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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus4212 viewsObv.: CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate, radiate & cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian & Carausius left Rev.:PAX A-VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & vertical scepter; S P/C. Mint Camulodunum. (Struck circa 292-293 AD)59 commentspostumus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM2614 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, 28mm (12.83 gm). Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above. Nemausus, c. 10 BC - AD 10. RIC I 158 (pg. 51).
29 commentssocalcoins
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcia - L. Marcius Phillippus. Denarius 56 B.C.1887 viewsObv: Diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below.
Rev: Aqueduct (the Aqua Marcia) represented as an arcade of five arches surmounted by equestrian statue right, AQVA MAR (MAR in monogram) within arches, PHILIPPVS on left.
RCV I : 382 | RSC I : Marcia 28.

This moneyer was the step-brother of Octavian, who was just seven years old at the time of this issue. The reverse of this coin commemorates the construction, in 144 B.C., of the Aqua Marcia by Q. Marcius Rex, whose statue appears above the aqueduct.
18 commentsthe_Apostate
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm1831 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned.

Submitted by Ecoli
8 commentsecoli
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1777 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Sestertius
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen orriginally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv. Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
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BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)1776 viewsIWANHC ΔECΠOTIC O ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATOP in two circles inside which bust of John facing, bearded, nimbate, crown with pendila, a pellet in the left and right fields. / IC/I-XC/X Nimbate bust of Christ, book of Gospels in left hand, right hand raised in benediction, all inside dotted and lined circle, surrounded by margin with pellets, inside solid line circle. 6.7g

When voting be careful to compare this with other coins of the same denomination, not the smaller ones which have cause to look even more crude. While this is crude and probably easily bested, I would prefer the coin that ousts this entrant at least have as much of the name of the ruler as does this one (IWA at the top of the outer circle).
7 commentsdougsmit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius1737 viewsTrajan AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC II, 128, Rome
Date: AD 103-111
Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG
GER DAC P M TR P, laureate
head rt., slight drapery on lt.
shoulder
Reverse: COS V P P S P Q R
OPTIMO PRINC, Victory stg. lt.,
half draped, wreath in rt. hand,
palm in lt.
Size: 18mm
Weight: 3.50 grams

Noah's Coins
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, TEMPLE1454 viewsObv.:NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head right
Rev.: PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S-C, Temple of Janus with latticed windows & garland hung across doors; doors to the right.
Cohen 146
18 commentspostumus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I, Argenteus1430 viewsArgenteus struck in Antioch, 8th officina, c.299-305 AD
CONSTANTIVS CAESAR, Laureate head of Constantius right
VIRTVS MILITVM, Campgate, *ANTH* at exergue
3.40 gr
Ref : Cohen #318
Argentei struck in Antioch often give a larger head of the emperor than other mints
For a new and better pic, please follow this link :
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For those who feel uncomfortable with this coin, there is also a discussion about it on the "classical numismatics board" : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=34410.0
20 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla AE2. Constantinopolis. RIC IX : 551423 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right.
Obv: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE. Victory seated right on throne, writing Christogram on shield held on small column. In exergue, CON Epsilon (fifth officina).
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As, Libertas1415 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP - Bare head left. Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and raising hand; SC across fields. MintRome . RIC 11310 commentspostumus
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Roman Empire, Titus, AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma.1407 views022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma, GENI P R, S-C, Scarce!,
avers:- IMP-T-CAES-VESP-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-VIII, Laureat head left.
revers:- GENI-P-R, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and patera. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 12,76g, axis:- h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC-II-126, p-130, RIC-New-226, C-96,
Q-001
18 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1317 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
11 commentsLordBest
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius AE Centionalis. (Trier) RIC VIII : 266.1306 viewsObverse: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner; in right field, A; in exergue, TRS crescent.
Struck between A.D.351 and 353.
4 commentsmickdale
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace1298 viewsAR - Tetradrachm struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev. BASILEWS – LYSIMAXOY Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
23 commentsalexB
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61177 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.
Starr pl. xxii, 6; SNG Copenhagen 33; Sear 2526.
(22 mm, 17.18 g, 10h)
17 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR1176 viewsSestertius Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, laureate head right Rev.:SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII S-C, COS III below, Salus standing left offering a patera to snake arising from altar, and holding scepter. Cohen 564. 23 commentspostumus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius - FELICITAS SAECVLI1175 viewsObv.:IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right Rev.: FELICITAS SAECVLI S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae. 15 commentspostumus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIANVS BRITANNICVS1175 viewsSestertius of Hadrian, AD 122. EXERC BRITANNICVS SC ("For the army of Britain, by order of the Senate") RIC 913. Coin currently in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (gallery 49, case 14).
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS 111 PP ("Hadrian Augustus, three times consul, father of his country")
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Nicopolis ad Istrum1174 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Ć 26mm (11.90 gm). Ovinius Tertullus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Apollo Sauroktonos ("Lizardslayer") standing right, holding branch and watching lizard on tree. AMNG I 1518; SNG Copenhagen -. 16 commentsthe_Apostate
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla -Aegis denarius1171 viewsRome, Circa 207,
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
PROVIDENTIA : Aegis
RIC 165 (R2) ; Cohen 527 (40 fr.) ; BMC p. 258 note.
Much more rare than RIC and Cohen consider !!!
Of the Highest rarity !
Collection Frédéric Weber
Détails
19 commentsfrederic W
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian Victoria1122 viewsAE Antoninianus, 170-175 AD, Siscia Mint
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm, * left , S Right.
RIC 237 Siscia Mint.
22mm, 3.6gm.
3 commentsjdholds
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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille, Ferdinand & Isabella, AN Double Excelente, Struck c.A.D.1479-1504.1064 viewsObverse: FERNANDVS : Z : ELISABET : DEI : GRA +. Crowned busts of Ferdinand & Isabella facing each other.
Reverse: SVB VMBRA ALARVM TVA. Haloed eagle of the evangelist John behind the crowned united coats of arms of Castile-Leon / Aragon-Sicily.

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille united Spain and captured the beautiful Moorish city of Granada, thus completing the Reconquista of Spain. After the fall of the last Muslim kingdom, they turned their attention to exploration which led to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

The gold Castellano weighing 4,6g was introduced in Castile by Enrique IV in 1475, the coin was highly valued and therefore called "excelente". In 1483 however, Barcelona and Valencia introduced the gold ducat of 3,5g. In 1497, in order to unify gold coin standards within Spain, a coinage act was passed and the Excelente of 3,5 g and 23,75 carat replaced the Castellano in Castile.
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Roman Empire, Balbinus (238 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 010, Rome, CONCORDIA AVG G,1061 views070 Balbinus (238 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 010, Rome, CONCORDIA AVG G,
avers:- IMP-CAES-D-CAEL-BALBINVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA-AVG-G, Hands, in handshake.
exerg: , diameter: 23mm, weight: 3,82g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 238 A.D., ref: RIC-10, C-3,
Q-001
11 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Procopius ae3, Constantinople1060 viewsObv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on shield. At foot, left, a small indeterminate object, possibly a helmet. Above, in right field, Chi-Rho; in exergue, CONS gamma.
RIC IX : 17a (R2)
9 commentsthe_Apostate
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes Grave1057 viewsAs Janus /Prow . Turlow-Vecchi n° 51. Weight 273 gr. By Plinius. (...I love it!) 9 commentsPLINIUS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, silver denarius, RIC 1181037 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 1058(C), BMC 251, RSC 554
Obv.- IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev.- TR POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn l. : below, globe
10 commentsVespasian70
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Roman Empire, Constantine I (307-337 AD.) AE-3 Follis, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Sirmium, #2,1035 viewsConstantinus-I (307-337 AD.) AE-3 Follis, SARMATIA DEVICTA,
avers:- CONSTAN-TINVS-AVG, 1,B1, Laureate head right.
rever:- SARMATIA-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergo: SIR M,
diameter: 18-19,5mm,
weight: 3,18g,
mint: Sirmium,
axis: 6h,
date: 324-325 AD.,
ref: RIC-VII-48-p475,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.1006 viewsAE Follis. Bust of Fausta right FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG/Fausta standing holding Constantine II and Constantius II SPES REIPVBLICAE. Rome Mint. R4, the finest known Fausta bronze. Full copper mint lustre covered in a thin browny green patina. Simply superb.7 commentsLordBest
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINUS II Caesar Victory bust990 viewsCONSTANTINUS IVN NOB C
laureated and draped bust right, Victory on globe in left hand, sceptre in right hand
BEATA TRAN - QVILLITAS VO / TIS / XX
Point STR Point
Treveri Mint
RIC. VII p.198 , 383 R4

gb29400
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Papius. Denarius, 79 B.C.988 viewsObv: Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat's skin, control-symbol behind head.
Rev: Gryphon leaping right, control-symbol below, L PAPI in exergue.
RSC Papia 1 | CRR 733 | RCV I : 311.
11 commentsthe_Apostate
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GREEK, Italy, Campania - Neapolis957 viewsAR Nomus, Neapolis (Naples) mint, c. 300 - 275 B.C.
Obverse: Diademed head of nymph right, wearing triple-pendant earring, grape bunch behind.
Reverse: Man-faced bull standing right, head facing, being crowned by Nike flying right, NEOΠOΛITΩ[N] below.
Weight 7.25 g, Maximum Diameter 21.9 mm, Die Axis 315o.
SNG ANS 317, HN Italy 579, Ex CNG e-auction 92 lot 3;

Neapolis (modern day Naples) was an early Rhodian colony, originally named Parthenope. Its name was changed to Neapolis in ca. 450 BC. The obverse of this issue represents the Siren Parthenope who was the local goddess of Neapolis. The man-headed bull reverse was a type shared by a number of Campanian cities and may have generally been understood as representing Acheloös, the father of Sirens. The name of Acheloös appears in cults throughout the Greek world and in mythology as the archetypal river-god and may have been used in this context in Campania.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antinous Medallion937 viewsHadrian favourite,Antinous,Medallion 40 gr,39 mm,very fine condition,very rare8 commentsjames
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 269a, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II,916 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 269a, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II,
avers:- IMP-CAES-MANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERALITAS-AVG-II, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and two cornucopiae; S-C across fields.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 17,91g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 240 A.D., ref: RIC-269a, C-136,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, DECVRSIO895 viewsObv.:NERO CLAVDIUS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR IMP P P, laureate head left
Rev.:DECURSIO S-C, Nero galloping right holding couched spear with soldier or officer galloping beside him.
5 commentspostumus
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BYZANTINE, Justin II - Large follis875 viewsJustin II; Follis ; 32.5 mm, 15.9 g; Regnal year 9 = 573 - 574 AD; Sear #372
DN IVSTINVS PP AVG - Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. He holds a globus cruciger [orb], she holds cruciform sceptre.
Mint of Cyzicus - KYZ in exergue.

Bruce''s collection
8 commentsbruce61813
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople865 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Archangel Michael
26-30 mm
Sear 2036
Coins of this type are usually poorly struck and/or severely clipped. Not this one!
From the collection of Laetvs
2 commentsLaetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Lugdunum, RIC 64 Bust Type G864 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PRO-BI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, decorated with emperor riding past row of soldiers with shields
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:– Cohen 69. Bastien 256 (2 examples). RIC 64 Bust Type G (S)
Appear to be an obverse die match to the plate example in Bastien.

Maridvnvm
9 commentsmaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR853 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Exe: ST.
RIC Ticinum 46a
8 commentsroscoedaisy
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans - FL CONSTANTIS BEA C852 viewsFL CONSTANTIS BEA C
Bust laureated draped and cuirassed right

GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS
Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand, between them two standards

.DSIS.
Ric. vol VII, p.456 , 238 r1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus abdication follis of Rome. RIC VI:119b827 viewsObv: D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISS SEN AVG. Laureate bust, dressed in imperial mantle, right, and holding olive-branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIESS AVGG. Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, right hand holding branch, left leaning on sceptre; S - F across field; in exergue, R T.
RIC VI : 119b (R2)
VERY RARE
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GREEK, Apollonia Pontika826 viewsDiobol of Apollonia Pontika. Circa 400 BC. Reference: BMC 150-1. From the collection of Ghengis Jon.1 commentsGhengis_Jon
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II AE Follis822 viewsMaximinus II AE Follis

Attribution: RIC 66c Nicomedia
Date: AD 309 - 313
Obverse: IMP C GAL VAL
MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate
head rt.
Reverse : GENIO AV-GVSTI CH,
nude Genius standing lt. pouring
out patera w/ rt. hand and
holding cornucopia w/ lt., SMNA
in exergue
Size: 22mm
Weight: 5.7 grams

Noah's Coins
4 commentsNoah
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Marcius Libo, AR Denarius, 148 B.C.818 views22 commentsRomaVictor
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint793 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD Superb example of this boy emperor, and unbelievable reverse...
6 commentsjimwho523
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ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8792 viewsDenarius minted in Rome in 69 AD
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, Bare head of Otho right
SECURITAS PR, Securitas standing left
3.50 gr
Ref : RIC # 8, RCV # 2162, Cohen #17
11 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.788 viewsObv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above, S P below; in exergue, RPLG.
5 commentsthe_Apostate
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Siscia RIC #8787 viewsAE Follis , 308-324 AD, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev:IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle at feet with wreath in beak , B left , SIS in exergue.
22mm, 3.6gm
RIC # 8
8 commentsjdholds
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Pupienus, denarius, RIC 1781 viewsIMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.Laureate bust of Pupienus
CONCORDIA AVGG.Concordia seated left,holding patera and two cornucopia
RIC-001, RSC-6, sear 2413, Rome mint April - June AD 238
8 commentsthe_Apostate
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander Denarius780 viewsLaureate head of Severus Alexander right, IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Mars advancing right, MARS VLTOR. RIC 246; BMCRE 833.4 commentssocalcoins
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor758 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint
Struck c. 170-164 B.C.
27mm 14.2g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 265

8 commentsmihali84
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ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA JUNIOR Denarius. RIC III : 712. 757 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Diademed bust of Faustina facing right.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT. Two children, Commodus and Antoninus, seated on throne, with globe between them.
8 commentsthe_Apostate
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, King Seleucus I746 viewsTet 305-300BC 4 commentsalexB
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 147, Rome, MARTEM-PROPVGNATOREM, Mars advancing right,744 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 147, Rome, MARTEM-PROPVGNATOREM, Mars advancing right,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- MARTEM-PROPVGNATOREM, Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield.
exerg: , diameter: 21-25mm, weight: 5,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 243-244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III-147, p-31, C-160,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I - Pax735 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum.
4 commentsjimwho523
Kyrenaikadidrachm.jpg
GREEK, Kyrenaika, AR Didrachm723 viewsExcellent Kyrenaikan Didrachm from Magistrate/Ptolemy I period.6 commentsalexB
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR, denarius719 viewsDenarius minted in Italy, c.49 BC
CAESAR, elephant walking rigth, trampling on snake
No legend, Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex
4.05 gr
Ref : HCRI # 9, RCV #1399, Cohen #49
19 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC718 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. UNC, full proof like luster.9 commentsLordBest
Constantine I Sol SIC Trier 310-313 (RIC VII Trier 873) 22.2mm - BenB.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I Soli Invicto Comiti Trier 310-313713 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Rev: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITO
Left field: T
Right field: F
Exe: PTR
Bust: LC
Size: 22.2mm

Sol facing, head left; chlamys draped over left shoulder; holding globe.

Attribution: RIC VII Trier 873, minted 310-313 AD

From the collection of BenB
8 commentsBenB
Diadumenianus1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diadumenianus710 viewsfr: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES. Bare-headed and draped bust right
re: PRINC IVVENTVTIS. Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind.
RIC IVii 102
5 commentspax
Constantius-Gallus-xy-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2, RIC VIII 335, Siscia, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO, 706 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2, RIC VIII 335, Siscia, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO,
avers:- DN-CONSTATIVS-IVN-NOB-C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A (or H) behind the head.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, LXXII left field, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards.
exe: LXXII/Γ SIS Crescent,
diameter: mm,
weight: g,
axis: h,
mint: Siscia,
date: 332-333 A.D.,
ref: RIC VIII 335, p-374,
Q-001
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CrispusVirtus.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint706 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES His cirassed bust with helmet right
VIRTVS EXERCIT Star // STR

Large flan -- best Style of treveri

RIC. 255 R4

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DiocletianFollis~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian Follis703 viewsLaur head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera and cornucopiae in left, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; K in left field, V in right field, delta mint mark. RIC VI 54a (Antioch).4 commentssocalcoins
Septimius-Severus_AR-Den_SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG_INDVLGEN-TIA-AVG-G_INCARTH_RIC-IV-266_p-_BMCRE-335_C-222_Rome-203-04-AD_Q-001_17-19mm_3,79g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH, 701 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, INDVLGENTIA AVG G, INCARTH,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- INDVLGEN-TIA-AVG-G, The Dea Caelestis, wearing elaborate headdress, looking right, riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, below, water gushing from rocks at left.
exe: INCARTH,
date: 203-04 A.D.,
mint: Rome,
diameter: 17-19mm,
weight: 3,79g,
axis: 1h,
ref: RIC-IV-I-266, p-, C-222, BMCRE-335,
Q-001
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Myrina~0.jpg
GREEK, Myrina Tetradrachm691 viewsMyrina, Aeolis, AR-Tetradrachm, struck after 165 BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch in left hand and phiale in right, omphalos and amphora at feet; monogram to left.
Ř 34 mm, 16.52 g.
Sacks Issue 39, BMC Troas 13.
Almost EF, minor porosity, recently cleaned.
10 commentsPscipio
Alexander_temnos_tetradrachm~0.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm686 viewsOne of the best examples of a temnos tetradrachm that I have seen. It has a high-relief beautifully-struck centered obverse, and as well as a wonderfully-struck reverse. Still boasts a mint lustre and nice toning.5 commentspeterpil19
Bactria,_Demetrios_I_Tetradrachm_~0.jpg
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C684 viewsDiademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios). Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.
(33 mm,16.68 g, 12h)
ex-CNG

At 33mm diameter this is a big coin, for an undoubtedly big man, despite him scoring only two sentences of mention in the surviving ancient written historical record.
16 commentsLloyd T
Gordianus-III_AG-Ant_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_IOVI-STATORI_RIC-IV-III-84-p-25_C-109_Rome_241-243-AD_Q-001_axis-6h_21-23mm_3,71g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,684 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter standing left, facing right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-84, p-25, C-109, c3,
Q-001
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122 Constantine Sicia RIC 84~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Siscia RIC 84680 viewsAE3, 319 AD
Obv: CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left wearing high crested helmet and holding shield and spear.
Rev: VICT(dot) LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over alter.
(dot) ASIS(dot) in exergue.
19mm, 3.8 gm.
RIC 84, Rated R1
5 commentsjdholds
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Thessalonica. RIC VIII : 225679 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB. Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars; in exergue, TESA between two laurel branches.
Rare.
1 commentsthe_Apostate
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins AE3678 viewsObverse: VRBS-ROMA Helmeted hear of Roma left
Reverse: Wolf and Twins left, branch between two stars above
Exergue: TRP
Mint: Trier
Attribution: RIC VII Trier 561
Rarity: C3
A common coin but one that I'm fond of.
Mauseus
5 commentsmauseus
Bactria,_Antimachos_I_AR_Tetradrachm~1.jpg
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E677 viewsDiademed head of Antimachos right wearing kausia. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘE[OY] ANTIMAXOY Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and palm branch, HA monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 1E; SNG ANS 278 (monogram variant); Mitchiner 124a; Sear 7542.
(32 mm, 17.14 g, 12h)
Provenance, based on Bopearachchi: Freeman & Sear FPL 11, Spring/Summer 2006; ex- Muhammad Riaz Barber Coll.; ex- Peshawar bazaar (April 1996); ex-Kuliab Hoard (1996)

The Kuliab Hoard from which this coin derives was found in clandestine (1995/6) excavations on an ancient site in the vicinity of Kuliab, Tajikistan, 8-10 km from Qizil Mazar, in the valley of the Qizil Su, on the right bank of the Oxus. The inferred find site is located about 80 km northeast of the famed ancient site Ai Khanoum on the left bank of the Oxus, a key Greco-Bactrian foundation.

The hoard reputedly consisted of 800 coins of which 250 were described by Bopearachchi in his paper. The hoard, consisted dominantly of small denomination silver and contained coins from the time of Seleukos I down to the time of Eukratides I. Almost all the coins were of Bactrian origin. It appears to have been a savings hoard that was closed around 145 BC, probably co-incident with the invasion of nomadic peoples from the north.

The Kuliab Hoard represents one of the easternmost finds of Graeco-Bactrian coins, proof that Bactrian influence extended well into the western Himalayan Valleys of Tajikistan to the north northeast of Ai Khanoum.

Probably my finest tetradrachm - the male equivalent Mona Lisa of coinage!
11 commentsLloyd T
Justinianus D~0.jpg
BYZANTINE, Justinianus I.671 viewsJustinianus
AU Solidus
Obv: DNIVSTINANVSPPAVI - Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing facing, holding cross and globus cruciger. 527-538 (Constantinople).
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius667 viewsAE 48 Nummi or Sestertius. 69-93 AD
Obv: King Rhescuporis II standing right, left foot on prisoner kneeling; on right, trophy; on left, another kneeling prisoner, hands tied behind his back.
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.
26mm
RPC 473
2 commentsjdholds
constantine8.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Thessalonica, RIC VII 154667 viewsI have seen better gates, but the portrait is quite stunning. I will regret selling this for the rest of my life.
3 commentsjbaran
Diocletianus.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, Antoninianus. Rome RIC V (ii) : 162667 viewsObv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG. Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; in exergue, XXIB.
2 commentsthe_Apostate
Geta_AR-Den_RIC-75-p-324_C-51_Roma-211-AD_Q-001_axis-0h_19mm_3,47g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Geta (209-211 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 075, Rome, FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left,665 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 075, Rome, FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- P-SEPT-GETA-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- FORT-RED-TR-P-III-COS-II, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel below seat.
exe: , diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,47g, axis:- 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 211 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-075-p-324, C-51,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALENTINIAN II AE2 RIC 52664 viewsConstantinople mint, 4th officina
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust of Valentinian, holding spear in right hand
GLORIA RO-MANORUM, Valentinain standing on a galley, driven by a victory, Wreath in field, CON delta at exergue
4.93 gr
Ref : RIC # 52, Cohen #22, RC #4161, LRBC #2151
Very light orange patina
11 commentsPotator II
IVLIANVS-4~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Antioch661 viewsJulian II. 360-363 AD. AE1 (8.89 gm). Antioch mint, 4th officina. DNFLCLIVLI-ANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; (palm) ANTD (palm).
RIC VIII 216; LRBC 2640.
Grade: good VF, dark brown patina.
BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT STYLE!
I can not understand why the coin was graded as gVF only - there are no any visible traces of circulating.
The most perfect portrait of Julian which I have seen ever. If you do not agree, show me better!
13 commentsIVLIANVS
carinus.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carinus AE Ant - Rare Possibly Unpublished Variant660 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field, XXI in ex. CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
2 commentsLordBest
Nero_Harbour.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, Sestertius, AE Rome mint, struck 64 AD657 viewsNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate-headed bust right with aegis on left shoulder
AVGVSTI, POR OST, SC bird’s eye view of a the new Ostia harbor; at top pharos surmounted by a statue (light house); at bottom, reclining figure of Neptune left, holding rudder and dolphin
RIC 181, Cohen 33 (20 Fr.)

ex. Arthur Bally-Herzog collection

15 commentsdupondius
Constantine I VOT XX Heraclea 324 - BenB.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I VOT XX Heraclea647 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Rev: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
Center field: VOT / X • X / star
Exe: SMHB

Attribution: RIC VII Heraclea 60, minted 324 AD

From the collection of BenB
4 commentsBenB
Septimius-Severus_AR-Den_IMP-CAEL-SEP-SEV-PERT-AVG-COS-II_FELI-CIT-TEM-POR_RIC-373var_Emesa-194-5-AD_Q-001_axis-0h_xxmm_2,83g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Emesa (Antioch), FELICIT TEMPOR,640 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Emesa (Antioch), FELICIT TEMPOR,
avers:- IMP-CAEL-SEP-SEV-PERT-AVG-COS-II, Laurate bust right.
revers:- FELI-CIT-TEM-POR, Stalk of grain between crossed cornucopia.
date: 194-95 A.D.,
mint: Emesa (Antioch),
diameter: 17mm,
weight: 2,83g,
axis: 0h,
ref: RIC-IV-373var, p-, C-142b,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
Kroisoshalfstater~0.jpg
GREEK, Lydian Half-Stater636 viewsCroesus 550BC2 commentsalexB
Julius Caesar~0.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar635 viewsR5384
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL: Julius Caesar, as dictator (49-44 BC). Silver denarius (4.04 gm). Mint moving with Caesar, 48–47 BC. Female head (Clementia?) right, wearing diadem, oak wreath and pearl necklace, numeral LII (52) behind / Trophy of Gallic arms consisting of a horned helmet, shield, mail cuirass, and carnyx, axe surmounted by animal´s head to right, CAE-SAR across lower field. Crawford 452/2. Sydenham 1009. CRI 11.

