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Julian II the Philosopher60 viewsD N FL CL IVLIANVS
draped and cuirassed bust of Julian right

SECURITAS REIPVB
bull walking right, two stars above, CYZA in exergue

AE1 7.73g

RIC VIII, 127
LRBC 2511

Ex-Calgary Coin

SOLD!
1 commentsJay GT4
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Moesia inferior, Kallatis, Gordian III, AMNG 346 var.60 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 11g
obv. AVT KM ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG
bust, laureate, r.
rev. KALLA - TI - ANWN
snake erected coiled r.
Delta in the center of rev. field (for tetrassarion)
AMNG I/1, 346 var. (different legend breaks); Varbanov (engl.) 377
rare, VF
1 commentsJochen
KarlXII.jpg
Sweden - Charles XII 1697-1718 - 1 dukat 171860 viewsObv: CAROL . XII . D . G . REX . SVE., draped and quirassed bust right.
Rev: FACT . EST . DOMIN . PROTECTOR . MEVS (the Lord is my defence), crowend royal monogram surrounded by the swedish three crowns. The bottom crown with the year 17 - 18 on eighter side and L - C (for the monyer Lorentz Careelberg).

Charles XII is one of very few swedish kings who has ever reached international fame. He is known as skilled military leader and spened most of his regin involved in different wars. At first he was successfull, but in the later part of his regin he lost many wars and the during the 17th century ever growing swedish empire was only a remnant of its former grandeur at his death. He met his end when he was shot during a war campaigne in Norway in 30 November 1718, while inspecting trenches.
pierre_p77
Kingdom_of_Thrace,_Lysimachos,.jpg
Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great60 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Apparently unpublished; Thompson -, Müller -, SNG -, Armenak Hoard -, Black Sea Hoard - , et al. -, gVF, nice style, a few bump, small test cut in edge, Lysimachia(?) mint, weight 17.024g, maximum diameter 30.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left on prow-like throne, Nike crowning king's name in right, rests left arm on round shield behind, ΠA monogram over AP monogram left, lion head left in exergue; possibly unique;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.

We were unable to find another example with this combination of control symbols. Thompson lists the lion head and AP monogram control symbols for Lysimachia, but not together. The ΠA monogram is not listed for not for Lysimachia but is listed for other mints.

*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Antique, AE-Roman horse harness, decorated with millefiori glass inlay #0160 viewsAntique, AE-Roman horse harness, decorated with millefiori glass inlay #01
type: AE-round plate or phalera from Roman horse harness, decorated with millefiori glass inlay,
size: 28mm,
weight: 6,87g,
date: c. 2nd century A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Rome,
Q-001
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Kroton, Bruttium60 views480-430 BC
AR Stater (20mm, 7.57g)
O: Tripod-lebes with lion's feet; heron standing right in left field, QPO to right, lemniscate serpents in ex.
R: Tripod-lebes incuse, with dentate border.
SNG ANS 312; SNG Cop 1764v
ex Tom Vossen
2 commentsEnodia
Late-Roman_AE-3-Follis_INCUSE_GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS_SMNK_Q-001_19mm_2,11g-s.jpg
Late-Roman AE-3-Follis, INCUSE60 viewsLate-Roman AE-3-Follis, INCUSE
avers:-
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS,
exergo: SMNK ??
diameter: 19mm
weight: 2,11g
mint:
date:
ref:
Q-001
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LegXII.jpg
Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XIII60 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

Rev LEG XIII legionary eagle between two standards


Patrae mint 32-31BC

SOLD

Purchased as a low budget LEG XII upon viewing in hand it is definately a 13th Legion

Legio XIII was levied by Julius Caesar in 57 BC, before marching against the Belgae, in one of his early interventions in intra-Gallic conflicts.

During the Gallic wars (58-51 BC), Legio XIII was present at the Battle against the Nervians, the siege of Gergovia, and while not specifically mentioned in the sources, it is not unreasonable to assume that Legio XIII was also present for the Battle of Alesia.

Forced to choose either the end of his political career, or civil war, Caesar brought Legio XIII across the Rubicon river and into Italy. The legion remained faithful to Caesar during the resulting civil war between Caesar and the conservative Optimates faction of the senate, whose legions were commanded by Pompey. Legio XIII was active throughout the entire war, fighting at Dyrrhachium (48 BC) and Pharsalus (48 BC). After the decisive victory over Pompey at Pharsalus, the legion was to be disbanded, and the legionaries "pensioned off" with the traditional land grants; however, the legion was recalled for the Battle of Thapsus (46 BC) and the final Battle of Munda (45 BC). After Munda, Caesar disbanded the legion, retired his veterans, and gave them farmlands in Italy.

Reconstituted by Octavian in 41 BC.
Its standard was the lion.
1 commentsTitus Pullo
Leo-monogram.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Leo I. Latin monogram in wreath, rare60 viewsLeo (Augustus)
DN LEO PER AVG - Pearl diademed bust draped and cuirassed bust right.
None - Latin monogram within wreath
Minted in Cyzicus (457-474)
RIC X 690, Rare
CoinScrubber
Leopold I the hogmouth.jpg
Leopold I the hogmouth, Holy Roman Emperor60 viewsgoldcoin
LEOPOLD_II_2FR_1909.jpg
BELGIUM - Leopold II60 viewsBELGIUM - Leopold II (1865-1909) AR 2-Francs, 1909. KM #59.dpaul7
Licinius-l__AE-3-silvered_IMP-LI-CINIVS-AVG_VIRTVS-EXERCIT_S-F-over-HL_VOT-XX_B-SIS-star-on_crescent_RIC-VII-129-p-440-r1-2-D2_320-AD-Siscia_Q-001_axis-1h_19mm_3,26g-s.jpg
132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!60 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!
avers:- IMP-LI-CINIVS-AVG, 2, D2, Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, S and F over HL left and right side in fields.
exergo: S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,26g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-129, p-440, R1!,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
licinius_1a.jpg
Licinius * Jupiter, Æ Follis - 313-315 AD.60 views
Licinius * Jupiter, Bronze Follis

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

Exergue: SIS

Mint: Siscia
Struck: 313-315 AD.

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

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

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

Tiathena
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CAMPGATE, Licinius I, AE3 318-320 AD60 viewsLicinius I AE3.
obv. IMP LICI-NIVS AVG,
laureate, draped bust left holding eagle-tipped sceptre & mappa
rev. PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG,
campgate, 3 turrets, 6 layers, no star above, no doors; Right field: dot
Mintmark: SMHA
Ref.: RIC VII Heraclea 29
Rarity: R2
Janus
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Licinius I SECURITAS London mint60 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureated and cuirassed bust right

SECVRI - TAS AVGG
Securitas standing left, leaning on short column, right hand on head; *//PLN

RIC VI 275;
4,24g -- 22,5mm
6 commentsgb29400
LICINIUS_SILVERED_ANT.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS I. Silvered AE Follis or Nummus of Antioch. Struck c.A.D.313 - 314. 60 viewsObverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing facing left, cloak over shoulder, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and sceptre in his left; on ground at feet, eagle holding wreath in beak. In right field, S over III with wreath above; in exergue, ANT.
RIC VII : 8 Weight 3.5gms.
Complete intact original silvering.
Rare (R2)
*Alex
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Velia, Lucania; AE15; Head of Herakles left/ owl r. with open wings60 viewsVelia, Lucania, 4th - 2nd century B.C. AE 15mm, 4.1g; Obv: Head of Hercules left, wearing lion skin. Rev: Owl standing right, facing; open wings. Cf Mangieri 186 var; Sallusto 1104 var. (both Heracles facing right); Wildwinds has similar specimen with Herakles left as Mangieri 186 var. Podiceps
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Lucilla (164 - 182 A.D.)60 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
R: LAETITIA; Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.
Rome, 166 - 169 A.D.
18mm
3.5g
RIC 773; BMC 346; RSC 45

Rare
5 commentsMat
Lucius_Verus.jpg
Lucius Verus - RIC-55560 viewsAR Denarius (19mm - 3.4g). Rome mint, Dec 165 to Summer 166 AD. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right / PAX AVG TR P VI COS II, Pax standing left holding branch & cornucopia. RSC 127, BMC 4203 commentsBud Stewart
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus - Tituria-660 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, Denarius (3.84g) Rome mint, 89 B.C.; obverse Bare head of King Tatius right, SABIN behind; reverse Victory in a biga holding wreath in right hand and reigns in left, TITVRI below horses, grain ear (control symbol) in exergue SRCV I 253, Sydenham 700, Crawford 344/3, RSC I Tituria-6Bud Stewart
Marc-Aurelius_AR-Den_AVRE(L)IVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F_COS-II_RIC-429a-A-Pius_C-110_Rome_145-47-AD_Q-001_axis-6h_17,5-18mm_3,03g-s.jpg
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,60 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0429a (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, COS II, Honos standing facing,
avers:- AVRE(L)IVS-CAE-SAR-AVG-P-II-F, bare head right. (Legend error "L" missing !!!)
revers:- COS-II, Honos standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,03g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-147 A.D., ref: RIC-429a, p-79 Antonius Pius, C-110,
Q-001
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Marc-Aurelius_AR-Den_AVRELIVS-CAES-ANTON-AVG-P-II-F_TR-POT-XI-COS-II_RIC-470-A-Pius_RSC-703_Rome-156-57-AD_Q-001_0h_16,5-17,5mm_3,23g-s.jpg
037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0470var. (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, T-R-POT-XI-COS-II, Felicitas standing left,60 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,
Q-001
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Mathias-II__(1608-1619AD)_AR-Den_MAT_II_D_G_HV_BO_REX_1613_PATRONA-Shield-HVNGARI_K-B_U-869_C3-240_H-1140_1613_Q-001_1h_14,5-15mm_0,37g-s.jpg
046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,60 views046 Mathias II., (Mathias of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1608-1619 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-869, 1613 A.D.,
avers:-
revers:-
diameter: 14,5-15mm, weight: 0,37g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark:
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
Q-001
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120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, Aquileia, RIC VI 076a, -/-/AQP, FIDES MILITVM AVG G ET CAES S N N, Fides standing,60 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, Aquileia, RIC VI 076a, -/-/AQP, FIDES MILITVM AVG G ET CAES S N N, Fides standing,
avers:- IMP-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM-AVG-G-ET-CAES-S-N-N, Fides standing holding standard in each hand.
exergo: -/-/AQP, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 2nd reign, 306-307 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-076a, p-467, C-123,
Q-001
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Maximinus II60 viewsAE Follis
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Laureate head right

GENIO IMPERATORIS
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over shoulder, holding patera & cornucopiae, * left, A right, ANT in ex.

Antioch 310 AD

ex-ANE
Jay GT4
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Maximus RIC IV, 360 viewsMaximus, Caesar 236 - 238, son of Maximinus I
AR - Denar, 3.12g, 19mm
Rome, spring 236 - March/April 238
obv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM
draped bust, bare head r.
rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS
Maximus standing l., holding rod in r. hand and
reversed spear in l. hand; behind him 2 standards.
RIC IV, 3; C.10
Scarce; good EF
added to www.wildwinds.com

Maximus, made Caesar by his father AD 236 and killed together with him at Aquileia AD 238.
2 commentsJochen
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Medieval, #10,60 viewsMedieval, #10,quadrans
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Apollonia Pontica60 views480 - 324 B.C.

150 years of Apollonia Pontica Medusa!
4 commentsJaimelai
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Menander I Soter AE Square Chalkous60 viewsAttribution: Mitchiner 134, Type 239; of Pushkalavati, chief workshop; Bactria
Date: 155-130 BC
Obverse: Elephant head with trunk raised and bell suspended from neck
Reverse: Karosthi inscription (Maharajasa Tratasara Menandrasa) around club of Herakles, monogram to l., “A” to r.
Size: 14 mm
Weight: 2.93 grams
Noah
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Votive tessera60 viewsRugser
moneta 291.jpg
Constantine I, Thessalonica - RIC VII 12360 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head right
rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG VOT XX. VOT XX enclosed in wreath.
exergue: TS epsilon VI
Struck 324 A.D. at Thessalonica
RIC VII 123 (R2)
Van Meter 79
2 commentsJericho
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Constantius II, Cyzicus - RIC VIII 11660 viewsConstantius II AE3
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who reaches back, wearing cap, unbearded.
left field: *
exergue: SMK?
Struck 355-361 A.D. at Cyzicus
RIC VIII 116 (officinae unknown)
Van Meter 100
Jericho
moneta 710 lg.jpg
Caracalla, Nicopolis AE2160 viewsobv: Laureate and draped bust right
rev: Tetrastyle temple with Serpais within
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Nicopolis ad Istrum
1 commentsJericho
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Magnvs Maximvs - Spes Romanorvm60 viewsArles
very scarce
1 commentsantvwala
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Italy - Mint Neapolis - BC 350/37060 views1 commentsRugser
Nero_AE-22_Koinon-of-Thessaly_Diassarion_NEP_N-_E-__A__N-laureate-head-right_API_TI_NO_-_TPATH_-OV-Apollo-standing-right-playing_54-68-AD__1h_21-23mm-a_9,55g-s.jpg
014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,60 views014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers:- NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers:- APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
Q-001
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Nero_AR-Den_IMP-NERO-CAESAR-AVG-P-P_SALVS_RIC-I-71_Rome_67-68-AD_Rare_Q-001_5h_17-17,5mm_3,06g-s.jpg
014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RIC I 0071, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS, 60 views014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RIC I 0071, Rome, AR-Denarius, SALVS,
avers: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P, Laureate head right.
revers: Salus seated left, holding patera, SALVS in ex.
exerg: -/-//SALVS, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 3,06g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 67-68 A.D., ref: RIC I 0071, BMC-98,
Q-001
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BYZANTINE, Theodore I 1208-1222 Nicaea60 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
Sear 2061
Laetvs
Nike.jpg
Septimius Severus from Nikopolis60 viewsSeptimius Severus AE18 (3.1 g) from Nikopolis ad Istrum.
Obv: AV KAI CE - CEVHPOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛIT-ΩN-ΠPOC IC, Nike with spread wings, leaning on column with left arm, holding a long palm in left arm and a wreath (?) in right hand.
Pick, AMNG I, 1, p. 378, no. 1371.
1 commentsPscipio
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2015) 8.0.08.01 (plate coin)60 viewsAE 15, 2.14g, 14.41mm, 180°
struck 2nd/3rd century AD
obv. NEIKO - [POLEITW] - N (from upper left, 1st O as thick dot)
Youthful head, r.
rev. PRO[C I]CTRON (from upper right)
Bunch of vine-grapes hanging down from twig
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1218, pl. III, 19, same die (1 ex., Imhoof)
rev. AMNG I/1, 1217, pl. III, 18 (1 ex., Berlin)
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No.8.0.8.1 (plate coin)
very rare, VF, blue-green patina

Pick: The head is surely unbearded, and seems to be female due to the hair-do. It can't be
attributed for sure but possibly it is the head of Nike who must have played the role of an eponyme
goddess of Nikopolis.
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2015) 8.10.32.07 (plate coin)60 viewsCommodus AD 177-192
AE 26, 11.61g, 26.03, 90°
struck under hegemon Caecilius Servilianus
obv. A - VT KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head, r.
rev. HGEMO - KAIKI CERBEILIA NEIKOPO PROC ICT
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding reed in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var. (has rudder)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.10.32.7 (plate coin)
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4338

Pick called the object in the r. hand of the river-god a rudder. But here it is clearly a waterplant. I think this type has 2 subtypes:
subtype a with the urn within or above the groundline and a typical waterplant, and
subtype b with the urn under the groundline and a waterplant looking more like a rudder
Here it is obviously subtype a. But look at my other coins of this type!
2 commentsJochen
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Thrace, Serdica. Marcus Aurelius AE20. Bust of Isis60 views
Obv: AY KAI M AYPH ANTΩNINOC Head facing r.
Rev: CEPΔWN Bust of Isis decorated with lotus r.
2 commentsancientone
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,60 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PIETA-S-AVG-G, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
exerg: -/-//KAΔ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 7th officinae, date: 283-284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 416, p-196,
Q-001
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Orodes III, AE Drachm60 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis right. Greek legend around bust

Weight: 3.5 grams

van't Haaff 16.1.1-1
de Morgan 23 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5892
BMC 28 254 16ff
2 commentsHoward Cole
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Thracia, Odessos, AMNG 200660 viewsThracia, Odessos, quasi-autonomous, 270-250 BC
AE 22, 7.54g
obv. Head of Zeus, bearded, laureate, r.
rev. The Thracian Rider-God Heros, bearded, nude except chlamys, wearing kausia,
trooting on horse r., beneath as monogram A; with baseline
in ex. ODHCITWN
AMNG 2206; BMC Black Sea 291
Rare, VF+, brown patina with some earthen highlights
Pedigree:
ex David Freedman coll.
ex CNG auction 61, 25.9.2002, lot 194

Note: Kausia = a flat Thracian bonnet

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
1 commentsJochen
Ousanas.jpg
Ousana60 viewsObverse: Bust rt. Garment draped on shoulders, v-neck collar, wearing a head cloth and earring? Greek inscription OAC AHA (Ousana)
Reverse: As Obv. Greek inscription BAC IACI (King)

Date : AD.286-317
Reference : M-H 33, V12
Grade : EF
Weight : 1.38g
Metal : Silver
Acquired: 20/01/05
Comments : AR 12.5mm, Die Axis 0°
Bolayi
P1010024.bmp
Volusianus 251-253 A.D.60 viewsObv:bust r. radiate wearing paludamentum and cuirass
Rev:emperor radiate riding r. on horse carries spear
Ros-187
Maritima
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Small Bronze 260 viewsGotarzes II

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

Reverse: Seated archer in square of dots.

11mm, 1.29g.

Sellwood 65.47
1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Nice Patraos60 viewsPatraos --AR Tetradrachm (12.8gm). Laureate head of Apollo R/Horseman riding down fallen warrior. SNG ANS 1031, Sear 1520.featherz
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Persian Empire siglos 485-420 BC60 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC.
AR Siglos (15mm, 5.53 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow.
Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XII); BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17.
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Pharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm60 viewsPharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm

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

Horsehead right "FARS" around all within an incuse square

SNG Cop 223

2.92g

Ex Aegean
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Philip I (r. 244-249 AD) - AR Antoninianus - Rome60 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - bust, radiate, draped & cuirassed right, seen from behind
Rev: P M TR P III COS P P - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae

Minted in Rome (246 AD)
References: RIC IV 3 (C)
Weight: 4.78 g
Dimensions: 22 mm
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Nero SALVS Half-Denarius60 viewsNero, 54-68 A.D., Rome.
OBV: IMP NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right.
REV: Salus draped, seated left on throne, holding patera, SALVS in exergue.
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Variant follis of Licinius, Trier60 viewsFollis of Licinius
Trier
IMP LICINIVS PF AVG
Lr, Cuir bust R
GENIO POP ROM
Genius stg L, patera in R hand, cornucopiae in L, undraped
T / F // BTR
Variant of RIC 121, listed as loins draped.
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Plautilla, Marriage issue60 viewsPlautilla
Ar Denarius 18mm; 3.28g

PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE
draped bust right

PROPAG-O IM-PERI
Caracalla and Plautilla clasping hands

RIC IV 362, BMCRE 406, RSC 21
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Pontif II Secvritas seated Cldc 60 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSPP, SC in exergue
Securitas draped, seated left on throne, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and resting head on left hand, left arm resting on top of throne, elbow bent; in front left, lighted and garlanded altar
BMC 123-4, RIC 407
Weight, 20.29g; die axis, 12h.
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[18H650] Pontius Pilate prefect for Tiberius Prutah, 31 BC60 viewsPONTIUS PILATUS PRUTAH. Hendin 650, aVF, 14.3mm, 1.94 grams. Minted 31 C.E. FULL "LIH" Date, (H partially hidden behind pretty patina can be revealed.)

