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46 viewsAS - Agrippa - 37/41 (Caligula)
Obv.: M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev.: Neptune standing, head left, holding trident and little dolphin; S C at sides.
g. 10,7 mm. 28
Cohen 3, RIC 58, Sear RCV 1812
Maxentius
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19 viewsAR Denarius - L. MARCIVS PHILIPPVS - 113-112 BC. - Gens Μarcia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Head of Philip V right wearing Macedonian helmet; ROMA monogram and simpulum behind, Φ forward
Rev.: Equestrian statue right, flower below horse; L. PHILIPPVS in a tablet. XVI (in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawford 293/1; Sear RCV 170
Maxentius
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22 viewsÆ Quadrans - Anonymous - c. 91 BC - Rome Mint
Obv.: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind.
Rev.: Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets before.
Gs. 3,2 mm. 15,7
Craw. 339/4c, Sear RCV 1194

Maxentius
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24 viewsDenarius - 90 BC.
Q. TITIVS - Gens Titia
Obv.:Bearded head right, wearing winged diadem
Rev.: Pegasus springing right, Q TITI on base.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,3
Cr341/1, Syd 691.



Maxentius
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41 viewsNERO - Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria - Year 12=65/66 AD.
Obv.:NERΩ KΛAΥ KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER, radiate bust right, wearing aegis
Rev.: AΥTOKPA, draped bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress, LIB to right.
Gs. 12,65 mm. 26,9
Milne 238, Emmett 109

Maxentius
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57 viewsDenarius - 68/67 BC - Mint of Rome
M. PLAETORIVS M.f. CESTIANVS - Gens Plaetoria
Obv.: Bust of Vacuna right, wearing a wreathed and crested helmet, bow and quiver on shoulder, cornucopiae below chin. CESTIANVS left, S C right
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left. M PLAETORIVS M.F. AED CVR around.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18
Craw. 409/1, Sear RCV 349, BMRRC 3596.
For Crawford, the goddess on obverse is Isis



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25 viewsAe Sextans - 211/206 BC - Mint of Rome
Anonymous
Obv.: Head of Mercury right wearing winged petasos; •• above
Rev.: Prow of galley right; ROMA above, •• below.
Gs. 5,8 mm. 19,6
Crawf. 56/6, Sear RCV 1204, Grueber 256



Maxentius
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28 viewsDenarius - 109/108 BC.
L. MEMMIVS - Gens Memmia
Obv.: Young male head (Apollo?) right, wearing oak-wreath; before, mark of value
Rev.: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; L MEMMI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,96
Crawf. 304/1, Sear RCV 181, Grueber II 643

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

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

Maxentius
Semuncia.jpg
43 viewsAE Semuncia - Anonymous - 217/215 B.C.
Obv.:Head of Mercury right wearing petasos
Rev.: Prow of galley right; ROMA above.
Gs. 4,7 mm. 19,64x19,95
Crawford 38/7; Sear RCV 620, Grueber 129.
Maxentius
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82 viewsDenarius - 78 BC. Rome mint
M. VOLTEIVS M. f. - Gens Volteia
Obv.:Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Erymathian Boar right, M VOLTEI M F in exergue.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,57
Crawf. 385/2, Sear RCV 313, Grueber 3158

Maxentius
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20 viewsAradus, Phoenicia. AE 22. Tyche/Poseidon. An AE 11
of Aradus, Phoenicia, struck during 132/131 BC.
BMC Phoenicia 302. Obv. Bust of Tyche right wearing
turreted crown.. Rev. Poseidon, nude to waist, seated
left on prow of galley left, holding wreath in extended
right hand, left on trident; as figure-head, Athena left;
below, Phoenician date (128) and letter. Coin #629
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21 viewsEdessa AE25 BMC 158 The Kingdom of Edessa,
Abgar X, 242-243 AD. AE25 of Edessa. Laureate,
draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian III rt., star before /
Draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diaded
emed tiara, star behind. Coin #625
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28 viewsAlexandrea, Egypt;147–148 Obv. laureate-headed bust
of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass & paludamentum, r.
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ
ΣΕΒ ΕΥΣ Rev. Isis Pharia standing, r., holding sail &
sistrum Rev.inscription L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
AE34 mm Ave. weight 24.31 g Coin #167
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17 viewsBruttium, Lokroi Epizephyrioi
300-268 BC 5.27 g (1942) SNG Danish National Museum
1874 4.92 g (1975) SNG ANS 3 543
AE18 of Locri (Locroi Epizephyrii), 290-270 BC or later
Obv. hd Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet
Rev.winged thunderbolt, LOKRWNCoin #616
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31 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
1,6 gr. 15mm.
Antonivs Protti
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40 viewsManuel I, Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. AE 1/2 Tetarteron, Greek Mint, 1.2 grams. AE14. (As SB1975 but much smaller). P-over-w GIOC to left of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirass and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1980, BMC 78.
1.0 gr. 11mm.
Antonivs Protti
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24 viewsManuel I, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD, Thessalonica. MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe / barred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps. SB 1976, BMC 86-90. SB 1976
2,3 gr. 18 mm.
Antonivs Protti
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23 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
2,2 gr. 16mm.
Antonivs Protti
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19 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As. 85 A.D.
28.3mm, 9.2 grams

OBV: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right, wearing aegis
REV: SALVTI AVGVSTI, alter
S-C across fields. Rome Mint
RIC-II-272
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11 viewsNERO
Billon Tetradrachm
25mm, 8.1 grams

OBV: NER KLAY KAIS SEB GER AYTO, Head of Nero right
REV: PRON NEOY SEBASTOY, Nero wearing a radiate crown seated left holding a map and scepter
LG to left = year 3
Milne 145
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27 viewsanonymous (attributed to Alexius I). Ca. 1081-1118. AE follis (25.96 mm, 5.26 g, 12 h). anonymous class J. Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ, cross behind his head with 5 pellets in each limb; wearing pallium and colobium; raising hand and holding book of Gospels; / IC - C / XC / Crosss with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets. SBCV 1900. Overstruck on a class I anonymous follis SBCV 1889 1 commentsQuant.Geek
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15 viewsPhocas. 602-610. Æ Follis – 40 Nummi (32mm, 12.92 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 5 (606/7). Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross / Large XXXX; ANNO above, Ч to right; TЄS. DOC 47; MIBE 91; SB 653. Good VF, dark brown-black patina, hint of earthen deposits, cleaning marks. Overstruck on a Nicomedia follis of Maurice Tiberius (SB 512). Quant.Geek
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10 viewsParthian Kingdom. Vologases IV . A.D. 147-191. Æ 18 Dichalkon (17.89 mm, 3.53 g, 12 h). struck A.D. 154. Bust of Volgases IV facing with long, tapered beard, end cut square; wearing tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflaps; to right, Seleucid date (= SE 466 = A.D. 154) / Nike seated left on column; palm in left field. Sellwood ICP 84.142; Shore --. VF, tan patina with greenish encrustation in recesses, edge split. Quant.Geek
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26 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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18 viewsManuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180. BI Aspron Trachy (30mm, 2.62 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1167-1183(?). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; star to either side / Manuel standing facing, wearing loros, being crowned by the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing left. DOC 13d; SB 1966Quant.Geek
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11 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor standing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed? scepter.; left hand holds sheathed sword, point downward; illegible legend to left.
Dim: 17mm, 1.1g
Quant.Geek
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17 viewsGAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Dupondius (26mm, 13.19 g,). Struck AD 10-14. Heads of Agrippa, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus, laureate, back to back / Crocodile right, chained to palm frond with wreath at top; two palm fronds at base. RPC I 525; RIC I 159; SNG Copenhagen 700-1.Britanikus
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36 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.82 g, 7h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; star of eight rays to left / Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching with wand held in right hand globe set on base. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22.

From the Fay Beth Wedig Collection.
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Nicephorus I w/Stauracius AE follis17 viewsObverse: Bust of Nicephorus facing, with short beard, wearing crown and
loros, and holding cross potent; to l., N; to r., I/K/H.
Reverse: Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys,
and holding globe cross; to l., C; to r., T/A/V
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 803-811 CE
20mm/15mm; 2.76g
SBVC 1612;DOC 11
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2.75 Agrippa56 viewsAGRIPPA
Æ As. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD

M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.

Cohen 3, RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius] Fine, roughness
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Claudius II Gothicus, RIC 110 Rome25 views
September 268 - August or September 270 CE
antoninianus, RIC V 110, Rome mint, 3.2g, 20.1mm,
Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTUS AUGUSTI, Virtus helmeted and wearing military gear stands left, waving a branch of laurel in right hand and holding a spear in the left hand, at his feet to the left is his shield. Episilon in right field.
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CONSTANTINE I, RIC VII 79 Lugdunum mint.29 viewsStruck 320 AD.
Obverse: CONS-TANTINVS AVG, cuirassed bust right, wearing high crested helmet
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR in two lines over altar; P(two captives seated back to back)L.
RIC VII 79; Bastien 19. VF, well centered, Green patina.
Æ Follis (18mm – 3.1 g).
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Constantius II RIC VIII 93a Cyzicus26 viewsConstantius II, AE 3 of Cyzicus, 324-361 CE
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, curiassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards. Γ Symbol in left field
Mintmark SMK delta, 22.8 mm., 5.2 g.
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Constantius II, RIC VIII Cyzicus 93A 20 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards. Γ symbol in left field
Mintmark: SMK Delta
AE2 23mm., 5.2 g. Cyzicus
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Constantius II, Siscia RIC VIII 36919 viewsConstantius II, AE 3 of Siscia
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, curiassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, M in left field.
Mintmark SIS, Siscia, 16 mm,1.9 g.
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Licinius I, AE follis. RIC 9a Cyzicus. 32 viewsSilvered Follis
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate, draped, wearing royal mantle, bust left, holding globe, sceptre and map.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre.
Wreath in left field, A in right field.
Mintmark dot SMK., 18.3 mm., 2.7 g.

RIC VII Cyzicus 9a
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Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, 64 – 12 BCE26 viewsCopper as, RIC Caligula 58, BMC II 161, SRCV I 556, Rome mint, 10.2 g, 27.6 mm diam.
Obverse - M AGRIPPA L F COS II. Head left wearing a rostral crown.
Reverse - S - C . Neptune standing left, dolphin in right, trident vertical behind in left. Counter mark above left.
Military commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Great-grandfather of Nero.
Sold 5-2018
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Nicephorus I w/Stauracius AE follis9 viewsObverse: Bust of Nicephorus facing, with short beard, wearing crown and
loros, and holding cross potent; to l., N; to r., I/K/H.
Reverse: Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys,
and holding globe cross; to l., C; to r., T/A/V
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 803-811 CE
19mm/15mm; 2.53g
SBVC 1612;DOC 11
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15 Hadrian69 viewsHADRIAN
BI tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, 11.1g, 25.1mm
29 Aug 125 - 28 Aug 126 A.D.
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ Α∆ΡΙΑ CΕΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis, from behind / L ∆Ε KATOV (year 10), Canopus jar of Osiris, ornamented with figures, wearing crown of horns, uraei disk, and plumes
Kampmann-Ganschow 32.351; Geissen 903; Dattari 1326; Milne 1154; BMC Alexandria p. 75, 630; Emmett 827
Choice gVF
Purchased from FORVM

Note that at some point in this coin's history, it seems to have been used a host for very poor quality fakes. After discussion on the FORVM board, I am comfortable that this coin is indeed the original. Shame on the former owner that used it for copies!

During the mummification process, large organs, such as the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were extracted and placed in four jars. In the Ptolemaic period, the Greeks called these jars "canopic jars," relating them to the deity of the old city Canop (now a village in Abu Kyr). The heart was left in the body because it held the spirit, understanding and senses and would be needed on the Day of Judgment in the underworld. -- FORVM
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15.25 Hadrian and Sabina63 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian. AD 117-138. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.94 g, 12h). Dated RY 18 (AD 133/4). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right / Draped bust of Sabina right, wearing stephane; L–IH (date) across field. Köln 1093; Dattari (Savio) 1255; K&G 32.572. VF, find patina, slight die shift on obverse.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 34 (6 May 1995), lot 331.

Ex CNG eAuction 318
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2231 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate bust left wearing trabea
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC 22
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24 Septimius Severus Æ 18mm of Nikpolis ad Istrum12 viewsSeptimius Severus
Æ 15.2mm of Nikpolis ad Istrum, 3.5g

AV KAI - CEVHROC, bust r. / NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos, holding purse & caduceus.

AMNG I/1, 1373, rare

Thanks to FORVM members Steve Minnoch and Jochen for their help attributing this coin!
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33cf52 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate bust left wearing trabea
PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC - (cf 33)
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36cf37 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate bust left wearing trabea
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing left holding globe and transverse sceptre
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC - (cf 36)
mauseus
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3817 viewsAnonymous; c.217 BC
AE sextans
Obv - Head of Mercury right wearing petasus
Rev "ROMA"
Prow right,, two pelets below
Rome mint
Crawford 38/5
mauseus
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4.5 Galeria Valeria24 viewsGALERIA VALERIA
AE Follis, Siscia, 310-311 AD

GAL VALERIA AVG, bust right, draped and diademed on crescent, wearing necklace, with facing shoulders / VENERI-VICTRICI, Venus standing facing, SIS in ex, crescent in l. field, epsilon in r. field.

RIC VI Siscia 211; Sear 14590. Fine, chipped flan.
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5 Severus II24 viewsSEVERUS II
AE Quarter-Folles, Siscia, 305-306 AD

O: SEVERVS NOB C, Laureate bust left / GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius, naked, wearing modius, holding patera and cornucopia, chalmys over l. shoulder

RIC VI Siscia 171a; Rare; Fine, rough.
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6 Probus32 viewsPROBUS
AE Antoninianus, Siscia Mint
IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter / SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga galloping left, holding whip, right hand raised, XXIV below
RIC V-2 Siscia 767; F/VF, encrustations.
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6 Probus22 viewsPROBUS
Antoninianus, Cyzicus Mint
IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre / SOLI INVICTO, Sol driving spread quadriga, CM below, XXIS in ex.
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 911
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736-7cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate bust left wearing trabaea holding eagle tipped sceptre
Rev "AEQVITAS AVG"
Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 736-7)
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Aelia Eudoxia, RIC X 104 Antioch16 viewsAelia Eudoxia, AE3, 400-404 CE
Obverse: AEL EVDO_XIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing pearl necklace and earrings, hair elaborately weaved with long plait up the back of head and tucked under diadem, hand of God holding wreath above head.
Reverse: SALVS REI_PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing Christogram on shield set on a column
ANTG in exergue Antioch, Officina 3. 17.05mm., 1.4 g.
sold 2-2018
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-20128 views
Alexius III AE Trachy S-2012 DOC 3

Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter
Britanikus
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Augustus & Agrippa AE Dupondius. Nemausus Mint, 20-10 BC. 44 viewsIMP DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, wearing rostral crown, & Augustus, bare / COL NEM, crocodile chained to palm, wreath with long ties trailing above. Cohen 7, RPC 523, RIC 155, sear5 1729.Antonivs Protti
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Basil II & Constantine VIII, (976-1028 A.D.)42 viewsÆ “Anonymous” Follis
Class A2
O: EMMANOVHΛ, Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels; IC – XC in fields to left and right.
R: + IhSЧS / [X]RISTЧ[S] / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ / ·, legend in four lines.
8.68g
26mm
SBCV 1793
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C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus7 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus. 48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.73 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Ceres advancing right, holding a torch with each hand; plow to right. Crawford 449/2; CRI 21; Sydenham 946; Vibia 16. VF, toned, edge chip.

From the Archer M. Huntington Collection, ANS 1001.2.9.
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 187 Thessalonica, AE 323 viewsObverse:VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak. Plume on front of helmet.
Reverse:She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, O on wolf's shoulder, 2 stars above.
Mintmark SMTS epsilon, 16.1 mm., 2.5 g.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187

Notes: This variation with O on wolf's shoulder
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 249 Siscia15 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA: helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak, plume on front of helmet.
Reverse: no legend. She wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. 2 stars above.
Mintmark SIS Siscia, 18.55 mm., 2.0 g.
Ref: RIC VII 249
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Constans RIC VIII 254 Siscia27 viewsObverse: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right;
A behind bust
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a pointed cap, sitting on ground, arms up.
Mintmark: dot episilon SIS dot, A in left field. 25.3mm., 4.6 g.
sold 5-2018

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Constantius II, Siscia RIC VIII 369g, 324-361 CE16 viewsConstantius II, AE 3 of Siscia
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, curiassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards.
Mintmark gamma SIS reversed Z, Siscia, 19.08 mm, 2.1 g.
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Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC27 viewsMacedonia Kingdom Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC

Obverse: Head of Demetrios right wearing crested Corinthian helmet

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

AE15 Salamis, 3.72 gm.
Macedonian Warrior
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Gordian III, The Kingdom of Edessa,32 viewsThe Kingdom of Edessa, Abgar X, 242-243 AD. AE25 of Edessa. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian III rt., star before / Draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diadedemed tiara, star behind. ecoli
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Gordian III; Edessa, The Kingdom of Edessa;21 viewsThe Kingdom of Edessa, Abgar X, 242-243 AD. AE25 of Edessa. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian III rt., star before / Draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diadedemed tiara, star behind. ecoli
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Julian II RIC 370 Siscia, 355-360 CE19 viewsObverse: DN IVLIANVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, M to left, DSIS-Zigzag in ex
RIC VIII Siscia 370, 16.9 mm., 2.2 g.
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Julian II, RIC VIII 315 Rome22 viewsJulian II, AE, Rome.
Obverse: DN CL IVL IVLIANVS NC, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, one kneeraised, spearing a fallen horseman who is looking left,reaching backwards, wearing Phrygian helmet.
Mintmark R dot M dot S. 16mm, 2.4 g.
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Kingdom of Bithynia. Prusias II7 viewsAE22, 4.85 grams
228-149 BC.
Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath
ΒΑΖΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣΙΟΥ, centaur Chiron walking right, playing lyre, monogram beneath leg
HGC 7, 629; Rec gén 26;
JBGood
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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.18 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.
Struck c. 336-323 BC, Head of Hecrules right, wearing
lion skin, knotted at base of neck. / Zeus, nude to waist, seated
left on ornate throne, holding eagle and scepter within dotted circle.
CANTANATRIX
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater84 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
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L. Sentius C.f. - AR denarius5 views²96 BC
¹101 BC
Rome
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
(AR)G·PVB
Jupiter in quadriga right, holding scepter, thunderbolt and reins
D
L·SENTI·C·F
¹Crawford 325/1b, SRCV I203, Sydenham 600, RSC I Sentia 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,00g
ex Gorny & Mosch

Moneyer held praetorship in 93-89 BC.
Johny SYSEL
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Laodicea ad Mare; Antonius Pius16 viewsAntoninus Pius Æ 25mm of Laodicea ad Mare. Dated year 188=140-141 AD. AVTO KAI TI AILI ADPI ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate & draped bust left / IOVLIEWN TWN KAI LAODIKEWN, bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls; KO to left, HP P to right (date).ecoli
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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 2046192 viewssmall module as SB 2023

Obverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
15mm
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Leo VI the Wise (870 - 912 A.D.)50 viewsÆ Follis
O: + LEOn bASILVS ROm, bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand.
R: + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, inscription in four lines.
Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint
8.58g
26mm
SBCV 1729
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Lysimachos 35 viewsLysimachos
Drachm Colophon 301-297 b.c

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ;Zeus on throne holding eagle; forepart of lion and torch at left field, pentagram under throne

17.31mm 4.10gm

Price L26 ; Thompson 126
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Lysimachos Alexander the Great Portrait Coin117 viewsLysimachos, Portrait of Alexander the Great, Kingdon of Thrace, Silver tetradrachm, (Posthumous issue c. 280 - 200 BC), 16.675g, 30.6mm, die axis 0o, Müller 460, Thompson -, SNG Cop -, SNG UK -, uncertain mint,
OBV: Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
REV: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike crowning name with wreath in right,
resting left arm on shield at side, transverse spear behind, bow case inner left

EX: Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale (18 Sep 2008), lot 20015; EX: Forum Ancient Coins
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Macedon,Alexander III. AR tetradrachm32 viewsprice 1679 / Themnos mint /188-170BC
obv: head of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin
rev: Zeus Aetophoros seated l. M l. in field. monograms
above oinoche withen vine tendril,eagle and sceptre
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC175 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.190g

Obv: Bust of Alexander as Herakles r., wearing lion-skin headdress.

