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POSTUMUS double sestertius66 viewsIMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiated and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MI - LITVM
Fides holding 2 standards

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Postumus PAX AVG RIC V/2 7866 viewsAnt, 23x19 mm, 3.41g.

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax walking L with branch and sceptre.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 3.

RIC 78. Common.

I think I see a trace of a cuirass on this one, but I admit I'm not 100% certain.
Robert_Brenchley
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Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC V/2 5566 viewsAnt, 22mm, 2.43g.

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

Reverse: PM TRP COS III PP, Emperor standing L with spear & globe.

Trier, Issue 2, Officina B. 260-1 AD.

RIC V/2 55, Common.

This is evidently an engraver's error, as Postumus was COS II in 260-1, when he was TRP I, and this is as stated on the common dated coin of this year. I have two of these, from different dies, so evidently the mistake was repeated.
Robert_Brenchley
PRAGER GROSCHEN Wlasislaus II.jpg
BOHEMIA - Wladislaus II66 viewsBOHEMIA - Wladislaus II (1471-1516) Prager Groschen. This variety with dot in legend cross.dpaul7
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Probus66 viewsAV-Aureus
Ov: Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Leg: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
Rv: Probus holding sceptre and mappa, standing left between four suppliants.
Leg: VICTORIOSO SEMPER
Ex: wreath
RIC 143; Bastien, Donativa p 59
Rome
Note: Part of the donativa that was issues for Probus' triumph in 281 A.D.
3 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-1, Unspecified Eastern mint, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter with victory,66 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-1, Unspecified Eastern mint, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter with victory,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: A•//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Unspecified Eastern mint, 3rd. em., "dotted series" 1st. off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922-1, p-120,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C, *//KAA, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left,66 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C, *//KAA, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- PRO-VIDEN-D-EOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
exergo: *//KAA,, diameter: 22,5-23mm, weight: 3,88g, axes:6h,
mint: Serdica 2nd emission, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in, p-,(845var-p-110), Pink-p-45(33)var
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIP, Emperor and Orbis, 66 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIP, Emperor and Orbis,
avers:-IMP-C-PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F).
revers:- RESTITVT-ORBIS, Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath.
exerg: *//XXIP, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,59g, axes: 11h,
mint: Siscia, 5th emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 733, p-96, Alf: 57, No-48,
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Numidia66 viewsNumidia, Kings of. Micipsa. Circa 148-118 BC. Ć 25mm (12.20 gm). Laureate and bearded male head left / Horse rearing left; pellet below.

Mazard 45.
Tanit
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Schjöth 1466, Hartill 6.58-59 Type B1, KM 39066 viewsQianlong (1736-1795)

1 cash (cast brass), 1740-1745 [?], Board of Works mint (in Beijing), 25 mm.

Obv: Qianlong tongbao.

Rev: Boo yuwan.

Type B coins have smaller characters than Type A coins, a Z yi, a closed head tong, a round head boo, and no privy marks. Type B1 coins have a broad rims, a distinct gap between the os of boo, and a diameter around 25 mm.

Hartill rarity 11
1 commentsStkp
Republic_AE-30_Helmeted-head-right_ROMA_3-BC_Q-001_axis-5h_30mm_22,57g-s.jpg
Anonymus AE Sextans (217-215 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-30, Crawford 38-5, Prow of galley right,66 viewsAnonymus AE Sextans (217-215 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-30, Crawford 38-5, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; two pellets (mark of value) above.
revers: - ROMA, Prow of galley right; two pellets (mark of value) below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 22,57g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-5, Sydenham 85,
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 49466 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROFECTIO AVG, Septimius Severus in military dress on horseback right, holding spear
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 197
References:– RIC 494 (Scarce), RSC 580
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 731 - Bust Type F (Siscia) (II / XXI)66 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– RESTITVT ORBIS, Victory standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear
Minted in Siscia (II in centre field, XXI in exe) Emission 9 Officina 2. A.D. 282
Reference:– Alföldi type 57, n° 90. RIC 731 Bust type F
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 864 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (Δ) (unlisted issue mark for mint)66 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding globe in left
Minted in Serdica (Δ in exe)
Reference:– RIC 864 var. Bust type H (This series of emission marks is not documented in RIC or Pink for this mint)
There is growing evidence that this coin is part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.
A nicely struck coin with lots of detail and plenty of silvering.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 185 - Bust type F (Rome) ((R crescent Γ) )66 viewsObv:–IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre
Minted in Rome (R crescent Γ) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 279
Reference(s) – RIC 185 Bust type F
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Ticinum 22066 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust facing right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing left, holding a thunderbolt and a sceptre, small figure of Diocletian before
Minted in Ticinum (QXXIT in exe)
References:– RIC V Part 2 Ticinum 220
maridvnvm
RIC_904_112_Probus_AE-Ant_VIRTVS-PR_OB_I-AVG_ADVENTVS-PROBI-AVG_RIC-904_C-000_Cyzicus-2nd-emission_276-277_Q-001_h_22mm_3,29g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//--, Emperor riding left,66 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//--, Emperor riding left,
avers:- VIRTVS PR-OB-I AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a rider right.
revers:- ADVENTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,29g, axis: h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-904, Scarce!
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RIC_921_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG-(C)_CLEMENTIA-TEMP_B_XXI_RIC-921_p-120_Antioch_276-AD_Q-001_0h_21-23mm_3,3ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-1-2, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,66 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-1-2, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers: IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers: CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: B//XXI, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, 1st emission, 2nd. officina, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921, p-120,
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47566 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “PAX AVG”
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Unmarked mint
S/P//
RIC 475
2 commentsmauseus
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68466 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "TVTELA"
Tutela stg left with patera and cornucopia, altar to left
Rotomagus mint
RIC 684; Beaujard & Huvelin 70
1 commentsmauseus
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Commodus - Dupondius. AD 179-18066 viewsRIC 292a
Radiate Bust Right, L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P V
Virtus seated r. with reversed spear and parazonium, VIRTVS AVG IMP III COS II P P, S C

(Given to a friend)
CGPCGP
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Rome, Lead Seal, #14,66 viewsRome, Lead Seal, #14,quadrans
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Rome, Lead Seal, #15,66 viewsRome, Lead Seal, #15,quadrans
Roman-Gagat-_bracelet_Q-001_65-71x5,5mm_10,02g-s.jpg
Roman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,66 viewsRoman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,
type: Gagat-bracelet,
size: 65-71x5,5mm,
weight: 10,02g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref:???,
distribution:??? ,
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Sabina - UNIFACE PLASTER CAST66 viewsObv:- SABINA AVGVSTA IMP HADRIANI AVG, Diademed, draped bust right

UNIFACE PLASTER CAST
maridvnvm
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BOSPORUS KINGDOM: Sauromates I66 viewsSauromates I - C. 93-124 A.D. bronze 48 Nummia. Obverse: Bust of king with long hair; ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC CAYPOMATOY. Reverse: Value mark of MH (48 Nummia) at sides of VIctory advancing left, holding wreath in extended hand. ex-Phil DeVicchi collection. SNG Cop. 39.dpaul7
Schönert-Geiss_#228_Caracalla_City-gate_Augusta_Traiana.jpg
Augusta Traiana Caracalla Sicinnius Clarus66 viewsCaracalla as co-emperor
Governor Q. Sicinnius Clarus Po[ntianus?] 202AD cf. Stein Reichsbeamte Thracia p.46-7
AE27 13.65g
Ob: [AVT K M AVPHΛIOC | ANTΩNINOC]
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: HΓE CIKINNIOV KΛAPOV A[VΓOVCTH]
Ex: TPAIANHC
City gate with three turrets with battlements

Obverse legend worn away, reverse more detail, dull black patina
Cf. BMC 11 under Trajanopolis; Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis p. 86 # 228 reverse depicted Tafel 10; Mionnet Supp. 2 p.511 #1809 (Trajanopolis)
M & M cites Trell 247, 79 in addition to confirming my attributions above.
The legend is slightly different from the British Museum specimen (=#230). I think this reverse die is more common. Placement of kappa in relation to central tower is an indication of die.

This coin appears to be from Righetti’s collection M & M Auction 15 (21 10 2004) lot 77 Righetti Teil IV!
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=99790

No tags from auction nor Righetti’s own
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
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USA - Seated Liberty Half Dollar66 viewsUSA - Seated Liberty Half Dollar, 1874, with Arrows at Date... Philadelphia Mint. KM#107.dpaul7
Sellwood_17_1v_Phraates_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Phraates II66 viewstetradrachm, 138 - 127 BC
Sellwood 17.1v

This coin referenced in "The Celator," Vol. 23, No. 3, March 2009, page 18 ("Robinson Auction" results)
4 commentsRobert L3
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VOTA SVSCEPTA XX66 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 308, RSC III 791, gVF, Rome mint, 3.293g, 18.8mm, 180o, 201 - 210 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse VOTA SVSCEPTA XX, Severus (his pointy beard visible) sacrificing left over a lit tripod altar. Ex FORVMfordicus
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Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.34.0266 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217
AE 30, 17.30g
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. OV - LPIA - C CERDIKHC
Emperor, in muscle armour and with waving chlamys, riding on horse r.,
holding bridle in l. hand and spear in raised r. hand. Below him an enemy with
Phrygian cap, fleeing r., head turned backwards.
Ruzicka 346 var. (has AVRH CEVH); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.34.2 (R6); Varbanov (engl.) 2229 var. (has ANTWNEINOC)
very rare, VF, nearly black patina
4 commentsJochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, Denarius66 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 A.D.

Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev MARS VLTOR
RIC 246
1 commentsBarry
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Poland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus66 viewsPoland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus. IOAN CAS REX, king's bust right / SOLIMAG.DVCLIT1660, Mounted Polish knightoneill6217
Sigismund-III-Vasa-1587-1632_Pol_AR-18-Gr-qt-Talar_SIGIS_III_D_G_REX_POL_M_D_L_R_PR__16_MONETA_CIVIT_GEDANENSIS_25_HCz-1523_Kopicki-7506_Danzig_1625-AD_Q-001_0h_29mm_6,55g-s.jpg
Poland, Sigismund III.,(Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, 1/4-AR-Talar-18-Gross, Kopicki 7506, 66 viewsPoland, Sigismund III.,(Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, 1/4-AR-Talar-18-Gross, Kopicki 7506,
Avers: SIGIS:III:D:G•REX•POL:M:D:L•R:PR•, Crowned and armored bust in ruffled collar, right; 1-6 flanking.
Revers: ornament-MONETA:CIVIT:GEDANENSIS, Lions supporting city arms (shield on crowned double cross); •25• above.
diameter: 29mm, weight: 6,55g, axis: 0h,
mint mark: , mint: Danzig (Gdansk), date: 1625 A.D.,
ref: Kopicki 7806, HCz 1523, Gumowski ,
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simi66 viewsMy Wife, Museum Negara, KL.rexesq
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South Africa66 viewsKm25 - 1 penny - 1941 (Union of South Africa)
Km35.1 - 3 pence - 1950 (Union of South Africa)
Km56 - 1/2 Cent - 1962
Km98 - 1 cent - 1979
Km82 - 1 cent - 1989
Km132 - 1 cent - 1994
Km66.2 - 2 cents - 1965
Km83 - 2 Cents - 1983
Km133 - 2 Cents - 1994
Daniel Friedman
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3538, RIC V-I 089, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, LAETITIA FVND, -/-//XXIB, Bust-A3, Laetitia standing left, #166 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3538, RIC V-I 089, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, LAETITIA FVND, -/-//XXIB, Bust-A3, Laetitia standing left, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Head right, radiate, with traces of drapery to front and rear of truncation, (A3).
revers: LAETITIA-FVND, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and anchor in left hand. (Laet-1).
exerg: -/-//XXIB, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 3,88g, axes: 4h,
mint: Rome, issue-3., off-2., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-89, T-(Estiot)-3538,
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3578, RIC V-I 084, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, -/-//XXIZ, Bust-A3, Clementia standing left, #266 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3578, RIC V-I 084, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, -/-//XXIZ, Bust-A3, Clementia standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-CM-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Head right, radiate, with traces of drapery to front and rear of truncation. A3.
revers:- CLEMNTIA-TEMP, Clementia stg. l., holding long sceptre in r. hand, with I. elbow leaning on column. Clementia 1.
exerg: -/-//XXIZ, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 4,57g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, 3rd.issue, 7th.off, date: 276-77 AD., ref: RIC-84., T-(Estiot)-3578, C-, LV 1080-110,
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Vespasian-RIC-Titus-357(2)66 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC T357 (C2), BMC T129, RSC 497
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: Capricorns, l. and r., crossed, supporting round shield inscribed S C : below, globe
Acquired from Civitas Galleries, August 2016.

A rare variant of this common Divus Vespasian denarius type struck under Titus. It is much more common to find the capricorns back to back with no tails, supporting a small shield. Here we see the capricorns crossed with tails, supporting a large shield. Curiously, RIC does not note the rare variant nor assign it a catalogue number.

Previously a jewellery mount piece.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Taras, Calabria66 views500-430 BC (Period I)
AR Litra (10mm, 0.68g)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Head of Taras left.
Vlasto 1166; Cote 53; McGill II, 145
Very Scarce
From the Lewis Egnew collection. ex Superior Galleries; ex Harlan J. Berk

A wonderful example of late archaic style, these early litrae are all fairly scarce and quite desirable.
The reverse of this type is often referred to as ‘Female head left’, or ‘Head of nymph Satyra left’. George Brauer Jr. confirms this in his book 'Taras; It's History and Coinage' (1986), but cites no source. Satyra was the mother of Taras. The style differs slightly from die to die, but in none of them do I really see a female head. Effeminate perhaps, but Apollo and Dionysus have both taught us that lesson.
So once again I find myself agreeing with Vlasto and I believe this to be the head of Taras, which was also common to some of the larger coins of the period.
Both left and right facing busts are known.

Με βαθύτατη ευγνωμοσύνη αγαπητέ μου αγαπητέ φίλε Σηαννον
3 commentsEnodia
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Tetricus I SALVS AVGG RIC V/2 12666 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.73g.

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate & Cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SALVS AVGG, Salus standing L feeding snake rising from altar, holding anchor.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 126, Common
Robert_Brenchley
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GREEK, Thessalian League Apollo Drachm66 views196-146 B.C.
4.15 gm, 18.5 mm
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) behind
Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield and about to hurl spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, bunch of grapes on vine right, Π-O / Λ-Y (magistrate) across lower fields
Sear 2234 var.; BMC Thessaly p.4, 36-37; (SNG Cop 300)
Jaimelai
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Three Wolves66 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Rome, AD 248. Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the founding of Rome. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins; II in exergue. RIC 15.

These are three examples in my collection.
paul1888
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RIC 706 Titus denarius66 viewsT CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head of Titus right

PONTIF TR P COS III
Winged Caduceus

Rome 74 AD

2.94g

RIC 706 (R);Sear 2445
3 commentsJay GT4
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Titus RIC-10366 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 103(R2), BMC p. 230 note, RSC 307
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Captives, two, back to back, seated either side of trophy (woman on l., man on r.)
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

Issued in 80 AD, this denarius most likely commemorates a victory by Agricola in northern Britain. Interestingly enough, this coin is an English metal detectorist find.

I didn't expect to come across this type for some time...but it was offered to me and I couldn't say no! The lovely portrait is a nice bonus.

2 commentsDavid Atherton
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RIC 119 Titus Denarius66 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
laureate head right

TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P
thunderbolt on draped table or chair

Rome 80 AD

2.24g

RIC II 119 (C2) , Sear 2513

Ex-Arcade coins (Junk box)

My first Flavian coin bought about 10 years ago! New photo!
1 commentsJay GT4
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Bithynia, Tium. Antoninus Pius AE18. Zeus Syrgastes66 viewsObv: ANTONINO Y KAICAPOC (retrograde) / Pius bust r.
Rev: ZEUS TIANWN / Zeus Syrgastes standing, l., holding patera and long scepter.
18mm, 3.4gm.
Rec Gen 38, var.
1 commentsancientone
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Lauer AE Token, rechenpfenning early/middle 1800s.Token66 viewsLauer AE Token, rechenpfenning early/middle 1800s.Token. , IOH:LAUER`RECN`PF-Five stars with a crescent moon above.PLUS ULTRA-Ship with 4 masts , Neurenberg mint, RARE !

JOHAN JACOB LAUER made token and toy money until the 1860s!!!
oneill6217
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Trajan Denarius66 views112-114 AD. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars advancing right, holding spear & trophy2 commentsancientone
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Trajan RIC II, 24566 viewsTrajan, AD 98-117 n.Chr.
AR - Denarius, 3.05g, 18.4mm
Rome, AD 112-117
obv. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
Bust, laureate, r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. SPQR OPTIMI PRINCIPI
in ex. ARAB ADQ
Arabia stg. facing, head l., holding branch in r. r. hand and balsam cane in l. arm; behind her feet camel walking l.
RIC II, 245; C.26; BMC 474
about EF, attractive toned
From Forum Ancient Coins, thank you!

(1) ARAB ADQ = Arabia adquisita, Arabia acquired (not conquered!)
(2) The object in the l. arm is often called 'bundle of cinnamon sticks', but the extensions which are clearly seen on this specimen could better be explained by the rhizome (rootstock) of the balsam cane (as is stated in RIC too!)
2 commentsJochen
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 104-110 AD66 viewsobv: [IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP] (laureate, draped bust right)
rev: [ARMENIA ET MESOPOTAMIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE] (Trajan standing to the front, head turned right, holding spear and parazonium; on both sides of him and reclining are the three females figures, Armenia, Euphrates, Tigris), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 642 (R), BMC 1039, C.39 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
22.41gms, 33mm
Rare

History: Trajan declared war against the Parthians, after overrunning Syria, Mesopotamia and Armenia, he defeated in every encounter, establishing several governments, and thereby gaining from the Roman Senate the title of Parthicus.

