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ENGLAND - George III62 viewsENGLAND - George III (1760-1820) silver Half Crown, 1817. Reference: KM #667.dpaul7
Etruscus Ant as Augustus. Victory.jpg
Herennius Etruscus, as Augustus. AR Antoninianus. AD 251. Victory62 viewsImperial Rome, Herennius Etruscus, as Augustus. AD 251. AR Antoninianus. Rome. 3.45g. IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIO AVG, his radiate, draped and cuirassed bust rt. / VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory advancing rt., holding a wreath and palm. Coh. 41; RIC 154.

It took me 10 years to finally get one of these!
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!62 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//•BSIS•, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 326-27 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-205, p-450, Scarce!
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faustina1 RIC374.jpg
138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD62 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA (Pietas standing left with raised hand, altar at foot left)
ref: RIC III 374 (Ant.Pius), RSC 124 (2frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm,
036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0388 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, DEDICATIO AEDIS, Hexastyle temple,62 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0388 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, DEDICATIO AEDIS, Hexastyle temple,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-AVG-FAVSTINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- DEDICATIO-AEDIS, Frontal view of a hexastyle temple, Victories in corners.
exerg: , diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 141-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-388 (Antoninus Pius)p- , RSC-191, BMCRE-306 (Pius),
This coin type records the dedication of the
temple of Divus Antoninus and Diva Faustina. The
dedication ceremonies took place in 142 AD, and
construction was completed in 150 AD. The temple
still stands today, overlooking the Forum.
Germanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #6, Fibula #038,62 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.
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TRANSYLVANIA - Gabriel Bathory62 viewsTransylvania - Prince Gabriel Bathori, Prince of Transylvania (1608-13), Voivode of Wallachia (1611).
Minted in Baia Mare/ Nagybánya; mintmark NB, silver groschen, 1612. Eagle with Bathory coat of arms;
Prince's Crown. KM #72.
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)62 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG (panther walking left), B in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 230, RSC 586 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.70gms, 21mm

Not too much coin appears so clear this type of animal.
The panther was the nurse of Bacchus in the mithology, this animal appears on coins as the companions of Bacchus (Liber). The natural history of the ancients ascribed to this animal a peculiar fondness for wine, and this liquor was one of the means said to have been employed to take them.
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[1113a] Gallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.62 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 163, RSC 72, choice EF, Rome mint, 3.716g, 21.6mm, 180o, 268 A.D.; Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking right drawing bow, Z in exergue; struck on a full and round flan, rare this nice. Commemorates vows to Apollo invoking his protection against the revolt of Aureolus. Ex FORVM.

De Imperatoribus Romanis,
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors and their Families

Valerian (A.D. 253-260) and Gallienus (A.D. 253-268)

Richard D. Weigel
Western Kentucky University

P. Licinius Valerianus, or Valerian, was unusual for his time period in that he was an emperor who came from an old Roman senatorial family. He was likely born shortly before 200 A.D., but little is known of his early life. Valerian married Egnatia Mariniana and had two sons, Gallienus and Valerian Junior. Gallienus was born around 218. Valerian makes his first appearance in the sources in 238 A.D. as an ex-consul and princeps senatus negotiating with (more likely than serving on) the embassy sent to Rome by Gordian I's African legions to secure senatorial approval of Gordian's rebellion against and replacement of Maximinus Thrax as emperor. The Scriptores Historiae Augustae probably report accurately that Trajan Decius, on the recommendation of the Senate, offered Valerian the censorship in 251. Although the senatus consultum cited and the specific office are of doubtful authenticity, the high reputation Valerian possessed in the Senate and his association with the government under Decius probably are truthful aspects of the story. In 253 Valerian was apparently commanding in Raetia and Noricum when Trebonianus Gallus sent him to bring legions from Gaul and Germany to Italy for the struggle with the forces of Aemilianus. After Gallus' troops killed him and his son and joined Aemilianus, Valerian's men proclaimed their general emperor and their arrival in Italy caused Aemilianus' soldiers to desert and kill their commander and join Valerian's forces in acclaiming Valerian as emperor.

The Senate presumably was pleased to ratify the position of Valerian, one of their own, as emperor and they also accepted his son and colleague, P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, as Augustus, rather than just as Caesar. Valerian apparently realized the necessity of sharing power equally with his son and of dividing their efforts geographically, with Gallienus responsible for the West and Valerian himself concentrating on the East. The biographies of Valerian and Gallienus in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, attributed to Trebellius Pollio, are not especially helpful in putting together an account of their joint reign. The life of Valerian is fragmentary and that of Gallienus projects an extremely biased negative interpretation of his career.

Gallienus in the early years of the joint reign concentrated, with some success, on protecting Gaul and the Rhine frontier by driving back Germanic tribes and fortifying cities such as Cologne and Trier. In a move which would characterize later diplomacy with Germans, Gallienus concluded an alliance with one of their chieftains, presumably to assist the Romans in protecting the empire from other Germanic tribes. The invasions increased in number around 257-258 as the Franks entered Gaul and Spain, destroying Tarraco (Tarragona), and the Alamanni invaded Italy. Gallienus defeated the Alamanni at Milan, but soon was faced with the revolts in Pannonia and Moesia led first by his general there, Ingenuus, and then by Regalianus, commander in Illyricum. Gallienus put down these rebellions by 260 and secured stability in the region by concluding an alliance with the Marcomannic king, whose daughter Pipa the emperor apparently accepted as his concubine although he was still married to Cornelia Salonina.

In the East, Valerian had succeeded by A.D. 257 in rescuing Antioch in Syria from Persian control, at least temporarily, but was soon faced with a major invasion of the Goths in Asia Minor. The Scriptores Historiae Augustae biography of Aurelian has Valerian appear to speak in the Baths at Byzantium to publicly commend Aurelian for his success in driving back the Goths and reward him with the consulship and even with adoption as imperial successor. However, it is not clear that Valerian even reached Byzantium because he sent Felix to that city while he remained to protect the eastern section of Asia Minor and then returned to Antioch to guard it against renewed Persian attacks. It was at this point, around 259, that Valerian moved to defend Edessa and his troops lost significant numbers to the plague. Valerian tried to negotiate a peace with the Persian king, Sapor, but was captured by treachery and taken into captivity. The ultimate humiliation of a Roman emperor by a foreign leader was enacted through Sapor's use of Valerian as a human stepping-stool to assist the Persian king in mounting his horse and Valerian's body was later skinned to produce a lasting trophy of Roman submission.

Eusebius discusses the policy of Valerian toward the Christians and says that, after initially treating them most positively, Valerian was persuaded by Macrianus to lead another persecution against them. Valerian in fact after his brutal imprisonment and death in Persia would serve as a negative moral exemplum for some Latin Christian writers who gleefully pointed out that those who oppose the true God receive their just desserts.

Eusebius also credits Gallienus with reversing his father's policy and establishing peace with the Church, citing imperial edicts which established freedom of worship and even restored some lost property. Paul Keresztes claims that Gallienus in fact established a peace with Christians that lasted for forty-three years, from A.D. 260 until 303, and gave the community a kind of legal status which they had previously lacked.

Andreas Alföldi details a growing separation between Gallienus and his father which goes well beyond the geographical one which had developed out of military necessity. In addition to the strikingly different policies, just described, which they pursued toward the Christians, Gallienus began to make his military independence clear through changes in coin inscriptions and by 258 he had created his central cavalry unit and stationed it at Milan. This independent force, which was under the command of a man of equestrian rank and soon stood on a level at least equal to that of the Praetorian Guard, would play a significant role in Gallienus' upcoming battles and, of course, was a foretoken of a new trend for military organization in the future. Alföldi cites as evidence of the increasing separation between the joint emperors the statement that Gallienus did not even seek his father's return from captivity, which Lactantius of course interpreted as part of Valerian's divine punishment, but one wonders what indeed Gallienus might have done and his "indifference" may have been instead his attempt to reassert confidence in his armies and not dwell on the depressing and humiliating servitude and ultimate death of Valerian. Another reform which Alföldi discusses as part of Gallienus' independent stand is his exclusion of the senatorial class from major military commands. H.M.D. Parker credits Gallienus with beginning to separate the civil and military functions of Rome's provincial governors, thus making senatorial governors purely civil administrators and starting to replace them even in this reduced role by equestrians. The disappearance in this period of the S.C. stamp of senatorial authority on bronze coins was probably also seen as an attack on the prestige of the order, although the debasement of the silver coinage had by this time practically reached the point where the "silver" coins were themselves essentially bronze and the change may have been more for economic than for political reasons. Gallienus' exclusion of senators from military command further broke down class distinctions because sons of centurions were by this time regularly given equestrian rank and the move further accelerated the alienation of Rome as center of the Empire. In addition, the bitterness of the senatorial class over Gallienus' policy most likely explains the hatred of Latin writers toward this particular emperor.

Although Gallienus' military innovations may have made his forces more effective, he still had to face numerous challenges to his authority.In addition to systemic invasions and revolts, the plague wreaked havoc in Rome and Italy and probably in several provinces as well. It must have seemed that every commander he entrusted to solve a problem later used that authority to create another threat. When Gallienus was involved in putting down the revolt of Ingenuus in Pannonia, he put Postumus in charge of the armies guarding the Rhine and Gaul. There is some doubt about which of Gallienus' sons, Cornelius Valerianus or P. Cornelius Licinius Saloninus, was left in Cologne under the care of the Praetorian Prefect Silvanus and perhaps also Postumus. In any case, when Postumus revolted and proclaimed his independent Gallic Empire, Silvanus and one of the emperor's sons were killed. Gallienus probably restricted Postumus' expansion, but he never gained the personal revenge that, according to one source, drove him to challenge Postumus to single combat. While Gallienus was thus engaged, and after Valerian's capture by the Persians, Macrianus had his soldiers proclaim his sons, Macrianus and Quietus, emperors in Syria, Asia Minor, and Egypt. Gallienus sent Aureolus to defeat Macrianus and one son in the area of Illyria and Thrace; Odenathus of Palmyra defeated the other son and restored stability in Syria and, with Gallienus' approval, followed that up with a victory over the Persians. After Odenathus' assassination ca. 267, his wife Zenobia continued to rule the independent Palmyrene section of the Empire.

In A.D. 262 Gallienus concluded his tenth year in office by celebrating in Rome his Decennalia with a spectacular procession involving senators, equestrians, gladiators, soldiers, representatives of foreign peoples, and many other groups. This festival included feasts, games, entertainment, and spectacle which probably reminded Romans of the millennial Secular Games celebrations of Philip I and likely were intended to secure popular support at home for Gallienus. Over the next five years little is known about specific activities of the emperor and he presumably spent more time in Rome and less along the frontiers.

Gallienus and Salonina as rulers patronized a cultural movement which collectively is known as the Gallienic Renaissance. The imperial patrons are most directly connected with the philosophical aspects of this movement because Porphyry testifies to their friendship for the Neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus. Porphyry goes on to say that Plotinus asked Gallienus to rebuild an abandoned former city of philosophers in Campania, rename it Platonopolis, and govern it as a kind of Platonic Republic, but that the jealousy and spite of others at court scuttled the plan. In addition to Neoplatonic philosophy, according to Gervase Matthew, the Gallienic Renaissance included the "upward glance" and other stylistic changes in imperial sculpture and religious beliefs that were characterized by "an overwhelming sense of the transcendent and immutable." Matthew points out both the return to artistic models of Augustus, Hadrian, and even Severus Alexander and also "a new Romantic tension" which breaks with the past and points toward a new and very different world. The Hellenic character of much of the Gallienic Renaissance is also stressed in the emperor's trip to Athens where he, likely in imitation of Hadrian, became eponymous archon and received initiation into the Eleusinian cult of Demeter.

Late in his reign, Gallienus issued a series of coins in Rome which honored nine deities as Conservator Augusti or protector of the emperor by pairing his portrait with reverses picturing an animal or animals symbolic of each deity. Included in this group of celestial guardians are Apollo, Diana, Hercules, Jupiter, Juno, Liber Pater, Mercury, Neptune, and Sol. For example, Apollo's coin-types portray a centaur, a gryphon, or Pegasus; Hercules is represented by either the lion or the boar. It appears that Gallienus was issuing the "animal series" coins both to secure, through some religious festival, the aid of Rome's protective gods against continuing invasions, revolts, and plague and to entertain the Roman populace with pageantry and circus games, thus to divert their attention away from the same problems and maintain the security of the regime in power.

In A.D. 268, Gallienus saw his third son, Marinianus, become consul, but in the spring another Gothic invasion brought the emperor back to Greece. He defeated the invaders at Naissus in Moesia , but was deterred from pursuing them further by a revolt of the commander of his elite cavalry, Aureolus. He besieged this last rebel emperor in Milan, but a plot involving his Praetorian Prefect and two future emperors, Claudius and Aurelian, all three men Illyrians popular with many of the soldiers, lured Gallienus away from the city on a false pretext and assassinated him.The emperor's brother Valerian and young son Marinianus were also murdered. In spite of the bitter resentment which many of the senators must have felt toward the dead emperor and his reform policies, Claudius II, perhaps only to legitimize his own reign, persuaded the Senate to deify Gallienus.

Copyright (C) 1998, Richard D. Weigel. Published on De Imperatoribus Romanis,
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors and their Families Used by permission.

Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was born in about AD 213. This means that he was about 40 years old when his father Valerian, in AD 253, was hailed emperor by his troops in Raetia. Gallienus was made Caesar immediately by his father. But within a month, when Valerian got to Rome, Gallienus received the rank of Augustus.

Compared to other Roman emperors of the age, Gallienus was an exception, as far as he was not a soldier-emperor. He was rather a thoughtful, intellectual ruler, possessing sophisticated Greek tastes. However, this made him deeply unpopular with the gritty Danubian generals, who very much understood it as their right to choose a leader among their own ranks to rule the empire.

If the Danubian military elite didn't like Gallienus, then he certainly soon proved that he was a capable military leader. Between AD 254 to AD 256 he campaigned along the Danube, securing this troubled frontier against the barbarians. In AD 256 he then moved west to fight the Germans along the Rhine.

Then by autumn AD 260 the message of Valerian's capture by the Persians reached Gallienus. If Gallienus had always been unpopular among the military leaders, then now with his father gone and Roman authority crumbling, rebellion was in the air.

On a night in September, AD 268, at the siege of Mediolanum (Milan), an alarm was suddenly raised in the camp of the emperor. In the brief moment of confusion, Gallienus was struck down in the dark as he emerged from his tent.

During his reign, Gallienus began numerous reforms and military campaigns to defend the empire, as much from usurpers as from barbarians. In doing so, he perhaps saved the empire from oblivion. At the same time he presided over perhaps the last flowering of classical Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists and philosophers.

As a last gesture of disrespect to this, most unfortunate of emperors, the Romans should lay Gallienus to rest not in one of the great mausoleums in Rome, but in a tomb nine miles south of the capital, along the Via Appia.

Ironically, he was deified by the senate at the request of Claudius II Gothicus, one of the men who must be held accountable for the assassination of Gallienus.

Gallienus was the son of Valerian I and was named Caesar at his father's accession to the throne in 253 A.D. Upon his father's capture by the Parthians he assumed the rank of Augustus and began numerous reforms and military campaigns to defend the empire, as much from usurpers as from barbarians. At the same time he presided over perhaps the last flowering of classical Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists and philosophers. Gallienus was assassinated while besieging Milan. Joseph Sermarini, FORVM.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Luna Lucifera62 viewsBase AR Antoninianus of Cyzicus of Gallienus, Sole Reign, A.D.260-268

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA Luna, crescent on head, holding long torch in both hands.

RIC S646 RSC IV 601a Not listed in Sear RCV III
Weight: 3.58g

This is the alternative depiction of Luna Lucifera, the Light-Bringer, where she is shown holding a long torch and wearing the distinctive crescent on her head.
Gordian III denarius62 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
laureate bust right

Diana standing right holding lighted torch in both hands

241-2 AD


Sear 8673, RIC 127, RSC 69

Special issue for marriage of Gordian III and Sabinia Tranquillina
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Roman Empire , Emperor Gordian III. AD 238-244. AR Denarius62 viewsGordian III. AD 238-244. AR Denarius (20 mm, 2.92 g, 1 h) . Rome mint, 4th officina. 7th emission, struck AD 240.

Obverse : Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
Reverse : Salus standing right, feeding serpent from patera.

References: RIC IV 129a; RSC 325.
Superb extremely fine .

Salus was a Roman goddess. She was the goddess of health and the daughter of Asclepius God of Medicine .
Hygieia for Ancient Greeks.

New Owner : Miss. Arianna Parrillo.

EX ; The Sam Mansourati Collection./ NO. RI 2032

Marcus Antonius Gordianus (January 20, 225 – February 11, 244), known in English as Gordian III, was a Roman Emperor from 238 to 244. Marcus Antonius Gordianus' mother was the daughter of Gordian I and the sister of Gordian II. This made him the grandson and nephew of the two Gordian emperors. His younger sister was called Gordiana. Gordian had assumed the name of his maternal grandfather in 238.
It was the public hostility towards the successors of the Gordian emperors which brought the thirteen year old boy to the attention of the Roman senate. Not only was he a Gordian and hence to the ordinary Roman people's liking, but so too was his family very rich. Rich enough to finance a bonus payment to the people.So Gordian III became Caesar (junior emperor) alongside the two new Augusti Balbinus and Pupienus. But only a few months after this, Balbinus and Pupienus was murdered by the praetorian guard.This left Gordian III accede to the throne as emperor.
In 241 Gordian married Furia Sabinia Tranquillina, the daughter of Timesitheus. Gordian joined Timesitheus who was campaigning against the Persians. When Timesitheus died of an illness, he was replaced by Philip the Arab who was to become emperor when Gordian III died in 244. How Gordian died is not known, although Philip blamed it on an illness and it is thought that Philip engineered a mutiny. Gordian III was deified after his death. Gordian ruled from 238-244.

