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.32 gm, 5 mm
Obv: Facing head of Silenos.
Rev: Rough quadripartite incuse square.
CNG E-348, lot 268; CNG 94, lot 484; CNG 86, lot 621; CNG E-321, lot 99; Gorny & Mosch 176, lot 1279; G. Hirsch 256, lot 159 = Hauck & Aufhäuser 14, lot 75;
Otherwise unpublished in standard references.
Jaimelai
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Methymna, Lesbos46 views500/480-460 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.32 gm, 5 mm
Obv: Facing head of Silenos.
Rev: Rough quadripartite incuse square.
CNG E-348, lot 268; CNG 94, lot 484; CNG 86, lot 621; CNG E-321, lot 99; Gorny & Mosch 176, lot 1279; G. Hirsch 256, lot 159 = Hauck & Aufhäuser 14, lot 75;
Otherwise unpublished in standard references.
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Mithradates VI? Ca 125 - 00 BC.16 viewsBlack Sea Region, time of Mithradates VI? Ca 125-00 BC.
Uncertain mint.


Obv: Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi(?)

Rev: Cornucopiae between pileoi of the Dioskouroi;

[...] LIA - DW [...] below.

Diameter: 15 mm. / Weight: 1,59 gms. / Material: Æ-Bronze

Refs: CNG 84-516

Unpublished.
emporiton
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MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Elagabalus,8 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Elagabalus, with Julia Paula AD 218-222. Æ Pentassarion (26mm, 10.94 g, 6h). Julius Antonius Seleucus, legatos consularis. Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, and Maesa left, draped / Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; E (mark of value) to left. H&J –; AMNG –; Varbanov –; Pfeiffer –. Near VF, dark green patina, a few scratches in reverse field. Unpublished in the standard references.ecoli
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis(?), Septimius Severus, unpublished279 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
Hybrid(?)
AE 16, 2.01g, 15.62mm, 0°
obv. AV [K..] - [...]
Head, laureate, r.
rev. [...]IMIOC - GETAC [...]
Bare head, r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Jekov
F, dark green patina

This coin is an enigma because of several reasons:
(1) The ethnic is missed. Only the names are in the legends. Therefore it is difficult to tell the mint. Referring to the style I think the coin belongs to Northern Greece, i.e. Moesia or Thrace. There are small coins from Nicopolis with Severus and Domna on the rev. with strange abbreviations like IO DO. On the other side the scrubby hairstyle of Geta reminds strongly on Marcianopolis.
(2) The legends on both sides are unclear. IMIOC GETA on the rev. is sure and means naturally CEPTIMIOC GETA. But for the missing CEPT left behind the head seems to be not enough space. May be that CEPT can be found right before Geta's head? Then the legend would be perhaps [T[IMIOC - GETA[C CEP], an unusual legend distribution at all.
(3) The obv. legend is absolutely unclear. Actually we would await Severus, and it is his portrait on the obverse.The legend could begin left behind the bust with AV K (like AV KAI CE or AV KL CE). Then on the right side should appear CEVHROC! But the remaining letters don't match! May be that the CE of CEVHROC can be found too behind the bust and is followed by VHROC in front of the bust. But that too would be a strange legend break.

Gospodin Jekov: This coin seems to be unique, possibly an error-hybrid from Markianopolis.
Igor Lasarenko (Museum of Varna): Rather not Moesia, hybrid from Asia Minor may be.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 25. Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.25.08.02 (plate coin)9 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 18, 3.92g, 17.99mm, 0°
obv. KM OPELLI - ANTWNINOC
bare head r.
rev. MARKIANO - P - OLITWN
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. l., holding grapes in outstretched r. hand and resting
with raised l. hand on knobby thyrsos
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1333 (writes unpublished)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.25.8.2 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
very rare, F+/about VF

Because the coin depicted in HrJ is very worn it could well be KM OPELLI too.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.03.05 (plate coin)31 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 10.89g, 26.67mm, 0°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLI. - ANT[WNEIN]OC AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP IOVL ANT CELEVKOV MARKIANOPOLI / TWN
Hera, in long garment, stg. l., holding sceptre l. and patera in outstretched r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG
rev. AMNG I/1, 813 (depiction)
AMNG I/1, 849 var. (= 861 var.) (legend, but with dots and square E)
obv. AMNG I/1, 817 (bust)
AMNG I/1, 813 var. (legend, but without AVG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1571 (PC, unpublished)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.26.3.5 (plate coin)
d) SNG Budapest 167
about VF, dark green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.32.03 (plate coin)11 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.48g, 27.29mm, 180°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLI - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP IOVL ANT.CELEVKOV MARKIANO / POLITWN (both OV ligate)
Youthful river god, nude to hips, leaning l., holding in r. hand thick waterplant and in l. arm long reed; l.
hand resting on urn from which water flows l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.32.3 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
unpublished?
very rare, F+

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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 06. Antoninus Pius, HrHJ (2018) 8.6.35.1 (plate coin)17 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 18, 6.4g
struck under governor Antonius Zeno
obv. AVT AI ADRI - ANTWNEINO
Bare head r.
rev. HGE ZHNWNO - C NEIKOPOLEI
Nemesis in long garment, stg. facing, head l., resting with r. arm on on narrow column and
drawing with l. hand garment from l. shoulder
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1227 (has ADRIA and 'laureate head r.')
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2112 (= AMNG 1227)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.6.35.1 (plate coin)
possibly unpublished
very rare, F+/F, black green patina

Jekov suggests this coin as doubtful.

Lost in the mail!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.09.01 var. (plate coin)6 viewsCommodus, AE 177-192
AE 22, 5.66g, 21.8mm, 15°
obv. AVT K M AVR - H KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLE - ITWN PROC ICTRON
Nike in girded double chiton, on globe stg. l., holding in raised r. hand wreath; without
palmbranch in l. field
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.9.1 var. (plate coin, same rev., but with palmbranch in l. field)
probably unpublished
VF, brown patina

A possible explanation:
Because of its style this coin is a bit doubtful. On most specimens of this type the palmbranch in l. field is barely visible. So it is possible that the forger has not seen it!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.21.13 (plate coin)8 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 9.11g
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. HGEM KAI - K CERBILEIA - NEI - KOP PROC ICT
Hygieia stg. r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera in l. hand, and Asklepios, stg. l., resting
on his snake staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 2134 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.21.13 (this coin)
probably otherwise unpublished
F+, corroded, stripped, clear traces of smoothing process.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.35.01 (rev) cf.18 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.96g
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC ICTR
Nemesis, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit and
raising r. hand to mouth; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. 8.10.4.4 (central coin, same die!)
probably unpublished
very rare, S+, stripped

Nikopolis is still good for a surprise!
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.47.03 var. (rev. only)5 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.57g, 17.38mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI [AV] - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI[TWN PR]OC IT(sic!)
Altar on which a snake is coiling up r.
Ref.: a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1249 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.47.3 var. (has PROC I)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.47.1 (same die)
probably unpublished
F, legends readable, deposits
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.08 (rev. only)8 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 25, 10.18g, 25.21mm, 90°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC PE
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV GALL - NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Athena, in double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand spear
and shield set on ground, sacrificing from patera in extended r. hand over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1296 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.4.8 (same die)
obv. not yet listed
probably unpublished
F+, black brown patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.05.- (new)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.39mm, 26.17mm, 15°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV [K L CEP] - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VPA [AVR GALLOV] NIKO - POLEITWN PROC / ICTRON
Demeter in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
burning long torch and holding in extended r. hand grain ears over cista mystica with
raised lid from which snake is emerging l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. HrHJ (2018) 8.14.5.- (nicht gelistet)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.11 (same die)
probably unpublished
F-/F, dark green patina

Because of the obv. portrait the governor is Aurelius Gallus.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.- (new)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.16g, 27.89mm, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIK - OPOLITWN PR / OC ICTRO
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and
holding in extended r. hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG:
Dionysos with bunch of grapes not listed for Gallus
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2718 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. Dionysos with bunch of grapes not listed for Gallus
obv. not listed
probably unpublished
F, brown patina, flan damage at 6h

AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC P only listed with "Laureate head r." or "Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r."
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_8_4var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.04 var. (rev. only)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.84g, 25.77mm, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOL PROC ICT
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in
extended r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1306 (only for the type)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.8.4 var. (has NIKOPO PROC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.8.5 (but different die)
possibly unpublished
F+, some corrosion
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_14_34(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.14.34 (rev. only)9 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 3.72g
obv. A K CE - [CEVHROC]
Laureate head r.
rev. NIK[O] - PROC IC
Bust of Herakles, bearded, r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.14.34 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.52.6 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, F+
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septimius_nikopolis_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.30.01 #1 (plate coin)44 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.74g, 17.23mm, 45°
obv. AV K.L.C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - PROC IC
Harpokrates, nude, standing l., cornucopiae in l. hand, and r. hand before his
mouth
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2522
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.30.1 (plate coin)
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A grubby small coin. But I want do add it to my gallery because it is unpublished. Harpokrates, son of Isis, is depicted always with his hand before the mouth as sign of his childness.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_35_9(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.10 (plate coin)9 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.56g, 16.85mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI L CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - WN PROC IC
Nemesis-Aequitas in long garment and mantle stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit
and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2524 corr. (different obv. legend, writes "whell at side", but pic doesn't show a wheel)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.10 (plate coin)
unpublished?
rare, F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_36_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.36.21 (plate coin)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.15g, 27.76m, 195
struck under governor Cosconius Gentianus
obv. AV KAI L CEPT - CEVHROC PER
Laureate head r.
rev. VP KOCK GENTIA - NOV NIKOPOLIT / PROC ICTR.
Homonoia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae an in extended r. hand patera over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.36.21 (this coin)
possibly unpublished
F-F+, corroded
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_38_5-8cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.05-08 cf.4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.73g
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. .AV.K.L.CEPT. - CEVHROC.PE (PE ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA.OOV.TERTVL - LOV.NIKOPOLIT.PROC I.
Tyche, in long garment, stg. frontal, wearing kalathos, looking, l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1280 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
cf. 2759 (= AMNG 1280)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.14.38.5-8 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.29 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Varbanov2485.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.54.14 (plate coin)31 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.82g, 16.92mm, 30°
obv. AV K L - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Laurel-wreath, circle between upper ends, within six-pointed star with dots at the tips.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2485 (PC, unpublished)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.54.14 (plate coin)
rare, F+/about VF, dark-green glossy Patina, oval flan
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_35_2var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ(2018) 8.14.35.02 var. (rev. only)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.02g, 27,53mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP - CEVHROC
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR
Nemesis-Aequitas, stg. frontal, head l., holding cubit in l. arm and in extended r. hand scales; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No, 8.14.35.2 var. (has NI -KOPOLEITWN)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.31.3 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, F-F+, brown patina

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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_53_6var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18, Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.53.6 var. (rev. only)5 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.04g, 17.33mm, 45°
obv. M AVR KAI - [ANTWNINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed r.
rev. NIKOPO[...] PRO / C ICTRO (ex. revers)
Lion walking r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.53.6 var. (different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.53.1 (same die)
probably unpublished
F
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_14_47_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.47.13 (for Severus, rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 16, 2.23g, 15.62mm, 0°
obv. [AV K M A] - ANTWN[I?]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI[T] - PROC ICT.
Altar with basket (cista mystica?) from which a snake is coiling up
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.14.47.31 corr. (for Severus, same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.46.14
probably unpublished
extremely rare, F+, dark green patina

This type was described as "altar, on which snake is coiling, head l." This new coin has far the best preserved rev. I have seen. And now my suspicion that the old description is not correct is proven. It can't be a snake alone because there are structures above the altar not compatible with a snake. So I think it is a basket or a similar container set on the altar in which the snake is coiling up.

This type was until now only known for Severus. Another example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_36_2cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.02 var. (rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 13.79g, 25.78mm, 0°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K M [AVR] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVI TERTVL - LOV NIKO PROC I[C?]
Homonoia stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1527 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.36.2 (with altar, different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.36.1
possibly unpublished
F, dark green patina, central corrosion
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_38_12var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.38.12 var. (rev. only)7 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.01g, 17.30mm, 180°
obv. M.AV.K. - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1490 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristovs/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.38.12 var. (has PROC ICTR)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.14.14 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, VF, brown patina

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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_38_11var(rev)_.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ(2018) 8.18.38.11. var. (rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 18, 2.73g, 17.91mm, 30°
obv. M AV KAI ANTWNINO
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1490 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.38.11 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.8.12
probably unpublished
rare, brown patina

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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2018)8_17_52_1(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.17.52.01 (rev. only)1 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 16, 1.74g, 16.37mm, 180°
obv. MAR AV - GETAC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR.
Bucket with fruits, on all sides bunch of grapes hanging down
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.17.52.5 (for Domna, same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.22.52,1
probably unpublished
very rare, F+, dark green patina

Again an example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family.
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2017)8_22_4_8.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.04.08 (plate coin)5 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 28, 11.38g, 27.91mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN N - IKOPOLIT [PROC I]
Athena, helmeted, in long double chiton and mantle, stg. frontal, head r., resting with
raised r. hand on spear and holding in lowered l. hand shield set on ground
ref.: a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.22.4.8 (this coin)
possibly unpublished
F, corroded
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_25_5_6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.05.06 (rev. only, for Diadumenian)18 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.43g, 26.37mm, 180°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AVT K OPPEL - MAKRINO --- C
Bust, cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r., aegis on l. shoulder, gorgoneion on breast
plate
rev. VP AGRIPPA - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICT / [RW]
Demeter in long double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal and looking l., resting
with raised l. hand on long burning torch and holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears over
burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. 8.25.5.6 (for Diadumenian, same die)
obv. from an unknown die
probably unpublished
rare, about VF/F+, glossy dark green patina

A new example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
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nikopolis_diadumenian_mountaingod_unpublished.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.43.01 (plate coin)61 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 26, 15.6g, 26.73mm, 225°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. K M OPEL ANTWN DIA - DOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LONGINOV NIKOPOLIT / WN PROC IC / [TRON]
Youthful mountain-god, nude to hips, sitting l. on rocks, holding branch in
raised r. hand and reed in l. hand resting on the rocks
ref. a) not in AMNG (but obv. and rev. dies known from other types)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov No. (2018) 8.25.43.1 (plate coin)
d) Megaw Nic4.36a (this coin)
added to www.wildwinds.com

This type occurs in 2 subtypes. This is the somewhat rarer type with CTATIOV, nude youth and without 'bow' above rock in an unknown composition of dies (Thanks to Pat Lawrence!).
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2018)8_26_8_5-6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.05/6 ( rev. only)4 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.16g, 26.57mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT M AVR - AN]TWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [VP NOBIOV] ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN P[ROC IC / TRW]
Dionysos, with crossed legs, stg, frontal, looking r., resting with raised l.hand on ribboned
thyrsos and holding in lowered r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1930
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.26.8.5/6 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.26.1.5 (same die)
possibly unpublished
rare, F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_AMNG1608corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.12 (plate coin)36 viewsElagabal, AD 198-217
AE 17, 3.20g, 16.99mm, 150°
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPO - LITWN P (from upper left counterclockwise, retrograde)
Club of Herakles upright
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1608 (1 ex., Berlin, under Elagabal)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2977 (cites AMNG 1608)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.14.12 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina

Pick writes to this coin: Because of the crude style of this coin it is uncertain wether the face of Carcalla or that of Elagabalus is meant; but the former is more probable, because the type occurs under Severus and because on the coins of Elagabalus the addition PROC I(CTRON) otherwise never is lacking.

Now I think Pick's attribution of this coin to Caracalla is not correct. It should be better listed under Elagabal:
(1) The portrait is not so crude that we see that it better resembles Caracalla than Elagabal.
(2) Behind LITWN here is clearly a P, the first letter of PROC. So the last of Pick's argument
goes astray.
(3) Varbanov's attribution is not reliable because he tooks it from Pick.

Therefore I think it is Elagabal and an unpublished type.
Jochen
nikopolis_X_barbaric_18_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_48_-.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X barbaric imitation, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018)8(?).18(?).48.- 5 viewsCaracalla(?), AD 198-217
AE 16, 1.67g, 15.86mm, 45°
obv. [...] - [...].P.AVG
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR (L revers)
Hermes, nude, stg. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in extended r. hand purse, before
him the cock
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
ref. cf. No. 8.18.10.22 (for the type only)
probably unpublished
very rare

Usually the "barbaric" imitations from Nikopolis are from the time of the Severans. The obv. legend seems to be Latin because the end looks like AVG.
Jochen
coins20.JPG
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis; Septimius Severus98 views"Presumably reflecting Septimius' capture of Ctesiphon in Jan. 198, since we know from IGBulg. II, 659 (Boteva pp. 166-7) that Tertullus was governor when news of that victory and the promotions of Caracalla to Augustus and Geta to Caesar reached Lower Moesia.