This coin is worn enough, even the legends are disappeared, too, but shows the result about one of the most impotant Roman conquest.
berserker
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Animation !!!, 013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, Different type of possibile "sigla" variation66 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, Different type of possibile "sigla" variation
U-049_C-083_H-097_sigla-variation (lot of dot or dots the different place on the same catalog No coins)
Q-001
quadrans
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USA - 1849 Large Cent66 viewsPart of a large, mixed world lot I bought on a whim

Mintage 4,178,500
maridvnvm
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30-01 - AELIO (136 - 138 D.C.)66 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "L AELIVS CAESAR" - Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT COS II" - Pietas (La Piedad) estante a der. ante un altar, levantando su mano der. y sosteniendo su vestido con izq. "PIETAS" en los campos.

Acuńada 137 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #438 Pag.393 - RSC Vol.II #36 Pag. 163 - BMCRE Vol.II #989 - Cohen Vol.II #36 Pag.261 - DVM #4/2 var. Pag.133 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3971 Pag.199 - St. Vol.I #389 - Hill UCR #840
2 commentsmdelvalle
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Valentinian I RIC IX 5a66 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
emperor dragging captive by hair & holding labarum
ASISCin ex.
19mm 2.6 gm
OWL365
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Valentinian II, Constantinople RIC IX-63a66 viewsAE4
Constantinople mint, 378-383 A.D.
13mm, 1.57g
RIC IX-63a

Obverse:
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
VOT
X
MVLT
XX
CONS Δ
Legend in wreath
rubadub
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Valerian Jr. - UNIFACE PLASTER CAST66 viewsObv:- LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, Draped, bare headed bust right

UNIFACE PLASTER CAST
maridvnvm
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Vandal Civic Issue66 viewsObverse: Diademed and draped bust left, holding palm
Reverse: N/IIII in two lines across fields; – above N
Mint : Carthage
Date : circa 523-533
Reference : MIB I, 20 (Gelimer); BMC Vandals 12 (Huneric); MEC 1, 55
Grade : VF
Weight : 1.05g
Denom : Nummi
Metal : AE
Acquired: 01/05/06
Comments : brown patina (11mm)
1 commentsBolayi
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026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0166 views026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #01
avers:- King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
revers:- Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 0,44g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszar-434a, Very Rare !!!
Q-001
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026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0266 views026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #02
avers:- King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
revers:- Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,46g, axis:3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszar-434a, Very Rare !!!
Q-002
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, AV Aureus, AD.7066 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: COS ITER T-R POT, Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus.
2 commentsanthivs
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VIBIA 11 - AE as.66 viewsC. Vibius C.f. Pansa (c. BC 90)Rugser
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Victorinus AEQVITAS AVG RIC V/2 4166 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.26g.

Obverse: IMP C PI VICTORINVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing L with scales and cornucopia.

Cologne, Issue 1.

RIC V/2 41, Scarce.

Atypical bust commonly found on these very early issues, somtimes claimed to be 'Marius-like' or 'Bust of Marius'.
Robert_Brenchley
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GENIO POP ROM - Constantine I66 viewsAE Follis, London, Autumn 307 - Early 310
5.86gm, 25mm
Ox: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
O: Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rx: GENIO POP ROM, PLN in ex.
R: Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left.

RIC VII.103 (S), ex. Tom Wood, ex. Steve Clayton
Paul DiMarzio
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VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX - Constantine II66 viewsAE3, London, 320 - 321
3.28gm, 19mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
O: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rx: VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX, PLON in ex.
R: Standard inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, captives seated on either side.

RIC VII.190 (S), ex. Allen Berman
Paul DiMarzio
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PMTRP VII Sacrif Cldc med66 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: P_MTRPVII_COSII_PP, SC left and right, low in field
Severus Alexander, laureate, togate, standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over ligted tripod left and holding scroll in left hand at side
Cf. BMC 467 (normal weight), RIC 484
Weight, 24.85g; die axis, 12h.
medallion size flan
3 commentsmix_val
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Victorinus, gallic mint, R/ PROVIDENTIA AVG (Braithwell hoard)66 viewsVictorinus, bronze antoninianus, Gallic mint,
AE, 1.626 gr, maximum diameter 17.0mm, die axis 180°, Fair/VF
D/ IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right;
R/ PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, baton pointed downward in right, cornucopia in left
RIC V 61; Braithwell Report #165 (47 examples in the hoard)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (7 febbraio 2011, numero catalogo 122); ex FAC ((Morehead City NC Usa, 2010), ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins, London-New York, 2007), ex CNG auction 176 (London, 2007), ex Braithwell hoard (Braithwell, South Yorkshire Uk, 2002).

paolo
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Taras 272-240 BC Nomos66 viewsCalabria, Tarentum; c. 272-240 BC, Nomos, 6.51g(new standard of weight compared with the old 7.5g). HN Italy-1043, Vlasto-915 (this coin).

Obv: Naked boy crowned by Victory flying behind him, on horse standing r. with raised l. foreleg; Greek ethnic below horse (not evident), EY in r. field.
Rx: Taras on dolphin r., holding cornucopia and trident whose head is visible behind his neck; TAPAΣ below, monogram in l. field (expanded by Vlasto to IΩΠY).
Ex Künker 193, 26 September 2011, lot 23. G&M 190, 11 October 2011, lot 15. From the M.P. Vlasto Collection. Extremely well struck reverse with beautiful detail EF.

I appreciate to have this coin. It is from M.P. Vlasto collection.
3 commentsLeo
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Taras, Calabria66 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (13mm, 0.93g)
O: Head of Athena right wearing plain crested Attic helmet.
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; club behind, ΦΙ between legs, [T]APANTIN to right.
Vlasto 1404; McGill II, 178; HN Italy 912
ex Aegean Numismatics

1 commentsEnodia
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Otacilia Severa66 viewsOtacilia Severa --AR (Billion) Tetradrachm, Antiochia ad Orontem. R:Eagle standing facing on palm, head left, tail left. S C in exergue. Prieur 342.featherz
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195 Geta65 viewsGeta, as Augustus, Denarius. 210 AD. IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P II COS II, Felicitas standing left, holding cornucopiae and long caduceus. RIC 69a, RSC 1376 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Apollonia Pontica65 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.24 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
1 commentsJaimelai
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Caligula AE As65 viewsRIC I 38 Rome, C 27
10.61 g, 28 mm
Struck 37-38 AD
C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left
VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Mark Z
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JULIUS CAESAR65 viewsAR denarius. Military mint. 48-47 BC. 3.76 gr. Laureate head of Pietas right wearing necklace. T II behind. / Trophy of Gallic arms and carnyx ;axe surmounted by an animal head on right. CAE-SAR across lower field. Craw 452/2. RSC 18. Smyth VIII/34.
Ex eBay
3 commentsbenito
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Roman Empire, Domitian.65 viewsAR denarius. 92 AD. 3,18 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI / Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column,brandishing javelin and armed with shield. Owl at feet. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P.
Old RIC 167a. New RIC 730. RSC 273.
2 commentsbenito
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TIBERIUS65 viewsAE 28. Italica. 14-37 AD. 14.45 g. Bare head of Tiberius right. TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PON MAX IMP. / Altar inscribed PROVIDE/NTIAE/ AVGVSTI in three lines. MVNIC ITALIC PERM DIVI AVG around. RPC I 65; Vives 168/9; Chaves 115-263. Mottled red-brown and green-brown patina.
CNG.The coin shop 153806.
benito
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SICILY, KAMARINA, 420 - 410 BC65 viewsAE Onkia, 12mm, 1.3g

O. Gorgoneion en face
R. Owl standing right, holding lizard in it´s claws; KAMA to left; A to right, single dot below

Westermark, Kamarina Taf.32 Type A 177

Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 200, #1209
4 commentsrobertpe
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Macrinus, Denarius65 viewsDenarius struck in Rome in AD 217
IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate bust of Macrinus right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing holding thunderbolt and sceptre, protecting a small figure of Macrinus
2.76 gr
Ref : Cohen #37, RCV #7337
1 commentsPotator II
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Maximus, Denarius65 viewsDenarius struck in Rome in 236 AD
MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Bare bust of Maximus right
PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Maximus standing left with two standards
3.31 gr
Ref : Cohen #10, RCV #8406

Superbe
Potator II
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Probus65 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate half lenght bust cuirassed and draped to left, holding Globe with Victory in right, Parazonium in left
Leg: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG
RV: Emperor with lance stg. right recieves Globe from Jupiter. in Field M S
Leg: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
Ex: KAB
Serdica
RIC -
Note: unlisted in with this bust type
extremely rare
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
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China, Ming Rebels, Li Zi Cheng (aka Chuan Wang), AD 164465 viewsChina, Ming Rebels, Li Zi Cheng (aka Chuan Wang), AD 1644, Large AE 5 Cash (36mm•14.39gm).

O: Yong Chang Tong Bao. R: Plain. Jen 626. VF.

ecoli
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Valerian II, antoninianus - 005065 viewsCologne mint, AD 257-258
VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust of Valerian junior right
IOVI CRESCENTI, Young Jupiter on back of goat Amalthea right
3.66 gr
Ref : RCV # 10731, Cohen #26
1 commentsPotator II
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Gallienus Antoninianus65 viewsGöbl MIR 1634i, SRCV 10290 var (various mintmarks), RIC V 651 var (same) Antioch, AHG 407 (this coin); 265 A.D.
3.531g, 21.8mm, 180o
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right, helmeted, spear in right, resting left hand on shield set on ground
Notes: From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus.
Not recorded in RIC without either a branch or SPQR in exergue.
MIR records only 2 examples of this variety
Rare
Ex: Malloy Antiquities, FORVM
3 commentsMark Z
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Thrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,65 viewsThrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,
avers:- AYT-K-M-AYP-CEV-ANTΩ-NEINOC, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Homonia left, holding patera and cornucopia, altar in left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-27,5 mm, weight: 12,25g, axis:1h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: A.D., ref:Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Galerius, Follis - *65 viewsHeraclea mint, 5th officina, c. AD 296-298
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate bust of Galerius right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, , Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, HTE at exergue
10.58 gr
Ref : RCV # 14372 (90), Cohen #78
Potator II
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Galerius, Follis 65 viewsTrier mint, c. AD 303-305
MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, head towered, wearing chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand, left cornucopiae; S | F in field, PTR at exergue
8.41 gr 28 mm
Ref : RCV # 14349 (90), C # 83, RIC VI, Trier, 594b

2 commentsPotator II
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IV-III 082var., AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG G, Aeqvitas standing left, Rare!65 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IV-III 082var., AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG G, Aeqvitas standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: AEQVITAS-AVG-G, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:20-22mm, weight:3,70g, axis:6h,
mint: Antioch, date: ??? A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-082var., p-, C-,
Q-001
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 127, AR-Antoninianus, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #165 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 127, AR-Antoninianus, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #1
avers:- M-OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno ( the consort of Jupiter) veiled, standing left,, holding patera and scepter.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:21,5-23,5mm, weight:g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:246-248A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-127, p-, C-,
Q-001
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076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P VI COS P P, Emperor standing left, Rare!!!,65 views076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P VI COS P P, Emperor standing left, Rare!!!,
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right viewed from the front.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-VI-COS-PP, Emperor veiled, standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing out of patera over lighted tripod.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 249 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-Not in RIC !!!,Unlisted RIC with this obverse style, Rare !!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Domitian Denarius - Thunderbolt on Table (RIC II 70)65 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
3 commentsKained but Able
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Constans, RIC VIII 100 v, Thessalonica65 viewsObv: CONSTANS P F AVG
Bust: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN
2 Victories facing, holding wreaths.
Exe: SMTS gamma, (dot) in center
Date: 341-347 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "R5" Unlisted headwear.
Bluefish
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Elagabalus from Alexandria65 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 10.94 gm). Dated RY 4 (220/221 AD). Laureate head right / LD, Serapis seated left holding sceptre, right hand extended over head of Kerberos. Köln 2335; Dattari 4141; Milne 2815; Emmett 2953.featherz
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Nerva Denarius - Priestly Implements (RIC 23)65 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 97 AD
3.43g

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R)

Rev: Priestly Implements
Ladle, Sprinkler, Jug and Lituus
COS III PP above

RIC 23 RSC 52.
4 commentsKained but Able
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110 Domitian65 viewsDomitian A.D. 81-96
AR Denarius

Domitian Denarius. 92 AD.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right,

IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear.

RSC 271 RIC 733 ex W. Phillips

Jan - Sept 92
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Lithuania. Sigismund III 1587 - 1632. Silver Groschen 1627.65 viewsLithuania. Sigismund III 1587 - 1632. Silver Groschen 1627. SIG III D.G. REX. PO. M. D. L. 1627, Crowned bust right / GROSS MAG DVCA LTD, Knight charging left. oneill6217
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Sear 196865 viewsOrthodoxcoins
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Lampsakos, Mysia65 views390-330 BC
AR Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.32g)
O: Janiform female head, wearing tainia and earring.
R: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
SNG France 1195; Sear 3893; BMC 15 83,43
1 commentsEnodia
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Sear 200465 views1 commentsOrthodoxcoins
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Crispina (178 - 182 A.D.)65 viewsAR Denarius
O: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
R: CERES, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and torch.
Rome
18mm
2.71g
RIC III 276 (Commodus); BMCRE 33 (Commodus); RSC 1
3 commentsMat
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NYΣA65 viewsSAMARIA. Nysa-Scythopolis (?). Nero (?). Ć 21. A.D. 66/67 (?). Obv: (NEPWNKΛAYΔIOΣKAIΣAPΣEB...). Laureate head of Nero right; countermark on neck. Rev: (NYΣA, LPГ in field). Tyche standing left. Ref: RPC 4834 (?); Spojkerman 4 (?). Axis: 360° ? Weight: 8.46 g. Note: The identification of the coin is based on the countermark; all identifiable specimens listed by Howgego bearing this countermark are of Nero from Nysa-Scythopolis. CM: NYΣA, in rectangular punch, 11 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 555 (8 pcs). Note: The countermark was applied to valiadate coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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EUBOIA, Histiaia, AR Tetrobol 65 viewsEUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.46 g, 12h). Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia right / Nymph seated right on stern of galley; wing on side of ship; below, trident head right and AP monogram. BCD Euboia 395 (same dies). Good VF, toned.

Ex CNG Auction 243 Lot 107
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Lydia, Sardeis, Gordian III65 viewsSardes, Lydia, AE24. AUT KAIC M ANT GORDIANOC, Laureate, draped bust right / EPI ROUFEINOU CARDIANWN B NEWKORWN around wreath containing bucranium and torch.

BMC 189, SNG Copenhagen 536, SNG Tuebingen 3824.
2 commentsSkySoldier
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Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Glass Bottle, Late 2nd - 4th Century A.D.65 viewsOlive-green bottle; Isings Form 102a, cf. Ontario Museum 209
12.7 cm (5") tall
Choice, clear olive-green, cylindrical body widening slightly from shoulder to base,
flat shoulder, cylindrical short neck, flared rim
intact with some cracks, attractive weathering
Ex: FORVM, Alex Malloy Collection
(Notes and Picture from FORVM website)
3 commentsMark Z
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7. Carcalla Denarius, Annona65 viewsEF, 0°, Rome Mint, 212 AD
O: ANTONINUS PIUS AUG BRIT, bust r.
R: PM TRP XV COS III PP, Annona seated l., holding cornucopia and corn, modius at feet
Zam
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Marcus Aurelius, Philippopolis, AE2165 viewsobv: bare head right
rev: Ares helmeted, standing left, holding shield
Struck 139-180 A.D. at Philippopolis, Thrace
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Siscia65 viewsAttribution: RIC 174 (RIC VII)
Mint: Siscia, ESIS branch
Date: 321-324 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN TINVS AVG. Laureate head right
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINIMAX AVG around VOT XX in wreath, ESIS branch in exergue

Size: 18.94mm
Weight: 3.41 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
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1931F ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1931 Var DOC 40 Var CLBC 2.4.765 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18mm

Weight 2.22gm

This is a barbarous imitation and an attempt to copy DOC 40

This coin is not listed in DOC or Sear but it is in CLBC They record sizes from 20-21mm and weights 3.0 to 3.5 gm , mine is a smaller. example
2 commentsSimon
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Hadrianus Aureus65 viewsObserve: HADRIANVS AVG. COS. III P.P.
Reverse: ROMA AETERNA
Weight: 7,0 gr.
Calicó: 1358. E.2
Corduba
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Valérianus.65 viewsicos
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alexander the great, AE1965 views19mm, 6.93g1 commentsareich
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Alexander obol65 views10mm, 0.59g
uncertain Eastern mint
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: AΛEΣANΔPOY; Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle

ex David Hendin, bought from bcmainland on Ebay 12/2010
2 commentsareich
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)65 viewsAR drachm, (4,14 g. - 17-18 mm)
Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC.
under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1551. _17988 sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Egypt, Alexandria, 104 Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-, D-5411, Tyche seated left, LA above,65 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 104 Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-, D-5411, Tyche seated left, LA above,
avers:- AVT-K-KΛAVΔIOC-CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LA, Tyche reclining left on draped and garlanded couch, holding rudder in right hand.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 9,26g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 268-269 A.D., Year 1. LA., ref: Geissen-, Dattari-5411, Kapmann-Ganschow-104.14-p-328,
Q-001
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica65 viewsObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ/Virgin, Star Above, Backward "B" Below
Sear 2360
1 commentsLaetvs
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Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochos VII65 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Houghton II 655 (same dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.157g, maximum diameter 28.8mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EUERGETOU, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate DI / A left, A inner left, G inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce;

Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.

Ex Houghton collection
Ex Forum
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Antoninus Pius denarius65 viewsEmperor sacrificing reverse2 commentsmarandnumiz
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Antoninus Pius Elephant65 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 6.4g, 138 - 161 AD (Struck 148 - 149 AD) RIC III 862a
BMCRE 1840, Cohen 565
OBV: PP TR P XII, Laureate head of Pius right
REV: MVNIFICENTIA AVG COS IIII / S C in two lines in exergue, Elephant walking right.
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 749 var., Sestertius of AD 144 (Salus)65 viewsĆ Sestertius (26.0g, Ř 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: DES IIII (around) S C (in field), Salus standing left, holding a long sceptre and feeding a snake coiling around an altar.
RIC 749var.(*); Strack 949; Banti 138 var.
Ex D. Ruskin, 1998; ex Mike R. Vosper (Colchester, UK)

Salus, the goddess of health, feeding the sacred snake that belongs to her father, Aesculapius, the god of medicine. The Romans offered yearly to Salus to protect the emperor's health and security. During the year AD 144, Salus was by far the commonest type, which is an indication that the emperor suffered from serious illness in this period.

