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CarausiusDiocletianMaximian.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus4233 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 NEM2631 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.1904 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" Tetradrachm1843 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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BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)1793 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, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1788 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
25 commentsPetitioncrown
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius1748 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
10 commentsNoah
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, TEMPLE1462 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, Titus, AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma.1449 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I, Argenteus1441 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 : 551430 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, Libertas1423 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, Theodosius II Solidus1321 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 : 266.1311 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 Thrace1302 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla -Aegis denarius1196 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, HADRIANVS BRITANNICVS1184 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")
21 commentsPetitioncrown
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61182 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, Trajan Decius - FELICITAS SAECVLI1179 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, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR1179 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 PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Nicopolis ad Istrum1177 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Æ 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, Aurelian Victoria1124 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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Roman Empire, Balbinus (238 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 010, Rome, CONCORDIA AVG G,1123 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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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille, Ferdinand & Isabella, AN Double Excelente, Struck c.A.D.1479-1504.1071 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, Procopius ae3, Constantinople1062 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 Empire, Constantine I (307-337 AD.) AE-3 Follis, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Sirmium, #2,1061 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 REPUBLIC, Aes Grave1060 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 1181046 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, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.1008 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 REPUBLIC, L. Papius. Denarius, 79 B.C.1004 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINUS II Caesar Victory bust995 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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GREEK, Italy, Campania - Neapolis961 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 Medallion944 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,943 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
3 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, DECVRSIO897 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 follis882 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 Constantinople873 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 G867 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 NOSTR855 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 C854 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:119b829 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
2 commentsthe_Apostate
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GREEK, Apollonia Pontika828 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 Follis823 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.821 views22 commentsRomaVictor
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ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8807 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, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint795 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, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.790 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 #8789 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, Severus Alexander Denarius785 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Pupienus, denarius, RIC 1783 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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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor772 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. 760 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 I748 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 - Pax738 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
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR, denarius730 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
Kyrenaikadidrachm.jpg
GREEK, Kyrenaika, AR Didrachm726 viewsExcellent Kyrenaikan Didrachm from Magistrate/Ptolemy I period.6 commentsalexB
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC720 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 310-313715 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, Diadumenianus713 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, 709 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint708 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 Follis706 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, 705 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
5 commentsquadrans
Alexander_temnos_tetradrachm~0.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm695 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
Myrina~0.jpg
GREEK, Myrina Tetradrachm693 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.
Ø 34 mm, 16.52 g.
Sacks Issue 39, BMC Troas 13.
Almost EF, minor porosity, recently cleaned.
10 commentsPscipio
Bactria,_Demetrios_I_Tetradrachm_~0.jpg
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C692 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,692 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 84682 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
Bactria,_Antimachos_I_AR_Tetradrachm~1.jpg
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E681 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Thessalonica. RIC VIII : 225681 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 AE3681 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
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Justinianus D~0.jpg
BYZANTINE, Justinianus I.677 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).
2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Thessalonica, RIC VII 154670 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) : 162670 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
45 -Rheskuporis II Sestertius~0.JPG
GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius669 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
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,668 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 52666 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 Antioch664 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 Variant662 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 AD662 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 Heraclea649 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,644 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