Obv. die seems the same as Varbanov 2750 = Bulg. ed. 2163
rev. type apparently unpublished"
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odessos_gordianIII_AE17_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Odessos, Gordian III, unpublished37 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 17, 2.27g
obv. M ANT GORDIANOC AVG (VG ligate)
bust, draped(?), laureate, r.
rev. O - D - ECCEI / TWN
Emperor leaping on horse r., holding short spear in raised r. hand
not in AMNG; not in Varbanov; unpublished?
very rare, about VF, struck on a broad flan

TWN from l. to r. (Curtis Clay and specimens of Gordian_guy)
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odessos_pseudoautonom_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Odessos, pseudo-autonomous, unpublished (unique?)30 viewsAE 14, 1.44g, 13.60g
struck 2nd-3rd century AD(?)
obv. Bearded head of Herakles, r.
rev. ODHCCE - I - TWN
Bearded god in himation, nude to hips, leaning l. on kline with high back and
small feet, holding patera in outstretched r. hand, l. arm hidden in garment
in ex. (from l. to r.): plant, snake erecting, plant
Ref.: AMNG -; probably unpublished
VF+

The type with the l. leaning bearded god is known from the small denominations of Odessos. But on these coins the god is always leaning on a rectangular base and not on a kline with feet. The depiction in the ex. is unclear too. I have never found a similar depiction. I think it is a god from the ambit of the Great God of Odessos depicted like a river-god with a 'meadow' below. But cruciate is the kline.
Jochen
051_Caracalla_AE-27_AYK-_-__-___W_____VII-AVR-GALLOV-NIKOPOLITON-PROSISTR____OPOLIS_Q-001_axis-7h_27mm_10,48ga-s.jpg
Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.01.01.var., AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus seated left,87 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.01.01.var., AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus seated left,
avers:- AY.K.M.AY-ANTΩNINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.(avers type HHJ 8.18.10.5)
revers:- VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-(ΠPOCICTP in ex.), Zeus, in himation, seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting with left hand on sceptre.
exe: -/-//ΠPOCICTP, diameter: 27mm, weight: 10,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Aurelius Gallus (201-203 A.D.), date: 201-203 A.D., HrHJ (2012) 08.18.01.01.var.
Q-001
ps: " a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012):
rev. No. 8.18.1.1 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.5 corr. (Hermes, writes ANTWNEINo)
unpublished?" by Jochen thank you Jochen.

Nikopolis Addenda II, # 117,
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AcheloiosIstros.jpg
MOESIA: Istros53 viewsHead of Acheloios Istros as a man-faced bull facing, horns and bovine ear visible, dotted border. Eagle grasping dolphion, ISTPIH above. Unpublished variety (ISTPIH)

Mint state, right?
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rjb_2014_02_12.jpg
Mopsus (Tranquilina)29 viewsTranquilina
Mopsus in Cilicia
AE 27mm
Eutycheia standing left holding caduceus and sceptre
BMC -; Lindgren I & III -; von Aulock "Mopsus" (AA, 1963) -;
This coin would appear to be unpublished
mauseus
1306.jpg
MPR 011 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIB IN EXERGUE AND A BUST) UNICUM new photo9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIB
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 673 VAR. (A BUST UNLISTED; RIC ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTES THIS COIN TO SISCIA)
GUILLEMAN MPR: UNLISTED
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): UNLISTED
Collection no. 1306

NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE BUST TYPE FOR ROME'S FIRST EMMISSION

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Unpublished unicum !!!
Barnaba6
1307~0.jpg
MPR 037 ATYPICAL REPRESENTATION OF JUPITER !!! new photo9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: IOVI STATORI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIZ
WEIGHT 4.22g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-22,5 mm
RIC: 152
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 037 (28 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1307

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

UNPUBLISHED VARIETY - JUPITER LEANING ON LEFT LEG INSTEAD OF RIGHT AS USUAL

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY KNOWN TO ME!
Barnaba6
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MPR 152 VAR. UNLISTED WITH VIRTVS AVG LEGEND EXTREMELY RARE10 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 226 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 152 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ABBREVIATED LEGEND VIRTVS AVG)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 921
NOTE: UNPUBLISHED COIN. SECOND KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN P.GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
Barnaba6
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MPR 181 VAR. = UNLISTED WITH F9 BUST AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE !!!17 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: F9 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RZ
WEIGHT 2.51g
RIC: 243 VAR. (F9 BUST UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 181 VAR. (unlisted with F9 bust)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: unlisted
COLLECTION NO. 1212

Scarce reverse type in combination with a rare and desirable bust type!

Note: completely unpublished (for officina Z) and possibly unique !!!
Barnaba6
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MPR 316 VAR. UNPUBLISHED AND EXTREMELY RARE10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*B
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-25mm
RIC: 238 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ABBREVIATED VIRTVS AVG LEGEND)
MPR 316 VAR. (UNLISTED FOR OFFICINA B)
COLLECTION NO. 931
NOTE: COMPLETELY UNPUBLISHED COIN, second known specimen to me, the other being in U. Neumann' collection.
Barnaba6
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Nabataea, Aretas IV/ Huldu Y.12 - Unpublished variant with Monogram #4 and unlisted year (12)148 viewsObv: Head of Aretas IV r., o to r., Insc.: "חרתת מלך נבטו רחם עמה"
Rev.: Head of Huldu r., Mon. #4 to r., Insc.: "חלדו מלכת נבטו שנת 12"
diam. 13.5 mm., Wt. 4.07 g., Silver
AD. 3/4
2 commentseastroman_coins
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Nabataean Kingdom, Anonymous11 viewsProto-Nabataean Overstrike
AE17, 3.79g, 12h; Unknown mint (Gaza?)
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding wreath, Λ to left, crescent above.
Note: Unpublished, overstruck on Seleucid host, possibly a bronze of Antiochus IV.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom, Anonymous9 viewsPb tessera, 2.3g, 14mm
Obv.: unknown, laureate(?) head right.
Obv.: Nike standing left, star or cross above.
Reference: unpublished, but possibly related to Hoover Group F
Notes: this coin is larger than most Nabataean tesserae and presents the fabric of bronze more so than lead. Hoover group F includes coins of the same type, but with a dotted border and no symbol above Nike. This coin may be an unpublished bronze rather than a lead tessera.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - 40 AD8 viewsAE Unit, 14.5mm, 2.7g, Petra mint: AD 39/40
Obv.: Laureate head of Aretas IV right, with hair falling to nape of neck; in field, on right, heth, on left, shin.
Rev.: Two cornucopiae crossed; in field on right, heth (off flan), on left, shin.
Reference: Meshorer 116
Notes: This portrait does not resemble Aretas IV in the least. It is similar to the portraits of Obodas II on his silver issues. The coin may be an unpublished type.
John Anthony
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Nerva, RIC 108, Sestertius of AD 98 (clasped hands)39 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.2g, Ø 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 98, Jan. 1 to 28 (Nerva's death).
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P II, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMP II COS IIII P P around S C in field, Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.
RIC 108 (ref. B.M.; scarce; error in rev. legend: COS III should be COS IIII); Cohen unlisted; BMCRE III p.27 ‡ (contradicts the B.M. ref. of RIC 108: it is not in B.M.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 27 (1 spec.).
Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd (2009); ex Ex Künker 2007.

Even though the BMCRE note seems to invalidate the RIC 108 record, the correct source of RIC 108 could be one of the numerous articles by Gnecchi on unpublished pieces in the Gnecchi collection (=Museo delle Terme, Rome), which is the reference for the single specimen listed in Banti 27 (Curtis Clay, personal communication, who also reports another specimen from the same dies: NAC K, 30 March 2000, lot 1719). This type with the COS IIII reverse legend is extremely rare with a total of only two other known specimens. The indication "Scarce" at RIC 108 is misleading.

This type, more common with rev. legend CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM (=harmony with the army), was issued in an effort to secure the good will of the praetorians (who nevertheless remained hostile).
Charles S
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Numismatic Chronicle, 189740 viewsThe Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, London
1897, parti 1-2 & 4
Tra l'altro, articoli di:
W.C. Boyd: "A Find of Roman Denarii near Cambridge"
H. Montagu: "Rare and unpublished Roman gold coins"
G.F.Hill: "Solon's Reform of the Attic Standard"
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (16 dicembre 2012, numero catalogo 163); ex Paul Francis Jacquier collection (Kehl am Rhein, Germany, fino al 2012)
paolo
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Pamphylia, Perga; Bust of Septimius Severus r./ Bust of Julia Domna r. AE 12.56 viewsSeptimius Severus; Perga, Pamphylia; Æ 12.5mm, 1.84g; Obv: Bust of Septimius Severus r. Reverse: Bust of Julia Domna r. Unpublished?Podiceps
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Pamphylia, Perge, Trebonianus Gallus, unpublished9 viewsPamphylia, Perge, Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253
AE 23, 4.58g, 23.09mm, 0°
obv. AV K GA VIB TRE GALLOV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., on globe
rev. PERG - AI - WN
Hephaistos in short working cloak and wearing pileus, std. r. on rocks, holding hammer in lowered r. hand and
balances a shield on his knees
ref. not in BMC, SNG Copenhagen, SNG von Aulock, SNG France
probably unpublished
very rare, F+
Pedigree:
ex coll. David Mitten
purchased at Clive Foss May 10 1972
Jochen
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Pamphylia, Side, Valerian II, probably unpublished29 viewsValerian II, Caesar AD 256-258, son of Gallienus
AE 30, 18.04g
obv. POV LIK KOR OVALERIANON KAI CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.; beneath eagle, standing r., with opened wings and head r.
c/m E in circular incus (Howgego 805)
rev. CIDHTWN - NEWKORWN
Athena (Sidetes), helmeted and wearing narrow peplos, stg. facing, head l., holding palmbranch over l. shoulder and dropping voting pebble with r. hand into amphora with two handles l. beside her; r. beside her a branch with a pomegranate.
ref.: cf. SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlungen 882 (Gallienus); probably unpublished
F/about VF, rough obv., rev. with slight strike weakness and distinct circular traces of the ancient smoothing process.
The E of the c/m should probably devaluate the coin from 10 units to 5 units.
Coins from Side often show pomegranates because 'side' in Pamphylian means 'pomegranate'.

For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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Pamphylia, Side, Valerian II, probably unpublished (devaluation)17 viewsValerian II, Caesar AD 256-258, son of Gallienus
AE 30, 18.04g
obv. POV LIK KOR OVALERIANON KAI CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.; beneath eagle, standing r., with opened wings and head r.
c/m E in circular incus (Howgego 805)
rev. CIDHTWN - NEWKORWN
Athena (Sidetes), helmeted and wearing narrow peplos, stg. facing, head l., holding palmbranch over l. shoulder and dropping voting pebble with r. hand into amphora with two handles l. beside her; r. beside her a branch with a pomegranate.
ref.: cf. SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlungen 882 (Gallienus); probably unpublished
F/about VF, rough obv., rev. with slight strike weakness and distinct circular traces of the ancient smoothing process.

The E of the c/m should probably devaluate the coin from 10 units to 5 units.
Jochen
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PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater 28 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater (19mm, 10.79 gm). Choice VF, Fine Style. Ca. 465-430 BC. Helmeted nude hoplite advancing right, spear forward in right hand, oval shield in left / Triskeles clockwise within incuse square. cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 429 (26 September 2018), lot 167, otherwise unpublished. Fine style for the series. 2 commentsMark R1
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Paphlagonia, Sinope. Antoninus Pius. Potentially unpublished.22 viewsPaphlagonia, Sinope. Antoninus Pius (AD 138–161). Æ 31mm; 11.17 g; 6.5h. Dated year 185 of local era (= AD 140/141).
Obverse: [B?] IMP HAΔ(!) AN[…], laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: C I F S AN C – [LX?]XXV, nude Hermes, standing and facing with head right, holding top of purse in right hand and caduceus and chlamys in left hand and/or arm.
References: None found.
Ex Savoca Numismatik (eBay), 9-28-2014.
Mark Fox
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Pautalia Plautilla Sicinnius Clarus32 viewsPlautilla

AE 28 vierer

Pautalia

Sicinnius Clarus (202 AD)

ob: ΦOVΛ ΠΛAV | TIΛΛA CEBA
draped and bust right with stephane

rx: HΓ ∙ CIKI ∙ KΛAPOY | O | VΛ[Π ΠAYTA
Ex: ΛIAC
Emperor in military attire standing left holding patera in outstretched right hand, spear in left

Varbanov (E) II -; Mionnet -; BMC-; cf. Ruzicka p. 124 #450 (J Domna) rx; a probable match. I am following Ruzicka’s recording of the right side of legend; although it appears more of the legend is extant on this coin. N.B. break in O | VΛΠ. Ruzicka’s coin from his own collection.
Unpublished reverse obverse die pairing
Petrus Elmsley
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Pautalia Thrace; Bronze AE 16, grapes, Varbanov 4558 var3 viewsCommodus, Pautalia Thrace; Bronze AE 16, unpublished variety, FORVM 82166, Varbanov II 4558 var (obv legend), aVF, Pautalia mint, weight 3.935g, maximum diameter 18.6mm, die axis 0o, obverse ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟ∆ΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC, bunch of grapes; Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Perga (Pamphylia) - Volusianus51 viewsA. K. Γ. OVIB. ΓAΛ OVOΛOVCIANON , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, upon eagle standing right holding wreath in beak.
ΠEP ΓAI ΩN , Tyche holding cornucopia seated left, facing Artemis standing right, a stag (?) at her feet.
30 mm

It looks very much like this unpublished one (and is probably from the same reverse die) :
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=144204
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Persian Empire, Lydia, Darius I 1/6 Siglos43 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. AR Sixth Siglos (7mm, 0.84 g).

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

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

"Darius I the Great ruled the Persian Empire at its peak. He is mentioned in the Biblical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, Haggai, and Zechariah. He continued to allow the Jewish people to return to Israel and provided money for the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem, which was completed in his sixth year. Darius invaded Greece to subjugate it and to punish Athens and Eretria for aiding the Ionian Revolt. He subjugated Thrace and forced Macedon to become a client kingdom, but his campaign ended at Marathon, where he was famously defeated by a smaller Greek army." - Forvm
Nemonater
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Philip Arab2 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG PM
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. CAES ANTIOCH COL -SR-
priestly emblems
BMC 19 - Nr. unpublished , 26,5mm 11,48g, -City Antiochia-
(Error in the BMC, because Philip II. was not Persicus Maximus (PM), the bust is Gordian III.)
Priscus
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Philip III Arrhidaeus ?29 viewsMacedonian Bronze

Obverse:Head of Apollo right wearing tainia or diadem
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ at center;Bow in bow case and club

11mm and 1.35gm

Unpublished at : Sear ; Lindgren II or III(with thanks for Tiathena) ; SNG Alpha Bank ;SNG München ; SNG Copenhagen ; LeRider
and possible unique
maik
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Philippopolis Lucius Verus Governor Q. Tullius Maximus (161-9 AD)36 viewsAE 30

Ob: AV KAI Λ AVPH | ΛIOC OVHPOC
Au(tokrater) Kai(sar) L(ucius) Aure(lius) Verus
Bare bearded head
Rx: HΓE TOVΛ MAΞIMOV AΠOΔ VΠAT
Hege(moneuontos) Tul(liou) Maximou apod(edeigmenou) hupat(ou)

Ex: ΦIΛIΠΠO


Zeus enthroned left; holding upright scepter in left hand and patera in outstretched right

BMC-; Minnet Supp. II-; Varbanov (E) III-; Mushmov "Les Monnaies Antiques de Philippopolis" (1924) -; apparently unpublished;

This coin was issued under the legate of Thrace Quintus Tullius Maximus (161-169AD)
Apodedeigmenou is a passive perfect participle of apodeiknumi, which is often used to denote holding or being appointed to an office. hupatou generally means consul or leader in this context (Polybius uses this greek word specifically for consul; 6.12.1 in plural). Both words in genitive absolute.

Stein reported the conjecture of R. Munsterburg, who in his article, “Verkannte Titel auf griechischen Munzen” from Jahreshefte des Osterreicheschen Archaologischen Institutes in Wien XVIII (1915) pp.312-313, avers that a coin incorrectly reported by A. Degrand in Numismatique Revue 1900 pp.414 #38 (a Lucius Verus River-god; with no plate unfortunately), HGE. TO.YL MAXIMOY APODYIGD(?) to read as, HGE TOUL MAXIMOU APOD(DEIGMENOU) HUPA(TOU) = consulis designati.

The pi and alpha of hupatou are incorrectly read by Degrand as an iota +gamma+delta; sic VIΓΔ = VΠA.

Varbanov correctly divides the APOD from the VPA on coins for M. Aurelius and L. Verus, where it is present. Cf. Varbanov(E) III 903-906 for L. Verus; 797-802 for M. Aurelius.

What is so interesting about this coin is that it has that extra terminal tau, unlike the coin reported by the specimens in Varbanov or by Degrand (which was in Philippopolis (Plovdiv) Bulgaria where he was some sort of French minister at the turn of the 19th century). This tau adds some more credence to Munsterburg’s conjecture, (not that it was in doubt).

