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India, Satavahana: Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi (78-114) AR Drachm (MCSI-146)202 viewsObv: King's bust right, with large nose, elaborate hair style and large earrings. Sanskrit Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Siri Pulumavisa Rano Vasithiputasa
Rev: Satavahana symbol + hill; above - sun + moon symbols; below - water symbol. Telugu Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku
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Armenian Kingdom of Sophene: Arsames II (ca. 230BC) One Chalcus (Nercessian Sophene-19b)118 viewsThis is a fairly recently published coin. It is similar to Nercessian-9, but the bust is facing left as opposed to right. It is mentioned in the following publication (it is in Armenian, but you can see the plates):

Nercessian, Y. T. Coinage of the Armenian Kingdom of Sophene (ca. 260-70 B.C.) in Armenian Numismatic Journal 37.3 (September 2011).

Obv: Head of Arsames facing left wearing tiara with flat top like a cap; a diadem encircles the head, ends in a bow, and hangs down neck. Border of dots
Rev: Caps of Dioscuri. Legend to the right, downward ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ
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Byzantine, John VIII Palaeologus (1425-1448) AR stavraton, Constantinople (Sear-2563; DOC 1663)91 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with radiate nimbus, flanked by IC - XC and - ? / + IΩANHC ΔECΠOTHC O ΠΑΛΕΟΛΟΓOC (outer circle);
Rev: + ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATWP (inner circle), facing bust of John, crowned and nimbate; sigla: pellet | pellet

From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection

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Post-Gupta, Vardhanas of Thanesar and Kanauj: Harshavardhana (606-647 CE) AR Drachm (MACW-4933)86 viewsObv: Head of king left, wearing a simple crescent-topped crown, hint of legend at left? Perhpas sa for samvat?
Reverse Fan-tailed peacock facing, Brahmi legend around: vijitavanir avanapati sri siladitya
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class D Follis, Attributed to Constantine IX (1042-1055), (Sear-1836)86 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Rev: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL.
Legend in 3 lines.
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Bulgaria: Georgi Terter II (1322-1323) AR Grosh (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.10.1)85 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Georgi and St. Mark standing facing, holding banner between them
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Bulgaria: Mihail Assen III iman (1323-1330) AR Grosh (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.11.3)81 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: MICHAEL ASENX (S retrograde), Mihail and St. Mark (?) standing facing, holding banner between them; I/P to left of banner
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (13001322) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1; Dochev 1550)78 viewsObv: Large cross; annulets at each point
Rev: Todor Svetoslav facing on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter; left legend - ΘЄO; right legend цр

Moushmov 7476, 7474; Plate LXIII 15
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Constantinople, RY 12 (Sear-165)78 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and decorated shield; cross right in field.
Rev: Large K between ANNO - XII, cross above; E below.
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Bulgaria: Ivan Alexander (1331-1371) Grosso (Dimnik&Dobrinic-9.1.2)75 viewsObv: Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction; IC XC and monograms across field.
Rev: Ivan Alexander and Michael Asen IV standing facing, each holding cross-tipped scepter, holding Christogram-tipped staff between them; monograms across field; stars flanking base of staff.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class H Follis, Attributed to Michael VII (1071-1078), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1880; DOC H.5)72 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Patriarchal cross with globule and pellets at extremities, set on floral ornament
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Roman Imperial: Septimius Severus (193-211) Denarius, Rome (RIC-295)70 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate bust right
Rev: VICT PART MAX. Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)70 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
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Venice: Giovanni Soranzo (1312-1327) AR Grosso (Paolucci pg24, #2)69 viewsObv: IO SVPANTIO S M VENETI DVX; Doge and S. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them
Rev: IC - XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1975)68 viewsObv: Θ/Γ/Є ШP/ΓI/O/C; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in right hand spear, and in left , shield
Rev: MANOV HΛ ΔECΠOT; Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (1300-1322) AR Grosh, Veliko Turnovo Mint (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.1-3)65 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IX (1042-1055) 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1835)65 viewsObv: H RΛAXERNITICA / MP - ΘV.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.
Rev: ΘKE R Θ KWNCTANTINW ΔECΠOTH TW MONOMAX.
Legend in 5 lines.
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Germany, Third Reich: 1933D 2 Reichsmark (KM#79)64 viewsObv: Head left, dates below
Rev: Eagle above denomination

Issued for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1781)64 viewsObv: + IhSVS XRI-STVS nICA *.
Cross crosslet set on globus above two steps; in central medallion, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing.
Rev: + nICHF / En XW AVTO/CRAT EVSEb / bASILEVS / RWmAIW.
Legend in five lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1681)59 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; X/X/X to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, Ө below
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)57 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (negu Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
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Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty: Bhoja I (ca. 836-885 AD) Adivaraha Dramma (MNI-335; Deyell#8)56 viewsObv: King Bhoja as Varaha standing triumphant right, foot resting on lion below, various vaishnavite symbols at right
Rev: Remanent of fire altar; two-line legend - srimad adi / varaha
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata56 viewsThe Mahabharat, Book 6: Bhishma Parva; Canto 120-122

This illustrates the death of Bhishma. He felled in battle by a reluctant, ashamed and tearful Arjuna pierced by innumerable arrows. As Bhishma fell, his whole body was held above the ground by the shafts of Arjuna's arrows which protruded from his back, and through his arms and legs. He asked Arjuna to give him a pillow fit for a warrior. Arjuna then removed three arrows from his quiver and placed them underneath Bhishma's head, pointed side upwards. To quench the war veteran's thirst, Arjuna shot an arrow into the earth, and a jet stream of water rose up and into Bhishma's mouth.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) AE Follis, Constantinople (RIC-87)56 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / CONSΔ*.
Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield set on ground; to left, two captives kneeling vis--vis; star above.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1708)56 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRISτЧS hICA.
Cross potent set on three steps on globe.
Rev: + bASI/ LIOS CЄ/ COnSTAn/TIn PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO.
Legend in 6 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1901; DOC K.1)56 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets.
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing. She is nimbate and wears pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Follis, Nicomedia, RY 22 (Sear 201; DOC 135b; MIBE 113a)55 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M, above, cross; to left A/N/N/O; to right X/X/II;below B; NIKO in exergue
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) Antoninianus, Siscia (RIC-651)54 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT / V / XXI. Concordia and emperor standing vis--vis clasping hands.
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/51396) AR Gro (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.14.1; Youroukova & Penchev-107)54 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction, IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace; axe under throne
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1730)54 viewsObv: Leo VI and Alexander, each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them. Legend around - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS.
Rev: Legend in four lines - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS bASIL' ROmEOn
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Bulgaria: Ivan Aleksandar (13311371) Trachy (Youroukova & Penchev-105var)53 viewsObv: Cross set on acanthus base; IC XC in upper quarters; triple pellets above each of the leaves
Rev: Imperial double-headed eagle facing, with wings displayed
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)53 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Cilician Armenia, Seljuq of Rum: Hetoum I and Kaykhusraw II Bilingual Tram (Album-1221, Nercessian-325)52 viewsIn compliance with a peace treaty previously signed by Levon I with the Seljuq Sultan of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, Hetoum struck silver coins bearing both Armenian and Arabic legends. Known as bilingual issues, Hetoum struck them first with Kaykhusraws son, Kayqubad I, and later with Kayqubads son, Kaykhusraw II.

Obverse:
King on horseback trotting to right holding sceptre over right shoulder, a cross above horses
tail and crescent over horses head. Armenian legend around - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Hethum King of the Armenians

Reverse:
السلطان الاعظم, The Sublime Sultan
غياث الدنيا والدين, Protector of the World and Faith
كيخسرو بن كيقباد, Kaykhusraw, Son of Kayqubad

Reverse Top Margin:
ضرب ﺑﺴﻴﺲ سنة أربع و, Struck in the City of Sis, the Year Four and

Reverse Left Margin:
أربعون, Forty

Reverse Right Margin:
وستمائة, And Six Hundred
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Mihail Asen III iman (13231330) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.11.16; Youroukova & Penchev 68; Dobrinić & Dimnik 8.2.3; Dochev 1890-1910)52 viewsObv: Cross with suppendaneum; IC XC in upper quarters, stars in lower quarters
Rev: iman tamgha; stars and dots flanking base
Dim: 19mm, 1.67 g, 6h

This particular retrograde IC XC variation and dot placement between tamgha is not present in Dochev.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2334)52 viewsObv: Bust of the Virgin, arms spread, within the walls of Constantinople with 6 groups of triple towers, sigla in lower fields A - X
Rev: Christ standing on the right, facing three-quarters lefty, holding Book of Gospels, placing right hand on the head of Andronikos prostrate in proskynesis, Greek legend in fields IC - XC (right) and ANDRONIKOS EN HO DESPOTIS O PALLO (left)
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Serbia: Stefan Uro V (1355-71) AR Dinar (Dobrinic-8.1.2; Dimitrijevic-39)51 viewsObv: Stefan enthroned facing, holding cross-tipped sceptre and akakia; Legend on either side - VOIIb - YPb
Rev: Helmet facing left with crest; Legend around - VROSIVSI MPERATOR
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Bulgaria: Ivan Asen II (12181241) Trachy (Youroukova & Penchev-35,36)51 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Asen II and St. Dimitrii standing facing, holding star-tipped staff between
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Shahi Kings of Kabul and Ghandara: Sri Samanta Deva (ca. 850-1000 CE) AR Jital (Deyell-45, Tye-14, MACW-1586, Album-A1402)51 viewsObv: Horseman riding right holding banner; Bhi ashara above left, Unknown symbol above right, degraded cursive title in front
Rev: Nandi recumbent left, Tamgha on hindquarters; श्री समानता देवा (Sri Samanta Deva in Nagari script) above
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Indo-Scythian: Azes I (ca. 57-35 BC) AR Tetradrachm (MACW-2214)51 viewsObv: King on horseback
Rev: City goddess standing, holding palm & lamp
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-159)51 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / ESIS*.
VOT XX within wreath.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)50 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) AR Histamenon nomisma, Thessalonica (Sear-1904; DOC VI-4)50 viewsObv: +KЄ B Θ AΛЄZ. IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in left hand
Rev: DIMITI, DECPOTHT, Full-length figure of emperor facing, on right, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, facing to right and handing to emperor labarum on long shaft standing on globule
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Abbasid Governors, Mesopotamia: al-Abbas b. Muhammad (750-760 AD) AE Fals, al-Jazira (Album-304; Lavoix-1568)49 viewsObv: Within circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); in margin, أمر الأمير ألعباس بن محمد اعز الله نصره (Ordered by the amir al-Abbas bin Muhammad, may his victories be the glory of Allah)
Rev: Within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); pellet above first line; in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بالجزيرة (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Jazira)
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Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander I Soter AR Drachm. Circa 155-130 BC (Bopearachchi 3B; SNG ANS 686-690)49 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wielding spear, aegis on shoulder; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ around
Rev: Athena standing right, hurling thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field, Karosthi script around
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Arabia Felix: Himyarites and Sabaeans (ca. 3rd Century BC) AR Drachm (Munro-Hay 1.4i2)49 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right; Sabaean "N" (mark of value) on cheek.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE before, monogram below.
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Cilician Armenia: Levon I (1198-1219) AE Tank (Nercessian-303) 49 viewsObv: Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ - Levon King of Armenians
Rev: Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՍ Ի ՍԻՍ Ի - By the Will of God
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Ancient India, Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) of various denominations48 views

Upper Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1177; MACW-2918; Senior B13.1T)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Middle Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (AICR-1178; MACW-2919; Senior B13.1D)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Lower Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1179; MACW-2921; Senior B14.1)

Obv: Hybrid Herakles-Siva deity standing facing holding long trident in right and lion-skin in left, three-pronged tamgha on left and Kharosthi letter vi on right.
Rev: Tyche standing to right holding cornucopia, nandipada on left, flower-pot on right



Upper Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (MACW-2937; Senior B17.1vT)

Obv: Radiate (9 rays) diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Middle Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (Senior B17.1D)

Obv: Radiate diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Lower Right

This one is unknown to me, but dealer indicated it might be central asian. Rider on horseback facing left / tamghra. Any help in identification is much appreciated...
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1760; DOC 25)48 viewsObv: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM; Crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Rev: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW-MAIWN; Legend in four lines
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1612 Edition of the King James Bible, 1st Quarto - The Crucifixion of Christ47 viewsThis is from the so-called 'HE' edition of the 1612 Roman-Type Quatro KJB (H313). The 'HE' refers to Ruth 3:15 as the verse was written as:

Also he said, Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her; and he went into the city.

The 'SHE' edition of 1612 has the verse written as:

Also he said, Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her; and she went into the city.

For further information, see Norton, David, A Textual History of the King James Bible, Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) AR denr (Huszr-310; Unger-233)47 viewsObv: BELAE REX around Hebrew tet (ט)
Rev: Angel slays dragon
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2265; Bendall- Donald C.8; PCPC 26; DOC V 66-9)46 viewsObv: Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holding spear; left hand holding shield
Rev: in upper and right field; Full length figure of emperor on left, blessed by Virgin, nimbate; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
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Sogdiana, Semirech'e: Proto-Qarakhanid (10th c.) AE Cash (Kamyshev-49)46 viewsObv: Legend in Kufic Arabic - Mulk-Aram-Yinal-Chig
Rev: Blank
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Bulgaria: Mihail Asen III iman (13231330) AR Gro (Youroukova & Penchev-64)45 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Mihail Asen facing on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)45 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

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Umayyad Caliphate, Arab-Byzantine: Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685-705 CE) Fals, Halab (Aleppo) Mint (Album-3529; SICA I, 615-625)45 viewsObv: Caliph standing facing, holding hilt of sword; لعبد الله عبد الملك اميرالمومنين (for the servant of God, 'Abd al-Malik, commander of the believers) in Arabic around
Rev: Modified cross potent set on steps; بحلب (bi-halab) in Arabic upward to left, واف (wāf) in Arabic downward to right; لا اله الا الله و حده محمد رسول الله (There is no God but Allah alone, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah) in Arabic around
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Crusaders: Bohmond III (1163-1201) AR Denier, Antioch (Metcalf, Crusades-378)45 viewsObv:+ BOAИVHDVS, helmeted and mailed head left; crescent before, star behind
Rev:+ AИTI:OCHIA, cross patte; crescent in second quarter
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Hephthalites: Vasu Deva (early 7th Century) AR Tri-lingual Drachm (Gbl Hunnen Em.244, MACW-1560)45 viewsObverse: Bust of Vasu Deva right in Persian style. Bull head above crown ; tamgha countermark, gold plug countermark. Brahmi legend in field. Cursive Bactrian Greek Legend around.
Reverse: Zoroastrian fire altar and attendants. Pahlavi legend in fields, Cursive Bactrian Greek Legend around.
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Serbia: Stefan Uro II Milutin (1282-1321) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-7.1.1)45 viewsObv: Emperor, standing facing to left, receiving banner from St. Stefan, standing facing to right; S STEFAN' VROSIVS / REX
Rev: Enthroned Christ facing; IC - XC
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1598; DOC-7)45 viewsObv: Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter
Rev: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, [holding globus cruciger; pellet to left;] to right, cross above pellet; in exergue, large M between X N and above A
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) AR ⅔ Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1876; DOC-8)45 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the face of the Holy Infant; pellet to left and right
Rev: + ΘKЄ / BΘHOЄI / MIXAKΛ / ΔЄCΠOTH / Tω ΔUKA in five lines
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2110/Sear-2144)45 viewsObv: IC and XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearning tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand
Rev: Full length figure of emporer on left, and St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, holding between them long shaft, at the head of which fleu-de-lis, and the base of which, small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum on long shaft in right hand. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds scepter with triple head in left hand.
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Sogdiana, Ikhshids of Samarqand: Urk Wartramuka (675-696) AE Cash (Smirnova-657)45 viewsObv: Tamghas around central square hole
Rev: Sogdian legend around central square hole
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Indo-Greek, Baktria: Apollodotos I Drachm (Bopearachchi-4F; SNG ANS 328-336)45 viewsObv: Sacred elephant with decorative belt and Greek legend - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ
Rev: Bull with Kharoshti legend - MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi. (547-572 AH) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 37-8; S&S Type 27; Album 1827.2; ICV 1200)44 viewsObv: Diademed male head right, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ (Najm al-Dn; Arabic Laqab meaning 'Star of Religion') in Naskh script engraved into the die horizontally across the neck of the figure; counter-marked legend ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﮑﺮ (Najm al-Dn, King of Diyarbakr); dotted border
Rev: Multi-line legend in a modified Ayyubid Kufic script continuing to right, top and left all within irregular circle with arabesque in exergue; dotted border

1st Line: ﻣﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﻣﺮﺍ (Malik al-umar; King of the Princes)
2nd Line: ﺍﺑﻮ ﺍﻟﻤﻈﻔﺮ (Abu al-Muzaffar; Man of Conquering)
3rd Line: ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ (Alp bin; Alpi, Son of)
Right Field: ﺗﻤﺮﺗﺎﺵ ﺑﻦ (Timurtsh bin; Timurtash, Son of)
Upper Field: ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ (l-Ghz; Il-Ghazi)
Left Field: ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ (bin Artuq; Son of Artuq)
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Mller 342)44 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
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Western Kshatrapas: Vijayasena (238-250 AD) AR drachm (Fishman-23.1.160)44 viewsObv: Bust of Vijayasena, with corrupted Greek legend, date in Brahmi numerals behind (160 Saka Era = 238 AD)
Rev: Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Damasenasaputrasa Rajnah Ksatrapasa Vijayasanasa ("of Raja Satrap Vijayasena, son of Raja Mahasatrap Damasena")
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Venice: Giovanni Dandolo (1328-1339) AR Grosso (Paolucci #2)44 viewsObv: IO DANDVL S M VENETI DVX.
Doge and St. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them.
Rev: IC - XC.
Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing.
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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Obolus (Huszr-549, Unger-438)44 viewsObv: + REGIS LODOVICI, Patriarchal cross
Rev: Saracen head facing left
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Serbia: Vuk Branković (1389-1398) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-113)44 viewsObv: Vuk standing facing, bareheaded with banner and loros, Cyrillic legend around ВЛЬКЬ (VUK) on either side
Rev: Christ enthroned, partial Cyrillic legend ГАК/ВЬ on either side of Christ.
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Chola: Kulottunga Chola I (1070-1120) Kasu (MCSI-345)44 viewsObv: King half seated, with raised arm on right; Tamil legend beneath raised arm - Ku (கு)
Rev: Standing man, with lamp on left and group of pellets on right
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350) Follis, Siscia (RIC VIII-100)44 viewsObv: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, chi-rho on banner; ESIS, dot-in-crescent in exergue
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1938 Annexation of the Sudetenland (Scheuch-1861)44 viewsObv: Map of Greater Germany with Sudetenland, Austria and East Prussia; German legend around - EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN FHRER; (One People, One Empire, One Leader)
Rev: Handshake, above and below swastikas; German legend around - ZUR ERINNERUNG 1-10 OKTOBER 1938; (In Memory of 1-10 October 1938)
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667)44 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) BI Tetateron, Constantinople (Sear-1945; DOC-12)44 viewsObv: Nimbate figure of Christ standing on footstool holding book of Gospels, IC XC with contraction marks in left and right field.
Rev: [+Ιω Δ]ΕCΠΟΤ Τω ΠΟΡΦΥΡOΓNT; emperor standing facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding jeweled cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) BI Aspron Trachy (Sear-1964)44 viewsObv: MP - ΘV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing on throne without back, holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ before her
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ (or similar); Manuel, crowned, wearing chlamys and divitision, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Commenus (1143-1180) AE Tetarteron (Sear-1976)44 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Cross with X at centre, standing on three steps.
Rev: ΜΛΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ;
Half-length facing figure of Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)44 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Follis, Antioch (Sear 532; DOC 153; MIBE 95b)44 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robe, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre
Rev: Large m between A/N/N/O and II; above, cross; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 30 mm, 12.3 g
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Pre-Kushana Yaudheya: Unknown? Six-headed Karthikeya / Shashthi Drachm (Pieper-1113var)43 viewsObv: Six-headed Karthikeya holding spear in his r. hand, his l. on his hip; Unknown circular Brahmni legend to the right
Rev: Female deity (Shashthi) standing above wavy line, ten-arched hill with nandipada on top on r., railed tree on l.