Gordian III is considered one of the most powerful men in the world.
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158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Siscia, RIC IX 31a1, -/-//ASISC, VOT/XV/MVLT/XX in wreath, Scarce !, #262 views158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Siscia, RIC IX 31a1, -/-//ASISC, VOT/XV/MVLT/XX in wreath, Scarce !, #2
avers:- DN-GRATIA-NVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT/XV/MVLT/XX, Wreath, legend within.
exerg: -/-//ASISC, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 378-383 A.D., ref: RIC IX 31a1, p-152, Scarce !,
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Mysia, Kyzikos AR Tetradrachm62 views390-341/0 BC.
Obv.: Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring; ΣΩTEIPA above.
Rev.: Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around, [astragalos to right].
Pixodarus Type 2, Group D; SNG France 407; SNG von Aulock 1219 and 7345; Stack’s, 24 August 1976, lot 1572 (same dies).
From the Roger Liles Collection.
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Macedonian Kingdom62 viewsSear 6713-20 var; Price 3602; Newell __, Group 2; Müller 671.

AR tetradrachm (17.10 gr., 25 mm.), struck by Alexander III the Great (336-323 B.C.E.) at Babylon ca. 325-323 B.C.E. (his last lifetime issue).

Obv: Head of beardless Herakles facing right, wearing Nemian lion’s skin headdress.

Rev: Zeus seated left (on throne with back, his legs parallel, feet on stool), holding eagle and scepter, M to left, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, monogram beneath thrown.

Alexander adopted the Attic weight standard for his silver coinage.

Note on Characteristics of Newell Group 2: The coins carry the letter M as the magistrate’s mark together with this monogram or an M with both this monogram and a symbol (33 are known). The legs of Zeus are parallel. The legend is ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, and then ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. The dies are not necessarily aligned at 0-degrees (as in Group 1). There are 77 obverse dies. Price (1991) wrote that “this group of issues, with its closely knit interlocking of obverse dies, has every aspect of a large-scale production over a relatively short period of time.” Le Rider (1991) suggested that Groups 1 and 2 were issued in parallel with one-another, essentially in different workshops.

Note on Mint Attribution: Imhoof-Blumer (1895) noted that the M-ΛY on lion tetradrachms issued by Mazaeus as satrap of Alexander at Babylon (331-328 B.C.E.) also appear on Newell’s Group 3 tetradrachms. Newell (1923) concluded that, since his Groups 1-3 tetradrachms form an ensemble, they were all issued in Babylon. Price (1991) questioned but did not depart from this attribution. LeRider (2007) agrees with this attribution, adding that eight of the nine symbols that appear with the Γ on certain lion tetradrachms also appear on Newell’s Groups 1-2 tetradrachms.

Note on Dating: Newell Group 2 is dated to 329-324/3 B.C.E., per Newell (1923); to 329/8-23/2 B.C.E., per Waggoner (in Mřrkholm (1979)); to 325-323 B.C.E., per Price (1991); and to 324/3-322/1 B.C.E., per LeRider (2007), with the posthumous issues within the group including ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in the legend. This coin was Alexander’s last lifetime issue.
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Hendin-506 / 1197 (02)62 viewsHerod Archelaus - prutah
1.18 grams
3 commentscmcdon0923
Maximianus Herculius AR Argenteus62 viewsMaximianus Herculius AR Argenteus. Carthage mint. 300 AD. MAXIMIANVS AVG, laureate bust right / XC -VI, surrounded by laurel wreath, dot placed centrally between two lines of legend. RIC 16a

Ex. Th. Voltz Collection
Ex. Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel 81 (1995), 326.
Ex. Hess-Divo 2007
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Hacksilber Fragment, Earliest Coinage Period, Holy Land62 viewsHacksilber Ingot, c. 8-6 centuries BC, Israel. 21 x 14 x 5 mm, 8.4 grams. Cut in antiquity from a larger piece. Possibly an overweight Pym or underweight Nezef?

Similar ingots were found at Ein Gedi, Israel in a terra cotta cooking pot, hidden in a building destroyed near the end of Iron Age II, early 6th century BC (Avi-Yonah Encylcopedia of the Holy Land, volume 2, p. 374.)

The basic weight in use was the shekel, weighing 11.4 g on average. Other weight groups include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Beqa, a half shekel (Ex. 38:26), 5.7 g. (2) Nezef, averaging 9.12 g. The Judaean equivalent to an Egyptian qedet. (3) Pym, 7.6 g. (1 Samuel 13:21) The Judaean equivalent to the Phoenician shekel.

The weight of this ingot is identical to the Mesopotamian shekel. During the 9th to 6th centuries BCE in the Assyrian and Babylonian empires, the common form of expressing prices was in quantities equivalent to one shekel (8.4 g) of silver.

In ancient times, livestock were often used in barter. Indicative of this is the fact that the Latin word for money (pecunia) is drawn from pecus, meaning “cattle.” However, livestock (Ge 47:17) and foodstuffs (1Ki 5:10, 11) were obviously not a convenient medium of exchange.

Instead, pieces of precious metals began to be used, the weight being checked at the time the transaction was made.

Ge 23:16 "Abraham weighed out to E′phron the amount of silver that he had spoken in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred silver shekels current with the merchants."; Jer 32:10 "Then I wrote in a deed and affixed the seal and took witnesses as I went weighing the money in the scales."

The usual Hebrew term translated as “money,” keseph, literally means “silver.” (Ge 17:12) There was no coined money in Israel during the First Temple Period (1006-586 BCE). Rather, it consisted of cut pieces of silver and gold, or molded for convenience into bars, rings, bracelets, having a specific weight. - Ge 24:22

At Judges 5:19, bâtsa‛ keseph, which is commonly rendered as, “No gain of silver did they take,” literally means to break off or cut off silver.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Traianus, standing on the right side, presents globe to Hadrianus

Weight:3,3g; Ř: 19mm; Reference: RIC II/2c; ROME mint; struck 117

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 62 viewsObv:
Radiate bust r.
Pegasus flying r.
RIC 658
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German States Wurzburg. Adam Friedrich Bishop 1755 - 1779. Copper Pfenning 1762.62 viewsGerman States Wurzburg. Adam Friedrich Bishop 1755 - 1779. Copper Pfennig 1762. Two shields, crowned / 1/2 PFEN-NING, date in decoration below.

KM 15
Herennius Etruscus RIC IV, 14362 viewsHerennius Etruscus AD 250-251, son of Trajan Decius
AR - Antoninian, 4.32g, 21mm
Rome 6. officin, Jan.-Dec. 250
bust draped, radiate r.
priestley implement
RIC IV/3, 143; C.14
Scarce; good VF, mint luster

Priestly implement from l. to r.:
1. ASPERGILLUM, a whisk for sprinkling holy water. Word not used in ancient authors!
2. SIMPUVIUM, an earthen ladle, Symbol of the PONTIFICES of Rome. Often called incorrectly Simpulum!
3. GUTTURNIUM, a narrow-necked jug for small quantities of liquids
4. PATERA, a shallow bowl for pouring liquids, grain or salt upon the fire or victims. In the early times symbol of the VI VIRI EPULONES, then used by many emperors or deities without a special meaning.
5. LITUUS, a curved staff, top hooked. With this staff the AUGURES marked out the 'templum', the area to undertake observations of birds. Origin of the Bishop's Staff.
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CILICIAN ARMENIA - Hetoum I & Zabel62 viewsCILICIAN ARMENIA - Hetoum I & Zabel (1226-1270) AR Tram. Obv: Lion right/Rev.: Queen & king standing on either side of patriarchal cross. dpaul7
GREEK62 viewsAR tetrobol. Histiaia (Euboia) c. 196-146 BC. 2,41 grs. Head of the nymph Histaia right wearing earring s and necklace / Nymph seated right on stern of galley. Star before foot . IΣTIAIEΩN.
BCD -. SNG Copenhagen -.
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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 Empire62 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
082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 181d, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Scarce!,62 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 181d, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Scarce!,
avers:- C-VALENS-HOSTIL-MES-QVINTVS-N-C, radiate, draped bust right,
revers:- PRINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS, Hostilian standing left, holding spear & standard.
exe: ,diameter: 20 mm, weight: 3,56 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Rome, date: 251 A.D., ref: RIC-181d , p-144 ,C-34, Scarce,
Huszár 400, Unger 310, RĂ©thy I 35062 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.
Hippocamp - Gallienus62 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp left
Exergue:- N
018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-095, #0162 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-095, #01
avers: Four connected curves containing crosses, cross of Saint Andrew with dots in the angles in the centre, border of dots.
revers: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 9,5 mm, weight: 0,14g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-095, CHN-1-162, Huszar-181,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-085, #0362 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-085, #03
avers:- Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
revers:- Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-085, CHN-1-157, Huszar-171,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0162 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- ,
021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-161, #0262 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-161, #02
avers: Crescent between two heads with their back to each other, tower between two dots above, Hebrew letter (???) below; line border.
revers: Leopard advancing left, tree above, rosette to left, Hebrew letter (teth) to right, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,5 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-161, CHN-1-227, Huszar-267,
014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #0362 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #03
avers:- Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-067, CHN-1-160, Huszar-180,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
head of Aphrodite62 viewsmuseum on PalatinJohny SYSEL
Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D.62 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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Marcus Aurelius62 viewsPallazo AltempsJohny SYSEL
Antonius pius caesarea maritima mint 62 viewsObv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.:COL PRIMA FL AVG CAESAR, Apollo, nude standing to front looking left holding in right bow (?) leaning with left on tripod-lebes which is encircled by serpent. Rare. Very fine.
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62 views1 commentsRugser
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Ayyubids of Aleppo62 viewsSyria, Ayyubids of Aleppo, al-Zahir Ghazi (1186-1216), AE Fals. B 680.dpaul7
Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon 1813-M 5 Soldi62 viewsKingdom of Napoleon - 1813 Milan. Silver 5 Soldi.
obv: NAPOLEONE IMPERATORE E REY - ' Napoleon, Emperor and King' - Bare head right, date and privy marks below.
rev: REGNO D'ITALIA - ' Kingdom of Italy' Crown. Denomination and Mintmark below.
064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 360, Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, #162 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
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Half Shekel of Tyre, 126 BCE - 66 CE62 viewsSilver didrachm of Tyre (half shekel), 20 mm, 7 grams. Dated ΡZ to Pφ (19 BCE – 64 CE)

Obverse: Laureate Bust of Melqart right
Reverse: Inscription ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; dated ΡZ to Pφ (19 BCE – 64 CE) on left, KP on right.

Reference: RPC 4685

Added to collection: September 16, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Hadrian, Æ As, “Annona”, 117-138 CE62 viewsBronze As of Hadrian (117-138 CE), 10 grams, 27 mm, Rome mint 134-138 CE.

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right, draped left shoulder
Reverse: ANNONA AVG S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder.

Reference: Cohen 166, RIC vol. II, o. 441, 796a.

Added to collection: May 16, 2005
Daniel Friedman
?62 viewsObv.: male mature/young janiform head
rev.: goat walking right

Same obv. die :

Well... Actually, it's a fake ! Too bad.
3 commentsGinolerhino
JAPAN - Tenpo Era ICHIBU GIN62 viewsJAPAN - Tenpo Era ICHIBU GIN - Emperor Ninko (Ayahito - 1817-1846 reigned) Tenpo Era (1830-1844) Ichibu Gin. (Silver) C-#16. dpaul7
Lord Melchett Lodge No. 1153 of B’nai B’rith (St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada)62 viewsAE token, 32.5 mm., undated.

Obv: LORD MELCHETT LODGE No. 1153 and B’NAI B’RITH, within border around rim, candelabra in center with ribbon below, BENEVELENCE, BROTHERLY LOVE and HARMONY in left, right and middle sections of the ribbon, respectively.

Rev: A LUCKY TOKEN and ST. CATHERINES within border around rim, separated by Jewish stars, I HAVE CONTRIBUTED / 25˘ / FOR / CHARITY, in five rows in center.

Ref: none known.

Note: Founded in 1932, the lodge was named after Alfred Moritz Mond (1868-1930), the first Baron Melchett, who first visited Palestine in 1921 with Chaim Weizmann and subsequently became an enthusiastic Zionist, contributing money to the Jewish Colonization Corporation for Palestine and other Zionist causes, writing for Zionist publications, and becoming President of the British Zionist Foundation. The lodge tried to uphold the ideals of “brotherhood,” “benevolence” and “brotherly love and harmony” (and those ideals feature prominently in the obverse design of the token).
National Association for the Jewish Blind62 viewsAE token, 31.5 mm., undated.

Obv: ••••• NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ••••• and FOR THE JEWISH BLIND in border along rim, man and woman walking with a cane in center.

Rev: HAPPINESS / YOU / WILL FIND in three rows above heart and WHEN YOU HELP THE BLIND below heart along rim.

Ref: None known.

Note: No information is known about this organization.
Julia Domna Denarius, RIC 553, RSC 58, BMC 2762 views Julia Domna Den "Fortuna" LIMES Julia Domna AD 193-217 Base Metal Denarius
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
Reverse: FORTVNAE FELICI - Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder on a
Rome mint: AD 196-211 = Ancient counterfeit based on RIC
IVi, 553, page 167 - Cohen 58 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6584, page 493 (18 mm diam. 1.7 g)
ENGLAND - John I62 viewsENGLAND - John I (1199-1216) - Silver penny, Seaby 1350B North 969, VF detail, broken flan, 1.139g, 18.0mm, obverse HENRICVS REX, the S inverted, facing bust, holding scepter; reverse short cross, with four smaller crosses in quadrants. London mint.1 commentsdpaul7
KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 62 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.
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B1362 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.53mm, 2.17g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהג / דלוחברה / יהדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)NN / H KHN H G / DL W (Ch)BR H / YHDY / M
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin cf. 455/7; AJC Na29; TJC B13
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 216, Lugdunum, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #262 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 216, Lugdunum, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #2
avers:- DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergo: LUGDOFFP (P = Prima = First officina),
date: 360-363 A.D.,
mint: Lugdunum (Lyon),
diameter: 28mm,
weight: 7,98g,
ref: RIC-VIII-236,
AE 20 mm 7.62 g
RPC 1554
Julian II 'The Philosopher' (as Augustus)62 views361-363 AD
AE3 (19.8mm, 3.12g)
O: Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding shield and spear; DN FL CL JVLIANVS AVG.
R: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath; NIK[A] below.
Nicomedia mint, officina A.
RIC VIII Nicomedia, 123; ERIC II Julian 422; Elmer 132; Sear 4074v
Some smoothing, re-patinated.
ex Nemesis Ancients

"The end and aim of the Cynic philosophy, as indeed of every philosophy, is happiness, but happiness that consists in living according to nature, and not according to the opinions of the multitude. "
~ Julian
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028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-377, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily, #0162 views028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-377, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily, #01
avers: REX • KAROLVS, Crowned bust facing, border of dots.
revers: Lily, line border.
exe (mint mark): -/-//--, diameter:11,5mm, weight:0,47g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Pécs ? (Pohl), date: 1332 A.D., ref: Unger-401, CNH-2-009, Huszar-477,
1 commentsquadrans
210 Basil II Bulgaroktonos, AD 976-102562 viewsGold histamenon nomisma, 25mm, 4.40g, aEF
Struck at Constantinople c. AD 1005-1025
+ IhS CIS REX REGNANTIhM, bust of Christ facing, wears pallium, colobium, and nimbus cruciger with crescents; raised right hand, Gospels in left; triple border / + bASIL C CONSTANT b R, facing crowned busts of Basil wearing loros of square pattern (left) and Constantine wearing jeweled chlamys; holding between them with right hands a long plain cross; manus Dei above Basil's head; triple border
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
DOC 6a; Sear 1800; Wroth 12-13
Lawrence Woolslayer
Late-Roman AE-3-Follis, INCUSE62 viewsLate-Roman AE-3-Follis, INCUSE
exergo: SMNK ??
diameter: 19mm
weight: 2,11g
Philip II. of Macedon AE62 viewsPhilip II. AE17, 359-336 BC, Macedonian mint.
Obv: diademed head of Apollo right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY above naked youth on horseback right, bukranion below.
16-17 mm, 5.68 g
2 commentsPscipio
Alexander Jannaeus62 viewsAlexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BC. Lead Prutah/Token, Transjordan mint, 79/78 BCE?, 15.6 mm, 2.7 grams. O: Aramaic legend (King Alexander) in three lines within a dotted circle. R: Anchor in a circle with Greek legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ (of King Alexander) around. Hendin 1155, reverse appears to be a match with Menorah Coins die #1.

This coin is a bit of a mystery and therefore quite interesting. These were at one one time extremely rare and therefore not believed to be a coin at all but rather a trial specimen or a token used to gain entrance to an establishment. As hoards were discovered, it became apparent that this coin was common (although far more rare than his bronze issues) and in general circulation in the Transjordan.

Although the lead coins are not dated, the similar Aramaic inscription found on the dated prutah of Jannaeus (Hendin 1152, shown in my collection, dated year 25 = 80/79 BCE) indicates it may have been minted around 79 BCE. These are the only types of Jannaeus that have an Aramaic inscription.

The appearance of both Greek and Aramaic on these coins may reflect a softening of Jannaeus (a staunch supporter of the Hellenistic Sadducees) toward the Aramaic speaking Pharasees.
1 commentsNemonater
Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG VII 62 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

Legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis (faithful and loyal Claudian legion) dates back to the four legions used by Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars and played a crucial role in The Battle of Pharsalus in 58 BC, and it existed at least until the end of the 4th century, guarding middle Danube. The emblem of this legion, as well as of all Caesar's legions, was the bull, together with the lion.

Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesar's invasions of Britain.

Tiberius Claudius Maximus the Roman soldier who brought the head of Decebalus to emperor Trajan was serving in Legio VII Claudia.

2 commentsJay GT4
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Licinius I RIC VII Alexandria 2862 viewsAE 19 mm 2.9 grams 321-324 AD
OBV :: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed busr right
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI . Jupiter standing left holding eagle tipped scepter and Victory on globe , Chalmy across left shoulder, leaning on eagle-tipped sceptre. Eagle with wreath left, captive right. X over II Mu in right field
EX :: SMALA (Alexandria )
RIC VII Alexandria 28
RIC rated R1
from uncleaned lot 09/2007
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Licinius I- Soli Invicto Comiti62 viewsLicinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

Obverse:Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right

IMP: Imperator
LICINIVS: Licinius
P F: Pius Felix


INVICTO: Undefeatble

Showing: Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe, chlamys across left shoulder, S - F across fields.

Domination: Follis, Copper, size 19 mm

Mint: R * S, R (Rome) S (Secunda Oficina). There is a star between R and S.

