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Mn. Fonteius denar 85 BC42 viewsRepublican coinage1 commentstibsi67
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FRANCE -- Louis XV42 viewsFRANCE -- Louis XV (1715-1774) Silver 1/2-Ecu, 1726, L Mintmark (Bayonne Mint) - Obv.: Bust left, LUD . XV . D . G . FR . ER NAV . REX Rev.: Crowned oval arms in wreath; mintmark below. SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTU, * 1726 Reference: KM #484.11 dpaul7
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MARTI PACIFERO RIC 492var42 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.05g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing L holding branch & shield.

Mediolanum, RIC 492 var, Common.

Variant reverse: Mars is standing rather than walking. This reverse is recorded from Rome.
Robert_Brenchley
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VICT GERMANICA RIC V/1 4442 viewsAnt, 20x22mm, 3.20g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS PGF AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICT GERMANICA, Victory walking L, trampling captive.

Lugdunum, RIC V/1 44, Common

Double strike on reverse.
Robert_Brenchley
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Gallienus- RIC 4942 viewsAR Antoninianus, Cologne, 258-259 AD
Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICT GERMANICA, Victory standing right on globe. captive seated to each side.
2.9gm, 22mm
3 commentsJerome Holderman
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Pamphylia, Perga. Gallienus AE3142 viewsPRO: PAMPHYLIA
PO : PERGA
PZ : Between 253 and 268
TIG: IERA / LAMPRA / ENDOXOS / NEWKOROS / PRWTH
Obverse
VSG: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / GALLIENUS
VA : WREATH LAUREL / CLOTHES
VF : VALUE I
Reverse
RSG: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
RT : INSCRIPTION / WITHIN / WREATH LAUREL
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 13.92(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG AUL 4729(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I RS: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
ancientone
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I ???, Göbl 1040g, Mediolanum, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left,42 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I ???, Göbl 1040g, Mediolanum, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiate head left, slight drapery on both shoulders.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left, raising branch in right hand and holding scepter transverse in left. S in left field..
exerg: S/-//--, diameter: 22-25,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axes: 5h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: -A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-, p-, C-, Göbl 1040g "S in the left field in rev."
Q-001
quadrans
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gallienus RIC V-1, Rome 16342 viewsAE17-22mm 3.2 grams
OBV :: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head right
REV :: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right , drawing back on bow
EX :: not visible
RIC V-1, Rome 163
Purchased 08/2008



1 commentsJohnny
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Great Britain. George VI. .5000 Silver 1/2-Crown 1945.42 viewsGreat Britain. George VI. .5000 Silver 1/2-Crown 1945. GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX, head left / FID: DEF IND: IMP, HALF CROWN 1945, arms.

KM 856
oneill6217
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Germanicus - Commemorative issued by Caligula42 viewsAs, 10.30 g, 26 mm, 7 h, 37-38 AD

Obverse: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N
Bare head right

Reverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around large SC

Rome mint

RIC I 35
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Geta from Nikaia42 viewsGeta AE14, Nikaia, Bithynia.
Obv: ΓETAC KAICAP, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: NIKAIEΩN, African elephant walking right.
Ř 14 mm, 1.61 g.
RG II, p. 463, plate LXXX, 22 (same dies)
Very rare

Not a gem, but hard to find in any condition; and sweeeet.
1 commentsPscipio
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, Denarius42 viewsGeta 209-212 A.D.

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
Rev: PONTIF COS II
RIC 59
Barry
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #0142 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #01
avers:- GEISA-REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
revers:- Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-054, CHN-1-063, Huszar-055,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aburius M. f. Geminus42 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 132B.C.

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, GEM behind. Ӿ below chin.
Rev: Sol in quadriga right, holding whip. M ABVRI (AB and VR in monogram) below, ROMA in exergue.
Weight 3.93g

Crawford 250/1 Sear RCV I 127 RSC Aburia 6
1 commentsnemesis
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048 - Antoninus Pius AE18 - Ares - Philippopolis42 viewsObv:– AVT AI AΔPIA ANTΩNEIN, bare head right
Rev:– ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Ares / Mars standing left, holding spear in left hand; shield leaning against him
Minted in Philippopolis
Obv. legend and bust type variant of Varbanov 786 (Bulgarian ed.) (which is AVT AI ADPI ANTWNEINOC, Head laureate r.)
maridvnvm
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Ric-111 - Gordian III AETERNITATI AVG42 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AETERNITATI AVG - Sol, the god of the sun, stands right, holding a globe

4th issue. A scarcer type and a nice coin! RIC-111(r) RSC 39
jimwho523
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Ric-127 - Gordian III DIANA LVCIFERA42 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate and draped bust right
DIANA LVCIFERA - Diana, the moon-goddess, sister of Apollo, standing right, holding long, lighted torch

RIC-127(r) Cohen-69 Sear-2470
jimwho523
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Thracia, Hadrianopolis, Gordian III, Jurukova 59142 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 25, 9.39g
obv. AVT KM ANT - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. ADRIANO - POLEITWN
Artemis stg. l., drawing arrow from quiver, holding bow, stag at feet.
VF, nice brown-green patina
Jurukova pl. LV, no. 591 (same dies). (Attr. by Curtis Clay)
added to www.wildwinds.com

ARTEMIS actually Ephesian type, I think, considering the use of the stag and the standing pose. Pat Lawrence
2 commentsJochen
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(0238) GORDIAN III -- MARKIANOPOLIS42 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm 13.54 g
O: M ANT GORDIANOS AVG
LAUR DR CUIR BUST OF GORDIAN R, FACING DR BUST OF SERAPIS WEARING KALATHOS L
R: VII MHNOFILOV MARKIANOPOLITWN AESKLEPIOS STANDING L HOLDING SNAKE-ENTWINED STAFF. E IN LEFT FIELD
MARKIANOPOLIS (LEGATE TULLIUS MENOPHILUS)
MOUSHMOV 789; Hristova/Jekov No. 6.37.20.3
2 commentslaney
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BCC g742 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Grape Vine, Grapes, and Tendrils
11.5 x 8mm.
Translucent Carnelian
"Coins with... vine leaf on the...reverse were
struck in Palestine three times - during the first and second wars
against Rome, and by the Procurators in 17/18 CE. The latter coins
were probably struck at Caesarea, where this issue was certainly current"
Anit Hamburger, Gems From Caesarea Maritima, Atiqot,
English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968 p. 21.
1 commentsv-drome
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Gratian - RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c42 views18.3 mm, 2.0 gr
OV: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
RV: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive, Q left, K over P right, ΔSISCR in ex.
RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c
ex FORVM
areich
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Owl Tetradrachm42 viewsGreece, Attica, Athens, "Athenian Owl" Tetradrachm, 25 mm, 17.14g, 454-404 BC

Please also see the wonderful and comprehensive write up on the "Athenian Owl" at the link below:
http://athenianowlcoins.reidgold.com/
mitresh
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Kings of Syria, Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos)42 views(108-97 BC). Antioch mint.
Obv.: Diademed head right.
Rev.: Zeus seated, holding Nike and sceptre; PEA left, monogram below throne.
Houghton 346; SNG Spaer 2554.
5 commentsMinos
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Zeugitania/Siculo-Punic (Carthage and other mints).42 viewsSear 6526, cf. SNG Copenhagen 151, cf. Müller 286, cf. Calciati III pg. 398, 21 lv 4, cf. Alexandropoulos 57x

AE unit, Sardinian mint, 18-20 mm., struck ca. 300 – 264 B.C.

Obv: Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain.

Rev: Head of horse right, uncertain symbol or Punic letter before.

Struck between the end of the Third Sicilian War (315–307 B.C.) and the beginning of the First Punic War (264-241 B.C.), and roughly during the time of the Pyrrhic War (280–275 B.C.).
Stkp
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Hendin-489 / 1172 (01)42 viewsHerod I - prutah (year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
2.64 grams

The dating of these coins is subject to debate. Some say that because Herod was appointed Tetrarch of Samaria by Marc Antony in 42BC, that "year 3" would correspond to 40/39BC. Others feel that because Herod was appointed King of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 40BC, that "year three" should then represent 37BC. In all reality, the debate will most likely never be settled conclusively, one way or the other.
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Hendin-490 / 1178 (01)42 viewsHerod I - 2 prutot
3.83 grams
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Hendin-500 / 1188 (01)42 viewsHerod I - prutah
1.70 grams
cmcdon0923
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Hadrian AE As, RIC II 66442 viewsHadrian 117-138 A.D.
AE As, RIC II 664
Ć As 13.50g. 27mm. 125-128 A.D. Rome Mint
Ob: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS , Laureate and draped bust, r.
Rv: COS III, S C to either side. Minerva advancing r., brandishing javelin and holding shield;

Dark green patina with some earthen encrustation.
Reverse struck from worn die.

Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Scotvs Capitis
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Hadrian AR Denarius. 125-128 AD. 42 viewsHADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder / COS III, Victory standing right, right hand on head & holding palm. RIC 182, RSC 358, BMC 422
17,5mm.,2,50g. _5967 sold
Antonivs Protti
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-As, RIC II 730, Rome, TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, S/C//--, Tranquilitas standing half left, Scarce!42 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-As, RIC II 730, Rome, TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, S/C//--, Tranquilitas standing half left, Scarce!
avers:- HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Bare headed and draped bust left.
revers:- TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Tranquilitas standing half left, holding short sceptre or baton and leaning on column.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26mm, weight:9,46g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 134-138 A.D., ref: RIC-II-730, p-, C-1443var, Sear-, Scarce!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Hadrian? Lead Seal42 viewsHead of Hadrian? right

Lead Seal

Three letters behind and infront of bust
2.67g
1 commentsJay GT4
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German States Wurzburg. Adam Friedrich Bishop 1755 - 1779. Copper Pfenning 1762.42 viewsGerman States Wurzburg. Adam Friedrich Bishop 1755 - 1779. Copper Pfennig 1762. Two shields, crowned / 1/2 PFEN-NING, date in decoration below.

KM 15
oneill6217
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Horse Harness Strap Spliters42 viewsThese bronze items are part of Roman cavalry harness and are used to split one strap into three or to hang three straps from under one horizontal strap. I do not know the era.otlichnik
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Sear 839 - Follis - 611-612 AD (Year 2) - Cyzicus mint - 2nd officina42 viewsEmperor: Heraclius (r. 610-641 AD)
Date: 611-612 AD (Year 2)
Condition: Fine/VF+
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ]RCLI - PPERPVC
Bust facing, bearded, wearing cuirass and helmet with plume and pendilia. In right hand, cross; on left shoulder, shield with horseman device.

Reverse: Large "M"; Above, cross; To left, /N/N/O; To right, II; Beneath, B.
Exergue: KYZ

Cyzicus mint, second officina
DO 168b; Sear 839
11.88g; 30.4mm; 195°
Pep
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Helena, Thessalonica42 viewsHelena

FL HELENA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE
Securitas standing, facing, holding branch

SMTSA
Thessalonica Mint

Ae 19mm; 2.7g
RIC 159 Thessalonica
1 commentsarizonarobin
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Helena RIC VII, Cyzikus 3942 viewsHelena 248 - 332, mother of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 2.96g, 17mm
Cyzikus 2. officina, AD 325/326
obv. FL HELENA - AVGVSTA
bust mantled, with necklace, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. SECVRITAS - REI PVBLICE
Securitas standing l., holding branch in lowered r., raising robe
with l.
exergue: SMKB dot
RIC VII, Cyzikus 39; cf. C.11; LRBC. 1177
Rare; good VF, nearly uncirculated, partially silvered

The MAGNIA URBICA hair-style with a marked hair-crest is exceptional (RIC)
Jochen
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Herod I (the Great)42 viewsHerod I (the Great). 40-4 BCE. Ć 8 Prutot, 22mm, 5.82 g. Samaria mint. Dated RY 3 (40 BCE). O: Ceremonial bowl (lebes) on tripod; date L Γ (Year 3) to left, monogram to right. Greek Inscription: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOΥ (of King Herod.) R: Military helmet with cheek guards and straps, star above, palms flanking. Meshorer 44; Hendin 486; RPC I 4901.


Although there is debate over exactly what year “Year 3” refers to, the monogram TP may well indicate the third year of Herod’s tetrarchy. Josephus writes that Mark Antony appointed Herod as tetrarch (TETPAPXHΣ) in 42 B.C.E., which would bring us to 40/39 B.C.E. This is also when Herod was crowned as King of Judaea by the Roman Senate with the approval of Octavian (soon to be Augustus.)

This dating helps to explain the meaning of the obverse image of a soldier’s helmet. Although Herod was appointed as king, the Hasmonaean king, Mattathias Antigonus, was still ruling over Judea and did not recognize Roman authority. Herod would therefore have to raise an army, which he did, and, after a three month siege, conquered Jerusalem in 37 B.C.E.


Although Herod accomplished a great deal during his thirty-year + reign, including the building of massive palaces and amphitheaters and enlarging the temple, he is most remembered as a jealous, paranoid murderer, willing to do anything to maintain his political power.

Herod ordered the death of his Hasmonaean wife Mariamne and her brother Aristobulus. Later he had his two sons by Mariamne killed as well. This effectively eliminated the most serious threats to his power in Judaea. Caesar Augustus observed that it was safer to be Herod’s pig than Herod’s son. His wickedness reached its peak years later when, in fear of a rival king, he ordered the killing of all the boys two years of age and under in Bethlehem.

The Bible writer Matthew records Jesus’ birth taking place, “in the days of Herod the king.” A star led astrologers to Herod proclaiming the birth “of the one born king of the Jews.” The resulting slaughter of these children fulfilled the prophesy at Jeremiah 31:15, “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘In Ra′mah a voice is being heard, lamentation and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping over her sons. She has refused to be comforted over her sons, because they are no more.’”
4 commentsNemonater
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Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, SNG Levante 156442 viewsAE 21, 7g
struck 2nd-1st century BC
obv. Bust of City Goddess (Tyche), wearing mural crown, r.; monogram behind
rev. [I]EROPOLITW[N] (r. side, top down)
[TW]N PROS T[WN PYRAMW]
Artemis Perasia, in long garment and with kalathos, std. l. on throne with high back, holding short
sceptre in l. hand; beneath seat an eahle stg. l.
VF, dark-green patina with earthen highlights

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting Coins'.
1 commentsJochen
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Syria, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Severus Alexander, BMC 5542 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 30, 17.74g
obv. AVT KAI MAR AVR - CE ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. QEAC CVRIAC IE - RO - POLITWN (beginning upper left)
Atargatis, in long clothes, std. r. on throne, holding with l. hand tympanon set on
her knee, resting with r. arm on back of throne; on both sides a lion std.
BMC 55; GIC 3367 var. (bust undraped)
EF/VF, attractive green-brown patina
1 commentsJochen
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Iceland42 viewsKm24 - 5 Aurar - 1981
Km18 - 5 Kronur - 1978
Km29.1 - 10 Kronur - 1984
Daniel F
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0142 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #01
avers:- Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Eight dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,3 mm, weight: 0,24g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-082v, CHN-1-131, Huszar-117, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #0142 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #01
avers:- Cross in pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,3 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis:10h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-068, CHN-1-125, Huszar-145,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #0242 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #02
avers:- Cross in pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 0,34 g, axis:8h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-068, CHN-1-125, Huszar-145,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans
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Troas, Ilion, SNG Cop 34742 viewsTroas, Ilion mint, c. 300 - 240 B.C. AE, 1.84g 12mm, SNG Cop 347
O: Head of Athena, l., in crested Attic helmet
R: IΛI, Athena Ilias standing left, holding filleted spear and distaff
casata137ec
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6 Nero42 viewsNero. A.D. 54-68. Ć as (29 mm, 11.60 g, 6 h). Lugdunum, ca. A.D. 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, bare head of Nero right, globe at point of neck / S C across field, Victory alighting left, holding shield inscribed [S P Q R]. RIC 543; WCN 593; BMC 381; Cohen 302. Medium brown patina with attractive earthen green deposits, light encrustations. Very fine.

Ex Triskeles Auctions
RI0039
3 commentsSosius
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Side 1, page 242 viewsThis is side 1 of the second page of my coin albumAarmale
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1.2 John Hyrcanus II (Yonatan) Prutah42 views67, 63 - 40 BCE
AE Prutah
Hendin 478
overstruck on Hendin 467
Zam
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Caesarea Maritima. Herennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD Æ 27mm 42 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Herennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD Ć 27mm
Obv:bust r.hair in plait tiad up at back of head
REV:Roma nikophora seated to left on throne
COL PRI AVG F C CAES METRPS
Maritima
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Italy, Ostia - theatre42 viewsrebuilt by CommodusJohny SYSEL
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Parion, Mysia42 views350-300 B.C.
Silver hemidracm
2.40 gm, 13.5-15.5 mm
Rev: Gorgon head facing
Obv: Bull standing left, head turned right, ΠΑ above and PI beneath, ear of grain underneath
Jaimelai
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Geta Bithynia provincial RG 140 var (obverse legend).42 viewsAE 18 mm 3.6 grams 189-209 AD
OBV :: L SEP GETAS K . Bare headed, draped , bust right of Geta
REV :: HRAKLHAS PONTW. Helmeted Bust right of Athena wearing Aegis
EX :: none
minted in Heracleia in Bithynia
Johnny
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Ionia, Miletos, 1/24 stater42 viewsca. 600-550 BC
EL5, 0.41g
obv: lion’s head facing
rev: incuse punch
(SNG Kayhan 453; Klein 416)
ex CNG, dealer's picture
1 commentsareich
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MOESIA, ISTROS AR DRACHM42 viewsMoesia, Istros AR Drachm.
4th Century BC.
Facing male heads, the left inverted / ISTPIH, sea-eagle left grasping dolphin with talons, AG monogram below dolphin.
BMC 246; SNG Munich 236; SNG Copenhagen 192; Pick AMNG 417.
20mm, 5.02g.

Ex Roma Numismatics LTD

The reverse shows a dolphin in the talons of Zeus’s eagle. This reverse type
is particularly significant, as the dolphin, long a symbol of the cult of Apollo
Delphinios ( Apollo was associated with dominion over colonists, and as
the patron defender of herds and flocks ), whose leaders were members
of the oligarchy, was now depicted under the influence of Zeus, whose
cult was ascendant under the democratic government, when he was
known as Zeus Eleutherios (Freedom).
So what we are seeing is the ousting of the ruling elite and the
beginnings of democracy in Istros.

1 commentsCurtis H
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Italy- Forum Romanum- Part of the Forum of Caesar and a statue of Ceasar42 viewsThe Forum of Caesar, in addition to being one of the most evident monuments of self-representation of political power, was constructed as an extension to the Roman Forum. Caesar himself behaved like a greco-oriental sovereign, escorted by a procession of elephants and, against every republican norm, once received the Senate sitting in the center of the temple. The dictator also had placed in front the temple a statue of himself riding Bucefalo, the celebrated horse of Alexander the Great and symbol of absolute power. The Temple of Venus Genetrix, intentionally placed at the end of the piazza was the unifying and conclusive element to the architectural complex. This strict centralized vision corresponded to the ideological function, following the propaganda of the Hellenistic sanctuaries.
The choice of the Forum site is also significant: the future dictator didn't want to be far from the central power, represented in the Curia, seat of the Senate. In fact, not long before Caesar's death, the Senate agreed to reconstruct the Curia on the site.
John Schou
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Caracalla - Serapis42 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 212 (2.94gm)
RIC IVi.193, RCV.6829v (C)
Ox: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: P M TR P XV COS III P P
R: Serapis wearing polos on head, standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding tranverse scepter in left.

ex. Dimitre Genoff (AAH)
Paul DiMarzio
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022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-249, #01, R3!42 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-249, #01, R3!
avers:- .
revers:- ,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5-10 mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-249_CNH-1-341_Huszar-334, R3!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
J12a-Pilate H-648.jpg
Pontius Pilate, 26 - 36 CE, Æ Prutah42 viewsBronze prutah of Pontius Pilate, procurator under Tiberias, (26 – 36 CE), 15 mm, struck 29 CE.

Obverse: Three bound ears of barley, the outer two ears droop, surrounded by inscription “IOYΔIA KAICAPOC” (Of Julia Caesar).
Reverse: Libation ladle (simpulum), surrounded by inscription “TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC” (Of Tiberias Caesar) and date LIς (year 16) = 29 CE.

Reference: Hendin 648, AJC II supplement V, 21, TJC 338, SNG ANS 367-372, SGIC 5622.

Added to collection: January 28, 2007
Daniel Friedman
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Vespasian, AR Denarius, “Fortuna”, 69-79 CE42 viewsSilver denarius of Vespasian, 69 -79 CE, 3 gr, 17 mm.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: COS ITER FORT RED, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on prow & cornucopia.

Reference: RIC 4, RSC 84.

Added to collection: May 30, 2006
Daniel Friedman
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Home of the Sons and Daughters of Israel (New York, New York)42 viewsAE token, 32.7 mm., 10.639 gr., undated (but probably issued in 1923 or 1928).

Obv: THE GREAT DRIVE FOR A HOME FOR THE AGED and 232 E. 10 ST., along toothed rim, HELP US/BUILD above building and HOME OF THE/SONS AND DAUGHTERS/OF ISRAEL below building.

Rev: CONTRIBUTION and ONE DOLLAR along toothed rim, HELP US/AND/GOD/WILL/HELP YOU between busts of woman and bearded man.

Ref: Meshorer, Coins Reveal 147; Kenny, So-Called Dollars 229; Leonard, Jr., Robert D. “Home of the Sons and Daughters of Israel: Its History and Contribution Tokens.” The Shekel, XXXVIII No. 6 (Nov. to Dec. 2005). pp. 14-23 (this token is depicted as Obverse A); Randolph, Marc A. “Jewish Homes for the Aged Tokens,” The Shekel, XXXVI No. 3 (May-June 2003) 14-19, Figure 5; ANS Database 2000.1.511.