THE COINS OF PONTIUS PILATE
Jean-Philippe Fontanille

INTRODUCTION
They are not really beautiful, or truly rare, nor are they of very great monetary value. Yet these apparently modest coins carry in their weight an era and an act which would have immense consequence to the history of the world. Indeed, they are closely associated with three basic factors which saw the foundation of Christianity :
1 - The temporal proximity : Most modern experts agree in recognising that the year now designated 30 C.E. marked the trial and the death of Jesus. Given that time-frame, Pilate's coins were minted in 29, 30 and 31 C.E.
2 - The geographic proximity : The most credible hypothesis indicates that these particular coins where struck in Jerusalem, the city in which the significant events took place.
3 - The human proximity : Pontius Pilate himself designed and put the coins into circulation, and of course he was the man who conducted the trial and ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.

So it is that everyone, whether a believer or simply a lover of history or of numismatics, will find in these coins direct evidence of and witness to an episode the memory of which has survived 2000 years : A momentous event which has to a great extent fashioned the world we know.

Throughout this article we will also note the exceptional character of Pilate's coins: Exceptional in the nature of the images they bear, for the numerous variants they offer, for the presence of countermarks, and above all for the part their originator played in history. The putative appearance of these coins imprints on the Turin shroud has yet to be confirmed by more solid scientific proofs.

Pilate's coins are Roman coins, the words on them are Greek, they were circulated in Judea, and today they are to be found distributed among world-wide collectors after having spent 2000 years buried in the earth. They were minted and used during a period which produced an event destined to change the face of the world, and issued at the command of one of the principal actors in that event. An amazing and dramatic destiny for apparently such humble and unassuming little coins !

For 35 years Pilate's coins were passed from hand to hand every day. They knew the scent of spice-stalls, heard the merchants' ranting, smelled the sweat and dust of daily works. They were alive to the sounds of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin voices ¬ now haggling over a price, now offering prayers to YHVH, Jesus or Jupiter.

Nobody prays to Jupiter any more [?], but Pilate's coins are surviving witnesses to a time when the first Christians were considered as a messianic sect among several others in the midst of Judaism in crisis. The absolute split between Judaism and Christianity took place from about 70 C.E, the year which marked the tragic ending of the first Jewish rebellion. It was from that time, too, that Pilate's money ceased to be used.

Like each one of us, who carries always a few small coins in the bottom of our pockets; there is no doubt that some of Pilate's coins resonated to the last words of the most famous of all supplicants. A very long story had its beginning...

2. MANUFACTURE AND CIRCULATION
LOCATION OF MINTS
Although the prefects had their residencies in Cesarea, the administrative capital of the province, it seems that their money was minted in Jerusalem. Indeed, a specimen dated year 31 has been found in this town in an incomplete state of manufacture.

DURATION OF USE
It would seem that Pilate's money was in current use for at least 35 years. Indeed, some of it has been discovered among other coins during the excavation of remains of dwellings destroyed by the Romans during the first Jewish revolt, which is evidence that they were still in use at that time.

AREA OF CIRCULATION
These coins circulated far beyond the frontiers of Judea. Some samples have been discovered as far away as Antioch in present-day Turkey, nearly 500 kilometres from Jerusalem where they were minted. Others have also been found in Jordan. These limits represent a circulation area of at least 100.000 square kilometres, that is five times larger than the size of the state of Israel. Taking into account that it was a time when distances were expressed in terms of days of march, one begins to see the important influence of these coins.

3. THE IMAGES AND THE TEXTS
THE SIMPULUM
A fairly frequent symbol from the Roman religion of the time, the simpulum was a utensil used by the priests during their religious ceremonies. This little ladle, provided with shaft and a handle, allowed the priests to taste the wine which they poured onto the head of an animal destined for sacrifice, after which the soothsayer was empowered to examine the animal's entrails for signs and portents sent to men by the Gods through the medium of the interpreter. As I pointed, none of this would have been obvious at first sight of the motif except perhaps to a Roman citizen. However, it throws some light on the theory put forward by F.A. Banks [Coins of the Bible Days].

This wasn't the first time that the simpulum appeared on Roman coins, but it is the first time it figured alone. This fact gives an additional specificity to Pilate's coins, not only in the context of Judea but also in comparison with all the other coins of the Empire.

THE THREE EARS OF BARLEY
The three ears or barley are featured on the opposing face of the simpulum. Unlike the simpulum, these ears of barley are not in contravention of the Jewish Law. The motif is nevertheless distinctive because it is the first time it appears on a Judean coin. The motif would reappear twelve years later on one of Herod Agrippa's coin, then on another, much rarer, of Agrippa II (ears of barley held in a hand). After that, the motif disappeared altogether from ancient Jewish coins.

THE LITUUS
The lituus was the wooden staff which the augurs held in the right hand; it symbolised their authority and their pastoral vocation. It was raised toward heavens while the priests invoked the Gods and made their predictions. Legend records that Romulus used it at the time of Rome's foundation in 753 B.C.E. It is interesting to note that the cross used in present times is the direct descendant of the lituus. As with the simpulum, Pilate's coinage is exceptional in that it alone displays the lituus as the sole object illustrated on the face.

THE WREATH
The laurel wreath is a symbol of power and victory, and figures on various ancient Greek and Roman coins. In Judea it can be found during the reign of John Hyrcanus I (134 to 104 B.C.E.). After that, Herod Antipas, speaker for Pilate, used it on all his coins. On Pilate's coins, the laurel wreath figures on the reverse side of the lituus, framing the date.

THE DATES
The notation of dates uses a code invented by the Greeks whereby each letter of the alphabet was assigned a number. This code would be used again in Judaism under the name of Guematria. The system is simple : the first ten letters of the alphabet are linked to units (1,2,3...), the following ten letters to tens (10,20,30...) and the four remaining letters to the first four hundreds. The "L" is an abbreviation meaning "year". Tiberius became emperor on September 17 of year 14 C.E, so we have :

LIS = Year 29 C.E. * LIZ = Year 30 C.E. * LIH = Year 31 C.E.

THE TEXTS
The legends on Pontius Pilate's coins are written in Greek. Judea, governed by the Ptolemy dynasty (301 to 198 B.C.E) then by the Syrians until 63 B.C.E, came under the same powerful influence of the Hellenic culture which touched the other territories of the ancient Persian Empire won by Alexander the Great. In spite of a certain amount of resistance, this Hellenistic heritage eventually crept into every aspect of daily life. Apart from the dates, the texts on Pilate's coinage consisted of only three different words : - TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (Of Tiberius Emperor) on all three coins; - IOYLIA KAICAPOC (Empress Julia) added to the coin of year 29.
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Pontius Pilate
After the deposition of the eldest son of Herod, Archelaus (who had succeeded his father as ethnarch), Judea was placed under the rule of a Roman procurator. Pilate, who was the fifth, succeeding Valerius Gratus in A.D. 26, had greater authority than most procurators under the empire, for in addition to the ordinary duty of financial administration, he had supreme power judicially. His unusually long period of office (A.D. 26-36) covers the whole of the active ministry both of St. John the Baptist and of Jesus Christ.
As procurator Pilate was necessarily of equestrian rank, but beyond that we know little of his family or origin. Some have thought that he was only a freedman, deriving his name from pileus (the cap of freed slaves) but for this there seems to be no adequate evidence, and it is unlikely that a freedman would attain to a post of such importance. The Pontii were a Samnite gens. Pilate owed his appointment to the influence of Sejanus. The official residence of the procurators was the palace of Herod at Cćsarea; where there was a military force of about 3,000 soldiers. These soldiers came up to Jerusalem at the time of the feasts, when the city was full of strangers, and there was greater danger of disturbances, hence it was that Pilate had come to Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion. His name will be forever covered with infamy because of the part which he took in this matter, though at the time it appeared to him of small importance.
Pilate is a type of the worldly man, knowing the right and anxious to do it so far as it can be done without personal sacrifice of any kind, but yielding easily to pressure from those whose interest it is that he should act otherwise. He would gladly have acquitted Christ, and even made serious efforts in that direction, but gave way at once when his own position was threatened.
The other events of his rule are not of very great importance. Philo (Ad Gaium, 38) speaks of him as inflexible, merciless, and obstinate. The Jews hated him and his administration, for he was not only very severe, but showed little consideration for their susceptibilities. Some standards bearing the image of Tiberius, which had been set up by him in Jerusalem, caused an outbreak which would have ended in a massacre had not Pilate given way. At a later date Tiberius ordered him to remove certain gilt shields, which he had set up in Jerusalem in spite of the remonstrances of the people. The incident mentioned in St. Luke 13:1, of the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate mingled with the sacrifices, is not elsewhere referred to, but is quite in keeping with other authentic events of his rule. He was, therefore, anxious that no further hostile reports should be sent to the emperor concerning him.
The tendency, already discernible in the canonical Gospels, to lay stress on the efforts of Pilate to acquit Christ, and thus pass as lenient a judgment as possible upon his crime, goes further in the apocryphal Gospels and led in later years to the claim that he actually became a Christian. The Abyssinian Church reckons him as a saint, and assigns 25 June to him and to Claudia Procula, his wife. The belief that she became a Christian goes back to the second century, and may be found in Origen (Hom., in Mat., xxxv). The Greek Church assigns her a feast on 27 October. Tertullian and Justin Martyr both speak of a report on the Crucifixion (not extant) sent in by Pilate to Tiberius, from which idea a large amount of apocryphal literature originated. Some of these were Christian in origin (Gospel of Nicodemus), others came from the heathen, but these have all perished.
His rule was brought to an end through trouble which arose in Samaria. An imposter had given out that it was in his power to discover the sacred vessels which, as he alleged, had been hidden by Moses on Mount Gerizim, whither armed Samaritans came in large numbers. Pilate seems to have thought the whole affair was a blind, covering some other more important design, for he hurried forces to attack them, and many were slain. They appealed to Vitellius, who was at that time legate in Syria, saying that nothing political had been intended, and complaining of Pilate's whole administration. He was summoned to Rome to answer their charges, but before he could reach the city the Emperor Tiberius had died.
Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12083c.htm

As the man who presided over the trial of Jesus, who found no fault with the defendant and washed his hands of the affair by referring it back to the Jewish mob, but who signed the final death warrant, Pontius Pilate represents almost a byword for ambivalence.
He appears in a poor light in all four Gospels and in a favourable light in the apocryphal Gospel of Peter where the Jews take all the blame for Jesus' death.
In the later Acts of Pilate, he is both cleared of responsibility for the Crucifixion and is said to have converted to Christianity.
In the drama of the Passion, Pilate is a ditherer who drifts towards pardoning Jesus, then drifts away again. He tries to pass the buck several times, makes the decision to save Jesus, then capitulates.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Robert Runcie once wrote, "It would have been better for the moral health of Christianity if the blame had stayed with Pilate."
In a poignant moment in the course of the trial, Pontius Pilate responds to an assertion by Jesus by asking "What is truth?"
The truth about Pilate is difficult to ascertain since records are few. Legends say he was a Spaniard or a German, but most likely he was a natural-born Roman citizen from central Italy.
But the fact that he was definitely the Procurator of Judea from 26 to 36 AD helps to establish Jesus as a real person and fixes him in time.
The official residence of the procurators was the palace of Herod at Caesarea, a mainly non-Jewish city where a force of some 3,000 Roman soldiers were based.
These would come to Jerusalem during the time of feasts when there was a greater danger of disturbances. This would explain Pilate's presence in the city during the time of the Crucifixion.
Pilate is recorded by several contemporary historians; his name is inscribed on Roman coins and on a stone dug up in Caesarea in the 1960s with the words, PONTIUS PILATUS PRAEFECTUS PROVINCIAE JUDAEAE.
The governorship of Judea was only a second-rate posting, though having the Jewish religious capital, Jerusalem, on its patch would have increased its importance.
Pilate ruled in conjunction with the Jewish authorities and was under orders from Emperor Tiberius, to respect their culture. He was a soldier rather than a diplomat.
The Jews relied on the Romans to keep their own rebellious factions under control. But they appeared to hate Pilate.
One contemporary Jewish historian Philo, describes him as a violent thug, fond of executions without trial. Another, Josephus, records that, at the start of his term, Pilate provoked the Jews by ordering the imperial standards to be carried into Jerusalem.
But he backed off from an all-out confrontation. On the other hand, later, he helped himself to Jewish revenues to build an aqueduct.
When, according to Josephus, bands of resistance fighters, supported by crowds of ordinary people, sabotaged the project by getting in the way of Pilate's workmen, he sent in his soldiers. Hundreds were massacred.
Anne Wroe, author of a recent book Pilate: the Biography of an Invented Man, says that for some modern scholars, given this propensity for violence when the occasion warranted, the idea of Pilate as a waverer is nonsense.
A Roman governor, they point out, would not have wasted two minutes thinking about a shabby Jewish villain, one among many. Wroe's depiction of Pilate, however, suggests he was something of a pragmatist.
His first duty was to keep the peace in Judea and to keep the revenues flowing back to Rome. "Should I have jeopardised the peace for the sake of some Jew who may have been innocent?", she has Pilate asking. "Should I have defied a furious crowd, maybe butchered them, to save one life?"
Whatever the truth about the real Pontius Pilate, such dilemmas are what he has come to symbolise.
Anne Wroe makes the modern comparisons of Neville Chamberlain in 1938. Bill McSweeney, of the Irish School of Ecumenics suggests that "without the Pilates of Anglo-Irish politics, we might never have had the Good Friday Agreement".
Tony Blair has said of Pilate: "It is possible to view Pilate as the archetypal politician, caught on the horns of a dilemma."
Even if, in reality, the Jesus affair was nothing but a small side-show in the career of Pontius Pilate, it had monumental repercussions for his image.
His inclusion in the Christian creeds, in the words of Robert Runcie, "binds the eternal realms to the stumbling, messy chronology of earthly time and place".
BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1273594.stm

The Ethiopian Church recognized Pilate as a saint in the sixth century, based on the account in the Acts of Pilate

Although historians can pinpoint the exact date of death of many distinguished historical figures, the date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ remains a matter of scholarly debate. Christ’s birth is most often dated between 7-5 BC (some scholars have suggested, however, His birth was as early as 20 BC). Christ’s Death and Resurrection is dated between 29-36 AD.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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Ionia, Priene. AR Drachm. Facing Bust of Athena60 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
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Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #160 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 877, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KA•Γ•, Emperor riding right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front. (G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding right, spearing enemy, shield beneth the horse.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, no exergual line, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,66g, axes:5h,
mint: Serdica 4ht emission, date: 277 A.D.,(80-81 A.D.), ref: RIC-V-II-877, p-113,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-A, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #160 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 905, Cyzicus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-A, T//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right, seen from back. (A)
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: T//XXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,87g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 905, p-117,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 706, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-F, -/S//XXI, Pax standing left, #260 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 706, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-F, -/S//XXI, Pax standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- PAX-AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/S//XXI, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, 7th. emission, 2nd off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-706, Alfoldi-41-No-18,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 706, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIS, Pax standing left,60 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 706, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIS, Pax standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- PAX-AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//XXIS, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,96g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, 4th. emission, 2nd off., date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-706, Alfoldi-41-No-24,
Q-001
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L. Procilius, Crawford 379/260 viewsL. Procilius, gens Procilia
AR - Denarius Serratus, 21mm, 4.14g
Rome, 80 BC
obv. Head of Juno Sospita, wearing goat skin, r.
S.C behind
rev. Juno Sospita, wearing shield and spear, in galloping biga r., beneath snake
in ex. L.PROCILI.F
Crawford 379/2; Sydenham 772; Procilia 2
about VF

L. Procilius generally is identified as the senator who was condemned because of its bad administration. Furthermore it is suggested that he is the historian Procilius. Else nothing is known about the gens Procilia. She seems to be from Lavinium as suggested by her motives.
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Ptolemy XII Auletes AR Tetradrachm, 72 BC60 viewsOBV: Diademed head right in aegis
REV: Eagle standing left on Thunderbolt; PTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS, [Pi A] in right field; Dated L.Theta (Year 9)

This coin was minted in the ninth year of Ptolemy XII Auletes. Svoronos originally ascribed this coin type to year 9 of Cleopatra VII (43 BC) but was reattributed by Regling to her father. This re-attribution is generally accepted. The coin is of relatively low-grade silver (ca 30%) and flat-struck on the obverse.
Svoronos 1856, Ref. Svoronos on-line
wt 13.8 gm
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60 viewsTanit
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 481 var.60 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II 481 var (Not listed in RIC with this bust and legend combination)

Additional comments coutesy of Curtis Clay:-

“A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt.
BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck.
Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!
Obviously quite a scarce item, and an attractive specimen!”
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039 - Trajan Denarius - RIC 05860 viewsObv:– IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing left holding patera and palm
Reference RIC 58
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045 - Sabina denarius - RIC 39560 viewsObv:– SABINA AVGVSTA, Diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down neck
Rev:– IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left with patera & scepter
Mint – Rome
Reference RIC 395
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 49460 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROFECTIO AVG, Septimius Severus in military dress on horseback right, holding spear
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 197
References:– RIC 494 (Scarce), RSC 580
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47060 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VI-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 195 - 196
References:– BMC W438, RIC 470 (Scarce), RSC 165
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066 - Caracalla Antoninianus - RIC 313 var (unlisted, probably in error)60 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen half from the back
Rev:– VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and spear, shield at side
Minted in Rome circa A.D. 215
Reference:– RIC 311 var (Unlisted in RIC with Cuirassed bust, probably in error)
A nice example of one of the earliest of the Ants. produced by Caracalla.
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 068 (base metal)60 viewsObv:– IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P COS II, Geta on horseback left, galloping over fallen foe
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071 - Elagabalus Antoninianus - RIC 001 (2f)60 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P COS P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory and sceptre; by her side, shield
References:– VM 9, RIC 1 (2f) (Common), RCV02 7493, RSC 125

What would have been a wonderful coin is spoiled by the unfortunate double strike evident on the obverse around the nose and mouth.
maridvnvm
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121 - Tetricus II Ant. - RIC 27060 viewsObv:– C PIV ES(V TETRICV)S CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– (SPES) PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt
Reference:– Cohen 87. RIC 270
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 435 var (Ticinum) (QXXT) 60 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 624 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIV)60 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left right hand raised, left holding scepter (without captive)
Minted in Siscia (XXIV in exe) Emission 5 Officina 5. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 624 Bust type H. Alföldi type 5, n° 96
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 922 - Bust Type C (Antioch) (E / XXI)60 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre
Minted in Antioch (E in centre field, XXI in exe) Emission 2 Officina 5. A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 922 Bust Type C
maridvnvm
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33060 viewsAnon, time of Constantine I, c.330 AD
AR third siliqua
Helmeted bust of Roma right
P
Constantinople mint?
Cohen 3

This series is interesting and comprises of several issues of both fractional silver and bronze dating between the 4th and 6th centuries AD (according to Bendall, RN 2002, pp 139-59).

This piece (type 2a) belongs to his early series from c.330 AD. Although no mintmarks are present it is believed the coin was struck in Constantinople due to the provenance of most of the recorded specimens and was probably issued around the time of the dedication of the "new Rome" in the east.
mauseus
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Rome 28460 viewsQuinarius
PROBVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Emperor on horseback right, galloping down captive
Rome, -/-//-
RIC 284

Unfortunately a very poorly preserved specimen.
1 commentsmauseus
romI14.jpg
BYZANTINE, Romanus I, Sear 1760.60 viewsRomanus I Lacapenus (920-944, co-ruler of Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus 913-959)
Follis, Constantinople.
1 commentsW. Kutschenko
Salonina-Billon-Ant_SALONINA-AVG_PVDICITIA_VI_RIC-25_Gobl-0376dd_Rome_Q-001_0h_19-22mm_3,02g-s.jpg
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Anto ninianus, RIC V-I 025, Rome, PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left,60 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,
Q-001
quadrans
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Salonina60 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
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Sear 1823 (with Mardin c/m 1)60 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class B Follis, weight 8.3g, diameter 33 x 27cm., overstruck on a class A2/3 anonymous follis. Mint of Constantinople. Mardin type 1 countermark (the word Atabeg, a hereditary title of nobility) on the reverse, attributed to the Zengid lords of Mosul.

Abu Galyon
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Arsaces II60 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Athena, AE1860 viewsAE18, 2.75g
obv: AV KAICE - CEVNROC, laureate head right
rev: NIKOPOLI - PROC IC, Athena with Spear and shield left
ex Sayles & Lavender
areich
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Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. 60 viewsĆ20. Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211), laureate head to r., bare bust. Legend mostly illegible. Rev., Dionysus to l., holding cantharus and thyrsus. ΦI - [A?]Λ - EΩN. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. (CNG notes: "unpublished in the standard references."). Ex. Collegium Josephinum Bonn, 2-14-2010.