Alternately ally and adversary of Constantine was Licinius
(Augustus 308-324 AD). Licinius controlled the East but was
represented also on coins from Constantine's western mints.

IMPLICINIVS PF AVG is just one of several legend varieties found for this ruler but all will include the title Augustus. Sol, the unconquerable sun god and comrade of the emperor (SOLI INVICTO COMITI), was most popular in the years immediately preceding the conversion of the Empire to Christianity. He is shown as a nude male wearing a radiate crown and holding a globe. The mintmark PARL combines the workshop letter P (primus) and the first three letters of the mint name. Code letters in the field (here SF) identify the issue (therefore date) of the coins. While some mint/issue combinations are rare and desired by specialists, Sol coins are generally very common.
1 commentsJohn Schou
133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 054, -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 054, -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- DN-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-NOB-C (6,G5-l.), Helmeted bust left holding spear and shield.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe andscepter, eagle with wreath in beak to left and captive to right at foot, X/IIΓ (=12.5 denarii) to right,
exergo: -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,48g, axis:11h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-54, p-548,
133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Antioch, RIC VII 029, -/Γ//SMANT, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, R1!62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Antioch, RIC VII 029, -/Γ//SMANT, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, R1!
avers:- DN-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-NOB-C, Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI-CAESS, Γ in right field, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; captive to left.
exergo: -/Γ//SMANT, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-29, p-680,, R1!,
133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 162, -/-//ΔSIS*, AE-3 Follis, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, Scarce!62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 162, -/-//ΔSIS*, AE-3 Follis, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, Scarce!
avers:- LICINIVS-IVN-NOB-C, 6d, B4, Laureate bust right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V in wreath.
exergo: -/-//ΔSIS*, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320-21A.D., ref: RIC-VII-162, p-444,,s,
1 commentsquadrans
132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #262 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #2
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, (2,J1 r.), Laureate, draped bust right(left are RIC error), holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVG-G, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: -/Λ//SMHB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off., date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
313 - 315 AD - Licinius I62 viewsIMP LICINIVS PF AVG - Laureate Head Right
IOVI CON-SERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre. Victory on globe in righthand, eagle with wreath to left at feet. SIS in exe, B in right field

RIC VII, Siscia Mint, # 11, Officina B = R4
Licinius II62 viewsLicinius II (318-320), Heraclea mint
Obv: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, scepter & mappa
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with three turrets & no door, SMHD in ex
RIC VII Heraclea 45
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Licinius * Jupiter, Æ Follis - 313-315 AD.62 views
Licinius * Jupiter, Bronze Follis

Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG * Laureate head right facing
Rev: IOVI CON - SERVATORI * Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, and scepter in his left hand, with an Eagle holding a wreath in beak at his feet, to the right, Monogram A in the right field.

Exergue: SIS

Mint: Siscia
Struck: 313-315 AD.

Size: 21 mm.
Weight: 3.83 grams
Die axis: 0 degs.

Condition: Beautiful. Dark patina and great clarity in all. Much nicer in hand than the image shows.

The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. VII, 8
(RIC 8)

029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the greath) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #0262 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the greath) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #02
avers:- + mOnETA-LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS-hVnGARIE, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (*-*), border of dots.
exe (mint mark): */*//--, diameter: 13,0mm, weight: 0,45g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, , date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432g, CNH-2-089A, Huszar-547, Pohl-89-10,
(504c) Roman Republic, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C.62 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 413/1, RSC I Cassia 10, SRCV I 364, aVF, struck with worn dies, Rome mint, weight 3.867g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 63 B.C. Obverse: veiled bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, L before; Reverse: LONGIN III V, voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista.

The reverse of this Longinus denarius captures a fascinating moment when a Roman citizen casts his ballot. "The abbreviation III V [ir] indentifies Longinus as one of the three annually appointed mintmasters (officially called tres viri aere argento auro flando feriundo). A citizen is seen casting his vote into the urn. On the ballot is the letter 'U', short for uti rogas, a conventional formula indicating assent to a motion. The picture alludes to the law, requested by an ancestor of the mintmaster, which introduced the secret ballot in most proceedings of the popular court" (Meier, Christian. Caesar, a Biography. Berlin: Severin and Siedler, 1982. Plate 6).

The date that this denarius was struck possesses unique significance for another reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, philosopher, orator, humanist) was elected consul for the year 63 BC -- the first man elected consul who had no consular ancestors in more than 30 years. A "new man," Cicero was not the descendant of a "patrician" family, nor was his family wealthy (although Cicero married "well"). Cicero literally made himself the man he was by the power of the words he spoke and the way in which he spoke them. A witness to and major player during the decline of the Roman Republic, Cicero was murdered in 43 BC by thugs working for Marc Antony. But Cicero proved impossible to efface.

Cicero's words became part of the bed rock of later Roman education. As Peter Heather notes, every educated young man in the late Roman Empire studied "a small number of literary texts under the guidance of an expert in language and literary interpretation, the grammarian. This occupied the individual for seven or more years from about the age of eight, and concentrated on just four authors: Vergil, Cicero, Sallust and Terence" (Heather, Peter. The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 17).

Plutarch: Cicero's Death

But in the meantime the assassins were come with a band of soldiers, Herennius, a centurion, and Popillius, a tribune, whom Cicero had formerly defended when prosecuted for the murder of his father. Finding the doors shut, they broke them open, and Cicero not appearing, and those within saying they knew not where he was, it is stated that a youth, who had been educated by Cicero in the liberal arts and sciences, an emancipated slave of his brother Quintus, Philologus by name, informed the tribune that the litter was on its way to the sea through the close and shady walks. The tribune, taking a few with him, ran to the place where he was to come out. And Cicero, perceiving Herennius running in the walks, commanded his servants to set down the litter; and stroking his chin, as he used to do, with his left hand, he looked steadfastly upon his murderers, his person covered with dust, his beard and hair untrimmed, and his face worn with his troubles. So that the greatest part of those that stood by covered their faces whilst Herennius slew him. And thus was he murdered, stretching forth his neck out of the litter, being now in his sixty-fourth year. Herennius cut off his head, and, by Antony's command, his hands also, by which his Philippics were written; for so Cicero styled those orations he wrote against Antony, and so they are called to this day.

When these members of Cicero were brought to Rome, Antony was holding an assembly for the choice of public officers; and when he heard it, and saw them, he cried out, "Now let there be an end of our proscriptions." He commanded his head and hands to be fastened up over the rostra, where the orators spoke; a sight which the Roman people shuddered to behold, and they believed they saw there, not the face of Cicero, but the image of Antony's own soul. And yet amidst these actions he did justice in one thing, by delivering up Philologus to Pomponia, the wife of Quintus; who, having got his body into her power, besides other grievous punishments, made him cut off his own flesh by pieces, and roast and eat it; for so some writers have related. But Tiro, Cicero's emancipated slave, has not so much as mentioned the treachery of Philologus.

Translation by John Dryden:

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Lucius Verus.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus, Denarius62 viewsLucius Verus 161-169 A.D.

RIC 515
1 commentsBarry
L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus & Q. Servilius Caepio - Calpurnia-5a62 viewsRoman Republic. L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus & Q. Servilius Caepio. 100 B.C. AR Denarius. (3.922 grams 17mm). Obverse: Laureate head of Saturn r.; behind, harpa; around, PISO. CAEPIO. Q. Reverse: Two male figures (Quaestors) seated on bench (subsellium) side by side; to l. and r., corn-ear; in exergue, AD. FRV. EMV. EX. S. C. Sydenham 603, Crawford 330/1a, RCV 210, RSC Calpurnia-5a2 commentsBud Stewart
L. Marcus Philippus - Marcia-2862 viewsL Marcus Philippus AR denarius (3.73 gm). 56 BC. Diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus hehind, ANCVS below / equestrian statue on aquaduct, AQVA MAR between arches, PHILLIVS behind. Marcia 28, Sydenham 919, Crawford 425/1, RCV 382 Bud Stewart
Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 9162 viewsObv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

Ex-Harlan Berk. Ex-Forvm, where it was described as gVF, superb portrait, tight flan.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
Macrinus, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2362 views23mm, 5.5g

ex Rutten & Wieland
1 commentsareich
170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #262 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #2
avers:- DN-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
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,
046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,62 views046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,
diameter: 14,5-15mm, weight: 0,37g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark:
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #0162 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #01
avers:- +•MONETA•MAThIE•DG, Two-part Hungarian shield (stripes, patriarchal cross) in circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•h-VnGARIAE•, Patriarchal cross in circle of dots, mint-mark on each side (B-S); border of dots.
diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-S, by Stephan Kowách (Pohl 202-1).
date: 1461 A.D., ref: Unger-554.b, CNH-2-218, Huszar-702,
1 commentsquadrans
Egypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3307, D-5989-91, Tyche left, L-E, across the field,62 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3307, D-5989-91, Tyche left, L-E, across the field,
avers:- A-K-M-OVA-MAΞIMIANOC-CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- L-E across the field, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, star to left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight:6,48 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 289-290 A.D., Year 5 L-E., ref: Geissen-3307, Dattari-5989-91, Kapmann-Ganschow-120.46-p-353,
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #162 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-IIII-COS-P-P, Maximinus standing left, right hand raised, holding spear in left; two standards behind to the left, one right.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29-30mm, weight: 19,40g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-40, p-, C-71, BMC 221,
Menander I Soter AE Square Chalkous62 viewsAttribution: Mitchiner 134, Type 239; of Pushkalavati, chief workshop; Bactria
Date: 155-130 BC
Obverse: Elephant head with trunk raised and bell suspended from neck
Reverse: Karosthi inscription (Maharajasa Tratasara Menandrasa) around club of Herakles, monogram to l., “A” to r.
Size: 14 mm
Weight: 2.93 grams
0. Miletus62 viewsMiletus
AR 1/12 stater
c. 500 BC (minted begining 550 and ending 494 when Miletus was destroyed by Persia)

obv. lion head facing right
moneta 350.jpg
Caracalla Provincial, Nicaea, AE1562 viewsobv: Radiate head right
rev: Palm branch within urn
Struck 196-217 A.D.
ex: automan
1 commentsJericho
moneta 705 large.jpg
Faustina Sr. Posthumous Denarius, Rome62 viewsobv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.
rev: AETERNITIS. Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter.
Struck after 143 A.D. by Antoninus Pius
RIC 350a
RSC 34a
Maximinus Thrax, Moushmov 289362 viewsAnchialus, Thrace mint, Maximinus Thrax, 235-238 A.D. AE, 26.5mm 8.43g, Moushmov 2893
O: AVT MAXIMEINOC EV CEB ACN, laureate head right
R: AGCIALEWN, dolphin between two tunny fish.
*note I had to look it up because it was bugging me, but a tunny fish is another name for a tuna fish!
3 commentscasata137ec
Neron Semis.jpg
14-08 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)62 viewsAE Semis 20 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERO CAESAR AVG" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P - S C" - Roma con yelmo sentada a izquierda Sobre una coraza militar, portando una corona en mano derecha levantada y Parazonium (espada militar corta, ancha y sin punta, que llevaban los Jefes militares como seńal de distinción) en izquierda.

Acuńada 66 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: NO LISTADA, EN TODOS LOS CASOS DIFIEREN EN LA LEYENDA DEL REVERSO (una sola P) - RIC Vol.1 #549 var Pag.182 - BMCRE #402 var - Cohen Vol.1 #237 var Pag.295 - DVM #35 var Pag.87

Mr. Curtis Clay says:
"IMP P in place of IMP P P appears with some frequency on Lugdunese bronzes of Nero, but not often enough to justify the belief that it was intentional. I attribute it to carelessness, not planning ahead and running out of space before the intended legend was complete.
Nonetheless the error seems to be unrecorded for this particular type, so it is also "unpublished"!"
Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,62 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers:- NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers:- APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
Nero Poppea Alexandrian Billon Tetradrachm62 viewsNero
Reigned AD 54-68
Coin Struck AD 64-65
öln 157, Dattari 196, BMC 122-123, RPC 5275

O: NEPW KLAV KAIS SEB GEP AV radiate head right

R: POPPAIA SEBASTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, LI to right. K
Cappadocia, Caesarea. Nerva62 views(Didrachm / AD 97)
Laureate head of Nerva right.
Club of Hercules.
2 commentsancientone
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2015) (plate coin)62 viewsCommodus AD 177-192
AE 26, 11.61g, 26.03, 90°
struck under hegemon Caecilius Servilianus
laureate head, r.
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding reed in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var. (has rudder)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. (plate coin)
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4338

Pick called the object in the r. hand of the river-god a rudder. But here it is clearly a waterplant. I think this type has 2 subtypes:
subtype a with the urn within or above the groundline and a typical waterplant, and
subtype b with the urn under the groundline and a waterplant looking more like a rudder
Here it is obviously subtype a. But look at my other coins of this type!
2 commentsJochen
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2015) (plate coin)62 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 29, 12.45g, 28.76mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
Youth, nude to hips, std. l. on rocks, looking r., holding reed in raised r. hand
and resting with l. hand on rock.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1810 (2 ex., Paris, trade)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3663
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. (plate coin)
very rare, VF, deep green patina

Because there is now urn with flowing water, Pick thinks that the youth is a mountain-god.
1 commentsJochen
114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,62 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,
Otacilia Severa, Concordia62 viewsM OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed draped bust right on crescent

Concordia seated left sacrificing over alter and holding cornucopia

RIC 126 Rome (year 247)
Ant; 3.71g; 22-24mm

I'm unsure of the nature of the blemish on the front and back- it looks as though maybe something had been welded on, maybe for jewelry and then removed.
AE 29, 18.4g
Diademed draped bust right
Moesia standing, facing between bull & lion
Viminacium, Moesia Superior
This coin has very nice dark green patina
Marcus aurelius 161-180 A.D.62 viewsObv:bust r.wearing paludamentum and cuirass seen from the rear
R:sarapis to r.
PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos.62 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC.
With the influence of the Olympics games , Silver Stater.
Obverse : Two wrestlers grappling; ИF between.
Reverse : Slinger in throwing stance right , EΣTFEΔIIYΣ to left , triskeles to right; all within pelleted square border.
Ref ; Tekin Series 4; SNG France 101 (same obv. die).
Max Dia 22.5 mm, 10.46 gr, die axis 1h , VF., rare , scattered marks under tone.

The Sam Mansourati Collection. NO. AGAP 3252.

Given as a Present to Mr. Steven Eiland , on 05/15/2016 .
Nice Patraos62 viewsPatraos --AR Tetradrachm (12.8gm). Laureate head of Apollo R/Horseman riding down fallen warrior. SNG ANS 1031, Sear 1520.featherz
Mysia, Pergamon, Roma / Telesphoros, AE1662 views16mm, 2.87g
Mysia, Pergamon; 1st century AD; Pollionos magistrate
obv: ΠЄΡΓΑΜ[ΗΝΩΝ], helmeted head Roma right
rev: EΠI CTP ΠOΛΛIΩ, Telesphoros standing facing
Cf. SNG BN Paris 1961

ex Tom Vossen
Pharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm62 viewsPharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm

Helmeted head of Athena right "T-Theta" behind her neck

Horsehead right "FARS" around all within an incuse square

SNG Cop 223


Ex Aegean
1 commentsPhiloromaos
AEQVITAS AVG62 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
3 commentstibsi67
PHRYGIA, APAMEIA62 viewsca. 133 - 48 BC
AE 22 mm 5.82 g
O: Bust of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmeth
R: APAMEWN, eagle alighting on base with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, ANTIFWN [MENEKLEOS (magistrate), mostly off flan] below
2 commentslaney
Roman Republic, Q. Antonius Balbus 83-2 B.C., Serrate Denarius62 viewsRoman Republic • Q. Antonius Balbus 83-2 B.C., Serrate Denarius
3.63g, 5h, Rome Mint.
Laureate Head of Jupiter right, SC behind/Victory driving quadriga right, holding reins, palm frond and wreath, B below horses.
Crawford 364/1dSydenham 742b, Antonia 1.
CNG grade: Superb EF, lightly toned. My annotation: Reverse struck off center.
Larry M2
POLAND - Sigismund III62 viewsPOLAND - Sigismund III (1587-1632) AR Ort (1/4 Thaler), 1622. Obv.: Half-length figure of crowned and armored king facing right, holding ornate orb and sword. Rev.: Crowned arms divide date; legends surround. Reference: Klimek #683. dpaul7
Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC 309.jpg
Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC V/2 30962 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.
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-A, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #162 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-A, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right, seen from back. (A)
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: T//XXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,87g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 905, p-117,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding right, #162 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 878, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo: -/-//KAB, no exergual line, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 4,02g, axes:5h,
mint: Serdica 4ht emission, date: 277 A.D.,(80-81 A.D.), ref: RIC-V-II-878, p-114,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 704, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/P//XXI, Pax standing left, Rare !!!,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 704, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/P//XXI, Pax standing left, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (Gvar-without helmet)
revers:- PAX-AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/P//XXI, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 7th. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-704, Alfoldi-41-No-Not-in this officina, Rare !!!,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,62 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",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 543, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, -/-//ΔXXI, Mars walking left, , C,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 543, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, -/-//ΔXXI, Mars walking left, , 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.
exerg: -/-//ΔXXI, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,70g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 9th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-543, p-74, C-358, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis,"Square shield", seen from back.
revers:- AERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, date: 277A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-376, p-58, Heroic Bust Type , Square shield, seen from back,
L. Procilius, Crawford 379/162 viewsRoman Republic, L. Procilius, gens Procilia
AR - denarius
Rome, 80 BC
obv. Head of Juppiter r.
behind S.C
rev. Statue of Juno Sospita, advancing r., holding shield and spear, snake before
behind L.PROCILI / F
Crawford 379/1; Sydenham 771; Procilia 1

Clearly you can see the beak-shoe-like bending of her shoes!
Lydia, Saitta, Herakles / lion, AE1562 views2nd century AD
15mm, 1.65g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right, club over left shoulder
rev: lion advancing left
SNG Leypold 1146
Lydia, Sala, Herakles / Grapes, AE1562 views15mm, 2.95g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: C[A]ΛHNΩN
SNG von Aulock 3111; Lindgren 798; SNG Leypold -
ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
3 commentsareich
Egypt, Ptolemy V.-VI., (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b62 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy V.-VI., (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b
avers:- Laureate head of Head of Zeus-Ammon right.
revers:- ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Two eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Cornucopiae in left field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 28-30mm, weight: 20,95g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, date:180-145 BC.,?? , ref: Sv-1424b (as Ptolemy V-VI),
Schjöth 1466, Hartill 6.58-59 Type B1, KM 39062 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
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 481 var.62 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II 481 var (Not listed in RIC with this bust and legend combination)

Additional comments coutesy of Curtis Clay:-

“A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt.
BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck.
Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!
Obviously quite a scarce item, and an attractive specimen!”
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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038 - Nerva Dupondius - RIC 06162 viewsObv:– IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– FORTVNA AVGVST / S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Mint – Rome
Reference RIC 61
Weight 13.2g
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm (R of ARAB corrected over B)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
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132 - Probus - RIC 905 - Bust Type C (Cyzicus) (Q / XXI)62 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre
Minted in Cyzicus (Q in centre field, XXI in exe)
Reference:– RIC 905 Bust type C
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132 - Probus - RIC 386 - Bust Type C (Ticinum) (VXXT)62 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVA, Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left
Minted in Ticinum (VXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 5. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 386 Bust type C
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Rome 16362 viewsObv:– MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma seated, facing,head left, in hexastyle temple, right holding globe, left sceptre, with shield at her side; knobs as acroteria
Minted in Rome (RT in exe), Summer A.D. 307
References:– RIC VI Rome 163 (Rare)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Trier 21662 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar inscribed with *.
Minted in Trier. STR in exe. A.D. 319
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 216 (R3) (SOLD)
Second_RIC 1062 viewsThis coin was reportedly found in North Africa together with denarii of Clodius Macer and Galba. Although gorgeous in my view, it too had to find another keeper at one stage. Luckily it found someone who really cares. The reverse die is a bit worn and there is a flan crack, but the obverse is something else...1 commentsjmuona
RIC 0389 Domitianus62 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI / S C, Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm
AE/As - 28.18 mm 11.01 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 389 (R) BMCRE 359A Paris 382
ex CNG Electronic Auction 303 Lot 309
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
RIC 0588 Vespasianus62 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS, Laureate head left
Rev : AEQVITAS AVGVST / S - C, Aequitas standing left, scales in right, cornucopia in left
AE/As (27.47 mm 10.60 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A D
RIC 588 (R), BMCRE unlisted, BNF unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//--, Emperor riding left,62 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!
064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:- LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:- BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.