Rx: Zeus seated l. on throne; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue, AΛEΧANΔΡOY in r. field; wreath in l. field, ΔΙ beneath throne

References: Price-2949

Mint: Side

ex Harlan J. Berk
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Ar drachm29 viewsPrice 1382 / 310-301 BC
obv: Head of young Heraclea r. wearing lion-skin headdress
rev: ALEXANDROU Zues enthrond l. holding eagle and scepter forpart of
Pegasus l. monogram NO below throne
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great 359-336 BCE27 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 934, nice VF, Macedonian mint, 6.328g,
17.4mm, 0°, c. 359 - 336 B.C.E.
Obverse: head Apollo right wearing taenia.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, young male rider
atop horse prancing to right, LO monogram below.
18.0 mm, 7.01 g.
Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom,
but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great.
He personally selected the design of his coins.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
Quant.Geek
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Macrinus, AE 27of Nikopolis ad Istrum, magistrate Agrippa.22 viewsMoesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Macrinius 217-218 CE.
Obverse: AV K M OPEL CEVH MAKRINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust with scale armour right.
Reverse: VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRW, Tyche in long double chiton and palla, wearing kalathos standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae.
Varbanov 3420, 27.75mm 12.8 g.
sold 4-2018
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Manuel I Komnenus AE half tetarteron 37 viewsReverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOTH or similar Manuel bearded facing wearing crown and miltary attire and holding cruciform sceotre and gl. cr.
Mint: Unk greek mint
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1981 H. 18.5-6 (as Sear 1978 but smaller)
14mm 1.86
wileyc
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196416 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
wileyc
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196665 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


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

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Manuel I, SBCV 197520 viewsFull Brockage
MANγHΛ ΔECΠOT
Facing bust wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
AE tetarteron, 23mm, 4.85g
novacystis
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Maurice Tiberius Follis - Antioch Mint,582-602 AD11 views
Maurice Tiberius Follis - Antioch Mint,582-602 AD - AE Follis (40 Nummi)
Obv: PTINOC ~ ~ TIANTAPPIV Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes; in right hand, mappa in left hand, eagle-tipped sceptre.
Rev: Large m; cross above; to left A/N/N/O in four lines; to right, II - 2nd regnal year - 586/7 AD; THEuP in exergue.
Britanikus
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Maximianus I, RIC 292 Lugdunum16 viewsMAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS, 286-305
Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: COMES - AVGG / C Minerva, wearing long dress, mantle and helmet, standing facing, head turned left., holding shield with her left hand, lance with her right hand.
RIC 292, 23.9 mm., 3.2 g.
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Michael VII, Ducus Miliaresion12 viewsObverse: EN TOVTW NIKATE MIXAHL S MARIA, cross crosslet on globus resting on
three steps, x at center of cross, pellet within crescent on shaft;
in field to left, facing bust of Michael, bearded, wearing crown and
jeweled chlamys; to right, facing bust of Maria, wearing crown and
loros; triple border
Reverse: MIXAHL KAI MARIA PICTOI RACILEIC PWMAIWN in
five lines; -+- above and below; triple border.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1071-1078 CE
SB 1874, DO 6
20mm, 1.75g (clipped)
wileyc
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Parthian empire. AR drachm33 viewsSellwood 28.3 Ekbatana mint. 122-91 BC
obv:Mithradates II dia. bust l. wearing tiara
rev: BASILEWS BASI-LEWN MEGALOU ARSAKOU EPIFANDS
Arsakes seated R.on throne holding bow
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Thermai Himerensis,Sicily. AE 1614 viewsGross 2311 / SNG ANS 190 / 407-406 BC
obv: bust of Hera r. wearing stephane drp.r.
rev: bust of Herakles r. with lion-skin headdress
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#L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius32 viewsRome mint. ISMR behind, head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress / L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue, bull charging right.

"The obverse refers to the the cult of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium, the moneyer's birthplace. The reverse is likely a play on the moneyer's name (Taurus sounds like Thorius). Cicero described L. Thorius Balbus as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. This is one of the most common republican denarii." -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David Sear and Robert Loosley
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100 viewsROME
Æ Tessera (12mm, 0.70 g, 7 h)
Crescent and stars series
Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus
Three stars over crescent
Hristova & Jekov, Nikopolis 8.(?)0.48.8; vAuctions 270, lot 360
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40 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 4.11 g, 12 h)
Cybele riding right on lion, holding transverse scepter
Attis standing right, wearing Phrygian cap, holding long scepter and ears of grain
Rostowzew 3213, pl. X, 14 var. (no legend); München 631 var. (same); BM 1356-9 var. (same)
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14 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.35 g, 12h)
Draped bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder, with hair and beard in Antonine-Severan style
The Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding spear and bridle of horse
Rostovtsev 2085; Rostovtsev & Prou 377

Rostovtsev suggests that the obverse may depict Caracalla. This interpretation is somewhat plausible, but unlikely, considering the additional object on the obverse, and the bare head of the figure.
Ardatirion
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35 viewsROME
PB Tessera (23mm, 5.99 g, 12 h)
Head of Mercury right, wearing petasus
Caduceus
Cf. Rostovtsev 2739 (much smaller)
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33 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Alexander.
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.95 g, 4h)
Artemis kneeling right, bathing, within grotto surmounted by half-length figure of Aktaion, wearing antlers and raising arms
Hippocampus right, AΛЄ Ξ around
Gülbay & Kireç –; Gorny & Mosch 212 (5 March 2013), lot 3333 (same dies); Vossen 35 (this coin)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection, 35
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82 viewsUNITED STATES, Hard Times. Political issues.
CU Token (29mm, 8.98 g, 11h)
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1838
Head of Liberty (or native American?) left, wearing ribbon inscribed LOCO FOCO; thirteen stars around; 1838
* BENTON */ EXPER IMENT. MINT/ DROP/ – within wreath
Rulau HT 63; Low 55
Ardatirion
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42 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (23mm, 5.21 g, 1 h)
[Dated RY 2 of an uncertain era?]
Draped bust of Antinoös right, wearing hem-hem crown; crescent before, [Θω behind]
Nike advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath; L [B flanking?]
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 11655; Köln 3560 var. (size)
Ardatirion
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31 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (21mm, 5.05 g, 3 h)
Dated year 8 of an uncertain era
Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown; L [H] flanking
Draped bust of Serapis-Helios right, wearing calathus; L H flanking
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 6445; Köln 3579
Ardatirion
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26 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera – Dichalkon
Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown(?);[Δ]/I downward to left, X/A downward to right
Tyche standing right, holding rudder and cornucopia; [Λ/K] downwards to left, [O/N] downwards to right

This piece is extremely important for the study of lead tokens in Roman Egypt. The legend reads DIXALKON, normally a bronze denomination. Leads bearing denominational names are known from only a few specimens (see Köln 3502, for one such piece from Memphis), including one of this type in Dattari (Savio).
Ardatirion
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37 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (21mm, 4.14 g, 4 h)
Dated year 2 of an uncertain era
Confronted busts of Antinous, draped and wearing hem-hem crown, and Isis, draped and wearing headdress; [L] B flanking
Nilus reclining left on hippopatumus, holding cornucopia and reeds
Milne -; Milne, Memphis p. 115; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3569-70; Rostovtsev & Prou 665-6; Roma 6 (29 September 2013), lot 923-4
Ardatirion
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78 viewsEGYPT, Arsinoe (Krokodilopolis).
PB Tessera (25mm, 5.65 g, 12 h)
Head of pharoah right, wearing nemes crown and postiche; papyrus branch before
ΠΟΛЄωC ΑΡCЄΝΟЄΙΤωΝ (retrograde)
Sobek (crocodile) right on a pedestal, solar disk above; all within laurel wreath tied at the bottom
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 6423; Köln 3495

Ex Elsen 58 (12 June 1999), lot 1634
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25 viewsEGYPT, Koptos
PB Tessera (13mm, 1.88 g)
Head of Harpokrates facing slightly right, wearing skhent crown and raising index finger to lip; behind, cornucopia
Stag standing right
Milne 5354-8; Dattari (Savio) 11870, 11872; Köln -
Ardatirion
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12 viewsEGYPT, Memphis
PB Tessera
Uncertain figure standing facing, holding bust of Harpokrates wearing skent crown; MEMΦIC to right
Serapis enthroned left, holding scepter, with Cerberus at feet; to left, Demeter(?) standing right, holding scepter; to right, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3563
Ardatirion
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50 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (21mm, 10.52 g, 2h)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis
Athena flying left on globe, holding wreath and palm frond over shoulder
Milne 5291; Dattari (Savio) 11817 (same dies); Köln 3509-17 var. (no letters, no globe)
Ardatirion
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30 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (21mm, 3.89 g, 12 h)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis; spear before
Nike advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath
Milne 5292-4; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3528 (same dies)
Ardatirion
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21 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.63 g, 2h)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis; spear before
Nike advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath; OΞ to left
Milne 5297; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3523-5
Ardatirion
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19 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (22mm, 12.13 g)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis
Oak wreath enclosing uncertain letters (OΞ monogram?)
Milne 5317-9; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3557-8
Ardatirion
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14 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera
Agathodaimon serpent erect right, [wearing skhent crown?]
Blank
Milne –; cf. Dattari (Savio) 11919 = Naville 31, lot 276; Köln –
Ardatirion
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17 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.34 gm 2 h) Dated year 4 of an uncertain era
Bust of Horus right, wearing stylized pschent crown, being crowned by Victory flying left; LΔ (date) to lower right
Nilus recling left on crocodile, holding reeds and cornucopia, being crowned by Victory flying right
Milne 5415 corr. (date); Dattari (Savio) 11642; Köln –; CNG E-353, lot 370 (same dies)
Ardatirion
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69 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS. Civil War. Wooster, Ohio. J.R. Bowman.
CU Token (19mm, 3.57 g, 2 h)
Dated 1863
Head of Liberty left, wearing feathered headdress inscribed LIBERTY, within circle of thirteen stars, 1863 below
J. R. BOWMAN/ DEALER/ IN/ WATCHES/ CLOCKS/ &/ JEWELRY/ WEST LIBERTY ST./ WOOSTER, O., clock hands in background
Rulau CWT 975B-3a
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Tetricus II: minimi (Pax Avgg)18 viewsTetricus II, Gallic caesar (usurper) (272-274)
Antoninianus : Pax Avgg (274?)

Bronze, 1.90 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 6h

A/ [C PIV] ESV T[ETRICV]S CAES; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ PAX-A[VGG]; Pax standing left, wearing a helmet (!), holding a flower and a sceptre

Curious representation of Pax on this local imitation.

Droger
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RIC.158 Augustus (AE, Nimes dupondius)6 viewsAugusutus, emperor (-27/14)
AE: Nimes dupondius (-8/-3, Nimes mint)

bronze, 20mm diameter, 12.74 g, die axis: 1h

A/ IMP / DIVI F above and below heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right), back to back, that of Agrippa wearing rostral crown and that of Augustus is oak-wreathed
R/ COL / ENM to left and right of a chained crocodile and a palm tree
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"As de Nîmes" or "crocodile" Ӕ dupondius of Nemausus (9 - 3 BC), honoring Augustus and Agrippa27 viewsIMP DIVI F , Heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right) back to back, Agrippa wearing rostral crown and Augustus the oak-wreath / COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm-shoot with short dense fronds and tip right; two short palm offshoots left and right below, above on left a wreath with two long ties streaming right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agrippa had several children through his three marriages. Through some of his children, Agrippa would become ancestor to many subsequent members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He has numerous other legacies.
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(00001) OCTAVIA (with MARK ANTONY)72 viewsOctavia
(sister of Augustus; 4th wife of Mark Antony)
b. 69 BC- d. 11 BC
AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm 27 mm - 11.35 g; struck 39 BC
O: M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, head of Antony right, wearing ivy wreath, lituus below; all within wreath of ivy and flowers
R: III. VIR. R.P.C, draped bust of Octavia right above cista; flanked by coiled snakes.
Ephesus mint.
RPC I 2201; CRI 262; Sydenham 1197; RSC 2.
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(00040b) LIVIA (with Tiberius)25 viewsb. 58 BC - d. 29 AD
(wife of Augustus; mother of Tiberius; grandmother of Claudius)
struck 14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia r., wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
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(0117) HADRIAN47 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 138 AD
BILLON TETRADRACHM 12.78 g
O: HEAD OF HADRIAN, RIGHT
R: AGATHODAEMON SERPENT ERECT, RIGHT, WEARING SKHENT AND SUPPORTING A WINGED CADUCEUS IN ITS FOLD
MILNE 946 (year 4)
ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN EGYPT
(ex Aegean Numismatics)
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(0117) HADRIAN40 views117-138 AD
(struck 133-134 AD)
Æ Drachm 34 mm 21.58 gm
O: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: Isis Pharia standing right, wearing chiton, peplos and headdress of horns, disk and plumes, billowing sail in both hands and under left foot, sistrum in right; I / L - H across lower fields (year 18)
Alexandria, Roman Egypt
SNG Cop. 384; BMC Alexandria p. 89, 754 var; Köln.1118
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(0117) HADRIAN38 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 138 AD
BILLON TETRADRACHM 12.78 g
O: HEAD OF HADRIAN, RIGHT
R: AGATHADAEMON SERPENT ERECT, RIGHT, WEARING SKHENT AND SUPPORTING A WINGED CADUCEUS IN ITS FOLD
MILNE 946 (year 4)
ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN EGYPT
(ex Aegean Numismatics)
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(0117) HADRIAN--Alexandria21 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 120-121 AD
Billon Tetradrachm 23.5 mm, 14.3 g
O: AVT KAI TPAI CEB Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder, crescent before
R: Agathodaemon serpent erect right, wearing skhent and entwining caduceus and grain ears in coils; LE (date) in exe.
Egypt, Alexandria; Ref: Emmett 803.5 koln 804/805 var. Dattari 1547 Milne 982 RPC 3, 5270
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(0117) HADRIAN--Alexandria23 views117 - 138 AD
Struck 120-121 AD
Billon Tetradrachm 23.5 mm, 14.3 g
O: AVT KAI TPAI CEB Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder, crescent before
R: Agathodaemon serpent erect right, wearing skhent and entwining caduceus and grain ears in coils; LE (date) in exe.
Egypt, Alexandria; Ref: Emmett 803.5 koln 804/805 var. Dattari 1547 Milne 982 RPC 3, 5270
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS22 views138 - 161 AD
AE 23 mm; 8.11 g
O:Laureate head right
R: Bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls
Syria, Laodicea ad Mare
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS12 views138-161 AD
Struck 140 – 141 AD
AE 24.5 mm, 9.54 g
O: Laureate and draped bust left.
R:Bust of Tyche as city goddess left, wearing headdress of gateway, turret, lighthouse and walls; KO to left, HP P to right (date).
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria, Laodikea ad Mare mint; cf BMC 64
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(0161) LUCIUS VERUS--MT. ARGAEUS17 views161-169
AE 20.5 mm, 7.09 g
O: ΑΥΤΟΚP ΟΥΗΡΟС СƐ[Β] laureate bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right
R: [ΚΑΙСΑΡƐωΝ Τ] ΠΡ ΑΡΓΑΙω ƐΤΟΒ Mount Argaios with tall conical top
Cappadocia, Caesaria; cf RPC 4 6870 (temp); SNG I 2240
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(0177) COMMODUS17 views177 - 192 AD
AE 19 mm; 3.77 g
O: ΑV ΚΑΙ ΚοΜΜοΔοС laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right; countermark of head lower right
R: ƐΛΑΙΤΩΝ draped bust of Demeter or Persephone (with features of Crispina), r., holding poppy and two ears of corn
Aiolis, Elaea; ref. BMC 48, Cop 199
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(0177) COMMODUS8 views177-192 AD
AE 18 mm, 3.3 g
O: [ ] C KOMODO Laureate head r.
R: [ ] PROC ICTRON Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos(?), standing left with cornucopia and holding patera over burning altar
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; Varbanov (engl.) 2166c, Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.36.1, not in AMNGb
(RPC lists this as 10522, incorrectly identifying rev. as Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia)
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(0177) COMMODUS--ANCHIALOS35 views177 - 192 AD
struck ca. 191 - 192 AD, issued by Caecilius Servilianus, Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae
Æ 29.5 mm; 6.90 g
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡ - ΚΟΜΟΔΟC , laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, facing right; two countermarks in ovals: helmeted head of Athena, and DX
R: ΗΓ ΚΑΙ CΕΡΟΥΙΛΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ , emperor (Commodus) on horseback, r., wearing military dress, holding spear.
Thrace, Anchialos
Ref. cf AMNG 441, pl. VI. 16 (rev.) ; RPC online coin type temporary № 4532 (2 pieces listed) but described as "galloping" ; Moushmov 2799; rare
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(0177) COMMODUS--HADRIANOPOLIS16 views177 – 192 AD
Struck c. 184 AD
Iulius Castus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae)
AE 26 mm; 9.08 g
O: ΑV ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass with traces of paludamentum, r.
R: ΗΓΕ ΙΟV ΚΑСΤΟV ΑΔΡΙΑ[ΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤ] nude Apollo advancing, r., holding strung bow
Thrace, Hadrianopolis; ref. RPC (temporary) 10537; cf Jurukova 122
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(0177) COMMODUS--PARIUM35 views177 - 192 AD
AE 25 mm; 6.8 g
O: IMP CAI M AV COM[ODVS] Bust of Commodus right, laureate and wearing paludamentum
R: CGIHP Capricorn right, cornucopia on back, (holding globe between forehooves?)
Mysia, Parium (Parion); cf SNG von Aulock 7441; cf BMC 103
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(0177) COMMODUS--PAUTALIA31 views177 - 192 AD
20 mm max; 3.29 g
O: [ΑV ΚΑΙ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС](or similar), draped bust wearing laurel wreath right;
R: OΥΛΠIAC ΠAΥTAΛI--, snake coiled around altar, head right;
Thrace, Pautalia
cf RPC v.4 8935-8936; Ruzicka, Pautalia 249-250, Cop 698
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS38 views193 - 211 AD
AE 23 mm 5.05 g
O: Rad Bust right
R: The Eastern god MEN draped & wearing Phrygian hat, standing facing, head right, right foot on bucranium and crescent on shoulders; holding scepter in left hand, right arm holding globe surmounted by Nike walking right with trophy on shoulder; cock at foot left
ANTIOCH in PISIDIA
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS12 views193-211 AD
AE 17.9 mm, 2.89 g
O: AV KAI CE - CEVHROC laureate head right
R: NIKOPOLI - T PROC TRO Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, standing left holding cornucopiae in left arm and pateran in outstretched right hand
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; cf AMNG I/1, 1397 var; Varbanov (engl.) 2386; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.36.13
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Retrograde Reverse Legend)25 views193-211 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.41 g
(struck under governor Aurelius Gallus)
O: [AV KL] CEP - CEVHRO[C P] Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: VP AVR GALL - OV NIKOPOLIT / PROC I (retrograde, beginning at 5 o'clock, counterclockwise)
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, standing left, resting with raised left hand on thyrsos, lowered right hand holding kantharos and pouring
wine
ref. a) not in AMNG
obv. AMNG I/1, 1304
rev. legend not in AMNG
AMNG I/1, 1306 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.8.8
d) Blancon list 43, 2003
Nikocopolis ad Istrum; very rare
(one of the rare coins with retrograde legend)
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(0198) CARACALLA40 views198 - 217 AD
AE 21 mm; 6.44 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Poseidon standing in a facing quadriga driven by four hippocamps, head left, draped and wearing kalathos, a dolphin in his right, trident in his left;
Berytus mint; BMC Phoenicia p. 75, 156, SNG Cop 111; rare
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(0198) CARACALLA36 views198 - 217 AD
AE 25 mm; 8.63 g
O: AVT K M AVP CEVHPOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right;
R: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great god of Odessos standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia
Odessos, Moesia Inferior; Varbanov I 4373 ff.
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(0198) CARACALLA & JULIA DOMNA22 views198-217 AD
Æ 28 mm; 10.74 g
Struck 215 AD
(Quintilianus, consular legate)
O: Confronted busts of Caracalla right, laureate, and Julia Domna left, draped
R:Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos; Є (denomination mark) before.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis; ref. Hristova & Jekov 6.19.6.4; Moushmov 476; AMNG 658 v.
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(0198) GETA48 views198 - 212 AD
Struck 209 AD*
AE 29.5 mm 14.99 g
O: AVT K P CEP MIOC GETA laureate head right
R: PAVTA (right) LIAC (below) OVLPIAC (left) Septimius, togate, handing globe to Geta, in military dress, laureate, holding a spear. Between them, a seated captive, hands tied behind back, wearing Phrygian cap.
Pautalia
Varbanov 5404, same dies as this specimen.
Ruzicka, Pautalia 909, recording five specimens from two reverse dies. The reverse he illustrates, pl. VII, is from the same die as this specimen.
Very Rare
*(Geta is Augustus on the obverse, so reverse type probably refers to his promotion to joint emperor late in 209)
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(0198) GETA29 views198 - 212 AD
Struck 209 AD*
AE 29.5 mm 14.99 g
O: AVT K P CEP MIOC GETA laureate head right
R: PAVTA (right) LIAC (below) OVLPIAC (left) Septimius, togate, handing globe to Geta, in military dress, laureate, holding a spear. Between them, a seated captive, hands tied behind back, wearing Phrygian cap.
Pautalia
Varbanov 5404, same dies as this specimen.
Ruzicka, Pautalia 909, recording five specimens from two reverse dies. The reverse he illustrates, pl. VII, is from the same die as this specimen.
Very Rare
*(Geta is Augustus on the obverse, so reverse type probably refers to his promotion to joint emperor late in 209)
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(02) AUGUSTUS83 views27 BC - 14 AD
struck 10 - 14 AD
AE Dupondius 26 mm, 12.91 g
O: IMP DIVI F P P, laureate heads of Agrippa wearing rostral crown left, and Augustus right, back-to-back;
R: COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm tree, wreath with long ties above, two palms fronds below
Nemausus mint; cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SRCV 1731
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(02) AUGUSTUS23 views27 BC - 14 AD
struck 10 - 14 AD
AE Dupondius 28 mm max, 11.87 g
O: IMP DIVI F P P, laureate heads of Agrippa wearing rostral crown left, and Augustus right, back-to-back;
R: COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm tree, wreath with long ties above, two palms fronds below
Nemausus mint; cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SRCV 1731
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(02) AUGUSTUS37 views27 BC - 14 AD
struck 10 - 14 AD
AE Dupondius 27 mm, 12.5 g
O: IMP DIVI F P P, laureate heads of Agrippa wearing rostral crown left, and Augustus right, back-to-back;
R: COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm tree, wreath with long ties above, two palms fronds below
Nemausus mint; cf. RIC I 159, RPC I 525, SRCV 1731
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN (as Caesar)29 views217 - 218 AD
AE 27 mm; 12.70 g
O: K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ∆IA∆OYMENIANOC, bare head right;
R: VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTRΩ, Homonoia (Concordia) standing left, wearing kalathos, patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar, cornucopia in left hand.
Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Varbanov I 3676
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(0218) ELAGABALUS17 views218 - 222 AD
AE 17 mm; 5.1 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Bust of Serapis right wearing kalathos, facing right
Caesarea Maritima in Palestine; cf BMC cf 116-7
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(0218) Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa9 viewsAD 218-222. (Julius Antonius Seleucus, legatus consularis)
AE Pentassarian 27 mm, 8.95 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Maesa left, draped and wearing stephane
R: Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter; E (mark of value) to right.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. ref. a) AMNG I/1, 936
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1642
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.28.1.2 var. (E in right field)
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(0238) GORDIAN III10 views238-244
AE Pentassarion 28 mm, 8.94 g (Tullius Menophilus, legatus consularis)
O: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC / AVΓ. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian and draped bust of Serapis, wearing calathus, facing one another.
R: VΠ MINOΦΙΛOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT / ΩN. Serapis standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding sceptre; E (mark of value) to left.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Cf. Varbanov 2011-2.
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(0238) GORDIAN III -- MARKIANOPOLIS77 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm 13.54 g
O: M ANT GORDIANOS AVG
LAUR DR CUIR BUST OF GORDIAN R, FACING DR BUST OF SERAPIS WEARING KALATHOS L (confronted busts)
R: VII MHNOFILOV MARKIANOPOLITWN AESKLEPIOS STANDING L HOLDING SNAKE-ENTWINED STAFF. E IN LEFT FIELD
MARKIANOPOLIS (LEGATE TULLIUS MENOPHILUS)
MOUSHMOV 789; Hristova/Jekov No. 6.37.20.3
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(0238) GORDIAN III--Odessos23 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.71 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right vis-a-vis draped bust of Serapis left, wearing Kalathos and holding cornucopia. (confronted busts)
R: Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; E in right field.
Moesia Inferior, Odessos mint; Varbanov 4462 var.
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(0241) TRANQUILLINA25 views(wife of Gordian III)
241-244 AD
AE 7.108g, 23.7mm max.
O: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, elaborate hairstyle with hair in ridges, and in plait looped below her ear and then up the back of her head;
R: COL FL PA-C, DEVLT (starting above, ending in exergue), she-wolf standing right, head turned back left, suckling the infant twins Romulus and Remus
Thrace, Deultum (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint
Jurukova Deultum 414; SNG Deultum 1526 (O148/R67); Draganov Deultum 1527a (O148/R67);
Varbanov II 2957 (R4); Moushmov 3744; MPR II-4 2083um
(ex Forum)
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(0244) OTACILIA SEVERA22 views(wife of Philip I)
244 - 249 AD--Magistrate Ainius
AE 24 mm, 6.30 g
O: M WTA CEBHRA C, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: EP AINIOY MAGNH CIPYL, Kybele, turreted, seated left,
holding patera and resting arm on drum, lion standing left at her side.
Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum
SNG Cop 270; BMC 86; SNG Munich 290
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(0244) OTACILIA SEVERA 17 views(wife of Philip I The Arab)
244 - 249 AD
AE 26 mm; 10.45 g
O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip and draped bust of Otacilia Severa left, wearing stephane, facing one another (confronted)
R: Eagle standing left, head right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak.
cf AMNG I 3585; Moushmov 2308; Varbanov 5760
Moesia Inferior, Thrace, Tomis
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(0244) PHILIP I & OTACILIA SEVERA14 views244 - 249 AD
AE 26 mm; 10.45 g
O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip and draped bust of Otacilia Severa left, wearing stephane, facing one another (confronted)
R: Eagle standing left, head right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak.
cf AMNG I 3585; Moushmov 2308; Varbanov 5760
Moesia Inferior, Thrace, Tomis
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(0283) NUMERIAN14 views283 - 284 AD
Billon tetradrachm 19.3 mm max., 7.732 g
O: A K M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: Athena seated left on high backed throne, wearing crested helmet, Nike in right, shield leaning against throne, L - B* (year 2) across fields
Alexandria mint; Milne 4719; Curtis 1939; Dattari 5608; BMC Alexandria p. 319, 2464 var. (star)
(ex FORUM)
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(03) TIBERIUS20 views14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia right, wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
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(0308) LICINIUS I31 views308 - 324 AD
Silvered AE 19 mm 3.25 g
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, laur bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter and globe in left hand, mappa in right
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe, wreath to left, Gamma to right
SMK in exe
Cyzicus
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II20 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 18.5 mm max. 1.96 g
O: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, turning to face soldier and extending right arm.
D in left field; SCON in exe.
Arles mint; cf RIC VIII Arles 215
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(0324) FAUSTA57 views(2nd wife of Constantine I; daughter of Maximian; mother of emperors Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans)
324 - 326 AD
AE 20.7 mm 2.86 g
O: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG
DR BUST R, HAIR WAVED WITH BUN AT TACK, WEARING PEARL NECKLACE
R: SPES REIPVBLICAE
FAUSTA STANDING FACING, LOOKING L, HOLDING INFANTS CONSTANTINE II AND CONSTANTIUS II
SMK DELTA(?) IN EXE
RIC 50 SCARCE
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(0351) CONSTANTIUS GALLUS20 views351 - 354 AD (Caesar)
AE 18 mm, 2.15 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap, horseman's shield on ground at right. ASIS in ex;
Siscia Mint; RIC 351
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(0351) CONSTANTIUS GALLUS23 viewsCAESAR 351 - 354 AD
AE 18 mm; 2.15 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap, horseman's shield on ground at right; ASIS in exe
Siscia Mint
RIC VIII 351
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(0355) JULIAN II THE APOSTATE (as Caesar)27 viewsJulian II as Caesar
Caesar: 355 –360
Augustus: 360 -- 361.
Sole Augustus: 361 –363
struck 355 - 360 AD (Officina 2)
AE 17.5 mm; 2.33 g
Obv.: FL CL IVLIANVS NOB C / M , his bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev.: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO helmeted soldier standing l., spearing fallen horseman; horseman, wearing pointed hat, leaning l. on horse, turned r. and raising hand, shield on ground r.; MSLG in exe.
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint
RIC VIII, 191, 200 (R) ; Bastien 248 (3 ex) ; nummus-bible-database.com: only 1 piece, also from officina 2. Rare
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(05) CLAUDIUS (CERES)24 views41 - 54 AD
AE 27 mm, 11.71 g
O: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP Bare headed bust of Claudius left
R: CERES AVGVSTA; SC IN EXE. Seated figure of Ceres left wearing veil, holding corn ear in right hand and torch across knee with left hand.