Possibly same obverse die as CNG 81, Lot 2910: http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=141929
Mark Fox
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62 - 12 - MAXIMINO I (235-238 D.C.)60 viewsĆ Sestercio (30,10 mm - 20,30 g)

Anv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Busto laureado con coraza y paludamentum (capote militar) a derecha, visto por detrás
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI, S-C - Pax estante a izq. levantando su mano der., portando rama de olivo en mano der. y cetro oblícuo en izq.

Acuńada: 3ra. Emisión 236/7 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: Comun

Referencias: RIC IVb #81 - BMCRE V #148/52
mdelvalle
Sestercio_Valeriano_VIRTVS_AVGG_RIC_182.jpg
80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)60 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322
mdelvalle
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AUSTRIA - Sigismund Francis60 viewsAUSTRIA - Upper Austria - Sigismund Francis (1662-1665) AR 3 Kreuzer, 1663. Hall mint. Ref.: KM #1209.dpaul7
Silver_Duck_b.jpg
Silver duck60 viewsOrnamental part of a silver fibula3 commentsTibsi
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Siscia 50 horseman on shield60 viewsA.D. 318
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuir., spear across r. shoulder, shield inscribed with horseman leaping over fallen enemy
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA POPULI ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar.
BSIS* RIC VII Siscia 50 r2

horseman on shield

My Constantine Website

2 commentsVictor
South_Africa2.jpg
South Africa60 viewsKm67.2 - 5 cents - 1965
Km84 - 5 Cents - 1983
Km134 - 5 Cents - 1994
Km68.1 - 10 cents - 1965
Km85 - 10 cents - 1989
Km161 - 10 Cents - 1996 (English Legend)
Km69.1 - 20 Cents - 1965
Km86 - 20 Cents - 1975
Km136 - 20 Cents - 1995
Daniel Friedman
Star of Bethlehem.JPG
Star of Bethlehem60 viewsSize: AE 20mm
Obverse: Zeus
Reverse: Ram w/Star
Date: 12-14 AD
Reference: RPC I 4269
1 commentsJohn K
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Julia Domna, Stobi60 viewsAVGVST-IVLIA
draped bust right

MVNI-S-TOBE
Victory in long chiton turned right holding wreath in raised right hand and palm branch in left

Ae 23mm; 6.9g
V66, R unlisted
3 commentsarizonarobin
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE - SULEIMAN II 60 viewsOTTOMAN EMPIRE - SULEIMAN II (1687-1691) Cu Mangir, 1687, Constantinople mint. Reference: KM#87.2.dpaul7
T-3605_Tacitus_AE-Antoninianus_IMP-C-M-CLA-TACITVS-AVG-(D1)_AEQVITAS-AVG-(Aeqv-1)_P_RIC-181_T-3605_iss-1_off-1_Siscia-275-AD_Q-001_6h_22-23,2mm_3,51g-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3605, RIC V-I 181, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/-//P, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #160 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3605, RIC V-I 181, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, -/-//P, Bust-D1, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-CLA-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers: AEQVITAS-AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Aeqv-1).
exerg: -/-//P, diameter: 22-23,2mm, weight: 3,51g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, off-1., iss-1., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-181, T-(Estiot)-3605, C-,
Q-001
quadrans
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Titus RIC 4160 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 41 (R2), BMC p. 227 note, RSC 287a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch
VF
Acquired from CGB, August 2012.

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

All the coins from this series are a bit rarer than other series minted by Titus, and those with left facing portraits are even scarcer! A good coin in decent metal and style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vetranio (A.D. 350)60 viewsAE Centenionalis, A.D. 350, Siscia, 25.0mm, 5.27g, 180°, RIC VIII 281; scarce.
Obv: D N VETRANIO P F AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM. Vetranio standing, facing left, holding labrum in each hand; star and A in field; ASIS* in ex.
1 commentsJoseph D5
tessera_2.JPG
60 viewsROME
Ć Tessera (12mm, 0.52g)
Crescent and stars series
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Three stars over crescent
Hristova & Jekov, Nikopolis 8.(?)0.48.1; vAuctions 270, lot 367
Ardatirion
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Thasos stater60 viewsca. 500 BC
22 mm, 9.52 g
obv: satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph
rev: quadripartite incuse
2 commentsareich
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II AE4 402-450 Constantinople (CON)60 viewsObv: ...SPFAV...
Rev: VT XXX V
RIC X 457
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123760 viewsObv: St. Theodore
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius with Sword Between Them, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2182
Laetvs
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Thessalian League: AR Stater, 196 - 146 bc60 views22 mm 6.69 gm

Obv. Head. of Zeus right, crowned with oak wreath

Rev. Athena Itonia, right.

Theta epsilon Sigma Sigma Alpha Lambda Omega Nu in left and right fields

Theta Rho Alpha Sigma Upsilon Lambda Omicron Sigma above

Monogram far right
Sear G2232v: BMC 7, 9
4 commentsCGPCGP
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Kingdom of Bahmani. Gulbarga Sultanate60 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
oneill6217
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Tiberius 14-37 AD.60 viewsObverse- TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Reverse- PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical sceptre; ornate legs to chair.
Lugdunum mint, 18mm, 3.5g.
b70
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Q. Titius - denarius60 viewsQ. Titius. 90 BC. AR Denarius, 4.04 g; obv. bearded head of Mutinus Titinus right, wearing winged diadem; rev. Pegasus springing right on linear frame tablet inscribed Q • TITI. Crawford 341/1; Syd. 691.2 commentsBartosz A
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Titus RIC 2260 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.
VF
Acquired from York Coins, January 2005.

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

A solid coin with a lovely portrait.
1 commentsVespasian70
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Titus as Caesar RIC V51860 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V518 (R2), BMC - .RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera
aVF
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

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

A decent coin in good metal featuring an excellent early portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus As Fides Publica60 viewsObv.
T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP IIII PON TR POT III COS II
Laureate head right

Rev.
FIDES PVBLICA
SC
Clasped hands holding caduecus and two wheat stalks
1 commentsancientdave
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Titus RIC-10360 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.)
VF
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

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

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

2 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus, denarius.60 viewsTitus, denarius.
RIC 115, RSC 303.
Rome Mint, A.D. 80.
3.3 gr.
Obv. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, right.
Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Elephant walking left.

The elephant on this issue represents one of the numerous species displayed in the newly constructed Flavian Amphitheater, or Colosseum. During the opening ceremonies a great number of animals, including elephants, were both exhibited and slaughtered.
4 commentsMarsman
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Countermarked Troas! :)60 viewsTroas -- AE18. 2nd-1st Century BC. Facing bust of Apollos 3/4 to left, countermarks of mouse and bust of Apollo/Lyre, countermark of horse's head. cf. SNG Cop. 88 (no mouse, head 3/4 to r.). ex: Mabbott Collection Hans Schulman sale, 6/691 commentsfeatherz
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Lauer AE Token, rechenpfenning early/middle 1800s.Token60 viewsLauer AE Token, rechenpfenning early/middle 1800s.Token. , IOH:LAUER`RECN`PF-Five stars with a crescent moon above.PLUS ULTRA-Ship with 4 masts , Neurenberg mint, RARE !

JOHAN JACOB LAUER made token and toy money until the 1860s!!!
oneill6217
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Trajan denarius60 viewsObverse with aegis and heroic bust1 commentsmarandnumiz
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RIC 20360 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.
19 mm, 3.42 g

ex Triton XIII
6 commentsklausklage
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MARTEM PROGNATOREM60 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
Rev.: ...PROGNATOREM (instead of ...PROPVGNATOREM)
cca. 5-6 examples known only
extremely rare
1 commentstibsi67
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bronze suessions au cheval et au annelet60 views1 commentsicos
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Animation !!!, 013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, Different type of possibile "sigla" variation60 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, Different type of possibile "sigla" variation
U-049_C-083_H-097_sigla-variation (lot of dot or dots the different place on the same catalog No coins)
Q-001
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Ulaszlo-I__(1440-1444_AD)_AR-Denar_U-469_c_C2-149A_H-598_m_WLADIS-LAI_REGIS_Err-coin_Q-001_10h_13-15mm_0,51g-s.jpg
034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!, #02 60 views034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!, #02
avers: +m•WLADIS-LAI•REGIS, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side; border of dots.
revers: Cross amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Hungarian stripes, Polish eagle, Lithuanian knight); border of dots.
diameter: 13-15mm, weight: 0,51g, axis:10h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-n* (Pohl), date:1440-1441 A.D., ref: Unger-469.c, CNH-2-149A, Huszar-598,
Q-002
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Constantine I Unlisted Officina60 viewsAE 16 mm 2.6 grams
OBV :: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG. rosette-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV :: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. 2 soldiers standing with shields and spears on ground, 2 standards between them
EX :: SMANTA ( Antioch )
RIC VII Antioch 85
RIC rated the Beta and Gamma officina's are rated R4 and R5 respectively . this is an unlisted officina rated R5. Coin has been reviewed and confirmed as A officina by Dane from the Helvetica's RIC database, and is not in RIC, Wildwinds, coinarchives or coincatalog

from uncleaned lot 110/2007
Johnny
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Unpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India60 viewsUnpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India
Imitative Persian inscription (corrupt "Alamgir" retrograde?) / Curcular bump. Struck at an uncertain location. 5mm, 0.35 grams. Herrli -; KM -.
Made out of relatively debased gold. Very unusual type, only recently disovered. Very thick (that is why the reverse looks fuzzy - it is hard to scan rounded 3D objects on the scanner) and much nicer than the scan.
Antonio Protti
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SMHε - 3 Dots60 viewsAE3 Follis, 3.10 g, 18 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

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

Reverse: Anepigraphic
She-wolf to left suckling Romulus and Remus, 3 vertical dots between 2 stars above

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 129
1 commentsdrjbca
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA AE3 ISSUE of Cyzicus. Struck A.D.331 under Constantine I.60 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and plumed bust of Roma facing left.
Reverse: No legend. She-wolf standing facing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; above, two stars; in exergue, SMKΔ.
RIC VII : 91.
VERY RARE
*Alex
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Vespasian RIC II 085060 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 76 A.D. (2.91g. 17.9mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. REV: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar and scepter. RIC II 850 (R2). RSC 223.

A worn reverse, but I got this coin for the left facing head on the obverse, with the left facing coins being more scarce that the typical right facing coins.
2 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian - [RIC 1060, RSC 556]60 viewsSilver Denarius, 3.18g, 18.5mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 79 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left

Rev. - TR POT X COS VIIII, Capricorn facing left, globe below
___________

Purchased from eBay

Sold 25Apr2015 to Lucas Harsh Collection
3 commentsrenegade3220
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Vespasian(us)60 viewsVespasian, denarius.
RIC 970, RSC 54a.
Rome Mint, 78-79 AD.
Obv. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, head of Vespasian, laureate, left.
Rev. CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left holding corn-ears and long torch or sceptre.

The reverse shows Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. The Romans weren't concerned with making Ceres look glamorous. Their interest was in the goods, and she is holding (out of proportion) corn-ears and also a poppy seed head.

My first 'bust left' type from this emperor. This variant is not as common as the 'bust right' type.
Marsman
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Vespasian Countermark on Marc Antony Legionary Denarius60 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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Vitellius, RIC 42, As of AD 6960 viewsĆ as (9.5g, Ř28mm, 12h), Tarraco mint, struck AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head of Vitellius facing left, globe at tip of bust.
Rev.: FIDES /EXERCITVVM (in two lines in field above and below) two clasped hands; S C below.
RIC 42; BMC 103; Cohen 34
Charles S
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Vitellius60 viewsVitellius, AR denarius, 3,29 g. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right / XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod, raven below, dolphin above. RSC 111, BMC 39.
Ex UBS Ancient Coins Auction 59
3 commentsIlya_VK
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Taras, Calabria60 views302-228 BC
AR 3/8 Obol (6mm, 0.16g)
O: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
R: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
Vlasto 1758; McGill II, 216; HN Italy 1077; Sear 361v
Scarce
ex Roma Numismatics
2 commentsEnodia
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VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Trier 60 viewsConstantine the Great
18 mm 2.8 gm
circa A.D. November 312 - May 313
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince]
two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR
[VOTA POPULI ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar.
in exergue PTR

This billon (roughly 25% percent silver) coin was the first appearance of VLPP type. Circa 313 A.D., Trier struck this coin along with two other billon types of the same denomination. One type was issued for Licinius (IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG- Jupiter riding an eagle) and one for Maximinus II (SOLI INVICTO COMITI- Sol in facing quadriga). These coins, or Festmünzen, may have been issued in conjuction to celebrate the short-lived reconciliation of the three Augusti following the defeat of Maxentius in 312.

This coin type should be listed in RIC VI after Trier 826

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084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 205, Rome, FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, #160 views084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 205, Milan, FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-C-VIB-VOLVSIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
revers:- FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, caduceus and cornucopia.
exe: , diameter: 21-22 mm, weight: 3,78 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Milan, date:251-253 A.D., ref:RIC-IV-III-205, p-,
Q-001
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Vrbs Roma - Alexandria60 viewsSMALB
Ric VII Alexandria 63 r1
d=17 mm - p=2,45g
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Constantinople CONSS60 viewsConstantine had altogether more ambitious plans. Having restored the unity of the empire, now overseeing the progress of major governmental reforms and sponsoring the consolidation of the Christian church, Constantine was well aware that Rome had become an unsatisfactory capital for several reasons. Located in central Italy, Rome lay too far from the eastern imperial frontiers, and hence also from the legions and the Imperial courts. Moreover, Rome offered an undesirable playground for disaffected politicians; it also suffered regularly from flooding and from malaria.

It seemed impossible to many that the capital could be moved. Nevertheless, Constantine identified the site of Byzantium as the correct place: a city where an emperor could sit, readily defended, with easy access to the Danube or the Euphrates frontiers, his court supplied from the rich gardens and sophisticated workshops of Roman Asia, his treasuries filled by the wealthiest provinces of the empire.

Constantine laid out the expanded city, dividing it into 14 regions, and ornamenting it with great public works worthy of a great imperial city. Yet initially Constantinople did not have all the dignities of Rome, possessing a proconsul, rather than a prefect of the city. Furthermore, it had no praetors, tribunes or quaestors. Although Constantinople did have senators, they held the title clarus, not clarissimus, like those of Rome. Constantinople also lacked the panoply of other administrative offices regulating the food supply, police, statues, temples, sewers, aqueducts or other public works. The new program of building was carried out in great haste: columns, marbles, doors and tiles were taken wholesale from the temples of the empire and moved to the new city. Similarly, many of the greatest works of Greek and Roman art were soon to be seen in its squares and streets. The emperor stimulated private building by promising householders gifts of land from the imperial estates in Asiana and Pontica, and on 18 May 332 he announced that, as in Rome, free distributions of food would be made to citizens. At the time the amount is said to have been 80,000 rations a day, doled out from 117 distribution points around the city.

Constantinople was a Greek Orthodox Christian city, lying in the most Christianised part of the Empire. Justinian ordered the pagan temples of Byzantium to be deconstructed, and erected the splendid Church of the Holy Wisdom, Sancta Sophia (also known as Hagia Sophia in Greek), as the centrepiece of his Christian capital. He oversaw also the building of the Church of the Holy Apostles, and that of Hagia Irene.

Constantine laid out anew the square at the middle of old Byzantium, naming it the Augusteum. Sancta Sophia lay on the north side of the Augusteum. The new senate-house (or Curia) was housed in a basilica on the east side. On the south side of the great square was erected the Great Palace of the emperor with its imposing entrance, the Chalke, and its ceremonial suite known as the Palace of Daphne. Located immediately nearby was the vast Hippodrome for chariot-races, seating over 80,000 spectators, and the Baths of Zeuxippus (both originally built in the time of Septimius Severus). At the entrance at the western end of the Augusteum was the Milion, a vaulted monument from which distances were measured across the Eastern Empire.

From the Augusteum a great street, the Mese, led, lined with colonnades. As it descended the First Hill of the city and climbed the Second Hill, it passed on the left the Praetorium or law-court. Then it passed through the oval Forum of Constantine where there was a second senate-house, then on and through the Forum of Taurus and then the Forum of Bous, and finally up the Sixth Hill and through to the Golden Gate on the Propontis. The Mese would be seven Roman miles long to the Golden Gate of the Walls of Theodosius.

Constantine erected a high column in the middle of the Forum, on the Second Hill, with a statue of himself at the top, crowned with a halo of seven rays and looking towards the rising sun.

RIC VII Constantinople 61 C1
ecoli
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Sicilian Norman60 viewsSicilian Norman coin of around 1105-1154 AD- 13 mm
Obverse: a lions scalp
Reverse: palm tree
1 commentsTanit
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Jewish War, 66-70 AD, bronze 1/8 shekel 60 viewsBronze eighth denomination, 19 mm, 5.08 g, 69 - 70 A.D.
O: "To the redemption of Zion" in Hebrew, Omer cup with a pearled rim;
R: "Year four" in Hebrew, Lulav (myrtle, palm and willow branches tied together) flanked by an etrog (citron - small lemon like fruit) on both sides - Hendin 1369

During the fourth year of the Jewish War, the Romans had besieged the Jews in Jerusalem. There was a shortage of materials, and so, for the first time fractions of the shekel were minted in bronze. These are among the earliest examples of "siege money." Intended to pass as the equivalent in silver, they would have been redeemed for their face value at the end of a successful rebellion.

These siege pieces recall a time of despair and desperation in Jerusalem. Surrounded by Roman Legions under General Titus, intense starvation ravaged the city. Inhabitants were reduced to eating pieces of leather, belts and shoes. Josephus says that mothers even roasted and ate their own children. Simply having the appearance of good health implied a person was hiding food and would be reason enough to be murdered.
3 commentsNemonater
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Vespasian-RIC-145760 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus mint, 74 AD
RIC 1457 (C), BMC 475, RSC 277, RPC 853 (10 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., star
aVF
Acquired from Beast Coins, March 2011.

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

Wonderful Ephesus style portrait on the obverse.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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59 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS. Civil War. Wooster, Ohio. J.R. Bowman.
CU Token (19mm, 3.57 g, 2 h)
Dated 1863
Head of Liberty left, wearing feathered headdress inscribed LIBERTY, within circle of thirteen stars, 1863 below
J. R. BOWMAN/ DEALER/ IN/ WATCHES/ CLOCKS/ &/ JEWELRY/ WEST LIBERTY ST./ WOOSTER, O., clock hands in background
Rulau CWT 975B-3a
1 commentsArdatirion
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L. Scribonius Libo, Denarius59 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
BON EVENT LIBO, head of Bonus Eventus right
PVTEAL SCRIBON, the puteal scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer
3.95 gr
Ref : RCV # 367, RSC, Scribonia # 8a
Potator II
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Philadelphia, Lydia59 views159-133 B.C.
Bronze Ć16
4.84 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield
Rev.: ΦIΛAΔEΛ/ΦEΩN above and below thunderbolt, monogram above, all within olive wreath
BMC Lydia, p.187, 1, 2; Sear 4723; cf SNG Von Aulock 3060.

Another view
2 commentsJaimelai
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0064 - Denarius Septimius Severus 193 AC59 viewsObv/IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I, laureate headof Septimius r.
Rev/LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing front draped, head to r., holding abacus and cornucopiae.