Liberalitas seated not listed for this issue in any of the major references.
064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:- L - SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:- LIERTA (sic.) AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference:– BMC -. RIC -. RSC -.

This error not noted in the major references.
47562 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Unmarked mint
RIC 475
2 commentsmauseus
Roman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,62 viewsRoman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,
type: Gagat-bracelet,
size: 65-71x5,5mm,
weight: 10,02g,
date: ??? A.D.,
distribution:??? ,
Nero AE Dupondius62 views66 AD. Lugdunum mint.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR POT P P - Laureate head of Nero, globe at point of bust.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI - Victory holding wreath and palm.
RIC 525, Cohen 344, RCV 1970v
6 commentsMinos
CLAUDIUS (41-54 AD), AE as, LIBERTAS62 viewsObverse- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Reverse- LIBERTAS AVGVSTA/ S-C, Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand.
RIC 113, 28 mm, 9.03 g.
NGC Ch F ("sand patina", Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5), cert. #4094567-003.
Ex-?, probably eBay, July 2011, purchased raw.
Comments: I've always liked "sandy" or "desert" patina on late Roman coins from the eastern empire, but have hardly ever seen it on earlier Imperial coins like this. I've forgotten who I bought this from, though I think it was off eBay. I saved some partial notes, though unfortunately they didn't include the seller's name or the exact cost. I do remember being happy with the price. The seller said this was struck at Tarraco, circa 50-54 AD. I'm not entirely sure of the attribution.

5 commentslordmarcovan
HADRIAN (117-138 AD), AR denarius, Roma62 viewsObverse- Hadrian Denarius. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder.
Reverse- P M TR P COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass, shield behind, holding Victory and scepter.
RIC 77, RSC 1103, 19 mm, 3.5 g.
Ex- Mathew Baca, through a swap on Collectors Universe, November, 2011.
While it's not super high grade or anything, I just really like the look of this coin... a lot. With a nice expressive portrait, full legends on both sides, good centering, and some handsome grey-brown toning that sets off the devices superbly, what's not to like? Got this in a trade with Mat, who's been good to deal with. I've been pleased to take on a few of his castoffs. A pretty decent Trajan denarius also came with that deal, but this was the coin that cinched the swap for me.
3 commentslordmarcovan
62 viewsSabina Augusta Hadriani Avg pp. Diad and draped bust r.Hair coiled and piled on top of head.REV No legend Venus stg.r.viewed partially from behind,holding helmet and spear and resting on column against which rest shield.Weight 3,30gr RIC 4123 commentsspikbjorn
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Sardeis, Lydia AE1662 viewsobv: Head of young Heracles right
rev: Apollo standing right, holding raven and branch
Struck 2nd-1st century B.C.
Augusta Traiana Caracalla Sicinnius Clarus62 viewsCaracalla as co-emperor
Governor Q. Sicinnius Clarus Po[ntianus?] 202AD cf. Stein Reichsbeamte Thracia p.46-7
AE27 13.65g
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
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!

No tags from auction nor Righetti’s own
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
Herakles and Zeus62 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.
GS70917. Silver drachm, Price 1515; ADM II Series V, 91 - 95; SNG München 474; Müller Alexander -, VF, attractive style, Troas, Abydus mint, weight 4.097g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 180o, Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I;

obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck;

reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, horse leg left, Ξ under throne; ex Nemesis;

Herakles is the son of the divine Zeus and mortal Alcemene who was cursed by the jealous Hera to murder his entire family. He then had to overcome twelve labors given to him by King Eurystheus to repent for the atrocity. The first labor (defeating the Nemean Lion) is portrayed on the obverse of this coin.

Zeus is the main king of the Olympians ruling over the realm of man. He is known to be a notorious womanizer having affairs with several divine and mortal women, which constantly makes his wife Hera extremely jealous. He is associated with lightning and the eagle (as shown on the reverse of this coin) among other symbols.
Colby S
Arsaces II62 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, 193-211 AD. AR Denarius62 views
Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, Silver Denarius
"Septimius Severus and family's sixth gift of money to the people."
* Sixth Largesse *

Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG * Laureate head right.
Rev: LIBERLITAS AVG VI - Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter in right hand, arm partially extended, and cornucopia in left hand & arm.

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Rome
Struck: 208 AD.

Size: 19 mm.
Weight: 2.80 grams
Die axis: 10°

Condition: Beautiful, clear & clean with bright luster. Some mild splitting of the flan from strike, but well-struck. Good full legends and clear, strong images on both sides, with handsome portrait of the Emperor.

Cohen 298
RIC IV, 278a
SEAR RCV II, (2002), 6306, page 461

80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)62 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG - S C" – Virtus (La virilidad) estante a izquierda, apoyando su mano derecha en un escudo a su lado y portando lanza en izquierda.

Acuńada 1ra. Emisión 253 - 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322
Severus Alexander / RIC 278.62 viewsDenarius, 222-223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS / Fides seated, holding standard with left hand; right hand extended and holding eagle. Another standard in front of her .
4.20 gm., 19 mm.
RIC 278.
1 commentsCallimachus
028. Severus Alexander, 222-235. AR Denarius. Victoria.62 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. AD 231-235.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev. Victoria standing left, left hand holding palm, right resting on shield, bound captive at feet VICTORIA AVG.

RIC 257, RSC 558a. aEF.

Struck to commemorate the 'victories' over the Persians in the emperors' eastern campaign of 231-233.
2 commentsLordBest
L. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla - Manlia-462 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla. 82 BC. Denarius. Mint moving with Sulla. L. MANLI before, PRO.Q behind, helmeted Roma right / Sulla, being crowned by Victory, in quadriga right; L SVLLA IM in exergue. Crawford 367/5; Syd 757; SRCV 286: Manlia-44 commentsBud Stewart
Titus RIC 4162 viewsAR Denarius
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
ADVENTVS AVG62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
5 commentstibsi67
Teodosio I, zecca di Antiochia (383-395 d.C.)62 viewsAE4, 11 mmm, 1,28 gr. (383-395 d.C.)
D/ DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, busto perlato-diademato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Vittoria che avanza a sx, portando un trofeo sulla spalla e trascinando un prigioniero; ANT D (delta) in ex
RIC IX Antiochia 67b
NOTA: identificato sul forum FAC in italiano, presentato dal venditore canadese (ACC, Richmond Hill, Ontario) come imitazione vandala di Valentiniano II
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 giugno 2010, numero catalogo 112), ex dr. Alexander Fishman collection (Ancient Coins, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada, fino al 2010).
Terra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,62 viewsTerra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,
type:Terra Sigillata
size: mm,
weight: g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Theodore 1224-123062 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-Headed Scepter and Patriarchal Cross-Topped Globus Cruciger, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2168, DO Vol IV pl. XXXIX 10
Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm62 viewsSilver Drachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to right, cloak and petasos flying out behind.
Rev:– LAR/ISAI, bridled horse galloping right, all in incuse square
Minted in Thessaly, Larissa from 440-400 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Oxford - (vgl. 3865). SNG Cop. -.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
Titus Judea capta sestertius-2.JPG
Titus Judea capta sestertius62 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, 72 A.D.
Obverse: T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP IIII PON TR POT II COS II, laureate head right; Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing shield hung on palm tree
Hendin 777, RIC 640, Cohen 383, Scarce
25.82g, 35.2mm
Purchased right here at Forvm Ancient Coins!
2 commentsJerome Holderman
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Titus RIC-12062 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 120 (C), BMC 56, RSC 314
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Square seat, draped with cloth hanging in folds, above which is a winged thunderbolt, lying horizontal: ('pulvinar' of Jupiter and Juno)
Acquired from Imperial Coins, June 2007.

Same type as BMCRE 51 but with the left facing portrait.

A pleasing portrait, even if the coin itself is a bit off-center.

Titus as Caesar RIC V51862 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V518 (R2), BMC - .RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

The coin was minted in 73 AD when Titus shared the censorship with Vespasian, as evidenced by the CENS in the obverse legend. The reverse features Salus, which might be an allusion to the emperor Vespasian's health. The reverse type is rare for Titus and extremely rare with the obverse legend ending in CENS. Unlisted in the major catalogs until the new Flavian RIC II was published, it sites 2 examples - one in Vienna, the other part of the Walter Holt collection.

A decent coin in good metal featuring an excellent early portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
Titus RIC-12962 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 129 (C), BMC 80, RSC 323
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Tripod with fillets; above, dolphin
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, October 2008.

Rarer left facing portrait of the type. The right facing example was probably minted at a ratio of 10:1 compared to the left facing.

Another tough coin to track down. Nicely centered with a better than average portrait.
1 commentsvespasian70
Titus RIC-10362 viewsAR Denarius
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
Trajan Denarius 62 viewsOBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P
Laureate head right
Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
19mm, 2.81g

It is my first Roman Coin!
3 commentsmiffy
ABVNDANTIA AVG62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
1 commentsTibsi
PANNONIAE62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
2 commentsTibsi
RIC 20362 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Laur. r., aegis.
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.
19 mm, 3.42 g

ex Triton XIII
6 commentsklausklage
Trajan, RIC 607, Sestertius of AD 112-114 (Aqua Traiana)62 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.4g, Ř33mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 112-114.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P laureate bust of Trajan right, light drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: AQVA TRAIANA [in ex.] SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [around] S C [left and right in ex.] Genius of the Aqua Traiana reclining left in arched shrine supported by two columns; holding reed and resting left arm on urn from which water flows.
RIC 607 [S]; Cohen 23; Strack 421; MIR 448b and pl. 89 (citing 19 examples of this variety); BMC 975; RCV 3179 var. (COS V); RHC 103:53

This type celebrates the construction of the Aqua Traiana which was dedicated on 20 June 109 constructed to improve the water supply of Rome. A branch of the Anio Novus was carried over the valley between the Caelian and the Aventine. The aqueduct terminated in the Transtiberim region of ancient Rome, the present-day Trastevere.
A lofty arcade was built upon the 'agger' of Servilius Tullius and passing over the Via Appia and the Porta Capena to the Piscina Publica. Terra-cotta water pipes with the name of Trajan and a leaden pipe inscribed AQVA TRAIANA have been found in excavations.

Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear / A.C.C.S., Ref. 102CR/RI/C/V, January 8, 2015
1 commentsCharles S
MARTEM PROGNATOREM62 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
Rev.: ...PROGNATOREM (instead of ...PROPVGNATOREM)
cca. 5-6 examples known only
extremely rare
1 commentstibsi67
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UTRECHT - Netherlands Lion Daalder62 viewsUTRECHT - Netherlands AR Lion Daalder, 1680. Rosette mintmark. Obv.: Knight (without helmet plume) over shield with lion. Rev.: Rampant lion left. Reference: KM#72.dpaul7
Titus as Caesar RIC-V1444 var.62 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC V1444 var., BMC p. 98 note, RSC 127 var., RPC 845 var.
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.

Better in hand than the photo suggests.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
30-01 - AELIO (136 - 138 D.C.)62 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
VALENS-962 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG pearl diademed draped anc cuirassed bust right

Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE Victory advancing left carrying wreath and palm branch

Exe: TESA Thessalonica mint

Ref: RIX IX 18b type i 2.4g 16mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, VALERIAN I62 viewsAE 33. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
3 commentsbenito
Velia, Lucania62 views305-290 BC (Period VII, Philistion Group)
AR Didrachm (22mm, 7.33g)
O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet decorated with griffin; palmette on neck-guard, Θ (Philistion) behind.
R: Lion standing right with head facing, devouring ram‘s head; grasshopper between Φ-I above, YEΛHTΩN in ex.
William 415; HN Italy 1305; SNG ANS 1361; SNG Ashmolean 1322-4
ex Praefectus Coins

Velia was never conquered by the Lucanians, and in 275 BC signed an alliance with Rome. However over the centuries the mouths of the two rivers between which the city was built silted up the harbor, resulting in a ruined trade. In time the city became surrounded by marshlands, malaria ensued, and its inhabitants moved away.
Velia had managed to withstand centuries of regional hostility, but withered before the forces of nature.
4 commentsEnodia
Vespasian62 viewsAR denarius
Weight: 3.52 g
76 AD
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / laureate head of Vespasian right
Reverse: COS VII / Eagle with wings spread, standing front on low garlanded base, head left
RIC 847

The reverse is possibly a reference to Mucianus death, which occured around the time the coin was minted. After the death of Galba (69), Mucianus and Vespasian (who was at the time in Iudaea) both swore allegiance to Otho, but when the civil war broke out Mucianus persuaded Vespasian to take up arms against Vitellius, who had seized the imperial throne...
4 commentsMarcus Lepidus
Vespasian, RIC 1191, dupondius, Lugdunum mint, AD 72-73 (Pax)62 viewsĆ Dupondius (13.4g, Ř 28mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 72-73
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, radiate head right, globe at tip of bust.
Rev.: PAX AVG (around) S C (field), Pax standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar, holding branch and caduceus.
RIC 1191; Cohen 301;
ex D.Ruskin ("found near Withey, Oxfordshire, UK").
Charles S
Moesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-43-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #0162 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), PM 01-43-01, -/-//AN IIII, AE-Dupondius, Hare, Rare!!!, #01
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMSC-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, holding hare by its hind legs and standard, date AN IIII in exergo.
exergo: -/-//AN IIII, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 10,83g, axis:1 h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 242-243 A.D., ref: Pick-090, PM-1-43-1, Rare!!!, #01
Moesia, Viminacium, 083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-08-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #0162 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-08-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-C-GALLVS-P-FELIX-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: 26mm, weight:10,46g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 251-252 A.D., ref: Pick-165, PM-5-08-5, Mus-,
Moesia, Viminacium, 084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-26-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #0162 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-
Vitellius BMC1 obv and rev.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, RIC 6662 viewsVitellius
AR Denarius
Rome Mint. 69 A.D.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP - Laureate bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA P R - Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC 66. Cohen 18. RCV 2196. RSC 18.
Taras, Calabria62 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
ex Roma Numismatics
2 commentsEnodia
Vespasian-RIC-145762 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus mint, 74 AD
RIC 1457 (C), BMC 475, RSC 277, RPC 853 (10 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., star
Acquired from Beast Coins, March 2011.

The obverse is a die match to the RIC plate coins 1457 and 1458. Notice that the COS V appears to have been re-engraved over an earlier date(?).

Wonderful Ephesus style portrait on the obverse.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
61 viewsSCOTLAND, Communion Tokens. Dalziel. Robert Clason
Minister, circa 1786-1801
PB Token (20mm, 3.15 g)
Dated 1798
Dalzel/ R C/ 1798
Barzinski 1873; Brook -

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

Ex Lockdale's 83 (27 March 2011), lot 1112
2 commentsArdatirion
Philadelphia, Lydia61 views159-133 B.C.
Bronze Ć16
4.84 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield
Rev.: ΦIΛAΔEΛ/ΦEΩN above and below thunderbolt, monogram above, all within olive wreath
BMC Lydia, p.187, 1, 2; Sear 4723; cf SNG Von Aulock 3060.

Another view
2 commentsJaimelai
Johannes61 viewsJohannes AE4
13 mm 1.49 gm
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust right
Victory advancing left holding palm and wreath, T in left field, RM in ex;
2 commentsJohn Campbell
DIOCLETIAN61 viewsAE follis. Serdica 305-307 AD. 9,33 grs. Laureate bust right,wearing imperial mantle,and holding branch and mappa. D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG. / Quies and Providentia,the latter holding branch and leaning on sceptre facing each other. PROVIDENTIA DEORUM QUIES AVGG. S A F in field. .SM. SD. in exergue. C.493 (2f). RIC.15 b.
Roman Empire, Domitian.61 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
61 viewsTanit
SELEUCID KINGDOM, ANTIOCH, 154-153 BC61 viewsTetradrachm, 30mm, 16.81g, 1h
Demetrios I, Soter.

O. Diademed head right within laurel wreath
R. Tyche, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right; ΔΗΜ-ΗΤPΙΟV, ΣΩΤ-ΗPΟΣ to left, ΠΑ and ANT monograms outer left, ΘΝΡ=159 (Seleukid Era)=154-153 BC in exergue

Newell SMA 107; SC 1641.4a; HGC 9, 798.

