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Ionia, Priene. AR Drachm. Facing Bust of Athena55 viewsIonia, Priene. 2nd Century BC. AR Drachm. 4.04g. 18mm. Athenopolis, Magistrate. Draped bust of Athena Parthenos facing, wearing triple crested helmet. / Nike advancing rt., holding a wreath and palm; all within a maeander pattern. Regling, Priene, pl. I, #27; Ex. Gemini III, lot 187. Magistrate not known from the bronze issues.

A very interesting coin with an obverse image of Athena resembling several Seleucid bronze issues from Asia Minor. A beautiful coin from one of the more beautiful ancient sites one can ever visit
2 commentsFausta
Probus - Soli Invicto55 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG
Bust type H, left, cuirassed, eagle tipped scepter
Sol in quadriga, facing, CM below
RIC 911, Cyzicus, 3rd emission, 1st officina, 280 AD
Probus Antoninianus55 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.

Mars advancing right, holding a trophy and spear; P in right field.

280 AD, Siscia.

3.89 g

RIC V, Part 2, 810

Amazing reverse!

SOLD October 2014
2 commentsJay GT4
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 204 var (Not in RIC this officina), Rome, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, Sol in spread quadriga,55 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 204 var (Not in RIC this officina), Rome, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, Sol in spread quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- SO-LI-I-N-VICTO, Sol in spread quadriga holding globe and whip.
exergo: -/-//* R-B, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, 3rd emission of Rome, 278, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 204 var (Not in RIC this officina), p-39,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Δ•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,55 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Δ•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: Δ•//XXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 4th officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in Alfoldi typ 22 No 58, Siscia, CONCORDIA-MILIT, Bust-G var, -/Q//XXI, Concordia standing left, Rare!!!55 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in Alfoldi typ 22 No 58, Siscia, CONCORDIA-MILIT, Bust-G var, -/Q//XXI, Concordia standing left, Rare!!!
avers:- IMP-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from back, shield in front and a spear pointing forward. (G var)
revers:- CONCORDIA-AVG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and single cornucopiae.
exe: -/Q//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,67 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, , date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in this bust variation (661), p-, C-, Alföldi type 22, n° 58;
1 commentsquadrans
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 155, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust-F, Emperor riding left, 55 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 155, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust-F, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.(,F)
revers:- ADVEN-TVS-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 2,96g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 281-A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC-155-p-35,
1 commentsquadrans
Prutah by Porcius Festus under Nero55 viewsRetrograde Prutah struck with dies by an illiterate die maker, minted in Judaea (IVDAEA provence) by Roman procurator Porcus Festus (CE 58 to 62) under Emperor Nero.
Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Synkletos / Dionysos, AE1955 views19mm, 4.86g
time of Commodus, 178-192 AD
obv: IEPA CVNKΛHTOC; draped bust of Synkletos (Senate) right
rev: IOVΛIEΩN ΓOPΔHNΩN; Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos in left, kantharos in right hand, panther at feet left

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

ex Gert Boersema
1 commentsareich
Phrygia, Flavia-Grimenothyrai, Artemis / Demeter, AE1855 viewsTime of Trajan, AD 98-117
18mm, 3.4g
obv: EΠI Λ TYΛΛI; draped bust of Artemis right (with bow and quiver)
rev: ΓPIMENOΘYPEΩN; Demeter standing left, holding ears of wheat and scepter
von Aulock Phrygien II, p.79, #370, SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -

From the D. Alighieri Collection, CNG E-Auction 206, Lot 266
2 commentsareich
ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ55 viewsΠτολεμαίος ΦιλομήτωρBohemian
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Tanit Punic - SNG 19055 viewsBillon 2 Shekels - Cathage - 300 BC
Weight: 10.9 gms
Obv.: Wreathed head of Tanit left ; Rev.: Horse standing right, palm behind.

SNG 190
Quintillus, RIC V, 2955 viewsQuintillus, AD 270, brother of Claudius II Gothicus
AE antoninianus, 18mm, 3.28g
Rome, AD 270, 6th officina
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
Providentia, stg. l., holding sceptre in l. hand and in r. hand wand over globe a
her feet.
Digamma in r. field
RIC V/1, 29; C.61
about EF, rev. excentric
2 commentsJochen
Valerian I 253-260 CE, Æ 20mm, Antoninianus.55 viewsValerian I 253-260 CE, Æ 20mm, Antoninianus.

Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.

Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, leaning on shield.

Reference: RIC 222, C 212.
Daniel Friedman
Republic AE-33,55 viewsRepudlic AE-33,
avers:- Helmeted head right,
revers: - ROMA,
exerg: , diameter: 50mm, weight: 22,57g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:, ref:,
Republic AE-33,55 viewsRepublic AE-33,
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 33mm, weight: 34,82g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date:, ref:,
SPAIN - PHILIP IV55 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1665) Copper 4 Maravedis Resellado. Type 30, 1658. Cayon #5214, Toledo. dpaul7
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Rhesaina (Mesopotamia) - Third Legion Parthica55 viewsIllegible circular legend. Naked bust of a laureate emperor upon eagle.
LEG. III , Vexillum (maybe with the letter Γ on it).

These small coins issued by the IIIrd Legion usually come from Rhesaina (Ras el-Ayn, at the source of the river Khabur, nowat the Syro-Turkish border). The obverse looks like it is Caracalla, but also like a consecration portrait.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 496a corr.55 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, Laureate bust right
Rev:– PAR AR AD TR P VI COS II P P, Captives bound and both sitting on discarded armor on the ground, both are sitting on shield; between them, a large trophy
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 198
References:– RIC 496a corr. (Scarce), RSC 360
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 57155 viewsObv:– IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:– P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bust of Geta right.
References:– RIC 571

A poor example but a rare type.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 130d55 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
Rev:– INDVLGENTIA AVGG, Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and scepter, riding lion over waters gushing from rock on left. Exe: IN CARTH
Minted in Rome, A.D. 204-205
References:– VM 29, RIC 130D, RCV02 6806, RSC 97
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 887 - Bust Type G (Serdica) (KA•Γ•)55 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Minted in Serdica (KA•Γ• in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 887 Bust type G
Design on shield.
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132 - Probus - RIC 864 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (Δ) (unlisted issue mark for mint)55 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding globe in left
Minted in Serdica (Δ in exe)
Reference:– RIC 864 var. Bust type H (This series of emission marks is not documented in RIC or Pink for this mint)
There is growing evidence that this coin is part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.
A nicely struck coin with lots of detail and plenty of silvering.
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC VI Lugdunum 26455 viewsAE Follis
Obverse Legend – DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO. Laureate, veiled and cuirassed head right
Reverse Legend – MEMORIA FELIX. Lighted altar; eagle to left and right
Minted in Lugdunum (PLC). Autumn A.D. 307 - Summer A.D. 308
Reference:- RIC VI Lugdunum 264 (Scarce). Bastien XI 499

Weight:- 5.87 gms
Size:- X-Axis 26.98mm, Y-Axis 23.81mm
3 commentsmaridvnvm
RIC IV 536. Veneri Victr. 193-96.55 viewsObv. Draped bust right IVLIA DOMNA AVG
Rev. Venus, seen from behind, standing right, leaning upon column to left, holding palm frond and apple VENERI VICTR

18mm, 3.54g, 12h. Rome mint. Struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 193-196. RIC IV 536 (Septimius); RSC 194

Near Extremely Fine.
Urbs Roma Commemorative AE355 viewsO: VRBS ROMA, helmeted, mantled bust of Roma left
R: She-wolf standing left suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above
dot CONS Epsilon dot in ex.
19mm 2.18g 333-335 AD City Commemoratives, Constantinople RIC 85 (r3)
Roman Republic, AR Victoriatus55 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
RPC II 2425 Vespasianus55 viewsObv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠASIANOY, Laureate head right, date LΓ before
Rev: ALEΞANΔPEIA, Alexandria standing left, wearing elephant skin headdress, wearing cothurni and flying chlamys, wreath in extended right, vexillum in left
BI/Tetradrachm (25.68 mm 11.68 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 70-71 A D
RPC 2425, Dattari 355, SRCV 2378
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
Septimius Severus denarius55 viewsRIC 490a (3,67 gm, 20 mm).
Mint of Laodicea, 196-197 AD.

Perfect engraver's work & stamp!
Great ferocious portrait!

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SALONINA sestertius - c.255-256 AD55 viewsobv: CORNELIA.SA[L]O[NINA.AVG] (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: IVNO.REGINA / S.C. (Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter)
ref: RIC Vi-46, C.62
mint: Rome
21.11gms, 26-29mm
Wife of Gallienus, and mother of Valerianus II, Saloninus, and Egnatius Marinianus. She was married to Gallienus before 242. Salonina saw the murder of her husband in 268, in front of the walls of sieged Milan.
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 031, Rome, VENVS V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left,55 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 031, Rome, VENVS V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers:- SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- VENVS-V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and vertical sceptre, shield at feet in left. Legend error I missing (VCTRIX).
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-22,5 mm, weight: 3,28 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-031, p-, Göbl-232b, C-129a,
Salonina55 viewsSalonina - Antioch Mint - AE Antoninianus - RIC V 87

O: SALONINA AVG, Draped bust right on crescent, hair weaved in rows with long plait carried up the back of head and tucked under stephane

R: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, crescent in left field, VIIC in exergue

References: Göbl 1648d; Sear 10625.

4.6g, 21.5mm, 180 degree die axis, 266-267AD
3 commentsBiancasDad
SARDINIA - Victor Amadeo III55 viewsSARDINIA - Victor Amadeo III (1773-1796) Billon 20-Soldi, 1796. Reference=Craig #58.dpaul7
459-484 Peroz - dirham from Hormizd-Ardashir (Iran)55 viewsPahlavi legend , crowned bust right
Pahlavi legend , fire-altar with two attendants.
3 commentsGinolerhino
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Aquilia Severa AR Denarius, AD 220–255 viewsRome, AD 221, AR Denarius, 3.20g., 20mm., BMCRE-335, RIC-226, RSC-2. Obv: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG; draped bust right. Rx: CONCORDIA; Concordia standing half-left. sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopia, star to right.

Notes: Rare; Aquilia Severa's "Concordia standing" reverse is more often found with the star in the left field than the right (as on this specimen).
3 commentsMichael K5
ROMAN LEAD SEAL55 viewsHead of bearded Hercules to right, in three quarter profile



concical shape; very fine

From the Gert Boersema files
Jay GT4
Sear 1854 (with Mardin c/m 21)55 viewsHost coin: Follis of Constantine X Ducas (1059 – 1067 CE), weight 7.0g, diameter 26.5mm. Mint of Constantinople. Mardin type 21 countermark on reverse, the word Najm [ = ‘star’, part of an honorific]: Artuqid, attributed to Najm al-din [‘Star of the faith’] Alpi (1152 – 1176 CE).

Abu Galyon
Calabria, Tarentum 272-240 b.c. Stater55 viewsObv/ Nude rider on horseback left, placing wreath on horse's head; ΛΥΚΙ/ΝΟΣ in two lines below; ΣΥ above.
Rev/ Taras on dolphin left, hurling trident held overhead in right hand, chlamys wrapped around left arm; owl behind. ΤΑΡΑΣ below. Graffito in upper r. field.
Vlasto 836-41; SNG ANS 1165-69; HN It 1025; SNG Cop 916; BCM p.181,161
19 mm; 6,6 g
Purchased from Numismatica Fiorentina - Florence, Italy
2 commentsTaras
Septimius Severus, AE 1955 viewsAV L SEPT SEVHROC
Bust laureate, cuirassed, draped, right
Kybele seated left, holding patera, leaning on tympanum
Interesting variant, omits lion, similar to Blancon List 41, 2003, 129, an AE 20, but has rev. legend running from 8 to 5 o'cl. and laureate head only on obverse (Courtesy of C. Clay).
Varbanov (Eng.) I, -; H&J -
Ex. Forum Ancient Coins
1 commentswhitetd49
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) #155 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211
AE 18, 2.75g, 17.64mm, 0°
bust, laureate, r.
winged Eros with crossed legs standing l., holding flammed torch reversed
over altar(?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
rev. AMNG I/1, 1368, pl.XVI, 6 (depiction)
AMNG I/1, 1353 (legend)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1364
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2266-2272
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No.
Rare, about VF

2 commentsJochen
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Rome mint, struck 214 AD, AE Sestertius55 viewsM AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX laureate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P XVII IMP COS III P P, S-C Mars standing left
RIC 524b, Cohen 256
1 commentsdupondius
Bust right, drape, wearing stephane
Reverse: "IVNO"CONSERVATRIX, S and C, left and right, low in field.
Juno veiled draped standing front, head left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; to the left, peakcock standing front, body inclined left, head turned to catch drops from patera
BMC 51 (Plate 2), RIC 686
Weight, 20.32g; die axis, 12h
Severus Alexander - sestertius RIC 63555 viewsSeverus Alexander. Sestertius, minted in Rome, 232 A.D.; 18.90 g; obv. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; rev. MARS VLTOR S-C, Mars advancing right, holding spear & shield. RIC 635, BMC 843.

Ex F. R. Künker E-Auktion
Bartosz A
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Severus Alexander - Markianopolis - Eagle55 viewsAE26, 9.30 g, 26 mm, 6 h, 222-235 AD

Laureate head right

Reverse: VΠ TIB IOVΛ ΦHCTOV MAΠKIANOΠOΛ - TΩN (Magistrate Tiberius Julius Festus Markianopolis)
Eagle standing left on rod, head facing left with wreath in beak

Markianopolis mint (Moesia Inferior Provincial issue)

Moushmov 714
1 commentsdrjbca
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, RIC IV-061 Rome55 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 227 A.D.
19mm, 2.79g

Laureate and draped bust right.

Mars walking right, carrying spear and trophy.
1 commentsrubadub
Trebonianus Gallus June / July 251 - July/ August 253 A.D Bronze Sestertius55 viewsTrebonianus Gallus June / July 251 - July/ August 253 A.D Bronze Sestertius, 17.62 grams. 28 mm, Rome Mint struck 253 A.D. Onverse - IMP CAES CVIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG Laureate draped bust right. Reverse - ROMAE AETERNAE SC. Roma seated left holding victory & inverted spear, shield propped against seat. RIC 120, C106. Vf.1 commentsAntonio Protti
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.55 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 167a, BMC 194, RSC 599.
Obverse- SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right;
Reverse- RESTITVTOR VRBIS (Restorer of the City),
Severus in military attire, holding spear in left and sacrificing over a tripod altar with right;
3.657g, 18.0mm, 180o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.;
4 commentsb70
Caliphate of Abd al-Malik55 viewsAbd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685 – 705 CE) ‘Standing Caliph’ type, mint of Amman. Fals, weight 3.0g, diameter 17mm.

Obverse: Standing bearded figure wearing headdress and long robe, with right hand on hilt of sword. Inscription: abd allah abd al-malik amir al-mu’minin (“The servant of God, Abd al-Malik, commander of the faithful”). The last word of the legend is divided, with the letters minin appearing in the right field above the caliph’s shoulder.

Reverse: Object resembling Greek Φ, with globule on top and resting on four steps; large star in left field; mint designation, amman, in right field. Inscription: the shahada (“There is no God but God alone and Muhammad is God’s prophet.”)

This type is part of the last series of Umayyad coins to feature images, and is generally attributed to the years 692 – 696. From 697 the coinage becomes aniconic and purely epigraphic.

Reference: Foss p.78 and D.O. 107
Abu Galyon
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Star of Bethlehem55 viewsSize: AE 20mm
Obverse: Zeus
Reverse: Ram w/Star
Date: 12-14 AD
Reference: RPC I 4269
1 commentsJohn K
Sicily, Syracuse SNG ANS 13855 viewsAR - Silver litra, 12.4mm, 0.653g
struck c.475-450
obv. SVRA
Head of Arethusa, with pearl-diadem, r.
rev. Oktopus
SNG ANS 183; SNG München 1003; SNG Copenhagen 641; cf. Boehringer S.196, 450ff.
about VF, slightly toned
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius55 viewsRIC 184 (3,7 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 202 AD.

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55 viewsCalabria, Taras
AR Didrachm
c. 330-302 BCE (Period V)

O: Naked warrior in crested helmet riding horse right, spearing downward with right hand, shield and two extra spears in left; ΔΑΙ below.

R: Naked ephebe riding dolphin left, holding trident over right shoulder, shield decorated with hippocamp in left; ΦΙ to left, ΤΑΡΑΣ to right, murex shell below.