The obverse type, which probably depicts Clementia (clemency), symbolizes Caesar's leniency toward defeated enemies. The LII behind her head may indicate Caesar’s age (52) when these coins were struck. The reverse symbolizes Caesar's long years of campaigning in Gaul, where he cemented his reputation as a military commander of genius.
2 commentsgoldcoin
Antioch Billon Tetra Prieur 443cf.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Philip I Antioch Billon Tetradrachm630 viewsPhilip I Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left, wreath in its beak, ANTIOXIA S C in exergue. Antioch Tetradrachm Prieur 448
9 commentsmwilson603
Istvan-I_U-001_C1-001_H-001_Q-016_axis-5h_17,5mm_0,73g-s.jpg
Medieval, Hungary, 01.3.03. István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 01.3.03., H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01615 views01.3.03. István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 01.3.03., H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•REX• (The first S are retrograde !), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 0,73 g, axis: 5 h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 01.3.03.,
Q-001
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procopius.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, PROCOPIUS Ae3 NICOMEDIA Mint612 viewsBest portrait for this type4 commentsgb29400
Barbar_Ar-quarter-Siliqua_IVSTINVS-II-name_Styl-Monogram_Gepida_Sirmium_Rauch-81_lotNo-815_Q-001_axis-1h_21mm_0,78g-s.jpg
SUB-ROMAN, Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Justin I." type, Alain Gennari No: 158, Cunimund monogram, Simplified monogram of Theoderich, Very Rare!610 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Justin I." type, Alain Gennari No: 158, Cunimund monogram, Simplified monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 48., Plate coin, Figure 17. this coin!), Very Rare!
avers: DN IVSTINV*PNVI, The name of Justin I. The Legend are affected the diademed head right,
reverse: No legend, Stylized monogram, Alain Gennari: Type 48.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 0,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: ,date: A.D., ref: MIB - (cf 50), cf Metlich, Ostrogothic Italy, S. 43, Abb. 23. RR s.sch. ,( another exampl: Ref:H.D.Rauch 81, Lot. No.:815,) Alain Gennari 158, (avers type: 93, reverse type :111, monogram type:48) Plate coin Figure 17. this coin! Very Rare!
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
"The "Sirmium group": about the so-called Gepids siliquae
With a specific catalogue -2ⁿᵈ edition, Parma Oktober 2017"
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113140.0
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Decius.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius, Antoninianus610 viewsAttribution: RIC 121, 12b
Date: AD 249-253
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia stg. l. wearing robe reaching to feet, holding vertical staff w/ ass’ head (misidentified here and actually a draco battle standard common among Dacian troops)
Size: 23 mm Weight: 4.3 grams
4 commentsNoah
Probus~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus Antoninianus606 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC V 651, Siscia
Date: AD 276
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS
AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: CONCORD MILIT,
emperor stg. r. clasping hand of
Concordia, “P” between, XXI in
exergue
Size: 21.5 mm
Weight: 3.57 grams
5 commentsNoah
RI 131a img.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Florian, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, RIC 16, Bust Type C604 viewsObv:– IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars advancing right, holding a shield and spear, treading down captive.
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe.) Emission 3 Officina 4, between September to October 276 A.D.
References:– Cohen 107. Bastien 150 (31 examples). RIC 16 Bust type C
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I -SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Rome RIC 349604 viewsConstantine I, 312-313 AD. AE Follis
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [The senate and the Roman people to the highest prince] Legionary eagle between two vexella
in ex R P
Rome RIC 349

from the collection of Victor
My Constantine Website
1 commentsVictor
Probus ADVENTVS AVG RIC 157-2~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, antoninianus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type F592 viewsEmperor on horseback L, arm raised, ADVENTVS AVG, trampling captive. Rome mint, exe R crescent delta.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
GLORIAEXERCITVS~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I588 viewsCONSTANTINUS I, “THE GREAT”, 307-337 AD. Centenional (2,5 gr.; Ć = 17,40 mm.; 6:00 hs.). Mint of Siscia, 1st officina, ca. 334-335 AD. Obv. DN CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademated militar bust right. Rev. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers besides two militar standars; ex.: ·ASIS·. RIC VII (Sis.) #235; Salgado MRBI #8276.f. Mint State. Shiny dark patina.
4 commentsRicardo
galley.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Mark Antony, LEG V, AR Legionary denarius586 viewsStruck at a travelling mint, c.32-31 B.C.
Obverse: Galley sailing right. ANT AVG above; III VIR • R • P • C below.
Reverse: LEG V, Legionary eagle between two standards.
8 commentsOptimus
ISAACIIbestot.jpg
BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5584 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and gl.cr. Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia. 21mm Nice Very Fine! **** Note the trifoil device that Archangel Michael holds.***** DOC 5a.1 2 commentsSimon
Gordianus-III__AE-Sest_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_IOVI-STATORI_S-C_Roma-241-43-RIC-298a_Q-001_20_79g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 298a, Rome, IOVI STATORI, 580 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 298a, Rome, IOVI STATORI,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter standing, facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt; S C across fields.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 20,79g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D., ref: RIC-298a, C-111,
Q-001
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Marius~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, MARIUS -- Gallic Empire579 viewsGALLIC EMPIRE -- MARIUS
IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right
VICTO - Ri - A AV - G Victoria walking right
with full silvering

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4 commentsgb29400
08800p00~0.jpe
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus, early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D., Postumus Consecration Issue577 viewschoice aEF, 3.06g, 22.7mm, 180o, Tripolis mint, obverse DIVO CARO, radiate bust right; reverse CONSECRATIO •, flaming altar, T - R across fields, XXI in exergue; dark toning2 commentssalem
Nero_36.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, NERO, AE AS575 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM - Laureate bust of Nero right.
Rev: S C, Victory alighting left, wings spread, holding shield (SPQR).
RIC I 351B
3 commentspostumus
GAE660.jpg
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Large Bronze567 viewsPtolemy III - ca 240BC - Alexandria - Drachm
Bronze - 43.1-43.9mm - 73.2gm - 11h
CHI/RHO monogram in eagle's legs
Svoronos 964, SNG Cop. 172
Not especially rare type, but always rare this nice. A real monster, too.
10 commentsPtolemAE
probus_adventus_qq24.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Fully Silvered Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 158564 viewsProbus Fully Silvered Antoninianus, somewhat toned

PROBV-S PF AVG
ADVEN-TVS AVG
RIZ
RIC Rome 158

Radiate facing right, cuirassed with Medusa head breastplate.

Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Angry horse!

This coin is part of the AEQVITI series, representing the trailing "I" for the Rome series.
3 commentsroscoedaisy
moneta 298a~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna, Rome, RIC IV 574558 viewsJulia Domna AR Denarius
obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS PVBLICA. Pietas standing facing, head left, both hands raised, lit altar left.
Struck 198-202 A.D. at Rome
RIC IV 574
Van Meter 40
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, RIC 862, Bust Type H557 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
RIC 862 Bust type H (Common).
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian I, AE 28, Anemurium Cilicia, SNG Lev 520 (this coin)554 viewsValerian I AE 28mm from Anemurium in Cilicia (SNG Lev 520 = this coin).

Dating to 255-6 AD this large provincial features a rather startled looking portrait of Valerian, crude yet somewhat charming.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Quietus Antoninianus551 viewsObv: IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus facing right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left, holding a patera in his right hand and a sceptre in his left; an eagle at his feet; in left field, star.
RIC V ii : 6 (r3)
VERY RARE

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus denarius - RIC 666551 viewsObv:– L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, Young Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm-branch
Minted in Rome in Spring A.D. 179
Reference RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 666, Cohen/RSC 775. BMCRE 801. Szaivert, MIR 18 457-14/30;
Commodus, as joint Augustus with Marcus Aurelius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus - FIDES MILITVM550 viewsDouble sestertius. Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG - Radiated and cuirassed bust right. Rev.: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns. Mint LVGDVNVM C. 74 - R.I.C. 1236 commentspostumus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576549 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; NK monogram above bee in left field.
Price 2576; Thompson 134 (same dies). Sardis mint ca. 325/4-323 BC.
(18 mm, 4.27 g, 12h)
ex- Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex- NFA Auction II (25-26 March 1976) Lot 12.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Triens541 viewsTriens caput equitis by Plinius. PLINIUS
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Byzantine, Isaac II. Angelus (1185-1195 A.D.), SB 2005, AE-Tetarteron, Thessalonica,540 viewsIsaac II. Angelus (1185-1195 A.D.), SB 2005, AE-Tetarteron, Thessalonica,
avers: Abbreviated version of O/X/AP-X/MI (or similar) to left and right of facing bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding jewelled sceptre (sometimes surmounted by trefoil) and cross on globe.
reverse: ICA /AKI /OC - ΔE /CΠO /TH /C (or similar) to left and right of Isaac, crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding cross-tipped sceptre and akakia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20x20mm, weight: 5,69g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 2005,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus As/Sestertius539 viewsAurelian As or Sestertius, struck 270-275 AD at Rome mint.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, emperor and empress clasping hands, above and between them bust of Sol right.
Ř 23-26 mm, 7.14 g
RIC 80 var. (no mintmark in exergue)

Ex FORVM.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, AR Heavy Siliqua539 viewsAR Heavy Siliqua. Averse: Bare head of Constantine to r., head bound with tenia; Reverse: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR, three palm leaves with star on top, N below (Nikomedia mint?)8 commentsOptimus
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,536 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- LAETITIA-AVG-N, Laetitia standing left with wreath and anchor.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,84g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-86, p-25, C-121,
Q-001
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Roman Republic, Sergius Silius536 viewsM. Sergius Silus

Helmeted head of RomA right
EX SC before,ROMA and XVI in monogram gehind

Helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand
M SERGI below, SILVS in ex, Q below horses's forelegs

Rome 116-115 BC
3.91g
VF+
Sear 163, RRC 286/1

This issuer strikes as a quaestor and by special decree of the Senate (EX Senatus Consulto). Quaestors were the immediate superiors of the moneyers and under unusual circumstances occasionally utilized their authority to produce coins.
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Medieval, Hungary, 07.5. Salamon., King of Hungary, (1063-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 07.5./b3f1.01/71., H-017, CNH I.-022, U-010, + PA/NON/IA, #01535 views07.5. Salamon., (Solomon ), King of Hungary, (1063-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 07.5./b3f1.01/71., H-017, CNH I.-022, U-010, + PA/NON/IA, #01
avers: + REX SALOMONI, Crowned bust facing, holding a cross, in a circle of dots, the border of dots.
reverse: + PA/NON/IA in three lines, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0 mm, weight: 0,56 g, axis: 10 h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-017, CNH I.-022, Unger-010,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 07.5./b3f1.01/71.,
Q-001
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Medieval, Hungary, Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-487, Rozette-MOnETA-•-REGnI-•-VnGARIE, cross, B-I,532 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-487, Rozette-MOnETA-•-REGnI-•-VnGARIE, cross, B-I,
avers:-• TEMPORE-IO-•-GVBERnATOR-, Bohemian Lion advancing left without crown,
revers:- Rozette-MOnETA-•-REGnI-•-VnGARIE, Patriarchal cross, B-I across the field,
diameter: 19mm, weight: 0,72g,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-I, by Iohannes Münczer (Pohl).
date: 1451-1452 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-487, CNH-2-157C, Huszar-623,
Q-001
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GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm531 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, Coded Mule: obv Maximian & rev Diocletian530 viewsobv legend: IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG rev legend: CONSERVATOR AVGG
obv RIC # RIC V pII 580 / rev RIC # RIC VpII 263var
exergue: X X I gamma dot B I dot
from the collection of cscoppa for more information see the article in the reference section about: "The Siscia MULE"
cscoppa
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Medieval, Hungary, Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-222, 528 views022 Bela IV., (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-222, King of Hungary
avers:- Emperor faceing, draped with Crown, long hair.
revers:- Cross and circle with in R, B-E-L-A,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 12,3 mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: 3h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-222_CNH-1-234_Huszar-299,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 032a, Alexandria, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,525 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 032a, Alexandria, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,
avers:- IMP-C-DIO(C)LETIANVS-PF-AVG Laureate head right. Legend error !!!,
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: XX| A/I // ALE,
diameter: 25-27mm,
weight: 9,78g,
axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria,
date: 301 A.D.,
ref: RIC-VI-32a, p-665,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Sestertius522 viewsDefinitely one of the best portraits of Hadrian anywhere and I'm proud to call this coin my own!

Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian facing right;
Reverse: COSIII SC, Roma seated facing left holding a cornucopia and victory.
Reference: RIC II 636, BMC III 1295.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Sextans.519 viewsAes grave sextans. Scallop shell.1 commentsPLINIUS
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664519 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133
8 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 110, Siscia, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!, #2519 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 110, Siscia, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!, #2
avers:- IMP-LI-CINIVS-AVG, 2, D2, Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, S and F left and right side in fields.
exergo: ε SIS *,
diameter: 20mm,
weight: 3,17g,
mint: Siscia,
axis: 1h,
date: 320 A.D.,
ref: RIC-VII-110, p-438, r4,
Q-002
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 223518 viewsObv:– PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICTORIA GERM, Trophy between two captives
Minted in Rome (R Thunderbolt A in exe) Emission 6 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 223 Bust type F
Weight 4.14 gms
Size 20.83 mm
Size 23.69mm
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2481)511 viewsObv: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre. Legend around - ANAPONIK AVTOKPATO (or similar, sometimes retrograde)
Rev: Cross anchored, with pellet in each angle.
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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Castile and Leon, Alfonso VIII507 viewsAlfonso VIII (November 11, 1155 – October 5, 1214), king of Castile and grandson of Alfonso VII, is a great name in Spanish history, for he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohades at the battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212.
The gold maravedi of Alfonso VIII is a strange blend of Muslim and Christian worlds. It has a Cross surrounded by Arabic writings!

Is there anyone who can read Arabic?
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Pyrrhos504 viewsKings of Macedon Pyrrhos 278-276BC. AE Litra (23mm). Syracuse mint.
Head of Phthia left., veiled with acanthus; Rev. winged thunderbolt &
legend 'of King Pyrrhou'. Rare, finest style. EF+
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 300a, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N,503 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 300a, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LAETITIA-AVG-N, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; S C across fields.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 20,05g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D., ref: RIC-300a, C-122,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER sestertius RIC 558502 viewsRome mint AD 231
IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate bust of Severus Alexander righ, with light drapery on left shoulder
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, with a small figure of the emperor at his feet, SC in field
14.75 gr
Ref : RIC # 558, RCV #7966, Cohen # 74
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Roman Empire, CLAUDIUS II Gothicus. Commemorative AE Posthumous Antoninianus of Mediolanum, struck 270 - 271.499 viewsDivus Claudius Gothicus
Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO
Radiate head right,
Rev: CONSECRATIO
Altar, with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square.
Base Antoninianus, traces of silvering (3.09g).
RIC Milan 264; Normanby 1141; Cunetio 2317; [Online RIC temp. #1272].
Quite possibly the finest known!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC498 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.Obv. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG draped and diademed bust right/ FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia. RSC 24, RIC 338. Fully lustrous, aFDC2 commentsLordBest
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Roman Empire, Galerius Maximianus (305 - 311 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 024b, Aquilea, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, 495 views122 Galerius Maximianus (305 - 311 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 024b, Aquilea, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,
avers:- MAXIMIANVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POPV-LI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: AQ Γ,
diameter: 27mm,
weight: 10,41g,
axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 3rd.off.,
date: 296 A.D.,
ref: RICVI-24b, p-314,
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes AR stater (395-338 BC) 494 viewso/ Boeotian shield.
R/ Decorated amphora with two handles; ΚΑ-ΛΛΙ
12.25g. 22.06mm
SNG Cop 340
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus Denarius493 viewsLucius Verus Denarius

Attribution: RIC 491, Rome
Date: AD 163
Obverse: IMP L VERVS AVG,
bare head r.
Reverse: PROV DEOR TRP III
COS II, Providentia stg. l. holding
globe and cornucopiae
Size: 18 mm
Weight: 3.2 grams
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE3 Heraclea 355-363 AD492 viewsJulian II, 355-363 AD AE3 * Scarce
Obv: FL CL IVLI-NVS P F AVG - Helmeted, diademed bust left, cuirassed holding spear and shield.
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX – ("I promise ten years and perhaps twenty." Obv: D N) Within wreath on four lines; in exe: HERACL•A.
Mint: Heraclea, struck: Between November 3rd 361 and June 26th 363 AD. Workshop A
Size: (c) 20mm. Weight: 2.95 grams. Patina: Very dark green, near-black: beautiful. Grade: VF
RIC VIII, 106. Scarce, page 438 - LRBC #1908.3.55g
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I - FELICITAS TEMP490 viewsObv.:IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate bust right Rev.: FELICITAS TEMP SC, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 169a, Cohen 44.5 commentspostumus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XVII COS III P P, 490 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XVII COS III P P,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVII-COS-III-P-P, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; two boys at his feet, one left, one right..
date: 209 A.D.,
mint: Rome,
diameter: 19mm,
weight: 3,42g,
axis: ,
ref: RIC-IV-I-226, p-120, C-525,
Q-001
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GREEK, Italy, Sybaris Nomos 540-520 BC Gillette Collection488 viewsNomos circa 540-520, AR 7.82 g. 31mm Bull standing l. on dotted bar, head reverted; in exergue, VM. The whole within dotted border. Rev. Same type incuse on broken bar, without legend. The whole within radiate border. Historia Numorum Italy 1729. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1388.

Gorini 1 and enlarged p. 107 (this coin).

An extremely rare variety. Nicely toned and good very fine
Ex Triton sale 1, 1998, 121. Barry Fierstein Collection. From the Gillette collection 1924

NAC 39 Lot 5 May 17th, 2007


Sybaris (Greek: Σύβαρις; Italian: Sibari) was a celebrated city of Magna Graecia on the western shore Gulf of Taranto, a short distance from the sea, between the rivers Crathis (Crati) and Sybaris (Coscile). The last of these, from which it derived its name, at the present day falls into the Crati about 5 km from its mouth, but in ancient times undoubtedly pursued an independent course to the sea. Sybaris was apparently the earliest of all the Greek colonies in this part of Italy, being founded, according to the statement of Scymnus Chius, as early as 720 BCE. The site is located within the limits of the present-day comune of Cassano allo Ionio, in the province of Cosenza (Calabria), Italy.

Sybaris was Italy’s most prosperous Achaean colony. Sybaris was destroyed in 510 BC by Croton which exiled the colonists. The Athenians and Sybarite descendants established themselves in a joint colony, New Sybaris, in 443. Eventually, making themselves unpopular, the Sybarites were expelled and the remaining colonists refounded their city near the spring of Thuria.

The word Sybaritic has become a byword meaning extreme luxury and a seeking for pleasure and comfort
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GREEK, Anatolia, Kyme, c. 165 - 140 BC, AR Tetradrachm485 viewsObv:– Head of Amazon Kyme right.
Rev:– KYMAION eft, KALLIASH (Magistrate) in exe. Horse walking right, oinochoe below all contained in wreath
Minted in Kyme. c. 165 - 140 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Von Aulock 1636. Sng Cop 103
ex-Forum
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, MARK ANTONY, LEG IV, AR Legionary denarius481 viewsDenarius struck in a travelling mint, c.32-31 BC
ANT • AVG / III VIR • R • P • C, Galley right
LEG IV, Legionary eagle between two standards
3.67 gr
Ref : HCRI #352, Cohen #30
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antoninus Pius, Alexandria, Drachm475 viewsĆ-Drachme, Alexandria (Aegyptus);

Dattari 2862 and 8723 is this same rev. type for Ant. Pius, LKB = Year 22 = 158/9 AD.
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 21 g
Obv.: AVT K TPAIAN AEL ANTWNINOC CE; laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev.: Sarapis seated, l., holding sceptre; at his feet, Cerberus; to l., Demeter standing, r., holding torch; to r., Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia; all wearing kalathos, all on galley with oars

"Definitely a rare type. Not in the rich Cologne collection for Ant. Pius, and Dattari, in the best collection of Alexandrian coins ever assembled, had only two worn specimens." Curtislclay.
6 commentsTanit
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos [unlisted rev. die]472 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.83 g, 1h). Alexandreia Troas mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background BAΣIΛEΩΣ , ΛYΣIMAXOY ; monogram to inner left, ligate ΘE on throne. Meadows, Earliest 22 (A13/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Thompson 161; Müller –; SNG Berry 438 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, some porosity, a few minor marks under tone. Rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,471 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0138, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Roma seated left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Roma seated left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-138, p-224, C-481, Sear-,
Q-001
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GREEK, Pantikapaion Issue468 viewsObv/ Bearded Head of Old Pan r.
REV/ PAN; Fore-part of griffon l.; sturgeon fish below
21 mm
A remarkable example of this issue from the Greek colony of Miletos in the Black Sea.
1 commentsMayadigger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, denarius, RIC IV 188461 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
SH33430. Silver denarius, BMCRE V277 - 278 var (obverse legend), RSC III 27 ff var (same), RIC IV 188 var (same), EF, Antioch mint, weight 3.381g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FELICITAS TEMP, galley with sail right, containing eight rowers and pilot holding rudder, acrostolium and standard at stern, sail or standard at prow; the finest example of the type FORVM has seen and a rare obverse variety (full spelling for FELIX instead of FEL)
8 commentsJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, Arles, RIC 294460 viewsRIC VII Arles 294

Arles
Arles
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Roman Empire, Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 076a, Siscia, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,459 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 076a, Siscia, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,
avers:- IMP-C-C-VAL-DIOCLETIANVS-PF-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: S/B/--,
diameter: 26,5-28mm,
weight: 8,73g,
axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia,
date: A.D.,
ref: RIC-VI-76a, p-464,
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Roman Empire, Claudius I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields, 458 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 085, Rome, AE-Quadrans, PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT, S•C across fields,
avers:- TI-CLAVDIVS-CAESAR-AVG, Hand with scales, PNR below.
revers:- PON-M-TR-P-IMP-COS-DES-IT, S•C across fields.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 41 A.D., ref: RIC-I-085, C-71,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rome mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Antoninian458 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG radiate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left
RIC 9, Cohen 27 (12 Fr.)
6 commentsdupondius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, 458 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XIII COS III P P,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- PMTRP-XIII-COS-III-P-P, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear.
date: 205 A.D.,
mint: Rome,
diameter: 19-20mm,
weight: 2,91g,
axis: 5h,
ref: RIC-IV-I-197, p-, C-470,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula as 457 viewsAE As, 28.29mm (11.75 gm).