Note: The difference between Pieper-1113 is that on the Obv., the legend is on the right as opposed to the left. Furthermore, on the Rev., the ten-arched hill is on the right as opposed to the left and the railed tree is on the left as opposed to the right.
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Elrathia Kingi Trilobite43 viewsThis is a Elrathia Kingi trilobite from the Wheeler Shale Formation in Utah. These buggers roamed the seas around the Mid-Cambrian era (about 505 million years ago)4 commentsSpongeBob
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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Denr (Huszr-542, Unger-429v)43 viewsObv: + LODOVICI R VnGARIE, Two-part shield (rpdian stripes and Angevin field of fleur-de-lis) with three lilies above and to sides.
Rev: S LADISLAVS R , Standing nimbate king, facing, holding halberd and imperial orb, lily in right field.
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Bulgaria: Ivan Aleksandar (13311371) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.13.50var)43 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of Ivan Aleksandar standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
Rev: Cross patte with tendrils emanating from base; pellet in upper quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class I Follis, Attributed to Nicephorus III (Sear-1889, DOC I.1-64) 43 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (12571277) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-38)42 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Mller 76)42 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1352/51396) AR Gro (Youroukova & Penchev-107)42 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, set on palm frond; IC XC across field
Rev: Ivan Sracimir enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and mace
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1938 Annexation of the Sudetenland (Scheuch-1862w)42 viewsObv: Map of Greater Germany with Sudetenland, Austria and East Prussia; German legend around - SUDETENBEFREIUNG 1-10 OKTOBER 1938; (Liberation of Sudetenland, 1-10 October 1938)
Rev: Handshake, above and below swastikas; German legend around - EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN FHRER; (One People, One Empire, One Leader)
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)42 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)42 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Ghaznavids: Khusraw Malik (1160-1186) AR Jital (Album-1663; Deyell-116; Tye-117.3)41 viewsObv: Blundered Nagari script, Rajput bull left.
Rev: Arabic Legend in five lines: Malik / al-sultan / al-a'zam / abu'l-malik / Khusru
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Kuninda: Amoghabhuti (late 2nd Century BC) AR Drachm (MACW-4440,4441)41 viewsObv: Deer standing right with Goddess in front holding flower; Hill below deer. Legend around in Brahmi - Rajna Kunimdasa Amoghabhutisa Maharajasa
Rev: Stupa and ancillary symbols; Legend around in Kharosthi - Rana Kunidasa Amoghabhutisa Maharajasa
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Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (13001322) AR Gro (Youroukova & Penchev-53)41 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter
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Kidarite Principality of the Kota Kula in the Punjab: Anonymous (ca. 360-460 CE) AE Unit (ACR-1282var; MACW-3683)41 viewsObv: Brahmi legend kota with a crescent on each side, dots above the left crescent, dotted border around
Rev: Frontal facing Shiva standing in front of bull with is standing to the left; dotted border around


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Vijayanagar Empire: Hari Hara II (1377-1404) AV Half Pagoda (MCSI-412)41 viewsObv: Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding parasu (axe) and mriga or deer
Rev: Devanagari legend: Sri Pra / ta pa Ha ri / Ha ra
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Chola: Rajendra Chola (1014-1044) AR Kahavanu (MCSI2-333, Biddulph-27)41 viewsObv: Tiger seated right faces towards two upright fishes, bow behind, umbrella above. GanGai Konda / Chola - in Devanagari script below.
Reverse : As above
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Cilician Armenia: Levon II (1270-1289) AR Tram (Nercessian-376v; CCA-1429) 41 viewsObv: King on horseback to right, holding reins with left hand, and a cross in right hand with two bars extending over his right shoulder. Clockwise legend, ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Lewon Tagawor Amenayn Hayo; Levon, King of all Armenians)
Rev: Crowned lion walking left, with left paw raised. Behind him a cross with two bars. Clockwise legend, ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ ԻՍ (Shineal i kaghakn i Sis; Struck in the city of Sis)
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6; Youroukova & Penchev-39; DOC-1)41 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: КО/СТ/ АΔ /N Ц А/С/Ѣ/N in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)41 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles


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Sogdiana, Chach: Unknown Ruler (3rd-5th c.) AE Unit (Shagalov & Kuznetsov-1)41 viewsObv: Portrait of a ruler in profile facing left surrounded by a linear rim. The ruler has an almond shaped eyes, a large nose, sloping forehead, pointed chin with a forked beard, and small mustache. Hair is flowing down to his shoulders and individual strands of curly hair is intercepted by a tiara, which ends tied behind his head with two loops back down to his head. The top of the tiara has a crescent-shaped pommel attached. On the neck of the ruler is a jewlery with a round medallion in the middle.
Rev: Tamgra surrounded by Sogdian legend - c'c'n n'pn'c wnwn xw b - Chach people ruler - King Vanvan.
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Central Asia, Chach: Anonymous (700-800AD) AE Cash, Kanka Mint (Shagalov & Kuznetsov, #98)40 viewsObv: Three-Quarter portrait of the ruler facing right, surrounded by a belt of the rim. Ruler with large almond-shaped eyes, a straight, narrow nose, small mouth, and a peculiar form of hairstyle. On the neck, a massive decoration is suspended in the center. Above the shoulders and head, a crescent moon with a dot. Behind the head, a Sogdian legend consisting of a single word.
Rev: Tamgra surrounded by Sogdian legend - ZNH pny tkyn c'cynk xw
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Hungary: Bla III (1172-1196) Denr (Huszr-66)40 viewsObv: Between two anchor-like characters with three points each; BELA
Rev: Monogram enclosed in a circle
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Kidarite of Jammu & Kashmir: Vinayaditya (late 5th century) debased AV Stater (MACW-3656)40 viewsObv: Formalized Kushan standing king design;
Rev: Semi-realistic portrayal of enthroned Ardoksho;
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Vijayanagar Empire: Achyutaraya (1529-1542) pagoda (MCSI-673, Ganesh-141)40 viewsObv: Gandabherunda (double-headed eagle) walking left, holding an elephant in each beak and in each foot
Rev: Three-line Devanagari legend: Sri Pra / ta pa chyu ta / ra ya
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Ticinum (RIC-140)40 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / P T .
VOT / XX within wreath.
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius III (698-705) AE 40 Nummi (Sear-1395, DOC II-32)40 viewsObv: No inscription; Bust facing, wearing crown with cross. In right hand, spear held before body. On left shoulder, shield with horseman device. In left field, star
Rev: Large M between two palm branches, above monogram; SCL in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class I Follis, Attributed to Nicephorus III (Sear-1889, DOC I.1-64) 40 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
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Kingdom of Lydia, Persian Rule: Artaxerxes IDarius III (ca. 450-330 BCE) AR Siglos (Sear-4682)40 viewsObv: Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Oblong punch
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602 AD) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-539; MIB-103)40 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 15 of Maurice Tiberius
Rev: Large Ч, pellet within, cross above


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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6, Youroukova & Penchev-39)39 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (12571277) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-38)39 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Cilician Armenia: Oshin (1308-1320) Takvorin (Nercessian-441, Bedoukian-1863)39 viewsObv: Equestrian king to right, crowned, and holding staff. Letter Յ next to horses head and dot behind king. Armenian Legend around - +ԱՒՇԻՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Oshin, King of Armenians)
Rev: Lion standing left with cross behind. Armenian Legend around - +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ ՍԻ (Struck in the city of Sis)
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)39 views4 commentsSpongeBob
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Hungary: Bel III (1172-1196) Follis (Huszr-72, Unger-114)39 viewsObv: SANCTAMARIA, Nimbate Madonna facing the front, scepter in right hand, infant Jesus in left. Two crosses above.
Rev: REX BELA on left, REX STS on right; Two kings seated on thrones facing, each holding scepter and globus cruciger; long cross between. Inverted crescent and three lines in exergue.
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 20 Cash (C#193.2) 39 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend above - ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ (Sri Chamundi) with sun and moon between ಶ್ರೀ (Sri); date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ೨೦ (Mayili Kasu 20) , MEILEE/MILEE/MILAY XX CASH in margin, enclosed in lined circle.
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata39 viewsIn this particular leaf of a multi-leaf manuscript, Krishna is addressing Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra War in the Mahābhārata. Hence, this is a scene from the Bhagavad Gita. It was inscribed using tools like the following:

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Roman Imperial: Severus Alexander (222-235) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC-246)39 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG.
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: MARS VLTOR.
Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield.
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (120-96 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain Mint 116 in Cilicia or Northern Syria (SC 2294.3; HGC 9, 1197c)39 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; two monograms to outer left; N in exergue; all within wreath
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AR Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-998; DOC 57; MIB-152; Yannopoulos 189-223)39 viewsObv: To left, bust of Constans, facing, with long beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and behind it, plume. To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume. Between heads, cross
Rev: Cross potent on base over globe on three steps. To left, Heraclius, to right, smaller Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross
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Chola: Raja Raja Chola (985-1014) 2 Fanams (Ganesh-1.8)38 viewsObv: King standing looking right
Rev: Devagari legend Uya Konda

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Confederate States of America: $20 Chemicograph Back Intended for 1864 Confederate Currency38 viewsOriginally issued as a set of "notes" that consisted of six Chemicograph backs with designs that were intended for the 1864 issues of the $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $500 denominations. Back plates with these designs were ordered by the Confederate Treasury from S. Straker & Sons of London. The plates were made and shipped from London in early January 1864, only to disappear. Several more shipments were made, but none of these got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
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38 viewsIndia, Pre-Mauryan Empire. Anonymous. Ca. 500-400 B.C. AR karshapana (20.1 mm, 1.62 g). 4 punches: elephant left with double crescent above, 5 crescents around annulets with dot in center (cf. R-195), three fish swimming around annulet with pellets around (cf. R-232)SpongeBob
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Kln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)38 viewsObv: NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ AV; radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis; LI∆ to left
Rev: ΠΟΣEIΔWN IΣΘMIΟΣ; bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder; trident behind, star to right
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Indo-Parthian: Gondophares (ca. 40-5 BC) square unit (MACW-2576)38 viewsObv: king on horseback, riding left, holding arm forward, Nike to left, facing right & presenting a diadem to the king
Rev: tamgha
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Macedonian Kingdom: Antigonos I Monophthalmos, as Strategos of Asia (320-306 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon (Price 3722)38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, monogram in wreath; below throne, AX monogram
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Tripura: Udaya Manikya (1567- 1573) Tanka (RB-133, KM-79), citing Queen Hira38 viewsObv: lion facing left, standard above, date below, but 89 of the date is behind the lion's back leg, within a circle and border of sloping arches
Rev: in four lines: Śri Śri Yutoda/ya Manikya/ Deva Śri Hira/ Maha Devyau within square with ornaments outside

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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class E Follis, Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067) (Sear-1855)38 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Facing bust of Christ with beard and nimbus cruciger, wearing pallium and colobium, raising hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels.
Rev: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL'.
Legend in 3 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1929; DOC 38)38 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) AR half-stavraton, Constantinople (Sear-2551; DOC 1453)38 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with crucifom nimbus, holding book of Gospels; IC - XC over C - Φ flanking
Rev: [MA]NOVHΛ BACIΛЄVC O ΠΑΛЄ[OΛOΓOC], nimbate and crowned facing bust of Manuel; Φ-C flanking

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Confederate States of America: T-29 1861 $10 (Front)37 viewsCuhaj, George S. (2012-11-30). Confederate States Paper Money.

Front: Slave picking cotton. Landscape and boat scene at right.
Back: Blank
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.11)37 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC across field
Rev: Konstantin I facing on horseback right, holding patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)37 viewsObv: bASILIOS bASILEVS.
Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn.
Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII - Porphyrogenitus and Zoe (913-959) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1758)37 viewsObv: COnStAnt' CE ZOH b.
Crowned busts of Constantine, wearing loros, and Zoe, draped, holding patriarchal cross between them.
Rev: +COnS/ tAnTInO/ CE ZOh bA/ SILIS RO/ mEOn.
Legend in 5 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon (Sear-2402)37 viewsObv: Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand resting on Gospel.
Rev: Full-length figure of Andrionicus II, bearded on left, and Michael IX, beardless on right; between them labarum with circle beneath the plaque, on long shaft ending to base. Andronicus wears stemma, divisition, and jeweled loros of simple type. Michael similarly dressed. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) Follis, Constantinople, RY 6 (Sear 430; DOC 1c; MIBE 25)37 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Tiberius II Constantine, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and Ч; above, cross; in exergue, CONЄ
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Bulgaria: Mico Asen (1256-1257) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.6.2-5, Youroukova & Penchev-137)36 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Nikolai, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Mico Asen, holding scepter and cross; monograms flanking
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Seljuks of Rum: Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II bin Kay Qubadh (1237-1246 CE) AR Dirham, Sivas, AH 638 (Album 1218; Broome 166; Izmirlier 403)36 viewsObv: Lion passant to the right, star below; Radiant sun above lion with star to the left and ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻢ on either side; Legend above: ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺼﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻣﻴﺮ ﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ (al-imam al-mustansir billah amir al-muminin; the Imam al-Mustansir, Commander of the Faithful)

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In central square: ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﻛﻴﺨﺴﺮﻭ ﺑﻦ ﻛﻴﻘﺒﺎﺩ (al-sultan / al-azam / kaykhusraw / ibn kayqubad; the Supreme Sultan Kaykhusraw ibn Kayqubad)
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Great Mongols: Malik of Kurzuwan (June-July 1221) Jital, Kurzuwan (Album-1971; Tye-324.2; Nyamaa-31)36 viewsObv: Arabic inscription around margin with date and month; تاريخ ربيع الآخرسنة ثمان عشروستمائة (dated to Rabi II, of the year 618); in center, الملك‎ (al-Malik)
Rev: Mint and Kalima in four lines; ○ كرزوان لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول ○ الله (Kurzuwan; There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the apostle of Allah)
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Ilkhan: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AR 6 dirhams, AH728, Shiraz Mint (Album-2199)36 viewsObv: Within a lobated square, ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﺑﻮﺳﻌﻴﺪ ﺧﻠﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (struck in the days of the reign of the Greatest Sultan Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, may Allah perpetuate his kingdom); within the lobes, to right, left and below, ; in eight segments around, mint and date
Rev: In a miḥrāb-like niche formed by the Kufic inscriptions, ﻓﺴﻴﻜﻔﻴﻜﻬﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻭﻫﻮﺍﻟﺴﻤﻴﻊ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻴﻢ (and Allah will be sufficient to protect you against them, and He is the Hearer, the Knower); inside the niche, ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); below, the Rāshidūn, ﺍﺑﻮ ﺑﻜﺮ ﻋﻤﺮ ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ (Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali)
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Ilkhan: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AR 2 dirhams, AH722, Baghdad Mint (Album-2204, Type D)36 viewsObv: Arabic legend within pentafoil - ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﺑﻮﺳﻌﻴﺪ ﺑﻬﺎﺩﺭﺧﺎﻥ ﺧﻠﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (Struck in the days of prosperity of the Supreme Sultan Abu Said Bahadur Khan, may God perpetuate his sovereignty); date within arms of pentafoil - ﺳﻨﺔ ﺍﺛﻨﺘﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﺸﺮﻳﻦ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ (year twenty two and seven hundred)
Rev: Arabic legend in multiple lines - ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); ﺿﺮﺏ ﺑﻐﺪﺍﺩ above and below ﻣﺤﻤﺪ (Struck at Baghdad above and below Muhammad); names of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs at 12:00 ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ (Abu bakr), at 3:00 ﻋﻤﺮ (Umar), at 6:00 ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ (Uthman), at 9:00 ﻋﻠﻰ (Ali)
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Bulgaria: Dobrotitsa (13661386) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.16.3-4; Youroukova & Penchev 143)36 viewsObv: Inscription placed horizontally in three lines: ДЄС / : T : / ПОС
Rev: Inscription placed horizontally in three lines: I ω ✴; T; and pellets above ω and ✴; pellets flanking T
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Roman Republic: C. Servilius M.f. (ca. 136 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Cr-239/1; S-116; Syd-525)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma facing right, wreath behind; ROMA below
Rev: Dioscuri galloping apart; C. SERVEILI M F in exergue
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Western Kshatrapas: Nahapana (ca. 100 CE) Pb Half Unit (Fishman-#8.7)36 viewsObv: Lion standing left before plough-in-railing, beribboned yupa-in-railing to the left, three-arched hill with dots between lion's legs, wavy line with dots (river?) in exergue, Brahmi legend above
Rev: Fletched arrow pointing down to the left and thunderbolt right, all with a dotted border
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Sasanian Empire: Khosrau I (531-579 CE) AR Drachm, Kirmān Mint (Gbl Type II/2)36 viewsObv: Tiara bearing 2 layers of pearls, three turrets (one on each side and one at the back) and a crescent in front. Jewel clip holds tiara. Very high stiff crown cap. Star in front of and behind crown. Crescent clip holds Orymbos. Crescent over both shoulders. 3 crescents without stars outside the rim. KHUSRUI AFZUI (Khusru, the bestower of prosperity).
Rev: Fire Altar with narrow shaft and upturned ribbons. Crescent to left and star to right of fire. Attendants are King and Prince facing forwards, both their hands resting on sword halter in front. čḥlwyst in Pahlavi to left, 𐭪𐭫 (KL) in Pahlavi to right
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Double Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Denr (Huszr-547, Unger-432d)36 viewsObv: + MOnETA LODOVICI, Saracen head facing left
Rev: + REGIS hVnGARIE, Patriarchal cross with random pellets, lily; S in fields beneath cross-arms
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Hungary: Mathew I. Corvinus (1458-1490) Denr (Huszr-708; Unger-557/b)36 viewsObv: + mOnETA mAThIE DE; Divided Coat of Arms (stripes and Hunyadi Lion)
Rev: REGIS hVnGARIE ; double cross above crown, mintmark on either side
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm36 viewsNezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm (MACW-1535)

Gandharan series with Brahmi legends

Obv: Bare headed bust right of Hephthalite "Napki" type; Tamgha behind bust; Brahmi legend - Sri SaHi. The crown is of the trident-type; banner to right
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design
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Cilician Armenia: Levon III (1301-1307) AR Takvorin36 viewsObv: King on horseback, riding right, holding a scepter capped with cross. Armenian Legend around +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՐ - Levon King of Armenians.
Rev: Lion to right, cross behind. Armenian Legend around +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ - Struck in the city of Sis.
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-214)36 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG / ASIS (double crescent).
Campgate with two turrets; star above.
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Byzantine Empire: Leontius (695-698) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1344; DOC-18; Anastasi-295)36 viewsObv: Leontius standing facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding akakia and globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; monogram above; SCL below
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1630; DOC 7)36 viewsObv: LЄOҺ S C-OҺSC; Crowned facing busts of Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, A below
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Byzantine Empire: Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII (977-989 CE) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1810; DOC 17)36 viewsObv: Cross crosslet, with X at intersection, on base, globus, and four steps. In field left, facing bust of Basil, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In field right, facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia. Triple linear border
Rev: with ornament above and beneath. Triple linear border
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2168, Sommer-73.6)36 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate; left hand holds scroll; Pellet, or pellets, in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC KOMNHNOC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by single or double barred cross; Manus Dei in upper right field
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Sogdiana: King Turghar (740-760) AE Cash (Smirnova-519 Type II)36 viewsObv: Sogdian legend, ishkhid turghar, around central square hole
Rev: Tamghas around central square hold, with crescent at top
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Bulgaria: Ivan Sracimir (1356-1397) Trachy (Dochev-5350)35 viewsObv: Ivan Sracimir monogram
Rev: Nimbate figure of Christ Pantokrator, holding Gospels; IC-XC across field
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Bulgaria: Ivan iman (1371-1393) AE Trachy (Dochev pl. 38, 2)35 viewsObv: Crossed cross; triple pellets in quarters
Rev: Monogram across field
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)35 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
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Confederate States of America: T-22 1861 $10 (Front)35 viewsCuhaj, George S. (2012-11-30). Confederate States Paper Money.