Ag, 19.6mm, 2.82g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC -- - BMCRE -- (p.89)
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 161
1 commentsdafnis
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Constitution - 12 deniers 1791 A59 viewsAtelier de Paris (A)
LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS, buste drapé a gauche, A sous le buste
LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI rose 1791 . 3 . DELALIB . faisceau surmonté d'un bonnet phrygien entre deux branches de chęne
11.82 gr
Ref : Ciani # 2253
We now have a King being on the same level as his subjects and the Law. He his king of the french instead of being king of France
03-140
1 commentsPotator II
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC59 viewsTetradrachm , 22mm, 16.85g

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

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG, 262, Lot 95
2 commentsrobertpe
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THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, Struck circa 301/0-300/299 BC59 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
robertpe
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Caracalla, Tetradrachm59 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
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OTHO59 viewsAR denarius. 69 A.D (3.42 gm). Bare head right with wig. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P / Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre.SECVRITAS P R. RIC I 10; BMCRE 19; BN 7; RSC 15.
Triton VII. Lot 881.
CNG photograph.
2 commentsbenito
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Diadumenian, Denarius59 viewsRome mint, AD 217-218
M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding a flower and her dress
3,23 gr, 21 mm
Ref : Cohen # 21, RIC # 117
1 commentsPotator II
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Didius Julianus AR Denarius59 viewsRIC IVa 3, RSC 15, BMC 7
2.81 g, 17 mm x 18 mm
IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG, laureate draped & cuirassed right
RECTOR ORBIS, Didius standing left, holding globe & roll
R3
2 commentsMark Z2
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Caracalla Orichalcum Sestertius59 viewsRIC 490a var (consular year); Cohen 198 var (same)., C198, BMCRE V 235
24.18 g, 30 mm
M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, head, laureate, r.
P M TR P XV COS III P P, S-C across fields, Mars standing l., holding Victory in r. hand and resting l. hand on shield, spear against l. arm; at feet, l., captive seated
RIC 490a var (consular year); Cohen 198 var (same). (RIC lists only COS IIII for this reverse and obverse.)
Scarce
EX: FORVM
2 commentsMark Z2
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Gordian III, Antoninianus - 004059 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right
AEQUITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
4,78 gr
Potator II
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,59 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head, right.
revers:- TR-POT-XXII-IMP-V-COS III, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields,
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:168 A.D., ref: RIC-III-959, p-290, Cohen 819,
Q-001
quadrans
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,59 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,
avers:- M-COMMODVS-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-VII-IMP-IIII-COS-III-P-P, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h ,
mint: Rome, date: 181-82 A.D., ref: RIC-III-025, p-369, C-821,824,
Q-001
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Gallienus Antoninianus59 viewsGöbl MIR 1634i, SRCV 10290 var (various mintmarks), RIC V 651 var (same) Antioch, AHG 407 (this coin); 265 A.D.
3.531g, 21.8mm, 180o
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right, helmeted, spear in right, resting left hand on shield set on ground
Notes: From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus.
Not recorded in RIC without either a branch or SPQR in exergue.
MIR records only 2 examples of this variety
Rare
Ex: Malloy Antiquities, FORVM
3 commentsMark Z
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Aurelian, Middle bronze59 viewsMinted in Rome AD 274
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, seen from front
CONCORDIA AVG, Aurelian and Severina facing each other and shaking hands, Sol between them
7,85 gr
12/10/13 - 0080
Potator II
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Florianus, Antoninianus59 viewsLyon mint, 3rd emission, 1st officina
IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from front (A)
TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing raight, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopia in left hand. I at exergue (1st officina)
4.1 gr
Ref : RCV # 11874v., Bastien # 146 pl. XVI, RIC # 12, C # 89, La Venčra hoard # II.2/2632
5 commentsPotator II
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,59 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,
avers:- , IMP-M-AYR-ANTONINY, Laureate head of the younger Caracalla right, cuirassed.
revers:- MVNIC-STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994,
Q-001
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.08.13, AE-17, Bunch of grapes,59 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.18.08.13, AE-17, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- MAP-AV-KAI-ANTΩNINO, Bareheaded-bust-r.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛIT-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 2,11g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ-8.18.06.13, p-187
Q-001
quadrans
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Maximianus, Follis59 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
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Kallatis, Varbanov 358 (but smaller), AE-19, Cybele riding on lion right,59 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Kallatis, Varbanov 358 (but smaller), AE-19, Cybele riding on lion right,
avers:- M-ANT-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-N, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian-III right.
revers:- KAΛΛ-ATIA_NΩΝ (ΝΩ ligate), Cybele holding sceptre, riding on back of lion walking right.
exe: -/-//NΩΝ, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 4,39g, axis:1h,
mint: Thrace, Kallatis, date: 238-244 A.D., ref: Varbanov 358 (but smaller), Pick 347,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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ancient roman bronze horsetail vessel attachment59 viewsancient roman bronze horsetail vessel attachment, c. 1st century AD.

this piece would probably be attached to a vessel or jug with an equestrian scene on it. it is very detailed and flat on the back, with some very thin patches where some of the bronze is missing. an interesting piece!
ancientcoins
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 127, Rome, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #159 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 127, Rome, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #1
avers:- M-OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno ( the consort of Jupiter) veiled, standing left,, holding patera and scepter.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:21,5-23,5mm, weight:g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:246-248A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-127, p-, C-,
Q-001
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Severus II as Caesar Follis59 viewsRIC VI 660 Trier
26 mm x 28 mm, 10.51 gm
F L VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES, laureate & cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI S-F, Genius standing left, tower on head & holding patera & cornucopiae,
PTR in ex.
Same dies as Roma Numis. Auction III (03-31-12), Lot 544
(Thanks to Dane/Helvetica for a correction in the description!)
Scarce
1 commentsMark Z
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Domitian, AD 81-9659 viewsAR denarius, 19 mm (3.21 gm).

CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation / COS IIII, eagle standing facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. Ephesus (?) mint, struck AD 76, as Caesar.

RIC II.1, 1492 (R); BMCRE II, 487; RSC II, 045c var. (no annulet noted); RPC II, 1466.
3 commentssocalcoins
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Alexander Jannaeus59 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan) (103 - 76 BC)
AE Lepton
Hendin 471

Obverse: Anchor within circle. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY
Reverse: Wheel with eight ray-like spokes. מלכא אלכסנדרוס שנת כה
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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County of Tripoli, Raymond II (1137-1152), Early Period (c.1137-1147), Ć Pougeoise59 viewsCounty of Tripoli, Raymond II (1137-1152), Early Period (c.1137-1147), Ć Pougeoise, Tripoli mint , [RAIMVNDI COMITIS], small cross pattee, annulet in each angle, rev., [+MONETA TRIPOLIS], large cross potent, a pellet in two quarters, trefoil of pellets in others, CCS 3 1 commentsVladislavs D
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Aelia Flaccilla59 viewsAE4, 378-383 AD, Constantinople mint.
Obv-AEL FLACCILLA AVG, Diademmed , draped bust right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated inscribing shield with Chi-Rho.
CONE in exergue
13mm.
RIC 61 , C
3 commentsjdholds
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Trajan Denarius - Aequitas (RIC II 118)59 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 103-111 AD
3.13g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R) with drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: AEQUITAS standing (L) folding Scales and Cornucopia.

SPQR OPTIMO PRINC

RIC II 118 RSC 85
Kained but Able
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Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D)59 viewsAR Denarius
O: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, Laureate head right.
R:RESTITVTOR VRBIS (Restoration of the City), Severus in military attire, spear in left, sacrificing over a tripod altar with right.
Rome mint, 201 A.D.
3.3g
18mm
RIC 167a, RSC 599, BMCRE 202
2 commentsMat
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661. Julia Domna denarius59 viewsRome Mint, 210 Ad
20 mm, VF
IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, floormat on head
VENVS VICTRIX, half naked Venus, holding helmet and palm, leaning on column, shield at feet
Zam
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Carradice Type III AR Siglos - Artaxerxes I - Darius III59 viewsPERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Time of Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 420-375 B.C.
AR Siglos (16mm, 5.56 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding spear in his right and bow in his left bow / Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb; S 4682. Struck on a good metal. Very large die. Choice pleasing VF.

Provenance: Ephesus Coins
Caffaro
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Trajan Denarius - Trajan and Nerva (RIC 28)59 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 98-99 AD
3.16g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)
IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M

Rev: Trajan, togate, standing (L), receiving globe from Nerva (R)
R P COS II P P, PROVID below.

Rare
No examples in Reka Devnia Hoard

RIC 28 RSC 319a


After the revolt of the Praetorians in October 97 AD, Nerva was in need of a popular, youthful and vigourous heir. Stationed on the German frontier, Trajan soon received a handwritten note from Nerva, informing him of his adoption. Trajan was highly respected within the army and his adoption was the best possible remedy against the resentment much of the army felt against Nerva. But Trajan didn't come speeding back to Rome in order to help restore Nerva's authority. Rather than going to Rome he summoned the leaders of the earlier mutiny by the praetorians to Upper Germany. Instead of receiving a promised promotion, they were executed on arrival. Such ruthless actions made it quite clear that with Trajan as part of it, Rome's government was not to be messed with.

Nerva died on 28 January AD 98. His successor's eventual entry at Rome in AD 99 was a triumph. Jubilant crowds rejoiced at his arrival. The new emperor entered the city on foot, he embraced each of the senators and even walked among the ordinary people. This was unlike any other Roman emperor and perhaps grants us a glimpse of Trajan's true greatness.

5 commentsKained but Able
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Antoninus Pius Sest59 viewsAE Sestertius , 143-144 AD
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COSIII, Laureate head right.
Rev: IMPERATOR II / SC, Victory walking left with trophy.
32mm , 20.6 grams
RIC 717, Van Meter 73/1
jdholds
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Nike and Prize crown (x 3)59 viewsCILICIA. Hieropolis-Castabala. Caracalla. Ć 31. Struck circa A.D. 200. Obv: AVTKAIMAPAVPH-ANTWNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) before and (2) behind bust. Rev: IEPOΠOΛEITW-NKACTABAΛEWN. Tyche standing l., holding rudder and cornucopia; 2 countermarks, (3) before face of Tyche, (4) behind Tyche. Ref: BMC 13; Sear GIC 2627. Weight: 14.50 g. CM(1): Nike advancing left, holding wreath, in oval punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 260 (23 pcs). The c/m may refer to Macrinus' "Victoria Parthica", there also being coins issued by Macrinus with his reverse type. CM(2): Prize crown between I and E or between torches (?), in circular punch, 5 mm. CM(3): Howgego 427 (or 427 var.). May have been applied at time of Macrinus, when smaller coins with prize-crown reverses were issued. CM(4): Prize crown between torches, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 427. Note: The 10 pieces noted by Howgego all have the countermark on the obv. Possibly same as CM (3)? Collection Automan.Automan
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German States. Prussia. Friedrich II 1740 - 1786. Silver thaler 1785-A.59 viewsGerman States. Prussia. Friedrich II 1740 - 1786. Silver thaler 1785-A. FRIDERICHUS BORUSSORUM REX, bust right / EIN REICHSTHALER, crowned eagle with wings open, flags right, mint-mark A divides date below.

KM 32
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German states. Friedrich Wilhelm III. 1797 - 1840. .2220 Silver groschen 1821 A & 1840 A.59 viewsGerman states. Friedrich Wilhelm III. 1797 - 1840. .2220 Silver groschen 1821 A & 1840 A. FRIEDR. WILH. III KOENIG V. PREUSSEN, head right / 30 EINEN THALER, 1 SILBER GROSCHEN, SCHEIDE MUNZE.

KM 410
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Republic of Cuba. nickle centavo 1916.59 viewsRepublic of Cuba. nickle centavo 1916. REPUBLICA DE CUBA, National arms within wreath, UN CENTAVO / PATRIA Y LIBERTAD, Roman denomination within circle of star, date below.

KM 9.1
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France. Aluminum-bronze 50-Centimes 1932.59 viewsFrance. Aluminum-bronze 50-Centimes 1932. REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, laureate head left / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, value and date between cornucopiae.

KM 894.1
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Tarsos, Cilicia59 viewsBronze AE 20, SNG Levante 966, VF, 6.218g, 20.9mm, 0o, obverse veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; reverse TARSEWN, Sandan standing right on winged and horned lion-like animal, carries bow and sword, right raised, monogram left

purchased 09/2007 forvm e-bay auctions
Johnny
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KAI and laureate head59 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima. Nero. Ć 23. A.D. 68 (year 14 of the reign of Nero). Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front; countermark on head (1). Rev: (KAIΣAPIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) or similar, LIΔ in field. Figure (Tyche?) standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure. Ref: RPC 6842; Sear GIC 629. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.49 g. CM(1): KAI in rectangular punch, 8 x 6 mm. Howgego 543 (18 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/68, before the city became colony under Vespasian, to validate coins of Nero. CM(2): Laureate head right, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 115 (12 pcs). Note: Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). In fact, Howgego notes that it may well be the case that all coins bearing countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right59 viewsSYRIA or SAMARIA (?). Uncertain mint. Titus or Domitian (?). Ć 23. 70s-80s A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark on head. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 10.78 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 133 ? (17 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Follis Licinius I59 viewsFollis de Licinius, Héraclée, 313/314 – RIC.6 (R3).
Avers: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG buste lauré ŕ droite.
Revers: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG Jupiter nu debout ŕ gauche tenant une victoire sur un globe et un sceptre long ; ŕ ses pieds ŕ gauche un aigle tient une couronne dans son bec, B dans le champ, SMHT ŕ l’exergue.
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Julia Domna, Macedonia Stobi #259 viewsAE 23, 196-211 AD
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bare draped bust right.
Rev: Victory left with wreath and palm.
23mm, 8.1gm
Moushmov 6548.
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Diadumenian , Nikopolis ad Istrum-159 viewsAE25 217-218 AD
Obv: KMOPEL ANTONIN DIADOVMENIANOC, Bare , draped bust right.
Rev:VP AGPIPPA NIKOPOLITON PPO / C IC TPON, Two captives seated , trophy between them, Nike to left inscribing trophy emperor to the right.
25mm, 10.2gm.
Moushmov 1355.
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zoo59 viewsNervousRex
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD59 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP IIII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP III COS II PP / S.C. (Victory advancing left bearing wreath & palm)
ref: RIC III 1614(M.Aurelius), C.237
12.18gms, 25mm

History: In 177, the Quadi rebelled, followed soon by their neighbours, the Marcomanni and Marcus Aurelius once again headed north, to begin his second Germanic campaign (secunda expeditio germanica). He arrived at Carnuntum in August 178, and set out to quell the rebellion in a repeat of his first campaign, moving first against the Marcomanni.
1 commentsberserker
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius59 viewsSilver denarius,3.38g, 19-22mm, Jan. - April 85 A.D., Carradice 85.1, RIC 56, BMC 72, RSC 362; Ex CNG
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laur. head right
P M TR POT IIII IMP VIII COS XI P P, Minerva 3
FORVM AUCTIONS
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Valentinian I, 25 February 364 - 17 November 375 A.D.59 viewsBronze AE 3, S 4102, VF, Siscia, 2.248g, 17.3mm, 0o, obverse D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor dragging captive with right, labarum (chi-rho standard) in left, symbols in fields, mintmark in ex;b70
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351-353 AD., Decentius, Arelate mint, Æ2, RIC 168.59 viewsDecentius, Arelate mint (Arles), officina 2, 351-353 AD.,
Ć2 (22-24 mm / 4,60 g),
Obv.: D N DECENTI - VS CAESAR , bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Decentius right, A behind bust .
Rev.: VICTORIAE D D N N AV[G ET CAE]S / F S AR , two Victories standing facing each other, together holding wreath containing VOT / V / MVL / X .
RIC VIII, 216, 168 .

my ancient coin database
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Constans59 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)
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5 Fen ban liang clay mould59 views5 Fen or 2 Zhu 4 Lei ban liang where casted during reign of Lu Zhi Hou (188-180 BC)

casting time: around 182 BC
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Grand bronze PtolĂ©mĂ©e IV59 views- Grand bronze, Ptolémée IV, Alexandrie, 244-203 avant J.-C (Bronze)
Avers : Tęte laurée de Zeus ŕ droite.
Revers : Aigle debout ŕ droite sur un foudre, les ailes déployées.
Roger D2
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Hadrian - Britannia59 viewsHadrian As
c. 119-121

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

RIC 577(b), R2 rarity

EX Robert O Ebert Collection, EX Hausman Collection, EX Stack's, Coin Galleries, 2/21/1990, lot 335.
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Nerva Denarius - Priestly Implements (RIC 24)59 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 97 AD
3.75g

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R)
IMP NERVA CAES AUG PM TRPOT

Rev: PRIESTLY IMPLEMENTS, Ladle, Sprinkler, Jug and Lituus;
COS III PATER PATRIAE

RIC II 24 RSC 48
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caracalla59 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
PONTIF TRP X COS II
mint : roma
207 AD
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AEOLIS, Boione59 viewsBoione, Aeolis. AE 11, 1.425g, ca 300 BC. Head of female left, wearing earring and necklace / BOIWNIT above bull standing right, IKWN (retrograde) below. Sear 4173; BMC 1-4.Molinari
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SALUS AUGUSTI - Emperor Gordian III - AD 24059 viewsGordian III AR Denarius. 240 AD.
obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake.

RIC 129a, RSC 325.

Comment: Last issue of the AR Denarius produced for mass circulation in the Roman Empire.
This was a special issue of six (RIC 115, 127, 129-131) struck marking the marriage of
Gordian III to Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
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Adaios; Apollo/ tripod59 viewsThracian Kingdom. Adaios. Ca. 275-225 B.C. Ć 26mm (10.76 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; to left, AE monogram above S. Peter p. 237; SNG BM 324-5 var. (upper monogram); SNG Stancomb 296 var. (same). VF, green and red patina. Ex Frank L. Kovacs (Vauctions)Podiceps
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37-41 AD - AGRIPPA memorial AE dupondius - struck under Caligula (by RIC)59 viewsobv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III (head left wearing rostral crown)(with Vespasian countermark)
rev: - / S.C. (Neptune holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left)
ref: RIC58(Gaius), BMC(Tib)161
10.51gms, 28mm
Rare with this cmk

The capricorn originally a sign related to Augustus, it became a symbol of Vespasian' reign also. This countermark often attributed to Vespasian during the civil war, mostly found on eastern provincial coins. A similiar countermark exists on regular roman coinage from Claudius, likely applied in the balkan region. The emblem beneath could be variously interpreted as a plough or a globe with ships rudder, or maybe instrument. This Agrippa coin with Vespasian cmk was found in the balkan region, too. Top of the picture is the original counterstamp-mint.
berserker
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Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais, Philip I, Kadman 20359 viewsPhilip I, AD 244-249
AE 29, 17.22g
obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. .CO - L - PT - OL. (?)
Hexastyle temple with base and trigonal roof; in the middle intercolumnare
under a round arch cult-statue of Tyche stg. l., wearing kalathos, with
cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder in r. hand; r. aside a narrow column with a
Nike crowning Tyche with a wreath; below the base the river-god Belos
leaning l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and reed in outstretched r. hand.
Ref.: Kadman 203
very rare, about VF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights

A very rare issue for Philip I from Akko-Ptolemais which is not be found in most of the great collections. Well centered and detailed, especially looking at the specimen depicted in Kadman.
Belos, today Naaman river.
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alexander the great, AE1959 views19mm, 6.93g1 commentsareich
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Egypt, Alexandria, Severus Alexander, Emmet 314659 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE - tetradrachm, 11.93g, 23x24mm
struck 234/35 (year 14)
obv. A KAI MAR AVR CEV - ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Zeus, in himation, nude to hips, std. l. on throne, holding patera in outstretched r.
hand and sceptre in raised l. hand; l. on ground eagle stg. r., head turned back;
behind throne vertical palm-branch
in upper left field L ID (year 14)
Emmet 3146; Dattari 4396; Geissen 2496; Curtis 1113; Demetrio 2530; Mionnet 2731
VF, slight roughness, minimal deposition in ex.