(Probably an unofficial imitative; note backward S in CERES and backward C in the SC on reverse.)
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(06) NERO27 views54 - 68 AD
Struck 65 - 66 AD
Billon tetracrachm 24 mm 11.78 g
O: NERWKLAYKAISSEBGER Radiatebust of Nero right, wearing aegis
R: AYIGO-KRA Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant head headdress, L IB (year 12) right
Alexandria, Provincial Egypt
Milne 238, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, Koln 172, Dattari 204, BMC 163, RPC 5289
(ex Forum)
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(06) NERO29 views54 - 68 AD
struck 67-68 AD
AR Tetradrachm 24.5 mm X 28 mm; 13.65 g
O: NEPΩN KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate bust right wearing aegis;
R: ETOYC [...], eagle standing left holding wreath in beak, palm left
Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint; Prieur 92, RPC I 4192, Wruck 48
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(06) NERO16 views54-68 AD
AE 16.5 mm; 3.88 g
O:Draped bust right.
R: Hekate standing facing, wearing polos and holding long torch in each hand.
Lydia, Philadelphia; RPC 3041.
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(06) NERO16 views54 - 68 AD
Struck 65 - 66 AD
Billon tetracrachm 24 mm 11.78 g
O: NERWKLAYKAISSEBGER Radiatebust of Nero right, wearing aegis
R: AYIGO-KRA Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant head headdress, L IB (year 12) right
Alexandria, Provincial Egypt
Milne 238, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109, Koln 172, Dattari 204, BMC 163, RPC 5289
(ex Forum)
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(0602) PHOCAS13 views602-610.
Struck 603-610, 5th officina
Æ Half Follis 25 mm, 5.63 g
O: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
R: Large XX; star above; CONЄ
Constantinople mint DOC 37e; SB 644.
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(0641) CONSTANS II41 views641-668 AD
AE Half Follis 18 mm; 4.10 g
O: Beardedbbust facing; wearing consular robes and crown with trefoil ornament, holding mappa and globus cruciger
R: Large cross dividing C-T and X-X; above cross, star between two pellets
CARTHAGE mint
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(0813) LEO V (The Armenian)75 views813-820 AD
AE Follis 17 mm X 20 mm 3.01 g
O: Facing bust of Leo with a short beard, wearing a crown and loros and holding cross potent
R: Facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger.
Syracuse mint, Sear Byzantine 1636



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(0886) LEO VI (The Wise)36 views886 - 912 AD
AE FOLLIS 25 mm 6.69 g
O: + LЄOn ЬAS ILЄ[V]S ROm
BUST FACING, WITH SHORT BEARD, WEARING CROWN & CHALMYS
R +LЄOn/Єn ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OmЄOn IN FOUR LINES ( Leo by the grace of God king of the Romans )
CONSTANTINOPLE
SBV 1729 - DO8
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(0920) CONSTANTINE VII and ROMANUS I LECAPENUS19 views920 - 944 AD
AE 23 mm, 4.99 g
O: Romanus I facing, bearded, wearing jewelled chlamys and crown with cross, globus cruciger in left, transverse labarum in right
R: Legend in four lines
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(0945) CONSTANTINE VII AND ROMANUS II30 viewsApr 945 - Nov 959 AD
AE FOLLIS 26 mm 5.77 g
(double strike on rev.)
O: +COnST bASIL ROM
CONSTINE VII FACING, BEARDED, WEARING MODIFIED LOROS AND CROWN WITH CROSS, GLOBUS CRUCIGER IN L HAND, AKAKIA IN R HAND
R: + COnSt/EnThEO bA/SILEVS R/OmEOn
DOC 26; SEAR 1761
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(10) VESPASIAN (Titus and Domitian as Caesars)24 views69 - 79 AD
Reign of Vespasian
AE 19.5 mm; 3.05 g
O: laureate bust of Titus on left, confronted with bare-headed, draped bust of Domitian;
R: Apollo standing right wearing long chiton, taenia in right, laurel branch in left
Aegae, Aeolis. RPC II 968; BMC Aeolis p. 98, 22; SNG Cop 25. scarce;
d.s.
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(1118) JOHN II COMNENUS35 views1118-1143 AD
Billon Aspron Trachy. 30.5 mm max. 2.78 g
Constantinople Mint
O: Bust of Christ
R: Bust of John II facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding sceptre and globus cruciger
Sear 1944
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(1118) JOHN II COMNENUS36 views1118-1143 AD
Billon Aspron Trachy. 27 mm 4.97 g
Constantinople Mint
O: Bust of Christ
R: Bust of John II facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding sceptre and globus cruciger
Sear 1944
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(1143) MANUEL I, COMNENUS34 views8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
AE TETRATERON 20 mm 3.19 g
O: CROSS WITH X AT CENTER STANDING ON 3 STEPS, IC TO L, XC TO R
R: MANMHΛ ΔεCΠOTH (or similar)
HALF LENGTH FIGURE OF MANUEL I FACING, WEARING LOROS AND CROWN AND HODING LABARUM AND BLOBUS CRUCIGER
THESSALONICA
SBCV 1976?
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(172_192) Comode - Aguila (Tracia)22 viewsADPIANOPOLEI.
Coin type
Temporary Number 10552
City; Province; Region Hadrianopolis; Thrace; Thrace
Date 191–192
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass(?) and paludamentum, r.
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Λ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟΣ
Reverse design eagle standing, facing, head, l., spreading wings
Reverse inscription ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤ
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 3,30 g
Average die-axis 6
Type reference Jurukova 166
Ségusiaves
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(610-641) Heraclius [Sear 871]8 viewsAR Half Siliqua, 0.70 gm. Carthage mint. Struck 617-641 AD. Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Heraclius right / no legend, facing busts of Heraclius Constantine on left, wearing crown and chlamys, and Martina on right, wearing crown with long pendilia, and robes; cross between their heads, sometimes with four dots between their shoulders. DOC 233; MIB 149; SB 871.Ségusiaves
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(717-741) LEO III [Sear 1530]12 viewsCrowned bust facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe and akakia / DN O CONSTANTI... around crowned, facing bust of Constantine V, holding akakia and cross on globe, all above ornate horizontal bar; SC to left, L to right; large M below. SB 1530, DOC 54Ségusiaves
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(829-842) THEOPHILE [Sear 1681]11 viewsTheophilus (829-842). Æ 10 Nummi (19mm, 3.63g, 6h). Syracuse, 830-842. Crowned facing bust, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger. R/ Large M; X/X/X and N/N/N on either side; cross above; Θ below. DOC 30.9; Sear 1681. (Ex LAC)Ségusiaves
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(Deceased) Constantine I Magnus29 viewsFuneral issue of Constantine I (347-348 CE)
Veiled head of Constantine, right/Constantine standing right, wearing toga and veil. Legend: Veneranda Memoria.
Minted in Constantinople.
AE
Belisarius
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(VI) 9015 viewsMaximianus I
DN MAXIMIANO PF S AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
GENIO POP ROM
Genius standing left wearing turreted head-dress
-/-//PLN
RIC (VI) 90
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(VI)206cf19 viewsConstantine I
CONSTANTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left wearing trabea and holding eagle tipped sceptre
CONCORD MILIT
Concordia standing left with two standards
-/star//PLN
RIC (VI) - (cf 206); Huvelin 92a
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*Kings of Macedon. Amyntas III. 389-369 B.C. AE 14 mm38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion-skin.
Rev: Eagle devouring serpent r.
SNG C 557.
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*Lydia, Thyateira. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Athena / Athena33 views2nd century AD. Æ 21mm. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis, holding spear over shoulder / Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield, and spear. SNG Copenhagen 580 var. (patera in place of Nike).1 commentsancientone
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*SOLD*12 viewsCarthage, Zeugitania AE15

Attribution: SNG Cop 144 ff., Sardinia
Date: 300-264 BC
Obverse: head of Tanit l. wearing wreath of grain, earring and necklace
Reverse: horse's head r.
Size: 18.8 mm
Weight: 5.57 grams
ex-Forvm
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-Chersonesus Thraciae, Lysimachia. AE24 Artemis29 viewsLysimachia, the Thracian Chersonese.
Obv: Bust of young Herakles wearing lion skin
Rev: (ΛΥΣΙΜΑ) - ΧΕΩΝ Artemis r., clad in short chiton, holding with both hands two long torches; behind shoulder, top of bow and quiver.
BMC 2. Mushmov 5512
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..SMHε.86 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.42 g, 17 mm, 11 h

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic

She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: ..SMHε.

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 134
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.SMHε58 viewsAE3/4 Follis, 2.48 g, 17 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted (with plume) wearing imperial cloak and ornamental necklace, bust left

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 2 stars above

Exergue: .SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 119
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0 Constantius II (Gaming Token?)30 viewsConstantius II, AE3, 22mm, Rome mint. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe, N behind bust / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor nimbate and in military dress, with shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting his spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him. N in right field. Mintmark R dot S. RIC VIII Rome 184 var (unlisted officina, RIC lists only officina T for this "R dot.. officina" issue.)4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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0.30 AR Athenian Tetradrachm 454-415 BCE61 viewsATTICA: Athens. Ca. 454(?)-415 BC. AR tetradrachm. Athena / Owl. Nice centering.

Silver tetradrachm, pl. XXII, 6´. Svoronos pl. 15, 30., 17.1gm, 24mm, gVF, 449-413 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring,; reverse A?E right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square.
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0009 - Denarius Papia 79 BC107 viewsObv/Head of Juno Sospita r., wearing goatskin, symbol behind.
Rev/Gryphon dancing r., symbol below, L PAPI in ex.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.82g
Moneyer: L. Papius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 384/1 [dies o/r: 211/211] - Syd. 773 - Calicó 1057 - RCV 311 - RSC Papia 1 - Cohen Papia 1
ex-Numismática Saetabis
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001 - Anonymus follis class A2 - Sear 181346 viewsObv: +EMMANOVHA, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels, the cover ornamented with central pellet in border of dots. To left IC and to right XC.
Rev: IhSYS / XRISTYS / bASILEY / bASILE in foyr lines. Dot above and below.
This type is attributed to the joint regin of Basil II and Constantine VIII 976-1025 AD.
30.0 mm. diameter.
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001 - Augustus and Agrippa Broken Half Dupondius33 viewsObv:– Heads of [Agrippa, wearing rostral wreath,] and Augustus, wearing laurel wreath, back to back, [IM]P [DIV]I F.
Rev:– COL [NEM], Crocodile chained to palm branch
Minted in Nemausus Mint, Gaul, struck after 10 AD.
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001 - Augustus and Agrippa Broken Half Dupondius31 viewsObv:– Heads of [Agrippa, wearing rostral wreath,] and Augustus, wearing laurel wreath, back to back, [IM]P [DIV]I F.
Rev:– COL [NEM], Crocodile chained to palm branch
Minted in Nemausus Mint, Gaul, struck after 10 AD.
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001 - Augustus and Agrippa Broken Half Dupondius18 viewsBroken Half Dupondius
Obv:– Heads of Agrippa, wearing rostral wreath, and Augustus, wearing laurel wreath, back to back, [IMP D]IVI F.
Rev:– [COL] NEM, Crocodile chained to palm branch
Minted in Nemausus Mint, Gaul, struck after 10 AD.
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001 - Augustus and Agrippa Dupondius31 viewsObv:– Heads of Agrippa, wearing rostral wreath, and Augustus, wearing laurel wreath, back to back, P-P, [IMP] DIVI [F].
Rev:– [COL] NEM, Crocodile chained to palm branch
Minted in Nemausus Mint, Gaul, struck after 10 AD.
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001a. Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony48 viewsSYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum. Mark Antony, with Cleopatra VII. 36-31 BC. Æ 19mm (5.45 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 (Egyptian) and 6 (Phoenician) of Cleopatra (32/1 BC). Draped bust of Cleopatra right, wearing stephane / Bare head of Mark Antony right; dates in legend. RPC I 4771; Rouvier 440 (Berytus); SNG München 1006; SNG Copenhagen 383 (Phoenicia). Near Fine, green patina.

Chalcis was given by Antony to Cleopatra in 36 BC. At the culmination of his spectacular triumph at Alexandria two years later, further eastern territories - some belonging to Rome - were bestowed on the children of the newly hailed “Queen of Kings” (referred to as the “Donations of Alexandria”). Shortly after, Antony formally divorced Octavia, the sister of Octavian. These actions fueled Octavian’s propagandistic efforts to win the support of Rome’s political elite and ultimately led to the Senate’s declaration of war on Cleopatra in 32 BC.

Ex-CNG
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002.Nero 54-68 AD31 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Roman Egypt
Mint: Alexandria,Egypt; Date: 66/67 AD
Obv: ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ Κ(ΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ Ας)-Radiate bust of Nero facing left,wearing aegis on shoulder,
LΙΓ in lower left field.(Year 13=66-67 AD).
Rev: ΘΕΟΣ(ΣΕΒΑΣΘΟΣ)-Radiate head of Divus Augustus facing right.
Size: 24mm,12.7gms
Ref: Milne-251; BMCGr-112; Emmett-113
Ex.Keith Emmett Collection; Ex.Wayne Phillips, Jan 1993; Ex.Beast Coins
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002a. Agrippa 53 viewsAgrippa

A close friend of Octavian (later Emperor Augustus), he won a name in the wars in Gaul before becoming consul in 37 He organized Octavian's fleet and is generally given much credit for the defeat (36 ) of Sextus Pompeius in the naval battles at Mylae and Naulochus (N Sicily). Agrippa took part in the war against Antony, and his naval operations were the basis of Octavian's decisive victory at Actium in 31 He was perhaps the most trusted of all Augustus' lieutenants and rendered many services, notably in putting down disorders in both the East and West. His third wife was Augustus' daughter Julia.

AS. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown. / Neptune standing, head left, S C at sides.

It seems like the quality and price of Agrippa coins run the whole spectrum...I think a decent example can be had for as little as $20. This is a bit more than that but I am happy with the quality of the metal and portrait.
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003 - Galerius (as Caesar 293-305 AD), Follis - RIC 16450 viewsObv: MAXIMIANVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, wearing modius and chlamys, sacrificing from patera on flaming altar and holding cornucopiae.
Minted in Lugdunum (PLC in exe, B in right field) 301-303 AD.
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003 - John I Tzimisces (969-976 AD), Millaresion - Sear 179241 viewsObv: +IhSyS XRISTyS NICA*, Cross crosslet on globus above two steps. at centre, circular medallion containing facing bust of John with short beard, wearing crown and loros and dividing the inscription I/W - A/N. Triple border ornamented with eight equally spaced glbules.
Rev: IWANN / EN XW AVTO / CRAT´EVESb´/ bASILEVS / RWMAIW´in five lines, -:- above and beneath, triple bordet as on obv.
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0030 - Denarius Caecilia 81 BC31 viewsObv/Head of Pietas r. wearing diadem; before, stork.
Rev/Jug and lituus, IMPER in ex. Laurel-wreath border.