Front: Family group of Indians in center. Thetis at left, Indian woman at right holding ear of corn and X (for 10). Printed in red and black on red fibre paper.
Back: Blank
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Ancient Judaea, Hasmonean Kingdom: Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE) Prutah (Hendin-1150)35 viewsObv: Paleo-Hebrew inscription (Yehonatan the King) among the rays of an eight-pointed star, all within a diadem.
Rev: Greek inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander) around an inverted anchor.
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) Denr (Huszr-334)35 viewsSpongeBob
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Hungary: John Hunyadi (1446-1453) Denr (Huszr-618; Unger-485/a)35 views1 commentsSpongeBob
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Serbia: Knez Stefan Lazar Hrebeljanović (1371-1389) AR Dinar, Novo Brdo (Jovanovic-7; D&D 23.1.4)35 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne; sigla: δ to right
Rev: Stefan standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and akakia
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Latine Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Lianta 103-106; CLBC 11.31.1)35 viewsObv: Full-length figure of beardless and nimbate saint wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand spear resting over shoulder; left hand holding shield; O/Δ/ΓI to left; O/C to right
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds trilobate scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger.

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Sogdiana, Bukhara: Turco-Hephthalite lords of Bukhara in the name of the Abbasid caliph al-Amin (809-813) BI Drachm (Album-96, MACW-1396)35 viewsObv: Bukharan-style bust facing right with Arabic legend around, commencing at 5 o'clock
Rev: Fire altar; bust of Ahura Mazda in flames right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria: Elagabalus (218-222) As, Antioch (McAlee-798; Butcher-471; Antakya-18310)35 viewsObv: AVT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large SC; K above, A below; all within circular border within laurel wreath
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Arakan: Min Khamaung (1612-1622) AR Tanka (Mitchiner-LW.334; G&G-RA4; KM#7)35 viewsObv: Inscription in Arakanese; ၉၇၄ ဆင်ဖြူ သခင် ၀ရဓမ္မ ရာဇာ ဥသှေင် သှာ (hsin byu shin waradhamma raza ushaung shah; Lord of the White Elephant Waradhamma Raja Husain Shah)
Rev: Bilingual inscription in Arabic and Bengali; صاحب الفيل الابيض الملك العادل حسين شاه سلطان (sahib al-fil al-abyad al-malik al-adil husain shah sultan; Lord of the White Elephant the just king Husain Shah sultan); ধাভালা গাজেস্ভারা শ্রী শ্রী ধামা রাজা হুচনা সহ (dhavala gajesvara sri sri dhama raja huchana saha; Lord of the White Elephant the most exhalted Dhama Raja (King of Righteousness) Husain Shah)
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Mughal Empire: Selim Shah (1605) AR Rupee, Ahmadabad Mint, Ilahi 50 (KM-140.1)35 views1 commentsSpongeBob
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)35 viewsObv: الله اکبر جل جلاله; Allahu Akbar Jalle Jalalahu (God is Greatest; His Glory is Great)
Rev: الهی خرداد ٤١ ضرب لاهور; Ilahi Khurdad 41 zarb Lahore (Ilahi Khurdad 41; Struck at Lahore)
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Armenian Kingdom of Sophene: Arsames II (ca. 230BC) One Chalcus (Nercessian-8 ; Nercessian Sophene-7)35 viewsSee the following article for more information:

Nercessian, Y. T. Coinage of the Armenian Kingdom of Sophene (ca. 260-70 B.C.) in Armenian Numismatic Journal 37.3 (September 2011).

Obv: Head of Arsames facing right wearing tiara with flat top like a cap; a diadem encircles the head, ends in bow, and hangs down from the neck. Border of dots
Rev: Eagle standing right holding thunderbolt. Legend to the right, downward ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, Japanese Victory over Singapore (Scheuch-1881a)35 viewsObv: Lion facing left beneath a coconut tree; German legend around EINNAHME VON SINGAPORE . 11 FEBRUARY 1942 (The Capture of Singapore - 11 Febrary 1942)
Rev: Wreath circling a Japanese battle flag; German legend around GROSSOSTASIEN VON FREMDHERRCHAFT BEFREIT (Greater East Asia Freed of Foreign Dominion)
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) AV Hyperpyron, Constantinople Mint (Sear-1938; DOC-1a)35 viewsObv: IC XC in upper field; Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemmam divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in right. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upper left field.
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Cyprus: Usurper Isaac Comnenus (1185-1191) Tetarteron, Type B (Sear-1998; DOC 10a)35 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: Isaac standing facing, being crowned by the Virgin Mary
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Tetarteron, Magnesia (Sear 2115)35 viewsObv: Head of cherub with four wings; triangle of three pellets in field on either side
Rev: IШ ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, div. and chlamys; right hand holds labarum-headed sceptor; left hand holds glob cr.
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1221-1254) AE Tetarteron, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2117; DOC-IV, Part 2-59)35 viewsObv: Cross within crescent-shaped ornament decorated with pellets
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified types; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger or globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) AE Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-369)35 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG.
Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned.
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and IIII; above, cross; beneath, A; in exergue, NIKO.
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear-436; DOC 20b; MIBE 31a)35 viewsObv: DM TIB CONSTAN PP AVI (or similar); Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing;
Rev: Large X; cross above
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Umayyad Caliphate, Arab-Byzantine: Anonymous (685-692 AD) Fals, Hims (Emesa) Mint (SICA 1, 548; Album-3524; Walker-64)35 viewsObv: Bust of Emperor (Constans II?), facing, wearing a diadem surmounted by cross, paludamentum, and cuirass; in his right hand he holds a globus with cross; at left, Greek ΚΑΛΟΝ (Good); at right, downward, Arabic بحمص (Emesa)
Rev: Large m; star between two wavy lines above; at left, EMI; at right, CHC; in exergue, Arabic طيب (Good)
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Roman Imperial: Maximianus (286-305) 1st Reign, Bi Antoninianus, Antioch (RIC V-621, SR-13117)34 viewsRoman Imperial: Maximianus (286-305) 1st Reign, Bi Antoninianus, Antioch (RIC V-621, SR-13117)

Obv: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA MIL-ITVM, Maximianus standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, S in field between them, XXI in exergue
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Ilkhan: Ghazan Mahmud (12711304) AR 2 dirhams, AH701, Bazar Mint (Album-2172, Type D)34 viewsSpongeBob
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Sogdiana, Bukhara: Turco-Hephthalite lords of Bukhara in the name of the Abbasid caliph al-Mahdhi (775-785) BI Drachm (Album-94, MACW-1395)34 viewsObv: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V facing right. Sogdian legend Pwy'r ywB k'y 'King-Emperor of Bukhara' to right; Arabic legend 'al-Mahdi' behind head.
Rev: Fire altar; bust of Ahura Mazda in flames right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.
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Chola: Raja Raja I (ca. 1007) AE Kasu (Biddulph-21)34 viewsObv: King half seated, with raised arm on right; Devanagari legend beneath raised arm; श्री राजा राजा (Sri Raja Raja)
Rev: Standing man, with lamp on left and fish on right, representing the the Pandya conquest
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Hungary: Charles Rbert (1307-1342) BI Denr (Huszr-450, Unger-357)34 viewsObv: Christ standing facing within mandorla, raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels
Rev: Kneeling Angel facing left with a halo and cross
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Artaxiads of Armenia: Tigranes IV (8-5 BC) AE Two Chalci (Nercessian-171)34 viewsObv: Head of heavily bearded Tigranes facing right. The tiara seems to have three or four peaks and is surrounded with dotted pearls. Armenian tiara is adorned with a star and two eagles. The king has refined features.
Rev: Elephant walking right with truck up. Legend above ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ; Below to right ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ
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Serbia: Prince Stefan Lazarević (1389-1402) AR Dinar (Jovanović 2; Иванишевић 42.12; Ljubića T.XIII 31-32)34 viewsObv: CON-SVE; Helmet surmounted by two bovine horns on left
Rev: S-SO; Christ, nimbate, seated facing upon throne without back; right hand raised in blessing, left holds Gospels
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Ceylon: Anonymous Gold Kahavanu (Sri Lamka Vibhu Type III-B, MCSI-825)34 views1 commentsSpongeBob
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)34 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (114-95 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Antioch (SC 2363a; HGC 9, 1228i)34 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; A to inner right; all within wreath

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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)34 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
Dim: 25 mm, 7.22 g, 5 h
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)34 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
Size: 34.5mm
Wgt: 15.60g
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class G Follis, Attributed to Romanus IV34 viewsObv: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, nimbate, facing, right hand raised, scroll in left, all within border of large dots
Rev: MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large dots
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1878; DOC-14b)34 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 26mm, 7.39 g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578582 CE) Pentanummium, Antioch/Theoupolis (Sear-459; MIBE 61)34 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 18 of Tiberius II Constantine
Rev: Large Ч; cross above



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Parthian Empire: Vologases III (ca. 105-147 CE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana Mint (Sellwood-78.4)34 viewsObv: Bust left with long pointed beard, wearing double banded diadem with double loop and three pendent ends, spiral torque, earring visible, dotted border
Rev: Archer enthroned right, monogram below bow, seven-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΑΡΣΑΚΟY EYEPΓETOY ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠIΦΑNOYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ stylized

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Shahi Kings of Kabul and Ghandara: Sri Spalapati Deva (ca. 750-900 CE) AR Jital (Tye-6; Deyell-25)34 viewsObv: Bull Nandi recumbent left, wearing plain jhula (saddlecloth), trisula (trident) tamgha on hindquarters, श्री स्पलापति देवा (Sri Spalapati Deva) in Nagari script above
Rev: Horseman riding right holding banner, "ka" akshara left, corrupt symbols right
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Kalinga: Anonymous (ca. 500-400 BC) AR Karshapana33 viewsObv: Tree, 7-annulet pattern, 4-arm symbol, and elephant facing right
Rev: Blank
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Great Mongols: Chingiz Khan (1206-1227) AE Jital, Ghazna (Album-1969; Nyamaa-5; SICA 9, 1008; SNA Tbingen XIVd, 651-3; Tye-329)33 viewsObv: Arabic legend in three lines; الاعظم خاقان العادل (The Just, Supreme Khan)
Rev: Arabic laqab of caliph al-Nasir in four lines; الناصر لدين الله أمير المؤمنين (Defender of the Faith, Commander of the Faithful)
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Teotihuacan, Mexico: Anonymous (ca. Late Metepec 650-750 CE) Half-Conical Moldmade Figurine (cf Berrin-95)33 viewsFigurine depicts an important member of the ruling elite. He is lavishly adorned with a fancy headdress, multiple necklaces and large ear ornaments. Rare red pigment still present in the grooves of the figurine.

References
Berrin, Kathleen. Teotihuacan: Art from the City of the Gods. Thames and Hudson, 1993
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Roman Imperial: Commodus (177-192 CE) As, Rome (RIC III 644; MIR 18, 853-4/72)33 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev: HER CVL RO MAN AV GV SC in four lines divided by upright club; all within wreath
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Pandya Empire: Anonymous (ca 3rd - 1st century BCE) AE Unit (Krishnamurthy-20)33 viewsObv: Elephant standing facing right with smaller elephant below; in front of the elephant there is a trisula; next to that, a part of tree-in-railing. Above the elephant from left to right, there are four symbols; tree-in-railing, conch, pot with crescent symbol above that and chakra
Rev: Stylized fish symbol
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Georgia: Queen Rusudan (1223-1245) AE fals (Lang-13; Langlois-30)33 viewsObv: In center; Asomtavruli ႰႱႬ (RSN), standing for RuSudaNi, surmounted by the queens monogram being a part of the ornamental device. Surrounded by a linear border. Asomtavruli characters ႵႩႬჃႫႦ (KKNUMZ, standing for the date formula KoroniKoN UMZ, i.e. 447, which corresponds to 1227, the frozen date) are placed into the right, bottom and left compartments between the ornamental device and the linear border
Rev: name and titles of Rusudan in Arabic in four lines across field surrounded by a beaded or a linear border;

الملكة الملوك والملكات; Queen of Kings and Queens
جلال الدنيا والدين; Glory of the World, Kingdom and Faith
روسدان بنت تامار ظهير المسح; Rusudan, daughter of Tamar, Champion of the Messiah
عزالله انصاره; May God increase [her] victories

The Georgian year is encoded using the "Paschal cycle". This dating system is based on the creation date being March 22, 5604 BC. From this date, they ran through a 532-year cycle. So, Year 1 was March 22, 5604 BC for the 1st cycle. And the 13th cycle's Year 1 was March 22, 781 AD. For years 346 to 532, add 780 to obtain the corresponding year in AD. The year starts off at March 22nd for each AD year. So, 420 + 780 = March 22, 1200 AD. For more information, please see Sweeny...

References:

Langlois, Victor, Numismatique de la Gorgie au Moyen ge, A. Leleux, 1852
Пахомов, Евгений, Монеты Грузии, Мецниреба, 1970 (Pakhomov, Evgeny, Coins of Georgia, Metsnireba, 1970)
Sweeny, James O., Tempus in Nummis, Volume 1, Numismatics International, 1992
Paghava, Irakli, Georgian Coins in the Collection of the National Museum-Nprstek Museum in Prague, 2013
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Chutus of Banavasi: Mulananda (ca. 78-175 CE) Pb Unit (MCSI-34)33 viewsObv: Eight-arched hill, river below. Brahmi legend around: Rajno Mulanamdasa
Rev: Railed tree within 12-compartment railing, nandipada symbol at right
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 20 Cash (C#193.1)33 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend above - ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ (Sri Chamundi) with sun and moon between ಶ್ರೀ (Sri); date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ೨೦ (Mayili Kasu 20) , MILAY XX CASH in margin, enclosed in lined circle.
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Satavahanas: Gautamiputra Satakarni overstruck on Nahapana (c. 78102 AD) AR drachm (Pieper-682)33 views Obv: Three-arched hill, wavy line below, Brahmi legend around reading (rano gotamiputasa) siri satakanisa
Rev: Satavahana symbol
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Arados (Price 3332; SNG Alpha Bank 675; SNG Saroglos 579-81)33 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, kerykeion in left field, AP monogram below throne
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) BI Antoninianus, Rome (RIC-175; Cohen-305)33 viewsObv: PROBV-S P F AVG; radiate, cuirassed bust to right.
Rev: IOVI CON-S PROB AVG; Jupiter standing left, wearing chlamys over left shoulder, holding thunderbolt and scepter; R thunderbolt B in exegue.
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal (Scheuch-1873a)33 viewsSpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)33 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)33 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
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Parthian Empire: Phraates III (ca. 70-57 BCE) AR Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood-39.6; Sunrise-343)33 viewsObv: Long bearded bust left in diadem bound tiara, decorated with a horn on side and a row of recumbent stags around the crest, pellet ended spiral torque, dotted border.
Rev: Archer enthroned right, monogram below bow, six-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY ΑΡΣΑΚΟY ΕYΕΡΓΕΤΟY ΕΠIΦΑNOYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

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Sogdiana, Bukhara: Kai Yuan Tong Bao imitation (ca. 7th century)33 viewsSpongeBob
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Ghaznavids: Khusraw Malik (1160-1186) AE Jital (Album-1664.2; Deyell-115; Tye-120.3; MWI-802)32 viewsObv: Arabic legend in four lines: السلطان الاعظم سراج الدولة (The Very Great Sultan, Light of the State); border of pellets and outer circle
Rev: Within inner circle, Arabic legend: خسرو ملک (Khusraw Malik); above, crescent; border of pellets and outer circle
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Venice: Antonio Venier (1382-1400) AR Type III Grosso (Paolucci #3)32 viewsObv: ANTO . VENERIO-. S . M . VENETI .
St. Mark and the Doge standing facing, holding pendant flag between them, DVX in center field; ✶ | ✶ across fields
Rev: + TIBI LAVS 7 GLORIA
Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding book of Gospels; | across fields
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Indo-Greeks, Baktrian: Antialkidas (115-95 BCE) Hemiobol (Bopearachchi-17C; Hoover-263)32 viewsObv: Bust of Zeus right, thunderbolt over left shoulder, Greek legend on three sides - BAΣIΛEΩΣ / NIKHΦOPOY / ANTIAΛKIΔOY
Rev: Caps and palms of the Dioscuri, monogram at left, Kharoshthi legend on three sides: maharajasa / jayadharasa / amtialikidasa
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Indo-Greeks, Baktrian: Eukratides I (ca. 170-145 BCE) AR Obol (Bopearachchi-9C; SNG ANS 496)32 viewsObv: Diademed, helmeted and draped bust right
Rev: Piloi of the Dioskouri, each surmounted by star and accompanied by palm; monogram below. Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATIΔOY (of King Eucratides)
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Western Kshatrapas: Nahapana (ca. 100 CE) AR Trilingual drachm (Fishman-3.xx)32 viewsObv: Bust of Nahapana facing right with collar showing, wearing a satrapal cap, Greek inscription around: ΡΑΝΝΙW ΣΑΗΑΡΑΤΑC ΝΑΗΑΡΑΝΑC
Rev: Arrow pointing down to the left, thunderbolt to the right, dot between them; two inscriptions - on in Brahmi (Rajno KsaHaRaTaSa NaHaPaNaSa) and one in Kharoshti (RaNo KsaHaRaTaSa NaHaPaNaSa)
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Western Kshatrapas: Nahapana (ca. 100 CE) Pb Half Unit (Fishman-5.2)32 viewsObv: Bust of Nahapana right with collar showing, wearing a satrapal cap; Brahmi legend around - RaJno KsaHaRaTaSa KsaTraPaSa NaHaPaNaSa
Rev: Arrow pointing up left, thunderbolt right; Brahmi legend around - RaJno KsaHaRaTaSa KsaTraPaSa NaHaPaNaSa
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Imperial China, Yuan Dynasty: Zhi Zheng (1352) AE 2 wen (Hartill-19.100; Schjth-1104)32 viewsObv: 至正通寶 Zhi Zheng tong bao
Rev: Mongol word on reverse above for the cyclical characters for the year of casting: ꡚꡞꡋ (Shin) for 壬辰 ren-chen (1352)
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Indo-Scythian: Azes I (ca. 58-12 BCE) AR Drachm (Hoover-640; MACW-737a; Senior-76)32 viewsObv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓ ΑΛΟΥ ΑΖΟΥ; Diademed Zeus standing left holding scepter and making benediction gesture
Rev: 𐨨𐨺𐨱𐨪𐨗𐨮 𐨪𐨗𐨪𐨗𐨮 𐨨𐨱𐨺𐨟𐨮 𐨀𐨩𐨮; Nike standing right holding wreath and filleted palm branch. Monogram of Taxila to right
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Hungary: Ferdinnd I (1526-1564) BI Denr (Huszr-935, Rthy-40, Unger-745a)32 viewsObv: FERDINAND D G R VNG ✶ 1537 ✶; Quartered Coat of Arms (strips, double cross, leopard heads, Bohemian lion), at the heart , Austrian Shield
Rev: PATRONA ✶ VNGARIE; Virgin Mary, crowned, enthroned facing, holding infant Jesus; across field, K-B (Kremnitz)
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (630-711) AR Drachm32 viewsNezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (630-711) AR Drachm (MACW-1510)