Julius Caesar~0.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar638 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
Kroisoshalfstater~0.jpg
GREEK, Lydian Half-Stater638 viewsCroesus 550BC2 commentsalexB
Antioch Billon Tetra Prieur 443cf.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Philip I Antioch Billon Tetradrachm632 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, #01631 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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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!629 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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procopius.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, PROCOPIUS Ae3 NICOMEDIA Mint614 viewsBest portrait for this type4 commentsgb29400
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius, Antoninianus613 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 Antoninianus609 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Florian, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, RIC 16, Bust Type C606 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
4 commentsmaridvnvm
SPQR~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I -SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Rome RIC 349606 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 F600 viewsEmperor on horseback L, arm raised, ADVENTVS AVG, trampling captive. Rome mint, exe R crescent delta.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
ISAACIIbestot.jpg
BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5594 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
GLORIAEXERCITVS~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I591 viewsCONSTANTINUS I, “THE GREAT”, 307-337 AD. Centenional (2,5 gr.; Æ = 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 denarius588 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
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, 584 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,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MARIUS -- Gallic Empire581 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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08800p00~0.jpe
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus, early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D., Postumus Consecration Issue580 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 AS578 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
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Large Bronze570 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 158566 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 574560 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 H560 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)556 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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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576554 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.
9 commentsLloyd T
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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,553 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 EMPIRE, Quietus Antoninianus553 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 666553 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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Byzantine, Isaac II. Angelus (1185-1195 A.D.), SB 2005, AE-Tetarteron, Thessalonica,552 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, Postumus - FIDES MILITVM552 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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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Triens543 viewsTriens caput equitis by Plinius. PLINIUS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus As/Sestertius541 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.
Ø 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 Siliqua541 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 Republic, Sergius Silius539 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, Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-487, Rozette-MOnETA-•-REGnI-•-VnGARIE, cross, B-I,537 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" Tetradrachm536 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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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, #01536 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, Coded Mule: obv Maximian & rev Diocletian532 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, 531 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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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664528 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
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Roman Empire, Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 032a, Alexandria, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,527 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 Sestertius526 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.521 viewsAes grave sextans. Scallop shell.1 commentsPLINIUS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 223521 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)520 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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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 110, Siscia, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!, #2520 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, CLAUDIUS II Gothicus. Commemorative AE Posthumous Antoninianus of Mediolanum, struck 270 - 271.514 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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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes AR stater (395-338 BC) 509 viewso/ Boeotian shield.
R/ Decorated amphora with two handles; ΚΑ-ΛΛΙ
12.25g. 22.06mm
SNG Cop 340
7 commentsAugustin Caron
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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Castile and Leon, Alfonso VIII508 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, Pyrrhos507 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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Gordianus-III__AE-Sest_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_LAETITIA-AVG-N_S-C_Roma-241-43-RIC-300a_Q-001_20_05g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 300a, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N,506 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 558503 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, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC500 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, 498 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,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE3 Heraclea 355-363 AD494 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, Lucius Verus Denarius494 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, Philip I - FELICITAS TEMP492 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, 492 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 Collection490 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 Tetradrachm487 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 denarius483 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, Drachm476 viewsÆ-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.
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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,474 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, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos [unlisted rev. die]473 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.
12 commentsSam
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GREEK, Pantikapaion Issue470 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 188463 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 294462 viewsRIC VII Arles 294