Ex Fredy Vortisch Collection
4 commentsAZRobbo
ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC61 viewsTetradrachm , 22mm, 16.85g

O.Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with necklace
R. AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, ; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG, 262, Lot 95
2 commentsrobertpe
Hadrian, Sestertius - 006561 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P , laureate and draped bust right
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian raising kneeling figure of Hipania
24.3 gr
Ref : RCV # 3633, scarce

Trčs usée mais pas courante
Potator II
Diva Faustina II, Sestertius61 viewsPosthumous issue, Rome mint, after AD 176
DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
SIDERIBVS RECEPTA, Diana standing right, holding a torch, SC in field
19.76 gr
Ref : Cohen # 215, RCV # 5233 v
Potator II
Leo I and Verina, Verina Standing61 viewsBronze AE4, RIC 713-718, Fair, 1.23g, 10.8mm, 45o, obverse D N LE-O (or similar), Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Empress Verina standing facing holding cross on globe and transverse scepter, b - E across fields, ex Forumecoli73
02 Litra 2Ş Democracia.jpg
GREEK, Sicily, Syracruse, Litra. Segunda Democracia (466-406 aC)61 viewsCeca: Siracusa (Sicilia)
Datación: 470-466 aC. Emisión bajo Keto
Valor: Litra
Catálogo: Boehringer 467; SNG ANS 138; Sear Greek Coins 929
Conservación: EBC-
Metal: AR
Peso: 0,65 gr.
Diámetro: 13 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza diademada de Artemisa-Arethusa a derecha, llevando pendiente, collar y diadema de cuentas. Leyenda EYPA.
Reverso: Pulpo
3 commentsJuan B
Macrinus AE 25 Markianopolis61 viewsMoushmov 527, SNGCop 221
10.5 g, 25 mm
Magistrate Pontianus
AVT K M OPEL MAKPEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VP PONTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLEITWN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae
2 commentsMark Z2
Nero to Trajan61 viewsA virtual tray showing coins as they are actually displayed in my collection
Please, click to enlarge
Full description attribution and references of the coins are available in my different galleries
1 commentsPotator II
037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,61 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head, right.
revers:- TR-POT-XXII-IMP-V-COS III, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields,
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:168 A.D., ref: RIC-III-959, p-290, Cohen 819,
Mysia, Pergamon, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Diodorus, strategus, Weisser 1110, AE-30, EΠI CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated left, holding patera feding serpent,61 viewsMysia, Pergamon, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Diodorus, strategus, Weisser 1110, AE-30, EΠI-CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated left, holding patera feeding serpent,
avers:- AV-KA-AVP-ΚΟMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- EΠI-CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated, left, feeding serpent from patera, holding staff.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 11,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pergamum; Asia: Conventus of Pergamum; Mysia, date: 182-184 A.D., ref: Weisser 1110,
Gallienus, Sestertius61 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Laureate and draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right
CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordia standing left, holding double cornucopia and patera.
18.5 gr
Ref : RIC # 209, Göbl # 15dd, Cohen #132, RCV #10467
1 commentsPotator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus Silvered Antoninianus61 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 only records 2 examples of this variety
Mark Z
Thrace, Hadriannopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Varbanov II 3354, AE-18, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes,61 viewsThrace, Hadriannopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Varbanov II 3354, AE-18, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVK•Λ•CEΠ•CEV•H•POC, Laureate head right.
revers:-AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref:Varbanov II 3354, p-277,
05. Philip III.61 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
Constantius, Follis - 007061 viewsCyzicus mint, 2nd officina
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, genius standing left, KB at exergue
9.65 gr
Constance Chlore, follis, Ref : Cohen # 102, SUP
Potator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus61 viewsRIC Vb 225 Antioch 268 A.D.
3.42 g, 20 mm x 21 mm
IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate head left
VIRTVS AVG, Minerva standing right, holding spear, resting hand on shield
Mark Z
Bithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #161 viewsBithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #1
avers:- M-AVP-CEVH-AΛEΞANΔROC-AVΓ, Laureate head right,
revers:- NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC ???,
076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, Antioch, P M TR P VI COS P P, Emperor standing left, Rare!!!,61 views076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, Antioch, 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 !!!
1 commentsquadrans
Constantius II61 viewsConstantius II AE3. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears & shields with two standards between them, RBT in ex.3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Trajan Denarius - Sol (RIC II 326)61 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117 AD

Obv: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan (R).

Rev: Radiate and draped head of SOL (R)


RIC II 326 RSC 188
4 commentsKained but Able
116 Carinus.JPG
Carinus Alexandian Tet.61 viewsAE Tetradrachm, 282-283 AD
Obv: AKMA KAPINOC CEB, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ETOVC, Nike advancing right, holding wreath.
2 commentsjdholds
12- Trajan Sest.JPG
Trajan Sestertius61 viewsAE Sestertius, 103 AD
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / SC, Victory standing right inscribing VIC / DAC on shield which rests on a palm trunk.
34mm. 25.2 grams
Van Meter 54/6
HPA (monogram of)61 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Tiberius. Ć 17. A.D. 14-37. Obv: TI▪(AVG). Bare head right. Rev: Two colonists (or priests) ploughing right with two oxen; countermark. Ref: BMC 89-91 (Mysia: Parium); RPC 1657; Axis: 330°. Weight: 4.09 g. CM: Monogram of HPA, in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Note: The countermark may possibly refer to a city by the name Heracleia, of which there was one in Bithynia, Caria and Macedon. Collection Automan.Automan
135- Elagabalus Moushmov 617.JPG
Elagabalus Moushmov 61761 viewsAE 27, Markianopolis, 218-222 AD
Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC , Laureate head right.
Rev:VP IOVL ANT CELEVKOV MARKIANOPOLITWN. Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.
27mm, 12.1 gm
Moushmov 617.
2 commentsjdholds
German states. Prussia. Friederich II 1740 - 1786. .3680 silver 1/24 Thaler 1783-A.61 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
German States. BAvaria. Maximillian IV, Joseph as elector 1799 - 1805. .3330 silver 6-Kreuzer.61 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.
Germany. Third Reich. .9000 silver 5-marks 1939-A. 61 viewsGermany. Third Reich. .9000 silver 5-marks 1939-A. 1847-1934 PAUL VON HINDENBURG, head right / DEUTSCHES REICH 1939, Eagle perched on wreath containing swastika divides value.

KM 93
Sear 198761 viewsOrthodoxcoins
2. King Aretas IV Philopatris 9 BC-40 AD and Queen Shaquilath 61 viewsMint: Petra
Ref: Meshorer Nabataean Coins,type 112,113,114 , SNG ANS 1438–43
Obv: Jugate busts of Aretas IV & Queen Shaquilath, Laureate, facing right.
Rev: Crossed cornucopia;Nabataean script.
Aretas/Shaquilath in three lines; two above and one below cornucopia.
Size: AE17mm
2 commentsbrian l
2012 Highlights61 views A few favorites from 2012

1: Lucania, Metapontum didrachm, c. 350 - 330 BC

2: Julius Caesar denarius, 44 BC

3: Publius Fonteius P.f. Capito denarius, c. 55 - 54 BC

4: Tiberius, denarius, 15 - 16 AD

5: Titus, Antioch denarius, 72 - 73 AD

6: Asia Minor, Carian Islands drachm, c. 88 - 84 BC

7: Tiberius, Olba, Cilicia Ć 24, c. 14 - 16 AD

8: Caius Fonteius denarius, 114 - 113 BC

9: Severus Alexander denarius, 231 AD

10: Maximinus I, Alexandria tetradrachm, 235 - 236 AD
4 commentsSPQR Coins
KAI and laureate head61 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima. Nero. Ć 23. A.D. 68 (year 14 of the reign of Nero). Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front; countermark on head (1). Rev: (KAIΣAPIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) or similar, LIΔ in field. Figure (Tyche?) standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure. Ref: RPC 6842; Sear GIC 629. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.49 g. CM(1): KAI in rectangular punch, 8 x 6 mm. Howgego 543 (18 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/68, before the city became colony under Vespasian, to validate coins of Nero. CM(2): Laureate head right, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 115 (12 pcs). Note: Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). In fact, Howgego notes that it may well be the case that all coins bearing countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Collection Automan.Automan
241 Constantius II.jpg
Constantine II, RIC VII 216, Siscia61 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust: Laurerate head right
Campgate, no doors, 10 rows, with arches and dots in top row. 2 turrets, star above.
Exe: epsilon SIS (double crescent)
Date: 321-329 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "C3"
Trophy61 viewsCILICIA. Uncertain colonial mint. Octavian. Ć 19 (Semis). Ca 31-30 B.C. Obv: (P)RINCEPSFELIX. Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: COLONIA-(IVLIA-IIVIR). Two humpded oxen pulling plow to left; in field to left two monograms: (1) VE, (2) TER. Ref: RPC 4083. Axis: 270°. Weight: 5.59 g. Note: The mint has been the subject of some discussion. The monograms of the revers refer to the names of the duovirs. CM: Trophy in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego - (3 pcs in RPC, though). Collection Automan.Automan
MARCO ANTONIO, denario (43-31 a.C.) Legio V61 viewsMarco Antonio (83-30 a.C.), denario.
AR, gr. 3,7; mm 18,2; 180°; BB/qBB,
D/ LEG V, Aquila legionaria tra stendardi.
R/ ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galera.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 gennaio 2008, numero catalogo 70); ex Artemide aste (San Marino, 2007).
2 commentspaolo
314 Valens.jpg
Valens, RIC IX 9b iii(b), Aquileia61 viewsObv: DN VALENS PF AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm branch
Exe: SMAQS B over (dot) in field left
Date: 364-367 AD
Mint: Aquiliea
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC IX 9b type iii (b)
Rated "C"
Constans61 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot BSIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 254, rated C2 (lol). 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Lydia, Nakrasa, Herakles/ coiled serpent around omphalos61 views16mm, 2.75g, 180°
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: NAKPACEΩN, serpent coiled around omphalos

SNG Aulock 3033 var; SNG Leypold 1093 var; SNG München 335 var; SNG Cop 295, BMC Lydia p. 164, 6 var, Weber 6858 var (referenced coins all have magistrate's name on obverse which is not present on this coin); SNG Tübingen -


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1 commentsareich
Victorinus61 viewsNervousRex
Mn. Acilius Glabrio, Crawford44261 viewsMn. Acilius Glabrio, gens Acilia
AR - denarius, 3.79g, 16.9mm
Rome, 49 BC
Head of Salus, laureate, r.
rev. MN.ACILIVS - III.VIR.VALETV (MN and TV ligate)
Valetudo in long garment stg. l., resting l. arm on column and holding snake in r.
Crawford 442/1; Sydenham 922, Acilia 8
SS, iridescent luster

In 219 BC the Greek iatros Archagathos came to Rome. He was the first with knowledge in healing who was allowed to practize his profession freely. After getting the Roman citizenship he was assigned an office in the Via Acilia at government expence. From this time on the gens Acilia claimed to have brought the first medical doctor to Rome. This is mentioned on this coin (Plinius, Nat. hist.)
1 commentsJochen
SALUS AUGUSTI - Emperor Gordian III - AD 24061 viewsGordian III AR Denarius. 240 AD.
obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake.

RIC 129a, RSC 325.

Comment: Last issue of the AR Denarius produced for mass circulation in the Roman Empire.
This was a special issue of six (RIC 115, 127, 129-131) struck marking the marriage of
Gordian III to Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
Aelia Flaccilla61 viewsAE4
Uncertain mint, 378-388 A.D.
13mm, 1.20g

Draped with elaborate head-dress, necklace, and mantle, bust right.

Victory seated right, writing Chi-Rho on shield resting on small column.
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus - denarius61 viewsL. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. 62 BC. AR Denarius, 3.68 g; obv. Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA around; rev. L Aemilius Paullus standing to right of trophy, Perseus and his two sons captive on the left, PAVLVS in ex. Crawford 415/1, Syd. 926.

2 commentsBartosz Awianowicz
agathokles61 viewsAgathokles, Syracuse, 317-289 BC, Bronze.
Obverse- SWTEIRA, head of Artemis right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder.
Reverse- AGAQOKLEOS above, ASILEOS below; winged thunderbolt.
23mm, 10.2 grams.
3 commentsb70
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm61 viewsAmphipolis mint (315-294 BC).
Price 481
1 commentsMinos
Alexander III, tetradrachm, Alabanda61 viewsAlexander III (336-323 BC)
AR tetradrachm 33x30mm, 16.32 g
Alabanda, ca. 169/8.
Head of Heracles right in lion-skin headdress
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡοΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and grasping scepter, Pegasus alighting left before, date E (Year 5) under throne
Price 2464.

ex Freeman & Sear

1 commentsareich
Egypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3286, D-5875, Elpis left, L-B across the field,61 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3286, D-5875, Elpis left, L-B across the field,
avers:- A-K-M-A-OVA-MAΞIMIANOC-CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- L-B, Elpis (Hope) advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 18-20mm, weight: 8,17g, axes:0 h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 286-287 A.D.,L-B year 2., ref: Geissen-3286, Dattari-5875, Kapmann-Ganschow-120.17-p-352,
Alexander III 61 viewsMacedonian AE18 - Price 2102Ghengis_Jon
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica61 viewsObv: St. Demetrius Standing (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Holding Large Patriarchal Cross and Akakia, Star in Left Field
Sear 2377
Antioch S & P Mint Marcus Aurelius Bronze Coin61 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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08-02 - Anti­oco IV, Epiphanes (175 - 164 A.C.)61 viewsAntíoco IV Epífanes (Αντίοχος Επιφανής en griego, 215 adC-163 adC) fue rey de Siria de la dinastía Seléucida desde c. 175 adC-164 adC.
Era hijo de Antíoco III Megas y hermano de Seleuco IV Filopator. Originalmente fue llamado Mitríades, pero adoptó el nombre de Antíoco tras su ascensión al trono (o quizás tras la muerte de su hermano mayor, también Antíoco).
Subió al trono tras la muerte de su hermano Seleuco IV Filopátor que gobernó durante poco tiempo antes que él, hasta que Heliodoro, tesorero suyo, lo mató por ambición. Había vivido en Roma según los términos de la paz de Apamea (188 adC), pero acababa de ser intercambiado por el hijo y legítimo heredero de Seleuco IV, el futuro (Demetrio I Sóter). Antíoco se aprovechó de la situación, y junto con su otro hermano Antíoco, se proclamó rey con el apoyo de Eumenes II de Pérgamo y el hermano de éste, Atalo I. Su hermano Antíoco sería asesinado pocos ańos después.
Por su enfrentamiento con Ptolomeo VI, que reclamaba Coele-Syria, atacó e invadió Egipto, conquistando casi todo el país, con la salvedad de la capital, Alejandría. Llegó a capturar al rey, pero para no alarmar a Roma, decicidió reponerlo en el trono, aunque como su marioneta. Sin embargo, los alejandrinos habían elegido al hermano de éste, Ptolomeo VII Euergetes como rey, y tras su marcha decidieron reinar conjuntamente. Esto le obligó a reinvadir el país, y así el 168 adC, repitiendo la invasión, con su flota conquistaba Chipre. Cerca de Alejandría se encontró con el cónsul romano Cayo Popilio Laenas, instó a abandonar Egipto y Chipre. Cuando Antíoco replicó que debía consultarlo con su consejo, Popilio trazó un círculo en la arena rodeándole y le dijo: "píensalo aquí". Viendo que abandonar el círculo sin haber ordenado la retirada era un desafío a Roma decidió ceder con el fin de evitar una guerra.
A su regreso, organizó una expedición contra Jerusalén, qué saqueo cruelmente. Según él Libro de los Macabeos, promulgó varias ordenanzas de tipo religioso: trató de suprimir el culto a Yahveh, prohibió el judaísmo suspendiendo toda clase de manifestación religiosa y trató de establecer el culto a los dioses griegos. Pero el sacerdote judío Matatías y sus dos hijos llamados Macabeos consiguieron levantar a la población en su contra y lo expulsaron. La fiesta judía de Jánuca conmemora este hecho.
Antíoco, en campańa contra el Imperio Parto, envió varios ejércitos sin éxito. Mientras organizaba una expedición punitiva para retomar Israel personalmente le sobrevino la muerte. Le sucedió su hijo Antíoco V Eupátor.
Su reinado fue la última época de fuerza y esplendor para el Imperio Seleúcida, que tras su muerte se vio envuelto en devastadoras guerras dinásticas. (Wikipedia)

AE (Canto aserrado) 15 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: Busto velado de Laodicea IV (Esposa de Seleuco IV y Hermana de Antíoco IV) viendo a der. Grafila de puntos.
Rev: "BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY" - Cabeza de elefante a izquierda, proa de galera a izquierda (El elefante simboliza las aspiraciones orientales de los reyes de Seleucia además de ser una de las grandes armas de su arsenal y la proa su importancia como ciudad puerto).

Ceca: Seleucia de Pieria (Costa N. de Siria - Puerto de Antioquía) o Akke Ptolomais

Referencias : B.M.C. Vol.4 (Seleucid Kings of Syria) #3 Pag.43 - SC#1477.2 - Houghton #113 - HGS #684-6 Pag.9 - SNG Spaer #1017-40 - SNG Cop #184 - Hoover #685
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 581, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Dacia) 61 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
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 158-159 AD61 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP (laureate head right)
rev: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST COS IIII (octastyle temple [8 columns] in which the statues of Augustus and Livia reside)
ref: RIC III 143D (R), Cohen 809 (8frcs)
3.01 gms, 18mm,

History: The Temple of Divus Augustus was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design (see my Caligula sestertius). During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus.
It was restored again in the late 150s by Antoninus Pius, who was perhaps motivated by a desire to be publicly associated with the first emperor. The exact date of the restoration is not known, but the restored temple was an octostyle design with Corinthian capitals and two statues - presumably of Augustus and Livia - in the cella. The pediment displayed a relief featuring Augustus and was topped by a quadriga. Two figures stood on the eaves of the roof, that on the left representing Romulus and the one on the right depicting Aeneas leading his family out of Troy, alluding to Rome's origin-myth. The steps of the temple were flanked by two statues of Victory.
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Arab-Byzantine fals of Damascus (Syria)61 views[D]MSh[Q] (?) , Byzantine emperor standing facing holding long cross and globe with cross
ANO / X-II , large M, cross-shaped monogram above, ΔAM in exergue
Roman Empire, Philip II, AE As, Rome mint, struck 244-247 AD61 viewsM IVL PHILIPPVS CAES bare-headed draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENT, S-C Philip II. standing left
RIC 256b; Cohen 50
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58-12 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)61 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 30 mm 5.4 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "IC - XC" (Jesús Cristo) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con mano izquierda." * " en campo izquierdo.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOT " Emperador de pié de frente a izquierda vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseńa militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda. A su derecha La Virgen de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), con su mano derecha corona al Emperador.