Obv: Bust of "Napki" type with winged headress surmounted by a Bull's head. Control marks behind head. Pehlvi legend - "NAPKI MaLKa"
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design. Control marks behind each attendant
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Ilahi 33 (KM-91.1)32 viewsObv: الله اکبر; Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest)
Rev: جل جلاله ٣٣ الهی; Jalle Jalalahu, Ilahi 33 (His Glory is Great, Ilahi 33)
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Egypt, Alexandria: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Tetradrachm, RY 14 (Kln 2932-3; Dattari (Savio) 5283; Milne 4145; Curtis Emmett 3802)32 viewsObv: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB; laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak, L IΔ before, palm behind

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Artaxiads of Armenia: Tigranes IV (8-5 BC) Half Chalcus (Nercessian-166)32 viewsObv: Head of heavily bearded Tigranes facing right. The tiara seems to have three or four peaks and is surrounded with dotted pearls. Armenian tiara is adorned with a star and two eagles. The king has refined features.
Rev: Eagles standing left and facing serpent. Legend to right downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ
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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum I (1226-1270) AR Tram (Nercessian-332)32 viewsObv: Lion walking right, holding a cross behind. Legend around - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Hetowm Tagawor Hayots; Hetoum King of Armenians)
Rev: King Hetoum I and Queen Zabel holding a cross together. Cross with star. Legend around - ԿԱՐՈՂՈԻԹ ԻՒՆՆ ԱՅՈԷ (Karogowt Iwnn Ayoe; By the will of God)
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Pre-Kushana Yaudheya: Unknown? Six-headed Karthikeya / Shashthi Drachm (Pieper-1113var)32 viewsObv: Six-headed Karthikeya holding spear in his r. hand, his l. on his hip; Unknown circular Brahmni legend to the left
Rev: Female deity (Shashthi) standing above wavy line, ten-arched hill with nandipada on top on r., railed tree on l.

Note: The difference between Pieper-1113 is that on the Rev., the female deity is similar to Pieper-1114 as there are rays around Shashthi's head
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Roman Imperial: Constantine II (326-327 CE) AE3 Folles, Cyzicus (RIC VII-47)32 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Constantine II facing left
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; campgate, 2 turrets, 6 layers, star above, no doors. Mintmark: SMK Γ
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Roman Imperial: Licinius I (308-324) follis, Cyzicus (RIC VII-9)32 viewsObv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding mappa and scepter.
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVCC; Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; in left field, wreath; in right field, E; SMK in exergue.
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1940 Invasion of France and Benelux (Scheuch-1869var)32 viewsObv: Eagle standing left on pedestal, which bears inscription WIEDER ZUVORGEKOMMEN (We are coming again); around, ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DE 10. MAI 1940 (In memory of 10 May 1940)
Rev: Norse ship, sailing left, with swastika on the mainsail; around, DENN WIR FAHREN GEGEN ENGELLAND (Then we will sail against England)
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal, 1941 Campaign in Africa (Scheuch-1879v)32 viewsObv: Panzer facing left in the desert
Rev: Helmet on sword and oak leaves
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class C Follis, Attributed to Michael IV (Sear-1825)32 viewsObv: EMMA NOVHL around, IC-XC to right and left of Christ, with nimbate cross behind head, three-quarter length figure standing, raising right hand, holding book of gospels in left
Rev: IC-XC/NI-KA in the angles of a jeweled cross with dot at each end
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII (1071-1078) Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1873)32 viewsObv: The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, orans.+ΘKE ROHΘEI - TΩ CΩ ΔOVΛ / MR - ΘV.
Rev: Michael, crowned and wearing military attire, standing facing, holding long cross and resting on hilt of sheathed sword, dot below his right elbow, double border. +MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O ΔΚA.
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195 CE) BI Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2003; DOC 3b)32 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon thrown with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ICAAKIOC ΔЄCΠOTHC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper right field
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Serbia: Đurađ Branković (1427-1456) Denar (Ljubića-XIII.17)32 viewsObv: ГNЬ / ДЕСПО / ТЬГЮ / РГЬ in four lines
Rev: Branković family crest, the rampant lion, surrounded by 4 stars
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Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (550-500 BCE) EL Hekte (SNG Kayhan 7378; SNG von Aulock 1942; Boston MFA 18067)32 viewsObv: Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square; two quarters partially filled-in
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Arakan: Thado (1645-1652) AR Tanka (Mitchiner-358)31 viewsSame inscription on both sides of the coin. Phayre's verbatim transliteration / translation follows:

1007 Cheng ni Sakheng Cheng phyu Sakheng Sado Meng Tara (BE1007 Lord of the red elephant, lord of the white elephant, Sa-do Meng Tara (Illustrious King of Justice))

Unicode Burmese inscription (will only display if you have Unicode 5.1 fonts for Burmese like Padauk):

၁၀၀၇ ဆင်နီ သခင် ဆင် ဖြူသခင် သတိုစ် မင်တရား
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Hephthalites: Anonymous (ca. 550-600) BI Drachm (Gbl-289A)31 viewsObv: tamgha left & right on obverse, with 3 pellets above crown
Rev: Fire altar with attendants; countermarked human head on reverse (Gbl Pl. 88-91)
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Hephthalite: Mehama (461-493) AR Drachm (Gbl-74, MACW-1441)31 viewsObv: Tall Hephthalite bust with long earrings; Brahmi legend at 1:00; Tamgha in front of face
Rev: Remnants of Fire altar and attendants design
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Hungary: Bla III (1172-1196) or Bla IV (1235-1270) Bracteate Denr (Huszr-191, Unger-117)31 viewsBracteate: Enthroned king facing, holding scepter and imperial orb, BR to sides.SpongeBob
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Knightia Eocaena31 viewsThe Knightia Eocaena is an extinct species of fresh water schooling fish that swam during the Eocene epoch (56 to 33.9 million years ago) in North America. They are similar to herrings. Since they are schooling fish, there are tons of them and are one of the more common fish fossils that are found. This particular specimen was from the Great River Formation in Wyoming. Note that the Knightia Eocaena is the state fossil of Wyoming.2 commentsSpongeBob
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Kalachuris of Kalyan: Bijjala Kalachuri (1156-1168 CE) AV pagoda (MCSI-639; Friedberg-325)31 viewsObv: Various punches including five lions standing right, forelegs raised, created by round punches; Sri (x2); sun and moon; name.
Rev: Blank
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Arya Chakravartis of Jaffna: Anonymous (ca. 1284-1410) AE Massa (MNSI-862)31 viewsObv: Seated king on left facing right with Tamil legend செது (SETU) vertically below his arm.
Rev: Standing king with crown consisting two lines and a dot, trident on left under raised right arm. A bull couchant vertically with a circle before it. All in bead circle. group of spheres on right, surmounted by crescent.
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Mughal Empire: Muhammad Jahangir (1605-1628) AR Rupee, Tatta Mint (KM#145.17)31 viewsObv: Reading bottom up in Persian - نورالدین جهانگیر شاه اکبرشاه (Nur-ud-din Jahangir Shah; Akbar Shah)
Rev: Reading bottom up in Persian - زارب تاتا ١٨ ماه فروردين(Zarb Tatta, AH[10]18, Mah Farvardin)
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Mughal Empire: Shah Alam II (1759-1806) AR Rupee, Hathras Mint (KM#640)31 viewsSpongeBob
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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum II (1289-1293,1295-1296,1301-1305) BI Denier (Nercessian-396)31 viewsObv: King's head facing. Clockwise legend - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ, Hetowm Tagawor. "Hetoum the King", legend continued on reverse
Rev: Patriarchal cross with star and crescent moon on lower quadrants. Clockwise legend - ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Amenayn Hayots. "of all Armenians"
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (DOC 774-777; LPC 80; PCPC 234)31 viewsObv: Large cross patte; stars in upper quarters, B B in lower
Rev: Half-length facing busts of Andronicus and Michael, holding between them a large patriarchal cross between them
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Roman Imperial: Maximinus I (235-238) AR denarius, Rome (RIC IV-2; Cohen-55)31 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P; emperor, in military dress, standing left between two standards, holding spear.
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-14; DOC 16; MIBE 22)31 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)31 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1933; DOC 43)31 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator standing facing
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1989; DOC-8)31 viewsObv: Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing, orans; medallion with bust of Christ on her chest
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2297; DOC 147-50)31 viewsObv: The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding labarum and sword
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, supporting staff surmounted by cross within circle between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) BI Tornese, Class III Constantinople Mint (Sear-2327, DOC V-558,559)31 viewsObv: Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by Manus Dei to upper right; Bs on cloak
Rev: Large B over cross patte; traces of pellets in quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) AE Decanummium, Antioch (Sear-383; DOC-111)31 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG.
Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned.
Rev: Large I between A/N/N/O and UII; above, cross; in exergue, THEUP.
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Shahi Kings of Kabul and Ghandara: Sri Spalapati Deva (750-900 CE) AR Jital (Tye-3; Deyell-17)31 viewsObv: Bull Nandi recumbent left, wearing plain jhula (saddlecloth), trisula (trident) tamgha on hindquarters, श्री स्पलापति देवा (Sri Spalapati Deva) in Nagari script above
Rev: Horseman riding right holding banner, flowing to left, Bactrian legend in arc in front (sri spalabad or sbolobodi) per Deyell, or corrupt Brahmi (shahi deva) per Tye.
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Western Sogdiana: King Asbar (3rd - 6th Century AD) AE Drachm31 viewsObv: Portrait of ruler facing right
Rev: Bukharan tamgha arranged as a firealtar, sogdian legend on both sides: " xwβ sbr"
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Kashmir Smast: Unknown Kidarite Coinage31 viewsObv: Crude bust facing forward
Rev: Fire Altar with attendants

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Roman Imperial: Severus Alexander (222-235) Denarius, Rome (RIC-254)30 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPES PVBLICA. Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left.
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Abbasid Governors: Anonymous (753-754 AD) AE Fals, al-Basra (Album-303; Ntzel-2069 )30 viewsObv: Within triple margin, annulet pattern ◎ ◎◎◎ repeated three times, لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له (There is no god but Allah alone. There are no others with Him)
Rev: Within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بالبصرة سنة ست و ثلثين و مئة (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Basra [in the] year six and thirty and [one] hundred); double outer circle with five ◎ annulets
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Indo-Greeks, Baktrian: Lysias Aniketos (130-125 BC) Hemi-obol (BOP-8A; SNG-ANS 1041; MACW-1838)30 viewsObv: Bust of Herakles right, with club over shoulder
Rev: Elephant right; monogram and Σ below
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Greeks, Baktrian: Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros (75-65 BC) Quadruple Unit (Bopearachchi 13C; SNG ANS 13156)30 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Zeus right, with scepter over shoulder
Rev: Palms and piloi of the Dioskouroi; monogram in exergue
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30 viewsGAUL: Anonymous, circa 80-52 BC, AE15, cf. D&T 2638 (for style), stylized Alexandrian head right // YLLYCCV (?) around sylized eagle standing left; pentagram and pellets-in-annulets to right1 commentsQuant.Geek
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Aksumite Empire: Anonymous (ca. 440-470) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 36.2; Munro-Hay Type 76; BMC Axum 316)30 viewsObv: Crowned bust right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: Greek cross within circle, central element with gold inlay
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Lycia, Phaselis: Anonymous (ca. 4th century BCE) AR Stater (Heipp-Tamer Series 6, unlisted variety; CNG 100, lot 1517; CNG 99, lot 284; CNG E-353, lot 170)30 viewsObv: Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with lion at bay right; to right, owl flying upward left, wings displayed; below, dolphin right above waves
Rev: Stern of galley left; tripod surmounted by wreath and ΦAΣ above
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Hungary: Wenceslaus (1301-1305) Denr (Huszr-433)30 viewsObv: King on horseback with sword to the right
Rev: Eagle facing left
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Bulgaria: Mico Asen (1256-1257) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-137)30 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Nikolai, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Mico Asen, holding scepter and cross; monograms flanking
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Indo-Greeks, Baktrian: Philoxenos (125-110 BCE) AE (Bopearachchi-10F, SNG-ANS 1207)30 viewsObv: City goddess standing left, holding cornucopiae in left hand, making gesture with outstreched right hand; monogram at left of feet; Greek legend around - BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANIKHTOY / ΦIΛOΞENOY
Rev: Humped Zebu bull standing right; Σ below; Kharosthi legend around - maharajasa apadihatasa / philasinasa
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Bosnia: tefan II Tomaevič (1461-1463) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-62.2)30 viewsObv: crowned and veiled helmet left set on royal coat-of-arms; R and five-rayed star set in six-rayed star on either side of helmet; Legend around - STEFAn CRAGL
Rev: St. Gregorius standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding crozier; Legend around - S GREGO RI PAPE
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AR 1/4 Rupee (C#205) 30 viewsObv: Persian legend in multiple lines - سک زد بر هفت کشور سید فضل الله خامی دین محمد شاه علم بادشاه (Sikka zad bar haft kashur saya fazl al khami din Muhammad Shah Alam badshah; Defender of the Muhammadan faith, Reflection of Divine excellence, the Emperor Shah Alam struck this coin to be current throughout the seven climates)
Rev: Persian legend in multiple lines with regal year - ضرب میسور سن ۴۸ جلوس میمنت مانوس (zarb Mahisur san 44 julus mayimanat manus; Struck at Mysore in the 44th year of the auspicious reign)

References
Thurston, E., Coins: Catalogue No. 1, Mysore, Government Central Museum, 1888
Rice, Benjamin L., Mysore: A Gazetter Compiled for Government - Vol. I Mysore in General, Archibald, Constable and Company, 1897
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Mysore: Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) AE Paisa, Farrukhyab Hisar (KM#63.1)30 viewsSpongeBob
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Cilician Armenia: Smpad (1296-1298) AE Pogh (Nercessian-413)30 viewsObv: King on horseback riding right. He holds reins with left hand, and mace with his right extending over his right shoulder. Patterned after the bilingual trams of Hetoum I. Clockwise legend, ՍՄԲԱՏ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Smbat Tagawor Hayots (Smpad, King of the Armenians)
Rev: Cross with dots and four doves in flight in four quadrants. Clockwise legend, ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔ Ի ՍԻՍ, Shineal i kaghak i Sis (Struck in the city of Sis).
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Satavahanas: Gautamiputra Satakarni overstruck on Nahapana (c. 78102 AD) AR drachm (Pieper-682)30 viewsObv: Three-arched hill, wavy line below, Brahmi legend around reading (rano gotamiputasa) siri satakanisa, overstruck sihouette of Nahapana's bust
Rev: Satavahana symbol; traces of Nahapana's legend and arround & thunderbolt design
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BCE) Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)30 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dartsling (κεστροσφενδνη) with dart inside
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) BI Centenionalis, Siscia (RIC-218c)30 viewsObv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Constans left, holding globe in left hand
Rev: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO; Soldier holding spear pointing upwards and leading barbarian right from hut under tree; BSISRM in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AE Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1111, DOC-II, Part 2-182a)30 viewsObv: Bust facing, with close beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. In right hand, globus cruciger. In field right, star. Beard as row of dots.
Rev: Large Monogram, to left A N, to the right Z.
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus I (802-811) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1607)30 viewsObv: Facing busts of Nicephorus on the left, with short beard, and Stauracius on the right, beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys; between their heads, cross.
Rev: Large M between XXX and NNN; above, cross; beneath, A.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael II the Amorian (821-829 CE) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1642; DOC-9)30 viewsObv: Crowned facing busts of Michael, wearing chlamys, and Theophilus, wearing loros; cross above
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, Θ below
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class I Follis, Attributed to Nicephorus III (Sear-1889, DOC I.1-64)30 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)30 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) BI Trachy (Sear-2036)30 viewsAttributed to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy in Coins of the Crusader States

Obv: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold gospel in l. hand.
Rev: Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1294-1320) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2436; DOC class X, 681-2; PCPC 169)30 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate. Legend inside two borders;
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divistion, and loros; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
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Indo-Scythian: Azilizes (ca. 85-45/35 BCE) AR Tetradrachm (Senior 50.1T)30 viewsObv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZIΛIΣOY; King on horseback right, holding spear
Rev: 𐨨𐨺𐨱𐨪𐨗𐨮 𐨪𐨗𐨪𐨗𐨮 𐨨𐨱𐨺𐨟𐨮 𐨀𐨩𐨁𐨬𐨁𐨖𐨮 (Majarajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayalishasa); Athena standing left, holding shield with aegis and thunderbolt; monograms in fields
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Pre-Islamic Sind: Anonymous (ca. 600-700 CE) AR drachm (Fishman-9A)30 viewsObv: Four large dots flanked with a pair of smaller dots (one on each side), five upper dots is topped with a rounded line or a bar; two of the upper dots connected to the lower dot with lines; Brahmi legend below - HaGu
Rev: Blank

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

Hoard of unpublished silver coins from the Baluchistan/Sind border, ca.late 7th-early 8th century AD
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Sogdiana, Semirechie: Tugesh Kaganate (800-850AD) AE Cash? (Kamyshev #27)30 viewsObv: Sogdian legend around square hole
Rev. Scarce type of tamgha with elongated connection from square hole corner to tamgha
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Umayyad Caliphate: Yazid II bin 'Abd al-Malik Dirham, Wasit Mint, AH105 (Album-135)30 viewsSpecial thanks to http://islamiccoins.ancients.info for translation and general information...