(*) This is a rare variant only recorded by Strack (found only in the Vienna and Lückger collections) but not by RIC, Cohen, BMC nor Banti. The reverse type differs from RIC 749 ("Salus standing l., [...] holding rudder on globe") while a long sceptre is depicted on this coin. BM Catalogue, 1968 (see pp 265-266, Pl 39.13, 39.14 ).
Charles S
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Ariobarzanes III, Eusebes Philoromaios | Athena - Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 52-42 BC.65 views
Ariobarzanes III, Eusebes Philoromaios | Athena - Silver Drachm

Obv: Ariobazarnes' diademed and beardless head, right facing.
Rev: Athena standing left, holding statuette of Nike in extended right, spear and shield in her left hand; star in crescent in inner left field, monogram in inner right; (illegible date in) exergue off flan: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AP[IOBAPZANOY] EYΣ[EBOY KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY], enclosing reverse in square pattern.

Exergue: Off flan: [KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY] and regnal date.

Mint: Mazaka or Eusebeia
Struck: 52-42 BC.

Size: 16.41 mm.
Weight: 3.5 grm.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: As shown in photo.

Refs:*
Sear, 7304
Simonetta 3a
BMC Galatia, pg. 42, 4.
Tiathena
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Arrowhead AE, #01, Bronze Age,65 viewsArrowhead AE, #01, Bronze Age,
size:46,5x16,5x2,5mm,
weight:2,71g,
Q-001
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Pamphylia, Aspendos 385-370b.c. Ar Stater65 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos 385-370b.c. Ar Stater
Two naked athletes, wrestling, grasping each other by the arms. Reverse. Slinger advancing right, wearing short chiton about to discharge his sling, triskales before and Pamphylian script ESTFEDIIUS behind, all in dotted square.

Struck with a rusty obverse die but still shows nice detail and toning.

Ex Baldwins
2 commentsPhiloromaos
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Augustus denarius - Gaius and Lucius 65 viewsEmperor Augustus
Mint Lugdunum
size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 3.83
Die Axis 170
Tariff 1 denarius
Ob. Leg. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Ob. Desc. Laureate head right
Rev. Leg. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES
Rev. Desc. Gaius and Lucius caesar on l. anbd r. standing front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear and on l. simpulum r and on r. lituus l.
RIC210
1 commentsBacchus
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Ptolemy VIII65 viewsPtomemy VIII Euergetes 145-144 BC
Cyprus 145-144 BC

Obverse:Head of Zeus right
Reverse:ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ;Eagle standing left at thunderbolt;lotus at left field

24.02mm 9.18gm

Svoronos 1621
1 commentsmaik
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Barbados65 viewsKm11 - 5 Cents - 1973
Km13 - 25 Cents - 1973
Km15 - 2 Dollars - 1974-F
Daniel Friedman
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Barbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #0565 viewsBarbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #05
avers:- Confusing text, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Confusing text, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.
exerg: -/-// I S, diameter: 15-17mm, weight:2,27g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: , ref: ,
Q-005
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Barbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #0465 viewsBarbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #04
avers:- Confusing text, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left.
revers:- Confusing text, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.
exerg: -/-// -o-, diameter: 15-17mm, weight:3,09g, axis: h,
mint: ???, date: , ref: ,
Q-004
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BAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-165165 viewsBAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-1651 AR 2 Kreuzer, No Date. Obv: Spade-shaped Bavarian arms in inner circle. Legend: * M. C. P. R. V. B. D. S. R. I. A. E. E. Rev: Orb with 2 at bottom in inner circle. SOLI . DEO . GLORIA . Reference: KM #20. Note: Prev. KM#30.dpaul7
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GREEK, Mesembria, Thrace65 viewsObol, 1.2 gm, 10.3 gm, 450-350 BC, Sear (GC) 1673
Obv: Anepigraphic. Crested helmet, facing.
Rev: M E T A in four corners of radiate wheel.
1 commentsMassanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero Claudius Drusus, Provincial Imitation65 viewsObv: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
Bare head, left.
Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP
Either Claudius or Drusus holding branch and seated, left, on curule chair amid an assortment of arms.
Sestertius 15 gm 32.7 mm (RIC 93)
Comment: The official issue was minted by Claudius in 41-42. Drusus was a son of Livia and the younger brother of Tiberius; husband of Antonia (daughter of Marc Antony); father of Germanicus, Claudius and Lavilla. Died of injuries sustained from a horse fall while on campaign in Germany.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Drusus, As, 22-23 AD.65 viewsObv: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N
Bare head, left.
Rev: PONTIF TRIBVN POTEST ITER
Large S C within inscription.
As 10.7 gm 27.8 mm RIC 45
Comment: Issued by Tiberius
3 commentsMassanutten
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Buckle #003 AR Buckle,65 viewsBuckle #003 AR Buckle,
type: AR Buckle,
size: 16x26mm,
weight: 2,91g,
date:??? A.D.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
Q-001
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Buckle #002 AE-Buckle65 viewsBuckle #002 AE-Buckle
type: AE Buckle,
size: 23,5x30mm,
weight: 7,71g,
date:??? A.D.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
Q-001
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Byzantine Lead Seal, IVSTINIANVS-I, (527-565 A.D.), Pb Imperial Seal (Zacos–Veglery 3a, BZS.1958.106.563), #02,65 viewsByzantine Lead Seal, IVSTINIANVS-I, (527-565 A.D.), Pb Imperial Seal (Zacos–Veglery 3a, BZS.1958.106.563), #02,
avers: - D N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVG - (Dominus noster Iustinianus perpetuus augustus (Our lord Justinian, eternal augustus)), Nimbate, beardless bust of Justinian I, facing forward, wearing both a helmet with diadem, trefoil ornament, and pendilia, and a chlamys. A circular inscription beginning at left. Border of dots.
revers:- Winged Victory advancing, wearing a long chiton and holding a victory wreath in each hand. A small byzatian cross visible at left and right. No epigraphy. Border of dots.
diameter: 19-22 mm,
weight: 6,48 g,
mint:
date:
ref:Zacos–Veglery 3a, BZS.1958.106.563
Q-002
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B_008_Maurice-Tiberius_(582-602_A_D_),_AE-Follis_D-N-mAVRIC-TIbER-P-P-AVG_M_ANNO_II_CON_Gamma_SB-0494-p-118_Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_30-31mm_11,23g-s.jpg
B 008 Maurice-Tiberius (582-602 A.D.), SB 0494, Γ/CON, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis, Year II,65 viewsB 008 Maurice-Tiberius (582-602 A.D.), SB 0494, Γ/CON, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis, Year II,
avers: DN mAVRIC TIbER PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield
revers: Large M, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, regnal year II to right, officina letter Γ below; mintmark CON, Constantinopolis,
exergo: Γ//CON, diameter: 30-31mm, weight:11,23g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 587 A.D., ref: SB-0494,
Q-001
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B 038 Constantine-VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!65 viewsB 038 Constantine-VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!
avers: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
revers: + / CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exe: , diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 6,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1761,
Q-002
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CALIGULA, Nero and Drusus Caesars, Dupondius 40-41 A.D.65 viewsObv:
NERO ET DRVSVS CAESAR
Nero and Drusus on horseback, galloping r.
Rev:
C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P S C
RIC 49 Sear 1828
30mm 15.0g
1 commentsTRPOT
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 33, Sestertius from AD 37-38 (three sisters)65 viewsĆ Sestertius (28.6g, Ř 34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38
Obv.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laurate head left
Rev.: AGRIPPINA - DRVSILLA - IVLIA (left, above, and right) S C (ex.), Caligula's three sisters: Agrippina (Jr.), the eldest sister, as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopiae, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopiae; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
RIC 33 (R); BMCRE 36, 37; Cohen 4 (25 Fr.); Sear (Roman Coins & their Values) 1800
ex Macho & Chlapovic Auction 2 (april 2012)

1 commentsCharles S
Caracalla_AR-Ant_ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM_P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P_215_Roma-RIC-264c_Q-003_24mm_4_96g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 264c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol, #0365 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 264c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol, #03
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Sol standing, facing, raising hand and holding globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 4,96g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-264c, p-250,
Q-003
quadrans
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Caracalla, Augusta Trajana, Thrace, Asklepios, AE2965 viewsAE29, 15.9 g.
obv.: AVT KM AVP CЄVNP ANTΩNЄIN, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
rev.: AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Asklepios standing left, holding snake-entwined staff
GICV -
areich
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Pautalia Caracalla Caecina Largus 65 viewsCaracalla
AE 26 13.09g

Pautalia

Caecina Largus (198-9AD)

vierer

ob: AVT M AVPHΛIOC] | ANTΩNEINOC
laureate draped and cuirassed bust right

rev: HΓE KAIK]INA | ΛAPΓOY OVΛΠIAC
Ex: ΠAYTAΛI
[AC]
Asklepios, Hygeia and Telesphoros

Brown patina

Ruzicka 502 (rev. depicted tafel IV 201); Varbanov (E) II 4963 p. 422 ; Mionnet Supp. II -; BMC –; SNG Cop. -
rennrad12020
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Castulo, Spain, AE As - 2nd century BC65 viewsVirile head right, a hand before
Sphinx walking right. Iberian for KASTILO at exergue
15.9 gr
Ref : Sear GIC #15, Catalogue 38 and 39 CNH (CORPVS NVMMUM HISPANIAE, L. Villaronga)

looks like a can opener, which it is NOT
3 commentsPotator II
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Claudius II 'Gothicus' / Fortuna 65 views268-270 AD
AE Antoninianus (19mm, 2.21g)
O: Radiate and draped bust right; IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG.
R: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; FORTVNA RED.
RIC 40 / Sear 3203v
ex Jack H. Beymer
Enodia
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1841 Hard Times token. USS Constitution65 viewsMILLIONS FOR DEFENSE, NOT ONE CENT FOR TRIBUTE.1 commentsancientone
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Cn. Lentulus Clodianus. 88 BC.65 viewsCn. Lentulus Clodianus. 88 BC, silver denarius.
Obverse- Helmeted bust of Mars right, seen from behind.
Reverse- Victory in biga right, holding wreath.
Crawford 345/1; Sydenham 702; Cornelia 50.
18 mm, 3.79 g
Ex Wayne C. Phillips Collection.
1 commentsb70
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Aquilia Severa, Concordia65 views
IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG
Draped bust right

CONCORDIA
Concordia standing left, holding patera and two cornucopiae; star in left field

RIC 225 Rome (year 221) ; S 2158
Silver Denarius; 19mm; 3.4g
Prov. uncleaned prem. coin lot from FORVM
arizonarobin
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Faustina Senior, temple65 viewsO: DIVA - FAVSTINA
Draped bust right
R: AED DIV FAVSTINAE
Temple with six columns, Faustina within

RIC 343, S 4573, C1 (Rome year 150)
Ar Denarius; 18mm; 3.20g
1 commentsarizonarobin
Cologne-Pfennig_Adolf-von-Altena-(1193-1205AD)_mint-Koln-Archbishoporic_ADOLPES-ARCHEPC_SANCTA-COLONIA_Havernick-588_Q-001_0h_19-20mm_1,42g-s.jpg
German, Cologne, Adolf von Altena, (1193-1205 A.D.), Havernick 588, Köln under Archbishopric of Köln, AR-Pfennig, +SANCTA COLONIA, 65 viewsGerman, Cologne, Adolf von Altena, (1193-1205 A.D.), Havernick 588, Köln under Archbishopric of Köln, AR-Pfennig, +SANCTA COLONIA,
avers: +ADOLPES ARC HEPC, Mitred Archbishop entrhoned, facing slightly left, with book and crozier. (Ball over the book ???)
revers: +SANCTA COLONIA, Broad church building with 6 arcades and gate; on it a tower with cupola between 2 cross-topped flags.
diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 1,42g, axis:0h,
mint:Köln, mint mark: no, date: A.D., ref: Havernick 588,,
Q-001
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 186 AD65 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANT P - FELIX AVG BRIT (laureate head right)
rev: P M TR P XI - IMP [VII] - COS V P P (Commodus standing left on platform, raising hand and holding scepter, facing four soldiers to left), S C across fields, FID EXERCIT in ex.
ref: RIC III 468b, Cohen 136 (20frcs)
23.63gms, 30mm
Very rare
ex Numismatic LANZ

Historical background: Under Commodus reign Sextus Tigidius Perennis was the Pretorian Prefect who exercised the chief responsibilities of government in the Roman Empire. In 185 Perennis was implicated in a plot to overthrow the emperor by his political rival Marcus Aurelius Cleander, and Commodus gave them permission to execute him as well as his wife and sons. After this Commodus received the title of FELIX. This coin shows when the emperor proclaimed the executions to soldiers, and the FIDES EXERCITUS means the aggreement between the emperor and the legions.
berserker
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Commodus Vict Brit Sestertius-265 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; Sear 1652
29mm , 18.5 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Constantius II RIC VII Alexandria 80 var65 viewsAE 18 mm 2.7 grams
OBV :: CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horseman. Horseman is bare headed and reaching
EX :: ALEA (Alexandria)
RIC VII Alexandria 80 Var
unlisted in ric due to headress
RIC rated C2
from uncleaned lot 09/2006
Johnny
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Constans Gloria Exercitvs65 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

DN CONSTANS P F AVG, Our Lord and emperor Constans Pious and happy

DN: Dominus Nostre, Our Lord

CONSTANS: Constans

PF: PIUS FELIX, Pious and happy

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, 15 mm.

Mint: SMNA, Nicomedia, RIC VIII Nicomedia 12, rated scarce.
John S
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Constantine The Great- Posthumous Commemorative Quadriga65 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:
Constantine The Great with veiled bust right

DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG

DV: Divus, Divine (acclaimed a deity), Divus was applied to consecrated deceased rulers.
CONSTANTI-NVS: Constantine
PT: Pather, farther (is used with AVGG)
AVGG: Augustus, more than one emperor

Reverse:

Constantine The Great, veiled, in quadriga right, star above, the hand of God reaches down to him.

Domination: Bronze AE 4, size 15 mm

Mint: SMH= Heraclea, Officina??, RIC VIII Heraclea 13

Posthumous commemorative for Constantine the Great
John Schou
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(0306) CONSTANTINE I (THE GREAT)65 viewsCaesar 306-307 AD; Filius Augustorum 307-309 AD; Augustus 309-337 AD
AE 19 mm 3.25 g
OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG
LAUR HEAD R
REV: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG AROUND LAUREL WREATH, VOT DOT DOT XX WITHIN, IN 4 LINES
TSAVI IN EXE
THESSALONICA
2 commentslaney
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Commemorative Issue, 330 - 346 AD (Constantinople)65 viewsObv: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left, wearing an imperial cloak and holding a reversed spear.

Rev: No legend, Victory standing left, on the prow of a galley, holding a spear and a shield; SMTSЄ in exergue.

Billon Centenionalis, Thessalonica mint, 5th Officina, 336 - 337 AD

2.9 grams, 18 mm, 0°

RIC VII Thessalonica 188, S16470, VM 1
SPQR Coins
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Siscia, RIC VII 163, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΔSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, #2, R1!65 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 163, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΔSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, #2, R1!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7a, B1, Laureate head right.
rever:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V in wreath.
exergo: -/-//ΔSIS*, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320-321 AD., ref: RIC-VII-163-p444, R1!,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
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Constantinus I. follis65 viewsGLORIA EXERCITVS
SMANΓ
Antiochia mint
2 commentsTibsi
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #165 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2 (Centenionalis), 4.92g, 24mm
Antiochia, 10th officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., wearing necklace
rev. [F]EL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretches arm against him; shield of soldier decorated with wheel, forehead of horse reaches over baseline downwars.
(RIC type FH3 reaching)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
2 commentsJochen
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II65 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 350 - 355 AD
AE 25 mm 5.05 g
O: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, diad dr cuir bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who turns face soldier and extends l. arm; Gamma in left field.
ANAI in exe.
Antiochia ANA I = Antiochia 10th officina
RIC VIII, ANTIOCHIA 132, LRBC 2625
2 commentslaney
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Constans RIC VIII 19565 viewsObv: CONSTANS P F AVG
rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN
two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches,palm branch upright between
ASIS in ex.
16mm 1.5 gm
2 commentsOWL365
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274-275 AD - Severina Concordia65 viewsSEVERINA AVG - Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent
CONCORDIA AVGG - Emperor standing left, clasping hand of empress standing right, in exe sXXIR

Rome Mint; Ric-003
Nicely silvered, won the providentia award in the first Forum Cleaning Contest!

Ric-3 Cohen-2
jimwho523
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Gaston et Marie (1626-1627), Liard - 162865 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ GAST . ET . M . SOVV . D . DOMBAR, Monogramme de Gaston et Marie couronné entre 3 fleurs de lis
+ DNS . ADIVTOR [. NOSTER] 1628, Croix de l'ordre du Saint Esprit
0.83 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 167, Boudeau # 1079, Mantellier # 62
Potator II
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Domitian RIC 5865 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 58 (C), BMC 11, RSC 560
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, March 2016. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

Domitian's devotion to his patron deity Minerva can be detected quite early in his reign on the coinage. This reverse design struck in late 81 would later become one of the standard four Minerva types he would repeat over and over again on the denarius.

In fine early veristic style and beautifully toned with rainbow highlights.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-65665 viewsAR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
RIC 656 (R), BMC 147, RSC 246
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Solidus Numismatics, eBay, 17 June 2015.

Domitian did not take the consulship in 89, so this rare denarius is dated by TR P VIII between September 88 and September 89. The date can be further narrowed down by the 17th imperial acclamation. A military diploma dated 7 November, 88 records Domitian as IMP XVII, so this issue must have been struck briefly at the end of 88, perhaps just a month or so due to the rarity of the acclamation number on the denarii. Domitian's imperial acclamations were piling up fairly rapidly during this time period due to increased military activity along the Danube.