Vlasto 594; Cote 239; Evans V, B5; Fischer-Bossert 1022a; HN Italy 935; SNG ANS 991.
2 commentsSalaethus
Aeolis, Temnos. Pseudo-autonomous Ae25. Senate/Nemeses55 viewsObv: IERACY NKLHTOC; Bust of youthful Senate r.
Rev: THM NE ITWN; Two Nemeses standing facing each other, drawing fold of drapery from breasts.
200-250 AD.
25mm, 6.5g.
SNG COP 21 266(1)

Temnos was a little town of Aeolia, near the Hermus River, which is shown on its coins. Situated at elevation it commanded the territories of Cyme, Phocaea, and Smyrna. Under Augustus it was already on the decline; under Tiberius it was destroyed by an earthquake; and in the time of Pliny it was no longer inhabited. It was however rebuilt.
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Tetricus II PRINC IVVENT RIC V/2 26055 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.43g.

Obverse: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: PRING IVVENT, Caesar standing L with spear, leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 4

RIC 260, Common.
1505b, Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. (Antioch)55 viewsTheodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 44(b), VF, Antioch, 2.17g, 18.1mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D. Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, r. foot on prow, globe in l., scepter in r., Q and F at sides, ANTG in ex; scarce.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork

Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.

Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Theodore 1224-123055 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
L Thorius denarius, 105 BC55 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right, I.S.M.R. behind
Bull charging right, control mark above, L. THORIVS below, Ex. BALBVS
Thoria 1, Syd 598, Craw 316/1
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Kingdom of Bahmani. Gulbarga Sultanate55 viewsKingdom of Bahmani. Gulbarga Sultanate, Ahmad Shah-II A.H 839 –862 / A.D 1436 – 1458 Copper 1/2 GANI (A.H. 839-862, A.D. 1436-1458). Al mustansir billahil Ghani Abul Muzaffar (He who seeks aid from God, the rich etc.) / Ahmad Shah bin Ahmad Shah al Bahmani
Rajgor 2596, Goron-BH.88
Tiberius Æ sestertius, Empty Quadriga RIC 6655 viewsTiberius Æ sestertius. Rome Mint, 36-37 AD, Quadriga right / TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXIIX around large SC. Ref RIC 66; BMC 130. 1 commentsmattpat
Tiberius sestertius minted under Augustus, Lyon, A.D. 9-1455 viewsObv. TI CAESAR AVGVSTI FI IMPERATOR VI, laurate head of Tiberius left; countermark: (NC)APR : Nero Claudius Augustus Populus Romanus.
Rev. ROM ET AVG, Altar of Lyon flanked by Victories on columns.
22.1g, Ø 36mm, die axis 6h
Ref.: close to RIC Augustus 248b [R4] (which is IMPERATOR VII); close to Cohen 36 (but IMPERATOR VII; same countermark)
Charles S
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Titus RIC 2255 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC 22 (C), BMC 7, RSC 270
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres, draped, seated l., holding corn-ear and poppy in extended r. hand and torch upright in l.

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

A solid coin with a lovely portrait.
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Titus RIC-12055 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).

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 RIC-10355 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.)

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
Titus as Caesar RIC II V156355 viewsTitus as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Antioch Mint 72-73 A.D. (2.86g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate and draped bust right. Rev: Titus standing right in quadriga with branch and sceptre. RIC II 1563, RPC II 1935, RSC 395.

Commemorating the Judea Capta Triumphal parade, celebrated in 71 AD., this is one of the more rarely issued eastern denari of the Flavian reign. Typical of Antioch, this coin has a high relief portrait. This also is my only example of a draped bust.
6 commentsLucas H
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR quinar - struck 114-117 AD55 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.NER.TRAIANO.OPTIMO.AVG. GER.DAC
ref: RIC351, C.282 (10frcs)
1.62gms, 14mm
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #1,55 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #1,
avers:- IMP-CMQ-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
date: 249-250
mint: Rome
diameter: 19-22mm
weight: 3,86g
ref: RIC-29c, C-113a,
027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),55 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 365v, Rome, P M TR P COS VI P P SPR Q PT, PRO-VID, Plated (Fouree),
avers: -IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIANO-OPTIMO-AVG-GER-D, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: -P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-SPR-Q-PT, PRO-VID,Providentia standing left, raising hand over globe and holding scepter; PRO VID across fields.
exergo:-/-//--, diameter:20mm, weight:3,02g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 117 A.D., ref:RIC-II-365var.???,
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Trajan - sestertius55 viewsIMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AVG. GER. DAC. P.M. TR.P. COS. V P.P. : laureate bust with aegis on chest.
S.P.Q.R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S C. Pax (?) holding branch and cornucopia standing left, foot on a captive's bust.
Trajan AE Sestertius, Regna Adsignata RIC 66655 viewsTrajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 27.33 g). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 116-117.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate and draped bust of Trajan, right.
Rev: REGNA ADSIGNATA, Trajan, in military outfit, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, extending hand to three eastern kings, the foremost of whom extends his hands to Trajan; two military figures, one holding baton and sceptre, standing behind Trajan.
RIC II 666; BMCRE 1043; Cohen 325. Sear 3190
Fine, green and brown surfaces. Scarce.

The scene depicted on this coin has always been the source of conjecture. The basic facts of Trajan’s eastern campaigns are known. In 113 that Parthian king Osroes I placed Parthamasiris on the throne of Armenia, in contravention of the long agreement that Armenia would be in the Roman sphere of influence. Trajan’s response was overwhelming; Osroes was driven from Ctesiphon, and Parthamaspates was was proclaimed the new king, although a mere Roman puppet. The turmoil affected all the small buffer states all the Roman-Parthian border. Parthamasiris was removed and Armenia made a Roman protectorate. Meharaspes of Adiabene was deposed in 116, as was Abgar VII of Osrohene, both for wavering in their support of the Romans. Sporaces of Anthemusia had lost his throne in 114. Sohaemus of Sophene and Attambelos VII of Characene in the south seems to have been retained, although Attambelos died the same year as Trajan. So the question is, who are the three kings who are “assigned” kingdoms? Parthamaspates had his own coin type (REX PARTHIS), and according to the historical record none of the deposed monarchs were replaced by Trajan; all the provinces came under Roman administration. it is possible that this coin type reflects Trajan’s intention to appoint new rulers, but the continuing unrest in the east lead to the decision to eliminate the autonomous client kingdoms.
2 commentsmattpat
Trajan AR Denarius, Abundantia standing left. RIC 16655 viewsTrajan Den “Abundantia and galley” Trajan AD 98-117 Silver Denarius “Rome feeds her people” Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P- Laureate head right, draped left shoulder Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Abundantia standing left, holding corn ears over modius filled with corn ears, cornucopia and to her right rear, a galley. Rome mint: AD 103-104 /2.81 g. RIC II 166; BMCRE 169; RSC 467a.3 commentsmattpat
Trajan Decius antoninianus55 viewsABVNDANTIA AVG1 commentsTibsi
Trebonianus Gallus antoninianus (R)55 viewsBlundered reverse legend: MARTEM PROGNATOREM
The 'PV' letters are missing from PROPVGNATOREM
The numbers of the known specimens are 5-6.
1 commentstibsi67
AE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #0155 viewsAE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #01
distribution: ???
date: ???
ref: ???
018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-094, #0155 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-094, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross on double arch between two crescents containing star, two dots and two lines, border of dots.
revers: Four crescents containing crosses, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,0 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: - h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-094, CHN-1-127, Huszar-116, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Valens Siliqua55 viewsD N VALEN S P F AVG,

diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

VRBS ROMA Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear

TRPS. in ex.

RIC 27e
Will Hooton
159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,55 views159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, A in the left field.
exergo: A/-//TES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 384-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-62a.2, p-188,
026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0355 views026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #03
avers:- King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
revers:- Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,30g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszar-434a, Very Rare !!!
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Vespasian H.779v55 viewsSize: AE As
Obverse: Laureate Head
Reverse: Victory
Date: 69-79 AD
Reference: Hendin 779v
John K
Vespasian(us)55 viewsVespasian, denarius.
Rome mint, 69 - 70 AD.
RIC 19, RSC 84.
18mm, 3.1g.
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev. COS ITER FORT RED, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on prow & cornucopia.

This 'first-year' type of Vespasian wishes him a safe, speedy return from the East, by ship (hence the prow). The bust type on this example is youthful, compared to the 59 year old newly acclaimed Emperor. It is thought that these issues struck before Vespasian's arrival in Rome were often based on portraits of previous emperor Vitellius, or very dated busts/descriptions of Vespasian.
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Vespasian(us)55 viewsVespasian, denarius.
RIC II 356, RSC 45.
3.3 g.
Rome mint, 72-73 AD.
Obv. IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII, head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
Rev. above AVGVR, below TRI POT, simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus.

I bought this coin because of the beautiful, detailed set of sacrificial implements on the reverse, which are, from the left to right: (a) simpulum (ladle), (b) sprinkler, (c) libation jug, and (d) lituus (curved staff).
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Vespasian(us)55 viewsVespasian, denarius
RIC 23, RSC 87.
18 mm, 3.4g.
Rome Mint, 69 - 70 A.D.
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev. COS ITER TR POT, Mars, helmeted, nude but for a chlamys draped round waist, advancing right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, spear pointing forward up in right hand.
2 commentsMarsman
Vespasian - [RIC 944, RSC II 134a, BMCRE II 209, SRCV II 2289 var (head right)]55 viewsSilver denarius, gF, 3.257g, 17.4mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 77-78 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left

Rev. - COS VIII in ex., pair of oxen under yoke facing left

Rarer left facing bust of the type, which was minted in a ratio of 1:10 to the right facing busts

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
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Vespasian denarius55 viewsCAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate bust of Vespasian right

Modius filled with seven grain ears in fields to left and right

Rome 78 AD

Sear 2293, RSC 215, RIC 110

6 commentsJay GT4
Vespasian Countermark on Marc Antony Legionary Denarius55 viewsMarcus Antonius (Marc Antony). AR Denarius. Struck 32-31 BC. Obv: [ANT AVG III VIR R P C], praetorian galley. Rev: IMPVES

IMPVESP was commonly found on denarii of the Republic according to Museum of Countermarks on Roman Coins. Although the undertype is very worn, the praetorian galley is clear on the Obverse, and the countermark is very clear (better than my photo makes it) on the reverse. A little something different for my Flavian collection.
2 commentsLucas H
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Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 78 var55 viewsAnt, 18mm, 3.13g.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing L, in military dress, with spear, leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 4.

RIC 78 var.
2 commentsRobert_Brenchley
VITELLIUS55 viewsAR denarius. 69 AD. 3.26 grs. Laureate head right. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P / Tripod-lebes, dolphin right above, raven right below. XV VIR SACR FAC.
RIC 109 . RSC 111.
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CHINA - YONG LI (YONGMING, PRINCE OF GUI)55 viewsSouthern Ming Dynasty - Price of Gui Yongming (Yong Li Reign Title) - 1646-1659. H-21.45. S-1296. Small letter variety.dpaul7
Apameia, Phrygia54 views133-48 B.C.
Bronze Æ21
8.60 gm, 21 mm
Laureate head of Zeus right
Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAME to right
ATTA/BIAN (magistrates) in two lines to left
Sear 5121var.; BMC Phrygia pg. 80, 61;
SNG Copenhagen 172.
4 commentsJaimelai
Caligula AE As54 viewsRIC I 38 Rome, C 27
10.61 g, 28 mm
Struck 37-38 AD
VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Mark Z
SICILY, KAMARINA, 420 - 410 BC54 viewsAE Onkia, 12mm, 1.3g

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

Westermark, Kamarina Taf.32 Type A 177

Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 200, #1209
4 commentsrobertpe
THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, Struck circa 301/0-300/299 BC54 viewsAR Drachm, 17mm, 4.16 g, 12h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint.

O. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
R. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, lion head left above E; monogram below throne

Thompson 93 corr. (lion head, not forepart); Price 1993; Müller 332
Antoninus Pius, Denarius 54 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P , laureate head right
COS IIII, Peace standing left, holding spceptre and olive branch
3.0 gr
Cohen # 258
Potator II
Diva Faustina, Denarius54 viewsMinted in Rome, after AD 147
DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right with pearls in hair
AVGV STA, Vesta standing left, draped and veiled, holding simpulum and palladium
3.29 gr, 18 mm
Ref : RCV #4587, RIC III # 368, Cohen #108
Potator II
Commodus, Middle bronze - 009554 viewsRome mint, AD 190
M COMM ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, laureate head right
APOL MONETAE P M TR P XV IMP VIII, Apollo, standing right, leaning on column. COS- VI and S-C in field
11.06 gr, 26 mm
Ex. Pscipio
1 commentsPotator II
Caracalla, Tetradrachm54 viewsTetratrachm struck in Antioch, c.209-212 AD
AVT KAI ANTWNEIN C CEB, Laureate bust of Caracalla right
DHMARX.....PATO.TO.TOG, Eagle facing with wreath in beak
13.65 gr
Ref : Sear #2649 var, Prieur # 214A_001 (unique to date with this reverse legend lacking C : "should" be TOC.TOG. Thanks to Michel Prieur for the additionnal informations)
2 commentsPotator II
Constantius II54 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards; II in left field, AQP in ex. 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AE-Quadrans, RIC II , RIC-New-502, Rome, 54 views024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AE-Quadrans, RIC II , RIC-New-502, Rome,
avers:- IMP-DOMITIAN-AVG-GE[RM COS XII], Diademed (with ears) draped bust of Ceres (Domitia) right.
revers:- Associated sheaf of three poppies and four ears, S-C across the field.
diameter: mm, weight: axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 86 A.D., ref: RIC II , RIC-New-502, BMCRE 370, C-18,
Julius Caesar54 viewsDenarius
OV: Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right
Leg: -
RV: Venus Genetrix as Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in outstretched right hand and long scepter in left
Ex: -
RSC 26 / Sydenham 1089
5 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Diadumenian as Caesar AE 19 Marcianopolis54 viewsMegaw MAR1.10; Hristova/Jekov; Varbanov 1350; Moushmov 590A. Moesia Inferior.
3.19 g, 18 mm
M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC K, draped and cuirassed bust right
MARKIANOPOLEITWN, Harpokrates standing left, fingers to his lips & holding cornucopia.
Mark Z
Gordian III, Sestertius54 viewsSestertius minted in Rome, AD 241/243
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind
IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing, looking right, holding thuderbolt and sceptre. S C in field
20,18 gr
Ref : Cohen #111, RCV # 8710, RIC # 298a
Potator II
Uranius Antoninus Tetradrachm54 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. 253-254 A.D.
BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.38 g, 6h).
OBV: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; S C in exergue.
Baldus, Nachtrag Ξ/ξ = Prieur 1058 var. or corr.
The reverse legend on the current coin appears to end [...]YΠAT B, whereas Prieur notes the specimen published by Baldus ends [...]YΠATO B. It is not entirely clear from the photograph in Baldus.
Near VF, earthen deposits, peripheral roughness on reverse. Perhaps the second known.
4 commentsMark Z
Claudius Gothicus, Antoninianus54 viewsMediolanum mint, 1st officina, AD 268-270
IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
PROVID AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. P at exergue
5.30 gr 18-21 mm
Ref : RIC V, Part 1, 163, RCV # 11361
Ex. Pscipio
2 commentsPotator II
049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios, 54 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios,
avers:- AV-K-Λ-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios (Sol) right, whip over left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,46g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-, PB-1358, HM-929,
051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), Thrace, Serdica, Varbanov III 2094, AE-19, CEPΔΩN, Harpokrates standing left, 54 views051 Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.), Thrace, Serdica, Varbanov III 2094, AE-19, CEPΔΩN, Harpokrates standing left,
avers:- AYT K M AV CEV ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- CEPΔΩN, Harpokrates standing left, right hand raised to his shoulder, holding cornucopia in left hand.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 4,31g, axis: 1h,
mint: Thrace, Serdica, date: A.D., ref:Varbanov III 2094, p-236,
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Probus, Antoninianus - 007054 viewsSiscia mint
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate ust of Probus left, wearing imperial mantle (bust type H)
SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga, XXIT at exergue
3.77 gr
Ref : Cohen #662, RCV # 12038 var, RIC 767

Superbe exemplaire avec patine dorée
2 commentsPotator II
Maximianus, Follis54 viewsAquilea mint, 1st officina, AD 301
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maximianus right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left, holding cornucopia and scales. AQP at exergue, V in right field
10.35 gr
Ref :RCV # 13300 (100), Cohen #504, RIC VI # 29b
Potator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus54 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
062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC ???, AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #154 views062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, 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 ???,
Gordian III54 viewsRef Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 86, RSC 121
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing right with wreath & rudder . RSC 121.
4.7 g.

better photo
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Postumus54 viewsBetter photo

Postumus Antoninianus. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VBERTAS AVG, Uberitas standing left, holding purse & caduceus. RIC V-II Cologne 330

Treveri (Trier) mint. 4th emission, 2nd phase, group 2. Struck AD 267. RIC V 330; Mairat 136.
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnus Maximus AR Siliqua54 viewsRIC IX 84b1 Trier, RSC 20a
2.07 g, 17 mm
D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe & spear
TRPS in exergue
1 commentsMark Z
1028-1034 Anon B S 1823 2.jpg
1028-1034 - follis (Anonymous class B)54 views+ EMMANOVHΛ , bust of Christ facing, holding Gospels ; in field IC / XC (icon of the "Pantocrator")
Cross on three steps dividing IS / XC // bAS / ILE // bAS / ILE (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Sear 1823
Greece, 100 Drachmai 1992, KM # 159.54 viewsGreece,
100 Drachmes, brass (29 mm / 10.00 g), 1992,
Obv.: EΛΛHNIKH ΔHMOKPATIA / 1992 - BEPΓINA / 100 / ΔPAXMEΣ , the Vergina sun or star of Vergina.
Rev.: MEΓAΣ AΛEΞANΔPOΣ / BAΣIΛEYΣ MAKEΔONΩN , diademed head of Alexander The Great with horn of Ammon right.
KM # 159.