Obverse Field:
لا اله الا الله وحده لا شرك له
There is no deity except (the one) God alone. He has no equal

Obverse Margin:
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط سنة خمس و مئة
In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year five and one hundred

Reverse Field:
الله احد الله الصمد لم يلد و لم يولد و لم يكن له كفوا احد
God is One God. The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and has not been begotten and never is there His equal

Reverse Margin:
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
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Ilkhan:Uljaytu (1304-1316) AR 2 dirhams, AH710, Amul Mint (Album-2184B)29 viewsObv: In double circle, ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah) followed by ﻋﻠﻰ ﻭﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (Ali is the vicegerent of God), with ﺑﺴﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻜﺮﻳﻢ (In the name of God, the Holy) around; in the margin, the Twelve Imams, normally as follows, ﺍﻟﻠﻬﻢ ﺻﻠﻰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﺴﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭ ﺟﻌﻔﺮ ﻭ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ()
Rev: Within a quatrelobe, ضرب في أيام دولة السلطان الأعظم مالك رقاب الأمم الجايتو سلطان غياث الدنيا والدين خدا بنده محمد خلد الله ملكه (); around, four segments; in upper left segment, لله الامر من قبل ومن بعد (God is before and after); in upper right, in Uighur, ᠦᠯᠵᠡᠢᠲᠦ ᠰᠤᠯᠲᠠᠨ (Uljaytu Sultan); in lower right and lower left segments, the mint and date, ﺿﺮﺏ أمل ﺳﻨﺔ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ (Struck in Amul in the year ten and seven hundred)
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Chola: Raja Raja Chola (985-1014) 2 Fanams (Ganesh-1.8)29 viewsObv: King standing looking right
Rev: Devagari legend Uya Konda
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Sumeria: Third Dynasty of Ur (ca. 2150-2000 BCE) Cuneiform Clay Tablet29 viewsThis tablet measures about 5" and hence is about the size of my hand.1 commentsSpongeBob
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Ghaznavids: Mawdud ibn Masud (1041-1048) AR Double Dirham (Unpublished)29 viewsSpongeBob
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Poland: Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk (1446-1492) AR Half Groschen, Krakow (Gumowski-451)29 viewsObv: Crown between clover and rose, Legend around - + REGIS POLONIE
Rev: Eagle, Legend around - + MONETA KAZIMIRI
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Serbia: Despotate Stefan Lazarević (1402-1427) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-41.68; Ivanisevic-42.26)29 viewsObv: Lazarević standing facing, holding sword; star to right; four pellets to left of head
Rev: Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla containing six stars
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Chutus of Banavasi: Mulananda (ca. 78-175 CE) Pb Unit (MACW-4971)29 viewsObv: 8-arched hill with river symbol below and Brahmi legend Rajno Mulanamdasa (narrow la variety)
Rev: Tree in simple railing with 4 compartments, with nandipada and swastika at left
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AR 1/4 Pavali (C#202; Jackson-530) 29 viewsObv: A dancing figure of Chamundi in a circle of dots.
Rev: Kishan Raj Sanah 1244 Wadeyar Julus Zarb Mahisoor

کشان راج ودیار جلوس ضرب میسور سنه

۴۴۲۱

References
Jackson, R. P. 1909. Coin Collecting in Mysore. BNJ. 287-340

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Artaxiads of Armenia: Tigranes II the Great (95-56 BC) Half Chalci (Nercessian-101)29 viewsObv: Draped bust right, wearing tiara
Rev: Head of wheat with two leaves below it. Legend to right downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ
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Artaxiads of Armenia: Tigranes II the Great (95-56 BC) Two Chalci (Nercessian-93)29 viewsObv: Finely executed portrait of Tigranes facing right. Tiara has five sharp spikes. Tiara has one star between two eagles.
Rev: Cornucopia with the upper half to the right. Above to the left and to the right of cornucopia marks resembling bunch of grapes. Legend to right downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ. Various field marks.
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Sogdiana, Principality of Samitan: Nanaiabiat Samidanian (ca. 700-800 AD) AE Cash (Fedorov: pl. 24, 1-6)29 viewsObv: Sogdian legend around square hole, which can be translated as 'Nanaiabiat Samidanian', Samidan being the town's name, Nanaiabiat the ruler.
Rev: Tamgha each side of square hole. The identical tamghas are in the form of a semi-circle on a pedestal; small annulet in semi-circle.

Reference

Fedorov, M., & Kuznetsov, A. (2010). A Hoard of Early Medieval Sogdian Bronze Coins from the Ming Tepe Hillfort. The Numismatic Chronicle, 170, 446-451.
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Satavahana, Nasik Region: Rano Siri Satakarni (2nd-1st Century BC) Karshapana (cf Raphson Pt-I,5)29 viewsObv: Elephant, with trunk upraised, walking right; in front, swastika and standard; double square line-border including fishes and swastika-symbols arranged alternately. Inscription not completely read.
Rev: Right - Tree, with large leaves, within railing; Left - Ujjain symbol surmounted by crescent; in lower corner right nandipada; in upper corner left ray-sun symbol; double square like border

NOTE: The difference between this coin and Raphson-Pt I,5 is that all devices on both sides of the coin are reversed (e.g., the Elephant is facing right instead of left).
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)29 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)29 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines

Overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII and Romanus I (SB 1760), itself overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII and Zoe.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A3 Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VIII (ca. 1020-1028) Constantinople Mint (Sear-1818; DOC A2.16)29 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: + IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines; above and below, Λ between two pellets
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Half Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1978; DOC 21)29 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Emmanuel, raising right hand in benediction, holding volumen in left
Rev: Manuel standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger

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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Tetarteron, Magnesia (Sear-2116; DOC 58)29 viewsObv: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate, and sagion; golds in right hand spear, resting over shoulder, and in left, shield
Rev: Legend in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitsion, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Decanummium, Antioch (Sear-675)29 viewsObv: d N FOCA NE PE AV. Phocas (left) and Leontia (right) standing facing; the emperor holds globe cruciger, the empress holds cruciform sceptre; between their heads, cross.
Rev: Large X between ANNO - II; cross above; beneath, P.
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Kalachuris of Ratnapur: Ratna Deva II (1126-1140) AR Pana (Singh Type II-B)29 viewsObv: Goddess Lakshmi seated facing
Rev: Devanagari legend Ratna/Deva in two lines

Reference:

Singh, K., Classification of Ratna Deva's Silver Coins, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 220, p. 35
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Parthian Empire: Vologases I (second reign, ca. 58-77 CE) AR Diobol, Persis Mint (Sunrise-425)29 viewsObv: Diademed bust of Vologases I left.
Rev: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow; Incomplete Greek legends around ΟΛΙΓΑC[ΟΥ] ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙ[ΟΥ] (Vologases the lord)

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Venice: Andrea Dandolo (1342-1354) AR Mezzanino nuovo (Biaggi-2822; Paolucci #3)28 viewsObv: AN DADVL SM VENE DVX; Doge and St. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them.
Rev: XPS RESVRESIT, Christ emerging from coffin.
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Arakan: Narapadigyi (1638-1645) AR Tanka (Mitchiner-352; Phayre: plate I, 7)28 viewsSame inscription on both sides of the coin. Phayre's verbatim transliteration / translation follows:

1000 Cheng phyu Sakheng Narabadigyi (BE1000 Lord of the white elephant, Narabadigyi)

Unicode Burmese inscription (will only display correctly if you have working Unicode 5.1 fonts for Burmese like Padauk):

၁၀၀၀ သင်ဖြူ သခင် နာရာဗ တီကြီ
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United States of America: 1928E Julian-Snyder Five Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1530)28 views1 commentsSpongeBob
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Serbia: Despotate Stefan Lazarević (1402-1427) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-41.38; Ivanisevic-42.43)28 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator, nimbate, standing facing in mandorla; right hand raised in blessing, left holds Gospels
Rev: Legend in four lines; triple pellets and pellet flanking first line; triple pellets flanking last line; two lis and three stars dividing second and third lines

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Malayaman: Anonymous (ca. 100 AD) Copper Coinage (MCSI-206)28 viewsObv: Horse standing right; altar in front
Rev: Map showing wide river with fishes; rectangular town symbol in the left bend, three hills above, ankus + sceptre on left
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Malayaman: Anonymous (ca. 100 AD) Copper Coinage (MCSI-205)28 viewsObv: Horse standing right; altar in front; Trident side of horse
Rev: Map showing wide river with fishes; rectangular town symbol in left bend; three hills above; ankus + spectre
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Ceylon: Raja Raja Chola (ca. 985-1014) AV Kahavanu (MNI-825)28 viewsObv: King seated right, with arm on right raised and holding sankh shell; Devanagari legend on right, below raised arm - श्री रज रज (Sri Raja Raja)
Rev: Standing king with ancillary symbols, to left and right
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Mughal Empire: Muhammad Jahangir (1605-1628) AR Rupee, Qandahar Mint (KM#142.2)28 viewsObv: Multiline Persian legend - سکا قندهار شود دلخواه (The coin of Qandahar became attractive);
Rev: Multiline Persian legend - از جهانگیر شاه اکبر شاه (through Jahangir Shah, son of Akbar Shah);
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 20 Cash (C#177)28 viewsObv: Elephant caparisoned standing to left; Kannada legend ಶ್ರೀ (Sri) between the sun and moon above; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: Kannada legend ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತು (Mayili Kasu ippattu) in two lines; XX CASH in English below, enclosed in lined circle.
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1810-1868) AR Rupee (C#207)28 viewsObv: Persian legend in multiple lines - سک زد بر هفت کشور سید فضل الله خامی دین محمد شاه علم بادشاه (Sikka zad bar haft kashur saya fazl al khami din Muhammad Shah Alam badshah; Defender of the Muhammadan faith, Reflection of Divine excellence, the Emperor Shah Alam struck this coin to be current throughout the seven climates)
Rev: Persian legend in multiple lines with regal year - ضرب میسور سن ۴۸ جلوس میمنت مانوس (zarb Mahisur san 48 julus mayimanat manus; Struck at Mysore in the 48th year of the auspicious reign)

References
Thurston, E., Coins: Catalogue No. 1, Mysore, Government Central Museum, 1888
Rice, Benjamin L., Mysore: A Gazetter Compiled for Government - Vol. I Mysore in General, Archibald, Constable and Company, 1897
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AR 1/3 Pavali (C#200; Jackson-537) 28 viewsObv: A dancing figure of Chamundi in a circle of dots.
Rev: Kannada legend in three lines: ಮಯಿಲಿ ಹಣ (Mayili Hana).

The word Mayili is thought to be connected with an old Kannada word meaning "token".

References
Jackson, R. P. 1909. Coin Collecting in Mysore. BNJ. 287-340

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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal (Scheuch-1877a)28 viewsSpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II & Contantine IV (641-668) Nummi, Syracuse (Sear-1110)28 viewsObv: Constans, holding long cross with right hand, and Constantine IV, both crowned, standing facing
Rev: Large M; to the left, crowned figure of Heraclius standing facing, monogram above; to right, crowned figure of Tiberius standing facing; SCL in exergue

This coin has been overstruck as you can see Constans & Constantine poking their faces on the reverse edge :-D.
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1637; DOC 18; Anastasi 493)28 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing loros, holding cross potent; Λ and cross to right
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger; K to left, cross to right
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1823; DOC B.1-64) - Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034)28 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS ЬAS-ILЄ ЬAS-ILЄ to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)28 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Pb Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1934L1; DOC Pb.37; Grierson 1035)28 viewsObv: Standing facing figures of John II, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, and St. Demetrius, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding swords and between them, labarum on long shaft.
Rev: Alexius and Irene standing facing, both wearing crown, stemma, divitision and loros and holding between them cross on long shaft
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2040)28 viewsObv: MP ΘV H AΓIOCOPITICA in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Virgin Hagiosoritissa nimbate, orans; Manus Dei in upper right field
Rev: O AΓIOC ΠЄTPOC O AΓIOC ΠAVΛOC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of St. Peter, on left, and St. Paul, on right, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, embracing each other; St. Peter has short beard, St. Paul has a long one
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2282; Grierson-1357; Donald-Bendall C.22)28 viewsObv: Full length figure of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; rests left hand on shield
Rev: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simple type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) 8 pentanummi (Follis), Cherson Mint (Sear-607, DOC-I,303)28 viewsObv: Maurice and the Empress Constantina standing facing, both haloed, holding a globus cruciger one, the other a long cruciform scepter. Cross between heads. Legend aroud - DNmAV[...]PPAVG

Rev: Theodosius, son of Maurice, standing facing, nimbus, holding a long cross. Right, H with a cross above.
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Ancient Greece: Philip II of Macedon (359-336 BCE) AE20 Unit, Uncertain Mint (SNG ANS 850; Mionnet I, 750)28 viewsObv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY, Naked youth on horse prancing right on ground line, spearhead below.
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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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Post-Mauryan Erich: Mugamukha (ca 100 BC - 50 AD) Pb Unit (AICR-516; Gupta-54)27 viewsObv: Frog with scale-like symbol above
Rev: Brahmi legend mugamukha
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Roman Imperial: Antoninus Pius (138-161 CE) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC 202b; BMC 736; RSC 825)27 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P; laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII; Tranquillitas standing facing, head right, holding rudder and grain ears
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Awadh: Amjad Ali Shah (1842-1847) AR 1/8 Rupee, Lucknow Mint (KM#330)27 viewsSpongeBob
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Battle of Actium27 views2 commentsQuant.Geek
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)27 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
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Hephthalite: Khingila (440-490) AR Drachm (Gbl-67)27 viewsObv: Straight-back bust, rising above the garden, flames emerging from both shoulders, single ribbon behind, rising; Brahmi legend above
Rev: Remnants of Fire altar and attendants design
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (12571277) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-44)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of Theotokos Hagiosoritissa, orans; stars below bust
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and akakia; stars around
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Indo-Scythian: Maues (85-80BC) Dichalkon (MACW-2191, Senior-6.1)27 viewsObv: Horse trotting right; Greek legend on left and right: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΑΥΟΥ
Rev: Bow Quiver with monogram on the left; Kharosthi legend on left and right: Maharajasa Moasa
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Nayakas of Madurai: Anonymous (1601-1736) Sri Vira Kasu (MCSI2-852)27 viewsObv: Elephant facing right
Rev: Sri (top) / Vi (bottom left) Ra (bottom right)
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Ceylon: Parakrama Bahu VI (1415-1468) AE Massa (Mitchiner-853, Codrington-97)27 viewstext from coins.lakdiva.org

Obv: Similar to Lankan massa design of standing king.
The head consists of an oblong, from the chord of which project three lines; crown or makuta, two arcs and a dot in rear. right elbow more pronounced; in right hand a lamp consisting of a straight line ending in a ball and flanked on either side by two dots. In left hand a small ball. Feet turned outward. Two dots, one under each arm, represents the upper part of the dhoti. To right a lion seated and facing right with left foreleg uplifted; each paw has three claws. A rim is a circle of large dots.

Rev : Traditional Lankan massa design of seated king.
Head and crown as on obverse. Arm is raised upwards and the hand holds a small ball. On right Devanagari legend Sri Pa ra kra ma Ba hu
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Ahmadabad Mint (KM#93.2)27 viewsObv: الله اکبر جل جلاله; Allahu Akbar Jalle Jalalahu (God is Greatest; His Glory is Great)
Rev: الهی بهمن ٣٢ ضرب احمداباد; Ilahi Bahman 32 Zarb Ahmadabad (Ilahi Bahman 32; Struck at Ahmadabad)
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Artaxiads of Armenia: Tigranes VI, First Reign (60-62 AD) Half Chalcus (Nercessian-162,163)27 viewsObv: Head of heavily bearded Tigranes facing right. The tiara seems to have three or four peaks and is surrounded with dotted pearls. Armenian tiara is adorned with a star and two eagles. The king has refined features.
Rev: Nike standing right upraised right hand is holding a wreath and left arm holding cornucopia. Legend to right downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ
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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum II (1289-1293,1295-1296,1301-1305) BI Denier (Nercessian-394, Bedoukian-1575aV)27 viewsObv: King's head facing. Clockwise legend - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ, Hetowm Tagawor. "Hetoum the King", legend continued on reverse
Rev: Potent cross without field marks. Clockwise legend - ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Amenayn Hayots. "of all Armenians"
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Armenian Kingdom of Sophene: Arsames II (ca. 230BC) Two Chalci (Nercessian-7; Nercessian Sophene-11ա)27 viewsSee the following article for more information:

Nercessian, Y. T. Coinage of the Armenian Kingdom of Sophene (ca. 260-70 B.C.) in Armenian Numismatic Journal 37.3 (September 2011).


Obv: Head of Arsames facing right wearing tiara with flat top like a cap; a diadem encircles the head, ends in bow, and hangs down from the neck. Border of dots
Rev: Nude figure standing and facing , right arm extending from elbow and left arm holding long club. Legend to the right, downward ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ
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Pontos, Amisos: Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 100-85 BCE) AE Unit (RG 15; HGC 7, 237)27 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev: AMIΣOY; Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)27 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; to either side.
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1728; DOC 5)27 viewsObv: Leo VI, with short beard, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing modified loros and crown with cross. In right hand, labarum, left resets on lap; +LЄOҺЬA S ILЄVSR OM' ✶ around
Rev: +LЄOҺ / ЄҺΘЄOЬA / SILЄVSR / OMЄOҺ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Cherson (Sear-1731; DOC 9)27 viewsObv: Large ΛЄ
Rev: Cross crosslet set on two steps; to either side
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1783; DOC 7)27 viewsObv: 🞢ҺICIFRb ASILЄVRШ; Crowned bust of Nicephorus II facing, bearded, wearing robe with V-shaped opening and crown with cross and pendilia; in right hand, cross scepter; in left, globus surmounted by trefoil
Rev: 🞢ҺICHF / ЄҺΘЄШbA / SILЄVRШ / MAIШҺ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180 CE) Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1968)27 viewsObv: MP-ΘV; Virgin Hagiosoritissa, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, standing slightly right, raising hands to Manus Dei to upper right
Rev: ΜΑΝVΗΛ-ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown, divitision, loros and sagion, cruciform sceptre in right hand, akakia in left

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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2012; DOC 3)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Emmanuel
Rev: Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara and a globus cruciger between them


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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1197-1203) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 2015; DOC 5a)27 viewsObv: Θ/ΓЄ/ШP ΓI/OC; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in right hand, resting on left shoulder, and in left, hilt of sword
Rev: ΑΛЄΞΙΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Decanummium, Ravenna, RY 36 (Sear-326; DOC I-353; MIBE-229a; Ranieri-395)27 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield
Rev: Large I flanked by date; all within wreath
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-386; DOC 186; MIBE 65a)27 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є, cross to the right


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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 27.2; Sunrise 294; Shore 86)27 viewsObv: Long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in a point; flan widespread and design much larger than usual; no border; five-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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Ancient Rome: Wax Tablet Silver Stylus (ca. 1st -3rd century CE)27 viewsThis would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors.1 commentsQuant.Geek
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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt: Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BCE) Triobol, Alexandreia (Svoronos 965; SNG Copenhagen 173-5)27 viewsObv: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
Rev: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; filleted cornucopia to left, XP monogram between legs
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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (ca 718-719 CE) AE Fals, Hims, ND (Walker-801)27 viewsObv: In the field, full circle with dot inside; around, marginal legend: circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no god but Allah); traces of outer circle
Rev: In the field, semi-circle with dot inside; around, marginal legend:ضرب هذا الفلس بحمص (Struck this fals of Hims); traces of outer circle
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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (738 AD) AE Fals, Wasit Mint (Walker-941; Lavoix-1522; Ntzel 2049-2050; Album-205)27 viewsObv: Within a double circle, لا اله الا الله وحده لا شرك له (There is no God but Allah alone. There are no others with him); five annulets enclosed in outer margin.
Rev: At center, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بواسط سنة عشرين ومائة (In the name of Allah this fals was struck at Wasit in the year 20 and 100); double outer margin enclosing five annulets.
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm 26 viewsBactrian series with cursive Greek legends.