Note: Organized in 1909 and incorporated in 1912, the Home acquired 230 East Tenth Street in December 1914. The adjacent 232 East Tenth Street was acquired by April 1915, and in May 1919 plans for a new building, encompassing both addresses, were approved. On June 21, 1925 the Home expanded into yet a third adjacent building on East Tenth Street. On December 22, 1935, it relocated to a larger building at 232-38 East Twelfth Street, where it remained in operation until the mid-1960s.

Note: There was a $400,000 fund drive in 1923 and a $100,000 fund drive in 1928, and this token could have been issued in connection with either of those events.

Note: Leonard noted that these tokens were made in such large numbers that three obverse dies were required (the designation of obverse and reverse on these is arbitrary, and I refer to the side which Leonard termed the obverse as the reverse). The differences noted by Leonard pertain to the distance between the rim and the words CONTRIBUTION and ONE DOLLAR, the relief of the woman, especially at the shoulder, and the man’s bust. But there are also others. This token is Leonard Obverse A (described by Leonard as CONTRIBUTION/ONE DOLLAR far from rim, woman in high relief).

ex Robert J. Leonard, Jr. collection.
Stkp
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Sear 1297 (1st Reign) - Follis - 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4) - Syracuse mint42 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (Second Reign: 705-711 AD)
Date: 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4)
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Bust facing, bearded, wearing elaborate cloak and crown with cross. In right hand, globus cruciger; in left, akakia.

Reverse: Large ""; Above,
To left and right, cross; Beneath, .
Exergue: SCL

Syracuse mint
DO 57 (1st reign); Sear 1297 (1st reign); MIB 48b
4.79g; 20.2mm; 180°

Ex Dr. Michael Metlich Collection
Pep
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JÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,42 viewsJÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,
avers:- IOSEPH IM NAHMEN UND ERBRECHT DER ERSTE•, •I•K• behind the bust,
revers:- DIR UND DEINEM SAMEN NACHDIR•,
exerg: -/-//DEN 9 DEC •1687•, diameter: 34mm, weight:14,87g, axes:0h,
material: AR, mint: , artist: , date: A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
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Roman Empire, JOVIAN AE2/3 RIC 118b, Vota42 viewsOBV: DN IOVIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right
REV: VOT V MVLT X in four lines across field within wreath; BSIRM
3.0g, 20mm

Minted at Sirmium, 363-4 AD
Legatus
Juive 2 Year2 67 AD.jpg
First revolt. Small bronze minted in 67 AD42 viewsHebrew legend , footed amphora
Hebrew legend, vine leaf.
2 commentsGinolerhino
Julia Mamaea~0.jpg
Julia Mamaea Sestertius42 viewsJulia Mamaea AE Sestertius. 231 AD. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / IVNO AVGVSTAE, SC below, Juno seated left, holding a flower & a baby in swaddling clothes.

RIC 683 , Cohen 33.
2 commentsTanit
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Julia Domna, Markianopolis42 viewsJulia Domna
Ae 25mm; 8.46g; Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior.

IOVLIA DOMNA CEB
draped bust right

MARKIANOROLITWN
The Three Graces

Varbanov 883 var
1 commentsarizonarobin
Julianus-II__AE-3_DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG_VOT-X-MVLT-XX_B-SIRM_Sirmium_RIC-VIII-108_p-393_361-3-AD_Q-001_6h_20,5mm_3,35g-s.jpg
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 108, Sirmium, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, B SIRM,42 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 108, Sirmium, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, B SIRM,
avers: - DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG-J8/A3L, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
revers: - No legend, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath.
exerg: -/-//B-SIRM, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Simium, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 108, p-393,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
JULIAN_AND_OCTAVIAN.jpg
(01) OCTAVIAN AND DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR42 viewsca 28 - 27 BC
AE 20 mm 7.62 g
O: JULIUS CAESAR, BARE HEAD R
R: OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS) CAESAR, HEAD R
THESSALONICA
RPC 1554
laney
Justinian-527-565-AD_AE-Follis_DN-IVSTINI-ANVS-PP-AVG_M_cross_over-M-Gamma-belowe-left-star-right-cross_CON_SB--p--Constantinopolis_Q-001_axis-7h_29,5-32mm_13,34g-s.jpg
Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), SB 0158, Constantinopolis,42 viewsquadrans
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I42 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (AD 527-565 ) AE 16 Nummi. Thessalonica mint. Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG – Pearl-diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: A in left field, I in center, SP to right; above: [Theta] EW . Exurge: TES = Thessalonica mint: Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., 186B, 5.44 g. dpaul7
Kalman_(1095-1116)_U-034A_CP-002_H-042_Q-001_2h_10mm_0,20g-s.jpg
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #0142 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #01
avers:- .
revers:- .
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034A, CP-002, Huszar-042,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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Knidos Drachm42 viewsDrachm of Knidos, Caria
330-250 BC
OBV: Head of Aphrodite, right, wearing stephane, earring and necklace: border of dots.
REV: AYTOKΡΑΤΗΣ, Forepart of Lion, right. KNI mintmark below.
BMI Caria, Cnidus 40, p. 90; SNG Keckman 174-5. BMC 40.
XF, 2.74g 16mm

Ex: Consul Weber Collection (Hirsch XXI, 1908, #3134 p.216);
Ex: Jameson Collection #1537;
Ex: von Aulock Collection #2607;
Ex: Kirk Davis #F98;
Revue Numismatique, 6e se'rie - Tome 154, 1999, #112, p.71, plate VIII;
NFA XXIX (1992), 145;
MMAG, FPL 383, (1976), 12
2 commentsgoldenancients
Kyrenaica a.jpg
Kyrenaica Kyrene42 viewsObverse: Head of Zeus Ammon r.
Reverse: Silphion plant
Mint : Kyrene
Date : c.250 BC
Reference : SNG Cop 1276
Weight : 15.81g
Denom: AE 24
Bolayi
Laodikeia.jpg
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodikeia. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus42 viewsSyria, Seleukis & Pieria. Laodikeia. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD.
Ć 25mm (11.27 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelius right / Laureate head of
Verus right. BMC Galatia, etc. -; cf. SNG Copenhagen 355
1 commentsancientone
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC42 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
LarryW2313.jpg
7263 Prusias I, 228-185 BC42 viewsBronze Ć19, 19.6mm, 5.54g, VF
Laureate head Apollo right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Bow and quiver. Meduim brown patina.
Ex: Barry P. Murphy
Sear 7263; BMC Pontus, pg. 209, #9; SNG Cop 628
Lawrence Woolslayer
LarryW2330.JPG
7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC42 viewsBronze Ć18, 16.6mm, 3.99g, gF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ΠPOYΣ[IOY] Herakles naked left holding club and lion's skin. Dark brown patina: photo greatly lightened.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Lodge Antiquities
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #7
Lawrence Woolslayer
latin_rulers_S_2044_B.jpg
BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule42 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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Koinon Makedonon AE2642 viewsMacedon, Koinon, AE26, 3. Century AD.
Obv: AΛEΞANΔPOY, head of Alexander with Tainia in long hair right.
Rev: KOI MAKEΔONΩN B NEOKO, two prize-urns on table.
Ř 26 mm, 12.18 g
1 commentsPscipio
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Berytus AE1442 viewsBerytus, Phoenicia, AE14, 1. Century BC - 1. Century AD.
Obv: Marsyas standing left, holding wine-skin; CO-L across field.
Rev: BER above prow.
14 mm, 2.21 g
SNG Cop 89
Pscipio
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unpublished Julia Maesa AE23 from Alexandria Troas42 viewsIulia Maesa AE23, 218-222 AD, Alexandria Troas.
Obv: IVLIA MAESA AV, draped bust right.
Rev: COL ALEX / AVG, wolf right, suckling Romulus and Remus.
22-23 mm, 5.37 g
Bellinger -, SNG Leypold -, SNG Aul. -, SNG Cop. -, SNG München -, SNG Tüb. -, Lindgren -
Pscipio
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG VIII42 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG VIII
legionary eagle between two standards


Patrae mint 32-31BC

3.63g

This legion is not LEG VIII Augusta which was disbanded by Caesar and re-enlisted by Octavian.

Ex-Forum
5 commentsJay GT4
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Julia Domna AR Denarius42 viewsJulia Domna (Augusta)
AR Denarius 3.10g / 19mm / -
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG - Draped bust right
PVDICITIA - Pudicitia seated left, veiled & right hand on her breast; holding scepter
Mint:(211-217 AD)
References: RIC IV / 2; 385c; Cohen 172; RCV 7105
Scotvs Capitis
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Julia Domna, Thrace, Nikopolis as Istrum42 viewsJulia Domna (Augusta)
Thrace, Nikopolis as Istrum
AE 5.90g / 21mm / -
IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CE... - Draped bust right
ΝΙCΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟCΙCΤ - Nemesis standing with scales and arshin or rod; next to her - wheel
References: Moushmov 1046, Plate IX 22
2 commentsScotvs Capitis
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Licinius I RIC VII 1742 viewsObv:IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, chamlys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand, eagle with wreath to left. G to right
•SIS• in ex.
22mm 3.1gm
OWL365
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LICINIUS II (Junior) RIC 2942 viewsLICINIUS II
AE3
Antioch Mint. 317-320 A.D.
17.7mm. 3.23g.
Die Alignment: 150 degrees
Obv: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C - Diademed bust left, wearing imperial cloak, holding mappa, sceptre and globe.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS - Jupiter standing left, chlamys acrcoss shoulder, leaning on sceptre, holding Victory on a globe, captive at feet.
Exergue: SMANT
Gamma in right field
Ref: RIC 29. Sear '64 3717. Sear '88 3817. C32. VM 6.
seraphic
Licinius-II__AE-Follis_LICINIVS-IVN-NOB-C-(6-I1-l_)_VIRTVS-EXERCIT_Iota-Chi_VOT-XX_Delta-SIS-star_RIC-139-p441-4th_-off_-R5_Siscia_320-AD_Q-001_0h_18,5-20mm_2,55gb-s.jpg
133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 139, Iota-Chi/-//ΔSIS* in crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Two captives, Standard, R5!!!42 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 139, Iota-Chi/-//ΔSIS* in crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Two captives, Standard, R5!!!
avers:- LICINIVS-IVN-NOB-CAES, (6, I1-l), Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, Victory on globe in right hand, mappa in left hand.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on left side, "Iota-Chi" in left fields.
exergo: Iota-Chi/-//ΔSIS* in crescent, diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-139, p-441, R5!!!,
Q-001
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #242 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #2
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-AVG-G, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: -/Λ//SMHB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off., date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
Q-002
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Licinius I AE3 318-320 AD42 viewsLicinius I AE3.
obv. IMP LICI-NIVS AVG,
laureate, draped bust left holding eagle-tipped sceptre & mappa
rev. PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG,
campgate, 3 turrets, 6 layers, no star above, no doors; Right field: dot
Mintmark: SMHA
Ref.: RIC VII Heraclea 29
Rarity: R2
Janus
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Licinius II, Ae 3, struck 317-324 A.D.42 viewsOBV/ D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; Laur, cuir. and dr. bust l. globus and sceptre in l. hand, mappa in r. hand
REV/ IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS; Jupiter stg. l., holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Crescent/B in fields. SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 25 Rare 2
Mayadigger
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17 Lucius Verus42 viewsDenarius. IMP L VERVS AVG, bare head right / PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe & cornucopiae. RSC 154; RIC III 483; BMCRE 207. Weight 3.45 g. Die Axis 6 hr. Max Dia 18 mm.

1 commentsmix_val
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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus Sestertius42 viewsObv. L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right
Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II S C, Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield
Mint: Rome, 163-164 AD.

30-31mm 23.45g

RIC 1384
1 commentskc
M Aurelius sestertius Felicitas.jpg
Marcus Aurelius, Sestertius42 viewsRIC 1227
Rev: FELICITAS AVG IMP VIIII COS III P P, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and sceptre.
E Pinniger
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD42 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Aequitas standing standing left holding scales & cornucopaie), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1232, C.376
mint: Rome
11.52gms, 24mm
1 commentsberserker
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Macrinus & Diadumenian, AE 2842 viewsAV K OPEL CEV MAKREINOC K M OPEL ANTONEINOC K
Confronted busts
VP PONTIANOV MARKIANOPOLEITO/N
Artemis advancing right, withdrawing arrow from quiver, holding bow, hound at her feet. E in left field.
Varbanov (Eng.) I, 1160, AMNG 730
H&J 6.24.13.4
13.61 g.
1 commentswhitetd49
Maiorina Constancio II RIC VIII Heraclea 86E.jpg
A130-65 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)42 viewsAE2 Maiorina ó Centenional 20 mm 4.6 gr.

Anv: "[DN CON]STAN- TIVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "Δ" detrás del busto.
Rev: "FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido que porta diadema, lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "SMHε" en exergo.

Acuńada 348 - 352 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Heraclea) #86 Pag.436 - Cohen Vol.VII #46 Pag.447 - DVM #90 Pag.300 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8659.h. Pag.214 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3974 - LRBC #1896
mdelvalle
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Manuel I 1143-1180 Constantinople42 viewsObv: Virgin Orans to Manus Dei at Right,
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 1968
Laetvs
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1603 Felipe III, Segovia / Felipe IV42 views1603 AD, Felipe III, Segovia Mint, 2 Maravedis.Molinari
Marc-Aurelius_AR-Den_AVRELIVS-CAES-ANTON-AVG-P-II-F_TR-POT-XI-COS-II_RIC-470-A-Pius_RSC-703_Rome-156-57-AD_Q-001_0h_16,5-17,5mm_3,23g-s.jpg
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III 470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,42 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC III 470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-470var. (Ant. Pius), p-88, RSC-703, Strack A318,
Q-001
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M Marcius Mn f Denarius, 134 BC42 viewsHelmetted head of Roma right, modius behind, XVI in monogram below chin
Victory with whip in biga right
M MARC below, divided by two grain ears
ex. ROMA
The obverse symbol and reverse of this coin refers to the moneyer's father, Mn. Marcius, who as aedile, c. 154 BC, was the first to distribute wheat to the people at one As per modius.

Marcia 8, Cr 245/1, Syd 500
1 commentswhitetd49
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Marcus Aurelius denar42 viewsTR P XXI IMP IIII COS III2 commentstibsi67
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M. ANTONIUS Legionary Denarius, RSC 2742 viewsOBV: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REV: LEG XI, eagle between standards
3.1g, 16mm

Minted at Patrae, 32-31 BC
3 commentsLegatus
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.12 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 9.59g, 26.72mm, 30°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. PIOC AVGOVSTOC - ANTWNINO - C
bearded bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP K - VNTILILIANOV(sic!) MARKIANOPOLIT / WN
Eagle, wings opened, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head l., holding wreath in
beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 644 var.
c) Varbanov (engl.) 965 var. (The die cutters seem to have difficulties with the name Quintilianus: Hristova/Jekov mentions another
variant KVNTIALIANOV!)
b) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.1.12 (plate coin)
F+/about VF

Interesting legend configuration: WN stands directly above VPK and LIT.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.5.6 #242 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.1g, 27.19mm, 180°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Demeter, in long chiton and himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding two corn-
ears in outstretched r. hand and leaning with l. hand on sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 819 var. (has torch)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1560 (cites AMNG 819, but writes scepter which can be seen on the pic too!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) 6.26.5.6
d) BMC 50
F+/about VF, glossy dark green patina

AMNG has two corn-ears, head of poppy and torch. Here it is doubtless no poppy and a sceptre with knob. Nevertheless it is Demeter.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.03.1042 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 29, 13.5g, 28.70mm, 45°
struck under governor Fir. Philopappus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP FL FILOPAPPOV MAR[KIANOPOLITWN] (PP ligate)
Hera, in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. hand and phiale in
outstretched r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1041
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1811
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.3.10
d) SNG Budapest 239
about VF/good F, deep green-blue patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.10.06 (plate coin)42 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26, 9.6g, 26.33mm, 225°
struck under governor Um(brius?) Tereventinus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEVH - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTINOV MARKIANOPOLIT / WN (HG, OV, AR ligate)
Hermes, nude, stg. frontal, head l., chlamys over l. arm, holding kerykeion in l.
arm and purse in r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1026 var. (has TWN in ex.)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1027
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.32.10.6 (plate coin)
d) cf. BMC 76 (has 'head laureate, r.' and WN on rev. ligate)
(Thanks to Pat Lawrence, Steve Minnoch and Curtis Clay!)
very rare, about VF

A new bust variety of a rare reverse type! (Curtis Clay)
As Pick points out, Tereventinus is the only governor of Lower Moesia from Sept. Sev. on, whose name is preceded by HG(EMONEVONTOC) rather than VP(ATEVONTOC), apparently because he exceptionally governed the province as an ex-praetor rather than as an ex-consul.
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse42 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE14

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN (or similar) around three sides of linear square containing vine; monogram on one side?

2.69g; 14.6mm; 15°
Pep
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Phoenicia, Marathos, Duyrat 318 (D1/R2)42 viewsPhoenicia, Marathos, Year 130 (130/129 BC) AE, 21mm 7.70g,
Duyrat 318 (D1/R2)
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Filleted double cornucopia; date to right, Phoenician lettering to left and below
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Israel, Masada - Roman Encampment and Seige Ramp42 viewsLooking down on the stone wall outlines of one of the Roman encampments (middle upper right) that surrounded the fortress of Masada (another of Herod's Palaces in its glory days). The Roman seige ramp is to the lower left.Lloyd
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039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #0142 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #01
avers:- +•MONETA•MAThIE•DG, Two-part Hungarian shield (stripes, patriarchal cross) in circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•h-VnGARIAE•, Patriarchal cross in circle of dots, mint-mark on each side (B-S); border of dots.
diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-S, by Stephan Kowách (Pohl 202-1).
date: 1461 A.D., ref: Unger-554.b, CNH-2-218, Huszar-702,
Q-001
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Maximianus Follis42 viewsMaximianus Ć Follis. ca 300 AD. IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, no mintmark.

RIC 6b
Tanit
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42 viewsMaximinus I - Sestertius - 236/238
Ob.: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SALVS AVGVSTI S C; Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
gs. 18,6 mm 34
Cohen 92, RIC IV 85
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Medieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,42 viewsMedieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,
size:20x20mm,
thickness:1,2mm
weight:2,07g
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
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Thracia, Mesembria, Philipp I & Otacilia Severa, Varbanov 423742 viewsPhilipp I, AD 244-249
AE 26, 10.95g
obv. AYT M IOYL PHILIPPOC AYG M WTA / KIL CEB / HRA
confronted busts of the imperial pair
rev. MECAMBR - IANWN
Dionysos, in short chiton and nebris, with boots, wearing ivy wreath, standing frontal, head l., holding thyrsos and pouring out of kantharos.
Varbanov (engl.) 4237 (plate coin); SNG Cop. 665 (same obv.); SNG Cop. 666 (same rev.); Moushmov 4018
VF
published on Wildwinds

On the portrait of Otacilia traces of a slight doublestrike, OY from IOYL and dots from the border (Steve Minnoch)
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Miletos, Ionia AR 1-12th stater, c 525 BC42 viewsMiletos, Ionia
AR – 1/12th stater, 9.5mm
c. 525 BC
lion foreparts r.
star in incuse pattern
Sear 3523
Ardatirion
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Caracalla Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, AE2642 viewsobv: Laureate bust right
rev: Dionysos standing left with bunch of grapes & thyrsos.
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Nikopolis ad Istrum under Magistrate Aurelius Gallus
Moushmov 1901
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Constantine I, Sirmium - RIC VII 4842 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head right.
rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA. Victory advancing right, holding trophy and palm branch, pushing captive seated on ground.
exergue: SIRM
Struck 324-325 A.D. at Sirmium
RIC VII 48
Van Meter 87
Note: Refers to a major victory over the Sarmatians in 322 A.D.
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Hadrian, Uncertain Eastern Mint - RIC 33942 viewsHadrian Denarius
obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P. Bare head right.
rev: COS III. Aequitas standing left, holding scales & conucopiae.
Struck 134-138 A.D. at uncertain Eastern mint
RIC 339
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Constantius II, Siscia - RIC VII 21742 viewsConstantius II AE3
obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Campgate with no doors, ten stone layers (top layer with pellets), two turrets, star above.
exergue: delta SIS double crescent
Struck 328-329 A.D. at Siscia
RIC VII 217
Van Meter 70
Jericho
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Galerius Follis, Thessalonica42 viewsobv: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES. Laureate bust right.
rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. Genius standing left, chlamys over shoulder, holding cornucopiae and patera, from which liquid flows.
exergue: dot TSA dot
Struck 300-301 A.D. at Thessalonica
RIC VI 22b
Jericho
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Claudius, Rome - RIC 11342 viewsobv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P. Bare head left.
rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S C. Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left hand.
Struck 42-43 A.D. at Rome
RIC 113
Note: "RIC 113 (Common) has the scarcity right, but wrongly gives date as c. 50-54 AD. Correct, according to my own investigation, is 42-3 AD" - Curtis Clay
Jericho
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Mysia, Pergamon AE1542 viewsobv: Head of Athena right
rev: Owl on palm branch, wings spread
Struck 2nd-1st Century BC
SG 3963
Jericho
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Greek, Mysia, Lampsakos AR diobol (c. 5th cent. BC)42 viewso/ Janiform female head, wearing circular earring and necklace.
r/ Helmeted head of Athena left.
0,9g - 9mm
SNG Aul. 1290var; SNG Cop. 185var.
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Nero, small bronze from Smyrna, AD54-6842 viewsAE (21mm, 5,2g, 12h). Ionia, Smyrna mint. Struck AD54-68
Obv.: NERΩNA CEBACTON bare head of Nero facing right.
Rev.: EΠI EPMOΓE NOYC KΛLAPOΨC ZMYP, Rivergod Hermos reclining left hodling a branch, and resting with his left arm on an urn from which water flows.
Charles S
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Nero | Victory * Æ As, 54-68 AD.42 views
Nero | Victory * Copper As

Obv: Laureate head right: NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Rev: Victory standing left holding oval shield inscribed, SPQR: S-C.

Exergue: None

Mint: Rome
Struck: 65 AD.