Emmet has written: The palm-branch is a symbol of the decennalia of the emperor. You find it on coins of year 10 and higher. It occurs too on coins of Gallienus.
Jochen
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PORTUGAL - Alfonso V59 viewsPORTUGAL - Alfonso V (1438-1481) Copper 1/2-Real Preto. Lisbon mint. Reference: VAZ-a5.12(x).
dpaul7
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople59 viewsHyperpyron
Obv: Virgin Orans within City, Four Towers
Rev: Christ Crowning Emperors
Weight: 3.4 grams
Sear 2396
Laetvs
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Anonymous commemorative, 340 AD59 viewsAnonymous
AE 4 13mm
Constantinople, 330 AD
POP ROMANVS
laureate and draped bust left, cornucopia on shoulder
CONS B
bridge over river
RIC VIII 21
Ex CNG
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Antioch Mint Elagabalus Bronze Coin59 viewsElagabalus 218 - 222 AD., Antioch S&P Mint, Bronze 20 mm 3.9 gram coin
Obverse: Head Right
Reverse: SC in wreath _1250

Antonivs Protti
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Sestertius59 viewsSestertius
28,09 gm
struck 140-144 AD. RIC III 616; BMCRE 1265; Cohen 589
Ex M. Weller collection
Ex. CNG 67
1 commentsJan Terje Rafdal
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Antoninus Pius Temple of Perga59 viewsANTONINUS PIUS, 138 - 161 AD, AE32, Perga, Pamphylia, 24.4g,
OBV: KAI ADRIA ANTWNEINOS, Laureate head right.
REV: ARTEMODOS PERGAIAS, Distyle temple, with fluted Ionic columns, with eagle in pediment,
containing simulacrum of Pergean Artemis; on either side of which, sphinx on pedestal.
Not in BMC, nor von Aulock.
SNG FRANCE 3, 0406(1) / COLL PARIS 317A(1)

Extremely Rare
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 581, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Dacia) 59 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.2g, Ř33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: DACIA (around) COS II (in ex.) S C (in field), Dacia, standing left, holding diadem and dragon standard (signum).
RIC 581 (R2); BMC 1187; Cohen 347; Strack 785; Banti 135 var. (holding crown instead of diadem; 1 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4170
ex G.Henzen (1995)

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
Charles S
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 158-159 AD59 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP (laureate head right)
rev: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST COS IIII (octastyle temple [8 columns] in which the statues of Augustus and Livia reside)
ref: RIC III 143D (R), Cohen 809 (8frcs)
3.01 gms, 18mm,
Rare

History: The Temple of Divus Augustus was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design (see my Caligula sestertius). During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus.
It was restored again in the late 150s by Antoninus Pius, who was perhaps motivated by a desire to be publicly associated with the first emperor. The exact date of the restoration is not known, but the restored temple was an octostyle design with Corinthian capitals and two statues - presumably of Augustus and Livia - in the cella. The pediment displayed a relief featuring Augustus and was topped by a quadriga. Two figures stood on the eaves of the roof, that on the left representing Romulus and the one on the right depicting Aeneas leading his family out of Troy, alluding to Rome's origin-myth. The steps of the temple were flanked by two statues of Victory.
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Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII59 viewsSilver tetradrachm, (Houghton II 642 ff., SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282), Weight 16.560g, Max. diameter 27.9mm, Obv. diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXDOY EYEPΠETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ΔI / A left, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border. Toned, some light scratches.

EX. Forvm Ancient Coins

Background info, courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins;

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

4 commentsSteve E
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Magnia Urbica Ticinum59 viewsMAGNIA VRBICA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent.
VENVS VICTRIX, Venus st. left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield.
RIC347

Ex. SXXI

22mm, 3.6gr, Die 0

5th emission Aug.283.
Ed D
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58-10 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)59 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 32 x 29 mm 5.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "MΡ - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - La Virgen sentada en un trono de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo nińo mirando a izquierda.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOTHC " Emperador de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Chlamys (Manto largo o capa/mandyas, usado como traje de ceremonia imperial). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseńa militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz patriarcal en izquierda.

Acuńada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1964 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.15.5-10 - B.M.C.#56/7 - Ratto M.B.#2138-41 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #5-16
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AR Tetradrachm, Athens59 viewsAR Tetradrachm, Athens, ca. 450 BC, Obv: Athena in crested helm right; Rev: Owl standing, branch left, ΑΘΕ left, three test cuts, otherwise Nice Very Fine. Ex. Pegasi.3 commentsMolinari
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AUGUSTUS59 viewsAE as. Cohen 2261 commentsRugser
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Augustus denarius - Gaius and Lucius 59 viewsEmperor Augustus
Mint Lugdunum
size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 3.83
Die Axis 170
Tariff 1 denarius
Ob. Leg. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Ob. Desc. Laureate head right
Rev. Leg. AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES
Rev. Desc. Gaius and Lucius caesar on l. anbd r. standing front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear and on l. simpulum r and on r. lituus l.
RIC210
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001. Augustus, 27BC-14AD. AR Denarius. Ob Civis Servatos.59 viewsAR Denarius. Tarraco mint. 19 B.C.
Obv. Bare head right CAESAR AVGVSTVS

Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS below and above wreath.

RIC I 75a, RSC 210, BMCRE 376-7 = BMCRR Rome 4389-90, BN 1164-9. gVF.

Incredibly high relief, almost 2mm from the fields. Wear only on the highest curls. Assigned to Tarraco by style based on work by Richard Prideauxin Triton XI.
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2102, RIC V-I 232, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, PAX AVGVSTI, */T//--, Pax running left, #159 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2102, RIC V-I 232, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, PAX AVGVSTI, */T//--, Pax running left, #1
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- PAX-A-VGVSTI, Pax running left, holding olive branch in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand, (Pax-4).
exerg: */T//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 7h,
mint: Siscia, iss-4, off-3, date: 271. AD., ref: RIC-V-I-232., T-2102 (Estiot), RIC V-I 232, R,
Q-001
quadrans
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Aurelian AE antoninianus, 270-275 AD, Mediolanum59 viewsAurelian
AE antoninianus – 22mm, 2.97g
Mediolanum, 270-275 AD
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Victory advancing r., extending wreath in r. hand, palm in l.
VICTORIA AVG
T in ex.
RIC Va 143

ex Forvm
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Azes II BI tetradrachm, 30-5 BC59 viewsAzes II
Indo-Scythian Kingdom
BI tetradrachm
35-5 BC
Azes II on horseback r, holding whip and raising r. hand
Zeus standing l, holding Nike and sceptre.
Mitchiner 2406
2 commentsArdatirion
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Baduila - Rome - 2 or 2 1/2 nummi59 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Ć 2 or 2˝ Nummi (10 mm, 0.82 g), minted in Rome 550-552. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet, DN BA-DVIL. Reverse: lion advancing right within wreath. Metlich 99.

The type with a lion on the reverse copies the preceeding denarius (MIBE 232) from the Rome mint, which may have been introduced by the Roman general Belisarius in connection with the ludi saeculares of the city in 547; the 1300th anniversary of Rome's foundation. The type was continued to be used after Baduila captured Rome in January 550 and it may be related to the circus games that he is known to have presented in the city.
Jan (jbc)
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BAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-165159 viewsBAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-1651 AR 2 Kreuzer, 1625. Obv: Spade-shaped Bavarian arms in inner circle. Legend: * M. C. P. R. V. B. D. S. R. I. A. E. E. Rev: Orb with 2 at bottom in inner circle. . SOLI . DEO . GLORIA . 1625 Reference: KM #128. Note: Prev. KM#31.
dpaul7
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-052a, #0259 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-052a, #02
avers:- Cross with crescents containing dots in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges between the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,4mm, weight: 0,41g, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-052a, CHN-1-087, Huszar-099, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
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Caracalla AE34 Provincial59 viewsCaracalla --Pisidia, Antioch. Ć 34mm (28.52 gm). IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / COL CAES ANTIOCH, S R across field, Męn standing facing, head right, holding long sceptre and Nike on globe. Krzyzanowska pl. XXII, XXVII. 06/08/20011 commentsfeatherz
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BOUILLON & SEDAN59 viewsBOUILLON & SEDAN -- Henri de la Tour - (1591-1623) -- Copper 2 Liards, 1613. Obv.: Bust right, date below. rev: Crowned arms. Reference: KM #12.1dpaul7
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5h. Seventy-nine Knobbed Base Metal Ring59 views14.3 gm 36 mm Produced circa 400-200 BC.
The text-book definition of why knobs and value are related to neither weight nor dimension when compared to the ring shown just previous. To my mind it must solidify the theory that the relative value of these rings (coins) were dictated by a social class recognized and respected by the Celtic peoples, which I believe (without fact) were the priestly caste. This coin is considered extremely rare.
Massanutten
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L5. Julia Mamaea59 viewsObv: IVLIA MAMAEA
Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: VESTA S C
Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and Sceptre.
Sestertius, 20.8 gm, 28.5 mm, RIC 360
Comment: Looking past the condition of this coin, in my opinion it is one of the finest examples of the celator's art.
Massanutten
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Piece of Brick found in Pompeii59 viewsI found this on the ground while on the tour in Pompeii.
A good number of the buildings there were built using these long thin bricks.
Mark Z
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CONSTANTINUS I VIRTVS EXERCIT59 viewsCONSTANT - INVS AVG
Consular bust left, laureated, wearing trabea, eagle tipped sceptre in left hand
R/ VIRTVS - EXERCIT
Trophy with captive seating on ground on either side
T/F/.PTR

struck in Trier 320-321
RIC. 281 R4

20 mm -- axis 180° -- 2,88 g
gb29400
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula, RIC 3859 viewsCaligula
AE As
Rome Mint. 37-41 A.D.
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT - Bare head left.
Rev: VESTA above SC - Vesta (or Caligula) seated left, holding patera and sceptre.
Ref: RIC 38. Cohen 27. RCV 1803. VM 9a.
Notes: This is the first ancient coin that I ever purchased. I probably paid too much but it is one of my favourites.
seraphic
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Kingdom of Luang Prabang59 viewsAE Lat
Copper / Bronze
Size 95 mm
Weight 53g
Early 18th C
Ref. Mitchiner 3018

This coinage consists of a series of unstamped billion or near copper/brass ingots from what is modern-day Thailand. The slightly raised ends leads to the popular name of "canoe money". This one being 95mm long is one of the early ones. The practice of making these probably ended with the establishment of the French Protectrate in 1889.

*Purchased from Robert Tye in 1992.
Bacchus
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius59 viewsOb. ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM Head right
Rev. P.M.TR.P.XVII.COS.IIII.P.P. Apollo seated left resting hand on lyre
Ref. Sear 1835
Year 214AD

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

-:Bacchus:-
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA AND JULIA DOMNA59 viewsCARACALLA & JULIA DOMNA MOESIA INFERIOR, MARCIANOPOLIS
AE 5 ASSARIA
obv.: "ANTΩΓOVCTOCIOVΛIAΔ"

rev.: "VПKVNTIΛIANOV MAPKIANOПOΛI / TΩN

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

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Caracalla, Serdika, Emperor on horseback, AE3159 viewsThrace. Serdika. Caracalla.
AE 31 mm, 18.0 g
Obverse: AVT K M AVP CEV ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: OVΛΠIAC CERΔIKHC, Emperor on horseback right, holding scepter and raising right hand.
GICV -
ex Silenos Coins

Tiathena: 'Very lovely! Beautiful horse! &nd beautiful patina!'
areich
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Caracalla, AE 22 Diassaria59 viewsIM C M AVR ANTONINV/S
Bust laureate, right
MVNI STOBE
Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm
cf. Josifovski 312 (V34, R33), reverse die nearly identical
cf. Kuzmanovic Collection 619-620
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115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 206F, Siscia, B//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #159 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 206F, Siscia, B//XXI, VIRTVS AVG G, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-C, Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F).
revers:- VIRT-VS-A-VG-G, Carinus standing left receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter (or Carus). B in lower centre, XXI in ex.
exerg: B//XXI, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, em., date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II-206F, p-164,
Q-001
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Cherronesos, Thrace, (cca. 400-350 B.C.), SNG Cop 824-6, AR-Hemidrachm, Cherronesos Lion, pellet-pellet, 59 viewsCherronesos, Thrace, (cca. 400-350 B.C.), SNG Cop 824-6, AR-Hemidrachm, Cherronesos Lion, pellet-pellet,
avers:- Forepart of lion right, head turned back.
revers:- Quadripartite incuse with a pellet-pellet in the sunken quarters.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13-13,5mm, weight: 2,36g, axis: 1h,
mint: Thrace, Cherronesos, date: cca. 400-350 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-824-6,
Q-001
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Quintillus Antoninianus59 viewsAntoninianus 19.5x21.4 mm
270 AD
Obv. IMP C MAVR CL QUINTILLUS AVG
Bust right, radiate
Rev. APOLLINI CONS
Apollo standing left holding
branch and leaning on lyre set
on rock. H in right field.
gparch
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ROMAN, Emperor Claudius II Gothicus ( AD 268-270 )59 viewsAE Antoninianus , with a superb portrait , (as found patina)
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right 
Reverse: FIDES MILIT, Fides ( goddess of trust )standing left holding two Legionary ensigns. S in Exergue.
Mediolanum ( Milan ) mint AD 268-270.
Weight: 3.4 gr. Max Diameter: 18 mm.
Reference: RIC VI 149 Mediolanum.



**The Golden Legend of 1260 AD recounts how St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the "Emperor Claudius" in 270 AD ( in some ref ; 269 AD as he was beheaded in that year 269 AD ,per Sam) and as a result was beheaded. Since then, February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a day set aside by the Christian church in memory of the Roman priest and physician.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Clodius Albinus denarius59 viewsROMAE AETERNAE1 commentsTibsi
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Pulcher Mallius Urbinius - Victory in triga - 111BC - AR Denarius59 views3.91g - 18mm - s.176var
A difficult coin this.
Are there 4 moneyers, "Q VR" - each seperated by a point. _T.ML.AP.CL
4 commentsjerseyjohnjames
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Valentinian II, Antioch59 viewsValentinian II
DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
CONCOR-DIA AVGGG
RIC IX Antioch 45b c
ecoli
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59 viewsecoli
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10 - 06 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 59 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

1 Real de Plata ley 917
21 mm

Anv: CAR·III·D·G·HISP·ET·IND·R (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Espańas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones y escusón de los Borbones, entre R y valor I.
Rev: VTRAQUE VNUM ·PTS monograma POTOSI (ceca) ·1770·JR· (JR = ensayador ) (uno y otro son uno, refiriéndose a la unión de los 2 mundos el conocido y el nuevo, América) alrededor de 2 bolas coronadas que representan al nuevo y viejo mundo entre 2 columnas con las leyendas PLVS VLTRA

Acuńada: 1770
Ensayador: JR - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#10 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-290-4
mdelvalle
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Siscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!59 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ASIS*, VICTORIA AVG, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ASIS*, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
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CONSERV VRB SVAE59 viewsConstantine I
Autumn 307-Spring 308
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG Laureate head right
CONSERV-VRB SVAE [In honor of the savior of his city] Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, globe in right hand, scepter in left, empty pediment, knobs as acroteria
TT in exergue Officina 3
RIC VI Ticinum 93


This type was issued by Maxentius to celebrate the re-building of the great temple of Roma in Rome.

My Constantine Website
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Apollon | Curule chair - C. Considius Paetus, AR Denarius 46 B.C.59 views
Apollon | Curule chair * Silver deanrius.

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

Exergue: PAETI

Mint: Rome
Struck: 46 BC.

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

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

Refs:*
RRC 991.
CR 465/2a.
Sydham, 991
Sear, (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 455.
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Constantius II RIC VII Nicomedia 9459 viewsAe 20 mm 3.1g 324-325 AD

OBV :: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C . Laureated draped and cuirassed bust left
REV :: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS. Campgate with 2 turrets, no door. star above. 7 rows of blocks
EX :: SMN Delta ( Nicomedia )
RIC VII Nicomedia 94
RIC rated R1
from uncleaned lot 10/2007
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Constans- Siscia RIC 19559 viewsConstans AE3/4

obv: IMP CONSTAN-S PF AVG
rev: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN
[gamma]SIS in exergue
RIC Siscia 195

Gorgeous turquoise patina!!
wolfgang336
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Constantine The Great- Posthumous Commemorative VNMR59 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:
ConstantineThe Great with veiled bust right

DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG

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

Reverse:

VN MR (VENER MEMOR) across the reverse side of the coin.

VENER MEMOR

VENER: Venerabilis (revered memory)
MEMOR: MEMORIA, memory

VENER MEMOR/ VNMR (revered memory) was used on the consecration coins of Constantine the Great.

Constantine The Great, veiled and right, raising hand.

Domination: Bronze AE 4, size 13 mm

Mint: SMHΓ = Heraclea Γ= Gamma (Third Officina). Struck 347-348, RIC VIII

Posthumous commemorative for Constantine the Great
John Schou
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Constantinvs BARB from Alexandria59 viewsReduced follis from Alexandria for Constantinus I

MP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
laureate head right
R/ GENIO AVGVSTI [To the spirit of the Emperor] Genius, modius on head standing left, chalmys across left shoulder, Serapis head in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
X/A/ALE

22 mm -- 4,69 g
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Constantius II- Fel Temp Raparatio59 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

Pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Obverse:
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG,

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

Reverse:
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
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Siscia, RIC VII 237, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R1!59 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 237, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//•ΓSIS•, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R1!
avers:- FL-IVL-CONSTANTIVS-NOB-C, 8,B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.
exergo: -/-//•ΓSIS•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,52g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 334-335 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-237, p-456, 3rd.-off. ,R1 !
Q-001
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Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 48059 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 326, 3.02g, 18.15mm, 4h
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIA CAESS
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
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Corinthia, Corinth, Marcus Aurelius, SNG Cop. 32959 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 25, 11.25g
obv. M AVR AN[TONI] - NVS A[VG]
bust, laureate, r.
rev. CLI - COR
The young Melikertes laying on a dolphin, swimming r., behind a pine-tree(?)
SNG Copenhagen 329; Lindgren 1619; BCD 700; Edwards 150, pl.IV
rare, good F-about VF, green-brown patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

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

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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CRISPUS with helmet right59 viewsCRISPVS - NOB CAES
cuirassed bust with helmet right
BEATA TRAN - QVILLITAS VOT/IS/XX
C/R/PLG
Lyons mint
RIC. not listed
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Treveri, RIC VII 372, -/-//•STR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, #159 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Treveri, RIC VII 372, -/-//•STR•, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, VO/TIS/XX, #1
avers:- IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureated and cuirassed bust left, spear across right shoulder, decorated shield on the left arm. The sash visible on the bust.
revers:- BEATA-TRANQVILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above, three stars.
exerg: -/-//•STR•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Treveri, date: 322-323 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372, p-197,
Q-001
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Crusties!59 viewsScotvs Capitis
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C. Cassius59 viewsSilver denarius, 126 BC Roma
Helmeted head of Roma right, behind
mark of value and voting-urn.
Libertas in quadriga right, holding reins and rod in l. hand
and pileus in right hand, below, C·CASSI.; Roma in Ex.
Crawford 266/1. Sydenham 502. B.
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Henri II de Montpensier (1592-1608), Double Tournois type 4 - 159659 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ H . D . [BOVRB] . P . D DOMB[ES . M], Buste cuirassé a gauche. Point de centrage sur la joue
[+ DOVBLE TOV]RNOIS 1596, trois lis et une brisure
2.49 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 120, CGKL # 724 (a1)
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Marie de Montpensier (1608-1627), Denier Tournois type 5 - 162459 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ MARIE . SOVVE . DE . DOMBES, Buste a gauche avec large collerette et collier de perles
+ DENIER . TOVRNOIS . 1624, Deux lis et un M, une brisure au centre. Les N sont retrogrades
1.18 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 161, CGKL # 730 (a3), Boudeau # 1075, Mantellier # 56
Potator II
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MAXIMINUS II (DAIA) red.follis AD311-31359 viewsobv: IMP.MAXIMINUS.PF.AVG (laureate head right)
rev: GENIO.AVGVSTI (Genius, half naked and wearing modius, standing left holding cornucopia and pouring from patera over altar at his feet) / [A]QS
ref: RIC VI-Aquilea130
4.74gms, 22mm
Scarce
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Greek, Datames stater, SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin)59 views384-361/0 BC
25 mm, 10.57 g
obv: Baaltars seated right; holding grain ear and grape bunch, resting on eagle-tipped scepter; thymiaterion to left, branch under throne; all within crenellated wall
rev: Satrap seated right, wearing Persian dress, holding arrow; winged solar disk upper right, bow lower right
(Casabonne series 2; SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin); SNG France 288ff var. (symbol under throne on obverse))
3 commentsareich
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04-10 - TIBERIO (14 - 37 D.C.)59 viewsAnv: "TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS" (Leyenda de der. a izq.) - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIF MAXIM" (Leyenda de der. a izq.) - Julia Livia (Madre del Emperador personificando a la Paz) sentada a derecha en una silla con patas sin ornamentos apoyadas en una plataforma (doble-linea), portando un largo cetro en mano derecha y rama de olivo en izquierda.