Obv: Bare headed bust right of Hephthalite "Napki" type; Tamgha behind bust; Cursive Greek Legend: SRIO ShAHO; The crown is of the trident-type.
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Philippos and Themistogenes, Magistrates (mid-late 1st century BCE) AR Stater (BCD Thessaly II 883.2; cf. SNG Copenhagen 296)26 viewsObv: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia advancing right right, wielding spear and holding forth shield on outstretched arm; above and in exergue, magistrate's names: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY and [ΘH]MIΣTO[ΓENHΣ]; in outer right field, Ennodia running right, holding two torches
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) 1/2 Centenionalis, Thessalonica (RIC 189)26 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman; Γ in left field; SMTS in exergue
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Egyptian Bronze Inlays: Anonymous (3rd Intermediate - Late Period, ca. 1075-343 BCE) 26 viewsThe lids extending with cosmetic lines, the interiors inlaid with limestone sclerae, the irises in black glaze, together with conforming brows. Each 3 in in length

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Livonia, Riga: Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire (1561-1581) BI Shilling (Fyodorov-615)26 viewsObv: + CIVITATIS - RIGENSIS
Rev: MONE NO ARGENTEA
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Lithuania & Poland: Sigismund II Augustus (1548-1572) Gross (Gumowski-598)26 viewsObv: Knight on horseback with date below (National Arms of Lithuania); Legend around - MONETA MAGNI DVCAT LITVA
Rev: Eagle (National Arms of Poland); Legend around - SIGIS AVG REX PO MAG DVX LI
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Aksumite Empire: Ella Gabaz (ca. 610-630) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 70.2; Munro-Hay 120; BMC Aksum 414)26 viewsObv: "King WZN" (in Ge'ez), draped bust right wearing headcloth, holding grain ear
Rev: "He who is Fitting for the People" (in Ge'ez), long cross with ends terminating in smaller crosses over a smaller Greek cross; gilding in center
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Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod I (40 BCE-4 CE) 8 Prutot, Uncertain mint in Samaria, RY 3 (Hendin 1169; TJC 44)26 viewsObv: Helmet with cheek guards surmounted by star; above to either side, palm branch
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOY; tripod lebes; in left field, L Γ; in right field, monogram
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Hungary: Andrew II (1205-1235) BI Denr (Huszr-232, Rthy-195, Unger-150)26 viewsObv: Head facing forward; castle with four columns as its chest
Rev: Facade of a stylized building; lily above and m inside
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Serbia: Despotate Stefan Lazarević (1402-1427) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-37)26 viewsObv: Legend - *BbXd* / bAAECH / OTbCTE / *QANb
Rev: Christ standing within oval; IC XC each side
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Medieval India, Alupas: Anonymous (ca. 14th Century) AV Pagoda (MCSI-219,21; Ganesh & Girijapathy, Karnataka 8-9)26 viewsObv: Two stylized vertical fish below stylized canopy; conch to left; ankus (goad) to right; pellets below
Rev: śri pa/ndya dhana/jaya in Devanagari
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Mughal Empire: Shah Jahan (1628-1658) AR Shahrukhi, Balkh Mint (KM#220.1)26 viewsObv: Kalima in Persian, لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله (There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah), in multiple lines within a dotted rectangular boarder.
Rev: Persian legend, شاه جهان پادشاه قاضی (Shahjahan Badshah Ghazi), arranged in two lines within a dotted rectangular boarder.
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Abbasid Governors, Transoxiana: Hamza (ca. 770s-790) Cast AE Fals, Kharashket (Nastich p. 48, fig. 45)26 viewsOne of 12 known specimens from a find reportedly centered on Kanka / Kharashket near Tashkent in modern Uzbekistan. All of them are were crudely cast and hence attribution is based on known information. The only publication that mentions these coins is Nastich.

Obv: In margin, لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول; within center circle, الله (There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah)
Rev: In margin, بسم الله كما أمر به معبد الا أمير; within central circle, حمزة (In the name of Allah from that ordered by the amir Hamza); outer circle.

The full name of Hamza is not known with certainty but Nastich believes the most likely candidate is Hamza b. 'Amr who is cited on a fals of Samarqand dated AH 153. A less likely possibility is Hamza b. Malik (fl. c. AH 176-177).

Reference

Nastich, Vladimir N., A Survey of the Abbasid Copper Coinage of Transoxiana, Nastich, 2012
Nastich, Vladimir N., Early Islamic Copper Coinage of Transoxiana - A Generic Survey Focused on Newly Discovered Coin Types, 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, 2012
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Panchala of Ahichhatra: Bhanumitra (1-20 AD) AE Double Karshapana (Pieper-1018)26 viewsObv: Arch with three dots above on left and railed tree on right
Rev: Brahmi legend bhanumitrasa in deep incuse; above the legend two horizontally placed symbols like modifications of the third Panchala symbol.
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Post-Mauryan Taxila: Anonymous (ca. 220-185 BC) Unit (BMC plate XXXII, no.4; Pieper-1064; Mitchiner-526)26 viewsObv: Tree in enclosure flanked by hill surmounted by crescent and Nandipada above swastika
Rev: Blank
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337 CE) Follis, Trier (RIC VII-485) 26 viewsObv: Laureate head right, no legend.
Rev: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG; Reverse legend in three lines; wreath above; PTR in exergue


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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Secondary Sceattas (ca. 710-720) AR Sceat, Series G, type 3a (Abramson-21.20; cf. SCBI 63 (BM), 431-4; North-43; SCBC-800)26 viewsObv: Diademed head right; cross pomme before; [pellets behind?]
Rev: Standard with central pellet-in-annulet, saltires in angles, pellets between saltires; pellets and crosses in margin
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)26 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1729; DOC 8)26 viewsObv: +LЄOҺ ЬAS-ILЄVS ROM'; Bust of Leo VI with short beard, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on right shoulder, roundel with central pellet; holding akakia in left hand
Rev: +LЄOҺ / ЄҺ ΘЄO ЬA / SILЄVS R / OMЄOҺ
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)26 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople (Sear-1823)26 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, ◻ in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)26 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1911; DOC VI-19)26 viewsObv: Cross potent set on two steps; pellet at each termination of arm
Rev: CЄP CVN/ЄPΓЄI BA/CIΛЄI AΛ/ЄZIω in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) Billon-Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1944)26 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels.
Rev: IW ΔΕCΠΟT T ΠΦVPOΓNT.
Bust facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 199; DOC 110; MIBE 105)26 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above and flanking, B below; NIKM in exergue
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2128; DOC IV, Type F 8; Lianta 453-54)26 viewsObv: MP - ΘV; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Lily above cushion of throne, to either side
Rev: IШ/Δ/Π/T to left, Ο/Δ/M/Τ to right; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross. Emperor's right hand half-raised before chest in supplication; wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint's left hand lifted before chest; wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) AE Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2168, Sommer-73.6)26 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate; left hand holds scroll; Pellet, or pellets, in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC KOMNHNOC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by single or double barred cross; Manus Dei in upper right field
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2182; DOC IV, Type F 1230- 1237; Lianta 361-63)26 viewsObv: O/Λ/Θ/OΔ/Ш; Bust of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ OΛΔM; Half-length figure of ruler on left, and of beardless, nimbate military saint (Demetrius?); between them sheathed sword, pointed downward. Ruler wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion. In upper center field a cloud, with a star in the center, out of which extends Manus Dei, crowning the ruler.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2266; Bendall- Donald C.9; PCPC 27; DOC V 70)26 viewsObv: Α/I/Δ or variation to left, ΗΜ/ΤΡ or variation to right; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over left shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: Χ/Μ/Δ or variation to left, O/Π/Λ or variation to right; Half-length figure of emperor supported by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, standing behind him; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Decanummium, Syracuse Mint (Sear-583; DOC-281)26 viewsObv: Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large X; SE CI LI A in angles
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Kalachuris of Ratnapur: Ratna Deva III (1181-1182) AR Pana (Singh Type III-B)26 viewsObv: Goddess Lakshmi seated facing
Rev: Devanagari legend Ratna/Deva in two lines

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Singh, K., Classification of Ratna Deva's Silver Coins, Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, 220, p. 35
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Eastern Sogdiana, Ikhshids of Samarqand: Imitation of Gurak (710-738) AE Cash (Smirnova-400)26 viewsThere coins are classified differently between Smirnova and Akhunbabaev. Smirnova indicates that these are imitation coins of Gurak and hence read the inscription as "wr`kk MLK". However, Akhunbabaev attributed these coins to Divashtish, ruler of Penjikent. In this case, the inscription is read as "prykk MLK" which indicates Afrig Ikhshid. The tamgha is the same as Tukaspadak's and Tarkhun's and differing from the tamgha of Gurak.SpongeBob
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Roman Republic: L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo (62 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 417/1a; Sydenham 927; Aemilia 11; RBW-1503)26 viewsObv: Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right; [P]AVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORD around
Rev: Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian Well), decorated with garland and two lyres; hammer at base; PVTEALSCRIBON above; LIBO in exergue

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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (698-705 AD) AE Fals, NM, ND (Album-153; Walker-633)26 viewsThis Kalima-type Fals is assumed to be minted in Syria around 698-705 AD (78-85 AH). Cross-referencing Walker, it is similar to Walker-631, but with a set of 3 annulets on the obverse and reverse.

Obv: Arabic legend in three lines within circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no god but Allah); three annulets in second outer circle with interval between
Rev: Arabic legend in three lines within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the messenger of God); three annulets in second outer circle with interval between
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Zanzibar: Sultan SaId bin Barghash (1870-1888) AE Pysa (KM#1)26 viewsObv: Scales with date in between; ١٢٩٩ (1299 AH)
Rev: Arabic Legend in 5 lines; اللة سلطان سعيد بن برغش بن سلطان حفظه (Allah Sultan Sa'id bin Barghash bin Sultan, May Allah save him)
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Kakwayhid: Faramurz (433-443AH/1041-1051AD) AV Dinar, Isbahan, 435AH (Walker-1656; Album-1592)25 viewsObv: لا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له السلطان المعظم طغرل بك ⫯ ∩ (There is no deity except (the one) God alone. He has no equal; Sultan Tughril Beg)
Obv Inner Margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينار أصفهان سنة خمس وثلثين واربع مائة‎ (In the name of God, this dinar was struck at Isbahan in year 35 and four hundred)
Obv Outer Margin: لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون بنصر الله (To God belongs the order before and after; and in that day the believers shall rejoice in the help of God)

Rev: شمس محمد رسول الله القـائم بامـر الله الامـير فرامرز (shams, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, al-Qa'im bi-amri 'llah, Prince Faramurz)
Rev Margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى ودين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it)
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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (698-705 AD) AE Fals, ND, Damascus (Album-174; Walker-835)25 viewsObv: Arabic legend in three lines within traces of four circles, ا اله الا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in three lines within field, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بدمشق (In the name of God, this fals was struck in Damascus)
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Bindraban: i.n.o Shah Alam II (1760-1806) Paisa, Mu'minabad, AH1212 RY40 (KM#5)25 viewsObv: Persian legend around a central fish, ✶ above س in julus; ضرب مؤمن اباد جلوس ۴۰ (Zarb Mu'minabad, julus 40)
Rev: Persian legend in three lines; ۱۲۱۲ شاه عالم بادشاه غازي سكه مبارك (The auspicious coin of the victorious Emperor Shah Alam, AH1212)
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Central Asia, Chach: Anonymous (750-800AD) AE Double-Portrait Unit (Shagalov & Kuznetsov, #178)25 viewsObv: 3/4 busts of a man and a woman facing each other inside a dotted rim
Rev: Tamga surrounded by Sogdian legend. The rim of the coin is either dotted or absent. Legend is read from the outside mint mug right to left, and consists of three words b g y twwn g 'g' n
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Constantinople (RIC VII 22)25 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diadem
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS; Soldier holding reversed spear in right, left hand on shield S in left field; CONS in exergue
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Confederate States of America: T-41 1862 $100 (Front)25 viewsCuhaj, George S. (2012-11-30). Confederate States Paper Money

Obv: Slaves hoeing cotton. John C. Calhoun at left, Columbia at right. The central design is copied from the $ 50 note of 1861 (No. 1). The scrolls in the upper corners come in two different styles, vertical and horizontal. Black with Hundred in orange/ red.
Rev: Blank

Various written dates August 1862 to January 8, 1863. Plain and watermarked paper (CSA block, CSA script, J Whatman 1862, Hodgkinson & Co. Wookey Hole Mill). The J Whatman 1862 and Hodgkinson & Co. watermarks are scarcer. The scroll varieties are of approximately the same value.

Over 70 plate letter (W to Z), scroll, date and paper varieties. If frame line varieties are included, the number increases considerably. An example of the CSA block watermark shows through the back of the $ 100 note pictured below.

All of the $ 100 interest-bearing notes generally bear interest paid markings on the back, usually straight line type with or without a rectangular border. Prices are listed for this type. Markings of certain cities that are infrequently seen are worth somewhat more. Notes bearing postmarks on the back are worth double or more (Charleston, S.C. is the most common) while other circular depository markings raise value of notes up to 25%. Notes bearing Army or Navy markings on back are worth triple. Some notes bear no markings on reverse, but they command little over the listed prices. Notes with printed bogus backs, which are described in Part II of this catalog, are worth about double in nice condition. Thian gives a total of 670,400 notes of this type, a figure that appears to be greater than it should be for this type since it is somewhat scarcer than the train types, although all are common.
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Imperial China, Yuan Dynasty: Emperor Wu Zong 10 Cash, 1310-1311 (Hartill-19.46)25 viewsObv: Ta en tung baw in Phags-Pa (ꡈꡝ ꡝꡦꡦꡋ ꡉꡟꡃ ꡎꡓ) = 大元通寶 Da Yuan tong bao
Rev: Blank

Note: Phags-Pa is written top-down and hence the whole inscription needs to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. To mimic this behavior, Unicode encodes the letters rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Finally, the inscription on the coin is read top, bottom, left and then right...
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Hungary: Bla II (1131-1141) Denr (Huszr-49, Unger-44)25 viewsObv: Head facing, lilies to the sides, below MB RE
Rev: + LADLAVS RE, cross with wedges.
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Cilician Armenia: Levon IV (1320-134) Pogh (Nercessian-460)25 viewsObv: King seated on throne holding orb and fleur-de-lys. Armenian legend around - ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Lewon Tagawor Hayots; Levon, King of Armenians)
Rev: Ornate cross. Armenian legend around - ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔ Ի ՍԻՍ (Shineal i kaghak i Sis; Struck in the city of Sis)
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: thelred II, 2nd reign (ca. 844-850) AE Styca (North-190; SCBC-868)25 viewsObv: +EDILRED REX. Small cross within circle
Rev: +EARDVVLF. Small cross with pellet in each angle
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (Price 1534; Muller 1626)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field, monogram below throne

Early Posthumous issue

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Seleukid Empire: Seleukos I Nikator (312 -281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon II (Price 3349; SC C94.7d; HGC 9, 10g)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue; Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; anchor and monogram to left; Π below throne
Dim: 28mm, 17.19 g, 8h

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Macedonian Kingdom: Antigonos I Monophthalmos (320-301 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain mint in Syria or Phoenicia (Price 3575)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, boar in left field
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Colophon (Price P44; Muller P51)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, lyre in left field, monogram below throne
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (348- 350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-102var)25 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet ; SARL ✶ in exergue
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Roman Imperial: Maximinus II Daia (310-313) BI Follis, Antioch (RIC-164b)25 viewsObv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG; Laureate head right
Rev: GENIO AVGVSTI; Genius standing facing, holding head of Sol in right, cornucopia in left. ✶ / S in fields, ANT in exergue

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Roman Imperial: Licinius I (308-324) Follis, Nicomedia (RIC VI-69a, SR-15215)25 viewsRoman Imperial: Licinius I (308-324) Follis, Nicomedia (RIC VI-69a, SR-15215)

Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory of globe, leaning on scepter, eagle at feet, Γ in field to right; SMN in exergue
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy, Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6; Youroukova & Penchev-39; DOC-1)25 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: John I Tzimisces (969-976) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1792; DOC 7b)25 viewsObv: +IҺSЧSXRI STЧS ҺICA *
Cross crosslet on globus above two steps, circular medallion at center containing facing bust of John with short beard, wearing crown and loros, I / w | A / N across fields, triple border with eight equally spaced globules.
Rev: Legend in five lines, -+- above and beneath, triple border with eight equally spaced globules
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)25 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class J Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1900; DOC J.1)25 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, bearded, with cross behind head having on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left clasps book to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents. In field, IC - XC.
Rev: Latin cross with large pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To left and right, above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1922; DOC-35)25 viewsObv: IC XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: +ΕΙ ΔΕC; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2036)25 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. IC - XC
Rev: Archangel Michael standing facing, holding sceptre and globus cruciger. X/L - X/M
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2042; DOC IV, Type V 22; Lianta 89-93)25 viewsObv: Ο ΛΓΙΟC; Full-length figure of beardless and nimbate saint wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: KOMNHNOC; Emperor seated upon throne with back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) Assarion, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2440)25 viewsObv: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them; Legend Around - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN
Rev: Legend in four lines - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN

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Ionia, Kolophon: Anonymous (ca. 530-500 BCE) AR Twelfth Stater (Kim & Kroll p. 73; SNG Kayhan 342; SNG von Aulock 18089; SNG Berry 1039)25 viewsObv: Archaic head left
Rev: Rough incuse square


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Orissa: Bhanudeva III (ca. 1352-1378) AV Fanam (Tandon-3.05)25 viewsObv: Stylized bull couchant right on a platform, with prominent horns above, circle and two dots before, sun and two moons above, goad behind, dot below
Rev: Stylized letter sa, for samvat (year), flanked by goad and battle axe, numeral 3 below

References
Tandon, P., Tentative Attributions of some Gold Fanams of the Eastern Gangas
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Bulgaria: Roman (977-997) Follis (Youroukova & Penchev, Plate XVI-155a,6; Raduchev & Zhekov, Page 38)25 viewsThis coin is tentatively attributed to Tsar Roman (977-997) of Bulgaria.

Obv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Illegible Legend
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Eastern Sogdiana: Anonymous Obol, 4th-5th Century (Zeimal pl. 32 #53)25 viewsObv: Stylized bust facing left; Sogdian legend in front
Rev: Stylized archer with bow facing right
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Post-Mauryan Andhra: Anonymous Cast Coin24 viewsPost-Mauryan Andhra: Anonymous Cast Coin (MCSI1-12)

Obv: 3-arched hill with crescent above
Rev: Blank
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Bulgaria: Ivan Aleksandar (13311371) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.13.44)24 viewsObv:
Rev: Large equilateral cross with extensions at the edges, with symmetrical embellishments at the bottom in the form of acanthus leaves. IC XC in the above quarters of the cross



King John Alexander, right, with a man
with propudules. He is dressed in divatism
and maniakion. Through his chest and left
the hand is a lemon. In her right hand
holds a skipper with a cross, with a handle,
and in the left - an object with a vague image,
in any case a round with a cross
or anesikkakia. On both sides of the
the guru has monograms: * and the grievance
of the title ць.уь - Lf.