A solid denarius in fine style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Schjöth 1512, Hartill (QC) 5.190 Type A2, Hartill (CCC) 22.575, KM C 1-365 viewsDaoguang (1821-1850)

1 cash (cast brass), 1821-1823 [?], Board of Revenue mint (in Beijing), south branch, 24 mm.

Obv: Daoguang tongbao.

Rev: Boo chiowan.

Type A is comprised of coins which have a large Guang, with the bottom left-hand stroke at an angle of about 45° to the horizontal. Type A2 is comprised of coins in which the radical of tong is written as a continuous horizontal stroke at the bottom. The coins issued by the south branch of the mint have a square head, two dot tong.

Hartill (QC) rarity 11
Stkp
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17-01 - VITELIO (02/01/69 D.C. - 20/12/69 D.C.)65 viewsAR Denario 18.5 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "XV V[IR] SACR FACT" - Cuenco o palangana para vino o agua de purificación (Dimnos) apoyado sobre trípode, con delfín arriba nadando hacia la derecha y cuervo parado debajo viendo a derecha.

Acuńada Jul./Dic. 69 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #109 Pag.272 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2201 Pag.422 - BMCRE #39 - Cohen Vol.1 #111 Pag.365 - DVM #21 Pag.97 - CBN #77 - RSC Vol. II #111 Pag.36
1 commentsmdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)65 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Espańoles"

4 Reales de Plata Ley 896
34 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·4R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Espańas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuńada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#88 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diadumenian, denarius65 viewsOptimus
Didius.jpg
Didius Julianus Sestertius65 viewsDidius Iulianus Sestertius, 193 AD, Rome.
Obv: IMP CAES M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT / S - C, Concordia standing front, head left, holding legionary eagle and standard.
RIC IV, Part 1, 14 (R)
Rare
2 commentsTanit
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Diocletian, 284-305 AD. AR Argenteus, Thessalonica65 viewsObverse: DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG - Laureate bust of Diocletian Facing Right
Reverse: VIRTVS MILITVM - 3 Turreted Campgate With No Doors , .T.S.B. in ex.

Thessalonica mint, struck c. 302 AD.
Attribution: R.I.C. VI Thessalonica 15a , Rare.
Weight: 2.96 Gr , Max Diameter:  20 mm
Die Axis: 11 H , Ch gVF.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection./ NO. RI 3001
5 commentsSam
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Struck A.D.180 under Commodus. DIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS. Commemorative AR denarius of Rome.65 viewsObverse: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle facing left, head turned right, standing on bar.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 266
Featured on Wildwinds.
SCARCE

Marcus Aurelius died at his camp in Vindobona (Vienna) on March 17th, A.D.180 after a week's illness. He was succeeded by his 18 year old son, Commodus.
2 comments*Alex
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Vespasian by Titus65 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD
Sear 2569
Scarce

Tight flan 18mm
2.88g

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian

SOLD

3 commentsJay GT4
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Domitian Sestertius RIC 25565 viewsDOMITIAN. Ae sestertius. 85 A.D.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate bust of Domitian right.
Reverse: SC, Victory standing right inscribing ‘DE GER’ on shield, captive at her feet.
RIC 255; Cohen 469, Rare
34.01 mm. 22.58 grams.
Part of the 'Germania Capta' series which Domitian began issuing in 85 after the defeat of the Germanic tribe the Chatti.

1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Alexander Jannaeus (widows mite) 103-76 B.C.65 viewsObverse: Star with eight rays surrounded by diadem
Reverse: BASILEW ALEXANDROU, around anchor
1 commentsDk0311USMC
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Argolis, Argos, 440s, 430s-420s BC65 viewsTriobol. Forepart of wolf at bay to left, both legs extended forward and with head held level. Sigma O below neck.
Rev. A within shallow incuse square, containing square incuses on the upper part, pellet below cross bar. BMC 14, BCD 1030. Very rare.
CGPCGP
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PORTUGAL - Duarte I65 viewsPORTUGAL - Duarte I (1433-1438) Copper Real Preto. Obv.: Crown over E D, mintmark (small L) below (Lisboa).
Reverse: Portuguese arms. All coins of this king are scarce! Reference: Va.- DU16.
dpaul7
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CRUSADER - Duchy of Athens view #165 viewsDuchy of Athens, anonymous; made during reign of William I (1280-1287) or Guy II (1287-1308). Billon Denier.
Obv: Castle Tournois, "+DVX ATENES"
Rev.: Cross, "+THBANE CIVIS"
Thebes mint. Similar to Metcalfe 1040-1048, variety A4

This view is with no lighting effects. The condition is not the best!
Thanks (again!) to Manzikert for identification!
dpaul7
E203.jpg
caracalla65 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
VIRTVS AVGUSTOR
mint:Roma
206 AD
1 commentsfrederic
Eagle.jpg
Eagle65 viewsA limestone sculpture of an Eagle, (representing Jupiter) clutching a Snake in its beak (representing Death). Was found in September 2013 during building work in the Minories area of the City of London. It was made in what is now the Cotswolds area of England around 1900 years ago and would have sat in an alcove of a tomb, just outside the city boundary of Londinium. I was lucky to see this back in November 2013 as it is now no longer on display.3 commentsMasis
EDWARD VI.jpg
GREAT BRITAIN - EDWARD VI65 viewsEdward VI (1551-1553) Silver Shilling. Tun mintmark. 1 commentsdpaul7
Egypt.jpg
Egypt65 viewsKm412 - 5 Piastres - 1967
Km555.2 - 5 Piastres - 1984
Km731 - 5 Piastres - 1992
Km556 - 10 Piastres - 1984
Daniel F
ElaeaVerus.jpg
Aeolis, Elaea. Lucius Verus AE1665 viewsObv: LOVKIOC KAICAP, Bare-headed youthful bust r.
Rev: ELAI TWN, Kalathos with grain-ears and poppies.
1 commentsancientone
Elagcista.JPG
Elagabalus, AE 1765 viewsAVT K M AVP ANTWNINOC
Bust laureate, draped, right
MARKIANOPOLITWN
Snake emerging from cista mystica, right
BM 59, AMNG 917, Varbanov (Eng.) I, 1390
3 commentswhitetd49
Elymais tétradr.jpg
Elymais late Ist - early IInd C AD - Kamnaskires VI (?) - AE tetradrachm65 viewsNo legend. Diademed bust left, in field to right star, crescent and anchor
Small schematic bust left, traces of blundered Greek legend
3 commentsGinolerhino
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ENGLAND - Edward I65 viewsENGLAND - Edward I "Longshanks" (1272-1307) AR penny. Long cross, class 4a3, London mint. EDWARD ANGL' DNS HIB, crowned facing bust / CIVITAS LONDON, long cross with trefoils. North 1023. Seaby 1394dpaul7
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lr5. Constantius II. AE4, my first Roman!65 viewsConstantius II. AE4, mint mark off flan.
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust right.
Rev: VOT XX MVLT XXX in laurel wreath.
Ř 14-15 mm, 1.20 g

My first pretty nice roman out of an uncleaned lot! Nothing special of course, but it reminds me at my beginnings.
1 commentsPscipio
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Ilipense as (2)65 viewsObserve: (I)LIPENESE. Shadroe to the right. Crescent above.
Reverse: Grain ear.
Weight: 19,7 gr. Size: 30 mm.
FAB. 1204. LV. 4
Dated: 150-100 B.C.

Ilipense mint is in Álcala del Río near Sevilla.
1 commentsCorduba
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Faustina 65 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA
Diademed and draped bust right

AVGVSTA SC
Ceres standing left holding corn ears and scepter

Rome 141 AD
9.02g

Sear 4645

SOLD!

VF Green patina. Reverse a bit rough.
3 commentsJay GT4
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0343 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AED DIV FAVSTINAE, Hexastyle temple,65 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0343 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AED DIV FAVSTINAE, Hexastyle temple,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAVSTINA, Diademed and draped bust right.
revers:- AED-DIV-FAVSTINAE, Front view of temple of six columns on five steps, fencing before. Within is a statue of Faustina. Varying ornaments on temple.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,95g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 150 A.D., ref: RIC-III-343 (Antoninus Pius)p- , RSC-191, BMCRE-306 (Pius),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
FaustJrMoush2529.jpg
146-175/6 AD - Faustina Jr. - Moushmov 2529 - Concordia Reverse65 viewsEmpress: Faustina Jr. (r. 146-175/6 AD)
Date: 146-175/6 AD
Condition: aFine
Size: AE22

Obverse: ΦAΥCTEINA CEBACTN
Faustina Augusta
Bust right

Reverse: AΔΡIANOΠ - OΛEITΩN
Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

Mint: Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Moushmov 2529
4.80g; 22.5mm; 210°
Pep
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Faustina Junior, RIC unlisted, Sestertius of AD 161 (Emperor's growing family)65 viewsĆ Sestertius (25.86g, Ř33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161.
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Fautina Junior facing right.
Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTA (around) S C (in field), Fecunditas standing left, holding a child in her arms, two more standing left and right of her raising their right hands.
Strack 1335 (1 coll.: Naples); RIC (Aurelius) unlisted (legend corresponds to RIC 1635 and the representation to RIC 1649); Cohen: (idem with nos. 96 and 136)
ex Aeternitas Coins & Antiquities (via VCoins)

This type refers to the growing family of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr. The three girls represent the three surviving children (of a total of 7 born) around end of 159 to early 160: Annia Galeria Aurelia Faustina (age 14), Lucilla (12) and Fadilla (1).

Additional information from Curtis Clay through the forum discussion group: "This type commemorating the birth of a third survivng daughter usually has the legend IVNONI LVCINAE, whereas the type FECVND AVGVSTAE commemorates the birth of the next daughter about a year or so later and shows Fecunditas/Faustina holding two children in her arms while two more stand at her feet.

Strack 1335 knew a sestertius like yours in only one specimen, in Naples, but unfortunately does not illustrate the coin.

The Naples collection was stolen in 1977. Your coin is of nice quality, and has an old-collection look, lightly cleaned on the reverse. I would not be at all surprised if it is the actual Naples coin! "
Charles S
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Germanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #6, Fibula #038,65 viewsGermanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #6, Fibula #038,
type: Germanic fibula. The basic type is called "bow with two plates" or "plate-bow" or, in German Blechfibeln.
This is the round head with five knobs type. Small blech fibula with five knobs on semi-circular head plate. Very similar to the Krefeld type. Serbia more likely Gepid, Bulgaria Gepid or more likely Ostrogoth.
The reverse shows rust traces from the iron spring.
size: 45x22mm,
weight: 8,44g,
date: c. A.D. 475-525, some into 7th century,
ref: ,
distribution: Gepid; Chernyakhov culture / Goths.
Q-004
quadrans
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Early Crossbow fibula65 viewsLikely an early Crossbow fubula type.
Engraved lines and dots

One of the Genceva 21 variations - Early Spring Crossbow Fibula.

Mid 3rd - mid 4th century AD

Pin missing



66 mm X 35 mm

16.14g
2 commentsJay GT4
Finland.jpg
Finland65 viewsKm44a - 1 Penni - 1977
Km45 - 5 Pennia - 1963
Km45a - 5 Pennia - 1980
Km46 - 10 Pennia - 1978
Km65 - 10 Pennia - 1993
Km38 - 10 Markkaa - 1953
Km40 - 50 Markkaa - 1953
Daniel Friedman
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Austria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Duchy of Steiermark, Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ck 2,65 viewsAustria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Duchy of Steiermark, Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ck 2,
avers:- Facing busts of bishop and duke side by side, above a wall. Above: star between small crosses, 3 balls between busts.
revers:- EBERHARDS EPS, Standing archbishop facing.
diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 0,80g, axis: 7h,
mint :Rann, mint mark: ,
date: A.D., ref: CNA Ck2. Probszt 23. Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
GALLIEN-5.jpg
Gallienus RIC V-1 227 65 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG
radiate bust right
Rev: LIBERAL AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding
tessera (abacus) and cornucopia.
18mm 2.2gm

OWL365
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 568, Siscia, Sole Reign, FIDEI PRAET, 65 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 568, Siscia, Sole Reign, FIDEI PRAET,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FIDEI-PRAET, Legionary eagle (standard) between two standards.
exergo: -
diameter: 19-20mm,
weight: 2,81g,
axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia,
date: 253-268 A.D.??
ref: RIC-V-I-568, p-181,
Q-001
quadrans
Germany1 - Empire.jpg
Germany – Empire (1871-1918)65 viewsKm1 - 1 Pfennig - 1887-A
Km2 - 2 Pfennig - 1875-G
Km3 - 5 Pfennig - 1875-C
Km12 - 10 Pfennig - 1891-A
Km17 - 1/2 Mark - 1906-A
Daniel F
Geta_b.jpg
Geta denarius65 viewsPONTIF TR P II COS II2 commentsTibsi
Gordianus-III_AG-Ant_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI_RIC-IV-III-95-p-25_RSC-404__Rome__241-243-AD_Q-001_6h__22-23mm_4,29g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 095, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right,65 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 095, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right,
avers: IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules, naked, standing right, right hand on hip, left hand on club on rock, lion-skin beside club.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,29g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-95, p-25, RSC-404,
Q-001
quadrans
Gotarzes I S33.4 counterfeit.jpg
Sinatrukes Sellwood 33.4 Cast Counterfeit65 viewsSinatrukes, c77-70BCE Drachm. 18mm, 1.85g.

Obverse: Long-bearded bust L, wearing tiara with stag devices and ear flaps.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne holding bow. BASILEWS/METALLOY/ARSAKOY/QEOPATROY NIKATOROS

Sellwood 33.4.

Billon? The very low weight, small size, the edges, the fuzziness, the blobs, all give this away as a cast. Its battered and chipped appearance, however, lead me to beieve this to be an ancient couterfeit, rather than a modern forgery.
Robert_Brenchley
HadrianRomaAetDenarius.jpg
Hadrian denarius65 viewsRomae Aeternae reverse inscription. Roma seated left on shield, holding Palladium and spear.
Bare headed obverse
Struck in AD 138, the last year of Hadrian's reign (Sear 3537)
2 commentsmarandnumiz
Hadrian_AR-Den_HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS_COS-III_RIC-II-172_C-328a_125-128-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_17-18mm_3,12g-s.jpg
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0172, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Concordia seated left on throne,65 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0172, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Concordia seated left on throne,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right.
revers:-COS-III, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & resting left arm on statuette of Spes on column at side of throne.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,12g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC II 172, C-328a,
Q-001
quadrans
Hadrian_Dupondius_Hilaritas.jpg
Hadrian Dupondius Hilaritas65 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Radiate head right

Rev.
HILARITAS P R
COS III (in ex.)
SC
Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm & cornucopia, small boy & girl at sides
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Hadrian Serapis Tetradrachm65 viewsHadrian, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria Egypt, Regnal year 19, 134 - 135 AD, 24mm, 12.6g, Köln 1150; Milne 1445, Emmett 889, Geissen 1150; cf. Dattari 1465,
OBV: AVT KAIC TRAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB, laureate head of Hadrian left
REV: L.ENN EAK·Δ, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, kalathos on head

SCARCE
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Hadrian Sestertius Felicitas Avg65 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Bare draped bust right

Rev.
FELICITAS AVG
SC
Hadrian,with scroll, clasping hands with Felicitas, with caduceus.

2 commentsancientdave
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Honorius (RIC IX Antioch 69e)65 viewsHonorius (384-423), Roman Emperor (393-395) and Western Roman emperor (395-423). Ć (13 mm, 1.98g), minted in Antioch 392-395. Obverse: DN HONORIVS PF AVG. Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor on horseback advancing left, ANT gamma in exergue. RIC IX Antioch 69e, S.

Ex. Gitbud & Naumann 2010
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire65 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire65 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
Hostilian_AR-Antoninianus_C-O-VAL-OSTIL-MES-C-QVINTVS-CAESAR_IV_VICTORIA-AVG_RIC-_C-_Rome_251-AD_Q-001_axis-0h_20-21,5mm_2,89g-s.jpg
082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Unlisted!!!, Antioch, VICTORIA AVG, Caesar, Rare!,65 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Unlisted!!!, Antioch, VICTORIA AVG, Caesar, Rare!,
avers:- C-O-VAL-OSTIL-MES-C-QVINTVS-CAESAR, IV below the bust, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory running right holding wreath and palm.
exe:
diameter: 20-21,5 mm,
weight: 2,89 g,
axis: 0 h,
mint: Antioch,
date: 251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III- Unlisted!!!, p148 , C- , Not in RIC this revers and "IV" under the bust, Very Rare!,
Q-001
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L Hostilius Saserna denarius65 viewsL Hostilius Saserna Denarius. 48 BC.
Obv: Head of gaulish male (maybe Vercingetorix) right, gaulish shield behind
Rev: Two warriors in biga, one driving and the other brandishing spear, L HOSTILIVS above, SASERN below. Crawford 448/2a; Syd 952.
areich
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Huszár 400, Unger 310, RĂ©thy I 35065 viewsHungary. Anonymous Vienna denar (possibly Ladislaus IV (László, in Hun.) (1272-1290), per Unger; or Béla IV (1235-1270), per Rádóczy and Nagy). AR denar, 13-14 mm.

Obv: Agnus Dei facing left with cross-banner.

Rev: Hebrew letter ט (tet) in floral wreath.

Huszár wrote that “t cannot be determined under which ruler th[is] w[as] minted” (Huszár 1977). However, Rádóczy and Nagy determined that coins bearing the Hebrew letter ט (tet) were issued by Teka, who was a kammergraf in 1232 under András II (András, in Hun.) (1205-1235) and 1235-1245 under Béla IV (1235-1270 (per Friedenberg; also per Pohl). They attributed it to Béla IV (per Friedenberg).

“[F]oreign influence spread to contemporary Hungarian coinage from the Vienna denars, a collective term applied to the coins issued by Austrian princes beginning with the end of the 12th century through various mints. Such coins appeared as commercial currency in large quantities all over Hungary in the course of the 13th century . . . [T]he types virtually vied vied with the fantastic animal shapes of contemporary sculpture . . . Of these motifs, that of the Agnus Dei enjoyed particular favour in contemporary Romanesque sculpture.” (Huszár (1963) at 12).