A. Degrand "Monnaies Inedites ou peu connues de la Moesie Inferieure et de la Thrace" Numismatique Revue ser. 4 vol 4 pp. 402-422 (1900).
Petrus Elmsley
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Phoenicia, Arados 155-154 B.C12 viewsAE 17.50mm (Thickness 2.23mm), weight 3.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (‘) above, Aradian era date 105 below.

Ref: Unpublished era date 105 with letters nun & ayin.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, unpublished43 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 12.3g
obv. IMP CM AVR - ANTONINVS AVG
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. [C]OL AVR PI[A] - METRO SID
Prize-table, garlanded, with two price-urns, each decorated
with palm, between them staff composed by Holy Chariot of
Sidon set on palmtree; l. below table five apples(?), r. below
vase and laddle.
very rare, about VF, brown patina with green highlights, unpublished, possibly unique(?)
added to www.wildwinds.com

The geometry of the table reminds on the 'impssible figures' of M.C.Escher or Oscar Reutersvard! Seems to be a double strike!
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Gallienus, Rouvier 2048 cf. (Maesa, rev. only), unpublished?30 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE 27, 14.52g, 27.33mm, 0°
obv. IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. [COL] TVRO ME - [T]
Dido, in long double chiton and himation over l. arm, wearing stephane, stg. l. on galley sailing l., holding
aphlaston in l. arm and reaching with r. hand to a person bending l. over side of prow; at her r. side a
second small person stretching hand to Dido; below galley murex shell
ref. cf. Rouvier 2048 (Maesa, rev. only); unpublished?
about VF, devices highlighted by sand patina

A nice and interesting issue. There are some different variants of this type: Dido accompanied by different persons, galley sailing l. or r. Meaning?
For more information take a look at the article about Dido in the Mythology Thread.
1 commentsJochen
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Phrygia, Aezani. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Antoninus Pius. Potentially unpublished.21 viewsPhrygia, Aezani. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Antoninus Pius (AD 138–161). Æ 18mm, 3.59 g, 6h.
Obverse: ΔΗΜΟ – C, head of Demos right.
Reverse: ΑΙΖΑΝЄΙ – ΤΩΝ, nude Hermes, standing and facing with head left, holding top of purse in right hand and caduceus and chlamys in left hand and/or arm.
References: Cf. RPC IV Online (temporary №) 9968 (same obv. die as Fox specimen).
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (eBay), 10-26-2014.
Mark Fox
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Phrygia, Akmoneia, Caracalla, cf. Imhoof RSN (1923), p. 311, 344, unpublished?29 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 11.09g, 29.91mm, 180°
obv. AYT K M A AYR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, aegis over l. shoulder, sword belt over back, laureate, r.
rev. A - KMONEWN (NE ligate)
Heros Akmon with waving chlamys, wearing boots, holding whip in r. hand, galloping r. toward hill of Dindymos, on
which 2 nymphs (Oreiads), diademed, are stg. l., the posterior pointing with r. hand to the Heros, the anterior with r.
hand at breast; beneath river god (Sindros?) leaning l., r. hand on r. knee, holding in l. hand long water plant and
resting with l. arm on rocks and overturned vase from which water flows l.; above eagle flying r.
ref. a) cf. Imhoof RSN (1923) , p. 311, 344 (Löbbecke, but Caracalla bearded, only one nymph and different rev. leged)
b) rev. cf. Septimius Severus, Imhoof RNS (1923), p. 311, 342, pl. XI, nr.13 (only for depiction)
very rare, about VF, green Patina
Pedigree:
ex Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser
ex coll. Wenninger

The rev. shows a scene from an otherwise unknown founder myth of Akmoneia.
2 commentsJochen
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, Demeter Euposia, unpublished11 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 27, 11.92g, 27.07mm, 180°
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Demeter Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r. hand 2 grain ears and in l.
arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms to her.
ref. a) cf. Künker Auc. 193, (9/2011), Lot 263 (asiaminorcoins #10460)
b) Numismatik Naumann Auction 44, Juni 2016, Lot 693 (same dies) (Wildwinds)
unpublished in greater works!
very rare, F+/VF, green brown Patina
Pedigree:
ex Bertolami Fine Arts E-Auction 49, 12.11.2017, Lot 484 (wrong reference!)

The depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent. But here with grain ears it is Demeter Euposia! About 10 years I have searched for this type and now I could acquire one for an affordable price.




2 commentsJochen
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Pisidia, Etenna. Faustina II. Unpublished.35 viewsPisidia, Etenna. Faustina II (AD 161–175). Æ ~23mm, 5.18 g, 12h.
Obverse: ΦΑ[Υ]CΤΙΝ[Α] CЄΒ[Α]CΤΗ, draped bust left.
Reverse: ЄΤЄΝ – ΝЄ℧[Ν], nude Apollo (?) standing by tripod to right and facing with head left and chlamys(?) draped over his left arm, holding a branch(?) with his right hand over altar (or ram?) to left.
References: None found, but compare RPC IV Online (temporary №) 7743 (same obv. die): http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/7743/
Ex Gerda Dijkhuis, 11-16-2014.
Mark Fox
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Pisidia, Selge, Geta, Dionysos, unpublished?23 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 16, 4.13g, mm, 15.70mm, 30°
obv. AV K - CE GETAC
Head, bearded, laureate, r.
rev. CEL - GEWN
Dionysos, wearing Nebris and boots, stg. l., holding kantharos in r. hand and resting on
knobby thyrsos decorated with Styrax(!)
ref. SNG Copenhagen -: SNG von Aulock -; SNG Paris -; BMC -; Lindgren -; unpublished?
very rare, VF, dark green patina

Here the thyrsos is obviously decorated with Styrax! Selge was the centre of the Styrax production and so it's an understandable hint to its main product. I think this depiction is unique.
Jochen
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Plautilla, Prov. Nicomedia, Bithynia108 viewsPlautilla; Nicomedia, Bithynia
198-217 AD

FOU PLAUTILLA CEBACTH; draped bust right;
legend in five lines within wreath; NEI/KOMHD/EWN DIC / NEWKO/RWN

20.52mm;4.2g
unpublished type. Not in SNG Cop, Mionnet, BMC, Lindgren, RecGen etc.
3 commentsarizonarobin
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Pontos, Neocaesarea, Caracalla, Rec. Gen. 22 var.47 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 4.1g
struck AD 209/210 (year 146)
obv. AYT M AYRH - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. KOIN PON - NEO - KAI - MHTRO
Tetrastyle temple, columns with distinct ektasis, feet of columns with two
embossments (torus), just as the capitals, pediment with shield (or Sol?) in the
tympanon, decorated akrosteria[,and quadriga on top of the roof]; in the
outer intercolumnaria backwall visible with bricks, in the middle
intercolumnarium statue of Zeus, nude, raised r. hand, stg. facing on narrow
cippus.
in ex. RM Digamma (year 146)
Waddington 22 var. (bust radiate); SNG von Aulock 6760 var. (bust seen frontal); Cismeli 110 var. (bare-headed); SNG Copenhagen -; unpublished
rare, about VF/VF, brown patina

Sometimes the figure on the cippus is called Ma, which was worshipped in Komana Pontica, where she was brought from Komana in Cappadocia, and from where Sulla she brought to Rome where she was identified with Bellona. But a female deity is never depicted nude and therefore it can't be Ma!
1 commentsJochen
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Postumus Galley21 viewsPostumus AE Sestertius. Cologne mint, 261 AD, 22.3g, 30mm
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: LAETITIA AVG, galley right with four rowers, SC in exergue

Unknown reference, not found, possibly unpublished?
1 commentsSRukke
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Pre-Islamic Sind: Anonymous (ca. 600-700 CE) AR drachm (Fishman-7A)22 viewsObv: Four large dots flanked with a pair of smaller dots (one on each side), five upper dots is topped with a rounded line or a bar; two of the upper dots connected to the lower dot with lines; Brahmi legend below - HaSi
Rev: Blank

These coins were recently attributed by Dr. Alexander Fishman in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 201:

Hoard of unpublished silver coins from the Baluchistan/Sind border, ca.late 7th-early 8th century AD
SpongeBob
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Pre-Islamic Sind: Anonymous (ca. 600-700 CE) AR drachm (Fishman-9A)30 viewsObv: Four large dots flanked with a pair of smaller dots (one on each side), five upper dots is topped with a rounded line or a bar; two of the upper dots connected to the lower dot with lines; Brahmi legend below - HaGu
Rev: Blank

These coins were recently attributed by Dr. Alexander Fishman in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 201:

Hoard of unpublished silver coins from the Baluchistan/Sind border, ca.late 7th-early 8th century AD
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Probus12 viewsAE - Abschlag
Ov: Radiate, cuirassed bust to left, holding Parazonium and globe surmounted by victory.
Leg: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG
Rv: Probus standing left on platform, with praetorian prefect, addressing two soldiers,
each holding ensign and shield.
Leg: ADLOCVTIO AVG
Ex: SIS
Siscia
RIC ----
24,5mm; 5.85gr.
Note: Apparently an “Abschlag” (off strike) of an unpublished AV Binio (Double Aureus, see RIC 581 but with SIS in exergue).
Julianus of Pannonia
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. "A" OFFICINA RRR31 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with emperor on horse and soldiers in background)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//A
WEIGHT 4.92g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 837 VAR. (MINTMARK "A" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1106
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED AND VERY RARE GREEK LETTER EMMISSION WHICH WAS STRUCK SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PINK'S LATIN LETTER 3rd EMMISSION.

This coin was struk from the same pair of dies as my coin no. 541

Only the 5th known specimen, including my coin no. 541 which is the fourth known (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN + MY OWN DATATBASE)

Adventvs Probi Avg is a rare reverse type for Serdica in itself but in combination with the sole "A" mintmark from an unpublished, exceedingly rare greek letter phase of the 3rd emmission and a decorated shield makes this coin a true gem!
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. OFFICINA ALFA14 viewsPROBUS RIC 837 VAR. "A" OFFICINA RRR
OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with emperor on horse)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//A
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 837 VAR. (MINTMARK "A" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 541

NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD

THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE GREEK LETTER EMMISSION WHICH WAS STRUCK SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PINK'S LATIN LETTER 3rd EMMISSION.

This coin was struck from the same pair of dies as my coin no. 1106

Only the 5th known specimen in the world, including my coin no. 1106 which is the fourth known (INFORMATION FROM PH.GYSEN + MY OWN DATABASE)

Adventvs Probi Avg is a rare reverse type for Serdica in itself but in combination with the sole "A" mintmark from an unpublished, exceedingly rare greek letter phase of the 3rd emmission makes this coin it a true gem!
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. OFFICINA DELTA new photo9 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 837 VAR. (MINTMARK "Delta" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1335

NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD

THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED AND VERY RARE GREEK LETTER EMMISSION WHICH WAS STRUCK SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PINK'S LATIN LETTER 3rd EMMISSION.

ONLY SECOND EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN Gianni collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 4 EMMISSION 3 new photo6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 861 var. (unlisted with delta mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1334

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER ALSO BEING IN Ph. Gysen's collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H4 BUST GAMMA28 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H4 = radiate bust right in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Gamma
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 861 VAR. (H4 bust and gamma mintmark unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 1157

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (WITHOUT THE MARK KA) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

This is the only specimen of this type known to me. Possibly an unicum!

Of the highest rarity and numismatic interest!

Ex M. Griffiths collection
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 1 EMMISSION 3 new photo8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//A
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-22,5 mm
RIC: 862 var. (unlisted with "A" mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1332

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER TWO BEING IN PH. GYSEN AND GIANNI COLLECTIONS)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 4 EMMISSION 3 new photo8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.24g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 862 var. (unlisted with delta mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1333

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER ALSO BEING IN Ph. Gysen's collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
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PROBUS RIC 864 VAR. H2 BUST DELTA after cleaning31 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.96g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 864 VAR. (DELTA MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1158

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

This is only the 3rd specimen of this type in my Probus database (the other two being in Ph. Gysen's collection)

Ex. M. Griffiths collection
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PROBUS RIC 904 OFFICINA 5 CHARRIOT ON SHIELD - UNPUBLISHED AND UNIQUE !!! (NEW PHOTO)15 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//E
WEIGHT 4.27g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC 904
COLLECTION NO. 734
NOTE: EMPEROR IN CHARRIOT+ SOLDIERS ON SHIELD - TOTALLY UNPUBLISHED SHIELD DECORATION !!!
UNIQUE !!!
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 1 X•XI IN EXERGUE UNPUBLISHED AND EXTREMELY RARE!17 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A (OR H)//X•XI (SIC!)
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 921 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH X•XI MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 977
NOTE: UNPUBLISHED AND APPARENTLY ONLY THE SECOND KNOWN SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE (THE OTHER FROM OFFICINA "H" BEING IN P. GYSEN'S COLLECTION)
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 2 IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!) UNIQUE ! 22 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1219

NOTE: unpublished and atypical obverse legend - most likely an engraver's error. This is the only example of this legend known to me. Probably unique !
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 6 RETROGRADE SIGMA 16 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: retrograde ζ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.45g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with retrograde cursive digamma)
Collection no. 1203
Note: unpublished variant with retrograde inverse cursive digamma in center field. The only example of this type known to me (however I know a similar retrograde cursive digamma coin but with the long P F AVG legend from Nicolaz Z collection).
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PROBUS RIC 922 OFFICINA 7 RETROGRADE Z21 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: RETROGRADE Z//XXI
WEIGHT 3.20g
RIC 922 var. (UNLISTED WITH RETROGRADE Z)
COLLECTION NO. 1218

Note: unpublished variant with retrograde Z in center field. The only example of this type known to me. Possibly an unicum!
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Probus, AE antoninianus. Siscia mint. 13 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding
spear over shoulder, head of Medusa facing on cuirass.

SOLI INVICTO, Sol, holding whip, driving quadriga galloping
left, all four horses facing forwards.

Mintmark XXIP

Alföldi 76-125 var (cuirass type).

Rare, unpublished. This example is listed in Wildwinds

Britanikus
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Procopius, RIC IX, Constantinopolis 17b var., unpublished61 viewsProcopius, AD 365-366
AE - AE 3, 3.93g
Constantinopolis, 4th officina
obv. DN PROCO - PIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l.
rev. REPARATI - O FEL TEMP
Emperor in military cloak, stg. half-left, head r., holding labarum in in r. hand
and resting with l. hand on shield;
palmbranch in l. field, Chi-Rho in r. field
in ex. CONS Delta
Ref.: RIC IX 17b var.; C.7 var.;
(in RIC only officina Gamma and Epsilon but Delta expexted)
very rare, EF, sharp, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The variant with the palmbranch is much rarer than the usual 'unknown object' or the empty field. And there is no officina Delta listet nor yet found in any reference!
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Prostanna; Head of Athena r./ Triskeles10 viewsProstanna, Pisidia, Second century B.C. AE 16.0mm, 2.88g; Head of Athena r. / Triskeles; no legend. Cf. Aulock Pisidien 1752. Possibly unpublished. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Ptolemy IV Philopator, Bronze hemiobol, 17,5mm. Tyre. Unpublished10 viewsPtolemy IV Philopator, 221 - 205 B.C. Bronze hemiobol, Unpublished: Svoronos -, SNG Cop -, Weiser -, et al.; similar to other Tyre issues except for Sigma control letter, Fair, Tyre mint, 4.759g, 17.5mm, 0o, obverse filleted and horned head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse “ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ”, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, “Σ”between legs, club left; only a few other examples known; extremely rare. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Rashtrakutas: Anonymous (ca. 9th-12th century) AV ½ Fanam (Unpublished)6 viewsObv: Lion standing left with head turned to face
Rev: Blank
Dim: 7 mm, 0.19 gm