Arles
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula as 461 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.


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Roman Empire, Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, RIC VI 076a, Siscia, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,460 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, 459 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 Antoninian459 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, 459 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, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in , Siscia, FELICITAS AVG N, Bust-C, -/-//XXI, Felicitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!457 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, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 033, Thessalonica, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/ •TS • A •, S2!,456 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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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,
Q-001
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC AE Trichalkon - Bopearachchi Series 5E453 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus450 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 weight450 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!!!450 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 471445 viewsMint:Roma
71 AD
dimensions: 26mm/11.74grms,
Obverse : IMP CAES VESPASI[AN AVG] COS III.
“Imperator Cæsar 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 Sestertius444 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, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., AV Stater440 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 1437 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 17, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R4!!!436 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, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 48var, Heracleia, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate,435 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, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Trier mint 426 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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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC425 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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Roman Empire, Severus Alexander denarius425 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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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), 424 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, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)423 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.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 465-454 BC, AR Tetradrachm421 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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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.420 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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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Theoupolis (Antioch), 582-602, AE Follis 414 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 IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius412 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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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,411 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,
Q-001
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm410 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 EMPIRE, Crispus Solidus - "Heroic bust"409 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, Attica, Athens, 393 - 370 BC, AR Tetradrachm 409 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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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,406 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 IMPERATORS, OCTAVIAN Denarius RIC 255405 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
8 commentsPotator II
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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.D401 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!,399 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,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans
Kyzikos_AE9-12_0_78g~0.jpg
GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12398 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
R088.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus397 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - AR Tetradrachm - LAODICEE, 202-2115 commentsAlwin
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus395 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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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Tetradrachm, 323-315 BC 394 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
7 commentsrobertpe
Licinius-I_AE-3-Follis_IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG-2-J1_l-_IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI-AVGG_koszoru-A-_SMK_RIC-VII-9-p644-1st-off_-c2_Cyzicus_317-20-AD__Q-001_axis-5h_18mm_2,85g-sa.jpg
Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 009, Cyzicus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, 393 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,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, AE3 Siscia RIC VII 177.391 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!!!
Q-001
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Galerius_AE-Follis_DIVO-GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANO_FORTI-FORTINAE_B-over_Mu_SIS_RIC-VI-224-p-483_Siscia-312-AD-Scarce_Q-001_axis-6h_24-26mm_4,68g-s.jpg
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,391 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,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Severus III +~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Libius Severus (Severus III), Struck under the Visigoths386 viewsVISIGOTHS, Gaul. Uncertain king. AD 417-507. AV Solidus (4.38 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Libius Severus (Severus III), circa AD 461-466. D N HBIVS SEVE-RVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing facing, right foot on human-headed serpent, holding long cross and Victory: R-A//COMOB. RIC X 3755 var. (obv. legend); MEC 1, 175 var. (same)2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As384 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, Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue Lion383 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, Postumus AR Antoninianus382 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
AD240_tetradrachm_11_02gr_150~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordian III AR Tetradrachm381 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
RI 132jt img.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Ticinum RIC 347var. Bust type C front (PXXT)381 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.

Maridvnvm
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos, stater380 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.
sseverus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81379 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

6 commentsPotator II
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GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm379 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.

5 commentsmaridvnvm
Constantius-I_AE-Follis_CONSTANTIVS_NOB_CAES_FELIX_ADVENT_AVGG_NN__H_left,_PKT_RIC_VI_24a_Carthage__298_A_D__Q-001_0h_25-28,5mm_10,38ga-s.jpg
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, #1378 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,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans
Constantine1~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine 1377 viewsCONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. Æ 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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Crispus_AE-3-Follis_IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES_BEATA-TRANQVILLITAS_VO-TIS-XX_dotPTRdot_RIC-VII-372-p197_Treveri-C3_322-3-AD_Q-001_axis-0h_19,5mm_2,51g-s.jpg
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!,
Q-001
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Karoly-Robert_Den_U-376_C2-021_H-476_REX_KAROLVS_-_Q-001_15mm_0_92g-s.jpg
Medieval, Hungary, Karoly Robert (Anjou)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-376, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily,376 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,
Q-001
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Greek, Thessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !375 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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PhocasS671.JPG
BYZANTINE, Phocas & Leontia, AE Follis, Struck c.A.D.602-603 at Antioch375 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
7 commentsLaetvs
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-INVICT-AVG-(F)_RESTITVTOR-ORBIS_MS_KAdotAdot_RIC-Not-in_C-Serdica_AD_Q-001_axis-0h_22,5mm_3,51g-s.jpg
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 375 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 !!!
Q-001
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Medium Bronze - Isis Head Type374 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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Postumus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-POSTVMVS-PF-AVG_LAETITIA-AVG_RIC-V-II-73-p-343_C-167_Lugdunum_260-69-AD___Q-001_axis-7h_22mm_3,02g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 073, Cologne? or Trier?, LAETITIA AVG, 374 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,
Q-001
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RI 132iw img~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Rome) (RΓ)367 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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VIM_Gordianus-III_AE-21_Dup_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG,_PMSC_OL-VIM_AN-IIII_241_Pick-84_PM-1-32-1_Mus-x_Q-001_axis-0h_mm_g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 01-32-01, AE-Dupondius, #1367 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,
Q-001
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Aemilianus_AR-Ant_IMP-AEMILIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_MARTI-PACIF_RIC-IV-III-5b-p195_C-22_253-AD_R_Q-001_axis-1h_19-22,5mm_3,25g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Aemilianus (253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 005b, Rome, MARTI PACIF, Rare!366 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!,
Q-001
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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.)
2 commentsdupondius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 63. Antioch mint364 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 Lugdunum364 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.