Size: 27.335
Weight: 10.07 grm.
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Well worn all over, but with still vivid images and a lovely medium chocolate patina.

Refs:*
RIC I, 312
BMCRE 241
WCN 285, 290
Cohen 288
BN 399
Tiathena
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Nerva42 viewsAD 96-98. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.47 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97. Laureate head right / Clasped hands. RIC II 14; RSC 20

The reverses of Roman coins often reveal the issues of the time. Nerva would not need to advertise that he had achieved concord with the army unless the relationship had been a problem. Often coins conveyed hope for progress not yet achieved and sometimes reverse types were completely fictional. In this case, Nerva's adoption of Trajan, a general on the German frontier, as Caesar and heir, successfully established harmony with the army.
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Geta, Rec.Gen. 51542 viewsGeta AD 198-209
AE 15, 2.31g
obv. GETAC - KAICAR
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIK - AIEWN
Nike, in short chiton over long chiton, advancing r., holding wreath in raised r.
hand and long palm (or trophy?) over l. shoulder
Rec.Gen., p. 463, 515 & pl. LXXX, #21 (Thanks to Lawrence Woolslayer!)
F+/about VF, black-green patina

Nike here wears as hair-do a so-called lampadion often seen on the gold stateres of Alexander III.
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Bithynia, Nikomedia, Plautilla, Rec.Gen. 25342 viewsPlautilla, AD 202-211, wife of Caracalla
AE 21, 3.17g
obv. [NIB] FOV PLAV - TILLA CEB
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NEIKOMHDEW - N / DIC NEWKO / RWN
Skylla advancing l. over waves, holding rudder over her shoulder and dolphin
in outstretched r. hand
Rec.Gen. 253
extremely rare, good F, green patina

For more information see the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.04.08 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 12.12g, 27.10mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV KM AVR - ANTWNIN[OC]
laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / PROC I
Athena, helmeted, wearing peplos over long chiton, standing facing, head r.,
holding transversed spear in r. hand and leaning with r. hand on shield set on
small column.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1568 (1 ex., München)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3128 (obv. from same die, but cites in error AMNG 1568 under #3129)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.18.4.8 (plate coin)
Rare, F+/about VF, nice green patina
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.20.02 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 15.8g, 29.81mm, 225°
struck under legate Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV KM AVRHLI - ANTWNINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV - NEIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Asklepios, in himation, drapery over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., leaning on
serpent-staff l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.18.20.2 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF

Die fault on the bottom of rev. legend of the Pi of VPA and some smoothing (Curtis Clay)
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.14 (plate coin)42 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 17, 3.3g, 16.98mm, 45°
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTW[NINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON .
Bunch of grapes hanging at a twig with two tandrils
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2034
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3824
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.8.14 (plate coin)
about VF/VZ

One of the most beautiful bunch of grapes I have ever seen!
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.36.04 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.16g, 26.64mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CEOV - HROC MAKRINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP AGRIPA(sic!) NIKO - POLITWN PROC IC
Homonoia, in long clothes and with kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and in outstretched re hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1704 (2 ex., Berlin, Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3334 (cites AMNG 1704, but describes AMNG 1705)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.23.36.4 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, deep black-green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2013) 8.0.48.02 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsAE 14, 1.84g, 13.80mm, 180°
struck 2nd/3rd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Nike as City-Goddess, winged, draped and turreted, palmbranch behind shoulders, r.
rev. NEIOPO (sic!) PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.0.48.2 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, dark green patina

Pick states that Nike must have been the eponymous goddess of Nikopolis, explaining the unusual number of Victory rev. types on the city's coinage.
Jochen
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A141-25 - Valentiniano II (375 - 392 D.C.)42 viewsAE4 Nummus 13 mm 1.0 gr.
Hijo de Valentiniano I, Augusto jr. de Occidente con su Padre y Graciano su medio hermano hasta 383 D.C. y luego Augusto Sr. hasta 392 D.C.

Anv: "DN VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTOR – IA AVGGG" - Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando una corona/guirnalda en mano derecha y hoja de palma en mano izquierda que apoya sobre su hombro izquierdo. "ASIS" en exergo.

Acuńada 388 - 392 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #39a Pag.155 - Cohen Vol.VIII #45 Pag.144 - DVM #49 Pag.312 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9184.f. Pag.284
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Octavian (Augustus)42 viewsAugustus (Octavian 30-29BC ) -- AR Denarius. Bare head right /Triumphal arch with IMP CAESAR on architrave, surmounted by quadriga bearing Octavian. RIC I 267; Sear CRI 481; Sear RCV 1558; RSC 123. 1 commentsfeatherz
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Octavian Sestertius42 viewsOCTAVIAN, with DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR. 38 BC.
Ć Sestertius
Obv: CAESAR before, DIVI F behind, bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard
Rev: DIVOS before, IVLIVS behind, head of Divus Julius Caesar right, wearing wreath.
Crawford 535/1; RPC I 620; CRI 308; Sydenham 1335; BMCRR Gaul 106; Cohen 3 (Julius Caesar)
Tanit
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MAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat, "HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"42 viewsMAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat,
"HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"
avers:
revers:
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 44,00mm, weight:53,95g, axes:0h,
material: AE (Br), mint: , artist: , date: 1866 A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE - Mustafa I42 viewsOTTOMAN EMPIRE - Mustafa I (Second Reign - 1622-1623) AR Onluk. Fine, reverse has permanent marker on it that the collector used to aid in reading the coin. This should be removeable with no problems, but I chose to leave it on... For me, these coins are difficult enough to read! Size: 16 mm. Scarce!

dpaul7
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Punic Zeugitana42 viewsShekel - Carthage - 300-264 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight : 5 gms
Obv: head of Tanit left
Rev: horse's head right

SNG 149
Tanit
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Panama42 viewsKm7.1 - 2.5 Centesimos - 1907
Km23.2 - 5 Centesimos - 1975
Km10a - 1/10 Balboa - 1970
Km127 - 1/10 Balboa - 1996
Daniel F
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Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C.42 viewsSilver drachm; SGCV 7372, (Selwood 28.3); Weight 4.1gr., Max Diameter 20.38 mm. Obv: long-bearded, cuir. bust l. wearing tiara with six-point star, circular border of pellets, Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. Slightly toned, concave from the rev. side hard strike.

Background info;
Mithradates II was the eighth and one of the greatest Parthian kings. He defeated all Seleukid attempts to reclaim their Eastern territories and made Parthia a formidable, unified empire. He adopted the title Epiphanes, "god manifest". He made contact with Rome and introduced new designs on his extensive coinage. Late in his reign he exerted influence in Armenia, taking as hostage a prince who would become Tigranes the Great of Armenia. -- www.parthia.com

Steve E
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Mysia, Pergamon, BMC 20142 viewsAE 18, 3.08g
struck 200-133 BC (according to von Fritze)
obv. Head of Athena, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with star, hair in curls to neck.
rev. Owl with open wings, stg. facing on palmbranch, head l.
above AQH - NAC, below NIKHFOROV
in l. and r. field P - D (magistrate?)
ref. BMC 133, 201; SNG Copenhagen cf.383; SNG von Aulock cf.1375
about VF, nice contrasts

This type is part of a greater series of coins struck in honour of Athena, tutelary deity of Pergamon. Issued possibly to celebrate various victories over the Galati and the Seleucids.
3 commentsJochen
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Perinthos AE2642 viewsPerinthos pseudo-autonomous AE26, imperial times.
Obv: Bearded head of Herakles left.
Rev: ΠEPIN-ΘIΩN, Zeus on throne left, holding sceptre and patera, eagle at feet.
Ř 26 mm, 10.41 g.
Schönert, Perinth 116
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Peru 1912 FG 1/2 Dinero - NGC MS 6742 viewsPeru 1912 FG 1/2 Dinero
NGC MS67

*note the prooflike fields.
rexesq
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Philip I42 viewsPhilippus I. Antoninianus, 247-249 AD, Rome.
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Four standards; the second from right, a legionary eagle.
20-22 mm, 2.93 g
RIC IV, Part 3, 62
sseverus
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Philippus I. Arabs antoninianus42 viewsP M TR P IIII COS II P P
Antiochia mint
rare
Tibsi
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Philip II tetradrachm, Amphipolis42 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis mint. Struck around 315-294 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / FILIPP-OU, youth on horseback right, holding palm; L and torch below horse, dolphin under raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 48, 1; SNG ANS 807.1 commentsmarandnumiz
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42 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 249. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. RIC IV 58; RSC 17.

Coin and photo Ex:CNG
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Phoenicia, Tyre. Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. BI tetradrachm (26 mm, 14.40 g, 6 h).42 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre. Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. BI tetradrachm (26 mm, 14.40 g, 6 h). Cos. 4 (A.D. 213-217). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Eagle standing facing, wings displayed, head left, holding wreath in beak; between legs, murex shell. Prieur 1551. 1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Claudius II Gothicus FORTVNAE RED42 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268-270 A.D., Milan mint.
OBV: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, S in exergue.
ancientcoins
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Probus SALVS AVG42 viewsProbus, 281 A.D., Ticinum mint.
OBV: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms. V in left field, TXXI in exergue.

Part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum.
ancientcoins
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Gallienus IOVI STATORI42 viewsGallienus, 263 A.D., Antioch.
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left holding scepter and thunderbolt, star in right field.
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Plautilla and Caracalla42 viewsRIC (Car.)361, Plautilla AR Denarius. 202 AD. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right / CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, Plautilla & Caracalla clasping hands. RSC 10owellber
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PMTRP VIII quadriga Dlsd42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 575-8, RIC 495
Weight, 20.78g; die axis, 12h.
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Pompeii wall painting42 viewsAnother stunning painting in Pompeii.Titus Pullo
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Postumus DIANAE LVCIFERAE RIC V/2 29942 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.11g.

Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: DIANAE LVCIFERAE, Diana walking R with torch and quiver.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC v/2 299, Common.
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Postumus antoninianus, 259-268 AD42 viewsPostumus, AD 260-268
AR - antoninianus, 15mm
Treveri mint; 3rd emission, 1st phase; AD 263-265
radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Moneta standing left with scales & cornucopia
MONETA AVG
RIC V 75; Mairat 65
Ardatirion
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Postumus IMP X COS V RIC V/2 28942 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.81g.

Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: IMP X COS V, Victory standing R with wreath & palm.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 7. AD 269.

RIC V/2 289, Scarce.

Struck at the end of Postumus' reign, and silvered not billon.
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Postumus AE Double Sestertius42 viewsObv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA AVG - Galley with four rowers on waves to right.
Date: 261 AD
Ref: RIC 143
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ROMAN EMPIRE, POSTUMUS. AR ANTONINIANUS of Treveri. Struck A.D.265 - 268.42 viewsObverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right.
Reverse: IOVI STATORI. Jupiter standing facing left, head turned to right, holding thunderbolt in his left hand and sceptre in his right.
RIC V : 309 | RSC IV : 159a.

M. Cassianius Latinius Postumus was appointed commander of the Rhine legion by Valerian I. In A.D.259 he rebelled against Gallienus and ruled Gaul, Spain and Britain for almost a decade. Not only did he successfully fight against the German tribes on the Rhine frontier, he also thwarted repeated attempts by Gallienus to overthrow him. However, in A.D.268, Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus rebelled against Postumus and, while Laelianus was defeated and killed, Postumus was assassinated by his own troops for refusing to allow them to sack Moguntiacum which had supported the rebel.

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Prince A42 viewsPrince A, Late 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Prince left, wearing a long beard divided into two points. Short hair, double diadem.
Rev: Artemis, standing, holding a bow in her left hand and taking an arrow from a quiver with her right hand.

van't Haaff 19.1.1
de Morgan 58
Sear GIC 5918
BMC 28 284 1
Mitchiner ACW 721-22
Howard Cole
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Prince A42 viewsPrince A, Late 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D. , AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Prince left, wearing a long beard divided into two points. Small tufts of hair on top of head and side of head. Anchor in field to left of bust.
Rev: Artemis, standing, holding a bow in her left hand and taking an arrow from a quiver with her right hand.

van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A?
de Morgan 59
Sear GIC 5919
BMC 28 286 22
Howard Cole
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,42 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated.
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//KAB, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 4,40g, axis: 11h,
mint: Serdica-4th-emiss, date: 277-or-280-281 A.D., ref: RIC-888, p-114,
Q-001
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Ptolemy II - obol Weiser 1742 viewsPtolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BC). AE obol. Alexandria mint, ca 269-268 BC; 19.09g; obv. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right; rev. Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; monogram & shield to left, tiny monogram between legs. SNG Cop. 119, Svoronos 553, Weiser 17.

Ex A. Reich's collection
2 commentsBartosz Awianowicz
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Schjöth 1466 var., Hartill 6.76 Type H1, KM 39142 viewsQianlong (1736-1795)

1 cash (cast brass), 1796-1799 [?], Board of Works mint (in Beijing), old branch, 24 mm.

Obv: Qianlong tongbao.

Rev: Boo yuwan.

The Shanlongs (Type H) were cast during the period in which Qianlong had officially abdicated in favor of Jiaqing, but was still ruling as the Great Super Emperor (1796-1800). The type is comprised of coins with a special form of long and a six stroke, open bei.

Type H1 coins are of a good size and workmanship. The Z yi is written with straight lines, the dots of tong are vertical, and the Y- of yuwan is long and curved. The coins cast by the old branch have a square head two dot tong.

Hartill rarity 9
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389-369 BC 42 viewsAmyntas III
AE15

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΑΜΥΝΤΑ; Eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

15.70mm 3.63gm

Sear 1512
maik
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50 B.C. silver denarius of P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus42 viewsCatalog: Sear 409

Moneyer: P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

Obverse: Bare head of M. Claudius Marcellus (consul 222 B.C.) right, triskeles behind, MERCELLINVS before

Reverse: Togate figure of M. Claudius Marcellus advancing right, carrying trophy (spolia optima) into tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Feretrius, MARCELLVS on right, COS QVINC on left
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431/1 A. Plautius 42 viewsA. Plautius. Republic: AR Denarius. Hendin 1443. BACCHIVS, IVDAEVS, kneeling figure facing right with palm branch in left hand, camel behind. A PLAVTIVS AED CVR S C, turreted head facing right.

Very worn, but I enjoy the historic significance of this coin. I understand this may be the first coin depicting Roman involvement in Judaea.
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064 - Septimius Severus AE Sestertius - RIC 68842 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, Laureate head right
Rev:– [P M TR P III] COS II PP / S C, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Rome, A.D. 195
References:– RIC 688 (Scarce)
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068 - Geta Ae AS - RIC 175a42 viewsAe AS
Obv:– P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder & cornucopia, wheel under chair, S C in ex
References:– RIC 175a
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071 - Elagabalus Antoninianus - RIC 138 (2e)42 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent held in her arms
References:– VM 12, RIC 138 (2e) (Common), RCV02 7498, RSC 254
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 13342 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left holding cornucopia, grain ears, modius at her feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222-228
Reference:– RIC 133, RSC 23
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 07042 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ROMA AETERNAE, Rome in military dress, seated facing left, on shield, holding Victory and spear
Minted in Rome, A.D. 240
Reference:– Van Meter 48, RIC 70, RSC 314
Weight 4.43 gms
Dimensions 22.96mm
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107 - Gallienus Antoninianus - RIC 64942 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, holding shield and spear
Minted in Antioch
Reference:– RIC 649, Gobl 1632i (1 example)
Weight 3.4g
Size 22mm
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIS)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars advancing right, holding a trophy and spear
Minted in Siscia (XXIS in exe) Emission 4 Officina 2. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Not listed in Alföldi with wide ties from this officina, cf. Alföldi type 96, n° 188 (wide ties)
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 816 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (_ | P / XXI)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy; sometimes at foot, one or two captives
Minted in Siscia (P in right field, XXI in exe.) Emission 7, Officina 1. A.D. 280.
Reference:– RIC 816 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (CM / XXIP)42 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 spread quadriga holding whip
Minted in Cyzicus (CM in centre field, XXIP in exe) Emission 3 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 204 - Bust type H (Rome) (R)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip
Minted in Rome (R in exe) Emission 2. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 204 Bust type H
Weight 5.63 gms.
Size 23.25 mm
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 458 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right42 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him
Minted in Lugdunum (No marks). Emission 5. Officina 3. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen 647. Bastien Volume VII 218. RIC V Pt. 2 458 (S)
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Cracalla (Aged.10)42 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 26a, RSC 599, BMC 114, VF, 3.67g, 17.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, 198 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left holding flower and raising drapery1 commentsowellber
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VICTORIAE BRIT - Septimius Severus42 viewsLimes Denarius, 210 ? (2.48gm)
RIC IVi.335, RCV.6385
Ox: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: VICTORIAE BRIT
R: Victory seated left on shield (or shields), resting another shield on right knee and holding palm in left.

ex. Marc Breitsprecher
Paul DiMarzio
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RIC 0564 Domitianus42 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANICVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (20.78 mm 3.39 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 564 (R2) - RSC 68
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021. Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta.42 viewsAE Sestertius. Rome mint

Obv. Draped and diademed bust right IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG

Rev. Juno standing peacock at feet IVNONEM SC.

Rome Mint, 211-217.

RIC 585. gVF
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RIGA - Free City42 viewsRIGA - Free City (1561-1581) Billon Schilling, 1575. Obv.: City gate, +CIVITATIS - RIGENSIS Rev.: City arms divide date; *MONE * NO * ARGENTEA Reference: Fedorov 615.dpaul7
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038 - Nerva denarius - RIC II 842 viewsObv:– IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right
Rev:– IVSTITIA AVGVST, Justitia seated half-right, holding sceptre and branch
Minted in Rome, A.D. 97
Reference:– BMC 44. RIC II 18. RSC 101.

Good style. Decent surfaces.
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1034cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv: IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Mars walking right with trophy over shoulder and spear
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 1034)
mauseus
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2242 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor(?)
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC 22
mauseus
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22642 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "FIDES MILITVM"
Fides standing left holding two standards
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC 226
Ex Vogelaar collection
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968cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AV"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "RENOV ROMAN"
Wolf and twins right
Unclear mint mark, no mint mark?
RIC - (cf 968?)
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202cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "COMES AVGGG"
Victory walking left holding wreath and branch
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC - (cf 202)
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314-5cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "VIRTVS CARAVSI A"
Hlmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left with spear & shield
Rev "PAX AVG"
Pax stg left with vertical sceptre
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC - (cf 314-5)
mauseus
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70742 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "ADVENTVS AVG"
Carausius on horseback left, captive under foot
Unmarked mint
RIC 707
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7542 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “LEG VII CL”
Bull standing right
London Mint
-/-//ML
RIC 75
mauseus
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712bis42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "[FORTVN]A R[EDV]X"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (712 bis)
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(VI) 1442 viewsConstantius I
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate and cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Genius standing left
RIC (VI) 14
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Lugdunum 7942 viewsAntoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM
Fides standing left with two standards
Lugdunum, -/-//III
RIC 79
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22242 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-35 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG"
Laur bust right (slight drapery on left shoulder?)
Rev "PM TRP XI COS III PP SC"
Sol standing left holding whip
Rome mint
RIC 525b
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6942 viewsVitellius 69 AD
AR denarius
Lugdunum mint
Obv "A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN"
Laureate bust left
Rev "CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM"
Mars walking left
Lugdunum mint
RIC - (cf 51)
3.2 grammes, die axis 240 degrees
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Roman Republic - Anonymous Issue of 115 - 114 BC - Roma seated on sheilds and helmet, she wolf before.42 viewsRoman Republic
Anonymous Issue Silver Denarius.
Rome Mint, 115 - 114 BC.

obv: Head of Roma right wearing Corinthian Helmet pushed up.

rev: Roma seated on a pile of shields holding spear, helmet below. She-wolf and twins before. Flying birds in both fields.