C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left / VESTA, S-C in field; Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne with ornamental back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left; VESTA above, S-C to left and right. Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.

RIC I, 038; BMCRE I, 046.


8 commentssocalcoins
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Greek, Thessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,455 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,
avers: Head of nymph faceing.
revers: ΣΚΟΤΟΥΣΣΑΙ-ΩΝ, Bunch of grapes on vine branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 7,89g, axes:5 h,
mint: Thessaly, Scotussa, date: 360-344 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 256, Rogers 543,
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 033, Thessalonica, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/ •TS • A •, S2!,452 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 033, Thessalonica, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/ •TS • A •, S2!,
avers:- IMP-LICINIVS-AVG, 2, B5, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, .
revers:- VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/, In wreath.
exergo: •TS • A •,
diameter: 17mm,
weight: 3,52g,
mint: Thessalonica,
axis: 6h,
date: 318-199 A.D.,
ref: RIC-VII-33, p-504, s2,
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Siscia, FELICITAS AVG N, Bust-C, -/-//XXI, Felicitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!452 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Siscia, FELICITAS AVG N, Bust-C, -/-//XXI, Felicitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!
avers:- IMP-PROBVS-INV-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (This bust not listed in RIC from this type!!!)
revers:- FELICITAS-AVG-N, Felicitas standing left by altar, holding caudeus and cornucopiae.
"Thank you for showing this very rare coin reverse FELICITAS AVG(usti) N(ostri), Felicitas holding a long caduceus and a cornucopiae: the draped bust seen from front is unlisted in Alföldi's work on the mint of Siscia under Probus (so ref: Alföldi 32, -), I know it from another coin in a private collection, which shares the same obverse die as yours >> unreferenced coin, two specimens, one obverse die.
The new reverses introduced at that time in the Pannonian mint of Siscia celebrate Probus as "Augustus noster" (Our Emperor) as the emperor is of Pannonian extraction. The marking which omits the officina number is a clue for an issue of common base aureliani minted parallely with an imperial donativum in gold.
Very nice coin..S. Estiot" Thank you S.Estiot.
exergo: -/-//XXI, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in, (686var, p91, ???)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus449 viewsObverse. L.AVREL.VERVS AVG.ARMENIACVS. Laureate head right.
Reverse. TR.P.IIII.IMP.II.COS.II - S.C. Mars walking r., carrying spear and trophy.
RIC III 1379.

A nice setertius with Mars advancing on the reverse.
One interesting thing is that the reverse has not been cleaned to the same extent as the obverse.
5 commentsJan Terje Rafdal
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ISLAMIC, Glass coin weight449 viewsGlass coin weight.

Glass weights were used, primarily, as weight standards against which a quantity of struck gold [dinars] and silver [dirhams] and sometimes copper [fals, fulus (pl.)] were weighed since the weights of the individual coins varied significantly more than those of the glass weights. In addition, glass weights from the Umayyad and early 'Abbasid periods often included extensive data such as the name of a governor, his financial officer and the intended weight
1 commentsTanit
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Siscia, FORTVNA REDVX, Bust-F, -/-//XXIT, Extremely Rare!!!449 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in RIC, Siscia, FORTVNA REDVX, Bust-F, -/-//XXIT, Extremely Rare!!!
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (This avers legend not listed in RIC from this type!!!)
revers:- FORTVNA-REDUX, Fortuna seated left on shield, holding baton and cornucopiae.
"This is an extremely rare issue of Probus, which Pink attributes to the 4th emission of Siscia mint. It seems that RIC 695 is incorrectly described: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, bust type G (radiate helmeted, cuirassed bust l, holding spear and shield), cited from Voetter.
However, Alfoldy lists two examples with obverse legend IMP C PROBVS P F AVG: type 36/1 - Radiate, cuirassed bust right (specimen in Frankfurt) and type 36/2 - Radiate, cuirassed bust left (collection Missong, Vienna), in addition, another specimen of Alf 36/1 is kept in British Museum, coming from Gloucester hoard . All examples have -/-//XXIT mintmark. The same obverse is listed by Pink." by Incerum, thank you Incerum.
exergo: -/-//XXIT, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,37g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 276 A.D. ref: RIC-V-II-Not in, (695var, p91, ???),Alföldi typ-36, No 1,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, AE Dupondius, RIC 471444 viewsMint:Roma
71 AD
dimensions: 26mm/11.74grms,
Obverse : IMP CAES VESPASI[AN AVG] COS III.
“Imperator Cćsar Vespasianus Augustus Consul tertium”
Reverse: CONCORDI-A AVG/ S|C.
Réf C.411 (2f.) - RIC.471 - BMC/RE.588 - BN/R.565 pl. 51 - RCV.- Monnaies XXI number 2395
moneta romana
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Rome mint, struck 213 AD, AE Sestertius442 viewsM AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT laureate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P XVI COS IIII PP, S-C Libertas standing left
RIC 498d, Cohen 229 (8 Fr.)
5 commentsdupondius
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC AE Trichalkon - Bopearachchi Series 5E440 viewsElephant head right, bell around neck / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Caduceus, ΦΛΩ monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 5E; SNG ANS 209-11; Mitchiner 108b; Sear 7533.
(25 mm, 12.28 g, 12h)
2 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., AV Stater439 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing right
Reverse: Charioteer in biga galloping right, thunderbolt below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY in exergue
4 commentsOptimus
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC 1434 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
RIC 1 (R), BMC 1, RSC 334a
Obv - IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR POT VIII COS VII; Male captive kneeling r., hands bound behind back, in front of trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords (?), and round shield.
Mint state
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 48var, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate,433 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 48var, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate,
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1 r., Laureate, draped bust right(left are RIC error), holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: SMH B,
date: 318-320 A.D.,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off.,
axis: 0h,
diameter: 18-19mm,
weight: 3,10g,
ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 17, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R4!!!433 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 17, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R4!!!
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 7 layer of stones.
exergo: MHT-ε,
date: 316-317 A.D.,
mint: Heraclea, 5th. off.,
axis: 5h,
diameter: 19mm,
weight: 2,51g,
ref: RIC-VII-17, p545, R4!!!,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Trier mint 423 viewsTR•S

2.32 g, 16.5 x 17.4 mm.
RIC VII:542 for Trier. Minted 332-333 AD.
OBv.: Roma left, VRBS ROMA.
REV.: Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, TR•S in exergue.
2 commentsXLi
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)421 viewsObv:– IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PACATO-R ORBIS, Emperor advancing right, holding shield and sword, captive, cowering beneath
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe) Emission 9 Officina 3. Summer A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 41 (30 F). Bastien 618 (2 examples). RIC Unlisted.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC416 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.414 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR

Alexander III. The Great. Struck at Colophon. AR Drachm.

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head.

Condition: almost extremely fine. 4.2 g., 18 mm. Price 1759
5 commentsPhiloromaos
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 465-454 BC, AR Tetradrachm414 viewsObv. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace.
Rev. Owl standing right with head facing, ΑΘΕ to right, crescent and olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.
Mint: Attica, Athens, ca. 465-454 BC.

17.10g, 24mm, 10h.

Starr Group V.B.

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 19, 1. August 2015, lot 95
9 commentskc
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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Theoupolis (Antioch), 582-602, AE Follis 410 views[D N M]AURI-C N P AUT Crowned bust of Maurice facing, bearing consular mantle, holding mappa in right hand and eagle tipped sceptre in left hand. / Large M flanked by A/N/N/O – X/III (regnal year 13 equivalent to 594/95 AD), cross above, Γ below, THEUP (Theoupolis) in exergue. Sear Byzantine 533; DO 161-73.
(28 mm, 11.75 g, 6h)
7 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander denarius410 viewsThis one I obtained about 15 years ago at the NYINC, located at the Twin Towers Marriot in those happier days. FDC coins of this emperor are not rare and this is one of those in my view. Appears to be RIC 250, but does not fit the description exactly. Probably a die variant only.
3 commentsjmuona
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Roman Empire, Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VIII 084, AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,409 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VIII 084, AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: Γ/-//SMNA, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 5,11g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 351-55 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-084, p-478,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Crispus Solidus - "Heroic bust"408 viewsGold solidus, RIC 20, gVF, ex jewelry, 4.046g, 18.5mm, 0o, Cyzicus mint, 324 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, nude bust left holding spear and shield; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG NN, Concordia seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia, SMKE in ex; very rare. Ex J. Kern, ex FORVM.3 commentspaulo
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm408 views(168/7-148 BC)
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
Rev.: Herakles standing left, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; M to inner left.
Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1039.
6 commentsMinos
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius408 viewsDenarius (grs 3,92 and 19 mm) from one of the admirals of Sextus Pompeius. Main hypot. for issuance : 44-43 BC in Massalia (other : mint moving with Sextus in Sicily around 40 BC).
Obverse: Head looking right of Cn. Pompeius Magnus ; bef. trident ; below, dolphin ; behind, NEPTUNI.
Reverse : galley sailing right ; above, star ; below, Q. NASIDIUS.
Crawford 483/2. Sydenham 1350. Sear (Imp.) 235. Babelon Pompeia 28 (p. 354, vol. 2).
Again (see the didrachm from Akragas) the clear advantage of concavity for the reverse (with no neg. impacts on the observe).
12 commentslabienus
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 393 - 370 BC, AR Tetradrachm 406 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
Minted in Athens from . c. B.C. 393 - 370.
Reference:– Flamen p. 126, 1 (Pi I); Svoronos Athens plate 19, 17; SNG Cop -
ex-Forum

Transitional style tetradrachms include all of the wide spectrum of variants with the eye in profile issued after the classic "old style" almond eye tetradrachms but before the broad thinner flan "new style" tetradrachms. Recent research has classified variations of the transitional style - Pi Type, Quadridigité Style, Heterogeneous Style and sub-groups of the styles, and proposed chronologies for the different styles and groups.

This coin is the earliest transitional type, the first Pi style type, essentially identical to the "old style" with the exception of the eye in profile. The "Pi" designation is based on the P shape of the floral spiral and palmette ornamentation on the helmet bowl. The coin can be classified as Pi style, group 1. The floral ornament on examples this early do not yet resemble Pi.

16.699g, 13.1mm, 270o
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMUS sestertius RIC 13403 viewsRome mint, AD 236-238
MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Draped bust of Maximus right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Maximus standing left with two standards behind him, SC in field
18.64 gr
Ref : RIC # 13, RCV #8411, Cohen #14
6 commentsPotator II
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), 403 viewsAnonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #1
Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.
averse: +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings".
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 10,30g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences., date: 976-1025 CE, ref:SB 1813, Class A2/F39type,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Posthumous Commemorative, Hand of god403 viewsConstantine I the Great Posthumous death commemorative coin
Obverse: Constantine veiled
Reverse: Constantine riding quadriga reaching up towards the hand of God, star above.
Beautiful rainbow iridescent toning
Great detail and very clean surface.
10 commentsmihali84
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius 98-117 A.D399 viewsObv: TICAESARDIVI AVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PM TR PS COS VI PP SPQR - PRO-AVG; Minted in Rome A.D.117. Providentia stg.l. resting on column. As RCII: 3154, but without PARTHICO on rev. and PRO-AVG in field instead of PRO-VID.
5 commentsM.G.M
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Roman Empire, Faustina II (Filia) (128-175 A.D.), AE-Dupondius, RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!,396 views038a Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AE-Dupondius, RIC III 1405b (Ant.Pius), Rome, No legend, S-C, Diana, Scarce!,
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, with hair waved and coiled on back of head, band of pearls and necklace.
revers: No legend - Diana standing left, holding arrow and resting hand on bow, S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: 13,86g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-146 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1405b (Antoninus Pius), p-194, C-207,209,
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12396 views9-12mm, 0.78g
obv: forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left.
SNG Paris 390; BMC Mysia p. 35, 121; SGCV II 3850
7 commentsareich
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus395 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - AR Tetradrachm - LAODICEE, 202-2115 commentsAlwin
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus393 viewsMint:Roma or south Italy
225/215 BC
Dimensions:23.8mm/6.63grms
Réf:Bab.23, SYD.64
Conservation: SUP
One the the first exemple of this type
Hellenistic style...
12 commentsmoneta romana
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, OCTAVIAN Denarius RIC 255391 viewsItalian mint, possibly Rome, 31-30 BC
Anepigraph, bare head of Octavian left
CAESAR - DIVI F, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath
3.84 gr
Ref : HCRI # 408, RCV # 1552v, Cohen # 66, RIC # 255
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Roman Empire, Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 224, Siscia, FORTI FORT(I)NAE, legend error FORTVNAE!!!,Fortuna standing left by wheel,390 views122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 224, Siscia, FORTI FORT(I)NAE, legend error FORTVNAE!!!,Fortuna standing left by wheel,
avers:- DIVO-GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANO, Veiled head right.
revers:- FORTI-FOR-T(I)NAE, legend error FOR-TVNAE!!!, Fortuna standing left by wheel, right holding rudder on globe, left cornucopiae.
exergo: -/B/μ//SIS, diameter: 24-26mm, weight: 4,68g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 312 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-224, p-483,
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, AE3 Siscia RIC VII 177.386 views136 Constantinus-I (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 177, -/-//BSIS wreath, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within, R4!!!
avers:- CONSTAN-TINVS-AVG, 1, Laureate head right.
rever:- DN-CONSTANTINI-MAX-AVG, B1, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within.
exergo: -/-//BSIS wreath, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 321-24 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-177, p-445 ,2nd.-off., R4!!!
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 009, Cyzicus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, 386 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 009, Cyzicus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG,
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI-CONSER-VATORI-AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and A in right in field.
exergo: SMK,
date: 317-320 A.D.,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st. off.,
axis: 5h,
diameter: 18mm,
weight: 2,85g,
ref: RIC-VII-9, p644, c2,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Libius Severus (Severus III), Struck under the Visigoths385 viewsVISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king. AD 417-507. AV Solidus (4.38 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Libius Severus (Severus III), circa AD 461-466. D N HBIVS SEVE-RVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing facing, right foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and Victory: R-A//COMOB. RIC X 3755 var. (obv. legend); MEC 1, 175 var. (same)2 commentsTanit
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Tetradrachm, 323-315 BC 383 viewsPhilip II (359-336 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.31 g., 24 mm

O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Provenance: Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As382 viewsRIC 100, Cohen 83, BMC 149
12.04 g, 29 mm
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm
Ex: HD Rauch Auction 87 Lot 353 (08-12-10)
6 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus AR Antoninianus381 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus

Attribution: Cunetio 2453,
Zschucke 135, Cologne
Date: AD 268
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS
PF AVG, radiate, draped, &
cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax stg.
l. holding branch and scepter
Size: 20 mm
Weight: 2.4 grams
4 commentsNoah
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue Lion379 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue. Rome mint, 1st officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Lion advancing right; I in exergue. RIC IV 12; RSC 173. EF. Well struck reverse.
3 commentsAdrian W
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordian III AR Tetradrachm379 viewsAD240 Gordian III Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria ( Seleucis & Pieria )

obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, viewed from the rear.
rev: Eagle standing facing with head left, wings open, holding wreath in beak, SC below.
11.02gr
8 commentsrexesq
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GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm378 viewsObv:– Facing Gorgoneion, surrounded by snakes.
Rev:– ΠA / PI, bull standing left, looking back right
Minted in Parion, 350 - 300 B.C.
Reference:– BMC Mysia p. 95, 14
2.427g, 13.8mm

Ex-Forum, Ex-Lanz.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Ticinum RIC 347var. Bust type C front (PXXT)378 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front
Rev:– CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (TXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 347 var. Bust type C (Not listed for this Bust Type in RIC)

It should also be noted that the draped and cuirassed bust seen from the front is scarcer in Ticinum than the one seen from behind.

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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos, stater377 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.70 g). Two wrestlers grappling; LF between / Slinger to right; triskeles in field. Teken Series D; SNG France 105; SNG von Aulock 4565. Good VF, uneven strike, reverse a little porous.
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1377 views121 Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- FELIX-AD-VENT-AVG-G-N-N, Africa standing right, head left, wearing elephant head headress, standard in right and tusk in left, lion and bull at feet left, H left, PKT in ex.
exerg: H|-//PKT, diameter: 25-28,5mm, weight: 10,38g, axes: 0h,
mint: Carthage, date: 298 A.D., ref: RIC VI 24a,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81376 viewsAs struck under the reign of Tiberius
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
PROVIDENT AVG, Altar, S C in field
11.02 gr
Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81

This example comes with a black, even and glossy patina

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine 1376 viewsCONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. Ć Follis (23mm, 4.92 gm, 12h). Thessalonica mint, 3rd officina. Struck 312 AD. CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSE-RVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and sceptre; (wreath)-G//•SM•TS•. RIC VI 50b. EF, dark brown patina
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 372, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, C3!376 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 372, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•PTR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, C3!
avers:- IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureated and cuirassed bust left, spear across right shoulder, decorated shield on the left arm.
revers:- BEATA-TRANQVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above, three stars.
exerg: -/-//•PTR•, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 2,51g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Treveri, date: 322-323 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372, p-197, C3!,
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Roman Empire, Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 073, Cologne? or Trier?, LAETITIA AVG, 371 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 073, Cologne? or Trier?, LAETITIA AVG,
avers:- IMP-C-POSTVMVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LAETITIA, Galley right.
exergo: AVG, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,02g, axis: 7h,
mint: Cologne? or Trier?, (Lugdunum? are error in RIC -V), date: 260-69 AD., ref: RIC-V-II-73, p-343, C-167,
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Medium Bronze - Isis Head Type370 viewsPtolemy VI - Alexandria - Diobol - 180/145BC
AE 25.0-25.7mm : 15.962gm : 11h
OBV - Goddess Isis with hanging curls, headdress with with corn wreath, facing right
REV - Eagle with open wing standing facing left on thunderbolt with PI-ALPHA monogram at left
REF - Svoronos 1384
NOTE - Early sole reign of Ptolemy VI.
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Greek, Thessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !370 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman - Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys and holding staff, riding cantering horse to right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5 mm, weight: 1,36g, axes: 9 h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: 344-337 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 134, Hermann Group VII, pl. VI, 1,
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BYZANTINE, Phocas & Leontia, AE Follis, Struck c.A.D.602-603 at Antioch370 viewsObv: D(retrograde) N FOCA NE PE AV. Standing figures of Phocas on left, holding cross on globe and Leontia, nimbate, on right, holding sceptre topped by cross; cross between their heads.
Rev: Large Langobardian M, ANNO to left,cross above, numeral representing the regnal year to right (Year 1 on this coin). In exergue, THEuP', the mintmark for Theupolis (Antioch).
Sear 671
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II ??? (Not in RIC), Aufbau P. 46, Serdica, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Bust-F, MS// KA•A•, Emperor and Jupiter, Rare 370 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II ??? (Not in RIC), Aufbau P. 46, Serdica, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Bust-F, MS// KA•A•, Emperor and Jupiter, Rare !!!
avers:- IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-INVICT-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- RESTITVTOR-ORBIS, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left,holdin sceptre.
exergo: MS// KA•A•, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: A.D., ref: Aufbau P. 46, RIC-V-II-, p-, Not in RIC !!!, Rare !!!
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Medieval, Hungary, Karoly Robert (Anjou)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-376, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily,369 views028 Karoly Robert (Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-376, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily,
avers:- REX • KAROLVS, king with crown faceing,
revers:- Stilized Anjou lily,
exe (mint mark): -/-//--, diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,92g,
mint: Hungary, Pécs ? (Pohl), date: 1332 A.D., ref: Unger-376, CNH-2-021, Huszar-476,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelius, Rome mint, struck 137 AD, AE As365 viewsL AELIVS CAESAR bare-headed bust right
TR POT COS II, S-C Spes standing left
RIC 1067, Cohen 57 (8 Fr.)
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Roman Empire, Aemilianus (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Rare!365 views085 Aemilianus (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Rare!
avers:- IMP-AEMILIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- MARTI-PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear with shield.
exerg: , diameter: 19-22,5 mm, weight: 3,25 g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-5b, p195, C-22, R!,
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-III 115, Rome, PM T R P III COS II P P, Rare!363 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-III 115, Rome, PM T R P III COS II P P, Rare!
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- PM-T-R-P-III-COS-II-P-P, Gordian standing right, in military dress, holding transverse spear and globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 20mm, weight: 3,54g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th Issue), ref: RIC IV-III 115, p-27, C-243,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 63. Antioch mint361 viewsConstantine I the Great
Antioch mint, AD 325-326
3.55g 19mm 8o
RIC VII: 63. R4 ex rare
Silvered
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Rome) (RΓ)361 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (RΓ in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Not listed for this emission in RIC)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 234, Lugdunum, VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left,360 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 234, Lugdunum, VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left,
avers:- IMP-C-POSTVMVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; seated captive to left.
exerg: , diameter: 21-24mm, weight: 2,62g, axes: 5h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 260-269 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-234, p-355, C-386,
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 0111, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,357 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, (323 - 317 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Price 111, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,
avers:- No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
revers:- BAΣILEΩΣ-AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, laurel branch in left field.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 17,26g, axes: 8 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 322-320 B.C.,
date: posthumous, c. 322 - c. 320 B.C., ref: Price 111,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PROBUS Lugdunum356 viewsVIRTVS PR - OBI AVG
his cuirassed bust left with radiated helmet , shield , with with horseman, on left shoulder, holding spear on right shoulder.
TEMPO - R FELICIT
Felicitas standing right.


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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-32-01, AE-Dupondius, #1356 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-32-01, AE-Dupondius, #1
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side.
exergo:AN IIII, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., ref: Pick-084, PM-1-32-1,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 204 - Bust type H (R in exe)354 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip
Minted in Rome (R in exe) Emission 2. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 204 Bust type H
Weight 5.63 gms.
Size 23.25 mm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type G352 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (R thunderbolt S in exe) Emission 6 Officina 6. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 157 Bust Type G
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes349 viewsCirca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61 g, 12h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; MNAΣIMAXOΣ above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left. Ashton 208; SNG Keckman 537-9; SNG Copenhagen 765
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VII 099, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•AQS•, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, R3!!!348 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VII 099, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•AQS•, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, R3!!!
avers:- CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b, B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ X with in.
exergo: -/-//•AQS•, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 2,42g, axis: 7h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-099, p-404, 2nd. off., R3!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS II VIRTUS EXERCIT348 viewsLICINIVS IVN NOB C
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/VIRTVS EXERCIT
Standerd inscribed VOT / XX with captives on ground on either side.
STR in ex.