The attribution of this coin is tentatively assigned to the Rashtrakutas based on the presence of the lion which seems to be similar to the Rashtrakuta Lion emblem.
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RIC 0051A Domitianus83 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, Laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin coiled round anchor
AU/Aureus (19.28 mm 7.145 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC unpublished (will be given 51A), BMCRE-BNF unpublished
Ex Martì Hervera & Soler Y Llach Auction 1099-1 Lot 136
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RIC 0057A Titus42 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VII (counterclockwise), Laureate head right
Rev: PAX AVGVST / S C (in field), Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopia
AE/Sestertius (33.90 mm 25.98 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC unpublished (provisionally assigned n. 57A)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 80 Lot 527
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RIC 0065A Vespasianus36 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right
Rev: AETERNITAS P R / S C (in exergue), Victory advancin right with palm, offering Palladiun to Vespasian, standing left with spear.
AE/Sestertius (35,27 mm 25,59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
Unpublished; same reverse die as RIC 32.
ex Artemide Auction L Lot 369
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RIC 0098A Domitianus114 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, , Minerva standing left, with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield
AU/Aureus (19.39 mm 6.919 g 6h) Struck in Rome 82 A.D (1st issue)
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished; one example in the Trier Hoard (#1856 of the catalog, found 1993)
ex Emporium Hamburg eAuction 526 lot 15
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RIC 0099A Domitianus77 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), Domitian on horseback galloping to left, raising right hand and holding eagle-tipped sceptre with left hand
AE/Sestertius (25.99 g 35.14 mm 6h) Struck in Rome 80 A.D.
Unpublished; Provisionally referenced as 99A (Titus)
ex NAC Auction 114 Lot 1490, ex Roma Numismatics Auction 7 Lot 1039
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RIC 0117 Vespasianus90 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right, with aegis, globe below neck
Rev: S C (across field), Tetrastyle temple of Isis with semi-circular pediment. Between the columns an inner shrine with the statue of Isis; two other statues on right and left side; on pedment Isis on dog running right.
AE/Sestertius (35.56 mm 26.14 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 117 (R2), BMCRE 780, BNF unpublished
ex Artemide Auction LI lot 269
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RIC 0135A Titus76 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII (clockwise), laureate head right
Rev: S C, Mars, helmeted, advancing right, trophy across shoulder in left hand, spear in right
AE/Sestertius (33.45 mm 25.62 g 6h) Struck in Rome early 80 A.D.
Unpublished, same as RIC 135 (R3) yet clockwise obverse legend vs, anticlockwise
Purchased from Lanz on eBay
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RIC 0391 Vespasianus58 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, Radiate head right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue); Concordia seated left, with patera in right hand, cornucopia in left
AE/Dupondius (27.47 mm 10.82 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 39 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unpublished
ex Artemide Aste Auction 30E lot 279
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RIC 0391A Vespasianus51 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, Radiate head right
Rev: CONCORDIA (or CONCOR) AVG / S C (in exergue), Concordia seated left, sacrificing from patera in right over lit altar before her, cornucopia in left
AE/Dupondius (27.49 mm 12.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished (same reverse as RIC 265 - or 263 - with COS III on obverse)
ex Inasta Auction 46 lot 444
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RIC 0397A Vespasianus41 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, Radiate head right
Rev: ROMA VICTRIX / S C (in exergue), Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear
AE/Dupondius (25.90 mm 11.606 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
Unpublished obverse legend variant. It will get # 397A in the next RIC update
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RIC 0402 Domitianus117 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian standing right clasping hands over altar with officer standing left; behind officer, one soldier with standard, and one soldier at right with spear and shield.
AE/Sestertius (37,08 mm 28,10 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 402 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unpublished
ex Roma Numismatics Auction XIV lot 709
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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
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RIC 0478A Domitianus47 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : FIDEI PVBLICAE / S C, Fides standing left, with plate of fruits and corn ears
AE/Dupondius (27.62 mm 10.845 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished; it took 478A (R3) in the RIC 2.1 A&C; second known example
Purchased on eBay from Lanz
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RIC 0659 Domitianus67 viewsObv : CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, Laureate head left, bust draped.
Rev : FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C (in field), Felicitas standing left, with caduceus and cornucopia.
AE/Dupondius (27.28 mm 9.45 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73-74 A.D.
RIC 659 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE unpublished, BNF 695 (Vespasian)
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RIC 0662ADomitianus77 viewsObv : CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, Laureate head left, bust draped.
Rev : PRINCIP IVVENT / S C (in low field), Domitian riding left, right hand raised, holding sceptre.
AE/Dupondius (28.46 mm 13.29 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73-74 A.D.
Completely unpublished; it should become RIC 662A (Vespasian)
ex Numismatica Felsinea Auction 2 lot 381
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RIC 0788A Domitianus92 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right with aegis
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (19.22 mm 3.05 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
Unpublished bust variant (aegis) of RIC 788
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RIC 0789A Domitianus88 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right with aegis seen from front
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (18,46 mm 3.47 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
Unpublished variant (aegis) of RIC 789. BMCRE 234, RSC 291
Ex H.D. Rauch Auktion 97 lot 484
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RIC 0792A Domitianus123 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva, winged, flying left, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (18.71 mm 3.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC, BMCRE, RSC, BNF unlisted. Same reverse as RIC 791-792, unpublished bust variant (aegis)
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RIC 0922 Domitianus49 viewsObv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right
AE/Denarius - 20.33 mm 2.953 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 76-77 A.D.
RIC 922 Vespasian (R2) - RSC-BMCRE-BNF unpublished
ex Savoca 8th Blue Auction lot 967
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RIC 133 Variant15 viewsBronze antoninianus, aVF, 3.494g, 23.2mm, 180o,

Obverse: M CL TACITVS P F AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: CONSERVATOR MILITVM (protector of the army)
emperor standing left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Mars standing right holding spear

Exergue: S

unpublished;
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RIC 1521B Domitianus38 viewsObv: CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG F - Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev: COS V PRINC IVVENT / S C - Femle figure seated right on cuirass, foot on helmet
Denomination 4 (16,36mm 2,01g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor Mint (Ephesus?) in 77-78 A.D.
Obverse as RIC 1521 (R2), RPC 1488; Reverse unpublished.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161. Marcianopolis mint. 35 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138 - 161. Marcianopolis mint. AE 19, 5.33g, 19,0 mm. Fine. Obv: bare head right, AUT AI ADRI[A?] - ANTWNEINO. Rev: bunch of grapes on stem with leaf to left, MARIANO-POLEIT[WN]. Ref: SNG Righetti 219 (Septimius Severus), BMC -, S -, Lindgren -, SNG Cop -, Moushmov-. POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED2 commentsBard Gram O
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla (196-217) AD., AE20, Stobi, Macedonia199 viewsUnpublished (20/19 mm, 3.27 gm)
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
MVNICI STOBEN, Hermes seated left holding caduceus
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla from Tarsos951 viewsCaracalla -- AE30, Tarsos. R: Caracalla wearing wreath and robes of the demiourgos, facing temple and victimarius swinging an ax to slay a sacrificial bull. SNG Levante -, SNG Paris - , SNG Aulock -, SNG Righetti -, Ziegler -. Possibly unpublished? Thanks to Curtis Clay for reference checks. 6 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Commodus AE36 Medallion106 viewsHierocaesarea mint
Magistrate (archon) Artemidoros
BMC Lydia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, Imhoof-Blumer -
24.976 g, maximum diameter 36.4mm, die axis 180o,
Obverse AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMO∆O, laureate and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse ΕΠΙ[...]ΟΥ[...] ΑΡΤΕΜΙ∆ΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ[...] ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing half-right wearing chiton; Leto standing half-left holding patera; Apollo standing half-left, naked, resting left hand on lyre; nice armored bust.

An interesting reverse depicting a mythological scene: Leto and her children Artemis and Apollo. The two were fathered by Zeus, arousing Hera's jealousy. Leto was banned from giving birth on earth or sea, but found the island of Delos, which supposedly was not connected to either.

(all notes from FORVM website)

Extremely rare with no other specimens found on Wildwinds.com, acsearch.info or coinarchives.com, or in Loebbecke, Scholz or all the Imhoof additions.

[One same size, same obv. die as {this coin}, same magistrate (archon) Artemidoros, but different rev. type (river god reclining), in RPC temp. (online) 8174 = Peus 365, 2000, Burstein 696, there stated to be unpublished and apparently unique.

(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay and Ms. Dane Kurth "Helvetica" for further information)
3 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabal AE24 from Alexandria Troas236 viewsElagabal AE24, 218-222 AD, Alexandria Troas.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEXA AVG, Marsyas on pedestal right, raising right, holding wine-skin over his shoulder with left.
Ø 22-24 mm, 7.28 g
Bellinger -, Hunter -, Leypold -, Lindgren -, SNG Aul. -, SNG Cop. -, SNG München -, SNG Tüb. -

An unpublished reverse for Elagabal from Alexandria Troas. See discussion here
Pscipio
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus85 views218 - 222 AD
AE 16 mm, 3.01 g
O: Radiate, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind
R: Large SC, K above, A below; all within plain circle surrounded by laurel wreath of eight elements, with wreath fastened at top with garland.
Mcalee 798 (otherwise apparently unpublished, as per Forum shop); extremely rare.
Syria, Antioch
laney
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, AE30, Perinthus986 viewsElagabalus --AE30, Perinthus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Nike standing facing, head left, holding patera over lighted altar, and palm. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Thrace -; Mionnet -. Good VF, olive patina. An apparently unique and unpublished type. 9 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Geta, AE32 Ephesos413 viewsGeta --AE32, Ephesos. R: Artemis standing half right holding bow, tree behind, hound or stag at feet. von Aulock-; BMC-; SNG Cop. -; Typenkatalogue-. Unpublished? 1 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Geta, Neoclaudiopolis (Paphlagonia)324 viewsAll the coins of this city are rare, and this one seems to be of an unpublished type. The reverse shows the seductive "apocalyptic" Aphrodite loosening her garment and holding an apple.
The obverse legend contains the rare (and so far unexplained?) KOM KECAP, also known on coins of Geta from Tavium in Galatia.
2 commentsBritannicus
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordian III., Nikopolis in Moesia Inferior, issued by Sabinius Modestus, 4 assaria, 238-244 AD., Athena seated l.240 viewsNikopolis in Moesia Inferior,
Gordian III., issued by Sabinius Modestus,
4 assaria / Æ26 (26-29 mm / 13.72 g), 238-244 AD.,
Obv.: AYT K M ANT Γ-OPΔIANOC A{YΓ} , ({YΓ} ligate), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right, seen from behind.
Rev.: VΠ CAB - MOΔЄCTOV N-I-KOΠOΛЄIT{ΩN} Π / POC IC{TP}ON , ({ΩN} , {TP} ligate), Athena seated left on a throne, her outstretched right hand holding Nike, her left holding spear; helmet? below throne, round shield behind.
cf. AMNG I 2051-3 (but Athena standing) ; Moushmov 1476-8 (only standing Athena) .
2 commentsArminius
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian (117-138), LYDIA. Stratonicaea-Hadrianopolis. Ae. 18 Nike.73 viewsReference.
Journal: Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Imhoof-Blumer, LS -; Isegrim -.

Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KTICΤΗC.
Laureate head right.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ CT YΠ .
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.

4.20 g.
18 mm.
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian CARIA Euippe, Artemis statue36 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, HADRIAN, CILICIA, Lamus.47 viewsReference
RPC III, --; Ziegler -; SNG BN -; SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Supp. -; apparently unpublished.

Obv.
Laureate head right.
Rev.
Eagle standing facing, head left, with wreath in beak and wings spread.

9.23 gr
30 mm

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 29.07.1994
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, HADRIAN, CILICIA, Syedra. Æ 17 Artemis standing35 viewsReference.
RPC III -; Ziegler -; SNG BN -; SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Supp. -; apparently unpublished.

Obv. ΑΥΤOKPA ΑΔΡΙΑИΟС.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. СYЄ - ΔΡЄ.
Artemis standing left, holding pomegranate and sceptre.

4.45 gr
17 mm

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection; ex auction Künker 20, lot 206 October 1991
okidoki
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Roman Empire Provincial, Hadrian, PAMPHYLIA, Side, Ae 24 Athena standing left56 viewsReference.
unpublished

Obv. [ ] [ ] ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС?
Laureate, draped, bust right

Rev. СΙΔΗΤωΝ
Athena standing facing, head left, holding palm frond and pomegranate.

8.80 gr
24 mm
12h
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, HADRIAN, PISIDIA, Timbriada. Æ 16 Mên standing104 viewsvery rare
Reference.
RPC 3; 2817
unpublished in the standard references.
CNG eAuction 354 lot 342; Gitbud & Naumann Auction 29 lot 468 ; Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün Auction 64 lot 2119

Obv. KAI AΔPIA
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. TIMBPIAΔЄΩN
Mên standing left with phrygian cap , holding pine cone and sceptre.

3.06 gr
16 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Herennia Etruscilla, 249 - 253? A.D. Tarsos mint in Cilicia17 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, 249 - 253? A.D. Tarsos mint in Cilicia. Bronze AE 30, F, 12.916g, 30.5mm. Obv: draped bust right, ANNIAN AITROUCKILLAN. Rev: Nike advancing left, holding wreath in extended hand, TARCOU MHTROPOLEWS AMK GB. Ref: BMC -, SNG Levante -, Lindgren -, SNG France -. VERY RARE (POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED). Bard Gram O
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Julia Domna, Paulatania, Thrace224 viewsThracia, Pautalia, Julia Domna, probably unpublished
AE 22, 6.6g (so-called 'Dreier')
obv. [IO]VLIA - DO[MNA CEB]
bust, draped, r.
rev. [PAV]TAL - EW - T[WN]
Hygieia stg. r., feeding snake from patera in her l. hand
not in Ruzicka, probably unpublished

Check out this post to follow the attribution!: [DEAD LINK, REMOVED BY ADMIN]
Matthew Raica
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Sabina (Augusta, 128-136/7 AD) MYSIA, Cyzicus. Ae.18 Kyzicos standing.94 viewsReference.
RPC III -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; apparently unpublished.

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

Rev. K - Y / Z - I.
Hero Kyzicos naked but a chlamys on l. shoulder, standing l., resting on sceptre with his r. hand, l. hand on his hip

4.42 gr
18 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, SABINA, CARIA, Trapezopolis Ae 19 Mên standing66 viewsReference.
RPC --; apparently unpublished.

Magistrate Ti. Fla. Max. Lysias,

Obv: CABЄINA CЄBACTH
Draped bust of Sabina, r., hair coiled and piled on top of head above triple stephane

Rev: ΔΙΑ Τ Φ ΜΑΞ ΛVСΙΟV TPAΠEZOΠ / OΛITΩN.
Mên standing, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding pine cone and sceptre, behind his shoulders, crescent

4.22 gr
19 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus - AE 2772 viewsCalchedon
193-211 AD
draped bust right
AY K Λ CEΠ CEY(HP)OC Π
Apollo holding patera and branch
KAΛXAΔO_NIΩN
Corsten -; RG - ; cf SNG von Aulock 496 (for obv.); otherwise unpublished
9,65g 28-26 mm

I've found only one another specimen sold by CNG attributed as apparently unique.
Johny SYSEL
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior221 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.74g
obv. AY KL C[EP] - CEYHROC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOL - PROC IC / [...?]
Harpokrates, nude, standing l., cornucopiae in l. hand, and r. hand before his
mouth
probably unpublished
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Severus Alexander and Julia Maesa, Markianopolis in Moesia Inferior, governor Tereventinus, 5 assaria, 222-235 AD., unpublished.231 viewsMarkianopolis in Moesia Inferior, Severus Alexander and Julia Maesa, governor Tereventinus,
Æ28 / 5 assaria (27-29 mm / 13.76 g), 222-235 AD.,
Obv.: AVT K M AVP CEVH AΛEZANΔPOC IOVΛIA MAIC {AVΓ} , ({AVΓ} ligate ), confronted busts of Severus Alexander (l.) and Julia Maesa (r.).
Rev.: {HΓ} {OV}M TEPEBENTIN{OV} M{AP}KIANOΠOΛITΩN / E , ({HΓ}, {OV}, {AR} ligate) , Hera/Juno standing l., holding patera? and torch/spear?.
unpublished, cf. AMNG I page 296, 1063*.

Curtis Clay: For some reason coins of Alex. and Maesa under Tereventinus are rare. Pick knew only two types, three specimens, since 1064 shows Mamaea not Maesa. Hristova/Jekov pp. 189 and 191 try to add two new types, but the readings of empress and/or governor seem doubtful.
1 commentsArminius
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Trebonianus Gallus - Anemurium352 viewsTrebonianus Gallus -- AE22, Anemurium (Cilicia). Dated RY 2 (252/53 AD). A K G T GALLON, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ET B ANE-M-OVPIEWN, Artemis advancing right, drawing bow from quiver and holding bow; stag at feet. Cf. SNG Levante 505 (Herennia Etruscilla; same reverse die); SNG France -; BMC Lycaonia -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -. Apparently an unpublished reverse for this emperor, linked to his predecessor's spouse.2 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, 287 A.D. London mint60 viewsCarausius, 286/287-293 A.D. Bronze antoninianus, 3.85g, 24.8mm, 180o, Gvf, exotic “British” style. London mint. Minted 287 A.D. Obv: radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG. Rev: Providentia Ref: standing left holding rudder and cornucopia, PROVID AVG. Ex. Scott Collection. RIC -.

Extremely rare, possibly unpublished or unique

FORVM ref: "Although RIC lists numerous varieties of Providentia reverses, this particular reverse, with rudder, PROVID AVG, and no mintmarks is unlisted. RIC notes that London issued coins without mintmarks in 287 A.D. As this was the beginning of "British Empire" coinage, coins were often irregular and overstruck on older coins".
1 commentsBard Gram O
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Roman Empire, Carausius, 287 A.D. London mint317 viewsCarausius, 286/287-293 A.D. Bronze antoninianus, 3.85g, 24.8mm, 180o, Gvf, exotic “British” style. London mint. Minted 287 A.D. Obv: radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG. Rev: Providentia Ref: standing left holding rudder and cornucopia, PROVID AVG. Ex. Scott Collection. RIC -.