Weight: 3.35g - 20.59mm

Syd. 530.
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius42 views179-180 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P S-C - Virtus seated r., holding spear and parazonium.
RIC 1249.
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708a, Otho42 viewsOtho (69 A.D.)
John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Introduction
In January 69 Otho led a successful coup to overthrow the emperor Galba. Upon advancing to the throne, he hoped to conciliate his adversaries and restore political stability to the Empire. These ambitions were never to be realized. Instead, our sources portray a leader never fully able to win political confidence at Rome or to overcome military anarchy abroad. As a result, he was defeated in battle by the forces of Vitellius, his successor, and took his own life at the conclusion of the conflict. His principate lasted only eight weeks.
Early Life and Career
Marcus Salvius Otho was born at Ferentium on 28 April 32 A. D. His grandfather, also named Marcus Salvius Otho, was a senator who did not advance beyond the rank of praetor. Lucius Otho, his father, was consul in 33 and a trusted administrator under the emperors Tiberius, Gaius and Claudius. His mother, Albia Terentia, was likely to have been nobly born as well. The cognomen "Otho" was Etruscan in origin, and the fact that it can be traced to three successive generations of this family perhaps reflects a desire to maintain a part of the Etruscan tradition that formed the family's background.
Otho is recorded as being extravagant and wild as a youth - a favorite pastime involved roving about at night to snare drunkards in a blanket. Such behavior earned floggings from his father, whose frequent absences from home on imperial business suggest little in the way of a stabilizing parental influence in Otho's formative years. These traits apparently persisted: Suetonius records that Otho and Nero became close friends because of the similarity of their characters; and Plutarch relates that the young man was so extravagant that he sometimes chided Nero about his meanness, and even outdid the emperor in reckless spending.
Most intriguing in this context is Otho's involvement with Nero's mistress, Poppaea Sabina, the greatest beauty of her day. A relationship between the two is widely cited in the ancient sources, but the story differs in essential details from one account to the next. As a result, it is impossible to establish who seduced whom, whether Otho ever married Poppaea, and whether his posting to Lusitania by Nero should be understood as a "banishment" for his part in this affair. About the only reliable detail to emerge is that Otho did indeed become governor of Lusitania in 59, and that he assumed the post as a quaestor, a rank below that of praetor or consul, the minimum usually required for the office. From here he would launch his initial thrust towards the imperial throne.
Overthrow of Galba
Nero's suicide in June 68 marked the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and opened up the principate to the prerogatives of the military beyond Rome. First to emerge was Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, who had been encouraged to revolt by the praetorians and especially by Nymphidius Sabinus, the corrupt and scheming praetorian prefect at Rome. By this time Otho had been in Spain for close to ten years. His record seems to have been a good one, marked by capable administration and an unwillingness to enrich himself at the expense of the province. At the same time, perhaps seeing this as his best chance to improve his own circumstances, he supported the insurrection as vigorously as possible, even sending Galba all of his gold and his best table servants. At the same time, he made it a point to win the favor of every soldier he came in contact with, most notably the members of the praetorian guard who had come to Spain to accompany Galba to Rome. Galba set out from Spain in July, formally assuming the emperorship shortly thereafter. Otho accompanied him on the journey.
Galba had been in Rome little more than two months when on 1 January 69 the troops in Upper Germany refused to declare allegiance to him and instead followed the men stationed in Lower Germany in proclaiming their commander, Aulus Vitellius, as the new ruler. To show that he was still in charge Galba adopted his own successor, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, an aristocrat completely without administrative or military experience. The choice meant little to the remote armies, the praetorians or the senate and particularly angered Otho, who had hoped to succeed Galba. Otho quickly organized a conspiracy among the praetorians with promise of a material reward, and on 15 January 69 they declared him emperor and publicly killed Galba; Piso, dragged from hiding in the temple of Vesta, was also butchered. On that same evening a powerless senate awarded Otho the imperial titles.
Otho's Principate in Rome
It is not possible to reconstruct a detailed chronology of Otho's brief eight and a half weeks as princeps in Rome (15 January-15 March). Even so, Galba's quick demise had surely impressed upon Otho the need to conciliate various groups. As a result, he continued his indulgence of the praetorian guard but he also tried to win over the senate by following a strict constitutionalist line and by generally keeping the designations for the consulship made by Nero and Galba. In the provinces, despite limited evidence, there are some indications that he tried to compensate for Galba's stinginess by being more generous with grants of citizenship. In short, Otho was eager not to offend anyone.
Problems remained, however. The praetorians had to be continually placated and they were always suspicious of the senate. On the other hand, the senate itself, along with the people, remained deeply disturbed at the manner of Otho's coming to power and his willingness to be associated with Nero. These suspicions and fears were most evident in the praetorian outbreak at Rome. Briefly, Otho had decided to move from Ostia to Rome a cohort of Roman citizens in order to replace some of Rome's garrison, much of which was to be utilized for the showdown with Vitellius. He ordered that weapons be moved from the praetorian camp in Rome by ship to Ostia at night so that the garrison replacements would be properly armed and made to look as soldierly as possible when they marched into the city. Thinking that a senatorial counter-coup against Otho was underway, the praetorians stormed the imperial palace to confirm the emperor's safety, with the result that they terrified Otho and his senatorial dinner guests. Although the praetorians' fears were eventually calmed and they were given a substantial cash payment, the incident dramatically underscored the unease at Rome in the early months of 69.
Otho's Offensive against Vitellius
Meanwhile, in the Rhineland, preparations for a march on Rome by the military legions that had declared for Vitellius were far advanced. Hampered by poor intelligence gathering in Gaul and Germany and having failed to negotiate a settlement with Vitellius in early 69, Otho finally summoned to Italy his forces for a counterattack against the invading Vitellian army. His support consisted of the four legions of Pannonia and Dalmatia, the three legions of Moesia and his own imperial retinue of about 9,000. Vitellius' own troops numbered some 30,000, while those of his two marshals, Aulus Caecina Alienus and Fabius Valens, were between 15,000 and 20,000 each.
Otho's strategy was to make a quick diversionary strike in order to allow time for his own forces to assemble in Italy before engaging the enemy. The strategy worked, as the diversionary army, comprised of urban cohorts, praetorians and marines all from Rome or nearby, was successful in Narbonese Gaul in latter March. An advance guard sent to hold the line on the Po River until the Danubian legions arrived also enjoyed initial success. Otho himself arrived at Bedriacum in northern Italy about 10 April for a strategy session with his commanders. The main concern was that the Vitellians were building a bridge across the Po in order to drive southward towards the Apennines and eventually to Rome. Otho decided to counter by ordering a substantial part of his main force to advance from Bedriacum and establish a new base close enough to the new Vitellian bridge to interrupt its completion. While en route, the Othonian forces, strung out along the via Postumia amid baggage and supply trains, were attacked by Caecina and Valens near Cremona on 14 April. The clash, know as the Battle of Bedriacum, resulted in the defeat of the Othonian forces, their retreat cut off by the river behind them. Otho himself, meanwhile, was not present, but had gone to Brixellum with a considerable force of infantry and cavalry in order to impede any Vitellian units that had managed to cross the Po.
The plan had backfired. Otho's strategy of obtaining victory while avoiding any major battles had proven too risky. Realizing perhaps that a new round of fighting would have involved not only a significant re-grouping of his existing troops but also a potentially bloody civil war at Rome, if Vitellius' troops reached the capital, Otho decided that enough blood had been shed. Two weeks shy of his thirty-seventh birthday, on 16 April 69, he took his own life.
Assessment
To be sure, Otho remains an enigma - part profligate Neronian wastrel and part conscientious military commander willing to give his life for the good of the state. Our sources are at a loss to explain the paradox. Perhaps, like Petronius, he saw it was safer to appear a profligate in Nero's court? In the final analysis, Otho proved to be an organized and efficient military commander, who appealed more to the soldier than to the civilian. He also seems to have been a capable governor, with administrative talents that recalled those of his father. Nevertheless, his violent overthrow of Galba, the lingering doubts that it raised about his character, and his unsuccessful offensive against Vitellius are all vivid reminders of the turbulence that plagued the Roman world between the reigns of Nero and Vespasian. Regrettably, the scenario would play itself out one more time before peace and stability returned to the empire.
Copyright (C) 1999, John Donahue
Edited by J.P.Fitzgerald, Jr.

Cleisthenes
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Roman Republican denarius of Mn Cordius Rufus, 46 BC, Rome42 viewsRoman Republic
M Cordius Rufus, 46 BC
AR denarius
Crested Corinthian helmet, owl on helm
RVFVS S.C.
Aegis of Minerva with head of Medusa at center
MN CORDIVS
Cr463/3; Syd 977
Ardatirion
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5.1 Antoninus Pius Denarius,42 viewsreverse: ROMA COS IIII

Roma seated left
Zam
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous AE Semuncia, Rome, 217-215 BC, 42 viewsHead of Mercury right, wearing winged Petasus. / Prow of galley right, ROMA above.
Crawford 38/7; Sydenham 87; Sear (Millennium) 620.
(20 mm, 12h)
Lloyd T
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Roman Republic, 140 BC, Valeria 42 viewsAR Denarius (3.7g, 19mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 140 BC, Monneyer: C.Valerius C.f.Flaccus
obv.: X behind helmeted head of Roma, facing right
rev.: FLAC above, C·VAL·C·F below, (ROMA in ex.) Victory galloping in biga to the right.
Seaby (RSC I.) Valeria 7.
Charles S
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SAFFARIDS - Shahis of Kabul and Gandhara42 viewsSAFFARIDS - Ya`qub b. al-Layth, 247-265 - BI dramma, bull & horseman type . Islamic Shahi coin. Adil inscribed to the right of the horseman.
Rev.: Khudarayaka c. AD 870-875. No mint, but Kabul mint is suggested.
Ref.: Tye#23. 19-March-08 7:27pm
Tye writes: Those (coins) which bear the inscription "Sri Khudarayaka" have plausibly been attributed to a governor of Kabul, installed by the Sultan of Sistan, Yaqub b Laith, after his defeat of the Shahis around 870 AD. Some confirmation of this is found in the brief Arabic inscription on the reverse of one type, and also in a lowering of the weight standard to around the 2.9 gram dirhem standard..." The addition Adil makes it a Muslim issue.
dpaul7
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Lydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous AE19. Magistrate Moloxos42 viewsTime of Septimius Severus.
Sala, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca. 193-211 AD. 2.8g , AE19.
Obv: CA LHNWN, helmeted bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: EPIMOLO XOY, Kybele seated left, turreted, holding patera and resting arm on tympanum.
Magistrate Val. Moloxos (Archon).


PRO: LYDIA
PO : SALA
PZ : Between 193 and 211
BNG: MOLOXOY
Obverse
VSG: SALHNWN
VT : HEAD WOMAN R / ATHENA
VA : HELMET / AEGIS
Reverse
RSG: EPI MOLOXOY
RT : WOMAN SITTING L(1) / KYBELE(1) / ON / STOOL
RA : PATERA(1) / TURRETED / TYMPANON(1)
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 19.05(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 16 S230,22(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: SALHNWN RS: EPI MOLOXOY
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Salonina, Perge, Elpis, AE30 42 views30mm, 17.2g
obv: KORNHΛIA CAΛONINA CEBA; draped bust with crescent and stephane right, I (mark of value=10) to right
rev: ΠEPΓAIΩN; Elpis to left, flower in raised right, gathering skirts with left hand

SNG Copenhagen 365; SNG PfPS 447

(updated picture, CLICK for a sharper version)
areich
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SALZBURG - Bishop Hieronymous42 viewsSALZBURG - Bishop Hieronymous (1772-1803) Cu 2 Pfennig, 1796. Reference #KM-472.dpaul7
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Sasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,42 viewsSasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,
Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. Son of Khusro I.
avers:- Crowned bust of Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. right.
revers:- Fire altar flanked by attendants.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 3,50g, axes: 3h,
mint: Bishapur (BYŠ), regnal year 12, date: 590 A.D.,
ref: Göbl SN I/1,
Q-001
quadrans
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Continental Sceatta42 viewsContinental AR sceat, series E (1.10 g, 12 mm). Minted in Frisia (Dorestad) circa 710-765. Obverse: "Porcupine" right. Reverse: Standard TOT.Jan (jbc)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Scipio, Denarius42 viewsScipio 46 B.C.

Obv: Q METELL SCIPIO IMP
Rev: EPPIVS LEG F C
Barry
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Sear 017842 viewsJustinian I (527-565 CE) 16-nummi, Thessalonica Mint. Weight 7.0g, diameter 22mm. Abu Galyon
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196642 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


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

Antvwala
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, Hendy type J SB 203042 viewsObverse: Full lengthe figure of Archangel (Michael?) nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breast plate. in r. hand jewelled scepter and in l. gl cr.
Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in right hand sword resting on shoulder and in l. gl cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1228-60 CE
Sear 2030 H. 26.7-9. Type J attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.47gm
wileyc
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Septimius Severus, Anchialus, Hermes seated, Æ2642 viewsTHRACE, Anchialus. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD.
Ć 26mm (10.73 gm).
obv: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
rev: Hermes seated left on rocks, holding caduceus and wearing petasos.
Strack 468; BMC Thrace pg. 84, 8; SNG Copenhagen 432. VF, tan patina.

ex Barry Murphy
1 commentsareich
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Septimius Severus, Heropolis-Castabala, Dionysos, AE3142 viewsAE31, 14.6g
obv: [AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVNPOC]; emperor standing left with Nike and spear
rev: IEPOΠOΛITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN; draped bust of Dionysos right
areich
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004 - Septimus Severus (193-211 AD), denarius - RIC 6342 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureated bust right.
Rev: PART ARAB PART ADIAB, two bound captives each sitting on shield, between them a trophy. COS II P P in eregue.
Minted in Rome 195 AD.

This coin refer to Severus´victory over the Arabians and Adiabenians, maybe in the civil war against Pescennius Niger.
1 commentspierre_p77
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Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.14.0442 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 19, 3.52g
struck AD 207-217
obv. AVT KM AV CEV ANTWNINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. CERDWN
Infant Herakles, chubby, kneeling r., r. hand raised, with l. hand resting on
ground, strangling two snakes entwining his arms
Ruzicka 391 (1 ex., Glasgow); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.14.4; Varbanov 153 var. (diff. obv. legend)
Rare, about VF, oliv-green patina

This coin obviously resembles a motiv of a series of rare tetradrachms which were struck 405/4 BC to celebrate an alliance (synmachikon) of some cities of Western Asia Minor. Karwiese, NC 1980, has made a good case for it having taken place, when the cities threw off Athenian domination with the help of the Spartan Lysander. Lysander then was celebrated as Herakliskos Drakonopnigon, 'Herakles the snake-strangler'.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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286/1 M. Sergius Silus42 viewsM. Sergius Silus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 116-115 B.C. (3.81g, 17.98mm, 9h). Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, EcX SC before, ROMA X (XVI ligature) behind. Rev: helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand, Q below horse’s forelegs, M SERGI below, SILVS in ex. RSC I Sergia 1a, Sear 163, Ex Warren Esty.

The reverse depicts the grandfather of the moneyer, who, during the Punic War, reportedly suffered 23 wounds and the loss of a hand but continued the fight. The EX SC on the obverse indicates the coin was struck by a quaestor by special decred of the Senate. Quaestors were the immediate supervisors of the moneyers, but occasional struck udner their own name as well.
2 commentsLucas H
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Maximus, Rome mint, struck 236-238 AD, Æ Sestertius42 viewsMAXIMVS CAES GERM bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Maximus standing left
RIC 13, Cohen 14
2 commentsdupondius
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Faustina II., Rome mint, struck 175-176 AD, Æ Sestertius42 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA PIA draped bust right
CONSECRATIO, S-C peacock standing left
RIC 1703, Cohen 72
1 commentsdupondius
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Set of AE "Barrel" like weight42 viewsSet of AE "Barrel" like weight

Q-001
quadrans
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Severus Alexander Sestertius Victoria Augusti42 viewsSeverus Alexander AE Sestertius. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate bust right with slight drapery on left shoulder / VICTORIA AVGVSTI S-C, Victory standing right inscribing VOT X on sheild attached to palm tree.
Ref Severus Alexander AE Sestertius, RIC 616, Cohen 567, BMC 643, RCV 8021
mattpat
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Severus Alexander Providentia Sestertius42 viewsSeverus Alexander (222-235)
Sestertius
30mm, 20,8g
obv.: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust
right, drapery on left shoulder,
rev.: PROVIDENTIA AVG, S-C across field, Providentia
standing front, holding cornucopiae in left and 3 corn ears over modius in right,
ref.: RIC 642, C. 503 var., BMC 883
1 commentsMithras.de
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Severus Alexander; Eagle standing facing, head left; AE 2442 viewsSeverus Alexander, Marcianopolis, A.D. 222-235 Ć 24, 9.7g. Rev.YP IOY GETOYLIKOY MARKIANOPOLITWN, Eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak. Varbanov 1757 Podiceps
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Schjöth 1417, Hartill 17.5-6 (Type E), KM 30542 viewsShunzhi (1644-1661)

1 cash, 1660-1661, Jiangsu Province (Jiangning mint), 28 mm

Cast Bronze (officially 70% copper and 30% zinc, but actually on average 64.9% copper, 23.8 % zinc, 7.7% lead, 2.3 % tin, etc.), nominal weight 1.4 qian = 5.22 grams.

Obv: Shunzhi tongbao

Rev: Ning (in Manchurian) to the left and Ning (in Chinese) to the right.

Hartill rarity 8
Stkp
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Sicily, Panormos as "Ziz", Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 2142 viewsSICILY, Panormos as "Ziz" . Circa 380-340 BC. Ć Litra 11.66g 28mm, Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 21; SNG ANS 554; Calciati I pg. 270, 5; BMC Sicily pg. 250, 38; SNG Copenhagen 518; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille 192; Virzi 1302-306.
O: Head of Hera left wearing single-pendant earring and stephane decorated with three fleur-de-lis
R: Punic 'sys' in exergue, man-headed bull standing left; radiate head of Helios above
5 commentscasata137ec
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SICILY - JAMES I42 viewsSICILY - JAMES I of Aragon (1285-1296) AE Denaro. Obv: Crowned head, "+IAC DEI GRA/Reverse: Cross, "+REX SICILIE".dpaul7
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Sikyon Hemidrachm 100-60 B.C.42 viewsSikyon, 100-60 BC, Hemidrachm

2.36g

Dove flying right

Large "S" "OLYM / PI-A / DAS" around all within an incuse square

Pozzi/Boutin 4082v (AR not AE)

Ex Aegean
Philoromaos
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1877 Spain Cinco Centimos42 viewsSpain 1877 Cinco Centimos, Bronze.
obv:
ALFONSO XII POR LA GRACIA DE DIOS
* 1877 *
rev:
REY CONSTL. DE ESPANA
CINCO CENTIMOS
rexesq
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Spanish Cob42 viewsPhilip III ( 1598-1621), 8 Maravedis ?Daniel F
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Phocas42 viewsJericho
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Septimius Severus, Stobi42 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVGV
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left

MVNIC- STOBE
Victory/Nemesis in advancing left in long chiton,
turned left, wheel at her feet, holding wreath in right hand,
palm branch in left

Ae 27mm; 12.57g
Nominal III
2 commentsarizonarobin
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Sulpicius Galba42 viewsObv: The conjoined, laureate heads of the Dei Penates facing left; D. P. P. before.

Rev: Two male figures standing facing each other, both hold spears and are pointing at a sow which likes between them; control letter I above, C SVLPICI C F in exergue.

Silver Denarius Serratus, Rome mint, 106 BC

3.8 grams, 19 mm, 315°

RSC Sulpicia 1, S189
3 commentsSPQR Matt
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Julius Caesar42 viewsJulius Caesar
46 - 45 BC
Spain
3.84 g
18 mm
Diademed head of Venus, right, Cupid on her shoulder.
--- CAESAR
Gallia and Gaulish captive seated beneath trophy of Gallic arms.
Sydenham 1014 - Crawford 568/1
1 commentsArgentoratum
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. 42 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. BI tetradrachm (25 mm, 11.65 g, 7 h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius right; beneath, Z / Eagle standing left on palm branch, wreath in beak; S C. McAlee 1120g; Prieur 548. Sold2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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42 viewsmarandnumiz
Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-CM-CL-TACITVS-AVG-(D1)_COSERVAT-MILIT-(ME-1)_A_KA_RIC-191corr_off-1_iss-2_T-3899_Serdica_276_AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,42 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentumD1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: A//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight:4,22g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-1., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-191corr., T-(Estiot)-3899, C-, LV 2194-5
Q-001
quadrans
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India. Tamil Nadu. Tanjore Nayaks. 1532 - 1673 Copper Kasu.42 viewsIndia. Tamil Nadu. Tanjore Nayaks. 1532 - 1673 Copper Kasu. Shivalingam / Lord Rama and Sitaoneill6217
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Theodosius Half Siliqua42 viewsHalf Siliqua (Silver, Carthage, 592-602. )
D N TEODOSIVS PP A Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing. Rev. Facing busts of Maurice and Constantina with long cross between; in exergue,

ACTI. DOC 307. MIB 59. S. 615.

Rare
Tanit
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Contemporary Alexander the Great42 viewsAlexander III
Tetradrachm ca. 336-323 BC
midn_easy
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18-30 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)42 viewsAR Tetradracma (Provincial) 25 x 23 mm 13.6 gr.

Anv: "AYTOK[PAT ΩP KAICAP CEBATOC OYECIIACIANOC]" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ETOY [NEOY IEPOY A ó B ó Γ]" - Aguila parada de frente con su cabeza a izquierda, sobre un garrote con sus alas extendidas y corona de laureles en el pico.

Acuńada 69 - 71 D.C.
Ceca: Syria - Seleucis and Pieria - Antiochia ad Orontem

Referencias: Sear GICTV #736 Pag.70 - BMC Vol.20 #227 Pag.178 - RPC (#1970 =Ańo 1, #1971=Ańo 2 ó #1973=Ańo 3) Grupo 7 - Prieur Syro-Phoenician tatradrachms (2000) pag.20 #132 Grupo 9
mdelvalle
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Thai Coca Cola42 viewsThai Coke2 commentsrexesq
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Thasos stater42 viewsca. 500 BC
22 mm, 9.52 g
obv: satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph
rev: quadripartite incuse
2 commentsareich
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Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR 8, Hemiobol42 viewsThracian Islands, Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR Hemiobol (8mm, ca. 0.3g)
head of nymph left / dolphin left, Q-A. SNG Copenhagen 1035. Ex areich, photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Theodosius I, Vows AE4 * 379-395 AD42 views
Theodosius I, Vows * 379-395 AD * Bronze

Obverse: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X, Legend within wreath. ("I Vow five years, perhaps ten").

B(eta) SISC in exergue

Mint: Siscia

Size: 15 mm.
Weight: 1.4 grams
Patina: Medium green, flat.

RIC 29d.
Sear 4187v.
Tiathena
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Tiberius Pax Group 142 viewsGroup 1, c. 15 - 18 A.D. Lugdunum mint.
O: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; One of the ribbons of Tiberius' laurel wreath falls over his neck.
R: PONTIF MAXIM; Legs of the throne are plain, the throne is on a raised base represented by a second line above the exergual line, no footstool.

This coin has become relatively famous, and expensive, due to the fact that Tiberius was Emperor during the entire time of Jesus ministry. Jesus’ only recorded reference to Caesar is when Pharisees, along with party followers of Herod Antipas, try to trap Jesus. Matthew 22:15-22 contains one record of the exchange.
“Teacher,” these men say, “we know you are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and you do not care for anybody, for you do not look upon men’s outward appearance. Tell us, therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to pay head tax to Caesar or not?”
Jesus is not fooled by the flattery. He realizes that if he says, ‘Don’t pay the tax,’ he will be guilty of sedition against Rome. If he says, ‘Yes, you should pay this tax,’ the Jews, who despise their subjugation to Rome, will hate him. So he answers: “Why do you put me to the test, hypocrites? Show me the head tax coin.”
When they bring him a denarius, he asks, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
“Caesar’s,” they reply.
“Pay back, therefore, Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.”

It was the governments—represented by “Caesar”— that minted these coins and helped establish their value. So in Jesus view, they had the right to ask that it be paid back in the form of taxes. At the same time, he showed that “God’s things”—our life and worship—cannot rightfully be claimed by any human institution.