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

my ancient coin database
204d. Aquilia Severa54 viewsAquilia Severa

As part of this marriage of gods, Elagabalus married one of the Vestal Virgins, Julia Aquilia Severa (AD 220). In earlier days sexual relations with a Vestal Virgins meant the immediate death penalty for both her and her lover, then this marriage of the emperor only further enraged public opinion. Although the marriage between Elagabalus and Aquilia Severa went ahead, the emperor's religious aspirations for El-Gabal had to be abandoned, for fear of the public's reaction. Instead the god El-Gabal, by now known to the Romans as Elagabalus - the same name used for their emperor, - was 'married' to the less controversial moon goddess Urania.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Potin Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.54 gm). Dated year 5 (221/222 AD). Draped bust right / Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Köln 2374; Dattari 4188; Milne 2868; Curtis 1016; Emmett 3010. VF, brown patina, rough surfaces. From the Tony Hardy Collection. Ex-CNG
127- Severus Alexander RIC 616.JPG
Severus Alexander Sestertius RIC 61654 viewsAE Sestertius, 222-238 AD
Obv: IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev:VICTORIA AVGVSTI / SC, Victory standing right , foot on helmet, inscribing VOT / X on shield attached to Palm tree.
29mm, 22.5 gm.
RIC 616, Cohen 567.
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Maximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD 54 viewsMaximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD
Obverse: AK MAOVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: LB, Elpis standing left holding flower
Emmett 4114
19mm, 8.1gm
Antonivs Protti
Empress, AVKTR(?) and ΠPY54 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). Æ 27. A.D. 81-96 (?). Laureate bust right (?); 2 countermarks: (1) to left, (2) to right. Countermark (3). Weight: 8.18 g. Note: All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere CM (1): Head of empress, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 217 (1 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(3): Monogram of ΠPY, in rectangular punch, 7 x 6.5 mm.Howgego 630 (3 pcs). The order of application appears to have been (3)-(2)-(1) may be implied (also be consistent if (1) is Faustina Jr., and if (2) reads “AVTOKPATWP TPAIAN…”). Collection Automan.Automan
140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 036, -/-//CONSE, PIETAS ROMANA•, Pietas facing, head right,54 views140 Theodora (305-306 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 036, -/-//CONSE, PIETAS ROMANA•, Pietas facing, head right,
2nd wife of Constantius I. (Chlorus).
avers:- FL-MAX-THEO-DORAE-AVG, Bust of Theodora right, wearing plain mantle and necklace, hair elaborately dressed.
revers:- PIETAS-ROMANA-•, Pietas facing, head right, carrying an infant at her breast.
exergo: -/-//CONSE, diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight:1,79g, axis: 11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 330 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-36, p-449,
Maximinus Thrax sestertius54 viewsSesterce Maximin 1er
- Sesterce, Maximin 1er, 235-236 (Bronze) C.100 - RIC.67 - BMC/RE.27
Avers : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2) ; portrait B.
Revers : Victoria (la Victoire), drapée et ailée, allant à droite, brandissant une couronne de la main droite et tenant une palme de la main gauche. VICTO-RI-A AVG SC.
2 commentsbgaut
1793 AE Halfpenny Token. Emsworth, Hampshire.54 viewsObverse: PEACE AND PLENTY. Dove carrying olive-branch flying above cornucopia spilling out the fruits of the earth.
Reverse: HALFPENNY. Britannia, portrayed as a helmeted, plumed and draped female figure wearing a breastplate emblazoned with the union flag, seated facing left on tea-chest; her right hand resting on a terrestrial globe and her left arm on an anchor; a crowned lion, it's head turned facing, reclining left at her feet; in exergue, 1793.
Edge: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦".
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 11

Issued by John Stride, a grocer and tea dealer from Hampshire, this token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. This token is a mule of the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 10 (Hampshire), here used as the obverse and the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 11. It may have originally been intended that these mules would be sold to collectors, but as a large number exist it seems that they must have been sold to merchants and entered general circulation.

These 18th century tokens are often generically referred to as “Conder” tokens, the name originating from James Conder, a linen draper from Tavern Street in Ipswich. Conder was an ardent collector of tokens and the author of the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by that of Atkins in 1892.
German States, Bavaria. Ludwig I 1825 - 1848. Copper pfennig. 183154 viewsGerman States, Bavaria. Ludwig I 1825 - 1848. Copper pfennig. 1831. Crowned arms / value and date.

KM 384
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Sear 1979 154 viewsOrthodoxcoins
Volusianus (251-253 d.C.), sesterzio (Boyd collection)54 viewsVOLUSIANO, 251-253 d.C. sesterzio
AE, 28 mm, 19.61 gr, 12h, VF (BB)
D/ IMP CAE VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, busto laureato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ FELICITAS PVBLICA SC, Felicitas stante a sx, appoggiata a una colonna regge caduceo e scettro
RIC IV 251a; Cohen 35.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (25 gennaio 2009, numero catalogo 33), ex Kovacevic collection (ANE, Toronto Canada, 2007), ex CNG Electronic Auction 131, (Lancaster PA Usa - London, 18 gennaio 2006, lotto 185), ex Baldwin's auction 42 (London, 2005, parte del lotto 628), ex W.C.Boyd collection (London, 16 dicembre 1889).
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2 Nummi Honorio RIC X Thessalonica 395.jpg
A149-12 - Honorio (393 - 423 D.C.)54 viewsAE3 Doble Nummi 14 mm 2.3 gr.
Hijo menor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias occidentales.

Anv: "DN H[ONORI - VS] PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. " * " detrás del busto.
Rev: "GLORIA - ROMA - NORUM" Leyenda tipo A - Los dos emperador vestidos militarmente de pié de frente, viendo cada uno al otro, el derecho (Teodosio II) es mas pequeño, ambos portando lanza y descansando sobre su escudo. "TESA ó B ó Γ" en exergo. Estimo la ceca en función de la división en la leyenda del reverso Tipo A, única Tessalonica con esta leyenda.

Acuñada 408 - 423 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.Incierta) Acuñación Oriental de su Sobrino Teodosio II en su nombre.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Thessalonica) #395 Pag.271 - DVM #39 Pag.318 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9436.a. Pag.305 - Cohen Vol.VIII #26 Pag.181 - Carson #1876
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Seleucid Kings, Demetrius III / Damascus54 viewsAE 21, 96-95 BC
Obv: Radiate head right
Rev: Nike advancing left
5 grams, 21mm
LSM 117
Septimius Severus, Stobi54 viewsIMP L SEP - SEVERVS
Laureate draped bust right

Victory standing facing, head right, wearing radiate crown, holding long torch
entwined with serpent (Demeter) in right hand, and cornucopia (Tyche/Fortuna) in left hand.

Ae 28mm; 13.91g
Josifovski 142 (V28, R28); Kuzmanovic 262 - Nominal III
Trophy54 viewsCILICIA. Uncertain colonial mint. Octavian. Æ 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
working on54 views1 commentsbrian l
Alexander the great tetradrachm54 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
Thrace, Maroneia AE16mm (5.6g).54 viewsThrace, Maroneia AE16mm (5.6g).
Obverse: Head of Dionysos, wreathed in ivy
Reverse: Dionysos standing left holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos.2173

2 commentsAntonivs Protti
Constans54 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)
Germany. Third Reich. .9000 silver 5-marks 1935-A. Two examples.54 viewsGermany. Third Reich. .9000 silver 5-marks 1935-A. Two examples. Potsdam Garrison Church, mint below / DEUTSCHES REICH 5 REICHSMARK, Eagle divides date.

KM 83
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla denarius54 viewsCaracalla, 198-217, Silver Denarius, RIC-IV-I-214-S, struck 210-213 at Rome, 3.21 grams, 18.3 mm. EF

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate, bearded head of Caracalla facing right
Rev: INDVLG FECVNDAE - Indulgentia, wearing polos, seated left on curule chair, extending right hand and holding sceptre

A lovely specimen that is especially well centered with just a touch of weakness on the center of the reverse. Lots of eye appeal, lightly toned and a much scarcer issue.

1 commentssseverus
Great Britain. George VI. .5000 silver 6-pence 1939, 1943.54 viewsGreat Britain. George VI. .5000 silver 6-pence 1939, 1943. GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR: OMN: REX, head left / FID: DEF: IND: IMP, Crowned monogram divides date.

KM 852
NABATEI, Bronzo-AE, Petra. Aretas IV e Shuqailat (9 a.C.- 40 d.C.)54 viewsNabatei, AE18. Coniato a Petra tra il 9 a.C. e il 40 d.C. Regno di Aretas IV
AE, gr. 5,0. mm 18, MB+/BB
D/ busti accostati di Aretas IV (togato) e della principessa Shuqailat, sua figlia
R/ cornucopie incrociate
SNG Part 6 #1438.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (23 novembre 2007, numero catalogo 61); ex David Connors collection, Oak Harbor WA Usa, fino al 2007).
1 commentspaolo
Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)54 viewsO: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left.
RIC IV 38b, RSC IV 87 SRCV III 8937

Very Heavy!
5 commentsMat
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I / Vota / Siscia54 viewsAttribution: RIC 174 (RIC VII)

Mint: Siscia, ESIS branch

Date: 321-324 AD

Laureate head right

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINIMAX AVG around VOT XX in wreath, ESIS branch in exergue

Size: 18.94mm

Weight: 3.41 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
91454 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Pax (or Fides?) standing left with two standards
Unmarked mint or irregular?
RIC 914
ex Blackmoor hoard
Obverse and reverse die duplicate of the Voegelaar specimen
1 commentsmauseus
976-1025 Anon A2 S1813.jpg
976-1025 - follis (Anonymous class A2)54 views+ EMMANOVHΛ , bust of Christ facing, holding gospels ; in field IC / XC

Sear 1813
AE-very-thin Aplication, Single sided, #154 viewsAE-very-thin Aplication, Single sided, #1
avers:- Soldier riding right, holding shield and spear, spearing animal,
revers:- negativ pictures,
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 28x29x0,2mm, weight: 1,48g, axis: 0h,
mint: ???, date: 4th-5th centuries A.D., ref: ???,
agathokles54 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, Akarnania, Anaktorion AR stater (c. 350-300 BC)54 viewso/ Pegasos flying left, monogram below.
r/ NAY, Head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet, monogram below, monogram & ring with pendants behind.
8.27g. 20x21mm
PegasiII 73
4 commentsAugustin Caron
Alexander III the Great AR Drachm54 viewsMagnesia mint (319-305 BC).
Price 1980
1 commentsMinos
ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)54 viewsAR drachm, (4,14 g. - 17-18 mm)
Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC.
under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1551. _17988 sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
PORTUGAL - Alfonso V54 viewsPORTUGAL - Alfonso V (1438-1481) Copper 1/2-Real Preto. Lisbon mint. Reference: VAZ-a5.12(x).
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Allectus- Pax Avg54 viewsAllectus, summer 293 - 296 or 297 A.D.

Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right

IMP: Imperator, leader of the army
C: Caes
ALLECTVS: Allectus
P F: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

PAX AVG, the divine peace

PAX: Peace
AVG: Divine

Pax standing left holding scepter and branch

Domination: Bronze antoninianus, Size 16 mm.

Mint: Cologne or Camolodunum mint

Comment: The coin is 'Barbarous'. It's so well established, unfortunately, that we're stuck with it. It refers to coins struck unofficially during times of shortage, which would be comparable with the tokens which circulated in Britain in the late 18th-eatly 19th centuries at a time when there was a shortage of copper coinage. The term 'barbarous' comes from an old, now discredited, idea that they were struck by 'barbarians' outside the empire.
John Schou
ALLECTUS54 viewsAE Antoninianus. ‘C’ mint. 293-296 AD. 3.17 g. 6h. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right . IMP ALLECTVS PF AVG. / Providentia standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and globe. PROVID AVG. S/P//C. RIC V 94; Burnett, Coinage 160.
CNG 803623
2 commentsbenito
amisos54 viewsAmisos - Ares and sword in sheath AE 22 Amisos 2nd - 1st Century BC. Amisos is a Greek city on the Black Sea coast founded in 6th century BC. , 8.53 g. Obv.: Head of young Ares wearing helmet. Rev.: Sword in sheath Legend in Greek. Ref.: D. Sear Greek coins and their values, Vol. II, p. 340, 3643dpaul7
Roman Empire, Anastasius, Tremissis 491 - 518 A.D. Constantinople mint. 54 viewsAnastasius. 491 – 518 A.D. Constantinople mint. Gold tremissis, 1.454g, 14.6mm, 180o, light graffiti, EF. Obv: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG. Rev: Victory advancing right, head left, wreath in right, globus cruciger in left, star right, VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM. CONOB in ex. Ref: SBCV 8, DOC I 10, BMC 10 – 15. 1 commentsBard Gram O
Selecus I Nikator AR tetradrachm 54 viewsAncient Greek / Seleucid Kingdom / Selecus I Nikator / in the name of Alexander the Great / AR tetradrachm

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's headdress. 
Reverse:  Zeus seated right, anchor , A to right , M under throne.  
Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint. 311 - 300 B.C.
Weight 16.87 grams,  Max. Dia., 28 mm.
Price 3359, SC 94.6b.

Posthumous issue struck circa 311-300 B.C. under Selecus I, (312-281) BC

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica54 viewsObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ/Virgin, Star Above, Backward "B" Below
Sear 2360
1 commentsLaetvs
Antoninus Pius, RIC 677, As of AD 140-144 (Bonus Eventus) 54 viewsÆ As (11.42g, Ø28mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: BONO EVENTI (around), S C (in field), Bonus Eventus, naked, standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding a cornucopiae.
RIC 677; Cohen 107; Strack 824
ex Artcoins Roma auct.5
Charles S
Antoniniano Claudio Gótico RIC 273.jpg
94-23 - CLAUDIO GÓTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)54 viewsAE Minimus? (Pequeño módulo) 14 mm 1.7 gr.

Anv: "[DIVO CLAVDIO]" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FIDES [MILITVM]" - Fides (La Fidelidad) de pié de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando un estandarte militar en mano derecha y una lanza en la izquierda.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuñando moneda, indudablemente en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.

Acuñada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte I #273 Pag.235 - Cohen Vol.VI #94 Pag.139
Antoninus Pius - Anchialus.JPG
Antoninus Pius - Anchialus - Homonia54 viewsAE22, 8.89 g, 22 mm, 6 h, 138-161 AD

Laureate and draped bust right

Reverse: AΓ XIA ΛEΩN
Homonia standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

Anchialus mint (Thrace Provincial issue)

Varbanov 542
Antoninus Pius denarius54 viewsEmperor sacrificing reverse2 commentsmarandnumiz
Antoninus Pius Securitas54 viewsAE Sestertius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), struck AD 140-144, very thick heavy coin at 4mm thick.
REV: COS IIII SC, Securitas seated left holding sceptre and propping head on left hand
RIC 764, Cohen 298, 31.11mm, 25.1g
Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica - AR Drachm, 450-400 BC. * Specimen 154 views
Gorgoneion | Anchor - Apollonia Pontica, Thrace: Specimen 1.

Obv: Gorgoneion facing.
Rev: Inverted anchor with crayfish in left field, monogram A in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Apollonia Pontica
Struck: 450-400 BC.

Size: 16.425 mm.
Weight: 2.79 grams
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Worn and as shown in photographs, but still an impressive Gorgoneion.

Sear, 1655(v)
Arab Byz 3.jpg
Arab-Byzantine fals - Emesa (Homs, Syria)54 viewsKAΛON / b-Homs (in Arabic) , bust of a Byzantine emperor holding globe with cross.
EMI CHC around large m ; tayyib (= "good", like καλον in Greek) in exergue.
AS Augusto RIC 431_1.jpg
01-25 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)54 viewsAE AS (Serie de los Triunviros Monetales) 25 mm 7.3 gr.
Legado Monetario M SALVIUS OTHO

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

Acuñada 7 A.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #431 Pag.75 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1685 Pag.331 - BMCRE #226 (=BMCRR #4693) - Cohen Vol.1 #515 Pag.139 - DVM #100b Pag.71 - CBN #687
07-01 GERMANICO (4 - 19 D.C.)54 viewsAE AS 26 mm 10.0 gr.
Emisión póstuma realizada por su hijo Caligula

Anv: "GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVGVST F DIVI AVG N" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT" - Leyenda alrededor de gran "S C ".