* gb29400
2 commentsgb29400
Gordianus-III_AG-Den__IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_PM-T-R-P-III-COS-II-P-P_RIC-IV-III-115-p-27_C-243_Rome_241-243-AD_Rare_Q-001_axis-0h_21mm_3,54g-s.jpg
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,
Q-001
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Postumus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-POSTVMVS-PF-AVG_VICTORIA-AVG_RIC-V-II-234-p-355_C-386_Lugdunum-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_21-24mm_2,62g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 234, Lugdunum, VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left,363 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,
Q-001
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RI 132ja img~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 204 - Bust type H (R in exe)356 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
maridvnvm
RI 132jo img~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type G355 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
1 commentsmaridvnvm
Rhodes_AR_Didrachm_1_CNG.jpg
GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes352 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
4 commentscarthago
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus Tetradrachm351 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.

4 commentsJay GT4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Follis 349 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- GENIO POPVLI ROMANI349 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, LICINIUS II VIRTUS EXERCIT349 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
7 commentsgb29400
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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, 349 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, 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, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-3084 (Estiot), RIC V-I 018, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1348 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
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos stater with Ba'al countermark347 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, 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 !!!347 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.,
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Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea, Felicitas344 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, CONSTANTIUS II, Light miliarense RIC 252, Ferrando II plate coin343 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, #1341 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitan, Dupondius, Ceres340 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 EMPIRE, Philip I/Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus339 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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BYZANTINE, Basil II 976-1026 Class A2 Anonymous Follis338 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE, Ornament Above and Below
Sear 1813
2 commentsLaetvs
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus/Didrachm338 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, Constantine I AE3338 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, 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, #1338 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
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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, #1338 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Balbinus, AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck 238 AD336 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.)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta Caesar CASTOR334 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285334 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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ISLAMIC, Egypt, dinar, year 422 h.333 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, PHILIP II, Æ Sestertius, Rome mint, struck 244-245 AD333 viewsM IVL PHILIPPVS CAES bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Philipp standing right
RIC 843, Cohen 55
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GREEK, Cilicia, Nagidos AR Stater332 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)332 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
Minted in Serdica (KAΔ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 877 var. Bust type H. (RIC does not list this entry with this bust type)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DIOCLETIAN Follis RIC VI 41331 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, #1330 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
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit326 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius324 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.
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GREEK, Sicily, Messana AR Tetradrachm322 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla - AE4 - RIC 35 (Siscia)321 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
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!321 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,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIA MAESA Denarius, RIC 254319 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
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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, #01318 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
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ISLAMIC, Ottoman Mustafa III318 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
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BYZANTINE, Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025). Æ Anonymous Class A2 Follis, (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)318 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II 337-361 AE CENTENTIONALIS FALLEN HORSEMAN318 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, Faustina II (Filia) (128-175 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 517c (Marc.Aur), Rome, VENVS, FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG FIL, #1317 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. 317 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.
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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! 316 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!
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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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), AE-17, Uncertain Macedonian mint, 316 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, Julia Paula. First wife of Emperor Elagabalus316 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

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Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Siscia (RIC-240)316 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