Aes reduced follis struck 320 in Trier
RIC.271 R4
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Volteius M.f., Rebublic AR-Denarius, 78 B.C., Crawford 385/1, Rome, Capitolin temple, M.VOLTEI.M.F, 348 viewsM. Volteius M.f. (78 B.C.), Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 385/1, Rome, Capitolin temple, M.VOLTEI.M.F,
avers:- Laureate head of Jupiter right, border of dots.
revers:- M.VOLTEI.M.F, Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with closed doors; thunderbolt on pediment.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,69g, axis: 4h
mint: Rome, date: 78 B.C., ref: Crawford-385/1, Sydenham-774,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus Tetradrachm348 viewsSilver tetradrachm

AYTOK TITOY KAIΣO YEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB
laureate head of Titus right

ΣAPAΠIΣ
bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, modius on head ornamented with branches of laurel, date LB (year 2) right

Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 79 - 28 Aug 80 A.D
12.254g, 25.4mm

Milne 456 - 457; Geissen 319; Dattari 426; cf. BMC Alexandria p. 34, 281 (year 3); Emmett 235

Ex-Forum

This is the Wildwinds example

Ptolemy Soter, wanting to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers, promoted worship of Serapis as a deity that would win the reverence of both groups alike. This was despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of previous foreign rulers (i.e Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but Amum was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so an anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). Ptolemy's efforts were successful - in time Serapis was held by the Egyptians in the highest reverence above all other deities, and he was adored in Athens and other Greek cities.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Follis 347 viewsRIC VI 34 Cyzicus 308-309 A.D.
26 mm, 6.86 gm
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
GENIO CA-ESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows & cornucopiae, MKΓ in exergue
Rare
5 commentsMark Z
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos stater with Ba'al countermark346 viewsThis BOT entry asks you to consider more than the usual question of coin grade. To match or exceed this 'type' I ask you consider not just the coin but the countermark and its placement. The countermark should have a better strike of the bull and, especially, better clarity of the LUY legend (Aramaic for Ba'al read right to left). Further, I'll expect the flat mark on the opposite side to do less damage to that design than this one. My example suffers from the dotted border falling across the middle of the bull so there is a lot of room for improvement here. Each voter can deside if the off centered reverse is a fault or a benefit since it makes room for the countermark.
This BOT entry is to demonstrate that there are many factors to consider when 'grading an ancient coin.
3 commentsdougsmit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- GENIO POPVLI ROMANI346 viewsObv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI
Exe: ANT
Left Field: Delta over K
Right Field: Epsilon over V
Officina: DE

RIC Antioch 55a
4 commentsroscoedaisy
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!346 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!
Crispus (317-326 A.D.) AE-3-Follis, silvered, RIC has no exact match for this coin. Shares obverse legend of #37 and bust type of #38
avers: DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•Δ•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,54g, axis:11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36-37-38 variation, RIC-36v-not-listed-Delta-off.-p504-4th.-off.,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II, Light miliarense RIC 252, Ferrando II plate coin342 viewsArles mint (Arelate), 3d officina
DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius right
VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Constantius (soldier) facing holding spear and shield. TCON at exergue
4,54 gr ; 22,6 mm
Ref : RIC VII # 252, Ferrando II # 1026 (this coin), Cohen #326, RC #3993v
5 commentsPotator II
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1339 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I AE3337 viewsAttribution: RIC VII 117,
Thessalonica
Date: AD 320-321
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS
AVG, laureate head r.
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI
MAX AVG, VOT • XX in
wreath with star at top,
TSEVI in exergue
Size: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.0 grams
6 commentsNoah
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitan, Dupondius, Ceres337 viewsObv:

CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII
Laueate head of Domitian to right

Rev:

CERES AVGVST
S C
Ceres standing left with grain stalks and long torch
7 commentsancientdave
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus/Didrachm336 viewsAnonymous. 225-212 BC. AR Quadrigatus (6.72 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus, wearing slight beard, slightly wavy truncation / ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory. Crawford 30/1; Hersh, Quadrigatus -; Sydenham 64b var. (no slight beard); cf. Kestner 108 var. (same); cf. BMCRR Romano-Campanian 93; RSC 23.
11 commentscarthago
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3366, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #1336 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3366, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1).
revers:- MART-I-P-ACIF, Mars in military dress walking l., holding olive branch in r. hand, transverse spear and long oval shield in l. hand. (Mars 1c).
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,76g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, iss.-1., off.-2., date: 276 AD., ref: RIC-145., T-(Estiot)-3366, C-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I/Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus335 viewsRome
247 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter
ROMAE AETERNAE
RIC 44b, C 169
3,9 g 22-21 mm

photo in higher resolution: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Philip_the_Arab_-_AR_antoninianus.jpg
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Balbinus, AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck 238 AD334 viewsIMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG. Laureate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P COS II PP. Genius of Senatus standing left
RIC 5, Cohen 20 (10 Fr.)
4 commentsdupondius
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Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea, Felicitas333 views IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG
Draped bust right

FELICI-TA-S PVBLICAE
Felicitas standing left, leaning on column with legs crossed, holding caduceus

RIC 335, S 8209 Rome Mint (year 222-235)
Ar Denarius; 2.80g;19mm
8 commentsRobin Ayers
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Roman Empire, Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 197F, Siscia, -/T//XXI, PRINCIPI IVVENT, Carinus standing left, #1333 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 197F, Siscia, -/T//XXI, PRINCIPI IVVENT, Carinus standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-C, Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F).
revers: PRINCIP-I-IVVENT, Carinus standing left with Baton and Spear. "T" in the right field.
exerg: -/T//XXI, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 3,49g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.em., date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II-197F, p-162,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta Caesar CASTOR332 viewsP SEPT GETA CAES PONT
his draped bust right
R/ CASTOR
Castor standing half-left, beside horse left, holding sceptre
denarius 3,45 g
Cohen. 12 RIC. 6

the ornament between the horse ears is to notice
5 commentsgb29400
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ISLAMIC, Egypt, dinar, year 422 h.332 viewsDinar. Egypte year 422 h.
wt. 4.08 gms d. 20 mm
Obv.
inner marginal insc.: second part of Shi'a Kalima
middle marginal insc.: initial statement of Kalima
outer marginal insc.: Quran 9:33
Rev.
inner and middle marginal insc.: A Kaliph's names and titles
outer margial insc.: mint name and date.
This is an example of the "three circle" style, the second coinage type of al-Zahir (562-575 h)
3 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285332 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V 5 (part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
Jericho
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BYZANTINE, Basil II 976-1026 Class A2 Anonymous Follis331 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE, Ornament Above and Below
Sear 1813
2 commentsLaetvs
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GREEK, Cilicia, Nagidos AR Stater331 views(400-385 BC)
Obv.: Aphrodite seated, holding phiale over altar, Eros standing behind, crowning her with wreath.
Rev.: Dionysos holding grape bunch on vine and thyrsos, A in wreath to left.
Casabonne type 4, Lederer 26.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus - RIC 877 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (KAΔ) (unlisted with this bust type)331 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
Minted in Serdica (KAΔ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 877 var. Bust type H. (RIC does not list this entry with this bust type)
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP II, Ć Sestertius, Rome mint, struck 244-245 AD330 viewsM IVL PHILIPPVS CAES bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Philipp standing right
RIC 843, Cohen 55
9 commentsdupondius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DIOCLETIAN Follis RIC VI 41329 viewsAlexandria mint c. AD 304-305
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Diocletianus right
IOVI CONS CAES, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and spear. S B P in field, ALE at exergue
11.21 gr
Ref : RIC VI # 41, RCV # 12805, Cohen # 173
Potator II
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Δ•, Emperor riding right, #1326 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•A•, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo:-/-//KA•A•, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes:1h
mint: Serdica 4ht emission, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-878, p-114,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius323 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P. Radiate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
6 commentsMark Z
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit323 viewsMiletos mint (323-319 BC).
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Bow in bow case and club; grain ear below. With the name and types of Alexander III ‘the Great’.
Price 2102.
5 commentsMinos
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Roman Empire, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3084 (Estiot), RIC V-I 018, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1323 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3084 (Estiot), RIC V-I 018, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1
avers:- SEVERINA-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
revers:- CONCORD-IAE-M-ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exerg: -/-//XXI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,47g, axes: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, Issue 10, ph-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-18, T-3084 (Estiot), C-7,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla - AE4 - RIC 35 (Siscia)319 viewsAE 4 of Aelia Flaccilla, 1.05g, minted in Siscia, 383-392 A.D.; obverse: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG, draped bust with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle; reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing a chi-rho on shield resting on small column; mintmark ASIS.3 commentsPriscian
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIA MAESA Denarius, RIC 254317 viewsRome mint AD 218-220
IVLIA MAESA AVG, Bust of Maesa right
IVNO, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre
3.48 gr
Ref : RIC # 254, RCV #7750, Cohen #16
3 commentsPotator II
Greek-SCOTUSSA-Thessaly_AR-Hemidrachm_Horse_Corn-grain-in-husk_SKO_SNG-Cop-251_450-400-BC_Rare_Q-001_axis-5h_14-16,5mm_2,80g-s.jpg
Greek, Thessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!317 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!
avers: Forepart of horse right.
revers: Corn grain in husk, ΣKO; all within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 14-16,5 mm, weight: 2,80g, axes: 5h,
mint: Skotussa, Thessaly, date: 450-400 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-251,
Q-001
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ISLAMIC, Ottoman Mustafa III317 viewsOttoman Mustafa III
AU Half Zir-i mahbub. Tunis year 1187 h.
wt. 1.21 g D.: 14.5 mm
Mustafa III ibn Ahmad II (1171-1187 h. 1757-1774 AD)
Obv. Sultan/al-barrayn wa bahrayn/ Sultan Mustafa/ Khan azza nasrahu
Rev. Mint place and date
Tanit
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Roman Empire, Julia Paula. First wife of Emperor Elagabalus314 viewsObverse : IVLIA PAVLA AVG - Draped bust right. 
Reverse : CONCORDIA - Concordia ( Goddess of harmony )seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
About 2,64 gr Max., Dia., 20 mm Above XF
Rome mint: AD 219-220 
Reference: RIC 211 (Elagabalus) 

From The Sam Mansourati Collection

2 commentsSam
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GREEK, Sicily, Messana AR Tetradrachm312 views(412–408 BC)
Obv.: Charioteer driving mule biga left, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue
Rev.: Hare leaping left over horizontal barley ear, dove flying left above, MESSANION in exergue.
Caltabiano 614 ; SNG ANS 378 ; SNG Copenhagen 404.
4 commentsMinos
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina II (Filia) (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #1312 views038b Faustina (II) Filia (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #1
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA-AVG-P-II-AVG-FIL, Draped bust right, showing Strack's coiffure a, with band of pearls in hair.
revers: VE-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder, dolphin coiled around rudder.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-III-RIC 517c, (Marcus Aurelius), Strack 495. BMCRE 1067. Cohen 266.
Q-001
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GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 312 viewsAR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.55g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. Monogram A-TEI-N across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion Hoard 553a (same rev. die); Clerk 82a; Benner-Patrai-29 (this coin).
exBeast Coins.
1 commentsDino
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Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Siscia (RIC-240)311 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left. Legend around - VRBS ROMA
Rev: Lupa Romana standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above. Legend below - • ASIS •

From the Nether Compton hoard

4 commentsSpongeBob
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Roman Empire, Valerian I (253-260 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 074, Rome, APOLINI PROPVG, 311 views088 Valerianus-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 074, Rome, APOLINI PROPVG,
avers:- IMP-C-P-LIC-VALERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- APOLINI-PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing bow.
exergo: - , diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 253 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-74, p-45, C-25,
Q-001
quadrans
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Medieval, Hungary, 20.16.1.1./b1.14./50., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-164, CNH I.-153, U-086, #01310 viewsCÁC II. 20.16.1.1./b1.14./50., Anonymous III. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-164, CNH I.-153, U-086, #01
avers: Four crosses and four crescents around Jerusalem cross; border of dots.
reverse: Three dots between two crosses; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-164, CNH I.-153, Unger-086,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.16.1.1./b1.14./50.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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GREEK, Pantipakaion, Young Pan and Bull, 4th Cent. B.C.310 viewsObv/ Head of Young Pan l., wreathed with ivy.
Rev/ PAN; Head and neck of bull l.
Ae 28mm, BMC 3.16

This coin, without any doubt, is the most beautiful issue that I have ever owned. It looked to have been cut from a pidgeon's-blood ruby, rather than struck from metal. I sold it to a very descerning Canadian collector a few years ago for an ungodly price. The money seemed good at the time...but in retrospect, I wish that I had kept it for my own.... Sad but true.
4 commentsMayadigger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II 337-361 AE CENTENTIONALIS FALLEN HORSEMAN310 viewsCONSTANTIUS II 337-361 AD CENTENIONALIS
RIC VIII Constantinople 81
D N CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG
DIADEMED,DRAPED AND CUIRASSED BUDT RIGHT
FEL TEMP REPATRIO
GREAT SILVERING

SOLDIER SPEARING FALLEN HORSEMAN

SEAVER COLLECTION
8 commentsAdrian W
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-G var, *//KAΓ, Emperor and Jupiter. Rare !!!308 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-G, *//KAΓ, Emperor and Jupiter. Rare !!!
avers:- IMP-C-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and small round shield. (G var).
revers:- CLEMENTIA-T-EMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exergo: *//KAΓ, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 4,26g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in, 2nd emission,
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BYZANTINE, Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025). Ć Anonymous Class A2 Follis, (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)306 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.

Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025).

Classified as Class A2-32 using Ornamentation Classification Table.
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SUB-ROMAN, Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare! 305 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P AV, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIN VITA ✠ A ROMANI *, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 18).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 0,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari 090, (avers type: 47, reverse type :64, monogram type: 18), Rare!
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This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
"The "Sirmium group": about the so-called Gepids siliquae
With a specific catalogue -2ⁿᵈ edition, Parma Oktober 2017"
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113140.0
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria-Nicomedia305 viewsAE Follis (24.8 mm, 7.1 gm). Nicomedia mint, 308-310 CE.
Obv: GAL VAL-ERIA AUG, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: VENERI VI-CTRICI CMH, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple and drapery; in exergue SMNGamma.
RIC VI 57; Sear 3730 var.
Submitted by Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Ć Follis Antioch mint, GLORIA EXERCITVS SUPERB EXAMPLE303 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Ć Follis (17.3mm, 2.43 g,). Antioch mint, 4th officina. Struck circa AD 333-335.CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS Two soldiers standing facing one another, each holding spear; two signa between; SMANΔ. RIC VII 86
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Man. Acilius Glabrio (Roman Republic Denarius)302 viewsMan. Acilius Glabrio. 49 BC. AR Denarius. Rome mint.
Obverse: SALVTIS behind, laureate head of Salus right, wearing earring and necklace; hair in knot, falling down neck.
Reverse: MN. ACILIVS III. VIR. VALETV, Valetudo (Salus) standing left, holding serpent, resting elbow on column.
Crawford 442/1a; CRI 16; Sydenham 922
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Rome mint, struck 260 AD, silvered Dupondius302 viewsIMP GALLIENVS PF AVG radiate-headed bust right
PAX AVG, S-C Pax standing left
6.98 gram
Cohen 736, Göbl 438k (plate 39)
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), AE-17, Uncertain Macedonian mint, 301 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.) AE-17, Uncertain Macedonian mint,
avers:- Macedonian shield with spiral on boss.,
revers:- BAE/ Harpa / Monogram * X,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 4,31g, axes: -h,
mint: Macedon, Uncertain Macedonian mint, date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG COP. 1281. (???),
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus299 viewsAE antoninianus
Obv/ IMP CM AVR CARVS PF AVG; rad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Rev/ PROVIDENTIA AVG; Providentia stg. l., holding globe and sceptre; II in r. field, XXI in exergue.
RIC 105
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GREEK, Kyme hemiobol, 480/450 BC 299 views8mm, 0.35g
obv: KY; head of eagle left
rev: incuse square of mill-sail pattern
BMC p. 105, 10 ff.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta AR Denarius, RIC 68299 viewsObv:– IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P COS II, Geta on horseback riding left, spearing enemy beneath.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209
Reference:– BMC p. 359 17. RIC 68 (Rated Rare), RSC 130. Only 4 examples in RD so quite a rare coin on that basis.
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar, Dupondius298 viewsAE Dupondius, 45BC
Obv: CAESAR DICTER, Winged bust of Victory right.
Rev: C CLOVI PRAEF, Minerva standing l. holding trophy over shoulder & shield decorated with Medusa, at her feet, snake l.
Crawford 476/1a; RPC I 601, Sear (2000) 1417, Cohen 7
26mm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 297 viewsObverse: IMP IX TR PO V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298
Very Rare.

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who had been defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests actually incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.

This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Londinium, RIC VII 252, AE-3 Follis, F/B//PLON, BEAT TRANQLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, Globe on altar, R5!!!297 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Londinium, RIC VII 252, AE-3 Follis, F/B//PLON, BEAT TRANQLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, Globe on altar, R5!!!
avers: CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureated and cuirassed bust left, spear across right shoulder, decorated shield with two captives on the left arm.
revers: BEAT-TRA-NQLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, above, three stars.
exerg: F/-//PLOBN, diameter: 19-19,5mm, weight: 2,78g, axis: 6h,
mint: Londinium, date: 322-323 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-252, p-113, R5!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!295 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 181, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ASIS*, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #1293 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #1
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-5-B1, Laureate head right.
rever:- ALEMANI-A-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergo: -/-//•SIRM•, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 2,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 324-325 AD., ref: RIC-VII-49-p475, C2,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Herennius Etruscus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 AD, AE Sestertius293 viewsQ HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, SC Priestly emblems
RIC 168a, Cohen 15

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BYZANTINE, Isaac Comnenus293 viewsIsaac Comnenus
unsurper in cyprus
AE tetarteron
Obv.The virgin standing right with hands raised.
Rev. Isaac standing facing.
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 165, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R*Δ, Emperor riding left293 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 165, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R*Δ, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.(F)
revers:- A-DVENT-V-S-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//R*Δ, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 4,07g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 278 A.D., 3rd. emission, ref: RIC-V-II 165, p-35,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II292 viewsConstantine II AE3

Attribution: RIC VII 182, Siscia, Officina 4
Date: AD 321-324
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head r.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, laurel wreath surrounding VOT/•/X, Δ SIS and sunrise in exergue
Size: 20 mm – “nearly fully silvered”
Weight: 3.27 grams
8 commentsNoah
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius Follis292 viewsIMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
laureate head right

SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
R wreath S in ex.
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

EF
Scarce
Rome 306 AD
Rome RIC VI 132b
See notes below

This is the Wildwinds example

Notes: RIC lists these types as being produced in two periods,
the second period (coins are identical in all respects) being struck in Autumn 306, and also listed as RIC 158a and
159a.
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GREEK, Achaean League, Argos, ca. 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Agrinion 308290 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right. / Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; TK monogram above and Harpa right below.
BCD Peloponnesos 1136 (this coin); Clerk 147; Agrinion 308 (same dies).
(17 mm, 2.47 g, 12h)
ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96, Lot 1136 (8 May 2006); ex- Empire Coins Fixed Price List 76 (September 1995).

One of the more refined images of Zeus on this series of Achaian League emissions, complimented by the slightly oval flan.
3 commentsLloyd T
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Solidus289 viewsHeraclius AD 610-641, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. Gold Solidus Constantinopolis, 5th officina, AD 638/9-641
Heraclius (in centre), Heraclius Constantine (on r.) and Heraclonas (on l.), all standing facing, holding globus cruciger
VICTORIA AVGЧE; cross potent set on three steps, monogram to left; CONOB in ex
Sear 769; 4.46g; 20mm

This coin is resting at least 75 years in private collections, as it came with a ticket dated 8th of May 1936, Robert Ball Nchf., Berlin, Germany.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PUPIENUS denarius RIC 6287 viewsRome mint, AD 238
IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP COS II PP, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre
3.08 gr
Ref : RIC # 6, RCV # 8527, Cohen # 26
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #1287 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2342, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, S//XXIVI, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand, #1
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: S//XXIVI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,60g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, iss-8, off-6, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-2342 (Estiot), RIC V-I 244,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Sabina287 viewsSabina Augusta Hadriani Avg pp. Diad and draped bust r.Hair coiled and piled on top of head.REV No legend Venus stg.r.viewed partially from behind,holding helmet and spear and resting on column against which rest shield.Weight 3,30gr RIC 4126 commentsspikbjorn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA RECTOR ORBIS285 viewsCaracalla, 199-200 AD. A superb Caracalla denarius with a youthful bust and a reverse, where the emperor is depicted as the fixer of the world. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped & cuirrassed bust right / RECTOR ORBIS, Caracalla as Sol standing front, head left, holding globe and spear reversed. RIC 39b12 commentsHELEN S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius285 viewsRIC 257 (3,27 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 204 AD.

Minted in honour of Ludi Saeculares.
Sharp & bold coin.
Rare.

COS III LVDOS SAECVL FEC
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 618 281 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.83g, Ř 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM (around) S C (in field), winged thunderbolt with six lightnings.
RIC 618; Coh.684; BMC 1266 note (six barbs instead of four); Strack 845; Banti 321 (same rev. die as illustrated, 2 spec.)
ex CNG eAuction 202 (2009); ex White Mountain Collection
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis281 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
Rev: AETE-RNITAS A-VG N,
The Dioscurs Castor and Pollux,standing facing each other,
each with star above, nude but chlamys hanging from shoulder,
leaning on sceptres & holding horses by bridles, she-wolf & twins between them
MOSTΔ in ex.
RIC VI : 16.
25mm 6.28gm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus AE Follis 280 views305-306 AD. Serdica mint.
Obv.: D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG - Laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev.: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG - Providentia and Quies standing vis-ŕ-vis; S-F/Γ/•SM•SD•.
RIC 15b.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,279 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2206, RIC V-I 216, Siscia, -/-//*T, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Cocordia,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,42g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-6, off-4, date: 272-73-A.D., ref: RIC-V-216-p-, T-2206 (Estiot),
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 2247b, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare! 279 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, (323 - 319 B.C.), Ar-Drachm, Price 2247b, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare!
avers:- Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck,
revers:- AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, griffin left;,
exerg: , diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,99g, axes: 10 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 2247b,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 504, Trier mint278 viewsConstantine I the Great
Treveri (Trier) Mint, AD 327-328.
Bronze 3.61g 19mm 2o
RIC VII: 504. C3.
Great patina and detail
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-3011, RIC V-I 361, Cyzicus, -/-//CB, ORIENS AVG, Sol and captive, R!277 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-3011, RIC V-I 361, Cyzicus, -/-//CB, ORIENS AVG, Sol and captive, R!
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- ORIE-N-S-AVG, Sol standig left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left. (Sol 2c)
exerg: -/-//CB, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, iss-8 ph-3, off-2, date: 273-274 A.D., ref: T-3011 (Estiot), RIC V-I 361, R,
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GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.277 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.31 g.).
Obv: Laureate head Zeus right
Rev: Achaian League monogram; D left, M above, I right, trident below facing right; all within laurel wreath tied below.
Clerk 186/3; McClean 6461; Benner-Patrai-22.

exGorny & Mosch

SNG Cop. 274f. ; BMC 98
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Roman Empire, Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in RIC, Siscia, -/II//XXI, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left,276 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in RIC, Siscia, -/II//XXI, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left,
avers:- M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-CAES, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG, -/II/XXI, Providentia standing left, holding globe, and sceptre (tranverse), II in right field.
exerg: -/II//XXI, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 4,21g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, 1st issue, 2nd officina, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II Not in RIC, ,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian274 viewsAE follis. Siscia 367-375 AD. 2,52 grs. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Gratian standing right, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho and holding captive by hair. GLORIA ROMANORVM. Left field Q, right K over P. In exergue
delta SISCR
RIC Siscia 14 c ( xxix)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS. AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.143. 273 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: IMPERATOR II. Victory standing facing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm branch in her left.
RIC III : 111b
Weight : 3.486gms. Ex FORVM.