Este denario es el comúnmente llamado “el Penique del Tributo” de la muy conocida historia relatada en el Evangelio de San Mateo (22,17-21) del Nuevo Testamento.

Acuńada 16 - 37 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum - Hoy Lyon Francia
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #26 Pag.95 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1763 Pag.346 - BMCRE Vol.1 #34 - Cohen Vol.1 #16 Pag.191 - DVM #8 Pag.75 - CBN #16 - RSC Vol. II #16 Pag.1 - Hendin #916 Pag.418
mdelvalle
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Diadumenian, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Ister, AE2559 viewsAE25, 12 g.

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

ex AAH
areich
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Diadumenian, Nikopolis, Tyche Euposia, AE2659 viewsAE26, 11g
obv: KM O [] [ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC, bare-headed, draped bust right
rev: VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN PROC IC, Tyche Euposia standing facing, head left holding rudder and cornucopia, baby on her arm
GICV -
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Trajan Provincial59 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Didrachm. Caesarea, Cappadocia. Struck consular year 2, 98-99 AD. (6.1g, 22mm) Obv: AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANO CEB GEPM, Laureate head right, youthful portrait right. Rev: DHM EX UPAT B, two clasped hands holding standard on prow.

SNGCop 200, BMC 53.

Ex: Incitatus Coins
Paddy
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Diocletian RIC VI, Ticinum 56(a)59 viewsDiocletian, 284-305
AE - Follis, 8.12g, 26mm
Ticinum, 3rd officina, c. 305
obv. DN DIOCLETIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG (sic!)
Laureate bust right in consular robe, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch
downward in right hand, leaning left on vertical scepter
in right field pellet
in exergue: TT
RIC VI, Ticinum 56a; C.422
VF+, nice green patina, some silvering below
ex Tony Hardy Coll.
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The pellet for the Augusti was in the r. field, for the Caesars in the l. field.
2 commentsJochen
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Diocletian, Tyche, year 359 viewsDiocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4821, Geissen 3230, Curtis 2025, BMC Alexandria 2524, gVF, Alexandria mint, 6.646g, 20.2mm, 0o, 29 Aug 286 - 28 Aug 287 A.D.; obverse “A K G OUA DIOKLHTIANO”C C“EB”, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse , Tyche standing left, rudder in right, double cornucopia in left, L“G” (year 3) right; flan flaw. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Sicily, Syracuse.59 viewsCirca 395 BC. AE Drachm (32.64 gm). Obv.: SURA, head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, olive wreath on bowl. Rev.: sea-star between two dolphins.1 commentsseleukoy
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Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)59 viewsAR Denarius
O IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI, laureate head right.
R: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at foot right.
Rome Mint, 87 A.D.
3.3g
19mm
RIC 507, RSC 218, BMC 103
6 commentsMat
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 88-89 AD59 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMANICVS (laureate head right)
rev: Minerva advancing right, aiming javelin and holding shield, COSX IIII across fields
ref: RIC II 121 (S), BMC 141, C.67 (6frcs)
3.17gms, 19mm
mint: Rome
Scarce

This coin struck after the Saeculares Games in 88-89 AD.
berserker
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Roman Empire, Domitian as Caesar RIC II V23859 viewsDomitian as Caesar 70-81 A.D.. AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 76 A.D.* (3.34g, 19.2m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR A[VG F] DOMITIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right. RIC II V921, BMC V193, RSC 47. Lucas H
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V1447 Overstrike59 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 71 A.D. (2.59g, 20.6m, 7h). Obv: DOMITIAN[VS CAES]AR AVG F, bare bust right, draped and cuirassed with aegis. Rev: PACI AVGUSTAE, Victory adv. R. with wreath and palm, lower r. [EPE]. RIC V1447. Overstruck on RIC II V1433.

Overstrike on identifiable under type of Vespasian RIC II 1433. Obv: IMP CAESAR VEPAS AVG COS III TR PPP, laureate head r. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory adv. L. with wreath and palm, lower l. EPE. Unusual to have an overstrike of an emperor still in life, and of a coin as a part of the same series at the same mint.

3 commentsLucas H
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Domitian, 81 - 96 AD59 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII CENS PERP P, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Domitian standing left, holding a patera over a lighted and garlanded altar; a vicitimarius standing left, slaying a sacrificial bull being held by a kneeling attendant; a harpist and flautist playing behind; the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus is in the background; SC in exergue.

Note: Commemorating the Secular games held in honor of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city of Rome.

Copper As, Rome mint, 88 AD

12 grams, 28.5 mm, 180°

RIC II 386, S2802
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Domitian - [RIC II part 1 763 (C3), RSC II 283, BMCRE II 218, BnF III 193, Hunter I 88]59 viewsSilver denarius, choice VF, 3.289g, 18.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 14 Sep 93 - 13 Sep 94 A.D.

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

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

Superb portrait, excellent centering, and rainbow toned reverse.
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Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
1 commentsrenegade3220
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Domitian - [RIC II part 1 Vespasian 921 (C2), RSC II 47, BMCRE II 193, BnF III 169, SRCV I 2637]59 viewsSilver denarius, choice gF, 3.350g, 19.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, as caesar early 76 - early 77 A.D.

Obv. - CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right

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

Nice portrait, toned, and perfect centering.
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Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
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CN Domitius Denarius 128bc59 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 137, Crawford 261/1, Sydenham 514, RSC I Domitia 14, VF, Rome mint, 128 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, stalk of grain behind, X (XVI in monogram) below chin; reverse ROMA, Victory in a biga right, man with spear fighting lion below, CN DOM in exergue.2 commentsAdrian S
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Pontius Pilate 26-36 A.D.59 viewsObverse: IOYLIA KAICAPOC, three bound heads of barley
Reverse: TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, simpulum
1 commentsDk0311USMC
Dupondio ANTONIA RIC 92.jpg
12-1 - ANTONIA (36 A.C. - 37 D.C.)59 viewsAE Dupondio 27 mm 10.2 gr. (IMITACIÓN PROVINCIAL)
Hija de Marco Antonio y Octavia, nieta de Augusto, esposa de Nero Claudius Drusus y madre de Germánico y Claudio. Emisión póstuma acuńada por su hijo Claudio

Anv: "ANTONIA [AVG]VSTA" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM [TR P] IMP - S C" - Claudio de pié a izquierda, vistiendo toga y velo, portando Simpulum en mano derecha extendida y pergamino enrollado en izquierda.

Acuńada 41 - 42 D.C.
Ceca: Inicialmente acreditada por mí a Roma, pero finalmente corregida esta acreditación por el Sr. Curtis Clay como una imitación Provincial.

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #92 Pag.127 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 (Claudius) #1902 Pag.375 - BMCRE #166 - Cohen Vol.1 #6 Pag.223 - DVM #3 Pag.77 - CBN (Claudius) #143 - Von Kaenel Tipo 15 #292 (V216/R262)
mdelvalle
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zoo59 viewsNervousRex
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Elagabalus59 viewsIMP ANTONINVS AVG
Radiate head right

PM TR P II COS II PP
Fortuna enthroned left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel below seat

Rome 219 AD

Sear 7495

ex-Canadian Coin
4 commentsJay GT4
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056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #259 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 094, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, #2
avers:-IMP-ANTONINVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:-LAETITIA-PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:20-21mm, weight: 4,36g, axis: -h,
mint: Rome, date: 218 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-94, p-35, C-72,
Q-002
quadrans
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Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D.) 59 viewsAR Denarius
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right.
R.FELICIT TEMPOR, Stalk of grain between crossed cornucopia.
3.19g
17mm
Emesa (Antioch) mint, AD 194/195.
RIC 373, RSC 142b.
7 commentsMat
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Epirus, Nikopolis, AE18. Augustus / Head of boar59 viewsObv: AVGOVCTO CKTICTHC, Head of Augustus r., bare.
Rev: NΕIΚΟΠΟ(Λ) ΕW(C), Head of boar r.

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

Nikopolis, Epirus was founded in 31 BC by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium the previous year.
1 commentsancientone
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080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 057, Rome, IVNO REGINA, #1,59 views080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.) AR-Antoninianus, IVNO REGINA, #1,
avers:- HER-ETRVSCILLA-AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- IVNO-REGINA, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter, peacock her foot.
diameter: 21 mm,
weight: 4,44 g,
axis: 1 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 249-251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-57, p127, C-14,
Q-001
quadrans
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Gallienus: Hercules' boar59 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop E.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: HERCVLICONSAVG, boar right. E below.

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

W=3.97g; D=21x20mm.
KjetilK
Fausta_AE-3-silvered_FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG_SPES-REIP-VBLICAE_dot-B-SIS-dot_RIC-VII-205-p-450-13-A6_S_Siscia_326-27-AD_Q-001_axis-0h_19-20mm_3,10g-s.jpg
141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!59 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//•BSIS•, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 326-27 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-205, p-450, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Faustina II denarius59 viewsHilaritas reverse3 commentsmarandnumiz
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,59 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- CONSE-C-RATIO, Ceres standing left, holding right hand up in greeting and torch.
exerg: , diameter:17,5-18mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-382b (Antoninus Pius) p-72 , C-165a.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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AUSTRIA - Upper Austria, Ferdinand III (1637-1657) 59 viewsAUSTRIA - Upper Austria, Ferdinand III (1637-1657) AR 1 Kreuzer, 1647. Vienna Mint. Obv.: Bust right. Bird in circle below bust (mint privy mark). Rev.: Crowned double-headed eagle, value on breast. Reference: KM #830
dpaul7
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Zoomorphic Plate Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var., Fibula #15959 viewsZoomorphic Plate Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var., Fibula #159
size: 22x18mm,
weight: 3,25g,
date: c.ca. 100-200, fl. 150-200 A.D.,
ref: Typology: Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var.,
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadrans
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Mn. Fonteius, Crawford 353/1d59 viewsMn. Fonteius, gens Fonteia
AR - denar, 4.05g
Rome 85 BC
obv. Head of Apollo Vejovis, laureate, r.
MN FONTEI behind (MN ligate)
CF below chin, [thunderbolt below]
rev. Infant winged Genius riding goat right, caps of the Dioscouri surmounted by
stars to ight and left, thyrsus below, all within laurel wreath.
Crawford 353/1d; Sydenham 724b; Fonteia 11
about EF

The reverse of this coin imitates a statue in the temple of Vejovis in Rome, with Genius riding the goat Amalthea. Jupiter was suckled by Amalthea on Mount Ida, and her horns gave rise to the cornucopiae.
Jochen
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Austria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Duchy of Steiermark, Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ck 2,59 viewsAustria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Duchy of Steiermark, Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ck 2,
avers:- Facing busts of bishop and duke side by side, above a wall. Above: star between small crosses, 3 balls between busts.
revers:- EBERHARDS EPS, Standing archbishop facing.
diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 0,80g, axis: 7h,
mint :Rann, mint mark: ,
date: A.D., ref: CNA Ck2. Probszt 23. Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
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Gallienus RIC V-1, Rome 285 (S)59 viewsAE 19 - 22 mm 3.1 grams
OBV :: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head right
REV :: SOLI CONS AVG. Bull standing or walking right
EX :: XI
RIC V-1, Rome 285 (S)
Purchased 12/2010
Johnny
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Cologne, 59 viewsCOLOGNEicos
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Gallienus, AE Antoninus59 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
Bust radiate, right
LIBERO P CONS AVG
Panther walking left
Ex. B
RIC 230, Rome
3 commentswhitetd49
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Mysia, Germe, Geta SNG Paris 99159 viewsGeta AD 198-209
AE 28, 12.58g
obv. P CEPTIMIOC - GETAC KAIC
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare head, r.
rev. CTR GLVKWNOC B GERMHNWN
Apollo Citharoedus, nude, stg. r., legs crossed, holding r. hand above head, resting with l. hand on kithara, set on column; left behind a tree with snake coiling around.
SNG Paris 991; SNG von Aulock 1115 (same dies); Sear GICV 2851
Rare, about VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

A nice elegant depiction of Apollo with remarkable long legs. Looks a bit manieristic.
Apropos: Referring to Ehling all coins from Germe are from Germe in Mysia. Wether there were another Germe too in Lydia is unclear.
2 commentsJochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, Denarius59 viewsGeta 209-212 A.D.

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
Rev: PONTIF COS II
RIC 59
Barry
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RIC-063 Gordian III - Aequitas59 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVG - Equity standing left , holding cornucopia and scales
AR Ant. Rome Mint 3rd issue
jimwho523
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32 Gordian III RIC 6759 viewsGordian III 238-244 AD. Ar Antoninianus. Rome Mint. 240 AD. (3,9 gr 21 mm) Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.
RIC 67;RSC 142; Sears 8621

Ex: Private collection
2 commentsPaddy
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Gordian(us) III59 viewsRIC 6, RSC 383.
Gordian III, antoninianus.
Obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right .
Rev. VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear.

Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius (January 20, 225 – February 11, 244), known as Gordian III, was Roman Emperor from 238 to 244. In Roman mythology, Virtus was the deity of bravery and military strength, the personification of the Roman virtue of virtus.

I don't collect this period in Roman history, but I simply couldn't resist this coin. Such a nice coin with so much detail for so little money!
1 commentsmars1112
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Corinthia, Corinth Ar Stater59 views(380-360 BC)
Obv.: Pegasos standing with curled wings.
Rev.: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet, dolphin in front, thymiaterion behind.
Pegasi I 283. Ravel 779.
4 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm59 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.
2 commentsMinos
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Macedonian Kingdom59 viewsSear 6713-20 var; Price 3602; Newell __, Group 2; Müller 671.

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

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

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

Alexander adopted the Attic weight standard for his silver coinage.

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

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

Note on Dating: Newell Group 2 is dated to 329-324/3 B.C.E., per Newell (1923); to 329/8-23/2 B.C.E., per Waggoner (in Mřrkholm (1979)); to 325-323 B.C.E., per Price (1991); and to 324/3-322/1 B.C.E., per LeRider (2007), with the posthumous issues within the group including ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in the legend. This coin was Alexander’s last lifetime issue.
2 commentsStkp
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Hendin-64959 viewsPontius Pilate - prutah (year 17 = 30AD)
1.80 grams
cmcdon0923
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117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck 134-138 AD59 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (draped bust right)
rev: ADVENTVI AVG MAVRITANIAE (Hadrian standing on left, togate, and Mauretania on right, wearing snake head-dress, in short tunic, holding patera over flaming altar between them & vexillum), SC in exergue.
ref: RIC II 900 (Adventus type), C.69(6fr)
11.93gms, 27mm
Scarce
berserker
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Hadrian Denarius59 viewsHadrian

OBV: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
REV: NILVS
Goddess of Nile reclining

RIC 310, RSC 991, BMC 862, Sear 3508
marcvs_traianvs
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Hadiran59 viewsHADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laur. bust right with drapery on shoulder

COS III
Roma standing right with spear, parazonium and foot on helmet

Rome 125-128 AD
RSC 353

SOLD!
1 commentsTitus Pullo
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Hadrian, 117 - 138 AD59 viewsObv: IMP TRA H(ADRIANO CAESAR AVG), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian facing right, seen from behind.

Rev: COL I FL AV(G CAESAREN), diademed and draped bust of Serapis facing right, modius on his head.

Ć 24, Caesarea mint

11.7 grams, 22.8 mm, 0°

SNG ANS 767

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Coins
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PIETAS AVGVSTORVM59 viewsHerennius Etruscus as Caesar antoninianus
Rome mint
2 commentstibsi67
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Honorius (RIC X 1357)59 viewsHonorius (384-423), Roman Emperor (393-395) and Western Roman emperor (395-423). Ć (11 mm, 1.15 g), Rome. Obverse: DN HONORI-(VS PF AVG). Reverse: (VICTOR)-IA AVGG, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch, RM in exergue, T in left field. RIC X 1357, C.jbc
Hostilian_AR-Antoninianus_C-VAL-HOS-MES-QVINTVS-N-C_PRINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS_RIC-_C-_Rome_251-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_21-23mm_3_67g-s.jpg
082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III ???, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Very Rare!, Not in RIC!!!,59 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III ???, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Very Rare!, Not in RIC!!!,
avers:- C-VAL-HOS-MES-QVINTVS-N-C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
revers:- RINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS, Apollo seated left, holding branch
"A similar coin, overstruck on an earlier denarius of Geta in Decius' operation to convert circulating denarii into antononiani, was shown on Forvm by Hispanorvm, May 2005.
I wrote the coin into my RIC, but it did not turn up in a Forvm search for "Hostilian Geta" now, so it has perhaps been deleted.
For readers without easy access to RIC, this rev. type is well known for Hostilian Caesar with the longer legend
C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C,
but is not in RIC with the more abbreviated legend of Quadrans' coin,
C VAL HOS MES QVINTVS N C." by Curtis Clay. Thank you Curtis Clay.
diameter: 21-23mm,
weight: 3,67g,
axis: h,
mint: Rome ?
date: 251 A.D.?
ref: RIC- ,C- ,??, Very rare!, Not in RIC!!!,
http://sonic.net/~rbeale/mysite/Hostilian%20CAES%20Rome%20Silver.htm
Q-001
quadrans
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Huszár 495, Pohl 52-10, Unger 393i, Réthy II 1859 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.
Stkp
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, RĂ©thy II 278A, dated 1510 59 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 15-16 mm.

Obv: WLADISLAI * R * VNGARI * 1510 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

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

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger) or 1490-1498 (per Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz (formerly Körmöcbánya, Hungary, now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Georg Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
Stkp
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Wedjat59 viewsHorus eye
3 cm
3čme intermediate period or late period
frederic
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Wedjat59 viewsHorus eye
2 cm
late period
1 commentsfrederic
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ACHAIA, Aigieon. 37-31 BC.59 viewsAE hexachalkon (5.67 g)
Theoxios and Kletaios, magistrates.
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Zeus standing right, holding eagle on outstretched arm and preparing to cast thunderbolt; ΘEOΞIOΣ KΛHTAIOΣ around. Kroll, Bronze 2; BCD Peloponnesos 436.

Located along the northern coast of the Peloponnesos, Achaia was a narrow territory between Sicyon and Elis. One theory suggests that Achaia’s original inhabitants were driven to the area from Achaia Phthoitis, which itself was located across the Gulf of Corinth in southern Thessaly. A number of prehistoric and Mycenaean ruins in the western part of the Achaia indicate that the district was long inhabited, even into remote antiquity. Twelve city-states were located there: Aigai, Aigira, Aigion, Bura, Dyme, Helike, Olenos, Patrai, Pherai, Pelene, Rhypes, and Tritaia. Achaian colonies were established in Magna Graecia at Kroton, Kaulonia, Metapontion, and Sybaris. From the mid-5th century onward, much of the history of Achaia is interconnected with the Achaian League.
Dino
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Carian Satraps, Pixodaros, ca 341-336/559 viewsAR didrachm
Ob: Laureate Apollo, three quarters facing, right, himation fastened with brooch at neck
Rx: ΠIXΩΔAPOY; Zeus of Labraunda standing right, holding spear in left hand & double-bladed axe over right shoulder.
7.02g 21mm

SNG Keckman I, 280, Sammlung Karl 35-40

ex Pegasi Numismatics Auction XXII (20.04.2010) lot 167
5 commentsDino
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59 viewsBulgarian trachy of Constantine Tich Asen (1257-1277). Obv: Bust of Christ. Rev: Czar on horseback, holding scepter topped with patriarchal cross. Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLVIII B (3). +Alexios
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59 viewsstruck under Tipu Sultan (1782 - 1799 n. Chr.)
uncertain mint in Mysore, India
10.95 g, 23 mm
Obv: Elephant walking left
Rev.: Tusk, symbol of ruler
areich
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Italy- Pompeii- House with nice mosaic and fountain 159 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
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Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great59 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.

Decoration
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.

Attic
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.