Baptiste Giard divides Tiberius' PONTIF MAXIM coins (aurei and denarii), into six groups, based on what he believes is the evolution of style over time.1 To some extent the portraits also reflect Tiberius' aging over a period of about 22 years. An excellent writeup can be found at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=tribute%20penny.
Nemonater
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14-37 AD - TIBERIUS AR denarius - struck 14-37 AD42 viewsobv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS (laureate head right)
rev: PONTIF MAXIM (Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and inverted spear; ornate legs to chair)
ref: RIC I 28, RSC 16b (2frcs)
mint: Lugdunum
3,57gms, 18mm

The story of the Tribute Penny may be the best-known Biblical reference to a coin. Tiberius reigned during the ministry of Jesus and it is logical that his silver denarius was the coin used by Christ ("Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto the Lord that which is the Lord's"). Although the inscription refers to Tiberius' position as Pontifex Maximus and there are no overt references to Livia, many scholars feel that users of the coins would have associated the figure with Livia and that this association was probably intended by Tiberius. An obligatory issue for collectors.
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TITUS42 viewsAR denarius. 80 AD. 3.57 gm. Laureate head right. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M. / Dolphin right on tripod. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P. RIC II 27a. RSC 321.
CNG 151596.
benito
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Titus Judaea Capta-Tiberias Mint42 viewsAE 26, Tiberias mint under Agrippa II 55-95 AD
Obverse: KAICAP CEBAC AVTOKP TITOC, Laureate head of Titus right
Reverse: ETO-KS BA / A (Gamma)PI-(Pi Pi)A, Nike standing right with wreath and palm.
26 mm, 13.2 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Titus RIC 3842 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 38 (R2), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P; Capricorn l., below, globe
VF

A very rare left facing example of this type from one of Titus' rarer issues minted in the fall of 79 AD. According to BMCRE II and Cohen, London and Paris do not have the type.

Deeply toned with a thick patina and nice portrait.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus RIC II 010442 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan.-30 June. (3.36g, 18.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Captives, two, back to back, seated on either side of trophy, man on l. woman on r. RIC II 104 (R).

The rare aspect of this type (compared with the more common Titus 102) is that the male captive is on the left, and the female is on the right. While a small difference, it is significant in terms of scarcity. This is the only example I’ve seen in trade of this type, and with a full weight, well centered on its flan, and full legends, it is in good condition as well.
4 commentsLucas H
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Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis AMNG 361942 viewsPhilipp II AD 244-246
AE 27, 11.91g
obv. [M I]OVLFILIPPOC KAI / CAR AVG
confronted busts of Philipp II and Serapis
rev. MHTROPONT - OV TOMEWC (WC ligated)
Homonoia, in himation and long chiton, wearing kalathos, std. frontal, head l.,
holding Patera in extended r. hand and Cornucopiae with crab(?) in r. arm
Regling, AMNG I, 2, p.913, no.3619 (attr. by Pat Lawrence)
rare, F+/about VF

One of the latest provincial coins of Tomis.
Jochen
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,42 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIAN-OPTIM-AVG-GERM-DAC, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- PARTHICO-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-S-P-Q-R, Providentia standing left, holding scepter and pointing with wand to globe at feet,.
exerg: PRO/VID//--, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight:3,02g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 114-117 A.D., ref: RIC-363, RSC-314,
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, RIC II 523, Rome, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing left, 42 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, RIC II 523, Rome, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NERVAE-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-V-P-P, Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers:- S-P-Q-R-OPTIMO-PRINCIPI, Victory standing left, holding palm and erecting trophy.
exerg: -/-//SC, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC-II-523-p-281, C-445,
Q-001
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250 AD - Trajan Decius - 249-251 - Ric 016b - Genius42 viewsIMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and curaissed bust right
GENIVSEXERCILLVRICIANI - Genius standing Left, holding patera and cornucopia, standard on right.

Rome Mint, RIC 16(b)
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Emperor Trajan Denarius42 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing with cornucopiae, modius & basket at feet. RIC 166. 1 commentsStuart Francis
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42 viewsTROAS, ALEXANDREIA, Third Century AD, AE 21
Turreted bust of Tyche right; behind, vexillum/Horse grazing right. 21 mm. Cf. SNG Cop 109 (obv. legend variant); cf. Grose 7763 (obv. legend variant); cf. Lindgren I, 326 (obv. legend variant).
Collecting Ancient Greek Coins 25b (this coin pictured).

Ex: Dr. Paul Rynearson
1 commentspaul1888
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Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14) 42 viewsAR Denarius, 2 B.C. – A.D. 4, Lugdunum, 19.1mm, 3.46g, 180°, RIC I 207.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. Laureate head right.
Rev: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT. Caius and Lucius standing, hands on shields with spear behind; simpulum and lituus above.
1 commentsJoseph D5
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0 - Caracalla #00 Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs42 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre, Phoenicia.
Struck 213 - 217 A.D. - Tyre Mint (Murex Shell between Eagle's legs as mintmark)

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed. Seen from the front.

rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs

Weight: 13.79 Grams
Diameter 26.4 mm
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034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #01, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!42 views034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #01, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!
avers:- +m•WLADIS-LAI•REGIS, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Hungarian stripes, Polish eagle, Lithuanian knight); border of dots.
diameter: 13-15mm, weight: 0,51g, axis:10h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: B-n* (Pohl), date:1440-1441 A.D., ref: Unger-469.c, CNH-2-149A, Huszar-598,
Q-001
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Constantine The Great, Ticinum, Unlisted42 viewsAE3, Ticinum Mint, 307-337 AD
Obverse: CONSTANTIN(VS AVG), Draped and cuirassed bust left in high crested helmet.
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAET PP, Two victories holding shield inscribed VOT / PR over alter
TT in exergue
17mm, 3.4gm

Bust type, obverse and reverse legend all unlisted in RIC for Ticinum VLPP coins.
Jerome Holderman
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SMHε*42 viewsAE3 Follis, 2.70 g, 19 mm, 11 h

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

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

Exergue: SMHε*

Heralcea mint

RIC VII 143
drjbca
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URBS ROMA42 viewsROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
STRUCK FROM 330 - 346 AD BY CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND HIS SONS TO CELEBRATE THE TRADITION POSITION OF ROME AS THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
OBVERSE: VRBS ROMA (City of Rome); HELMETED BUST OF ROMA FACING LEFT
REVERSE: SHE-WOLF, FACING LEFT, SUCKLING THE TWINS ROMULUS AND REMUS
laney
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Vrbs Roma - Arles42 viewsPCONST - pine between stars
Ric VII Arles 392 r4
d=18mm p=2,70g
antvwala
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Valens, RIC unknown42 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive.
Exe: unknown
Date: 364-378 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: unknown


Bluefish
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VALENS-342 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor walking right head turned back grasping bound captive at top of head with right hand holding banner with "Chi Rho"

Exe: branchrightBSISC Siscia mint

Ref: Rix IX 5b type iii 2.3g 17mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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Valens RIC IX, Trier 46(a)42 viewsValens 364 - 378, brother of Valentinianus I
AR - Siliqua, 1.7g, 17mm
Trier 17. Nov 375 - 9.Aug.378
obv. DN VALEN - S PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. VRBS - ROMA
helmeted Roma sitting l. on cuirass, holding l. spear and r. Victory on globe
exergue: TRPS dot
RIC IX, Treveri 46(a); C.110
VF
Jochen
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Valentinian III, Castrorvm Ianva, Roma42 viewsantvwala
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Valentinian I, Gloria Romanorum42 viewsObv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Valentinian advancing right, dragging a captive and holding a labarum affixed with the Chi-Rho Christogram; M in left field; six-pointed star above F in right field; BSISC in exergue.

AE 3, Siscia mint, 364 - 367 AD

2.3 grams, 18 mm

RIC IX Siscia 5a
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Vespasian RIC 2542 viewsAR denarius
Rome Mint, 70 AD
RIC 25 (R), BMC 14, RSC 90
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Neptune stg. l., foot on prow, with dolphin and trident.
aVF

This coin commemorates Vespasian's return to Rome in October of 70 AD (RIC II p 19). Neptune, as god of the sea, is given his just due in Vespasian's safe voyage home. This coin type was copied by Lugdunum. Antioch also had a variation of the Neptune reverse (with a globe instead of a prow).

Considered rare by the RIC, I had a most difficult time locating this reverse type from Rome. Vespasian looks a bit bemused in this portrait, which I find very appealing.
Vespasian70
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AE dupondius - struck 74 AD42 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM TR COS V CENS (radiate head left)
rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S.C. (Felicitas standing left holding caduceus & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC II 555, C.152 (2frcs), BMC698
mint: Rome
11.42gms, 26mm
1 commentsberserker
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09 Vespasian42 viewsDenarius. IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right / SALVS AVG, Salus seated left holding patera. RIC 67, RSC431. Weight 3.34 g. Die Axis 6 hr.
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AR quinar - struck 75-79 AD42 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC II 125, C.594 (20frcs)
1.42gms, 15mm
Rare
1 commentsberserker
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Alexandria. Vespasian AE35 Drachm. Winged bust of Nike42 viewsWinged bust of Nike. L IB. Emmett 208ancientone
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Vespasian RIC II 134042 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Spanish Mint. 69-70 A.D. (3.39g, 18.9mm, 0h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS [AVG], laureate head left. Rev: VICTORIA IMP VESPASIANI, Victory standing left on globe, with wreath and palm. RIC II 1340 (R), BMC 362, RSC 630.

In the original RIC and BMCRE, this series was assigned to Tarraco, but the coins have distinctive characteristics that separate them from that issue. In the revised RIC, they are assigned to an uncertain Spanish mint. This attribution is “fluid” however pending further research and potential die link studies.
6 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 070342 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 74 A.D. (3.23g. 18.6m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V, Caduceus, winged. RIC II 703.

The caduceus is a characteristic of Mercury and associated with heralds and commerce. This coin is much nicer than my photograph show with nice dark toning.
3 commentsLucas H
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VETRANIO42 viewsBronze AE 2, RIC VIII 296, 18.5 MM ,Sisica mint, 350 A>D>; obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, LAUREATE, DRAPED AND CUIRASSED BUST RIGHT; REVERSE virts avgstorvm, emperor, standing right, holding spear and globe, at feet seated captive, A SIS in ex.2 commentsNORMAN K
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PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - Constantine I42 viewsAE Follis, London, 310 - 312
4.74gm, 21mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS P AVG
O: Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm.
Rx: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, PLN in ex., * in right field
R: Prince standing facing, head left, cloak hanging from left shoulder, right holding globe, left reversed spear.

RIC VI.228 (R), ex. Harlan Berk
Paul DiMarzio
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GALLIC EMPIRE/ROME - VICTORINUS42 viewsObv: Emperor - Rev.: Pax. Cologne mint. 268-270 A.D. Obv.: IMP C VICTORINVS AVG, Radiate draped bust right. Rev.: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding nolive branch and scepter.dpaul7
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095/1a Victoriatus42 viewsAnonymous. 211-208B.C. AR Victoriatus. Uncertain Mint. (2.74g, 16mm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right. Rev: Victory standing right, crowing trophy; VB monogram between. Crawford 95/1a. Sydenham 113, RSC 36m.

An interesting denomination, he Victoriatus circulated at the same time as the denarius but was made of debased silver and could have been valued at ľ a denarius. It was hoarded separately from denarii, and could have been used for trade in southern Italy among the Greek colonies. It was later remade into the Quninarri keeping the victory motif from the old Victoriatus.
1 commentsLucas H
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BEAT TRANQLITAS VOT/IS/XX - Constantine I42 viewsAE3, London, 323 - 324
2.86gm, 19mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
O: Helmeted, cuirassed bust Right.
Rx: BEAT TRANQLITAS, PLON in ex.
R: Globe on altar inscribed VOT / IS / XX in three lines; above, three stars.

RIC VII.268 (R3), ex. Mike Fox
Paul DiMarzio
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Vitellius, RIC I-059 Lugdunum42 viewsAR Denarius
Lugdunum mint, 69 A.D.
18mm, 3.18g
RIC I-59, RSCv.2-90

Obverse:
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN
Laureate head right

Reverse:
VESTA P R QVIRITIVM
Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne, right holdind patera, left supporting torch.
1 commentsWill J
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VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Siscia 5542 viewsConstantine I
A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuir., spear across right shoulder.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP[ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA POPULI ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar.
ΓSIS
RIC VII Siscia 55 r4

My Constantine Website
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Licinius II, Ae 3, struck 320 A.D., 3gm, 19 mm42 viewsOBV/ LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laur. bust r., ribbon across shoulder.
REV/ CAESARVM NOSTRORVM; VOT/I.S/.V. within wreath.
.ASIS. in exergue.
RIC VII, 143 (Rare 3)
If you're collecting L Jr., note the "ribbon" on the obverse as well as the "CAES" vs "C"; and also the Rx legend in three lines; it's the small details like these that add up to the correct attribution. ;-)
This is one of my very favorite L Jr. issues from the mint of Siscia; lots of silvering still intact!
1 commentsMayadigger
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Vrbs Roma - Arles42 views(P or S)CONST - Chi-rho between stars
Ric IX Arles 400 R3 or R4
d=14mm p=0,80g
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India. Vijayanagar Kingdom. Sachsivaraya 1543 - 1570 A.D. Copper Jittal (13 mm, 3.14 grams).42 viewsIndia. Vijayanagar Kingdom. Sachsivaraya 1543 - 1570 A.D. Copper Jittal (13 mm, 3.14 grams). Humped bull facing left, sun and moon above, dagger left / two line legend in Nagiri: Cha la ma ra ya, legend seperated by discuss, crescent, and conch.

MSI 863
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040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #0142 views040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #01
avers:- M•WLADISLAI•R•VNGARI•, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Polish eagle in inner shield.
revers:- PATRON_VNGARIE,
diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: (Pohl),
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
Q-001
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Vespasian: 69 - 79AD42 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 71AD
Obv. - laureate head right; IMP.CAES.VEPASIAN.AUG.COS.III
Rev. - Aequitas standing left hoding scales and rod; large S / C either side; AEQUITAS / AUGUSTI
12.18 grams
27.0 mm
1 commentscmcdon0923
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Elagabalus from Panias42 viewsElagabalus --AE25, Caesaria Panias. R: Pan standing with three goats, all sharing a common head. cf. Meshorer, Ya'akov, Coins of Caesarea Panias, in Israel Numismatic Journal 8, 1984-85, page 57 no. 59 (Julia Soaemias). Thanks to David Hendin and Pat Lawrence for assistance on attribution!featherz
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Constantine I / Campgate / Nicomedia42 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Nicomedia, Officina 3, SMNΓ

Date: 328-329 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Pearl-diademed head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMNΓ in exergue

Size: 18mm x 19mm

Weight: 2.99 grams
AnemicOak
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GALBA42 viewsAR denarius. 69 AD. Laureate head right. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG / Livia standing left, holding patera and scepter.DIVA AVGVSTA . RIC 186. RSC 55.
Ex I & L Goldberg.
benito
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Republic, Quartuncia41 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
Head of Roma right, wearing a crested helmet
Prow of galey right, ROMA above
3,41 gr - 15 mm
Ref :RCV # 624
According to RCV, "the quartuncia is the smallest denomination of the Roman bronze coinage, and has been briefly produced during the semilibral weight standard. With the further decline in the weight of the bronze coinage after 215 BC, issue of the experimental quartuncia ceased."
4 commentsPotator II
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L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus41 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
PAVLLUS - LEPIDVS {CONCORDIA] diademed and draped bust of concordia right
Trophy with Lepidus Paullus on the right and three captives on the left (king Perseus of Macedon and his sons). TER above and PAVLLVS at exergue
4.00 gr
Ref : RCV # 366, RSC, Aemilia # 10
4 commentsPotator II
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Carinus41 viewsCarinus Antoninians
23 mm 3.95 gm
O: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG
Laureate bust right
R: AEQVITAS AVGG
Aeternitas stg l, hldg Phoenix on globe
John Campbell
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Kings of Macedon - Philip V (221-179 B.C.) - Persius (179-168 B.C.)41 views187-168 B.C.
Ć22 Double Unit
8.99 gm, 22 mm
Obv.: Diademed head of Poseidon right
Rev.: MAKE-ΔONΩN above and below club; monograms above and below; all within oak wreath
Uncertain mint in Macedon
Moushmov 5838; BMC v. p.14, 51;
SNG Copenhagen 1296-1297 var. (monograms)
2 commentsJaimelai
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Nero AE As41 viewsRIC I 543 Lugdunum, C 302
9.72 g, 27 mm
IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P PP, head right
S-C on either side of Victory flying left with shield inscribed SPQR
(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay for attribution!)
1 commentsMark Z2
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Traianus denarius41 viewsTrajan, 98 - 117 AD. Silver Denarius. Rome Mint. RV:SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, dacian captive seated right on pile of arms.
C.118, RIC 96, BMC 385.
VF+
1 commentsNico
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ANTONINUS PIUS41 viewsAR denarius. 139 AD. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. / Libertas standing front,head left,holding pileus and sceptre (or rod). TR POT COS II.
RIC 50. RSC 861.
benito
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PRECOLUMBIAN41 viewsCopador vase. Late Classic. "El Paraiso", Chalatenango, El Salvador. 22,3 cms.2 commentsbenito
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Constantius II41 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman, who reaches back towards soldier, Gamma left, SMKB in ex. Cyzikus 93Randygeki(h2)
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41 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. Ć Hemidrachm - Triobol. Alexandreia mint. First phase, struck circa 246-242/1. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. Svoronos 974 var. (control mark).

AE40 about 46.5 g.

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Ar 0.249g, 6.7mm
Elea(Elia?), Aeolis, AR Hemiobol. Late 5th century BC. Head of Athena left, in crested helmet / E L A I, around olive wreath, all within incuse square. SNG Cop 164 ex Forvm
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Plautilla, Denarius - bB3 - 012041 viewsRome mint, AD 202
PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and sceptre
3.5 gr, 18.9 mm
Ref : RCV #7065, RIC IV #363, Cohen #1
Potator II
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Gordian III, Denarius 41 viewsRome mint, AD 240
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right
SECVRITAS PVBLICA Securitas seated on throne left, holding scepter in right hand
2,94 gr
Ref : RSC # 340, RCV #8682
3 commentsPotator II
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Trajan Decius, Tetradrachm41 viewsAVG KG TTEKY DEKIOY TPAIANOC CEB, Laureate and draped bust of Trajan Decius right. Four dots under bust
DHMAPXEX OYCIAC, Eagle standing left, holding wreath in beak, SC at exergue
13,56 gr
Ref : RC #2723, Prieur # 528_012
1 commentsPotator II
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0141 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, h-O, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: h-O (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525e, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
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Valerian, Antoninianus41 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM, Fides Militum standing left, holding two standards
3.66 gr
Ref : RCV # 9938(45), Cohen # 65
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Gallienus CONCORDIA41 viewsIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust draped and cuirassed right

R/ CONCORDIA AVGG
clasped hands

Antoninianus struck 253 - 260 in
21/23 mm -- 5,18 g -- Axis 165°

RIC.131 Cohen. 125

very heavy " 5,18 g ""theoric weight should be 3,38 g and 25 % silver.
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053. Manuel I, 1143-1180. BI Trachy.41 viewsObv. Mary facing
Rev. Manuel standing.
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Gallienus ABUNDANTIA41 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
Radiated head right

R/ ABVNDANTIA AVG
Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae

Antoninianus struck in Rom
24 mm - 3.79 g -- axis 170°

RIC. Cohen.5

very large flan , traces of incuse portrait on reverse
full silvering
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #141 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding sceptre and standard.
exergo: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:244 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-173b, p-90, C-63,
Q-001
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #141 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #1
avers:- OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- PIETAS-AVGVSTAE, Pietas (Piety, Duitfulness) standing half-left, holding box of perfume and rising right hand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:22,5-23,5mm, weight:3,93g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:248-249A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-130, p-, C-,
Q-001
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Trajan Decius (?), Antioch, Syria, Tyche seated in temple reverse, 15.66g, 28.8mm, 0o41 views1 commentsareich
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #241 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-Q-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- No legend, Mars standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 2,1g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 248 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-128, p-126, Scarce!,
Q-002
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Jovian AE3 AD 363-364 Sirmium (BSIRM)41 viewsObv: D N IOVIA-NVS P F AVG
Rev: VOT V MVLT X
RIC VIII 118
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Carabela Santa Maria41 viewsModel of the Carabela Santa Maria,
self-made, took me a few years for the completion.
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Romulus and Remus41 views2 commentssimmurray
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Domitian Denarius - Thunderbolt on Table (RIC II 70)41 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 81 AD
3.39g

Obv: Laureate bust of Domitian (R)
IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AUG PM

Rev: WINGED THUNDERBOLT on Draped "pulvinarium" table.
TRP COS VII DES VIII PP

RIC II 70 RSC 575
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Baktria, Graeco-Baktrian Kings, Euthydemos I., Æ Double Unit, 235-200 BC.41 viewsBaktria, Graeco-Baktrian Kings, Euthydemos I.,
Ć Double Unit (21-23 mm / 7.02 g), 235-200 BC.,
Obv.: Bare head of Hercules right.
Rev.: [B]AΣIΛEΩS above, EYΘYΔHMOY below, horse prancing right.
Sear GC 7523 ; Mitchiner, Indogreek 87 ; Bopearachchi Série 17A ; SNG ANS 146ff ; BMC India 8, 6 .

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Trajan Denarius - Trajan's Column (RIC II 292)41 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 113-117AD
3.21g

Obv: Laureate draped bust of Trajan (R)
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP


Rev: TRAJAN'S COLUMN surmounted by statue of Trajan and two eagles at base.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

An unfortunate but nevertheless interesting example of a tooled silver coin. Tooling visible on both sides but especially in reverse fields, legend and on column.