Ag, 19.5mm, 3.76g
Moneyer: Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius.
Mint: North Italy.
RRC 374/2 [dies o/r: 30/33] - BMCRR Spain 47 - Syd. 751 - RSC Caecilia 44 - RCV 302
ex-Gerhard Hirsch, auction 250/1, lot 796
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0035 - Denarius Cassius 63 BC66 viewsObv/Head of Vesta l. wearing veil and diadem; on l. dish, on l. control letter.
Rev/Voter l., dropping tablet marked V into cista; on r., LONGIN III V.

Ag, 22.1mm, 3.89g
Moneyer: L.Cassius Longinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 413/1 [dies o/r: 94/104] - BMCRR Rome 3931 - RSC Cassia 10 - Syd. 935.
ex-Tkalec, auction 27 apr 2007, lot 156
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004 Agrippa (63-12 B.C.), RIC I 058 (Tiberius), Rome, AE-As, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.83 views004 Agrippa (63-12 B.C.), RIC I 058 (Tiberius), Rome, AE-As, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.
avers:- M•AGRIPPA•L•F•COS•III, head left wearing rostral crown.
revers:- Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left, S-C at sides.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 10,82 g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: Struck under Caligula, 37-41 A.D., ref: RIC 58 (Caligula), Cohen 3, BMC 161(Tiberius),
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0049 - Denarius Aemilia 114-3 BC39 viewsObv/ Laureate female bust (Roma?) r., veiled and wearing diadem; before, ROMA; behind, crossed X.
Rev/ Three arches, on which stands equestrian status - horseman wears cuirass and wreath, and holds spear in r. hand; around, MN AEMILIO; between arches, L E P.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: Mn. Aemilius Lepidus
Mint: Rome
RRC 291/1 [dies o/r: 283/354 - BMCRR Italy 590
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 116, lot 3080
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005 Agrippa. AE as 10.9gm27 viewsobv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III head l. wearing rostral crown
rev: SC Neptune stg. l., clocked, r. holding small dolphin, l. vert. trident
"son in law of Augustus"
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005. Nero 54-68AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, 63AD. DECVRSIO. 38.6mm190 viewsObv. Laureate ead right, wearing aegis NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
Rev. Nero on horseback prancing right, wearing cuirass, short tunic, and billowing cloak, spear in right hand, to right soldier moving right. carrying vexillum; to leftin shallow relief, soldier running right DECVRSIO in ex
BMCRE 155; Cohen 94, RIC I 176 var (obv legend)
38.6mm, 180o, 63 A.D. Rome mint.
This sestertius was an early emission from the Rome Mint, which resumed striking bronze after about 10 years of inactivity. The talented engraver, perhaps with extra time for this initial project, produced one of the best dies in the entire imperial bronze series. The special style, complemented by superior execution, has similarities to later medallions.


The fine expressive portrait has higher relief than the more common Lugdunum issues.
The reverse uses the roundness of the flan and three geometric planes of relief to both present the scene in a format that draws the eye to the emperor and show movement that is lacking on almost all other Roman coins. The rare use of geometric planes was repeated on ADLOCVTIO sestertii of Galba five years later, perhaps the work of the same artist. Rome sestertii after 70 A.D. are of far less impressive style.


The lack of SC leaves the reverse fields uncluttered. SC stood for Senatus Consultum, "By Decree of the Senate" and signified the role of the Senate in the minting of brass and bronze coinage. Many sestertii of Caligula and some brass and bronze of Nero lack SC. Subsequent issues include SC again, until inflation produced the demise of the sestertius under Gallienus, c. 265 AD
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0077 - Denarius Vibia 48 BC39 viewsObv/Head of Liber r., wearing ivy wreath; behind, PANSA.
Rev/Ceres walking r., carrying torches, plow before.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.66g
Moneyer: C.Vibius Pansa Caetronianius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 449/2 [dies o/r: 54/60]
ex-Artemide Aste, auction 5E, lot 1151
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009. C. Mamilius Limetanus.63 viewsDenarius, 82-81 BC, Rome mint.
Obverse: Bust of Mercury wearing winged hat; caduceus and the letter I behind.
Reverse: C MAMIL LIMETAN / Ulysses, dressed like a Greek sailor, being recognized by his dog Argus upon returning to Ithaca.
4.06 gm., 19 mm.
Syd. #741; RSC #Mamilia 6; Sear #282.

The Mamilia gens claimed descent from Mamilia, the daughter of Telgonius, reputed son of Ulysses. Mercury is an ancestor of Ulysses.

The story as told in Homer's "Odyssey" is somewhat different from that portrayed on this coin. When Ulysses returned to Ithaca after twenty years, he found his dog Argus lying on a dung heap and nearly dead. Argus had only enough strength to wag his tail in recognition of his master's voice before he died. Be that as it may, this is still an elegant portrayal of this touching scene, the likes of which are rarely found on Roman coinage.

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0093 - Denarius Valeria 82 BC30 viewsObv/ Draped bust of Victory r., wearing pendant earring and necklace, (control letter behind).
Rev/ C VAL FLA (VAL in ligature) on l., IMPERAT on r., EX SC across lower fields, aquila between signa exhibiting vexilla marked H (for hastati) and P (for principes).

Ag, 18.2 mm, 3.47 g
Moneyer: C. Valerius Flaccus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 365/1a [dies o/r: 36/39 (var. 1a --> 1c)] - Syd. 747a
ex-Tintinna, auction e9, lot 1108
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed14 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed.41 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed.11 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed..10 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

*Bad photos, bad lighting, camera trouble.... hard to show the true colour of this coin with my camera.
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed..10 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

*Bad photos, bad lighting, camera trouble.... hard to show the true colour of this coin with my camera.
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01. Athens Tetradrachm.127 viewsTetradrachm, 449 - 413 BC.
Obverse: "Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ / Owl, olive twig, and crescent moon.
17.15 gm., 24 mm.
S. #2526.
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011 Agrippa73 viewsAgrippa, Æ As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]


It's a bit glossy and hard to get a great shot
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0110 - Republic, Quartuncia66 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
Head of Roma right, wearing a crested helmet
Prow of galey right, ROMA above
3,41 gr - 15 mm
Ref :RCV # 624
According to RCV, "the quartuncia is the smallest denomination of the Roman bronze coinage, and has been briefly produced during the semilibral weight standard. With the further decline in the weight of the bronze coinage after 215 BC, issue of the experimental quartuncia ceased."
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0116 - Denarius Octavian 32-29 BC33 viewsObv/ Head of Venus r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ CAESAR DIVI F, Octavian l., in military dress, cloak flying behind, holding spear.

Ag, 20.2 mm, 3.51 g
Mint: Italy (Brundisium or Roma?)
RIC I/251 [S]
ex-Nomisma, auction e2, lot 18
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012. Domitian25 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP P, laureate bust right wearing aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium. Cohen 650.

Uncleaned, Flaky patina prevents anymore cleaning.

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0128 - Denarius Severina 270-5 AC10 viewsObv/ SEVERINA AVG, draped bust of S. r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ VENV(S) FELIX, Venus standing l., holding seated figure (Cupid?) and long scepter.

AE, 19.5 mm, 2.63 g
Mint: Roma (5th officina).
RIC V.1/6 [C]
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org), jul 2011
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0129 - Republic, Uncia58 viewsRome mint, c. 215-212
Head of Roma right wearing attic helmet, pellet behind
ROMA prow of galley right
9.08 gr
Ref : Crawford 41/10
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC51 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
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0131 - Denarius Julia Mamaea 222-35 AC12 viewsObv/ IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust of J.M. r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing l., holding helmet and scepter; shield at her l.

Ag, 20.2 mm, 3.10 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC IV.2/358 [C]
ex-Áureo & Calicó, auction jul 2011, lot 108
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0135 - Antoninianus Salonina 267 AC18 viewsObv/ SALONINA AVG, draped bust of S. r., wearing diadem; crescent below.
Rev/ VENVS AVG, Venus standing l., holding helmet and spear, leaning on shield; PX(V) in ex.

AE, 20.2 mm, 4.12 g
Mint: Roma (5th officina).
RIC V.1/86 [C]
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org), jul 2011
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0136 - Nummus Galeria Valeria 308 AC15 viewsObv/ GAL VAL-ERIA AVG, draped bust of G.V. r., wearing diadem.
Rev/ VENERI V-ICTRICI, Venus standing facing, head l., holding apple in upraised r. hand and raising drapery over l. shoulder; mint symbol Γ in filed; in ex., ANT.

AE, 24.5 mm, 7.08 g
Mint: Antioch.
RIC VI/84 [S]
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org), jul 2011
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0139 - AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC48 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in middle, with goryte, bow and mallet at sides; bunch of grapes and circle on r.

AE, 19.1 mm, 6.33 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price -- - Drama 103
ex-CGB, auction 49, lot 155
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0140 - Denarius Plancia 55 BC39 viewsObv/ Head of Diana Planciana r., wearing causia; before, CN PLANCIVS; behind, AED CVR S C.
Rev/ Cretan ibex standing r., bow and quiver behind.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 4.00 g
Moneyer: Cn. Plancius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 432/1 [dies o/r: 99/110] - Syd. 933 - RSC Plancia 1
ex-NAC, jul 2011 - art. #01062q00
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC49 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-160-161, D-251-252, Egypt, Alexandria, AY-TOKPA, Draped bust of Serapis right,67 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-160-161, D-251-252, Egypt, Alexandria, AY-TOKPA, Draped bust of Serapis right,
avers:- NERΩ-KΛAΥ-KAIΣ-ΣEB-ΓER, Radiate head of Nero right
revers:- AY-TOKPA, Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus, date (LI) to right.
exe: -/LI//--, diameter: 23,5-25mm, weight: 11,53g, axis: 11h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Dated year (LI) 10 = 63-64 A.D., ref: Geissen-160-161, Dattari-251-252, Kapmann-Ganschow-14.77-p-59, RPC-5274,
Q-001
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Syria, Antioch, RPC 4182, AR-Tetradrachm, Palm/H/IP//--, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt,102 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Syria, Antioch, RPC 4182, AR-Tetradrachm, Palm/H/IP//--, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt,
avers:- NEPΩNOΣ KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
revers:- Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch before, H/IP behind.
exe: Palm/H/IP//--, diameter: 24,5-25,5mm, weight: 14,15g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: Regnal year 8, Caesarian year 110 = 61/62 A.D., ref: RPC 4182,
Q-001
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0158 - Denarius Fabia 126 BC27 viewsObv/ Head of Roma with winged helmet r., behind, crossed X.
Rev/ Q. Fabius Pictor seated l. wearing cuirass and helmet, and holding spear and apex, leaning on shield inscribed QVI / RIN; to the r., N FABI; to the l., PICTOR; ROMA in ex.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: N. Fabius Pictor.
Mint: Rome.
RRC RRC 268/1a [dies o/r: 4/5] - Syd. 517 - RSC Fabia 11
ex-CGB, list Rome 30, art. #brm_262510 (ex- CGB, auction 49, lot 471)
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0161 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC41 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jan 2012 - art. #230732403614
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0169 - Denarius Hostilia 48 BC46 viewsObv/Female head r., wearing oak-wreath.
Rev/Victory advancing r., holding caduceus and palm-branch, L HOSTILIVS before, SASERNA behind.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.95g
Moneyer: L. Hostilius Saserna.
Mint: Roma.
RRC 448/1a [dies o/r: 99/110 (var. 1a+1b)] - Syd.951 - RSC Hostilia 5
ex-AUREA Numismatika, auction 49, lot 3207
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC28 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
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0195 - Republic, Sextans61 viewsSextans struck in Rome, circa 211-206 BC
Head of Mercury right, wearing petasus, two pellets above helmet
ROMA, Prow of galley right, surmounted by a victory right
5.11 gr
Ref : RCV #1218
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02. Gordian I / RIC 1.78 viewsDenarius, March - April 238, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG / Laureate bust of Gordian I.
Reverse: P M TR P COS P P / Gordian I standing, togate, holding branch, and wearing parzonium.
2.88 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #1; Sear #8446.

The third century saw numerous usurpers in various parts of the Empire. However, the local revolt in Africa which brought Gordian I and his son to power was the first and only time the cause of a usurper was taken up by the Senate before a current emperor was dead. Thus the Gordiani became legitimate Roman emperors, and their coinage, all minted at the imperial mint in Rome, became legitimate coinage of the Empire.

Provenance:
ex Gillardi Collection.
Tinchant sale (1962).
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021 CARACALLA10 viewsEMPEROR: Caracalla
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
REVERSE: P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis, wearing polos on head, standing left, holding wreath of corn-ears(?) and sceptre
DATE: 217 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 2.33 g
RIC: 289c
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC13 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
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0220 - As Caligula 37-41 AC16 viewsObv/ Bust of Agrippa l., wearing rostral crown; around, M AGRIPPA L F COS III.
Rev/ Neptune standing l., wearing cape and holding trident and dolphin; SC on field.

AE, 28.5 mm, 11.46 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC I/58 [C] – BMCRE I/161 (Tib.)
ex-Artemide Aste, auction XLVII, lot 255
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVST, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1318 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVST, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIAN-AVG-GERM-COS-XI, Laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis.
revers:- MONETA-AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 11,34g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 A.D., ref: RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270 p-188, C-325 corr.,
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,336 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XI-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis.
revers:- FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 9,87g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 A.D., ref:RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b p-192, (revers legend var.), Rare!,
Q-001
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024d Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC II(1962) 008, Anonymus AE-Quadrans, Rome, Owl standing half left, S/C//--, #175 views024d Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC II(1962) 008, Anonymus AE-Quadrans, Rome, Owl standing half left, S/C//--, #1
Anonymous AE Quadrans. Time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius.
avers: Draped, cuirassed bust of Minerva right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
revers: Owl standing hal left.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: , axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 84-85 A.D., ref: RIC II(1962) 008, p-216,
Q-001
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026 Hadrian Denarius 117-132 AD Aequitas standing Eastern Mint43 viewsReference.
Strack *12 same die pair

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, far shoulder draped.

Rev. COS III
Aequitas standing left, wearing polos Crown, holding scales and cornucopia

3.31 gr
19 mm
h
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026/3 Litra or 1/8 ounce40 viewsAnonymous. Æ Litra or 1/8 ounce. Rome. 234-231 BC. ( 3.43g, 15mm, 5h) Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right Rev: Horse rearing left, wearing bridle, bit, and reins; ROMA below.

Crawford 26/3; Sydenham 29 (Half-litra); Kestner 56-65; BMCRR Romano-Campanian 70-74 (Half-litra)

This coin is attributed as a Litra by Crawford, others define it as half-litra. However, it could be argued that "1/8 ounce piece" is the better description.

First of all, on litra and half-litra:

"According to Crawford, the weight standard of the series 26 litra and half litra are based on a litra of 3.375 grams . The half litra in Crawford is described as having a dog on the reverse rather than a horse, and the average weight of the half litra of several specimens is described as 1.65 grams. BMCRR does refer to these as half litrae; but keep in mind that Grueber was writing circa 1900 and based on older scholarship. Sydenham was writing in the 1950s. Of the three major works cited, Crawford is the most current and likely based on a greater number of more recent finds."

Andrew Mccabe:

"It's very doubtful to me that the word "litra" is correct. Much more likely, these small bronze coins were simply fractions of the Aes Grave cast coinage system, as they come in weights of 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 ounce, and the Aes Grave coinage generally had denominations from As down to Semuncia (1/2 ounce). So this coin would be 1/8 ounce coin. That's my view, which differs from their long term designation as "Litra", which presume them to be overvalued token bronze coinage on the Sicilian model, whereby bronze coins had value names that indicate a relationship to the silver coinage.

Litra, the word, is from the same stem as Libra, i.e. pound, would suggest a denomination of a (light) Sicilian pound of bronze, which sometimes equates in value to a small silver coin in Sicily weighing about 1/12 didrachm (about 0.6 grams) so by this definition, a Litra = an Obol. But it hardly stands up to scrutiny that such a tiny bronze coin, weighing 3.375 grams, could have been equivalent to a 0.6 gram silver obol. It would imply a massive overvaluation of bronze that just does not seem credible.

So. throw out the Litras, and call these coins 1/8 ounce pieces, and I think we have a sensible answer."

Paddy
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AR denarius - struck by P. Licinius Stolo, moneyer (17 BC)82 viewsobv: AVGVSTVS TR POT (Augustus, laureate, wearing cloak and short tunic, on horseback riding right, holding patera in right hand - banker's mark)
rev: P STOLO III VIR (Salii or priest of Mars's cap (same than apex flaminis) between two studded oval shields (ancilia)).
ref: RIC I 344 (R3); BMCRE 76; RSC 439 (80frcs)
mint: Rome
3.53gms,18-19mm
Extremely rare

History: The Ludi Saeculares were spread over a period of three days (from May 31 to June 3), and Augustus celebrated them to inaugurate the beginning of a new age. On the reverse of this coin the ancilias (sacred shields) symbolised the music at festivals. The "jumping priests" or Salii marched to the Regia, where was the shrine of Mars, in which the ancilia (the sacred shield, and its 11 copies) of Mars were stored. The Salii wearing apex, taking the bronze Ancilia, and danced through the streets carrying poles with the shields mounted on them in their left hands. With their other hand, they banged the shields with a drumstick.
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03 - Trajan Tetradrachm - Bust of Nilus - Radiate bust of Trajan46 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 AD)
Tetradrachm from the mint at Alexandria, Egypt.
Regnal Year: 20 = 116/117 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Radiate bust of Trajan facing right. Star to right, below chin.
rev: Bust of Nilus, wearing taenia, crowned with reeds and lotus, facing right, lotus bud and cornucopia by right shoulder. Date in fields.

Weight: 13.04 Grams
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03. Alexander the Great.123 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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031 - Probus (276-282 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 877 (unlisted var.)104 viewsObv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust left, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre.
Rev. VIRTVS PROBI AVG, emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse.
Minted in Serdica (KA delta in exe), 4th officina, 4th emission, c 277 AD or 280-81 AD.
22-23 mm in diam, 3,38g
Bust type H.

Not listed with this bust type in RIC.

Ex. Martin Griffiths Probus collection.
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,65 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers:-AFRICA, Africa reclining left wearing elephant headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 299, p-374, RSC 138, BMCRE 816,
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299var, Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,.62 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0299var., Rome, AR-Denarius, AFRICA, Africa reclining left,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate bust right, with draped and aegis far shoulder.
revers:-AFRICA, Africa reclining left wearing elephant headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 299var., p-374, RSC 141, BMCRE 816,
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036. Trajan Decius, 249-251AD. AE Sestertius. 43 viewsAE Sestertius. Rome mint.

Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Rev. Dacia, wearing robe reaching feet, standing left holding vertical staff topped with a wolf's head DACIA SC.

RIC p. 135, 112b; C 18, , 18.398g, 22.4mm. gVF
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Corinth, Achaea, AE-26, Minerva/Athena standing left,65 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Corinth, Achaea, AE-26, Minerva/Athena standing left,
avers:- M-AVR-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass, right.
revers:- C-L-I-COR, Minerva/Athena standing, left, holding Victoria/Nike over altar and spear; to right, owl standing, facing.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 4h,
mint: Corinth, Achaea, date: 161-180 AD., ref: BCD Corinth 688, Lanz 105 (26/11/2001), coll. BCD, http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/5160/
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left, 61 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,
avers:- M-A-ANTΩNEINOC-K, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers:- EΦEIΩN-B-NEΩ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 161-165 A.D., ref: BMC 243, SNG Cop 400,
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038/07 AE Semiuncia50 viewsAnonymous. AE Semiuncia. Rome Mint. c. 217-215. (5,2 g, 19 mm) Obv: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus. Rev: ROMA Prow right.
BMC 129-161 and 163-165; Crawford 38/7

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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Lydia, Thyateira, AE-22, SNG Cop 602, ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line,83 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Lydia, Thyateira, AE-22, SNG Cop 602, ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line,
avers: AY-KO-MODOS, Laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers: ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line, facing, head, left, spreading wings.
exe: -/-//NΩN, diameter: 22mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Thyateira, date: 188-192 A.D., ref: SNG von Aulock 3220; SNG Tübingen 3855; SNG Copenhagen 602; BMC 87.
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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,70 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΝ, laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass (and paludamentum), r.-
revers: ΘΕCCAΛΟΝΙΚΚΕΩΝ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 15,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 182-184 A.D., ref: Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and ,
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH, 118 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- INDVLGEN-TIA-AVG-G, The Dea Caelestis, wearing elaborate headdress, looking right, riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, below, water gushing from rocks at left.
exe: -/-//INCARTH, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 203-04 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-266, p-125, C-222, BMCRE-335,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,62 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,
avers: AY Λ CЄΠTI CЄVHPOC, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,0mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.38.27.,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.14.31.31., AE-18, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩ, Kybele seated left,66 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.14.31.31., AE-18, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩ, Kybele seated left,
avers: AYΛ CEΠ CEVHPO(C), Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩ, Kybele, richly draped, wearing kalathos, seated left on throne, flanked by two lions, tympanon behind, holding patera in outstretched right hand, resting with left arm on the arm of the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5 mm, weight: 3,62 g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.31.31., not in Pfeiffer (2013),
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.36.13, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛI-T-ΠPOCTPO, Concordia standing left, #162 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.36.13, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛI-T-ΠPOCTPO, Concordia standing left, #1
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛI-T-ΠPOCTPO, Concordia standing left wearing kalathos, holding left arm cornucopiae and in right hand patera.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,05g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.36.13,p-119, PB-1397, HM-963,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.16, AE-16, Tyche,62 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.16, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV•K•Λ•C-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-IC, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.16, PB-1598var, HM-999,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.21, AE-16, Tyche,61 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.21, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV-K-Λ.-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-ICTP, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.21, PB-1398, HM-999,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.22, AE-16, Tyche,67 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.38.22, AE-16, Tyche,
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- . NIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-ICTP, Tyche in long garmet and mantle,wearing kalathos,standing right, holding cornucopiae in left arm and right hand rudder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,75g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.38.22, PB-1398, HM-999,
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,62 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,
avers: IMP CAES SEP SEV PER A, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Mên (Lunus), wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap, crescent on the left shoulder, standing slightly right, left foot resting on bucranium, holding Nike with the trophy in left hand and spear in right, rooster at foot left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: SNG BN 1117-8, Krzyźanowska obv. die XIX.
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05 Constans30 viewsConstans
4,14 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right/
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. SARL star ? in ex
Arles 103
Rare
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05 Constantius II31 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.