Inscriptions
The main inscription reads:

IMP · CAES · FL · CONSTANTINO · MAXIMO · P · F · AVGUSTO · S · P · Q · R · QVOD · INSTINCTV · DIVINITATIS · MENTIS · MAGNITVDINE · CVM · EXERCITV · SVO · TAM · DE · TYRANNO · QVAM · DE · OMNI · EIVS · FACTIONE · VNO · TEMPORE · IVSTIS · REM-PUBLICAM · VLTVS · EST · ARMIS · ARCVM · TRIVMPHIS · INSIGNEM · DICAVIT

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:

VOTIS X - VOTIS XX SIC X - SIC XX

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
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022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denar, U-213, #0159 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,
Q-001
quadrans
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Trajan, Æ dupondius, “Fortuna”, 98-117 CE59 viewsOrichalcum (bronze) dupondius of Trajan (98 - 117 CE), 26 mm, 11.02 grams, commemorating the Flavian victory in Judaea. Rome mint 114-117.

Obverse: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, His radiate and draped bust to right.
Reverse: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, FORT RED in ex. S. C. Fortune seated left with rudder & cornucopia.

Reference: RIC vol II p 290, 653, Cohen 160, BMC 1029, Hill 719.

Added to collection: September 11, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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ENGLAND - JAMES I59 viewsJames I hammered shilling, silver. Very nice!dpaul7
Janos-Hunyadi_(1446-1453_AD)_Den_U-485_e_C2-156_H-618_TEmPORE_IOhAnIS_m_REGnI_VnGARIE_h-cX_Q-001_7h_13-13,5mm_0,59g-s.jpg
036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.e,59 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.e,
avers:- + TEMPORE•IOhAnIS (legend variation), Patriarchal cross in circle, mint-mark on each side (h-cX); border of dots.
revers:- + m•REGnI•VnGARIE, Hungarian shield with Árpadian stripes in circle; border of dots.
diameter: 13-13,5mm, weight: 0,59g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Nagyszegben (Hermanstadt, today Romania: Sibiu),
mint mark: h-cX, by Christophorus de Florentia, by (Pohl).,
date: 1446 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-485.e, CNH-2-156, Huszar-618,
Q-001
quadrans
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Home of the Sons and Daughters of Israel (New York, New York)59 viewsAE token, 19 x 44.5 mm. (rectangular), 11.429 gr., undated (but probably issued ca. 1935).

Obv: HOME OF SONS/AND DAUGHTERS/OF ISRAEL above building 232 E. 12 ST./NEW YORK, N.Y., below building.

Rev: BUY A BRICK/$1.00/HELP US AND/GOD/WILL/HELP YOU between busts of woman and bearded man.

Ref: Meshorer, Coins Reveal 140; Friedenberg, Jewish Minters [?] 476; Leonard, Jr., Robert D. “Home of the Sons and Daughters of Israel: Its History and Contribution Tokens.” The Shekel, XXXVIII No. 6 (Nov. to Dec. 2005). pp. 14-23; Randolph, Marc A. “Jewish Homes for the Aged Tokens,” The Shekel, XXXVI No. 3 (May-June 2003) 14-19, Figure 6; ANS Database 2000.1.261.

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

Note: This token was issued after the acquisition of the East Twelfth Street building, in or about 1935.
Stkp
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Lord Melchett Lodge No. 1153 of B’nai B’rith (St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada)59 viewsAE token, 32.5 mm., undated.

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

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

Ref: none known.

Note: Founded in 1932, the lodge was named after Alfred Moritz Mond (1868-1930), the first Baron Melchett, who first visited Palestine in 1921 with Chaim Weizmann and subsequently became an enthusiastic Zionist, contributing money to the Jewish Colonization Corporation for Palestine and other Zionist causes, writing for Zionist publications, and becoming President of the British Zionist Foundation. The lodge tried to uphold the ideals of “brotherhood,” “benevolence” and “brotherly love and harmony” (and those ideals feature prominently in the obverse design of the token).
Stkp
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National Association for the Jewish Blind59 viewsAE token, 31.5 mm., undated.

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

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

Ref: None known.

Note: No information is known about this organization.
Stkp
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Julia Domna, Luna59 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius;

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
diademed and draped bust right

LVNA LVCIFERA
Luna driving biga left

RIC 379c [Caracalla], RSC 105, BMC 10
3 commentsarizonarobin
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Low Countries, silver jeton 1590: the capture of Breda59 viewsObverse: PARATI•VINCERE•AVT•MORI•+•NONAR•MARTII, Dutch soldiers leaving ship which is carrying peat
Reverse: BREDA•A•SERVITVTE•HISPANA•VINDICATA•DVCTV•PRINCIPIS•MAVRITII•A•NASS•Anno 1590

Minted in: Dordrecht

The Siege of Breda in 1590 was an extremely short battle during the Eighty Years' War during which a Dutch army led by Maurice of Nassau captured the heavily protected city of Breda by a clever tactic reminiscent of the Trojan horse. The Dutch commander was informed that a ship carrying peat to the city was never checked by the Spanish soldiers. Together with the ship's captain he thought of a plan which involved 70 Dutch soldiers hiding in the peat. The plan worked and the city was taken with an absolute minimum of casualties on the Dutch side.
RomaVictor
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EPIRUS, DESPOTATE OF - JOHN II ORSINI59 viewsEPIRUS, DESPOTATE OF - JOHN II ORSINI (1323-1335 AD) Frankish Greece, Despotate of Epirus, billon denier –
Arata, + IOh’s DESPOTVS, cross patée/+DE ARTA CASTV, castle tournois. Reference: Malloy 115.
Ex Ardatirion Collection.
dpaul7
Julianus-II__AE-1-28_DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG_SECVRITAS-REIPVB_S-CONST-dot_Arles-360-63_RIC-000_Q-001_0_0g-s.jpg
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 320, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #159 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 320, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #1
avers:- DN FL CL IVLI - ANVS PF AVG (J8), bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right (D3).
revers:- SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above, in right field: eagle standing right on wreath, head up, holding wreath in beak
exergo: S CONST •,
date: 361-363 A.D.,
mint: Arles,
diameter: 27-28mm,
weight: g,
ref: RIC-VIII-320, R!
Q-001
quadrans
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(01) OCTAVIAN AND DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR59 viewsca 28 - 27 BC
AE 20 mm 7.62 g
O: JULIUS CAESAR, BARE HEAD R
R: OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS) CAESAR, HEAD R
THESSALONICA
RPC 1554
laney
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C. IVNI. C.F denarius59 viewsC. IVNI. C.F denarius minted in Roma in 149 BC.
Grs 3,87 and 17 mm.
Observe : helmeted head of Roma looking right. Behind X. Border of dots. Reverse : Dioscuri riding right ; below C.IVNI. C.F. Below ROMA.
Crawford 210/1, Sydenham 392, RSC Junia 1, Babelon Junia 1.

A common denarius but a really splendid old patina and a very well preserved specimen. The "scratch" on the neck on the observe is not a scratch, it is a die issue (metal in relief).
3 commentslabienus
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BYZANTINE, Justin II 565-578 Nicomedia59 viewsObv: Emperor and Empress Enthroned, DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVG
Rev: Large M, Anno 5, Cross Above, Oficina A, NIKO in exergue
Sear 369
Laetvs
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028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Parvus, U-390, #0259 views028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Parvus, U-390, #02
avers: Emperor faceing, Crowned head with curly hair, facing, mint-mark on each side (X-X); line border.
revers: Wings, six-pointed star below, line border.
exe (mint mark): X/X//--, diameter: mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, , date: 1336 A.D., ref: Unger-390, CNH-2-034, Huszar-493,
Q-002
quadrans
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British End of War Medal, King George V59 viewsBritish Civilian medal issued in 1919 to commemorate the end of The Great War.
Obverse: QUEEN MARY- KING / GEORGE / V, Juggate busts of Queen Mary and King George left, both wearing ornate crowns.
Reverse: PEACE-VICTORY / THE GREAT WAR, Victory standing facing holding dove and wreath, scene of farmer plowing left, and soldier with artillary gun right.
Dated 1919
38mm, 18.8gm
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Mysia, Lampsakos, diobol59 views12mm, 1.27g
obv: janiform female head
rev: helmeted head of Athena right
6 commentsareich
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint c. 294-290 BC59 viewsAR 4Dr., 27mm, 17.04g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Thunderbolt and I (Z) in left field, dolphin below throne.
Price 501; Müller 16
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7260 Prusias I, 228-185 BC59 viewsBronxe Ć28, 26mm, 11.01g, VF
Laureate head Apollo left / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Winged Athena standing left holding shield and crowning King's name, monogram inner left. Mechanically cleaned in fields.
Ex: Lakeview Collection.
Sear 7260; BMC Pontus, pg 209, #4; SNG von Aulock 6881; SNG Cop 625
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople59 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Sword and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2045
Laetvs
Latvia.jpg
Latvia59 viewsKm? - 1 Santims - 2005
Km? - 2 Santimi - 2006
Km? - 5 Santimi - 2006
Km17 - 10 Santimu - 1992
Km22 - 20 Santimu - 1992
Km13 - 50 Santimu - 1992
Daniel Friedman
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Roman, Lucilla59 viewsWife of Lucius Verus, executed 182 AD

Sestertius

Draped bust, right, LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Venus standing facing left holding apple, drawing out robe, VENUS

Daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, she married Lucius Verus in 164. She was implicated in a plot against her brother Commodus and dispatched.

RIC 1767
1 commentsBlindado
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 912, Sestertius of AD 16559 viewsĆ Sestertius (26.8g, Ř 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck between August and December of the year AD 165.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M, laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XIX IMP III COS III (around edge) S C (in field), Providentia standing l., holding a wand and a long sceptre; globe at her feet.
RIC 912 (S); BMCRE 1248; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 421 (8 spec.)
ex Cayón auction June 2009.
Charles S
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Macedonia. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm (reverse)59 viewsCirca 325-315 B.C. Reverse. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, on throne, ALEXANDROU in right field, monogram in left field. Die shift. Price-211. Ex Berk. Mint State.1 commentsJason T
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Malta Jean de la Vallete59 viewsAV.Zecchino.3.35 g
MALTA,under the knights.Fra.Jean de la Vallete 1557-1568..

F'IOANNES DE VALLETE MI, Knight kneeling before St.John The Baptist.
Reverse.DA MICHI VIRTVTEM CONTRA HOSTES TVO, Christ standing in mandorla containing nine stars
2 commentsTanit
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F59 viewsMarcian AE4

Attribution: S.4327, VM 12
Date: AD 450-457
Obverse: DN MARCIANVS
PF AVG, draped and cuirassed
bust r.
Reverse: No legend,
Monogram of emperor within
wreath, + above, CON in exergue
Size: 11.3 mm

Flavius Valerius Marcianus was born circa AD 396. Following the death of Theodosius II in AD 450, the choice of a successor was left to the late emperor’s sister Pulcheria. She selected Marcian, a senator ad distinguished soldier of humble origin. Having give him her hand in marriage, she crowned him in the Palace of Hebdomon on August 25th. Upon becoming Emperor, Marcian repudiated the embarrassing payments of tribute to Attila the Hun (AD 434–453), which the latter had been accustomed to receiving from Theodosius II in order to refrain from attacks on the Eastern Empire. Aware that he could never capture the eastern capital of Constantinople, Attila turned to the west and waged his famous campaigns in Gaul (AD 451) and Italy (AD 452) while leaving Marcian's dominions alone. Marcian proved himself a wise and generous emperor and his rule was a time of peace for the Eastern Empire. In AD 451, the famous Fourth Ecumenical Council was held at Chalcedon for which his reign is perhaps best remembered. Marcian died on January 27, AD 457 of disease, possibly gangrene contracted during a long religious journey. He was buried in the church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, together with Pulcheria. Despite his short reign and his writing off of the west, Marcian is considered one of the best of the early Eastern Roman Emperors. The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes him and his wife Pulcheria as saints, with their feast day on February 17.
Noah
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59 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Sestertius.
Reign: Emperor, A.D. 161-180
Denomination: Ć Sestertius.
Diameter: 31 mm.
Weight: 25.46 grams.
Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 158-9.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG. PII F. Head, bare, right, bust draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: TR. POT. XIII COS. II S. C. Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
Reference: RIC (A. Pius) 187, 1349b. Cohen 741.
Ex Richard Graham Collection, Schulman Sale, June, 1966, #1896.
paul1888
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MARINIANA AR antoninianus AD25459 viewsobv:DIVAE MARINIANAE
rev:CONSECRATIO (peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & scepter)
ref:RIC6, C.14
mint:Rome
Rare
Mariniana was the wife of Valerian and mother of Gallienus. The absence
of the title Augusta would suggest that she died before the their accessions.
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Mark Antony, AR Denarius, Athens 32 B.C,59 viewsSear 1477, ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III III VRPC, bare head of Mark Antony to right; reverse M SILANVS AVG/Q PRO COS. 4 commentsOptimus
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #159 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-IIII-COS-P-P, Maximinus standing left, right hand raised, holding spear in left; two standards behind to the left, one right.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29-30mm, weight: 19,40g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-40, p-, C-71, BMC 221,
Q-001
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Maximinus Denarius59 viewssocalcoins
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megalopolis. Circa 160-150 BC. Bronze dichalkon or fourree core59 viewsBronze dichalkon or fourree core. 14.2mm. 2.27 g.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: Large X with ΞB above, K-A across, M and thunderbolt below, all within wreath

Attribution: cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1551.1 Date: 160-150 BC

Ex BCD with tag. Note from BCD stating that this is a bronze coin struck from an identified offical die for a hemidrachm. This would make it possibly a test strike in bronze or a fouree core from a stolen die.
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Dicoletian, Ticinum - RIC 22559 viewsDicoletian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
rev: IOVI CONSERVAT. Jupiter standing left with thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergue: TXXIT
Struck 285 A.D. at Ticinum
RIC 225 (Scarce)
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Nero As, 64 AD59 viewsNero, AD 54-68
AE - As 23 mm
64 AD
radiate head right
NERO CLAVG CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P
Genius standing half-left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar & holding cornucopiae
GENIO AVGVSTI S-C, I in ex
RIC 215
C
Ardatirion
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014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RIC I 0072, Rome, AR-Denarius, SA-LVS, 59 views014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RIC I 0072, Rome, AR-Denarius, SA-LVS,
avers: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P, laureate head right.
revers: SA-LVS, to either side of Salus seated left holding patera.
exerg: SA/LVS//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 67-68, ref: RIC I 0072, p-154, RSC-320, BMC-99,
Q-001
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096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD59 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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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2015) 8.25.01.13 (plate coin)59 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.9g, 26.61mm, 225°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [K]M OPPEL DIADOVMENIAN[OC]
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LON - GINOV NIKOPOLIT
in l. and r. field WN - PR
in ex. [O]C ICTRW
Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys
over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1830 (1 ex., Milano)
b) Varbanov (engl.)3787 (this coin, but cites AMNG 1830 under #3783)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.25.1.13 (plate coin)
Rare, about VF, glossy black patina
3 commentsJochen
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Augustus, RIC 158, medium bronze of 10 BC to AD 1059 viewsmedium bronze (dupondius ?) (12.6g, 25mm, 2h) Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC - 10 AD.
Obv.: IMP DIVI F Agrippa laureate head left and Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Rev.: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to right, wreath at top.
RIC (Augustus) 158

COL NEM stands for COLONIA AVGVSTA NEMAVSVS (now the city of Nîmes, France), built by Augustus' army after their conquest and return from Egypt. The crocodile chained to the palm tree symbolizes the defeat of the Cleopatra and Marc Antony at Actium. This symbol is still used as the city's emblem in Nîmes today.
3 commentsCharles S
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CHINA - PRE-QING - NURHACHI59 viewsCHINA - PRE-QING - NURHACHI (1616-1626) Abkai Fulinga. AE CAsh. Tian Ming Han Qian. Hartill #22.1.1 commentsdpaul7
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Octavian AR denarius, 31-30 BC, Rome59 viewsOctavian
AR denarius – 19mm
Italian (Rome?) mint, 31-30 BC
bare head r.
Mercury (or Apollo?),naked, seated right on rock upon which is spread his cloak, petasus (or shield?) slung on his back, holding lyre with both hands
CAESAR DIVI F
RIC 257, CRI 401, BMCRR 4335
1 commentsArdatirion
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Orbiana Sestertius59 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
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modern Slavey fake of a Otacilia Severa Denarius 59 viewsmodern Slavey fake of a AR Denarius (3.0g, 18mm, 6h) of Rome mint, struck AD 244-246.
Obv.: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust of Otacilia Severa facing right.
Rerv.: PVDICITIA AVG Pudicitia seated cross-legged left, veiled, drawing the veil near her face with her right hand and holding scepter in her left.
RIC (Philip I) 123b, Cohen 52
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AUSTRIA -- Ottokar II as King59 viewsAUSTRIA -- Ottokar II as King (1261-1276) AR Pfennig, Vienna mint. Obv.: Warrior to right with sword and shield. Rev.: Embossing traces. Reference: Luschin #62.dpaul7
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Plautilla - Venus and Cupid59 viewsDenarius 204
O/ PLAUTILLA - AUGUSTA Draped bust right with hair in horizontal waves and drawn into coiled plait on neck
R/ VENUS - VI-CTRIX Venus, naked to waist, standing half-left, holding apple and palm; at side, shield; before, Cupid standing, holding helmet
C 25 - RIC 369
Mint: Rome (7th off., 17th emission)
septimus
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Volusianus 251-253 A.D.59 viewsObv:bust r. radiate wearing paludamentum and cuirass
Rev:horned altar behind two trees a palm tree and a fig tree on r.
Maritima
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Small Bronze 159 viewsGotarzes II

Obverse: King's head L, bareheaded, diadem with rear ties.

Reverse: Seated archer (? - I can't see any bow) in square of dots

12mm, 1.26g.

Sellwood 65.48

Needs cleaning!
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Hadrian59 viewsObv:bust r. laur wearing paludamentum and cuirass
IMPTRAAHR I ANOCAAV
Rev: Tyche
CIFA VG CAESAR
amibosam
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Philip I. FourrĂ©e Antoninianus59 viewsPhilip I. fourrée counterfeit antoninianus, struck after 247 AD.
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopiae.
22 mm, 3.06 g.
Imitating RIC 28c

Picture and coin provenance: FORVM.
Pscipio
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221-179 BC Philip V 59 viewsPhilip V
AE17
Obverse:Head of Zeus right
Reverse:Athena Alkidemos walking right, throwing a spear and holding shield; thunderbolt right

17.12mm 3.72gm

SNG COP 1244
maik
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 062, Rome, FIDES EXERCITVS, #2,59 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 062, Rome, FIDES EXERCITVS, #2,
"Celebrating my faithful Army"
avers:- IMP-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- FIDES-EXERCITVS, Four standards, the third from right has an eagle atop it
diameter: 21-24mm,
weight: 4,18g,
axis: h,
mint: Rome,
date: 249 A.D. (11th Issue - 2nd Officina),
ref: RIC-IV-III-062, p-75, C-050
Q-002
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Phillip II and Serapis, Markianopolis, Serpent, AE2559 viewsPhillip II 244-249 AD
AE25, 13 g
obv: confronted busts of Phillip II and Serapis, [] IΛIΠΠOC KAICAP
rev: coiled serpent left, E in right field, MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Hristova & Jekov, p. 236, fourth coin, 6.44.22.2. (same dies)
GICV -

ex Pars coins
areich
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Salonina SALVS AVG59 viewsSalonina, 267 A.D., Asia mint. (Antioch?)
OBV: SALONINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
REV: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in her arms.
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Gordian III IOVI STATORI59 viewsGordian III, 238-244 A.D., Rome.
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.
1 commentsancientcoins
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PHRYGIA, APAMEIA59 viewsca. 133 - 48 BC
AE 22 mm 5.82 g
O: Bust of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmeth
R: APAMEWN, eagle alighting on base with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, ANTIFWN [MENEKLEOS (magistrate), mostly off flan] below
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Pontius Pilate59 viewsPrefect: 26-36 AD
Size: AE Prutah
Obverse: Lituus TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC
Reverse: LIZ in wreath
Date: Year 17 = 30/31 AD
Reference: Hendin 649
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202-205 AD - PLAUTILLA As (cast)59 viewsobv: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGG / S.C. (Pietas standing right holding scepter & child)
ref: RIC IVi 581(Caracalla) (R), C.19 (8frcs)
3.32gms, 23mm
Extremely rare
Fulvia Plautilla was the wife of Caracalla (AD202-205). In 205 she was banished to Sicily, later to the isle of Lipari, where was assassinated by Caracalla’s order in 212 AD.
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Helmeted Roma | Hercules with Nemean Lion, AR Serrate Denarius, 80 BC. Poblicia.59 views
Helmeted Roma | Hercules and Nemean Lion, Serrate Silver Denarius.