Extremely rare, possibly unpublished or unique

FORVM ref: "Although RIC lists numerous varieties of Providentia reverses, this particular reverse, with rudder, PROVID AVG, and no mintmarks is unlisted. RIC notes that London issued coins without mintmarks in 287 A.D. As this was the beginning of "British Empire" coinage, coins were often irregular and overstruck on older coins".
2 commentsBard Gram O
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carinus AE Ant - Rare Possibly Unpublished Variant660 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field, XXI in ex. CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
2 commentsLordBest
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Roman Empire, Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.79 viewsBillon centenionalis, unpublished obverse variant; cf. Bastien Lyon XIII, 155-6 and 159-61; RIC VII Lyons 202 - 204, gF, 1st officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.451g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 322 - 323 A.D.; obverse IVL CRISPVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust left, spear pointed forward in right, shield in left; reverse BEAT TRAN-Q-LITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS / XX in three lines, three stars above, PLG in exergue; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection

Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear. David Sear notes, "a previously unpublished variant of the series listed by Bastien (Le Monnayage de l'Atelier de Lyon) on pages 163 and 164, numbers 155-6 and 159-61 (cf. RIC vii, p. 134, 202-4)...good F, rare and interesting as an unpublished obverse variant."
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius113 viewsSilver denarius, October 88 A.D. ex. CGB
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right
IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva 3

Unpublished and apparently unique. The IMP XVII issue was struck in parallel with the Saecular Games coins. Special obverse legend coins such as this are closely related to the special variants of the LVD SAEC - see the coin above with DOMITIAN and head left.
FORVM AUCTIONS
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Roman Empire, Domitian, Dolphin denarius Unpublished185 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT
Domitian laureate, right
Rev: TRP COS VII DES VIII PP
Dolphin around anchor

Perhaps an example of the chaos that reign at the imperial mint in 81 AD on Domitian's accession, note the unusual tailed V in AVG which may indicate a Greek celator. The Obverse is as RIC 10B, reverse as RIC 14. I haven't seen another dolphin denarius like this one.
2 commentsC. Caesar Germ.
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Roman Empire, Domitian, RIC 537 var.108 viewsObverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VI - Radiate head right.
Reverse: SC (in field) IMP XIIII COS XII CENSOR PERPETVVS PP .
mm. 30 - g. 13,74
Unpublished type AFIK - similar to RIC2 537 R but head (not bust with aegis) and COS XII (not XIII)
Struck in Rome 86-87 a.D.
FlaviusDomitianus
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Roman Empire, Domitianus562 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P

unpublished with this reverse legend
6 commentsfrederic W
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Roman Empire, Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D. Silver denarius69 viewsPossibly unique! The combination of this reverse legend with a recumbent bull behind the altar is apparently unpublished and this is the only example known to Forum. The bull is present on a similar type with the reverse legend INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG.


Silver denarius, RSC III 213c var. (no bull); BMCRE V 269 var. (same); Hunter III 68 var. (same); RIC IV 52 (S) var. (same, also no horn); SRCV II 7538 var. (same), NGC XF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5 (2412840-011), Rome mint, weight 3.07g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 0o, Jan 222 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, horned, laureate, draped and bearded bust right, from the front; reverse P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Elagabalus standing slightly left, wearing Syrian priestly dress, sacrificing from patera in right hand over flaming altar at feet on left, club (or branch) cradled in left hand and arm, star in upper left field, recumbent bull behind altar; NGC certified (slabbed); extremely rare.

Coins with a horned portrait and the title TR P V were struck in January 222 A.D. After some days or weeks the horn was removed from Elagabalus' portrait. Elagabalus had shocked the public with bizarre behavior including cross dressing and marrying a vestal virgin. Removing the unusual horn from his portrait was probably part of a last ditch effort to show that he had changed, dropping his peculiar Syrian ways. The effort failed. On 11 March 222, Elagabalus and his mother were murdered, dragged through the streets of Rome and dumped into the Tiber.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Roman Empire, Gallienus - Antoninianus166 viewsAntioch Mint
GALLIENVS AVG
Draped and radiate bust right
AETETNITAS AVG (sic) for AETERNITAS AVG
She wolf and twins to right - no palm at exergue
4,20 gr, full silvered

Ref: unpublished with this error
Other exemplar known: ?
If you are another example or any information please contact me
byzancia
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Roman Empire, Gallienus Antoninian - unpublished327 viewsGallienus AR-Antoninianus, struck at Milan mint.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust with bare back and large aegis on strap left.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules standing right, holding club and lion skin.
Ø 20-24 mm 3.12 g.
Not in RIC and Göbl, apparently unpublished.

Curtis Clay and his friend Markus Weder kindly provided me with some additional information:
"Other examples of this rare bust type on Milan coins of the same issue: Göbl pl. 82, 1034u (rev. MARTI PACIFE, P in l. field); pl. 84, 1044u (rev. VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules stg. l. holding branch, club, and lionskin). Neither ill. spec. is from the same obv. die as your coin.
Other AVGG coins of the same issue at Milan: pl. 84, 1044u, just cited; 1045o (apparently from the same VIRTVS AVGG rev. die, different sort of armored obv. die). Pl. 72, 937z (ADVENTVS AVGG Emp. on horseback, obv. of Saloninus as Caesar). Pl. 71, 929r (bronze medallion, ADLOCVTIO AVGG Emp. and two attendants on platform addressing troops)." Markus Weder knows of just one other specimen of my coin, ex Gibraltar hoard, it is in his own collection.
Pscipio
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Roman Empire, Gordian III.84 viewsAntoninianus, 238-239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: AEQVIT LIBER / Body and feet of Aequitas holding scales; Body and feet of Libertas holding pileus (Liberty cap) .
5.00 gm, 22 mm.
RIC #177 over #187.

This is the exact coin that is described (but not pictured) in the footnote to RIC 231 (vol. IV, part III, p. 39):

"231. A strange Antoninianus (G. B. Pears Coll.) shows rev. type of AEQVIT[AS] apparently overstruck with type of LIBER[TAS] -- obv. of Gordian III, rev. of Philip overstruck with rev. of Trebonianus Gallus (?)."

There is a plaster cast of this coin in the British Museum. This cast is illustrated in Roger Bland's "unpublished" thesis on the coinage of Gordian III from Antioch: plate 10 18/21.

For more info, see http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=105681.0
1 commentsCallimachus
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Roman Empire, Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing 1441A63 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr

RPC new number 1441A
1 commentsokidoki
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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus AE Sestertius289 viewsLucius Verus AE Sestertius. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, bare headed, cuirassed bust right / CONCORD AVGVSTOR COS II, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing opposite, clasping hands. SC in ex.

POSSIBLY UNIQUE

Apparently this arrangement of the rev. legend is rare: usually it's COS II in exergue and S - C in field. Of seven specimens in the British Museum, only one has the arrangement like this one, with COS II in circular legend and SC in exergue.

That BM coin, no. 862, has a cuirassed bust like this, but head laureate rather than bare.

THIS COIN IS CERTAINLY UNPUBLISHED, IF NOT UNIQUE.
EXTREMELY FINE
Ex Künker 2007

- Thanks to Curtis Clay for his invaluable assistance.
1 commentsTrajan
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - Ancient Barbaric Imitation 120 viewsUnpublished mule or ancient barbaric imitation of Marcus Aurelius with reverse of Antoninus Pius
Obverse - AVRELIVS CAES AVG PIIF, (?) bare headed bust right.
Reverse - CONSECRATIO, woman figure holding patera over altar, corn stalk to the right
21 mm diam. 6.3 g
sold 4-2018
NORMAN K
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius as Caesar - As - not in RIC82 viewsObv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS II, head, bare, r.
Rev: Minerva standing l., holding spear and resting l. hand on shield
Ref: RIC: -, Cohen: - (closest is RIC 1264 with Minerva standing r.)
Note by Curtis Clay: Not in Cohen or RIC, but Strack 961 reports specimens in Berlin and Munich, though without an illustration. BMC 1794 note records this variant from Strack.
vs1969
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Roman Empire, Probus, antoninianus, Serdica360 viewsapparently unpublished Probus from the Serdica mint;
obv: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG
rev: RESTITOR_BIS
exergue: * over KAdelta
2 commentsbruce61813
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian I145 viewsObv: DNVALENTINI ANVSPFAVG, Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE; Valens standing facing, head right, holding labarum & Victory on globe; , KONSTAV:(TAV in monogram). Arleate mint 364-367. Rare mint and possible unpublished variant (Normally with Pearl diademed for this type)
1 commentsM.G.M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian III AE4 425-45588 viewsObv: ...INIANVSP...
Rev: Two Figures with Long Cross, CO[NCORDIA AVGG]?, CON in exergue
14-17 mm
Unlisted in RIC
(I have not been able to attribute this coin with certainty. Valentinian III had a similar reverse for Cherson, except those were AE2s and the bust was helmeted. On mine, the bust is diademed and the coin is much smaller and thinner. I think this is either an unpublished variant, or an imitation, of the Cherson issue.)
Laetvs
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius105 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. S C, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak around waist, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

34mm 25.46g

RIC 113

Ex Portuguese Collection, purchased 2019.
Ex A. E. Cahn, Auction 75, 30th May 1932, lot 1017.

Curtis Clay
This example: no. 102d (A139/P184) in Kraays unpublished die catalogue (Cahn 75, 1017).
Other examples of the same dies: BMC 570, Hall 1189, Fitzwilliam 59.

The reverse type of Mars advancing (and likely an image of Mars Ultor) is common to all three Flavians. The representation of Mars is different from the Augustan types but likely has a similar inference – here being that of avenging the rebellion of the Jews. Even so the connection to earlier Augustan issues was probably well recognized at the time. (NAC)
5 commentskc
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius with As 111 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI S C, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

32/33mm 26.61g

Cohen- RIC II¹- (cf. 422) RIC II²- (cf. 73) BMC- Sear- (cf. 2323

Ex Münzhandel Henzen, MA-Shops, 2019.

This is an extremely rare Sestertius of Vespasian which obverse was strucked with a die of an As.
A similar piece with the same As die but reverse type "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" is in the Mazzini collection, listed under no. 255.
This coin is uncommonly sharp for example looking at the SC.
It is an interesting coin, I will be pleased for additional informations.

Thank you to Curtis Clay for the excellent following write-up:

"Not a trial strike or a mint error in my opinion, but an intentional sestertius obv. die, though why the portrait and legend were cut in middle-bronze size is anyone's guess!

The mint of Rome may have begun its bronze coin production of 71 with two short issues, of which this was the second, before settling on its main first obv. legend of the year,

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III.

The latest obv. legend on bronzes of the preceding year, 70 AD:

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS II DES III on sestertii (only 1 die), the same but CAES VESPASIAN and COS II D III on middle bronzes (also only 1 die, with bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r.). RIC 32-38. The middle bronzes of this issue might be dupondii or asses or both, since Vespasian had not yet restored the radiate crown as a denominational mark for his dupondii, as we will soon see. Kraay, a very competent practical numismatist, considered them asses; Carradice and Buttrey suggest dupondii, though without being able to assure us that at least one example is definitely in yellow orichalcum rather than red copper. Hopefully renewed examination of the few surviving specimens, or new specimens that are clearly either yellow or red, will eventually clarify the question.

My proposed first short issue of bronze coins in 71: with obv. legend omitting COS III, just

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P, RIC 50-65. Three such obv. dies are known on sestertii. The middle bronzes all have laureate busts, and at least one type definitely occurs both as a yellow dupondius and as a red As (RIC 64 with note), showing that by the beginning of 71 Vespasian had not yet reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii.

The second short issue of early in 71, to which KC's new acquisition belongs: obv. legend

IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III on sestertii (only 1 die, with portrait and legend in middle-bronze size, RIC 137-140 and KC's new piece).

On middle bronzes two slight variants of the same legend were used,

(a) CAES not CAESAR on the one known dupondius, RIC 141, Kraay plaster cast in Oxford, with Head radiate r. on obv., so Vespasian had now reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii, proving that this short issue was later than the other one that omits COS III.

(b) CAES not CAESAR as on the dupondius, but also T P instead of TR POT, Head laureate r., apparently an As, RIC 31, a unique coin in Oxford, formerly in my collection, ex Lanz Graz IV, 1974, Hohenkubin middle bronzes, lot 134. The obv. legend might appear to end just COS II, and Buttrey accepted this reading in RIC, though I had informed him that I believed it was just a slightly tooled COS III.

Coming at last to the point, the sestertius obv. die with middle-bronze-size portrait and legend cannot originally have been cut as an As obv. die, because the one certain As of this issue has a variant, slightly shorter, obv. legend, and because in that case no sestertius obv. dies at all would have been engraved for use in this short issue. I also suspect that the broad ring of empty space outside the dotted border on this obv. die, shown clearly by RIC pl. 20, 137, suggests that it was always meant to be a sestertius not a middle-bronze die.

The Fortuna Redux rev. die of KC's new coin had earlier been used in the COS II DES III issue of late 70 AD, RIC pl. 15, 33, giving some support to my suggestion that this second small issue of bronzes in 71 was probably produced quite early in the year. The same rev. die, as Kraay observed, was also used a little later with an obv. die of the main VESPASIANVS issue of 71, Paris pl. XLIV, 486. But it is not certain, of course, that these two small issues of bronze coins were produced one after the other early in 71, before the main VESPASIANVS issue had started, as I have here suggested. Perhaps they were instead produced early in 71 indeed, but as isolated experiments alongside the main VESPASIANVS issue."

Thanks to Alberto "FlaviusDomitianus"

"Your coin is apparently unpublished and belongs to a small issue of Sestertii described in RIC 2.1 page 69:

"(d) Variant group of sestertii with small (as) die ending VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT COS III - Pl. 20".

As noted by Carradice and Buttrey the obverse die has not be found on any As.

They are numbered from 137 to 141; since your reverse would be the first one in alfabetical order, it would probably get number 136A.

This small series is also discussed in the introduction (page 23)."

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Roman Empire, Vespasian, unpublished variant of RIC 1497 and RPC II 147094 viewsDescription: Vespasian medium bronze, 11,1g, 30mm, 6h
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT P P.COS.VIII.CENS (around) S C (field), Ceres, veiled, standing left with two corn ears and cornucopiae.
RIC 1497 (not Roman mint, possibly Ephesus, AD 77-78) var. (obv. legend ends in AVGVST (B-type) not AVGVSTVS (A-type)). The coin as a B-type is probably unpublished so far in combination with this reverse.
RIC 1497 matches with RPC II 1470 and was R3 (only one known). The recent RPC S3 Supplement reports of another example found in Athens during excavations (To Mouseio kai è anaskaphè. Eurèmata apo ton chôro anegersès tou neou mouseiou tès Akropolès (Athens, 2006), p. 45, n° 90.)

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Roman lead imperial seal of Constantine II Caesar142 viewsRoman imperial lead seal of Constantine II Caesar AD 317-337
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB.C; laureate bust right
Victory advancing left, holding palm branch and wreath
13mm; 3.08g; very fine; Found Zuid-Limburg, Heerlen, near the German border

Apparently unpublished, but cf. Leukel 74 for a seal of Constantine II with a draped bust and Victory advancing right. Leukel publishes several seals of this period produced with a boulloterion, and Oikonomides in SBS I (1987) publishes an actual boulloterion of Constans Caesar, contemporary with this seal.

Although he was only a child at the time, Constantine II became the formal commander of “Gaul” upon the death of his half-brother Crispus in AD 320. Present-day Netherlands was part of his domain and so it is no coincidence that a seal of his would be found here.
Gert
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Roman Provincial, Bithynia, Maximus, AE24 - 4 Assarion, Unpublished, Added to the Wildwinds site.6 viewsNicomedia, 235-238 A.D. 6.25g - 23.9mm, Axis 5h.

Obv: Γ IOY OYH MAZIMOC K / Δ - Bare-headed, draped cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Δ (Denomination).

Rev: NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN - Nemesis holding scales and cubit-rule, wheel at feet.

RecGen 352 var (Dikaoisyne with scales and cornucopiae). Unpublished. Not in RecGen, RecGen Additions, Isegrim, SNG Turkey volumes.
Very Rare.
Christian Scarlioli
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Roman Provincial. MACEDON11 viewsRoman Provincial. MACEDON. Koinon of Macedonia. Pseudo-autonamous 222 AD to 249 AD
. Æ (27mm, 11.19 g, 6h). Beroea mint.
OBV: AΛEΞANΔPOC bust of Alexander the Great right, flowing hair.
REV: KOINMA KE ΔONΩN.B.NE Two tetrastyle temple façades; in field between, column surmounted by statue.
Unpublished in the standard references. VF, green surfaces, ragged edge, some smoothing and roughness.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, "Anonymous" Staff and Club Series, AE Semis - Crawford 106var16 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous Staff and Club Series, 208 BCE.
AE Semis (16.22g; 28mm).
Etrurian Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Saturn, facing right; S (mark-of-value) behind

Reverse: Prow right; S (mark-of-value) above; ROMA below.