Acuńada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1966 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.16.1-15, pl.17.1-4 - B.M.C.#40-51 - Ratto M.B.#2127/34 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #17-42
As Medallion Liberalitas III61 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P V COS II P P, LIB AVG III in exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on a platform; behind him an officer and a soldier holding a spear; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left, a citizen mounting steps to platform.
BMC 312 (plate 11, same reverse and maybe obverse die), RIC 572*
Weight, 10.428g; die axis, 12h.

Athens Owl Tetradrachm61 viewsSilver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 31 ff., SGCV I 2526, gVF, toned, Athens mint, weight 16.994g, maximum diameter 24.7mm, die axis 270o, c. 420 - 413 B.C.;
OBV: head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves;
REV: ΑΘΕ right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square;

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins

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Achaea. Attica, Athens. Pseudo-autonomous AE2261 viewsObv: Bust of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: AΘH NA IΩN Bucranium bound by wreath.
Time of Hadrian and the Antonines.
BMC 810.
Thasos AR Stater61 viewsObv: Satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.
Mint: Thasos, Thrace
Year: Circa 550-450 BC
Baduila - Ticinum - 2 or 2 1/2 nummi61 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Ć 2 or 2˝ Nummi (11 mm, 1.17 g), Ticinum. Obverse: bust right, apparently no legend. Reverse: monogram of Baduila. Metlich 94; MIB I 87; MEC 1, 163.

This coin is unusually heavy with a weight intermediate between 2.5 and 5 nummi coins.

Ex Gitbud & Naumann 2013
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Barbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, PAX type, #0161 viewsBarbarous Imitation, Tertricus-I, AE-3, PAX type, #01
avers:- - C-TERICVS-AVG-, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- Confusing text- ..II-I-E-II-VG.., Pax (?) standing right, holding branch of peace and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
German States, Bavaria. Maximillian V, King Maximillan I, Joseph of Bavaria 1806 - 1825 copper pfennig 1810.61 viewsGerman States, Bavaria. Maximillian V, King Maximillan I, Joseph of Bavaria 1806 - 1825 copper pfennig 1810. Crowned arms / value and date.

KM 341
BAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-165161 viewsBAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-1651 AR 2 Kreuzer, 1625. 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 . 1625 Reference: KM #128. Note: Prev. KM#31.
Large Shield-shaped Belt Plate61 viewsI have not been able to identify this heavy bronze plate. It was fastened with four rivets, three of which remain. The shape is similar to that of a 1st to 2nd century Germanic shield.otlichnik
zoo61 viewsNervousRex
2. Five knobbed base metal ring.61 views4.9 gm 24.4 mm Produced circa 400-200 BC
Measurement was taken without the knobs. The meaning of the knobs is not understood in modern times. The most obvious theory would be that they are related to the value of the ring money. However, a quick scan of the rings presented here clearly demonstrates that whatever value was represented could not be based on either dimension or weight. My own guess is that the value was controlled by dictum, perhaps by the priestly class. This particular example is considered scarce.
C1. Vitellius, Scarce, Late April - 20 Dec 69 AD.61 viewsObv: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP
Bare head, right.
Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying on top and raven standing below.
Denarius, 3.28 gm, 17.9 mm, RIC 70.
Ex Beast Coins
E5. Singara, Mesopotamia (Gordian III)61 viewsObv: ΑVΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟΝ CΑΒ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛΙΝΑ CЄΒ
Gordian III and Tranquillina as confronted busts.
Tyche seated left on rock holding branch with river god swimming at her feet. The centaur, Sagittarius, above facing left and discharging bow.
30 gm 32.2 mm 238-244 AD Sear (GIC) 3804
M1. Parium, Mysia (Tiberius)61 viewsObv: TI AVG
Bare bust, right.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Two colonists plowing with two oxen.
Ae 4.3 gm 17 mm 15-34 AD Sear (GIC) 268
Comment: Reverse commonly symbolizes the establishment of a city perimeter.
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K6. Severus Alexander61 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust, right.
Mars advancing right with cloak flying behind, brandishing spear and shield.
Denarius, 2.1 gm, 19.5 mm, Rome RIC 246
W3. Numerian61 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Numerian standing right and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left.
Antoninianus, 2.6 gm, 19.7 mm, Antioch RIC 466
Brazil61 viewsKm632 - 5 Centavos - 1995
Km578.2 - 10 centavos - 1970
Km633 - 10 Centavos - 1995
Km579.1 - 20 Centavos - 1970
Km619.2 - 10 Cruzeiros - 1991
Km503 - 100 Reis - (1901)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Q. Caepio BRUTUS, AR Denarius - Military Mint travelling in Lycia, spring-early summer 42 BC 61 viewsLEIBERTAS Head of Libertas right. / CAEPIO-BRVTVS-PRO-COS Plectrum, lyre, and filleted laurel branch. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 34; Sear (Millennium) 1432; Seaby, Brutus 5. Minted in the spring to early summer of 42 BC by a military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
(18 mm, 3.71 g, 5h)
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Bulgaria61 viewsKm59 - 1 stotinka - 1962
Km60 - 2 Stotinki - 1962
Km86 - 5 Stotinki - 1974
Km88 - 20 Stotinki - 1974
Km89 - 50 Stotinki - 1974
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Calabria, Taras, Nomos, Vlasto 89161 viewsSilver Nomos
Obv:– Helmeted, nude warrior riding on horse right, transverse spear in right hand, large round shield behind, [ΦI before], ΦHRAE / ΛHTWΣ below.
Rev:– [T_A_RAS], Taras astride dolphin left, holding flower & cornucopiae; EI monogram & thymiaterion behind
Minted in Calabria, Taras from .c. 272 - 235 B.C. Pheraeletos as magistrate
Reference:– Vlasto 891 ???, SNG ANS 1209???. HN Italy 1037
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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, #0261 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, #02
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: 4,51g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-264c, p-250,
Macedonia, Stobi. Caracalla AE2661 viewsCaracalla AE26 of Stobi. A C M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right / MVNICI STOBE, Nike advancing right carrying palm branch & wreath.3 commentsancientone
Carinus RIC V, 21261 viewsCarinus AD 283-285, son of Carus
AR - silvered Antoninianus, 3.95g, 22.6mm
mint of Lugdunum, 1st officina
bust radiated, draped and cuirassed, r.
Aequitas stdg. l., holding scales and cornucopiae
in r. field A
RIC V/2, 212; C.8
about EF, rest of silvering

AEQUITAS, personification of a special aspect of justice. Not formal equal treatment, but fairness, concretisation of justice in judiciary.
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 206F, Siscia, B//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #161 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 206F, Siscia, B//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-C, Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F).
revers:- VIRT-VS-A-VG-G, Carinus standing left receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter (or Carus). B in lower centre, XXI in ex.
exerg: B//XXI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, em., date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II-206F, p-164,
SPAIN. Castulo.61 viewsAE unit ( AS ). Early 1st.century BC. 12,90 grs. Male head left. L. QVL. F. before. Q. ISC. F behind / Europa seated sideways on bull running right. She extends both her hands, her mantle floating in the wind like a double halo. M. C. F. below.
SNG BM Spain 1394. Villaronga ,CNH 70
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A121B-05 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla61 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 17 x 18 mm 2.7 gr.

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

Acuńada 331 - 333/4 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzico (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: R3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Cyzicus) #91 Pag.656 - Cohen Vol.VII #17 Pag.330 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8305.k. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3894
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A138-02 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)61 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "· BSISC" en exergo y "R" en campo derecho.

Acuńada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #14b Pag.147 tipo xi - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.f.1. Pag.273 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
Taras, Calabria61 views345-334 BC (Period IV)
AR Diobol (12mm, 0.88g)
O: Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles, holding club overhead, kneeling left on the back of the Nemean lion; [N]O above lion’s head, cornucopia to right.
Vlasto 1427; cf Cote 443-44; HN Italy 913
ex JHE Auctions

A scarce little coin featuring yet another scene from Herakles’ epic battle with the Nemean lion.
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Cherronessos Hemidrachm61 viewsCherronessos Hemidrachm Lion/Pellet and Grain ear within quadripartite incuse square.

Ex Agora
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Thrace, Cherronesos, (cca. 400-350 B.C.), SNG Cop 824-6, AR-Hemidrachm, Cherronesos Lion, pellet-pellet, 61 viewsThrace, Cherronesos, (cca. 400-350 B.C.), SNG Cop 824-6, AR-Hemidrachm, Cherronesos Lion, pellet-pellet,
avers:- Forepart of lion right, head turned back.
revers:- Quadripartite incuse with a pellet-pellet in the sunken quarters.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13-13,5mm, weight: 2,36g, axis: 1h,
mint: Thrace, Cherronesos, date: cca. 400-350 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-824-6,
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Claudius II consecratio61 viewsAE 16- 18 mm 2.0 grams
OBV :: DIVO CLAUDIO. Radiate head right
REV :: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing left, head right
EX :: not visible
Cunetio hoard 2314
RIC rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot
EX Chris Austin collection 04/2008
Claudius-II (268-270 AD.) AE-Antoninianvs, Curious rotated or flipped double strikes,61 viewsClaudius-II (268-270 AD.) AE-Antoninianvs, Curious rotated or flipped double strikes,
avers:- IMP-CLAVDIVS-AVG, Radiate head right.
revers:- GENIVS-AVG, Genius standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia, Gamma in right field.
diameter: 20-21mm
weight: 2,21g
mint: Rome
ref: RIC-46k, C-109,
Tarkumuwa stater (or cilician siglos)61 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa, 384-361/0 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.40 g, 12h). Struck circa 370 BC.
O: Baaltars seated right, head and torso facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter, grain ear and grape-bunch; thymiaterion to right; under throne, eagle standing right; all within crenelated wall /
R: Ana, standing right, facing Datames, standing left; thymiaterion between; all within dotted square border in linear border. Casabonne type 3; Moysey issue 5; SNG France 298. EF, small area of roughness on reverse. Rare issue with eagle under throne.

Provenance: CNG
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Egypt, Ptolemy IX, Svoronos 1698 Ptolemy IX AE20. 61 viewsPtolemy Coin GAE210 Ptolemy VI VIII Joint Reign after 169BC AE 29.7-30.0mm : 23.9gm
OBV - Zeus Ammon, facing right
REV - Two Eagles f/L on thunderbolt, double cornucopia in left field, no monograms, BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOY
REF - Svoronos 1383, SNGCop 308-310 Weiser 141-142 Coin #607
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probus CLEMENTIA TEMP61 viewsprobus, c.276 A.D., tripolis mint.
OBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust right.
REV: CLEMENTIA TEMP, jupiter standing right, holding globe to emperor standing left. T in middle.
EX: KA, tripolis mint.
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Faustina Junior, Funeral Pyre61 viewsDIVAE FAVSTIN AVG MATR CASTROR
Draped and veiled bust right

Funerary monument of four stories, ornamented with garlands and statues

BMC698, C77, RIC747
2.75g; 17-19mm
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Commodus RIC III, 25161 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 16.34mm, 2.49g
Rome, AD 192
Bearded head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin headdress
rev. HER - CVL / ROM - AN / AV - GV on both sides of
Hercules' club in oak-wreath
RIC III, 251; C.190; BMC 339
scarce, VF/VF, toned, on a small flan as usual, but nice portrait

This is one of the types showing Commodus as Hercules, sign of his madness.
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Commodus Denarius A.D. 189 RIC 202a, RSC 323, BMCRE 28661 viewsM COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG VII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopia.1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
Apollon | Curule chair - C. Considius Paetus, AR Denarius 46 B.C.61 views
Apollon | Curule chair * Silver deanrius.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollon, right; A in left field (behind).
Rev: Sella Curulis (Curule chair), garlanded, on which lies a laurel wreath: C CONSIDI, above, PAETI below.

Exergue: PAETI

Mint: Rome
Struck: 46 BC.

Size: 19.335 mm.
Weight: 3.396 grm.
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Very fine. Bright, clear, beautiful lustre and quiet toning. Beautiful coin in hand.

RRC 991.
CR 465/2a.
Sydham, 991
Sear, (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 455.
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AD 348-351 Constans - Two victories61 viewsCONSTANS-PFAVG - Laureate, draped and curaissed bust right.
VICTORIAEDDAVGGGNN - Two victories facing each holding wrea6th and palm branch. SMTSA in exe

Thessalonica, Ric 100, 1.95 gms, 180 degrees, 348-351 AD
146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 248( RIC), symbol"1"/-//ASIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, 61 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VIII 248( RIC), symbol"1"/-//ASIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Draped , pearl diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. Symbol "1" in the left field.
exe: symbol"1"/-//ASIS, diameter:17-18,5mm, weight: 1,71g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-248 (err. in RIC right field instead of left field), p-366,
BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II61 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II (641-668 AD) AV Solidus. Struck c. 661-663 AD. Constantinople. Facing busts of Constans, bearded and Constantine IV, beardless; cross between heads D N CONST. . ./ VICTORIA AVGU Cross potent on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius. CONOB in exurge (Constantinople mint). Sear # sb0964. 4.42 g. Coin was mounted in 18k bezel, so some minor field damage. dpaul7
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Constantine II- Virtvs Avgvsti61 viewsConstantine II , 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

Laureate, cuirassed bust right.


VIC: The conqueror
AVG: Augustus, emperor

VIRTVSAVGVSTI, The braveness of the emperor

VIRTVS: Braveness
AVGVSTI: The emperor

Constantine II standing, facing, holding spear and resting hand on shield.

Domination: Bronze, size 13 mm

Exe: RP, mint Rome 337-340, 1 st. officina
RIC VIII Rome 4. the exergue is R leaf (probably P) rated as common and it was issued between 9 Sept 337- April 340

The P stands for the officina (P is "prima" or first officina) The leaf stands for nothing more (that I know of) than the Romans penchant for using marks from nature. Lots of marks from nature are employed...leafs, branches, trees etc. Of course there is liable to be plenty of symbolism that we do not recognize.

Additional information:
Though RIC calls them common, they're a) not common and b) mostly struck so poorly on wretched little flans that they're hard to read and attribute. Your piece, despite the hardly legible exergue, is well above average!
John Schou
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Constantius II- Fel Temp Raparatio61 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

Pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right


D N: Dominus Noster, our lord
CONSTANTIVS: Constantinus
P F: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

FEL TEMP REPARATIO, happy times are here again. Soldier spearing fallen horseman

FEL: Happy
TEMP: Time
REPARATIO: Restoration

Domination: Bronze AE3, size 16 mm

Mint: CONS Γ, Constantinopolis, Γ 3.rd Officina (Perhaps the last letter could be a Gamma), RIC VIII, Thessalonica 192; LRBC 1683; struck 25. Dec. 350-6. Nov. 355; Scarce
The reverse type is F3 stretching.
John Schou
Corinthia, Corinth, Marcus Aurelius, SNG Cop. 32961 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 25, 11.25g
bust, laureate, r.
rev. CLI - COR
The young Melikertes laying on a dolphin, swimming r., behind a pine-tree(?)
SNG Copenhagen 329; Lindgren 1619; BCD 700; Edwards 150, pl.IV
rare, good F-about VF, green-brown patina
added to

Corinth at this time was a Roman colony, therefore the Latin inscriptions.
The revers legend CLI - COR is solved to COLONIA LAUS IULIA CORINTHUS.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
3 commentsJochen
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 038, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Rare!, #161 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 038, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Rare!, #1
avers: CRISPVS-NOBILISS-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,62g, axis:0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318 A.D., ref: RIC-38, p504, Rare ! (R3),
Siscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!61 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/BSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p-438,
Visigoths in Hispania (Crusafont Group B)61 viewsVisigoths in Hispania, AE (13 mm, 1.22 g). Minted in Spali (Visigothic Seville). Obverse: facing head. Reverse: S-PL for Spali around cross. Crusafont Group B.
Jan (jbc)
Domitian RIC-72861 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 728 (C3), BMC 187, RSC 273
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures, eBay, 7 June 2015.

The first issue of denarii in 92 was quite massive and certainly one of the largest of the reign. Domitian's military campaigns against the Suebi and Sarmatians during this time period may account in part for the heightened mint activity.

Competent craftsmanship which produced a neat and fine portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
Domitian RIC-730a61 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 730a (C3), BMC 189, RSC 274
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Wayne C. Phillips, January 2014.

The first issue of 92, of which this coin is from, was large indeed, certainly one of the largest of the reign. Ian Carradice conducted a die study of this issue and determined the mint was divided into officina based on the separate Minerva reverse types, much like it had been in 81-82, after an apparent hiatus.

Historical note: Domitian was campaigning against the Suebi and Sarmatians during 92, perhaps accounting for such a large issue.

A very common coin in uncommonly good style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
Domitian RIC-79061 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 790 (C2), BMC 235, RSC 290
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from C. J. Martin, August 2013.

A very crisp denarius which was struck during the last year of Domitian's reign between 14 September 95 to 13 September 96. This was a large issue with many common examples, including all four standard Minerva types, and one which saw the introduction of many new types (the flying Minverva for example). These later coins tend to lack the high quality and craftsmanship of earlier issues.

A very sharp coin in hand.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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23-03 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)61 viewsAR Denario 17 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié a izquierda, portando largo cetro apoyado en brazo izquierdo y Pileus (Gorro de los esclavos) en mano derecha.
Nerva mantuvo siempre que él había "Liberado" a Roma de la tiranía de Domitiano, y restaurado el régimen constitucional.

Acuńada 2da. Emisión 97 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - 5ta. Off.