Huszár rarity rating R1.
Stkp
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Hyrcanus II (67, 63-40BC) Hendin 47865 viewsPrutah, 14x16mm, 2.44g.

Obverse: Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews in wreath.

Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae, ribbons, pomegranate between them.

Hendin 478

Most of these are overstruck on Jannaeus' star and anchor prutot, but this one shows no evidence of an overstrike.
Robert_Brenchley
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Griffin - Gallienus65 viewsObverse:- IMPGALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Griffin right
Exergue:- Delta
nogoodnicksleft
III_Istvan_U-82v_C1-131_H-117_Q-001_2h_10,3mm_0,24g-s.jpg
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0165 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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021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), U-163, AR-Obulus, #0165 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), U-163, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: Crowned head facing, between two swords, line border.
revers: Star between two lions standing with their back to each other, looking backwards, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,2 mm, weight: 0,31g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-163, CHN-1-300, Huszar-270,
Q-001
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Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D.65 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
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Otacilla Severa,wife of Philippus I AE29 Caesarea maritima mint65 viewsO:Otacilla Severa bust r.
R:eagle displayed head r. supporting wreath within bust of tyche to r
the letters S.P.Q.R around Tyce.
4 commentsMaritima
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Rare Indian gold 1/4 fanam, Southern India, 16th-17th centuries 3mm, ~ 0.1 g. Probably tiniest coin in the World!65 viewsRare Indian gold 1/4 fanam, Southern India, 16th-17th centuries
Size:
3mm, ~ 0.1 g. Probably tiniest coin in the World!
Notes: Rare coin, very-very tiny (measuring 2-4mm in diameter and weighing from 0.08 to 0.1 g or so). These are probably the tiniest gold coins ever minted for general circulation. Very rare, these come from a hoard of these, recently unearthed.


Antonio Protti
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Iovi Vltori Cldc65 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, front view, draped (and cuirassed?)
Reverse: IOVIV_L_TORI, SC exergue
Jupiter naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding victory on extended right hand and sceptre in left
BMC 240, RIC 560
Weight, 21.69g; die axis, 12h.
2 commentsmix_val
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BYZANTINE, Isaac II Angelus 1185-1195 Constantinople65 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2003
Laetvs
Istvan-III_U-81_C1-119_H-140_Q-002_h_mm_g-s.jpg
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #0165 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #01
avers:- Cross on line, ornament of lines, crosses and crescents above and below; border of dots.
revers:- A amongst five dots; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-081, CHN-1-119, Huszar-140,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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Iulia-Mamaea_AR-Den_IVLIA-MA-MAEA-AVG_VESTA_RIC_360,_RSC_81,_BMC_381_Q-001_7h_18,5-21mm_2,82ga-s.jpg
064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 360, Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, #165 views064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 360, Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, #1
avers: IVLIA-MA-MAEA-AVG, Diademed bust right, draped.
revers: VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-21mm, weight: 2,82g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 223 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-360, p-99, RSC-81, BMC-381
Q-001
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022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), U-213, AR-Denar, #0165 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), U-213, AR-Denar, #01
avers: +REX•BELA•QVARTVS, Agnus Dei in circle of dots advancing left with cross, border of dots.
revers: •VNGA•-RIA•, King enthroned facing, holding orb and sceptre, border of dots.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25,2mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-213_CNH-1-229_Huszar-294,
Q-001
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Achaemenid Empire, Persia, AR Siglos, 450-330 BCE65 viewsAR Siglos - 5.61g, 15.4 mm

Obverse: Bearded archer kneeling right holding a spear and bow
Reverse: Incuse punch

References: Sear/Seaby 4682, BMC 3 ff.

Added to collection: May 27, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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AE-Jeton, Radiate head right, Single sided, Howgego 30,65 viewsAE-Jeton, Radiate head right, Single sided, Howgego 30,
avers: Radiate head right, before the face "KOTI", belowe the neck another radiated head, looking like double stike..
revers: Single sided,
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,24g, axis: h,
mint: , date: A.D., ref: Howgego #30 ,
Q-001
"KOTI before laureate bust right (Antonine emperor?) Applied twice on one example
(countermark applied at Cotiaeum, where one was found).
W.H. Waddington, Voyage en Asie-Mineure au point de vue numismatique, 1853, p.21,
1= P.Waddington 5880; P.876 (countermark applied twice).
All the coin are worn flat. One of a group of countermarks bearing the name of a city
which were applied such 'blanks' "
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juba II65 viewsMauritanian Kingdom. Juba II

Obverse: REX IVBA, diademed head right
Reverse: Filleted cornucopiae and sceptre crossed
Mint :
Date : 25 B.C.-A.D. 23
Reference : Mazard 241; SNG Copenhagen 580
Grade : EF
Weight : 2.86g
Denom: Denarius
Metal : Silver
Acquired: 01/10/04
Bolayi
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KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 65 viewsObverse: REX IVBA, Diademed head of Juba right
Reverse: BACCILICCA KLEOP[ATPA], Star and crescent
Mint : Caesarea
Date : Struck circa 16-17 AD
Reference : MAA 85; SNG Copenhagen 590; Mazard 300
Grade : EF
Weight : 2.96 g
Denom : Denarius
Dealer : Baldwin's
Comments : Juba was married to the only surviving child of Cleopatra VII, Selene (goddess of the moon). This may be a reference to Juba's wife depicted on the reverse.
Bolayi
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Julia Domna, AE 23 Diassaria65 viewsAVGUS/TA IVLIA
Bust draped, right
MVNICI STOBEN
Josifovski describes this reverse as Nike standing facing, head right, holding torch with entwined snake and cornucopia, lotus flower on head; a very syncretic Nike-Demeter-Tyche-Ma-Isis. Unlisted die pair, the reverse is R99 of Josif. 250, the obverse is V33.
Cohen IV 271, BMCG 9, AMNG Gaebler 9
whitetd49
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Julia Domna, AE 22 Diassaria65 viewsIVLIA A/VGVSTA
Bust draped, right
MVNI STOB
Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm
Cohen IV 264-265, BMCG 7, SNG Cop 333, Lingren 1146
Josifovski 155, same dies (V12, R12), citing specimen in Petersburg 2950
whitetd49
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Justinian I follis65 viewsFollis, 527-532, Constantinople, 3rd officina, 31mm, 14.4g. vercingetorix
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North Korea65 viewsKm183 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km187 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km188 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km190 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km192 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km194 - 1/2 Chon - 2002
Km196 - 1 Chon - 2002
Km3 - 10 Chon - 1959
Daniel F
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Kroton, Bruttium65 views480-430 BC
AR Stater (20mm, 7.57g)
O: Tripod-lebes with lion's feet; heron standing right in left field, QPO to right, lemniscate serpents in ex.
R: Tripod-lebes incuse, with dentate border.
SNG ANS 312; SNG Cop 1764v
ex Tom Vossen
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm65 viewsObverse: Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left.
Reverse: Horse grazing right.
Optimus
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001 - Licinius II (Caesar 317-324 AD), AE 3 - RIC 162 var. unlisted65 viewsObv: LICINIVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS, wreath inscribed AVG on cippus decorated with garland, P - R in field.
Minted in Rome (RQ in exe), Officina 5, 318-319 AD.

RIC 162 var. with wreath instead of shield on rev is unlisted, but not previously unknown.
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Licinius I RIC VII Cyzicus 965 viewsAE 18 mm 3.5 grams. 317-320 3rd Officina Follis
OBV :: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG. laureate, draped, globe and/or sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing left chalmy across left shoulder, holding victory on glode, leaning on scepter. Wreath in left, gamma in right fields
EX :: SMK (Cyzicus)
RIC VII Cyzicus 9
RIC rated Scarce
Purchased 03/2008
1 commentsJohnny
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Licinius I RIC VII Antioch 3565 viewsAE 19 mm 3.4 grams 321-323 AD
OBV :: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI . Jupiter standing left, chalmy across left shoulder holding Victory on globe / leaning on eagle-tipped sceptre. Eagle with wreath left, captive right . X over II Mu in right field
EX :: SMANTB (Antioch)
RIC VII Antioch 35
RIC rated R2
from uncleaned lot 10/2006
modern blotchy patina
Johnny
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Anonymous lead seal, ca. 2.-3. Century A.D. Lion65 viewsAnonymous lead seal, ca. 2.-3. Century A.D. 18-22mm, 10.94g. Obv: lion walking left on ground line, the lion has his front paw placed upon an object, probably a bucranium, crescent and star (?) above. Ex Rutten & Wieland.
2 commentsPodiceps
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus, Denarius65 viewsLucius Verus 161-169 A.D.

Obv: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Rev: TRP IIII IMP II COS II
RIC 515
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Post-Gupta, Vardhanas of Thanesar and Kanauj: Harshavardhana (606-647 CE) AR Drachm (MACW-4933)65 viewsObv: Head of king left, wearing a simple crescent-topped crown, hint of legend at left? Perhpas sa for samvat?
Reverse Fan-tailed peacock facing, Brahmi legend around: vijitavanir avanapati sri siladitya
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Magnentius Centenionalis65 viewsMagnentius AE Centenionalis
Obv: DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG / A behind bust
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, barbarian in front of horse,bare-headed.
Emperor doesn't have shield.
Mintmark RQ

D: 22 mm
RIC VIII Rome 209 ( 351-352)

Scarce
Tanit
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Crawford 544/29, Marc Antony, for Legio XIV, Denarius, 32-31 BC.65 viewsMarc Antony, for Legio XIV (Gemina Martia Victrix), Patras mint (?), 32-31 BC.,
Denarius (16-17 mm / 3,63 g),
Obv.: above: [AN]T AVG , below: [III VI]R R P C , under oar right, filleted scepter or mast with fluttering banners on prow.
Rev.: LEG - XIV , Aquila (legionary eagle) between two military standards.
Crawf. 544/29 ; Bab. (Antonia) 123 ; BMC 208 ; Sear 369 ; Syd. 1234 .

Die Legio XIV wurde 41 v. Chr. von Augustus aufgestellt. Sie war seit 9 n. Chr. in Moguntiacum (Mainz) stationiert und kämpfte später unter Claudius in Britannien, wo sie 60 oder 61 n. Chr. half, Boudicca niederzuwerfen. Später war die Legion u. a. in Vindobona (Wien) und Carnuntum stationiert. Sie war an den Usurpationen des Saturninus und Regalianus beteiligt.

Legio XIV Gemina Martia Victrix was a legion of the Roman Empire, levied by Octavian after 41 BC. The cognomen Gemina (twin in Latin) suggests that the legion resulted from fusion of two previous ones, one of them possibly being the Fourteenth legion that fought in the Battle of Alesia. Martia Victrix (martial victory) were cognomens added by Nero following the victory over Boudica. The emblem of the legion was the Capricorn, as with many of the legions levied by Augustus.
Invasion of Britain
Stationed in Moguntiacum, Germania Superior, since AD 9, XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix was one of four legions used by Aulus Plautius and Claudius in the Roman invasion of Britain in 43, and took part in the defeat of Boudicca in 60 or 61. In 68 it was stationed in Gallia Narbonensis.
Rebellion on the Rhine
In 89 the governor of Germania Superior, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, rebelled against Domitian, with the support of the XIVth and of the XXI Rapax, but the revolt was suppressed.
Pannonian defense
When the XXIst legion was lost, in 92, XIIII Gemina was sent in Pannonia to substitute it, camping in Vindobona (Vienna). After a war with the Sarmatians and Trajan's Dacian Wars (101-106), the legion was moved to Carnuntum, where it stayed for three centuries. Some subunits of Fourteenth fought in the wars against the Mauri, under Antoninus Pius, and the legion participated to the Parthian campaign of Emperor Lucius Verus. During his war against the Marcomanni, Emperor Marcus Aurelius based his headquarters in Carnuntum.
In support of Septimius Severus
In 193, after the death of Pertinax, the commander of the Fourteenth, Septimius Severus, was acclaimed emperor by the Pannonian legions, and above all by his own. XIIII Gemina fought for its emperor in his march to Rome to attack usurper Didius Julianus (193), contributed to the defeat of the usurper Pescennius Niger (194), and probably fought in the Parthian campaign that ended with the sack of the capital of the empire, Ctesiphon (198).
In support of imperial candidates
In the turmoil following the defeat of Valerian, tXIIII Gemina supported usurper Regalianus against Emperor Gallienus (260), then Gallienus against Postumus of the Gallic empire (earning the title VI Pia VI Fidelis — "six times faithful, six times loyal"), and, after Gallienus death, Gallic Emperor Victorinus (269-271).
5th century
At the beginning of the 5th century, XIIII Gemina still stayed at Carnuntum. It probably dissolved with the collapse of the Danube frontier in 430s. The Notitia Dignitatum lists a Quartodecimani comitatensis unit under the Magister Militum per Thracias; it is possible that this unit is XIV Gemina.

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Marcianus_AE-4_DN-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG_Monogram-type-2_S-below-Cross-above_CON_RIC-X-545_450-457-AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #265 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #2
avers:- D-N-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. (M3/D3)
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above. Monogram type-2.
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC X 545, p-282.
Q-002
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Mathias-II__(1608-1619AD)_AR-Den_MAT_II_D_G_HV_BO_REX_1613_PATRONA-Shield-HVNGARI_K-B_U-869_C3-240_H-1140_1613_Q-001_1h_14,5-15mm_0,37g-s.jpg
046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,65 views046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,
avers:-
revers:-
diameter: 14,5-15mm, weight: 0,37g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark:
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
Q-001
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Maximinus I Thrax - RIC 77a65 viewsDenarius, Rome, 235-6 AD, 2.99g. Obv: without GERM, second portrait. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providence standing left holding cornucopia & wand pointed at globe at foot. BMC-86, RSC-77a, RIC-13, RCV-83153 commentsBud Stewart
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Ionia, Miletos. Gallienus AE21. Diogenous Dionysiou65 viewsObv: AVT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHN, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: EΠI AP ΔIOΓE MIΛHCIΩN. Cult statue of Artemis facing, holding patera in right hand and bow with left.
Magistrate: Diogenous Dionysiou.
BMC 167.

PRO: IONIA
PO : MILETUS
PZ : Between 260 and 268
BNG: DIOGE
BTG: AR
Obverse
VSG: AYT K PO LI GALLIHN
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / GALLIENUS
VA : WREATH LAUREL / CLOTHES
Reverse
RSG: EPI AR DIOGE MILHSIWN
RT : WOMAN STANDING HFR(1) / ARTEMIS(1)
RA : PATERA(1) / POLOS / VEIL / BOW(1)
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 21.59(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 14 S202,167(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT K PO LI GALLIHN RS: EPI AR DIOGE MILHSIWN
ancientone
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius AE465 viewsobv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: VICTORIA AVGGG. Victory advancing left
Struck 383-395 A.D. at unknown mint
Van Meter 42
Jericho
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Pompeii Mosaics65 viewsFloor mosaics in the house of a Patrician family. Extensively restored they actually allow you to walk on it!Titus Pullo
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Mysia, Parion, (c. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop-257-266var, ΠΑΡΙ, Bull standing left looking back,65 viewsMysia, Parion, (c. 350-300 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop-257-266var, ΠΑΡΙ, Bull standing left looking back,
avers:-No legend, Gorgon head facing.
revers:- Π Α above a bull standing left looking back, Ρ Ι between bull's legs, under "Bukranion".
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Mysia, Parion, date: c. 350-300 B.C.,
ref: SNG von Aulock-7423, SNG Paris-1380, SNG Cop-257-266var, BMC-95.19.,
Q-001
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Quasi-Autonomous Issue, Pergamon65 viewsObv: ΘЄON CYNKΛHTON, laureate, draped bust of the Roman Senate facing right.

Rev: ΘЄAN PΩ MHN, turreted, draped bust of Roma facing right, lituus before her.

An autonomous issue that does not bear the name of the issuing city, however a large hoard of these coins were unearthed in Turkey near the city of Pergamon.

Ć 17, Pergamon mint, 1st Century AD

4 grams, 17 mm, 0°

GIC 4910
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Nero - RIC-6065 viewsNero. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.38 gm). Struck 65/6 AD Rome Mint. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / SALVS, Salus seated left on throne, holding patera. RIC I 60; BMCRE 90; WCN 59; RSC 3146 commentsBud Stewart
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NERO Drachm, RIC 621, Claudius65 viewsOBV: NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERM, laureate head of Nero right
REV: DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG, Claudius' laureate head right
17mm, 3.6g

Minted at Caesarea
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2015) 8.10.32.02 (plate coin)65 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 26, 12.68g, 26.29mm, 100°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
head, laureate, r.
rev. HG - EMO KAIKI CERBEILIA.NEIKOPO PROC ICT
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding rudder(?) in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235, pl. XVII, 31
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.10.32.2 (plate coin)
d) not in RPC online
rare, about VF

The object in the r. hand of the river-god appears as a thin stick but should be a rudder; anyway it is no reed as Santini has suggested (Pick).
The big bronzes from Commodus are from bad style. They all seem to come from the same die-cutter, perhaps his first ones (Pick).
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Greek, Caulonia Stater, Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" 6g (this coin) = Noe "The south Italian hoard" 30 (this coin), illustration plate XVII 65 viewsSpread incuse Stater c. 525-500
32mm 7.50g.
Obv. KAVL Naked Apollo advancing r., holding branch in uplifted r. hand and small figure carrying branches on outstretched l. arm. In field r., stag standing r. on tablet, looking back.
Rev. The same type incuse.
Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" ANS NS 9 (New-York, 1958) group A, 6g (this coin) plate XVII
SNG ANS 143 (these dies). Historia Numorum Italy 2035.
ex-"South Italian Hoard" IGCH 1888 (Taranto, 1929)
ex NAC 33 (2006) lot 45
Brennos
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 410C, Rome, -/-//KAB, IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing left,65 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 410C, Rome, -/-//KAB, IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI-VI-CTORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; eagle to left.
exerg: -/-//KAB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 7th officinae, date: 283-284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 410C, p-195,
Q-001
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,65 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PIETA-S-AVG-G, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
exerg: -/-//KAΔ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 7th officinae, date: 283-284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 416, p-196,
Q-001
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Numidia65 viewsNumidia, Kings of. Micipsa. Circa 148-118 BC. Ć 23mm (9.10 gm). Laureate, bearded head left / Prancing horse left.Tanit
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ORBIANA. Wife of Severus Alexander.65 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.