Obv: Roma draped, in twin-feathered plumed Phrygian-styled helmet, right facing; ROMA behind, control mark S above.
Rev: Hercules standing left, wrestling and strangling the Nemean lion, club below, encased bow with two arrows in left field; S, above; C POBLICI Q F in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Rome
Struck: 80 BC.

Size: 18.73 mm.
Weight: 3.8 grm.
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear and lustrous silver. Excellent surfaces and devices in superb relief.

Refs:
Sydenham, 768
Crawford, 380/1
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Cologne, Victoria germanica 6.38 g !!!!59 views2 commentsicos
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Sigismund III. Wasa 1587-1632. Dreipölker 1622, Bromberg. Kopicki 861.59 views2 commentsancientone
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[18H649] Pontius Pilate Prefect under Tiberius Prutah, "LIZ", 30 BC59 viewsPONTIUS PILATE PRUTAH, 'LIZ;' Hendin 649, VF, 15.5mm, 1.90 grams. Struck 30 C.E. Nice historic coin.

THE COINS OF PONTIUS PILATE
Jean-Philippe Fontanille

INTRODUCTION
They are not really beautiful, or truly rare, nor are they of very great monetary value. Yet these apparently modest coins carry in their weight an era and an act which would have immense consequence to the history of the world. Indeed, they are closely associated with three basic factors which saw the foundation of Christianity :
1 - The temporal proximity : Most modern experts agree in recognising that the year now designated 30 C.E. marked the trial and the death of Jesus. Given that time-frame, Pilate's coins were minted in 29, 30 and 31 C.E.
2 - The geographic proximity : The most credible hypothesis indicates that these particular coins where struck in Jerusalem, the city in which the significant events took place.
3 - The human proximity : Pontius Pilate himself designed and put the coins into circulation, and of course he was the man who conducted the trial and ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.

So it is that everyone, whether a believer or simply a lover of history or of numismatics, will find in these coins direct evidence of and witness to an episode the memory of which has survived 2000 years : A momentous event which has to a great extent fashioned the world we know.

Throughout this article we will also note the exceptional character of Pilate's coins: Exceptional in the nature of the images they bear, for the numerous variants they offer, for the presence of countermarks, and above all for the part their originator played in history. The putative appearance of these coins imprints on the Turin shroud has yet to be confirmed by more solid scientific proofs.

Pilate's coins are Roman coins, the words on them are Greek, they were circulated in Judea, and today they are to be found distributed among world-wide collectors after having spent 2000 years buried in the earth. They were minted and used during a period which produced an event destined to change the face of the world, and issued at the command of one of the principal actors in that event. An amazing and dramatic destiny for apparently such humble and unassuming little coins !

For 35 years Pilate's coins were passed from hand to hand every day. They knew the scent of spice-stalls, heard the merchants' ranting, smelled the sweat and dust of daily works. They were alive to the sounds of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin voices ¬ now haggling over a price, now offering prayers to YHVH, Jesus or Jupiter.

Nobody prays to Jupiter any more [?], but Pilate's coins are surviving witnesses to a time when the first Christians were considered as a messianic sect among several others in the midst of Judaism in crisis. The absolute split between Judaism and Christianity took place from about 70 C.E, the year which marked the tragic ending of the first Jewish rebellion. It was from that time, too, that Pilate's money ceased to be used.

Like each one of us, who carries always a few small coins in the bottom of our pockets; there is no doubt that some of Pilate's coins resonated to the last words of the most famous of all supplicants. A very long story had its beginning...

2. MANUFACTURE AND CIRCULATION
LOCATION OF MINTS
Although the prefects had their residencies in Cesarea, the administrative capital of the province, it seems that their money was minted in Jerusalem. Indeed, a specimen dated year 31 has been found in this town in an incomplete state of manufacture.

DURATION OF USE
It would seem that Pilate's money was in current use for at least 35 years. Indeed, some of it has been discovered among other coins during the excavation of remains of dwellings destroyed by the Romans during the first Jewish revolt, which is evidence that they were still in use at that time.

AREA OF CIRCULATION
These coins circulated far beyond the frontiers of Judea. Some samples have been discovered as far away as Antioch in present-day Turkey, nearly 500 kilometres from Jerusalem where they were minted. Others have also been found in Jordan. These limits represent a circulation area of at least 100.000 square kilometres, that is five times larger than the size of the state of Israel. Taking into account that it was a time when distances were expressed in terms of days of march, one begins to see the important influence of these coins.

3. THE IMAGES AND THE TEXTS
THE SIMPULUM
A fairly frequent symbol from the Roman religion of the time, the simpulum was a utensil used by the priests during their religious ceremonies. This little ladle, provided with shaft and a handle, allowed the priests to taste the wine which they poured onto the head of an animal destined for sacrifice, after which the soothsayer was empowered to examine the animal's entrails for signs and portents sent to men by the Gods through the medium of the interpreter. As I pointed, none of this would have been obvious at first sight of the motif except perhaps to a Roman citizen. However, it throws some light on the theory put forward by F.A. Banks [Coins of the Bible Days].

This wasn't the first time that the simpulum appeared on Roman coins, but it is the first time it figured alone. This fact gives an additional specificity to Pilate's coins, not only in the context of Judea but also in comparison with all the other coins of the Empire.

THE THREE EARS OF BARLEY
The three ears or barley are featured on the opposing face of the simpulum. Unlike the simpulum, these ears of barley are not in contravention of the Jewish Law. The motif is nevertheless distinctive because it is the first time it appears on a Judean coin. The motif would reappear twelve years later on one of Herod Agrippa's coin, then on another, much rarer, of Agrippa II (ears of barley held in a hand). After that, the motif disappeared altogether from ancient Jewish coins.

THE LITUUS
The lituus was the wooden staff which the augurs held in the right hand; it symbolised their authority and their pastoral vocation. It was raised toward heavens while the priests invoked the Gods and made their predictions. Legend records that Romulus used it at the time of Rome's foundation in 753 B.C.E. It is interesting to note that the cross used in present times is the direct descendant of the lituus. As with the simpulum, Pilate's coinage is exceptional in that it alone displays the lituus as the sole object illustrated on the face.

THE WREATH
The laurel wreath is a symbol of power and victory, and figures on various ancient Greek and Roman coins. In Judea it can be found during the reign of John Hyrcanus I (134 to 104 B.C.E.). After that, Herod Antipas, speaker for Pilate, used it on all his coins. On Pilate's coins, the laurel wreath figures on the reverse side of the lituus, framing the date.

THE DATES
The notation of dates uses a code invented by the Greeks whereby each letter of the alphabet was assigned a number. This code would be used again in Judaism under the name of Guematria. The system is simple : the first ten letters of the alphabet are linked to units (1,2,3...), the following ten letters to tens (10,20,30...) and the four remaining letters to the first four hundreds. The "L" is an abbreviation meaning "year". Tiberius became emperor on September 17 of year 14 C.E, so we have :

LIS = Year 29 C.E. * LIZ = Year 30 C.E. * LIH = Year 31 C.E.

THE TEXTS
The legends on Pontius Pilate's coins are written in Greek. Judea, governed by the Ptolemy dynasty (301 to 198 B.C.E) then by the Syrians until 63 B.C.E, came under the same powerful influence of the Hellenic culture which touched the other territories of the ancient Persian Empire won by Alexander the Great. In spite of a certain amount of resistance, this Hellenistic heritage eventually crept into every aspect of daily life. Apart from the dates, the texts on Pilate's coinage consisted of only three different words : - TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (Of Tiberius Emperor) on all three coins; - IOYLIA KAICAPOC (Empress Julia) added to the coin of year 29.
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Pontius Pilate
After the deposition of the eldest son of Herod, Archelaus (who had succeeded his father as ethnarch), Judea was placed under the rule of a Roman procurator. Pilate, who was the fifth, succeeding Valerius Gratus in A.D. 26, had greater authority than most procurators under the empire, for in addition to the ordinary duty of financial administration, he had supreme power judicially. His unusually long period of office (A.D. 26-36) covers the whole of the active ministry both of St. John the Baptist and of Jesus Christ.
As procurator Pilate was necessarily of equestrian rank, but beyond that we know little of his family or origin. Some have thought that he was only a freedman, deriving his name from pileus (the cap of freed slaves) but for this there seems to be no adequate evidence, and it is unlikely that a freedman would attain to a post of such importance. The Pontii were a Samnite gens. Pilate owed his appointment to the influence of Sejanus. The official residence of the procurators was the palace of Herod at Cćsarea; where there was a military force of about 3,000 soldiers. These soldiers came up to Jerusalem at the time of the feasts, when the city was full of strangers, and there was greater danger of disturbances, hence it was that Pilate had come to Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion. His name will be forever covered with infamy because of the part which he took in this matter, though at the time it appeared to him of small importance.
Pilate is a type of the worldly man, knowing the right and anxious to do it so far as it can be done without personal sacrifice of any kind, but yielding easily to pressure from those whose interest it is that he should act otherwise. He would gladly have acquitted Christ, and even made serious efforts in that direction, but gave way at once when his own position was threatened.
The other events of his rule are not of very great importance. Philo (Ad Gaium, 38) speaks of him as inflexible, merciless, and obstinate. The Jews hated him and his administration, for he was not only very severe, but showed little consideration for their susceptibilities. Some standards bearing the image of Tiberius, which had been set up by him in Jerusalem, caused an outbreak which would have ended in a massacre had not Pilate given way. At a later date Tiberius ordered him to remove certain gilt shields, which he had set up in Jerusalem in spite of the remonstrances of the people. The incident mentioned in St. Luke 13:1, of the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate mingled with the sacrifices, is not elsewhere referred to, but is quite in keeping with other authentic events of his rule. He was, therefore, anxious that no further hostile reports should be sent to the emperor concerning him.
The tendency, already discernible in the canonical Gospels, to lay stress on the efforts of Pilate to acquit Christ, and thus pass as lenient a judgment as possible upon his crime, goes further in the apocryphal Gospels and led in later years to the claim that he actually became a Christian. The Abyssinian Church reckons him as a saint, and assigns 25 June to him and to Claudia Procula, his wife. The belief that she became a Christian goes back to the second century, and may be found in Origen (Hom., in Mat., xxxv). The Greek Church assigns her a feast on 27 October. Tertullian and Justin Martyr both speak of a report on the Crucifixion (not extant) sent in by Pilate to Tiberius, from which idea a large amount of apocryphal literature originated. Some of these were Christian in origin (Gospel of Nicodemus), others came from the heathen, but these have all perished.
His rule was brought to an end through trouble which arose in Samaria. An imposter had given out that it was in his power to discover the sacred vessels which, as he alleged, had been hidden by Moses on Mount Gerizim, whither armed Samaritans came in large numbers. Pilate seems to have thought the whole affair was a blind, covering some other more important design, for he hurried forces to attack them, and many were slain. They appealed to Vitellius, who was at that time legate in Syria, saying that nothing political had been intended, and complaining of Pilate's whole administration. He was summoned to Rome to answer their charges, but before he could reach the city the Emperor Tiberius had died.
Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12083c.htm

As the man who presided over the trial of Jesus, who found no fault with the defendant and washed his hands of the affair by referring it back to the Jewish mob, but who signed the final death warrant, Pontius Pilate represents almost a byword for ambivalence.
He appears in a poor light in all four Gospels and in a favourable light in the apocryphal Gospel of Peter where the Jews take all the blame for Jesus' death.
In the later Acts of Pilate, he is both cleared of responsibility for the Crucifixion and is said to have converted to Christianity.
In the drama of the Passion, Pilate is a ditherer who drifts towards pardoning Jesus, then drifts away again. He tries to pass the buck several times, makes the decision to save Jesus, then capitulates.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Robert Runcie once wrote, "It would have been better for the moral health of Christianity if the blame had stayed with Pilate."
In a poignant moment in the course of the trial, Pontius Pilate responds to an assertion by Jesus by asking "What is truth?"
The truth about Pilate is difficult to ascertain since records are few. Legends say he was a Spaniard or a German, but most likely he was a natural-born Roman citizen from central Italy.
But the fact that he was definitely the Procurator of Judea from 26 to 36 AD helps to establish Jesus as a real person and fixes him in time.
The official residence of the procurators was the palace of Herod at Caesarea, a mainly non-Jewish city where a force of some 3,000 Roman soldiers were based.
These would come to Jerusalem during the time of feasts when there was a greater danger of disturbances. This would explain Pilate's presence in the city during the time of the Crucifixion.
Pilate is recorded by several contemporary historians; his name is inscribed on Roman coins and on a stone dug up in Caesarea in the 1960s with the words, PONTIUS PILATUS PRAEFECTUS PROVINCIAE JUDAEAE.
The governorship of Judea was only a second-rate posting, though having the Jewish religious capital, Jerusalem, on its patch would have increased its importance.
Pilate ruled in conjunction with the Jewish authorities and was under orders from Emperor Tiberius, to respect their culture. He was a soldier rather than a diplomat.
The Jews relied on the Romans to keep their own rebellious factions under control. But they appeared to hate Pilate.
One contemporary Jewish historian Philo, describes him as a violent thug, fond of executions without trial. Another, Josephus, records that, at the start of his term, Pilate provoked the Jews by ordering the imperial standards to be carried into Jerusalem.
But he backed off from an all-out confrontation. On the other hand, later, he helped himself to Jewish revenues to build an aqueduct.
When, according to Josephus, bands of resistance fighters, supported by crowds of ordinary people, sabotaged the project by getting in the way of Pilate's workmen, he sent in his soldiers. Hundreds were massacred.
Anne Wroe, author of a recent book Pilate: the Biography of an Invented Man, says that for some modern scholars, given this propensity for violence when the occasion warranted, the idea of Pilate as a waverer is nonsense.
A Roman governor, they point out, would not have wasted two minutes thinking about a shabby Jewish villain, one among many. Wroe's depiction of Pilate, however, suggests he was something of a pragmatist.
His first duty was to keep the peace in Judea and to keep the revenues flowing back to Rome. "Should I have jeopardised the peace for the sake of some Jew who may have been innocent?", she has Pilate asking. "Should I have defied a furious crowd, maybe butchered them, to save one life?"
Whatever the truth about the real Pontius Pilate, such dilemmas are what he has come to symbolise.
Anne Wroe makes the modern comparisons of Neville Chamberlain in 1938. Bill McSweeney, of the Irish School of Ecumenics suggests that "without the Pilates of Anglo-Irish politics, we might never have had the Good Friday Agreement".
Tony Blair has said of Pilate: "It is possible to view Pilate as the archetypal politician, caught on the horns of a dilemma."
Even if, in reality, the Jesus affair was nothing but a small side-show in the career of Pontius Pilate, it had monumental repercussions for his image.
His inclusion in the Christian creeds, in the words of Robert Runcie, "binds the eternal realms to the stumbling, messy chronology of earthly time and place".
BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1273594.stm

The Ethiopian Church recognized Pilate as a saint in the sixth century, based on the account in the Acts of Pilate

Although historians can pinpoint the exact date of death of many distinguished historical figures, the date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ remains a matter of scholarly debate. Christ’s birth is most often dated between 7-5 BC (some scholars have suggested, however, His birth was as early as 20 BC). Christ’s Death and Resurrection is dated between 29-36 AD.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Postumus FELICITAS AVG RIC V/2 5859 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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Probus Antoninianus59 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.

VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Mars advancing right, holding a trophy and spear; P in right field.
Ex: XXI

280 AD, Siscia.

3.89 g

RIC V, Part 2, 810

Amazing reverse!


SOLD October 2014
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,59 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 499, Ticinum, SALVS AVG, Bust-H, V/*//TXXI, Salus standing right,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. (H)
revers:- SALVS-PVBLIC, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
exerg: V/*//TXXI, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 10th. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-499, p-71,
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This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("V") of Ticinum.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 220, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #259 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",
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian59 viewsBillon Antoninianus of Ticinum of A.D.274-275

Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: PROVIDEN DEOR Fides Militum standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand. Officina and mint mark Q XX T in exergue.
Weight: 4.05g

RIC.152 Sear RCV III 11587

In A.D.274 Aurelian attempted a currency reform that did bring a certain amount of stability. The antoninianus was restored to approximately its original size. The actual silver content was increased slightly, but remained very low at around 4.5% overall. These reformed antoninianii often bear a mint mark of XXI that is thought to represent the ratio of 20 parts copper to 1 of silver. However, coins produced at Ticinum, as shown here, have the letter T instead of the I in the value mark.
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IV Philopator (221 - 204 B.C.), AE Hemidrachm , Svoronos 112759 viewsBronze hemidrachm
Obv:- Horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia;
Rev:- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, ∆Ι between eagle's legs
Minted in Alexandria
References:- Svoronos 1127; SNG Cop 202; Noeske 145; BMC Ptolemies p. 57, 109 - 110; Weiser 50 (Ptolemy II, 253 - 249 B.C.)

33.40 g. 33.72 mm
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Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Benefactor"), King of Egypt 246-221 BC.59 viewsBronze 40 mm 65.4 gram
Obverse: Bust of Zeus Right
Reverse: Eagle Left _12500 sold
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Anonymous quadrans59 viewsAnonymous Quadrans. AE.
Bearded head of Tiber r., crowned with reed.
Rev. SC The Roman she-wolf standing r., suckling the Twins Romulus and Remus.
RIC II, 217, 17. C. VIII, 269, 22.
Rare.
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59 viewsAnonymous Republic Quinarius - After 211 BC.
Ob.: Helmeted head of Roma right, V behind
Rev.: Dioscuri galloping right, ROMA in a tablet.
Gs. 2,2 mm. 16,1
Craw. 44/6, Sear RCV 42

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SPAIN - PHILIP IV59 viewsPhilip IV (1621-1665) Copper 4 Maravedis Resellado. Type 30, 1658. Cayon #5214, Toledo. dpaul7
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 496a corr.59 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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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 130d59 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
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124 - Quintillus Ant. - RIC 02059 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna, draped looking up, facing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Minted in Rome. (Z in right field)
Reference:– RIC 20.
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132 - Probus - RIC 323 Bust type C (Ticinum) (SXXT)59 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Rev:– CONCORD AVG, Concordia standing right, holding two ensigns and facing Sol standing left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (SXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 2. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 323 Bust type C
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC VI Lugdunum 26459 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
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Rome 21259 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated, facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, right holding globe, left sceptre, with shield at her side; knobs as acroteria, wreath in pediment
Minted in Rome (H in left field, RBP in exe.), between A.D. 308 and A.D.310
References:– RIC VI Rome 212 (Scarce)
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Philip Arab59 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG
Philip I+II seated left on platform, soldiers, Liberalitas, citizen
RIC 183 (without SC) 8,69g 24,5mm Dupondius

Information from Curtis Clay:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to Curtis Clay
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RIC_606var__A_049_No_018_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-CM-AVR-PROBVS-PF-AVG-(Fl_)_P-M-TR-P-COS-P-P_XXI-Q_RIC-606var-p-81_Alf-49-No-18_Siscia_4th-em-277AD_Rare_Q-001_7h_22,5mm_4,27g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 606var, Alföldi type 49, No 18, Siscia, P M TR P COS P P, Bust-F,l., -/-//XXIQ, Emperor left, Rare!!!59 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 606var, Alföldi type 49, No 18, Siscia, P M TR P COS P P, Bust-F,l., -/-//XXIQ, Emperor left, Rare!!!
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left. (F,l.)
revers:- P-M-TR-P-COS-P-P, Emperor standing left between two ensigns, right hand raised, left holding sceptre.
exe: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,5 mm, weight: 4,27 g, axis:7 h,
mint: Siscia, 4th emission of Siscia, 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-606var, p-82, Alföldi type 49, n° 18; Rare!!!
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