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Roman Empire, Valerian I (253-260 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 074, Rome, APOLINI PROPVG, 316 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,
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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 !!!315 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,
Q-001
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GREEK, Pantipakaion, Young Pan and Bull, 4th Cent. B.C.312 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, Galeria Valeria-Nicomedia309 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. Æ Follis Antioch mint, GLORIA EXERCITVS SUPERB EXAMPLE305 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ 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
4 commentsAdrian W
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Man. Acilius Glabrio (Roman Republic Denarius)304 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
siredv
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Rome mint, struck 260 AD, silvered Dupondius304 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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BYZANTINE, Isaac Comnenus304 viewsIsaac Comnenus
unsurper in cyprus
AE tetarteron
Obv.The virgin standing right with hands raised.
Rev. Isaac standing facing.
1 commentsseaotter
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Solidus301 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.
2 commentsGert
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar, Dupondius301 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
3 commentsJerome Holderman
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus300 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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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!300 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, #1300 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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GREEK, Kyme hemiobol, 480/450 BC 300 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 68300 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 EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 299 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!!!299 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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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 2247b, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare! 299 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, Herennius Etruscus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 AD, AE Sestertius295 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius Follis295 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.
3 commentsJay GT4
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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 left294 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,
Q-001
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GREEK, Achaean League, Argos, ca. 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Agrinion 308293 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II293 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, PUPIENUS denarius RIC 6289 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, #1288 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, Septimius Severus denarius287 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, 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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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater286 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
5 commentsJay GT4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA RECTOR ORBIS286 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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GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.286 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
5 commentsDino
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.284 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 EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis284 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
1 commentsOWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 618 282 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.83g, Ø 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
4 commentsCharles S
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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!282 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus AE Follis 282 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-à-vis; S-F/Γ/•SM•SD•.
RIC 15b.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 504, Trier mint282 viewsConstantine I the Great
Treveri (Trier) Mint, AD 327-328.
Bronze 3.61g 19mm 2o
RIC VII: 504. C3.
Great patina and detail
3 commentskypros84
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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,281 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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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,281 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, Gratian280 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. 277 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.
8 comments*Alex
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CELTIC, Danubian Celt drachm277 viewsCeltic Imitative drachm of Alexander & Seated Zeus holing Staff & EagleForrest H
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Postumia. C. Postumius, 74 BC, AR Denarius 277 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, 274 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, Egypt, 420 - 380 BC, AR Tetradrachm (Athens owl imitative)274 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, 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus268 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 antoninianus266 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, Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2061, RIC V-I 220, Siscia, -/-//*T, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel,265 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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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, #01265 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.,
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Roman Empire, PHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome. 262 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228259 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.259 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, Basiliscus 475-476 Constantinople259 viewsObv: DNb...
Rev: Monogram
RIC X 1014-1016
2 commentsLaetvs
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Sardis mint259 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 Empire, Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4529, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, CONCORDIA MILITVM,258 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,
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy II, Alexander in Elephantskin258 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, Philippus II, AE Sestertius, Rome mint, struck 244-246 AD258 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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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3474, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-D1, Providentia left, #1258 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,
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Roman Empire, Diadumenian denarius Ric 102257 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 Lugdunum256 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 IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY denarius255 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, CARUS, Posthumous antoninianus RIC 29255 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, Augustus, Altar of Lugdunum, Common, 15-10 BC.254 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 I254 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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BYZANTINE, Alexius I Komnenos A.D.1081 - 1118, AU Hyperperon. 253 viewsPost-reform issue struck A.D.1092 - 1118
Sear 1912.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, the Great, Ticinum mint, Captives253 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, Caracalla.252 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 drachm252 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, 252 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,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrianus RIC 324252 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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GREEK, Bithynian Kingdom, Nikomedes III Euergetes, 127-94 BC, AR Tetradrachm struck 126/5 BC 252 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, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC-913var. (this off Not in RIC), Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG,, Bust-G, -/-//CXXIM, Emperor riding left,252 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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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 250 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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Roman Empire, Maximinus I Thrax Sestertius250 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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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, Elagabalus, AR Antoninianus249 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, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 753247 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,55g, Ø 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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GREEK, MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS DIOBOL JANIFORM ATHENA 245 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, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius - A.D. 165244 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, Maxentius -Half follis-Rome RIC232244 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, Argolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC., AE Dichalkon.243 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla Moneta denarius (Laodicea) - RIC IV 337d; BMCRE 642; RSC 168e. 243 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius243 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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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, Geta denarius242 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull240 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, 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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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Philip V, (221-179 B.C.), SNG Munich 1167 , AE-21, Horseman right,240 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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Roman Empire, Vespasian AR Denarius / Vesta240 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,239 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian, Antioch - RIC V (Part 1) 285238 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)237 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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Byzantine, Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,235 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
2 commentsquadrans
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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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BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-2058233 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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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, 144 - 142 or 141 B.C.231 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.
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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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 60231 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.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Augustus, Syrtica, Sabratha231 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 Toga231 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 16E230 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, Galeria Valeria AE Follis 230 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, Trajan AE dupondius SPQR229 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 PROVINCIAL, SEVERUS ALEXANDER (222-235 AD) AE19 of NICAEA, BITHYNIA229 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
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), SNG Cop 1250, AE-21, Pella mint, Two goats kneeling right,228 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
1 commentsquadrans
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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, Agrippa, Struck c.A.D.38 under Caligula.227 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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Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1227 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
2 commentsquadrans
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I AR Tetradrachm227 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, Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 175-165 BC, AR Drachm - Bopearachchi Series 2B226 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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Roman Empire, Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 177, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,226 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severina Ant. - RIC 001226 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
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BYZANTINE, Alexius 1 Comnenus, A.D.1081 - 1118, AV Hyperpyron225 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, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius 225 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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Byzantine, Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1225 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,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla APOLLO denarius225 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, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius225 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)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Aquileia. Struck A.D.322. 225 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