This coin commemorates the Roman advance into Scotland which saw the beginning of construction of the Antonine Wall, running across the central belt from the Clyde Estuary in the west to the Forth Estuary in the east. Since Antoninus had already taken the title “Imperator” on his adoption by Hadrian, he was hailed Imperator for the second time after this victory in Britain which was possibly engineered simply in order to give the new emperor military prestige.
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GREEK, Egypt, 420 - 380 BC, AR Tetradrachm (Athens owl imitative)273 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right, droopy eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and bent-back palmette, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves.
Rev:– AΘE, right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square;
Minted in Egypt from . B.C. 420 - 380.
Reference:– cf. SNG Cop 31 ff., SGCV I 2526 (Athens),
ex-Forum. From the Harald Ulrik Sverdrup Collection. Ex CNG. From a small hoard of 5 Athenian and 4 Athenian imitative issues.

Athenian tetradrachms with this droopy eye and bent back palmette have been identified as Egyptian imitative issues because they are most frequently found in Egypt and rarely in Greece.

Early in his reign the Egyptian Pharaoh Hakor, who ruled from 393 to 380 B.C., revolted against his overlord, the Persian King Artaxerxes. In 390 B.C. Hakor joined a tripartite alliance with Athens and King Evagoras of Cyprus. Persian attacks on Egypt in 385 and 383 were repulsed by Egyptian soldiers and Greek mercenaries under the command of the Athenian general Chabrias. Perhaps these coins were struck to pay the general and his Greek mercenaries.

The metal did not fill the die completley on the obverse resulting in the rough flat high area near Athena's temple. A test cut on the reverse was filled with pitch in antiquity.

17.157g, 25.3mm, 270o
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.272 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins.
Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.
*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
8 commentsSam
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Postumia. C. Postumius, 74 BC, AR Denarius 272 viewsHead of Diana right, bow and quiver on shoulder. / Hound running right, hunting spear below; C POSTUMI in exergue with TA monogram below.
Sear (Millennium) 330; Seaby, Postumia 9 (Vol 1, p 83).
Spink & Son Ltd (London)
2 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 141, AE-3 Follis, T/F//BTR, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Crispus standing right, 269 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Treveri, RIC VII 141, AE-3 Follis, T/F//BTR, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Crispus standing right,
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b,B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PRINCIPI-I-VVENTVTIS, Crispus, in military attire, standing right, holding spear in right hand and globe in left.
exergo: T/F//BTR, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 5h,
mint: Treveri, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-141, p-175,
Q-001
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GREEK, Corinthia, Corinth AR Stater 269 views(350-300 BC)
Obv.: Pegasos flying left.
Rev.: Head of Athena wearing wreathed Corinthian helmet; A-P below, eagle behind.
Ravel 1008c.
2 commentsMinos
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CELTIC, Danubian Celt drachm268 viewsCeltic Imitative drachm of Alexander & Seated Zeus holing Staff & EagleForrest H
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus266 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 112 (C2), BMC 72, RSC 309
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus - AE antoninianus264 viewsTarraco or Mediolanum
end 270 - early 271 AD
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO
altar with flames above, front divided into four sections with dot in each section
CONSECRATIO
(3. officina) T
RIC V-1, 261
2,73 g 19-18 mm

very rare !!!!
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1273

Märkl states in his work "The Imperial Mints during the Reign of Claudius II. Gothicus and their Issues" that RIC attribute these coins wrongly to Milan (or Gallic mint) but they are in fact from Tarraco. No two mints in empire were allowed to strike same issue. Tarraco mint should have made "DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO" but this coin has only short (Siscian) legend: "DIVO CLAVDIO". Two known exemplars with short legend are mentioned by Märkl.
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Roman Empire, PHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome. 261 viewsPHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome.
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG / II.
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus.
RIC 15.
Ex Numismatik Lanz auction 40 (1987) Lot 783.
Weight: 5.5 g.
Diameter: 23 mm.
3 commentspaul1888
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,260 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna std l. on wheel, holding rudder in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand. (Fortuna 1b)
exerg: -/-//*T, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, off-3, iss-3, date: 271-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 220, T-2061 (Estiot),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Basiliscus 475-476 Constantinople258 viewsObv: DNb...
Rev: Monogram
RIC X 1014-1016
2 commentsLaetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228257 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
4 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Trajan AR Tetradrachm - Melqart (PRIEUR 1495) Syria, Antioch.257 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Syria, Antioch 103-111 AD
15.04g 23mm

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), above Eagle standing on club (R), Grain ear in left field.


Rev: Laureate bust of MELQART (Hercules) (R), lion's skin tied around neck.

Likely one of the finest known examples of the issue.

McAlee 455 Prieur 1495
2 commentsKained but Able
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Roman Empire, Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4529, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, CONCORDIA MILITVM,257 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4529, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, CONCORDIA MILITVM,
avers:- IMP-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, D1.
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Victory standing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm against left shoulder, faceing Emperor in military dress standing left, right hand outstreched nad holding long sceptre in left hand, Victory and Emperor 2.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 23mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 1h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st.issue, 2nd.off., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-116, T-(Estiot)-4529,
Q-001
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy II, Alexander in Elephantskin257 viewsAE25 12.83gm 12h
Ptolemy II ca 270-260BC
Sidon Provincial Mint - Obol
Svoronos 763
Unusually nice condition and portrait style for the Alexander-in-Elephantskin type. Wear ordinarily obscures the Ammon horn which here is visible through the skin headdress. Unusual type that appears to conform to post-260BC weight categories but lacks central depressions, a bit of a conundrum in this type.
5 commentsPtolemAE
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3474, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-D1, Providentia left, #1256 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3474, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-D1, Providentia left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia stg. l., holding baton in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., globe, (Pr2).
exerg: -/-//XXIA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,60g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, issue-2., off-1., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-92, T-(Estiot)-3474,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philippus II, AE Sestertius, Rome mint, struck 244-246 AD255 viewsM IVL PHILIPPVS CAES bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENT, S-C Philip standing left
RIC 256a, Cohen 49 (6 Fr.)
2 commentsdupondius
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Sardis mint255 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardis Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
mihali84
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY denarius254 viewsDenarius minted in 43 BC
M ANTO IMP RPC, Head of Mark Antony right, lituus behind him
CAESAR DIC, Head of Caesar right, jug behind him
3.76 gr
Ref : HCRI # 123, RCV #1465, Cohen #3
7 commentsPotator II
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Roman Empire, Diadumenian denarius Ric 102254 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar. 218 AD. AR Denarius 3.04 g.

O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind. RIC IV 102 (Macrinus); BMCRE 87 (Macrinus); RSC 3.
4 commentsNemonater
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus RIC V(1)-18 Lugdunum254 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Lugdunum mint, 258-259 A.D.
**(Sear has this as Cologne mint, 257-258 A.D.)
23mm, 3.41g
RIC V(1)-18, RSCv.4-308, RCVv.3-10224

Obverse:
GALLIENVS PF AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GERMANICVS MAX V
Trophy between two captives.

Since this has already received 5 stars on four votes on my gallery, I figured I'd put it up on BoT
2 commentsrubadub
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, Altar of Lugdunum, Common, 15-10 BC.253 viewsObv: CAESAR PONT MAX
Laureate head, right.
Rev: ROM ET AUG
Altar flanked by two columns, each surmounted by a Victory. On the face of the altar the most central symbol is generally described as a depiction of the 'Corona Civica', a wreath awarded for civil performance. On either side of this there appears to be a tree (probably Laurel). The outside is flanked by two crude figures (dancers?). Top surface arrayed with priestly implements.
As 9.5 gm 22.5 mm Mint: Lugdunum (Lyons) RIC 230, S 1690
2 commentsMassanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I252 viewsAE follis. Aquileia, 317 AD. 3.50 grs. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. IMP LICINIUS PF AVG / Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and leaning on sceptre. IOVI CONSERVATORI. In exergue AQS.
RIC 6.
7 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, the Great, Ticinum mint, Captives252 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis
Ticinum mint, Struck AD 319-320.
21mm, 3.4g 0o
obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
rev: Two captives seated at base of standard inscribed VOT XX, PT below.
RIC VII 114
Silvered
4 commentsmihali84
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG,, Bust-G, -/-//CXXIM, Emperor riding left,250 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG,, Bust-G, -/-//CXXIM, Emperor riding left,
avers: IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-PF-AVG-(G), Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a rider right.
revers: VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//CXXIM, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,87g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC).
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla.249 viewsAR denarius. 213 AD. 3.48 gr. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. / Mars advancing left holding spear and trophy. MARTI PROPVGNATORI. RIC 223. RSC 150.

1 commentsbenito
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GREEK, Cappadocian kingdom, Ariarathes V - AR drachm249 viewsEusebeia
131-130 BC
diademed head right
Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣ[E!]BOYΣ
(AY) left; (ΠAΦI) in the middle; (ΔI) right
ΛΓ - year 33
Simonetta 13 (var)

there is missing E in EYΣEBOYΣ !
usually there is ΓΛ in exergue
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Roman Empire, Constantinus II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 128, Thessalonica, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, 249 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 128, Thessalonica, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath,
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
rever:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath.
exergo: -/-// TSB-VI, diameter: 17-19 mm, weight: 2,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-128-p-513, c3,
Q-001
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GREEK, Bithynian Kingdom, Nikomedes III Euergetes, 127-94 BC, AR Tetradrachm struck 126/5 BC 249 viewsDiademed head of Nikomedes II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EПiΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔΩΣ Zeus standing left holding sceptre and laurel wreath capping Nikomedes name, eagle standing left on fulmen in inner left field above monogram ΩΓYE, dated below BOP (Bithynian era year 172 = 126/5 BC).
De Callatay pl. XV, D12-R1a (this coin); SNG von Aulock 6894 (same reverse die); Sear GCV 7274 (date variant).
(33mm, 16.68 g,11h)
Jencek; ex- Noble Investments (UK) PLC; ex- Spink Sale 5014 (28 September 2005) Lot 121; ex- Monnaies et Medailles (19-20 June 1975) lot 163; ex- Bank Leu Auction 2 (25 April 1972) lot 224

5 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip II, Antoninianus, Rome AD 246-7249 viewsM IVL PHILIPPUS CAES. Radiate bust r.
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENT. Philip II in military attire stg r. holding globe and spear in background soldier stands beside Philip.
RIC 217. Weight 3,97gr
4 commentsspikbjorn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARUS, Posthumous antoninianus RIC 29248 viewsLugdunum mint, 2nd officina, AD 284-285
DIVO CARO PIO, Radiate head of Carus right
CONSECRATIO, Eagle facing, II at exergue
3.50 gr
Ref : Cohen #18, RCV #12394, RIC # 29
3 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrianus RIC 324248 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
RESTITVTORI GALLIAE

RIC 324 (S); Cohen 1247 (5 fr.)
www.fredericweber.com
2 commentsfrederic W
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Medieval, Hungary, 10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01248 views10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01
avers: LADISLAVS REX, Wheel with six spokes in a circle of dots, a small cross in the center; border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,80 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-029, CNH I.-036, Unger-018,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.10./b1.08./11.,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 753247 viewsĆ Sestertius (23,55g, Ř 31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR•POT COS•III•DES•IIII, Salus seated left, feeding snake coiled around altar and resting left elbow on chair.
RIC 753; BMCRE 1651 note; Cohen 929 (coll. Elberling); Strack note on p.347, +83
Ex Cayón auction, May 2013

The only other specimen recorded seems to be that of Dr. Elberling, published by him with a drawing of the reverse in 1864, then taken over by Cohen 929 in his second edition, and repeated from Cohen by RIC 753, BMC 1651 note, and Strack p. 347, no. +83.
8 commentsCharles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, AR Antoninianus246 viewsAR Antoninianus, Rome Mint, A.D.218

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate draped bust of Elagabalus right.
Rev: P M TR P COS P P Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory and sceptre, shield at side.
Weight 5.15g

RIC.1 Sear RCV II 7493 RSC 125



1 commentsnemesis
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Roman Empire, Maximinus I Thrax Sestertius244 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI S C, Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

20mm 20.18g

RIC 85, BMC 175, Cohen 92


Ex Nomos 1, 6 May 2009, 159.
Ex Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 368. From the collection of Ph. S.

Salus was considered since the time of the Flavians as one of the most important ideals of the Roman Empire and embodied health and safety. Salus is here not only to express the personal health of the ruler, but also connected to the well-being of the people and a general sense of security.
Although Maximinus led successful campaigns against the Jazygen tribe and against the Dacians (title GERMANICVS), he was not particularly popular in the Senate, because he denied the Senate in Rome probably the usual voice and his rule largely based on the Rhine and Danube regions. Other reasons for the resistance in the Senate played the (historians controversial) origin of the Maximinus from Thrace and also from very simple conditions, which the nobiles did not think befitting.
In addition, his campaigns were so costly that he allegedly even had to take money from the poor and grain supply of Rome. Although he pushed forward not only military expenditure but also the development of the road network, the ruler's budgetary planning attempt to remedy the foreign policy problems of Rome through elaborate campaigns met with general misunderstanding, which was especially prevalent in the south and east of the empire, where only the increased tax pressured but the people did not notice the successes. Maximinus evidently did not understand how to efficiently promote his policy. For these reasons, it came after only three years in office to surveys against the Emperor, which ultimately led to his murder by his own troops.
7 commentskc
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GREEK, MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS DIOBOL JANIFORM ATHENA 244 viewsGreek
MYSIA
LAMPSAKOS
4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Diobol
1.26 g , 11 mm
Vs: Female janiform head, ΘΕΟ below chin.
Rs: ΛΑΜΨΑ, Helmeted head of Athena right .
Extremely Fine
5 commentsXLi
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius -Half follis-Rome RIC232243 viewsAE Half Follis, 310 AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: MAXENTI-VS PF AVG, Helmeted, cuirassed bust left with shield and spear.
Reverse: VICTORIA AETERNA AVG N, Victory standing right inscribing shield. Captive seated left.
RQ in exergue, Rome mint, RIC 232 Rated as Scarce.
21mm, 4.2gm
3 commentsJerome Holderman
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GREEK, Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII ca 110-99 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Antiochos VII (138-129 BC)242 viewsDiademed head of Antiochos VII right, fillet border. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Athena standing half-left in crested helmet on short ground line, confronting Nike held in right hand and with left arm balancing a spear while holding a grounded shield decorated with a Gorgoneion head, primary controls ΔI (in ligature) over A in outer left field, secondary controls O-Λ in inner fields, laurel crown around.
Lorber and Houghton, NC 2006, ser. 1, iss. 3 (A1/P1 - coin 12 - this coin); HGC 9 1069; SC 2148; SMA 298; SNG Spaer 1873 (same obverse die).
Uncertain Cappadocian mint, probably Ariaratheia or Eusebeia-Tyana.
From the same obverse die as the first issue to bear a reverse legend in the name of Ariarthes VII with the same O-Λ mint controls.
(28 mm, 16.63 gm, 12h)
ex- Commerce (‘Antiochus VII Posthumous’ Hoard) 2005

Ariarathes VII was the nephew of Mithradates VI Eupator of Pontus and a hapless pawn in the developing power struggle of his uncle with Bithynia and later Rome to control Asia Minor. After rebuffing Mithradates VI's 'advice and assistance' the armies of Mithradates and Ariarathes met prepared for battle. At this point Mithradates called for an unarmed discussion meeting with Ariarathes in the middle ground of the battlefield. In front of the two assembled armies, Mithradates drew a concealed blade and slit his nephew's throat, thus avoiding battle and clearing the way for a new puppet, his stepson, to be appointed ultimately as King Ariarathes IX.
8 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla Moneta denarius (Laodicea) - RIC IV 337d; BMCRE 642; RSC 168e. 242 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR ANTON AVG P TR P
Caracalla, laureate, draped right

Rev: MONETA AVGG
Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopiae

Minted Laodicea ad Mare, 198 A.D.

I think this is a beautiful portrait of the ten year old Caracalla. The coin is also notable for being the product of the Laodicea mint (modern Latakia in Syria).
C. Caesar Germ.
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GREEK, Argolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC., AE Dichalkon.241 viewsArgolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC.
AE Dichalkon 2.26g
Obv: Head of Demeter, right
Rev: EP between two torches in wreath.
BCD 1305.1 (this coin). Agora 794.
ex Pegasi A21-116.
2 commentsDino
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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 240 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

6 commentsSimon
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BYZANTINE, Alexius I Komnenos A.D.1081 - 1118, AU Hyperperon. 240 viewsPost-reform issue struck A.D.1092 - 1118
Sear 1912.
1 commentsOptimus
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Roman Empire, Constans240 viewsConstans AE 3
CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner. Mintmark: A SIS star
Siscia
Randygeki(h2)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius240 viewsSilver denarius, Rome, May - 13 Sept. 85 A.D. RIC 66a (read description below), BMC -; Ex Gorny & Mosch 125, lot 458
IMP·CAES·DOMIT·AVG·GERM·P·M·TR·P·IIII· laureate head right with aegis
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Germania, naked to waist, wearing breeches, seated right on germanic oblong spiral decorated shield, mourning and resting head on left hand, right hand placed on shield at side; broken spear below



Extremely rare. RIC 66a is based on the B.M. coll. but not such coin is listed in the BMCRE vol. II later published, except a footnote questioning: "does the rev. legend .... occur with this reverse type?" Hence Ian Carradice omitting it from his thesis written in late '70's. At this moment I can only confirm the specimen from Leu 83 lot 751 struck from the same dies.

8 commentsFORVM AUCTIONS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius - A.D. 165240 viewsRome mint
RIC III 142
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III; Annona standing left, holding ears of wheat and cornucopia; on left, modius; on right, ship.
Weight: 3.36 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 4935950105
Grade: AU55
Ty N.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull239 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
7 commentsAugustus1975
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta denarius239 viewsAttribution: RIC 23, C 206
Date: AD 209-211
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES
PONT, draped & cuirassed bust r.
(seen from behind)
Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory
Flying l., holding open wreath in
both hands over shield set on low
base
Size: 18.4 mm
Weight: 3.48 grams
8 commentsNoah
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater238 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
4 commentsJay GT4
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Roman Empire, Vespasian AR Denarius / Vesta238 viewsROMAN IMPERIAL

Vespasian AR Denarius ( 3.49gr) AD 71 July – December. IMP CAES VES-P AVG [PM] Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Vesta seated to left, holding simpulum; in field TRI – POT.


BMC p. 10, 58 and pl. 1.20; C. 561; RIC p. 62, 46.

Ex G. Hirsch 26, Munich 11-13 Jan 1961, 1850.

From the Sam Mansourati collection.
14 commentsSam
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left,237 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left,
avers:- (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
revers:- CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-19,5 mm, weight: 2,20g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Q-001
quadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian, Antioch - RIC V (Part 1) 285237 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V (Part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
2 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus - RIC 838-839 - Bust Type G (buckler) (Serdica) (* / KAGamma)236 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left holding spear and buckler
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding eagle tipped sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter, holding staff, standing left.
Minted in Serdica (* in centre field, KA•Γ• in exe) Emission 2, Officina 3. A.D. 276 A.D.
Reference:– Unlisted in RIC but would appear between RIC 838 and RIC 839
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus234 viewsMacrinus antoninianus.Rad and draped seen from behind REV. Salus enthroned l feeding snake arising from altar and holding sceptre.VOTA PUBL PM TR P. Weight.4,85gr RIC 11 var5 commentsspikbjorn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, Rome mint, struck 231-235 AD, AE Dupondius231 viewsIMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG radiate-headed bust right
IOVI PROGVGNATORI, S-C Iuppiter advancing left
RIC 632, Cohen 88
1 commentsdupondius
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, 144 - 142 or 141 B.C.230 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, 144 - 142 or 141 B.C., SH25884. Silver drachm, SNG Cop 294, SNG Spaer 1760 var, Mint State, Antioch mint, weight 4.232g, maximum diameter 17.9mm, die axis 45o, 144 - 143 B.C.; obverse diademed radiate head of Antiochus VI right; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOUS DIONUSOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos, nude, arrow in right, resting left on bow, monogram between legs, QXR (year 169) STA (magistrate) in ex

Antiochus VI was the son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea and daughter of Ptolemy VI of Egypt. He was nominated in 145 BC by the general Diodotus Tryphon in opposition to Demetrius II. He did not actually rule and served only as the general's pawn. In 142 BC, Diodotus deposed and succeeded him.
5 commentsJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 60230 viewsObv: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe. Eagle with wreath in beak below left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.A. in exe), officina 1, 312-313 AD.
1 commentspierre_p77
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Augustus, Syrtica, Sabratha230 viewsSYRTICA Sabratha. Augustus.8-14 AD.
AE As 24 mm
Obv: CAESAR; Head of Augustus right; lituus before /
Rev: Neo-Punic "SBRT'N" to left, "R" to right, Bust of Serapis right;

RPC I 814 .
Rare.
2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius, RIC 265, Severus in Toga230 viewsOBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: FVNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch
18mm, 3.3g

Minted at Rome, 202-210 AD

Legatus
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Menander I, ca. 165/155-130 BC, AR Drachm - Bopearachchi Serie 16E228 viewsΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤHΡΟΣ MENANΔΡΟΥ Helmeted, diademed and draped bust right. / Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, (a Karoshthi legend ) Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield on outstretched arm, while hurling thunderbolt; to right PKA monogram.
Mitchiner 218b; Bopearachchi Serie 16E; SNG ANS 868 - 874; Sear 7601.
(19 mm, 2.46 g, 12h)
6 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AE dupondius SPQR228 viewsTrajan, 114-117 A.D., Rome mint.
OBV: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANVS, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. S--C surrounding her.

Submitted by Andrew (ancientcoins)
ancientcoins
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)228 viewsMaximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)

Obv/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; laur. head r.
Rev/ SOLIIN-VICTO; Sol, rad., in fancy robe, stg. l., cloak flying; raising r. hand, holding head of Serapis in l. hand. Gamma I/Star in opposing fields.

Antioch Mint; ANT in exergue

Ref: RIC VI, 167b

Condition: UNC/at Mint? Had this coin been perfectly centered with complete beading on both sides, I'd call it at FDC.

This is pretty much a flawless coin in mint condition that shows no sign of wear; nary a single scratch. The obverse portrait is simply perfect.
4 commentsKevin_S
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, SEVERUS ALEXANDER (222-235 AD) AE19 of NICAEA, BITHYNIA228 views(4.4g). Obv: Bust right (MAVPCEVHALEXANDPOCA). Rev: 3 Standards with legend between (N/IK/AI/E). Reference for this coin is BMC 103. This city was built by Antigonus and then named Antigonia. Later enlarged by Lysimachus and renamed Nicaea in honor of his wife. It was the site of the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.
BMC 103
kerux
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Roman Empire, Agrippa, Struck c.A.D.38 under Caligula.225 viewsAgrippa, 43–12 BC.
AE as, Roma mint, Struck c.A.D 38.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev. SC, Neptune standing half-left, arms draped, holding small dolphin and grounded trident.
RIC I : 58.
21,14g, 28mm.

Provenance: Numismatik Lanz, Auction 147, lot 254.
3 commentsapyatygin
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 175-165 BC, AR Drachm - Bopearachchi Series 2B225 viewsDiademed head of Agathokles right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ Zeus standing facing holding sceptre and figure of Hekate bearing two torches; ΦΛΩ monogram in lower left field
Bopearachchi Series 2B; Mitchiner 138a; MACW 1680-1681; Sear 7555.
(21 mm, 4.2 g, 12h)
ex-CNG Triton IX (9 January 2006) Lot 1117.
2 commentsLloyd T
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BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-2058225 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Leaved patriarchal cross.