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #19D Pag.224 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3034 var Pag.86 - BMCRE #46 pl.2/4 - Cohen Vol.II #113 Pag.10 - DVM #14 Pag.118 - RSC Vol. II #113 Pag.80
VICTORIA AVG 61 viewsIMP C MANT GORDIANVS AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
VICTORIA AVG Victoria advancing left holding wreath and palm

RIC ---
C ---

R4, 5 specimens actually known, 2 reverses dies
3 commentsleseullunique
Diadumenian, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Ister, AE2561 viewsAE25, 12 g.

Obv: [K M OΠEΛ A]NTΩNI ΔIAΔOVMENIAN-OC, bare head right
beardless river god Ister sitting left on rock ?, right hand resting on prow, left hand on rock, holding branch

ex AAH
Diocletian coded - G with BI - RIC V, Siscia 26361 viewsDiocletian AD 284-305
AE - Antoninian (pre-reform), 3.30g, 24.2mm
Siscia 3rd officina, AD 289-290
bust cuirassed, head radiate r.
Emperor and Jupiter, each holding sceptre, standing face to face
sacrificing at altar
l. field: Gamma
exergue: dot XXI dot BI dot
RIC V/2, Siscia 263; C.42
Scarce; good VF, brown patina

Shows BI, 3rd part of I-O-BI = Gen. of JOVIVS, nick-name of Diocletian
For more information look at Forum's Resources:
Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)61 viewsAR Denarius
O IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI, laureate head right.
R: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at foot right.
Rome Mint, 87 A.D.
RIC 507, RSC 218, BMC 103
6 commentsMat
Domitian - RIC 96 (Titus)61 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 80 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / PRINCEPTS IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow. RSC 395, RIC 96, BMC 85, RCV 26732 commentsBud Stewart
Domitian Cistophoric Tetradrachm Domitia61 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Draped bust of Domitia right

Minted in Rome for circulation in Asia 82 A.D.

26mm 10.55 g

RIC II 845 RPC II 866 RSC 2
7 commentsancientdave
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 Vespasian 921 (C2), RSC II 47, BMCRE II 193, BnF III 169, SRCV I 2637]61 viewsSilver denarius, choice gF, 3.350g, 19.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, as caesar early 76 - early 77 A.D.

Obv. - CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right

Rev. - COS IIII, Pegasus standing right, archaic curved wing, only near wing showing, raising left foreleg

Nice portrait, toned, and perfect centering.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
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Julia Domna, AE-Triassarion. Hadrianopolis, Thrace. Obverse Brockage61 viewsRoman Empire, Julia Domna, AD 193 - 217. AE-25. Hadrianopolis, Thrace. Her draped bust rt. / Brockage of the obverse.

I have several other triassarion pieces in my collection sharing the same obverse die.
Pompeii wall painting61 viewsThis wall painting is on the outside door post. Titus Pullo
61 viewsINDONESIA, Sultanate of Palembang. Circa AD 1790's-1821
Tin Cash (20mm, 0.61 g)
Palembang mint
Shi Dan Li Bao in Hŕnzě
T.D. Yih, "Tiny Pitis Inscribed 'Shi-Dan' (Sultan) from Palembang," in ONS Newsletter 204 (Summer 2010), type I-1

Found in Palembang

Hang Li Po first appears in the Malay Annals as a Chinese princess sent to be the fifth bride of sultan Mansur Shah of Malacca. However, there is no reference to this event in official Ming documents. Li Po may merely be a beautiful concubine given to the Sultan. Alternatively, she may be the daughter of an otherwise unknown Chinese ruler in the area, to whom this coin may perhaps be attributed.
1 commentsArdatirion
Henry VI (1422-1461), mezzo penny d'argento. Gaviller & Boyd collection61 viewsHenry VI, First Reign (1422-1461), Calais mint
Silver halfpenny, pinecone-mascle issue (1430-34)
AR, 0.51 gr, 12 mm, VF
D/ crowned facing bust
R/ VIL(mascle) LACALISIE (pinecone), long cross pattée, three pellets in angles
N.1469; S.1885
Provenance: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (28 gennaio 2011, numero catalogo 121); ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins, London-New York, 2005); ex Baldwin's Auctions 42 (London, 26 settembre 2005); ex W.C.Boyd collection (London 1886), ex George Henry Gaviller collection (morto nel 1886).
Ephesos, Ionia, 202BC-133BC61 viewsAE17, die axis 0 degrees
Ephesos mint
SNG Cop 301
4 commentsPaul D3
Epirus, Nikopolis, AE18. Augustus / Head of boar61 viewsObv: AVGOVCTO CKTICTHC, Head of Augustus r., bare.
Rev: NΕIΚΟΠΟ(Λ) ΕW(C), Head of boar r.

RPC I says on p. 272: "C.M. Kraay pointed out (NC 1975, pp. 235-
47), many of the 'automomous' and Augustan coins, dated to the
reign of Augustus by Oikodominou, are in fact later, ranging from
a few of the reign of Augustus down to the third century (post-
humous coins were struck for Augustus in the reigns of Trajan,
Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, perhaps Commodus, perhaps Caracalla,
and Valerian)."

Nikopolis, Epirus was founded in 31 BC by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium the previous year.
1 commentsancientone
Gallienus: Hercules' boar61 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop E.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: HERCVLICONSAVG, boar right. E below.

Comment: One of the true rarities of the zoo series. This is not a great specimen. The boar’s head are disfigured because of ghosting due to a die clash with the obverse die. However it’s a heavy coin with silvery color. Sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

W=3.97g; D=21x20mm.
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61 views1 commentsOrthodoxcoins
L. Farsuleius Mensor, Crawford 392/1b61 viewsL. Farsuleius Mensor, gens Farsuleia
AR - denar, 18 mm, 3.96 gm.
Rome 75 BC
obv. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas r., wearing ear-rings and necklace.
S C and pileus behind
MENSOR before
rev. Armed and helmeted warrior, holding spear, takes togated person into his
biga, driving r.
CXV under horses
L. FARSVLEI in exergue.
Crawford 392/1b; Sydenham 789; Farsuleia 2
about VF, obv. slightly excentric
ex Lakeview coll.

The reverse depiction is heavily propagandistic. It could be related to the 'Lex Iulia de civitate sociis dandi', introduced by the consul L. Caesar (not Julius Caesar!) in 90 BC and offering Roman citizenship to all citizens of Italian municipia who had not raised arms against Rome in the Italian War (Social War).

Another possibilitiy is that it is related to to the recruitment of military troops needed for the wars in Spain (against Sertorius) and against Mithradates in Asia.

In the 1st case it is Roma taking the Roman allies in her biga, in the other case it could be Mars taking the Roman citizens in his war chariot.
2 commentsJochen
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138-161 AD - FAVSTINA Senior AE sestertius - struck after 141 AD61 viewsbv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: - / S.C. (Vesta standing left, holding long torch & palladium {Pallas statue})
ref: RIC III 1151(AntPius) (S), C.268 (6fr.)
23.51gms, 30mm,

I think it's a rare piece.
2 commentsberserker
Faustina 61 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA
Diademed and draped bust right

Ceres standing left holding corn ears and scepter

Rome 141 AD

Sear 4645


VF Green patina. Reverse a bit rough.
3 commentsJay GT4
036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,61 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- CONSE-C-RATIO, Ceres standing left, holding right hand up in greeting and torch.
exerg: , diameter:17,5-18mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-382b (Antoninus Pius) p-72 , C-165a.,
1 commentsquadrans
fel temp com~0.JPG
Constans RIC VIII Heraclea 80 unlisted officina61 viewsAE 17 mm 1.9 grams
OBV :: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Nimbate phoenix standing right on globe. star in right field
EX :: SMHE ( Heraclea )
RIC VIII Heraclea 80 unlisted officina

coin not listed in RIC, Helvetica's spreadsheets , Wildwinds, or coin archives . also discussed in Forvm at the following link
1 commentsJohnny
Tapering Bow Brooch, Romano-Gaul Aucissa variety, Fibula #036, 61 viewsTapering Bow Brooch, Romano-Gaul Aucissa variety, Fibula #036,
The flat bow decorated by zigzag (sinusoid).
size: 55x24x22mm,
weight: 9,20g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Bojovic T-I/5var,
Roman Bow, Fan-tail Bow, Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93, Fibula #07461 viewsRoman Bow, Fan-tail Bow, Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93, Fibula #074
size: 32x15x14mm,
weight: 5,84g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93
Zoomorphic Plate Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var., Fibula #15961 viewsZoomorphic Plate Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var., Fibula #159
size: 22x18mm,
weight: 3,25g,
date: 100-200, fl. 150-200 A.D.,
ref: Typology: Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var.,
distribution: ???,
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4533, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//Q, Bust-D1, Victory standing right, Emperor #161 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4533, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//Q, Bust-D1, Victory standing right, Emperor #1
avers: IMP-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum (D1).
revers: CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Victory standing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm against left shoulder, facing Emperor in military dress standing left, right hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in left hand., (Victory and Emperor 2).
exerg: -/-//Q, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,96g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st.issue,, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-116, T-(Estiot)-4533,
Follis Anastasio I SB0014.jpg
01-02 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 61 viewsAE Follis Post-Reforma (Módulo pequeńo) 23 x 25 mm 7.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con una " +" arriba. "CON" en exergo.

Acuńada 498 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #14 Pag. 37 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #16 - B.M.C. #41 -Tolstoi M.B. #31 - Ratto M.B. #354 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #11-22 - Hahn M.I.B.#22
Austria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Duchy of Steiermark, Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ck 2,61 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!
Galba denarius61 viewsGalba, denarius
RIC 167, RSC 287.
Rome mint, August-October 68 AD.
3.0 gr.
Obv. IMP SER GALBA AVG, his bare head right.
Rev. SPQR OB CS in three lines within oak wreath.

Another addition to my 12 Caesars. An attractive coin with a very strong portrait and the name fully readable. Good silver condition.
2 commentsMarsman
Galba billon Tetradrachm61 viewsΛ OYKΛIBΣ OYΛ Π ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AVT
laureate bust of Galba, right, LB (year 2) before

Helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear & sheild

Alexandria, September 68 AD-January 69 AD



RPC 5330; Emmett 174


In hand it has a wonderful dark consistent toning
1 commentsJay GT4
gallienus RIC V-1, Rome 16361 viewsAE17-22mm 3.2 grams
OBV :: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head right
REV :: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right , drawing back on bow
EX :: not visible
RIC V-1, Rome 163
Purchased 08/2008

2 commentsJohnny
Galeria Valeria, Venus61 viewsGAL VALE-RIA AVG


:dot: SM :dot: TS :dot:
:star: /left field, B in right ( I think just worn down)

2 commentsarizonarobin
Geta Drachm from Petra61 viewsSYRIA, Decapolis. Petra. Geta, as Caesar. AR Drachm (3.23 gm). P CEPT GE - TA CEB, laureate head right / DHMAPET VPAG, Tyche, turreted, standing left, holding baetyl and trophy. Butcher, "Two Notes on Syrian Silver of the Third Century AD," in NumChron 1989, -. In his study, Butcher was able to locate on seven specimens of this issue, six for Caracalla and one for Julia Domna.
Very rare
Geta AE 14 of Nikaea, 198-209 AD61 viewsGeta
Nicaea, Bithynia
AE 14
Nicaea, 198-209 AD
Zeus standing facing, holding scepter in l., patera in r. Eagle at l.
Waddington S462; SNG Hunter S249
2 commentsArdatirion
GORDIAN III61 viewsBI tetradrachm. Antioch (Seleucis et Pieria). 240 AD .12.82 gr. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, viewed from the front. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ / Eagle standing facing,open wings, head turned left, wreath in beak. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟYCΙΑC. S C in exergue. Prieur 279.
CNG. EA 109, Lot: 130.
CNG Photograph.
4 commentsbenito
Lokris, Lokris Opuntia, Greek, AE-13, SNG Cop 68, very Rare !!!61 viewsLokris, Lokris Opuntia, Greek, AE-13, SNG Cop 68, very Rare !!!
avers:- Athena helmeted bust right.
revers:- LOK left down, PΩN right up, Bunch of Grapes with tendrils and vine leaves.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 12-14mm, weight: 2,93g, axes: 4h,
mint: Lokris, Lokris Opuntia, date: Last quarter of the 4th century B.C., very Rare !!!
ref: SNGCop 68, BMC Central Greece p-8,
Netherlands 1691 City of Groningen - Silver 6 Stuivers61 viewsNetherlands, Groningen 1691 - silver 6 stuivers.

obv: CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCVNT - Knight on horseback with sword in the air.

rev: MO NO ARG CIV GRONINGAE - Coat of arms with two headed eagle inside, crown on top. '6 S' on either side. '1 6 9 1' above in crown.
hadrian61 viewsBronze obol, BMC 839-840, SNG Cop 330, aVF, 5.20g, 24.5mm, 0o, Egypt, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 126 - 28 Aug 127 A.D.; obverse AVT KAI T-PAIA ADPRIA CEB, laureate head right; reverse LENDE-KATOV (= regnal year 11 = 126/127 A.D.), Uraeus (cobra) erect, head right, crowned with horns and disc, enfolds stalk of grain and sistrum (musical rattle); rare2 commentssalem
Hadrian Denarius61 viewsHadrian

Goddess of Nile reclining

RIC 310, RSC 991, BMC 862, Sear 3508
Hadrian Galliae 61 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Hadrian standing left, holding volumen and raising kneeling Gallia right.

Rome 134-8 AD


RIC 324.

2 commentsJay GT4
Hadrian "Quadrans" Modius61 viewsObv.

Radiate Head Right


Modius with 6 ears of grain

Rare. RIC 700
3 commentsancientdave
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE sestertius - struck 134-138 AD61 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: - (Nemesis standing right, holding fold of dress with right hand and branch pointed downward in left), S-C across field
ref: RIC II 779b (S), C.1372 (12frcs), BMCRE 1549
mint: Rome
20.57gms, 30mm

A nice and scarce Hadrian bronze. This coin shows the original condition with original patina, there’s no corrections or special matters for sharping, and better in hand than the picture allows.
1 commentsberserker
Herennia Etruscilla antoninianus. 61 viewsReverse shows Pudicitia standing left holding sceptre & drawing veil from her face; reverse legend is PVDICITIA AVG.RIC 58b
Herennia Etruscilla AR Antoninianus. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent / PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding sceptre & drawing veil from her face. RSC 17, RIC 58b. sear5 #9494 _5000
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 143, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Scarce, #1,61 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 143, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Scarce, #1,
avers:- Q-HER-ETR-MES-DECIVS-NOB-C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PIETAS-AVGVSTORVM, Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, and lituus.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 20-23,5 mm, weight: 3,55g, axis: 5 h,
mint: Rome, date: 250 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-143, p-139, C-14,
Huszár 803, Pohl 238-4, Unger 638e, Réthy II 276. Kaplan Subtype A161 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, .45 g., 15-16 mm.

Obv: M • WLADISLAI • R • V]NGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Bohemian lion in escutcheon, annulets at sides.

Rev: PATRON—VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K—S/E (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1490-1498 (per Unger) or 1492-1499 (per Pohl) or 1490-1502 (per Huszár). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Stephanus Ryzmegl and Erasmus Rezl, joint unterkammergraffen (per Pohl) in 1497 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. Kaplan subtype A is the standard form of this emission, in which the Madonna and infant Jesus are nimbate (described in Huszár, depicted in Unger & Réthy), subtype 1 is the most common variety, in which there are annulets to the sides of the shield (depicted in Unger).
Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, RĂ©thy II 278A, dated 1512 61 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 16 mm.

Obv: WLADISLAI * R * VNGAR * 1512 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

Rev: * PATRONA * – * VNGARIE *, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, K–G (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Georg Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-048, #0261 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-048, #02
avers:- Cross in frame of four crescents and crosses, dots in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: - h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-048, CHN-1-074, Huszar-089, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Samaria Neapolis, Marcus Aurelius, AE 24 61 viewsNeapolis, Marcus Aurelius, AE 24 Dated CY 88, 159/60 AD
Obv.: [AVPHΛIOC] KAICAP ЄYCЄB CЄBY[IOC], laureate head right.
Rev.: ΦΛ ΝЄΑC ΠOΛЄ· CVPIAC ΠAΛЄCTINHC/ ЄT-ΠH, Mummiform Zeus Heliopolites standing facing, holding whip and grain ears; at feet, foreparts of bulls on either side; date across fields. Hendin 879
2 commentsMaritima
Carian Satraps, Pixodaros, ca 341-336/561 viewsAR didrachm
Ob: Laureate Apollo, three quarters facing, right, himation fastened with brooch at neck
Rx: ΠIXΩΔAPOY; Zeus of Labraunda standing right, holding spear in left hand & double-bladed axe over right shoulder.
7.02g 21mm

SNG Keckman I, 280, Sammlung Karl 35-40

ex Pegasi Numismatics Auction XXII (20.04.2010) lot 167
5 commentsDino
Britain, Caerleon, Isca Silurum, Inscription to Gaius Valerius Victor - Standard Bearer61 viewsA plaque with inscription found at Caerleon. Caerleon, (known as Isca Sulla to the Romans) was founded by Vespasian and was the headquarters for Legio II Augusta from about A.D. 75 to A.D. 300.



"To the spirits of the departed; Gaius Valerius Victor, son of Gaius, of the Galerian voting tribe, from Lugdunum, standard-bearer of the Second Augustan Legion, of 17 years; service, Aged 45, set up under the charge of Annius Perpetuus, his heir."
Ionia, Miletos. Late 6th-early 4th century BC. AR 1/12th Stater (1.29 gm, 10mm). SNG Helsinki II 26761 viewsIonia, Miletos. Late 6th-early 4th century BC. AR 1/12th Stater (1.29 gm, 10mm). Obv.: Head lion left. Rev.: Star. SNG Helsinki II 2671 commentsAdrian S
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #0161 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #01
avers:- .
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-081, CHN-1-119, Huszar-140,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
1 commentsquadrans
016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082, #0261 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082, #02
avers:- Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Four dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: - h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-082, CHN-1-129, Huszar-117, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Geta - Fortuna61 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 211 (3.14gm)
RIC IVi.77, RCV.7247v (C)
O: Laureate head right.
R: Fortuna reclining right on ground, resting arm on wheel and holding cornucopiae in left.

ex. Tim Babb
Paul DiMarzio
Herod Agrippa I, (Herodian Tetrarch), Prutah, 37-44 CE61 viewsBronze Prutah of Agrippa I, minted 41-42 CE, 17mm, 3 grams.