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05 Constantius II25 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Arles. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear falling horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark PARL
RIC Arles 103 variant?
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05. Philip III.80 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #165 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #1
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 2,50g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-,RSC-174, BMC 75,
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #299 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 577, Rome, AR-Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis standing right, #2
avers:- IVLIA-AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- SAECVLI-FELICITAS, Isis, wearing peaked head-dress, standing right with left foot on prow, nursing infant Horus at her breast, altar at left against which rests a rudder.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-577, p-170, C-174,
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050 Nero 56 viewsNero & Tiberius
Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Year 13

Egypt, Alexandria. Nero. Year 13 (66/67 AD). Billon Tetradrachm (12.92 gm, 24mm). NERW KL[AV SEB GER AV], radiate bust left wearing aegis, LIG before / TIBERIO[S KAISAR], laureate head of Tiberius right. Köln 187ff.; Milne 256ff.; Curtis 175ff. RPC 5295, BMCGr 114, SGI 637, sear5


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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 261c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis/Pluto seated left, #177 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 261c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis/Pluto seated left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate cuirassed bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Serapis/Pluto seated left wearing polos, holding scepter, and reaching toward three-headed dog Cerberus seated to left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 5,33g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 216 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-261c, RSC-299a, BMC-124
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 289d, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis standing left, Scarce!,83 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 289d, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis standing left, Scarce!,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate, draped bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XX-COS-IIII-P-P, Serapis, wearing polos on head, standing left, holding corn-ears, in wreath and sceptre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 5,08g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-289d, p-255,
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche, Assarion,70 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche, Assarion,
avers:- Μ-ΑΥΡΗ;-dot-ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC-ΑΥΓΟΥC, laureate head of the younger Caracalla right.
revers:- ΝΙΚΑΙ-ΕΩN, Tyche, wearing polos, standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 6,62g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 198-210 AD., ref: cf. Waddington, Rec. Gen. 456, 455 ; Weiser - .,
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.06.05, AE-17, Serapis,63 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.06.05, AE-17, Serapis,
avers:- MAP-AV-KA-ANTΩNI, Bareheaded-bust-r.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛIT-ΠPOC-ICTP, Bust-of-Serapis-r.-wearing-Kalathos
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,85g, axis: 8h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum,date: 196 (195?)-197.-AD, under Caracalla as Caesar, by Jochen ! Thank you Jochen:)
ref: Varbanov-2918, R4!! + legend var., Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-8.18.6.5,
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#465 A correction
Caracalla as Caesar, AD 196-197, AE 17, 2.85g
obv. MAR AV KA - ANTWNI bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR bust of Serapis, draped and wearing kalathos
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.18.6.4 corr. (writes in error ANTWNINO)
coll. quadrans, Forum Ancient Coins
by Jochen ,
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=60706.525
thank you Jochen
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-26, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche,63 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-26, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Tyche,
avers:- ..ΠΤΙΜ-dot-ΓETΑC-dot-KΑI, Laureate head of the younger Geta right. Behind the bust countersign.
revers:- ΝΙΚΑ-ΙΕΩN, Tyche, wearing polos, standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 10,01g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 209-211 A.D., ref: ,
Q-001
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056_Elagabalus_(218-222_A_D_),_AE-17_Nikopolis_AV-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC__NIKO_OLIT_N-PROC-ICTRON_HHJ-8_26_08_05_Q-001_7h_16,5mm_3,13ga-s.jpg
056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.26.08.05, AE-17, Dionysos left,79 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.26.08.05, AE-17, Dionysos left,
avers:- AV-K-M-AVP-ANTΩNINOC, Laureate, draped and couirassed bust right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, standing left, resting with left hand on thyrsos and holding in right hand bunch of grapes.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5m, weight: 3,13g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-08.26.08.05, p-392
Q-001
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056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2019) 08.26.06.07.(same dies)., AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Bust of Serapis right, #162 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2019) 08.26.06.07.(same dies)., AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Bust of Serapis right, #1
avers: AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, Laureated, bust right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛITΩ N ΠPOC ICTPON (Legend variation!), Bust of Serapis, draped wearing kalathos right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-16,0mm, weight: 2,22g, axis: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 218-222 A.D.,
ref: HrHJ (2019) 08.26.06.07.(same dies).,
Q-001
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06 Constantius II73 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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06 Constantius II62 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 82? Var. (head gear)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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06 Constantius II61 viewsConstantius II
21mm 5.46g

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, cltuching , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 81
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06 Constantius II18 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian? helmet, clutching , Gamma left
CONSI Star in ex
RIC 81
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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
Callimachus
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0618 Focas, 602-61066 viewsAV solidus, 21.3mm, 4.41g, VF
Struck 603-607 at Constatinople
ON FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia, and holding globus cruciger / VICTORI - A AVCC B, Angel standing facing, holding in right hand long staff surmounted by Rho, and in left hand globus cruciger. CON OB in exg.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 618; DO 5b.2
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0620 Focus, 602-61023 viewsAV solidus, 22.8mm, 4.49g, EF
Struck 607-610 at Constantinople
DN FOCAS PERP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA [AVGU] I, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger; CONOB in exg. Unusual double strike.
Sear 620; Hahn 9

Lawrence Woolslayer
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0621 Focas, 602-61048 viewsAV solidus, 21.1mm, 4.4g, Nice VF
Struck at Constantinople 609-610
dNN FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA AVGU I, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger. CON OB in exg, N inner right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 621; DO 11c.3
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0634 Focas, 602-61046 viewsAV tremissis, 16.3mm, 1.48g, VF
Struck at Constantinople
dN FOCAS PERP AVI, diademed, cuirassed, and beardless bust right wearing paludamentum / VICTORI FOCAS AVc, cross potent, CON OB in exg
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 634; DO 19.3
Lawrence Woolslayer
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 25439 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before
References:– VM 8/2, RIC 254, RCV02 6261, RSC 31
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 43317 viewsObv:–IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III IMP V COS II, Captive, wearing peaked cap, seated on ground, hands tied behind back, in front bow, quiver, shields??
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 195
Reference(s) – Cohen 659. RIC 433 (Scarce).
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064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,85 views064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,
avers:- Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; L ROSC below; behind, lizard,
revers: - Maiden standing right, feeding snake holding itself erect before her, control symbol tortoise walking right on own ground line in left field, FABATI in exergue.
exerg: -/-//FABATI, diameter: 17,5-19,5 mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 64 B.C., ref: Crawford 412/1,,
Q-001
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064 Gordian I Africanus. AE tetradrachm43 viewsobv: laur. cuir. bust r. wearing paludamentus
rev: std. eagle with wreath in beak
fld: LA
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0640v Focas, 602-61032 viewsÆ follis, 25mm, 8.69g, F
Srtuck 607-608 at Constantinople
DM FOCAS PP AVG (or similar), crowned bust facing wearing consular
robes, holding mappa and cross / XXXX, ANNO (NN retrograde) above, stigma right, CON A
in exg.
Sear 640v, DO 30a v; MIB 69a
Lawrence Woolslayer
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064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #185 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #1
avers: IOY MAMAIA CE, Draped bust right, wearing Stephane.
reverse: TABAΛEΩN around, EΡMOC below, River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Tabala, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Waddington 5305, Paris 1384.
Q-001
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 57757 viewsObv:– IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:– SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Reverse Legend –
Minted in Rome
References:– RIC 577
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0654A Focas, 602-61041 viewsÆ half follis, 22.1mm, 6.25g, Nice F
Struck 603-604 at Thessalonica
D N FOCAS PERP AVG (or similar), crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding globus cruciger / X•X, cross above, regnal year I right, TES in exg, scarce
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 654Av; DO -
Lawrence Woolslayer
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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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0659 Focas, 602-61029 viewsÆ follis, 31.6mm, 11.1g, aF
Struck 606-607 at Nicomedia
DM FOCA PER AVG, bust of facing, wearing crown with pendilia and consular robes, and holding mappa and cross / [X]XXX with ANNO above, regnal year II at right, NIKO A in exg. Overstrike, apparently on follis of Maurice Tiberius
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 659; MIB 69b
Lawrence Woolslayer
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066 - Caracalla Antoninianus - RIC 289f65 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis, wearing modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding patera and sceptre.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 217
Reference:– RIC 289f. RSC 383.
Evidence of die clogging on the T in the reverse legend, otherwise a nice coin.

(SOLD)
maridvnvm
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0666 Focas 602-61046 viewsBronze three-quarter follis (30 nummi), 26.3mm, 10.1g, EF
Struck at Cyzikus, 609-610
[d N FOCAS] PERP AVG, bust facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with pendilia and cross on circlet / large XXX, cross above, stigma II (year 8) right, KYZ A in exg. Very rare type, some flatness in the striking.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Harlan Berk
Sear 666v; DO 77, note (Longuet collection); MIB 77 (citing two specimens -- Birmingham and Longuet collection)
Lawrence Woolslayer
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07 Constantius Gallus50 viewsConstantius Gallus.
23mm, 5.45g
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Gamma in ex
Cyzikus 97
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07 Constantius Gallus26 viewsDN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMKS in ex
Cyzikus 97
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07 Constantius II46 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.6g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left,SMK Gamma in ex.

Boljetin hoard, Sirmium VIII Cyzicus, 529
R5
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07 Constantius II60 viewsConstantius II, AE16, Cyzicus. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is unbearded, wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards. dot M dot? in left field. Mintmark SMK [?]. Cyzikus . 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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07 Constantius II38 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMKB in ex.
Cyzikus 96
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07 Constantius II38 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a brimmedhelmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Gamma in ex.


Cyzikus 96 var (headwear)
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07 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,SMK epsilon in ex.
Cyzikus 93

ex DS
Randygeki(h2)
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07 Constantius II39 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
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07 Constantius II34 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, 3 pellets above and 3 pellets below shield boss, spearing a fallen horseman, no beard,wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left, SMKA in ex.
Cyzikus 93
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07 Constantius II26 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Delta in ex.


Cyzikus 96
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07. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.30 viewsTetradrachm, ca 315 - 310 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Boeotian shield at left, Σ. between the rungs of the throne.
17.24 gm., 26 mm.
P. #250; PROa #135.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Thereafter his son Kassander ruled until 297 BC, eventually taking the title of King in 305 BC. He was notorious for his cruelty, and in 311 BC he killed Alexander's widow and her young son. The silver coinage of Kassander's reign was all issued in the name of Alexander.
Callimachus
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0712 THRACE, Perinthus, Hadrian AE 26 119-38 AD Apollo advancing11 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 712; Schönert-Geiss, Perinthos 375-6;

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/712/

Obv: AY TPAIANOC AΔRIANOC CEBA
Laureate bust right, wearing aegis?

Rev: ΠEPINΘIΩN.
Apollo walking right, with his mantle floating, holding bow in right. hand and arrow in left.

10.74 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
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0731 Heraclius, 610-64160 viewsAV solidus, 21mm, 4.45g, Nice VF
Struck 610-612 at Contantinople
oN hERACLI-US PP AVC, draped and cuirassed bust facing with short beard, wearing plumed helmet, and holding cross / VICTORIA AVGU E, Cross potent on three steps, CON OB in exg.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Chris Connell Collection
Sear 731; DO 3b; MIB 5
This coin was the subject of a Celator article discussing the transition of coinage from Focas to Heraclius.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0736 THRACE, Bizya, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Tyche standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 736; Jurukova 165

Obv. ΔΙΟΝΥСω ΚΤΙСΤΗ
Dionysos seated right on throne, holding grape bunch and a single grape; vine to left

Rev. ΒΙΖΥΗΝΩΝ.
River-god and Tyche; to left, river-god reclining right, resting right arm on water-urn, holding reed in left hand; to right, Tyche standing facing, head left, wearing long garment and kalathos, holding cantharus in right hand and two ears of corn in left hand.

6.59 gr
22 mm
6h
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0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum seen from rear


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
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08 Constantius II64 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
24.75 mm 5.14g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67

ex Steve
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.40 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
Callimachus
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0805 Heraclius, 610-64144 viewsÆ follis, 31mm, 11.56g, F
Struck 613-614 at Constantinople, officina Δ
DD NN HERACLIUS ET HERA CONST PP A, Heraclius, bearded at left, and Heraclius Constantine, at right, both standing facing wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger, cross between their heads / Large M between ANNO and numeric regnal year, cross above and officina below.
Overstrike: a follis of Phocas with a portion of the obverse legend still present at 10 o'clock on the obv.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 805; MIB 159
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0829-0842 AD - Theophilus - Sear 1667 - Follis39 viewsEmperor: Theophilus (r. 829-842 AD)
Date: 829-842 AD
Condition: VF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ΘEOFIL' bASIL'
Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa (which is ornamented with pellets); he holds labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

Reverse: +ΘEO / FILE AV / OVSE SV/ ICAS in four lines.

Constantinople mint
Sear 1667
6.49g; 27.0mm; 195°
Pep
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084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177, Rome, IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated left, Very Rare!153 views084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177, Rome, IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated left, Very Rare!
avers: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated left, wearing kalathos, holding corn-ears and globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0 mm, weight: 3,04 g, axis: 1h, Very Rare!
mint: Rome, date: 251-253 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 177, p-,
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0841 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Africa20 viewsReference.
RIC 841f; BMCRE 1712; Cohen 143; Strack 709

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

Rev.AFRICA S C in ex.
Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, resting left arm on rock, holding scorpion in right hand and cornucopiae in left; basket of corn-ears front.

10.78 gr
27 mm
12h
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0841 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Africa OSTROGOTHS. Uncertain king. Follis circa VI cent.20 viewsReference. very rare
RIC 841; C 147. BMC 1714. MEC I, 66 for countermark.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate and draped bust right; in front XLII.

Rev. AFRICA
Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-trunk, holding scorpion and cornucopia; in front, basket of corn.

12.22 gr
26 mm
6h

From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
okidoki
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0844 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Alexandria reclining41 viewsReference.
Strack 711; RIC II 844; C 161.

Obv HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bareheaded and draped bust r. wearing paludamentum

Rev. ALEXANDRIA below S C
Alexandria reclining l., holding ears of corn and vine branch; in front of her, ears of corn growing.
snake gliding from lap

11.44 gr
28 mm
6h

Note.
Ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 2249.
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0848 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Cappadocia standing10 viewsReference.
RIC 848c; C. 205; BMC 1730; Strack 714.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, right

Rev. CAPPADOCIA, S C across field
Cappadocia towered wearing tunic and cloak with tassels standing left holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus and a standard.

13.91 gr
28 mm
6h
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0848 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Cappadocia standing27 viewsReference.
RIC 848c; C. 205; BMC 1730; Strack 714.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, right

Rev. CAPPADOCIA, S C across field
Cappadocia towered wearing tunic and cloak with tassels standing left holding a miniature of Mount Argaeus and a standard.

11.24 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
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087 B.C., L. Rubrius Dossenus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 348/2, Rome, L.RVBRI, Victory in quadriga right, Rubria 2, #163 views087 B.C., L. Rubrius Dossenus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 348/2, Rome, L.RVBRI, Victory in quadriga right, Rubria 2, #1
avers:- Veiled and diademed head of Juno right, wearing ear-ring and necklace, with sceptre on left shoulder, DOS behind .
revers:- Triumphal chariot with side panel decorated with eagle on a thunderbolt, above, Victory with wreath flying right, In exergue, L.RVBRI.
exerg: -/-//L.RVBRI, diameter: 15,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,78g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 87 B.C., ref: Crawford-348-2, Syd-706, Rubria 2,
Q-001
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087 B.C., L. Rubrius Dossenus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 348/3, Rome, L.RVBRI, Victory in quadriga right, Rubria 3, #161 views087 B.C., L. Rubrius Dossenus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 348/3, Rome, L.RVBRI, Victory in quadriga right, Rubria 3, #1
avers:- Bust of Minerva right, wearing Corinthian helmet and aegis, behind, DOS.
revers:- Triumphal quadriga with side-panel decorated with thunderbolt right, above, Victory with outspread wings in biga, in exergue, L.RVBRI.
exerg: -/-//L.RVBRI, diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 87 B.C., ref: Crawford-348-3, Syd-707, Rubria 3,
Q-001
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089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #169 views089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #1
avers: Head of Liber right. wearing ivy wreath; behind, M.CATO downwards, border of dots.
reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm branch, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//VICTRIX, diameter: 16mm, weight: 1,68g, axis: 3h,
mint: Rome, date: 89 B.C., ref: Crawford 343/2d, Sydenham 597c,
Q-001
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089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #2172 views089 B.C., M.Porcius Cato, Republic AR-Quinar, Crawford 343/2d, Rome, VICTRIX, Victory seated right, #2
avers: Head of Liber right. wearing ivy wreath; behind, M.CATO downwards, border of dots.
reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm branch, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//VICTRIX, diameter: 13mm, weight: 1,80g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 89 B.C., ref: Crawford 343/2d, Sydenham 597c,
Q-002
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.111 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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090 B.C. Q.Titius AR-Denarius, Crawford 3415/1, Rome, Pegasus springing right, Q•TITI on base,89 viewsQ.Titius (90 B.C.) AR-Denarius, Crawford 3415/1, Rome, Pegasus springing right, Q•TITI on base,
avers:- Head of Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right, wearing winged diadem.
revers: - Pegasus springing right, Q•TITI on base.
exerg: - -/-//Q•TITI, diameter:18-20 mm, weight: 3,38g, axis: 3h,
mint: Titia 1, Rome, date: 90 B.C., ref: Crawford-341/1_Sydenham-691,
Q-001
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0900 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Mauretania28 viewsReference.
RIC 900f; C. 69

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

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG MAVRETANIAE in Ex S C
Hadrian, togate, on left, standing right, holding roll in left hand and raising right to Mauretania, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing left, facing him, on right, sacrificing over altar in center with right hand and holding vexillum in left; bull? next to altar.

14.26 gr
27 mm
5h
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #163 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, wearing a helmet, carrying spear and shield. Branch in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Branch, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 649, p-, Göbl 1632.c, Sear -,
Q-001
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091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???100 views091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???
avers:- Head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin, behind, three pellets.
revers: - Prow right, and before, three pellets.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 91 B.C., ref: SRCV-1194,
Q-001
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0956 Contans II, AD 641-66850 viewsGold solidus, 19.44mm, 4.49g, nearly EF
Struck c. 651-654 at Constantinople
d N CONSTAN[TINU]S PP AV, crowned bust facing, with long beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand / VICTORIA AVGU I, cross potent on three steps; CO[NOB] beneath.
Areas of flatness in the striking
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 956; DOC 19j; MIB 23; Wroth/BMC 36; Tolstoi 57; CBN 41
Lawrence Woolslayer
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096 - Trajan Decius Antoninianus - RIC 012b35 viewsObv:– IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– DACIA, Dacia, wearing robe reaching feet, standing left, holding vertical staff with ass’s head
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 12b. RSC 16
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0964 Constans II, AD 641-66852 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.31g, EF
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and Constantine IV, beardless (on right), each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU Δ, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius (on right), both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CONOB in exergue. Some surface deposits on obverse and a little flatness in the striking affecting both sides.
Certificate of Authenticy by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 964; DOC 30d; MIB 31; Wroth (BMC) 55; Tolstoi 293
Lawrence Woolslayer
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0976-1025 AD - Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) - Anonymous Follis, Class A213 viewsEmperor: Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) (r. 976-1025 AD)
Date: 976-1025 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class A2

Obverse: -
Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left holds book with probable in jeweled border. In field, - .

Reverse: ///
above and beneath.

Sear 1813; probable DO A2.25
15.47g; 35.3mm; 30°
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0976-1025 AD - Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) - Anonymous Follis, Class A2.2420 viewsEmperor: Basil II (Bulgaroktonos) (r. 976-1025 AD)
Date: 976-1025 AD
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class A2

Obverse: -
Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left holds book with in jeweled border. In field, - .

Reverse: ///
above and beneath.

DO A2.24; Sear 1813
13.40g; 29.0mm; 180°
Pep
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1. Aeneas travels from Troy to Italy 47 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (24.15g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: S C [left and right in field], Aeneas wearing a short tunic and cloac, advancing right, carrying Anchises on left shoulder and holding Ascanius by right hand. Anchises (veiled and draped) carries a box in left hand, Ascanius wears a short tunic and Phrygian cap and caries a pedum in left hand. RIC 627[R2], BMCRE 1292, Cohen 761; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali) 373 (4 specimens); Foss 57b.