17mm 1.59gm

Personally I think this is the nicest of the Latin designs and this one is the best I have seen. I just added it to my collection.
1 commentsSimon
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Roman Empire, Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 177, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,225 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 177, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,
avers:- IMP-CAE-MAGNEN-TIVS-AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-LIB-ROMANOR, emperor, bare-headed & in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exerg: R P, diameter: 24mm, weight: 5,13g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC-177, C-57,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severina Ant. - RIC 001225 viewsObv:– SEVERINA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right on crescent
Rev:– CONCOR-D MILIT, Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Lugdunum (BL). End A.D. 274 to early A.D. 275
Reference:– Bastien 2 (12). Cohen 5. RIC 1

A nice strike, good centering and lovely condition are the reasons I have submitted this as a best of type for this piece from one of the scarcer mints for Severina.

Maridvnvm
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria AE Follis 224 views311 AD. Alexandria mint.
Obv.: GAL VALERIA AVG - Diademed and draped bust of Galeria Valeria.
Rev.: VENERI VICTRICI - Venus holding apple and raising drapery over shoulder. [crescent]/K in l. field, Γ/P in r.; ALE in exergue.
RIC 128A
Minos
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla APOLLO denarius224 viewsRIC 238a (3,1 g, 18 mm).
Mint of Rome, 213-217 AD.

This is really high artistic
performance of engraver's work...

APOLLO
3 commentsneander
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Aquileia. Struck A.D.322. 224 viewsObverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. Laurel wreath encircling palm branches either side of VOT • XX; in exergue, AQP.
RIC VII : 104

4 commentsdivvsavgvstvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus AE23 Antioch224 viewsObv.
T CAES IMP TR POT
Laureate head right

Rev.
SC
SC in Wreath

Ex-Richard McAlee Collection, The Coins of Roman Antioch Plate Coin
4 commentsancientdave
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trebonianus Gallus, Rome mint, struck 251 AD, AE Sestertius224 viewsIMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG laureate-headed and draped bust dright
SALVS AVGG, S-C Salus standing right
RIC 221a, Cohen 115
3 commentsdupondius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba, RIC I-289 Rome223 viewsBrass Dupondius
Rome mint, 68 A.D.
29mm, 13.89g
RIC I-289

Obverse:
SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG
Laureate head left

Revere:
S P Q R
OB
CIV SER
Legend in three lines in
oak-wreath.

Don't know if this is BoT worthy, but this is one of my favorites
1 commentsrubadub
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I AR Tetradrachm223 views(171-145 BC)
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear.
Rev.: Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, holding palm fronds and spears; monogram in lower left field.
Bopearachchi 6W var. (monogram to right); SNG ANS 469-471 var. (monogram to right).
3 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Troas, Thymbra, 350 B.C. 223 viewsBronze Ć 17
4.73 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Bearded, laurate and horned head of Zeus Ammon left
Rev.: Eight-rayed star with inscription Θ-Y between rays, HP monogram below
Sear 4147; BMC Troas p. 89, 4
3 commentsJaimelai
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3973, RIC V-I ???, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//KAΔ, Bust-D1, Fides and Sol, #1221 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3973, RIC V-I ???, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//KAΔ, Bust-D1, Fides and Sol, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- PRO-VIDEN-D-EOR, Fides stg. r., holding standard in each hand, facing Sol stg. l., r. hand raised and holding globe in l. hand, (Fi-So1).
exerg: *//KAΔ, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 4,03g, axes: 5h,
mint: Serdica, issue-3., off-4., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-., T-(Estiot)-3973, C-, LV 2401,
Q-001
quadrans
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Roman Empire, Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4458, RIC V-I 104, Siscia, PROVIDE AVG, Providentia left,220 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4458, RIC V-I 104, Siscia, PROVIDE AVG, Providentia left,
avers:- IMP-C-MAN-FLORIANVS-P-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, B1.
revers:- PROVIDE-AVG, Providentia standing left,holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand, Providentia 1.
exerg: -/VI/XXI, diameter: 20-22mm, weight: 3,73g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.issue, 6th.off., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-104, T-(Estiot)-4458,
Q-001
quadrans
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3931, RIC V-I , Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, FIDES MILITVM, */–//KA•Γ•, Bust-D1, Fides standing left, #1220 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3931, RIC V-I , Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, FIDES MILITVM, */–//KA•Γ•, Bust-D1, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides stg. l., holding standard in each hand, (Fides 1).
exerg: */–//KA•Γ•, diameter: 23mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 1h,
mint: Serdica, off-3, iss-3, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-., T-(Estiot)-3931, C-,
Q-001
quadrans
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos II, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C219 viewsDiademed and draped bust right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club and lion’s skin; PK monogram to inner left.
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 216; Mitchiner 113d; Qunduz 24-25; Sear 7536.
(32 mm, 16.32 g, 12h)
3 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius 219 views142 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III - Laureate head right.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO - Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC III 598; BMCRE 1229; Cohen 62.
2 commentsMinos
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4116, RIC V-I 213, Tripolis, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, *//KA, Bust-D1, Emperor and Jupiter, #1219 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4116, RIC V-I 213, Tripolis, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, *//KA, Bust-D1, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- CLEMENTIA-T-EMP, Emperor in military dress stg. r., holding short eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter stg. l., holding long sceptre in l. hand, (EJ1d).
exerg: *//KA, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 2,92g, axes: 5h,
mint: Tripolis, issue-2, off-, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-213, T-(Estiot)-4116,
Q-001
quadrans
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 108218 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan.-30 June. (3.24g, 18.6mm, 5h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head r. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, curule chair, above wreath. RIC II 108, BMC 66, RSC 318.

2 commentsLucas H
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GREEK, Baktria, Sophytes, 305-295 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry, RN (1994), 62 (this coin)217 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
Eagle standing left, head right, grape bunch and leaf on vine above.
Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry, RN (1994), 62 (this coin); SNG ANS 17-18.
(11 mm, 1.60 g, 6h)
Jean Elsen et Ses Fils (January 2010); ex Gorny 148 (1990) Lot 614; ex-1990 Afghanistan Commerce Hoard

This coin was one of a group of sixty five pseudo-Athenian Baktrian coins that came to market in Paris in 1990, documented by Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry in Un Nouveau Tresor de Monnaies D’argent Pseudo-Atheniennes Venu D’Afghanistan (1990). The 1990 Afghanistan Commerce Hoard increased by at least three fold the number of known examples of this coinage. Together with the associated discoveries of attic weight Sophytes issues, this proved decisive in linking the anepigraphic pseudo-Athenian issues to the later epigraphic issues of Sophytes. This coin is number 62 of the catalogue of Nicolet-Pierre and Amandry. It is amongst the finest hemidrachms of the eagle series known.
1 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius217 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder.
(written by CNG, 2003)
7 commentskc
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1275var., AE-19.217 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 1275 var, Eagle, #1
avers:- Head of hero Perseus right, wearing petasos surmounted by griffin's head; harpę over shoulder.
revers:- B-A above eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, Π-E across fields, star in exergue.
exerg: Π/E//*, diameter: 19mm, weight: 5,38g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, "Perseus/eagle", date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 1275 var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR Denarius217 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

PM TR P VIII COS II P P
Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333
RSC 454
RIC 150

Fantastic old cabinet toning
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, AUGUSTUS214 viewsAR tetradrachm. Antioch ad Orontem. 2-1 BC. 15,23 grs. 12 h. Laureate head right. KAIΣAΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ. / Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding palm branch, river Orontes swimming right at her feet. ΕΤΟΥΣ Λ ΝΙΚΗΣ. ΥΠΑ (monogram) and IΓ in right field above ANT AYT (monogram). Prieur 55.

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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Domitian & Domitia, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC 277.214 views024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AE-Diassarion (???), RPC 277, Koinon of Thessaly, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,
avers:- ΔOMITIANON KAIΣARA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 8,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Koinon of Thessaly, probably Larissa., date: 81-96 A.D., ref: RPC-277, Roger-88,
Q-001
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Roman Empire Provincial, Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Alexandria, Emmet 3979, Alexandria, Dikaiosyne/Aequitas, L-B left at foot (year 2),214 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet 3979, Alexandria, Dikaiosyne/Aequitas, L-B left at foot (year 2),
avers: A-K-M-AVP-ΠPOBOC-CEB, Laureated, curiassed bust right.,
revers: Dikaiosyne/Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae, L-B left at foot.
exerg: LB/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 8,47g, axes: 11h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., LB Year 2., ref: Emmet 3979, Milne-4522, Geissen-3127, Dattari-5527, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.7-p338,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnia Urbica - RIC 337 var - (A | _)214 viewsAE Antoninianus.
Obv:– MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, Draped bust right on crescent, hair brushed in straight lines, plait carried up the back to top of head and running under stephane
Rev:– VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing facing, head left, apple upward in right hand, vertical scepter in left
Minted in Lugdunum (A in left field).
RIC V pt. 2, 337 var (not listed from this officina). Bastien -, Bastien Supplement -, Bastien Supplement II 613α (2 examples cited)
23mm, 3.16g
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BYZANTINE, Alexius 1 Comnenus, A.D.1081 - 1118, AV Hyperpyron213 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing on square-backed throne, raising right hand in benediction.
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Sear 1924/25 (Thessalonika)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC 601213 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 601 (C), BMCRE 135, RSC 73
Obv - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner, further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, AE Antoninianus 213 viewsDiocletian AE Antoninianus
OBV: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuir. bust right. Dot under crown.
REV: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Diocletian standing left holding septre, receiving Victory on globe
from Jupiter standing right, holding septre.
A in field below. XXI in Exergue
A very tiny amount of silvering remains on the left field of the reverse
RIC V-2 306 Cyzicus Mint
285-293 A.D.
22mm 3.2gm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus RIC 656 var.213 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
SAECVLARHS AVG

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MEDIEVAL, Malta, Jean de la Vallete, AV. Zecchino212 viewsMalta Jean de la Vallete – AV. Zecchino.3.35 g
MALTA,under the knights.Fra.Jean de la Vallete 1557-1568..

F'IOANNES DE VALLETE MI, Knight kneeling before St.John The Baptist.
Reverse.DA MICHI VIRTVTEM CONTRA HOSTES TVO, Christ standing in mandorla containing nine stars
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3442, RIC V-I 140, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, FELICIT TEMP, -/-//V, Bust-D1, Felicitas left, #1212 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3442, RIC V-I 140, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, FELICIT TEMP, -/-//V, Bust-D1, Felicitas left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- FELICIT-TEMP, Felicitas stg. l., holding short-handled caduceus in r. hand and long sceptre in l. hand, (Fe5).
exerg: -/-//V, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,55g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, .issue-2, .off-5., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-140, T-(Estiot)-3442,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, Rome mint, struck 74 AD, Ć Dupondius212 viewsCAESAR VESPASIAN AVG laureate-headed bust left
PON MAX TR POT PP COS V CENS winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae
RIC 798b, Cohen 377
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,211 viewsPhilip V., Macedonia, Kings, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,
avers:- Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
revers:-Two goats kneeling right side by side, BA above, Φ below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philippos V., Pella mint, date: 221-179 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1250,
Q-001
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IBERIA, Belikio. Circa 100-70 BC. Ć Unit 211 viewsIBERIA, Belikio. Circa 100-70 BC. Ć Unit ( 22 mm ,10.39 gm). Bearded male head
right; letter behind / Horseman right, carrying lance. Villaronga page. 214,
ACIP 1433; CNH 4; SNG BM Spain 763-70. , mottled green-red patina.
An exceptional fine example of this struck issue ,well centered on a pleasant flan.


From The Sam Mansourati Collection
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B_002_Justin_I__(518-527_A_D_),__AE-Pentanummia_(DN-IVSTI)NVS-P-AV_Large-E_with_CON_(vertically)-and-Gamma_SB-74-p-46-Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_11-12mm_2,34g-s.jpg
Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1209 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: (D N IVSTI)NVS P AV(G) (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, right CON (vertically) and off. Γ right.
exergue: Є/CON/Γ//--, diameter:11-12mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0074, p-46,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!209 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 7 layer of stones.
exergo: -/-//HTE, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Heraclea, 5th. off., date: 316-317 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-15, p544, R2!!
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius209 viewsRIC 146a (3,3 gm, 18 mm).
Mint of Rome, 198-200 AD.

Rare "Septimius' VIRTVS" type!
Denarius has a relief much higher
than it seems at photo!

SEVERVS VIRTVS AVG
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AR Drachm208 viewsSilver Drachm
Kolophon mint, 323-317 BC.
18mm, 4.29g, 0o
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, star below throne.
Price P49. Ex. CNG " monogram partially erased from die or maybe cut over an earlier symbol, perhaps a tripod (P42)." Excellent preservation.
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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I, AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5208 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

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

Size 19.11mm

Weight 2.6gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver.

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

I have numerous examples of this coin, this is by far the most attractive I have ever seen and it is one of the highlights of my collection.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina II207 viewsFAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
PVDICITIA
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta MINERVA denarius206 viewsRIC 34a (3,3 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 202-209 AD.

Lustrous & sharp specimen.
Realistic portrait!

MINERVA
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Byzantine, Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,205 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers:- Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exe: , diameter: 7-8 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART205 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART
Exe: Gamma

RIC Carthage 32b
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3476, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-B1, Providentia left, Rare, #1205 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3476, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-B1, Providentia left, Rare, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia stg. l., holding baton in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., globe, (Pr2).
exerg: -/-//XXIA, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,69g, axes: 1h,
mint: Rome, issue-2., off-1., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-92, T-(Estiot)-3476, Rare,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 1076 (Vespasian)205 viewsAD 69-79. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.27 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 79. O: Laureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS R:Bound captive kneeling right before trophy, TR POT VIII COS VII. RIC II 1076 (Vespasian); RSC 334.

This type with these legends were minted in the first several days of Titus reign.
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GREEK, ITALY, LUCANIA, Velia, 300-280 BC 204 viewsDidrachm, 7.51 g

O - Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a wing.
R - ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ /Φ Ι / Π Lion walking to right; above, ear of wheat.

HN III 1309. Williams 470-489.

Provenance:
Ex Rauch 86, 2 May 2010, Lot 103
Ex Nomos, Auction 5, Lot 107, 25 October 2011
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GREEK, Argolis, Epidauros ca. 290/80-260 BC, AR Hemidrachm - HGC 5, 722204 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left. / EΠ monogram within wreath.
Requier Monnayage, Series 2 [1], 137 (D4/R5; this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 1234 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 116 (same dies); HGC 5, 722 (R1).
(14 mm, 2.50 g, 9h)
CNG; ex-BCD Collection; ex-1979/80 Epidaurus Hoard (CH VII, 69)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Junius Brutus AR Denarius 54 BC.204 viewsLIBERTAS
bust of Libertas right

BRVTVS in ex
Consul L Junius Brutus, between two lictors, preceeded by accensus, all walking left, .

54 BC.
Syd 906, Cr433/1, Junia 31.
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, AR Denarius204 viewsAR denarius 3.49 grs , struck under Titus, 80-81 AD. Laureate head of Vespasian right. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS / . Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side. EX SC in exergue. BMC 119. RIC ( Titus) 361

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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander 204 viewsEmperor Severus Alexander / Sol - Silver Denarius
RIC IV 120, RSC IV 440, BMCRE V 930, SRCV II 7915, FDC, high relief portrait, light toning, 3.165g, 20.0mm, 0o, Rome mint, 233 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders billowing behind, raising right commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical behind in left; uncirculated, superb!;

Sam Mansourati Collection / Ex FORVM Ancient Coins

*With my sincere thank . Photo and Description , courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, sestertius, RIC 141204 viewsĆ sestertius (25.02g, 36mm, 6h). Rome, AD 69.
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: S C, Mars, helmeted, naked, cloak over left shoulder, advancing right with spear and legionary standard.
RIC 141 (R); BMC 58; Cohen 79 (80 fr.); RCV 2208
Ex Edgar L. Owen, Andover, NJ, 1997
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras203 views281-272 BC (Period VII - The Pyrrhic Hegemony)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.37g)
Sostratos magistrate.
O: Warrior on horseback right, holding shield and spears in left hand and thrusting spear downward with right; [Γ]Y (engraver) behind, ΣΩΣTP - ATOΣ (magistrate) in two lines below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding cornucopia in left hand and Nike with laurel wreath in right; ΠOΛY to left, thunderbolt to right, T-APA[Σ] below.
Vlasto 713 / Evans VII, A2 / Cote 371-72 / SNG ANS 1084 / HN Italy 1001
ex CNG

Taras was foremost in resisting Roman influence during the third century, forming an alliance with Metapontum and supporting Pyrrhus of Epirus in his war against Rome from 281-275 BC.
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Roman Republic, Anonymous AE Semis202 viewsState : Roman Republic
Denomination : Bronze Semis
Date : Circa 211-206 BC
Maximum Diameter : 28.97 Millimeters
Weight : 19.78 Grames
Moneyer : ( anonymous)
Mint : Rome
Die Axis : →
Grade : Almost EF with smooth dark patina , an exceptionally fine example of this early issue.
Obverse : Laureate head of bearded Saturn Right, mark of value S behind
Reverse : Prow of galley right, mark of value S above , ROMA below.
References : Crawford 56/3 ; BMCRR 229 ; Sydenham 143a ; Sear ( Roman Coins & Their Values I ) 766
This Coin has been personally inspected and authenticated by Dr. David R. Sear as an exceptional fine example of this early struck issue.

**Numismatic Note by Mr. Andrew McCabe :



Dear Sam,

This exceptional looking semis is an anonymous version of the Crawford 50 anchor series, published by me in The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic: a Provisional Arrangement, in Essays Russo, 2013 (Witschonke, van Alfen eds). It's in my group D, whose description says

McCabe group D1, Related to RRC 50 anchor. Broad squared Janus, tall thick prowstem, prominent keel and rostrum. Average 40 gram As. Asses have a broad square Janus head. Reverses have tall thick prowstems which are either line bounded or solid fill. There are often curved keel lines with downward pointing rostrums. The deck structures are small and flat-topped. Flans are thick and dumpy. There are often off-strikes, flat-strikes or flan defects.

I show below pictures of two styles of As and Semis from this series. The two styles probably relate to two different die engravers. Your coin corresponds to the second of the semisses shown below. I admit I considered buying it myself but wondered whether the field surfaces were smoothed, and then you bought it. Now I see the coin again I think there's no problem with it, it's likely been professionally cleaned and patinated. It is a very high quality coin for a Roman Republican bronze.

Below my Group D photo, I show a standard Crawford 50/3 anchor as, with the symbol. You should hopefully see that the anonymous and the coin with anchor symbol look essentially similar as regards style, design details and flans.

Andrew

For more information , please go to :

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=100262.msg618261#msg618261


Numismatic Note: The rapid slide in the weight standard of the Roman Republican bronze coinage, occasioned by Rome's military
catastrophes at the hands of the Carthaginian Hannibal in the early stages of the Second Punic War, was finally halted by the enactment of the sweeping currency reform of circa 211 BC. For the first time asses were issued as struck coins in place of the cast Aes Grave pieces, thus completing the process which had begun about six years before with the introduction of struck fractional denominations. Following the reform, struck bronzes were produced in a range of values (principally as, semis, triens, quadrans, sextans, and uncia) on the sextantal weight standard based on an as of about 44 grams. The initial issues were anonymous but as the series progressed, various control-marks (symbols, letters and monograms) began to appear, usually on the reverse, indicating the moneyer responsible for the coin's production. This exceptionally fine example of the semis, or half as, is anonymous and belongs to the initial phase of production following the reform of circa 211 BC. Crawford dates it to the half decade 211-206 BC.
The obverse type of Saturn, father of Jupiter, became standard on the semis denomination about 225 BC and at the same time the reverse type for all bronze denominations was standardized as the prow of a galley, the principal instrument of Rome's success against Carthage in the First Punic War.

From Sam Mansourati Collection.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus Double Sestertius RIC 173 - ONLY 2 KNOWN OF TYPE201 viewsDouble sestertius, Colonia AD 260 (?), about 32 gr., 32-36 mm diameter.
Av.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG , drap. cuir. bust with crown right
Rv.: [VICTO]R[I]A AVG , Victoria walking with palm-branch and wreath right (no captive at feet)
Cohen 392 (Vente de Marquis de Moustier, Hoffmann, Paris, 1872) ; RIC 5B, p. 351 no. 173 ; Bastien - ; Zschucke -
probably the second known coin of this type (Curtis Clay)
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JUDAEA, Hyrcanus I, Prutah201 viewsHendin 457. Hasmonian Kingdom of Judaea, John Hyrcanus I AE Prutah, Dark Image. 135-104 BC. Archaic Hebrew text within wreath: Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews / Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons and pomegranate between, unknown monogram. AJC I Group N. 1 commentsaarmale
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Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,201 viewsJustin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 864 var, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H right (Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,201 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 864 var, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H right (Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H-var right, Not in RIC)
revers:- S-O-LI-IN-VICTO, Sol in spread quadriga holding globe and whip.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, no exergual line, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica, 3rd emission of Serdica, 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 864 (Not in RIC), p-112,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,201 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-PVBLIC, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/*//TXXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 10th. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-499, p-71,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
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Roman Empire Provincial, Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Alexandria, Emmet-3984, Eagle left, L-Z across the field, (year 7),200 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2991, D-5373, Eagle left, L-Z, across the field,
avers:- A-K-M-AVP-ΠPOBOC-CEB, Laureated, curiassed bust right.
revers:- Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Z, across the field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 7,38g, axes: 11h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 281-282 A.D., L-Z Year 7., ref: Geissen-3155, Dattari-5555, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.38-p340,
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Byzantine, Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1200 viewsB 036 Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: LEON bAS ILEVS ROM, Leo, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
reverse: + / LEOn/ En QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26mm, weight: 6,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1729,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, EUGENIUS. AR Siliqua of Treveri. Struck c.A.D.392 - 394. 200 viewsObverse: D N EVGENIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Eugenius facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, TRPS.
RIC IX : 106d | RSC : 14a. Weight 1.7gms.

SOLD ON FORVM
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian denarius, RIC 326.199 viewsA rare high silver content issue coin with a regal portrait and great detail on reverse. One of the finest Domitian silver coins I have ever seen. If someone has a better one, I would love to see it!
Photo courtesy of Barry Murphy.
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Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Constantinopolis, RIC-543199 viewsConstantine I the Great (307-337) Commemorative Series Follis, Treveri (RIC-543)
Obv: Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left. Legend around - CONSTANTINOPOLIS
Rev: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and resting on shield. Legend below - TR • S
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC 19199 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 22, RSC 280
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Capricorn l. : below, globe.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Otho denarius, RIC 21.198 viewsA very rare type of Othos smallest issue. The portrait is truely great and overall the coin shows unusually fine detail. Although the flan has flaws, I have not seen a better Otho Jupiter coin. Weight 3.35 gr.8 commentsjmuona
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Anonymous Trachy, 1395-1420198 viewsObv: Patriarchal Cross Surrounded by Stars
Rev: Standing Czar
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI and Kleopatra I198 viewsRare middle-size bronze of the series that has unusual name of Queen Kleopatra I (BASILISES KLEOPATRAS) on the *obverse* in addition to the usual BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOY on the reverse. Svoronos 1381. Full sharp inscriptions, centered. Nice.
Portrait of 'Alexandria' on obverse, open-wing eagle on reverse with PI/A monogram to left.