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Medieval India, Sind: Yashaditya (ca. 7th century CE) AR Damma24 viewsObv: Stylized king's bust right
Rev: trident, ruler's name in Brahmi script around

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24 viewsWESTERN ASIATIC HEAD TABLET WITH CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTION
3rd millennium BC

A ceramic male head with three-spiked hairstyle, panel of cuneiform script to the underside.
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AR Unit (ACR-904)24 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, cresent moon and chakra at left, sun and sankh at right; in lower region, Brahmi legend: Sri Prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
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Artuqids of Mardin: Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan (597-637 AH / 1200-1239 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type XI, 85-6; S&S Type 46; Album 1830.9)24 viewsObv: Turkish male figure, crosslegged, seated facing on low, quadrate platform, resting hand on thigh and holding globus; stars flanking head; Artuqid tamgha below; name of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan to outer right and left
Rev: Names and titles of Abbasid caliph and Ayyubid overlord in five lines; AH date to outer right and left
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Abbasid Governors, Transoxiana: Ma'bad b. Khalil & al-Mahdi Muhammad (765 AD) AE Fals, Bukhara (Album-320; Nastich p. 20, fig. 16)24 viewsObv: Within a beaded circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); below ✶; in margin, separated by three annulets at intervals, ◉ بسم الله ضرب ◉ ببخارا فی سنة ◉ ثمان و اربعين و مئة (In the name of Allah, [this coin] was struck of Bukhara in the year eight and forty and [one] hundred)
Rev: Within beaded circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah), below Bukhara tamgha; in margin, أمر به معبد في ولية ألمهدى ولي عهد المسلمين محمد بن أمير ألمؤمنين (Ordered by the amir Mabad in the service of al-Mahdi, crown prince of the Muslims, Muhammad son of the commander of the faithful)
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Abbasid Provincial Coinage of Tabaristan: Sulayman (787-789) AR Dirham, Tabaristan, PYE137 (Album-65)24 viewsObv: Bust right, breast ornament: type 'A' with 3 pellets.'Bakh' (good) in diamond superimposed over bust with winged headdress.
Rev: Fire altar with 2 attendants; stars to right and left of flames.
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Bhaunagar: Anonymous (ca. 19th century) AR Rupee, Surat Mint (See KM#76 under French India)24 viewsUnder Krause, this is listed as a French Rupee that was struck at Surat. However, Surat was never under the French authority and hence that section is incorrect. Tentatively attributed to Bhaunagar.SpongeBob
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Ceylon: Codaganga (1196-1197) AE Massa (Codrington-79) 24 viewstext from coins.lakdiva.org

Obv: Traditional Lankan massa design of standing king.
The head consists of an irregular oblong, the right side being a vertical line, from which projects three horizontal stokes representing the nose, mouth and chin. The crown bulging outwards at the back. The two curved lines on either side of the legs slightly turned upwards at the end indicate a person wearing a 'dhoti', and standing on a lotus stalk with flower to the right. The forearm is bent sharply down; the hand grasps the hanging lamp. The right side elbow is curved down with the arm turned upwards holds a flower presumed to be a jasmine blossom. To the right are five dots or spheres. A rim of 40 to 43 beads.

Rev: Traditional Lankan massa design of seated king.
Head and crown as on obverse. Arm is raised upwards and the hand holds a conch shell. On right Devanagari legend Sri Co da ga (m)ga de va.
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Roman Imperial: Constantine II, As Caesar (316-337 CE) Follis, Antioch (RIC VII 54; LRBC 1325)24 viewsObv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
Rev: CONSTAN / TINVS / CAESAR / SMANTA; Legend in four lines; star above
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Centenionalis, Antioch (RIC VIII 135; LRBC 2623)24 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right; Γ to upper left; ANAI in exergue
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Assyria: Ime-Dagān (1776-1736 BCE) Cuneiform Foundation Cone, Isin24 views1) ᵈi-me-ᵈda-gan
2) nita-kala-ga
3) lugal-i-si-in.Ki-na
4) lugal-an-ub-da-lmmu-ba-ke₄
5) u₄ nibru.Ki
6) uru-ki-g-
7) den-11-1-
8) g-bi
9) mu-un-du₈
10) ren-bi kaskal-ta
11) ba-ra-an-zi-ga-a
12) bd-gal-
13) -si-in.Ki-na
14) mu-un-d
15) bd-ba
16) ᵈi-me-ᵈda-gan
17) ᵈen-ll-da -an-gal
18) mu-bi-im

1-4) Ime-Dagān, mighty man, king of Isin, king of the four quarters,
5-11) when he cancelled the tribute of Nippur, the city beloved of the god Enlil, (and) relieved its men of military service,
12-14) he built the great wall of Isin.
15-18) The name of that wall is 'Ime-Dagan is a great ... beside the god Enlil.'
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Germany, Third Reich: 1939A 1 Reichspfenning (KM#89)24 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below

Later issues were re-minted in Zinc due to the war effort. Graded MS64 BN by NGC.
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Imperial China: Ming (ca. 400-255 BCE) Knife Money (Hartill-4.40)24 viewsObv: 明 Ming
Rev: Typically 左五 Zuo Wu (Left Five)
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Aztec Anonymous (ca. 1300-1500 CE) Primitive Copper Axe Currency (Hosler Type-3a)24 viewsReferences
Hingston Quiggin A. (1949), A Survey Of Primitive Money: The Beginnings of Currency, London:Methuen & Co. Ltd
Hosler, Dorothy et al (1990), Axe-Monies and their Relatives, Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, No. 30
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Mughal Empire: Humayun (1530-1556) AR Mitqal , Agra Mint (Hull-1173)24 viewsObverse
In Central Circle: لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله / الله يرزق من يشاء بغير حساب (la ilah illa allah muhammad rasul allah / allah yarzuq man yasha bi-ghayr hisab)

Around:

Reverse
In Octafoil:

Around:

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Serbia: Đurađ Vuković Branković (1402-1412; 1427-1456) AR Denar (Jovanovic 42-29.1)24 viewsObv: Stylized Monogram (ГЮРbГb) between two lis and three stars;
Rev: Stylized Monogram (ДЕСПОТb) between two lis and three stars;
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Cooch Behar: Nara Narayan (1555-1587) AR Rupee, SE1477 (KM-34)24 viewsSpongeBob
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Nabataea: Aretas IV (9 BCE - 40 CE) Unit24 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., one of the three Biblical kings. Bronze AE 15, , 3.47gm, 19mm, Petra mint, obverse jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right; reverse two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below; beautiful red earthen patina. SNG ANS 1438 - 43, Choice EF.


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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum I (1226-1270) Tank (Nercessian-362, Bedoukian-1394)24 viewsObv: King seated on a wide bench. He holds a globus cruciger in his left hand and in his right, folded upward, a fleur-de-lys extending over his right shoulder. Star in the left field. Clockwise legend - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ Hetowm Tagawor Hayots, Hetoum King of the Armenians
Rev: Potent cross with half moon in third quadrant and lines in first, third, and fourth. Clockwise legend - ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ Shineal i kaghakn i Sis, Struck in the city of Sis
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Eye of Horus: Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1070-664 BCE) Blue and Black faience Wedjet Amulet (Petrie, Amulets pl. XXV, 138y)24 viewsFrom the Carl Devries Collection1 commentsQuant.Geek
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24 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 Atophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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Tripura: Ratna Manikya II (1685-1693 & 1695-1712) Tanka (RB-224, KM-164)24 viewsObv: lion facing left, crescent and bead above, date below, within circle and border of pellets
Rev: in three lines: Śri Śri Yu/ta [lingam] Ra/tna Devah in square with ornaments outside

ex-David Fore Collection
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Bulgaria: Ivan Aleksandar (13311371) Trachy, Cherven (Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.13.56-9)24 viewsObv: Large АΛЄ and ЦР monograms.
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Ivan Aleksandar, holding patriarchal cross and globus cruciger
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Germany, Third Reich: Meissen Porcelain Medal (Scheuch-1876a)24 viewsSpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Michael II the Amorian (821-829 CE) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1642; DOC-9)24 viewsObv: mIXAHL S Θ ЄOFILOS; Crowned facing busts of Michael, wearing chlamys, and Theophilus, wearing loros; cross above
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, Θ below
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034 ), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1823)24 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 1987; DOC IV, 6)24 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ANΔPO-NIKOC; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and saigon; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2038; DOC IV, Type R, pl. LI, 18)24 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel, pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: MP OV in field; Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2483)24 viewsObv: Winged patriarchal cross
Rev: Half-length figures of Andronicus and St. Demetrius, holding long cross between them; large crescent containing star above
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Follis, Cyzicus, RY 8 (Sear 372; DOC 121d var; MIBE 502)24 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, with feet on footstool, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter, cross between their heads
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, ςII to right, B below; KYZ in exergue

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Parthian Empire: Artabanos IV (ca. 10-38 CE) Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood 61.10)24 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Artabanos IV left
Rev: Archer setaed right, holding ow; below mow, monogram
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Normans in Sicily: William I (1154-1166) AR Ducale, Palermo (Spahr-94; MEC-290; MIR-435)24 viewsObv: IC XC; Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing
Rev: R DVX FI LI VS EIVS; King William, on right, and his son, Duke Roger, on left, both standing facing and holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the King also holds globus cruciger, while his son holds his sword by the hilt

This issue commemorates the investiture of William as King of Sicily and Roger as Duke of Puglia by Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne)
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Eastern Sogdiana, Samarqand: Anonymous Obol, 4th-5th Century (Zeimal pl. 31 #10)24 viewsObv: Diademed, bearded male head facing left
Rev: Stylized archer with bow facing right
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Bohemia: Vladislav I (1109-1118,1120-1125) AR Denr, Prauge mint (Cach-534)23 viewsObv: Horseman right, piercing fallen person with lance; Legend around - + VVLADIZAVS
Rev: Nimbate bust of St. Wenceslaus facing with raised hand and cross; Legend around - + WENCEZLAVS
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Seljuqs of Rum: Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II bin Kay Qubadh (1237-1246 CE) AR Dirham, Konya, AH 641 (Album 1218; Broome 246, Type G; Izmirlier 403)23 viewsObv: Lion passant to right above a sun in radiance, ✶ to the left and 🟀 to the right of sun, two Ƨ below lion; Inscribed in Arabic, in kufic above - ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ المستعصم بالله ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ (the Imam al-Musta'sim bi-'llah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Inscribed in Arabic, in naskhi - ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﻏﻴﺎﺙ ﺍﻟﺪﻧﻴﺎ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻛﻴﺨﺴﺮﻭ ﺑﻦ ﻛﻴﻘﺒﺎﺩ (The Great Sultan, Ghiyath al-Dunya wa-l-Din Kay Khusraw Kay Qubadh); mint/date formula around margin - ﺿﺮﺏ ﺑﻘﻮﻧﻴﺔ ﻓﻰ ﺳﻨﺔ ﺍﻩﺍﺭﺑﻌﻴﻦ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ (Struck in Konya (Quniya) in the year 641)
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The Zangid Atabegs of Aleppo: Nur al-din Mahmud ibn Zangi (1146-1174 CE) Dirham (Album-1850)23 viewsObv: Within circle of small beads, two Byzantine-style standing figures facing forwards supporting a labarum (standard) resting on three steps
Downwards on left: downwards left of the standard: al-adil (العادل), downwards right of the standard: nur al-din (نردين) ; blundered imitations of Greek legends around

Rev: Within a circle of small beads, figure of Christ standing, facing forward, holding book in left hand and with right hand on hip, with blundered imitations of Greek legends to left and right
Downwards on right: mahmud (محمود‎‎) downwards on left: malik al-umara (مالك الأمراء); Mahmud, King of the Princes
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Abbasid Governors, Mesopotamia: al-Abbas b. Muhammad (750-760 AD) AE Fals, al-Jazira (Album-304; Lavoix-1568)23 viewsObv: Within circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); in margin, أمر الأمير ألعباس بن محمد اعز الله نصره (Ordered by the amir al-Abbas bin Muhammad, may his victories be the glory of Allah)
Rev: Within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); pellet above first line; in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بالجزيرة (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Jazira)
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1215-1240) Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2044; DOC IV Type A, B.30; Grierson 1267; CLBC 11.3.1.A)23 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless head of Christ on breast
Rev: Circular legend ΜΑΝO-ΗΛЄCΠ or similar; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
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Germany, Third Reich: Anonymous (1938) AE Medal (Colbert/Hyder C106)23 viewsObv: Head of Adolf Hitler facing right
Rev: Three line German Legend - ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE HEIMKEHR INS REICH (In Remembrance of Homecoming to the Reich; To commemorate the return [of Austria] to the Reich)
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) 1/2 Centenionalis, Antioch (RIC 153; LRBC 2632)23 viewsobv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horsman; ANB in exergue
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Confederate States of America: T-69 1864 $5 (Front)23 viewsFront: Capitol of the Confederate States (Virginia State Capitol, Richmond). Bust of C.G. Memminger, Confederate cabinet member, at lower right. Pink and black.
Rev: Blue web reverse with denomination. Plain paper.

Issued in Series 1 to 7 and without series for a total of 64 plate letter varieties (A to H). 5,525,264 notes (incomplete data). One of these notes was found in President Lincolns wallet after his assassination.
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Georgia: Queen T'amar (1184-1213) AE dirham (Koronikov-420; Lang-11b) w. countermark #423 viewsGeorgia: Queen T'amar (1184-1213) AE dirham (Koronikov-420; Lang-11b)

Obv: Bagratid royal emblem in the form of a standard; Georgian initials to left and right: ႧႰ=ႧამაႰ (T'amar) and ႣႧ=ႣავიႧ (David); Georgian initials on top left and top right: ႵႩ=ႵორონიႩონსა (Koronikonsa/Year); Georgian initials on bottom left and bottom right: ႯႩ=420
Rev: Christian inscriptions in arabic script; countermark #4

ملكة الملكات (Malekat al-Malekaat(s); Queen of Queens)
جلال الدنيا و الدين (Jellal Al-Dunya Wal Din; Glory of the World and Faith)
تامارابنة كوركى (Tamar Ibnat Kurki; T'amar daughter of Giorgi)
ظهير المسيح (Zahir Al-Massih; Champion of the Messiah)

The Georgian year is encoded using the "Paschal cycle". This dating system is based on the creation date being March 22, 5604 BC. From this date, they ran through a 532-year cycle. So, Year 1 was March 22, 5604 BC for the 1st cycle. And the 13th cycle's Year 1 was March 22, 781 AD. For years 346 to 532, add 780 to obtain the corresponding year in AD. The year starts off at March 22nd for each AD year. So, 420 + 780 = March 22, 1200 AD. For more information, please see Sweeny...

References:

Langlois, Victor, Numismatique de la Gorgie au Moyen ge, A. Leleux, 1852
Пахомов, Евгений, Монеты Грузии, Мецниреба, 1970 (Pakhomov, Evgeny, Coins of Georgia, Metsnireba, 1970)
Sweeny, James O., Tempus in Nummis, Volume 1, Numismatics International, 1992
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Ancient Greece, Sicily: Anonymous (415-375 BCE) Hemilitron (HGC 2, 1480; SNG ANS 415 ff; SNG Cop 697 ff)23 viewsObv: Signed by Euainetos (ΣY on band); Head of Arethusa left, wearing hair band and earrings, back of hair in sphendone; olive spray behind
Rev: Dolphin swimming right above, ΣYPA arched over inverted scallop shell below
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Germany, Third Reich: 1938A 10 Reichspfennig (KM#92)23 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below
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Bosnia: Stjepan Tvrtko II (1404-1408; 1421-1443) AR Gros (Jovanovic-60.1; Rengjeo-879)23 viewsObv: Helmet facing left over shield and between R and T. Legend around DNS TVARTCO REX BOSNE
Rev: St. Gregorius standing with crosier. Legend around S GREGORIVS NASASENVS
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Roman Imperial: Julia Domna, Augusta (193-217 CE), Rome, under Caracalla (211-215 CE) AR Denarius (RIC 379c; BMC 10; RSC 105)23 viewsObv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; draped bust of Julia Domna right
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA; Luna driving galloping biga left
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Nawanagar: Vibhaji (1852-1894) AR kori, VS1936 (1879), (KM#20)23 viewsSpongeBob
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) BI antoninianus, Ticinum (RIC-492)23 viewsObv: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus left, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left
Rev: PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Eanred (810-841) Styca (SCBC-862)23 viewsObv: +EANRED REX; Small central cross
Rev: +DIHTRA; Small central cross
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Constantinople, RY 13 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)23 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; date across field, cross above, B below; CON in exergue
Dim: 37mm, 22.61 g, 12h

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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1712; DOC-11)23 viewsObv: Crowned facing half-length figures of Basil, wearing loros and holding akakia, flanked by Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: + ЬASIL / COҺSTAҺ / T S LЄOҺ ЄҺ / ΘO ЬASILS / ROMЄOҺ in five lines; ✷ below
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)23 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)23 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2131; DOC 11)23 viewsObv: Γ/Є/Ш to left, ΓI/O to right. Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over left shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev.: IШ/Δ/ЄC to left; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them cross-within circle surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears sternma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate, and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Half Follis, Antioch, RY 10 (Sear 381; DOC I 170; BMC 214; Tolstoi 202; MIB II 60a)23 viewsObv: Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, each holding scepter and jointly holding globus-cruciger
Rev: Large K, cross above; A/N/N/O and X across field, e below
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) AE Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-441)23 viewsObv: D m TIb CONSTANT P P AVC.
Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre; above eagle, cross.
Rev: Large m between A/N/N/O and GI; above, cross; in exergue, NIKO B.
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Eastern Sogdiana: Gurak (710-738) AE Unit (Smirnova-359)23 viewsObv: Tamghas on both sides of the square hole
Rev: Sogdian legend Ishkhid Gurak (Urak) around the square hole
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Istros, Moesia: Anonymous (4th Century BC) Drachm (SNG BM Black Sea 255)23 viewsObv: Facing male heads, the right inverted.
Rev: IΣTPIH; Sea-eagle facing left, grasping dolphin with talons; Δ monogram below.
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Sogdiana, Turgesh Kaqanate: Wahshutawa (8th c.) AE Cash (Kamyshev-21)23 viewsObv: Sogdian legend xwt' w'xswt'wy pny (coin of the king Vahshutava)
Rev: Tamgha, "P" & Yuan
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Roman Republic: M. Aurelius Scaurus (118 BCE) AR Serrate Denarius, Narbo (Crawford 282/1; Sydenham 523; Aurelia 20; RBW-1106)23 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right; ROMA downward and mark of value behind; MA(VR)ELI upward before
Rev: Gallic warrior (Bituitus?), hurling spear and holding shield and carnyx, driving galloping biga right; SC(AVR)I below horses; LLICCNDOM in exergue
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Tripura: Rajadhara Manikya (1586-1599) AR Tanka, citing Queen Satyavati (RB-185; KM#97)23 viewsObv: lion facing left, standard (type o) above, date below, all within circle and outer border of circles with pellets
Rev: in four lines: Śri Śri Yuta Raja/dhara Manikya De/va Śri Satyava/ti Maha Devyau within square with ornaments outside

ex-Nicholas Rhodes Collection
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Umayyad Caliphate, North Africa: Anonymous (ca. 760 AD) AE Fals, NM, ND (Album-145; Walker-P116; Lavoix 1342; Frochoso III-a)23 viewsObv: ⸙ لا إله إلا ☆ الله; There is no God but (pentagram) Allah (palm branch)
Rev: محمد ر ﹏ سول الله; Muhammad is the (wavy line) messenger of God
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22 viewsIndian Mughal, original miniature painting with illuminated borders painted on the reverse of an unrelated original 18th Century Persian manuscript with mentions of Mahadev (Shiva), Parvati, daughter of Himalaya and Byas. The folio script is about Byas begot Singh and Singh upbringing, suggesting Persian Abd al-Rahman Chishtis at Al-makhlukat (1631-32), which includes Islamic and Sanskrit sacred Parana - Ramayana and Mahabharata (Persian - Razm-nama) - the story of creation.Quant.Geek
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6, Youroukova & Penchev-39)22 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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22 viewsObv: Cruciform invocative monogram Type V; in the quarters: τω-cω|ΔϪ-λω; within wreath border (Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ)
Rev:
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Artuqids of Mardin: Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (580-597 AH / 1184-1200 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1)22 viewsISLAMIC. Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (AH 580-597 / 1184-1200). Ae Dirhem. Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 582 (1186/7 AD).