References: Crawford106/5 var (no symbol above prow); McCabe Group E1.

Provenance: Ex Naville 48 (7 Apr 2019) Lot 326; Otto Collection [Hess (Dec 1931), Lot 822]; Niklovitz Collection [L. Hamburger 76 (19 Oct 1925), Lot 240].

In "Roman Republican Coinage", Michael Crawford recognized many silver “symbol” Republican series for which there were parallel “anonymous” types omitting the symbols. In his article “Unpublished Roman Republican Bronze Coins” (Essays Hersh, 1998), Roberto Russo noted that the parallel issue of anonymous silver coins to series with symbols applies equally to the bronze coins. (Essays Hersh, 1998, p. 141). Andrew McCabe takes this approach much further in his article “The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic” (Essays Russo, 2013) in which he links many of the anonymous Republican bronzes to symbol series based on precise style considerations. The takeaway from all this is that for many of the Roman Republican symbol series of the late Second Punic War and early 2nd Century BCE, there are parallel anonymous series identifiable by style. The rationale for these parallel issues is unclear, though possibly related to (a) governmental approvals for the issue or (b) mint control of the metal source from which the issue was struck or (c) workshop identification.

This coin is an anonymous version (missing symbol) of the Staff and Club Semis of the Crawford 106 series, produced in Etruria. It is identical in style to the Etrurian Staff and Club coins and only misses the symbols. Not surprisingly, these coins are commonly misattributed as Crawford 56 anonymous bronzes.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L Series, AE Quadrans - Crawford 43 (unlisted) and 97/5b - EXTREMELY RARE!8 viewsRome, The Republic.
L Series, 214-212 BCE.
AE Quadrans (22.56g; 29mm).
Luceria Mint.

Obverse: Hercules facing r wearing lion skin; ●●● (mark-of-value=3 unciae), behind and below.

Reverse: Prow right; ROMA above; L●●● (mark-of-value=3 unciae), below.

References: Crawford 43 (unlisted) and 97/5b; Syd --; BMCRR --; RBW 400 (see discussion at 399); see Russo, “Unpublished Roman Republican Bronze Coins” (Essays Hersh, 1998), #37 discussion.

Provenance: Ex Kölner Münzkabinett Auction 109 (16 Nov 2018); ex Prof. Hildebrecht Hommel Collection; purchased from Cahn (Basel), 13 Mar 1973.

This type is extremely rare, with no examples appearing in the Paris collection as of 1974, none in Berger’s Kestner-Museum Hannover catalogue, and only 4 examples in addition to my coin on ACSEARCH as of 31 December 2018. Crawford cites an example in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, collection. Both Roberto Russo and Andrew McCabe have persuasively argued that Crawford 97/5b should be reassigned to the Crawford 43 L series, which otherwise lacks a quadrans. Both the weight and style of this coin are consistent with the earlier Crawford 43 series, which is based on an As of about 83 grams. McCabe notes that the Oxford example, on which Crawford based 97/5b, was badly corroded and probably lightweight. Subsequent examples of the type in trade have weighed 22+ grams, consistent with an As of about 85-90 grams.
Carausius
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Roscius Fabatus, AR Serrate Denarius19 viewsRome. The Republic.
L. Roscius Fabatus, 59 BCE.
AR Serrate Denarius (3.95g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita, wearing goat skin headdress tied at neck, facing right; L•ROSCI, below; control symbol (two-handled cup or bowl) behind.

Reverse: Female figure feeding serpent from fold of cloak; control symbol (pileus/cap?) behind; FABATI in exergue.

References: Crawford 412/1 (Symbols 199?); Sydenham 915; BMCRR 3394 -3510; Roscia 2.

Provenance: Ex John Barton Collection; Aes Rude Chiasso 4 (6 Apr 1979), Lot 240.

Crawford dated the issue to 64 BCE, but Hersh and Walker brought that date down to 59 BCE based on their analysis of the Mesagne hoard. Harlan picks a median date of 62 BCE based on some prosopographic assumptions.

The moneyer would go on to serve as lieutenant for Caesar in Gaul in 54 BCE. In 49 BCE, he was elected praetor and intermediated between Pompey and Caesar. He was killed at Mutina in 43 BCE.

Juno Sospita was a deity who’s temple was in Lanuvium, a Latin town 32 kilometers southeast of Rome, and it’s likely that both Roscius and L. Papius, whose 79 BCE coinage is a model for Roscius’ issue, came from that town. The reverse depicts an annual rite of the Juno Sospita cult in which a girl is sent into the grotto beneath the temple to feed the sacred snake. Only chaste girls could survive the ordeal.

Like Papius’s coins, these denarii are struck on serrated flans – the last of the Roman Republic to be produced with this fabric. Like Papius’s coins, Roscius’ denarii have obverse and reverse control symbols that are paired, with no pair of symbols appearing on more than one pair of dies. On both Roscius’ and Papius’s coins, the paired control symbols have some loose relationship to one another. Roscius re-used many of Papius’s symbol pairs, but reversed their locations on the coins.

The symbol pair on my coin is very rare. As of 10/1/18, there are no matching examples on Acsearch, Coinarchives or CNG’s website database. The pair is unlisted in Babelon, Sydenham, BMCRR and Banti. It resembles symbol pair 199 in Crawford, although some differences are evident. In his manuscript on Roman Republican series marks, Charles Hersh includes a hand drawn entry AI within the section of previously unpublished Roscia symbol pairs that is a precise match for the symbols on this coin. He cites the Vienna Museum (38465) and Vatican Museum (5158) for that entry.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Overstruck "Anonymous" Corn Ear AE Quadrans - Crawford 42/2var23 viewsRome, The Republic.
Corn Ear Series (No Corn Ear), 214-212 BCE.
AE Quadrans (16.76g; 29mm).

Obv: Head of Hercules right in boarskin; three pellets (mark of value = 3 unciae) behind.

Rev: Bull leaping over snake; three pellets (mark of value) above; ROMA below.

Reference: Crawford 42/2var (no corn ear): See Russo, Essays Hersh (1998) p. 141.

Provenance: ex Agora Auction 70 (21 Nov 2017) Lot 194; ex RBW Collection duplicate (not in prior sales); ex P. Vecchi Auction 6 (14 Sep 1981) Lot 245.

In "Roman Republican Coinage", Michael Crawford recognized many silver “symbol” Republican series for which there were parallel “anonymous” types omitting the symbols. This coin is an anonymous version (missing symbol) of the Corn Ear Quadrans of the Crawford 42 series, produced in Sicily. It is identical in style to the Sicilian Corn Ear coins and only misses the symbol. Roberto Russo wrote about these anonymous coins in his article “Unpublished Roman Republican Bronze Coins” (Essays Hersh, 1998), where he notes that the parallel issue of anonymous silver coins to series with symbols applies equally to the bronze coins. Andrew McCabe takes this approach much further in his article “The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic” (Essays Russo, 2013) in which he links many of the anonymous Republican bronzes to symbol series based on precise style considerations. The takeaway from all this is that for many of the Roman Republican symbol series of the late Second Punic War and early 2nd Century BCE, there are parallel anonymous series identifiable by style. The rationale for these parallel issues is unclear, though possibly related to (a) governmental approvals for the issue or (b) mint control of the precious metal source from which the issue was struck or (c) workshop identification.

This particular example is overstruck, showing particular evidence of the under-type on the reverse. Based on that evidence and weight of the coin, I’ve concluded the under-type a Hieron II AE Obol imitative of Ptolemy II. The edge of the reverse shows the hairline of Zeus as depicted on this Hieron II issue.
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Roman, Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.35 viewsRL76392. Billon centenionalis, apparently unpublished, cf. RIC VII Siscia 116 - 117 (for obv. type) and 138 - 139 (for rev. type, issues of the Licinii), EF, excellent portrait, both sides slightly off-center, left side of reverse legend weak, some porosity, a few light marks, weight 2.773 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 320 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust left; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT (courage of the army), vexillum inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, two seated barbarian captives back-to-back flanking base, Christogram (Chi-Rho monogram) left, ESIS star in exergue; ex Scott Collection; extremely rareJoe Sermarini
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RPC II 0640A_Domitianus35 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right
Rev: NEIKAIEIΣ ΠPΩTOI THΣ EΠAPXEIAΣ, Big altar
AE26 (26.49 mm 9.391 g 12h) Struck in Nicaea (Bithynia)
RPC II unpublished, it will get 640A
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 75 Lot 345
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RPC II 0709var1 Domitianus 15 viewsObv: AY ΔOMITIANΩC KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEP - Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: ΣEBAΣTOY - Nike advancing left, holding shield and wreath
mm 27,68 g 12,82 die axis 5 - Struck in uncertain Bithynian mint (Nicaea?)
RPC II 709 var (unpublished obverse legend)
From CNG Electronic Auction 222 Lot 302
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC II 0980A Domitianus20 viewsObv : ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev : AΓNOY FILOΠATPIΔ / THMNI, Dyonisus standing left, holding thyrsus and cantarus
AE19 (19.41 mm 3.44 g 12 h) Struck in Temnus (Aeolis) in 79-81 A.D.
Unpublished type; it will appear in the next RPC supplement as a middle denomination between large (980, Titus) and small (981, Julia Titi).
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RPC II 0986A Domitianus41 viewsObv : ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMAN, Laureate head right
Rev : MAΓNHTΩN AΠO (CIΠY), River-god Sipylus reclining left on overturned urn, holding reed and cornucopia
AE26 (26.14 mm 15.78 g 12h) Struck in Magnesia ad Sipylum (Lydia)
Completely unpublished. It will appear in the next RPC II Supplement
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RPC II 1316A Domitianus42 viewsObv: (ΔOMITIANOC) KAICAP (CEB), Laureate head right
Rev: (CAPΔ)IANΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left with eagle and sceptre
AE18 (17.54 mm 3.20 g 12h) Struck in Sardes (Lydia)
Completely unpublished; it will appear in the RPC II S4 supplement
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RPC II 1415B Domitianus30 viewsObv: YT ΔΟΜΙΤΙANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP. Laureate head right
Rev : ΔHMHTHP ΣEBAΣTH / MI-ΔA (across field), Demeter, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and sceptre
AE33 (33.24 mm 23.45 g 6h) Struck in Midaeum (Phrygia)
Unpublished, same denomination and obverse of RPC 1415 and 1415A (S2 supplement), but different reverse
ex CNG eAuction 347 lot 370 From the Dr. George Spradling Collection
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC II 1605A Titus48 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
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RPC II 2601B Domitianus20 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Laureate head of Domitian, left
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing left, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.23 mm 14.705 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II (unpublished, same reverse as 2601 but head left), Dattari Savio 482 (this coin)
from the Dattari Collection
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 26 lot 134
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC II 2629A Domitianus16 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡM, Laureate head right (trace of aegis)
Rev: L IA (across field), Rome in military dress standing left with spear
AE/Diobol (23.88 mm 9.556 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II & Supplements: unpublished
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC5359110 viewsTetradrachm, Eleutheria, no simpulum. This coin was included in a as yet unpublished study. It shows nicely the minting method used in Egypt at the time. The silver content of the metal used is low and the surface has been treated with acid to remove the copper and then restruck to solidify the silver. The same method was in use in Rome during the last month of Otho´s reign, but as the silver content was much higher, the "purified" surface cannot be observed as easily. [5.67 gr], die-axis 12.3 commentsjmuona
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Sear 1979var36 viewsManuel I Comnenus (1143 – 1180 CE) Half-tetarteron (light standard), weight 1.32g, diameter 15mm. Uncertain Greek mint. Note the pellets below the Λ and to the left of the Δ. Symmetry suggests that similar pellets should be found near the other two corner letters (M and K), producing a minor (but unpublished, as far as I know) variation on the normal (pellet-free) monogram 58 obverse. Abu Galyon
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Sebaste, Phrygia. AE 17; bare head left/ Zeus seated left with eagle14 viewsNero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Sebaste, Phrygia. Bronze AE 17, apparently unpublished with the head facing left, cf. RPC I 3155 (head right), gF, Sebaste mint, 3.392g, 17.2mm, 0o, c. 60 A.D.; obverse “SEBASTOS”, bare head left; reverse, Zeus seated left, eagle extended in right, long vertical scepter in left; rare, perhaps unique. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Septimius Severus - Calchedon19 viewsAE 27
193-211 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
AY K Λ CEΠ CEY(HP)OC Π
Apollo holding patera and branch
KAΛXAΔO_NIΩN
obverse: SNG von Aulock 496, otherwise unpublished
9,65g 28-26 mm

Other coin (probably die match) was sold at CNG 88, Lot: 847 attributed as apparently unique.
Johny SYSEL
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Septimius Severus Ae17 Thrace Serdica Rare unpublished31 views2 commentsBritanikus
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Septimius Severus, 9 Apr.193 - 4 Feb.211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior97 viewsBronze AE 27, Hristova/Jekov 8.14.9.9; p. 73 , VF, 10.667g, 27.1mm, 45deg.,Nikopolis ad Istrum mint, Obv. AYT Λ CEΠT CEYHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; Rev. Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIAN NIKOΠOΛIT / ΠPOC I, Nike advancing left, wreath in right, palm frond in left; Extremely Rare. Smooth olive patina.

Statement with regards to rarity by Curtis Clay; from this discussion thread: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=71328.msg447039#msg447039

"In this case, they [ Hristova/Jekov] can only show two specimens, from the same die pair (Steve's example too is from the same dies), and no varieties; the type was not known to AMNG in 1898; more generally, coins of Septimius at Nicopolis under Ulpianus as governor are rather rare, suggesting that Septimius may have died and so been dropped from the coinage fairly early in the issue. So all in all, apparently a rare type in a scarce issue, perhaps struck from only one reverse die." brackets added

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
Ex Richard Pearlman

Photo by Forvm Ancient Coins

Thanks to Petrus Elmsley for the reference!
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Septimius Severus, AE 1970 viewsAV L SEPT SEVHROC
Bust laureate, cuirassed, draped, right
MARKIANOPO/LITWN
Kybele seated left, holding patera, leaning on tympanum
Interesting variant, omits lion, similar to Blancon List 41, 2003, 129, an AE 20, but has rev. legend running from 8 to 5 o'cl. and laureate head only on obverse (Courtesy of C. Clay).
Varbanov (Eng.) I, -; H&J -
Unpublished?
Ex. Forum Ancient Coins
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Septimius Severus, AE27138 viewsAVK L CEPT CEVHROC P
Bust laureate, nude, right, seen from behind
VP AV GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Athena standing facing, head right, holding inverted spear and shield set upon a low column
cf. AMNG 1295 but no column under shield
cf. AMNG 1292 but NIKOPOLIT
cf. Varbanov (Eng.) I, 2599 but no column and legend variations
Unpublished?
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Serdica Faustina Junior Cl. Appius Martialus 39 viewsSerdica

Faustina Junior

AE 32 19.82

Cl. Appius Martialus (161-169 AD)

Ob: ΦAVCTEINA | CEBACTH
Draped bust right

Rev: HΓE KΛ AΠΠIOV| MAPTIAΛOV
Ex: CEPΔΩN
Asklepios standing facing, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand

Nice brown patina with some red spots

Varbanov (E) III -; Hr/J -; Mionnet Supp. II -; BMC -; Ruzicka -; Mushmov monnaies et les ateliers monetaires de Serdica –

Reverse type common (cf. Varbanov (E) III # 1892 depicted), but this rx die unpublished. Only one obverse die for Faustina

Mionnet erroneously corrects this governor’s name to MAPTIΛΛOV throughout cf. p. 484 #1652
Petrus Elmsley
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Seuthes III, c. 330 - 295 B.C. AE 19; Zeus/ horseman, A14 viewsThracian Kings, Seuthes III, c. 330 - 295 B.C. Bronze AE 19, Jean Elsen auction 97, lot 62; Youroukova 86 var (no A below); SNG Cop 1072 var (wreath below), aF, 6.606g, 19.2mm, 0o, obverse head of Zeus right; reverse [“SEUQOU”], rider on horse right, A below; scarce. The A below is apparently unpublished. Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., auction 97, lot 62 appears to possibly also have an A below but it is not included in the description. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Severus Alexander AE 21 - Parium10 viewsParium
Mysia
Severus Alexander
Obv.: IMP CAES L SEP SEV ALEXANDER (“S” retrograde)
Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: C G I H P
Capricorn holding globe; cornucopia behind
21 mm, 4.70 gr, 2 h
Unpublished in standard references; CNG Elec. Auc. 380 (8/2016), lot 418 (same dies)
Vladimir P
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Severus Alexander AE 22 - Parium38 viewsParium
Mysia
Severus Alexander
Obv.: IMP CAES L SEP SEV AL[EXANDER] (“S” retrograde)
Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: DEO AES SVB C G I H P (“S” retrograde)
Asklepios seated right on throne, holding raised foreleg of bull standing left
22 mm, 6.37 gr, 12 h
Unpublished in standard references; Gorny & Mosch auc. 240 (X/2016), lot 341 (same dies)
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Severus II AE Follis 22 viewsObv: FLA VAL SEVERVS NOB C - Laureate head right.
Rev: PERPETVITAS AVGG - Roma, helmeted, seated left on shield, right holding Victory on globe, left leaning on spear or sceptre; VI in left field, A in right field. SIS in exergue.
Mint: Siscia
Date: 305-307 AD
Ref: RIC - (c.f. RIC VI 182a)
Notes: To the best of my knowledge unpublished and unrecorded. General note about this issue from RIC, page 450: "Perpetuitas Augg was a rare or very rare type struck for Severus, Maximinus and Constantine as Caesars: plainly it had emphatic dynastic significance."
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Smast Cave Obol wHorse25 viewsAnonymous bronze obol (AE10) with "Jeya", ca.400-500 AD, Alchon Huns (Hephthalites), Horse galloping right, JeYa (Victory) in Brahmi above / Elaborately decorated tamgha. 10mm, 0.42 grams. Mitchiner ACW -; Gobl -.