RIC II 292 RSC 558
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Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople41 viewsObv: Archangel Michael Standing
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-headed Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2283
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Vespasian Dup. RIC 47841 viewsAE Dupondius , 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right.
Rev: SC, Victory flying to left holding shield inscribed SPQR.
28 mm , 9.6 gm.
RIC 478-1, Cohen 464.
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PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Æ Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD.41 viewsPHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Ć Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopiae. RIC IV 168a; Cohen 26. VF, green patina under dusty overtones, minor encrustation on jowl.1 commentssseverus
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Constantius Hoc Signo41 viewsAE2 , Siscia mint
Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind star before.
Rev: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor standing holding labarum and scepter, being crowned from behind by Victory. A in left field.
.(gamma) SIS. in exergue. RIC 286
22mm, 4.3gm.
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MACEDON - ALEXANDER III - THE GREAT41 viewsSilver drachm, Price 1750, F, 4.19g, 16.9mm, 0o, Kolophon mint, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in lion skin headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, right leg drawn back, grain kernel left, spear head right
Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C.
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1503a, Gratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D.41 viewsGratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D. Bronze AE 3, F, 2.352g, 19.13mm, 0o. Obverse: emperor's diadmed bust right; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor draging captive, * in left field.

Gratian, son of Valentinian I, became the sole ruler of the Western empire in 375 A.D., and after the catastrophic defeat of the Roman forces at Hadrianopolis the Eastern empire also came under his rule. To better cope with the empire, he elevated general Theodosius to the Eastern throne. Because of a shortage of coinage to meet the payroll, Gratian was abandoned by his troops during the revolt of Magnus Maximus. He was overtaken and killed while fleeing to the Alps.
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus)41 viewsAE antoninianus. Rome,268-269 AD. 2nd emission. 3,27 grs. Radiate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. / Annona standing left,right foot on prow,holding grain ears and cornucopiae. ANNONA AVG.
RIC V (i) :18. Cunetio 1964, Normanby 638.
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IONIA, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD. Æ 15mm.41 viewsIONIA, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD.
Ć 15mm (2.76 gm).
Obv: The River-God Meles reclining left, holding reed
Rev: Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm.
SNG Copenhagen 1301; Klose pg. 178, Gruppe B (V2/R-).
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Constantius II AD 337-361 Sirmium (SIRM) 41 viewsObv: DNCONSTAN-TIVSPFAVG
Rev: Victory with Two Wreaths,
VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM
RIC VIII 25
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Legio IIII Flavia Felix41 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius - 17mm (3.03 g). Struck 193 AD. Laureate head right / LEG IIII FL, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV 8; BMCRE pg. 616, 10a; RSC 264. VF, obverse a little rough.

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Maximinus Thrax sestertius41 viewsSesterce Maximin 1er
- Sesterce, Maximin 1er, 235-236 (Bronze) C.100 - RIC.67 - BMC/RE.27
Avers : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier ŕ droite vu de trois quarts en arričre (A*2) ; portrait B.
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG.
Revers : Victoria (la Victoire), drapée et ailée, allant ŕ droite, brandissant une couronne de la main droite et tenant une palme de la main gauche. VICTO-RI-A AVG SC.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius41 viewsSilver denarius, 18mm, 3.60g, Rome 13 - 18 September 96 A.D.; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva 4; RIC -, RSC -; Ex. DooCollect

Struck in the final week of Domitian's reign. Since he became emperor on 13 September 81 A.D., at the same date he received his first tribunician office which was renewed yearly. He reached TR P XV on 13 September 96, but five days later he was murdered. Of course, not many coins could have been struck in such a short period and much less survived to our time. The M4 type was not discovered in time for inclusion in Ian Carradice's thesis in late 70's and the coin here appears to be unique.
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.41 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
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GORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus.41 viewsGORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus - 23mm (4.78 g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. RIC IV 147; RSC 160. EF
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Julius Caesar denarius41 viewsDate: 44 BC
Mint: Galia
Obverse: Elephant trampling a snake and CAESAR
Reverse: Pontificisl Emblems

Ex Elaine Fantham collection, pic made by CNG.
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1795 AE Halfpenny Token. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland41 viewsObverse: NUNQUAM ARESCERE. River God reclining facing right, right arm resting on an urn, inscribed CLYDE, from which water flows, left hand holding oar inscribed with St Andrew's cross; in exergue, MDCCXCI (1791).
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: PAYABLE IN LONDON, the rest engrailed.
Dalton & Hamer: 9
RARE

This is one of a series of mule halfpennies by Lutwyche. In the 18th century, token manufacturers often used their dies to their own advantage by striking “mules”, solely with the object of creating rare varieties which were sold to the collectors of the day.

The inscription NUNQUAM ARESCERE (Never dries) is taken from a passage in Ovid's Metamorphoses, "Naidas his venam, quae nunquam arescere posset, supposuisse ferunt" (They tell us that the Naiads converted them into a stream which never dries).

*Alex
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German States. South Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm. Copper Grossus 1797.41 viewsGerman States. South Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm. Copper Grossus 1797. FRIDERICHVS WILHELM.BORUSS REX 1797, bust right / GROSSUS BORUS MERIDIUNA, crowned arms flanked by branches.

KM 2.1
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Great Britain. George IV 1820 - 1830. Copper Farthing 182541 viewsGreat Britain. George IV 1820 - 1830. Copper Farthing 1825. GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, laureate head left / BRITTANNIAR REX. FID. DEF, Brittannia seated right holding trident and resting right hand on shield.

KM 677 (date on reverse)
4,300,000 minted
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Muscat and Oman. Faisal bin Turkee A.H. 1306 - 1332 / A.D. 1888 - 1913. Copper 1/4 Anna 1900 A.D.41 viewsMuscat and Oman. Faisal bin Turkee A.H. 1306 - 1332 / A.D. 1888 - 1913. Copper 1/4 Anna 1900 A.D. FFAISAL BIN TURKEE / FESSUL BIN TURKEY IMAM MUSCAT AND OMAN, value and date.

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3. Malichus II 40-70 AD and Queen Shuqailat II41 viewsMint: Petra
Ref: Meshorer Nabataean Coins,140A, SNG ANS 1444
Obv: Jugate busts of Malichus II and Shuqailat II-Laureate, facing right.
Rev: Crossed cornucopia;Nabataean script.
Malichus/Shaquilath in three lines; two above and one below cornucopia.
W K L M
Y Q S
T L
Size: AE16mm
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Maximinus RIC 1641 viewsAR Denarius, 235-238 AD , Rome Mint.
Obv- IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Bust style-1
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory Right with wreath and palm.
20mm
RIC 16
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Mis-strike Probus Radiate41 viewsThis radiate 'Aurelianus", likely of Probus, has little detail left on the obverse though a radiate crown and -BV- can be made out. The reverse has two figures clasping hands - like Emperor and Jupiter - and a legend ending in -TER. The exergue has *Q. otlichnik
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Probus, RIC 155, Rome41 viewsObv: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
Bust: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left. Captive at foot right.
Exe: R thunderbolt Zeta
Date: 276-282 AD
Denom: Antoninianus
Bluefish
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Commodus Vict Brit Sestertius41 viewsAE Sestertius, 184-185 AD
Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT. Laureate head right.
Reverse: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P S-C, Victory seated right on pile of arms, inscribing sheild on her knee. VICT BRIT in exergue.
Cohen 946; RIC 452; BMC 560
28mm , 20.7 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Constantius II 41 viewsConstantius II AE3. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman. TRP (crescent) in ex. RIC 359? var. or 358

2.67g
17mm

The mint mark is missing but the style matches Trier
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Follis Licinius I41 viewsFollis de Licinius, Héraclée, 313/314 – RIC.6 (R3).
Avers: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG buste lauré ŕ droite.
Revers: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG Jupiter nu debout ŕ gauche tenant une victoire sur un globe et un sceptre long ; ŕ ses pieds ŕ gauche un aigle tient une couronne dans son bec, B dans le champ, SMHT ŕ l’exergue.
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 352 or 361, Siscia41 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Bust: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman. FH3 - reaching
Exe: ASIS (zigzag)
Date: 351-361 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated: "C3"
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Domitian, AD 81-9641 viewsAR denarius.

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left, with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield. Rome mint, struck AD 81.

RIC II.1, 062; BMCRE II, 013; RSC II, 564.
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Constantine II, RIC VII 253, Siscia41 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Two soldiers standing to either side of one standard
Exe: Epsilon SIS
Date: 330-340 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC VII 253
Rated "R3"
Bluefish
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34. Baktria: Euthydemos II.41 viewsTetradrachm, ca 190-170 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Euthydemos II.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ / Herakles standing, holding wreath, club, and lion's skin. PK monogram at left.
16.90 gm., 30 cm.
Sear #7536; Bepearachchi Serie 1C.
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Constantius II41 viewsO: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Emperor facing r., rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, , Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing fallen horsemen; shield on ground at r. Horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends l. arm.
Ex. Gamma SIS zigzag
18mm 2.46g RIC VIII Siscia 362 355-361 A.D.
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1673 Maundy Threepence41 viewsGreat Britain 1673 Maundy 3d. Charles II.
VF/EF flan flaw @ 5 o' clock, nice moustache, even toning.
obv:
CAROLVS.II.DEI.GRATIA - Laureate bust right, draped, seen from the front.
rev:
.16 73.
MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX

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249-251 AD., Trajan Decius, AR Antoninianus, mint of Rome, RIC 17b var.41 viewsTrajan Decius, AR Antoninianus, 3,10 g., mint of Rome, 249-251 AD.
Obv.: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG , Radiate and cuirassed bust right, rear view.
Rev.: GENIVS EXERC ILLYRICIANI , Genius of the army of Illyria standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, standard and altar at left.
RIC IV, part III, p. 122, #17b var. (not draped) ; C. 56 (var.?).

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Interregnum, Macedonia41 viewsBronze coin
Macedonian shield with gorgoneion.
Helmet
3.94 gram
16.9 mm
AMNG 174, 7
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15 Hadrian41 viewsHADRIAN
BI tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, 11.1g, 25.1mm
29 Aug 125 - 28 Aug 126 A.D.
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ Α∆ΡΙΑ CΕΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis, from behind / L ∆Ε KATOV (year 10), Canopus jar of Osiris, ornamented with figures, wearing crown of horns, uraei disk, and plumes
Kampmann-Ganschow 32.351; Geissen 903; Dattari 1326; Milne 1154; BMC Alexandria p. 75, 630; Emmett 827
Choice gVF
Purchased from FORVM

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

During the mummification process, large organs, such as the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were extracted and placed in four jars. In the Ptolemaic period, the Greeks called these jars "canopic jars," relating them to the deity of the old city Canop (now a village in Abu Kyr). The heart was left in the body because it held the spirit, understanding and senses and would be needed on the Day of Judgment in the underworld. -- FORVM
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Laranda, Lycaonia, c. 332 B.C.41 viewsLaranda, known today as Karaman, Turkey, was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates.


Silver obol, SNG Levante 225, SNG BnF 443, VF, 0.692g, 11.5mm, 270o, Laranda mint, c. 332 BC; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, holding grain ear in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, all within a double circular border of dots
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German States. Archbishopric of Mainz. Silver 5-kreuzer, worn date (c.1763).41 viewsGerman States. Archbishopric of Mainz. Silver 5-kreuzer, worn date (c.1763). SR.I.P.G.A.C.PR.EL-EM.IOS.D.G.A.EP.M, crowned arms on base containing value / 240 EINE FEINE MARK, IUS TIRT [1763] F.B., star below.

KM 349
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4) Cleopatra Tetradrachm of Alexandria41 viewsThis coin was issued in the first year of Cleopatra's reign, which would place it around 50 B.C. while she was was still in a relationship with Julius Caesar. Twenty years later, she and Antony would commit suicide after their defeat at Actium, ending the reign of the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 1817 (Ptolemaios XIII); SNG Cop 398; Cohen DCA 70; BMC Ptolemies p. 1817, 2 (Ptolemaios XIII); Noeske 363; Hosking 129; SNG Milan -, gVF, toned, Paphos mint, weight 9.476g, maximum diameter 25.6mm, die axis 0o, 51 - 50; obverse diademed bust right (feminized bust of Ptolemy I or Cleopatra?), wearing aegis; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, palm behind over right wing, LB (year 2) over crown of Isis left, PA right

Purchased from FORVM
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Great Britain. George VI. .5000 silver 6-pence 1939, 1943.41 viewsGreat Britain. George VI. .5000 silver 6-pence 1939, 1943. GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR: OMN: REX, head left / FID: DEF: IND: IMP, Crowned monogram divides date.

KM 852
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Nero 54-68 A.D caesarea maritima mint41 viewsNero 54-68 A.D caesarea maritima mint
Obv:bust r. in front star
Rev:Human to r,foot on prow holding in l sceptre.
Maritima
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Caria or Ionia, c. 420 - 390 B.C., Silver tetartemorion41 viewsCaria or Ionia, c. 420 - 390 B.C.
Silver tetartemorion, uncertain mint
0.231g, 6.4mm, 90°
Obv.: forepart of roaring lion left
Rev.: bird standing right within incuse square, pellet lower left and upper right
SNG Turkey I 940

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areich
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE - Musa Chelebi41 viewsOTTOMAN EMPIRE - Interregnum Period (1402-1413) Sultan Musa Chelebi (1410-1413), AR Akche, 813 AH, (c, 1410 AD), Erdine mint. Album lists this coin as RR. Sultan 302.dpaul7
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Julius Caesar41 viewsBrass dupondius, 28.34mm (15.64 gm).

CAESAR DIC TER, draped bust of Victory, right / C CLOVI PRAEF, Minerva standing, left, with trophy and spear and shield; before, snake. Struck 46-45 BC.

Crawford (RRC), 476/1; Sydenham (CRR), 1025; RPC I, 601; RCTV, 1417.
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Nikomedes II41 viewsNikomedes II Tetradrachm
35 mm 15.65 gm
Diademed head right
Zeus standing left, wreath in right, scepter in left, in inner left field eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and NP
4 commentsKoffy
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Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm41 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.77 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Appears to die match previous coin though roughed up a bit
Jaimelai
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Nicephorus II, Phocas AR miliaresion Constantinople Sear 178141 viewsTask_Force
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I41 viewsBronze tetarteron, S 1980, uncertain mint, obverse to left Q / G / e , to right W / GI / O / C (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion and holding spear and shield; reverse MANMHL DeCPOT (or similar), Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger;dpaul7
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Antoninus Pius, as, RIC III, 934, AD 154-5.41 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, Laureate head right.
BRITANNIA COS IIII, S C, Britannia setaed left.
RIC III, 934, AD 154-5.
Struck 154-5 to celebrate the suppression of an uprising in Britain. It has been argued that this type was struck at a travelling British mint but this is far from certain; stylistically the coins are good and could just as easily represent a 'targeted' issue struck at Rome and then shipped to Britain. Certainly, like the earlier Hadrian asses, they are usually found in Britain.
Weight 10.11g.
Adrianus
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AE-very-thin Aplication, Single sided, #1and #241 viewsAE-very-thin Aplication, Single sided, #1and #2
avers:- Soldier riding right, holding shield and spear, spearing animal,
revers:- negativ pictures,
Q-001, Q-002,
quadrans
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Agrippa41 viewsAgrippa, as (struck under Caligula).
Son-in-law of Augustus.
RIC 58.
11,37 g, 28-29 mm.
Rome, 37-41 A.D.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left wearing rostral crown.
Rev. S C either side of Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a renowned Roman general and close friend of Octavian (Augustus). As general, Agrippa defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. In 21 B.C., Augustus married his own daughter Julia to Agrippa. By Julia, Agrippa had two daughters, Vipsania Julia Agrippina and Vipsania Agrippina maior, and three sons, Gaius, Lucius and Agrippa Postumus.
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Aizanoi pseudo-autonomous AE2441 viewsAizanoi, Phrygia, pseudo-autonomous AE24, 3. Century AD.
Obv: IEPA BOVΛH, laureate and draped bust of Boulé right.
Rev: AIZANЄΩN, turreted Cybele seated right, holding patera and tympanon; lion at her feet.
24 mm, 5.11 g
SNG Aul. 3339
Pscipio
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ALEXANDRIA TROAS41 views198 - 268 AD
AE 22.44 mm 6.9 g
O: CO-L TRO
TURRETED HEAD OF ALEXANDRIA TROAS RIGHT
R: COL AVG/TRO
SHE-WOLF RIGHT, SUCKLING ROMULUS AND REMUS
(ex W. Peters)
BMC 60
1 commentslaney
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Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Dattari 2368 cf.41 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - Billon-tetradrachm, 23mm, 13.9g
AD 143/144 (year 7)
obv. ANTWNINOC - CEB EVCEB
Head, laureate, r.
rev. Bearded Serapis, in himation and wearing kalathos, std. l. on throne, holding
sceptre in l. hand and holding r. hand over Kerberos, std. l. at his feet; on the
back of the throne a small Nike advancing r., holding wreath in raised hand.
in the field L - Z (year 7)
Köln 1443; Dattari cf.2368 (position of date); SNG Copenhagen cf.448f. (without Nike)
about VF
Jochen
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41 viewsRugser
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC41 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

The style of the coin strongly suggests the Ake mint (possibly Price 3301 or similar) with bellcovers on the throne legs and the slanted footstool on which Zeus rests his feet. The posture and arrangement of his robes also was typical of Ake tetradrachmae in the decade following Alexander's death in 323 BC. The weight of Ake tetradrachms is almost uniformly 17.1 gm ( Newell: The Dated Alexander Coinage of Sidon and Ake) corresponding exactly to this coin.

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
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Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica41 viewsObv: St. Demetrius Standing (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Holding Large Patriarchal Cross and Akakia, Star in Left Field
Sear 2377
Laetvs
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VRBS ROMA RIC VII 2641 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
bust of Roma left in plumed helmet, imperial cloak & ornamental mantle
Rev: wolf & twins left, 2 stars above
SMALDin ex.
17mm 2.6gm
OWL365
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Denarius Anonym "Gens"241 viewsMint:Roma
211/206 BC
Dimensions:21mm/4,02grms
Obverse:Anépigraph
Reverse:ROMA
Réf:RRC53/2
Conservation:TTB/TB+
moneta romana
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Roman Republic, Anonymous uncia (214-212 BC)41 viewso/ Helmeted head of Roma right, • to left
r/ Prow of galley right, ROMA above, two • below
9,17g. 22mm. 8h
Cr. 41/10
1 commentsAugustin Caron
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Antiochus II41 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Newell ESM 189, SNG Spaer 390, Houghton 963, VF/F, Seleucia on Tigris mint, 16.55g, 29.5mm, 90o, c. 255-246 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Antiochus I right; reverse , Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow with right, resting left hand on grounded bow, monogram outer left, monogram outer rightJay G
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antoninien de Trajan Decius 41 views22mm.,2,96g, Superbe
Trajan Decius AR Antoninianus. IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ADVENTVS AVG, emperor on horseback left with raised hand & sceptre. RIC 1b, Cohen 6. RIC 1b
sear5 #9365
_5054
6 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XII ANTIQVAE41 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right mast with banners at prow

LEG XII ANTIQVAE
Legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31 BC
3.33g

SEAR 1480

This was Caesar's 12th legion, raised in 58 BC for the campaign against the Helvetii. It served throughout the wars in Gaul (58 to 49), Italy (49), and at Pharsalus (48). It was disbanded 46-45 BC and the colonists were settled at Parma. The legion was reformed in 44-43 BC most likely by Lepidus. The legion was then passed to Antony in 41-31 BC and was present at Actium. It appears on Antony's coinage as LEG XII ANTIQVAE. Colonists were settled at Patrai, Greece alongside men of Legio X Equestris, perhaps by Antony, more likely by Octavian soon after Actium.

The legion's whereabouts during most of Augustus' reign is unclear. The 12th was very possibly the unnamed third legion (with III Cyrenaica and XXII Deiotariana) stationed in Egypt. That unnamed legion disappears from Egypt at just about the same time that Legio XII Fulminata is first found in Syria. By early in the reign of Tiberius, the 12th legion was based at Raphanae.
Jay GT4
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 622, Sestertius of AD 141-144 (Temple of Venus and Roma)41 viewsĆ Sestertius (25.5g, Ř 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 141-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: ROMAE AETERNAE (around) S C (in field below) Decastyle temple with statues on roof and pediment.
RIC 622 (S); BMCRE 1279-82; Cohen 700 (Fr.12); Strack 848; Foss (RHC) 125:24a
ex Mike R. Vosper

Coin issued on the occasion of the completion of the temple of Venus and Rome, begun by Hadrian in AD 121. Remains of the temple can still be seen today.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius 10 Jul. 138 - 7 Mar. 161 A.D., Rome mint41 viewsCopper as, Sear RCV III 4295, RIC III 676, BMCRE 1358, Cohen 106, gF, corrosion, 10.878 g, 28.2 mm, 180 deg., Rome mint, 142 A.D.; Obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head right; Rev. BONO EVENTVI S C, Bonus Eventus standing naked facing, head left, patera over flaming altar in right, ears of grain in left; olive patina with scattered red corroded spots.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Photo by Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsSteve E
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Phrygia, Apameia, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 9041 viewsAE 19, 3.29g
struck c. 3rd century AD
obv. DH - MOC
Bust of Demos, bearded, draped, laureate(?), r.
rev. APA - MEW - N (starting right above)
Marsyas, nude, nebris flowing behind him, advancing r., playing double
flute
BMC 90; SNG Copenhagen 200
VF

Marsyas playing the auloi, the typical double-flute. Actually the auloi was not a simple flute but a tongued instrument so more like an oboe. Both parts often were tuned in the distance of an octave but that could be changed. Here you can clearly see the grip holes.
2 commentsJochen
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Thessalonica, RIC IX 062.c, 165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets,41 viewsThessalonica, RIC IX 062.c, 165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-ARCADIVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICE, Camp gate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layer of stone.
exe: Γ/-//TES, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 1.15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388A.D., ref: RIC IX 062.c, p-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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69-35 - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)41 viewsAE AS 23 x 24 mm 10.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[P M TR] P IIII COS II P P - S C" - Emperador con vestido militar de pié a derecha, portando una lanza transversal con mano derecha y globo en mano de brazo izquierdo extendido.