Obv: Diademed and draped facing bust, with hand across chest; legend around.
Rev: Legend in five lines within hexagram; legend in margins.

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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirhem (33mm, 15.19 g, 1h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 581 (AD 1185/6). Diademed and draped half-length facing male bust, hand across chest; name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan around / Name of Ayyubid overlord (al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I [Saladin]) in five lines within pelleted hexagram; first part of mint formula and AH date in outer margins. Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.1; Album 1829.1. EF, brown patina with traces of earthen encrustation.
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Ilkhan: Muhammad Khan (1336-1338) AR 6 dirhams, AH738, Kirman Mint (Album-2228, Type B)22 viewsSpongeBob
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Ayyubids: Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar. al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa (1210-1220) Dirhem, Mayyafariqin Mint, AH 612 (Album-859.1; Whelan type I, 272-3; Balog-851; SICA 6, 1145) 22 viewsObv: Male seated facing, holding globus; name and titles of al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa and mint formula in outer margin; AH date to left and right of figure

Obverse Field: ﺳﻨﺔ ﺛﻨﺎ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ
Obverse Margin: ﺿﺮﺏ ﻣﻴﺎﻓﺮﻗﻴﻦ ; ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﺷﺮﻑ ﻣﻈﻔﺮﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺍﻟﻔﺘﺢ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ

Rev: Name and titles of Abbasid caliph within within linear and pelleted trilobe; name of Ayyubid overlord in outer margins

Reverse Field: ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺻﺮﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ
Reverse Margin: ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﺩﻝ ﺳﻴﻒ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻮﺏ
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Aksumite Empire: Armah (ca. 630-650) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 72a; Munro-Hay Type 153; BMC Axum 577)22 viewsObv: ነገሠ አረመሐ (negu ArmaH; King Armah); Crowned and draped full-length figure of Armah, wearing beaded necklace, enthroned right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: ፈሠሐ ለየከነ ለአሐዘበ (feeH la-yekun la-aHzb; Let there be joy to the people); Openwork cross with central gilding connected to ring by stem; wheat stalks emerging from ring
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Ceylon: Anonymous Kahavanu, Sri Lamka Vibhu Type IIIA (MCSI-825)22 viewsObv: Sitting figure holding Annulet; Devanagari legend Sri Lamka Vibhu
Rev: Standing figure holding Ball
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Roman Imperial: Constantius I, as Caesar (293-305 CE) Follis, Carthage (RIC 24a)22 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; Head laureate facing right
Rev: FELIX A - DV - ENT AVGG NN; Africa in elephant-skin headdress standing left holding vexillum and tusk, lion attacking bull at feet, PKT in exergue, H in left field

The H in field indicate that Constantius was a Herculian rather than Jovian Caesar.
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Byzantine Imitation: Anonymous (ca 11th Century) Follis, Unknown Mint (DOC III Bb; Zervos 9-10)22 viewsObv: IC to left, XC with pellet above to right; Bust of Christ facing, with cross nimbus having quincunx (⁙) in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with ⁙ on cover, from beneath.
Rev: IS-XI IAZ-IIЄ IAZ-IIЄ to left and right above and below of cross; cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms
Dim: 25mm, 6.78g
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Germany, Third Reich: 1944B 1 Reichspfenning Zinc (KM#97)22 viewsObv: Eagle above swastika within wreath
Rev: Denomination, oak leaves below

Re-minted in Zinc since valuable metals such as Copper was needed for the war effort. See here for the earlier Bronze version of the Reichspfenning. Graded MS65 by PCGS.
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Imperial China, Ch'ing Dynasty: Xian Feng (1851-1861) FE 50 Cash, Board of Revenue, Peking (Hartill-22.702)22 viewsObv: 咸豐重寶 Xian Feng zhong bao
Rev: Numbers for denomination above and below, mint left and right in Manchu; 當十五 ᠪᠣᠣ ᠴᡠᠸᠠᠨ; Dang wushi (Value Fifty) Boo chiowan
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Sicily, Syracuse: Hieron II (275-215 BCE) Litra (BAR Issue 60; cf. CNS 197; HGC 2, 1550)22 viewsObv: Head of Poseidon left, wearing tainia
Rev: Ornamented trident head; flanked by dolphins downward, ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ beside base
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Hungary: Andrew III (1290-1301) Denr (Huszr-422)22 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing front, to the sides A-D
Rev: Forked branch with two strawberries
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Tetradrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)22 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 23 mm, 12.83 g, 9 h
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm22 viewsNezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm (MACW-1523)

Gandharan series with contracted Pehlvi legends

Obv: Bare headed bust right of Hephthalite "Napki" type; Tamgha behind bust; Pehlvi legend contracted from Napki Malka. Legend now looks like a 'fish'. The crown is of the trident-type.
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm22 viewsNezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm (MACW-1528,1539)

Gandharan series with Brahmi legends

Obv: Bare headed bust right of Hephthalite "Napki" type; Tamgha behind bust; Brahmi legend - Sri SaHi. The crown is of the trident-type.
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design
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Bulgaria: Ivan iman (13711395) BI Trachy (Youroukova & Penchev-131)22 viewsObv: Lion rampant left; triple pellets behind head, two pellets behind tail
Rev: Large tsar monogram across field; triple-pellet group and single pellet below; additional pellet above
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Hunnic Tribes: Uncertain King (550-600 CE) Drachm (Unpublished)22 viewsSpongeBob
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Serbia: Vuk Branković (1389-1398) Gros (Ljubića-XII.27)22 viewsObv: + BЛbКb / ОВbДН / NАРb / ГА, lettering in four rows
Rev: Christ enthroned with Nimbus and Gospel
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Hiranyaka: Anonyous (ca. 3rd-4th century AD) Pb Unit (MCSI-134)22 viewsObv: Horse standing right facing pellet (solar symbol?)
Rev: Tree-in-railing left and six-arched hill right, with river below
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Vijayanagar Empire: Hari Hara II (1377-1404) AR Tara (MCSI-427)22 viewsObv: Devanagari legend: H + numeral 2.5
Rev: Dagger on left; Devanagari legend - Hari Hara
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Tanka, Mandu Mint (KM-75.2var)22 viewsSpongeBob
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Kolophon (Price 1754)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Atophoros seated left; kerykeion in left field, spearhead in outer right field

This reverse die used for this coin was originally used to strike the previous issue, Price 1753, with vertical barley grain below the throne. Here one can see the remnant of the barley grain after an attempt was made to erase it in the die. Moreover, this coin was struck from the same obverse die as the plate coin for Price 1753.

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Kings of Paeonia: Audoleon (ca. 315-286 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Damastion or Astibos Mint (Price 654; Waggoner, Reflexions, Issue XII, dies 26/c; Peykov E4320; HGC 3.1, 157)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Atophoros seated left; HP monogram in left field
Dim: 26.5mm, 17.03 g, 9h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Demetrios I Poliorketes (306-283 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Corinth (Price 691; Noe, Sicyon 29.4 ) 22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Atophoros seated left; aphlaston in left field, ΔO below throne
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Assam: Lakshmi Simha (1769-1780) Rupee (RB-Q50, KM#176)22 viewsObv: Śri Śri La/ksmi Simha/ Nrpasya
Rev: Śake / 1695

ex-Nicholas Rhodes Collection
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) BIL Heavy Maiorina, Trier (RIC-214; RCV-18178)22 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; Emperor standing left on galley steered by Victory seated in stern, confronting phoenix on globe held in right hand and grasping labarum marked with chi-rho in left; TRS in exergue

Ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.11)22 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC across field
Rev: Konstantin I facing on horseback right, holding patriarchal cross
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (13001322) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1)22 viewsObv:
Rev:
Dim: 22mm, 1.41 g
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Satavahanas: Madhariputa Siri Pulumavi (c. 225-250 AD) AR Fractional Drachm (MCSI-164)22 viewsObv: King's bust facing right, with elaborate hairdo, Brahmi legend around
Rev: Ujjain symbol and six-arched hill, river below, Telugu legend around
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House of Lancaster: Henry VI (1422-1461) 1st Reign, AR Groat, Calais Mint (North-1424; SCBC-1836)22 viewsObv: HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANC; Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches; lis at lower cusps; annulets flanking neck
Rev: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM; VILLA CALISIE; Long cross patte with trefoil of pellets in each quarter; annulets in second and third trefoils



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Byzantine Empire: Leo IV the Khazar (775-780) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1586; DOC 4)22 viewsObv: Crowned facing busts of Leo IV and Constantine VI, each wearing chlamys; cross in field above
Rev: Crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V each wearing loros, set on horizontal bar; B A across field; below, M above A, flanked by X and N
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1630; DOC 7)22 viewsObv: LЄOҺ S C-OҺSC; Crowned facing busts of Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, A below
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Byzantine Empire: Michael II the Amorian (820-829) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1652; DOC 21; Anastasi 513)22 viewsObv: Two busts facing, Michael on left, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, Theophilus on right, beardless, wearing loros and crown with cross
Rev: Large M; cross above, Θ below
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class C Follis, Attributed to Michael IV (Sear-1825)22 viewsObv: EMMA NOVHL around, IC-XC to right and left of Christ, with nimbate cross behind head, three-quarter length figure standing, raising right hand, holding book of gospels in left
Rev: IC-XC/NI-KA in the angles of a jeweled cross with dot at each end
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Cyprus: Usurper Isaac Comnenus (1185-1191) Aspron Trachy, Type A (Sear-1991; DOC-IV, 2.1)22 viewsObv: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. MP OV in field.
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and St. George, beardless and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds anexikakia in right hand. Saint wears short military tunic and breast-plate; holds sword in left hand.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Follis, Nicomedia, RY 15 (Sear 201; DOC 135b; MIBE 113a)22 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M, above, cross; to left A/N/N/O; to right X/Ч;below A; NIKO in exergue
Dim: 41.19 mm, 22.92 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2267; Bendall-Donald C.10; PCPC 28; DOC V 71-2; Lianta 525-26)22 viewsObv: O/AΓI/S to left, ΓЄ/ШPΓ/I/S to right or variation; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: X/M/ΔЄ/CΠ/OT to left, O/ΠΛ/Ш/Γ/I to right or variation; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine, bearded; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds trilobite scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) AE Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-825)22 viewsObv: Martina on left, Heraclius in centre and Heraclius Constantine on right, standing facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys and all holding cross on globe
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, B or G below, mintmark ΘЄC
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Follis, Sicily (Sear-882; DOC 241b; Anastasi-32bis)22 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing bust of Heraclius; monogram to right; all within circular punch
Rev: SCL within circular punch
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (147-191 CE) Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris Mint (Sellwood 84.144; Shore 632)22 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wearing tiara; date to left
Rev: Draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; A to right
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Pre-Islamic Sind: Anonymous (ca. 600-700 CE) AR drachm (Fishman-7A)22 viewsObv: Four large dots flanked with a pair of smaller dots (one on each side), five upper dots is topped with a rounded line or a bar; two of the upper dots connected to the lower dot with lines; Brahmi legend below - HaSi
Rev: Blank

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

Hoard of unpublished silver coins from the Baluchistan/Sind border, ca.late 7th-early 8th century AD
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Sirmur: Fath Prakash (1815-1833) Paisa, Nahan, VS1877 (KM#11)22 viewsSpongeBob
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Roman Republic: Lucius Appuleius Saturninus (104 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 317/3b; Sydenham 578a; Appuleia 1; RBW-1171)22 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma left
Rev: Saturn, holding harpa and reigns, driving quadriga right; L below horses; LSATVRN in exergue
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Tenasserim-Pegu: Anonymous (early 19th c.) Tin Token (Rob-pt.3, #18)22 viewsThis is the plate specimen coin from Robinson, The lead and tin coins of Pegu and Tenasserim

Obv: Cock to left within circle, beads from mouth
Rev: 2 clouds and what appears to be sylized Tibetan characters, perhaps imitating a late 18th or early 19th century Sino-Tibetan sho
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21 viewsTripura, Rajadhara Manikya, Tanka, 10.58g, Sk 1508, citing Queen Satyavati, similar to previous lot but different standard (type 'p'?), and no bead to the left of it (RB. 178; KM. 97)SpongeBob
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Umayyad Caliphate: 'Umar bin 'Abd al-'Aziz Dirham, Dimashq Mint, AH100 (Album-133)21 viewsSpecial thanks to http://islamiccoins.ancients.info for translation and general information...

Obverse Field:
لا اله الا الله وحده لا شرك له
There is no deity except (the one) God alone. He has no equal

Obverse Margin:
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بدمشق سنة مئة
In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Damascus in the year one hundred

Reverse Field:
الله احد الله الصمد لم يلد و لم يولد و لم يكن له كفوا احد
God is One God. The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and has not been begotten and never is there His equal

Reverse Margin:
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
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Samanid: Mansur I (961-976 CE) AR Multiple Dirham Mule, NM, ND (Album-1465/Album-1465A)21 viewsA mule struck with two reverse diesQuant.Geek
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Iran, Qajar Shahs: Fath 'Ali Shah (1212-1250 AH) AV Toman, Dar al-Marz Rasht, 1217 AH (Album 2859)21 viewsObv: السّلطان ابن السّلطان فتحعلي شاه قاجار (Sultan Bin Sultan Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar)
Rev: ضرب دارالمرز رشت ۱۲۱۷ (Zarb dar al-marz Rasht, 1217; struck at the seat or capital of the borders, Rasht, 1217)
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Abbasid Caliphate: Harun al-Rashid (AH 170-193/ AD 786-809) AE Fals, al-Rafiqa (Shamma p. 156, 11; SICA-2, 1456-1458; BMC I, p. 210, 128; Album-310)21 viewsObv: At center, la ilah illa / Allah wahdahu / la sherikh lahu (There is no god but Allah alone. There are no others with Him); in margin, bism Allah zarb haza al-fils bil-Ramla sanat tis wa themanin wa miat (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Ramla [in the] year nine and eighty and [one] hundred); border of five annulets between two inner and on outer linear circles.
Rev: Within pointillate circle, Muhammad / rassul / Allah (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); above, three pellets forming triangle; below, adl (just); in margin, bism Allah mimma amara bihi abd Allah Harun amir al-muminin azz Allah nasrahu (In the name of Allah, from that ordered by the servant of Allah, Harun, commander of the faithful, may Allah make him victorious); outer linear circle.
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Connecticut Treasury Certificate 26 18s 6d June 1, 1780 (Anderson CT-18)21 views1 commentsSpongeBob
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Islands off Caria, Rhodes: Anonymous (ca. 205-190 BCE) AR Drachm, Gorgos, Magistrate (Ashton 288; SNG Keckman 582-4)21 viewsObv: Head of Helios facing
Rev: P-O, rose with bud to right; above, magistrate's name: ΓOPΓOY; in left field, bow in gorytos
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1790 Large Gold Banda Koran Leaf Blue Border Medallion 21 viewsA magnificent leaf from a Koran fragment, probably Banda, before AH 1208/1790-1 AD, on paper (387 x 230 mm.). There are eleven lines of strong black natkh script within gold clouds, gold roundels between verses, illuminated marginal medallions, marking every tenth verse, red Persian interlinear translation, sura headings in red, margins with Tafsir written in black and red, final folio with commentary dated 1205.. Verso: eleven lines of strong black natkh script within gold clouds, gold roundels between verses, illuminated marginal medallions, marking every tenth verse, red Persian interlinear translation, sura headings in red, margins with Tafsir written in black and red. The opening flyleaf is inscribed with a note reading: this copy of the Koran, formally the property of the Bahadoor, Nawab of Banda was delivered after the great victory obtained over Rebels and Mutineers by Major General Whitlocks Troops on the 19th of April 1858 to the Reverend A Kinloch, the Chaplain of the Horse and present to him as a slight token of affectionate remembrance to the Reverend George Gleed the Vicar of Chalfont St. Peters, Bucks Branda Palace. April 29th 1858. A further note on the final flyleaf reads: This Copy of the Koran was taken from the apartments of Ali Bahadoor, Nawab of Banda after the occupation of his City and Palace by the Madras Column under Major General Whitlock.SpongeBob
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC 11.23.3.A)21 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospel in left hand and bless with right hand in front of chest. Asterisk above cushion on throne, on both sides.
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor with stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger.

Note that Marchev-Waachter only recorded one specimen in a private collection. It might be overstruck on an unknown host. The obverse of the coin needs to be further examined to determine if it is indeed the obverse of 11.23.3.
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Roman Imperial: Galerius (305-311 CE) Follis, Nicomedia (RIC 54a)21 viewsObv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; laureate head of Galerius right
Rev: GENIO AV-GVSTI; Genius standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopiae; SMNA in exergue
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Roman Imperial: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V 207; MIR 36, 731b; RSC 342 corr.)21 viewsObv: Radiate head right
Rev: Goat walking right; ς in exergue



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Ancient China: Shou and Zhang Dynasty (18th-6th Century BCE) Cowrie Shells (Hartill-1.1)21 viewsSpongeBob
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Imperial China, Eastern Zhou: State of Zho (350-250 BC) Half Jin Pointed Foot Spade (Hartill-3.145)21 viewsObv: 兹氏半 Zi Shi Ban (Zishi half [jin])
Rev: San (Thirteen) in early zhunshū Hnz (seal script) characters
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Seleukid Empire: Diodotos Tryphon (142-138 BCE) Unit, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2034.2a; HGC 9, 1061)21 viewsObv: Diademed head of Diodotos Tryphon right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Spiked Macedonian helmet adorned with goat horn; in inner left field, aphlaston
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Hungary: Andrew II (1205-1235) Obolus (Huszr-267, Unger-161)21 viewsObv: Tower above crescent, flanked by profiles facing left and right.
Rev: Panther facing left under branched tree with leaves, Hebrew letter ט (tet) above.
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