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión 37 - 38 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - Off. 1ra.

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 (Gaius) #35 Pag.110 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 (Caligula) #1821 Pag.360 - BMCRE (Gaius) #49 - Cohen Vol.1 #1 Pag.224 - DVM #2 Pag.77 - CBN #73 - MIR #20 - RC #600
Roman Empire, Nero, AE As, Rome mint, struck 67 AD54 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERMANIC. Laureate head right
S-C. Victoria flying left with shield inscribed S P Q R
RIC 368; Cohen 300
Roman Empire, Nero, Ae As, Lugdunum mint, struck 66 AD54 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR POT P P. Bare-head right.
unlisted in Cohen and RIC
As Alexander as Caesar 54 viewsObverse: (MAVRAL)EXAND(ERCAES)
Head right, bare; bust draped
Reverse: (P)RINCIVVENTVT(IS) S(C) low in field
Alexander in military dress, standing left, holding baton and sceptre; on right, two standards
BMC p. 614 citing Cohen 485, RIC 386
Weight, 10.22g; die axis, 12h.
54 viewsAthalaricus Rex
AD 526-534
X nummii
Athens Tetradrachm54 viewsTetradrachm (AR), 17.05g, 28mm, 6h. Ca. 449-404. Berry 66. Flament pl. 26, 8.

After Minos' suggestion I investigated the deposit in Athena's ear and below the earring. Under 12.5X it seemed to be some kind of waxy deposit rather than horn silver as I thought. Removed with a coctail toothpick under magnification with really smooth moves. I believe this was remains of wax somebody used to protect (?) the coin. I am astonished that previous owner + auction houses didn't try to clean it as it clearly made the coin look a bit odd. All in all, I am even happier with my Athena now.
1 commentspaparoupa
Athens Owl Tetradrachm54 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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1 commentsRomanorvm
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AE quadrans - struck 5 BC54 viewsobv: GALVS.MESSALLA.III.VIR
ref: RIC I 443, C.352
mint: Rome, 3.03gms, 16mm
Moneyers Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisena.

The quadrans (literally meaning "a quarter") was a low-value Roman bronze coin worth 1/4th of an as. After ca. 90 BC, when bronze coinage was reduced to the semuncial standard, the quadrans became the lowest-valued coin in production.
002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 428, Rome, AE-As, (moneyer P Lurius Agrippa), P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR •A•A•A•F•F•, around large S•C, #154 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 428, Rome, AE-As, (moneyer P Lurius Agrippa), P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR •A•A•A•F•F•, around large S•C, #1
revers:- P-LVRIVS-AGRIPPA-IIIVIR•A•A•A•F•F•, around large S•C.
exe: S•C//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 8,42g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date: 7 B.C., ref: RIC-I-428, C-446, BMC-244,
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2383, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//XXIV, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand,54 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2383, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//XXIV, Emperor and Cocordia clasping hand,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 21-23,5mm, weight: 4,09g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, iss-9, ph-1, off-5, date: 274-275A.D., ref: T-2383 (Estiot), RIC V-I 244,
Barbarous, Constantine I 54 viewsVICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP

with what looks like CONSTNNT-NSNNG on obv. and E?SIS in ex
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Italy, Piombino Museum54 viewsAmphora of barrati, a amphora totally of silver found in the sea near PiombinoFranz-Josef M
Greece, Rhodes grave of Kleobulos 54 viewsThe grave was used as a chapel in the medievalFranz-Josef M
Bohemia-Moravia54 viewsKm4 - 1 Koruna - 1943Daniel Friedman
M2. Constantinople, RIC VII, 32 R354 viewsAe3 2.9 gm 19 mm Struck: 328 Mark: Є/CONS
Rosette diademed head, right. Gazing to heaven.
Victory seated on cippus facing left, but looking right; palm in each hand. Trophy in front and kneeling captive at feet turning head to look, but spurned by Victory.
E4. Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (Diadumenian)54 viewsObv: [Κ Μ ΟΠΕ] ΛΛΙ ΑΝΤΩ [Ν] ΔΙΑΔΟVΜ [ΕΝΙΑΝΟC]
Bare head, right.
Conflated personification of Nemesis & Aequitas standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and set of balance scales in outstretched right hand. Wheel by knees.
10 gm, 25.6mm, 217-218 AD, AMNG (I) 1861(var)
Comment: Issued under the Provincial Governor, Statius Longinus. The interesting combination of godesses was suggested by Pat Lawrence. Based on that I interpret the message to mean that unethical/unlawful conduct in the marketplace will be judged and condemned in the afterlife.
All too typical of the time, Diadumenian and his father, Macrinus, were assassinated at Antioch by the order of Elagabalus in June of 218. The boy was not quite ten years old.
Attribution thanks go to Steve Minnoch and Pat Lawrence.
2 commentsMassanutten
B5. Mark Antony, Denarius, 32-31 BC54 viewsObv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right, mast with banners at prow.
Legionary eagle between two standards.
3.5 gm, 18 mm, Mint: Patria (?), S 1479, RSC 58.
Comment: One of the legionary series struck in vast quantities to pay for his impending war against Octavian. Minted from inferior silver supplied from Cleopatra and sometimes referred to as 'money of necessity'.
M5. C Claudius Pulcher, Denarius, 110-109 BC54 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Helmeted head of Roma
Victory in biga, right.
3.3 gm, 19 mm, Mint: Rome, S 177, RSC 1.
Comment: Gens Claudia. Reverse refers to an ancestor's B.C. 177 victory over the Ligurian and Istrian tribes in southern Gaul.
K6. Severus Alexander54 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
British West Africa54 viewsKm20 - 1/10 Penny - 1943
Km21 - 3 Pence - 1938H
Daniel Friedman
capt AE 28.BMP
Domitian 81-96 AD54 viewsDomitian LARGE Judaea Capta Hendin-748

Domitian, 81-96 AD, AE 27 mm,
Struck at the mint of Caesarea Maritima as part of the Flavian Judaea Capta series. Laureate bust Domitian to right/Minerva in prow to left, small owl at feet right, behind her is a field trophy of arms. Hendin-748.
Kos, Islands off Caria54 views337 – 330 B.C.
Bronze Æ 16
2.71 gm, 15-16.5 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right,
wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Crab, KΩI(?)
BMC Caria p.203, 102 var.;
HGC 6, 1336
4 commentsJaimelai
Kyme, Aeolis54 views350 - 320 B.C.
Bronze AE 11
0.84 gm, 10.9 mm, 180°
Obv.: eagle standing right with closed wings
Rev.: K - Y either side of one-handled vase
SGCV II 4186, SNG von Aulock 1625
BMC 17 p. 106, 16-20
Kyme mint

2 commentsJaimelai
Caracalla 198-217 denarius54 viewsOb. ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM Head right
Rev. P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P. Jupiter left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; at feet, eagle. Rome mint
Ref. RIC 240

ANTONIUS PIUS AUGUSTUS GERMANICUS - Antonius Pius is your Emperor and Augustus and has conquered the Germans
PONTIFEX MAXIMUS TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XX CONSUL IIII PATER PATRIAE - High priest, Tribune of the People for the seventeenth time, Consul for the fourth time and father of the country



Description: •Date: C, 238-241 AD
•Obv: Confronted busts of Caracalla right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Julia Domna left, diademed and draped
•Rev: Caracalla in military dress, standing, holding the globe and a spear across. E
•Size: 27 mm
•Weight: 12.02g
•Ref: Mousmov 483

1 commentsHELEN S
Caracalla, Markianopolis, Homonoia, AE2754 viewsAE27, 9.3g
rev: V KVNTIΛΛIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI, Homonoia standing left, holding patera over altar in right, cornucopia in left hand
AMNG I/1, 640
1 commentsareich
Catane- Apollo- ISIS (Sicilia).jpg
Catene- Apollo- ISIS54 viewsI think it's a coin of Katane (Sicily). Apollo head left on obverse, Isis on reverse.

Possibly a hexas, SNG ANS 1284 if around 3-3.5 g and 16-17 mm

I can only add that the coin is probably dated after 212 BC and depicts Isis holding a bird. Below the bird the sign II, the sign of value. Isis cult was very strong in Katane.

“Isis came to the island from the sea with the armies sent by Syracuse who conquered Katane in the year 476 BC, thus changing the city's name to Aitna.”

A well known obelisk in modern Catania bears hieroglyphs identifying the goddess Isis, but probably this was brought to Catania by Romans only on 30 BC from Egypt.

John Schou
Celtic AE-Strap-distribution with Triscele #154 viewsCeltic AE-Strap-distribution with Triscele #1
type: AE Strap-distribution Triscele on it.
size: 36x36x8mm,
weight: 12,67g,
date:1st. cent. B.C.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
EAST CELTS, AR-Tetradrachm, Sattelkopfpferd type. Imitation of Philip II of Macedon. 54 viewsEAST CELTS, AR-Tetradrachm, Sattelkopfpferd type. Imitation of Philip II of Macedon.
avers:- Stilyzed Laureate head of Zeus right.
revers:- Stilyzed horseman riding left.
diameter: 22mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: EAST CELTS. Sattelkopfpferd type. Imitation of Philip II of Macedon. Tetradrachm., date: B.C., ref: Göbl OTA 300/14, Lanz 649, Castelin 1317 / Pink 304
Taras, Calabria54 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.
5 commentsEnodia
Cilicia, Anazarbos, Demeter / Artemis Perasia, AE1954 views113-114 AD
19mm, 4.22g
obv: KAICAP ANAZAP, veiled bust of Demeter right, poppy and corn-ear before
rev: veiled bust of Artemis Perasia right, wearing high headgear, torch to right, in field date ЄT BΛP

SNG BN 2026, Ziegler 122 for date ΓΛP
2 commentsareich
Diocletian Coded - gamma with BI - Siscia - RIC 263var54 viewsIMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG (1); CONSERVATOR AVGG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F); Jupiter and Diocletian facing, sacrificing from patera, over an alter; with XXI gamma dot BI dot in ex.cscoppa
54 viewsCLAUDIUS I As - 41/42 AD - Mint of Rome
Bare head left
Rev.: S C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
Cohen 84var, RIC 100
g. 13,5 mm. 29,5
2 commentsMaxentius
Cn Plancius - Plancia-154 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. AR Denarius (3.88 gm - 18.51 mm). Head of Macedonia right wearing causia (felt hat). CN•PLANCIVS before, AED•CVR•S•C (aedile curele, senatus consulto) behind; Reverse agrimi standing right, bow and quiver behind. Cr432/1; Syd 933; Plancia-1; SRCV 3963 commentsBud Stewart
Julia Domna, Tarsos54 viewsTarsus, CILICIA
AE 34mm; 15.85g

Draped bust right on crescent

Athena advancing right, looking back, holding Nike, spear and shield
TAPCOY A over M over K - in left field/ Γ over B in right field

SGI 2441, SNG Von Aulock 6004
wildwinds example
1 commentsarizonarobin
Faustina Senior, Aeternitas54 viewsDIVA AVG - FAVSTINA
Draped bust right

Aeternitas seated left, holding Phoenix on globe and scepter
SC in exergue

RIC1103b (variant)- RIC only lists as Sesterius; Cohen 16 var (AE As, but obv. legend without AVG)
wildwinds example (this coin)
Ae As; 10.46g; 24mm
Constans (337-350 AD.) AE-Follis INCUSE54 viewsConstans (337-350 AD.) AE-Follis, INCUSE,
avers:- DN-CONST-ANS-AVG, Laurate head right,
weight: 0,99g
BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II54 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
Constantine I City Commemorative RIC Trier 542 obv and rev.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, RIC Trier 54254 viewsConstantine I
Trier Mint. 330-341 A.D.
Obv: VRBS ROMA - Helmeted bust of Roma left.
Rev: [anepigraphic] - She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.Two stars above.
Exergue: TR(dot)S
Ref: RIC Trier 542. VM 2.
1 commentsseraphic
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Constantine I IOVI CONS-ERVATORI RIC VII Siscia 554 viewsFollis, 21mm, 3.66g.

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter with sceptre and victory, eagle at feet. Eta in R field.

Exe: SIS (Siscia, Offincina 1).

RIC VII 5, 313-5, R1.

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Constantine II- Beata Tranqvillitas54 viewsConstantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D

Laureate and cuirassed bust right



IVN: Junior

N C: Noble Ceasar


BEATA: Divine


Showing: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, altar inscribe VO/TIS / XX surmounted by globe, three stars above, C left, R right

Domination: Bronze, AE 3, size 20 mm
Mint: PLC, Lugdunum .Oficina ???

The uneasy peace that followed was celebrated on coins with the legend BEATA TRANQVILLITAS ("The blessed tranquillity"), subsequently abbreviated to BEAT TRANQLITAS, showing an altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Above the altar is a globe, signifying that the whole world was at peace, but not for long. An invading force of Sarmatians under their king Rausimondus were defeated in the province of Pannonia and celebrated on coins of Constantine with SARMATIA DEVICTA ("Sarmatia conquered"). At the same time the two Caesars, Crispus and Constantine Junior celebrated their Quinquennalia on coins with a laurel wreath enclosing the words VOT X and legend CAESARVM NOSATRORVM ("our Caesars"). The vows were suscepta, five years completed and looking forward to the tenth anniversary. A second war against the Visigoths occupied most of AD 323, before Constantine embarked on his final showdown with Licinius, ending with the defeat of Licinius at Chrysopolis in AD 323. Licinius survived until AD 325, when he was executed by Constantine.
1 commentsJohn Schou
Constantine II RIC VII, Sirmium 5054 viewsConstantine II 317 - 340, son of Constantine I
AE - AE3, 3.13g, 18.5mm
Sirmium 324 - 325
draped, cuirassed bust, laureate head r., Aegis on l. shoulder
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground r.
exergue: dot SIRM dot
Rare; EF, found in Croatia 2004
Constantine I, RIC VII, Constantinople 2554 viewsConstantine I. the Great, AD 307-337
AE - Follis (AE2), 2.97g, 19.1mm
Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 327/8
Bust, rosette-diademed, r.
Victory, in long garment, stg. facing, head l., on galley with five oars and
rudder, r., both hands raised and holding wreath in each hand
in l. field E
in ex. CONS
RIC VII, Constantinople 25
Scarce, about EF
2 commentsJochen
A121-19 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)54 viewsAE Follis reducido 21 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG" - Busto laureado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI" - Sol radiado y semi-desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (chlamys) sobre su pecho y hombro izquierdo, levantando su mano derecha y portando un globo en la izquierda. "PTR" en exergo, "A" en campo izquierdo y "S" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 315 - 316 D.C.
Ceca: Trier Alemania (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Trier) #74 Pag.170 - Cohen Vol.VII #511 Pag.289 - DVM #63 Pag.291 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8236. Pag.164
1 commentsmdelvalle
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Constantius II- Fel Temp Raparatio54 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
Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 48054 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 326, 3.02g, 18.15mm, 4h
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
camp-gate, without doors, with two turrets, one star above
exergue: PTR dot above crescent
RIC VII, Trier 480
near mint state, brown patina

The emperor wears at his left shoulder a fur trimming, called in German 'Trierer Pelzchen', i.e. 'small fur from Trier', due to the cold climate in this part of Germany.
From the Killingholme hoard (deposited around 333-334), found 1993
2 commentsJochen
Gaston d'Orleans (1627-1650), Double Tournois type 16, cuivre - 164154 viewsAtelier de Trévoux
+ GASTON . VSV . D . LA . SOV . DOM . G . Buste drapé à l'antique à droite
+ DOVBLE TOVRNOIS . 1641 Trois lis sous un lambel
3.15 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 207v, CGKL # 752 (d?), Boudeau # 1086
Potator II
Domitian RIC-50954 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 87 AD
RIC 509 (C), BMC 106, RSC 215a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)

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

This denarius from the first issue of 87 is a good example of the quality and style of the mint at this time. Struck on a tight flan and darkly toned.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
Domitian RIC-79054 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)

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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CHINA - MING REBELS - ZHANG XIANZHONG54 viewsThis rare Da Shun Tong Bao was cast in AD 1644 by China Ming Dynasty rebel leader Zhang Xianzhong. Diameter: about 27.5 mm. This coin has a character HU on reverse. It is Schjoth #1327 or KM #169 or Hartill #21.6. very sharp and very clear characters. Very high grade.dpaul7
ENGLAND - MARY I54 viewsQueen Mary (1553-1558) Silver Groat, 1553-1554. S-2492. Nice, slightly wavy flan. Decent detail on portrait.dpaul7
20-01 - C. VIBIUS C.F. C.N. PANSA CAETRONIANUS (48 A.C.)54 viewsAR Denarius 17 mm 3.4 gr
Anv: Máscara de Pan barbado viendo a derecha - "PANSA" debajo.
Rev: Júpiter "Axurus" sentado en su trono a izquierda, con la cabeza radiada, portando pátera en su mano derecha y cetro en la izquierda - "C·VIBIUS C· F· C· N" delante, "IOVIS AXVR" detrás.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #420 Pag.153 - Craw RRC #449/1a - Syd CRR #947 -BMCRR #3978 - Sear CRI #20 - RSC Vol.1 Vibia 18 Pag.98
1 commentsmdelvalle
54 viewsDenarius - 49 B.C.
Obv.: Facing head of Medusa in center of triskeles, ear of corn between each leg
Rev.: Jupiter standing right with thunderbolt & eagle. LENT MAR (NT & MAR in monogram) left, COS right.
Gs. 3,5 mm. 18,4
Craw. 445/1b, Sear RCV 414.