This sestertius was issued in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome which was celebrated in A.D.147.
The scene depicts Aeneas leaving Ilium, as the Romans called Troy, with Ascanius and Anchises. According to Vergil (Aeneid, Book 2), Aeneas, the son of the goddess Venus and the Trojan Anchises, fled with some remnants of the inhabitants of Troy as it fell to the Greeks, taking with him his son, Ascanius, his elderly father, Anchises, and the Palladium, the ancient sacred statue of Athena. The Trojans eventually made their way west to resettle in Italy. There they intermarried with the local inhabitants and founded the town of Lavinium, and thereby became the nucleus of the future Roman people. One of the descendants of Aeneas' son Ascanius (known now as Iulus) was Rhea Silvia, mother of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. The mythological depictions on this coin reinforce the importance of Ilium, not only as the seedbed of the future Roman people, but also as the mother city of the future caput mundi.
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10 Constans37 viewsConstans
AE2 Lyons
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman, wearing Phrygian helmet, kneeling. PLG star in ex.
Lyons 80, Scarce
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10 Constantius II50 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed monocled bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, GSLG in ex. Lyons 189 C5
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10 Constantius II74 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Lyons. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark SLG star. RIC VIII Lyons 102.2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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10 Constantius II54 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed monocled bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, GPLG in ex. Lyons 189 C55 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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10 Constantius II45 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Lyons. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademe, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark SLG

RIC Lyons 100
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
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102b. Matidia 8 views Matidia. Augusta, A.D. 112-119. AR denarius. Rome mint, Struck A.D. 112.
Matidia. Augusta, A.D. 112-119. AR denarius (19.6 mm, 2.74 g, 7 h). Rome mint, Struck A.D. 112. MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANA F, diademed and draped bust right, wearing hair in elaborate coiffure / PIETAS AVGVST, Pietas standing left, extending hands to child standing on either side. RIC 759 (Trajan); BMCRE 660 (Trajan); RSC 10. near Fine.
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103 BC Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus99 viewsHead of young Mars left, wearing crested helmet

Q THERM MF (THE and MF in monogram)
Roman soldier advancing right, fighting with uplifted sword a barbarian soldier before him and protecting with shield a fallen comrade at his feet

Rome 103 BC
3.71g

Sear 197

Sold Forum Auction December 2017
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103c. Antinous 10 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis. 2nd-3rd centuries AD. PB Tessera (22mm, 4.45 g, 2h). Dated year 2 of an uncertain era. Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown; L B flanking / Victory advancing left, wings spread, holding palm frond and wreath. Milne –; Dattari (Savio) 11655; Köln –. Fine, dark gray surfaces.ecoli
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104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3037-3038, D-5392-5393, LB/-//--, Bust of Hermanubis right, #165 views104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3037-3038, D-5392-5393, LB/-//--, Bust of Hermanubis right, #1
avers: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Bust of Hermanubis right, wearing modius, lotus blossom to right, LB to left.
exergue: LB/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 9,5g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 269-270 A.D., Year 2. LB., ref: Geissen- 3037-3038, Dattari-5392-5393, Kapmann-Ganschow-104.25-p-329,
Q-001
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105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1128 views105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1
avers: ISMR abbreviated legend behind the head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat-skin headdress.
reverse: L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, control letter "K" above.
exergue: -/-//L•THORIVS/BALBVS, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 105 B.C., ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 598, Sear 192, Thoria 1,
Q-001
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1078-1081 AD - Nicephorus III (Botaniates) - Anonymous Follis, Class I11 viewsEmperor: Nicephorus III (Botaniates) (r. 1078-1081 AD)
Date: 1078-1081 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Anonymous Follis, Class I

Obverse: No legend
Bust of Christ facing, having long, slightly forked beard and cross nimbus with one pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand blessing inwards in sling of cloak, left holds book, with on cover, from beneath. In field, - .

Reverse: No legend
Latin cross with one large and two small pellets at each extremity, small cross at intersection, and pellet with floral ornaments to left and right at base. Above, crescents to left and right.

DO I; Sear 1889
5.13g; 22.9mm; 195°
Pep
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1078-1081 AD - Nicephorus III - Sear 1889 - Anonymous Follis39 viewsEmperor: Nicephorus III (r. 1078-1081 AD)
Date: 1078-1081 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Anonymous Follis (Class I)

Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, ; to right, ; normal border.

Reverse: Latin cross, with X at centre, and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament; in upper field, on either side, crescent.

Constantinople mint
Sear 1889
3.35g; 25.6mm; 180°
Pep
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108 - Salonina - tetradrachm - Milne 415120 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Obv:– KOPNHΛIA ΣALΩNEINA ΣEB, Draped bust right wearing stephane
Rev:– None, Eagle standing to the left, wings open, wreath in beak, palm to the right
Minted in Alexandria LIΔ | _. A.D. ???
Reference(s) – Curtis 1640, BMC 2278, Milne 4151.
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1081-1118 AD - Alexius I Comnenus - Follis - Thessalonica mint17 viewsEmperor: Alexius I Comnenus (r. 1081-1118 AD)
Date: 1081-1092 AD
Condition: aFair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Bust of the Virgin facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; She holds before Her the infant Christ whose nimbate head facing is represented; to left, ; to right, ; on either side of Virgin's head, uncertain wedge-shaped object.

Reverse: - ]
Alexius standing facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1909
4.27g; 26.1mm; 165°
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109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,145 views109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,
avers:- Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet with griffin crest, mark of value X under chin, ROMA behind .
revers: - Victory in biga right, holding wreath, L. FLAMINI/CILO below.
exerg:-/-//CILO, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 4h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-302-1, Syd-540, Flaminia-1.,
Q-001
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11 Constantius Gallus29 viewsConstantius Gallus
Rome
4,79 gm., 23 mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right,Delta behind / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching. Gamma left, R wreath epsilon in ex.
Rome 261 Rare
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11 Constantius II28 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, B behind / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching. Gamma left, R wreath Z in ex.
Rome 256 R3
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11. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 280 - 275 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Triton at left.
16.95 gm., 29 mm.
P. #527.

Following the overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes by Lysimachos in 288 BC, there was a period of about a dozen years where no ruler was able to establish himself for any length of time in Macedonia. In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas achieved a victory over Gallic invaders in Thrace, and that enabled him to claim his father's throne. He ruled until 239 BC and the Macedonian kingdom prospered during his reign.
This coin was issued about the time Antigonos became king and established his own coinage. The decade 280 - 270 BC was a troubled one for the area due to the Gallic invasions (279 - 276 BC), and coins in the name of Alexander the Great from this decade are not common.
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110 Domitian 86 viewsDomitian AE As. 85 AD. IIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER PP, laureate bust right, wearing aegis / SALVTI AVGVSTI above and below facade of the altar-enclosure of the Ara Salutis Augusti with detailed double-paneled door & horns above, S-C across fields.

C. 419, RIC 304b? RIC 2 418
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1117 - L. Thorius Balbus, Denarius78 viewsRome mint, 105 BC
Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat's skin, ISMR behind
Bull charging right, L above (control letter), L. THORIVS BALBVS in two lines at exergue
3.93 gr
Ref : RCV # 192, RSC, Thoria # 1
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1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron37 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
1.67g; 15.7mm; 180°
Pep
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1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron - 2nd Example29 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
2.14g; 16.3mm; 210°
Pep
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,112 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-PVBLIC, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/*//TXXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 10th. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-499, p-71,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 504, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/-//TXXI, Salus standing right, RR!!626 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 504, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/-//TXXI, Salus standing right, RR!!
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG-CONS-IIII, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/-//TXXI, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 3,45g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-504, p-71, RR!!
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 516, Ticinum, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-H, T/-//VXXI, Pax standing left,87 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 516, Ticinum, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-H, T/-//VXXI, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers: PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: T/-//VXXI, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-516, p-72,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("T") of Ticinum.
quadrans
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #171 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter. (H2)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/I//VIXXI, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, 6th. officina, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 525, p-73,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #2260 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #2
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter. (H2)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/I//VIXXI, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,91g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, 6th. officina, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 525, p-73,
Q-002
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
quadrans
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112- Constantine The Great -2042 viewsSilvered AE3, 317-320 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding globe and mappa.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Wreath left A right.
SMK in exergue.
17mm, 3.1gm.
Mule, RIC 8 Obv, RIC 10-12 Rev.
jdholds
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112-111 B.C., Ti. Quinctius, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 297/1, Rome, Two horses left,222 views112-111 B.C., Ti. Quinctius, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 297/1, Rome, Two horses left,
avers: Bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin headdress, club over the shoulder.
reverse: Two horses left, the rider on the nearer horse, TI Q and rat below, DOS•S in incuse on the tablet in exergue.
exergue: -/-//DOS•S, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 3,56g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date:112-111 B.C., ref: Crawford 297-1, Sydenham 563, Quinctia 6,
Q-001
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113/112 BC L. Marcius Philippus135 viewsL Marcius Philippus
ROMA monogram
Head of King Philip V of Macedon right, wearing helmet decorated with goat's horns, Φ below chin

L PHILIPPVS
Equestrian statue right on tablet with inscription. Horseman carrying laurel-branch flower at horses feet. (XVI monogram) below tablet.

Rome 113/112 BC

3.96g

Crawford 293/1. Sydenham 551. Marcia 12.

Ex Calgary-Coin

This is the first Roman coin to depict an historical person instead of a personification or deity. The money’s ancestor L. Marcius Q.f. Philippus negotiated a treaty between Rome and Philip V of Macedon.
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1143-1180 AD - Manuel I - Sear 1980 - Half Tetarteron37 viewsProbable Emperor: Manuel I (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: to left, /Γ/E; to right, /ΓI/O/S (or similar)
Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion, and holding spear and shield.

Reverse: MANHΛ ΔECΠOT (or similar)
Bust facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Uncertain Greek mint
Sear 1980; DOC 23
2.32g, 16.1mm; 180°
Pep
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1143-1180 AD - Manuel I Comnenus - Sear 1966 - Billon Aspron Trachy24 viewsEmperor: Manuel I Comnenus (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fine/VF
Denomination: Billon Aspron Trachy

Obverse: -
Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium; in left hand, book of Gospels.

Reverse: -
The Virgin, nimbate (on right) and Manuel (on left), both standing facing; the Virgin wears pallium and maphorium, and with Her right hand crowns the emperor, who wears divitision and loros, and holds labarum and globus cruciger; between their heads, ; to right, .

Constantinople mint
Sear 1966
4.49g; 31.3mm; 180°
Pep
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1143-1180 AD - Manuel I Comnenus - Sear 1966 - Billon Aspron Trachy - 2nd Example10 viewsEmperor: Manuel I Comnenus (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fine/VF
Denomination: Billon Aspron Trachy

Obverse: -
Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium; in left hand, book of Gospels.

Reverse: -
The Virgin, nimbate (on right) and Manuel (on left), both standing facing; the Virgin wears pallium and maphorium, and with Her right hand crowns the emperor, who wears divitision and loros, and holds labarum and globus cruciger; between their heads, ; to right, .

Constantinople mint
Sear 1966
3.96g; 30.4mm; 180°
Pep
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116 Magnia Urbica (??? A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 347A, Ticinum, -/-//SXXIT, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,125 views116 Magnia Urbica (??? A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 347A, Ticinum, -/-//SXXIT, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers: MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, Diademed bust right on crescent wearing Stephane and richly embroidered robe
reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding helmet and slanted scepter, shield below her left elbow.
exergue: -/-//SXXIT, diameter: 21,6-22,7mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 5th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 347A, C-15, Sear 12423,
Q-001
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117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck 134-138 AD65 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (draped bust right)
rev: ADVENTVI AVG MAVRITANIAE (Hadrian standing on left, togate, and Mauretania on right, wearing snake head-dress, in short tunic, holding patera over flaming altar between them & vexillum), SC in exergue.
ref: RIC II 900 (Adventus type), C.69(6fr)
11.93gms, 27mm
Scarce
berserker
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1185-1195 AD - Isaac II - Sear 2005 - Tetarteron47 viewsEmperor: Isaac II (r. 1185-1195 AD)
Date: 1185-1195 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Tetarteron

Obverse: Facing bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding jewelled sceptre (sometimes surmounted by trefoil device) and globus cruciger; to left, O//AP; to right, /MI (or similar)

Reverse: Bust of Issac facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre and akakia; to left, ICA/AKI/OC; to right, ΔE/CΠO/TH/C (or similar).

Thessalonica mint
Sear 2005
1.89g; 17.9mm; 150°
Pep
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119k Licinius I. AE follis21 viewsobv: IMP LICI_NIVS AVG laur. bust L. wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter, mappa and globe
erv: IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG Jupiter std. l. holding victory on globe and scepter
ex: (wreath)-Z//SMK.
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12. Callatis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 225 BC, Callatis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. K at left, NAY under throne.
16.61 gm., 30 mm.
P. #943.

On the tag that came with this coin is the inscription "6 / Sept / 44 Bulgaria." The Soviet occupation of Bulgaria began on Sept. 9, 1944. It would be interesting to know the story behind that inscription as it applies to this coin...
Callimachus
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121 Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 024a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVG G N N, Africa standing right, #1150 views121 Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 024a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVG G N N, Africa standing right, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- FELIX AD VENT AVG G N N, Africa standing right, head left, wearing elephant head headress, standard in right and tusk in left, lion and bull at feet left, H left, PKT in ex.
exerg: H|-//PKT, diameter: 25,0-28,5mm, weight: 10,38g, axes: 0h,
mint: Carthage, date: 298 A.D., ref: RIC VI 024a,
Q-001
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124a Helena. AE follis 3.8gm17 viewsobv: FL HELENA_AVGVSTA dia. and mantledbust r., wearing necklace
rev: SECVRITRITAS_ REIPVBLICE Securitas std. l., holding palm and drawing drapery
ex: SMH(EPSOLON)
"Mother of Constantine I and first wife of Constantius I)
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1259 LYDIA, Julia Gordus Pseudo-autonomous AE 20 under Hadrian Mên standing17 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
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13 Constans93 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot BSIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 254, rated C2 (lol). 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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13 Constans36 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot Gamma SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 2541 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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13 Constans39 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis.
23.4 mm 4.62 g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, star right. dot Gamma SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 258

Randygeki(h2)
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13 Constans117 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
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13 Constans40 views
Constans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot epsilon SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 254
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13 Constantius II110 viewsConstantius II AE3/4. AD 355-361. 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, ASIS zigzag in ex. Siscia 361Randygeki(h2)
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13 Constantius II62 viewsConstantius II
Ae2 4.43g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot ASIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 253
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13 Julian II111 viewsJulian II. AE3 355-360 AD. DN IVLIANVS NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, M in left field. Mintmark Delta SIS Zigzag. Siscia RIC VIII 370 Scarce1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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13 Julian II 71 viewsJulian II . D N IVLIA-NVS NOB C, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, M in left field, mintmark Delta SISL.
Siscia
RIC VIII 382
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13. Phaselis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.22 viewsTetradrachm, 206 / 05 BC, Phaselis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΙΓ and Φ at left.
16.59 gm., 30 mm.
P. #2853.

The letters ΙΓ are a date: year 13. The dated coinage of Phaselis runs from year 1 through year 33. The coinage of Phaselis came to an end in 186 BC when the Treaty of Apamea gave Rhodes control over Lycia. That makes year 13 correspond to 206 / 205 BC. See pages 346 - 49 of Price, vol. I.
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132 - Probus - RIC 090 - (Lugdunum) (IIII)26 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand
Rev:– PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe) Emission 8 Officina 4. Autumn to Late A.D. 281
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 341 (3 examples cited). RIC 90 var (not listed with this bust type)

3.28 gms
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132 - Probus - RIC 111 var (Lugdunum) (IIII) 21 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear, left hand on shield.
Minted in Lugdunum (//IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to start A.D. 278 (Bastien)
Reference(s) – Cohen 821. Bastien 258 (7 examples cited). RIC 111 var (Not listed with this bust type in RIC).

3.80 gms

This is a scarcer bust type as are most of the coins from the 5th emission. I only have one other example of this bust type in my collection and it isn't as nice as this one .
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132 - Probus - RIC 352 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (TXXT) 31 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (TXXT) Emission 4, Officina 3. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 352 Bust type H

A decent example of a scarcer dated type.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 360 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (SXXT)33 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
Minted in Ticinum (SXXT) Emission 3 Officina 2. A.D.277
Reference:– RIC 360 Bust type H (Rated Scarce)
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 363 var. - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (*|_//VIXXT)25 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– FIDES MILIT, Fides standing left, with two ensigns
Mint – Ticinum (* in left field, VIXXT in exe.) Emission 3, Officina 6. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 365 Bust type H var (not listed with star in left field)

This is the first known example of this reverse to have a star.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 365 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (VIXXT)37 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– FIDES MILIT, Fides standing left, with two ensigns
Mint – Ticinum (VIXXT) Emission 4, Officina 6. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 365 Bust type H (Scarce)
Weight 3.50 gms
Size 25.67mm

Whilst this coin may look like the eagle tipped sceptre is not present, it is evident with the coin in hand.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 427 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (PXXT) 34 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Ticinum (PXXT in exe)
Reference:– RIC 427 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 480 - Bust Type H18 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– CONCORD MILIT, Concordia, draped, standing left, holding standard in each hand
Minted in Ticinum (E | * / PXXI) Emission 10 Officina 1. A.D. 282
Reference:– RIC 480 Bust type H
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 489 Bust Type H26 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Ticinum (Q | _ / SXXT) Emission 5, Officina 2. 279 A.D.
Reference(s) – RIC 489 Bust type H
Part of EQVITI series II (Q)
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132 - Probus - RIC 490 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (Q | _ / SXXI)25 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Ticinum (Q in left field, SXXI in exe) Emission 9, Officina 2. A.D. 281
Reference:– RIC 490 Bust type H
Part of coded EQVITI series
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 524a Bust Type H13 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head
Minted in Ticinium (_ | I / VIXXI) Emission 9 Officina 6. A.D. 281
Reference:– RIC 524a Bust type H

Some underlying silvering but also some encrustations in the bottom right field on the reverse. Do I have the patience to try and remove it though?
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 547 Bust type F (Ticinum) (EXXI)19 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis, fold of paludamentum on left shoulder
Rev:– PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre
Mint – Ticinum (//EXXI), 6th emission, second phase (with XXI), 279 CE.
Reference(s) – RIC 547 Bust Type F
0 degrees. 3.98 gms. 21.16 mm
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 767 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIQ)32 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadrigga galloping left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip
Minted in Siscia (XXIQ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 767 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIT)10 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PR-OBI AVG, Mars advancing right,holding trophy and spear.
Minted in Siscia (XXIT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Alföldi type 96, n° 179
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIT)16 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS P-RO-BI AVG, Mars advancing right,holding trophy and spear.
Minted in Siscia (XXIT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Alföldi type 96, n° 179
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIV)20 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars advancing right,holding trophy and spear.
Minted in Siscia (XXIV in exe) Emission 4 Officina 5. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Alföldi type 96, n° 181
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIVI)14 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars advancing right,holding trophy and spear.
Minted in Siscia (XXIVI in exe) Emission 4 Officina 6. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Alföldi type 96, n° 182
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIVI)12 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars advancing right,holding trophy and spear.
Minted in Siscia (XXIVI in exe) Emission 4 Officina 6. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Alföldi type 96, n° 182
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132 - Probus - RIC 817 (near - unlisted) - Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle (Siscia) (Shield / XXIVII)64 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy
Minted in Siscia (Shield / XXIVII in exe) Emission 4, Officina 7. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC unlisted but would be near RIC 817 (This reverse type is not listed with this obverse legend). Alföldi type 97, n° 1
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132 - Probus - RIC 818 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (T / XXI)20 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy. Crawling enemy facing down
Minted in Siscia (T in centre field, XXI in exe) Emission 7, Officina 3. Late A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 818 Bust type H. Unlisted in Alföldi cf. type 98, n° 31 (different captive), cf type 98, n° 31 (different emission).
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132 - Probus - RIC 818 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIVI)46 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy. Crawling enemy facing down
Minted in Siscia (XXIS in exe) Emission 4, Officina 2. Late A.D. 277
Reference:– Cohen 913. Alföldi type 98, n° 34. RIC 818 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KAA)44 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding whip
Minted in Serdica (KAA in exe) Emission 4 Officina 1. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 861 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KA•Γ•)53 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding whip
Minted in Serdica (KA•Γ• in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 861 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 877 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KAΔ) (unlisted with this bust type)55 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
Minted in Serdica (KAΔ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 877 var. Bust type H. (RIC does not list this entry with this bust type)
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132 - Probus - RIC 877 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KA•Δ•) (unlisted with this bust type)44 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
Minted in Serdica (KA•Δ• in exe) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 877 var. Bust type H. (RIC does not list this entry with this bust type)
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1324 Hadrian, Cistophorus MYSIA Pergamum mint Asclepius standing24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1324; Metcalf 3

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head, draped bust right, wearing paludamentum


Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing l. holding serpent-wreathed rod on ground in r., l. arm at side

10.64 gr
28 mm
6h
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136 - Numerian Ant. - RIC -24 viewsObv:- IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (C in right field)
References:- RIC - (not listed with this bust type in RIC). Bastien 562 (3 examples cited)

The consular busts are scarce for this dynasty.
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136 - Numerian Ant. - RIC -19 viewsObv:- IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (C in right field)
References:- RIC - (not listed with this bust type in RIC). Bastien 562 (3 examples cited)