In 2003 or 2004 a small hoard of small silver coins was unearthed in (reportedly) Northern Pakistan. They are completely unpublished in any catalogue and were completely unknown until this find.

EXTREMELY RARE
Romanorvm
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Smast Cave Silver Obol22 viewsExtremely Rare "Yashaaditya" silver obol, Hephthalites, 700 AD from Smast Caves
Late silver obol, trident type with "Sri YaShaaDiTya", Hephthalites, 6th-7th century AD, Crowned bust right, no inscriptions / Trident
with curved prongs, five Brahmi characters "Sri YaShaaDiTya" around, beginning at 12 o'clock. 12mm, 0.7 grams. Unpublished.
In 2003 or 2004 a small hoard of small silver coins was unearthed in (reportedly) Northern Pakistan. They are completely unpublished in any
catalogue and were completely unknown until this find.

VERY RARE
Romanorvm
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SPAIN Castulo9 viewsSPAIN Castulo 200-BC ae 15mm

Obverse.Diademed male head right

Reverse.Boar standing right prow or jawbone above. Unpublished?
Macedonian Warrior
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swan right20 viewsIonia, Leukai, c. 350 B.C. 8690. Bronze AE 10, Unpublished, cf. Historia Numorum, p 581, aVF, 1.50g, 10.7mm, 0o, Leukai mint, c. 350 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo left; reverse [LEO], swan standing right with wings open, looking back to left; ex FORVM
kaitsuburi
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Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Gabala, Julia Domna, unpublished?224 viewsJulias Domna, AD 193-211
AE 24, 8.38g, 23.66mm, 0°
obv. IOVLIA - DOMNA CEB
Bust, draped, on crescent, r.
rev. GABA - LEWN
Cult statue of the goddess of Gabala in long garment, stg. facing on low base, holding in l. arm shield and
in raised r. hand bipennis over her head; at both sides of the base the forepart of a sphinx l., and the
forpart of a lion r.
ref. not in SNG Copenhagen; not in BMC
very rare, F+, red sand patina which we know from Syria

Compare with the coin of Commodus. The attributes of this goddess seem to be interchangeable.
Jochen
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Taras, Calabria36 views520-473 BC.
AR Obol (9.5mm., 0.48g).
O: Head of nymph Satyra right.
R: Three crescents facing outward around central pellet.
Vlasto 1139v (head left); HN Italy 924v (head left)
Very Rare
ex Savoca Coins

A rare and unpublished variety with the nymph facing right. Vlasto knew of only the left-facing type, and his specimen may have been unique.
I’ve gone with Vlasto’s dating on this one, although based on style I believe this should probably be revised to a slightly later date.
3 commentsEnodia
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Taras, Calabria32 views280-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.57g).
O: Kantharos; pellet above and to right, flying Nike with wreath to left.
R: Kantharos; pellet above and to left, E to right.  
Vlasto 1668v (Nike to right); HN Italy 1076
Scarce
ex London Ancient Coins

Another unpublished variety, this one a mirror image of Vlasto 1668, with Nike flying left instead of right.
3 commentsEnodia
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Tarentum, AE16. Added to Wildwinds, and it has been given my name as a reference with a number. Unpublished. Extremely Rare.7 viewsCalabria 3rd Century B.C. 4.17g - 16.1mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Horse head right.

Rev: Dolphin swimming right, trident above.

Scarlioli 8029-8030. BMC:-; SNG Cop -; Paris -; Vlasto - . Vlasto 1849 var (sea horse for dolphin); Feuardent 874 var. (scallop shell for dolphin). Apparently unpublished.
Extremely Rare.
scarli
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TEMPLE, Macrinus & Diadumenian, AE24, Varbanov 1218 Variation74 viewsMacrinus
Augustus, 217 – 218 A.D.

Coin: AE24

Obverse: AVT K OΠEΛΛI CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠΕΛ ANTΩNIENOC, laureate bust of Marcinus, facing right, bare-headed bust of Diadumenian, facing left.
Reverse: VΠ Π-ONTIANOY MAP-KIANOΠOΛEI-TΩN ●, Within a Tetrastyle Temple, Tyche, standing to the left, holding a Rudder with her right hand and a Cornucopia with her left. E in the left field.

Weight: 9.96 g, Diameter: 24.7 x 25.6 x 2.3 mm, Die axis: 20°, Mint: Marcianopolis, Consular Legate: Pontianus, Reference: Varbanov 1218 Variation (bust types), Unpublished

Rated Rare (R5, 100 - 200 examples known)
Masis
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE, SHIELD/LYRE39 viewsAE 14 mm 3.24 g
302 - 294 BCE
OBV: MACEDONIAN SHIELD WITH CENTRAL STAR
REV: QESSA (r. down) )/LWN (l. down) AT SIDES OF LYRE
ROGERS 4 var.; alternative reverse description is Dart sling (κεστροσφενδόνη) with dart inside (see note below)
POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED VARIETY (IN ROGERS 4, ARRANGEMENT OF ETHNIC IS DOWN WITH OPEN END OF LYRE FACING DOWN)

Note: according to description by CNG of similar coin, While Rogers thought that the object on the reverse of this coin was a lyre, Jennifer Warren has argued that it represents a powerful new weapon - the dart sling, or κεστροσφενδόνη - first introduced during the Third Macedonian War between Rome and Perseus of Macedon. The weapon is described by the Achaean Polybius (xxvii, 9), who was taken to Rome as a prisoner following the war: “The form of the dart was as follows. It was two palms long, the tube being of the same length as the point. Into the former was fitted a wooden shaft a span in length a finger’s breadth in thickness. Into the middle of this were wedged three quite short wooden wings. The two thongs of the sling were unequal in length, and the missile was so fitted into the center of the sling that it was easily freed. While the thongs were whirled round and taut, it remained fixed there, but when at the moment of the discharge one of the thongs was released, it left the loop and was shot like a leaden bullet from the sling.” Livy (xlii, 65, 9-10) adds that: “They (the Roman army) suffered particularly from the dart-slings.”
laney
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Thrace, Lysimachos.13 viewsThrace, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm) of Lampsakos, struck 297-281 BC. Head of deified Alexander, r. wearing horn of Ammon. / [Λ]ΥΣΙΜΑΧΟ[Υ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Athena Nikephoros seated l., holding Nike and leaning on shield. ΔΞ monogram to l. Unpublished control in ex. nEF. CNG 47 #299. Armenak Hoard 834. HGC 3.2 #1750b. cf Jenkins 1967 #21-22; SNG Cop 1097v (control in ex.); Muller 399 (same); Thompson 49-50, 104.Christian T
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Thrace, Trajanopolis. Faustina II7 viewsThrace, Trajanopolis. Faustina II. Augusta, A.D. 147-175. Æ 21 (21 mm, 6.28 g, 1 h). Struck under Antoninus Pius, A.D. 147-161. Unpublished type. ΦAVCT[EI]-NA CEBAC, draped bust right / TPAIANO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding short rod(?); wheel at her feet. Schönert-Geiss -, but obv. die V9, rev. type not recorded; RPC IV Online -; Varbanov -. Fine, brown patina.ecoli
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Thracia, Anchialos, Septimius Severus, unpublished36 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.29g
obv. AV KL CEPT - CEVHROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIANWN - AGXIALEWN
Glykon snake, coiled around a bough, then erecting in three elaborated coils, head,
bearded, r.
probably unpublished
very rare, about VF
Jochen
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Thracia, Byzantium, Severus Alexander, Schönert-Geiss V218 (obv.), unpublished29 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 25, 7.68g
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV ALEZA[NDROC] AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. BYZAZ
Head of Byzas, bearded, helmeted, r
F+/about VF, dark-green patina

The bust of Byzas was previously known only as an obv. type on pseudo-autonomous coins of Byzantium, which fall into five issues datable to [..] AD dates [...], since the same magistrates are named on their reverses as on portrait coins of the emperors. On [this] coin [...] the head of Byzas appears for the first time as a rev. type, on a coin of Sev. Alex. The obv. die of Sev. Alex. in question is Schönert-Geiss' V 218, also attested with four rev. types naming the magistrate Fronto. (Curtis Clay)
Jochen
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Thracia, Deultum, Gordian III unpublished36 viewsGordian AD 239-244
AE 23, 7.6g
obv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped (and cuirassed?), radiate, r.
rev. COL FL P - AC DEVLT
Female figure, diademed, in Himation over long chiton, stg. l., holding patera in
outstretched r. hand and sceptre (rod? torch?) in l. arm
no reference found

The female figure on the rev. is difficult to identify. We have discussed Homonoia/Concordia, Hera and Nemesis.
Jochen
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Thracia, Nikopolis ad Nestum, Caracalla, Komnick -, unpublished?15 viewsThracia, Nikopolis ad Nestum, Caracalla, AD 198-217
AE 31, 17.22g, 31.48mm, 345°
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. OVL NIKOPOLE - WC PR MECTW
Nemesis/Aequitas with open wings, diademed and in long girded double chiton, stg. l.,
holding long sceptre in lowered l. hand and in extended r. hand scales; at her feet l. the
wheel
ref. not in Komnick; not in Varbanov (engl.)
F+/about VF, interesting depiction
Jochen
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Thracia, Pautalia, Septimius Severus, unpublished? 25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30 (Orichalcum), 16.95g
obv. AV KL CEP - CEVHROC P
Head, laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - PAVTALI / AC
Emperor in military cloak, stg. l., holding patera in outstretched r. hand and
reversed spear in l. hand.
Ruzicka -; Varbanov -; probably unpublished
very rare, about VF, brown patina, die break on l. field of rev.

Because the emperor on the rev. is unbearded it could not be Severus but must be one of his sons!
Jochen
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Thracia, Pautalia, Septimius Severus, unpublished?20 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-2311
AE 18, 2.60g, 18.42mm, 0°
obv. AVT KL C - EP CEVHROC - PE[R?]
laurate head r.
rev. OVLPIAC - PAVTALI - [AC]
Tripod, central leg entwined by snake, head r.
ref. not in Ruzicka; not in Varbanov (engl.); unpublished?
F+
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Caracalla, Eros, unpublished?14 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE - AE 19, 4.28g, 18.52mm, 30°
obv. M AV KAI - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEITWN
Eros, nude, winged, stg. l. with crossed legs, resting on narrow column, holding flaming torch in r. hand
downwards
ref. not in Varbanov (engl.); not in Jarman/Lawrence; unpublished?
about VF, green patina, nicely rendered wing, Eros here in a more adult shape
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Faustina jun. unpublished34 viewsFaustina jun., wife of Marcus Aurelius, AD 145-176
AE 16, 3.6g
obv. FAVCTEINA NEA CEBACTH
bust, diademed, with elaborate hair-do, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEITWN
Homonia, draped, stg. r., holding cornucopiae and patera
unpublished?
very rare, F+, nice green patina

This coin has the rare legend with NEA, meaning 'the new, the younger'!
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Geta, unpublished30 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 31, 16.79g
obv. AVT KP CEPTI - MI GETAC
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEITWN
Tyche, richly draped, wearing kalathos, std. l. on rocks; river-god Hebros swimming l.
below
F+, unpublished in the main works, possibly unique
Thanks to Lars!

The depiction resembles the famous Tyche of Antiochia. Hebros, today Mariza (Bulg.) or Evros (Greek), the main stream of the Balkans.
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Septimius Severus, probably unpublished26 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18
obv. AV.K.L.CE. - [C]EVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEITWN
Hermes, nude, stg. r., resting with l. arm on column, holding in child Dionysos, in raised r. hand bunch of grapes.
Ref.: Varbanov (engl.) 1252 (described as Apollo with bow and unkown object)
very rare, good F

The rev. probably shows the famous statue 'Hermes with child Dionysos' from Praxiteles. Described by Pausanias the statue was found at the Hera temple in Olympia.
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Septimius Severus, tripod, unpublished?25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 4.34g, 19.19mm, 195°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
Head, laurteate, r.
rev. FILIPOP - OLITWN
tripod, r. foot entwined by snake, head l.
ref. not in Varbanov; unpublished?
about VF, brown-green patina

Legend error: FILIPOPOLITWN with only 1 P.
Jochen
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Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.07.17 (plate coin)51 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 31, 15.27g
obv. AVT KM [AVR CEV] - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, laureate, l., with ornated aegis on l. shoulder and sword-belt
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Apollo Iatros, nude, stg. facing, resting with r. hand on snake-entwined staff,
holding l. hand on hip; r. beside him infant Asklepios stg. frontal, raising r.
hand, and looking up to him.
Ruzicka 173 (rev.), Ruzicka - (obv.); Hristova/Jekov No. 12.18.7.17 (this coin!); not in Varbanov (engl.)
VF, green-brown patina, slightly smoothing in fields
Pedigree:
ex Numismatik Lanz auction 120, May 2004, lot 419
added to www.wildwinds.com

Very rare bust variant! Thanks to Akropolis!
1 commentsJochen
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Thracia, Stobi, Caracalla, Josifovski V7, unpublished34 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 24, 6.10g
obv. AC M AVR - ANTONINVS
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MVNICIP - STOBEN
Nemesis/Nike advancing l., holding palmbranch in l. arm and wreath in raised r. hand; at her feet
l. a wheel
Josifovski V7 with unlisted rev. (Thanks to whitetd)
1 commentsJochen
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Thyatira, AE 16.7mm, Herakles/ Eagle7 viewsThyatira, Lydia. Imperial times. AE 16.7mm, 2.45g. Head of Herakles r. / ΘΥΑΤΕΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Eagle standing, wings open. Not in Aulock, BMC, Copenhagen, Tübingen, Lindgren, Righetti. Possibly unpublished. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Titus / Neptune46 viewsTitus. As Caesar, AR Denarius (19mm, 3.16 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 73.
O: Laureate bust right, T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS.
R: Neptune standing left, with right foot on globe, nude except for cloak hanging down behind from shoulders, holding acrostolium and scepter, NEP RED.

Unpublished with CENS in the obverse legend. This type, reported by Harry Sneh to the RIC authors, will be 528A in the RIC II Addenda. This coin is the ex-Moonmoth example mentioned in the Gemini X catalog describing lot 637.
3 commentsNemonater
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Titus as Caesar RIC 528A98 viewsAR Denarius, 3.36g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 528A. BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., r. foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 637. Ex Gorny & Mosch 122, 10 March 2003, lot 2043 = 113, 18 October 2001, lot 5729.

An unpublished Neptune type with CENS in the obverse legend. The coin will be 528A (under Vespasian) in the RIC II Addenda. It fits nicely alongside my unpublished V529A Salus from the same series. I think there are still a few other unknown types that will surface for this series - this Neptune reverse for the corresponding Vespasian issue is one that so far is awaiting discovery.

A beautiful denarius in hand with an amazing early portrait. The other two denarii I have from this series also have exemplary portraits. An issue style wise to take note of then.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Trajan / Mars 122 views103-111 AD
AR Denarius (18mm, 2.86g)
O: Laureate and slightly draped bust right; IMP NERVA TRAIANVS AVG GER DACICVS.
R: Mars advancing right, holding spear, trophy on shoulder; PM TR P COS V P P.
RIC 80v
Scarce
ex M&R Coins

From a previous comment by Curtis Clay;
"A scarce type with these legends, and perhaps unpublished with this laureate and draped bust type."
4 commentsEnodia
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Troas - Gargara4 viewsAR Tetartemorion
c.4th Cent. BC
O - Female head left
R - ΓAP, hydria
Probably unpublished
mauseus
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Troas, Alexandreia, Caracalla, Bellinger A302 cf.9 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 24, 8.48g, 23.9mm, 210°
Alexandreia, AD 214-8. April 2017
obv. M AVRE - ANTONINVS - IOV
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. COL - ALEXAN - D - AVG
Eagle flying r., Holding head and neck of bull in Talons
ref.: cf. Bellinger 302A (Type 47); cf. SNG Copenhagen 139 (obv. legend); cf. BMC Troas p.21, 98 (same); cf. SNG
Canakkale 323 (same); SNG von Aulock -, SNG München -, SNG Tübingen -, et al. -
rare, nice F, Portrait!
From Forum Ancient coins, thanks!