3 commentsMaxentius
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Domitian Denarius54 viewsAR Denarius. DOMITIAN 69-81 AD.
Rev. IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P PP, Minerv stg. l., holding spear.

RIC II 670, RIC I 140, RSC 252

=> Obv. DOMT instead of DOMIT
1 commentsTanit
Domitian - Fourree denarius 254 viewsbverse: CAESAR DIV F DOMITIANVS COS VII - Laureate head right.
Reverse: COS V - Heifer standing right.
mm. 19 - g. 2,76
Obverse as RIC 265-274 Titus - Reverse as RIC 858 Vespasian
024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 153, RIC-New 720, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, #254 views024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 153, RIC-New 720, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, #2
avers:- IIMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC-153-p-172, (New-720), C-,
1 commentsquadrans
Tetrarchy Imperial Lead Seal54 viewsTwo augusti Diocletian and Maximian face to face.
Below the two Caesares Galerius and Constantius face to face.
Dolphin between

4 commentsJay GT4
Mini 14 - Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 Rem54 viewsSturm Ruger Mini-14 Rifle.
Short Barrel Mini 14 w/ Muzzle Brake & Polymer Stock
Caliber: .223 Rem
In this photo, the bolt is closed, and there is a 30 round magazine in the rifle.
Smith and Wesson - Model 66954 viewsSmith and Wesson Model 669 Automatic Pistol.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 12 rounds in the Magazine.
View of left side.
Magazine in, safety off/hammer down.
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Kingdom of England - Edward IV groat, London mint54 viewsEdward IV, AD 1461-1483
London, 1461-1464 AD
Crowned bust facing within a tressure of arches; trefoil on breast
Long cross pattée dividing legends; three pellets in each angle
Spinks 1973
1 commentsArdatirion
Elagabal AE24 from Alexandria Troas54 viewsElagabal AE24, 218-222 AD, Alexandria Troas.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEXA AVG, Marsyas on pedestal right, raising right, holding wine-skin over his shoulder with left.
Ø 22-24 mm, 7.28 g
Bellinger -, Hunter -, Leypold -, Lindgren -, SNG Aul. -, SNG Cop. -, SNG München -, SNG Tüb. -

An unpublished reverse for Elagabal from Alexandria Troas. See discussion here
AIOLIS, ELAEA54 viewsAE 15 mm 2.25 g
Ca. 27 BC - 14 AD
RPC I 2410 (1-5); BMC 13 S127, 28
ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 88-30BC.54 viewsAR hemidrachm.
Zeus right KALLIPOS behind.
XA with monograms around. Thunderbolt below.
BCD 689, Benner Elis 42.
1 commentsDino
Elis, Olympia, after 191 BC.54 viewsAE
Apollo head right.
Zeus advancing right.
BMC 147.
exBCD Collection, ex Schulman's Oct. 1975.
1 commentsDino
080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #09,54 views080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #09,
avers:- HER-ETRVSCILLA-AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA-AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding scepter and drawing veil from her face.
diameter: 20-22,5 mm,
weight: 3,33 g,
axis: 7 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 249-251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-58b, p127, C-17,
080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #12,54 views080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #12,
avers:- HER-ETRVSCILLA-AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA-AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding scepter and drawing veil from her face.
diameter: 21,5-22,5 mm,
weight: 3,18 g,
axis: 7 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 249-251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-58b, p127, C-17,
081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 138, Rome, CONCORDIA-AVG-G, Rare!,54 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 138, Rome, CONCORDIA-AVG-G, Rare!,
avers:- Q-HER-ETR-MES-DECIVS-NOB-C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA-AVG-G, Hands, in handshake.
diameter: 20-23mm,
weight: 2,29g,
axis: h,
mint: Rome,
date: 250 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-138, p-138, C-4,
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54 viewsOrthodoxcoins
Faustina II (c. 130-176 AD) - AE As - Rome54 viewsRoman empress, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius

Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right
Rev: AVGVS-TI PII FIL / S.C. - Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on shield, set on helmet

Minted in Rome (145-146 AD)
References: RIC III Antoninus Pius, 1389a (C)
Weight: 10.29 g
Dimensions: 25 mm
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Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula, AE Fibula #082,54 viewsFibula #082, AE Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula,
type: Omega fibula, Pennanular fibula .
size: 25x27mm,
weight: 3,69g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4220, RIC V-I 034, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, LAETITIA FVND, -/-//XXIB, Bust-D2, Laetitia standing left, #154 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4220, RIC V-I 034, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, LAETITIA FVND, -/-//XXIB, Bust-D2, Laetitia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers:- LAETITIA-FVND, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and anchor in left hand, (Laetitia1).
exerg: -/-//XXIB, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 2,80g, axes: 10h,
mint: Roma, 1st.issue,, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-34, T-(Estiot)-4220,
54 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
Silver denarius, BMCRE V 277 - 278, RSC III 27, RIC IV 188, EF, 3.561g, 18.8mm, 0o, Antioch mint, obverse ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FELICITAS TEMP, galley with sail right, containing eight rowers and pilot holding rudder, acrostolium and standard at stern, sail or standard at prow
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Galeria Valeria, AE Follis54 viewsGAL VALERIA AVG
Heraclea, 309-310 AD
This type records the last appearance of Venus on Imperial Coinage.
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, Denarius54 viewsGeta 209-212 A.D.

RIC 59
ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Mamilius C.f.Limetanus54 viewsAR Serrate Denarius, Rome mint, 82B.C.

Obv: Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus, caduceus over shoulder, control letter M behind.
Rev: Ulysses walking right, holding staff and extending his right hand to his dog, Argos. C MAMIL on left, LIMENTAN (TA in monogram) on right.

Crawford 362/1 Sear RCV I 282 RSC Mamilia 6
Gordian III Provincial - Nicopolis Ad Istrum54 viewsAE 27, 14.15 gms, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis Ad Istrum

AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTPON, Nemesis standing left with arshin over wheel, and cornucopiae. magistrate's name, Sabinius Modestus, to left

clear devices and nearly complete legends visible, and a pleasing green patina
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RIC-093 Gordian III - Gordian in Military attire54 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P V COS II P P - Gordian in military dress, standing right, hoilding globe and transverse scepter
RIC-93, Cohen-253

nicely centered, full flan, Silver slightly porous. Nice style for this type. AD 241-3 (4th issue,)
Justinian I54 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
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Gordian III RIC IV Rome 15454 viewsAR 21-23 mm 3.7 grams Late 243/early 244 AD
OBV :: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Radiate and draped bust right
REV :: VICTOR AETER. Victory standing left holding palm branch, resting shield on captive at feet
EX :: (blank)
RIC IV Rome 154, Cohen 348.
RIC rated common
Purchased from e-bay auction 11/2007

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III, RIC 5154 viewsGordian III
AR Antoninianus
Rome Mint. 240 A.D.
Obv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVG - Equity stading left, holding cornucopiae and scales.
Ref: RIC 51. Cohen 22. VM 2. RSC 22.
Notes: Minted from only March to May 240 A.D. 3rd issues, 2nd obverse type, 1st officina.
Gordian III AR Antoninianus54 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, his radiate and cuirassed bust right .
MARS PROPVG, Mars hastening right, holding shield & spear. RIC 145, RSC 155.
ATTICA,Athens. AR tetradrachm54 viewsThomson 31b/bmc 445/ 135-134bc
obv: Helmeted head of Athena bust R.
rev: Owl std.r.head facing on amphora. Magistrates name in field
Asklepios std.l. holding serpent. intwined scepter. Z on amphora,delta
I below. all within wreath
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm54 views(454-415 BC)
Obv.: Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring and bead necklace.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, AOE before.
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117-138 AD - Hadrian - RIC II 0678 - SALVS AVGVSTI54 viewsEmperor: Hadrian (r. 117-138 AD)
Date: 125-128 AD
Condition: aVF
Denomination: As

Emperor Hadrian
Bust right; laureate

To the Health of the Emperor.
Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled round altar and holding sceptre.
"S - C" in field (minted by Senatorial Decree)
"COS III" in exergue (Third Consulship)

Rome mint
RIC II Hadrian 678
8.24g; 27.8mm; 180°
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Fortuna stg left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 134 AD


Sear 3494
RIC 244
Jay GT4
Hadrian Sestertius54 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian Right

Fortuna standing left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 133 AD


Sear 3599, RIC 759

SOLD February 2015
1 commentsJay GT4
BCC m554 viewsRoman Provincial
Hadrian? 117-138 CE
Obv:Imperial bust rt. with radiate crown.
(Radiate crown is rare for Hadrian but not unknown)
Rev:Griffin to right rolling wheel of fate.
AE 12x13mm. approx.1.25g Axis:270
Similar to, but slightly larger than, Hamburger#108
Atiqot vol. 1 (1954) "Minute Coins From Caesarea"
laur. bust right with drapery on shoulder

Roma standing right with spear, parazonium and foot on helmet

Rome 125-128 AD
RSC 353

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Sear 882 - Follis - ca. 620 AD - Sicily mint54 viewsEmperor: Heraclius (r. 610-641 AD)
Date: ca. 620 AD
Condition: EF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: Countermark
To left, bust of Heraclius facing, with short beard, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross; to right, ; the whole on a circular punch stamped on the head of an earlier emperor ((]NVSPPA[ (Justin I and/or Justinian I)).

Reverse: , within a circular countermark. Struck on exergue of an earlier type.

Sicily mint
DO 241; Sear 882
15.94g; 31.5mm; 210°
2 commentsPep
Hendin 1190: Herod the Great, Eagle Lepton54 viewsHerod the Great. 37-4 B.C.. AE half-prutah. Jerusalem Mint. Hendin 1190. Obverse: (Of King Herod in Greek), single cornucopia. Reverse: Eagle standing right. Ex Amphora.

The first coin by a Jewish ruler to depict a graven image. This could be a reference to the golden bird King Herod placed at the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
Lucas H
Israel, The Herodium - Water Cistern54 viewsLloyd
PB Tessera (25mm, 8.29 g)
Horse, V above and to right
Horse, V above
Apparently unpublished
082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177b, Rome, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Caesar, Scarce!,54 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177b, Rome, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Caesar, Scarce!,
avers:- C-VALENS-HOSTIL-MES-QVINTVS-N-C, radiate, draped bust right,
revers:- MARTI-PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing right holding spear and shield.
diameter: 20,5-22 mm,
weight: 3,63 g,
axis: 7 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-177b, p-144, C-15, scarce,
Huszár 495, Pohl 52-10, Unger 393i, Réthy II 1854 viewsHungary. Charles Robert (Károly Róbert, in Hun.) (1307-1342). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: REGIS • KAROLI, Crowned half-length portrait facing with scepter and imperial orb

Rev: + • M • REGIS • hVNGARIE, Shield with Árpádian stripes and Anjevin lilies, m-m to left and right.

Issued in 1338 (per Pohl, Huszár and Unger) with a nominal weight of 0.6687 g. (per Pohl). This privy mark was issued in Felsőbánya, known as Mons Medium in the Middle Ages (now Baia-Sprie, Romania) by Martinus (Forsinych?) (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5.
Huszár 807, Pohl 242-3, Unger 641c, Réthy II 272B, Kaplan Subtype C54 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 15-15.5 mm.

Obv: * WLADISLAI * VNGARI •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle with outstretched wings in center, rosettes above and to sides of shield.

Rev: PATRON * R VNGAR •, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, n-A (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1498-1503 (per Unger) or 1500-1502, except for this privy (per Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania) in 1505 Ambrosius Literatus, kammergraf (per Pohl).

Huszar/Pohl rarity rating 3. This is a rare privy mark. According to Huszár and Pohl, there are one to three stars on the coins bearing this mark, on the obverse above and to the sides of the shield. The style of the Madonna’s robe and crown do not fit within Kaplan Subtypes A and B, and are assigned to a catch-all Subtype C.
Gallienus - Centaur Left54 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Centaur facing left with globe & rudder
Exergue:- H
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018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-095, #0154 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- ,
Nice seal, not sure who's design54 viewsNeed help finding out who's seal this would be. Found on an Iroquois Indian site in NY. Please help me find who's design this would have been, thanks....mikeNordberg33
1.4 Egypt - Ptolemy II54 viewsPtolemy II - 248 BC
Egyptian bronze. 15 mm
obv. deified Alexander in Elephant headress
rev. eagle with spread wings, shield in front, H - lambda - year 38 PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS
head of Aphrodite54 viewsmuseum on PalatinJohny SYSEL
Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 2654 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 26 . Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais.
Obv: IMP C P L - [VALERIANVS] AVG Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rx: COL - P - T - OL Sacred tree between serpents rising from two altars or baskets; to right, winged caduceus. Rare: this type missing in BM, Lindgren, Berk photofile, and Wildwinds. CoinArchives includes a specimen from the same reverse die, but with radiate portrait on obverse: Heritage 357, Long Beach, 9 September 2004, lot 12092. Cohen 374 (de Saulcy Collection). Adjustment marks on obverse.
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Marcus Aurelius54 viewsPallazo AltempsJohny SYSEL
Ionia Teos Stater rensa.jpg
Ionia Teos Stater54 viewsIonia, Teos. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater (11.74 gm, 21mm). Obv.: Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; club before. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square. J.M.Balcer, The Early Silver Coinage of Teos, SNR 47, 1968, 22. Jan Terje R
Antioch AR4Drachm Prieur 375 Philip I Billon Tetradrachm of Syria, Antioch. Dated 3rd consulship = 248 AD.54 viewsAntioch AR4Drachm
Prieur 375 Philip I Billon Tetradrachm of Syria, Antioch. Dated 3rd consulship = 248 AD. AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DEMARC EXOVCIAC VPATO G, eagle standing right with wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA SC below. BMC 512, SNGCop 265.

Antonivs Protti
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Ottoman Mangir54 viewsOttoman AE Mangir
Misr Mint.
Judaea, First Jewish War AR Shekel54 viewsObv. "Shekel of Israel", ritual chalice with pearled rim, base raised by projections on ends; date above.
Rev. "Jerusalem the Holy", staff with three pomegranate buds, round base.
Mint: Year 2, 66/67 AD.

22mm 13.22g

Hendin 1358, TJC 193
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Italy- Pompeii- House with nice mosaic and fountain 154 viewsFOUNTAIN
House of the Small Fountain Pompeii Another fountain with mosaic decorations, including abstract and geometric designs, fish, shells, and other sea life.
John Schou
Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great.jpg
Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great54 viewsArch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315 AD, it is the latest of the extant triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.

General Description
The arch is 21 m high, 25.7 m wide and 7.4 m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11.5 m high and 6.5 m wide, the lateral archways 7.4 m by 3.4 m each. The lower part of the monument is built of marble blocks, the top (called attic) is brickwork revetted with marble. A staircase formed in the thickness of the arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, in the end towards the Palatine Hill. The general design with a main part structured by detached columns and an attic with the main inscription above is modelled after the example of the Arch of Septimius Severus on the Forum Romanum. It has been suggested that the lower part of the arch is re-used from an older monument, probably from the times of the emperor Hadrian (Conforto et al., 2001; for a defence of the view that the whole arch was constructed in the 4th century, see Pensabene & Panella). The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. This route started at the Campus Martius, led through the Circus Maximus and around the Palatine Hill; immediately after the Arch of Constantine, the procession would turn left and march along the Via Sacra to the Forum Romanum and on to the Capitoline Hill, passing both the Arches of Titus and Septimius Severus. During the Middle Ages, the Arch of Constantine was incorporated into one of the family strongholds of ancient Rome. Works of restoration were first carried out in the 18th century; the last excavations have taken place in the late 1990s, just before the Great Jubilee of 2000.