The consular busts are scarce for this dynasty.
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, 118 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing,
avers:- CONS TANTINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust right wearing a high-crested helmet.
revers:- VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR in two lines over the plain altar.
exerg: -/-//P-left-facing seated captive-right facing seated captive L., diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC VII 079, p-,
Q-001
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 318, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar, Rare! #1145 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 318, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar, Rare! #1
avers:- CONSTANT INVS AVG, Laureate head right, wearing trabea, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand.
revers:- BEATA TRAN QVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, above three stars.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 18,5-20,0mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h, Rare!
mint: Treveri, date: 321 A.D., ref: RIC VI 318, p-191,
Q-001
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 342, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, #261 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 342, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, #2
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, K3, Laureate head left, wearing trabea, eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand.
revers:- BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above tree stars.
exerg: -/-//PTR•, diameter: 20-21,5 mm, weight: 2,84g, axes: 6h,
mint: Treveri, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC VI 342, p-194,
Q-002
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 342, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar, #1197 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 342, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar, #1
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, K3, Laureate head right, wearing trabea, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand.
revers:- BEATA TRAN QVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above tree stars.
exerg: -/-//PTR•, diameter: 19 mm, weight: 2,90g, axes: 0h,
mint: Treveri, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC VI 342, p-194,
Q-001
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 343, AE-3 Follis, -/-//STR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Scarce!!178 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 343, AE-3 Follis, -/-//STR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Scarce!!
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, K3-l., Laureate head left, wearing trabea, eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand.
revers:- BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above tree stars.
exerg: -/-//STR•, diameter: 19 mm, weight: 3,18 g, axes: 6 h,
mint: Trier, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC VI 343, p-194, Scarce!!
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137 - Carinus, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria, Eagle with standards, Milne 466722 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Obv:– A K M A KAPINOC K, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Fortuna/ Tyche crowned with modius, wearing long chiton and peplios, standing left resting right hand on rudder and holding cornucopiae in left hand.
Minted in Alexandria (LA in upper left field). A.D. 283
Reference:– Curtis 1927, BMC 2448, Milne 4667
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137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,142 views137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,
avers: - URBS-ROMA, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak,
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
exerg: SMHB, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axes: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 336-337 A.D., ref: RIC VII 156, p-561, R3!!!,
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137 Commemorative, (347-348 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 49, URBS ROMA, VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath, Scarce!123 views137 Commemorative, (347-348 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 49, URBS ROMA, VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath, Scarce!
avers:- VRBS- ROMA, Bust of Roma left wearing visored and crested helmet and ornamental mantle.
revers: - VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath,.
exe: SMHA (?), diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 347-348 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-49, p-433, Scarce!
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137-C1 VLLP Lyons, RIC 7941 viewsConstantine The Great, AE3, Lyons mint, 320 AD.
Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust right, wearing high crested helmet.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories facing , placing shield inscribed VOT / PR on altar.
P(two captives)L in exergue.
Lyons mint, RIC 79.
18mm, 2.5 gm.
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137a Commemorative, (340-348 A.D.), AE-4, Rome, RIC VIII 104, RO MA/ P-R, R4!!!,310 views137a Commemorative, (340-348 A.D.), AE-4, Rome, RIC VIII 104, RO MA/ P-R, R4!!!,
avers: - RO-MA, draped bust of Roma right, wearing visored and crested helmet,
revers: - No legend, Emperor, helmeted and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield. P-R across fields.
exe: No mintmark, diameter: 16mm, weight: 2,43g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 348 A.D., RIC-VIII-104, p-256, R4!!!,
Q-001
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1395 Hadrian, Cistophorus PHRYGIA, Hierapolis Apollo standing19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1395; Metcalf 53; BMCRE 1054; RIC 482

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare headed and draped bust right

Rev. COS III
Apollo wearing the robe of a citharoedus holding lyre in left and plectrum in right.

10.19 gr
26.50 mm
6h
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DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearinf fallen horseman, wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards, clutching
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Thessalonica 115
Scarce
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14. Rhodes: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.16 viewsTetradrachm, ca 201 - 190 BC, Rhodes mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑΜΑΤΡΙΟΣ and rosebud at left, ΡΟ under throne.
16.89 gm., 32 mm.
P. #2521; M. #1162.

In 202 - 201 BC, Philip V of Macedon was threatening the cities of Asia Minor. Pergamum and Rhodes were political and military rivals, but they were allies against this common aggressor. Each city struck coins of the Alexander type so that the fleet and army assembled in this alliance could be paid in a common currency. By 190 BC old animosities reemerged and the joint coinage ended.
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140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 036, -/-//CONSE, PIETAS ROMANA•, Pietas facing, head right,65 views140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 036, -/-//CONSE, PIETAS ROMANA•, Pietas facing, head right,
2nd wife of Constantius I. (Chlorus).
avers:- FL-MAX-THEO-DORAE-AVG, Bust of Theodora right, wearing plain mantle and necklace, hair elaborately dressed.
revers:- PIETAS-ROMANA-•, Pietas facing, head right, carrying an infant at her breast.
exergo: -/-//CONSE, diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight:1,79g, axis: 11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 330 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-36, p-449,
Q-001
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140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Trier, RIC VIII 091, -/-//TRS Palm, PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas facing, head right,75 views140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Trier, RIC VIII 091, -/-//TRS Palm, PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas facing, head right,
2nd wife of Constantius I. (Chlorus).
avers:- FL-MAX-THEO-DORAE-AVG, Bust of Theodora right, wearing plain mantle and necklace, hair elaborately dressed.
revers:- PIETAS-ROMANA, Pietas facing, head right, carrying an infant at her breast.
exergo: -/-//TRS Palm, diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight:1,71g, axis: 0h,
mint: Trier, date: 340 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-91, p-144,
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140-C1 VLLP Siscia, RIC 5561 viewsConstantine The Great, AE3, 319-320 AD
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left wearing high crested helmet and holding spear.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar.
BSIS in exergue. Siscia mint
19mm, 3.1 gm.
RIC 55
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1401a, St. Helena, Augusta 8 November 324 - 328 to 330 A.D., mother of Constantine the Great96 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 148, VF, Alexandria mint, 3.243g, 19.4mm, 165o, 327 - 328 A.D. Obverse: FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and mantled bust right wearing double necklace; Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas holding branch downward in right and lifting fold of robe in left, wreath left, I right, SMAL in exergue; rare.

The mother of Constantine the Great, born about the middle of the third century, possibly in Drepanum (later known as Helenopolis) on the Nicomedian Gulf; died about 330. She was of humble parentage; St. Ambrose, in his "Oratio de obitu Theodosii", referred to her as a stabularia, or inn-keeper. Nevertheless, she became the lawful wife of Constantius Chlorus. Her first and only son, Constantine, was born in Naissus in Upper Moesia, in the year 274. The statement made by English chroniclers of the Middle Ages, according to which Helena was supposed to have been the daughter of a British prince, is entirely without historical foundation. It may arise from the misinterpretation of a term used in the fourth chapter of the panegyric on Constantine's marriage with Fausta, that Constantine, oriendo (i. e., "by his beginnings," "from the outset") had honoured Britain, which was taken as an allusion to his birth, whereas the reference was really to the beginning of his reign.

On the death of Constantius Chlorus, in 308, Constantine, who succeeded him, summoned his mother to the imperial court, conferred on her the title of Augusta, ordered that all honour should be paid her as the mother of the sovereign, and had coins struck bearing her effigy. Her son's influence caused her to embrace Christianity after his victory over Maxentius. This is directly attested by Eusebius (Vita Constantini, III, xlvii): "She (his mother) became under his (Constantine's) influence such a devout servant of God, that one might believe her to have been from her very childhood a disciple of the Redeemer of mankind". It is also clear from the declaration of the contemporary historian of the Church that Helena, from the time of her conversion had an earnestly Christian life and by her influence and liberality favoured the wider spread of Christianity. Tradition links her name with the building of Christian churches in the cities of the West, where the imperial court resided, notably at Rome and Trier, and there is no reason for rejecting this tradition, for we know positively through Eusebius that Helena erected churches on the hallowed spots of Palestine. Despite her advanced age she undertook a journey to Palestine when Constantine, through his victory over Licinius, had become sole master of the Roman Empire, subsequently, therefore, to the year 324. It was in Palestine, as we learn from Eusebius (loc. cit., xlii), that she had resolved to bring to God, the King of kings, the homage and tribute of her devotion. She lavished on that land her bounties and good deeds, she "explored it with remarkable discernment", and "visited it with the care and solicitude of the emperor himself". Then, when she "had shown due veneration to the footsteps of the Saviour", she had two churches erected for the worship of God: one was raised in Bethlehem near the Grotto of the Nativity, the other on the Mount of the Ascension, near Jerusalem. She also embellished the sacred grotto with rich ornaments. This sojourn in Jerusalem proved the starting-point of the legend first recorded by Rufinus as to the discovery of the Cross of Christ.

Constantine I, in 327, improved Drepanum, his mother's native town, and decreed that it should be called Helenopolis, it is probable that the latter returned from Palestine to her son who was then residing in the Orient. Constantine was with her when she died, at the advanced age of eighty years or thereabouts (Eusebius, "Vita Const.", III, xlvi). This must have been about the year 330, for the last coins which are known to have been stamped with her name bore this date. Her body was brought to Constantinople and laid to rest in the imperial vault of the church of the Apostles. It is presumed that her remains were transferred in 849 to the Abbey of Hautvillers, in the French Archdiocese of Reims, as recorded by the monk Altmann in his "Translatio". She was revered as a saint, and the veneration spread, early in the ninth century, even to Western countries. Her feast falls on 18 August.

(See The Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07202b.htm)

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141 - Diocletian - Antoninianus - RIC V Pt 2, 177 Bust Type H28 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle headed sceptre
Rev:– PRIMIS X MVLTIS XX, Victory standing right, left, holding victory ileft foot on rock, inscribing VO/T X on shield on palm tree
Minted in Rome (_ R // XXID).
Reference:– Cohen 388. RIC V Pt. 2 177 Bust Type H (Rated scarce)
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141 - Diocletian - Antoninianus - RIC V Pt 2, 28 17 viewsObv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe in right hand
Rev:– IOVI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding victory in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand, at foot eagle
Minted in Lugdunum (// A). Emission 7. Officina 1. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
Reference:– Cohen 151 (2f) Bastien 322 (9 examples cited). RIC V 28
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141 - Diocletian - Antoninianus - RIC V Pt 2, 28 Bust Type H16 viewsObv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle headed sceptre
Rev:– IOVI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding victory in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand, at foot eagle
Minted in Lugdunum (// A). Emission 7. Officina 1. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
Reference:– Cohen 153 (2f) Bastien 323 (39 examples). RIC V Pt. 2, 28 Bust Type H
22mm. 2.77g

Ex- H.J. Berk
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Lugdunum 28 Bust Type H26 viewsObv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle headed sceptre
Rev:– IOVI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding victory in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand, at foot eagle
Minted in Lugdunum (A in exe). Emission 7. Officina 1. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
References:– Cohen 153 (2f). RIC V part 2 Lugdunum 28 Bust Type H. , Bastien 323.
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Lugdunum 8915 viewsObv:– IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe in right hand
Rev:– SALVS AVGG, Salus standing right, feeding snake from patera.
Minted in Lugdunum (//C). 7th Issue, Spring A.D. 290 - 291
Reference:– RIC V Part II Lugdunum 89. Bastien VII 401 (3 examples cited)

A rare bust type for Diocletian. Worn reverse die.
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Lugdunum 22524 viewsObv:– DN DIOCLETIANO P F S AVG, Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive branch in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– QVIES AVGG, Quies standing left, holding branch in right hand and leaning on scepter with left
Minted in Lugdunum (S in left field, C in right field, PLC in exe). Summer A.D. 307
Reference:– RIC VI Lugdunum 225 (Scarce)

Weight:- 8.39 gms
Size:- Obv. X-Axis 22.22mm, Obv. Y-Axis 22.94mm

Ths coin comes from a small, scarce issue with a wide weight range (6-9gms), which according to a footnote in RIC may well have overlapped and accompanied with more than one of the surrounding issues.
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Rome 116a (Post Abdication - Senior Augustus)38 viewsObv:– DN DIOCLETIANO BEATISS SEN AVG, Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive branch in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– PROVIDENT DEOR QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies, standing left holding branch in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand
Minted in Rome (S in left field, F in right field, RP in exe) c. A.D. 305
References:– RIC VI Rome 116a (R)
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Trier 713 13 viewsFollis
Obv:– D N DIOCLETIANO P F S AVG, Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive branch in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– QVIES AV-GVSTORVM, Quies standing facing, head left, holding branch in right hand and leaning on scepter in left hand.
Minted in Trier (S-C//PTR). c. Summer A.D. 307
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 713 (R)
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1423A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Fortuna standing23 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
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143 AD: The king of Armenia is appointed by Antoninus Pius191 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.57g, 31mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 143-144.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
REX ARMENIIS DATVS [around] S C [in ex.] Antoninus Pius, togate, standing facing, head turned left, placing a tiara on the head of the Armenian king, standing left, wearing short tunica and cloak, his right hand raised and holding a roll in his left.
RIC 619 [R]; BMC 1272; Cohen 686; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:42
ex The New York Sale XX jan 2009; ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 147 lot 2159, March 2006
In A.D. 143, Antoninus Pius appointed kings for the Armenians and the Quadi and dedicated separate issues for both events.
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145_Constantinus_II_,_Siscia,_RIC_VII_126,__#915;,_AE-3,_CONSTANTINVS_IVN_NOB_C,_VIRTVS_EXERCIT,_VOT_X,_S-F-HL,__#915;SISstar,_321-4-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5mm,_3,05g-s.jpg
145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!177 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!
avers: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate bust left wearing the imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives seated to left and right of its base. S in left field, F over HL (ligate) in right field.
exergue: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 126, R2!!!,
Q-001
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII Not in this bust, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, Altar,186 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII Not in this bust, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, Altar,
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7a, K3r., Consular, laureate wearing trabea, eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand, bust right.
rever:- BEATA-TRAN-QVILLITAS, Globe on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX in tree lines , above, tree stars.
exergo: -/-//•PTR•, diameter:19 mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 5h,
mint: Trier, date: 322-323 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-Not in this Bust-p-, "Die römische Münzserie Beata Tranquillitas in der Prägestätte Trier 321-323 (RMBT) #90"
Q-001
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1118 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier standing left, right knee raised, spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, no beard, clutching horse's neck, Γ left, • right.
exergue: Γ/•//CONSΘ, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 351-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 106,
Q-001
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1121 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, G3, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe, A behind head.
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, on horseback, galloping right, (no shield), spearing barbarian wearing a Phrygian helmet and with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Star in the upper right field.
exergue: -/*//RP, diameter: 23,5-24mm, weight: 4,46g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 204,
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147-C1 VLLP London, RIC 15825 viewsConstantine The Great, AE3, London mint, 319-320 AD.
Obv:IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left, wearing high crested helmet and carrying spear.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories facing , placing shield inscribed VOT / PR on altar.
PLN in exergue.
London mint, RIC 158.
18mm, 2.9 gm.
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15. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.31 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 175 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Corinthian helmet at left.
16.66 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1013.
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151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 149b16 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENI-O AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (X | A // ALE). A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 149b (Common)

5.10gms. 20.87 mm. 0 degrees.
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 144b31 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GALER VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONO GENIO PII IMPERATORIS, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding patera in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (Crescent / K | Gamma / X // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 144b (Rated Common)
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 152b28 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (parallel wreath ties with rounded ends)
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (Crescent / X | B // ALE). A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 152b (Common)
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 160b42 viewsAe Follis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Branch | B / ALE). A.D. 312-313
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 160b
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 160b18 viewsObv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Branch | S // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 160b
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 160b19 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Branch | G // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 160b
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151 - Maximinus II Daia - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 162b 29 viewsObv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Branch | Z / Wreath // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 162b
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Ticinum 10332 viewsFollis
Obv:–IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand, wearing imperial mantle
Rev:– CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing, head left, in tetrastyle temple (four columns), holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Ticinum (//TT). 4/20/308 - end of 308 AD.
Reference(s) – RIC VI Ticinum 103
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152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 053, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ASIRM•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,65 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 053, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ASIRM•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,
avers:- D N CONSTATIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing helmet, reading backwards.
exe: -/-//ASIRM•, diameter: 20mm, weight: 1,91g, axis: 6h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 351-354 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 53, p-388,
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152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 351, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,69 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 351, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,
avers:- D N CONSTATIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reading backwards.
exe: -/-//ΓSIS, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 351-354 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 351, p-375,
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152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 351, AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,276 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 351, AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,
avers:- D N CONSTATIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reading backwards.
exe: -/-//BSIS, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 2,75g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 351-354 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 351, p-375,
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 382, AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #1112 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 382, AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #1
avers: D N IVLIAN VS NOB C, JC16,D1, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, The Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backward, M in left field.
exergue: M/-//ΔSISL, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 355-361 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 382, Scarce !,
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Cyzicus 009 - B65 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left,holding Victory on globe and sceptre, wreath before
Minted in Cyzicus (wreath in left field, B in right field, SMK in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Cyzicus 9 (Common)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Cyzicus 009 D53 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, wreath before
Minted in Cyzicus (Delta in right field, SMK in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Cyzicus 9 (Scarce)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 017 (MHTΓ)21 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 3 turrets, no door, 2 stars above, 7 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (MHTΓ in exe.) in A.D. 317
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 17 (R2)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 017 (MHTΔ)70 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 3 turrets, no door, 2 stars above, 7 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (MHTΔ in exe.) in A.D. 317
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 17 (R2)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 017 (MHTE)19 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 3 turrets, no door, 2 stars above, 7 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (MHTE in exe.) in A.D. 317
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 17 (R4)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 029 (SMHΔ)26 viewsObv:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (Pellet in right field, SMHΔ in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R5)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 029 (SMHA)134 viewsObv:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (Pellet in right field, SMHA in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R2)

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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 149b10 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (X / G // ALE). Minted in A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 149b

Weight 4.53g. 22.72mm. 180 degrees
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.64 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII London 26724 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, bust right wearing trabea, holding eagle tipped sceptre in right hand
Rev:– BEAT TRANQLITAS, Altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above
Minted in London (//PLON). A.D. 323 - 324
Reference:– RIC VII London 267
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Lugdunum unlisted24 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle tipped sceptre in tight hand
Rev:– BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above.
Minted in Lugdunum (C | R / PLC)
Reference– RIC VII Lugdunum -. Bastien XIII 111 (3 examples cited)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Alexandria 161 16 viewsFollis
Obv:– FL VALER CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (* / N / Palm | A // ALE). A.D. 312 - 313
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 161 (S)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Lugdunum 28754 viewsObv:– IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped bust right (seen from the rear)
Rev:– GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, wearing modius and chlamys, sacrificing from patera on flaming altar and holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (CI | H/S / PLC) A.D. Autumn A.D. 308 to start A.D. 309 (Bastien)
Reference:– Bastien 509 (75 examples cited). RIC VI 287 (though Bastien groups both Modius and Towered versions into one group)
6.35 gms. 25.67 mm.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Lugdunum 28721 viewsObv:– IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped bust right (seen from the rear)
Rev:– GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, wearing modius and chlamys, sacrificing from patera on flaming altar and holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (CI | H/S / PLC) A.D. Autumn A.D. 308 to start A.D. 309 (Bastien)
Reference:– Bastien 509 (75 examples cited). RIC VI 287 (though Bastien groups both Modius and Towered versions into one group)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Lugdunum 287 (Genius - FULL SIZE)48 viewsObv:– IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped bust right (seen from the rear)
Rev:– GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, wearing modius and chlamys, sacrificing from patera on flaming altar and holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (CI | H/S / PLC) A.D. Autumn A.D. 308 to start A.D. 309 (Bastien)
Reference:– Bastien 509 (75 examples cited). RIC VI 287 (though Bastien groups both Modius and Towered versions into one group)
6.35 gms. 25.67 mm.

Click on the image to see Genius full size.
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Lugdunum 287 (Portrait - FULL SIZE)30 viewsObv:– IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped bust right (seen from the rear)
Rev:– GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, wearing modius and chlamys, sacrificing from patera on flaming altar and holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (CI | H/S / PLC) A.D. Autumn A.D. 308 to start A.D. 309 (Bastien)
Reference:– Bastien 509 (75 examples cited). RIC VI 287 (though Bastien groups both Modius and Towered versions into one group)
6.35 gms. 25.67 mm.

Click on the image to see this portrait full size.
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161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 055-3, -/-//CONΓ, AE-1, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #1285 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 055-3, -/-//CONΓ, AE-1, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #1
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL FLAC CILLA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle.
revers:- SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column.
exe: -/-//CONΓ, diameter: 22mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 55, p-229,
Q-001
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161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 017-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, R!, #191 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 017-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, R!, #1
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL FLAC CILLA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle.
revers:- SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column.
exe: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 14-14,5mm, weight: 1,18g, axis: 11h, R!
mint: Heraclea, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 17-1, p-196,
Q-001
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE sestertius - struck 161-176 AD30 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls)
rev: IVNONI REGINAE (Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & scepter; peacock standing left at feet, head reverted), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1651 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 142, BMC 919
22.51gms, 29mm
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166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Antioch, RIC X 104, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-3, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, Scarce! #1140 views166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Antioch, RIC X 104, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-3, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, Scarce! #1
avers: AEL EVDOXIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by the hand of God. (Ex1/Fh3)
reverse: SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing to a shield inscribed Chi-Rho which rests on a low column.
exergue: -/-//ANTΓ, diameter: 15,0-15,5mm, weight: 2,85g, axis:5h,
mint: Antioch, date: 400-404 A.D., ref: RIC X 104, Sear 20895, Scarce!
Q-001
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166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 079, -/†//CONA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, Scarce! #1103 views166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC X 079, -/†//CONA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, Scarce! #1
avers: AEL EVDOXIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by the hand of God. (Ex1/Fh3)
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over the breast, crowned by the hand of god., † in the right field.
exergue: -/†//CONA, diameter: 14,5mm, weight: 2,28g, axis:11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 395-401 A.D., ref: RIC X 079, p-247, Scarce!
Q-001
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII London -23 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, Laureate, cuirassed bust left wearing trabea, holding Victoriola in right hand
Rev:– BEATA TRANQLITAS, Altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above
Minted in London (//PLON).
Reference:– RIC VII London - (Not listed with this bust type from London).