Obverse: Umbrella type canopy with fringes and partial Greek inscription AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (“[coin] Of Agrippa the King”).
Reverse: Three ears of barley between two leaves and date marks L ς (stigma) (year 6 = 42 CE)

Reference: Hendin 553

Added to collection: April 1, 2005
Daniel Friedman
036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.e,61 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.e,
avers:- + TEMPORE•IOhAnIS (legend variation), Patriarchal cross in circle, mint-mark on each side (h-cX); border of dots.
revers:- + m•REGnI•VnGARIE, Hungarian shield with Árpadian stripes in circle; border of dots.
diameter: 13-13,5mm, weight: 0,59g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Nagyszegben (Hermanstadt, today Romania: Sibiu),
mint mark: h-cX, by Christophorus de Florentia, by (Pohl).,
date: 1446 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-485.e, CNH-2-156, Huszar-618,
Tye 21.2, Deyell 5261 viewsShahis [?] (ca. 900-1,200 A.D.). AR jital, possibly minted unofficially, north of the Shahi realm, 18 mm.

Obv: Recumbent bull facing left, trishula on its rump, Sri Samanta Devah followed by two vertical pellets, in Nagari script, above.

Rev: Horseman bearing lance facing right, Bhi above to left and Ma [?] above to right, both in Nagari script.

Tye rarity rating Scarce.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
2 commentsStkp
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea Denarius, RIC IVb 36061 viewsRome mint, Julia Mamaea Denarius, 222-235 A.D. AR 20mm 3.13g, RIC IVb 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
O: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right
R: VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, & holding palladium scepter
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 222, Thessalonica, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R2!!, #161 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 222, Thessalonica, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R2!!, #1
avers:- DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above
exergo: * TES B,
date: 361-363 A.D.,
mint: Thessalonica
diameter: 27-28mm,
weight: g,
ref: RIC-VIII-222, R2!!!
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 320, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #161 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 320, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #1
avers:- DN FL CL IVLI - ANVS PF AVG (J8), bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right (D3).
revers:- SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above, in right field: eagle standing right on wreath, head up, holding wreath in beak
exergo: S CONST •,
date: 361-363 A.D.,
mint: Arles,
diameter: 27-28mm,
weight: g,
ref: RIC-VIII-320, R!
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 313, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R3!!!61 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 313, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R3!!!
avers:- DN FL CL IVLI - ANVS PF AVG (J8), bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right (D3).
revers:- SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above, wreath in right field .
exergo: T CON,
date: 361-363 A.D.,
mint: Arles,
diameter: 27-28mm,
weight: g,
ref: RIC VIII 313, R3!!!
Julia Domna - RIC 57761 viewsSilver Denarius. ca 200 AD. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder. RSC 174, RIC 577, BMC 75, RCV 66061 commentsBud Stewart
Julia Domna, RIC IV 379(a)61 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-217
AR - antoninianus, 4.67g, 22.88mm
Rome, AD 211-217, struck under Caracalla
Bust, draped, wearing stephane, r., on crescent
Luna/Diana, in long garment, crescent on head, driving in a biga drawn by horses l., holding
reins in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand; above her the billowing garment.
RIC IV/1, Caracalla 379(a); C.106 (Diana?)

Mythologically Diana is not known as biga driver like Sol. It seems to be the counterpart to Severus who
is depicted as Sol.
4 commentsJochen
Julian II the Philosopher61 viewsD N FL CL IVLIANVS
draped and cuirassed bust of Julian right

bull walking right, two stars above, CYZA in exergue

AE1 7.73g

LRBC 2511

Ex-Calgary Coin

1 commentsJay GT4
Justinian I follis61 viewsFollis, 557-558, Constantinople, 4th officina, 30mm, 15,1g.vercingetorix
Moesia inferior, Kallatis, Gordian III, AMNG 346 var.61 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 11g
bust, laureate, r.
rev. KALLA - TI - ANWN
snake erected coiled r.
Delta in the center of rev. field (for tetrassarion)
AMNG I/1, 346 var. (different legend breaks); Varbanov (engl.) 377
rare, VF
1 commentsJochen
028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Parvus, U-390, #0261 views028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Parvus, U-390, #02
avers: Emperor faceing, Crowned head with curly hair, facing, mint-mark on each side (X-X); line border.
revers: Wings, six-pointed star below, line border.
exe (mint mark): X/X//--, diameter: mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, , date: 1336 A.D., ref: Unger-390, CNH-2-034, Huszar-493,
Kroton, Bruttium61 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
2 commentsEnodia
Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 310-301 BC61 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 4.28g, aUnc
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. KA in left field, crescent under throne.
Ex: Calgary Coin
Price 1825a, Müller 274v
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
Counter tag, B. A. Seaby61 viewsAcquired AR drachm, reduced weight, Peloponnesos, Elis c. after 191 BC. Sent coin along with counter ticket to Mr. Sear.
"The ticket accompanying the Elis drachm was written by Col. Kozolubski of the Seaby Ancient Coin Department whose assitant I was from 1958 until his death in 1964. "The Colonel", as we called him in the Seaby office, undertook my numismatic education in the early days of my career ... He was co-author, with H. A. Seaby, of the 1959 edition of Greek Coins and Their Values..."
Lawrence Woolslayer
Philip III, 323-317 BC; Lampsakos mint, 319-318 BC61 viewsSilver drachm, 17.2mm, 4.2g, aVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Buckle in left field, crescent over A under throne.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Thompson, Lampsacus, 204b, group IX
Lawrence Woolslayer
Sicily, Syracuse, 55261 viewsSilver 16 Litrae, 26mm, 13.05g, VF
Reign of Hieron II 275-215
Diademed and veiled head of Philistis left, torch behind / BAΣIΛIΣΣA[Σ] ΦIΛIΣTIΔ[OΣ], winged Nike in galloping quadriga right; E below.
Sear 988v; BMC Sicily, pg. 213, #552; SNG ANS 884.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
Phocas (Augustus) AE Follis61 viewsPhocas (Augustus)
AE 40 Nummi 8.61g / 27mm / -
dN FOCA NE PE AV - Phocas standing facing, holding globus cruciger, on left, Leontia standing facing, holding cruciform scepter, on right, cross between their heads
A / N / N / O, r. II - Large M with cross above, ANNO and regnal year to sides.
Exergue: THEUP
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch) (603/604 AD)
References: Sear 671, BMC 102
Scotvs Capitis
132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!61 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!
avers:- IMP-LI-CINIVS-AVG, 2, D2, Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, S and F over HL left and right side in fields.
exergo: S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,26g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-129, p-440, R1!,
1 commentsquadrans
Licinius I SECURITAS London mint61 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureated and cuirassed bust right

Securitas standing left, leaning on short column, right hand on head; *//PLN

RIC VI 275;
4,24g -- 22,5mm
6 commentsgb29400
Roman Empire, Lucius Verus Sestertius61 viewsObv. L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right
Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II S C, Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield
Mint: Rome, 163-164 AD.

30-31mm 23.45g

RIC 1384
1 commentskc
Lydia, Thyateira. AE-22. Artemis Boreitene. A Beautiful Coin!61 viewsLydia, Thyateira. 3rd century AD. Ć 22. 4.79 gm. 1h. BOPEITHNH•, draped bust of Artemis Boreitene rt., wearing teania; quiver and bow over shoulders. / QVATEIPHNWN, eagle standing facing, head lt., with wings dispalyed. Cf. BMC Lydia 19-20; SNG Copenhagen 591 (same dies); SNG von Aulock -. Near EF, dark olive patina.

1 commentsFausta
L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus - Tituria-661 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, Denarius (3.84g) Rome mint, 89 B.C.; obverse Bare head of King Tatius right, SABIN behind; reverse Victory in a biga holding wreath in right hand and reigns in left, TITVRI below horses, grain ear (control symbol) in exergue SRCV I 253, Sydenham 700, Crawford 344/3, RSC I Tituria-6Bud Stewart
Primary Brushes61 viewsScotvs Capitis
The Mamertinoi 288-270 BC.61 viewsSicily, Messana, The Mamertinoi, Bronze Pentonkion, 288-270 BC.
Obverse- Laureate head of Ares right.
Reverse- Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
SNG ANS 402; Calciati I, 3, 26.73 mm, 16.9 g.
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,61 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,
avers:- AVRE(L)IVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F, bare head right. (Legend error "L" missing !!!)
revers:- COS-II, Honos standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,03g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-147 A.D., ref: RIC-429a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-110,
Marcus Aurelius Honos RIC 42261 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Denarius, 3g, 16.72mm, RIC III pg 79 422, RSC 236, Sear 5 4784
REV: HONOS, Honos standing, head left, with branch & cornucopiae
61 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Sestertius.
Reign: Emperor, A.D. 161-180
Denomination: Ć Sestertius.
Diameter: 31 mm.
Weight: 25.46 grams.
Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 158-9.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG. PII F. Head, bare, right, bust draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: TR. POT. XIII COS. II S. C. Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
Reference: RIC (A. Pius) 187, 1349b. Cohen 741.
Ex Richard Graham Collection, Schulman Sale, June, 1966, #1896.
ROMAN IMPERATORS, MARCUS ANTONIUS Legionary Denarius, RSC 27, LEG XI61 viewsOBV: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REV: LEG XI, eagle between standards
3.05g, 16mm

Minted at Patrae, 32-31 BC
1 commentsLegatus
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Rome, RIC V-II 506, -/-//XXIZ, IOVI CONSERVAT AVG G, Jupiter standing left,61 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Rome, RIC V-II 506, -/-//XXIZ, IOVI CONSERVAT AVG G, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- IMP-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI-CONSERVAT-AVG-G, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
exerg: -/-//XXIZ, diameter: 20-22mm, weight: 3,03g, axes: 6h,
mint:Rome , date: 285-286 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-506, C-355,
Medieval Brooch AE-006, Fibula #10061 viewsMedieval Brooch AE-006, Fibula #100
Flower (or 6 arms star) shape Brooch with lot of circle decoration,
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Thrace, Mesembra. AE1961 viewsAE19.

Obv.Female (Nymph?) head right

Rev. Athena advancing left.

gVF, very cute
Votive tessera61 viewsRugser
Mn Fonteius Cf - Fonteia-1061 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Mn Fonteius Cf 85 BC Denarius (3.86 gm). Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, thunderbolt below, M FONTEI behind, CF below chin / Cupid on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus in ex. Syd 724a, Cr353/1c, RCV 7213 commentsBud Stewart
moneta 291.jpg
Constantine I, Thessalonica - RIC VII 12361 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head right
rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG VOT XX. VOT XX enclosed in wreath.
exergue: TS epsilon VI
Struck 324 A.D. at Thessalonica
RIC VII 123 (R2)
Van Meter 79
2 commentsJericho
moneta 627 smaller.jpg
Crispus, Cyzicus - RIC VII 1061 viewsCrispus AE3
obv: DN FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES. Draped bust l., holding globe and sceptre in l. hand, mappa in right.
rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS. Jupiter standing left, chlamys over left shoulder, holding sceptre in left hand, Victory on globe in r.
Struck 317-320 A.D. at Cyzicus
RIC VII 10 (R3)
Van Meter 15
61 viewsOne nummus
Recimer - Libius Severus
RIC X, Rome 2715.
2 commentsRugser
Septimius Severus from Nikopolis61 viewsSeptimius Severus AE18 (3.1 g) from Nikopolis ad Istrum.
Obv: AV KAI CE - CEVHPOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛIT-ΩN-ΠPOC IC, Nike with spread wings, leaning on column with left arm, holding a long palm in left arm and a wreath (?) in right hand.
Pick, AMNG I, 1, p. 378, no. 1371.
1 commentsPscipio
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2015) (plate coin)61 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.9g, 26.61mm, 225°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
in l. and r. field WN - PR
in ex. [O]C ICTRW
Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys
over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1830 (1 ex., Milano)
b) Varbanov (engl.)3787 (this coin, but cites AMNG 1830 under #3783)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. (plate coin)
Rare, about VF, glossy black patina
3 commentsJochen
Siege of Middelburg, silver klippe of 36 Stuiver, Emission of March 157461 viewsObverse: • 1 • 5 • 7• 4 •/• LIBERT : REST •/• S • P • Q • ZEL :/• SOLI • DEO •/• HONOR • in five lines across field; floral scrollwork, flanked by pellets, above and below; all within pearl border; coat-of-arms of Zeeland above
Reverse: Blank
Thracia, Odessos, AMNG 200661 viewsThracia, Odessos, quasi-autonomous, 270-250 BC
AE 22, 7.54g
obv. Head of Zeus, bearded, laureate, r.
rev. The Thracian Rider-God Heros, bearded, nude except chlamys, wearing kausia,
trooting on horse r., beneath as monogram A; with baseline
AMNG 2206; BMC Black Sea 291
Rare, VF+, brown patina with some earthen highlights
ex David Freedman coll.
ex CNG auction 61, 25.9.2002, lot 194

Note: Kausia = a flat Thracian bonnet

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
1 commentsJochen
Moesia inferior, Odessos, Septimius Severus, AMNG 2260 (rev. only)61 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.88g
obv. AV KL CEP - CEVHR[O]C P (HR ligate)
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. O - DHCCE - ITWN
The Great God of Edessos, in himation, standing l., sacrificing from patera over
burning altar; holding cornucopiae in l. arm
ref. a) not in AMNG
rev. AMNG I/2, 2260
obv. AMNG I/2, 2260 (legend)
AMNG I/2, 2261 (bust type)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4347
c) SNG Copenhagen 672 var.
about VF, die break on rev.

The Great God, Theos Megas, was the old Thracian god Darsalas or Derzelates. To honour him there were games in Odessos, the Darzaleia. In AD 238 they took place in the presence of the Emperor as it was reported on coins.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
4 commentsJochen
Orbiana Sestertius61 viewsOrbiana --AE Sestertius. (26.05g) SAL BARBIA ORBIANA [AVG] Diademed and draped bust right. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM Concord seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia, SC at sides. RIC655. 1 commentsfeatherz
Orodes II, AE tetradrachm61 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Tetradrachm

Obv: Bearded facing bust, wearing diademed tiara. Star within crescent, above an anchor with two bars, to the right. Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.1
Sear GIC 5903
de Morgan 42
Sear CIG 5903
Alram 477
BMC 28 260 1ff
Mitchiner ACW 711-712
Howard Cole
MAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1842) AE-Medal, Besztercze Bánya, "HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1842), Scientific Conference, Besztercze Bánya"61 viewsMAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1842) AE-Medal, Besztercze Bánya,
"HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1842), Scientific Conference, Besztercze Bánya"
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 45,50mm, weight:40,49g, axes:0h,
material: AE (Br), mint: , artist: , date: 1842 A.D.,
Ottoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad61 viewsOttoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad
date: 792-AH
diameter: 11-12mm
ref: Michiner-1239
Thessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.61 viewsThessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.

Bronze AE 18, BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328?? , Thessaly mint, IPP[A]/TAS, helmeted head of Athena right; reverse QES-S-LWN, horse trotting right

new photo
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Volusianus 251-253 A.D.61 viewsObv:bust r. radiate wearing paludamentum and cuirass
Rev:emperor radiate riding r. on horse carries spear
79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius61 views
Head of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (bakers shovel), bead and reel in border

Gryphon leaping right control symbol (bakers oven) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: cooks and bakers


79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89


Plate coin
3 commentsJay GT4
107-145 Vologases III - dirham from Ecbatana (Hamadan, Iran)61 viewsNo legend , diademed bust left
Blundered Greek legend , archer seated right, holding bow over monogram
1 commentsGinolerhino
Parthian bronze 2.jpg
Small Bronze 261 viewsGotarzes II

Obverse: King, bareheaded with diadem, square beard, torc.

Reverse: Seated archer in square of dots.

11mm, 1.29g.

Sellwood 65.47
1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Patraos Tetradrachm.jpg
GREEK, Patraos. Tetradrachm61 viewsPatraos.
340-315 BC
Silver Tetradrachm
Patraos, laur. hd. of Apollo r. With short hair. Horseman spearing Macedonian.
S. 1520
Ex. Riibe Mynt. Trondheim Norway
This coin has a rather "untidy" reverse, but somehow it still appeals to me.
1 commentsJan Terje R
PEDRO V 500 REIS 1856.jpg
PORTUGAL - PEDRO V61 viewsPORTUGAL - PEDRO V (1853-1861) AR 500 Reis, 1856.
Obv.: PETRUS V PORTUG ET ALGARB REX .1850. around bust of king right.
Rev.: Crowned arms of Portugal flanked with drapery, over 500 REIS.
Reference: KM-494.
61 viewsEPEIROS, Ambrakia. Circa 360-338 BC. AR Stater (8.55 gm; 20 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left; grain ear behind / Pegasos flying right; A below. Pegasi 128/2.5 commentspaul1888
Roman Empire, Philip I antoninianus.61 viewsAntioch mint, class 2. These later Philip the Arab coins from Antioch used to be poorly known, but through efforts of R. Bland and F. Ovari they have been catalogued properly. Most of the coins are minted on fairly low silver content flans and look a bit dull and grayish. This coin is one of the very few I have ever seen being of good silver. This combined with the forceful, needle-sharp portrait makes it unique. The reverse is slightly off center, but very well engraved and struck as well. RIC 75A, Bland 29.2 commentsjmuona
Roman Empire / Philip I , The Syrian / Felicitas . AD 244-249. 61 viewsSilver Antoninianus (23mm, 3.57 g, 12h). Antioch mint. Struck AD 247-248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 75A; Bland 29; RSC 130. aEF, lightly toned, a few minor scratches on obverse.

If you really want to see or know how Emperor or Ruler really looked like.
Find an Antioch issue .

From The Sam Mansourati Collection / EX CNG
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
8 commentsSam
Roman Empire, Philip I/Philip the Arab 244-249 A.D.61 viewsAR Silver Antoninianus, Philip the Arab 244-249 A.D.
Obverse : IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ear over galley at feet, & cornucopia.
RIC 59
RSC 33
SR 8924
(Please click to enlarge.)
Larry M2
Gallienus FIDES AVG61 viewsGallienus, 260-268 A.D., Asia mint.
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
REV: FIDES AVG, Mercury standing left holding purse and caduceus. PXV in exergue.
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