Triton VIII, Lot: 1056 . From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 100, 20 November 2000), lot 199; George Bauer Collection (Glendining, 23 January 1963), lot 1378; M. L. Vierordt Collection (J. Schulman, 5 March 1923), lot 2068 ; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907).
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AUSTRIA -- Ottokar II as King65 viewsAUSTRIA -- Ottokar II as King (1261-1276) AR Pfennig. Vienna mint. Obv.: Crowned lion right, looking backward. Rev.: Eagle over vine. Luschin #69a. dpaul7
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Ouazebas65 viewsObverse: Bust rt. Garment draped on shoulders, v-neck collar, wearing a head cloth. Bust is flanked by 3 wheat stalks, cross above. Greek inscription not legible typically +OYAZEBACBACI/\EYC (King Ouazebas) though often incomplete or incorrect.

Reverse: Similar smaller bust to Obv. Enclosed in a circle. Area inside circle gilt. Cross at top and Greek legend outside the circle. +TOYTOAP[CHTHXWPA (May this please the country/people). Numerous variants of lettering, sometimes written upside down or backwards.

Mint :
Date : AD. 4th C
Reference : M-H 54, V29
Grade : F
Weight : 2.0g
Metal : Copper
Comments : AE 17mm, Die Axis 0
Bolayi
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TRAJAN DECIUS 248-251 A.D. Caesarea Maritima mint AE 2865 viewsTRAJAN DECIUS Ros-126
Obv:bust r, laur and cuirass
IMPCMESQTRADECIUSAVG
Rev:emperor wearing paludentum flies out behind himriding r. on prancing horrse carrying spear in r,below small figure of enemmmy crouching.
COLPRFAVGFCCAESMETROPSP
Maritima
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URBS ROMA (ARLES)65 views330 - 340 AD
AE 17 mm 2.45 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ROMA L
R: SHE-WOLF SUCKLING TWINS ROMULUS & REMUS STAR-WREATH-STAR ABOVE
PCONS IN EXE
ARLES
RIC 373 (R4)
(ex G.Clark)
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AEQVITAS AVG65 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
3 commentstibsi67
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SAECVLARES AVGG I65 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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Macedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS 947, AE-18, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Π, Youth on horseback right,65 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS 947, AE-18, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Π, Youth on horseback right,
avers: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia. Small "A" behind the head of Apollo.
revers: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Youth on horseback right, Π below.
exe: -/-//Π, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 6,37g, axis: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philipp II., date: ca. 359-336 B.C., ref: SNG ANS-947,
Q-001
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PHILIP I AR Antoninianus R:P M TR P III COS P P, RIC-365 viewsPhilip I, 244 - 249 AD. AR Antononianus
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: P M TR P III COS P P, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia
3.05 gm 22 mm Ref: Sear III 8944, RIC 3, C124 _7200
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP I- ROMAE AETERNAE65 viewsAttribution-PHILIP I AR ANTONINIANUS,244-247,ROME-RIC IV, part III, 44b
Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG-Radiate,cuirassed,draped bust right,seen from behind
Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE-Roma seated left on shield,Victory in right hand,scepter in left
Size 23mm
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)65 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ, Radiate and cuirassed bust left seen from the front.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing right, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines below.
Antioch Mint, Stuck Year 3 246/247 A.D.
11.7g
26mm
Prieur 359

Scarce

Thanks to Potator II for the info:
Prieur # 359 than 360, 360 having the eagle with wings spread, while yours has its left wing (left to us, right eagle's wing) behind leg, which is even better, Prieur giving 7 examples of #360 and only 1 of #359
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Phoenicia Byblos Dishekel65 viewsPhoenicia, Byblos AR Dishekel or Stater. King Azbaal (also known as Uzzibaal). ca 350-333 BC. War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above murex / Lion attacking bull to left, Phoenician legend above. BMC 4, Betlyon 14. Grade: EF. Weight: 13.19 Gr. Dimension: 25 mm.3 commentsmattpat
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander Pax65 viewsSeverus Alexander, 223 A.D., Rome.
OBV: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
REV: P M TR P II COS P P, Pax standing left with olive branch and scepter.
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Phraates, AE Drachm65 viewsPhraates, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with two dotted crescents on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Crescents

van't Haaff 14.5.1-2
de Morgan 36
BMC 28 279 64
Howard Cole
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Phraates, AE Drachm65 viewsPhraates, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with two dotted crescents on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Crescent dashes

Weight: 3.1 grams
Die axis 12 o'clock

van't Haaff 14.5.1-1
de Morgan 36
BMC 28 279 64
Howard Cole
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Poppaea, Nero and Poppaea, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt65 viewsBillon tetradrachm, RPC I 5282, Geissen 168, Kampmann 14.85, Milne 223, SRCV I 2002, F, centered, toned, flat strike, Alexandria mint, weight 12.875g, maximum diameter 25.4mm, die axis 0o, 64 - 65 A.D.; obverse NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiate head right; reverse ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, date L IA right (year 11)
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. Nero divorced his first wife Octavia to marry her in 62 A.D. Three years later, in a fit of anger, Nero kicked her in the abdomen. Pregnant, she died from her injuries. Others speculate that she simply died while giving birth.
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Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC V/2 30965 viewsAnt, 18x20mm, 3.98g.

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

Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing R with sceptre & thunderbolt.

Trier, Issue 5, Officina B.

RIC V/2 309, Common.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 821, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIV, Trophy between two captives.65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 821, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIV, Trophy between two captives.
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right. (F),
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Trophy between two captives. Both captives looking left The left captive's hands tied and held behind the back, the right captive's hands tied and held in the lap.
exerg: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 20,5-23mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia,7th. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 821, p-, Alf-101, No-14,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 191, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 191, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right with spear. (F )
revers:- ROMAE-AETERNAE, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R-Δ, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,51g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, 2nd emission, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 191var, p-38,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 197 var, Not in RIC this officina, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 197 var, Not in RIC this officina, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right with spear. (F)
revers:- ROMAE-AETERNAE, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R*Z, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 3rd emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 197 var, Not in RIC this officina, p-38,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 747, Siscia, SALVS AVG, Bust-F, -/VII//XXI, Salus standing right, 65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 747, Siscia, SALVS AVG, Bust-F, -/VII//XXI, Salus standing right,
avers:-IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F).
revers:- SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent rising from altar.
exerg: -/VII//XXI, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,60g, axes: 7h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 747, p-97, Alf: 65, No-53,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,
avers:- IMP-PRO_BVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (6,G)
revers:- VICTO_RIA_AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergo: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 18-21mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 214, p-40, C-741,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,65 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left., holding spear and shield. (9,G)
revers:- MART-I-PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Mintmark: In left field I. EQV"I"TI
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 4,68g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 9th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-509, p-71, C-358, "C",
Q-003
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Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Synkletos / Dionysos, AE1965 views19mm, 4.86g
time of Commodus, 178-192 AD
obv: IEPA CVNKΛHTOC; draped bust of Synkletos (Senate) right
rev: IOVΛIEΩN ΓOPΔHNΩN; Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos in left, kantharos in right hand, panther at feet left

SNG von Aulock 2980; SNG Leypold 942 var (without panther)

ex Gert Boersema
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132 - Probus - RIC 351 Bust type G (Ticinum) (TXXT)65 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (TXXT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 351 Bust type G
maridvnvm
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Philip Arab65 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG
Philip I+II seated left on platform, soldiers, Liberalitas, citizen
RIC 183 (without SC) 8,69g 24,5mm Dupondius

Information from Curtis Clay:

Vaillant (1674) reports both a sestertius and a middle bronze of this type, LIBERALITAS AVGG S C, the sestertius in a private collection, the As allegedly in the French royal collection.

However, there seems to have been no such middle bronze in the Paris collection by Cohen's day. Cohen 84-5 reports the sestertius from Vaillant, and an As not from Paris, but from the stock of the coin dealer Rollin.

The same As reported by Cohen 85 was also described in Rollin & Feuardent's stock catalogue of the 1880s, no. 5365. It was in Fine condition, which probably means VF by today's standards, so it should provide a reliable description of the type and legend.

AVGG in the legend is odd. One would expect AVGG II, assuming identity with the emperors' known second largesse of 245 AD.

II could be lacking on the dupondius offerred to you, but the condition is not good enough to make the reading very certain!

There is of course no reason why a dupondius of the type should not exist. I have never seen any coin of the type, sestertius, As, or dupondius. Unfortunately I don't have any dupondii from the same obv. die but a different rev. type in my rather small collection of casts of Philip I's middle bronzes.

Anyway I see no reason to doubt the authenticity of the coin, and it is welcome as providing the first physical confirmation of the reverse type described by Vailllant and Rollin & Feuardent.

Thanks to Curtis Clay
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141 - Diocletian - Follis - RIC VI Trier 677a (corr. Cyzicus)65 viewsObv:– D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate bust right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
Rev:– PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch upward in right hand, vertical sceptre in left
Minted in Cyzicus (not Trier) ( S | F / KS //PTR)
Reference:– RIC VI Trier 677a (R) (see notes)
Notes:- This is perhaps one of the most unusual issues in the entire follis series. It is nearly always attributed to Trier (Treveri), but a comparison of portrait styles and an examination of follis hoards reveals that this issue was not struck in Trier but in Cyzicus. Two officinae struck this issue, and the KS in the field between the two figures is actually the mintmark, not the PTR. A look at the coins of Cyzicus (RIC 22-23) shows that the same two officinae struck this issue without the PTR also. The Senior Augustus issues of Diocletian and Maximianus were struck at every mint currently in operation. Apparently, the first coins of this type were prepared at Trier and examples were sent to the various mints for the individual mints to copy. At Cyzicus, the die engravers copied everything, including the Trier mintmark and put their own mintmark in the field. Eventually someone soon realized the mistake and new dies were prepared with the mintmark in its proper location.

Nicely silvered with little / no visible wear.
maridvnvm
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Roman Empire, Maximinus I (235-238) AR Denarius (RIC-19)65 viewsObv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate draped bust facing right
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; Pax standing left holding olive-branch and scepter
3 commentsSpongeBob
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L. Roscius Fabatus, Crawford 412/165 viewsRoman Republic, L. Roscius Fabatus, gens Roscia
AR - denarius serratus, 18.10mm, 3.8g
Rome, 59 BC*
obv. bust of Juno Sospita wearing goat-skin cap, r., behind modius
beneath L.ROSCI
bankers mark in r. field
rev. Virgin in long clothes stg. r., feeding snake, which erects before her in several
coils, behind cista
in ex. FABATI
Crawford 412/1 (symbols 23); Sydenham 915; Roscia 3; Albert 1329
scarce, toned VF, appealing silver
Pedigree:
ex Harlan J. Berk

* Dated 64 B.C. by Crawford and hence also by Roman Silver Coins , Volume I. The revised date is based on the outstanding analysis of the Messagne Horad by Alan Walker and Charles Hersh, ANS Museum Notes No. 29, New York, 1984, pp. 103-134

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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RPC-1970-Vespasian65 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.25g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1970 (9 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPATΩP KAICAP CЄBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Acquired from Tom Cederlind, October 2014.

Vespasian was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria Egypt on 1 July 69 and the legions in Antioch followed suit a week or so later. "At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck" according to Tacitus in 'The Histories' - and here is one of those coins. Struck between mid July and 30 September 69 this early tetradrachm was probably minted to help finance Vespasian's rise to the purple. These issues are found in hoards all over Judaea, indicating they were also used to pay the legions stationed there involved with crushing the ongoing Jewish revolt. This coin even now has some of the Judaean dirt still clinging to it.

Struck in good 'Antioch' style the coin is better in hand than my feeble attempt at photography would otherwise indicate.


2 commentsDavid Atherton
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RPC-2411-Vespasian65 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.79g
Alexandria mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 2411 (43 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., date LB before neck
Rev: EIPHNH; Eirene standing l., with corn-ears and caduceus
Acquired from MUSA, August 2014.

Alexandria was the first city to proclaim for Vespasian in July 69 and most likely was the first mint to strike coins for him. This coin is dated year 2. Alexandrian years began on 29 August, so it was minted between 29 August 69 and 28 August 70. Vespasian did not initially accept the title ΣEBA (Augustus) on the year one issue, but did so by year 2. The reverse type of Eirene was quite a common reverse and was a very appropriate type for the new emperor to strike during an ongoing civil war. The Alexandrian tetradrachm was worth the same as a denarius.

A really great example of the type in wonderful Alexandrian style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Sabina, Vesta65 viewsSABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
diademed and draped bust right

No legend - Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch
RIC 411, C 91, Rome Mint
2 commentsarizonarobin
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65 viewsIslands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.24 gm, 19mm). Asklepiades. Obv.: lion’s mask facing. Rev.: ΣΑ / [Α]ΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ[ΗΣ] Forepart of an ox to right, with a dotted truncation and an olive branch to right. Barron p. 214, 2 b (this coin). Ex:Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - fixed price list 169 (1957), lot 183 commentspaul1888
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Justinian I, AE Follis, sear 22065 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield with horseman motif, cross to right
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XXII (22) , sometimes on a star or crescent, officina letter below A , mintmark 9HU o over P
Mint: Antioch
Year 548/9 CE
Sear 220a
36mm, 18.59g
wileyc
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Sear 202265 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.4g , diameter 29mm. This is Hendy’s “Latin Type B”, large module, attributed to the years 1210-1220, overlapping the last years of Henry of Flanders (1205-1216) and the succeeding troubled period following the election of Peter II of Courteney. Abu Galyon
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Septimius Severus AR denarius, 202-210 AD, Rome65 viewsSeptimius Severus
AR denarius – 19mm
Rome, 202-210 AD
Head, laureate, r.
SEVERVS PIVS AVG
the Dea Caelestis riding r., on a lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre: below, waters gushing from rock
INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH
RIC 266
Ardatirion
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127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC-VI 025b, AE-1, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, -/*//KB, Genius standing left, #165 views127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC-VI 025b, AE-1, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, -/*//KB, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-FL-VAL-SEVERVS-P-F-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POPVLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exerg: -/*//KB, diameter: 28 mm, weight: 9,74g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 307A.D., ref: RIC VI 25b, p-582,
Q-001
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SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol 65 viewsSIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol (14mm - 2.80 gm). Chimaera left; SI below / Dove flying left; BCD 294; SNG Copenhagen 57; BMC 111. VF, toned, decent metal quality.

Ex Gitbud Naumann
Philoromaos
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Spain65 viewsKm786 - 5 Pesetas - 1957
Km807 - 5 Pesetas - 1975
Km817 - 5 Pesetas - 1980 (82 World Cup Soccer)
Km787 - 25 Pesetas - 1957
Km808 - 25 Pesetas - 1975
Km818 - 25 Pesetas - 1980 World Cup Soccer
Km809 - 50 Pesetas - 1975
Km829 - 200 Pesetas - 1986
Daniel Friedman
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Valentinian II Thessalonica REPARATIO REIPVB65 viewsRIC IX Thessalonica 37b C
ecoli
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56 BC Faustus Cornelius Sulla 65 viewsLaur. diad. and draped bust of Venus right, sceptre over shoulder SC behind

Three trophies between jub and lituus, monogram FAVSTVS in ex.

RRC 426/3
Sear 386

SOLD!

The three trophies were engraved on the signet ring of Pompey the Great symbolizing his victories on three continents. Faustus was the son of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and son-in-law of Pompey the Great.
1 commentsTitus Pullo
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Titus RIC 2365 viewsAR Denarius, 3.00g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC 23 (R3), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch

This is the second known specimen of an extremely rare portrait left Ceres type. The only other known specimen was in the Harry Sneh collection and was sold in the Gemini IX sale, 8 January, lot 333 (RIC plate coin). My coin shares an obverse die. It's not often that a second specimen of a unique Flavian type turns up, especially for Titus!

Nicely toned with good eye appeal despite the wear and a few scratches.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus RIC 4165 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 41 (R2), BMC p. 227 note, RSC 287a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch
Acquired from CGB, August 2012.

This is a rare portrait left of this IMP XV Ceres reverse type. It is foot noted in BMCRE and only one specimen is cited in RIC from Belgrade (not pictured in plates).

All the coins from this series are a bit rarer than other series minted by Titus, and those with left facing portraits are even scarcer! A good coin in decent metal and style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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The Telephos Frieze65 viewsTelephos was the mythic founder of Pergamon, one of the most beautiful cities of the Hellenistic age. Some scenes which describe Telephos' adventures, housed at the Pergamon Museum in the former East Berlin, were on exhibit at the Palazzo Ruspoli in 1996-7. Originally, 22 centuries ago, this beautiful sculpture was placed along the perimeter of the inner walls of the Zeus Altar at Pergamum. The Telephos Frieze was composed of a sequence of 52 panels. In the 19th century, German archaeologists were able to "save" only a portion of this magnificent work of ancient art.

To view 12 of these panels see: http://www.1stmuse.com/Pergamon/frieze.html
Cleisthenes
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Tetricus I. Antoninian tta2.65 viewsTetricus I. Antoninian, 6. Emission, struck 273-274 AD at Trier mint.
Obv: IMP TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: HILARITAS AVGG, Holaritas standing left, holding palm and cornucopiae.
Ř 19-23 mm, 2.72 g.
RIC 79, Zschucke 287

EF. I like the style of this portrait!
2 commentsPscipio
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 431-415 B.C.65 views Circa 431/415 BC
25,5mm / 17,16 grms ; die axis 9h
Obverse: "Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ / Owl, olive twig, and crescent moon.
S. #2526.
3 commentsmoneta romana
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Macedonia, Thessalonica, Julia Domna, AMNG 5265 viewsJulia Domna, AD 198-217, wife of Septimius Severus
AE 24
obv. IOVLIA - DOMNA CE
bust, draped, r.
rev. QECCA - LONI - KEWN
distyle aedicula with gabled roof within kabeiros stg. frontal, head l., wearing
short chiton and chlamys, hanging down before and behind him, holding
hammer in raised l. hand and in r. hand rhyton, which is shaped as four-footed
animal.
AMNG III, 52 (1 ex., London); not in Touratsoglou
very rare, VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

The rhyton with the four-footed animal is known as animal protomen rhyton. It could be eventually a pegasos rhyton as on Touratsoglou 326, VIB/3.
2 commentsJochen
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Tiberius denar65 viewsPONTIF MAXIM1 commentstibsi67
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Titus RIC 2265 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC 22 (C), BMC 7, RSC 270
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres, draped, seated l., holding corn-ear and poppy in extended r. hand and torch upright in l.
Acquired from York Coins, January 2005.