Acuńada 9na. Emisión de 241 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.6ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #306b Pag.49 - Sear RCTV (1988) #2499 var - Cohen Vol.V #255 Pag.46 - DVM #120 var Pag.226
mdelvalle
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18-26 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)41 viewsAE AS 25 x 27 mm 9.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS VII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AEQVITAS AVGVST - S C" - Aequitas (Equidad) de pié a izq. sosteniendo balanza en mano derecha y cetro en izquierda.

Acuńada 76 - 78 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #580a Pag.83 - RIC2 #890 - Sear RCTV Vol.I #2356 var Pag.445 - BMCRE #724 - Cohen Vol.1 #4 Pag.369 - DVM #91 Pag.103 - CBN #755/6
mdelvalle
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41 viewsAE As -169-158 BC (Grueber 196/173 BC)
VALERIVS - Gens Valeria
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus, I above.
Rev.:Ship's prow right, VAL in monogram above, I before, ROMA below.
Gs. 15,5 mm. 30,9
Craw. 191/1, Sear RCV 710, BMRCC 545.
1 commentsMaxentius
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41 viewsAthalaricus Rex
AD 526-534
One nummus
Rugser
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Augustus AE18 of Philippi, Macedonia41 viewsAugustus AE18
43 BC - 14 AD
Philippi, Macedonia
Obv: VIC AVG
Victory on column right, holding wreath and palm
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL
Cohortis Praetor of Philippi; Three standards
Moushmov 6919, SGI 32
ricksta
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Augustus As41 viewsAE As - Posthmous issues by Tiberius.
Obv: DIVVS AVGUSTVS PATER; rad. hd. of Augustus left.
Rev: S C ; eagle on globe
Cohen 247
1 commentsTanit
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Augustus - as RIC 47141 viewsAs, RIC 471, 10.87g; mint in Rome, 4 B.C.; obverse: IMP CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS IMP XX, bare head left; reverse: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POT XXX IIII around large SC. Priscian
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I-AUGUSTUS-a - 001 Denar RIC I/37a41 viewsAv) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rv) DIVVS IVLIVS
Comet

Weight: 3,3g, Ř:20mm; Referenz: RIC I/37a; Mint: HISPANIA / COLONIA CAESAR AUGUSTA(?) struck ca.19 B.C.-18 B.C.
(Surfaces are a little bit rogh)
sulcipius
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Augustus41 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER

Rev. SC winged thunderbolt

Copper as.
Issued under Tiberius in honour of Augustus
Titus Pullo
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD41 viewsObv: (CAESAR AVG)VSTVS DIVI F PATER PATR(IAE), laureate head of Augustus facing right.

Rev: C L CAESARE(S AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PR)INC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesars standing, facing, shields and spears between; simpulum and lituus above.

Silver Denarius, Lugdunum mint, c. 2 BC - 4 AD

3.9 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC I 207, RSC 43c, S1597, VM 51
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Aurelian41 viewsSilvered Antoninianus 22 mm 3.3 g 270-275 AD
OBV :: IMP C AURELIANVS AVG. Radiated and cuirassed bust right
REV :: SOLI INVICTO. Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe. Captif seated left with star above him
EX :: KA ( TRIPOLIS )
RIC 390
RIC rated Common
from uncleaned lot 03/2007
Johnny
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2949, RIC V-I 342, Cyzicus, -/-//*C*, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Jupiter,41 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-2949, RIC V-I 342, Cyzicus, -/-//*C*, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed (B1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor in military dress stg. r., holding short sceptre in l. hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter stg. l., holding long sceptre in l. hand.
exerg: -/-//*C*, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,35g, axes: 11h,
mint: Siscia, iss-5th, off-2nd, date: 272-A.D., ref: T-2949 (Estiot), RIC V-I 342,
Q-002
quadrans
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AUGUSTUS41 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm. (12.07 gm). Ephesus mint, 25-20 BC. Bare head right. IMP CAESAR / Capricorn right, head left, holding cornucopiae ,AVGUSTVS below ; all within laurel wreath. RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VI, 241a (O35/R45-same reverse die); RSC 16. Toned.
Ex. Glenn.W.Woods. Triton VII, Lot: 847. Sternberg XI (20-21 November 1981), lot 566.
benito
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German States. Prussia. Wilhelm I 1861 - 1888. .9000 silver 5-marks 1874-A. 41 viewsGerman States. Prussia. Wilhelm I 1861 - 1888. .9000 silver 5-marks 1874-A. WILHELM DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN, head right / DEUTSHCES REICH 1874 FUNF MARK, crowned eagle with Prussian arms on breast.

KM 503

Low mintage 838k
oneill6217
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Troas, Birytis, SNG Cop 251 41 viewsTroas, Birytis mint, c. 300 B.C. AE, 9mm 0.74g, SGCV II 4059, SNG Cop 251 ff
O: bearded head of Kabeiros right wearing pilos
R: B-I/PY (clockwise, P reversed), triskelis formed by three crescents, linear border
1 commentscasata137ec
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B7. Heraclea RIC VII,16 C141 viewsAe3 3 gm 19 mm Struck: 317 Mark: MHTB
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust left, globe and sceptre in left hand; mappa in right hand.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
Six tiered campgate surmounted by three beacons (no star).
Comment: Retains significant silver. Added to the series after Licinius' defeat in their first civil war. Initially only issued by Licinius. (See album of same).
Massanutten
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E2. Siscia RIC VII 61, R1.41 viewsArgenteus, 3.1 gm, 20 mm, Struck: 319-320, Mark: BSIS•
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Helmeted and cuirassed bust, left, holding spear over left shoulder and shield on left arm.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories resting shield, inscribed VOT/PR, on altar.
Massanutten
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M6. Macedonia (Alexander III)41 viewsAe20, 3.4 gm, 18.2 mm, 323-320 BC, Sear (GC) 6739
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Club above legend, bow in case below.
Massanutten
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N1. Licinius, Siscia RIC 160, S, 320-21 AD41 viewsObv: IMP LICINIVS AVG
Laureate head, right.
Rev: D N LICINI AVGVSTI VOT XX
Laurel wreath around VOT/XX
3.9 gm 19 mm Ae3 Exergue: BSIS*
Massanutten
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E3. Gordian III (238-244)41 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: P M TR P IIII COS II P P
Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left arm on lyre.
Antoninianus, 5.1 gm, 22.6 mm, Rome RIC 88
History: Inheritor of a vast family fortune following the failed revolt of Gordians I and II, he was appointed Caesar under the subsequent, but short lived co-rule of the Emperors Pupienus and Balbinus. Aged thirteen, the first three years of rule came under the close guidance of the Senate, but in 341 he appointed Timesitheus to command the Praetorian Guard and help guide him through the growing chaos created by barbaric incursions. During the greatly successful campaign against the Sasanian king Shapur I, his mentor unexpectedly died and was replaced by Philip. Prosecution of the war immediately went sour culminating in the death of the Emperor probably by the instigation of the one most benefitted by it.
Massanutten
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7. Constantius I as Caesar41 viewsFollis 9.3 gm 27.3 mm
Obv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Laureate head, left.
Rev: GENIO AVGG ET CAESARVM NN
Genius standing, left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Minted 297/99 at Cyzicus. mm: KB RIC VI, 11a
Massanutten
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Alexander III41 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 BC
Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ;A below

16.52mm 6.04gm

Price 332
maik
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Greek, Calabria, Tarentum AR obol (c. 330-302 BC)41 viewso/ Kantharos, five pellets around, one above, two on each side.
r/ Kantharos, five pellets around, one above, two on each side.
9.5x10.5mm. 0.56g. 9h
SNG France 6./-. ANS.1539
ex CGB
3 commentsAugustin Caron
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Caligula As41 viewsOBV: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT
Bare head of Caligula left.
REV: VESTA S C
Vesta seated on ornate chair left,
holding patera and scepter.

BM-46, Paris-54, C-27, RIC-38.
A.D. 37-38
10.61gm 29 mm
3 commentsgoldenancients
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 46, Sestertius of AD 39-4041 viewsĆ sestertius (30.4g, Ř35mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 39-40.
Obv.: C·CAESAR·DIVI AVG·PRON·AVG·P·M·TR·P·III·P·P, laureate head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: S·P·Q·R / P·P / OB·CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines oak wreath.
RIC 46 (R2); BMC 58; Cohen 25; Sear (RCV 2K) 1801; Foss (RHC) 61:13
Ex G. Henzen
Second issue to publicise the title PATER PATRIAE (father of the fatherland) awarded to him in A.D.38 by the Senate.
2 commentsCharles S
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Caracalla AE26 Tetrassarion, Odessos, Thrace.41 viewsAVT K M AVP CEOVH-POC AHTOHEIHOC, laureate head right,

ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ, Great god of Odessos standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.

AMNG Vol II, , No. 2284, Pg 565.

Varbanov I 4373

Odessos is the Greek name for this city known today as Varna, a port on the Black Sea coastline of Bulgaria. It was founded as a trading centre by Miletians as early as the 7th century BC.
2 commentsGaiusCaligula
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "Caracalla," 198 - 217 AD 41 viewsObv: M ANTΩNINOC KAICAP, bare headed, draped bust of Caracalla facing right.

Countermarks: Nike standing right holding wreath; laureate head of Caracalla (?) facing right.

Rev: NIKAIEΩN, hexastyle temple with shield in pediment.

Ć 26, Nicaea, Bithynia, c. 196 - 198 AD

9.3 grams, 25.5 mm, 0°

Rec Gen 405 var (reverse legend arrangement)

Many thanks to Forvm member Tom for his help in identifying this coin.
SPQR Coins
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 223, Rome, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, #141 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 223, Rome, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- MARTI-PRO-PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,32g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-223, p-217, C-150,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
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Caracalla AR Denaius, Supperb. 3,17g.,19mm 41 viewsRef Caracalla Denarius, RIC 54b, RSC 175cf, BMC 262
Caracalla Denarius. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, two Persians bound & seated back to back at base of trophy. RSC 175.
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Caracalla (as Caesar), 195 - 198 AD41 viewsObv: M AVR ANTONINVS CAES, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, seen from the front.

Rev: SEVERI AVG PII FIL, Priestly implements; lituus, axe, jug, simpulum and sprinkler.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 196 AD

2.7 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 4, RSC 587, S6679

Front facing busts are not listed in RIC for this type and much more scarce than the bust seen from the rear.
SPQR Coins
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05 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - Serapis 'P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII PP'41 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (AD 198 - 217)
Silver Antoninianus (double denarius) Rome Mint

obv: ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped. Seen from behind.

rev: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII PP - Serapis standing with raised hand and holding a sceptre in other.

5.03 Grams
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #241 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
revers:- Horse-trotting-left-
diameter: 12-14mm, weight: 2,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Kugelwangen type,
date:, 2nd.c. BC.
ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Distribution : , Hungary/ n. Serbia
Q-002
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A121B-02 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla41 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 2.0 gr.

Anv: "VRBS ROMA" - Busto de Roma vistiendo yelmo coronado y con penacho de pluma y manto imperial, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Loba madre parada a izquierda dando de mamar a Romulo y Remo, a quienes mira. Dos estrellas sobre la loba. "CONSε ·" en exergo.

Acuńada 333 - 335 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Constantinople) #78 Pag.582 - Cohen Vol.VII #17 Pag.330 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8305.i. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3894
mdelvalle
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A121B-12 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla41 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLI" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuńada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R4

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Heraclea) #115 Pag.557 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.h. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
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A121-50 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)41 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 15 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG" - Busto militar con yelmo laureado y coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP" - Dos Victorias de pié enfrentadas, sosteniendo un escudo en el que se inscribe "VOT PR" en dos líneas, sobre un altar. "P T" en exergo.

Acuńada 318/9 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Ticinum) #82 Pag.372 - Cohen Vol.VII #640? Pag.305 - DVM #90 var Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8259.k. Pag.166 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3883
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A138-10 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)41 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 18 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "DN VALE[N]-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SECVRITAS [REIPV]BL[IC]AE" - Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando una corona en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y una hoja de palma en la izquierda. "SMAQS" en exergo y " B / · " en campo izquierdo.

Acuńada 364 - 367 D.C.
Ceca: Aquileia (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Aquileia) #9b Pag.95 tipo iii b - Cohen Vol.VIII #47 Pag.110 - DVM #49 Pag.308 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9077.d. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4118
mdelvalle
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India, Gupta Empire, Chandragupta II, Gold Dinar, Archer Type41 viewsGupta Empire, Chandragupta II Vikramaditya, Gold Dinar, 7.75g, Archer type

The above coin of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya is a celebration of the exquisite and sublime skills of the artist who designed the die for this coin which demonstrates why the Gupta Age is called the golden period of Indian history. This time period saw all round development in science, astronomy, poetry, sculptor, metallurgy etc and coinage was no different with original coins bearing Indian motifs introduced by the Guptas.

The above coin is more of a tribute to the skills and artistry of the die engraver than the image that the coin itself bears. In the above coin, the die cutter has managed to achieve the following objectives simultaneously:

1. The features of the King is portrayed as extremely youthful. 'Chir-Yauvana' or Eternal Youth is an elixir that mankind, and more so the Ruler, has sought since time immemorial. This coin shows how the die cutter wishes the King to be remembered amongst his subjects and for posterity as a handsome youthful King.

2. The body of the King is lithe, supple, muscular and well proportioned. This complements and brings out the relative youthfulness of the King. I can almost visualize the thoughts running in the die engravers mind as he thinks of the message to be conveyed by this coin 'Hail the King, Glory be to Him, our benevolent King, our Protector, the Strong and Valiant Chandragupta'.

3. The King exudes an aura of energy, vigour and vitality even as he stands in the 'dvibhanga' pose (head and torso inclined to the right with lower limbs in opposite direction, a common feature applied in Indian sculptor and classical dance, especially Odissi). The King appears calm, composed and serene. This is a delicate balance that has admirably been achieved by the die cutter. You can actually sense the King trying to communicate with you and about to step out of the coin to hold your hand and draw you back into time.

4. The King holding a Bow in his left arm while drawing an Arrow from his right hand only accentuates the powerful image of the King as a young, energetic warrior who is well disposed and endowed with the bodily strength to overcome his enemies and detractors. Symbolically, the bow and arrow represent the female and male energy as also love and death-wish, respectively. It is well acknowledged that a person has manifestations of both the feminine and masculine aspects that reveal themselves interchangeably. The soft features of the King together with his slender frame accentuates the feminine aspect while the weapons of war amplifies his masculinity. The die engraver has blended these two concepts perfectly.

5. The swaying 'mudra' or pose of the standing King is a feature of Gupta coins to reflect the King as divine and higher than a mere mortal as a man's body is imperfect being straight, rigid and stiff. The graceful sway is achieved by giving a curve or twist at the neck (head) and waist (out thrust hips), the Dvibhanga pose, or the neck, waist and knee, the Tribhanga pose. This is done to reflect that the King's body is aligned alike to the statues of the Gods and Goddesses at the temple with which the common man can more closely associate the King's divinity. The die cutter has achieved this admirably.

6. Similarly, the image of the Goddess on the Reverse is slim and sensual without being erotic. The Goddess holds a flower by a short stalk in her upraised left arm, a 'pasa' or noose in her right hand and sits in the yogic 'Padmasana' posture atop a Lotus. It must be remembered that these symbols on the coin are a depiction of the iconographic manifestation of the ancient Hindu philosophy. The Lotus flower blooms amidst the muck and filth of muddy swamps and marshes and symbolizes man's ability to rise, similar to the Lotus flower, from the dark depths of ignorance and gain happiness with the beauty and radiance of spiritual knowledge. The open flowers of the Lotus that blossoms and spreads out signifies the Sun, an essential life nourishing source as well as the light that destroys ignorance and illuminates wisdom. The 'pasa' (noose or lasso) signifies an attachment to worldly matters as well as the capability of the God to capture evil and (blind) ignorance.

Its a pity we do not have any details of the die engravers name in the historical records but given the finesse and fine style achieved in executing the portrayal of the King on the coin, I am certain he must have been a person held in high esteem for his die engraving skills. Perhaps he may even have been the same person who was also the chief architect of the fabulous temples built during the reign of Gupta Kings.

All in all, this is a great masterpiece of the Gupta miniature art on a Gold Coin of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya. It is my all time favourite coin simply because of the beautiful rendition of the Kings feature, body, posture and message it seeks to convey.
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A.D. 1625-1649 - Charles 1st - Tower Mint - Half Crown41 viewsObv:- CAROLVS : D. G. : MAG : BRI : FRA : ET : HIB : REX , Charles riding horse left, with upright sword, cloak flies from king's shoulder
Rev:- CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO, Round garnished shield
Minted in London (Tower Mint), mintmark R in brackets both sides, A.D. 1644-1645
Reference:- S. 2778
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Crusader - Charles II of Anjou, Frankish Greece - Achaea, AR denier, 1285-1289 AD41 viewsCharles II of Anjou
Frankish Greece: Achaea
AR denier – 18mm
Clarentia mint, 1285-1289 AD
+K R PRINC’ ACh’
cross patée
+DE CLARENTIA
castle tornouis surmounted by cross
Malloy 12
Ardatirion
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JEN TSUNG (1796-1820)41 viewsReign title: CHAI-CH'ING, AD 1796-1820Daniel F
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Cilicia, Seleukeia, AE2441 viewsCilicia, Seleukeia, AE24
1st century BC - 1st century AD
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right.
Reverse: SELEUKEWN TWN PROS TWI KALUKADNWI, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Monogram left.
SNG PFPS 1010 (Same obverse die)
24mm, 7.68gm
Jerome Holderman
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Maximian Coded - A with HP - Siscia - RIC 581var41 viewsIMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P AVG (3); CONSERVATOR AVGG; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right (C); Maximian on left standing right holding scepter in left, Hercules on right standing left leaning on a club in left, both sacrificing over altar between them; with A in left field and XXIHP in ex.cscoppa
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Claudius II FORTVNAE RED RIC V/1 15141 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.87g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVG, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing L with rudder and cornucopia.

Exe: S.

Mediolanum.

RIC V/1 151, Common.

Some silvering.
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Claudius - Modius Quadran41 viewsQuadran, 2.34 g, 18 mm, 6 h, 42-43 AD

Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around a 3-legged modius

Reverse: PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around S.C

Rome mint

RIC I 90
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Claudius41 viewsClaudius, as
RIC 113
8.77 g.
Obv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA SC: Libertas standing right, holding pileus and extending her arm.
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm.41 viewsKingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Early-mid 3rd century BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right / BASILEWS LYSIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left.2 commentsancientone
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Clothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #0141 viewsClothing or belt clip, Enamelled and Gold plated, Griff or ??? animal #01
type:AE-Clip Enamelled and Gold plated
size: 37x34mm,
weight: 21,11g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-001
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Brass Coal Shuttle41 viewsDate: Late 19th/early 20th century

This device was used to scoop coal easily. It has porcelain handles painted with a cobalt blue design.
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012. Domitian 81-96 AD41 viewsDomitian

As emperor, Domitian was to become one of Rome's foremost micro managers, especially concerning the economy. Domitian's reach extended well beyond the economy. Late in A.D. 85 he made himself censor perpetuus, censor for life, with a general supervision of conduct and morals. The move was without precedent and, although largely symbolic, it nevertheless revealed Domitian's obsessive interest in all aspects of Roman life. While the military abilities of Vespasian and Titus were genuine, those of Domitian were not. Partly as an attempt to remedy this deficiency, Domitian frequently became involved in his own military exploits outside of Rome. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory.

as Caesar, AR Denarius. 76 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS IIII, Pegasus walking right. RSC 47
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501. Constantine I Trier SARMATIA DEVICTA41 viewsCONSTAN - TINVS AVG
laureated head right

R/SARMATIA - DEVICTA
Victoria holding trophy and palm advancing right, captive at her feet

STR crescent

reduced follis struck 323 / 324 in Trier ( Treveri )

C.487 - RIC.435

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Lyons, Wolf & Twins41 viewsVRBS ROMA

She wolf suckling Romulus and Remes, two stars above

dot in crescent PLG

RIC VII Lyons 257
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Faustina Junior, Philippopolis41 viewsThrace, Philippopolis

FAVCTEINA CEBACTH
draped bust right

FILIPPOPOLEITWN
Artemis standing left holding corn ears & torch


AE25, 8.42g
Moushmov 5163, BMC 13
Prov. Harlan J. Berk
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Commodus - sestertius41 viewsMCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
TRP VIII IMP IIII COS III P P / S C - Annona standing left, holding statue of Concordia and cornucopia; modius to left with 5 grain ears, stern to right with 2 figures on deck and Victory on side.
181-182 AD
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166-177 AD - COMMODUS Caesar AE As - struck 175-176 AD41 viewsobv: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM (draped bust right)
rev: SPES PVBLICA (Spes walking left holding flower & raising hem of skirt), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1544 (M.Aurelius), C.710
mint: Rome
8.92gms, 25mm
Scarce

Commodus is known to have been at Carnuntum, Marcus Aurelius’s headquarters during the Marcomannic Wars, in 172. It was presumably there that, on 15 October 172, he was given the victory title Germanicus in the presence of the army. The title suggests that Commodus was present at his father’s victory over the Marcomanni. Even the title of Sarmaticus he was given in 175.
During the preparations for the campaign against Cassius in Syria, the prince assumed his toga virilis on the Danubian front on July 7, 175, thus formally entering adulthood.
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 001 Denar RIC III/20541 viewsAv) M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP
Laureate head right

Rv) APOL MONET PM TRP XV
in field: COS VI
Apollo standing right, hand on head, left arm resting on a column

Weight: 2,9g; Ř:18mm; Reference: RIC III/205; ROME mint ;struck.190 A.D.; small flan crack
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 006 Sestertius RIC III/35041 viewsAv) M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head right

Rv) TRP VIII IMP V COS IIII PP SC
Annona standing left, holding cornucopia and holding in the other hand a small statuette (maybe Concordia?). Left we can sea a modius with corn-ears, right there is part of a ship on which are two figures and one Victoria

Weight: 30,33g; Ř: 31mm; Reference: RIC III/350 ROME mint ;struck 183 A.D. First Emission
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 007 Sestertius RIC III/64041 viewsA) L AEL COMM AVG P FEL
Laureate head right

R) HERCVLI ROMANO AVG SC
Hercules standing left, leaning arm on a trophaion, in other hand holding cube and lion-skin

Weight: 24,3g; Ř: 29mm; Referece: RIC III/640; ROME mint; struck: 192 A.D.
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Commodus dupondius41 viewsP M TR P VIIII IMP VII COS IIII P PTibsi
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Britain, Bath, Aquae Sulis, The Temple41 viewsAn illustration of what the completed Pediment may have looked like.maridvnvm
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Constantine I CONSERVATO-RES VRBS SVAE RIC VI Rome 19641 viewsFollis, 25mm, 4.83g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, laureate head R.

Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES VRBS SVAE, Roma in hexastyle temple, seated facing head L, holding spear and globe. Plain pediment, knobs as akroteria.

Exe R*Q

RIC VI 196, Rome, early autumn 307, Common.

Robert_Brenchley
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Constans GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS RIC VII Siscia 25541 viewsAE4, 16x17mm, 1.14g.

Obverse: FL CONSTANTIS BEA C, Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers facing, holding spears. one standard between.

Exe ASIS.

RIC VII Siscia 255, 335-6, R4.
Robert_Brenchley
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Constans twin Victories41 viewsAE 15 mm 1.8 grams
OBV :: CONSTANS-PF AVG.Pearl diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN. Two victories standing facing inwards, holding wreaths above. Upright palm branch in center
EX :: SMT_B (Thessalonica)
RIC VIII Thessalonica 105var
RIC rated R
unlisted headware, in the collection of Jon Lafalce, appears to be an unlisted series ( from heletica spreatsheet)
Johnny
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Constans- GLORIA EXERCITVS41 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Obverse: Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

CONSTANS AVG

CONSTANS: Constans
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse
GLORIA EXERCITVS, The glory of the army

GLORIA: Glory
EXERCITVS: Army

Two soldiers holding spears and shields on ground flanking standard,

Domination: Bronze AE 4, 14 mm.

Mint SMALΔ Egypt, Alexandria mint, after 340 A.D. Officina Δ delta, (fourth Officina). RIC VIII 20 of Alexandria / Late Roman Bronze Coinage # LRBC 1463
John Schou
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Constans- VOT41 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed head right

D N CONSTANS PF AVG

D: Dominus,
N: Nostror,
CONSTANS: Contans
PF: Pius Felix,
AVG: Augustus,

Reverse:

VOT : 'Votis decennalibus (solutis),

X X: 20

MVLT: multis vicennalibus (susceptis),

XXX: 30

Showing: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath

Domination: Bronze, AE 4, size 15 mm

Mint: Antioch.Oficina ???

Vota (plural of votum). A vow made to a god in order to obtain a divine favour stipulated in advance. The granting of the request obliged the vower to fulfil his promise. This usually took the form of a sacrifice to the deity or an offering to his (or her) temple. Public vota in Imperial times were normally for the welfare of the emperor over a stated period of time (five or ten years) and were regularly undertaken (vota suscepta) and hopefully paid (vota soluta). Sometimes they were more specific, relating to the safety of the emperor on a particularly hazardous journey or military campaign, or the current state of his health. The undertaking and fulfillment of these public vows was frequently recorded on the coinage and in the late Empire especially may provide useful evidence for the chronological arrangement of issues
John Schou
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Siscia, RIC VIII 232, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΔSIS•, FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO, Phoenix, C4!41 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 232, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΔSIS•, FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO, Phoenix, C4!
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Cn8, D3, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on pile of ashes.
exergo: -/-//ΔSIS•, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 348-50 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-232-p366, C4!
Q-001
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Constans II, September 641 – 15 July 668 AD41 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTINVS PP AV (AV ligatured), beardless bust of Constans II facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in right hand
Reverse: Mark of value X X with large cross between
Exe: CRTG
Mint : Carthage
Date : 643-647AD
Reference : MIB 196a, Wroth (BMC) 312, Tolstoi 205, Ratto 1568, CBN 16, S 1057
Grade : VF
Weight : 6.19g
Denom : Half Follis
Metal : Bronze
Comments : Ex. Woolslayer collection and Forum, 21.1mm, DO 138.5, Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
Bolayi
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Constantine I AE3, 315-316 AD, Lyons41 viewsConstantine I,
AE3 – 20mm
Lyons, 315-316 AD
laureate cuirassed bust r.
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol std. l. holding globe, chalmys across left shoulder
SOL INVI-CTO COMITI
TF|* in field, PLG in ex.
RIC 34 var, Bastien 596
C3
Ardatirion
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Constantine Death Commemorative41 viewsJust a common little coin with nice detail
RIC VIII Const 37
2 commentsGhengis_Jon
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Constantine 141 viewsThe first Christian Emperor.goldcoin
ConstantineHelmetor.JPG
Constantine I41 viewsAE 3 18.8x19.8mm
Obv. IMP CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Bust left, spear over right shoulder,
ornate helmet
Rev. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
2 Victories facing altar; VOT PR on altar.
Ex. SIS
2 commentsgparch
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE Follis of Nicomedia. Struck c.A.D.312. 41 viewsObverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Sol, fully dressed in long robe, standing facing left, right hand raised and holding head of Serapis in left; in left field, A; in right field, crescent; in exergue, SMN.
RIC VI : 73c
Scarce
2 comments*Alex
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Constantine I AD330-AD346 41 viewsDie axis 180 degrees
Sear 3785 RIC 114
Ticinum mint
3 commentsPaul D3
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136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #241 views136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #2
avers:- CONST-A-NTINVS-AVG, 1, Helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT,1, D2, S/F over HL monogram, Vexillum reading VOT/XX; seated captive on either side.
exergo: -/-//ΓSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC-VII-120, p-439, 3rd.-off., R3!!!,
Q-002
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Siscia 24341 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis (AE 3), 1.99g, 18.9mm
Siscia 4th officina, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, perl-diademed , r.
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor, in military clothes, stands l. in galley, phoenix on globe in right,
labarum in left, Victory seated steers in stern
in ex. ASIS and symbol #4
RIC VIII, Siscia 243; LRBC 1135
Choice EF, nice patina, fantastic strike and condition, superb example of the type
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
1 commentsJochen
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 12941 viewsConstantius II, 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 5.65g
Thessalonica 3. officina, 1 March 350 - 25 Dec. 350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
A behind head
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman wearing pointed cap and sitting on ground beside
horse (type FH2)
A in l. field
exergue: TS Gamma
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 129
Scarce, VF

This is the more rare type with the sitting horseman! In Helvetica's list the horseman wears a Phrygian bonnet.
Jochen
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Constantius II FT Constantinople (2)41 viewsConstantius II, Constantinople, 351 - 355 AD, 18mm, 2.8g, RIC 121
OBV: DN Constantius PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman with no beard hair in topknot, reaching, dot in center
CONSS in exergue
no beard, hair in a topknot, reaching (hairstyle not in RIC)
Rare legend break in R-EP...
Romanorvm
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A41 views Constantius I “Chlorus” AE Follis

Attribution: RIC VI 45a, Ticinum
Date: AD 305-306
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, laureate head r.
Reverse: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta stg. l. holding cornucopia and scales, TT dot in exergue
Size: 25.3 mm

“He was an outstanding man and exceptionally gracious who showed concern for the wealth of provincials and private individuals instead of simply pursuing the interests of the treasury…He was not only loved but also revered by the Gauls, expecially because through his government they had escaped the mistrusted prudence of Diocletian and the bloodthirsty rashness of Maximian.” – Eutropius Breviarium X.1

Constantius I was chosen by Maximian as his adopted heir. Upon the abdication of both Diocletian and Maximian, he became joint emperor with Galerius in March AD 293. In AD 305, Constantius I won the title ‘Britannicus Maximus’ for his successful campaign against the Picts in Britain. By this time, however, Constantius I was poor in health and believed to be suffering from leukaemia. This earned him the nickname ‘Chlorus’ (the pale). Although he was senior emperor in the west, Galerius had managed to establish a foothold by getting his own nominee, Severus, as Caesar in the west. The intent was to slip Severus in as senior emperor in the west upon the death of Constantius. Constantine I, son of Constantius I, had another plan in mind. Thus, when Constantius I Chlorus died at York on July 25, AD 306, Constantine I was proclaimed ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor in the west by his army before Galerius could take action. Galerius sought to diminish this power by proclaiming Severus ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor as well. This sparked a struggle in the west for power.
NOTE: As the father of Constantine, a number of Christian legends have grown up around Constantius. Eusebius's Life of Constantine claims that Constantius was himself a Christian, although he pretended to be a pagan, and while Caesar under Diocletian, took no part in the Emperor's persecutions. His first wife, Helena, claimed to find the True Cross.
2 commentsNoah
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Constans RIC VII 23841 viewsObv:FL CONSTANTIS BEA C
laureate draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
two soldiers, each holding a reversed spear & shield, two standards between them
dot Delta SIS dot in ex.
18mm 2.9 gm
OWL365
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Barbaric Constantine I41 viewsObv: nonsense
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI type
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a
globe & scepter, eagle at foot left with a
wreath in its beak
IIII in ex
19mm 1.7 gm
OWL365
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Constantine V and Leon III41 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
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Domitian, AD 81-9641 viewsAR Denarius, 20.38 mm (3.42 gm).

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left. Rome mint, struck 84 AD.

RIC II.1, 196 (R2); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted.

6 commentssocalcoins
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Crispina (178 - 182 A.D.)41 viewsAR Denarius
O: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: DIS GENITABILIS, lighted altar.
Rome
17.5mm
3.15g
RSC 15

Apparently commemorating an altar dedicated by the empress in hope of or thanks for a blessing of fecundity from the dii genitales.
5 commentsMat
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Caracalla Antoninianus, RIC IV 311c41 viewsRome mint, Caracalla Antoninianus, 213-217 A.D. AR, 23mm 5.12g, RIC IV 311c, RSC 608a
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from front
R: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory & scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet
5 commentscasata137ec
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Constans, RIC VIII Heraclea 8041 viewsHeraclea mint, Constans, 348-350 A.D. AE, 17mm 2.47g, RIC VIII Heraclea 80
O: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe, star to l., X marking globe
Ex: SHMΔ
2 commentscasata137ec
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177-183 AD - CRISPINA AE sestertius - struck 180-183 AD41 viewsobv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: SALVS (Salus seated left, feeding serpent coiled around altar from patera held in right hand), S-C in field
ref: RIC 672a(Commodus), Cohen 33 (6frcs), BMC 420
24.04gms, 29mm
Scarce
berserker
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Crispus41 viewsCrispus. Caesar, A.D. 317-326. Ć follis (18 mm, 3.35 g, 12 h). Aquileia. CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus right / D N CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, votive wreath inscribed VOT/·/V in three lines; ·AQS·. RIC 87. Choice EF, fully silvered. 3 commentsJohn M
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337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 056 - GLORIA EXERCITVS41 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 337-340 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG
Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laureate and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
Glory of the Army.
Two helmeted soldiers facing, heads turned towards each other; each holds an inverted spear and rests on a shield; between them, a standard.
Exergue: SMTS? (Thessalonica mint, unknown officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 56; VM 76
1.46g; 16.3mm; 180°
Pep
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C Fonteius Janus wGalley41 viewsC Fonteius denarius, 114 - 113 BC, 3.73g, Crawford 290/1, Sydenfam 555, Fonteia 1,
OBV: Janiform head, D (retrograde) to l, star right, three dots below.,
REV: Galley with pilot and three rowers, C FONT above, ROMA below
Porous flan

EX: Harlan J Berk
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Domitian RIC-50941 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 87 AD
RIC 509 (C), BMC 106, RSC 215a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
VF

Domitian's denarius issues of 87 continued the same style and format of those from 86. From this time forward the four standard Minerva reverse types would dominate the denarii with a few minor interruptions. The mint during this period seems to have been divided up into separate officina based on reverse types according to Ian Carradice's careful die study of the issues (Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian - 1983, p. 30). The officina system would continue until the end of the reign.

This denarius from the first issue of 87 is a good example of the quality and style of the mint at this time. Struck on a tight flan and darkly toned.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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41 viewsDenarius - 125 BC (Grueber 124/103 BC) - Mint of Rome
MN ACILIVS BALBVS - Gens Acilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; XVI in monogram before, BALBVS behind, ROMA below, within laurel wreath
Rev.:Jupiter & Victory in quadriga right; Macedonian shield below the horses. In ex. MN (in monogram) ACILI
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,4
Craw. 271/1, Sear RCV .147, BMRRC 1019

1 commentsMaxentius
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37-03 - COMODO (177 - 192 D.C.)41 viewsAR Denario 17 x 15 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: "M COMM ANT P FEL [AVG BRI]T P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "APOL MONET P M TR P XV - COS VI (En los campos)" - Apolo desnudo de pié de frente viendo a derecha, con su brazo derecho sobre su cabeza, apoyado su codo izquierdo sobre una columna y con sus piernas cruzadas.

Acuńada 190 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #205 Pag.389 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #5628 Pag.385 - BMCRE #275 - Cohen Vol.III #22 Pag.230 - RSC Vol. II #22 Pag.236 - MIR Vol.18 #793
1 commentsmdelvalle
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24-07 - TRAJANO (98 - 171 D.C.)41 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP [CAES] NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC" - Busto laureado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PARTHICO P M TR PCOS VI P P SPQR" - Felicitas (La Felicidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, sosteniendo caduceo en mano derecha y cornucopia en izquierda.

Acuńada 114 - 117 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #329 Pag.267 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3141 Pag.102 - RSC Vol.II #191 Pag. 89 - BMCRE #626 - Cohen Vol.II #191 var Pag.39 - DVM #20/2 Pag.120 - St. Vol.I #251
mdelvalle
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18-05 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)41 viewsAR Denario 17.5 x 16 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR [VESPA]SIANVS AVG" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS ITER [T]R POT" - Pax (Paz) sentada a izquierda, sosteniendo rama de olivo en mano derecha y Caduceo en izquierda.

Acuńada 69 - 71 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #10D Pag.16 - RIC2 #29 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2285 Pag.435 - BMCRE #26 - DVM #18/5 Pag.100 - CBN #18 - RSC Vol. II #94h Pag.41
mdelvalle
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33 - 02 – MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)41 viewsAR Denario 18/19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERAL AVG V COS III" - Liberalitas estante a izq., portando Ábaco en mano der. Y cornucopia en izq.

Acuńada: 169 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #206 Pag.229 – SRCV Vol.II #4914 Pag.306 - BMCRE Vol. #492 - Cohen Vol.III #412 Pag.42/43 - RSC Vol. II #412 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
mdelvalle
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15-01 - C. NAEVIUS BALBUS (79 A.C.)41 viewsAR Denarius Aserrado 18 mm 3.4 gr
Anv: Cabeza con diadema de Venus viendo a derecha - "S C".
Rev: Victoria en triga cabalgando a derecha, "CXXXX" número de control sobre los caballos. "C·NAE·BALB·" (AB y AL en ligadura) en Exergo.
Una de las dos ocasiones en que se acuńa una triga (Carruaje de guerra griego tirado por tres caballos) en las monedas romanas.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #309 Pag.130 - Craw RRC #382/1b - Syd CRR #769b -BMCRR #2926-76 - RSC Vol.1 Naevia 6 Pag.68
mdelvalle
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weight for hanging balance, possibly for tremissis 1/3 solidi41 views12mm tapered 3mm to 9mm. 1.14 gwileyc
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Divus Vespasian41 viewsVESPASIAN, posthumous memorial AR silver denarius, Struck by TITUS, 79AD. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head of Divus Vespasian right. Reverse - S C inscribed on shield supported by two capricorns, orb below. RCV 2569, scarce. Well centered on a full sized flan. 19mm, 3.2g.1 commentsfordicus
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Diadumenian Tetradrachm, Prieur 1645 41 viewsJudaea, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) mint, Diadumenian Tetradrachm, 217-218 A.D. AR 25mm 11.46g, Prieur 1645 per Michel Prieur (*second known example)
O: (…) ,bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: DHMARX EX UPATOC (or similar),eagle standing, looking left, wreath in beak
1 commentscasata137ec
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41 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
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Domitian, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D., Antioch, Syria41 views Silver tetradrachm, Wruck 106, SGI 871, gVF, 14.59g, 25.3mm, 180o, Antioch mint, 82 - 83 A.D.; obverse AUTOK KAISAR DOMITIANOS SEB, laureate bust right with aegis; reverse ETOUS NEOUIEROU, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, palm in right field, date B = year 21 commentssalem
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Domitian as Caesar Denarius41 viewsCAESAR DIVI F. DOMITIANVS COS. VII, Laureate head right. Reverse. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right, holding spear and shield.2 commentsPhiloromaos
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 85-86 AD41 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XI.CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI (Victory standing left, holding palm, inscibing shield set on trophy of german arms), in centre field, S – C
ref: RIC II 305 (C), C.642 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
11.16gms, 26mm
(Although RIC describes this coin as common, I think it's scarce)

Domitian was eager to display his military prowess, just as his father and brother had succeeded in Judaea, he wanted to be known as conqueror of the Germans. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory.
1 commentsberserker
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Domitian - [RIC II part 1 763 (C3), RSC II 283, BMCRE II 218, BnF III 193, Hunter I 88]41 viewsSilver denarius, choice VF, 3.289g, 18.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 14 Sep 93 - 13 Sep 94 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII, laureate head right

Rev. - IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right, spear vertical behind in left, grounded shield at feet behind

Superb portrait, excellent centering, and rainbow toned reverse.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
1 commentsrenegade3220
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Domitian Sestertius RIC 64041 viewsAE Sestertius
Domitian, Rome Mint, 88-89 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P, Laureate head right wearing aegis
Reverse: SC, Domitian standing left holding thunderbolt and spear being crowned by Victry whi stands right holding palm branch.
RIC 640; Cohen 512
34mm, 22.2gm
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander III the Great AR Drachm41 viewsKolophon mint (310-301 BC).
Price 1825
1 commentsMinos
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AK - 47 Kalashnikov and Sturm Ruger Mini - 14 Rifle - w/ 20 rd Magazines & some Pistols41 viewsTop:
Sturm Ruger Mini 14 Rifle
Caliber: .223 - In this photo the Rifle is loaded with a 20 Round Factory Magazine.

Bottom:
AK - 47 Kalashnikov
Caliber 7.62 x 39 mm - In this photo the Rifle is loaded with a 20 Round polymer Magazine.

Above Rifles: Three Smith and Wesson Pistols.
Far left: Smith and Wesson Model 669 in 9mm, then two Smith and Wesson Revolvers, the one in the middle is a Model 10 in .38 Special, the one on the far right is a Model 30 in .32 Smith and Wesson Long (this little revolver is from the 1930s or so, belonged to my grandfather, he would carry it everywhere). There is also a .38 Special Speedloader between the two revolvers.
rexesq
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Netherlands 1745 Zeelandia - Silver Two Stuivers41 viewsZeelandia, Silver 2 Stuivers. Struck 1745.
Sometimes called a "New York Dime" Being one of the first currencies to be widely used in the New World.

obv: 2 S - Rampant Lion in water on coat of arms with crown atop.
rev: ZEE LAN DIA. .1745. - Castle Turret above, between two stars.

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1 commentsrexesq
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Licinius II RIC VII Antioch 29 7th officina41 viewsFollis AE 18mm 3.9 grams 317-320 AD
OBV :: DN VAL LINCIN LICINIVS NOB C. Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust left with Mappa in right hand and scepter across shoulder
REV :: IOVI CONS- ERVATORI CAESS. Jupiter standing left holding Nike on globe in right hand, leaning on scepter. Captive left, Z in right field
EX :: SMANT ( Antioch )
RIC VII Antioch 29
RIC rated R1
Birthday gift from Chris Austin ( Casata137ec )
ex-Andreas Reich Collection ( Areich )

Officina 7 of 14 listed in RIC VII
1 commentsJohnny
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41 viewsINDONESIA, Kingdom of Srivijaya.
7th-13th centuries AD
Ć (17mm, 0.32 g).
Cirebon or Tegal area. Struck in the early 11th century
Xian Ping Yuan Bao in crude Hŕnzě
Blank
Zeno 124661


The kingdom of Srivijaya (San Fo Chi, in Chinese) apparently petitioned the Emperor Zhēnzōng of China, seeking protection from the Chola Kingdom and permission to strike coins. This type, known only from recent finds near Palembang, likely represents the earliest native coinage of that area.
1 commentsArdatirion
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Gaul, Bellovaci (Gallia Belgica) bronze unit (c. 50-25 AC)41 viewso/ Stylized bearded head right, with hair finishing in a mushroom shape.
r/ Stylized lion left
2,26g. 18,5x20mm. 4h
Scheers, Traité 471; BMC 32; Scheers Seine Mar. 646; L.T. 8577; DT 231.
5 commentsAugustin Caron
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Salonina, wife of Gallienus: Junos stag41 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop A.
Obeverse: [COR]SALONINAAVG, Salonina head right.
Reverse: IVNONICONSAVG, stag standing left. [A] below.

W=2.83g; D=21x23mm.
KjetilK
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Elizabeth I sixpence, Seaby 256141 viewsElizabeth I sixpence, 1566 A.D. AR, 26mm 3.07g, Seaby 2561
O: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA, crowned bust of Elizabeth I left, rose behind, portcullis mintmark.
R: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV. Quartered royal arms over long cross fourchee.

*purchased for my wife's birthday...but I am cointing it in my collection ;)
1 commentscasata137ec
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AR Antoninianus of Elagabalus , AD 21941 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINUS AVG, Laurate draped bust rt.
Rev. FIDES MILITUM, Fides standing Hd rt, holding vexillum and military eagle standard.
RIC 72, RSC 29 (Wildwinds)
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