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Roman Empire, Florianus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-4458, RIC V-I 104, Siscia, PROVIDE AVG, Providentia left,225 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
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba, RIC I-289 Rome225 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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Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3973, RIC V-I ???, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//KAΔ, Bust-D1, Fides and Sol, #1225 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
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GREEK, Troas, Thymbra, 350 B.C. 225 viewsBronze Æ 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, Trebonianus Gallus, Rome mint, struck 251 AD, AE Sestertius225 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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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1275var., AE-19.224 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
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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, #1224 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,
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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, #1224 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-,
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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
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos II, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C223 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
Justin-II-565-578_AE-Follis_DN-IVSTI-NVS-PP-AVG_M_ANNO_VI_NIKO_A_SB-0369-p-94-Nikopolis_Q-001_7h_27-28mm_12,97g-s.jpg
Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,223 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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Titus_RIC_II_108~0.jpg
Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 108220 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.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR Denarius219 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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D601.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC 601218 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 218 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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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I, AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5218 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.

1 commentsSimon
Baktria,_Sophytes_Hemidrachm~0.jpg
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
Malta~0.jpg
MEDIEVAL, Malta, Jean de la Vallete, AV. Zecchino217 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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Philip_III.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AR Drachm217 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.
1 commentsmihali84
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnia Urbica - RIC 337 var - (A | _)217 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus RIC 656 var.216 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
SAECVLARHS AVG