A reverse that is a continuation from Vespasian's coinage. I imagine it took the the die-engravers a few months to design new reverses for Titus.

A solid coin with a lovely portrait.
1 commentsVespasian70
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Titus AR Denarius65 views Titus, as Augustus. 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.
AR Denarius
Ob: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head of Titus, facing right.
Rv: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, diadem on a draped table; also described as throne with back in form of a diadem with corn ears.
Struck 80 A.D.
RIC 242, RSC 313, RCV 846, Sear/RCV 2514
Dark toned, dullish surface.
Scotvs Capitis
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE quadrans - struck 104-110 AD65 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC (laureate head right)
rev: METALLI VLPIANI (Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia)
ref: RIC II 709 (R2), Cohen 182 (30frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm
Very rare

Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the name of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Others theorize that these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function,much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. The exact denomination is unclear. Most appear to be quadrans in the 14-17mm range but some larger examples could be considered semisses.
berserker
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Trajanus sestertius Roma receiving victory from Trajan RIC 45165 viewsTrajan AE Sestertius. 103 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS P M, laureate bust right / TR P VII IMP IIII COS V P P, Roma seated right receiving Victory from the togate Emperor standing before her, S C in ex. RIC 451, Cohen 599mattpat
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Trajan AR Denarius, Mars advancing right RIC 33765 viewsTrajan Denarius. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars advancing right carrying spear & trophy. RIC 337, RSC 270.1 commentsmattpat
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Kingdom of Lydia Alyattes II EL Trite65 viewsKingdom of Lydia. Alyattes II EL Trite. 610-560 BC. Sardes mint, 4.67g, 13mm.
O: Confronted lion’s heads (only the right is visible); walwet (partially off flan) between.
R: Double incuse square punch. Weidauer 93.

The Kingdom of Lydia under the Mermnad dynasty may well have been the originator of coinage in the Mediterranean world. It possessed rich deposits of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver, which was the only metal used for coin production in its earliest stages. While most of these coins are anepigraphic, a small number of types bear either the the inscription walwet or kukalim in Lydian, the former thought to be the name of the Mermnad king known from Greek sources as Alyattes.

On trites such as this coin, the oversized die features two confronted lion's heads, with the inscription between them, although only the right or left lion is ever fully visible. It would seem the dies were initially produced for the striking of staters, although none survive.
Nemonater
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Turkey AH1327/6 1914 - 10 Kurus65 viewsOttoman Empire, Silver 10 Kurus.
Constantinople Mint.
.8300 Silver .3210 oz ASW
Mintage: 81,000

* Photos taken through coin flip. *
rexesq
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AE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #0165 viewsAE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #01
size:49x24,5x3,5mm
weight:9,81g
distribution: ???
date: ???
ref: ???
Q-001
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URBS ROMA65 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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USA - 1849 Large Cent65 viewsPart of a large, mixed world lot I bought on a whim

Mintage 4,178,500
maridvnvm
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USA - 1851 Large Cent65 viewsPart of a large, mixed world lot I bought on a whim

Mintage 9,889,707
maridvnvm
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Vespasian-RIC-139765 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

6 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V1426(5A)465 viewsAR Denarius, 2.78g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC V1426(5A)4, BMC -, RSC -, RPC -
Obv: IMPERATOR T CAESAR AVGVSTI F; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped femail bust, r., no mint mark
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This coin should have the EPHE mint mark on the lower left of the reverse, however it is clearly not there. This is the second coin from the series I have seen which has no mint mark. It has been added to the Flavian RIC II Addenda.

Better in hand than the photo suggests.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian-RIC-1542A65 viewsAR Denarius, 2.80g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1542A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: AVGVR above TRI POT below; priestly implements
Acquired from G&N, eBay, 22 November 2012.

The type copies a contemporary Rome issue, but is clearly not from that mint. The best fit style wise is Antioch, which also issued this reverse type. Until this specimen surfaced, this obverse legend combined with this reverse was completely unknown for Antioch. Both are extremely rare from this mint to begin with. The new RIC II authors Ian Carradice and Ted Buttrey agree the coin is Syrian in style and have tentatively assigned it to the upcoming addenda as 1542A, although Carradice hasn't completely ruled out the possibility it is a barbarous copy. Harry Sneh also agrees the best fit is Antioch, proposing that there may have been several mints operating in Syria and this may be the product of one of them.

It is quite possible there are other examples out there misattributed to Rome as yet unrecognised, as this example had been by the seller. It pays to know your mints!
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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VALENS-865 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm

Exe: *F/ASISC/M Siscia mint

Ref: RIX IX 15b type xvi 2.7g 18mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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Valentinian I RIC IX 5a65 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
emperor dragging captive by hair & holding labarum
dot Gamma SISC in ex.
20mm 2.5 gm
OWL365
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Vandals anonymous65 viewsObverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
Mint : Carthage
Date : 5th Century AD
Reference : Wroth, Coins of the Vandals, Victory type 21-31, Pl. III, 10
Grade : V
Weight : 0.99g
Metal : AE
Acquired: 16/06/06
Comments : Wroth notes that coins showing inscriptions represented by strokes or lozenges are probably indicative of barbarous imitations (possibly the Mauri tribe).
Bolayi
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Roman, VESPASIAN65 viewsAR denarius. Ephesus. 71 AD. 3,61 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P / Ceres? seated left,holding corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae.
CONCORDIA AVG. In exergue E PH (ligate) E.
RIC 329. C 67.
A breathtaking portrait from an eastern mint.
benito
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VESPASIAN65 viewsAR denarius. 69-70 AD. 3,22grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / Trophy; to right, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right . In exergue IVDAEA.
RIC 2. Hendin 1479. RSC 226
benito
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Vespasian Countermark on Marc Antony Legionary Denarius65 viewsMarcus Antonius (Marc Antony). AR Denarius. Struck 32-31 BC. Obv: [ANT AVG III VIR R P C], praetorian galley. Rev: IMPVES

IMPVESP was commonly found on denarii of the Republic according to Museum of Countermarks on Roman Coins. Although the undertype is very worn, the praetorian galley is clear on the Obverse, and the countermark is very clear (better than my photo makes it) on the reverse. A little something different for my Flavian collection.
2 commentsLucas H
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Rome, Lead Seal, #11,65 viewsRome, Lead Seal, #11,quadrans
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BCC g1665 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-4th cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Victory advancing left,
holding wreath and palm branch.
Transparent Red Carnelian
Gem size: 7x9 mm. 0.18gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from Caesarea Maritima",
Atiqot English Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #58 and #61.
(click on photo for higher resolution)
1 commentsv-drome
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Moesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-02-01, -/-//AN •I•, AE-Dupondius, #365 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-02-01, -/-//AN •I•, AE-Dupondius, #3
avers:- IMP-CAES-MANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSCO-L-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side.
exergo: -/-//AN •I•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 239-240 A.D., ref: Pick-073, PM-1-02-1,
Q-003
quadrans
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Moesia, Viminacium, 084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-26-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #0165 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-26-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-CAE-C-VIB-VOLVSIANO-AVG, laureate draped bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XIII .
exergo: -/-//AN XIII, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 251-252 A.D., ref: Pick-175, PM-5-26-5, Mus-
Q-001
quadrans
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Vitellius Denarius65 viewsLaureate head right, A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P / Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying right on top and raven standing right below, XV VIR SACR FAC. Rome mint, April - December 20, AD69. RIC I 109 (pg. 273).socalcoins
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Taras, Calabria65 views302-228 BC
AR 3/8 Obol (6mm, 0.16g)
O: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
R: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
Vlasto 1758; McGill II, 216; HN Italy 1077; Sear 361v
Scarce
ex Roma Numismatics
2 commentsEnodia
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria , Taras (c.380-340 B.C.), Silver Nomos65 views7.65g.
Obv:Naked ephebos, holding a small round shield and a lance, vaulting from a cantering horse left, ├ below horse.
Rev: TAPAΣ , Taras as an ephebos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a Corinthian helmet in his right hand and leaning on the back of the dolphin with his left, I and waves below (Fischer-Bossert 657 (V252/R509); Vlasto 437 (these dies); SNG ANS 929 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 169). An almost invisible metal-flaw on reverse, of charming style, attractively toned, about extremely fine.
1 commentsLeo
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Saladin, AE Dirham65 viewsEl-Melik el-Nasýr Yusuf bin Eyub (Saladin)
AE Dirham, Minted in Al-Jazira, 1184 AD

Obverse: ﻯﺯﺎﻏﻦﺑ ﻩﺎﺷﺮﺠﻨﺳﺮﻔﻈﻤﻟﺍﻚﻠﻤﻟﺍ (El-Melik el-Muzaffer Sencerţah bin Gazi), Bust facing quarter left:winged Nikes flying above

Reverse: ﻦﻴﻨﻣﺆﻤﻟﺍﺮﻴﻣﺍﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻦﻳﺪﻟﺮﺻﺎﻨﻟﺍ /ﺏﻮﻳﺍ ﻦﺑ ﻒﺳﻮﻳﺮﺻﺎﻨﻟﺍ ﻚﻠﻤﻟﺍ /ﺔﺋﺎﻤﺴﻤﺧﻭ ﻦﻴﻧﺎﻤﺛﻭ ﻊﺑﺭﺍ ﺔﻨﺳ ( El-Nasýr lidinillah emir'ül müminin / El-Melik el-Nasýr Yusuf bin Eyub / Sene 58x)

Steve Album, Checklist of Islamic coins A1882 (Scarce)

29mm , 13.4gm




Jerome Holderman
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a.ANONYMOUS AE Quarter-Litra 241-222 BC65 views
D/ Helmeted hd. of Diana r.
R/ Dog walking r.; in ex. ROMA

Syd. 22
Rugser
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Augusta Traiana Lucius Verus Tullius Maximus65 viewsAUGUSTA TRAIANA

AE 32 15.80g

Lucius Verus

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Obv: AV KAI Λ AVPH | ΛIOC OVHPOC
Laureate head right

Rev: HΓE TOVΛ MAΞIMOV AVΓOVCTHC
Ex: TPAIANHC
City-gate with three turrets with battlements

rough patina; decent detail on rx

Schönert-Geiss "Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis" #80 p. 65 depicted Tafel 5; Varbanov (E) II 919 p. 83 ( Lanz specimen depicted); BMC -; Mionnet -
Petrus Elmsley
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L. Flaminius Cilo65 views109-108 BC
AR Denarius (17mm, 3.91g)
O: Helmeted head of Roma right; X beneath chin, ROMA behind.
R: Victory in biga right; L FLAMINI below horses, CILO in ex.
Crawford 302-1; Sydenham 540; RSC Flaminia 1; BMC Italy 537
ex Jack H. Beymer
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64 viewsSCOTLAND, Communion Tokens. Dalziel. Robert Clason
Minister, circa 1786-1801
PB Token (20mm, 3.15 g)
Dated 1798
Dalzel/ R C/ 1798
Blank
Barzinski 1873; Brook -

Museum number in india ink on reverse: 5971730 (?)

Ex Lockdale's 83 (27 March 2011), lot 1112
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Julia Domna 64 viewsJulia Domna Denarius
20 mm 3.09 gm
O: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
Draped bust of Julia right.
R: VENVS GENETTRIX
Venus seated left, holding apple and scepter, before her, Cupid standing right, hand on her knee.
3 commentsKoffy
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0 - a - Vespasian Silver Tetradrachm - 14.8 Grams - Antioch, Syria.64 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Antioch, Syria.
Silver Tetradrachm of Emperor Vespasian ( 69 - 79 AD )

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of the Emperor facing right.
rev: Eagle, holding a laureate wreath in his beak, standing on club of Hercules facing left, palm branch to left in field.

Size: 28 - 29 mm
Weight: 14.8 Grams.
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Roman, Licinius I, Trier, AE Follis. 316 AD.64 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust
right
GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, turret on head,
loins draped with himation, holding patera & cornucopiae

T- F across fields.
Mintmark ATR.

Ref: RIC VII Trier 120
lorry66
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Vespasianus, Middle bronze64 viewsIMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, laureate head right
Eagle facing, head right, on a globe, SC in field
9.16 gr
Cohen # 482
Potator II
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Constitution - 12 deniers 1791 A64 viewsAtelier de Paris (A)
LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, buste drapé a gauche, A sous le buste
LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI rose 1791 . 3 . DELALIB . faisceau surmonté d'un bonnet phrygien entre deux branches de chęne
11.82 gr
Ref : Ciani # 2253
We now have a King being on the same level as his subjects and the Law. He his king of the french instead of being king of France
03-140
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MACEDONIA, NEAPOLIS, 424-350 BC64 viewsHemidrachm, 15mm, 1.7g

O. Gorgon's hd. facing, with tongue protruding.
R. Young female hd. r., laur. NEOP

GCV1416, SNG ANS 455-6, AMNG III 81-9
AZRobbo
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Trajan, Antoninianus64 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO TRAIANO Radiate head right, wearing light drapery on left shoulder
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing
3.12 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 85a, Cohen # 666, RCV # 9470
in qblay's catalog : TR16/A147
2 commentsPotator II
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Lucilla, Sestertius - *64 viewsRome mint, circa 164-166 AD
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right
VENVS, Venus standing left, holding an apple and raising drapery from left shoulder, SC in field
24.42 gr
Ref : Cohen # 77, RCV # 5507
Potator II
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GREEK, SICILY, SYRACUSE, Hieron II, 16 litras64 viewsDatación: 274-216 aC
Valor: 16 litras
Catálogo: Sear Greek Coins 988. BMC 550. Burnett 41. SNG Cop 824. SNG ANS 876. SNGuk 0300 1013
Conservación: BC+/MBC+
Metal: AG
Peso: 11,72 gr.
Diámetro: 25,70 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza velada y diademada de la reina Philistis (esposa de Hieron II) a izquierda.
Reverso: Cuadriga a derecha conducida por Nike sosteniendo riendas. Encima leyenda greiega BASILISSAS con media luna debajo. Debajo de los caballos espiga y en el campo a derecha KIS. En exergo leyenda griega FILISTIDOS
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus Sestertius64 viewsRIC III 1426 Rome
28.65 g, 30 mm x 33 mm
L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIA AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right
TR POT V IMP II COS II, Verus standing, head left, holding spear, two standards at each side, SC in exergue.
2 commentsMark Z
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), G-287, D-379, Egypt, Alexandria, AR-Tetradrachm, LΓ, Isis bust right,64 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), G-287, D-379, Egypt, Alexandria, AR-Tetradrachm, LΓ, Isis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LΓ, Isis bust right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 70-71 A.D., ref: Geissen-287, Dattari-379, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.29-p-69, RPC-2430, Milne- ,
Q-001
quadrans
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Diadumenian, Denarius - *64 viewsRome mint, AD 217-218
M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding a flower and her dress
3,23 gr, 21 mm
Ref : Cohen # 21, RIC # 117
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Didius Julianus AR Denarius64 viewsRIC IVa 3, RSC 15, BMC 7
2.81 g, 17 mm x 18 mm
IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG, laureate draped & cuirassed right
RECTOR ORBIS, Didius standing left, holding globe & roll
R3
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, AE-17, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC I, Eagle with open wings,64 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, AE-17, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC I, Eagle with open wings,
avers:- AVT-Λ-KAI-KOMOΔOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NEIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-I, Eagle with open wings, standing frontal on thunderbolt, head left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,13g, axes: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, p-32, PB-1247, HM-895,
Q-001
quadrans
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Gallienus, Antoninianus64 viewsRome mint
IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG, Griffin left. II at exergue
3.18 gr
Ref : Cohen # 77, RCV # 10180v, Göbl # 718z
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Saloninus, Middle bronze - *64 viewsRome mint, AD 258-260
LIC COR SAL VALERIANVS N CAES, draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Saloninus standing left holding globe and spear. A captive at his feet. S - C in field Mintmark ? at exergue
7.1 gr
Ref : RCV # 10778 v, Cohen # 90, RIC # 34
Potator II
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Probus, Antoninianus 64 viewsSiscia mint
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate ust of Probus left, wearing imperial mantle (bust type H)
SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga, XXIT at exergue
3.77 gr
Ref : Cohen #662, RCV # 12038 var, RIC 767

Superbe exemplaire avec patine dorée
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 018, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, P M TR P II COS P P, Providentia standing left, #164 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 018, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, P M TR P II COS P P, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP-CAES-M-ANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Providentia standing left with scepter and globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 238 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III-018, p-, RSC-1,
Q-001
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Trajan Denarius - Mars Advancing (RIC 331)64 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 116-117 AD
3.39g

Obv: Laureate heroic bust of Trajan (R) with Aegis on shoulder

Rev: Mars advancing (R) holding spear and trophy over shoulder

RIC II 331 RSC 190a
Kained but Able
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Crusader States, Normans of Sicily, William II, AD 1166-1189, AE Trifollaro, Spahr 117.64 viewsCrusader States, Sicily, William II, AD 1166-1189, AE Trifollaro (24-25 mm), 8,82 g.
Obv.: Facing head of lioness within circle of dots.
Re.: Palm tree with five branches and two bunches of dates, within circle of dots.
Biaggi 1231, Spahr 117 ; Grie 210 (Roger II); Thom 2480 .