22mm - 7.114 gram - 12h

Kleopatra I was the daughter of Antiochos III, married off to Ptolemy V at the end of the 5th Syrian war ca 195BC, tying up the turnover and permanent loss of all of Phoenician Ptolemaic territory (Tyre, Sidon, Ake-Ptolemais, etc.) to the Seleukid kingdom. Mother of Ptolemy VI who assumed the throne at age 5 upon the death of Ptolemy V, Kleopatra I was his regent until her death in 176 BC. An unusual series of three sizes of bronze coins (Svoronos 1380, 81, 82) bear her name on the obverse where most Ptolemaic bronzes have no inscription at all. When Antiochos IV attacked Egypt ca. 170 BC and captured Ptolemy VI, ruling for a time with him, it was all in the family. Antiochos IV was the young Egyptian king's uncle, through the earlier marriage of Kleopatra I into the Lagid court of Alexandria. Interesting and historic coin type, unusual layout of inscriptions for a Ptolemaic bronze.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Allectus197 viewsAE Antoninianus. ‘C’ mint. 293-296 AD. 3.17 g. 6h. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right . IMP ALLECTVS PF AVG. / Providentia standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and globe. PROVID AVG. S/P//C. RIC V 94; Burnett, Coinage 160.3 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Sestertius, RIC 642a197 viewsorichalcum sestertius (33mm, 22,9g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TIBERIS / S C (in ex.) River god the Tiber, draped about waist, reclining to left, leaning with elbow on urn which pours out water, resting right hand on ship's prow and holding reed in the left.
RIC 642a (rare), Cohen 819 (fr.20), BMC 1313-15, Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 129:60
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 401; Ex NAC AG, Auction 54; ex Busso-Peus Nachf sale 351 (1997).

Struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in AD 147.
The river god Tiber plays an important role in ancient Roman legends such as Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus, who was thrown into the river to be drowned. She fell into the arms of the River god who married her; Romulus and Remus were saved by the river god Tiber who safely left the twins in a pool where they were rescued by a wolf.
4 commentsCharles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius197 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (20mm - 3.35 g). Rome mint. Struck 88-9 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right / IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip. RIC II 662 (R2); BMCRE pg. 330, note; RSC 244a. Very Rare.

Ex: Gemini Auction IX, January 8, 2012, lot 402; Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection
8 commentspaul1888
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1307, AE-21, Uncertain Macedonian mint. 197 viewsPerseus, Macedonia, Kings, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1307, AE-21, Uncertain Macedonian mint.
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus right,
revers:- MAKEΔONΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:21,5 mm, weight: 7,97g, axes:5 h,
mint: Uncertain Macedonian mint, date: 187-168 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1307, Touratsoglou, Macedonia 14;
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 116, AE-3 Follis, C/R//PLG, VIRTVS EXERCIT, VOT/XX, C-R, R1!196 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 116, AE-3 Follis, C/R//PLG, VIRTVS EXERCIT, VOT/XX, C-R, R1!
avers:- DN-CRISPO-NOB-CAES, 5a, B1, Laureate bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, C and R left and right side in fields.
exergo: C/R//PLG, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 2,84g, axis: 1h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-116, p-130, R1!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Germanicus, AE As, struck by Claudius, RIC 106196 viewsMint:Roma
42 AD .
Dimensions: 29.8mm/9,66grms ,
Obverse: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N "Germanicus Caesar Tiberius Augustus Filius Divi Augusti Nostri)
Reverse:TI CLAVDIUS AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P"Tiberius Claudius Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriae/ S.C
Réf:C.9(3f) RIC106 RCV1905
Conservation:TTB
Struck by Claudius in memory of his brother
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GREEK, Sikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol - BMC 112 var.196 viewsChimaera standing left; ΣI below. / Dove flying left; Δ above tail feathers.
BCD Peloponnesos 298 (this coin); BMC 112 var.; SNG Copenhagen 61 var. (ΔI on reverse) - very rare variant.
(15 mm, 2.99 g 7h)
ex-BCD Collection; LHS 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 298.
4 commentsLloyd T
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian, Serdica mint, struck 274 AD, silvered Antoninian195 viewsIMP AVRELIAN AVG radiate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust dright
ORIENS AVG, XXIP Sol advancing left between captives
unlisted in RIC, Cohen 145 var.
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Roman Empire, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2430 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/Q//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1195 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2430 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/Q//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1
avers:- SEVERIN-AE-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
revers:- CONCOR-DIAE-M-ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exerg: -/Q//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,00g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-3, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2430 (Estiot),
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GREEK, Argolis, Hermione, 360-320/10 BC, AE Chalkous - BCD Peloponnesos 1297194 viewsWreathed head of Demeter Chthonia left / Torch flanked by E- P, all within wreath of grain ears.
Grandjean Group I, emission 2B, d33/r30 (this coin illustrated) = Pozzi (Boutin) 4276 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 1297; SNG Copenhagen 140-3.
(13 mm, 2.48 g, 12h)
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 81 (20 May 2009) Lot 2511; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale), purchased from Leu, January 1979; ex- S. Pozzi Collection, 4276 (Boutin).

This coin has a notable provenance, dating back to the turn of the twentieth century and the collection of the eminent Paris surgeon Professor Samuel Pozzi (1846-1918).
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Roman Empire, Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 179, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,193 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 179, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,
avers:- IMP-CAE-MAGNEN-TIVS-AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-LIB-ROMANOR, emperor, bare-headed & in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exerg: R dot F dot, diameter: 22-27mm, weight: 4,69g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC-179, C-,
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, 193 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, -/-//B, Sol faceing in spred quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-N-VICT-O, Sol faceing in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand. (No exergual line )
exergo: -/-//B, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p118, 2nd emission,
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Licinius L.F. Macer, AR Denarius192 views84 BC
3.75 - grams
Obv.: Diad. Bust of Apollo l., viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt.
Rev.: Minerva in quadriga r., holding spear and shield, C LICIINIVS L F / MECER IN EX.
Sear #274: RRC 354/1, CRR 732
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Greek, Mysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.192 viewsMysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 1,34g, axes:7h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 300-200 B.C., ref: SNG von Aulock 7526, Winterthur 2680.,
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3730, RIC V-I ???, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORD MILIT, -/-//XXIT, Bust-B1, Emperor and Concordia, #1192 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3730, RIC V-I ???, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORD MILIT, -/-//XXIT, Bust-B1, Emperor and Concordia, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: -/-//XXIT, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,34g, axes: 7h,
mint: Siscia, issue-4., off-3., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-., T-(Estiot)-3730, C-, LV 2164
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina II - AE dupondius191 viewsRome
147-150 AD
draped bust right
FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter
PVDICITIA
S C
RIC 1404 (b). C. 187 var. BMC 2159
13,54 g 25 mm
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos (305-281 BC), AR Drachm, Thrace190 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.34 g, 1h). Ephesos mint. Struck 294-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; tripod to inner left, Greek Z in exergue. Thompson 170 var. (monogram); Müller –; CNG 75, lot 114 corr. = Gorny & Mosch 152, lot 1287 (same obv. die); Numismatica Genevensis SA VII, lot 165 = Gorny & Mosch 155, lot 59. Superb EF, toned.

This issue parallels Thompson 170, which has the tripod to the inner left and a monogram on the throne or in exergue. For a drachm of the present variety, with the Greek Z on the throne, see CNG E-199, lot 98 (struck from the same die as the present coin).
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, AE Sestertius, AD 69-79. 190 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. Ć Sestertius (34mm, 23.90 g). Rome mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Roma standing left, holding Victory and sceptre.
RIC 443; Cohen 419.
Good VF, mottled green patina, light smoothing.

Ex CNG.
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm 189 views CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 125-88 BC
Hemidrachm, 13mm, 1.32g

O. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
R. Rose with bud to left; ANTAIOΣ above, P-O flanking rose, grape bunch to lower right; all within incuse square.

Jenkins group D, 86; HGC 6, 1463; SNG Keckman 664 var. (control), Karl 604 var. (obv. type); SNG von Aulock 8194 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 292 var. (same); SNG München -.

Plinthophoric issue. Antaios, magistrate. Rare symbol for this issue.

ex Sayles and Lavender
ex Triton XII
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - litra, Rome, 234-231 BC, 2,9 grammes189 viewslitra, Rome, 234-231 BC, 2,9 grammesFrans Diederik
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 161, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, 189 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 161, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V,
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-C, 5, B1, Laureate, head right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ V with in.
exergo: -/-//ΓSIS*, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,11g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320-321 AD., ref: RIC-VII-161, p-444, 3rd. off.,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba, AE Sestertius, RIC 256189 viewsMint: Roma between the beginning of August and the end of September 68 AD.
Dimensions:35mm/25,13grms, Réf: RIC 256
Obverse: SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG
Head right,laurate,bust draped of Galba.
Revers: S-C
Victory on left with palm branch and"palladium"
RRR
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Roman Empire, Aurelian Lion Mintmark188 viewsRIC (Rome) Vol. V page 272 number 625 commentsdougsmit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1790, RIC V-I 063, Rome, -/-/AXXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, #1188 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1790, RIC V-I 063, Rome, -/-/AXXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- ORIENS-AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand; at feet, on each side, a bound and seated captive, both head turned back; the captive on the left is in oriental dress, the captive on the right is bearded and in Gallic costume. (Sol 2e)
exerg: -/-/AXXIR, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, iss-10, ph-, off-1, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1790 (Estiot), RIC V-I 63, p-,
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GREEK, Bithynia, Prusias II / Herakles, 182 - 149 B.C.188 viewsBronze, 4.03 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Prusias facing right
wearing a winged diadem
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ right, ΠΡOΥΣΙOΥ left,
Herakles standing, left, holding club and
wearing a lionskin, monogram right
Sear 7268; BMC 13 p.210, 5
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - half litra, Rome, 234-231 BC, 1,43 grammes188 viewshalf litra, Rome, 234-231 BC, 1,43 grammes1 commentsFrans Diederik
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GREEK, Thasos, Tetradrachm188 viewsThasos: After 148BC
A: Dionysos. R: Herakles standing.

A pleasant example of a finer style. Multiple scratches and clear signs of circulation keeps it from the top dollar prize tag. Slight wave in the flan - a result of a broken reverse die. Die crack visible from A in the inscription to your right and to Herakles' upper arm to your left.

D=34 x 35.5 mm. W=16.75 grams. Dies at 12 o'clock.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TRAJAN AE Sestertius, 98-117 AD188 viewsTRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Ć Sestertius (32mm, 28.81 g). Struck 106 AD. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / Soldier on springing horse right, thrusting spear in right hand at Dacian falling forward before under horse's hooves; Dacian's head turned left and raising hands.
RIC II 534 var. (drapery on far shoulder); BMCRE 836; Cohen 508 var. (laureate only).
Ex CNG
From the Tony Hardy Collection.
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GREEK, Italy, Lucania, Velia188 views350-310 BC
AR Didrachm (21mm, 7.5g)
-Kleudoros Group-
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with griffin.
R: Lion prowling left; Φ above, engraver's monogram >E (Kleudoros) below, YEΛHTΩN in ex.
Williams 297 / SNG ANS 1312 / SNG Ashmolean 1233 / HN Italy 1289 / Sear 460v
ex Jack H. Beymer

"... cast earth upon my body
And seek haven in Velia once more..."
~ Vergil
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 074, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,187 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 074, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,
avers:- DN-CRISPO-NOB-CAES, 5b,B4, Laurate, draped and curiassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP, Two victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar two captives back in exergo.
exergo: -/-//two captives back, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,59g, axis:11h,
mint: Lugdunum, (Lyon), date: 319-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-74, p127, R4, altar mint: d,
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Philip V, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Munich 1167 , AE-21, Horseman right,187 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Philippos V, (221-179 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Munich 1167, Horseman right,
avers: Head of Herakles right,
revers: B - A at top left and right, horseman right, raising right arm in greeting, on horse prancing right, Φ-I at below left and right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 6,40g, axes: 8h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philippos V., date: 221-179 B.C., ref: AMNG 7; SNG Munich 1167.
Q-001
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Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,186 viewsJustinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large AISP, Chi-Ro above the large I, in exergue, mintmark TES.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 20-23,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0178, p-64
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius , RIC 626 185 viewsĆ Sestertius (23.82g, Ř 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS II!, laurate head right
Rev.: S C, Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her dress.
RIC 626; BMC 1289; Cohen 754; Strack 871; Banti 367 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4223.
ex Lodge Antiquities (UK, 2015)
Charles S
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 010, AE-3 Follis, wreath/Є//SMK, IOVI CONSER VATORI CAESS, R2!!185 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 010, AE-3 Follis, wreath/Є//SMK, IOVI CONSER VATORI CAESS, R2!!
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI-CONSER-VATORI-CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and Є in right in field.
exergo: wreath/Є//SMK, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,02g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, 5th. off., date: 317-320 AD., ref: RIC-VII-10, p644, R2 !!
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation), 185 viewsAnonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation),
(Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.)
averse: +ЄMMΔ VOHΛI instead of +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings", all S are "revers" !!!
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,6mm, weight: 9,04g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ancient (Barbar) Imitation., date: ??? A.D., ref: SB ???,
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Roman Empire, Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 415, Siscia, -/-//palm-ASIS-palm, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, #1185 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 415, Siscia, -/-//palm-ASIS-palm, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, #1
avers: - DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG-J8/A3L, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
revers: - No legend, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath.
exerg: -/-//palm-ASIS-palm, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 415, p-380,
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GREEK, Messenia, Messene, ca. 191-183 BC, AE Hemiobol or Hexachalkon (Hoover plate coin - HGC 5, 575) 185 viewsDiademed head of Demeter right. / Zeus Ithomatos standing right, hurling thunderbolt with right hand, eagle perched on left wrist, tripod to right; ME/ΞE in two lines in left field.
HGC 5, 575 (this coin) (S); BCD Peloponnesos 708 (this coin); Grandjean 222a (this coin illustrated); BMC 24 var.
(23 mm, 7.59 g, 1h)
ex-BCD Collection: LHS Numismatics 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 708
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, PHRYGIA, Prymnessus, MIDAS 185 viewsPHRYGIA, Prymnessus.
Autonomous Issue, Time of Gallienus, 253-268 AD.
Ć 24mm (7.87 gm, 11h).

BACILEVC MIDAC
draped bust of King Midas right, wearing Phrygian cap
R/ ΠΡΥΜ- ΝΗCCЄΩΝ , Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales in right hand, sceptre in left.
Von Aulock, Phrygiens II, 962 ; BMC Phrygia pg. 363, 16 same obverse die
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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Philip II, 16th Century AD184 viewsĆ 4 Maravedis. 3.3 grams.
Obv: Castle within coat of arms.
Rx: Lion within coat of arms.
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GREEK, Thrace, Chersonesos AR Hemidrachm184 views(400-350 BC)
Obv.: Forepart of lion, head turned.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse. Pellet / Crested helmet.
SNG Berry 502.
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Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia, 184 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia,
avers:- D N IVSTI NVS P AVG (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Large Chrisogram, N left E right.
exe: N/E//••, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0093, p-49,
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Thermus M.f. - Minucia-19184 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC. Q. Thermus M.f. 103 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Mars left / Two warriors fighting, the one on the left protecting fallen comrade, the other wearing horned helmet, Q THERM M F in exergue. Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, Babelon Minucia 19, RCV 1973 commentsBud Stewart
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus AE Antoninianus183 viewsProbus AE Antoninianus. Ticinum Mint, 281 AD. IMP C PROBVS AVG, radiate, mantled bust left holding eagle tipped scepter / PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left holding globe and scepter, Q to left, * right, SXXI in ex. RIC 490, Cohen 478.2 commentsDathan
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius - A.D. 141183 viewsRome mint
RIC III 64
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
Rev: CLEMENTIA AVG; Clementia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
Weight: 3.55 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 4935950103
Grade: AU55
Ty N.
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 225-200/190 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 10 A183 viewsStylised diademed head of mature Euthydemos right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on knee, PK monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 10 A; SNG ANS 138; Kritt B14; Mitchiner 94a; Qunduz 15-18. Baktra/Balkh mint ca. 210-206 BC.
(26 mm, 16.57 g, 12h)

The portrait on this coin is a stylized version of the mature portrait of the king, in which Euthydemos is made to appear more youthful and stronger than the realistic representation on preceding coins. This stylization appears to have been a propaganda response to the challenge posed by the invasion of Baktria by a more youthful Antiochos III in 208-206 BC. This portrayal of the king contrasts starkly with the elderly image that emerged on coinage in the years following the invasion by Antiochos III.
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, BRUTUS183 viewsQ. Caepio Brutus, AR Denarius - Military Mint travelling in Lycia, spring-early summer 42 BC
LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas right. / CAEPIO-BRVTVS-PRO-COS Plectrum, lyre, and filleted laurel branch. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5; Sear (Millennium) 1432; Seaby, Brutus 5. Minted in the spring to early summer of 42 BC by a military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
(18 mm, 3.71 g, 5h)
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Pisidia, Selge, 2nd-1st Century BC, AR Triobol 183 viewsHead of Herakles wreathed with styrax facing slightly right, lion's skin draped around neck, club in left field. / ΣEΛΓEΩN between club and sacred styrax plant on an altar, bucranium in right field.
SNG BN 1959; BMC 19, 260, 37; Sear GCV 5484.
(15 mm, 2.41 g, 12h)
ex- David P. Herman Collection

This facing head of Herakles is a miniature masterpiece of the engraver’s art, including such small details as the Adam’s apple of Herakles. The tilt of Herakles head and his semi-skyward gaze is reminiscent of the preferred portraiture of Alexander the Great for whom Herakles was a patron God. Following the death of Alexander the Great, Herakles became a favored subject for the facing head portrayal on Hellenistic coinage in contrast to the preceding period in which Athena dominated.
6 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #1183 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front. (G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, no exergual line, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,66g, axes:5h,
mint: Serdica 4ht emission, date: 277 A.D.,(80-81 A.D.), ref: RIC-V-II-877, p-113,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Pertinax182 viewsAR denarius. 193 AD. Laureate head right. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG. / Laetitia standing left holding wreath and sceptre. LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II.5 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- VOT X FK182 viewsObv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Rev: VOT / X / FK
RIC Carthage 35a

Noted in RIC simply as a Fraction, these coins seem fairly scarce for Constantius.

And no I did not clean this coin myself, bought this one as-is.
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 075, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,182 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 075, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,
avers:- DN-CRISPO-NOB-CAES, 5b,B5, Laurate, curiassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP, Two victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar two captives back in exergo.
exergo: -/-//two captives back, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,91g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, (Lyon), date: 319-320 AD., ref: RIC-VII-075, p-127, R4, altar mint: c,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Libius Severus AE4 461-465 Rome182 viewsObv: Indistinct Legend
Rev: Monogram
(There is supposed to be a small "c" in the top center of monogram, but there isn't one on this coin [the monogram is actually that of the barbarian Master of Soldiers, Ricimer, the power behind the throne]. I think the absence of the "c" could be attributable to a filled die.)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1182 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MI-LITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, NUMERIAN, Lugdunum mint, struck April 283 AD, silvered Denarius182 viewsIMP NVMERIANVS AVG laureate-headed and cuirassed bust right holding spear.
SPES PVBLICA Numerian and Carinus on horseback right.
Cohen 90 (20 Fr.), Bastien 526
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-A, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG, Extr. rare.!182 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-A, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG, Extr. rare.!
Probus (276-282) AE Antoninianus VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Serdica,
"This is a rare coin. I know only 2 other similar coins, both in private hands, none in public collections. One belongs to Philippe Gysen's collection, the other is CNG MBS 69, 8/6/2005, 1699 (the one which appears on Grzegorz's Probus site http://bkgk.powweb.com/probvs/rev-reverses.html ). The three coins appear to share the same pair of dies." by S. Estiot. Many thanks S. Estiot
avers:- IMP-DEO-ET-DOMINO-PROBO-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, diameter: 24mm, weight: 3,56g, axes:6h,
mint: Serdica 4ht emission, date: 279 A.D., ref: Not in RIC !!! extr. rare,
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3371, RIC V-I 160var, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, SALVS PVBLI, -/-//T, Bust-B1, Salus standing right, #1182 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3371, RIC V-I 160var, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, SALVS PVBLI, -/-//T, Bust-B1, Salus standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-CM-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. B1.
revers:- SALVS_PVBLI, Salus standing right, feeding snake held in r. hand from patera held in l. hand. Salus 2.
exerg: -/-//T, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 3,95g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 1st.issue, 3rd.off., date: 275 AD., ref: RIC-160var.,T-(Estiot)-3371, C-, LV 1342,
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GREEK, ITALY, LUCANIA, Velia - AR nomos181 views334-300 BC
Head of Athena left, wearing a crested Phrygian helmet decorated with a centaur
(KE) monogram of Kleudoros
Lion standing left devouring prey
A / Φ
YEΛHTΩN (unreadable)
Williams 328 (O174/R244); HN Italy 1294; SNG ANS 1337
7,19g
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1901, AE-Follis, Class K, MP/QV//--, (Alexius I. (1081-1118 A.D.), Constantinopolis, Mary, three-quarter length figure, #1181 viewsAnonymous Follis, SB 1901, AE-Follis, Class K, MP/QV//--, (Alexius I. (1081-1118 A.D.), Constantinopolis, Mary, three-quarter length figure, #1
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of large pellets.
reverse: MP-QV to left and right of Mary, three-quarter length figure, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large pellets.
exergue: MP/QV//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1068-1071 A.D., ref:SB 1901,
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GREEK, Macedonia, Lete, Satyr Silver Eighth Stater or Trihemiobol, 530-480 B.C. 180 views1.20 gm, 9.1 mm - lumpy fabric
Obv.: Naked satyr squatting right, veretrum tenens, one pellet right
Rev.: rough incuse square irregularly divided
BMC Macedonia p. 78, 12-14 var.; ANS 969; SNG Cop. 189., Sear 1301 (later version of this type)

*Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear - rated very fine and a good example of an early issue*
3 commentsJaimelai
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Providentia standing180 viewsHadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Providentia standing

Reference.
Strack 76; RIC 134; BMC 307;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right.

Rev. P M TR P COS III in field PRO AVG
Providentia standing left, resting on column, pointing at globe with Zodiac belts and holding sceptre.

3.50 gr
19 mm (max)
7h
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius180 viewsSilver denarius, 19mm, 3.5g, Rome 13 September-31 December 83 A.D., Carradice 83.2
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right
TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva 1

Unlisted in the standard references but a few other specimens entered collections to date.
FORVM AUCTIONS
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 032, AE-3 Follis, palm/S over•//SMN, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, R2!!180 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 032, AE-3 Follis, palm/S over•//SMN, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, R2!!
avers:- D-N-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b, B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-CAES-S, Jupiter stg. left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, holding Victory on globe. Palm in the left field at foot, S over • in right field.
exergo: palm/S over•//SMN, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,80g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 317-320 AD., ref: RIC-VII-32, p604, R2!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GALLIENUS. Silvered Antoninianus of Antioch. Struck A.D.266 - 268.180 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: MINERVA AVG. Minerva standing facing left, leaning on shield and holding spear in right hand. In exergue, VIIC, which denotes Gallienus' seventh consulate.
RIC V i : 617 Weight 3.7gms.