Leetoone proposes in his paper on the London mint in Numismatic Circular that all busts of this type with the Victoriola are poorly interpreted versions of the type with Victoriola and Mappa as in RIC VII London 288.
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 16718 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– VIRTVS EXERCIT, two captives seated at foot of banner inscribed VOT/XX in two lines
Minted in Aquileia (S | F //AQT).
Reference:– RIC VII Aquileia 56 (R4)
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Trier 353 11 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand and mappa in left
Rev:– BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, surmounted by globe with plain vertical lines and diagonals between horizontal lines, three stars above
Minted in Trier (//PTR.).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 353 (R2)
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168 Constans II, AD 641-66833 viewsGold solidus, 18mm, 4.46g, aEF
Struck c. AD 659-662 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and beardless Constantine IV, each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORI-A A-VGU Δ+, long cross on globus between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue. Obverse double struck, reverse flan mark in center.
Ex: Glenn Woods
Sear 963; DOC 29g var; MIB 30
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 211 38 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, forwards on ground beside horse on hands and knees
Minted in Siscia (_ | * //ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 211 (C2)
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous20 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
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17. Temnos: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Temnos mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ&Upsilon / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Two monograms, vine branch, and vase at left.
16.25 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1686; M. #958.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 09613 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman falls forwards on his hands and knees. He is wearing a cap
Minted in Aquileia; (_ | *//AQS dot). 348 A.D. - 350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Aquileia 96 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 113/147 34 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman is sitting on ground. He is wearing a cap
Minted in Aquileia (A | _ /AQP dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia 147
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 109 42 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horsemanis falling forward clutching his horse. He is wearing a phrygian cap
Minted in Constantinople (G | . | _ /CONSG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 109 (C2)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 09820 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is falling forwards wearing cap reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzikus 98
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 346 22 viewsAe2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is falling forwards wearing cap reaching towards emperor
Minted in Siscia (I | _ //DSIS Dot S Dot).
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 346 (C2)
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 18713 viewsAe3
Obv:– DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is falling forwards wearing cap reaching towards emperor
Minted in Lugdunum (//FSLG).
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 187 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 361 18 viewsAe3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is falling forwards wearing cap reaching towards emperor
Minted in Siscia (//DSIS Zigzag).
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 361 (C3)
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 114 var 23 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, slumped forwards on ground on hands and knees.
Minted in Thessalonica (// TSG star). 348-350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 114 var (unlisted officina, 114 is scarce)

2.05 gms. 19.12 mm. 180 degrees.
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170 Commodus 46 viewsCommodus Denarius. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress / HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RSC 190. RIC 251 Sear 5644
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170 Constans II, AD 641-66857 viewsGold solidus, 20.2mm, 4.48g, EF
Struck AD 661-663 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and Constantine IV, beardless (on right), each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU H, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Sear 964; DOC 30g; Wroth 58; Tolstoi 304; Ratto 1606
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172 - Decentius - AE3/4 - Barbarious imitative27 viewsBarbarious Imitative.
Obv:- [D N DECE]NTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is seated on the ground reaching upwards, he is wearing a Phrygian cap
Minted in Barabrous (//PT).
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172 Constans II, AD 641-66837 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.41g, EF
Struck c. AD 661-663 at Constantinople
[legend blundered and fragmentary], facing busts of Contans II with long beard (on left), and beardless Constantine IV, each clad in chlamys, Constans wearing plumed crown (or helmet), his son wearing simple crown, cross in upper field between their heads / VICTORIA AVGU A, cross potent on three steps between facing standing figures of Heraclius (on left) and Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; CoNoB in exergue.
Ex: Glenn Woods
Sear 964; DOC 30a; MIB 31
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1727. Leopold I: Reconstruction Of The Bridge In The Forest Of Haye. 71 viewsObv: Leopold to right, in peruke, wearing armor and the Order of the Golden Fleece LEOPOLDVS. I. D.G. DVX. LOT. BAR. REX. IER
Rev: A traveling horseman going over bridge toward Abundance in countryside. In background landscape a herm of Mercury PROVIDENTIA. PRINCIPIS
Exergue: VIAE. MVNITAE MDCCXXVII Signed: SV.
AE64mm. Ref: Forrer V, p. 309, #6; Slg. Florange 171; Molinari 40/120; Europese Penningen # 1739

Leopold Joseph Charles (Leopold I) (1679-1729), Duke of Lorraine and Bar (1697), was the son of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine and Bar. This medal commemorates further the many reconstruction projects that Leopold I, Duke of Lorraine and Bar, fostered during his reign, in this case, the reconstruction of the bridge in the forest of Haye. The reverse alludes to the fact that the bridge increased commerce (Mercury) in Lorraine and led to more abundance for its inhabitants.
A herm, referred to in this medal, is a statue consisting of the head of the Greek god Hermes mounded on a square stone post. Hermes is the god of commerce, invention, cunning and theft, who also serves as messenger and herald for the other gods.
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1734 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian 118 AD Telesphoros standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1734; BMC 270, SNG France 2091-2

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, baldric strap around back of neck and across chest.

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑ СΤΡ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩ, ΤΟ Β (in field, r.)
Telesphorus wearing mantle with hood standing facing

1.75 gr
16 mm
12h
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1734 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian 118 AD Telesphoros standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1734; BMC 270, SNG France 2091-2

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, baldric strap around back of neck and across chest.

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑ СΤΡ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩ, ΤΟ Β (in field, r.)
Telesphorus wearing mantle with hood standing facing

2.77 gr
16 mm
12h
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1734 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian AE 16 118 AD Telesphoros standing 14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1734; BMC 270, SNG France 2091-2

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1734/

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC (sic)
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΠΕΡΓ СΤΡΑ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝΟ, ΤΟ Β (in field, r.)
Telesphorus wearing mantle with hood standing facing

2.92 gr
16 mm
12h
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 07722 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (// ALED),
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 77 (C2)

4.64g. 21.17 mm. 0 degrees.
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 265 var 35 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right (D behind bust)
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, falling forward clutching his horse.
Minted in Rome (Gamma | _ // RE), 26th September A.D. 352 - 6th November A.D. 355. Third Series
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 265 var (Listed for P and S both of which are R, Dane Kueth has a matching coin with E from different dies)
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Constantinople 117 18 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a cap, clutching his horse
Minted in Constantinople (Dot S Dot | * | _ // CONSZ),
Reference:– RIC VIII Constantinople 117 (C2)
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Heraclea 91 23 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards emperor, he is wearing a Phrygian helmet
Minted in Heraclea (SMHB),
Reference:– RIC VIII Heraclea 91
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Rome 25819 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; B behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, falling forwards clutching horse
Minted in Rome (Gamma | _ // R Wreath E)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 258 (C)
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Rome 26814 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap,falling forward, clutching his horse
Minted in Rome (S | _ // RS),
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 268 (C)
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia -32 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching backwards
Minted in Siscia (// BSIS),
Reference:– It would appear to be unlisted unless I am missing something.

It measures 19.20 mm and weighs 2.44 gms
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia - 25 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching backwards
Minted in Siscia (// BSIS),
Reference:– It would appear to be unlisted unless I am missing something.

It measures 19.20 mm and weighs 2.44 gms

Updated image
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Sisica 35120 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching backwards
Minted in Siscia (// ASIS),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 351
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Sisica 351 15 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reading backwards
Minted in Siscia (// GSIS), A.D. 351-355
Reference:– RIC VIII Sisica 351
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Sisica 351 - Colourised reverse14 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reading backwards
Minted in Siscia (// GSIS), A.D. 351-355
Reference:– RIC VIII Sisica 351
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177 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Fortuna Eastern mint22 viewsReference.
Strack *74, pl. XX; cf. RIC 245

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. FORTVNA AVG
Fortuna standing facing, wearing polos Crown, head left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left

2.67 gr
18 mm
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1793 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth, Hampshire.69 viewsObverse: PEACE AND PLENTY. Dove carrying olive-branch flying above cornucopia spilling out the fruits of the earth.
Reverse: HALFPENNY. Britannia, portrayed as a helmeted, plumed and draped female figure wearing a breastplate emblazoned with the union flag, seated facing left on tea-chest; her right hand resting on a terrestrial globe and her left arm on an anchor; a crowned lion, it's head turned facing, reclining left at her feet; in exergue, 1793.
Edge: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦".
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 11

Issued by John Stride, a grocer and tea dealer from Hampshire, this token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. This token is a mule of the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 10 (Hampshire), here used as the obverse and the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 11. It may have originally been intended that these mules would be sold to collectors, but as a large number exist it seems that they must have been sold to merchants and entered general circulation.
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1794 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth, Hampshire.84 viewsObverse: EARL HOWE & THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. "Youthful" bust of Earl Howe, wearing tricorn hat and with hair in long pigtail tied with a ribbon, facing left.
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: “PAYABLE AT LONDON LIVERPOOL OR BRISTOL •.
Diameter: 29mm.
Dalton & Hamer: 13

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

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

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

The Glorious First of June, 1794 was the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Britain and the French during the French Revolutionary Wars. The British, under Admiral Lord Howe, attempted to prevent the passage of a vital grain convoy from the United States, which was protected by the French fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse. The two forces clashed in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 nautical miles west of the French island of Ushant, on the first of June 1794. During the battle both fleets were so severely damaged that both Howe and Villaret were compelled to return to their home ports. Both sides claimed victory and the outcome of the battle was seized upon by the press of both nations as a demonstration of the prowess and bravery of their respective navies.
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1794 AE Halfpenny, Norwich, Norfolk.40 viewsObverse: R • CAMPIN • HABERDASHER. Stocking and glove above crossed knife and fork; in exergue, •GOAT•LANE•/NORWICH.
Reverse: HALFPENNY. Britannia, portrayed as a helmeted, plumed and draped female figure wearing a breastplate emblazoned with the union flag, seated facing left on tea-chest; her right hand resting on a terrestrial globe and her left arm on an anchor; a crowned lion, it's head turned facing, reclining left at her feet; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦".
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 21

Issued by Robert Campin, a haberdasher with a business in Goat Lane, Norwich, this token was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham, the dies engraved by Thomas Wyon.
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1795 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth or Portsmouth, Hampshire.51 viewsObverse: EARL HOWE & THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. "Elderly" bust of Earl Howe, wearing tricorn hat and with hair tied with a ribbon at back, facing left.
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: “PAYABLE IN LONDON” the remainder engrailed.
Diameter: 29mm.
Dalton & Hamer: 23b

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

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

The Glorious First of June, 1794 was the first and largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Britain and the French during the French Revolutionary Wars. The British, under Admiral Lord Howe, attempted to prevent the passage of a vital grain convoy from the United States, which was protected by the French fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse. The two forces clashed in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 nautical miles west of the French island of Ushant, on the first of June 1794. During the battle, Howe defied naval convention by ordering his fleet to turn towards the French and for each of his vessels to rake and engage their immediate opponent. This unexpected order was not understood by all of his captains, and as a result his attack, though successful, was more piecemeal than he intended. In the course of the battle the two fleets were so severely damaged that both Howe and Villaret were compelled to return to their home ports.
Both sides claimed victory and the outcome of the battle was seized upon by the press of both countries as a demonstration of the prowess and bravery of their respective navies. France because, despite losing seven of his ships, Villaret had successfully bought enough time for the grain convoy to reach safety unimpeded by Howe's fleet and Britain because, since the French were forced to withdraw their battle-fleet to port, they were left free to conduct a campaign of blockade for the remainder of the war.
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1795 AE Halfpenny, Glamorgan, South Wales.62 viewsObverse: JESTYN • AP • GWRGAN • TYWYSOG • MORGANWG • 1091•. Crowned and robed bust of Jestyn ap Gwrgan facing left, wearing a small shield bearing the St George's cross suspended on a chain round his neck.
Reverse: Y • BRENHIN • AR • GYFRAITH •. Britannia facing left, seated on a globe, her right hand pointing to a ship, her left supporting a shield and a spear; behind her a cippus with a crown on top and a laurel branch leaning against it; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: "GLAMORGAN HALFPENNY" in raised letters, followed by three leaves.
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer:3b (Glamorganshire)

This token is thought to have been engraved and manufactured by John Stubbs Jordan, a Birmingham ironfounder for his father, William Jordan, who had returned to South Wales, possibly to Merthyr Tydfil. The Jordens were of Welsh descent and had come to Staffordshire earlier in the century. The father, William Jorden, a victualler from Weaman Street, Birmingham, retired and moved back to South Wales in the early 1780s and in 1794 his son, John Stubbs Jorden, who had remained back in Birmingham, made this Welsh token for his father as a private piece.
This is the only eighteenth century token with Welsh legends.

Jestyn ap Gwrgan, or Gwrgant, was the last Prince and Lord of Glamorgan of British blood. He was of the royal house of Morganwg, which had a lineage stretching back over five centuries to Tewdrig (c.550-584 C.E.). The members of this royal house had links to the other royal houses of Wales through marriage, and were descendants of the celebrated Rhodri Mawr. Jestyn ap Gwrgan's base is believed to have been at Dinas Powis, south of Cardiff. He probably ruled Glamorgan for a little less than a decade around 1081-1090 C.E.
The popular version of historical events is that Jestyn, following a dispute with his rival Einion ap Collwyn, invited the Norman ruler Robert Fitzhamon, lord of Gloucester, and his twelve knights into the region to settle the matter. Once invited in, the Normans refused to leave, Jestyn was deposed and Fitzhamon, having established a lordship based in Cardiff, subsequently conquered the lowlands of Glamorgan, which was parcelled out to his followers. The undesirable mountainous parts of Glamorgan Fitzhamon left in Welsh control. However this story, dating from at least the 15th century, where it touches known historical facts, is demonstrably wrong.
Nowadays there are many people living in South Wales with the surname of Williams who claim to be descended from Jestyn ap Gwrgan. This is not impossible because Jestyn ap Gwrgan had a large family. Notable people who may have been descended from Jestyn ap Gwrgan are the Tudor Monarchs of England, Oliver Cromwell (whose real surname was Williams) and also, being of Welsh descent, Winston Churchill, Princess Diana and several Presidents of The United States of America.
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1795 AE Halfpenny, North Wales, Anglesey.17 viewsObverse: No legend. Druid's head wearing cowl facing left, surrounded by oak wreath; engraver's initial "W" (for Wyon) in raised letters at bottom of bust (see inset).
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: PAYABLE IN LONDON, the rest engrailed.
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 429
RARE

The diesinker for this token was Thomas Wyon and it was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his works in Birmingham.
The Druid's head was a feature of the Parys Mine in Anglesey, North Wales and was used on some of the earliest issues of 18th century Tokens.
This piece was issued for general circulation.
*Alex
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18 Diocletian: Serdica abdication follis.45 viewsFollis, ca 305-306 AD, Serdica mint.
Obverse: DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG / Laureate bust of Diocletian, wearing the imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left hand.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG / Providentia standing, extending hand to Quies, also standing, holding branch and leaning on sceptre. S F in fields, &Gamma: between.
Mint mark: . SM . SD .
10.63 gm., 28 mm.
RIC #15a; Sear # 12940, PBCC #843.
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18. Justinian II13 viewsJustinian II
First reign, 685-695 AD.
AE Follis. Syracuse mint.

O: no legend, crowned bust facing wearing chlamys, holding akakia in left hand and cross on globe in right hand; upright palm branch to left

R: Large M, TNA-like monogram above (Sear type 38); mintmark SCL.

SB 1296, DOC 55.

Not pretty, but rare.

Thanks to FORVM member Obryzum for helping to ID!
Sosius
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18. Kyme: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.45 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Kyme mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. A one-handled jug in wreath at left, ΑΘΗΝΙΚΩΝ in exergue.
16.71 gm., 37 mm.
P. #1642; M. #950.

The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this coin.
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1806 LYDIA, Nacrasa Hadrian Ae. Tyche standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1806

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ СΕ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right CM Telesphoros?

Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑСΙΤΩΝ
Tyche standing l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder in r. hand, cornucopia in l.

2.99 gr
17 mm
12h
okidoki
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1809 - 1810 "MERCURY" Undated AE Halfpenny, Walthamstow, Essex.65 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Mercury wearing Petasus facing left, caduceus behind.
Reverse: Britannia seated left holding olive branch and trident, a shield at her side, BCC (British Copper Company) on the ground below; all within an oak-wreath.
Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 28mm
Davis 36 | Coxall type 3

The principal die engraver was Thomas Wyon the elder (1767–1830). About 1796, Thomas went into business in Birmingham with his brother Peter as a general die-engraver. From 1800, he carried on his business from London, where he engraved many dies for tokens, and in 1816 he was appointed chief engraver of the seals. He died on 18th October, 1830.

This token was issued by the British Copper Company, a Welsh based company who, in 1808, bought the Walthamstow site beside the River Lea. Walthamstow is now a suburb of north east London.
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19 Constantius II73 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
23mm 4.51g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
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19. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.23 viewsTetradrachm, ca 175 - 125 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑ and Corinthian helmet to left, monogram under throne.
16.57 gm., 30 mm.
P. #1055; M. #472.
Callimachus
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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 42 CLBC 2.5.1 40 views
OBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels( open) in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbate cross.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of a traditional type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. Cr.

Size 17.19

Weight 3.7

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 12 examples with weights from 3.17gm to 7.07
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 42 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 16.55mm

Weight 4.4gm

All around very nice coin, I would consider the rarity for this coin 3/5

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 16 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 19.56mm

Weight 3.8gm

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920a ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 59 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 18mm

Weight 3.8gm

This coin has an excellent portrait of Christ, I would grade the coin EF/F

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920B ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 104223 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.
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1920C ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 20 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 17/16mm

Weight 3.9 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.

This particular coin grades as aF/aVF , this has the most interesting portrait of Alexius, seems to be much older in age than other examples.

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1921 ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043 12 views
Bust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

All of the Constantinople coins are uncommon but this one appears very rarely, I would mark its rarity 4/5 This example has a very dark patina in hand, I lightened this pic for a better view of the details. This is one of the most difficult of Alexius coins to obtain.
Simon
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1921c ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043 18 viewsBust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 15.63mm

Weight 4.0gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

This is one of the most difficult of Alexius coins to obtain. This is only the third example I have seen in twenty years, not in great condition but is a great rarity.
Simon
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1922 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 47 views
OBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 16.6mm

Weight 3.0 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
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1922A ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 38 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.9gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
Simon
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1922B ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 17 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/12mm

Weight 3.6 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This is a thick square coin, very unusual beveled edges.
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1922C ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 18 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand. ( This is what it should be , coin is a brokerage of sorts.)

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 15/16mm

Weight 4.00gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This coin was attributed by rev alone, it is the only possible match for Alexius and it is clearly by inscription, his rule.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
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1922D ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 41 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18.35

Weight 3.3gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash, ,HOWEVER this coin is not the norm of black silver, very grainy and hard to photograph but white silver in color, much higher than what was normal.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
Simon
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.436 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 17.48mm

Weight 4.8

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm.
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 40 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 15.64mm

Weight 4.6

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm. My example is running heavy at 4.6gm
Simon
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 7 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 3.96

Weight 17.mm

A really nice example

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.)


DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm
Simon
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1929 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 18 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 4.2

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

My example has more detail than normally seen, most of these coins have no faces recognizable on either side.
Simon
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1929A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 14 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.5/21mm

Weight 3.3

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929B ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 16 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 2.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929C ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 12 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20mm

Weight 2.2gm

This coin is interesting for its details, more than most but the jagged edge flan is very unusual.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929D ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 Imitation 34 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.91mm
Weight 1.9gm

This is an imitation of Sear 1929, better to say it was not produced to the same standards as coins from the other mints. Interesting enough , imitations only seem to occur under Alexius rule and the Manuel's rule, I have never seen an imitation of John II coinage, that leaves me to believe these were authorized in some way by Alexius. Perhaps to help the introduction of the new coinage.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929E ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 22 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 3.5

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929F ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 14 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.80mm

Weight 3.2gm

The burnt orange to the patina of this common coin is what makes it special.
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DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929g ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 42 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.11mm

Weight 2.6gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

My nicest example. Very Fine
Simon
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1929h ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 35 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21.97mm

Weight 2.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929J ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 Imitation 36 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20mm

Weight 2.5gm

This is a regional minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

This is a strange example, Alexius side fits the norm a bit cruder but with good detail, the Christ side lacks the book and Christ's blessing. Imitations of this particular type of coin were created well into the 14th century. This coin was a very recent find in Paphos Cyprus.
Simon
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1929k ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 50 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.99mm

Weight 4.8 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
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1929L ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 54 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.00mm

Weight 2.66gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 48 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.10

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue. This one is unusually clean. They way to differ this coin from Manuel's version is the position of Alexius arm on the labrum.
Simon
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 53 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.75

Weight 3.6mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This coin has been clearly overstruck over an earlier follis. DOC also notes 3 out the five examples are also overstruck. I believe this issue was created quickly when a shortage of the new coinage occurred. It is difficult to find a clean strike of this
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1930A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 33 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Const