The decoration of the arch heavily uses parts of older monuments, which are given a new meaning in the context of the Constantinian building. As it celebrates the victory of Constantine, the new "historic" friezes illustrating his campaign in Italy convey the central meaning: the praise of the emperor, both in battle and in his civilian duties. The other imagery supports this purpose: decoration taken from the "golden times" of the Empire under Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius places Constantine next to these "good emperors", and the content of the pieces evokes images of the victorious and pious ruler. Another explanation given for the re-use is the short time between the start of construction (late 312 at the earliest) and the dedication (summer 315), so the architects used existing artwork to make up for the lack of time to create new one. As yet another possible reason, it has often been suggested that the Romans of the 4th century lacked the artistic skill to produce acceptable artwork and therefore plundered the ancient buildings to adorn their contemporary monuments. This interpretation has become less prominent in more recent times, as the art of Late Antiquity has been appreciated in its own right. It is, of course, possible that a combination of two or all three of those explanations are correct, as they are not mutually exclusive.

Above the middle archway, the main inscription (see below) takes the most prominent place of the attic. It is identical on both sides of the arch. Flanking the inscription on both sides, there are pairs of relief panels above the minor archways, 8 in total. They were taken from an unknown monument erected in honour of Marcus Aurelius, and show (north side, left to right) the emperor's return to Rome after the campaign (adventus), the emperor leaving the city and saluted by a personification of the Via Flaminia, the emperor distributing money among the people (largitio), the emperor interrogating a German prisoner, (south side, left to right) a captured enemy chieftain led before the emperor, a similar scene with other prisoners, the emperor speaking to the troops (adlocutio), and the emperor sacrificing pig, sheep and bull. Together with three panels now in the Capitoline Museum, the reliefs were probably taken from a triumphal monument commemorating Marcus Aurelius' war against the Sarmatians from 169 - 175, which ended with his triumphant return in 176. On the largitio panel, the figure of Marcus Aurelius' son Commodus has been eradicated after the latter's damnatio memoriae. On top of each of the columns stand marble statues of Dacian prisoners from the times of Trajan, probably taken from the Forum of Trajan. From the same time date the two large (3 m high) panels decorating the attic on the small sides of the arch, showing scenes from the emperor's Dacian Wars. Together with the two reliefs on the inside of the central archway, they came from a large frieze celebrating the Dacian victory. The original place of this frieze was either the Forum of Trajan, as well, or the barracks of the emperor's horse guard on the Caelius.

Main Section
The general layout of the main facade is identical on both sides of the arch. It is divided by four columns of Corinthian order made of Numidian yellow marble (giallo antico), one of which has been transferred into the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and was replaced by a white marble column. The columns stand on bases showing victory figures on front, and captured barbarians and Roman soldiers on the sides. The spandrels of the main archway are decorated with reliefs depicting victory figures with trophies, those of the smaller archways show river gods. Column bases and spandrel reliefs are from the times of Constantine. Above each lateral archway are pairs of round reliefs dated to the times of emperor Hadrian. They display scenes of hunting and sacrificing: (north side, left to right) hunt of a boar, sacrifice to Apollo, hunt of a lion, sacrifice to Hercules, (south side, left to right) departure for the hunt, sacrifice to Silvanus, hunt of a bear, sacrifice to Diana. The head of the emperor (originally Hadrian) has been reworked in all medaillons: on the north side, into Constantine in the hunting scenes and into Licinius or Constantius I in the sacrifice scenes; on the south side, vice versa. The reliefs, c. 2 m in diameter, were framed in porphyry; this framing is only extant on the right side of the northern facade. Similar medaillons, this time of Constantinian origin, are placed on the small sides of the arch; on the eastern side, showing the Sun rising, and on the western side, the Moon, both on chariots. The main piece from the time of Constantine is the "historical" relief frieze running around the monument under the round panels, one strip above each lateral archway and at the small sides of the arch. These reliefs depict scenes from the Italian campaign of Constantine against Maxentius which was the reason for the construction of the monument. The frieze starts at the western side with the "Departure from Milan". It continues on the southern, "outward" looking face, with the siege of a city, probably Verona, which was of great importance to the war in Northern Italy; also on that face, the Battle of Milvian Bridge with Constantine's army victorious and the enemy drowning in the river Tiber. On the eastern side, Constantine and his army enter Rome; the artist here has avoided to use the imagery of the triumph, as Constantine probably did not want to be shown triumphant over the Eternal City. On the northern face, looking "towards" the city, two strips with the emperor's actions after taking possession of Rome: Constantine speaking to the citizens on the Forum Romanum, and distributing money to the people.

Inner Sides of the Archways
In the central archway, there is one of the large panels of Trajan's Dacian War on either wall. Inside the lateral archways, eight portraits busts (two on each wall), destroyed to such an extent that it is not possible to identify them any more.

The main inscription reads:


Which means in English:

To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his mind, has delivered the state from the tyrant and all of his followers at the same time, with his army and just force of arms, the Senate and People of Rome have dedicated this arch, decorated with triumphs.

The words instinctu divinitatis ("inspired by the divine") have been much commented. They are usually read as sign of Constantine's shifting religious affiliation: The Christian tradition, most notably Lactantius and Eusebius of Caesarea, relate the story of a vision of the Christian god to Constantine during the campaign, and that he was victorious in the sign of the cross at the Milvian Bridge. The official documents (esp. coins) still prominently display the Sun God until 324 AD, while Constantine started to support the Christian church from 312 on. In this situation, the vague wording of the inscription can be seen as the attempt to please all possible readers, being deliberately ambiguous, and acceptable to both pagans and Christians. As was customary, the vanquished enemy is not mentioned by name, but only referred to as "the tyrant", drawing on the notion of the rightful killing of a tyrannical ruler; together with the image of the "just war", it serves as justification of Constantine's civil war against his co-emperor Maxentius.

Two short inscriptions on the inside of the central archway transport a similar message: Constantine came not as conqueror, but freed Rome from occupation:

LIBERATORI VRBIS (liberator of the city) - FUNDATORI QVIETIS (founder of peace)

Over each of the small archways, inscriptions read:


They give a hint on the date of the arch: "Solemn vows for the 10th anniversary - for the 20th anniversary" and "as for the 10th, so for the 20th anniversary". Both refer to Constantine's decennalia, i.e. the 10th anniversary of his reign (counted from 306), which he celebrated in Rome in the summer of 315 AD. It can be assumed that the arch honouring his victory was inaugurated during his stay in the city.

John Schou
022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denar, U-213, #0154 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denar, U-213, #01
avers: +REX•BELA•QVARTVS, Agnus Dei in circle of dots advancing left with cross, border of dots.
revers: •VNGA•-RIA•, King enthroned facing, holding orb and sceptre, border of dots.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25,2mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-213_CNH-1-229_Huszar-294,
J03-Alex III.jpg
Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE54 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, legs parallel, on stool, holding eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek AΛEΞANΔPOY. Monograms in the left field an "A" with an "overhang" - below is a serpent.

Reference: Price 212, 1363, SNG Vol. VIII 441, Margaret Thompsons' "Alexander's Drachm Mints II" as 148 to 152.

Added to collection: June 5, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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John Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", (Hasmonean King), Æ Prutah, 134-104 BCE54 viewsBronze prutah of Hyrcanus I "Yehochanan", 2.2g, 13.5mm, Jerusalem mint.

Obverse: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns.
Reverse: Hebrew inscription, “Yehochanan the High Priest and Head of the Council of the Jews” –
יהוחנן הכהן הגדול ראש חבר היהדים, surrounded by wreath.

References: Hendin 459

Added to collection: November 7, 2005
Daniel Friedman
Constantius II AE3 340-348 AD.54 viewsobv. CONSTAN - S PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, laurel and rosette-diademed r.
Two Victories stg. facing one another, each holding wreath and
ex. R dot dot Q
Hebrew Kindergarten & Infants Home (New York , N.Y. & Far Rockaway, Queens County, N.Y.)54 viewsAE token, 32.5 mm., undated (probably ca. 1923).

Obv: HEBREW KINDERGARTEN & INFANTS HOME and 35 & 37 MONTGOMERY ST. N.Y.C./CENTRAL & PLAINVIEW AVES. FAR ROCKAWAY, along toothed rim, girl standing with outstretched arms within solid laureate wreath in center.

Rev: HAVE A HEART/HELP THE/ORPHANS/ -- AND --/GOD WILL/HELP YOU, within solid laureate wreath, GOOD LUCK COIN along toothed rim, beneath.

Ref: Kaplan, Steven H.. “Great Appeal, Kindergarten Tokens Asked for Support,” The Shekel, XLIV No. 1 (January-February 2011) 49-53, Figure 1 (this token); Meshorer, Coins Reveal 144.

Note: The Hebrew Kindergarten and Day Nursery Association was established in 1905 at 29 Montgomery Street as a nursery for the care of children of working mothers. It purchased 35 and 37 Montgomery Street in 1913 for the construction of a three-story building, which was dedicated in May 1914. In November 1918, it opened a ward for children whose mothers had influenza, and also began to care for children whose mothers had died during the epidemic. By then, there had already been a fund drive in August 1918 to raise $50,000 for an orphanage at Far Rockaway, and another fund drive, to raise $100,000 for the completion of its new building. It was then known as the Hebrew Kindergarten, Day and Night Nursery. It formally changed its name to Hebrew Kindergarten & Infants Home, Inc. in August 1925, although it was apparently using that name as early as 1923. Its infant home in Far Rockaway was at the intersection of Plainview Avenue and Central Avenue/Beach 20th Street, and an address of both 310 Central Avenue and 310 Beach 20th Street. It still operates an early childhood program/day care program for ages pre-kindergarten through kindergarten on a nonsectarian basis at that location.
Note: Three different fundraising tokens were issued, all of which contain the address of the day school on Montgomery Street as well as the addresses of the orphanage on Plainview Avenue and Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway. This is the most common of the three tokens, and apparently issued in connection with the August 1923 fund drive for the completion of that building.
Julia Domna, Luna54 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius;

diademed and draped bust right

Luna driving biga left

RIC 379c [Caracalla], RSC 105, BMC 10
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Julia Domna, Stobi54 viewsBronze AE 22, Josifovski 145 (V2,R2) cites a single example in a private collection in Macedonia, otherwise unpublished, F, 5.638g, 22.5mm, 180o, Stobi mint, obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse MVNICIPI STOBEN, Apollo standing half-left, holding a raven aloft in right, olive branch downward in left

Ex Forvm

Josifovski describes the reverse as Zeus standing, holding eagle aloft and thunderbolt behind, but like a Caracalla with the same reverse, also described as Zeus, this coin clearly shows a laurel branch instead of a thunderbolt. It is almost certainly Apollo holding a raven aloft and laurel branch (text from Forvm listing)
Sear 1438 - Follis - 710 AD - Syracuse mint54 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (Second Reign: 705-711 AD)
Date: 710 AD
Condition: Fine/VF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Justinian (on left) and Tiberius (on right) standing, facing, each wearing chlamys and crown, holding a long cross with their right hand, and an akakia in their left hand.

Reverse: Large ""; Above,
To left and right, .

Syracuse mint
Sear 1438; MIB 52; Anastasi 360
2.05g; 17.8mm; 165°

Ex CNG, Ex D. Alighieri Collection
Juba II & Cleopatra Selene54 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, club over shoulder

Headdress of Isis, with stalks of grain, crescent above

Caesarea mint, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D


Bronze AE 27, Alexandropoulos 209, Mazard 351 (RRR), SNG Cop 605, De Luynes 4013

Very Rare! Excellent for the type!

From a very old collection

Juba II was the only son and heir of his father King Juba I. King Juba I was the King of Numidia and ally to Pompey the Great. He fought against Julius Caesar at the battle of Thapsus and lost commiting suicide soon after. His son Juba II was taken away to Rome to be paraded in Caesar's Triumph's. He was then raised in Caesar's houshold and educated in both Latin and Greek excelling in his studies. He was praised as one of Rome's most educated citizens and at age 20 even published a work entitled Roman Archaeology. He became life long friends with Julius Caesar's heir Octavian. He accompanied Octavian on several campaigns during the turbulent times after Caesar's death even fighting at the battle of Actium against his future wifes parents...Antony and Cleopatra VII.

Augustus restored Juba II as the king of Numidia between 29 BC-27 BC and Numidia become one of the most loyal client kings that served Rome. Between 26 BC-20 BC, Augustus arranged for him to marry Cleopatra Selene II (Daughter of Antony and Cleopatra) giving her a large dowry and appointing her queen. She also had been paraded in a Triumph in Rome after the battle of Actium. It was probably due to his services with Augustus in a campaign in Spain that led Augustus to make him King of Mauretania.

Cleopatra is said to have exerted considerable influence on Juba II's policies. Juba II encouraged and supported the performing arts, research of the sciences and research of natural history. Juba II also supported Mauretanian trade. Mauretania traded all over the Mediterranean and exported fish grapes, pearls, figs, grain, wooden furniture and purple dye harvested from certain shellfish, which was used in the manufacture of purple stripes for senatorial robes. Juba II sent a contingent to Iles Purpuraires to re-establish the ancient Phoenician dye manufacturing process.

Cleopatra Selene seems to have inherited the same qualities of both Antony and Cleopatra VII. She was strong willed and maintained her Egyptian/Greek heritage. She seems intent on continuing the Ptolomaic line of strong women rulers using the same titles as her mother. She died sometime before Juba II. The Greek Historian Plutarch describes Juba II as 'one of the most gifted rulers of his time'. Between 2 BC-2, he travelled with Gaius Caesar as a member of his advisory staff to the troubled Eastern Mediterranean. In 21, Juba II made his son Ptolemy co-ruler. Juba II died in 23 AD. He had two children by Cleopatra Selene, Ptolomy of Mauretania (1 BC- 40 AD) and Drusilla of Mauretania (born in 5 AD). He was burried in the Mausolium he constructed for himself and his wife which is still visible today.
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KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 54 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.
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P3554 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.14g, 13.21mm, 330°
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחבהי / דמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)B H Y / DM (R of ChBR missed!)
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea38; TJC P35
about VF, detailed inscription
ex coll. Daniel Friedenberg
Julian II AE1 Bull TESA54 viewsAE 26.3x27.4mm
Bust right, bearded, pearl diadem
Bull standing right, 2 stars above
Ex. dot TESA branch
Thessalonica mint

Julian II. Apostate, double maiorina54 viewsJulian II. Apostate,
Double maiorina, 361-363, HERACLA in ex., Heraclea, 1. Offizin, 8.52g, 30 mm.
Obv.: D N FL C L IVLIANVS P F AVG; bareheaded beardes bust right.
Rev.: SECVRITAS REI PVB; bull right, two stars above.
RIC 104; Sear 4072
good VF
nice black patina, some roughness in fields.

The bull on the reverse cannot be, as often assumed, the one of apis, as it is always depicted with the sun betwenn its horns and the crescent moon above. Probably the picture shows us Julians horoscope, but not as in Augustus' capricorn coins the horoscope of his birth, but his conception. The idea came probably from his religious advisor Maximus of Ephesus. It was interpreted as a fortunate sign for the upcoming war against the Persians. After his military debacle and his death Christian theologists and historians used this as an argument against fortune-telling and astrology.

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153b Julianus-II. (360-363), Sirmium ???, RIC VIII 106-107 ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #254 views153b Julianus-II. (360-363), Sirmium ???, RIC VIII 106-107 ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #2
avers:- confusing text, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- confusing text, Bull standing right, two stars above, ?-SIRN-? in exergo
exergo:-/-//-SIRN-, diameter: 25mm, weight: 0,0g, axis: h,
mint: Sirmium (Barbar), date: ??, ref: RIC VIII 106-107 ???,
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII ???, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB,54 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII , Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB,quadrans
Julius Caesar54 views1 commentsGhengis_Jon
CHINA - TANG DYNASTY Kai Yuan54 viewsCHINA - TANG DYNASTY (618-907 AD) 1 Cash, Kai Yuan Tong Bao. Middle Style (718-732). Left hook on shsoulder of YUAN character. Reference: Hartill #14.4. Middle style is distinguished by the following: The JING 井 component of KAI 開 touches the hole; the central horizontal strokes of BAO 寳 do NOT touch the hole; longer upper stroke on YUAN 元. The ER 尓 part of BAO shows distinct vertical lines.dpaul7
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #0154 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #01
avers: Illegible, legend-like marks, cross between two lines amongst four dots in quatrefoil, border of dots.
revers: Four dots in place of the legend, cross in circle with dots in the angles, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034A, CP-002, Huszar-042,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Gallienus Ant from Cologne54 viewsGallienus Antoninianus, 259-260 AD, Cologne.
Obv: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DEO MARTI, Mars in temple.
20-23 mm, 2.55 g
RIC -, Zschucke 89
032 - Mark Antony, legionary denarius54 viewsObv: ANT AVG III VIR RPC, Galley right
Rev: LEG XV, Legionary eagle between two standards

Struck in traveling mint, c 32-31 BC
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Mn Aemilius Lepidus Denarius 114bc54 viewsMn. Aemilius Lepidus

Denarius 4.0 g / 18 mm

Mint: Rome, struck 114 BC

Obv: ROMA, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Roma right; behind, X.