Gallienus was born c.A.D.213 and made co-emperor with his father, Valerian, soon after the latter's elevation in A.D.253 and became sole ruler after his father's capture by the Persians in A.D.260. He was murdered in camp at the seige of Milan in A.D.268 and buried in a tomb on the Via Appia.
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Roman Empire, Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Heraclea, RIC VII 079, -/-//SMHΔ, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R3!!!,180 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Heraclea, RIC VII 079, -/-//SMHΔ, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R3!!!,
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right .
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMHΔ, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 5h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 324-25 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-79, p-551,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus VOTIS DECENNALIBVS denarius180 viewsRIC 520 (2,9 gm, 19,5 mm).
Mint of Laodicea, 202 AD.

Rare ten years rule denarius!
Lustrous, sharp, well centering!

VOTIS DECENNALIBVS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian BMCRE 2180 viewsRome Mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 16 (R), BMC 2, RSC 5
Obv - Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev - Bare heads of Titus on l. and Domitian on r., facing one another.
VF

This coin was issued by Vespasian during the first year of his reign to announce the beginning of a new dynasty. After the chaos of the Civil War, Rome badly needed stability and Vespasian would provide it.

This has become one of my favorite coins in my collection. The toning is superb and the fine style of the portraits are to die for.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian AE Follis179 viewsRIC VI Trier 677a, cf. RIC VI Cyzicus 22-3 (Cyzicus mint, 305 - 307 A.D.)
10.854 g, 27.9 mm, die axis 180o
D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate bust right, wearing trabea, holding branch and mappa
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies, standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre
S-F across fields, KS in lower centre, PTR in exergue
Note from Wildwinds: This coin was actually struck in Cyzicus. The PTR was left over from the original dies sent to Cyzicus by the engravers in Trier. The mintmark is actually the KS in the lower center.
Rare
Ex: FORVM, the Martin Griffiths collection ("maridvnvm" of FORVM)
4 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Silvered Follis 179 views311-313 AD. Nicomedia mint.
Obv.: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right.
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO - Sol standing left in long robe, with raised right hand & holding up head of Serapis in left. SMN in ex., */A in l. field.
RIC 77b
Minos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Drachm178 viewsPrice P20
Abydus mint
Obv: head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev: FILIPPOU, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in right, scepter in left, horse leg left, Mo monogram under throne
Weight: 4.21 grams
Diameter: 17.9 mm
ICG#: 2011970101
Grade: VF30
Ty N.
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Roman Empire, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1553 (Estiot), RIC V-I 009, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEORVM, -/-//UXXT, Fides and Sol, #1178 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-1553 (Estiot), RIC V-I 009, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEORVM, -/-//UXXT, Fides and Sol, #1
avers:- SEVERINA-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
revers:- PRO-VIDEN-D-EOR, Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised and holding globe in left hand. (Fides and Sol 1)
exerg: -/-//UXXT, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 4,38g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, iss-4, off-5, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-9, T-1553 (Estiot), C-,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I AS RIC 195177 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. S - C in field
10.0 gr
Ref : RIC # 195, RCV # 10032, Cohen # 96

Although it's not superb, I posted this example here as it's far better than the one shown on Wildwinds. It's quite rare and I don't remember seeing a better one during the last few years.
4 commentsPotator II
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Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius177 viewsObv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right.
Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, emperor standing left, holding baton and spear, at the right two standards.
Mint: Rome, 236-238 AD.

32mm 21.38g

RIC 13; Cohen 14; BMC 213

Ex Münzenhandlung Manfred Olding, Lagerliste
Ex Reusing /Schürer Collection
Ex Münzenhandlung A. Riechman 1930 (65 Reichsmark)

Princeps Juventutis was a name of dignity even in the most flourishing days of the republic. It was an honorary appellation given to him who took the lead of the greater and lesser boys appointed to perform a part in the game of Troy (ad ludum Troja). The prince of the youth was, in the earlier times, the chief of the Equestrian Order. Under the empire, and from the very commencement of that monarchical form of government, this title, although simply honorary, appears to have been given, as an apanage, to such young princes of the imperial family as were destined to reign, and was sometimes conferred on them at a very early age. (Numiswiki, FAC)
6 commentskc
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DOMITIAN as Caesar.177 viewsAR denarius. 80-81 AD. 3.39 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII / Corinthian helmet on draped seat. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS.
RIC 271 (Titus). RSC 399a

3 commentsbenito
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1276var., AE-19.177 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 1276 var
avers:- Head of hero Perseus right, wearing petasos surmounted by griffin's head; harpa to right.
revers:- B-A above eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, Π-E across fields,.
exerg: Π/E//*, diameter: 19mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, "Perseus/eagle", date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 1276 var.,
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON SBCV-1998 177 viewsDOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6A GR 1125

OBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 18.5/20mm

Weight 4.2

These issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire. This issue is heavier than most listed types. Variations of Isaac Comnenus coinage seem more common than the Byzantine Emperors, in this case the sash on the Emperors waist.

I have decided not clean this coin any further,I think it is attractive as it stands.

DOC list 4 examples with a weight of 2.81 to 2.84 and sized at 19mm to 21mm
1 commentsSimon
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GREEK, Ionia, Herakleia ad Latmon, 155 - 145 B.C.176 viewsHerakleia ad Latmon, Ionia, 155 - 145 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, SNG von Aulock 1977, Pozzi 2453, EF, Herakleia ad Latmon mint, weight 16.351g, maximum diameter 34.6mm, die axis 270o, obverse head of Athena right, wearing necklace and winged and crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos and five horses; reverse HRAKLEWN, club within oak-wreath; ethnic, owl and two monograms across fields3 commentsJoe Sermarini
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CELTIC, Gaul, Aulerci Eburovices electrum Hemistater (60-50 BC)176 viewso/ Stylized human head left, hair represented by three parallel lines; behind, a serie of dots and a little cross; below, a jewel; beaded cord around the cheek and a small boar upside down at the base of the neck
r/ Stylized horse leaping left, with the remains of the auriga above the horse, a boar left between the legs, a sort of Y before the horse's chest.
Titulature avers : Anépigraphe.
Description avers : Tęte humaine stylisée ŕ gauche, les cheveux figurés par trois lignes parallčles ; derričre, séries de globules et une croisette ; au-dessous, un fleuron ; cordon perlé entourant la joue ; un petit sanglier ŕ l’envers ŕ la base du cou.
Titulature revers : Anépigraphe.
Description revers : Cheval stylisé bondissant ŕ gauche, avec les restes de l'aurige au-dessus du cheval ; un sanglier ŕ chauche entre les jambes ; une sorte de Y devant le poitrail du cheval.
Extremely rare (horse left).
19mm. 2.79g
DT 2406
1 commentsAugustin Caron
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Šišman (1371–1395) AR Half Groší (Youroukova & Penchev-12176 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, Child on breast; M Θ across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Ivan Šišman, holding cross-tipped scepter; monograms across field
SpongeBob
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - litra, Rome, 269-240 BC, 2,5 grammes176 viewslitra, Rome, 269-240 BC, 2,5 grammesFrans Diederik
Crispus_AE-3-Follis_FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES_CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM_VOT-V-_TSDeltaVI_RIC-113_C-xx_Thessalonica_320-AD__Q-001_18-19mm_3,24g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!176 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5,B4.l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/ V with in.
exergo: -/-//TSΔVI, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113, p-512, 4th.off., R4!!!
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, S/F/ΓSIS, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!176 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, S/F/ΓSIS, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/ΓSIS, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p438,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta Sestertius BMC 230, 2 KNOWN176 viewsAE Sestertius - 27.89 grams, 6 h

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
Rev: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI

"Two spec. known previously: BMC 230, pl. 60.1, ex Capt. Smyth no. 361, "purchased at Mr. Willet's sale, in 1834," and my coll. ex NAC 1995, Friedrich Coll., lot 1701.

Surprisingly all three spec. are from different obv. and rev. dies.

The same type must have been struck on sestertii of Septimius and Caracalla too, but no specimens are known.

I know the obverse die in combination with five rev. dies of the type VICT BRIT TR P III COS II S C, Victory seated r. on arms, inscribing shield.

Date of that type is after Dec. 10, 210 (Geta becomes TR P III), but before news of Septimius' death at York on 4 Feb. 211 reached Rome (whereupon Geta became P P, not recorded in the VICT BRIT legend).

The ADVENTVS AVGVSTI type is exactly contemporaneous, and proves that, doubtless because of Septimius' illness, the emperors had made the decision to return to Rome and had communicated that intention to the Senate and people of the capital even before Septimius died.

BMC calls the figure leading the horse a "soldier". However, it seems to be a female with bare r. breast, therefore Virtus or Roma. She is helmeted, carries a vexillum over her r. shoulder, and leads the horse by the reins with her l. hand.

The emperor on horseback is laureate, wears military dress, raises his r. hand in greeting, and holds a spear pointing upwards under his l. arm." Curtis Clay
2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea, AR denarius176 viewsObverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: VENVS GENETRIX. Venus standing facing left, holding apple and sceptre.
RIC IVii 355 (Severus Alexander); C 72.
Optimus
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Alexander and Mikhail 1331-1355176 viewsObv: Fortified Walls
Rev: Czar and Son Holding Long Cross Between Them
Moushmov Pl. LXIII, 4-12
Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Otho denarius, RIC 20var.176 viewsRIC II 2nd ed. lists this type in gold only,although it is the least rare PONT MAX reverse Otho denarius. This is the best of its type known in my view. With full legends, an unusual small portrait and a great reverse. Weight 3.61 gr. 5 commentsjmuona
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Roman Imperators, Mark Antony & Octavian, 43 to 33 BC.175 viewsMarcus Antonius, 43–33 BC.
AR Denarius, Ephesus mint, spring-summer 41 BC.
Obv. M ANT IMP AVG III R P C M BARBAT Q P (MP and AV in monogram), bare head of M. Antonius right.
Rev. CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, bare head of Octavianus right.
RSC 8 (I, 128); Crawford 517/2; Sydenham -.
3,83g, 19mm.
Provenance: Dr.Busso Peus Nachf, Auction 395, lot 232.
1 commentsapyatygin
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the great, Tetradrachm175 viewsstruck by Kassandros in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, 351-355 AD Sandy Patina Fallen Horseman 175 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Right Bust, Pearl and Rosette Diademed, Draped and Cuirassed

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Spearman, Horseman reaching.

Gamma in left Field.

ALEA in Exergue

RIC 72
6 commentsDino
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC VII 153, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PT, DOMINOR•NOSTROR•CAESS, VOT/•/V, R4!!!175 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC VII 153, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PT, DOMINOR•NOSTROR•CAESS, VOT/•/V, R4!!!
avers:- CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Diademed (laureate) cuirassed bust right.
revers:- DOMINOR•NOSTROR•CAESS, VOT/•/V, in wreath.
exerg: -/-//PT, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Ticinum, date: , ref: RIC VII 153 p-153,
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GREEK, Phoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C175 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C

AE 20.75mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 129 with gimel (G) below.
4 commentsArados
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Alexander and Mikhail 1331-1355175 viewsObv: Monogram
Rev: Czar and Son with Long Staff Between Them
Moushmov Pl. LXIX, 14
Laetvs
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Roman Republic, Anonymous, AR Victoriatus175 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
Minos
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- VOT XX Gamma174 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: VOT / XX / Gamma
RIC Rome 88a

Noted simply as a Fraction in RIC, these coins seem fairly scarce for Constantius.
roscoedaisy
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Roman Empire, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2827 (Estiot), RIC V-I 016, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA AVG G, *//KA Δ, Emperor and Concordia, #1174 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2827 (Estiot), RIC V-I 016, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA AVG G, *//KA Δ, Emperor and Concordia, #1
avers: SEVERINA-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
revers: CONCORDIA-AVG-G, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Concordia 1)
exerg: *//KA Δ, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: 3,88g, axes: 11h,
mint: Serdica, iss-8, ph-3, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-16, T-2827 (Estiot), LV 10060-1,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, denarius173 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63

Clickable for larger image
4 commentsJay GT4
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, Hiketas II, 287-278 BC, AE 21 173 viewsWreathed head of Kore right; ΣYPA in right field. / Charioteer in biga galloping right, star above, ΠX in exergue.
SNG ANS 763 var. (torch symbol on obverse; X in exergue of reverse).
(21 mm, 9.41 g, 5h)
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III, Medium Bronze172 viewsPtolemy III Eugertes
Alexandria Mint, 246-241BC
AE hemidrachm, 40.38mm 42.75g
Svoronos 1166
crawforde
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GREEK, Phoenicia, Tyre - Attic didrachm172 viewsTyre. Uzzimilk (?) 357-333 BC. Attic didrachm, 8.67g.
Obv: Bearded god (Melqarth?) riding winged hippocamp to right, holding
bow. Beneath, waves. Guilloche border.
Rx: Owl standing to right, head facing, with crook and flail. In right field,
Phoenician numerals. Guilloche border.
1 commentsCaffaro
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Roman Empire, Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 218, -/-//ESIS Crescent in crescent, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, C2!,172 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 218, -/-//ESIS Crescent in crescent, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, C2!,
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right, with two-row necklace.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//εSIS Crescent in crescent, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 328-29 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-218, p-453, C2,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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GREEK, Phokis, Federal Coinage, AE 15, 354-352 BC, struck under Onymarchos - BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131172 viewsFacing bull’s head draped with sacrificial fillet.
ONY/MAP/XOY in three lines; all within laurel wreath.
BCD Lokris/Phokis 301.2 (this coin); BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131. (16 mm, 4.21 g, 2h)
ex- CNG; ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55 (8 October 2010) Lot 301 (part of)

Most of these coins were withdrawn from circulation and melted down at the end of the Third Sacred War. Surviving examples are very rare, less than a couple of dozen known.The coin bears the name of Onymarchos, the second Phokian strategos (general) in the third to fifth years of the Third Sacred War. It is amongst the first mainland Greek coins of its time to bear the full name of a living Greek.
2 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 383/2 BC. 171 viewsAR Tetrobol (13mm, 2.4 g, 9h).
Olynthos mint.
Laureate head of Apollo left / Kithara.
SNG ANS 524
2 commentsDino
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Pub Lentulus Pf Ln Spinther. 71 BC. AR Denarius171 viewsobv:Head of Hercules right - Q.S.C.
rev:Genius of the Roman People seated facing with cornucopiae & scepter; Nike flying above & crowning Genius
ref:Cr397/1; Syd 791
Rare
2 commentsberserker
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GREEK, Metapontum, Lucania171 viewsAR Didrachm (21mm, 7.8g)
O: Head of Demeter right, wreathed in grain and wearing triple earring and necklace; ΔAI under chin.
R: Ear of barley with seven grains, leaf to right; plow above leaf, MAX below, META to left.
SNG ANS 470 / SNG Cop 1227 / HN Italy 1581 / Johnston C-1 / Sear 416

Founded around 700 BC by Achaean colonists, Metapontum was located at the north of the Gulf of Taras between the rivers Bradanus and Casuentus.
1 commentsEnodia
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Greek, Mysia, Pergamon, (Early 3rd Cent. B.C.), AR-Diobol, McClean 7668, ΠERΓAMH, Cult statue of Athena facing,171 viewsMysia, Pergamon, (Early 3rd Cent. B.C.), AR-Diobol, McClean 7668, ΠERΓAMH, Cult statue of Athena facing,
avers: Head of young beardless Herakles right.
revers: ΠERΓAMH, Cult statue of Athena facing, brandishing spear and holding shield.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 1,25g, axes: 10h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: Early 3rd Cent. B.C., ref: McClean 7668
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus MINERVA denarius171 viewsRIC 61 (3,67 gm, 19,5 mm).
Mint of Rome, 195 AD.

Wide & bold coin.
Completed "medal" obverse
with a rare style of portrait.
It is looks like an early
Rome mint portraits on sestertii!
Unusual specimen for this type!

MINERVA
2 commentsneander
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GREEK, IONIA, MILETOS, OBOL170 viewsObol – Hemihekte (8mm, 1.15 g)

O - Forepart of lion right, roaring head reverted left
R - Stellate pattern in incuse square.

SNG Kayhan 476-82; SNG Copenhagen 944-53
1 commentsrobertpe
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus Caesar, AR Denarius - 2 B.C. to 4 A.D.170 viewsLugdunum mint
RIC 207
Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Rev: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on l. a simpulum r. and on r. a lituus l.
Weight: 3.79 grams
Diameter: 19.8 mm
ICG#: 5729290101
Grade: EF40
3 commentsThi N
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon under Seleukos as satrap 170 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, ancient Greek Zeta beneath throne, circled ΣIEP monogram above grape bunch to left.
SC Ad 43.13; Price P155 (Arados).
Babylon II workshop 317/16 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 320- 315 BC.
(26 mm, 17.16 g, 8h)
8 commentsLloyd T
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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4002, RIC V-I 208, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, E//KA, Bust-D1, Victory and Emperor, #1170 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4002, RIC V-I 208, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, E//KA, Bust-D1, Victory and Emperor, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:-SPE-S-PVBLICA, Victory stg. r., holding wreath in r. hand and palm against l. shoulder, facing Emperor in military dress stg. l., r. hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in l. hand. (Vict-Emp-2).
exerg: E//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,87g, axes: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, issue-1., off-5., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-208, T-(Estiot)-4002,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius - A.D. 108170 viewsRome mint
RIC II 121
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Weight: 3.37 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 5729290102
Grade: EF40
2 commentsTy N.
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AV Stater169 viewsObverse shows Athena right.

Certified authentic by David R Sear.
2 commentsgoldcoin
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Sirmium RIC VIII-066169 viewsAR Siliqua
Sirmium mint, 355-361 A.D.
21mm, 3.08g
RIC VIII-66

Obverse:
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Pearled-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
VOTIS
XXX
MVLTIS
XXXX
.SIRM.
Legend within wreath.
3 commentsrubadub
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides Megas - Tetradrachm169 viewsObv: Within a circular bead-and-reel border, Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear.

Rev: Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, holding palm fronds and spears; monogram in lower right field, Greek semi-circular legend on top "BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY" and at bottom "EYKPATIΔOY" meaning '(of) Great King Eucratides'.

Bopearachchi 6W, SNG ANS 469-471

The helmeted Eucratides tetradrachm is one of the most popular and sought-after coins of the Bactrian series. Certainly it boasts one of the best Hellenistic portrait of all times. Eukratides also minted the largest known Gold Coin of Antiquity, a massive 20 Stater coin weighing 169.2g with a huge flan size of 58mm. Perhaps it was a commemorative victory medal to celebrate Eucratides's conquest of "India," presumably some land south of the Hindu Kush, perhaps Gandhara.
4 commentsmitresh
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, AE As, LIBERALITAS AVG169 viewsAttribution: RIC 729 {variant, bust type not listed} (RIC II)
Date: 117-138 AD

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS laureate heroic bust left
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG COS III PP Liberalitas with cornucopiae

Size: 28mm
Weight: 11.45 grams

Comments from Curtis Clay...
c. 129-131 AD according to my reconstruction, assuming an approximately even production of denarii year by year from 128-138. I see no likelihood in Mattingly's assumption that the mint of Rome struck few coins while Hadrian was away on his second great tour of the provinces, which would result in a later date for your coin.

The coinage of 128-138 is very difficult to date, because the coins bear no titles that specify the year of striking and virtually none of the events commemorated - such as the largesse on your coin - can be firmly dated from other sources.
That's a very fine As, and rather scarce too I think, especially with portrait left.

and also...
Strack, Hadrian 819, reports this middle bronze with head laureate left, maybe just like Brian's, from the St. Pertersburg collection.
5 commentsAnemicOak
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 034, palm/•/B//SMN, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, R1!169 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 034, palm/•/B//SMN, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, R1!
avers:- DN-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-NOB-C, 6d, B4, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- PROVIDENTIAE_CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; palm in left down and • over B in right in field.
exergo: palm/•/B//SMN, diameter: 19mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, 2nd. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-34, p605, R1!,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #1169 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 003, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Emperor standing front, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Emperor standing front, head left, between two standards, raising right hand and holding long sceptre.
exerg: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,07g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-03, p-, C-55
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Side, c. 155 - 36 B.C.168 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Greek Coin Hoards In Turkey 505 ff., gVF, Side mint, weight 16.179g, maximum diameter 30.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Athena right in a crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Nike advancing left, extending wreath in right, pomegranate left, KLE-YX (magistrate's name) below;
4 commentsPhiloromaos
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BYZANTINE, Basil II the Bulgarslayer, AV Histamenon, Constantinopolis167 views548. Basile II le Bulgarochtone (976-1025), AV histamenon, 1001-1005 (?), Constantinople.
Obv : B. du Christ nimbé de face, bénissant et tenant les Evangiles. Trois groupes de sept globules dans les bras de la croix.
Rev : B. de Basile et de Constantin de face, tenant entre eux une croix patriarcale. Manus Dei au-dessus de la tęte de Basile.
Ref.: S., 1798; R., 1941; B.N. 13; D.O. 4a.
4,23gm, Rare.

Under Basil, the empire expanded in all directions. He conquered Bulgaria, as his name suggests, and recovered Antioch from the Arabs.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Drachm167 viewsMiletos mint (336-323).
Price 2090
Minos
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- Genio Populi Romani Unlisted Officina167 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI
.SISC.
Gamma in right field
RIC 106a unlisted officina

Though a very popular reverse type for the Tetrarchs, this coin is only recorded for officina B and is listed as Rare, as are all 6 types in this rare issue (blank|A,B,Gamma / .SISC.). Curtis Clay surmises that all 6 of them were produced by all 3 officinae , making 18 variants. RIC records 8 of them, mine adds a 9th and there should be 9 more out there, though very rare indeed!
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Roman Empire, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!167 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 3,07g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 4th-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-123-p439, R3!!!
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BYZANTINE, JOHN III DUCAS, AE Tetarteron S- 2117 DOC 59 167 viewsOBV Cross within crescent-shapeped ornament decorated with pellets.
REV Half length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision , collar-piece and paneled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. a globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
Size 19mm/16mm. Weight 1.8 gm

DOC lists 5 examples with weights from 1.55 gm to 2.54 and sizes 15mm to 20mm All odd shaped in size

I believe this to be the nicest I've seen but it is close. The coin has nice highlights, sand filled patina and nice eye appeal. When grading this coin keep in mind the denomination being small and rarely struck with perfection but this one definitely has it's charms.
Simon
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commerative, Urbs Roma, Arles - RIC VII 373167 viewsCity Commerative AE3
obv: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted bust of Roma left, wearing imperial cloak.
rev: She-wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above, wreath between them. Wreath above.
exergue: SCONST
Struck 333-334 A.D. at Arles
RIC VII 373 (R3)
Van Meter 2
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GREEK, Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Moriaseis, Zeus / Six-rayed star, 185-168 B.C*167 viewsBronze Ć 19
5.89 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev.: Six-rayed star; M-OP-IA-ΣE-Ω-N between rays
Katalog Münzauktion Essen 64 (1992) no. 47;
P.R. Franke, MOPIAΣEΩN - Die erste Münze eines bislang unbekannten thrakisch-makedonischen Stammes, in: V. Spinoi - L. Munteanu, Miscellanea numismatica antiquitatis in honorem septagenarii magistri Virgilii Mihailescu, Bucarest 2008, p. 67-68.

* One of two coins (same dies) known from this obscure tribe - see P.R. Franke's paper for additional details.
** The other known coin recently went to auction: Heidelberger Münzhandlung Auction 64 Lot 150
*** A third coin has surfaced: CNG eAuction 346 Lot 27
4 commentsJaimelai
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BYZANTINE, Nicephorus I (802-811) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1607)167 viewsObv: crowned busts facing of Nicephorus with short beard, on left and Stauracus, unbearded, on right, each wearing chlamys, cross between their heads
Rev: large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, A below
2 commentsSpongeBob
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