William II of Sicily (1153-1189), called the Good, was king of Sicily and Naples from 1166 to 1189.
William was only thirteen years old at the death of his father William I, when he was placed under the regency of his mother, Margaret of Navarre.
Until the king came of age in 1171 the government was controlled first by the chancellor Stephen du Perche, cousin of Margaret (1166-1168), and then by Walter Ophamil, archbishop of Palermo, and Matthew of Ajello, the vice-chancellor.
William's character is very indistinct. Lacking in military enterprise, secluded and pleasure-loving, he seldom emerged from his palace life at Palermo. Yet his reign is marked by an ambitious foreign policy and a vigorous diplomacy. Champion of the papacy and in secret league with the Lombard cities he was able to defy the common enemy, Frederick I Barbarossa. In 1174 and 1175 he made treaties with Genoa and Venice and his marriage in February 1177 with Joan, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, marks his high position in European politics.
In July 1177, he sent a delegation of Archbishop Romuald of Salerno and Count Roger of Andria to sign the Treaty of Venice with the emperor. To secure the peace, he sanctioned the marriage of his aunt Constance, daughter of Roger II, with Frederick's son Henry, afterwards the emperor Henry VI, causing a general oath to be taken to her as his successor in case of his death without heirs. This step, fatal to the Norman kingdom, was possibly taken that William might devote himself to foreign conquests.
Unable to revive the African dominion, William directed his attack on Egypt, from which Saladin threatened the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. In July 1174, 50,000 men were landed before Alexandria, but Saladin's arrival forced the Sicilians to re-embark in disorder. A better prospect opened in the confusion in Byzantine affairs which followed the death of Manuel Comnenus (1180), and William took up the old design and feud against Constantinople. Durazzo was captured (June 11, 1185). Afterwards while the army marched upon Thessalonica, the fleet sailed towards the same target capturing on their way the Ionian islands of Corfu, Cephalonia,Ithaca and Zakynthos. In August Thessalonica surrendered to the joint attack of the Sicilian fleet and army.
The troops then marched upon the capital, but the troop of the emperor Isaac Angelus overthrew the invaders on the banks of the Strymon (September 7, 1185). Thessalonica was at once abandoned and in 1189 William made peace with Isaac, abandoning all the conquests. He was now planning to induce the crusading armies of the West to pass through his territories, and seemed about to play a leading part in the Third Crusade. His admiral Margarito, a naval genius equal to George of Antioch, with 60 vessels kept the eastern Mediterranean open for the Franks, and forced the all-victorious Saladin to retire from before Tripoli in the spring of 1188.
In November 1189 William died, leaving no children. Though Orderic Vitalis records a (presumably short-lived) son in 1181: Bohemond, Duke of Apulia. His title of "the Good" is due perhaps less to his character than to the cessation of internal troubles in his reign. The "Voyage" of Ibn Jubair, a traveller in Sicily in 1183-1185, shows William surrounded by Muslim women and eunuchs, speaking and reading Arabic and living like "a Moslem king."

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Greece, 100 Drachmai 1992, KM # 159.64 viewsGreece,
100 Drachmes, brass (29 mm / 10.00 g), 1992,
Obv.: EΛΛHNIKH ΔHMOKPATIA / 1992 - BEPΓINA / 100 / ΔPAXMEΣ , the Vergina sun or star of Vergina.
Rev.: MEΓAΣ AΛEΞANΔPOΣ / BAΣIΛEYΣ MAKEΔONΩN , diademed head of Alexander The Great with horn of Ammon right.
KM # 159.

The Vergina Sun or Star of Vergina is a symbol of a stylised star with sixteen rays. It was found in archaeological excavations in Vergina, in northern Greece, where it was discovered on a golden larnax found in 1977 in the tombs of the kings of the ancient kingdom of Macedon.
The significance of the Vergina Sun is unclear. Archaeologists do not agree whether the sun was a symbol of Macedon, an emblem of Philip's Argead dynasty, a religious symbol, or simply a decorative design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vergina_Star

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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet 3986, Alexandria, Eirene/Pax, L-Δ left at foot (year 4),64 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet 3986, Alexandria, Eirene/Pax, L-Δ left at foot (year 4),
avers: A-K-M-AVP-ΠPOBOC-CEB, Laureated, curiassed bust right.
revers: Eirene/Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre, L-Δ left at foot.
exerg: LΔ/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 6,06g, axes: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 278-279 A.D., LΔ Year 4., ref: Emmet-3986, Milne 4551, Geissen-3139, Dattari-5530, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.19-p-339,
Q-001
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NK (monogram of)64 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Julius Caesar & Augustus. Ć 21. Time of Tiberius. Obv: ΘEOΣ. Laureate head of Caesar right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛONIKEΩN, Δ (under bust). Bare head of Augustus right. Ref: BMC 58 v. Axis: 360°. Weight: 11.90 g. CM: Monogram of NK, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 625 (25 pcs). Likely the countermark refers to NEPO KAICAP. Collection Automan.Automan
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CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Cyzicus64 viewsAttribution: RIC 63 (RIC VII)

Mint: Cyzicus, SMKΓ

Date: 329-330 AD

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Bust left

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets, no doors, star above

Size: 19.66mm

Weight: 3.3 grams
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Male head right (laureate)64 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Caracalla. Ć 21 (1 1/2 Assaria). A.D. 216/217 (year 165). Obv: AVTOKPATΩ-ANTΩNEINOC. Laureate bust right, countermark before face. Rev: EIPH-NO(ΠO)ΛI(TW)N▪EΞP. Bearded head of Herakles right, club before. Ref: BMC 10 var.; Sear 2628 var. Axis: 180°. Weight: 6.78 g. Note: Nineteen pieces of this size depicting Caracalla noted by Ziegler (1993). CM: Laureate male head right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 105 (26 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Poland. Elbing. Swedish occupation under Sigismund III 1587 - 1632. Silver 1/24 thaler 1630.64 viewsPoland. Elbing. Swedish occupation under Sigismund III 1587 - 1632. Silver 1/24 thaler 1630. Crowned arms and titles / Orb with value in center divides date (16)3-0.

KM 11
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German states. Prussia. Friederich II 1740 - 1786. .3680 silver 1/24 Thaler 1783-A.64 viewsGerman states. Prussia. Friederich II 1740 - 1786. .3680 silver 1/24 Thaler 1783-A. Crowned R divides date / 24 EINEN THALER A above sprigs.

KM 15
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1795 AE Halfpenny Token. Portsmouth, Hampshire.64 viewsObverse: IOHN HOWARD F.R.S. PHILANTHROPIST •. Bust of John Howard facing left.
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦”
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 57b

The dies for this token were likely engraved by Thomas Wyon and it was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his mint in Birmingham.
The Fitzwilliam Museum regards Liverpool as an alternative possibility for the place of issue.
These 18th century tokens are often generically referred to as “Conder” tokens, the name originating from James Conder, a linen draper from Tavern Street in Ipswich. Conder was an ardent collector of tokens and the author of the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by that of Atkins in 1892.

John Howard was born in Lower Clapton, London the son of a wealthy upholsterer. After the death of his father in 1742, he received a sizeable inheritance. Since he was wealthy and had no true vocation, in 1748 Howard left England and began to travel. However, while in Hanover he was captured by French privateers and imprisoned. It was this experience that made him consider the conditions in which prisoners were held.
In 1758 Howard returned to England and settled in Cardington, Bedfordshire. As a landowner he was philanthropic and enlightened, ensuring that his estate housing was of good standard and that the poor houses under his management were well run.
In 1773 he became High Sheriff of Bedfordshire. On his appointment he began a tour of English prisons which led to two Acts of Parliament in 1774, making gaolers salaried officers and setting standards of cleanliness.
In April 1777, Howard's sister died leaving him Ł15,000 and her house. He used this inheritance and the revenue from the sale of her house to further his work on prisons. In 1778 he was examined by the House of Commons, who were this time inquiring into prison ships, or “hulks”. Two days after giving evidence, he was again travelling Europe, beginning in the Dutch Republic.
His final journey took him into Eastern Europe and Russia. Whilst at Kherson, in what is now Ukraine, Howard contracted typhus on a prison visit and died. He was buried on the shores of the Black Sea in a walled field at Dophinovka (Stepanovka), Ukraine. Despite requesting a quiet funeral without pomp and ceremony, the event was elaborate and attended by the Prince of Moldovia.
Howard became the first civilian to be honoured with a statue in St Paul's Cathedral, London. A statue was also erected in Bedford, and another one in Kherson. John Howard's bust can still be seen as a feature in the architecture of a number of Victorian prisons across the UK.
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German States. South Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm. Copper Grossus 1797.64 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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German States. BAvaria. Maximillian IV, Joseph as elector 1799 - 1805. .3330 silver 6-Kreuzer.64 viewsGerman States. BAvaria. Maximillian IV, Joseph as elector 1799 - 1805. .3330 silver 6-Kreuzer. MAX.IOS.H.L.B.C.&, head right / crowned arms divides value and date.

KM 310 var.
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Marcus Aurelius Dupondius64 viewsAE Dupondius , 171-172 AD
Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVI, Radiate head right.
Reverse: IMP VI COS III / SC, Victory half draped , standing right placing shield inscribed ,VIC/GER on palm trunk.
RIC 1031, Cohen 273
24mm , 8.1 gm.
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Sear 1954 264 viewsOrthodoxcoins
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Sear 1968 164 viewsOrthodoxcoins
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MODERN MILLED (up to 19th Century), France, First Republic, Copper 12 Deniers LAN II, 179364 viewsFrance. First Republic. Copper 12 Deniers LAN II 1793. REPUBLIQUE FRANCOISE LAN II / LIBERTE EGALITE, scales and laurel wreath

AA mintmark
KM 122a.1
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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm64 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.34 g, 1h). Ephesos mint. Struck 294-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; tripod to inner left, Greek Z in exergue. Thompson 170 var. (monogram); Müller –; CNG 75, lot 114 corr. = Gorny & Mosch 152, lot 1287 (same obv. die); Numismatica Genevensis SA VII, lot 165 = Gorny & Mosch 155, lot 59. Superb EF, toned.2 commentsLeo
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Roman Empire, Gordian III AR Antoninianus.64 views Rome, AD 241-243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing right with sceptre and thunderbolt. RIC 84,RSC 109.Ruslan K
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Constantius Gallus, Victory64 viewsAE3, 351-354 AD, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory Facing holding a wreath in each hand
?SIS in exergue
RIC 314
19mm , 2.1gm.
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #364 viewsAE 24, 198-217 AD
Obv:MAVREL ANTONIN, Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Nike standing right holding trophy.
24mm, 6.5gm
Moushmov, 6554
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Licinius I, RIC VII 67, Aquileia64 viewsObv: IMP LICINIVS AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: DOMINI (dot) N (dot) LICINI AVG
VOT XX in 2 lines within laurel wreath
Exe: AQS
Mint: Aquiliea
Date: 320-321 AD
Denom: Follis
Rated "R1"
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Diadumenian , Nikopolis ad Istrum- 264 viewsAE27, 217-218 AD
Obv: KMORELLOC DIADOVMENIANOC, Bare, draped bust right.
Rev: CTA LONGINOU NIKOPOLITWN PRO CI, Nike standing , wings spread , leaning on column, holding palm and wreath.
27mm, 13.5gm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius64 viewsSilver denarius,3.38g, 19-22mm, Jan. - April 85 A.D., Carradice 85.1, RIC 56, BMC 72, RSC 362; Ex CNG
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laur. head right
P M TR POT IIII IMP VIII COS XI P P, Minerva 3
FORVM AUCTIONS
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S. 0352 Chien Yuan Chung Pao Large cash circa 756-62 A.D.64 viewsSchjoth 352 Chien Yuan Chung Pao Large cash circa 756-62 A.D. Grades crusty Fine+

Size: 30 mm Weight: 9.15 grams
ecoli73
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus, Antoninianus64 viewsObv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate bust right.
Rev: MONETA AVG. Moneta standing facing left holding scales and cornucopiae.
NervousRex
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54-Constantine SOL INVICTO COM DN64 viewsAE3, 307-337, Rome Mint.
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SOL INVICTO COM DN, Sol standing left holding Victory on globe. Star left , crescent right.
RP in exergue
18mm , 3.4gm.
RIC 49
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Hadrian - Britannia64 viewsHadrian As
c. 119-121

OBV: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
REV: PONT MAX TR POT COS III S C BRITANNIA
Britannia seated facing foot on rock resting head on right hand and holding sceptre, to right, large shield.

RIC 577(b), R2 rarity

EX Robert O Ebert Collection, EX Hausman Collection, EX Stack's, Coin Galleries, 2/21/1990, lot 335.
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)64 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left.
Rome
21mm
5.87g
RIC IV 38b, RSC IV 87 SRCV III 8937

Very Heavy!
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Bithynia, Nicaea, Gordian III64 viewsObv.: M ANT GOPDIANOC AVG; draped and radiate bust right
Rev.: N /I /K /A /I /EWN; four military standards, two capricorns above
4.2 gm; 16 mm.

Zwicker Z1073; cf Rec Gen 711; Mionnet S. 870.
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Adaios; Apollo/ tripod64 viewsThracian Kingdom. Adaios. Ca. 275-225 B.C. Ć 26mm (10.76 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; to left, AE monogram above S. Peter p. 237; SNG BM 324-5 var. (upper monogram); SNG Stancomb 296 var. (same). VF, green and red patina. Ex Frank L. Kovacs (Vauctions)Podiceps
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Sicily. Akragas. Ca. 338-287 B.C.64 viewsĆ 18 mm. Laureate head of Zeus left. Rv. Eagle standing left, clutching hare which it is about to devour; above tail feathers, Δ. ancientone
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Alexander III 64 viewsMacedonian AE18 - Price 2102Ghengis_Jon
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amisos64 viewsAmisos - Ares and sword in sheath AE 22 Amisos 2nd - 1st Century BC. Amisos is a Greek city on the Black Sea coast founded in 6th century BC. , 8.53 g. Obv.: Head of young Ares wearing helmet. Rev.: Sword in sheath Legend in Greek. Ref.: D. Sear Greek coins and their values, Vol. II, p. 340, 3643dpaul7
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021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), U-186, AR-Obulus, #0364 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), U-186, AR-Obulus, #03
avers: Crowned head facing, in pointed arch between two towers, border of dots.
revers: Cross with stars in the angles, border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,1 mm, weight: 0,46g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-186, CHN-1-220, Huszar-260,
Q-003
quadrans
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Antioch S & P Mint Marcus Aurelius Bronze Coin64 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161 - 180 AD., Antioch S & P Mint , Bronze 22 mm 6.9 gram coin
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: SC in wreath _1250 sold


Antonivs Protti
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 819, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)64 viewsĆ As (12.2g, Ř28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LI BERA LIT AS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus ("counting board") and cornucopiae; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 819(*); Cohen 500(*); BMC 1750; Strack 991
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete obverse legend.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1996)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius64 viewsObv: CAES AEL ANTONINVS AVG - Bare head right.
Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS - Diana standing right, holding arrow and bow.
Cat #: RIC 1b
Notes: Scarce, with only two examples in Reka Devnia hoard.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AR denarius, Victoria reverse64 viewsOptimus
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XII 64 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG XII
legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

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.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 581, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Dacia) 64 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.2g, Ř33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: DACIA (around) COS II (in ex.) S C (in field), Dacia, standing left, holding diadem and dragon standard (signum).
RIC 581 (R2); BMC 1187; Cohen 347; Strack 785; Banti 135 var. (holding crown instead of diadem; 1 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4170
ex G.Henzen (1995)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Charles S
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Antoninus Caesar, RIC (Hadrian) 1093, sestertius of AD 138 (Pietas)64 viewsĆ Sestertius (29.2g, Ř 30mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck under Hadrian between 25 February and 10 July 138 AD.
Obv.: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus facing right.
Rev.: TRIB POT COS DES II (around) PIETAS (in ex.) S C (in field), Pietas standing left holding right hand above lighted altar and perfume box in left hand.
RIC (Hadrian) 1093 (scarce); Cohen 612; BMCRE III (Hadrian) 1950; Strack (Hadrian) 907 (4 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 279 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4203 var.
ex G.Henzen (Netherlands, 2010)

Numismatic note: Rare. Strack found this type in 4 collections (of the 30 studied): Berlin, B.M., Paris, and Naples.

Historical note: This was the first issue of Pius in 138, issued under Hadrian between February 25th and July 10th. Pietas is invoked to celebrate the adoption of Antoninus by his newly adoptive father Hadrian.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 60764 viewsĆ Sestertius (25,67g, Ř 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 142.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: IOVI STATORI (around) S C (field), Jupiter, naked, standing front, holding long sceptre and thunderbolt.
RIC 607 (rare); BMCRE 1247 var. (hd. left; note: variant with hd. right not in B.M.); Cohen 460; Strack 835 (3 spec. for hd. r.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 188 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4184.
Ex CNG 91
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Alexander III - Philip III64 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram below throne

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
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Arcadius- Virtus Exerciti64 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory right crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 15 mm.

Mint: ANTΓ, Antioch,Γ Officina Gamma (Gamma, 3. rd), struck 395-401 A.D. RIC X 70

Comment:
This type was struck AD 395-401 for Arcadius and Honorius in Heraclea, Constantinopolis, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antiochia and Alexandria.
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ARLES *//SCONST64 viewsRIC VII - (see 351), LRBC - (see 355).
An unlisted mark, a later variant to the listed mark SCONST*. This mark is presumably later than that one, the star having been moved to the field for reasons of space. This issue is less common that the SCONST* mark but cannot be said to be very rare.
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01-24 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)64 viewsAE AS (Serie de los Triunviros Monetales) 28 mm 11.7 gr.
Legado Monetario M SALVIUS OTHO

Anv: "CAESAR AVGVST[PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "M SALVIVS OTH[O III VI]R A A A F F" - Leyenda alrededor de gran "S C ".
"SENATUS CONSULTO" - Era potestad del Senado la promulgación de la acuńación de las emisiones de bronce (cobre) - Ley Julia (19-15 A.C.)

Acuńada 7 A.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #431 Pag.75 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1685 Pag.331 - BMCRE #226 (=BMCRR #4693) - Cohen Vol.1 #515 Pag.139 - DVM #100b Pag.71 - CBN #687
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