Rev: MN AEMILIO, equestrian statue on triumphal arch; between the arches, L E P B.

Reference: Albert 1074, Cr. 291/1, Sear 168, Sydenham 554, Aemilia 7

This issue reminds of the commencement of the Aqua Marcia 179 BC.

This coin has been stolen en route from Switzerland to the UK. If anyone sees it please let me or the Vcoins dealer ARC know. Thanks

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Licinius I Bronze Coin Minted in Trier in 316 AD54 viewsObverse: Bust of Licinius draped, diademed & cuirassed right IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Genius of the Roman People GENIO POP ROM, ATR in ex
Dimensions: 18-20 mm in diameter on oval flan
3.1 grams
Reference: Trier RIC VI 120
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LIEGE - Ernst von Bayern54 viewsLIEGE - Ernst von Bayern (1581-1612) Cu 12 Sous, 1594. Obv.: Quartered arms over long cross, ERNE / BA. DV / X. EPS / LEOD Rev.: AVDIATVR x ALTERA x PARS: x around monument. Value XII - SVS each side of monument.
Thanks to Arminus & Rick2 for attribution!
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Licinius I RIC VII Cyzicus 954 viewsAE 19 mm 3.2 grams 2nd officina 317-320 AD
OBV :: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG. Laureate, draped bust left, holding globe and scepter in left hand, Mappa in right.
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing left, chalmy across left shoulder, leaning on spear, holding victory on globe in left hand. Wreath in left, B in right fields
EX :: SMK ( Cyzicus )
RIC VII Cyzicus 9
RIC rated C1
from uncleaned lot 02/2008
Girth Hoop Tie Rings for Armour.54 viewsThree more rings for Newstead type lorica segmentata armour. (See other entry in this gallery.) However, these are type Iiii according to Volume 2 of Lorica Segmentata by M.D. Thomspon. Paralelles found in Carnuntum, Komano Bulgaria, Aldborough, Caerleon, Chichester, Dalton Parlows, and South Shields.otlichnik
M. Lucilius Rufus, Crawford 324/154 viewsM. Lucilius Rufus, gens Lucilia
AR - denarius, 3.77g
Rome, c. 101 BC
obv. Head of Roma, helmeted with winged gryphion helmet, r., PV behind, all within laurel wreath
rev. Victory driving biga right, holding reigns and in raised r. hand whip
RVF above, M. LVCILI in exergue
Crawford 324/1; Lucilia 1; Sydenham 599; Albert 1129; BMCR 1613
Good VF, broad flan

PV is short for 'ex argento publico' = struck from public silver
The Victory on the reverse refers to the Marius' victories over the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquae Sextiae in 102 B.C. and the Cimbri at Vercellae in 101 B.C. (Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford)
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Marcus Aurelius54 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 166 CE (3.26g) O:M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right R: TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, PAX in ex., Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopiae. BMCRE 401; RSC 435; RIC 159.

Virtually mint state.
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A147-17 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)54 viewsAE2 Maiorina pecunia 19 x 20 mm 5.6 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "[DN ARCADI] - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de rosetones y perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando labarum (estandarte militar) en mano derecha y globo en izquierda. "ANTB" en exergo.

Acuñada 392 – 395 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía (Off. 2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Antiochia) 68d Pag.294 - DVM #25 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9323.e. Pag.297
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #254 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #2
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAE-S-ANTON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,62g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, Sear-,
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,54 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left, (no leaning on column !) holding caduceus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 156-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-470var. (Ant. Pius), p-88, RSC-703, Strack A318,
Marc Antony Legionary Denarius54 viewsLegion 6; struck at Patrae 32-31 BC by traveling military mint.Ghengis_Jon
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 41. Philip I & Otacilia Severa, HrJ (2014) (plate coin)54 viewsPhilip I, AD 244-249
AE 27, 12.83g, 26.79mm, 225°
struck under governor Prastina Messallinus
confronted busts of Philip I, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, r., and Otacilia Severa, draped and wearing stephane, l.
rev. VP PRACT MECCALL - EIN - OV MARKIANOPO, and in l. field one below the other L / I / T / WN (PR, WN ligate)
Tyche, in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and rudder in re hand
E in l. field (for pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1205 var. (has different breaks and in l. field one below the other O/L/I/TW/N)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2086 var. (cites AMNG 1205 but is from same dies as the coin in Hristova/Jekov!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. (plate coin)
very rare, EF, minor pitting, flan crack at 11 o'clock
added to

The depiction of obv. and rev. is so beautiful that the detractions can be neglected!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) (plate coin)54 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.3g, 27.48mm, 45°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
Tyche, in long chiton and himation, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 559
b) Varbanov (engl.) 748
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
nice VF
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039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-562e, Madonna and child, #0154 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-562e, Madonna and child, #01
avers:-•M•MAThIE•R•hUnTARIE, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak.
revers:- PATROn-VnGARIAE, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, the child's right arm.
diameter: mm, weight: g,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-horseshoe over Cross, by Stephan Kowach (Pohl)
date: 1469 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-562e, CNH-2-235A, Huszar-717,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS Æ quadrans 54 viewsobv: diademed and draped female head right
rev: METAL AURELIANIS (three-line legend in wreath)
ref: RIC III 1255, Cohen 1515(Hadrian!!)
2.21gms, 16mm, mines coin
Very rare

The mines coins served as a substitute for the small copper Senate coins of which there were not sufficient quantities in circulation in the period between the years 98-180 AD in the province Illyricum and Noricum. The mining coins served also in the trade between miners and the inhabitants of localities where the respective mines were located.
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #254 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Thrace, Mesembria. Diobol.54 viewsThrace, Mesembria. Diobol. C4th-3rd BC.
Obverse: Crested Corinthian helmet facing.
Reverse: Incuse wheel: META inside.
Portugal. Manuel I (1495-1521)54 viewscf. Gomes 18.01

AR ½ vintem, 16 mm.

Obv: + I:EMA[NVE]L•R•P:ET•A•D:G, cross of five quinas (with five bezants in each).

Rev: [I:E]MANVEL•R:P:ET•A:D:G, cross cantonnée.

Note: The legend probably expands to Imperator Emanuel Rex Portugal Et Algarves Dominus Guinnee.
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Arcadius, Siscia - RIC IX 38c.254 viewsArcadius AE3
obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diadamed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive.
exergue: BSISC
Struck 383-387 A.D. at Siscia
RIC IX 38c.2
Van Meter 29
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Diocletian, Antioch - RIC VI 9754 viewsDiocletian Follis
obv: D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG. Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, with branch & mappa
rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG. Providentia, on left, extending hand to Quies who holds branch, leans on sceptre
exergue: ANT
center field: crescent A
Struck in 306-308 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VI 97 (Scarce)
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Claudius Gothicus, Antioch - RIC V (Part 1) 19754 viewsClaudius Gothicus Antoninianus
obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: AEQVITAS AVG. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Struck 268-270 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V (pt 1) 197
Van Meter 3
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mysia pergamon54 viewsMysia Pergamon c.100 BC, AE18 (2.45 gm.)
Obverse- Helmeted head of Athena right, flower or star on helmet.
Reverse- ΑΘΗ - ΝΑΣ above, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ below, K - Λ either side of owl facing, with wings spread, on palm branch.
Sear 3962var
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Nero - as RIC 53454 viewsAs, RIC 534, 9.03g; minted in Lugdunum, 66 A.D.; obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P, head left; reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI S- C, Genius with patera sacrificing over altar left.

Notes: bought in London (Londinium).
Nero Billon Tetradrachm54 viewsNEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV
Radiate bust left, wearing aegis. Date LIΔ.

Laureate bust of Apollo Aktios right, quiver over shoulder; star before.

Alexandria mint, Year 14= 67-68 AD


RPC 5318, Köln 195; Dattari 207; Milne 300; Emmett 111


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Nero, 54 - 68 AD54 viewsObv: NERO C(LAVD DI CLAV)D F CAESAR AVG GERMA, laureate head of Nero facing right.

Rev: DIVOS CLAVD AV(GVST GERMAN)IC PATER AVG, laureate head of Claudius facing right.

Silver Didrachm, Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 64 AD

7.6 grams, 21 mm, 0°

RIC I 619 (var.), RSC Nero & Claudius 1a, S2055
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096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD54 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a 60-year-old senator who became the first of the five good emperors. Following Domitian, he was the first of the emperors to select an heir rather than a blood relative.
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096-098 AD - NERVA AE dupondius - struck 96 AD54 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP CIS II PP (radiate head right)
rev:CONCORDIA EXERCITVM / S.C. (two hands clasped hads holding legionary eagle resting on prow)
ref:RIC55, C.26(2fr.)
The type of this reverse alludes to the concurrence and union of the forces, both on land and at sea, during the reign of this good prince.
Nezak Huns, AE Drachm, 600-700 AD, Kabul mint54 viewsHUNNIC TRIBES, Nezak Huns. Anonymous Group I (Npki Mlka).
Circa 600-700 AD.
Æ Drachm. (27mm, 3.39 g, 4h)
Kabul mint.
'NPKY MLK' in Pahlavi, bust right with winged bull's head crown; 'A' in Pahlavi behind
Fire altar with attendants; wheel symbols in fields above, control marks in outer fields
Göbl, Dokumente Em. 198/34; cf. MACW 1510
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) #254 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 9.57g, 25.51mm, 225°
struck under legate Statius Longinus
bearded bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
Ares, helmeted, in military cloak and with boots, stg. l., holding inversed spear
in his l. hand and resting with r. hand on shield set on ground
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1742
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3507
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No.
good VF, portrait!
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Roman Empire, VESPASIAN, AE Dupondius.54 viewsÆ Dupondius (13.2g, Ø22mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 74.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left
Rev.: TR·POT·COS III·CENSOR, winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae
obv.: RIC 759 x rev.:RIC 761/2 (near RIC 760 (R2))
ex G.Henzen

This is an unlisted mule with the obverse corresponding to RIC 759 (Vespasian) and reverse corresponding to RIC 761-762 (Titus). RIC 760 is also a mule using the same Titus reverse, but with obverse legend VESPASIAN (RIC 757), not VESPASIANVS like this one. Belongs to issues associated with bronzes of smaller denominations minted for Syria.
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OCTAVIAN54 viewsAR denarius. 32-31 BC. 3,89 grs. Diademed head of Pax right. Olive branch at right, cornucopiae behind / Octavian walking right, raising right hand and holding spear over shoulder. CAESAR DIVI F across fields.
RIC 253. RSC 72.
Orbiana Sestertius54 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
Ottoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad54 viewsOttoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad
date: 792-AH
diameter: 11-12mm
ref: Michiner-1239
*ACC* Parion, Mysia, AR10mm Tetrobol (2.5g). c 480 BC.54 viewsParion, Mysia, AR10mm Tetrobol (2.5g). c 480 BC.
Facing gorgon head, with tongue protruding ./
Incuse square containing cruciform pattern with pellet at center.
Antonio Protti
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19 Pertinax54 viewsAR Denarius, 193 AD. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right/ AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 1. Weight 2.79 g. Die Axis 5 hr. Max Dia 17.7 mm.
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Pertinax aka Publius Helvius Pertinax Augustus Denarius54 viewsPertinax AR Denarius. Rome, AD 193. 3.21g, 17mm, 7h

O: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right
R: VOT DECEN TR P COS II, Pertinax, togate and veiled, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod. - BM 24. RIC 13a (R2). Cohen 56 (50 Fr.)

An interesting type in that it is the earliest Roman coin type to commemorate the undertaking of decennalian vows at the beginning of an emperor's reign. His rule lasted about 9 years and 9 months short of celebrating his decennalia.
1 commentsNemonater
Macedonia, Philippi, anonymous, RPC 165154 viewsAE 19 (Semis?), 6.72g
struck about AD 41-68
obv. VIC - AVG
Victoria advancing r. on prow, holding palmbranch in l. arm and wreath in
raised r. hand
around three standards
RPC 1651; SNG ANS 674-681; SNG Copenhagen 305-306
EF, brown patina, extraordinary good condition for this type

In 42 BC at the city of Philippi Octavian, the later emperor Augustus, defeated Brutus and Cassius, the assassins of Caesar. Following the battle, Philippi became a Roman colony and discharged veterans receiving land allotments settled permanently in the area. Special privileges were allowed to these Roman colonists, such as exemption from taxes and the right to own and market property, and to struck their own coins.

The Victory on the obv. resembles the famous Nike of Samothrace.
Gallienus AETERNITATI AVG54 viewsGallienus, 260-268 A.D., Antioch?
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: AETERNITATI AVG, Sol, radiate with drapery over left shoulder, standing left, raising hand and holding globe. Star in left field.
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Pontius Pilate54 viewsPrefect: 26-36 AD
Size: AE Prutah
Reverse: LIZ in wreath
Date: Year 17 = 30/31 AD
Reference: Hendin 649
1 commentsJohn K
Gallienus AE Antoninianus54 viewsGallienus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus springing right.

Officina letter A in exergue,

RIC V-2 283. Cohen 979.
P. Porcius Laeca, Crawford 301/154 viewsAR - denar, 3.75g
Rome c.110-109 BC
obv. Helmeted head of Roma right
ROMA above, P. LAECA behind (AE ligate), X under chin (value mark)
rev. Military figure of a governor standing left, his right hand raised above the the head of a facing togate citizen, standing right, gesturing with right hand, lictor standing behind governor holding three rods
in ex. PROVOCO
Crawford 301/1; Sydenham 178; RSC Porcia 4
very fine, flat strike lower rev.

The rev. is referring to the lex Porcia de provocatione which was introduced by the mint master's ancestor in 195 BC. This law limited the powers of military magistrates over Roman citizens, effectively protecting them from abusive punishments such as scourging.
1 commentsJochen
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Postumus FELICITAS AVG RIC V/2 5854 viewsAnt, 23mm, 4.19g.

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

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing L with caduceus and cornucopia.

Trier, Officina B.

RIC 58, Common.
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Postumus NEPTVNO REDVCI RIC V/2 7654 viewsAnt, 23mm, 4.28g.

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

Reverse: NEPTVNO REDVCI, Neptune standing L with dolphin and trident.

Trier, Officina 2, Issue 2. RIC 76, C.

A seriously worn reverse die, but this is typical of Postumus.

Cuirassed, draped and radiated bust right
Victoria walking left , captive at her feet

Antoninianus struck 260 -261 in TRIER, 1st emission
C.377 - RIC.89 - Elmer 125 - Cunetio 2375 - AGK.97c
098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 323, Trier, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left,54 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 323, Trier, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left,
avers: IMP-C-POSTVMVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: PROVIDENT-IA-AVG, Providentia standing left,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,5 mm, weight: 2,45g, axes: 1h,
mint: Trier, date: 263-265 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-323-p-,
1 commentsquadrans
Probus - Concord Milit54 viewsIMP C PROBVS AVG
Bust type H, left, radiate, imperial mantle, holding an eagle-tipped scepter
Concordia standing left, holding standards on both sides, E in left field, PXXI in ex.
RIC Ticinum 480a, 8th emission, 1st officina, 280 AD.
Belonging to the coded EQVITAS series.
Diocletian54 viewsAE 19-21 mm 3.2 grams
OBV :: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing left presenting sceptre, presenting Victory on globe to Emperor who is standing right holding parazonium or sceptre. Epsilon in center
EX :: XXI ( Antioch )
RIC V-2 325 Antioch
RIC rated Common
from uncleaned lot 04/2008
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: A•//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 1st officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: Γ//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 3,70g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotless series" 3rd. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 907var, Cyzicus, CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Bust-C, V//MCXXI, Officina "V" Not listed in RIC, Victory and Emperor, Rare!!! #154 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 907var, Cyzicus, CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Bust-C, V//MCXXI, Officina "V" Not listed in RIC, Victory and Emperor, Rare!!! #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C),
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Victory standing right holding palm, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear.
exerg: V//MCXXI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: ??? A.D., ref: RIC V-II 907var, p-117,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 220, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #254 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 220, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #2
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:- VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-thunderbolt-A, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,76g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281A.D., date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 220, p-41, C-773, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, #154 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, C, #1
avers:-IMP-PROB-VS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:-FIDE-S-M-ILITVM, Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt E, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,61g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, 6th emision of Rome, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 169, p-36, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #3,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #3,
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-wreath-A, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 222, p-41, C-768, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,
avers:- IMP-PRO_BVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (6,G)
revers:- VICTO_RIA_AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergo: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 18-21mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 214, p-40, C-741,
Otacilia Severa54 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta February or March 244 - September or October 249 A.D.

Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 9158, RIC IV 130, RSC IV 43, Choice gVF, 4.523g, 23.0mm, 180o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse OTACIL SEVERA AVG, draped bust right set on crescent; reverse PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas, veiled, standing left, extending right, box of incense in left; full circles strike, bold portrait.

"Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to other people, gods and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others."
9 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Ptolemy-V-VI (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b54 viewsPtolemy-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: Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E
date:180-145 BC.,??
ref: Sv-1424b (as Ptolemy V-VI),
Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Benefactor"), King of Egypt 246-221 BC.54 viewsBronze 40 mm 65.4 gram
Obverse: Bust of Zeus Right
Reverse: Eagle Left _12500 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Punic - SNG 40954 views3 Shekels - Carthage - 201-195 BC
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 17.7 gms
Obv.: Head of Tanit left ; Rev.: Horse standing right,

SNG 409
Aurelian 270-275 CE, Ticinum mint Æ 23mm, Antoninianus.54 viewsAurelian 270-275 CE, Ticinum mint Æ 23mm, Antoninianus.

Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right

Reverse: SOLI INVICTO, Sol walking left with orb, hand raised, between two captives, treading one down; star to left, TXXT in ex.

Reference: RIC 154f, Cohen 234.
Daniel Friedman
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Aurelian- Göbl 115d454 viewsAE Antoninianus, Rome Mint, 170-175 AD
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left with shield and spear.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing right, 1 hand raised other holds globe. Figure? reclining left.
Q in exergue
Göbl 115d4
23mm, 3.4gm

Notes From Curtis Clay:
Göbl 115d4, pl. 65, "Rome, Issue 3", citing and illustrating one specimen only, from a 1990 Jacquier list, apparently same obv. die but diff. rev. die from yours.
Estiot, Paris catalogue, p. 292, "Rome, Issue 5, Fall 273", citing TWO specimens from Jacquier, illustrating one of them, pl. 73, 17, different from Göbl's, again same obv. die as yours but a third, different, rev. die.
Estiot describes the type as simply Sol standing by reclining captive.
your coin would appear to be the third recorded specimen of this exact variety.

1 commentsJerome Holderman
France Republic 1796 - 1800 - A - 5 Centimes - Edge.54 viewsFrench Republic 1796 - 1800 - A
5 Centimes - Nice Edge.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, Rhoemetalkes & Augustus, RPC 171854 viewsRhoemetalkes
Thrace. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.
19.6mm. 4.35g.
Die Alignment: 180 degrees
Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY - Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes right.
Rev: KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY - Bare head of Augustus right.
Ref: BMC 7-9. Moushmov 5782. Jaurukova 200. RPC 1718.
Notes: Rhoemetalkes is the only non-roman person to appear on a coin together with Augustus. Thrace did not become a Roman Province until A.D.46 in the reign of Claudius. The Kingdom had a troubled history after the death of Rhoemetalkes in A.D.12 which culminated in the murder of the last ruler, Rhoemetalkes III, by his wife.
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC 241a54 viewsObv:– HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right
Rev:– FIDES PVBLICA, Fides standing right holding grain ears and a basket of fruit
Reference RIC 241a
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - Unlisted Antioch54 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and victory


This reverse type is not known for Antioch.
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132 - Probus - RIC 435 var (Ticinum) (QXXT) 54 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left in elaborate cuirass decorated with Medusa medallion & holding Vitoriola (Victory on globe, facing left, holding wreath) in right hand, palm up
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield
Minted in Ticinum(QXXT) Emission 2 Officina 4. A.D. 276
Reference:– Cohen unlisted. RIC 435 var. (This bust type not listed in RIC or Cohen)
Die match is illustrated in Bastien's Buste Monetaire... pl. 126 number 11
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 157 - Bust type F (Rome) (R crescent Γ)54 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (R crescent Γ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 279
Reference(s) – RIC 157 Bust Type F
Weight 4.54 gms
Size 24.13 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Alexandria 46a54 viewsObv:– IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right
Rev:– CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian and Maximianus standing facing each other, holding between them globe surmounted by Victory
Minted in Alexandria (B in centre field, ALE in exe.)
References:– RIC VI Alexandria 46a (Common)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Cyzicus 009 - B54 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left,holding Victory on globe and sceptre, wreath before
Minted in Cyzicus (wreath in left field, B in right field, SMK in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Cyzicus 9 (Common)
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176 - Julian II - RIC VIII Lugdunum 19954 viewsObv:– C L IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right, M to left of bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, one hand holding the neck of the horse & the other back at his attacker
Minted in Lugdunum (//GSLG), 6th November A.D. 355 to Spring A.D. 360
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 199 (R)
068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08154 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RIC 81 (Scarce). RSC 200. 20 examples in RD.
107 - Gallienus, Antoninianus - RIC 28554 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right
Rev:– SOLI CONS AVG, Bull right, XI in exergue
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 285. RSC 162.

One of the scarcer reverses in this series.

Weight 2.97g. 20.82mm.
132 - Probus - RIC 928 - Bust Type C (Tripolis) 54 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre
Minted in Tripolis (Crescent in centre field, KA in exe) First Emission from A.D. 276
Reference: – RIC 928 Bust Type C
A clear example of this distinctive bust type with lots of silvering remaining.
Martin Griffiths
754 viewsProbus
AE 39 mm
Rome Mint
1 commentsmauseus
Roman papyrus seal54 viewsHead of Zeus Ammon right3 commentsmauseus
Roman ring54 viewsA bronze Roman ring with traces of gold plating inset with a blue glass intaglio of Hercules strangling the Nemean lion.

A Norfolk find
454 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
Crowned 1642
Date in cartouche?
REX monogram
XII over ?
SMHε54 viewsAE3 Follis, 1.92 g, 18 mm, 5 h

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

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

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

1 commentsdrjbca
DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 76 AD. 54 viewsAR Denarius (3.54 gm).
Laureate head right / Pegasus standing right.
RIC II 238 (Vespasian); BMCRE 193 (Vespasian); RSC 47.
2 commentsCGPCGP
Sear 1760.54 viewsRomanus I. Lacapenus (920-944, co-ruler of Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus 913-959)
Follis, Constantinople.
1 commentsW. Kutschenko
JULIUS CAESAR (d. 44 BC), AR denarius, struck February-March 44 BC, moneyer C. Cossutius Maridianus54 viewsObverse- Wreathed and veiled head of Caesar right, DICT IN PERPETVO behind, CAESAR before.
Reverse- moneyer's name with Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting elbow on shield on globe.

RSC10, 19mm, 3.17g.

NGC VG ("bankers marks", Strike 3/5, Surface 2/5), cert. #4095350-001.
Ex- Imperial Coins & Artifacts, January 2011, through VCoins store (purchased raw).
Comments: This coin might be an "ugly duckling", but it's got a ton of history. When it came time to pursue a Twelve Caesars collection, I knew that nothing but a lifetime portrait issue of Caesar would do for me, though I probably could have had one of those interesting "elephants" or a more attractive "goddess head" design in better condition for less. This time I chose historical significance over eye appeal. This coin would have been struck just before Caesar's assassination on the fateful Ides of March, perhaps in that very month. It wasn't easy finding one within my $500/coin budgetary ceiling at the time, but this one came in under that price... barely.
4 commentslordmarcovan
DOMITIAN (81-96 AD), AR denarius, Minerva, struck ca. 92 AD54 viewsObverse- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P P TR P XI, laureate head right.
Reverse- IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at feet.
RIC 730, RSC 274, 18.2 mm, 3.63 g.
NGC Ch VF (Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5), cert. #4095350-005.
Ex-Zuzim Judaea, January 2011, through VCoins store (purchased raw).
Comments: I think this type is relatively common but the coin is a really bright and lustrous example and grabbed my eye. I was frankly surprised it didn't grade XF or better, but I don't really care so much about technical grades anyway- I slabbed my Twelve Caesars coins mostly for display purposes. NGC did recognize the super sharp strike on this piece. I see they attribute the object Minerva is standing on as a "prow", while Wildwinds has it as the "capital of (a) rostral column". Eh, whatever. I really like this piece and it will serve my set for quite some time unless a similarly attractive and lustrous piece with a more interesting reverse comes along.

4 commentslordmarcovan
HADRIAN (117-138 AD), AR denarius, Roma54 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
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 016, Rome, IVNONI CONS AVG, Bearded elk standing left,54 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 016, Rome, IVNONI CONS AVG, Bearded elk standing left,
avers:- CORN-SALONINA-AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent.
revers:- IVNONI-CONS-AVG, Bearded elk standing left.
exe: -/-//Δ, diameter: 17,5-19,5 mm, weight: 2,38 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-16 (Sole reign of Gallienus), p-, C-70, Göbl-725g, Sear 10643,
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Anto ninianus, RIC V-I 025, Rome, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left,54 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Anto ninianus, RIC V-I 025, Rome, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left,
avers:- SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. VI in exergue.
exe: -/-//VI, diameter: 19-22 mm, weight: 3,02 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-025, p-194, C-92, Göbl-376dd,
Unger Sz. 4 Hungarian Slavonia Bela IV and Ban Heinrich von Gussing54 viewsUnger Sz. 4, Rengjeo 108-117
Hungarian Slavonia. Béla IV (1235-1270) and Ban Heinrich von Güssing (1269-1270). AR denar.
Obv. + MONETA REGIS P SCLAVONI.A, Marten running left, star above and below.
Rev. Patriarchal cross, facing crowned heads below, star and crescent above, geese (privy mark) to sides.
Augusta Traiana Caracalla Sicinnius Clarus54 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
BCC gr1X54 viewsGreek Autonomous
Paros, Cyclades 200-300 BCE
Obv: scorpion
Rev: ΠΑΡΙ grapes
"Choix de monnaies
grecques du cabinet de
F. Imhoof-Blumer", No. 90 Plate III.
Caesarea was built near the
ruins of an earlier Greek settlement
AE 11.5mm 2.08gm. Axis:0
Sear 193454 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081-1118 CE) Half-tetarteron, weight 1.72g, diameter 16mm. Unknown mint in Cyprus. Older catalogues attribute this rare type to the Thessalonica mint, but the fact that almost all specimens where the provenance is known originate in Cyprus makes the case for the coins having been struck on that island very strong. 1 commentsAbu Galyon
Arsaces II54 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
Septimius Severus54 views3 commentsfordicus
Septimus Herculea.jpg
Septimus, Herculea and Liber54 viewsObverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust r
Reverse: [DIS AV]SPICIB TR P II COS II P P [S C] Hercules and Liber standing l., Hercules holding club and lionskin, Liber emptying cup to panther at his feet and holding thyrsus.
Mint : Rome
Date : 194 AD
Reference : BM-507, C-120 (40 Fr.), RIC-669c
Weight : 17.00g

Comments: Liber and Hercules shared a temple on the Quirinal, erected by the emperor Septimius Severus. That temple was the second largest ever built in Rome, with columns over 21 meters high and a central square that covered 13,000 square meters. The gods were paired in the new cult because they were the patron gods of the emperor's birthplace at Lepcis Magna in North Africa.
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) #2 (plate coin)54 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.92g, 28.08mm, 210°
struck under governor Iulius Faustinianus
obv. AV K CEPTI - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
Homonoia, draped, wearing polos, stg. facing, head l., holding patera in r., and cornucopiae
in l. hand, drapery over l. arm.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 569 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 797 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
VF/VF+, well centered and sharp

HOMONOIA, the personification of concord, unanimity, and oneness of mind of the family, the citizens, then the cities too, and finally of the whole mankind. During the Hellenism worshipped as goddess. Sometimes numbered under the three goddesses Praxidikai. Equated with the Roman CONCORDIA.
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sev154 viewsSeptimius Severus denarius Rome Mint 3.16 g Laureate head right, Felicias stnd. left holding caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left RIC IV 261, BMCRE 322, RSC135fordicus
Severus Alexander RIC IV, 64554 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 222-235
AE - Sestertius (typical square flan) , 19.92g, 29mm
Rome AD 231
bust, laureate, with drapery on l. shoulder
Annona, draped, standing frontal, head l., holding corn-ears in r. and anchor in
l. hand; on left side set on ground a tripodal modius with two corn-ears
S-C in field
RIC IV/2, 645; C.509; BMC 815-7
good F-about VF
Severus Alexander Denarius A.D. 222 RIC 5, RSC 20454 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS P P, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Maximum Diameter: 18.9 mm
Weight: 2.74 g

First year issue.
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54 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
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Silesia under Bohemia. Ferdinand I, AD .jpg
SILESIA - Under Bohemia, Ferdinand I54 viewsSILESIA - Under Bohemia, Ferdinand I (1522-1564). AR Pfennig, Uniface.
Side-by-side coats of arms; date 1533 above; "F" below. Reference: Schulten #4058.
Silver damma, Amirs of Sind, Ahmad, early 11th c. AD 0.25" - 7mm, 0.4 gm., Multan mint.54 viewsA 1000 years old rare little silver coin, showing partial islamic inscriptions and uncertain symbols. [la] ilaha illallah [abd allah] (?) / [Muhammad] Rasul [allah] abd allah (?). EF.
The rulers of Multan are usually known as Amirs of Sind or Habbarids. Very little is known about them apart from there coin which are given below. In AD 1030 Sind was conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni.

Rare, especially in this condition, and not often seen in the West.

Antonio Protti
Silver fanam, Tranvacore, Southwest India (1600-1860AD) 54 viewsNice silver fanam, Tranvacore, Southwest India (1600-1860)
7mm, 0.4 g, silver
Notes: Stylized boar facing right on obverse, stylized deity on reverse. Undated, minted for a long period of time without much change, ca.1600-1860.

These are actually scarcer than the gold fanams - debased gold and silver fanams were minted for short periods of time in the 18th century, and are less common. Most of these coins have 6 to 8 karat gold content and have very pale golden look to them.

VF, scarce.

Antonio Protti
Charles II - 1665-1700 - Majorca54 viewsOb Bust right
Rev. Cross
Ref. ?
Weight 1.57g
Size 13mm

Caracalla, Stobi54 viewsMAVREL ANTONIN
Laureate head right

Nike standing right holding trophy

Josif V99, R?
AMNG Gaebler 14
wildwinds example (this coin)
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Celtic imitation - AE 2254 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
187-168 BC ?
head of rivergod Strymon right ;
wide trident
H countermark
type: type E3A
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
6,70g 22mm

Wave on Strymon's face is relic of original coin also there is slightly visible inscription (perpendicular to trident).
original coin could be:

Thessalonica - AE 17
187-31 BC
diademed head of Artemis right (wave on Strymon's face is Artemis's curl)
bow and quiver
monograms left
SNGCop 358. Moushmov 6600

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.

Maybe H countermark allowed this coin to return into Macedonian circulation? Who knows what this coin has experienced.
Netherlands. Dutch East Indies. Sumatra. Copper 1/4 Stuiver 1824 S.54 viewsNetherlands. Dutch East Indies. Sumatra. Copper 1/4 Stuiver 1824 S. Crowned arms dividing denomination / star, NEDERL INDIE 1824 S

KM 287

SWEDEN - Oscar II54 viewsSWEDEN - Oscar II (1872-1907) AR 2 Kronor, 1897. Commemorating Oscar II's Silver Jubilee. KM#762.dpaul7
Syracuse, Trias. 344-336 BC. 54 viewsÆ
Head of Athena wearing Corinthian style helmet
Hippocamp left, with curled wing.
Sear 1193
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AE follis Justinian I (large) SB 20154 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINANVS PP AVG Hemeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr, and shield; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XXXII, Cross above, Pfficina letter "B" below. In exergue NIKO
Date; 558/9 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 201 DO 115-39
32MM 17.15GM
Turkey, Colossae54 viewsAnother Anatolian tel awaiting excavation (or perhaps looters if the archaeologists delay too long): this is the site of ancient Colossae in the Lycus valley. Modern Christian pilgrims touring the ‘Seven Churches of Asia’ visit nearby Laodicea but generally ignore this place, which is slightly odd because Saint Paul did address one of his letters to the congregation resident here. Of course, there’s little to see apart from the usual surface scatter of shards. Abu Galyon
Tetricus II AE Antoninianus54 viewsTetricus II (Caesar)
AE Antoninianus, 270-273 AD
Ob: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES - Draped radiate bust right
Rv: SPES AVGG - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Ref: RIC 270, Sear 3190
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123754 viewsObv: St. Theodore
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius with Sword Between Them, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2182
Apollonia Pontika, Drachm, SNG Cop 454 54 viewsSilver drachm
Obv:– Facing Gorgoneion, wearing taenia?.
Rev:– Inverted anchor, crayfish left, A right
Minted in Apollonia Pontika. 450 – 400 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Cop 454
Forum graded VF.

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Tiberius (14 - 37 A.D.)54 viewsÆ AS
R: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXVII S C, rudder vertical in front of a large banded globe, small globe below right.
Rome 35-36 A.D.
RIC I 58, BMCRE I 117
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