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SPAIN,_Beligiom__Early_First_Century_BC.jpg
IBERIA, Belikio. Circa 100-70 BC. Æ Unit 216 viewsIBERIA, Belikio. Circa 100-70 BC. Æ 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
4 commentsSam
Vespasian.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, Rome mint, struck 74 AD, Æ Dupondius216 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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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, AUGUSTUS215 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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024_Domitian_and_Domitia_AE-20_Koinon-of-Thessaly_Diassarion_RPC-277_Rogers-88_-AD_Q-001_6h_20-20,5mm-a_8,21g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Domitian & Domitia, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC 277.215 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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112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3127,_D-5527,_Alexandria,_Dikaiosyne,_L-B_left_at_foot_(year_2)__Q-001_axis-11h_19mm_8,50ga-s.jpg
Roman Empire Provincial, Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Alexandria, Emmet 3979, Alexandria, Dikaiosyne/Aequitas, L-B left at foot (year 2),215 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,
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Licinius-I_AE-3-Follis_IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG-2--_PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVGG_7-lay_HT-E_RIC-VII-15_Heraclea_316-17-AD_R2_Q-001_6h_19mm_3,59g-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 015, -/-//HTE, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate with tree turrets, R2!!215 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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Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG-(D1)_FELICIT-TEMP-(F5)_V_RIC-Temp-3377_Ticinum-275-AD_Q-001_axis-6h_22-22,5mm_3,55g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3442, RIC V-I 140, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, FELICIT TEMP, -/-//V, Bust-D1, Felicitas left, #1215 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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Justin-I-518-527_AE-Pentanummia_DN-IVSTINVS-P-AVG_Christogram-Large-N-left-and-E-right-two_pellets-beneath_SB-93-p-49-Nicomedia_Q-001_6h_13mm_2,01ga-s.jpg
Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia, 212 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,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius210 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
2 commentsneander
Greek_Q-051_axis-5h_21,5mm_7,97g-s.jpg
Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1307, AE-21, Uncertain Macedonian mint. 209 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;
Q-001
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Imitation-Barbar_Anonim-Follis_SB--p-_Q-001_6h_24,5-26,5mm_9,04g-s.jpg
Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation), 209 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 ???,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina II208 viewsFAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
PVDICITIA
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Justinian_I-527-565-AD_AE-16nummi_DN-IVSTINIANVS-PP-AVG_Big-AISP-Chi-Ro-above-I_TES_SB-178-p-64-Thessalonica_Q-001_6h_20-23,5mm_5,94g-s.jpg
Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,208 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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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1901, AE-Follis, Class K, MP/QV//--, (Alexius I. (1081-1118 A.D.), Constantinopolis, Mary, three-quarter length figure, #1207 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,
Q-001
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta MINERVA denarius207 viewsRIC 34a (3,3 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 202-209 AD.

Lustrous & sharp specimen.
Realistic portrait!

MINERVA
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vitese03a~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, sestertius, RIC 141207 viewsÆ 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
8 commentsCharles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus -- SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART206 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART
Exe: Gamma

RIC Carthage 32b
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Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG-(B1)_PROVIDENTIA-AVG-(P2)_XXI-A_RIC-temp-3476_Rome-275-AD_Q_axis-1h_21,5-22mm_3,69g-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3476, RIC V-I 092, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-//XXIA, Bust-B1, Providentia left, Rare, #1206 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,
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tituscapt.jpg
Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 1076 (Vespasian)206 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 205 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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Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius205 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)
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P5151833.jpg
BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Anonymous Trachy, 1395-1420205 viewsObv: Patriarchal Cross Surrounded by Stars
Rev: Standing Czar
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Roman_Empire_Emperor_Severus_Alexander_-_Sol.jpg
Roman Empire, Severus Alexander 205 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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Argolis_Epidauros_Hemidrachm~0.jpg
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)
3 commentsLloyd T
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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, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 365, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor.204 viewsRoman Empire, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 365, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor.
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
reverse: CONCORDIA FELIX, Plautilla standing right, clasping hands with Emperor.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,8-18,0mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 202-203 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-365, p-, RSC-12, Sear-7066,
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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 Provincial, Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Alexandria, Emmet-3984, Eagle left, L-Z across the field, (year 7),203 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus Double Sestertius RIC 173 - ONLY 2 KNOWN OF TYPE203 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)
Arminius
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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,203 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,
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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,203 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 Republic, Anonymous AE Semis203 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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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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JUDAEA, Hyrcanus I, Prutah202 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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Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Constantinopolis, RIC-543201 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, 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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GREEK, Sikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol - BMC 112 var.200 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.
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI and Kleopatra I200 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, Titus RIC 19200 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, Allectus199 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, Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 116, AE-3 Follis, C/R//PLG, VIRTVS EXERCIT, VOT/XX, C-R, R1!199 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, 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, Germanicus, AE As, struck by Claudius, RIC 106199 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Otho denarius, RIC 21.199 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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Roman Empire, Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2430 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/Q//XXI, Concordia standing left, #1199 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Sestertius, RIC 642a198 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.
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