The reverse legend dates this coin to after 214, when Caracalla renamed the city from Colonia Augusta Troadensium to Colonia Alexandria Augusta.
This obverse legend ending in IOV is apparently an unpublished mint error.

Added to asiaminorcoins.com
Jochen
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Troas, Alexandreia, Philip II, Bellinger A394 (obv. only), unpublished?42 viewsPhilip II, AD 244-249
AE 25, 8.09g, 24.3mm
obv. M IVLI[V]S - PILIPP[VS](sic!) C
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. COL AV - G TROAD
Cult-statue of Apollo Smintheus, in long garment, stg. r. on small base, holding bow and arrow and patera in extended hands; cypress behind
ref. not in Bellinger:
obv. Bellinger A394 (the only type for Philip II)
rev. Bellinger type 3 (for Maximus)
probably unpublished
good F-about VF, dimple above head on obv.
Jochen
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Troas, Alexandreia, Severus Alexander, Bellinger A341 (rev), unpublished?40 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 25, 5.19g
obv. IMP SEV AL - EXANOER (sic!)
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. CO - AL / TROAC
Horse, grazing r., tree behind
Bellinger A341, type 41 (rev. only)
about VF

This type is listed by Bellinger with obv. 'bust with shield and spear l.'. This very obv. not found in Bellinger.
Jochen
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Troas, Alexandreia, Volusian, unpublished?27 viewsVolusian, AD 251-253
AE 24, 6.79g, 24.26mm, 180°
obv. IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. COL - AVG TROADE
Statue of Marsyas, nude, wearing boots, stg. l. on small base, holding wineskin over l. shoulder and
raising r. hand in greeting attitude
ref. Bellinger -; SNG Copenhagen -; Sng von Aulock -
Marsyas stg. l. is known from Trebonianus Gallus Bellinger A411 (type 57)
very rare, about VF

Thanks to Mark Fox for the legend.

Volusianus' full name was Gaius Vibius Afinius Gallus Veldumnianus Volusianus.
Jochen
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Troas, Dardanos, Hadrian, probably unpublished295 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE 21 (Semis?), 4.53g, 20.66mm, 0°
obv. AV KAI CEBA[CTHC] - TRAIANOC ADRIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. DARDAN - WN
Eagle facing, with spread wings, head l., carrying away Ganymedes, wearing
chlamys and Phrygian bonnet, holding pedum in r. hand
probably unpublished
very rare, about VF, some roughness

This is the counterpart of Bellinger's T136 from Ilion/Troas and Bellinger describes this rev. as 'remarkable because this is a scene from the Troyan myth before Homer'. This theme is found only in Troas. But Bellinger is not right: I have another one from Hadrianopolis, Jurukova 192! Ganymedes was the son of king Tros, founder of Troy.

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Uncertain city; Tetartemorion; King running left/ owl in incuse square39 viewsUncertain city in Cilicia, AR Tetartemorion, 4th Century B.C. 0.16g. Obv: King of Persia running l., with dagger in r. hand and bow in l. hand; Rev: Owl standing l. in incuse square. Troxell & Kagan-, SNG Paris -; SNG Levante -; Babelon, Traite-; apparently unpublished. Troxell & Kagan describe no coins that depict the king running left rather than right. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Uncertain city; Tetartemorion; King running r./ owl in incuse square42 viewsUncertain city in Cilicia, AR Tetartemorion, 4th Century B.C. 0.11g. Obv: King of Persia running r., with dagger in r. hand and bow in l. hand; Rev: Owl standing r. in incuse square. Troxell & Kagan-, SNG Paris -; SNG Levante -; Babelon, Traite-; apparently unpublished. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Uncertain, Ionia - [cf. CNG 72, lot 774 (hemihekte); CNG 81, lot 534 (hekte); CNG Coin Shop Inv. #765642 (hemihekte); CNG 51, lot 432 (trite); NAC 23, lot 1250 (trite) - All listed as unique or extremely rare. No rev. match w/ listed coin]283 viewsElectrum Hemihekte, Samian-Euboeic standard, gVF, 1.190g, 7.3mm, c. 600 - 550 B.C.

Obv. - scarab beetle

Rev. - star shaped pattern in incuse square

Unpublished and unique with star incuse reverse.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo

Sold 08May2015 via eBay
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Uncia; SC in wreath, unpublished?21 viewsLucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D. Copper uncia, cf. RIC 629b, Cohen 1396, SRCV II 3705 (all Hadrian), Fair, Rome mint, 0.955g, 9.4mm, 0o, obverse laureate head right, no legend; reverse, S C in wreath; unpublished. Unpublished for Verus and Antoninus Pius, but known for Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. This coin is attributed to Lucius Verus based on the portrait. It could possibly be another emperor but the portrait does appear to be that of Lucius Verus. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVM2 commentsPodiceps
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Uncia; SC; F below, unpublished?12 viewsAntoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D. Copper uncia, cf. RICIII 629b, Cohen 1396, SRCV II 3705 (all Hadrian), F/G, Rome? mint, 0.993g, 10.2mm, 0o, obverse Laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse , Large S C in wreath, “F” below. Unpublished for Antoninus Pius, but known for Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Unique Constantine I AR Siliqua150 viewsConstantine I AR Siliqua, Thessalonica mint, C335 AD.
Head of Constantine I right, with uplifted gaze, wearing rosette diadem / CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch, TS in ex. Unpublished, and the only known example of this type.
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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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Unpublished Antonius Pius, Aspendus Ae 21 Zeus and Tyche enthroned7 viewsreference.
cf RPC 4, 5707

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤωΝƐΙΝ?
Laureate head right.


Rev: AC
Zeus and Tyche enthroned facing each other, Zeus holding eagle?

7.09 gr
21 mm
6h
okidoki
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Unpublished denomination from this mint33 viewsAlexander III the great
Obol
Byblos? 330-320 B.C

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles,wearing lions skin
Reverswe:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Zeus Aetophoros on throne;AP left throne

9.45mm 0.69gm

Not at Price as obol. AP left throne is only at Byblos tetradrachm 3424-3426 ; Muller - ; Hersh -

Unpublished denomination from this mint
maik
Unpublished_gold_fanam,_imitation_of_the_Mughal_Emperor_Alamgir_II_(1754-1759),_18th_century_AD,_Southern_India.jpg
Unpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India68 viewsUnpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India
Imitative Persian inscription (corrupt "Alamgir" retrograde?) / Curcular bump. Struck at an uncertain location. 5mm, 0.35 grams. Herrli -; KM -.
Made out of relatively debased gold. Very unusual type, only recently disovered. Very thick (that is why the reverse looks fuzzy - it is hard to scan rounded 3D objects on the scanner) and much nicer than the scan.
Antonio Protti
Unpublished_gold_fanam,_imitation_of_the_Mughal_Emperor_Alamgir_II_(1754-1759),_18th_century_AD,_Southern_India~0.jpg
Unpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India87 viewsImitative Persian inscription (corrupt "Alamgir" retrograde?) / Curcular bump. Struck at an uncertain location. 5mm, 0.35 grams. Herrli -; KM -.
Made out of relatively debased gold. Very unusual type, only recently disovered. Very thick (that is why the reverse looks fuzzy - it is hard to scan rounded 3D objects on the scanner) and much nicer than the scan.
Antonivs Protti
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Unpublished silver drachm, pre-Islamic Sind, India, ca.600-700 AD - "HaPi" type 71 viewsUnpublished silver drachm, pre-Islamic Sind, India, ca.600-700 AD - "HaPi" type

Notes: Four dots and various lines, probably representing the extreme degeneration of a bust of a horse, Brahmi letters "Ha" and "Pi" / Blank. 17 mm, 1.4 grams. Completely unpublished, though related to the small crude Sind coins that are known.

The provenance of these coins is uncertain. Most authorities attribute it to 7th century Sind based on the shape of the Brahmi letters and the similarity of these coins to the late pre-Islamic and early Islamic coins of Sind. However, attribution to the very late period of Guptas and to the 6th or 7th century Gujarat are also possible.
Antonio Protti
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Unpublished silver drachm, pre-Islamic Sind, India, ca.600-700 AD - "HaVa" type 65 viewsFour dots and various lines, probably representing the extreme degeneration of a bust of a horse, Brahmi letters "Ha" and "Va" / Blank. 15 mm, 1.2 grams. Completely unpublished, though related to the small crude Sind coins that are known.

The provenance of these coins is uncertain. Most authorities attribute it to 7th century Sind based on the shape of the Brahmi letters and the similarity of these coins to the late pre-Islamic and early Islamic coins of Sind. However, attribution to the very late period of Guptas and to the 6th or 7th century Gujarat are also possible.
Antonio Protti
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Valerian I AE 20 - Parium10 viewsParium
Mysia
Valerian I
Obv.: IMP VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: COL G I H PAR
Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder
20 mm, 3.85 gr, 6 h
Unpublished in standard references for this obv-rev combination; Robinson, NC 1 (1921), p. 10, 9 (same rev. die)
Vladimir P
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Valerian I Standards (I think)18 viewsValerian I, Pisidia Antioch, 22mm, 4.5g, axis 0o
OBV: IMP CAE RASLLOVNAHHIO, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: ANTIO-CHIO[?]L, Vexillum with eagle on top, legionary standards on either side eagles on top, legend outside edge,
SR in exergue

Unpublished with this reverse legend
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varb---1 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH CεVH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ). laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPIN/ΘIΩNΔIC/NEΩKO/PΩN. Legend in four lines within laurel wreath.
29 mm, 8.47 gms

Varbanov---, Schonert--- Possibly unpublished type.
Charles M
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Very rare! Late silver obol, trident type with "Sri YaShaaDiTya", Hephthalites, 6th-7th century AD156 viewsCrowned bust right, no inscriptions / Trident with curved prongs, five Brahmi characters "Sri YaShaaDiTya" around, beginning at 12 o'clock. 12mm, 0.7 grams. Unpublished.

In 2003 or 2004 a small hoard of small silver coins was unearthed in (reportedly) Northern Pakistan. The hoard was dispersed between a number of dealers, and I was lucky enough to get the bulk (reportedly) of the hoard. These fascinating little silver coins were originally sold as "Hephthalite" coins, as per attribution of the Pakistani dealers, but they are completely unpublished in any catalogue and were completely unknown until this find.

Mr.Wilfried Pieper, to whom I am indebted for bringing these coins to my attention, examined a group of 42 pieces and published 15 distinguishable types in a wonderful article in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society - 'New types of early medieval silver portrait coins from northern Pakistan' in ONS-NL 181 (2004). Mark Fishman

Antonio Protti
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Very rare! Late silver obol, trident type with "Sri YaShaaDiTya", Hephthalites, 6th-7th century AD169 viewsCrowned bust right, no inscriptions / Trident with curved prongs, five Brahmi characters "Sri YaShaaDiTya" around, beginning at 12 o'clock. 12mm, 0.7 grams. Unpublished.

In 2003 or 2004 a small hoard of small silver coins was unearthed in (reportedly) Northern Pakistan. The hoard was dispersed between a number of dealers, and I was lucky enough to get the bulk (reportedly) of the hoard. These fascinating little silver coins were originally sold as "Hephthalite" coins, as per attribution of the Pakistani dealers, but they are completely unpublished in any catalogue and were completely unknown until this find.

Mr.Wilfried Pieper, to whom I am indebted for bringing these coins to my attention, examined a group of 42 pieces and published 15 distinguishable types in a wonderful article in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society - 'New types of early medieval silver portrait coins from northern Pakistan' in ONS-NL 181 (2004).
Mark Fishman

1 commentsAntonio Protti
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Very rare! Late silver obol, trident type with "Sri YaShaaDiTya", Hephthalites, 6th-7th century AD176 viewsCrowned bust right, no inscriptions / Trident with curved prongs, five Brahmi characters "Sri YaShaaDiTya" around, beginning at 12 o'clock. 12mm, 0.7 grams. Unpublished.

In 2003 or 2004 a small hoard of small silver coins was unearthed in (reportedly) Northern Pakistan. The hoard was dispersed between a number of dealers, and I was lucky enough to get the bulk (reportedly) of the hoard. These fascinating little silver coins were originally sold as "Hephthalite" coins, as per attribution of the Pakistani dealers, but they are completely unpublished in any catalogue and were completely unknown until this find.

Mr.Wilfried Pieper, to whom I am indebted for bringing these coins to my attention, examined a group of 42 pieces and published 15 distinguishable types in a wonderful article in the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society - 'New types of early medieval silver portrait coins from northern Pakistan' in ONS-NL 181 (2004).
Mark Fishman.

Antonio Protti
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Vespasian Denarius Rev: Vespasian seated26 viewsVespasian 69-79 Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right,
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding scepter and olive-branch, feet on footstool.
RIC II² 545 (C).
Not in RIC II, though similar to 65 (there noted as CENS instead of CEN).
This particular coin was initially recorded as an 'unpublished' variety and one of only two known to Ted Buttrey (the other being a BM acquisition from 1977). A small number of others have since come to light. Still a relatively scarce coin in comparison.
2 commentsOldMoney
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Vespasian, RIC 760 (var.), mule using Titus reverse, Dupondius of AD 7457 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø22mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 74.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left
Rev.: TR·POT·COS III·CENSOR, winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae
obv.: RIC 759 x rev.:RIC 761/2 (near RIC 760 (R2))
ex G.Henzen

This is a mule with the obverse corresponding to RIC 759 (Vespasian) and reverse corresponding to RIC 761-762 (Titus). RIC 760 is also a mule using the same Titus reverse, but with obverse legend VESPASIAN (RIC 757), not VESPASIANVS like this one. This issue is associated with bronzes of smaller denominations minted in Rome for use in Syria. A record of this coin has been added to Forum's Gallery "Unlisted and Unpublished Coins"
1 commentsCharles S
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Vespasian, RIC 1497 var., orichalcum coin of AD 77-78 (Spes)24 viewsVespasian, orichalcum coin (11,1g, 30mm, 6h), mint of Asia Minor (Ephesus?), AD 77-78
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN·AVGVST, laureate head right
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT P P·COS·VIII·CENS around, S | C, Ceres, veiled, standing left with two corn ears and cornucopiae.
RIC 1497 var. (obv. legend ends in AVGVST (B-type) not AVGVSTVS (A-type)). The coin as a B-type is probably unpublished so far in combination with this reverse.

RIC 1497 matches with RPC II 1470 and was R3 (only one known). The recent RPC S3 Supplement reports of another example found in during excavations Athens, 2006.
2 commentsCharles S
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Vespasian-RIC-1424140 viewsAR Denarius, 3.32g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1424 (R3). BMC - . RSC - . RPC 827 (1 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS; Titus and Domitian veiled, togate, stg. front (heads l.), each with patera; below, BY mint mark
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This coin has a lot going for it. The dynastic reverse type dated COS III normally has the EPHE mint mark on the reverse, here we have BY - extremely rare. The Group 5 series this coin is from is also exceeding rare, full of R3 coins and unpublished types. This particular type is listed in RIC as R3, citing an American Numismatic Society specimen (RIC plate coin), so second known example - both from the same dies.

Well centered with a wonderfully stern portrait. One of my favourite types from this mint.



9 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian-RIC-1425A91 viewsAR Denarius, 2.54g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1425A. BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., BY
Ex Savoca Coins, eBay, October 2017.

An unpublished Victory adv. left for Vespasian's Ephesian Group 5 denarii. A unique specimen with Victory adv. right is cited in RIC II.1 (RIC 1425) for the group. A second Victory left specimen, a double die match with mine, has been noted in Doug Smith's collection. With the appearance of these two coins both Victory types can now be attested for Group 5. Tentatively the type will be considered a variant of RIC 1425 until it is officially assigned a place in the upcoming Addenda. It should be noted that COS III denarii are seen much more commonly with the EPHE mintmark where both Victory types are already attested. Generally speaking, denarii dated COS III with the BY mintmark are so rare that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted many of the standard Ephesian types existed for the group. However, he did note a COS III Victory left with an unclear mintmark, citing Cohen 279 (BMC II p. 94, note).

**Update** Ian Carradice has been informed of the type and has added it to the upcoming Addenda (31/10/2018).

Struck in fine Ephesian style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vrbs Roma - Nicomedia21 viewsSNMS (sic!) instead of SMNS
Ric VII Nicomedia 195 var - unpublished variant?
d=18mm p=2,16g
antvwala
 
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